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March 30, 2002
F. Maxine Anderson
MATTOON - F. Maxine Anderson, age 87, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Dr. Don Selvidge officiating. Interment will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Maxine was born November 17, 1914 at Mattoon, Illinois, a daughter of Milton E. and Marie Devon Martin Edwards. She married James H. Anderson, Jr. September 8, 1940 at Oakland, Illinois, he preceded in death in 1996. She is survived by her children, Karen A. Mingus, Terry K. Anderson and wife Jean all of Mattoon; grandchildren, Angelyne Rhoads and husband Gary, Kristopher and Jason Anderson; step grand daughter Penny Grice and husband John. Also surviving are great grandchildren Dawson Rhoads and Zoe Anderson; three step great grandchildren and four step great great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia E. Hilligoss of Mattoon. Maxine dearly loved her extended family, Larry D. Hetzer of Effingham, Sandra Flowers of Mattoon and Janet Wilson of Washington State. One son, one great grandchild, one great great grandchild, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Maxine was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved reading, sewing and doing crochet in her leisure time. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Chester Brown
NEOGA, IL - Chester N. Brown, 92, of rural Neoga, died at 11:25 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2002, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, IL.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Grace United Methodist Church, Neoga, with the Rev. Judith Curry officiating. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday April 1, 2002 at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.
He was born June 17, 1909, in Cumberland County, IL, a son of Sherman and Carrie B. (Gaskins) Brown. He married Jennie B. McGinnis on September 11, 1941, in Linn, Missouri; she died on January 27, 1995.
Survivors include a son, Don Brown and wife Alice of Palo Alto, Calif.; daughters, Kathleen Bloomstrand and husband Jim of Hoffman Estates, IL and Janice Hill and husband Scott of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Brown retired from the State of Illinois Highway Department and also from farming. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Neoga, the Cumberland County Farm Bureau and the Cumberland County Soil and Water Department. He was active for the Republican Party in Cumberland County for several years.
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga, IL.

Donald England
Donald B. England, 62, of Sullivan died 1:42 a.m. Friday (March 29, 2002) in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with the Rev. Dr. David Leslie officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Donald was born September 2, 1939 in Sullivan, the son of Ed and Berniece Daum England. He was a truck driver for Masterbrand/Schrock Cabinet Company, Arthur, a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church and had been an Arthur City Auxiliary Police Officer for 25 years at the Moultrie-Douglas Fair. He married Delilah Beachy on June 25, 1957 at Arthur. He then married Earline Willoughby on April 17, 1993 at Arthur.
Surviving are his wife, Earline of Sullivan; daughters, Vickie Gibson of Arthur, Pam Cornwell of Arthur, Mary Lisa Renfro of Lovington, Christina Yarnell of Sullivan; sons, Brian England of Tuscola, Trent England of Batavia, Illinois; mother, Berniece England of Sullivan; brothers, Rodger England of Atwood, Mike England of Iowa, Kim England of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters, Mrs. Leroy (Connie) Titus of Mattoon, Jill England of Rochester, Illinois grandchildren, Christina Ade, Jake Seaman, RaeEIIen Seaman, Treavor Gibson, Joshua Cornwell, Matt England, Chelsea England, Jonathan Schuetz, Alex Yarnell, Megan Yarnell, Mallory Renfro, Tiffany Renfro; great grandchildren, Hali Ade and Hayden Ade.
He was preceded in death by his father, sister and grandson.

Edna Kauffman
ARTHUR - Edna Kauffman, 86, of Arthur, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday (March 29, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Arcola, with the Rev. Levi Beachy and the Rev. Lloyd Gingerich officiating. Burial will be Sunnyside Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
She was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Douglas County, the daughter of Michael S. and Katie Schrock Yoder. She married Eli J. Kauffman in 1934; he died in 1984.
Survivors include four sons, Bill Kauffman of Arcola, Elva Kauffman of Brocton, Ed Kauffman of Arthur and Michael Kauffman of Charleston; one daughter, Marty Miller of Arthur; 23 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, one sister, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Kauffman was a member of Sunnyside Mennonite Church. She was a volunteer at Arthur Home for more than 15 years.
Memorials may be made to Sunnyside Mennonite Church.

Jack Kibler
BETHANY - Jack E. Kibler, 62, of Bethany, formerly of Sullivan, died at 10:38 p.m. Thursday (March 28, 2002) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Pastor Chip Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
He was born July 31, 1939, in Mattoon, the son of Max E. and Alice M. Scaggs Kibler.
Survivors include one son, Mike Kibler of Atwood; three half sisters, Bessie Morgan of Lerna, and Marilyn Drum and Willa Grafton, both of Mattoon; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Mr. Kibler had worked at Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan, as a maintenance man. He was affiliated with Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, Bethany, and was a member of Bethany IOOF 749.
Memorials may be made to Moultrie County Beacon Activity Fund.

Mary Leeds
Mary Elizabeth Leeds, 91 of Sullivan died 4:15 a.m. Friday (March 29, 2002) in Eastview Terrace, Sullivan.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with Rev. Henry Graham officiating Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to Moultrie County Historical Society or to donor's choice.
Mary Elizabeth was born May 11, 1910, the daughter of Carl Griffin and Lillian Beatrice Purvis Leeds. She was a graduate of the University of Illinois, she had been a teacher in the rural Moultrie County schools, was a member of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Moultrie County and the Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are her cousins, David S. Purvis of Sullivan, Dulcena Walker of Las Vegas, Nevada, Joyce Sharp of Sullivan, Wilma Hollonbeck of Sullivan, Eloyce Carnes of Decatur, Louise Drechsler of Atlanta, Georgia, Elmer Leeds, Jr. of Oregon, Illinois and Richard Leeds of Foley, Alabama; her good friend, Mary Lou Kidwell of Sullivan and numerous second and third cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Leatha Prince
URBANA - Leatha E. Prince, 84, of Charleston, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday (March 29, 2002) at Covenant Hospital in Urbana.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday April 2, 2002, at the Caudill-King Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
She was born July 19, 1917, in Arthur, a daughter of Charles O. and Mary Woodard Baldwin. She married Clifford H. Prince in 1934; he died in 1998.
Survivors include a son, Gene Prince and wife Joyce of Charleston; grandsons, Chuck Prince and wife Laura of Avon, Ind. and Blair Prince and wife Theresa of Norman, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Matt and Zack and Beth; and a sister, Mrs. Art (Betty) Simpson of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Mrs. Prince retired from Brown Shoe Company in 1980 where she worked as a French folder.

Bernice Quimby
YORKVILLE - Bernice Quimby, 88, of Yorkville, formerly of Charleston, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday (March 29, 2002) at Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mound Cemetery, Charleston. There will be no visitation. The Caudill-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born June 12, 1913, in Charleston, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle Bates Grooms. She married Walter Quimby; he preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Verbic of Aurora; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Mrs. Quimby was a retired Eastern Illinois University secretary.

Robert W. Strohl
NEOGA - Robert W. Strohl, age 74, of Neoga, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Morgan officiating. Private family interment will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Robert W. Strohl was born February 14, 1928 at Mattoon, Illinois, a son of Clarence David and Elva Mae White Strohl. He married Jeanne Luby on May 17, 1947, she survives. Also surviving are his children, Connie Strohl Landis and husband Joe of Lawrence, Kansas, Jan Strohl of Indianapolis, Indiana and Randy Strohl and wife Rosemary of Charleston. He also leaves three grandchildren, Jeffrey and Andrea Landis and Renee Strohl; two brothers, Victor "Bud" Strohl of Peoria and Lloyd David Strohl of Vevay, Indiana; and a sister, Verneda Hubbart of Mattoon. His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
Mr. Strohl retired as superintendent of buildings and grounds at Lake Land College. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was also a member of Mattoon Lodge #260, A.F. & A.M., Eagles lodge and the Kaskaskia Country Club. He was fond of working with wood and was an accomplished furniture builder. An avid bowler, he was proud to have bowled a perfect 300 game. He also achieved the honor of making two holes in one, ten years apart at the same hole of the golf course. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Glenn Willoughby
ARTHUR - Glenn O. Willoughby, 75, of Arthur, died at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday March 28, 2002, in the St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2002, in the Vine Street Christian Church, Arthur. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2002, in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial with military rites will be in the Arthur Cemetery, Arthur. Memorials: American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
He was born on November 14, 1926, in Falls Of Rough, Ky., the son of Martin and Pearl Sarver Willoughby. He was in the Navy during WW II. He was the retired owner of the John Deere Dealership Willoughby Implement Company after 35 years in Arthur. He was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church, Arthur. He married Gernetta P. "Ted" Hale on January 31, 1944, in Clay County, Ark. She preceded him in death in March 1994.
He is survived by sons, Stephen O. Willoughby and wife Patricia of Decatur, Michael S. Willoughby and wife Sue of Lawrence, KS; daughter, Debra L. Tiffan of Champaign; brothers, Lawrence Willoughby of Decatur, Walmer "Wally" Willoughby of Arthur, Floyd Willoughby of Chula Vista, CA.; sisters, Alice E. Eli of Crofton, KY, Faye Sawyer of Arthur; seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and parents.



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