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Graham, Minnie L.

Graveside service for Minnie Louise Miller Graham, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Oak Grove Cemetery there. The Rev. Harry Meyer, pastor of the Christian Church of Hillsboro, will officiate. Friends may call in Bass Funeral Home on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Graham died Sunday, June 27, 1999, in Tanbark Health Care at Lexington, Ky. She was 95 years old. She taught in country schools in the Peoria and Southern Illinois area, and at one time taught sewing for the Singer Company. She was a member of the Lafayette Christian Church. She was born in Montgomery County, a daughter of Charles and Winnie Schneider Miller. She married Ted Graham on September 7, 1924, in Hillsboro. he died in 1973. Surviving are a son, John R. Graham and wife Garnetta of Lexington; brother, John F. Miller and wife Mabel of O'Fallon; grandchildren, John A. Graham of Versailles, Ky., Jean A. Johnson of Kalamazoo, Mich.; step grandchildren, Dena Keller of Frankfort, Ky., and Ricky Keller of Harrodsburg, Ky.

Graiff, Leonard B.

Funeral Mass for Leonard B. Graiff, formerly of Staunton, will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livingston by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund. Mr. Graiff died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 1999, in Houston Hospital, Northwest, Houston, Texas. He was 65 years old last December 16. He was a research advisor in automotive fuels for Shell Oil Company, Texas, for 40 years before retiring July 1, 1998. He was a member of St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Texas and a committee member in the Society of Automotive Engineers. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1959. He was born in Staunton, a son of Silvio and Julia Warlock Graiff. He married Arlene Walsh on September 14, 1963, in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Lisa Graiff of Dallas, Texas, Laura Graiff of Houston; a son, Phillip Graiff of Dallas; his mother, Julia Graiff of Washington, Ill.; sister, Esther Torry and husband Raymond of Washington. Preceding him in death was his father, Silvio Graiff.

Granger, Jr., John

Services for John Granger, Jr., formerly of Benld, were held at 10 this morning in Crawford Holden Funeral Home, Jerseyville. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Mr. Granger, of Jerseyville, died unexpectedly at 10:58 a.m. Monday, November 9, 1998, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was 82 years old on April 13. He was a field engineer for Shell Oil Company, Roxana, for 35 years before he retired. He was born in Mt. Clare, a son of John, Sr., and Freida Montgomery Granger. He married Helen Grabner on December 22, 1937, in Mt. Clare. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Benld where they reared their family. Four years ago they moved to Jerseyville. Surviving are his wife, Helen; a daughter, Jacqueline West of Murrieta, Calif.; son, John James Granger of Walnut Creek, Calif.; a sister, Eileen Anderson of Las Vegas, Nevada; seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Clarence Granger and Robert in infancy.

Grassel, Anita

Services for Anita Grassel, of rural Gillespie, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with Arthur Roemer officiating. Burial will be in Behme Cemetery in rural Carlinville. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church of Gillespie. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and of the Rebekah's. Mrs. Grassel died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 93 years old on January 4. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of William and Josephine Lemay Taylor. Her husband, John Grassel, died in 1943. Surviving is a sister, Mildred Glassmeyer of Moro. Other survivors include nieces and nephews, Leo and Eva Raynor, Alice and Gene Pinkston, all of Gillespie. Preceding her death were sisters Ladean Black and Wilhelmina Raynor Perrine.

Grassell, Herman H.

Herman H. Grassell, formerly of Gillespie, died Thursday, July 9, 1998, in Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Bollingbrook. He was 81 years old on July 23, and an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Grassell, of Romeoville, worked as a chef at varius locations in the Chicago area. He was born in Gillespie. Surviving are his wife, Grace; sisters, Elizabeth Morgan and Theodora Broverman, both of Taylorville; a brother, William R. Grassell of Hoffman Estates. Committal service was held Tuesday in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Grauer, Don

Services for Don Grauer, brother of Dorice Grauer of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Masterson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dr. Earl W. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery near Taylorville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Grauer, of Kincaid, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 73 years old on December 4, and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner and retired in December 1981 as a foreman at the Consolidated Coal Company mine at Coffeen. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Kincaid, American Legion Post 904 of Kincaid and VFW Post 4495 of Taylorville. He was born in Kincaid, a son of William C. and Nettie R. Rhodes Grauer. He married Betty G. "Gerry" Meacham on March 21, 1944, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving, in addition to his wife and brother, are sons, Bill Grauer of Kincaid, Gregory Grauer and wife Patricia of Franklin, Ky.; brother Dorice Grauer of Litchfield, and four grandchildren. Three brothers, Ernest, Robert and Lavern Grauer, preceded him in death.

Gray, Alberta E.

Services for Alberta E. Gray, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. The remains will be cremated. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Adopt A Pet. Miss Gray died at 8:37 p.m. Monday, February 1, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years old on May 3. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gillespie. She was born in Eagarville, a daughter of Jasper N. and Emma Feyen Gray, and was the last of her family. A sister, Emma Louise Hartke, preceded her in death. Survivors include cousins, Rose Hopper of Gillespie, Mary Loveless of Carlinville and Betty Abbott of Chicago. 

Gray, Rachel

Services for Rachel Gray, of Nokomis, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Pat Jakel officiating. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Gray died at 6;45 a.m. Monday, May 31, 1999, in her home. She was 81 years old on July 28. She was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Thomas and Margaret Martin Seddon. She was married twice. Both husbands, William Northcraft and Melvin Gray, preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Patricia Austin, Shirley Sisk, William and Edward Northcraft, all of Nokomis; sisters, Katherine Erickson and Mildred Yearling, both of Berwyn; 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Brothers, Thomas Seddon and James Hendren, preceded her in death.

Grear, Daisy M.

Services for Daisy M. Grear, of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Mary Etta Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Grear died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, November 29, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 98 years old on February 8. She worked at a candy factory and at a glass factory before she retired, and was a member of St. Mark's Church. She was born in Shelbyville, a daughter of James and Doris Jarvis Stanley. Her husband, Harry Grear, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Carl Grear of Decatur, six grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, three step great great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert Grear; daughters, Minnie Weller, Helen Vincent; brothers, Clyde Schutte, Jack, Calvin and Frank Stanley; sisters, Louise Ruppert, Mary McKee, Jennie Huber, Rose Johnson.

Greco, Faye J.

Faye J. Greco, daughter of Gilbert Barr of Nokomis, died Saturday, October 30, 1999. She resided in Riverside and was 64 years old on August 8. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Gilbert and Robbie Lovorn Barr, and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1953. Surviving besides her father are her husband, Hugo Greco of North Riverside; a step daughter and two step grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her mother and a brother, Rex Barr. Services were held in Riverside. Entombment was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum, St. Mark's Corridor.

Green, Bronta D.

Services for centenarian Bronta D. Green, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. James Howie officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from one hour before the service. Mrs. Green died at 11:35 a.m. December 3, 1999, in Ridgewood Health Care Center, Jasper, Ala. She was 100 years old on July 9. She had resided in Jasper for the past eight years. Most of her younger years were spent in the Sorento and Fairfield areas. She also resided in Lakeland, Fla., for 26 years. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of William J. and Sally Gill Jestes. She married Lloyd L. Green on October 18, 1919 in Hillsboro. He died July 5, 1962. Surviving is a son, William "Bill" Green and wife Betty of Jasper. Preceding her in death were a son, Lloyd L. Green Jr. in 1981 and two sisters, Irene Griffiths and Irma Shult.

Green, Gordon L.

Gordon L. Green, brother of James Green of Sorento, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. He was 78 years old last May 20, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for Pet Milk Company at the Greenville plant until it closed and then worked for the Pierron Farmers Co-op Elevator in Pierron before retiring in 1982. He was born in Old Ripley, a son of Evan and Nettie Thiems Green. He married Ruby Caulk on March 19, 1947, in Greenville; she died November 10, 1977. Surviving, besides his brother, are a daughter, Beverly Scott of Old Ripley; two grandchildren, two great grandchidlren and a step great grandchild. Preceding him in death were brothers, Herbert Thiems, Edward Green; sisters, Virginia Kerin, Helen Wall, Gloria Clanton.

Green, Julie Ann

Graveside service for Julie Ann Green, of rural Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Randy Sands, pastor of the Hillsboro Free Methodist Church. Patton Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends will gather there at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlinville Hospice. Mrs. Green died at 8:05 a.m. Monday, August 31, 1998, in her home. She was 33 years old on October 25. She lived in Hillsboro her entire life and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1983. She was employed as a secretary. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Joseph and Diana Kelly Boston. She married Brad S. Green on July 26, 1986, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are her father, Joe Boston of Hillsboro; brother, Joe Boston and wife Leslie, also of Hillsboro; maternal grandmother, Betty Kelly of Schram City; paternal grandmother, Isabel Oberle, of Hillsboro. Preceding her in death were her mother, Diana Kelly Boston in 1994; maternal grandfather, Paul L. Kelly in 1986; paternal grandfather, Ray "Buck" Boston in 1947; paternal step grandfather, Walter Oberle in 1993.

Green, Katherine A.

Services for Katherine Anne Green, of Hillsboro, were held at 10 a.m. today in Patton Memorial Home there. The Rev. James Howie officiated. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association. Mrs. Green died at 7:53 a.m. Friday, September 10, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 89 years old on March 16. She was a life long resident of Hillsboro and worked for various businesses in the community as a retail clerk. She also worked for the county clerk, was Montgomery County Democratic Chairman for a time, and a member of the Waveland Presbyterian Church in rural Hillsboro. She was known for her pleasant personality. She was born in Pleasant Mound, a daughter of Arthur and Maude Parker Frank. She was married three times. Her first husband was Ralph Cribfield. Her second husband was Joseph Feraris. She married her third husband, Elbert R. "Bill" Green on February 8, 1980, in Hot Springs, Ark. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Raymond L. Cribfield of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Barbara Lowe and husband Ed of Springfield; nine step children, four grandchildren, 22 step grandchildren, numerous step great grandchildren and step great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Raymond "Bud" Frank and sisters, Mildred Wiley and Nelda Pullin.

Green, Raymond H.

Raymond H. Green, formerly of Morrisonville, died Saturday, February 13, 1999, in Shelbyville Manor. He was 89 years old on July 15, and a veteran of World War II. He formerly farmed in the Morrisonville area and later was a painting contractor in Taylorville. He was born in Morrisonville, a son of Harry and Emma Kilton Green. He married Evelyn Himstedt in 1946, in Taylorville. She died in 1991. Surviving are a son, Brian R. Green of Shelbyville; a daughter, Rita Gooden of Springfield. Services will be held Tuesday in Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Lockart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Greenwalt, Alan Ray

Services for Alan Ray Greenwalt, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Mallicoat, of Jacksonville, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Heritage Manor of Litchfield. Mr. Greenwalt died at 10:08 p.m. Monday, November 9, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 72 years old on April 17, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a professional truck driver for Schmidt Truck Lines, Litchfield, before he retired, a member of Teamsters Local 525 of Alton and of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. He was born in Hornsby, a son of Truman and Irma Atteberry Greenwalt. He married Athel Marie Williams on September 20, 1947, in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. She died January 1, 1995. Surviving are sons, Gary A. Greenwalt and wife Donna of Rapid City, S.D., Steve Greenwalt and wife Hollie of O'Fallon, Mo., Eddie Greenwalt of Springfield; daughter, Lisa McGlothlin and husband Gus of Springfield; brother, Dale Greenwalt and wife Carol of Litchfield; sister, Lois Weatherford and husband Bobby of Litchfield; and six grandchildren. Services for Alan Ray Greenwalt, of Ltichfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Mallicoat, of Jacksonville, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections played during the service were "Sweet Hour of Prayer," "How Great Thou ARt" and "Nearer My God to Thee." Pallbearers were Harrell Howard, Cecil Millburg, Henry Nail, Lloyd Nail, Maynard Painter, all of Litchfield, and Art Knipple of Carlinville. Military rites were conducted during the committal service with Will Tackaberry, commander of American Legion Post 436, presenting the flag to Gary A. Greenwalt. Adam Roach played "Taps." Mr. Greenwalt, 72, died Monday, November 9, in St. Francis Hospital.

Greenwood, Clifford R.

Services for Clifford Raymond Greenwood, of Fillmore, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Vanburensburg Community Church with the Revs. Norris Price, Lawrence E. Becker and John R. "Sick" Seed officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery at Vanburensburg. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Green Hill Cemetery Association. Mr. Greenwood died Monday, October 19, 1998, in his home in Vanburensburg. He was 89 years old on July 19. He resided all of his life in the home where he was born, attended Vanburensburg Elementary school and later joined his father in farming. The Greenwood Farm was certified as a Centennial Farm on January 6, 1998, having been in the Greenwood family for three generations, a total of 116 years. In his younger years he was an avid baseball player as catcher and pitcher. He was a member of the Vanburensburg Community Church and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He was born in Vanburensburg, in South Fillmore Township, a son of William Charles and Rose M. Schentzius Greenwood. He married Blanche Everley on March 27, 1943, in Vandalia. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Joyce Faye Peterson of Greenwood, Ind., Millie Margaret Gromoll of Decatur; a sister, Caroline Brakenbush of Vandalia; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Clara Brackenbush, Ida Anderson and Hulda Brackenbush; brothers, William McKinley Greenwood and Raymond Greenwood; and a son in law, Dr. Henry Gromoll.

Greffe, Earl

Services for Earl Greffe, father of Barbara Rhodes of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bible Baptist Church, Pana, with the Rev. Scott Weber officiating. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery at Rosamond. Mr. Greffe died Saturday, August 15, 1998, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. He was 92 years old on February 9. He was a life©long resident of the Pana and Taylorville ares and worked in both farming and construction before he retired. He was born in Sharpsburg, a son of Dean and Abbie Jane Wilbur Greffe. He married Beatrice Mills in 1925 in Taylorville. She died in 1996. Surviving besides Mrs. Rhodes and her husband Herschel are other daughters, Elaine Gnazzo of Pana, Phyllis Reynolds of Decatur, Judy Warren of Stonington, Linda Falkerson of Topeka, Kan.; brothers, Dale Greffe of Champaign, Karl Greffe of Rochelle, Ronald Greffe of Edinburg, Donald and Virgil Greffe, both of Taylorville; sisters, Rachel Wheeler of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Virginia Cowell of Taylorville; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Gregg, Blanche

Graveside memorial service for Blanche Gregg, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, officiating. No visitation will be held. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Miss Gregg died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, July 6, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 97 years old on January 19. She worked at the Brown Shoe Company and also did domestic housekeeping for many years. She was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church. She was born in North Litchfield, a daughter of Jehiah and Abigail Garrett Gregg. She never married. Surviving are seven nieces, Bernadine Flynn and Alma Waive Schoen, both of Litchfield, Neva Cappo of Collinsville, Naomi Spahnle of Turlock, Calif., Mildred Aileen Rabulovich and Donna Branthaver, both of Springfield, Betty Spencer of Dorchester; a nephew, Gerald A. Gregg of Litchfield; 10 great nieces and 10 great nephews. Preceding her in death were brothers, Ward and Leslie Gregg; sisters, Alberta Nelson and Waunetta Gregg; a nephew, Bernard Gregg Nelson and nieces, Burnice Coady and Beulah Bain.

Gregg, Gerald A.

Services for Gerald Allen Gregg, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ulrey, pastor of the Raymond Southern Baptist Church and Rev. lee Rule, pastor of the Modesto Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carmi Baptist Children's Home. Mr. Gregg died at 6:56 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 73 years old on July 9, and a Navy veteran of World War II. During the war he was a radio man and achieved the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier for 30 years before his retirement, and he was a member of the Raymond Southern Baptist Church. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Leslie A. and Mamie DeSpain Gregg. He married Gracie A. Bettis on March 26, 1977, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Lois J. Gregg of Tulsa, Okla., Gail A. Bernstein and husband Don of Chesapeake, Va.; a step son, Lindley Krone of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Alma Waive Schoen of Litchfield, Aileen Radulovich, Springfield; and three grandchildren, Nicole Shomidie of Springfield, Stephanie Schnapp of San Francisco, Calif., Dustin Krone of Carlinville. A sister, Burnice Coady, preceded him in death. Services for Gerald Allen Gregg, of Litchfield, were held at 10 this morning in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Ulrey, pastor of the Raymond Southern Baptist Church, and Rev. Lee Rule, pastor of the Modesto Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend. During the service the organist, Michelle Sweet, accompanied vocalist Shirley Edwards as she sang "Mansion Over the Hilltop" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Pallbearers were Dustin Krone, grandson, of Carlinville, Allen Schoen, nephew, of Litchfield, Don Dennison of Morrisonville, Lester Lowe of Litchfield, Leroy Molen of Raymond and Melvin Painter of Litchfield. During the committal service the flag was presented to Mrs. Gracie Gregg by Charles Cress, chaplain of American Legion Post 436, Litchfield. A luncheon for family and friends was provided following the services by the women of the Raymond Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Gregg, 73, died Sunday, June 6, in St. Francis Hospital.

Greitak, Joan M.

Services for Joan Mathilda Greitak, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Becker and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Greitak died at 7:25 a.m. Monday, August 30, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 56 years old on May 26. She was a former cook at the Diamond restaurant and a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. She attended the Zion Grade School and Mt. Olive High School. She enjoyed crafts and the outdoors, and was an avid reader. She was born in San Pedro, Calif., a daughter of Harry and Dolores Luenemann Lichtenthaler. She married John Martin Greitak on December 28, 1973, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. He survives. Surviving also is a son, Gary Gorsich of Mechanicsburg. Following the services a lunch will be provided for family and friends in the Mt. Olive Veterans Hall. Services for Joan Mathilda Grejtak, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. DAniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Musical selections were "Beyond the Sunset," "Amazing Grace" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," played and sung by Ernie Thomack. In addition, a favorite song by Alabama was played, "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You." Pallbearers were Richard Luenemann, Bill Korunka, Bob Gretak Jr., Donnie Nowell, Simon Pomatto and Ken Wise. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Luenemann and David Pomatto. Following the services a lunch was served to the family and friends in the Mt. Olive Veterans Hall. Mrs. Grejtak, 56, died Monday, August 30, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

Grenia, Margaret Mary

Margaret Mary Grenia, formerly of Litchfield, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 30, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. her remains were donated to Washington Unviersty School of Medicine, St. Louis, and a memorial service will be held in St. Louis at a later date. Mrs. Grenia, of Witt, was 65 years old on April 16. She worked at Echlin Manufacturing for 10 years. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of Harld Bennett and Mary Ann Sanna Backshies. She married William A. Grenia on December 24, 1958, in St. Louis. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Mike Grenia and wife Luann, Steven GRenia and wife Jackie, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Ronald Backschies of Hermann, Mo.; sisters, Barbara Keen and Charlotte Hanes, both of St. Louis; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Jennifr and Jessica Grenia. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Griffin, Beulah E.

Graveside service for Beulah Elizabeth Griffin, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Compton of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church officiating. Family and friends will gather at Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, at 9:30 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery. Suggested in lieu of flowers are memorial contributions to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Griffin died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 87 years old on June 14. She lived in St. Louis for 30 years and worked for Stix - Baer & Fuller department store as a salesman. She then lived in Georgia for three years. She returned to Hillsboro in 1981. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of John Edwin and Emma Catherine Bost Whitlock. She married Russell S. Griffin on December 28, 1929, in Tower Hill. He died May 8, 1967. Surviving are daughters, Joyce Ann Clymer and husband Charles of Lake Worth, Fla., Janet Sue Melkun of Greenwich, Conn.; granddaughter, Katrina Ann Torres of Boca Raton, Fla., and a great granddaughter, Samantha Anne Torres. Preceding her in death were brothers, Lloyd, Melvin and Louis Whitlock.

Griffiths, Velma L.

Velma LaVerne Griffiths, mother of Eileen Katich of Gillespie, died Monday, June 14, 1999, in Seiling Nursing Center at Seiling, Okla. She was 71 years old on March 2. While living in Illinois, she worked as a file clerk for the state and was a licensed foster parent. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Girard. She moved to Seiling in 1995. She was born in Modesto, a daughter of James Joseph and Edith Irene Walkington Broffey. Her husband, Lee Griffiths, whom she married in 1948 in Macoupin County, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Janice List of Mason City, Paula Griffiths and Patti Burchmiler, both of Seiling; sons, Freddie Griffiths and wife Sheila of Carlinville, Larry Griffiths and wife Debbie of Riverton; another sister, BErnice Sullivan of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; brother, Donald Broffey of Spring, Texas; 12 grandchildren, a step granddaughter, two foster grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services are being held Friday morning in Seiling at the Redinger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brumfield Cemeter there. 

Griffiths, Velma L.

Velma LaVerne Griffiths, mother of Eileen Katich of Gillespie, died Monday, June 14, 1999, in Seiling Nursing Center at Seiling, Okla. She was 71 years old on March 2. While living in Illinois, she worked as a file clerk for the state and was a licensed foster parent. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Girard. She moved to Seiling in 1995. She was born in Modesto, a daughter of James Joseph and Edith Irene Walkington Broffey. Her husband, Lee Griffiths, whom she married in 1948 in Macoupin County, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Janice List of Mason City, Paula Griffiths and Patti Burchmiler, both of Seiling; sons, Freddie Griffiths and wife Sheila of Carlinville, Larry Griffiths and wife Debbie of Riverton; another sister, BErnice Sullivan of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; brother, Donald Broffey of Spring, Texas; 12 grandchildren, a step granddaughter, two foster grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services are being held Friday morning in Seiling at the Redinger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brumfield Cemeter there.

Grigsby, Joyce May

Joyce May Grigsby, of Hillsboro, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, August 2, 1999, in her home. She was 74 years old on April 30. She attended school in Beaumont, Calif., worked as a clerk at a Disabled Americans thrift store, and was employed in the civil service. She was born in Oklahoma, a daughter of Harold Wesley and Bertha Mae Grissom Blackerby. Her husband, Teddy Jo Burton, preceded her in death in 1983. Surviving are daughters, Judylyn Freienmuth of Glendale, Ariz., Kathleen Jo Foster and Melany Murray, both of Fillmore; sisters, Helen Robinson of Imperial, Calif., Betty Young of California; brothers, Dick and Dennis Blackerby, both of Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Johnny Blackerby and a sister, Dorothy Wolhford. No services are planned. The remains are to be cremated with Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Grimes, Jesse E.

Services for Jesse E. Grimes, of Irving, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with Rev. Mary Etta Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Grimes died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 87 years old on May 6. He was a farmer and a member of St. Mark's Church. He was born in Audubon Township, a son of John and Della Peacher Grimes. His wife, the former Leona Keiser, died August 26, 1978. Surviving are four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, John E. Grimes Jr. on August 28, 1999, and two brothers, Harry and Charles Grimes.

Grimes, Jr., John E.

Services for John E. Grimes, Jr., of Irving, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Grimes died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 1999, in Irving. He was 61 years old on November 11. He was a carpenter and a member of the Carpenters and Laborers Local 742. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He was born in Witt, a son of Jesse E. and Helen Crutcher Grimes. His first wife, the former Beverly Sexton, died in December 1996. His second marriage, to Patricia DeWerff, ended in divorce. Surviving are sons, John William Grimes and wife Angie of Taylorville, Todd Grimes of Taylorville; daughters, Debra Bugg and husband Craig of Butler, Judy Kotoch and husband Ed of Las Vegas, Nevada; his father, Jesse Grimes; half brother, Jack Lynch of Witt; half sisters, Imogene Miller of Fillmore, Mary McGlothlin of Litchfield; and four grandchildren. Others surviving include a companion, MaryLou Kramer of Hillsboro. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Angela at birth; mother, Helen Grimes on August 26, 1978; and a half brother, Robert Lynch in 1975.

Grimm, Minnie Amelia

Services for Minnie Amelia Grimm, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Lellelid, interim pastor of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Miss Grimm died at 8:20 this morning, Friday, August 28, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 94 years old on October 16. She was a homemaker and babysat for several Litchfield families. She also did housekeeping and took care of several elderly people in their homes. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Louis Henry and Anna Galster Grimm, and was the last of her family. Preceding her in death were brothers, Albert and William Grimm and a sister, Mary Weatherford. Also preceding her in death was a step father, James Wright. Surviving are a niece and nephew, Shirley Longhelt of Alexandria, Va., and Bill Weatherford of Dallas, Texas.

Griner, Irma V.

Lester G. Griner and Irma V. Griner died recently in the Brandywine Nursing and Rehab facility in Greenfield, Ind. Mr. Griner, 90 years old on October 19, died on April 2, 1999. Mrs. Griner, 90 years old on August 4, died on April 19, 1999. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 24. They are parents of former Litchfield residents, Duane Griner and wife Clara, now of 2189 South Country Club road, Warsaw, IN 46580-7588. Others surviving include four grandchildren, also former Litchfield residents, Adam Griner and wife Stacy of Columbia City, Ind., Matt Griner and wife Stacy of Indianapolis, Ind., Stuart Griner and April Griner of Warsaw. Four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Joseph, Mariah and Hope Griner of Columbia City are also among survivors.

Griner Lester G.

Lester G. Griner and Irma V. Griner died recently in the Brandywine Nursing and Rehab facility in Greenfield, Ind. Mr. Griner, 90 years old on October 19, died on April 2, 1999. Mrs. Griner, 90 years old on August 4, died on April 19, 1999. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 24. They are parents of former Litchfield residents, Duane Griner and wife Clara, now of 2189 South Country Club road, Warsaw, IN 46580-7588. Others surviving include four grandchildren, also former Litchfield residents, Adam Griner and wife Stacy of Columbia City, Ind., Matt Griner and wife Stacy of Indianapolis, Ind., Stuart Griner and April Griner of Warsaw. Four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Joseph, Mariah and Hope Griner of Columbia City are also among survivors.

Grisham, E. Faye

Services for E. Faye Grisham, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 7 p.m. today in the First Christian Church of Nego. Visitation will be held at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento. Mrs. Grisham died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 1999, in Heartland Christian Village, Neoga. She was 85 years old on September 18. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Augustas W. and Lydia Jane Gordon Reed. She married Archie G. Grisaham on April 1, 1933, in Sorento. He died May 31, 1977. Surviving are a son, Richard G. Grisham of Mahomet; daughters, Sherrie A. Coen of Neoga, Linda L. Grose of Mattoon; brothers, Gerald Reed of Granite City, Raymond Reed of Belleville; sister, Doris Dailey of Sorento; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two daughters, nine brothers and sisters and a grandson.

Grosenheider, Elton Leo

Elton Leo Grosenheider, formerly of Litchfield, died Saturday, September 5, 1998, in Clear Creek County, Colo. He was 61 years old on June 11. He retired from the American Telephone and Telegraph after 30 years of service as an engineer. He held a bachelor's degree in engineering from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Ester Grosenheider. He married Dorothy May on September 14, 1958, in Litchfield. Both his mother, now of Round Rock, Texas, and his wife survive. Surviving also are a son, Craig Grosenheider and wife Susan of Fort Hood, Texas; brothers, Del Grosenheider and wife Margaret of Austin, Texas, Larry Grosenheider and wife Elena of Round Rock, Gary Grosenheider of Austin, Kevin Grosenheider and wife Elaine of San Marcos, Texas, Terry Grosenheider and wife Avi of Madison, Wis., Brent Grosenheider and wife Donna of Georgetown, Texas; a sister, Peggy Crary and husband Terry of Hillpoint, Wis. Services were held September 9 in the Parker United Methodist Church at Parker, Colo. Burial was in the Parker Cemetery.

Grosenheider, Helen

Services for Helen Grosenheider, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Academic Foundation, Zion Lutheran Church or the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Grosenheider died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 88 years old on December 6. She was worked at Jubelt's Bakery for a time. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens and Mt. Olive Civic Center. She attended St. John's Lutheran School in South Litchfield and was baptized Dec. 18, 1910 and confirmed on May 24, 1925, at St. John's Lutheran Church. She was born in South Litchfield, a daughter William and Wilhelmine Birkenkamp Sewing. She married Oliver Grosenheider on October 10, 1936, in Oak Lawn. He died December 27, 1986. Surviving are a son, William Grosenheider and wife Margaret of Mt. Olive; daughters, Lois Milhelcic and husband John, Judy Fellin and husband Fred, Marla Zubal, all of Mt. Olive; a brother, Arnold Sewing and wife Sally of White City; nine grandchildren, two step grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, William Sewing and sisters, Esther Sewing, Laura DeVries and Frieda Drewell. Services for Helen Grosenheider, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Terry Breum officiated. Eulogy was given by a granddaughter, Tammy Senko. Soloist Patsy Eccher sang "How Great Thu Art." The church choir sang "Rock of Ages" and "Old Rugged Cross." The congregation sang "Abide with Me." Elda Prange was organist and pianist. Pallbearers were Kevin Mihelcic, Ken Mihelcic, John Mihelcic, Jeb Brines, Scott Senko, Kevin Nafiger. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Following the services a lunch was served to family and friends in the Mt. Olive Area Veterans Hall, served by the women of the church. Mrs. Grosenheider, 88, died Wednesday, September 29, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie.

Grosenheider, Junas

Junas Grosenheider, formerly of the Litchfield area, died June 2, 1998, in Wisconsin. He was 84 years old last June 14. He farmed in the Litchfield, Hillsboro and Waggoner areas for many years before moving to Wisconsin where he ran a dairy farm near Wonewac. He was born in the New Douglas area, a son of John and Catherine Grosenheider. Surviving are eight children, Terry, Larry, Gary, Brent, Kevin, Delno, Elton and Peggy; a sister, Romelda Morris of Troy; and brother, John Grosenheider of Arizona. Preceding him in death were brothers and sisters, Lydia Schmidt, Sarah Peters, Emarine Ryan, Juanita May, Ernie, Walter and Clarence Grosenheider. Services will be held in Wisconsin.

Grotts, Robert F.

Memorial service for Robert Franklin Grotts, of rural Hillsboro, will be held at noon Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro with the Rev. Matthew Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call in the church on Saturday after 10 a.m. Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Grotts died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999, in his home. He was 47 years old last March 7. He was a teacher at the Chrismont Safe School in Morrisonville, with Lincoln Land Community College in G.E.D. programs and also as a substitute teacher throughout Montgomery County. After graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1969, he earned a bachelor's degree at Millikin University and a master's degree from Eastern Illinois University. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro and the Hillsboro Lions Club. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Claude and Margaret Latham Grotts. Surviving are his parents; brother, Charles Grotts and wife Barbara of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Sally Walker and husband Terry of Mountain Home, Ark.; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Grove, Agnes L.

Agnes L. Grove, mother of Lodema States and husband Bill of Hillsboro, died at 11:46 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 1998, in her home in rural Cisne. Mrs. Grove, 74 years old on October 11, was born in Boyleston, a daughter of Henry Oval and Altha Mae Gergory Turner. She paried Pearlie W. Grove on September 25, 1948, in Fairfield. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Aubrey Grove of Algona, Iowa, and four grandchildren. Services were held Monday in Cisne with burial in the Cisne Cemetery.

Grubb, Phineas Ivan

Services for Phineas Ivan Grubb, of Waggoner, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, with the Rev. Herbert Goeltzer officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Farmersville - Waggoner Ambulance. Mr. Grubb died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 82 years old on December 13. He was a farmer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Raymond. He was born in Waggoner, a son of Harry and Jenny Brown Gurbb. He married Geneieve Long on January 25, 1938, in Hillsboro; she died September 25, 1989. He married Margaret McClean of Waggoner on February 20, 1999; she survives. The last of his family, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Wayne Grubb.

Gruenloh, Irene A.

Funeral Mass for Irene A. Gruenloh, of rural Walshville and formerly of the Donnellson area, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Florissant, Mo., by the Rev. Father Tom Miller. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Panama, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday in the Hutchens Mortuary, Florissant from 3 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Gruenloh died unexpectedly at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 89 years old on August 15. She was a resident of Florissant for most of her life, and a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Altar Society of the church. She was born in Florissant, a daughter of Henry and Angela Grotte Ebbesmeyer, and married Anton Gruenloah there on April 29, 1931. He died April 16, 1986. Surviving are sons, Melvin Gruenloh of rural Donnellson, Paul Gruenloh of Florissant; daughter, Loretta Pezold of rural Walshville; sisters, Margie Hendel of Florissant, Mildred Henke of Forestel, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

Gualandi, Dante J.

Services for Dante J. Gualandi, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Father David Schmidt, pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to the Diabetes Association or to Cystic Fibrosis. Mr. Gualandi died at 7:06 this morning, Friday, November 12, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center, Taylor Springs. He was 90 years old on March 17. He left Schram City for East Chicago, Ind., in 1942 where he worked in combustion engineering. He moved to Whiting, Ind., in 1958. After his retirement he returned to live in Taylor Springs in 1975 and then moved to Hillsboro. He was born in Italy, a son of Sylvio and Maria Venturi Gualandi. He married Mabel Shelton on September 6, 1930, in Vandalia. She died January 17, 1999. Surviving are a daughter, Dolores E. Borgetti and husband Ambrose of Whiting; brothers, Joe Gualandi of Hillsboro, Louis Gualandi of Taylor Springs; four grandsons and eight great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Paul, Gino, Settemo and Calso Gualandi and sisters, Daisy Jarman and Catherine Johnston.

Gualandi, Lewey A.

Services for Lewey A. Gualandi, of Schram City, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Randy Sands, of the Hillsboro Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Hospice. Mr. Gualandi died at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 1998, in his home. He was 55 years old on November 6. He worked for CIPS in Coffeen for 17 years and was a stores clerk. He was a Navy veteran, having served from 1960 to 1963. After discharge he settled in California where he was an ironworker for 17 years. He returned to Hillsboro in 1979. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 148, Ironworkers Local 46 in Illinois, Ironworkers Local 229 in San Diego, and a lifetime VFW Member. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Louis and Lillian Jones Gualandi, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1960. He married Mary Whitt on November 30, 1963, in San Diego, Calif. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Shawna Bean and husband Dan of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Dana White of Hillsboro; his father, Louis Gualandi of Taylor Springs; brother, Gary Gualandi of Coffeen; sisters, Patsy Smith of Hillsboro, Debbie Page and husband Sam of Irving; and two grandchildren, Shelby White and Christopher Bean. His mother, Lillian, preceded him in death.

Gualandi, Mabel A.

Services for Mabel A. Gualandi, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Father Dave Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mrs. Gualandi died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center. She was 85 years old on August 19. She resided in Schram City until moving to Chicago in 1942. From there she and her husband moved to Whiting, Ind., in 1958. After his retirement, they moved to Taylor Springs in 1975 and then to Hillsboro. She was a daughter of Julius and Bertha Carter Shelton. She married Dante J. Gualandi on September 8, 1930, in Vandalia. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Dolores E. Borgetti and husband Ambrose of Whiting; a brother, Charles Shelton of Teaneck, N.J.; four grandchildren, Michael Borgetti of Whiting, David Borgetti of Rockford, Richard Borgetti of Dyer, Ind., James Borgetti of St. John, Ind.; and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Goldie Boyer, Ruth Taylor and Helen Norris and brothers, Albert and George Shelton.

Guckian, Wanda G.

Memorial service for Wanda Gial Guckian, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Toberman Funeral Home there with the Rev. Tim Woodard officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service. Mrs. Guckian died in a fire at her home on Saturday, August 7, 1999. She was 48 years old on December 15. She was a certified nursing assistant employed at Hillsboro Hospital. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Ralph Morris and Ielene Knoles McLaughlin. She married Bruce Ira Guckian on June 6, 1998, in Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Tim Mount of Coffeen; step son, Garrod Guckian of Witt; step daughter, Cathy Guckian of Witt; her mother, Ilene Burris of Hillsboro; brother, Ralph McLaughlin of Hillsboro; sister, Janet White of Coffeen; half brother, David Doyen of Fillmore; half sisters, Beverly Grindley of Coffeen and Judy Eichelberger of Litchfield; and one grandchild, Dylan Mount. Preceding her in death were her father, Ralph McLaughlin and a half sister, Doris Greenwood.

Guidish, John L.

Services for John Louis Guidish, were held Saturday in McCracken Funeral Home, Pana. Burial was in Mound Cemetery there. Mr. Guidish, of Decatur, died at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was 51 years old on March 24. He worked for Caterpillar, Inc., and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Decatur. He was an Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War and retired from the Army Reserves 687th Supply and Service Battalion. He was born in Chicago, a son of George and Jessie Neismann Guidish, and graduated from Nokomis High School. He married Catherine June Allen on August 11, 1970, in Pana. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Brian Louis Guidish of Mt. Zion, Mark Alan Guidish of Decatur; daughter, Rebecca Nicole Guidish of Decatur; mother, Jessie Klee of Pana; brother, Beroge Guidish of Palmyra; sisters, Sue Kelspitz and Wendy Jones, both of Pana; and two granddaughters. His father, George Guidish, and an infant sister, Tena Marie, preceded him in death.

Guinn, Robert

Services for Robert "Bob" Guinn, of Schram City, will be held at noon Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Dallas White, pastor of the Schram City Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mr. Guinn died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 63 years old on August 6. He resided in Schram City for most of his life and was a cafeteria worker for Illinois Glass Company in Alton for approximately 20 years. He served in the Army from 1960 to 1962, and was a member Amvets. He was also a member of the Schram City Baptist Church and the Litchfield Moose Lodge. He was born in Taylor Springs, a son of Haskell "Hack" and Rose Esley Guinn. Surviving are daughters, Brenda Wagenblast and husband Dennis of Brighton, Pam Knipping and husband Greg of Godfrey; son, Brian Guinn and wife Tina of Litchfield; his mother, Rose Guinn of Schram City; brother, Larry Guinn and wife Lynn of Hillsboro; and four grandchildren.

Gunn, Anna

Services for Anna Gunn, of Hillsboro, were held at 1 p.m. today in Patton Memorial Home. The Rev. John Reynolds, interim pastor of the Redemption Center Assembly of God, Hillsboro, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association. Mrs. Gunn died at 11:50 a.m. Friday, August 28, 1998, in Hampton Nursing Home, Alhambra. She was 83 years old on June 18. She resided in Hillsboro all of her life, graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1933, and worked as a cook at the high school cafeteria. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Lioness Club, Hillsboro Hospital Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Owen and Anna Hamilton Maxwell. She married Kenneth C. Gunn on May 14, 1939, in Hillsboro. He died January 2, 1974. Surviving are sons, Kenneth M. Gunn and wife Jewell of Highland, Earl Thomas Gunn and wife Georgia of Hillsboro; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Thomas Maxwell and a sister, Margaret Simonin.

Gunn, Occie M.

Services for Occie M. Gunn, sister of Betty Rovey of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, with the Rev. Steve Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Gunn, of Girard, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 1999, in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield. She was 69 years old on August 11. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Litchfield. She was born in Auburn, a daughter of White and Dorothy Barnett VanHuss, and attended Virden schools through the eighth grade. She married Leo F. Gunn on July 14, 1967, in Girard. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Debra Kellums and husband Jim of Goreville, Becky Bortell and husband Vergil, of Girard; sons, Whitie Tipps and wife Joan, Roger Gunn and wife Linda, George Gunn, all of Girard, Charles Gunn of Carlinville; three other sisters, Katherine Lubben, Irene Kuntzman, both of Virden, Shirley Clevenger of Carlinville; brothers, Carl VanHuss of Girard, Jesse VanHuss of Palmyra, George and Wilbur VanHuss of Virden, Paul VanHuss of Aurora; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her oldest son, Don Tipps, preceded her in death on January 23, 1999.

Gunning, Charles F.

Services for Charles F. Gunning, of Carlinville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Maxwell Jenning Carver officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled. Mr. Gunning died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 56 years old last December 27. He was a truck driver for more than 20 years. An Army veteran he spent most of his service time in France. He was born in Carlinville, a son of George and Thelma Scott Gunning. He married Janice Rutherford in December 1966 in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, John Gunning of Rome, Ga.; daughter, Angie Marie Morgan of Carlinville; mother, Thelma Gunning of Carlinville; brothers, Earl and Art Gunning of Carlinville, Ronald Gunning of Rockbridge; sisters, Mary Dennis, Julia Friedrich, Rita Manning, Betty Branson, Josie Talkington, all of Carlinville; and one grandson, James Smith of Carlinville. Preceding him in death was a brother, Samuel Gunning.

Gunning, George S.

Memorial service for George S. Gunning, formerly of Butler, was held this morning in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. The Rev. Dan Edwards officiated. Burial was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Carlinville. Mr. Gunning died Thursday, August 19, 1999, in his home in Carlinville. He was 87 years old on May 7. He worked as a bottler at Prairie Farms Dairy in Carlinville before he retired. He was born in Butler, a son of George M. and Mary Ann Borders Gunning. He married Edna Mae Wilson in 1936; she survives. Surviving also are sons, John Gunning of Carlinville, Tom Gunning of Brighton; daughter, Edna Frazier of Carlinville; brother, Earl Gunning of Carlinville; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Guntren, Frank A.

Frank A. Guntren, father of Jeff Guntren of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, November 24, 1998, in his home in Godfrey. He was 64 years old on April 27. He served in the Air Force Reserve for 20 years, was an active supporter of the NRA, member of the Alton Wood River Sportsman's Club, the Jerseyville Moose, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Illinois Pilot A ssociation and a charter member of the Jerseyville Airport Club. He was born in Rosedale, a son of John and Floy Johnston Guntren. He married Ruth Saale Bowers on January 19, 1985, in Godfrey. she survives. Surviving also, besides Jeff Guntren and wife Terri, are three other sons, John Guntren and wife Susan of Green County, F. Gordon Guntren and wife Terri of Dow, David Guntren and wife Laura of Elmira, N.Y.; daughter, Susan Crone and husband Breion of Brighton; two step sons and three step daughters.

Gurley, Mildred L.

Services for Mildred L. Gurley, mother of James D. Gurley of Hillsboro, were held at 10:30 a.m. this morning in Green Pond Church near White Hall. Burial was in Green Pond Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley died Saturday, July 3, 1999, in Jersey Rehabilitation and Care Center, Jerseyville. She was 89 years old on November 10. She was born in Pearl, a daughter of Charles and Blanche Bristol Cloninger. She married Wallace L. Gurley in 1930 in Collinsville; he died in 1984. Surviving are another son, David Lee Gurley of Springfield; daughter, Maxine Lelis of Florida; sister, Katherine Harrington of Jerseyville; brother, Daniel Cloninger of Isphenning, Mich.; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Mary Ellen Gurley.

Gusewelle, Herman W.

Services for Herman W. Gusewelle, of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Jeffrey Gross officiating. Burial will be in Worden Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Worden. The family suggests memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Worden Fire Department. Mr. Gusewelle died at 6:22 a.m. Monday, December 13, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 89 years old on March 9. He was a farmer and also worked for Olin Corporation in East Alton for 22 years. He retired in 1975. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Worden and past elder and treasurer of the church. He was also a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau and past member of the Worden Lions Club. He was born in rural Edwardsville, a son of Herman F. and Maria Kanning Gusewelle. He married Sylvia Sievers on June 29, 1941, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Ruth Hamby of Edwardsville; sons, Robert Gusewelle of Worden, Lawrence Gusewelle and wife Rae Fran of Edwardsville, Paul Gusewelle and wife Evelyn of Benld; a sister, Bertha Martin of Edwardsville; six grandchildren and one great grandson. Preceding him in death were a daughter in infancy and a granddaughter in infancy.

Guyot, Gladys Louise

Services for Gladys Louise Guyot, of Nokomis, were held this morning in St. Louis Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father Pat Jakel officiated. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Mrs. Guyot died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, May 24, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 77 years old on October 29. she was born in Nokomis, a daughter of John and Genevieve Pieper Schrempp. She married Fernand A. Guyot on November 2, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nev. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Barbara A. Bourke of Witt, Cindy L. McFadden of Staunton; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A sister, LaVonne Lehnen, preceded her in death.


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