March 23, 2002
NEOGA - Henry W. Althoff, 88, of Neoga, formerly of Effingham, died
at 2 a.m. Friday (March 22, 2002) in Neoga at the home of his niece, Susan
No service will be conducted. The Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham,
is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham.
He was born April 9, 1913, in Effingham County, the son of J. Henry
and Elizabeth Bloemer Althoff. He married Lethia M. Partlow in 1935; she
died in 1992.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Dasenbrock of Effingham.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and six sisters.
Mr. Althoff was a retired meat cutter, having worked at several supermarkets.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the American Legion
Post 120, Moose Lodge and VFW Post 1769, all of Effingham. He was an Army
World War II veteran.
SULLIVAN - Mary E. Bragg, 83, of Sullivan, died at 9:57 a.m. Friday
(March 22, 2002) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at McMullin-Young Funeral Home,
Sullivan. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial
will be in French Cemetery, Allenville.
She was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Cloverport, Ky., the daughter of Hobert
Kenney and Bessie Dunn Harl. She married Gerald A. Bragg in 1939; he died
Survivors include one son, Gerald E. Bragg of Sullivan; one daughter,
Anna Ross of Decatur; six half sisters, Gladys Courtright, Catherine Deckard,
Alberta Ray, Dorothy Bishop and Jean Denton, all of Sullivan, and Daisey
Hill of Shelbyville; one stepsister, Dale Carnes of Greenup; six grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one son, two daughters, four half brothers,
three half sisters, two stepbrothers and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Bragg retired as a nurse's aid from Beals Nursing Home and East
View Nursing Home in Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
HERRICK - Mildred L. Green, 78, of Herrick, formerly of Windsor, died
at 11 a.m. Thursday (March 21, 2002) in Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lockart and Sons Funeral Home,
Cowden, with Louis Thiele officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born March 8, 1924, in rural Windsor, the daughter of John
and Ina Marie Gaither Gaddis. She married Leland A. Green in 1942; he died
Survivors include two sons, Larry Green of Orland Hills and Rick Green
of Herrick; one daughter, Patsy Janke of Shelbyville; one brother, Jack
of Mattoon; four sisters, Pauline Craig, Louise Robinson and Evelyn Rauch,
all of Sullivan, and Ruth Cochran of Charleston; 10 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and special friend, Jackie Sell of Herrick.
She was also preceded in death by one sister.
Mrs. Green was affiliated with the Church of Christ and the Shelby
County Home Extension.
AMBIA, Ind. - Roger Allen Camp, 47, of Ambia, Ind., formerly of Kansas,
died at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday (March 19, 2002) at Paris Community Hospital.
The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington,
Ind., with the Rev. Larry Sims officiating. Burial will be in State Line
Masonic Cemetery, State Line, Ind. Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m.
Saturday at the funeral home.
He was born May 1, 1954, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the son of L. Dale
Camp and Shirley Newlin. He married Jill A. Wright in 1998; she survives.
Other survivors include his father and stepmother, Dale and Peggy Camp,
of Hubert, N.C.; mother, Shirley Swopes of Roswell, N.M.; one son, Robby
Reardon of Paris; two stepsons, Isaac and Jacob Larch, both of Ambia, Ind.;
three brothers, Patrick Camp of Bellflower, his twin brother Richard Camp,
and David Camp, both of Swansboro, N.C.; and one stepsister, Linda McKeller
Mr. Camp was employed by Callaway Distribution in Paris for many years,
and by Earl Gaudio and Son as a beverage distributor route driver for the
past 12 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 26.
Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospitals in care of the funeral
LANCASTER, Calif. - John L. Cannoy, 70, of Lancaster, Calif., formerly
of Mattoon, died Wednesday (March 13, 2002) at his residence.
A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Life Tabernacle
Church, Taylorville, with the Rev. Thora Mansfield officiating. The Shafer
Funeral Home, Taylorville, is in charge of arrangements.
Garnett V. Darling
GREENUP - Garnett V. Darling, 91, of Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of
Jewett, IL, died at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at North Broward
Medical Center, Pompano Beach, FL.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Barkley Funeral
Home, in Greenup, with the Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be
in Jewett Cemetery, Jewett, IL. Visitation will be one hour prior to the
service at the funeral home.
She was born March 6, 1911, in Cory, IN., a daughter of Leslie and
Daisy Eldred Tucker. She married Denver Darling in 1931; he died in 1981.
Survivors include one son, Timothy (Gail) Darling of Toledo, IL; one
daughter, Susan Ives of Pompano Beach, FL; one sister, Helen Marie Lucas
of Terre Haute, IN; six grandchildren, Sherly Morris, David Ives, Sharon
Ives, Rhonda Haythorne, Teil Darling and Kayla Darling.
She was preceded in death by one son, one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Darling was a homemaker.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
DECATUR - Helen L. Gordon, 94, of Decatur, formerly of Charleston,
died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday (March 16, 2002) at Aspen Ridge.
Burial was in Mound Cemetery, Charleston. The Dawson and Wikoff West
Wood Street Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Feb. 15, 1909, in Charleston, the daughter of George and
Pearl Horton Gordon.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Miss Gordon was a member of the Christian Church of Charleston.
TUSCOLA - Erin Ann Hettinger-Lindelof, 22, of Tuscola, died at 5:49
p.m. Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Forty Martyrs
Catholic Church, Tuscola, with Father Allen Kemme officiating. Visitation
will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with
a 4 p.m. vigil service. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery.
She was born April 1, 1979, in Urbana, the daughter of Larry J. and
Debra B. Vandeventer Hettinger. She married Matthew Dean Lindelof in 2001;
Other survivors include her parents of Tuscola; two sisters, Amy Hettinger
and Lesley Hettinger, both of Tuscola; and grandparents, Les and Minnie
Vendeventer of Camargo, and Frances Hettinger of Effingham.
She was preceded in death by one grandfather.
Mrs. Lindelof was a homemaker. She was a member of the Forty Martyrs
Catholic Church, Tuscola.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Fund.
CHARLESTON, IL - Kenneth Russell Laible, age 38 of Charleston, died
on Wednesday, March 20 (2002) at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ken's family will receive guests from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday (March 24) at
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. A Private Family
Service will be held at a later date.
Ken was born June 16, 1963 in Macomb, Illinois the son of Jon and Jo
Ann (Ivens) Laible. He is survived by his parents, Jon and Jo Ann Laible
of Charleston; one brother, Michael Laible of Springfield, Illinois; two
sisters, Kathy Laible of Nevada City, California and Jackie Muhs and her
husband Steve of Wolf Point, Montana; and a nephew, Gus Muhs of Wolf Point.
A Graduate of Charleston High School and Lake Land College, Ken was
employed at the General Electric facility in Mattoon.
Ken's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the
Lung Transplant Endowment Fund at Barnes Jewish Hospital or the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation, or mailed
to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
SULLIVAN - Steve Luzbetak, 86, of Sullivan died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday
(March 20, 2002) at Eastview Terrace, Sullivan.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenhill Cemetery
in Sullivan. McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.
There will be no visitation.
March 21, 2002
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. - Garnett V. Darling, 91, of Pompano Beach, Fla.,
formerly of Jewett, died at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at North
Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Arrangements are incomplete at Barkley Funeral Chapel, Greenup.
G. Monnalee Brown
MATTOON - G. Monnalee Brown, age 77, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:48
p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002 at the Mitchell-Jerdan
Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow
in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home.
Monnalee was born September 18, 1924 at Mattoon, Illinois, a daughter
of Oscar Monroe and Ethel Alice Fuller McCoy. She married M. Burnett Brown
on October 14, 1944, he preceded her in death December 18, 1994. She is
survived by her children, Donna M. Jenkins; David M. Brown and wife Linda
D.: Charles E. Brown and wife Judy A.; Roger E. Brown and wife Jerie L.
all of Mattoon and Mary M. Brummet and husband Mark A. of St. Louis, Missouri.
A brother, Don McCoy of Normal; a sister, Maxine Stuckey of Mattoon; eleven
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Three brothers
and one sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Mattoon Christian Church and was a former
member of the Moose Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, Mattoon Christian Church or the First United Methodist
March 20, 2002
IOLA - Charles E. Coleman, 50, of Iola, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday (March
19, 2002) at Clay County Hospital, Flora.
A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Iola Cemetery. Visitation
will be noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Neal Funeral Home, Louisville.
He was born April 5, 1951, in Flora, the son of Marion Coleman and
Mildred L. Feldhake Coleman.
Survivors include companion Thelma Williams of Cisne; two sons, Charles
Coleman of Toledo and Michael Coleman of Iola; two daughters, Patricia
Carson of Toledo and Rochelle Landreth of Odin; four brothers, Thomas Coleman
of Garner, N.C., William Coleman of St. Joseph, Richard Coleman of Cerro
Gordo and James Coleman of Louisville; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Coleman was a retired truck driver.
Memorials may be made to the Coleman family.
DALLAS - Petra Rodriguez Davila, 62, of Arcola, died Monday (March
18, 2002) at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas.
The funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church,
Arcola, with the Rev. Joseph Allen officiating. Burial will be in Arcola
Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shrader Funeral Home,
Arcola, with an 8 p.m. rosary service.
She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Cadereyta, Mexico, the daughter of
Isidro and Fiedelia Garza de Cavazos. She married Gilberto Davila Mendez
in 1961; he died in 1988.
Survivors include her mother of Mexico; two sons, Martin Davila of
Arcola and Gilberto Davila of Mexico; three daughters, Ana Maria Medina
and Bertha Davila, both of Arcola, and Maria Guadalupe Davila of Alamo,
Texas; one brother, Isidro Cavazos Garza of Dallas; four sisters, Marianela
Cavazos de Garcia and Emma Cavazos de la Garza, both of Mexico, and Urbana
Cavazos Garza and Fidelia Cavazos de Trevino, both of Dallas; and 10 grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her father.
Mrs. Davila was a homemaker and member of St. John's Catholic Church
Memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, Arcola.
Iris V. Ealy
EFFINGHAM, IL - Mrs. Iris V. Ealy, 86, of Effingham, IL, formerly of
Neoga, IL, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday (March 19, 2002) at Lakeland Health
Care Center in Effingham.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the Swengel-O'Dell
Funeral Home, in Neoga, with the Rev. Charles Albin officiating. Burial
will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery. No visitation.
She was born December 22, 1915, in Wheeler, IL, the daughter of Bert
and Pearl Slaight Webster. She married Farrell C. Ealy on April 26, 1965,
in Toledo, IL; he died on February 6, 1983.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Wetherholt of Effingham; two
grandchildren, Kim Parker and husband James and Russ Willenborg and wife
Amber, all of Effingham; two great-grandchildren, Chris and Ryan Parker,
both of Effingham; and two step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Evelyn Sowers;
and one step daughter.
Mrs. Ealy was a housewife and former owner and operator of Iris Dress
Shop in Neoga. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Neoga.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Church in Neoga.
SULLIVAN - Martha L. Coil Fahnestock, 82, of Sullivan, died at 12:15
p.m. Monday (March 18, 2002) at Sullivan Health Care Center.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora,
with the Rev. Mike Brandenburger officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.
She was born Sept. 8, 1919, in Flora, the daughter of Isaac L. and
Maleta A. Croughan Coil. She married Donald Fahnestock in 1955; he died
Survivors include five nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one nephew.
Mrs. Fahnestock had worked as a cashier at International Shoe Co. in
Flora and payroll clerk at L.B. Price Mercantile in Springfield. She was
a member of Sullivan First Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
MT. VERNON - Betty L. Derixson Henderson, 74, of Mt. Vernon, died at
12:30 p.m. (March 18, 2002) at her residence.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.
A graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Veteran's Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
She was born March 19, 1927, in Mattoon, the daughter of Samuel and
Ruth Carter Derixson. She married Earl B. Henderson in 1950; he preceded
her in death.
Survivors include four sons, Ronald Henderson of Mt. Vernon, Herman
Henderson of Terre Haute, Ind., Robert Henderson of Merced, Calif., and
Curtis Henderson of Springfield; two daughters, Betty Henderson-James of
Mt. Vernon and Katherine Henderson of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; four brothers,
William, Leroy, Harold and Benjamin Derixson, all of Mattoon; and one sister,
Jean Smith of Mattoon.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers.
Mrs. Henderson was a homemaker and member of Corinthian Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Corinthian Baptist Church, building fund,
in Mt. Vernon.
MARTINSVILLE - Ernie E. Montgomery, 78, of Martinsville, died Sunday
(March 17, 2002) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville,
with the Rev. Gretzmer officiating. Burial will be in Green Moss Cemetery,
rural Marshall. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral
He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Clark County, the son of David and Blanche
Clapp Montgomery. He married Ruth Matthers in 1948; she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Robert Montgomery of DeKalb and John
Montgomery of Kankakee; two daughters, Katheryn Grumbine of Henry and Rosemary
Montgomery of Augusta, Ga.; three brothers, Paul Montgomery of Sycamore,
Doit Montgomery of Melville, N.Y., and Chancellor Montgomery of Englewood,
Ohio; two sisters, Marie Ross of Westfield and Veloa Christian of Richmond,
Va.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter and two brothers.
Mr. Montgomery was a World War II Navy veteran and was retired as a
supervisor from H.O. Smith Corp. with 35 years service. He helped form
Kankakee Township fire department.
E. BLANCHE WEBB
E. Blanche Webb, age 92, of Mattoon passed away at 12:55 p.m. Monday,
March 18, 2002 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday
at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating.
Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from Noon until
service time on Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.
Blanche was born in Marion, Kansas on March 9, 1910, a daughter of
Lewis P. and Mary E. Zike Myers. She first married Roland W. Leathers.
She later married Mack R. Webb and they both preceded her in death. She
was also preceded in death by a son, Leroy Leathers; three grandsons; two
brothers. Harry Myers and Nelson Myers; and four sisters, Ettie Cornell,
Myrtle Mills, Hazel Saveley and Nadine Pompe.
Survivors include two daughters, Fern Easton Ostermeier (nee: Leathers)
of Homewood and Esther Moore and husband James of Mattoon; two sons, Fred
Leathers and wife Juanita of Mattoon and Carl Leathers and wife Diana of
Windsor; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Blanche, or known to many as "Grandma Blanche", worked at Brown Shoe
Factory and with husband Mack Webb at Charleston Packing Company for many
years. However, she made it her career to be a lifetime caregiver to many
of "her children". She will be remembered for her cooking, her love for
her family, her wonderful sense of humor, but most especially for the beautiful
quilts she created.
Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.