Nov. 13, 2001
CASEY - Dale Atkins, 91, of Casey, died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday (Nov.
10, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville,
with the Rev. George Nika officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born March 14, 1910, in Clark County, the son of Jesse and Lillian
Barr Atkins. He married Evelyn Sharp in 1937; she died in 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Bernie Atkins of Casey and Tom Atkins of Kirkland,
Wash.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister.
Mr. Atkins had retired from Marathon Oil Co. He attended the Moriah
Church of God, the Martinsville Bible Church and Calvary Baptist Church
in Findlay, Ohio. He was a member of Clark Lodge 603 AF and AM.
Memorials may be made to the Martinsville Bible Church.
Nov. 12, 2001
SULLIVAN - Patricia Kay (Katie) Elder, 45, of Sullivan, died at 11:31
p.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will
be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born March 10, 1956, in Sullivan, the daughter of George Dale
and Evelyn Carnine Elder.
Surviving are her mother of Sullivan and three brothers, Gerald C.
Elder of Shelbyville, Thomas W. Elder of Sullivan and Les Elder of Milton,
She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.
Ms. Elder was a CNA and attended the First Christian Church in Sullivan.
She was a member of the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary Post 68 of Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to the family.
OBLONG - Jerry E. Grant, 55, of Oblong, formerly of West Union, died
at 5:31 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health
Care Center in Danville.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Prust-Hosch Funeral
Chapel in West Union with Pastor Lynette Barnett officiating. Burial will
be in Harrison Cemetery with military rites by Robinson VFW Post 4549 and
Robinson American Legion Post 69. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Monday
and from 7 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the chapel.
He was born July 24, 1946, in Paris, the son of Lamont "Gene" and Mary
Jane Clouse Grant.
Surviving are his fiance, Martha Hightshoe of Oblong; one son, Dennis
Lambrecht of Argyole, Texas; two daughters, Denise Jackson of Irving, Texas
and Sally Love of Colleyville, Texas; four brothers, Bill Grant, Les Grant,
Jim Grant and Robert Grant, all of Dowagiac, Mich.; four sisters, Carol
Melton, Linda White and Marla Miller, all of Dowagiac, Mich. and Sharon
Fuller of Hartford, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.
Mr. Grant was an RV transporter for Horizon Transport and Jet, Inc.
in Elkhart, Ind. He previously owned Jerry's Tire Service in Irving, Texas.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Robinson American Legion.
PARIS - Louise Tym Honnold, 85, of Paris, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday
(Nov. 10, 2001) at Paris Community Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sutton & Son
Funeral Home in Paris. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery north of Kansas.
Visitation will be private.
She was born Jan 9, 1916, in Charleston, the daughter of Dr. William
B. and Gertrude Best Tym. She married J. Eugene Honnold in 1944. He died
Surviving are one sister, Martha Johnson of Carlsbad, Calif.; one nephew,
Stephen B. Johnson of Pasadena, Calif. and one niece, Jan Corneilson of
Mrs. Honnold was a member First United Methodist Church of Paris.
BETTY A. MILLER
Betty Ann Miller, age 73, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Friday,
November 9, 2001, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Private family graveside services celebrating her life will begin at
1:30 p.m. Today (Monday) at the Dodge Grove Cemetery with the Reverend
John B. Crutcher officiating. No visitation is planned. The Schilling Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty was born February 22, 1928, in Mattoon, a daughter of Robert
and Grace Thorpe Gullion. She married Wayne E. Miller Sr. on May 22, 1947
in Mattoon. He passed away April 19. 1992. She was also preceded in death
by three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne E. Miller Jr. and wife Pat and Terry
G. Miller, all of Mattoon; two daughters, Eunice A. Welch and husband Robert
and Marsha Overton and husband Roy "Bill", all of Mattoon; one brother,
George Gullion of Mattoon; ten grandchildren, Rob, David, Trisha, Tony,
Geoff, Vincent, Mike. Tammy, Troy and Doug; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a member of the First Alliance Church
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Alliance Church.
Kenneth D. Williamson
Kenneth D. Williamson 46 of Findlay, IL passed away at 7:43 PM Thursday
Nov. 8, 2001 at his residence.
Mr. Williamson was born Nov. 18, 1954 in Shelbyville the son of Raymond
and Anna Mae Luthe Williamson.
He was a carpenter and an avid NASCAR fan.
He married Brenda Browning Feb. 16, 1974 in Findlay and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter Michelle Bricker and husband Lyle of Findlay;
son Erik at home; granddaughters: Miranda Bricker and Brittany Bricker
both of Findlay; mother, Anna Mae Williamson of Shelbyville; brothers:
Clifford Williamson and wife Linda, Raymond Williamson and wife Marla of
Shelbyville and Jim Williamson all of Shelbyville; sisters Leota Bragg
and husband Gene of Sullivan and Cheryl Williamson of Findlay; several
uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Father.
Private memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday Nov. 12,
2001 in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Jeff Browning
will officiate. Memorials can be made to the Erik Williamson Education
Nov. 10, 2001
Pauline M. Daugherty
MATTOON - Pauline M. Daugherty, age 79, of Mattoon, passed away at
11:25 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center,
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2001 at Central
Community Church with Reverend Mike Simonella officiating. Interment will
be in Washington Cemetery near Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 12:30
p.m. to service time Monday at the church. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Pauline was born September 8, 1922 in Shelby County, Illinois a daughter
of Paul and Charlotte Miller Runkel. Her daughter, Ronnette Coffman and
her husband Chris of Millington, Tennessee; a niece whom she raised, Ginnie
Underwood and her husband Fred of Hudson, Illinois and a son Ron Camfield
and his wife Karen of rural Gays, Illinois, survive her. Seven grandchildren
and eleven great-grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, Harold and Harry
Runkel and a sister, Thelma Shuder preceded Pauline in death.
Mrs. Daugherty was a member of Central Community Church. She owned
and operated restaurants in Shelbyville and Dalton and worked in nursing
homes in Mt. Zion for many years. Memorial contributions may be made to
Central Community Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
SULLIVAN - Betty A. Holthaus, 77, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Dalton
City, died at 4:20 a.m. Friday (November 9, 2001) at the Alterra Clarebridge
Care Center, Tucson, Arizona.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday in St. Columcille
Catholic Church, Sullivan with Father John Sohm officiating. Visitation
will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday in Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with 7 p.m. prayer
service. Burial will be in St. Isidore Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials are
suggested to the Alzheimers Association.
Betty was born June 29, 1924, in Decatur the daughter of William Henry
and Margaret Louise Henneberry Brown. She had worked as a secretary for
the radiological and medical records departments of St. Mary's Hospital,
Decatur, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dalton City, Moultrie
County Home Extension, Moultrie County RSVP, Sacred Heart Alter Society
and a graduate of St. Teresa High School, Decatur. She married Raymond
H. Holthaus on June 28, 1947 in Macon and he preceded her in death on March
Surviving are her daughters: Mrs. Charles (Jana) Clark of Urbana, Rayne
Holthaus of Tucson, Arizona; a brother, Bill Brown of Macon and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son.
MANTENO - Delbert "Ivan" Markley, 78, of Manteno, died Wednesday (Nov.
8, 2001) at Riverside.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity United Methodist
Church, Kankakee, with the Rev. Martin R. Gutzmer officiating. The Hertz-Thoma
Chapel, Kankakee, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Fayette, the son of Harvey Markley and
Ruth Threewit. He married Lovetta Kline in 1946; she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Jim Markley of Libertyville; four
daughters, Linda Overacker of Apache Junction, Ariz., Teresa Gibson of
Kankakee, and Kathy Reed and Kelly Rice, both of Charleston; five grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Markley was an operating engineer for Azzarelli for 20 years and
had previously worked at Lehigh Stone Quarry. He was affiliated with the
Trinity United Methodist Church in Kankakee and was a member of the Perry
DALE BRENT McCULLOUGH II
CHARLESTON, IL - Dale Brent McCullough II, age 28 of Charleston, passed
away on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at his residence. Services celebrating
his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 12 (2001) with
Reverend John Keyes officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday evening
from 6:00-8:00. Services and Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel,
2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. Following the services, Interment will
be in Liberty Cemetery in Hutton Township.
Brent was born November 22, 1972 at Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station
in North Carolina, the son of Dale "Brent" and Janet (Cougill) McCullough.
He is survived by his parents of Charleston; one sister, Kimberly McCullough
of Charleston; two grandmothers, Alma McCullough and Josephine Cougill,
both of Charleston; three uncles, Terry McCullough and his wife Judy of
Athens, Alabama, Jerry Cougill and his wife Kay of Braidwood, Illinois
and Steve Cougill and his wife Pam of Charleston; three aunts, Cecelia
Carter and her husband Rick of Alpharetta, Georgia, Carol Galey and her
husband Reggie and Judy Barr and her husband Gary, all of Charleston; twenty-two
cousins; and four special friends, Winston Miller living in the Chicago
area, Joe McSwain, Brian Houston and Matt Strong, all of Charleston. He
was preceded by two grandfathers, Simpson P. McCullough and William "Mino"
Brent was a member of the University Baptist Church in Charleston.
A 1991 Graduate of Charleston High School, Brent worked alongside his father
in his father's business, MC Services. He was a Military Veteran and took
great pride in the fact he served with the United States Marine Corps.
His interests were many and varied, having a keen interest in the internet
where he made several friends, attending barbershop quartet functions with
his father, dirt biking, horseback riding and country music. His family,
for whom he dearly loved and enjoyed being in their midst, included his
German Shepherd, Duke. Brent held a special fondness for the out-of-doors
and family gatherings often involved hiking, camping and fishing. He will
be warmly and lovingly remembered as a very special son, brother, grandson,
cousin, nephew and friend.
Brent's family requests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to
a Charity of the Donor's Choice. Memorial gifts may be made at the Visitation
or Services, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston,
Mary Timmons Reniche
BLOOMINGTON - Mary Margaret Timmons Reniche, 68, of Bloomington, died
at 5:40 a.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at her residence.
A memorial mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Immaculate
Conception Church, 2020 Richmond Ave., Mattoon, IL, with Father Herman
Niebrugge officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mattoon. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m.
at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL with the Rev.
Thomas Shea leading the Rosary service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the OSF St. Joseph Hospice 2416 E. Washington
St., Bloomington, IL. 61701.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Reniche; daughters, Christie Ann
Reniche of Bloomington and Theresa (Vernon) Speickes of Normal; son, Jim
Reniche; brother, Donald (Jeanette) Timmons of Chillicothe, IL; mother-in-law,
Florence Reniche of Bourbonnais; two grandchildren, Pvt. Scott Speickes
of Fort Eustice, Virginia and Jennifer Speickes of Normal.
Mrs. Reniche was born Jan. 26, 1933 in Mattoon the daughter of James
Timmons and Esther Storm Timmons. She married Jack Reniche on Feb. 20,
1954 at Mattoon, IL; he survives. She was had retired from General Telephone.
She was a member of the American Business Women Association, OSF St. Joseph
Auxiliary and a volunteer. She had attended Brown's Business College.
Mary was a caring and loving wife, mother, sister and friend.
FINDLAY - Kenneth D. Williamson, 46, of Findlay, died at 7:43 p.m.
Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at his residence.
A private memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Lockart and
Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Jeff Browning officiating.
He was born Nov. 18, 1954, in Shelbyville, the son of Roy and Anna
Mae Luthe Williamson. He married Brenda Browning in 1974; she survives.
Other survivors include his mother of Shelbyville; one daughter, Michelle
Bricker of Findlay; one son, Erik, at home; three brothers, Clifford Williamson
and Raymond Williamson, both of Shelbyville, and Jim Williamson of Findlay;
one sister, Leota Bragg of Sullivan; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Williamson was a carpenter.
Memorials may be made to the Erik Williamson Education Fund.
SULLIVAN - Ruth V. Young, 82, of Sullivan, died on Friday, November
9, 2001, at 4:11 a.m. in the Arthur Home, Arthur.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the McMullin-Young Funeral
Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial
will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials: Donor's choice.
Mrs. Young was born on April 7, 1919, in Humboldt the daughter of Richard
Irvin and Estella Guill Basham. She retired from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center as a Dietary Supervisor. She married Donald W. Young Sr. On May
15, 1937, in Charleston, he preceded her in death on December 7, 1978.
She is survived by her sons: Don Young and wife Janet of Sullivan,
Bob Young and wife Adiline of Arthur; grandchildren: Cathy Floyd and husband
Timothy, Mack Young and wife Leslie, Garon Young and wife Darlene, Curtis
Young and wife Kathy, Kim Freeman and husband Bob and Rob Young; step-grandchildren:
Lonnie Miller and Joetta Miller; great-grandchildren, Melinda Turney and
Andrew Elder, Trisha and Alex Young, Brandon Young, Shelby Freeman; great-great-grandson,
Jordan Turney; sisters, Nan Price of Mattoon, Grace Hepner of Tucson, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters, 2 great-grandsons.