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Nov. 27, 2001
RONNIE BOLEN
Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Bolen, age 51, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2001, at his sister's residence.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with Thomas Culp Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until service time on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.
Ronnie was born October 5, 1950, in Tuscola, a son of Charles Rono and Ruby L. Gast Bolen. He married Kathy A. Powers.
Survivors include one son, Jason B. Bolen of Mattoon; two daughters, Gina A. Bolen and Kimberly A. Colbert and husband Ronald, all of Mattoon; one brother, Harvey L. Bolen and wife Shelly J. of Mattoon; five sisters, Louise Bean and husband Ronnie of rural Neoga, Sandra S. Ohm and husband Robert E. of Mattoon, Sharon K. Newlin and husband Brad W. of Mattoon, Pam J. Culp and husband Thomas L. of rural Charleston, and Cindy M. Utley and husband Joseph C. Jr. of Mattoon; two grandchildren, Hollie M. Colbert and Bryson A. Colbert, both of Mattoon; and sixteen nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Jacob A. Colbert.
Mr. Bolen was a former construction laborer and a former member of the Sons of the American Legion. Ronnie loved to be outdoors and going fishing.
Memorial gifts may be made to the family c/o Schilling Funeral Home.

EARL KENNETH BYARD
ARCOLA, IL - Earl Kenneth Byard, 85, of Arcola, IL passed away at 12:07 a.m. Sunday, November 25, 2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, IL.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2001 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL. Rev. Richard Chamberlain of East Peoria will officiate. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign, IL. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service, conducted by the Urbana Lodge #157 AF & AM, at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at the funeral home.
Earl was born October 3, 1916, in Greensburg, IN. He was a son of Roy and Goldie M. (Sanders) Byard. He married Ruth Winters on June 14, 1933, in Covington, IN.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Byard of Arcola, IL; one son, Kenneth L. Byard and his wife Sonja of Arcola, IL; two daughters, Marliss J. Gregerson and her husband Joseph of Cheney, WA and Phyliss J. Howard of San Diego, CA; one brother, Warren C. Byard and his wife Virginia of Champaign, IL; one sister, Thelma Krabbe and her husband Fred of East Peoria, IL; eight grandchildren, Michael Williams, Debra Sisk, David Williams, Steven Starwalt, Kristin Ryan, Kenneth Byard, Shelley Samuels and Kevin Byard; 16 great-grandchildren.
His parents; one granddaughter, Kristin Marie Williams; and three brothers, preceded him in death.
Earl was affiliated with the Methodist Church.
Earl graduated from Urbana High School in 1934. He was a DeMolay "Dad" for the Order of DeMolay Boys. He was a life member of the Urbana Masonic Lodge #157 AF & AM, Order of the True Kindred. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a 50 year member of the Danville Consistory.
Earl was a Milkman for Urbana Pure Milk Company from 1936-1969. He delivered milk in the Champaign-Urbana area for 32 years and he started out driving a horse and wagon. After he retired he operated Earl's 45 in Arcola for 11 years from 1970-1981. He also repaired radios and televisions in his spare time. He enjoyed fishing as well as traveling and was a Chicago Bear fan and a die hard Cub fan.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Howard Chumbley
CHARLESTON - Howard Edward Chumbley, 70, of Charleston, formerly of Arcola, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26, 2001) at the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola.

DORIS JEAN DOTY
CHARLESTON, IL - Doris Jean Doty, age 70 of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, November 25 (2001) at her rural Charleston home. Services celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 30 with Reverend Dale Beck officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5-7. Services and Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. Interment will be held in Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston.
Doris was born June 13, 1931 in Charleston, Illinois the daughter of John and Dorothy (Shreeves) Snyder. On August 23, 1963 she married Dale T. Doty in Charleston.
Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Snyder of Charleston, three sons, Rex Doty and his wife Sheila and Dean Doty and his wife Carol, all of Charleston and Samuel T. Doty and his wife Wanda of Westminster, California; nine grandchildren, Michael Doty, Christina Doty, Matthew Doty, Rachel Jean Doty and Kendel Ranae Doty, all of Charleston, Angela Doty and Dale T. Doty of Westminster, Sam Hills of Corona, California and Thomas Mellen who is serving with the U.S. Navy; two special adopted grandchildren, Erica East and Nicholas East, both of Charleston; three brothers, Richard "Bud" Snyder and his wife Joan of Tustin, California and Harold Snyder and Charles Snyder, both of Lake Havasu, Arizona; and one sister-in-law, Norman Dean Doty of Green Valley, Arizona. She was preceded by her father; her husband, Dale who passed away on February 19, 1999; one daughter, Dale Lee Drumm; and two brothers, Robert Snyder and Donald Snyder.
Doris was a member of the Coles County Farm Bureau and the Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston where she often served as a Greeter with her granddaughter, Rachel. She enjoyed card games, mowing the family homestead, attending yard sales and flower and vegetable gardening, especially raising sweet corn. Cooking was a favorite, too and she was famous for serving family members and friends her chowder every fall, cooked outside in a large iron kettle. She also served as a Red Cross Volunteer. Prior to assuming an active role in her and Dale#,s farming operation, she was employed at the Charleston Brown Shoe Plant. Of all her interests, none exceeded the love she held for Rex, Dean, Sam and their families.
Doris#, family requests that memorial gifts in her honor be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church of Charleston. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

James Hawkins
WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - James Wilbur Hawkins, 75, of West Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Coles County, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001) at Royal Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute, Ind.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. (Indiana time) Wednesday in Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home with the Rev. Sandy Clark and the Rev. Jerry Clark officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Kansas, with military rites. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Providence Pantry.

Treva Jones
ARCOLA - Treva Viola Jones, 91, of Arcola, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26, 2001) at Hilltop Convalescent Center, Charleston.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery, rural Greenup. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.
She was born May 15, 1910, in Greenup, the daughter of Henry and Rose Rhue Kuhn. She married Myno Jones in 1928; he died in 1990.
Survivors include one daughter, Treva Cobb of Humboldt; one sister, Eva Hurt of Greenup; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker. She was a life member of the O.E.S.

Reva Manning
ELLIOTT - Reva A. Manning, 84, of Elliott, died at 9:13 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26, 2001) at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial will be in Elliott Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born April 13, 1917, in Ezel, Ky., the daughter of Henry Floyd and Maude Elizabeth Ward Roberson. She married Garland Craft in 1934; he died in 1947. She married Carl Manning in 1952; he died in 1983.
Survivors include three sons, Henry Craft of Charleston, Ronnie Craft of Oakland and David Manning of Paris; four daughters, Ann Binion of Pesotum, Bonnie Hunter of Elliott, Jerry Craft of Mattoon and Carolyn Pearcy of Kansas; 21 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Manning was a member of the Embarrass Community Christian Church, Redmon.
Memorials may be made to the Gibson City Area Hospital Annex.

Nov. 26, 2001
Larry Applegate
GREENUP - Larry E. Applegate, 57, of Hazel Dell, died at 7:41 p.m. Friday (Nov. 23, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Barkley Funeral Home with Brother Rick Emrich officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Hazel Dell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 7, 1944, in Champaign, the son of Marion and Virginia Largent Applegate. He married Shirley O'Dell in 1998. She survives.
Also surviving are one step-son, Doug O'Dell of Clay City; one sister, Patricia Grob of Champaign and one step-grandchild.
Mr. Applegate was the owner of A & A Plumbing and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Hazel Dell Church of God, Hazel Dell American Legion Post No. 1230 and Casey Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1545.

BERTHA E. "DUTCH" BEYERS
BERTHA E. "DUTCH" BEYERS, 83, of Tuscola, formerly of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2001 at Douglas Nightingale Manor in Tuscola, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 28,2001 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL. Father Joseph Allen will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at the Edwards Funeral Home 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL.
Bertha was born February 3, 1918 in Assumption, IL. She was a daughter of James and Mary L. (Harrington) Reimer. She married James L. Beyers on November 25,2001 In Arcola. IL. He passed away January 28, 1992.
Survivors include 2 sons: John Beyers and his wife Donna of St. Louis, MO and Vincent "Buddy" Beyers of Charleston, IL; 2 daughters: Barbara Hicks and her husband Harry of Mahomet, IL and Janice Harris and her husband Joey of Tuscola; 2 brothers: James Reimer of Shelbyville and Harold Reimer and his wife Barbara of Mattoon, IL; 3 sisters: Ann Cookson and her husband Don of Mahomet, IL, Louise Spanhook of Mattoon, IL, and Marie Hart of Decatur; 8 Grandchildren: Jolinda Ross and her husband Mike of Tuscola, IL, Tracie Fisher of Urbana, IL Jack Beyers and his wife Ellen of Florissant, MO, Dawn Hale and her husband Darren of Hazelwood, MO, Chris Davis and his wife Brandy of Mattoon, IL, Jeremy Davis and his wife Nelly of Champaign, IL, Lindsey Beyers of Champaign, IL, and Katie Harris of Tuscola, IL; 5 great-grandchildren: Danielle, Ashley and James Ross of Tuscola, IL, Josh Beyers of Florissant, MO, and Kaelan Davis of Champaign, IL.
Her parents, her husband James, 2 sons James and Bill, 2 daughters Martha Ann and an infant, 3 brothers Gerald, Daniel and Donald and 2 sisters Agnes Allen and Frances Archibald preceded her in death.
Bertha was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL. She attended Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola for several years while living in Tuscola, IL. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Keith Brown
PEARL - Keith Bradley "Brad" Brown, 71, of rural Pearl, Friday (Nov. 23, 2001) at Pittsfield Health Care Center.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Greenpond Christian Church with Brother Jerry Edison officiating. Burial will be in Greenpond Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.
He was born May 16, 193, in Milton, the son of Reuben H. and Sadie E. Ruble Brown. He married Geraldine F. Norton in 1951. She died in 2000.
Surviving are one daughter, Marcia Wells of Arcola; one son, Richard Brown of Milton; three brothers, Howard Ray Brown of Roxanna, Earl Dean Brown of Whittier, Calif., and Lewis R. Brown of Pittsfield; three sisters, Ellen Wade of Florence, Eva Mae Roentz of Grafton and Margaret Ehlert of Barry; and four grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and one grandson.
Mr. Brown retired from Moorman Manufacturing Company and was a member of the Greenpond Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to the Greenpond Christian Church or to his nephew Shay Wade's medical expenses.

Earl Byard
ARCOLA - Earl Kenneth Byard, 85, of Arcola, died at 12:07 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Edwards Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Urbana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Greensburg, Ind., the son of Roy and Goldie M. Sanders Byard. He married Ruth Winters in 1933. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Kenneth L. Byard of Arcola; two daughters, Marliss J. Gregerson of Cheney, Wash. and Phyllis J. Howard of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Warren C. Byard of Champaign; one sister, Thelma Krabbe of East Peoria; and eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one granddaughter.
Mr. Byard retired from Urbana Pure Milk Company in Urbana and attended the Methodist Church. He was a member of the Urbana Masonic Lodge #157 AF & Am and Order of the True Kindred.

PHOEBE EALY
Phoebe C. Ealy, age 78, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:27 am, on Sunday, November 25, 2001, at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 am. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Father Herman J. Niebrugge officiating with her brother, E. J. Marcotte and her brother-in-law, Francis Chamness assisting as Deacons. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Schilling Funeral Home.
Phoebe was born September 20,1923 in Kankakee, a daughter of Ralph and Rosella Mercier Marcotte. She married James Oliver Ealy on December 29, 1945.
Survivors include husband James Oliver Ealy of Mattoon; three sons, Mark Ealy and wife Patty of Friendship, Wisconsin, John Ealy and wife Barb of Boardman, Ohio, Tom Ealy and wife Kathy of Champaign; one daughter, Patricia Nye and husband Joel of Hawaii; four brothers, Kenneth Marcotte and wife Esther of Bonfield, Roland Marcotte and wife Eleanor of Dugger, Indiana, E. J. Marcotte of Bourbonnais, Ralph Marcotte Jr. and wife Mary of Bourbonnais; three sisters, Henritta Chamness and husband Francis of Kankakee, Patricia Perreault and husband Ambrose of Kankakee and Rose Longtin of Florida; ten grandchildren. Allyson, John Travis, Amanda, Joey, Christopher, Timmy, Kevin, Eva, Tommy, and David.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant brother, Jerry, one infant grandson, Ryan, one brother-in-law, Harold Longtin and one sister-in-law, Yvonne Marcotte.
Mrs. Ealy was a secretary for the St. Mary's School in Mattoon. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Phoebe was a member of the Daughter's of Isabella, the Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. Phoebe also assisted with the Central Illinois Foodbank. She enjoyed knitting, watching her grandchildren grow and she was the worlds greatest Cub fan.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Phoebe Ealy's Memorial Fund for the St. Mary's School.

NADINE FOSTER
Edna Nadine Foster, age 57, of Mattoon, entered into eternal rest at 12:03 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2001, at the Douglas Health Care Center.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Charles Stodden officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery rural Mattoon. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Nadine was born April 3,1944 in Mattoon, a daughter of Harry Delbert and Mary Maxine Dobbs Chronic. She married Everett Wayne Foster on September 5, 1981. He passed away on March 22, 2000. She was also preceded in death by one sister and one grandson, Jalon Miller.
Survivors include five daughters, Vicky Scott of Arcola, Mary Punches and husband Roger of Sullivan, Tanya Miller and husband Allen of Arcola, Dawn Graham of Mattoon and JoAnn Cortez and husband Carlos of Gays; three brothers, Laverne Chronic and wife Marie, Leroy Chronic and wife Karen and Fred Chronic and wife Jan, all of Mattoon; three sisters, Betty Basham and husband James of Humboldt, Sue Ann Martin and husband Leroy of Effingham. Nancy VanMeter and husband Ray of Mattoon; thirteen grandchildren, Eric Olmstead, Chelsy Butler, Trent Butler, Emery Stewart, Christopher Miller, Kelsey Lucas, Kyla Miller, Macie Miller, Quincy Miller, Miriah Booker, Ashton Grider, Randa Grider and Autumn Grider.
Mrs. Foster was a homemaker and a member of the Providence Chapel. Nadine enjoyed crocheting, scrap booking and singing for the Lord.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 903, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

DOROTHY A. ZSCHAU-MILHAHN
Dorothy A. Zschau-Milhahn, age 95, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2001, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. John's Lutheran Church with the Reverend Bruce D. Osborne officiating assisted by the Reverend Delton Nack. Burial will follow in the Goodfarm Cemetery north of Dwight, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday morning at the St. John's Lutheran Church. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy was born March 30, 1906, at Peoria, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frederick Avery. She married
Otto E. Zschau on January 1, 1922 in Dwight, Illinois. He passed away in March 1964. She married Frederick Milhahn in June 1969 in Beecher, Illinois. He passed away in 1975.
Survivors include two sons, Otto E. Shaw and wife Doris T. of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Robert A. Zschau and wife Joyce of Mattoon; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Narcissa Lolita DelPrato in 1983.
Mrs. Milhahn was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Womens Missionary League.
Mrs. Milhahn worked in retail sales and was a seamstress for Bernard Interiors in Highland Park, Illinois. Before retiring Dorothy worked as a private companion for the elderly.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts be made to the American Cancer Society.



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