Bruce Edward Massey

Bruce Edward Massey was granted his angel wings on October 18, 2018 at 5:37 a.m. His final days were spend surrounded by his wife and children. Bruce touched many lives throughout his memorable life.

Bruce was the third child of George Massey and Grace Massey.

Bruce was a graduate of Burlington County Technical High School class of 1970. He then enlisted in the United States Army where he received an Honorable Discharge.

He married Suzanne Mullens in 1971, and that union produced Bruce Edward Massey Jr. and Scott Andrew Massey. They later divorced. He married Ruth Anne Pygott in 1981 and that union produced Christopher James Massey. They later divorced. He married Lori Ann Masterson in 1992 and that union produced Stephen Warren Massey, Shelby Lynn (Massey) Bartholomew, Shandy Marie Massey.

Bruce was employed by the City of Decatur for 22 years as a Heavy Equipment operator. At the time of his death, he was a sweeper truck operator.

He is survived by his wife Lori of 26 years, sons Bruce Edward Massey Jr. and wife Anqelique, Scott Andrew Massey, Stephen Warren Massey and Fiance Brittany Creek, Daughters Shelby Lynn Bartholomew and husband Joshua Keith Bartholomew, and Shandy Marie Massey. Grandchildren Noah, Fiona, Wyatt. His brother Robert Massey and wife Marilyn, Sister Mary and husband Marv. Brother Dave Massey. His cousin Carolyn Riha to which he had a special bond. Several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on October 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 at Moran’s and Goebel Funeral Home. Funeral to be held October 24, 2018 at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow funeral.

He was proceeded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, parents.

Mary Joan Tirpak

Decatur – Mary “Joan” Tirpak, 89, of Decatur, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield. 

Joan was born March 12, 1929 on a farm outside Witt, IL, the daughter of Carl Christopher and Mary Grace (Marty) Adermann. She grew up on farms in the Ramsey area until her family moved to Assumption in 1937. Joan was a member of the last graduating class of Huber Memorial Hospital’s nursing school in Pana (1950). She worked as an RN at Decatur Memorial Hospital and St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Decatur; she served in their Legion of Mary and as an extraordinary minister, both at Mass and on visits to shut-ins. She was also a member of the Macon County Home Extension.  

Mary married Michael George Tirpak on October 4, 1958 in Assumption; he preceded her in death on January 14, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Mary Anne and Susan Joan; and one brother, Carl Thomas Adermann. She is survived by her son, Michael Christopher Tirpak of Springfield; sister, Susan Bernardine Lamb of Normal; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.   

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Church; visitation will be one hour before the Mass. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption. Memorials may be made to the Mary Anne Tirpak Scholarship Fund, Holy Family School. 

The family of Mary Joan Tirpak 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

Betty N. Winchester

Betty N. Winchester, 91, of Sullivan, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. 

Betty was born April 28, 1927, in Decatur, to Fred and Mable (Dodsworth) VanHyning. She married James L. Winchester on May 7, 1948 in Decatur. He passed away October 19, 1989. 

She is survived by her two daughters, Vicki Winchester of Indianapolis, IN and Diane (Duane) Gilman of Dalton City, IL; one son, Michael J. Winchester of Decatur, IL; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; her daughter, Debbie Wingard; one great-granddaughter and one sister. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Betty Winchester will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Fork Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association 2309 W White Oaks Dr Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704. 

The family of Betty Winchester is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Charlene W. Anderson

Charlene W. Anderson, 94, of Decatur passed away on October 16, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Services are incomplete with Moran and Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe st. Decatur, IL.

Robert “Bob” Francis Nalefski

Decatur – Robert “Bob” Francis Nalefski, 94, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Imboden Creek Living Center.  

Bob was born May 17, 1924, in Decatur, the son of Frederick and Callie (Ray) Nalefski. A member of Ss. James and Patrick Parish, Bob liked to fish and worked as a tool and dye maker for G.E. He married Betty J. Floyd on July 10, 1948 in Decatur and she preceded him in death on May 12, 1978. Also preceding him in death were his parents, son Bobby Alan Nalefski, three brothers and ten sisters. 

Surviving are his children: David (Robin) Nalefski of TN, Jenny (Jim) Batman of FL, Judy (John) Smick of Moweaqua, Becky (Bobby) Holmes of Decatur, and Karen (Gary) Bonnough of FL; eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be 1 pm, Friday October 19, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church, 742 E Clay St, Decatur, IL 62521. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Decatur. Memorials may be made to Ss. James and Patrick Parish.

The family of Bob Nalefski 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

Shirley Marie Bower

Shirley Marie Bower, 76, of Decatur, passed away October 12, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. 

Shirley was born January 9, 1942, in Decatur, to Kenneth and Louise (Harminson) Thomas. She married Dale Bower on August 22, 1959 in Lovington, IL. Together they owned and operated B & B mobile Home Service, Inc., in Decatur since 1974. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dale; her two daughters, Lisa (John) Weatherford and Dale Anne (Jeff) Tuggle both of Decatur, IL; her granddaughter, Jillian (fiancé Nick Halford) Weatherford of Decatur; her grandson, Jake (fiancé Bridget Jestis) Weatherford of Argenta, IL; and her sister, Patsy (Leland) Wright of Clinton, IL. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Honoring Shirley’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL.  No services are planned. The family will hold a private burial.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at


Lisa Kay McCoy

Lisa Kay McCoy, 58, of Decatur, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, surrounded by her loving family. 

Lisa was born December 7, 1960, in Decatur, Illinois to Danny and Beverly “Joy” (Hutchcraft) Scott. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant for Evergreen Assisted Living. She loved reading, spending time at “Green Acres”, caring for animals and others, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her two daughters, Diana (Cory Crum) McPeek and Jenniffer McCoy both of Decatur; three grandchildren, Nykolas McPeek, Casey Middleton and Joseph Crum; her mother, Beverly “Joy” Scott of Decatur; two brothers, Michael (Sarah Ford) Dyer and Danny (Rebecca) Scott, Jr. both of Decatur; her sister, Julie Yets of Urbana, IL; special friends, Cliff Miller and David Thomas, Sr.; and her rescue fur babies, Bella, Roxie, Hannah, Momo and Oaklee. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Danny Scott, Sr.; her son, Joseph Allen Puckett and two brothers, Robert and David Dyer. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Lisa McCoy will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Macon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Humane Society of Decatur & Macon County 3373 North Woodford Street, Decatur, IL 62526. 

The family of Lisa McCoy 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

Rosaria M. Khalaf

Rosaria M. Khalaf, 50, of Decatur died October 8, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital. 

Rosaria was born January 16, 1968 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Charlie and Mary (Abdul) Khalaf. 

She enjoyed listening to music, spending time with her grandchildren and eating in the middle of the night. 

Surviving are her children, Latrice Khalaf, Tamica Hatchett, Nolan Jackson, Ryan Watkins, Michael Johnson, Tanisha Young (Dominique), Malik Evans, Tyler Rowe; grandchildren, Aliziah Hatchett, Nasira Jones-Khalaf, Naomi Bloodworth, Mykel Johnson, Micah Johnson, Dominique Young, Jr., Amira Hatchett-Sawyer, Destinee Young, Michael Johnson III, and Tanisha Young. 

A celebration of Life will be held 4 PM, October 12, 2018 at 619 Heath Dr., Rantoul, IL. 

The Moran and Goebel Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Rosaria.  condolences may be left to her family at 

Frances A. Taylor

Frances A. Taylor, 99, of Decatur, IL, passed away at her residence. 

Frances was born December 6, 1918 in Pigeon, MI, the daughter of William Henry and Marie (Rhode) Herzog.  She married Floyd Taylor during 1953 in Detroit, MI. 

She and her husband were the owners and operators of the Quality Market grocery store.  She enjoyed baking, gardening, and caring for family and children. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Diana Carr of Decatur, IL, Carol Hartman of Decatur, IL; grandchildren, Lori Carr, Scott Taylor; great grandchildren Bobbi, Jeremy, Alex, Ariel, Gabe and great-great-grandchildren, Ryan and Aiden. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, parents, 5 brothers, 4 sisters and one grandson, Rusty. 

Memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.  Cremation rites will be accorded. 

Memorials: Decatur and Macon County Humane Society. 

Condolences may be left to her family at 

Della Cole

Decatur – Della Cole, 79, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, October 03, 2018, at Generations at McKinley Place. 

Della was born February 27, 1939, in Brownsville, TN, the daughter of Robert Hayes and Vera Lou Taylor.  

She is survived by her children: Linda Hayes, Sheila Hayes and Randle Hayes all of Decatur; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; siblings: Robert Nicholson of Decatur, Logan Nicholson of Urbana, Robert Hayes and Keith Hayes of IN, Gussie Reed of Decatur; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Della was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, 1 daughter, brother and 2 sisters.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 11 am, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. There will be no visitation and burial will take place at a later date.

The family of Della Cole 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

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