Obituaries for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002
Vernon N. "Skip" Dearnbarger
MATTOON -- Vernon N. "Skip" Dearnbarger, age 73, of Mattoon, passed
away at 8:49 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral
Home with Brother Tom Stelle officiating. Military rites by V.F.W. Post
4325 will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cooks Mills. Visitation will
be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Masonic Rites
at 3:45 p.m.
Skip was born July 5, 1929 at Chesterville, Illinois, a son of John
Thomas "Jack" and Minnie Dora Kroll Dearnbarger. He married Lyda Aline
Cole February 27, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Mattoon. She preceded
him in death November 12, 1983. He is survived by his children, Julianne
Stelle and husband Tom of Mattoon, Jon Dearnbarger of Decatur and Dr. Kurt
Michael Dearnbarger and wife Christina of Mattoon; sisters, Dorothy Smith
of Champaign and Joan Duncan and husband Don of Terre Haute, IN. Also surviving
are his grandchildren, Tiffany White, Christina Thomason, Matthew Ferguson,
Elizabeth Stelle, Andrew Cole Dearnbarger, Jessica Dearnbarger, Dalton
Lee, Mara Dearnbarger and Kaylee Dearnbarger; life-long friend, Eugene
"Shammy" Shambarger of Arcola and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Dearnbarger was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and
was a retired employee of Blaw Knox and Eastern Illinois University. He
was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mattoon Lodge #260 A.F. &
A.M., York and Scottish Rites, Ansar Shrine, Order of Eastern Star, White
Shrine of Jerusalem and had the honor of the York Rite Cross of Honor.
He also belonged to the American Legion Post #88, V.F.W Post 4325, the
Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs and was a special father of the pranksters
The family suggests planting a tree in memory of Vernon, or contributions
to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children.
SHELBYVILLE -- Judith Kay Graven, 55, of Shelbyville, formerly of Gays
and Windsor, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 17, 2002) at her residence.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lockart and Sons Funeral
Home, Shelbyville, with Rev. David Henry officiating assisted by Rev. Tom
Compton. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Jordan
Cemetery near Shelbyville.
She was born June 18, 1947, in Shelbyville, the daughter of James William
and Edna Mae Sain Manship. She married James Edward Graven in 1965; he
Other survivors include a son, Heath Graven of Shelbyville; daughters,
Stephanie Shadwell and Tiffanie Graven, both of Shelbyville; mother, Edna
Mae Clawson of Shelbyville; brothers, James Manship of Mt. Zion and Kevin
Manship of Shelbyville; and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Graven had worked at Revco, B & M Cafe, Mallory's in Pana
and performed maintenance at Lake Shelbyville. She was a member of the
Shelby County Historical and Genealogical Society. She had published several
books on genealogy that are in the Library of Congress and co-authored
"Shelbyville, Past and Present."
Memorials may be made to the Shelby County Historical and Genealogical
Society or Hospice of Dynamic Homecare of Charleston.
Geraldine O. Willis, age 80, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:10 a.m. on
Friday, October 18, 2002, at the Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana.
Graveside funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:30
p.m. on Monday at the Dodge Grove Cemetery with Vicki Uhl officiating.
No visitation is planned. The Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Willis was born October 12, 1922, in Olney, a daughter of the
Reverend Loren and Perna Mae Gayer Miller. She married Virgil Charles Willis
in 1947 and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by
her parents, her sister, Claudine White and one grandson, Matthew Troy
Survivors include her daughters, Raedell Susan Cahill and husband John
W. of Noblesville, Indiana and Brenda Hall and husband Art of Mattoon;
two grandsons, Eric Preston Hall of Champaign and Jon Michael Cahill of
Custer, South Dakota; three nieces, Vicki Uhl and husband Jim and Marcia
White, all of Mattoon and Patty Leathers of Flora; and a nephew, Jerry
White and wife Pat of Mattoon.
Mrs. Willis was a homemaker.
Memorials gifts may be made to the Matthew Cahill Scholarship Fund
care of Schilling Funeral Home.
MATTOON -- A memorial service for Robert Francis Penny was Friday
at the Schilling Funeral Home with Father Herman Niebrugge officating.
Personal remembrances were given by Mr. Penny's daughter, Debra S. Penny
and his fiancee, Sherry Tucker.
Musical selections included "Angels Among Us," "Dance," "Because You
Loved Me" and "Keeper Of the Stars."
Mr. Penny, 61, of Mattoon, died Oct. 13, 2002, at Sarah Bush Lincoln
Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 21, 2002
MONTROSE -- Adam Duane Abbott, 27, of Montrose, died Saturday (Oct.
19, 2002) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Toledo Christian Church
with Brother Jim Watts officiating. Burial will be in Mullens Cemetery,
rural Montrose. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bishop
He was born April 25, 1975 in Mattoon, the son of Doyle D. and Donna
Bueker Abbott. He married Amy Jo Hatten in 2000; she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Paige Abbott, at home; three
sons, Wyatt Charles, Tyler Duane and Dalton Michael Abbott, all at home;
his parents of Jewett; four brothers, Daniel Edward, Matthew Wayne and
David Dean Abbott, all of Jewett and James Franklin Abbott of Toledo; one
sister, Leta Fern Davis of Sullivan; and one grandfather, William Bueker
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Mr. Abbott was an employee of MB Contracting in Greenup.
Memorials may be made to the family.
SALEM -- Wallace O. "Cotton" Bray, 82, of Salem, died Saturday (Oct.
19, 2002) at Salem Township Hospital.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with
Pastor Larry J. Woodward and Greg Wright officiating. Burial will be in
Romine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Monday
at the funeral home.
He was born May 28, 1920 in Spruce Pine, Ala., the son of William Jackson
and Mary Borden Bray. He married Luevenia Scott in 1942; she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Wallace O. Bray, Jr. of Lithonia, Ga.
and Harold J. Bray of Centralia; five daughters, Betty Lou Woodward of
Iuka, Lynda Gordon, Cindi S. Graham, and Brenda Shipley, all of Salem and
Janet Mast of Humboldt; one sister, Carrie Mae Thompson of Jonesville,
Ind.; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers, two
sisters and one great-granddaughter.
Mr. Bray was a retired oil field worker and former driver for Johnson
Trucking and Henne Trucking.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Activity Center or the Romine Cemetery.
CHARLESTON -- Elwood Clark "Woody" Combs, 69, of Charleston, died at
8:40 p.m. Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Prairieview Care Center.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home
with the Rev. Phil Snider officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery,
rural Rardin. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Monday
at the funeral home.
He was born March 23, 1933 in rural Hindsboro, the son of Elmer and
Fern Frantz Combs.
Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Etta Howrey of Charleston and Frances
Halsey of Hindsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.
Mr. Combs was a union construction laborer and a member of the Antioch
Baptist Church in Oakland.
Billy J. France
Billy J. France, 73, of Shelbyville, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, October
19, 2002 in the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Danville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Greg Breeden officiating. Visitation
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with
military rites by the Macon County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to
the First Church of the Nazarene in Shelbyville, Macon County Honor Guard
for their van service program, or the Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. France was born August 14, 1929 in Oakland City, Indiana, the son
of Enos and Verna Barrett France. Billy was retired from Caterpillar Tractor
Company after 31 years of employment and was a member of Local 751 U.A.W.
and 751 Retiree Club. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean
War and a lifetime member of the D.A.V. He attended the First Church of
the Nazarene, Shelbyville. He married Lois Hedges on June 25, 1948.
Surviving are his wife, Lois; two daughters, Connie Butler and husband
Louis of Mattoon and Cindy Gregg and husband Darrell of Clarksburg; one
son, Kevin Brent France of Mattoon; four grandchildren, Tina Butler Karbach
and husband Brian of Camargo; Kyle Butler and wife Belinda of Carbondale,
Rachel Gregg Banfield and husband Travis of Brownwood, TX and Ryan France
of Blue Mound; and two great grandchildren, Kelsey Karbach and Kaylee Karbach
both of Camargo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Tonya Renea
Butler; and five half-brothers, Artho, Tom, Ermal and Lowell France and
Condolences may also be e-mailed to the France family at email@example.com.
DECATUR -- Minerva M. "Jean" Gallagher, 93, of Decatur, died Friday
(Oct. 18, 2002).
The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation will
be from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 13, 1909 in Brownstown, the daughter of Fred and
Alma Burquist Lowentrout. She married Arthur C. Gallagher; he died in 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn Collings of Mattoon; one son, William
Gallagher of Decatur; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, four
stepgreat-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one
Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
MATTOON -- Grace Ellen Mohler, 95, of Mattoon, died at 5:01 p.m. Thursday
(Oct. 17, 2002) at her daughter's residence in Lafayette, La.
Arrangements are pending at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.
ALEXANDER CITY, ALA. -- Christina "Sue" Perry, 53, of Alexander City,
Ala., formerly of Casey, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 18 2002) at a family
member's residence in Rose Hill.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville
with the Rev. Tom Mattson officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation
will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1949 in Martinsville, the daughter of James Russell
and Wilma Nell Craig Cook. She married Larry Perry; he survives.
Also surviving are one son, Larry Vincent "Bub" Perry of Jackson Gap,
Ala.; one daughter, Angela H. Cook of Huntsville, Ala.; her father, of
Rose Hill; two brothers, James Cook of Toledo and Bill Cook of Rose Hill;
five sisters, Janice Hammer and Judy Bolin, both of Rose Hill, Glenda Montgomery
of Martinsville, and Linda Deadmond and Lisa Miller, both of Toledo; and
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Mrs. Perry was a member of the New Life Christian Church in Alexander
City, Ala. and the First Christian Church in Casey.
Thomas C. Phee
CHARLESTON, IL -- Thomas C. Phee, age 73 of Charleston, passed away
on Saturday, October 19 (2002) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. The
Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. today (Monday,
October 21) at St. Philip Neri Chapel in the Newman Catholic Center, 500
Roosevelt Avenue in Charleston. Father Chris Brey will preside. Visitation
will be held prior to the Funeral Mass, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Adams
Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, also in Charleston. Interment with
Military Rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars
Paul McVey Post 1592 of Charleston, will be held in Roselawn Cemetery.
Torn was born September 27, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Clifford
Thomas and Irene (Martin) Phee. In 1955 he married Joan Pilotte in Chicago
who preceded him in death earlier this year on April 27.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Phee and his wife Carol Karon of
Norden, California and Martin Phee and his wife Jennifer of Naperville,
Illinois; seven daughters, Irene Rundblom and her husband Don of Wheaton,
Illinois, Nancy Steiskal and her husband Mike and Joan Phee, all of Charleston,
Mariruth Gorgol and her husband Brett of Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin, Jane Phee
of West Chicago, Illinois, Kathy Moore and her husband Jim of Hillsborough,
New Jersey and Barbara Tormaschy and her husband Kelly of Austin, Texas,
and; ten grandchildren. He was also preceded by his parents and one sister,
A man of faith, Tom was a member of the Newman Catholic Center in Charleston.
Together with his church, his family of nine children and ten grandchildren
were the focus of his life. Many of the gifts given his family were the
results of his woodworking expertise--jewelry and toy boxes were his specialty.
He also enjoyed vegetable gardening.
Tom was a Military Veteran, having served with the United States Army
during the Korean Conflict. He was a retiree from Allied Rods In Pennsylvania.
Tom's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to Nancy
Steiskal as Trustee for the Stephanie Phee College Education Trust. Gifts
may be left on the Memorial Table at the Visitation or Funeral Mass, or
mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois
[See funeral notice below]
MATTOON -- LaBerta Stewart, 80, of Mattoon, died at 4:28 p.m. Sunday
(Oct. 20, 2002) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.
Arrangements are pending at the Schilling Funeral Home.
MATTOON -- Don B. Swineford, 83, of Mattoon, died at 7 am. Sunday (Oct.
20, 2002) at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Schilling Funeral Home.
MATTOON -- The funeral for Virginia S. Potocki was held Saturday
morning at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Dickinson
officiating. Burial was in Dodge Grove Cemetery. The Schilling Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The organist, Phyllis Dickinson, played "Heart to Heart," "Spirit of
God,"and "Descend Upon My Heart."
The pallbearers were Dick Evans, Tom Duffy, Matt Ritta, Broncho Marinkovich,
David Givins and John Stempien.
Mrs. Potocki, 79, of Sun City, Ariz., died Oct. 16, 2002, at Mattoon
Health Care Center.
Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002
WINDSOR -- Delosse Evans, 96, of Windsor, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday
(Oct. 21, 2002) at Sullivan Health Care.
Arrangements are incomplete at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.
MATTOON -- Marion Gordon, 91, of Mattoon, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday
(Oct. 20, 2002) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.
WEST LIBERTY -- Mildred Catherine Helregel, 90, of rural West Liberty,
died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Burgin Manor in Olney.
The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church
in Ste. Marie with Father Alan McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in
St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Visitation will be one hour prior to
the service at the church. The Buchanan Funeral Home of Newton is in charge
She was born Aug. 31, 1912, in rural Jasper County, the daughter of
Thomas R. and Catherine "Kate" (Yager) Gowin. She married Edward C. Helregel
in 1932; he died in 1976.
Survivors include sons, Donald Helregel of Lexington, Ky., and Robert
Helregel of Ste. Marie; daughters, Marilyn Huss of Loami, Dorothy Mathious
of Burbank, Calif., Judith Millsap of Ste. Marie; a brother, Paul Gowin
of Mattoon; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son and one brother.
Mrs. Helregel was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church and Ste. Marie American Legion Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ste. Marie.
CHARLESTON -- Kathleen M. Millsap, 92, of Charleston, died at 4:50
a.m. Monday (Oct. 21, 2002) at Mattoon Health Care Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.
Grace Ellen Mohler
MATTOON -- Grace Ellen Mohler, age 95, of Mattoon, passed away quietly
at 5:01 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002 after a brief illness. She was
living with her daughter and family at Lafayette, Louisiana at the time
of her death.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday
at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating.
Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Grace was born February 28, 1907 at Jewett, Illinois, a daughter of
Bert and Charlotte Shaffer Hallett. She married Charles F. Mohler December
25, 1926 in Mattoon, he preceded in death in 1967. She leaves behind two
daughters, Phyllis Ann Collins of Lafayette, LA, and Norma Jean Rinesmith
of Orlando, FL; four grandsons, David Rinesmith of Orlando, FL, Steve Rinesmith
of Honolulu, HI, Timothy L. Collins of Breaux Bridge, LA and Daniel E.
Collins of Lafayette, LA; a grand-daughter, Cynthia R. Robicheaux of Maurice,
LA and one great-granddaughter, Heather N. Robicheaux of Maurice, LA. A
brother, Don Hallett of Lerna, IL and sister, Opal Irene Jorgenson of Mattoon
also survive as well as several nieces and nephews.
Grace was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon
and had retired from the Brown Shoe Company in Mattoon after thirty years.
MATTOON -- LaBerta "Bert" Stewart, 80, of Mattoon, died at 4:20 p.m.
Sunday (Oct. 20, 2002) at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral
Home with the Rev. Steve Massengill officiating. Burial will be in the
Zion Hill Cemetery, southwest of Mattoon. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Wednesday
until service time at the funeral home.
She was born June 21, 1922, in Jasper County, a daughter of Paul and
Mary Inez French Faught. She married Marion Lowrance. She later married
William Stewart; he died in 1961.
Survivors include three daughters Mary Cordes of Mattoon, Sharon Anderson
of Tuscola and Ann Helmuth of Charleston; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sons, one sister and one grandson.
Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker.
Donavon B. "Don" Swinford, age 83, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:00
a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday
at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating.
Burial with military rites by V.F.W. Post 4325 will follow in the Rest
Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. this
(Tuesday) evening at the funeral home with Masonic rites beginning at 7:00
Don was born May 11, 1919, in Ashmore, a son of Charles "C.W." and
Ferne Waters Swinford. He married Betty L. Sheets on June 12, 1948.
Survivors include his loving wife, Betty L. Swinford of Mattoon; two
daughters, Pam Laue and husband David of Mattoon and Doreen Smith and husband
Steven of Norman, Oklahoma; two brothers, Theron D. Swinford and wife Betty
K. of Mattoon and Charles M. Swinford and wife Marilyn of Phoenix, Arizona;
two sisters, Zeola Helton of Windsor and Ina Marie Hildebrande of Farina;
three grandsons, Mark J. McKay and Tyler C. Smith, both of Norman, Oklahoma
and Todd C. Smith of Mattoon; one great-grandson, Ethan Myles Smith of
Mattoon; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion,
He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Mr. Swinford was employed as an electrician with Mattoon Community
Unit Two School District from which he retired after twenty-seven years.
He was also owner/operator of Swinford Electric. He was a U.S. Navy veteran
of World War II and a life long member of the V.F.W. Post 4325. Don was
also a member of the First Baptist Church, the Electrician Hall, Masonic
Order of Windsor #322, Eagles Club and former member of the Moose.
Memorial gifts may be made to Dynamic Homecare Hospice or the First
CHARLESTON -- The funeral for Elwood C. "Woody" Combs was Monday
at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Snider officiating.
Burial was in Union Cemetery, rural Rardin.
The organist, Alice Jayne Swickard, played "In the Garden," "Amazing
Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Last Mile of the Way."
The pallbearers were David and Robert Howrey, Aron and Leslie Combs,
Darrel Lee and David Swickard.
Mr. Combs, 69, of Charleston died Oct. 18, 2002, at Prairie View Care
MATTOON -- The funeral for Vernon N. "Skip" Dearnbarger was
Monday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Brother Tom Stelle officiating.
A Masonic service was conducted by Mattoon Lodge 260 AF and AM members:
Acting Worshipful Master Lowell Davis, Acting Chaplain Chuck Cole and Acting
Secretary Dean Huffman. Burial with military rites was in Pleasant Grove
Cemetery, Cooks Mills. Participating in the military rites were VFW Post
4325 members Joe Matthews, commander; Joel "Doc" DuFrain, chaplain; Loy
Shook, Tuny Cox, Harry Orsborn, Gene Noffke, honor guard; Carl Kuhl, Lloyd
McConnell, Gene Hampson, Robert Lawrence, Murphy Hott and John Daily, rifle
squad; Jim Crowder, rifle squad commander; and John Roetker, bugler.
The organist, Ardys Carpenter, played and sang, "How Great Thou Art,"
"Amazing Grace" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus."
The pallbearers were Jeff Clark, Richard Cross, Todd Thomason, Otis
White, Tim Cone and Mitch Weemer.
Mr. Dearnbarger, 73, of Mattoon, died Oct. 17, 2002, at Sarah Bush
Lincoln Health Center.
CHARLESTON -- The funeral for Thomas C. Phee was held at 3 p.m.
Monday at St. Philip Neri Chapel in the Newman Catholic Center in Charleston
with Father Chris Brey presiding.
Interment with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the VFW
Paul McVey Post 1592 was held at Roselawn Cemetery. Honor Guard members
participating included Henry Bough, detail commander; Robert Holmes, chaplain;
Jack Beabout and George Talbott, flag folders; Reggie Replogle and Dave
Swickard, buglers, Pete Ogden and Bob Woodyard, color guard; Willis McKinney
and Augie Tyni, color bearers; and Boyd Bridges, Darrell Eaton, John Harwood,
Earl Holmes, Bob Jones and Jim Nickell, riflemen.
Sheila Doak, pianist, provided the prelude and postlude music and accompanied
Sherry Lanham, cantor, who also led the congregation in their singing of
"Be Not Afraid," "In the Garden," "On Eagle's Wings" and "Shephard Me O'
Mr. Phee of Charleston, 73, died Oct. 19, 2002, at Sarah Bush Lincoln
MATTOON -- A graveside service for Geraldine O. Willis was Monday
at Dodge Grove Cemetery with Vicki Uhl officiating. The Schilling Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
The pallbearers were Art and Eric Hall, Brad Sullivan, John Schilling,
J. Edward Schniers and Bill Dubuc.
Mrs. Willis, 80, of Mattoon, died Oct. 18, 2002, at Riverview Hospital
in Noblesville, Ind.