Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Sarah Hanners

HAZEL DELL­Sarah A. Hanners, 77, of Hazel Dell died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 18, 2001) at Heartland Manor Nursing Center.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Markwell Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Monday at the funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Casey, the daughter of Simon Roy and Zella Mae Watters Comer. She married Ralph Hanners in 1942. He died in 1997.

Surviving are one son, Duane Hanners of Hazel Dell; three daughters, Sharon Beck of Mattoon, Shirley Paul of Montrose and Sandra Washburn of Casey; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Mrs. Hanners was a homemaker and previously worked for Ettlebrick shoe factory.

Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice in Charleston.

Thelma Leonard

BEECH GROVE, Ind. ­ Thelma K. Leonard, 91, of Beech Grove, Ind., died Saturday (Aug. 18, 2001.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Little & Sons Funeral Home in Beech Grove, Ind. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thelma Kearney married George Leonard; he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two daughters.

Survivors include two sons, George Robert Leonard and Thomas Wayne Leonard; one daughter, Alta Jane Stogsdill; one sister, Ella Beavers of Mattoon; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was a former employee of St. Paul Hermitage and a member of the Calvary Tabernacle. Memorials may be made to the Leonard Family Cancer Fud, 234 S. Sixth Ave., Beach Grove, Ind. 46107.

Olive J. Sacco

GREENUP ­ Olive J. Sacco, 79, of Greenup, died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 19, 2001) at the Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.

Arrangements are incomplete at Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup.

Linda Underwood

SULLIVAN­Linda J. Stinson Underwood, 58, of Sullivan, formerly of Dalton City, died at 10 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 18, 2001) at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Dolan officiating. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Lake City, the daughter of Floyd S. and Lure T. Phillips Stinson.

Surviving are her mother, Lura of Sullivan; one son, Mike Underwood of Atwood; one daughter, April Suarez of Findlay; three brothers, Dave Stinson of Sullivan, Scott Stinson of Moweaqua and Denny Stinson of Bethany; two sisters, Marsha Silotto of Findlay and Sue Valousky of Tuscola; and three grandchildren.

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

Ms. Underwood was a member of the New Life Tabernacle Church in Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to the family or the New Life Tabernacle Church in Sullivan.

Aug. 18, 2001

Gene Compton

OAKLAND - Carleton E. "Gene" Compton, 69, of Oakland died at 3 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 16, 2001) at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Taber Funeral Home in Oakland with Tony Crouch officiating. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery, in Hume, with military rites by the Oakland VFW Post. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Hartville, Mo., the son of Carleton L. and Barbara Johnson Compton. He married Dixie Whitten in 1963; she died March 9, 2001.

Survivors include his mother of Newman; two sons, Carleton Thomas Compton of Hutsonville and Kenneth Compton of Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Susan M. Compton of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Leo Compton of Mansfield, Mo., and one sister, Alice Pugh of Montezuma, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Compton was a car inspector for B & O Railroad where he had worked for 28 years. He was a member of the Oakland Christian Church, the Evergreen Masonic Lodge of Greenwood, Ind., and the Indiana Scottish Rite. He was also an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Oakland VFW Post 3637.

Memorials may be made to the Oakland Christian Church.

Beverly Gatchell

SOLDOTNA, Alaska - Beverly A. Gatchell, 61, of Soldotna, Alaska, formerly of Olney and Mattoon, died at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2001) at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born, May 25, 1940, in Mattoon, the daughter of Charles and Mary Jane Cline Harriss. She married Dennis Gatchell in 1980; he survives.

Other survivors include, a son, Geoffrey Clark of Soldotna, Alaska; daughters Dawna Ross of Logansport, Ind., and Deanna Woods of Rapid City Mich.; and five grandchildren.

Jonathan Ruffner

YALE - Jonathan Hugh Ruffner, 28, of Yale died at 9:36 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 16, 2001) at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup with Brother Jim Rue officiating. Burial will be in the Hazel Dell Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born Aug. 22, 1972, in Charleston, the son of Jack and Norma Leistner Ruffner.

Survivors include his parents of Yale; a sister, Michelle Ruffner of Yale; and grandfather Robert W. Green of Greenup. 

Aug. 17, 2001

William H. Dowling

CHARLESTON - William H. Dowling, 86, of Charleston, died at 12 a.m. Thursday (August 16, 2001) at Prairie View Health Care, in Charleston.

Private services will be conducted. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Charleston. The Caudill-King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Coles County, IL, a son of William Harvey and Harriett Nott Dowling. He married Martha Thatcher in 1936; she preceded him in death in 1991.

Survivors include two sisters, Robert (Jane) Woodyard of Charleston and Harriett Peters of Ft. Worth, Texas; special niece, Denise Coffey of Charleston; and special nephew, Mark Cobble of Charleston.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Emily.

Mr. Dowling retired as an accountant for Darin and Armstrong Const. Co. after 25 years. He was a member of the Charleston Elks Lodge #623 and Charleston Moose Lodge #1388.

LOLITA LAREAU

DONOVAN, IL - Lolita Lareau, 74, of Donovan, IL, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at Magnolia Wood Health Care.

She was born July 16, 1927, in Donovan, a daughter of Horace Nourie Sr. and Nina Ames. Lolita married Ethelbert Lareau on Feb. 4, 1950, at St. Mary's Church in Beaverville, IL. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1998. Lolita was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, David and Nancy Lareau of Clinton, IL, Rodney and Denise Lareau of Donovan, IL, Daryl and Saundra Lareau of Ladson, S.C., Mitchel and Debra Lareau of Holton, KS, Michael and Jean Lareau of Watseka, IL; daughters and sons-in-law, Karla and Bernie Markley of Watseka, IL, Janice and Reece Honnold of Kansas, IL, Mary Lareau of Watseka, IL and Sheila and Rick Lesage of Donovan, IL; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step grandchildren.

Mrs. Lareau was a homemaker and member of St. Mary's Church in Beaverville, IL. She was a member of a card club and enjoyed making angel food cakes and baking chocolate chip cookies.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 18, 2001) at St. Mary's Church, in Beaverville, IL, with Father Robert Coleman officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today with an 8 p.m. Prayer service at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverville. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Restoration Fund in Beaverville and to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

ELSIE SPENCER

Elsie Blanche Spencer, age 94, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Graveside funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 at the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time Saturday morning at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Elsie was born December 23, 1906, in Johnstown, a daughter of Wall and Alice Greenwood Zike. She married Daniel Phillips in 1923 in Humboldt. He preceded her in death in 1935. She married Wesley Taylor in 1939. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1974. She then married Charles Spencer on October 3, 1980. He also preceded her in death on September 29, 1985. She was also preceded in death by one infant daughter and daughter, Katherine Fairchild; one son, Robert Wayne Taylor; one grandchild, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include son, Donald E. Phillips and wife Elaine of Toledo, daughter, Betty Kilman of Murrieta, California, son, Harley L. Taylor and wife Judy Lee of Wildomar, California; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and fifteen great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Spencer retired from the Brown Shoe Company. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Eagles.

Memorial gifts my be given to National Diabetes Association.

Aug. 16, 2001

Helen Correll

EFFINGHAM - Helen Correll, 75, of Effingham, formerly of Mattoon, died at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at Lynncrest Manor, Effingham.

A private family service will be held at a later date. The Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Witt, the daughter of John and Florence Hoehn Schwartz.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis Correll of LaValle, Wis., Bernard Correll of Geneseo and Leslie Correll of Sigel; three brothers, Leo Schwartz of Montillo, Wis., Walter Schwartz of Irving and Louis Schwartz of Witt; two sisters, Elizabeth Gilmore of Markenson, Wis., and Lorraine Jackson of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Correll retired from the Mattoon garment factory. She was a member of the Mattoon Immaculate Conception Church.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lincoln Land or Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care of Mattoon.

Letha Gibbons

JANESVILLE - Letha L. Gibbons, 85, of Janesville, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo with the Rev. Marvin Oakley officiating. Burial will be in the Janesville Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1915, in Neoga, the daughter of Alfred and Ida Mae (Cooper) Chronic.

Survivors include one son, William Walker of Winfield; one sister, Lela Needham of Chesterfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, seven brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Gibbons was a homemaker and a member of the Janesville Wesleyan Church.

Clara Kibler

MATTOON - Clara Mae Kibler, 87, of Mattoon, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Steve Shepherd officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 14, 1913, in Charleston, the daughter of George Dodley and Jane Golladay Easter.

Survivors include one daughter, Rita J. Turner of Mattoon; two brothers, Holly O. Easter of Charleston and Ralph Easter of Mattoon; one sister, AnnaBelle Thompson of Charleston; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Kibler was preceded in death by three brothers.

EMMA PYGOTT

Emma Luellan Pygott, age 86, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Schilling Funeral Home with Captain Fred Wakefield officiating assisted by Captain Joyce Wakefield. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. this (Thursday) evening.

Emma was born August 22, 1914, in Coles County, the daughter of Charles and Rosie Brown Eaton. She married Dale Vernon Pygott in July 1937 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1974. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Rose Marie Pygott and Irma Luella Pygott and one brother, Roy Eaton.

Survivors include five sons, Carl Pygott and wife Betty, Lee Pygott and wife Kathy, Lloyd Pygott, Don Pygott and wife Connie, and Dean Pygott, all of Mattoon; three daughters, Frances Hale and husband Frank of Mattoon, Lois Potter and husband Larry and Pansy Paul and husband James, all of Casey; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Pygott was a homemaker. She was a member of the Salvation Army. Emma loved to garden and play bingo. She also loved to visit with her friends and the nurses at the Mattoon Health Care Center. Her greatest love was to talk about her children.

Meribeth Smith

PLEASANT HILL - Meribeth Smith, 60, of Pleasant Hill, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at her home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Elder Roger Howell officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born April 15, 1941, in Martinsburg, the daughter of John Leon and Carol (Guthrie) Thomas. She married Terry Smith in 1960; he survives.

Other survivors include her mother of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Gregory T. Smith of Mattoon and James T. Smith of Pittsfield; and four grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Smith was the organist at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home for many years. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Pleasant Hill.

Memorials may be made to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, Pleasant Hill, or Blessing Hospice.

Hazel Trimble

JEWETT - Hazel Trimble, 86, of rural Jewett died at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at Lakeland Healthcare Center, Effingham.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup. Burial will be in Aten Cemetery, Hidalgo. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 22, 1914, in Jasper County, the daughter of Robert and Laura Spesard Reisner. She married Parker Trimble in 1934. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Max Trimble of Frederick, Md., Dale Trimble of LaPlace, La., and Ted Trimble of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Gene Reisner of Jewett; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Trimble was a homemaker.

DELORES

WANNENMACHER

Delores Marie Wannenmacher, age 67, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:45 p.m. an Sunday, August 12, 2001, at her residence.

Memorial services celebrating her life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3322 Moultrie, with Santiago Beltran officiating. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Delores was born August 17, 1933, in Rock Island, a daughter of George and Madeline Hauman Wise. She married Dale Wannenmacher on October 9, 1954.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Wannenmacher of Mattoon; three sons, Brian D. Wannenmacher and wife Tina of Mattoon, Mark A. Wannenmacher of Susanville, California, Joel A. Wannenmacher and wife Carol of Mattoon, Leah Malcome and husband Larry of Neoga, Lisa Poole and husband David of Terrell, Texas, and Beth Wannenmacher of Mattoon; one brother, Robert Wise and wife Coleen of Manassas, Virginia; three sisters, Beverly Christner of Davenport, Iowa, Shirly Moore of Dallas, Texas and Phyliss Sutton of Fort Worth, Texas; ten grandchildren, Ehren Wannenmacher, William Wannenmacher, Nathan Wannenmacher, Austin Malcome, Michelle Malcome, Heather Malcome, Logan Malcome, Megan Malcome, Michael May and Nicholas May.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Wannenmacher was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mattoon congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Memorial gifts may be made to the donor's choice.

Sylvia Warner

TOWER HILL - Sylvia Warner, 95, of Tower Hill, died at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Wayne Arganbright officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born June 9, 1906, in rural Tower Hill, the daughter of John and Leona Belle McKee McGuar. She married Paul D. Warner in 1933; he survives.

Other survivors include one son, Glen R. Warner of Tower Hill; one grandchild; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Mrs. Warner was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Aug.15, 2001

Joan Baugher

SULLIVAN - Joan Baugher, 70, of Sullivan, died at 11:33 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 12, 2001) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. No visitation is planned. McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 26, 1931, in Bethany, the daughter of Howard Marion and Dorothy Evelyn Mathias Moore. She married Charles O. Baugher in 1947; he survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Linda Garrett of Cleburne, Texas, and Charlotte Maxedon of Sullivan; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Baugher was a retired bus driver for the Sullivan school district. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Clara Kibler

MATTOON - Clara Mae Kibler, 87, of Mattoon, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Steve Shepherd officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 14, 1913, in Charleston, the daughter of George Dodley and Jane Golladay Easter.

Survivors include one daughter, Rita J. Turner of Mattoon; two brothers, Holly O. Easter of Charleston and Ralph Easter of Mattoon; one sister, AnnaBelle Thompson of Charleston; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Kibler was preceded in death by three brothers.

JOHN ALBERT LAWYER

FINDLAY - John A. Lawyer, 79, of Findlay, passed on to the Lord at 9:15 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2001, at his home.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2001 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home in Charleston. Funeral services and interment will be private.

John was born April 29, 1922, in Charleston, to Oscar Jackson and Eva Mae Vanesle Lawyer. Survivors include three sons: Ronnie Lawyer and wife Jo of Columbus, MS, John Lawyer and wife Cherie of Gurnee, IL, and Perry Lawyer and wife Jeanie of Windsor, IL; and one daughter: Brenda Burwell and husband Harold of Mattoon, IL. Nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild also survive. He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, an infant son, and an infant grandchild.

John worked as a farm helper, served in the CCC Camp, and was a U.S. Navy "CBee" during World War II. He had also worked at Brown Shoe in Charleston, was a truck driver, carpenter, and barbered for over thirty-five years in Mattoon.

John was a member of First Christian Church in Mattoon, the V.F.W., and the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1600 Wabash, Mattoon, IL 61938 LOWELL RITTER

Lowell P. Ritter, age 82, of Sullivan, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Broadway Christian Church with the Reverend Jim Dona officiating. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Thursday morning at the church.

Lowell was born September 29, 1918, in Shelbyville, a son of William "Bill and Maude Hudson Ritter. He married Opal Aleshire on December 18, 1938 in Mattoon.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Ritter of Sullivan; two granddaughters, Patty Coburn and husband Anthony of Sullivan, Chris Schumacher of Sullivan and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda K. Ritter; two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Ritter was a retired grain farmer.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Broadway Christian Church or to St. John's Hospice. Gordon Waxler

OLNEY - Gordon N. Waxler, 73, of Olney, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Olney with the Rev. Louis Youngs officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg. The Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney is in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 30, 1928, in Olney, the son of George Allen and Hazel Nicholas Waxler. He married George Ann Doan in 1948; she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Timothy H. Waxler of Claremont, Daniel A. Waxler of Albion and Jonathan L. Waxler of Albion; one daughter, Debra A. DeRousse of Charleston; two brothers Glenn Waxler of Haslett, Mich., and Robert Waxler of Olney; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Mr. Waxler was a retired farmer and bus driver for United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Olney, a charter member of the Parkersburg Ruritan Club and served on the county board from 1968 to 1976.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois or First United Methodist Church.

Aug. 14, 2001

Joan Baugher

SULLIVAN - Joan Baugher, 70, of Sullivan died at 11:33 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 12, 2001) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Arrangements are incomplete at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Richard Hines

MATTOON - Richard Winford Hines, 80, of Mattoon, formerly of Humboldt, died at 7:41 a.m. Monday (Aug. 13, 2001), at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, with the Rev. Joe Diener officiating. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home.

He was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Muhlenberg County, Ky., the son of James Richard and Addie Vickrey Hines.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

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

Mr. Hines had owned a gas station, pool hall and H & H Restaurant, all in Humboldt, and made and sold candy. He also worked for the fertilizer business in Humboldt for 29 years.

Florence Phillips

ARTHUR - Florence Beatrice Phillips, 93, of Arthur died at 8:36 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 12, 2001) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Vine Street Christian Church, Arthur, with the Rev. Michael Johnson and Pastor Wray Offermann officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The Shrader Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 7, 1908, in Royal, the daughter of Albert C. and Julia Anna Graves Day. She married Horace L. Phillips in 1930; he died in 1957.

Survivors include twin daughters, Janice A. Daugherty of Arthur and Charlotte Dipper of Decatur; two sisters, Irene Pennell of Arthur and Golda Miller of Seymour, Ind.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Phillips worked at the drug store in Arthur. She was a member and founder of the Arthur Garden Club and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ladies American Legion Auxiliary, Decatur Audubon Society, G.K.E. of Decatur and the Vine Street Christian Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Vine Street Christian Church or donor's choice.

Delores Wannenmacher

MATTOON - Delores M. Wannenmacher, 67, of Mattoon died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 12, 2001) at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

JOHN WHEELER

John Eugene Wheeler, age 87, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating. Burial with full military rites by the V.F.W. Post 4325 will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service time Thursday morning.

John was born February 14, 1914, in Phelps County, Missouri, a son of Frank E. and Lucy Tipton Wheeler. He married M. Gaynell Hubbart on October 5, 1946. She preceded him in death on June 6, 1999. He was also preceded in death by one son, John E. Wheeler Jr., one grandson, Joseph Alan Wheeler, three brothers and seven sisters.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Avis Ann Wheeler of Mattoon, two grandchildren, John Edward Wheeler of Mattoon, Bonnie Renee Wheeler of O'Fallon, Missouri, two great-granddaughters, Karen A. Brewton and Candy Lynn Brewton, both of O'Fallon, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wheeler retired from the State of Illinois Highway Department. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. John was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, European Theater of Operations and North African Theater of Operation Medal, Bronze Star with four extra bronze stars, Three unit citations and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mattoon, V.F.W. Post 4325, Mattoon Moose Lodge, Mattoon American Legion, Mattoon Coin Club, 8th Air Force Historical Society, 15th Air Force Association, 301 Bomb Group Association, 447 Bomb Group Association and was Past Commander of the Humboldt American Legion.

Memorial gifts may be given to the First Baptist Church of Mattoon.

James White

EFFINGHAM - James "Jim" White, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away on August, 8, 2001. His parents, James White and Helen Schafer White, preceded him in death. Jim was an alumnus of the University of Michigan; served in the United States Army; worked for the Internal Revenue Service; and was a commodities investor. He is survived by aunts and uncles: Kathryn Schafer Kilman of Mattoon, Illinois; Lenore and Otto Reuther of Effingham, Illinois; Grace White of Terre Haute, Indiana; and seven cousins. Burial will be August 18, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. in Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to the American Heart Association.

Betty Lou Balasi-Wiley

MATTOON - Betty Lou Balasi-Wiley, age 73, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:33 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2001 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2001 at the First Alliance Church, 1321 Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, with Reverend John Crutcher officiating. Interment will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon.

Born Betty Lou Briggs on June 14, 1928 in Mattoon, Illinois, she was the daughter of Robert and Genevieve King Biggs. Betty grew up in Mattoon attending local schools and graduating from Mattoon Senior High School in 1946 where she was a cheerleader, ROTC Ball queen and the Sweetheart of M.H.S. during her senior year, 1946. Betty began dancing lessons at age 6 and was selected to perform with the "Boulevardeers" on the stage of Chicago's Stevenson Hotel during the summer while still in high school. After high school Betty joined the Merriel Abbott Dancers at the Palmer House in Chicago, performing with many of the top vaudeville stage and screen stars of the day. Her dancing career ended when she turned down a part in the original road show of "Oklahoma" to marry a Chicagoan, Alfred Balasi, on Oct. 22, 1948 in Mattoon, Illinois. Her husband, an employee of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, was posted to Europe in 1954 with Betty and their two sons. The family served several tours in Austria, Germany and Greece. Betty returned with her two sons to Mattoon after her husband's death on May 7, 1962 in Athens, Greece. She was employed by her brother at Fred Biggs Electric until 1969 before going to work at Eastern Illinois University in the Financial Aid Department. She transferred to the Speech Communications Department where she was department secretary until she retired in 1998 after twenty-nine years at Eastern. While employed at Eastern she attended classes part time, attaining sophomore status. She married R. Glen Wiley, a Professor of Speech Communications at E.I.U., on November 25, 1989 at Mattoon. During her life Betty was an active volunteer. She served on her high school newspaper, as a Candy Striper hospital aid, a Cub Scout den mother, a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Mattoon First Alliance Church and its choir and the Chimer's Chapter of Sweet Adeline's in Charleston.

Betty is survived by her husband. Also surviving are her children, Mark Balasi, his wife Barbara and their children Maria and Geoffrey of Crystal Lake, Illinois and Marine Corps Lt. Col. Victor Balasi and his wife Christine of Sportslyvania, Virginia. A sister, Vanneta Myers and her husband Lawrence of Mattoon, a stepson, John Wiley and his wife Gina of Charleston, a stepdaughter, Frances Goh and her husband Herman of Clearwater, Florida, also survive her. Her brother, Fred Biggs, preceded her in death.

Betty's life was dedicated to friends and family. All who knew her were touched by her unbounded energy, zest for life, giving nature, incredible range of talents and ability to accomplish more than should have been possible in any single day. She way a devout Christian who lived the teachings of Jesus Christ every day. She was very much loved by all whose lives she touched, and she left this world a much better place. Betty will be tremendously missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Alliance Church of Mattoon, IL or Lincolnland Hospice, Charleston, IL

August 13, 2001

Betty Balasi-Wiley

MATTOON - Betty Balasi-Wiley, 73, of Mattoon, died at 8:33 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 11, 2001) at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Pauline Dick

HAMMOND - Pauline Poole Dick, 97, of Hammond, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday (Aug. 10, 2001) at the Arthur Home.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hammond United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hammond Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

She was born June 9, 1904, in Lintner, the daughter of John and Eleanor Condin Poole. She married Earl L. Dick in 1929. He died in 1958.

Surviving are one son, Sam Dick of Hammond; one daughter, Carol Myers of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Don Poole of Fort Myers, Fla.; and nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Dick was a retired teacher and a member of the Hammond United Methodist Church, the Friendship Circle and 16 High Club.

Memorials may be made to the Hammond United Methodist Church

Stephen Grafton

KANSAS - Stephen Elmer Grafton, 52, of rural Kansas, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 11, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kansas Christian Church with the Rev. Stacy Landry officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Young America Cemetery in Hume. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kansas Christian Church. Sutton & Son Funeral Home in Paris is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born April 18, 1949, in Paris, the son of Marvin G. and Nell McGirvin Grafton. He married Shirley Ann Hawkins in 1972. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Megan Kristeen Grafton of Normal and Marle Ann Grafton at home; his step-mother, Helen Grafton of Kansas; and one sister, Donna Pinnell of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Grafton was a farmer and member of the Kansas Christian Church and Kansas American Legion Coral Hall Post 539. He served in the National Guard with the 1545 Transportation Company of Paris.

Memorials may be made to the Kansas Christian Church

James McGaughey

VILLA GROVE - James Alex (Jake) McGaughey, 15, of Villa Grove, died at 12:58 p.m. Friday (Aug. 10, 2001) at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Villa Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Tennyson officiating. Burial will be in Villa Grove Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church. Joines Funeral Home in Villa Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Aug. 15, 1985, in Urbana, the son of James Albert and Kathy Krenz McGaughey.

Surviving are his parents of Villa grove; one sister, Carrie Kiser of Villa Grove; one brother, Seth McGaughey of Villa Grove; paternal grandmother, Winnie McGaughey of Quincy; and maternal grandparents, Dr. Robert and Marilyn Krenz of Mendota.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather.

Mr. McGaughey was a sophomore at Villa Grove High School where he played football for two years.

Memorials may be made to the Villa Grove Athletic Booster Club.

Bruce Pelton

CHARLESTON - Bruce D. Pelton, 57, of Charleston, died at 8:25 p.m. Friday (Aug. 10, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Dr. Mark Prevo officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1943 in Charleston, the son of James and Beatrice Roberts Pelton.

Surviving are two children; three brothers, Jimmy Pelton of Louisville, Ky., Rob Pelton of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Kirk Pelton of Charleston; and one sister, Debbie Craig of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Pelton attended the First Christian Church and was a member of the Elks, Moose, Eagles, and VFW Paul McVey Post 1592, all of Charleston.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Paul McVey Post 1592 in Charleston.

BEVERLY RADLOFF

Beverly June "Bev" Radloff, age 66, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:40 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2001, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. John's Lutheran Church with the Reverend Bruce D. Osborne officiating, assisted by the Reverend Delton L. Nack. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. this (Monday) evening at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Bev was born August 29, 1934, in Windsor, a daughter of Roy and Louise Schenck Griffin. She married Glen J. Radloff on December 4, 1953.

Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years, Glen Radloff of Mattoon; two sons, Ronald Radloff and wife Mary Lu of Raleigh, North Carolina and Joe Radloff and wife Lori of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Robin Farkas of Mattoon; one brother, Donald Griffin and wife Lil of Mattoon; two sisters, Jean Lowry and husband Harold "Sonny" of Paris and Helen Heinrich of Mayville, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Justin Radloff, Ronnie Radloff, Sydney Radloff, Jennifer Farkas, Robert Farkas and Gabrielle Farkas.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Glenda Nicolopulos, an infant son, Robert Radloff, her parents and two brothers, Ray Griffin and Everett Griffin.

Mrs. Radloff was employed with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for many years and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church. Bev's hobbies included enjoying and watching her grandchildren grow, attending sporting events and walking endless miles with her husband, Glen. When her children were younger she volunteered countless hours in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the local school P.T.A.s.

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

August 11, 2001

Bernice Bolin

SULLIVAN - Bernice E. Bolin, age 81, of Sullivan, died at 9:21 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, conducted by Rev. Dr. David Leslie. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials suggested to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

She was born September 20, 1919, in Moultrie County, the daughter of John and Blanche Ballard Taylor. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Sullivan.

Survivors include a son, Richard E. Bolin of North Carolina; daughters, Donna Shafer, Arlene Fraker and Darlene Moody all of Sullivan; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

David Hawker

MATTOON ­ David D. Hawker, 44, of Mattoon, formerly of Pana, died at 11:38 a.m. Friday (Aug. 10, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born April 25, 1957, in Pana, the son of Charles Orville and Helen Warren Wagner Hawker.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Helen and Harry Dean of Pana; three brothers, Charles Wagner of Pana, and Curtis Dean and David Dean, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; one sister, Nancy Wagner of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Hawker was a counselor at CEAD Council in Charleston. He previously worked at Kemmerer Village and Precision Industries. He was a 15-year member of N.A., and was a Marine Corps veteran.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

George Kearns

ATWOOD - George A. Kearns, 77, of Atwood, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 9, 2001) at the Aspen Ridge Care Center, Decatur.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, with the Rev. Ron Linder officiating. Burial will be in Cartwright Cemetery near Tuscola. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Murdock, the son of Walter Syrus and Goldie Humphrey Kearns. He married Marjorie A. Burtner in 1949; she survives.

Other survivors include six sons, Wesley and Clyde Kearns of Tuscola, David Kearns of Decatur, Terry Kearns, Lawrence Kearns of Tampa, Fla., and Danny Mapel of Tuscola; one daughter, Jerrie Greer of Decatur; one sister, Wanetta Coleman of Arthur; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Kearns was a retired truck driver and member of the Tuscola Church of Nazarene. He was an Army veteran.

Memorials may be made to the Tuscola Church of the Nazarene.

Irene Kuiper

MATTOON - Irene Kuiper, 94, of Mattoon, died Friday morning (Aug. 10, 2001) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Kuiper Funeral Chapel in Highland Park, Ind., with the Rev. Jeff Newton officiating. Burial will be in Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Ind. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

She was born Aug. 18, 1906, in Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Blanche Pletta Vander Linden. She married Sidney Kuiper in 1926; he died in 1975.

Survivors include one son, Bob Kuiper of Lowell, Ind.; three daughters, Alice DeYot of Apopka, Fla., Virginia Smith Maloney of Mattoon and Patricia DiPaola of Black Jack, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son.

Mrs. Kuiper was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mattoon.

Mary Zellers

MARTINSVILLE - Mary Letha Zellers, 89, of Martinsville, died at 1 a.m. Friday (Aug. 10, 2001) at the Burnside Nursing Home in Marshall.

The funeral for both Mary and Verle Zellers will be 11 a.m. today at the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. David Clark officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born Oct. 5, 1911, in Clark County, the daughter of Everett and Clara (Frances) Baird. She married Verle Zellers in 1929; he died Aug. 7, 2001.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Zellers of Martinsville; one daughter, Betty Wallace of Winter Garden, Fla.; one sister, Beulah Millis of Martinsville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, four sisters and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Zellers was a farm wife.

Memorials may be made to donor's choice.

Aug. 10, 2001

Josephine C. Howard

MATTOON - Josephine C. Howard, age 78, of Mattoon, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at 3:10 p.m.

Graveside services for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2001 at the Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, Illinois with Rev. Joe Diener officiating. There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Howard was born February 10, 1923, to Roy B. and Mabel (Stevens) Miller. She married Robert L. Howard on January 18, 1947. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2000.

Josephine is survived by her children, Sharon Ray and husband Michael of Mattoon, Sandy Finney of Charleston, Jack Howard and wife Rose of Pekin and Bobby Howard and wife Donna of Mattoon; one brother, Jack Miller of Peoria; and one sister, Irma Evans of Mattoon, survive her. She leaves 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Her parents and 3 brothers preceded her in death.

The family would like to give special thanks to Susan Shoot and all of the Lincoln Land Nurses, to Janice Carpenter and all of the hospice nurses, to Pastor Joe Diener, and to Greg Jerdan of the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Rather than flowers the family would like memorial donations made to Lincoln Land Hospice.

Roscoe Hudson

SULLIVAN - Roscoe J. Hudson, 70, of Sullivan, died at 11:54 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Burial will be in the Moultrie County Memorial Park near Bethany. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born April 18, 1931, in Trenton, Tenn., a son of Albert N. and Iba Love Watson Hudson. He married Georgia Webb in 1949; she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Ron Hudson of Decatur; one daughter, Beverly Burgett of Dalton City; four brothers, Wallace of Paris, Tenn., Jim and Jerry, both of Blytheville, Ark., and Cletus of Mt. Home, Ark.; one sister, Bonnie Kamler of Scott City, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Hudson retired as a construction worker and laborer foreman. He was a member of the Armorel Baptist Church in Armorel, Ark., and the International Brotherhood Labors of America Local 703.

Memorials may be made to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Verle Zellers

MARTINSVILLE - Verle Zellers, 93, of Martinsville, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001) in the Burnside Nursing Home, Martinsville.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville.

He was born Dec. 25, 1907, in rural Annapolis, the son of Edward and Mertie (Bishop) Zellers. He married Mary Letha Baird in 1929; she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jerry Zellers of Martinsville; one daughter, Betty Wallace of Winter Garden, Fla.; one sister, Mary Wyman of Robinson; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, four sisters and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Zellers was a retired farmer.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Aug. 9, 2001

Anita Blackwell

COWDEN - Anita Dawn Blackwell, 25, of Cowden, died at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m today at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Moore's Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Ark. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Ark. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Jacksonville, Ark.

She was born Oct. 2, 1975, in Jacksonville, Ark., the daughter of David R. and Katherine Hicks Jones. She married Jeremy Glenn Blackwell in 1993; he survives.

Other survivors include her parents of Cabot, Ark.; two daughters, Ashli Renee Blackwell and Brittany Marie Blackwell, both at home; one brother, Michael Jones of Grand Forks, N.D.; and one sister, Carolyn Volz of North Little Rock, Ark.

Mrs. Blackwell worked at Fedders Corporation in Effingham. She was a member of the Boilermakers Union1058 of Effingham.

Memorials may be made to the Ashli and Brittany Blackwell Education Fund.

Jerry Brown

NEOGA, IL - Jerry L. Brown, 65, of rural Neoga, formerly of Champaign, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2001, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, IL.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, IL, with the Rev. Ron Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2001, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.

He was born September 27, 1935, in Urbana, IL, a son of Jesse and Lillian (Scott) Brown. He married Norma (Bishop) Schreiber on October 24, 1960, in Danville, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Brown of rural Neoga, IL; stepsons, Craig Sawyer and wife Nancy of Champaign, IL, Stephen Schreiber and wife Christine of St. Paul, Minn.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Larry (Betsy) Burgess of Windsor, IL; mother, Mrs. Lillian Conley of Urbana, IL; sisters, Mrs. Ruby Shepherd of Urbana, IL and Mrs. Edith Farmer of Thomasboro, IL; half brothers, Michael McClain of Tuscola, IL, David Conley of Urbana, IL, Jerome Conley of Rantoul, IL; a half sister, Amber Conley of Urbana, IL; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, one sister, one great-grandson.

Mr. Brown was a truck driver for Champaign Builders Supply and retired from R.C. Distributing Company in Mattoon, IL. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Teamster's Union Local #26 - Champaign, IL, the Neoga American Legion and Neoga Car Club, both in Neoga, IL.

John Calhoun

BETHANY - John W. "Bud" Calhoun, 66, of Bethany died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 7, 2001) in his residence.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan, with Pastor Paul McGhghy officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, and at the church one hour before services. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany with military graveside services conducted by Bethany American Legion Post #507. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Lutheran Church or the Moultrie County Beacon for Justin Parrish.

Bud was born November 15, 1934 in Decatur the son of Orville Eugene and Sylvia Ellen Wilson Calhoun. He had been a conductor for the Wabash and Norfolk and Western Railroads in Decatur, retiring in 1992, was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan, United Transportation Union # 678, and a U.S. Army veteran. He married Alice V. Campe on March 3, 1954 in Altamont.

Surviving are his wife, Alice of Bethany; sons, Rick Calhoun and his wife Diana of Bethany, Monte Calhoun and his wife Teresa of Decatur; daughters, Teri Parrish of Mattoon, Donna Gerber and her husband Jon of Flower Mound, Texas, Leann Becker and her husband Todd of Divernon; brother, Orville Calhoun of Kankakee; sisters, Harriet Wharton of Altamont Mary Ellen Ross of Calument City, Patsy Thompson of Decatur, Sheila Ann Cole of Metropolis, fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one great-granddaughter.

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