Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Irene W. Ferrell

WINDSOR - Irene W. Ferrell, 91, of Windsor, IL passed away Tuesday,
(Nov. 13, 2001) at 12:00 noon at her residence in Windsor.

Mrs. Ferrell was born Sept. 29, 1910 in Windsor, IL the daughter of Harry
Allen and Lucy Linvill Wallace.

She was a member of the Windsor Christian Church, Daughters of the
American Revolution, and the Eastern Star Lodge of Windsor and a former
member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She raised her
children and then taught in Windsor area schools for twenty-one and one
half years.

She married Glenn I. Ferrell June 9, 1930 in Windsor and he passed away
Dec. 1, 1991.

Surviving are a grandson, Lee Campbell and wife Stephanie of Windsor;
great-grandsons, Gage Campbell and Mason Campbell; life long family
friend, Frank Warren and wife Dorothy of Windsor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; sons, Arlie and Leo and
her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday in Lovins-Lockart Funeral
Home in Windsor. Rev. Richard Eident will officiate. Visitation will be
from 12:30 PM Friday until service time. Burial will be in Windsor
Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Playground Equipment Fund for the
Windsor Grade School.

Geraldine Glasscock

GAYS - Geraldine M. "Jeri" Glasscock, 82, of Gays, died at 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor.

Carl Johnson

CHARLESTON, Ill. - Carl L. Johnson, 94, of Charleston, Ill., formerly of
Lansing, Ill., died at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn
Cemetery, with Pastor Robert Hackler officiating. No visitation is planned.
The Caudill-King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Sept. 4, 1907, in Weir, Kansas, to Joseph and Martha Luke
Johnson. He married Sophie M. Arlasky in 1934; she died on Oct. 26,
1996.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Fred Wolff of Charleston; two grandsons,
Scott and Karl Wolff, both of Charleston; one granddaughter, Amy
Galante of Stuart, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carole Wolff in 1998; and
several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Johnson had retired in 1972 as Yard and Transportation
Superintendent for Wisconsin Steel Works in Chicago where he had
worked for 47 years.

Robert Moore

MARTINSVILLE - Robert L. Moore, 89, of Martinsville, died at 3:50
a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2001) at Burnside Nursing Home, Marshall.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ridgelawn Cemetery,
Martinsville. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Greenwell Funeral
Home, Martinsville, at 8 p.m. Masonic rites will be conducted.

He was born Feb. 15, 1912, in Martinsville, the son of Joseph S. and
Goldie Ward Moore. He married Mary Belle Bullard in 1932; she died in
1994.

Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Nan Friddle of Bondfield; three
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Moore was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Martinsville
United Methodist Church, a more than 50-year member of the Farm
Bureau and a more than 60-year member of the Clark Lodge 603 AF &
AM. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Body of Danville, Ainad
Shrine Temple, Clark County Shrine Club and one of the founding
members of the Martinsville Agricultural Fair Board of Directors in 1945.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund, Heart Fund or the Shriners
Hospital.

WILLIE G. WRIGHT

CHARLESTON, IL - Willie G. Wright, age 98 of Charleston, passed away
on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Services celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday,
November 17 (2001) with Reverend Bill Boaz officiating. Visitation will be
held Friday evening from 5-7. Services and Visitation will be held at
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Following the
services, Interment will be in Kickapoo Cemetery, south of Charleston.

Willie was born May 19, 1903 in Wrightsville, Illinois the son of Samuel
Nelson and Margaret Hannah (Nees) Wright. On March 5, 1934, he
married Mary E. Balch in Charleston.

He is survived by Mary, his loving and caring wife of sixty-seven plus
years; two sons, Bill Wright and his special friend Mary Rickelman of
Mattoon, Illinois and Adrian Wright and his special friend Kate Campbell
of Charleston; two daughters, Josephine Lee and her husband Bruce Sr. of
Charleston and Jeanette Hornbeck and her husband Robert of Las Cruces,
New Mexico; nineteen grandchildren, Bill Wright, Jr. and his wife Cora of
Portage, Indiana; Mary Boyer and her husband Norman, Debbie Allen and
her husband Bert and Tammy Quigley, all of Mattoon, Westley Wright and
his wife Tina, Bruce Lee, Jr. and his wife Teresa, Tony Lee, Casey
Hutchcraft, A.L. Wright, and Jan Scholes and her husband Greg, all of
Charleston; Nancy Gire and her husband Jimmy of Tuscola, Illinois,
Melissa Voreis and her husband Bob and Ronald Hornbeck and his wife
Corrine, all of South Bend, Indiana, Julie Yarnell and her husband Bill of
Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Brent Wright and his wife Jennifer of Spring, Texas,
Marc Hutchcraft and his wife Winnie of Kansas City, Kansas, Corey
Hutchcraft and his wife Shanna of Gonzales, Louisiana, Sherry Kay Smith
of Springfield, Illinois and Necole Leigh Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma;
thirty-five great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. He was
preceded by his parents; two brothers, Lewis Wright and Sam Wright; and
six sisters, Dessie Finch, Sadie Steele, Ethel Hodge, Belle Campbell, Mary
Wright and Gracie Wright.

Willie's life was lengthy and rewarding and his life's greatest rewards were
those of his lovely wife Mary, his four children, fifty-nine grandchildren,
great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; all of whom he was
tremendously proud and all whom he dearly loved.

He was a member of Eagles Ambraw Aerie #3100 of Charleston,
Charleston Moose Lodge #1388 and CASS (Catfish Anglers Social Society
of which he was a Charter Member of the Illinois Group). He enjoyed
fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, and raising hunting dogs. His passion
for the out-of-doors gained him a wealth of information relating to nature,
flowers, birds and animals and he shared generously that knowledge with
his family. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the carpentry and concrete
industry, sometimes self employed, other times with companies, and he
recalls having been involved in the construction of South Fourth Street
along with several other projects in the Charleston Area that took place
during the twentieth century.

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

Nov. 14, 2001

JAMES "JOE" FERGUSON

Joe Ferguson, age 39, of Washington, D.C., was on American Airlines
Flight #77 which hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and died while
traveling on a National Geographic-sponsored educational field trip to the
Channel Islands.

Memorial services celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday,
November 16, 2001, at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend
Robert C. Clark officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Ferguson was a 14-year veteran of the National Geographic Society,
where he most recently served as Director of Geography Education
Outreach. He joined the National Geographic's fledgling Geography
Education Program in 1989. Through his passion and dedication, Mr.
Ferguson had become a creative leader of the Society team charged with
enhancing the teaching and learning of geography in American classrooms.
The thousands of teachers and students he worked with loved him for it.

Mr. Ferguson was one of the principal architects that designed the
infrastructure of geography education, which resulted in the improvement
of geography education throughout the United States. He personally
directed more than 25 educational workshops, which trained 1,700
teachers, who in turn influenced some 150,000 teachers in this country
alone.

As an example, this summer Joe worked with the JASON Foundation to
establish a relationship between science and social studies teachers. In
addition, he orchestrated a multi-year program to prepare teachers for
educating students for the upcoming Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
observance.

Born in Canton, Mississippi, in 1962, Mr. Ferguson later moved to
Washington, D.C., arriving at National Geographic on temporary
assignment as an intern in 1987. He was then hired as a researcher in the
Educational Media department. Two years later, he transferred to the
Geography Education Program.

Mr. Ferguson held a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of
Southern Mississippi. He was working toward a master's in geography first
at Southwest University in San Marcus, Texas before transferring to Ohio
University in Athens, Ohio, when he started at National Geographic. He
was a Board Member of GENIP (Geography Education National
Implementation Project) and a member of the National Council for
Geography Education, the National Council for Social Studies, and the
National Middle School Association. He also served as a long-time math
tutor and mentor for students in his neighborhood middle school. He was
an active member of the Unity Church of Washington, D.C., on Capitol
Hill.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Harrell of Durant, Miss.; his
grandfather, Bob Noyes of Durant, Miss, formerly of Mattoon; his brother,
Randy Ferguson of Pearl, Mississippi; and his dog, Winston, of
Washington, D.C.

The family requests that interested parties make donations to the National
Geographic Society's Geography Education Program - Joe Ferguson Fund
(c/o National Geographic Society, Development Office - 1145 17th Street,
NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.) Please make certain to include Joe's name
on the subject line of your check.

LILLIAN GOHRING

Lillian Jane Gohring, age 82, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:57 p.m. on
Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

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

Lillian was born October 19, 1919, in Kankakee, a daughter of Henry G.
and Helen Brazier Baird. She married Donald C. Smith in 1940. She
married William A. "Herman" Gohring on January 16, 1960 in Chicago. He
passed away on April 22, 1978. She was also preceded in death by her
parents and one brother, Ray Baird.

Survivors include one daughter, Paula Zinschlag and husband Ed of
Mattoon; one son, Thomas Lee Smith of Shreveport, Louisiana; one
stepson, W. J. Gohring of Galesburg, Indiana; seven grandchildren,
including Derek Smith of Shreveport, Louisiana, Kari (Zinschlag) Wofford
of St. Louis, Missouri, Gretchen Zinschlag of Tempe, Arizona, Kristina
Zinschlag of Mattoon; and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany A. Wofford.

Mrs. Gohring graduated from Kankakee High School with the Class of
1938. She was employed with Kroehler Furniture in Kankakee and
Brunswick Corporation in Chicago, from which she retired in 1976. She
was baptized a member of the First Methodist Church in Kankakee was a
member of the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon, the Rebecca
Circle at the Church, Women of the Moose in Kankakee and Mattoon
where she served as Senior Regent in Mattoon, Elks Auxiliary,
Toastmasters, and American Business Women's Association.

Memorial gifts may be made to the East Central Illinois Alzheimer's
Association.

Carolyn E. Wallace

STRASBURG - Carolyn E. Wallace, 80, of Strasburg, died at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, November 12, 2001 in her residence.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul's Lutheran
Church, Strasburg with Rev. Gary Fortkamp officiating. Visitation from
5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg.
Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery, Windsor. Memorials may be given to
St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Donor's Choice.

Mrs. Wallace was born on December 1, 1920 in rural Strasburg, the
daughter of William and Caroline Diepholz Lenz. She worked in the local
grocery stores in Strasburg for many years and recently retired from the
Wal-Mart in Effingham where she was a greeter. She was a member of St.
Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg. She married Clyde "Jim" Wallace on
October 22, 1940. He died on December 22, 1960.

Surviving are her son, Donnie Wallace and wife Pat of Strasburg;
daughters, Carole Miller of Dwight, Nancy Hill and husband Tim of
Collinsville, Maxine Winter and husband Curt of Stewardson and Janet
Wallace and friend Dennis Elson of Caseyville; 12 grandchildren; and 6
great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, John William Wallace; two
brothers, Erwin Lenz and Martin Lenz; one grandson, Michael William
Latch; and two son-in-laws, Roger Hill and Jerry Miller.

Nov. 13, 2001

Dale Atkins

CASEY - Dale Atkins, 91, of Casey, died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 10,
2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwell Funeral Home,
Martinsville, with the Rev. George Nika officiating. Burial will be in
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home.

He was born March 14, 1910, in Clark County, the son of Jesse and Lillian
Barr Atkins. He married Evelyn Sharp in 1937; she died in 1991.

Surviving are two sons, Bernie Atkins of Casey and Tom Atkins of
Kirkland, Wash.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Atkins had retired from Marathon Oil Co. He attended the Moriah
Church of God, the Martinsville Bible Church and Calvary Baptist Church
in Findlay, Ohio. He was a member of Clark Lodge 603 AF and AM.

Memorials may be made to the Martinsville Bible Church.

Nov. 12, 2001

Patricia Elder

SULLIVAN - Patricia Kay (Katie) Elder, 45, of Sullivan, died at 11:31
p.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be
one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born March 10, 1956, in Sullivan, the daughter of George Dale
and Evelyn Carnine Elder.

Surviving are her mother of Sullivan and three brothers, Gerald C. Elder of
Shelbyville, Thomas W. Elder of Sullivan and Les Elder of Milton, N.H.

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

Ms. Elder was a CNA and attended the First Christian Church in Sullivan.
She was a member of the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary Post 68 of
Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Jerry Grant

OBLONG - Jerry E. Grant, 55, of Oblong, formerly of West Union, died
at 5:31 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health
Care Center in Danville.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral
Chapel in West Union with Pastor Lynette Barnett officiating. Burial will
be in Harrison Cemetery with military rites by Robinson VFW Post 4549
and Robinson American Legion Post 69. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m.
Monday and from 7 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the chapel.

He was born July 24, 1946, in Paris, the son of Lamont "Gene" and Mary
Jane Clouse Grant.

Surviving are his fiance, Martha Hightshoe of Oblong; one son, Dennis
Lambrecht of Argyole, Texas; two daughters, Denise Jackson of Irving,
Texas and Sally Love of Colleyville, Texas; four brothers, Bill Grant, Les
Grant, Jim Grant and Robert Grant, all of Dowagiac, Mich.; four sisters,
Carol Melton, Linda White and Marla Miller, all of Dowagiac, Mich. and
Sharon Fuller of Hartford, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.

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

Mr. Grant was an RV transporter for Horizon Transport and Jet, Inc. in
Elkhart, Ind. He previously owned Jerry's Tire Service in Irving, Texas.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Robinson American
Legion.

Louise Honnold

PARIS - Louise Tym Honnold, 85, of Paris, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday
(Nov. 10, 2001) at Paris Community Hospital.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sutton & Son Funeral
Home in Paris. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery north of Kansas.
Visitation will be private.

She was born Jan 9, 1916, in Charleston, the daughter of Dr. William B.
and Gertrude Best Tym. She married J. Eugene Honnold in 1944. He died
in 1973.

Surviving are one sister, Martha Johnson of Carlsbad, Calif.; one nephew,
Stephen B. Johnson of Pasadena, Calif. and one niece, Jan Corneilson of
Vista, Calif.

Mrs. Honnold was a member First United Methodist Church of Paris.

BETTY A. MILLER

Betty Ann Miller, age 73, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Friday,
November 9, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Private family graveside services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Today (Monday) at the Dodge Grove Cemetery with the Reverend John
B. Crutcher officiating. No visitation is planned. The Schilling Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty was born February 22, 1928, in Mattoon, a daughter of Robert and
Grace Thorpe Gullion. She married Wayne E. Miller Sr. on May 22, 1947
in Mattoon. He passed away April 19. 1992. She was also preceded in
death by three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne E. Miller Jr. and wife Pat and Terry G.
Miller, all of Mattoon; two daughters, Eunice A. Welch and husband
Robert and Marsha Overton and husband Roy "Bill", all of Mattoon; one
brother, George Gullion of Mattoon; ten grandchildren, Rob, David,
Trisha, Tony, Geoff, Vincent, Mike. Tammy, Troy and Doug; and eleven
great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a member of the First Alliance Church
in Mattoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Alliance Church.

Kenneth D. Williamson

Kenneth D. Williamson 46 of Findlay, IL passed away at 7:43 PM
Thursday Nov. 8, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Williamson was born Nov. 18, 1954 in Shelbyville the son of
Raymond and Anna Mae Luthe Williamson.

He was a carpenter and an avid NASCAR fan.

He married Brenda Browning Feb. 16, 1974 in Findlay and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter Michelle Bricker and husband Lyle of
Findlay; son Erik at home; granddaughters: Miranda Bricker and Brittany
Bricker both of Findlay; mother, Anna Mae Williamson of Shelbyville;
brothers: Clifford Williamson and wife Linda, Raymond Williamson and
wife Marla of Shelbyville and Jim Williamson all of Shelbyville; sisters
Leota Bragg and husband Gene of Sullivan and Cheryl Williamson of
Findlay; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Father.

Private memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday Nov. 12,
2001 in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Jeff
Browning will officiate. Memorials can be made to the Erik Williamson
Education Fund.
 

Nov. 10, 2001

Pauline M. Daugherty

MATTOON - Pauline M. Daugherty, age 79, of Mattoon, passed away at
11:25 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Provena Covenant Medical
Center, Urbana.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2001 at Central
Community Church with Reverend Mike Simonella officiating. Interment
will be in Washington Cemetery near Shelbyville. Visitation will be from
12:30 p.m. to service time Monday at the church. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline was born September 8, 1922 in Shelby County, Illinois a daughter
of Paul and Charlotte Miller Runkel. Her daughter, Ronnette Coffman and
her husband Chris of Millington, Tennessee; a niece whom she raised,
Ginnie Underwood and her husband Fred of Hudson, Illinois and a son
Ron Camfield and his wife Karen of rural Gays, Illinois, survive her. Seven
grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive. Two brothers,
Harold and Harry Runkel and a sister, Thelma Shuder preceded Pauline in
death.

Mrs. Daugherty was a member of Central Community Church. She owned
and operated restaurants in Shelbyville and Dalton and worked in nursing
homes in Mt. Zion for many years. Memorial contributions may be made
to Central Community Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Betty Holthaus

SULLIVAN - Betty A. Holthaus, 77, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of
Dalton City, died at 4:20 a.m. Friday (November 9, 2001) at the Alterra
Clarebridge Care Center, Tucson, Arizona.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday in St. Columcille
Catholic Church, Sullivan with Father John Sohm officiating. Visitation will
be 5-7 p.m. Sunday in Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with 7 p.m. prayer
service. Burial will be in St. Isidore Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials are
suggested to the Alzheimers Association.

Betty was born June 29, 1924, in Decatur the daughter of William Henry
and Margaret Louise Henneberry Brown. She had worked as a secretary
for the radiological and medical records departments of St. Mary's
Hospital, Decatur, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dalton
City, Moultrie County Home Extension, Moultrie County RSVP, Sacred
Heart Alter Society and a graduate of St. Teresa High School, Decatur.
She married Raymond H. Holthaus on June 28, 1947 in Macon and he
preceded her in death on March 31, 1997.

Surviving are her daughters: Mrs. Charles (Jana) Clark of Urbana, Rayne
Holthaus of Tucson, Arizona; a brother, Bill Brown of Macon and two
grandchildren.

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

Delbert Markley

MANTENO - Delbert "Ivan" Markley, 78, of Manteno, died Wednesday
(Nov. 8, 2001) at Riverside.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity United Methodist
Church, Kankakee, with the Rev. Martin R. Gutzmer officiating. The
Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Fayette, the son of Harvey Markley and
Ruth Threewit. He married Lovetta Kline in 1946; she survives.

Other survivors include one son, Jim Markley of Libertyville; four
daughters, Linda Overacker of Apache Junction, Ariz., Teresa Gibson of
Kankakee, and Kathy Reed and Kelly Rice, both of Charleston; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Markley was an operating engineer for Azzarelli for 20 years and had
previously worked at Lehigh Stone Quarry. He was affiliated with the
Trinity United Methodist Church in Kankakee and was a member of the
Perry Farm Association.

DALE BRENT McCULLOUGH II

CHARLESTON, IL - Dale Brent McCullough II, age 28 of Charleston,
passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at his residence. Services
celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 12
(2001) with Reverend John Keyes officiating. Visitation will be held
Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00. Services and Visitation will be held at
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Following the
services, Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery in Hutton Township.

Brent was born November 22, 1972 at Cherry Point Marine Corp Air
Station in North Carolina, the son of Dale "Brent" and Janet (Cougill)
McCullough.

He is survived by his parents of Charleston; one sister, Kimberly
McCullough of Charleston; two grandmothers, Alma McCullough and
Josephine Cougill, both of Charleston; three uncles, Terry McCullough and
his wife Judy of Athens, Alabama, Jerry Cougill and his wife Kay of
Braidwood, Illinois and Steve Cougill and his wife Pam of Charleston;
three aunts, Cecelia Carter and her husband Rick of Alpharetta, Georgia,
Carol Galey and her husband Reggie and Judy Barr and her husband Gary,
all of Charleston; twenty-two cousins; and four special friends, Winston
Miller living in the Chicago area, Joe McSwain, Brian Houston and Matt
Strong, all of Charleston. He was preceded by two grandfathers, Simpson
P. McCullough and William "Mino" Cougill.

Brent was a member of the University Baptist Church in Charleston. A
1991 Graduate of Charleston High School, Brent worked alongside his
father in his father's business, MC Services. He was a Military Veteran and
took great pride in the fact he served with the United States Marine Corps.
His interests were many and varied, having a keen interest in the internet
where he made several friends, attending barbershop quartet functions with
his father, dirt biking, horseback riding and country music. His family, for
whom he dearly loved and enjoyed being in their midst, included his
German Shepherd, Duke. Brent held a special fondness for the
out-of-doors and family gatherings often involved hiking, camping and
fishing. He will be warmly and lovingly remembered as a very special son,
brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend.

Brent'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.

Mary Timmons Reniche

BLOOMINGTON - Mary Margaret Timmons Reniche, 68, of
Bloomington, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at her residence.

A memorial mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the
Immaculate Conception Church, 2020 Richmond Ave., Mattoon, IL, with
Father Herman Niebrugge officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at
the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mattoon. Visitation will be
4-7 p.m. at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL
with the Rev. Thomas Shea leading the Rosary service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu
of flowers donations may be made to the OSF St. Joseph Hospice 2416 E.
Washington St., Bloomington, IL. 61701.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Reniche; daughters, Christie Ann
Reniche of Bloomington and Theresa (Vernon) Speickes of Normal; son,
Jim Reniche; brother, Donald (Jeanette) Timmons of Chillicothe, IL;
mother-in-law, Florence Reniche of Bourbonnais; two grandchildren, Pvt.
Scott Speickes of Fort Eustice, Virginia and Jennifer Speickes of Normal.

Mrs. Reniche was born Jan. 26, 1933 in Mattoon the daughter of James
Timmons and Esther Storm Timmons. She married Jack Reniche on Feb.
20, 1954 at Mattoon, IL; he survives. She was had retired from General
Telephone. She was a member of the American Business Women
Association, OSF St. Joseph Auxiliary and a volunteer. She had attended
Brown's Business College.

Mary was a caring and loving wife, mother, sister and friend.

Kenneth Williamson

FINDLAY - Kenneth D. Williamson, 46, of Findlay, died at 7:43 p.m.
Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at his residence.

A private memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Lockart and Sons
Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Jeff Browning officiating.

He was born Nov. 18, 1954, in Shelbyville, the son of Roy and Anna Mae
Luthe Williamson. He married Brenda Browning in 1974; she survives.

Other survivors include his mother of Shelbyville; one daughter, Michelle
Bricker of Findlay; one son, Erik, at home; three brothers, Clifford
Williamson and Raymond Williamson, both of Shelbyville, and Jim
Williamson of Findlay; one sister, Leota Bragg of Sullivan; and two
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Williamson was a carpenter.

Memorials may be made to the Erik Williamson Education Fund.

Ruth Young

SULLIVAN - Ruth V. Young, 82, of Sullivan, died on Friday, November
9, 2001, at 4:11 a.m. in the Arthur Home, Arthur.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial
will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials: Donor's choice.

Mrs. Young was born on April 7, 1919, in Humboldt the daughter of
Richard Irvin and Estella Guill Basham. She retired from Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center as a Dietary Supervisor. She married Donald W.
Young Sr. On May 15, 1937, in Charleston, he preceded her in death on
December 7, 1978.

She is survived by her sons: Don Young and wife Janet of Sullivan, Bob
Young and wife Adiline of Arthur; grandchildren: Cathy Floyd and
husband Timothy, Mack Young and wife Leslie, Garon Young and wife
Darlene, Curtis Young and wife Kathy, Kim Freeman and husband Bob
and Rob Young; step-grandchildren: Lonnie Miller and Joetta Miller;
great-grandchildren, Melinda Turney and Andrew Elder, Trisha and Alex
Young, Brandon Young, Shelby Freeman; great-great-grandson, Jordan
Turney; sisters, Nan Price of Mattoon, Grace Hepner of Tucson, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters, 2 great-grandsons.

Nov. 9, 2001

Betty Witt

WINDSOR - Betty Ruth Witt, 73, of Windsor, died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday
(Nov. 8, 2001) at her residence.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home,
Windsor, with the Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Sand Creek Cemetery near Windsor.

She was born May 30, 1928, in Moultrie County, the daughter of Everett
and Hazel Butler Spencer.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Goad of Mattoon, Donna Witt of
Windsor and Nancy Kappes of Hindsboro; one sister, Helen Smith of
Stewardson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Witt was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Sullivan and
the Windsor Christian Church.

NORMA B. MOULTON

Norma B. Moulton, 84, of Boise, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at
home of natural causes.

Graveside inurnment services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, November
9, at Morris Hill Cemetery, under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner
Funeral Chapel.

Norma was born on November 3, 1917 in Lodge Pole, Nebraska, the
daughter of Clyde J. and Blanche E. Ayers Schad. She graduated from
Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Nebraska. She met C.H. Moulton in
Cheyenne, Wyoming and they were married in Kimball, Nebraska in 1943.
They resided most of their married life in Mattoon, Illinois, where he was a
railroad engineer for the New York Central Railroad. She moved to Idaho
in 1993.

Norma was a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star and Job's Daughter's.
Norma was a woman of faith who held her relationship with the Lord very
close to her heart. She was raised during the dust bowl days in Nebraska
and continued to carry her parent's pioneer spirit all of her life.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law R.W. and Cathy Moulton,
her grandson, Clifford Moulton, and a granddaughter, Missy Rose
Moulton, all of Riggins, ID; a sister-in-law, Eva Schad of Laramie,
Wyoming; a brother-in-law and his wife, Jim and Clarice Moulton of
Wood River, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Moulton of Mattoon,
Illinois; Sister-in-law, Josephine Heidt of Madison, Wisconsin; a nephew,
Joel Schad of Casper, Wyoming, and two nieces, Karla Schad Cole of
Laramie, Wyoming and Kay Campbell of Laramie, Wyoming.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband C.H. in 1968 and her
daughter, Bonnye Moulton in 1997.

Her family suggests memorials be made to the Shriner's Children's
Hospital, Fairfax Ave. and Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
 

Nov. 8, 2001

Richard "Dick" Beals

CHARLESTON, IL - Richard E. "Dick" Beals, 58, of Charleston, Illinois,
formerly of Greenup and Trilla, Illinois, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday
(November 6, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles
County, IL.

The funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Friday (November 9, 2001) at the Free
Methodist Church, in Neoga, IL, with the Rev. Steve Massengill
officiating. Burial will be in Beals Cemetery Trilla, IL. Visitation will be
6:00-8:00 p.m. today (November 8, 2001) at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral
Home, Neoga, IL, and one hour before the service on Friday at the
church.

He was born September 5, 1943, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, to Harry
N. and Florence L. (Baugh) Beals.

Survivors include stepmother, Mrs. Lela Beals of Greenup, IL; sisters, Sue
Nichols of rural Neoga, IL and Marlene Vincent and husband Paul of
Toledo, IL; brothers, H. Fred Beals of Greenup, IL, Gary Beals of Toledo,
IL and Jerry Baugh and wife Mary Jane of Friend, Neb.; stepbrothers,
Don Barnes and wife Margie of Greenup, IL and Terry Barnes and wife
Betty of Watson, IL; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Beals had been handicapped for several years. He attended the Free
Methodist Church in Neoga, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church of Neoga, IL or to
the family.

ALBERT ALLEN BIGGS

ARCOLA, IL - Albert Allen Biggs, 79, of Arcola, IL passed away at 2:30
p.m. Monday, November 5, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in
Mattoon, IL.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 at the
Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL. Rev. Margaret Misal
will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from
5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001 at the funeral home.

Albert was born September 20, 1922 in Arcola, IL. He was a son of
Charles R. and Susie (Seitz) Biggs. He married Margaret Sylvester on
November 19, 1942 in Tuscola, IL

Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Biggs of Arcola, IL; 1 son, Richard
E. Biggs and his wife Vickie of Arcola, IL; 2 granddaughters, Dena Eggers
and her husband William of Toledo, IL and Darla Hackleman and her
husband Damon of Champaign, IL; 1 great-granddaughter, Hannah Eggers
of Toledo, IL; 1 stepgreat-granddaughter, Lacey Eggers of Toledo; 1
brother, Everett Biggs of Arcola, IL; 1 sister, Mildred Smith and her
husband Paul of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews.

His parents; one brother, William; and one sister, Blanche preceded him in
death.

Albert was a member of the Moose and Eagles Clubs in Mattoon.

Albert farmed in the Arcola area his entire life and officially retired in 1987,
but he stayed very active in the farming.

Memorials may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church or the
Arcola Library.

Elaine Cox

ARCOLA - Elaine Eleanora Cox, 85, of Arcola, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
(Nov. 6, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Edwards Funeral Home,
Arcola, with the Rev. Kent Conover officiating. Burial will be in Caldonia
Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 29, 1915, in Sparta, the daughter of Chesley and
Elizabeth Sykes. She married Lowell Cox in 1963; he died in 1999.

Survivors include one son, Richard Hagan of Arcola; one daughter, Ruth
DeAngelo of Benton; one stepson, Bob Cox of Tampa, Fla.; one
stepdaughter, Pat McFadyen Thompson of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and
several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one stepson.

Mrs. Cox was a waitress for several years and later worked for Olan Mills
Photography. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Arcola and the
Sparta United Methodist Church.

Jim Tedrick

CASEY - Myron Ray "Jim" Tedrick, 90, of Casey died at 9:50 a.m.
Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) at Heartland Manor, Casey.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Markwell Funeral Home,
Casey, with the Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Burial with military rites will
be conducted by the Casey VFW Post 5762 at Casey Cumberland
Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 24, 1911, in Vandalia, the son of John W. Tedrick and
Sarah Mamie Freeze Tedrick. He married Eugenia Winifred "Tibby"
Barker Tedrick in 1937; she survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sharon Rue of Casey and Nancy
Cummins of Lake Zurich; one sister, Audrey Hoffman of Vandalia; six
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Tedrick was a retired history teacher and coach, having taught in
Catlin and Casey. He was also Clark County superintendent for 20 years.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the First Christian
Church of Casey, the Casey Country Club and the Clark County Retired
Teachers Association.

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

GEORGE TUTWILER

CHARLESTON - George Tutwiler, 70, of Charleston, passed away at
11:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

A graveside funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 at
Mound Cemetery with Reverend Billy O. Hall officiating. Military rites will
be conducted by the Charleston V.F.W. Post. Visitation will be from 11:45
a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

George was born September 1, 1931 at Charleston, son of George and
Vonnie Lee Tutwiler. Survivors include two sisters: Wilma Smith of
Charleston and Alice Pennington of International Falls, MN. Two nieces,
who were his caregivers, Fern Carver of Charleston and Ruby M. Deckard
of Camargo, IL. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

George was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, and a
member of the Mattoon American Legion. He worked as a laborer through
Union Local #171. After retiring, his hobby was collecting aluminum cans
for recycling.

Nov. 7,2001

Lois Greathouse

SULLIVAN - Lois Greathouse, 86, of Sullivan, formerly of Hindsboro,
died at 9:45 p.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at the Illinois Masonic Home,
Sullivan.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mound Cemetery,
Charleston, with Pastor Tony Crouch officiating.

She was born March 1, 1915, in Charleston, the daughter of William and
Gwendolyn Griffith. She married Wayne Greathouse in 1935; he died in
1976.

Survivors include one son, Dale Greathouse of Oakland; one grandchild;
and two great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Greathouse was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of
the Hindsboro Christian Church and 50-year member of the Order of
Eastern Star.

RUTH KITE

Ruth Elizabeth Brunson Kite, age 77, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:15
p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2001, at her residence.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at
the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Ron Dickinson officiating.
Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held
from Noon until service time on Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.

Ruth was born June 16, 1924, in Coles County, a daughter of William and
Clara Switzer Runner. She married Harold O'Day in 1943 and he preceded
her in 1955. She married Otis Brunson in 1971 and he preceded her in
1988. She married Fred Kite in 1994 and he preceded her in 2000. She
was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Overmeyer; three
brothers, Alfred Runner, Edsel Runner and Virgil Runner; and one infant
sister, Dorothy Runner.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharyl King and husband Gary and Patti
Woodard, all of Mattoon; two stepsons, Glenn Brunson and wife Bonnie
of Allenville and Michael Brunson and wife Pat of Mattoon; son-in-law,
Henry Overmeyer of Neoga; three sisters, Catherine Phillips of Mattoon,
Lela Ames of Lerna and Laura Vinson of Arlington, Texas; nine
grandchildren, Dana, David, Melissa, Sherry, Rachelle, Amy, Shawn, Cole
and Christopher; and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kite formerly was employed with the Mattoon Garment Factory for
twenty years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Mattoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Mable Smith

NEOGA - Mable L. Smith, 81, of Neoga, formerly of Champaign and
Urbana, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at Provena Covenant
Medical Center.

Funeral services will be noon Thursday at the Mittendorf-Calvert Funeral
Home, Champaign, with Pastor Joey A. Condon officiating. Burial will be
in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be 10 a.m.
until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born March 12, 1920, in Champaign, the daughter of John
Edward and LueEtta McAnich Stiebner. She married Francis A. Smith in
1960; he survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Phebus of Urbana and
Marlene Gossard of Mattoon; two sisters, Jessie Schlorff of Rantoul and
Helen Cook of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 12
great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Smith was a member of the St. Peters Evangelical Church in
Champaign, VFW 630 Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary in
Urbana.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to the American
Heart Association.

Phyllis Still

ARCOLA, Illinois - Phyllis Ann Still, 75, of Arcola, died at 3:55 P.M.
Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 at
Arcola United Methodist Church, 121 S. Locust Street, Arcola, with
Reverend Margaret Misal as officiant. Burial will be in the Arcola
Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Shrader
Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust, Arcola.

Mrs. Still was born March 12, 1926, in Arcola, a daughter of Walter and
Zelma Hood Kutz. She married Dale Still in Tuscola on March 24, 1944;
he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1988.

Survivors include one daughter, Marsha Melton and her husband Denny of
Arcola; Ron Still and his wife Regina of Arcola; 4 grandchildren, Shawn
Still and his wife Amanda of Arcola; Brian Perkins of Galesburg; Ryan
Melton and his wife Carrie of Arcola; Brandi Melton of Arcola; 9
great-grandchildren, Seth, Ethan, and Dale Still; Meghan and Bridget
Perkins; Alexis and Jordan Melton and Madysen and Mackenzie Melton.

Mrs. Still was a homemaker. She was a member of the Arcola United
Methodist Church where she was a member of the Singles Group. She
enjoyed baking, making crafts and loved to spend time with her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcola United Methodist Church.


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