Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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Cameron and Cody Schrock

MATTOON - Cameron David and Cody Joseph Schrock were stillborn on
Nov. 13, 2001, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Private services will be Saturday with the Rev. Robert Clark officiating.
Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, is in
charge of the arrangements.

Cameron and Cody were the sons of David Lawrence and Crystal Colleen
Clapham Schrock.

Survivors include their parents of Mattoon; one brother, Colten Seth
Schrock of Mattoon; paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Cheryl Schrock
of Arcola; maternal grandmother, Norma Clapham of Mattoon; paternal
great-grandparents, Fannie Schrock of Arcola, and Charles and Jackie
Logue of Indianapolis; and maternal great-grandmothers, Helen Sowers of
Mattoon and Laura Clapham of Clinton, Utah.

They are preceded in death by one sister and great-grandfathers.

Leo Underwood

DALTON CITY - Leo B. Underwood, 84, of Dalton City, died at 6:32
a.m. Friday (Nov. 23, 2001) at his home.

The McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany, is in charge of the
arrangements.

Nov. 23, 2001

Aubrey Walden

SHELBYVILLE, Illinois ­ Aubrey Ross Walden, 93, of Shelbyville, died at
1:30 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2001 in Shelbyville Manor.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Howe & Yockey Funeral
Home in Shelbyville conducted by Rev. Bruce Owens and Rev. Ron
Tucker. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Burial in Glenwood
Cemetery, Shelbyville with military rites by Shelby County Honor Guard.
Memorials to the First United Methodist Church or donors choice.

Mr. Walden was born May 6, 1908 near Windsor, the son of Harlin and
Minnie Walden Walden. He graduated from Windsor High School in 1926.
He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army. He served 4 1/2
years in New Guinea and Philippines and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was a retired farmer and retired employee of the University of Missouri.
The Waldens lived from 1959 in Hallsville, Missouri and returned to
Shelbyville in 1988. He was a member of the First United Methodist
Church, the Roy Vanderpool American Legion Post #81, and VFW Post
#4829 all of Shelbyville. He married Mary Elizabeth Shaffer on November
19, 1941.

Survivors include wife, Mary; daughter, Connie Sue Walden at home; son,
Howard Ray Walden of Kansas City, Missouri; and brother, Jean Walden
of Windsor.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Walden and Donald Walden
and two sisters, Marie Conley and Theoda Baker.

Nov. 22, 2001

DONALD E. BAER

DECATUR -- Donald E. Baer, 67, of Decatur, died Monday, November
19, 2001 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

Services will be 7:00 P.M. Friday in Graceland Star of Hope Chapel, with
visitation 1 hour before services. Entombment will be in Star of Hope
Mausoleum. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

Mr. Baer was born August 19, 1934 in Decatur, the son of Russell and
Alice (Troutman) Baer. He was a job developer at Macon Resources. He
was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He graduated from
Decatur High School and received his Bachelors Degree in Business from
Millikin University. He married Jeanette Fawley in Decatur on June 10,
1956.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette of Decatur; son, Larry Baer and wife
Michelle of Joliet; daughter, Lynette Drake and husband Mike of
Charleston; brother, Russell E. Baer and wife Sue of Littleton, Colo.;
grandchildren, Autumn and Cameron Baer and Hannah and Michael Drake.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jewell Marie Beasley

MATTOON -- Jewell Marie Beasley, age 66, of Mattoon, died at 3:50 a.m.
on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Private funeral services for the family will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday
at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Clark
officiating. Private visitation for the family will be held one hour prior to the
service. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Jewell was born September 6, 1935 in Windsor, a daughter of George and
Irene Wallace Elliott. She married Charles Beasley on August 21, 1954. He
survives.

She is survived by four children as well, Mrs. John (Vickie) Davis of
Lovington; Michael Beasley of Palm Bay, Florida; Brad Beasley of
Mattoon, and Pennie Funk of Mattoon. She is survived by one brother,
Raymond Elliott of Surprise, Arizona; and two sisters, Mrs. Betty Eastin of
Sun City, Arizona and Mrs. Patty Croger of Greenville, Kentucky. She
leaves 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Beasley attended the Heartland Community Church in Decatur and
the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Jewell was a sports enthusiast and was considered an avid golfer. She
enjoyed playing bingo and had a great affection for animals.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stephen Bowen

MESA, Ariz. -- Stephen Ozee Bowen, 60, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of
Mattoon, died Sunday (Nov. 18, 2001) in Mesa Valley Lutheran Hospital.

A graveside service with military rites will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Florida
National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at
the Mariscano-Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa, Fla.

He was born Feb. 27, 1941, in Mattoon, the son of Harold and Martha
Ozee Bowen.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Charlene; two sons, Eric Stephen and
Kevin Harold, both of Tampa, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Cathy Beckner of
Jacksonville, Fla., and Lois Legg of Beckley, W.Va.; two brothers, his twin
Peter Bowen of Winterhaven, Fla., and Marc Bowen of Crystal River, Fla.;
one sister, Susan Blackford of Mattoon; and five stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Bowen worked in the manufactured home business and was an Army
veteran of the Korean conflict.

Bill Creek

HOPEDALE -- Bill Creek, 61, of Hopedale, died at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday
(Nov. 20, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Liberty Baptist Church, Minier,
with the Rev. John Horner officiating. A graveside service with military
rites will be 10 a.m. Monday at Camp Butler National Cemetery,
Springfield. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the McReynolds-Beck
Funeral Home, Minier.

He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Peoria, the son of Elmer Creek and Ella
Mae Belk Creek. He married Norma Jean Creek of Hopedale in 1961; she
survives.

Also surviving are two sons, William Creek of Peoria and Brian Creek of
Plainfield; three daughters, Julia Filley and Pam Rudd, both of Glasford,
and Kimberly Creek of Hopedale; two brothers, Elmer Creek Jr. of
Bartonville and Ronald Creek of Mattoon; 10 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death one sister.

The Rev. Creek was an ordained Baptist minister, pastoring in several
churches in the area and Nebraska. He worked at Caterpillar Tractor
Company for 22 years. He also worked at National Garages in Peoria in
1999 and was a Navy veteran.

MARK ANDREW HADWIGER

CHARLESTON, IL -- Dr. Mark Andrew Hadwiger, Ph.D., age 41 of
Woodbridge, Virginia and formerly of Charleston, died in Washington, D.C.
on November 17 (2001) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Dr. Hadwiger graduated from Charleston High School in 1978, graduated
Magna Cum Laude with Highest Distinction with dual majors in Chemistry
and Physics from the University of Illinois, completed additional credit at
the California Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. degree from the
University of Houston in 1988. He received a National Institutes of Health
(NIH) National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship which he
completed at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At the time of
his death, Dr. Hadwiger was employed by Kramer & Associates, an
intellectual properties firm. His professional biography can be seen at:
www.kramerip.com/Frames/MAHadwiger.htm on the Internet.

Dr. Hadwiger is survived by his father, Ken Hadwiger and stepmother,
Pamela Atteberry, both of Charleston; his mother, Diane Choate of
Washington, D.C; one brother, Michael Hadwiger and wife Gayla and their
children Thomas, Sara and Jessica, all of St. Louis, Missouri.

A Memorial Mass celebrating Dr. Hadwiger's life will be held in Charleston
at a later date.
DENNY ROGERS

CHARLESTON, IL -- Denny Rogers, age 74 of Charleston, went to rest
on Tuesday, November 20 (2001) at his home. Graveside Services
celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25
(2001) at the Ashmore Cemetery with Reverend Bill Boaz officiating.
Following the Sunday Graveside Services, Denny's family will greet friends
at the Charleston Elks Lodge, 720 Sixth Street. Visitation will be held
Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in
Charleston.

Denny was born October 5,1927 in Coles County, Illinois the son of Ted
W. and Inez (Ringo) Rogers. On December 23, 1949 he married Dona
Holmes. He later married Sue Comstock on November 24,1990.

Survivors include his wife Sue of Charleston; two sons, Gary Rogers and
his wife Lisa of Greenup, Illinois and Keeley Rogers of Charleston; two
daughters, Pamela Collins and her husband Randy and Debby Way and her
husband Steve, all of Charleston; three step daughters, Toni Niles and her
husband Dan of St. Petersburg, Florida, Jacquie Mace and her husband
Steve of Bloomington, Illinois and Terri Bailey and her husband Jeff of
Charleston; one step son, Edward Kerans of Charleston; seven
grandchildren, Talia Rogers and Ted Rogers, both of Greenup, Jennifer
Sledge and her husband Jim, Shane Way, Mandy Way and Breanna Way,
all of Charleston and Chris Collins and his fiance Jackie Davis of Mattoon,
Illinois; two great grandchildren, Peyton Sledge and Drew Sledge, both of
Charleston, nine step grandchildren; and one great step grandchild. He was
preceded by his parents; one stepson, Mike Kerans; and an infant sister.

Denny was a member of the First Christian Church of Charleston where he
served as a past Deacon. He also served as a Trustee as well as Chairman
of the Trustees of Charleston Elks B.P.O.E. #623, and also carried a
membership with Charleston Moose Lodge #1388. He was a Military
Veteran, having served with the United States Navy at the close of World
War II. Denny was a man who enjoyed the luxury of having many friends,
and those close to him know he was a meticulous "jack of all and master of
all trades" whether it be carpentry, sewing, racing micro midgets, riding
motorcycles or searching and finding bargains at auctions. He shared his
talents through his wonderful ability to teach others. He retired from
Vesuvius USA in 1992 as a Maintenance Supervisor after earlier holding
sales positions with both the local Sears store and the Prudential Life
Insurance Company.

Denny's kindness, gentleness and his love for family and friends will be
long remembered by those fortunate enough to have known him.

In lieu of flowers, Denny's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor
be made to Charleston's Shop With A Cop program. Memorial gifts may be
made at the Visitation or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel,
2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Rosemary Wade

DWIGHT -- Rosemary Wade, 67, of Dwight, IL. formerly of Westfield,
passed away at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001 at Loyola Hospital in
Chicago.

Rosemary was born in 1934 in Westfield, a daughter of Leonard and Mary
Rogers. They preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Jim and wife Paula of Joliet; a daughter, Cindy and
husband Jack of Albuquerque, New Mexico; six grandchildren; two
brothers, Marion Rogers of Westfield and John Rogers of Casey; two
sisters, Irene Robison of Westfield and Linda Bushart of Brocton.

Rosemary was a wonderful loving Mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
She will be greatly missed by her friends and family that loved her.

Nov. 21, 2001

ROSETTA HAYS ALLISON

CHARLESTON, IL -- Rosetta Hays Allison, age 96 of rural Charleston,
passed away on Monday, November 19 (2001) at Hilltop Convalescent
Center. Services celebrating her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday,
November 24 (2001) with Reverend Susan Reichenberg officiating.
Visitation will be held prior to the service, from noon until 1:00 p.m.
Services and Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330
Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Interment will follow the services at Indian
Cemetery (Pleasant Prairie).

Rosetta was born April 1,1905 in Perry County, Indiana the daughter of
Earnest Alvin and Melinda (Andry) Hays. On February 26, 1926 she
married Leland Thomas Allison in Charleston, Illinois at the First
Presbyterian Church Parsonage. S. Parker Allison performed the marriage
ceremony.

Survivors include one daughter, Norma Allison Kohlmann of Cape Coral,
Florida; one son, Max L. Allison of rural Charleston; two grandsons, Victor
Louis Kohlmann of Cape Coral and Thomas John Kohlmann and his wife
Nancy Hall of Longmont, Colorado; one great grandson, Jason Christopher
Kohlmann of Oswego, Illinois; two nieces, Alice Hays Seeley and her
husband Raymond of Charleston, Patricia Jeffries Hagman and her
husband Dr. Nore Hagman of Rockford, Illinois; and three nephews, James
A. Dryden and his wife Leoma of Toledo, Illinois, Harold E. Allison and his
wife Patricia of Paris, Illinois and John A. Jeffries of Chicago, Illinois. She
was preceded by her parents; her husband; two sons, Robert Dale Allison
and John William Allison; a son-in-law, Edward Louis Kohlmann; one
sister, Bessie Hays Connelly; and two brothers, George Delbert Hays and
Daniel Clyde Hays.

After the death of her parents, Rosetta moved in 1913, at the age of eight,
to Charleston to live with her Aunt and Uncle, Mendalis "Dale" and
Leatrice Mosby Hays. Church became an important aspect of her life at an
early age, and soon after moving to the area, she joined the Bails Baptist
Church. Upon her marriage to Leland, she joined the Shiloh Presbyterian
Church where she served as Deacon & Clerk of the Session. Following the
closing of her Shiloh church, she joined the First Presbyterian Church in
Charleston.

She was a Graduate of Eastern Illinois Teacher College High School, and
received a Teachers Certificate from Eastern Illinois Teachers College.
Prior to her marriage, she taught grade school at Farmington, also known as
Campbell, Illinois, located seven miles south of Charleston and near her
rural home. She served on the Farmington School Board, was a member of
the Shiloh Ladies Aid, a long-time member of the Coles County Home
Bureau Pleasant Grove Unit and a leader of the Four Leaf Clover 4-H
Club. Her hobbies included gardening, reading and assisting young women
in their 4-H projects. Her family's wardrobe benefited from her sewing
skills and their palettes quickly grew accustomed to her wonderful home
cooking. She will be remembered as one who gave much to her
community, her church and to her family whom she dearly loved.

Rosetta's family requests that memorial gifts in her honor be made to the
Indian Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation or Services,
or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL
61920.

Cheryl House

MATTOON -- Cheryl "Sis" House, 45, of Mattoon, formerly of
Christopher and Benton, died Monday (Nov. 19, 2001) at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Andrews Catholic Church,
Christopher, with Monsignor Lambardo officiating. Burial will be in St.
Andrews Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday at the Gilbert Funeral
Home, Christopher.

She was born Sept. 6, 1956, in DuQuoin, the daughter of Albert Matyi and
Marguerite Bedar. She married Ralph Lewis House in 1974; he survives.

Other survivors include her mother; two sons, Thomas and Joe House,
both of Benton; three brothers, Mike Matyi of Benton, Steve Matyi of
Mulkeytown and David Matyi of Buckner; three sisters, Mary Beth Davis
of Johnston City, Janie Rowland of Mulkeytown and Francie Fourez of
Christopher; and her grandmother, Carmen Bedar of Christopher.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Mrs. House had worked as a cashier at Kmart in Mattoon.

Memorials may be made to Susan B. Coleman Breast Cancer or American
Cancer Society.

GLADYS MALONE

Gladys Faye Malone, age 89, of Neoga, formerly of Mattoon, passed away
at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2001, at the Heartland Christian
Village in Neoga.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Jim Dona officiating. Burial will
be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany. Visitation will be
held from noon until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Gladys was born February 20, 1912, in Bonnie, a daughter of Roy and
Mary Harding Oathout. She married Alva Malone on July 10, 1931. He
passed away on July 5, 1969. She was also preceded in death by one son,
Don and one daughter Joyce; four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Tully of Satellite Beach, Florida; three
grandchildren, Kelly Mayer of Windsor, Kim Hinton of Jacksonville,
Florida and Mark Malone of Florida; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Malone retired from Brown Shoe in 1975 where she was a stitcher.
Gladys was a member of the Broadway Christian Church and the Royal
Neighbors of America. Family was very important to Gladys. She was a
very loving wonderful grandmother and will be missed greatly.

Memorials may be made to the Broadway Christian Church or to Heartland
Christian Village.
Kay Allen McIlwain

PARIS -- Mr. Kay Allen McIlwain, 70, of Paris, passed away at 1:40 a.m.
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at Lynncrest Manor of Paris.

Visitation will be Saturday afternoon (November 24, 2001) from 2:00 to
4:00 p.m. at the Caudill-King Funeral Home, 1117 Jackson, Charleston,
Illinois. Cremation will follow, inurnment will be private.

Kay was born May 18, 1931, at Charleston, son of Hugh E. and Gladys L.
Fitzpatrick McIlwain. He married Patty J. Lang, September 9, 1950 at the
First Christian Church of Charleston; she survives. Also surviving are a
daughter: Cindy Kay McIlwain Randall and husband Loren; and one son:
Robert L. McIlwain and wife Jenny; all of Paris. One sister: Nancy
McIlwain Clark and husband George of Neoga. Grandchildren, Lisa Moore
and husband Allen and Courtney Randall, all of Paris; Micheal Randall and
wife Stacey of DeKalb, IL. Great-grandchildren: Jordan Haylee McIlwain,
Kenneth Robert McIlwain, and Lauryn Renee Moore, all of Paris, also
survive. He was preceded in death by one son, Tony.

Kay was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War with a Railroad
batallion. He retired from the Nickel Plate Railroad and was owner of
M&M Water Well Drilling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Lincolnland in honor of Kay Allen McIlwain.
Rita A. Peckhart

Rita A. Peckhart, 76, of Batavia Holmstad Retirement Community passed
away Monday, November 19, 2001, at Delnor-Community Hospital in
Geneva. She was born February 21, 1925 in Lockport to Lawrence and
Mae (Mostyn) Anderson.

Rita was married to Max Peckhart, October 23, 1948 in Lockport, IL. She
was employed as a Kindergarten teacher with St. Mary grade school in
Mattoon, IL. After retirement Rita and her husband Max moved to the
Holmstad in Batavia. Rita was proud to be involved at the Holmstad
especially with the Library and the Holmstad newspaper.

She is survived by her husband Max: four sons: Larry Peckhart of Downers
Grove, Gary Peckhart of Downers Grove, Terry (Kathy) Peckhart of Glen
Ellyn, Barry (Rita) Peckhart of Downers Grove; eight grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 26, 2001 at
the Holmstad Ahlstrand Chapel, 700 West Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL
60510. Rev. Larry Dieckman will officiate.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be directed to the Good Samaritan
Fund C/O the Holmstad, 700 West Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510.

For additional information contact Yurs-Peterson-Moss Funeral Home
630-879-7900
Beverly J. Paddock Prather

CHARLESTON -- Beverly J. Paddock Prather, 76, of Charleston, passed
away at 10:45 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2001 at the Odd
Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21,
2001 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Rev. Dawn Linder
officiating. Interment will be in Kickapoo Cemetery. Visitation will be from
noon to 2:00 Wednesday at the funeral home.

Beverly was born November 15, 1925 at Danville, Illinois, daughter of Edd
and Emma Miller Tapt. She married Harold Paddock in 1944; he died in
1968. She later married Stephen Prather, he died in 1995. Survivors include
four sons: Jerry Paddock and wife Tina of Danville, IL, Terry Paddock of
Charleston, Ron Paddock and wife Ellen of Corona, CA, and Kevin
Paddock and wife Yvette of Charleston. Two daughters; Javetta Kemper
and husband Bill of Greenup, and Peggy Wishard and husband Doug of
Mattoon. One sister: Betty Donovan of Danville, IL, as well as nine
grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. She was preceded in
death by one son: Jason Paddock, one brother: Jim Tapt, and one sister:
Doris Carl.

Beverly retired in 1995, having worked at Snyder's Donut Shop, Wal-Mart,
and K-Mart. She was a devout Christian, and believed that through God, all
things are possible.

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, East Central Illinois
Chapter, 307 W. University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820 or left at the
Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, 720 Monroe, Charleston, IL 61920

Nov. 20, 2001

Gladys Malone

NEOGA - Gladys F. Malone, 89, of Neoga, formerly of Mattoon, died at
11:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 19, 2001) at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Musabelle Naut

HOUSTON - Musabelle Coons Naut, 76, of Houston, formerly of
Mattoon, died Aug. 7, 2001, in Houston.

The funeral was conducted in St. John Vinney Catholic Church with burial
in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston.

She was born March 4, 1925, in Mattoon, the daughter of Leon and Ethel
Coons. She married Paul Naut; he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Edward and Matthew Naut, and one
daughter, Lisa Gilkerson.

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

Mrs. Naut had taught in Mattoon schools and oil company schools in Saudi
Arabia, Venezuela and Libya. She became assistant supervisor of teacher's
aides in New Orleans Parrish Schools and taught in Lady of Sion Catholic
Girls School in Sale, Victoria. She was founder and president of Musabelle
Books.

Beverly Prather

CHARLESTON - Beverly J. Paddock Prather, 75, of Charleston, died
Monday (Nov. 19, 2001) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Kickapoo Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until
service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Danville, the daughter of Edd and Emma
Miller Taft. She married Harold Paddock in 1944; he died in 1968. She
married Stephen Prather in 1969; he died in 1995.

Survivors include four sons, Jerry Paddock of Danville, Terry Paddock of
Charleston, Ron Paddock of Corona, Calif., and Kevin Paddock of
Charleston; two daughters, Jauetta Kemper of Greenup and Peggy Wishard
of Mattoon; one sister, Betty Donovan of Danville; nine grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.

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

Mrs. Prather had been a sales clerk at Snyder's Donut Shop and had also
worked for Kmart and Wal-Mart. She retired in 1995.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, East Central Illinois
Chapter.

ORA CORNISH

MATTOON - Ora Iona Cornish, 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:25 p.m.
Saturday, November 17, 2001 at the Convalescent Care Center of
Mattoon.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2001
at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Reverend Mark Prevo officiating.
There will be no visitation.

Ora was born October 6, 1911 at Greenville, Illinois, daughter of Edgar and
Rose Anna Belle Ruyle Hicks. She married Charles W. Enloe, and later
married Henry Cornish May 29, 1948 in Mulberry Grove, IL; he preceded
her in death. Surviviors include one son: Frank Enloe of Toledo, and one
daughter: Ruth Wallace of Okeechobee, FL. Nine grandchildren,
twenty-one great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also
survive. Ora was preceded in death by one son and eleven brothers and
sisters.

Ora retired when the Brown Shoe Company closed. Memorials may be
made to Hospice of Lincolnland.

Jeanette McAllister

WINDSOR, Ill. - Mrs. Jeanette A. McAllister, age 79, of rural Windsor,
Ill., died at 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2001 at her residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at the
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, in Neoga, Ill., with the Rev. Michael Mohr,
of Strasburg, Ill., officiating. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial
Cemetery, in Neoga, Ill. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday,
November 20, 2001, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, Ill.

Jeanette was born May 9, 1922, in Coles County, Ill., to Curtis O. and
Helen (Knollenberg) Handley. She married L. Dean McAllister on May 12,
1951, in Dorans, Ill.,; he died January 7, 1987.

Survivors include sons, Jim Handley of LaGrange, Ill. and Robert
McAllister and wife Barbara of rural Windsor, Ill.; daughter, Mary Ann
Mentzer and husband Leon of Decatur, Ill.; brother, William Handley and
wife Francis of Sullivan, Ill.; sisters, Dolores Miller and husband Robert of
Arcola, Ill., Myrna Handley of Terre Haute, Ind., and Linda Beals and
husband Ray of Mt. Zion, Ill.; 8 grandchildren, Tammy O'Brien, Jeanne
Handley, Michelle Gasparis, Jamie Caprarese, Mandy McAllister, Rob
McAllister, Justin Mentzer, Josh Mentzer; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 brother, Charles
Handley and 1 sister, Marjorie Motley.

Mrs. McAllister was a housewife and former employee of Hays Freight
Lines, Lovelace Freight Lines, International Harvest Co. and retired from
John Deere Tractor and Equipment Company all of Mattoon, Ill. She was a
member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church of Strasburg, Ill.

Chlora Riddle

HIDALGO - Chlora Mae Riddle, 90, of Hidalgo, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday
(Nov. 18, 2001) at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barkley Funeral Home,
Greenup. Burial will be in Aten Cemetery, Hidalgo. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born May 9, 1911, in Hidalgo, the daughter of Alonzo and Bueryl
Bowers Walden. She married Lyle Riddle in 1931; he died in 1966.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Riddle of New Hope, Ala., and Lloyd
Riddle of Casey; one daughter, Mildred Warfel of Hidalgo; two brothers,
Cloyce Walden of Cocoa, Fla., and Dale Walden of Hidalgo; 14
grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one
great-grandchild.

Mrs. Riddle was retired from E.R. Moore Co. She was a member of Yale
Church of Christ.

Nov. 19, 2001

Ora Cornish

MATTOON - Ora Iona Cornish, 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:25 p.m.
Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Convalescent Care Center.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark Prevo officiating. There will be no
visitation. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Oct. 6, 1911, in Greenville, the daughter of Edgar and Rose
Anna Belle Ruyle Hicks. She married Charles W. Enloe. She later married
Henry Cornish in 1948. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Frank Enloe of Neoga; one daughter, Ruth Wallace
of Okeechobee, Fla.; two sisters, Viola Fenton of Hillsboro and Luella
Loggins of Greenville; and nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and
three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son and 11 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Cornish retired from Brown Shoe Company.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland.

Ruth Hawkey

COOKEVILLE, TENN. - Ruth Angeline Hawkey, 90, of Cookeville,
Tenn., formerly of Arcola died Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Masters
Health Care Center.

The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John The
Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola with Father Joseph Allen will officiate.
Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be 8 a.m. until service
time at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.

She was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Illinois, the daughter of Albert Mullet and
Iris Switzer Alexander. She married Joseph Hawkey and he preceded her in
death.

Surviving are one son, Joe Hawkey of San Leandro, Calif.; four daughters,
Joann Rogers of Cookeville, Tenn., Iris White of Old Hickory, Tenn.,
Rosie Landreth of Sun City, Ariz. and Ginny Guthrie of Fremont, Calif.;
one brother, Leo Alexander of Crown Point, Ind.; and 15 grandchildren and
18 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Hawkey was a homemaker and was a member of St. John The
Baptist Catholic Church.

ANGELA MILLER

Angela Faye Miller, age 37, of rural Arcola, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on
Friday. November 16, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Today
(Monday) at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Virgil Baker
officiating. Interment will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held from Noon until service time this (Monday)
afternoon at the funeral home.

Angela was born October 24, 1964 in Mattoon, a daughter of Ernest and
Virginia Crose Miller.

Survivors include her parents, Ernest and Virginia Miller of Mattoon; very
special friend, Tina Andrews of rural Arcola; two sisters, Gloria Bailey and
husband Chuck of Windsor and Judy Whitinger of Mattoon; two brothers,
Ronald Miller and wife Sharon and David Miller and wife Peggy, all of
Mattoon; seven nieces, Charley Bailey of Windsor, Jordan Miller, Jennifer
Miller, and Melissa Miller, all of Mattoon, Teressa Lowry of Walkerton,
Indiana, Ida Whitinger of Anderson, Indiana and Ina Ames of Toledo; one
nephew, Garrett Miller of Mattoon; and two Godchildren, Bianca Medina
of Arcola and McKenzi Lowry of Walkerton, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Dailey, formerly of
Kingsford Heights, Indiana, and one nephew, Mathew Eaton.

Ms. Miller was employed with Little Fuse in Arcola.

Memorial gifts may be made to Children of the Cherokee Reservation, c/o
Tina Andrews, 581 N. County Road 600 East, Arcola, IL 61910.

EDWARD LEE PEARCY

Edward Lee Pearcy. six-day old infant son of Brett Douglas and Lana June
Reddick Pearcy of Mattoon, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Friday, November
16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by his
family.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. this (Monday) morning at the
Dodge Grove Cemetery with the Reverend Barbara Short officiating. The
Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Brett and Lana Pearcy of Mattoon; one
half-sister, Kassandra L. Pearcy of Mattoon; grandparents, Russell Lee and
Linda (Smitley) Reddick of Charleston; great-grandmother, Thelma June
(Claypool) Smitley of Kansas; two aunts, Lisa Neff and husband Mark and
their daughter Jessica, and Vicki Lee Horath and special friend Mike Hall,
all of Mattoon.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Earl "Bud" and Mildred Pearcy
and by his uncle, Edward Paul Pearcy.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Children's Hospital, c/o Schilling
Funeral Home.

Katherine Thomas

MATTOON ­ Katherine Helen Thomas, 90, of Mattoon, died at 4:40 p.m.
Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001) at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

A graveside service will be held at10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mound
Cemetery in Charleston with Rev. Robert C. Clark officiating. Visitation
will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Mattoon, the daughter of Charles Albert
and Luella Ripple Irons. She married George Lewis Thomas in 1935. He
died in 1988.

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

Mrs. Thomas was a former bookkeeper for Brown Shoe Company and a
member of the First Christian Church, Rebekahs and Eastern Star White
Shrine of Jerusalem #57.
 

Nov. 17, 2001

MARSHALL T. CLOYD

CHARLESTON, IL - Marshall T. Cloyd, age 77 of Charleston and
formerly of Staunton and rural Springfield, passed away on Thursday,
November 15, 2001 at his home. Services celebrating his life will be held at
noon on Monday, November 19 (2001) with Reverend Susan Reichenberg
officiating. Following the services, Military Rites will be conducted by the
Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of
Charleston. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Services, Military Rites and Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral
Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. lnurnment will be held at a later
date.

Marshall was born December 27, 1923 in Edina, Missouri the son of Arthur
Gordon and Mary (Taylor) Cloyd. On May 26, 1946 he married Lois
Annette Drennan in Kirksville, Missouri.

Survivors include Lois, his loving wife of fifty-five plus years; two
daughters, Rebecca Schuette and her husband Alan of Itasca, Illinois,
Phoebe Church and her husband Michael of Charleston; one son, Drennan
Cloyd of Camp Point, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Jeff Schuette and his
wife Sonya, Kimberly Schuette, McKinzie Cloyd, Shelby Cloyd, Baillie
Cloyd, Leslie Church Buck and her husband Michael, Drew Church and
Dane Church; and one bother, Gordon Cloyd of Baring, Missouri. He was
preceded by his parents.

Marshall was a well-known music teacher and band director in Southern
Illinois, having directed the Staunton (IL) Marching Bulldogs, an award
winning band that marched throughout the United States, Canada and the
Caribbean. However, his success as a teacher and bandleader is best
documented by the lives of the young people he touched and changed; his
mentoring inspired many. His love for music also extended into two of his
favorite pastimes, singing and playing the trombone. Following his
retirement from education, he and Lois moved to the rural Springfield area
where they enjoyed grain farming. He was a member of the Presbyterian
Church of Charleston and the Sangamon County Barbershoppers. A
Military Veteran, he served in World War II with the Army Air Corp as a
flight instructor for fighter pilots.

Marshall's life was one with an abundance of successes, but none exceeded
his love for Lois, Rebecca, Alan, Phoebe, Michael, Drennan and their
families. He will be warmly and lovingly remembered by each of them as a
caring and inspirational husband, father and grandfather.

Marshall's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the
American Parkinson Disease Association or 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.

Ora Cornish

MATTOON - Ora Iona Cornish, 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:25 p.m.
Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Convalescent Care Center.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark Prevo officiating. There will be no
visitation. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Oct. 6, 1911, in Greenville, the daughter of Edgar and Rose
Anna Belle Ruyle Hicks. She married Charles W. Enloe. She later married
Henry Cornish in 1948. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Frank Enloe of Neoga; one daughter, Ruth Wallace
of Okeechobee, Fla.; two sisters, Viola Fenton of Hillsboro and Luella
Loggins of Greenville; and nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and
three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son and 11 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Cornish retired from Brown Shoe Company.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland.

RENA DILL

ARCOLA, IL - Rena C. Dill, 68, of Arcola, IL, passed away at 8:06 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2001 at
the Arcola United Methodist Church. Rev. Margaret Misal will officiate.
Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00
p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E.
Main St., Arcola, IL.

Rena was born January 2, 1933 in Yarbro, Arkansas, a daughter of Rivers
and Mary Irene (Saddler) Teague. She married Charles Edward Dill on
December 24, 1954 in Blytheville, Arkansas. He passed away March 29,
1971.

Survivors include one son, Charles Alan Dill of Arcola, IL; one daughter,
Vickie Ann Dill of Arcola, IL; two grandchildren, Blake Tyler Dill and
Carly Samantha Dill, both of Arcola, IL; one sister, Ann Knapp and her
husband Ray of Germantown, TN; two brothers, Jim Teague and his wife
Marilyn of Ocoee FL, and Rick Teague and his wife Denise of Burlington,
KY; one Aunt, Juanita Hester of Holland, MO; several cousins, nieces and
nephews.

Her parents, and her husband, Charles preceded her in death.

Rena was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church and also
served on the Citizens Advisory Board for the Arcola School District during
the late 60's.

Rena was employed at the Arcola 1st National Bank for 39 years serving
them in many different areas such as Teller, Assistant Cashier, Cashier and
most recently as Vice President. Rena was very active in the Raggedy Ann
Festival and she enjoyed reading, golfing and spending time with family and
friends.

Memorials may be made to the Mike Harvey Scholarship Fund c/o of
Arcola Foundation or for Blake or Carly Dill Education Fund c/o Edwards
Funeral Home 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL.

Ruth Hawkey

COOKEVILLE, TENN. - Ruth Angeline Hawkey, 90, of Cookeville,
Tenn., formerly of Arcola died Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Masters
Health Care Center.

The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John The
Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola with Father Joseph Allen will officiate.
Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be 8 a.m. until service
time at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.

She was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Illinois, the daughter of Albert Mullet and
Iris Switzer Alexander. She married Joseph Hawkey and he preceded her in
death.

Surviving are one son, Joe Hawkey of San Leandro, Calif.; four daughters,
Joann Rogers of Cookeville, Tenn., Iris White of Old Hickory, Tenn.,
Rosie Landreth of Sun City, Ariz. and Ginny Guthrie of Fremont, Calif.;
one brother, Leo Alexander of Crown Point, Ind.; and 15 grandchildren and
18 great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Hawkey was a homemaker and was a member of St. John The
Baptist Catholic Church.

ANGELA MILLER

Angela Faye Miller, age 37, of rural Arcola, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on
Friday, November 16, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at
the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Virgil Baker officiating.
Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from Noon until service
time on Monday afternoon at the funeral home.

Angela was born October 24, 1964 in Mattoon, a daughter of Ernest and
Virginia Crose Miller.

Survivors include her parents, Ernest and Virginia Miller of Mattoon; very
special friend, Tina Andrews of rural Arcola; two sisters, Gloria Bailey and
husband Chuck of Windsor and Judy Whitinger of Mattoon; two brothers,
Ronald Miller and wife Sharon and David Miller and wife Peggy, all of
Mattoon; two nieces, Charley Bailey of Windsor and Jordan Miller of
Mattoon; one nephew, Garrett Miller of Mattoon; and two Godchildren,
Bianca Medina of Arcola and McKenzi Lowry of Walkerton, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Dailey, formerly of
Kingsford Heights, Indiana.

Ms. Miller was employed with Little Fuse in Arcola.

Memorial gifts may be made to Children of the Cherokee Reservation, c/o
Tina Andrews, 581 N. County Road 600 East, Arcola, IL 61920.

Katherine Thomas

MATTOON ­ Katherine Helen Thomas, 90, of Mattoon, died at 4:40 p.m.
Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001) at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

A graveside service will be held at10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mound
Cemetery in Charleston with Rev. Robert C. Clark officiating. Visitation
will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Mattoon, the daughter of Charles Albert
and Luella Ripple Irons. She married George Lewis Thomas in 1935. He
died in 1988.

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

Mrs. Thomas was a former bookkeeper for Brown Shoe Company and a
member of the First Christian Church, Rebekahs and Eastern Star White
Shrine of Jerusalem #57.

Nov. 16, 2001

Lela Archer

CHAMPAIGN - Lela G. Archer, 92, of Champaign, formerly of
Charleston, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2001) at her daughter's
home in Bondville.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Freese Funeral Home, St.
Joseph. Burial will be in Kickapoo Cemetery, Charleston. Visitation will be
6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 6, 1908, at Parkersburg, the daughter of George and
Stella Phillips Orr. She married Leonard Archer in 1927; he died in 1962.

Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Vaughn of St. Joseph, Doris
Hamilton of Urbana and Erma Brown of Bondville; one sister, Dorothy
Hayes of Colhoen; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Archer retired from Urbana High School where she had worked in the
cafeteria. She had also worked as a home day care provider. She was a
member of the Weber Street Church of Christ in Urbana and the Eastern
Star of Urbana.

Kathleen Bertino

CHARLESTON - Kathleen L. Bertino, 94, of Charleston, died at 6:10 p.m.
Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2001) at Prairie View Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Markwell and Son Funeral
Home, Casey, with Father Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will be in Casey
Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the
funeral home.

She was born Jan. 27, 1907, in Cumberland County, the daughter of Lewis
E. Hayes and Bonnie E. Tippy Hayes. She married Michael Bertino in
1944; he died in 1967.

Survivors include one brother, Charles Hayes of Ashmore, and one sister,
Maurine Russell of Champaign.

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

Mrs. Bertino was a retired school teacher, having taught in Casey, Paxton
and Joliet. She had also worked for the Navy Yards and E.I. Dupont
Company during the war years, as a secretary of the Joliet Sportsman's
club and at Senior Citizens Center in Casey. She was a member of the St.
Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Casey.

Bill England

SPARTA, Tenn. - Bill L. England, 74, of Sparta, Tenn., formerly of
Kansas, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral service was at the Bear Cove Baptist Church, Sparta, Tenn.
Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. The Thurman Funeral Home, Sparta,
Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 14, 1927, in Kansas, the son of Harlan and Inez
England.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; three sons, Chuck England of Pana, and
Ed and Tom England, both of Sparta, Tenn.; one brother, Richard England
of Casey; and two grandchildren.

Mr. England was a World War II Air Force veteran and had retired from
the Mallory Corporation.

Geraldine "Jeri" Glasscock

GAYS, IL - Geraldine M. (Jeri) Glasscock, 82, of Gays, IL, passed away
at 8:41 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

Mrs. Glasscock was born July 31, 1919, in Montgomery County the
daughter of Roy and Pearl Boone McCracken.

She was a member of the Smyser Christian Church, Eastern Star Lodge of
Windsor and the Moose Lodge of Mattoon. She was employed at R. R.
Donnelley Co. in Mattoon for 18 years.

She married George Glasscock and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son Geo. Glasscock Jr. and wife Debbie of Gays, IL;
daughters, Diana Schwarz and husband James R. of Mattoon and Sue Long
of Reno, Nev.; six grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou McDowell of El Paso,
TX.

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

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 17, 2001 in
Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Rev. Richard Coen will
officiate. Memorials can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation.

Peggy Stephen

WESTFIELD, IL - Peggy Ann Stephen, 63, of Westfield, IL, died at 8:28
a.m. Thursday (Nov. 15, 2001) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at the Markwell and
Son Funeral Home, in Casey, with the Rev. Ray Finney officiating. Burial
will be Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home in Casey. Memorials may
be made to the Lambda State Foundation for Educational Study.

She was born March 7, 1938, in Westfield, IL, a daughter of Victor Ross
Hickox and Uneta Pearl Walden Hickox. She married Wayne L. Stephen
on June 28, 1956 in Casey.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Stephen of Westfield, IL; a son,
Ron Stephen of Westfield, IL; daughters, Dianna D'Arcy and husband
Kevin of Westfield, IL and Carol Roberts and husband Jim of Westfield,
IL; a brother, Richard Ross Hickox and wife Carol of Champaign, IL; a
sister, Linda Wiegel and husband Harlie of Mohomet, IL; 7 grandchildren,
Olivia Rochelle Buttram, Ryan, Greg, Matt and Rhys D'Arcy and Sean and
Stesha Roberts; and her father, Ross Hickox of Casey, IL.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Mrs. Stephen retired as a second grade teacher from Monroe Elementary
School, in Casey, after 23 years. She had also been a second grade tutor
and worked at the Casey Fitness Club. She was a member of the Salisbury
Church, the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority, the Clark County
Home Extension, and the Westfield Home Extension.

CLYTHA HAMILTON TOOLE

MATTOON - Clythe Adele Hamilton Toole, 95, of Mattoon, passed away
at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at Beehive Homes of
Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2001 at
the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Ron Dickinson
officiating. Interment will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will
be one hour prior to the service.

Clytha was born June 26, 1906, in Mattoon, daughter of Merritt W. and
Bertha E. Lindhorst Hamilton. She married Harry J. Toole in 1940, he died
in 1972. Survivors include a sister, Emily Gaines of Mattoon and a brother:
Jack Hamilton and wife Marie, of Running Springs, CA. She is also
survived by nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews of
Mattoon, California, North Carolina and Japan. She was preceded in death
by her parents and one sister: Marie Highland.

Clytha was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Geneva
Rebekah Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star, all of Mattoon. She was
a bookkeeper, retiring in 1972 from the Santa Fe Railroad in San
Bernardino, California, after twenty-eight years. She had previously worked
at the Mass Mutual office in Mattoon for ten years.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.


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