Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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DAVID HANSON

David Norman Hanson, age 82, of Cottonwood, Arizona,
formerly of Mattoon, passed away August 4, 2001.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted
today, August 9, 2001, at the Mountain View United
Methodist Church in Arizona. Donations in his memory
may be made to the Cottonwood Lions Club, P.O. Box
516, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. All moneys received will
help pay for eyeglasses and examinations for needy
Cottonwood school children who otherwise wouldn't be
able to afford them.

Mr. Hanson is survived by his wife, Marie Hanson of 56
years; a daughter, Joan Hanson Sintov of Arcadia,
California and two grandchildren.

He attended the University of Illinois prior to induction
into the Army in 1941. He was discharged in 1945. Mr.
Hanson retired from a Lumber Company where he was a
house designer and also served as office manager.

While in Illinois, he was a past president of the Mattoon,
Illinois Photographers Club, a past president of the
Association of Commerce, past Master of the Mattoon
Masonic Lodge AF&AM, a past Watchman of Shepherds
of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and a past patron of the
Order of the Eastern Star.

In both Illinois and Arizona, he was an active member of
the Lions Club, which he joined in 1946. He joined the
Cottonwood Lion Club when he and his wife moved to
Arizona in 1985. He was a Life Member and a past
president and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship
Award in 1990. He also served several terms as a director
of the Arizona Lions Eye Bank.

He was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist
Church.

Josephine Howard

MATTOON - Josephine C. Howard, 78, of Mattoon, died
at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral
Home.

Augusten Lepretre

MATTOON - Augusten Louis "Gus" Lepretre, 72, of
Mattoon, formerly of Lincoln, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday,
(Aug. 4, 2001) at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Mattoon
Health Care Center with the Lay Pastor Henry Hoskins
officiating. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.

He was born June 13, 1929, in Roanoke, the son of Emil
and Fernante Lepretre.

Survivors include his many friends at Mattoon Health Care
Center.

Mr. Lepretre was preceded in death by one brother.

James W. (Bud) Singer, Jr.

Mattoon - James W. (Bud) Singer, age 67, of Mattoon,
Illinois passed away at 12:55 p.m. on August 7, 2001 at
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

Visitation will be held at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral
Home in Mattoon on Thursday, August 9, from 3 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate
Conception Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday with Father
Tom Singer, O.M.I officiating. Services will then be held
on Friday in Belleville, Illinois at the Church at the Shrine
of Our Lady of the Snows. Visitation will be from 12-2
p.m. Funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be
at the Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Belleville.

Mr. Singer was born October 3, 1933, in St. Louis,
Missouri, to James Walter, Sr. and Florence McGee
Singer. He married Patricia Ann Frankovic on October 1,
1955 in Cicero. She survives.

Bud leaves six children, James W. Singer III and his wife
Claire of Hamburg, NY; Mary Singer Huffer and husband
Gary of Denver, CO; Nancy Singer Gies and husband
Michael of Oak Park, IL; T.J. Singer and his wife Donna
of Crystal Beach, FL; Patricia Singer Harstfield and
husband Brian of Wildwood, MO; and Christine Singer
Kasman and husband John of St. Louis, MO. He also
leaves one brother, Father Tom Singer of San Antonio,
TX and Rome Italy; and one sister, Mary Jean Hemann of
Fairview Heights, IL. He leaves 16 grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in
death.

Mr. Singer was associated with the First State Bank of
Morrisonville, Illinois and the Mercantile Trust in St.
Louis before coming to the Central National Bank of
Mattoon where he served as President from 1969 until his
retirement in 1992.

He was founder and organizer of Singer and Associates
and after retiring began Singer Farm, where he bred,
trained and raced thoroughbreds.

Mr. Singer was supportive of the community and active in
economic development in Mattoon in the 1970's and 80's.
He was a former board member of the Mattoon Memorial
Hospital and Mattoon Chamber of Commerce. He was also
formerly a member of the Independent Bankers of Illinois,
The American Bankers Association, Mattoon Golf and
Country Club, Rotary, and Elks.

He is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and
is a fourth degree knight in the Knights of Columbus. He
was a member of the Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity at
Loyola University in Chicago.

Mr. Singer served in the United States Army from 1955 to
1957. He was First Lieutenant in the U.S. Infantry.

Bud enjoyed golf, tennis and boating. He was an
equestrian enthusiast and held memberships in the
American Quarter Horse Association and the Illinois
Thoroughbred Association.

Memorials may be made to the Sarah Bush Lincoln
Foundation Cancer Center.

Aug. 8, 2001

RICHARD BRYANT

Richard Edward Bryant, age 85, of Mattoon, formerly of
Inverness, Florida and the Chicago area, passed away at
6:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at the Convalescent
Care Center in Mattoon.

Private family memorial services will be held at a later
date.

Richard was born May 24, 1916, in Mattoon, the son of
Edward Bryant and Christina Heath Bryant. He married
Eva Marie Gordon on June 5, 1935, in Mattoon.

Survivors include his wife, Eva M. Bryant of Mattoon; one
grandson, Michael E. Bryant and wife Candi of Warsaw,
Indiana; one granddaughter, Debra Lee Mizialco and
husband Jeff of Mundelein, Illinois; four
great-grandchildren, Jacob Bryant and Rachel Bryant, both
of Warsaw, Indiana and Kylie Mizialco and Emma
Mizialco, both of Mundelein, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Gene Bryant,
and one sister, Laura Buser.

Mr. Bryant was employed at Willett Trucking Company in
Chicago and was a member of the Teamsters Local 705.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving
during the Japanese Occupation in the Parachute Infantry
511. He was a member of the V.F.W. Posts in Chicago,
Florida and Mattoon. Richard loved to fish and enjoyed
the outdoors as well as having company over to their
homes.

John Calhoun

BETHANY - John W. "Bud" Calhoun, 66, of Bethany,
died at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001) at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at Reed Funeral Home,
Sullivan.

Floy Davis

ARCOLA - Floy E. Davis, 99, of Arcola, IL passed away
at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at Arcola Health Care
Center in Arcola, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday,
August 9, 2001 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main
St., Arcola, IL, Lee Wolf will officiate. Burial will be in
the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to
the funeral at the funeral home.

Floy was born September 19, 1901, in rural Arcola, IL.
She was a daughter of George and Lilly O'Bell (Paine)
Wingler. She married Heratio Hackler on July 5, 1924, in
Charleston. She later married Joseph Davis on August 28,
1949 in Wisconsin. He passed away on December 7, 1959.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth Nolan Hackler and
his wife Patricia of Arcola, IL; two sisters, Mabel Rote of
Footville, WI and Alice Hornbeck of Griggsville, IL; five
grandchildren, Rick Hackler, Cheryl Dill and Brian
Hackler, all of Arcola, Sandra Owens and Pam Johnson,
both of Indianapolis, IN; 10 great-grandchildren,
Courtney, Kellie and Joey Hackler, Blake and Carly Dill,
and Caleb and Jared Hackler, all of Arcola, IL, Nicole
Johnson, Lisa and Laura Owens, all of Indianapolis, IN;
two step great-grandchildren, Whitney and Linze Edwards,
both of Indianapolis, IN.

Floy was preceded in death by her parents; one son,
Laverl; two brothers, Delbert Wingler and Elmer Wingler;
one half brother, Lowell Wingler; one step brother,
Raymond Wingler; one sister, Florence Hunter; one half
sister, Lois McCarthy.

Floy was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ since
1923. She was a homemaker and also worked in
restaurants and various other jobs since she was 15 years
old. Floy enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Memorials may be made to Kemp Church of Christ.

DAVID HANSON

David Norman Hanson, age 82, of Cottonwood, Arizona,
formerly of Mattoon, passed away August 4, 2001.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted
Thursday, August 9, 2001, at the United Methodist Church
in Cottonwood, Arizona. Donations in his memory may be
made to the Cottonwood Lions Club, P.O. Box 516,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326. All moneys received will help pay
for eyeglasses and examinations for needy Cottonwood
school children who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford
them.

Mr. Hanson is survived by his wife, Marie Hanson of 56
years; a daughter, Joan Hanson Sintov of Arcadia,
California and two grandchildren.

He attended the University of Illinois prior to induction
into the Army in 1941. He was discharged in 1945. Mr.
Hanson retired from a Lumber Company where he was a
house designer and also served as office manager.

While in Illinois, he was a past president of the Mattoon,
Illinois Photographers Club, a past president of the
Association of Commerce, past Master of the Mattoon
Masonic Lodge AF&AM, a past Watchman of Shepherds
of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and a past patron of the
Order of the Eastern Star.

In both Illinois and Arizona, he was an active member of
the Lions Club, which he joined in 1946. He joined the
Cottonwood Lion Club when he and his wife moved to
Arizona in 1985. He was a Life Member and a past
president and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship
Award in 1990. He also served several terms as a director
of the Arizona Lions Eye Bank.

He was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist
Church.

Bobby Huddleston

YALE - Bobby D. Huddleston, 71, of Yale, died at 12:45
p.m. Monday (Aug. 6, 2001) at Richland Memorial
Hospital in Olney.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Barkley
Funeral Home in Greenup. Burial will be in Yale Cemetery
with military rites. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at
the funeral home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Point Pleasant, the son of
Theron and Bertha Worden Huddleston. He married Vera
Jones in 1955; she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael Huddleston of
Yale and Edward Huddleston of Oblong; one daughter,
Connie Loehr of Prattville, Ala.; two sisters, Lola Cox of
Casey and Gladys Newlin of Cheyenne, Wyo.; six
grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

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

Mr. Huddleston was a retired shop manager for Yale Farm
Equipment and an Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Evelyn Millsap

ROBINSON - Evelyn L. Millsap, 69, of Robinson,
formerly of Charleston, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday (Aug.
6, 2001) at her home.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Goodwine
Funeral Home in Robinson with Brothers Johnie Adkins
and Joe Griffith officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson
New Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and
until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

She was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Charleston, the daughter of
Clyde Kingery Sr. and Eva Mae Good Kingery. She
married William G. Millsap in 1980; he survives.

Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Beanblossom of
Stanford, Linda Kingery of Mattoon and Brenda
Blessenger of Bicknell; two stepsons, David Millsap of
Danville and Brian Millsap of New York; two brothers,
Clyde Kingery Jr. of rural Robinson and Vic Kingery of
rural Oblong; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren;
two adopted grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Millsap was a homemaker and had served as hostess
at Burger King in Robinson for several years. She was a
member of the Highland Church of Christ.

James Singer

MATTOON - James W. Singer, 67, of Mattoon, died at
12:55 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan
Funeral Home.

Thomas S. Young

MONTICELLO - Thomas S. Young, 81, of Monticello
died at 1:30 p.m. Monday (August 6, 2001) at his
residence.

Services will be 10 am. Friday, August 10, 2001 in St.
Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello, with Fr. Greg
Nelson officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
August 9, 2001 with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. at the
Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Burial will be
in Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials to: St.
Philomena Catholic Church or donors choice.

Mr. Young was born Dec. 27, 1919 at Greencastle, IN.,
son of Thomas C. and Martha Jane Elder Young. He
married the former Mary Kathryn Muell of Cincinnati,
OH., on May 22, 1945, at San Luis Obispo, CA. Mr.
Young served with Naval Intelligence, U. S. Navy, during
World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was a teacher and a
coach at Armstrong High School from 1948 to 1953. He
was a longtime teacher, coach, and administrator at
Monticello High School, retiring in 1982. He was a life
member of the National Education Association, a member
of Piatt County and Illinois Retired Teachers Associations,
a charter inductee of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall
of Fame, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Coach of
the Year, and the Sullivan, IL., High School Alumni Hall
of Fame.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Thomas E. and wife
Cyd of Sandy, Utah; Terry K. and wife Marilyn of
Monticello; Michael F. and wife Colleen of Bondville; five
sisters, Mary Faye Robinson of Sullivan; Mildred Wickline
of Lincoln, Ruth Garrett of Gays; Wilma Startz of
Romeoville; Betty Murphy of Chestnut; one brother,
Kenneth R. Young of Salt Lake City, Utah; three
grandsons and two granddaughters.

Mr. Young was a member of the St. Philomena Catholic
Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, an
infant daughter, Mary Kathleen, two brothers, and one
sister.

Aug. 7, 2001

CAROLYN GOEPFERT ANFINSON

CHARLESTON - Carolyn Goepfert Anfinson, a 61-year
resident of Charleston, died August 2 on a visit in Palos
Hills, Ill. Surviving are her children, Gordon, Alan, and
Carol. A memorial service will be held Monday, August
13 at 11:00 AM at the United Wesley Methodist Church,
Charleston.

Carolyn spent her life giving to others. She was Eastern's
first unofficial foreign student advisor as her husband
Rudy was Dean of Students. She entertained and coached
foreign students in their studies for years. She went to bat
for them when they had academic or financial problems.

For years former students have returned to visit Eastern
and have always stopped in to visit her because of their
appreciation of her kind help. In 1972 she and Rudy
traveled around the world and visited some of their
former students. They were overjoyed at seeing her.

She enjoyed and participated in the arts and was a 57 year
member of Charleston Drama Study Club. She was
concertmistress of Eastern's orchestra for years as she
played first violin. She also taught in the music department
and English department.

Swimming was a passion for her as she was raised on a
lake in S.D. She won many first place medals in the state
senior Olympics. She also won the Skinner prize as the
top Senior athlete in 1997 in the state of Illinois for the
over 80's. Charleston's swimming pool has for years been
host for her daily lap swims. The lifeguards opened the
pool at noon on a rainy day last week and said "Sure Mrs.
Anfinson." Last week a little 5 year old girl at the pool
asked her what she did. She asked the little girl what she
did. The child replied, "I swim to the bottom of the pool."
Carolyn had a remarkable gift of connecting with cats,
dogs and people of all ages.
Jerry Brown

NEOGA - Jerry L. Brown, 65, of rural Neoga, died at 1:45
p.m. Monday (Aug. 6, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home, Neoga.

Edward Creviston

LOVINGTON - Edward Ames Creviston, 80, of
Lovington, died at 4:34 p.m. Sunday August 5, 2001, in
the Arthur Home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8,
2001, in the Church of the Brethern, LaPlace, with Larry
Traxler officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour before service
time at the church. Burial with military rites will be in
LaPlace, Cemetery, LaPlace. Memorials: Church of the
Brethern, LaPlace or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Mr. Creviston was born on February 3, 1921, in Mattoon,
the son of Jess T. and Bertha A. Ames Creviston. He was
in the Air Force during WW II, retired farmer, active
member of the Church of the Brethern, LaPlace, former
member of the Bethany and Lovington School Boards,
singer in the Okaw Four Quartet. He married Doris E.
Turner on January 18, 1942, in LaPlace and she survives.

Surviving are his sons, Steven Creviston and wife Patricia
of Sullivan, Dean Creviston and wife Brenda of
Lovington; daughters, Shirley Krall and husband
Lawrence of Watseka, Nancy Dew and husband Randy of
Muscatine, Iowa; grandchildren, Eric and Sean Creviston,
Travis Myers, Terry Doyle, Douglas, Bobby, Anna, Rachel
Creviston, Jeremy and Janene Krall, Amanda, Katelyn,
Amy Dew; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Brianna
Creviston.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
BEATRICE CUTLER

CASEY, IL - Beatrice Cutler of Casey died at 7:40 a.m. on
Sunday, August 5, 2001 at Birchwood Nursing Home. She
was 97 years old.

Funeral services will be held at the Markwell Funeral
Home, in Casey, on Thursday, August 9 at 11 a.m. with
Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Visitation will be one hour
before the service.

Beatrice was born in Coles County on August 14, 1903,
the daughter of Larb and Mae (Anderson) Wilson. She
married Ralph Cutler on August 26, 1920. He died in 1959.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth (Pat) Cutler and wife
Carol of Clermont, Florida; one daughter, Wilma Gardner
and husband Herman of Casey; three grandchildren,
Sandra Lee and husband Greg, Larry Gardner and wife
Carolyn, and Linda Melton and husband Dale all of Casey;
and one sister, Opal Malcom and one brother, Max Wilson
and wife Louise, of Casey; ten great-grandchildren and 13
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; 3
brothers, Kenneth, Dillard, and Durward; a
daughter-in-law, Peggy (Moody) Cutler; and one
grandson, Steve Cutler.

Mrs. Cutler was a member of the United Methodist Church
of Casey and worked for many years as a nurses aide in
several nursing homes in the area.
Marjorie Rich

VINCENNES - Marjorie E. Morehead Rich, 79, of
Vincennes, formerly of Arcola, died at 4 a.m. Thursday
(Aug. 2, 2001) at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. today at the Goodwin Funeral
Home with Major David Higgins officiating. Burial will be
later today at Polk Memorial Cemetery in Arcola.

She was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Bridgeport, the daughter of
Hiram and Oma Jane (Clark) Morehead. She married
George J. Rich in 1942; he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Harold Rich of Springfield
and Jerry Rich of Manchester, Mo., and four
grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Rich was a homemaker. She was a member of the
Salvation Army.

Michael Riley

COWDEN - Michael Shannon Riley, 27, of Cowden, IL,
passed away at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001. He was
born Feb. 4, 1974 in Shelbyville, IL, the son of Gene and
Debra Bishop Riley. He was employed as a pipe welder at
the Holland Energy Project and was a member of the
Christ Tabernacle Church in Herrick. He loved fishing,
Moto-Cross, played football for the Decatur Bears
Football Team and was a rodeo bull rider.

Surviving are his parents of Cowden; Fiancee, Jeanette
Einhorn of Island Grove, IL; Grandparents, Bill and Pat
Bishop of Shelbyville and Wanda Riley of Herrick;
Brother, Troy Riley and wife Misty of Shelbyville; sisters,
Lori Garcia and husband Tony of Mattoon and Kate Pagel
and husband James of Edgewood; several Uncle, Aunts,
Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death
by his Grandfather, Merlyn Riley, Sr.; Great-grandparents,
Olive Pescitelli, Harry and Marie Riley, Raymond and
Emma Lewis, Wendell and Gladys Bishop and George
Temple.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday,
August 9, 2001 in the Christ Tabernacle Church in Herrick
with Assistant Pastor William Kistler officiating. Visitation
will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Lockart
and Sons Funeral in Cowden. Burial will be in Hubbartt
Cemetery near Beecher City. Memorials to the Family or
Donor's Choice.
Howard Stuckemeyer

AMBOY - Howard L. Stuckemeyer, 74, of Amboy, died
Sunday (Aug. 5, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel
Lutheran Church in Amboy with the Rev. Christine
Stienstra officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery
in Sublette. Visitation will be 4to 8 p.m. today at the
Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy and one hour prior
to the service on Wednesday at the church.

He was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Altamont, the son of
Ludwig and Mayme Leturno Stuckemeyer. He married
Frances McCoy in 1947; she died in 1999.

Surviving are two sons, Randyl Stuckemeyer of
Evansville, Ind., and Daryl Stuckemeyer of Amboy; one
daughter, Kathy Robbins of O'Fallon; one sister, Evadine
Harrington of Mattoon; seven grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.

Mr. Stuckemeyer was a farmer and an Navy veteran of
World War II. He was a member of the Immanuel
Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Immanuel
Lutheran Church, Amboy.

James Veach

MARTINSVILLE - James Veach, 39, of Martinsville, died
at 2:50 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 4, 2001) at Union Hospital in
Terre Haute, Ind.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwell
Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Art Orndorff
officiating assisted by Randy Black. Burial will be in Blue
Grass Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today.

He was born July 2, 1962, in Paris, the son of Ernest and
Barbara Van Houten Veach. He married Marie Piehl in
1993; she survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Martinsville; one
daughter, Meranda Twigg of Toledo; three brothers, David
and Jeff Veach, both of Martinsville, and Eric Veach of
Marshall; one grandmother, Evelyn VanHouten of
Martinsville; and one great-grandmother, Leah Reed of
Casey.

Mr. Veach worked at the Heartland Pork Co. in Kansas.
He attended the Martinsville First Baptist Church.

William Waggoner

CHARLESTON - William Herschel Waggoner, 86, of
Charleston, formerly of Xenia, died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday
(Aug. 4, 2001) in Charleston.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Xenia
Christian Church with the Rev. Ed Frost officiating. Burial
will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in Xenia. Visitation
will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Summers-Kistler Funeral
Home in Flora.

He was born April 5, 1915. He married Hazel Marie Whitt
in 1944; she died in 1998.

Surviving are two sons, Leroy Waggoner of Marion and
Stanley Waggoner of Mattoon; one brother, Clarence
Waggoner of Flora; and four grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Waggoner owned a full-service Mobil gas station in
Xenia, served at postmaster in Xenia until 1968, and later
became a radio dispatcher and jailer at the Clay County
Sheriff's Department in Flora. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge and the Xenia Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Xenia Christian Church.

Aug. 6, 2001

MAYNARD ASHWORTH

Maynard Stoneman Ashworth, age 87, of Mattoon, passed
away at 4:05 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2001, at the Odd
Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m.
on Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the
Reverend Marvin Flowers officiating. Burial will be in the
Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from Noon
until service time on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral
home.

Maynard was born March 20, 1914, in Mattoon, a son of
George Stoneman Ashworth and Agatha May Fleshner
Ashworth. He married Mary Lucinda Shutts on January 8,
1943, in Mattoon.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ashworth of Mattoon;
two sons, Richard Stoneman Ashworth and wife Kay of
Mattoon and Larry Wayne Ashworth of Westminster,
California; one daughter, Linda Kay Thornton and
husband Bill of Mattoon; one brother, Maurice Ashworth
of Mattoon; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Ashworth was a farmer throughout his life, retiring in
1984. He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church
in Mattoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Broadway Christian
Church.

Beatrice Cutler

CASEY­Beatrice I. Cutler, 97, of Casey, died at 7:40 a.m.
Sunday (August 5, 2001) at Birchwood Care Center.

Arrangements are pending at Markwell & Son Funeral
Home in Casey.

Edward A. Creviston

LOVINGTON ­ Edward A. Creviston, 80, of Lovington,
died 4:34 p.m. Sunday (Aug.5, 2001) in the Arthur Home.

Arrangements are pending at McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Lovington.

Wayne Deaver

ROBINSON­Wayne P. Deaver, 85, of Robinson, formerly
of Salem, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday (August 3, 2001) at
Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson with the Rev. Johnie
Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Robinson New
Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW
Post 4549, the E.M. Coulter American Legion Post 69 and
the AM Vets Post 33, all of Robinson . Visitation will be
from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and before services on
Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born May 26, 1916, in Robinson, a son of Clyde
and Minnie Jeffries Deaver. He married Mary Elizabeth
Book in 1947. She died in 1982. He later married Mildred
Louise Prosie in 1983. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Howard Hays of Salem and
Rick Hays of Kell; four daughters, Phyllis Moore of
Tuscola, Pat Hadfield of Charleston, Judy Wesner of
Robinson and Marilyn Little of Kell; three brothers, Allen
Deaver of Fort Smith, Ark., Roy Deaver of Las Vegas,
Nev., and Guy Deaver of Oxnard, Calif.; one sister,
Mildred Parrott of Robinson; and 23 grandchildren and 45
great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother,
two sisters, one infant brother and one infant sister.

Mr. Deaver was a employed by Marathon Oil Company
and was a US Army WW II veteran. He was a Church
Elder in the Highland Church of Christ at Robinson and a
member of the AF & AM #250 Robinson Masonic Lodge,
VFW Post 4549 of Robinson and a 50 year member of the
Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Danville.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Haven Children's
Home in Montana.

Chester Hardway

MARTINSVILLE­Chester Hardway, 82, of Martinsville,
died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday (August 5, 2001) at Heartland
Manor Nursing Home in Casey.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev.
Tom Marsh officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home.

He was born March 19, 1919, in Martinsville Township,
the son of Lee and Ethel Carper Hardway. He married
Eileen Dickey in 1948. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Anita Wankel of Tallula
and Deena Burris of Waukee, Iowa; one brother, Kenneth
Hardway of Martinsville; four sisters, Leona Hills, Mary
Guinn, Gwen Hammond and Sharon Daughhetee, all of
Martinsville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Mr. Hardway was a retired auto mechanic and a US Army
veteran of WW II. He attended the Casey First Baptist
Church and was a member of the American Legion Post
515.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lincolnland or
the Casey First Baptist Church.

Lela McNeel

Lela McNeel, age 91, of Greenup passed away Saturday,
August 4, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Anthony Memorial
Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., at the
Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup. Burial will be in the Bell
Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday.

She was born May 17, 1910, the daughter of Lewis and
Elda Grissom Cougill. She married Stanley McNeel in
1933. He died in 1960.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice Ray of Greenup and
Wanda Brown and her husband Jack Brown of
Martinsville; four grandchildren, Troy Ray of Greenup
and Chris and his wife Sarah Ray of Toledo; Doit and his
wife Donna Brown of Newburgh, Indiana, Lynn and her
husband Michael Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana; five
great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ethan, and Owen Ray, Kyle
and Mandi Brown; one brother Max and his wife Mary
Cougill of Charleston; one niece Julie Myers of Lima,
Ohio and her family; and one nephew Jeff Cougill of
Riverside, California and his family. Jack Hollensbe, a
longtime friend of Hazel Dell. Extended family: Bill Davis
and wife Martha of Mattoon and his family, a cousin
whom she and Stanley raised after his parents died. Yong
and John Cowger and boys Steve, Michael and Jordan.

Lela was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, one
son Lowell, her parents, one brother Oliver and a
granddaughter Tammy Ray.

She was a homemaker and a charter member of the
Cumberland County Democrat Club.

Memorials can be made to the donor's choice.

Alice Pease

DECATUR­Alice Pease, 85, of Decatur, died at 7:50 a.m.
Saturday (August 4, 2001) at her residence.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the
Illini Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at the Westminister Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the J.J.
Moran & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur.

She was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Trilla, the daughter of
Robert B. and Lena Creviston Rhodes. She married
William Handy Ennis Pease in 1938. He survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Alice Bernice Doty of
Mt. Zion, Phyllis Morris of Decatur, Janet Arnold of
Chandler, N.C., and Ruth Ann Jackson of Findley; one
brother, Robert D. Rhodes of Billings, Mont.; one sister,
Eloise Barger Hamby of Mattoon; and four grandchildren,
one great-grandchild, 10 step-grandchildren and 14
step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son.

Mrs. Pease was a member of the Westminister
Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder and First
Woman Trustee.

Memorials may be made to the Decatur Memorial Hospice
Program or to the donor's choice.

ANNABELLE SMITH

AnnaBelle Smith, age 73, of Mattoon, passed away at
11:45 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2001, at her residence.

Memorial services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Jerry Jones
officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Dodge
Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until
service time on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.

AnnaBelle was born November 1, 1927, in Springbrook,
Wisc., the daughter of Ernest and Caroline Gollnick
Baumgart. She married Mark K. Smith Jr. in 1946. He
survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Steven R. Smith of
Dayton, Ohio, Charles M. Smith of Mattoon and Robert
W. Smith of Olympia, Wash.; one daughter, Debra A.
Craig of Peoria; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorial gifts may be made to the March of Dimes.

James Veach

MARTINSVILLE­James Veach, 39, of Martinsville, died
Saturday (August 4, 2001) at Union Hospital in Terre
Haute, Ind.

Arrangements are pending at Greenwell Funeral Home in
Martinsville.

He was born July 2, 1962, in Paris, the son of Ernest and
Barbara VanHouten Veach. He married Marie Piehl in
1993. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Meranda Twigg of
Toledo; his parents, Ernest and Barbara Veach of
Martinsville; three brothers, David and Jeff Veach, both of
Martinsville and Eric Veach of Marshall; grandmother,
Evelyn VanHouten of Martinsville and great-grandmother,
Leah Dill Reed of Casey.

Mr. Veach was employed by Heartland Pork Company
and attended the Martinsville First Baptist Church.

Aug. 4, 2001

Winifred Cowart

CHARLESTON - Winifred "Winnie" Pauline Cowart, 80,
of Charleston, died at 9 p.m. Saturday (July 28, 2001) at
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cougill
Apartments in Charleston. Edwards Funeral Home in
Arcola is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Niles, Mich., the daughter
of Edward T. and Kathryn Schuman Cowart.

Surviving is one half brother, John Cowart of Ventura,
Calif.

She was preceded in death by one half sister.

Miss Cowart was a member of the United Pentacostal
Tabernacle in Charleston.

Memorials may be made to CCAR Industries in
Charleston.

Jean R. Hutchison

CHARLESTON, IL - Jean R. Hutchison, age 81 of
Charleston, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Visitation will be held
Sunday afternoon, August 5 (2001) from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
with services to follow at 3:30 p.m. Reverend Bill Boaz
and Reverend Max White will officiate. Visitation and
services will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330
Shawnee Drive. Interment, with Military Rites conducted
by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul
McVey Post 1592, will follow the services at Roselawn
Cemetery in Charleston.

Jean was born January 20, 1920 in Charleston, Illinois the
son of Cleo E. and Velma Odessa (Patton) Hutchison. He
married Clara Prunkard in Newark, New Jersey on August
23, 1942.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife Clara of
Charleston; one son, Michael Allen Hutchison and his wife
Patricia of DeWitt, Iowa; four grandchildren, Mark
Hutchison and his wife Piedad of Lombard, Illinois, Kama
R. Beeler of Humboldt, Illinois and Andrew Hutchison
and his wife Kim and Joseph Hutchison, all of Mattoon,
Illinois; four great grandchildren and one, sister, Esther
Prunkard of Danville, Illinois. He was preceded by his
parents; a son, Stanley Robert Hutchison who was killed
in South Vietnam on December 22, 1967 while serving
with the United States Army; four brothers, Robert L.
Hutchison, Marquis A. Hutchison, Sherman P. Hutchison
and William W. Hutchison; and, one great grandchild.

Jean was a member of the First Christian Church in
Charleston, American Legion Post #88 of Mattoon,
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad
Employees, United Transportation Union and Charleston
Moose Lodge #1388. He served with the United States
Army Air Corp during World War II. Prior to entering the
service, he cooked for the Forest Rangers in the Civilian
Conservation Corp in Wisconsin. He was a Railroad
Brakeman and Conductor for thirty-one years, beginning
his career with the Nickel Plate Road and later with
Norfolk & Western Railroad following its acquisition of
the Nickel Plate. His interest in railroading led him to
pursue the hobby of collecting railroad memorabilia. He
also enjoyed cooking, fishing, squirrel hunting and raising
vegetables and sharing them with others. Jean's love for
Clara, his children and their families and the love, respect
and admiration they generously returned earned him the
deserving title of family patriarch.

Jean's family requests that memorials in his honor be
made to a Charity of the Donor's choice. Memorials may
be made at the Visitation or Services or mailed to Adams
Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL
61920.

Ronald L. Saatkamp

Charleston ­ Ronald L. Saatkamp, 52, of Charleston,
passed away at 8:20 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2001 at the
Sarah Bush Health Center, Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday,
August 6, 2001 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with
Evangelist Gene Taylor officiating. Interment will follow
in Kickapoo Cemetery, rural Charleston. Visitation will be
Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ronald was born March 24, 1949 at Charleston, son of Joe
and Marilyn Price Saatkamp. Survivors include a special
friend, Ruby Simmons of Charleston; father, Joe
Saatkamp of Nokomis; brothers: Roy Saatkamp and wife
Karen of Galva, IL, and Tom Saatkamp and wife Becky of
Pana. One sister: Phyllis Allen and husband Steve of
Nokomis. A niece: Andrea Saatkamp, and one nephew:
Adam Saatkamp both of Galva, as well as Ruby's children,
Franklin W. Simmons, Christina Simmons, and Mary
Craig, all of Mattoon; and her grandchildren, Tabitha and
Kristina Craig, both of Mattoon, also survive. He was
preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Ronald was a member of First Baptist Church in Nokomis.
He was a sign painter. Memorials may be made to the
family in care of Harper-Swickard, 720 Monroe,
Charleston, IL 61920.

Hazel Von Behrens

GAINESVILLE, Mo. - Hazel A. Von Behrens, 90, of
Gainesville, Mo., formerly of Mattoon, died July 24, 2001,
at Gainesville Health Care Center.

She was born May 23, 1912, the daughter of Charles V.
Lawhorn and Nancy Butery. She married Albert F. Von
Behrens in 1930; he died in 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary A. Miller of
Hardenville, Mo., and Nancy Butt of Reeds Spring, Mo.;
one brother, William Lawhorn of Mattoon; six
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. VonBehrens was a homemaker.

Rex Walden

WEST SALEM - Rex Walden, 79, of West Salem,
formerly of Arthur, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 1,
2001) from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Zion Hill United
Methodist Church in Paradise Township. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem and
from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

He was born March 2, 1922, in Charleston, the son of
Walter and Freda Bechtel Walden and the foster son of
Hugh and Rennie Gannaway. He married Elizabeth "Betty"
Stretch in 1947; she survives.

Also surviving are one son, David Walden of West Salem;
three daughters, Susan Shilling of Albion, Janice York of
Mt. Carmel and Linda Kocher of West Salem; two sisters,
Roberta Smith of Mattoon and Verna Papham of
Charleston; 11 grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant sister and one
infant great-grandchild.

Mr. Walden was a World War II veteran. He was a farmer
and worked at Champion Labs in West Union for 17 years
and was currently employed at Wilson and Wilson
Monument Company. He was a member of the Ebenezer
United Methodist Church of Samsville; American Legion
and VFW, both of West Salem; and the Beekeepers' and
Blacksmiths' associations.

Lenora Wylde

GREENUP - Lenora Wylde, 85, of Greenup, died at 10:45
a.m. Friday (Aug. 3, 2001) at the Cumberland Nursing
Center in Greenup.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Bishop Funeral
Home, Greenup, with the Rev. Tim Schnautz officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will be
2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1915, in Willow Hill, the daughter of
Jacob and Flossie Ryland Eubank. She married John
William Wylde in 1940; he died in 1976.

Surviving are one son, Bill Wylde of Greenup; one
daughter, Diana Swinson of Greenup; one sister,
Rosemary Brandenburg of Greenup; two grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Mrs. Wylde was a homemaker. She was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church in Greenup, the Liberty Hill
Home Extension and a 50-year member of the Toledo
Eastern Star 231. She was a past member of the Greenup
Business and Professional Women's Club.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church
in Greenup.

Aug. 3, 2001

Clayton Coffey

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - Clayton C. Coffey, 67, of
Ocean Springs, Miss., formerly of Mattoon, died Tuesday
(July 31, 2001) in Pascagoula, Miss.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Ocean
Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in
Mississippi. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the
Chapel.

He was born in Mattoon, a son of Verless R. Coffey Sr.
and Alpha Perry Coffey. He married Nettie R. Coffey; she
survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Larry Coffey of California
and Mark Gambill of Vancleave, Miss.; four daughters,
Beth Fite of California, Natasha Coffey of Ocean Springs,
Miss., Norah Burt of Birmingham, Ala., and Elizabeth
Berry of Gautier, Miss.; two brothers, Verless R. Coffey
Jr. and Gerald Marvin Coffey, both of Mattoon; and one
sister, Wilma Tucker of Wildwood, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister,
Harriet and one sister, Wanda C. Spaulding Schlaiss.

Mr. Coffey was a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He
had retired from Litton Industries in 1978. He was a
member of the Gautier United Methodist Church and
member and past officer of the Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks Lodge BPOE 2501.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

EDWARD FULLER

Edward Allen "Ed" Fuller, age 39, of Mattoon, passed
away at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at 2200
S. 17th Place in Mattoon.

Memorial services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00
a.m. on Saturday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the
Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial will be in the
Dodge Grove Cemetery.

Ed was born October 27, 1961 in Mattoon, a son of
Charles F. "Bill" and C. Joan Sanders Fuller.

Survivors include two sons, Wesley W. Fuller and Shaun
E. Fuller, both of Mattoon; his mother, C. Joan Sanders
Gravil of Mattoon; one brother, Donnie W. Fuller of
Mattoon; two sisters, Kim A. Brown and husband Doug of
Mattoon and Kelly Houchin and husband Bert of
Plymouth, Indiana; several aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Fuller was formerly employed at Rural King in
Mattoon and was a member of the Eagles Club in Mattoon.

Memorials gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Shaun
Fuller for an Education Fund.

Lilly Kanitz

ARTHUR - Lilly Maurine Kanitz, 82, of Arthur, died at
11:55 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 2, 2001) at the Arthur Home in
Arthur.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Arthur
United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Elder
officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
The Shrader Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangments.

She was born March 26, 1919, in Douglas County, the
daughter of Walter and Lucy Sefton Smith. She married
Earl W. Kanitz in 1951; he died in 2000.

Surviving are two sisters, Lillian Kanitz of Tuscola and
Rosemary Donaldson of Savoy.

Mrs. Kanitz was a homemaker, and a member of the
Moultrie County Home Extension and the Arthur United
Methodist Church.

Marion Leistner

NEW BOSTON, Ind. - Marion Audrey Leistner, 79, of
New Boston, Ind., died at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 1,
2001) at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity United
Church of Christ with the Rev. Paul Jahn officiating.
Burial will be in Trinity United Church of Christ in
Faulda, Ind. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today and from
8 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Zoercher-Gillick Funeral
Home.

She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Patesville, Ky., the
daughter of Irvin McDaniel and Ruby Shaw. She married
Elmer G.J. Leistner; he died in 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Bobbie Hedinger of
Evanston, Ind., and Norma Ruffner of Yale; two sisters,
Anna Louise Dennes of Englewood, Fla., and Claudette
King of Evansville; and seven grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons.

Mrs. Leistner had retired from General Electric after 35
years with the company. She had owned and operated a
beauty shop for several years, was a member of the United
Trinity Church of Christ and had been a 4-H leader.

Jack Seibert

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Jack F. Seibert, 78, of Ormond
Beach, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, died Wednesday (Aug.
1, 2001) at Bridgeview Center in Ormond Beach, Fla.

The Bellevue Cedar Hill Funeral Home in Ormond Beach,
Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.

Surviving are one son, Jack Seibert of Ormond Beach,
Fla.; one daughter, Donna Sue Warren of Walhalla, S.C.;
and one grandchild.

Mr. Seibert was an Army veteran of World War II and had
retired in 1982 as a Brakeman for the Penn Central
Railroad out of Indianapolis for over 50 years.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Aug. 2, 2001

Clayton Coffey

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -Clayton C. Coffey, 67, of
Ocean Springs, Miss., formerly of Mattoon, died Tuesday
(July 31, 2001) in Pascagoula, Miss.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Ocean
Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in
Mississippi. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the
Chapel.

He was born in Mattoon. He married Nettie R. Coffey; she
survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Larry Coffey of California
and Mark Gambill of Vancleave, Miss.; four daughters,
Beth Fite of California, Natasha Coffey of Ocean Springs,
Miss., Norah Burt of Birmingham, Ala., and Elizabeth
Berry of Gautier, Miss.; one brother, Verlis Coffey of
Mattoon; and one sister, Wilma Tucker of Florida.

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

Mr. Coffey was a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He
had retired from Litton Industries in 1978. He was a
member of the Gautier United Methodist Church and
member and past officer of the Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks Lodge BPOE 2501.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CHESTER COWGER

Chester Laverne Cowger, age 73, of Mattoon, passed away
at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at the Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m.
on Saturday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the
Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial with military
rites by the V.F.W. Post 4325 will be in the Campground
Cemetery, southwest of Mattoon. Visitation will be held
from noon until time of service Saturday afternoon at the
funeral home.

Chester was born December 23, 1927, in Lafayette
Township, Coles County, a son of William Francis and
Virgie Merle Rowark Cowger. He married Etta Alleen
Hawn on September 6, 1951, in Morrison, Illinois. She
passed away on March 19, 1994. He was also preceded in
death by one daughter, Brenda Lynn Cowger; one
great-grandchild; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Lucy Ridgley of
Mattoon, Marsha Jarvis and husband James of Hillsboro,
Tennesee, and Cindy Humes and husband Mark of Mesa,
Arizona; one brother, Ernest Cowger of Lafayette, Indiana;
three sisters, Vivian "Pearl" Miller and husband Stanley of
Charleston, Clara Dare and husband James of Mattoon,
and Shirley Skinner and husband Arlan of Crete,
Nebraska; five grandchildren, Joseph E. Jones Jr.,
Elizabeth Jones, Angela Benslay, Benjamin Jarvis and
Jesse Jarvis; ten great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Cowger was a United States Army veteran, serving
from January of 1946 until his honorable discharge in July
of 1947. Chester was a lifelong resident of the Mattoon
area. He was employed for several years with Brown Shoe
Company and worked for Trailmobile in Charleston, from
which he retired. Chester was a great country music fan.

Lena Schrock

ARCOLA - Lena F. Schrock, 72, of Arcola, died at 9:03
a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 1, 2001) at Decatur Memorial
Hospital.

The funeral will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the Schrock
residence, 456 N. CR. 325 E., Arcola, with Bishop Jake
Stutzman officiating. Burial will be in the Miller cemetery,
rural Arthur. Visitation will be anytime prior to the funeral
at the Schrock residence. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola,
is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Tuscola, the daughter of
Fred D. and Mary A. Yoder Schlabach. She married Ben
N. Schrock in 1958; he survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Lewis Schrock of Arcola,
Harvey Schrock of Arthur, Marvin Schrock of
Worthington, Ind., and Freddie Schrock of Arcola; two
daughters, Mary Schrock of Arcola and Verda Schrock of
Arcola; five brothers, Lewis Schlabach of Sullivan, and
Willard, Daniel, Eli and Harley Schlabach, all of Arthur;
four sisters, Abbie Beachy of Newaygo, Mich., Sadie
Plank of Arcola, Annie Otto of Arthur and Fannie
Schlabach of Arthur; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild.

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

Bonita Jo Sego

MATTOON - Bonita Jo Sego passed away at the Odd
Fellow-Rebekah Home on July 31, 2001 at 5:05 a.m. She
was 46 years old.

The funeral services will be held Friday, August 3, 2001 at
the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon. Reverend
Robert Clark will be officiating. Visitation will be prior to
the service on Friday from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Interment
will be in the Cartright Cemetery, 4 miles west of Tuscola.

Bonita was born September 8, 1954 in Mattoon, the
daughter of Charles R. and Mabel L. (Davis) Roderick.
She married Denver Sego, he survives.

She leaves a son, Christopher Shane Roderick of
Clearwater, Florida; one brother, Frederick Howard
Roderick of Mattoon; and one sister, Della Roxanne Smith
of Trilla. She was preceded in death by her grandparents,
her mother and one brother.

Bonita was formerly a waitress at the Ramada Inn in
Mattoon. She was also formerly a Certified Nurses Aide.
She was an avid horse lover and a member of the
Horseman's Benevolent Protective Association.

Maurice Spanhook

ARCOLA - Maurice F. Spanhook, 83, of Arcola, died at
9:03 a.m. Tuesday (July 31, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center in Mattoon.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Edwards
Funeral Home in Arcola with Father Joseph Allen
officiating. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
home.

He was born Dec. 27, 1917, in Cadwell, the son of Fred
and Irene Haney Spanhook. He married Louise Reimer in
1954; she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Steve Spanhook of Fox
Harbor and Tim Spanhook of Champaign; one daughter,
Denise Spanhook of Moore, Okla.; one sister, Phyllis
Bergfield of Arcola; five granchildren; two
stepgrandchildren; and great-grandchild.

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

Mr. Spanhook retired from USI in 1980 after several years
of service.

Aug. 1, 2001

Maurice Spanhook

ARCOLA - Maurice F. Spanhook, 83, of Arcola, died at
9:03 a.m. Tuesday (July 31, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center.

Arrangements incomplete at Edwards Funeral Home, in
Arcola.

Isabell Wilson

MARSHALL - Isabell Lucille Myles Wilson, 93, of
Marshall, died at 7 p.m. Sunday (July 29, 2001) at
Burnsides Nursing Home in Marshall.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Prust-Hosch
Funeral Chapel in West Union, with Billie Ray Ulrey
officiating. Burial will be in Darwin Cemetery, north of
West Union. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday and
from 7 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral chapel.

She was born Nov. 14, 1907, in Clark County, a daughter
of Nicholas Richard and Lillie May Collier Myles. She
married Clarence Otto Wilson in 1923; he died in 1991.

Survivors include one daughter, Juanita Hutchens of rural
Martinsville; four grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, one daughter,
three brothers, one sister and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker. She was a member of the
United Methodist Church in Clinton, Ind., later she
attended Zion United Methodist Church and was a
member of the Clark County Home Extension, Zion Unit.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or
the Darwin Cemetery.


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