Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Thomas Boehm

SHELBYVILLE­Thomas Glen Boehm, 41, of Shelbyville, died at 1:25
a.m. Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001).

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lockart & Sons Funeral
Home in Shelbyville with the Rev. Greg Robbins officiating. Burial will be
in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.

He was born May 29, 1960, the son of Glen and Janet Kelly Boehm. He
married Sandy Cutler. He later married Theresa Drone in 2000. She
survives.

Also surviving are his father and step-mother, Glen and Pauline Boehm;
two sons, Brandon Boehm of Findlay and Ryan Boehm of Shelbyville; four
step-daughters, Candace Salmons, Nikcol Boehme, Michelle Boehme and
Wendy Boehme, all of Lakewood; four brothers, David Boehm of Oreana,
Gerald Boehm, Larry Boehm and Danny Boehm, all of Shelbyville; four
sisters, Carol Wharmby of Agoura Hills, Calif., Mary Perry of Mattoon,
Janet Musser of Westervelt, and Lisa Ballinger of Shelbyville; two
step-brothers, Glen Johnson of Findlay, Stanley Johnson of Shelbyville;
three step-sisters, Donna Oldham of Findlay, Kathy Swarms of Shelbyville
and Virginia Defend of Monticello; and one grandson and one
step-granddaughter.

Mr. Boehm was employed by GSI in Assumption. He was a member of the
Westervelt Christian Church.

Nancy Britton

CHARLESTON­Nancy Elizabeth McCoy Britton, 51, of Charleston,
formerly of Edgar County, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at
her residence.

Following cremation, the memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday
at the Stewart & Carroll Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Singer officiating.
Burial of cremains will be in Little Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be two
hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Paris, the daughter of Byron Guyon and
Alice Hanks McCoy. She married Gordon Clayton Britton in 1971. He died
in 1995.

Surviving are two sons, Sean McCoy Britton of Royal Oak, Mich., and Ian
McCoy of Terre Haute, Ind.; two sisters, Jean Lee LaForest of Knoxville,
Tenn., and Donna Jane Sheley of Jerseyville; and several nieces and
nephews.

Mrs. Britton was an instructor in the English Department and counselor
with the TRIO program, both at Eastern Illinois University. She was a
member of League of Women Voters, ACLU and Women of the Moose.

Memorials may be made to TRIO: Student Support Services, c/o EIU
Foundation, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920.

Charles Montgomery

CHARLESTON­Charles J. Montgomery, 92, of Charleston, died Sunday
(Sept. 23, 2001) at Hilltop Convalescent Care Center.

Arrangements are pending at Adams Funeral Chapel.

ANNA SCALES MYLER

Anna Scales Myler, age 93, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:20 a.m. on
Saturday, September 22, 2001, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 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 from
5:00-7:00 p.m. this (Monday) evening at the funeral home.

Annie was born October 26, 1907 in Mattoon, a daughter of Robert and
Stella Mae Rhinehart Scales. She married Dorsey Myler. He preceded in
death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three
brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Myler Hoefler of Mattoon; one
granddaughter, Donna Clark and husband Terry of Mattoon; one grandson,
Charles "Dan" Hoefler of Mattoon; six great-grandchildren, Doug French
and wife Becky of Lakemoor, Ill., Heather Dodson-Butler and husband
Brian of Mattoon, Christopher Hoefler of Champaign, Cara Hoefler, Alex
Hoefler and Sarah Hoefler, all of Mattoon; three
great-great-granddaughters, Brianna Butler, Layden Butler and Caitlin
Wheeler, all of Mattoon; one special niece, Annetta Kerans and husband
Ronald of Mattoon; and special friends, Carol Maxey, Sally Daugherty and
Karen and Rick Easton, all of Mattoon.

Annie was formerly the manager of the restaurant at the Etog Bowling in
Mattoon. She taught many Mattoon and area children how to bowl while
serving as a Youth Bowling Coach. She also served as a board member of
the American Junior Bowling Congress. Annie also loved animals and had
adopted several from the Animal Shelter.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Genesis Animal Rescue.

Robert Sparks

MATTOON­Robert Edward Sparks, age 86, of Mattoon, passed away at
10:05 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah
Home.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo Cemetery with
Reverend Tim Pearce officiating. There will be no visitation. The
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Edward Sparks was born March 17, 1915 at Toledo, Illinois, a son
of Charles Wesley and Bertha Florence Gentry Sparks. He married Mildred
L. Oliver July 4, 1950, she preceded him in death October 20, 1978.

Surviving are two brothers, Jesse Sparks of Toledo and Frederick H.
Sparks of Ocala, Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Kotera of Superior,
Wisconsin, Mrs. Dale (Rachel) Decker of Toledo and Mrs. Charles (Viola)
Russell of Toledo; and one sister-in-law, Mary Sparks of Effingham. He
was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles T., Levi, Benjamin, Osba
and Rufus Sparks.

Mr. Sparks was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a
retired electrician for Fred Biggs Electric.

Charles L. Stewart

Charles L. Stewart, formerly of the Charleston area, age 79, passed away
Saturday, September 22, 2001 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Charles was born
in Illinois on November 16, 1921, son of the late Arron and Althea (Dillon)
Stewart. During World War II he served his country as a member of the
United States Army, and was proud to be a Life Member of the VFW Post
#1592 of Charleston, Illinois. After his discharge from the armed forces in
June of 1945, he married the former Ann Shoda on September 22, 1945.
At the time of his death, Charles and Ann were married fifty-six years. He
worked for many years as a lineman for and Illinois electric utility. Charles
is survived by his wife: Ann Stewart of Kaukauna, Wisconsin; a daughter:
Joyce (Cal) Martin of Kaukauna, Wisconsin; two granddaughters: Camille
(Rafael) Navarro of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Annette (Nick) Kern of
Appleton; four nephews: David Sertich of Chicago; John (Becky) Sertich of
Glen Carbon, Illinois; Michael Sertich of St. Louis, Missouri; Bob Bristol of
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law: Lillian Bristol of St. Louis,
Missouri; and by his special friends Tom and Ruth Rigdon of Pana, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Michael Martin in 1972
and Suzette Martin in 1984; brothers Noble Stewart and Russell Stewart;
and by four infant sisters. A prayer service in Charles' memory was held at
7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. The members of Electric City Post
#3319 of the VFW presented military memorial rites following the prayers
service. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna. Greenwood
Fargo Funeral Home in Kaukauna, Wisconsin was in charge of the
arrangements.

James Swann

CHARLESTON­James B. Swann, Jr., age 82, of Apache Junction, Ariz.,
died at 1:50 p.m. Friday (Sept. 21, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harper-Swickard
Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Boaz officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m.

He was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Charleston, the son of James B. and Faye
Alsop Swann. He married Margaret Wilson in 1940. She survives.

Mr. Swann was a retired engineer at Eastern Illinois University. He was a
member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society

Sept. 22, 2001

Francis Bailey

GALESBURG - Francis E. "Buck" Bailey, 75, of Galesburg, died at 6:38
p.m. Monday (Sept. 17, 2001) at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

The funeral was 3:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in
Galesburg with the Rev. Scott Grulke and Marilyn Anell officiating. Burial
was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.

He was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Toponas, Colo., the son of James R. and
Cora Ellen Adams Bailey. He married Mary Ann Sullens in 1951; she
survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dr. James R. Bailey of Washington, D.C.; two
daughters, Leanne Schuneman of Western Springs and Cindy Shanahan of
New Concord, Ohio; two sisters, Sharon Nickl of Chesterfield, Mo., and
Florence Woodyard of Charleston; and six grandchildren.

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

Mr. Bailey was a past president of the Galesburg Life Underwriters. He
was a World War II veteran, and member of the Masonic Lodge and
Institute of Certified Financial Planners.

Memorials may be made to the Frances Dianne Bailey Scholarship Fund at
the First United Methodist Church in Galesburg.

Lloyd Cochran

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - Lloyd Grant Cochran, 86, of Mercer Island,
Wash., died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue,
Wash.

The funeral was 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Monica Catholic Church in Mercer
Island, Wash. Burial was in Holyrod Cemetery in Shoreline, Wash. The
Green Funeral Home in Bellevue, Wash., was in charge of the
arrangements.

He was born March 9, 1915, in Sullivan, the son of Grant and Ethyl Collins
Cocharan. He married Eunice Johnson in 1942; she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Gerald Cochran of Derby, Kan., and Steve
Cochran of Livermore, Calif.; one daughter, Kathy Cochran of Seattle; two
brothers, Don Cochran of Sullivan and Leon Cochran of New Bern, N.C.;
three sisters, Nona Neal of Urbana, Helen Yelvington of Mattoon and
Melba Strong of Clearmont, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.

Mr. Cochran retired from the Aerospace Division of Boeing Corp. He was
a member of the Woodlake Condominiums Association.

Warren Croy

TOLEDO­Warren E. Croy, 81, of Toledo, passed away at 6:35 p.m.
Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Convalescent Care Center in Mattoon.

The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Barkley Funeral
Home in Toledo. Burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Warren was born August 12, 1920 in Toledo, the son of Wm. Elmer and
Letta (Ralston) Croy. He married Ruth Grissom on June 6, 1942. She
preceded him in death on March 3, 2001.

Surviving are two sons, John Croy and his wife Linda of Toledo and David
Croy and his wife Corinthia of Lerna; three daughters, Evelyn Young and
her husband John of Toledo, Sheri Lindsay and her husband Tom of
Springfield, and Debra Barnes and her husband Mike of Toledo; and 14
grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Croy was a farmer and seed corn salesman for 30 years. He owned C
& K Implement in Toledo for many years. Warren was a member of the
Cumberland County Farm Bureau.

Frances Moberley

MATTOON-Frances Moberley, age 67, of Mattoon, formerly of Gays,
passed away at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2001, at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2001 at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, with Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating.
Interment will be in Windsor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Frances Moberley was born September 13, 1934 at Detroit, Michigan, a
daughter of James and Rita Stevens Hoback. She married Ralph Moberley
May 12, 1951 at the First Baptist Church in Mattoon, he preceded her in
death January 14, 1997. She is survived by her children, Jan Austin of
Neoga, Becki Anderson of Mattoon, Don Moberley and his wife Melissa,
Marla Leasher and her husband Bill of Neoga. A brother, Jim Hoback and
his wife Joyce of Decatur; a sister, Betty Shorter and her husband Bill of
Pluto, Missouri; and sisters-in-law Elenore Moberley of Sun City, Arizona
and Edith Moberley of Mattoon also survive. Frances leaves her
grandchildren, Tabi Leasher, Bruce Austin, Ben Austin, Jaymee Farrier,
Michelle Farrier, Ryan Farrier, Don Moberley, Jason Hypes and Jenna
Leasher and great-grandchildren Tyler, Torey and Trey Leasher and
Mercedez Austin.

Frances was a member of the Gays Christian Church and Royal Neighbors
of America. She enjoyed her life with her husband of over forty years.
Frances spent much time doing things for her family and others such as
cooking and baking wedding cakes. She thoroughly loved time spent with
her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her life was especially enriched
the past two years with her youngest grandchild Jenna.

Sept. 21, 2001

DUSTY ALLEN MITCHELL

Dusty Allen Mitchell, 15, of Mattoon died at 8:25 AM Thursday September
20, 2001 at the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

Funeral Service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday,
September 22, 2001, at the Epperson Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Al Groner
officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until time of service.
Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery.

Dusty was born June 20, 1986 in Mattoon, the son of Lewis Allen and
Sonya Renea (Cowger) Mitchell. He is survived by his parents, of Mattoon;
one sister, Ashley Mitchell of Mattoon; Grandfather, Albert Mitchell of
Mattoon; Grandmother, Betty Cowger of Mattoon; and Grandmother, Bev
Dengler of Greenup. Several Aunts and Uncles and many friends also
survive him.

Dusty was a sophomore in High School. He had a great love for sports
where he earned his letterman In football his freshman year. Dusty was
also an avid skater as well. He was always helpful to others and always on
the go but always with a smile. He had a great love for all his friends, and a
great love for life in general. Dusty was a member of the First Southern
Baptist Church in Mattoon.

Memorials may be made to Dusty's family in care of the EPPERSON
FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1313 So. 9th St., Mattoon, IL.

Peyton Humphrey

HUMBOLDT - Peyton Elizabeth Humphrey, infant daughter of Cory and
Tamara Dowell Humphrey, was stillborn at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept.
19, 2001) at the family's residence in Humboldt.

A private graveside service will be held at the Arcola Cemetery. The
Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents of Humboldt; paternal grandparents, Robert
and Audrey Humphrey of Arcola; and paternal great-grandmothers, Wanda
Reynolds of Arcola and Doris Humphrey of Atwood.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents and
great-grandfathers.

Iva Oye

ARTHUR - Iva P. Oye, 95, of Arthur, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday (Sept.
18, 2001) in The Arthur Home, Arthur.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Arthur. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be one
hour before the service at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 7, 1906, in Tompkinsville, Ky., the daughter of Clyde
and Nancy Ford Hale. She married Michael Oye in 1924; he died in 1992.

Survivors include one sister, Thelma Drew of Oakdale, Calif.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, two brothers and two
sisters.

Mrs. Oye was a member of the First Baptist Church, Arthur.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Arthur.

JUDITH K. (McNUTT) SAMUELSON

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Judith K. Samuelson, age 61, of Scottsdale, Arizona
and formerly of Charleston, passed away at her home on September 3,
2001 after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Friends are
invited to attend Memorial Services celebrating her life at 1:30 p.m. on
Sunday, September 23, 2001 at the Wesley United Methodist Church,
2206 Fourth Street in Charleston. Reverend Dale Beck will officiate.

Judith was born August 31, 1940 in Charleston, the daughter of Jack T.
and June (Featherstun) McNutt. She married Orion Samuelson on August
31, 1974 in Charleston.

Survivors include her husband Orion of Northbrook, Illinois; a step
daughter, Kathryn Samuelson, also of Northbrook; one step son, David
Samuelson and his wife Carla of St. Charles, Illinois; her father, Jack
McNutt and step mother Reata of Charleston; one brother, James McNutt
and his wife Sabina of Charleston; and one sister, Lynn Cunningham and
her husband Gary of Pontiac, Illinois. She was preceded by her mother.

Judith spent much of her life in Chicago, successfully pursuing a career in
communications and advertising. Her interest in Las Madrinas, the auxiliary
of the Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped, was the catalyst
responsible for her close relationship with the Scottsdale, Ariz., community,
a relationship that began in the late 1980's. She served as Chairperson of
Las Madrinas' annual fund-raising gala for several years.

In lieu of flowers, Judith's family requests that memorials in her honor be
made to Lincolnland Hospice, American Red Cross or ALS Foundation.
Memorial Gifts may be made at the Services or mailed to Jim McNutt, 511
Taft, Charleston, IL 61920.

Sept. 20, 2001

Virginia "Ginny" Dolan

SULLIVAN ­ Virginia "Ginny" Grace Dolan, 80 of Indianapolis, Indiana,
formerly of Sullivan died at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday (September 18, 2001) in
Community North Hospital, Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home,
Sullivan with Rev. Dr. David Leslie officiating. Visitation will be two hours
before services. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. A memorial
services will also be held in the Third Christian Church, Indianapolis at a
later date. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross or the
donor's choice.

Virginia was born March 16,1921 in rural Sullivan the daughter of John H.
and V. Grace Bracken Dolan. She graduated from the Two Mile School
and Sullivan High School before earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education
from Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College, Charleston, IL and a Master's
Degree from Teacher's College ­ Columbia University, New York, New
York. She began her teaching career at Webber School in Saginaw,
Michigan and then taught as a primary teacher in the Indianapolis Public
Schools at Schools # 85, 73, and 87, for a career of forty-two years of
teaching.

Virginia was an active member of the Third Christian Church, Indianapolis,
IN., serving as an Elder, department chairperson, and Past President of the
Christian Women's Fellowship. She was actively involved in many
organizations including the Delta Kappa Gamma Society ­ Beta Chapter
(Teacher Honorary Society ­ past president); Women's Department Club,
former member and past-president of the Meridian Toastmistress Club and
Past State President of the Toastmistress Clubs.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Jean Dolan of Decatur; brother, Gerald
Dolan and his wife Norma of Sullivan; nieces, Nancy Kuhns and her
husband Ervin, Melissa Dolan both of Sullivan, Eudora Drollinger and her
husband Ken of Windsor; great nieces and nephews, Ben and Carrie
Kuhns, Brett Drollinger and Emily Hudson. She was preceded in death by
her parents and grandparents.

Martha Wichman

CHARLESTON ­ Martha Ann Wichman, 64, of Charleston, formerly of
Seymour, Ind., died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19, 2001) at Prairie
View Care Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Riverview Cemetery, in
Seymour, Ind., with the Rev. Douglas Heiman officiating. The Caudill-King
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 22, 1936, in Seymour, Ind., a daughter of Clarence and
Anna Schmidt Wichman.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Art (Eunice) Snider of Charleston; a
nephew, Robert Snider of Granville.

Miss Wichman was a member of the United Methodist Church in
Charleston.

Harry Wilson

SULLIVAN ­ Mr. Harry V. Wilson, Jr., 66, of Sullivan, died at 12:30 a.m.
Monday, September 17, 2001, in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in
Houston, Texas.

Private family services will be Friday, September 21, 2001, in the church in
Fairview, IL. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Burial will be in Fairview
Cemetery, Fairview, IL. Memorials: Moultrie County Chapter American
Cancer Society.

Mr. Wilson was born on January 21, 1935, the son of Harry V. and Gladys
Ramp Wilson. He was C.E.O. of the First National Bank of Sullivan. He
belonged to numerous clubs and organizations. He married Mary Jane
Brown on May 1, 1978, in Urbana.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane of Sullivan, mother; Gladys Wilson
of Galva; son, Henry M.B. Wilson and Wanda of Sullivan; three
grandchildren, Henry M.B. Wilson III, Ashlie Nicole Wilson, Brooklyn
Dawn Wilson all of Sullivan; sister, Cheryl Weber and husband Richard of
Galva.

He was preceded in death by 3 sons, 1 daughter, and father.

Sept. 19, 2001

Nellie Beals

TOLEDO - Nellie L. Beals, 83, of Neoga, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday (Sept.
17, 2001) at Springfield Memorial Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home,
Toledo, with the Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Janesville
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at
the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Lyford, Ind., the daughter of Hugh and
Viola Lippincott Blackburn. She married Dale L. Helm in 1934; he
preceded her in death. She married John S. Beals in 1963; he also preceded
her in death.

Survivors include one son, James L. Helm of Mattoon; two daughters,
Shirley Frazier of Stewardson and Dorothy Ames of Lerna; one sister,
Mary Drum of Mattoon; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and
three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, four brothers, one sister, two
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Beals was a homemaker.

Virginia Dolan

INDIANAPOLIS - Virginia G. Dolan, 80, of Indianapolis, formerly of
Sullivan, died at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2001) in Community North
Hospital, Indianapolis.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Charles Malatesta

RIVER FOREST - The Rev. Charles Reginald Malatesta, 85, formerly of
Mattoon, died Monday (Sept. 17, 2001).

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Aquinas Priory in
River Forest. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7
p.m. today; Office for the Dead at 7 p.m. at the Priory. The Smith
Corcoran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Mattoon, the son of Lawrence and Margaret Peter
Malatesta.

Survivors include one sister, Mary M. Malatesta of Indianapolis.

Memorials may be made to the Society for Vocational Support, c/o
Dominican Provincial Office, Chicago.

Betty Whitlock

CISCO - Betty Jean Whitlock, 80, of Cisco, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday
(Sept. 15, 2001) at The Carle Arbours in Savoy.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home
in Monticello. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.
Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

She was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Bondville, the daughter of Fred and
Elizabeth Whiton Wendt. She married Stanley Meade Whitlock in 1948; he
died in 1985.

Survivors include one son, John Whitlock of Charleston; six grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.

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

Mrs. Whitlock was a receptionist for Dr. William Mundt and a caretaker.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Monticello and the
Cisco United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Donald Bartholomew

URBANA, ILLINOIS - Donald Joseph Bartholomew, 77, of Urbana,
formerly of Neoga and Arcola, died at 4:40 AM Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at
his residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001
at the Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola, with Rev.
Doug Maris officiating. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery with military
rites by the Arcola VFW. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday
at the funeral home.

Mr. Bartholomew was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Arcola, a son of Arthur and
Mabrey Woodin Bartholomew. He married Virginia McGregor in Arcola on
Feb. 26, 1943. She preceded him in death on Sept. 16, 1998. He then
married Louise Banning Carwile in Champaign on June 9, 1999. She
survives.

Besides his wife Louise of Urbana, he is survived by 2 sons, Duan
Bartholomew and wife Mary Lynn of Decatur, Dean Bartholomew and
wife Phyllis of New Caney, Texas; 3 daughters, Kay Rosensteel and
husband Robert of Mandeville, Louisiana; Dianne Frank and husband
Robert of Charleston; Debora Peters and husband Mark of Neoga; 2
stepsons, Morris Carwile of Cape Girardo, Missouri, Russell Carwile of
Pesotum; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; and
3 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 son and 1
brother.

Mr. Bartholomew retired from U.S.I. Chemical Corporation, Tuscola, after
25 years as a lab technician and farmed. He was a member of the First
Christian Church of Champaign and the Arcola VFW.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European theater. He was
awarded the Bronze Star.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Champaign or
Provena Covenant Hospice.

GERALD S. BRIGHT

ARCOLA - Gerald S. Bright, 78, of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:55 p.m.
Monday, September 17, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2001
at the Edwards Funeral Home 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL. Rev. Dave
Dolan will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at the funeral home.

Gerald was born July 29, 1923 in Humboldt, IL. He was a son of Francis
Marion and Helen Mildred (Sexton) Bright. He married Eleanor Ruth
Brown on March 12, 1946 in Arcola, IL.

Survivors include: His wife: Eleanor Bright of Arcola, IL; 3 sons: Roger
Bright and his wife Johnetta of Arcola, IL, Stephen Bright and his wife
Paula of Mattoon, IL, Paul Bright and his wife Michelle of Arcola, IL; 3
sisters: Joyce Harrington and her husband John of Oakwood, IL, Martha
Ehrsam and her husband Jerome of Sidney, Kay Atteberry and her
husband Alan of Champaign, IL; 6 Grandchildren: Todd Bright and his wife
Heather of Arcola, IL, Taisha Chapman and her husband Dana of
Humboldt, IL, Dawn Owen and her husband Whit of Mattoon, IL, Joshua
Bright of Mattoon, IL, Lucas and Matthew Bright of Arcola, IL; 7
Great-grandchildren: Caleb Bright, Dustin, Eric and Lindsey Chapman,
Zachary, Andy and Elizabeth Owen

His parents, 2 brothers, Ronnie and Junior; 1 sister, Mrs. Edward (Rose
Mary) Biscupski preceded him in death.

Gerald farmed in the Arcola area his entire life.

Gerald was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a Private First Class and
received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the New Life Tabernacle
in Sullivan, IL and also a member of the Disabled American Veterans
Association.

Jerry loved gardening & watching things grow - also he was an avid bird
watcher. He took great pleasure in being with his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren who loved to hear his many "war stories," Jerry was a
one in a million husband - father and grandfather. His life was centered on
his love of the Lord and was a faithful child of God.

Memorials May Be Made To: The American Cancer Society or the
American Diabetes Association.

Donna Frances Wall

Donna Frances Wall, age 63, of 2215 Richmond Avenue, Manitowoc, died
Sunday, September 16, 2001, at her home surrounded by her family
following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2001,
at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic
Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev.
Gerald Foley with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.

She was born July 8, 1938, in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Steve and
Hattie Hinesh Skarvan. Donna grew up and was educated in Manitowoc.
She was a graduate of Holy Innocents Catholic Grade School and Lincoln
High School, Class of 1956. on September, 17, 1960, she married George
E. Wall. Donna was a homemaker until 1977. She then started her 24 year
career with the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA in the front office. Donna
was the tennis secretary for many years until her retirement in June 2001.
She received the Red Triangle Award in 1990 for her dedicated service to
the YMCA. Donna enjoyed camping and riding her bicycle. Donna was a
member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church where she enjoyed singing with
the Mixed Choir. She also enjoyed walking with her husband and spending
time with her grandchildren and her granddog, Nala.

Survivors include her husband, George Wall, Manitowoc; four sons and
daughters-in-law, Michael & Sallie Wall, Mattoon, Illinois, Mark & Lesley
Wall, Kennewick, WA, Steven & Katie Wall, Manitowoc, Brian & Karmen
Wall, Green Bay; five grandchildren, Samantha, Aaron, Joshua, Courtney
and Bryson; two sisters-in-law, Romana (Skarvan) Wesely and Lorraine
Marsh and a brother-in-law, Hubert Wall. Also surviving are nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Steve & Hattie Hinesh Sharvan; a brother, Leo Skarvan; her
mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clara & Gust P. Wall Jr.; a
granddaughter, Breanna Marie Wall; a nephew, Joseph Lee Skarvan and
three brothers-in-law, Donald S. Wall, Jimmy Bonk and Larry Marsh.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, 928
S. 14th Street, Manitowoc, (920-684-4642) from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
(TODAY) where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. led by Deacon
Paul Kieffer.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Holy Family
Memorial Cancer Center and the YMCA.

Marian Eron Caudill

MATTOON - Marian Eron Caudill, age 83, of LaGrange, Illinois, formerly
of Kansas and Mattoon, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Monday, September,
18, 2001 at LaGrange Community Hospital, LaGrange, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Noon Friday, September 21, 2001 at the
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating.
Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Marian Eron Caudill was born August 18, 1918, at Westfield, Illinois, a
daughter of Jesse and Myrle Bennett McDaniel. She married Harold "Jack"
Caudill November 23, 1937 at Sullivan, Indiana; he preceded her in death
October 27, 1990. Her daughter, Cyndy Kaspar of Berwyn, Illinois,
Grandchildren, Crystal Jerz and her husband Jerry of Wilmington, Illinois
and Tamara Kaspar of Plainfield, Illinois survive her. Three
great-grandchildren, Jerry, Johnny and Misty Jerz also survive as well as a
sister, Evelyn McCloud of Nederland, Texas.
 
 

Sept. 18, 2001

Donald Bartholomew

URBANA - Donald Joseph Bartholomew, 77, of Urbana, formerly of
Neoga and Arcola, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday (Sept. 17, 2001) at his
residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola,
with the Rev. Doug Maris officiating. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery
with military rites by the Arcola VFW. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Arcola, the son of Arthur and Mabrey
Woodin Bartholomew. He married Virginia McGregor in 1943; she died in
1998. He married Louise Banning Carwile in 1999; she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Duan Bartholomew of Decatur and Dean
Bartholomew of New Caney, Texas; three daughters, Kay Rosensteel of
Mandeville, La., Dianne Frank of Charleston and Debora Peters of Neoga;
two stepsons, Morris Carwile of Cape Girardo, Mo., and Russell Carwile of
Pesotum; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four
stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Bartholomew retired from USI Chemical Corporation, Tuscola, after
25 years as a lab technician and farmed. He was a member of the First
Christian Church of Champaign and the Arcola VFW. He was a veteran of
World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Champaign of
Provena Covenant Hospice.

Mary Goble

CASEY - Mary Linder Goble, 103, of Casey, died at 2:02 p.m. Monday
(Sept. 17, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Markwell Funeral Home, Casey,
with minister Mark Kaley officiating. Burial will be in Casey Cumberland
Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 25, 1898, in Casey, the daughter of Bruce B. and Mae
Heffley Wood. She married Charles "Herb" Goble in 1918; he died in
1982.

Survivors include two sons, James Goble of Dallas and Robert Goble of
Casey; one daughter, Joanne Downey of Martinsville; one sister, Helen
Mosier of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Goble was a homemaker. She was a member of Casey United
Methodist Church, Heartland Manor Service League, Casey Airport
Booster Club, Casey Country Club and bridge clubs, and Daughters of the
American Revolution.

Memorials may be made to Casey United Methodist Church or Casey
Memorial Library.

Albert Levitt

OLNEY - Albert Jason Levitt, 76, of Olney, died at 2:33 p.m. Sunday
(Sept. 16, 2001) at Burgin Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Summers-Kistler Funeral
Home, Olney, with the Rev. Randy Mullinax officiating. Burial with
military rites will be in Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Jasper County, the son of Albert and Naomi
Semple Levitt. He married Georgia Louise "Babe" Taylor in 1945; she died
in 1987.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Levitt of Alma, Dennis Levitt of
Norris City and Michael Levitt of Olney; three daughters, Janet Wells of
Noble, and Robin Rodriquez and Randee Krup, both of Mt. Carmel;
stepmother, Grace Nixon of Decatur; one brother, Maurice Levitt of
Neoga; two sisters, Carol Cole of Lexington and Marjorie Kibler of
Decatur; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son and one grandchild.

Mr. Levitt was self-employed in refrigeration repair. He was a Navy
veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Mary E. Chapman

Mary E. Chapman, 84, of Arcola, IL passed away at 5:15 a.m. Sunday,
September 16, 2001 at Arcola Health Care Center in Arcola, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2001
at the First Christian Church in Arcola, IL. Dick Miller will officiate. Burial
will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign, IL. Visitation will
be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on today, September 18, 2001 at the Edwards
Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL.

Mary was born January 18, 1917 in Tolono, IL. She was a daughter of
Roland B. and Addie (Bickel) Little. She married Harlan Earl Chapman on
April 26, 1936 in Tolono, IL. He passed away on March 1, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Ted Chapman and his wife Patty of
Taylorville, IL and Stanley Chapman and his wife Sue of San Francisco,
CA; two daughters, Chlora Little and her husband Byron of Arcola, IL and
Dixie Maninfior of Neoga, IL; nine grandchildren, Clyde Stoedter of
Taylorville, IL, Jacob and Lincoln Chapman of San Francisco, CA, Darrell
Little of Staunton, VA, Michele Lindenmeyer and her husband Mitch of
Arcola, IL, Angie Hobgood and her husband Brent of Olivette, IL, Mark
Maninfior and his wife Susan, Jeff Maninfior and his wife Amy and Miles
Maninfior and his wife Kelly, all of Mattoon, IL.; thirteen
great-grandchildren, Madison Stoedter, Jordan, Jared and Kaurie
Lindenmeyer, Brandon, Justin and Morgan Rose Hobgood, Dustin, Derek
and Whitney Maninfior, Blake and Nick Maninifior, and Maddison
Maninfior; and three brothers, Lewis Little and his wife Jean of Leroy, IL,
Joe Little of Moweaqua, IL, and George Little and his wife Joyce of
Urbana, IL.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, one brother,
Roland B. Little Jr., and one sister, Helen Sydebotham.

Mary was a member of the First Christian Church of Arcola, IL and the
Christian Women's Fellowship at the church. She was a member of the
Douglas County Home Extension. She enjoyed sewing, gardening as well as
canning.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Arcola, IL.

Sept. 17, 2001

Elmer Wallace

HAVANA­Elmer Verne Wallace, 78, of Havana died Friday (Sept. 14,
2001) at his residence.

The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Laurel Cemetery in
Havana. Arrangements are by Hurley Funeral Home in Havana. Local
arrangements by Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor.

He was born in Windsor, the son of Verne and Daisy Bowman Wallace.

Surviving are two sons, Stuart Wallace of Havana and Denny Wallace of
Osage Beach, Mo.; one sister, Evelyn Lovins of Windsor; two
grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Mr. Wallace was a previous manager of the FS in Havana and a World
War II Army veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Windsor Christian
Church.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Hazel Woodard

WESTFIELD­Hazel K. Woodard, 88, of Westfield, passed away at 8:33
a.m. Sunday (Sept. 16, 2001) at the Paris Community Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Markwell & Son
Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Joe Grozik officiating. Burial will be in
Maple Hill Cemetery in Westfield. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home in Casey.

Hazel was born Nov. 18, 1912 in Westfield, the daughter of Earl Clark and
Nancy E. Welsh Hammond. She married M.E. "Mart" Woodard on June 6,
1936 in Martinsville. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1998.

Surviving are her two daughters, Bette Young and her husband Ron of
Westfield and Sue Stults of Paris; one sister, Reba Laws of Ft Wayne, Ind.;
six grandchildren, Julie Davis and her husband David and Steve Lamb and
his wife Sandra, all of Westfield, Rebecca Winchester of St. Peters, Mo.,
Nancy Young and her husband Bill of St. Charles, Mo., Kristi Knowles and
her husband James of Marshall, and Jason Stults of Paris; and nine
great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Woodard was a homemaker and member of the Westfield United
Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Westfield Homecoming Committee.

Norma Daniels

BETHANY­Mrs. Norma Elaine Daniels, 76, of Bethany, died at 12:10
p.m. September 15, 2001, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2001, in the
First Christian Church, Bethany, visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial will be
in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials: First
Christian Church, Bethany.

Mrs. Daniels was born on May 3, 1925, in Lovington, the daughter of Otho
W. and Vivian Gladville Snyder. She was a retired telephone operator in
Dalton City, graduate of Brown Business College, Former Deacon and
Sunday School Teacher with over 50 years with the First Christian Church,
Bethany. Member of the R.S.V.P. Volunteer. She married Philip F. Daniels
on March 21, 1959 in Moultrie County.

She is survived by her husband Philip of Bethany; daughter, Eleanor Ann
Moralcs and husband Amador (J.R.) of Bethany; grandchildren, John
Philip, Kristy Ann, David Michael; sister, Eleanor Snyder of Bethany; and
aunt, Mary Gladville of Lovington.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her grandchildren
were her pride and joy, she will never be replaced.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mary E. Chapman

Mary E. Chapman, 84, of Arcola, IL passed away at 5:15 a.m. Sunday,
September 16, 2001 at Arcola Health Care Center in Arcola, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2001
at the First Christian Church in Arcola, IL. Dick Miller will officiate. Burial
will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign, IL. Visitation will
be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at the Edwards
Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Tuscola, IL.

Mary was born January 18, 1917 in Tolono, IL. She was a daughter of
Roland B. and Addie (Bickel) Little. She married Harlan Earl Chapman on
April 26, 1936 in Tolono, IL. He passed away on March 1, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Ted Chapman and his wife Patty of
Taylorville, IL and Stanley Chapman and his wife Sue of San Francisco,
CA; two daughters, Chlora Little and her husband Byron of Arcola, IL and
Dixie Maninfior of Neoga, IL; nine grandchildren, Clyde Stoedter of
Taylorville, IL, Jacob and Lincoln Chapman of San Francisco, CA, Darrell
Little of Springfield, IL, Michele Lindenmeyer and her husband Mitch of
Arcola, IL, Angie Hobgood and her husband Brent of Olivette, IL, Mark
Maninfior and his wife Susan, Jeff Maninfior and his wife Amy and Miles
Maninfior and his wife Kelly, all of Mattoon, IL.; thirteen
great-grandchildren, Madison Stoedter, Jordan, Jared and Kaurie
Lindenmeyer, Brandon, Justin and Morgan Rose Hobgood, Dustin, Derek
and Whitney Maninfior, Blake and Nick Maninifior, and Maddison
Maninfior; and three brothers, Lewis Little and his wife Jean of Leroy, IL,
Joe Little of Moweaqua, IL, and George Little and his wife Joyce of
Urbana, IL.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, one brother,
Roland B. Little Jr., and one sister, Helen Sydebotham.

Mary was a member of the First Christian Church of Arcola, IL and the
Christian Women's Fellowship at the church. She was a member of the
Douglas County Home Extension. She enjoyed sewing, gardening as well as
canning.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Arcola, IL.


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