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Charlotte F. Wills
Beecher City
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 City.
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
Findlay
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
Phoenix, Arizona
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
Mattoon
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, Illinois, 61938. 

Augusta Casner
Pana
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 Dollville.

Thomas Pruett
Pana
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 Bingaman
Neoga
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 West
Pana
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. Dean
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 Corley
Decatur
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 neighbors.

Roy Miller
Beecher City
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 Walk
Neoga
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 Hill
Shelbyville
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, Shelbyville.

Mildred Hill
Shelbyville
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 Walk
Neoga
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 Louise Walk.
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
Shelbyville
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 Cub fan. 
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Tomi Milligan
Cowden
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.

Lena Boys
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 family.
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 Boys
Shelbyville
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 1951.
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 missed.
Mary Ermovick
Pana
Mary M. "Marty" Ermovick, 59, of Rosamond, died Wednesday (April 4, 2001).
Arrangements are incomplete at Kennedy & Sons Funeral Home, Pana.

Von Behren
Strasburg
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 Woolfe
Shelbyville
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 Lancaster Woolfe.
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 Wooters
Assumption
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.

Lola Chappelear
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 in Effingham.
Arrangements are incomplete Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.

Walter Washburn
Tower Hill
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 Herbord
Pana
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. She survives.
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 Woolfe
Shelbyville
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 Smith
Mattoon
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 Morrison
St. Louis
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, near Windsor.
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 Riley
Cowden
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.


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