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March 19, 2002
Mrs. Alice K. Beals
MATTOON, IL - Mrs. Alice K. Beals, 84, of Mattoon, IL, formerly of Neoga, IL, died at 1 p.m. Monday (March 18, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, IL.
A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at Beals Cemetery, Trilla, IL, with the Rev. Steve Massengill officiating. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Etna, IL, the daughter of parents Louis Wm. and Nancy Kezie (Paxton) Thompson. She married H. Otis Beals on Dec. 9, 1936 in Trilla, IL; he died Oct. 14, 1985.
Survivors include a grandson, Ronald L. Beals of Mattoon; granddaughters, Shirley Kingery and husband Lowell of Toledo, IL, Carla Jones and husband Donald of Neoga, IL; six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Roy Beals; three brothers; three sisters.
Mrs. Beals was a retired seamstress from Kern Manufacturing Company in Neoga. She was a member of the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Trilla.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Shirley Kingery , 311 East Main, Toledo, IL 62468.

Petra Davila
ARCOLA - Petra Rodriguiz Davila, 62, of Arcola, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday (March 18, 2002) at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola.

John Cannoy
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 at a later date. The Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Mattoon, the son of Jess and Ella Louise Cannoy. He married Joann in 1971; she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Dennis Curtin of Lancaster, Calif., Michael Cannoy of Ventura, Calif., and Paul Cannoy of Redding, Calif.; three daughters, Ronda Torres of Lancaster, Calif., Marilyn Martin of Ventura, Calif., and Pam Nave of Kincaid; two brothers, Stephen Connoy of Gays and Ronald Cannoy of Mattoon; one sister, Jahala Aaron of Arcola; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Cannoy worked for Rockwell for 19 years until his retirement. He was an Air Force veteran.

Martha Fahnestock
SULLIVAN - Martha L. Coil Fahnestock, 82, of Sullivan, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday (March 18, 2002) at Sullivan Health Care Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Ernie Montgomery
MARTINSVILLE - Ernie E. Montgomery, 78, formerly of Martinsville, died Sunday (March 17, 2002) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Green Moss Cemetery, Marshall, with the Rev. Gretzmer officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Thursday until service time at the Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville.
He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Clark County, the son of David and Blanche Clapp Montgomery. He married Ruth Matthews 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 retired as a supervisor from H.O. Smith Corp after 35 years of service. He was a World War II Navy veteran and helped organize the Kankakee TWP Fire Department.

ROBERT MYERS
Robert Lee "Bob" Myers, age 89, of Sullivan, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the Illinois Masonic Home in Sullivan.
Memorial services and burial will be at a later date. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bob was born August 2, 1912, in Mattoon, the son of Emery and Artie Klingenschmidt Myers. He married E. Maxine Engle on February 27, 1937.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Myers of Sullivan; one son, Robert D. Myers of Olive Branch, Miss.; one sister, Marguerite Phipps of Mattoon; two grandchildren, Christina R. Pierce and husband Mark of Humboldt and Sean D. Myers and wife Debbie of Mattoon; five great-grandchildren, Cody D. Monroe, Kaitlyn C. Pierce and Madelyn L. Pierce, all of Humboldt, Zachary S. Myers and Caleb J. Myers, both of Mattoon; and daughter-in-law, Kay Spangler of Mattoon.
Mr. Myers retired from Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Mattoon and the Masonic Lodge in Mississippi where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Bob loved his family, golfing, stamp collecting and was very active with the Masonic Lodge.

Helen Schmitt
STRASBURG ILLINOIS - Helen Schmitt, 82, of Strasburg, died at 3:23 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2002 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg with Rev. Steven A. Becker and Rev. Gary Fortkamp officiating.
Visitation from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, and one hour before service time Thursday in the church. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Strasburg. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg.
She was born on October 8, 1919, in Strasburg, the daughter of Henry Fred and Clara Catherine KuII Buesking. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg. She married Clark Schmitt on February 8, 1939 in Strasburg; he died on February 19, 2002.
Surviving are her two daughters, Kathryn Tice and husband David of Shelbyville and Carol Camilotto and husband Louis of West Lafayette, IN; two brothers, Carl Buesking and wife Neva of Strasburg and Clarence Buesking and wife Bernice of Effingham; one sister, Neva Pikesh of Mode; brother-in-law, Roy Schmitt and wife Vera of Strasburg, sisters-in-law, Genevieve Buesking of Shelbyville, Ruth Reynolds and Ruby Buesking both of Mattoon: three grandchildren, Ronda Robinson and husband William J. of Shelbyville, Rochelle Krupp and husband Thomas of Baldwin, MO and Vance Campbell and wife Gretchen of Lafayette, IN; and seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Karli and Tice Robinson, Joshua and Zachary Krupp, and Alexis and Madisen Campbell.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and four brothers, Lloyd, Curtis, Eugene and Ervin Buesking.

Donna Supernor
ARTHUR - Donna Louise Supernor, 54, of Arthur, died at 12:43 a.m. Monday (March 18, 2002) at the Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Arthur United Methodist Church, Arthur, with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery, Arthur.
She was born Dec. 14, 1947, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of Jesse and Blanche Carlson Supernor.
Survivors include her parents of Worcester, Mass.; four sons, James Hoffman and Jeffrey Hoffman, both of Oxford, Mass., Richard Hoffman of Hindsboro and John Krum of Worcester, Mass.; three daughters, Mary Hoffman of Worcester, Mass., Crystal Lloyd of Mattoon and Kimberly Lloyd of Arthur; three brothers, Steve Supernor of Worcester, Mass., Jesse Supernor of Texas and Alan Supernor of Okalahoma; one sister, Brenda Carlson of Worcester, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.
She was preceded in death by one daughter.
Mrs. Supernor was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at the Arthur Home, and a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women.
Memorials may be made to Arthur United Methodist Church or the Arthur Home.

Evelyn Webb
MATTOON - Evelyn B. Webb, 92, of Mattoon, died at 12:55 p.m. Monday (March 18, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

March 18, 2002
Roy Hudson
CHARLESTON - Roy Lee Hudson, 71, of Charleston, died at 7:36 a.m. Thursday (March 14, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Snider officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Coles County, the son of Roy Franklin and Lulu Blunk Hudson. He married Lee Ann Scribner in 1979; she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kadi Hudson of Charleston; two brothers, Bill Hudson of Charleston and Bob Hudson of Arcola; four sisters, Armilda Bieiejec of Lewiston, Idaho, Anita Shippy and Linda Swinford, both of Charleston, and Frances Stout of Albequerque, N.M.; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one son.
Mr. Hudson was a farmer, and had worked at Lake Land College and Community Unit 1 as a custodian. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to a college fund for his grandson, Jack Hudson, c/o Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

Robert Jackson
CLINTON, Ill. - Robert Lynn Jackson, 81, of Clinton, died at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday (March 13, 2002) at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Ill., with the Rev. J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
He was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Fred L. Jackson and Erma Gibson. He married Mary Lee Anderson in 1940; she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Rick and Rod Jackson, both of Mesa, Ariz., and Sidney Jackson of Maroa; five daughters, Lynda Hagler of Mesa, Ariz., Judith Smith and Cathy Burrow, both of Charleston, Sharon Roberts of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Ginny Carter of Clinton, Ill.; one brother, Kenneth Jackson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Walden and Shirley Rueff, both of Clinton, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Jackson was a farmer and worked at Revere Copper and Brass Company in Clinton, Ill., retiring in 1980 after 31 years of employment.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

Goldie Sowers
JEWETT - Goldie M. Sowers, 92, of rural Jewett, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday (March 14, 2002) at the Newton Rest Haven Nursing Home, Newton.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup, with the Rev. Irvin Figgins officiating. Burial will be in Jewett Cemetery, Jewett. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
She was born May 31, 1909, in Montrose, the daughter of Charles and Cora Bland Miller. She married Lee A. Sowers in 1924; he died in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Roy Sowers of Jewett and Burlin Sowers of Greenup; three daughters, Marjorie Brummer of Jewett, Doris Kingery of Manchester, Tenn., and Gen Jones of Newton; 22 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Sowers had worked at Ettelbrick Shoe Company.

RUTH (MIDDLETON) ARMSTRONG
CHARLESTON, IL - Ruth Evelyn (Middleton) Armstrong, age 76 of Charleston, passed away on Friday, March 15 (2002) at Hilltop Convalescent Center. Memorial Services celebrating her life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at Adams Funeral Chapel with Reverend Dr. Mark Prevo and Pastor Mike Southards officiating. Interment was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon.
Ruth was born October 9,1925 in Charleston the daughter of Virgil and Mabel (Banning) Middleton. On December 31, 1971 she married Edward Armstong in Charleston.
She is survived by one sister, Peggy Benge of Charleston; one half-brother, Charles Middleton of Inchon, South Korea; four nephews, John Benge and his wife Loretta, Jim Benge and his wife Jan, Scott Benge and his wife Dana, all of Charleston and Chris Benge and his wife Mary of Findlay, Illinois; three great nephews, Jason Benge of St. Louis, Missouri, Nikolas Tadic and Cory Benge, both of Charleston; and three great nieces, Jamie Benge and Taylor Benge, both of Charleston and Lisa Hardwick and her husband Walt of Neoga, Illinois. She was preceded by her husband, her parents and step-mother.
Ruth was a fifty-three year member of the First Christian Church in Charleston, a fifty year member of Eastern Star - Sopha C Chapter, a member of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Guild, a past member of Rebekah Lodge #66 and did volunteer work with RSVP. Many will remember Ruth from her thirty years at the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store or her position as Travel Coordinator of the Nifty Fifty Travel Club for the Oakland and Citizens National Banks. She gave freely of her time to her church, enjoyed traveling and cooking. She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, sister and a very special aunt.
In lieu of flowers, Ruth's family requests that memorial gifts in her honor be made to the American Heart Association or the First Christian Church Youth Fund. Memorial gifts may be made at the Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Glenn Garner
AMARILLO, TEXAS - Glenn A. Garner, 69, of Amarillo, Texas, died Friday (March 15, 2002) at his residence.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at the Kingdom Hall in Amarillo, Texas. The N.S. Griggs Funeral Home in Amarillo, Texas is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born Nov. 14, 1932 in rural Stewardson, the son of Orville and Oma Edwards Garner.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine of Amarillo, Texas; one son, Ike Garner; two daughters, Judy and Joyce; one brother, John Garner of California; four sisters, Thelma Melton of Clay City, Ky., Nada Newman of Frohna, Mo., Lulu Love of Bloomington and Sheila Renner of Stewardson; and several grandchildren.

Rollin Jones
LOVINGTON - Rollin A. "Buck" Jones, 79, of Lovington, died at 5:43 a.m. Sunday (March 17, 2002) at his residence.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Arthur Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitch Flesch officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. at the Elder Cemetery in Farina. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur.
He was born Feb. 23, 1923 in Kinmundy, the son of George L. and Fauna West Jones. He married Pearl M. Daughtery. She preceded him in death. He later married Marcella Ione Durbin. She also preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Nickey Welton of Lovington; one sister, Shirley High of Arthur; and 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Mr. Jones was a retired electrician for Bodine Electric in Decatur and a member of the IBEW Local #146 and Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Decatur.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, East Central Illinois Chapter, Champaign.

Blanche Taylor
CASEY - Blanche Marion Matheny Taylor, 88, of Casey, died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, (March 16, 2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. today at the Markwell Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev. Marvin Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 30, 1914 in Cumberland County, the daughter of William Arthur and Flora Alice Chrysler Matheny. She married Cash Edwin Taylor in 1937; he died in 1990.
Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Smith of Lima, Ohio and Donna Jones of Casey; one son, James H. Taylor of Bowling Green, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one great-grandson.
Mrs. Taylor was a cafeteria worker at Casey High School for over 28 years. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Casey and the Farm Bureau Ladies Home Extension.
Memorials may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church.

Ryan Mass
MATTOON - The memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Genevieve B. Ryan was held Saturday afternoon at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Father Herman J. Niebrugge celebrating. Private burial will be today at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lincoln. The Schilling Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The organist, Mrs. Linda Kirk, played and accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Julie Wilkerson, in singing, "On Eagle's Wings," Ave Maria," and "Panis Angelicus."
Mrs. Ryan 83, of Mattoon, died March 13, 2002 at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

March 16, 2002
Edna L. Anderson
MATTOON - Edna L. Anderson, age 75, of Mattoon, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002 at her residence.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 am. Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. John P. Besore officiating. Interment will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.
Edna was born July 31, 1926 in Cumberland, Wisconsin, a daughter of Amy and Anna Caliguire Zappa. She married Melvin A. Anderson on November 8, 1947 in Cumberland, Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband Mel of Mattoon; her children, Diane Thelen-Sager and husband James Sager of Portland, Oregon, Danny Anderson of Vancouver, Washington, Barb McAllister and husband Bob of Windsor, Karen Anderson-Nellis and husband Dale of Fishers, Indiana and Dave Anderson of Crest Hill. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Nate Thelen, Mandy McAllister, Caleb Anderson, Rob McAllister, Talia Thelen, Anna Nellis, Chris Nellis, Max Anderson and A. J. Nellis. Edna leaves two brothers, Emil Zappa and Bobby Zappa of St. Paul, Minnesota; three sisters, Adeline Grilli of St. Paul, Minnesota, Delores Ytreus of Bellflower, California, and Lucille Robinson of St. Paul, Minnesota. A brother, Raymond Zappa, preceded her in death.
Edna was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was an avid golfer, being a member of the Ladies Golf Association and great sports fan, especially University of Illinois sports. Painting and doing crochet work enjoyed her spare time. Edna was a member and two times Ladies Club Champion at the Mattoon Golf and Country Club and was affectionately known as a "Perennial Contender" in the tournament. She also enjoyed playing bridge and was a Life Master in the American Bridge League. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was also known as a good friend to her friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, or Lincolnland Hospice. www.mitchelljerdan.com

OTIS BURCHAM
Otis Thomas Burcham, age 92, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Charles Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until service time on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.
Otis was born September 25, 1909, in Allenville, a son of Sherman and Laura Watts Burcham. He married Fern Brining in 1931. She passed away in 1958. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Opal Brown, formerly of Kankakee.
He married Gertrude Hildebrand in 1964. Survivors include his beloved wife of thirty seven years, Gertrude Burcham of Port Charlotte, Florida; two sons, Thomas Burcham and wife Arlene of Mattoon and Dan Burcham and wife Sharon of Roswell, Georgia; one daughter, Carolyn Wilkins and husband Charles of West Milton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Tab Burcham, Chad Burcham, Noelle Fowler, Rebecca Harju, Christopher Wilkins, Kellye Schultz and Ashley Littrell; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Burcham was formerly President of Industrial Roofing in Mattoon from which he retired in 1979. He was a member of the Peace River Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, Wabash Masonic Lodge #179 of Etna and Odd Fellow Lodge #260 in Mattoon. Otis was a dedicated Christian man who served the Lord all his life, including serving as a deacon at the Faith Baptist Church in Mattoon.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, 6600 Cleveland Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33982.

JUNE GUINNEE
June Rosalie Guinnee, age 69, of Mattoon. passed away at 4:28 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday morning at the funeral home.
June was born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 30, 1932, a daughter of Harry and Josephine Hassler Helling. She married Robert L. Guinnee on December 15, 1951 He died on Friday morning, March 15, 2002, and his obituary follows hers. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Survivors include one son, Ron Guinnee and wife Marcy of Mattoon; five sisters, Evelyn Lawson and husband Paulus Sr. of Centralia, Mo., Ruth Reuter of Mattoon, Thelma Graber and husband Sam of Kissimmee, Fla., Shirley Garbe and husband Harold of Orlando, Fla., and Barbara Parkison and husband Arthur of Woodland, California; three grandchildren, Kathleen A. Chaney and husband Matthew, Kristin N. Guinnee and Brian S. Guinnee, all of Mattoon; three great-grandchildren, Justin A. Chaney, Logan M. Chaney and Brooklyn G. Chaney, all of Mattoon; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Guinnee was retired from Human Resources for American Pad and Paper Company in Mattoon. June was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mattoon and the American Business Women's Association,
Memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

ROBERT GUINNEE
Robert L. "Bob" Guinnee, age 72, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday morning at the funeral home.
Bob was born in Mattoon on February 27, 1930, a son of Roy R. and H. Myrtle Houston Guinnee. He married June Rosalie Helling on December 15, 1951. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2002.
Survivors include one son, Ron Guinnee and wife Marcy of Mattoon; one sister, Virginia V. Wyman of Mattoon; three grandchildren, Kathleen A. Chaney and husband Matthew, Kristin N. Guinnee and Brian S. Guinnee, all of Mattoon; three great-grandchildren, Justin A. Chaney, Logan M. Chaney and Brooklyn G. Chaney, all of Mattoon; and niece, Lynn Bennett and husband Jim of Mattoon.
Mr. Guinnee was retired from Blaw-Knox Construction Equipment Company in Mattoon after thirty-three years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

ART SOLHEIM
CHARLESTON, IL - Arthur "Art" Solheim, age 85 of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, March 16 (2002).
Visitation will be Tuesday morning (March 19) from 10:00-11:00 with Masonic Services to be conducted at 10:45 a.m. by members of Charleston Masonic Lodge #35, A.F. & A.M. Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. Private Services celebrating his life will be held at a later time with Pastor Robert Hackler officiating Entombment will be in Mound Cemetery.
Art was born July 20, 1916 in Orrin, North Dakota the son of Andrew and Anna (Nessa) Solheim. On July 13, 1943 he married Eula Beals in Missouri. She passed away on July 5,1981.
He is survived by one son, A.J. Solheim of Glenwood Illinois; two daughters, Ayree Solheim of Charleston and Shirley Sanders and her husband Dean of Benton Harbor, Michigan; two grandchildren, Josh Solheim of Grant Park, Illinois and Terry Sanders of St. Joseph, Michigan; two brothers, Oliver Solheim and his wife Elaine of Jamestown, North Dakota and T.A. (Ted) Solheim and his wife Ann of Minot, North Dakota; several nieces; his second wife, Dorothy; and a dear friend, Elaine Ooley of Bridgeton Missouri. He was preceded by Eula, his loving wife of thirty-eight years; his parents; one brother, Ed Solheim; and an infant sister.
Art and Eula were long-time members of the Charleston business community, having founded and operated Art's Electric for thirty-five plus years. He was a member of Charleston Masonic Lodge #35, A.F. & A.M., Valley of Danville Scottish Rite, Ansar Shrine, Charleston Moose Lodge #1388, Charleston Elks B.P.O.E. #623 and Charleston Country Club and a Member of the Board of Directors of Charleston Cemeteries, Inc. and Champion Federal Savings & Loan Association. Art was known as a "hard worker" in his business where he was tireless in his pursuit of customer satisfaction and in his hobbies which included flower gardening and yard work. A licensed pilot, he loved traveling and often his trips were made by air in his own airplane with him at the controls.
Art's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the Coles County Humane Society. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.



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