Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Lois Bohlen
Lois Carol Bohlen, age 79, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2001 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating, assisted by the Reverend James Dona. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the Schilling Funeral Home.Lois was born December 20, 1921, at Wabash County, Illinois, a daughter of Frank E. and Essie McJilton Crum. She married Albert Dale Bohlen on April 30, 1945. He passed away on October 13, 1973. She was also preceded in death by four brothers.Survivors include four daughters, Mary Kathleen Dauterive and husband Lee of New Orleans, Louisiana, Georgia Anne Ryan and husband Harold of Casey, Elaine Mathias and husband Gary of Mattoon; Mindy Lisa Bohlen-Admire and husband Parry of Apex, North Carolina; one sister, Mary Esther Bolza of Tucson, Arizona; and eight grandchildren, Cameron Clesi of Metarie, Louisiana, Jeremy Ryan, Christopher Ryan and Patrick Ryan, all of Charleston, Carol Ryan of Casey, Mindy Mathias and Matt Mathias, both of Mattoon and Mariah Admire of Apex, North Carolina.Mrs. Bohlen was a homemaker. She attended the University of Illinois. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Gleaner's Sunday School Class and was a Past Deaconess. She was the co-founder of Mattoon Chapter of T.H.E.O.S. (They Heal Each Other Spiritually). Lois was a member of the Mattoon Women's Reading Club, the American Association of University Women, Mattoon Homemakers Extension Association and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mattoon - Lois Bohlen Hymnal Fund.

Charles Burnett
JOHNSTON CITY - Charles W. Burnett, 83, of Johnston City, died at 5:20 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 8, 2001) at his residence.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Danny Gray officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens of Energy. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.He was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Benton, the son of Otto and Maude Echoles Burnett. He married Ruby Webb. He later married Nina Ferguson Kesler in 1986; she survives.Also surviving are one son, Wendell Burnett of Herrin; four daughters, Olinda Hancock of Noblesville, Ind., Edith Null of Herrin, and DiAnne Burnett and Nancy Deason, both of Johnston City; two stepsons, John Kesler of Mattoon and Joseph Kesler of Johnston City; one stepdaughter, Kathryn Cloemay Kesler of Paducah, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by two stepsons, three brothers and five sisters.Mr. Burnett was a coal miner at Zeigler No. 4 Mine for 25 years and Freeman No. 6 Mine until his retirement. He then worked at Jefferson School in Johnston City. He was a member of the Pittsburg Freewill Baptist Church, the United Mine Workers and Fellowship Lodge No. 89 AF and AM of Marion.Memorials may be made to the Pittsburg Freewill Baptist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois c/o the funeral home.

Rev. Charles Dye
CHARLESTON - Reverend Charles Paul "Charlie" Dye, 44, of Charleston was embraced in the arms of his Heavenly Father at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at his home.Services celebrating his graduation into Glory will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Elder Bruce Swango officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Charlie was born October 3, 1956 in Savannah, Georgia, son of Gerald Dye and Gladys Myers-Dye. He married Brenda Sladek May 23, 1981 in Springfield, Illinois, she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Matthew Paul Dye and Joshua James Dye, both at home. His parents: Jerald Dye and Gladys Myers-Dye of Mt. Pleasant, PA; three brothers: Jerry K. Dye and Timothy P. Dye, both of Mt. Pleasant, PA, and Steven J. Dye of Knoxville, TN; and one sister: Susan A. Horner of Plum Borough, PA.Charlie was currently serving God as minister at the Bushton Christian Church. He was active in the community, serving with the Lincoln Log Cabin Volunteer Pioneer and was a scoutmaster for Charleston Boy Scout Troop #141.Memorials may be made to Lincoln Log Cabin Volunteer Pioneers or Charleston Boy Scout Troop #141 in care of Harper-Swickard. 

Charles Furr
SHELBYVILLE - Charles F. Furr, 87, of Shelbyville, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2001) in Shelby Memorial Hospital.The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Barlow officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.He was born Sept. 9, 1913, in Shelby County, the son of Oscar and Mattie Hayward Furr. He married Faye Dell Edwards in 1935; she died in 1998.Surviving are one son, Wayne Furr of Shelbyville; one daughter, Joyce Largent of Bethany; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by two sisters and one great-grandchild.Mr. Furr was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Shelbyville.Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Robert Hughes
SULLIVAN - Robert E. "Bob" Hughes, 74, of Sullivan, died at 12:48 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 8, 2001) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with the Rev. Mike Brandenburger officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.He was born March 2, 1926, in Moultrie County, the son of Leland and Mary Etta Kidwell Hughes. He married Joan Matheson in 1947; she survives.Also surviving are three sons Bill and Jim Hughes, both of Sullivan, and Arthur Hughes of San Antonio; two daughters, Luella Hughes of Sullivan and Barbara Hughes of Mattoon; two sisters, Maxine Eaton of Sullivan and Mildred Isley of Elizabethtown, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.Mr. Hughes retired in 1989 from Quantum in Tuscola. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 of Urbana and was a Navy veteran of World War II.Memorials may be made to donor's choice.

Chance Sites
MARTINSVILLE - Chance Walter Lee Sites, stillborn infant son of Christopher Wane Sites and Karrie Anne Wilson of Martinsville, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2001). The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwell Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Restitution Cemetery, rural Casey. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Chance is survived by grandparents Karla Wilson of Martinsville, Glen Wilson of Paris, and Bill and Ann Stites of Ashville, N.C.; and great-grandfather Fred Davis of Elm City, N.C. Feb. 8, 2001

Gilbert Cisney
HIDALGO - Gilbert Wayne Cisney began this life April 20, 1913, in Cumberland Co., the son of Cleveland & Cozy (Lyons) Cisney. He entered eternal life February 6, 2001 at his home in Hidalgo, IL. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2001 at the Faith Fellowship Church of Hidalgo, IL.Gilbert married Minerva Henderson in 1939, she passed away in 1966. He married Ruby (Kibler) Reisner in 1967, she survives.Also surviving are two sisters, Vicie Blade of Greenup and Goldie Mayerhofer of Brighton; seven sons and two daughters, Duane (Karen), Vernon (Kathy), Charles (Debbie) all of Hidalgo, IL, John (Anita), Jerry (Mary), Virgil (Cindy) all of Greenup, IL, Jim (Paulette), Janice (Jack) Watkins all of Newton, IL, Mary Jane (Bill) Lewis of Stewardson, IL; one stepdaughter, Dorothy (Harry) Corbette of Casey, IL; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nine step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren and a multitude of friends and church family.Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one granddaughter and one stepson.Gilbert's early life on the farm using horses and mules to work the soil changed through the years to tractors and mechanical harvesters as a means of supporting the family. He was also an independent trucker, known to most people as "Bo-Jack." Gilbert was a diligent worker, loving father and faithful friend throughout his earthly life, he received God's gift of salvation in 1973 and faithfully served his Lord and His church since that time.He was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church of Hidalgo.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Faith Fellowship Church of Hidalgo, IL.

Dr. Mack W. Hollowell
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Dr. Mack W. Hollowell, age 81, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at his winter vacation home.Mack was born December 20, 1919, in Charleston, son of Mack and Elsie Swickard Hollowell of Newman, IL. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Alice Burgett. Mack later married Margaret Campbell Barlow of Sullivan July 26, 1975, she survives. He is also survived by his children: Dr. Susan K. Shirley and husband Dr. Michael Shirley of St. Charles, IL and their son; Jason of Champaign; Dr. Jeff Hollowell and his children Jacob and Alyssa of Waukesha, WI; Melissa Katsimpalis and husband Tom and their son Kory of Ft. Collins, CO: and Megan Summers and her husband Stuart and their children: Alanz, Evan and Iris of Valparaiso, IN. Also surviving are his step-children: John C. Barlow and his children Ellen and Lincoln of Valparaiso, IN; Todd L. Barlow and wife Sandra and their children David, Grace and Sam of Bloomington, IL; and Mary Anne Barlow Allen of Scottsdale, AZ.He earned his Bachelor of Medicine degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. He served in the Army Medical Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. After honorable discharge, he practiced family medicine in Charleston for 46 years. He was instrumental in raising money for the Charleston Memorial and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Hospitals. He was the medical director for the Hour House Drug and Rehabilitation Center for 28 years, retiring only in December 2000.He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Illinois Medical Society, serving on several committees. He was a member and President of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, a member and President of the SBLHC Systems Board and Foundation Boards in previous years. He was an active member of the Coles Cumberland Medical Society. He was a member and first President of the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees, and had previously served on the Illinois Board of Governors of State College and Universities.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2001 at Wesley United Methodist Church under the direction of Harper-Swickard Funeral Home. Reverend Dale Beck will officiate. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 9, 2001 at Wesley United Methodist Church from 4 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.Memorials may be made to the: Mack Hollowell Fund for Children at SBLHC Foundation, East Central Illinois Hospice, The Hour House, or the EIU Foundation.

Mrs. Florence Cornell
GREENUP, Illinois - Mrs. Florence Cornell, 84, of Greenup, Ill., formerly of Toledo, Ill., died at 12:20 p.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at the Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2001) at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, with the Rev. Jack Jenkins of Toledo, officiating. Burial will be in Neoga Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.She was born May 5, 1916, in Macon County, Ill., a daughter of Issac and Alletha (Bales) Keller. She married Delbert W. Cornell on Oct. 19, 1935 in Cumberland County, Ill.; he died Jan. 6, 1999.Survivors include a son, Wendell Cornell and wife Janet of Toledo, Ill.; a brother, Paul Keller of Neoga, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Bridges of Mattoon, Ill.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Scott (Heather) Rippey of Arcola, Ill., and Melissa Slaton of St. George, So. Carolina; five great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.Mrs. Cornell retired from Kern Manufacturing Company of Neoga, Ill., after 45 years with the company. She was a member of the Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Toledo, Ill.Memorials may be made to the Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Toledo. 

Paralee Daughhetee
WESTFIELD - Paralee Daughhetee, 84, of rural Westfield, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2001) at Friendship Manor in St. Elmo.A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Richwoods Cemetery, Westfield, with Mark Kaley officiating. The Markwell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.She was born July 5, 1916, in Westfield, the daughter of Earl C. and Nancy E. Welsh Hammond. She married Sidney W. Daughhtee in 1932; he died in 1996.Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Edwards of Plainfield, Ind., and Jeanette Dominix Westfield; two sisters, Reba Laws of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Hazel Woodard of Westfield; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by two brothers.Mrs. Daughhtee was a homemaker.Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Dallas Grindle
WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Dallas M. Grindle, 67, of West Terre Haute, Ind., died at 4:10 p.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union, with the Rev. Jerry McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Bradbury Cemetery, east of West York. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5975 and American Legion Post 90. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 8 p.m. and then prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral chapel.He was born April 5, 1933, in Vigo County, Ind., the son of A. Marlow Grindle and Ruth Olive Marvin Grindle. He married Marilyn Elliott Grindle in 1961; she died in 2000.Surviving are one daughter, Sybil L. Grindle of West Terre Haute, Ind.; one sister, Olive Hollingsworth of Marshall; one brother, Herman Grindle of Terre Haute, Ind.; and one grandchild.He was also preceded in death by his parents.Mr. Grindle was a truck driver and an Army veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a member of the York Lodge 313, AF and AM, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Terre Haute, the Ainad Shrine, the Clark County Shrine Club, Marshall VFW Post 5975, Clark County American Legion Post 90, AARP and an associate member of Zorah Shrine.Memorials may be made to Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children or the Bradbury Cemetery.

Rex Kentner
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - Rex Kentner, 84, of Crawfordsville, Ind., formerly of Martinsville, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at Clarian Health of Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Greenwell Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville. Visitation will begin at noon on Friday at the funeral home.He was born July 11, 1916, in Bismark, the son of Lindley O. Kentner and Etta F. DeNeal Kentner. He married Mildred Watson Houpt in 1959; she died in 1995.Surviving are one son, Bruce L. Kentner of Crawfordsville, Ind.; one stepson, Bob Houpt of Casey; one brother, David Kentner of Crawfordsville, Ind.; two grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.He was also preceded in death by one stepson.Mr. Kentner worked for 18 years at the California Pellett Mill in Crawfordsville, Ind., and retired from Brinks Security Company in Tampa, Fla. He attended the First Christian Church of Martinsville.

JANET KIBLER
Jennett Nevin "Janet" Kibler, age 97, of Neoga, formerly of Gays, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday morning at the funeral home.Janet was born August 18, 1903, in Ottumwa, Iowa, a daughter of James and Jennett Lewis Nevin. She married Nolan A. Kibler on October 14, 1928. He passed away on November 20, 1975. She was also preceded in death by three children, Mary Jane Kibler Piehl, Stanley Nevin Kibler and Jean Ann Kibler, six brothers and one sister.Mrs. Kibler had graduated from nursing school in New York City. She pursued her nursing career, raised her family and helped Nolan in his farming. They made their home in Gays. At the age of 80 she retired from her nursing profession at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon. She was a member of the Rebekahs and attended the First Christian Church in Gays.Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga or to Titus Memorial Presbyterian Home in Sullivan, c/o Schilling Funeral Home.

Marilyn Luckey
NEWTON - Marilyn L. Luckey, 43, of Newton, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at her residence.A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, with the Rev. Ron Mulvey officiating. The Taber Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of the arrangements.She was born Feb. 21, 1957, in Mattoon, the daughter of James and Josephine Golladay Lefler. She married Michael Luckey in 1973; he survives. Also surviving are her mother of Martinsville; two sons, Mike of Dietrich and Chris of Centralia; two daughters, Jackie Lefler and Becky Luckey, both of Newton; one brother, James Lefler of Newton; four sisters, Patricia Sanders of Decatur, Linda Lewis of Mattoon, Barbara Lefler of Jewett and Mary Jones of Martinsville; one stepbrother, Russell Rickley of Florida; and five grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her father and one sister.Mrs. Luckey had worked at various factories. She was a member of Potter House Church of Newton.Memorials may be made to the Potter House in Newton.

Betty Merrick
GALLATIN, Tenn. - Betty L. Merrick, 57, of Gallatin, Tenn., formerly of Neoga, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.The funeral will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Alexander Funeral Home, Gallatin, Tenn. Visitation will be noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Neoga Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Lake officiating. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.She was born Oct. 29, 1943, in Neoga, the daughter of Marion L. and D. Evelyn Peters Ballinger. Surviving are one son, Richard A. Merrick of Rico, Colo.; two daughters, Marissa Scruggs of Hartsville, Tenn., and Kyla J. Jordan of Gallatin, Tenn.; two brothers, Johnny Ballinger of Stewardson and Bill Ballinger of Mattoon; three sisters, Joan Sanders and Peggy Storm, both of Mattoon, and Kathy Ballinger of Neoga; and four grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents.Mrs. Merrick was a secretary and administrative assistant of Christian Towers for 22 years. She was a former member of the First Christian Church of Neoga.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lucille Smith
Lucille Bennion Smith, age 66, of Charleston, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2001, at her home following a valiant eight month battle with cancer.A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Country Club Road in Mattoon, with Bishop T. Ned Lunt officiating. Private family graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Mound Cemetery in Charleston. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Schilling Funeral Home.Lucille was born in Delta, Utah on August 10, 1934, a daughter of Sterling Alfred and Beryl Adella Hamilton Bennion. She married Calvin N. Smith on June 8, 1962 in the Manti Temple, Manti, Utah.Survivors include her husband, Calvin N. Smith of Charleston; one son, Samuel Sterling Smith of San Clemente, California; one daughter, Sherilyn Ann Smith of Hamilton, Montana; one brother, Sterling Hamilton Bennion and wife Leora of Fresno, California; and two sisters, Marion Stevens and husband Wayne of El Paso, Texas and Erma Gene Rollins and husband Boyd of Provo, Utah.Lucille received her Master's degree from Purdue University. She worked for fourteen years for Eastern Illinois University in the Business office. Lucille was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she held many callings throughout her life.Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.

Lawrence E. Wilkin
Lawrence Elmer Wilkin of Casey, IL, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 1, 2001, at 2:25 p.m., from lung cancer.Mr. Wilkin was born on June 6, 1912, in Crawford County, IL. He was the son of Otis May and Lena Bell Wilson Wilkin. On April 16, 1938, Mr. Wilkin married Maxine Coleman in East St. Louis, IL. Maxine passed away on January 14, 1986. Mr. Wilkin is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers, Kenneth, Harold and Lyle, and an infant sister, Esther.Mr. Wilkin is survived by three nieces and three nephews. They are Carol Vails of Puxico, MO, Harold Wilkin of Naperville, IL, Larry Wilkin of Leaf River, IL, Kathryn Coleman of Dacono, CO, Rebecca Tucker of Germany, and Timothy Wilkin of Sycamore, IL. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Wilma Wilkin, of Marshall, IL, a sister-in-law, Marble Noblit, of Newton, IL, one brother-in-law, Don Coleman, of Casey, IL.Mr. Wilkin was a member of the Operators/Engineers Union Local #841, Terre Haute, IN, the Casey Moose Lodge, and the Champaign Eagles Club. Mr. Wilkin also enjoyed creating numerous wooden works of art.Mr. Wilkin was a beloved member of his community and is also survived and remembered by many special friends and neighbors.Services were held on Saturday, February 3, 2001, at the Markwell Funeral Home, Casey, IL, with the Rev. Gene Southard officiating. Mr. Wilkin was buried next to his wife, Maxine, in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery.The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 69, Marshall, IL 62441, in his honor.

Florence Cornell
GREENUP - Florence Cornell, 84, of Greenup, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at the Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.Arrangements are incomplete at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.

Hollys Cutts
TOLEDO - Hollys E. Cutts, 89, of Toledo, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) at Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo, with the Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery. Celebration of life and visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.She was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Johnstown, IL, the daughter of Alburn and Anna (Sims) Rhodes; both parents preceded her in death. She married Raymond L. Cutts on July 1, 1934; he died July 8, 1971.Survivors include a son, Harold Cutts and his wife Anita of Toledo; five daughters, Eloise and husband Duane Carrell of Newton, Karen and husband Don Blade of Greenup, Diane and husband Tom Ettelbrick of Greenup, Rita Lustig of Greenup and Belinda and husband Tom Wampler of Franksville, Wis.; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, one brother, two sisters and one grandson.Mrs. Cutts was a retired school teacher for Cumberland and Neoga School Districts and a homemaker. She was a member of the Toledo United Methodist Church, Retired Teachers Association, Toledo Domestic Science and Cumberland County Home Extension.Memorials may be made to the Cumberland Nursing Center Auxiliary. Due to a family members severe allergic reaction to fresh flowers they request florals to be silk arrangements or live plants.

Winona K. "Nonie" Lampe
MATTOON - Winona K. "Nonie" Lampe, age 65, of Mattoon, passed away 10:30 a.m. Sunday, February 4, 2001 at her residence. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, with Reverend Richard Coen officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services.Winona K. Lampe was born March 12, 1935 at Mattoon, Illinois. She married Eugene R. "Red" Lampe September 15, 1961 at Alameda, California, he survives. Also surviving are her children, Ivan Lampe of Mattoon, Stephen Lampe and his wife Brenda of Mattoon and Theresia "Teri" Lampe of Phoenix, Arizona. A brother, George Floyd and his wife Rita of Gays and grandchildren, Jacob, Cory, Molly, Brandon, Natasha and Kaylynn also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Esther Floyd and one sister, Iona Hughes.Mrs. Lampe was a member of the Smyser Christian Church. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the VFW Auxiliary and the ALANO Club. She was a former employee of the Brown Shoe Company and was a loving homemaker.Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice.

Estaline Miller
Estaline Miller, Age 96, of Greenup, Illinois passed away at 8:45 PM - Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Heartland Manor Nursing Home in Casey, Illinois.Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM - Thursday, February 8, 2001 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois with Rev. Tim Schautz officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, Illinois. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois.Estaline was born in Cumberland County, Illinois on September 22, 1904 the daughter of David and Gertrude (Mattoon) Miller. Miss Miller was a third Grade Teacher for 45 years, she taught at the Little Brown School near Hazel Dell for two years and at Montrose. Estaline was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenup, Illinois. She was also a member of the Cumberland County Historic Society, Greenup Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and a charter member of the Civic Club.Estaline is survived by: Sister, Marjorie Tracey of Geneva, Illinois; Nephew, Michael Tracey of Sheridan, Illinois; Great-Nieces, Sara Tracey of Batavia, Illinois and Elizabeth Tracey of Greenup, Illinois.Estaline was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Ralph Tracey.

Robert O'Donnell
MATTOON - Robert E. O'Donnell, 63, of Mattoon, formerly of Chicago, died at 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. A graveside service will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Palestine Cemetery with Father Richard Weltin officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of the arrangements.He was born June 17, 1937, in Chicago, the son of Henry O'Donnell and Estelle Novak O'Donnell. He married Audrey Biggs in 1978; she survives. Also surviving are one brother, Thomas O'Donnell of Burbank, and two sisters, Carol Krupowicz of Oaklawn and Elaine Zahorsky of Berwyn.Mr. O'Donnell was manager of a motel in Chicago for several years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.Memorials may be made to the Robert O'Donnell memorial fund c/o the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine.

Robert Swisher
MARTINSVILLE - Robert "Gene" Swisher, 77, of Martinsville, died at 11:43 a.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at Mattoon Health Care Center.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville, with Pastor Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, with military graveside rites by Martinsville American Legion Post 515. No visitation is planned.He was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Hindsboro, the son of Frank and Sylvia Hale Swisher. He married Evelyn Ghere. She survives.Also surviving are one son, David Swisher of Marshall; three daughters, Brenda Littlejohn of Omaha, Neb., Barb Harris of Springfield and Deb Wineinger of Clinton, Ind.; one brother, Jack Swisher of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Margaret Combs of Hindsboro and Phyllis Rose of Plant City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Mr. Swisher was a retired building contractor and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Martinsville American Legion Post 515, the Greenup VFW Post and the Greenup Sportsmen's Club.Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

James B. "Jim" Upchurch
MATTOON - James B. "Jim" Upchurch, age 66, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2001 at Douglas Care and Rehabilitation Center.Services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. to service time.James B. Upchurch was born July 17, 1934, at Taylorville, Illinois, a son of Paul and Edna Alexander Upchurch. He married Sue Ryan (Pridemore) April 26, 1974, she survives as well as a step-daughter, Lisa Williamson of Champaign. He also leaves a brother, George Upchurch and his wife Natalie of Taylorville; sisters, Bea Buchanan and her husband Alan and Joyce Ann Miller and her husband Gerald all of Taylorville and three grandsons, Phillip and Vinny Upchurch at home and Derek Williamson of Champaign as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert and one sister.Mr. Upchurch founded Upchurch and Associates in 1970 operating offices in Mattoon, Hillside and Decatur and attended St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois where he was a member of the Triangle Engineering Fraternity of architects, scientists and engineers. Jim was a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Springfield, Ansar Shrine of Springfield and the Cornbelt Shrine Club. He was a member and served on the boards of numerous engineering, environmental and surveying organizations.Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Lincolnland Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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