Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Ruth Cornell

SPENCER GROVE, Ind. - Ruth Ann Cornell, 65, of Spencer, Ind., died
Friday (June 8, 2001) at St. Francis Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove,
Ind.

The funeral will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the West & Parish & Pedigo Funeral
Home in Spencer, Ind., with Pastor Stewart Overmiller officiating. Burial
will be1 p.m. Wednesday in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will
be 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Owen County, the daughter of Leroy and
Edna Ruth Wallace Bault. She married Richard E. Cornell; he died in 1991.

Surviving are two daughters, Louella Totten in Spencer, Ind., and Virginia
Ferguson in Charleston; one son, Richard E. Cornell Jr. of Spencer, Ind.;
three sisters, Esther Belcher of Dade City, Fla., Christene Hinton of
Patricksburg, Ind., and Martha Inman of West Lafayette, Ind.; four
brothers, Tom Bault of Spencer, Ind., Roy Bault of Greencastle, Ind., Paul
Bault of Freedom, Ind., and David Bault of Cloverdale, Ind.; one
stepbrother, Al Mardis of San Jose, Ind.; and one stepsister, Bonnie Mardis
of Canada.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, her stepmother and one
stepsister.

Mrs. Cornell was a homemaker and member of the Maranatha Baptist
Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Beechie Davis

Mrs. Loyle (Beatrice R. "Beechie" Hill) Davis, 85, of Sullivan died at 5:45
p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001 in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10 in the First
Christian Church in Sullivan with the Rev. Dr. David Leslie and the Rev.
Pat Rittenhouse officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and
one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will be in Greenhill
Cemetery in Sullivan with arrangements by the Reed Funeral Home in
Sullivan.

Born Oct. 17, 1915 in Sullivan, she was the daughter of Carl and Eva
(Heacock) Hill. She was a 1933 graduate of Sullivan High School and
attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo. where she earned a
two-year certificate in both musical and physical education. She also taught
swimming, presented a voice recital in her sophomore year and sang a short
time at the Muny Opera in St. Louis, Mo. while attending Lindenwood.

Beechie enrolled in Millikin University in Decatur in 1935 and while
working toward her bachelor of music degree with minors in physical
education, English and library science, she was a soloist in three different
churches, was a member of the symphony orchestra, the Millikin Mixed
Chorus and a special singing group. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi
Sorority and the Sigma Alpha lota professional music sorority. She also
gave piano and voice recitals before earning her bachelor's degree in 1937.

She taught music, English and P.E. in Stonington and was the organist and
soloist in the Methodist Church in Neoga from 1937 to 1939 before moving
to Decatur after her marriage. from 1939 to 1946, she did substitute
teaching in Taylorville Junior High and taught history and science in Blue
Mound.

Her husband was transferred to St. Louis, Mo. in January 1942, and their
children were both born in St. Louis. She directed the choir at the
Normandy Presbyterian Church, was soloist in the First Baptist Church and
did musical therapy work in two St. Louis hospitals during World War II.

The family returned to Decatur in 1946, and she taught in the Decatur
schools for 29 years. During that time she also served on policy committees
for the Decatur Education Assn., directed the First Baptist Church choir for
three years, was the organist for the Prairie Avenue Christian Church for
nine years, assistant organist at Central Church, worked for the United
Fund for five years and, because of her work in the Decatur Memorial
Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years, was made a life member. She was also a
life member of the Parent Teacher Assn.

Beechie and her husband retired to Sullivan in 1975, and she returned to
part-time teaching at Sullivan High School. During her years in Sullivan, she
was an elder, choir director and accompanist, and assistant organist at the
First Christian Church, was a member of the Business and Professional
Women's Club, the Sullivan Women's Civic Club, the Moultrie County
Cancer Society board, Eastern Star, Moultrie County Republican Women's
Club, the Sullivan Education Assn., the Women's Golf Assn. and served in
the board of the Sullivan Country Club.

She also performed volunteer work as pianist for the Prairie Winds, as a
pianist at the Titus Home and for the Sullivan Kiwanis Club, becoming the
first woman member of the Kiwanis in Illinois in 1987. She served as the
local Kiwanis Club secretary from 1988-1990.

She received the Who's Who award in 1983 from Sullivan High School and
was also a member of the Decatur Symphony Guild.

She married H. Loyle Davis, Oct. 21, 1939, and he preceded her in death
Dec. 29, 1975.

Survivors include a son, John L. Davis and his wife Kathy of Decatur;
daughter, Barbara and her husband Cliff Ellerbrook of Lexington, Ky.;
grandchildren, Kerrie (Mortland) Hudson of Versailles, Ky., Lara Davis of
Decatur, Jennifer Mortland of Carolina Beach, N.C. and Kirsten Davis of
Decatur; great-grandchildren, Kainan Hudson, twins, Bailey and Chase
Hudson and Madison Kathleen Davis of Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Sullivan High
School Music Dept. or to the First Christian Church.

IRENE DEGLER

J. Irene Degler, age 96, of Decatur, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at
5:40 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Imboden Creek Living Center in
Decatur.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 3:00 p.m. today at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Del Nack officiating. Burial will
be follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to
service time this afternoon at the funeral home.

Irene was born October 4, 1904, in Sulphur Springs, Iowa, a daughter of
Edward A. and Minta A. Guy Frantz. She married Victor Potts in March of
1923. He passed away in March of 1954. She married Melvin Degler
March 2, 1958. He passed away on November 7, 1964. She was also
preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

She will be missed by a number of nieces and nephews of the Frantz, Potts
and Degler families.

Mrs. Degler worked as an L.P.N. at the former Decatur Macon County
Hospital. She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Dorans.

Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Lola Massey

DECATUR - Lola E. Massey, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Findlay, died at
3:50 p.m. Thursday (June 7, 2001) at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in
Findlay with Rev. Sonya Long officiating. Burial will be in Wright
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the
funeral home.

She was born May 16, 1906, in Campbell, Ark., the daughter of James F.
(Tint) and Eller Bradshaw Fendley. She married Troy O. Massey in 1924;
he died in 1983.

Surviving are two daughters, Willodean Everman and Marlene Coffman,
both of Decatur; one sister, Una Massey of Leslie, Ark.; five grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, four brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Massey was a homemaker and member of the Findlay Baptist
Church.

Memorials may be made to the Fair Havens Christian Home in Decatur.

Roy Maxedon

TULARE, Calif. - Roy "Smiley" Maxedon, 80, of Tulare, Calif., formerly
of Allenville and Decatur, died Sunday (June 3, 2001).

The graveside funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the French Cemetery
in Allenville. Local arrangements are by McMullin-Young Funeral Home of
Sullivan.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie of Tulare, Calif.; two sons, Mike Maxedon
and Ben Maxedon, both of Tulare, Calif.; one daughter, Lisa Hughes of
Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Lawrence Maxedon of Decatur; 10
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son.

Mr. Maxedon was a motel manager.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Ada Selby

SULLIVAN - Ada L. Selby, 83, of Sullivan, died at 12:08 p.m. Friday
(June 8, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to
7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 11, 1918, in Kimmundy, the daughter of Jasper Newton
and Susanna Campbell Jones. She married Lloyd "Ras" Selby in 1941; he
died in 1994.

Surviving are three sons, George Selby and Jim Selby, both of Sullivan, and
John Selby of Shelbyville; two daughters, Sue Chamberlain of
Elizabethtown, Ky., and Rosemary Selby of Palo Alto, Calif.; 10
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Selby was retired from the Sullivan school district. She was a member
of the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan and the American Legion
Auxiliary, and was a Women's League Bowler of the Year.

June 8, 2001

Martha Adams

LOVINGTON - Martha E. Adams, 90, of Lovington, died at 12:47 a.m.
Thursday (June 7, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital.

A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Keller Cemetery,
Lovington. The McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington, is in charge of
arrangements.

She was born Jan. 31, 1911, in Danville, Ky., the daughter of Elvin and
Ophelia Simpson Perkins. She was a member of the First Christian Church,
Lovington. She married Harry Jerald Adams Jr. in 1949; he died in 1981.

She is survived by several nephews.

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

Memorials may be made by the Lovington Ambulance Department.

Marjorie Cohoon

CHARLESTON - Marjorie E. Cohoon, 79, of Charleston, died at 8:45 a.m.
Thursday (June 7, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at
the funeral home.

She was born July 5, 1921, in Charleston, the daughter of Charles and
Dessie Drake Ingle. She married Carl M. Cohoon in 1940; he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gary Cohoon; two daughters, Sharon Millage
of Charleston and Sandra Pearcy of Ashmore; three brothers, Ralph Ingle
of Decatur, Ernest Ingle of Rosco and Carl Ingle of Loves Park; nine
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, three daughters and one brother.

Beatrice Davis

SULLIVAN - Beatrice "Beechie" R. Davis, 85, of Sullivan, died at 5:45
p.m. Thursday (June 7, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Arrangements are incomplete at Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Edna Farris

SULLIVAN - Edna M. Farris, 96, of Sullivan, died at 10:47 a.m.
Wednesday (June 6, 2001) in the Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Illinois Masonic Home
Chapel. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Dodge
Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Memorials are suggested to the Illinois Masonic
Home. Reed Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edna was born October 30, 1904, in Gays, the daughter of Hershel and
Jessie Marie Harrison Houchin. She had worked at Kuhne Manufacturing
in Mattoon and then devoted the last several years to cleaning homes and
helping to care for the families children. She had attended the Marshall
Avenue Christian Church, Mattoon and had been a member of the Mattoon
Moose and Mattoon Eagles Clubs. She married Clint Brewer on February
12, 1924 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1936. She then married
Vernon "Bun" Fleenor on July 22, 1946 and preceded her in death on
February 5, 1954 and then she married Troy Farris on May 29, 1956 and
he preceded her in death on November 3, 1974.

Surviving are her nephews, Ron Houchin and his wife Donna of Brookville,
Indiana, Don Houchin of California; nieces Dixie Dickens and her husband
Evan of Sullivan and Saralou Letner of Mattoon.

Edna will be greatly missed by her great nephew, Greg Dickens and wife
Micah; great-great-nephew, Hutson Dickens; great-niece, Amanda Bolsen;
several other great-nieces and nephews; all her card club members at the
Moose and Eagles Clubs and all her close neighbors and friends.

Carolyn Haines

SPRINGFIELD - Carolyn Joan Haines, 75, of Springfield formerly of
Decatur, IL, died 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Memorial
Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 10, 2001, 1:00 P.M., at North
Fork Cemetery, Decatur, IL. There will be no visitation. Brintlinger & Earl
Funeral Home is handling the arrangements,

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Mrs. Haines was born April 29, 1926 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Lee
and Claude (Carter) Cantwell. She married Forrest W. Haines on June 26,
1949 in Mattoon, IL. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2000.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan Haines of Springfield, IL; Step-Sister ­
Ramona Gebhardt of Mattoon, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step mother, husband, and
brother.

Josiah Ingram

KANSAS - Josiah Earl Ingram, 88, of Kansas, died at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday
(June 5, 2001) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. today at the Sutton and Son Funeral Home,
Paris. Burial will be in Embarras Cemetery with Masonic Rites by the
Kansas Masonic Lodge 280 AF & AM.

He was born Oct. 11, 1912, in Jamaica, the son of Earl and Mary Williams.
He married Ruth Bernice Story in 1939; she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Larry Ingram of Lenexa, Kan.; one daughter,
Mary McDonald of Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Ingram was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill
Christian Church, the Edgar County Farm Bureau and Gideons
International, and was a 50-year member of the Kansas Lodge 280 AF &
AM and the Danville Scottish Rite Consistory.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

Charles Taylor

SULLIVAN - Charles R. Taylor, 86, of Sullivan, died on June 6, 2001, at
9:40 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday June 10, 2001, in the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, visitation will be Saturday from
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Keller
Cemetery, Lovington. Memorials: First Christian Church, Sullivan or the
First Christian Church, Lovington.

Mr. Taylor was born on June 5, 1915 in Lovington the son of Charles W.
and Mertie Ellen Landers Taylor. He was in the Navy during WW II,
retired from the Sullivan School District, member of the First Christian
Church, Sullivan.

He married Rachel N. Murphy on September 16,1933, in Crown Point,
Indiana. She preceded him in death on May 22,1998.

Surviving him are daughters; Rochelle Boyd and husband "Ike" of
Lovington, Karen McCoy and husband Gary of Dayton, Ohio, Marsha
Schwartz and husband John of League City, Texas, Kathy Schwerin and
husband Kent of Flanagan, IL; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Isabelle J. Thacker

MATTOON, IL - Isabelle J. (Clucas) Thacker, age 66, of Mattoon, passed
away 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Hewitt officiating. There will be
no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon is in charge of arrangements.

Isabelle was born September 11, 1934, in Ramsey, Illinois, to Richard and
Geneva (McDaniel) Clucas. She married Fred P. Thacker on March 25,
1950. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Mrs. Thacker is survived by one son, Fred Thacker, Jr. of Mattoon; three
daughters, Vicki Williams and husband Merle of Joliet, Lana Cline and
husband Merl of Mattoon, and Debbie Louthan and husband Mark of
Mattoon; one brother, John Clucas of Pana, also survives her. Three sisters
preceded her in death.

Mrs. Thacker leaves her grandchildren, Reneé Dimmick, Paul Cline, Jenny
Cole, Scott Williams, John Cline, Carrie Schelling, Trisha Focht, Freddy
Thacker, Angie Cline and Danielle Thacker. She also leaves nine
great-grandchildren, Ryan Cline, Dominic Nall, Marky Cole, Samuel
Dimmick, Debbie Focht, Whitley Cline, Tyler Cole, Alexander Dimmick
and Tyler Ashcraft.

Isabelle J. Thacker was retired from Federal Kemper Insurance Company
in Decatur where she was formerly employed as an Underwriter. She was a
member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose and Eagles
Lodge in Mattoon.

Robert Weber

EFFINGHAM - Robert M. Weber, 63, of Effingham, died at 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Teutopolis.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today with a 6 p.m. Parish prayer service and
7 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary at the Bauer Funeral Home in
Effingham.

He was born May 11, 1938, the son of Ralph and Maureen Marsh Weber.
He married Rose Hofman Weber; she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael Weber of Effingham and Phillip
Weber of Spring Valley, Calif.; five daughters, Sandra Schoenhoff of
Effingham, Lisa Cornell of Effingham, Julie Gass of Mattoon, and Sheena
and Shaelyn Weber both of Olympia, Wash.; one brother, Steve Weber of
Springfield; one sister, Jane Goeckner of Dieterich; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons.

Mr. Weber operated an appliance repair service. He was a member of the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham.

Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church or School.

June 7, 2001

Frederick Connelly

CHARLESTON - Frederick "Fred" H. Connelly, 86, of Charleston, died at
1:01 p.m. Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Prairie View Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home
with the Rev. Barney Wells officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn
Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 4, 1915, in Clark County, the son of Everett and Ruth
Welch Connelly. He married Myrtle Tanner; she died in 1990.

Surviving are one son, Thomas Connelly of Charleston; one brother,
Bobby Connelly of Casey; two sisters, Rosalee Bartlett of Terre Haute,
Ind., and Daphne Ulrey of Clay City; four grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Connelly was a retired farmer.

Linda Daniels

CHARLESTON - Linda Lucille Daniels, 58, of Charleston, died at 11:40
p.m. Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army Citadel with
Capt. Normalee Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove
Cemetery. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born July 28, 1942, in Mattoon, the daughter of Calvin and Goldie
Spidle Wisely.

Surviving are four sons, Danny Daniels of Charleston, Tim Lucas of
Toledo, and James and Chuck Lucas, both of Charleston; two daughters,
Julie Pearcy of Charleston and Londa Murphy of Mattoon; one brother,
Russell Wisely of Paducah, Ky; six sisters, Christy Livingston, Lodell
Arthur and Vivian Mitchell, all of Mattoon, Esther Williams of Melbourne,
Fla., and Maggie Rhoades and Becky Grubb, both of Charleston; and seven
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Linda was a homemaker and a member of the Salvation Army, the Eagles
Post 3100 and the Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary 1175.

Edna Farris

SULLIVAN - Edna M. Farris, 96, of Sullivan, died at 10:47 a.m.
Wednesday (June 6, 2001) in the Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Illinois Masonic Home
Chapel. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Dodge
Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Memorials are suggested to the Illinois Masonic
Home. Reed Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edna was born October 30, 1904, in Gays, the daughter of Hershel and
Jessie Marie Harrison Houchin. She had worked at Kuhne Manufacturing
in Mattoon and then devoted the last several years to cleaning homes and
helping to care for the families children. She had attended the Marshall
Avenue Christian Church, Mattoon and had been a member of the Mattoon
Moose and Mattoon Eagles Clubs. She married Clint Brewer on February
12, 1924 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1936. She then married
Vernon "Bun" Fleenor on July 22, 1946 and preceded her in death on
February 5, 1954 and then she married Troy Farris on May 29, 1956 and
he preceded her in death on November 3, 1974.

Surviving are her nephews, Ron Houchin and his wife Betty of Brookville,
Indiana, Don Houchin of California; nieces Dixie Dickens and her husband
Evan of Sullivan and Saralou Letner of Mattoon.

Edna will be greatly missed by her great nephew, Greg Dickens and wife
Micah; great-great-nephew, Hutson Dickens; great-niece, Amanda Bolsen;
several other great-nieces and nephews; all her card club members at the
Moose and Eagles Clubs and all her close neighbors and friends.

Isabelle J. Thacker

MATTOON, IL - Isabelle J. (Clucas) Thacker, age 66, of Mattoon, passed
away 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Hewitt officiating. There will be
no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon is in charge of arrangements.

Isabelle was born September 11, 1934, in Ramsey, Illinois, to Richard and
Geneva (McDaniel) Clucas. She married Fred P. Thacker on March 25,
1950. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Mrs. Thacker is survived by one son, Fred Thacker, Jr. of Mattoon; three
daughters, Vicki Williams and husband Merle of Joliet, Lana Cline and
husband Merl of Mattoon, and Debbie Louthan and husband Mark of
Mattoon; one brother, John Clucas of Pana, also survive her. Three sisters
preceded her in death.

Mrs. Thacker leaves nine grandchildren, Renee Dimmick, Jenny Cole,
Scott Williams, John Cline, Carrie Schelling, Trisha Focht, Freddy Thacker,
Angie Cline and Danielle Thacker. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren,
Ryan Cline, Dominic Nall, Marky Cole, Samuel Dimmick, Debbie Focht,
Whitley Cline, Tyler Cole, Alexander Dimmick and Tyler Ashcraft.

Isabelle J. Thacker was retired from Federal Kemper Insurance Company
in Decatur where she was formerly employed as an Underwriter. She was a
member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose and Eagles
Lodge in Mattoon.

Clara Winkleblack

MATTOON - Clara Ann Winkleblack, 79, of Mattoon, died at 10:46 a.m.
Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at her home.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home
with Pastor Doug Woods officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery, rural
Ashmore. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born July 6, 1921, in Jasper County, the daughter of Earl and
Sylvia Slane Sowers. She married Charles William Winkleblack in 1943; he
died in 2000.

Surviving are three sons, Lewis Duaine Winkleblack of Lerna, Charles
Allen Winkleblack of Windsor and Ernest Glenn Winkleblack of Mattoon;
three daughters, Eula Mae Mince of Mattoon, Dorothy Winings of Gays
and Charlette Mince of Bridgeport, Ala.; one sister, Lois Strader of
Greenup; special friend, Gene Strader of Greenup; 13 grandchildren; and
11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Mrs. Winkleblack was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist
Church.

June 6, 2001

Frederick Connelly

CHARLESTON - Frederick Connelly, 86, of Charleston, died at 1 p.m.
Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Prairieview Nursing Center.

Arrangements are pending at Harper-Swickard funeral home in Charleston.

Leonard Kerr Knudsen

Mattoon, IL - Leonard Kerr Knudsen, age 59, of Mattoon, formerly of
Moline, Illinois, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2001, at 11:15 a.m. at
his residence.

Leonard was born May 5, 1942, Rock Island, Illinois to Kelly and Juanita
(Kerr) Knudsen. He married Pamela J. Van Meter in Arlington, Texas on
December 24, 1983. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Anne Mattly and Joan Barnett of East
Moline, and Tricia Knudsen still at home; one son, Michael O'Dell of
Hannibal, Missouri; and one grandson, Wyatt Barnett of East Moline.

Mr. Knudsen has three surviving brothers, Ted Knudsen of East Moline,
Jack Knudsen of Midlotian, Texas, and Tim Knudsen of Moline. One
sister, Sally Krause survives in Brookfield, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by 3 children; Lenny, Jeff and Chris and one
sister Diane.

Mr. Knudsen was a laborer with Cobb Construction and a member of the
New Life Tabernacle Church.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 7, 2001 from 5-8 p.m. at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday June 8, 2001
at 2:00 PM at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Rev. Van
Frownfelter and Rev. Dave Dolan officiating. Burial will be at Bethel
Cemetery, southeast of Mattoon.

Dean Medsker

ANNAPOLIS - Dean Medsker, 77, of rural Annapolis, died at 11:40 p.m.
Monday (June 4, 2001) at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwell Funeral Home,
Martinsville, with the Rev. Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will be in
Medsker Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
home.

He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Clark County, the son of Guy and Laura
Effner Medsker. He married Nora Ellen Stephens in 1946; she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Ellen Hill and Dianna June
Medsker, both of Annapolis; one brother, Jerald Medsker of Martinsville;
four sisters, Grace Schryer in Rochester, Ind., Ruth Exline of Hymera,
Ind., Leta Wilson of Tolono and Clara Mae Sanders of Florida; two
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Medsker was a retired cement mason and member of Local 143. He
was an Army veteran.

VELMA R. MILLS

CASEY, IL - Velma Rardin Mills, 86, of Casey, died at 8 a.m., June 4,
2001, at Birchwood Nursing Home in Casey. Her funeral will be on
Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Markwell Funeral Home in Casey.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in
the Washington Street Cemetery. Rev. Mark Kaley will conduct the
service.

Mrs. Mills was born February 24, 1915, in Rardin, Illinois, a daughter of
John Hull Rardin and Lillie Brothers Rardin. She married Forrest F. Mills
on December 25, 1946 at the First Methodist Church in Casey. He
survives.

Also surviving are one son, William F. Mills and wife Elaine, of Los
Angeles, CA; and one daughter, Ruth A. Mills Arbogast and husband
Daniel S. Arbogast of Casey. She has one granddaughter, Beth Ann
Arbogast of Casey. A sister, Lucille and husband Leon Stewart of
Champaign, IL; and one sister-in-law, Edna Mills Bruce of Olney, IL, also
survive.

She was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Mills graduated from Charleston High School. She continued her
education graduating from Eastern Illinois University and then Indiana State
University. She taught school for thirty-four years beginning in the country
schools and retiring several years ago. Most recently, she had taught fifth
grade at Roosevelt School in Casey.

She was a member of the Clark County Retired Teachers and the Casey
United Methodist Church.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to a charity or organization of the
donor's choice.

Dezarea Woods

NEOGA - Dezarea Marie Woods, 1 month, died at 11:16 p.m. Monday
(June 4, 2001) at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

The funeral will be 11 a.m Thursday at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in
Neoga with the Rev. Judith Curry officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge
Cemetery, Effingham. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the
funeral home.

She was born May 4, 2001, in Champaign, the daughter of Charles Woods
and Jessica Evans.

Surviving are her parents, both of Neoga; grandparents, N. Gene Evans of
Neoga, Leanne Evans of Neoga, Marla VanPelt of Watson and Charles
Woods of Alamogordo, N.M.; and great-grandparents, Loyd and Aleta
Stivers of Neoga, Leonard and Rose Mary Greuel of Sigel, Ben and Kate
Bourland of Effingham, and Charles and Lorretta Woods of Watson.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather.
 

June 5, 2001

Florene Roan

GREENUP - Florene E. Roan, 84, of Greenup, died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday
(June 3, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Barkley Funeral Home in
Greenup. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion (Block) Cemetery, rural Greenup.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral
home.

She was born May 14, 1917, in Greenup, the daughter of Elmer W. and
Mary Ellen (Sweeney) Glidewell. She married Wm. Harvey Roan in 1935;
he died in 1990.

Surviving are four sons, Jimmy Roan of Niles, Ohio, John Roan of
Greenup, David Roan of Mattoon and Clark Roan of Oregon; two
daughters, Mary Dora Cather of Greenup and Terri Ann Roan of
Carbondale; one sister, Flossie Wagner of Kirkland, Wash.; 12
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Roan was a homemaker. She was a charter member of Rural
Womens Club.

Memorials may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice.

Carl Walker Sr.

ST. PETERS, Missouri - Carl Raymond Walker, Sr., 84, of St. Peters,
Missouri, died at 8:16 p.m. Sunday (June 3, 2001) at his residence in St.
Peters.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at the
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga, Ill., with the Rev. Robert Holmes
officiating. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery in Neoga, Ill.
Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until service time at the funeral
home.

He was born October 8, 1916, in Cumberland County, a son of Marion and
Martha (Ray) Walker. He married J. Louise Parker on October 13, 1942,
in St. Charles, Mo.; she preceded him in death on November 20, 1996.

Survivors include a son, Carl R. Walker, Jr. of St. Peters, Mo.; a brother,
Tracey Walker and wife Juanita of Tuscola, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Hazel
Wilson of rural Toledo, Ill.

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

Mr. Walker was a retired machinist from McDonnell-Douglas Air Craft
Corp. in St. Louis, Missouri.

Charles Wilson

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Charles Vernon Wilson, 87, of New
Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Atwood, died Thursday (May 31, 2001) at
Kirkwood Rehab Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mackville Cemetery,
Atwood. The Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Atwood is in charge of the
arrangements. There will be no visitation.

He was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Charleston, the son of Homer Newton and
Eva Helen Kounse Wilson. He married Evelyn Casey in 1933; she
survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steve Wilson of Morgan Hill, Calif.; three
daughters, Barbara Eyestone of Champaign, Beverly Wilson Maddox of
New Braunfels, Texas, and Bonnie Chesnut of Atwood; 10 grandchildren;
and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Wilson in his youth was a professional baseball player, pitching for the
Chicago White Sox. He raised beagle hounds, quarter horses, racing
pigeons and judged horseshows for the American Quarter Horse
Association. In 1976 he retired as a process mechanic from USI in Tuscola.
He was affiliated with the Livingway Church in San Antonio.

Memorials may be made to the Atwood-Hammond Little League Baseball
Teams c/o the Atwood State Bank.

June 4, 2001

Hazel Berry

CHARLESTON - Hazel E. Berry, 82, of Charleston, passed away at 7:00
a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Prairieview Care Center in Charleston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at the
Harper-Swickard Funeral Home in Charleston with Reverend Roy
Lineberry officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens,
Mattoon. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home.

Hazel was born June 18, 1918 at Kedron, Arkansas, daughter of J.W. and
Ethel Martin Allnut. She married John O. Berry September 25, 1939 in
Charleston; he survives. Also surviving are two sons: John W. Berry and
wife Sharon of Charleston, Joe C. Berry and wife Peggy of Giddings, TX;
one daughter: Patricia Edwards and husband Frank of Decatur. Nine
grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren also survive. She was
preceded in death by her parents and one sister: Dorothy Dallas.

Hazel retired from Brown Shoe Company, was a member of Charleston
Separate Baptist Church, and for many years was a foster parent for the
Department of Children and Family Services.

Memorials may be made to Charleston Separate Baptist Church.

Bernice Brown

CHARLESTON - Bernice Brown, 79, of Charleston, passed away at 2:11
a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at
the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Reverend Scott Sims officiating.
Interment will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to
services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bernice was born November 19, 1921 in Coles County, daughter of Walter
and Nellie Neese Hughes. She married Harvey Brown; he preceded her in
death.

Surviving are a sister: Norma McElwee of Charleston; nieces: Patsy
Kingery, Tammy McElwee, Debbie Davis, and Jana Johnson, all of
Charleston, Lori Martin of Florida, Peggy Neff of Washington, and Mildred
Hatraw of Alaska. Nephews: Lowell McElwee, Gale McElwee, Herb
McElwee, and Allen Finney all of Charleston, Robert Finney of Georgia,
and Charles Finney of Ashmore. Brothers-in-law: John Brown and wife
Lillian and Clinton Brown and wife Joan, all of Charleston. Several
great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three sisters.

Bernice was a member of Northside Baptist Church and a former member
and officer of the Charleston Ladies' of the Moose.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the
American Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Mary Jolley

ROCKAWAY BEACH, MO. - Mary Jolley, 74, of Rockaway Beach, Mo.,
formerly of Tuscola, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday (June 2, 2001) at her
residence.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral
Home in Tuscola with the Rev. Kenneth Roedder officiating. Burial will be
in Tuscola Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time on
Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Douglas County, the daughter of John and
Lectna Cockrill Barbee. She married Willis Clifford Jolley in 1949. He died
in 1993.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Nacke of Arcola and Kathy Jolley of
Rockaway Beach, Mo; one step-daughter, Joan Miller of Champaign; three
brothers, Carl Barbee and Dale Barbee, both of Atwood, and Myron
Barbee of St. Joseph; two sisters, Catherine O'Neil of Danville and Shirley
Hawn of Bargersville, Ind.; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren,
one great-granddaughter and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Jolley was a retired cook for the Tuscola Community School District
and a member of the Tuscola Order of Eastern Star No. 44.

Memorials may be made to Skagg's Hospice in Branson, Mo.

GEN GROBELNY

Genevieve C. "Gen" Grobelny, age 94, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:30
a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, at her residence.

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on
Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with
Father Herman J. Niebrugge celebrating. Burial will follow in the Calvary
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the
Schilling Funeral Home with a Biblical Wake service at 7:00 p.m.

Gen was born April 1, 1907, in Mattoon, the fifth daughter of Daniel and
Catherine Sieben Burtschi. She married Anthony J. "Tony" Grobelny on
June 10, 1931. He passed away November 3, 1977. She was also preceded
in death by one son, Father Daniel Vincent Grobelny, and four sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Beth Coffey and husband Jerry of
Mattoon; three grandsons, Anthony "Tony" Coffey of Mattoon, Todd
Coffey and wife Jodi of New Braunfels, Texas, and Kenny Coffey and
wife Katie of Mattoon; and four great-grandchildren, Tony Coffey Jr. of
Mattoon, Rayna Coffey and Cole Coffey, both of New Braunfels, Texas,
and Isabelle Paige Coffey of Mattoon.

Mrs. Grobelny was a homemaker and also enjoyed working part-time at the
Burtschi's Book Store. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception
Roman Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella.

Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Mary's Parents' Guild.

Gertrude K. Holmes

MATTOON - Gertrude Katherine Holmes, 94, of Mattoon, passed away at
8:45 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at Douglas Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 (noon) Tuesday, June 5, 2001
at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home. Interment will be in Dodge Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call at visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time
Tuesday.

Gertrude was born June 19, 1906 in Mattoon, daughter of William F. and
Sarah Louvisa Sink Miller. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Madonna
Fortune of Center Line, Michigan; two grandsons: James Fortune of Center
Line, Michigan and Jeffrey Young of Springfield, Illinois. One
great-granddaughter: Suzanne also survives. She was preceded in death by
one daughter: Bonnie Young, five brothers and three sisters.

Gertrude was a member of First Baptist Church. She had formerly worked
at Brown Shoe, Crawford Shoe, and the U.S. Grant Hotel.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Susan Myers

SULLIVAN - Susan Garnet Myers, 96, of Sullivan died at 4:30 p.m. Friday
(June 1, 2001) at the Illinois Masonic Home in Sullivan.

The graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in French Cemetery in
Allenville. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Illinois
Masonic Chapel in Sullivan. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of
the arrangements.

She was born Aug. 28, 1904, in Allenville, the daughter of Emmett and
Elizabeth Shafer Fleming. She married Pearl William Myers in 1923. He
died in 1940.

Surviving are two sons, John D. Myers and Elmo Myers, both of Windsor;
three daughters, Katherine Bouck, Rosie Leavitt and Donna Frazier, all of
Sullivan; one brother, Jessie Fleming of Chicago; two sisters, Gertrude
Lane of Bruce and Lenora Campbell of Sullivan; eight grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, four brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Myers previously worked at Lucy Ellen Candy and the Sullivan Meat
Locker and was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Church.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

Iola Phillips

CHARLESTON - Iola I. Phillips, 84 of Charleston died on June 2, at her
home.

Born May 28, 1917 in Charleston, IL on the day of the Charleston
Tornado. The first of seven children born to Robert and Gay Biggs
Thomason. Her daddy called her "Curly", a name that many friends and
family called her throughout her life.

She married Harry H. Phillips on July 24, 1935 in Marshall, IL. He passed
away Dec. 17, 1998. Together they had four children; three still remain;
Larry and wife Nancy Phillips, Terry and wife Tammy Phillips, both of
Charleston; Tony and wife Morning Phillips, of Waco, TX; and one
daughter, Sherry A. Malcovsky­deceased.

Iola leaves behind one brother; Rex Thomason of Oakland, and one sister;
Geneva Tichener of Charleston. Preceding her in death was a sister; Peggy,
and three brothers; Tommy, Don, and Bob.

She was blessed with thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
They lovingly knew her as Mamaw. She was loved by all and will be
greatly missed.

During her working career she crafted shoes at Brown Shoe Co. in
Charleston; built jet airplanes during the Korean War for North American
Aerospace in Columbus, OH; and dished out many a meal at the Dutch
Pantry Restaurant in Greenup; the Old University Lanes Bowling Alley and
J&M Cafe, both in Charleston. She loved being around people and serving
others. She attended Salisbury Church.

Services will be held 2:00 PM Wed. June 6, 2001 at Caudill-King Funeral
Home. Visitation will be held 5-7 PM on Tues., at the funeral home. Burial
will be in Harmony Cemetery, North of Greenup.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lincolnland Hospice; 700 W.
Lincoln Ave. Suite 800 Charleston, IL 61920.

Helen Reynolds

SHELBYVILLE - Helen Ann Martz (Gould) Reynolds, 66, of Shelbyville
died at 11:20 p.m. Friday (June 1, 2001) at her residence.

The private graveside service will be in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev.
Greg Breeden officiating. A time for fellowship will be at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday in the First Church of Nazarene Fellowship Hall for family and
friends. Howe & Yockey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Oct. 25, 1934, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Franklin
Charles and Goldie Mae Giberson Martz. She married Stan Reynolds in
1992. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, James M. Gould Jr. of Pana and Joseph M.
Gould of Assumption; two daughters, Janet M. Patrick of Longmont, Colo.
and Julie M. Tucker of Findlay; one step-son, Barry W. Reynolds of
Fairfield, Ohio; two step-daughters, Tracy J. Gentry of Charleston and
Melanie S. Watson of Shelbyville; three brothers, Ray Martz of Shelbyville,
Howard Martz of Palmero, Calif., and Herb Lloyd of Greenville; one sister,
Bertha M. Shields of Mattoon; 10 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren,
and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant children, one sister
and several half-brothers.

Mrs. Reynolds was a waitress and retired bartender. She was a member of
the Women of the Moose Chapter 1325 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary of
Shelbyville.
 

June 2, 2001

Kathalene Maulding

SULLIVAN - Kathalene Z. Maulding, 79, of Sullivan, died at 12:20 a.m.
Friday (June 1, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home Sullivan. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, Decatur. Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

She was born on Aug. 29, 1921, a daughter of Dewey and Media B.
Johnson King. She married Reginald E. Maulding Sr. in 1944; he died in
1993.

Survivors include two sons, Reginald E. Maulding Jr. of Decatur and
Michael L. Maulding of Windsor; daughters, Brenda K. Perkins of
Thompsonville, Joyce A. Phillips of Dallas, Tex., Donna S. Brown of
Windsor and Shannon D. Maulding of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Alma
Stephens of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son.

Mrs. Maulding was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to donor's choice.

Dorothy Reedy

DALTON CITY - Dorothy M. Cordray Reedy, 93, of Dalton City, died at
11:10 p.m. Thursday (May 31, 2001) at the Eastern Star Home, Macon.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Bethany. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery,
Bethany. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday with a 6:30 p.m. Eastern Star
Service at the funeral home.

She was born July 29, 1907, in Bethany, a daughter of Edd and Leona
Olive Sharp Cordray. She married Howard Edward Reedy in 1936; he died
in 1979.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay L. Gaitros of Dalton City and Betty
Robison of Nevada; sisters, Mary Snow of Decatur and Pauline Moses of
Arthur; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, six
great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter.

Mrs. Reedy was a member of the Methodist Church in Dalton City, the
OES Crystal Chapter 39 of Sullivan and the American Legion Auxiliary in
Dalton City.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Church in Dalton City or the
OES Crystal Chapter 39 of Sullivan.

June 1, 2001

Carl Furry

SHELBYVILLE - Carl E. Furry, 85, of Shelbyville, died at 9:15 p.m.
Wednesday (May 30, 2001) in Shelbyville Manor.

A private graveside service with military rites will be held Saturday morning
at Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Robert Litteral
officiating. The Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, is in charge
of arrangements.

He was born March 17, 1916, in Loxa, a son of Joel Fletcher Sr. and Ona
Niccum Furry. He married Henrietta A. Roland in 1940; she died in 1990.

Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Stretch of Shelbyville and Kathy
Endsley of Blue Mound; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Furry was a retired lineman from the Shelby Electric Cooperative. He
was a member of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville. He was a WW
II Army veteran, was a POW and had received the Purple Heart Medal and
one Oak Leaf Cluster.

Memorials may be made to the WW II Veterans Memorial in Washington,
D.C.

Phillibena Kilman

MATTOON, IL - Phillibena (Bea) Kilman, age 90, of Mattoon, passed
away at 5:41 PM Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center.

Mrs. Kilman was born September 13, 1910, in Greenville, IL to John and
Helen (Dale) Spies. She married Alva M. Kilman on July 15, 1935. He
preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kilman is survived by two sons, Jerry Lee Kilman of Fayetteville,
North Carolina and John M. Kilman of Mattoon; and two daughters,
Sandra Dinkelmann and Donna Mae Oye, both of Mattoon. She also leaves
8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
two sisters.

She was formerly employed by Margie's Grill and Knowles Cafeteria. She
was a member of the Baptist Church and attended Mt. Sinai one-room
schoolhouse in Sorenta, IL as a child. She enjoyed arts, crafts and playing
Bingo.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, June 9th at Brown
Cemetery in Pocahontas, Illinois, with Rev. Jacob Frederick officiating.
Visitation wil be held Saturday, June 2nd from 6-8 PM at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Lincolnland
Visiting Nurses.

Brian Wallace

MARSHALL - Brian Neal Wallace, 32, of Marshall, died at 10:29 p.m.
Tuesday (May 29, 2001) in Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute,
Ind.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel, in
West Union, with the Rev. Dennis Wright officiating. Burial is in the
Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m.
on Sunday until service time at the funeral home.

He was born July 11, 1968, in Paris, the son of Lynnzay E. and June
Burger Wallace.

Survivors include a son, Tyler Lee Wallace of Marshall; his father,
Lynnzay E. Wallace of Marshall; one sister, Angel L. Wallace Budde of
Marshall; paternal grandmother, Alberta Powell of Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his mother and other grandparents.

Mr. Wallace was a semi-trailer fabricator with Great Dane Trailers Inc.

MARIE YOUNG

Marie Harriett Young, age 74, of Gays, passed away at 10:07 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Sullivan Health Care Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Virgil Baker officiating. Burial
will be in Smyser Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until time of
service Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Marie was born in Elkhart, Indiana on September 9, 1926, a daughter of
Warren E. and Charlotte Schulze Roose. She married Carol Dean "Pete"
Young on September 21, 1946. He passed away December 29, 2000.

Survivors include three sons, Steven C. Young and wife Ruth of Decatur,
Tex A. Young and wife Heidi of DeWitt, Michigan and Keith P. Young and
wife JoEllen of Gays; one daughter, Marsha Miller and husband Bobby of
Katy, Texas; twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Warren "Buster" Roose Jr. and wife Sarah of East Alton, William Q. Roose
and wife Lela of North Augusta, South Carolina; and two sisters, Katherine
Brown of East Alton and Shirley Birmingham and husband Harvey of
Bethalto.

Marie was a homemaker. She was a member of the Moultrie County Home
Extension and a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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