Obituaries

Beloved John Braislin Passes Away

We are sad to report that John Braislin passed away early this morning, May 16, 2015.  John had a long career in the entertainment industry, primarily in TV.  In addition to folk singer, he was […]

Funeral Service for Fred Schatz is April 29, 2015

A funeral service for Jacksonville resident and former city councilor Fred Schatz is scheduled for 11:00am Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Jacksonville Cemetery. A gathering will follow at the Historic First Presbyterian Church of […]

In Memory of Lawrence “Lawr” Hugo

Jacksonville has lost another friend with the passing of Lawrence Hugo, known better as “Lawr.” Lawr passed away on April 4, surrounded by family. Enjoy this piece written on his life and artwork from the […]

Artist Elaine Witteveen Passes Away at 98

Longtime Jacksonville resident and artist Elaine Witteveen passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

Elaine was born and raised in Chicago and attended the […]

Mary the “Worm Lady” Passes On

Mary Lillian Probert, affectionately known by all as the “Worm Lady,” passed away on January 10th at the age of 85. Mary, a longtime town resident, was preceded in death by her mother, Katie Lillian […]