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
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.
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,
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.