Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Death Notices 1999

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Wayne Bosley

MATTOON ­ Wayne A. Bosley, 76, of Mattoon died at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 28, 1999) at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Mattoon.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Burial will be in French Cemetery, Allenville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Humboldt, the son of Augustus and Goldie Hickley Bosley.

Surviving are one son, Richard E. Bosley of Mattoon; three daughters, Nancy Whiteside of Bloomington, and Vickie Pedigo and Theresa Walters, both of Charleston; two brothers, John Bosley of Mattoon and Woody Bosley of Reno, Nev.; one sister, Emily Brich of Mattoon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren;

He was preceded in death by one son.

Mr. Bosley was an Army veteran of WW II, and a janitor for the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Edith Davis

MARTINSVILLE ­ Edith Davis, 92, of Martinsville died at 11 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 28, 1999) at Burnside Nursing Home, Marshall.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville, with the Rev. Donald Graham officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Martinsville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born April 12, 1907, in Clark County, the daughter of Nathinel Guinn and Mary Serwise Fix. She married Jesse Davis in 1935. He died in 1983.

Surviving are two nephews, Chuck Davis of Martinsville and Burton Davis of Columbus, Ga.; one niece, Elizabeth Nash of Martinsville; special friend, Effie Jane Wallace; and several cousins.

She was also preceded in death by one sister.

Mrs. Davis was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Martinsville, a homemaker, and was retired from TRW in Marshall.

Larry Elliott

NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA ­ Larry Elliott of North Augusta, South Carolina, formerly of Mattoon, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday, December 27, 1999 at his home.

He was born December 1, 1939, in Toledo, Ill., the son of Elmer and Erna Elliott. He married Ann Morrison in 1960. She survives.

He is also survived by his mother; one son, Wade and wife Nancy; two daughters, Becky Jones and husband Tim, Jennie Elliott and friend Drew Siemberg; six grandchildren, all of South Carolina; one sister, Luella Gentry and husband Lloyd of Mattoon; five brothers, Don Elliott and wife Bitsy of Mattoon, Gary Elliott and wife Patty of Danville, Ill., Jerry Elliott and wife Billie of Fern Park, Fla., Richard Elliott and wife Karen of Little Elm, Texas, and Randy Elliott and wife Donna of Mattoon; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Elliott and Wanda Nevils; and one brother-in-law, Henry Mann.

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Kathryn Mann, and two brothers, Lonnie and Bill.

Visitation will be held in South Carolina. Burial will be at a later date at Elliott Cemetery, Southeast of Neoga, Ill.

Bruce Robert (Bob) Fulwider

Bruce Robert (Bob) Fulwider of Washington C.H. died Tuesday morning December 28, 1999 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient for one week.

He was born October 20, 1936 in Charleston, Illinois to Bruce and Frances Wasson Fulwider. He attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He was a partner with his father Bruce Fulwider in a Building Contracting Company, a field representative for the Reasor Corporation of Charleston, Illinois, an inventory controller for Armco Steel and a buyer for Airborne Express before retiring in April 1996. He served in the Ohio National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and one sister, Carolyn Sue Easter.

Mr. Fulwider is survived by his wife, Betty Adams Fulwider of Washington C.H., his aunts, Helen Wasson of Washington C.H. and Ethel Driscoll of Charleston, Illinois, step-mother, Helen Fulwider of Hillsboro, step-brother, Gene (Rita) Shrack of Brandon, Florida, one niece, Leighann Easter and by two nephews, Mark and Chris Easter.

Funeral services for Mr. Fulwider will be held on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 2 p.m. in the Wellman-Kinzer Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Watts officiating with burial to follow in Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

Robert Rex Goble

WESTFIELD ­ Robert Rex Goble, 78, of Westfield, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 31, 1999, at Markwell Westfield Chapel, Westfield, with the Rev. Joe Grozik officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the Chapel.

He was born March 5, 1921, in Westfield, the son of Bruce and Marie Walters Goble. He married Norma Douglas in 1944. She died in 1952. He married Shirley Krietemeyer on January 7, 1955. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sharon Mattingly Hall and husband Larry of Decatur; three sons, Bruce Goble and friend Sarah Bennett of Effingham, Rex Goble and wife Chrissy of Westfield, and Chris Goble of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren, and two stepgrandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Rosemary, and infant twin daughters.

Mr. Goble was a retired elementary and high school teacher for over 30 years of music, history and driver's education. He returned to the family farm in 1973. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Westfield, and a graduate of Westfield High School and Eastern Illinois Teachers College. He taught school in Hindsboro, Brocton, Catlin, Newman, and Hutsonville.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Westfield United Methodist Church, or the EIU Music Department.

Ruth Hankenson

CHARLESTON ­ Ruth Hankenson of Charleston died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 29, 1999) at Prairie View in Charleston.

Arrangements are pending at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

Blake Lane

SULLIVAN ­ Blake Edward Lane, age 20, of Sullivan, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999 in Mt. Prospect, IL.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, conducted by Rev. Dr. David Leslie. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials suggested to the Sullivan Athletic Boosters or the 1st Christian Church, Sullivan.

Mr. Lane was born November 14, 1979 in Decatur, IL, the son of Douglas Edward and Theresa Marie Booker Lane. He was an apprentice lineman for the Local #51 of the IL Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and a member of the 1st Christian Church, Sullivan. During his high school years he became a record holder of the 400 Meter Dash, the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, and was a member of the 1600 Meter Relay team. During his Senior Year he was 3rd place winner of the State Track Meet. His favorite pastimes were fishing and being with his friends.

Surviving are his parents, Doug and Theresa Lane of Sullivan, brothers, Brett and Dustin both at home, grandparents, Richard and Dorothy (Sadie) Booker of Sullivan and Evelyn Lane of Sullivan. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leon Lane. He also leaves behind many cherished friends.

George A. Martin

SULLIVAN ­ George A. Martin, age 71, of Sullivan, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999 in his home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, conducted by Rev. Dr. David Leslie. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials suggested Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the 1st Christian Church, Sullivan.

Mr. Martin was born on October 12, 1928 in Sullivan, he was the son of Carl A. and Bessie Burtcheard Martin. He was a retired farmer of 52 years, a member of the First Christian Church in Sullivan and was a member of the First National Bank board for 28 years. He married Sylvia F. Bolin November 13, 1949 in Sullivan, and she survives along with sons, Roger A. Martin of Oakland, Cal., and Philip Lee Martin and wife Laura of Sullivan; sister Rosemary Ulmer of Murphysboro, and grandchildren, Blake, Bryan and Melinda Martin, all of Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Evelyn L. Hatten

TOLEDO - Evelyn L. Hatten, age 72 of Toledo passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, IL.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 AM at Toledo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home, Toledo, with Rev. Jack Jenkins officiating.

Evelyn has born July 9, 1927 in Cumberland County, the daughter of Roy Charles & Mary (Talbott) Oakley. She married Daniel L. Hatten in 1944. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son Stephen L. Hatten of Toledo, one daughter Mrs. Greg (Ida) Ealy of Watson, IL, one grandson Daniel Ealy of Watson, sisters Delores Walker and Glovene Cody of Tampa, Fla., brother Bernard Oakley of Athens, Ga., and special caregiver Tim Lucas of Toledo, IL.

Evelyn was a loving mother and grandmother. She worked several years at Kehnue Mfg. Co., Mattoon, IL, operated a second hand shop in Toledo.

Memorials can be made to The Seven County Kidney Fund.

Carrye Hutcherson

MATTOON ­ Carrye Mae Hutcherson, 66, of Mattoon, died at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Funeral Home, Paris, Tenn., with the Rev. Andre Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Paris, Tenn., the daughter of Frank and Stella Provine Hutcherson.

Surviving are two brothers, R. H. Hutcherson of Gibson City and R. L. Hutcherson of Paris, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Miss Hutcherson was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Wayne E. Maxwell

URBANA - Wayne E. Maxwell, 84, of Urbana, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday (Dec. 27, 1999) at his home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana, with the Rev. Dan Hill officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Charleston. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana.

He was born Feb. 19, 1915, in Charleston, the son of Grover and Estella Gaston Maxwell. He married Betty Jeanne Johnson on March 30, 1940, in St. Louis, Mo. She died May 31, 1987.

Surviving are four sons, Gary Maxwell of Mahomet, Robert Maxwell of Farmer City, Charles Maxwell of Mansfield, and Morris Maxwell of Middleton, Wis.; six daughters, Nancy Mansfield of Urbana, Rebecca Seawell of Riverside, Calif., Marlene Hedrick of Urbana, Christine Welch of Kathleen, Ga., Sara Short of Urbana, and Margaret Cooke of Champaign; special friend, Marilyn Mumm of Sidney; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Mr. Maxwell was a Navy veteran of World War II, attended Charleston Public Schools and was a Carpenter for Local #44 in Champaign, Ill. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mahomet, Ill., Urbana American Legion, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America which he was a 50 year member of. Mr. Maxwell was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He received his 50 year membership pin from Carpenters Local #44 in 1997. He was a well known finish carpenter in the Champaign Urbana area. He began his trade at the age of 13 in his uncles woodworking shop in Charleston, Ill., and served his Journeyman years in Hammond, Ind. Many of the buildings erected on the U.I.U.C. campus from the 1950s through the mid 1970s display his finish work. He retired in 1978.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Eastern Illinois Food Bank.

Calvin Seaton

MARTINSVILLE ­ Calvin Seaton, 84, of Champaign, formerly of Martinsville, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday (Dec. 27, 1999) at the Care Center of Champaign.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville, with the Rev. Mark Doane officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Clark County. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Martinsville, the son of Joseph and Ruey Washburn Seaton.

Surviving are three sons, Gary Seaton of Champaign, Lowell Seaton of Sadorus, and Kenneth Seaton of St. Joseph; one daughter, Barbara Norcutt of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one sister, Rosalee Larkin of Casey; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Seaton was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Local No. 44, Champaign.

Donald Crites

THREE HILLS, ALBERTA, CANADA - Donald E. Crites, 84, formerly of Mattoon, died Wednesday (Dec. 22, 1999) in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.

The funeral will be today in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.

He was born July 16, 1915, in Mattoon, the son of Edward and Dora Noll Crites. He married Ruth Irvine in 1944. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, James T. Crites of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; one daughter, Donna Crites of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada; one brother, Maurice N. Crites of Mattoon; and one sister, Edna E. Davidson of Mattoon.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Crites was a Journal Gazette carrier until accepting employment in the printing plant. He resigned in 1946 as plant foreman, then attended Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills. While there he assisted with the construction of several campus buildings. He worked as director of the print shop before becoming a vice president and personnel director, serving in that capacity for 20 years. He was pastor of Manor Gospel Church for 15 years.

James Farrell

PORTAGE, IND. - James P. Farrell, 95, of Portage, Ind., formerly of Casey, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at his son's home.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Markwell and Son Funeral Home, Casey, with Father Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1904, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of William J. and Mary Curran Farrell. He married Lola Easton in 1939. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, William J. Farrell of Portage, Ind.; one daughter, Marilyn Stopek of Decatur; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Mr. Farrell was a pipefitter for over 50 years, a member of the Casey Moose Lodge for over 50 years, a member of the Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, Portage, Ind., and of the Local 157 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Terre Haute.

Memorials may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Building Fund, Casey.

Gene Heneberry

BETHANY - Maurice Eugene "Gene" Heneberry, 81, of Bethany, died at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Church in Mt. Zion. Burial with military rites will be at St. Isidore Cemetery in Bethany. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials suggested to the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Church or the Donor's Choice.

Mr. Heneberry was born in Bethany, IL on July 23, 1918, the son of Emmett D. and Agnes B. Morrison Heneberry. He graduated in 1936 from Bethany High School, employed by Brown Shoe Co., Sullivan for 5 years, served as president and secretary of Moultrie County Rural Youth, served 25 years on board of Bethany Grain Company, 9 of those years he served as president, served 3 years as Secretary for Moultrie County Soil and Water District, served 6 years for Moultrie County Regional Planning Commission, was a W.W. II Air Force Veteran and discharged as Master Sergeant of Military Police. Served 1 term as president of the Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society and 3 years as trustee, served several years as Supervisor of bin sites A.S.C., worked 5 years for Coca Cola in Dallas, TX, was past commander of Bethany Legion Post 507, Past Post Commander of Moultrie County, served several years on Bethany Zoning Board, was a member of the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Church in Mt. Zion, and retired from farming after 36 years. Mr. Heneberry was an avid gardener and loved to share his produce with friends. He married Doris M. Hoskins August 27, 1966 in Dalton City, and she survives. He also leaves an Aunt, Margaret Morrison of Decatur, a brother, Joseph Heneberry of St. Louis, sisters, Dorothy Heneberry of Washington, DC and Maureen Nye of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arthur Hinson

CHARLESTON - Arthur P. Hinson, 79, of Charleston, formerly of Effingham, died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral was Sunday, Dec. 26, at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Burial was in Shouse Chapel, rural Louisville.

He was born Oct. 30, 1920 in Madison, the son of Earl and Hazel Rote Hinson. He married Gene Winterrowd in 1946. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Paul Hinson of Oakland and Kirk Hinson of Grosse Ile, Mich.; three sisters, Dorothy Hinson and Norman Hillmer, both of Madison, and Eunic Whitsell of Granite City; two grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Mr. Hinson was a retired teacher and guidance counselor for Unit 40 teaching at Effingham High from 1963 to 1975. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 307, Madison, the Marine Corps League, Effingham, and was a U.S. Marine veteran of WW II.

Memorials may be made to Prairie View Care Center, Charleston, or Oakland United Methodist Church, Oakland.

Arnold Macke

WEST UNION - Arnold C. Macke, 83, of rural West Union, died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Burnsides Nursing Home, Marshall.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel, West Union, with Pastor Dave Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and also before the service Wednesday.

He was born Nov. 2, 1916, in Clark County. He married Mary Spittler in 1940. She survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Joe Macke and Ken Macke, both of West Union, John Macke and Dr. Steve Macke, both of Marshall, and David Lynn Macke of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Alice Schroeder of Marshall and Sue Shaw of Woodstock; one sister, Selda Jackson of Columbus, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Macke was a farmer. He was a member of the Clark County Farm Bureau, serving on its board of directors, was a 50-year member of York Lodge No. 313 A.F. & A.M. of West Union, and had served several terms on the Marshall C-2 Unit school board.

Memorials may be made to the Marshall School Foundation or the Brick United Methodist Church.

O. Louise Manis

CHARLESTON - O. Louise Manis, 84, of Charleston, formerly of Effingham, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral was Sunday, Dec. 26, at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Burial was in Shouse Chapel Cemetery, rural Louisville.

She was born March 19, 1915, in Bible Grove, the daughter of Kirk Allen and Alphea Lewis Winterrowd. She married Alfred Manis in 1939. He died in 1994.

Surviving are two brothers, Doyne E. Winterrowd of Effingham and Lewis A. Winterrowd of Lebanon; and one sister, Gene Hinson of Charleston.

Mrs. Manis was a retired school teacher and principal in Unit 40, having taught at Westside Grade School and Effingham High School. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie View Care Center, Charleston, or Oakland United Methodist Church, Oakland.

Esther Martin

ASHMORE - Esther Marion Martin, 73, of Ashmore, died at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Swickard Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Sims officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Kansas. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born March 14, 1926, in Coles County, the daughter of Clyde and Bessie Parker. She married Harry M. Martin. He died in 1976.

Surviving are one son, William J. Martin of Kansas; three brothers, Wesley Parker of Charleston, Brad Parker of Kentucky, and Jerry Parker of LaSalle; one sister, Frances Washburn of Mendota; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son and one daughter.

Mrs. Martin worked at the Brown Shoe Factory in Charleston, and later as an aide for the Hilltop Convalescent Center, Charleston, where she retired in 1974.

Johnnie McKelvey

EFFINGHAM - Johnnie Francis McKelvey, 73, of Effingham, formerly of Mattoon, died at St. Anthony's Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Efffingham. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

He was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Tulsa, Okla., the son of William D. and Edna Harris McKelvey. He married Lois A. Mireau in 1950. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, William McKelvey of Redlands, Calif.; four daughters, Deloris Ellis of Roscoe, Karen McKelvey of Machesney Park, Laura Jones of Charleston, and Donna Hecht of Effingham; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.

Mr. McKelvey was a member of the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the Harley Davidson Dresser Club. He held a life membership in the American Motorcycle Association. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and since his retirement had been employed at Dan Hecht Chevrolet and Toyota, Effingham.

Albert Paul

CHARLESTON - Albert Edward "Ed" Paul, 85, of Charleston, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Prairie View Convalescent Home.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Harper-Swickard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Williams

GREENUP - Thomas L. Williams, 84, of Greenup, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Mattoon Health Care Center.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup, with the Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, rural Greenup. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Greenup, the son of Charles and Letta Carr Williams. He married Louise Stewart in 1937. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Charles Williams of Lakeside, Calif.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Mr. Williams was a school custodian, a member of Hazel Dell American Legion, and Toledo United Methodist Church.

B. P. "Bernie" Weber

B. P. "Bernie" Weber, 77, of rural Lerna, passed away at 2:47 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 1999, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The graveside funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Greg Sexton officiating. The funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the Broadway Christian Church with the Reverend William Stark officiating. Visitation was held from 3:00 p.m. until time of service Sunday afternoon at the Broadway Christian Church. The Schilling Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The organist, Mrs. Lavonna Stroud, played "Shall We Gather At The River?", "In The Garden," "Rock Of Ages," "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder", and "Amazing Grace."

The pallbearers were James Abbott, Mike Abbott, Randy Jones, Dennis Cisna, James Richter, and James Fleshner.

B. P. was born in Coles County on June 9, 1922, a son of Joseph P. and Pearl Edith Louthan Weber. He married Joan E. Sampson on February 15, 1947. Survivors include his wife, Joan E. Weber of rural Lerna; one son, Steven D. Weber and wife Kathleen "Kate" of Ipswich, England; one daughter, Karen Sue Michalski and husband Michael of Zionsville, Indiana; one brother, Joseph Peter Weber Jr. and wife Uldine of Bradenton, Florida; one sister, Virginia Dolce and husband Emil of Mattoon; four grandchildren, Sara L. Weber and Ellen M. Weber, both of Ipswich, England, and Paul D. Michalski and Scott J. Michalski, both of Zionsville, Indiana.

Mr. Weber worked for Blaw Knox, retiring in 1987, following twenty-five years of service.

Ruby Akers

Ruby M. Akers, 77, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, December 24, 1999, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mattoon.

The funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Henry Graham officiating. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Ruby was born in Jasper County on February 2, 1922, the daughter of Edward and Florence Griffith Swick. She married Robert Donald "Shorty" Akers Sr. on February 7, 1942. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1987. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Othel Swick, and by an infant sister.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Donald Akers Jr., and wife Sue of Mt. Morris, William Terry Akers and wife Donna of Oakland, and Stephen Gene Akers of Arcola; one daughter, Judith Louise "Judy" Rohr of Trilla; two brothers, Hershel Swick and wife Carol of Trilla and Carl Swick of Neoga; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Akers was a homemaker.

Dorothy Briggerman

NEOGA ­ Dorothy M. Briggerman, 71, of Neoga, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) at Lakeland Health Care Center, Effingham.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, with the Rev. Michael Kesling and the Rev. Glenn Baker officiating. Burial will be in Neoga Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Coles County, the daughter of Pearl O. and Opal G. Walden Baker. She married Luther F. Briggerman in 1967. He died in 1978.

Surviving are three brothers, Frank Baker of Decatur, Charles Baker of Neoga, and Warren Baker of Buckner, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. William (Betty) Woods of Penrose, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Briggerman was a retired seamstress with Kern Manufacturing Company, Neoga. She was a member of the Gaskill United Methodist Church, and a 34 year member of the Neoga American Legion Auxiliary.

Memorials may be made to the Gaskill United Methodist Church, Shelby County.

Kathryn Rose Cook

ARCOLA ­ Kathryn Rose Cook, 89, of Arcola, IL passed away at 4:56 p.m. Saturday, December 25, 1999 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Edwards Funeral Home 221 E. Main St. Arcola, IL. Rev. Patricia Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 1999 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cook was born January 16, 1910 in rural Chesterville, IL, a daughter of Burt and Emma (Kinder) Rollings. She married Raymond Lester Cook on April 20, 1930 in Dorans, IL. He passed away May 4, 1959.

She is survived by one son, Raymond Lee Cook and his wife Sue of Arcola, IL; one daughter, Janet Oakes of Oakland, CA; five grandchildren, David Cook and his wife Lisa of Louisville, KY, Larry Cook and his wife Diane of Lincoln, IL, Bryan Cook and his wife Shani of Gulf Stream, FL, Stephanie Oakes of San Francisco, CA, and Steven Oakes of Oakland, CA; seven great-grandchildren, Bret Paulus and Kendall Paulus, Maxwell Cook, William Cook, Adam Cook, Jamie Cook and Wyatt Cook; one brother, Max Rollings and his wife Lorene of Peoria, IL; one sister-in-law, Thena Rollings of Arcola, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, Ione Stevens, Orpha Covey, Modesta Gilbert, and two brothers, John and William Rollings.

Kathryn was a member of the First Christian Church of Arcola where she belonged to the Christian Womens Fellowship Club. In 1974 she retired from Collegiate Cap & Gown after 25 years of service. Kathryn was an avid book reader and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Arcola Public Library, for the building fund or for books.

Flo Laura Cox

HINDSBORO ­ Flo Laura Cox, 97, of Hindsboro, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 1999 at Boxwood Nursing Home in Newman, IL.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Mullen Cemetery in Montrose, IL. Rev. Robert Lee will officiate. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main, Arcola, IL.

Mrs. Cox was born on January 17, 1902, in Cumberland County, IL, a daughter of John Sherman and Nettie Hendrix Teets. She married Orville George Cox on November 18, 1922 in Effingham. He passed away on September 20, 1967.

She is survived by one son, Pearl Cox and his wife Kay of Oakland, IL; one daughter, Pauline Cox of Hindsboro, IL; one sister, Hallie Kingery of Rantoul, IL; four grandchildren, Fred Cox of Kansas, IL, Steve Cox and his wife Linda of Oakland, IL, Jerry Cox and his wife Chris of Oakland, IL, and Janna Woodard and her husband James of Oakland, IL; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son Virgil, two brothers, Ernest and Joe, one sister Ruby Chernick, and one granddaughter Darla Cox.

Flo was a member of the Woodbury Methodist Church in Cumberland County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church or to the Hindsboro Christian Church.

Ralph E. Davis

Ralph E. Davis, 75, of Edinburg, formerly of Windsor, died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday (December 26, 1999) in St. Vincent's Hospital, Taylorville.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery.

He was born November 10, 1924 in Shelby Co., IL the son of John and Florence Spencer Davis.

He was a retired farmer and formerly operated the Case Implement, Ford automobile agency, Western Auto and the V & S Variety Store all in Windsor.

Surviving are son Darrel Davis and wife Debbie of Windsor; daughters Karolyn Davis of Shamrock, OK, Joan White and husband Ron of Decatur, Rose Mulligan and husband Mike of Oreana and Darlene Jent of Decatur; brothers Dan Davis of Casey and Paul Davis of Gibson City; sisters Beulah Williams of Gibson City and Ruby Cameron of Windsor; eleven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and very special friend Wanda Robison of Edinburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the Windsor High School sports program.

Juanita Fairchild

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. ­ Juanita B. Fairchild, 83, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Friday (Dec. 24, 1999) at the Fayetteville City Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Nelson Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Mattoon, the daughter of Vernon and Marguerite Buchanan Brown. She married Dr. Robert S. Fairchild Sr. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Robert S. Fairchild Jr., of Tennessee and William Vernon Fairchild, MD of Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters, Kathryn M. Fairchild of Fayetteville, Ark., and Anna Fairchild Heath of Blytheville, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Fairchild was Emeritus Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas, retiring in 1982. She was an officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp where she taught at the Officers Candidate School during the early years of WW II.

Drusilla Herschberger

ARTHUR ­ Drusilla Herschberger, 97, of Arthur, died at 4:40 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 25, 1999) at her home.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Jake Miller residence. Friends may call anytime prior to the service. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Arthur. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Arthur, is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Jan. 13, 1902, in Arthur, the daughter of Benjamin C. and Mary Yoder Yoder. She married Annanias B. Herschberger in 1928. He survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Henry Herschberger of Middlebury, Ind., David Herschberger of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, Ura Herschberger of Arthur, and Omer Ray Herschberger of Niles, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Levi (Laura) Diener of Arcola and Mrs. Jacob (Fannie Mae) Helmuth of Lovington; one half brother, Walter Yoder of Arthur; one half sister, Lena Plank of Arthur; 23 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers, and two sisters.

Mrs. Herschberger was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.

Carrye Hutcherson

MATTOON ­ Carrye Hutcherson, 66, of Mattoon, died at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are pending at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Hildegard Kirchner

Hildegard E. Kirchner, 80, of Mattoon, formerly of Seneca, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 25, 1999, at the Harmony Center of the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Seneca, Illinois, with Monsignor Raymond Boyle officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Seneca. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home in Seneca.

Hildegard was born in St. Louis, Mo. on November 5, 1919, a daughter of Joseph and Catherine Marquardt Schallom. She married Howard Kirchner on December 28, 1946. He passed away in 1987. She was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include four daughters, Arlene R. Bell and husband John of Boise, Idaho, Audrey R. Boyd and husband Mike of Mattoon, Anita R. Revelle and husband Donald of Lexington, Ill., Adele R. Koehler and husband Mark of Morris, Ill.; one brother, Edward R. Schallom and wife Lee of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Barbara Anton and husband Norman of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kirchner was a homemaker and a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Seneca.

Memorials maybe made to the Lincolnland Visiting Nurses or to donor's choice.

Esther Martin

ASHMORE ­ Esther Martin, 73, of Ashmore, died at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are pending at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

Kenneth Matheny

VENICE, FLA. ­ Kenneth "Cy" Daniel Matheny, 84, of Venice, Fla., died Friday (Dec. 24, 1999).

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, Venice, Fla. The Farley Funeral Home Venice Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

He was born July 16, 1915, in Hutsonville.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Matheny of Venice, Fla.; one son, Kenneth A. Matheny of Chardon, Ohio; one daughter, Nancy Jo Carter of Kansas City, Kan.; one brother, George Matheny of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Jean Turner and Helen Uskali, both of Mattoon; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Matheny worked as a signal supervisor with Con-Rail for 40 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of Cincinnati Layfette Masonic Lodge No. 483, Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a member of the National Association of Veteran Railroad Employees.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 400 Field Avenue, Venice, Fla. 34285.

Charles Mory

MATTOON ­ Charles "Chuck" Mory, 79, of Mattoon, died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) at his home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. John P. Besore III and the Rev. Jan Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday evening at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

He was born June 19, 1920, in Elkhart, the son of Charles L. and Marie Bortner Mory. He married Emily Goddell Peel in 1941. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Mike Mory of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Connie) Pocus of Batavia; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son and one daughter.

Mr. Mory retired as the owner of Mory's Jewelry. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Mattoon Rotary Club, and the Charleston Country Club.

Albert Paul

CHARLESTON ­ Albert Edward "Ed" Paul, 85, of Charleston, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 26, 1999) at Prairie View Convalescent Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born April 14, 1914 in Charleston, the son of James and Bertha Etolie Paul. He married Carolyn Abbott in 1941. She survives.

Also surviving are one brother, Floyd Earl Paul of Camino, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Danny (Barbara) Minnick of Villa Park; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Mr. Paul was a retired executive officer for Charleston Columbian Savings & Loan for 39 years. He was a member of the Army Air Force as a radio operator on a B-24 in the 485th Bomb Group, Italy, during WW II. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Charleston, was a city commissioner, an officer of Carnegie Public Library and a director on the Charleston Cemetery Association.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Robert Russell Rice, Sr.

Robert Russell Rice, Sr., age 95, of Mattoon, died 12:50 P.M. Sat., Dec. 25, 1999, at the Odd-Fellow Rebekah Home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Diener officiating. Interment will be at Dodge Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1:00 P.M. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Robert Russell Rice, Sr. was born November 28, 1904 at North Okaw Twp, a son of Lawrence Eugene and Maude Mae Miller Rice. He married Lela Florence Hayes February 5, 1929. She passed away April 28, 1997.

He is survived by one son Robert Russell (Bob) Rice Jr. and his wife Betty of Mattoon, one granddaughter, Sheryl Baugher and her husband Jason of Toledo and one great grandson Andrew Jason Baugher of Toledo.

He was preceded in death by one son and one sister.

Mr. Rice was a member of the Central Community Church for over 60 years, a life member of the International Order of Odd-Fellows #260, Mattoon Eagles Lodge and Teamsters Local #26.

Mr. Rice was a retired truck driver for A&B Transfer.

Chester Roberts

GREENUP ­ Chester W. Roberts, 85, of Greenup, formerly of Mattoon, died at 12:50 a.m. Friday (Dec. 24, 1999) at the Cumberland Nursing Center.

A graveside funeral will be at noon today in the Arthur Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Janes officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 23, 1914 in Katy, Texas, the son of Willis E. and Retta W. Dillon Roberts. He married Frances Anna Middlesworth in 1938. She died in 1995.

Surviving are 15 nieces and nephews.

Mr. Roberts retired from Meadow Gold Dairy in Mattoon, where he had been a truck driver for more than 40 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mattoon.

Mike Sanders

MATTOON ­ Mike Sanders, 53, of Mattoon, died Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. John Crutcher officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12:30 until service time today at the funeral home.

He was born Dec. 14, 1946 in Mattoon, the son of Thomas E. and Evelyn E. Hall Sanders.

Surviving are his mother, Evelyn Smith of Mattoon; one brother, David Sanders of Mattoon; and one nephew, Joshua Sanders of Mattoon.

He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, and one stepsister.

Mr. Sanders was a certified public accountant with Doehring Winders and Company. He was a member of the Mattoon Moose Lodge and Mattoon Eagles Lodge.

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