Aulsa Mae Alexander, age 87, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:20 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
afternoon at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Douglas
Fleischfresser officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Wednesday
afternoon at the funeral home.
Aulsa was born June 10, 1912, in Wolf County, Kentucky, a daughter
of James and Pearlie Swango Murphy. She married John R. Alexander
on Nov. 25, 1931. He passed away on February 21, 1987. She was also
preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.
Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Michael of Rochester; three
sons, Jerry Alexander and wife Kay of Buffalo Grove, Brad Alexander
and wife Susan and Greg Alexander, all of Mattoon; two sisters,
Genevieve McConnell of Prescott, Arizona, Ruby Edwards of Ft.
White, Florida; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Alexander was a homemaker and a member of the Broadway
Memorial gifts may be made to American Diabetes Association.
CASEY - Norma Jean Campbell, 74, of Casey, died at 2:05 p.m.
Sunday (April 15, 2001) at her home.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church
in Casey with the Rev. Mark Kaley officiating. Burial will be in the
Casey Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today
at the Markwell Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Yale, the daughter of Berl E. and
Mamie Hickox Collins. She married Frank S. Campbell in 1947; he
Also surviving are three daughters, Ann Larkin of Virginia Beach, Va.,
Janet Bolser of Florissant, Mo., and Fran Hughes of St. Charles; three
sisters, Eva Farley of Casey, Wanda Robey of Greenup and Anna Lee
Collins of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker. She was a member of the United
Methodist Naomi Circle, the Casey United Methodist Church and the
Casey Women's Club.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Casey
United Methodist Church.
ADVANCE, N.C. - Lucile Carpenter, 97, of Advance, N.C., formerly
of Casey, died at 3 a.m. Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Forsyth Medical
Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Street
Cemetery in Casey with the Rev. Mark Kaley officiating. Visitation
be one hour prior to the graveside service at the Markwell and Son
Funeral Home in Casey.
She was born March 13, 1904, in Early, Iowa, the daughter of James
Terrill Stone and Emma W. Jackson Stone. She married Wesley
Carpenter; he preceded in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Jeanne Wherry of Advance, N.C.; three
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Mrs. Carpenter was a homemaker. She was a member of the Casey
United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star.
Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease
Association or Alzheimer's Association.
KOKOMO, Ind. - Roberta A. Cox, 79, of Kokomo, Ind., formerly of
Sullivan, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Manor Care
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sunset Memory Garden
Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors James Bradley and Pat Bousum
officiating. Entombment will follow. Visitation will be from 4 to 8
today at the funeral home.
She was born June 17, 1921, in Sullivan, the daughter of Leslie and
Josephine Waggoner Grisby. She married Lowell T. Cox in 1946; he
Also surviving are one daughter, Cathy Stover of Greentown, Ind.; two
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and had worked at Indiana Rail and
Allisons. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in
Gerald "Griz" England
SULLIVAN - Gerald E. "Griz" England, age 52, of Sullivan, died at
9:12 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First
Christian Church, Sullivan, conducted by Rev. Dr. David Leslie.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Burial
be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials suggested to the England
Family Education Fund or the Moultrie County Chapter of the
American Cancer Society. McMullin-Young Funeral Home Sullivan, is
in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. England was born February 1, 1949, in Decatur, the son of Ernest
and Mary Risley England. He was the Moultrie County Clerk, a
member of the Kiwanis Club, the C.E.F.S. Board, and attended the
First Christian Church, Sullivan. He married Georgia Purcell on June
1974, in Sullivan, and she survives, along with sons, A. Michael Hoff
of Memphis, TN, Ernest Scott England of Sullivan; daughters, Angela
M. Block of Bolingbrook, IL, Jodi A. England of Decatur;
grandchildren, Cailin and Ethan Block of Sullivan; his mother Mary
England of Sullivan; and sisters, Carroll Sebens, Marilyn Leonard,
"Babe" Mode, Judy Featheringill, and Donna Holland, all of Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his father.
"Sing Your Song, Sweet Music Man"
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Junior Thomas Glosser, 74, of Michigan
City, Ind., formerly of Charleston, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday (April
2001) at St. Anthony Memorial Health Centers.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carlisle Funeral Home with
the Rev. David Seifert officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlisle
Funeral Home, Michigan City, Ind.
He was born June 8, 1926, in Charleston, the son of William H. Glosser
and Fannie Toops. He married Leila Jacobsen in Michigan City, Ind.;
Also surviving are one son, Larry Glosser of Michigan City, Ind.; two
daughters, Sharon Shroyer of Michigan City, Ind., and Linda Stanz of
Saginaw, Mich.; two brothers, Kenneth Glosser of Charleston and
James Hackett of Michigan City, Ind.; one sister, Betty Cox of
Charleston; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded by one twin brother, four brothers and six sisters.
Mr. Glosser was a welder for seven years at Aero-Metals. He was a
member of the IBEW.
Memorials may be made to the Open Door Clinic.
SULLIVAN - Edward "Ed" J. Turney, age 23, of Sullivan, died at 10:00
p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2001 in rural Sullivan.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, conducted by Pastor Paul
McGhghy. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Memorials
suggested to Faith Lutheran Church, AAL, c/o Faith Lutheran Church,
PO Box 109, Sullivan, IL 61951.
Mr. Turney was born September 1, 1977 in Colorado Springs, CO, the
son of James and Hui-Sun Yi Turney. He was a set-up operator at
Hydro Gear in Sullivan, and a member of the Faith Lutheran Church,
Sullivan. He married Melinda Mae Elder on August 1, 1998, in Sullivan.
She survives along with their son, Jordan at home; a daughter, Adriana
Stull of Cowden, IL; his father and step mother, James and Cindy
Turney of Herrick, IL, his mother, Hui-Sun Turney of Killeen, TX;
brothers, Jodie, Danny and James Turney all of Killeen, TX; and
mother and father-in-law, Timothy and Cathy Floyd of Sullivan.
SHELBYVILLE - Alice Edith Elliott Warner, 85, of Shelbyville, died at
10:59 a.m. Monday (April 16, 2001) at Shelby Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Howe & Yockey Funeral
Home with the Rev. Howard Sallee officiating. Burial will be in Jordan
Cemetery.Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
She was born May 5, 1915, in Stewardson, the daughter of Charles and
Esther Vogel Mahnke. She married Maurice G. Elliott in 1934; he died
in 1975. She married Fred G. Warner in 1981; he died in 1995.
Surviving are one son, Richard Elliott of Shelbyville; one daughter,
Margaret Hammond of Shelbyville; one sister, Vera Knierim of Decatur;
four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Warner was charter member of the Shelby County Home
Extension and a member of the Shelby Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church or
April 16, 2001
STRASBURG - Lawrence Dean Biehler, 76, of Strasburg, died at 2:15
p.m. Sunday (April 15, 2001) at his residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Strasburg with the Rev. Michael Mohr officiating. Burial will be St.
Paul's Cemetery, in Strasburg. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday at the church. The Howe and Yockey Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
He was born Nov. 18, 1924, in Strasburg, a son of John A. and Matilda
Doeding Biehler. He married Gail Ruth Spannagel in 1947; she survives.
Survivors include a brother, Nolen Biehler of Portland, Ore.
He was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Biehler.
Mr. Biehler was an army veteran of WW II and owned and operated
Biehler Hatchery in Strasburg for 30 years. He was a member of the
Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, and served as the Strasburg
Village Water and Sewer Superintendent for ten years.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul's Cemetery,
Strasburg or donor's choice.
DANVILLE - Lillie May Stingley Doolin, 73, of Danville, died at 7:05
p.m. Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Vermilion Manor.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery
in Charleston. The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Lakeside-Barrick Funeral Chapel in Danville, with the Rev. Herbert
Smith officiating. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral chapel in Danville.
She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Bushton, a daughter of Wilbur and Violet
Bell Hall. She married Claude E. Stingley in 1943; he died in 1974.
married Vincent L. Doolin in 1975; he survives.
Other survivors include three sons, George Stingley of Cannapolis,
N.C., Francis Stingley and Larry Doolin, both of Danville; two
daughters, Bertha Irene Baity and Mint Doolin, both of Danville; four
brothers, Zollie Hall of Sterling, John Hall of Charleston, Charles
Jones Mill, Ark., and Albert Hall of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Dorothy
Madlen of Charleston and Norma Zigler of Normal; four grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry, and one brother.
Mrs. Doolin was retired from General Electric. She was a member of
the Westside Church of the Nazarene, the Danville G.E. Retirees, the
American Legion Post 51 Auxiliary, United Commercial Travelers 272
and the Charleston VFW Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at the Danville
V.A. Hospital and was past state president of American War Mothers.
Memorials may be made to the Westside Church of the Nazarene or to
Robert E. Hensen
NEOGA Robert E. Hensen, 70, of 67 Short's Drive, Neoga, Ill.,
formerly of Colfax and Champaign, Ill., at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, April
14, 2001, at his rural Neoga residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church,
Mattoon, with the Rev. David Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in
Point Cemetery in Neoga, Ill. Visitation will be one hour before the
services at the church. Graveside military services will be conducted
the VFW Post 4598 of Cumberland County, Ill. The Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born April 27, 1930, in Anchor, Ill., a son of Alvin and Peggy
(Vance) Hensen. He married Dee Ann Johnson on June 3, 1951 in
Survivors include his wife, Dee Ann Hensen of rural Neoga; a son,
Steven R. Hensen of Charleston, Ill.; daughters, Mrs. Alan (Sandra)
Schweighart of Paxton, Ill., and Mrs. Judd (Conni) French of
Longwood, Fla.; brothers, Dean Hensen of Villa Grove, Ill., and Keith
Hensen of Lexington, Ill.; sister, Judy Hensen of Taylorville, Ill.;
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Hensen operated a service station in Champaign for 20 years and
worked at Kraft Manufacturing Company in Champaign for 20 years
retiring in 1992. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean
War. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mattoon, Ill.
and the American Legion Post #24 of Champaign, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 3400 Dewitt
Ave., Mattoon, Ill. 61938
FARINA - Dorothy Elsie Esther Lacey, 85, of Farina, died at 2:10 a.m.
Saturday (April 14, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Farina United Methodist
Church, in Farina, with the Rev. Clayton Coffey officiating. Burial
be in the Elder Cemetery in Farina. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8
today at the Neal Funeral Home in Kinmundy and one hour before the
service Tuesday at the church.
She was born Nov. 9, 1915, in Centralia, a daughter of Emil and Lillie
Leonard Schneider. She married Morris Ellsworth Lacey in 1937; he
died in 1978.
Survivors include sons, Bob Lacey of Nokomis and Ed Lacey of Farina;
daughters, Jean Lacey of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Annmae Boyd of
Mattoon; half brother, Phil May of California; half sister, Jeanette
Diphold of Farina; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lacey was a retired nurse's aide from Shriners Hospital in St.
Louis, Mo. She was a member of the Farina United Methodist Church
and the Meachum Quilting Club.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church or Farina
Anna R. Marlow Schulz
SULLIVAN, IL - Anna Ruth Marlow Schulz, age 69, of Machesney
Park, IL, lost her battle with cancer on April 12, 2001. She was born
Westbourne, TN, on May 6, 1931. Anna has gone to join her son,
Clifford Neal, parents, John F. and Litha Marlow; brother, Hoyal A.
Marlow (SFC., US Army, Ret) and brothers-in-law, William H. Engle
and James F. Hale in Heaven. She and her husband, Karl H. Schulz
were married in LaFollette, TN, on September 1, 1962. In addition to
her husband, she leaves to mourn, her beloved son and daughter-in-law,
Gene and Ginny Neal of Davis Junction; granddaughters, Karla Jean
Neal of Tennessee and Angela L. and Todd Pfab and great grandson,
Jacob Pfab, all of Davis Junction; mother-in-law, Grete Schulz of
Germany; sisters, Cuemyle Hale and Janice Engle of Ohio, Myonia
(Joe) Stone of California; numerous nieces and nephews, and her dog,
Kelly Jo. Anna Ruth was very talented with many hobbies. She was a
wonderful cook, gardener, seamstress and quilter. Anna and Karl had
looked forward to retiring to their home in Sullivan, IL, to enjoy
hobbies of fishing and gardening.
Anna Ruth's family wishes to thank the Parkside Nazarene Church,
Pastor Orin Nelson and member Irene Bruner for their prayers and
visits to Anna. Friends, Richard and Cindy Lamb, Cindy never missed
night visiting with Anna throughout her long struggle with cancer.
Friends, Glen and Mary Tish who either called or visited daily, friends
from Sullivan and Lake City, IL, who made special trips to visit Anna
during her illness, Hospice nurses, Paula, Gena and others. Hospice
Social Worker, Karen and Health Aide, Beverly who was so gentle in
bathing Ruth. Each staff member was so kind and caring and provided
much needed support and encouragement to Anna and her family.
Visitation at McMullin-Young Funeral Home at 503 W. Jackson,
Sullivan, IL, on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. services at 2:30 with
burial immediately afterward at the Kellar Cemetery in Lovington, IL.
Donations in Anna Ruth's memory may be made to Visiting Nurses
Association Hospice at 4223 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108.
SULLIVAN - Tillie Emily Steele, 87, of Sullivan, died at 4:00 a.m. on
Saturday, April 14, 2001, at her home.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the McMullin-Young
Funeral Home, Sullivan, conducted by Rev. Delmar Holbrook and Rev.
Dave Starr. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home. Burial at Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials may
be made to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer
Mrs. Steele was born August 21, 1913, in Hermann, MO, the daughter
of Samuel C. and Tillie Mann Ulrich. She was a member of the
Christian Fellowship Church of God, Sullivan. She married Leonard
Max Steele July 8, 1944, in Sullivan and he survives, along with a
daughter, Linda C. Blankenship of Clinton, NC, and grandchildren,
Gretchen Blankenship-Gray of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Darin Leon
Blankenship of Newton Grove, NC; three great-grandchildren also
survive. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Vesta "Betty" Thompson
EFFINGHAM - Mrs. Vesta E. "Betty" Thompson, 93, of 14935 North
18th Ave., Effingham, Ill. died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2001,
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral
Home with the Rev. Russell Stark officiating. Burial will be in Zion
Cemetery, Paradise Township, Coles County, Ill. Visitation will be
hours before services at the funeral home.
She was born February 21, 1908, in Paradise Township, Coles County,
Ill., the son of William L. and Ada V. (Brant) Campbell. She married
Lowell Field in 1937; he died February 10, 1962. She married Alf R.
Thompson on September 23, 1977 in North Carolina; he died January
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and
She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Thompson was a housewife and former legal secretary for
Douglas and Church Law Offices and Mark Hunt Law Office in
Mattoon, Ill. Betty and her husband Alf were strong supporters of the
Millikin University of Decatur, Ill. She was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church in Effingham, Ill. and overseas, American Red
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lincolnland, Mattoon, Ill.
and American Red Cross.
CHRISMAN - Hettie V. Turner, 88, of Chrisman, formerly of Oakland,
died at 5:10 p.m. Friday (April 13, 2001) at Chrisman.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Taber Funeral Home in
Oakland with Russell Witmer officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland
Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born March 15, 1913, in Hindsboro, a daughter of Lisha and
Myrtle Tuttle Emberton. She married Mastan "Jack" Turner in 1932; he
Other survivors include one son, Jackie Turner of Redmon; one
brother, Clinton Emberton of Garrett; one sister, Lucille Ogletree
California; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, four brothers, eight sisters,
and one great-grandson.
Mrs. Turner had worked in the janitorial department at Eastern Illinois
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Meadows Christian Village,
Alzheimer's Wing, Chrisman.
SULLIVAN - Michael Shawn Wells, 25, of Sullivan died at 10 p.m.
Saturday (April 14, 2001) from injuries received in a vehicle accident
The funeral will be at Noon on Wednesday at the Brintlinger and Earl
Cerro Gordo Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at
the West Frantz Cemetery, in Oakley. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born August 6, 1975, in Springfield.
Survivors include his mother, Catherine M. Hardesty of Decatur;
grandparents, Clyde and Shirley Wells of Oakley; two daughters, Brook
Wells of Weedville, Penn., Shania Dickant of Ridgway, Penn. and
Christopher Freeman of Decatur; brothers, John Wells of Oakley and
James Wells at home; and a sister, Shana Wells of Decatur.
Mr. Wells worked at Hydro-Gear in Sullivan.
DECATUR - Nicholas J. White, 39, of Decatur, passed away at 4:00
p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18,
2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon with Pastor Jack
Turner officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens,
Mattoon. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. at the funeral home.
Nicholas was born April 26, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois, son of Raymond
and Janet Hamilton White. He married Andra McDonald December 22,
1997 in the Bahamas; she survives. Also surviving are his mother: Janet
Brazzell of Mattoon, father Raymond White of Mattoon; stepsons:
Toby Beard and wife Starla of Kincaid, IL and their daughter Hasha
Brazil, IN, Todd Beard and wife Stephanie, and their children Vincent
Emerson and Ocean Thoreau of Mattoon. One sister: Deanna Parke
and her children: Brandon Parke, Brianna Clairess, and Ryan Cole of
Zephyr Hills, FL. Two brothers: Robin White and wife Kathy, and their
children: Jessie White and Dakota White of Mattoon; and Chris White
and his son Neko of Mattoon. He was preceded in death by one
brother: Charles Raymond White and grandparents: Jesse and Bessie
Nicholas was an employee of Intermet (Wagner Foundry) and had
received his industrial maintenance degree from Lake Land College.
April 14, 2001
RANTOUL - Archie L. Bunten, 88, of Rantoul, formerly of Tolono and
Arcola, died at 8:55 a.m. at his daughter's Rantoul home.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Van Voorhis
Cemetery, rural Hindsboro, with the Rev. Donald Winch officiating.
The Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 12, 1913, in Putnam County, Ind., the son of William
Alva and Gertrude Hayes Bunten. He married Beulah Welch in 1933;
she died in 1971. He married Ruth Cekander in 1972; she died in 1998.
He married Idella Wilma Kincaid in 1998; she died in 2001.
Surviving are two sons, Arthur Bunten in Benson, Ariz., and Stephen
Bunten of Springfield; two daughters, Charlotte Herrington of Urbana
and Shirley Panepinto or Rantoul; two brothers, his twin Arthur Bunten
of Mattoon and Charles Bunten of Oxford, Ohio; one sister, Laverne
Tuttle of Arcola; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two infant daughters, one brother,
one sister and two grandchildren.
Mr. Bunten was a farmer in the Arcola area for more than 30 years. He
worked for the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District until 1979, when
retired. He was a member of the Tolono Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children or the
MARTINSVILLE - Donald A. Craig, 79, of Martinsville, died at 10:05
a.m. Friday (April 13, 2001) in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Greenwell Funeral Home,
Martinsville, with the Rev. Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will be
Ridgelawn Cemetery with military rites by the Martinsville American
Legion Post 515. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
He was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Martinsville, the son of Rory Craig and
Ruth Poe Craig. He married Doris Dill in 1952; she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Terry Craig of Cedar Park, Texas, and
Donald H. Craig of Martinsville; two daughters, Christine Washburn
Champaign and Debra Haun of Louisville; and one sister, Lillian
Davidson of Martinsville.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Craig was a retired boilermaker with the Chicago Bridge and Iron
Co. He attended the Martinsville First Baptist Church and was a Navy
veteran of World War II.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the
American Lung Association.
WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Richard Doyle Lewis, 59, of Terre
Haute, Ind., formerly of Marshall, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday (April
2001) at Terre Haute Hospital.
The funeral was Friday at the Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home. Burial
was in Bethesda Memorial Park Cemetery, West Terre Haute, Ind.
He was born Sept. 12, 1941, in Marshall, the son of Frederick W.
Lewis Sr. and Mabel Liggett Lewis. He married Loretta Lewis; she
Also surviving are two sons, Rick Lewis of Brazil, Ind., and Randy
Lewis of West Terre Haute, Ind.; four brothers; four sisters including
Lucy Ayers of Charleston; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Lewis retired from Columbian Home Products Corp., formerly
General Housewares, after 33 years of service.
April 13, 2001
ARCOLA - Dorothy Laverne Chapman, 70, of Arcola, died at 7:40
p.m. Wednesday (April 11, 2001) at Provena Covenant Medical Center
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola
with the Rev. Jack Woods officiating. Burial will be in the Humboldt
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the
She was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Humboldt, the daughter of Gilbert and
Isabelle Payne LeGrand. She married Charles Chapman in 1950; he
Also surviving are three sons, Duane Chapman of Villa Grove, Darrell
Chapman of Arthur and Dana Chapman of Humboldt; one daughter,
Diane Stoltey of Monticello; one sister, Juanita Belles of Mattoon;
grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren;
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Chapman was a homemaker.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
GREENUP - Patricia A. Jackson, 50, of Greenup, died at 10 p.m.
Wednesday (April 11, 2001) at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Barkley Funeral Home
Greenup with the Rev. Jere McSparran officiating. Burial will be in
Cemetery, Hidalgo. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral
She was born July 31, 1950, in Mattoon, the daughter of Virgil and
Audrey Duvall Freeman. She married Keith Jackson in 1986; he died in
Surviving are her mother, Audrey McMorris of Greenup; two
daughters, Tammy Davidson and Laura Jackson, both of Greenup; two
brothers, Don Freeman of Woodridge and Richard Freeman of
Lexington, Tenn.; one sister, Madonna Baugh of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla.; and two grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her father and one brother.
Mrs. Jackson was a nurses aid.
Judge W.B. "Dutch" Kranz
SULLIVAN -Judge W.B. "Dutch" Kranz, 83, of Sullivan, died at 5:45
a.m. Wednesday (April 11, 2001) in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reed Funeral Home
conducted by the Rev. Glen Stewart. Burial will be in the Greenhill
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are
suggested to the American Heart Association or Donor's Choice.
Judge Kranz was born on April 13, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, the son
Philip R. and M. Pearl Brown Kranz. "Dutch" was a 50 year member
of the Illinois State Bar Association, a 53 year member of the American
Legion, a 50 year member of the Methodist Church, a member of the
Sullivan Lions Club, the George A. Sentel # 764 A.F. & A.M. and
a 32nd Degree Mason with the Bloomington Valley Scottish Rite, and
was a former member of the Moweaqua Rotary Club and the
Moweaqua School Board.
"Dutch" graduated from Danville High School in 1935 and was a 1940
graduate of the Caterpillar Co. Machinist Tool and Die Maker School.
He then graduated from the University of Illinois In Champaign and
John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1950. From 1950 until 1968 he
practiced law in Moweaqua, from 1967 until 1973 he practiced law in
Sullivan and from 1961 until 1967 he was the Closing Attorney for land
purchases on the Lake Shelbyville Dam Project.
On April 2, 1973, "Dutch" was appointed an Associate Judge of the
Sixth Judicial Circuit. On April 1, 1980, he was appointed Resident
Circuit Judge for Moultrie County in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. In
November 1982 he was elected Resident Circuit Judge and retired from
that position on October 2, 1987. "Dutch" served in the Army Corps
Engineers attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. On November 30,
1940, he married Mary L. Walker in East Peoria, IL and she survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Susie Alexander and her husband Bob of
Decatur, IL, Sandra Bland of Bemidji, MN; grandchildren, J. Luke
Bland of Decatur, IL, D. Wesley Bland of Menomonie, WI, Amanda B.
Bland of Mankato, MN; a brother, Col. (Retired) "Jack" A. Kranz of
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin brothers.