Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Tim Austin

OCONEE ­ Tim R. Austin, 42, of Oconee, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday (July 20, 2001) at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses, Shelbyville Congregation, in Tower Hill, with Curtis L. Crosby officiating.

He was born Jan. 15, 1959, in Mattoon, the son of James and Ann (nee Jackson) Austin. He married Kathryn Townsend in 1994. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Lance Austin of Oconee; one daughter, Danielle Winklejohn of Champaign; one step-daughter, Christina Clausman of Terre Haute, Ind.; his father, James Austin of Bradenton, Fla.; his mother, Ann Jackson of Mattoon; stepfather, Bill Murphy of Sullivan; three brothers, Richard Spear of Arizona, James Austin, Jr. of Bradenton, Fla., and Danny Murphy of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Vicki Dault of Las Vegas, Nev., Cheryl Click and Susan Worstell, both of Mattoon; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Mr. Austin was a plumber pipe-fitter for All Tri-R Inc., of Pana, for 20 years.

STEPHEN C. BRANDT, SR.

CHARLESTON, IL­Stephen C. Brandt, Sr., age 70 of rural Lerna, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2001 at his home. Visitation will be this evening (Monday) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Services celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) with Pastor Ray Finney officiating. Visitation and Services will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Interment, with Military Rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of Charleston, will be held in Lindsey Cemetery, east of Oilfield, Illinois.

Steve was born February 10, 1931 in Kansas, Illinois the son of Cecil and Ella (Hite) Brandt. He married Vera Ruth Warner in Marshall, Illinois on May 6, 1966.

Survivors include his wife Ruth; four sons, Stephen Brandt, Jr. and his wife Brenda and Tony Warner, all of Westfield, Illinois, Terry Brandt and his wife Donna of Columbia City, Indiana and Todd Coleman and his wife JoLee of Effingham, Illinois; three daughters, Sharon VanNess and her husband Ron and Shella Fite, all of Mattoon, Illinois and Stephanie Schrock and her husband Lewis of Lerna; sixteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Layton Brandt and his wife Gloria of Houston, Texas; and one sister, Everdine Ballard of Charleston. He was preceded by his parents; one son, George Brandt; two brothers, Jim Brandt and Warren Brandt; and one sister, Mary Stooksbury.

Steve was a member of the Salisbury Church. He retired from Service Equipment Company of Mattoon as a Truck Driver. A Military Veteran, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Many of his friends and fellow drivers will remember him as a "coffee regular" at Gill's Restaurant in Mattoon. His hobbies were reading, watching NASCAR events on television and rebuilding and repairing bicycles for his grandchildren. His family will warmly remember him as a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Memorials in honor of Steve may be made to his family. Memorial gifts may be made at the visitation or services, or mailed to Adam Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Rita Canull

TUSCOLA ­ Rita Louise Canull, 52, of Tuscola, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday (July 21, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Tuscola. Burial will be in the Tuscola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

She was born July 17, 1949, in Tuscola, the daughter of Kenneth and Charlotte Winsor Donnals. She married Rick Canull in 1994. He survives.

Also surviving are her mother, Charlotte Winsor of Mattoon; six sons, Robert Edwards of Sesser, Terry Edwards, Bobby Edwards and Josh Edwards, all of Tuscola, Mike Edwards of Vero Beach, Fla., and Kenny Donnals of Sparta; three daughters, Teresa White and Tracy Edwards, both of Vero Beach, Fla. and Tela Edwards of Mount Pulaski; four brothers, Larry Donnals of Mount Carmel, Gene Donnals of Tuscola, Kenneth Donnals of Salis, Calif., and Pat Donnals of Casey; two sisters, Betty White of Mount Pulaski and Verlita Gabbard of Tuscola; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers.

Mrs. Canull was a member of the Tuscola Church of Nazarene. She worked as a housekeeper at the Tuscola Super 8 Motel for 13 years. Memorials can be made to Lincolnland Hospice Unit.

Catherina Crepps

MATTOON ­ Catherina A. Crepps, 93, of Mattoon, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday (July 22, 2001) at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Gary Crow

MARTINSVILLE ­ Gary Crow, 52, of Martinsville, died at 6:23 p.m. Friday (July 20, 2001) at Douglas Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mattoon.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenwell Funeral Home with the Rev. George Nika officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 28, 1949, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Boyd and Lois Jane Neidigh Crow.

Surviving are two nieces, Carry Evland of Paris and Tracy Hausman of Newport News, Va.

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

Memorials may be made to the Spectrum Fund, Carle Foundation, in Urbana.

James R. Fairchild

MATTOON­James R. (Jim) Fairchild, 74, lost his life at home while battling cancer at 2:20 p.m., 21 July 2001.

Jim was born June 17, 1927 in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, to Roberto W. and Sarah M. (Freele) Fairchild. He married Katherine E.L. Phillips on August 31, 1948.

Jim graduated from Mattoon High School on June 1, 1945. He enlisted in the Navy on May 23, 1945 and was released to the Navy Reserves on June 24, 1946. He listed in the Army on May 28, 1948, and retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-3) on July 31, 1967. He served in the Philippines during World War II, in Korea during the Korean War, in Germany during the Cold War, and in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Jim worked at General Electric from 1967 to 1983.

Jim was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, father, and two brothers, John and William (Bill). He is survived by his sons: Michael and his wife Marilyn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Clifford and his wife Pam of Mattoon; and Jeffrey and his wife Lori of Geneva, IL. His grandchildren: Blake and Lauren of Mattoon; and Grant and Mackenzie of Geneva, IL. He is also survived by his sisters: Katherine Jones of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin and Jane Strotman of Annapolis, Maryland.

Visitation will be at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at the funeral home. Interment with military rites will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

ROBERT JONES

Robert L. "Bob" Jones, age 74, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the Memorial Medical Cancer Center in Springfield.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the St. John's Lutheran Church with the Reverend Bruce D. Osborne officiating, assisted by the Reverend Delton L. Nack. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Schilling Funeral Home. Private family graveside services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Belleville, Illinois.

Bob was born September 4, 1926, in East St. Louis, a son of James A. and Annie Lee (Lloyd) Jones. He married Arlyne F. Vollmer on November 26, 1949.

Survivors include his wife, Arlyne Jones of Mattoon; two sons, Kevin B. Jones and wife Beth and their sons, Andrew and Kendall, all of Raleigh, North Carolina and Brian K. Jones and wife Gina and their son Garrett, all of Mattoon; one daughter, Kimberly B. Faller and husband Mark and their children Dustin, Melissa and Christopher, all of Springfield; his father, James A. Jones of Mattoon; two brothers, Thomas Jones and wife Catherine of Spokane, Washington and Richard Jones and wife Martha of Fairview Heights; and sister-in-law, Pat Jones of Cahokia.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Norman Jones.

Mr. Jones was retired from Blaw-Knox Construction Equipment in Mattoon. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Elder and Treasurer of the Church. He was also a member of the Men's Club at the Church. Bob was a Navy veteran serving during World War II.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

John G. Woodyard

CHARLESTON - John G. Woodyard, 80, of Charleston, formerly of Ashmore, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Boaz officiating. Interment will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

John was born October 3, 1920 at Rardin, son of Jesse R. and Flora E. Courtney Woodyard. He married Ida May Matlock, November 23, 1946 at Charleston; she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Margie Sue and husband, Max Carpenter, Sr. of Charleston and Jane and husband, Harold Clem of Logansport, IN. Two brothers: Robert L. Woodyard of Charleston and Leonard E. Woodyard of Springfield; three sisters: Gladys Lafferty of Charleston, Mary Hackett of Westfield, and Pauline Wright of Charleston, as well as four grandchildren, one step-grandchild, four great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

John was a retired operating engineer, having worked more than twenty-five years at Charleston Stone Company. He attended the Ashmore Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Kansas American Legion and the Charleston V.F.W. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashmore Presbyterian Church or the American Heart Association. 

July 19, 2001

HAROLD ARBUCKLE

Harold L. Arbuckle, age 70, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:37 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at his home surrounded by his family.

A memorial service celebrating his life will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Mattoon Christian Church with the Reverend Steve Shepherd officiating. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harold was born January 26, 1931, in Tiskilwa, a son of Leslie Dean and Vivian Marie Foster Arbuckle. He married Darlene F. Bugiyne on November 18, 1950.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Arbuckle of Mattoon; one daughter, Cynthia Ingle and husband Robert of Mattoon; one brother, LaVerne Arbuckle and wife Vicky Ann of Sublette; three sisters, Hazel Forbis of Yuma, Ariz., Gloria Anderson and husband Leonard of Amboy and Virginia Welsh of Dixon; two grandsons, Robert Ingle Jr. and wife Laura of Mattoon and Terry Henry and wife Melissa of Urbana, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Sharee Henry, Terry Henry Jr., Alicia Ingle and Charity Ingle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Virgil Leroy Arbuckle and Eugene Wayne Arbuckle.

Mr. Arbuckle served as a general foreman for both Tube Lok and Superior Manufacturing. He was a member of the Mattoon Christian Church, the Eagles Club in Mattoon and was former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland.

Darrell Atkins

MARTINSVILLE - Darrell Atkins, 86, of Martinsville, died at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday (July 18, 2001) in Burnside Nursing Home, Marshall.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Greenwell Funeral Home.

Ella Chaney

EFFINGHAM - Ella Belle Martin Chaney, 78, of Effingham, formerly of Casey, died at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Markwell Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Ivan Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Hazel Dell Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

She was born March 6, 1923, in Rose Hill, the daughter of Eugene Earl Baker and Neva Maude Cullums Baker. She married Roy Martin in 1939; he died in 1953. She married Walter Chaney in 1979; he died in 1984.

Surviving are two sons, Cecil Martin of Casey and Alan Martin of Texas; three daughters, Barbara Tarr of Dietrich, Carol Farrell of Portage and Deborah Pillars of Mt. Vernon; three half brothers, Wayne Martin of Mattoon, Dale Martin of Robinson and Calvin Martin of Lake Forest; two half sisters, Anna Lee Baker of Newton and Mildred Maxine Yockey of Scherville, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Chaney was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cummins United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund or American Cancer Fund.

JAMES FUNKHOUSER

James Arnold Funkhouser Jr., age 74, of San Diego, California, formerly of Neoga, passed away at 3:57 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2001 at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.

Graveside interment services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Dodge Grove Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Buster of the Mattoon Free Methodist Church officiating. Visitation and funeral services will be held in San Diego, California today at the Metropolitan Community Church. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James was born October 31, 1926, in rural Neoga, Illinois, a son of James Arnold and Oma Parker Funkhouser Sr.

Survivors include life partner, Richard H. Vosburgh of San Diego, Calif.; two nieces, Betty Miller and husband Bud and Kay White and husband Steve, all of Mattoon; one nephew, Jim Lockhart and wife Zada of Decatur, Illinois; and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Madonna; and half-brothers, Foster D. "Red" Lockhart and Leo B. Lockhart.

Mr. Funkhouser worked as a medical bacteriologist from 1948 through 1963, sold real estate in the Palo Alto, California area from 1963-1967, resided in Mexico from 1967-1974 and later retired to the San Diego area. He was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church in San Diego and served in the U.S. Army. He will be remembered lovingly through his humorous stories he shared with his family of his extensive world travels.

Beatrice Pelton

CHARLESTON - Beatrice "Bea" Pelton, 77, of Charleston, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday (July 16, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Prevo officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday evening at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

She was born July 26, 1923, in Charleston, the daughter of James E. and Dorothy Cox Roberts. She married James Pelton in 1940; he died in 1996.

Survivors include four sons, Kirk and Bruce Pelton of Charleston, Jimmy Pelton of Louisville, Ky., and Bob Pelton of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one daughter, Debbie Kay Craig of Charleston; 17 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Pelton was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary both of Charleston.

Lenora Ramey

GREENUP - Lenora P. Ramey, 96, of Greenup, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Effingham.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Westlawn Memorial Park Newton. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup.

She was born Aug. 15, 1904, in Rose Hill, the daughter of Bert and Goldie Cummins Nichols. She married Lester Ramey in 1924; he died in 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Corine Howard of Greenup; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Ramey was a homemaker.

Iva Raymond

OAKLAND - Iva Mae Raymond, 74, of Oakland, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at the Arthur Home, Arthur.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Villa Grove Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Sweeney officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Taber Funeral Home, Oakland.

She was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Ware, the daughter of Charles and Edna Hayes Rogers. She married Harold Gilliland in 1945. She later married Earl Raymond in 1965; he died in 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Chuck Gilliland of Arcola and Bob Gilliland of Oakland; one daughter, Jeanne Crites of Rantoul; five stepsons, Kenneth Raymond of Tuscola, Jon Tanzyus of Decatur, Floyd Raymond of Toronto, Paul Raymond of St. Charles and Tom Raymond of Mt. Vernon; one stepdaughter, Mary Alice Dente of Villa Grove; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 21 stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one stepson, one stepgrandchild, three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Raymond was a practical nurse and tended bar at the French Embassy in Arcola for many years.

Memorials may be made to the Arthur Home, Arthur. 

July 18, 2001

David Allison

CLEVELAND - David A. Allison, 38, of Cleveland, formerly of Charleston, died at 9:04 a.m. Saturday (July 14, 2001) in Cleveland.

A graveside memorial service for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Shiloh Cemetery with the Rev. Susan Reichenberg officiating. The Harper-Swickard Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

He was born Nov. 27, 1962, in Claremont, N.H., the son of Richard E. and Martha Anne Ward Allison.

Survivors include one brother, Tim Allison of N. Collins, N.Y., and one sister, Nancy Rogers of Port Una, Calif.

Mr. Allison was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cleveland.

Myrtle Banning

SHELBYVILLE - Myrtle F. Banning, 90, of Shelbyville, died at 3:25 p.m. Monday (July 16, 2001) in the Shelby Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the Lockart and Sons Funeral home in Shelbyville. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation will be one hour before the service today at the funeral home.

She was born June 3, 1911, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Orlie Leroy and Josephine Shumbarger Hill. She married Lee Banning in 1966; he died in 1996.

Survivors include one stepson, James Banning of Carpentersville; one stepdaughter, Maryann Eddy of Pana; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two daughters.

Ruben Cassiday

TEUTOPOLIS - Ruben Clarence Cassiday, 90, of Teutopolis, formerly of Humboldt, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Lakeland Nursing Center in Effingham.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arcola, with pastors Allen and Alycia Smith officiating. Burial will be in Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1910, in Coles County, the son of Daniel and Martha Ann Pearcy Cassiday. He married Martha Gilbert Frye in 1945; she died in 1979.

Survivors include three daughters, Nadine Parker of Morristown, Tenn., Sharon Lee of Marysville, Wash., and Carol Ann Beauchamp of Glasgow, Ky.; two stepsons, Lloyd Frye of Chicago and Robert Frye of Chillicothe; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Carter of Jacksonville, N.C., and Sharon Bentley of Warner Robins, Ga.; one brother, Albert Cassiday of Mattoon; and one sister, Nancy Farris of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by four brother, three sisters and one grandson.

Mr. Cassiday worked at Humboldt and Dorans grain elevators for many years.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Funkhouser

SAN DIEGO - James A. Funkhouser, Jr., 74, of San Diego, formerly of Neoga, died at 3:57 a.m. Friday (July 13, 2001) at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Mary L. Kensil

SHELBYVILLE, Illinois - Mary L. Kensil, 84, of Shelbyville, died at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Rev. Cathy Minor officiating. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity in Shelby County.

Mrs. Kensil was born on August 2, 1916 in Windsor, the daughter of Amon Lawrence and Myrtle Estella Blue Ross. She was a 1934 graduate of Windsor High School and was a cook at Olivewood Health Care Center for ten years and later cooked for the Rotary and Lions Clubs all of Shelbyville. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church near Shelbyville where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She married Dexter J. "Judd" Kensil on January 18, 1948 in Fayette County. He died on March 3, 1971.

Surviving are her son, Dave Kensil and wife Patti of Shelbyville; daughter, Susie Kensil and companion Chip Reider of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Mary Jo Adams and husband Greg, James R. Killam, Jr., Michael D. Killam and wife Daphne, Carissa Brownback and Andrea Brownback; great-grandchildren, Casaundra Killam, Caitlyn Killam, Megan Fox and Ethan Cole Brownback and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Bob, Ronald and Gerald Ross; and two sisters, Thelma Gannaway and Evelyn Mousseau.

Beatrice Pelton

CHARLESTON - Beatrice "Bea" Pelton, 77, of Charleston, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday (July 16, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Prevo officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

She was born July 26, 1923, in Charleston, the daughter of James E. and Dorothy Cox Roberts. She married James Pelton in 1940; he died in 1996.

Survivors include four sons, Kirk and Bruce Pelton of Charleston, Jimmy Pelton of Louisville, Ky., and Bob Pelton of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one daughter, Debbie Kay Craig of Charleston; 17 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Pelton was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary both of Charleston.

Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or donor's choice.

Dora Schrock

ARTHUR - Dora E. Beachy Schrock, 78, of Arthur, died at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at her residence in rural Arthur.

The funeral will be 9 a.m. Thursday at the family residence, rural route 1 Box 191, Arthur, with Bishop David E. Schrock officiating. Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery, rural Arthur. Visitation will be anytime prior to the service at the family residence. The Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola is in charge of he arrangements.

She was born Jan. 19, 1923, in Arthur, the daughter of Eli D. and Cora E. Yoder Beachy. She married Jonas M. Schrock in 1949; he died in 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Velvon J. and Mikel R. Schrock both of Arthur; three daughters, Oma J. Schrock of Arcola, Lela J. Otto of Sullivan and Loretta J. Schrock of Arthur; two brothers, Ervin E. Beachy of Arthur and Rufus Beachy of Staunton, Va.; one foster sister, Katie Graber of Arthur; and 12 grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one grandchild.

Mrs. Schrock was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish.

VERNON SMITH

Vernon E. Smith, age 90, of Cooks Mills, passed away at 11:18 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Henry Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Cooks Mills, with military rites by the V.F.W. Post 4325. Visitation will be held from noon until service time on Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.

Vernon was born February 9, 1911, in Coles County, a son of Henry C. and Estella Cameron Smith. He married Florence Elizabeth Bartimus on November 17, 1934.

Survivors include his wife, Florence E. Smith of Cooks Mills; one son, Randall E. Smith and wife Karla of Cooks Mills; one daughter, Marjorie Towle and husband Don of Cooks Mills; two brothers, Delmar J. Smith and Robert D. Smith and wife Eleanor, all of Cooks Mills; four grandchildren, Stacey L. Bunyard and husband Keith of Cooks Mills, Tami Jennings and husband Troy of Mattoon, Todd A. Smith of Cooks Mills and Douglas A. Towle of Mattoon; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Anthony L. Smith; one infant daughter, Peggy J. Smith; and two brothers, Charles Smith and Harvey Smith.

Mr. Smith was employed with Century Broom, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, the V.F.W. Post 4325 and served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1944-1946 for which he received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Campaign Stars.

Paul Stewart

WITT - Paul C. Stewart, 81, of Witt, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday (July 12, 2001) at the Hillsboro Hospital.

A service will be conducted at a later date. The Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Homes, Nokomis, is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born March 19, 1920, in Charleston, the son of John W. and Hannah Monroe Talbot Stewart officiating. He married Mary Lee Durston in 1946; she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Robert C. Stewart of St. Louis, Joseph M. Stewart of Dupo and David J. Stewart of Atlantic City, N.J.; one brother, Myrtle F. Orr of Hobe Sound, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

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

Mr. Stewart was a high school teacher and coach in Dupo. He was a member of the Dupo Congregational Church, the American Legion 485, Witt Lions Club, Disabled American Veterans, Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association and National Retired Teachers Association. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran.

HERBERT WATERS

ARTHUR, ILLINOIS - Herbert Berleu Waters, 82, of Arthur, died at 12:50 AM Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 19, 2001 at the Arthur United Methodist Church, 128 E. Illinois, Arthur, with Rev. James Elder officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday (today) at Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur.

Mr. Waters was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Bourbon, Illinois, a son of William and Anna Cambridge Waters. He married Dorothy Oye in Arthur on Oct. 18, 1941. She survives.

Besides his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by one son, Larry Waters and his wife Eileen of Mahomet; 2 grandchildren, Hans Waters and his wife Kaye of Thompson Station, Tennessee; Heidi Waters of Norcross, Georgia; 2 great grandchildren, Alena and Dante Waters of Thompson Station, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Waters, and his parents. He was the last surviving child of nine, being the baby of the family.

Mr. Waters graduated from Arthur High School where he lettered in basketball, football, and track. He worked at Progress Industries in Arthur for 34 years where he was a welder and later a foreman of the hose reel department and test house. He was a member of the 25+ Club. Other memberships include a life member of the Mattoon VFW Post; 50-year member of the Arthur American Legion Post #479 where he served as past legion commander and district commander; Mattoon Moose and Eagles Club; and 40 and 8 Club. He was a 50-year member of the Arthur United Methodist Church where he had served as Sunday School superintendent.

He was a former Little League coach, a former IHSA basketball official, and served as a volunteer fireman for the Arthur Fire Department.

Mr. Waters was an army veteran of World War II, having served in the Aleutian Islands (Attu, Shimya, and Amchitka).

Memorials are suggested to the Arthur United Methodist or the Arthur EMT Association. 

July 17, 2001

Iola Adams

HAVANA - Iola Sarver Adams, 80, of Havana, Ill., formerly of Charleston, died at 1:13 a.m. Sunday (July 15, 2001) in the Mason County District Hospital.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hurley Funeral Home in Havana. Burial will be in Havana Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born July 22, 1920, in Herrick, the daughter of Albert S. and Hazel Musser Sarver Kirkendoll, and the stepdaughter of Charles C. Kirkendoll. She married Marvin Adams in 1945; he died in 1996.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Adams of Havana; one stepbrother, Ken Kirkendoll of Charleston; three stepsisters, Mary, Lavonne and Maxine, all of southern Illinois; and one grandchild.

Mrs. Adams owned and operated Discount Sales Matanza Beach. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Relay For Life, Mason County Chapter.

Waneta Catey

GREENUP - Waneta Sedgwick Catey, 88, of Greenup, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday (July 16, 2001) at the Cumberland Nursing Center in Greenup.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup, with the Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 16, 1913, in Greenup, the daughter of Ernest and Mildred Brown Sedgwick. She married William H. Catey in 1939; he died in 1995.

Surviving is one sister, Marjorie Wylde of Greenup.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Mrs. Catey had taught school in rural areas and later at the University of Washington at Bellingham, Illinois State University at Normal and Casey-Westfield, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the P. Lamda Theta, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Sigma Phi, IEA and NEA. She was also a member of the Liberty Hill Home Extension, and the Historical and Genealogical Society.

Memorials may be made to the Greenup Ambulance Service.

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.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup, with the Rev. Marvin Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, rural Greenup, with full military rites conducted by the Cumberland County Veterans. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with Masonic rites at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was born April 15, 1916, in Cumberland County, the son of Lewis Wesley and Ida Mae Brownfield Cutright. He married Irene M. Kemper in 1945; she died in 1992. He married Willa Mae "Peg" Shook in 1996; she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Phil Cutright of Hazel Dell and Jim Cutright of Sheboygan, Wis.; two daughters, Patricia Judson and Becky Rue, both of Greenup; one stepson, Paul Shook of Charleston; one stepdaughter, Judy Ayers of Phoenix; three sisters, Norma Kemper and Betty Higgs, both of Greenup, and Nina Nanforth of Anderson, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Cutright was a World War II Army veteran and a retired steam fitter for Local Union 149. He was a member of the Casey Masonic Lodge 442 and the Greenup VFW 4598.

Memorials may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Alfred Morgan

MATTOON - Alfred B. Morgan, 91, of Mattoon, died at 5:25 a.m. Monday (July 16, 2001) at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

A private family graveside memorial service will be conducted at Long Point Cemetery, east of Neoga, at a later date. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 10, 1909, in Cumberland County, the son of Jessie and Emma Blair Morgan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace. He married Alma Carpenter O'Dell in 1975; she died in 1995.

Surviving are four stepsons, Joseph, George, Howard and Chuck O'Dell, all of Mattoon; two sisters, Edith Curtis of Mattoon and Freda Gardner of Cinncinnati; Jimmy Hawkins of Mattoon, who was raised by Mr. Morgan; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Morgan had worked as a mechanic and served as a lay minister for several nursing homes in the Coles County area.

Memorials may be made to the Mattoon Food Pantry.

Robert E. Morrison

SIGEL, Ill. - Robert E. Morrison, 80, of rural Sigel, Illinois, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Monday (July 16, 2001) at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital. Effingham, Ill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at the Grace United Methodist Church, in Neoga, Ill., with the Rev. Lana J. Robyne of Windsor, Ill., officiating. Burial will be in Coon's Cemetery in Shelby County, Ill. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, in Neoga, and one hour before the service Wednesday at the Church.

He was born Aug. 25, 1920 in Pana, Ill., a son of William A. and Stella (Pierpont) Morrison. He married Betty June Fried on August 21, 1943 in Assumption, Ill. She preceded him in death on February 3, 1995.

Survivors include a son, Garry Morrison and wife Mary of rural Sigel, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Karen Skatoff of Reston, Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Bill (Helen) Valentine of Panama City, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Morrison was a retired farmer and also a D.H.I.A. milk tester, for 28 years, Effingham County, Ill. He attended the Grace United Methodist Church of Neoga, Ill. and the Shelby County Farm Bureau.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Assoc.

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. today 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 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; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Hazel Crosby of Mattoon.

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, IL - Carl Rhoades, age 66 of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2001 at his home. Visitation for Carl will be this evening (Tuesday) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive. Graveside services, with Military Rites, celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) 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.

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; five great-grandchildren; his mother, Viola Rhoades of Sardinia; and his dog, Carly. He was preceded 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 

July 16, 2001

David Allison

CLEVELAND, OHIO ­ David A. Allison, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Charleston, died at 9:04 a.m. Saturday (July 14, 2001) in Cleveland.

Arrangements are pending at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home in Charleston.

MICHAEL BEZRUKI

Michael Bezruki, age 81, of Charleston, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2001 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Father Jeff Grant celebrating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at the Church. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael was born September 7, 1919, in Stanislau, Poland, the son of Josef and Maria Bezruki. He married Vera Piatenko on November 10, 1945, in Munich, Germany.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Bezruki of Charleston; one daughter, Lydia Marien and husband Richard of Kansas City, Missouri; three sons, Eugene Bezruki of Charleston, Don Bezruki and wife Peggy of Madison, Wisconsin and Chris Bezruki and wife Ann of Champaign; seven grandchildren, Jenny Marien of Boston, Massachusetts, Jessica Marien of Washington, D.C., Amanda Malhouf and husband James of Marshfield, Wisconsin, Anna Bezruki of Madison, Wisconsin, Steffanie Bezruki, Michael Bezruki and Christopher Svendsen, all of Champaign; one great-grandson, James Caven Malhouf and one great-granddaughter, Isabella Malhouf, both of Marshfield, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters.

Mr. Bezruki came to the United States in 1949 with his young family. Michael was employed with Moore Business Forms in Charleston, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 40, 4th Degree and the Charleston Elks. He especially enjoyed and loved his grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

CHARLES BOYER

Charles David "Chuck" Boyer, age 49, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2001 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Jim Dona officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Chuck was born August 31, 1951, in Charleston, a son of Charles F. and M. Ruth Throneburg Boyer. He married Georgia S. Turner on October 8, 1971.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Boyer of Mattoon; one son, Michael W. Boyer of Mattoon; one daughter, Tine M. Butler and husband Chris of Mattoon; his mother, Ruth Boyer of Mattoon; six brothers, Bill E. Boyer and wife Doris of Oakland, Jack R. Boyer and wife Verna of Kimberling, Mo., Bob J. Boyer and wife Ruth Ann of Paris, Jerry W. Boyer and wife Marge of Windsor, Ted F. Boyer and wife Lilly of Mattoon and Terry D. Boyer and wife Carol of Mattoon; one brother-in-law, Jim Turner and wife Brenda of Mattoon; four grandchildren, Kristen L. R. Boyer, Aaron T. Butler, Christopher D. Butler and Dallas M. Boyer, all of Mattoon.

He was preceded in death by his father and one infant brother, Jimmy Boyer.

Mr. Boyer was employed with Burger King and the former Calderwood (Vesuvius) in Charleston. He was a member of the Christian Church in Kansas and the Eagles Club in Mattoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family. 

George Carrow

ROBINSON ­ George Edward Carrow, 91, of Robinson died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday (July 14, 2001) at Crawford Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson with the Rev. James E. Barnett officiating. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

He was born March 1, 1910, in Hazel Hurst, Pa., the son of Charles Francis and Clara Malfair Carrow. He married Eugenia "Jean" Suain in 1940. She survives.

Also surviving are one son Thomas G. Carrow of Elizabeth, Colo.; one daughter, Sallie Cougill of Charleston; three sisters, Louise Flickinger of Hazel Hurst, Pa., Evelyn Carrow of Kane, Pa., and Bernadette Carrow of Florida; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Carrow was a retired pumper and roustabout for Getty Oil Co. and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Robinson.

Faith Crandall

CASEY ­ Faith Finney Crandall, 88, of Hillsboro, formerly of Casey, died at 3:03 a.m. Sunday (July 15, 2001) at Hillsboro Health Center.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Greenwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cumberland Cemetery in Casey. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 22, 1912, in Bellair, the daughter of Oral and Elsie May Cramer Finney. She married Fred Crandell in 1934. He died in 1999.

Surviving are three granddaughters, Lisa Huddlestun of Greenup, Lori Scimio of O'Fallon and Leslie Boston of Hillsboro; one daughter-in-law, Sue Houpt of Casey; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son.

Mrs. Crandall was a retired teacher and member of the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Clark County Illinois Retired Teachers Association.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in memory of her son Larry Crandall.


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