Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2000

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Julia Allen
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.

Gerry Brumleve
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.

Lewis Spears
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.

John Gaeta
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.

Tony Snyder
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 Home.

Ruth Winger
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.

Patricia Daugherty
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.

Cloyce Hutson
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.

Alphonse Niebrugge 
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 and School.

Clifford Olson
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.

Christopher Veach
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. 

Daniel Wagoner
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 Legion.

John Bates
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.

Alvin Cooper
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.

Donetta Eades
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.

Edith Fiorino
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 Church.

John Gaeta
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.

Kathryn Leech
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.

Treva Martin
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 Greenup.

Larry Stephens
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.

Jane Wiley
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.

John Becker
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.

John Edrington
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.

Joe Kuhn
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.

Foster Soliday
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.

Margaret Stingel
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.

Kathryn Conley
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.

Edna Dodds
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 Club.

John Edrington
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.

Catherine Frietsch
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.

Lewis Hawkins
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.

Katie Kuhl
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 Ariens
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 Baugher
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.

C.A. Brault
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.

Charlotte Kitchen
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.

Katie Kuhl
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.

Gary Stewart
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.

Norma Ariens
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.

Clair Brault
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.

Wilma Carrell
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.

Larry Farris
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.

Marie Marler
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.

Joseph Ray
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).

Richard Siford 
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 Funeral Home.

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. 

Dee Anderson
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.

Wilma Carrell
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 Club.

Lola Carwell
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 Senior's Center.

Angelica Kimery
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 the family.

George Loving
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.

Mary McGeary
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.

Alice Miller
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.

James Stone
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.

Myrtle Yost
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 Funeral Home.

Margarete Nuccio
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.

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