Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2000

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John Atwell
BOURBON - John A. Atwell, 89, of Bourbon, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at the Arthur Home, Arthur.The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bourbon Baptist Church, Bourbon, with the Rev. Wayne Arganbright officiating. Burial will be in the Bourbon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.He was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Bourbon, the son of Everett A. and Lillis Sipp Atwell. He married Nancy C. Harrington in 1933; she died in January. Surviving are one son, Thomas E. Atwell of Newark, Ohio; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one son and one sister.Mr. Atwell was a retired farmer and former postmaster of Bourbon. He had also worked at the Tuscola Post Office and the Champaign Post Office, having retired in 1974. He and his wife formerly operated the Bourbon General Store. Mr. Atwell was a member of the Bourbon Baptist Church; a 50 year member of the Tuscola Masonic Lodge 332, AF and AM; a member of the Tuscola Moose Lodge; a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and a member of the Douglas County Farm Bureau.Memorials may be made to the Bourbon Baptist Church or donor's choice.

Edna M. Hite
Edna Marion Hite, 88, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at Mattoon Health Care in Mattoon, IL.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2000 at the Edwards Funeral Home 221 E. Main St. Arcola, IL. Rev. John Sheppard will officiate. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.Mrs. Hite was born March 18, 1912 in Humboldt, IL. A daughter of Henry "Hank" and Mary (Moore) Louthan. She married Everett Hite on February 12, 1932. He passed away Sept. 23, 1984.Edna is survived by: 1 Son: William Fred Hite and his wife Myrna of Philo, IL; 1 Brother: Harold Louthan of Humboldt, IL; 4 Grandchildren: Cindy Paeth and her husband Gene of Pesotum, IL, Gene Hite and his wife Connie of Springfield, IL, Raymond Hite and his wife Traci of Fulton, MO, Michelle Outlaw of Urbana, IL; 6 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett; 1 granddaughter, Edith Hite: 1 brother, Voris Henry Louthan and 6 sisters, Blanche Whiteley, Zola Callahan, Marie Thompson, Flo Campbell, Dorothy Morgan and Irene Tanner.Edna was a homemaker. She was a member of the Humboldt Christian Church, a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary all of Humboldt.Memorials may be made to the Humboldt Christian Church.

Mae Kuykendall
MARSHALL - Mae G. Kuykendall, 98, of Marshall, formerly of Kansas, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Paris Healthcare Center.An OES memorial service will be conducted by OES Chapter 774 at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Marshall. A memorial service will immediately follow with the Rev. John Davis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Kansas. No visitation is planned. The Pearce Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.She was born Dec. 5, 1901, in Marshall, the daughter of Ivan Loser and Ora Forsythe Loser. She married Thomas Howard Kuykendall in 1922; he died in 1963.Surviving are two sons, William H. Kuykendall of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and James Thomas Kuykendall of Livonia, Mich.; one daughter, Barbara Marrs of Marshall; two sisters, Dorothy Pendell of Westfield and Ester Howell of Desert Palms, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by two daughters, four brothers and one sister.Mrs. Kuykendall was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marshall, a charter member and past worthy matron of OES Chapter 774 of Kansas, and honorary member of OES Chapter 739 of Marshall. She was also a member of the Past Matron Circle and a member and former president of the Marshall Senior Citizens.Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Marshall.

Sylvia Patrick
PONTOON BEACH - Sylvia I. "Sybil" Patrick, 80, of Pontoon Beach, formerly of Windsor, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at St. Elizabeth Hospital.The funeral will be 10 a.m. today at the Werner-Mick Funeral Home with the Rev. Gus Falter officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. She was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Windsor, the daughter of Elva T. and Burda Trigg Williamson. She married Edgar Patrick in 1937; he survives.Also surviving are three sons, Robert Patrick of Granite City, Richard Patrick of Claremore, Okla., and Donald Patrick of Louisana, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.Mrs. Patrick had worked at Charlie's Restaurant in Granite City for 22 years.Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities.

Florence L. Carpenter
CHARLESTON - Mrs. Florence L. Carpenter, age 79, of Charleston and formerly of Arlington Heights, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 28, 2000 at Prairie View Care Center of Charleston. Memorial Services celebrating her life will be held at a later date.Mrs. Carpenter was born in France on November 21, 1920 the daughter of Henri and Angele (Gutfriend) Leuthardt and immigrated to this country in 1925. She married Russell Carpenter, a journalist, in 1957 and the couple moved to Illinois in 1973. She is survived by her son, Christopher Carpenter, formerly of Charleston and now residing in Jackson, Michigan and his fiance, Grace Gibson also of Jackson, Michigan; one sister, Madliene Bernard and her husband Roger of Amhurst, New Hampshire; and one brother, Henry Leuthardt of East Moriches, New York. She was preceded by her parents.Mrs. Carpenter's father, Henri Leuthardt, introduced the espalier, a trained fruit tree to the United States, and in 1939 she and her father were asked to present the espalier tree at a three-month exhibition at the New York World's Fair. Their work was permanently displayed at Thomas Jefferson's home in Mt. Vernon, and at other historic sites throughout the country.Mrs. Carpenter was a graduate of Trinity University in Washington, D.C. She worked from 1943 until 1951 at the National Cancer Institute, where she was instrumental in developing and conducting experiments relating to cancer. With her colleague, Dr. Victor Hamburger, she published more than fifty papers relating to their research. The pair was recognized by the National Institute of Health for their groundbreaking work.Memorials in honor of Florence may be made to the Mid-Illinois Big Brothers/Big Sisters in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920.

Julio Florini
Sullivan - Julio "Jibby" Florini, 81, of Sullivan, died at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at his home.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Sullivan, conducted by Rev. Dr. David Leslie and Rev. Leonard Moore. Burial with military rites will be at the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, Sullivan. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, in charge of arrangements. Memorials suggested to the Lincolnland Hospice, or the Sullivan Community Education Foundation.Mr. Florini was born October 15, 1918, in Standard, IL, the son of Joseph and Argia Bertoni Florini. He was the retired owner of Jibby's Restaurant in Sullivan, a W.W. 2 Army Veteran, a member of the First Christian Church, Sullivan, American Legion Post #68, Sullivan, and the Sullivan Ambucs. He married Ruth V. Wieneke on February 17, 1940 in Webster Grove, MO. They have been married for 60 years. She survives, along with a son, Joseph V. Florini of Sullivan; daughters, Sharon Nielsen of State College, PA, and Sue Crawford of Sullivan. 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.

Edna Hite
MATTOON - Edna Hite, 88, of Mattoon, died at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at the Mattoon Health Care Center.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola. 

Charles Montgomery
CHARLESTON - Charles. M. "Chuck" Montgomery, 64, of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Charleston, died Saturday (Aug. 26, 2000) at his residence. The funeral will be held at a later date in Spokane. Adams Funeral Chapel, Charleston, is in charge of the local arrangements.He was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Carbondale, the son of Charles J. "Doc" and Elizabeth Mitchell Montgomery.Surviving are his father, Charles, and stepmother, Marian, both of Charleston; four daughters, Mary Latham, Jean Gardner and Molly Kuffner, all of Seattle, and Meg McMullen of Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, John Montgomery of Big Rapids, Mich., and Joe Montgomery of Greenville; and 10 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother. 

Gorden Pruitt
Gorden William "Gordie" Pruitt, age 71, of Westfield, Illinois, passed away at 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at his residence.Gorden was born at Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky on July 3, 1929, a son of Goble William and Sylvia Nichols Pruitt. He married Violet Landon Wuersch on December 22, 1972 at Charleston, Illinois.Survivors include his wife, Violet Pruitt of Westfield; one son, Ben Wuersch and wife Marilyn "Mem" of Charleston; four brothers, Jim Pruitt and wife Karen of Mattoon, Leroy Winings and wife Grace of Sarasota, Fla., Donald Winings of Mattoon and Larry Winings and wife Tina of Charleston; four sisters, Joanne Johnson of Mattoon, Mary Ann Casey and husband Bill of Bremerton, Wash., Shirley Price of Sarasota, Fla., and Judy Winings of Mattoon; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Arley McAdams and Warren Pruitt; and four sisters, Edith McAdams, Nadine Sanders, Donna Easton and Ethel Dickinson.Gorden attended Mattoon schools. He served two tours of duty with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers 7th Infantry Division. He was wounded February 13, 1951 in Korea. He was a 100% Disabled Veteran, a Lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and Lifetime member of the Veterans Of Foreign Wars.No service will be held. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosalie Ramsey
GREENUP - Rosalie Ramsey, 78, of Greenup, died at 9:51 p.m. Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home, Casey, with Kyle E. Stoops officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive-Kickapoo Cemetery, south of Martinsville. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Casey, the daughter of Henry and Nora Cook Phillips. She married Robert W. Ramsey he died in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Robert "Sonny" Ramsey Jr. of Casey and John Ramsey of Greenup; five daughters, Rosanna Boyd, Jean James and Vickie Scales, all of Greenup, and Pat Staley and Jane Rincker, both of Olney; one sister, Leota Queen of Wyoming, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.She was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.Mrs. Ramsey was a homemaker, and a member of Casey Moose Lodge and the Mattoon Eagles Lodge.

Ruth Irene Smith
MATTOON - Ruth Irene Smith, 82, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at Mattoon Health Care Center.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2000 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend John Crutcher officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.Ruth was born November 6, 1917 at Vandalia, Illinois, daughter of Guy Edward and Goldie Edna Eakin Phipps. She married William Russell Smith, October 4, 1939 at Morganfield, Kentucky; he passed away February 9, 1999. Survivors include one son, Leon K. Smith and his wife Donna of Lerna and a granddaughter, Jodi Smith of Effingham. A brother, James "Bud" Phipps of Neoga and three sisters, Mrs. Eileen Heath, Mrs. Kathleen Martin and Mrs. Clyde (Betty) Henderson all of Mattoon also survive.She was preceded in death by one sister.Ruth was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mattoon.

Bonnie Young
SPRINGFIELD - Bonnie L. Young, 69, of Springfield, formerly of Mattoon, died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000) at Memorial Medical Center.A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the West Side Christian Church with the Rev. Charles Lee officiating. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date. The Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of the arrangements.She was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Mattoon, a daughter of Roy and Gertrude Miller Holmes. She married Robert E. Young in 1962; he died in 1998. Surviving are one son, Jeffrey E. Young of Springfield; her mother, Gertrude Holmes of Mattoon; one sister, Lois Fortune of Center Line, Mich.; and one grandchild.She was also preceded in death by her father.Mrs. Young was a homemaker and a member of the West Side Christian Church, Springfield.

John Atwell
BOURBON - John Atwell, 89, of Bourbon, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at the Arthur Home in Arthur.Arrangements are incomplete at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Dakotah Goss
LOVINGTON - Dakotah Leigh Goss, infant son of Buff Joseph Goss and Mia Dawn Albers Hinton of Lovington, died at 4:02 a.m. on Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Surviving are his parents; four brothers; two sisters; and grandparents, Loris and Helen Goss of Hartford, Mich., and David and Lois Albers of South Haven, Mich.He was preceded in death by one sister.

Clifford Reed
EFFINGHAM - Clifford H. Reed, 77, of Effingham, formerly of West Union, died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 26, 2000) at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. He was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Tuscola, a son of Grover and Mary Mae Adams Reed. He married Geneva Cooper; she died in March.Surviving are two sons, David Alan Reed of Martinsville and Darrell Wayne Reed of Mattoon; five daughters, Mary Ann Blei of Effingham, Loretta June Walker of Indianapolis, Deborah Lynn Clearwater of Paris, Janice Bergman of Vincennes, Ind., and Patty Konecny of West Des Moines, Iowa; one brother, Dean Reed of Marshall; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by one son, two daughters, two sisters and one grandchild.Mr. Reed was a retired truck driver, employed with various companies for more than 60 years. He had been a member of Truck Driver Teamsters Local in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Harold Templeton
GAYS - Harold Gene Templeton, 82, of Gays, died at 3:53 p.m Sunday, (August 27, 2000) in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.Burial will be in the Ash Grove Cemetery, Windsor, with military rites.He was born August 11, 1918, in Ash Grove Twp., Shelby Co. IL, the son of Roy Franklin and Edna Celestial Robison Templeton.He married Mildred P. Angell December 27, 1947, in Gays; she preceded him in death April 15, 1995.He was a member a former deacon of the Ash Grove Christian Church a veteran of WW II serving in the Army, member of the American Legion Post #88 in Mattoon and former member of the Shelby Memorial Hospital Board. he was a retired farmer.Surviving are daughters, Jane E. Storm and husband Larry D. of Windsor and Jean A. Webb and husband Mack D. of Mattoon; sisters, Maxine Herdeen and husband Delmar of Mattoon and Margery Gilstrap of Corvallis, OR; six grandchildren; one step grandchild and one step great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.Memorials may be made to the Ash Grove Christian Church.

Thelma Yaw
SULLIVAN - Thelma E. Yaw, 95, Sullivan, died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday (August 27, 2000) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Moultrie County Senior Center.Thelma was born April 23, 1905, in Arthur, the daughter of George and Jennie Hester Fifer. She retired from the Sullivan IGA, was a member of the Moultrie County Senior Citizens and her hobbies included bowling and bingo. She married Russell H. Yaw on October 19, 1924 and he preceded her in death on February 9, 1977.Surviving are her grandchildren, Mike Davis, Mission Hill, California, Cheri Redfern and her husband Theron of Lovington, Marjorie Horn and her husband Chester Alan of Sullivan, Kathy Risley and her husband Thom of Sullivan, Jeri Davis and his wife Ruth Ellen of Decatur, Marci Thompson and her husband Pat of Sullivan and Stephanie Campbell and her husband Lee of Windsor; fourteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her infant son, daughters, Mary Catherine Shaw, Maxine Davis; five brothers and three sisters.

Fay Collins
ATWOOD - Faye Collins, 80, of Atwood died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Atwood with the Rev. Jay Adrian officiating. Burial will be in Mackville Cemetery in Atwood. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Atwood, the daughter of Francis and Rosa Lee (Dukeman) Sanders Sr. She married Woodrow W. Collins in 1937. He died in 1988.Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Collins of Atwood and John R. Collins of Rantoul; one daughter, Evelyn Carrillo of Atwood; one brother, Francis R. Sanders Jr. of Atwood; one sister, Betty Sharp of Atwood; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandsons.She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Atwood.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Atwood.

Palmer Cox
Palmer Sargent Cox, 93, of Camargo, IL, died at 3:30 AM, Saturday, August 26, 2000 at the Urbana Manor Care Center, Urbana, IL.Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL, with the Rev. Chris Ritter officiating. A visiting hour for friends of the family will be held from 2-3 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Cox will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered on the family farm.Mr. Cox was born July 6, 1907 in Coles County, IL, the son of Claud and Margaret Pearl Sargent Cox. He married Miriam Beall Cox. She preceded him in death. He married Rosemary Nussel Cox. She survives.Other survivors include: 1 daughter: Sue Cox Dickson of Monticello, IL, and 1 son, Claude Edward Cox and wife: Sam of Hawthorn Woods, IL, 1 step-daughter: Marylee Nussel McGee and husband: Kim of Newman, IL, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 step-grandchildren.Mr. Cox Graduated from Charleston High School, Charleston State Teachers College (now Eastern Illinois University) and the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the Farm House fraternity. He taught agriculture at Tuscola High School for 15 years and farmed the Coles County family farm all of his adult life. He was also a director at the former Charleston National Bank for 50 years.Mr. Cox was a member of the Tri-City Country Club in Villa Grove, IL, and the Kaskaskia Country Club in Arcola, IL. He was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church and a supporter of the Camargo United Methodist Church.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association, Camargo United Methodist Church or to a charity of the Donor's Choice.

Sandra Gordon
MATTOON - Sandra Gordon, age 53, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2000 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from Noon to service time Thursday.Sandra Gordon was born March 27, 1947 in Mattoon, Illinois, a daughter of Max and Mary E. Drury Hurst. She is survived by her step-father, Lester M. Smith of Sullivan; daughters, Teresa Newgent and her husband Michael of Lerna and Nichelle Romack of Mattoon; a brother, Donald E. Hurst of LaPorte, Texas and three special grandchildren, Jennifer, Shelby and Brandon. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.Mrs. Gordon attended the First Christian Church and was a member of the Sullivan American Legion Post 68 Auxiliary. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Marjorie Hanfland
NEOGA - Mrs. Marjorie E. Hanfland, 84, of Neoga, Illinois, formerly of Sigel, Illinois, died at 6:05 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000) at the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Michael, The Archangel Church in Sigel, Illinois, with the Father Robert L. DeGrand officiating and Sister Pat Theis assisting. Burial will be in the St. Michael Cemetery in Sigel. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday with a Wake service held at 7 p.m. at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga.She was born Dec. 2, 1915 in Cumberland County, the daughter of Clem J. and Mary Eva (Baker) Fearday. She married Anthony W. Hanfland on Nov. 24, 1938 in Neoga. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1989.Surviving are three sons, Charles Hanfland and wife Janet of Sigel, Illinois, Williams Hanfland and wife Linda of Bloomington, Illinois, and Gerald Hanfland and wife Susan of Sigel, Illinois; one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Linda) Smithson of Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Wilbur "Bill" Fearday of Sigel, Illinois and Ray Fearday of Teutopolis, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Schuemacher of Clinton, Maryland and Mrs. Carolyn Knabe of Lake Worth, Florida; and 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.Mrs. Hanfland was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the St. Michael, The Archangel Church and Ladies Council of St. Michael's Church, both of Sigel.Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Parish in Sigel, the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, or to the donor's choice.

Ray Lane
Raymond Henry "Ray" Lane, age 81, of Mattoon, passed away at 9:04 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2000, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Ray was born in Wolfe County, Kentucky on December 21, 1918, a son of Henry and Ella Freshwater Lane. He married Pauline Wingler in 1939. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Lane of Mattoon; two sons, Dr. Larry R. Lane and wife Glenda and Dr. Steven H. Lane, all of Champaign; three grandsons, Dr. Robert Lane and wife Theresa "Teri" of Oak Park, Calif., Mr. Charles Lane and wife Lori of Fresno, Calif., and Dr. William Lane and wife Tanya of Naples, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Genevieve "Genny", Henry and Hunter; and one brother, James Lane and wife Alicia of Oblong. He was preceded in death by his parents.Mr. Lane attended grade school and high school in Robinson, Ill. He received a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University in 1940. Mr. Lane received a Master's degree from the University of Illinois and Specialist In Education degree from Eastern Illinois University.He started his teaching career at Greenup, Ill. in 1940 as a music teacher for grades 1-12. In 1944 he was inducted into the Navy and served in Special Services. He was discharged in 1946 and became Superintendent of Schools at Toledo, Ill. which became part of Cumberland Unit #77 from 1948-51. In 1951 he became Superintendent of Unit #40 in Effingham, Ill. After eighteen years, he moved to Mattoon, Ill. and served as Superintendent of Unit #2 Schools for seven years. Following his retirement he worked at Samuel Music Company for several years, which was a continued expression of his love of music. He was also employed by the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon. Ray was a 50-year member of Kiwanis Clubs in Effingham, Toledo and Mattoon, serving as a past president in Toledo and Mattoon. Mr. Lane also belonged to the A.F. and A.M. at Effingham, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Danville, the American Legion Post 88, the N.E.A., I.R.T.A., and Phi Delta Kappa.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Leo Roney
SHELBYVILLE - Leo Roney, 80, of Shelbyville, formerly of Findlay, died at 2:26 a.m. Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Springfield Memorial Hospital.Burial will be in Findlay Cemetery. He was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Shelby County, the son of Oscar and Vera Mae Morris Roney. He married Bonnie Clark in 1941. She died in 1976. He then married Irma Biehler Workman in 1979. She survives. Also surviving are children, Phileta Coventry of Decatur, Donna Woodard of Moweaqua, Paulette Gregg of Salem, Jay Roney of Shelbyville, Yvonne Bell and Cathy Landreth, both of Mount Zion, Lee Roney of Findlay and Roy Roney of Decatur; sisters Doris Bowers of Decatur, Avis Brent of Arrowsmith, Vera Lu Jeffers of Lakewood and Gail Smith of Shelbyville; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, two brothers and one sister.Mr. Roney was a lifelong farmer and member of the First Christian Church of Findlay, the Shelbyville Lodge and the Shelby County Farm Bureau.Memorials may be made to the Springfield Memorial Hospital Oncology Department (Second Floor East).

Fay Winkler
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.­Fay D. (Diller) Winkler, 69, died Thursday, August 24, 2000 in Colorado Springs after a short-term illness.A memorial service will be held this Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston on 311 7th Street (just off the square) with the Rev. Susan T. Reichenberg officiating.She was born in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Walter and Anna Diller, both deceased, she will be buried next to them in Dillsburg on Sept. 9th.Survivors include three children, Tony Winkler of Austin, Texas, Rick Winkler of Charleston, and Kim Gaston of Colorado Springs; five brothers, three sisters and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.Fay lived in the Charleston area 37 years. In her earlier years she was active in Farm Bureau Women's Committee and 4-H as well as the ABWA and First Presbyterian Church. She worked 25+ years of civil service, most of the time at the Coles County ASCS office. Upon her retirement in 1996, she then moved to Grand Rapids, Mich. for a short time, then on to Colorado Springs, Colo. In her retirement years she gave her time to her grandchildren, family, volunteer work and the church.Memorials may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 East Pikes Peak, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903; or the Coles County Farm Bureau Foundation, 719 West Lincoln, Charleston, IL. 61920.

Joe Devall
MATTOON - Joe W. Devall, 85, of Mattoon died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 15, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.A graveside service was heldat the Ruffner Cemetery, east of Greenup, with military rites. The Barkley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.He was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Greenup, the son of Harlow and Pearl (Williams) Devall. He married Marjorie M. Larson in 1958; she died in 1996.Survivors include a sister, Frances Shafer of Jewett, nieces and nephews.Mr. Devall was retired from the Department of Energy and was a Navy WW II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor.

Walter F. Lang
CHARLESTON, IL - Walter Lang, age 81, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at home. Burial will be at the Roselawn Cemetery with full military rites.Walter was born October 8, 1918, in Charleston, Illinois, a son to Oliver and Lottie (Hanley) Lang. He married Mildred Arlene Drumm in 1940.Survivors include his wife, Mildred of Charleston; two sons, and one daughter, Dale E. Lang and his wife Maudie, of Ashmore, Illinois, Max L. Lang and his wife Patricia, Phyllis K. Madlem and her husband Donald all of Charleston, Illinois; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jesse Lang, Donald Lang and Oliver (Jr.) Lang all of Charleston, Illinois. Also one special cousin, raised by family, Ruth Marie Decker and husband John of Russell Springs, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Lawrence Lang.Walter served his country during World War II, in the Army, stationed in Panama and worked for the Charleston Stone Company for 35 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was a life long member of the VFW and belonged to the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 841. Walter had a passion for the old antique steam engines and went to many of the shows in and out of the area. His hobbies included making miniature steam engines, gardening and rebuilding Cub tractors. He was a devoted husband and father, always there when someone needed him. He will always be remembered for the tremendous love he had for his family. Memorials may be made to the Coles County Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Bertha Malone
CASEY - Bertha E. Malone, 85, of Casey died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at the Simple Blessings Senior Living Center.Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Annapolis. She was born Dec. 8, 1914, in Kirk, Colo., the daughter of Charles B. and Alpha Miller Kern. She married Clarence Malone in 1945; he survives.Other survivors include three brothers, Lee Kern of Mount Vernon, Mo., Eldridge Kern of Prescott, Ariz., and Leo Kern of Dennison, Texas; two sisters, Fern Taylor of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Marie Scott of Springfield, Mo., and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter.Mrs. Malone had taught kindergarten for 20 years at the Golf Elementary School in Evanston before her retirement. Memorials may be made to the Word of Life Church in Casey.

Lena M. Evans
MATTOON ­ Lena M. Evans, age 83, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:23 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Interment will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery.Lena M. Evans was born August 29, 1916, at Scotland, Illinois, a daughter of Thomas and Gretta Poe. She married Robert D. Evans, he preceded in death in 1991. She is survived by a son, Richard Evans and his wife Madonna of Mattoon; grandchildren, Kimberly Smith and Robert Evans of Mattoon and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

David McGee
David Estey McGee, age 41, of Windsor, passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2000.Burial with military rites by the V.F.W. Post 4325 will be in the Iola Cemetery. David was born in Mattoon on June 15, 1959, a son of Robert H. and Donna K. Smith McGee. He married Sonia M. Parish on August 5, 1998. Survivors include his wife, Sonia McGee of Windsor; two sons, Todd R. L. McGee of Columbus, Ohio and Trenton McGee of Lovington; one stepson, Gregory J. Laue of Windsor; two stepdaughters, Jennifer M. Olds and Blythe A. Laue, both of Windsor; his mother, Donna McGee of Mattoon; four brothers, Michael W. McGee of Mattoon, Carl O. McGee and wife Yukiko of Bremerton, Washington, Robert C. McGee of Mattoon and Mark L. McGee of Bloomington.David was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Nicholas Scott "Nick" McGee.Mr. McGee was a U.S. Navy veteran serving for eight years. David was an electrician with the I.B.E.W. Local 146. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 4325 and a member of the Masonic Lodge 260.

Dale Miller
FORREST - Dale LaVern Miller, 57, of Forrest, died at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) from injuries received in a vehicle accident.Burial will be in the Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth. He was born March 12, 1943, in Fairbury, the son of Gerald and Phoebe Miller. He married Virginia Johnson in 1964; she survives. Also surviving are his mother, Phoebe Miller of Chatsworth; three sons, Michael Miller of Charleston, Matthew Miller of Campus and Marcus Miller at home; one daughter, Michelle Honegger of Forrest; one brother, Gail Miller of Sugar Grove; and six grandchildren.Mr. Miller was a farmer and leader of Chatsworth Junior Farmers 4-H. He was member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth and a board member of Charlotte Township and Charlotte Farmers Grain. He was a National Guard veteran.Memorials may be made to the Chatsworth Jr. Farmers 4-H Club or the National Junior Swine.

Mary Winings
BETHANY - Mary Doehring Winings, 57, of Bethany, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) at the Sullivan Health Care Center, Sullivan.She was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Shelby County, the daughter of Vernie Lloyd and Aimee Claytor Cutler Doehring. She married Lee Roy Winings in 1991; he survives.Also surviving are her mother, Aimee Lowe of Vandalia, Mo.; one son, Evan Clarke Pedigo of Sullivan; one stepson, Roy Lee Winings of Mattoon; two daughters, Kim Pedigo of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Monica Louise Kovach of Fayetteville, Ga.; one brother, Maurice Harlin Doehring of Sullivan; two sisters, Iva Jean Paris of Belmont, N.Y., and Esther Jayne Robinson of Laddonia, Mo.; three stepsisters, Louise Bottrell of Walker, Minn., Linda Beavers of Lufkin, Texas, and Virginia Bolin of Mattoon; one grandchild; and seven stepgrandchildren.She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clarke Lowe.Mrs. Winings was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan.Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan. 

Tony Winnett
BUFFALO GROVE - Tony Winnett, 36, of Buffalo Grove, formerly of Charleston, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) in Round Lake Beach.Burial will be in the Arlington Heights Wheeling Township Cemetery.He was born Jan. 30, 1964, in Charleston, the son of Roy and Joyce Winnett. He married Donna Mau in 1991; she survives.Also surviving are his mother, Joyce Burton of Minonk and his father, Roy Winnett of Metamora; one son, Trevor Winnett; one daughter, Alyssa Winnett; one brother, Jason Winnett of Springfield; and two sisters, Gina Winnett of Medford, Ore., and Heather Tull of Springfield.Mr. Winnett was a driver for Nabisco Foods. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.Memorials may be made to Anthony Lee Winnett's Children Education Fund c/o the Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights.

Mildred Gwinn
OAKLAND - Mildred E. Gwinn, 83, of Oakland, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday (Aug. 21, 2000) at the Paris Community Hospital.Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. He was born April 11, 1917, in Kansas, the daughter of E.J. and Mabel Nay Coffey. She married Wilber T. Gwinn in 1943; he died in 1976.Surviving are one son, Tom Gwinn of Paris; three daughters, Elizabeth Russell of Canyon Lake, Texas, Barbara Jividen of Haughton, La., and Debbie Braune of Jacksonville, Texas; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by one brother.Mrs. Gwinn was a foster mother to nearly 20 children and provided a child care for others.Memorials may be made to the Oakland Christian Church Youth Programs in care of Taber Funeral Home.

Leonard Horn
BROWNING, Mo. - Leonard Edward Horn, 83, of Browning, Mo., formerly of Mattoon, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 2000) at his home.Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Moberly, Mo.He was born Oct. 31, 1916, in Mattoon, the son of William J. and Margaret Engle Horn. He married Ethel Pauline Miller in 1935; she survives.Also surviving are one son, Edward Horn of Browning, Mo.; one brother, Bill Horn of Tonawanda, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.Mr. Horn was a farmer.

Arthur Kenton
SULLIVAN - Arthur "Sam" Kenton, 71, of Sullivan, died at 2:25 P.M. Monday (August 21, 2000) in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.Graveside funeral services were held Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post #68. Sam was born December 15, 1928, in Mattoon, the son of Arthur E. and Allene May Kenton. He had been a tool and die maker for the Marvel-Schebler Tillotson Division of Borg Warner, Decatur, US Army veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict; past commander and board member of the Sullivan American Legion Post #68. Sam always drove the American Legion Post fire truck in the parades and served on the funeral honor guard. He married Jean Burnett on December 5, 1948, in Charleston.Surviving are his wife Jean of Sullivan; daughter Nancy R. Kenton of Dalton City; sons, Jack Kenton of Independence, Missouri, Arthur S. Kenton of Pennsylvania; father, Arthur E. Kenton of Mattoon; brother, Robert E. Kenton of Mattoon and five grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters.

Louise Lauher
CHARLESTON - Bertha Louise Lauher, age 80, of Charleston, formerly of Oakland, passed away at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) at the Prairie View Care Center, Charleston, Ill.Burial will be in Shields Cemetery, SE of Oakland. She was born February 20, 1920, at Oakland, Illinois, the daughter of Roy and Bertha S. Humphrey Lauher. She is survived by 1 Brother, Max Lauher of Charleston. Also surviving are Jo and the late Paul Zigler family, formerly of Chicago with whom she resided for 22 years.She was a member of the Charleston VFW Auxiliary #1592.Memorial may be made to: Oakland Park District in care of the Taber Funeral Home.

William Rex Little
CHARLESTON - William Rex Little, age 83, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at Prairie View Care Center of Charleston. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 25 at Murdock Cemetery in Loveland, Ohio.Rex was born July 24, 1917 in Fairgrange, Illinois, the son of Mac Tony and Callie (Nickell) Little. He married Rowena Franz in 1942 in Loveland, Ohio.He is survived by one son, Bill and his wife Gwen of Charleston; two grandsons, Blaine and his wife Ann of St. Louis, Missouri and Brian and his wife Angela of Decatur, Illinois; one great grandson, Jonathan of Decatur; one brother, Gene Little of Orlando, Florida, and a special friend, Lena Gillenwater of Lovington, Illinois. He was preceded by an infant daughter Karen, his wife Rowena and a sister, Betty Richards.Rex was a member of the Central Christian Church, AMBUCS and Bent Tree Golf Course. He was a Superintendent of Fabrication for NuTone Corp., a position from which he retired in 1964. He later was employed at Trailmobile in the Charleston facility. Golfing was his favorite pastime, and he also enjoyed gardening.Memorials in honor of Rex may be made to the Central Christian Church, in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 84, Charleston, IL 61920.

Mary Winings
BETHANY - Mary Doehring Winings, 57, of Bethany died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) at the Sullivan Health Care Center.Arrangements are incomplete at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Gertrude Ennis
MARTINSVILLE - Gertrude Ennis, 93, of Martinsville, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 20, 2000) at Birchwood Nursing Home, Casey.Burial will be in the Martinsville City Cemetery. She was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Bellair, the daughter of Arzie and Edna Payne Gaines. She married John Ennis in 1931; he died in 1978.Surviving are one son, Mark Ennis of Mathias, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Vianna Robertson
INDIANAPOLIS - Vianna Julia Ella Voigt Robertson, 79, of Indianapolis, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 2000) in Indianapolis.A graveside service was held at Lincoln Memory Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, William Robertson; one son, Jon Robertson; two daughters, Kay Krebs and Brenda Lloyd; one sister, Irene Swank of Mattoon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Mrs. Robertson worked for a short time for the Chamber of Commerce in Illinois and was a member of the Lawrence Congregation of Jehovah's Witness.

Lawrence R. Nichols
CHARLESTON - Lawrence Richard Nichols, 76, of Charleston, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 20, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. He was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Winston Salem, N.C., the son of John T. and Era Perry Nichols. He married Emily Conrad on Aug. 6, 1946; she survives.Other survivors include two daughters, Ms. Cynthia D. Nichols of Charleston and Laura Nichols Hooser and son-in-law, Stephen Blair Hooser of West Lafayette, Ind.; one brother, of Mt. Airy, N.C.; two grandchildren, Blair Nichols and Conrad Richard Nichols Hooser.Mr. Nichols worked at E.I.U. from 1962 until his retirement in 1994. He taught history for over 40 years, receiving is BA from Wake Forrest, MA and PhD from Duke University. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Nichols had served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a medic in the European Theater and was a recipient of the purple heart.Memorials may be made to the Lawrence and Emily Nichols Memorial Fund, Eastern Illinois University.

Lincoln J. Woodyard
CHARLESTON - Lincoln J. "Linc" Woodyard, age 77, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. 'Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston.Linc was born February 20, 1923 in Seven Hickory Township in Coles County, Illinois, the fifth child of A. Lincoln and Iva Hanna Woodyard. He married Florence Bailey on March 24, 1944 in Hunt City, Illinois.He is survived by his wife Florence and daughter Bonita of Charleston and brothers Charles of Mattoon, James and wife Martha of Charleston, sisters Mabel of Phoenix and Ruth Young and husband Orville of Washington, Illinois, a sister-in-law Virginia of Charleston, brothers, Thomas of Riverton, Wyoming and George and his wife Eleanor of Lawrence, Kansas. Preceding him in death were a brother Harold of Charleston and a sister Dorothy of Sonoma, California. He also leaves three godchildren, Kristen, Elizabeth and Jennifer Forsyth.Mr. Woodyard earned a Certified Public Accounting certificate from the University of Illinois in 1959 and was the first to establish an office in Charleston for public practice. He retired in 1989 from the firm of Larsson, Woodyard and Henson and maintains offices in Paris and Casey, Illinois. He is a forty-year member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. In 1985, he helped establish the Charleston Area Charitable Foundation and served as its Secretary and Treasurer since its founding. Community service included terms as a member of the board of directors of the Charleston Community Memorial Hospital, Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce and Charleston Cemeteries, Inc. He was a member of the First Christian Church, a former member of the Charleston Kiwanis Club and a forty-two year member of the Charleston Elks Lodge.His hobbies included gardening, flowers and woodworking. Memorials may be made to the Charleston Area Charitable Foundation and the American Cancer Society, in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 84, Charleston, IL 61920.

Estell Armer
BETHANY - Estell L. Armer, 91, of Bethany died at 5:20 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at the Eastview Terrace, Sullivan.urial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bethany.She was born Sept. 8, 1908, in Tompkinsville, Ky., the daughter of Sidney S. and Martha Alice Browning Bean. She married Bedford C. Armer in 1926. He died in 1990.Surviving are seven sons, Ronald Armer of Shelbyville, Andrew Armer of Flora, Sidney Armer of Toledo, Ohio, James and Benton Armer of Sullivan, Tom Armer of Mount Zion, and John Armer of Bethany; four daughters, Ilean Eyler of Las Vegas, Nev., Jenette Throneburg of Bethany, Sara Dolan of El Paso and Mary Dunn of Travies, Fla.; six sisters, Ova Wright of Decatur, Haley Peterson of Argenta, Dossie King of Oakley, Ruth Grace of Boiling Springs, Tenn., Marie Rhoton of Tompkinsville, Ky., and Allie Rehives of Mesa, Ariz.; 44 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one daughter, five brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.Mrs. Armer was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bethany.Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Alberta Bauer
Alberta Marie Bauer, age 74, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2000, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Alberta was born in Coulterville on January 9, 1926, a daughter of Alvin and Bertha Birchler Shaw. She married Robert M. Bauer on September 26, 1947. Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" Bauer of Mattoon; three brothers, Lynn Shaw of Coulterville, Wayne Shaw of Paris and Wesley Birchler of Mountain Home, Arkansas; three sisters, June Smith and husband Fred of Hoopston, Betty Varner of Alton and Agnes Anderson and husband Helmer of Chico, California.She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, David Bauer, two brothers, Stanley Shaw and Kenneth Shaw, and her stepmother, Elizabeth Shaw.Mrs. Bauer was formerly an accountant for Stilgebauer in Mattoon. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Women's Auxiliary at the Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary.

Mildred Kenney
SULLIVAN - Mildred Kenney, 87, of Sullivan died at 1:04 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon.A private graveside funeral was held at Greenhill Cemetery with John Hagerman officiating. There will be no visitation. The Reed Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.She was born June 20, 1913, at Sullivan, the daughter of George and Ruby Vandeveer Kenney.Surviving are one brother, Marvin "Toad" Kenney of Sullivan; and two sisters, Mable Whitchurch of Rockford and Alice Hagerman of Sullivan.She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.Miss Kenney was a stitcher at Brown Shoe Co. in Mattoon and Sullivan, attended Sullivan First Church of God and was a member of the Rhoda Rebekah Lodge in Mattoon.Memorials may be made to the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Harmony House.

Verl Miller
SHELBYVILLE - Verl C. Miller, 82, of Shelbyville died at 4:40 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. He was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Shelby County, the son of Lawrence Melville and Fay Compton Miller. He married Letha Isley in 1948. She survives.Also surviving are three sons, Jim Miller of Decatur, Rick Miller of Strasburg and Steve Miller of Shelbyville; two daughters, Margaret Hicks of Naperville and Linda Starwalt of Charleston; three brothers, Dean Miller of Chicago, Virgil Miller of Mode and Harold Miller of Shelbyville; one sister, Virginia Walker of Indianapolis, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two sisters.Mr. Miller was a lifelong farmer and operated Miller Repair Shop at his farm. He was a 50-year member of the Clarksburg United Methodist Church and was a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau, the chartering committee of Lake Land College and the Clarksburg Township Board. He was an Army Air Force veteran of WW II.Memorials may be made to the Clarksburg United Methodist Church.

Lorraine Poe
EFFINGHAM - Lorraine Marie Poe, 84, of Effingham formerly of Mattoon, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday (Aug. 18, 2000) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. She was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Strasburg, the daughter of Charles Lewis and Ella Austin Wade. She married Roscoe A. Poe in 1936. He died in 1999.Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bobbie (Linda) Shaw of Effingham and Mrs. Clarence (Sandra) Carney of Thebes; one sister, Opal VonBehrens of Mattoon; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.Mrs. Poe was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Mattoon.

Dorothy Shiver
MATTOON - Dorothy R. Shriver, 90, of Mattoon died at 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.Burial will be at Dodge Grove Cemetery. She was born Sept. 23, 1909, at Caneyville, Ky., the daughter of S. Thomas and Mabel Boone Young. She married Glenn Shriver in 1927. He died in 1996.Surviving are one sister, Wanda Godden of Mattoon; and several nieces and nephews.She was also preceded in death by one son, two brothers and one sister.Mrs. Shriver was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church, Mattoon, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a past worthy matron of the Bloomington Order of the Eastern Star and was currently a member of the Neoga Order of the Eastern Star.

Genevieve Van Scyoc
MATTOON - Genevieve H. "Genny" Van Scyoc, 70, of Mattoon died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at her home.Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. She was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Mattoon, the daughter of Ernest and Grace Ellen Decker Idleman. She married Harold C. Van Scyoc in 1952. He died in 1969.Surviving are two daughters, Theresa Swearingen of Wichita, Kan., and Phyllis Joy Field of Okeechobee, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred Hart of Los Lunas, N.M., and Evelyn Asbury of Paris; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one son, one brother and one sister.Mrs. Van Scyoc was retired from Bergner's Department Store and was a member of the First Apostolic Church, Mattoon.Memorials may be made to First Apostolic Church Building Fund or to Hospice.

Helen Wierman
ARCOLA - Helen Marie Wierman, 86, of Arcola died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at the Villa Healthcare Center East, Sherman.Burial will be in Mackville Cemetery, Atwood..She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Atwood, the daughter of Charles L. and Arlene Mae Chambers Reisner. She married Jerald H. Wierman in 1936. He died in 1995.Surviving are one son, Ronald Wierman of Davie, Fla.; one daughter, Ann Rowley of Rochester; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one brother.Mrs. Wierman was a homemaker and a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church.Memorials may be made to the Villa Healthcare Center East, Sherman.

Carol Williams
SULLIVAN - Carol A. Williams, 61, of Sullivan died at 7:29 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.She was born July 23, 1939 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Edward Jr. and Mary Conley Wimmer. She married Ken Williams in 1963. He survives.Also surviving are three sons, Mike Bradshaw of Winchester, Ky., Anthony Williams of New York City, N.Y., and Royce Williams of Chicago; and five grandchildren.Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Paul Williams
ARCOLA - Paul Albert Williams, 81, of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2000 at his residence in Arcola, IL.Burial was in the Humboldt Cemetery. Paul was born April 24, 1919 in Tuscola, IL. A son of Walter and Grace (Hood) Williams. He married Lauretta C. Newman in Forsyth, IL on September 23, 1951.He is survived by: Wife, Lauretta Williams of Arcola, IL; 1 Son, Andy Williams of Arcola, IL; 3 Daughters, Paula Williams of Paris, IL, Beverly and her husband Robert Gilliland of Oakland, IL, and Vanessa and her husband Loran Wangler of Elk Grove Village, IL; 5 Grandchildren, Joe Gilliliand, Amy Tomlinson, Vicki DuFault, Kristi Wangler, and Jennifer Wangler; 2 Great Grandchildren, Nicholas Hires and Elizabeth Tomlinson.He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Glenn Williams and one sister, Mabel Evans.Paul was a member of the Humboldt United Methodist Church. He farmed in the Oakland and Humboldt area for many years. He also had a Star Route Mail Contract with the United States Post Office for several years. Paul enjoyed watching all kinds of sporting events, especially those involving his children and grandchildren, he also enjoyed livestock judging, playing the guitar and fiddle, and when he was younger he enjoyed square dancing.

Bettie Brown
MATTOON - Bettie Eileen Brown, 79, of Mattoon, died Friday (Aug. 18, 2000) at her residence.

Charles Dean
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Charles "Wesley" Dean, 75, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Charleston, died Tuesday (Aug. 15, 2000) at his home.He was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Fairgrange, the son of Willis and Laura DeWitt Dean. Surviving are one sister, Deloris Stanford of Charleston; two brothers, Dale Dean of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Edgar Dean of Millington, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.Mr. Dean was a chemical engineer. He retired as vice president for sales from Sparling Meter Corp. in California. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

Velma Hardy
SHELBYVILLE - Velma Hardy, 91, of Shelbyville, died at 4:40 a.m. Friday (Aug. 18, 2000) in Shelby Memorial Hospital.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. She was born April 15, 1909, in Casey, the daughter of Harland O. and Fairy Adams Fitzpatrick. She married Leverette Hardy in 1931; he died in 1997.Surviving are one son, Dean Hardy of Shelbyville; three daughters, Norma Eversole of Shelbyville, Della Roberts of Decatur and Shirley Berner of Owaneco; one sister, Pauline Spence of Bethany; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.Mrs. Hardy was also preceded in death by one brother.Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or donor's choice.

Elsie Meyer
ST. PETER - Elsie Meyer, 67, of St. Peter, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 17, 2000) at her residence.Burial will be in Farina Cemetery, Farina. She was born May 11, 1933, in Fayette County, the daughter of George E. and Geneva M. Schwabe Reitz. She married Elmer H. Meyer in 1955; he survives.Also surviving are three sons, Brian Meyer of Decatur, Gary Meyer of Farina and Ron Meyer of Coralville, Iowa; two daughters, Nancy Guerrettaz and Jo Ellen Williams of Farina; one brother, Stanley Reitz of Kentwood, Mich.; three sisters, Mary Lou Lentz of Mattoon, Glennadene Hamel of Mattoon and Paula Hotz of O'Fallon; and seven grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mrs. Meyer had retired as a secretary for the Farina Co-Op. She was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church.Memorials may be made to the St. Peter Area Cancer Support Group, St. Peter, IL 62880, or the Hospice of Lincolnland.

Elizabeth Parkison
DECATUR - Elizabeth D. Parkison, 76, Decatur, died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday (August 17, 2000) at her residence. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice. Elizabeth was born in Mattoon, IL on June 2, 1924, the daughter of Ward T. and Leah Spitler Deckard. She graduated from Mattoon High School and was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church in Decatur. She worked as a cafeteria server for Lincoln and French Elementary schools. Mrs. Parkinson was brilliant at crossword puzzles, cryptograms, logic problems, and jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed mysteries and learning foreign languages. Elizabeth married Joseph Parkison on October 5, 1947, in Mattoon, IL. Surviving are her husband; daughter, Connie Wicklund, Billings, MT; sons, Glen and wife Ronda of Atlanta, GA, Paul of Decatur, and Dale of Mattoon; one sister, Catherine Gwinn and husband Ted of Mattoon; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Alice Wilson
TOLEDO - Alice Marie Wilson, 47, of Toledo, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 17, 2000) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.Burial will be in the Janesville Cemetery. She was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Mattoon, the daughter of Robert and Josephine McClain Boswell. She married John Wilson in 1979; he survives.Also surviving are her father, Robert Boswell of Mattoon; one son, John Cody of Marshall; one daughter, Rebecca Cody of Charleston; three brothers, Bill Boswell of Toledo, Joe Boswell of Louisville and Ed Boswell of Mattoon; four sons, Betty Dossett of Jewett, Emma Lawhorn of Toledo, Clara Ervin of Newton and Debbie Cordes of Lerna; and six grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by her mother, one brother and one sister.Mrs. Wilson had worked at the Cumberland Nursing Center.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Minnie Alexander
Minnie A. Alexander, age 85, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:45 p.m on Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.Burial will be at a later date in Woodland Chimes Cemetery at Cleveland, Oklahoma. Minnie was born on October 31, 1914. She married Charles C. "Pete" Alexander. He passed away on January 3, 1968. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.Survivors include one son, Dan Alexander of Springfield; one grandson, Jason Alexander of Mattoon; two granddaughters, Nicole Alexander and Courtney Alexander, both of Springfield.Minnie retired from the Mattoon General Electric Company after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Zion Hill United Methodist Church in Mattoon.

Gerry T. Brumleve
CHARLESTON - Gerry T. Brumleve, age 76, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Graveside services were held at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston with Reverend Bill Hall and Pastor Tom Skinner officiating. Gerry was born August 12, 1924, in Coles County, Illinois, a son of Ralph H. and Mayme Brumleve. He married Mildred Scott on June 30, 1950 in Charleston.Survivors include his wife, Mildred of Charleston; two sons, Ralph H. Brumleve and his wife Mary J. of Charleston and Charles T. Brumleve and his wife Mary of Manhattan, Kansas; six grandchildren, Gerry and Ralph Brumleve of Charleston, Amanda, Caleb, Nicholas and Zachary Brumleve, all of Manhattan, Kansas. He was preceded by his parents.Gerry was a member of the Central Christian Church. He was a military veteran having served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Gerry retired from Moore Business Forms after twenty years of service and many will remember him and Mildred during their fourteen year ownership of Brumleve's Trailer Court on East Madison Street in Charleston. He loved picnics, fishing and flowers, especially red roses. A devoted family man, Gerry will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.Memorials in honor of Gerry may be made to the Carle Clinic Cancer Center in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 84, Charleston, Illinios 61920.

Sophia Cash
OAKLAND - Sophia Elaine Cash, 94, of Oakland, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 16, 2000) at her residence.Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. She was born Feb. 10, 1906, in Veszkeny, Hungary, the daughter of Fabian and Roszalia Boros Horvath. She married Howard Cash in 1924; he died in 1960.She is survived by two sons, Leonard "Bob" Cash and James H. Cash, both of Paris; two daughters, Delores Lutz of Melbourne, Fla., and Suzanne Buckler of Oakland; one sister, Anna Cavich of South Bend, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two brothers, one sister and one grandchild.Mrs. Cash retired in 1973 from Eastern Illinois University, where she had been a cook for many years.

Irene Frances Harper
MATTOON - Irene F. Harper, 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:13 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Mattoon Health Care Center.Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Irene was born December 23, 1909, in Decatur, Illinois, daughter of Oral and Lillian Rose Escbach Trailor. She married Henry Clay Harper, November 18, 1933, in Sullivan. He died March 5, 1974. Survivors include one daughter, Jean McGinnis of Ft. Worth, TX and one son: Forest Harper of Virginia Beach, VA. Grandchildren: Tracey McGinnis of Mattoon, Theresa Buenerkemper of Ft. Worth, TX, and Harold Harper of Virginia Beach, VA. Great-Grandchildren: Betty Jean McGinnis of Mattoon and Janae Buenerkemper of Ft. Worth, TX. One brother: Ralph Trailor of Tacoma, WA, and three sisters: Ruby Calendar and Mildred Leffler of Mattoon, and Winona Burner of Sullivan, also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.Irene was a home maker and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Gerald Lineberry
NEOGA - Gerald W. Lineberry, 72, of Neoga, died at 10:29 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 17, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral was held at Mullen Cemetery in Spring Point Township .He was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Cumberland County, the son of William W. "Bert" and Harriett Mae Shafer Lineberry. He married June K. Hilt in 1963; she survives.Also surviving are one son, Gerald W. Lineberry Jr. of Vandalia; two daughters, Viola Lineberry of Vandalia and Connie Townes of Gardendale, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Sharon J. Miller of Athens, Texas, and Linda M. Bartlett of Neoga; two sisters, Lillian Shafer of Greenup and Hariett G. Newberry of Effingham; and 14 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.Mr. Lineberry was a retired electric engineer; a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; and a member of Neoga American Legion in Neoga and VFW Post 4598 in Greenup.

Rosetta Losoya
CHARLESTON - Rosetta "Rose" Losoya, 79, of Charleston, died at 11:23 p.m. Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at the Birchwood Nursing Home, Casey.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston. She was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Ashmore, the daughter of John W. and Estella Sweitzer Gollady. She is survived by one daughter, Monica Russell of Glendale, Ariz.; two brothers, Dale Gollady of Blue Island and Robert Gollady of Westville; two sisters, Maxine Barbee of Westfield and Emmaline Lindsey of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Mrs. Losoya was a supervisor for Kendall Co. of Chicago.

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