Charlotte F. Wills
Charlotte F. Wills, 84, of Beecher City, died at 12:16 p.m. Friday,
February 1, 2002 of injuries received in an automobile accident near Beecher
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 4 in the Lockart
and Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City. The Rev. Ty Stoneburner officiated
assisted by the Rev. Roger Marshall. Visitation was from 11:00 a.m. until
service time on Monday. Burial was in Bob Doane Cemetery, Beecher City.
Memorials can be made to the Tri-County Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
Miss Wills was born March 3, 1917 in Fayette County the daughter of
Joe J. and Lillian Buzzard Wills. She attended the First Baptist Church
in Effingham. She formerly was a hairdresser and later was employed for
many years at the First State Bank of Beecher City as a bookkeeper.
Surviving: brother, Kirt Wills and wife Darleen of Beecher City; sisters,
Marie Lacy of Wilmington, OH and Jane Wills of Carthage; sisters-in-law,
Donna Wills of Beecher City and Martha Wills of Carbondale; seven nieces
and nephews; ten great nieces and nephews; two great great nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Billy D. Wills and
Walter Wills, niece Tana McKinnon.
Zelma Davis, 91, of Findlay passed away at 8:38 a.m. Sunday, February
3, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Findlay.
Omer G. Houser
Formerly of Shelbyville
Omer G. Houser, 80, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Shelbyville, passed
away on January 22, 2002.
He was a decorated Army Veteran who served with the 7th Division, doing
amphibious assault landings throughout the Pacific Theatre.
He was the son of Mae and Dick Houser and a brother to the late Vera
Calvert Wolf and Helen Harmon.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorene; his sons, Steven and
Randy of Phoenix, daughter, Diane of Cordova, Tenn.; six grandchildren,
four great grandchildren; four nieces and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Services were held January 27th at North Phoenix Baptist Church where
he served as deacon and usher.
Michael J. Byford
Michael J. Byford, 47, of rural Mattoon, died at 7:44 a.m. on Thursday
January 31, 2002 in his residence.
Services were held on Sunday February 3, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Swengel
-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga with Rev. Richard Coen officiating.
Visitation was held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. Burial was
in Concord Cemetery near Neoga.
Mr. Byford was born on May 12, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son
of Roy Garland and Annabelle (Foster) Byford.
He is survived by his mother, Annabelle Miles of Lake Mattoon, daughter,
Michelle Byford of Lake Mattoon; brothers, Chris Byford and wife Sharon
of Mattoon; Roy Byford and wife Sue of rural Neoga.
His step children, Rita Beatty, Rob Jean and Karl Jean, sister; Mrs.
Thomas (Joni) Hitz of Chicago; special friend Lillian Kulze of Mattoon
and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father and step father, Henry Miles.
He was a former employee of RR Donnelly and Son of Mattoon and a United
States Army Air Ranger of the 82nd and 101 Air Borne Division.
Memorials may be made to Michelle Byford Rt. 2 Box 154 in Mattoon,
Augusta A. Casner, 93, of Pana died 2:30 a.m. Saturday (March 31, 2001)
in Heritage Manor, Pana.
Graveside services were 10 a.m. Monday, April 2 in Mautz Cemetery,
rural Dollville, with the Rev. Jeffrey T. Moore, Pastor of St. Paul's United
Church of Christ, officiating. There was no visitation. Memorials can be
made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
She was born Oct. 14, 1907 in Shelby County, the daughter of William
and Caroline K. Heberlein Uffelman, deceased. She married Dallas Casner
Dec. 12, 1934. He died July 13, 1976.
Surviving are nieces, Joan Sloan and husband Dale of Pana and Carolyn
Uffelman of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by twin brother, August; brothers, Fred,
Paul, Carl, Henry, Lee, and Louis.
Mrs. Casner lived in the Owaneco and Pana areas her entire life and
was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in
Thomas Edward "Buster" Pruett, 58, of Pana died 11:30 a.m. Sunday (April
1, 2001) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be April 4, in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Twin
Pines Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service
time at McCracken-Dean Funeral home.
Mr. Pruett was born March 8, 1943 in Ponchatoula, La., the son of William
Thomas and Virginia Simpson Pruett, deceased. He married Cammie Gipson
on Aug. 22, 2000 in Pana. She survives.
Also surviving are children, Glenn Pruett of Colver, Mich., Gary Pruett
of Indianapolis, Bridget Pruett of Ponchatoula, La.; step-son, Jamie MacKinlay
of Pana; brothers, Curtis and Allen Pruett; and sisters, Doris Stevens
and Ruby McAlaster, of Ponchatoula; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brother, Kenneth Pruett and two sisters,
Mavis Pruett, and Frances Williams.
Mr. Pruett came to Pana from Louisiana 20 years ago. He was a pipe
fitter and was affiliated with the Baptist religion.
Winifred "Winnie" Bingaman, of Neoga, 100, died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday
(April 1, 2001) in Convalescent Care Center in Mattoon.
Services will be Tuesday April 3 in Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga,
with the Rev. Richard Coen of Neoga officiating. Burial will be at Zion
Hill Cemetery. Visitation is two hours before services at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the United Presbyterian Church, Neoga and Heartland
Christian Village, Neoga.
She was born June 22, 1900 in Cumberland Co., the daughter of Fred
N. and Lucy (Hunter) Buchanan. She married T. Clifford Bingaman May 1,
1922 in Neoga. He died May 14, 1954.
Surviving are daughter-in-law, Earnestine (Bingaman) Brown of Windsor;
brother, Louis Buchanan and wife Lois of Neoga; granddaughters, Rebecca
Hancock and husband John of Mattoon, Mrs. Brenda Tull of Decatur; great-grandchildren,
Heather Wright of Mt. Zion, Kim Hancock of Mattoon; step grandchildren,
John Knox of Sullivan, Jim Knox of Windsor, Phyllis Seymour of Arthur,
Sandra Phipps of Sullivan; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by son, Miles Bingaman; two brothers; three
sisters; and one great grandson.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Neoga, a past President
of the American Legion Auxiliary, Neoga, and a former member of the Azure
Rebekah Lodge, Neoga.
Marjorie M. West, 74, of Pana died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday (April 1, 2001)
in Heritage Manor in Pana.
Funeral services are Wednesday April 4, in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating. Burial will be
in Mound Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Mrs. West was born Dec. 21, 1926 in Assumption, the daughter of Raymond
and Bessie Jordan Galvin, deceased. She married Scottie D. West on Dec.
13, 1947 in Pana. He died Jan. 14, 1988.
Surviving are daughter, Linda Dean and husband Earl of Pana; brothers,
Carl Galvin and Lyle Galvin, both of Assumption; sister, Mary Lou Woodard
of Lovington; grandchildren, Larry R. Dean of Pana, Steven L. Dean and
wife Dawn of Pana; and great grandchildren, Alexander L. and Sierra J.
She was preceded in death by sister, Helen Barker.
Mrs. West lived her entire life in Pana and Assumption. She was a waitress
in Donna's Cafe. She also owned and operated a restaurant with her husband
in Frances Hotel, Pana.
Kledus Modena Corley, 91, of Decatur, died at 11 a.m. Friday (March
30, 2001)) in McKinley Court Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday April 3, in Brintlinger and
Earl Funeral Home, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will
be in Myers Cemetery, Herrick. Memorials may be made to the Donor's choice.
Mrs. Corley was born May 30, 1909 in Herrick, the daughter of John
R. and Jesse (Shellabarger) Corley. She married Earl Wilson "Blackie" Corley
1926 in Herrick.
Surviving are her children, Wilson L. Corley and wife Barbara of Stafford,
VA, Lyle Corley and wife Mary Kay of Decatur, Jack W. Corley and wife Joyce
A. of Largo, FL, Roger V. Corley and special friend, Judy of Altoona, IA,
Michael D. Corley and wife Lynn of Tinton Falls, New Jersey; brother, Keith
Corley of Decatur; grandchildren, Joyce Ann Cronk and husband Buddy of
Burnsville, VA; Kathy Corley of Stafford, VA and Connie Corley of Woodbridge,
Virginia, Terry Corley and wife Lynn of Decatur, John Corley and wife Cathy
of Chandler, AZ, Brian Corley of Des Moines, IA; Chris Corley of Kansas
City, KS, Darren Corley of Cedar Rapids, IA; Jeff Corley and wife Joan
of Downers Grove, IL, Jill Felske and husband Tom of Chandler, AZ, and
Julie Miller of Champaign; step grandchildren, Kelly Johnson of Orangeville,
CA, Scott Johnson and Paula Sunderland of Decatur; Todd Johnson of Chandler,
AZ; and twenty great grandchildren.
Preceded in death are her parents; husband; and brothers, L. G. "Buster"
Corley and John Junior Corley.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her sons want to give
a special thanks to her nieces, Carlyn Corley and Jenelle Horn for the
love and care that they provided for their Aunt Kledus.
Mrs. Corley was a member of the Royal Neighbors for seventy-three years.
She worked at Caterpillar and Mueller Company during W.W. II. Mrs. Corley
retired after many years with Janes Cleaners. She had lived in the same
house for sixty-seven years, raising her five sons and loved by all her
Roy T. Miller, 85, of Beecher City died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday (March
28, 2001) at his residence near Beecher City.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday April 2, in the Lockart
and Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City. Leonard R. Jones officiated. Visitation
Sunday. Burial was in Stewardson Cemetery in Stewardson with military rites
performed by V.F.W. Post #4829 of Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to
the Donor's Choice.
Mr. Miller was born Nov. 22, 1915 in Moultrie Co., the son of Roy Frederick
and Nonia Adams Miller. He married Jacqueline M. Moore June 10, 1944 in
Bennetsville, SC. She died Sept. 23, 1990.
Surviving are sons, Roy W. Miller and friend Rosie Appel of Sullivan,
Thomas E. Miller and wife Judith of Warren, MI., and Jerry J. Miller and
wife Jeri of Houston, TX; brothers, Percy Miller of Tower Hill and Ed Miller
of Fancher; sister, June Crockett of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; two
step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sister, Opal Miller;
and brothers, Bill and Vernon Miller.
Mr. Miller was a member of the National Rifle Association, AARP and
was affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church of St. Elmo. He served
in the United States Army during W. W. II in Hawaii and the Philippines.
He farmed nearly his entire life and formerly was employed at Oliver Corporation
in Shelbyville and Fedders Corporation in Effingham.
Joseph F. "Joey" Walk, Jr. 20 years old of rural Neoga, Illinois, passed
away Sunday afternoon at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.
Death was due to injuries he received in an automobile accident Tuesday,
March 27. Arrangements are incomplete, due to Organ donations, at the Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home in Neoga.
Velma Mildred Hill, 98, of Shelbyville died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday (April
1, 2001) in Hood's Nursing Home, Shelbyville.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home,
Mildred Hill, 98, of Shelbyville died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday (April 1,
2001) in Sheryl's Place, Shelbyville.
She was born Nov. 15, 1902 in Shelby Co., the daughter of William and
Nellie Archey Dill.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Lockart &
Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville with the Rev. John Hippard officiating.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in
Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to Sheryl's Place.
Surviving are niece, Vivian "Toots" Dill of Shelbyville; great-nephew,
Steve Dill of Decatur; great-great nephew, Stuart Dill serving in the U.S.
Marine Corps; great-great niece, Melanie Rhoades of Broomfield, CO.; and
cousin, Julia Downing of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Baptist Church.
She was a retired clerk for the New York Central Railroad in Indianapolis.
Joseph Foster "Joey" Walk, Jr., 20, of Neoga, died Sunday Afternoon
(April 1, 2001) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday April 5, in St. Michael,
The Archangel Church, Sigel, with Fr. Robert DeGrand and Fr. John Titus
officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery, Sigel. Visitation
will be 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 4. A wake services will be at 7 p.m.
in St. Michael, The Archangel Church. Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements. Memorials can be made to St. Michael Schools,
Sigel, Joey Walk Memorial Scholarship at Lake Land College, or Weight Lifting
Department at the Neoga High School.
He was born Dec. 13, 1980 in Effingham, the daughter of Joseph Foster
and Catherine M. (Niemerg) Walk, Sr.
Surviving are parents; sister, Jayne Walk; brothers, Ted Walk and Lee
Walk, all of Neoga; and grandparents, Andrew and Martha Niemerg of Dieterich
and Mary Walk of Teutopolis.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Foster and Mary
Mr. Walk was a member of St. Michael, The Archangel Church, Sigel,
and Phi Theta Kappa (National Honors Fraternity). He graduated from Neoga
High School, class of 1999. He was a four year letterman in baseball and
a three year letterman in baseball for Neoga High School.
Bert Anderson, 88, of Shelbyville, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday (April
3, 2001) in Shelbyville Manor.
Following cremation there will be no visitation or services. Howe and
Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Anderson was born on July 27, 1912 in Beason, Illinois, the son
of Oscar Alan and Bertha Keene Anderson. He married Adelia B. Lowry on
January 6, 1933 in Taylorville. She survives.
Also surviving are children, Shirley Shaw and husband Dick of Whittier,
CA, Donna Chaney and husband Larry of Ada, OH, Georgia Roberts and husband
Kenny of Chattanooga,TN; Mike Anderson and wife Darlene of Wickenburg,
AZ, Patrick Anderson and wife Julie of Clinton, 15 grandchildren; 30 great
grandchildren; nieces, Anna Belle Wines of Dallas, TX and Patsy Eversole
and husband Joe of Shelbyville; and nephew, Emmett Martz and wife Lillian
of Huntsville, AL.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Harry Anderson;
sister, Fern Gertrude May; and two half brothers, Carl and Ed Snyder.
Mr. Anderson was a machine operator for Oliver Corporation, Shelbyville,
for 26 years and later retired from P & H Manufacturing, Shelbyville.
He was a 42-year member of Moose Lodge #1294 of Shelbyville and a loyal
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Tomi Marie Milligan, 23, of Cowden died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at
10:45 a.m. due to injuries received in a car accident.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Lockart &
Sons Funeral Home in Cowden with the Rev. Darrell Hinkle officiating. Visitation
will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.
Memorials can be made to the daughters, Shayla Milligan and Cheyanne Carlock.
She was born April 18, 1977 in Shelbyville, the daughter of James E.
and Brenda L. Bird Milligan.
Surviving are her mother, Brenda Milligan of Cowden, father and step-mother,
James and Jill Milligan of Shelbyville; daughters, Shayla Marie Milligan
and Cheyanne Star Carlock both of Cowden; fiancee, Louis Carlock, Jr. of
Cowden; brother, James Eugene Milligan and wife Sherri of Watson; half-sister,
Jamie Milligan; half-brother, Brett Milligan both of Shelbyville; grandparents,
Irene Milligan of Shelbyville, Pat Bird of Cowden; and step grandparents,
Charles and Pat Eschbaugh of Shelbyville; nephew, James Eugene (Trey) Milligan
III of Mattoon; step-niece, Chrissa Whitten of Watson; step nephew, Dustin
Whitten of Watson; and special Friends, Valerie and Chris Harvey of Mattoon.
She was a graduate of the Cowden High School and attended Lakeland
College. She was employed at Wal-Mart in Effingham.
formerly of Shelbyville
Lena C. Boys, 91, died Monday (March 26, 2001) in Janesville, Wis..
Graveside services will be Friday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Glenwood
Cemetery, Section A. Deacon Ed Schaper, a cousin, will officiate at the
service. Services were previously held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church
in Beloit, Wis. on Saturday, March 31. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be given to HospiceCare Inc., 3001 West Memorial Drive, Janesville, WI
53545, to a Hospice of choice or to Catholic Relief Services.
She was born in Nokomis on Oct. 22, 1909 to Rose and Guy Cattinari.
She married Lester Boys and lived in Shelbyville many years where they
raised their two sons. In 1981 she moved to Wisconsin to be closer to her
Mrs. Boys is survived by her son and his wife, Gene and Jan Boys of
North Fort Myers, FL; three grandsons and their wives, Daron and Kaarin
of Nashville, Greg and Priya of Houston; Neal and Becky of Janesville,
Wisconsin; and one great-granddaughter, Brianna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; parents, son Ronnie;
brother, Jim Cattinarl; and sister Josephine Nardi.
Alice Marie Boys, 85, of Shelbyville, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday (April
4, 2001) in the Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lockart & Sons
Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Robinson Creek Cemetery near Shelbyville. Memorials can
be made to Pathways to Independence or Alzheimer's Association.
She was born July 9, 1915 in Shelby County, the daughter of Jesse and
Flo Martin Skiff. She married Winston Boys who preceded her in death in
Surviving are sons, Dean Boys, James "Lyle" Boys and Don Boys all of
Shelbyville, William "Bill" Boys of Decatur; daughters, Louise Dilley and
Barbara Boys both of Shelbyville; sisters, Rose Easter of Terre Haute and
Doris Thomas of Staunton; six Grandchildren; and three Great Grandchildren.
One Granddaughter and two sisters have preceded her in death.
She was retired from the Shelby Memorial Home. She enjoyed nothing
more than to have all her family around her to cook for. She will be greatly
Mary M. "Marty" Ermovick, 59, of Rosamond, died Wednesday (April 4,
Arrangements are incomplete at Kennedy & Sons Funeral Home, Pana.
Walter Von Behren, 89, of Nixa, MO., formerly of Strasburg, custodian
for University of Illinois, died Saturday (March 31, 2001).
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg.
Arrangements are by Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson. Memorial can
be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg.
Rosemary Clara Woolfe, 70, of Shelbyville, died at 4:40 a.m. Friday
(April 20, 2001) in the Olivewood Health Care Center in Shelbyville.
There will be no services. Arrangements are by Lockart and Sons Funeral
Home in Shelbyville.
She was born July 22, 1930 in Decatur, the daughter of Ezekial an Verma
Surviving are two sisters, Virginia Plain of Decatur and Ruby Maxhimer
of Lindstrom, MN; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Arthur
Woolfe and Donald Wesley Woolfe.
She was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
Mariam Simcox Wooters, 88, Assumption, died 6:25 a.m. Friday (April
20, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Services were 2 p.m. Sunday in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption with
visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery,
Assumption. Memorials can be made to the Shriners Home for Children or
Moweaqua Ambulance EMT's.
She was born in Assumption Nov. 11, 1912, the daughter of C.G. and
Lena Moore Simcox. She married Lawrence "Jack" Wooters in Assumption on
Dec. 21, 1934.
Surviving are son, C. Frank Wooters of Vienna, WV.; daughter-in-law,
Sharon Wooters of St. Mary's, Ga.; sister, Shirley and husband Rex Parkinson
of Decatur; several nieces and nephews and their families; and many cousins.
Mrs. Wooters was preceded in death by parents; husband; son, Richard;
one grandson; and three sisters.
She was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church. She attended
Illinois State University in Normal. She retired a school teacher and was
a 50 year member and past worthy matron of Tacusah Chapter of OES in Assumption.
She was also a member of Decatur Genealogical Society.
formerly of Stewardson
Lola R. Chappelear, 91, of Effingham, formerly of Stewardson, died
12:02 a.m., Monday (April 23, 2001) in Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation
Arrangements are incomplete Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.
Walter Washburn, III, 69, of Tower Hill, died Friday (April 20, 2001)
at rural Shelbyville.
Mr. Wasburn's wishes were to be cremated. There will be no services.
He was born Jan. 10, 1932 in Rahway, NJ., the son of Walter and Henrietta
Washburn, Jr., deceased. He married Doris J. Logdon on July 12, 1958 in
Rahway. She died Feb. 4, 2000.
Surviving are daughters, Deborah Calantoni and husband Raymond of Shelbyville,
Darleen Krawiec and husband Richard of Dacula, Ga.; grandchildren, Daniel
Calantoni, Richie Krawiec, Christopher Krawiec; sisters, Audrey Sheppard
and husband Fred of Toms River, NJ., Betty Nolan and husband Tom of Seaford,
Del.; and great-grandchildren.
He came to Tower Hill after retirement in 1990. He graduated Rahway
High School Class of 1950 and was in U. S. Navy during the Korean War.
William "Bill" Herbord, 73, of Pana, died at 2:56 a.m., Sunday (April
22, 2001) in Pana Community Hospital.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday April 25, 2001 in McCracken-Dean
Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Bapts of First Baptist Church
of Nokomis officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Pana. Visitation
will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana.
Memorials can be made to donor's choice.
He was born Nov. 25, 1927 in Pana, the son of Henry and Blanche Maton
Herbord, deceased. He married Marcella D. Leduc of Aug. 16, 1947 in Taylorville.
Also surviving are Ken Herbord and wife Sandy of Pana, William F. Herbord
of Pana, Brenda L. Huddleston and husband Larry of Nokomis; grandchildren,
Todd Herbord, Ryan Herbord, Brittany Herbord, Brooke Herbord all of Pana;
Butch Huddleston of Nokomis; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Phillip, Henry, and Herman.
Mr. Herbord lived his entire life in the Pana area. He retired after
38 years at Farmland Co-op, Mid Illinois, and Assumption Co-op Grain Company
at the Pana Elevators. He was a 53 year member of Pana Moose Lodge where
he was past governor and past member of Pana Elks Lodge.
Rosemary Clara Woolfe 70 of Shelbyville, died 4:40 a.m. Friday (April
20, 2001) in the Olivewood Health Care Center in Shelbyville.
There will be no services. Arrangements by Lockart & Sons Funeral
Home in Shelbyville.
She was born July 22, 1930 in Decatur, the daughter of Ezekial and
Verma Lancaster Woolfe.
Surviving are two sisters, Virginia Plain of Decatur and Ruby Maxhimer
of Lindstrom, MN.; and Nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James Arthur
Woolfe and Donald Wesley Woolfe.
She was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
Evelyn Lucille Smith, age 64, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:46 p.m.
Friday (April 20, 2001) at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday
afternoon at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Kozisek officiating.
Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will
be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Evelyn was born Sept. 5, 1936 in Cumberland County, a daughter of Cayce
Raymond and Ella McPherson Beck. She married Richard L. Smith on April
13, 1951 at Toledo. He survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Jimmy Lee Smith and wife Connie
of Cowden, Edward Dean Smith and wife Pam, Dennis Ray Smith, and Danny
Joe Smith, all of Mattoon; one daughter, Tammy Jo Weber and husband Carl
of Mattoon; four brothers, Orville E. Beck and wife June of Mattoon, Raymond
Beck of Loxa, Harold Dean "Butch" Beck and wife Sherrie of Windsor and
Robert Lee Beck and wife Wanda of Mattoon; one sister, Karen Sue Batson
and husband Paul of rural Lerna; six grandchildren, Kevin Smith of Gays,
Carl Weber and Jason Weber, both of Mattoon, Cayce Applegate of Toledo,
Kirshia Smith and Samantha Smith, both of Mattoon; two stepgrandchildren,
Tina Jordan and Matt Bullard, both of Mattoon; two step great-grandchildren,
Jenny Jordan and Shawnda Jordan, both of Mattoon; and special friend, Leroy
Daniels of Coles Station.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Smith was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
sister. She was formerly employed by the Mattoon Garment Factory for 22
years, retiring in 1987. She was the former owner and operator of Perry's
Chuck Wagon and was employed at The Little Chef restaurants. In keeping
with her love for people she cared for numerous older residents in the
community. Evelyn was formerly a member of the Women of the Moose.
Pauline L Morrison, 84, of St. Louis, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday (April
19, 2001) in her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lovins-Lockart
Funeral Home, Windsor with the Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Ash Grove Cemetery,
She was born Dec. 5, 1916 in Noble, IL., the daughter of Nathan Samuel
and Christina Marie Koch Lanter. She married Fred White Dec. 15, 1939 in
Mattoon. He died Oct. 28, 1956. She then married J. Paul Morrison Jan.
18, 1958 in Olney. He preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1983.
Surviving are sons, Fred S. White and wife Brenda of Evansville, IN,
Paul J. White and wife Kathy of Alameda, Cal. and Phillip L. White and
Nancy of Brentwood, Cal.; daughter, Linda C. Pecaut and husband Joe of
St. Louis; step-son, Ronald Morrison and wife Jane and their family of
Springfield; grandchildren, Christopher Paul White and Jacob Christopher
Pecaut; and step-grandson, Ernie Paul Morrison.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Melvin "Pat" Riley, 81, of Cowden, died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday (April
22, 2001) in his residence.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday in Mud Run Cemetery, near
Cowden, with military rites by Herrick American Legion Post #839. No visitation
is planned. Memorials may be given to Lincolnland Hospice. Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Riley was born on January 22, 1920 in Sebeka, Minn., the son of
John and Olive Helen Connell Riley. He married Evelyn Marie Hooper on March
21, 1946. She died on Feb. 3, 1993.
Surviving are his brother, Mike Riley of Washington, and several nieces
and nephews from the surrounding area including one special niece, Helen
Blaine of Cowden that he lived with.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Riley, who was killed
in W.W. II; and his parents.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II and was honorably discharged
in 1943. He worked construction all of his life and was a member of Central
Labor Union #171 of Charleston, NRA, and Herrick American Legion Post #839.