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Nov. 6, 2001
Albert Biggs
ARCOLA - Albert Biggs, 79, of Arcola, died at 3:27 p.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.

Eric Blunschi
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Eric C. Blunschi, 48, of Louisville, Ky., died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 4, 2001) at Norton Health Care Pavilion, Louisville, Ky.
A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mound Cemetery, Charleston, with the Rev. Mark Prevo officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 2, 1953, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Martin Anthony and Margaret C. Bails Blunschi.
Survivors include two aunts, Marian Montgomery and Anna Mae Hamilton, both of Charleston, and two uncles, John Bails Jr. of Glendale, Ariz., and Dick Bails of Charleston.
Mr. Blunschi was a computer technician in Louisville, Ky., and California. He was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Louisville, Ky.

Karen Bowen
DAVIS, Okla. - Karen Sue Bowen, 58, of Davis, Okla., formerly of Mattoon, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 2001) in Sulphur, Okla.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home, Davis, Okla., with the Rev. John Joughin officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Davis, Okla.
She was born June 8, 1943, in Mattoon, the daughter of Glen and Agnes Rickleman Runner. She married Rick Bowen in 1977; he survives.
Other survivors include her mother of Mattoon; two sons, Rex Bowen of Norman and Lee David Bowen of Jones, Okla.; one brother, Bob Runner of Mattoon; and one grandchild.
Mrs. Bowen worked at First National Bank of Davis in the loan department.

Opal Brandenburg
CASEY - Opal Marie Brandenburg, 83, of Casey, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Markwell Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Kenny Inman officiating. Burial will be in Casey Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
She was born April 12, 1918, in Clark County, the daughter of Clark Frederick Wilson and Ellen Jane Lowe Wilson. She married Edgar Eugene Brandenburg in 1961; he died in 1981.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.
Mrs. Brandenburg had worked at the Ettlebrick Shoe Co. and the Casey IGA. She was a member of the Casey White Oak Church of God.

Henry Cachera
TAYLORVILLE - Henry Cachera, 88, of Taylorville, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 3, 2001) at his residence.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville, with Father John O'Connell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.
He was born May 29, 1913, in Auburn, the son of Charles Louis and Louisa Billet Cachera. He married Josephine Chesi in 1938; she survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Marie Klemm of Decatur, Andrea Body of Taylorville and Kathie Thacker of Charleston; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Mr. Cachera retired in 1976 from the Peabody Coal Company. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville, and the UMWA District 12 Local 9819.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's School, Taylorville.

Ruth Kite
MATTOON - Ruth E. Kite, 77, of Mattoon, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Schilling Funeral Home.

David Lapan
KEWANEE - David R. Lapan, 57, of Kewanee, formerly of Mattoon, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at his home.
A memorial service will be 2:15 p.m. Monday at the Wethersfield High School Gym, Kewanee. Private burial will be at Galva Cemetery. Rux Funeral Home, Galva, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wethersfield High School Gym, Kewanee.
He was born April 9, 1944, in Kewanee, the son of Richard and Gladys Dennis Lapan. He married Rita Miller in 1964; she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Brian of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two daughters, Audra Spies of Shellsburg, Iowa, and Renee Islas of Kewanee; one brother, Stephen Lapan of Sedona, Ariz.; one sister, Susan Fulton of Brookfield; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Lapan taught physical education in Atlanta, Ill., and coached boys' basketball and baseball. From 1969 to 1975 he taught P.E. and health at Lake Land College in Mattoon, coached golf and tennis, and was assistant basketball coach. He also taught at Black Hawk East Community College, Kewanee; Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Wethersfield High School from 1994 until present. He was a former member of the Galva school board and the Galva Park District Board.
Memorials may be made to the athletic departments/booster clubs of Wethersfield High School, Galva High School or Black Hawk East Community College, Kewanee.

Milon Reed
ARTHUR - Milon Reed, 82, of Arthur, formerly of Sullivan, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 4, 2001) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Apostolic Church, Arthur, with the Rev. Gawain Bevis and the Rev. John Kellogg officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.
She was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Thompkinsville, Ky., the daughter of Arvie and Flossie England Bushong. She married Claude J. Reed in 1940; he died in 1991.
Survivors include two sons, James Reed of the Fiji Islands and Gary Reed of Amman, Jordan; two daughters, Sharon White and Yvonne Bevis, both of Arthur; one sister, Shirley Engquist of Janesville, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and member of the First Apostolic Church of Arthur.
Memorials may be made to the First Apostolic Church of Arthur or to the family for traveling expenses for her sons, who are missionaries.

Mable Smith
NEOGA - Mable L. Smith, 81, of Neoga, formerly of Champaign and Urbana, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at Provena Covenant Medical Center.
Funeral services will be noon Thursday at the Mittendorf-Calvert Funeral Home, Champaign, with Pastor Joey A. Condon officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born March 12, 1920, in Champaign, the daughter of John Edward and LueEtta McAnich Stiebner. She married Francis A. Smith in 1960; he survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Phebus of Urbana and Marlene Gossard of Mattoon; two sisters, Jessie Schlorff of Rantoul and Helen Cook of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one stepson and one brother.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the St. Peters Evangelical Church in Champaign, VFW 630 Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary in Urbana.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to the American Heart Association.

Phyllis Still
ARCOLA - Phyllis Still, 75, of Arcola, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola.

Katherine Marie Sydenstricker
Katherine Marie Sydenstricker, 80, of Mattoon, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 at the Epperson Funeral Chapel, with Father Ralph Zetzel officiating. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until time of service Wednesday.
She was born April 23, 1921, in Mattoon, she was the daughter of Abednago J. and Lenora Howard. She married Donald Sydenstricker. She is survived by one son, Benny Dent and his wife Linda of Mattoon; five grandchildren, Lynn Rawlings and her husband Roger, Chris Dent and his wife Marsha, David Dent and his wife Lynn, and Sherri Towle and her husband Shawn all of Mattoon; nine great-grandchildren, Kiersten Dent, Amanda Dent, Dalton Dent, Ericka Gregory, Kurtis Gregory, Madison Dent, Amanda Dent, Dalton Dent, Ericka Gregory, Kurtis Gregory, Madison Dent, Tiara Towle, Taylor Towle, and Haley Towle all of Mattoon; two nephews, Samuel Howard Jr. and his wife Karen of Normal and Barry Oliver and his wife Karen of California; one sister-in-law, Kathy Howard of Shermon. Her husband, Donald Sydenstricker; one daughter, Kay Frances Boroom; one brother, Sam Howard; two sisters, Frances Roberson and Pauline Howard preceded her in death.
Katherine owned and operated Westinghouse Laundry Mat in Mattoon for over seven years. She liked to do crafts and loved to play bingo, Katherine had a great love for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the VFW 4325 Women's Auxiliary, the Royal Neighbors, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Epperson Funeral Chapel, 1313 So. 9th St., Mattoon, IL 61938.

Nov. 5, 2001
Eric Blunschi
LOUISVILLE, KY. - Eric Blunschi, 48, of Louisville, Ky., died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 4, 2001) at Norton Health Care Pavilion in Louisville, Ky.
Arrangements are pending at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

Wilma Burkett
MARTINSVILLE - Wilma Burkett, 72, of Martinsville, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 3, 2001) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Glenn Arbuckle officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery in Clark Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
She was born March 26, 1929, in Auburn Township, the daughter of John C. and Beulah Hutchens Thompson. She married Charles Burkett in 1948. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Richard Burkett of Florida; two daughters, Carolyn Murphy of Casey and Beverly Sowinski of Park Ridge; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and two infant daughters.
Mrs. Burkett was a homemaker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

Nina Hennigh
WINDSOR - Nina Marie Hennigh, 95, of Windsor, died at 6:42 p.m. Friday (Nov. 2, 2001) at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Lana Robyne officiating. Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Monday.
She was born Feb. 11, 1906, in Shelby County, the daughter of James Ora and Lou Amy Bundy Bence. She married R. Hal Hennigh in 1923. He died in 1985.
Surviving are three daughters, Betty Carr and Joy Caspary, both of Windsor and Mary Lou Rihl of Plain City, Ohio; one sister, Neva Robertson of St. Louis, Mo.; and eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Mrs. Hennigh was a member of the United Methodist Church in Windsor and the Shelby County Home Extension.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Windsor or at the Heartland Christian Village.

John Hilgenberg
John Henry Stanley Hilgenberg, 84, of Arcola, retired farmer, died at 12:20 PM Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at Provena Covenant Hospital in Urbana.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at the Arcola United Methodist Church, 121 S. Locust Street, Arcola with Rev. Margaret Misal as officiant. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:30 PM-8:3O PM Monday at Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola.
Mr. Hilgenberg was born May 16, 1917 in Berea, Kentucky, a son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Hilgenberg. He married Honoure Spinks in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 11, 1943; she preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 1996.
He is survived by one son, H. Michael Hilgenberg and his wife Cheryl of Arthur; son-in-law, James Tapen of Carrollton; four grandchildren, Michael Tapen of Campbell, California, Jennifer Tapen of St. Louis, Missouri, Gregory Hilgenberg of Wapella, and Kara Hilgenberg of Urbana; 2 sisters, Juanita Dallmier and her husband Gene, and Alberta Brehm both of Arcola. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Honoure; his daughter, Honoure Tapen; and brother, Jennings Hilgenberg.
Mr. Hilgenberg graduated from Arcola High School in 1936 and played on several undefeated football teams.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years. He was a decorated veteran having served various assignments during World War II, including defending the attack on Pearl Harbor, the landing on Guadacanal, Wake Island, and action on the Solomon Islands. He was awarded military honors including two Presidential Citations for heroism.
In 1946, he and his wife moved from California to the Chesterville area and joined in farming the family farm. He was an active member of the community, serving 3 terms on the Arcola School Board, and was an active member of the Arcola United Methodist Church. He served on several boards and committees, was a Sunday School teacher, and charter member and past president of the United Methodist Men.
John was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed by all.
Memorials are suggested to the Arcola United Methodist Church.

Denise Ann Macklin
Denise Ann Macklin, 41, of Mattoon, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, November 4, 2001 in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Broadway Christian Church, 1205 S. 9th, Mattoon with Reverend Marvin Flowers and Jim Dona officiating. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery, Strasburg. Memorials may be given to Broadway Christian Church, Mattoon or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Denise was born on July 14, 1960 in Shelbyville, the daughter of John Francis and Rosabelle Rosine Mathis. She was a graduate of Stewardson-Strasburg High School, Class of 1978 and a member of the Broadway Christian Church, Mattoon. She was a storeroom clerk at Blaw-Knox Construction Equipment Company in Mattoon, where she began working in August 1978. She married Rob Macklin on September 20, 1993.
Surviving are her husband, Rob; daughter, Paige Mariah Kemme at home; three brothers, Stanley Mathis and wife Cindy of Shumway, Bradley Mathis and wife Tami of Strasburg and Kevin Mathis and wife Lori of Strasburg three nephews, Mark Mathis, Wade Mathis and Logan Mathis, her Godson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Pat Macklin of Shelbyville; and special friend Kathy Mills of Monticello.
Her parents preceded her in death.

MARIAM SANDERS
Mariam Elizabeth Sanders, age 84, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:12 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2001, at the Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. E. E. Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Mariam was born November 11, 1916, at rural Greenup, a daughter of John Welcome and Pearl Grace (Shaefer) Cutright. She married Woodrow Wilson Sanders on June 25, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-one years, Woodrow W. Sanders of Mattoon; two daughters, Nancy Lee Smith and husband Ed and Joan Elizabeth Clark and husband Gene, all of Mattoon; one son, Tom Sanders and wife Jody of Forsyth; grandchildren, Bryan and Nancy Smith of Tuscola, Greg and Laura Smith of Mattoon, Todd and Stephanie Smith of Mattoon, Beth and Tom Hassler of Woodlawn, Christy and Brad Gary of Alpharetta, Georgia, Chad and Amy Clark of Mattoon, Dr. Jeff and Elaine Sanders of Carson City, Nevada, Nikki and Troy Benavides of Coppell, Texas; great-grandchildren, Jonah Smith, Zachary Smith, Taylor and Summerlyn Smith, Emily, Katie, Adam and Abby Hassler, Clark and Jacob Gary, Jackson and Ellie Clark and Kylie Benavides; two sisters, Evelyn Pridemore and Aleen Rennels, both of Mattoon; two brothers, John Lee Cutright of Casey and Larry Cutright of rural Greenup.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Mrs. Sanders was a member of the First Baptist Church for over fifty years, where she taught Sunday School for many years and serving as Sunday School Superintendent during the 50#, s. She was on the Board of Trustees, served as Deaconess, chaired many social functions at the church and was instrumental in organizing Vacation Bible School and she was also active in the church circles. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, served as an officer of the P.T.A. at Lowell School and was Brownie and Girl Scout leader for many years.
Mrs. Sanders worked for many years at the candy counter at Kresge#,s where many of the kids in Mattoon affectionately called her "mom". She later served as assistant manager.
She loved her family and her grandkids and great-grandkids were the apple of her eye. She instilled in all of them her deep Christian values. Everyone who knew her loved her sense of humor and the way they were always greeted by her friendly smile.
She enjoyed working on her Golden Pond, gardening and baseball. She was a die-hard Cub fan for many years. She will be missed by her family and her many friends in Mattoon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial gifts be made to Tourette Syndrome Association or Meniere's Disease.

Clyde Staley
CASEY ­ Clyde E. Staley, 86, of Casey, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 3, 2001) at Heartland Manor in Casey.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Markwell & Son Funeral Home in Casey with the Rev. Marvin Oakley, Rev. Tom Marsh and Dr. Mark Kale officiating. Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Casey, the son of Thomas Clayton and Anna Mae Lee Staley. He married Evelyn June Conel in 1937. She died in 1997.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Paddock of Lawrenceville and Joanne Cochonour of Casey; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Mr. Staley was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Lodge No. 442 and Rotary Club, all of Casey.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons and Macedonia Baptist Church, Heartland Manor Nursing Home or Lincolnland Hospice.

CHARLES THOMAS
Charles Thomas, 73, of Longview, IL, died at 2:05 PM, Friday (November 2, 2001) at his residence.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 1:00 PM at the family residence. Burial will be at a later date at the Hugo Cemetery. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Thomas was born July 17, 1928 in Hugo, IL, the son of George Walter and Deliah Hodgson Thomas. He attended Villa Grove High School and was a graduate of Hindsboro High School. He married Frances Joan Wells on February 12, 1949 in Rantoul, IL. She survives.
Other survivors include: 5 Sons: Charles Edward Thomas of Villa Grove, IL, Jon Eric Thomas of Newman, IL, Patrick Michael Thomas of Westville; IL, James Richard Thomas of Longview, IL, William Brian Thomas of Longview, 4 Daughters: Deborah Quick of Tuscola, IL, Bridget Ishcomer of Champaign, IL, Mickey Crosby of Jonesboro, GA, Jo Ellen King of Villa Grove, IL, 22 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren, 4 Brothers: Woodrow "Jake" Fitzsimmons of Colorado Springs, CO. Walter Thomas of Toledo, IL, Harley Thomas of Tuscola, IL, Frank Thomas of Villa Grove, 3 Sisters: Peggy Jacobs of Toppenish, WA, Faye Hettinger of Morton, IL, Agnes Huber of Villa Grove, IL.
He was preceded in death by: Twin infant sons, 1 Brother, 2 Sisters, 2 Granddaughters, I Great-Grandson.
Mr. Thomas retired after 39 years as manager of the grain elevator in Longview, IL. He was a veteran of the 2nd Marine Corps Division, a member of the Villa Grove Amvets and Broadlands American Legion Post and the NRA. He served as a public servant of the community and Raymond Township for several years. Charlie played both softball and hardball in the amateur leagues for Newman, Tuscola, and Villa Grove. He was a baseball fan who also enjoyed hunting, camping, and playing cards.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Charles Thomas Nursing Scholarship Fund, Longview State Bank, PO. Box 137, Longview, IL 61852.

Stephen Thomas
STEPHEN K THOMAS, 61, of Arcola, IL, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, IL
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, S. Pine St., Arcola, IL. Father Joseph Allen will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 7, 2001 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with a Wake service at 4:00 p.m. at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL.
Steve was born February 14, 1940 in Urbana, IL. He was a son of Kenneth and Mildred (Youngblood) Thomas. He married Judith Rasmussen on June 21, 1958 in Urbana, IL
Survivors include his wife, Judith Thomas of Arcola, IL; four sons, Mike Thomas and his wife Jennifer of Arcola, IL, Mark Thomas and his wife Shelley of Arcola, IL, Mitch Thomas and his wife Barb of Mattoon, IL, Matthew Thomas of Arcola, IL; one daughter, Lissa Oelkers and her husband Scott of Sedalia, CO; 16 grandchildren, Sarah, Patrick, Heather, Meghann, Matthew, Elizabeth, Katherine, Martin Stacey, Danielle, Mackenzie, Taylor, Brittany, Scott, Stephen and Jenna; father, Kenneth Thomas of Urbana, IL; one brother, Martin L. Thomas of Lawrence, KS.
His mother, Mildred and one son, Marty preceded him in death.
Steve was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola. Steve graduated from Urbana High School in 1958 where he was an all-state running back. Following graduation he went on to play at the University of Illinois and lettered his senior year in 1961 and graduated from the U of I in 1962.
Steve started his teaching career in Physical Education at Urbana Jr. High and coached freshman football, under Warren Smith for 3 years, before coming to Arcola in 1965. Steve coached at Arcola for 29 years from 1965-1994. During his career at Arcola he had 204 wins and just 88 losses and 2 ties. He led the Purple Riders to 21 winning season, 14 playoff seasons and 12 undefeated regular seasons. His team won the state championship in 1978, 1985 and 1988 and finished second in 1977 and 1991. He has a playoff record of 34 wins and 11 losses. In 1990 Steve was one of very few football coaches to be inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Hall of Fame while still an active coach. He was inducted into the Urbana Athletic Hall of Fame and he has been honored as Coach of the Year several times during his career as a football coach. He and his wife Judy were honored in 1994 along with Mr. and Mrs. Byron Bradford as Grand Marshals of the Arcola Broomcorn Festival.
He was an avid outdoorsman and his hobbies included archery, hunting, fishing, antiquing and camping.
Memorials may be made to the Matthew Thomas Education Fund c/o The Thomas Family 123 N. Walnut, Arcola, IL or Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL 61910.



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