Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2001

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CAROL SUE (GAINES) CARTER

CHARLESTON, IL - Carol Sue (Gaines) Carter, age 43 of Charleston,
passed away on Thursday, December 20 (2001) at St. John's Hospital in
Springfield. Services celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on
Sunday, December 23 with Reverend Pat Murphy officiating. Visitation will
be held Saturday evening from 5-7. Services and Visitation will be held at
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. Interment will
be held in Mound Cemetery.

Carol Sue was born June 22,1958 in Keokuk, Iowa the daughter of Paul R.
and Margaret C. (Manning) Gaines. She married Michael Carter on June
2,1989 in Paducah, Kentucky. Even though their marriage ended in divorce
in 1999, Carol Sue and Michael remained close friends.

Survivors include her mother, Margaret Waltrip of Charleston; one
stepbrother, Preston Waltrip and his wife Vicky of Bethalto, Illinois; one
stepsister, Phyllis Corwin and her husband Bob of Littleton, Colorado; one
daughter, Heather Carter of Charleston; one grandson, Justin Coleman of
Charleston; her fiance, Tom Price of Charleston; her close friend, Michael
Carter of Charleston; a special friend, Megan Neese of Eureka, Missouri;
one aunt, Virginia Hubble of Virden, Illinois; her grandparents, John and
Margaret Manning of Waverly, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her father; her stepfather, Norman Waltrip; two
brothers, Jim Gaines and Paul Gaines; and one sister, Marie Shephard.

Carol Sue was a member of the Alton First Southern Baptist Church in
Alton, Illinois. She was blessed with a special talent of being able to draw
"just about anything"; many were blessed by her wonderful sense of humor
and her generosity. Her hobbies included collecting anything relating to
rabbits and caring for her lilac bush. She enjoyed yellow roses, listening to
live bands, dancing, taking short walks, watching home movies and surfing
the internet.

Carol Sue's family requests that memorial gifts in her honor be made to 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.

Harry Gray

VANDALIA, Ohio - Harry V. Gray, 80, of Vandalia, Ohio, died Thursday
(Dec. 20, 2001) at Hospice of Dayton.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
Dayton, with the Rev. Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills
Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Morton
and Whetstone Funeral Home in Vandalia.

He was born March 24, 1921, in Charleston, the son of Fred M. and Lula
Wilson Gray. His wife, Norma, preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Ted Cooley of Loveland, Ohio; two daughters,
Judy K. Luther of Mattoon and Donna Elkins of San Antonio; one brother,
Raymond Gray of Denton, Md.; two sisters, Beatrice Higgins of Charleston
and Marjorie Bond of Covington, Ind.; six grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son.

Mr. Gray retired from the city of Vandalia, Ohio, and was an Army veteran
of World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
Dayton.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Dayton.

DELBERT HAMILTON

Delbert Cole Hamilton, age 81, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on
Friday, December 21, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating.
Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from
5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Delbert was born January 17, 1920 in Cooks Mills, a son of Jesse and
Clara Florence Cole Hamilton. He married Rose Marie McGinness on June
15, 1946. She preceded him in death on July 13, 1997. He was also
preceded in death by four brothers and two grandsons.

Survivors include two sons, Bill H. Hamilton and Delbert D. Hamilton and
wife Teresa, all of Mattoon; two daughters, Brenda K. Smith of Neoga and
Linda R. Keepes of Mattoon; two sisters, Florence Fleming of Windsor,
Frances Dorris and husband Floyd of Marion; seven grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hamilton was a self-employed carpenter and was the owner of H & H
Development Inc. He served in the United States Army during World War
II. Delbert was a life-time member of the V.F.W. and the Eagles. He was
also a member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose and a
sixty year member of the Carpenter's Union Local 347.

Memorial gifts may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Kathryn Mauk

TAYLOR, MI - Kathryn Mauk, 85, of Taylor, MI, formerly of Westfield,
IL, died Dec. 6, 2001 at 11:00 p.m. in the Heritage Hospital in Taylor, MI.

She was born April 6, 1916, in Westfield, IL. She was the daughter of
Wesley "Binger" and Fern Lowry Strader. She married Marshall Mauk in
1938. He died in 1995.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Max "Pie" Strader.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Janet of Hot
Springs, Ark. and Bob and Sharene of Allen Park, MI; one sister, Mary
Hickox of Westfield, IL and sister-in-law, Mary Strader of Lafayette, IN;
three grandsons; three granddaughters; one great-grandson and two
great-granddaughters.

Memorial services were held Dec. 10, 2001 at Evangel Baptist Church on
Taylor, MI.

George Steeples

CASEY - George Alvin Steeples, 94, of Casey, died at 7 a.m. Friday (Dec.
21, 2001) at Heartland Manor, Casey.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Markwell Funeral Home, Casey,
with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in Long Point Cemetery,
Casey. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

He was born March 30, 1907, in Casey, the son of Charles and Molley
Rodebaugh Steeples. He married Rachel Winnett in 1932; she died in 1987.

Survivors include one nephew, Don Haddix of Marshall, and other nieces
and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, one half sister, one
stepbrother and two stepsisters.

Mr. Steeples was a bike shop owner, and worked for the township
cemetery, at lumber yards and in the construction business.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Manor.

Evelyn Swank

MATTOON, IL - Mrs. Evelyn O. Swank, 93, of 201 Lafayette Ave. East,
Mattoon, formerly of Neoga, IL, died at 10:38 a.m. Friday (Dec. 21, 2001)
at Harmony Center - Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 23) at the Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home, Neoga, IL, with the Rev. Ron Lake officiating. Burial will
be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until
service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born April 15, 1908, in Humboldt, IL, the daughter of J. A. and
Othar (Newman) Janes. She married J. Carroll Swank on Dec. 26, 1934, in
Mattoon, IL; he died Dec. 17, 1980.

Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Ruby Pickett of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs.
Lester (Emogene) Cavner of Sullivan, IL; one grandson, John Swank;
several nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Swank retired as a school teacher from the Neoga School District. She
was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Neoga, National
Retired Teachers Association, Illinois Retired Teachers Association and
Cumberland County Retired Teachers Association.

Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, Neoga, IL.

Charles Williams

NEWTON - Charles E. Williams, 94, of Newton, died at 1:08 a.m. Friday
(Dec. 21, 2001) at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton,
with the Rev. Frank Ogdon officiating. Burial will be in Riverside
Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
home.

He was born Jan. 8, 1907, the son of Albert and Sarah Rockwell Williams.
He married Mabel B. Powell in 1929; she died in 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Williams of Casey and Tony Williams of
Oblong; one daughter, Maxine Hall of Newton; 10 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Mr. Williams farmed in Jasper County until 1958 and then worked at the
Newton Broom Company until he retired. He was a member of the Grace
United Methodist Church and the Jasper County Sr. Center.

Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Senior Center.

Dec. 21, 2001

Carol Carter

CHARLESTON - Carol Carter, 43, of Charleston, died Thursday (Dec. 20,
2001) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Arrangements are incomplete at Adams Funeral Chapel.

Charles Kittle

CHARLESTON - Charles Van Kittle, 80, of Charleston, died at 10:32 a.m.
Thursday (Dec. 20, 2001) at his residence.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Taber Funeral Home, Oakland,
with the Rev. Robert E. Lee and the Rev. Van McQueen officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by the Oakland VFW following the funeral
service Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday
at the funeral home. Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Glen Eden
Memorial Park, Farmington, Mich.

He was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Wayne City, the son of James Collin and
Pauline Sheldon Kittle. He married Mary Ellen McCartt in 1941; she died
in 1987. He married Cora Mae Apple in 1991; she survives.

Other survivors include one son, Bill Kittle of Howell, Mich.; one daughter,
Charlene Berckley of Bradenton, Fla.; three stepsons, Tom Apple of
Ashmore, Dick Apple of Oakland and Charles Apple of Safford, Ariz.; one
sister, Helen Gentile of St. Louis; five grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Kittle was a truck driver for 27 years working for Norwalk Truck
Lines in Pontiac, Mich. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist
Church in Oakland and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Joseph Pasley

BETHANY - Joseph James Pasley, 81, of Bethany, died at 6:37 a.m.
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, in St. Joseph Regional Hospital, Bryan,
TX.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2001, at the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany, visitation will be one hour
before service time. Burial with military rites will be in the Marrowbone
Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials: Donor's Choice.

Mr. Pasley was born on December 7, 1920, in Dalton City, the son of
Harley and Vivian Crystal Turlock Pasley. He was in the Navy during WW
II, retired inspector with Caterpillar, member of the United Methodist
Church, Dalton City, American Legion Post #507, Bethany. He married
Kathleen Lillian Manship on December 27, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. She
preceded him in death on April 11, 2001.

He is survived by sons, Jon H. Pasley of Findlay, Timothy J. Pasley of
Phoenix, AZ; daughters, Sharon K. Ward of Bryan, TX, Marcia E. Anzelc
of Decatur; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, 1 sister & parents.

Pauline Williams

SHELBYVILLE - Pauline L. Williams, 78, of Shelbyville, died at 1:32 p.m.
Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2001) in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home,
Shelbyville, with the Rev. E. Wade Helmkamp officiating. Burial will be in
Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
funeral home.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Okaw Township, the daughter of Glen and
Josephine Belle Roberts Reynolds. She married Charles Edward Williams
Sr. in 1949; he died in 1992.

Survivors include three sons, Mike Williams of Cowden, Chuck Williams
Jr. of Shelbyville and Stan Williams of Stewardson; three daughters, Gail
Ann Stoldt of Lincoln, and Cheryl Williams and Vanessa Williams Shahini,
both of Shelbyville; one sister, Ruth Johnson of Bethany; 15 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Williams retired from Mattoon Garment Factory in 1987. She was a
member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4395 of Shelbyville.

Dec. 20, 2001

Ruby Callender

MATTOON -- Ruby I. Callender, 83, of Mattoon, died at 8:25 p.m.
Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan,
with the Rev. Glen Stewart officiating. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m.
Friday at the Epperson Funeral Chapel.

She was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of Oral Trailor
and Lillian Eschbaugh.

Survivors include one son, Terry Callender of Reno, Nev.; one sister,
Mildred "Mickey" Leffler of Mattoon; one brother, Ralph Trailor of
Tacoma, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Callender was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 803 in
Mattoon and VFW Women's Auxiliary in Sullivan.

Helen A. Harrington

ARCOLA, ILLINOIS -- Helen Alice Harrington, 91, of Bourbonnais,
formerly of Arcola, died at 1:35 PM Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at Provena
Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home in Bourbonnais.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday,
December 21, 2001 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Arcola, with
Rev. Joseph Allen as officiant. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at the
church. Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola, is in charge
of arrangements.

Mrs. Harrington was born April 18, 1910 in Charleston, a daughter of John
and Elizabeth McTaggart Driscoll. She married William Harrington in
Charleston on Sept. 7, 1931. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1987.

Survivors include 2 sons, William and Dan Harrington both of Humboldt; 2
daughters, Sister Martha Harrington of Bourbonnais, Rosemary Whalen of
Champaign; 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson. She was preceded in
death by 3 brothers, 7 sisters, and 1 grandchild.

Mrs. Harrington was a homemaker and worked as a librarian at the
Humboldt Grade School for 20 years. She was a member of St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church and Altar and Rosary Society. She was an avid
reader and quilter.

Memorials are suggested to St. John's Catholic Church; or Provena Our
Lady of Victory Nursing Home.

Martha Hayden

GREENUP -- Martha Hayden, 96, of Greenup, died at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday
(Dec. 18, 2001) at the Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup,
with the Rev. Dawn Linder officiating. Burial will be in Greenup Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born March 21, 1905, in Jewett, the daughter of Fremont and
Elizabeth Fogle Goldsmith. She married Ernest Jay Hayden in 1931; he
died in 1972.

Survivors include niece, Bobby Claire Goodman of Greenup, and other
nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Hayden was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenup,
Women's Civic Club of Greenup and the Eastern Star.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Greenup.

RICHARD RYAN SR.

Richard Patrick "Dick" Ryan Sr., age 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:10
a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center.

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on
Friday at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Father
Herman J. Niebrugge officiating. Burial with military rites by the V.F.W.
Post 4325 will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from
5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Schilling Funeral Home with a
Biblical Wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Richard was born May 7, 1910 in Moberly, Missouri, a son of Thomas
James and Katie McGarry Ryan. He married his sweetheart, Ruby "Ruby
Girl" Nowlin, on July 24, 1937.

Survivors include wife, Ruby Ryan of Mattoon; four sons, Richard P. Ryan
Jr. and wife Elaine of Middletown, Connecticut, Ronald L. Ryan and wife
Rita of Londonderry, New Hampshire, Roger J. Ryan of Los Angeles,
California, Ricky A. Ryan and wife Pamela of Bow, New Hampshire; one
daughter, Rosalie Kovacs and husband Steve of Lake Sherwood, Missouri;
one daughter-in-law, Chela Arias-Ryan of Minneapolis, Minnesota; thirteen
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, R. Douglas Ryan, one
grandson, Andrew Ryan, one great-granddaughter, Jordan Colburn; four
brothers and one sister.

Mr. Ryan retired in 1975 after thirty-five years as manager of the Singer
Company. He served in the United States Army during World War II,
seeing action in several battles including the Battle of the Bulge, the Kolmar
Pocket and he received three Bronze Stars. He was a member of the
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus,
Loyal Order of the Moose, Elks, V.F.W. Post 4325, Eagles and the
American Legion. Richard served as the President of the Downtown
Merchant's Association and was a volunteer for the Mattoon Senior Center.
Dick enjoyed many hobbies, including oil painting, gardening, playing
indoor and outdoor game with his children and grandchildren and enjoyed
sharing his humor with the telling of many jokes and stories and dancing
together with his life-long sweetheart, Ruby.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Immaculate Conception Roman
Catholic Church.

Juanita Tipton

DECATUR -- Juanita V. Tipton, 85, of Decatur, formerly of Arthur and
Pekin, died at 5:47 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2001) in the Arthur Home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home,
Arthur. There will be no visitation.

She was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Unicoi, Tenn., the daughter of Marion and
Elizabeth Frazier Forbes. She married Jesse M. Tipton in 1933; he died in
1993.

Survivors include one son, Jesse M. Tipton Jr. of Decatur; two daughters,
Vinetta B. Hall of Pekin and Helen J. Voege of O'Fallon, Mo.; one brother,
Harvey Forbes of Kingsport , Tenn.; 32 grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Tipton was a retired nurses aid from Decatur Memorial Hospital. She
was a member of the Baptist Church, Pekin.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Michael Watson

CATLIN -- Michael Watson, 27, of Catlin, died at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday
(Dec. 18, 2001) at Provena United Samaritan Medical Center, Danville.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Greenwell Funeral Home,
Martinsville. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville. Visitation
will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 3, 1974, in Charleston, the son of Robert E. and Mary
Alice Crane Watson.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mary and Ronald DeBarba of
Catlin; father and stepmother, Robert and Martha Watson of Westfield;
two daughters, Alexis and Emily Watson of Georgetown; one brother,
Richard E. Watson of Alamogodo, N.M.; three stepbrothers, Douglas
DeBarba of Danville, Mike Vaughn of Dallas, and David Gumm of
Germany; two stepsisters, Betty Reynolds of Westville and Geneva Vaughn
of Dallas; grandparents, Jack and Cora Crane of Martinsville; and special
friend, Lisa Ames of Catlin.

Mr. Watson was a member of the Catlin Church of Christ and the
Vermilion Fishing Club.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
 

Dec. 19, 2001

Lucille Conlin

ARCOLA, ILLINOIS - Lucille M. Conlin, 83, of Arcola, died at 7:03 AM
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at her daughter's residence in Arcola.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday, Dec.
20, 2001, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola with Rev.
Joseph Allen as the officiant. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM with rosary at 5:00 PM at Shrader
Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola.

Mrs. Conlin was born July 3, 1918 in Hume, a daughter of William and
Cecilia Waller Meehan. She married Laurence G. Conlin, Sr. on Aug. 3,
1946 in Mattoon. He survives.

Besides her husband, Laurence, she is survived by two sons, Laurence
"L.G." G. Conlin, Jr. of Neoga, Michael Conlin and his wife Shawn of Blue
Mound; three daughters, Karen Faler, Janet Lathrop and her husband
Scott, Dianne Murphy and her husband Bill, all of Arcola; two sisters,
Loretta Tucker of Mattoon, Bernadine Davis of Arcola; 12 grandchildren,
Amiee Truex, Luci Faler, Casey, Kristen, and Chase Conlin, Alan, Matt,
and Emily Lathrop, Trent, Tyler, and Kathleen Conlin, and Lauren
Murphy. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister and
son-in-law, Mark Faler.

Mrs. Conlin was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper for Arcola
Coal & Oil from 1970-1990. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church in Arcola and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a
member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcola Foundation.

Stephany Green

SULLIVAN - Stephany Allana Kayann Green, infant, died at 7:06 a.m.
Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at St. Mary's Hospital.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at French Cemetery, Allenville.
There will be no visitation. McMullin-Young Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

She was born Dec. 16, 2001, the daughter of Steven Allen and Patricia Ann
Woods Green.

Survivors include her parents of Windsor; one brother, Korbin Green of
Windsor; grandparents, Tracy and Cheryl Green, both of Sullivan, and
Tonya and Karl Bart of Perry, Fla.; great-grandparents, Betty Tilford and
Imogene Lockhart, both of Sullivan, and Joe Kellow of Perry, Fla.; and
great-great-grandmother, Ella Varvil of Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Helen Harrington

BOURBONNAIS - Helen Alice Harrington, 91, of Bourbonnais, formerly
of Arcola, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2001) at Provena Our Lady
of Victory Nursing Home, Bourbonnais.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola.

Martha Hayden

GREENUP - Martha Hayden, 96, of Greenup, died at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday
(Dec. 18, 2001) at the Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup.

NAUM MARGULIS

Naum A. Margulis, age 86, of Charleston, passed away at 8:15 p.m. on
Monday, December 17, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the
Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Harold Humbert officiating.
Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Friday morning at the funeral home.

Naum was born March 22, 1915, in the Ukraine, a son of Abraham
Margulis and Nadya (Vogman) Margulis. He married Dora in 1946. She
passed away in 1957.

He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Survivors include one daughter, Marta Margulis and husband Gregory
Galperin of Charleston; one son, Vladislav Zverev of Moscow, Russia: and
one grandson, Andrew Galperin of Charleston.

Mr. Margulis formerly worked in the Ukraine as a Civil Service Economist.
He came to America in 1992 to live with his daughter's family and became
an American citizen. He was a member of the All-American Association of
Invalids and Veterans of World War II who emigrated to the United States
from U.S.S.R. and East European Countries. He enjoyed reading books
and writing poetry. Naum loved life, sharing his humor and being creative.
All people loved him and his family felt his love as he was a very caring
father and grandfather.

Dec. 18, 2001

Opal Anderson

MT. VERNON - Opal Anderson, 94, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:45 a.m.
Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.

The funeral will be 7:30 p.m. today at the Hughey Funeral Home, Mt.
Vernon, with the Rev. Jeff VanDyke officiating. Visitation will be 5 p.m.
today at the funeral home. Burial will be Wednesday in Odd Fellows
Cemetery, Dahlgren.

She was born Jan. 17, 1907, in Hamilton County, the daughter of George
S. and Naomi Trout Williams. She married William Joseph Anderson in
1925; he died in 1982.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Meyers of Mattoon and Reba
Tucker of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Anderson was a seamstress at the Good Samaritan Hospital for 18
years. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church and
Royal Neighbors of America.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Hughey Funeral
Home.

Ruby Callender

MATTOON - Ruby I. Callender, 83, of Mattoon, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday
(Dec. 16, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Epperson Funeral Chapel.

Idelle Bloxom

CHARLESTON - Idelle Bloxom, 97, of Charleston, died at 11:15 a.m.
Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Browns Chapel Cemetery southwest of Charleston.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with a VFW Auxiliary service at
6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 9, 1914, in Telephone, Texas, the daughter of John
Franklin and Amanda Louida Elledge Jarvis. She married Ray William
Bloxom in 1934; he died in 1998. Idelle had moved from Texas to Illinois
in the early 1930's lived a short time in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and returned to
Charleston in the late 1970's.

Survivors include a son, Ray L. "Gene" Bloxom of Irmo, S.C.; one
daughter, Joy Fink of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Mike Greer of
Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kimette and Wade Amodio of W. Columbia, S.C.,
Kelly and Tammie Bloxom of Lexington, S.C. and Bill, Gale, Kristy and
Marie Poteete of Charleston and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Carol Patricia
Bloxom, two brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Bloxom was a charter member of the Women of the Moose where
she held all offices including Senior Regent. She was also a member of the
VFW Auxiliary and Eagles Lodge.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary or the Moose Heart.

JAMES HARVEY DANIELS

CHARLESTON, IL - James Harvey Daniels, age 63 of Charleston, passed
away on Sunday, December 16 (2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center. Memorial Services celebrating his life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on
Thursday, December 20 at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dive in
Charleston with Pastor Tom Skinner officiating. There will be no visitation.

Harvey was born September 23 1938 in Cash, Arkansas. On April 2, 1960
he married Anna Marie Basso in Charleston.

Survivors include Anna his loving wife of forty-one years; three sons,
Mikey L. Daniels and his wife Tracy, James T. Daniels and Hubert T.
Daniels, all of Charleston; six daughters, Teresa Livingston and her
husband Anthony, Rita K. Pearcy, Jenny M. Daniels and Pamela
Lewsader, all of Charleston, Donna S. Sowers and her husband Dwayne of
Altamont, Illinois, and Angie True of Mattoon, Illinois; ten grandchildren;
many, many foster children; several nieces and nephews; and numerous
brothers and sisters. He was preceded by a sister, Joann Williams.

Harvey was a twenty-six year employee with the City of Charleston. His
family, including dozens of foster children, was the focus of his life.
Considered a handy man, and a very good one by those who knew him,
Harvey had the ability to fix "almost anything". He was a member of
Fraternal Order of Eagles 3438 of Mattoon.

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

Robert Greenwalt

SULLIVAN - Robert L. "Bob" Greenwalt, 74, of Sullivan, died at 2:25
p.m. Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) in St. John's Hospice, Springfield.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Reed Funeral Home with
the Rev. Glen Stewart officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Acacia
Park Cemetery, Chicago. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home.

He was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Royal Center, Ind., the son of John A. and
Mary J. Conn Greenwalt. He married Alice Pauline Ryherd Conn in 1968;
she survives.

Other survivors include five children, Kelley Conn of Cary, Alice Hunt and
Mary Ellen Jones, both of San Jose, Calif., Paula Slack of Carol Stream
and Paul Conn of Hanover Park; one brother, John Greenwalt of Coal
City, Ind.; one sister, Susan Downing of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 25
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Greenwalt was the owner and operator of Perfection Duraclean Carpet
and Upholstery Cleaners for 25 years. He was a member of the Sullivan
First United Methodist Church, the Sullivan American Legion Post 68 and
the Moultrie County Historical Society. He was an Army veteran of World
War II, Korea and Vietnam. He briefed Gen. Eisenhower in Europe during
the end of World War II, and was in charge of the parade and ceremonies
for the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice or Decatur Memorial Family
Lodge.

Ervin Kamm

ATWOOD - Ervin L. Kamm, 83, of rural Atwood, died at 11 a.m. Sunday
(Dec. 16, 2001) at his residence.

A graveside service with military rites will be 11 a.m. Thursday at
Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, with the Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating.
The Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Dec. 9, 1918, in rural Atwood, the son of John Adam and
Jenny Maude Shonkwiler Kamm. He married Mary Rebekah Rennels in
1943; she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Howard Kamm of Atwood and Jacob
Kamm of Lovington; four daughters, Jane Kaiser of New Athens, Lenny
Gargac of Grandin, Mo., Beth Jones of Arthur and Susan Kamm-Worrell
of Berthoud, Colo.; two brothers, Bill and Jacob Kamm, both of Atwood;
13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Kamm was a farmer and a trustee for the Atwood Fire Protection
District. He was a member of the United Church of Atwood and the James
Reeder American Legion Post 770 of Atwood. He was an Air Force
veteran of World War II and served with the Arrowhead Council of the
Boy Scouts of America.

Memorials may be made to the United Church of Atwood or Disabled
American Veterans.

Lou G. Pridemore

MATTOON - Lou G. Pridemore, age 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:15
a.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Wednesday, December 19, 2001
at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Ronald Dickinson
officiating. Interment will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lou G. Pridemore was born October 1, 1910 in Boody, Illinois, a son of
Clinton and Elsie Keller Pridemore. He grew up in Neoga, Illinois. Lou
married Evelyn Cutright October 19, 1935, she survives. His children, Sue
Upchurch of Mattoon and Michael Pridemore of Franklin, Tennessee; six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive him. His parents,
stepfather, three sisters, three stepbrothers and a stepsister preceded in
death.

Lou worked 18 years with Montgomery Ward. He later purchased a
wholesale business and operated it as Mattoon Wholesale until he "retired."
During his retirement he worked for Kull's Warehouse Sales and then
Upchurch and Associates.

Mr. Pridemore attended the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon. He
enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, fishing and sports. Lou's
family requests that memorial contributions in his honor be made to the
First United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the donor's choice.

LARRY L. SHAFER

CHARLESTON, IL - Larry L. Shafer, age 56 of Charleston, went to be
with the Lord on Monday, December 17 (2001) at his home. Services
celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 20 at
Central Christian Church, 915 West Lincoln in Charleston with Mr. John
McArthur, Minister, officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from
5 -8 at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston.
Following the services, Interment will be held in Resthaven Memorial
Gardens in Mattoon.

Larry was born June 12, 1945 in Coles County, Illinois the son of Corlis C.
and Livonia O. (Davis) Shafer. In 1965, he married Linda L. Dixon. He
later married Charlotte Ann Hunt in New York City.

Survivors include his wife Charlotte Ann of Charleston; two sons, Doug
Shafer and his wife Abby of Mattoon and Jeremy Shafer of Charleston;
one daughter, Angela Conn and her husband Chris of Charleston; four
grandchildren, David Shafer and Jennifer Shafer of Norris City, Illinois and
Dalton Shafer and Gage Shafer of Mattoon; two brothers, Charles C.
"Bud" Shafer and his wife Lila of Charleston and Bill Shafer and his wife
Connie of Olney, Illinois; two sisters, Norma Jean Shafer and Wanda
Pierce and her husband Bob, all of Charleston; and several nieces and
nephews. He was preceded by his parents.

Larry was an active member of the Central Christian Church in Charleston.
His church, his family, home and friends were his life. A man who enjoyed
woodworking he, along with his wife Ann, built their home and later the
addition. Those who knew Larry were fortunate indeed; he made friends
easily and treasured their relationships. A member of the Charleston Lions
Club, many will remember him working at the Lions CIub Food Booth at
the Coles County Fair. Prior to his recent position in sales and as Inventory
Manager for Kirchner Building Center in Mattoon, he was a twenty-seven
year employee of the Moore Business Forms facility in Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, Larry's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor
be made to the American Cancer Society, Charleston Lions Club,
Lincolnland Hospice or the Central Christian Church. Memorial gifts may
be made at the Visitation or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel,
2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Dec. 17, 2001

James Daniels

CHARLESTON - James "Harvey" Daniels, 63, of Charleston, died Sunday
(Dec. 16, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Adams Funeral Chapel, Charleston.

JUANITA ELDER

Juanita Jean EIder, age 77, of Charleston, passed away at 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 2001, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at
the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held
from 5:00-8:00 p.m. this (Monday) evening at the funeral home.

Juanita was born November 30, 1924, in Charleston, a daughter of Al and
Ruth Muir Hardin. She married Carl Richard "Dick" Elder in 1945, who
formerly served as a policeman in Mattoon. He passed away on April 13,
1985. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Steve Elder of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one
daughter, Paula Yurcho Davidson and husband Larry of Tavares, Florida;
two brothers, Alan Hardin and wife June of Mattoon and Bob Hardin and
wife Sandy of Streamwood; one sister, Marilyn Burke and husband Chuck
of Westfield; and one grandson, Tate Elder of Mattoon.

Mrs. Elder was formerly employed as a bookkeeper and general office
manager with Meadow Gold, BIaw-Knox Manufacturing and J. A. House
Mechanical Contractors. She was a member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary
and volunteered her time at Peterson Park.

Memorial gifts may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Harold Graham

ARCOLA - Harold R. Graham, 82, of Arcola, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday
(Dec. 15, 2001) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral
Home, Tuscola, with the Rev. Clyde Snyder officiating. Burial will be in
Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral
home.

He was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Sullivan, the son of Finis A. and Mattie
Turner Graham. He married Rosemary Dixon in 1941; she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Garrett R. Graham of Robinson; one daughter,
Marsha R. Strader of Arcola; one brother, Turner Graham of Sullivan;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, one brother and four sisters.

Mr. Graham was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church,
Mattoon Moose Lodge and Tuscola American Legion. He was a Navy
veteran of World War II.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Tuscola
United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Ruth Johnson

KANSAS - Ruth Ellen Johnson, 88, of Kansas, died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday
(Dec. 16, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the God's Mission of
Faith Church with the Rev. Terry Newman and the Rev. Billy O. Hall
officiating. Burial will be in Embarrass Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7
p.m. Tuesday at the Sutton & Son Funeral Home Kansas Chapel.

She was born March 8, 1913, in Round Hill, Ky., the daughter of Julius
and Cora Mudd Raymer. She married Wiley Edward Johnson in 1928; he
died in 1991.

Surviving are three daughters, Cora Agan of Villa Grove, Nora Harris of
Redmon and Lorene Vaughn of Kansas; nine grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and member of the Bethel Chapel
Assembly of God Church.

Louise Perry

Louise Perry, 75 of Sullivan died 11:30 p.m. Saturday (December 15,
2001) in the Moweaqua Retirement Center.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Reed Funeral Home,
Sullivan with the Pastor Mark Sanders officiating. Visitation will be 6-8
Tuesday. Private family graveside services will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

Louise was born October 30, 1926 in Owensboro, Kentucky the daughter
of Moses K. and Rebecca Cook Stewart. She was a homemaker and was
of the Christian faith. She married Esther Elsworth #+Dusty#, Perry on
May 2,1953 in Litchfield, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on
September 30, 1976.

Surviving are her Sons: George Randall Sapp of Owensboro, Kentucky,
Steve Edward Perry and his wife Betty of Taylorville, Scott Elsworth Perry
and his wife Terry of Shelbyville, Sonny Eugene Perry and his wife Brenda
of Flora, and Spencer Earl Perry and his wife Carrie of Sullivan; Daughters:
Sandra Evon Barnes and her husband Rick of Sullivan and Susan Elaine
Moon of Sullivan; Brothers: James Earl Stewart and his wife Carol of
Hammond, Indiana and Guy Richard Stewart of Owensboro, Kentucky;
Sister: Joan Campbell and her husband Robert of Owensboro, Kentucky;
and Seventeen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters and two
brothers.

Lou Pridemore

MATTOON - Lou G. Pridemore, 91, of Mattoon, died at 3:15 a.m.
Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are pending at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

MARION J. STEWART

CHARLESTON, IL - Marion J. Stewart, age 84 of Charleston, passed
away on Sunday, December 16 (2001) at his daughter's home in
Charleston. Services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Wednesday, December 19 with Pastor Dale Mitchell officiating. Visitation
will be Tuesday evening from 5-7. Services and Visitation will be held at
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. Following the
Services, Interment will be held at Liberty Cemetery in Hutton Township,
southeast of Charleston.

Marion was born October 25,1917 in Charleston the son of Verne and
Jesse (Galbreath) Stewart. On August 31, 1939 he married Gladys Pearcy
in St. Louis, Missouri.

Survivors include Gladys, his loving wife of sixty-one years; one daughter,
Donna Howard of Charleston; one son, Jim R. Stewart and his wife
Beverly of Danville, Indiana; one granddaughter, Michelle Howard Little
and her husband David of Greenville, South Carolina; two great
grandchildren, Pip Little and Simone Little, both of Greenville; four sisters,
Dorothy Sweetman, Rose Pearcy and Esther Stewart, all of Charleston and
Thelma Herrington and her husband Don of Indianapolis, Indiana. He was
preceded by his parents and one sister, Martha Jones.

Marion was an active member of the Providence Separate Baptist Church,
having served as Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher and Secretary.
Many will remember him from his employment at the Rupel Grain
Company or the Supreme Dairy Company, jobs he held while also
operating his and Gladys' grain and livestock farm. A hard worker, whether
it be at his church or profession, Marion always found time to enjoy
Gladys' pies. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, his dogs and building craft
projects of which he made a special one each Christmas for his family. He
was a friend to many and never "met a stranger", a loving husband, father,
grandfather and brother whose kindness will long be remembered.

Marion's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the
Providence Separate Baptist Church. Memorial gifts may be made at the
Visitation or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee
Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

VIRGINIA THOMAS

Virgina Maxine Thomas, age 65, of Deltona, Florida, formerly of Mattoon,
passed away at 2:42 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2001, at the Florida
Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at
the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Ernest Jones officiating.
Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be
held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. this (Monday) evening at the funeral home.

Virginia was born November 25, 1936, in Mattoon, a daughter of Carl and
Rosalie Scott Lawhorn. She married Albert Leroy Thomas on October 10,
1954. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Terry Eugene Thomas of Mattoon,
Albert Leroy Thomas Jr. and Jeffrey Allen Thomas, both of Deltona, Fla.;
two daughters, Helen Lorraine Thomas of Apopka, Fla. and Alberta Louise
Brandenburg of Neoga; one sister, Sandy VanScyoc of Neoga; and five
grandchildren, Larry, Zachary, Sarah, Joshua, and Darci.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Larry Lawhorn
and Gene Scott; and one grandson, Carl.

Mrs. Thomas was formerly a housekeeper in the Mattoon area.

Ruth Wilkinson

ARTHUR - Ruth C. Wilkinson, 89, of Arthur, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday
(Dec. 15, 2001) at the Arthur Home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola,
with the Rev. Jim Elder officiating. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

She was born July 21, 1912, in Arthur, the daughter of Charles and Minnie
Heimburger Heerdt. She married Robert R. Wilkinson in 1939; he died in
1981.

Surviving are one daughter, Judie Klinginsmith of Kirksville, Mo.; one
sister, Erma Fitzgerald of Arthur; two grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Wilkinson was a registered and private duty nurse, and a member of
the United Methodist Church of Arthur.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Women of Arthur.


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