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Gahr, May E.

Services for May E. Gahr, sister of Claude Caudle, Jr., of Farmersville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, with the Rev. Anton Borella officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Gahr died Saturday, November 29, 1998, in New Caney, Texas, at the home of a daughter. She was 76 years old on June 25. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Claude and Jeannie Pratt Caudle. She married Olin G. Gahr in 1947. He died in 1997. Surviving are the daughter, Anna Jane Hornaday of New Caney; a step son, Gene Gahr of Carlinville; sisters, Virginia Proctor and Ruby Jones, both of Carlinville; another brother, Ernest Caudle of Carlinville; six grandchidlren and two great grandchildren.

Gan, Vernon C.

Vernon C. Gan, of Coffeen, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield. He was 67 years old on January 10. He was an expediter for Granite City Steel for 30 years before retiring in 1975. He was active in the Shriner organization and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was born in Tennessee to Christopher A. and Lillian A. Mitchell Gan. He married Linda Williams Combs on August 24, 1978, in Granite City. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Vernon Gan Jr. and wife Cindy of Livingston, Norman Gan and wife Karla of Greenville, Tony Gan and wife Tammy of Greenville, Mark Gan and wife Kim of St. Peters; step children, Jackie Combs of Coffeen, Jaye Brandon of Montgomery, Texas, Jeff Combs of Coffeen; brother, Gary Gan and wife Ruth of Bunker Hill; sister, Patricia Robinson Gan of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren, six step grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Graveside service was held Saturday in Griffith Cemetery at Brownstown. The family suggests memorials be directed to Shriners Hospital, St. Louis. 

Gannon, George L.

Interment of George L. Gannon, formerly of Hillsboro, was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery. Bass Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gannon died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Sarasota, Fla. He was 84 years old on December 31. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Robert P. and Catherine Smith Gannon. He was a loan officer before his retirement. A niece, Barbara Kistler of Osprey, Fla., survives.

Gant, Loren Elbert

Services for Loren Elbert Gant, of Morrisonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Moffitt Funeral Home there with the Rev. James Thomson officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemtery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Gant died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 1999, in his home. He was 85 years old on October 11. He was a coal miner for the Peabody Coal Company for 42 years and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America for more than 60 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville. He was born in Benton, a son of Mack and Della Fletcher Gant. He married Lillian Chance in 1934 in Benton. She died April 9, 1997. Surviving are a daughter, Judy McKinnie and husband Raymond of Morrisonville; a brother, Henry Gant of West Frankfort; sisters, Beulah Daniels of Morrisonville, Rose Sanders of West Frankfort; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Gardner, Anna Marie

Services for Anna Marie Gardner, formerly of the local area, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Jacksonville Assembly of God Church, which she helped to found. Committal service will be held at 3 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. They suggest memorials be directed to the Jacksonville Assembly of God. Mrs. Gardner died Saturday morning, March 13, 1999, in her home in Jacksonville. She was 87 years old on November 5. She worked as a book binder at the Bound To Stay Bound Book Bindery for several years. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Louis and Barbara Dubernick Luketich, and married the Rev. W.A. Gardner on April 30, 1932, in Litchfield. They founded the First Assembly of God Church of Jacksonville in 1939. He died December 25, 1978. She remained a lifelong member of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Jean Vignone of Jacksonville; a brother, Louie Luketich of St. Louis; sister, Katherine Syes of Springfield; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Warren Richard in infancy; daughter, Louis McHatton; brothers, John, Mike and George; sisters, Barbara, Elsa and Rose.

Garland, Herbert R.

Services for Herbert R. Garland, brother of Lola Duncan of Hillsboro, were held this morning in Young Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Greenville. Mr. Garland, of Greenville, died Friday, October 29, 1999, in Heritage Manor Nursing Home of Findlay, Ohio. He was 88 years old on March 25. He worked for Marathon Pipeline Company in Wood River and Brownstown before he retired. Son of Homer and Lottie Cearlock Garland, he moved to Sorento as a child and attended schools there. He married Pearl E. Frost on June 13, 1937, in Sorento; she died January 19, 1991. Surviving are a son, Herbert H. Garland of Macomb, Ohio; brother, Denver Garland of St. Louis; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Etta Yureko.

Garrett, Lucille M.

Services for Lucille Marie Garrett, of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or Adopt - A - Pet, both in Benld. Mrs. Garrett died at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1999, in her home. She was 91 years old last September 14. She was born in Benld, a daughter of John and Mary Valerio Rossio. She married William Garrett on December 28, 1928. He died October 25, 1988. Surviving are sons, Donnie Garrett and wife Dede of Benld, Bill Garrett and wife Jean of Staunton; daughter, Bonnie Petiford and husband Phil of Gillespie; sister, Palmira Firth of Benld; six grandchildren, Kathy Bires, Donnie Garrett and wife Angie, Tina Garrett, Ronnie Garrett, Tammy Katich and husband Steve, Tracey Gengler and husband Mike; four great grandchildren, Sean Emmenderfer, Gabby Bires, Isaac Garrett and Jacob Gengler.

Garwood, Lamar

Services for Delbert Lamar Garwood, of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Stiehl©Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Rick Miles officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Belleville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Mr. Garwood died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 1998, in his home. He was 69 years old on March 18, and a veteran of the Korean war. He worked for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation before he retired. He was born in Witt, a son of Delbert and Cleo Oller Garwood. His wife, the former Wilma Rice, preceded him in death. Surviving are three step children, Leonard Crone of Granite City, Joyce Palmer and Gail Chapman, both of St. Joseph; sisters, Grace Meier of Nokomis, Nancy Gruen of Witt, Alice Lindsey of Schram City, Carol Rufus of Witt; brothers, Norman Garwood of Emigrant, Mont., and Gerald Garwood of Hillsboro.

Gass, William A.

Graveside service for William A. Gass, brother of Kenneth "Jack" Gass of Gillespie, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in West Cemetery, Thayer. Friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Virden. Mr. Gass, of Danville, died Monday, December 21, 1998, in his home. He was 67 years old on August 27, and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a financial counselor for many years, and owned and operated Counselors of Credit in Springfield from 1967 to 1975 when he retired. He was a past director of the Illinois Association of Credit Counselors, member of the board of Consumer Credit Counselors, and an adviser to the Governor and General Assembly on consumer credit matters. He was born in Springfield, a son of Clyde R. and Lillian Smith Gass. Surviving are another brother, Gorden G. Gass of Granite City; sisters, Esther Quinn of Virden, Ruth Combs of Girard and Helen Felts of Mauston, Wis.

Gates, Sr., James R.

Services for James Russell Gates, Sr., of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hough Colonial Home, Morrisonville. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery, Girard. Friends may call from 6 to ;8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Legion Auxiliary of Morrisonville, St. Vincent Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Gates died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in his home. He was 55 years old on February 8. He was a military aircraft electrician for 20 years before he retired, and a member of Morrisonville American Legion Post 721. He was born in Illiopolis, a son of Ernst Ray and Alice M. Stead Gates. His wife, the former Judith J. Clevenger, survives. Surviving also are sons, James R. Gates Jr. of Clairmont, Robert L. Gates of Morrisonville, Timothy M. Gates of Virginia Beach, Va., Mark A. Gates of Yorktown, Va., Matthew W. Gates and Anthony C. Brockman, both of Nokomis, Paul A. Gates of Morrisonville; a daughter, Dawn Varvel of Morrisonville; brother, David L. Gates of Morrisonville; sisters, Marie Haydock of Morrisonville, Ellen Pulverenti of Merritt Island, Fla., Connie Towers of Morningside, Md.; and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother and four sisters.

Gates, Judith (Judy)

Services for Judith "Judy" Gates, of Irving, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Matt Ferguson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church there officiating. Burial will be in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Gates died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 1998, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 76 years old on May 26. She resided in Irving most of her life, and worked as a bartender at the Irving Town Tavern for approximately 20 years. She was a graduate of Irving High School. She was born in Decatur, a daughter of Homer and Mary Kruzan Rebman. She married Willis Gates in 1941, in St. Louis. He was killed in action during World War II. Surviving are daughters, Rose Bard of Coffeen, Donna West and husband Gene of Destin, Fla.; a son, Paul H. Gates and wife Louise of Hillsboro; a brother, Thomas Rebman of Killeen, Texas; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Among other survivors is Carl Taylor of Irving, a dear friend. A brother, Homer Rebman, Jr., preceded her in death.

Gauble, Jr., Clifford F.

Clifford Franklin Gauble, Jr., formerly of Morrisonville, died Sunday, November 22, 1998, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was 78 years old on March 26, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was president of the State Bank of Girard for several years and later president of Community Bank of Salem before he retired in 1978. He was a member of the American Legion. He was born in Morrisonville, a son of Clifford Franklin, Sr., and Eulalia Clickener Gauble. His wife, the former Eleanor Soland, survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael Gauble of Medord, N.J. and Lance Gauble of Decatur; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Services will be held at Saturday in Decatur. Moran and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gears, Mary J.

Services for Mary J. Gears, of Worden, were held at 10 this morning in Williamson Funeral Home there. The Rev. Ray Radae officiated. Burial was in Worden City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hospice of Southern Illinois. Mrs. Gears died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 13, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 79 years old on April 22. She was born in Worden, a daughter of Alex and Elizabeth Dudas Radae. She married Arthur Frederick Gears in 1941 and he was killed in World War II in 1945. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Gunkel of Toledo, Ohio; a son, David Gears of Worden; a sister, Esther Hueneger of Worden; four grandchildren and one great grandson. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Elizabeth, Julia and Margaret and a brother, Alex J.

Gelsinger, Pearl E.

Services for Pearl E. Gelsinger, father of Ronald Gelsinger and wife Janet of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hohlt and File Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Dave Hebert officiating. Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in rural Hagarstown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Gelsinger died at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 1998, in his home in Vandalia. He was 88 years old on September 29. He worked for the Illinois Central railroad as a gang foreman before he retired, and was a member of the Bethel Temple Church of Vandalia. He was born in Vandalia, a son of Charlie and Annabelle Guffey Gelsinger. Married three times, both Agnes McKoy and Glovina Augustine preceded him in death. Surviving is Gladys Holbrook, whom he married on April 5, 1980, in Vandalia. Surviving also are daughters, Pat Stumborg of Effingham, Linda Morgan and husband Ed of Florida, Sharon Springer and husband William of Effingham, Sue Drewers and husband Jerry of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jerrie Sturmard and husband Don of Bement; step daughters, Brenda Meyer of Vandalia, Jean Jones of Florida, Mary Ellen Oldham of Vandalia; step sons, Delbert Blankenship and wife Barbara of Morehead, Ky., Kenny Blankenship and wife Sherry of Mt. Vernon; brother, Pete Gelsinger and wife Nell of Assumption; sisters, Irene Tinker and husband Squire, Opal Daniels, all of Vandalia; 24 grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 13 step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were five children, one brother and two sisters.

Gentry, James A.

Services for James A. Gentry, of Farmersville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. Freinds may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the memorial fund which has been established in his name with Bank and Trust of Farmersville. Mr. Gentry died Monday, November 16, 1998, in Anderson Hospital at Maryville. He would have been 44 years old on November 20. He was a registered nurse with Comprehealth in St. Louis. He previously worked for Alternacare in Peoria, Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was a 1972 graduate of Auburn High School and a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College. He was born in Springfield, a son of Arthur L. and Annebelle Molohon Gentry. Surviving are his fiancee, Shannon Wooten of Farmersville; sons, Nicolas Gentry of Springfield, William and Jacob Wooten of Farmersville; a daughter, Amanda Wooten of Farmersville; father, Arthur L. Gentry of Hardin, Ky.; step father, Kenneth "Tex" Crissey of Auburn; brothers, Stanley M. Gentry of Rochester, Jack L. Crissey Sr. of Virden, Kenneth G. Crissey of Auburn; and a sister, Linda Gentry Maguire of Virden.

Gerdes, Jo Ann

Services for Jo Ann Gerdes, of Litchfield, will be held at noon Saturday in the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. The Rev. Donald Langhoff and the Rev. Dwight Weber will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Mt. Olive. Friends may call on Saturday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church. Miss Gerdes died Thursday, October 29, 1998, in Carlinville Hospital. She was 42 years old on January 25. She was head cashier at the National Food Store in Litchfield. A 1974 graduate of Litchfield High School, she attended Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, for two years. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Clifford H. and Mary I. Vaughn Gerdes. Surviving are her parents, of Litchfield; brothers, Gary Gerdes and wife Sharon, Lonnie Gerdes and wife Linda, all of Litchfield; sister, Arlene Haltman and husband Perry of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, George and Pearl Sharp Vaughn and paternal grandparents, Fred and Ricke Flitz Gerdes. Services for Jo Ann Nadine Gerdes, of Litchfield, were held at noon Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church. The Revs. Donald Langhoff and Dwight Weber officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive. During the service Keith Marburger, organist, accompanied the congregation as they sang "Just As I Am" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were Duane Gerdes, Matt Gerdes, Ed Koertge, Lee Lankutis, Warren Wolfe, all of Litchfield, and Jeremy Welsh of Waggoner. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by Zion Ladies Aid. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Miss Gerdes, 42, died Thursday, October 29, in Carlinville Hospital.

Gerlach, Kenneth, Sr.

Graveside service for Kenneth W. "Pops" Gerlach, Sr., of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen. Prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Coffeen Volunteer Fire Department or the Coffeen Library. Mr. Gerlach died at 11:23 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 72 years old on November 20, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He had been retired for almost 20 years and before he retired, he worked for 27 years at Hussman Refrigeration in St. Louis. During his military service, from October 27, 1943, to May 16, 1946, he served aboard a crash rescue boat in the Philippine Islands. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Harold "Harry" and Esther Petra Gerlach. He married Joyce Pfaender on June 18, 1949, in St. Agatha's Catholic Church, St. Louis. She died March 4, 1993. Surviving are sons, Kenneth W. Gerlach, Jr., and wife Linda of Washington, D.C. and London, England, Paul A. Gerlach and wife Toni of St. Peters, Mo., Jeffry G. Gerlach and wife Beverly of Coffeen; sister, Delores Lesniewski of St. Louis; brother, Claud "Red" Gerlach of St. Louis; and two granddaughters, Kate and Anna Gerlach. Preceding him in death were a brother, Harold Gerlach and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Gerlach.

Gibbons, Irma Rose

Funeral Mass for Irma Rose Gibbons, of Benld, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church there. Her son, the Rev. Father D. Patrick Gibbons, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Edwardsville, will be the officiant. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld. Prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Gibbons died at 3:39 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 78 years old on November 7. She was active in her church and was a member of St. Joseph's Altar and Rosary Society and the church choir. She was also a member of Croatian Lodge 217. She was born in Benld, a daughter of Peter and Modesta Giustat DeStefane. She married Donald Gibbons on August 23, 1947, in St. Joseph's Church at Benld. He survives. Surviving, besides her husband and son, are daughters, Geraldine Gibbons of Benld, Jackie Kokoszka of Ottawa; brother, Edward DeStefane of Benld; sister, Sabina Brunetto of Benld. Preceding her in death were brothers, Also and Cablo DeStefane.

Getz, Clifford O.

Services for Clifford O. Getz, of Nokomis, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sutton Funeral Home there with the Rev. Edmund Hill officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Getz died at 12:54 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 82 years old on September 1. He was a farmer before he retired, and a member of the Rosamond Baptist Church. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Ora and Molly Marley Getz. He married Ruth McCaslin on December 23, 1931, in St. Charles. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Gail Berner and husband Clarence of Sauk City, Wis., Terri Randles and husband Michael of Decatur; sisters, Ruth Ondrey of Hillsboro, Marie Diethl of Long Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Giavaras, John

John Giavaras, who visited the area many times on behalf of Lincoln Land Community College, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, in St. John's Hospital. He was 73 years old on June 3. He was employed by the college for 21 years and retired as vice president of community relations. He had resided in Springfield since 1971 where he was active in Rotary, in Crimestoppers having been a charter member and director on the state board, and in the Masons. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Seabees. He was born in Lowell, Mass., a son of Constantine and Fotoula Kostoulakos Giavaras. He married Nina Patsuris in 1963. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Frances Giavaras of Springfield; son, Dean Giavaras of Park Ridge; a brother, Steve Giavaras of Clearwater, Fla.; sister, Mary Kalivas of Lowell, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Anthony's Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church, Springfield. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements. 

Gibbons, Shirley J.

Funeral Mass for Shirley J. Gibbons, of Gillespie, will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Father Patrick Gibbons. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call in Kravanya Funeral Home on Wednesday from 8:30 until one half hour before the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Gibbons died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 63 years old last October 23. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Pearl and Anna Kohl Allen. She married Francis P. Gibbons on November 10, 1952, in Carlinville in St. Mary's Church. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Brian Gibbons of Phoenix, Ariz., John Gibbons of Cape Coral, Fla.; daughters, Linda Haddad of Gillespie, Connie Wenzel of Mt. Clare, Carol Nation, Gail Dufner and Lisa Broom of Gillespie; brothers, Roy Allen of Girard, Robert Allen of Gillespie, Pearl "Bud" Allen of Alton, Harold Allen of Texas; sisters, Helen Bast of Gillespie, Pat Tretter of Auburn, Maxine Bloome of Girard, Wanda Helgen of East Alton; and 11 grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Elizabeth Jennings, Virginia Hancock; and two grandchildren, Melissa Renee and Ashley Jean Wenzel.

Gibson, Margaret T.

Margaret T. Gibson, mother of John Gibson of Gillespie, died Thursday, August 26, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. A resident of Plainview, she was 90 years old on July 19. She was born in Macoupin county, a daughter of John W. and Martha Fones Davis. She married George E. Gibson in 1927, in Carlinville. He survives. Surviving besides son John are four other sons, Harold Gibson of Carlinville, George Gibson of Plainview, Bill Gibson of Girard, Elmer Dean Gibson of Foosland; daughters, Evelyn Drew of Palmyra, Dorothy Taul of Brighton, Mary Loy of Medora; 29 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Services were held this morning in Shipman at the Targhetta Funeral Home with burial in the Shipman Cemetery.

Giller, George W.

Services for George William Giller, of rural Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. fReinds may call on Thursday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Giller died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 10, 1999, in Memorial Hospital, Belleville. He was 45 years old on July 19. He was born in Litchfield, a son of charles and Margaret Whitman Giller, and a lifelong resident of the Sorento and Donnellson area. He married Sharon Miller on January 20, 1979, in Coffeen. She survives. Surviving also are sons, George Fredrick Giller, William Dean Giller, both of Sorento; daughters, Becky Lou Giller, Roxy Giller, also of Sorento; brothers, Tommy Giller of Greenville, Kenny Chismarick of Morris, Edward Giller of Sorento; sisters, Sandra Fontana and Nancy Weller of Hornsby, Sue Blackwell of Granite City, Ruth Vollintine of Metropolis, Birdie Eccles, Maggie Haycroft and Lillie Cook, all of Vandalia; and four grandchildren. A brother, Robert Giller, preceded him in death.

Gillett, Mary E.

Mary E. Gillett, sister of Vi Fellers of Hillsboro, died Friday, July 23, in Arlington, Texas. She was 80 years old on May 18. She was born in Mattoon and after moving to Texas, first lived in Midland before moving to Arlington in 1978. Surviving, besides her sister, Mrs. Park Fellers, are her husband, Bill Gillett; sons, Stephen Gillett of Tulsa, Okla., Roger Gillett of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughter, Martha Brown of Arlington; eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Services were held this morning in the First United Methodist Church of Arlington with burial in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Gilmore, Richard A.

Services for Richard A. Gilmore, of Witt, were held at 11 this morning in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Witt. The Rev. James Kessler officiated. Burial was in Irving Cemetery. Mr. Gilmore died at 8 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 24 years old on December 5. He worked as a laborer. He was born in Peoria, a son of DeWayne and Brenda Brent Gilmore. Surviving are a son, Seth Gilmore of Nokomis; daughters, Beverley Weatherall and Alexandria Gilmore, both of Havana; his father, DeWayne Gilmore of Wisconsin; his mother, Brenda and stepfather, Paul Moon of Witt; brother, Chad Gilmore of Havana; and sisters, Tanya Carver of San Diego, Calif., and Gloria Bradley of Hillsboro. Preceding him in death was a stepfather, Henry Bradley.

Gimlin, Carl E.

Graveside service for Carl E. "Corky" Gimlin, of rural Standard City, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Behme Cemetery. Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Kidney Foundation. Mr. Gimlin died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 75 years old on March 19. He worked for 18 years for the Illinois Department of Transporation, retiring April 7, 1989, and was a member of New Hope Church of Litchfield. He was born in Atwater, a son of Enis Edmond and Ethel Davis Gimlin. Surviving are his children, Mary Curry of Litchfield, Carl W. Gimlin of Standard City, Carolyn Gimlin of Carlinville, Michelle Pocklington of Farmersville; and several grandchildren and great grandchidlren. Others surviving include a companion, Frances Presswood of Escondito, Calif. Preceding him in death were a son, Ed Gimlin in 1980 and a sister, Jane Hardt.

Ginder, Ralph R.

Services for Ralph R. Ginder, father of Prudy Chumley of Hillsboro, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery near Jacksonville. Mr. Ginder, of rural Jacksonville, died Sunday, October 10, 1999, in Passavant Hospital there. He was 87 years old on February 15, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer, teacher in Arcadia school district and inspector for Caterpillar. He was born west of Arcadia, a son of John C. and Clara Goodpasture Ginder. His wife, the former Viola A. Brunk, died in 1998. Surviving are a son, John Ginder of Metamora; another daughter, Betty Roberts of Rushville; brothers, Alvin, Wayne, Dale Ginder, all of Jacksonville, Clyde and Lloyd Ginder, both of Arenzville; sisters, Blanche Henderson of Jacksonville, Ruth Reichert of Virginia, Helen Finn of Chandlerville, Mildred Lewis of Murrayville, Marie Hembrough of Winchester; and six grandchildren.

Ginder, Viola A.

Viola A. Brunk Ginder, mother of Prudy Chumley of Hillsboro, died Sunday, September 27, 1998, in St. John's Hospital. She resided in Jacksonville and would have been 77 years old on September 30. She was born in Jacksonville, a daughter of Edward and Cora Smith Brunk. She married Ralph R. Ginder in 1939. He survives. Surviving also besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Norman Chumley, are a son, John Ginder of Metamora; another daughter, Betty Roberts of Rushville; sisters, Pearl Smith of rural Jacksonville, Kathryn Prather of Virginia and Velma Wernsman of Germantown Hills; and six grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, with burial in Arcadia Cemetery.

Giorgis, Henry F.

Henry F. Giorgis, formerly of Nokomis, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at Hines V.A. Hospital in Hines. He was 83 years old. A long©time resident of the Joliet area, he was born in Nokomis, a son of John and Mary Giorgis. He served in Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was known as an avid collector of tamps, books and memorabilia. Surviving are four daughters, Chryll Stebbins, Paula Ostrem, Nina Kirincich and Cindy Kontos; brother, Guido Giorgis; sister, Lillian Sharp; step sister, Lena Bortolussi; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Others surviving include a former wife, Jean Sharp. Preceding him in death were sisters, Anna Catrain, Leona Fiocchi and a brother, John Giorgis. Interment was in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Girardi, Victoria M.

Services for Victoria M. Girardi, of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center. Mrs. Girardi died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 80 years old on August 6. She was born in Benld, a daughter of Julius and Albina Campo Bollini. She married Mike Girardi on November 18, 1939, in Carlinville. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Carol Ostrowsky and husband Don of Cape Coral, Fla.; sisters, Dorothy Girardi and Irene Filippini, both of Wilsonville; grandsons, Kevin and Jeff Ostrowsky, also of Cape Coral; and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Julius and Clemence Bollini.

Girardini, Virgil A.

Virgil A. Girardini, formerly of Eagarville, died at 1:07 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 1999, in St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley. He was 83 years old on June 9, and an Army veteran of World War II as a combat engineer. He was a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. Formerly a resident of Peoria, he worked as a multigraf operator at Hiram Walker in Peoria for 40 years before he retired. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria, the Elks and the Old Timer's Baseball Association. He was born in Eagarville, a son of Fred and Kate Schey Girardini. he married Lena M. Frasco on May 16, 1949, in Peoria. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Fred Girardini and wife Christina of Peoria and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother and a sister. Services for Mr. Girardini will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Vincent de Paul Church with the Rev. Father Patrick Henehan officiating. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. The Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association or the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.

Gleason, Betty Jo

Services for Betty Jo Gleason, of Staunton, were held at 10:30 Monday morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Ernest Atwood officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Specials songs played during the service were "Love Me" by Collin Raye, "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" by NSYNC, and pianist and soloist Rosemary Messner performed "One Day at a Time." Pallbearers were Dustin Bramley, Kenny White, Tony Masinelli, Bill Wilkins, Chad Matesa and Mike Atwood. Mrs. Gleason died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, 1999, in St. John's Hospital North, Springfield. She was 61 years old on June 13. She was born in Granite City, a daughter of William James and Katherine Menefee Runner. She attended schools in Canton, Mo., the Baptist grade school in Bridgeton, Mo., and graduated from Pattonville High School in Bridgeton with the class of 1956. She married George Byron Gleason on October 21, 1971, in Granite City. He survives in Staunton. Surviving also are sons, Michael Johnson of St. Louis, Lance Kreger and wife Michelle of Livingston; daughters, Pamela Billings of Staunton, Kathy Bollman and husband Dave of Staunton; mother, Katherine Griggs of Madison; sisters, Shirley Williams of Granite City, Patty Lou Griggs of Madison; 12 grandchildren, David, Eric and Chelsea Bollman of Staunton, Keri, Jessica, Michael and Michelle Johnson of St. Louis, Dustin Bramley of Staunton, Brittani, Dakota and Kane Kreger of Livingston, Tara Billings of Staunton; two great grandchildren, Tiffany and Logan Billings of Staunton. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Maxine Billings and her father, William Runner.

Goad, Jesse M.

Jesse M. "Buzz" Goad died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, December 17, 1999, in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 84 years old on December 9, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was an aerospace worker before he retired and had lived in Goleta, Calif., for the past 30 years. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Jesse and Hazel Goad, and was a 1933 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He married Geraldine Lehman in 1938, in Beverly Hills, Calif. She preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Komadine of Wittier, Calif., six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Jesse M. Goad III in 1990 and brothers, William and Robert Goad. The remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific Ocean. A private family remembrance service will be held after the holidays.

Goad, Kevin D

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Kevin David Goad, of Taylor Springs, will be held at at 7 p.m. Friday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. The Rev. Matt Ferguson of the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Goad died at 9:35 p.m. Monday, July 19, 1999, in his home. He was 43 years old on June 20. He worked for Hillsboro Glass Company for 13 years, from 1983 to 1996, and then attended Vatterott College where he earned a certification as a Master Welder. Along the way he earned 12 certificates. For the past two months he was employed as a welder for Schien Manufacturing in Carlinville. A resident of Hillsboro for most of his life, he graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1975. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Robert and Rosemary Livingston Goad. He married Tanja Lynn Traylor on March 13, 1982, in Hillsboro, Texas. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Ty Traylor Goad and Tobin Goad, both at home; sister, Susan Hucker of Hillsboro; brothers, Bob Goad and wife Paula of New Berlin, Charles Goad and wife Judy of Hillsboro. Others surviving include his parents-in-law, Kenny and Deanna Traylor and brother in law, Craig Traylor, all of Hillsboro. His parents preceded him in death.

Goby, Kenneth F.

Graveside service for Kenneth F. Goby, formerly of Raymond, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Asbury Cemetery there with the Rev. Matthew Jaiah officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Joines Funeral Home at Newman. They suggest that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to the Newman United Methodist Church. Mr. Goby, of Newman, died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Boxwood Health Care Center there. He was 80 years old on August 25, and a veteran of World War II. He was the owner and operator of Goby Chevrolet Garage in Newman for 46 years before retiring in 1991, and a 50 year member of the Newman American Legion. He was born in Raymond, a son of Gus T. and Estella Smith Goby. He married Lillian Trinkle on October 5, 1940, in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Kenneth Goby Jr. of Newman; brother, Gerald Goby of Raymond; sister, Anita Hall of Raymond; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son and a daughter. Graveside service for Kenneth F. Goby, formerly of Raymond, was held this morning in Asbury Cemetery there. Mr. Goby, of Newman, died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Boxwood Health Care Center. He was 80 years old on August 25, and a veteran of World War II. He was the owner and operator of Goby Chevrolet Garage in Newman for 46 years before retiring in 1991, and a 50 year member of the American Legion in Newman. He was born in Raymond, a son of Gus T. and Estella Smith Goby. He married Lillian Trinkle on Ocober 5, 1940, in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Kenneth Goby Jr. of Newman; brother, Gerald Goby of Raymond; sister, Anita Hall of Raymond; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son and a daughter. 

Goebel, Lillian Ann

Funeral Mass for Lillian Ann Goebel, formerly of Morrisonville, will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Maurice Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Terrance Tracey. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery. Moffit Funeral Home, Morrisonville, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Maurice School in Morrisonville. Mrs. Goebel died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Walnut Ridge Healthcare at Springfield. She was 92 years old on June 29. She was a member of St. Maurcie Catholic Church, the church Altar and Rosary Society, and the Forresters - Catholic Daughters of America. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of Henry and Cora Hamilton Bergschneider. She married Clarence F. Goebel in 1924. He died in 1968. Surviving are sons, John Goebel of Chatham, Bill Goebel of Springfield; daughters, Pat Moore of Rochester, Mary Smith of Overton, Nev., Helen Sullivan of Morrisonville, JoAnn Heil of Viola; a brother, Lawrence Bergschneider of Chicago; sister, Louise Gooden of Springfield; 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Goebel, OP, Mary E.

Funeral Mass for Sister Mary Emmanuel Goebel, OP, who taught in schools in the area, will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Motherhouse in Springfield. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Sister Mary Emmanuel died Monday, October 12, 1998, in the Sacred Heart Convent at Springfield. She was 97 years old. She was born in Pesotum, a daughter of John and Rosina Reinhart Goebel and later lived in Virden and Morrisonville. She entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters in 1918 and pronounced religious vows in 1920. She devoted 54 years to the teaching of science and mathematics in secondary education, after earning a bachelor's degree at DePaul University and a master's degree in science at the University of Illinois. Her teaching career took her to schools in East Moline, Odell, Farmersville, Mt. Sterling, Chicago Heights and Richmond, Mich. She also taught at the Sacared Heart Academy in Springfield for 15 years, and then worked part time as audio visual librarian for 13 years before retiring to the Moutherhouse. Surviving are three nephews and two nieces.

Goeke, Esther S.

Services for Esther S. Goeke, of Zanesville Township, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield with the Rev. Richard Olson officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Esther S. Goeke Litchfield School Library Memorial Fund or the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield Memorial Fund. Mrs. Goeke died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 83 years old on August 17. She was a teacher for more than 20 years before retiring in 1975. She began her teaching career in 1938, at Litchfield High School. After her marriage the following year, she and her husband, Harold, moved to the Pittsburgh, Pa., area. There, she taught in New Kensington, Pa., and later in Dayton, Ohio. She again taught at Litchfield High School in 1945. After a post war move to the New York City area, the family returned to the Litchfield area and established their home on a farm in Zanesville Township. In the ensuing years, she spent a year teaching at Carlinville High School and then had numerous assignments in the Litchfield Junior and Senior High Schools. She was junior high librarian, senior high yearbook adviser for 12 years, English and journalism instructor. She received both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana © Champaign where she was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega Social Socority and an Education honorary of Kappa Delta Pi. An accomplished pianist and organist, she was frequently called on to play at weddings, funerals, church services, organization meetings, and accompany student soloists. Her participation in the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield was important to her. She was an ordained elder and served in many ways, including as church school teacher, youth leader, organist and president of Litchfield Presbyterian Women. She served on the General Council of the Southeastern Illinois Presbytery and as president of the Southeastern Illinois Presbytery Women's Association. In addition, she was an active member of the Montgomery County 4©H Club program and was co©leader with her husband of the Harvesters 4©H Club for 15 years. Born and reared in Litchfield, she was a daughter of Harry C. and Mary E. Bringhurst Stuttle. Her father was once a state senator. Her great grandfather was William E. Bacon, first mayor of Litchfield. On October 22, 1939, she married Harold E. Goeke in Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Mary I. Wilde and husband Robert of Alexandria, Va.; son, Joseph C. Goeke and wife Joyce K. of Litchfield; grandchildren, Diane Wilde Christopher and husband David of Strongsville, Ohio, James D. Wilde, Susan E. Goeke; and two great grandchildren, Katrina and Alan Christopher. Services for Esther S. Goeke, of Zanesville Township, were held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield. The Rev. Richard Olson officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "For the Beauty of the Earth," "In My Heart There Rings a Melody" and "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee." Linda Maulding was the organist. A grandson, James Wilde, played a trombone solo. Two readings were given during the Recognition of Life, "Our Granny" and "In Thanksgiving." Pallbearers were Robert Wilde, James Wilde, David Christopher, Frank Fleming, David Pastrovich, Arthur Niehaus, James Bray and J.D. Moss. Meinschein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Goeke, 83, died Saturday, September 5, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Goesmann, Mildred Marie

Mildred Marie Goesmann, sister of James K. Hartley of Gillespie, died Friday, July 3, 1998, in Deaconess West Hospital, St. Louis. She was 77 years old on November 6. She retired as a teacher's assistant in the Hazelwood School District. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron in Chapter 161, Florissant, Mo., in 1967. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of Jesse and Helen Kearney Hartley. She married John Goesmann in 1941 in Bowling Green, Mo. He died in 1982. Surviving also are daughters, Barbara Altman of Hudson, Mass., Chris Hogan and Nan Hartley, both of St. Louis; and four grandchildren. Graveside service was this afternoon in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville.

Goff, Clela L.

Clela L. Goff, formerly of Hillsboro, died October 11, 1999, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Inurnment was held Tuesday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Mrs. Goff, wife of the late Lionel E. Goff, Sr., was 92 years old on September 13. She had resided in Port Charlotte since 1989, having moved there from Tuscon, Ariz. Surviving are a son, Lionel E. Goff Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., three grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were besides her husband was a daughter, Clela Mae Watson.

Goldasich, Frances D.

Funeral Mass for Frances Dorothy Goldasich, formerly of Benld and Mt. Olive, will be said at 11 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive, by the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Rosary will be said at 6:45 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or the Mt. Olive Academic Foundation. Mrs. Goldasich died at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, in Colonial Care Center of Granite City. She was 80 years old on April 12. She was a member of the Church of the Ascension in Mt. Olive and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Granite City, the CFU Croation Lodge 217 and the VFW Auxiliary in Mt. Olive. She was born in Benld, a daughter of John and Marie Rauker Seketa, and graduated from Benld High School in the class of 1936. Her first marriage was to Joseph Michael Dragovich on June 29, 1940, in Benld; he died June 6, 1969. She married Paul Goldasich on April 2, 1977, in the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive; he died March 22, 1991. Surviving are sons, Nick Dragovich of Granite City, Joseph Dragovich of American Samoa; and three granddaughters, Deanna Dragovich of Granite City, Anastasia Hendricks of Gillespie and Alexandrea Weinberg of Benld. Preceding her in death were brothers, John, Thomas and Nicholas Seketa and sisters, Katherine Spudic and Mary Seketa. Following the services a lunch for family and friends will be served in the Ascension hall by the church Altar and Rosary Society. Funeral Mass for Frances Dorothy Goldasich was said at 11 this morning in the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive, by Rev. Father Larry Anschutz. Altar servers were Daniel Dragovich, Braden Grejtak and Anthony Obernuefemann. Organist Amy Dragovich accompanied the Ascension choir and soloist Rosemary Messner in "Amazing Grace" and "Beyond the Sunset." Dragovich also accompanied Ted Dragovich on brac in performing the Croatian song "Sve Dokje Tuoga Blagoga Oka." Pallbearers were Joe Seketa, Tom Rauker, Ted Dragovich, Fred Schwappach, Dan Rocker and Mike Dragovich. Burial was in Benld Cemetery with prayer offered at graveside by Croatian Lodge speaker Matt Turcol. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends in the Ascension Hall served by members of the Altar and Rosary Society. Mrs. Goldasich, 80, died Thursday, March 18, in Colonial Care Center of Granite City.

Goldasich, Michael V.

Services for Michael Vincent Goldasich, of Litchfield and formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Holy Family Church, the Litchfield Park District or to Catholic Charities. Mr. Goldasich, who resided in Heritage Manor of Gillespie, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 92 years on February 2. He was employed by Brown Shoe Company in Litchfield for 40 years until its closing, and then by the State of Illinois Treasurer's office until he retired. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. In his youth he was a talented amateur baseball player and he coached several Litchfield little league baseball teams and 3M baseball teams. He was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, a son of Michael and Barbara Michalic Goldasich, and became a U.S. citizen in 1930. He married Edith Irene Bouillon on June 15, 1932, in Hamel. She died September 15, 1994. Surviving are sons, James Goldasich and wife Marjorie of McNabb, Michael R. Goldasich and wife Betty of Jacksonville, Robert Goldasich and wife Jo of Fayetteville, Tenn.; a brother, Paul Goldasich of Greenville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Vanessa Kramer of Carlinville, Gail Cochran of Timewell, Keirsa Grosenback of Crystal Lake, Matthew Goldasich of Springfield, Carol Goldasich of Jacksonville, Kevin Goldasich of Fayetteville; and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Sam Goldasich and sisters, Barbara Tahanic and Anna Wey. 

Goldasich, Michael V.

Services for Michael Vincent Goldasich, of Litchfield and formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Holy Family Church, the Litchfield Park District or to Catholic Charities. Mr. Goldasich, who resided in Heritage Manor of Gillespie, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 92 years on February 2. He was employed by Brown Shoe Company in Litchfield for 40 years until its closing, and then by the State of Illinois Treasurer's office until he retired. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. In his youth he was a talented amateur baseball player and he coached several Litchfield little league baseball teams and 3M baseball teams. He was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, a son of Michael and Barbara Michalic Goldasich, and became a U.S. citizen in 1930. He married Edith Irene Bouillon on June 15, 1932, in Hamel. She died September 15, 1994. Surviving are sons, James Goldasich and wife Marjorie of McNabb, Michael R. Goldasich and wife Betty of Jacksonville, Robert Goldasich and wife Jo of Fayetteville, Tenn.; a brother, Paul Goldasich of Greenville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Vanessa Kramer of Carlinville, Gail Cochran of Timewell, Keirsa Grosenback of Crystal Lake, Matthew Goldasich of Springfield, Carol Goldasich of Jacksonville, Kevin Goldasich of Fayetteville; and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Sam Goldasich and sisters, Barbara Tahanic and Anna Wey. Services for Michael Vincent Goldasich, of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain of St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections were "Ave Maria" and "On Eagles Wings." Pallbearers were Mike Cochran of Timewell, Steve Duff of Hillsboro, Matthew Goldasich of Springfield, James Goldasich of McNabb, Jack Hart, Tom Jones and Richard Weiss Jr., all of Litchfield. Mr. Goldasich, 92, died Saturday, March 13, in St. Francis Hospital.

Golden, Esther M.

Services for Esther M. Golden, of Nokomis, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Witt, with the Rev. Jeff Bapst officiating. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery at Hillsboro. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Golden died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 72 years old on October 15. She was born in Witt, a daughter of John and Lettie Sammons Altevogt. Her husband, John D. Golden, died October 9, 1993. Surviving are a daughter, Martha Brumberlow and husband Rick of Nokomis; sisters, Mary Terness of Hillsboro, Dorothy Hoffman of Oreana, Paulina Roemig of Florida; four grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, John D. Golden Jr., daughters, Barbara and Esther Golden; brothers, Guy, Henry and Frank Altevogt; sisters, Bertha Ishmael, Hazel Rowland, Ethel Thiele and Catherine Williams.

Goodall, Zelda

Zelda Goodall, formerly of Hillsboro and Litchfield, died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Cali Mesa, Calif. She was 84 years old on March 25. A licensed funeral director, she was active in the family business, Carroll Funeral Home, while she resided in Litchfield. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield and a founding member of the Zonta Club of Litchfield. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1933. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Roscoe and Clara Elledge Moomaw. She married Lee T. Carroll in November 1935 in Iowa. He died in April 1956. Surviving are daughters, Fran Gambino and husband Richard of Redlands, Calif., Nancy Rhodes and husband Jim of Litchfield; sisters, Nadine Walker of Litchfield, Barbara Pfeiffer of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren, Lee and Chuck Compton of Litchfield, Bobby Barbibeau of Redlands; and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Maxine Reimringer and her step mother, Martha Moomaw who resided in Edwardsville. Memorial service for Mrs. Goodall will be held locally at a later date. In the obituary of Zelda Goodall which appeared in Tuesday's paper, Martha Moomaw, her step mother, should have been listed among others surviving. Mrs. Moomaw resides in Edwardsville. Memorial service for Zelda Goodall, formerly of Litchfield and Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Goodall, 84, died Friday, April 2, in Cali Mesa, Calif. Her obituary was in the paper on April 13.

Gooden, Louise B.

Services for Louise B. "Berky" Gooden, formerly of Harvel, were held this morning in Taylorville with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Mrs. Gooden died Friday, October 1, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. A resident of Taylorville, she was 80 years old on February 19. She retired from Morton's Pharmacy in Tayloville in 1986 after 38 years of service. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of Henry and Cora Hamilton Bergschneider. She married Dwight E. "Jim" Gooden in 1947 in Taylorville; he died in 1981.

Gorman, Opal A.

Opal A. Gorman, of Farmersville, died Sunday, November 8, 1998, in her home. She was 84 years old on September 11. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Farmersville, and the Farmersville Senior Citizens. She was born in Altus, Oklahoma, a daughter of James and Mary Havron Vollentine. She married Michael Gorman in 1933 in Farmersville. He died in 1961. Surviving are sons, Michael J. Gorman of Farmersville, Martin L. Gorman of Breese, Robert L. Gorman of Waggoner; daughters, Mary Alice Ryan of Corpus Christi, Texas, Rose Gorman of Woodland Hills, Calif.; a brother, Cleo Vollentine of Litchfield; sisters, Eva Morton of Azle, Texas, Frances Aherin of Princeton, Cleta Bray of Girard, Mary Ellen Schnedeke of Carlinville; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Friends may call in Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be said on Wednesday in St. Mary's Church, Farmersville. The time has not yet been set. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery, Farmersville. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Mary's Church or the Farmersville Waggoner Ambulance Service.

Grabow, Beatrice F.

Services for Beatrice F. Grabow, of Irving, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Bill Baughman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Committal service and burial of the cremains will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Grabow died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 1998, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 73 years old on November 20. She worked for Hillsboro Glass for 33 years before retiring in July 1982, and had resided in Irving since November 1973. Before that she resided in Scram City for 13 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, VFW Auxiliary to Litchfield Post 3912, and the Friday Night Women's Bowling League in Hillsboro. She was born in Ramsey, a daughter of Charles, Sr., and Anna Eller Casey. She married Everett "Bud" Grabow on October 31, 1961, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Louise Gates and husband Paul of Hillsboro; sons, Larry Allen White of Taylor Springs, Ron Grabow and wife Marsha of Irving, Gary Grabow and wife Linda of Aurora; brothers, Dale Casey and wife Janet of Fort Pierce, Fla., Charles Casey, Jr., and wife Maxine of Schram City, Cordon Casey of Harvel, David Scott of Nokomis, Sam Casey of Hillsboro; sister, Charlotte Havron of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren, Sonya Gates, Kelly Gates, Christopher White, Jeremy White, Angie Satterlee, Ronnie Grabow, Johnathan Grabow and Matthew Grabow; and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert Grabow; a brother, Billy Casey and a sister, Darlene Sergott.

Graczyk, Marguerette A.

Marguerette A. (Marty) Graczyk, formerly of Nokomis, died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. She was 71 years old on December 9. She was a nurse's aide for many years. Born in Nokomis, she was a daughter of Raymond and Goldie Crowder Rigel. Surviving are sons, Ralph Graczyk of Decatur, John Burkhart of Sparta; sister, Mary Golden of Decatur; and a granddaughter, Halley Danielle Burkhart. A brother preceded her in death. Interment was in Linwood Cemetery at Pana.

Graden, Verna

Services for Verna Graden, of Nokomis, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church there. Burial will be in Nokomis City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church. Mrs. Graden died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 87 yeares old on April 24. She was a member of St. Mark's Church and the Thrifty Club of Nokomis. She was born in Montgomery County, a daughter of Jacob and Clara Doerr Ruppert. She married Paul Graden on February 24, 1934, in Christian County. He died February 19, 1980. Surviving are sisters, Helen Mindrup, Dorris Wexstten, both of Nokomis; brothers, Irwin Ruppert of Tallas City, Mich., and Delmar Ruppert of Three Rivers, Mich. Preceding her in death were a sister, Lela Schwartzly and a brother, Chester Ruppert.


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