Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Wilbur Bosler

MARTINSVILLE - Wilbur Ray "Web" Bosler, 82, of Martinsville, died at
8:45 a.m. Wednesday (May 30, 2001) at his home.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Greenwell Funeral Home,
Martinsville, with the Father Jeff Grant and the Rev. George Nika
officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Roselawn Cemetery,
Charleston. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born June 3, 1918, in Coles County, the son of Tribly Dana Bosler
and Edna Gordan Bosler. He married Dorothy Elizabeth Clough; she died
in 1965. He married Wanda Daughhetee Bennett; she survives.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Bosler of Charleston; two stepdaughters,
Sherry Repp of Palestine and Brenda Ludwig of Oakland; two brothers,
George Bosler of Westfield and Robert Bosler of St. Elmo; a sister, Thelma
Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; one grandchild; five stepgrandchildren; one
great-grandchild.

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

Mr. Bosler was a retired State of Illinois meat inspector and from 1960-69
operated Bosler Grocery Store in Westfield. He was a navy veteran of
World War II, a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church of
Charleston and the Martinsville American Legion Post 515.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Imogene Collier

ROBINSON - Imogene Collier, 89, of Robinson, formerly of West Union,
died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday (May 29, 2001) at Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home
in Robinson.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in
West Union, with Brother, Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Burial will be in
York Cemetery, southeast of West Union. Visitation will be after 5 p.m.
Friday and after 7 a.m. on Saturday until service time at the funeral home.

She was born May 23, 1912, in rural Clinton, Ind., a daughter of David
Gideon and Belle Williamson Gideon. She married Allen Collier in 1930; he
died in 1969.

Survivors include one son, Jim Collier of rural Martinsville; one daughter,
Toots Beabout of Robinson; two sisters, Alene Baum of Terre Haute, Ind.
and Doris Belcher of French Lick, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister.

Mrs. Collier was a homemaker. She was a member of the County Line
Christian Church, rural Blanford, Ind. She was a former member of the
Rebekah Lodge of West Union and the West Union Home Extension Unit.

Memorials may be made to the York Cemetery for upkeep.

Mabel Crowell

MURPHYSBORO - Mabel Marie Holmes Crowell, 78, of Murphysboro,
formerly of Mattoon, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday (May 29, 2001) at St. Louis
University Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro. A
graveside service will be 1 p.m. at the Robinson Cemetery in New
Burnside. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Stone Fort, the daughter of Robert William
Holmes and Pearl Anna Spencer Holmes.

Survivors include a daughter, Anna Marie Burke of Murphysboro.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Robert Foreman

CHARLESTON - Robert M. Foreman, 82, of Charleston, passed away on
Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 12:55 a.m. at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

He was born June 3, 1918, in Charleston, the son of Milton Clement and
Hannah Ellen Woodfall Foreman.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Faiz Hasib,
Charleston, and two grandchildren, Sarah Hasib, Austin, Texas and Reem
Hasib, Urbana, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son,
William Henry Foreman.

Mr. Foreman was a retired farmer and purebred Yorkshire swine breeder.
He was on the Coles County Fair Board, Seven Hickory Township Trustee
and Drainage Commissioner.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at Caudill-King Funeral
Home. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at
Caudill-King Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery.

Iva Miller

CHARLESTON - Iva Pearl Miller, 101, of Charleston, died at 5:30 a.m.
Wednesday (May 30, 2001) at Prairie View Care Center.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Markwell Westfield Chapel
with the Rev. Joe Grozik officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery,
Ashmore. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at the
funeral home.

She was born Dec. 12, 1899, in Ashmore, a daughter of Grant and Maude
Fears Farris. She married Charles E. Miller in 1921; he died in 1976.

Survivors include daughters, Wanda Hughes of Charleston, Elaine Richard
and Charlene Way both of Westfield; four sisters, Elsie Dallas, Winifred
Beavers and Betty Black all of Charleston and Jessie Starwalt of Toledo;
15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death also by one daughter, two brothers and one
sister.

Mrs. Miller was an elementary and E.M.H. school teacher in Hutton
Township, Charleston and Westfield. She was a member of the Enon
Baptist Church in Ashmore and the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority
of Charleston.

Memorials may be made to the Enon Baptist Church of Ashmore.

Gary Misenheimer

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - Gary R. Misenheimer, 57, of Sand Springs,
Oklahoma, died Monday, (May 28th 2001) after a courageous battle with
cancer.

Gary was born Dec. 29th 1943, in Mattoon, Ill., the son of Chester E. and
Edith (Stump) Misenheimer. He married Brenda Woodrum of Mattoon, in
1964.

Gary is survived by his mother, Edith of Mattoon; his wife, Brenda of Sand
Springs, Okla.; and four daughters, Kelly Anderson, Christy Hebert, Kary
Merlock and Kacy Holman. A son, Chet, died in 1994. Also surviving are a
sister, Nancy Harper of Mattoon; two brothers, Roger Misenheimer of
Mattoon and Bill Misenheimer of Jacksonville, Fla.; and 7 grandchildren; 4
nieces and 5 nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law.

Before moving to Oklahoma in 1974, Gary worked for the Mattoon Street
Dept. He then became a brick mason and at the time of his death was
employed as supervisor for Western Waterproofing.

Gary was a gifted musician and played in several area bands prior to
moving to Oklahoma. He and Brenda enjoyed traveling to bluegrass
festivals before he became ill in February. Gary was a member of Bass
Masters and the Brick Layers Union.

Services will be held at 10: a.m. and Friday, June 1st 2001 at the
Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Sand Springs, Okla. 74063

DON WORTHAM

Don Marcus Wortham, age 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 1:50 a.m.
Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at
the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Jan Kennedy officiating.
Burial will be at the Janesville Cemetery. The visitation will be from noon
until service time on Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.

Don was born August 28, 1909 in Lerna, a son of Marcus and Maie
Walker Wortham.

Survivors include four nieces, Carol Croy and husband Don of Mattoon,
Dorothy Curling and husband Lewis of Richmond, Virginia, Frances
Koehler and husband Robert of Omaha, Nebraska, Eleanor Lawson and
husband Irvin of Westfield; nephews, Patrick Norris and wife Barb and
Robert Norris, all of Jacksonville, Florida and Nancy Wortham of Lerna
(wife of the late John Wortham); and several great-great-nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Wortham was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Presbyterian
Church of Lerna.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kemmerer Presbyterian Child Care
Agency (orphanage) c/o Schilling Funeral Home.

May 30, 2001

THOMAS ADAMS

Thomas Ezra Adams, age 87, of New London, Wisconsin, formerly of
Cooks Mills, passed away at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, at his
son's residence in New London, Wisconsin.

Graveside funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cooks Mills with the
Reverend Jack Barton officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. this
evening at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Tom was born June 4, 1913, in Hill Ham, Tennessee, a son of Granville
and Cora Hawkins Adams. He married Juanita "Bonnie" Miller on August
23, 1936, in Moultrie County. She passed away December 16, 1983. He
was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jenny Adams, in infancy; two
brothers, Raleigh "Gus" Adams and Odas "Ode'" Adams; one sister, Maude
O'Dell; and two half-sisters, Naomi Ruth Adams, in infancy, and Macon
White.

Survivors include one son, Thomas W. "Wes" Adams and wife Lyda of
New London, Wisconsin; two daughters, Juanita Joyce "Jo" Sneed of
Mattoon and Madonna "Kay" Arnold and husband Hugh of Springfield; one
brother, Willie Hassell Adams and wife Lola of Cooks Mills; one
sister-in-law, Bessie Adams of Cooks Mills; three half-brothers, Jack
Billings and M. C. Billings, both of Sparta, Tenn. and Bill Adams and wife
Shirley of Benton, La.; two half-sisters, LaVerna Lou Karr of Kentucky
and Mary Louise Mathis of Macon; ten grandchildren, seventeen
great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Adams retired as a broommaker from the Century Broom and
Libman's Broom Companies in 1997. He was a member of the Mt. Zion
General Baptist Church.

Ronald Darling

MATTOON - Ronald L. Darling, 66, of Mattoon, died at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday (May 27, 2001) at Douglas Nursing Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the Barkley Funeral Home in
Greenup. Burial will be in Jewett Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Jewett, the son of Denver and Garnett
Tucker Darling.

Surviving are his mother, Garnett Darling of Pompano Beach, Fla.; three
daughters, Rhonda Haythorne and Kayla Darling, both of Effingham and
Sheryl Morris of Bourbonnais; one brother, Tim Darling of Toledo; one
sister, Susan Ives of Pompano Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.

Mr. Darling was a retired AmerenCIPS worker and Army veteran.

Rose Davis

SHELBYVILLE - Rose Mairi Davis, 72, of Shelbyville, died at 6:44 p.m.
Saturday (May 26, 2001) in Shelby Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at the Howe and Yockey Funeral
Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Paul Pryor officiating. Burial will be in
Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.

She was born April 26, 1929, in Victoria, the daughter of the Rev. Dan S.
and Violet M. Worthington Crane. She married Harry G. Davis Jr. in 1948;
he survives.

Other survivors include a son, H. Glenn Davis III of Shelbyville; daughters,
Victoria M. Davis Fender of Woodridge and Mary Jane Frost of
Shelbyville; a brother, Jean M. Crane of Blytheville, Ark.; and six
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and a grandchild.

Mrs. Davis was a retired caseworker for Shelby County Community
Services. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Shelbyville.

Ben Gray

TUSCOLA - Freeman Benjamin Gray, 81, of Tuscola, formerly of Arcola,
died at 1:05 p.m. Monday (May 28, 2001) at the VA Illiana Health Care
System in Danville.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola,
with Bret Hammond officiating. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born July 25, 1919, in Kemp, a son of Samuel and Laura Conner
Gray.

Survivors include one son, Adam Gray of Sacramento, Calif.; two
daughters, Charmaine Riggins of Adel, Iowa, and Karla Romero of
Kerrville, Texas; two brothers, Thomas Gray of Assumption and Jim Gray
of Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Gracie Burch of Mattoon, Jessie Burch of
Arcola, Mary Burton of Montrose, Bessie Maynard of Paris and Sarah
Trudell of Barnett, Wis.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Gray was retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington, Ind. He was a
member of the Kemp Church of Christ and an Army veteran of World War
II.

John Neal Sr.

OCALA, Fla. - John W. Neal Sr., 89, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Coles
County and Louisville, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday (May 25, 2001) at the Life
Care Center in Ocala, Fla.

A private family service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Neal Funeral Home in
Louisville. Burial will be in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation
will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Masonic rites.

He was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Coles County, a son of J. Elmer Neal and
Gertie Walters Neal. He married Martha L. Taylor; she survives.

Other survivors include a son, Jack Neal of Louisville; a daughter, Carla
McKay of Swartz Creek, Mich.; a sister, Eleanor Skillman of Raleigh; six
grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Mr. Neal was a retired funeral director for 66 years, the former owner and
operator of the Neal Funeral Home, Louisville. He was a 50-year member
of the Louisville Masonic Lodge and was also a member of the Louisville
Christian Church, the Louisville Rotary Club, the Illinois Funeral Director
Association and National Funeral Director Association. He was a former
mayor of Louisville and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital.

AMY BERGFIELD

REINHARD

ARCOLA - Amy Kay (Bergfield) Reinhard, 42, of Arcola, IL passed away
at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at Carle Foundation Hospital in
Urbana.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at the
Arcola Free Methodist Church, 231 North Walnut, Arcola, IL. Rev. Tim
Massengill, Rev. James Reinhard, and Rev. Walter Truex will officiate.
Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00
p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East
Main Street, Arcola, IL.

Amy was born on January 23, 1959, in Tuscola, IL. A daughter of Lloyd
and Phyllis (Spanhook) Bergfield. She married Mark Reinhard August 9,
1981 in Arcola, IL.

She is survived by: 1 Daughter, Breanne Lynn Reinhard of Arcola, IL;
Breanne's Father, Mark Reinhard of Springfield, IL; Her parents, Lloyd
and Phyllis Bergfield of Arcola, IL; 2 Brothers, Ebby Bergfield of Arcola,
IL and Don Bergfield and his wife Carol of Bellflower, IL; 2 Nephews,
Tyler Bergfield who is serving in the mission field in the Philippines and
Lee Bergfield of Bellflower, IL; 1 Niece: Crystal Bergfield of Arcola, IL.

She was preceded in death by her Grandparents.

Amy was a lay minister and a member of the Arcola Free Methodist
Church. She was also a member of the Arcola Ministerial Association,
Christian Counselors of America, and the Jeff Gordon Fan Club. Amy was
honored to be crowned Miss Arcola in 1976. She graduated in 1977 from
Arcola High School and she was very active in student council, National
Honor Society, basketball, volleyball, and scholastic bowl. She graduated
Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Greenville College
where she was a member of the Ladies of El Penice. In 1986 she graduated
with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois
University at Edwardsville.

Amy was a mental health therapist at Montgomery County Mental Health
in Hillsboro, IL from 1981 to 1995. She became director in 1985. In the fall
of 1995 Amy moved to Arcola and operated a private practice. She was
very active at the Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro and Arcola.

Memorials may be made to establish an Arcola High School Scholastic
Bowl award or to the Arcola Free Methodist Church.

Rose Warner

CHARLESTON--Rose Marie Napier Warner, 44, of Charleston, formerly
of Robinson, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday (May 29, 2001) at Douglas Care
and Rehabilitation Center in Mattoon.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Goodwine Funeral Home in
Palestine with the Father Richard Weltin officiating. Burial will be in
Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday with a
Catholic Wake service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 12, 1957, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of John
Wayne Napier and Shirley Gilarti Eveland.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Shirley and Dean Evelin of
Palestine; two brothers, Johnny Napier of Fort Worth, Texas and Mike
Napier of Sullivan; one sister, Angie Nethery of Palestine; one step-brother,
Henry "Hank" Evelin of Palestine; and two step-sisters, Deana Tracey of
Oblong and Connie Kimberlin.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.

Ms. Warner worked for Lincoln Land Hospice and was a member of the
Charleston Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Land Hospice in care of the funeral
home.

Bradley Wienke

TUSCOLA - Bradley K. Wienke, 41, of Tuscola, died at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday (May 27, 2001) at his residence.

A private graveside service was conducted Tuesday at Payne Cemetery,
north of Brocton, with Virgil Haynes officiating. Taber Funeral Home of
Oakland was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born June 15, 1959, in Danville, the son of Jack and Virginia
Merritt Wienke. He was previously married to Gina Wilson; she survives.

Survivors include his parents; a stepson, Brent Wilson of Tuscola; and a
grandmother, Thelma Fitzgerald of Brocton.

Mr. Wienke was a welder/final assemblyman at Trailmobile in Charleston.
He was a member of the Embarras Valley Chapter ABATE and the
Tuscola Moose Lodge.

Memorials may be made to the Embarras Valley Chapter ABATE of
Illinois.

Nellie Yeisley

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Nellie C. Yeisley, 89, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly
of Mattoon, died Sunday (May 27, 2001) at Holmes Regional Medical
Center in Melbourne, Fla.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel in
Melbourne, Fla. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.

She was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Irving, a daughter of Charles Leslie Carr
and Mary Frances Rutledge. She married Jack Yeisley of Melbourne, Fla.;
a stepson, Keith Yeisley of Clearwater, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Saundra Hall
of Bloomsburg, Penn.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Yeisley was an employment interviewer at the Illinois State
Employment Service in Mattoon and in Florida. She retired as a secretary
for the Boeing Co. at KSC. She was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Melbourne, Fla., the OES of Melbourne, Fla., Ladies
Nobility, Daughters of the Nile and was Past Grand Worthy Advisor of the
State of Illinois Rainbow for Girls.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Melbourne Chapter of OES
or the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne, Fla.


May 29, 2001

Carl Brandenburg

MARTINSVILLE ­ Carl Vincent Brandenburg, 70, of Martinsville, died at
6:30 a.m. Saturday (May 26, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral was held Monday at the Markwell & Son Funeral Home in
Casey with the Rev. Marvin Oakley and Rev. Gene Southard officiating.
Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery in Casey.

He was born May 12, 1931, in Casey, a son of Earl Edgar and Lillie Swim
Brandenburg. He married Ruth Newsome in 1949. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steven Brandenburg of Casey; three daughters,
Nancy Shafer of Toledo, Carla Zachary and Joy Myers, both of
Martinsville; one brother, Stanley Brandenburg of Mattoon; nine
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Brandenburg was a retired oil field driller and a carpenter. He was a
member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Casey.

Eudean Cooper

MARSHAL L­ Eudean Ruth Cooper, 74, of Marshall, died at 8:40 p.m.
Friday (May 25, 2001) at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in
West Union with Brother Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Burial will be in
Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Oblong, a daughter of Otis James and Flora
May Hungerford Malone. She married Ira F. Cooper in 1949. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter Malinda Norton of Fairfax, Va.; two sons,
Doug Cooper of Rock Island and Ira F. Cooper, Jr. of Columbia, S.C.; two
brothers, Ivan Malone of Wyoming, Mich. and Loren Malone of
Columbus, Miss.; three sisters, Dorothy Dykstra of Grandview, Mich.,
Genevieve Hickox of Casey, and Inez Irby of Lowell, Mich.; and five
grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one
great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Cooper was a nurse and member of the Marshall TOPS Club. She
was a Red Cross volunteer and active in the Marshall Bowling League.

Ronald Darling

MATTOON ­ Ronald L. Darling, 66, of Mattoon, died at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday (May 27, 2001) at Douglas Nursing Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Barkley Funeral Home in
Greenup. Burial will be in Jewett Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Jewett, the son of Denver and Garnett
Tucker Darling.

Surviving are his mother, Garnett Darling of Pompano Beach, Fla.; three
daughters, Rhonda Haythorne and Kayla Darling, both of Effingham and
Sheryl Morris of Bourbonnais, one son, Tim Darling of Toledo; one sister,
Susan Ives of Pompano Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.

Mr. Darling was a retired AmerenCips worker and Army veteran.

Phyllis Lang

CHARLESTON ­ Phyllis J. Lang, 53, of Charleston, died Monday (May
28, 2001) at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born March 26, 1948, in Charleston, the daughter of William B.
and Norma J. McNary Waters. She married Danny Lang in 1968. He
survives.

Also surviving are one son, Tommy Lang of Charleston; one daughter,
Melanie Lang of Charleston; and her mother, Norma Waters of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her father, one brother and one sister.

Mrs. Lang was a member of the North Side Baptist Church in Charleston.

Valeria McCoy

Valeria L. McCoy, 88, of Sullivan died 2:10 p.m. Saturday (May 26, 2001)
in Sullivan Health Care Center.

Graveside funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in Greenhill
Cemetery, Sullivan with Rev. Glen Stewart officiating. Visitation will be
one hour before services in Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Memorials are
suggested to Moultrie County Habitat for Humanity.

Valeria was born October 19, 1912 in Hervey City, Illinois the daughter of
Clifford and Bertha Herman Lundy. She married Emery McCoy on
November 1, 1942 in Decatur and he preceded her in death on November
2, 1983.

She is survived by her niece Joan Pound and her husband Joe of Sullivan
and several other nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Murphy and brother
Glenn Lundy.

Aden McDaniel

MATTOON ­ Aden McDaniel, 76, of Mattoon, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday
(May 26, 2001) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

The graveside funeral with military rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
the Embarrass Cemetery, west of Redmon, with Burton Senter officiating.
There will be no visitation. Taber Funeral Home in Oakland is in charge of
the arrangements.

He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Allenville, the son of Paul and Mamie
Moran McDaniel. He married Patsy Clapp in 1942. He later married Mary
F. Daughtery in 1966. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie Granda of Lincoln; two step-sons,
Keith Daughtery of Tuscola and Kevin Daughtery of Redmon; three
grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two step-sons.

Mr. McDaniel was a retired machinist and former Caterpillar employee. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II and member of
the Tuscola VFW #1009.

Loren Morris

ATWOOD ­ Loren Dean Morris, 77, of Atwood, died at 6:55 a.m.
Saturday (May 26, 2001) at Sullivan Health Care Center.

The service will be held at a later date. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in
Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Pierson, the son of Dewey and Velera Fulk
Morris. He married Audrey Matheson Jaco in 1988. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Darrell Morris of Champaign; two daughters,
Donna Betts of Albany, La. and Linda Morris of Mattoon; one step-son,
Timothy Jaco of Hollywood, Fla.; one step-daughter, Tammy Wilson of
Atwood; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Morris retired from Progress Industries in Arthur and worked for
Schrock Cabinet Factory in Arthur.

Erlene Newman

MARTINSVILLE ­ Erlene Newman, 87, of Martinsville, died at 11:50
p.m. Sunday (May 27, 2001) at Burnside Nursing Home in Marshall.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Greenwell Funeral Home in
Martinsville with the Rev. George Nika officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m.
Sunday at the Maple Hill Cemetery with military graveside services.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born July 13, 1913, in Westfield, a daughter of Mike and Myrtle
Strader Everhart. She married Roy Newman in 1969. He died in 1982.

Surviving are one step-son, Jim Newman of Colorado; one step-daughter,
Martha Marguess of Fairfield, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Newman was retired from the Westfield State Bank and a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II. She was a member of the Martinsville United
Methodist Church and VFW Auxiliary.

Thomas Sherman

DANVILLE ­ Thomas Dale Sherman Sr., 83, of Danville, died at 11:15
p.m. Friday (May 25, 2001) at Provena U.S. Medical Center, Sager.

The funeral was held Monday at Pape Memorial Homes and Gardens.
Burial was in Atherton Cemetery.

He was born March 20, 1917, in Charleston, a son of George Raymond
and Nellie Sanders Sherman. He married Florence Mae Marker in 1977.
She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Thomas Dale Sherman Jr. of Crystal Lake and
two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Sherman previously worked for Illinois Consolidated Telephone
Company and was a member of the Mattoon Masonic Lodge 260 and
Danville Scottish Rite.

Memorials may be made to the Vermilion Heights Christian Church.

Wanda Tichenor

CHAMPAIGN ­ Wanda L. Tichenor, 68, of Champaign, died at 4:32 p.m.
Sunday (May 27, 2001) in Urbana.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist
Church in Westfield with the Rev. Joe Grozik officiating. Burial will be in
Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on
Wednesday at the church. Markwell & Son Funeral Home is in charge of
the arrangements.

She was born July 13, 1932, in Westfield, a daughter of Eugene and Edna
Marie Davis Rogers. She married Edward Tichenor in 1960. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Rick Tichenor of Westfield; Brian Tichenor
of Monticello and Mark Tichenor of Champaign; her mother, Edna Perisho
of Westfield; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She was retired from JC Penney's as a sales associate and was a member
of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 24 of Champaign.

Nell Waller

CHARLESTON - Nell Waller, age 88, of Charleston, passed away 5:30
a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2001 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the
Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Prevo officiating. Visitation
will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be
1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at the Wickliffe City Cemetery,
Wickliffe, Kentucky.

Nell Waller was born August 7, 1912 at Wickliffe, Kentucky, a daughter of
Benjamin and Emma Duke Morris. She graduated from Wickliffe High
School in 1927 and Bowling Green College (Western Kentucky University)
in 1935. Nell married Ashton Carr Waller August 7, 1935 and he preceded
her in death January 17, 1988. She is survived by her children, Ashton
Waller and his wife June of Charleston, Robert Waller and his wife Sharon
of Lake Forest, Illinois, William Waller of Tuscon, Arizona and a
son-in-law, Roger Watkins of Herrin, Illinois, whose wife Mary preceded
him in death in 1995. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Robert Waller
and his wife Jackie of Portland, Oregon, Jennifer Lamm and her husband
Steve of Chicago, Katherine Kauffman and her husband Duane of
Indianapolis, Indiana, Jonathan Waller and his wife Christy of Sullivan,
Illinois, Kathryn Watkins of Murphysboro, Illinois and Matthew Watkins of
Herrin as well as one great-grandchild, Ally Gott of Sullivan, Illinois. She
was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

After graduation from college, Mrs. Waller taught school in West Virginia
where she was well respected by her students. She and her family lived in
various cities in the Southeast and Midwest, where her husband was
employed with General Motors. While in Park Ridge, Illinois, during the
1950's she was an active member of the Presbyterian Church and was an
avid bowler, leading her league in scoring year after year. She and her
husband retired to Anna, Illinois. Following his death in 1988, she moved to
Charleston, Illinois where she was active in the First Christian Church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to
either the First Christian Church or the Charleston Public Library.

Louise Williams

GREENUP ­ Louise S. Williams, 82, of Greenup, died at 2:20 a.m.
Saturday (May 26, 2001) at Mattoon Health Care Center.

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

She was born June 19, 1918, in Greenup, the daughter of Edward
Champion and Mayme Tutewiler Stewart. She married Thomas Williams in
1937. He died in 1999.

Surviving are one son, Charleston Williams of Lakeside Calif. and three
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Williams was a seamstress at Ettelbrock Factory in Greenup and a
member of the Toledo United Methodist Church.

May 26, 2001

THOMAS ADAMS

Thomas Ezra Adams, age 87, of New London, Wisconsin, formerly of
Cooks Mills, passed away at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, at his
son's residence in New London, Wisconsin.

Graveside funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cooks Mills. Visitation will be
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Tom was born June 4, 1913, in Hill Ham, Tennessee, a son of Granville
and Cora Hawkins Adams. He married Juanita "Bonnie" Miller on August
23, 1936, in Moultrie County. She passed away December 16, 1983. He
was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jenny Adams, in infancy; two
brothers, Raleigh "Gus" Adams and Odas "Ode'" Adams; one sister, Maude
O'Dell; and two half-sisters, Naomi Ruth Adams, in infancy, and Macon
White.

Survivors include one son, Thomas W. "Wes" Adams and wife Lyda of
New London, Wisconsin; two daughters, Juanita Joyce "Jo" Sneed of
Mattoon and Madonna "Kay" Arnold and husband Hugh of Springfield; one
brother, Willie Hassell Adams and wife Lola of Cooks Mills; one
sister-in-law, Bessie Adams of Cooks Mills; three half-brothers, Jack
Billings and M. C. Billings, both of Sparta, Tenn. and Bill Adams and wife
Shirley of Benton, La.; two half-sisters, LaVerna Lou Karr of Kentucky
and Mary Louise Mathis of Macon; ten grandchildren, seventeen
great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Adams retired as a broommaker from the Century Broom and
Libman's Broom Companies in 1997. He was a member of the Mt. Zion
General Baptist Church.

Jimmie Ashmore

OAKLAND - Jimmie L. Ashmore, age 67, of Oakland, passed away
Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2001, in Ft. Meyers, Florida.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, May 29, 2001, at 10:30
a.m. at Taber Funeral Home, Oakland with Tony Crouch officiating. Burial
will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Ashmore was born December 22, 1933, at Oakland, the son of James
W. "Bill" and Grace Higgs Ashmore. He married Janet Johnson on August
28, 1952, in Hernando, Mississippi. She survives. Also surviving are three
sons, Rick Ashmore of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Randy Ashmore of Pubelo,
Colorado and Rod Ashmore of Naples, Florida; 1 daughter, Mrs. Randy
(Ronna) Beck of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Jackie Bacon of
Charleston; one aunt, Esther Hall of Oakland and several nieces and
nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Ressa Ashmore and
two brothers, Bill M. Ashmore and Gene Ashmore.

Mr. Ashmore was a building contractor the past 45 years.

Memorials may be made to: Christian Heritage Museum or Helen Taylor's
House of Refuge; c/o Taber Funeral Home.

Clarke Bridges

BLOOMINGTON - Clarke Edward Bridges, 35, of Bloomington, formerly
of Mattoon, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday (May 23, 2001) in Bloomington.

A graveside service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Greenhill
Cemetery, Sullivan, with Pastor Ron Thacker officiating. Visitation will be
6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Kibler-Smith Funeral Home, Bloomington.
Arrangements are by Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.

He was born March 25, 1966, in Mattoon, the son of Wallace Edward and
Wanda M. Callow Bridges.

Surviving are his mother of Bloomington; companion, Jeana Leach of
Bloomington; three sons, Douglas Edward Bridges, Zachary Marshall
Bridges and Brandon Austin Robert Bridges, all at home; two brothers,
Ronald L. Callow of Decatur and Paul E. Bridges of Bloomington; and one
sister, Deena Miller of Mackinaw.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Mr. Bridges was a laborer for Farmers Dry Wall Company, Bloomington.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of National City Bank,
Bloomington.

Edward R. Fillman, Jr.

NEOGA, IL - Edward R. Fillman, Jr., age 45, of Neoga, IL, passed away
at Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Friday, May 25, 2001.

Mr. Fillman was born March 25, 1956, in Staten Island, New York. He
was the son of Edward R. and Viola M. (Rude) Fillman, Sr. He married
Debra Dare on July 16, 1999, she survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Viola Fillman of Mattoon; his brother, Fred
R. Fillman of Mattoon; and his sister, Mary F. Guertin and her husband
Dennis, of Bourbonnais.

Mr. Fillman was a guard employed by Burns Security. He grew up in the
First United Methodist Church. Edward served in the United States Army,
attended Mattoon Schools, and Lake Land College. He was a fine
craftsman and great gardner. He loved repairing things as a hobby and was
an avid animal lover.

Graveside services will be held for Mr. Fillman at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 29, 2001, at the Dodge Grove Cemetery with Rev. Ron Dickenson
and Rev. Eugene Black officiating. There will be no visitation.
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CHARLES MILES JR.

Charles "Smiley" Miles Jr., age 80, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:10 p.m.
Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Douglas Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. John P. Besore III
officiating. The V.F.W. Post 4325 will perform a flag folding ceremony.
Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from noon until service time
on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Smiley was born April 4, 1921, in Henderson, Kentucky, a son of Charles
R. and Irma Griffin Miles Sr. He married Donna L. Morris on February 1,
1947 at Pratt, Kansas.

Survivors include his wife, Donna L. Miles of Mattoon; two daughters,
Joyce Lindsay and husband Richard and Jackie Miles, all of Mattoon; two
sons, Jerry Wood of Louisville, Kentucky and Donald Wood of Albion; one
brother, Doris Miles of Henderson, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Miles; and
one sister, Betty Ross.

Mr. Miles was a retired millwright from the Carpenter's Union Local #347
and previously owned and operated an auto repair service in Mattoon. He
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Smiley enjoyed his
memberships in the Eagles Club and the V.F.W. Post 4325, both in
Mattoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Coles County Animal Shelter.

Mariel Sanders

DECATUR - Mariel Starr Mia Sanders, 3 months, of Decatur, died at 10
a.m. Thursday (May 24, 2001) at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Lovington. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral
home. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery, Lovington.

She was born Feb. 21, 2001, in Champaign, the daughter of Timothy John
and Elizabeth Adele Rowe Sanders.

Surviving are her parents of Decatur; two brothers, Hunter and Sage
Sanders, both at home; grandparents, Mike and Amy Edwards of Tuscola,
Larry and Debbie Clayton of Decatur, and John and Ann Sanders of
Denver; great-grandparents, Lori Knight of Fredricktown, Mo., Mike and
Thersa Edwards of Mattoon, Joanne Rowe of Latham, Jack Sanders of
California, Mimi Clayton of Galesburg, Roland and Cathern Kerchner of
Fredricksburg, Penn., and Joan Allen of Las Vegas.

She was preceded in death by one grandfather.

Memorials may be made to the family.

May 25, 2001

William Gasaway

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - William "Bill" Henry Turner Gasaway, 89, of
Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Casey, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday (May
23, 2001) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home
in Casey with Mark Kaley officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday at the
funeral home.

He was born June 27, 1911, in Vermillion, the son of William Edgar and
Mayme Turner Gasaway. He married Cora E. Miser in 1939; she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Earl Gasaway of Terre Haute, Ind.; one
daughter, Karen Chesterson of Terre Haute, Ind.; one sister, Jane Gasaway
of Long Beach, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Gasaway was a retired farmer in the Casey area. He was a member of
the Casey United Methodist Church, the Casey Lions Club and Casey
Masonic Lodge.

Memorials may be made to the Casey United Methodist Church.

Lloyd Gurley

HUTSONVILLE - Lloyd Edgar Gurley, 79, of Hutsonville, died at 6:22
a.m. Thursday (May 24, 2001) at Crawford Memorial Hospital in
Robinson.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in
West Union with the Rev. Patty King and Rev. Lynette Barnett officiating.
Burial will be in Hutsonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday and from 7 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in rural Hutsonville, the son of Emery and
Janie Tuttle Gurley. He married Jean Myers in 1948; she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brad Gurley of rural Hutsonville and Steve
Gurley of Plano, Texas; one sister, Leola Guyer of rural West York; and
four grandchildren.

Mr. Gurley was a farmer and member of the Pleasant Grove Friends
Church. He was a past leader of the Eureka 4-H Club and member of the
Crawford County Farm Bureau.

Memorials may be made to the Hutsonville Alumni Association.

Rita L. Hoback

MATTOON - Rita L. Hoback, age 88, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:40
a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Shelbyville Manor.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001 at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Henderson
officiating. Interment will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Rita L. Hoback was born June 4, 1912, in Mattoon, Illinois, a daughter of
Randall and Bess Dooley Stevens. She was reared by an aunt and uncle,
Charles and Cordellia Webb. Rita married James R. Hoback June 5, 1932
at Mattoon, Illinois, he preceded her in death May 16, 1987. She is
survived by her children, Frances Moberly of Neoga, Betty Lou Shorter
and her husband Bill of Missouri and James Hoback, Jr. and his wife Joyce
of Decatur. Also surviving are her sister, Catherine Holmes of Pekin and
her grandchildren, Jan Austin, Becki Anderson, Don Moberley, Marla
Leasher, Julie Young, James Hoback III, and Debbie Wilhelm, sixteen
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one granddaughter, Durita Mae Barr, a son-in-law, Ralph B.
Moberley and a half sister.

Mrs. Hoback was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Order of
the Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors of America. She and her husband
owned and operated Hoback's Market for twenty three years and Rita later
worked for Yardman in Sullivan. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Alzheimer Foundation.

Edward Schultz

TUSCOLA - Edward Albert Schultz, 91, of Tuscola, died at 5:45 a.m.
Thursday (May 24, 2001) at the Arthur Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Forty Martyrs
Catholic Church in Tuscola with the Rev. Allen Kemme officiating. Burial
will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Tuscola.

He was born Nov. 21, 1909, in Pesotum, the son of Edward J. and Pearl
Fletcher Schultz. He married Maurine M. Teeters in 1933; she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Edward Schultz of Springfield; three daughters,
Susan Jacob of Arcola, and Sondra Billman and Sharon Hunt, both of
Tuscola; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, two brothers, one sister and
two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Schultz was in the plumbing and heating business for many years. He
owned Tuscola Hardware and was a former maintenance man at the
Tuscola Post Office having retired in 1972. He was a World War II Navy
veteran, member of the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, the American
Legion, Knights of Columbus, Tuscola Moose Lodge and the Douglas
County Museum Association.

Memorials may be made to the Tuscola Public Library or the Douglas
County Museum Association.

JoAnne Mooneyham

NEOGA - JoAnne Mooneyham, 61, of rural Neoga, died at 1:19 p.m.
Tuesday (May 22, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Independent Bible Believer
Church in Greenup with Tom Meachum officiating. Burial will be in the
Neoga Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
church. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.

She was born Jan. 16, 1940, in Jackson County, the daughter of Roscoe
and Gladys Pedicord Ratliff. She married Hollis W. Mooneyham in 1977;
he died in 1994.

Surviving are her mother, Gladys Ratliff of Brownstown, Ind.; one son,
Chuck E. Hagg of Manchester, Tenn.; three daughters, Elizabeth McCoy
of Orleans, Ind., Jacque Korb of Meriden, Conn., and Barbie Stewart of
rural Neoga; one brother, Roy Ratliff of Brownstown, Ind.; 19
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her father.

Mrs. Mooneyham was a housewife and DCFS homemaker.

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