Patrick A. Feriozzi

Decatur – Patrick Alan Feriozzi, 66, of Decatur, IL, passed away on March 14, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO due to complications encountered during cancer treatment.

Pat was born on April 3, 1952 in Decatur, IL to Louis J. and Winnie “Cookie” (Powell) Feriozzi. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and graduated from St. Teresa High School in 1970, where he was a National Honor Society member and an Illinois State Scholar. Pat attended both Lewis College and Illinois State University.

Pat (nicknamed “Chunk”) was an extremely smart high school football player graced with brute strength, quickness, and tremendous burst of speed. His senior year, he was an all-city selection and voted Most Valuable Player. Pat remained a loyal Bulldogs fan his entire life. He could always be spotted at games and he mentored numerous football players through the decades.

His father’s son, Pat learned and embraced all aspects of his parents’ sweat equity approach to providing for their family and, consequently, evolved into an accomplished home building master craftsman. His decades-long career in construction produced an immeasurable number of homes and businesses in central Illinois, California, Alabama and Michigan.

Pat had an observing and thoughtful demeanor that lent itself to fierce loyalty to those he loved. He was a lesson on stubborn love, but was always on hand to help and encourage. Many family and friends will continue to experience Pat’s generosity daily through what he built and repaired for them. He was especially proud of his final major project, the construction of Door 4 Brewery. Pat’s family encourages his loved ones to gather there to admire his beautiful legacy, as it is crafted into all of ours.

Surviving are his parents Louis J. and Winnie “Cookie” Feriozzi of Decatur, IL; siblings Michael Feriozzi of Springfield, IL, Jeannie (Mike) Scholz of St. Jacob, IL, Jim (Lisa) Feriozzi of Decatur, IL, Tom (Donna) Feriozzi of Decatur, IL, and John (Lisa) Feriozzi of Mt. Zion, IL; 19 nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and great-nephews, and a host of close friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and many cherished aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The Feriozzi family is thankful for the care provided by Dr. Vijay K. Damarla and the DMH Cancer Care Institute; additionally, the support from his primary physician Dr. Dhirenda Patel and his lifelong friends, Tooter and Beth, during his time in DMH.

Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm in the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Funeral service to celebrate his life will be Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11 am in the funeral home. Burial will take place in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Teresa High School football program.

Paul Main

Paul Johnson Main, 81, longtime resident of Warrensburg, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at DMH.
Born March 30, 1937 in Loveland, Ohio, son of Herbert and Lucille (Johnson) Main of Olney, Illinois. Paul was married to Joy Morgan Main who died June 7th, 2010.
He is survived by his daughters, Vivian Bandy of DeKalb, IL and Suzanne Lynch of Tarpon Springs, FL, four grandchildren: Sam Bandy of Dekalb, IL, Paula Bandy of Dacula, GA, Kirk Lynch of Appalachicola, FL, and Kaitlyn Jansen of Tarpon Springs, FL, his great grandchildren, and his extended family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Da Burg Bar and Grill (a favorite of Paul’s) in Warrensburg, on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00pm.
Paul was a lifelong teacher and retired from WLHS in 1992. Paul produced many shows including the regionally famous Then and Now. A lifelong musician, Paul played many instruments and served as a bass player in several bands. He also enjoyed sharing his time with the local chapter of the Lion’s Club.
In leui of flowers, please make a memorial donation in his name to the Friends of WILL (PBS Arts & Education) 300 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 or to the Warrensburg Lion’s Club, Box 282 Warrensburg, IL 62573.

Helen E. Ogilvie

Helen E. Ogilvie, 92, of Sullivan, formerly of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Mason Point in Sullivan.
Helen was born August 4, 1926, in Decatur, the daughter of Ernie and Dorine Eubank. She married Garland Evans. He preceded her in death. Later in life, she married Charles Paul Ogilvie. He also preceded her in death.
Surviving are her son, Morris Evans of Decatur; three grandchildren, Tammy (Jerry) Walters of Decatur; Ashlynn Dickey of Decatur; and Zachary Evans of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three sisters.
Helen was a member of Life Four Square Church in Decatur. She enjoyed going to rummage sales. She also loved flowers and plants. She was a housekeeper for many years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Honoring Helen Ogilvie wishes cremation services will be provided by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Rev. Marshall Hughes

Decatur – Rev. Marshall Hughes, 91, of Decatur, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Generations at McKinley Place, Decatur. 

Rev. Hughes was born November 19, 1927, in Harmon, TX, the son of Charles Hughes and Magnolia Simmons. He graduated from Douglas High School in Oklahoma City, OK. On Sept. 13, 1947 he married Fern Brown and was blessed with four children. He served in the Navy for many years. After being discharged from the Navy he went to work at Tinker Air Force Base as a carpenter. 

He was called to preach God’s word at an early age. He preached and served in and around Oklahoma City, OK, before becoming pastor of Providence Baptist Church in El Reno, OK, a church he helped build now names New Providence Baptist Church. After leaving New Providence, he became pastor of Friendship Baptist Church and he preached there for several years.   

On February 22, 1970, he was elected pastor of Northside Missionary Baptist Church and moved his family to Decatur. Under Rev. Hughes’s leadership the church bought land on Lowber Street for a new building. Ground breaking was held July 3, 1983 and on July 8, 1984 Rev. Hughes, church members and members of the community entered the Greater Northside Baptist Church. The fellowship hall has been named Rev. Marshall Hughes Fellowship Hall.  

Rev. Hughes was instrumental in Starting the 2nd Sunday Musicals, active in a number of civic groups, president of the Ministerial Alliance, Vice Chair of Decatur Human Relations Commission, president of Office Economic Opportunity (O.E.O.), vice moderator of the Baptist Orthodox Wood River District Assistant to Rev. Oliver Johnson, served as Chairman of Sunday School and B.T.U. Congress (Wood River District). 

Rev Hughes preached his last sermon as pastor of Greater Northside in March of 1990. Rev. Hughes was loved and admired by many Christians and Non-Christians. “Everybody was Somebody to him” 

Rev. Hughes then returned to Oklahoma where he was pastor at Wannamaker Baptist Church in Watonga, OK, until he returned to Decatur a short time later. While in Decatur he worked as a funeral assistant for Graceland/Fairlawn and Moran & Goebel Funeral Homes, preached at Church Of The Living God Temple #1, Trinity CME Church and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church where he served as pastor until his death.  

After his wife Fern passed away, he married Shirley Warnsley October 6, 1999 and in this union gained three stepsons.  

Left not to mourn but to cherish fond memories are his wife, Shirley Hughes of Decatur; his oldest son, Michael (Mauva) Hughes of Decatur, son, Rev. William Helm of VA; daughters: Marcia Muhammad of Oklahoma City, OK, and Zita Hughes Jackson of Philadelphis, PA; stepsons: Keith (Michelle) WarnsleyToppie (Kendra) Warnsley and Galen Dawson. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fern Hughes; son, Marshall Hughes, Jr.; his mother and father; one brother, one grandson and one great granddaughter.  

Visitation will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, from 4 pm until the time of a memorial service at 6 pm at the Church Of The Living God Temple #1. Homegoing services to celebrate his life will be 2 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Northside Missionary Baptist Church; visitation will be one hour prior at the church. Burial will take place Monday, March 25, 2019 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga, OK.   

Special thanks to Dorothy Cox-Stole, special friend, Harbor Light Hospice, Dr. Benjamin Esparaz and Cancer Care staff and Dr. Muhammad Khan and staff. 

The Hughes family is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences may be shared at 

John Charles Callihan

John Charles Callihan, 64, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

John was born June 10, 1954 in Pensacola, Florida, the son of Harold Stacy and Francis Jane (Thompson) Callihan.  He married Valerie Curry on April 17, 1999, at Scovill Zoo in Decatur.  She survives.

Also surviving are their two sons, Zach McCulley of Decatur and Tom (Paige Higgens) Martz of Indianola, Iowa; a daughter, Roxanne Callihan of Marshall, Illinois; a grandchild, Isreal “Izzy” Wilkins; a friend loved as a sister, Beth Smith of Bladenboro, North Carolina; and his beloved cats, Princess Punkin and Baby Princess.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Stacy Callihan, Jr.

John was an industrial fitter welder for many years.  He was a licensed pilot and inspector.  He had a passion for airplanes and trains.  He loved to build model airplanes from WWII, and always enjoyed a good joke.  He was very proud of his daughter at Indiana State University for pursuing her career as a pharmacist.

Honoring John Callihan’s wishes cremation services will be provided by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Cole Daniel Evans

Cole Daniel Evans, 15, of Forsyth, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in his home. 

Cole was born May 21, 2003, in Decatur, to Derek and Kristen (Barnett) Evans. He was a freshman at Maroa-Forsyth High School. Cole was an Avid Cubs fan, loved to hunt, fish and play sports, but most of all, he loved spending time with his buddies patronizing the local Forsyth restaurants. 

He is survived by his parents, Derek Evans of Forsyth and Kristen Evans of Forsyth; his brother, Brock Evans of Forsyth; two uncles, Brett (Katie) Barnett of Chicago and Jason (Migumie) Evans of Tokyo, Japan; paternal grandparents, Mike (Mary) Evans of Decatur and maternal grandparents, Jane (Don) Queary of Maroa and Dan Barnett of Decatur; paternal great-grandfather, Richard Evans of Decatur; three great-uncles, Daniel Evans of DecaturTerry (Kelli) Barnett of Rockford, IL and Richard (Cindy) Hanes of Maroa; two great-aunts, Diane (Marshall) England of Portland, OR and Kathy Vathakos of Fort Myers, FL. 

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Cole Evans will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maroa Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated for a memorial scholarship fund in Cole’s name. 

The family of Cole Evans is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at 

Broderick “Brody” Dennis Heinz

Decatur – Broderick “Brody” Dennis Heinz, 14, of Decatur, IL, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, in his home surrounded by his family.  

Brody was born February 3, 2005, in Urbana, IL, the son of David and Stefani (Williams) Heinz. An 8th grader at Holy Family Catholic School and member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Brody was very active in sports. He participated in baseball, basketball, track, but he especially enjoyed playing football for the Junior Dawgs.  

He is survived by his parents: David and Stefani Heinz of Decatur; grandparents: Glenn and Esther Williams of Decatur, Dennis and Sharon Heinz of Oreana; great grandmothers: Phyllis Lehman of Decatur and Elinor Heinz of Maroa; uncle, Justin Williams; aunts: Tiffany Heinz of Decatur and Toshia Solano of Illiopolis; cousins: Michael, Ashley, Tatum, Laynee, Katie and Emily. Brody is also survived by his God Parents, Michael and Megan Smith along with their children Nathaniel and Elia Smith of Decatur.  

Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 4 to 8 PM, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Friday, March 8, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Point Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute ( or Sarcoma Foundation of America (  

 The family of Broderick Dennis “Brody” Heinz is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences may be shared at 

Imogene Moore

Decatur – Imogene “Gene” Moore, 95, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. 

Imogene was born to Eli and Sarah Miller in Decatur, Illinois on May 26, 1923.  She married Loyd Steven Moore on August 12, 1947.  He preceded her in death June 23, 1979.  Imogene spent most her life as a devoted mother and grandmother, but many will remember her from her many years at the Macon County Courthouse snack bar before retiring in 1988. 

She is survived by her children: LaVon Mason (Joe Fromm), Steven A. Moore (Sherry Shampine) and Robin Moore (Angela) all of Decatur; four grandchildren: Bonnie Gensler (Jamey Lee), Steven L. Moore (Stephanie Sharp), Noah Mason (Megan) and Skylar Flesch; twelve grandchildren: Maxwell Gensler, Kolsten Gensler, Tye Gensler, Alyxandur Daily, Paige Moore, Steven (Bubba) Moore, Chase Moore, Serenity Moore, Abigail Moore, Emarie Mason, Ava Mason and Chevy Mason. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers and four sisters. 

Visitation will be 9 to 10 am Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be 10 am Friday, March 8, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Zion Cemetery, Boody, IL.  

The family of Imogene Moore is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences may be shared at 

Leah Marie Goranson

Leah Marie Goranson, 94, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth. 

Leah was born July 10, 1924, in Dixon, IL, to George Carl and Grace F. (Myers) Stienmetz. She married Roland William Goranson on July 10, 1957. He passed away July 6, 2006. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Forysth. 

She is survived by her daughter, Verna (James) Shuppara of Decatur; four grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) Thorsen, Meredith (Kevin) Zimmerman, Allison (Wesley) Ooton and Emily (Ben) Massey; six great-grandchildren, Alex, Taylor, Abby, Lauren, Cole and Sloan; her brother, Gerald (Judy) Stienmetz of Oregon, IL and her sister, Shirley Francois of Polo, IL. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers and four sisters. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leah Goranson will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday before the services at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 155 W Forsyth Rd, Forsyth, IL 62535. 

The family of Leah Goranson is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at 

Patrick Thomas Hogan

Patrick Thomas Hogan , 70, of Columbus, Ga. died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Muscogee Manor Nursing Home.
Mr. Hogan was born March 19, 1948 in Seattle, Washington son of the late Edward Thomas and Mary Louise Hall Hogan. Mr. Hogan began his career in Texas as a CPA and received his PHD from the University of Texas at Arlington. He retired from Columbus State University in 2016 as a professor of Business. As a professor, he was published several times to include co-authoring a text book. Mr. Hogan loved his dogs, motorcycles and was a member of Cascade Hills Church.
Other than his parents, Mr. Hogan was preceded in death by his sister, Marsha Hogan.
Survivors include his wife Gwen Hogan of Columbus, Ga., daughter, Lindsay Hogan of Boston, Massachusetts, son, Brian Hogan of Portland, Oregon, sister, Debbie Hogan (John Shanks) of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home; visitation will be one hour prior. Private burial will take place in South Macon Township Cemetery, Macon, IL.
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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