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Libbra, Dima C.

Funeral Mass for Dima C. Libbra, partner in Libbra Trucking, will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livingston, by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston. Scripture service will be held at 6 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society, St. Michael's School or Livingston Consolidated School District 4. Mrs. Librra, of Livingston, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 1999, in her home. She was 92 years old on January 4. She was a partner in the trucking business for 30 yars before retiring in 1967. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, its Altar and Rosary Society, the John J. Slifka American Legion Auxiliary of Livingston and the Staunton Memorial Hospital Auixiliary. She was born in Livingston, a daughter of Alfred and Melania Fachinni Bononi. She married Raymond Libbra on October 25, 1924, in Edwardsville. He died February 25, 1984. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Beinke and husband Walter of Staunton; son, Gene Libbra and wife Marilyn of Staunton; sisters, Alvina Neururer of Carmichael, Calif., Lena Scagnelli and husband Louis of Farmingham, Mass., Corrine Lines and husband Leonard of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Others surviving include sisters in law, Laverne Bononi and Betty Bononi, both of Chesterfield, Mo. Preceding her in death were brothrs, Dick, Bob and Freddie Bononi; sisters, Erma Spotti and Nora Faletto; and step mother, Maria Bononi.

Libbra, Pete E.

Services for Pete E. Libbra, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home. Barry Barkley and James Holt will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.ŒFriends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Moose rites will be held at 6 p.m. the family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Home Health and Hospice Services. Mr. Libbra died at 5:20 this morning, Friday, July 24, 1998, in his home. He was 84 years old on March 24. He owned and operated Pete's Corner from 1963 to 1976, when he retired. He also worked for Bremer Concrete in Litchfield as a truck driver, and with the State of Illinois Highway Maintenance Department. He was a 50©year member of Litchfield Moose Lodge 1634. He was born in Mt. Clare, a son of Enrico and Giacomenia Perfetti Libbra, and graduated from Gillespie High School in 1933. His first marriage was to Romaine Woodland. She died in 1942. On January 22, 1944, he married Doris May Carleton in Wood River. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Pete Libbra Jr. and wife Linda of Virden, Joe Libbra and wife Vicki of Litchfield, Ronald Libbra of Gillespie; daughters, Rita Jean Shaw of Litchfield, Sharon Lyons and husband Terry of Godfrey, Diana Shaw and husband Jerry of Litchfield; brother, Joey Libbra of Gillespie; sister, Violet Rebufatti of Van Nuys, Calif.; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, Dana Lee and sisters, Gloria Fahrenkrog and Lena Kozemczatt.

Lichtenthaler, Ruby Lorene

Services for Ruby Lorene "Lorraine" Lichtenthaler, of Mt. Olive, were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Father Paul Waters officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Pallbearers were DAn Fisher, Daniel Fisher, Don Lesko, Bernie Joyce, Irvin Seiler and Gilbert Wayman. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mrs. Lichtenthaler died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 70 years on September 8. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Theodore and Pearl Langley Schweppe, and attended Sawyerville Public School and Benld High School. Her first marriage, to Raymond N. Tarran, ended in divorce. She married Harry Lichtenthaler on August 3, 1973, in Edwardsville. He died March 21, 1991. Surviving are a son, Raymond Tarran and wife Rosemary of Mt. Clare; daughters, Margaret Kathleen Fisher and husband Dan of Gillespie, Debby Lesko and husband Don of Mt. Olive; and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Theodore Schweppe and Raymond Schweppe in childhood. Following the service a lunch was served to family and friends in the Mt. Olive Veterans Hall.

Lieske, Clarence

Clarence Lieske, father of Chris McLaughlin of Hillsboro, died Sunday, July 25, in Community Hospital of Ottawa. A resident of Ottawa, he was 79 years old on March 11. He was an Army Air Corps veteran who served as a B-17 gunner over Germany. He worked for Libby - Owens Ford until his retirement in 1987. He was born in Butler, Pa., a son of Henry and Elizabeth Bavolar Lieske. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Bayer on June 1, 1946, in St. Mary's Church, Naplate. She survives. Surviving also are three other daughters, Sharon Kuhn of Oswego, Penny Brawley of Granger, Ind., Pattie Smick of Ottawa; nine grandchildren and three great grandsons. Services were held in Ottawa with burial in the Oakwood Memorial Park.

Lignoul, Agnes M.

Services for Agnes M. Lignoul, mother of Jan Lee Hobbs of Waggoner, was held at 10 this morning in St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Fairview Heights. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Albert the Great School or the Endowment and Family Hospice of the Belleville Area. Mrs. Lignoul died Thursday, August 13, 1998, in her home in Fairview Heights. She was 64 years old on May 20. She was born in Centreville, a daughter of Albert and Wilhelmina Schmiz Touchette. Her husband, Harry L. Lignoul, survives.ŒSurviving besides her daughter Jan and husband, David Hobbs, are brothers, Charles Touchotte of Oakawville, Ernest Touchotte of Mascoutah, Cyril Touchette of Twin Falls, Idaho, Milton Touchotte of Millstadt, Albert Touchotte of Maryville, Ind., Louis Touchotte of Belleville; sisters, Bernadette Cheatham of Belleville, Albertine Holdener of Fairview Heights, Marcella Smith of Belleville; three grandchildren, Jason Lee Casey, Shawn Lee Casey and Denee Christine Hobbs; and one great grandchild, Makayla Casey. Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights was in charge of arrangements. *** NOTE: Touchotte and Touchette are correct according to the funeral home ****

Likes, Easter

Services for Easter Likes, of Sawyerville, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Hanks - Gubser Funeral Home, Hardin, with the Rev. Paul D. Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery at Kampsville. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Mrs. Likes died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 92 years old on February 23. She was a member of the Bunker Hill Baptist Church. She was born in Vandalia, a daughter of Marion and Dollie Holman Donaldson. She married George R. Likes on March 10, 1934, in Eldred. He died June 4, 1998. Surviving are sons, George R. Likes of Woodburn, Frank A. Likes of Godfrey; daughters, Betty A. Giller of Sawyerville, Louella J. Arnold of Litchfield; 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two daughters, two sons, two brothers and four sisters.

Likes, George R.

Services for George R. Likes, of Sawyerville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hanks©Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin with the Rev. Paul D. Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Summitt Grove Cemetery at Kampsville. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Likes died at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. He was 91 years old on July 10. He was a factory laborer before he retired in 1961, having worked in several places. He was a member of the Kampsville Presbyterian Church. He was born in Kampsville, a son of George e. and Dora Virginia Foiles Likes. He married Easter Donaldson on March 10, 1934, in Eldred. She survives. Surviving also are sons, George R. Likes Jr. of Woodburn, Frank A. Likes of Godfrey; daughters, Betty A. Giller of Sawyerville, Louella Arnold of Litchfield; 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were five brothers, two sisters, a grandson, Jesse Arnold Jr. and two great grandchildren, Robert and Earnie Stephens.

Lingo, Paul C.

Memorial service for Paul C. Lingo, of Carlinville, was held this afternoon there with burial in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lingo died Friday, December 18, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 76 years old on June 28. He retired from Monterey Coal company in 1984 as director of Regulatory Affairs, having gone to work for the company in 1969 as personnel director. He was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., a son of William Ballard and Lena Raeburn Cook Lingo. He married Pauline M. McClure in 1950 in Charleston, W.Va. She survives. Suriving also are sons, David Lingo of Hamilton, Ohio, Rod Lingo of Carlinville; daughters, Paula Lapp of Carlinville, Charlotte Lingo of Hopkins, Minn.; a brother, William Lingo of Moorefield, W.VA.; and three grandchildren.

Link, Donald W.

Services for Donald W. Link, of Gillespie, will be held at noon Friday in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Mr. Link died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1999, in St. John's Mercy Hospital, St. Louis. He was 62 years old on September 30. He retired from Laclede Steel in Alton and was currently employed as a bus driver for Cavallo Bus Lines of Gillespie. He was well-known throughout the area for the oak furniture he made and showed at craft shows for the past 25 years. He was born in Henderson, a son of Harold and Lucina Oldenttel Link. He married Waneta Weatherford on January 26, 1958, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Todd Link of Plano, Texas; daughters, Lisa Kleeman of Carlinville, Mindy Yurkovich of Gillespie; brother, Robert Link of Gillespie; and 10 grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, Timothy Jay Link.

Linxwiler, Jula L.

Graveside service for Jula L. Linxwiler, formerly of Hillsboro, was held at 2 p.m. today in Wares Grove Cemetery northeast of Butler. Mrs. Linxwiler, of Columbus, Indiana, died at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, in the Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 80 years old last August 27. She was born in Beaufort, Mo., a daughter of Adolph and Wilemina Hellman Holemann. She married George Linxwiler on June 8, 1941; he died January 27, 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Kay L. Drum of Columbus, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Elsie Whitworth.

Little, Viola Mae

Services for Viola Mae Little, sister of Pearl Keplinger of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Girard. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Little died Sunday, October 25, 1998, in Pleasant Hill Village, Giard. She was 95 years old on October 15. She was born in Honey Point Township, a daughter of John T. and Flossie Gates Gamble, and married Earl Watson Little there in 1924. He died in 1979. Surviving are a son, George "Howard" Little of Watterman; a daughter, Melba Bacon of Girard; another sister, Lucille Webb of Granite City; five grandchildren, six step grandchildren, eight great grandchildrenm several step great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Donald Little.

Littrell, Leona

Funeral arrangements for Leona Littrell, of Litchfield, are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mrs. Littrell, 79, died Sunday, February 7, in her home. Services for Leona Pearl Littrell, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to New Hope Baptist Church, of which she was a member, or to the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Littrell died Sunday, February 7, 1999, in her home. She was 79 years old on October 21. She was a farmwife and enjoyed quilting and being with her family and friends. She was born in Shaw's Point Township near Atwater, a daughter of Orville and Florence Gates Culp. She married Paul Edward Littrell on December 8, 1937, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. He died in January 1975. Surviving are sons, Kenneth Littrell and wife Patsy of Litchfield, James Littrell and wife Sharon of Raymond; a sister, Lucille Flynn of Grand Junction, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Randall Littrell, Sara Boaden, both of Litchfield, Renae Patton of Hillsboro, Gina Riedel of Walker, Kansas, Shauna Bezilla of Harbor Springs, Mich., Gayla Hart of Duncan, Ariz., Krista Pfeiffer of Dearborn, Mich.; and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Graydon, Elmer, Ralph and Wayne Culp and sisters, Opal Roach and Beulah Zenner. Services for Leona Pearl Littrell, of Litchfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Francis Hudson of Taylorville and the Rev. Roy Eller of Fillmore officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections were "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow," "In the Garden" and "Hold Me, Jesus." Pallbearers were Shaun Bezilla of Harbor Springs, Mich., Jeff Boaden of Edinburg, Brian Patton of Hillsboro, James Pfeiffer of Dearborn, Mich., Terry Reidel of Walker, Kan. and Denny Roach of Litchfield. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the women of New Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Littrell, 79, died Sunday, February 7, in her home. 

Lloyd, Jack P.

Memorial service for Jack P Lloyd, brother of Harry C. "Chet" Lloyd of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Spring River Christian Village, Joplin, Mo. Mr. Lloyd, of Joplin, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in Spring River Christian Village. He was 80 years old on February 26. He owned and operated the Lloyd Rexall Drugstore in Winona, Mo., and the Springfield Trim Supply in Springfield, Mo., each for 20 years. Following retirement, he managed the Kearny Villa Apartments in Springfield and was a founding partner of AJAX Carpet Cleaning with his son Jackson. He was born in Hunter, Mo. Surviving, besides his brother Harry, are sons, Larry Lloyd and wife Mary of Carthage, Mo., Jackson Lloyd of Springfield, Mo., Alan Lloyd and wife Sandy of Durango, Colo.; sister, Gene Isaacs and husband Lenford of Salem, Oregon; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Lisa Guerra; a sister, Ruth McCasland; and a brother, Bill Lloyd. 

Locacius, Peter A.

Peter A. Locacius, formerly of Nokomis, died March 14, 1999, in Fisherman's Hospital, Marathon, Fla. He was 81 years old on February 20, and a veteran of World War II. He was employed as a bookbinder before he retired. He was born in Nokomis, a son of Frank and Jennie Petronski Locacius, and attended Nokomis schools. He served in Europe during World War II and received the American, European, African, and Middle Eastern theatre ribbon with silver star. Surviving are his wife, Adean in Big Pine Key, Fla., and a step daughter, Joan Kiss of Wood Dale, Fla. Preceding him in death were his twin sister, Mary, another sister, Alice Gottschalk and brothers, John and Frank Locacius.

Locke, Mildred E.

Services for Mildred E. Locke, formerly of Mt. Olive, were held this morning in Taylorville. Burial was in Anderson Cemetery at Palmer. Mrs. Locke died Sunday, December 12, 1999, in her home in Taylorville. She was 90 yers old on July 12. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Mason and Anna Ritter Williams. She married Harold Locke in 1928; he preceded her in death in 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Helen Fiaoni of Taylorville; a son, Roger Locke of Mattoon; a sister, Lena Kerns of Taylorville; brothers, Roger Williams of Kincaid, Ralph Williams of Paris, Texas; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lockwood, Albert O.

Services for Albert O. Lockwood, formerly of Litchfield, were held Tuesday in Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Mo. The Rev. Ray Thomas, pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church, officiated. Burial was in the Festus Methodist Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Jefferson County Rescue Mission. Mr. Lockwood died Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Crystal City, Mo. He was 80 years old on April 29. A resident of Festus for many years, he was a glassworker with PPG Industries before he retired. He was born in Springfield, a son of Allan Clemit and Stella Baggerly Lockwood. His first marriage was to the former Jessie Wilson of Litchfield. They had two children, Joyce of Alton and Jack of Bethalto. His second marriage was to the former Marilyn Hunt of Missouri. They had three sons, Steve of Hillsboro, Mo., Mark of Hematite, Mo., and Mike, who died April 3, 1991. Surviving also are a sister, Ruth Boedecker and husband Maynard of Litchfield; eleven grandchildren in Missouri and several nieces and nephews in this area. A sister, Jean Atterbery and a brother, John Lockwood, preceded him in death.

Loew, Ruth Lucille

Ruth Lucille Loew died Saturday, June 10, 1998, in Austin, Texas. She was 89 years old on June 26. She was born and reared in Jacksonville, the second of two daughters of Fred and Gerda Stranberg. She married Climmont C. Loew on December 24, 1928, and they settled in Litchfield where he taught history at Litchfield High School. Their two children were born in Litchfield, Frederick Christian Loew on October 8, 1932, and Lawrence Allen Loew on September 21, 1936. Both Mr. and Mrs. Loew were active members of Union Avenue Christian Church. In addition, she was active in the Woman's Club and a group of singers called The Anna Snell Singers. The couple was close friends with Garth and Madge Hendrichs, who lived next door to them, and Dale and Colleen Brubaker. During her husband's career, they lived in several Illinois communities where he served as superintendent of schools ©© Lebanon, Lawrenceville, Champaign©Urbana and Elmwood Park near Chicago. She was active in community organizations, including Women's Clubs, Eastern Star and church. After his retirement in 1970, the couple resided in Wisconsin until his death in 1972. In 1991, she moved to Austin where she lived at the Renaissance Senior Living Community. She was a member of the Northwest Hills Methodist Church. Surviving are her sons, Fred Loew and wife Elizabeth of Ridgewood, N.J., and Larry Loew and wife Joanne of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A sister, Edith S. Smith preceded her in death. A memorial service was held in Cook Walden Chapel of the Hills in Austin. She will be buried here Saturday next to her husband in Elmwood Cemetery with Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Service will be conducted at graveside at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jay Johnson of the Union Avenue Christian Church officiating. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

Loffredo, George J.

Services for George J. Loffredo, father of Susan Irvin of Hillsboro, were held this morning in the Church of the Redeemer at Libertyville. Mr. Loffredo died Friday, October 23, 1998, in his home in Mundelein. He was 73 years old, and was a Navy veteran of World War II with service on the USS Lovering. He and his wife, Laura, were innkeepers for the last 11 years of the Round Robin Bed and Breakfast Inn at Mundelein. He retired in 1988 from the Waukegan School District. In his youth he worked for American Steel and Wire Company and AAMCO Tool Company. He was born in Germantown, Wis., but was reared in Waukegan. Surviving besides his wife and daughter are a son, Steve Loffredo and wife Colette of Antioch; step children, Wayne Allen of Reno, Nevada, Nancy Baker of The Woodlands, Texas, Kathy Cordell of Beaverton, Oregon; a sister, Clara Beck of Waukegan; and several grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Michael, Frank and Louis Loffredo.

Logsdon, Malinda C.

Funeral Mass for Malinda C. Logsdon, of Morrisonville, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Maurice Catholic Church by the Rev. Father W.R. Maul. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Hough Colonial Home. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Miss Logsdon died at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 80 years old on Feb. 28. She was a machine operator for 37 years at Sangamon Paper Company in Taylorville. She was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. She was born in Owaneco, a daughter of Bernard and Alice Durbin Logsdon. Surviving are a sister, Pansy Dullenty of Morrisonville along with nieces and nephews and their children. Preceding her in death were brothers, Vincent and Jerry Logsdon.

Lomprez, Jack L.

Funeral Mass for Jack L. Lomprez, first foreman of Morton Buildings here, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Aloysius Church, Springfield, by the Rev. John Titus. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Stabb Funeral Home, Springfield. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. John's Hospital Foundation for Leukemia Research. Mr. Lomprez, of Springfield, died at 8:36 a.m. Monday, December 21, 1998, in St. John's Hospital. He was 71 years old on February 8, and a Marine veteran of World War II. He was self employed as a carpenter before he retired. He worked for Morton Buildings in Litchfield in 1967-68. He was born in Farmington, W.Va., a son of Fernand and Dorothy Runkels Lomprez. He married Johanna Whilhite in September 1967. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Diane Evans of Springfield; sons, Gary and Kenny Lomprez of Springfield and Jack Lomprez Jr. of Athens; a brother, Ed Lomprez of Rochester; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Long, Theodore R.

Services for Theodore Roosevelt Long, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Allen of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Long died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 85 years old on October 13, and an Army veteran. He was employed as a supervisor with the Highway Maintenance department of the State of Illinois from May 1969 to October 1983. He also farmed. He previously worked for Allis Chgalmers and the Pillsbury Company. He was a member of the Raymond Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans. He served as Republican precinct committeeman in Raymond. He was born in Chesterfield, a son of Benjamin Franklin and Marie Tollman Long. He married Coy I. Smith on December 27, 1939, in Athens, Ala.; she died in 1976. Surviving are sons, Phillip D. Long and wife Janet of Clay Center, Kansas, Ted L. Long and wife Nancy of Trenton; daughters, Phyllis J. Long of Northfield and Georgia A. Long of Auburn; and six grandchildren, Gier Perkins, Theodore M. Long, Kelly D. Long, Kyle P. Long, Mark D. Long and Mathew I. Long. Preceding him in death were brothers, Virgil, Harry, Earl and John Long and sisters, Mabel Rhinehart and Myrtle Shroyer. Services for Theodore Roosevelt Long, of Litchfield and formerly of Raymond, was held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Allen of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield officiated. Musical selections were "Just as I Am" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were Kyle Long, Mark Long, Matthew Long, Phillip Long, Theodore M. Long and Floyd Perkins. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery with full military honors. Wilbur Tackaberry and Dave Allen foled the flag and presented it to Gier Perkins, a granddaughter. Taps was played by Ernie Thomack. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends at the First Baptist Church. Mr. Long, 85, died Saturday, August 7, in St. Francis Hospital.

Longworth, Charles Orville

Services for Charles Orville Longworth, formerly of the local area, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father David Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Family Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Longworth, of Peoria, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 1998, in Methodist Hospital there. He was 73 years old on May 25, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed by Central Illinois Light Company (CILCO) as a substation switchman for 40 years. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Navy that October. He served in the Pacific Theatre on an attack transport and took part in eight major battles. He attained the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. He later attended Bradley University in Peoria. He was born in Butler, Mo., a son of George Francis and Mary Amanda Valcoure Longworth. In 1950, he married Dorothy Moore and they were later divorced. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Longworth of New Orleans, La., Patricia Waterbury and husband Charles of Phoenix, Ariz., Susan Longworth of Santa Rosa, Calif.; brothers, George Longworth, Arthur Longworth and wife, Norma, all of Litchfield, Gilbert Longworth of Springfield; sisters, Helen Lennert and husband Edward of Springfield, Marie Coleman of Alameda, Calif., Dorothy Duggar and Wilma Jo Longworth, both of Litchfield. A son, Charles P. Longworth, preceded him in death. Services for Charles Orville Longworth, formerly of the local area, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father David Schmidt, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church, officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Musical selections sung during the service were "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Father Dave read a special poem. During the committal service the flag was presented to Mr. Longworth's daughter, Patricia Waterbury by Wilbur Tackaberry, command of American Legion Post 436 of Litchfield. A meal was provided for the family and friends following the services by the VFW women's auxiliary. Mr. Longworth, 73 of Peoria, died there Saturday, December 5, in Methodist Hospital.

Longworth, Jr., George F.

Services for George Francis Longworth, Jr., of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Family Church. Mr. Longworth died at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 83 years old on December 25. He worked as a carpenter, building and remodeling homes in the local area. He also worked at American Radiator Company in Litchfield as well as farmed with his family near Butler. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was born in Enid, Okla., a son of George Francis and Mary Amanda Valcoure Longworth. He married Mildred Ann Longworth on October 19, 1940, in Litchfield. She died May 31, 1993. Surviving are brothers, Gilbert Longworth of Springfield, Arthur Longworth of Litchfield; sisters, Helen Lennert and husband Ed of Springfield, Marie Coleman of Alameda, Calif., Dorothy Dugger and Wilma Jo Longworth, both of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Helen Ann Longworth and a brother, Charles. Services for George Francis Longworth, Jr., of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages." Pallbears were Norman Bellaver and Bruce Holcomb, both of Hillsboro, Raymond Kopp of Butler, Gilbert Longworth of Springfield, Arthur Longworth and Richard Weller, both of Litchfield. Honorary pallbears were Gene Gorsich of Mt. Olive, Edward Lennert of Springfield, John Plummer Jr. of Litchfield, Don Laughlin of Bunker Hill. Following the services a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the women of Holy Family Catholic Church. Mr. Longworth, 83, died Wednesday, March 10, in St. Francis Hospital.

Longworth, Norma I.

Services for Norma Irene Longworth, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Longworth died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 65 years old last November 17. She was a medical secretary for Rocky Mountain Primary Care in Lakewood, Colo., before she retired. A graduate of Hillsboro High School in 1951, she attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale for two years. She enjoyed gardening and was active in raising and showing American Saddlebred horses. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of John and Lorene Henneke Bellaver. She married Arthur Glenn Longworth on January 3, 1953, in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are a son, John B. Longworth of Belleville; daughters, Jan Berry and husband Veryl of Littleton, Colo., Jody Longworth of Belleville; brothers, Norman Bellaver and wife Patti of Hillsboro, Herman Bellaver of Longmont, Colo.; sister, Corrine Sheridan and husband Guy of Hillsboro; and three grandchildren, Michelle Olson of Carney, Neb., Yvette and Matthew Berry of Littleton. Preceding her in death were a brother, Raymond Bellaver and a sister, Audrey Tobias. Services for Norma Irene Longworth, of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "On Eagles Wings." Pallbearers were Mavin Bellaver, Matthew Berry, Veryl Berry, Gilbert Longworth, John Longworth and Mark Olson. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Holcomb and Don Laughlin. Following the committal service a dinner was served for family and friends at the family's home. Mrs. Longworth, 65, died Wednesday, October 27, in St. Francis Hospital.

Lourash, Thelma C.

Thelma C. Lourash, formerly of Coffeen, died Friday, December 17, 1999, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. She was 80 years old on March 8. She was born in Coffeen, a daughter of Jerry S. and Laura Stokes Owens. She married Vernie Lourash on November 16, 1845. He survives. Surviving also are two sons, a daughter, a brother, a sister, and six grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers James Howard and Perry Harlan Owens. Services were held Tuesday in Decatur. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery.

Love, William C.

No services for William C. Love, of Gillespie, are planned. His remains have been donated to Washington University, St. Louis. Mr. Love died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 73 years old last November 9, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an adjuster with Olin Corporation in East Alton before he retired, and a member of VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Henry and Mary Calderwood Love. He married Geraldine Wey on May 4, 1947, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Stewart Love and wife Cheryl of Gillespie, Carl Love and wife Judy of Maryland Heights, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Chalisa Love Hicks of Litchfield, Sarah Love of Maryland Heights, Brandon M. Hicks of Litchfield. A brother, Henry Stewart Love, preceded him in death.

Lovejoy, Joyce L.

Services for Joyce L. Lovejoy, of Staunton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Clint Braman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First General Baptist Church of Staunton. Mrs. Lovejoy died at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 69 years old on October 16. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Herman and Mabel Baldwin Eilers. Her first marriage was to William Abe Pernicks on December 17, 1949. He died in 1961. On May 25, 1962, she married Clifford Lovejoy. He died November 15, 1993. Surviving are a step daughter, Georgiana Lorenz of Staunton; step son, Larry Lovejoy of Rolla, Mo.; four step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Among others surviving are a sister in law, Ethel Randle and husband Don, and a brother in law, Roy Lovejoy and wife Juanita, all of Staunton.

Loveless, Randall Lott

Services for Randall Lott Loveless, of Carlinville, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Carlinville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Douglas Claire officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Davis©Anderson Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Loveless Park all season sports complex. Mr. Loveless died at Monday, December 28, 1998, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. He was 68 years old on October 22, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a cattle grower his entire life, residing south of Carlinville. He wasa member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 1412 and Elk of the year 1992, CarlinvilleCitizen of the year 1992, past board member of Carlinville Hospital and Blackburn College, member of the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce. Active in the community, he helped to make contributions to numerous projects and to the needs of the community. He built Carlinville Lake II, donated land and was an organizer of Loveless park, and helped with the renovation of the Carlinville High School track, to name a few. He was a 1948 graduate of Carlinville High School. He was also past president of the Cornbelt Beef Council. He was born in Carlinville, a son of A. Lincoln and Flora Elizabeth Lott Loveless. Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Keiser; children, Lance Loveless, Bruce Loveless and wife Lori, all of Carlinville, Lisa Salinas of Clear Water Beach, Fla., Chris Keiser of Hillsboro, Ryan Keiser of Glen Ellen and Angeline Keiser of Chicago; a brother, Lindell J. Loveless of Gillespie; a sister, Lois Ann Luallen and husband John of Neoga; and seven grandchildren, Franchesca, Isabella and Stetson Salinas, Levi and Valerie Loveless, Kellee and Shalyn Keiser.

Lovings, Lilla M.

Services for Lilla Mae Lovings, of Royal Lakes, were held at 11 this morning in the First Community Baptist Church there. The Rev. John W. Savage officiated. Burial was in Bunker Hill City Cemetery. Landers Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lovings died at 3:46 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 82 years old on January 16. She was a presser in the dry cleaning business before she retired, and a member of the First Community Baptist Church. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, a daughter of Cora Barns and Austin Dunn. Her first husband was Oscar C. Jackson and her second, Isaac P. Lovings. Both preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Janette Jackson of St. Louis; sons, Curry Jackson and wife Joyce of St. Louis, James Jackson and wife Geraldine of Royal Lakes, Floyd Jackson and wife Darla of Mt. Olive; a sister, Anna Dunn; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 11 brothers and sisters.

Lowe, Carol A.

Carol Ann Lowe, daughter of Louvine Hamlin of the Fillmore area, died Saturday, November 13, 1999, in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was 64 years old on November 4. She was a daughter of Claude and Louvine Hamlin of the Hamlin Centennial Farm, located north of Fillmore. He father preceded her in death. She attended Sandy Bend School through the eighth grade and graduated from Nokomis High School. She then earned a degree in Home Economics at the University of Illinois. She married Daniel Lowe in 1955 and accompanied him throughout his Air Force career. They settled in Scottsdale in the early 1970s. She was co-found and co-owner of Adviso, a computer company and taught classes in needlework at Stitch 'n Time in Scottsdale. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Nokomis.

Lowe, Edward Berlin

Services for Edward Berlin Lowe, of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Ryan Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Lowe died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feburary 21, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 86 years old on September 3, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked in maintenance at St. Francis Hospital for 20 years. He was born in Harvel, a son of Jesse and Julia Row Lowe. He married Ruth Viola Christopher on November 24, 1937. She survivies. Surviving also are a daughter, Joyce Gunn of Pacific, Mo.; three grandchildren, Randy Gunn, Leslie Mason and Angela Sterns and six great grandchildren, Curtis, Joshua and Erica Gunn, Justin and Jacob Stearns and Danielle Mason. Preceding him in death were brothers, Harold, Rlaph, Russell and Tommy Lowe and sisters, Marie Brinkman and Julia Stubblefield. Services for Edward Berlin Lowe, of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Ryan Jackson officiated. Musical selection was "Go Rest High on That Mountain." During the committal service in Elmwood Cemetery the flag was presented to the family by Dennis Lewey. Adam Roach played "Taps." Pallbearers were Don Greer, Randy Gunn, Don Koonce, Marvin Lowe, Judd Mason and Greg Stearns. Mr. Lowe, 86, died Sunday, February 21, in St. Francis Hospital. 

Lowe, Robert E.

Services for Robert E. Lowe, of Morrisonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Moffitt Funeral Home there with the Rev. James Thomson officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville or the Morrisonville Ambulance Fund. Mr. Lowe died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Ocotober 20, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. He was 84 years old on January 27. A life©long resident of Morrisonville, he owned and operated Lowe's Hardware Store since 1946, served on the village board and the cemetery board. He was also a Navy veteran. He was a member and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church, member and past president of the Community Club, a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Morrisonville. He was born in Morrisonville, a son of Charles and Flossie Hunt Lowe. He married Beulah Fortin on October 20, 1941, in Morrisonville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Ronald W. Lowe of Morrisonville; a sister, Doris Ann Mundhenke of Morrisonville; and a brother, John Loew of Morrisonville. Preceding him in death were sisters, Hilda Klinger, Mary Jenkins and Pauline Lowe.

Lowder, Anna N.

Services for Anna N. Lowder, of Worden, were held at 11 a.m. today in Williamson Funeral Home, Worden. The Rev. Kevin Boesen officiated. Burial was in Worden City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Worden, of which she was a member. Mrs. Lowder died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, January 22, 1999, in Blu Fountain Manor, Godfrey. She was 94 years old on September 12. She worked for Granite City Steel for nine years before she retired. She was previously employed at Lockheed in Burbank, Calif., for nine years and at Electric Specialty in Glendale, Calif., for seven years. She was born in Worden, a daughter of John Newton and Carrie Belle Hoxey Phillips. Her husband, Edward Lowder, died in 1976. Surviving are a son, James Delore Birmingham and wife Loraine of Decatur, seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Preceding her in death were a son and his wife, Walter and Evelyn Birmingham, three brothers and four sisters. 

Lowery, Laine Marie

Services for Laine Marie Lowery, mother of Phillip Colburn of Litchfield, will be held at 7 p.m. today in Stabb Funeral Home. Mrs. Lowery died Saturday, December 19, 1998, in her home in Springfield. She was 29 years old on August 17. She had resided in Springfield for the past two years, having formerly lived in Chicago, and was employed as a cashier at Shop N Save. She was born in El Paso, Texas, a daughter of Richard and Gisela Watson Manarchy. She married James R. Lowery in 1997. He survives. Surviving also are her parents, Richard Manarchy of Dundee and Gisela Manarchy of El Paso, and a sister, Gabriel Manarchy of Moline.

Lueker, Edwin F.

Services for Edwin Frederick Lueker, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Litchfield Zion Lutheran School or the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. Mr. Lueker died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 89 years old on November 23. He was spent his entire life in the farming business, and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He attended the Immanuel Lutheran Grade School in Mt. Olive and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in the class of 1927. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Fred and Ida Niemann Lueker. He married Alta Marie Nortrup on July 30, 1955, in Bluffs. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Bill Lueker and wife Jean of Manchester, Mo., Jim Lueker of Mt. Olive, John Lueker and wife Denise of Litchfield; sisters, Alma Monke of Walshville, Selma Makstell of Mt. Olive; eight grandchildren, Emilie, Lauren and Kate Lueker of Manchester, Mo., Randy, Tim and Marke Lueker of Mt. Olive, Alex and Victoria Lueker of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were sisters, Frieda Tienette and Paula Etter. Following the services a lunch will be provided for the family and friends in the Immanuel Educational Building, served by the women of the church. Services for Edwin Frederick Lueker, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Becker and Son Fuenral Home, Mt. Olive. Mr. Lueker, 89, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. His full obituary was in Wednesday's paper. Services for Edwin Frederick Lueker, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in the Immanual Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Daniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Musical selections were "I'm But a Stranger Here," "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Asleep in Jesus." Norma Gehner was the organist. Pallbearers were Randy Lueker, Tim Luekere, Mark Lueker, John Monke, Roger Etter, Roy Niemann, Nelson Miller, Dean Monke. Following the services a lunch was provided for family and friends in the Immanuel Lutheran Educational building by members of the Lydia Circle. Mr. Lueker, 89, died Tuesday, April 27, in St. Francis Hospital.

Luketich, Michael W.

Services for Michael W. Luketich, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home with the Rev. Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Gillespie - Benld Ambulance Service or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Luketich died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 56 years old on January 1. He was a heavy equipment operator for the IT Group. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Michael and Elizabeth Bain Luketich. He married Carol Fairless on November 29, 1963, in Wood River. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Michael William Luketich and wife Julia of Gillespie; daughter, Christine Luketich of Gillespie; brother, Donald Luketich of Gillespie; sisters, JoAnn Semploski, Norma Kuciejcik, both of Gillespie; and eight grandchildren.

Luttrell, Jesica Renee

Services for Sharyn Lynette Luttrell and her daughter, Jesica Renee, of Irving, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Sutton Memorial Chapel, Taylorville. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery at Rosamond. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The mother and daughter were pronounced dead at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 1998, in St. Vincent's Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, as the result of an automobile accident Sunday near there. Sharyn Luttrell, 33 on November 17, was the assistant manager of the Dollar General store in Auburn and had recently moved to Irving with her two daughters. Jesica Luttrell, 9 on September 20, had attended class at Beckemeyer School, Hillsboro, for the past three weeks. She was in the fourth grade. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of James and Sharyn Luttrell. Her father, of Taylorville, survives along with a sister, Kandra Lynette, 13, who was also injured in the accident. Her mother and father were married July 14, 1984, in Irving. Sharyn Luttrell, daughter of James and Sharon Sparling White, was born in Taylorville. Other survivors include Mrs. Luttrell's parents, James and SharonWhite, now of Irving; brother, James Richard White and sister,Suzette Shroyer, also of Irving; and Jesica's paternal grandmother, Mary B. Selzer of Taylorville.

Luttrell, Sharyn Lynette

Services for Sharyn Lynette Luttrell and her daughter, Jesica Renee, of Irving, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Sutton Memorial Chapel, Taylorville. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery at Rosamond. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The mother and daughter were pronounced dead at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 1998, in St. Vincent's Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, as the result of an automobile accident Sunday near there. Sharyn Luttrell, 33 on November 17, was the assistant manager of the Dollar General store in Auburn and had recently moved to Irving with her two daughters. Jesica Luttrell, 9 on September 20, had attended class at Beckemeyer School, Hillsboro, for the past three weeks. She was in the fourth grade. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of James and Sharyn Luttrell. Her father, of Taylorville, survives along with a sister, Kandra Lynette, 13, who was also injured in the accident. Her mother and father were married July 14, 1984, in Irving. Sharyn Luttrell, daughter of James and Sharon Sparling White, was born in Taylorville. Other survivors include Mrs. Luttrell's parents, James and SharonWhite, now of Irving; brother, James Richard White and sister,Suzette Shroyer, also of Irving; and Jesica's paternal grandmother, Mary B. Selzer of Taylorville.

Luttrull, Stella M.

Services for Stella Mae Luttrull, sister of Margaret Scheifer of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Columbia. Burial will be in Valhalla Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today in Quernheim Funeral Home, WAterloo. Mrs. Luttrull died Saturday, October 2, 1999, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. She was 59 years old on January 1. She was born in Jackson County, a daugher of Marshall Rees and Pearl Lane. She married Gary Luttrull in April 1974 in Columbia. He survives. Preceding her in death were two children in infancy, Terry Lynn and Donald Edward.

Lyerla, Bethel Estella

Bethel Estella Lyerla, whose husband, Clifford, is formerly of Hillsboro, died Sunday, February 28, 1999, in Chelsea, Mich. She was 78 years old on September 26. Clifford Lyerla, whom she married on January 25, 1950, in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a 1937 graduate of Hillsboro High School. Mrs. Lyerla worked at the United Methodist Home, now the Chelsea Retirement Community until retiring in 1983, and continued to volunteer there. She was born in Ray Township, Mich., a daughter of Horace and Estella Sutherland Newbury. Surviving besides her husband are sons, James Lyerla of Chelsea, Thomas Lyerla of Glendale, Ariz., Steven Lyerla of Vandercook Lake, Mich.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were held in Chelsea with burial in Oak Grove East Cemetery.

Lynch, Rex W.

Services for Rex W. Lynch, formerly of Irving, were held this morning in Cerro Gordo with graveside services this afternoon in the Irving Cemetery. Mr. Lynch died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999, in Brownsville Medical Center, Brownsville, Texas. He was 89 years old on May 17. He was born in Irving, a son of Alfred and Hattie Weller Lynch. He married Martha Bower on August 26, 1995, in Cerro Gordo; she survives. Surviving also is a brother, Glenn Lynch of Huntington, W.V. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Margarette and a brother.

Lynch, William M.

Services for William Melvin Lynch, brother of Jean Molen of Raymond, were held privately Sunday with burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lynch, of Williamsville, died at 7:06 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 1999, in St. John's Hospital. He was 73 years old on March 9. He was a farmer and owner - operator of William Lynch and Sons Trucking. A veteran, he served in the 101st Army Airborne. He was born in Litchfield, Ky., a son of Beckham and Angie Beatty Lynch. His wife Ruth, whom he married in 1945, survives. Surviving also are daughters, Gail Burge, Janelle Brenzier, both of Buffalo Hart; sons, Gerald Lynch of Latham, Richard Lynch of Cornland, James Lynch of Buffalo Hart; another sister, Marie Theobald of Buffalo Hart; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A brother, Donald, preceded him in death.

Lyons, Mary E.

Mary E. Lyons, of rural Irving, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 75 years old on May 6, and an Army veteran of World War II. She resided in Hillsboro and the Irving area most of her life. During her war service, she attained the rank of Sergeant. She was born in Olympia, Ky., a daughter of William and Mary McGlothin. She married Michael Thomas Lyons on February 14, 1946, in New Orleans, La. He died March 19, 1994. Surviving are sons, Michael Lyons of rural Irving, Mark Lyons and wife Shirley of Hillsboro; a daughter, Mary Lyons of Litchfield; sisters, Marsha Highley of Owensville, Ky., Patricia Moody of Camargo, Ky.; a brother, Walter McGlothin of Olympia, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Tammy Knodle of Raymond, Mary Bray of Hillsboro, Thomas Bray of Greenville, Michelle, Stefanie, Emily and Michael Lyons of Hillsboro, Blake Miller of Hillsboro; and two great grandchildren, Jordyn Bray of Greenville and Kaitlyn Knodle of Raymond. Preceding her in death were a son, Martin Eugene in 1990 and a daughter, Margaret Ann in infancy; sisters, Lee Bell, Clisty Hatton and Rita Crouch; and brothers, Woody, Gene and Bill McGlothin. No services and no visitation are planned. Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hillsboro Hospital or the Hillsboro Lions Club.


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