KANSAS - Julia Esther Allen, 84, of Kansas, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday
(Sept. 13, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sutton and Son Funeral Home in Paris, with the
Rev. Dean Speece officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Paris.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.She was born
Jan. 14, 1916, in Warrington, the daughter of Clinton James and Minnie
Belle McConnaha England. She married Frank Notley Allen in 1937; he died
in 1986. Survivors include a son, George Clinton "Pete" Allen of Richton
Park; a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Julia) Welpott of Anderson, Ind.; and four
grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by two sisters.Mrs. Allen
was a member of the Kansas Presbyterian Church.
CHARLESTON - Gerry T. Brumleve, 76, of Charleston, died Aug. 15, 2000,
at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.A graveside service will be held
at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston with the Rev. Bill
Hall and Pastor Tom Skinner officiating. Adams Funeral Chapel, Charleston,
is in charge of the arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Carle Clinic
Cancer Center in care of the funeral chapel.
Marion Loraine "Billie" Bean
MATTOON - Marion Loraine "Billie" Bean, age 72, of Mattoon, passed
away 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at her residence.Funeral services
will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2000 at the Mitchell-Jerdan
Funeral Home. Interment will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 9:00 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.Marion Loraine
Bean was born April 12, 1928 of New Rockford, North Dakota, a daughter
of William and Gladys (Frank) Mowery. She married Kenneth L. Bean July
23, 1953 at Camden, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Bean
of Mattoon, a daughter, Sue Davis and her husband Jerry of Wildwood, Florida;
a sister, Marlys Shepanik of Schofield, Wisconsin. Also surviving are grandchildren,
Angie Wood and her husband Jim of Quincy, Joe Thomas of Hawaii and Nick
and Mandy Thomas of Mattoon and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her parents and one brother.Mrs. Bean was a member of Gays
Christian Church and the Ladies of the Moose. She was a retired employee
of Associated Springs and had been a Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant for
the past eleven years.Memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland
Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
DANVILLE - Lewis William "Bill" Spears, 49, of Muncie, Indiana, formerly
of Danville, Illinois passed away at 8:51 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2000 in Ball
Hospital, Muncie, Indiana. "Bill" was born the son of Francis Douglas and
Patricia L. Swift Spears on November 17, 1950 in Danville, Illinois. He
was formerly married to Diane Rudd."Bill" is survived by his mother, Patricia
Spears of Covington, IN; his two children: Gregory William Spears of Charleston,
IL and Barbi Christene Spears of Muncie, IN. Other survivors include; Two
Brothers: F. Joseph Spears of Torrington, WY, and Matthew Stuart (Joan)
Spears of Oviedo, Fl; Six Sisters: Kathleen (Gene) Castellarri of Arvada,
CO, Coletta Cohen of Moraga, CA, Mary Rosalind (Jerry ) Watson of Rob Roy,
IN, Marie Eaina (Scott) Fletcher of Ventura, CA and Mary Maristella "Stella"
Spears of Arvada, CO. He was preceded in death by his father and three
brothers."Bill" attended the University of Maryland and Purdue University.
He also attended the Institute For Forging Die Design. He was an Aerospace
Engineer and Computer Analyst for Portland Forging in Portland, Indiana.
"Bill" really loved life, and had a gentle sense of humor. He enjoyed computers
and shopping on the Internet. He was a member of several professional organizations
and clubs relating to his career as well as being an acknowledged member
of the DeLorean Car Club of America. He had designed forging for many different
types of items. "Bill" also loved his two cats; "Pippen" a Turkish Angora
and "Camby" a Calico.Funeral services will be held on Saturday September
16, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial
will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL. Visitation will be from
4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday September 15, 2000 at Sunset Funeral Home and
Cremation Center. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society
or Donor's Choice.
MATTOON - John Joseph Gaeta, 51, of Mattoon, formerly of Las Vegas
and Port Washington, N.Y., died at 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Mattoon
Health Care Center.A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept.
23 at the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington, N.Y. Inurement
will be in Nassau Knolls Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.
to time of service. The Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.He was born Oct. 1, 1948, in Mineola, N.Y., the son of Joseph
John and Cynthia Floherty Gaeta. He married Linda Scarabino in 1981; she
survives.Also surviving is one sister, Grace Nunn of Sullivan.Mr. Gaeta
was a professional musician and toured with the Jimmy Dorsey Band. He was
a member of the Fatima Catholic Church, Port Washington, N.Y.Memorials
may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland or the American Cancer Society.
Bruce E. Gough
KANSAS - Bruce Edward Gough, 61, of Kansas, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday
(Sept. 12, 2000) at his residence.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday
at the Kansas Christian Church. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation
will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sutton and Son
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.He was born July 20, 1939,
in Kansas, IL, the son of Frank and Martha Lee (Gillis) Gough. He married
Dixie Lee Motley on Aug. 18, 1963, in Kansas, IL.; she survives.Other survivors
include his mother, Martha Lee Gough of Kansas, IL; three sons, James Bruce
Gough of Ashmore, IL, Richard Duane Gough of Champaign, IL, and Brian Edward
Gough and his wife Julie of Ashmore, IL; daughter, Cassie Caprice Gough
a student at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN; brothers, Arlie
Gough of Kansas, IL and Bert Gough of Charleston, IL; two grandchildren,
Grayson Edward and Gretchen Diane Gough, both of Ashmore, IL.Mr. Gough
was a retired farmer and former partner at Gough Chevrolet. He attended
Eastern Illinois University, he served as Sergeant in U.S. Army Reserve,
was a member of the Kansas Christian Church, Kansas Lodge #280 A.F. &
A.M.; Danville Scottish Rite Consistory; Edgar County Farm Bureau.Memorials
may be made to the Kansas Ambulance Service.
Mr. Cloyce Eugene Hutson
Mr. Cloyce Eugene Hutson, age 78, of Greenup, IL passed away at 7:30
a.m. - Monday, September 11, 2000 at Veterans Administration Hospital in
Danville, Illinois.Funeral Services will be held 1:30 P.M. Thursday September
14, 2000 at Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois. With Rev. Marvin
Oakley officiating, burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery. Visitation
will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday September 13, 2000 at Bishop Funeral
Home in Greenup, Illinois.Cloyce was born August 14, 1922 the son of Henry
Austin and Mayme Lucille (Coad) Hutson. Cloyce married Ruby La Verne Shofner
July 13, 1941 in Louisville, Ky.Cloyce was a member of the Greenup United
Methodist Church and Past President of The Cumberland Co. National Farm
Organization, also a Past member of Carpenters Local #133 of Terre Haute,
IN, Past member of the Greenup Kiwanis Club, and Member of The Democrat
Club, and Founding member of the Cumberland Co. Sportsmen Club, And a Life
member of The Greenup VFW post #4598. Cloyce was a Self-Employed Carpenter
and Farmer and U.S. Army Veteran serving in the European Theater during
WW II.Cloyce is survived by his wife Ruby L. Hutson of Greenup, IL; Sons
Bill and Wife Martha of Franklin, Tenn. and Jim and Wife Avis of Sherman,
Tx; Daughters Sue and Husband Mike Bauguss of Greenup, IL, Terry Webb and
Special Friend Gary Ettchason of Effingham, IL, and Trudy Carlen and Special
Friend Dan Green of Greenup, IL; Brother Russell and wife Esther Hutson
of Teutopolis IL; 11 Grand Children, 4 Step Grand Children; 11 Great Grand
Children; and 3 Step Great Grand Children.Cloyce was preceded in death
by his Parents, 1 Brother, 2 Sisters, and Son-in-Law.
O'FALLON, Mo. - Tony R. Snyder, 34, of O'Fallon, Mo., died Monday (Sept.
11, 2000) at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, Mo. The funeral
will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center. Burial
will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in O'Fallon, Mo. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. today at the funeral home.He was born Nov. 22, 1965, in Tuscola, the
son of Billie and Carolyn Snyder. He married Angela Snyder; she survives.Also
surviving are his parents of Arcola; one son, Michael Snyder of O'Fallon,
Mo.; two daughters, Michaela and Megan Snyder, both of O'Fallon, Mo.; and
three brothers, Mick Snyder of Arcola, Don Snyder of Thompsonville and
Neil Snyder of Mattoon.Mr. Snyder was a sales representative for Schrock
Cabinets H. and S. Sales for 16 years in O'Fallon, Mo. Memorials may be
made to the Snyder Children College Trust Fund in care of the Baue Funeral
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Ruth McKimmy Winger, 85, of Terre Haute, Ind.,
formerly of West Union, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at the
Royal Oaks Healthcare Center in Terre Haute, Ind.The funeral will be 11
a.m. Thursday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union with the
Rev. Richard Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the York Cemetery,
southeast of West Union. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today and before
the service on Thursday at the funeral home.She was born March 14, 1915,
in Jasper County, the daughter of Clarence and Alva McKimmy and Mary Gladys
Carter McKimmy. She married Horace E. Winger; he died in 1978.Surviving
are three daughters, Martha Heath, Fay McIntosh and Kay Harrison, all of
Terre Haute, Ind.; two brothers, George McKimmy of Terre Haute, Ind., and
Charles McKimmy of Palestine; three sisters, Roseanne Freeman of Hutsonville,
Mary Mechling of Stewardson and Bonnie Carter of San Antonio; five grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by three brothers
and three sisters.Mrs. Winger was a homemaker and had also worked many
years as a cook at restaurants.
HUTSONVILLE - Patricia Ann Daugherty, 65, of Hutsonville, died at 11:03
a.m. Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.Visitation
will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West
Union. There will be no services. Private family interment of the ashes
will be at a later date.She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Hutsonville, the
daughter of Milo and Alma Cummins Crouch. Surviving are her husband, Eugene
Daugherty; two daughters, Peggy Mills of Dublin, Ohio, and Barbara Johnson
of Tomah, Wis.; three sons, Tom Daugherty of Hutsonville, John Daugherty
of Martinsville and Steve Daugherty of West Union; one brother, Ernest
Crouch of Hutsonville; two sisters, Phyllis Franklin of Hutsonville and
Dorothy Schmidt of Fresno, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.She
was preceded in death by three brothers.Mrs. Daugherty was an area in-home
caregiver and a former employee at the Lexel Corporation in Hutsonville
and TRW in Marshall. She was a member of the Tree of Life Church in Hutsonville
and the Crawford County Historical Society.
GREENUP - Cloyce Eugene Hudson, 78, of Greenup, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday
(Sept. 11, 2000) at Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville.Arrangements
are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.
EFFINGHAM - Alphonse H. Niebrugge, 78, of Effingham, died at 6:15 a.m.
Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at his residence. The funeral will be 10 a.m. today
at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Effingham. Burial will be in Green
Creek Church Cemetery in Green Creek. The Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham
is in charge of the arrangements. He was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Effingham,
the son of Anthony and Anna Aulenbrock Niebrugge. He married Margaret Kalina
in 1959; she survives.Also surviving are two sons, Gregory A. and Christopher
L. Niebrugge, both of Effingham; three daughters, Deborah J. Mahon and
Kathrine M. Clausius, both of Effingham, and Rebecca M. Croft of Edwardsville;
four brothers, Paul, Lawrence and Anthony Niebrugge, all of Effingham,
and Herman Niebrugge of Mattoon; four sisters, Martha Muehlenfeld of Niceville,
Fla., Johanna Spracklin of Shelbyville, Agatha Niebrugge of Donaldson,
Ind., and Dolores Stockman of Effingham; 11 grandchildren; and one stepgrandson.He
was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.Mr. Niebrugge was a
carpenter and owned Niebrugge Lumber Co. for 39 years. He was a member
of St. Anthony Church of Effingham, Knights of Columbus, VFW, American
Legion of Dieterich and Dieterich Ruritans. He was an Army veteran of World
War II and the Korean Conflict.Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Church
SULLIVAN - Clifford H. Olson, 75, of Sullivan, died Saturday (Sept.
9, 2000) at the Danville Veterans Hospital.A graveside service with military
rites will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Rapid
City, S.D. The Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in charge of the arrangements.He
was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Stewartville, N.D., the son of John G. and Caroline
Rue Olson. He married Lorna Johnson in 1955. He later married Helen McDonald
Harrington in 1971; she died in 1984.Surviving are one daughter, Dawn Genzlinger
of Seminole, Fla.; one stepson, Scott VanBuren of Tracey, Calif.; two stepdaughters,
Kathy Mitchell of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Jeanne Biggs of Moweaqua; two
brothers, Orville Olson of Texarkana, Texas, and Leon Olson of Jamestown,
N.D.; three sisters, Crystal Lehrke of West Virginia, and Lila Williams
and Hazel Staloch, both of Jamestown, N.D.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.He
was preceded in death by one son and three brothers.Mr. Olson was retired
from the Navy. He had served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the
Vietnam War. He was affiliated with the Lutheran Church, was a member of
the Fleet Reserve, Sullivan American Legion Post 68, Sullivan VFW, and
the American Legion and VFW Posts in Jamestown, N.D.Memorials may be made
to the Sullivan First Baptist Church.
Gaye Lynn Snyder
Gaye Lynn Snyder, 46, went to be with her Lord September 10, 2000.Gaye
was born on September 20, 1953 in Herrin, Illinois to Esther and Raymond
B. Engler. She has an older brother, Dennis Ray Engler his wife Virginia
and family, who live in San Diego, California; and a special uncle, Joe
Romeo, and family, also of California. She was preceded in death by her
father.Gaye came to Charleston and Eastern Illinois University in 1971.
In her too short 29 years in Charleston, Gaye made many dear friends who
will have a void in their lives until they can be with her again.Gaye received
her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Eastern Illinois University, and
graduated in 1975. Rather than chase fortune and fame, she made a conscious
decision to stay in the community she loved with the people she loved.Gaye
was a bright, energetic and vibrant young woman who always cared about
and made time for others. All those she touched were changed by that experience.
Those who came to know and love her will miss her deeply.A memorial service
is planned for a later date.
CHARLESTON - Christopher Glenn Veach, infant son of Ricky Glenn and
Jennifer Kapraun Veach of Charleston, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday (Sept.
8, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. A private graveside service
was conducted at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Flanagan, with Father
Robert Gilles officiating. The Froelich Memorial Home in Flanagan was in
charge of the arrangements.Surviving are his parents of Charleston; grandparents,
Hal and Peg Kapraun of Flanagan, Larry Veach of Charleston and Karen Hurst
of Effingham; and great-grandparents, John and Joan Kapraun of Flanagan,
and Glenn and Maxine Veach of Charleston.
William H. VanScyoc
NEOGA, IL - William H. VanScyoc, 71, of rural Neoga, formerly of Mattoon,
died at 6:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at his residence. The funeral
will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga, with
the Rev. Jack Turner and the Rev. Virgil Baker officiating. Burial with
military rites, conducted by VFW Post 4598 of Greenup, will be in Long
Point Cemetery, Neoga. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home.He was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Toledo, the son of Ben and
Mary (Jackson) VanScyoc. He married Ella L. Fuller on Oct. 27, 1949 in
Toledo.Survivors include his wife, Ella L. VanScyoc of rural Neoga; sons,
Benjamin VanScyoc and wife Glenda of Decatur, IL, William N. VanScyoc and
wife Gail of Fayetteville, No. Carolina, Danny VanScyoc of Batesville,
Miss.; daughters, Mrs. John (Linda) Croy of Toledo, IL, Mrs. Dennis (Mary)
Bahrns of Mattoon and Mrs. Roger (Vicky) Scruggs of Sardis, Miss.; brothers,
Donald VanScyoc of Neoga, IL and Charles "Joe" VanScyoc of Toledo; sisters,
Mrs. Freida Bueker of Toledo, IL, Mrs. Miles (Elberta) Williams Sr. of
Crown Point, Ind., Mrs. Maxine Misner of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Laverne
(Marie) Chronic of Mattoon, IL, and Mrs. Lorene Purcell of Montrose, IL;
24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by
his parents, six brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.Mr. VanScyoc
was a retired custodian for the Mattoon School District, Mattoon, IL. He
was a United States Army veteran of WW II and a member of the Eagles Club
of Mattoon.Memorials may be made to the family.
NEWMAN - Daniel F. Wagoner, 80, of Newman, died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday
(Sept. 10, 2000) at Boxwood Healthcare Center in Newman. The funeral will
be 2 p.m. Wednesday with a Masonic service at 1:45 p.m. at the Joines Funeral
Home in Newman with the Rev. Carl Fox officiating. Burial with a service
by the Newman American Legion Service will be in the Newman Cemetery. Visitation
will be one hour before the service. He was born Dec. 8, 1919, in Indian
Springs, Ind., the son of Everett and Mattie Chandler Wagoner. He married
Genevieve Myers in 1947; she survives.Also surviving are three sons, Daniel
and Richard Wagoner, both of Newman, and Robert Wagoner of Charleston;
two daughters, Phyllis McKaufsky of Rantoul and Clara Jane Stephenson of
Petersburg; four brothers, Bill Hardwick and Clifford Hardwick, both of
Shoals, Ind., Robert Hardwick of Florida and Tyra Hardwick of Bedford,
Ind.; five sisters, Annis Skinner of Broadlands, Mildred North of Arizona,
Nellie May Wade of Williams, Ind., Sue Hammersley of Springville, Ind.,
and Brenda Terrill of Bedford, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.He
was preceded in death by one brother.Mr. Wagoner was an Army veteran of
World War II, and a member of the Newman Masonic Lodge 369 and Newman American
BLOOMINGTON - John H. Bates, 78, of Bloomington, formerly of Farmer
City, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital
in Urbana.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce
Funeral Home in Farmer City with the Rev. Don Crittenden officiating. Burial
will be in DeLand Cemetery in DeLand. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to
11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.He was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Santa
Anna Township, the son of Chancy and Mildred Grubbs Bates. He married Amy
Marie Yoder in 1956. She died in 1999. He later married Lavonna Ruff in
June 2000. She survives.Also surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Phebus
of Urbana and Marlene Gossard of Mattoon; one sister, Ruby Irrer of Grand
Rapids, Mich.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.He was also
preceded in death by two sisters.Mr. Bates was a retired farmer and member
of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
J. Brandon "Bundy" Becker
MATTOONJ. Brandon "Bundy" Becker, age 27, passed away at 9:48
a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
in Neoga with the Pastor Scott Sims officiating. Burial will be in the
Beals Cemetery in Trilla. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home.He was born Nov. 23, 1972 in Mattoon, the son of John F. and
Donna J. (Thompson) Becker. He married Laura K. Warner on May 3, 1997 in
Charleston.Surviving are his wife, Laura of Mattoon; one daughter, Tierra
Becker at home; one step-daughter, Delaney Porter at home; his mother,
Donna J. Becker of Trilla; two sisters, Mrs. Mitchell (Kasi) Sund of Mattoon
and Brooklyn Becker of Trilla; and his grandmother, Mrs. Eva Becker of
Neoga.He was preceded in death by his father, John F. Becker on Jan. 14,
1997; two grandfathers and one grandmother.Mr. Becker was the parts manager
at Owen Honda in Charleston and a member of the Salisbury Church in Charleston.Memorials
may be made to the family.
MACOMB - Alvin R. Cooper, 83, of Macomb died at 12:07 p.m. Saturday
(Sept. 9, 2000) at McDonough District Hospital.The funeral will be at 10
a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Mark DeSutter officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Macomb. Visitation will
be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home
with a wake service at 8:30 p.m.He was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Galesburg,
the son of George K. and Lula Robinson Cooper. He married Maxine Ritchie
in 1945. She died in 1971. He married Madge P. Howe (Foote) in 1983. She
survives.Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon Mason of Broomfield,
Colo., and Debra McKee of Superior, Colo.; a stepson, Tim Howe of Macomb;
a brother, George K. Cooper of Charleston; and one grandson, two stepgrandchildren,
and one stepgreat-grandchild.Mr. Cooper was a WWII veteran and associated
with the Citizens National Bank for over 50 years. He was a member of the
Macomb Chamber of Commerce, Macomb Board of Education and Macomb Country
Club.Memorials may be made to the Wesley Village Alzheimer Care Unit, McDonough
District Hospital Day Care House Services or St. Paul Church Building Fund.
OBLONG - Donetta Lynne Eades, 49, of Oblong, formerly of Greenup, died
at 9:55 p.m. Friday (Sept. 8, 2000).The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday
at the Oblong Wesleyan Church with Pastor Steve Sparks officiating. Visitation
will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Her body will be
cremated and the ashes buried at a later date. Pulliam Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements.She was born Jan. 30, 1951, in Washington,
Ind., the daughter of Gordon and Alice Maxine Anderson Goodpasture. She
married Gary Eades in 1979. He survives.Also surviving are her mother Maxine
Goodpasture of Tuscola; two sons, Gerald Leslie "Les" Taylor of Royal Oak,
Mich., and James Matthew Taylor of Longview, Texas; one daughter, Noemi
Lynne Eades at home; two sisters, Tambra Dawn McCartney of Champaign and
Karla Sue Stannard of Allons, Texas; and one grandson.She was preceded
in death by her father and one son.Mrs. Eades worked at Crawford Memorial
Hospital . She was a member of the Oblong Wesleyan Church.Memorials may
be made to the American Cancer Society Crawford County Unit.
WEST UNION - Edith "Dusty" Waltrip Fiorino, 43, of West Union, formerly
of Decatur, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000).The funeral will
be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union with
the Rev. Richard Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the Medsker Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and before services on
Tuesday at the funeral home.She was born Oct. 4, 1956 in Terre Haute, Ind.,
the daughter of Walter Thomas and Mary Esther Emerick Waltrip. Surviving
are her husband, John W. Fiorino; two sons, Toby James Waltrip of Terre
Haute, Ind., and Frank James Waltrip of Decatur; one daughter, Ashley Katherien
Boes of Decatur; mother, Mary Esther Waltrip ; two brothers, Darrrell Wayne
Waltrip of Bridgeton, Ind., and Mark Allen Waltrip of Terre Haute, Ind.;
six sisters, Sharon Ray Dyck of Marshall, Judy Ann Smith of rural West
Union, Gail Sue Long and Debra Joe Lucas, both of Terre Haute, Ind., Bonney
Jean Palcios of Harlegen, Texas, and Pamela Jane Waltrip of Fontanet, Ind.;
and four grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her father and one
brother.Mrs. Fiorino was a homemaker and member of the Mount Olive Baptist
MATTOON John Joseph Gaeta, 51, of Mattoon, formerly of Las Vegas,
Nev., died at 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Mattoon Health Care Center.Arrangements
are pending at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.
M. Joe Kuhn
GREENUP - M. Joe Kuhn, 76, of Greenup died at 11:41 a.m. Friday (Sept.
8, 2000) at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.The funeral will be
at 10:30 a.m. today at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup with Pastor Brooke
Davis officiating. Burial will be in Greenup Cemetery. Visitation was held
from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.He was born July 19, 1924, in
Jewett, the son of James Raymond and Iva M. (Wellbaum) Kuhn. He married
Betty L. Dunne in 1945. She survives.Also surviving are two sons, Dick
Kuhn of Charleston and Bill Kuhn of Greenup; one daughter, Linda Myers
of Greenup; one brother, James Kuhn of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Martha
Glodfelder of Windsor and Barbara Horath of Springfield; eight grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.He was preceded
in death by one sister.Mr. Kuhn was a self-employed woodworker and a member
of the Hidalgo Baptist Church.
GAYS - Kathryn Lee Leech, 51, of Gays, formerly of Atwood, died at
11:45 p.m. Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at her residence.The graveside funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cartwright Cemetery in rural Tuscola
with the Rev. Conrad Heisner officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Monday at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.She was born Aug.
8, 1949, in Tuscola, the daughter of "Red" and Rosie Mae (McDade) Waters.
She married Robert Leech in 1978. He survives.Also surviving are three
sons, William Revell of Arthur and Jerald and Gary Leech, both of Gays;
one daughter, Rose Bontrager of Tuscola; one stepson, Kevin Leech, stationed
in Germany; and four grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one sister.Mrs.
Leech was employed at Schrock Cabinet Co.
GREENUP - Treva Inez Martin, 94, of Greenup died at 8:55 p.m. Friday
(Sept. 8, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital.The funeral will be at 3
p.m. Monday at the Bishop Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Meachum officiating.
Burial will be in Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior
to the service at the funeral home.She was born July 18, 1906 in Greenup,
the daughter of Nelson Levi and Nellie (Spencer) Mitchell. She married
Victor Claire Martin in 1921. He died in 1983.Surviving are two sons, Bob
Martin of Greenup and Stephen Ray Martin of Casey; two daughters, Ernestine
Woods and Helen Marie VanScyoc, both of Greenup; one brother, Virgil Harold
Mitchell; five sisters, Dorothy Arms, Edna Willis and Geneva Fasig, all
of Mattoon, Bernice Miller and Fay Devall, both of Greenup; eight grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildrenShe was also preceded
in death by four sisters, one daughter and one granddaughter.Mrs. Martin
was a homemaker and member of the Independent Bible Believers Church in
SHELBYVILLE - Larry Joe Stephens, 59, of Shelbyville died at 3 a.m.
Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.The
funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Howe & Yockey Funeral Home
with Pastor Mark Sanders officiating. Burial with military rites will be
in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday and will take place one hour
before the service on Monday at the funeral home.He was born Feb. 3, 1941,
in Shelbyville, the son of Ralph R. and Bonnie Marie West Stephens Sr.
He married Susan Gaddis Bryson in 1988. She survives.Also surviving are
two daughters, Ashley Stephens of Shelbyville and Sara Thomason of Mattoon;
three brothers, Clem Stephens, Junior Stephens and Darrell Stephens, all
of Shelbyville; and one granddaughter.Mr. Stephens was a lineman for Shelby
Electric Co-Op for 33 years and a veteran of the Vietnam war. He was a
member of the Shelby Christian Church, Jackson Masonic Lodge, and American
Veterans.Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Shelby Christian
Church or American Cancer Society.
SULLIVANJane Anne Wiley, 48, of Sullivan, died at 5:35 pm on Friday,
September 8, 2000 at her home.Memorial services will be held at 6 pm Tuesday
at the Allenville Christian Church, Allenville, with visitation one hour
prior to services. Memorials are suggested to the Lincoln Land Hospice
or the Lovington Ambulance Service. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan,
is in charge of arrangements.Ms Wiley was born March 15, 1952 in Mattoon,
IL, the daughter of Russell and Louise Brown Wiley. She was a schoolteacher
and inspirational speaker. Surviving are her parents, of Mattoon, daughters,
Christy Waller and husband Jonathan of Sullivan, Karol Snap and husband
Jason of Franklin, TN; brother, Marvin Wiley of Sullivan; sister, Judy
Erlandson of Elberton, GA, and a granddaughter, Ally Gott of Sullivan.
MATTOON - John Brandon Becker, 27, of Mattoon died at 9:48 a.m. Friday
(Sept. 8, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Arrangements are incomplete
at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.
LOVINGTON - John E. Edrington, 76, of Lovington, died at 4:35 p.m.
on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 at his home.Services will be held at 3 p.m.
Sunday at the Lovington Baptist Church, with visitation after 1 p.m. Burial
with military rites will be in Keller Cemetery, Lovington. Memorials suggested
to the Lovington Baptist Church or the St. John's Hospice, Springfield.
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington, is in charge of arrangements.Mr.
Edrington was born July 17, 1924, in Fredericktown, Mo., the son of Raymond
and Flora Hartle Edrington. He was retired from Pittsburg Plate Glass Industries,
a member of the Lovington Baptist Church and a World War Two Army veteran.
He married Dorothy J. Stacy June 8, 1949, in Pocahontas, Arkansas. She
survives along with sons, Phil Edrington and wife Jeanene of Weldon, David
Lee Edrington and wife Melinda Ann of Arcola; daughter Johnetta Willis
of Lovington; grandchildren include Christine Black of Sullivan, Patrick
and Christopher Edrington of Weldon, Monica Ann and Taylor Renee Edrington
of Arcola; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew Black of Sullivan, two
sisters, Orlas Barker and Beulah "Boot's" McKinney both of Fredericktown,
Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents.
GREENUP - Joe Kuhn, 76, of Greenup died at 11:41 a.m. Friday (Sept.
8, 2000) at St. Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Arrangements are incomplete
at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.
EFFINGHAM - Foster L. Soliday, 79, of Effingham, formerly of Neoga,
died at 12:05 a.m. Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at his residence.A graveside
service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Neoga Memorial Cemetery
in Neoga with the Rev. Richard Coen officiating. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral
Home, Neoga, is in charge of the arrangements.He was born Aug. 8, 1921,
in Shelby County, the son of Quimby D. and Bertha Watson Soliday. He married
Helen M. Scoles in 1941; she died in 1979. He married Agnes P. Rawlings
Gephart in 1984; she survives.Also surviving are two sons, Donald L. and
Larry Soliday, both of Urbana; three stepsons, Roger W. Gephart of Littleton,
Colo., Donnie D. Gephart of Dieterich and Alan G. Gephart of Brownstown;
two stepdaughters, Joan Walker of Newton and Darla Otto of Wakefield, Kan.;
14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death
by three brothers, two sisters and one stepgreat-grandchild.Mr. Soliday
worked at USI Chemical Co. in Tuscola. He was a member of the Smyser Christian
Church in Gays and the IOOF Lodge 347 of Neoga.Memorials may be made to
the donor's choice.
CHARLESTON - Margaret M. Stingel, 78, of Charleston died at 6 a.m.
Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral
will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.He was born April 17, 1922, in
Swissvale, Pa., the daughter of John and Margaret Manning. She married
Robert R. Stingel in 1947; he died in 1978.Surviving are one son, William
Stingel of Charleston; one daughter, Margaret "Margie" Morton of Louisville;
one granddaughter who was raised by Mrs. Stingel, Michelle Stingel Lubarger
of Charleston; and eight other grandchildren.She was also preceded in death
by four brothers.Mrs. Stingel was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo
Catholic Church, Ladies of the Elks and Women of the Moose.
Mrs. Wilma A. Carrell
Mrs. Wilma A. Carrell, age 83, of Greenup, IL passed away at 12:05
p.m. Monday, September 4, 2000 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in
Effingham, Illinois.Funeral services were held Thursday September, 7, 2000,
at 2:30 p.m. at Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois, with the Rev.
Marvin Oakley officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Cemetery, Greenup,
Illinois. Visitation was two hours prior to the funeral service at the
Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois.Mrs. Carrell was born January
25, 1917, in Vevay Park, Illinois. The daughter of John and Angeline (Stark)
Philippi. She married Don Carrell June 24, 1957 in Shawneetown, Illinois.
Wilma was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #4598. She had been employed
by Ettelbrick Shoe Factory for over 30 years.Wilma is survived by her Husband,
Don Carrell of Greenup, Illinois; one brother, Andrew A. Philippi of Casey,
Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.Wilma was preceded in death by
her parents; two brothers and four sisters.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Kathryn Conley, 94, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly
of Flora, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Frank and Bright
Funeral Home in Flora, with Hyacinth Mazuchowski officiating. Burial will
be in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday
morning at the funeral home.She was born Oct. 25, 1905, in Clay County,
the daughter of John Quinn and Catherine Hall. She married Richard Conley
in 1935; he died in 1982.Surviving are two sons, John H. Conley of Charleston
and Richard T. Conley of St. Louis; one daughter, Lora Kay Harvey of Cookeville,
Tenn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.She was also preceded
in death by four brothers and three sisters.Mrs. Conley was a member of
the St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Flora, St. Ann's Altar Society, the
Clay County Retired Teachers Association and the Clay County Hospital Auxiliary.
CASEY - Edna S. Dodds, 94, of Casey, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept.
7, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral will be 10:30
a.m. Saturday at the Markwell Funeral Home, Casey. Burial will be in the
Washington Street Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday until
service time at the funeral home.She was born June 2, 1906, in Greenup,
the daughter of Jake Walters and Zona Ivens. She married Porter Dodds in
1929; he died in 1956.Surviving are several nieces and nephews.She was
also preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and five sisters.Mrs.
Dodds was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church of Casey,
the Rebecca Lodge of Casey, Order of Eastern Star and Past Noble Grand
LOVINGTON - John E. Edrington, 76, of Lovington, died at 4:35 p.m.
Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at his residence.Arrangements are incomplete at
the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington.
CASEY - Catherine May Frietsch, 84, of Casey, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday
(Sept. 7, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign.The funeral will
be 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Casey
with Father Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Street
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.She
was born March 24, 1916, in St. Louis, the daughter of Edward and Ursa
Pierce Neimeyer. She married Carl Frietsch in 1940; he died in 1975.Surviving
are one stepson, Edward Frietsch of Deer Creek; one stepdaughter, Lavergne
Drinkwater of Santa Anna, Calif.; and one sister, Mildred Slusser of Casey.Mrs.
Frietsch was a clerk for Arndts, a manager for Schauz Flower Shop, and
an employee of the Wright Flower Shop and the Dairy Bar. She and her husband
operated the Amber Inn Restaurant. She was a member of the St. Charles
Borromeo Catholic Church in Casey, the World War I Casey/Westfield/Martinsville
Barracks No. 1873 auxiliary, and Altar and Rosary Society at St. Charles,
Mo.Memorials may be made to the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church or
the National Kidney Foundation.
OAKLAND - Lewis Edgar Hawkins, 75, of rural Oakland, died at 11:40
p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Memorial
services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Taber Funeral Home, Oakland.
There will be no visitation.He was born April 11, 1925, in Douglas County's
Sargent Township, the son of Hervie Arthur and Charlotte Mae Brown Hawkins.
He married Alice Kathleen Doty in 1954; she died in 1998. Surviving are
two daughters, Johnna Holloway of Chelsea, Mich., and Kimberley Bassett
of Tuscola; one son, Michael Hawkins of Longview; two brothers, Velda Hawkins
of Westfield and Virgil Hawkins of Las Vegas; one sister, Leoma of Cincinnati;
and three grandchildren.Mr. Hawkins was a farmer and an Air Force veteran.Memorials
may be sent to Oakland Memorial Library, c/o Bertha Ehler, 520 N. County
Road 2360 East, Oakland, IL 61943.
ARCOLA - Katie S. Kuhl, 94, of Arcola, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday
(Sept. 6, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.The Mass of
Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola with the Rev. Joseph Allen officiating.
Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the service at the church. The Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, is
in charge of arrangements.She was born April 29, 1906, in Wendelin, the
daughter of Kilian and Rosa Kuenstler Iffert. She married Anthony Kuhl
in Wendelin in 1926; he died in 1954.Surviving are three sons, Virgil Kuhl
of Ocala, Fla., Paul Kuhl of Payson, Ariz., and Byron Kuhl of Fair Oaks,
Calif.; one daughter, Mary Cannon of Decatur, Ala.; one brother, Leo Iffert
of Noble; two sisters, Pauline Kessler of Altamont and Josephine Iffert
of Berwyn; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.She was also preceded
in death by one son, one brother, three sisters and one grandchild.Mrs.
Kuhl had worked as a seamstress at Arcola Collegiate Cap and Gown for 26
years. She was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church.Memorials may
be made to St. John's Catholic Church.
Norma Christine Ariens, age 76, of Decatur, formerly of Mattoon, passed
away at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2000, at her residence.Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Schilling Funeral Home
with the Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Rest
Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until time
of service Friday at the funeral home.Norma was born in Toledo on November
22, 1923, a daughter of Arthur and Ola Snyder Titus. She married Leland
Otto Ariens on November 9, 1945. He preceded her in death on January 2,
2000.Survivors include one son, Dennis Ariens and wife Judy of Decatur;
one granddaughter, Angela Ariens and one grandson, Ryan Ariens; one great-grandson,
Justin Ariens and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Ariens, all of Detroit,
Michigan; two brothers, Gary Titus and Everett Titus, both of Greenup;
four sisters, Madge Homann of Texas, Phyllis Mingus of Salinas, California,
Esther Oakley of Jewett and Retha Brock of Mattoon.She was also preceded
in death by one sister, Eleanor Sedgwick. Mrs. Ariens was a homemaker.Memorials
may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Merle Ruth Baugher, 79, of Mattoon formerly of Windsor, died at 6:20
p.m. Sunday (September 3, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles
Co. IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday (September
7, 2000) in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with the Dr. E.E.Elliott
and Rev. Lana Robyne officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00
p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery.Merle was born March
13, 1921 in Wayne Co., IL the daughter of William Lloyd and G. Marie Faulkner
Anderson. Merle married Oliver Eugene (Beanie) Baugher December 31, 1944
in St. Charles, MO and he preceded her in death September 19, 1999.She
was a teacher in a country school before taking a position at the Windsor
Grade School. She was the third generation of teachers in her family. Merle
was involved in community service as well as being active in the Windsor
United Methodist Church. She served the church by teaching of an adult
Sunday school class and being active in Methodist Women for many years.
Her greatest achievement was being a good wife to Beanie, good mother to
her children and a great grandmother. She was always there when she was
needed. After living in the Windsor community for most of her life, Merle
and Gene moved from their picturesque farm home to Mattoon in 1998.Surviving
are her children James M. Baugher and wife Mary Beth of Bloomington, Anne
Castagna and husband Jim of Toulon and Cynthia Voudrie and husband Greg
of Mattoon; sister Gladys Anderson Marshall of Bald Head Island, NC; sister-in-law
Carol Ann Anderson of Windsor; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild,
many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.Merle was preceded
in death by her parents, husband, son John Eugene, brother Bill Anderson
and sister Gloria Anderson.Memorials may be made to the Windsor United
Methodist Church or the First Baptist Church of Mattoon.
MATTOON - C.A. "Bing" Brault, 76, of Mattoon, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday
(Sept. 5, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.A memorial service
will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev.
Herman Niebrugge officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation
will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. He was born
Aug. 6, 1924, in Plankington, S.D., the son of Leo and Mary Brault. He
married Pat Benolt in 1945; she died in 1976. He married Mary Ferris in
1981; she died in 1995.Surviving are one son, Steve Brault; one daughter,
Chris Armstrong of Mattoon; one sister, Janice Balser of Joliet; six grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.Mr. Brault was an official of the mechanics
department for the Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of the Immaculate
Conception Church and an army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
DANVILLE - Charlotte Jean Kitchen, 75, of Danville, died at 9:12 a.m.
Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Provena USMC, Sager campus.A graveside service
will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Pastor Raymie Gordon
officiating. The Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation, Danville, is in charge
of the arrangements.She was born Nov. 27, 1924, in Danville, the daughter
of Charles and Georgia Michaels Unger. She married William Kitchen; he
died in 1989. Surviving are two sons, Bruce Reiss of Canton, Miss., and
Roger Lehmann of Charleston; one daughter, Stacey Kitchen of Danville;
three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Mrs. Kitchen served in
the WAVEs during World War II.Memorials may be made to donor's choice.
ARCOLA - Katie S. Kuhl, 94, of Arcola, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday
(Sept. 6, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.Arrangements
are incomplete at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola.
Richard John "Rick" Siford
MATTOON - Richard John "Rick" Siford, 53, of Mattoon, passed away at
12:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at his residence after a long, hard
battle with cancer.A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday,
September 9, 2000 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Robert
C. Clark officiating. Interment with military rites will be in Dodge Grove
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time Friday at
the funeral home.Richard was born March 27, 1947 at Chicago, a son of Alden
"Al" and Ruth Virginia Thompkins Siford. He married Mary Ellen Goetzfridt
July 3, 1972, she survives. Also surviving are his father: Alden "Al" Siford
and wife Jeanne of Mattoon; his mother: Ruth Dye and husband Gene of Mattoon;
daughter: Anita Rae Siford and fiance Richard Story of Gays; son: Russell
Jabs and wife Laura of Mattoon; two sisters: Linda Milligan and husband
Jerry of Mattoon and Terry Betty of Mattoon; a brother: Max Betty of Mattoon;
grandchildren: Brianna and Amber Siford of Gays; Austin, Ashley, and Andrea
Jabs of Mattoon; Shelby and Trevor Godfrey of Mattoon. Nieces and nephews:
Steve, Greg and Lisa Trumbold, Tammy Wiessing and Kim and Angie Milligan;
and Linda's foster children: Jayvar and Elijah. He was preceded in death
by two sons.Richard worked at G.E. from 1969 to 1972, Yellow Freight from
1972 to 1988, and was self-employed at Car Wash Plus in Mattoon. He was
a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968.
He attended First Christian Church, and was a member of Mattoon American
Legion Post 88, and Mattoon Eagles' Lodge 3438.
CHARLESTON - Gary Lee Stewart, 30, of Charleston, died at 9:45 a.m.
Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) in Pleasant Grove Township near Lincoln Log Cabin
State Park.The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Caudill-King Funeral
Home with the Rev. John Best officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery
with military rites by the Charleston VFW. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.He was born Nov. 21, 1969, in Charleston,
the son of Duane and Dawn Ingram Stewart. Surviving are his father, Duane
Stewart, and stepmother, Donna Stewart, both of Charleston; his mother,
Dawn Brophy, and stepfather, Edward Brophy, of Glendale, Ariz.; two brothers,
John Stewart of Charleston and Joe Stewart of Oakland; one stepsister,
Misty Smith Jackson of Charleston; and grandparents, Leora Stewart of Charleston,
and Donald and Clella Ingram of Toledo.He was preceded in death by his
grandfather.Mr. Stewart was an army veteran of the National Guard. He worked
at Arkwright Inc. and was a volunteer for the Lincoln Fire Protection District
for many years. He attended the Bible Center Church. He was a member of
the Moose Lodge No. 1300.
DECATUR - Norma Ariens, 75, of Decatur, formerly of Mattoon, died at
2:35 p.m. Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete
at the Schilling Funeral Home.
MATTOON - Clair A. Brault, 76, of Mattoon, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday
(Sept. 5, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete
at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.
GREENUP - Wilma A. Carrell, 83, of Greenup, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday
(Sept. 4, 2000) at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.The funeral
will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup, with the
Rev. Marvin Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Greenup.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.She
was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Vevay Park, the daughter of John and Angeline
Stark Philippi. She married Don Carrell in 1957; he survives.Also surviving
are several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by two brothers
and four sisters.Mrs. Carrell worked at Ettelbrick Shoe Company for more
than 30 years. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 4598.
KANSAS - Larry D. Farris, 34, of Kansas, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Sept.
5, 2000) at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.The funeral will be 2
p.m. Friday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Larry Holensbe officiating.
Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, rural Paris. Visitation will
be after 4 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral
home.He was born July 9, 1966, in Charleston, the son of J. Max Farris
and Dorothy Monk Farris.Surviving are his parents of Kansas; special friend,
Alice Ellington of Charleston; two sisters, Lavonna Manning and Pamella
Malone, both of Paris; three half brothers, Michael Farris of Westfield,
John Farris of West Union and Dana Farris of Vancouver, Wash.; one half
sister, Nancy Kirkpatrick of Marshall; his grandmother, Joye Monk of Marshall;
and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his paternal
grandfather and his maternal grandparents.Mr. Farris was a carpenter and
a member of the Martinsville Christian Church.
TUSCOLA - Marie L. Marler, 92, of Tuscola, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday
(Sept. 5, 2000) at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.The funeral
will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola,
with the Rev. Kenneth Roedder officiating. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Tuscola
cemetery.She was born July 17, 1908, in southern Illinois, the daughter
of Charles M. and Etta A. Jared Jenkins. She married Frank M. Marler in
1927; he died in 1992.Surviving are one son, Charles Marler of Tuscola;
one daughter, Rose Marie Lubitz of Honolulu; two brothers, Robert Jenkins
of Hobart, Ind., and Wilbur Jenkins of Harrison, Ariz.; one sister, Irmal
Sullivan of Charleston; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.She
was also preceded in death by two sons, one brother and one sister.Mrs.
Marler was a longtime member of the Tuscola United Church of Christ, and
a member of the Tuscola Chapter 44 Order Eastern Star and the Tuscola United
Church of Christ Quilters Club. She was cafeteria manager at Tuscola Community
High School from 1949 until her retirement. Memorials may be made to Tuscola
United Church of Christ, 114 East Pembroke St., Tuscola, IL 61953.
TRENTON, Mo. - Joseph H. Ray, 68, of Trenton, Mo., formerly of Charleston,
died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2, 2000) at Wright Memorial Hospital
in Trenton.A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Trenton with Father Edgar Probstfield officiating. The
Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home, Trenton, Mo., is in charge of the arrangements.He
was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Springfield, the son of J.H. and Clementine
Corcoran Ray.Surviving are his wife, Sharon, of Trenton, Mo.; two sons,
Eric Ray of Owensville, Mo., and Jeff Ray of Charleston; one sister, JoAnn
Harmon of Bethalto; four brothers, Louis of Mt. Vernon, Robert of St. Louis,
Ralph of Decatur and Paul of Sheridan, Mont.; and four grandchildren.He
was preceded in death by one sister.Mr. Ray was an Air Force veteran and
worked as a Medical Technologist in Mattoon; Oakley, Kan.; Marlette, Mich.;
Sturgis, Mich.; Gainesville, Texas; and Lusk, Wyo. He retired in 1998 from
Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Mo.
A. Lorene Sears
ARCOLA - Mrs. A. Lorene Sears, 84, of Coal City, formerly of Arcola,
died at 5:00 A.M. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000 at her residence in Coal City.The
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday,
Sept. 8, 2000 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola with Father
Joseph Allen as officiant. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation
will be held 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday with rosary at 8:00 P.M. at Shrader
Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola.Mrs. Sears was born Nov. 4,
1915, in Thomasboro, a daughter of Fred and Pearl Keith Maier. She married
Paul Sears in Arcola on Oct. 16, 1935. He preceded her in death on Jan.
31, 1998.Survivors include her son, Paul Martin Sears and wife Diane of
Coal City; daughter, Rita J. Sears of San Francisco, California; 2 granddaughters,
Jeannie Colbert and husband Jason of Lombard, Stephanie Spanbauer and husband
Greg of Coal City; 3 great grandchildren, Samantha and Joey Spanbauer and
Lauren Colbert; one brother, Kenny Maier of Arcola; and one sister, Helen
Fortney of Marietta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by one brother,
Francis Maier.Mrs. Sears was a homemaker and a member of the St. John's
Catholic Church in Arcola where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary
Society and had served as secretary. She had a love of flowers, blue spruce
trees, and birds, especially purple martins, finches and hummingbirds.Memorials
are suggested to the American Cancer Society (restricted to ovarian cancer).
MATTOON - Richard John Siford, 53, of Mattoon, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday
(Sept. 5, 2000) at his residence.Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan
James F. "Jim" Stone
James F. "Jim" Stone, 62, of Carrollton formerly of Sullivan, IL, was
pronounced dead unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000
at 2:30 p.m. Born in Sullivan on Feb. 23, 1938 he was the son of Alta Mae
Mathias Stone of Sullivan and the late Don O. Stone.He married the former
Pat Feist on April 26, 1956 in Dalton City, IL, and she survives. Also
surviving are a son James Stone of Jacksonville and a daughter Mrs. Russell
"Lynn" Dunham of Eldred. 1 granddaughter: Misty Dunham and a great grandchild:
Cavan Boyd Chilsted. 2 brothers also survive: Don R. Stone of Leslie, Ark.
and Gary W. Stone of Sullivan.He was preceded in death by his father.Mr.
Stone had most recently worked for Greene Co. Farm Supply until his retirement
due to ill health in 1989. He was a member of the Eldred Baptist Church.Visitation
will be Thursday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan from 5-8
P.M. Graveside rites will be held on Friday at 10 A.M. at the Green Hill
Cemetery in Sullivan. Memorials may be made to the Eldred Baptist Church
or to the family.
Myrtle C. Yost
Shelbyville, Illinois - Myrtle C. Yost, 102, of Shelbyville, was called
to be with the Lord at 8:05 a.m. Sunday, September 3, 2000, in Olivewood
Health Care Center, Shelbyville.Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday
in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation one hour before
services. Burial will be in Humboldt Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorials may
be given to Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Bethany.Mrs. Yost was born
on July 26, 1898 in Omega Township of Marion County, Illinois, the daughter
of Clayborn and Cerilda Roton Sipes. As a young lady she attended and worked
in the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church near Omega, Illinois. She sang with
her sisters and played organ there for many years before and after her
marriage to Lester Yost on March 5, 1921. After her husband died on June
6, 1964, she moved to Bethany, Illinois and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church.Surviving are her son, Gerald Yost and wife Mary of Veguita, New
Mexico; daughters, Pauline Oest and husband Henry of South Bend, Washington
and Vera Moon and husband John of Shelbyville, Illinois; ten grandchildren;
eight great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.She was preceded
in death by husband; one son, Melburn Yost; and one daughter, Juanita Dobson.
HAMMOND, IND. - Dee Anderson, 88, of Hammond, Ind., formerly of West
York, died Friday (Sept. 1, 2000) at the Community Hospital in Hammond,
Ind.The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral
Chapel in West Union with the Rev. Richard Chapman officiating. Burial
was in the Bradbury Cemetery with military rites by the West Union American
Legion Post 1130 and Hutsonville American Legion Post 742. He was born
Feb. 29, 1912 in Hutsonville, the son of James D. and Margaret Lindley
Anderson. He married Florence. She survives.Also surviving are one son,
Bob Farnsworth of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Gerald Lillis Anderson
of Terre Haute, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in
death by his parents and three brothers.Mr. Anderson was retired from Inland
Steel Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the
American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 3029, both of Hammond, Ind.
GREENUP - Wilma A. Carrell, 83, of Greenup, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday
(Sept. 4, 2000) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Arrangements
are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home in GreenupCharles CarrellCharles
Carrell, age 81, of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly of Mattoon, passed
away at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2000, at his residence.The funeral
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral
Home with the Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial will be in the
Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service
time on Wednesday morning at the funeral home.Charles was born at Toledo,
Cumberland County, Illinois on October 7, 1918, a son of Charles Lewis
and Emma Ann Perring Carrell. He married Mary L. Ehrhart on October 10,
1937 at Charleston, Illinois. She passed away on June 28, 1999. Survivors
include one son, Richard M. Carrell and wife Julia B. of Lakeland, Fla.;
three grandchildren, Mary Virginia (Carrell) Holmes and husband Edward,
Richard Todd Carrell and Holly Erin Carrell, all of Lakeland, Fla.; one
sister, Anne Barkley of San Antonio, Texas; and sister-in-law, Betty Miller
and husband Robert of Mattoon.He was also preceded in death by three brothers,
Marvin, Earl and Todd; and two sisters, Mildred Craig and Hazel Wade.Mr.
Carrell was a co-owner and operator of the Mattoon Milk Company and the
Mid West Chips Company in Springfield. He and his wife also owned and operated
The Place To Frame in Winter Haven, Fla. from 1980-1987. He was formerly
a member of the First Christian Church in Mattoon, Rotary Club in Mattoon,
Charter member and organizer of Toast Masters and the Mattoon Men's Republican
OAKLAND - Lola M. Carwell, 90, of Oakland, IL, died at 6:43 AM, Saturday,
September 2, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL.Funeral
services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at Taber
Funeral Home, Oakland. Rev. Jerry Sweeny and Tony Crouch will officiate.
Burial will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, at Janesville Cemetery, Janesville,
Illinois. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Monday Sept. 4, at the funeral
home.Mrs. Carwell was born September 27, 1909, at Mattoon, IL the daughter
of Clarence M. and Nora Sampson Walker. She married James O. Carwell on
July 28, 1928. He died in 1960. Survivors include: 1 son: Harold J. Carwell
and wife, Lucille of Oakland, 1 daughter: Virginia Carwell of Georgetown,
Texas. 3 grandchildren: Steven J. Carwell and wife, Debi of Sandy, Utah,
Gary M. Carwell and wife, Laura of Paris, IL and David Carwell of Port-Au-Prince,
Haiti. 2 Great-Grandchildren: James T. Carwell and Angela R. Carwell, both
of Sandy, Utah. 1 Sister: Rotha McNeill of Denver, Colorado, and 2 Half-Sisters:
Loretta Grace May of Charleston, IL and Vivian Moffett of Fleming, Colorado.
1 Step-Sister: Lois McPheron and husband, Walt of Mattoon, IL. 1 Sister-in-Law:
Virginia Moritz, and husband, Harold of Mattoon. 1 Daughter-In-Law: Twilla
Carwell and husband, Marvin of Paris, IL. Also, a special friend: Cindy
Eckerty Hart of Lisle, IL, whom Lola raised from birth.She was preceded
in death by her husband, 1 son: Marvin, and 1 Grandson: Kent Carwell.Mrs.
Carwell was a homemaker and member of Antioch Baptist Church, Oakland.Memorial
contributions may be made to the church of donor's choice or the Oakland
Angelica Marie Kimery 6 week old daughter of April Kimery of Gays died
Friday morning (September 1, 2000) in the Cardinal Glennan Hospital, St.
Louis, Mo.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Smyser
Christian Church, Gays. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until servicetime
at the church. Burial will be in the Smyser Christian Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor.She was born July
21, 2000 in St. Louis, MO.Surviving are her mother April Kimery of Gays;
grandparents Teresa and David Purcell of Gays; great-grandfather Gary Lang
of Charleston; uncles Buddy Kimery and David Purcell both of Gays; aunt
Robin Gossett of Charleston; adopted father Derrick Thompson of Neoga and
special friends Karen and Mary Smith of Windsor.Memorials may be made to
MOORESVILLE, IND. - George Lee Loving, 76, of Mooresville, Ind., formerly
of Sumner, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at Good Samaritan
Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.Arrangements are incomplete at the Buchanan
Funeral Home in Newton.
CHARLESTON - Mary H. McGeary, 76, of Charleston died at 3:56 a.m. Saturday
(Sept. 2, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral will be
at noon Tuesday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Rev. John
Keyes officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.She
was born Oct. 19, 1923 in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of John and Rachel
Thompson Galloway. She married William McGeary in 1950. He died in 1970.Surviving
are one son, Bill McGeary of Savoy and two grandchildren.She was preceded
in death by one son and two sisters.Mrs. McGeary was a homemaker and member
of the University Baptist Church in Charleston.
TOLEDOMrs. Alice E. Miller, age 72, of rural Toledo, passed away
at 11:25 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her residence.The funeral service
will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral
Home in Neoga with the Brother Mack Cox and Brother Jack Turner officiating.
Burial will be in the Drummond Cemetery in Neoga. Visitation will be from
6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.She was born Sept. 27, 1927 in Cumberland
County, the daughter of Henry H. and A. Dorothy (Becker) Blair. She married
Ray E. Miller on December 14, 1946 in Sullivan.Surviving are her husband,
Ray E. Miller of Heartland Christian Village, Neoga; one son, Vernon R.
Miller and wife Jane of rural Toledo; two daughters, Berneice E. Smith
of Mattoon and Mrs. Jim (Michelle L.) Ballinger of rural Toledo; two brothers,
Russell Blair of Decatur and Winter Haven, Fla. and Lloyd Blair of Winter
Haven, Fla.; five grandchildren, Tammy Harris, Todd Dunn, Felicia Miller,
Zachary Ballinger and Brittany Ballinger; and two great-grandchildren,
Jessica Dunn and Travis Dunn.She was preceded in death by one sister, Marcella.Mrs.
Miller was a retired cook from the Neoga School District and a housewife.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Mattoon and the Stitch and
Chatter Club.Memorials may be made to the Cancer Dept. of Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center, 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon. IL 61938.
SULLIVAN - James F. "Jim" Stone, 62, of Carrollton, formerly of Sullivan,
died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at his residence.Arrangements
are incomplete at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan.
SHELBYVILLE - Myrtle C. Yost, 102, of Shelbyville died at 8:05 a.m.
Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at Olivewood Health Care Center in Shelbyville.The
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in
Shelbyville. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be
one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.She was born July 26,
1898 in Omega Township, the daughter of Clayborn and Cerilda Roton Sipes.
She married Lester Yost in 1921. He died in 1964.Surviving are one son,
Gerald Yost of Veguita, N.M.; two daughters, Pauline Oest of South Bend,
Wash. and Vera Moon of Shelbyville; and ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and five great-great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one
son and one daughter.Mrs. Yost was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church.Sept. 2, 2000Angelica KimeryGAYS - Angelica Marie Kimery, 6-week-old
daughter of April Kimery of Gays, died Friday (Sept. 1, 2000) at the Cardinal
Glennan Hospital, St. Louis.Arrangements are incomplete at the Lovins-Lockart
MARGARET E. NUCCIO, 82, of Tuscola, IL, died at 2:39 AM, Wednesday,
August 30, 2000 at the Mattoon Health Care Center, Mattoon, IL.Funeral
Services will be held at 1:30 PM, Sunday, September 3, 2000 at the Tuscola
United Methodist Church, 401 East Sale Street, Tuscola, IL, with the Rev.
Clyde Snyder officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM, Saturday,
September 2, 2000 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main
Street, Tuscola, IL. Burial will be in the Camargo Cemetery, Camargo, ILMrs.
Nuccio was born October 15, 1917 in Camargo, IL, the daughter of Arthur
and Mae Susan Berry Moss. She married Peter Joseph Nuccio on March 7, 1947
in Chicago, IL. He died on September 13, 1984.Survivors include: 2 Daughters:
Barbara Bechtel and husband: Dennis of Peoria, IL, Susan McNeill and husband:
Dr. Leland McNeill of Charleston, IL, 7 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Granddaughter.Preceded
by: 1 Daughter: Jeanne Hudso nMemorials to: St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173-0704 or Tuscola Church of God
Missionary GroupMrs. Nuccio was a retired registered nurse having worked
at Jarman Hospital in Tuscola for 35 years and We Care Nursing Home, Arcola,
IL for 10 years. She was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church,
Tuscola Moose Lodge, Douglas County Republican Women, Tuscola Church of
God Missionary Group, RSVP Group and the Nursing Association. She was a
former Girl Scout Leader. She graduated from Englewood Nursing School in
Chicago, ILShe very much enjoyed crafting and being a Girl Scout Leader.