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Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Darrell Fraembs
MATTOON - Darrell G. Fraembs, 62, of Mattoon, formerly of Chester, died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday (June 25, 2000) at his residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Chester, with the Rev. Mark Willig officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester. Visitation will be 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Schroeder-McClure Funeral Chapel.
He was born May 31, 1938, in Chester, the son of Ervin George and Dora Eilers Fraembs. He married Joyce Shaw in 1961; she survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Chester; two sons, Donald Fraembs of Fullerton, Calif., and David Fraembs of Lorado, Texas; one daughter, Deborah Fraembs of Barrington; one brother, Neil Fraembs of Las Cruces, N.M.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.
Mr. Fraembs was a local delivery truck driver. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Chester.
Memorials may be made to the church or to the American Cancer Society.

Glen Hampsten
YALE - Glen C. Hampsten, 76, of Yale, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup.

Laverne Herschberger
Lamar Herschberger
ARCOLA - Laverne Ray and Lamar Jay Herschberger, infant twin sons, of Howard and Dorothy (Jess) Herschberger passed away at 6 p.m. Friday (June 23, 2000) at Provena Covenant Hospital in Urbana.
The funeral was Saturday at the family residence in Arcola, with Bishop Daniel Otto officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
The twins were born June 23, 2000, at Provena Covenant Hospital.
Surviving are their parents of Arcola; grandparents, Omer E. and Susanna Marie Gingerich Jess, and Levi J.D. and Lizzie Ann Miller Herschberger, all of Arthur; great-grandparents, Ervin L. and Sovilla D. Kaufman, and Jess Sovilla E. Yoder Gingerich, all of Arthur.
They were preceded in death by paternal grandparents and maternal great-grandfather.

Larry LeCrone
SULLIVAN - Larry M. LeCrone, 64, of Sullivan, died at 3:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Graveside services with military rites will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Camfield Cemetery, northwest of Sullivan. There will be no visitation. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested in care of the family or to the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Mr. LeCrone was born on May 4, 1936, in Kirksville, the son of Frank N. and Bertha Marble LeCrone. He retired as assistant food service administrator from the Illinois Masonic Home in 1998 and was a food service administrator at Eastern Illinois University for 10 years. He was a retired G-Sgt. in the U.S.M.C. Among the many medals he received were two purple hearts and a bronze star. He retired from the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve in 1985. He was a member of the American Legion Post #68 in Sullivan; V.F.W. Post #6410, the Geo. A. Sentel Lodge # 764. He married Reta Ray on December 29, 1970, in Jacksonville, N.C. and she survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Bertha LeCrone of Kirksville; sons, Frank LeCrone and wife Chris of Tucumcari, N.M; Rob LeCrone of Kirksville; Charley LeCrone and wife Lindsay of Champaign; brothers, Ed LeCrone and wife Darlene of Marengo; Max LeCrone and wife Mary of Marshall; sister, Janet Freeman and husband Barry of Insbrook, MO; one granddaughter, Veronica LeCrone of Tucumcari, NM; one nephew and four nieces and their families.
He was preceded in death by his father.

William Level
CHARLESTON - William Oscar Level, 88, of Champaign died at 6:15 p.m. Monday (June 26, 2000) at Carle Arbour Nursing Center, Savoy.
The funeral will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Markwell Funeral Chapel in Westfield, with the Rev. Roger Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel in Westfield.
He was born April 10, 1912, in Coles County, the son of James Otis and Mary Edna Ashby Level. He married Mary E. Drake in 1936; she died in 1994.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Level of Champaign, and one sister, June Bowerman of Calvert City, Ky.
He was also preceded in death by one son and two brothers.
Mr. Level was a building contractor and a World War II army veteran. He was a member of the OSS, the Westfield Baptist Church, Westfield, and the Mattoon Carpenters Union No. 347 for over 59 years.

William McBride
WESTFIELD - William R. McBride, 71, of Westfield died at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Markwell Funeral Home in Casey.

William Moore
PHILO - William L. "Jim" Moore, 89, of Philo, formerly of rural Palestine, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday (June 26, 2000) at the home of his daughter in Philo.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union, with the Rev. George Meese officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, north of Palestine. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral chapel.
He was born July 23, 1910, in Crawford County, the son of John E. and Edith Jordan Moore.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mia) Hasler of Philo; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Mr. Moore was retired from Carday Associates of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Clark County American Legion Post No. 90 at Marshall, the Elks Lodge No. 911 of Sullivan, Ind., and Heat and Frost Asbestos Workers Local 18 at Indianapolis, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the Provena Covenant Hospice Care Program.

Daisy Rauch
SULLIVAN - Daisy T. Jeffers Rauch, 91, of Sullivan, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday (June 26, 2000) in the Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan.
A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Camfield Cemetery, Sullivan, with the Rev. Mike Brandenburger officiating. There will be no visitation. The Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born March 15, 1909, the daughter of Harrison and Mary Howe Jeffers. She married Frank H. Rauch 1929; he died in 1989.
Surviving are two sons, Bill and Robert Rauch, both of Sullivan; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Price of Sullivan and Mrs. Sharon Jones of Lovington; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and one grandson.
Mrs. Rauch was retired from the Brown Shoe Company, Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to donor's choice.

Frances Shirley
STRASBURG - Frances I. Shirley, 49, of Strasburg, formerly of Mattoon, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at home.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home in Charleston.

John Williams
CASEY - John E. Williams, 83, of Casey, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Heartland Manor Nursing Center in Casey.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Markwell & Son Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Dan Bell officiating. Burial with graveside military rites will be held in Washington Street Cemetery, Casey. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Freelandville, Ind., a son of Claude and Mary Prisille McRae Williams. He married Carolyn I. Garrett in 1960; she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Cindy Ingram of Ridge Farm; one stepdaughter, Phyllis Dunn of Casey; three sons, John Williams Jr. of Toledo, David Williams of Hutsonville and Robert Williams of Demotte, Ind.; one stepson, Lee Duckworth of Toledo; four brothers, Harvey and Walter Williams of Washington, Ind., Donald Williams of Fergus Falls, Minn., and Glendon Williams; five sisters, Faye Meeker of Robinson, Shirley Speth of Vincennes, Norma Lucas of Hanover, Ind., Glenda Lamb and Imogene Morri; 9 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Mr. Williams was a World War II and Korean War army veteran. He was a retired farm hand.

Tuesday, June 27, 2000
Mildred C. Andrews
ARKADELPHIA, AR. - Mildred C. Andrews, 91, of Arkadelphia, AR, formerly of Ashmore and Charleston, died Friday, June 23, 2000, died at Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia, AR.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Caudill-King Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Hardway officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 9, 1908, in Seven Hickory Township, the daughter of James W. and Grace Jarvis Hardway. She married James Andrews in 1928; he died in 1982.
Survivors include three sons, William L. Andrews and wife Grace of Lincoln, Neb., Charles T. Andrews and wife Mary of Fredricksburg, TX, and James Andrews and wife Becky of Arkadelphia, AR; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister.
Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Ashmore First Presbyterian Church and attended the First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia. She was also a member of the Ashmore Order of Eastern Star.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ashmore.

Mary Ellington
CHARLESTON - Mary E. Ellington, 97, of Charleston, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday (June 26, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

Mae Geffs
ROBINSON - Mae Geffs, 87, of Oblong, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday (June 26, 2000) at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Markwell and Son Funeral Home in Casey, with the Rev. Tom Haines officiating. Burial will be in the Bellair Cemetery, Bellair. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born June 30, 1912, in Moonshine, the daughter of James A. and Lou Ella Bennett Smith. She married James Bruce Geffs in 1934; he died in 1963.
Surviving are one son, Paul Geffs of Oblong; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Geffs was a homemaker and a member of the Walnut Chapel Church of Christ.

Vikki Hutson
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Vikki Lemons Hutson, 28, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Charleston, died Sunday (June 25, 2000) at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, Tenn., from injuries sustained in an accident.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Rutherford officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Coffee County, Tenn. Visitation will be 5 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
She was born in Charleston, the daughter of James B. and Frances Oween Beach Lemons. She married Chris Hutson; he survives.
Also surviving are her parents of Manchester, Tenn.; three sisters, Cathy Clough of Mattoon, Cindy Kuhn of Chicago and Connie Buckner of Manchester, Tenn.; a brother, Terry Wayne Lemons of Charleston; and her grandmother, Thelma Lemons of Manchester, Tenn.
Mrs. Hutson was a dental hygienist.
Memorial donations may be made to the AEDC Credit Union Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Richard W. Lawson
CHARLESTON - Dr. Richard W. Lawson, age 68, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Services celebrating Richard's life will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. with Reverend Dale Beck officiating at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held at Garrett Funeral Home, 303 North Washington Street in Titusville, Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, June 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and graveside services will be conducted on Friday, June 30, 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Titusville.
Richard was born March 2, 1932 in Warren, Pennsylvania the son of Clarence and Elsie Lindstrom Lawson. He married Dorothy Bloomster on August 18, 1957 in Clarion, Pennsylvania.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Charleston; three daughters, Pamela Moore and her husband Douglas of Sheridan, Wyoming, Kris Lawson of Onalaska, Wisconsin and Rebecca Lawson of Sullivan, and several family pets. He was preceded by his parents.
From 1964 to 1997, Richard was a Professor of Library Science at Eastern Illinois University. Prior to his tenure at Eastern, he served as an Assistant Professor of Library Science at Indiana University and Librarian at Slippery Rock State College in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Mansfield State College in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and Girard High School in Girard, Pennsylvania. Many Charleston area residents will remember him as the owner of D & D Hobbies. Richard was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston, a lifetime member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, and was a former member of the Charleston Community Summer Band Program and the Erie, Pennsylvania Demolay and Past President of the Charleston High School Band Parents Association. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Clarion State College in Clarion, Pennsylvania, his Master's Degree from Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his PhD from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He also attended Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois.
Memorials in honor of Richard may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston, the Charleston Community Summer Band Program or the First United Methodist Church of Clarion, Pennsylvania in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 84, Charleston, IL 61920.

Larry LeCrone
SULLIVAN - Larry M. LeCrone, 64, of Sullivan, died at 3:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Graveside services with military rites will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Camfield Cemetery, northwest of Sullivan. There will be no visitation. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested in care of the family or to the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Mr. LeCrone was born on May 4, 1936, in Kirksville, the son of Frank N. and Bertha Marble LeCrone. He retired as assistant food service administrator from the Illinois Masonic Home in 1998 and was a food service administrator at Eastern Illinois University for 10 years. He was a retired G-Sgt. in the U.S.M.C. Among the many medals he received were two purple hearts and a bronze star. He retired from the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve in 1985. He was a member of the American Legion Post #68 in Sullivan; V.F.W. Post #6410, the Geo. A. Sentel Lodge # 764. He married Reta Ray on December 29, 1970, in Jacksonville, N.C. and she survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Bertha LeCrone of Kirksville; sons, Frank LeCrone and wife Chris of Tucumcari, N.M; Rob LeCrone of Kirksville; Charley LeCrone and wife Lindsay of Champaign; brothers, Ed LeCrone and wife Darlene of Marengo; Max LeCrone and wife Mary of Marshall; sister, Janet Freeman and husband Barry of Insbrook, MO; one granddaughter, Veronica LeCrone of Tucumcari, NM; one nephew and four nieces and their families.
He was preceded in death by his father.

Bud Powers
CHARLESTON - Edward H. "Bud" Powers, age 81, of Charleston, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his residence.
The graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. No visitation is planned. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bud was born in Mattoon on September 11, 1918, a son of William C. and Kathryn Powers. He married Martha Emaline Turner on November 17, 1940.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Emaline Powers of Charleston; one great-nephew, Richard H. Paugh, four great-nieces, Tracey M. Paugh, Stacey R. Paugh, Cindy S. Paugh and Kathy J. Paugh all of Morrow Ohio.
Mr. Powers was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Wilma Jean Cross and one niece, Donna Paugh.
Mr. Powers was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WW II and Korea. He retired as a foreman from Young's Radiator in 1978 after thirty years of service. After retiring Bud and his wife Martha owned and operated the Redstone Kennel in rural Charleston for many years. Bud traveled extensively to judge dog shows. He was a member of the American Kennel Club.
Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Howard Tipton
ARTHUR - Howard L. Tipton, 63, of Arthur, died at 1:25 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2000, in his home.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist Church, Arthur, with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery, Arthur. Memorials may be made to the Arthur Ambulance and EMT's or the Arthur Lions Club.
Mr. Tipton was born on January 13, 1937, in Decatur, the son of Jesse and Mary Winholz Tipton. Mr. Tipton was the retired owner and chef of the Old Heidelberg" restaurant in Arthur. He was a member of the Garfield Baptist Church in Decatur, treasure of the Illinois Chef's Association, treasure of the sportsman club, Arthur. He married Maxine Hunnicutt on June 9, 1967 in Decatur; she survives.
Also surviving are sons; Harold Hunnicutt of Valpariso, IN, Richard Tipton and wife Katie of Moweaqua; Alan Tipton of Decatur, Robert Tipton and wife Ginny of Assumption; daughters, Jeannie Schaal and husband Steve of Decatur; Kathy Tipton of Nashville, TN; brother, Tom Tipton of Decatur; sister-in-law, Barb Tipton of Decatur; nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved grandmother and two brothers.

Monday, June 26, 2000
Charles Cline
CLINTON - Charles H. "Hank" Cline, 57, of Clinton, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday (June 24, 2000) at his residence.

Ira Duncan
MATTOON - Ira Floyd Duncan, 91, of Mattoon, died at 2:05 a.m. Saturday (June 24, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Thomas Ghast
DEXTER, KY. - Thomas Ghast, 70, of Dexter, Ky., formerly of Nikiski, Alaska and Cumberland County, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at Murray County Hospital in Murray, Ky.

Donald Morrison
Donald Eugene Morrison, age 71, of Mattoon, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2000, at his residence.

Edward Powers
CHARLESTON - Edward "Bud" Powers, 81, of Charleston, died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at his residence.



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