Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Marguerite Clark

RANCHO BERNARDO, Calif. - Martha Marguerite DeVore Clark, 88, of
Rancho Bernado, Calif., formerly of Mattoon, died June 30, 2001, at the
home of her daughter, with whom she had been living, in Rancho
Bernardo, Calif.

The Rosary and Mass of Resurrection was held at Immaculate Heart of
Mary Catholic Church in Ramona, Calif. Burial was in Ascension Cemetery
in Lake Forest. The Bonham Bros. and Lee Mortuary were in charge of the
arrangements.

She was born Sept. 3, 1912, in Mattoon, the daughter of George and
Sophia Doepel DeVore. She married Harry D. Clark; he died in 1994.

Surviving are one son, James C. Clark of Mission Viejo, Calif.; two
daughters, Jane Clark of San Diego and Lynn Visnack of Ramona, Calif.;
and two grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons and one grandchild.

Mrs. Clark worked for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Co. in Mattoon. She
was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the
Daughters of Isabella.

Memorials may be made to the Richard A. Visnack Golf Classic in
Ramona, Calif., a memorial set up in the name of her deceased grandchild,
proceeds from which go to Ramona, Calif., high school graduating students
to help continued education costs.

Mae Deames

GLENVIEW - Mae Dona Deames, 100, of Glenview, formerly of Brocton,
died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday (July 8, 2001) at Glenview Terrace.

A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Payne Cemetery north of
Brocton with Virgil Haynes officiating. No visitation is planned. Taber
Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 16, 1901, in Brocton, the daughter of Eugene Paul
and Anna Eliza Estes Deames.

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

Miss Deames began teaching in 1920. She taught in Brocton, Chillicothe
and Winnetka. She was a former member of the Brocton United Methodist
Church.

Ernest Denny

GREENUP - Ernest Denny, 91, of Greenup, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday
(July 7, 2001) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, 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. Wednesday 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 grandchilden; 21
great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

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

MARTHA POWERS

Martha E. Powers, age 86, of Charleston, passed away at 7:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 8, 2001, at the Hilltop Convalescent Center.

Graveside services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Jim Dona officiating.
The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha was born July 14, 1915, in Fargo, North Dakota, a daughter of Lee
and Ethel Smith Turner. She married Edward H. "Bud" Powers on
November 17, 1940. He passed away on June 25, 2000.

Survivors include one niece, Lynne Coker and husband Glen M. of Canton,
Mich.; two great-nephews, Kenneth Coker of Westland, Mich., and Craig
Coker of Plymouth, Mich.; one great-niece, Kristen Elliott and husband
Carlos of Canton, Mich.; one great-great niece, Daisha Elliott of Canton,
Mich.; one sister-in-law, Betty Turner of Canton, Mich.; and one cousin,
Donna Warmoth of Charleston.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Turner and one
sister, Mary Endsley.

Mrs. Powers taught elementary school in the Charleston and Lovington
areas. She then worked as a bookkeeper for thirty-five years for the Kent
Lumber Company. After retiring, Martha and her husband Bud owned and
operated the Redstone Kennel in rural Charleston for many years.

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

OAKLAND - Max Swan, 87, of Oakland, died Monday at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Taber Funeral Home.

Robert White

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Robert Finis White, 79, of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
formerly of the Mattoon and Charleston area, died Tuesday (July 3, 2001)
at Woodside Hospice House.

The National Cremation Society of Clearwater, Fla., was in charge of the
arrangements.

He was born in Moulton, Ala.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen of Austin, Texas, and Christopher of
Pinellas Park, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Kathleen of Severna Park, Md.,
Jennifer of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Josephine of San Jose, Calif.; one
brother, Frank of Orlando, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Mr. White was an instructor of English at Emory and Cornell University,
and a professor for 24 years at Eastern Illinois University, where he was
also chair of the English Department.

July 9, 2001

LOIS BARKER

Lois M. Barker, age 83, of Mattoon, Illinois, went to be with her Lord at
9:36 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001 at her home.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday
at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Henry Graham officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cooks Mills. Visitation
will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Lois was born April 23, 1918 in Cooks Mills, a daughter of Lossie and
Margaret Williams Janes.

Survivors include a son, Charles Armantrout of Mattoon; three grandsons,
Michael Brabec of Urbana, Jeffery Armantrout of O'Fallon and Mark
Armantrout of Chicago; one stepson, David Barker of Springfield; two
stepdaughters, Janice Lang of Reserve, New Mexico and Joanna Kolff Van
Oosterwyk of Princeton, Texas; three sisters, Cora Dodd and Wilma
Newlin, both of Mattoon and Frances White of Kansas; several step
grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and
many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two husbands,
Dr. Lowell Newlin and Lewis Barker.

Lois was a member of the Mt. Zion General Baptist Church, northwest of
Mattoon. She was a homemaker and worked in Dr. Newlin's office.

It was her request that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to a
charity of the donor's choice.

May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be in everyone's life. God Bless All.

Earl Brannin

ATWOOD ­ Earl L. Brannin, 66, of Atwood died at 5:21 p.m. Saturday
(July 7, 2001), at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilligoss Shrader
Funeral Home, Atwood, with the Rev. Mitch Flesch officiating. Burial will
be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home.

He was born March 2, 1935, in Danville, the son of Floyd and Mildred
Smith Brannin. He married Christine Hogue in 1956; she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Randy Lee Brannin of Shreveport, La.,
and Ronney Wayne Brannin of Humboldt; two daughters, Cathy Dallyn
Bragg of Arcola and Patricia Ann Brannin of Decatur; eight grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Brannin was a former trucking company dock worker in Chicago and a
park superintendent for the City of Arthur.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Jack Bruner

MATTOON ­ Jack L. Bruner, 78, of Mattoon died at 7:45 a.m.
Wednesday (July 6, 2001), at Mattoon Health Care Center.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception
Church with the Rev. Herman Niebrugge officiating. Burial will be in
Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon.

He was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Mattoon, the son of George and Mary Foley
Bruner. He married Wanda L. Taylor in 1942; she died in 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Michael J. Bruner of Bonita Springs, Fla., and
John D. Bruner of Shiloh; one sister, Sister Regina Marie Bruner of St.
Catherine's, Ky.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and special
friend Marsha Jennings of Mattoon.

He was also preceded in death by one brother.

Mr. Bruner was a conductor with the Illinois Central Railroad from 1942
until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Immaculate
Conception church and served in World War II.

Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church in
Mattoon.

L. E. "Gene" Chaplin

ROCKVILLE, Ind. ­ L. E. "Gene" Chaplin, 84, of Rockville, Ind., formerly
of Mattoon, died Friday (July 6, 2001), in West Central Community
Hospital at Clinton, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at11 a.m. today, in the Dodge Grove
Cemetery in Mattoon. The Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville, Ind., is in
charge of the arrangements.

He was born Aug. 10, 1916, in Mattoon, the son of Charles and Harriet
Allen Chaplin.

Survivors include two sons, Gene Chaplin of Rochelle and Jack Chaplin of
Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Angel Brawner of Dickinson, Texas; one
sister, La Vance Montoyne of Springfield; three grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Mr. Chaplin was a retired railroad conductor having worked for the NYC
Railroad for 42 years and was a musician. He was a member of the
Musician's Union of Indianapolis, Ind., Rotary Club in Charleston,
Plainfield, Ind., Elk's Club, and had served 13 years as the vice general
chairman for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon Living Bible Memorial Plan.

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.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.

CHRISTINE MERCER GATES

CHRISMAN ­ Christine Mercer Gates, 95, of Chrisman, formerly of
Charleston and Springfield, went to rest in the arms of her Lord and
Saviour, at 7:10 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2001 at Pleasant Meadows Christian
Village in Chrisman.

Services celebrating her journey into glory will be held at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at Central Christian Church with ministers,
Kenneth Bass and John McArthur officiating. Interment will follow in
Grandview Cemetery, rural Edgar County. Visitation will be from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2001 at the Caudill-King Funeral Home, 1117
Jackson, Charleston.

Christine was born June 30, 1906 in Cumberland County, daughter of
William A. and Stella Parker Mercer. She married William S. Gates,
August, 1956; he preceded her into Heaven in 1966. Survivors include two
step-sons: William B. Gates of Pana, IL and Richard L. Gates of Kenesaw,
GA. Also surviving are nieces and nephews: Mrs. Mary Hudson of
Charleston, Edward Roberts and Charles Roberts both of Mattoon, Arthur
Roberts of Charleston, Mrs. Esther Reeley of Rogue River, OR, Paul
Mercer of Hindsboro, Mrs. Virginia Webster of Paris, Mrs. Stella Brazzell
of Oakland, Charlotte Simons of Wichita, KS and Rex Mercer of St. Louis,
MO. Several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by three brothers: Carl, Arthur, and Raymond
Mercer and one sister: Irene Roberts, one step-son, and one
step-great-granddaughter.

Christine graduated from Paris High School and the Junior College course
of study at Eastern Illinois State Teachers' College. She completed graduate
work at Indiana State University. She taught in several rural schools in
Illinois for twenty years, and in Christian Elementary School in Springfield
for thirteen years. She attended Central Christian Church while living in
Charleston, and was currently a member of the Chrisman Christian Church,

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church in
Charleston or the Chrisman Christian Church.

Lillian Griffin

SHELBYVILLE ­ Lillian L. Griffin, 83, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at
2:45 PM Sunday, July 8, 2001 in St. Vincent's Memorial Hospital in
Taylorville, IL.

Mrs. Griffin was born Aug. 24, 1917 in Shelby, Co. the daughter of
Lawrence and Edith Crook Foor.

She was a prominent business women in the Shelbyville and Mattoon, IL,
areas. She owned and operated Griffin's Restaurant in Shelbyville and the
Airport Steakhouse and Farmer's Store both in Mattoon. She was a
member of Royal Neighbors.

She married Wendell Griffin in 1938 and he passed away in 1970.

Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Davis and husband Jack of Cantrall, IL;
grandchildren: Jill Nessler and husband Fred, Heather Schenck and husband
Charles, Jack Davis, Rachel and Georgia Griffin; six great-grandchildren;
one sister, Helma Koslofski of Decatur, IL; brothers, Irvin Foor of Decatur,
Jess Foor of Paris, IL; sister-in-law, Betty Martin and husband Don of
Tower Hill, IL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wendell L. Griffin; parents;
son, Jim Griffin in 1998; two sisters, Delilah Tynan and Lenore Shuff and
one brother, Rudy Foor.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday July 10, 2001 in the
Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from
11:00 AM until service time on Tuesday. Burial will be in Glenwood
Cemetery.

MARTIN HOMANN

Martin Daniel Homann, age 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:45 a.m.
Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at
the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Dorans with the Reverend Scott Kozisek
officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will
be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Schilling Funeral
Home.

Martin was born January 22, 1911 in Humboldt Township in Coles
County, a son of G. Herman and Kate Hesse Homann. He married Sylvia
A. Mueller on February 9, 1941. She passed away on February 10, 1986.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Raymond Homann, five
brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice Johnson of Charleston; one brother,
Otto Homann of Terre Haute, Ind.; one sister-in-law, Meta Homann of
Centralia; two grandchildren, Lisa Auten and Tony Johnson and wife Patty,
all of Charleston; three great-grandchildren, Megan Auten, Dylan Johnson
and Deanna Johnson, all of Charleston.

Mr. Homann was a farmer all his life from which he retired in 1976. He
was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Layman's
League, the Men's Club and the Coles County Farm Bureau.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Organ
Fund, American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

TERESE PATTERSON

Terese Jane Patterson, age 92, of Mattoon, formerly of Chicago, passed
away at 10:24 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Convalescent Care Center
in Mattoon.

Memorial services celebrating her life will be held at a later date. The
Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Terese was born May 2, 1909 in Chicago, a daughter of John and Augusta
Thompson. She married Marvin DeSallon Patterson on December 22,
1941. He passed away on June 27, 1990. She was also preceded in death
by four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one daughter, Marjane "Pat" Vaught and husband James
of Mattoon; five grandsons, Gary Filipiak and wife Susan of Denver, Co.,
Ken Filipiak and wife Barbara of Collinsville, Mark Filipiak and wife Kara
of Charlotte, N.C., Dr. James Filipiak and wife Sarah of Mattoon,
stepgrandson, Shelby Vaught of Houston, Texas; and three
great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Patterson was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for a stockyard
and also was a broker for a Real Estate Agency that she and her husband
co-owned and operated. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over
forty years and also enjoyed her memberships in the Eagles Club and
Senior Citizens. She was an avid bingo and card player and enjoyed playing
with her dogs and taking long walks. However, her first love was watching
her grandchildren grow.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Coles County Humane Association or
Senior Citizens in Mattoon.

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 7, 2001

John Gee

MATTOON - John Edward Gee, 89, of Arcola, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday
(July 6, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church in Arcola with Father Chris Brey officiating. Burial will
follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Pesotum. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday with a wake service at 7:45 p.m. at the Edwards Funeral Home in
Arcola.

Gee was born on Nov. 29, 1911, in Arcola. He was the son of Charles A.
and Dosy M. Munson Gee. He married Irene Kleiss in 1930; she preceded
him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Hausmann of Prescott, Ariz.; one son,
William Gee of Grass Valley, Calif.; one brother, Fred Gee of Murray, Ky.;
six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Gee was a member of the St. John the Baptist Church. He was a building
contractor for over 40 years.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Church in Arcola.

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

July 6, 2001

JAMES ABBOTT

James Harmon "Jim" Abbott, age 81, of Mattoon, passed away at 9:50 a.m.
Thursday, July 5, 2001, at his home.

Graveside services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday
at the Jonathan Creek Township Cemetery, east of Sullivan on the Cadwell
Road, with the Reverend Henry Graham officiating. Visitation will be held
from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Jim was born November 20, 1919 in Sullivan, a son of Ethel Harmon
"Red" Abbott and Esther Clayton Abbott. He married Norma Lee Cullen in
1945. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons and three daughters, Jamey Lee Lindenau of
St. Paul, Minn., Constance E. Abbott of Minneapolis, Minn., Frank Eddie
Abbott of Mattoon, Marilyn Fik of Chicago, Andrew James Abbott of
Minneapolis, Minn., and Larry Mitchell Harschbarger of Hendersonville,
Tenn.; three brothers, Oliver Abbott of Effingham, Cecil Abbott of
Mattoon and John Abbott of Salt Lake City, Utah; ten grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren and special relatives, Paul and Cindy Abbott of rural
Neoga.

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

Jim retired from Eastern Illinois University Janitorial Services in 1983. He
served fourteen years in the United States Air Force including throughout
World War II. He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge and the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4325. He also enjoyed his memberships in
the Mattoon Eagles Club and the Charleston Sportsmen's Club. Jim loved
hunting, fishing, trapshooting and horse racing but was known for his
musicianship. He was an accomplished guitar player who loved Country
and Western music and played and promoted it throughout Central Illinois.
He was also recognized as a skilled restorer of stringed instruments.

Neva Higgins

MATTOON, IL - Mrs. Neva M. Higgins, 87, of Mattoon, Illinois, formerly
of Neoga, Illinois, died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2001 at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, Ill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001 at the Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home, Neoga, Ill., with the Rev. John Crutcher of Mattoon, Ill.,
officiating. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery, Neoga, Ill.
Visitation will be one hour before the service at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral
Home, Neoga, Ill.

She was born June 17, 1914, in Cumberland County, Ill., a daughter of
Charles M. and Lyda (Davis) Jackson. She married Clement D. Higgins on
July 3, 1944 in Neoga, Illinois; he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1982.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Lois Gaskins of Neoga, Ill.; a niece, Mrs.
Cheryl Adam of Sullivan, Ill.; two nephews John Jackson of Neoga, Ill.,
and Dan Jackson of Toledo, Ill.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Warren Jackson; one half sister,
Mrs. Irene Dial; and one nephew.

Mrs. Higgins was a housewife and had retired from the Brown Shoe
Factory of Mattoon, Ill. She was a member of the First Alliance Church of
Mattoon.

Memorials may be made to the First Alliance Church, 1312 Broadway
Ave., Mattoon, Ill. 61938

Elmer McReynolds

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio - Elmer Loren McReynolds, 90, of Massillon and
Canton, OH, died July 3, 2001, at Sunbridge Care Center, Circleville, OH.
He was born in Fulton, MO, and graduated from Missouri School of Mines
in 1934. He worked for Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., Morse Chain Co.,
Sharon Steel Co. and retired in 1976 after 32 years with the Union Drawn
Division of Republic Steel. He served in the metallurgical and sales
departments.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Louise Morgan
McReynolds. He is survived by a son Loren Edwin McReynolds,
Chillicothe, OH; daughters Jane Ann Kennedy, Tallahassee, FL; and Nancy
Elizabeth Schuneman, Tacoma, WA; two grandsons and three
great-grandchildren.

Burial will be held in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, IL at the
convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Pickaway, Co., 600, N. Pickaway St., Circleville, OH 43113.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haller Funeral Home.

Teresa L. Moschenrose

Teresa L. Moschenrose, 40, of Mattoon, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July
5, 2001, at the St. Louis University Medical Center, due to complication
from liver failure. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 2:00
p.m. Tuesday, at the Epperson Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Phillip
Moschenrose and Rev. Van Frownfelter officiating. Burial will be in Dodge
Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home.

She was born Oct. 31, 1960, in Charleston, IL. She was the daughter of
Louis and Betty (Willis) Parker. She married Mike Moschenrose March 8,
1996, in Mattoon. She is survived by her husband and mother; two sons,
Louis Edwards and his wife Mary Beth, Tommy Murdock; one daughter,
Sunday Moschenrose; one stepson, Travis Moschenrose and his wife
Brandy; two brothers, Tom Parker and his wife Brenda, John Parker; one
grandson, Wyatt Krikie all of Mattoon; and one grandchild that is on the
way. She was preceded in death by her father.

Teresa was a very outgoing person, she was also a talented singer. She will
always be remembered by the love that she showed for her family and
friends. She was a member of the Mattoon Eagles Women's Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice.

Lyle Robbins

MATTOON - Lyle E. Robbins, 87, of Mattoon, died at 6:03 a.m.
Thursday (July 5, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Drummond
Cemetery, rural Neoga, with the Rev. Jim Dona officiating. Visitation will
be 9 to 10 a.m. at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

He was born March 15, 1914, in Seymour, the son of Robert and Eva Cox
Robbins. He married Berdina Eveland in 1972; she survives.

Also surviving are two stepsons, Richard and Donald Nichols; one
stepdaughter, Barbara Johnson of Kentucky; four sisters, Marjorie Peters
of Champaign, Maxine Ruwe of St. Joseph, Dorothy Burr of Savoy and
Mildred Davis of Muskegon, Mich.; and one half sister, Roberta Blaichner
of Findlay, Ohio.

Mr. Robbins was retired from the Mattoon Park District and a volunteer
worker for CCAR in Charleston. He was a member of the Broadway
Christian Church.

Edwin Robison

Edwin "Ed" Leland Robison, age 59, of Decatur, MI, passed away Wed.,
July 4, 2001 at home. Ed was born June 28, 1942, in Mattoon, IL, the son
of Marvin and Goldie (Hite) Robison. He married Loretta Eggers March
21, 1967 in Charleston, IL, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter,
Robin (John) Renfro of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; a son, Don (Sophie)
Robison, U.S. Air Force, Hurlburt Field A.F.B., FL; three grandsons,
Justin, Joshua and Christian; two granddaughters, Jenny and Crissy; two
brothers, James (Linda) Robison of Chesterfield, VA, Fred (Patty) Robison
of Neoga, IL; a special little friend, Kelli Ruff of Decatur, MI; two uncles
Dean Hite and Glenn Hite both of Mattoon, IL; and an aunt, Mildred Hite
of Mattoon, IL. He was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Jr.; mother,
Goldie Hite Roark; father, Marvin Robison; and stepfather, Don Roark.

Friends may call after 12 noon Sun. in the Newell Funeral Home, Decatur,
MI, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Heflin
officiating. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. (IL, time) Mon. in Dodge
Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, IL.

Robert Sanner Jr.

BETHANY - Robert L. Sanner, Jr., 85, of Bethany, died on July 4, 2001,
at 8:20 a.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the McMullin-Young
Funeral Home, Bethany, with the Rev. Charles Witte officiating. Visitation
will be Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial with military
rites will be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials:
Christian Church, Bethany or the Historical Society of Shelby County.

Mr. Sanner was born on October 21, 1915, in Shelby County, the son of
Robert L. and Jennie B. Shipman Sanner Sr. He was in the Army-Air
Corps during WW II, and a retired farmer, member of the Christian Church
of Bethany, Historical Society of Shelby County, Shelby County Drainage
District Commissioner. He married Fay Marie Elliott on April 1, 1950, in
Bethany and she survives.

Also surviving is a daughter, Kay Ann Jones and husband William L. of
Slidell, LA.; grandchildren, Margaret Ann and Daniel William Jones of
Slidell, LA; brothers, Daniel D. Sanner and Austin R. Sanner of Bethany;
several nieces and nephews.

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

Geraldine Stierwalt

TOLEDO - Geraldine Stierwalt, 83, of Toledo, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday
(July 3, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo
with the Rev. Marvin Flowers officiating. Burial will be in Toledo
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral
home.

She was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Toledo, the daughter of Gilbert and
Marguerite Keller Redfern. She married Clema Stierwalt in 1938; he died in
1977.

Surviving are three sons, Larry and Randall Stierwalt, both of Toledo, and
Keith Stierwalt of Mattoon; one brother, Richard Redfern of Toledo; one
sister, Lilis Morgan of Toledo; four grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Stierwalt was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister and one
grandchild.

Lucinda Stroud

EFFINGHAM - Lucinda M. Stroud, 84, of Effingham, formerly of
Wheeler, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday (July 4, 2001) at Sunbridge Care
Center, Effingham.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wright Funeral Home,
Dieterich, with the Rev. Cord Bear officiating. Burial will be in Baily
Cemetery in rural Wheeler. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral
home.

She was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Jasper County, the daughter of Perry and
Dora Clagg Bailey. She married Jesse Stroud in 1935; he preceded her in
death.

Surviving are one son, James Stroud of Lerna; one daughter, Betty Pollard
of Salem; one sister, Sybil Hitz of Gilman; 15 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and one
stepgrandchild.

Mrs. Stroud was a retired factory worker, and a member of the Wheeler
Christian Church and Royal Neighbors of America.

Memorials may be made to Hospice or Parkinson's Foundation.

Jerry Yoder

LOVINGTON - Jerry J. Yoder Jr., 46, of rural Lovington, died at 3:35
p.m. Wednesday (July 4, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lewis Yoder residence. Burial
will be in the Otto Cemetery, Arthur. Visitation will be anytime until
services. The McMullin-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 2, 1954, the son of Jerry S. and Alta E. Yoder.

Surviving are three brothers, Edwin Yoder of Arcola, Henry Yoder of
Tuscola and Lewis Yoder of Lovington; and five sisters, Kathryn Yoder of
Lovington, Mary Schrock of Sullivan, Anna Troyer and Elnora Mullet,
both of Sugarcreek, Ohio, and Susan Miller of Arthur.

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

Mr. Yoder was a member of the Old Order Amish.

July 5, 2001

Juanita Blagg

CHARLESTON - Juanita Blagg, 81, of Charleston, died at
7:06 p.m. Tuesday (July 3, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center.

A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the
Hurricane Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Boaz officiating.
Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the
Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Oakland, the daughter of
Clyde and Mable Haddock Blagg.

Surviving are three brothers, John Blagg of Mattoon,
Robert Blagg of Charleston and Joe Blagg of Marshall.

Memorials may be made to Tull House in Charleston.

OMER C. DAILY

ARTHUR, ILLINOIS ­ Omer Clyde Daily, 88 of Arthur,
died at 10:15 PM Monday, July 2, 2001 at the Odd
Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Friday, July 6,
2001 at Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street,
Arcola, with the Reverend Scott Kozisek officiating. Burial
will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cooks Mills.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the
funeral home.

Mr. Daily was born Sept. 6, 1912 in Coles County, a son
of Harry and Irma Ellison Daily.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Karen Daily of Arthur;
and 4 nieces, Alice Deninger and husband Warren of
Decatur, Kay Horn and husband Dan of Mattoon, Lynn
Funck and husband David of Goshen, New York, and
Jean Daily of Mattoon. He was preceded in death by 3
brothers.

Mr. Daily was a retired farmer and a member of the Coles
County Farm Bureau and the Quinn Chapel Methodist
Church.

Ruth Harlow

WOODLAWN - Ruth Pearl Harlow, 90, of Woodlawn,
died at 4 a.m. Tuesday (July 3, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Woodlawn
Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Auxier and the Rev.
Roger Lipe officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon
Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at
the church and after 9 a.m. on Friday. The Hughey
Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born July 15, 1910, in Woodlawn, the daughter of
Earnest W. and Mary Wilson Hails. She married Joseph
Leo Harlow in 1930; he died in 1986.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Gary of Mattoon and
Marie Gilbert of Warren, Mich.; two sisters, Edith
Robinson and Ruby Savage, both of Navarre, Fla.; 16
grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Harlow retired after teaching 30 years in Jefferson
County schools. She was a member of the Woodlawn
Baptist Church, Jefferson County Historical Society and
the Genealogical Society. She and her husband operated
the Mt. Vernon Rescue Mission for many years.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Program at St.
Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital or the Woodlawn Baptist
Church Debt retirement fund.

JOHN LAWHORN

John E. Lawhorn, age 62, of Mattoon, passed away at
11:58 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, at the St. John's Hospital
in Springfield.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the
Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial will follow in
the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from
5:00-8:00 p.m. this (Thursday) evening at the funeral
home.

John was born July 26, 1938 in Mattoon, the son of
Clarence E. and Flossie Hardin Lawhorn. He married
Marleen K. Rapozo on May 2, 1959.

Survivors include his wife, Marleen Lawhorn of Mattoon;
two daughters, Diana L. Lawhorn of Mattoon and
Kimberly K. Thomson and husband David of Charleston;
and one grandson, Hunter W. Thomson of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael, his parents
and two sisters.

Mr. Lawhorn worked for the former U.S.I. (Quantum
Chemicals) in Tuscola, Gulf Central Pipeline and the
Mattoon Moose Lodge, of which he was a member. He
was a U.S. Army veteran.

Memorial gifts may be made to American Heart
Association.

Caroline Miller

ARTHUR - Caroline W. Miller, 75, of rural Arthur, died at
5:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 3, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 9 a.m. Friday at the family residence,
431 N. Douglas County Road 100 E., with Bishop Eli
Schlabach officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery
in rural Arthur. Visitation will be any time prior to the
funeral at the family residence. Edwards Funeral Home in
Arcola is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 27, 1925, in Bourbon Township, the
daughter of William B. and Elsie Kauffman Schrock. She
married Eli William Miller of Arthur; he survives.

Surviving are one son, Levi William Miller of Arthur; one
daughter, Elsie Miller of Arthur; two brothers, Ben W. and
Martin W. Schrock, both of Arthur; two sisters, Katie
Kauffman of Arthur and Lucy Yutzy of Arcola; and seven
grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Wanda Miller

MATTOON - Wanda J. Miller, 76, of Mattoon, died
Tuesday (July 3, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

There will be no services. Adams Funeral Chapel is in
charge of arrangements.

She was born June 18, 1925, in Mattoon, the daughter of
James F. and Olive Ruie (Hamilton) Smith. She married
Harold W. Miller in 1974; he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one brother, James F. Smith Jr. of Windsor,
and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Miller was also preceded in death by two brothers
and two sisters.

Geraldine Stierwalt

TOLEDO - Geraldine Stierwalt, 83, of Toledo, died at 1:25
p.m. Tuesday (July 3, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Barkley Funeral
Home in Toledo with the Rev. Marvin Flowers officiating.
Burial will be in Toledo Cemetery. Visitation will be one
hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Toledo, the daughter of
Gilbert and Marguerite Keller Redfern. She married Clema
Stierwalt in 1938; he died in 1977.

Surviving are three sons, Larry and Randall Stierwalt,
both of Toledo, and Keith Stierwalt of Mattoon; one
brother, Richard Redfern of Toledo; one sister, Lilis
Morgan of Toledo; four grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Stierwalt was preceded in death by four brothers, one
sister and one grandchild.

MERLIN "BLIMP" VAUGHT

Merlin A. "Blimp" Vaught, age 70, of Mattoon, passed
away at 9:08 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the Sarah
Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating his live will begin at 10:30
a.m. Friday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev.
Barbara Short officiating. Burial will follow in the French
Cemetery, rural Allenville. Visitation will be held from
9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday morning at the
funeral home.

He was born October 30, 1930 in Mattoon, a son of Walter
and Grace Washburn Vaught. He married Bernice Strater
Dodd on October 28, 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Vaught of Mattoon;
two daughters, Barbara A. Maples and husband Mark of
Charleston and Elizabeth "B. J." Quast and husband Ed of
rural Lerna; two stepsons, Robert E. Dodd and wife Pam
of Montrose and William H. Dodd and wife Louise of
Allenville; two stepdaughters, Kathy Jo Nichols of
Mattoon and Karen S. Jordan and husband Roger of rural
Neoga; eighteen grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four grandchildren, his
parents and two brothers.

Mr. Vaught was a bricklayer for over forty years and a
member of the Local No. 55 Union Brick Alliance. He was
also a member of the Marshall Avenue Christian Church,
Moose Lodge and the Eagles Club. He especially enjoyed
the outdoor sports of fishing and golfing.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Marshall Avenue
Christian Church Building Fund.

Marjorie Witt

SHELBYVILLE - Marjorie E. Witt, 69, of Shelbyville, died
at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday (July 4, 2001) in Shelbyville
Manor.

A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in
Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with the Rev. David
McHenry officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.

She was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Shelbyville, the daughter
of Walter Roy and Jessie Beatrice Bryson West. She
married Robert Gale Witt in 1950; he died in 1989.

Surviving are three daughters, Julie Anderson of Clinton,
Sheri Jeffers of Shelbyville and Lea Howard of
Champaign; four brothers, Forrest, August, Bill and
Kenneth West, all of Shelbyville; six grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Witt worked in purchasing and later the billing
department at the Shelby Memorial Hospital before
retiring. She was a member of the Cornerstone
Community Fellowship in Shelbyville.

Memorials may be made to the Quad Country Hospice in
Pana or to Cornerstone Community Fellowship,
Shelbyville.

Carlin Wright

MATTOON - Carlin R. Wright, 67, of Mattoon, died at
10:43 p.m. Sunday (July 1, 2001) at his residence.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at the Camp
Butler National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11
a.m. today at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

He was born April 2, 1934, in Vandalia, the son of Curtis
Paul and Frances Lucille Webster Wright. He married
Margaret Lillian Watkins; she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Curtis Wright of Mattoon and
Carlin Wright of Sullivan; one daughter, Ramona Harris of
Cowden; one brother, Carmi "Tex" Wright of Mitchell; 23
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Wright retired from the army after 20 years in the
service; he was a veteran of the Korean conflict and
Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion and
VFW.


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