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Berghoff

GREENVILLE - The Rev. Fred H. Berghoff, 79, Greenville, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Greenville. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville, and one hour before services in the church. Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Greenville. Memorials: Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Mount Gilead Church.

Buckler

TAYLORVILLE - Katherine F. Buckler, 92, Taylorville, Merle Norman Studio owner/ operator, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Memorials: St. Vincent Hospital Hospice Program or Christian County Senior Citizens.

Member: First Baptist Church, Taylorville. Survivors: daughters, Phyllis High and Bonnie Bruns, both of Taylorville; son, Robert Buckler, Wytheville, Va.; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded by: husband, William Howard, one daughter and three brothers.

Lohrenz

LINCOLN - Marion G. Lohrenz, 82, Lincoln, retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co., died Thursday (March 21, 2002).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: Union Cemetery, Lincoln, with military rites. Memorials: Memorial Medical Center Foundation-Hospice, Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln or American Legion Building Fund.

Cowger

MOUNT ZION - Betty Ruth Cowger, 79, of Sullivan, formerly of Mount Zion, died 6:20 a.m. Thursday (March 21, 2002) in the Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday in IOOF Masonic Cemetery, Benton. Memorials: Mount Zion Presbyterian Church or Illinois Masonic Home.

Mrs. Cowger was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Centralia, the daughter of James Roy and Vida Mundy Copple. She was a member of Mount Zion Presbyterian Church and formerly a member of First Baptist Church in Centralia. She married Virgel M. Cowger May 24, 1941.

Surviving are her husband; son, Michael J. Cowger and wife Linda of Decatur; daughter, Laura R. Miller and husband James of Riverton; grandchildren, Julie Driscoll, Sheri Cordell, Amanda Cowger, Joshua Miller and Joseph Miller; brother, Robert Copple of Dallas, Texas.

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

Darling

GREENUP - Garnett V. Darling, 91, Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Greenup, homemaker, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Jewett Cemetery. Memorials: donor's choice.

Gatewood

BEECHER CITY - V. Ray Gatewood, 80, Beecher City, retired truck driver, died Thursday (March 21, 2002).

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Beecher City. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Springhill Cemetery, Beecher City, with military rites. Memorials: Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, or Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.

World War II Army veteran. Member: Brownstown Christian Church and VFW Post 9770, Brownstown. Survivors: wife, Oretha; sons, Herb, Effingham; Steve, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Shelby Randall and Linda Gatewood, both of Beecher City; brothers, Leo, St. Elmo; Charles, Rosamond; Jesse Lyle, Camden, Ariz.; sisters, Lou Edwards, Edinburg; Jean and June, both of Tonopah, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Green

HERRICK - Mildred L. Green, 78, Herrick, died Thursday (March 21, 2002). Arrangements incomplete: Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Cowden.

Helm

BROWNSTOWN - Betty Jean Helm, 58, Brownstown, Confidence Medical Associates office manager, died Thursday (March 21, 2002).

Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Burial: Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: husband, Roger; son, Kevin, Brownstown; daughters, Brenda Duff, Ramsey; Vickey Hefley, Palm Bay, Fla.; Mary Koch, Hillsboro; Rhonda Steiner, Mulberry Grove; brother, Don Grisham, Ash Grove, Mo.; sister, Jeannette Huddleston, Edwardsville; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, one son, one daughter and one sister.

Maxheimer

MOUNT PULASKI - Estella Maxheimer, 89, Mount Pulaski, beauty shop operator, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: donor's choice.

Hettinger-Lindelof

TUSCOLA - Erin Ann Hettinger-Lindelof, 22, of Tuscola died 5:49 p.m. Wednesday (March 20, 2002) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuscola, with Father Allen Kemme officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with 4 p.m. vigil service. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Fund.

Erin was born April 1, 1979, in Urbana, the daughter of Larry J. and Debra B. Vandeventer Hettinger. She was a homemaker and member of Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola. She was a 1997 graduate of Tuscola Community High School. She married Matthew Dean Lindelof Feb. 17, 2001, in Tuscola.

Surviving are her husband; parents of Tuscola; sisters, Amy Hettinger and Lesley Hettinger, both of Tuscola; grandparents, Les and Minnie Vandeventer of Camargo; Frances Hettinger of Effingham; in-laws, James and Linda Lindelof of Gibson City.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Lewis Hettinger.

Holeman

LOUISVILLE - Ethel Ilene Holeman, 80, Louisville, homemaker, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Neal Funeral Home, Louisville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Toliver Cemetery, Louisville. Memorials: Louisville Baptist Church.

Hout

OLNEY - Peggy Jo Hout, 66, Olney, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Crest Haven Cemetery, Claremont. Memorials: First Christian Church, Noble.

Hurtte

TAYLORVILLE - Lester Alvus Hurtte, 86, Taylorville, retired from Peabody Coal, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.

Laible

CHARLESTON - Kenneth Russell Laible, 38, Charleston, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Private family services at a later date. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Adams Funeral Chapel, Charleston. Memorials: Lung Transplant Endowment Fund at Barnes Jewish Hospital or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Wheeler

CLINTON - Jessie Mae Wheeler, 79, of Clinton died 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (March 20, 2002) in Maple Ridge Nursing Home, Lincoln.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Weldon Spring's Foundation.

Mrs. Wheeler was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Clinton, the daughter of Jesse Oran and Cloa Mae Burr Allen. She retired from Revere Copper & Brass Co., after 35 years of service. She was a member of ABWA and worked on Mr. Lincoln's Square in Clinton, helping maintain the landscaping. She enjoyed gardening, baking, quilting and sharing her interests with friends. She married Ora Samuel Wheeler Sept. 21, 1941, in Palmyra. He passed away Dec. 14, 1991.

Surviving are her daughters, Melody (Jim Friesland) Rich of Lincoln; Linda Sue (Richard) Moore of Tacoma, Wash.; grandchildren, Deborah Camasta of Channahon; Wendi Raye Rich of Lincoln; Carla Moore and Bryon Wayne Moore, both of Tacoma; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Steve Wheeler; and one brother.

The family is truly appreciative of the fine care she has been given.

Luzbetak

SULLIVAN - Steve Luzbetak, 86, Sullivan, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. No visitation. Arrangements by: McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Meinhart

WHEELER - Marie A. Meinhart, 82, Wheeler, St. Joseph Church rectory employee, died Tuesday (March 19, 2002).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Island Grove. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with 6:30 p.m. parish wake service and 7:30 p.m. rosary. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Island Grove.

Member: St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women. Survivors: sons, Gary and Rick, both of Wheeler; John, Newton; daughters, Mary Hardiek, Teutopolis; Kay Ochs, Newton; Shirley Jansen, Mason; Sandy Miller, Montrose; Martha Vogt, Neoga; brother, Leonard Cohorst, Island Grove; 33 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents; husband, Earl J.; one brother and four sisters.

Warner

MONTICELLO - Emma Drawhon Warner, 92, Monticello, retired secretary, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Monticello Township Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Memorials: Steppe-Inn Nutrition Center or Faith in Action.

Member: Christian Science Church of Urbana. Survivors: daughter, Virginia Rogers, Monticello; sister, Mildred Pickens, Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Delmar Flora, Forsyth; four grandchildren. Preceded by: parents; husbands, Wade Drawhon and Nathaniel Warner; and one brother.

Waterstreet

LINCOLN - Gertrude M. Waterstreet, 94, Lincoln, retired teacher, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002).

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Holland & Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials: St. John United Church of Christ, Lincoln.

Beals

CHARLESTON - Richard E. "Dick" Beals, 58, Charleston, formerly of Greenup and Trilla, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001). Affiliated with Free Methodist Church, Neoga. Survivors: stepmother, Lela Beals, Greenup; brothers, H. Fred, Greenup; Gary, Toledo; Jerry Baugh, Friend, Neb.; stepbrothers, Don Barnes, Greenup; Terry Barnes, Watson; sisters, Sue Nichols, Neoga; Marlene Vincent, Toledo. Preceded by: parents.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Free Methodist Church, Neoga. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, and one hour before services in the church. Burial: Beals Cemetery, Trilla. Memorials: Free Methodist Church or to the family.

Justice

STONINGTON - George Franklin Justice Sr., 88, Stonington, retired farmer, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001).

Graveside services: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Old Stonington Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville.

Partenheimer

NEWMAN - Russell "Gene" Partenheimer, 77, of Newman died 5:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001) in Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Joines Funeral Home, Newman, with visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Newman Cemetery. Memorials: Brocton American Legion Post 977.

Mr. Partenheimer was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Covington, Ind., the son of Karl and Mary Bodine Partenheimer. He farmed in the Newman community for 30 years and was a lifetime member of Brocton American Legion Post 977 and the Oakland VFW. He managed the American Legion for 20 years. He graduated from Longview High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving for 3 1/2 years with 1 1/2 of those in the Pacific Theatre. He was recalled for the Korean War, serving for six months. He married Anna May Beatty Sept. 30, 1946, in Immaculate Conception Church, Bongard.

Surviving are his wife; sons, Philip, Joseph, James and David Partenheimer, all of Newman; daughters, Linda Pangburn of Camargo; Sue Biddle of Newman; brother, Elvin Partenheimer of McHenry; sisters, Ruth Chowanec of San Antonio, Texas; Norma Roger of Uniontown, Ohio; Hilda White of Champaign; Lelabelle Reifsteck of Urbana; Marianna Bosch of Longview; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

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

Vogel

TUSCOLA - Skylor Vogel, 1, Tuscola, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Brandt

BEECHER CITY - Evelyn B. Brandt, 81, Beecher City, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Beecher City.

Hartrick

BEMENT - Glen D. Hartrick, 82, Bloomington, formerly of Bement, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001).

Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday, Bement Township Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, Bement. Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Seibert

ASSUMPTION - Dorothy Eileen Seibert, 77, of Assumption died 12:35 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) in St. Vincent Memorials Hospital, Taylorville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption, with Shawn Lindsay officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Assumption. Memorials: Assumption Christian Church.

Dorothy was born March 8, 1924, in Assumption, the daughter of Cecil and Lela Ketchum Nicol. She was a member of Assumption Christian Church. She married Louis J. Seibert Nov. 28, 1948, in Taylorville. He preceded her in death May 26, 1984.

Surviving are her sons, Steven and wife Roberta of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dale and wife Debra of Pana; grandchildren, Shawn, David, Brian and Tyler Seibert; sister, Alveda Dunn of Assumption; sister-in-law, Jean Nicol of Assumption.

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

Cox

ARCOLA - Elaine Eleanora Cox, 85, Arcola, Olan Mills photographer, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001). Member: VFW Auxiliary of Arcola and Sparta United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Richard Hagan, Arcola; daughter, Ruth Ann DeAngelo, Benton; stepdaughter, Pat McFadyen Thompson, Houston, Texas; stepson, Bob Cox, Tampa, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, husband, Lowell, and one stepson.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Caldonia Cemetery, Sparta.

Kurtz

FLORA - Letha Kurtz, 84, Fulton, Mo., formerly of Flora, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora.

Laur

EFFINGHAM - Helen Isabelle Crader Laur, 80, Effingham, homemaker, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001).

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the church. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Effingham. Arrangements by: Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Memorials: Centenary United Methodist Church Foundation Fund.

Mallekoote

LINCOLN - Nola Faye Mallekoote, 50, Lincoln, Lincoln Developmental Center technician, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001).

Memorial services: 2 p.m. Friday, Church of the Nazarene, Lincoln. Visitation: following services. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: to the family.

MacLean

FINDLAY - Diana MacLean, 52, Findlay, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.

Stone

PALESTINE - Lois Ann Stone, 58, Palestine, Fair-Rite Products employee, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, South Union United Methodist Church, Flat Rock. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine, and one hour before services in the church. Burial: Tohill Cemetery, Flat Rock. Memorials: Crawford County Relay for Life or Crawford County Humane Society.

Tedrick

CASEY - Jim Tedrick, 90, of Casey died 9:50 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) in Heartland Manor, Casey.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Markwell & Son Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Casey-Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, with military rites conducted by Casey VFW 5762.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, 307 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61820.

Mr. Tedrick was born Sept. 24, 1911, in Vandalia, the son of John W. and Sarah Mamie Freeze Tedrick. He was a retired U.S. history teacher working five years in Catlin and 10 years in Casey. He was also a coach and the Clark County superintendent of schools for 20 years. He was a World War II Navy veteran and member of First Christian Church, Casey, Casey Country Club and Clark County Retired Teacher's Association. He married Eugenia Winifred "Tibby" Barker June 4, 1937, in St. Charles, Mo.

Surviving are his wife; daughters, Sharon Rue and husband Ron of Casey; Nancy Cummins of Lake Zurich; sister, Audrey Hoffman of Vandalia; daughter-in-law, Anne Tedrick of Lancaster, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Lee Tedrick; son-in-law, Lynn Cummins; brothers, Clifford and Harold Tedrick; and sisters, Fern Ogelsby and Gladys Miller.

Tutwiler

CHARLESTON - George Tutwiler, 70, Charleston, Union Local 171 laborer, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001).

Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday, Mound Cemetery, Charleston, with military rites. Visitation: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, Charleston.

Baker

DECATUR - Emily Jane Baker, 51, Pearcy, Ark., formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday (March 28, 2001). Survivors: parents, Everett and Virginia Baker, Pearcy; brothers, Ron Baker, Oregon, Ill.; Marty Baker, Pearcy; sisters, Franciel Myers, Hot Springs, Ark.; Marklynne Morris, Waynes ville, N.C.

No services. Arrangements by: Atkinson Funeral Home, Malvern, Ark.

Broderick

DECATUR - Catherine Broderick, 90, Decatur, formerly of Chicago, retired from Edgewater Hospital, died Tuesday (March 27, 2001).

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, St. James Catholic Church. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Evanston. Arrangements by: J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials: St. Mary's Adult Day Care Center.

Clifford

DECATUR - Maxine Lucille Clifford, 88, Decatur, died Tuesday (March 27, 2001).

Mass of the Resurrection and visitation was Thursday. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday, Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements by: J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials: St. Thomas Church.

DuPont

DECATUR - Carl Eugene DuPont, 65, of Decatur died 4:40 a.m. Friday (March 23, 2001) in Manor Care Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in North Fork Cemetery. Memorials: Wesley United Methodist Church.

Mr. Dupont was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Springfield, the son of Martin and Eva Black DuPont. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He formerly owned and operated DuPont's Lakeview Market and was retired from Mueller Co. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1953. He married Mildred Jacobs Aug. 5, 1956.

Surviving are his wife Millie; children, Terry DuPont, Cynthia DuPont and Bradley DuPont and wife Leah; grandchildren, Kari, Trevor, Ashley, Lindsay, Tyler, Dalton and Shelby; two great-grandchildren; stepfather, Paul Fink of Springfield; half brothers, Vincent Zapkus of Carlsbad, N.M.; Ivan Fink and Noel Fink, both of Springfield; half sister, Carolyn Harper of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Mr. DuPont's family wishes to thank the staff of Manor Care for all the wonderful care given to their loved one.

England

DECATUR - Louise England, 83, of Mishawaka, Ind., died 11 p.m. March 21, 2001, in St. Joseph's Regional Hospital, Mishawaka.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Homes, Girard, with visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Memorials: Girard Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.

Mrs. England was born July 9, 1917, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Walter and Kate McLain. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She married Edward McGown in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1957. She married Herbert D. England Feb. 8, 1959. He preceded her in death Jan. 19, 2000.

Surviving are her daughters, Sherry Branham of Mishawaka; Becky Gauble of Decatur; grandchildren, Teresa Rector and Kevin Branham, both of Mishawaka; Shani Goss of Decatur; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands and brother, Charles McLain.

Lawrence

DECATUR - Carl E. "Gene" Lawrence, 74, of Decatur died 7:25 p.m. Tuesday (March 27, 2001) in his home.

Graveside services will be noon Saturday in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. A memorial concert to celebrate the life of Carl Lawrence will be presented at Grace United Methodist Church following the burial at 2:30 p.m. Abram Lawrence, grandson, and Peter and Mary Miller will perform with the Revs. Bill Pruitt and Annie Tremble presiding. Memorials: Millikin University Carl and Lois Scholarship Fund or Grace United Methodist Foundation.

Mr. Lawrence was born June 23, 1926, in Warrensburg, the son of John and Cora Lawrence. He attended Grace United Methodist Church. He was a veteran serving his country as a sergeant in World War II and 1st lieutenant in the Korean War. He was a graduate of Millikin University with a bachelor of science in engineering administration degree and was awarded the Millikin Alumni Merit and Loyalty awards. He also attended Harvard University and the Federal Executive Institute. He was a regional chief postal inspector of the central region, U.S. postal polygraph operator and assistant to the postmaster general. As assistant to the postmaster general, he was a postal adviser to Germany and Saudi Arabia. After retirement, he was employed by the Agency for International Development, U.S. State Department. He served as an advisor in the areas of budget and finance to the Minister of Public Works in Belize, Central America. He married Lois Lawrence Aug. 20, 1957.

Surviving are grandchildren, Abram Lawrence of Decatur; Adam Lawrence of Downers Grove; Una Mara Lawrence of Steger; brother, Clifford E. Lawrence and wife Erma Lorene of Decatur.

He was preceded in death by his son, Greg, Oct. 5, 2000, parents and one brother.

Carl extended his love and encouragement to his wife and many young people as they pursued careers in music, setting a good example for all he knew.

Cummins

DECATUR - Mary E. Cummins, 85, Decatur, formerly of Beecher City, died Wednesday (March 28, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo.

Ray

DECATUR - Bruce W. Ray, 89, Coloma, Mich., formerly of Decatur, died 8:50 a.m. Wednesday (March 28, 2001) in Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph, Mich.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in United Methodist Church of Hartford with Pastor Ron Hansen officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials: Sister Lakes Lions Club, 66991 95th Ave., Dowagiac, MI 49047.

Mr. Ray was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Decatur. He moved from Chicago to Sister Lakes in 1975 and then moved to Coloma in 1996. He retired as an assistant advertising manager of Pyle National in Chicago. He was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Dowagiac and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hartford. From 1985-1986, he was president of Sister Lakes Lions Club. He married Velma Wells April 6, 1933, in Taylorville. She preceded him in death June 20, 1980.

Surviving are his daughter, Carolyn Ann Prosek of Coloma; son, Ronald (Virginia) Ray of West Covina, Calif.; sister, Josephine Parker of Decatur; brother, Dale (Jesse) Ray of Decatur; many nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded by his parents; brother, Earl Ray; and sister, Mildred McDaniel.

Schniederjan

DECATUR - David D. "Snatch" Schniederjan, 50, Macon, employee of Nabisco, died Tuesday (March 27, 2001).

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dawson & Wikoff Colonial Chapel North. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Mount Gilead Cemetery with military rites. Memorials: his daughter's scholarship fund in care of Peoples Bank of Macon.

Shoemaker

DECATUR - John Wayne "Jack" Shoemaker, 79, of Decatur died 12:35 p.m. Tuesday (March 27, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital.

Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick Catholic Church with visitation one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery. J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Patrick Catholic Church Renovation Fund.

Jack was born June 11, 1921, in Decatur, the son of Francis Donald and Edith Anstett Shoemaker. He worked as a salesman for several years and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church as well as St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was also past president of Ambucs and member of the Elks. He married Mary Kathryn Grace Dec. 26, 1950.

Surviving are his wife; sons, Mark Shoemaker and wife Janet of Bloomington; Mike Shoemaker of Bloomington; daughters, Joanie Merrill and husband Keith of Decatur; Jill Shoemaker of Decatur; sister, Mary Hill and husband Edward of Benton; granddaughters, Meghan Shoemaker and Elizabeth Merrill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don; and sister, Martha O'Heren.

Woodrum

DECATUR - Charles E. Woodrum, 89, Decatur, died Tuesday (March 27, 2001).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday. Burial: Harristown Cemetery. Memorials: Harristown Christian Church or Fair Havens Christian Home.

Carlson

NEWTON - Beatrice L. Carlson, 93, Newton, retired city employee of Berkeley, Mich., died Friday (March 2, 2001).

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Corbin Funeral Home, Corbin, Ky. Visitation was Monday. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Riverside Cemetery, Newton.

Garza

MATTOON - Joaquin A. Garza, 39, Mattoon, formerly of Mexico, died Sunday (March 4, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon.

Lee

TAYLORVILLE - Theodus B. Lee, 92, Taylorville, retired from St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, died Monday (March 5, 2001). Member: Grace Baptist Church, Taylorville. Survivors: son, Roy, Flora; daughters, Barbara Van Hooser, Stafford, Va.; Patricia Farlow, Taylorville; Bonnie Sunderland, Stonington; brothers, Bill Beard and Burnis "Dutch" Beard, both of Taylorville; sister, Jessie Lee, Taylorville; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, husband, Lawrence, one son, two daughters, three brothers and one sister.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville.

Carroll

ILLIOPOLIS - Russell Carroll, 75, of Illiopolis passed away Friday (March 2, 2001) in Fort Myers, Fla.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Illiopolis United Methodist Church with the Revs. John Best and Joe Patterson officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Illiopolis. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, with military rites. Memorials: Illiopolis United Methodist Church or Illiopolis Athletic Association.

Russell was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Oconee, the son of Carmen and Iola Fern Craig Carroll. He was a retired area supervisor for DeKalb Agricultural Research in Illiopolis, with 24 years of service. He was a veteran of the Army and Air Force, serving from May 1944 through April 1946. He was a member of Illiopolis United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 508, Masonic Lodge and VFW Post 5038. He married Barbara Allen Nov. 1, 1950, in Fillmore Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife; daughter, Jane Meece and husband Terry of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, John Carroll and wife Debbie of Northbrook; son, Jared Carroll and wife Carol of Talbot, Tenn.; daughter, Jill Lee and husband Paul of Illiopolis; sister, Ruth Handley and husband Clayton of Decatur; brothers, Edward Carroll of Muncie, Ind.; Rex Carroll and wife Janet of Ramsey; Lynn Carroll of Pana; Charles Carroll and wife Erma of Nokomis; sisters, LaWanda Anderson and husband Dean of Nokomis; Mary Ann Carroll and Sandra Gaskin, both of Nokomis; grandchildren, Jack and Tyler Meece and Minde Bryant of Knoxville; Amanda McCellan of Talbot; Joshua and Michael Lee of Illiopolis; Cassandra Carroll of Northbrook; great-grandson, Seth McCellan of Talbot.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Cecil and James Carroll, sister, Imogene Foster, and grandson, Andrew John Carroll.

Davis

TUSCOLA - Delbert M. Davis, 77, of Tuscola died 7:10 a.m. Monday (March 5, 2001) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Memorials: Carle Hospice, 2011 Round Barn Road, Champaign, IL 61821, or donor's choice.

Mr. Davis was born March 20, 1923, in Toledo, the son of Samuel Tilden and Jenny Elizabeth Childers Davis. He was the retired principal of North Ward and South Ward Elementary Schools in Tuscola, where he worked for 28 years, retiring in 1987. He had formerly taught in Litchfield for seven years. He received his bachelor's degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville and received his master's of school administration from University of Illinois. He also did some postgraduate work at University of Illinois. He was a World War II and Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Davis was a member of Tuscola Kiwanis Club and Douglas County Retired Teachers Association. His hobbies included playing and listening to Bluegrass music, fishing, woodworking, furniture refinishing and musical instrument building. He married Maria T. "Tommi" Patacconi Feb. 23, 1946, in Rome, Italy.

Surviving are his wife; son, Roy W. Davis and wife Brenda of Pomona; daughters, Lorraine Best and husband John of Tuscola; Diane Davis-Cuculich and husband Wayne of Whiting, Ind.; grandsons, Frank D. Tarantino of Bloomington; Matthew D. Best of Tuscola; Adam D. Cuculich of Whiting; nephew, Charles Davis of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

Shiels

LAKEWOOD - Kevin Patrick Shiels, 40, of Lakewood died 4:35 p.m. Saturday (March 3, 2001) in his home with all his family at his side.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pana, with Father Robert Spriggs officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Lakewood. McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Living Memorial for Kitchell Park, in care of Keep Pana Beautiful.

Kevin was born Feb. 4, 1961, in Pana, the son of Dr. John A. Shiels and the late Elizabeth Shiels. He graduated from Pana High School in 1979 and the University of Illinois in 1989 with a bachelor of science degree in ornamental horticultural design. He was also a certified arborist. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pana. He married Teresa Christine Dull July 17, 1999.

Surviving are his wife; stepsons, Brandon and Tyler; father; brothers, John K. Shiels, wife Sherry and daughters, Tara and Kelly Anne of Arcola; James M. Shiels, wife Yanetta and children, Cecilie and Chase of Pana; sisters, Teresa A. Scroggins, husband Brad and children, Brent and Rachel of Pana; Tamara E. Meyer, husband Anthony and children, Alexa and Sheldon of Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Deverick

WEST UNION - Olin Joseph "Joe" Deverick Jr., 78, West Union, retired railroad car inspector, died Sunday (March 4, 2001).

Private family graveside services Saturday. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, First Baptist Church, West Union. Arrangements by: Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Landry

MATTOON - Gladys M. Landry, 92, Mattoon, retired from Crawford Shoe Co., died Sunday (March 4, 2001).

Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.until services. Burial: Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon.

Loehr

CASEY - Ray "Tuffy" Loehr, 70, Casey, died Monday (March 5, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Markwell Funeral Home, Casey.

Johnson

ATWOOD - Frances "Frankie" Johnson, 72, of Atwood passed away 6:25 a.m. Monday (March 5, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, with Elder Paul L. Fleener officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mackville Cemetery, Atwood. Memorials: Church of Christ, Hammond.

Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Summer Shade, Ky., the daughter of Jesse James and Ether Mosier Jobe. She retired from Schrock WCI Cabinet Co. in Arthur. She was a member of Church of Christ in Hammond, a volunteer for Atwood Fire Department and had previously been honored as fire person of the year. She married Ike Johnson March 16, 1949, in Bowling Green, Ky.

Surviving are her husband; sons, Dale Johnson of Atwood; Alan Johnson of Tuscola; daughter, Sara and husband Eric Conner of Benton; grandsons, Ben Conner and wife Allison of Lovington; Drew Conner of Benton; great-grandson, Anthony Conner of Lovington.

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

Michl

WILLOW HILL - Naomi Alene Michl, 67, Willow Hill, homemaker, died Sunday (March 4, 2001).

Prayer service: 9 a.m. Thursday, Crain Funeral Home, Newton, with 10 a.m. rosary. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: St. Valentine Cemetery, Ste. Marie. Memorials: American Heart Association or Diabetes Association.

Pohlmann

MONTICELLO - Kay Pohlmann, 58, Monticello, died Monday (March 5, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello.

Propeck

MANSFIELD - Harold William Propeck, 86, Monticello, formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday (March 1, 2001).

Memorials services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Arrangements by: Calvert-Belangee Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield. Memorials: American Heart Association or Tatman Village, 2000 E. Washington St., Monticello, IL 61856.

Reese

PANA - Roy Reese, 80, Pana, railroad employee, died Saturday (March 3, 2001).

Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Wilton Mortuary, Peoria. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Parkview Cemetery, Peoria.

Richeal

EFFINGHAM - Mabel M. Richeal, 90, Effingham, telephone operator for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Co., died Monday (March 5, 2001).

Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: two hours before services. Private family burial: Janesville Cemetery. Memorials: donor's choice.

Venable

FLORA - Curtis W. Venable, 49, Flora, died Sunday (March 4, 2001).

Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Flora. Visitation: one hour before services. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia. Memorials: to the family.

Young

NEOGA - Forrest Dale Young, 79, Anna, formerly of Neoga, died Sunday (March 4, 2001).

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home, Anna. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Anna Cemetery with military rites. Memorials: donor's choice.

Cole

CHARLESTON - Neal S. Cole, 78, Charleston, founder of Ne-Co Asphalt Co. in Charleston, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2000).

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Charleston. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Caudill-King Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Lerna. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Fogler

TAYLORVILLE - Hazel M. Bruntjen Fogler, 83, Columbus, Ind., formerly of Taylorville, retired teacher, died Monday (Dec. 4, 2000).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Taylorville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.

Miller

NOKOMIS - Geneva LaVonne Miller, 84, of Nokomis died 6:25 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2000) in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Revs. Orville Denton and Michael Jones officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Rockford Cemetery, Clarksburg. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.

Mrs. Miller was born Nov. 15, 1916, in rural Shelbyville, the daughter of Homer Leslie and Cora Anna Tripp Cox. She attended Peter Cartwright Methodist Church in New Berlin. She and her husband had lived on their farm in Audubon Township since 1942. She married William T. Miller May 27, 1933, in Newton. He preceded her in death June 26, 1992.

Surviving are her daughters, Marjorie Stokes and husband Oral of Witt; Betty Burrus and husband Wendal of Pana; W. Jeannie Mays and husband Wiley of Springfield; Julie Helm and husband Bill of New Berlin; brothers, Carl Cox of Arizona; Paul Cox of Pennsylvania; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Mabel Waggoner and Mary Cox; grandson, Edward Waggoner; five brothers and four sisters.

Hays

MATTOON - Mary Jane Hays, 75, Mattoon, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2000).

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon.

Tarrant

TAYLORVILLE - Archibald "Archie" Tarrant, 60, Taylorville, supervisor for Wagner Castings Co., died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2000).

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Memorials: Respiratory Therapy at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital.

Fonner

SULLIVAN - Nancy Ruth Fonner, 69, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Pana, died Friday (Dec. 1, 2000).

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to donor's choice.

Mrs. Fonner was born March 8, 1931, in Sullivan, the daughter of Carroll "Notch" and Mary Ruth Gramblin Walker. She was a homemaker and was known as the neighborhood "Grandma." She married Walter Benton Fonner on Aug. 4, 1950. He preceded her in death July 5, 1986.

Surviving are her son, Patrick W. Fonner and wife Carla L. of Moweaqua; daughters, Ruth Gibson and husband Robert of Sarasota, Fla.; Robyn K. Rimes and husband Jay of St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Howard

OLNEY - Walter K. Howard, 75, Olney, died Monday (Dec. 4, 2000).

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Haven Hill Mausoleum, Olney, with military rites.

Stitgen

XENIA - Vivian D. Stitgen, 77, Xenia, died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2000). Arrangements incomplete: Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora.

Turner

MATTOON - Zachary Wayne Turner, infant son of Wesley O. Turner Jr. and Jessica R. Stone, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Graveside services were held Wednesday in Beals Cemetery, rural Trilla, with the Rev. Jim Dona officiating. Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon, was in charge of arrangements.

Zachary is survived by his parents, Wesley and Jessica of Mattoon; brother, Franklin Michael Stone, Mattoon; two half brothers, Aaron Lee Turner and Cody Allen Turner, both of Charleston; grandparents, Herman Michael Stone Jr. and Rose Stone, Wesley Owen Sr. and Sharon Ann Turner, all of Mattoon; great-grandmothers, Evelyn L. Stone and Leona Turner, both of Mattoon; great-great-grandmother, Rita Pugh of Mattoon.

He was preceded in death by four great-grandfathers.

Sugg

POCAHONTAS - Elsie Sugg, 92, Pocahontas, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2000).

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, May Funeral Home, Pocahontas. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Pocahontas. Memorials: Fair Oaks Nursing Home or Pocahontas Old Ripley Fire Department.

Neff

COWDEN - Helen Neff, 80, Cowden, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2000). Arrangements incomplete: Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Cowden.

Reid

SHELBYVILLE - Paul N. Reid, 92, Shelbyville, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2000). Arrangements incomplete: Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville.

Tueth

SULLIVAN - Helen Elizabeth Meyer Tueth, 93, of Sherman, formerly of Sullivan, died 1:15 p.m. Monday Nov. 20, 2000, in Sherman Villa East.

A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Columcille Catholic Church, Sullivan, with Father John Sohm officiating. Memorials are suggested to St. Columcille Catholic Church. Arrangements are by McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Mrs. Tueth was born March 3, 1907, the daughter of Charles David and Sophie Fleckenstein Meyer. She was a member of St. Columcille Catholic Church. She married James E. Tueth in 1954 in Decatur. He died March 27, 1974.

Surviving are her brother, Arthur Meyer of Lecanto, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

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


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