Shirley Ann Ballard, age 66, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Friday,
2001, at her home surrounded by her family.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Schilling
Graveside funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 2:30 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoon
at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana with the Reverend Bob
Shirley was born January 30, 1935, in Bicknell, Indiana, a daughter for
Francis Meeks Beaman. She married Lee E. Ballard on May 30, 1953. He survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Michael Lee Ballard and wife Lorraine
Calif., Robert Lyman Ballard and wife LeAnn of Rantoul and Jerry Edwin
Ballard and wife
Stacy of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; one daughter, Kay Ann Callison and husband
rural Charleston; one brother, Bertram Beaman and wife Margie of Vincennes,
sisters, Beverly Tiesing and husband Jim and Fran Biehl and husband Herschel,
Vincennes, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Joseph Myers Ballard of Rantoul,
Callison and Corey James Callison, both of rural Charleston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Bob Beaman, and
granddaughter, Emily Christine Ballard.
Mrs. Ballard was a homemaker and former co-owner and operator of Lee's
She loved making crocheted handiwork, especially afghans and doilies, which
she liked to
share with family and friends. She also was a popular face among the bingo
Memorial gifts may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -Kathleen M. Prust Bennett, 91, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
of Marshall, died 10 a.m. Friday (April 27, 2001) at Westpark Healthcare
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West
Pastor John Davis officiating. Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery. Visitation
will be from
noon until service time on Monday.
She was born March 4, 1910 in West Union, the daughter of Harry and Louisa
Prust. She married Tarquin C. Bennett in 1929. He died in 1996.
Surviving are one daughter, Norma Lee Elsey of Lebanon, Ind.; one son,
Bennett of Franklin, Ind.; and three granddaughters and five great-grandsons.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter and five brothers.
Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church,
Marshall Pythian Sisters and Marshall Eastern Star Chapter 739.
Carl E. Bright, age 80, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Saturday,
April 28, 2001, at
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday
morning at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial
rites by the V.F.W. Post 4325 will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Carl was born December 31, 1920, in Cumberland County, the son of Johnson
Florence Carlen Bright. He married Jetta S. Jones on June 2, 1961. She
Other survivors include three daughters, Vickie Dowell of Mattoon, Kimberly
husband Matt of St. Louis, Missouri, and Karla Grzeskowiak and husband
Chicago; and two grandchildren, Aidan N. Finn and Ashlyn A. Finn, both
of St. Louis,
He was preceded in death by a half-brother, stepbrother and stepsister.
Mr. Bright served as a security guard with Burn's Security which serviced
and Sons in Mattoon. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member
American Legion and the First Christian Church.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Christian Church.
ROBERT "BOB" DRAKE
CHARLESTON, ILRobert "Bob" Drake, age 61 and long time Charleston
passed away on Friday, April 27, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
celebrating Bob's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2 with
Jack Turner and Mr. Bob Larson officiating. Visitation will be held this
from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with Masonic Services conducted by Charleston Masonic
#35 AF & AM at 8:00 p.m. Services and visitation will be held at Adams
2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Following the services on Wednesday, interment
held at Roselawn Cemetery, also in Charleston.
Bob was born July 15, 1939 in Charleston, Illinois the son of Donald and
Drake. He married Anita Ervin on December 31, 1960 in Dieterich, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife of forty years, Anita of Charleston; one daughter,
and her husband Kenny of Charleston; two sons, Doug Drake and his wife
Brad Drake and his wife Wendy, all of Charleston; seven grandchildren,
Derek Drake of
Knoxville, Tennessee, Dustin Sloat, Kyle Keefer, Kenzie Keefer, Adam Drake,
Drake and Shawn Drake, all of Charleston; four brothers, Larry Drake and
Martha, Steve Drake and his wife Mary, all of Charleston, Jeff Drake and
his wife Sheila
of Mattoon, Illinois and Mike Drake and his wife Sandra of LaGrange, Illinois
nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents.
Bob was a member of the First Christian Church of Charleston. He founded
Roofing & Siding, Inc. and remained actively involved in the business
with Anita, Doug and
Brad. Spending time with Bob, if for only a moment, would brighten one's
day. And no
one reaped the benefits of this special attribute more than his family
grandchildren, all with whom he shared a warm and loving relationship.
included traveling and vegetable gardeningespecially raising tomatoes
and sharing his
produce with any and all. He was a member of Charleston Masonic Lodge #35
AM, Valley of Danville, Ansar Temple, Cornbelt Shrine Club, Charleston
#1388, Charleston Elks Club B.P.O.E. #623, Eagles Ambraw Aerie #3100 of
and the Charleston Country Club.
Bob's family requests that memorials in his honor be made to Charleston
#35 AF & AM. Memorials may be made at the service or visitation, or
mailed to Adams
Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
GEORGE R. EVANS
CHARLESTON, ILGeorge R. Evans, age 61, passed away after a long battle
cancer on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at his rural Charleston home. Graveside
Military Rites, celebrating George's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, May 5 at
Tuscola Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Randal S. Langley officiating. Tuscola
located in Tuscola on the North side of U.S. Route 36. There will be no
George was born March 31, 1940 in Leatha, Kentucky, the son of Clay and
He is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years, Mary Elizabeth
(Carroll) Evans of
Charelston; one son, Ronald L. Evans and his wife Julie of Wildwood, Missouri;
grandchildren, Ryan Evans and Alexandria Evans, both of Wildwood; one sister,
Savage and her husband Don of Bellefontaine, Ohio; one nephew, Richard
Savage and his
wife Beth of Caledonia, Ohio; one niece, Shannon Schmitz and her husband
John of Troy,
Ohio, and one great niece, Taylor Marie Schmitz, also of Troy. He was preceded
George was a Veteran having served for four years with the United States
beginning in January, 1957. Following his honorable discharge from the
Air Force, he
pursued a profession he truly enjoyedthat of driving. Since 1991,
he was a driver for
Ne-Co Asphalt of Charleston. He was a member of Eagles Ambraw Aerie #2166
Bellefontaine, Ohio, Charleston Elks B.P.O.E. #623, Charleston Masonic
Valley of Danville Consistory, ShrinersAnsar Temple and a thirty-four
year member of
Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 26. His hobby was fishing; his passion was
Harley-Davidson. George will be remembered as a loving husband, a genuine
will be missed by those near and dear to him including his "best friends"his
Louie, PeeWee and Lucky.
In lieu of flowers, George's family requests that memorials in his honor
be made to the
American Cancer Society or to the Family. Memorials may be made at the
mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Guy Fogleman, age 85, of Toledo, died at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28,
2001 at Sarah
Bush Lincoln Health Center. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 1 from 4:00
to 8:00 p.m. at
Barkley's Funeral Home in Greenup. The funeral will be Wednesday, May 2,
at 10:00 a.m.
at the funeral home with burial in the Greenup Cemetery. Rev. Tim Pearce
Guy was born January 2, 1916 in Greenup, the son of Guy and Lida Conley
served in the Pacific Theater in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following
marriage to Eileen Wood on March 9, 1946 the couple returned to the Toledo
began farming. They were blessed with three daughters: Jeannie, Judi, and
Joyce. Guy and
Eileen owned and operated their family farm until his retirement at age
Guy was well known in Cumberland County for his quick wit, strong opinions,
tilted cap. He was proud of his country, community and church. He loved
appreciated nature, and cherished his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife, Eileen; daughters: Jeannie (Jim) Walters of Charleston,
(Howard) Markwell of Toledo, and Joyce Fogleman of Benton; grandchildren:
Walters of Chicago, Kurt Walters of Evanston, Courtney (Jason) Waggoner
Craig (Jessica) Beaumont of Toledo, Ohio, and one step-granddaughter Jordan
of Toledo. Also surviving are three sisters: Flora Rikard, Ellen Wisner,
Clark; sisters-in-law: Marjorie Shafer, Lois Fogleman, Susanne Fogleman;
and many dear
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Ernestine Cox,
brothers Joe, John, and George.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church where Guy was an
participant throughout his life.
Gerald J. Huston
MATTOONGerald J. Huston age 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:50 a.m.
April 28, 2001 at Douglas Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan
Home with Reverend Jim Dona officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00
a.m. to service
time at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
Cemetery, Beecher City, Illinois.
Gerald J. Huston was born March 9, 1910 at Cowden, Illinois, a son of James
Jones Huston. He is survived by a sister, Mary Jessie Clavey of Plainsboro,
nieces, Eileen Berry of Indiantown, Forida, Leona Kowalewitz of Indianapolis,
Zola Walls of Effingham, Illinois, Norma Manroe of Bensonville, Illinois,
Marcia Ward and
Cheryl Anderson both of Texas. Also surviving are nephews, Harold Scott,
Illinois, Sam Roller of Naperville, Illinois, Coy Clavey of New York, New
Robert Scott of Mattoon, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents,
two sisters and two nephews.
Mr. Huston assisted Robert Fuqua in farming for thirty years, retiring
Timothy Wayne Joseph Norfleet, infant son of Tim Norfleet and Alisha Harrelson
Shelbyville, IL passed away at 9:25 AM Friday April 27, 2001 in St. John's
Timmy was born April 11, 2001 at 9:16 AM April 11, 2001 in St. John's Hospital.
Surviving are his parents Tim and Alisha of Shelbyville; grandparents:
Joe and Paula
Norfleet of Shelbyville, Joyce Norfleet of Monticello, IL, Toni Rinehart
of Windsor, IL and
Dave and Carol Harrelson of Windsor; great grandparents: Bill and Barb
Cooks Mill, IL, Lee and Nancy Metcalf of Port Orange, FL, Dennis and Debbie
Springfield, IL; aunts Kelli Paxton of Mattoon, and April Harrelson of
Dakota Rinehart of Windsor and Troy Norfleet of Monticello.
He was preceded in death by great grandparents Hubert and Myrtle Norfleet
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday April 30, 2001 in Windsor
Cemetery, Windsor. There will be no visitation. Robert Norfleet will officiate.
Arrangements are by Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor.
OBLONG - Nora M. Pinkston Snider, 52, of Oblong, died 5:50 a.m. Sunday
2001) at her residence.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the West Union Christian Church
Brother Tom Cooperider officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery. Visitation
from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union and
prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
She was born July 17, 1948 in York, the daughter of Wilford G. and Mildred
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Jean Childress of Robinson; one son, Chris
Oblong; five sisters, Carole Cutright of Casey, Mindy Bubeck of West Union,
Bloomer of Annapolis, Donna Parker of West York, and Donna Christine of
two brothers, Phillip Pinkston of Martinsville and Charlie Pinkston of
Oblong; and three
Ms. Snider was a homemaker and employee of Victor Dana Corporation of Robinson.
She was a member of the West Union Christian Church and Marshall Veterans
Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to the West Union Christian Church of Hospice of
Larry Welch, age 61, of rural Mattoon, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday,
2001, at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday
at the Schilling
Funeral Home with Pastor Lana Robyne officiating. Burial will be in Rest
Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. this (Monday) evening at
the funeral home.
Larry was born January 12, 1940 in Mattoon, the son of George and Mary
Welch. Survivors include his mother, Mary Welch of rural Mattoon; one brother,
Welch and wife Ruth of North Hollywood, Calif.; three sisters, Sandy Brandon
Shelbina, Mo., Judy Welch and husband Mick of Mattoon, Sharon Woodyard
husband Marion of Cypress, Texas; two nephews and eight nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Larry graduated from Mattoon High School in 1957. He lived in California
for 30 years,
working for Anderson-Winn Paper Co., retiring as Vice-President and Sales
Representative in 1992, when he returned home to Mattoon to make his home
mother. He received a gunshot wound while in California, trying to assist
a friend and
neighbor. As a result of blood transfusions, he acquired Hepatitis C, and
liver cancer and diabetes. He was on the liver transplant list, but as
a result of the limited
organ availability and the progression of cancer was unable to proceed.
encourages everyone to become organ donors.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American
LOVINGTON - Lester Robert Wolfe, 54, of Lovington, died at 7:34 p.m. Saturday
(April 28 2001) at his residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home
Burial will be in Turner Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will
be one hour prior to
service time on Tuesday.
He was born March 18, 1947 in Tuscola, the son of Lester W. and Irene Chessman
Wolfe. He married Nancy L. Wolfe in 1990. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Irene Wolfe of Hammond; two sons, William
of Lovington and David Alan Wolfe of Atwood; one daughter, Tina Irene Wolfe
Juan Pueblo, N.M.; one sister, Sandra Irene Barcus of Atwood; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Wolfe was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of
Church in Hammond and Lovington American Legion Post #429.
Memorials may be made to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer
April 28, 2001
TOLEDO - Goldie J. Bahney, 68, of Mattoon, died at 8:21 p.m. Thursday (April
2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. The Barkley Funeral
Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
She was born May 3, 1932, in Dudley, Mo., the daughter of William and Christina
Hill. She married Homer Bahney in 1980; he died in 1995.
Surviving are three sons, Randy, Dean and Jerry Lock, all of Toledo; one
Sinde of Lerna; two stepsons, Homer Bahney Jr. of Jewett and Jack Bahney
Shelbyville; six grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Mrs. Bahney was a clothing seamstress.
EFFINGHAM - Donna Conner, 59, of Effingham, died at 10:43 p.m. Thursday
2001) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pagel Funeral Home in Watson.
Burial will be in
the Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham. No visitation is planned.
She was born Dec. 26, 1941, in Effingham, the daughter of Donald F. and
Kissinger. She married Melvin W. Conner in 1979; he survives.
Also surviving are her father; three sons, Doug Pocrnich of Dieterich,
and Nolan and
Monte Pocrnich, both of Effingham; four daughters, Teresa Garnee of Anderson,
Brenda Dagen of Beecher City, Michelle Black of Windsor and Jesse Conner
Effingham; three sisters, Erma Eaton of Effingham, Vickie Cox of Tennessee
and Rita Loy
of Watson; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Mrs. Conner retired as a cashier from Speedway. She was a member of the
Church of Effingham.
MATTOON - Ivan Dallas, age 94, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Thursday,
26, 2001 at his residence with his daughters by his side.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2001 at the First
2800 University Drive, Charleston, with the Reverend Pat Murphy officiating.
will be in Huckaba Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday,
2001 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.
Ivan Dallas was born September 10, 1906 in Lafayette Township, Coles County,
son of Samuel and Christianna Goodman Dallas. He married Dorothy Allnutt
1941 in Kentucky, she preceded in death October 22, 1980. He is survived
daughters, Julia Dallas and Jeanne Dallas Ahasay of Mattoon, a sister,
Myra Fryman of
Mattoon and grandchildren, Gary Ahasay, Jr. and wife Nicole and Lori Ahasay
Mattoon. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Mr. Dallas was a member of First Baptist Church, Charleston for over fifty
years. He was
a retired farmer and member of the Coles County Farm Bureau for over fifty
was a member of the Okaw Valley Motorcycle Club. Memorial contributions
made to the American Cancer Society.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Cynda Gilbert, 60, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of
Sunday (April 22, 2001) at her residence.
The funeral was conducted at the Holder Funeral Home in Owensville, Ind.
Burial was in
She was born July 25, 1940, in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of Arlin
W. and Rosalie Cox.
Surviving are her mother; three sons, Michael Gilbert of Arlington, Texas,
David Gilbert of
Wasilla, Alaska, and Pat Gilbert of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Carol
Princeton, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, one brother and one grandchild.
Mrs. Gilbert had taught Special Education at Armstrong Center, was a substitute
and had worked at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center while in Mattoon. She
also taught at
Kooken and Blanton Elementary Schools in Texas.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
GREENUP, IL - Connie Sue Starwalt, 50, of Greenup, IL, died at 2:43 a.m.
27, 2001) at her residence.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday (April 30, 2001) at the Barkley Funeral
Greenup, IL, with the Rev. Rodney Houser and the Rev. Brooke Davis officiating.
will be in the Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday
(April 29, 2001) at
the funeral home.
She was born June 9, 1950, in Hidalgo, IL, a daughter of Bernie and Marjorie
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Brown of Casey, IL; one daughter, Tami
Greenup; four grandchildren, Kayla, Cody and Derick Brown and Dylan Simms;
brothers, Charles, Victor and Bernie Houser, all of Greenup, IL, and Terry
Toledo, IL; seven sisters, Shirley Stanley of Olney, IL, Wanda Hawes, Ethel
Rose Eggers, all of Greenup, IL, Dixie Seiler of Toledo and Marjorie Trostle
Byrnes, both of Jewett, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one brother and
Mrs. Starwalt worked for Fedders Corporation in Effingham, IL.
Mary Louise Watkins, age 75, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Thursday,
26, 2001, at her residence, where she was cared for by her one son and
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday at
Funeral Home with Bishop T. Ned Lunt officiating. Burial will be in the
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Monday at the
Mary was born July 2, 1925 Fornfelt, Missouri, a daughter of Charles David
Elizabeth Brant Montgomery. She married Crowell Webb Watkins March 2, 1945.
preceded her in death on October 4, 1985. She was also preceded in death
by one son,
Crowell Webb Jr., one granddaughter, Jordan Ann Bolles, two brothers, two
life long friend, Don H. Foote.
Survivors include one son, Stephen Watkins of Mattoon; six daughters, Nancy
husband Darrell, Karen L. Hall, Kathleen Kirkham, Rebecca Cohoon and husband
all of Mattoon, Charlotte Ann Bolles of Jacksonville, Florida, Jan Marie
Crews of Palm
Harbor, Florida; one step-daughter, Gail Glass and husband David of Ruskin,
sister, Lillie "Penny" Sanderson of St. Ann, Missouri, one special niece,
Reeves of Hannabal, Missouri; eighteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker. She also had worked at the Mattoon Garment
Mary's favorite hobby was doll collecting.
Memorial gifts may be made to Rebecca Cohoon at 404 DeWitt Avenue, Mattoon.
April 27, 2001
MARTINSVILLE - Bill K. Janney, 71, of Martinsville, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday
26, 2001) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Greenwell Funeral Home in
the Rev. David Wilson officiating. A graveside service will be conducted
at 11 a.m.
Monday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Visitation will
be from 4 to
8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Martinsville.
He was born Nov. 16, 1929, in Clark County, the son of Dean K. Janney and
Janney. He married Marlene Sullens in 1953; she survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Martinsville; two sons, Douglas Janney
of Wilmington and
Gary Janney of Manhattan; two daughters, Kemm Blogg and Terri Rathert,
Peotone; one brother, Ron Janney of Martinsville; one sister, Melissa Miller
of Clay City,
Ind.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mr. Janney retired as a maintenance foreman of Desoto Inc. of Joliet and
was an Air
Force veteran. He was a member of the Martinsville Bible Church, Martinsville
Legion Post 515 and the Casey VFW.
Memorials may be made to the Martinsville Bible Church Building Fund.
TOWER HILL - Eleanor M. Matlock, 82, of Tower Hill, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday
(April 25, 2001) at her daughter's residence.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Cynthia Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery
Assumption. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
She was born March 9, 1919, in Stonington, the daughter of Leslie and Ida
She married Earl "Bill" Matlock in 1938; he died in 1987.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Matlock of Shelbyville, and one sister,
Reulecke of Moweaqua.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Matlock worked for the State of Illinois in the Public Aid and Drivers
Departments; CIPS in Pana, Shelbyville and Taylorville; and most recently
as secretary at
the First Baptist Church of Pana. She was a member of the First Baptist
Shelbyville and the Eastern Star of Tower Hill, and attended the Tower
Memorials may be made to Shelby County Community Services.
James G. "Jim" Starwalt, age 72, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Thursday,
26, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday
afternoon at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend James Dona officiating. Burial
will be in the Rest
Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until service time
afternoon at the funeral home.
James was born August 21, 1928, in Coles County, a son of Lloyd T. and
Starwalt. He married Jean Young in 1949. She passed away in 1995. He married
Van Note Bridges on September 24, 1997. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Terry D. Starwalt and wife Judy of Mattoon
Starwalt and wife Melissa of Charleston; two stepchildren, Michael V. Bridges
and Marcia L. Orndorff and husband Tony of Mattoon; five grandchildren,
Starwalt, Michael Starwalt and Christopher Starwalt, all of Mattoon and
and Caymen Starwalt, both of Charleston; four stepgrandchildren, Quincy
Greenup, Connie Coatney of Toledo, Jessica Waller and Tony Orndorff, both
and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Shelby Coatney of Toledo.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Mr. Starwalt retired as a mechanic from Yellow Freight in Effingham and
Chicago in 1989.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Eagles
V.F.W. Post 4325 and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
MATTOON - Mary L. Watkins, 75, of Mattoon, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday
2001) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.
April 26, 2001
An angel left this earth to join God's legion in heaven!
Madonna Ruth Decker, age 69, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
2001, at her residence.
The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday
morning at the
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Father Herman J. Niebrugge
celebrating. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 6:00-8:00
p.m. this evening (Thursday) at the Schilling Funeral Home with a Biblical
Wake service at
Madonna was born August 2, 1931, in Arcola, a daughter of Henry A. and
Brown Vogel. She married Fred Decker on April 30, 1954.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Decker of Mattoon; four brothers, Leon
L. Vogel and
wife Norma of Murrieta, California, Robert Vogel and wife Mary of Mattoon,
Vogel and wife Connie of Glenview, James Vogel and wife Peg of Decatur;
and one sister,
Helen Egan of Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Decker attended the Arcola school system and later became a Business
Eastern Illinois University. She worked for the Everett Brown and W. M.
and Real Estate Agency. She was a working partner in Decker Enterprises,
Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service and Fred's Gun Shop, as well as other
enterprises. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic
and Daughters of Isabella and was a former member of the Charleston Country
Madonna loved people and was always looking for ways to serve them in any
with both her time and monetary resources.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Mattoon Food Pantry.
JAMES E. GOLLADAY
CHARLESTON - James Edward "Jim" Golladay, age 77, of Charleston, went to
the Lord on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at his Charleston home. Services celebrating
will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the First Baptist Church,
Drive, Charleston. Reverend Pat Murphy will officiate. Visitation will
be held Friday
evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive,
Following the service interment, with a military flag folding ceremony
conducted by the
Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of Charleston,
held in Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston.
Jim was born November 19, 1923, in Charleston, Illinois the son of Joe
(Chesley) Golladay. He married Doris Edwards on October 5, 1950 in the
Church in Charleston.
He is survived by his loving wife Doris of Charleston; two daughters, Gail
Brown and her
husband Bob and Donna Hargis and her husband Vic, all of Charleston; six
Rebecca Veach, Phillip Brown, Rachel Brown, Stacie Hargis, Jay Hargis and
all of Charleston; one great grandchild, Kyndal Ridgeway of Charleston
and one sister,
Edith Smith and her husband Paul of Oakland, Illinois. He was preceded
by his parents,
and three sisters, Leona Golladay, Helen Harmon and Mary Ellen Golladay.
Jim's Church family and his family were his life. He was a long time member
of the First
Baptist Church of Charleston, where he ushered for almost fifty years and
involved in many of the church projects. His love and devotion for Doris,
his daughters and
their husbands and his grandchildren and great grandchildren was plentiful
unconditional. He enjoyed camping, word puzzles and playing games with
grandchildren. Jim will be remembered as a quiet man whose silence spoke
it came to his love for others and his willingness to lend a helping hand.
He was a World
War II Veteran having served with the United States Army. He retired from
Supply in 1986.
Jim's family requests that memorials in his honor be made to the First
Baptist Church of
Charleston. Memorials may be made at the service or visitation, or mailed
Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
ARCOLA - Clara M. Helmuth, 75, or Arthur, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday
2001) at her residence.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant View Church in rural
Bishop Howard Kuhns officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Church
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 2 to 4 p.m. and
6 to 8 p.m. Friday
at the church. Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Midland, Mich., the daughter of Menno and
Helmuth Miller, and was adopted by Noah and Mattie Miller Helmuth. She
J. Helmuth in 1945; he survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Floyd Joseph Helmuth of Bloomingdale, Mich.,
Raymond Helmuth and Allen Helmuth, both of Arthur; three daughters, Mary
Petersheim of Humboldt, and Shirley Kay Herschberger and Ellen Schrock,
Arthur; one brother, Floyd M. Helmuth of Tyler, Texas; three sisters, Wilma
Hope, Mich., Fannie Lengacher of Sarasota, Fla., and Katie Prough of Goshen,
grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Helmuth was a member of the Pleasant View Church in rural Arcola.
NEOGA - Mabel E. McKerrow, 90, of Neoga, formerly of Chicago, died at 1:29
Tuesday (April 24, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
The funeral will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
in Neoga with
the Rev. Steve Massengill officiating. Visitation will be after 5 p.m.
Friday until service time
at the funeral home. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the
She was born March 29, 1911, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Sophie
Tjardes. She married Glenn W. McKerrow in 1935; he died in 1960.
Surviving are two sons, Scott McKerrow of Mattoon and Rob McKerrow of Neoga;
grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, one grandchild
Mrs. McKerrow was a homemaker and attended the First Christian Church in
Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.
SHELBYVILLE - The Rev. Leo F. Mahnke, 84, of Shelbyville, died at 3:30
Wednesday (April 25, 2001) in Shelbyville Manor.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cowden Free Methodist Church
with the Rev.
Robert Smith, the Rev. Barry Long and the Rev. David Hudson officiating.
Burial will be in
Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Howe
Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
He was born May 17, 1916, in Stewardson, the son of Fredrick E.R. and Eva
Devore Mahnke. He married Ethel Hudson in 1936; she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard L. Mahnke of Princeton and Dale R.
Shelbyville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one grandchild.
Rev. Mahnke was a minister for 15 years in churches in Tower Hill, Fancher,
Lincoln and Effingham. He was also a retired farmer. He was a member of
Methodist Church for 62 years.
Memorials may be made to the Cowden Free Methodist Camp.
CLEARWATER, FL. - Dan P. O'Dell, 58, of Clearwater, Fla., died Tuesday
2001) at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
He was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Mattoon, IL, a son of William R. and Juanita
O'Dell. He moved to the Orlando area from Mattoon in 1982 and to Clearwater
He was a licensed Funeral Director in Illinois and Florida and the Manager
Moss-Feaster Funeral Home on Belcher Road in Clearwater. Dan graduated
Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1968 after serving three years in
the United States
Army. He attended the Light of Christ Catholic Church, was a member of
Country Club, Knights of Columbus Council #3580 Clearwater and was active
years in the United Way Campaigns.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Karen S.; a son, Keith T. of Chicago;
Denise R. of Chicago; two brothers, Joe E. O'Dell of Neoga, IL and David
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Visitation will be 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home,
Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL, with a 7 p.m. Wake Service. A Funeral Mass
his life will be 10 a.m. on Friday at the Light of Christ Catholic Church
in Clearwater, FL.
A second visitation will be 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the Woodlawn
Funeral Home in Orlando, FL, with a service starting at Noon. Interment
will follow in
Roselawn Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions to the
Heart Association, Catholic Charities or a charity of your choice.
CASEY - Patty Ann Simpson, 60, of Casey, died at 12:09 a.m. Wednesday (April
2001) at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home
in Casey with
the Rev. Steve Green officiating. Burial will be in Mount Cemetery, southeast
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Union Center, the daughter of Cleo and Lida
Tipsword. She married Edward Simpson in 1959; he survives.
Also surviving are her mother, Lida Tipsword of Casey; two sons, Toby Simpson
Greenfield, Ind., and Michael Simpson of Manchester, Mo.; two brothers,
William Tipsword, both of Casey; four sisters, Clara Walters and Bonnie
Tiffin, both of
Casey, Mae Brown of Greenup and Barbara Hanley of Topaz, Ariz.; and five
She was preceded in death by her father, one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Simpson had worked at Ettlebrick Shoe Factory and was a homemaker.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund.
April 25, 2001
FINDLAY - Edna Enoch, 79, of Findlay, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday (April
24, 2001) in
the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lockart and Son Funeral Home
Burial will be in Findlay Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Saturday
until service time at
the funeral home.
She was born June 30, 1921, in Ava, the daughter of Benjamin and Dora Warhousen
Winterberg. She married Paul Enoch in 1943; he died in 2000.
Surviving are one son, Paul Eugene Enoch of Pontoon Beach; one daughter,
Judy Bates of
Mattoon; two brothers, Raymond Winterberg of Glen Carbon and George Winterberg
Granite City; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son and one sister.
She was a homemaker and member of the Christian Church of Findlay.
Memorials may be made to Sheryl's House in Shelbyville.
CHARLESTON - James E. Golladay, 77, of Charleston, died Tuesday (April
at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Adams Funeral Chapel.
NEOGA - Mabel McKerrow, 90, of Neoga, formerly of Chicago, died at 1:29
Tuesday (April 24, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga.
CHARLESTON - Gene H. Ozier, 82, of Charleston, died Tuesday (April 24,
2001) at his
Arrangements are pending at Adams Funeral Chapel.
TOLEDO - Mildred M. Titus, 89, of Toledo, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday (April
at the Cumberland Nursing Center in Greenup.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo,
with the Rev.
Bill Boaz officiating. Burial will be in Tippett Cemetery in rural Toledo.
Visitation will be 6
to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Toledo, the daughter of Stanley and Minnie
Barger. She married Berlin Ryan in 1931; he died in 1967. She married Otis
Titus in 1969;
he died in 1973.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry Ryan of Palestine, Lee Ryan of Casey and
Kent Ryan of
Toledo; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister, one grandchild
Mrs. Titus was a homemaker. She was a member of the Toledo First Baptist
Cumberland Life Center and the Cumberland County Home Extension.
Memorials may be made to the Cumberland County Life Center or Toledo First
HINDSBORO - Moline Wooten, 94, of Hindsboro, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday (April
2001) at Paris Healthcare Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Taber Funeral Home, Oakland,
Letherman officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation
will be from noon
Thursday until service time at the funeral home.
She was born Oct. 5, 1906, in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., the daughter
of Homer and
Harriet Armour Parkhurst. She married Porter Wooten in 1929; he died in
Surviving are one son, Larry Wooten of Paris; three grandchildren; and
She was also preceded in death by one daughter and one sister.
Mrs. Wooten was a member of the Hindsboro Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to the Hindsboro Christian Church in care of the
Home in Oakland.