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William Budge Reid Jr.
Former Charleston resident and EIU graduate William Budge Reid, Jr., 67, who taught United States history at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL, for 29 years - 26 of them in the aftermath of a major stroke - died October 14 at his home in Naperville, IL, after a brief battle with cancer.Mr. Reid was only 34 in 1967 when he suffered the stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side. After a stint in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, he returned to teaching full time in the fall of 1969.In October of this year, Mr. Reid was presented with the Vita Plena Award from the Lyons Township High School Board for outstanding contributions to the school district. During his tenure at LTHS Mr. Reid served as faculty sponsor of the History Club. He was also a past board member of the Illinois State Historical Society, and was a member of the Naperville Heritage Society.Said Lyons Township Superintendent Dr. Dennis Kelly, "Many employees upon retirement walk away from their jobs and are quickly forgotten. Bill never forgot LT and his friends at LT never forgot him."A lifelong Democrat, Mr. Reid in later years at LT delighted his students by playing various Republican U.S. presidents (as well as another American with a disability, Franklin Delano Roosevelt) in reenactments of presidential debates with his colleague (and current LT assistant football coach) George Turnbull.Said Turnbull, "Bill made history come alive for his students, and he did that through his joy of knowing history. He was a true historian, not someone who just taught by the textbook. Hundreds of students who graduated from LT are better citizens for having been taught by Bill."Following his retirement from teaching in 1993, Mr. Reid became a widely respected volunteer with the Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club, the Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry, Edward Hospital, and as a DuPage County election judge. He received the Kiwanis "Outstanding New Member" award in 1996. In honor of his superior example as a volunteer, the Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club has dedicated the next year's activities to Mr. Reid. Said current Kiwanis president Joseph Honn, "We were always so inspired by Bill's unflagging energy and commitment that I thought it appropriate that this next year be dedicated to him. I wish only half the people I knew worked as hard on behalf of others as he did."A music lover, Mr. Reid was a former member of the Q-Suburban Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He edited the monthly bulletin for Q-Suburban for several years, and was named "Best Editor of the Year" in Illinois by SPEBSQSA in 1970.Mr. Reid was born in Washington, D.C., in 1933 to William Budge Reid, a stonemason and Scottish immigrant, and Selina (Martin) Reid, a registered nurse. His family moved to Charleston in 1948, where his father helped build the Booth Library and several other structures, and his mother worked at Charleston Hospital and later the Brown Shoe Company. Mr. Reid attended Eastern State High School, where he lettered in track and football. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1955 with a B.S. in Social Studies, and after serving two years with the First Division in Cold War Germany (discharged with the rank of sergeant), Mr. Reid returned to Eastern to earn his M.S. in 1958. He married fellow EIU graduate Ann Norris of Nokomis, IL (a special education administrator in the Naperville public schools) in 1959. The two enjoyed extensive travel abroad and in the U.S. after retirement.In addition to his wife, Mr. Reid is survived by twin daughters Colleen (Christopher) Demetre of Arlington Heights, IL and Kathleen (John) Pizzo of Naperville, son Kevin (Lynda) of Roselle, IL, and daughter Kerry Reid of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren Jackson and Mary Reid of Roselle; sisters Christine Robertson of Naperville and Sheila Reid of Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law Mary Fliakos of Arlington Heights and brothers-in-law Patrick and Joseph Norris of Pana and Warrensburg, IL; and ten nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren, Naperville, from 2-9 p.m. on October 17. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on October 18 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Road, in Naperville. Interment will be private.Memorials may be directed to The William B. Reid, Jr. History Education Scholarship, c/o Eastern Illinois University Foundation, Brainard House, 600 Lincoln, Charleston, IL 61920; and the William B. Reid, Jr. Social Studies Scholarship, c/o Lyons Township High School, 100 S. Brainard, LaGrange, IL 60525.

Ethel Draper
GREENUP - Ethel C. Draper, 96, of Greenup, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.Arrangements are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.

Joseph F. Hanley
CHARLESTON - Joseph F. Hanley, 87, of Charleston, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Reverend David Birch officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon. Visitation was Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.Joseph was born May 27, 1913 in Hutton Township, son of Willard and Elsie Rogers Hanley. He married Edith Cooper April 17, 1936 in Paris, Illinois; she died September 28, 1997. Survivors include one daughter: Joyce Titus and husband Warren of Largo, Florida; one son: Joe L. Hanley and wife Patricia of Sullivan; grandchildren: Melody Hibdon and husband Roy of Largo, Florida; Joseph Hanley and wife Kristy of Puyallup, Washington; great-grandchildren: Joseph and Garrett Santos of Largo, Florida; and one sister: Mary Kearns of Washington. He was preceded in death by three sisters.Joseph was a member of First Christian Church. He retired in 1975 as a brakeman and conductor from the railroad. He had previously worked at Brown Shoe Company.

Irene Heuerman
EFFINGHAM - Irene Heuerman, 81, of rural Effingham, died at 3:55 a.m. Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a 7:30 p.m. parish wake service at the Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham.She was born March 23, 1919, in Mason, the daughter of John and Minnie Van Pelt Buchholz. She married Anthony "Tony" Heuerman in 1938; he died in 1988.Surviving are four sons, Francis of Montgomery, Ala., Ralph of Effingham, Dennis of Effingham and William of Pittsfield, Maine; three daughters, Judy Meyer of Charleston, Julie Scott of Orland Park and Margie Steiner of Taylor Ridge; one brother, Franklin Buchholz of Altamont; one sister, Louise Scoles of Altamont; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and one sister.Mrs. Heuerman was the owner of the Cardinal Golf Course in rural Effingham. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Effingham.

Gregory Newlin
HUTSONVILLE - Gregory Morgan Newlin, 54, of LeRoy, formerly of Hutsonville, died at 11:53 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union with Rev. James Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday and before services Thursday. There will be a memorial service at LeRoy Grade School at a later date.He was born April 9, 1946, in Robinson, the son of Morgan and Elizabeth "Lib" Nichols Newlin. Surviving are his father of rural Hutsonville; one brother, Doug Newlin of rural Hutsonville; two uncles, Russell Nichols of Graysville, Ind., and Forrest Nichols of Sullivan, Ind.; two aunts, Martha Grant of rural West York and Marjorie Foster of Phoenix; one niece and one nephew; and several cousins.He was preceded in death by his mother.Mr. Newlin was an art instructor in the LeRoy School District for 32 years. He was a member of the LeRoy Education Association and the LeRoy fall festival board.Memorials may be made to the Hutsonville High School Alumni Association or LeRoy Grade School.

Helen Schwartz
BETHANY - Helen Louise Parris Schwartz, 73, of Bethany died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with the Rev. Dan Wright officiating. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.She was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Decatur, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Gladys Lee Cantrell Parris. She married Joseph Frederick "Fred" Schwarts in 1950; he died in 1999.Surviving are one son, Joseph M. Schwartz of Bethany; one daughter, Deborah Schwartz of Belleville; two sisters, Emma Probst of Springfield, Mo., and Jean Cruit of Dalton City; and three grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one brother.Mrs. Schwartz retired as a stenographer from A.E. Staley in Decatur. She was affiliated with the Bethany United Methodist Church.Memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church or Bethany Peace Meal.

William Reid Jr.
NAPERVILLE - William Budge Reid Jr., 67, of Naperville, formerly of Charleston, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at his residence.A Mass of Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville. Interment will be private. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home.He was born in 1933 in Washington, D.C., the son of William Budge Reid and Selina Martin Reid. He married Ann Norris in 1959; she survives.Also surviving are one son, Kevin Reid of Roselle; three daughters, Colleen Demetre of Arlington Heights, Kathleen Pizzo of Naperville and Kerry Reid of San Francisco; two sisters, Christine Robertson of Naperville and Sheila Reid of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren.Mr. Reid taught U.S. history at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange for 29 years. He was a member of the Naperville Heritage Society, was a volunteer for the Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club and the Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry, Edward Hospital. He was a former member of the Q-Suburban Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He was a U.S. military veteran.Memorials may be directed to the William B. Reid Jr. History Education Scholarship, c/o Eastern Illinois University Foundation, Brainard House, Charleston and the William B. Reid Jr. Social Studies Scholarship, c/o Lyons Township High School, LaGrange.

Thelma Graham
SULLIVAN - Thelma G. Carnine Graham, 81 of Sullivan, died at 7:20 am on Friday, October 13, 2000 at her home.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial in Greenhill Cemetery. Memorials to donor's choice.Mrs. Graham was born March 8, 1919 in Moultrie County, IL the daughter of Dolan W. and Gertrude Henry Carnine. She was retired from General Electric in Mattoon, a graduate of Sullivan High School, attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, O.E.S. Crystal Chapter #39, Moultrie County Home Extension, all in Sullivan.She married Turner Graham in May of 1949 in Morganfield, KY. He survives along with son, Gregory L. Graham and wife Teresa of Fernandina Beach, FL, a daughter Barbara Buckles of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren: Kristi Graham of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Louis Schmidt of Boulder, CO; brothers, Elmo Carnine of Miami, FL, Guy Carnine of Ocala, FL; sister, Betty Jenkins of Jackson, TN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, two brothers and 1 sister.She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Joseph F. Hanley
CHARLESTON - Joseph F. Hanley, 87, of Charleston, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Reverend David Birch officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.Joseph was born May 27, 1913 in Hutton Township, son of Willard and Elsie Rogers Hanley. He married Edith Cooper April 17, 1936 in Paris, Illinois; she died September 28, 1997. Survivors include one daughter: Joyce Titus and husband Warren of Largo, Florida; one son: Joe L. Hanley and wife Patricia of Sullivan; grandchildren: Melody Hibdon and husband Roy of Largo, Florida; Joseph Hanley and wife Kristy of Puyallup, Washington; great-grandchildren: Joseph and Garrett Santos of Largo, Florida; and one sister: Mary Kearns of Washington. He was preceded in death by three sisters.Joseph was a member of First Christian Church. He retired in 1975 as a brakeman and conductor from the railroad. He had previously worked at Brown Shoe Company.

Glen Harpster
ATLANTA, MO. - Glen Dale Harpster, 72, of Atlanta, Mo., died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at his residence.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Elliott Funeral Home in Atlanta, Mo. with Brother Jeff Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.He was born May 23, 1928 in Gays, the son of Fratie and Annabelle Voegel Harpster. He married Dolores Beldon in 1948. She survives.Also surviving are six children, Beverly Dale of Philadelphia, Pa., Terry Harpster of Atlanta, Mo., Shirley Harpster of Kansas City, Mo., Rodney Harpster of Atlanta, Mo., Stacy Stuart of Macon, and Kirby Harpster of Atlanta, Mo.; one brother, Delmar Harpster of Banks, Ore.; two sisters, Eleanor Hilligoss of Gays and Beulah Harpster of Decatur; and nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his one grandson.Mr. Harpster was the owner and operator of Harpster Equipment, Inc. and a member of Gideon International and the Atlanta Christian Church.

Harold Reynolds
CHARLESTON - Harold B. Reynolds, 81, of Charleston, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at his residence.The graveside funeral, with military rites conducted by the Charleston VFW, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Roselawn Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements handled by the Caudill-King Funeral Home.He was born Dec. 4, 1918 in Charleston, the son of Benton and Ruth A. Boyd Reynolds. He married the former Vi Kohl in 1977. She survives.Also surviving are two sons, Larry Reynolds of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Terry Reynolds of Ashmore; one daughter, Debbie Simon of Pekin; and five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.Mr. Reynolds was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Charleston VFW and Moose. He was retired from the railroad and as a bookkeeper.

William Sedgwick
MATTOON - William P. Sedgwick, 81, of Mattoon, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) at his residence.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup with the Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.He was born Nov. 19, 1918 in Greenup, the son of Parker and Sylvia Greeson Sedgwick. He married Eleanor Titus in 1939. She died in 1996.Surviving are one son, Robert E. Sedgwick of Greenwood, Ind.; one daughter, Evonne Kaye Frazier of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two brothers.Mr. Sedgwick was a retired locomotive engineer for the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Humboldt, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and a World War II Army veteran.

Robert Bartlett
SUSSEX, Wis. - Robert Montgomery Bartlett, 61, of Sussex, Wis., formerly of Mattoon, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) at his residence.Arrangements are incomplete.

Jeffrey Black
SULLIVAN - Jeffrey Black, 47, of Sullivan died at 1:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Thelma Graham
SULLIVAN - Thelma G. Carnine Graham, 81, of Sullivan, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home. 

Lewis Stranz
FARMINGTON - Lewis "Duke" Stranz, 87, of Farmington, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 12, 2000) at the Farmington Center.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, with the Rev. David Lindemer and the Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery, rural Mapleton. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.He was born May 14, 1913, in Hollis Township, the son of Lewis and Laura Schleigh Stranz. He married Laura T. Zessin in 1939; she died in 1995.Surviving are two sons, Roger Stranz of Bartonville and Paul Stranz of Charleston; one daughter, Laura Ann Schmied of Hanna City; one sister, Ruth Diefendorf of Farmington; and nine grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.Mr. Stranz was a retired farmer in the Farmington area. He also worked for Mid American Pipeline Terminal in rural Farmington. He was an army veteran of World War II, a member of the Farmington Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Post No. 140 of Farmington, VFW Post 1984 of Canton, Independent Order of Odd Fellow-Rebekah of Farmington and the Farmington Moose Lodge 1571.Memorials may be made to the Farmington Presbyterian Church, the Fulton County Heart Association or the Farmington Rescue Truck Fund.

Margaret Brady
SULLIVAN - Margaret O'Neill Brady, 98, of Sullivan, formerly of Ocean City, N.J., died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11, 2000) in Eastview Terrace, Sullivan.A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greenhill Cemetery with Father John Sohm officiating. There will be no visitation. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in charge of the arrangements.She was born Sept. 1, 1902, in Philadelphia, the daughter of John and Margaret Sullivan Lynch. She married Hugh Frances O'Neill; he preceded her in death. She then married Thomas Brady; he also preceded in death.Surviving are one son, Hugh O'Neill of Sullivan, and three grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one sister and one grandchild.Mrs. Brady was the office manager for the Kunkles Coal Co. in Philadelphia. She was a member of the St. Columcille Catholic Church, Sullivan.Memorials may be made to St. Columcille Catholic Church.

John E. Davis Sr.
MATTOON - John E. Davis, Sr., age 80, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2000, at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Father Herman Niebrugge officiating and the Rev. Russ Stark assisting. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.John E. Davis, Sr. was born March 31, 1920 at Marion, Illinois, a son of Arthur C. and Lera M. Arthur Davis. He married Doris McGinnis August 29, 1942, at Gulfport, Mississippi, she survives. He is survived by a son, John E. Davis, Jr. and his wife Connie of Charleston; a brother, Frank Davis and his wife Carol of Terre Haute, Indiana; a sister, Betty Harris and her husband Don of Shoreview, Minnesota as well as a brother-in-law, J. W. McGinnis of Mattoon; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brother and one sister.Mr. Davis was owner and operator of John Davis Implement in Mattoon and was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. Memorial contributions may be made to Seven County Kidney fund, c/o Roy Maxfield, Treasurer, 4940 KOA Road, Rochester, Illinois 62563.

Kelsey Marie Phipps
MATTOON - A memorial service is planned Friday for Kelsey Marie Phipps, 48, who died in a plane crash Sunday, October 2, 2000, in California.The service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 13, at the Presbyterian Church, 10 Charleston Ave., Mattoon. Lunch will be served at Noon in the church. Burial, immediately thereafter, will be at Shiloh Cemetery near Lerna, where Abraham Lincoln's father is buried and which was donated by John Gordon, Kelsey's great-great-grandfather. Afterward, a gathering will be held in Kelsey's memory at John and Pauline's Phipps home at 100 Wabash Ave., Mattoon. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.Kelsey Phipps was born in 1951 in Mattoon. She moved to Scotts Valley in 1991. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1973 and received her Master's Degree from there in 1974. She was appointed a White House Fellow in Washington D.C., after a year with Dow Corning in Midland, Michigan. After working for Polaroid while her husband earned his MBA at Harvard, they took a trip around the world, followed by affiliations as an officer at Lotus in Boston, Borland, Back Web & Puma in Silicon Valley. She currently operated her own market consulting firm "Rapidity".She is survived by Hal Selander, former husband and friend, and her sons, Derek Brandon, 13 and Kurt Bradley, 9; parents Major General & Mrs. John Phipps, of Mattoon; brother Charles Phipps and sister-in-law Gail Phipps; two nephews John and Nathan and one niece Christen Phipps all of Evergreen, Colorado.Selander said he and his ex-wife still were good friends, and their children moved back-and-forth between their nearby homes. He told the newspaper Kelsey was interested in things from astrology to business to feng shui."Kelsey was full of life, one of the most intelligent women I've ever encountered," her friend Maria Callejas was quoted as saying. "She was the go-to person when you had to get something done."Beverly Capwell, another friend, said: "I think she took flying lessons when she was in college so she shared Serge's joy of flying and taking off like that. Her friend, Julie Martin, would say, 'Aren't you afraid of those little planes?' and she would always say, 'No. It's an adventure and this is what I want to do.' I don't think it ever crossed her mind that anything like this could ever happen."The San Jose Mercury News reported that pilot Herring, 51, told the tower in Monterey there was poor visibility as he began his descent to the Watsonville airport, and he was going to try to fly under the fog when the plane slammed into the mountain about four miles from San Juan Bautista.An airport manager told the San Jose newspaper that Herring was in the process of becoming an instrument-rated pilot, but wasn't certified. The manager, Don French, said non-instrument rated pilots may have problems flying at night and in fog because of their reliance on sight and use of the ground as a reference.

Kenneth H. Williamson
Kenneth H. Williamson, 83, of Shelbyville, died at 6:29 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2000 in Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with Rev. John Schmeling officiating. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to the Peace Meal Program c/o Shelby County Senior Citizens Center, 319 N. Cedar, Shelbyville, IL 62565.Mr. Williamson was born on January 29, 1917, in Windsor Township, the son of Charles and Mabel Chase Williamson. He operated the Williamson Garage in Findlay for many years and also farmed. He was an aviation enthusiast, holding pilot and aircraft and engine mechanics licenses and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He married Helen M. Dagen on October 28, 1939 in St. Charles, MO.Surviving are his wife, Helen; two sons, Gary Williamson and wife Gloria of Ashmore and Rodney Williamson and wife Pat of Neoga; one sister, Beulah Donnel of Decatur; four grandsons, Brett Williamson and wife Julie of Neoga, Barry Williamson and wife Beth of Windsor, Thomas Williamson and wife Amanda of Ashmore and Wendel Williamson of Tucson, AZ; and six great-grandchildren, Bart and Ted Williamson of Neoga, Taylor, Olivia and Tanner Williamson of Windsor and Merideth Williamson of Ashmore.He was preceded in death by one brother, Orval Williamson; and two sisters, Edna Sherwood and Esther Krile.

Hazel Barnett
OLNEY - Hazel Louise Barnett, 74, of Olney, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday (Oct. 9, 2000) at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem.She was born Jan. 15, 1926, the daughter of Casey and Inez Mae Wynn Barnett.Surviving are her mother, Inez Barnett of West Salem; one son, Ron Knakmuhs of Evansville, Ind.; four daughters, Jean Rinefort of Charleston, Camille Gaddy of Olney, Peggy Johnson of Washington, Ind., and Iva Richards of Albion; six brothers, Howard, Lloyd, Jim and George, all of Albion, Glenn of Spencer, Ind., and Neal of Mt. Erie; three sisters, Mary Schwartzlosc of Parkersburg, Elinor Bunnage of Mt. Erie and Mae Brandt of West Union; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers.

Carol A. Gowin
MATTOON - Carol A. Gowin, age 55, of Mattoon, passed away 8:35 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2000 at her residence.Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2000 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, with Father Herman Niebrugge officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Biblical Wake Service at 7:30 p.m.Carol A. Gowin was born April 21, 1945 at Willow Hill, Illinois, a daughter of Floyd and Dorothy Piper Price. She married Dean Gowin May 9, 1964 at Ste. Marie, Illinois, he survives. Also surviving are her mother, Dorothy (Price) Ferguson of Effingham, two sons, Jason Gowin and his wife Theresa of Mattoon and Ryan Gowin and his fiance Andrea also of Mattoon. Three grandchildren, Alex, Ashley and Bailey Gowin also survive. She was preceded in death by her father.Mrs. Gowin was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and the National Restaurant Association. She was co-owner of Cody's Road House, Gowin's Restaurant and Catering, both of Mattoon, and Stix Food and Spirits in Charleston. Memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.

Irma Knupp
TOLEDO - Irma Mae Knupp, 71, of Toledo, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2000) at the Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home, Toledo. Burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.She was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Granite City, the daughter of Jess and Beulah Smail Reynolds. She married Virgil Knupp in 1949; he survives.Also surviving are one daughter, Gail Randol of Sullivan; five brothers, Morris, Daniel and Ronnie Reynolds, all of Decatur, William Reynolds of Macomb and Barry Reynolds of Farmer City; three sisters, Helen Paul of Weldon, Mary Smith of Mountain View, Ark., and Anna Bronovic of Mt. Zion; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by one daughter.Mrs. Knupp was a retired postal clerk at the Toledo Post Office and was a member of the Toledo United Methodist Church.Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian Village.

Dr. Raymond L. Koch, Ph.D.
CHARLESTON, IL - Dr. Raymond L. Koch, Ph.D., age 66, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2000 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Memorial services celebrating his life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13 at the Bible Center Church, 2605 University Drive, Charleston, Illinois with Pastor John Best officiating. A visitation for immediate family will precede graveside services at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston.Ray was born June 26, 1934, in Mankato, Minnesota, the son of Helmuth and Nora (Williams) Koch. He married Janet Y. Cole on June 6, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She survives.Other survivors include one daughter, Robin Noriega and her husband Marshall of Riverside, California; one son, Rian Koch of Redlands, California; three grandchildren, Heather Noriega, Cody Noriega and Kendra Noriega, all of Riverside, California, and two sisters, Marilyn Lender of Easton, Minnesota and Linda Gilbertson and her husband Robert of Rockford, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents.Ray was a member of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, E.I.U. Panther Club and served as Advisor to Eastern's Historical Fraternity, Phi Alpha Theta. He retired from Eastern Illinois University in 1995, after having served for twenty-nine years as a Professor in the History Department. History will remember him as a Professor who was respected by his students and peers and who cared deeply about those whom he taught. Ray received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern in Minneapolis and his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He enjoyed sports, with baseball being his favorite. Memorials in honor of Ray may be made to the Bible Center Church in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920.

George Schumacher
SHELBYVILLE - George C. Schumacher, 90, of Shelbyville, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Dr. Bruce Owens officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. He was born Aug. 15, 1910, in Altamont, the son of Charles George and Emma Matilda Ehlers Schumacher. He married Gretchen L. Duncan in 1940; she survives.Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara Schumacher of Quincy and Jane Lively of Bretwood, Tenn., and two grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Marie Ballard. Mr. Schumacher was a teacher in Fayette County, helped form the Schumacher & Ballard Dairy in Altamont, farmed in the Shelbyville area, and co-hosted Home Extension Tours and Rural Route Tours with his wife. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville, United Methodist Men and Shelbyville Lions Club, and a former member of the Effingham County Fair Board and Altamont School Board.Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville or Shelby Memorial Hospital Building Fund.

Kenneth Williamson
SHELBYVILLE - Kenneth H. Williamson, 83, of Shelbyville, died at 6:29 a.m. Tuesday in Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with Rev. John Schmeling officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. He was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Windsor Township, the son of Charles and Mabel Chase Williamson. He married Helen M. Dagen in 1939; she survives.Also surviving are two sons, Gary Williamson of Ashmore and Rodney Williamson of Neoga; one sister, Beulah Donnel of Decatur; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.Mr. Williamson operated the Williamson Garage in Findlay for several years and also farmed. He held pilot, aircraft and engine mechanics licenses, and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Memorials may be made to the Peace Meal Program c/o Shelby County Senior Citizens Center, 319 N. Cedar, Shelbyville, IL 62565.

Mary Cook
YALE - Mary Esther Elizabeth Cook, 86, of Yale, died at 5:22 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 8, 2000) at her residence.The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Crooked Creek Township, Jasper County. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.She was born June 8, 1914, in Rose Hill, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Whitsel Kibler. She married Joe Cook in 1931; he died in 1986. Surviving are one son, Earl Cook of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Karen Wadle of Milo, Iowa, and Linda Blake of Yale; one sister, Chlorine Brackett of Newton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.Mrs. Cook was retired from E.R. Moore and was a member of the Cummins United Methodist Church.

Merrell Davis
MATTOON - Merrell T. Davis, 89, of Mattoon, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday (Oct. 6, 2000) at Mattoon Health Care Center.The funeral was 2 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald G. Dickinson officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation was one hour before the service at the funeral home. He was born Jan. 7, 1911, near Oakland, the son of Jesse and Faye Davis. He married Amanda E. Weber in 1940; she died in 1994.Surviving are one son, Maurice W. Davis of Mattoon; two brothers, Max Gwinn Davis of Lebanon, Tenn., and Verlan Davis of North Glen, Colo.; one sister, Irene Jiles of Oakland; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and special friend, Kathy Hartley of Charleston.He was also preceded in death by one sister.Mr. Davis was retired from General Electric. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Lincolnland Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Raymond Koch
CHARLESTON - Raymond L. Koch, 66, of Charleston, died Monday (Oct. 9, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Arrangements are incomplete at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. 

Ruth Newlin
WHEELER - Ruth H. Newlin, 69, of Wheeler, died at 7:25 a.m. Monday (Oct. 9, 2000) at her residence.The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wright Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Carroll Ross officiating. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, rural Dieterich. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.She was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Clarksville, the daughter of Herman and Clara Hutchings Hinkle. She married Ezra D. Newlin in 1951; he survives.Also surviving are three sons, Wayne Newlin of Oconee, Steven Newlin of Oakland and Bruce Newlin of Effingham; eight daughters, Naomi Rohlfing of Franklin, N.C., Phyllis Rohlfing of Effingham, Susan Newlin of Wheeler, Dianna Keefer of St. Louis, Rachel Kreke of Dieterich, Beth Upton of Lerna, Lora Cunnea of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Clara Koester of Effingham; six brothers, Rex Hinkle of Rossville, Dean of Charleston, George of Rossville, Nolan of Indianapolis, Don of Catlin and Kenneth of Collinsville; two sisters, Lorene King of Rockhill, S.C., and Rosalie Huddleston of Joliet; 22 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one sister.Mrs. Newlin was a member of the Winterrowd Christian Church.Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. 

Geraldine Paul
CHARLESTON - Geraldine E. Paul, 53, of Charleston, died at 11:29 p.m. Friday (Oct. 6, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.No service is planned. The Caudill-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.She was born Dec. 29, 1946, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Charles L. and Berniece Grabor Follrad. She married David Paul in 1966; he survives.Also surviving are one son, Justin David Paul of Taylorville; two daughters, Susan Lynn Patterson of Decatur and Erika Leslie Davis of Oakland; one brother, William Follard of Michigan City, Ind.; one sister, Bernedette Dancer of Hammond, Ind.; and three grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one grandchild.Mrs. Paul was a homemaker.

Francis Bennett
CHARLESTON - Francis E. Bennett, 86, of Charleston, died at 9 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 8, 2000) at Hilltop Nursing Home.The Harper-Swickard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be at a later date.He was born March 14, 1914, in Charleston, the son of Roger and Laura Mullens Bennett. Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Craig of Charleston; one sister, Ruth Curtis of Charleston; and three grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two brothers, four sisters and one grandchild.Mr. Bennett had worked as a laborer for the Nickel Plate Railroad.

Merrell Davis
MATTOON - Merrell T. Davis, 89, of Mattoon, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday (Oct. 6, 2000) at Mattoon Health Care Center.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald G. Dickinson officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. He was born Jan. 7, 1911, near Oakland, the son of Jesse and Faye Davis. He married Amanda E. Weber in 1940; she died in 1994.Surviving are one son, Maurice W. Davis of Mattoon; two brothers, Max Gwinn Davis of Lebanon, Tenn., and Verlan Davis of North Glen, Colo.; one sister, Irene Jiles of Oakland; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and special friend, Kathy Hartley of Charleston.He was also preceded in death by one sister.Mr. Davis was retired from General Electric. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Lincolnland Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Kelsey Selander
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. - A memorial service for Kelsey Phipps Selander, daughter of Maj. General John and Pauline Phipps, will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church, Mattoon. More details will be given in Thursday's paper.

Robert Ridgway
NEWTON - Robert D. Ridgway, 74, of Newton, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 11, 2000) at his residence.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist Church, Newton. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Crain Funeral Home in Newton. He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Crawford County, the son of James T. and Sophia M. James Ridgway. He married Barbara J. Crouch in 1952; she survives.Also surviving are two sons, Dean Ridgway of Pana and Keith Ridgway of Bourbonnais; three daughters, Marilyn Ridgway of Charleston, Carolyn Ridgway of Whiteland, Ind., and Twyla Harvey of Newton; one brother, William Ridgway of Annapolis; one sister, Maureen Oebel of Roseburg, Ore.; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild. He was preceded in death by one infant son, three sisters and three half sisters.Mr. Ridgway was a farmer, announced horse races and was an auctioneer for 53 years. He also owned and operated Olney Livestock Commission for 20 years. He was a 4-H leader, served on the Jasper County Board for 10 years and was a Wade Township trustee. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Mary Reedy
LOVINGTON - Mary Margaret Shay Reedy, 72, of rural Lovington, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 8, 2000) at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington.

Lualyce Brown
Lualyce Claire Brown, age 62, of rural Mattoon, passed away at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2000, at the Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.The funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. John P. Besore III officiating, assisted by the Reverend Jan Kennedy. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Graveside services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the Woodlawn Memorial Park at Joliet.Lualyce was born at Joliet on January 16, 1938, a daughter of Richard and Gladys H. Decker Jacobson. She married Jesse E. Brown on January 31, 1970. He passed away on March 7, 1990.Survivors include one son, Russell E. Brown and wife Rhonda of rural Mattoon; one stepson, Tony Brown and wife Maureen of Braidwood; two stepdaughters, Sue Brower and husband John of Braidwood and Barbara Beasley and husband Harlan of Kentucky; and three grandchildren, Stephen R. Brown of Mattoon, Jennifer Brown and Patrick Brown, both of Braidwood.Mrs. Brown retired in September of 1999, serving thirty years as Administrator, fourteen years of which was at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon. Lualyce served as President of the Rebekah Assembly from 1998-1999.Memorials are suggested to the Harmony Center of the Odd-Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Thomas H. "Pud" Clayton
CHARLESTON - Thomas "Pud" Clayton, 84, of Charleston died at 1:35 a.m. Friday (Oct. 6, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Stallons officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday (today) at the funeral home.He was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Charleston, the son of Wilber and Lillie May Jenkins Clayton. He married Jean Parkison in 1940, they had two children. He later married Mary Carpenter, no children were born to this union.Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harry W. (Dinah Raye) Howell of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Edna McDaniel of Charleston; grandchildren, Justin Briscoe Parker of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Alexandria Jane Parker of Atlanta, Ga.; nephews, Max E. McKee of Cape Coral, Fla., Larry McDaniel of Charleston, Ill., and Robert Clayton of Manteno, Ill.; long-timer personal friend, Phyllis A. Swank of Charleston; 9 great-nieces and nephews and 12 great-great-nieces and nephews.He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas H. Clayton, Jr.; two brothers, Charles and Dee Clayton; two sisters, Ruth Clayton McKee and Helen Clayton; one nephew, Sonny Clayton; and two infant nieces.Mr. Clayton retired from the Brown Shoe Company. After retirement he worked for a Mattoon sheet metal company and also for the Charleston School System. Mr. Clayton's greatest love was working and training horses. He was a member of the Mattoon Eagles and attended the East Harrison Street Church of God.Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Fund and East Harrison Street Church of God.

Frank Fleigle Jr.
TAYLORVILLE - Frank L. Fleigle Jr., 93, died at 2:24 p.m. Friday (Oct. 6, 2000) at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville, with Father Martin O'Hara officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Connolly-McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Burial will be at St. Maurice Cemetery, Morrisonville.He was born April 2, 1907, in Morrisonville, the son of Frank Fleigle and Estella M. Martin. He married Dorothy E. Malsbury in 1928; she preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, Joe Fleigle of Taylorville; two daughters, Lorraine Myerscough of Charleston and Juanita Nation of Morrisonville; two brothers, William Fleigle and Robert Fleigle, both of Morrisonville; and one sister, Ronella Schmedeke of Morrisonville.He was also preceded in death by one infant son and four brothers.Mr. Fleigle was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a 50-year member of Knights of Columbus. He was a retired farmer. Oct. 6, 2000

Delmont Baker
MAHOMET - Delmont B. Baker, 74, of Mahomet died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at the Lake of the Woods Assembly of God Church, Mahomet, with Pastor Sam Thompson and Pastor Betty Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Grand View Cemetery in Champaign. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today a the church. Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola is in charge of the arrangements.He was born May 5, 1926, in Lincoln, the son of Benjamin and Blanche Walters Baker. He married Norma Jean Berry in 1961; she survives.Also surviving are two sons, Robert Steven Baker of San Jose, Calif., and Delrae Baker of Paxton; two daughters, Angelia K. Gash of Navaree, Fla., and Dana Marie Bryant of Arcola; two brothers, Harold and Barnard Baker, both of Decatur; two sisters, Fern Decker of Lincoln and Marion Fields of Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two sons.Mr. Baker was an Army veteran of World War II, receiving two Purple Hearts. He was a self-employed carpenter and general contractor for several years all over the United States. He later worked for Roger Huddleston Manufactured Homes in Mahomet as a field engineer. He was a member of the VFW of Champaign, the Odd Fellow 32nd Degree of Kenney, and was active in the American Legion of Kenney and Halls Ville after his tour of duty.Memorials may be made to the Lake of the Woods Assembly of God Church Building Fund.

Roy Beals
NEOGA - Roy Lee Beals, 62, of Neoga died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2000) at his residence.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Massengill officiating. Burial will be in Beals Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours before service time.He was born April 6, 1938, in Neoga, the son of H. Otis and Alice K. Thompson Beals.Surviving are his mother; one son, Ronal Lee Beals of Neoga; two daughters, Shirley Kingery of Toledo and Carla Jones of Neoga; and six grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his father.Mr. Beals was a journeyman at Blaw-Knox in Mattoon, attended Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Trilla and was a member of UAW local 914.

Margaret Heim
CASEY - Margaret Heim, 87, of Casey died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2000) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev. Dan Ledley officiating. Burial will be in Slusser Cemetery south of Casey. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.She was born Sept. 1, 1913, in Casey, the daughter of Ira A. and Olive Bell Lake Fox. She married Roland M. Heim in 1938; he survives.Also surviving are two daughters, Carol Echenique of Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and two nephews.Mrs. Heim retired after having been a third-grade school teacher at Monroe School in Casey and was a special education teacher for several years. She taught for more than 40 years in several country schools including Concord, Oak Point and Kimlin schools.

Percy Porter
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Percy C. Porter, 74, of Clearwater, Fla., died Sept. 29, 2000.A service was conducted in Florida.He was born April 8, 1926, the son of Thomas and Helen Clapp Porter.Surviving are his wife, Laura, of Florida; one daughter, Cherub Sebo of California; three brothers, Tom of Shumway, Don of Lerna and Roy of Charleston; two sisters, Josephine Stephen of Urbana and Jane Ingram of Oakland; two stepchildren; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by one son and one brother.Mr. Porter was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was owner-operator of a landscape business in California.

Vernon Replogle
NORMAL - Vernon L. Replogle, 93, of Normal, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 1, 2000) at Bromenn Medical Center.A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hayden Auditorium at Metcalf School. The East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of the arrangements.He was born Jan. 14, 1907, in Charleston, the son of Elmer and Emma Della Corbin Replogle. He married Adelaide Franklin in 1938; she survives.Also surviving are one daughter, Judy Porte of Wilmette; one brother, Donald "Lee" Replogle of Charleston; and two grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.Mr. Replogle was a professor, director and principal of Metcalf Laboratory School, and was employed by the Illinois State University from 1950 until his retirement in 1975. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He had also been a 1principal in the Wilmette public schools. He was a lifetime member of the Illinois Elementary Principals Association and listed in "Who's Who in the Midwest."

Jean Wade
Geneva Juanita "Jean" Wade, age 86, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:05 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.The funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. John P. Besore III officiating. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.Jean was born at Belknap on February 16, 1914, a daughter of Claude and Ruth Martin Cochran. She married James F. Wade on June 3, 1931, at Louisville. He passed away on March 28, 1980. She was also preceded in death by one son, Joseph K. Wade. Survivors include one son, James F. Wade Jr. and his wife Pauline of Kirkwood, Mo; one daughter, Rebecca Furry and husband Bernard of Mattoon; one sister, Lorraine Neal of Mattoon; one brother, Marshall "Mickey" Cochran and wife Lena of Charlotte, N.C.; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.Mrs. Wade was formerly co-owner and operator of Wade's Package Liquor Stores in Mattoon for over fifty years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mattoon. In earlier years Jean was active in a number of civic organizations.Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of East Central Illinois.

Gertrude Bailey
LA MESA, Calif. - Gertrude Cole Bailey, 72, of La Mesa, Calif., died Sept. 18, 2000, in La Mesa, Calif.A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Mound Cemetery, Charleston.

Delmont Baker
MAHOMET - Delmont B. Baker, 74, of Mahomet, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Arrangements are incomplete at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola. 

Ken E. Coffey Jr.
CHARLESTON - Ken E. Coffey, Jr., age 52, of Ashmore, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana from injuries sustained while constructing a new press box at the Kansas High School baseball field. Services celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6 at the Kansas High School Gymnasium with Pastor Andrew Robinson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Interment will be held at Ashmore Cemetery in Ashmore with military rites performed by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of Charleston.Ken was born August 3, 1948 in Charleston, Illinois, the son of Kenneth E. Sr. and Wanda (Swinford) Coffey. He married Linda Fluder on April 26, 1974 in Effingham, Illinois. She survives.Other survivors include three sons, Ken Coffey III, Jeremy Coffey and Jason Coffey, all of Ashmore; one daughter, Kimberly A. Coffey of Ashmore; his parents, Kenneth E. Sr. and Wanda Coffey of Ashmore; four brothers, Gary Coffey and his wife Marylee, Terry Coffey and his wife Bev and Tom Coffey and his wife Paula, all of Ashmore and Randy Coffey of Springfield, Illinois and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.Family and baseball were synonymous with Ken. Much of his success in baseball, and he was successful by everyone's standards, could be attributed to his ability to create a family environment with his players and peers. His baseball accomplishments were many, having recently recorded his 500th coaching victory. He coached numerous youth leagues including Charleston's Senior Babe Ruth and Marshall's American Legion teams, Kansas Little League and the Charleston-Mattoon Twins. In 1995 and 1996 he served as Assistant Coach for the Eastern Illinois University baseball team, and for the past four years he served as baseball coach for the Kansas-Oakland High Schools co-op team. In baseball circles throughout east Central Illinois, Ken was a giant. However, his love of baseball was secondary to that of his love for his family and those he coached. Linda and their four children, Ken III, Jeremy, Jason and Kimberly were his most valuable teammates, supporting his passion for baseball and including his players as a part of the Coffey family.Ken was employed as a Construction Project Coordinator in the Physical Plant at Eastern Illinois University. He was a graduate of Kansas High School, and a Vietnam Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. His memberships included Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of Charleston, Kansas American Legion and the American Baseball Coaches Association. Many will remember Ken for his Christmas decorating of which he involved his entire family.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in honor of Ken may be made to the E.I.U. Foundation, Kenneth E. Coffey, Jr. Scholarship Fund or the Kansas Little League in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois, 61920.

Betty Dial
COWDEN - Betty Elizabeth Dial, 68, of Cowden, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2000) in Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Cowden, with the Rev. Darrell Hinkle officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.She was born April 1, 1932, in Brownstown, the daughter of Cecil Glen and Laura Nancy Mills Stinebring. She married Elvin Dial in 1952; he survives.Also surviving are two sons, Joseph Dial of Stewardson and Thomas Dial of Windsor; one daughter, Barbara Montague of Sullivan; two brothers, Bill and Frank Stinebring of Decatur; two sisters, Mary Albright of Herrick and Iva Beason of Pana; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by one brother.Mrs. Dial was a homemaker.

Margaret Heim
CASEY - Margaret Heim, 87, of Casey, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2000) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind. Arrangements are incomplete at the Markwell Funeral Home.

James L. Hensley
James L. Hensley, 76, of Oakland, IL., died at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, IL.Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at 10:00 A.M. at the Taber Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Oakland, IL, with Rev. Robert E. Lee officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Oakland. Military rites will be performed by the Oakland V.F.W. #3637, Oakland. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Hensley was born February 25, 1924, at Greenville, Tennessee, the son of Ogle and Stella Scott Hensley. He married Patsy Roberson June 3, 1948, at Marion, Indiana. She survives. Also surviving are two Sons: Jim Hensley and wife Brenda of Arcola, IL and Robert Hensley and special friend Amy Etnire of Charleston, IL; two Daughters: Margaret Clapp of Charleston and Betty Hensley of Oakland, IL; six Grandchildren: Samantha Roberts, Christy Johns, Chelsie Clapp, Scott Hensley, Joel Clapp and Mark Parsley; four Great Grandchildren: Joshua, Corey and Stephanie Roberts and Sidney Johns.He was preceded in death by: his parents, four brothers and one sister.Mr. Hensley was retired from Hensley Auto Parts, where he was owner and operated. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3637, Oakland.Memorials may be made to Oakland V.F.W. Post #3637, Oakland, IL.

Emma Schrimpf
STRASBURG - Emma Schrimpf, 94, of Strasburg died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 2000) in Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg, with Rev. Michael Mohr officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery, Strasburg. Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, is in charge of the arrangements. She was born Aug. 21, 1906, in Strasburg, the daughter of Charles and Matilda Mae Fields Krile. She married Walter Paul Schrimpf in 1924; he died in 1980.Surviving are one daughter, Eileen Fender of Morton; one sister, Gertie Biehler of Shelbyville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by two brothers.Mrs. Schrimpf was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg.Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg or Lutheran Hour.

Dr. Rex M. Adams
Dr. Rex M. Adams, 79, of rural Neoga, and formerly of Mattoon, Ill., passed away at 5:00 A.M., Monday, October 2, 2000 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County, Ill.Dr. Adams was born January 18, 1921 in Effingham, Ill., the son of Rex and Haline (Maxfield) Adams. He married Gladys Virginia Heath on May 1,1952 in Urbana, Illinois.Survivors include his wife Virginia, of rural Neoga. One son: Rex Michael Adams of Mattoon, Ill. Two daughters; Pamela Michelle King and son-in-law, Mark King of Mattoon, Ill., and Melanie Leigh Adams and special friend David Burch of Zion, Ill. Two granddaughters: Jennifer Wade and Ashley Adams. One grandson: Cameron King and one step grandson: Ryan Logan.Rex attended and graduated from the Effingham High School in 1938. He attended Kemper Military Academy in Booneville, Missouri and graduated from Northern Illinois College of Optometry with his O.D. Degree. Dr. Adams served in World War 2, from 1944 to 1946 in the United States Army serving with the 112th Evacuation Hospital in England, Austria and Germany.Dr. Adams started his optometric practice in 1946 in Mattoon, Illinois and retired July, 1986. He was a active member in Mattoon Performing Arts, a 25 year member of the Mattoon Lions Club, a life member of the V.F.W. of Mattoon, the Mattoon American Legion, Eagles Club and Moose Lodge of Mattoon. He was an Honorary life member of the Mattoon and Effingham Fraternal Order of the Elks Club, in which he was an active member for 53 years. Dr. Adams was a member of the First Christian Church of Mattoon, Ill.The body will be cremated, and the family requests no visitation or Funeral service.Dr. Adams was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, one grandson and one granddaughter.Memorials may be made to Cancer Research at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center - 1000 HealthCenter Drive in Mattoon, Illinois. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, was in chargeof arrangements.

Kenneth Coffey
CHARLESTON - Kenneth E. Coffey, 52, of Ashmore, died Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. R. E. MisenheimerRobert E. Misenheimer, 74, of Ft. Mers, Fla., died at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Humana Health Care in Ft. Myers. Born May 7, 1926, in Moultrie County, he was a son of Ralph and Flossie Aldredge Misenheimer. He retired in 1989 following a 30 year career as an advertising/marketing executive with Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Chicago, and he attended the University of Illinois. Following his retirement from Sears, he served as a gentleman host on cruise ships from 1992 to 1995, circling the world three times during 95 cruises. He was a member and music librarian of the Chorus of the Symphony Of Southwest Florida and made his solo singing debut April 9 in the Gulf Coast Opera Companies Production of "The True Story of Cinderella." He served in the U.S. Navy in both World War II and the Korean War.Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Noble (Mildred) Smith of Bethany, Mary Cox of Pana, Mrs. Leon (Jean) Aylward of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Carl (Deana) Kutz of Sullivan, Louise Hanners of Arcola and Doris Misenheimer of Mattoon, and a brother, Don Misenheimer of Dale, Ind.Two brothers, Carl and Clyde and his parents preceded him in death.

Frank Broyles
TUCSON, Ariz. - Frank Montgomery Broyles, 84, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 18, 2000, at his residence.He was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Clay County, the son of James Albert and Mary Belle Broyles. He married Wanda Sutherlin; she preceded him in death. He married Ethel Broyles; she survives. Also surviving are one son, William F. Broyles; one daughter, Anne L. Broyles; one stepson, Larry Holland; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by one son and one sister.Mr. Broyles taught math and industrial arts at several mid-Illinois high schools. He was an Air Force veteran, and later as a civilian became an Air Force jet engine mechanic and instructor. He worked at Grand Central Aircraft Co. in Tucson and Hughes Aircraft Co., from which he retired after 25 years.Memorials may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church Building Fund, Tucson, Ariz.

Michelle Fugate
MATTOON - Michelle Jolene Fugate, 29, of Mattoon, died at 9:34 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 1, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.She was born June 14, 1971, in Mattoon, the daughter of Donald E. and Terree L. White Cobb. She married John E. Fugate in 1990; he survives.Also surviving are her mother, Terree White of Champaign; father and stepmother, Donald and Melanie Cobb of Lovington; one son, Dalton Fugate, at home; two daughters, Meagan and Macey Fugate, both at home; grandparents, James A. White of Mattoon and Bruce and Mary Cobb of Mattoon; and great-grandmother, Hazel Cougill of Charleston.She was preceded in death by two infant sisters and a grandmother.Mrs. Fugate was a licensed beautician. She attended the First Christian Church.Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities. 

Juan Villarreal
ARCOLA - Juan A. Villarreal, 29, of Arcola, died at 8:57 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 30, 2000) in rural Humboldt. Mr. Villarreal was born Nov. 24, 1970, in Laredo, Texas, the son of Juan Abel Villarreal and Elisa (Mendoza) Villarreal.Surviving are his mother of Mexico; one son, Bailey Abel Wilson of Monroe, La.; and two sisters, Alisia Villarreal and Guadalupe Villarreal, both of Mexico.He was preceded in death by his father. 

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