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Thomas H. Evans, 80 of Winchester, Ill., passed away early Tuesday morning June 25, 2013 at his home.
He was born April 29, 1933 in Scott County, the son of the late Willis and Ethel Blake Evans.
He graduated from Winchester High School and made a career of working and managing hog farms. He started with the hog operations in 1959 until his retirement in 2004. He was of the Baptist faith.
He married Patsy Ruth Benton in Winchester, they divorced in 1983. He married Judith Kay Wallace Baze in 1995 in Winchester and she survives at home.
He is also survived by his children and step-children. Rodney (wife Bren) Evans of Belleville, Ill., Sally Evans of Beardstown, Ill., Carol (husband Lyndell) Holmes of Winchester, Ill., Roy Douglas (wife LeaAnn) Evans of Mount Sterling, Ill., Brenda (husband Matt) Hill of Taylorville, Ill., Robert (wife Diana) Evans of Indiana, Tony (wife Lisa) Baze of Alabama, Scott (wife Beth) Baze of Nebraska, Dan Baze of Rushville, Jason (wife Jessica) Baze of Kansas, Stacie Baze of Nebraska, and Michael Evans of Winchester. Also surviving are two sisters, Lois Bean of Liberty and Barb (husband Lowell) Sparks of Winchester.
Preceding him in death were two sons, Richard at birth and Randall in 2005, four brothers, Leo, Joe, Bert and Billy in infancy and two sisters, Marjorie Stevens and Dorothy in infancy.
Tom enjoyed working with hogs and later selling produce in Louisiana. He always said that is what kept him young.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 28 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial with military honors was in the Winchester City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com.
Ruth G. Logan, 96, of Troy, formerly of Silex, passed away June 25, 2013 at the Sugar Creek Assisted Living in Troy.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Silex with Pastor Steve Brown officiating. Burial was in the Troy City Cemetery. Visitation was 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the funeral home.
Ruth was born May 4, 1917, the daughter of Samuel and Emma Moseley Young, in Hawk Point. On Dec. 11, 1937 in Troy, she married William Ryan Logan. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1989.
She is survived by one son, Gary W. Logan, and wife Brenda, of Hopkinsville, Ky.; one daughter, Ruth Ann Grothaus, and husband Bill, of Silex; three grandchildren, Wayne Grothaus and wife Kelli, Sherri Zinselmeier and husband Ron, and Teresa Logan; five great grandchildren, Kaitlin and Brittney Zinselmeier, Shelbi, Bradley and Haley Grothaus; and one step-grandchild, Michael Wages and wife Leah, and daughter Lydia; daughter-in-law Mary Logan; nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Logan was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son William Ryan Logan Jr. on May 18, 1994; step-granddaughter Suzanne Wages on June 12, 1996; six brothers and six sisters.
Ruth was born and raised in Hawk Point and graduated from Troy High School. She lived most of her life in and around Silex and moved to Troy in August of 2011.
She was Baptist in faith and had attended Silex Baptist Church. Mrs. Logan was a member of the Silex Eastern Star, 4-H Leader, Sunday School Teacher, belonged to the Uandi Club, the Silex Homemakers Club, and the Lincoln County Hospital Auxillary. She was active in Silex activities and was Silex Citizen of the year.
Mr. Logan and Ruth ran the Logan Motor Company in Silex where she kept the books. After they retired they spent their winters in Florida. Ruth enjoyed spending time with friends at the Silex Senior Center as well as her friends at the Sugar Creek Assisted Living Home.
Pallbearers were Larry Black, Jimmy Copher, Jim Kuda, Larry Logan, Gary Luck, and Keith Witt.
Memorials may be made to the Silex Senior Center.
Online condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com