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John G. Pierce
Shelbyville
John G. Pierce, 70, of Shelbyville died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2001, in the Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Dr. Bruce Owens officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with full military rites. Memorials may be made to the Shelbyville Booster's Club or donor's choice.
John was born August 8, 1931 in Rural Township, Shelby County, IL the son of Ross and Gussie Rittgers Pierce.
He married Marjorie Wagner, July 24, 1954 in Decatur.
John was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Marine Corps. He fought in the battle of the Frozen Chosen. He retired in 1996 from FS in Decatur after 45 years. John was a member of VFW Post #4829 and the American Legion Post #81 both in Shelbyville.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, eight children: Jane Cieplik and husband Mark of Newton, PA; Dixie Ladd of Shelbyville; Guy Pierce and wife Lesley of St. Charles; Rick Pierce and wife Debbie of Johnstown, OH; Mick Pierce and wife Jennifer of Oakdale; Greg Pierce and wife Tracy of Shelbyville; George Pierce and fiancee Julie of Shelbyville; Peggy Martz and husband Brad of Shelbyville; 18 grandchildren Kate, Lori, Brooke, Kyle, Kraig, Morgan, Natalie, Emily, Breanne, Kyle, Jackson, Kelsey, Madyson, Gabrielle, Bailey, Ryann, Drake and Quinn; three sisters, Doris Brown/Jordan of Shelbyville; Frances Hebenstreit of Ramsey and Shirley Pfeiffer of Shelbyville; two brothers Roger Pierce of Shelbyville and Richard Pierce of Independence, Ohio, several brother and sister in laws and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Leon Pierce. 
John will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Betty L. Hanners
Mattoon
Mrs. Betty L. Hanners, 75, of Mattoon, formerly of Neoga passed away at 4:46 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2001 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2001 at the Block (Mt. Zion) Cemetery near Greenup, with the Rev. Ron Lake of Neoga officiating. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Hanners was born on March 5, 1926 in Johnson County, IL, the daughter of C. Harry and Eunice (Whittenberg) Simpson. She married Clyde L. Hanners on June 30, 1948 in Joliet and he died on October 9, 1984. 
Surviving are daughters Jean Tutwiler of Buford, GA; Judy White of Neoga; Donna Lawrence of Neoga; Mrs. Hubert (Karen) Clark of Greeley CO; and Mrs. Ron (Susan) Abraham, Altamont.
Brother William W. Simpson of Grayslake, IL; sisters Mrs. Paul (Fern) Rauch of Spokane WA; and Mrs. Eunice Pope, Lake City FL. 
Also nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two grandsons. 
Mrs. Hanners was a housewife and a member of the First Christian Church, Neoga. Memorials may be made to Heartland Christian Village in Neoga. Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth A. Martin
Shelbyville
Ruth A. Martin, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away at 4 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2001 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

David T. Harkins
Decatur
David Thomas Harkins, 54, of Decatur passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday September 15 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 19 in Funks Grove Church in Funks Grove, IL. Rev. Thomas Swantner officiating.
Visitation is 1 to 2 PM. and 5 to 7 PM. Tuesday and 1/2 an hour before services on Wednesday at the church in Seitz Funeral Home in Moweaqua. Burial is in Funks Grove Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Sandcreek Park in care of Macon Co. Park District or Sugar Grove nature Center McLean, IL.
Mr. Harkins was born in Woburn, Mass. on March 4, 1947 the son of James and Beverly Martin Harkins.
He was President of BCTGM Local #103 -G. He was past director of Illinois Foxtrotters Association and worked at ADM as a grain Handler.
He married Betty Huppert Oct. 2, 1971 in Funks Grove.
Surviving are his wife, sons: James and wife Tricia of Assumption, Thomas of Decatur. Parents of Carver, Mass., Sisters: Deborah and husband John Bunch of K.C., MO. Julie and husband Paul Anderson of Brocton, Mass. Granddaughter : Erin Harkins of Assumption.

Jim Cervi
Pana, formerly of Oconee
Jim Cervi, 37 of Pana, formerly of Oconee died Friday September 14,2001 at 3:20 am at his residence.
Mr. Cervi was born to Pete and Amy Bell Cervi of Oconee on May 16,1964.
Mr. Cervi was employed by R.& R. General Contractors in Mt. Zion. He graduated from the PHS Class of 1982 and attended Lake Land College. Mr. Cervi was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pana.
Married to Mary Siegert on March 16, 1985, she is surviving.
Also surviving are his parents Pete and Amy Cervi, sons Michael, David and Dylan. His brothers; Pete of Oconee, Joe Cervi and wife Norma, Owaneco, sisters; Sharon Neal and husband Jim of Virden; Karen Davidson and husband Bill of Bristol, TN; Carol Cervi, San Antonio, TX and JoAnn Bumgardner and husband Phil of Ramsey. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Sterling and Cheryl Brown and one niece, Savannah Jo Cervi.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice or First United Methodist Church of Pana.
Visitation is on Monday September 17, 2001 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10;30 am with the Reverend Walter B. Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery, is Rosemond, IL.

Ruth A. Martin
Shelbyville
Ruth A. Martin, 77 of Shelbyville passed away at 4:00 AM on Friday September 14,2001 at her residence.
Mrs. Martin was born April 23,1924 in Shelbyville the daughter of Leslie and Orpha Friesner Tate.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary and was active at the Senior Citizens Center. She loved to play bingo and bunco. She formerly was employed at the Sta-Rite Ginnie Lou Corp., the Fred Graham Dress Shop, Sears and Roebuck and for fifteen years, the Floral Boutique in Shelbyville.
She married Charles F. Martin May 11, 1946 in Shelbyville and he survives. Also surviving are sons Charles F. Martin Jr. and wife Nancy, Douglas G. Martin and wife Brenda of Shelbyville; sister Inez Gordon and Lois Gorden of Shelbyville and Vera Corley of Pana; brother Clifford Tate of Mt. Clemens, MI, sister -in-law Vivian Tate of Shelbyville, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Harley and Jack Tate.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday Sept. 16, 2001 in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Rev. Robert Litteral will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM on Sunday at the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

Daisy F. Armstrong
Mesa, AZ
(formerly of Findlay)
Daisy F. Armstrong, 86, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Findlay, IL and Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 10:10 AM Saturday, September 8, 2001 in the Encore Senior village in Mesa.
Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Church of Christ of Findlay. She was a homemaker, seamstress and a professional tailor. She loved outdoor activities and sports, especially archery.
She married Cecil C. Armstrong Oct. 6, 1932 and he passed away September 21,1985.
Surviving are sons, Junior Armstrong and wife Shirley of Edgewood, NM and Sherman Armstrong of Mesa AZ; daughter Shirley Simmering and husband James of Mesa, AZ; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Tuesday Sept. 18,2001 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Findlay. Visitation will be one hour before services on Tuesday. Burial will be in Findlay Cemetery, Findlay. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Donald M. Black
Killeen, Texas (formerly of Shelbyville)
Donald Melvin Black, 67, of Killeen, Texas died at his home on Friday evening September 14, 2001. Services will be held Thursday September 20 at 2:00 PM. in the Nazarene Church in Shelbyville. A military salute will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery.
Born on January 31, 1934 in Shelbyville the son of Melvin and Minnie Trip Black. He married Phyllis Hutton on November 15. 1953 at the Nazarene Church in Shelbyville.
He is survived by his wife in Texas, his son Melvin "Butch" and his wife Marie, two grandsons all of Florida and a sister, Barbara of Neoga.
He was preceded in death by three infant children, his parents and one sister, Shirley.
He served in the military and reserves and was military connected for many years, retiring from Ft. Hood in Texas.

Elmer Wallace 
Havana (formerly of Windsor)
Elmer Verne Wallace, 78, of Havana died Friday evening, September 14,2001 at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM. Monday at the Laurel Cemetery, Havana. Arrangements are by Hurley Funeral Home in Havana.
Mr. Wallace was born in Windsor, the son of Verne and Daisy Bowman Wallace.A graduate of Windsor High School and the University of Illinois he was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
Mr. Wallace was also manager of FS in Havana for twenty years and manager of Kifco Irrigation in Havana for fifteen years. He was a lifetime member of the Windsor Christian Church.
Surviving are sons Stuart of Havana and Denny of Osage Beach, MO, sister, Evelyn Lovins of Windsor; two grandchildren Cathy of Minneapolis, MN and Shelly of Havana. Also one great granddaughter, Lilly of Minneapolis, MN.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. 

Freeda L. Terrell
Pana

Freeda L. Terrell, 93, of Pana passed away Sun. Sept. 16, 2001 at 9:29 a.m. at Heritage Manor in Pana.
She was born Dec. 8, 1907 in Montgomery County, IL to Wesley and Lula Sanders Dilbeck. 
Mrs. Terrell grew up in Oconee, married Clifford E. Terrell and moved to Southern Illinois, went to Taylorville in 1953 and to Pana in 1968.
She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church,in Pana. Mrs. Terrell was a homemaker.
Surviving are her sister, Susan Stephenson of Pana, five nephews, C.W. Dilbeck; Ronald Dilbeck; Dennis Wilson; Richard Wilson; Gary Stephenson. Four nieces, Shirley Bryant; Patricia Chantos; Nancy Twine; Melissa Stephenson. She also played a very important role in the lives of Mary Turner, William Winters, David Winters, Richard Winters and Derek & Cory Turner.
Preceding her in death are parents, husband, 3 brothers: Cecil Dilbeck, Charles Dilbeck, and Orville Dilbeck; Sister, Cleo Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to : First United Presbyterian Church of Pana.
Visitation is Thursday from 10 am until service time at the First United Presbyterian Church in Pana.
Funeral services are Thursday September 20,2001 in First United Presbyterian Church in Pana at 11:00 am. With Rev. Marilyn Ranch officiating.
Burial is Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton.

Vicki Gene Isley
Dieterich
Vicki Gene Isley, 54, of Dieterich died at 7:30 p.m. September 16 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham.
She was born June 10, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Dale and Genevieve (Cothern) Wilson. He was a secretary for Montrose Mutual Telephone Company in Dieterich. She married Glen Isley in 1967 and he survives. She married Wayne Lenz in 2000 and he survives. 
Also surviving are son Kurt and wife Angela of Hanover Park , IL ; son Greg of Springfield; and daughter Melissa of Effingham. Also, brother Jim Wilson of Linton, Indiana; and sister Mrs. Paul (Kay) Bailey of Sunland, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a member of the Dieterich Immaculate Conception Church where she was church organist, and a member of the Effingham Community Chorus, Effingham Voices Unlimited, and FACE. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1971.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday September 20, at Dieterich Immaculate Conception Church with Father Edwin Albers and Father Sylvano Pera officiating. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Church with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church. 

Mary Edna Zindel
Decatur
Mary Edna Zindel, 78, of Decatur died at 8:32 a.m. on Sunday, September 16 in Vandalia. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 20 in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, with Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. Visitation will be from six to eight p.m. on Wednesday, September 19 Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Assumption. Memorials may be made to Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice.
Mrs. Zindel was born in Owaneco, on March 5, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Chloe Buck Beemen. She worked in Home Health Care.
Surviving are sons Larry and wife Kristina of Moweaqua; son Dennis and wife Almalee of Blanchard, OK; daughters Mary Sue and husband Chuck Ruot of Vandalia and Cathy and husband Jerry Shaffner of Shelbyville; brother Charles Edward and wife Carol Beemen of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Justin and wife Natalie Zindel of Decatur; Mindy and husband Alan Frost of Japan; Dennis and wife Tara Zindel, Latanya and husband David Standridge, Conrad and wife Clorissa Zindel all of Bridgecreek, OK; Jeromy Ruot of St. Louis; Jason and wife Jamey Ruot, Joshua Ruot, Bethni Ruot, all of Vandalia; Keri Arndt, Pensacola FL; Amy File, Pana; Jeanette File, Shelbyville; Audrey File, Pana; and Michelle Wright, Mechanicsburg and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter Sharon Mentz, parents, two brothers, six sisters and granddaughter Stacey Arndt. 

Floyd C. Bauer
Windsor
Floyd C. Bauer, 90, of Windsor, died at 8 a.m. Saturday (September 22, 2001) in his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with Rev. Michael Mohr officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery.
He was born September 19, 1911 in Richland Township, Shelby County, IL, the son of Godfrey and Clara Altag Bauer.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg and a charter member of the National Farmers Organization in Shelby County.
He married Lillie F. Schultz, February 22, 1939 in Stewardson.
Surviving are his wife, Lillie; sons Dwaine Bauer and wife Susan and Don Bauer and wife Cindy, both of Windsor; grandchildren Hank Bauer and wife Cindy; Karen Boyer and husband Travis and Mary Sims and husband Hank all of Windsor; great-grandchildren Dallas and Morgan Bauer and Noah Boyer.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church or the Windsor Fire Department.

Jean Winings
Findlay
Jean Winings, 61, of Findlay passed away at 1:10 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2001 in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Mrs. Winings was born September 3, 1940, the daughter of Harold and Elizabeth McClain Byrley.
She was the owner of CJ's Boutique in Findlay. Prior to her marriage she was a nurse. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Shelbyville.
She married Richard Winings on August 14, 1960 in Findlay and he survives. Also surviving are her mother, Elizabeth McClain of Findlay; her children Danny Winings and wife Mandy of Windsor, IL, Cindy Lucas of Sullivan, Theresa Williams and husband Rick of Findlay, Sherry Shuff and husband Chris of Findlay; half brother James Byrley of Ohio and half sister Dottie Parker also of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Byrley, half brothers Buck Byrley and Darrell McCarther, and sister Shirley Plumb.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Findlay. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Findlay Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Jean Winings Benefit at the Shelby County State Bank.
She has gone to be with her beloved sister Shirley Plumb.

Alice Roberta Carson
Cowden
Alice Roberta Carson, 80, of Cowden, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, (September 24, 2001) in the Shelby Manor in Shelbyville after a brief illness.
She was born May 26, 1921 in Cowden, the daughter of Isaac Marion and Alice Miller Carson.
Roberta was a lifetime resident of Cowden. She was previously employed by the Cowden-Herrick School District as a custodian.
Surviving are sisters Mary Boling of Denver, CO; and Ruth Cochran of Decatur, two nieces, three nephews and her long time good friend Minnie Watson of Cowden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Cowden. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice.

Tina Marie Langley
Pana
Tina Marie Langley, 39, of Pana, died Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 10:06 p.m. in Pana Community Hospital.
She was born March 11, 1962 in Elgin, IL, the daughter of Arthur R. "Art" and Helen Berner Kronshagen of Pana and came to Pana in 1964. She was a graduate of Pana High School. 
She was employed at Heritage Manor in Pana. 
Tina Langley is survived by her parents Art and Helen Kronshagen of Pana; her sons Jeremy Ryan Langley and Clayton Andrew Langley at home; and her brother Arthur R. Kronshagen, Jr. of Pana.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
As per Tina's wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no services. 

Thomas Glen Boehm
Shelbyville
Thomas Glen Boehm, 41, of Shelbyville passed away at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2001.
Mr. Boehm was born May 29, 1960 the son of Glen and Janet Kelly Boehm.
He was employed by GSI in Assumption. He was a member of the Westervelt Christian Church and was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman.
He married Sandy Cutler. He later married Theresa Drone on June 30, 2000. 
He is survived by his wife, Theresa; father and step mother Glen and Pauline Boehm; sons Brandon Boehm and wife Jessica of Findlay and Ryan Boehm of Shelbyville; step-daughters Candace Salmons, Nikcol Boehme, Michelle Boehme, and Wendy Boehme all of Lakewood; brothers David Boehm and wife Sandy of Oreana; Gerald Boehm and wife Teresa, Larry Boehm and wife Sally and Danny Boehm and wife Susan, all of Shelbyville; sisters: Carol Wharmby and husband David of Agoura Hills, CA; Mary Perry and husband Gary of Mattoon; Janet Musser and husband Mike of Westervelt and Lisa Ballinger and husband Roger of Shelbyville; Step-brothers Glen Johnson of Findlay and Stanley Johnson and wife Barbara of Shelbyville; step-sisters Donna Oldham and husband Mike of Findlay, Kathy Swarms of Shelbyville, and Virginia Defend and husband Dan of Monticello, IL; one grandson, Collin; one step-granddaugher, Tessa. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Greg Robbins will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the education fund for the grandchildren of Thomas G. Boehm.

Burl R. Evans
Cowden
Burl R. Evans, 80, of Cowden, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (September 22, 2001) in his residence. 
He was born October 23, 1920 in Carson Township, Fayette County, IL, the son of Laban and Stella Huss Evans.
He was a retired farmer, truckdriver, and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Cowden, the Shelbyville Moose Lodge, and the Shelby County Farm Bureau.
He married Josie England June 2, 1944 in Fayette County, IL and she preceded him in death on August 17, 19 72. The then married Nell Jones Baskin, March 19, 1973 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and she preceded him in death June 4, 1990. He then married Miriam Herten, December 31, 1991 in Shelby County, IL.
Surviving are his wife, Miriam; son Bruce Evans of Lexington, KY; daughter Judy Miller of Warren, MI; step-daughters Christine Dunkle of Allen, TX and Linda Werner of Shelbyville; sister Evelina Ohnstad of Taylorville; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Cowden, with Rev. Barry Long officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Memorials may be made to the Red Cross Disaster Fund.

Bernice C. Dilley
formerly of Shelbyville
Bernice C. Dilley 74 of Spring Vista, Calif., formerly of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 2:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2001 in Kindred Hospital in El Cahon, Calif.
Mrs. Dilley was born December 5, 1926 in Los Angeles, Calif. the daughter of Thomas Bruce and Mary Marie Martin Dilley.
She was a homemaker and patron of the San Diego Zoo.
She married Elwood Haacke December 3, 1977 in San Diego and he passed away December 3, 1982.
Surviving are a step daughter Jane Farrell of Decatur, IL and a step granddaughter Joanie M. Keyes and husband Brent of Decatur.
Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. 

Howard Merritt Christman
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Howard Merritt Christman, age 72, of Grand Blanc, Michigan, passed away on September 16, 2001 at Genesys Hospice Care Center, Grand Blanc.
Merritt was born in Tower Hill, Illinois, the son of Howard and Hazel Tilley Christman on November 6, 1928. 
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Jean McNeil and children Dennis, Mark and Jeannine, together with their spouses and several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister Marimee, and brother Leonard. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother William.
He retired from Grand Blanc Metal in 1995.
Funeral services were Friday, September 21, 2001 at Faith Lutheran Church, Grand Blanc. 
Donna and Jeff Johnson and Kathyrn and Monte Corday, cousins, attended the funeral. 

Wilbur Eugene Brant
Neoga
Wilbur Eugene Brant, 70, of Neoga passed away Tuesday September 25 at 5:45 PM. in his residence.
Services will be held at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am., Friday September 28, 2001 with visitation two hours before the service. Rev. Ron Lake officiating.
Mr. Brant was born November 5, 1930 in Arkansas City, Kansas to Harold and Virgie (Titus) Brant. He married L. Fern Phillips on November 13, 1951 in Charleston, she passed away August 4, 1993.
Surviving are sons William E. Brant of Neoga; James E. Brant and wife Denise of Neoga, daughter Kathie J. West of Paris, IL., brothers Edgar Brant of Clarksville, MO; Rex Brant of Ft. Scott, Kansas and sisters, Mrs. Sharon Martin of Sarasota Fl., Mrs. Jenny Matteson of Charleston, Mrs. Betty Wilson of Homer, IL., Mrs. Nancy Johnson of Tipton, IL. Also surviving are two grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Mr. Brant was preceded in death by three brothers and 1 sister.
Mr. Brant retired from General Electric Co. of Mattoon after 25 years. He was also a former employee of Sherwin-Williams Co., he was the owner and operator of Brant's Trash service in Neoga for several years. Mr. Brant also served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Memorial in Mr. Brant's name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dorothy B. Beals
Shelbyville
Mrs. Dorothy B. Beals, 72, of Shelbyville passed away on Tuesday, September 25 at 5:32 PM at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Services will take place at Swengel- O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga with burial in Beals Cemetery in Neoga. The time of the service is 2:30 PM on Friday September 28 with visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday September 27th .Rev. Ron Lake officiating.
Mrs. Beals was born July 9, 1929 in Coles County to Clarence and Edith (White) White. She married Levi Franklin Beals on March 3, 1947 in Charleston, Ill. He passed away on October 8, 1971.
Surviving are sons David L. Beals and wife Georia of Bethany; Walter G. Beals and wife Mary of Henton daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Frances) Bolin of Bethany, Rosemary Beals of Henton, Mrs. Leon (Rosemarie) Rochat of Sullivan, Mrs. Scott (Shirley) Hopkins of Lakewood, Ill., brothers; Stanley White of Neoga, Jerry White of Texas, Larry White of Shumway, Ill.; George White of Montrose, Ill.; Terry White of Trilla, Ill.; sisters; Mrs. Norma Clinton of Mattoon,; Barbara Sanderson of Neoga; Mrs. Phyllis Hennon of Windsor; Mrs. Ruby Pearl Phillips of DeQuoin, Ill., Mrs. Kay Bueker of Toledo, Ill. and Mrs. Joyce Collins of Montrose, Ill. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother one sister and one grandson.
Mrs. Beals is was a former employee of Brown Shoe Co. of Sullivan and Continental Bond Co. of Shelbyville. 
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Beals name to the donor's choice.

Daniel C. Miller 
Findlay
Daniel C. Miller, 37, of Findlay died at 5:19 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. in Findlay Cemetery, Findlay with Rev. Randy Miller officiating. There will be no visitation. Howe & Yockey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Daniel was born on January 5, 1964 in Dade County, FL, the son of George E. and Viola J. Collins Miller. He was a Marines Corps veteran. He married Sue Rincker Welton on September 23, 1992 in Shelbyville.
Surviving are his wife, Sue; son, Arthur of California; daughter, Brittany of Tennessee; stepchildren, Nicole and Justin Welton of Decatur; mother-in-law, Betty Giberson and husband Norman of Shelbyville; brother Tim Miller of Michigan and sister in California; sister-in-law, Jackie Schoby and husband Rick of Decatur; and niece, Kimberly Blomberg and husband Scott of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Gaylord Rincker and two brothers.


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