Miscellaneous Coles County, Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices 2002

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Barbara Gann
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.

Floyd Punches
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.

Leota Roberts
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 home.
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.

James Brown
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 Brown.
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 two stepgreat-grandchildren.
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.

Doyle Henderson
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 II.
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 in 1995.
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 one brother.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

EDWIN PARIS
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 home.
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.

Dalton Fowler
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.

Elizabeth Keene
IRVINE, Calif. - Elizabeth Jane Keene, 77, of Irvine, Calif., formerly of Mattoon, died Tuesday (May 28, 2002) at Irvine Regional Hospital in Irvine, Calif.
A memorial service will be conducted today at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Irvine, Calif. Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
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.

Margie Pickens
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.

Hester Queen
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.

Guy Standerfer
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 Standerfer.
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.

Janice Bess
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 Home.
She was born July 4, 1942, a daughter of Claude and Ruth Fraley.
Other survivors include one son, Jeremy Bess; and one brother, Marvin Fraley.
Mrs. Bess was a secretary.

Darrell Switzer
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. Slifer Switzer.
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.

Effie Morris
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 7, 1947.
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 great-great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Mildred Bumpus
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 home.
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 one sister.
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 years.
Memorials may be made to the Walnut Prairie Cemetery.

Joyce Dubes
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 survives.
Other survivors include a son, Donald B. Dubes Jr. of Loami; and one grandchild.
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 Community Education.
Memorials may be made to the Loami United Methodist Church of Loami Emergency Squad.

Lyla Mateer
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 Church.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Loretta Moore
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.

Mary Sheehan
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.

Florence Anderson
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.

George Delgado
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.

Jerry Rudman
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 Catholic Church. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, Inc., or St. Francis Catholic Church, Brookhaven, Miss.

Robert Taylor
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; 4 great-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.


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