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Acord, Harrison J.

Harrison James Acord, son of James A. and Cassandra M. Scroggins Acord of Brighton, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 1999, in Children's Hospital, St. Louis, two days after his birth on September 14. Surviving besides his parents are grandparents, Howard and Elda Acord of Fosterburg, Michael and Linda Scroggins of Troy; great grandparents, Virginia Bauer of Coffeen, Homer and Eileen Burk of East Alton, Kenneth and Margary Bryan of Wood River; great grand grandmother, Lola Katonah of Wood River. Services were held in Rosewood Heights.

Adams, Jerry W.

Jerry W. Adams, formerly of Litchfield, died February 27, 1999, in his home in Farmington, Mo., after a lengthy illness. He was 55 years old last April 26. He worked in the construction industry and was a Navy veteran. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Wilbert and Louise Curto Adams. He married Carolyn Raby on May 17, 1962, in San Diego, Calif. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael Adams of Doe Run, Mo., Brian and Mark Adams, both of Lead Wood, Mo.; brothers, Gary Adams of Edinburg, Randy Adams of Springfield; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Jimmy and a grandchild. Services were held March 2 in Farmington with burial in the Doe Run Memorial Cemetery.

Adams, Norman Dean

Services for Norman Dean Adams, father of Karen Carlile of Litchfield, were held at 10:30 this morning in Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Girard. The Rev. Steve Taylor officiated. Burial was in Girard Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Ronald McDonald House. Mr. Adams, of Carlinville, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, November 26, 1998, in Sunshine Manor there. He was 64 years old on March 22. He worked at Thermal factory in Girard for 23 years before retiring October 9, 1993, and was a member of the House of Prayer in Girard. He was born in Carlinville, a son of George and Elizabeth Ruth Quick Adams. He married Eunice Schott Sutton on February 15, 1991. She survives. Surviving also are sons, William Adams, Daniel Adams, both of Corinth, Miss., Randall Adams of Myakka City, Fla.; another daughter, Kathy Vanhouten of Palmyra; step sons, Robert Sutton of Lockport, Ron Sutton of Highland; step daughters, Beverly Talbert of Girard, Bonnie Long of Springfield; brothers, Robert Adams of Virden, George Adams of Girard, Roy Adams of Littleton, Colo.; sister, Elizabeth Nagel of Girard; 14 grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, one great grandchild and five step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Melinda Adams in 1955 and a step grandson earlier this year.

Aghetta, Frank (Jeff)

Memorial service for Frank (Jeff) Aghetta, of Wilsonville, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Robert Porter officiating. The remains were donated to Washington University, St. Louis. Mr. Aghetta died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in his home. He was 84 years old on December 30, and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a barber for many years. He was born in Seatonville, a son of Charles and Victoria Erio Aghetta. His wife, the former Helen L. Lacy, died August 31, 1987. Surviving are daughters, Toni Hall of Scottsdale, Ariz., Viki Aghetta of East Alton; a sister, Censia Marston of Brighton; and a grandson, Jeff Hall of Scottsdale. Preceding him in death was a brother, Charles Aghetta.

Albaugh, Gladys

Graveside service for Gladys Albaugh, of Nokomis and formerly of Sorento, were held at 11 this morning in Sunnyside Cemetery. The Rev. Elmer Fenton officiated. Mrs. Albaugh died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 93 years old on November 5. She resided in Sorento in her early years then moved to Chicago where she lived for many years. She resided in Nokomis for the past year. She was born in Bingham, a daughter of Edward and Dora Etta Womack Worker. Surviving is a sister, Muriel Abert of Hamel and several nieces and nephews.

Albertini, Aldo

Services for Aldo Albertini, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Thrusday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's Church or School. Mr. Albertini died at 3:04 a.m. today, Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 81 years old May 3. He was a clerk at Albertini Dry Cleaners in Staunton until he retired in 1994. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Staunton. He was born in Staunton, a son of Andrew and Mary Rizzi Albertini. Surviving are sisters, Alvera and Eleanor Albertini, both of Staunton. Preceding him in death were a sister, Josephine Johnson and a brother, Robert Albertini.

Albertini, Josephine J.

Services for Josephine J. Albertini, formerly of Eagarville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or the American Cancer Society. Miss Albertini died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in the Sunbolt Sub Acute Center at Orlando, Fla. She was 86 years old on August 5. She was a secretary before she retired. She was born in Cambria, Wyoming, a daughter of Frank J. and Feda J. Woerle Albertini. Surviving are a sister, Mary Zinn of Staunton; a niece, Marian Slazinik of Staunton; nephew, Werner Zinn of Orlando. Preceding her in death was a sister, Christina Albertini.

Alexander, Lucy F.

Services for Lucy F. Alexander, of Dorchester Township, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Redeemer Lutheran Church, Gillespie, with the Rev. Charles Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Mrs. Alexander died at 11:51 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 79 years old on July 16. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid of the church. She was born in Carthage, Tenn., a daughter of Vervie J. and Leona J. Huffine Richardson. She married Wilbur Alexander on November 1, 1941, in Gillespie. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Paul Alexander of Gillespie; daughters, Gail Marinelli of Franklin, Tenn., Sharol Lowe of Springfield; a sister, Marie Nicles of Taylorville; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchidlren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Dow Richardson and sisters, Reda Eccles, Floie Stamme, Coberly Richardson.

Allen, Audrey E.

Services for Audrey E. Allen, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Langhoff officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Allen died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 72 years old on January 8. She was employed as a seamstress with the Marine Garment Factory in Marine, Ill., for several years. In Litchfield, she was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Tape Ministry. She was also a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program. She was born in Dummer, Saskatchewan, Canada, a daughter of Carl Herman and Amanda Mary Page Melchert. She married Edward Raymond Allen on October 19, 1944, in East St. Louis. He died October 31, 1985. Surviving are sons, David C. Allen and wife Anna Marie, Litchfield, Trent Allen of Zachary, La.; a daughter, Joan L. Moore and husband Ernest of Staunton; brother, Carl Melchert and wife Elvira of Mt. Olive; sister, Shirley Isaacs and husband Tom of Litchfield; five grandchildren, Kelly Hagen, Lisa Mathis, Bonnie Haefer, D. Brett Allen, Elizabeth Allen; and seven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Carlotta Melchert. Services for Audrey E. Allen, of Litchfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Langhoff officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. During the service organist Marilyn Niehaus accompanied shirley Edwards as she sang "How Great Thour Art." Mrs. Niehaus also accompanied the congregation as they sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace." Pallbearers were D. Brett Allen and Robert D. Allen, both of Litchfield, Thomas Haefer of Highland, Jayson Hagen and Michael Hagen of Benld, and Gregory Mathis of Mt. Olive. Following the commital service a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the Zion Ladies Aid. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Allen, 72, died Saturday, April 10, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Allen, Evadean O.

Services for Evadean O. Allen, of White City, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Dan Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Allen died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 1998, in her home. She was 60 years old on July 7. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of William and Florence Bean Liepart. She married Ron Allen on October 4, 1958, in Roberts Park. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Wayne D. Allen and wife Judy of Walshville; daughters, Pamela Ann Allen of Indianapolis, Ind., Penny Lynn Hoefker Abernathy and husband Don of Marquette Heights; brothers, Walter Liepart of Orr, Minn., William Liepart of Mesa, Ariz., Gerald "Butch" Briley of Weldon Springs, Mo., Leonard "Lenny" Briley of O'Fallon, Mo., Russell "Rusty" Briley of Troy, Mo.; sisters, Margarite Fleiler, Jeanette Wassner of Chicago, Sharon Schlenter of O'Fallon, Mo., Sandra Barrett of Wentzville, Mo.; and four granddaughters, Anna Margaret Hoefker of Springfield, Jessica Rae, Diana Grace and Julia Lynn Hoefker, all of Marquette Heights.

Allen, Helen L.

Services for Helen L. Karrick Allen, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery there.Friends may call in the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Allen died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 1998, in Meadow Manor of Taylorville. She was 77 years old on January 24. She was a secretary for the Christian County Mental Health Department and retired as a supervisor with Illinois Bell Telephone. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of William Herman and Alma Ruth Striplin Karrick. Her husband, Leonard Allen, died many years ago. Surviving are sisters, Mary Craig of Taylorville and Eva Stotsky of Cleveland, Ohio.

Allen, Jr., Pearl

Pearl "Bud" Allen, Jr., brother of Bob Allen and Helen Bast, both of Gillespie, died Friday, July 9, 1999, in Alton. He was 76 years old. Surviving also are his wife, Bernice; daughters, Cheryl Dodwell of Portage, Ind., Karen Masulla of Hartford; two other brothers, Roy Allen of Girard and Harold Allen of Amarillo, Texas; three other sisters, Patty Tretter of Springfield, Maxine Bloome of Girard and Wanda Helgen of Rosewood Heights; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were held in Alton with burial in the Upper Alton Cemetery.

Allen, William J.

Services for William J. Allen, formerly of New Douglas, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Paul Lellelid officiating. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Madison Lodge 560 AF&AM will conduct Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Allen, of Bridgeport, died at 5:18 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Good Samaritan Hospital Extended Care facility, Vincennes, Indiana. He was 82 years old on October 29. He was a truck driver for Rogers Cartage in Lawrenceville before he retired. He also drove for IML Eagle Division of Salt Lake City, Utah. For eight years, he delivered the Alton Telegraph in the north eastern area of Madison County. He resided in Edwardsville until 1986 when he moved to New Douglas. He served as trustee for the Village of New Douglas for a time. He was also a member of the Edward Dobbins AF&AM Lodge, Lawrenceville and the Hillsboro Lodge 196 AF&AM of Hillsboro, Texas. He was born in Lawrenceville, a son of William WAshington and Lillie Thomas Allen. He married Bernice Louise Dunstedter on May 25, 1936, in Lawrenceville. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Barbara Hixon and husband Raymond of Claremont, Beverly Perrin and husband William of Bridgeport, Betsy Blosser and husband Walter of Hillsboro, Texas, Bernice Deckard and husband Robert of St. Francisville, Brenda Kaul of St. Francisville; son, William Allen II of Highland; brothers, Robert Allen and wife Hattie of Lawrenceville, Donald Pugh and wife Lil of Highland, Ind.,; sister, Imogene James and husband Charles of Michigan; 24 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Bonnie Allen; sisters, Goldie Slater, Juanita Dixon; brother, Alva Allen; and two great grandchildren.

Allgood, Joyce L.

Joyce L. Allgood, sister of Gilbert R. Allgood of Farmersville, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, in St. John's Hospice, Springfield. She was 67 years old on March 30. She resided in Springfield where she worked for the State of Illinois Central Management Services for several years and was formerly employed as a legal secretary. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Louis W. and Mary Tomko Allgood. Surviving are a sister, Linda S. Allgood of Springfield; other brothers, Louis E. Allgood of Virden, Gerald W. and Elmer Lee Allgood of Springfield, Joseph David Allgood of Johnson City, Tenn. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery there.

Allmon, Constance

Memorial service for Constance "Connie" Allmon, half sister of Mary Baker and Cindy McLean of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plymouth Congregational Church, Springfield. Burial of the cremains will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mrs. Allmon, of Springfield, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 1998, in St. John's Hospice. She was 66 years old on January 31. She worked for the Recreation Department in Springfield and was active in her church, Order of Eastern Star, including serving as Grand Representative in 1990-92, and the VFW auxiliary. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Merle and Hazel Long, and married Clarence R. Allmon on September 14, 1950. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Clarence R. Jr. of Jacksonville; daughter, Marcia Perry of Sunset Lake, Girard; half brothers, Merle William Long of Folsom, Calif., Allen Francis Long of San Antonio and Giles Arthur "Butch" Shirley of Stonington; another half sister, Rita Shartzer of Fischer, Texas; step brother, Thomas Shirley of Prospect Heights; stepsister, Alice Manny of Oldsmor, Fla.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Alpe, Clarence Louis

Services for Clarence Louis Alpe, of Mt. Clare, were held at 11 this morning in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld. The Rev. Father Larry Auda officiated. Burial was in Benld City Cemetery with full military rites conducted by VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. The family suggests memorials be directed to VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie, Benld Gillespie Ambulance Service or the Benld City Cemetery. Mr. Alpe died at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 24, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. He was 87 years old on October 22, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked as a coal miner, truck driver and bartender before he retired. He was a charter member and past commander of VFW Post 4547 and a member of Croatian Lodge 217 of Benld. He was born in Turin Italy, a son of Angelo and Ernesta Favro Alpe, and was never married. Surviving are a sister, Clara Zalapukis and a brother, Edward Alpi, both of Mt. Clare. Others surviving include a niece, Dorris Ann Weber of Whiting, Ind., and nephews, Charles Zalapukis of Lidenhurst, James Alpi of Decatur, Gene Alpi of Gillespie. A brother, Arthur Alpi, preceded him in death. *** NOTE some family members use Alpe and others Alpi; Dorris with 2 r's is cq ***

Altevogt, Walter

Services for Walter Altevogt, of Irving, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with Rev. Hal Minser officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Irving. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mr. Altevogt died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 78 years old on July 8. He was a farmer. He was born in Irving Township, a son of Casper William and Cora Jane Cauld Altevogt. Surviving are sisters, Lydia Stolte of Schram City, Minnie Miller of Pana and Verna M. Altevogt of Carlinville. Preceding him in death were sisters Grace Stolte, Wilma Barker and brothers, Lawrence, Clarence, Russel and Cecil Altevogt.

Altevogt, Gus

Services for Gus Altevogt, of Witt, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Scott Wombaugh officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Irving. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Altevogt died at 12:23 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 78 years old on August 26. He was a farmer and also worked in a sawmill. He was born in Irving Township, a son of John William and Lettie Belle Sammons. He married Vera Stark in 1937 and they later divorced. Surviving are sons, Kenny Altevogt of Witt Township, Keith Altevogt and Gus John Altevogt, both of Witt; daughters, Florence Stevenson of Witt, Martha Wiker of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Esther Golden of Hillsboro, Pauline Roemig of Florissant, Mo., Mary Terneus of Hillsboro, Dorothy Hoffman of Oreana; 24 grandchidlren and 28 great grandchildren., Preceding him in death were brothers, Henry and Frank Altevogt and sisters, Bertha Ishmael, Hazel Rowland, Ethel Thiele, Catherine Williams.

Alwardt, Emma

Services for Emma Alwardt, mother of Steven Alwardt of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg, with the Rev. Michael Mohr officiating. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church and Tuesday from one hour before the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Altar Refurbishing Fund of Grace Lutheran Church or the Broadcast Fund of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altamont. Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Alwardt, of Mattoon, formerly of Stewardson, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, October 10, 1999, in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. She was 81 years old on March 11. She was a member of the grace Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid and Fellowship Club of the church. She was born in Spring Point, Township of Cumberland County, a daughter of Martin and Alma Voigt Dahnke. She married Theodore A. Alwardt on June 2, 1940. He survives. Surviving also, besides Steven Alwardt and wife Teresa, are four other sons, Paul Alwardt and wife Christine of Germantown, Tenn., Fredrick Alwardt and wife Martha of Paris, David Alwardt and wife Diane of Elk Mound, Wis., Arlen Alwardt and wife Beverly of Milford; daughters, Jeanette Benner and husband John of Atwood, Marvelle Cole and husband Dean of Arcola; a sister, Vera Alwardt of Strasburg; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Richard Dahnke and a granddaughter, Susan Alwardt.

Ambrose-Brown, Kelsey R.

Kelsey Rose Ambrose-Brown, infant daughter of Diane "Niki" Ambrose and Darrick A. Brown of Girard, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born on February 22 in Springfield. Surviving besides her parents are grandmother and step grandfather, Cathy Ambrose and Raymond Neal of Nilwood; grandparents, Mark and Libby Ambrose of Carlinville, Glenn and Judy Brown of Moweaqua; great grandparents, George and Ruby STevens of Waggoner, step grandmother, Sharon Lee Crim of Springfield; great grandmother, Beulah Ambrose of Alton; great great grandmother, Bertha Schmidt of Urbana. Services were held Saturday in Girard with burial in the Girard Cemetery.

Anderson, Arlene L.

Services for Arlene Lorraine Anderson, mother of Roger Anderson of Raymond, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, with the Rev. Christopher Sheets officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Ridge Cemetery at Atwater. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Macoupin Antique Agricultural Association. Mrs. Anderson, of rural Atwater, died at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 60 years old on May 14. She was a 1956 graduate of Carlinville High School, member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville, a past 4-H leader and Brownie leader. She enjoyed quilting and dolls. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Walter Fred and Viola Lorraine Plog Ernst. She married Tary P. Anderson on June 10, 1956, in Harvel. He died May 12, 1997. Surviving are sons, Mark E. Anderson of Atwater, Roger L. Anderson and wife Jennifer of Raymond; daughters, Jean Miller and husband Terry of Edwardsville, Barbara Erwin and husband Robert of Shipman; sisters, JoAnn McLaughlin of Carlinville, Norma Ziegler of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kathryn and Joshua Tary Erwin, and two step grandchildren, Brandy and Bethanie Zenner. Among others surviving is a special friend of the Anderson family, Katie Sitter. 

Anderson, Harry C.

Services for Harry C. Anderson, brother of Jim Anderson and Mildred Lietz of Staunton, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Thomas Radtke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral chapel at 800 South Grand West. The family suggests memorials be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which he was a member. Mr. Anderson, of Springfield, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center there. He was 73 years old on August 8. He was retired from the State of Illinois and was very active in Republican politics in Sangamon county and Fancy Creek Township. A former professional bowler and an avid golfer, he was very active in both sports in the Springfield area. He was a charter member of the Rail Golf Club. He was born in Nashville, a son of Harry Crawford and Millie Rinne Anderson. His wife, the former Ruth Jefferies, survives. Surviving also are a son, J.C. Anderson and wife Shelly of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Shann Elble and husband Joseph B. of Normal; brothers, John Anderson of Sun City, Fla., Jim Anderson and wife Corrine of Staunton; sister, Mildred Lietz and husband Eno of Staunton; and two grandchildren, J. Ben Elble and Addison Elble.

Anderson, JoAnn F.

Private graveside services for JoAnn Furray Anderson, formerly of Morrisonville, will be held Thursday morning in Morrisonville Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, of Taylorville, died Monday, September 27, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 70 years old on March 31. She was a bookkeeper. She retired from Standard Oil after 23 years of service. Prior to that she worked for Wareham's Dairy. She was born in Morisonville, a daughter of Charles and Hazel Redman Furray. Her husband, Neal Anderson, died in 1993. Surviving are sons, Joseph Neal Anderson and wife Laurie, Kenneth Ray Anderson and wife Sharon of Lovelock, Nevada; sister, Helen Cumstay of Jackson, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Anderson, Kathryn E.

Services for Kathryn E. Anderson, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ray Ditch officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mrs. Anderson died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, in her home. She was 92 years old on November 26. She was a member of the Daughters of Scotia. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of Charles and Catherine Urbutis Tilashalski. She married Robert C. Anderson on March 31, 1927, in Gillespie. He died September 8, 1999. Surviving is a daughter, Roberta Jean Anderson of Gillespie. Preceding her in death were brothers, Joe Tillas, Clyde Tilashalski and sisters, Ann Smith and Josephine Mayberry.

Anderson, Merill E.(Andy)

Merill E. "Andy" Anderson, formerly of Raymond, died Monday, November 23, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 73 years old last December 8. He was owner and operator of G&H Motor Supply before he retired, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was born in Raymond, a son of Harold E. and Mable A. Martin Anderson. He married Mildred Cearlock on March 14, 1948, in Moweaqua. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Linda Spina and husband Tom of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters, Lylis Hickman of Westerville, Ohio, Pat Carter of Decatur, Bette Jo Hamer of Taylorville; and three grandchildren. Services were held Decatur with burial in Graceland Cemetery there.

Anderson, Nelva E.

Services for Nelva E. Anderson, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Michels, retired pastor of St. Timothy's United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from one hour before the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Miss Anderson died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, in St. John's Hospital North, Springfield. She was 69 years old on October 18. She worked as a nurse's aide for 20 years at various locations in Carlinville and Litchfield. She moved from Decatur to Litchfield in 1967, and became a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors. She particularly enjoyed embroidering and made tablecloths for many friends. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of John C. and Marcella Dilliard Anderson, and never married. Surviving are cousins, Loren Cameron of Springfield, Merrill Dees of Decatur, Dan Griffel of Gillespie and aunts, Marie Cameron of Clinton, Helen Morse of Springfield and Gladys Welch of Gillespie. Services for Nelva Erlene Anderson, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Michels officiated. Burial was in Bunker Hill City Cemetery. Music was played during the service by organist Irene Graden. Pallbearers were Mark Anderson, David Griffel, Robert Cameron, Jay Dees, Francis Duncan, Brian Dees and Loren Cameron. Miss Anderson, 69, died Saturday, April 10, in St. John's Hospital North, Springfield. 

Anderson, Robert C.

Services for Robert C. Anderson, of Gillespie, will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ray Ditch officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Adopt A Pet. Mr. Anderson died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 1999, in his home. He was 91 years old on July 23. He was a coal miner and also owned and operated a tavern before he retired. He was a member of the clan MacIntosh. He was born in Hamilton, Scotland, a son of Thomas and Gean Ronald Anderson. He married Kathryn E. Tilashalski; she survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Roberta Jean Anderson of Gillespie; brother, Jim Anderson of Reno, Nevada; a sister, Margaret Stevener of French Village, Mo. Preceding him in death were sisters, Jean Anderson, Mary Peradotto and Nettie Scopel.

Andrews, Donald H.

Memorial service for Donald H. Andrews, former mayor of Hillsboro, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Tom Compton, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Andrews died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, October 23, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 79 years old on May 11, and an Army veteran of World War II. He owned and operated the Andrews Insurance Agency in Hillsboro for many years, and was mayor of the city from 1958 to 1962. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Lodge 51 A.F.&A.M., Ansar Shrine, M&M Shrine Club, Springfield Valley Consistory, and the VFW. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church of Hillsboro. He was born in Greenville, a son of Ernest and Frances Snodgrass Andrews, and graduated from Greenville High School. He married Norma Jean Allen on June 19, 1948, in Greenville. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael Andrews and wife Marie of Carson City, Nevada, Patrick Andrews of Williamsburg, Va., and Tom Andrews of Hillsboro; daughter, Mary F. Spudic and husband Mark of Mt. Olive; sister, Mary Lou Duberg of Newport News, Va.; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were a son, Jerry Andrews in 1966; brother, Dale Andrews; and sister, Rowena Coan.

Andrist, Rose Teresa

Services for Rose Teresa Andrist, of New Douglas, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Lesicko Fuenral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Andrist died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, November 6, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 91 years old on October 15. She had resided in the New Douglas vicinity since 1948. She worked in packaging at United Drug in St. Louis and was a member of the Royal Neighbors Camp 3564 there. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of Henry and Mary Merz Anterhaus. She married William George Andrist on April 23, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo. He survives in Litchfield Health Care Center. Surviving also are a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last of her family being the youngest of eight children. Preceding her in death were two brothers and five sisters.

Angal, Mary M.

Services for Mary M. Angal, formerly of Staunton, were held at 9:30 this morning in Williamson Funeral Home there. The Rev. David S. Lantz officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Angal died at 9:20 a.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, in Sunny Acres Nursing Home, Petersburg. She was 83 years old on April 26. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of William and Maggie McPherson McIntyre Harvey. She married John Angal on August 17, 1939, in Lakeside Park, Mo.; he died September 30, 1990. Surviving are daughters, Marrilee Windisch and husband Carl, Vera M. Morgan, all of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Brian, Kurt, Erin, Troy, Kyle, Shawn and Janean Windisch, all of Springfield, Derek Windisch of Chatham, Lynn Kilhoffer of Heyworth; and five great grandchildren. 

Antonacci, Roger

Funeral Mass for Roger Antonacci, formerly of Wilsonville, will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Little Flower, Springfield, by the Rev. Father Henry Schmidt. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Stabb Funeral Home. Mr. Antonacci, of Springfield, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Hospice. He was 79 years old on September 21. He was a machine operator at Fiat Allis, retiring after 38 years of service. He was born in Wilsonville, a son of Loreto and Assunta Fanale Antonacci. He married Ann P. Ferketich on September 21, 1939. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, pat Troesch of Lincoln, Susan Roberts of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Josephine Russio of Benld, Ann Coots of Clinton, Sue Warren of Springfield; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Archibald, William H.

Funeral Mass for William H. Archibald, formerly of Gillespie, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in SS. Simon and Jude Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Rosary will be said at 7:45 p.m. Mr. Archibald, of Peoria, died at 8:22 a.m. Thursday, September 9, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital there. He was 92 years old on March 7. He worked as an electrician, retiring from Electromotive in LaGrange. He was born in Girard, a son of Robert and Elizabeth Beck Archibald. His wife, the former Mary Leonard, survives. Surviving also are a son, Richard Archibald and wife Shari of Peoria; daughter, Georgia Grisolia and husband Anthony of Van Alystno, Texas; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, William Archibald; daughter, Mary Archibald; brothers, Louis, Robert, Arthur, James and two in in infancy; sisters, Selma Katzmarek, Tina Schey, Ella Anderson, Olga Wilson.

Arndt, George A.

Services for George Allan Arndt, of Livingston and formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lesicko Funeral Home, New Douglas, with the Rev. Maurice Alms officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Arndt died at 10:04 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, in his home. He was 85 years old on March 20. He did farm work and then after his retirement was a woodcrafter. He was a member of the New Douglas Baptist Church. He was born in Panama, a son of Edward Andrew and Cora Della Edwards Arndt. He married Dorothy C. Daniels on May 1, 1937, in Highland. She died September 21, 1972. Surviving are daughters, Dottie Heeren and husband Jim of Livingston, Barbara Schreiber and husband Norman of Worden, Sue Ann Cunningham and husband Jim of Pocahontas; sisters, Laura Dubree of Troy, Hazel Blaskovich and husband John of Staunton; 14 grandchildren, Holly Gordon, Kristi Perez, Dave Heeren, Beth Atchison, Brad, Brian and Amy Cunningham, Dawn Dooley, Nikki Krchmar, Heather Schreiber, Keith Arndt, Earlene Thompson, Curtis and Christopher Arndt; and 11 great grandchildren. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Mary Arndt of Sorento. Preceding him in death were sons, Dennis and Keith Arndt; brother, Earl Arndt; sisters, Ida Forbes, Pearl Arndt in youth; and a grandson, Scott Cunningham. 

Arnett, Eugene F.

Services for Eugene F. Arnett, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at noon Thursday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, Mo., with the Revs. Bill Moore and Dave Smith officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Springfield National Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. John's Hospice. Mr. Arnett died at 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, in his home in Springfield. He was 78 years old last May 27. A Navy veteran, he saw service in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam before retiring after 21 years. He later became plant manager for Claridge School Supply in Harrison, Ark. and resided in Harrison for 20 years. He was a member of Elks Lodge 409 in Springfield. He was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., a son of Eugene F. and Lucille Arnett. The family later moved to Litchfield where he attended school. His wife, Margaret, died in 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Handshy of St. Louis; son, Don Arnett of Sacramento, Calif.; brother, Jack Arnett of Litchfield; grandchildren, Steven Arnett of Sacramento, Calif., Lisa Wilkerson of St. Louis and Wendy Webster of Collinsville. 

Arney, Dr. William G.

Dr. William G. Arney, formerly of Litchfield, died Wednesday, November 11, 1998, in St. Mary's Health Center, Richmond Heights, Mo. He was 78 years old. He was a psychiatrist in private practice in St. Louis for 40 years and was on the staff of Deaconess and Lutheran Hospitals. He was a former Boy Scout leader and also volunteered to do medical examinations for the scouts. He received several awards in scouting, including the Silver Beaver, the highest honor given to an adult volunteer. He was born in Litchfield and earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from St. Louis University. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary E. ARney; daughter, Adrienne Friederich of Kirkwood, Mo.; sons, William Arney Jr. of Ballwin, Mo. and John M. Arney of Biloxi, Miss; and nine grandchildren. Services were held Monday in Kirkwood, Mo. He was entombed in the Resurrection Mausoleum.

Arnold, Annette C.

Memorial service for Annette C. Arnold, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, in the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield. The Rev. Richard Olson, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. They suggest that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to the First Presbyterian Church or to Kemmerer Village. Meinschein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Arnold died at 2:35 this morning, Thursday, May 27, 1999, in her home. She was 72 years old on January 20. She worked for the State of Illinois Employment Securities and also as an office manager in Ltichfield. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and its L.P.W. She was also a member of P.E.O., St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, past member of Litchfield Woman's Club and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of Carl and Ilo Brown Schroeder. She amrried Bert C. Arnold on September 10, 1949, in Chicago. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Patricia Brockhaus and husband Larry of Encinitas, Calif., Margaret Brockhaus and husband Jerry of Overland Park, Kan.; four grandchildren, Michael and Kacie Brockhaus of Overland Park and Ashley and Andrew Brockhaus of Encinitas. preceding her in death was a sister, Dorothy Barnard. Memorial service for Annette C. Arnold, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday in the fellowship hall of the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church or the Kemmerer Village. Meinschein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Arnold, 72, died Thursday, May 27, in her home. Her complete obituary appeared in the paper on May 27. Memorial service for Annette Catherine Arnold, of Litchfield, was held Saturday morning in the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Richard Olson, pastor, officiated. Inurnment was in Elmwood Cemetery. A P.E.O. Remembrance was presented before the service by Anne Hantla, Gwen Floreth, Dodie McWilliams and Marilyn McKay. During the service Linda Maulding played the organist, accompanying soloists, Jane Leitschuh in "Because You Loved Me" and Judi Olson in "You'll Never Walk Alone." She also accompanied the congregational singing of "Holy, Holy, Holy." Meinschein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Arnold, 72, died Thursday, May 27, in her home.

Ash, George William

Services for George William "Dub" Ash, of Sorento, were held at 3 p.m. today in Perfetti Funeral Home there. The Rev. Norman Fenton officiated. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Mr. Ash died at 10:05 a.m. Monday, March 15, 1999, in his home. He was 85 years old on October 28, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired Shell Oil Refinery employee, and a member of American Legion Post 713, Sorento. He was born in Sorento, a son of Walter J. and Fairy B. Thompson Ash, and resided all of his life in the community. He married Eva Mae Overstreet on May 29, 1937, in Edwardsville. She preceded him in death. Surviving is a daughter, Georgia Anabel Bonds of Wichita, Kan., two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Ashinhurst, Daniel D.

Services for Daniel D. Ashinhurst, of Morrisonville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Moffitt Funeral Home there with the Rev. L.E. Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Ashinhurst died November 16, 1999, in Princeton. He was 51 years old on April 6. A life long resident of the Morrisonville and Palmer areas, he was a truckdriver for Badman and Son Trucking of Palmer, and an Army veteran. He was born in Taylorville, a son of Albert "Cam" and Ruth Clark Ashinhurst. Surviving are a son, Clinton Lee Linder of Taylorville; a daughter, Kim Burchi and husband Jack of Springfield; sister, Berdella Fathauer and husband C.W. of Assumption; and three grandchildren.

Ater, Opal M.

Opal M. Ater, grandmother of Jeff Higgins of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Clinton. A resident of Maroa, she was 92 years old on February 7. She was born in Xenia, a daughter of Shannon Hudelson and Doshia Belle. She married Vernon Lloyd Ater on April 17, 1932, in Decatur; he died January 27, 1991. Surviving are daughters, Betty Terrell of Stoughton, Bernadine Higgins of Chestnut; brother, Bob Hudelson of California; sister, Elvadine Smith of Peoria; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday in Clinton with burial in Point Pleasant Cemetery at Long Creek. 

Athy, Mary A.

Services for Mary A. Athy, formerly of Litchfield, were held Tuesday in McNabb Funeral Home, Pocahontas, Ark. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery there.Mrs.Athy, of Pocahontas, died Sunday, August 2, 1998, in Randolph County Medical Center there. She was 69 years old on February 12. She worked as a waitress. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Clarence and Inez Stevens Allen, and attended Litchfield High School, graduating in the class of 1946. Her husband, Doyle Athy, survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Melody Turner of Pocahontas; a sister, Margaret Lebeter of Mt. Olive; brothers, Robert Allen of Litchfield, Bill Allen of Highland; and one grandchild, Anna Marie Turner of Pocahontas. Preceding her in death was a brother, John Allen.

Atkins, James Leslie

Services for James Leslie Atkins, of Litchfield, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Dr. Ronald D. Rhodus officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Calvary Baptist Church. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Atkins died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 82 years old on June 11, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a pipefitter and worked for Miles Laboratory in Granite City. He had also worked for Emerson Electric in St. Louis. He was born in Dover, Tenn., a son of Reuben and Betty Newberry Atkins. He married Martha Rebecca Hagler on June 5, 1974. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Rev. Leslie Atkins and wife Nancy of Granite City, Bill Atkins and wife Susan of Hillsboro; daughters, Cheryl Haarstick and husband Joseph of Raymond, Tamara Thompson and husband Kevin of Litchfield; and 11 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Cecil and Monroe Atkins and sisters, Evy Taylor, Bertha Cook and Desdie Atkins. Services for James Leslie Atkins, of Litchfield, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro. The Rev. Dr. Ronald D. Rhodus officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. "It Is Well with My Soul" was sung by Peggy King. Wilma McCammack was the organist. Pallbearers were Jim Hefley, Todd Hennings, Ben King, Harold Tapley, Hershel Taylor and Mike Whitten. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Mr. Atkins, 82, died Wednesday, November 25, in St. Francis Hospital.

Atkinson, Emily Helen

Emily Helen Atkinson, formerly of Hillsboro, died Monday, December 21, 1998, in her home in Winchester. She was 81 years old on November 6. She was born in Linwood, Mo., a daughter of HErman and Emily Thomas Rascher, and attended school in the Fillmore and Hillsboro areas. She married Herbert Atkinson on September 15, 1946, in their home in Winchester. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Bonnie K. Atkinson of Jacksonville, patty Lynn Ward of Arenzville; a son, Ronald H. Atkinson of Winchester; sisters, Anna Toberman of Carlinville, Jane Atkinson of Longview, Wash.; three grandchildren and one great grandchildren. Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were a step father, Goldie Bulka, and a sister, Helen Rascher. Services were held in Winchester with burial in the Winchester City Cemetery.

Atteberry, Myrtle E.

Services for Myrtle Ellen Atteberry, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Mrs. Atteberry died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 1999, in West Abbe Nursing Home, Springfield. She was 93 years old on February 19. She was born in Hornsby, a daughter of Wesley and Mary Blevins Davis. She married Glenn R. Atteberry on October 17, 1931 in Edwardsville. He died February 19, 1974. Surviving are a son, Robert "Bob" Atteberry of Dolan Springs, Ariz.; daughter, Linda Kamm and husband Dick of Cody, Wy.; sisters, Betty Shuey of Portland, Ore., Genevieve Woolary of Springfield; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Oren, Alvie, Clarence, Orville and Robert Davis, and a sister, Fern Davis. Services for Myrtle Ellen Atterberry, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Meinschein Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. During the service organist Irene Graden played "In the Garden," "Ivory Palaces" and Amazing grace." Pallbearers were Dale Greenwalt, Bill Atteberry, David Groves, Scott Kamm, Brian Davis, Wayne Davis. Mrs. Atteberry, 93, died Wednesday, June 16, in Springfield.

Audi, Mary

Funeral Mass for Mary Audi, of Benld, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld. Prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Mrs. Audi died Sunday, May 16, 1999, in her home. She was 93 years old on February 2. She was a member of Royal Neighbors and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was born in Alabama, a daughter of Louis and Maria Roman. Her husband, Adolfo Audi died December 7, 1966. Surviving are sons, Louis D. Audi and wife Karen, Donald D. Audi and wife Edna, all of Springfield; grandchildren, Mark Audi of Springfield, Diane Lolling and husband Alen of Hartsburg; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were brothers, Dante, Delphino and Hugo Roman.

Aumann, Marion W.

Services for Marion Wayne Aumann, of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the South Fork Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Miles officiating. Burial will be in Kettelkamp Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday in Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Memorial Medical Center Oncology Department, South For United Methodist Church or the Ohlman United Methodist Church. Mr. Aumann died at 6:56 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 1999, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. He was 54 years old on February 4. He was a farmer and the owner - operator of Aumann Trucking. He was a member of the Ohlman United Methodist Church and also attended the South Fork United Methodist Church. He was born in Pana, a son of Melvin and Thelma Waddington Aumann. He married Mary Lou Kleinik on Decmeber 21, 1968, in Nokomis. Surviving are his his wife, Mary Lou; daughters, Toni Aumann of Pawnee, Tara Aumann of Carbondale, Tami Clymer and husband Roger of Nokomis; parents, Melvin and Thelma Aumann of Ohlman; brothers, Lee Aumann and wife Dixie of Rosamond, Nelson Aumann and wife Karen of Nokomis, Dennis Aumann and wife Sue of Ohlman; sisters, Dorothy Ulrici and husband Paul of Witt, Sandy Pinkston and husband Mike of Tower Hill; and a grandson, Luke Clymer of Nokomis.

Ayres, Carolyn Sue

Services for Carolyn Sue Ayres, of rural Carlinville, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Gent Funeral Home, Alton, with the Rev. Trennis Killian officiating. Burial will be in Wanda Cemetery at South Roxana. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home, 2409 State street, Alton. Mrs. Ayres was pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 1998, at the scene of a bicycle car accident on Illinois Rt. 4 one mile north of Gillespie. She was 22 years old on October 15. She was born in Wilsonville, a daughter of Walter and Belinda Hershman Holmes. She married Brad Ayres on February 9, 1994, in Carlinville. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Sebastian Michael Ayres at home; mother and step father, Belinda and Henry Blevins of Gillespie; father and step mother, Walter and Roxanne Holmes of Wilsonville; brother, Walter R. Holmes of Walshville; sisters, Jenny R.M. Anglin of Gillespie, Crystal L. Agles of Granite City, Alice A. Holmes of Gillespie; step brothers, Michael Schehl of Mt. Olive, Walter Wallace of Wilsonville, Kammy Carney of Staunton; step sister, Amy Wallace of Wilsonville; grandmother, Norma Short and husband Ronald of Brighton. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandfather, Raymon Hershman and paternal grandparents, Walter and Elizabeth Holmes.


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