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Nov. 20, 2001
Gladys Malone
NEOGA - Gladys F. Malone, 89, of Neoga, formerly of Mattoon, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 19, 2001) at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Musabelle Naut
HOUSTON - Musabelle Coons Naut, 76, of Houston, formerly of Mattoon, died Aug. 7, 2001, in Houston.
The funeral was conducted in St. John Vinney Catholic Church with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston.
She was born March 4, 1925, in Mattoon, the daughter of Leon and Ethel Coons. She married Paul Naut; he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Edward and Matthew Naut, and one daughter, Lisa Gilkerson.
She was also preceded in death by one son, one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Naut had taught in Mattoon schools and oil company schools in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Libya. She became assistant supervisor of teacher's aides in New Orleans Parrish Schools and taught in Lady of Sion Catholic Girls School in Sale, Victoria. She was founder and president of Musabelle Books.

Beverly Prather
CHARLESTON - Beverly J. Paddock Prather, 75, of Charleston, died Monday (Nov. 19, 2001) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kickapoo Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Danville, the daughter of Edd and Emma Miller Taft. She married Harold Paddock in 1944; he died in 1968. She married Stephen Prather in 1969; he died in 1995.
Survivors include four sons, Jerry Paddock of Danville, Terry Paddock of Charleston, Ron Paddock of Corona, Calif., and Kevin Paddock of Charleston; two daughters, Jauetta Kemper of Greenup and Peggy Wishard of Mattoon; one sister, Betty Donovan of Danville; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one son, one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Prather had been a sales clerk at Snyder's Donut Shop and had also worked for Kmart and Wal-Mart. She retired in 1995.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, East Central Illinois Chapter.

ORA CORNISH
MATTOON - Ora Iona Cornish, 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001 at the Convalescent Care Center of Mattoon.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Reverend Mark Prevo officiating. There will be no visitation.
Ora was born October 6, 1911 at Greenville, Illinois, daughter of Edgar and Rose Anna Belle Ruyle Hicks. She married Charles W. Enloe, and later married Henry Cornish May 29, 1948 in Mulberry Grove, IL; he preceded her in death. Surviviors include one son: Frank Enloe of Toledo, and one daughter: Ruth Wallace of Okeechobee, FL. Nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. Ora was preceded in death by one son and eleven brothers and sisters.
Ora retired when the Brown Shoe Company closed. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland.

Jeanette McAllister
WINDSOR, Ill. - Mrs. Jeanette A. McAllister, age 79, of rural Windsor, Ill., died at 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2001 at her residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, in Neoga, Ill., with the Rev. Michael Mohr, of Strasburg, Ill., officiating. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery, in Neoga, Ill. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, Ill.
Jeanette was born May 9, 1922, in Coles County, Ill., to Curtis O. and Helen (Knollenberg) Handley. She married L. Dean McAllister on May 12, 1951, in Dorans, Ill.,; he died January 7, 1987.
Survivors include sons, Jim Handley of LaGrange, Ill. and Robert McAllister and wife Barbara of rural Windsor, Ill.; daughter, Mary Ann Mentzer and husband Leon of Decatur, Ill.; brother, William Handley and wife Francis of Sullivan, Ill.; sisters, Dolores Miller and husband Robert of Arcola, Ill., Myrna Handley of Terre Haute, Ind., and Linda Beals and husband Ray of Mt. Zion, Ill.; 8 grandchildren, Tammy O'Brien, Jeanne Handley, Michelle Gasparis, Jamie Caprarese, Mandy McAllister, Rob McAllister, Justin Mentzer, Josh Mentzer; four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 brother, Charles Handley and 1 sister, Marjorie Motley.
Mrs. McAllister was a housewife and former employee of Hays Freight Lines, Lovelace Freight Lines, International Harvest Co. and retired from John Deere Tractor and Equipment Company all of Mattoon, Ill. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church of Strasburg, Ill.

Chlora Riddle
HIDALGO - Chlora Mae Riddle, 90, of Hidalgo, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 18, 2001) at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup. Burial will be in Aten Cemetery, Hidalgo. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born May 9, 1911, in Hidalgo, the daughter of Alonzo and Bueryl Bowers Walden. She married Lyle Riddle in 1931; he died in 1966.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Riddle of New Hope, Ala., and Lloyd Riddle of Casey; one daughter, Mildred Warfel of Hidalgo; two brothers, Cloyce Walden of Cocoa, Fla., and Dale Walden of Hidalgo; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Riddle was retired from E.R. Moore Co. She was a member of Yale Church of Christ.

Nov. 19, 2001
Ora Cornish
MATTOON - Ora Iona Cornish, 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Convalescent Care Center.
The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark Prevo officiating. There will be no visitation. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Oct. 6, 1911, in Greenville, the daughter of Edgar and Rose Anna Belle Ruyle Hicks. She married Charles W. Enloe. She later married Henry Cornish in 1948. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Frank Enloe of Neoga; one daughter, Ruth Wallace of Okeechobee, Fla.; two sisters, Viola Fenton of Hillsboro and Luella Loggins of Greenville; and nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son and 11 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Cornish retired from Brown Shoe Company.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland.

Ruth Hawkey
COOKEVILLE, TENN. - Ruth Angeline Hawkey, 90, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Arcola died Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Masters Health Care Center.
The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola with Father Joseph Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be 8 a.m. until service time at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.
She was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Illinois, the daughter of Albert Mullet and Iris Switzer Alexander. She married Joseph Hawkey and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Joe Hawkey of San Leandro, Calif.; four daughters, Joann Rogers of Cookeville, Tenn., Iris White of Old Hickory, Tenn., Rosie Landreth of Sun City, Ariz. and Ginny Guthrie of Fremont, Calif.; one brother, Leo Alexander of Crown Point, Ind.; and 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Mrs. Hawkey was a homemaker and was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church.

ANGELA MILLER
Angela Faye Miller, age 37, of rural Arcola, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Friday. November 16, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Today (Monday) at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Virgil Baker officiating. Interment will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held from Noon until service time this (Monday) afternoon at the funeral home.
Angela was born October 24, 1964 in Mattoon, a daughter of Ernest and Virginia Crose Miller.
Survivors include her parents, Ernest and Virginia Miller of Mattoon; very special friend, Tina Andrews of rural Arcola; two sisters, Gloria Bailey and husband Chuck of Windsor and Judy Whitinger of Mattoon; two brothers, Ronald Miller and wife Sharon and David Miller and wife Peggy, all of Mattoon; seven nieces, Charley Bailey of Windsor, Jordan Miller, Jennifer Miller, and Melissa Miller, all of Mattoon, Teressa Lowry of Walkerton, Indiana, Ida Whitinger of Anderson, Indiana and Ina Ames of Toledo; one nephew, Garrett Miller of Mattoon; and two Godchildren, Bianca Medina of Arcola and McKenzi Lowry of Walkerton, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Dailey, formerly of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, and one nephew, Mathew Eaton.
Ms. Miller was employed with Little Fuse in Arcola.
Memorial gifts may be made to Children of the Cherokee Reservation, c/o Tina Andrews, 581 N. County Road 600 East, Arcola, IL 61910.

EDWARD LEE PEARCY
Edward Lee Pearcy. six-day old infant son of Brett Douglas and Lana June Reddick Pearcy of Mattoon, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by his family.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. this (Monday) morning at the Dodge Grove Cemetery with the Reverend Barbara Short officiating. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Brett and Lana Pearcy of Mattoon; one half-sister, Kassandra L. Pearcy of Mattoon; grandparents, Russell Lee and Linda (Smitley) Reddick of Charleston; great-grandmother, Thelma June (Claypool) Smitley of Kansas; two aunts, Lisa Neff and husband Mark and their daughter Jessica, and Vicki Lee Horath and special friend Mike Hall, all of Mattoon.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Earl "Bud" and Mildred Pearcy and by his uncle, Edward Paul Pearcy.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Children's Hospital, c/o Schilling Funeral Home.

Katherine Thomas
MATTOON ­ Katherine Helen Thomas, 90, of Mattoon, died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001) at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.
A graveside service will be held at10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mound Cemetery in Charleston with Rev. Robert C. Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Mattoon, the daughter of Charles Albert and Luella Ripple Irons. She married George Lewis Thomas in 1935. He died in 1988.
She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Thomas was a former bookkeeper for Brown Shoe Company and a member of the First Christian Church, Rebekahs and Eastern Star White Shrine of Jerusalem #57.

Nov. 17, 2001
MARSHALL T. CLOYD
CHARLESTON, IL - Marshall T. Cloyd, age 77 of Charleston and formerly of Staunton and rural Springfield, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2001 at his home. Services celebrating his life will be held at noon on Monday, November 19 (2001) with Reverend Susan Reichenberg officiating. Following the services, Military Rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 of Charleston. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Services, Military Rites and Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. lnurnment will be held at a later date.
Marshall was born December 27, 1923 in Edina, Missouri the son of Arthur Gordon and Mary (Taylor) Cloyd. On May 26, 1946 he married Lois Annette Drennan in Kirksville, Missouri.
Survivors include Lois, his loving wife of fifty-five plus years; two daughters, Rebecca Schuette and her husband Alan of Itasca, Illinois, Phoebe Church and her husband Michael of Charleston; one son, Drennan Cloyd of Camp Point, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Jeff Schuette and his wife Sonya, Kimberly Schuette, McKinzie Cloyd, Shelby Cloyd, Baillie Cloyd, Leslie Church Buck and her husband Michael, Drew Church and Dane Church; and one bother, Gordon Cloyd of Baring, Missouri. He was preceded by his parents.
Marshall was a well-known music teacher and band director in Southern Illinois, having directed the Staunton (IL) Marching Bulldogs, an award winning band that marched throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. However, his success as a teacher and bandleader is best documented by the lives of the young people he touched and changed; his mentoring inspired many. His love for music also extended into two of his favorite pastimes, singing and playing the trombone. Following his retirement from education, he and Lois moved to the rural Springfield area where they enjoyed grain farming. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Charleston and the Sangamon County Barbershoppers. A Military Veteran, he served in World War II with the Army Air Corp as a flight instructor for fighter pilots.
Marshall's life was one with an abundance of successes, but none exceeded his love for Lois, Rebecca, Alan, Phoebe, Michael, Drennan and their families. He will be warmly and lovingly remembered by each of them as a caring and inspirational husband, father and grandfather.
Marshall's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or to a Charity of the Donor's Choice.
Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Ora Cornish
MATTOON - Ora Iona Cornish, 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Convalescent Care Center.
The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark Prevo officiating. There will be no visitation. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Oct. 6, 1911, in Greenville, the daughter of Edgar and Rose Anna Belle Ruyle Hicks. She married Charles W. Enloe. She later married Henry Cornish in 1948. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Frank Enloe of Neoga; one daughter, Ruth Wallace of Okeechobee, Fla.; two sisters, Viola Fenton of Hillsboro and Luella Loggins of Greenville; and nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son and 11 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Cornish retired from Brown Shoe Company.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland.

RENA DILL
ARCOLA, IL - Rena C. Dill, 68, of Arcola, IL, passed away at 8:06 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2001 at the Arcola United Methodist Church. Rev. Margaret Misal will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL.
Rena was born January 2, 1933 in Yarbro, Arkansas, a daughter of Rivers and Mary Irene (Saddler) Teague. She married Charles Edward Dill on December 24, 1954 in Blytheville, Arkansas. He passed away March 29, 1971.
Survivors include one son, Charles Alan Dill of Arcola, IL; one daughter, Vickie Ann Dill of Arcola, IL; two grandchildren, Blake Tyler Dill and Carly Samantha Dill, both of Arcola, IL; one sister, Ann Knapp and her husband Ray of Germantown, TN; two brothers, Jim Teague and his wife Marilyn of Ocoee FL, and Rick Teague and his wife Denise of Burlington, KY; one Aunt, Juanita Hester of Holland, MO; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her parents, and her husband, Charles preceded her in death.
Rena was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church and also served on the Citizens Advisory Board for the Arcola School District during the late 60's.
Rena was employed at the Arcola 1st National Bank for 39 years serving them in many different areas such as Teller, Assistant Cashier, Cashier and most recently as Vice President. Rena was very active in the Raggedy Ann Festival and she enjoyed reading, golfing and spending time with family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Mike Harvey Scholarship Fund c/o of Arcola Foundation or for Blake or Carly Dill Education Fund c/o Edwards Funeral Home 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL.

Ruth Hawkey
COOKEVILLE, TENN. - Ruth Angeline Hawkey, 90, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Arcola died Saturday (Nov. 17, 2001), at Masters Health Care Center.
The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola with Father Joseph Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be 8 a.m. until service time at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.
She was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Illinois, the daughter of Albert Mullet and Iris Switzer Alexander. She married Joseph Hawkey and he preceded her in death.



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