Our sympathy to Michael Phelon

We send our condolences to Michael Phelon, director, Open Door Mentorship Program and Workforce Equity Initiative, on the passing of his mother, Mary Alice Phelon, on Jan. 13. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. at Ruby Funeral Chapel, 1520 E. Washington, Springfield. Visitation will be at the Chapel one hour prior to the service, with private interment.

Our sympathy to Damon Tanke

We extend our condolences to Damon Tanke, professor of auto technology, on the passing of his grandfather, Gary Bobell, on Jan. 6. A visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, 4-7 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Amy Flynn

We extend our condolences to Amy Flynn, public relations and marketing assistant, on the passing of her grandfather, Leo Flynn, on Jan. 1. A funeral mass will be held today, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Claire Heffron-McKinney

We extend our condolences to Claire Heffron-McKinney, student success coach, on the passing of her mother, Patsy Ann Heffron, on Dec. 8. A visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m. and a memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m., both at at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Read the obituary.

Celebration of life for Jenna Protz

A celebration of life for Jenna Protz, daughter of Brenda Protz, professor of communication, will be held Tuesday Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield.

A visitation will be held today, Nov. 22, from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. The funeral will follow the services on Saturday. Read the obituary. Jenna, 14, her grandparents and best friend lost their lives in a traffic accident Nov. 16.

Our sympathy to Brenda Protz and Thom Whalen

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Brenda Protz, professor of communication, on the tragic loss of her daughter, her daughter’s best friend and grandparents in a traffic accident Saturday evening in Montgomery County.

We also extend our sincere condolences to Thom Whalen, professor of art, on the passing of his father, Patrick “Patty” Whalen, on Nov. 15. Visitation, beginning with a prayer service, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, and interment will follow. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Tamie and Samuel Penning

We extend our condolences to Tamie Penning, application analyst, and Samuel Penning, system administrator II, on the unexpected passing of Tamie’s sister Melody Shacter of Minnesota. A memorial service is being planned and will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our sympathy to Christie Hovey

We extend our condolences to Christie Hovey, professor of computer applications, on the passing of her father-in-law, Bill Hovey, on Nov. 1. He, along with Ball-Chatham’s Board of Education, hosted developmental meetings that led to the establishment of LLCC. A visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. (with visitation preceding at 10 a.m.) at Cherry Hills Church. A private burial for family will take place later in Jacksonville. Read the obituary.