Friday, June 30, 2000
ARTHUR - Hazel O. Arganbright, 85, of Arthur died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday,
(June 29, 2000) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Vine Street Christian Church,
Arthur, with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 6
to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial will be
in the Arthur Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Edwardsville, a daughter of Titus O.
and Etta O. Johnstone Williams. She married Clarence E. Arganbright in
1935; he died in 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ruth Ann) Lowder of Arthur
and Mrs. Beryl (Shirley) Edwards of Decatur; five grandchildren; and nine
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Arganbright was a homemaker and a member of the Vine Street Christian
Church, the Mariorretta Rebekah Lodge No. 347, both of Arthur and the PSI
IOTA XI Sorority.
Memorials may be made to the Vine Street Christian Church.
GREENUP - William O. "Bill" Pollard, 89, of Greenup, formerly of Buffalo,
Mo., died at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday, (June 28, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bishop
Funeral Home in Greenup, with Pastor Richard G. Pollard and Pastor Brooke
Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Janesville Cemetery, Janesville.
He was born Nov. 10, 1910, in Norton, Kan., the son of George and Nora
Severience Hendrix Pollard. He married Jean Poulter in 1962; she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard G. Pollard of Tucson, Ariz., and
Thomas L. Pollard of Houston; two brothers, Perry Pollard of Sioux Falls,
S.D., and Richard Pollard of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth VanAchren
of Omaha, Neb., and Mary Ester Pollard of Gering, Neb.; nine grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, one brother, two sisters and one
Mr. Pollard was the administrator for the Loveland County Hospital
and had retired in 1975. He was a member of the Branch Seventh Adventist
in Tunas, Mo.
Joseph Reber Jr.
SHELBYVILLE - Joseph Reber Jr., 79, of Shelbyville, died at 5:40 a.m.
Thursday (June 29, 2000) at his residence.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral
Home, Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will
be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery, near Shelbyville.
He was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Shelbyville, the son of Joseph Sr. and
Susie Eigsti Reber. He married Alberta M. Huffmaster in 1942; she survives.
Also surviving are one son, Ricky D. Reber of Shelbyville; two daughters,
Donna Jo Showalter of Illiopolis and Cheryl Grove of Blue Mound; four sisters,
Anna Zoss of Roanoke, Lydia Hostetler of Shelbyville, Katie Ulrich of Metamora
and Alice Swift of Normal; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Reber owned and operated Reber Welding Service in Shelbyville since
1960. He was a member of Calvary Mennonite Church, Washington and attended
Mt. Hermon Amish Mennonite Church, Shelbyville. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II.
Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or American Cancer Society.
GILLESPIE - John L. Vlasich, 90, of Gillespie, died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday
(June 28, 2000) at Heritage Manor in Litchfield.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kravanya Funeral Home
in Gillespie, with the Rev. James Dona and Art Roemer officiating. Burial
will be in the Gillespie City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m.
today at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 27, 1909, in Mt. Olive, the son of Mike and Yella
Stiscak Vlasich. He first married Evelyn Cagna. He married Virginia Jones
Dona in 1955; she died in 1991.
Surviving are two sons, John Vlasich of Springfield, Mo., and Michael
Vlasich of Troy; two stepsons, John Dona of Gillespie and James Dona of
Windsor; two brothers, Hank Vlasich of Gillespie and Nicholas Vlasich of
Santa Maria, Calif.; one sister, Ann Waigausky of Gillespie; nine grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Vlasich was a retired coal miner.
Memorials may be made to the Macoupin County Hospice, the First Christian
Church of Gillespie or to the Benld Nutrition Center.
Thursday, June 29, 2000
YALE - Kenneth D. Barton, 65, of Yale, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday (June
27, 2000) at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Markwell and Son Funeral
Home, Casey, with the Rev. David Monroe officiating. Burial will be in
Yale Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born March 29, 1935, in Ionia, Mich., the son of Leon Earl and
Frieda Ann Koshan Barton. He married Katheryn Pilkington; she preceded
him in death. He married Carylene L. Swope in 1981; she survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Kenneth E. Barton of Paducah, Ky., Michael
J. Barton of Urbana and Timothy J. Barton of Casey; eight daughters, Jan
Lee Cousino of Coldwater, Mich., Annette S. Patton, Ann Marie Paul, Mabel
Kemper and Gladys Lawhorn, all of Casey, and Tina Marie, Marianna F. and
Kimberly K. Barton all of Mich.; two sisters, Thelma Moon of Midland, Mich.,
and Velma; 23 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter and one grandson.
Mr. Barton was self employed.
FINDLAY - Mike W. Carroll, 48, of Findlay, died at 12 a.m. Wednesday
(June 28, 2000) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home,
Shelbyville. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, near Findlay. Visitation
will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 25, 1952, in Shelbyville, the son of Billy W. and
Betty Lou Baucom Carroll. He married Diane L. White in 1982; she survives.
Also surviving are one son, Josh Carroll at home; two daughters, Mrs.
Forrest (April) Sanders of Mattoon and Mrs. Oscar (Carla) Doty of Findlay;
his parents of Findlay; three brothers, John Carroll of Allenville, and
Jim and Billy Carroll both of Findlay; two sisters, Vicky Carroll of Taylorville
and Becky Hubbard of Shelbyville; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and grandparents.
Mr. Carroll worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 21 years. He was
a member of Lodge No. 41 Railroad Brotherhood of Maintenance Way and the
Findlay United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Findlay United
ARCOLA - Harley A. Edwards, 84, of Arcola died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edwards Funeral Home.
CHARLESTON - Mary E. Ellington, 97, of Charleston died at 11:50 a.m.
Monday (June 26, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. July 9 at the Wesley United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Dale Beck officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be the same day at the church. The Harper-Swickard Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Jan. 31, 1903, in Roberts, a daughter of Samuel and Amelia
Zahn Ebert. She married Edgar B. Ellington; he died in 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Speer of Charleston; one brother,
Rueben Ebert of Florida; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Ellington retired in 1968 as school teacher. She had taught in
Mattoon and later in LaGrange Park. She was a member of the Wesley United
Methodist Church, a life member of the Eastern Star at LaGrange Park and
the American Association of University Women, a member of the Charleston
Women's Club and Prime Time Coles County Retired Teachers Association.
Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church hand bell
fund or to the church building fund.
CHARLESTON - Everett A. Fritz, 88, of Charleston died at 3 p.m. Wednesday
(June 28, 2000) at Hilltop Convalescent Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home
in Charleston. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the
He was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Coles County, a son of Emmett and Mary
E. Hatten Fritz. He married Lorraine Richards in 1932; she died in 1990.
Surviving are one daughter, Lelia Adair of Charleston; one sister,
Hazel Stewart of Charleston; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Fritz was retired from Brown Shoe Co.
SULLIVAN - Dorothy M. Hahn, 95, of Sullivan, died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday
(June 28, 2000) in East View Terrace of Sullivan.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete at Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.
YALE - Glen C. Hampsten, 76, of Yale, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (June
27, 2000) at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup.
Burial with military rites will be in Yale Cemetery. Visitation will be
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Yale, the son of John and Dessie (Martin)
Hampsten. He married Jeanne Pumphrey in 1946; she survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Glenda Fritschle of Yale, Darlene
LeMar of Lemont and Joyce Clayton of Charleston; one sister, Blanche Hall
of Yale; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Hampsten retired as Grandville Township Road Commissioner after
38 years and was a farmer. He was a Marine veteran of World War II.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and Cummins United
CHARLESTON - William Oscar Level, 88, of Champaign died at 6:15 p.m.
Monday (June 26, 2000) at Carle Arbour Nursing Center, Savoy.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Markwell Funeral Chapel
in Westfield, with the Rev. Roger Ross officiating. Burial will be in the
Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral chapel in Westfield.
WESTFIELD - William Russell McBride, 71, of Westfield, died at 1:04
p.m. Tuesday, (June 27, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. today at the Markwell Funeral Home, Casey,
with the Rev. Gene Southard officiating. Burial will be in the Casey Cumberland
Cemetery. Visitation will be until noon today at the funeral home.
He was born April 18, 1929, in Oakland, the son of Charles "Mac" and
Gladys M. Taylor McBride. He married Juanita Grissom in 1966; she survives.
Also surviving are four sons, William Charles "Bill" McBride of Little
Rock, Ark., Chris Eugene McBride of Lenior City, Tenn., Jerry Paul of Casey
and Bobby Paul of Westfield; two daughters, Georgia Ann Hardy of Casey
and Peggy McDermott of Herod; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and one grandchild.
Mr. McBride was a retired carpenter. He was a former leader of the
Casey Boy Scout Troop No. 84.
MATTOON - Sheila JoAnn Piercefield, 53, of Mattoon, died at 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at the SunBridge Care Rehabilitation Center.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Smyser Cemetery with
the Rev. Jamie Havens officiating. Visitation will be held from noon until
1:30 p.m. Friday at the Schilling Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Mattoon, a daughter of Jesse and Audrey
Surviving are three sons, Robert H. Hamilton Jr. of Mattoon, Rick H.
Hamilton of Sullivan and Eric R. DeGroot of Hickory, N.C.; her mother,
Audrey Wilken of Clarmont, N.C.; two brothers, Bill Gross of Danvers and
George Gross of Mattoon; two sisters, Paula J. Spencer of Rhodhiss, N.C.,
Judy P. Dobbs of Mattoon; three stepbrothers, Kevin Wilken and David and
Scott Wilken, both of Centralia; two stepsisters, Lisa Metcalf of Centralia,
Dorothy Harvey of Mattoon; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She had been employed as a CNA for several different nursing homes.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the
charity of donors choice.
GREENUP - William O. "Bill" Pollard, 89, of Greenup, formerly of Buffalo,
Mo., died at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.
Frances Irene (Irby) Shirley
STRASBURG - Frances Irene (Irby) Shirley, 49, of Strasburg died at
12:45 p.m. Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at her residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Harper-Swickard Chapel with
the Rev. Jack Turner officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery north
of Kansas. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral
Frances was born March 12, 1951, in Charleston, IL. The daughter of
Rose Veach of Strasburg, IL. and the late Robert S. Irby.
She married Leonard Shirley May 29, 1999.
She leaves her husband Leonard Shirley of Strasburg, IL. Her Mother
Rose Veach of Strasburg, IL; 3 Sons, James E. Veach of Strasburg, IL, Chad
D. Veach - Wife Amanda of Strasburg, IL, Robert G. Veach - Dear Friend
Lynette Dargis of Strasburg, IL; 2 Grandsons - Dylan Flick of Windsor,
IL and Blake Bolin of Mattoon, IL; 4 Grand daughters Kayla Veach of Peoria,
IL, Alissa Veach of Strasburg, IL, Tia Hilderbrand of Charleston, IL, Kira
Veach, Strasburg, IL; 4 Brothers George A. Nash - wife Bobby of Humboldt,
IL, Jim R. Nash & wife Shirley of Decatur, IL, Bill D. Nash - of Gainsboro,
Tn., Robert McCauley - address unknown; 2 Sisters, Lawana Winsett of Nashville,
Tn., Samantha Irby of Charleston, IL; 1 Stepdaughter Shelly Bolin, Mattoon,
IL; 1 Stepson Gene Shirley of Ashmore, IL; Several Nieces & Nephews
and very dear friends Earlene Lackey of Mattoon, IL Melody Rickleman of
Mattoon, IL & Toby and Billy Brant of Charleston, IL.
Sisters Florence (Sue) Lewis, Father Robert Irby Stepmother Mary Irby,
Stepfather James (Toady) Veach Grandparents Ella & Miller Livingston
Belle Campbell & Frank Irby Preceded Her in Death.
She was a member of the V.F.W. Womens Aux. Post 1595 of Charleston,
IL. She worked at Trailmobile, Blaw Knox; Drove a Semi Coast to Coast and
was an In Home Care C.N.A. Nurse. She loved Hunting, Fishing, Camping,
Singing and playing her guitar. But most of all she loved her Husband,
Family and Friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She has
requested no flowers, She would rather anyone Donate to the Cancer facility
where she stayed During Treatments in her memory. Hope Lodge, 1795 W. 86th
St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46260.