Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Betty Hanners

MATTOON - Betty L. Hanners, 75, of Mattoon, formerly of Neoga,
died at 4:46 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Block (Mt. Zion)
Cemetery, near Greenup, with the Rev. Ron Lake officiating. No
visitation will be conducted. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga,
is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born March 5, 1926, in Johnson County, the daughter of C.
Harry and Eunice Whittenberg Simpson. She married Clyde L. Hanners
in 1948; he died in 1984.

Survivors include five daughters, Jean Tutwiler of Buford, Ga., Judy
White and Donna Lawrence, both of Neoga, Karen Clark of Greeley,
Colo., and Susan Abraham of Altamont; one brother, William Simpson
of Grayslake; two sisters, Fern Rauch of Spokane, Wash., and Eunice
Pope of Lake City, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Hanners was a housewife and member of the First Christian
Church of Neoga.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

Eva Poynter

SULLIVAN - Eva L. Poynter, 96, of Sullivan, died at 3:05 p.m.
Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at St. Mary's.

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

Vinton Reed

MARTINSVILLE - Vinton C. Reed, 99, of Martinsville, died at 5:30
a.m. Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greenwell Funeral Home,
Martinsville, with the Rev. David Wilson officiating. Burial will be in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born May 14, 1902, in Clark County, the son of Cyrus W. and
Fairy Bennett Reed. He married Inez Thornburgh in 1923; she died in
1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Coral Washburn of Martinsville; two
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Reed was a retired farmer and insurance agent for the Indianapolis
Life Insurance Co. He was a member of the Martinsville Bible Church,
Clark Lodge 603 AF and AM, and the Scottish Rite of Danville.

Sept. 13, 2001

Edna Lois Ballinger

MATTOON - Edna Lois Ballinger, 76, of Mattoon, passed away at
8:55 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 14,
2001 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Frank
Marshall officiating. Interment will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home.

Edna was born November 12, 1924, in Toledo, daughter of James and
Thursa Oakley McClain. She married Junior Ballinger, July 26, 1944 at
Neoga, he died January 22, 1990. Survivors include two sons: Wayne
Ballinger of Neoga and Rex Ballinger of Mattoon; three daughters: Mrs.
Barbara (George) Shutts of Mattoon, Connie Ballinger of Mattoon, Mrs.
Patsy (Walt) Crabtree of Arthur. One sister, Mrs. Loretta Young of
Neoga. Six grandchildren: Troy and Theresa Ballinger both of Windsor;
Denise Butler and Pam Shutts both of Mattoon; Beth Key of Arthur
and Nicole Crabtree of Atwood. Great-grandchildren: Christopher
Crabtree of Atwood, Brennan of Atwood also survive. She was
preceded by her mother, father, husband, one brother, one sister and a
daughter-in-law: Vera.

Edna worked at Kern Manufacturing and the Mattoon Garment Factory
before retiring. She enjoyed sewing and quilting as hobbies. She also
enjoyed going to church at the First Southern Baptist Church. She was a
former member of the Mattoon Eagles Lodge. She cherished the time
she got to spend with her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.

Oris Carl Grissom

PEORIA - Oris Carl Grissom, age 83, of Peoria, Illinois, formerly of
Greenup and Decatur, Illinois passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday,
September 12, 2001 at the Rose Garden Care Center in Peoria Heights,
Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Oris life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday,
September 15, 2001 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois
with Rev. Wesley N. Wuesch, Rev. Eugene C. Holder and Rev. Huey
Long officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery in Rural
Greenup, Illinois. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the Bishop
Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois.

Mr. Grissom was born in Rural Greenup, Illinois on April 23, 1918 a
son of Oris T. and Zetta M. (Tipsword) Grissom. He married Frances
Alene Decker, she passed away in 1979. He later married Marcella P.
Sowers on February 15, 1992, she survives.

Oris was a farmer and had previously worked for the State of Illinois
Highway Department. He was a member of the Jack Oak Church of
God in Rural Greenup and a past member of the Masonic Lodge in
Maroa, Illinois. Oris attended the UPC in N. Pekin, Illinois.

Oris is survived by his loving wife Marcella; one son, Everett C.
(Margaret) Grissom of Maroa, IL; three daughters, Lela M. Mettenbrink
of Peoria, IL, Letha M. (Rev. Wesley N.) Wuerch of Hawkins, TX and
Viola K. (Rev. Eugene C.) Holder of Waxahachie, TX; two brothers,
Elwood (Evelyn) Grissom of Greenup, IL and Fred (Phyllis) Grissom of
Lake Paradise, IL; four sisters, Beulah Vaughn, Mary (Walter) McDade
both of Charleston, IL, Irene Floyd of Casey, IL and Jennie Lee (Neal)
Terrell of New Orleans, LA; 10 grandchildren, Robin (Randy) Thacker
of Decatur, IL, Angela (Rick) Brown of Blue Mound, IL, Dayna (Chris)
Darling of Shady Shore, TX, Allen (Terri Lynn) Campbell, Sherlyn
(Randy) Hall, both of Lake Mattoon, IL, Kristina (Sean) Weeks of
Garland, TX, Kenneth Wuerch of Hawkins, TX, Katherine (Jarred)
Stover, Letha (Cameron) Bishop and David (Christina) Holder, all of
Waxahochie, TX; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson and
several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances Alene Decker;
one daughter, Velma Grissom; one brother, Donnie Ingram and one
grandson, Stephen L. Campbell.
Donald Maulding

GREENUP - Donald W. Maulding, 82, of Greenup died at 3:40 p.m.
Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bishop Funeral Home in
Greenup with the Rev. Jere McSparran officiating. Burial will be in
Cumberland-Casey Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.

He was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Newman, a son of Robert L. and Noma
(Talley) Maulding. He married Dorothy Estes; she died in 1979. He
married Hazel Devall in 1981; she died in 1994. He married Lora M.
Byers in 1995; she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Don, Dan and Dick Maulding all of
Casey; one daughter, Denise M. Maulding of Charleston; three
stepsons, Richard Marrs of Silver Springs, Nev. Robert Marrs of
Libertyville and Ronald Marrs of Crystal Lake; one sister, Gusta Harris
of Oblong; nine grandchildren; seven step grandchildren five
great-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.

Mr. Maulding was a farmer and construction worker. He was a member
of the Casey Masonic Lodge 442 and attended the Plum Grove Church
in Rural Greenup.

Memorials may be made to the Plum Grove Church.

Carl Oliver

CHARLESTON - Carl Oliver, 84, of Charleston died at 8:21 a.m.
Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home
with the Rev. Robert Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh
Cemetery, Lerna. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the
funeral home.

He was born July 1, 1917, in Pittsfield, a son of Clarence and Marie
Creech Oliver. He married Dorothy Walden in 1938; she survives.

Other survivors include one son, Bill Oliver of Charleston; a daughter,
Carla Vaughn of San Antonio, Texas; five brothers, Wayne and Russell
Oliver both of Blandinsville, Lyle Oliver of Cantrall, Raymond Oliver of
Macomb, Richard Oliver of Gentry, Ark.; two sisters, Christine Agans
of Rushville and Kathleen Barry of Good Hope; four grandchildren; two
stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers, two sisters, one
grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Oliver was a navy veteran and a retired truck driver for Ne-Co
Asphalt of Charleston. He was a member of the Charelston VFW Post
1592.

Sept. 12, 2001

Helen Chaplin

MATTOON - Helen Chaplin, age 89, of Greenville,
North Carolina, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at
10:50 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2001 at Greenville.

Mary Helen Chaplin was born May 21, 1912 at Ash
Grove, Shelby County, Illinois, a daughter of John and
Lucinda Gaddis Henderson. She married Howard W.
Chaplin in 1933; he preceded her in death in 1965.
Surviving are her daughter, Susan Dorsey of
Greenville, North Carolina; a brother, Don Henderson
of Mattoon; five grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.

A son, Ronald Chaplin, two brothers and five sisters,
preceded her in death.

Helen was a member of the First Christian Church and
Women of the Moose. She was owner and operator of
the Charm Beauty Shop in Mattoon for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Robert C.
Clark officiating. Interment will be in Dodge Grove
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may
be made to the First Christian Church, 1600 Wabash
Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois 61938.

ALBERT LANDON

Albert L. Landon, age 82, of Mattoon, passed away at
12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at his
home surrounded by his family.

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

Albert was born October 2, 1918, in Mattoon, a son of
Herschel R. and Elizabeth Hamilton Landon. He married
Nancy Wallace on April 9, 1949. She passed away on
August 16, 2000.

Survivors include one son, John W. Landon and wife
Candace of Charleston; two daughters, Susan M.
Landon and husband Richard Dietz of Golden,
Colorado and Rebecca J. Williams and husband
Richard J. of Charleston; four grandchildren, Richelle
Heise and husband Mark of Charleston, Richard Carroll
and wife Marcia of Lansing, Illinois, James L. Williams
and Sarah Williams both of Charleston; two
great-grandchildren, Austin and Kaitlyn Heise, both of
Charleston; two brothers, Melvin C. Landon and wife
Martha of Porterville, California and H. Dwain Landon
of Milpitas, California; one sister, Violet M. Pruitt of
Westfield; and special caregivers, Julie Letner and
Sheila Wright.

Mr. Landon was the retired owner and operator of
Landon Construction Company and served as one of
the many prominent contractors in the community.
After his retirement, Albert and Nancy enjoyed
collecting and dealing in antiques. He was a U.S.
Army/Air Corps veteran serving with the 8th Air Force
Division, 4th Fighter Group, Squadron 336, at Debden,
England. He was a member of the American Legion
Post 88 and was an active member of the Association of
the 4th Fighter Group. Memorial gifts may be made to
Lincolnland Hospice.

Donald Maulding

GREENUP - Donald W. Maulding, 82, of Greenup, died
at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bishop
Funeral Home in Greenup.

Juanita Maycroft

FINDLAY - Juanita L. Maycroft, 80, of Findlay, died at
1:20 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) in her residence.

Private family services will be held Thursday in the
Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with Rev. Ray Roberts
officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in
Findlay Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to
Lincolnland Hospice or to the family.

Mrs. Maycroft was born July 13, 1921, in Mattoon the
daughter of Elisha and Grace Wiseley Hutson. She was
an inspector for Brown Shoe Company, Sullivan. She
married William E. Maycroft on August 10, 1940 in St.
Charles, Missouri.

Surviving are her husband, William E. of Findlay;
daughter, Nancy Jeffries and her husband Donald of
Findlay; granddaughters, Heidi Cole and her husband
Brad of Sullivan, Gretchen Martin and her husband
Virgil of Charleston; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan,
Andrew Cole, Zach and Rebecca Martin; nephew,
Martin E. G. Murrell and his wife Peggy of Montezuma,
Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and
two great-grandchildren.

Audrey McMorris

GREENUP - Audrey O. Freeman McMorris, 89, of
Greenup, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Barkley
Funeral Home in Greenup. Burial will be in Aten
Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be one hour prior
to the service at the funeral home.

She was born April 11, 1912, in Cumberland County,
the daughter of Lewis and Mahala Hanners Duvall. She
married Vergil Freeman; he preceded her in death. She
married William B. McMorris; he also preceded her in
death.

Survivors include two sons, Don Freeman of
Woodridge and Richard Freeman of Lexington, Tenn.;
one daughter, Madonna Baugh of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla.; one sister, Maxine Smith of Bradley; 12
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, one daughter,
one brother, six sisters.

Mrs. McMorris had worked at Ettelbrick Shoe
Company in Casey and operated the Farm Restaurant
east of Greenup. She was a member of the First
Southern Baptist Church, Greenup.

Carl Oliver

CHARLESTON - Carl Oliver, 84, of Charleston, died at
8:21 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at Caudill-King Funeral
Home.

Lilly Lane-Rardin

PEARLINGTON, Miss. - Lilly Pearl Lane-Rardin, of
Pearlington, Miss., formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 6,
2001, in Pearlington, Miss.

A local service will be conducted at a later date.

Survivors include a son, Donald Veach of Pearlington,
Miss; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son.

CHESTER STURGEON

Chester Cloyd Sturgeon, fondly known as "Cobb," age
84, of Mattoon, went to the great golf course in the sky
at 8:05 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2001, at his
residence.

Graveside memorial services will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday afternoon at the Rest Haven Memorial
Gardens with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating.
The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.

Cobb was born November 14, 1916, in Assumption, a
son of William Spencer Sturgeon and Floy (Roy)
Sturgeon. He married Kathryn A. Taylor on June 15,
1941.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn A. Sturgeon of
Mattoon; one son, Steve Sturgeon and wife Sally of
Yaak, Montana; two stepdaughters, Shirley Rideout and
husband James Ervin of Kansas and Sharon Bozarth
and husband Carl of Mt. Zion; one brother, Clifford
Sturgeon and wife Catherine of Belleville; a niece, June
Sturgeon of Medford, Mass.; thirteen grandchildren,
sixteen great-grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren.

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

Cobb was sole proprietor of Cobb's Grill and retired as
custodian for the former Central National Bank. He was
a lifetime member of the Rogala Public Links Golf
Course and was a U.S. Army veteran. He will be missed
by friends and family alike.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart
Association or the Make A Wish Foundation, c/o
Schilling Funeral Home

Sept. 11, 2001

James Browning Sr.

PANA - James A. Browning Sr., 49, of Pana, died
Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana with the Rev.
Kenneth Morell officiating. Burial will be in Linwood
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the
service at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 3, 1952, in St. Elmo, the son of Orvill
Otto and Leah Faye Jackson Browning. He married
Mary Ann Anderson in 1979; she died in 1998.

Survivors include two sons, James Browning Jr. of
Pana and Brian Anderson of Pana; two daughters, Tina
Marie Arkebauer of Mattoon and Michelle Neal of Pana;
his mother of Pana; one sister, Dorothy Oliver of Pana;
and four grandchildren.

Mr. Browning was a farm hand and a member of the
Pana ESDA.

Glen Funk

CASEY - Glen Norris Funk, 87, of Casey, died at 12:20
p.m. Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Prairie View Care Center
in Charleston.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Markwell
and Son Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev. Dan
Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Cemetery
south of Casey. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service
time at the funeral home.

He was born May 20, 1914, in Casey, the son of Jesse
Monroe Funk and Amy Pearl List Funk.

Survivors include one son, Harold Funk of Casey; three
daughters, Carole Blanchard of Fort Pierce, Fla.,
Sharon England of Westfield, Ind., and Linda McGill of
Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Funk was retired from the Illinois Department of
Transportation in Paris and an Army veteran. He was a
member of the Consistory Scottish Rites Bodies of
Danville and Charleston Elk Lodge 623 and was a
50-year member of Casey Masonic Lodge 442.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's
Hospital.

Audrey McMorris

GREENUP - Audrey O. McMorris, 89, of Greenup, died
at 10:40 a.m. Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Barkley Funeral
Home in Greenup.

Charleen Yelton

LAKELAND, Fla. - Charleen Roberts Yelton, 89, of
Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Arcola, died at 2:10 p.m.
Thursday (Aug. 30, 2001) at the Florida Presbyterian
Home in Lakeland, Fla.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Arcola United Methodist Church in Arcola with the
Rev. Margaret Misal officiating. Burial will be in Dodge
Grove Cemetery in Mattoon at a later date. The Shrader
Funeral Home in Arcola is in charge of the
arrangements.

She was born Feb. 9, 1912, in Mattoon, the daughter of
James H. and Elsie May Metz Allen. She married Virgil
C. Roberts in 1932; he died in 1985. She married Hubert
Yelton in 1989; he died in 2000.

Survivors include one stepson, John Yelton of
Delavon, Wis., and two stepdaughters, Nancee Jones of
Hampshire and Helen DeMay of Hemingway, S.C.

Mrs. Yelton was a homemaker and member of the
Arcola United Methodist Church since 1934.

Memorials may be made to the Loving Care Fund,
Florida Presbyterian Home, Lakeland, Fla.

"Buck" Rue

CASEY-"Buck" Alonzo R. Rue, 84, of Casey, died at
10:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Burnsides
Nursing Center in Marshall.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
Markwell & Son Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev.
Kenny Inman officiating. Burial will be in Casey
Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.
today at the funeral home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1916 in Kansas, a son of Henry
Scott and Pearl Willison Rue. He married Alice Marie
Ripple on June 28, 1937 in Casey. She preceded him in
death on Feb. 3, 2001.

Surviving are eight sons, Robert Rue and wife Marsha
of Morton, Ron Rue and wife Sharon of Casey, Ben
Rue and wife Carol of Lawrenceville, John Rue and
wife Nancy of Peotone, Richard Rue and wife Kathy of
Houston, Texas, Tony Rue and wife Leah of Katy,
Texas, Jack Rue and wife Janeen of Martinsville, and
Rodney Rue of Pekin; four daughters, Mary Sue
Watson and husband Dick of Neoga, Bonnie Baird and
husband Don of Martinsville, Andrea Rue at home,
Julie Briggs and husband Chuck of Danville and
Melanie Evans and husband David of Friendswood,
Texas; one sister, Mabel Pine of Paris; 39 grandchildren,
32 great-grandchildren, and three
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, one
sister; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rodney (Debra Egan)
Rue; and one great-granddaughter, Kayrina Hinds.

Mr. Rue retired as a self-employed plasterer,
maintenance supervisor and bus driver for Casey
schools and was a member of Union Local #143.

Memorials may be made to the Casey White Oak
Church of God, 3305 E. 1000th Road, Casey, IL 62420.

Warren P. Baker

Warren P. Baker, 71, of Buckner MO, passed away
Sunday September 9, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September
11, 2001 at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Grain
Valley, MO. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00
p.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Jackson
County Veterans Field of Honor in Grain Valley, MO.
Mr. Baker was born March 16, 1930 in Neoga, IL. He
served his country honorably during the Korean War in
the U.S. Army, he was a member of the American
Legion Post 499, and Teamsters Local 41. Mr. Baker
retired in 1992 from Yellow Freight after 22 years. He
loved animals and raised and showed Arabian Horses.
He was preceded in death by his parents, PerI and Opal
Baker, one daughter Shirley Baker, a brother Hedrik
Baker and a sister Dorothy Briggerman. Survivors
include his wife of 13 yrs. Joan Baker, 4 daughters
Theresa Hughes. Neoga IL, Pam Baker Mattoon, IL,
Judi Baker, Neoga, IL, and Patti Baker, Boca Baton, FL,
and 1 son Warren L. Baker of Deerfield Beach, Fla. Six
grandchildren Chad, Jason, Mark, Lee, Gabrielle and
Warren Luke, 4 great-grandchildren Tysha, Thad,
Cholly and Jordan, one sister Betty Woods of
Champagne, IL. two brothers Charles Baker of Neoga,
IL. and Frank Baker of Decatur, IL, also survive him,
as well as step children Jeff Reeves, Lee's Summit, MO,
Jamie Burnett, Topeka, KS, Jolene Sumpter, Sallisaw
OK, Jason Hays, Enid, OK, and 9 step grandchildren
and 1 step great-grandchild. Arrangements: Chapel Of
Memories Funeral Home, Grain Valley MO. (816)
847-5972.

JUANITA ARTHUR

Juanita Lorean Arthur, age 91, of Mattoon, passed away
at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, September 9, 2001, at the Douglas
Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00
a.m. Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the
Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial will follow
in the Green Hill Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation will
be held from 10:30 a.m. until time of service
Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

Juanita was born February 25, 1910, in Hardinsburg,
Kentucky, a daughter of Joseph and Georgie Ann
Stillwell Collard. She married David Frank Arthur. He
preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in
death by one son, two grandchildren, five brothers and
one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Melvin Yates and wife
Betty of Huntsville, Alabama, Jerry Ginther and wife
Connie of Gatesville, Texas; three daughters, Mary Curl
of Rockford, Bonnie Williams of Mattoon and Connie
White and husband Bill of Charleston; eighteen
grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren and
fourteen great-great-grandchildren.

Juanita was a C.N.A. for the Masonic Home for several
years.

Sept. 10, 2001

Sarah Ames

MATTOON -Sarah Ellen Ames, 93, of Mattoon, died at
3:10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001), at Douglas Care and
Rehabilitation Center.

The graveside funeral will be held at1 p.m. Monday at
the Dodge Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald
Dickinson officiating. There will be no visitation.
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.

She was born Feb. 4, 1908, in Neoga, the daughter of
Flores L. and Lula May Kimrey Lacy. She married
Delbert M. Ames in 1926. He died in 1967.

Surviving are one brother, Charles W. Lacy of
Clarksville, Ind. and two sisters, Eva Mae Henne of
Mattoon and Mary E. Wise of Fairview Heights.

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

Mrs. Ames retired from Mattoon Memorial Hospital and
was a member of the First United Methodist Church,
Order of the Eastern Star and Coles County Home
Extension.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist
Church.

Juanita Arthur

MATTOON -Juanita L. Arthur, 91, of Mattoon, died at
2:45 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001), at Douglas Care and
Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are pending at the Schilling Funeral
Home.

Mary Bell

PARIS-Mary L. Bell, 87, of Paris, formerly of Kansas,
died at 1:52 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001), at Paris
Community Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
in Charleston with the Rev. Father Joe Ring officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Kansas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Sutton
& Son Funeral Home with a Wake Service at 7 p.m.

She was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Terre Haute, Ind., the
daughter of Roy Wesley and Rose Emma Wesnitzer
Pine. She married Willis A. Bell in 1930. He died in
1966.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Bell of Mattoon; one
daughter, Norma Jean Rardin of Kansas; one sister,
Annabelle E. Beltz of Marshall; and 10 grandchildren,
16 great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one infant son, four
brothers, three sisters, one granddaughter and one
great-grandson.

Mrs. Bell retired from the Goding Shoe Factory in Paris
and was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo
Catholic Church in Charleston.

Memorials may be made to the St. Charles Borromeo
Catholic Church in c/o Sutton & Son Funeral Home in
Paris.

Helen Chaplin

MATTOON-Helen Henderson Chaplin, 89, of Mattoon,
died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001), in North Carolina.

Arrangements are pending at the Mitchell-Jerdan
Funeral Home.

ROY R. CHAPLIN

Roy Robert Chaplin, age 86, of Mattoon, passed away
at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2001, at the
Prairie View Care Center of Charleston.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 10:30
a.m. on Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the
Reverend Dr. Mark Prevo officiating. Burial will follow
in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. this (Monday ) evening at the
funeral home.

Roy was born June 29, 1915 in Mattoon, a son of John
L. and Charlotte E. Matherly Chaplin. He married
Georgia "Maxine" Spoon on November 14, 1954, in
Mattoon. She passed away on August 4, 1994.

Survivors include one son, Robert Andrew "Bob" Tays
and wife Gaylene of Hanford, California; two brothers,
William Chaplin of Scottsdale, Arizona and Charley
Chaplin of Buffalo, Missouri; one half-sister, Genevieve
Osborn of Yuma, Arizona; one grandson, Blake
Chaplin of St. Peters, Missouri; and several nephews
and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two
sisters.

Mr. Chaplin retired in 1975 as a freight conductor after
thirty years of service with the Illinois Central Railroad.
He was a member of the Eagles Club, the Illinois
Central Alumnis and the U.T.U.

Daisy Copple

CASEY-Daisy S. Copple, 91, of Casey, formerly of
Arthur, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday (Sept. 7, 2001), at
Heartland Manor in Casey.

The graveside funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday at
the Arthur Cemetery with the Rev. Melvin Krutsinger
officiating. Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur is in
charge of the arrangements.

She was born Oct. 17, 1909, in Arthur, the daughter of
William and Jenny Partlow Sanders. She married Joe
Lewis in 1925. He died in 1968. She later married John
Copple and he died in 1980.

Surviving are one son, Robert Lewis of Hidalgo; one
daughter, Betty Lintchicum of Ada, Okla.; and eight
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Copple was a homemaker and member of the First
Baptist Church in Arthur.

Lois Farthing

HINDSBORO-Lois Marie Farthing, 87, of Hindsboro,
died at 7:38 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Taber Funeral Home in Oakland with Tony Crouch
officiating. Burial will be in VanVoorhis Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home.

She was born July 13, 1914, in West Salem, the
daughter of Elmer and Elsie Steffey Gaede. She married
Garold Farthing in 1934. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bill and Gary Farthing,
both of Oakland; three daughters, Janet Bruce of
Hindsboro, Joan Schaffner of Champaign, and Barbara
Gilhaus of Homer; one brother, Fred Gaede of Odessa,
Texas; and 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren,
and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Farthing was a homemaker and school bus driver
for Earl Manning. She was a member of the Jack Oak
Homemakers Club.

Memorials may be made to the Oakland Senior's Center
in Oakland.

Glen Funk

CASEY-Glen Norris Funk, 87, of Casey, died Sunday
(Sept. 9, 2001) .

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

Lillian Floreid Keeney

Lillian Floreid Keeney, 87, of Dunwoody, Georgia,
formerly of Arthur, died at 10:15 PM Friday, Sept. 7,
2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday,
Sept. 11, 2001 at the Arthur United Methodist Church
with Rev. Jim Elder as officiant. Burial will be in the
Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM
Monday at Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street,
Arthur.

Mrs. Keeney was born Aug. 17, 1914 in Charco, Texas,
a daughter of William and Olga Westbrook Sumners.
She married Guy Keeney in Champaign on March 25,
1946. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1970.

Survivors include 3 nieces, Dr. Sandra Sumners
Hoffman and her husband Roger of Atlanta, Georgia,
who was reared by Lil and Guy; and their two children,
Brent Hoffman of Gainsville, Georgia, and Dr. Stacey
Hoffman of Gainsville, Florida; Sharon Sumners Davis
and her husband Don of El Paso, Texas; and their two
children, Mike Davis and Daryl Davis; Joyce Thiele
Baker and her husband Jack of Denton, Texas; and their
three children, Dr. Jeffrey Baker, Jana McCall, and Julia
Baker; 1 nephew, Harry R. Thiele, III and his wife Judy
of Houston, Texas; and their son, Steven Baker; and
nieces and nephews of Guy Keeney.

She was preceded in death by 1 brother, Richard
Sumners, and 1 sister, Mary Sumners Thiele.

Mrs. Keeney was an elementary school teacher having
taught several years in rural schools in the Arthur area;
1948-1955 West Prairie rural school; 1956-1961
Fairview rural school; 1961-1968 Bolinger rural school;
1968-1977 Otto Attendance Center; and then substituted
1977-1982. She was awarded Outstanding Teacher of
the Year.

She was a member of the Arthur BPW, Arthur
American Legion Auxiliary, Douglas County Retired
Teachers, NEA, IEA, AEA, and held offices within
these organizations. She was a volunteer for PALS and
the Arthur Nursing Home. She was also a member of
the Arthur United Methodist Church. Memorials are
suggested to the church.

"Buck" Rue

CASEY­"Buck" Alonzo R. Rue, 84, of Casey, died at
10:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Burnsides
Nursing Center in Marshall.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
Markwell & Son Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev.
Kenny Inman officiating. Burial will be in Casey
Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1916 in Kansas, a son of Henry
Scott and Pearl Willison Rue. He married Alice Marie
Ripple on June 28, 1937 in Casey. She preceded him in
death on Feb. 3, 2001.

Surviving are eight sons, Robert Rue and wife Marsha
of Morton, Ron Rue and wife Sharon of Casey, Ben
Rue and wife Carol of Lawrenceville, John Rue and
wife Nancy of Peotone, Richard Rue and wife Kathy of
Houston, Texas, Tony Rue and wife Leah of Katy,
Texas, Jack Rue and wife Janeen of Martinsville, and
Rodney Rue of Pekin; four daughters, Mary Sue
Watson and husband Dick of Neoga, Bonnie Baird and
husband Don of Martinsville, Andrea Rue at home,
Julie Briggs and husband Chuck of Danville and
Melanie Evans and husband David of Friendswood,
Texas; one sister, Mabel Pine of Paris; 39 grandchildren,
32 great-grandchildren, and three
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, one
sister; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rodney (Debra Egan)
Rue; and one great-granddaughter, Kayrina Hinds.

Mr. Rue retired as a self-employed plasterer,
maintenance supervisor and bus driver for Casey
schools and was a member of Union Local #143.

Memorials may be made to the Casey White Oak
Church of God, 3305 E. 1000th Road, Casey, IL 62420.

HARRY D. SHANNON

CHARLESTON, IL­Harry D. Shannon, age 87 of
Charleston, passed away on Saturday, September 8,
2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Services
celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on
Thursday, September 13 (2001) with Reverend Ray
Allen officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday
evening from 5:00-7:00. Visitation will close with a
special Memorial Tribute conducted by the Ritual Team
of Charleston Elks B.P.O.E. #623, beginning at 6:45
p.m. Services and visitation will be at Adams Funeral
Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. Following
the services, interment will be held in Roselawn
Cemetery, Charleston.

Harry was born November 22, 1913 in Galesburg,
Illinois the son of Harry Drummond and Ethel E.
(Botruff) Shannon. He married Jeanette E. Stoke on
December 31, 1937 in Galesburg.

Survivors include his wife Jeanette of Charleston; three
daughters, Patricia Ann Shannon of Charleston, Karon
Rae Michel of Aliso Viejo, California and Kathleen Sue
Hale of Windermere, Florida; two granddaughters,
Robin Lynn Woods and her husband Harold of
Charleston and Nicole Marie Hale of Orlando, Florida;
and two great grandsons, Christopher Michael Tozzo
and Casey Daniel Tozzo, both of Miami, Florida. He
was preceded by his parents and one grandson, Kevin
Allen Banks.

Harry was a charter member of the Disciples of Christ
Christian Church of Charleston. He was a lifetime
member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
having joined in 1930 and was instrumental in the
founding of the Macomb, Illinois Jr. Chamber of
Commerce and served as its president on two
occasions. He was the recipient of the Elks Grand
Exalted Ruler's Commendation Award for Outstanding
Service and twice was voted "Elk of the Year". Harry
was a Military Veteran having served in World War II
with the United States Army and was discharged with
the rank of First Sergeant. Music was a life-long
passion of his, having played professionally in the
1930's with the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra in
Long Beach, California. While serving in the military,
he also was a member of the U.S. Army Concert Band.
In Macomb, Illinois he formed his own "Dixieland"
band, served as president of the Macomb Chapter of
SPEBSQSA and sang tenor in the Barbershop
Quartettes.

Harry retired in 1981 as Vice President with Parker
Industries, after having served as Sales Representative
and Sales Manager. Earlier he had served for sixteen
years as Appliance Division Manager for Sears,
Roebuck & Company. His success in sales and sales
management led him to write and publish the book, "Be
Your Own Sales Manager." Following his retirement,
Harry was a familiar figure at the Coles County
Courthouse where he served as a Court Deputy.

In addition to his love for music and sales, Harry
enjoyed auto racing, football, boxing, public speaking,
writing, creating poetry, gardening, hunting and fishing.
In his own words, he "totally" enjoyed steel fabrication
work in his own shop where he also refurbished
antiques.

Harry's family requests that memorials in his honor be
made to the Disciples of Christ Christian Church of
Charleston. Memorials may be made at the Services or
Visitation, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330
Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Ruby L. Workman

Ruby L. Workman, 79, of Shelbyville, died at 9:08 a.m.
Saturday, September 8, 2001 in Shelby Memorial
Hospital, Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Howe &
Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Dr. Bruce
Owens officiating. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery,
Shelbyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given
to the American Cancer Society or First United
Methodist Church of Shelbyville.

Mrs. Workman was born on December 28, 1921 in Ash
Grove Twp., the daughter of Clarence and Fawn Storm
Veech. She was a homemaker and partner in farming
with her husband. She was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Shelbyville where she was
active in United Methodist Women and was a teacher of
the Friendly Sunday School Class, Shelby County
Home Extension Todds Point Unit, Shelby Memorial
Hospital Auxiliary and was a former secretary and
member of the Shelby Memorial Hospital Board of
Directors. She married Wave Workman on September
24, 1939.

Surviving are her husband, Wave; and six nieces,
Patricia Williamson of Neoga, Carol Hinton of
Gainsville, Florida, Rose Kennedy of Poplar Bluff,
Missouri, Janet DeVoe of Somonauk, Cathy Workman
of St. Peters, Missouri, Vicki Burns of Carlinville, and
Judy Nelson of Belleville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one
brother, Rex Veech.

Sept. 8, 2001

Daisy Copple

CASEY - Daisy C. Copple, 92, of Casey, formerly of
Arthur, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at
Heartland Manor in Casey.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Shrader Funeral
Home in Arthur.

Eileen Kindall

SULLIVAN - Eileen M. Kendall, 75, of Sullivan, died at
1:15 a.m. Thursday (September 6, 2001) in her
residence.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Faith
Lutheran Church, Sullivan, with Pastor Paul McGhghy
officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the
Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, and at the church one
hour before services. Burial will be in the Greenhill
Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to
Lincolnland Hospice or to the Faith Lutheran Church.

Eileen was born November 17, 1925, in Villa Grove the
daughter of William and Freda Goebel Rieck. She was a
charter member of Faith Lutheran Church and served as
financial secretary in 1978, a member of Moultrie
County Democratic Women and the Sullivan Womens
Civic Club. She began working in 1963 for Circuit
Clerk Stanley Davis, then served as Chief Deputy
Circuit Clerk for Arthur Freesh until his death in 1982
and was appointed to fulfill his term and then was
elected Moultrie County Circuit Clerk in 1984, retiring
in 1988. She married Gaylen "Gay" M. Kendall on
November 8, 1947 in Camargo and he preceded her in
death on December 4, 1986.

Surviving are her son, Rieck Kendall and his wife Patti
of Sullivan; daughter, Mary Jo Brundage and her
husband Richard of Bath, New York; sister, Joan
Junkins of Savoy; grandchildren, Kari Rogers and Katy
Rodebaugh both of Sullivan, Richard (Ben) Brundage
of Bath, New York and one great grandson, Dalton
Rogers of Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
two brothers and one sister.

George Leonard

BEECH GROVE, Ind. - George Robert Leonard, 69, of
Beech Grove, Ind., formerly of Humboldt, died
Thursday (Sept. 6, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at the
Stirling-Gerber Funeral Home, Indianapolis, with
Pastor Philip J. Krupski officiating. Burial will be St.
John Lutheran Cemetery, Indianapolis. Visitation will
be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born June 17, 1932, in Humboldt, the son of
George and Thelma Kearney Leonard. He married Mary
A. McMichael in 1982; she survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Glen E. Leonard of
Mattoon, Robert Leonard of Kissimmee, Fla., Chris D.
Leonard of Shelbyville and Fred A. Leonard of
Mattoon; five daughters, Julia A. Fasking of Mattoon,
Donna S. Blackburn of Villa Grove, Tena M. Logan of
Mattoon, Patricia L. Robison of Neoga and Tracy D.
Carey of Beech Grove, Ind.; one brother, Thomas W.
Leonard of Beech Grove; one sister, Jane Stogsdill of
Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Leonard was a truck driver for 17 years for
Controlled Temperature Transit in Indianapolis, a
driver for ABC Auto Auction for six months and
former truck driver for NAB. He was a member of the
St. John Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, and the
American Military Heritage Foundation.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice, Beech
Grove, Ind., or Now Finish the Work Fund c/o St. John
Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.

Ruth Vest

ARCOLA - Ruth Vest, 71, of Arcola, died at 4:25 p.m.
Thursday (Sept. 6, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Edwards Funeral
Home, Arcola, with the Rev. Joseph Allen officiating.
Burial will be in Villa Grove Cemetery, Villa Grove.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the
funeral home.

She was born July 27, 1927, in Hindsboro, the daughter
of John and Dorothy Swift Vest.

Survivors include one brother, James Gilmer of Villa
Grove.

Miss Vest lived at the Hope House in Arcola and
participated in the CCAR Senior Program in Charleston
for several years.

Memorials may be made to the Hope House in Arcola.

Sept. 7, 2001

John Bahney

NEOGA, Illinois ­ John T. Bahney, 86, of Neoga,
Illinois, died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2001
at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at
the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, in Neoga, with the
Rev. Steve Massengill officiating. Visitation will be 6-8
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at the funeral home. A
graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at
the Stine Cemetery near St. James, Ill.

He was born January 22, 1915, in Vandalia, Illinois, a
son of Bert and Carrie (Yarber) Bahney. He married Ina
Stein on February 12, 1939 in St. Elmo, Illinois; she
died on May 15, 1950. He married N. Jane Swarm on
March 8, 1951 in Piggott, Arkansas; she died on April
25, 1997.

Survivors include three sons, Lyndal Bahney and wife
Marilyn of Colony, Kansas, Larry Bahney and wife
Tami of North Canton, Ohio and David Bahney of
Charleston, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis
(Linda) Perry of Mattoon, Ill., Mrs. Danny (Mary)
Bolyard of Effingham, Ill. and Donna Noffke of
Mattoon, Ill.; sister, Mrs. Willa Mae "Peg" Cutright of
Casey, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Bahney was a pipefitter. He attended the Free
Methodist Church in Neoga and was a member of Local
No. 146 of Savoy, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian
Village in Neoga, Ill.

Bernice Carter

LOVINGTON ­ Bernice Marie Carter, 80, of Lovington,
died at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2001, in St.
Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington, visitation
will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Burial will be in the Keller Cemetery, Lovington.
Memorials: Lovington Ambulance Department or
Donor's Choice.

She was born on June 5, 1921, in Red Boiling Springs,
TN., the daughter of John and Eliza Jane Hammer
Dotson. She retired from the Brown Shoe Company
and Swithcraft in Sullivan. She was a member of the
Baptist Church in Lovington. She married Aldridge B.
Carter on January 21, 1939, in Scottsville, Ky., and he
survives.

Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Smith and
husband Grant; Sandy Cook and husband Randy,
Becky Wells and husband Don all of Mt. Zion; sister,
Laviryl Blankenship of Lafayette, TN., 1 granddaughter,
5 grandsons, 5 step grandchildren, 7
great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and 3
sisters.


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