Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Joe Cutright

CASEY ­ Joe Lewis Cutright, 85, of Casey died at 11:07 a.m. Sunday (July
15, 2001) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Arrangements are incomplete at Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.

Clayton Ervin

HIDALGO ­ Clayton W. Ervin, 86, of Hidalgo died at 7:35 a.m. Sunday
(July 15, 2001) at Cumberland Nursing Center.

The graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Aten Cemetery in
Hidalgo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Hidalgo, the son of Ike and Esther Jones
Ervin. He married Nova Swick. She died in 1975.

Surviving are two sons, Carroll Ervin of Toledo and John Ervin of
Greenup; two daughters, Maxine Calvert of Ste. Marie and Angela Miller of
Mount Carmel; one brother, Paul Ervin of Willow Hill; 11 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Ervin was a retired welder.

Noah Ford

TUSCOLA ­ Noah Rhylley Ford, infant son of Melody Dawn Patton and
Robert Alan Ford, was stillborn at 1 p.m. Friday (July 13, 2001) at Sarah
Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tuscola Cemetery
with the Rev. Clyde Snyder officiating. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents of Mattoon; two brothers, Brandon Gregory
and Dylan Christopher, both at home; one sister, Mikayla Ann at home;
maternal grandparents, Larry and Beverly Schweighart of Tuscola; and
paternal grandparents, Gene and Carol Ford of Villa Grove.

Memorials may be made to the Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901
North Prairie Street, Tuscola, Ill. 61953.

Nema Hood

Mrs. Nema Evelyn Hood, 90, of Humboldt, died at 7:21 AM Sunday, July
15, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital near Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at
Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola, with Rev. Jack
Woods officiating. Burial will be in Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be
held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Mrs. Hood was born July 3, 1911 in Janesville, IL, a daughter of Banner
and Petrolia Axton Bennett. She married Elmer Sutton, Sr. on June 6,
1930; he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1966. She then married
Charles Hood on Feb. 21, 1968; he preceded her in death on Sept. 18,
1980.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Key of Sullivan; 2 stepsons, Dale
and Phillip Hood both of Mattoon; 1 stepdaughter, Neva Hood of Mattoon;
sister, Thelma Grooms of Mattoon; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren;
10 step grandchildren; and 6 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by 2 sons and 1 brother.

Mrs. Hood graduated from Eastern Illinois High School in Charleston. Mrs.
Hood and her sister, Thelma Grooms owned and operated the Sisters
Market Grocery Store in Humboldt for many years. She was a member of
the Humboldt Rebekah Lodge for over 68 years, Coles County Ladies
Home Extension, and the Humboldt United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the church.

Marjorie Randolph

MATTOON ­ Marjorie G. Randolph, 98, of Mattoon died at 2:44 a.m.
Sunday (July 15, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral
Home with Dr. Mark Prevo officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the
funeral home.

She was born Oct. 7, 1902, in Viroqua, Wis., the daughter of Herbert and
Mina Ann Hockenberry Nale. She married Clifford F. Randolph in 1953.
He died in 1979.

Surviving are two sons, Harley R. Oakley of Mattoon and Charles F.
"Chuck" Oakley of Rock Island; one brother, Bernard Nale of Mattoon;
and 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and several
great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Randolph was a life member of the Women of the Moose Chapter
312, Eagles Lodge, and Mattoon Senior Citizens. She attended Hopewell
Baptist Church in Johnstown.

CARL RHOADES

CHARLESTON, IL­Carl Rhoades, age 66 of Charleston, passed away on
Sunday, July 15, 2001 at his home. Graveside services celebrating his life
will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Roselawn Cemetery in
Charleston with Reverend Jack Turner officiating. Military Rites will be
conducted by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey
Post 1592 of Charleston. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from
6:00-8:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive.

Carl was born June 6, 1935 in Sardinia, Ohio the son of Orval and Viola
(Rickey) Rhoades. He married Carol McKenzie in Sardinia on January 22,
1955.

Carl is survived by his loving wife Carol of Charleston; two daughters,
Roxanne Steeples and her husband Larry of Sardinia and Cherie
Huddlestun and her husband Matt of Charleston; five grandchildren,
Christopher Hunter and his wife Carolyn of Williamsburg, Ohio, Carl
Jamison "Jamie" Hunter and his wife Robin of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Kevin
Hunter and his wife Julie of Williamstown, Kentucky and Jared Tanner and
Jada Huddlestun, both of Charleston; his mother, Viola Rhoades of
Sardinia; and his dog, Carly. He was preceded in death by his father and
one sister, Connie Wells.

Carl was a member of the Sardinia Church of Christ, the Kansas, Illinois
American Legion, Ohio Valley Military Society and Charleston Moose
Lodge #1388. Delivering Trailmobile manufactured truck trailers brought
Carl and his family to this area. Earlier he had delivered for the Danbury
Company and more recently with Rex "n" Don Van Lines of Charleston.
He was a collector of military memorabilia, enjoyed listening to music and
playing his guitar. He held special feelings for animals of all kinds. He was a
Military Veteran having served with the United States Army from
1959-1961. He will be remembered by Carol, a long-time real estate agent
in Charleston, his children and grandchildren as a kind and loving person
whose best times were with his family.

Memorials in honor of Carl may be made to the charity of the Donor's
choice. Memorial Gifts may be made at the visitation or services, or mailed
to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920

JOHN STULL

John David Stull, age 64, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:06 p.m. on
Thursday, July 12, 2001 at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Graveside services celebrating his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at
the Jewett Cemetery with the Reverend Jim Dona officiating. No visitation
is planned. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John was born February 25, 1937, in Mattoon, a son of Bert A. and Edith
Marie Peterson Stull. He married Janet Kay McQueen Sanders on June 19,
1986.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Kay Stull of Mattoon; two daughters,
Phyllis McCoy and husband William "Bill" of Gays and Crystal Sanders of
Mattoon; two sons, John David Stull Jr. and partner Jackie of Memphis,
Tenn. and Chad Sanders of Mattoon; three grandchildren, Jordan, Justin
and Kaitlyn; one brother, Jack Stull of Lowell, Ind.; several nieces and
nephews, including special niece, Virginia Patrick of Mattoon; and several
great-nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Stull worked in sanitation and also construction for the late, "Bub"
Young. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Mattoon.

Memorials may be made to the family.

JAMES WHITLEY

James Oren "Jim" Whitley, age 65, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:20 p.m.
on Friday, July 13, 2001 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at
the Schilling Funeral Home with Father Herman J. Niebrugge officiating.
Burial will follow in the Upper Muddy Cemetery, southeast of Mattoon.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. this (Monday) evening at the
funeral home.

Jim was born September 26, 1935 in Mattoon, a son of Oliver O. and
Beulah Cornell Whitley.

Survivors include close friends, Norris and Karen Gill of Mattoon, Norris
Gill Jr. of Mattoon, Kyle Gill and wife Michelle of Mattoon; and an aunt
Josephine Abrams of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Whitley
Jewel and Jean Whitley Wisley.

Mr. Whitley retired from Associated Spring after twenty years of service.
In later years he worked for Blaw Knox and Rogala Public Links. He was a
member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, the
Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

Memorial gifts are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
 
 

July 14, 2001

Joseph Elam

PARIS - Joseph R. Elam, 85, of Paris, died at 6 p.m. Thursday (July 12,
2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Sutton and Son Funeral Home,
Paris, with the Rev. Deborah McClarey officiating. Burial will be in
Embarrass Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
home.

He was born March 16, 1916, in Edgar County, the son of Ranze Elam and
Mary Burton Elam. He married Mildred Dennison in 1937; she died in
1974.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Elam of Oakland and Floyd Dennis Elam of
Paris; one daughter, Patricia McConkey of Oakland; one sister, Fern Austin
of Paris; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.

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

Mr. Elam had retired from Stewart Wire Company and farming. He was a
member of the Paris Christian Church.

JOY HAYES

CHARLESTON, IL - Joy Hayes, age 73 of Charleston, passed away on
Thursday, July 12, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Graveside
services celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16
at Hardinville Cemetery in Hardinville, Illinois. Visitation will be held
Sunday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel. The Ladies
Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of
Charleston will conduct special services during the visitation, beginning at
6:45 p.m.

Joy was born November 22, 1927 in Bunker, Missouri the daughter of
Lebert and Frances (Lowrance) Wilkins. She married Vincent Brock in
1944. Following Vincent's death in 1966, she married Charles "Chuck"
Hayes in 1973.

She is survived by her husband Chuck of Charleston; one daughter, Vineta
Springer of Charleston; one son, Gary Brock and his wife Jana of
Nashville, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Jana Fisher and her husband
Andrew and Dana Kwarteng and her husband Kenneth, all of Florissant,
Missouri, Sarah Jo Brock of Mudelein, Illinois and Candi Avila and her
husband Ed of Round Lake, Illinois; one sister, Shirley Wilkins of
Robinson, Illinois; four great-grandchildren; and, several nieces and
nephews. She was also preceded by her parents, three brothers, Amel
Wilkins, Delbert Wilkins and Bobby Gene Wilkins; one sister, Chloe Harris,
one son, Vincent Brock, Jr.; and one stepson, Robert Hayes.

Joy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Robinson and
the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post
1592 of Charleston. Family and friends were the centerpiece of her life;
grandchildren and great-grandchildren provided her with an abundance of
love which she generously returned in a manner that would cause any
grandmother to be proud. She enjoyed cooking, especially baking cobblers.
A gracious and loving woman who never met a stranger, Joy will be
remembered by many during the twenty-two years she and Chuck owned
and operated the Ranch House Restaurant in Ashmore. Prior to the Ranch
House, she was employed at the Ettelbrick Shoe Company in Robinson,
Illinois, the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and the R. R. Donnelley
Company in Mattoon.

Memorials in honor of Joy may be made to the charity of the Donor's
choice. Memorial Gifts may be made to the visitation or services, or mailed
to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

William Midgett

WINDSOR - William "Harry" Midgett, 73, of Windsor, formerly of
Rodanthe, N.C., died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday (July 12, 2001) at his
residence.

The funeral and burial will be Monday in Rodanthe, N.C. The
Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge of local arrangements.

He was born in Waves, N.C., the son of St. Clair and Mamie (Midgett)
Midgett. He married Eunice Knight; she survives.

Also surviving are four sons, William E. Midgett of Orange Park, Fla.,
Harry Midgett of Potomac Falls, Va., Irvin Midgett of Rodanthe, N.C., and
Timothy Midgett of Windsor; three daughters, Connie Hatcher of
Middlesburg, Fla., Virginia O'Neal of Rodanthe, N.C., and Joyce Midgett
of Windsor; three sisters, Lennie Midgett of Rodanthe, N.C., Jennetta
Williams of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Alice Bundy of Norfolk, Va.; 10
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Midgett was a retired U.S. Navy Chief ADRC with 22 years of service.
He was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, the VFW
Post 04226 and Fleet Reserve A03422.

Enid Misner

MARTINSVILLE - Enid Misner, 82, of Martinsville, died at 5:10 p.m.
Thursday (July 12, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Willow Creek Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, with the Rev. Kevin Small officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at
the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville.

She was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Orange Township, Clark County, the
daughter of Clayton and Lola Hart Buckner. She married Raymond Misner
in 1946; he died in 1978.

Surviving are one son, Jerald Misner of Martinsville; two daughters, Sharon
Napier of Martinsville and Bonnie Smith of Monticello; one brother, Enos
Buckner of Martinsville; three sisters, Imo Calvert, Leota Chapman and
Janet Staley, all of Martinsville; and six grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Mrs. Misner owned and operated the Moonshine Store located in Clark
County. She was a lifelong member of the Willow Creek Cumberland
Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

ROSALIE RENNELS

Rosalie Elma Rennels, age 98, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on
Friday, January 12, 2001, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Graveside memorial services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on
Monday, July 16, 2001, at the Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston with the
Reverend Eugene Black officiating. The Schilling Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.

Rosalie was born December 19, 1902 in Cherryvale, Kansas, a daughter of
Frank and Mary Johnson Rennels. Miss Rennels was an elementary school
teacher for Community Unit #2 for many years. She loved children and
taught at the former Lowell School in Mattoon. She also enjoyed her many
travels, both foreign and domestic, and lived several years in both New
Jersey and New York. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Mattoon.

Survivors include several nephews; dearly loved adopted aunt of Caryl D.
Johnson and Sara D. Rothenberger; dearly loved adopted great-aunt of
Stephen H. Friend, Alexander L. Friend and Bruce C. Rothenberger; and
special friend, Lenore Aebischer of Charleston.

Miss Rennels was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Rennels.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

JOHN STULL

John David Stull, age 64, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:06 p.m. on
Thursday, July 12, 2001 at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Graveside services celebrating his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at
the Jewett Cemetery with the Reverend Jim Dona officiating. No visitation
is planned. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John was born February 25, 1937, in Mattoon, a son of Bert A. and Edith
Marie Peterson Stull. He married Janet Kay McQueen on June 19, 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Kay Stull of Mattoon; two daughters,
Phyllis McCoy and husband William "Bill" of Gays and Crystal Sanders of
Mattoon; two sons, John David Stull Jr. and partner Jackie of Memphis,
Tenn. and Chad Sanders of Mattoon; three grandchildren, Jordan, Justin
and Kaitlyn; one brother, Jack Stull of Lowell, Ind.; several nieces and
nephews, including special niece, Virginia Patrick of Mattoon; and several
great-nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Stull worked in sanitation and also construction for the late, "Bub"
Young. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Mattoon.

Memorials may be made to the family.

MARY ANN WININGS

Mary Ann Winings, age 72, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on
Thursday, July 12, 2001 at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Mark Prevo officiating. Burial
will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.
this (Saturday) evening at at the funeral home.

Mary was born May 19, 1929, in Strasburg, a daughter of Harry A. and
Laura Kull Hood. She married Kenneth Winings Jr. on December 17,
1947. He passed away on October 18, 1993. She was also preceded in
death by her father and one brother.

Survivors include one son, Gregory A. Winings of Mattoon; one
granddaughter, Jessica L. Winings of Mattoon; her mother, Laura Hood of
Mattoon; one sister, Alleen Young and husband Dallas of Neoga and
several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Winings served as a clerk in the Billing Dept. of the Illinois
Consolidated Telephone Company. She was a member of the First
Christian Church, the Women's Auxiliaries of both the American Legion
and the V.F.W. in Mattoon.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

James Whitley

MATTOON - James O. Whitley, 65, of Mattoon, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday
(July 13, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

July 13, 2001

Florence Geery

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Florence Rennels Geery, 76, of Knoxville, Iowa,
died Monday (July 9, 2001) at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines,
Iowa.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. July 21 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church in Knoxville, Iowa. The Evans-McCleery Funeral Service is in
charge of the arrangements.

Charles Poorman

SUN CITY, Ariz. #- Charles "Russ" Poorman, 78, of Sun City, Ariz., died
June 13, 2001, in Sun City, Ariz.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Edwards Funeral
Home in Arcola with the Rev. Jack Woods officiating.

He was born Dec. 17, 1922, in Humboldt, the son of Glenn and Marie
Poorman.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Prokaski; three brothers, Dick, Bill and
Al Poorman; one sister, Ruth Duncan; and three grandchildren.

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

Mr. Poorman was a Marine veteran of World War II and an engineer for
Illinois Central Railroad for 40 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sun Health Foundation Hospice Care
Services, Sun City, Ariz.

WILLIAM S. REASOR

CHARLESTON, IL - On July 10, 2001 the factory-built housing industry
lost a giant. It also lost a brilliant businessman of unassailable integrity, a
devoted husband, father, grandfather and a perfect friend to many. William
S. "Bill" Reasor passed away this past Tuesday morning at the Munson
Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized
since suffering a heart attack on July 4. He was surrounded by his wife
Ferne his daughters and other family members as he passed peacefully.

Services celebrating Bill's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow
(Saturday) at the First Presbyterian Church, 311 Seventh Street in
Charleston. Reverend Susan Reichenberg will officiate. Interment will
follow the services in Roselawn Cemetery, also in Charleston. Visitation
will be held this evening (Friday) from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral
Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive.

Bill, of Granger, Indiana and formerly of Charleston, was born March 9,
1939 in Charleston, the son of Walter Henry and Ruth Ellen (Hawley)
Reasor. He married Ferne Blackshire at the Ashmore Baptist Church in
Ashmore, Illinois on July 3,1958.

He is survived by Ferne, his wife of forty-three years; four daughters,
Pamela Reasor Hanebutt and her husband Randy, Deborah Reasor
Beccasio and her husband Anthony, Melissa "Gator" Reasor and her
partner Rita Luce, all of Chicago and Stephanie Reasor Holcomb and her
husband Rick of Mokena, Illinois; four grandchildren, Andrew J. Hanebutt
and Kelsey M. Hanebutt of Chicago and Jeffrey D. Holcomb and Lisa M.
Holcomb of Mokena and Baby Beccasio due to arrive in August; his
mother, Ruth Ellen Reasor of Orland Park, Illinois; four sisters, Julie
Fischer and her husband Greg of Naperville, Illinois, Margaret "Peg" Davis
and her husband Joseph of Mokena, Catherine Stickann and her husband
Richard of Columbia, Missouri and Melanie Budhill and her husband Bruce
of Macon, Georgia; one brother, John Reasor of St. Charles, Missouri; and
his Schnauzer, Smoltz, named after the outstanding pitcher for his beloved
Atlanta Braves. He was preceded by his father and one sister, Maribeth
Higginbotham.

Volumes can be spoken of Bill's achievements in the factory-built housing
industry from succeeding his father as CEO & President of The Reasor
Corporation in 1973 to President of Scholz Homes, Inc., Executive Vice
President of Operations of Marley Continental Homes, Inc., President of
Kaplan Building Systems, Inc., President of Textone, Inc., President of
Chairworld, Inc., CEO & President of Terre Quest Homes, Inc., COO &
President of Crest Homes and most recently as one of four founders of
Pleasant Street Homes, LLC and iBS Homes. Two of his peers recently
gave this tribute -"A simple work history doesn't really capture what we
want you to know about Bill Reasor, the human being. Over three decades
we never saw Bill compromise his integrity. Ever! If he made any enemies,
we don't remember them. He did make innumerable friendships. Bill was a
teacher, a mentor and a leader. There are an incredible number of people
who were nurtured by Bill and look upon him as the founder of their
careers. We learned more from Bill than we can calculate or describe. He
was somewhere between our friend and our brother."

Bill's colleagues were his extended family, but the first three objectives in
his List of Lifetime Ambitions were "spending quality time with Ferne (his
high school sweetheart) and doing those things we enjoy doing together",
"being able to spend time with our daughters and their families on a regular
basis", and "to get to know our grandchildren one-on-one". His love for
family and auto racing led him to organize a Reasor family reunion at the
Indy 500, an annual event that began forty-three years ago and was
attended this year by eighty-nine Reasor descendants and close family
friends. He always set aside time for family vacations, golfing with his
son-in-laws and antiquing, cooking and gardening with Ferne. Tradition was
important to him, kindled in part by his passion for history. He loved his
God and his country. Those close to Bill knew that he loved a challenge,
displayed an awesome sense of humor, embraced everyone he met and
kept in touch with his friends.

He received a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Eastern Illinois
University in 1965, and while residing in Charleston served as a member
and president of the Charleston Community Unit District 1 School Board.

Memorials in honor of Bill may be made to the American Heart
Association, and may be made at the visitation or services, or mailed to
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

July 12, 2001

Edith Herron

BETHANY - Edith Marie Dycus Herron, 87, of Lovington, died at 5 p.m.
Tuesday (July 10, 2001) at the Sullivan Health Care Center, Sullivan.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. The McMullin-Young
Funeral Home, Lovington, was in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Sept. 19, 1913, the daughter of Joe and Edith Marie Van
Sickle Burcham. She married Paul Herron in 1961; he preceded her in
death.

Surviving are one son, Ronald L. Dycus of Springfield; two daughters,
Joann Garcia of Lovington and Patricia Barnett of Neoga; five brothers,
Frank and Jack Burcham of Decatur, Hank Burcham of Sullivan, Fred
Burcham of Lewiston, Idaho, and Joe Burcham Jr. of Kentucky; one sister,
Betty Hopkins of Bloomington; 26 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, two grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Herron was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 429,
Lovington; VFW Auxiliary Past President 6410, Sullivan; Women of
Moose, Mattoon.

Memorials may be made to the County Chapter of the American Cancer
Society.

EDITH MISENHEIMER

Edith Pearl Misenheimer, age 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Jim Dona officiating. Burial will
follow in the Arcola Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from
5:00-7:30 p.m. this (Thursday) evening at the funeral home.

Edith was born June 22, 1911, in Arcola, a daughter of William F. and Lula
P. Case Stump. She married Chester E. Misenheimer on October 12, 1929,
in Effingham. He passed away on June 7, 1972. She was also preceded in
death by a son, Gary Misenheimer, a grandson, Chet Misenheimer, and
three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Misenheimer and wife Mary of
Jacksonville, Florida and Roger Misenheimer and wife Marty of Mattoon;
one daughter, Nancy Harper of Mattoon; daughter-in-law, Brenda
Misenheimer of Tulsa, Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one
great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Misenheimer served as an L.P.N. with the former Mattoon Memorial
Hospital from which she retired in 1976. She was a member of the
Broadway Christian Church and the Rebekah Lodge in Mattoon.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Broadway Christian Church.

Charles Poorman

SUN CITY, Ariz. - Charles "Russ" Poorman, 78, of Sun City, Ariz., died
June 13, 2001, in Sun City, Ariz.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Edwards Funeral
Home in Arcola with the Rev. Jack Woods officiating.

She was born Dec. 17, 1922, in Humboldt, the son of Glenn and Marie
Poorman.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Prokaski; three brothers, Dick, Bill and
Al Poorman; one sister, Ruth Duncan; and three grandchildren.

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

Mr. Poorman was a Marine veteran of World War II and an engineer for
Illinois Central Railroad for 40 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sun Health Foundation Hospice Care
Services, Sun City, Ariz.

Joshua Rhoads

MATTOON - Joshua Rhoads, infant son of Gary and Angie Mingus
Rhoads of rural Mattoon, was stillborn at 5:30 p.m. Sunday (July 8, 2001)
at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Private graveside services were held Wednesday at Dodge Grove Cemetery
with the Rev. Scott Kozisek officiating. The Schilling Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his parents; one brother, Dawson M. Rhoads of rural
Mattoon; grandparents, Karen Mingus of Mattoon, Dale and Judy Rhoads
of Ramsey, and Mel and Becky Karch of Charleston; great-grandparents,
Maxine Anderson of Mattoon, Josephine Kaufman of Marshall and
Norman Rhoads of Marshall.

Miriam M. Spaulding

MATTOON - Miriam M. Spaulding, age 78, of Mattoon, passed away at
10:06 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001 at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
home.

Miriam was born November 10, 1922, at Mattoon, Illinois, a daughter of
Merle J. and Ruth Marshall Fuqua. She married C. Ardell Spaulding August
17, 1940 at Mattoon; he preceded her in death January 5, 1992. Her
children, Steve Spaulding and his wife Joyce of Athens, Tennessee, Kelly
Spaulding and his wife Sandy of St. Louis, Missouri and Debbie Grant and
her husband Ron of Terre Haute, Indiana survive Miriam. A sister, Lois
Matheny of Mattoon and five grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Spaulding was a member of the First Christian Church. She served as
Assistant to the Golf Professional at the Mattoon Golf and Country Club
for thirty-four years.

HASIE STEINBERG

CHARLESTON - Hasie Steinberg, 77, of Charleston, died at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at West Lawn
Cemetery in Chicago. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 15, at the Mattoon Jewish Community Center, 1608
Richmond Ave.

Hasie was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of Oscar Lang and
Rose Lang Goldman and the stepdaughter of Sam Goldman. She married
Aaron Steinberg June 18, 1944. He survives.

Hasie and husband Aaron operated the Hertz Car Rental Agency at Coles
County Memorial Airport for 10 years, and she was an accountant in the
construction business for 20-25 years.

She was preceded in death by their beloved daughter, Judith Sherry
Steinberg, her parents, stepfather, brother-in-law, Seymour Kessler, and
brother-in-law, Herbert Kahn.

Also surviving are her sister, Syma Kessler of Florida; sister-in-law,
Rosalind Kahn of Waukegan; and several nieces and nephews and
great-nieces and great-nephews.

Hasie was a long-time member of the Mattoon Jewish Community Center
(JCC) and served as its treasurer for several years.

Memorials may be made to the JCC, c/o: Aaron Steinberg, 2212 Cortland
Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
 

July 11, 2001

Dorothy Daugherty

WEST UNION - Dorothy M. Daugherty, 77, of Oskaloosa, Kan., formerly
of York, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday (July 9, 2001) at the Hickory Pointe
Care Center in Oskaloosa, Kan.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in
West Union with the Rev. Vernon Pruiett officiating. Burial will be in the
York Cemetery southeast of West Union. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday and 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

She was born July 21, 1923, in Sullivan, Ind., the daughter of Frank and
Sylvia Huff McCammon. She married Roy Daugherty in 1955; he died in
1992.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Wright of Perry, Kan., and Robert Wright
of Sedalia, Mo.; one brother, Donald McCammon of Kansas, Ill.; five
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Daugherty was a homemaker and member of the York United
Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the York Cemetery to assist with upkeep.

Ernest Denny

GREENUP - Ernest Denny, 91, of Greenup, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday
(July 7, 2001) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup,
with Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in Greenup Cemetery. Visitation
will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born July 31, 1909, in Greenup, the son of Hiram and Elma Lyons
Denny. He married Dorothy Fox in 1932; she died in 1996.

Surviving are three daughters, Hazel Lane of Hempstead, Texas, and Ruth
Eastep and Ann Black, both of Newton; 12 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Mr. Denny was a retired tractor mechanic from Eubank Ford Tractor Co.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Greenup.

THOMAS L. ENDSLEY

ARKADELPHIA, AR - Thomas L. Endsley, 86, of Arkadelphia, passed
away Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at Baptist Medical Center.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14,
2001 at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, with Reverend Bill Boaz
officiating. The eulogy will be given by Mary Kathryn Holt.

Thomas was born January 25, 1915, in Coles County, son of William
"Mack" and Minnie Harwood Endsley. he is survived by a daughter: Anita
Holt of Redondo Beach, CA and one step-daughter, Paula Leming of
Arkadelphia; two brothers, Carroll Endsley of Decatur, IL and Norman
Endsley of Bartonville, IL; three granddaughters, Mary Kathryn Holt of
Manhatten Beach, CA, Jill M. Holt of Irvin, CA, and Sarah Kathryn
Leming of Albuquerque, NM also survive. He was preceded in death by
two wives, Mary Catherine Smith Endsley and Kathryn Swickard Endsley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions my be made to the Thomas L.
Endsley Fund, c/o Eastern Illinois University Foundation, 600 Lincoln
Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920

Arrangements: Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, Charleston, IL
Florence Geery

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Florence Rennels Geery, 76, of Knoxville, Iowa,
died Monday (July 9, 2001) at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines,
Iowa.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Iowa. The Evans-McCleery Funeral Service
is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born July 27, 1925, in Charleston, the daughter of Myrtle and
Walter Rennels. She married Woodrow Gerry; he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Cole of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Ann
Broadhead of Knoxville, Tenn., and Gail Cline of Newton, Iowa; two
sisters, Frances Knollenberg of Mattoon and Esther Schabilion of
Richmond, Va.; and five grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter.

Mrs. Geery was a registered nurse and worked in the nursing education
department at the VA Hospital in Knoxville for 30 years before retiring. She
was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Knoxville Friends
of Public Library and the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Iowa or the Knoxville
Public Library Friends of the Library.

Neva Kincaid

MONTROSE - Neva F. Kincaid, 85, of Montrose, died at 10 p.m. Monday
(July 9, 2001) at the Sunbridge Nursing Home in Effingham.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home in
Greenup. Burial will be in Mullen Cemetery, rural Montrose. Visitation will
be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 22, 1913, in Toledo, the daughter of Lona and Janie
Shaefer Starwalt. She married Ivan Kincaid in 1937; he died in 1980.

Surviving are one son, Carl Kincaid of Montrose; two brothers, Rex
Starwalt of Montrose and Delbert Starwalt of Effingham; two sisters,
Shirley Cox of Montrose and Ruby Fortney of Tolono; one grandchild; and
one great-grandchild

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

Joanne Read

SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Joanne Read, age 62, of Snellville, Georgia, passed
away Monday, July 9, 2001 at her residence.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001 at Taber
Funeral Home, Oakland with Father Paul Skelton officiating. Burial will be
in the Gwinn Cemetery, north of Oakland. There will be no visitation.
Taber Funeral Home, Oakland, in charge of arrangements.

Joanne was born August 20, 1938 at Buffalo, New York the daughter of
Joseph and Ann Johnson Dunn. She married Mike Read of Oakland on
November 25, 1967 in Buffalo, N. Y.

She is survived by her mother of Buffalo, her husband of Snellville, Ga.;
one daughter, Mrs. Jaime (Ann) Torres of Tampa, Florida and one
granddaughter, Micaela. Also surviving are two brothers, Joe and Chris
Dunn of Buffalo and two sisters, Sarah Anderson of Buffalo and Margaret
Hutchison of Ottumwa, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to Gwinn Cemetery, Taber Funeral Home,
Oakland, Illinois, 61943
WILLIAM S. REASOR

CHARLESTON - William S. "Bill" Reasor, age 62, of Granger, Indiana
and formerly of Charleston, passed away at Munson Medical Center in
Traverse City, Michigan on Tuesday, July 10, 2001. Services celebrating
his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the First
Presbyterian Church, 311 Seventh Street in Charleston. Reverend Susan
Reichenberg will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from
4:00-8:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts in honor of Bill be
made to the American Heart Association. Memorial gifts may be made at
the visitation or services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330
Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

A complete obituary will follow on Friday.
DOROTHY ROMANO

SULLIVAN - Dorothy Freeman Romano, 78, of Sullivan, died at 6:00 p.m.
on Monday, July 9, 2001, in the Sullivan Health Care Center, Sullivan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Columcille
Catholic Church, Sullivan, with Father John Sohm officiating. Visitation will
be Thursday from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home,
Sullivan, with an 8 p.m. prayer service. Burial will be in the Greenhill
Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials: Lincolnland Hospice, St. Columcille
Catholic Church, Sullivan or Donor's Choice.

Mrs. Romano was born on October 12, 1922, in Bell City, Mo., the
daughter of Logan and Mamie Downs Choate. She retired in 1982, from
the Lehman-Jividen I.G.A. in Sullivan. She was a member of the St.
Columille Catholic Church, Sullivan, and the American Legion Auxiliary
Post #68, Sullivan. She married Sandy Freeman on December 3, 1938, in
Jackson, MO, he preceded her in death on November 11, 1973. She then
married Paul Romano on November 29, 1986, in Arcola and he survives
her.

Other survivors include sons, Larry Freeman and wife Janet of Lafayette,
Barry Freeman and wife Janet of Innsbrook, MO., step-daughter, Vicki
Schroeder and husband Chuck of Estes Park, CO., granddaughter, Terri
Via and husband Darin of Beltsville, MD., step-grandchildren, Mary Jo Hall
and husband Pete of Waverly, Iowa, Michael Junis and wife Jean of Iowa
City, Iowa, Martin Junis and wife Deborah of Mackinaw, IL, Mitchell Junis
and wife Margie of Bloomington; sister, Dotsie Kent and husband Norman
of Bradley; three great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; four
step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Marion Stewart

TOLEDO - Marion E. Stewart, 68, of Toledo, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday
(July 10, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The graveside funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Toledo
Cemetery with military rites. No visitation is planned. Barkley Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Toledo, the son of Wesley and Elizabeth
Cornell Stewart. He married Violet Kingery in 1955; she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Corinne Watters of Hot Springs, Ark.,
and Belinda Nidey of Casey; one brother, Daniel Stewart of Mattoon; three
sisters, Cecil Cooper and Anna Mae Stewart, both of Charleston, and Mary
Edith Stuart of Colorado; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Stewart was retired from Farm Service of Toledo. He was a member
of the Cumberland County Sportsmen's Club, an Army veteran of the
Korean War, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans of
Effingham, the Toledo American Legion and the Greenup Veterans of
Foreign Wars.

Max Swan

OAKLAND - C. Max Swan, 87, of Oakland, died at 2:05 p.m. Monday
(July 9, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Taber Funeral Home, Oakland,
with Virgil Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery, Paris.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on
Friday at the funeral home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1913, in rural Newman, the son of Sanford and
Dochia Bell Swan. He married Virginia Marrs in 1981; she survives.

Also surviving are one stepson, Walter Liffick of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; two
stepdaughters, Sherry Boughn of Chesapeake, Va., and Bonnie Sue Greger
of Oakland; six stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mr. Swan had farmed in Edgar County for more than 70 years. He was a
member of the Edgar County Farm Bureau.

Memorials may be made to the Brocton Christian Church.

Ruby Wofford

CASEY - Ruby Ray Wofford, 83, of Casey, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday (July
10, 2001) at Heartland Manor Nursing Center, Casey.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Markwell Funeral Home, Casey, with
the Rev. Steve Green officiating. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born March 8, 1918, in Dover, Tenn., the daughter of James and
Mamie Green Travis. She married Harold Wofford in 1935; he died in
1973.

Surviving are two sons, Nathan Wofford of Casey and Leroy Wofford of
Peoria; two daughters, Mernal Black and Pauline Davidson, both of Casey;
one half brother, J.T. Travis of Detroit; 15 grandchildren; and 22
great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Wofford was a former nurses' aide in Casey nursing homes.

Memorials may be made to Heartland manor Nursing Home.

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