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John W. Brown
November 30, 2006
Visitation: 5:00 PM on September 18, 2007
Funeral: 1:00 PM on September 19, 2007
John W. Brown, 38
Our son did not intend to, but drugs took his life. He did something thousands of people have and are doing, using drugs they know nothing about. Drugs recommended and provided by friends or strangers that are not chemists that know what’s in them or Doctors that knew how much his body could take.
The loss of our son has devastated us, his mother and father James and Barb Brown; his sister Jamie (Johnny); his brother Bo (Laurie); hurting his nieces Kady and Emily and nephew James. We also hurt for his special friend Jennifer; step-daughter Arianna who lives in Massachusetts who spoke to him on a daily basis and will never again hear his voice. Not to leave out his aunts, uncles, cousins, and true friends who also have been left behind in pain.
Realize you have no more idea of what or how much is too much of what you are putting in your body than those selling it to you. Those drugs do not discriminate, by race, income, the status of you or your family. These are those that care about you and those you care about. Consider them please! The pleasure is not worth the risk!
John was our joy and love.
Goodbye John, we love you and miss you.
Visitation for John will be held at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Homes on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation at the church from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Maroa-Forsyth Men’s Athletic Club.

Janet Lee Brunner
April 21, 1937 - September 18, 2007
Visitation: 4:00 PM on September 23, 2007
Funeral: 10:00 AM on September 24, 2007
Janet Lee Brunner, 70, of Forsyth, IL, died 6:38 P.M., Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at her residence with her family at her side.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, September 24, 2007, at Forsyth United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 4 to 7 P.M., Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL. Burial will be in Two Mile Grove Cemetery, Latham, IL.
Memorials may be made to Forsyth United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or DMH Hospice.
Janet was born April 21, 1937, in Decatur, IL, the daughter of John and Stella Virginia (Waddell) McCollum. She married Vernon H. Brunner, Jr. on September 24, 1955, in Decatur, IL.
Janet was a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church. She was a former Village Clerk of Forsyth and worked for Marty’s Knitting Shop and Visiting Nurses Association, but most recently for A.G. Edwards, retiring in 2002. Janet loved quilting and knitting.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Vernon of Forsyth, IL; mother Virginia McCollum of Forsyth, IL; children Jill Zelhart and husband John of Maroa, IL, Chris Brunner and wife Robbin of Oreana, IL, Nathan Brunner and wife Shawna of Forsyth, IL; grandchildren Corey Zelhart, Miranda Brunner, Ryan Zelhart and Taylor Brunner and soon to be born Abigail Lee Brunner; sister Sharon Tolliver and husband Dick of Flora, IL.
She was preceded in death by her father John and infant son Brett Lee.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Esparaz, Cancer Care Staff and DMH Hospice for their loving care and support.
Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Philip D. Buker
Visitation: No visitation details available at this time.
Funeral: 7:00 PM on 03/10/2008
Philip D. Buker, 87, of Decatur, IL, died 10:45 A.M., Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Mason Point in Sullivan, IL.
Memorial services honoring his life will be 7:00 P.M., Monday, March 10, 2008, at Elwin United Methodist Church. Private Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Decatur, IL.
Memorials may be made to Elwin United Methodist Church.
Philip was born April 4, 1920, in Charleston, IL, the son of Cuyler and Lulu (Dale) Buker. He married Rosemary Clapper on November 27, 1946 in Jacksonville, IL. She preceded him in death.
Philip was a member of Elwin United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in WWII, and was a pilot on an aircraft carrier Tan Bark Bay in the South Pacific. Philip retired as a social worker for School District #61. His undergraduate work was from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. He received two Masters Degrees from the University of Illinois, one in Education and one in Social Work Services. Philip was a member of Southside Country Club for 50 years and enjoyed walking the course for all those years.
He is survived by his son Cuyler Buker and wife Dee of Macon, IL; grandchildren Ashley Buker, Kelsie Standerfer and husband Doug, Jessie Buker, Sarah Buker, Elizabeth Green and husband Steve, Andrew Buker; great grandchildren Rosemary Green, James Green, Jackson Standerfer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosemary and son David R. Buker.

Marjorie Melvina Butcher
February 23, 2008
Visitation: 5:00 PM on February 27, 2008
Funeral: 11:00 AM on February 28, 2008
Oreana - Marjorie Melvina Butcher, 76, of Oreana, IL, died 10:20 AM, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at her residence.
Services will be 11AM Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 - 8 PM, Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at the funeral home. .
Burial will be at Friends Creek Cemetery in Argenta, IL.
Memorials have been suggested to the American Heart Association.
Marjorie was born February 6, 1932, in Jacksonville, IL, the daughter of, Vern Rolland and Bertha Mary (Todd) Headen. She married James Reginald Butcher, February 24, 1952 in Lynnville, IL.
Mrs. Butcher was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Michael James (wife, Sue) Butcher of Jacksonville, IL; Kevin Jay (wife, Nancy) Butcher of Oreana, IL; two daughters, Debra Lynn Johnson of Decatur, Deanna Marie (husband, Eric) Golden of Petersburg, IL; three brothers, William W. Headen of Lynnville, IL; Darrell V. (wife, Carolyn) Headen of Jacksonville, Randy E. (wife, Diane) Headen of Lynnville, IL; two sisters, Colleen (husband, Joe) Ash of Winchester, IL, and Shirley Ann Loeffler of Virginia, IL. and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, and her loving husband, James “Jim”.
Marge enjoyed traveling and being with her family and friends. She will be missed by many. .

Teresa K. Easterly-Adams
April 18, 1950 - December 05, 2007
Visitation: 6:00 PM on December 08, 2007
Funeral: 2:00 PM on December 09, 2007
Teresa K. Easterly-Adams, 57, of Decatur, IL, died 5:40 A.M., Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, December 9, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with visitation 6 to 8 P.M., Saturday, December 8, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to University of Illinois Extension, Macon County.
Teresa was born April 18, 1950, in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Everett L. and Marjorie A. (Morthland) Easterly. She married Everett E. “Butch” Adams on November 23, 1980, in Decatur, IL.
Teresa worked for University of Illinois Extension from 1990 to present; formerly worked at Macon Resources as Director of Developmental Training and Safety Compliance Officer from 1982 to 1990, Michigan State University Cooperative Extension as 4-H Program Assistant from 1976-1982. She was a member of ENAACT, Past Chair of Macon County Safe Kids Campaign, Past Chair of Macon County Red Ribbon Campaign, Past Member of Macon County Gang Task Force, Member of Illinois Association of Extension Educators, Member of Relatives as Parents Task Force for Illinois Dept. of Aging. Teresa attended the University of Illinois at Springfield, Richland Community College and Saginaw Valley State College.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Butch of Decatur, IL; son Michael E. Adams of Decatur, IL; special friend Christopher Johnson of Decatur, IL; sisters Karen Hall of Decatur, IL, Donna Ross and husband Carl of Phoenix, AZ; aunt Betty Morthland of Decatur, IL; nieces, nephews and cousins; friends Mike and Faye Hodge of Dalton City, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to thank the Macon County Extension Office and Coroner Michael Day for their help.

Mary Ann Camp
February 25, 1936 - March 15, 2008
Visitation: No visitation details available at this time.
Funeral: No funeral details available at this time.
OAKLEY - Mary Ann Camp, 72, of Oakley passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 with her family at her side. There will be no visitation or service.
Mary Ann “Annie” was born February 25, 1936 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Dora Blanche Chepan and Eddie Lee Culp.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Lee Camp of Oakley and children Jackie (Corbit) Walters of Decatur, LuAnn McDaniels of Decatur, Windy (Jack) Dodge of Arcola, Bobbie Turk of Mt. Zion, Brenda (Scott) Crist of Cerro Gordo, Leah Camp of Cerro Gordo, Cody (Christine) Camp of Decatur, 19 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
“If you saw a smile on Ann’s face you weresmiling, if she was laughing then you were laughing because that’s the power she had over people.”
We the family of Mary Ann would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Shackelford for the personalized and tender care given to our mother. We have lost someone whom we cherish and love.

Donald Leroy Camp
Visitation: 1:00 PM on May 27, 2008
Funeral: 2:30 PM on May 27, 2008
Donald Leroy Camp, 82, of Decatur, IL, died 6:55 P.M., Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Heartland of Decatur, Decatur, IL.
Visitation will be 1:00 - 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL. Graveside services will be 2:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, IL, with military rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, 2880 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526.
Donald was born November 23, 1925, in Decatur, IL, the son of Harry and Bertha Elizabeth (Jostes) Camp. He married Anna Pauline Virden-Birge on July 13, 1963 in Decatur, IL.
Donald worked for 38 years at Staley’s, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Donald was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anna of Decatur, IL; children Jim Birge and wife Rene of Taylorville, IL, Pat Malloy of Decatur, IL, Sandy Birge of Decatur, IL, Kay Burden and husband Larry of St. Mary’s, OH; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great grandson; brother Dale Camp of Bloomington, IL; sister Betty Davison of Lake Havasu, NV.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Evertt and Francis Camp, sisters Nellie Sowers, Lora Jackson and Dorothy McBride.

John Wesley Campbell
March 21, 1986 - March 28, 2008
Visitation: No visitation details available at this time.
Funeral: No funeral details available at this time.
John Wesley Campbell, 22, of Decatur, died at 9:47P.M. Friday, March 28, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 10A.M., Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, with visitation Tuesday, April 1, 2008 from 6-8:00P.M. and the family requests casual dress. Burial will be held at Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown.
Memorials have been suggested to Ronald McDonald House
John was born March 21, 1986 in Decatur, the son of Wesley T. Campbell and Vickie S. ( Shafer ) Kelly. John was a devoted, loving son, grandson, brother and uncle. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
John was a fun loving, kid at heart who could often be found surrounded by the children in his family with whom he loved to play. John was looking forward to a bright future. He pursued and recently received his G.E.D. and was planing on training for a career in welding.
He is survived by his parents: Vickie & Roy Kelly of Decatur and Wes Campbell of Harristown; brothers Cory ( Wife, Shannon ), Adam and Robbie; Sisters: Kristin ( Fiancé’, Chris ) and Ashley; Grandparents: Ron and Edith Shafer of Decatur, Cheryl Hathaway of Harristown, and the late Donald Campbell of New Caney, Texas, Loretta and the late James Kelly of Decatur; Nephew: Tyler; Niece: Breanna; and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends and his best friend, Michael.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal great grandparents, and one great uncle.

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