WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Barbara Hudson Gann, 62, of West Memphis, Ark.,
formerly of Charleston, died Thursday (May 30, 2002) in Marion, Ark.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Marion First Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Mounds Cemetery. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West
Memphis is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born June 22, 1939, in Carter County, Okla. She married Jesse
Tilford Hudson. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Miller and Ruth Rhyne, both of
Marion, Ark., and Vicki Hudson of Wes Memphis, Ark.; three sons, Jesse
Hudson of Southaven, Miss., Tony Hudson of West Memphis, Ark., and Ray
Thompson of Tonopah, Ariz.; her mother, Ruth Tuck of Fletcher, Okla.; two
sisters, Patricia Barnes of Marion, Ark., and Marge Parson of Fletcher,
Okla.; three brothers, Herbert Tuck of Fletcher, Okla., Ronald Tuck of
Duncan, Okla., and H.W. Tuck Jr. of Lawton, Okla.; and 11 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
She was a waitress at Pancho's Restaurant in West Memphis.
Memorials may be made to Haven Hospice.
SULLIVAN - Floyd S. Punches, 95, of Sullivan, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday
(May 31, 2002) at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.
ARTHUR - Leota Pearl Roberts, 88, of Arthur, died at 1 a.m. Friday
(May 31, 2002) in Arthur Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Shrader Funeral Home in
Arthur with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Burial will be in Arthur
Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
She was born June 1, 1913, in Oakland, a daughter of Earl and Cora
Bell McCullough Lefler. She married Charles "Tilford" Roberts in 1935.
He died in 1995.
Surviving are one son, Gary Roberts of Arthur; one brother, Bob Lefler
of Champaign; two sisters, Katherine Burnett of Villa Grove and Nadine
Judy of Champaign; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Roberts was a clerk at Ead's Store in Arthur and a member of the
Arthur Methodist Church, Ladies' Home Extension and American Legion Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to the Arthur Home.
MATTOON - James R. "Bob" Brown, Sr., 71, of Mattoon, died at 5:10 p.m.
Saturday (June 1, 2002) at his residence.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Kansas. Visitation will be one hour
before service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born July 23, 1930 in Kansas, the son of Arlie and Gladys Kearns
Surviving are two sons, James R. Brown Jr. of Paris and Randy Brown
of Windsor; two sisters, Charlotte Smith of Madison, Ala. and Arlene Babbs
of Westfield; special friend, Betty Jordan; two stepgrandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by one son and two brothers.
Mr. Brown previously worked at Young's Radiator in Mattoon.
Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Doyle Glen Henderson, 76, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
died Friday (May 31, 2002) at his residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Markwell & Son Funeral Home
with the Rev. Rick Emrich officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Dell Cemetery,
with military rites by the Hazel Dell American legion Post 1230. Visitation
will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
He was born April 6, 1926 in Casey, the son of Glen E. and Lavern Kelly
Henderson. He married LaDona Fitch in 1949; she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Wright of Christiansburg,
Va. and Nina Hopwood of Zionsville, Ind.; two brothers, Lowell Henderson
of Casey and Raymond Henderson of North Highland, Calif.; two sisters,
Loretta Ballard of Mattoon and Darlene Hochmuth of Virden; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Henderson was a retired postal superintendent of Lawrence Post
Office Branch in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a Army veteran of World War
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Casey
VFW Post 5762.
Josephine E. Lovins Doehring
Josephine E. Lovins Doehring 83 of Windsor died at 11:49 a.m. Saturday
(June 1, 2002) in the Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Lovins-Lockart
Funeral Home, Windsor with Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Visitation
will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery.
She was born July 5, 1918 in Windsor the daughter of Chancy and Eleanor
Rose Mahan. She married Hubert Lovins in 1934 and he preceded her in death
in 1954. She then married Clarence Doehring and he preceded her in death
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor and the Windsor
Women's Club. Surviving are son Dennis Lovins and wife Debi of Springfield;
daughters Linda Normile and husband Dale of Windsor and JoAnn Lovins of
Creve Coeur, Mo.; step-son Don Doehring and wife Linda of Windsor; step-daughters
Virginia Vogel and husband Dale of Neoga and Sharlene Bell and husband
James of Boulder City, Nev.; grandchildren Scot and Nicole Schnure of Kirkwood,
Mo., Jill and Sam Francis of Teutopolis, Todd and Laurie Normile of Mattoon,
Toni Rinehart of Windsor and Joni and Darrell Goddard of Ft. Orange, Fla.;
six step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one sister and
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Edwin Cassell Paris, age 79, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:05 a.m. on
Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday
at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Eugene Black officiating.
Burial will follow in the Branchside Cemetery at Gays. Visitation will
be held from Noon until service time on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral
Edwin was born July 14, 1922, in Coastville, Indiana, the son of Wilbur
Forrest and Lena Este Ellett Paris. He married Marguerite Irene Hopper
on August 14, 1943. She passed away March 22, 1997. He was also preceded
in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his children, Mary Jane Caldwell and husband Jim
of Mattoon, Susan Gaines and husband Louis of Watseka and James C. Paris
of Mattoon; one brother, Harold Paris and wife Ivy of Belmont, New York;
one sister, Wilda Anderson of Greenup; four grandchildren, Randy CaIdwell
and wife Katie of Windsor, Jeffrey Caldwell of Orlando, Florida, Nicole
Gaines of Watseka and Paige Paris of Mattoon; two great-grandchildren,
Rebecca Caldwell and Ryan Caldwell, both of Windsor; and two step grandchildren,
Chris Gaines of Villa Grove and Angela Poole of Rockford.
Mr. Paris retired as a supervisor from Blaw-Knox Construction Equipment
Manufacturing after nineteen years of service. He was formerly employed
with Garwood Industries. Edwin was a member of the former Gays Methodist
Church and later attended the Gays Christian Church.
Memorial gifts may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.
Floyd S. Punches
Floyd S. Punches, 95, of Sullivan died 7:30 a.m. Friday (May 31, 2002)
in his residence.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Reed Funeral Home,
Sullivan with the Rev. Lyle Goss officiating. Visitation will be one hour
before services. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials
are suggested to the Sullivan First Church of God or to the donor's choice.
Floyd was born October 9, 1906 in Sullivan the son of George W. and
Minnie Blackwell Punches. He had been a shipping clerk for Brown Shoe Company,
a member of Sullivan First Church of God, and was a member of the Illinois
National Guard from 1924 to 1928. He married Marie Kinney on March 12,
1927 in Sullivan and she preceded him in death on November 29, 2001.
Surviving are his sons, Jack Punches and Roger Punches; both of Sullivan;
four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, one
granddaughter and grandson, Capt. Jack Punches, Jr., Ret. who was killed
in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Clarence H. Stutzman
Clarence H. Stutzman, 87, of Sullivan, died 11:20 a.m. Saturday (June
1,2002) in his residence.
Services will be 9:00 a.m. Tuesday in his residence. Visitation will
be at the residence after 1:00 p.m. Sunday until service time. Burial will
be in Otto Cemetery, Arthur. Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Clarence was born December 18, 1914 in Arthur the son of Elmer E. and
Sally Briskey Stutzman. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Old
Order Amish Faith. He married Elizabeth Gingerich on September 14,1939
in Sullivan and she preceded him in death on January 19, 1968.
Surviving are his sons; Marvin Stutzman and his wife Sarah of Sullivan,
John Stutzman and his wife Evelyn of Arthur; daughters, Magdalena Stuzman
and Carol Stutzman both of Sullivan, Anna Marie Herschberger and husband
Eli and Lucy Schrock and her husband David, all of Arthur; brother, Henry
Stutzman of Arthur, one step brother, two step sisters, 11 grandchildren,
28 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 44 step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Maryann Stutzman;
brother Melvin, sister Elizabeth Schrock, a great granddaughter, 5 step
brothers and one step sister.
MARSHALL - Dalton Paul Fowler, infant, was stillborn at 8:32 a.m. Saturday
(May 25, 2002) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.
A private family service was conducted at the Casey Cumberland Cemetery.
The Markwell and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was stillborn May 25, 2002, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Christopher
Paul Fowler and Teresa Delores Miller.
Survivors include two brothers, McQuaid Fowler and Dillon Miller, both
of Marshall; two sisters, Mikayla and Sabrina Fowler both of Marshall;
grandparents, Donald and Roxanne Fowler and Treva Miller, all of Marshall
and Paul Miller of Oblong.
IRVINE, Calif. - Elizabeth Jane Keene, 77, of Irvine, Calif., formerly
of Mattoon, died Tuesday (May 28, 2002) at Irvine Regional Hospital in
A memorial service will be conducted today at St. Thomas Moore Catholic
Church in Irvine, Calif. Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery,
She was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Fort Smith, Ark., a daughter of Mark
and Rose McAndrew. She married Joseph P. Keene in 1952; he died in 1991.
Survivors include four sons, Patrick Keene of Jackson, Calif., Timothy
and Matthew Keene, both of Irvine, Calif., and Andrew Keene of Fox Lake;
two sisters, Hannah Robert of Austin, Texas, and Rosemary Moore of Jerseyville;
and five grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister.
Mrs. Keene was a homemaker.
LOMA LINDA, Calif. - Margie Elizabeth Pickens, 85, of Loma Linda, Calif.,
formerly of Mattoon and Neoga, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at a Loma Linda
Hospital in California.
Arrowhead Aftercare of Highland, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 8, 1917, in Neoga, the daughter of Orville and Lillian
Heaton. She married William Edward Heath in 1936; he died in 1993. She
married Bill Pickens in 1972; he survives.
Other survivors include one son, William Heath Jr. of Mattoon; a daughter,
Kenna Alice Martin of Mentor, Calif.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and special friend, Virginia Doty of Mattoon.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Mrs. Pickens was a homemaker and member of the Christian Church.
BETHANY - Hester P. Queen, 95, of Bethany, died at 2:20 p.m. Sunday
(June 2, 2002) in the Decatur Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Bethany. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born April 26, 1907, the daughter of Fred and Grace Robertson
Williams. She married George W. Queen in 1931; he died in 1982.
Survivors include daughters, Ilene Osborn of Decatur and Joyce Williams
of Cerro Gordo; sister, Mylbra Troyer of Sarasota, Fla.; nine grandchildren;
and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, three sisters, and grandson.
Mrs. Queen was a member of the First Christian Church of Bethany, and
the Bethany Moultrie County Home Extension.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Bethany.
DECATUR - Guy Edward Standerfer, 84, of Decatur, formerly of Sullivan,
died at 2:55 a.m. Monday (June 3, 2002) in Manor Care Nursing Home, Decatur.
A private family graveside service will be conducted at the Oak Grove
Cemetery, Bethany. No visitation. The McMullin-Young Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
He was born July 7, 1917, in Sullivan, the son of Levi and Lavina Darst
Survivors include a son, Harley Standerfer of St. Louis; daughters,
Ruth Wallace of Decatur, Vina Jean Gaiter of Frankfort, Mo., Pat Nelson
of Waukegan, Laura Rodrigues of Victoria, Texas, Carlene Johnson of Wisconsin;
17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, one sister and one brother.
Mr. Standerfer was a veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict.
Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Church of God, Decatur.
CHARLESTON - Janice Bess, 59, of Charleston, formerly of Effingham,
died at 10:51 p.m. Monday (June 3, 2002) at Prairie View Care Center.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mound Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the Caudill-King Funeral
She was born July 4, 1942, a daughter of Claude and Ruth Fraley.
Other survivors include one son, Jeremy Bess; and one brother, Marvin
Mrs. Bess was a secretary.
MODE - Darrell D. Switzer, 79, of Mode died at 8:20 p.m. Monday (June
3, 2002) at Effingham Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church
in Stewardson with the Rev. Robert S. Davis officiating. Burial with military
rites will be in the Stewardson Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Wednesday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
He was born July 18, 1922, in Mode, the son of Don D. and Amanda E.
Survivors include brothers, Doyle Switzer of Kansas and Nohl Switzer
of Shelbyville; sisters, Donna Steineman of Stewardson and Sue Jakubowski
of Clinton Township, Mich.
Mr. Switzer was a former manager and part owner of Stewardson Builders
Supply, retiring after 40 years. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran
Church, Lions Club, and American Legion Post 611, all of Stewardson, and
the VFW Post 4829 of Shelbyville. He was an Air Force veteran of WW II.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or donor's choice.
SULLIVAN - Effie E. Morris, 96, of Sullivan, passed away at 6:40 a.m.
Tuesday (June 4, 2002) in Eastview Terrace Nursing Home, Sullivan.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Reed Funeral Home,
Sullivan, with Pastor Dave Dolan officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m.
Thursday. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials
are suggested to the First Christian Church of Bethany, New Life Tabernacle
Church of Sullivan or Eastview Terrace Nursing Home, Sullivan.
Mrs. Morris was born September 27, 1905, in Orange County, Paoli, Indiana
the daughter of Orville and Mary Ellen Underwood Lashbrook. She married
William D. Morris on October 30, 1924 and he preceded her in death on December
Mrs. Morris became a member of the Ames Chapel Methodist Church at
Abbeydale, Indiana as a teenager. Later in life she was a member of the
First Christian Church in Bethany, and attended the New Life Tabernacle
Church, Sullivan. Mrs. Morris was an avid reader and loved poetry and could
still recite many poems from her childhood. She retired from Brown Shoe
Company of Sullivan.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Margaret Dolan and her husband Stanley
of Sullivan, Emma Louise Primmer and her husband Robert of Findlay, Jeanette
Cochran and her husband Leon of New Bern, North Carolina, Genell Keown
of Anderson, IN; son, William J. Morris and his wife Erna of Colorado Springs,
Colorado; brother, Clifford Lashbrook of Petersburg, IN; grandchildren,
David (Debra) Dolan of Sullivan, Daniel (Coral) Dolan of Herrick, Robert
Dolan of Houston, Texas, Marc (Sara) Primmer of Moweaqua, Patty (Randy)
Evans of Indianapolis, IN., Scott (Martha) Primmer of Cerro Gordo, Susan
(Danny) Boehm of Shelbyville, Allen (Linda) Primmer of Bethany, William
K. Morris of Texas, Sonja Morris of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Peggy Cochran
of Broadalbin, New York, Julie Cochran of Westport, Connecticut, Tim (Donna)
Keown of Downers Grove, Kimberly Keown of Archbald, Pennsylvania and Christopher
Keown of Noblesville, IN. She also leaves 26 great-grandchildren and one
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
WEST UNION - Mildred E. Bumpus, 95, of rural West Union, formerly of
Coles County, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday (June 4, 2002) at Burnside Nursing
Home in Marshall.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel
in West Union, with Pastor Doug Elmore officiating. Burial will be in Walnut
Prairie Cemetery, northeast of West Union. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral
She was born Sept. 2, 1906, in Coles County, a daughter of Ed and Minnie
Mohlenhoff Niemeyer. She married Neal Bumpus in 1930; he survives.
Other survivors include one son, Richard Bumpus of rural West Union;
three daughters, Dorothea Wernz of rural West Union, Kathryn Walsh of Dallas,
Texas, and Jean Buckner of Farmersburg, Ind.; one sister, Marion Young
of Mattoon; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, one grandchild, one brother and
Mrs. Bumpus was a homemaker. She was a member of the Brick United Methodist
Church, the Brick Home Extension Unit and served as a 4-H leader for several
Memorials may be made to the Walnut Prairie Cemetery.
LOAMI - Joyce Dubes, 75, of Loami, formerly of Mattoon, died at 5:30
p.m. Tuesday (June 4, 2002) at Lyncrest Manor in Auburn.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Delaney Funeral
Home in New Berlin, with the Rev. Donald Peck officiating. Burial will
be in Sulpher Springs in Loami. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at
the funeral home.
She was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Tower Hill, the daughter of Ray F.
and Delores James Guinnee. She married Donald B. Dubes Sr. in 1948; he
Other survivors include a son, Donald B. Dubes Jr. of Loami; and one
Mrs. Dubes had worked at Hayes Freight Lines in Mattoon and Horace
Mann Insurance Company in Springfield. She was a member of the Loami United
Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Lilla Chapter 337, American Legion
Post 743 Auxiliary of New Berlin and the Illinois Association of Home and
Memorials may be made to the Loami United Methodist Church of Loami
ARTHUR - Lyla H. Cookson Mateer, 88, of Arthur, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday
(June 5, 2002) at the Arthur Home.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Arthur Cemetery
with Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. No visitation. Shrader Funeral Home
is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Dickens, Iowa, a daughter of William
and Margaret Capstick Beams. She married Virgil Cookson in 1932. She later
married Clarence Mateer in 1962; he died in 1978.
Survivors include three sons, William Cookson of Tacoma, Wash., Kenneth
Cookson of Tucson, Ariz., and Edward Dean Cookson of Arthur; one stepson,
Chuck Mateer of Atwood; one brother, William Beams of Spencer, Iowa; three
sisters, Maxine Guston of Royal, Iowa, Lily Forest of Golden, Colo., Elaine
Spears of Spencer, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one grandchild.
Mrs. Mateer retired from Progress Industries as a seamstress in the
casket division in 1979. She was a member of the Arthur United Methodist
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American
CHARLESTON Loretta J. Moore, 69, of Charleston, died at 1:10
a.m. Wednesday (June 5, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mrs. Mary L. Sheehan, 59, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly
of Sigel, Ill., died at 3 p.m. Tuesday June 4, 2002, at Methodist North
Hospital, Memphis Tenn.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday June 8, 2002 at St. Michael, The
Archangel Church in Sigel, with Father Robert DeGrand of Sigel and Sr.
Pat Thies of Neoga, Ill., officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery
in Sigel. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday June 7, 2002, with
a wake service at 7:00 p.m. at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.
She was born September 26, 1942 in Shelby County, Illinois the daughter
of Carl and Elizabeth Gerbel Kaufman. She married Albert Stodden in 1964.
She later married Sam M. Sheehan in June 22, 1985 in Sigel, Ill.
Survivors include her husband, Sam M. Sheehan of Memphis, Tenn.; sons,
Joe Stodden and wife Linda of Sigel, Ill., Warren Stodden and wife Denise
of Bartlett, Tenn., Stan Stodden and wife Deni of Memphis, Tenn.; brothers,
Raymond Kaufman and wife Marge of Sigel, Ill., Louis Kaufman and wife Maxine
of Stewardson, Ill. and Donald Kaufman of Sigel, Ill.; sisters, Dorothy
Kinkelaar and husband Norman of Effingham, Ill., and Carolyn Hackman and
husband Joe of Shumway, Ill.; nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley Vogt.
Mrs. Sheehan was a former cook for 23 years at the Trailways Restaurant
in Effingham, she also cooked for 6 years in Memphis and was a cook in
the Memphis City School. She was a member of the Church of the Ascension
in Memphis, Tenn., a former member of St. Michael, the Archangel Church,
in Sigel, and the Extension Ladies Guild in Memphis, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to the donors choice.
HAMMOND, Ind. - Florence A. Anderson, 79, of Hammond, Ind., formerly
of West York, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday (June 5, 2002) at Community Hospital
in Munster, Ind.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel
in West Union. Burial will be in Bradbury Cemetery, east of West York.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday.
She was born March 31, 1923, in East Chicago, Ind., the daughter of
Joseph and Catherine Gallas Zandy. She was married to Dee Anderson for
52 years; he died in 2000.
Survivors include: one son, Robert Farnsworth of Las Vegas, Nev., and
several relatives, including a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, from
the Terre Haute and West Union area.
She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
Mrs. Anderson had worked as an accountant for U.S. Steel, Hammond Valve,
Standard Oil, IDC Services of Chicago and the State of Illinois.
She also was a sign language interpreter at the Woodmar United Methodist
Church for many years.
CHAMPAIGN - George Delgado, 77, of Champaign, formerly of the Charleston
area, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday (June 5, 2002) at his residence in Champaign.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Taber Funeral Home,
Oakland. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A graveside service with military rites will be 2 p.m. Monday at Camp Butler
National Cemetery in Springfield. The military rites will be performed
by the Interveterans Group of Sangamon County.
He was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Berkeley, Calif., the son of Lewis and
Amanda Pena Delgado. He married Marclynn K. Lutz in 1968; she survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Peoples and Christina
Fourman, both of Champaign; two brothers, Tony Delgado of San Leondro,
Calif., and Martin Delgado of Fremont, Calif.; one sister, Helen Cunico
of LaHabra, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Delgado retired from the Army after 20 years. He was a chef at
many area restaurants and fraternity houses in the Champaign-Urbana area.
Memorials may be made to Operation Snowball, Champaign.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - Jerry Thomas Rudman, 75, of Brookhaven, Miss.,
died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at King's Daughter's Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Saint Francis Catholic Church
in Mississippi. Burial will be in Riverwood Memorial Park. Visitation will
be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Brookhaven Funeral Home with a 7:30
p.m. wake prayer service.
He was born May 8, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Jerry and Valasta Rudman.
Survivors include his wife, Iris Coker Rudman; sons, Jerry Rudman of
New Hope, Pa., Jon Rudman of Ramstein, Germany, and Joel Rudman of Niceville,
Fla.; daughters, Judy Rudman of Brookhaven, Suzanne Brooks of Georgetown,
Texas; one sister, Shirley Glenn of Mattoon; and seven grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister.
Mr. Rudman served as controller of Johnston Lawn Mower Corporation
in Brookhaven. He opened an independent accounting practice in 1962, became
the director of Brookhaven Country Club, president of the Industrial Development
Foundation of the Chamber of Commerce, a Brookhaven school board member
for 10 years, member of the Brookhaven Noon Lions Club and St. Francis
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, Inc.,
or St. Francis Catholic Church, Brookhaven, Miss.
DECATUR - Robert Dean Taylor, 79, of Decatur, formerly of Arthur, died
at 3:54 p.m. Thursday (June 6, 2002) at Lincoln Manor in Decatur. Arrangements
are incomplete at Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur.
Loretta "Jean" Moore
CHARLESTON - Loretta "Jean" Moore, 69, of Charleston, passed away at
1:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services honoring her life will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Monty Walters
officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 10:00 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.
Loretta was born April 27, 1933, in Edgar County, daughter of Dale
and Ethel DeVall Glidewell. Survivors include four sons: John Moore and
Dan Moore of Charleston, Steve Moore and wife Sandy of Marana, Arizona
and Mike Moore and wife Deb of Villa Grove, Illinois. Two brothers, Bob
Glidewell and wife Charlotte of Georgetown, IL, Donnie Glidewell and wife
Ruth of Mattoon, and one sister: Shirley Swanson of Galesburg, Illinois;
special friend, Brenda Carroll. Nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren
also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband,
Albert Moore, and her life long friend: John "Bud" Nixon.
Loretta retired in 1987 from Eastern Illinois University, where she
had been a food service worker for more than thirty years.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Lois "Josie" Slifer
SULLIVAN - Lois Josephine "Josie" Slifer, 98, of Sullivan, died at
2:05 a.m. Thursday (June 6, 2002), in her home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, in the
McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, with the Rev. Dr. David Leslie officiating.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Cochran
Cemetery, in rural Windsor. Memorials: First Christian Church, Sullivan,
or to the Ash Grove Christian Church, Windsor, donor's choice.
She was born on October 15, 1903 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma Territory,
the daughter of Tom and Elizabeth Hardy Tice. She was a member of the First
Christian Church, Sullivan, Order of Eastern Star Crystal Chapter #39,
past member of the Moultrie County Home Extension, W.C.T.U., and the Bell
Hopper Missionary Society. She married Clem E. Slifer on October 6, 1920.
He preceded her in death in 1971.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Darrel (Mildred) Davis of Sullivan;
8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Vail and infant Dorothy
Jean; 3 brothers, & 3 sisters.
E. Vivian Sullivan
SULLIVAN - E. Vivian Sullivan, 87, of Sullivan, died at 1:00 a.m.,
Thursday, June 6, 2002, in her home.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002 in the McMullin-Young
Funeral Home, Sullivan, with the Rev. Dr. David Leslie officiating. Visitation
will be 1 hour before service time. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery,
Sullivan. Memorials: Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, First Christian
Church, Sullivan, or to the Lincoln Land Hospice.
She was born on April 8, 1915, in Pittsburgh, IL, the daughter of Morton
Calloway and Ada Mae Hayes Scheretz. She was a member of the First Christian
Church, Sullivan, Naomi Circle at the First Christian Church, Sullivan,
Order of the Easter Star Crystal Chapter #39, Sullivan. She married Homer
E. Sullivan, on August 31, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo., he preceded her in
death on December 25, 1995.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Thomas and husband Jim of Sullivan,
Sharon Wiley and husband Jim of Bloomington; brother, Robert Scheretz of
Rockford; sister, Gaynelle Jacobs of Herrin; grandchildren, Nichole Atchison
of Sullivan, Michael Thomas of Woodstock, IL; 3 great-grandchildren; she
is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 1 brother.