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Obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002

Delosse Evans
WINDSOR -- Delosse Evans, 96, of Windsor, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday (October 21, 2002) in the Sullivan Health Care Center, Sullivan.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday (October 25, 2002) in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials: Donor's Choice.
He was born on April 26, 1906, in Douglas County, the son of Spencer and Margaret Ann Hacker Evans. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor. He married Faith E. King on September 16, 1937, in Moultrie County.
He is survived by his wife, Faith of Windsor; daughter, Kathryn Nichols and husband Jiles of Sullivan; brother, Kenneth Evans of Sigel; grandson, Brian Nichols of Tampa, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, two brothers.
He was a farmer, enjoying that life way beyond the age of retirement.

Marion Gordon
MATTOON -- Marion Gordon, age 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2002 at her residence.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Marvin Flowers, Minister officiating. Interment will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Marion was born October 1, 1911 at Mattoon, Illinois, a daughter of Joseph G. and Dicy Beatty Mason. She married Donald P. Gordon at Fairbury, Illinois; he preceded her in death in 1987. She is survived by two special nieces, Janeice Allison of Charleston and Mrs. Carol (Allen) Poole of Altamonte Springs, Florida. A brother, two nieces and three nephews preceded her in death.
Marion was a retired legal secretary for Harlan Heller, Ltd. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Elk's Lodge. A very active Republican, she contributed generously to numerous causes. Marion will be greatly missed by her many friends in Mattoon and Winter Haven, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Land College Foundation.

Claire Lane
TUSCOLA -- Claire T. Lane, 86, of Tuscola died at 7:25 p.m., Monday (Oct. 21, 2002) at the Boxwood Health Care Center, Newman.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, in Tuscola, with Father Allen Kemme officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Tuscola, with a 5:30 p.m. vigil service. Burial will be in the Tuscola Cemetery with military rites.
He was born July 3, 1916, in Cavour, S.D., the son of Jediah T. and Helen V. Knox Lane. He married Dolores G. Teeters in 1942 ; she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, David Lane of Mound, Minn., Donald Lane of Hutchinson, Kan., one daughter, Judith Tharp of Newman; one brother, Maurice Lane of Sun City West, Ariz.; one sister, Betty Weber of Salem, S.D.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Mr. Lane retired from USI-Quantum Chemical Co., Tuscola, in 1983 as an electrician. He was a member of the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuscola, International Brotherhood of Operating Engineers Local 515, Tuscola Moose Lodge and was a 50-year member of the American Legion. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Decatur.

Kathleen M. Millsap
CHARLESTON -- Kathleen M. Millsap, 92, of Charleston, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2002 at Mattoon Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 24, 2002 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Pastor Randall Taggart officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Kathleen was born August 4, 1910 at Corydon, Indiana, daughter of Loren and Belva Binkley Hendershot. She married Roy F. Millsap in 1943 at St. Charles, MO; he preceded her in death in 1987. Survivors include one son: John Maloy and wife Jean of Oakwood, IL; one sister, Helen Keller of Monroe, NC; five grandchildren: Michael W. Maloy of Tolono, IL, Timothy Maloy of Charleston, Terry Vanzant of Charlotte, NC, John M. Maloy of Centerville, OH, and Shirley Maloy of Oakwood, IL. Eight great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, one brother, one sister, one granddaughter, and one great-grandson.
Kathleen worked at Brown Shoe Company for more than twenty-five years. She was a member of the Coles County Home Extension and Friends Helping Friends.

Warren Pruitt
MATTOON -- Warren Gregory "Greg" Pruitt, 53, of Mattoon died at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at his residence.
No service will be conducted. Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 27, 1948, in Mattoon, a son of Warren Pruitt and Pauline Goodwin Boose Pruitt. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Pruitt had worked at Link Clinic in Mattoon. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war.

William Roome
TOLEDO -- William "Bill" Roome, 80, of Toledo, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 22, 2002) at his residence.
A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mullen Cemetery, rural Toledo. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Barkley Funeral Home in Toledo.
He was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Sheldon, a son of Mel and Stella Stevens Roome. He married Doris Smith in 1946; she died in 1995.
Other survivors include two sons, Gerald and Gary Roome, both of Toledo; one sister, Opal Dutton of Springfield; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Mr. Roome was a retired mechanic and an Army veteran of WW II.

Bret Stephens
CHARLESTON -- Bret Robert Stephens, infant son of Robert and Tamara Stephens of Charleston, died at 10 p.m. Monday, (Oct. 21, 2002) at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria.
A private graveside service will be conducted. The Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his father and mother of Charleston; twin sister, Ava Renee of Charleston; grandparents, Dan and Jeanine Rutherford of Decatur, Marsha Guynn of Decatur, Don and Gladys Stephens of Sumner; great-grandmother, Claribel Rutherford of Decatur; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Phyllis Stewart
CHARLESTON, IL -- Phyllis Stewart, of Charleston, Illinois, passed away on 10/17/02 at her residence. Phyllis was born on August 9, 1923, in Viola, WI, the daughter of Harvey Sandford and Freda Jewel. Phyllis grew up in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from West Division High School in 1940. She then entered nurses training at Mizacordia College in Milwaukee. Phyllis entered the Marine Corps in 1942 and served until the end of WW II in 1945. In 1947 she married Virgil Stewart of Richland Center, WI. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1996. Surviving are her three children, Sue Robertson of Charleston, IL; two sons, Richard Stewart of Charleston, IL and Steven Stewart of Mattoon, IL. Also surviving are four grandsons, Kevin Black of Jonesboro, AR, Chad Black of Richland Center, WI, Matthew and Greg Stewart of Charleston, IL. She had five great-grandchildren, Megan, Amanda and Savanah Black of Jonesboro, and Aaron and Angelica Black of Richland Center, WI. Phyllis was a veteran of WW II and Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star in Waukon, Iowa. She, at one time, had several dance studios up and down the Mississippi River and was active in the Methodist Church in Waukon, Iowa. She loved to travel, dance and play tennis as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at the Lunenschloss-Hansen Funeral Home, 172 South Church St., Richland Center, WI, Pastor Craig Peach will officiate, and burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery with military graveside rites by the local veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30.

Rosemary Winings
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Rosemary J. Winings, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Findlay and Mattoon, died at 7:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the First Christian Church in Findlay with Rev. Andy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Findlay Cemetery, Arrangements are by Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Findlay.
She was born November 21, 1925 in Benton, Ill., the daughter of Percy and Ruby Dunaway Parr.
She was a graduate of Findlay High School and Brown Business College in Decatur. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Findlay. She was formerly employed by Sta-Rite Ginnie Lou in Shelbyville and retired from Motorola in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Surviving are sons Terry Winings of Tower Lakes and James Winings of Springfield; sisters, Betty Clausen of Vandalia, Joan Herron of Findlay and Janet Herron of Shelbyville; four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Findlay.

Obituaries for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002

Dorothy Byers
GREENUP -- Dorothy M. Byers, 79, of Greenup, died at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, (Oct. 23, 2002) at Cumberland Nursing Center in Greenup.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hidalgo Baptist Church. Burial will be in Aten Cemetery, Hidalgo. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup.
She was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Danforth, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Cuddigan Sparenberg. She married Harold Byers in 1941; he survives.
Other survivors include five sons, Russell Byers of Farmersville, Roger Byers of Carterville, Randy Byers of Chula Vista, Calif., Rodney Byers of Goreville and Raymond Byers of Marion; five daughters, Linda Heaton of Litchfield, Karon Linder of St. Charles, Sharon Holder of Raymond, Bonnie Birchfield of Martha, Okla., and Debbie Woods of Centralia; a sister, Norma Sparenberg of Harvey; 27 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandchild.
Mrs. Byers was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cumberland Life Center, Hidalgo Baptist Church and the Cumberland County Home Extension.
Memorials may be made to the Cumberland Nursing Center in Greenup.

Betty Shevlin
CHARLESTON -- Betty Lou Shevlin, 77, of Charleston, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 22, 2002) at her son's residence in Austin, Texas.
Arrangements are incomplete at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.

Rosemary Tuttle
CASEY -- Rosemary Tuttle, 84, of Casey, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2002) at her residence.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Casey with Father Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery, Casey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Markwell & Son Funeral Home, Casey with a parish wake service at 5 p.m. Friday.
She was born July 15, 1918, in Newton, a daughter of Raymond Kinsel and Audrey Wise Kinsel Short. She married Carl Tuttle; he died Sept. 16, 2002.
Survivors include a son, Pat Tuttle of Algonquin; a sister, VIrginia Lee of Orlando, Fla., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Tuttle was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Casey
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Billie Walters
CHARLESTON -- Billie Jean Walters, 69, of Charleston, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2002) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with the Rev. Sharon Monroe officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, rural Rardin. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 25, 1933, in Coles County, a daughter of Oather Vern and Pauline Bradford Daugherty. She married Edward L. Walters in 1952; he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Steven and Edward V. Walters, both of Charleston; one daughter, Janice Wilhelm of Thomasboro; two brothers, Max Daugherty and Tom Daugherty, both of Charleston; four sisters, Sue McKinney, Carol Smith and Judy Winnett, all of Charleston, and Kathy Daugherty of Urbana; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Walters retired from Prairie View Care Center. She was a member of North Union Baptist Church in Morgan Township.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Stewart service
MATTOON -- The funeral for LaBerta "Bert" Stewart was Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Massengill officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.
The organist, Valerie Gibson, played "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and "Going Home."
The pallbearers were Marion and Lonnie Cordes, Larry Anderson Jr., Robert and Andy Anderson and Brian Helmuth.
The honorary pallbearers were Mona Gordon and Tammy Pointon.
Mrs. Stewart, 80, of Mattoon, died Oct. 20, 2002, at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Swinford service
MATTOON -- The funeral for Donovon "Don" Swinford was held Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating. Burial with military rites was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Members of VFW Post 4325 participating were Commander Loy Shook; Chaplain Joel "Doc" DuFrain; Bugler Bill Newton and Honor Guard Bill Nash, Jim Lee, Carl Kuhl and Lloyd McConnell. Masonic rites were conducted by the following members: Master Lowell Davis, Chaplain Eric White and members Charles Fleming, Charles Cole, Paul Sanders and Aaron Hardin.
The organist, Ardys Carpenter, played "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "Tears In Heaven." Vocalists Robin Bennett and Rex Cooper sang "In the Garden" and "Wind Beneath My Wings."
The pallbearers were Marvin Goldyn, Todd Smith, Mark McKay, Ed Lasco, and Tyler and Steve Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were George Bracelton, Bill Standerfer, Don Elliott and Gene Clark.
Mr. Swinford, 83, of Mattoon died Oct. 20, 2002, at his residence.

Obituaries for Friday, Oct. 25, 2002

Norma Burton
WATSON -- Norma Lee Burton, 71, of rural Watson died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at her home.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. The Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Effingham County, a daughter of Fred and Carrie Joergens Brink. She married Thurl Burton Jr. in 1950; he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Alan Burton of Dieterich and Dennis Burton of Effingham; two sisters, Lorraine Stortzum of Louisville and Phyllis Miller of Effingham; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Burton was retired from the Montgomery Ward store in Effingham. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Effingham and a member of the Effingham Women's Bowling Association.

James Cole
ALMA -- James R. "Jim" Cole, 64, of Alma, formerly of Charleston, died at 11 p.m. Monday (Oct. 21, 2002) at Doctor's Health and Rehabilitation in Salem.
The Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Kansas.
He was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Charleston, the son of Robert and Olive Courtney Cole. He married Carolyn Champion in 1966; she preceded him in death.
Survivors include one son, Jeff Cole of Sandwich; one daughter, Carla Lopez of Lake In the Hills; six brothers, Dick Cole of Decatur, William Cole of Manteno, Fred Cole of Vandalia, Kenny Cole of Charleston, Butch Cole of Ashmore and Larry Cole of Mattoon; four sisters, Virginia Buchanan, Gladys Nichols and Marjorie Cole, all of Charleston, and Judy Cole of Naperville; and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Cole had retired from Caterpillar in Aurora after 33 years with the company. He was an Army veteran, a member of the Salem American Legion and the Sandwich Moose Lodge 1016.

Flora Costello
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Flora Elinor Costello, 88, of Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Trilla, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2002) at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Charles Fleenor
MATTOON -- Charles Edward Fleenor, 78, of Mattoon, died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 24, 2002) at Mattoon Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. E.E. Elliott officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Michigan City, Ind., a son of Nelson and Marguerite Durnal Fleenor. He married Beverly Sell in 1984; she survives.
Other survivors include six daughters, Mickey Beady of North Carolina, Kathy Paden of Mattoon, Janice Kempe of Champaign, Teresa Naylor of Houston, Texas, Valerie Dunsworth and Charlie Blakney, both of Wichita, Kan.; one brother, Bob Fleenor of Chicago; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter and two brothers.
Mr. Fleenor was owner and operator of Fleenor Plumbing and Heating for 50 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, VFW Post 4325 and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or Mattoon Health Care Center.

Vernon "Mac" McFarland, II
SULLIVAN -- Vernon F. "Mac" McFarland, II, went to be home with the Lord at 12:48 a.m. Thursday (October 24, 2002) in his residence.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday in the Christian Fellowship Church of God, Sullivan, with the Pastor Dave Starr and Rev. Bob Roberts officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon. Memorials are suggested to the Christian Fellowship Church of God.
Vernon was born March 10, 1937 in Mattoon, the son of Vernon F. and Louise V. Roberts McFarland. He was a retired millright for Bridgestone/Firestone in Decatur, a member and chairman of the trustees of the Christian Fellowship Church of God, vice president of Local #713, United Rubber Workers for six years, member of the paintball club and was an avid golfer. He married Carolyn Gorrell on September 28, 1957 in Newton, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife, of 45 years, Carolyn of Sullivan; children, Jeffrey McFarland and his wife Julia of Hamel, Illinois, Rick McFarland and his wife Janet of Sullivan, Michele Harshbarger and her husband Paul of Arcola, Vernon and his wife Dawn of Lebanon, Indiana; sister, Cleda Dutton and her husband Duane of Mattoon; grandchildren, Ian McFarland, Torri McFarland, Travis Homer, David McFarland and Kelsey McFarland.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lloyd Strohl
VEVAY, Ind. -- Lloyd D. Strohl, 72, of Vevay, Ind., died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at his home.
The body will be cremated. A memorial celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Strohls' home, 634 Markland Pike, Vevay, Ind., and then his ashes will be scattered on the family farm in keeping with his wishes. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay, is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born Nov. 19, 1929 in Mattoon, a son of Clarence and Elva White Strohl. He married Betty Irby in 1949; she survives..
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Phillips of Aberdeen, Ind., and Naomi Eversman of Milton, Ind.; two sons, Larry Strohl of Moorefield, Ind., and Lloyd Strohl Jr. of Vevay; one sister, Verneda Hubbard of Mattoon; one brother, Victor of Washington; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mr. Strohl retired after 36 years with the National Distillers (USI) in Tuscola as the safety director.
Memorials may be made to the Ohio County Life Squad and left at the funeral home.

Esther Von Lanken
ARTHUR -- Esther Von Lanken 96, of Arthur, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 24, 2002) at Tuscola Nightingale Manor in Tuscola.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur.

Millsap service
CHARLESTON -- The funeral for Kathleen Millsap was held Thursday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Pastor Randall Taggart officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Mattoon.
The pianist, Terry Vanzant, played "Amazing Grace," "It Is Well With My Soul" and "In the Garden."
The pallbearers were J. Mike, Joshua, Jake, Michael, Wayne and Brian Maloy.
Mrs. Millsap, 92, of Charleston, died Oct. 21, 2002, at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Obituaries for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002

James Crowder
MATTOON -- James R. Crowder, 70, of Mattoon, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday (Oct. 25, 2002) at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Harold East
MARSHALL -- Harold D. East, 61, of rural Marshall, died at 12:10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 25, 2002) at his residence.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel, in West Union, with Brother Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Burial was in York Cemetery, southeast of West Union with military rites. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday with 8 p.m. Masonic rites.
He was born Dec. 6, 1940, in Eaton, a son of Joe Leonard East and Nona L. Shook East. He married Kay Beeske in 1974; she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Shane East of Kansas and Marc East of Paris; his mother, Nona East of rural Marshall; and one brother, Leonard East of rural Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. East retired from the maintenance division of the Robinson Marathon Refinery after 27 years of service. He was currently serving as Melrose Township highway commissioner and had served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Martinsville American Legion Post 515, Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Board, Robinson Masonic Lodge, Clark County Farm Bureau, and current president of the Clark County Pork Producers.
Memorials may be made to the Clark County 4-H Foundation.

Florence Hildebrand
CHARLESTON -- Florence B. Hildebrand, 81, of Charleston, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday (Oct. 25, 2002) at her home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of God, in Charleston, with Pastor Robert Younts officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.
She was born April 8, 1921, in Lafayette County, a daughter of Willis and Nellie Newland Poulter. She married Lawrence Hildebrand in 1938; he survives.
Other survivors include one son, Dale Hildebrand of Charleston; one daughter, Bonnie Coffey of Newton; one sister, Cleta Hunt of Oakland; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four grandchildren.
Mrs. Hildebrand worked at the Brown Shoe Co. for many years. She was a member of the First Church of God in Charleston.
Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.

Dale W. Lock
LERNA -- Dale W. Lock, age 81, of Lerna, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2002 at Mattoon Health Care Center.
Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Thomas Hawkins officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Janesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Masonic Rites at 5:00 p.m.
Dale was born June 10, 1921 at Pontiac, Illinois, a son of James R. and Goldie Smith Lock. He married Frieda Lundy April 6, 1941 at the Methodist parsonage in Lerna, she survives. Also surviving are their children, Dale E. Lock and wife Judy of Decatur and Joyce Lock of Lerna; two brothers, Lyle Lock of Camargo and Harlan Lock of Wilmington and two grandsons, Gary Lock of Detroit, Michigan and Greg Lock of Decatur. Three brothers, Roy, Russell and Dale's twin Gale, four half brothers and two half sisters preceded him in death. .
Dale was a member of the Lerna United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge for over fifty years, the Moose Lodge and was a charter member of the Lerna Lions Club. Dale had a full work life having retired from the New York Central Railroad and later from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier in the Toledo area. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Dale enjoyed ballroom dancing in his leisure time as well as puttering around on the family farm and "playing" on the tractor. Some of the produce from the garden and orchard were entered and won prizes at the Coles County Fair. Dale was also honored as "Lerna Citizen Of The Year."

Dennis Shull
Dennis R. Shull, age 57, of Mattoon, went to be home with the Lord at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Schilling Funeral Home in Mattoon, with Father Herman J. Niebrugge officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Denny was born July 18, 1945 in Mattoon, the son of George Wesley and Sue Ella Storm Shull. He married Marilyn Earline Rickelman on December 6, 1964, in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Mattoon. He was on leave from R. R. Donnelley and Sons. He was a chartered member of the Broadway Christian Church. Denny was also a chartered member of the Mattoon Eagles Club. He coached youth baseball in Mattoon for fourteen years.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Jim and Ronnie.
Surviving are his wife of thirty-eight years; two sons, Rick Shull and wife Sheila of Pikeville, Kentucky and Doug Shull and wife Laura of Mattoon; four grandchildren, Jordan, Madison and Alex of Pikeville and Dylan of Mattoon; his mother, Sue England of Mattoon: a sister, Terry Weaver and husband Bud of Mattoon; step-brother, George England and three step-sisters, Peg Carlyle, Shirley Weindorff and Linda Kronke. He also leaves special nieces, nephews and many good friends.
Everyone that knew Denny realized his wife, children and grandchildren were the absolute love of his life. Besides his family, one of his fondest pleasures were frequenting the local area eateries, playing dominoes, cards and enjoying coffee with dear friends.

Lloyd Strohl
VEVAY, Ind. -- Lloyd D. Strohl, 72, of Vevay, Ind., formerly of Tuscola, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 24, 2002) at his residence.
In keeping with Mr. Strohl's wishes, his remains were cremated and will be scattered on the family farm. His family ask that you join them in time of memorial celebration at their home at 634 Markland Pike, on Saturday (Nov. 2, 2002) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Flag presentation will be conducted. Memorials are suggested to the Ohio County Life Squad. The Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay, Ind., is assisting the family.
Lloyd Strohl, was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Mattoon, the son of Clarence and Elva (White) Strohl.
Survivors include his wife Betty Strohl of Vevay, Ind.; two daughters, Linda Phillips and her husband Stan of Aberdeen, Ind. and Naomi Eversman and her husband Gary of Milton, Ind.; two sons, Larry Strohl and his friend Denise of Moorefield, Ind., Lloyd Strohl Jr. and his friend Sharon of Vevay, Ind.; one sister, Verneda Hubbard of Mattoon, Ill.; one brother, Victor Strohl of Washington, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Amery Strohl, Kystie Mann, Kami Simpson, Brandi Eversman, Matthew Phillips, Sarah Eversman, Brienne Strohl, Lloyd D. Strohl, III, and Jacob Eversman; three great-grandchildren, Christopher Strohl, Kaleigh and Kiera Mann; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elva (White) Strohl; two brothers, Bert L. and Robert W. Strohl.
Mr. Strohl was born in Mattoon, Illinois, and was raised in Tuscola, graduating from Mattoon High School in 1947. He was inducted into the United States Army on February 15, 1952, serving as private first class, in the Hq 130th Infantry Regiment Company. He was honorably discharged on March 20, 1953. He was united in marriage to Betty R. Irby on May 17, 1949, in Henderson, Kentucky, and they had celebrated fifty-three years of marriage together. Lloyd retired after 36 years of service with the National Distillers (now known as USI-Quantum) in Tuscola, Illinois, as the safety director for corporate office. Lloyd and Betty resided in Pisgah, Ohio for four years and moved to Switzerland County in 1971, to a farm on Stevens Road, they had recently build a new home on Markland Pike and moved there in August. Lloyd had enjoyed his farm, raising cattle, baling hay and raising corn. He enjoyed electronics, raising children and playing with his grandchildren. Lloyd was raised in the Protestant faith and was a devout republican. Lloyd had been in ill health the past three years.

Esther Von Lanken
ARTHUR -- Esther M. Von Lanken, 96, of Arthur, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 24, 2002) at the Tuscola Nightingale Manor.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Zion United Church of Christ, near Arthur, with the Rev. Ralph Deal and the Rev. Kenneth Roedder officiating. Burial will be in Zion Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur.
She was born March 5, 1906, in Douglas County, a daughter of George P. and Christina Ernst Clausen. She married Walter F. Von Lanken in 1928; he died in 1984.
Survivors include two sons, George Duane Von Lanken of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Roger Von Lanken of DuQuoin; one daughter, Phyllis Hendrickson of Tuscola; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, one brother, one sister and one grandchild.
Mrs. Von Lanken worked at Progress Industries and also did alternations for The Villa in Arthur. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ near Arthur and the Atwood Home Extension.
Memorials are suggested to the Zion United Church memorial fund.

Hollis Yelton
CASEY -- Hollis Yelton, 91, of Casey, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Heartland Manor Nursing Center.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Casey First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Marsh and the Rev. Curt Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Dell Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Casey.
She was born July 2, 1911, in Toledo, a son of William Tate and Lucy Mayhall Tate. She married Louis Titus Oct. 13, 1927, in Tuscola; he died Oct. 7, 1951. She married John Yelton on July 2, 1953; he died Sept. 20, 1987.
Survivors include three sons, Frank Titus and wife Gerry of St. Charles, IL, Eddie Lee Titus and wife Verna of Greenup and Buddy Titus of Rio Verde, AZ; step daughter, Donna Yelton Wade and husband Bob of Wellborn, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, two husbands, two brothers, three sisters and one grandchild.
Mrs. Yelton was retired from Ettelbrick Shoe Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Casey and the Casey Senior Citizens Center and Kazoo Band, the Kedar Rebekah Lodge, Royal Neighbors, and Past Noble Grand Club of America.

Millsap service
CHARLESTON -- The funeral for Kathleen Millsap was held Thursday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home with Pastor Randall Taggart officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Mattoon.
The pianist, Terry Vanzant, played "Amazing Grace," "It Is Well With My Soul" and "In the Garden."
The pallbearers were John Michael, Joshua, Jake, Michael Wayne, Brian and Tim Maloy.
Mrs. Millsap, 92, of Charleston, died Oct. 21, 2002, at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Mohler service
MATTOON -- The funeral for Grace Ellen Mohler was Friday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Soloist, Mary Ann Van Arsdale, sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art."
The pallbearers were Phil and Ronnie Wilson, David and Steve Rinesmith and Timothy and Daniel Collins.
Mrs. Mohler, 95, of Mattoon died Oct. 17, 2002, in Lafayette, La.


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