Cleo Charlene Finnell, 86, of Springfield, passed away at 7:04 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Charlene was born on April 7, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of Charles F. and Goldie C. Barrett Barry. She married Matthew J. Finnell on June 13, 1953; he preceded her in death in 2009.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Matthew J. Finnell, Jr.; her parents; and two brothers, Francis and Bill Barry. She is survived by her children, Catherine A. (Dale) Becker, Charles F. Finnell, and John B. (Lorinda) Finnell, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Sam) Sevener, Emily Becker, Christine (Andrew) Novaria, Jake Finnell, and Travis, Jacob, and Connor Lamken; four great-grandchildren, Alayna, Adam, Amelia, and Archer Sevener; four nephews; and several cousins.
Charlene was a graduate of O’Dell High School. She lived her life as a homemaker raising her family. Charlene was a member of the Inner-Outers, Anchor Boat Club, and Church of the Little Flower, where she was a member of the St. Therese Guild. She was a past Sons and Daughters of Erin Irishwoman of the Year. Charlene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful friend, neighbor and the first to lend a helping hand. Charlene always had a smile on her face and the time to share a cup of coffee or a glass of tea with her many friends.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Church of the Little Flower, 800 Stevenson Dr., Springfield with Rev. Allen M. Kemme, celebrant. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little Flower School, 800 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL 62703.
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William E. “Bill” Godbey 1941 – 2017
SPRINGFIELD, IL – William E. “Bill” Godbey, 75, of Springfield, died at 2:02 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born June 12, 1941, to Cecil and Virginia Simson (a/k/a Freda Dowell) Godbey and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by several cousins including, Willa and Nola, and dear friends, Father Gus Franklin and Deacon Martha Bradley.
Bill was employed as a social worker for the State of Illinois and City of Springfield.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral for 45 years where he served as a member of the Chapter, committee chair, and a youth group leader. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was very active in the Episcopal Food Pantry and generous to other organizations.
Visitation: 10–11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at St. Paul’s Cathedral with the Very Rev. Father Andrew Hook officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Petersburg, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul’s Cathedral Trust.
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It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved neighbor, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Carole Shay on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Carole was born on January 18, 1940 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude Hadank Woulfe. She married James W. Shay on February 27, 1960 in Peoria, IL.
Carole was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Woulfe, and her sister Cynthia Ptak.
She is survived by her husband James, her sons Tim (Rhonda) Shay of Springfield and Kevin (Jenny) Shay of Libertyville, her grandchildren Stephanie (Nicholas) Shay-Williams of Bloomington, Nicholas John Shay of Libertyville, Rebekka Shay of Brooklyn, NY, and Daniel James Shay of Chicago, one great-grandchild Roman Shay Williams, and her sister Dawn (Ted) Schlink of Oakland, CA.
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