Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Mernal E. 'Coop" Cartwright
CHARLESTON - Mernal Evelyn "Coop" Cartwright, age 85, of Charleston passed away on Monday, February 26, 2001 at her home. Services celebrating her life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 2 with Reverend Bill Boaz officiating. Visitation will be held Friday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Services and visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Following the services, interment will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon.Mernal was born April 12, 1915, in Clark County, Illinois the daughter of William and Hazel (Baumgartner) Cooper. She married Edgar E. "Ed" Cartwright in Missouri on February 17, 1940. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1998.Surviving are her children, Carl Cartwright and his wife Kathy of Charleston and Karen Gray and her husband Jim of Neoga, Illinois. Also surviving are grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jonathan Cartwright at home; Jeff Gray of Oahu, Hawaii and his children Justin, Lindsay and Jack; Cara Gray of Breese, Illinois and her children Devin and Westley; Chris Cartwright of Morrison, Colorado and his wife Kari and their children Cody, Shelby and Emily; five brothers and one sister. She was preceded by her husband, her parents, a brother and a sister.Coop was employed for many years as a cook in the Charleston School System. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of Charleston.In lieu of flowers, Coop's family requests that memorials in honor of her be made to Lincolnland Hospice. Memorials may be made at the service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Lois Ingram
TOLEDO - Lois Jean Ingram, 68, of Toledo, died at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Toledo First Baptist Church with the Rev. William Roan officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery, rural Spring Point Township. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo.She was born April 12, 1932, in Webster City, Iowa, the daughter of Joe and Caroline Brinkman Jackson. She married Cleave Ingram in 1958; he survives.Also surviving are four sons, Joe Henson of Montrose, Doug Henson and Jack Ingram, both of Toledo, and John Ingram of Sullivan; two daughters, Kathryn Elson of Terre Haute, Ind., and Norma Marshall of Toledo; one sister, Norma Smith of Champaign; and nine grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one sister.Mrs. Ingram had worked at the Cumberland Nursing Center and at Kern Manufacturing, Neoga. She was a member of the Toledo First Baptist Church.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Toledo.

Karen Seelow
SULLIVAN - Karen L. Seelow, 44, of Perry, Mo., formerly of Sullivan, died Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2001) at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Woodrow Simpson
CASEY - Woodrow W. Simpson, 88, of Casey, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2001) at Heartland Manor Nursing Center in Casey.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home in Casey with Pastor Terry Blanchard officiating. Burial will be in Partlow Cemetery in Casey. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.He was born July 24, 1912, in Carlyle, the son of James Newton and Hannah Elizabeth Cribelar Simpson. He married Violet M. Madlem in 1942; she survives.Also surviving are one stepson, Bob Dillier of Casey.He was preceded in death by one infant son, eight brothers, five sisters and two infant siblings.Mr. Simpson worked at a stone quarry and had retired from farming.

Goldie "Betty" Walker
Goldie Elizabeth "Betty" Walker, age 69, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2001, at her daughter's residence.Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 2:00 p.m. Today at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Steve Massengill officiating. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time Today at the funeral home.Betty was born October 2, 1931, in Chesterville, a daughter of Cecil and Gladys Scott Ealy. She married Clarence R. Walker on May 15, 1948, in Coles County. He passed away on January 2, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her father.Survivors include two son, Clarence R. Walker Jr. and wife Brenda of Charleston and Troy A. Walker of Tinsley Park; three daughters, Vicki D. Archer and husband Larry of Bradenton, Fla., Doris C. Winkleblack and husband Ernie of Mattoon and Becky A. Inman and husband Chuck of Bradenton, Fla.; her mother and stepfather, Gladys Turner and husband Rob of Princeton, Ind.; one brother, Everett Ealy and wife Pat of Watseka; five sisters, Edith Fransler and husband Everett of Cerro Gordo, Shirley Spence and husband O. C., Lois Robb and husband Roy, and Donna Bullock and husband Dean, all of Princeton, Ind., and Sandy Wright and husband Bill of Patoka, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Jack Gardner, Angela Carr and husband Dennis, Amanda Winkleblack, Nathan Winkleblack, Casey Herschberger, Charles Mason, Jason Walker, Jeremy Smith and Tyler Winkleblack; and three great-grandchildren.Mrs. Walker was a homemaker.

Leona Brown
Ida "Leona" Brown, age 84, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at Noon on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Schilling Funeral Home with Rebekah rites at 7:00 p.m.Leona was born September 18, 1916, in Coles County, a daughter of John Oliver and Bertha LeGrand Wilson. She married Dale Russell Brown on August 11, 1935, in Neoga. He preceded her in death on August 11, 1954. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Joe Wilson, and one sister, Jessie Easton. Survivors include four sons, Paul Duane Brown and wife Wanda of Pinckney, Mich., James Harold Brown and wife Patricia of Mattoon, David Wilson Brown of Glen Carbon, and Glenn Alan Brown and wife Claire of Garden City, Mich.; one daughter, Caroline Brown and husband Richard Stevens of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Delores "Dee" Claybaugh Jackson of West Bend, Wisc.; ten grandchildren, Jay Brown, Rex Brown, and Tad Brown all of Mattoon and Randy, Elaine, Leticia, Tammy, Sarah, Ben and Katie; and eleven great-grandchildren.Mrs. Brown was formerly employed at Young's Department Store in Mattoon and retired from Amity Leather Products in West Bend, Wisc. She was a member of the Pioneer Unit of Home Bureau, West Paradise Unit, First United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge Faith 805 in Etna.Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Taylor Cuppy
CHARLESTON - Taylor Makenzie Cuppy, infant daughter of Troy and Jeanie Carter Cuppy, was stillborn at 9:03 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.A service will be conducted at a later date. The Caudill-King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Surviving are her parents of Charleston; three half brothers, Christopher Carter of Woodstock, Ga., and Travis Cuppy and Matthew Carter, both of Charleston; one half sister, Amanda Carter of Charleston; paternal grandparents, Brenda Cuppy of Charleston and Larry Cuppy of Sun City, Ariz.; maternal grandparents, Frank and Hilda Carter of Woodstock, Ga.; and paternal great-grandmothers, Ida Cuppy and Esther King, both of Charleston.

Eileen Dukeman
Eileen Marie Dukeman, 60, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2001, at her residence in Tuscola, IL.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, 201 E. Van Allen in Tuscola, IL. Rev. Allen Kemme will officiate. Burial will be in the Tuscola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.Eileen was born December 9, 1940 in Effingham, IL. She was a daughter of Henry and Opal (Vaultenberg) Moon. She married Buddy G. Dukeman on September 2, 1961 in Effingham, IL.She is survived by her: husband, Buddy G. Dukeman of Tuscola, IL; two sons, Greg Dukeman and hsi wife Margaret of Huntsville, AL and Stan Dukeman and his wife Rene of MacClenny, FL; two daughters, Cindy Dukeman of Springfield, IL and Kathy Rooney and her husband Patrick of Racine, WI; three brothers, Charles Moon of Effingham, IL, Jim Moon and his wife Evelyn of Dieterich, IL and Jerry Moon and his wife Shirley of Teutopolis, IL; one sister, Evelyn Flowers and her friend Eddie Richey of Louisville, IL; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jessica, Melissa , Caroline Rooney, Anton and Alexandra Dukeman, Brittney Jackson and Nicholas and Brock Dukeman.She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 brother, Robert Moon; and 1 sister, Henrietta Backs.Eileen was a member of Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola.Following high school she worked for Consolidated Communications in Effingham and later worked for GTE Telephone Company in Tuscola as a switchboard operator. She had also been employed at Dekalb Seed Company in Tuscola.She enjoyed growing flowers, arts and crafts, listening to country music and spending time with family and friends.Memorials may be made to the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola, The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 730, E. Vine, Suite 209, Springfield, IL 62703, or the donor's choice.

Arvie Elder
ARCOLA - Arvie True Elder, 96, of Arcola, IL, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2001, at the Arcola Health Care in Arcola, IL.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL. Rev. Barney Wells will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery, Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.Arvie was born April 26, 1904, in Short Creek, KY. She was a daughter of Archie and Lillie (Allen) Edwards. She married Willie Kane Elder on March 31, 1924 in Short Creek, KY. He passed away October 20, 1967.She is survived by: two sons, Ivan Elder and his wife Mary Ann of Mattoon, IL and Larry Elder and his wife Linda of Hazel Dell, IL; two daughters, Ruby Gray and her husband Tom of Assumption, IL and Pansy Bumpus and her husband Mac of Charleston, IL; one sister, Dora Hendrickson and her husband Wayne of Sun City, FL; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willie; one son, Denzil; two grandchildren, Rusty and Lonnie Elder; four brothers, Paul, Dewell, Golden, and Bloomell; 6 sisters, Ida Gilcrest, Christine Collins, Nellie Willis, Rhea Fentress, Dale Day and Maggie Ashley Johnson.Arvie was a devout Christian woman.Arvie was very attentive to memorization; she had memorized presidents, vice presidents, states and their capitals and state birds and flowers. She also had a great love for poetry.Memorials may be made to the Illini Children's Home.

Thomas Flick Sr.
WINDSOR - Thomas Dallas Flick Sr., 88, of Windsor, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday (Feb. 26, 2001) at Sunrise Care Center, Mattoon.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.He was born Sept. 19, 1912, in Effingham County, the son of Daniel and Lala Brewer Flick. He married Lillie Belle Osborn in 1937; she died in 1980.Surviving are five sons, Thomas D. Flick Jr. of Windsor, John D. Flick of Sullivan, Jerry L. Flick of Mitchell, Neb., Daniel Flick of Windsor and Andrew Flick of Mattoon; five daughters, Velta McWhorter of Effingham, Lucille Welton, Dorothy Eggers and Debbie Gray, all of Mattoon, and Rosie Flick of Charleston; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.Mr. Flick Sr. was employed at Quality Wood in Windsor and Superior Manufacturing and Moody Manufacturing, both of Mattoon.

Kaleb Hayes
CHARLESTON - Kaleb Joshua Hayes, 6 months, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.The graveside funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, with the Rev. Kenneth Pate officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

Mary McKinstry
SEAGOVILLE, Texas - Mary Lu McKinstry, 59, of Seagoville, Texas, formerly of Toledo, died Feb. 17, 2001, at her residence. Family Funeral Care, Mesquite, Texas, was in charge of the arrangements.She was born Jan. 13, 1942, in Toledo. She married Laurence McKinstry; he survives.Also surviving are her mother, Mary Adams of Toledo; one son, Jerome Andrew McKinstry; one daughter, Angela Lewis; one brother, Wendell Adams of Toledo; and two sisters, Janet Myres of Seagoville, Texas, and Sharon Hardy of Toledo.Mrs. McKinstry attended the Spirit Walk Church.

June Padgett
FLORA - June Henderson Padgett, 83, of Flora, died Monday (Feb. 26, 2001) at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clay City Methodist Church. Burial will be in Clay City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the church. The Hasselton/Boukout Funeral Home in Clay City is in charge of the arrangements.She was born June 25, 1917, in Clay City, the daughter of Curtis and Floy Henderson. She married James L. Padgett in 1939; he survives.Also surviving are three sons, James M. Padgett of Charleston, Patrick Padgett of Paris and Jeffrey Padgett of Carlinville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one brother.Mrs. Padgett was a homemaker and school teacher. She was a member of the Clay City Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Clay City Methodist Church Building Fund.

James Sharp
METTER, Ga. - James Stephen Sharp, 63, of Metter, Ga., formerly of Mattoon, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2001) at his residence.Private family services were conducted.He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Coles County, the son of John and Nellie Sharp.Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Henes of Orlando, Fla., and two grandchildren.Mr. Sharp had worked as an electrician at Columbian Machine in Mattoon. Later, he served as a Christian missionary at a children's orphanage in Nicaragua. He was a member of the Marinatha Christian Center.

Mary Smart
SHELBYVILLE - Mary Janice Smart, 84, of Shelbyville, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 25, 2001) in her residence.A private family graveside service will be Wednesday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.She was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Sullivan, the daughter of Clark A. and M. Clare Perkins Gibson. She married W. Roy Smart in 1938; he died in 1984.Surviving are three sons, Gib Smart and Denny Smart, both of Shelbyville, and Steve Smart of Bloomington; two daughters, Sally Lash of Findlay and Barbara Adams of Gobles, Mich.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.Mrs. Smart worked for Sta-Rite Ginnie Lou in Shelbyville during World War II, and later for Knuth's, Dillow's Drug Store, Turner's Hallmark Shoppe, and Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, all of Shelbyville. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star 69, both of Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the Janice Smart Animal Fund.

Mrs. Mildred Storm
NEOGA, Illinois - Mrs. Mildred Livingston Storm, 70, of Neoga, Illinois, formerly at Green Bay Wisconsin, died at 3:34 a.m. Monday (February 26, 2001) at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, Ill.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 28, 2001) at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga, Ill., with the Rev. Judith Curry of Neoga officiating. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery, Neoga, Ill. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.She was born September 14, 1930 in Mattoon, Illinois, the daughter of Starling B. and Mabel (Hood) Phillips. She married Harry L. Livingston on Nov. 9, 1946 in Mattoon, Illinois; he died on Dec. 16, 1972. She later married J. David Storm of Green Bay, Wisc., he passed away Dec. 12, 2000.Survivors include a son, Larry Livingston and wife Paulette of Effingham, Ill.; daughters, Mrs. Tommy (Brenda) Himes of Neoga, Ill., and Mrs. Jim (Marilyn) Smyser of rural Neoga, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sue Livingston of Neoga, Ill.; brothers, Kenneth Phillips of Allenville, Ill., Bob Phillips of Victorville, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Betty Dink of Pontiac, Ill. and Mrs. Irene Reynolds of North Port, Fla.; special niece, Mrs. Jeanette Arneson of Janesville, Wisc.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, David Livingston; two brothers; two sisters; and one grandson, Larry Livingston.Mrs. Storm was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Neoga. Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian Village, Neoga, Ill.

Annette Tramm
CHAMPAIGN - Annette B. Tramm, 85, of Champaign, formerly of Neoga and Kankakee, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at her residence.A private family graveside service will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the Neoga Memorial Cemetery, Neoga. No visitation is planned. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.She was born March 9, 1915, in Neoga, the daughter of Oscar W. and Anna C. Capper Blomquist. She married Gilbert E. Tramm; he died in 1970.Surviving are two sons, Tom Tramm of Wilmette and Capper Tramm of Ashville, N.C.; one daughter, Martha Beaumont of Champaign; one brother, J. Robert Blomquist of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.Mrs. Tramm was a retired high school teacher at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Champaign and the Needle Worker's Guild in Kankakee.

Goldie Walker
MATTOON - Goldie Elizabeth "Betty" Walker, 69, of Mattoon, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 25, 2001) at her daughter's residence.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Massengill officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.She was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Chesterville, the daughter of Cecil and Gladys Scott Ealy. She married Clarence R. Walker in 1948; he died in 1994. Surviving are two sons, Clarence R. Walker Jr. of Charleston and Troy A. Walker of Tinsley Park; three daughters, Vicki D. Archer of Bradenton, Fla., Doris C. Winkleblack of Mattoon and Becky A. Enloe of Florida; her mother, Gladys Turner of Princeton, Ind.; one brother, Everett Ealy of Watseka; five sisters, Edith Fransler of Cerro Gordo, Shirley Spence, Lois Robb, Donna Bullock, all of Princeton, Ind., and Sandy Wright of Patoka, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.Mrs. Walker was a homemaker.

Paul Zang
GREENUP - Paul M. Zang, 81, of rural Greenup, Illinois, died at 8 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 25, 2001) at his residence.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday (March 1, 2001) at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, in Neoga, Illinois, with the Rev. Roger James of Greenup, officiating. Burial will be in Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will begin at Noon Thursday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday conducted by the Toledo Masonic Lodge No. 834 also at the funeral home.He was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Enola, Penn., the son of Foster and Annie (Raffensberger) Zang. He married Alvirda Benner on Nov. 1, 1939, in Mifflintown, Penn.Survivors include his wife, Alvirda Zang of rural Greenup, Ill.; sons, Thomas M. Zang and wife Sandy of rural Greenup, Ill. and Steven F. Zang and wife Kim of Carbondale, Ill.; daughter, Mrs. Roy (Nancy) Souder of Zephyrhills, Fla.; brothers, Lucian Zang of Okeechobee, Fla., Gene Zang of Ruby, Mich., and John Zang of New Bloomfield, Penn.; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Winters of Elizabethtown, Penn.; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one son, Paul; one daughter, Robin; one brother and four sisters.Mr. Zang was a retired truck driver, the owner and operator of Kenosha Auto Transport in Kenosha, Wis. He attended the New Hope Church in rural Greenup, and was a member of the Toledo Masonic Lodge # 834 of Toledo, Ill., Eastern Star Chapter #231 of Toledo, Ill., and the Danville Consistory, Danville, Ill.Memorials may be made to New Hope Church in rural Greenup, Ill. and Lincoln Land Hospice, Mattoon.

Betty Baldwin
SHELBYVILLE ­ Betty Lou Baldwin, 75, of Shelbyville died at 10:15 a.m. Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at her residence.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville with the Rev. David McHenry officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home.She was born July 9, 1925, in Shelby County, the daughter of Wilburn and Della Maude Miller Rodman. She married Dwight Baldwin in 1942. He survives.Also surviving are one son, Roger Baldwin of Shelbyville; one daughter, Karen Gatson of Shelbyville; one brother, Junior Rodman of Findlay; one sister, Jeanette Beasley of Shelbyville; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.Mrs. Baldwin was a nurse's aid at Shelbyville Memorial Hospital and a member of the Cornerstone Community Fellowship. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Community Fellowship, Lincolnland Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Mary Routh Beem
NEOGA ­ Mary Routh Beem, age 95, of Neoga, formerly of Mattoon, passed away 8:40 a.m. Sunday, February 25, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Dickson officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.Mary Routh Beem was born February 13, 1906 at Connersville, Indiana, a daughter of Harrison and Cora Lee Waltz Bottles. She married Harlan Dennett Beem December 3, 1927 at Greencastle, Indiana; he preceded her in death March 16, 1964. Surviving is a God-daughter, Patty Stiff and her husband Lew of Mattoon, their children Lisa Bond and her husband Brett and children Ashley, Amanda and Amber all of Mattoon and Greg Stiff and his wife Marcia of Apopka, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.Mrs. Beem was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mattoon and served as choir director for thirteen years. She earned a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois and served as acting Coles County Superintendent of Schools during World War II. She retired as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School at Southern Illinois University and was a Certified Professional Secretary. Mrs. Beam was a fifty one year member of Elect Lady Chapter #40 Order of the Eastern Star, the National Secretaries Association, the State Universities Annuitants Association, Sarah's Circle and the Quadrangle Reading Club. Mrs. Beem was voted National Secretary of the Year in 1963.Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Jack Bennett
EFFINGHAM ­ Jack Bennett, 81, of Effingham died at 2:22 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 25, 2001) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital.The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wed-nesday at the First Christian Church in Effingham. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.He was born Dec. 9, 1919, in St. Elmo, the son of Harland D. and Clura V. Askins Bennett. He married Ruby Crumbaugh in 1939. She survives.Also surviving are one son, Gary L. Bennett of Lexington, Mo.; one daughter, Audrine Hubbartt of Mattoon; one sister, Joyce Eyestone of Fredricksburg, Va.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Mr. Bennett was the owner/operator of Ruby's Propane Gas Co. in Effingham and supervisor of Douglas Township. He was a U.S. WW II veteran and member of the First Christian Church in Effingham.Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the donor's choice.

Fern Blaase
ARTHUR ­ Fern E. Blaase, 86, of Arthur died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001) at Carle Foundation Hospital.The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Vine Street Christian Church in Arthur with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Shrader Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.She was born Nov. 23, 1914, in rural Garrett, a daughter of Sylvan E. and Vinnie G. Jividen Wildman. She married Floyd Thompson Blaase in 1938. He died in 1970.Surviving are two brothers, S.R. and Kenneth Wildman, both of Rock Island, and two sisters, Esther Von Lankin and Grace Dick, both of Tuscola.She was also preceded in death by two brothers.Mrs. Blaase was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 427 of Arthur.Memorials may be made to the Vine Street Christian Church.

Arvie Elder
ARCOLA ­ Arvie True Elder, 96, of Arcola died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001) at Arcola Health Care Center.The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola with the Rev. Barney Wells officiating. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.She was born April 26, 1904, in Short Creek, Ky., the daughter of Archie and Lillie Allen Edwards. She married Willie Kane Elder in 1924. He died in 1967. Surviving are two sons, Ivan Elder of Mattoon and Larry Elder of Hazel Dell; two daughters Ruby Gray of Assumption and Pansy Bumpus of Charleston; one sister, Dora Hendrickson of Sun City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by one son, two grandchildren, four brothers and six sisters.Ms. Wilder was a Christian.Memorials may be made to the Illini Children's Home.

Kaleb Hayes
CHARLESTON ­ Kaleb Joshua Hayes, 6 months, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital.The graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Kickapoo Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Pate officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.He was born Aug. 13, 2000, at Mattoon, the son of Chris Harrison and Amanda Hayes.Surviving are his parents; one brother, Kory W. Grove of Charleston; grandparents William Harrison and Sherri Hayes, both of Charleston, James H. Hayes Sr. and Cheryl Meyerhoff, both of Bushton; great-grandparents Gene Hayes of Bushton, and Delmas and Jackie Tyron of Charleston and great-great-grandfather Verl Laws of Bushton.

Scott Meers
STEWARDSON ­ Scott Edward Meers, 22, of Stewardson died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Gymnasium in Stewardson. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Gymnasium in Stewardson.He was born Dec. 7, 1978, the son of Edward and Elaine Speaker Meers.Surviving are his parents; two brothers, David Meers and Michael Meers, both of Stewardson; grandmother Mrs. Doris Speaker of Richmond and grandfather Wilbert Meers of Stewardson.Mr. Meers was a student at Greenville College and a 1997 graduate of Stewardson-Strasburg High School.

Randy Phillippi
MARSHALL ­ Randy E. Phillippi, 42, of Marshall died at 11 a.m. Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) in Clark County.The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the Markwell & Son Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev. Terry Blanchard officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Monday at the funeral home.He was born Jan. 17, 1959, in Casey, the son of Junior Earl and Mary Katherine Craig Phillippi. He married Donna M. Yocum in 1980. She survives.Also surviving are his parents; one son, William Earl Phillippi of Casey; one daughter, Roxsanna Marie Phillippi of Marshall; two stepsons, Danny D. Clay of Greenup and Christopher Allen Clay of Casey; one sister, Darlena Reynolds of Casey; one brother, David Phillippi of Woodbury; and one stepgrandchild.Memorials may be made to the family.

Eloise Risley
SULLIVAN ­ Eloise Risley, 77, of Sullivan died 3:45 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at Shelbyville Manor Nursing Home.The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service time on Monday at the funeral home.She was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Sullivan, the daughter of Andrew and Neva Graven Fultz. She married Paul E. Risley in 1942. He died in 1998.Surviving are one son, Gene Risley of Lima, Ohio; one sister, Neva Dean Endsley of Shelbyville; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one daughter, one sister and two brothers.She was a member of the First Christian Church in SullivanMemorials may be made to the Moultrie County Senior Center.

Elsie Marie Stone
MATTOON ­ Elsie Marie Stone, age 90, of Mattoon, passed away 4:45 a.m. Sunday, February 25, 2001 at Mattoon Health Care Center.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Dr. Donald Selvidge officiating. Interment will be in Rest Have Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.Elsie Marie Stone was born July 5, 1910 at Neoga, Illinois, a daughter of Charles and Ella Jane Ferris Sewell. She married Victor LeLand Stone who preceded her in death in 1983. She is survived by a son, Gary Stone and his wife Diane of Humboldt; two grandsons, Stephen Richard Stone of Mattoon and Scott Alan Stone of Humboldt; and one great grandson, Alexander Dalton Stone of Mattoon. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.Mrs. Stone was a member of the Church of Christ to which memorial contributions may be made.

Wilson Holly
PHOENIX - Wilson Holly, 78, of Phoenix, formerly of Mattoon, died Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at his residence.Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.Clarence MaloneCASEY - Clarence Lavern Malone, 89, of Casey, died at 8 a.m. Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at Simple Blessings Senior Living Center, Casey.The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Terry Blanchard officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, south of Annapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.He was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Harlowton, Mont., the son of Otis James Malone and Flora M. Hungerford. He married Bertha Kern in 1945; she died in 2000.Surviving are two brothers, Ivan Malone of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Loran Malone of West Point, Miss.; four sisters, Dortha Dykstra of Grand Ville, Mich., Inez Irby of Lowell, Mich., Ruth Cooper of Marshall and Genevieve Hickox of Casey; and raised one grandchild, Rachel Skye Harris of Atlanta.He was also preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and one sister.Mr. Malone was a retired carpet layer and interior decorator. He was a member of the Word of Life Church and a World War II veteran.Memorials may be made to the Word of Life Church in Casey.

Helen Smith
GEORGETOWN - Helen E. Reynolds Smith, 61, of Georgetown, died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Logan Campus, Danville.A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. at Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union with the Rev. Steve Stanley and the Rev. Dale Peaslee officiating. Private burial of ashes will be Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Martinsville. She was born April 9, 1939, in West York, the daughter of Clem Everett Reynolds and Freda Marie Bridgett Reynolds. She married Charles F. "Frank" Smith in 1962; he survives.Also surviving are two sons, Brian Smith of Villa Grove and Eric Smith of Hoopeston; two daughters, Sherry Kamphaus of Villa Grove and Diana Boyd of Georgetown; one brother, Fred Reynolds of Rantoul; one sister, Nila Reynolds of Marshall; and several grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one brother.Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and member of the Allerton Church of Christ.Memorials may be made to the Krannert Institute of Cardiology in Indianapolis or the American Heart Association.

Gary Nelson Adams, Sr.

MATTOON - Gary Nelson Adams, Sr., age 46, of Mattoon, joined the Angels of the Lord 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Eugene Black officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.Gary Nelson Adams, Sr. was born March 8, 1954 at Elyria, Ohio, a son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Murphy Adams. He married Kathie Winchester February 15, 1997. Survivors include his wife, Kathie of Mattoon; daughter, Kimberly Quarles and husband Juan of Mattoon; sons, Gary Adams, Jr. and fiance Dana Worthey, CPL Daniel Adams, USMC, Chadwick Adams and Garrett Adams all of Mattoon. He is also survived by a brother, Robert Adams and wife Celia of Charleston; sisters, Nancy Creech and husband James of Chico, California, Linda Blackmon and husband Robert of Texas and Sandra Finke of Mason; grandchildren, Andrew Miller, Taya Quarles and Jayde Adams all of Mattoon as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sons and one grandchild.Mr. Adams was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been employed as a mechanics specialist at Blaw Knox Construction Equipment Company for 21 years.

Mildred Figgins
STRASBURG-Mildred C. Figgins, 63, of Strasburg, Illinois, died at 4:49 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 in Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shelbyville, Illinois. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Graveside services with military rites will be in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery, California, Missouri on Sunday at 2 p.m. Memorials may be given to Catholic Charities or donors's choice.Mrs. Figgins was born May 14, 1937, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Patrick Joseph and Julia Mildred McMahon McGrath. She was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville and American Legion Auxiliary Post #289, Strasburg. She married William Eugene Figgins on January 14, 1956 at the U.S. Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland.Surviving are her husband; four children, Charlotte Heather and husband Mitchell of Clarksburg, Missouri, Eileen Coffelt of California, Missouri, William Figgins and wife Cathy of Vandenburg AFB, California and Robert Figgins and wife Cathy of Ozark, Arkansas; sisters, Gemma Gogal of Harrison City, Pennsylvania and Geraldine Prince of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania; ten grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Barry Riccio
URBANA - Barry Daniel Riccio, 46, of Urbana, died Jan. 10, 2001, at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.A memorial service was conducted in San Diego.Surviving are his mother, Felicia P. Riccio of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his wife, Kathryn H. Anthony of Urbana; and one brother, Gregory J. Riccio of Scottsdale, Ariz.Mr. Riccio was an associate professor of history at Eastern Illinois University from 1990-2001. He had taught history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Knox College, Illinois Wesleyan University, University of California at Berkeley and elsewhere. He had authored a book "Walter Lippmann: Odyssey of a Liberal" and numerous other publications. He also had authored a play "The Review" performed at the Charleston Alley Theatre in 1997. At the time of his death he was writing a book on America from 1975-2000, and with his wife was co-authoring a book "Running for Our Lives: The Odyssey of Our Battle with Cancer."Memorials may be made to the Barry D. Riccio History Fund, Eastern Illinois University, Brainard House.

Pauline Ashworth
COLUMBUS, Ind.-Pauline G. Ashworth, 90, of Columbus, Ind., died at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Community Care Center of Columbus.The funeral will be 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vernon Jewell-Nick Rittman Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Yeaton officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.She was born Dec. 9, 1910, in Mattoon, the daughter of Charles and Daisy Mae Barnes Coverstone She married Walter E. Ashworth in 1929; he died in 1969.Surviving are one son, Edward W. Ashworth of Delaware, Ohio; two daughters, Joanne Mitchell and Janis Stillinger, both of Columbus, Ind.; one brother, Charles French of Mattoon; two sisters, Katherine Breeze of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Florence Nichols of Mattoon; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.Ms. Ashworth was a member of the First Christian Church.

Darlene Fortkamp
Strasburg, Illinois - Darlene R. Fortkamp, 57, of Effingham, formerly of Strasburg, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2001 in her residence.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg with Rev. Paul McGhghy, Rev. Michael Mohr and Rev. E. Wade Helmkamp officiating. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall of the church and one hour before service time Saturday. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Strasburg. Arrangements by Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Memorials may be given to Education Fund for Christopher, Brittany & Briar Fortkamp, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Grace Lutheran Church, Dieterich or donor's choice.Mrs. Fortkamp was born on September 7, 1943 in Mattoon, the daughter of Donald W. and Geneva E. Gust Shafer. She was a graduate of Windsor High School Class of 1961 and Lake Land College as a registered nurse. Her nursing career included working as an EMT for the Windsor Ambulance Service, LPN at Shelby Memorial Hospital, Registered Nurse at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham and Director of Nurses at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg. She married Rev. Gary Fortkamp on February 2, 1963.Surviving are her husband; son, Tim Fortkamp and wife Melissa of Newton; grandchildren, Christopher, Brittany and Briar Fortkamp of Newton; mother, Geneva "Joe" Wirth and husband Dale of Mattoon; brothers, Albert Shafer and wife Sudy of Windsor and Ralph Shafer and wife Vicki of Mattoon; and sister, Lou Ann Butler and husband Ted of Villa Grove.She was preceded in death by her father, Donald W. Shafer.

Harold Kingston
WINDSOR - Harold E. (Speedy) (Shorty) Kingston, 66, of Windsor died at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday (February 21, 2001) at his residence.Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Bethel Cemetery, Okaw Township, Shelby County, IL with Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Military rites will be performed by the VFW Post 4829 Shelby County Firing Squad. Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor.He was born July 7, 1934 in Rose Township, Shelby County, IL the son of William Lester (Sandy) an Faye Launies Kingston.He was retired from Blaw-Knox in Mattoon working 36 years. He served in the Sea Bees of the US Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.He married Carolyn Budds October 19, 1959 in Taylorville. Surviving are his wife Carolyn; son, Harold (Doug) Kingston of Windsor; daughters, Gina Szachnitowski and husband Bruce of Windsor and Vickie Williams and husband Terry of Windsor; his mother, Faye Flesner of Windsor; one sister, Shirley McDaniels and husband Nelson of Aurora; seven granddaughters; two step-grandsons and one great-grandson.He was preceded in death by his father.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mary Linder
NEW LONDON, Texas - Mary Elizabeth Linder, 81, of New London, Texas, died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Sunshine Nursing Home, New London, Texas.A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Rusk County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Earl Duggens officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Borrows Overton Funeral Home in Overton, Texas.She was born May 22, 1919, in Illinois, the daughter of Riley and Nora Stewart Clossen. Surviving are one son, Ken Linder of Overton, Texas; one daughter, Wanda Billings of Kilgore, Texas; one brother, Harley Closson of Charleston; two sisters, Norma Mineo of Charleston and Lois Pettyjohn of Stauton; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.Mrs. Linder was a member of the Methodist Church.

Stella Janes Anderson
CHARLESTON - Stella Janes Anderson, age 91, of Charleston, passed away 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at Convalescent Care Center, Mattoon.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2001 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Boaz officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Stella Janes Anderson was born December 30, 1909, in Cumberland County, Illinois, a daughter of George and Gertie Tanner Janes. She married Victor C. Anderson May 2, 1931 in Coles County, he preceded her in death February 1, 1976. Surviving are her children, Jane Anderson and her husband Bruce of Mattoon and Ronald Anderson and his wife Shirley of Charleston. Also surviving are grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jeff Cox and his wife Kim of Champaign; Rhonda Hostetter and her husband Randy and their children Holly and Chrissy of Mattoon; Angela Fisher and her husband Jay and their children Madison and Megan of Charleston and Ryan Anderson of Effingham. A brother, T. V. Janes and his wife Lee of Lady Lake, Florida and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Betty Jane Anderson; a brother, John Janes; and a sister, Bertha Harris.Mrs. Anderson was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She attended the Charleston Teacher's College, now Eastern Illinois University and taught thirty-one years in Charleston and Lerna area schools, retiring from Lincoln School in Charleston. Stella was a member and served as the first Senior Regent in 1950 for Charleston Women of the Moose, was a fifty year member and Past Worthy Matron of Leah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the local, state and national Retired Teachers Associations; Railroad Trainmen and Railroad Women's Auxiliary of Railroad Trainmen.Memorial contributions may be made to the Moose Heart in care of Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, 720 Monroe, Charleston, IL 61920. 

Maxwell Eastman
PARKVIEW TERRACE, N.D. - Maxwell E. "Ole" Eastman, 76, of Parkview Terrace, N.D., formerly of Johnstown, N.D., died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2001) in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.The Amund-son Funeral Home, Grand Forks, N.D., was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Johnstown Cemetery.He was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Johnstown, the son of Dan and Clara Thorson Eastman. Surviving are one brother, James Eastman of Johnstown, N.D., and one sister, Borgie Dickman of Arthur.He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.Mr. Eastman served in the Army and farmed near Johnstown.

Leon Gale
MATTOON - Leon W. Gale, 81, of Mattoon, died at 1:24 p.m. Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.A private family service will be conducted at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Groner officiating. No visitation is planned.He was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Newark, N.Y., the son of William McKinley and Alta Lenora Downey Gale. He married Edith Good in 1963; she survives.Also surviving are two sons, Kip Gale of Decatur and Billy Thornhill of Hermitage, Tenn.; four daughters, Demaris Plumly of New York, Sue Morgan of Decatur, Kathy Kelly of Mattoon and Helen Thornhill of Neoga; one sister, Blanche Kusky of Ryback, N.Y.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and one sister.Mr. Gale was a retired Mattoon city employee. He was a member of American Legion Post 88 and was an Army veteran of World War II.Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Jesse C. Jackson
MATTOON - Jesse C. Jackson, 77, of Mattoon died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at his residence. Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at the Epperson Funeral Chapel, 1313 So. 9th St. Mattoon, IL, with the Dr. John Connett and Rev. David Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 21, 2001, at the funeral home.He was born May 31,1923 in Toledo IL, the son of John Edward and Ora Dell Ray Jackson. He married Zada Howard, June 30, 1945, she survives. He is also survived by one son, David Jackson of Lerna. One Daughter, Mrs. Jim (Patricia) Hudson of Mattoon. One Brother L. F. Jackson and wife Marie of Mattoon. One sister, Hanna Bly of Shelbyville IL. Three grandchildren, Jeremy and his wife Emily Hudson of Mattoon, Stacy Hudson and Sarah Jackson both of Mattoon. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.Jesse worked at the Oliver Corp. in Shelbyville for over 20 Years. He also worked for Home Construction in Mattoon for 10 years. He retired from Trailmobile in Charleston after 11 years of service. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Land Hospice or Donors Choice.

Barbara Slemmons
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. - Barbara Jean Zimmerman Slemmons, 78, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Charleston, died Sunday (Feb. 18, 2001).Burial will be Saturday in McMurray, Pa.She was born April 16, 1924, in Charleston, the daughter of Gene and Lois Zimmerman. Surviving are one son, Craig Slemmons of Gurnee; one daughter, Sue Ellen DeJohn of Hawthorn Woods; one brother, George Zimmerman; and one sister, Martha Z. Gibson of Paris.She was preceded in death by one son.

Margaret Cuppy
GREEN CASTLE, Ind. - Margaret "Margie" B. Cuppy, 86, of Greencastle, Ind., formerly of Arcola, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) at her residence.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, with the Rev. Colby Dickinson officiating. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours before the service Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. today at the Conkle Funeral Home in Avon, Ind. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today in Indiana.She was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Ora and Elizabeth Applegate Arnold Sr. She married Haden W. Cuppy in 1955; he died in 1993.Surviving are three brothers, Donald Arnold of Greencastle, Ind., Byron "Barney" Arnold of New Salem, Ind., and Ora "Pete" Arnold Jr. of Cloverdale, Ind., and one sister, Jeannette Arnold of Speedway, Ind. Mrs. Cuppy was a bookkeeper for Shell Oil Co. in Indianapolis. She was a member of the West Washington Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis and attended the Hindsboro United Methodist Church. She was a 50-year member of the Cumberland, Ind., Order of Eastern Star and a former member of the Jarman Hospital Ladies Auxiliary in Tuscola.Memorials may be made to the Arcola Public Library.

Wyoana Dunning
BELLEVILLE - Wyoana Lovette Dunning, 47, of Belleville, formerly of Arcola, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) at the Lincoln Home in Belleville. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.She was born July 19, 1953, in Charlestown, Ind., the daughter of Arthur and Wanda Jean Peck Reynolds. Surviving are two sons, Michael Dunning Jr. of Belleville and Gregory Dunning of Charleston; her mother, Wanda Reynolds of Arcola; two brothers, Mark Reynolds of LaPort, Texas, and Karl Reynolds of Arlington, Texas; three sisters, Nancy Simpson of Yoakum, Texas, Audrey Humphrey of Arcola and Mary Jo Reynolds of Bowling Green, Ky.; and two grandchildren.Mrs. Dunning was preceded in death by her father.

James Leach Sr.
SULLIVAN - James M. Leach Sr., 82, of Sullivan, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday (Feb. 16, 2001) at her residence.The funeral will be 8 p.m. Thursday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with the Rev. Frank Marshall officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.He was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Edinburg, the son of Raymond E. and Happy Marie Finch Leach. He married Marvene Welch in 1968; she survives.Also surviving are five sons, Raymond of Missouri, Lonnie and Steve, both of Decatur, James Leach Jr. of Mount Zion and Michael of Tuscola; two daughters, Carmen Hector of Mountain View, Ark., and Ellen Standerfer of High Point, N.C.; one sister, Mary Kathryn Walker of Decatur; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.Mr. Leach retired from ADM in Decatur after 31 years with the company. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Sullivan and American Legion Post No. 68. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Memorials may be made to the family or Decatur Memorial Hospice.

Kenneth Norman
MARTINSVILLE -- Kenneth E. "Ken" Norman, 72, of Martinsville, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville with Randy Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, with military rites. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.He was born April 12, 1928, in Farina, the son of Loren and Irene Gamble Norman. He married Ethel Simon in 1956; she survives.Also surviving are three sons, Don of South Holland, Jim of Davis and Rick of Martinsville; two daughters, Lois Towne of Bangor, Mich., and Debbie Hawley of Watson; three brothers, Loren "Duke" Norman of Escondido, Calif., Richard Norman of Ellenton, Fla., and Bob Norman of Palmetto, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one son and one sister.Mr. Norman was a retired building contractor and a Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Martinsville American Legion Post 515 and former member of the Martinsville City Council. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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