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Hendricks, Bombi

Services for Bombi Hendricks, of Gillespie, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from a5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Gillespie - Benld Ambulance Service. Mrs. Hendricks died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, August 29, 1999, in her home. She was 83 years old on February 9. She was born in Toluca, a daughter of Edward and Clara Triola Marinacci. She married Heye Hendricks on May 10, 1954; he died December 26, 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Bultema and husband Harry of Gillespie; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Edwina Billings; sisters, Margaret Moruskey, Olympia Marinacci and also a sister and brother in infancy.

Henley, Wilma L.

Services for Wilma L. "BoBo" Larcher Henley, sister of Kenton Hefley of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, with the Rev. Howard E. Wise officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Friends amy call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Henley died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, in St. John's Hospital. She was 85 years old on July 24. She was born in Rountree Township, a daughter of George and Alice Purcell Hefley. She married John B. Larcher in 1931 in Taylorville; he died in 1964. She married Jefferson T. Henley in 1967 in Taylorville; he died in 1987. Surviving besides the brother are daughters, Patricia Heiple of Rochester, JoAnn Janesh of Coalton and a son, Donald Larcher of Jeiseyville along with seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Henrichs, Clara M.

Services for Clara M. Henrichs, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Jacoby Wise Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, with the Rev. Dr. George Gude officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday after 9 a.m. Miss Henrichs died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 1998, in Litchfield HealthCare Center. She was 92 years old last November 7. She was born in Dorchester, a daughter of William and Laura Enke Henrichs. Surviving are a twin brother, Clarence Henrichs of Dorchester; a niece, Suzi Henrichs Hull of Geneva, Switzerland and nephews, Lyle Henrichs of Dorchester and Larry Henrichs of Longwood, Fla. A brother, Earl Henrichs, preceded her in death.

Henrichs, John T.

Services for John T. Henrichs, of Staunton and formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, with Paul Mathenia officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Heritage Manor of Staunton. Mr. Henrichs died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, December 24, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. He was 80 years old on January 19. A farmer, he operated the family farm near Gillespie for many years. He retired in 1984. He was a member of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Litchfield. He was born in Gillespie, a son of John and Emma Schmidt Henrichs. Surviving are a sister, Mabel Hefer of Staunton and two nieces.

Henry, Josephine

Funeral arrangements for Josephine Henry, of Hillsboro, are incomplete at McCracken Funeral Home, Pana. Mrs. Henry died at 3:20 this morning, Monday, December 6, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center, Hillsboro. She was 89 years old on June 11. She lived in Litchfield and Hillsboro most of her life and worked as a sales person at the Boutique by Heslov's in Hillsboro. She was a member of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church and the Hillsboro Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Pana, a daughter of W.M. and Anna C. Bryson Curry. She married R.M. Elliott in 1926; he died in 1947. She married Paul Henry in 1949; he died in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, JoAnn Kranich and husband Elliott of Hillsboro; five grandchildren, Kevin, Tim and Mike Elliott, Sherry Kranich, Nora Stone; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were sons, William M. Elliott in 1973, John R. Elliott in 1994, and a granddaughter, Molly Bea Kranich Olson in 1988. Services for Josephine Curry Henry, Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church with the Rev. H. Matthew Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery at Pana. Friends may call on Wednesday from noon until the time of service in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Mrs. Henry, 89, died Monday, December 6, in Montgomery Health Care Center, Hillsboro. Her obituary was in Monday's edition.

Henry, Margaret F.

Services for Margaret F. Henry, of Farmersville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, with the Rev. Father W.R. Maul officiating. Burial will be in Raymond City Cemetery. 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 Farmersville © Waggoner Ambulance Serivce or the Raymond © Harvel Ambulance Service. Mrs. Henry died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 96 years old on September 7. She was a teacher and a farmer. She was born in Farmersville, a daughter of Leroy and Margaret Anderson Franks. Her husband, Willis E. Henry, died in 1939. She was the last of her family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are a niece and a nephew.

Henry, Marianne

Marianne "Billie" Henry, formerly of Gillespie, died at 6 a.m. Friday, September 17, 1999, in the Desert Hospital at Palm Desert, Calif. She would have been 82 years old on September 18. She had resided in Palm Desert for the past 20 years. She was self employed as a realtor in the Pacific Palasades before her retirement. She was a graduate of the University of Illinois. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Harry and Anna Woodman Daley. Surviving are a daughter, Gay Ann Cagney of Palm Desert; brother, Lige Daley of Palm Desert; and four grandchildren, Stephanie Jackson of Benld, William Williams of New York, N.Y., Katie and Kelly Cagney of Palm Desert. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Patti Williams and a brother, Henry Daley. The remains were cremated. No services are scheduled at this time. A memorial dinner for family and friends of the late Marianne "Billie" Daley Henry, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday in Bernhardt's Restaurant, Gillespie. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Henry, of Palm Desert, Calif., died at 6 a.m. Friday, September 17, 1999, in Desert Hospital there. She would have been 82 years old on September 18. She had lived in California for the past 20 years and was self-employed as a realtor there in the Pacific Palasades. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Harry and Anna Woodman Daley. Surviving are a son and a daughter, Lige Daley and Gay Ann Cagney, both of Palm Desert, and four grandchidlren, Stephanie Jackson of Benld, William Williams of New York, N.Y., Katie Cagney and Kelly Cagney, both of Palm Desert. Preceding her in death were a daughter, patti Williams and a brother, Henry Daley.

Henson, Mamie Muriel

Services for Mamie Muriel Henson, formerly of Raymond, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in rural Ramsey. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday from one hour before the service. Mrs. Henson, of Springfield, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center there. She was 90 years old on November 11. She and her husband, Joseph, resided in the Raymond area from 1968 to 1979. She was a member of the Raymond Baptist Church. She was born in Louisville, a daughter of Grover C., Sr., and Etta White O'Dell. She married Joseph Burnell Henson on November 15, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. He died in 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Jan Anderson of Springfield; brother, Grover C. O'Dell of Ramsey; sisters, Marguerite Hosteller of Flora, Adline Doud of Evansville, Ind., Dorothy Holliday and Norma O'Dell of Citrus Grove, Calif., Ethel Mince of Kalamazoo, Mich.; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were an infant son, Gary in 1942, and a brother, Floyd O'Dell.

Herman, Rena Lou

Memorial service for Rena Lou Herman, formerly of Raymond, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 16, in Hough Funeral Home there with the Rev. Herb Goeltzer officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond. Miss Herman died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. She was 69 years old on January 21. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of the late Roman and Ethel Moomey Herman. She was employed as a bookkeeper in the Springfield, Raymond and Nokomis areas before she retired. She lived in Taylorville for awhile before entering the nursing home. Surviving are three aunts, Pearl Hitchings of Raymond, Hattiemae Ash of Springfield and Frances Herman of Raymond.

Herron, William B.

Services for William B. Herron, a former miner at the Freeman Crown I mine at Farmersville and former fire chief in Auburn, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn, with the Rev. Richard Harre officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery with military rites conducted by members of American Legion Post 277 and VFW Post 8157. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Herron, of Auburn, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Doctors Hospital, Springfield. He was 75 years old on April 17, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked at the Crown I mine for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Auburn Fire Department for 43 years, serving as fire chief for 15 years. He was a 50 year member of American Legion Post 277, member of VFW Post 8157 of Auburn and a past member of the Land of Lincoln Barber Shop chorus. He was born in Auburn, a son of Cecil and Felicia Shutt Herron. He married Bertha Yuvan in 1946 in Springfield. She survives. Serviving also are a daughter, Irene Kovac of Belleville, Mich.; son, Mike Herron of Stillwater, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

Hertel, Leonard (Jake)

Local services for Leonard "Jake" Hertel, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Meyer, pastor of the Christian Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Services will be held in Christopher at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Gilbert Funeral Home. The family will receive friends there from one hour before the service. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Christian Church of Hillsboro or the Hillsboro Sports Complex. Mr. Hertel died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, October 12, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 86 years old on June 7, and an Army veteran of World War II having served from 1943 to 1946. He worked in the coal mining industry. In 1963, he moved to Hillsboro from Mulkeytown to work as a hoisting engineer at the Hillsboro Mine at Coffeen. He retired from the mine in 1978. He was a member of the Hillsboro Lions Club and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Hillsboro, Masonic Lodge 1016 at Christopher, and the United Mine Workers of America. He also served on the board of education in Mulkeytown for many years. He was born in Worden, a son of William Carl and Ida Mae Welch Hertel, and graduated in 1930 from the Christopher Community High School. He married Nola B. Annear on June 12, 1938, in Mulkeytown. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Roy L. Hertel and wife Nanci of Hillsboro; brother, Marvin "Bob" Hertel of PRinceton, Ind.; grandson, James Leonard Hertel of Hillsboro. A brother, James W. Hertel, preceded him in death.

Hess, Dr. George J.

Services for Dr. George J. Hess will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Berean Baptist Church, Bunker Hill, with the Rev. Roy Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, or on Sunday in the church from one hour before the service. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to the American Council of Christian Churches, P.O. Box 5455, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Dr. Hess, of Bunker Hill, died unexpectedly at 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 86 years old on May 23. A physician, he engaged in family practice in Litchfield for two years and in Bunker Hill for 37 years before retiring in 1979. He was active in several medical organizations, including a term as national president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. He was on the executive committee of the American Council of Christian Churches for over 25 years and received the organization's annual Contenders award in 1979. He also served on the board of Independent Faith Mission for 10 years and received the Distinguished Citizen award from Illinois College in 1980. He was a graduate of Illinois College, Jacksonville and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Bunker Hill. He was born in Litchfield, a son of George S. and Dottie E. Hess. He married Lucille Gehring on December 27, 1937, in Jacksonville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, George A. Hess and wife Marcia of Urbana; daughters, Mary Vaughn and husband William E. of Bunker Hill, Jane Lighly and husband Douglas A. of Hanna City; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Hesterberg, Alfred R.

Alfred R. Hesterberg died at 5:40 this morning, Friday, September 17, in his home in rural Litchfield. He was 83 years old. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Meinschein Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's paper. Services for Alfred R. Hesterberg, of rural Litchfield, were held at 11 this morning in the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield with the Revs. Donald Langhoff and Jonathan Bontke officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Children at Zion Lutheran School were out of school today in his memory. Active in both the church and the school for many years, he had served as custodian, held many church offices, was a member of the men's club and a long-time member of the church choir. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church or the Educational Grant Fund at Zion Lutheran School. Mr. Hesterberg died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, September 17, 1999, in his home. He was 83 years old on May 3, and an Army veteran of World War II. He farmed until 1965. He then went to work at the Barnett Elevator and later at the Farmers Grain Elevator. He was born in Farmersville, a son of Fred and Margaret Hartmann Hesterberg. He married Helen C. Steinmann on May 12, 1946, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hamel. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Miss Linda Hesterberg of Monroe, Mich.; brother, Walter F. Hesterberg of Bethalto; sisters, Miss Erma L. Hesterberg of Pontiac, Ruth Wagner of Columbus, Ohio. Preceding him in death were a brother, Arthur Hesterberg and sisters, Elfrieda Schluter and Marie W. Peters. Services for Alfred Hesterberg, of rural Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. The Rev. Donald Langhoff was the officiant and the Rev. Jonathan Bontke was the liturgist. Ernie Thomack, organist accompanied the congregation as they sang "What A Friend We Have in Jesus," "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," and "For All the Saints." Pallbearers were Herman Helgen, Mike Helgen, Gary Meyers, Roy Niemann, Robert Schmidt, Warren Wolfe. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Hesterberg, 83, died Friday, September 17, in his home.

Hettinger, Iva E.

Iva E. Hettinger, sister of Mildred Trueblood of Farmersville, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, in Lincoln Manor Nursing Home, Decatur. She was 85 years old on October 7. She worked for a number of years as co-owner and operator of the Sleey Hollow Motel in Belleville and the Lucky Horseshoe Mobile Home Park in Riverton. She was born in Neoga, a daughter of Elmer and Dorval Sparks. she married Richard C. Hettinger in 1928; he preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Phillipich of Springfield, Wilma Ticknor of Decatur; son, Richard Hettinger of Decatur; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Graceland - Fairlawn chapel, Decatur with burial in the Star of Hope Mausoleum at the Graceland - Fairlawn Cemetery.

Hicks, Arthur

Services for Arthur "Art" Hicks, son of Maggie Bell Hicks of Nokomis, were held this afternoon in the Hopewell Baptist Church of Oconee. Burial was in Rosemond Grove Cemetery at Rosamond. Mr. Hicks died at 3:27 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 1999, in his home in Pana. He was 45 years old on March 16. He was an electrical construction technician, working out of IEBW Local 51, Springfield, and he also farmed. In addition, he worked at local grain elevators. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Clifford and Maggie Bell Jackson Hicks. He married Yvonne M. Clayton on June 23, 1973, in the United Methodist Church of Witt. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Bonnie Hicks of Taylorville, Lisa Bartimus of Charleston; sisters, Rose Mary Hopwood of St. Elmo, Thelma Barker, Nancy Murtaugh, Cheryl Miles, all of Nokomis, Alice Blades of Assumption, Dorothy Vandenbergh of Pana, Janet Carroll of Ramsey, Alta Shivers of Mt. Zion. Preceding him in death were his father, Clifford Hicks in 1977 and a brother, Billy Clifford Hicks in 1961.

Hicks, Bertha Sweet

Bertha Sweet Hicks, sister in law of Ruby Gilbertson of Litchfield and Virgil Hicks of Hillsboro, died Friday, July 3, 1998, in Ocala, Fla. She was 87 years old on April 21. She married Allen Howard Hicks on July 15, 1952, in Detroit. He died in October 1997. Surviving daughters, Debbie, Rose and Elizabeth Hicks and Margie Grace, all of Florida. Services were held in Ocala.

Hicks, Jr., Clifford

Clifford Hicks, Jr., formerly of Panama, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, in Michigan. He was 75 years old. He worked for the Grand Trunk railroad for more than 30 yars. Surviving are his wife, Marion; sons, Frank of Hadley, Mich. and Joe Hicks of Wayne, Mich.; daughter, Twyla Dirden of Auburn Hills, Mich.; sister, Virginia Schlight of Sylvan Lake, Mich.; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A brother, John, preceded him in death.

Hicks, Hattie

Services for Hattie Hicks, of Benld, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Richard Hill officiating. Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Kirk Cemetery at Ina. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Trinity Baptist Church of Gillespie, of which she was a member. Mrs. Hicks died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 92 years old on August 1. She was a teacher, last working in Benld before she retired. She also taught in the Jefferson, Franklin and Macoupin County schools. After her retirement, she lived in Florida for a number of years. She returned to Benld in 1978. She was born in Ina, in Jefferson County, a daughter of William and Etna Fitzgerrell Hicks, and never married. She was the last of her family, having been preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, including Guida Coffman. Surviving besides several cousins are close friends, Wilma and Bill Melchert of Gillespie.

Hicks, Ruby S.

Services for Ruby S. Hicks, of Nokomis, were held Sunday in Sutton Funeral Home there. The Rev. Edmund Hill officiated. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Mrs. Hicks died at 4:38 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 1999, in the Hillsboro Hospital extended care facility. She was 81 years old on September 19. She was born in Audubon Township, a daughter of William and Eva Brummett McCaslin. She married Norval Hicks in 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. He died in 1976. Surviving are a son, Dennis Hicks and wife Janet of Rochester; sisters, Ruth Getz of Nokomis, Genevieve Sanders of Ramsey; three grandchildren, Shelli Richardson of Petersburg, Kelli Dozier of Morrisonville, Timothy Hicks of Lincoln; and five great grandchidlren. Preceding her in death were a son, Perry Hicks and a sister, Pauline Washburn.

Higgins, Bessie

Graveside services for Bessie Higgins, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. today in Greenmount Cemetery at Quincy. Rev. Roger Selves officiated. Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funreal Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Higgins died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, November 5, 1998, in Litchfield Terrace Nursing Home. She was 95 years old on April 3. She enjoyed bowling and belonged to the ladies auxiliary of the Bowling Association. She was born in Payson, a daughter of John and Anna Johnson Winget. She married Richard Higgins on April 8, 1921. He died June 21, 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Del Petro of Peoria; sons, Elmo Higgins of Litchfield, Richard Higgins of Mont Clair, Calif., Gerald Higgins and wife Betty of Ft. Worth, Texas; several grandchidlren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were several brothers andsisters.

Hill, Jack L.

Jack Lindhorst Hill, formerly of Fillmore, died September 30, 1999, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 79 years old on August 31. He worked as a purchasing agent for Ralston Purina Company for 24 years and then for the Wilber - Ellis Company for 18 years. He was born in Fillmore, a son of Herschel and Amber Lindhorst Hill, and graduated from Nokomis High School in the class of 1938. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1942 with a bachelor of arts degree. In March 1946, he married Peggy Marie Becker in Denver, Colo. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Scott Hill; daughter, Susan Marie Mullins; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Graveside memorial service will be held Saturday in Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz.

Hill, M. Hylda

M. Hylda Hill, of Hillsboro, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 84 years old on August 30. She was born in Fayette County, a daughter of jason C. and Edythe N. Bess Carter. She married Burlis O. Hill on June 21, 1931, in Fillmore. He died November 13, 1985. Surviving are sons, Carter Hill of Fillmore, Paul L. Hill of Elsbury, Mo.; daughters, Melba Webster of Fillmore, Patricia jSchlichter of Marietta, Ga.; brother, Henry "Buster" Carter of Bingham; sisters, Madge Porter and Allie Carter of Hillsboro, Marcella Peek and Juanita Clowdus of Fillmore; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers and three sisters. Services were held Saturday in Miller Funeral Home at Fillmore. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery there.

Hill, Orville E.

Services for Orville Earl Hill, of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Bayle Baptist Church, Ramsey, with the Rev. Edmund Hill officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Ramsey. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, or from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday in the church. Mr. Hill died at 8:55 p.m. Monday, December 20, 1999, in Vandalia. He was 88 years old on October 31. He was a farmer for 58 years before he retired and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. He was born in Kansas, a son of Edgar and Dora Pape Hill. He married Goldie Marie Teter on December 2, 1931, in Vandalia. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Evelyn Huber and husband Melvin of Vandalia; sons, Rev. Edmund Hill and wife Genevieve of Nokomis, David Hill and wife Esther of Vandalia; brothers, Howard Hill of California, Wilbur, Lee and Dale Hill, all of Nokomis; Goldie Suits and husband Carroll of Hillsboro, Beulah Brinkman and husband Raymond of Nokomis; eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Emery and Otto Hill and sisters, Wilma Keiser and Barbara Colonius.

Hilt, John (Bud)

Services for John "Bud" Hilt, of Witt, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Stiehl©Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ansel Brown officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Irving. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mr. Hilt died at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, October 18, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 88 years old on January 25, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for a ski factory and was a member of the American Legion. He was born in Montgomery County, a son of Phillip and Kathryn Miller Hilt. He married Marie Voudrie on June 28, 1947. Preceding him in death were brothers, Anton and Edward Hilt and a sister, Emma Louise Martincic.

Himes, Owen C.

Owen C. Himes, of Litchfield, died Monday, September 6, 1999, in Heritage Manor where he had been a patient for several weeks. He is the husband of Monta Henrichs Crane Himes. The Himes, who were married in July 1986, returned to Litchfield this past June because of failing health and made their home at Montgomery Place. For the 13 years since their marriage, they resided in Pompano Beach, Fla., where they were both active in community affairs. They visited each summer in Litchfield as guests of Mrs. Himes' brother, Garth Henrichs and wife Madge. Mr. Himes, a native of Pennsylvania, had made his home in Florida for more than 30 years. Surviving are a son, Richard Himes and wife Margie of Camp Hill, Pa.; daughter, Shirley Nelson and husband Arch of Etowah, N.C.; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Graveside services will be held Friday in Camp Hill. Mr. Himes' grandson, the Rev. Richard Nelson of Trenton, N.J., will officiate.

Hindi, Hameed A.

Services for Hameed A. Hindi, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. J.W. Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mr. Hindi died at 6:31 p.m. Monday, February 1, 1999, in St. Louis University Hospital. He was 42 years old on April 25. He was a professor at St. Louis University, having taught at the college level for 15 years. A resident of the United States for 25 years, he had lived in Staunton for the last four years. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Aviation Technical Education Conference, the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, the University Aviation Association. He also held FAA certified positions as authorized inspector, designated mechanic examiner and airman knowledge test administrator. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq, a son of Abdul Razak Hameed Hindi and Laeka Ibrahim. He married Brenda Smith on December 2, 1989, in Cahokia. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Wesley Hameed Hindi of Staunton; a daughter, Marie Lika Hindi of Staunton; stepdaughters, Susie, Toni and Fatina; his mother, Laeka Ibrahim of Baghdad; and seven brothers and sisters, Saad of Fremont, Calif., Emad and Ameera of London, England, Furat, Faeza and Thana of Baghdad and Soad of Sweden. Others surviving include his in-laws, Mary and Glenn Smith of Bunker Hill. His father preceded him in death.

Hobbie, John Earl

John Earl Hobbie, formerly of Witt, died Friday, November 13, 1998, in Memorial Hospital, Peoria. He was 78 years old on April 14. He resided in Creve Coeur and as an employee of CILCO, worked throughout the Peoria area. Many long©time residents of the area may remember him as the center on the Witt High School basketball team of the late 1930s. He was born in Rountree Township, first of the children of Herman and Anna Marie Oltmann Hobbie. His wife, the former Loretta Wright of Nokomis, survives. Surviving also are daughters, Barbara Eskew; sons, Roger and John Hobbie; sisters, Evelyn Everett and Betty Hobbie, both of Hillsboro, Dorothy Brown of Divernon; brothers, Roy Hobbie of Godfrey, Kenneth Hobbie of Mt. Zion, Raymond Hobbie of Baltimore, Md., Glen Hobbie of Ramsey, David Hobbie of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother, Calvin Hobbie, who resided in Waverly. Services were held today in the Preston Hanley Funeral Home in Creve Coeur.

Hobson, Norman J.

Funeral Mass for Norman J. "Ike" Hobson, of Farmersville, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Fathers Alan McIntosh and Charles Mulcrone. Burial will be in St. Martin Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Waggoner American Legion Post 701. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to St. Isidore School. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hobson died at 12:44 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 64 years old on May 10. He was a coal miner and retired from the Freeman United coal mine at Virden. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 1152, and an Army veteran. He was born in Farmersville, a son Leo and Emma Cutter Hobson. He married Shirley Brown in 1959 in Farmersville. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Mary Ann Rimini and husband Al of Farmersville; son, Ron Hobson of Springfield; brothers, Leroy Hobson of Farmersville, Dale Hobson of Fort Worth, Texas, Tom Hobson of Jefferson, Iowa, Darold, George, Ralph and Karl Hobson, all of Famersville; a sister, Ina Mae McCune of Joliet; and two grandsons, Jason and Brian Rimini. Preceding him in death were three sons in infancy and a brother, Bob Hobson.

Hodge, Daniel G.

Graveside service for Daniel Glyn Hodge, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Edwardsville. Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Hodge died at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care. He was 48 years old on January 27. He was born in Alton, a son of David and Lois Reber Hodge, and graduated from high school in Granite City in the class of 1969. He served in the Air Force from 1970 to 1974. His marriage ended in divorce. Surviving are a daughter, Amy Burch; his father, David Hodge; and a sister, Nancy Hodge of Florissant. Mo. His mother, Lois Hodge, preceded him in death.

Hoepfinger, Doris

Doris Hoepfinger, formerly of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, May 26, in her home in Caseyville. She was 69 years old on May 21. She worked for many years as a nurse's aide at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. She was born in Fairmont City, a daughter of Bert E. and Anna Coffman Beeler. She attended the Enterprise and Edison grade schools and Beckemeyer Junior High in Hillsboro. Her first husband, Art Thatcher of Hillsboro and her second husband, Milburn Woodrome of East St. Louis, preceded her in death. Her third husband, Vernon Hoepfinger, survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Linda Cozart of Granite City; step daughter, Darlene Hoepfinger of St. Louis; brother, Robert Beeler of Collinsville; sister, Virginia Huffer of Longmont, Colo.; a grandson and a great grandson. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Hoffman, Irving H.

Services for Irving H. Hoffman, father of Thomas Hoffman of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in McCracken Funeral Home, Pana. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery at Rosamond. Mr. Hoffman died Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Taylorville. He was 80 years old on September 10. He was born in Pana, a son of Arthur and Birdie May Sutton Hoffman. He married Mary Ellen Wetzel on April 28, 1944, in Old Stonington. She survives. Surviving also are another son, Stephan Hoffman of Pana; a sister, Grace Gargano of Pana and three grandchildren.

Hogsett, Robert L.

Robert L. Hogsett, formerly of Litchfield, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 1999, in his home in Mt. Vernon, Washington, after a long illness. He was 72 years old on January 8. A Navy veteran of World War II and an engineer, he retired several years ago from Allied Chemical. He moved to Washington from Litchfield in the 1950s. In Litchfield, he owned and operated the B&M Bakery, located on West Columbia. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hogsett, and attended schools here. He married Mary E. Benning of Raymond in 1949. She survives. Surviving also are sons, John Hogsett and wife Sandy of Mt. Vernon, Andrew Hogsett of Tacoma, Wash.; and a sister, Martha Carter of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were a son, Robert L. Hogsett Jr.; daughter, Mary Christine Hogsett; and brothers, William D. and Dale Hogsett. Funeral arrangements are pending in Mt. Vernon. Graveside services with military honors for Robert Lee Hogsett, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hawthorne Memorial Park, Mt. Vernon, Washington. The Rev. Richard Hallman will officiate. Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge. Mr. Hogsett died on September 8, 1999. He was 73 years old on September 8. A Navy veteran of World War II, he enlisted in 1942, trained as a Machinist Mate 3rd class and was assigned to the Navy flagship USS Logan at Astoria, Oregon. After his discharge, he worked for Wagner Electric in St. Louis. He returned to Litchfield in 1950, owning and operating with his wife, Mary, the B&M Bakery. In 1957, the family returned to the Northwest, settling first in Anacortes, Wash., where he worked as a baker for Fortune's. He then changed careers going to work as a machinist and mechanic for Allied Chemical at March Point. He retired after 30 years of service and in 1961, moved to Mt. Vernon. In Mt. Vernon, he was active in Trinity Lutheran Church, serving as an elder, president of the congregation, Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. His other interests included woodworking, baking, gardening, wine making, fishing, camping and traveling in the family's motor home. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Arthur and Muriel Elledge Hogsett, and attended schools here. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Benning, in 1947. She survives. Surviving also are sons, John Hogsett and wife Sandra of Mt. Vernon, Andrew Hogsett of Everett; sister, Martha Carter of Litchfield; grandchildren, Robert Frazier, Amanda Hogsett, both of Mt. Vernon and three great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Robert Lee Hogsett, Jr.; daughter, Mary Christine Hogsett; and brothers, William and Myron "Dale" Hogsett.

Holcomb, Judith J.

Services for Judith Joyce "Judy" Holcomb, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Funeral Home there with the Rev. James Howie of the Butler Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Ware's Grove Cemetery in rural Butler. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Butler Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Holcomb died at 7:35 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 59 years old on December 26. She worked at Sierra Manufacturing in Litchfield in the accounting department and before that worked at Hillsboro Health Care and for some local banks. She moved to Hillsboro from Staunton with her family as a child, attending Hillsboro schools and graduating from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1958. She was the queen of the second Old Settlers celebration held in 1957. She enjoyed flowers, sewing and her family. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Guy and Effie G. Sellers Nelson. She married Bruce H. Holcomb on January 20, 1963, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Jeffrey Holcomb and wife Tracy of Hillsboro; Gregory Holcomb of Hillsboro, Douglas Holcomb and wife Angela of Mahomet, Matthew Holcomb of Hillsboro; daughter, Lori Holcomb of Hillsboro; brother, Leon Guy Nelson of Springfield; sister, Betty Jean Kuehnen of Hillsboro; two grandchildren, Alexandria Holcomb of Hillsboro, Sydney Holcomb of Mahomet. A sister, Ann Marie Nelson, preceded her in death.

Hollowich, Angela

Funeral Mass for Angela Hollowich, formerly of Staunton, was said at 10 a.m. today in St. Michael's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's church or school. Mrs. Hollowich died at 7:58 p.m. Friday, September 10, 1999, in Belleville Memorial Hospital. She was 87 years old last October 14. She was a resident of Edwardsville and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church there. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Louis and Frances Hvala Intihar. She married Stephen Hollowich on January 17, 1934, in Detroit, Mich. He died September 8, 1986. Surviving are sons, Stephen Hollowich of Collinsville, John Hollowich and wife Jackie of Florissant, Mo., Gary Hollowich and wife Kathy of Belleville; a sister, Frances Rodeqhiero of Staunton; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Frank, Louis and John Intihar.

Holman, Virginia

Services for Virginia Holman, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Trinity Baptist Church there with the Rev. Richard Hill officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. The family suggests memorials be directed to Trinity Baptist Church, Staunton Memorial Hospital, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Foundation. Mrs. Holman died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 76 years old on September 3. She was a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She was born in Benton, a daughter of Tandy and Vura Fay Durham Epps, and graduated from the Benton High School in 1940. She married Ralph Holman on September 29, 1946, in Benton. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Alan Holman and wife Ona of Hillsboro, Gary Holman of Lebanan, Mo., Kevin Holman and wife Linda of Gillespie; daughter, Jill Secoy and husband Louis of Gillespie; 10 grandchidlren and 4 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Wilma Brindle.

Holmer, Violet

Graveside service for Violet Holmer, a former resident of Montgomery County, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harvel City Cemetery. Mrs. Holmer, who was 87, died Saturday, October 3, 1998, in Riverside, Calif. She had been hospitalized for a month following a stroke. She was born Violet Renfro in Hillsboro, where she graduated from Hillsboro High School. She married John Holmer of Harvel in 1930, and they lived in Hillsboro and Witt until they moved to Indiana in 1941. She moved, after her husband's death, to Riverside in 1956. Surviving are sons, Terry Holmer of Portage, Ind., and Phil Holmer of Riverside; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Inquiries regarding services for Violet Holmer can be directed to the Hough Funeral Home, Raymond.

Holzinger, Rita

Rita Holzinger, a member of the Holzinger Real Estate family, died Friday, September 10, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital. She was 55 years old on June 15. She was a realtor and worked with her husband in the Holzinger Real Estate Company. They had offices here for several years until the building was destroyed by fire. She also operated a house cleaning business for a number of years. She was born in St. Rose, a daughter of Leo and Leona M. Poettker Ottensmeier. She married Fremont Holzinger on October 6, 1962, in Highland. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Randy Holzinger of Highland; daughter, Connie M. Elmore of Trenton; her mother, Leona Ottensmeier of Highland; brothers, Ralph, Donald, Gervase and Kenneth Ottensmeier, all of Highland; sisters, Joan F. Petroski of Donnellson, Lorraine A. Vosholler of Highland; and four grandchildren. Her father, Leo Ottensmeier, preceded her in death. Services were held Tuesday in St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Barnes - Jewish Hospital for Breast Cancer Research or to H.I.S. K.I.D.S.

Holzinger, Rita

Rita Holzinger, a member of the Holzinger Real Estate family, died Friday, September 10, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital. She was 55 years old on June 15. She was a realtor and worked with her husband in the Holzinger Real Estate Company. They had offices here for several years until the building was destroyed by fire. She also operated a house cleaning business for a number of years. She was born in St. Rose, a daughter of Leo and Leona M. Poettker Ottensmeier. She married Fremont Holzinger on October 6, 1962, in Highland. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Randy Holzinger of Highland; daughter, Connie M. Elmore of Trenton; her mother, Leona Ottensmeier of Highland; brothers, Ralph, Donald, Gervase and Kenneth Ottensmeier, all of Highland; sisters, Joan F. Petroski of Donnellson, Lorraine A. Vosholler of Highland; and four grandchildren. Her father, Leo Ottensmeier, preceded her in death. Services were held Tuesday in St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Barnes - Jewish Hospital for Breast Cancer Research or to H.I.S. K.I.D.S.

Holmes, Norma Marie

Memorial service for Norma Marie Holmes, formerly of Witt, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Northrop Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville road, Northvill, Mich. The Rev. Frank Severn of Covenant Community Church in Redford, Mich., will officiate. Burial will be in Deepdale Cemetery at Lansing, Mich. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Alzheimers Association. Mrs. Holmes died August 29, 1998 in her home in Redford Township. She was 87 years old on March 15. She was was born in Witt, a daughter of Peter and Sarah Marks Cora, and most of her early life was spent in Illinois. She graduated from Witt High School in 1929. In 1933, she graduated from Illinois State University with a teaching degree. She taught English at the Brimfield, Ill., high school until her marriage to Maloye R. Holmes in 1937. The couple moved to Detroit in 1944, and have resided in the metroplitan the rest of their lives. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Dr. Maloye R. Holmes and grandchildren, Autumn, Martin and Bradley Holmes. A son, Ronald Holmes, preceded her in death.

Hook, Calvin Clair

Services for Calvin Clair Hook, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Buell, pastor of the Barnett Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Barnett Christian Church or St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Hook died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 87 years old on October 1. He was a welder with Molony Electric in St. Louis, worked at Wepco in Litchfield, Fiat Allis and farmed in North Litchfield Township. He was born in Perryville, Mo., a son of John G. and Barbara Amberger Hook. He married Ethel Dora Turrentine on January 7, 1933, in Waterloo. She died July 31, 1997. Surviving are a son, Theodore R. "Ted" Hook of Litchfield; daughters, Anita Wolff and husband Marion of Litchfield, Claire Gebelhardt and husband James of St. Louis, Jean Yanaga and husband Richard of Kimball, Neb.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Everett, Emory, Vess and sisters, Grace and Hattie. Services for Calvin Clair Hook, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Buell, of Barnett Christian Church, officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Musical selections were "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" and "How Great Thou Art." Paul Hampton was the vocalist. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Dennis Gebelhardt of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Ben Hook of Eugene, Oregon, Ted Hook, Jr., of Portland, Oregon, Jay Mueller of Denver, Colo., Kent Wolff and Marty Wolff, both of Litchfield. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the women of Barnett Christian Church. Mr. Hook, 87, died Wednesday, March 3, in St. Francis Hospital.

Hoon, Sr., William G.

William G. "Bill" Hoon, Sr., father of Sandra "Larae" Wyatt and husband Kenneth of Litchfield and Glennice Brackett of Witt, died Sunday, September 20, 1998, in Passavant Hospital, Jacksonville. He was 58 years old on December 31. Mr. Hoon, of South Jacksonville, worked for Nestle Beverage Company there for 28 years. He served with the Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis, was a longtime member and past commander of the Jacksonville American Legion Post, and a member of the Moose Lodge in Jacksonville. He was born in Chandlerville, a son of Burdette and Pauline E. Lyons Hoon. Surviving besides the two daughters are sons, William G. "Buzz" Hoon Jr. of Macomb, Brett Hoon of Jacksonville; a brother, James Hoon of Beardstown; sisters, Dona Crowell and Sue Beard, both of Burlington, Iowa, and eight grandchildren. The remains were cremated. Committal service and burial of the cremains will take place at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bath Cemetery. Gillham©Buchanan Funeral Home, Jacksonville, is in charge of arrangements.

Hooper, Thomas Dean

Thomas Dean Hooper, the 15 year old grandson of Richard and Frieda Jones of Butler, died in an accident on the Kaskaskia river where he had been swimming with friends Thursday, July 23, 1998. His body was recovered at 9 p.m. Saturday. He was a son of David and Tina Jones Hooper of Cowden. Born in Effingham, he attended schools in Cowden. He enjoyed CB radio and was known as "Cowden Bandit." Surviving besides his parents and grandparents are a sister, Kayla at home and a paternal grandmother, Myra Hooper of Cowden. Others surviving include four aunts, none from the local area and an uncle, Sean Jones of Taylor Springs. Services were held Wednesday in the Cowden High School gym. Burial was in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Wallace © Carroll Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hopkins, Angela C.

Services for Angela Carol Hopkins, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. JoAnn Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday after 11 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Hopkins died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. She was 49 years old December 8. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of John Randolph Jones, Sr., and Minnie Mathilda Uhlry, and attended school in Everette, Wash. She married Bob Hopkins on April 18, 1992, in Entiat, Wash. Surviving are her husband, Bob of Meelyville, Mo.; a son, Tony Lee Roorda of Tacoma, Wash.; daughter, Luana Roodra of Mt. Olive; step son, Richard Hopkins of Sparta, Wis.; step daughters, Loretta Hopkins of Sparta, Wis., Carrie Hopkins of Rockford; parents, John Randolph "Jack" Jones Sr. and Minnie Mathilda Uhlry, both of Mt. Olive; brothers, John Randolph Jones Jr. of Tacoma, Wash., George Steven Jones of Mt. Olive; and two grandchildren. Services for Angela Carol Hopkins, of Mt. Olive, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Rev. JoAnn Osborn officiated. Burial was in Chapman Cemetery. Pianist and soloist Rosemary Messner played "In the Garden," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Old Rugged Cross." A favorite recording, "Wings of a Dove," was played. Pallbearers were Jerry Rellenberger, Ondelle Stokes, Eddie Kuhl, Lester Knockman, Ronnie Cook Jr., Harold Osborn III. Following the services a lunch was provided for family and friends in the Methodist Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Hopkins, 49, died Saturday, November 13, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

Hoppin, Frances L.

Services for Frances L. Hoppin, sister of Walter H. Witt of Farmersville, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon, with the Rev. Richard R. Harre officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Springfield. Friends may call in the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Frances L. and Curtiss Hoppin Pawnee Scholarship Trust at the United Community Bank in Pawnee. Mrs. Hoppin died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in her home in Pawnee. She was 84 years old last June 25. She was a teacher for 32 years, concentrating in elementary education. After graduating from Illinois State Normal University in 1933, she worked in several rural Illinois schools. She taught in the Pawnee school district from 1955 until her retirement in 1978. She was born in Farmersville, a daughter of Henry J. and Ethel Scott Witt. She married Curtiss Hoppin in 1936 in Pana. He died on August 6, 1955. Surviving also are sons, Thomas Edward and Henry "Hank" Eugene Hoppin, both of Richmond, Va.; daughters, Dr. Judith Ann Schickedanz of Brookline, Mass., Susan M. Berry of Virden; sister, Mabel Heinsen of Clarendon Hills; and eight grandchildren.

Hosick, William O.

Memorial service for William O. "Bill" Hosick, of Taylor Springs, will be held at 6 p.m. today in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. The Rev. Ralph Ward will officiate. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Hosick died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Hardin County General Hospital at RosiClare, Ill. He was 63 years old on December 4. He worked for the Department of Corrections before he retired. He was born a son of Roy and Norma Brown Hosick. Surviving are his wife Debra; daughters, Joni Hallem of Red-Level, Ark., Lora Dean and husband Todd of Hillsboro; sister, Margaret Thompson of Carmi; brother, Dean Hosick of Enfield; and five grandchildren, Bria, Casey and Lacey Hallem and Brooke and Blair Dean. Preceding him in death were brothers, Donald and Dallas Hosick.

Hostetler, Katherine L.

Services for Katherine L. Hostetler, of Hillsboro, were held at 2 p.m. today in the First Christian Church of Hillsboro. The Rev. Harry Meyer officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be given to the First Christian Church. Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hostetler died at 1:50 p.m. Friday, November 26, 1999, in Maryville Manor, Maryville. She was 90 years old on November 4. She worked as a clerk at the Times Dime Store and then the Ben Franklin, both in Hillsboro. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Hillsboro and taught Sunday School there for many years. She was born and reared in Litchfield, a daughter of Jesse and Bertha Daily Evans. She married Purcell "Percy" Hostetler, Sr., on February 2, 1929, in Hillsboro. He died March 31, 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Lou Oakley and husband Bill of Carmen, Okla.; sister, Mary David of Massachusetts; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sons, Purcell "Percy" Jr. and William J. Hostetler; brothers, Melvin, Pete and Bobby Evans; sister, Selma F. White; three great grandchildren, Joshua Bragg, Catherine Fields, Gabriel Bowden.

Hosto, Marie A.

Services for Marie Ann Hosto, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Douglas, with the Rev. Mark Sidney officiating. Burial will be in the New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Becker and Son Funeral Home and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Decorating Fund or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Miss Hosto died at 5:57 this morning, Tuesday, August 31, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 66 years old on December 26. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of New Douglas, the women's group of the church and WELCA. She attended Davis country school and the New Douglas Grade School. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Fred H. and Anna Prange Hosto. Surviving are a brother, Frederick Hosto and wife Shirley of New Ulm, Minn.; sister, Vrlaine Hosto of Mt. Olive. Other survivors include sisters in law, Lorna Hosto of Mt. Olive and Berniece Hosto of Swansea. Preceding her in death were brothers, Roland, Herbert and Elmer Hosto and a sister, Lorraine Ranken. Following the services a lunch will be provided for the family and friends in the Immanuel Lutheran Parish Hall by the women of the church. Services for Marie Ann Hosto, of Mt. Olive, were held at 10 this morning in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of New Douglas. The Rev. Mark Sidney officiated. Burial was in New Douglas Cemetery. Organist, Pamela Kraigher, accompanied the Rev. Sidney as he sang "Children of the Heavenly Father" and the congregation as they sang "Rock of Ages" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were nephews, Richard Hosto of Greenville, Arthur Hosto of Broadhead, Wis., Joe Hosto of Halenville, Wis., Kelley Hosto of Monroe, Wis., David Renken of Hamel, Tom Shafer of Springfield. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends in the Immanuel Lutheran Parish Hall, New Douglas, by the women of the church. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hosto, 66, died Tuesday, August 31, in St. Francis Hospital.

Houchlei, Dwayne

Memorial service for Dwayne Houchlei, of Sorento, was held at 11 this morning in Perfetti Funeral Home there. The Rev. Oley Lawson officiated. Burial of the cremains will be in Sunnyside Cemetery at a later date. The family suggests memorials be direct to Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital. Mr. Houchlei died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 73 years old on February 8. He resided his entire life in the Sorento area and was road commissioner for Shoal Creek Township for several years. He was born in Sorento, a son of Leo V. and Rosetta Jordan Houchlei. His wife, the former Ava Cooley, survives. Surviving also are a son, Fred Houchlei of Sorento; brother, Elmer Houchlei of Sorento; sister, Geraldine Hampton of Worden; and six grandchildren. 

Housam, Antonia

Services for Antonia Housam, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Staunton Ambulance Service. Mrs. Housam died at 10:05 a.m. Friday, July 31, 1998, in her home. She was 85 years old on July 30. She was a timekeeper for the Sears Corporation in Chicago for 29 years before retiring in 1959. She was a member of the Staunton VFW auxiliary. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of Rudolph and Antonie Beran Stocky. She married Curtis H. Housam on September 10, 1959, in Las Vegas, Nev. He died December 19, 1980. There no known survivors. A brother preceded her in death.

Houston, Kenneth W.

Services for Kenneth W. Houston, of Litchfield, were held Friday in Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield, with burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mr. Houston died Tuesday, September 28, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 78 years old on July 24. He was a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service for many years. He was born in Springfield, a son of Charles and Lillian Watson Houston. Surviving are a daughter, Paula White of Springfield; sisters, Edie H. Harris of Springfield and Lena H. Banks of Taylorville.

Howard, Lorraine Emma

Services for Lorraine Emma Howard, of Mt. Olive, were held at 3 p.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Rosemary Messner played the piano and sang "Amazing Grace" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Pallbearers were Jerry Hayes, Jim Keune, Gary Fyalka, Elmer Milcic, Bob Leonhardt and Don Kratchovil. Following the services a luncheon was served to family and friends in the Methodist Church hall by the women of the church. Mrs. Howard died at 3:50 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, in Mt. Olive. She was 92 years old on September 23. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Olive, the American Red Cross, Mt. Olive VFW Auxiliary for more than 50 years, Litchfield Elks, Moose and country club, and the Mt. Olive Turner Hall. She was also an avid bowler. She was born in Walshville Township, a daughter of Henry and Augusta Whitehouse Keune. She attended Walshville grade school and graduated from Mt. Olive High School. On March 31, 1925, she married Walter H. Howard in Carlinville. He died December 24, 1985. Surviving are a brother, Ralph Keune and wife Mildred of Litchfield, a nephew and three nieces. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert Gene Howard on April 14, 1996; brothers, Carl and Paul Keune; and a sister, Norma Johnson. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Olive Library or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service.

Howell, Lewis J.

Services for Lewis J. Howell, of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sutton Funeral Home there with the Rev. Robert L. Christopherson officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mr. Howell died at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Taylorville. He was 94 years old on April 19. He was a farmer before he retired and worked for the Nokomis Elevator and also for the city. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Nokomis. He was born near Nokomis, a son of Albert and Mary Grimes Howell. He married Gladys Sievers on November 20, 1934, in Nokomis. She died in 1993. Surviving are daughters, Darlene Price, Joyce Owens and Brenda Lupton, all of Nokomis; sons, Gary Howell of Nokomis and Roger Howell of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters, Grace Nash, Leona Kroenlein, Mary Workman, all of Nokomis, Velma Nicks of Edinburg; and fourteen grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Darwin Howell; brother, Dale Howell; sisters, Lola Howell in infancy and Marjorie Compton. 

Howerton, Jr., George H.

Services for George H. Howerton, Jr., of Wilsonville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Gillespie Benld Ambulance Service. Mr. Howerton died at 3:49 p.m. Monday, December 7, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 81 years old on September 17, and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a group leader at Olind Corporation in East Alton before he retired. He was born in Chipman, a son of George H., Sr., and Edna Mae Agee Howerton. He married Jo Ann "Jenny" Bertetto on June 18, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Edna Mae Allred, Georgia Pitchford, both of Wilsonville; brother, Harvey Howerton of Elmwood; sister, Leona Tiona of Staunton; three grandchildren, Dee Anna Pollard of Bunker Hill, Ronald Pitchford of Gillespie, Christopher Pitchford of San Jose, Calif.; and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Robert Howerton and a sister, Lucille Davis.

Hubbard, Lloyd E.

Services for Lloyd E. Hubbard, formerly of Witt, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with the Rev. Mary Etta Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Mr. Hubbard, of Omaha, Neb., died November 17, 1999, in French Camp, Calif. He was 84 years old on April 24. He was a Major with the Army Air Force in World War II and after the war went to work as an airline pilot. He was born in Witt, a son of Edward and Hattie Nantkes Hubbard. He married Margaret Kessinger on July 5, 1941, in St. Louis. She died October 25, 1987. Surviving are brothers, George and Miles Hubbard of Nokomis, Ralph Hubbard of Omaha and a sister, Audrey Kacura of Phoenix, Ariz.

Hubert, Charles G.

No funeral services for Charles G. Hubert, of Benld, are scheduled. The remains will be cremated. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hubert died at 2:40 a.m. today, Friday, September 10, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 83 years old on July 13. He was a truck driver and salesman for Hubert Bottling in Gillespie and then later a truck driver for Gaudio Distributing in Benld for 10 years before retiring. He was a member of the Benld Owls and Croatian Lodge 217 of Benld. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of John and Alma Kuehnen Hubert. He married Sue Suchko on November 24, 1938, in Gillespie. She died January 25, 1994. Surviving are sons, Charles Hubert Jr. of Perault Falls, Canada, Thomas D. Hubert of Benld, Gerald L. Hubert of Ruskin, Fla.; brother, John Hubert Jr. of Granite City; sister, Jo Ann Smith of Maywood; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Jeannette Blotevogel.

Huddleston, Abbie B.

Graveside service for Abbie B. Huddleston, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Huddleston died Friday, October 9, 1998, in her home. She was 85 years old on January 24. She was employed by the Hope School for the Blind before her retirement. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of John and Neva Parnell Robbins. She married John W. Huddleston on April 12, 1946 in Hillsboro. He died April 25, 1975. Surviving are sons, Robert Huddleston and William Coyle, both of Springfield, James Coyle of Poynette, Wis., Russel Coyle of Jamestown, Calif.; daughters, Sharon Coyle of Springfield, Betty Coyle of Antioch, Calif., Nancy Coyle of McClelland, Iowa; 31 grandchildren, 49 great grandchidlren, two great great grandchildren. A son, Maynard Coyle, preceded her in death.

Huff, A. Merle

Services for A. Merle Huff, of Staunton, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Robert E. Sabo Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Staunton City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlinville Hospice. Mr. Huff died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 1999, in his home. He was 92 years old on February 22, and an Army veteran of World War II. An electrician he worked in Alaska for many years before retiring in 1966. Most notable of the jobs on which he worked was the DEW line in Alaska and Coulee Dam in Washington State. He and his wife, Bess, homesteaded in Alaska from 1946 to 1966. He was a member of the Washington State Grange and the IBEW Local 1547 in Alaska. He was born in Staunton, a son of Guy and Myrtle Dick Huff. He married Bess Peter on February 19, 1946, in Copper Center, Alaska. She died April 1, 1978. Surviving is a sister, Barbara Loemker Nobbe of Worden along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were sisters, Zora Ethridge, Lurilla Oehler, Nellie Dinsmore and brothers, Bart, Dick and Guy David Huff.

Huff, Josephine M.

Services for Josephine M. Huff, of Farmersville, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hough Colonial Home, Morrisonville, with the Rev. Father John Hannigan officiating. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. the family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Farmersville - Waggoner Ambulance Service. Mrs. Huff died at 2 a.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 77 years old on May 17. She resided in Morrisonville at one time and was the owner and operator of the J&H Cafe there from 1971 to 1981. She was a member of the Palmer Advent Christian Church and the Morrisonville American Legion Auxiliary. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Edward and Maude Jones Williams, and attended schools there. She married Harold Huff in March 1948. Surviving are her husband, Harold of Decatur; daughters, Doloris Moore and husband Tom of Litchfield, Joliene Brown and husband Larry of Farmersville; sisters, Susan DeForest of Fairview Heights, Maetta Burg of Staunton; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Millard Arthur "Art" Huff on November 22, 1988; daughter, Mary Compton on March 20, 1995; three brothers, two sisters, a grandson, Michael Wilbur on May 27, 1985. 

Huffman, Alva V.

Services for Alva V. Huffman, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Akins officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the fuenral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association. Mr. Huffman died at 6 a.m. Friday, March 5, 1999, in his home at Union, Mo. He was 56 years old on February 26, and a veteran of the Marine Corps. He was an operations analyst with the CPI, Inc., of St. Louis for 17 years and had resided in Union for the past seven years. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Vernon and Gladys Conner Huffman. He married and was later divorced. Surviving are sisters, Wanda Bernot of Benld, Rita Soens of Staunton; brothers, Archie Huffman of Staunton, Stephen Huffman of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren. 

Hughes, Charles W.

Services for Charles W. Hughes, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Kirlin Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Springfield with the Rev. Charles Lee officiating. Burial will be in Woodwreath Cemetery, New Berlin. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Eisenhower Terrace, 2 Eisenhower drive, Jacksonville. Mr. Hughes, of Springfield, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, August 23, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 57 years old on June 20. He had resided in Springfield since 1964. He was an architect and owner of Charles Hughes and Associates, Inc., in Springfield for 11 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He enjoyed traveling as well as sports. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Marvin and Gladys Marie Clark Hughes. He married Jane Lee Rector on April 7, 1962, in Farmersville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Martin Andrew Hughes of Jacksonville; daughter, Christine R. Anderson and husband Darin of Springfield; his parents, Marvin and Gladys Hughes of Springfield; grandmother, Bessie Huffer of Litchfield; brother, Lonnie M. Hughes and wife Debbie of Springfield.; and one granddaughter, Aubrey Jane Anderson.

Hughes, LaFaun

Services for LaFaun Hughes, of Gillespie, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church of Gillespie. Mrs. Hughes died at 10:33 p.m. Monday, December 21, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Gillespie, P.E.O., the Polyanna Class and the United Methodist Church of Gillespie. She was born in Odin, a daughter of Walter E. and Elizabeth Grase Baugh. Her husband, Arthur M. Hughes, died in 1961. Surviving are a son, Richard A. Hughes of Vinton, Va.; daughters, Corene Lewis of Danville, Ky., Carol West of Bourbonnais; sister, Audrey Caudry of Gillespie; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. A brother, Ralph Baugh, preceded her in church.

Hughes, Lyman S.

Lyman Short Hughes, formerly of Hillsboro, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 1999, in his home in Chillicothe. He was 86 years old on July 5. He retired in 1972 as machine repairman for Caterpillar, Inc. While residing in Hillsboro, he was a member of the Hillsboro United Presbytrian church and was a youth leader. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Andrew P. and Myrtle Short Hughes. He married Theo Castle in 1944, in Peoria. She survives. Surviving also are daughtrs, Kathleen Dunbar of Chillicothe, Geraldine Walters of Edwards, Jeanine Sash of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Gary Lisenbee of Fort Worth; and 14 grandchildren, including Tammora Howell of Nokomis. Services will be held in Peoria at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Davidson - Fulton Woodland Chapel with entombment in the Parkview Chapel of Peace Mausoleum.

Hughey, Georgenna

Georgenna "Genna" Hughey, a court reporter in the Fourth Judicial Circuit for over 20 years and often working with the late Judge Paul M. Hickman in Montgomery County Circuit Court, died Thursday, Setpember 2, 1999, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. She was 61 years old on September 12. She operated The Shaker Loft Bed and Breakfast in her home in Pana since 1995, and was also involved in quilt and antique businesses. She was born in Pana, a daughter of Geroge and Jeanne Engle Satterfield. Surviving are a son, J. Kevin Hughey and wife Camda of Decatur; a daughter, Lynda Buchanan and husband Rob of Littleton, Colo.; and three grandchildren. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in McCracken Funeral Home, Pana. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the First United Presbyterian Church of Pana. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery there.

Hurst, Sr., Ernest G>

Graveside service for Ernest Gerald Hurst, Sr., of Hillsboro, co-founder of Hurst - Rosche Engineering Company, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Ferguson officiating. Mr. Hurst died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in his home. He was 90 years old on July 22. He was a civil engineer. He graduated Magna Cum Laud in Civil Engineering from Rose Polytechnic, now Rose Hulman, in Terre Haute, Ind. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro, Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge, Hillsboro Rotary Club and the Moose Club. He was born in Pana, a son of John L. and Helen Jones Hurst. He married Mary Catherine Thomas on September 4, 1937, in Belleville. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Ernest Gerald Hurst, Jr., and wife Siri of Jenkintown, Pa., John T. Hurst and wife, the former Jerri Stroup, of Berkeley, Calif.; daughters, Susan Kershaw of Witt, Sara Hurst and husband Ben Dodd of Nashville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, John in infancy, and a sister, Iole Wallace. Family of Ernest Hurst, Sr., suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro Public Library or the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro. Mr. Hurst, 90 of Hillsboro, a co-founder of Hurst - Rosche Engineering, died Tuesday, March 9, in his home. His obituary was in Wednesday's paper. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery. Bass Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Hutchins, Josephine M.

Services for Josephine M. Hutchins, nee Bensko, formerly of Witt, will be held at noon Saturday in St. Barbara's Catholic Church there with the Rev. Father Pat Jakel officiating. Burial will be in St. Barbara's Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in Stiehl©Dawson Funeral Home, Witt, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Hutchins died Tuesday, November 10, in her home in Tinley Park. She was 77 years old on July 6. She was a member of St. Georges Church in Tinley Park. She was born in Witt and was married to Leo Hutchins. He died December 27, 1990. Surviving are a daughter, Leona Gamache and husband Alan of Matteson; sons, Richard Hutchins and Edward Hutchins of Tinley park; sisters, Mary Fedele of Ballwin, Mo., Margaret Bensko of Witt, Dolores Bensko of Tinley Park; brothers, John Bensko and wife Reba of Boulder, Colo., Raymond Bensko and wife Gloria of Williamsville; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Among others surviving is a sister in law, Lillian Bensko of Hazelwood, Mo. A brother, Michael Benkso, died in February 1967.

Hutchins, Vivian C.

Services for Vivian Carricker Hutchins, formerly of Mt. Olive and Witt, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Witt United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gloria Davis officiating. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral home, Witt. Mrs. Hutchins, of Ocala, Fla., died at 11:14 p.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, in her home. She was 63 years old on October 19. She was retired from Hillsboro Glass Company and a member of the Witt Methodist Church. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Everett and Velma Grounds Carricker. Her husband, Ernest Hutchins, preceded her in death. Surviving are seven children, Steven Hutchins of Mt. Olive, David Hutchins of Brighton, Vicky Tipsword of Ocala, Susan Santastevan of Dunnwllon, Fla., Terry Stratton of Mt. Olive, Joetta Burris of West Palm Beach, Fla., Tricia Kierbach of Mt. Olive; sisters, Patricia and Judy Carricker, both of Springfield; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A grandchild preceded her in death.

Hutchison, Debbie

Funeral Mass for Debbie Hutchison, of Hillsboro, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Agnes Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father Dave Schmidt will be the celebrant, assisted by the Rev. Father Pat Jakel. Burial will be in Hubbart Cemetery at Beecher City. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Louis Catholic School in Nokomis or to Masses. Mrs. Hutchison died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 1999, in here home in rural Hillsboro. She was 39 years old on October 15. She was a teacher in the primary grades at St. Louis School. A resident in the Hillsboro area for the past 12 years, she was an active member of St. Agnes Church. She particiapted in the RCIA program, the children's Sunday School program and was a member of the CCW. She graduated from St. Anthony High School in Effingham in 1978 and from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1988. She was born in Effingham, a daughter of Don and Joan Willenborg Koester. She married Harry Hutchison on June 14, 1980, in Effingham. Both he and her parents survive. Surviving also are a daughter, Hope, and a son, Aaron, both at home; brothers, Greg, Carl, Alan and Dale Koester, all of Effingham; and her grandmother, Mildred Koester of Effingham.

Huttes, Julia

Julia Huttes, formerly of Nokomis, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, in Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana. She was 99 years old on June 6. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Frank and Pauline Hawkey Mizeur. She married Edmond A. Huttes in pana in 1925. he died in 1969. Surviving is a son, Gene Huttes and wife Rosemary of Pana. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesay in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pana, with burial in Calvary Cemetery there. Kennedy and Sons Funeral Home, Pana, is in charge of arrangements.


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