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Virginia Gregory
Moweaqua
Virginia Gregory, 85, of Moweaqua, died 2:05 p.m. Friday (June 11, 2001) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services were held 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua. Visitation were 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Locust Grove Cemetery, Assumption. Memorials can be made to the Moweaqua First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Gregory was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Findlay, the daughter of Oscar and Flossie Shride Hawley. She married Wayne Gardner Dec. 25, 1934, in Elwin. He preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1993.
Surviving are her son, Richard Gregory and wife Barbara of Moweaqua; sister, Maribell Hawley of Moweaqua; grandson, Michael Gregory of Waterloo, Iowa; and great-granddaughter, Nichole Gregory of Cerra Gordo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, grandson, Jeffrey Gregory, parents and three brothers.
She was a housewife and a member of Moweaqua First United Methodist Church.

Jerry Lock
Lerna
Jerry L. Lock, 41, Lerna, died 5:07 p.m., Wednesday (June 13, 2001) in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Services are at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga with the Rev. Richard Coen officiating. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery, Janesville. No visitation.
Mr. Lock was born Sept. 7, 1959 in Mattoon, the son of Lyle E. and Goldie (Hill) Lock. 
Surviving are son, Bryar Lock of Mattoon; daughter, Andrea Lock of Orange City, Fla.; father and step-mother, Lyle E. and Linda Lock of Carmago; brothers, J. Randy Lock of Toledo, R. Dean Lock of Toledo; sister, Donna J. Sinde of Toledo; half-sister, Kelly J. Lock of Tuscola; step-brother, Jack Bahney of Shelbyville; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-brother Homer Bahney, Jr.
Mr. Lock was a salesman in retail sales.

Virgil Sisk
Pana
Virgil C. Sisk, 83, Pana, died 12:09 a.m. Thursday (June 14, 2001) in Pana Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2001 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery, Tower Hill. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Memorials can be made to donor's choice.
Mr. Sisk was born March 25, 1918 in rural Shelby County, the son of Jesse and May Morrison Sisk, deceased. He married Blanche McKittrick on Nov. 30, 1944 in Tower Hill. She survives.
Also surviving are wife; nieces, Carolyn Smith, Arlene Harris; nephews, Don Sisk, Lee Sisk, Ed Sisk, Gene Sisk, and Carl Sisk; and sister, Pearl Sherwood of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Maynard Sisk, Clarence Sisk; sister, Irene Culumber; nephew, Robert Sisk; and niece, Lorene Cearlock.
Mr. Sisk lived in the Tower Hill and Pana areas his entire life. He was a farmer and delivered Sugar Creek Dairy Products for 33 years. He was in the U.S. Army, serving in W.W. II.

John Suttles
Decatur
John Stewart Suttles, 19, of Decatur, died in a swimming accident at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 14, 2001) in Lake Decatur.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. The Rev. Dan Eloe will officiate. Private family visitation will be held on Monday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the John Stewart Suttles. Memorials Fund at any Union Planters Bank.
John was born Feb. 15, 1982 in Ypsitanti, Mich., the son of James and Patricia Johnson Suttles.
Surviving are his parents of Decatur; sisters, Tonya Cloud of Norfolk, MO and Amanda Suttles of Decatur; grandparents, Rose Hunter and husband John of Milton, Ind. and Irene Johnson of Ypsilanti, MI; nieces nephews; and cousins.
He worked in his father's home repair business, was a Futures Student and loved to fish.

Jessie Groves
Windsor
Jessie L. Groves, 93, of Windsor died at 5 a.m. Sunday (June 17, 2001) in Mattoon Health Care Center.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor, with the Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Ash Grove Cemetery, Windsor. Memorials can be made to the Windsor Christian Church.
She was born April 29, 1908, in Neoga, the daughter of Pearl and Susie Rockwell Plummer. She married Chester Groves July 4, 1937, in Mattoon. Mrs. Groves assisted her husband in his ministries of the Christian churches in Mason, Latonia, Elkville, Patoka, West Salem, Marshall, Toledo, Jerseyville, Griffin, Ind., and Marshall Avenue Church in Mattoon. He preceded her in death in August 1984.
Surviving are her daughter, Clara Jane Bell and husband Bob of Windsor; grandchildren, Terry Bell and wife Diane of Windsor; Barry Bell and wife Toni of Windsor; Sherry Finley and husband Jeff of Charleston; great-grandchildren, April Bell, Robin Bell, Regan Finley, Devan Finley, and Katie Bell.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
She was a member of Windsor Christian Church and Ladies Aid of the church, Senior Bowling League, Effingham, and was a volunteer and key lady at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Wendell Specht
Cowden
Wendell H. Specht, 85, of Cowden died 3:30 a.m. Saturday (June 16, 2001) in Shelbyville Manor.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Visitation will be one hour before services in Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Cowden. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Specht was born Sept. 2, 1915, in Shelby County, the son of John and Vella Christy Specht.
Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Barbara Harris of Cowden; granddaughters, Courtney Doty of Shelbyville and Karissa Specht of Cowden; sisters, Frieda Rieger of Rialto, Calif.; Lorene Roadarmel Cowden.
He was preceded in death by three wives, one son, and one sister. 
He retired from Oliver Corp. in Shelbyville after 20 years and later retired from Norge-Fedders Corp. in Effingham.

Wilda Boos
Shelbyville
Wilda Boos, 92, of Fairfield, Iowa, died Sunday a.m. (June 17, 2001) in Nelson Nursing Home in Fairfield, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in First Lutheran Church in Fairfield. Visitation from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Tuesday in Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield. Memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church in Fairfield.
Wilda Ogden was born on Aug. 13, 1908 in Jefferson Co., Iowa, where she lived, all of her life. She married Harry Boos in 1929 and was married 57 years until his death in 1987. 
Among survivors are daughter, Eleanor Gaunt and husband Roy of Shelbyville; grandson, Bryce Gaunt and wife Becky and their son Davis of Phenix City, Ala. and grandson, Bruce Gaunt and wife Shanda and their daughter Evelyn of Round Lake Beach, IL.
She was an active member in the First Lutheran Church of Fairfield, where she was in the women's group and was a Bible Study leader until recent years.

Harry Burgener
Moweaqua
Harry Wooters Burgener, 83, of Moweaqua died 5 a.m. Monday (June 18, 2001) in his home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Little Flock Baptist Church, Moweaqua, with the Rev. Wayne London and Father Robert Porter officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, and one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery, Moweaqua, with military rites by Moweaqua American Legion Post 370. Memorials can be made to the Little Flock Baptist Church or St. John's Hospice.
Mr. Burgener was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Moweaqua, the son of Fred 0. and Lenoa Wooters Burgener. He married Mary Kay Porter March 5, 1946, in Decatur. She survives.
Also surviving are sons, David E. of Longview, Texas; Haldon W. and wife Janet of Assumption; Gerald W. and wife Sherri of Litchfield; Frederick J. and wife Sue of Moweaqua; daughter, Elizabeth A. Patton and husband Jerry of Mahomet; grandchildren, Jenny Peterocelli of Mokena; Amy Burgener, of Davies, Fla.; Lisa Dorman of Mokena; Matt Burgener of Moweaqua; Josh Burgener of Assumption; Melissa Poland of Maroa; Nick Burgener of Moweaqua; Alex and Katie Patton, both of Mahomet, Jericka Burgener of Litchfield; step-grandchild, Shaun Wilkins of Birch Tree, Mo.; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
He was a life member of Little Flock Baptist Church and was a grain and livestock farmer. He was past president of Moweaqua School Board and Federal Land Bank. He was also a World War II veteran serving as a staff sergeant in the European and Alaskan Theatres. 

Earl Phelps
Shelbyville
Earl E. "Gene" Phelps, 72, of Shelbyville died at 12 p.m. Monday (June 18, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lockart & Son Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with military rites by VFW Post 4829, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. 
He was born Aug. 30, 1928 in Shelbyville, the son of Luther and Bertha Spracklen Phelps. He married Barbara Woods April 30, 1955 in Shelbyville. She survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Jeanne Coventry of Herrick, Kathy Isley and husband Dennis of Shelbyville, Vicki Phelps of Milwaukee, Wis., and Terri Phelps of Shelbyville; son, Russell Phelps and wife, Diana of Reno, NV.; sisters, Betty Stephens and Irma Atkinson both of Shelbyville; brothers, Charles Phelps of Shelbyville, Herb Phelps and wife Ruby of Shelbyville, Adrian Phelps and wife Owen of Mattoon; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Cecil and Alan and son-in-law, John Coventry.
Mr. Phelps first managed Route 16 Mobil Service Station in Shelbyville and worked for Connelly's Lumber Co. in Shelbyville. He was an over the road truck driver for the McBride Trucking Co. in Decatur and Mattoon for 30 years. And since 1983 has worked for the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
He was a member of the Teamsters and served in the U S. Navy Sea Bees in Alaska, Philippines, and Guam.

Amelia Weddle
Pana
Amelia "Millie" Weddle, 93, Pana, died Monday (June 18, 2001) in Heritage Manor. 
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana.
She was born Aug. 2, 1907 in Pana, the daughter of Adolf and Ida Herchel Alde, deceased. She married Kirk Weddle June 23, 1928 in Pana He died March 13,1983.
Surviving are son, Gene of Pana; daughter, Joyce Griffin of Pana; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. 
She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
She was a homemaker and a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Pana, Arcana Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

Kenneth Knop
Stewardson
Kenneth Knop, 75, Stewardson, died Tuesday (June 19, 2001) in Lynncrest Manor in Effingham.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. June 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. June 21 at Stewardson High School gymnasium. Memorials can be made to Stewardson Cemetery, Lynncrest Manor in Effingham and the Ken Knop Baseball Scholarship Fund.
He was born Feb. 22, 1926, the son of Fred and Estella (Oltmann) Knop. He married Grace (Spannagel) Knop June 7, 1953.
Surviving are sons, Kevin and Kyle Knop; daughters Glenda Burgh, Kenna Wirth, Kimberly Webb; brothers, James Knop; sisters, Betty Albrecht, Lucille Best, and Carol Selfslaughs; 10 grandchildren; and 4 stepgrandchildren.
Mr. Knop was a school teacher in Breese from 1950-1952. He taught and coached in Stew-Stras school from 1952-1982. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Stewardson, Strasburg Lions Club, American Legion Post 611, Stewardson Historical Museum, the AARP/NRTA & Shelby County, Retired Teachers. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946.

Martha Blair
Stewardson
Martha Evelyn Blair, 73, of Stewardson, died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday (June 24, 2001) in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday June 27 in Stewardson Cemetery. The Rev. Andrew Procell will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Shumway.
Mrs. Blair was born Dec. 15, 1927 in Effingham Co. the daughter of John and Mary Beals Carroll. She married Gerald Blair. He preceded her in death in 1989.
Surviving are sons, Ed Friese of Mode, David Friese of Stewardson and Michael Blair of Shelbyville; sister, Lois Kyle of Effingham; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son Danny, five brothers, and two sisters.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Shumway.

Norma Kronshagen
Pana
Norma L. "Pat" Kronshagen, 74, Pana, died Sunday (June 24, 2001). 
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial is in Linwood Cemetery, Pana. Memorials can be made to the Pana Community Hospital Foundation or Carnegie-Schuyler Library.
She was born Aug. 30, 1926 in Pana, the daughter of John "Jack" and Ethel Jeffries Finefrock, deceased. She married Art Kronshagen on Nov. 19, 1945 in Pana.
Surviving are husband, Art; sister, June Benefield of Sacramento, Cal.; and niece, Kristina Benefield of Sacramento.
She was preceded by her parents and three brothers.
She graduated Pana High School and lived her entire life in the Pana area. She was an office manager for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company, retired for 15 years.

Edith Smith
Windsor
Edith E. Smith, 98, of Windsor died at 6:20 a.m. Monday (June 25, 2001) in the Sullivan Health Care Center, Sullivan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with the Rev Richard Eident officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Windsor Christian Church.
She was born Dec. 1, 1902 in Whitley Township, Moultrie County, the daughter of William A. and Disa Gaddis Bence. She married Cecil 0. Smith July 10, 1927 in Windsor. He preceded her in death in 1955.
Surviving are cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by one sister Nettie Stoddard.
She was a member of the Windsor Christian Church and the Kum Join Us Sunday School Class. She worked as a retail clerk for twenty-five years at Lesters Ready to Wear in Mattoon.

Donald McCart
Pana
Donald Eugene McCart, 81, Pana, died Sunday (June 24, 2001).
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, McCracken-Dean Funeral, Pana. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ramsey, with military rites. Memorials can be made to Loaves & Fishes or Twin Pines Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 12, 1919 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Milton "Mac" and Rella Haverstock McCart, deceased.
Surviving are three children; and three sisters, Maxine Gibson of Pana, Beulah Cox of Pana, and Genelle Black of Tower Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a self employed painter and a W.W. II veteran. He was a member of the Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431.

Mary Jameson
Moweaqua
Mary L. Jameson, 82, Moweaqua, died Sunday (June 24, 2001).
No services. Arrangements by Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua. 

Marjorie Witt
Shelbyville
Marjorie E. Witt, 69, of Shelbyville died 5:15 a.m. Wednesday (July 4, 2001) in Shelbyville Manor.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with the Rev David McHenry officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to Quad County Hospice, 1 Huber St., Pana, IL 62557, or Cornerstone Community Fellowship, Shelbyville.
Mrs. Witt was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Walter Roy and Jessie Beatrice Bryson West. She married Robert Gale Witt Dec. 24, 1950, in Shelbyville. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1989.
Surviving are daughters, Julie Anderson and husband Patrick of Clinton; Sheri Jeffers of Shelbyville; Lea Howard and husband Jeff of Champaign; brothers, Forrest West and wife Hazel, August West, Bill West and Kenneth West, all of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Jeramy and Jared Anderson; Dan Tallman; Robbie Jeffers; Ender and Isabella Howard; great-grandchildren, Brentyn, Brady, Katie and Becca Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Carl West; and sisters, Opal Reed, Donna West and Bonnie Stephens.
She worked in purchasing and later the billing department of Shelby Memorial Hospital before retiring. She was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville High School and was a member of Cornerstone Community Fellowship in Shelbyville. 

Raymond Sandusky
Moweaqua
Raymond Carroll Sandusky, 86, of Moweaqua died 1 p.m. Tuesday (July 3, 2001) in Fair Havens Christian Home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Bilyeu Cemetery, Moweaqua, with military rites by Moweaqua American Union Post 370.
Mr. Sandusky was born May 17, 1915, in Benton, the son of Andrew and Mollie French Sandusky. He married Helen Summers Feb. 25, 1949.
Surviving are his wife daughters, Roberta and husband Paul Grimes of Moweaqua; Molly Weber of Decatur, granddaughters, Jen Grimes of Springfield; Paula Grimes of Carbondale; Kimberly Brummett of Rantoul; Amy Blunt of Decatur; great-granddaughters, Kayleigh Brummett and Katharyn Brummett, both of Rantoul.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, two half brothers and one half sister.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and was affiliated with Moweaqua Christian Church. He was retired from Caterpillar Inc. and belonged to the Caterpillar Retirees Club.

Lillian Donaldson
formerly of Beecher City
Lillian Donaldson, 78, of Tavares, FL, formerly of Beecher City, died at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday (July 4, 2001) at the home of her son at Auburn, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City. The Rev. Mario S. Mayer will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Burial will be in Moccasin Cemetery near Beecher City. Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church of Beecher City.
Mrs. Donaldson was born April 18, 1923 in Effingham Co. near Moccasin, IL the daughter of Glenn and Edna Tipsword Flowers. She was raised by Lillian Tipsword.
She married Vern E. Donaldson July 28, 1940 in St. Charles, MO. He died Mar. 27, 1992.
Surviving are sons, Glen Donaldson of Beecher City, Darrell Donaldson and wife Donna of Auburn, IL and Randolph Donaldson of Beecher City; sister, Sharon Beals of Effingham, IL; brother, Dwight Flowers of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and Lillian Tipsword.
She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Beecher City, White Shrine of Effingham and the VFW Auxiliary of Altamont, IL. She was affiliated with the United Methodist Church of Beecher City. She attended business college in Indianapolis, IN.

Joan Rowley
Pana
Joan J. Rowley, 66, of Pana, passed away at her residence to rest eternally in peace and without pain, on July 4, 2001.
Joan was born on May 13, 1935 to Andrew J. and Marie Thomas. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles "Chuck' Rowley on Oct. 19, 1954. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2000.
Joan was a homemaker and home health care provider. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4431 of Pana.
Survivors include daughters, Deborah Huddleston of Decatur, Patricia Shipman and husband Frank of Suisun City, CA; son, Steven Rowley of Sonoma, CA.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Huddleston and Christopher Huddleston of Decatur; son, Steven Rowley Whiteman and Danielle Myers Rowley of Sonoma, CA. Special nieces, Shawn Welburn and Mary Burch and nephew J.D. Burch of Pana; and several other nieces and nephews.
McCracken-Dean funeral home is in charge of cremation arrangements. There will be no visitation or service.

Robert Sanner
Bethany
Robert L. Sanner Jr., 85, of Bethany, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday (July 4, 2001) in the St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the McMullin Young Funeral Home, Bethany, with the Rev. Charles Witte officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials can be made to the Christian Church, Bethany or the Historical Society of Shelby County.
Mr. Sanner was born on Oct. 21, 1915, in Shelby County, the son of Robert L. and Jennie B. Shipman Sanner, Sr. He married Faye Marie Elliott on April 1, 1950, Bethany. She survives.
Also surviving is a daughter; Kay Ann Jones and husband William L, of Slidell, LA., grandchildren; Margaret Ann & Daniel William Jones of Slidell, LA., brothers; Daniel D. Sanner & Austin R. Sanner of Bethany, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sister; Geneva and brother; Orville.
He was in the Army Air Corps during W.W. II, and a retired farmer, member of the Christian Church of Bethany, Historical Society of Shelby County, and Shelby County Drainage District commissioner.

Verne Davis
Herrick
63 years old, Verne "Tom" Davis of Herrick died at 9:57 p.m. Thursday (July, 5 2001) at St. Anthony's Medical Center, Effingham. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Herrick Baptist Church, Herrick with Allen Ebbler, officiating. Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m., Friday, July 6 at Herrick Baptist Church. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Bowling Green Township, Fayette County Illinois.
Verne "Tom" Davis was born Friday, March 11, 1938, in Bowling Green Township Fayette County, the child of George D. and Devona Marie (nee Emmons) Davis. He served 20 years in the United States Army attaining the rank of Warrant Officer. He retired from the Army in 1975. He married Barbara Joan Redman on Saturday May 13, 1972 in the Grace United Methodist Church, Decatur, IL. He was a graduate of the University of Omaha and the Southern Seminary of Louisville, Ky. where he earned a Masters of Divinity in 1981.
He was a member of the Herrick American Legion Post, Herrick Community Association and a past Board Member of the Herrick Village Board. He was the founder of the Gospel and Country Music Night at the Herrick Community Center. Tom has been in the service of the Lord until his death as an evangelist at many churches in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. A well known guitarist and soloist in the Herrick area, he offered his talents to many religious and civic events. Tom was interim Pastor of the Herrick Baptist Church since his appointment in December 2000.
He leaves his loving wife Joan "Toodles" Davis. Tom Davis was Father to Patty Beeson of Newburgh, Ind., David Taniges of Owaneco, IL. Grandpa to Jason Beeson and Jeremy Beeson of Pana. Stacy Vail of Oconee and Erik Taniges of Shelbyville, Ky., Great Grandpa to Jordan, Tara, Brock, Jared, and Jacob Beeson all at home in Pana and Dalton Vail at home in Oconee, and Brianna Taniges at home in Shelbyville, Ky. He is also survived by his very dear and special friend Jack Wise of Owaneco IL, one brother George Davis of Taylorville, IL., and three sisters, Lela Williamson and Mary Jane Woodard of Taylorville. Gloria Romine of Maricopa, Ariz. A half-brother, Jerry and three half-sisters, Bonnie Mary Lou, and Sara. Many nieces and nephews.


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