Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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GRACE CLIFFORD

Grace Mary Clifford, age 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on
Monday, October 22, 2001, at the Convalescent Care Center.

Funeral services will celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday
at the Schilling Funeral Home with Father Herman J. Niebrugge will
officiate. Burial will follow in the Zion Hill Cemetery, southwest of
Mattoon. Visitation will be held from Noon until service time on Thursday
afternoon at the funeral home.

Grace was born April 12, 1910, at Convent, Louisiana, a daughter of
Baldazar and Caterina Maggio Mangiaricino. She married William J.
Clifford on June 5, 1952. He passed away on December 22, 1993. She was
also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharron Schrock of Mattoon; one
stepdaughter, Kathy Lane of Brooklyn, New York; two brothers, Joseph
Mangiaricino of Las Vegas, Nevada and Leroy Mangiaricino of Granite
City; one sister, Kate Buechele and husband Harold of Granite City; eight
grandchildren, including special granddaughter, Tiffany Grace Schrock of
Mattoon and special grandson, Todd W. Harper and wife Sarah and their
son Jeremiah, all of Decatur.

Mrs. Clifford owned and operated Grace's Beauty Salon for twenty-three
years which was located in the Sheridan Jefferson Hotel in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
in Mattoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family.

Doris Meekins

CHARLESTON - Doris Bell Meekins, 89, of Charleston, died at 2:25 p.m.
Monday (Oct. 22, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at
the Caudill-King Funeral Home.

She was born March 8, 1912, in Charleston, the daughter of Joseph F. and
Goldie Jenkins Goff. She married Charles "Reece" Bell; he died in 1952.
She married Gene Waffle; he died in 1968. She married William Meekins;
he died in 1988.

Survivors include three sons, Robert and John Bell, both of Charleston, and
Rex Bell of Littleton, Colo.; one daughter, Martha Van Dyke of Littleton,
Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Thomas Myles

WEST UNION - Thomas B. Myles, 78, of Danville, formerly of rural
West Union, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 22, 2001) at Danville Care
Center, Danville.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Marshall Cemetery with the
Rev. Richard Chapman officiating. Military rites will be performed by
American Legion Post 90 and V.F.W. Post 5975. There is no visitation.
Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Clark County, the son of Charles Myles and
Ruth Cunningham Myles. He married Arlene Drake; she died on June 9,
2001.

Survivors include two brothers and one sister.

Mr. Myles had retired from Velsicol Chemical Corporation, Marshall, and
was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Clark
County American Legion Post 90 at Marshall and Marshall Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 5975.

Eunice Prevo

WEST UNION - Eunice R. Prevo, 85, of rural West Union, died at 10:50
a.m. Monday (Oct. 22, 2001) at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel,
West Union, with the Rev. Richard Chapman officiating. Burial will be in
Hutsonville Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m.
until service time Thursday at the funeral chapel.

She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Hutsonville, the daughter of Everett
Matheney and Alta Gaddis Matheney. She married Stanley Kraemer; he
died in 1943. She married Stanley "Buss" Prevo; he died on Sept. 30,
2001.

Survivors include one son, Stanley Kraemer of Marshall; one daughter,
Patsy Emanus of rural West Union; four sisters, Zona Murphy of
Hutsonville, June Woolsworth of Hot Springs, Mont., Imo Hightshoe of
Trimble and Alma Metheny of Robinson; seven grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Prevo was a member of the Hutsonville First Christian Church and
former member of the Home Extension in the West Union area.

Memorials may be made to the Hutsonville Cemetery.

Oct. 23, 2001

JUANITA EATON

SULLIVAN - Juanita Morgan Eaton, 76, of Sullivan, went home to be with
the Lord in the presence of her family Sunday morning October 21, 2001,
at 8:30 a.m. in her home.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be Tuesday,
October 23, 2001, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be
in the Turner Cemetery. Lovington. Memorials: Southern Baptist Church,
Sullivan, or the Moultrie County Chapter American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Eaton was born on June 1, 1925, in Lovington, the daughter of Lewis
"Pete" and Carrie Ann Eskridge Morgan. She was retired from Brown Shoe
Company and K-Mart. She was a member of the Sullivan Southern Baptist
Church, "Sullivan Spot Coffee Club." She married Delure Lee "Lum"
Eaton on September 21, 1946, in Glasgow, KY, he passed away on June 1,
1986.

Surviving is a son, Allen Lee Eaton and wife Debbie of Sullivan; daughter,
Linda Sutton and husband Ron of Sullivan; grandchildren, Derik Eaton and
wife Michelle, Ron Sutton Jr. and wife Annette, Tony Isaacs all of Sullivan,
Lisa Moritz and husband Roger of Mattoon, Jill Inman and husband Joe of
Sullivan, Holly Eaton of St. Joseph, Sarah Eaton of Sullivan; 7
great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Rose Ann Clements of Lovington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and nephew Reese.

Juanita will be missed by her loving family and those whose lives she
touched.

Kenneth Gargus

TUCSON, Ariz. - Kenneth Gargus, 63, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of
Sullivan, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 2001).

A service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Christ Community Church. The
East Lawn Palms Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; two sons, Rory Gargus and Darren
Gargus; one daughter, Michelle Martinez; one brother, Bennie Abbott of
Neoga; two sisters, Dorothy Borden and Sondra Smith of Mattoon;
stepfather, Carl Abbott of Mattoon; and one grandchild.

Mr. Gargus worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Arizona.

Grace Clifford

MATTOON - Grace M. Clifford, 91, of Mattoon, died at 3:20 p.m.
Monday (Oct. 22, 2001) at the Convalescent Care Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

CHARLES RAYMOND GREGG

CHARLESTON, IL - Charles Raymond Gregg, age 69 of Charleston, died
on Monday, October 22, 2001 at his residence. Graveside Services
celebrating his life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24
(2001) at Roselawn Cemetery with Reverend Dale Beck officiating.

Charles was born July 13,1932 in Willow Branch Township in Piatt
County, Illinois, the son of Charles and Mae (Jordan) Gregg. On June
19,1955, he married L. Joan Green in the Long Creek Methodist Church
near Decatur, Illinois. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Steve Gregg and his wife Peggy of
Byhalia, Mississippi and David Gregg and his wife Renee of Bloomington,
Illinois; two grandchildren, Nathan Gregg and Nicole Gregg, both of
Bloomington; and one sister, Ilene Story and her husband Joe of Floresville,
Texas. He was preceded by his parents.

Charles was a member of the Cerro Gordo (IL) Masonic Lodge and the
Charleston Country Club. Business Education was his profession. For thirty
years he taught or held administrative positions in his field, and retired as
Chairman of the Business Division at Lake Land College. A Military
Veteran, he served with the United States Air Force during the Korean
Conflict. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and during his son's Little League
playing days, Charles was a coaching volunteer. Many will remember him
as the man who walked his brown unleashed dog along Lincoln Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, Charles' family requests that memorial gifts in his honor
be made to the Coles County Humane Association or the American Lung
Association. Memorial gifts may be made at the Services, or mailed to
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Robert LeMay

STERLING - Robert LeMay, 73, of Sterling, formerly of Casey, died
Sunday (Oct. 21, 2001) at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Charles Borromeo
Catholic Church, Casey. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery,
Casey. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. at the Markwell and Son Funeral
Home, Casey.

He was born March 5, 1928, in Casey, the son of J.T. and Gladys Miller
LeMay. He married Edna Boos in 1954; she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Dr. Jeffrey P. LeMay of Sterling, and Lt.
Col. Scott P. LeMay of Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Carol Kopplin
of Waterloo, Wis., and Mary Lynn Mackey of Sterling; one sister, Norma
L. Schmalhausen of Indianapolis; and 15 grandchildren.

Mr. LeMay was the president of Central Lumber Co. in Casey, Martinsville
and Marshall.

Doris Meekins

CHARLESTON - Doris Bell Meekins, 89, of Charleston, died at 2:25 p.m.
Monday (Oct. 22, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.

William Wright

SHELBYVILLE - William C. "Charlie" Wright, 56, of Shelbyville, died at
11:23 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 21, 2001) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral
Home, Shelbyville. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 11, 1945, in Shelbyville, the son of William E. "Bud"
and Chelsea Ruth Goben Wright. He married Donna Thomas in 1965; she
preceded him in death. He married Donna Ditzler in 1974; she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Shaine Wright of Beecher City and Clark
Wright of Shelbyville; two daughters, Tonya Reynolds of Pewaukee, Wis.,
and Shonnie Arthur of Shelbyville; mother, Ruth Wright of Shelbyville; two
sisters, Kathy Edwards and Gail Depew, both of Shelbyville; one
grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one sister.

Mr. Wright retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. of Decatur.

Earl Chaplin Jr.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Earl D. "Nick" Chaplin Jr., 66, of Englewood, Fla.,
formerly of Charleston, died Oct. 9, 2001.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Caudill-King Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, near Greenup.
 

Oct. 22, 2001

Marjorie Tame Battleson

COLUMBUS, IN - Marjorie Beth Tame Battleson, age 77, of Columbus,
IN, died at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 17, 2001, at her home in Bartholomew Co. She
was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Clay Co., Morehead, Minnesota, a son of the
late Perrin R. Fritch and the late Marjorie Best Fritch. She married Ellwood
(Dick) Tame on May 22, 1944, he passed away in February of 1979. She
married Robert D. Battleson on December 29, 1984, he survives.

Family members include: sons, Steven & Angie Tame of Mattoon, IL,
Douglas & Kristi Tame of Bowling Green, OH, and the late Ronnie Tame;
stepsons: David & Nancy Battleson of Greenville, IL, Dale & Debbie
Battleson of Omaha, NB; daughters, Ramona and John McHenry of
Mattoon, IL; stepdaughters, Donna & Bob Yardy of Mahomet, IL;
brothers, Mark Fritch of Tulsa, OK and the late Glen Fritch; sisters, Fern
Keoppel of Boise, Idaho and the late Fay Greve, Ruth Fritch and Beulah
Laursen; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacob, Jared, Anthony, & Abigail,
Dakota Tame; Bobbie, Keith, Andrea, & Andrew Battleson, Jason &
Rebecca McHenry; Rachel, Bethany & Nathan Yardy.

Mrs. Battleson was a member of the Columbus Free Methodist Church.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2001 at the First Church
of the Nazarene in Mattoon, IL, with the Rev. John Ruzich officiating.
Calling hours will be Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2001) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. at the church in Mattoon, IL. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery
in Mattoon, IL. Memorials are preferred to First Church of the Nazarene in
Mattoon, IL.

The Vernon Jewell-Nick Rittman Funeral Home, Columbus, IN, is in
charge of the arrangements.

BARBARA BEACHEY

ARTHUR - Barbara Beachey, 83, of Arthur, IL, passed away at 7:55 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 2001, at her residence in rural Arthur, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at
the Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 E. Park St., Arthur, IL. Rev. Gary
Martin and Rev. Paul Sieber will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur
Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. at the church. The Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola
is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara was born on June 9, 1918 in Hicksville, Ohio. She was a daughter
of Joseph and Amanda (Schwartz) Briskey. She married Milton J. Beachey
on October 26, 1944 in Hicksville, Ohio. He passed away on August 10,
2000.

She is survived by 6 children: Larry Beachey and his wife Paula of Elkhart,
IN, Will Beachey and his wife Ruth of Bismarck, N.D., Bob Beachey and
his wife Linda of LaMarque, TX, Rosie Jantz and her husband Kent of
Walton, KS, Ernie Beachey and his wife Barb of Clearwater, KS, Dorothy
Beachey of Brookfield, IL; 12 grandchildren, Cristopher Beachey and
Phillip Beachey and his wife Carrie, Kendric Beachey and his wife Michelle
and Brigitte, Joel and Matthew Beachey Nathan and Wendel Beachey,
Jason and Troy Jantz and Lindsey and Kelsey Kirkpatrick; 3 brothers,
William Briskey of Pryor, OK, Elmer Briskey and his wife Kay of Fortville,
IN, Raymond Briskey and his wife Eileen of Rockville, IN; 1 sister, Esther
Gochenour and her husband John of Rossville, IN.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Milton; 1
granddaughter, Karisa; 3 brothers, Wilmer, Dan and Joseph Irvin Briskey;
and 1 sister, Lydia Yoder.

Barbara was a member of the Arthur Mennonite Church, she was a selfless
Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a devoted
servant to her family and church community. She was an expert
seamstress, cook and baker. Barbara was dearly loved and will be sadly
missed by her children and grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice.
LOUISE BROCK-JONES

CHARLESTON, IL - Louise Brock-Jones, age 85, and retired Charleston
teacher, passed away from complications due to her battle with Parkinson's
Disease on Friday, October 19, 2001 at Brooking Park in Chesterfield,
Missouri. Services celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, October 23 (2001) at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206
Fourth Street, Charleston with Reverend Dale Beck officiating. Visitation
will be held Monday evening from 5-7 at Adams Funeral Chapel. Interment
will follow the services at Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston.

Louise was born January 27,1916 in Hutton Township in Coles County,
Illinois, the daughter of Orren L. and Clara G. (Bidle) Goble. On November
23, 1944 she married Eugene Brock-Jones in Charleston.

Louise is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Ann Anderson and her
husband Dr. Richard E. of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Barbara Jean
File and her husband William Daniel of Manchester, Missouri; five
grandchildren, David Richard Anderson and James Brock Anderson, both
of Albuquerque, Sarah Louise Anderson of Houston, Texas, D. Jason File
of New Haven, Connecticut and Benjamin Brock-Jones File of Columbia,
Missouri; one sister, Eleanor Elliott and her husband Howard of Westfield,
Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband
Eugene who passed away on June 10, 1977 and her parents.

Louise was a member of the United Methodist Church of Westfield, Illinois
where she served as organist and choir director, Charleston Education
Association, Illinois Education Association, Illinois Music Education
Association, National Music Education Association, Coles County Home
Extension and the Westfield Women's Club, also serving as its president.
She was a 1934 Graduate of Westfield High School and a 1938 Graduate
of Illinois Normal State College, majoring in English and Music Education.
She retired from the Charleston Community School District #1 in 1973
after teaching English and Elementary Music for thirteen years. Earlier she
taught English for seven years in Fairmount and Willamsburg, both in
Illinois. She also was active in the management of her family's grain farms.

Playing the piano, reading, sewing and collecting music boxes were her
hobbies. Louise will be warmly remembered as a loving and devoted
mother, grandmother, aunt and sister who was incredibly proud of her
daughters, their husbands and children.

Louise's family requests that memorial gifts in her honor be made to the
American Parkinson's Disease Association or the American Heart
Association.

Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation or Services, or mailed to
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

WILLIAM CARL

COOPER

CHARLESTON, IL - William Carl Cooper, age 84 of rural Charleston,
passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Prairie View Care Center.
Services celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
October 24, (2001) with Reverend Pat Murphy serving as officiant.
Visitation will be held prior to the Services from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Services
and Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive,
Charleston. Interment will follow the services at Roselawn Cemetery in
Charleston.

Carl was born May 27, 1917 in Union Township in Cumberland County,
Illinois, the son of William L. and Hazel Cooper. On February 26,1949, he
married Helen Martha Shrader in Cornith, Mississippi. She preceded him
on April 11, of this year.

Other survivors include four sons, Gary Johns, Larry Cooper and his wife
Cheri, Rex Cooper and his wife Becky and Mark Cooper and his wife
Connie, all of Charleston; one daughter, Carla Robison and her husband
Doug of Lerna, Illinois; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Zarlie Cooper of Ashmore, Doris
Cooper and his wife Dorothy of Covington, Indiana, Lowell Cooper and his
wife Patsy of Mattoon, Illinois and Loren Cooper and his wife Tina of
Ponce de Leon, Missouri; and one sister, Marion Webb of Springfield,
Illinois. He was also preceded by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann
Johns; two great-grandchildren, Peyton Hite and April Johns; one brother,
Verl Cooper; and two sisters, Berna Cooper and Mernal Cartwright.

A World War II Veteran, Carl served with pride, beginning with the 9TH
infantry, then later with the 82nd/101st Airborne Division and at the end of
the hostility with the 326th Glider lnfantry. At Separation, he was serving
with the 173rd Airborne. His career was two-fold, one being a
self-employed farmer and the other being a twenty-year "meticulous"
Custodian at Jefferson Elementary School. He was very good at both. He
was a member of the Coles County Farm Bureau, possessed a passion for
the out-of-doors, enjoyed fishing and raccoon hunting. But, first and
foremost, Carl was a family man. His wife of nearly fifty-years, his children
and grandchildren were the focus of his life and his love for them was given
back to him many-fold.

Carl's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the
American Kidney Foundation. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation
or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive,
Charleston, IL 61920.

Carol Dailey

KINGSFORD HEIGHTS, Ind. - Carol Ann Dailey, 54, of Kingsford
Heights, Ind., formerly of Mattoon, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17,
2001) at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center in Hammond, Ind.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday (Oct. 22, 2001) at the Cutler Funeral
Home in LaPorte, Ind., with the Rev. Tim Baines officiating. Interment will
be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.
until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Mattoon, Ill., the daughter of Ernest H. and
Virginia (Crose) Miller. She married Ronald E. Dailey on April 8, 1973, in
Mattoon, Ill.; he survives.

Other survivors include her parents of Mattoon, Ill; a daughter, Terresa
Lynn Eaton Lowry and husband Jon of Walkerton, Ind.; a granddaughter,
MacKenzi Angela Lowry of Walkerton; two brothers, Ron and David
Miller, both of Mattoon, Ill; three sisters, Judy Whitinger of Mattoon, Ill.,
Gloria Bailey of Windsor, Ill. and Angela Miller of Arcola, Ill.

She was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Eaton who died May 31,
1988; and a grandfather, John Miller who died in 1983.

Mrs. Dailey was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Memorials are suggested to Riley's Children's Hospital.

Juanita Eaton

SULLIVAN - Juanita Eaton, 76, of Sullivan, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday,
(Oct. 21, 2001) at her home.

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

Omer Mescher

BETHANY - Omer John Herman Mescher, 91, of Bethany, formerly of
Metropolis, died at 10:42 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in St. Mary's
Hospital, Decatur.

The funeral will be held at10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian
Church, Bethany, with the Rev. Charles Witte officiating. Burial will be in
the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Visitation will be from 6 to
8 p.m. Tuesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany.

He was born March 28, 1910, in Metropolis, the son of Herman Frederick
Christian and Clara Caroline Anne Moller Mescher. He married Nellie Fay
Davidson in 1940; she survives.

Other survivors include sons, Larry Mescher of Bethany, Dwaine Mescher
of Decatur; daughter, Linda Bartimus of Decatur; brothers, Carl Mescher
of Metropolis, Troy Mescher of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren; a
step-grandchild; two step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Bethany.

Loree Peterson

MATTOON - Loree Sadie Peterson, 98, of Mattoon, died at 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, (Oct. 21, 2001) at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

The funeral will be held at1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home
with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove
Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Tuesday at the
funeral home.

She was born Sept. 8, 1903, in Cumberland County, a daughter of Nick
and Ivy Darling Tanner. She married Otis Peterson in 1920; he died in
1975.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Peterson of Decatur, Eugene Peterson
of Mattoon and Duane Peterson of Springfield; five grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.

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

Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker.

Lloyd S. Schlechte

STRASBURG, Illinois - Lloyd S. Schlechte, 91, of Strasburg, died at 1:40
p.m. Friday, October 19, 2001 in Sunbridge Care & Rehabilitation.
Effingham.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
Strasburg. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday in Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home. Strasburg and one hour before service time in the church.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Strasburg. Memorials may be given to
the Building Fund of St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Donor's Choice.

Mr. Schlechte was born on December 18, 1909 in Strasburg, the son of
Henry Frederick and Amanda Stremming Schlechte. He was a retired
farmer, carpenter and owner of Schlechte Lumber in Strasburg. He was a
member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg, where he was an officer
for LLL and held various other offices within the church. He married
Madonna Josephine Blake on June 6, 1928. She died on June 12, 1994. He
then married Ellen Roellig on September 9, 1995. She died in March 2000.

Surviving are his son, Warren Schlechte and wife Lois of Effingham and
George Schlechte and wife Rosemary of Strasburg; daughters, Ramona
Radloff and husband John of Strasburg, Bettie Mellendorf of Effingham,
and Donna Rose "Duckie" Johnson and husband Ron of Stewardson; 10
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; both wives; one brother, Edgar
Schlechte; and two grandchildren.

Lloyd was a loving husband, a devoted father to his children and a
wonderful grandpa. He will be dearly remembered by his family and his
many friends.

SOPHIA LOU SHAFER

CHARLESTON, IL - Sophia Lou Shafer, age 71 of Ashmore, passed away
on Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Services celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October
22 (2001) with Pastor Scott Sims serving as officiant. Visitation will be held
Sunday evening from 6-9. Services and Visitation will be held at Adams
Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Interment will follow the
services at Mound Cemetery in Charleston.

Sophia Lou was born June 10,1930 in Charleston, Illinois, the daughter of
Clyde and Alice (Collins) Burrus. In the spring of 1952, she married
Franklin J. Shafer in Indianapolis, Indiana. He preceded her in 1978.

She is survived by one son, Randy Shafer and his wife Cindy of Oakland,
Illinois; one daughter, Cathy Shafer of Ashmore, Illinois; one grandson,
Matthew Shafer of Oakland; one brother, Lowell Burrus and his wife June
of Roann, Indiana; an aunt, Julia Weaver of Charleston; one uncle, Paul
Burrus and his wife Mary of Edwardsville, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Lois
Burrus of Charleston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
also preceded by her parents and two brothers, Clyde E. Burrus and Paul
C. Burrus.

Sophia Lou was a member of the Enon Baptist Church in Ashmore and the
Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of
Charleston. She retired as a Custodian at Charleston Junior High School
and then returned to the Charleston Public School system as a cooks helper
at Mark Twain Elementary School. Her interests included reading,
crossword puzzles and word jumbles, mini golf, and television game shows
­ Jeopardy was her favorite. Being in the presence of Sophia Lou was
special; her sense of humor was entertaining and endearing and her
conversation was enlightening. Her greatest treasures were her children and
her grandson, Matthew; they will warmly remember her as a woman who
truly earned the titles of mother and grandmother.

Sophia Lou's family requests that memorial gifts in her honor be made to
The Warehouse Youth Center or the Mark Twain Elementary School
Library. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation or Services, or
mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL
61920.

James Shallenberger

SHELBYVILLE - James A. "Bud" Shallenberger, 76, of Shelbyville,
formerly of Bement, died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, (Oct. 18, 2001) at
Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral
Home, Shelbyville, with Gary Crowder officiating. Burial with military rites
will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation will be 5 to 8
p.m. today and one hour before the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 17, 1925, in rural Tower Hill, the son of Jesse Simon
and Augusta Elizabeth Mathias Shallenberger. He Patricia A. Seats in 1961;
she survives.

Other survivors include sons Lyle R. Shallenberger of Farmington, N.M.,
and Michael L. Shallenberger of Shelbyville; daughter Jamie K. Horsman of
Shelbyville; brother John W. Shallenberger of Clayton, Del.; sister Wilma
Jean Heinz of Odin; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Shallenberger was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He started
the National Guard Armory Shelbyville. He was deputy sheriff and later
chief of police for seven years. He also worked at the Mobil and Marathon
stations and Burk & Robbins Construction Co., all in Shelbyville, Blaw
Knox in Mattoon and Borg Warner in Decatur. He became administrator of
the Army Reserve Center in Urbana in 1967 and retired in 1987. He was
the Bement village president. He was a member of the Blue Lodge of
Jackson Masonic Lodge 53, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 69, VFW
Post 4829 and Roy Vanderpool American Legion Post 81, all of
Shelbyville, and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association.

Memorials may be made to the scholarship funds of either the Jackson
Masonic Lodge 53 or Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 69, both of
Shelbyville.

Lloyd Schlechte

STRASBURG - Lloyd S. Schlechte, 91, of Strasburg, died at 1:40 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 2001 in Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, Effingham.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe & Yockey Funeral Home,
Strasburg.

Jacob "Jake" Daniel Stanford

Jacob "Jake" Daniel Stanford, 16, of Arthur died at 3:30 A.M. Friday at the
Carle Foundation Hospital. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held
at 2:00 P.M. Monday at the Epperson Funeral Chapel, with the Rev Chuck
Stanford officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until time of
service. Burial will be at the Arthur Cemetery.

Jake was born June 28, 1985 in Tuscola, the son of Candice Stanford. He
is survived by his mother, Candice Stanford of Arthur; one brother, Travis
Stanford of Arthur; one sister, Sarah Stanford of Arthur; grandparents,
Elmer and LuLa Belle Stanford of Arthur; great-grandmother, Sarah
Wisner of Salem; three uncles, Chuck Stanford and his wife Carolyn of
Mattoon, Gerald Stanford and wife Dee of Mattoon, and Carl Stanford and
wife Sherry of Sidney; six cousins, James Stanford, Kimberly Stanford,
Mark Stanford, Chris Hoefler, Cara Hoefler, and Caithlin Wheeler also
survive him. He is also survived by several great aunts and uncles and
many good friends. His great-grandparents, Walter and Versie Stanford, his
great-grandfather, Carl Eblin and his aunt Glenda Lou Stanford preceded
him in death.

Jake was a member of the Mattoon Christian Center; he had a great love
for basketball, fishing and skating. He was known for his good humor as
well for his love for food. When you met Jake, you got a hug and you were
no longer a stranger. He was proud of being a good big brother to his
brother Travis and his sister Sarah. In all Jake had a great love for his
family.

Memorials for Jake may be made to the family, c/o Epperson Funeral
Chapel, 1313 S. 9th Street, Mattoon, IL

MERLE TIPSWORD

CHARLESTON, IL - Wilbur Merle Tipsword, age 79, passed away on
Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Services
celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 (2001)
with Reverend Bill Boaz serving as officiant. Visitation will be held this
evening (Saturday) from 6-8, with Masonic Services to close the visitation,
beginning at 7:45 p.m. Hutton Township Masonic Lodge #698 will conduct
the services. Services and Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel,
2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Interment, with Military Rites conducted
by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592,
will follow the services at Washington Cemetery in Cumberland County.

Merle was born October 24,1921 in Hutton Township in Coles County,
Illinois, the son of Harry and Ersa (Tomberlin) Tipsword. He married
Mildred Duvall on April 9,1938. Following her death on September 29,
1986, he married Jean List on July 25, 1987.

He is survived by Jean, his loving and devoted wife; two daughters, Sherry
Tipsword of Charleston and Debra Taylor and her husband Mike of Lerna,
Illinois; two sons, Don Plummer and Dan Plummer and his wife Kari, all of
Charleston; four grandchildren, Misty Pearcy and her husband Jack,
Crystal Smith and her husband Caleb, Hayley Plummer and Zachary
Plummer, all of Charleston; one great grandchild, Macy Pearcy of
Charleston; and four brothers, Glenna Tipsword of Safford, Arizona, John
Tipsword and his wife Elsie of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Robert Tipsword
and his wife Winnie of Charleston and Ron Tipsword and his wife Marietta
of Hogansville, Georgia. He was also preceded by his parents.

Merle was a member of the New Hope Kickapoo Church, the Hutton
Township Masonic Lodge #698 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey
Post 1592 of Charleston. Merle loved his country and was a proud Military
Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army during World War II. A retiree
from the United States Postal Service, Merle also was involved in
automotive and real estate sales. Of all his interests, his family came first.
His family's gatherings were special to him and equally special to Jean, his
children and grandchildren. His loving family said it best ­ "Merle will live
on forever in our hearts."

Merle's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to a
Charity of the Donor's Choice. Memorial gifts may be made at the
Visitation or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee
Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Harry K. Van Deveer

LOVINGTON - Harry K. Van Deveer, 87, of Lovington, died on Saturday,
October 20, 2001, at 11:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Hospital. Decatur.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Lovington United
Methodist Church, Lovington, visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00
p.m. the McMuIIin-Young Funeral Home; Lovington with a 7:30 p.m.
Masonic Services. Burial with military rites will be in the Keller cemetery,
Lovington. Memorials: Lovington United Methodist Church, Lovington.

He was born on July 21, 1914, in Moultrie County, the son of William and
Bessie Kendall Van Deveer. He was in the Navy during WW II, retired
from USI Captain Guard Force and a retired farmer. He was a member of
the Lovington United Methodist Church, Lovington, 50 year member of the
Lovington Masonic Lodge #228, Lovington American Legion Post #429.
He married Imogene Sharpe and she preceded him in death in 1997.

Survivors includes daughter; Sondra Hoffman and husband Kent of
Lovington, sister; Maxine Summers of Sullivan, special friend; Rocky
Marquis of Lovington; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, 2 brothers, & 1 sister.

Electa Marie Williams

Electa Marie Williams, 82, of Kansas went to join her Lord at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday (10/17/01) at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana. She was
a retired schoolteacher.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday (10/22) at Kansas
Christian Church. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery. Friends may
call 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Christian Church. Sutton & Son Funeral
Home of Kansas is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Williams was born March 9, 1919 at Kansas, the daughter of James
Wilbur and Winona Honnold Honn. She married Kenneth Williams June
29, 1946 at Kansas, He preceded her in death February 26, 1939.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Williams and his wife Donna of Kansas, IL;
two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Kenda) Bond of Washington, IL and Mrs. Leslie
(Linda) Freeman of Lake Toxaway, NC; 8 grandchildren, Kenric Bond &
wife Brooke, Seth Bond & wife Shelli, Chris Freeman, Scott Freeman,
Mark Williams, John Hupp & wife Heather, Loren Newkirk & wife Cindy,
and Christine Williams; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by a brother, Gerald Honn.

Electa Williams' life was marked by a love for her family, for her church,
and for her Christian faith. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education
from Eastern Illinois University in 1940, and had taught in the Newman,
Edwardsville and Kansas, schools. She was an active member of Kansas
Christian Church, where she had been a member of Christian Women's
Fellowship and Dorcas Women's Circle, as well as a youth group leader
and teacher of the "Jesus & Me" youth Bible study. She was also a
member of the D.A.R. of Paris and the Edgar County Farm Bureau.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Crisis Pregnancy Center of
Charleston, "a life-saving organization," in care of Sutton & Son Funeral
Home in Paris.

Oct. 19, 2001

Marjorie Battleson

COLUMBUS, Ind. - Marjorie Beth Tame Battleson, 77, of Columbus,
Ind., died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at her home.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Church of the Nazarene,
Mattoon, with the Rev. John Ruzich officiating. Burial will be in Dodge
Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until noon at the
church. The Vernon Jewell-Nick Rittman Funeral Home, Columbus, Ind.,
is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Morehead, Minn., the daughter of Perrin
R. Fritch and Marjorie Best Fritch. She married Ellwood "Dick" Tame in
1944; he died in 1979. She married Robert Battleson in 1984; he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Steven Tame of Mattoon and Douglas
Tame of Bowling Green, Ohio; two stepsons, David Battleson of Greenville
and Dale Battleson of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Ramona McHenry of
Mattoon; one stepdaughter, Donna Yardy of Mahomet; one brother, Mark
Fritch of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Fern Keoppel of Boise, Idaho; and 15
grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, one brother and three sisters.

Mrs. Battleson was a high school and college speech and drama teacher.
She was a member of the Columbus Free Methodist Church and Stonecroft
Ministries in Charleston.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in Mattoon.

Lester Craig

CASEY - Lester Craig, 58, of Casey, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday (Oct.
18, 2001) at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwell Funeral Home,
Martinsville, with the Rev. Marvin Oakley officiating. Burial will be in
Harmony Cemetery, Greenup. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Martinsville, the son of W. Ralph and Edna
Louise (Mosher) Craig.

Survivors include five brothers, William and Ronnie Craig and Fred
Gernigian, all of Casey, David Meissner of Hoylton and Darrell Craig of
Tye, Texas; and eight sisters, Erma Kemper, Carolyn Keller and Mary
Phillippi, all of Greenup, Lula Lemar, Connie Sowers and Sandy Gansz, all
of Casey, Donna Phillippi of Vineta, Okla., and Debbie Folliff of Centralia.

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

Mr. Craig was a farm laborer.

Mollie Grim

ALBANY, Ohio - Mollie B. Grim, 90, of Albany, Ohio, died Wednesday
(Oct. 17, 2001) at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston, Ohio.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Church of God of
Prophecy with the Rev. Alfred Havens and the Rev. Scott Kifer officiating.
Burial will be in Temple Cemetery, Albany, Ohio. Visitation will be 6 to 9
p.m. today at the Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, Ohio.

She was born April 9, 1911, in Shady, W.Va., the daughter of Bartley and
Mary E. Berry Redden. She married John Otas Grim; he preceded her in
death.

Survivors include three sons, Truman Grim of Albany, Ohio (formerly of
Mattoon), James Phillip Grim of Batavia, Ohio, and Billy J. Grim of
Springfield, Ohio; three daughters, Anna Lee Goin of Munfordville, Ky.,
and Janet Williamson and Joan Martin, both of Albany; one sister, Opal
Cross of North Ft. Myers, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren;
41 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one son, nine sisters, two brothers, two
grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Mrs. Grim retired from Athens Mental Health Center. She was a member
of the Albany Church of God of Prophecy.

Kathryn Walker Robertson

CHARLESTON ­ Kathryn Carolyn Walker Robertson, of Charleston,
passed away at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Health Center.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at the Wesley
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Beck officiating. Burial will be
in Hurricane Cemetery, south of Charleston. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday at the Wesley United Methodist Church. The Caudill-King Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born in Hutton Township, Coles County, the daughter of Walter
G. and Gertrude E. Moore Walker. She married James E. Robertson on
Sept. 17, 1936; he preceded her in death on July 8, 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Robertson Brent of
Springfield; grandson, James W. and wife Kimberly A. Clark of Kirkwood,
Mo.; granddaughter, Emily Robertson Clark Allen and husband Mitchell D.
of St. Peters, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Robertson Clark in
1985.

Mrs. Robertson retired after a teaching career in English at Kansas High
School, Mattoon High School and Eastern Illinois University. She was a
member of the Charleston Wesley United Methodist Church, Stephen
Ministries, Chapter KO of the P.E.O sisterhood, Hurricane Cemetery
Board, Coles County Historical Society, EIU Foundation, Coles County
Soil and Water Conservation District and previously received Outstanding
Farmer Award.

Memorials may be made to the Charleston Wesley United Methodist
Church.

Goldie Sowers

GREENUP - Goldie Marie Sowers, 65, of Greenup, died at 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bishop Funeral Home,
Greenup, with Pastor Roger James officiating. Burial will be in the Jewett
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral
home.

She was born March 21, 1936, in Greenup, the daughter of Howard and
Olive Mills Cisney. She married Burlin D. Sowers in 1951; he survives.

Other survivors include one son, Brad Sowers of Casey; one daughter, Kay
Markwell of Greenup; one sister, Rosemary Massey; four grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.

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

Mrs. Sowers was a homemaker.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARTHA THOMPSON

Martha J. Thompson 69, of 1617 A St. S. W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died
Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at St. Lukes Hospital following a short illness.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories
by Rev. David Young of Hope Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the
Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories after noon today. Arrangements are
with the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.

Surviving are her husband Roger; 2 daughters, Linda Henselmeier and
husband Gary of Martinsville, Indiana and Kathleen Inman and husband
Donald of Mattoon, Illinois; 2 brothers, Glen Murphy Sr. and Bill Boaz,
both of Charleston, Illinois; 8 grandchildren, Joseph Inman, James Inman,
Barry Inman, Ana Inman, Andrew Inman, Elizabeth Inman, Douglas
Henselmeier and Christopher Henselmeier, and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Naomi Ely and
Nancy Potter.

Martha was born January 22, 1932 at Charleston, Illinois and was married
to Roger Thompson on November 23, 1974 in Mattoon, Illinois. She
formerly was employed by Al's Alley Inn and Merchants National Bank.

A memorial fund in her name has been established.

Wilbur Tipsword

CHARLESTON - Wilbur Merle Tipsword, 79, of Charleston, died
Thursday (Oct. 18, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Adams Funeral Chapel.

Electa Williams

KANSAS - Electa Marie Williams, 82, of Kansas, died at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Kansas Christian Church. Burial
will be in Harmony Cemetery north of Kansas. Visitation will be 4 to 8
p.m. Sunday at the church. The Sutton and Son Funeral Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 9, 1919, in Kansas, the daughter of James Wilbur
Honn and Winona Honnold Honn. She married Kenneth Williams in 1946;
he died in 1989.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Williams of Kansas; two daughters, Kenda
Bond of Washington and Linda Freeman of Lake Towaway, N.C.; eight
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Mrs. Williams was a retired teacher. She had taught in Newman,
Edwardsville and Kansas. She was a member of the Kansas Christian
Church, the D.A.R of Paris and the Edgar County Farm Bureau.

Memorials may be made to the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Charleston, c/o
Sutton and Son Funeral Home, Paris.

Oct. 18, 2001

Phyllis Abrams

MATTOON - Phyllis Elaine Abrams, 63, of Mattoon, died at 1 p.m.
Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in
Urbana.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Schilling Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home.

She was born July 20, 1938, in Lawrenceville, the daughter of Marley and
Iva Newlin Waldrop. She married Tom Abrams in 1958; he survives.

Other survivors include one son, Rick E. Abrams of Mattoon, and one
daughter, Terri A. Stabler of Mattoon.

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

Mrs. Abrams worked as the finance manager for Midwest Auto.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Cynthia Bassett

TUSCOLA - Cynthia Clarice Bassett, 35, of Tuscola, died at 8:10 p.m.
Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral
Home, Tuscola, with the Rev. Joe Carter officiating. Burial will be in
Tuscola Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born May 5, 1966, in Mattoon, the daughter of John Ervin and
Judy Dallas. She married David Bassett in 1997; he survives.

Other survivors include her father of Mattoon; her mother, Judy Adams of
Tuscola; one son, Chase Bassett of Tuscola; two daughters, Tisha Bryson
and Chantelle Bassett, both of Tuscola; two stepsons, Blake and Jesse
Bassett, both of Tuscola; one brother, Richard Ervin of Tuscola; two
sisters, Jennifer Clark of Tuscola and Crystal Adams of Rantoul; maternal
grandmother, Clarice Dallas of Tuscola; and paternal grandmother, Leone
Ervin of Mattoon.

She was preceded in death by paternal and maternal grandfathers.

Mrs. Bassett was a registered nurse for Carle Home Services, Champaign.
She attended the Tuscola Church of the Nazarene.

Memorials may be made to the Bassett Children's Memorial Fund c/o
Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola.

FLOYD "SHORTY" BUNCH

CHARLESTON, IL ­ Floyd Duane "Shorty" Bunch, age 73, passed away
on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October,
20 (2001) with Pastor Robert Younts serving as officiant. Visitation will be
held Friday evening from 5-7. Services and Visitation will be held at Adams
Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Interment, with Military
Rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul
McVey Post 1592, will follow the services at Roselawn Cemetery,
Charleston.

Shorty was born October 8, 1928 in Coles County, Illinois, the son of
George and Stella (Lanham) Bunch. On March 1, 1958, he married Millie
Gilbert in Cumberland County, Illinois.

He is survived by Millie his loving wife of forty-three plus years; one
daughter, Jayna Hall and her husband Ray of Mattoon, Illinois; two
grandsons, Brett Hall and Adam Hall, both of Mattoon; one sister, June
Ray of Mattoon; and three brothers, Sam Bunch and his wife Ruth of
Charleston, Preston Bunch and his wife Jean of Decatur, Illinois and
George "Junior" Bunch and his wife Charlotte of Pahrump, Nevada. He
was preceded by his parents; one grandson, Zachary Hall; and two
brothers, Glenn Bunch and Byrum Bunch.

Shorty never knew a stranger, was widely known for always handing out
jelly beans when meeting someone and was most capable of playing pranks
and did so, in most instances, with success. He was a happy man with a
tremendous capacity for humor whose trademark was his laugh. Those
fortunate enough to know him quickly realized the power of a good laugh, a
characteristic certain to kindle warm and pleasant memories of him for
many years to come. Yet, his ability to laugh and make others enjoy the
moment were overshadowed by his genuine respect for others and his love
and compassion for his family.

He was a member of the First Church of God in Charleston and a lifetime
member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of
Charleston. Many will remember him as a Sidelaster with the former
Charleston Brown Shoe Company facility or as a 20 year Building Service
Worker at Eastern Illinois University. He was a Military Veteran, having
served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed fishing,
hunting and attempting to spoil his grandsons.

Shorty's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the
Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center or the First Church of God of
Charleston. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation or Services, or
mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL
61920.

Freeda Beaumont-Wampler

BLOOMINGTON - Freeda M. Beaumont-Wampler, 89, of Bloomington,
died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Bloomington Hospital.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Liberty Church of Christ with
Brother Robert Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery,
Hendricksville. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Allen Funeral
Home and from noon until service time Friday at the church.

She was born May 12, 1912, in Monroe County, the daughter of Omer and
Gladys Keller Hendricks. She married Raymond Beaumont; he died in
1983. She married Alva L. Wampler; he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Russell D. Beaumont of Bloomington
and Jerry W. Beaumont of Mattoon; two daughters, Peggy Langley and
Marsha Jolly, both of Bloomington; one sister, Roxie Yearly of
Bloomington; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Beaumont-Wampler worked at Sarkes Tarzian Corp. and the
Highland Village Laundry in Bloomington. She was a member of the
Liberty Church of Christ in Hendricksville and the Cross Roads
Community Workers Home Economics Club.

Memorials may be made to the Liberty Church of Christ in Hendricksville.

Kathryn Robertson

CHARLESTON - Kathryn C. Robertson, of Charleston, died at 7:18 p.m.
Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.

Electa Williams

KANSAS - Electa Marie Williams, 82, of Kansas, died at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Sutton and Son Funeral Home, Kansas.

MARGARET WILLIAMS

Margaret Grace Williams, age 90, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of
Mattoon, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at
the I.H.S. of Palm Bay, Florida.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at
the Schilling Funeral Home with Captain Fred Wakefield officiating. Burial
will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00
p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Margaret was born August 3, 1911, in Mattoon, a daughter of William
Harrison and Leona Anne McNeely Lewis. She married Ova L. Williams
on October 24, 1930. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1978. She was
also preceded in death by three sons, Russell Lowell Williams, Cecil Glenn
Williams and one infant son, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and
one brother.

Survivors include two sons, Morris Wesley Williams and wife Esther of
Palm Bay, Florida and David L. Williams and wife Rose Mary of Windsor;
three daughters, Mary Page and husband Ray of Pinson, Alabama, Ruby
Helm and husband James of Mattoon, Martha Brown and husband Clifford
of McCleansboro; one brother, Richard Stark of West Braden Springs,
Indiana; one sister, Delores Bullock of New Mexico; twenty-six
grandchildren, fifty-seven great-grandchildren, and ten
great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was a soldier of the Salvation Army
and was also a member of the Home League of the Salvation Army.

Harold Yetter

NEOGA - Harold Albert Yetter, 88, of Neoga, formerly of Berkeley,
recently died.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Hennessey-Bruno Funeral Home,
Berkeley. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Garden West Cemetery. Visitation
will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He married Marion Rapp; she preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Joan Redick; one sister, May Yetter; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son.

Mr. Yetter was a retired optician for Uhlemand Optical Company.

Memorials may be made to Camp New Hope, Neoga.

Oct. 17, 2001

Linda Hendry

NEWMAN - Linda Kay Hendry, 44, of rural Newman, died at 7:40 p.m.
Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Taber Funeral Home, Oakland,
with the Ed Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Embarrass Cemetery,
northwest of Redmon. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was born Feb. 9, 1957, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Ronald and Betty
(McDaniel) McDaniel. She married Kris McGinness in 1979; he survives.
She married Ron Hendry in 1998; he survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Amanda McGinness of Charleston,
Sarah McGinness of Champaign and Gwen McGinness of Newman, and
two brothers, Thomas and Jack McDaniel of Cincinnati.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Mrs. Hendry operated Creative Custom Sewing for many years and was
previously a store manager at Paul Harris in the Tuscola Outlet Mall.
Recently, she was co-manager at the Children's Place, Champaign. She
attended the Newman Christian Church and was a member of the Edgar
County Home Extension.

Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice.

Oct. 16, 2001

"Nick" Chaplin Jr.

Earl D. "Nick" Chaplin, Jr., 66, of Englewood, Florida, passed away
Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Englewood Community Hospital. Mr. Chaplin
was born June 21, 1935 in Mattoon, Illinois to Earl D. and Mary (Love)
Chaplin, Sr. Nick was the owner/operator of Nick's Marine in Mattoon for
over 15 years and moved to Englewood from there in 1981. He was a
Master Marine Mechanic both in Illinois and Florida and along with water
sports like fishing and water skiing he was an avid pool player. Nick has
played in numerous leagues and won many tournaments both in Illinois and
Florida.

He is survived by his son, Anthony "Tony" Chaplin of Greenwood, IN;
daughter Tammy Chaplin-Batha of St. Louis, MO; brothers, Charlie of
Mattoon, IL, Larry of Chicago, IL; one year old grandson, Max Anthony
Chaplin also of Greenwood; and his special companion, Teddy, his 10
years old cocker spaniel.

A memorial service was held in Englewood Thursday evening. A memorial
service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Caudill-King
Funeral Home in Charleston, IL. Private inurnment will be at Harmony
Cemetery, Greenup, IL.

Donations made to the WW II Memorial Society in Nick's name would be
greatly appreciated 1-800-639-4WW2.

Edward Clark

GLENDO, Wyo. - Edward Elliott Clark, 64, of Glendo, Wyo., formerly of
Charleston, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Faith Baptist Church in
Guernsey, Wyo., with Pastor Randy Simmons officiating. Burial will be in
Prairie Rest Cemetery, Guernsey. The Platte Funeral Chapel is in charge of
the arrangements. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 to 11:30
a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

He was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Charleston, the son of John W. and Edna P.
Ault Clark. He married Patricia Potter in 1956; they divorced.

Survivors include five sons, William, Richard, Louis and Michael Clark,
and Edward Clark Jr., all of Charleston; three daughters, Donna Perry,
Patricia Clark and Peggy Turner, all of Charleston; one brother, Larry
Clark of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four sisters, Alice Nees of Ashmore, Maxine
McHarris of Tulsa, Okla., Helen Lorenz of Guernsey, Wyo., and Barbara
Dayton of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and nine grandchildren.

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

Mr. Clark was a truck driver for Werner Trucking, retiring in 1998.

James Gatewood

TYLER, Texas - James F. Gatewood, 82, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of
Mattoon, died Thursday (Oct. 11, 2001) in a Tyler hospital.

A graveside service was conducted in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev.
David O'Neal officiating. The Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler, Texas,
was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Wellington, Kan.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Louise Gatewood of Tyler, Texas.

Mr. Gatewood served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II
and was a retired Landman. He was a member of the Presbyterian
denomination, the national and local Landman Associations, and served as
president of the Willow Brook Country Club.

Ray Hawes

VICTORIA, Texas - Ray Hawes, 80, of Victoria, Texas, formerly of
Westfield, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) in Victoria, Texas.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Markwell Funeral Chapel,
Westfield. Burial will be in Mapel Hill Cemetery, Westfield, with military
rites by the Kansas and Westfield American Legion. Visitation will be from
noon until service time at the funeral chapel.

He was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Paducah, Ky., the son of Quintes and Lucy
Allbritton Hawes. He married Leona Jones Hawes in 1943; she died in
1984. He later married Edith Maxey Hawes; she survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Michael Hawes of Peoria, Jerry Hawes
of Elkville, Neil Hoskins of Conroe, Texas, and Don Hoskins of Mason,
Texas; two daughters, Brenda Jud and Carole Donelson, both of Victoria,
Texas; two sisters, May Elliott and Cathleen Gordon, both of Paducah,
Ky.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son.

Mr. Hawes was a retired machinist for Westinghouse Air Brake. He was a
World War II veteran and member of the Crescent Valley Baptist Church,
Victoria, Texas.

Joanne Henry

DECATUR - Joanne M. Henry, 53, of Decatur, formerly of Findlay, died
at 1:40 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, Shelbyville, with the Rev. James D. O'Shea and the Rev.
John E. Sohm officiating. Visitation will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the
church. Family graveside services will be Wednesday in Calvary Cemetery,
Pana. Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, is in charge of
arrangements.

She was born April 12, 1948, in Springfield, the daughter of W. Vincent
and Gertrude Mary Ann Mickey Beyers. She married Michael G. Henry in
1978; he survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Lindsey Marie Henry, at home.

Mrs. Henry was the owner/operator of Joanne's Hair Fashions, Decatur.
She was a teacher's assistant for the RCIA Class at Our Lady of the Holy
Spirit Catholic Church. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit
Catholic Church, Mt. Zion, and a former member of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville, and St. Isidore Catholic Church,
Bethany.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Cancer Center for Children, Memphis,
Tenn.

Sally Hires

CASEY - Sally Mae Hires, 87, of Casey, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday (Oct.
14, 2001) at Heartland Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Markwell Funeral Home,
Casey, with the Rev. Ronnie Gross officiating. Burial will be in Mound
Cemetery, near Oblong. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the
funeral home.

She was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Robinson, the daughter of Luther E. and
Callie Elizabeth Hussey Cohoon. She married the Rev. John H. Hires in
1936; he died in 1981.

Survivors include one son, James Hires of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters,
Barbara Hill of Charleston and Jeanne Stanbaugh of Terre Haute, Ind.;
three brothers, Ralph Cohoon of Indianapolis, Carl Cohoon of Casey and
Donald Cohoon of Piper City; two sisters, Louise Murphy and Marie
Risinger, both of Casey; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, one brother and two sisters.

Mrs. Hires was a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church
of Casey and Order of Eastern Star.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Champaign.

Raymond Krikie

STEWARDSON, Ill. - Wm. Raymond Krikie, 78, of rural Stewardson,
died at 9:10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center, Coles County, Ill.

A local visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home in Neoga, Ill. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the
Vickery Funeral Home in Shawneetown, with the Rev. Leo Hall officiating.
Burial will be in the West Wood Cemetery, Shawneetown, Ill. Visitation
will be two hours prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home in
Shawneetown, Ill.

He was born December 21, 1922, in Shawneetown, Illinois, a son of
William and Cora Lee (Wolf) Krikie. He married Mildred Hall in 1945 in
Morgansfield, Ky.; she died on May 26, 1974.

Survivors include a son, Ken Krikie of Neoga, Ill., a brother, Earl Krikie of
Shawneetown, Ill.; sister, Mrs. Mary Crane of Hitchcock, Texas; three
grandchildren, Mrs. Angie Allen of Pomona, Mo., Rev. Andy Krikie of
Mattoon, Ill. and Mark Krikie of Neoga, Ill.; one great-grandson, Wyatt
Wm. Krikie of Neoga, Ill.

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

Mr. Krikie was a retired welder at the Blaw Knox Company in Mattoon, Ill.
He was a member of the Eagles Club in Mattoon, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Letha Sandiford

CHARLESTON - Letha E. Sandiford, 88, of Charleston, died at 7 p.m.
Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) at the Hilltop Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral
Home with the Rev. Jess Adams officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens, Mattoon. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
funeral home.

She was born July 26, 1913, in Clark County, the daughter of W.T. and
Flora Glosser Madlem. She married Joe Sandiford in 1929; he died in 1998.

Survivors include four daughters, Lela May Ayers of Charleston, Geneva
Clapp of Tolono, Maxine Neese of Hindsboro and Carolyn Gose of
Mattoon; three brothers, Bill and Byrd Madlem of Charleston, and Jim
Madlem of Casey; three sisters, Una Matteson and Violet Simpson, both of
Casey, and Emma Ryan of Windfall, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 33
great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Sandiford was a homemaker.


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