Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2002

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Rebecca Jean Carpenter

CHARLESTON - Jean Carpenter, 86, of Charleston, passed away at 7:08
a.m. Sunday, February 17, 2002 at Hilltop Convalescent Center.

Funeral services honoring her life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
February 19, 2002 at the Caudill-King Funeral Home with Reverend Bill
Boaz officiating. Interment will follow in Kickapoo Cemetery, rural
Charleston. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
funeral home.

Jean was born July 18, 1915 in Coles County, daughter of Charles O. and
Nettie Morgan Waltrip. She married Earl "Lefty" Carpenter, May 30, 1936
at Urbana. He preceded her in death twenty-eight years ago to the day,
February 17, 1974. Survivors include sons: Edward Carpenter, Charles
Carpenter and his wife Janice, and Max Carpenter and his wife Margie, all
of Charleston. Brothers: Max Waltrip of Springfield, IL, Fred Waltrip of
Duncanville, TX, and Lowell Waltrip of Decatur. Thirteen grandchildren,
twenty-six great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren also
survive. She was preceded in death by a daughter: Rita; a daughter-in-law:
Pat; three brothers: Chester, Jim, and Dale; and two sisters: Ruth and
Elizabeth.

Jean was always doing for her children, her grandchildren, and then her
great-grandchildren. She could always be counted on to baby-sit, or be
there at all of their activities, to let them know they were her important to
her and she was proud of them. She also was an avid bingo player.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the activity fund at Hilltop
Convalescent Center c/o Caudill-King, 1117 Jackson, Charleston. IL
61920.

David Coslow

SULLIVAN - David Coslow, 80, of Sullivan, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday
(Feb. 16, 2002) at Sullivan Health Care Center.

The graveside funeral with military rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at
Keller Cemetery in Lovington. There will be no visitation. Reed Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Oct. 17, 1921 in Battle, Ky., the son of John and Flora
Robinson Coslow. He married Jan Pool in 1976. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dean Coslow of Bavaria, Germany and
Dennis Coslow of Lovington; one sister, Lucille Frost of Martinsville, Ind.;
and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

Mr. Coslow was a retired building contractor and a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Sullivan
Southern Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the
American Lung Association.

MILDRED HESLER

Mildred "Dolly" Hesler, age 98, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, formerly of
Mattoon, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the Saint
Camillus Health Center in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday
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 2:00 p.m. until time of service Wednesday afternoon at the
funeral home.

Dolly was born November 8, 1903 in Charleston, a daughter of Hartsey
and Bertha Perrymen Foltz. She married Glen Arthur Hesler, an executive
of the Quaker Oats Company, on June 30, 1927. He preceded her in death
on August 3, 1980.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Jorgensen and husband Gary of
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren,
Dr. Scott Jorgensen and wife Jill and their children, Thomas and Anne of
Mequon, Wisconsin; Craig Jorgensen and wife Lisa and their children,
Jacob, Allyse and Joseph of Hartland, Wisconsin; Dr. Joan Jorgensen and
husband Scott Compton and their child, Julia of Cleveland Heights,
Wisconsin; and David Jorgensen and wife Lynne and their children,
Elizabeth and Katherine of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Hesler was a member of Trinity Chapter #299 Order of the Eastern
Star of Omaha, Nebraska. She was a member of the PEO sisterhood,
Chapter BQ, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and she was a life-long member of the
First Christian Church and attended regularly the protestant services at
Saint Camillus.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Christian Church of Mattoon.

Richard Nichols

MATTOON - Richard D. "Nick" Nichols, 69, of Mattoon died at 5:10 p.m.
Saturday (Feb. 16, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with
the Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Dodge
Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time on
Tuesday at the funeral home.

He was born Nov. 28, 1932 in Charleston, the son of Richard and Garnet
Dean Nichols. He married Norma Jean Ervin in 1956. She survives.

Mr. Nichols retired from Young Radiator and was a U.S. Air Force veteran
of the Korean conflict.

Mary Sinner

KIRKWOOD, MO. - Mary T. Sinner, 91, of Kirkwood, Mo., formerly of
Mattoon, died Sunday (Feb. 17, 2002) at the Mary Colver Home in
Kirkwood, Mo.

The funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Alban Roe Catholic
Church in Wildwood, Mo. with the Rev. Grieseneick officiating. Burial will
be 2:30 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Visitation will be from
8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, Mo.

She was born April 6, 1910 in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Lucas and
Anastacia Kwako. She married Eugene Sinner. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children JoAnn McMullen, Mary Jean Hopkins, Gerie
Johnson, Janet Moe, Don Sinner and Judy Bosch; 19 grandchildren; and 26
great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sinner was a homemaker.

Connie Tristan

ARCOLA - Connie Lynn Tristan, 40, of Arcola, died at 7:22 a.m. Saturday
(Feb. 16, 2002) at her residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Edwards Funeral Home in
Arcola with the Rev. Joeseph Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Arcola
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 4, 1961 in Tuscola, a daughter ofWilliam Pruitt and
Phyllis Stewart. She married Rogelio Tristan in 1996, he survives.

Surviving are two stepsons, Rogelio Tristan Jr. and Oscar Tristan both of
Arcola; one stepdaughter, Adriana Tristan of Reynosa, Mexico; one
brother, Bill Proitt of Arcola; two sisters, Tammie Reed of Cotton Wood,
Idaho and Pennie Richie of Atwood; her father, William Pruitt of Spokane,
Wash.; and her mother, Phyllis Cruz of Arcola.

She was preceded in death by one daughter.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln Land Hospice.

Feb. 16, 2002

Madaline Ashmore

OAKLAND - Madaline E. Ashmore, 91, of Oakland, died at 9:30 a.m.
Friday (Feb. 15, 2002) at her residence.

Private family memorial services will be at a later date. Burial will be in
Oakland Cemetery. The Taber Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of the
arrangements.

She was born June 9, 1910, in Villa Grove, the daughter of Rolla and Flora
Cash Foley. She married Edgar M. Ashmore in 1929; he survives.

Other survivors include one son, Charles Ashmore of Bakersfield, Calif.

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

Mrs. Ashmore was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United
Methodist Church, Normal.

AMY MILLET HARDIN

Amy Heather Millett Hardin, age 29, of Norris City, formerly of Mattoon,
was taken from us suddenly along with two of her three precious children
on Monday, February 11, 2002, due to injuries sustained in a
semi-trailer/car accident near Carmi, Illinois.

Memorial services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on
Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert C.
Clark officiating, assisted by the Reverend Randy Plunkett. Burial will
follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cooks Mills. Visitation will be from
9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

Amy was born January 15, 1973, in Mattoon, a daughter of Bob and
Donna Bareither Millett. She married Andrew Hardin on June 20, 1997. He
survives.

Other survivors include her daughter, Heather Laura Hardin of Norris City;
her parents, Donna MilIett of Mattoon and Bob and Pam Millett of
Canyon, Texas; one brother, "J.R." Millett and his daughter Shyann; her
grandfather, James Bareither of Mattoon, father-in-law, King Hardin of
Naperville; and she also leaves aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Edith "Doll" Bareither; her
aunt, Jackie Bareither; and her mother-in-law, Janet Hardin.

Everyone who knew her felt she was a walking angel on earth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heather Hardin Fund c/o
FirStar Bank of Mattoon.

DAKOTA JAMES HARDIN

Dakota James Edwards Hardin, age 7, of Norris City, formerly of Mattoon,
was taken from us suddenly along with his mother and his sister on
Monday, February 11, 2002, due to injuries sustained in a semi-trailer/car
accident near Carmi, Illinois.

Memorial services celebrating his life will begin at 11:00 am. on Wednesday
at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert C. Clark
officiating, assisted by the Reverend Randy Plunkett. Burial will follow in
the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cooks Mills. Visitation will be from 9:00
a.m. until service time on Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

Dak was born December 9, 1994, in Mattoon.

Survivors include his father and sister, Andrew Hardin and Heather of
Norris City; his grandparents, Donna Millett of Mattoon and Bob and Pam
Millett of Canyon, Texas, King Hardin of Naperville; his uncle, "J.R."
Millett and his cousin, Shyann; his great-grandfather, James Bareither of
Mattoon, and he also leaves lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Edith "Doll" Bareither;
his great-aunt, Jackie Bareither; and his grandmother, Janet Hardin.

Our little angel is in heaven with his sister and mommy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heather Hardin Fund c/o
FirStar Bank of Mattoon.

LESLIE SUE HARDIN

Leslie Sue Hardin, age 3, of Norris City, formerly of Mattoon, was taken
from us suddenly along with her mother and her brother on Tuesday,
February 12, 2002, due to injuries sustained in a semi-trailer/car accident
near Carmi, Illinois.

Memorial services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on
Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert C.
Clark officiating, assisted by the Reverend Randy Plunkett. Burial will
follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cooks Mills. Visitation will be from
9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

Leslie was born December 7, 1998, in Mattoon.

Survivors include her father and sister, Andrew Hardin and Heather of
Norris City; her grandparents, Donna Millett of Mattoon and Bob and Pam
Millett of Canyon, Texas, and King Hardin of Naperville; her uncle, "J.R."
Millett and her cousin, Shyann; her great-grandfather, James Bareither of
Mattoon, and she also leaves lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Edith "Doll"
Bareither; her great-aunt. Jackie Bareither; and her grandmother, Janet
Hardin.

Our little angel is in heaven with her brother and mommy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heather Hardin Fund c/o
FirStar Bank of Mattoon.

CECIL H. SWEDELL

CHARLESTON, IL - Cecil H. Swedell, age 88 of Lombard and a former
long time Charleston resident, businessman and community leader died on
Friday, February 15 (2002) at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in
Downers Grove, lllinois. Services celebrating his life will be held at 10:00
a.m. on Monday, February 18 (2002) at Wesley United Methodist Church,
2206 Fourth Street in Charleston with Reverend Ron Bartlow officiating.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5-7 at Adams Funeral Chapel,
2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Following the services, Interment will be
held at 4:00 p.m. in Pennington Point Cemetery in Adair, Illinois.

Cecil was born November 13, 1913 in Adair, Illinois the son of William and
Stella (Herndon) Swedell. On August 1, 1935 he married Gretchen Haist in
St. Paul, Minnesota.

He is survived by one son, Kent Swedell of San Diego, California; one
daughter, Dedra Lanman of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; two grandchildren, Ryan
Lanman and Arianne Lanman of Glen Ellyn; one sister, Wilma Hammond
of Macomb, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by
Gretchen, his loving wife of sixty-six years who passed away December 5
of this past year; his parents; and one brother.

In 1939, Cecil and Gretchen moved to Charleston upon his being named
Manager of Charleston Production Credit Association. In 1960, he joined
the staff of Charleston National Bank and retired in 1980 as its Sr. Vice
President and Trust Officer. He was a World War II Veteran, having
served with the United States Army.

Those who were fortunate enough to know Cecil, knew a man whose
integrity was unquestionable, his love for family was paramount and his
passion for the Charleston community and its people was second only to
Gretchen, Kent, Dedra and his grandchildren. His leadership was
instrumental in programs and projects that enhanced the quality of life for
many. He was an active member of his church, numerous organizations
and when time permitted he enjoyed playing bridge or a round of golf.

In lieu of flowers, Cecil's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be
made to the March of Dimes, Easter Seals or the Wesley United Methodist
Church in Charleston. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation or
Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive,
Charleston, IL 61920.

Feb. 15, 2002

Lloyd Buesking

STEWARDSON - Lloyd F. Buesking, 96, of Stewardson, died at 11:45
p.m. Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) at Lakeland Nursing Center, Effingham.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church,
Stewardson. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Strasburg.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Brummerstedt Funeral Home,
Stewardson.

He was born Sept. 24, 1905, the son of Henry and Clara Kull Buesking. He
married Clara Lading in 1929; she died in 1997.

Survivors include one son, Arthur Buesking of Mount Vernon; two
daughters, Ruth Wolf of Neoga and Norma Hardiek of Mount Vernon; and
two brothers, Carl Buesking of Strasburg and Clarence Buesking of
Effingham.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers.

Mr. Buesking was a retired farmer.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson.

Maurice DeMeyer

SUN CITY, AZ - Maurice T. DeMeyer, 81, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of
Charleston, IL, passed away Ash Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2002) in Royal
Oaks Care Center in Sun City.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic
Church in Charleston. Burial with military rites will be in Mound Cemetery,
Charleston. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Caudill-King
Funeral Home with a 4:30 p.m. Rosary service. Memorials may be made to
the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

He was born may 17, 1920, in Mishawakee, Ind., son of Rene and Emma
Coucke DeMeyer. He married Mary Virginia Dick in 1944; she preceded
him in death in 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Livingston of Charleston;
grandchildren, Justin, Amy and Kristy Livingston, all of Charleston; sister,
Mary Anthony of Macomb Township, MI; special friend, Martha
McMahon of Sun City, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. DeMeyer was an army veteran of WW II and the retired owner of
DeMeyer Plumbing/Heating/Air conditioning in Charleston. He was a
member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Charleston,
member and Past Exalted Ruler of Charleston Elks Lodge 623, and
member of the Knights of Columbus and life member of VFW Post 1592,
both of Charleston.

Marijayne Gillespie

WESTMONT, IL - Marijayne Gillesepie, 68, of Lyons, formerly of
Mattoon, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuessday, February 12, 2002.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16,
2002 with the Reverend Pat Murphy officiating. at the Harper-Swickard
Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral
home.

Marijayne was born February 18, 1933 in Charleston, a daughter of George
W. and Claudine Rardin Mason. Survivors include her children: Deborah
Gillespie and husband Charles Burbridge of Oak Park, IL; Melanie
Campillo and husband Matthew of Westmont, IL; Susan Fregeau and
husband Matthew of Westmont, IL; Leicia Vandercar and husband
Matthew of Westmont, IL; Grandchildren: Megan Filotto, Sarah, Luke and
Joseph Campillo, Nicholas, Alexander and Melissa Fregeau; Dane, Nathan
and Alayna Vandercar. Sisters, Barbara Mason and Judith Corbin and
husband Arthur. Her former husband, James Gillespie also survives.

Marijayne was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Memorials to
St. Thomas Hospice or the Wellness House in care of Harper-Swickard
Funeral Home, 720 Monroe, Charleston, IL 61920.

Joann Grant

ARTHUR - Joann Margaret Grant, 74, of Arthur, died at 5:21 p.m.
Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2002) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur,
with the Rev. Jim Elder officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at
the funeral home. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Newberry, England, the daughter of John
and Elsie Ford. She married E. Harold Grant in 1965; he died 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Grant of Arthur and Glen Rhodes of
Lakeland, Fla.; one stepson, Richard Grant of Monticello; one daughter,
Susan Miller of Midland, Texas; one sister, Marjorie Tudwell of Newberry
England; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Grant was a retired cook. She had worked at Moses Cafe, Sugar
Bowl and the Dutch Oven Restaurants, all in Arthur. She was a member of
the Arthur United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the church.

Amy Hardin

NORRIS CITY - Amy Heather Hardin, 29, of Norris City, formerly of
Mattoon, died at 12:36 p.m. Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) as a result of an
automobile accident.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Campbell Funeral Home, Carmi,
with the Rev. Randy Plunkett and the Rev. Robert Robinson officiating.
Burial will be in Bruce Chapel Cemetery, Carmi. Visitation will be after 6
p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 15, 1973, in Mattoon, the daughter of Robert Jo and
Donna Lesley Bareither Millett Jr. She married Andrew Alen Hardin in
1997; he survives.

Other survivors include her parents, Bob and Pam Millett of Amerillo,
Texas, and Donna Millett of Mattoon; one daughter, Heather Sue Hardin of
Norris City; grandfather, James Bariether of Mattoon; and one brother,
Paul James Robert Millett of Tampa, Fla.

She was accompanied in death from results of the accident by one son and
one daughter.

Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker.

Memorials may be made to the Heather Hardin Fund at Banterra Bank.

Dakota and Leslie Hardin

NORRIS CITY - Dakota James Hardin, 7, of Norris City died at 12:34
p.m. Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) and Leslie Sue Hardin, 3, of Norris City,
died at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) as a result of an automobile
accident.

The joint funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Campbell Funeral Home,
Carmi. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will
be in Bruce Chapel Cemetery, Carmi.

Dakota was born Dec. 9, 1994, and Leslie was born Dec. 8, 1998, the
children of Andrew Alen and Amy Heather Millett Hardin.

Survivors include their father; one sister, Heather Sue Hardin of Norris
City; grandparents, Bob and Pam Millettt of Amerillo, Texas, Donna Millett
of Mattoon and King Hardin of Naperville; and great-grandparents, Ruth
Kosmicke of St. Louis and James Bariether of Mattoon.

They were accompanied in death by their mother and preceded in death by
one grandmother.

Memorials may be made to the Heather Hardin Fund at Banterra Bank.

Myrna Hayden

CASEY - Myrna Hayden, age 84, of Casey, passed away at 1:55 p.m. on
Tuesday, (Feb. 12, 2002) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in
Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Myrna's life will begin at 2:30 p.m. on
Saturday, February 16, 2002 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup with
Marie Sandschafer speaking. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Myrna was born on December 1, 1917 in Greenup, Illinois a daughter of
John and Elsie Conkel. She married Earl E. Hayden on December 24, 1935
in Greenup, Illinois; he passed away March 28, 1999.

Myrna was an inspector at a machine shop in Indianapolis for many years.
She was a member of the Eastern Star #513.

Myrna is survived by her sister-in-laws, Helen Freeman of Toledo and
Corene Hayden of Kankakee; nephews, Gerald (wife, Sudie) Hayden of
Bradley, Douglas Hayden of Manteno, Duane Hayden of Phoenix, AZ,
Bob Hayden of California and Butch (wife, Valerie) Ruffner; nieces,
Sharon Oakley of Toledo, Rosie Hutchcraft of Sullivan, Pat Lacey of
Olney and Cheryl Gillis of Monticello and several cousins.

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

Edith Keal

ARCOLA, IL - Edith Lee Keal, 92, of Arcola, died at 11:05 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at the Arthur Home in Arthur.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at
the First Christian Church of Arcola, 311 E. Main Street, Arcola, with
Reverend Margaret Misal as officiant. Burial will be in the Arcola
Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM Friday at Shrader
Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola.

Mrs. Keal was born November 28, 1909 near Pesotum, a daughter of
Henry and Sadie McCally Lee. She married Earl Keal in Tuscola on June
7, 1930; he preceded her in death on March 7, 1955.

Survivors include her daughter, Natalie Smith and her husband Robert of
Arcola; one son, Richard Keal and his wife Marilyn of Aurora;
daughter-in-law, Phyllis Keal of Fargo, North Dakota; 9 grandchildren,
Sandra Keal, Natalie Ann Keal, Gretchen Keal, Carolyn Duemke, Sue Full,
Mark Smith, Ann Peterson, David Keal, Emily Tammaru; 7
great-grandchildren, Sara, Mark, and Rachel Full, Meghan and Spencer
Osei, Alexander Tammaru, and Noah Keal.

She was preceded in death by her son, Fred, on Feb. 23, 2001, and 3
brothers.

Mrs. Keal operated the family farm for 72 years. She was a member of the
Arcola First Christian Church.
 

Feb. 14, 2002

Lloyd Buesking

STEWARDSON - Lloyd F. Buesking, 96, of Stewardson, died at 11:45
p.m. Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) at Lakeland Nursing Center in Effingham.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in
Stewardson. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Strasburg.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Brummerstedt Funeral
Home in Stewardson.

He was born Sept. 24, 1905, a son of Henry and Clara Kull Buesking. He
married Clara Lading in 1929; she died in 1997.

Survivors include one son, Arthur Buesking of Mt. Vernon; daughters,
Ruth Wolf of Neoga and Norma Hardiek of Mt. Vernon; brothers, Carl
Buesking of Strasburg and Clarence Buesking of Effingham.

Mr. Buesking was a retired farmer.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson.

Errol Frahm

WINDSOR - Errol R. Frahm 63 of Windsor died at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday
(February 13, 2002) at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am.
Saturday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor with Richard
Coen officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in
Smyser Cemetery near Gays.

Errol was born August 18, 1938 in Tuscola, the son of Ervin and Elnore
Roberts Frahm. He married Juda Brown August 24,1960 in Tuscola.

Errol earned a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University and a
masters from University of Illinois. He was a teacher, principal, former
owner of Windsor IGA, and most recently employed at Carle Clinic in
Mattoon. He was actively involved and served as an elder in his church,
Smyser Christian Church in Gays. Errol most enjoyed his grandchildren
and family, as well as woodworking, fishing and farming.

Surviving is his wife, Juda; two daughters, Denise Bence and her husband
Tim of Strasburg and Karyn Cole and her husband Cary of Windsor; three
grandchildren, Hannah Cole, Hayden Cole, and Brody Bence; and one
brother, Eric of Tolono.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Smyser Christian Church.

Errol taught us how to live and he taught us how to die.

Mari Gillespie

WESTMONT - Mari Jane Gillespie, 68, of Westmont, died at 11:50 a.m.
Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home,
Charleston.

Marion Greeson

NEOGA, IL - Marion F. Greeson, 85, of Neoga, IL, died at 11:34 p.m.
Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles
County, IL.

The funeral will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home, in Neoga, with the Rev. Ron Lake officiating. Visitation will
be after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A private graveside service will
be held at a later date at the Neoga Memorial Cemetery.

He was born July 11, 1916, in Johnstown, IL, a son of Ray and Martha
(Tate) Greeson. He married Sarah M. Stewart on October 22, 1938, in
Lerna, IL. She died on August 18, 1998.

Survivors include daughters, Sharon Coy of Neoga and Charlotte Russell of
Orlando, FL.; a brother, Vernon Greeson and wife Dortha of Neoga;
sisters, Lois Buchanan and husband Louis of Neoga and Daisy Fulton and
husband Derald of Tucson, AZ.; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
five step great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one daughter, two brothers
and one sister.

Mr. Greeson was a retired Bus Supervisor for the Neoga School District.
He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force during WW II
serving in the 1976 Quartermaster Truck Company. He was a member of
the Masonic Lodge #279 A.F.&A.M. of Neoga.

Memorials may be made to the family.

BILL HARRISON

Wilford C. "Bill" Harrison, age 90, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, formerly
of Mattoon, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002 at his residence in
Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

Graveside memorial services celebrating his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with military rites conducted by
the V.F.W. Post 4325, The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.

Bill was born March 21, 1911, in Yale, Illinois a son of Thomas William
and Deltha Bailey Harrison. He married Pauline English on March 20,
1938. She preceded him in death on January 2, 1988. He married Viola
Anderson in 1989 and she preceded him on January 23, 1995. He was also
preceded in death by one brother and one sister, who were twins, Bob
Harrison and Cleo Higgins.

Survivors include one nephew, Donald Higgins and wife Gail of Fisherville,
Kentucky.

Mr. Harrison was a World War II Army veteran who served with the 62nd
General Hospital. Bill, along with his father and older brother, was the
owner of the Harrison's Barber Shop on Western Avenue in Mattoon. He
was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 4325 and a member of the
Masonic Lodge 350 of Franklin, Arkansas, the American Legion Post 344
and the Eagle Club of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist
Church Building Fund c/o Schilling Funeral Home.

Gerald Lively

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Gerald M. Lively, 85, of Prairie Village, Kan.,
formerly of Mattoon, died Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) at his home.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Faith Lutheran Church in
Prairie Village, Kan.

He was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Mattoon, a son of the Rev. James M. and
Ora E. Lively. He married Selma Hensler in 1942; she survives.

Mr. Lively practiced law in Kansas City. He was a navy veteran of WW II.

H. Raymond Snodgrass

TOLEDO - H. Raymond Snodgrass, 91, of Toledo, died at 7:35 p.m.
Saturday (Feb. 9, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at the Barkley Funeral Home in
Toledo, with the Rev. Pat Powers and the Rev. Jim Watts officiating.
Burial will be in the Janesville Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to
the service today at the funeral home.

He was born Aug. 11, 1910, in Janesville, a son of Austin Fred and Ora
Belle Russell Snodgrass. He married Marie Snodgrass in 1933; she died in
2001.

Survivors include one sister, Marge Walker in Lubbock, Texas.

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

Mr. Snodgrass retired from the Brown Shoe Company. He was a member
of the Toledo Christian Church, the Charleston Masonic Lodge 35 and an
army veteran of WW II.

Memorials may be made to the Toledo Christian Church.

Joe Wakefield

NEWTON - Joe Wakefield, 89, of Newton, died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday
(Feb. 12, 2002) at Newton Rest Haven.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Buchanan Funeral Home in
Newton with the Rev. Dale Hood officiating. Burial with full military rites
will be in Honey Cemetery in Bogota. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 4, 1912, in Smallwood Township, the son of Charles M.
and Alpha Needham Wakefield.

Surviving are one son, Chuck Wakefield of Charlestown, Ind.; six
daughters, Brenda Coleman of Aurora, Shirley Alvis of Champaign, Sandy
Ingram of Charleston, Janet Drew of Orlando, Fla., Martha May of Mt.
Zion and Mona Pruemer of Sigel; one sister, Lucille Hardig of Newton; 18
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Wakefield was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran. He was a life member
of the Newton American Legion and VFW Post 7537.

Memorials may be made to the Honey Cemetery.

Feb. 13, 2002

Olive Ferguson

LERNA - Olive A. Ferguson, 85, of Lerna, died at 11 a.m. Monday (Feb.
11, 2002) at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at the Toledo Cemetery with the
Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. The Barkley Funeral Chapel is in charge of the
arrangements.

She was born Feb. 29, 1916, in rural Toledo, the daughter of Frank and
Audrey Barger Beals. She married Herald Ferguson in 1938; he died in
1994.

Survivors include two sons, Brian Ferguson of Clinton and Lewis Ferguson
of Joliet; and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker and an elementary teacher at St.
Anthony's in Effingham. She was a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers
Association.

Myrna Hayden

CASEY - Myrna Hayden, 84, of Casey, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday (Feb.
12, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home.

Russell Moran

EFFINGHAM - Russell L. Moran, 64, of Effingham, died at 1:10 a.m.
Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) at his residence.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church
in Stewardson. Private burial will be in the Stewardson Cemetery. There
will be no visitation. The Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is in
charge of the arrangements.

He was born August 6, 1937, to Martin and Velma Huffmaster Moran. He
married Patricia Storm in 1965; she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Donald Tucker of Mattoon, Marty
Moran of Newton and Eric Moran of Stewardson; one sister, Eileen Tanner
of Stewardson; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Moran was a retired farmer, had been a bus driver for Stew-Stras
Schools for 15 years, a semi-truck driver for many years and delivered
flowers for K&M and Burklands Florists in Effingham. He was a member
of the United Methodist Church in Stewardson and an army veteran.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church
of Stewardson or Centenary Methodist Church of Effingham.

Harry Reed

BOSQUE, N.M. - Harry E. Reed, 85, of Bosque, N.M., died Friday (Feb.
8, 2002).

Burial will be in the Tahoka Texas Cemetery. No services are scheduled at
this time. The Romero Funeral Home, Belen, N.M., is in charge of the
arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Everett Gaussoin of Bosque, N.M.; three sisters,
Georgia Ball of Mattoon, Jane Conklin of Davenport, Iowa and Hattie
Eckelman of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elwayne in 1992; and a son.

Mr. Reed was retired from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal in Lubbock,
Texas.

Joe Wakefield

NEWTON - Joe Wakefield, 89, of Newton, died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday
(Feb. 12, 2002) at Newton Rest Haven.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Buchanan Funeral Home in
Newton with the Rev. Dale Hood officiating. Burial will be in Honey
Cemetery in Bogota. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 4, 1912 in Smallwood Township, the son of Charles M.
and Alpha Needham Wakefield.

Surviving are one son, Chuck Wakefield of Charlestown, Ind.; six
daughters, Brenda Coleman of Aurora, Shirley Alvis of Champaign, Sandy
Ingram of Charleston, Janet Drew of Orlando, Fla., Martha May of Mt.
Zion and Mona Pruemer of Sigel; one sister, Lucille Hardig of Newton; and
18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Wakefield was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran. He was a life member
of the Newton American Legion and VFW Post 7537.

Memorials may be made to the Honey Cemetery.

John H. "Bill" Mock

TOLEDO - John H. "Bill" Mock, age 83, of Toledo died Feb. 11, 2002
10:25 a.m. South Fla. Baptist Hospital, Plant City, Fla.

Funeral services will be Sat. Feb. 16th 2002 11:00 a.m. at the Toledo
Christian Church, with Rev. Tim Pearce officiating and a eulogy read by
Carol Jo Fritts. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Fri. at Barkley F.H. Toledo.
Burial will be at Salem Cemetery rural Toledo with graveside military rites
by Cumberland Co. veterans.

John H. "Bill" was born Dec. 2, 1918, the son of the late Oscar and Eva
(Christopher) Mock. John was given the nickname "Bill" after a horse
owned by his grandfather Abram Hadley Mock. Bill went to the Hamilton
School and graduated from Toledo High School in 1937. While in school
Bill enjoyed playing baseball and basketball.

Bill first worked at the Ettelbrick Shoe Factory in Greenup from 1938 to
1941. He was drafted into the United States Army Nov. 27, 1941 he served
in the European Theatre and was honorably discharged Sept. 5, 1945 with
a Silver Star, Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He then worked construction
around Chicago from 1945 to 1947 then returned the shoe factory till 1950.
He was elected Cumberland Co. Sheriff in 1950-1954 was elected
Cumberland Co. Treasurer 1954-1958 Cumberland Co. Sheriff 1958-1962
and Treasurer again from 1962-1966. He joined the First National Bank in
Toledo, Feb. 1, 1965. Has served as a director since 1967 and remained an
advisory director til the time of death. He made president Sept. 18, 1972
and also served on the boards of First Neighborhood Bancshares Inc. The
Greenup National Bank, and Advisory for the First State Bank Newman.

He married Dorsa (Baker) Pfeifer March 31, 1948 Dorsa preceded him in
death Oct. 12, 1997 and a preceded stepson, Jim Pfeifer.

Survivors: sisters, Ruby Holsapple of Toledo, Madge St. John of Toledo
and Lois Letner of Marshall and Jean Dial of Frankfort, IN; son, Joe and
(Patty) Mock of Toledo; stepson, George and (Karen) Pfeifer of Dover,
Fla.; grandsons, Jonathon Hadley Mock of Hickox and Joseph Adam
Mock; step grandchildren, Jim and (Lynn) Pfeifer, Mike Pfeifer, Aaron
Pfeifer and Kim Pfeifer Smith, Brian Holder, Josh and Tracyu McMechan,
Matt Holder; step great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jade McMechan, Tyler
Pfeifer, Nicole and Ashleigh Nation.

Memberships: Toledo Kiwanis 1953; Greenup V.F.W. life member #4598;
Toledo Masonic Lodge #834; Eastern Star Toledo; Red Cross Treasurer;
Neal Foundation Treasurer; member Ansar Shrine Springfield, IL; past
member Cumberland Co. Fair Board; past treasurer Village of Toledo;
member IL Bankers Assoc. past treasurer Toledo Development. He was an
appraiser for many years. Served as power of attorney, executor and
administrator for many people in the community.

Memorials to the Salem United Methodist Church or Cumberland Co. Life
Center.

BEATRICE (BEA) VIOLA PRATHER

CHARLESTON, IL - Beatrice (Bea) Viola Prather, age 85 of Sun City,
Arizona and former long time Charleston resident, passed away on
Saturday, January 26 (2002). Services celebrating her life will be held at
11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15 (2002) with Reverend Ron Bartlow
officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to the Services from 10-11 a.m. Services and
Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive,
Charleston. Following the Services, a private family inurnment will be held
in Roselawn Cemetery.

Bea was born May 23,1916 in Sorento, Illinois the daughter of Lee Roy
and Thelma (Griffiths) May. On October 16, 1943 she married Leonard
Prather in Miami, Florida.

She is survived by three nephews, Bob Prather of Arizona, William May
and his wife Verna of Champaign, Illinois and Fred May of Evansville,
Illinois; and three nieces, Sharon (Prather) Kasey and her husband Lee of
Charleston, Leslie (Prather) Hodgson and her husband Jim of the state of
Kansas and Susie May. She was preceded by her husband Leonard who
passed away in 1978; her parents; and two brothers, Donald May and
Garland May.

Many will remember Bea from her affiliation with Prather the Printer, a
long time family owned business run by her husband Leonard and
brother-in-law Harold Prather. She was active in numerous organizations
and was most generous in giving of her time to projects within the
Charleston community. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist
Church. Bea also was a Military Veteran having served with the Women's
Air Corp.

Bea's family requests that memorial gifts in her honor be made to the
Macular Degeneration Foundation.

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

Feb. 12, 2002

Loy Bourne

NOBLE - Loy G. Bourne, 73, of Noble, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday (Feb.
9, 2002) in Effingham County.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stasi-Grove Funeral Home in
Olney with the Rev. Burton Heleine officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill
Cemetery in Olney. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral
chapel.

He was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Noble, to Edgar and Nellie Montgomery
Bourne. He later married Poola Lampkin in 1946; she died in 1999.

Survivors include a son, Loy Bourne Jr. of Ashmore; and one daughter,
Vicki Conley of Effingham.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Bourne was a farmer and recently retired from W. Richland School
District as transportation director. He was a member of the Grace
Evangelical Church in Olney, the Noble Lions Club and the Richland
County Farm Bureau.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Samaritan's
Purse/Operation Christmas Child or The Gideons.

Russell Coryell

WEST YORK - Russell A. Coryell, 85, of West York, died at 2:45 p.m.
Sunday (Feb. 10, 2002) at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral
Chapel in West Union, with Pastor Don Russell officiating. Burial will be in
the Medsker Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be after 5 p.m.
today and from 7 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral
chapel.

He was born Jan. 26, 1917, in York, to Arden S. and Elsa B. Mooneyham
Coryell. He married Erlene Baker in 1935; she survives.

Other survivors include one sister, Imogene Prust of Hilton Head, S.C.

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

Mr. Coryell retired as a superintendent at Chicago Bridge and Iron. He was
an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Boilermakers Local
363 at Belleville and the West Union American Legion Post 1130.

Memorials may be made to Medsker Cemetery or West Union American
Legion Post 1130.

Olive A. Ferguson

MATTOON - Olive A. Ferguson, 85, of Mattoon, formerly of Johnstown,
died at 11 a.m. Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo.

JESSE FULLER

Jessie Marie Fuller, age 93, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2002, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Brother Gene Fuller
officiating. Burial will follow in the Drummond Cemetery, east of Neoga.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Thursday morning
at the Church. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.

Jessie was born on a farm in Cumberland County on April 30, 1908, a
daughter of David H. and Lelia Bennett Walker. She was preceded in death
by three husbands, Earl Groves, Claud Flynn and Lester Fuller, by her son,
Bernard Leroy "Bud" Groves, and by a half-brother, Foster Eugene
Walker.

Survivors include a half-brother, Joseph E. Walker of Mattoon; a
half-sister, Patricia Walker of Mattoon; daughter-in-law, Sarah Groves of
Mattoon; several cousins and two nieces, Lela Taylor of Mattoon and
Louise Quinn of Moweaqua; and seven nephews.

Mrs. Fuller formerly worked for a lawyer's family in Toledo and was
formerly employed as a nurse's aide for the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in
Mattoon.

Memorial gifts may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Lavisa Kelley

HELPER, UTAH - Lavisa Kibler Kelley, 97, of Helper, Utah, formerly of
Charleston, died at noon Feb. 6, 2002.

The Mitchell-Funeral Home, in Price, Utah, was in charge of the
arrangements.

She was born June 30, 1904, a daughter of Charles and Isabel Kibler. She
married John Kelley in 1925; he died in 1963.

Survivors include two sons, Don and Bob Kelley; one sister, Evelyn Helton
of Charleston; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Mrs. Kelley was a school teacher in Utah for many years.

Kathryn Linder

SULLIVAN - Kathryn E. Linder, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Sullivan,
died on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 9:45 p.m. in the Heritage Manor in
Springfield.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, visitation will be one hour before
service time. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials:
First Church of God, or to the Christian Fellowship Church of God,
Sullivan.

She was born on September 22, 1912, in Sullivan, the daughter of Charles
R. Nighswander and Etta Shaw. She was a retired nurse's aid with the
Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan. She was a member of the Christian
Fellowship Church of God, Sullivan, Order of Eastern Star Crystal Chapter
#39, Sullivan, active in the Republican Party. She married Carl S. Linder
on December 9, 1933, in Mattoon, and he preceded her in death on
November 23, 1969.

She is survived by her sons; Gary I. Linder of Decatur, Carl Leon Linder
of Springfield, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 1 brother, 3 sisters.

Marie Malcom

EUREKA - Marie M. Malcom, 92, of Eureka, formerly of Charleston, died
at 5:20 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 10, 2002) at Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka.

Burial will be at a later date in Charleston. The Mason-White Funeral
Home in Washington is in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 19, 1909, in Charleston, a daughter of Lindsey
Edward and Catherine Margaret Hacker Barnes. She married Lesel Edgar
Malcom in 1925; he died in 1994.

Survivors include two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter.

Mrs. Malcom retired, after 46 years of service, from the Brown Shoe Co.
in Charleston. She and her husband operated a farm for more than 40 years
in the Charleston area. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary
1592 of Charleston and Horseshoe Bend Square Dance Club.

Stanley Wayne McLin

INDIANAPOLIS - Stanely Wayne McLin, died at 4:14 a.m. Feb. 6, 2002
at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

He was born July 1, 1958, in Indianapolis, the son of Loren and Mary
(Bolin) McLin of Indianapolis, formerly of the Mattoon area.

Stanley was an electrician until 10 years ago when he was disabled with
M.S.

He is survived by his parents; his son, Nicholas McLin; a brother, Steven;
an aunt, Dorothy Jackson of Etna and several cousins.

The funeral was Feb. 9, 2002 at Conkle Funeral Home, Lynhurst Chapel
with the Rev. George Schoonmaker officiating. His entombment was in
Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

John Mock

TOLEDO - John H. "Bill" Mock, 83, of Toledo, died Monday (Feb. 11,
2002) at South Florida Hospital in Plant City, Fla.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo.

Russell Moran

EFFINGHAM - Russell L. Moran, 64, of Effingham, died at 1:10 a.m.
Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist
Church in Stewardson. Burial will be private in the Stewardson Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. The Brummerstedt Funeral Home in
Stewardson is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 6, 1937, a son of Martin and Velma Huffmaster Moran.
He married Patricia Storm in 1965; she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Donald Tucker of Mattoon, Marty
Moran of Newton and Eric Moran of Stewardson; one sister, Eileen Tanner
of Stewardson; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Moran was a retired farmer who drove a school bus for the
Stewardson-Strasburg school district for 15 years and delivered flowers for
K&M Florist and Burklands Florist in Effingham. He served in the U.S.
Army and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Stewardson.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Stewardson or
Centenary Methodist Church of Effingham.

H. Raymond Snodgrass

TOLEDO - H. Raymond Snodgrass, 91, of Toledo, died at 7:35 p.m.
Saturday (Feb. 9, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo.

RUTH WILKINS

Ruth A. Wilkins, age 82, of Mattoon, passed away at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday,
February 10, 2002, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday
at the Marshall Avenue Christian Church with the Reverend Barbara Short
officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will
be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Schilling Funeral
Home and one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning at the church.

Ruth was born December 7, 1919, in Hillsboro, a daughter of Benjamin
and Myrtle Brooks Pleasant. She married Waldo E. Moore in 1940. He
passed away in 1963. She married Paul M. (Bob) Wilkins in 1975. He
passed away in Dec. 9, 1988. She was also preceded in death by three
brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her children, Alice E. Etchison of Mattoon, Dennis W.
Moore and wife Hazel of Bedford, Indiana, Fred B. Moore and wife
Barbara of Bloomington, and Waldo E. Moore Jr. and wife Pilar of
Carrollton, Georgia; one brother, Lawrence Pleasant of Libby, Montana;
one sister, Emma Jean Christiansen and husband Phil of Elgin; twelve
grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilkins was co-owner of Waldo Moore Heating and Air Conditioning
and later was a receptionist at Link Clinic for Dr. Raymond Daugherty for
twenty years. She was a member and Elder Emeritus of the Marshall
Avenue Christian Church and volunteered her time with a number of
organizations, including the Mattoon Community Food Center, the
American Red Cross and the R.S.V.P. with the Mattoon Senior Center and
especially enjoyed quilting at the Senior Center and the Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Marshall Avenue Christian Church.

Feb. 11, 2002

Howard Brown

BETHANY - Howard E. Brown, 62, of rural Bethany, died in his home at
4:40 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2002.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the McMullin-Young
Funeral Home, Bethany, visitation will be 1 hour before service time. Burial
will be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials:
Donor's Choice.

He was born on August 14, 1989 in Urbana Township, Ohio, the son of
Howard Carroll and Gladys Lanter Brown. He was retired from Caterpillar.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Windsor Gun
Club. He married Lila L. Scott on October 26, 1957, in Booneville, MS.

He is survived by his mother; Gladys Brown of Paris, sons; Douglas H.
Brown of Sullivan, Gregory D. Brown of Bethany, their mother Lila Brown
of Springfield, grandchildren; Clinton Brown, Tasha Brown, Bill Brown,
step-grandchildren; Matthew and Angela Flood, brother; Jack Brown of
Oakley, sisters; Judith Brown of Henerson, Nevada, Joyce Eldridge of
Paris.

He was preceded in death by his father and 1 son.

Flora Dillier

CASEY - Flora L. Dillier, 93, of Casey, died at 2:55 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 9,
2002) at Birchwood Nursing Home in Casey.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Greenwell Funeral Home in
Martinsville with the Rev. Mike Davis officiating. Burial will be in
Washington Street Cemetery in Casey. Visitation will be one hour prior to
service time Monday at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 9, 1908 in Cumberland County, a daughter of Frank
and Lena J. Poe Dillier.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

Ms. Dillier retired from Ettlebrick Shoe Company and was a member of the
East Side Church of Christ in Casey.

Jessie Fuller

MATTOON - Jessie M. Fuller, 93, of Mattoon died at 7 p.m. Saturday
(Feb. 9, 2002) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Arrangements are pending at the Schilling Funeral Home.

ETHEL HUTSON

CHARLESTON - Ethel Hutson, 91, of Charleston, passed away at 3:28
p.m. Friday, February 8, 2002 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

A graveside funeral honoring her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday,
February 11, 2002 at Mound Cemetery with Reverend John McArthur
officiating. There will be no visitation.

Ethel was born November 28, 1910 at Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of
Thomas and Addie Bryant Watson. She married Ernest Hutson in 1928.
Survivors include her grandchildren: Cheryl Martin and husband Dale of
Pryor, OK; Cindy Wilder of Charleston, and Jeff Towles and wife Millie of
Charleston. Six great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, as
well as two sisters: Malvia Finney of Muncie, TN and Frances Waltrip of
Charleston, and a special friend, Carol Kemp, also survive. She was
preceded into heaven by her parents, husband, daughter: Phyllis Towles,
six brothers, and two sisters.

Ethel retired from Brown Shoe Company where she had worked as a
tracer. She was a member of Central Christian Church of Charleston.

Assisting the family with arrangements: Harper-Swickard.

Sarah Joy Jones

Sarah Joy Jones 16 of Windsor has gone home to be with her Lord and
Saviour on February 8, 2002.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Storm Auditorium
in Windsor with Rev L.K. Hucker officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00
a.m. until servicetime at the auditorium. Burial will be in Oak Grove
Cemetery, Moultrie Co., IL. Arrangements are by Lovins-Lockart Funeral
Home, Windsor.

She was born August 18,1985 in Coles Co. the daughter of Kenneth A. and
Marilyn Sue Goetz Jones.

Sarah is part of the family of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mattoon.
She was a member of the Nazarene Youth International. She was an honor
student in the Sophomore Class at Windsor High School, member of the
high school band, enjoyed the piano and was active in school and church
activities.

Surviving are her parents Ken and Marilyn; sister Christine Hope Jones at
home; grandparents Anthony Jones of Harlington, TX, William and Nellie
Stevens of Decatur and Lyle Goetz of Bethany; great-grandparents Treva
McKinney of Decatur, Zelma Goetz of Arthur and Pansy White of
Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Charlene Jones.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene youth group
or the Windsor High School.

Charles K. Neff

MATTOON - Charles K. Neff, age 86, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:00
a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002, at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at
the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating.
Interment with military rites by V.F.W. Post 4325 will be in Bethel
Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon to service time Tuesday.

Charles K. Neff was born February 24, 1915 in Coles County, Illinois, a
son of Charles and Mary Gilbert Neff. He married Doris L Leitch February
2, 1940 at St. Charles, Missouri, she preceded him in death August 29,
1997. He is survived by his children, Gen. Jerry L. Neff and wife Judy of
Bradenton, Florida, Timothy L. Neff and wife Beth of Danville, Kentucky
and Mariann Rappe and husband Marty of Mattoon. Eight grandchildren
and eleven great grandchildren also survive. Two sisters, Mildred "Dot"
Rand and Inez Sidenstricker preceded him in death.

Mr. Neff was a member of the First Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and Moose Lodge, all of Mattoon. He was a former member of the
Mattoon Lions Club. Charles served in the United States Navy during
World War II and was a retired custodian for Community Unit School
District #2. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist
Church.

Leona Marie Tirey

Leona Marie Tirey, 86, of Shelbyville, died at 9:32 a.m. Saturday,
February 9, 2002 in her residence.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Lutheran Church,
Strasburg with Rev. Michael Mohr officiating. Visitation from 6:00-8:00
p.m. Monday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Burial will be
in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Shumway. Memorials may be given to the
Alzheimer's Association or Donor's Choice.

Mrs. Tirey was born on November 24, 1915 in Mode, the daughter of
Charles H. and Ida Caroline Laue Appelt. She farmed with her husband
and raised produce and eggs to sell to area stores. She loved to garden,
cook, play pinochle with her neighbors and travel. She was a member of
Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg and a former member of the
Stewardson Day Unit of Shelby County Home Extension. She married
Merle R. Tirey on December 16, 1935 in Decatur. He died on April 11,
1985.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan K. McWhorter of Shelbyville;
sister-in-law, Zelma Appelt of Shumway; three grandsons, Kelly
McWhorter of Neoga, Kenneth McWhorter of Effingham and Kevin
McWhorter of Mode; one granddaughter, Kori Sparling of Neoga; 13 great
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merle; son-in-law,
Clinton "Curly" McWhorter; and brother, Kenneth Appelt.

Larry Wright

GREENUP - Larry O. "Casey" Wright, age 63, of Greenup, passed away
at 3 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 10, 2002) at his residence.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Markwell & Son
Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev. Danny Harper officiating. Burial with
military rites will be in Plainfield Cemetery in Rose Hill, IL. Visitation will
be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Larry was born Sept. 19, 1938 in Casey, a son of O. Samuel and Arminda
Elizabeth (Sowers) Wright. He married Sandra Scott in 1961. He later
married Karen Aita Gray in 1988. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Charles Lawrence Wright and his wife Dawn
of Elkhart, Ind. and Michael David Wright and his wife Laura of Casey;
one daughter, Deborah Shawn Wright of Mishawaka, Ind.; his mother,
Elizabeth "Betty" Carlen Whitling of Casey; two step-sons, Melvin Gray
and his wife Amy of Hazel Dell and Stephen Gray of Greenup; six sisters,
Neva June Wright and her husband Bill of Ellettsville, Ind., Rebecca White
and her husband Bob of Greenup, Vicki Zink and her husband John, Launa
Ettelbrick and her husband Joe and Lisa Adams and her husband Charles,
all of Casey and Lennie Blythe and her husband Jeff of Sullivan, Ind.; three
grandchildren, Charles James Wright, Daniel Todd Wright and Randy Lee
Losher; and 13 nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and great-nephews and
one great-great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Jeannie Winchester and
two nephews.

Lieutenant Colonel Larry O. Wright, a resident of Cumberland County,
southwest of Hazel Dell, Colonel Wright had been the chief of wing plans
for the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing at Richards-Gebaur, an Air Force
Reserve base in south Kansas City, Mo. The 442nd TFW flew the A-10
Thunderbolt II, the first aircraft in the Air Force inventory designed
specifically for close support of ground forces.

Rated a command pilot, Wright had more that 4,000 flying hours in military
aircraft, including more that 400 combat missions in Vietnam.

A 1956 graduate of Casey Community Unit High School, he entered the Air
Force two years later and received his commission and an aeronautical
rating of navigator through the Aviation Cadet Program in 1959. The
following year Colonel Wright graduated from Electronic Warfare School at
Kessler AFB, Miss., with an aeronautical rating of Electronic Warfare
Officer.

His early assignments included time in RB-66c, C-47 and B-47 aircraft in
various missions around the world.

Colonel Wright entered Undergraduate Pilot Training in 1966, followed by
qualification training in F-4 and A-37 aircraft. After training, he was
assigned to Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam.

In 22 months in Vietnam, the colonel accumulated 456 combat flying in
410 combat missions in the A-37, becoming the only fighter/attack pilot to
exceed 400 missions without sustaining combat damage.

The colonel completed his active duty service at Sheppard AFB, Texas,
flying C-54 aircraft.

In 1971, Colonel Wright transferred to the Air Force Reserve and
assignment with the 45th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 434th Tactical Fighter
Wing, Grissom AFB, Ind. He served in various positions at Grissom,
including mission commander, flight commander, squadron operations
officer, and wing assistant deputy commander for operations. While
assigned to the unit, Colonel Wright also completed active duty tours in
Honduras, Panama and El Salvador and became qualified in the A-10.

He was transferred to the 442nd TFW in 1985 and also served another tour
in El Salvador that year.

Decorations and service awards earned by Colonel Wright included the
Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with 13 Oak Leaf
Clusters, Air Force commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air
Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal with two Oak Leaf
Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Air
Force Outstanding Unit Award, Vietnam Service Medal with four stars,
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Republic of
Vietnam Campaign Medal. Colonel Wright retired from the U.S. Air Force
after 30 years of service.


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