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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 Center.
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 Motorcycle Club.
The family suggests planting a tree in memory of Vernon, or contributions to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children.

Judith Graven
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 survives.
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 Willis
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 Cahill.
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.

Penny service
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 Health Center.

Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 21, 2002

Adam Abbott
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 Funeral Home.
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 of Toledo.
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.

Wallace Bray
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.

Elwood Combs
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 Gerald Miller.
Condolences may also be e-mailed to the France family at conniesb67@hotmail.com.

Minerva Gallagher
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 grandson.
Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Grace Mohler
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.

Christina Perry
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 four grandchildren.
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, Barb Phee.
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 61920.
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LaBerta Stewart
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.

Don Swineford
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.

Potocki service
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

Delosse Evans
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.

Marion Gordon
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.

Mildred Helregel
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 of arrangements.
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.

Kathleen Millsap
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.

LaBerta Stewart
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.

Don Swinford
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 p.m.
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, Zeus.
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 Baptist Church.

Combs service
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 Center.

Dearnbarger service
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.

Phee service
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' God."
Mr. Phee of Charleston, 73, died Oct. 19, 2002, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Willis service
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.


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