Obituary for Wanda Lee Reynolds

Wanda Lee Reynolds, 95, of Winnebago, IL, gained her beautiful angel’s wings, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, IL peacefully with her beloved family by her side.

To know her was to love her… Wanda immediately lit up any room she entered. She was such a classy woman that touched so many lives. She loved her family and friends with all of her heart and filled her home with warmth and kindness. Wanda had an incredible love for the Chicago Cubs and Bears. She hardly missed a Cubs game and was a die-hard fan! She was so blessed to see the Cubs win the World Series in 2016.


Dr. Joseph "Joe" H. Vaughn, PHD

Dr. Joseph “Joe” H. Vaughn, PhD, 80, Winnebago, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on December 21, 2022, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Joe received his PhD in Psychology at IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) in 1970. He was a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois, served as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine, was a lecturer and conference speaker. Joe was a Bible study leader and an author publishing two books, “New Life for Men” and “A Family Intervention”. 

David Elmer Johnson

David Elmer Johnson, 85, of Byron, died Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside in Rockford. He was born December 1, 1937 in Rockford, the son of Tage Elmer and Jeannette Birdsall (Cumming) Johnson. He graduated from Byron High School in 1955. Dave married Carolyn Ann Jones on September 5, 1959 at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago.

Dave is survived by his wife 63 years, Carolyn Johnson of Byron; sons, Jeff (Deb) Johnson of Byron, Tim (Lynn) Johnson of Hailey, ID; grandchildren, Bryan (Sarah) Johnson, Brett (Angie) Johnson, Brock (Amanda) Johnson, Bryce Johnson; great-grandchildren, Ella Johnson, Ava Johnson, Cole Johnson, Perry Johnson, Willa Johnson, Gentry Johnson, Kellen Johnson, Spencer Johnson; brother, Alfred “Bud” (Cheryl) Johnson of Prescott, AZ; several nephews and nieces.

Joyce Morrison Memorial

Joyce Kathleen (Knodle) Morrison, of Byron, age 93, passed away with her husband by her side on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.  Joyce married Leland “Sam” E. Morrison at the Middle Creek Presbyterian Church on November 30, 1957. Joyce attended Middle Creek Presbyterian Church and was a 75 year member.


Ruth Bridgeland Alford Memorial

Ruth Bridgeland Alford, died on September 9 of this year at the age of 95. She and her family were members of Middle Creek for many years. Her father Alfred was an elder of the church and her mother Grace was involved in many activities.  Her family ask if we could share this with the congregation.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.