Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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James Buckley
James R. Buckley, 71, of Mattoon died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday (February 3, 2001) in his residence.Mr. Buckley was born December 18, 1929 in Moultrie Co., IL the son of A.D. and Belle Hollenbeck Buckley.He married Ellen Bence January 20, 1950 in Shelbyville and she preceded him in death August 18, 1977. He then married Ramona Mize February 1, 1984 in Urbana.He was a radio maintainer for the New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail railroads for 43 years retiring in 1994. He was a veteran of the US Army, member of the American Legion of Mattoon, the Eagles of Mattoon, member of the Blue Lodge and the Cornbelt Shrine Club of Mattoon and the Ansar Temple of Springfield. He was also a member of the Illinois State Stock Horse Association serving as assistant director for this area for many years. He participated in over 25-100 mile trail rides and enjoyed camping and riding his faithful horse BO.Surviving are his wife, Ramona; daughter, Julia Abell and husband Jeff; granddaughters, Kimberly and Katie of Humboldt; son, Jim Buckley, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Co.; grandson, Ryan Wertz of Morton and granddaughter, Ashley Wertz of Pekin; step-daughters, Julie Howard and husband Russ; grandsons, Troy and Travis of Effingham, Brenda Tennill and husband Marc, grandsons, Ryan and Chad of St. Joseph and Christine Mize of Murphysboro; sisters, Fern Thompson of Shumway and Hollice Yunker of Sullivan and nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Daisy Seeley Buckley; two brothers; and a daughter, Jacki Park.Family and friends may gather at the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor by 11:00 a.m. Wednesday for a brief prayer service before graveside services at Ash Grove Cemetery, near Windsor by Rev. Ron Dickinson and Rev. Eugene Black. There will be no visitation. The family requests no flowers and donations may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice or the Camp New Hope, 1364 Co. Rd. 100 E., Mattoon, IL

Jack Crockett
SULLIVAN - R. Jack Crockett, 76, of Sullivan, died at 2:00 p.m., February 3, 2001, in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be with military rites in Green Hill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials: Moultrie County Chapter American Heart Association or the Sullivan Civic Center.He was born on March 10, 1924, in Sullivan, the son of Blonson and Maurine Wilson Crockett. He was a WW II Army veteran. Retired Supervisor of the Illinois Department of Transportation, member of American Legion Post #68, Sullivan, Lifetime member of Teamsters Local #26.Surviving are sons, Allen Crockett and wife Carolyn, Mike E., Bob and Lance Cockett all of Sullivan; brother, Frances Crockett of Sullivan; sister, Peggy Fleming of Sullivan; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Holly Cutts
TOLEDO - Holly E. Cutts, 89, of Toledo died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) at Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.Arrangements are incomplete at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo.

Lola Davis
WEST UNION - Lola May Davis, 95, of West Union died at 11: 50 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) at Burnsides Nursing Home in Marshall. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the West Union Christian Church with Tom Cooperider officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union and one hour prior to the service at the church.She was born July 30, 1905, in Clark County, the daughter of Harry S. Ogle and Kattie Saiter Ogle. She married Harold R. Davis; he died in 1984.Survivors include one daughter, Margie Martin of rural West Union; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one son.Mrs. Davis had worked at Colonial Kitchen in Marshall, TRW, Inc. in Marshall and with in-home nursing care. She was a member of the West Union Christian Church and the Clark County Republican Women's Club.

Charles Esgar
Charles Henry Esgar, 86, of Arcola, IL, formerly of Tuscola and Verona, IL, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, February 04, 2001, at his residence rural Arcola, IL.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2001 at the Park Street Congregation United Church of Christ in Mazon, IL. Rev. Robert Nolen will officiate. Burial will be in the Mazon Brookside Cemetery in Mazon, IL. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2001 with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Edwards Funeral Home 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL. A visitation will also be held 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church in Mazon, IL.Charles was born on December 10, 1914, in Verona, IL. He was a son of William J. and Alice (Harper) Esgar. He married Carolyn Estelle Jewett on Sept. 27, 1942 in Verona, IL at the Zion Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife: Carolyn Esgar of Arcola, IL; four sons, John W. Esgar and his wife Kathy of Ely, MN, Daniel C. Esgar and his wife Sandy of Lafayette, IN, James R. Esgar and his wife Beverly of Charleston, IL, Ralph W. Esgar and his wife Cheri of Champaign, IL; two daughters, LuAnn Victor and her husband Joseph of Tuscola, IL, Adele Shafer and her husband Steve of Arcola, IL; ten grandchildren, Janelle, Jenni and Jeff Esgar, Amy and Dave Esgar, Jenna and Benji Esgar, Erin and Carrie Victor, Lauren Shafer; two brothers, William J. Esgar and his wife Ethel of Lockport, IL and Paul W. Esgar of Morris, IL.He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Edward, George and Ralph Esgar.Charles was a member of the First Christian Church in Tuscola, IL.Charles raised his family on a grain and livestock farm in Verona, IL until 1973. He and his family moved to Arcola in 1973 and a year later moved to Tuscola, IL, where they lived for 22 years. He worked at Rockome Gardens and later at Tuscola First National Bank as a custodian.Charles was an avid gardener. Raising cucumbers and turnips and many other vegetables he found great joy in sharing the harvest with his family and friends and some restaurants. He also enjoyed raising pets and livestock. Charles was a strong man of faith making it easy to be a living husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

William Harlin
SULLIVAN - William E. "Bill" Harlin, 49, of Sullivan died at 8:24 am. Saturday (Feb. 3, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Reed Funeral Home with Greg McLain officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post 68. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.He was born May 28, 1951, in Macon County, the son of Joe E. and Mabel M. Adrian Harlin. He married Betty McMahan in 1972; she survives.Other survivors include a son, Billy Harlin of Lovington; daughters Wendy Brown of Sullivan and Teesha Wildman of Beaman, Iowa; sisters Marie Yarnell of Bethany and Roberta Lewis of Mode; and five grandchildren.Mr. Harlin worked at Harshman P. H and E. for 20 years and currently was a plant engineer at HydroGear in Sullivan. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war. He was a member of the Sullivan American Legion Post 68 and Sullivan VFW Post 6410. Memorials may be made to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Winona Lampe
MATTOON - Winona Lampe of Mattoon died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Estaline Miller
GREENUP - Estaline Miller, 96, of Greenup died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3, 2001) at Heartland Manor Nursing home, Casey.The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup, with the Rev. Tim Schautz officiating. Burial will be in Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.She was born Sept. 22, 1904, in Cumberland County, the daughter of David and Gertrude Mattoon Miller. Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Tracey of Geneva; a nephew and great-nieces.Mrs. Miller was a teacher in Montrose and Hazel Dell. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenup, the Cumberland County Historic Society, Greenup Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma and a charter member of the Civic Club.

Alice Rue
CASEY - Alice Marie Rue, 81, of Casey died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 3, 2001) at her home. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the White Oak Church of God in Casey with the Rev. Kenny Inman and the Rev. Dan Ledley officiating. Burial will be in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home in Casey.She was born Oct. 8, 1919, in Tilton, a daughter of Wesley and Mary Mumford Ripple. She married Alonzo R. Rue in 1937; he survives.Other survivors include eight sons, Robert Rue of Morton, Ron Rue of Casey, Ben Rue of Lawrenceville, John Rue of Peotone, Richard Rue of Houston, Texas, Tony Rue of Katy, Texas, Jack Rue of Martinsville and Rodney Rue of Pekin; five daughters, Mary Sue Watson of Neoga, Bonnie Baird of Martinsville, Andrea Rue at home, Julie Briggs of Danville and Melanie Evans of Friendswood, Texas; one brother, Albert Ripple of Danville; 39 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters and one great-grandchild.Mrs. Rue had been a food service worker for 30 years at Rue's Cafe, Birchwood, Casey High School and Eastern Illinois University. She was a member of Casey White Oak Church of God.Memorials may be made to the Casey White Oak Church of God.

James Upchurch
MATTOON - James Upchurch, 66, of Mattoon died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) at the Douglas Care and Rehabilitation Center.Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Joe Walden
GREENUP - Joe Walden, 92, of Greenup died at 6:20 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup with the Rev. Roger James officiating. Burial will be in Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.He was born June 21, 1908, in Cumberland County, the son of Joe and Cary Zade (Harrell) Walden. He married Flossie M. Stevens in 1930; she died in 1999.Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Schreiber of Sullivan, nieces and nephews.He was also preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.Mr. Walden was a retired farmer and a member of the Mount Zion Block Church in rural Greenup.

Betty Wheeler
ASHMORE - Betty C. Wheeler, 78, of Ashmore died at 5:30 a.m. Friday (Feb. 2, 2001) at her home.The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup with the Rev. Gary England officiating. Burial will be in the Island Creek Cemetery in Jasper County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Coles County, the daughter of Ralph and Goldie Clark Cox.Survivors include a son, Jesse Wheeler of Froid, Mont.; two daughters, Lynn Burch of Charleston and Elaine Clark of Froid, Mont.; a brother, Clifford Cox of Florida; sisters Clara of Harlowton, Mont., and Annetta of Culbertson, Mont., Jeanetta Phillips of Florida; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by two brothers.Mrs. Wheeler was a retired registered nurse. She was a former member of the Jubilee Christian Church in Charleston and had served as a missionary in several foreign countries. 

James Gibbons
MOSES LAKE, Wash. - James Richard Gibbons, 82, of Moses Lake, Wash., formerly of Mattoon, died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001).Arrangements are incomplete at the Keyser Funeral Home, Moses Lake, Wash.Elsie HundmanElsie Marie Hundman, age 88, of Mattoon, formerly of Blooomington, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday February 1, 2001, at the Douglas Care and Rehabilitation.Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Father Herman J. Niebrugge officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Private visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Elsie was born February 7, 1912, in Alma Township, Marion County, Illinois a daughter of Albert and Alice Marlow White, both of whom preceded her in death. Elsie married Thornton Smith on August 23, 1930 and he preceded her in death on September 15, 1932. Elsie later married Ollie Hundman, who also preceded her in death in 1985.Survivors include one son, Ronald Smith and wife Jeanne of Mattoon; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Mary Ann Leichtenberg and husband Larry, and their family of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Martha Lee Glad and husband Bill and their family of International Falls, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Evelyn White of Salem and several nieces and nephews.Mrs. Hundman was employed by the City of Bloomington in the engineering department at the time of her retirement. Elsie was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland c/o Schilling Funeral Home. 

Rita Lee
MARTINSVILLE - Rita Lee, 67, of rural Martinsville, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001) at the Heartland Manor Nursing Home, Casey.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Mark Doane officiating. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, rural Martinsville. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.She was born May 11, 1933, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Raymond and Eva Cline Goodwin. She married George Burton Lee in 1951; he survives.Also surviving are two daughters, Pamela Kadow of Springfield and Sharyl Perisho of Martinsville; two brothers, William Goodwin of Omaha, Neb., and Jack Goodwin of Seymour, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.Mrs. Lee was a homemaker and member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Marjorie Ratts
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. - Marjorie June Ratts, 81, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Oakland, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at Manatee Memorial Hospital.Burial was in Florida National Cemetery. The Lewers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Surviving are her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Larry of Bridgeport, Pa., and Gary of Wausau, Wis.; one daughter, Judith Roseberry of Exton, Pa.; two brothers, James L. Swinford of Mattoon and Maurice L. Swinford of Herrin; one sister, Alberta Kathleen Beck of Charleston; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Mrs. Ratts was a member of the First Christian Church of Sun City Center, Fla., former member of the Trinity Baptist Church, and member of the Sun City Center Square Dance Club and the Round Dancing Club.

Everett Arterburn
BARTONVILLE - Everett H. Arterburn, 84, of Bartonville, formerly of Sullivan, died at 3:18 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001) in Fondulac Woods Health Care Center, East Peoria.The funeral will be 6 p.m. Saturday at the Maxwell Road Church of God, Bartonville, with the Rev. Ted Deal officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Another service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.He was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Sullivan, the son of Potter E. and Phama E. Kirby Aterburn. He married Elsie Eleanora Lee in 1938; she survives.Also surviving are three sons, Bernard of Bartonville, Neil of Peoria and Warren of Chillicothe; one daughter, Marcia Leadman of Huntington, W.Va; one brother, Edward of Peoria; two sisters, Myrtle Foster of Bethany and Lois Bowen of Moweaqua; and seven grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two half brothers.Mr. Arterburn was a welder for Wabco in Peoria. He was a member of the Maxwell Road Church of God, Bartonville, and the Boilermakers Local in Peoria.

Tammy Lewis
TUSCOLA - Tammy Lynn Lewis, 23, of Tuscola, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at the Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with the Rev. Elizabeth Killeen and the Rev. Kent Conover officiating. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. She was born Aug. 31, 1977, in Tuscola, the daughter of William Steven Lewis and Diana Lynn Conner Risley. Surviving are her mother of Tuscola; her stepfather, Kevin Risley of Tuscola; one sister, Amy Reinhart of Tuscola; three stepbrothers, Kevin Risley Jr. of Arthur, Wayne Risley of Louisville and Quinton Risley of Arcola; and grandparents Harland "Hop" and Nancy Conner of Tuscola, and Bill and Flossie Risley of Arthur. She was preceded in death by her father.Memorials may be made to Swann Special Care Center, Champaign.

Rachel Lindeman
SALEM, Ore. - Rachel Virginia Lindeman, 85, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Arcola, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Salem Memorial Hospital in Salem, Ore.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, with the Rev. Margaret Misal officiating. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.She was born Aug. 17, 1915, in Axtel, Ky., the daughter of Lonnie and Elizabeth Chancellor Vandiver. She married Leon Lindeman in 1936; he died in 1992.Surviving are one son, Richard Lindeman of Huntsville, Texas; two daughters, Lois Jackson of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Debra Murphy of Salem, Ore.; two sisters, Alta Epling of Mount Zion and Joyce Sterner of Coolidge, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one brother.Mrs. Lindeman retired from the University of Illinois as a lab technician for the Veterinary Medical Sciences Department and the Home Economics Department. She was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church.

Virginia McDuffie
MATTOON - Virginia Ellen McDuffie, 90, of Mattoon, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at the Treemont Nursing Center in Dallas.The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Burial will be in Beals Cemetery, Trilla. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.She was born Dec. 23, 1910, in New Salem, the daughter of Charles and Lilly Highland. She married Homer Morris McDuffie in 1930; he died in 1990.Surviving are two sons, Brian McDuffie of Rowlett, Texas, and Leroy McDuffie of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Carol Rommell of Irving, Texas, and Farrell Lotts of Fort Myers, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Mrs. McDuffie was a retired clerk of Bridges Drug Store in Mattoon.

J. Dale Roberts
BRADENTON, Fla. - J. Dale Roberts, 90, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, died Jan. 30, 2001, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla.A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ. The Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.He was born Dec. 27, 1910, in Coles County.Surviving are his companion, Dorothy "Dottie" Roof of Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Mr. Roberts retired as dean of vocational and technical education from Lake Land College in Mattoon. He was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, the AF & AM in Mattoon, Scottish Rite in East St. Louis, Ansar Temple in Springfield, a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1511 in Bradenton.

Lawrence Wilkin
CASEY - Lawrence E. Wilkin, 88, of Casey, died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001) at his residence.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Markwell Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Gene Southard officiating. Burial will be in Casey Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday.He was born June 6, 1912, in Crawford County, the son of Otis and Lena Bell Wilson Wilkin. He married Maxine Coleman in 1938. She died in 1986. Surviving is special friend, Alice Sipus of Casey.He was preceded in death by one brother and one daughter.Mr. Wilkin was a member of Operator/Engineers Union Local 841 of Terre Haute, Ind., the Casey Moose Lodge and the Champaign Eagles Club.

Joseph Dilley
Joseph L. Dilley, age 76, of rural Neoga, Illinois, formerly of Camarillo, California, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois.Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon with Father Herman J. Niebrugge officiating. Interment services will follow at the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.Joseph was born March 16, 1924, at Beach, North Dakota, a son of George and Bertha Utez Dilley. He married Jean Laing on July 3, 1953.Survivors include his wife, Jean Dilley of rural Neoga, Illinois; three daughters, Jolane Jewell and husband Allen of Neoga, Laurel Boles and husband Ron of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Cheri Borgaro and husband Joseph of Albany, Oregon; one brother, Lyle Dilley of Shaver Lake, Calif.; one sister, Anne Francbandera of Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.Mr. Dilley was retired as production manager from Northrop Corporation in the Aerospace industry. He was an Army/Air Force Veteran, Ex-P.O.W. of World War II, and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Frances Baugher
WINDSOR - Frances "Sweetheart" Baugher, 85, of Windsor died at 6:30 p.m. Monday (January 29, 2001) at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with Rev. Richard Eident officiating assisted by Rev. Lana Robyne. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery.She was born October 9, 1915, in Alton, IL, the daughter of Albert and Ollie Florence Arnett Weaver. She married Frank Baugher September 12, 1936, in Decatur and he preceded her in death October 8, 1996.She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Windsor.Surviving are sons, Richard Baugher and wife Susan of Windsor, Dan Baugher and wife Brenda of Windsor; daughters, Nancy Sanders and husband Leo of Windsor, Karen Rauch and husband Robert of Sullivan; brother, William Weaver of Mt. Carmel; sister, Jane Boose of Decatur; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.One brother has preceded her in death.Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Windsor or the Windsor Ambulance Service.

Eva Briscoe
SULLIVAN - Eva M. Briscoe, 94, of Sullivan, died at 11:02 a.m. January 31, 2001, in the Eastview Terrace Nursing Home, Sullivan.Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. In the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, visitation will be one hour before service time. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials: Highway Church of Christ, Sullivan or the Alzheimer's Association.She was born on February 27, 1906, in Arthur, the daughter of Columbus and Minnie Clark Sutton. She was a member of the Highway Church of Christ, Sullivan, Rebekah Lodge, Sullivan. She married Arthur Mervin Briscoe on December 26, 1931, in Terre Haute, and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1966.Surviving are a brother: Vernon Sutton of Taylorville; niece; Joyce Fish of Sullivan, sister-in-law; Donella Davis of Sullivan; brother-in-law, Dorman Shirey of Sullivan; special friend; Carolyn Houser of Sullivan. Several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Matthew Cahill
Matthew Troy Cahill, 22, of Noblesville, Indiana died Friday Jan. 26, 2001 in an automobile accident in Grant County, Indiana.He was born Oct. 25, 1978 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the beloved son of John William Jr. and RaeDel Susan (Willis) Cahill formerly of Mattoon. They survive. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother Jon Michael Cahill of Hot Springs, S.D., grandparents Virgil Charles and Geraldine (Miller) Willis of Mattoon and John William Sr. and Dorothy (Kadish) Cahill of Northport, FL (formerly of Mattoon). Also surviving are his Aunt and Uncle, Art and Brenda (Willis) Hall of Mattoon, Aunt Nancy Cahill of Indianapolis, Aunt Sally Cahill of Michigan, Aunt Peggy Leitch of New Mexico, Cousin Eric P. Hall of Mattoon and Cousin Maggie Leitch also of Mattoon and best friend Rachel Elizabeth Dryden of Indianapolis.Matt was a senior at Purdue University majoring in Electrical Engineering. He was on an intramural soccer and intramural basketball team there. He was a member of Purdue Campus House and Campus Crusade for Christ at Purdue where he served on an evangelism team and was a Bible study leader.Matt was a 1997 graduate of Hamilton Heights High School where he served as senior class president as well as student body president. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Atheletes, was inducted into the National Honor Society, attended Boys State, was Captain of the soccer team and on the basketball and track team. He was a member of the Arcadia Christian Church.A celebration of his life was held Tues. Jan. 30, 2001 at the Cicero Christian Church with Rev. J.R. Moffatt officiating. Burial was in Cicero Cemetary.Memorial contributions may be made to the Campus Crusade for Christ, c/o Hartley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 476, Arcadia, Indiana 46030.

EVA C. HONN
MATTOON - Eva C. Honn, 83, of Mattoon, went to Rest in the arms of Jesus at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at Mattoon Health Care Center.A service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Doctor Donald Selvidge officiating. Interment will follow in Arcola Cemetery. The family will receive guests at visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Eva was born April 29, 1917 daughter of A.C.B. and Nellie C. Payne Honn. She was born on her grandfather's farm northeast of Humboldt, near Walnut Grove Church. In 1920, her family moved to Kemp, Illinois.Survivors include two brothers, Carter E. Honn of Sullivan and Loren D. Honn of Champaign; and two sisters: Edith M. Hoots of Decatur and Mary G. Coslet of Tuscola. She was preceded in death by her parents.She attended grade school at Kemp, and high school at Hindsboro. She first taught at Allison Grade School, northeast of Arcola, then in the Kansas and Gays school districts, before moving to the Mattoon school district in 1944. Here, she taught at the former Longfellow and Lowell grade schools. She then was the first principal of the new Franklin School in 1959. It was at Franklin where she completed her forty-five years of service in public education, retiring in 1982.Miss Honn's service in education extended beyond her roles as principal and teacher. She served at various times on committees and boards. She was also a strong supporter of parent-teacher organizations, and was awarded a life membership in the Mattoon P.T.A. She was a member of the Church of Christ on DeWitt Avenue in Mattoon, a lifetime member and Past President of the Coles County Retired Teacher's Association, lifetime member of the Illinois Education Association, member of the Coles County Council on Aging, where she became involved with the RSVP program in 1985. Through this group, she helped the Mattoon Library set up a substation in the Mattoon Senior Citizens Center and was an active volunteer in the telecare and hospice programs. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women. She was nominated by the Coles County Council on Aging and inducted September 4, 1999 into the Senior Illinois Hall of Fame, for her lifelong dedication to education. She was awarded the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Volunteer of the Year Award for her work with the Coles County Council on Aging. In 1995, she was given the Coles County Historical Society nomination for outstanding RSVP Volunteer of the Year. In addition to her volunteer work, she enjoyed planting and maintaining flowers at her home.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland or the Church of Christ on DeWitt Avenue in Mattoon. 

David Latch
NEOGA, Ill. - David Ray Latch, 41, of rural Neoga, Illinois, died at 6 p.m. Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at his residence.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001) at the Gaskill Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Massengill of Neoga, officiating. No visitation. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.He was born August 15, 1959, in Mattoon, Illinois, the son of Ray A. and Pauline V. (Thompson) Latch.Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Dennis (Sue) Williams of Stewardson, Ill.; niece, Lauri Williams of Hord, Ill.; close friends, Ken and Jenean Koester of Charleston, Ill.He was preceded in death by his parents.Mr. Latch was a customer service and quotation manager for the P & H Manufacturing Co. of Shelbyville, Ill. He also owned the Neoga Package Liquors in Neoga, Ill. He was a member of the Gaskill United Methodist Church in Shelby County, Ill.Memorials may be made to the Gaskill United Methodist Chur ch or, Gaskill Cemetery, Ash Grove Township, Shelby County, Illinois.

Juanita Waggoner
CHARLESTON, IL - Juanita June Margaret Waggoner, age 71 of Charleston, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2001 at her home. Services celebrating her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 with Reverend Dale Beck officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. this evening (Wednesday). Services and visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Following the services, interment will be held at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon.Juanita was born April 2, 1929, in Rural Humboldt, Coles County, Illinois the daughter of Oscar and Eunice (Clow) Seaman. She married Aden Waggoner on February 10, 1951 in Charleston.Survivors include her husband, Aden Waggoner of Charleston; four children, Terry Waggoner and his wife Fran of rural Charleston, Keith Waggoner and his wife Angie of Mattoon, Illinois, Dorothy Waggoner of Charleston and Darrell Waggoner of Peoria, Illinois; Two grandchildren, Brandy Waggoner and Joshua Waggoner, both of Charleston and one nephew, Ron Seaman of Washington State. She was preceded by her parents and one sister, Dorothy Ranier.Juanita was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston. She retired from Eastern Illinois University after serving on the staff in Booth Library for twenty-eight years. Her hobbies included playing cards, raising rosebushes, cooking, cake decorating and playing the piano. Her treasures were her family, and Aden, Terry, Fran, Dorothy, Keith, Angie, Darrell, Brandy, Joshua and Ron will warmly remember her as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.Juanita's family requests that memorials in honor of her be made to Hospice of Lincolnland. Memorials may be made during the visitation or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

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