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Mabie, Oliver

Services for Oliver Mabie, former teacher in Raymond schools, were held at 10 a.m. today in Springfield. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mr. Mabie, of Springfield, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday, December 3, 1999, in St. John's Hospital. He was 69 years old on October 22, and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He devoted 30 years to teaching and besides in Raymond, also taught in schools at Chatham and Springfield. After retiring he worked at the Bunn Park Pro Shop. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from Greenville College and attended Illinois State University. He was born in Springfield, a son of Edris and Mabel Wilcoxson Mabie. He married Roberta Cockayne on July 24, 1954. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Robert Mabie of New Berlin, Charles Mabie of Carrollton, Texas; sisters, Maebelle Joyce of Virden, Joan Bohles of Springfield; brothers, Edris Mabie of Auburn, Gomer Mabie of Springfield; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Charles and James Mabie.

Madoux, Carl

Services for Carl C. Madoux, of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Christian Church there with the Rev. Gregory Ohrenberg officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery at Edwardsville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Worden. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Worden Christian Church Building Fund. Mr. Madoux died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, July 6, 1998, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville. He was 73 years old on June 7, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a pipefitter and welder for Shell Oil Company for 35 years before retiring in 1985. He was in the submarine service during the war, from December 1942 to February 1946. He resided in Worden for 52 years and was a member of the Worden Christian Church, American Legion Post 564 of Worden and life member of VFW Post 1241 of Staunton. He was also a Red Cross disaster team volunteer, He was born in Litchfield, a son of Lonnie W. and Cora Estelle Madoux. He married Alice Jean Zirges on May 25, 1946, in the Christian Church of Edwardsville. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Robert Madoux and wife Mary of Edwardsville, David Madoux and wife Kim of Lynndale, Texas; sisters, Florence Pour of Edwardsville, Frances Ploudre of Jacksonville, Ark.; and four granddaughters, Sara, Amanda, Angela and Laura Madoux. Preceding him in death was a brother, Clovis Madoux, who was killed in France on D-Day.

Makuh, Ludovica

Services for Ludovica "Vica" Makuh, of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Sunday from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center, Benld Public Library or the Benld - Gillespie Ambulance Service. Mrs. Makuh died at 11:04 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 83 years old on December 30. She worked as a cook until her retirement, cooking at Fazio's restaurant and as supervisor at the Benld Nutrition Center. She was born in Eagarville, a daughter of Pasquale and Maria Antonucci DiPaolo. Her husband, John Makuh, died November 26, 1994. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Konko and husband Jack of Hawthorn Woods; sisters, Goncetta Grandone of Eagarville, Gilda Calderwood of Benld; two granchildren, Daniel and Elisa Konko of Hawthorn Woods. Her twin brother, Pete DePaolo preceded her in death.

Malec, Sylvia G.

Sylvia G. Menin Malec, formerly of the Nokomis area, died Friday, August 7, 1998, in Chicago Heights. She was 74 years old on December 2. She was born in Coalton, a daughter of Frank and Bertha Menin, and graduated from Nokomis High School in the class of 1943. She married Edward Malec in April 1955 in Harvel. He died in 1980. Surviving are a son, Dr. Michael Malec of Chicago Heights; daughters, Cathy Malec, Renee Malec, also of Chicago Heights; sister, Olga Vittone of New Lenox; brothers, Reno Menin and Larry Menin of Nokomis. An infant brother preceded her in death. Services were held in Harvey with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery there.

Maletich, Dora

Services for Dora Maletich, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Steinhaus Funeral Home, Westfield, Wis. Burial will be in the Westfield East Cemetery. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Maletich died at 10:12 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 86 years old on May 20. She was born in Jackson, Ky., a daughter of Nimrod and Sylviana Russell Harvey. Her first marriage, to Andrew Miller in 1934, ended in divorce. On January 1, 1955, she married Simon Maletich. He died December 22, 1992. Surviving are sons, Herman Harvey of Ned, Ky., Johnny Miller of Kalamazoo, Mich., Earnie Miller of Chicago, Frank Miller of Detroit, Mich.; daughters, Kathleen Comer and husband Jesse of Cothersville, Ind., Roberta Schmechel and husband Robert of Litchfield, Juanita Wooten and husband Ruie of Raymond, Eula Mae Filip and husband Rudy of Westfield; 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were four brothers Willie, Jimmy, Charlie and Elliott Harvey, and six sisters, Mary Muncie, Martha Miller, Rachel, Parrett, Mercel and Kathy.

Malone, Frieda J.

Services for Frieda J. Malone, of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Maurice Alms officiating. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Mrs. Malone died at 6 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 85 years old on March 3. She worked for International Paper Company in Litchfield for 15 years, retiring in 1976. Before that she worked as a waitress. She had resided in Livingston for the past six years, having moved there from Wilsonville where she lived for 19 years. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livingston and the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens. She was born in Binney Station in Olive Township, a daughter of Henry Klotz and Josephine Schwarz Greemore. She was married three times, first to William Schutte then later to Chester Scire. On August 31, 1974, in Mt. Olive, she married Emmett Malone. He died June 18, 1989. Surviving are daughters, Dolores France and husband Elmer of Livingston, Cheryl Erwin and husband Charles of Mechanicsville, Md., Sandy Kinnikin and husband Bryan of Princeville; sisters, Dorothy Kovaly of Livingston, Jessie Foster of Mt. Olive; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Kenneth Schuettee, three grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. **** the two spellings of Schuettee and Schutte are cq.***

Maltby, Mary E.

Private graveside service for Mary Elizabeth Maltby, formerly of Butler, will be held Saturday in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Heinz Funeral Home of Carlinville is in charge. Mrs. Maltby, of Carlinville, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in St. Francis Hosptial. She was 90 years old on March 19. She was born in Butler, a daughter of George and Mary Ann Borders Gunning. Surviving are sons, Ralph Knudson of Dow, Gerald and James Knudson of Girard, Richard Knudson of Carlinville, Daniel Knudson of Branson, Mo.; daughters, Doris Knutzmann, Mary Ann Maltby of Carlinville; brothers, Earl and George Gunning of Carlinville; a step brother and several step sisters; 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren.

Manning, Delmar

Services for Delmar Manning, of Panama, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Panama United Methodist Church with the Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Perfetti Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Panama United Methodist Church. Mr. Manning died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 68 years old on December 30, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a life-long resident of Panama and retired as a pipefitter in 1993. He worked from Labor Local 157. He was a member of the Panama United Methodist Church, Donnellson Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Moose Club of Hillsboro, Panama VFW, 3-M Fireman Association. He was born in Pocahontas, a son of Lawrence and Charlotte Nuby Manning. He married Donna Kosek on September 25, 1954, in Panama. She survives. Surviving also are brothers, Dallas Manning of Panama and Larry Manning of Glen Carbon.

Manning, Elizabeth A.

Services for Elizabeth A. Manning, formerly of Panama, will be held at noon Wednesday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Panama Methodist Church. Mrs. Manning died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, in Integrated Health Care Service, St. Louis. She was 99 years old on September 29. She spent most of her life in Panama, moving to St. Louis about three years ago. She was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was born in Cardiff, a daughter of Ulysses and Margaret Savage Alderson. She married Frank "Tut" Manning on December 23, 1915, in Hillsboro. He died in 1967. Surviving are daughters, June Harper of St. Louis and Maxine Shultz of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Vera Ray and a sister, Mildred Parks Ludwig.

Mansholt, Helen M.

Services for Helen Mary Mansholt, of Gillespie, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Gillespie - Benld Ambulance Service. Mrs. Mansholt died at 12:45 this morning, Tuesday, November 16, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 79 years old on September 10. She a member of the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Women's committee and served on its board, Gillespie Nite Unit, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an active member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and a member of the church quilting group. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Harm and Bertha Hix Schoen. She married Edgar Mansholt on September 17, 1944, in Gillespie. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Gary Mansholt and wife Linda of Antelope, Calif., Don Mansholt and wife Janet of Staunton, Roger Mansholt and wife Robin of Benld, Ray Mansholt and wife Jo of Gillespie; daughters, Jackie Mansholt of Joliet, Janell Cherry of Dorchester; sister, Shirley Ogden of Grants Pass, Oregon; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Marburger, Harold E.

Harold E. Marburger, of rural Mt. Olive, died at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital. He was 75 years old. Funeral service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. A complete obituary is to follow. Services for Harold Edward Marburger, of rural Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Cemetery or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mr. Marburger died at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in the emergency room of St. Francis Hospital. He was 75 years old last July 28. He farmed all of his life and ran the family egg business for many years. Active in the Mt. Olive community, he served on the school board, was a founding member of the homecoming committee, a longtime and current member of the Mt. Olive City Cemetery board and a member of the Farm Bureau. He was also an observer for the National Weather Bureau for 35 years. He loved bowling and was secretary for the Farmers League. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, baptized and confirmed there, and attended the Zion Lutheran grade school. He graduated from Mt. Olive High School in the class of 1941. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Edward J. and Wilhelmina Lowenstein Marburger. He married Ada Prange on December 3, 1950, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Edward Marburger and wife Tina of Mt. Olive; daughters, Linda Marburger of Mt. Olive, Diann Harbour and husband Mike of Springfield, Mary Ann Hawker and husband John of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters, Erna Marburger, Esther Culp, both of Mt. Olive, Vera Keiser of Litchfield; and seven grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Harbour of Springfield, Brian and Kevin Hawker of Ft. Lauderdale, David, Renee and Eric Marburger of Mt. Olive. Others surviving include sisters in law, Emma and Hilda Marburger, both of Mt. Olive. Preceding him in death were sons, Allen and Ronald Marburger; brothers, Melvin and Alfred Marburger; and a sister, Selma Schuette. Following the services Saturday a lunch will be provided for family and friends in the Zion Fellowship Hall by the women of the church. Services for Harold Edward Marburger, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Terry Breum officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. During the service the church choir sang "My God and I" and "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less." "How Great Thou Art" was sung by the congregation. Organist was Elda Prange. Pallbearers were John Adden, Warren Hemann, Gary Keiser, Ervin Kruse, Gene Marburger, Larry Marburger, Robert Prange, Gary Sewing. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a lunch for family and friends was provided in the Zion fellowship hall by the women of the church. Mr. Marburger, 75, died Tuesday, June 8, in St. Francis Hospital.

Marburger, Lloyd J.

Services for Lloyd J. Marburger, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Wilton Mortuary, Peoria, with the Rev. David Peter officiating. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Mr. Marburger died at 9:34 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, in OSF Sating Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was 65 years old on April 18, and an Army veteran. He worked for Caterpillar in Peoria for 35 years, retiring in 1990 as an engineer from the defense products division. He was a member of the Caterpillar Golf Retirement League, the Caterpillar Best Ball Golf League and the Rosewood Bowling Lanes League, where he achieved a 300 game. He attended played basketball at Western Illinois University, Macomb. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Jesse and Elsie Oelrich Marburger. He married Dixie A. Garren on July 5, 1959, in Bradford. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Diane Lynd and husband John of Peoria, Lana Barrack and husband James of Dunlap; a sister, Loann Fleming and husband Harold of Litchfield; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother.

Marcolina, Elio F.

Services for Elio F. Marcolina, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. James Arico officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton VFW Post 1241. Mr. Marcolina died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 76 years old on June 10, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a construction laborer with Granite City Labor Local 397 before he retired, and also a watch and clock repairman. He entered military service on October 21, 1942, and fought in battles in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and the Battle of the Bulge. He was decorated with one service stripe, three overseas bars, American Campaign medal, European © African Middle Eastern ribbon, four Bronze stars, the Good Conduct medal and the World War II Victory medal. He was honorably discharged in December 1945. He was a life member of Staunton VFW Post 1241, member of Staunton Masonic Lodge 177 A.F.&A.M., 33rd Degree Shriner of the Southern Illinois Valley Scottish Rite, and a member of the Illinois State Troopers Association. He was born in Poffabro, Italy, a son of August and Vincenza Marcolina. He married Jean Billings Arico on October 27, 1956. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Jerry Marcolina of Houston, Texas; step son, Jim Arico and wife Karen of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Staci and Matt Adam, Wendi and Mike Lord and Adam Arico; and three great grandchildren.

Marley, Louis E.

Funeral Mass for Louis E. Marley, of Nokomis, will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Louis Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Pat Jakel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 5:45 p.m. Mr. Marley died at 1:40 a.m. this morning, Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 95 years old on January 4. He was a real estate broker and auctioneer. A member of St. Louis Catholic Church, he attended the St. Louis School through the eighth grade and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2189. He was also a member of the Nokomis Lions. He was born in Pana, a son of Edward F. and Elizabeth G. Ohlman Marley. He married Catherine Kelly on April 26, 1952, in Farmersville. She survives. Two brothers, Leo C. and John O. Marley, preceded him in death.

Marron, Evelyn

Evelyn Marron, formerly of Witt, died Monday, September 27, 1999, in her home in Taylorville. She was 83 years old on February 19. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Arthur and Susan Renshaw Haywood. She married Thomas Marron in 1946 in Taylorville; he died in 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Sally Bryan and husband John of Taylorville, three grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday in the Connolly - McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Marsh, Jonie Thomas

Services for Jonie Thomas Marsh, brother of Theresa VanMeter and James J. Marsh, both of Gillespie, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, with the Rev. Robert Marsh officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mr. Marsh died Sunday, November 22, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 41 years old on December 29. He had resided in the Springfield area since 1984 and was employed as a welder at AO Smith in Granite City. He was also an Air Force veteran. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, a son of Jonie Earl and Lela Francis Atchison Marsh. He married Brenda Carlile in 1993; she died in 1995. Last April, he married Cathy Lyn Cullers; she survives in Pawnee. Surviving also are another sister and brother, Connie Huber and Carlos Marsh, both of East Alton.

Marti, Myrna B.

Services for Myrna B. Marti, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Gayland Vinson, pastor of Washington Park Fellowship, St. Louis, officiating. Burial will be in Donnellson Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Marti died at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. She was 62 years old on March 5. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Dwight and Lucille Reeves, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1955. She married Eldon Marti on June 26, 1955, in Greenville. They lived for a while in Morton but for most of their married life, they resided in St. Louis. Surviving are her husband, Eldon; son, Rick Marti of St. Louis; daughters, Sherry Mare and husband Bill, Becky Bergmann and husband Jim, Kathy Leffler and husband Russ, all of St. Louis; brothers, Lamoine E. Reeves and wife Jean of Donnellson, Fred O. Reeves and wife Bonnie of Mason City, G. Roger Reeves and wife Kathy of Hillsboro; and nine grandchildren.

Martin, Alna J.

Memorial service for Alna June Martin, of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Ray Ditch officiating. Inurnment will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. They suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center, St. Francis Hospice or the Gillespie Caring Center. Mrs. Martin died at 10:27 a.m. Sunday, October 24, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 69 years old on October 18. She was born in Illinois, a daughter of Howard and Nina Lucille Manuel Ruyle, and graduated from Gillespie High School in the class of 1949. She married John B. Martin on April 11, 1978, in Carlinville. He died January 10, 1996. Surviving are daughters, Nina Bertolis of Gillespie, Debra Litviak of Benld, Deana Lovsey of Staunton; brothers, Kenny and William Ruyle, both of Gillespie; sister, Maxine Osborn of Gillespie; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sons, John "Buddy" Harrison, Ray Lee Harrison and two in infancy; and a brother, Frank Ruyle.

Martin, Areta

Areta Martin, formerly of Gillespie, died Tuesday, December 15, 1998, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She was 91 years old on October 18,. She taught music in the Gillespie School District for many years before she retired. She was a graduate of McKendree College in Lebanon. She was born in Jeff, a daughter of Virgil Nathan and Dora S. Leighton Gould. She married Emery H. Martin in 1928. He died in 1987. Surviving are a son, Gene Martin of Urbana, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday in Urbana. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery there.

Martin, Harrell

Funeral arrangements for Harrell Martin, of Panama, are incomplete at Perfetti Funeral Home there. Mr. Martin died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday in Hillsboro Health Care Center. Services for Harrel "Buckeye" Martin, of Panama, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Martin died at at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 1998, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 68 years old on November 1. He was born in Panama, a son of William Emery and Lillian Berniece McCoy Martin, and lived there all of his life. He never married. Surviving are a brother, James Martin of Sorento and a sister, Wilhelmina DeGani of Panama.

Martin, Rev. Dr. Max L.

Services for Rev. Dr. Max L. Martin, former pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Praise Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Mo., with the Rev. Billy Burris officiating. Committal service and burial will be held Friday in Rector, Ark. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 West Battlefield road, Springfield. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Dr. Max L. Martin Scholarship Fund at Evangel University, 1111 North Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65802. Rev. Martin died Monday, January 18, 1999, in Springfield, Mo., following a brief illness. He was 73 years old on November 20. He was pastor of the Methodist church here from 1960 to 1966, having been sent by the district to oversee construction of a new building. The church was completed in 1963 and he became instrumental in its renaming from First Methodist to St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Long-time members recall that three names were presented to the congregation. It became known that St. Timothy was his favorite of the choices and so the new church at 222 East Union avenue was renamed. Martin Hall, the fellowship hall of the church, was named in his honor. Rev. Martin completed a bachelor of arts degree at Southern Illinois University in 1946 and a master of theology degree at southern Methodist University in 1953. He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Wiley College in 1979. An ordained minister of the United Methodist Church and the Assembly of God, he pastored numerous churches throughout Southern Illinois from 1943 to 1985. From 1985 through 1993, he was a professor of Biblical Studies and Philosophy at Evangel University in Springfield. He remained Professor Emeritus there until his death. He served on the staff at Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Springfield from 1993 to 1996. From 1996 until his death, he was assistant chaplain at Marantha Village in Springfield. He was born in Ziegler, a son of the Revs. T.A. and Ruth Martin. He married Vonna Jean Collier, daughter of George and Ada Collier of Rector, Ark., in 1945. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Stephen Martin and wife Betty of Wadsworth, Ill.; a daughter, Lynn Martin of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Shane, Julie, Tiffany, Timothy, Brian and Amy; and three great grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor and Tyler. Preceding him in death were a son, Kevin Martin; a sister, Dee Dorian and a brother, Robert Martin. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family in care of 2649 South Catalina, Springfield, MO 65804.

Martin, Robert William

Services for Robert William Martin, formerly of Hillsboro, were held this morning in Bass Funeral Home there. The Rev. Randy Sands, pastor of Hillsboro Free Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1306, Taylor Springs. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Mr. Martin, of Springfield, died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, in his home. He was 73 years old on January 11, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was an electrician until he retired. He resided in Hillsboro until 1953 then moved to Alton. In 1967, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked for the state at the state fairgrounds. In 1993, he returned to Illinois and settled in Springfield. He was a 50 year member of Franklin Masonic Lodge in Bethalto and a 32nd degree Mason. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Robert J.E. and Ethel Hefley Martin, and graduated from Hillsboro High School. Surviving are sons, Dennis Martin of Springfield, James, Robert and Donald Martin, all of Phoenix, and Thomas Martin of Germany; a daughter, Ann Price of Springfield; and 10 grandchildren. A brother, Frank J. Martin, preceded him in death.
 

Martincic, John P.

John P. Martincic, Sr., of Irving, died at 6:18 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in his home. He was 84 years old on May 9, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner for 32 years before retiring in 1979, last working at Peabody Coal No. 10 at Pawnee. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a resident of Irving since 1952. He was born in Johnston City, a son of John and Emma Hilt Martincic. He married Livona Ellen Mosher on October 26, 1947, in Hillsboro. She died March 10, 1987. Surviving are sons, John P. Martincic Jr. and wife Janet of Hillsboro, Edward Martincic and wife Anita of Witt; daughters, Kathryn Borgic and husband Jim of Hillsboro, Elizabeth "Betsy" Hamby and husband Randy of Hillsboro, Mary Pinkley and husband Gary of Litchfield, Cindy Hebenstreit and husband Tom of Ramsey; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Robert Anthony Martincic in 1975 and three brothers, George Martincic who resided in Chicago, Lawrence and Frank Martincic who resided in Witt. 

Martinelli, Arthur J.

Services for Arthur J. Martinelli, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. Prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton or Adopt A Pet in Benld. Mr. Martinelli died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, August 16, 1998, in his home. He was 63 years old on April 26. He worked in the factory of the Spectrolite Company at Madison before he retired in 1992. He was also an Army veteran. He was a member of St. Michael's Church. He was born in Florence, Colo., a son of Jack and Mary Cristelli Martinelli. He married Mary Nepute on October 28, 1961, in Benld. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Mark Martinelli of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Violet Felchner and husband Robert of Staunton; brother, Herman Martinelli of Festus, Mo. Preceding him in death were a son, James and a daughter, Victoria.

Martintoni, Roy F.

Funeral Mass for Roy F. Martintoni, of Farmersville, was said Sunday in St. Mary's Catholic Church there. Rev. Father Alan McIntosh officiated. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Hillsboro. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Farmersville - Waggoner Ambulance Service or to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Farmersville. Mr. Martintoni died at 7:51 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 85 years old on May 11, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked at the Farmersville Locker for many years before his retirement in 1976. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Farmersville, and a past member of the Farmersville - Waggoner American Legion Post. He was a 1932 graduate of Hillsboro High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Silvis and Ida Paris Martintoni. He married Alberta Plummer Jaeger on July 7, 1972, in Farmersville. She survives. Surviving also are two step children, Kathy Wernsing and husband Larry of Raymond, Barbara Cox and husband Dennis of Taylorville, and four step grandchildren.

Martz, Daniel Leroy

Daniel Leroy Martz, brother of Helen Sparks of Nokomis, died October 30, 1998, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. He was 71 years old on April 13. He was a resident of New Carlisle, Ind., and a retired truck driver. He was born in Shelbyville, a son of Daniel C. and Mary Jane Stanley Martz, and resided with foster parents, Thomas and Lucy Woods. Surviving are sons, Thomas Martz of Valparaiso, Ind., Steven Martz of LaPorte, Ind.; daughters, Carol Greathouse, Marilyn Keller, Jackie Cauffman and Pam Scott, all of New Carlisle, Kathy Schwenk of Riverside; brother, Glen Martz of Florida; foster sister, Sadie Steele of Pana; 20 granchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Arthur, Oscar "Bud" and Franklin Martz; a sister, Clotele Martz; foster sister, Grace Woods; and grandson, Daniel L. Martz. Services were held in New Carlisle.

Marx, Norma J.

Services for Norma Jean Marx, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Cemetery or the Mt. Olive Library. Mrs. Marx died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 70 years old on April 29. She enjoyed genealogy and crafts. She attended both White City and Mt. Olive schools and graduated from Cleveland High School in St. Louis in the class of 1947. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of William Jennings and Marian Noretta Gruendahl Wimberly. She married Wendell Hamilton Marx on May 5, 1951, in St. Louis. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Stephen Marx and wife Sandra, David Marx and wife Pamela, all of St. Louis; daughter, Wendy Marx Cunitz and husband Ronald of O'Fallon; six grandchildren, Bradley, William, Gregory, Olivia, Andrew and Isabelle. Services for Norma Jean Marx, of Mt. Olive, were held at 10 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. During the services bagpiper Alex Gerlerding played "Amazing Grace." Pallbearers were Paul Vuckovich, Nick Vuckovich, Raymond Slapak, Roger Kratochvil, John Polovich and Louis Wimberly. A luncheon for family and friends followed the services in the home of Wendell Mary and served by friends of the family. Mrs. Marx, 70, died Sunday, July 18, in St. Francis Hospital.

Mason, Jean E.

Jean Edward Mason, formerly of Hillsboro, died Friday, April 2, in Lexington Health Care at Lombard. He was 80 years old, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was born in Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1937. He earned a bachelor degree from Millikin University, Decatur, in 1946 and a master's degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1951. He played football at all three schools and for the Navy. He was a teacher and football coach at Addison Trail High school from 1966 until his retirement in 1982. Surviving are his wife, Katherine, and son, Jon. Others surviving are a sister in law, Elizabeth Mason. His brother, James, preceded him in death. Services were held in Lombard with burial in Clarendon Hills Cemetery at Westmont.

Mason, Orpha Snyder

Memorial service for Orpha Snyder Mason, a centenarian residing in Nokomis, will be held Thursday, April 8, in the Casa Adobes Congregational Church, Tuscon, Ariz. Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mason, who was 105 years old last April 16, died at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999, in the home she shared with a niece. She had resided in Tuscon until 1997 when she moved to Nokomis to live with Marjorie Snyder Reynolds. She was a school teacher and librarian until she retired. She had a master's degree in Education from the University of Arizona. She was a member of the Casa Adobes Congregational Church. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Jacob and May Lingle Snyder. She married William Mason in 1939; he died February 24, 1976. Surviving besides Mrs. Reynolds are nieces, Hazel Furness of Witt, Barbara Faulkner of Decatur, Joyce Kirk of Carrollton, Texas. There are also many great, great great and great great great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a brother and sister, Olin and Orvilla Snyder.

Massey, Agnes

Agnes Massey, sister of Joseph Knetzer of Gillespie, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, in Amboy Care Center, Perth Amboy, N.J. She was 90 years old. She was a cook at Carlinville Hospital, before moving to New Jersey in 1968. She was born in Carlinville. Her husband was Otis Massy. Surviving are sisters, Florence Koster of Carlinville, Anna May Dunn of Winchester; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of local funeral arrangements. Service will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday with burial in New Calvary Cemetery.

Massey, L. Alvin

Services for L. Alvin Massey, father of Lewis A. Massey of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Elmer Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento. Friends may call in the funeral home tonight after 5 p.m. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the activity department of Country Estates Health Care Center. Mr. Massey, of Greenville and formerly of Sorento, died at 1:01 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, in Country Estates. He would have been 83 years old on June 8. He farmed west of Sorento and worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation until 1978, when he retired. He then moved to Greenville. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church and belonged to Sorento Masonic Lodge 851, AF&AM. He was born on a farm near Walshville, a son of Joseph Henry and Stella Belle Ingles Massey, and attended country schools. He married Iva M. Zeller on November 14, 1936, in Greenville. She survives. Surviving also are another son, Harold L. Massey of Steger; daughters, Cleda Moorow of Illiopolis, Stella Kirk of Bellbrook, Ohio; a brother, Harvey Massey of Greenville; sisters, Irene Volentine of Wood River, Almeda Smith of Rosewood Heights, Mayola Whalen of Wood River; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Earl, Vernon and Meade Massey and sisters, Norma Hewitt, Velma Sager, Leola Lavick and Donna Delores Massey in infancy.

Masters, Sharon K.

Services for Sharon K. Masters, sister of Buddy Masters of Harvel, were held at 11 this morning in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid. Burial was in Anderson Cemetery at Palmer. Mrs. Masters, of Kincaid, died Friday, September 3, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 51 years old on July 20. She was born in Gideon, Mo., a daughter of Daniel C. and IRene M. Marler Masters. Surviving besides the brother are sisters, Shirley Davis of Kincaid and Dorothy Sherman of Taylorville.

Matthews, Hazel L.

Services for Hazel L. Matthews, of Butler, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with Tony Roettgers, of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Litchfield. Burial will be in Sidener Cemetery, St. Elmo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Mrs. Matthews died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday, September 27, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 82 years old on September 11. She worked at Ball Brothers Glass Factory in Hillsboro for approximately 10 years. She resided in Taylor Springs until 1960, when she moved to Litchfield. In 1976, she moved to Butler. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Litchfield. She was born in Vandalia, a daughter of Arthur and Nancy Burris Hankins. She married Oral Matthews on July 15, 1933, in Hillsboro. He died June 3, 1984. Surviving are sons, Arthur and wife Flossie of Butler, Kenneth and wife Dorothy of Taylor Springs, Tracey and wife Carolyn of Taylor Springs, Roger and wife Sue of Bowling Green, Ky.; daughters, Delores Huckaby of Troy, Sherry Brossard of Hillsboro; 26 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Sonna Reener on September 18, 1995.

Matthews, Ruby Arlene

Services for Ruby Arlene Matthews, of Hillsboro, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Keeling officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Matthews died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Sunshine Manor of Carlinville. She was 70 years old on April 28. She resided in Hillsboro most of her life and was employed as a lineworker at Hillsboro Glass Manufacturing Company. She was born in White City, a daughter of William L. and Anna Thelma Bohlen Osborn. Surviving are a son, Dan Matthews and wife Jean of Litchfield; daughter, Rose Van Huss and husband Roger of Gillespie; brother, Norwood Osborn of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, Betty Lynch, Marie Lehman, both of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Chris Wasylenko of Sawyerville, Billy Van Huss of Mt. Olive, Stella Lentz of Litchfield, Shane Matthews of Litchfield; and four great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Edward Jr. Wasylenko, Dylan Lentz and Peyton Matthews. Preceding her in death were brothers, Wilburn Osborn, William Osborn Jr. and two brothers in infancy; and a sister, Dorothy Osborn.

Mattox, Kenneth

Kenneth Mattox, formerly of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, in a traffic accident in Arizona. He was 52 years old on August 24. Mr. Mattox and his wife, Lorraine, owned and operated Angelo's Italian restaurant in Hillsboro until it closed. He was an active member of the Hillsboro volunteer fire department. The couple resided in Hillsboro from 1976 to 1988. They later moved to Mesa, Ariz., and he went to work for the Arizona Department of Transportation. He had stopped to help a fellow DOT worker change a tire when he was struck and killed by vehicle that had gone of control. Surviving besides his wife are sons, Bryan Mattox of Hillsboro, Curtis Mattox of Phoenix, Ariz., Jason Mattox of Tempe, Ariz.; sisters, Janet Sanford and Joyce Birdsell of Champaign; and five grandchildren. Services were held Monday in Mesa with burial in Mountainview Memorial Garden.

Maulding, Rosa G.

Rosa G. Maulding, sister of Alleta Smith of Gillespie, died Thrusday, October 15, 1998, in Wood River Township Hospital. She was 80 yers old on March 8. She was born in White Hall, a daughter of Manford and Katie Renshaw Allen, and married Arch D. Maulding in 1942 in St. Louis. He died in 1995. Surviving besides Mrs. Smith are another sister, Ruth Dyer of East Alton and a brother, Burrell Allen of Wrights. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gent Funeral Home, Alton. Burial will be in White Hall Cemetery.

Maurer, Esther R.

Services for Esther R. Maurer, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Maurer, of Springfield, died at 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 26, 1999, in St. John's Hospice. She was 87 years old on February 24. She worked for the Illinois Bell and AT&T telephone systems before retiring in 1974 after 37 years of service. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of George W. and Jane Ann Dayton Jackson. She married Harold R. Maurer in 1939 in Marshal; he died March 5, 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Marsh and husband Raymond of Edinburg, and three granddaughters. 

Maurizio, Evelyn

Services for Evelyn Maurizio, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home. Mrs. Maurizio, of Taylorville, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 1998, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Taylorville. She was 80 years old on July 19.She was a houseparent at Chaddock Boys School in Quincy before she retired. She a member of the Gillespie United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, and had been a Cub Scout den mother. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Alva and Ellen Lockyer Lancaster. She married Joseph T. Maurizio on December 24, 1936, in Gillespie. he died April 21, 1987. Surviving are sons, Terry Maurizio and wife Sharon of Decatur, Barry Maurizio and wife Lynn of Schaumburg; sisters, Vera Tkach of Mt. Zion, Joyce Tallman of New Douglas; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Maxeiner, Leland

Services for Leland Maxeiner, of Dorchester, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. David Heyen officiating. Burial will be in Bunker HIll Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Red Cross, Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children or the Salvation Army. Mr. Maxeiner died at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 89 years old on March 31. He operated a lubricating business in Dorchester for 51 years and also worked in the shipping and receiving department at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, retiring after 16 years of service. He was a charter member of the Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Dorchester Village Board for 21 years and was a special deputy with the Macoupin County Sheriff Department for 20 years. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Philip W. and Arabella Maier Maxeiner. He married Josephine Gaskill of Collinsville on November 18, 1934. She died April 3, 1987. Surviving are a nephew, LaVearl Maxeiner, Jr., of Princeton and nieces, Gail Lynn Maxeiner of Springfield and Carole Stephens of Riverton. Preceding him in death were a half brother, LaVearl Maxeiner and a half sister, Edna Percy. 

Maxvill, Virginia L.

Virginia Lee Maxvill, of Mt. Olive, died at 9:35 a.m. Sunday, October 3, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 78 years old on May 15. She owned and operated the Countryside Inn in Mt. Olive and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Staunton. She attended schools in Granite City, graduating from Granite City High School in the class of 1939. She then attended business college in Chicago. She enjoyed reading, cooking and gardening. She was born in Granite City, a daughter of David Judd and Anna Day Scott Lakin. She married Sherman Eugene Maxvill on February 24, 1945, in Missouri. He died on September 5, 1984. Surviving are a son, Sherman L. Maxvill and wife Patricia of Mt. Olive; daughters, Rebecca Dork of Mt. Olive, Mary Elizabeth Drake and husband David of Lincoln; brothers, Gerald Lakin of Granite City, Barry Lakin of Carlinville, Tracey Lakin of Granite City; sisters, Mary Hamby and Yvonne Mathis of Mt. Olive, Bess Fenton of Litchfield, Charlotte Flowers of Granite City; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were five brothers, John, Bud, Bobby, Sonny and Richard Maxvill and a sister, Betty Dorway. No services are planned. Her remains were cremated and burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Library.

Mayhew, Ellen

Funeral Mass for Ellen Mayhew, of Mt. Olive, will be said at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Church of the Anscension by the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or to Calvary Cemetery. Miss Mayhew died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, September 6, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Carlinville. She was 86 years old on September 18. She was a nurse's aide at St. Francis Hospital for many years, member of the Church of the Ascension and the church quilters group. She was born in Frontenac, Kansas, a daughter of William and Sarah B. Delaney Mayhew. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Parsons, Sr. Marcia Mayhew O.S.F. (Sarah), Patricia Mayhew and Sr. Maris Mayhew O.S.F. (Margaret); brothers, James, William, Joseph and Thomas Mayhew. Funeral Mass for Ellen Mayhew, of Mt. Olive, was held at 9 a.m. today in the Church of the Ascension there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Brandon Grejtak, Daniel Dragovich and Anthony Obernuefemann were the servers. The Ascension choir sang under the direction of Carolyn Masinelli. Amy Dragovich was the organist. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Sisters of the Order of St. Francis sang. Pallbearers were Ron Yurkovich, Don Klaus, Bill Vogt, Mike Ziglar, Frank Schwab and Gerald Gorsich. Miss Mayhew, 86, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday in Heritage Manor of Carlinville.

Mayhew, Thomas W.

Services for Thomas William Mayhew, formerly of Mt. Olive, were held Monday morning in Villa West Chapel at Chapel. The Rev. Ralph Zetzl, O.F.M., officiated. Eulogies were given by Steven Koel, a grandson, Ed Selby, a fellow D-Day veteran, Sister Ann Pitsenberger and Father Bill Barnicel. Organist was Sister Barbara Mary Lanham. Graveside service was held Monday afternoon in Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Olive. The flag was folded by Michael Kasarda and Dan Mancini and presented to the granddaughter, Laurie Koel, by Dan Mancini. Taps was played by Ulinda Mancini. Becker and Son Funeral Home there was in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Mayhew, of Sherman, died Saturday, May 29, 1999, in St. John's North, Springfield. He was 87 years old on July 2. He was an Army veteran of World War II and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a medic, in graves registration and the recipient of a Bronze Star. He retired in 1975 from Phil's Transfer and Storage in Los Angeles. He also worked at McDonnell Douglas in Los Angeles and Corn Products Refining in Argo, Ill. He was a member of St. Kevin's Catholic Church in Los Angeles and the Holy Name Society. He was born in Frontenac, Kansas, a son of William and Sarah B. Delaney Mayhew. He married Bess Irene Klitch on April 30, 1949, in Chicago; she died October 30, 1979. Surviving are a sister, Ellen Mayhew of Mt. Olive; step daughter, Lois Koel of Sacramento, Calif.; and two step grandchildren, Laurie Koel of Chicago and Steven Koel of Grand Rapids, Mich. Preceding him in death were sisters, Mary Parsons, Sister Sarah (Marcia) Mayhew, O.S.F., Patricia Mayhew, and Sister Margaret (Maris) Mayhew, O.S.F.; brothers, James, William and Joseph Mayhew.

Mazenko, Susan C.

Funeral Mass for Susan Cecelia Mazenko, formerly of Litchfield, will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or to the Holy Family Church. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mazenko died at 5:03 this morning, Friday, October 1, 1999, in Blue Fountain Manor, Godfrey. She was 95 years old on February 25. She and her husband, Frank, owned and operated the Mazenko Dri-Gas Appliance Service, which was located at 107 North State street for many years. She moved to the Alton area 18 years ago. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was active in the St. Anne's Society of the church and the American Legion Auxiliary in Litchfield. She was born in Robins, Ohio, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Guman Thomas. Her husband, Frank Joseph Mazenko, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Francis "Fran" Mazenko and wife Mary Ann of Godfrey, Edward Mazenko and wife Viola of Santa Cruz, Calif., Michael Mazenko and wife Ann of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; daughters, Florence Hopper and husband Harry of Doraville, Ga., and Judy Pence of Champaign. Others surviving include 12 grandchildren and their spouses: Kathy and Craig Adams and Mark Mazenko, all of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Max and Carolyn Mazenko of Palo Alto, Calif.; Tom and Karen Mazenko of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Janey and Rick Walters of Carey, Ill.; Thomas Hopper of Doraville, Ga.; Megan and Tom Walters of Chatham; Beth and Dave Cullum of Janesville, Wis.; Michael and Julie Mazenko of Edwardsville; Sarah and Doug Holcomb of Stillwater, Minn.; Kate Graves of Ashville, N.C.; Jason Graves of Raleigh, N.C.; and 16 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Leonard T. Mazenko and two grandchildren, Mary Lynne Mazenko and Harry Edward Hopper Jr. Funeral Mass for Susan Cecelia Mazenko, formerly of Litchfield, was said at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. Don Holmer served as the reader. Mary Thunhorst and Kitty Daly served as ministers of the Eucharist. Florence Hopper and Fran Mazenko were gift bearers. Kathy Skinner was the organist and Polly Wand was the cantor. Musical selections were "I Am the Bread of Life," "On Eagles Wings" and "You Are Mine." Pallbearers were Michael Mazenko of Edwardsville, Tom Mazenko of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tom Walters of Chatham, Brad Mazenko, Dan Heise, Don Holmer, Dale Hughes and Glen Watts, all of Litchfield. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Following the committal service a lunch was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Mrs. Mazenko, 95, died Friday, October 1, in Blue Fountain Manor, Godfrey.

Mazzini, Ina Rhea

Services for Ina Rhea Mazzini, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Ware's Grove Lutheran Church, Butler, with the Rev. Donald Rehner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Mazzini, of Athens, Ga., died Tuesday, November 17, 1998, in the Athens Regional Medical Center there. She was 76 years old on November 17. She worked in Peoria at Block & Kuhl as a buyer for three years and at Schradski for five years, and in Springfield from 1946 to 1973 at Myers Brothrs. She graduated from Williamsville High School in 1929. She was born in Breckinridge, Ky., a daughter of Samuel Thomas and Nettie Dennison Frank. Her husband, Alfred F. Mazzini, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Rehner of Athens; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A brother, Wavy Frank, preceded her in death.

McAllister, Ellen

Services for Ellen McAllister, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Schaefer - Cody Funeral Home, Meredosia. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery there. Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mrs. McAllister, formerly of Meredosia, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 96 years old on July 30. She attended the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. She worked for several years at the Meredosia Cafe and later at the Dash Dairy Delite. She was born in Neelyville, a daughter of Jurgen and Marie Anna Herbach Vortman. She married Ray McAllister on January 17, 1924, in Bluffs. He died in 1977. Surviving are a son, Byron McAllister of Joliet; a sister, Bertha Pahlman of Bluffs; six grandchildren, three step grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Other survivors include a son in law, James Donham of Hillsboro. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Mardell Donham; sisters, Johanna Mullens, Wilhelmina Baird and a brother, Fred Vortman. 

McAnarney, E. Paul

Services for E. Paul McAnarney, formerly of Farmersville, were held this morning at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springfield. The Rev. Father Donald Meehling officiated. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mr. McAnarney, of Springfield, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, in his home. He was 77 years old on October 21, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for Franklin Life Insurance Company for 35 years, where he was vice president and comptroller. He was also a member of the Springfield Election Commission. He was a founder of Knights of Columbus Council 4157 and served as Grand Knight and in various other state positions. He was born in Farmersville, a son of Edgar and Grace Arnold McAnarney. He married Olga Yzaguirre on July 2, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas. She survives. Surviving also sons, Kevin McAnarney of New York, Terry McAnarney of Carol Stream, Tim and Barry McAnarney of Springfield; and eight grandchildren.

McAnulty, Forrest Glen

Forrest Glen McAnulty, father of Forrest Glen McAnulty Jr. of Staunton, died at 11:38 a.m. Sunday, July 19, 1998, in his home in Divernon. He was 54 years old on November 11. He was employed by Bunn O Matic in repairing commercial coffee makers. He had worked for the company for eight years. He was born in Steele, Mo., a son of W.R. and Mary Atha McGarity McAnulty. He married Vaughn Marie Hughes on May 5, 1962. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Vaughn Marie Kasper of Riverton; brothers, Bob McAnulty of St. Peters, Mo., Jim McAnulty of Mountain Home, Ark., Gene McAnulty of Foley, Mo., Benny McAnulty of Florissant, Mo.; a sister, Mary Beth Rettig of Sikeston, Mo.; and three grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Pawnee Christian Church. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

McBrain, Patsy Lou (Pat)

Services for Patsy Lou "Pat" McBrain, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Women of the Moose will conduct rites at 10 a.m. preceding the service. Family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Home Health and Hospice Service.Mrs. McBrain died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in her home. She was 63 years old on November 19. She was a member of Litchfield Chapter 581 of the Women of the Moose. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Fred N. and Rosalie Corbin Kessinger. She married William K. McBrain on December 31, 1960. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Timothy Reynolds and wife Dawn of Litchfield, Kent McBrain and wife Jennifer of Hillsboro, James McBrain of Litchfield; daughters, Cindy Owens of Litchfield, Sherry Mueller and husband Jeffrey of Carlinville, Joan Jackson and husband Michael of Litchfield; a sister, Mary Dockery of Dayton, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Dennis Reynolds; brothers, James and Nile Kessinger; and a granddaughter, Brandi Barto. Services for Patsy Lou "Pat" McBrain, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Opening song of the service was "Clair de lune." After members of Litchfield Chapter 581 of the Women of the Moose conducted rites, "Ave Maria" was played. Closing selection was "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were her grandsons, Eric and Mike Nepute, both of Carlinville, Kyle McBrain of Witt, Curtis Owens, Nathan and Shannon Barto, Bryan Reynolds and Adam Jackson, all of Litchfield. Following the committal service a meal was provided for the family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Mrs. McBrain, 63, died Saturday, July 18, in her home.

McCaherty, Lucille T.

Graveside service for Lucille Theresa McCaherty, of Springfield and formerly of Atwater, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, in Bethel Ridge Cemetery near Atwater. The Rev. Dean Probst will officiate. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to Memorial Medical Center Pulmonary Rehab. Mrs. McCaherty died at 6:55 p.m. Friday, May 14, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 81 years old on November 9. She trained managers for many years in the Chicago area through Visually Handicapped Managers of Illinois. She enjoyed traveling, music and reading. She was born in Jersey County, a daughter of Andrew J. and Anna McGrew Dabbs. She married James M. McCaherty on January 25, 1934, in Jacksonville; he died March 29, 1974. Surviving are daughters, Anna Jarman and husband Dale of Jerseyville, Shirley Link of Dorchester, Carol Feazell and husband Barry of Jacksonville, Fla., Linda McCaherty of Springfield; 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Mary Lou McCaherty in 1974, two brothers and three sisters.

McCall, William H.

William H. McCall, father of John L. McCall of Nokomis, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday, August 13, 1999, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was 95 years old on November 26. Mr. McCall, of Argenta, was a carpenter and farmer before he retired and a member of the Argenta Masonic Lodge. He was affiliated with the Argenta United Methodist Church. He was born in Mattoon, a son of Thomas B. and Mary Elizabeth Handley McCalfl. He married Lois Donaldson on February 12, 1924, in Monticello; she died January 11, 1953. He married Maxine Greenfield Donaldson on June 30, 1956, in Altamont; she died July 25, 1994. Surviving besides the son are a daughter, Beverly McCall Geese of Atwood; step daughter, Betty Broeq of Victoria, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchidlren. Two brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. Services were held today in Argenta with burial in the Friends Creek Cemetery there.

McCallon, Martha M.

Funeral Mass for Martha Marie McCallon, mother of Jim McCallon of Litchfield, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 10235 Ashbrook drive, St. Louis, by the Rev. Father Mark Dolan. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, St. Louis. Friends may call until 9 p.m. today in Stygar and Sons Chapel, 9825 Halls Ferry road, St. Louis. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hospice of Integrated Health, 10910 Kennerly road, St. Louis, MO 63128, or to St. Jerome's Church. Mrs. McCallon died at 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, in her home in St. Louis. She was 89 years old on August 11. She was secretary to the president of Hamilton Shoe Company in St. Louis for many years. She was a member of St. Jerome's parish, the women's guild of the church, the Quilters and the "Holy Dusters." She enjoyed sewing, gardening and was a great cook. She was born in Berger, Mo., a daughter of Charles and Amelia Jordan Roetheli. She married James I. McCallon on October 27, 1934, in the rectory of St. Anthony Church, St. Louis. He died August 15, 1983. Surviving besides Jim McCallon and wife Bette of Litchfield are daughters, Maureen Prendergast and husband Jim of O'Fallon, Mo., Mary Jean Birk and husband Dennis of Hermann, Mo., Jackie Stowell and husband Ken of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Carl Roetheli of Hermann; sisters, Loretta Mundwiller of St. Peters, Mo., Vi Lomando of St. Louis, Mildred Radkte of Hermann; 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Leander Roetheli and a sister, Laura Mundwiller.

McCann, Myrtle A.

Myrtle A. McCann, formerly of Mt. Olive, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, in rural Petersburg. She was 91 years old on June 9. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of James and Eliza Eddings Morgan. Her husband, Paul W. McCann, died in 1971. Surviving is a sister, Alma Lucille Lawson of Athens. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Southside Christian Church, Springfield, with the Rev. John Miller officiating. Boardman - Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

McClard, Barbara E.

Barbara E. McClard, mother of William Richard McClard of Butler and Virginia May Browning of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in Sulllivan. She was 65 years old. Other survivors include sons, Randy E. McClard of Cathedral City, Calif., and David Lynn Wooley of Irvine, Calif.; daughters, Kathy Elder of Texas, Sue Boyd of Chino, Calif.; her mother, Lillie Fifer of Sullivan; three sisters, 16 grandchidlren and two great grandchildren. Graveside service was conducted Friday in Keller Cemetery, Lovington.

McClurg, Sarah M.

Services for Sarah Margaret McClurg, of Lithcfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Disease Research or the Sigma Kappa Sorority. Mrs. McClurg died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 89 years old last July 17. She was a 1927 graduate of Litchfield High School and continued her education at the University of Illinois where she was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She was also a member of the H.K. Chapter of P.E.O., the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield and the Litchfield Country Club for several years. She loved to play the card game Bridge. She was born in Granite City, a daughter of Dr. Christian H. and Philipine Hoffman Zoller. She married Marion M. "Pat" McClurg on September 29, 1933, in Litchfield. He died in 1984. Surviving are sons, Chris McClurg and wife Jo Anne of Weathersfield, Conn., Patrick M. McClurg and wife Movina of Saudi Arabia; two grandchildren, Sara Jo Grolnic - McClurg and husband Steven Grolnic of Northampton, Mass., Jarrett C. McClurg and wife Kimberly of Westerfield; and a great granddaughter, Maggie Elizabeth McClurg. Preceding her in death was a sister, Christine Wilson. Services for Sarah Margaret McClurg, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Jay Johnson of the Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections for the service were "Amazing Grace" and "We Gather Together." Also conducted during the service was a ceremony held by members of the H.K. chapter of P.E.O. Pallbearers were Steve Eades, Joe Goeke, Robert Milligan, J.D. Moss and Maynard Painter. Mrs. McClurg, 89, died Tuesday, July 6, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield.

McCluskey, William G.

Services for William Glen "Mac" McCluskey, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Roger Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemtery in rural Coffeen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen. The family suggests memorials be directed to Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church. Mr. McCluskey died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 1998, in his home in Coffeen. He was 73 years old on December 20. He was a minister of the Assembly of God Church before he retired and worked for 10 years at the Vandalia Correctional Center. He was born in Belknap, a son of John and Minnie Lovens McCluskey. He married Dorothy Amelia Schmidt on July 28, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Jerry McCluskey of Coffeen, Larry McCluskey of Virden; daughters, Glinda Burry and husband Bill of Effingham, Linda Eller and husband Bud of Greenville, Judy Eyman and husband Don of Mulberry Grove; brothers, Alvin McCluskey of Bradley, Johnnie McCluskey of Huntsville, Ala., Walton McCluskey of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Milburn Burns and husband John of Stanford, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a sister, Helen Byrum and two grandchildren.

McCormick, Lawrence

Lawrence McCormick, father of Sharon DeBrun of Morrisonville, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in St. John's North, Springfield. He was 65 years old on June 27, and an Army veteran of Korean War. Mr. McCormick, of Carlinville, retired as head of the warehouse at the Coca Cola Bottling Company after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Macoupin County Historical Society. He was born in Carlinville, a son of Earl and Avis Christensen Hartman McCormick. He married Barbara J. Briegel on June 10, 1955, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also, besides the daughter, Mrs. Stephen DeBrun, are a son, Kenneth McCormick of Virden, a granddaughter and a step grandson. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Davis©Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Valor in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery.

McCormick, Leona O.

Services for Leona Orton McCormick, formerly of Hillsboro, were held this afternoon in Mackey Daws Funeral Home, Roodhouse. Burial was in Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson. Mrs. McCormick died Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Reisch Memorial Nursing Home at Carrollton. She was 87 years old on July 25. She taught in several county schools and was a postal worker for 33 years. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Ellis P. and Nora Goldie Garrett Woolridge. She married Oran Orton in 1929 in Glasgow; he died in 1977. She married James McCormick in 1982, in Bowling Green, Mo. He survives. ]Surviving also are a brothers, Lloyd Woolridge of Quincy, Edward Woolridge of New Iberia, La.; sisters, Lillie Reno and Mary Camerer, both of White Hall, Opal Malone of Rose Wood Heights; and a granddaughter. A son, Edward Orton, preceded her in death.

McCoy, Alvina J.

Funeral Mass for Alvina J. McCoy, of Panama, will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Carl Schmidt. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today in Perfetti Funeral Home, Panama. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Mrs. McCoy died at 6:50 p.m. Monday, December 6, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 76 years old on January 15. She resided in Panama all of her life and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Altar Society of the church and the Panama VFW Auxiliary. She was born in Panama, a daughter of Angelo and Jennie Savant DeRight. She married Harold McCoy on October 9, 1948, in Hillsboro. He died April 5, 1994. Surviving are sons, Michael and Randy McCoy of Hillsboro; a brother, Angelo DeRight Jr. of Port Republic, Md.; sisters, Clara Lesicko of New Douglas, Arlene Hoxsey of Glen Carbon, Angie DeRight of Pekin; and three grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Donna Jones and a brother, Daryel DeRight.

McDaniel, John E.

Services for John E. McDaniel, of Witt, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Stiehl©Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Gloria Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Mr. McDaniel died at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 1998, in his home. He was 61 years old last November 22. He was employed as a tree trimmer. He had resided in Witt since 1977, having moved from Iowa, and was a member of Irving A.F.&A.M. 455. He was born in Springfield, Mo., a son of Otto and Margaret Eldridge McDaniel. He married Dorothy Barker on January 6, 1965. She survives. Surviving also are six children, Kenneth McDaniel of Knoxville, Iowa, Kathy of Knoxville, Iowa, Debbie of Florrisant, Mo., David McDaniel of Kansas City, Mo., Douglas McDaniel of St. Charles, Mo., and Barbara Shell of Litchfield; a sister, Laverne Chiodini of Chicago; and 10 grandchildren.

McDole, Dr. John

Funeral Mass for Dr. John McDole, an optometrist in Staunton and East Alton for 50 years, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Staunton, by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites conducted by Staunton VFW Post 1241. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home. Prayer service will be conducted at 5 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's School. Dr. McDole, of Staunton, died at 4:45 this morning, Monday, October 12, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 77 years old on July 24, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was born in Panama, a son of John T. and Goldie Ryan McDole. He married Betty Foley on December 22, 1942, in Big Springs, Texas. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael T. McDole of Clayton, Calif., Jack McDole of Edwardsville, Dan McDole of Staunton; a sister, Doris Savage of Hillsboro; and six grandchildren. Other survivors include a son in law, John Powell of Alamo, Calif. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Carole Powell and a brother, Eugene McDole.

McDonough, Berniece S.

Services for Berniece S. McDonough, of Fillmore, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Allen and Sutton Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery west of VanBurensburg. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mrs. McDonough died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 1999, in the Montgomery Health Care Center. She was 82 years old on October 12. She was born in Shafter Township, a daughter of George and Maude Roe Stewart. She married John McDonough on January 9, 1955, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Bill Durr of Bandalia, Kenneth McDonough and wife Toni of Hillsboro; sistres, Verna McDonough of Fillmore, Georgia Gregory of Mt. Vernon, Lenora Vallbracht of Coffeen; and three grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Lola Evans.

McDowell, Harold E.

Service for Harold E. "Bo" McDowell, of Witt, was held at 11:15 this morning in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis. Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to Adopt-A-Pet in Benld. Mr. McDowell died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 90 years old on January 3, and a Navy veteran. He was a letter carrier for the St. Louis Post Office until he retired in 1964, and a member of the National Letter Carriers Association. He later owned and operated Mac's Coin Shop in Jennings, Mo. He was born in Irving, a son of Charles and Bessie Randale McDowell, and graduated from Irving High School. He married Madge Pope in 1926; she died in 1983. Surviving is a sister, Evelyn Holms of Witt. Preceding her in death were brothers, Herbert and Charles McDowell and a sister, Dorothy Weis. 

McDowell, Pierce W.

Services for Pierce W. McDowell, formerly of Nokomis, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church there with the Rev. Jeff Bapst officiating. Burial will be in the Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. McDowell died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999, in his home in Decatur. He was 95 years old on August 22. He was truck driver for the Kroger Company before his retirement, a 66 year member of Irving Lodge 466 A.F.&A.M. and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was born in Irving, a son of Edward H. and Carrie Adeline Whitnam McDowell. He married Cardina Schneider on January 26, 1929, in Edwardsville. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Pierce E. McDowell and wife MaryLou of El Paso, Texas, Jerry McDowell and wife Nancy of Decatur; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

McEwen, Dorothy June

Dorothy June McEwen, mother of Robert Ewen of Litchfield, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Balanced Care Lebanon Center North, Lebanon, Mo. Mrs. McKwen, formerly of Florissant, Mo., was 85 years old last June 18. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of William and Florence Kitchin. Her husband, William J. "Bill" McEwen, preceded her in death. Surviving, besides her son Robert and wife Sharon of Litchfield, are another son, Dennis McEwen and wife Billie of Lebanon; brother, Jack Kitchin of St. Charles, Mo.; three grandchidlren, Brad McEwen of St. Louis, Megan McEwen of Denver, Colo., Kelly Wilmes of Silex, Mo.; and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death wre a daughter, Shirley McEwen and a brother, William Kitchin. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Alexander Funeral Home Old Chapel with burial in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery at St. Ann, Mo. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from one hour before the service. Meinschein Funeral Home, Litchfield, is in charge.

McFarland, Eldon DeWitt

Eldon DeWitt McFarland, step father of Larry Thompson of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, in his home in rural Greenville. He was 66 years old on January 8, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and as a carpenter, and was a member of Greenville VFW Post 1377. He was born in Mulberry Township of Bond County, a son of Esta and Dessie Walker McFarland. He married Mildred Haller Thompson on December 2, 1957, in Corinth, Miss. She died March 22, 1979. Surviving also are sons, Kevin McFarland of Washington, D.C., Kerry McFarland of Edwardsville, Keith McFarland of Greenville; daughter, Kathy Sharp of Greenville; step daughter, Beverly Brenneman of Springfield; brothers, Dale McFarland of Greenville, Michael McFarland of Irvin, Texas; nine grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Shawn in infancy and a brother, Elmer McFarland. Services were held Saturday in the Liberty Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

McFarlin, Julia L.

Services for Julia L. McFarlin, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ware's Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Jaffry officiating. Burial will be in Ware's Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Ware's Grove church of which she was a member or because "she loved kids and sports" to the "Back the Track" project of the Hillsboro Sports Boosters or the Hillsboro Sports Complex project of the Hillsboro Sports Association. Mrs. McFarlin, 74 on October 27, died Sunday, August 23, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Her death is attributed to brain trauma resulting from a fall while attending the Illinois State Fair on Tuesday, August 18. She taught first grade in the Hillsboro School district for 25 years, teaching at the Butler, Burbank and Beckemeyer schools. She retired in 1989 and in August that year, she was honored by the state board of education with an Award of Recognition for her teaching abilities. She graduated from Blackburn College in 1943 and earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She was also a 4H leader for 36 years and a 50 year member of the Montgomery County Homemakers Association. As a member of Ware's Grove church, she served as an officer of the church council and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She was a member also of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teacher's organization, and a member and officer in the Hillsboro Business and Professional Women's Club, and a member of the Montgomery County Retired Teachers organization. In February 1990, she received the Hillsboro Sertoma Club's Service to Mankind award. She was born in Donnellson, a daughter of Charles and Edna Schluckebier. She married Howard Hodges on November 20, 1943. He died in 1974. She then married Charles "Ted" McFarlin on December 18, 1993. He survives. Surviving also are her children, Sheryl of Clinton, Daryl and wife Kim and Karyl and husband Kent, all of Hillsboro, Feryl and husband Chris of Owaneco; brother, William Schluckebier of Donnellson; step son, Charles McFarlin of Hillsboro; and nine grandchildren, Tish Gerlick and huband Rich, Tyler Lecocq, Zach and Jeremy Frailey, Dana and Cody Hodges, and Charles III "Bo," David and Michael McFarlin.

McFarlin, Nelda Mae

Services for Nelda Mae McFarlin, of Hillsboro, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. The Rev. Ronald Rhodus and the Rev. Gloria Davis officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hillsboro Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. McFarlin died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 70 years old on October 29. She was born in Taylor Springs, a daughter of Frank and Hazel Merel McIlvenna Prickett. She married Lloyd McFarlin on October 13, 1943. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Dr. Roger McFarlin and wife Doris, Alan McFarlin and wife Marilyn, Randy McFarlin and wife Darla and Danny McFarlin, all of Hillsboro; a sister, Millie Laurent of Taylor Springs and four grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, L.J. Prickett in 1990 and a sister, Pat Head in 1981.

McGee, Charles E.

Charles E. McGee, former Macoupin County Superintendent of Schools, died Thursday, September 10, 1988, in Hopedale Nursing Home. He was 93 years old on December 6. Mr. McGee worked in public schools for 45 years. His career began at Girard High School in 1926 where he taught science and coached all sports. In the late 1920s, he was named assistant principal at Jerseyville High School. He returned to Girard High in 1936 and served as principal as well as coach of all athletic teams. He left that position in 1948 to serve as superintendent of the school district. He was appointed county superintendent in 1952, a post he held for three years. From 1955 until he retired he worked as superintendent in the Hopedale school district, business manager in the Olympia school district and interim superintendent in the Delavan school district. He retired finally in 1972. He was also active in community life, including serving as village clerk of Hopedale for several years. He was born in Carrollton, a son of George William and Tennie Champion McGee. He married Mary Hetrick on May 20, 1933, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Patricia Steed and husband James of Schaumburg and a grandchild. Services will be held Saturday morning in Hopedale with burial in Shiloh Cemetery there.

McGinnis, Selma Redella

Services for Selma Redella McGinnis, of Raymond, were held at 1:30 this afternoon in the First United Presbyterian Church there. The Rev. Herbert Goeltzer officiated. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First United Presbyterian Church of Raymond or the Asbury Cemetery Association. Mrs. McGinnis died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, November 13, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 94 years old on August 7. A farmwife and homemaker, she was a 50 year member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Raymond, also a 50 year member and past matron of Rosalind chapter 736 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Raymond Home Arts Club. She was a graduate of Girard High School.Daughter of Edward and Grace Blyler Lively, she marriedH.P. McGinnis on December 25, 1923, in Nilwood. He died December 28, 1992. Surviving are a son, Harry E. McGinnis and wife Ruth of Raymond; two grandchildren, Cathy Elledge and husband Rusty, James McGinnis and wife Linda all of Edgewater, Fla.; seven great grandchildren, Erik and Aaron Ellege, Amy Collins, Andrea Hallas, April McGinnis, Amanda McGinnis and James McGinnis, Jr.; one great great grandson and one step great great granddaughter. Preceding her in death were a brother, Ellsworth Liveley and a granddaughter, Carliene McGinnis.

McKechan, Jack

Services for Jack McKechan, of Gillespie, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Revs. Nelson Reiber and Ronald Brooker 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 the Educational Foundation for Mt. Olive Schools or the American Diabetes Association. Mr. McKechan died at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 1998, in St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo. He was 74 years old on September 6. He was the owner and operator of Jack's Cleaners in Gillespie from 1945 until his death. He was retired from Granite City Steel. He graduated from Gillespie High School in the class of 1943. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Robert and Elizabeth Ballantyne McKechan. His wife, the former Helen Koschak, survives. Surviving also are sons, John A. McKechan of Gillespie, Ronald J. McKechan of Springfield, David B. McKechan of Gillespie; daughters, Marcia Schulte of Mt. Olive, Patricia A. McKechan of Gillespie; and three grandchildren, Jarid, Adam and Nicholas Schulte of Mt. Olive. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Elizabeth McKechan in infancy; brothers, Robert, James and Campbell McKechan; sisters, Martha McLaren, Ann McFarlin and Betty Revel.

McKinney, Sara F.

Services for Sara Florence McKinney, of Fillmore, were held this morning in the Fillmore Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Lawson officiated. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. Mrs. McKinney died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, May 21, 1999, in her home. She was 60 years old on December 6. She was born in Cumberland, Ky., a daughter of James and Ethel McKnight Gilley. She married Roy McKinney on April 22, 1958, in Harland, Ky. He survives. Surviving also are a son, the Rev. Michael McKinney and wife Lillian of Fillmore; daughters, Sandra Shields of Fletcher, Okla., E. Clarissa Dolan and Delilah Pfeifer, all of Chicago; several brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

McKenzie, John H.

Services for John Henry McKenzie, formerly of Hillsboro, were held today in the Covina First Presbyterian Church, Covina, Calif., and will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro with the Rev. Matthew Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the church after 9:30 a.m. Mr. McKenzie, of West Covina, Calif., died at 11 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 1999, in Citrus Valley Hospice Center there. He was 79 years old on March 9, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked in Hillsboro for about 10 years in the operation of the Latham and McKenzie stores. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce, serving as president, the Kiwanis Club, the Presbyterian Church and other organizations. He left Hillsboro in 1958 to live in California. There he worked for Plaza Plastics and retired in 1990. An avid tennis player, he participated in many amateur - pro tournaments. He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia following his graduation from the Thayer, Mo., high school. He entered the Navy in 1942 and served on destroyers in the South Pacific. After his discharge, he enrolled in the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He was born in Thayer, Mo., a son of Alexander and Nora McKenzie. He married Caroline Latham of Hillsboro in 1943, in the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Mary Margaret Thomas of West Covina; brother, Leon McKenzie and wife Pat of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; sister, Joyce Flynn and husband Maury of Alexandria, Va.; and grandchildren, John David, Alexandra and Victoria Thomas. Others surviving include in-laws, Claude and Margie Grotts of Hillsboro. Preceding him in death were two half-brothers, George and Alvin Kline.

McKenzie, Raymond P.

Services for Raymond Payne McKenzie, formerly of Raymond and Butler, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, with the Rev. Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Friends may call today in Sutton Funeral Home, Taylorville, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. McKenzie, of Taylorville, died at 4:42 a.m. Saturday, May 1, in the home of a niece. He was 94 years old on June 12. He was a farmer, a carpenter for the Raymond Lumber Yard for many years, and an avid horseman. He was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church. He was born in Tovey, a son of Robert and Nellie Payne McKenzie. Surviving are a brother, Earl Jim McKenzie of Altamont Springs, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were five brothers, a sister and a companion, Freda Vincent.

McKinnon, Burlin H.

Services for Burlin H. McKinnon, of Staunton, were held at 1 this afternoon in Williamson Funeral Home there. The Rev. Paul Burden officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Staunton Memorial Hospital Meals on Wheels program. Mr. McKinnon died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 74 years old on May 13. He was a crane operator and fireman with the National Steel Company in Granite City before he retired in 1987. He had resided in Staunton for 30 years and before that he lived in Collinsville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rosewood Heights. He was born in Dixon, Mo., a son of Clyde and Nora Pattie McKinnon. His wife, the former Beulah Halbrook, whom he married in Collinsville, died September 26, 1994. Surviving are a son, Jim McKinnon and wife Lynn of Columbia, Mo.; step son, Tom Halbrook and wife Judy of California; sister, Betty Doyle and husband Junior of Dixon, Mo.; two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Among others surviving is a sister in law, Louise McKinnon of Granite City. Preceding him in death were three brothers and one sister.

McLean, Edgar

Services for Edgar McLean, formerly of Taylor Springs, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Ellinger - Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, Springfield. The remains will be cremated. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. McLean died Monday, November 15, 1999, in his home in Springfield. He was 68 years old on April 26. He was employed as a custodian in the Pleasant Plains School District before his retirement. He was a member of the West Side Christian Church - TNT class. He was born in Taylor Springs, a son of Richard and Martha Elizabeth Lodge McLean. His wife, the former Edna Pauline Bricker whom he married in 1951 in Alton, survives. Surviving also are sons, Richard McLean of Athens, Russell McLean of Virginia; daughter, Linda Grant of Springfield; brothers, George McLean of Springfield, Robert McLean of Monroe, Wash.; sisters, Pearl Martin of Alton, Minnie Stoner of Washington; 10 grandchildren.

McManus, Bertie E.

Services for Bertie E. McManus, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Mark Allison officiating. Burial will be in Worden City Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. McManus, a resident of the Carbondale Nursing and Rehab Center, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 15, 1999, on her 93rd birthday. She was a member of the First United Baptist Church of Staunton. She was born in Sanburn, a daughter of John Logan and Grace A. Boyd Pea. She married Julius McManus on May 18, 1925, in Edwardsville; he died in February 1964. She was the last of her family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Carl Pease and a sister, Edna Tucker. Surviving are a nephew and a niece, Eugene Pease of Carbondale and Dorris Christopher of Marion.

McMillan, Doris

Doris McMillan, formerly of Hillsboro, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, in Tennessee. She resided in San Benito, Texas, and was 90 years old on August 9. She retired in 1968 from the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where she worked in the planetarium. She was born in Hillsboro, a daugher of Willet M. and Addie Balckburn Nichols. Her hsuband, John D. McMillan, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Drothler and husband Paul of Sevierville, Tenn.; son, Dan W. McMillan of Alden, Mich.; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert J. McMillan and a brother, Don B. Nichols.

McMullen, Virginia

Services for Virginia McMullen, of Hillsboro, were held this morning in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Randy Sands, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Hillsboro officiating. Burial was in Wares Grove Cemetery, Butler. Mrs. McMullen died at 3:23 p.m. Friday, September 17, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 82 years old on August 22. She had made her home in many places, including Litchfield, Decatur, Springfield and Raymond in Illinois. She resided in Pontiac, Michigan, from 1942 until 1991, when she moved to Hillsboro. For many years she worked as a clerk for the Salvation Army in Pontiac. A daughter of Louis E. and Edna A. Pierce Elliott, she married Wilford McMullen on September 267, 1942, in Pontiac, Mich. He died in 1970. Surviving are brothers, Gaylord Elliott of Aurora, Oregon, Richard Elliott of Wood River, and a sister, Doris Fenton of Hillsboro. Preceding her in death were brothers, Walter and Frank Elliott.

McPeek, Marsha G.

Marsha Gifford McPeek died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 1999, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. She was 55 years old on April 20. She was owner and operator of Insurance Ease in Taylorville. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Charles s. and Beatrice McClintlock Gifford. Surviving are four children, Byron Bess, Mike McPeek, Misty McPeek and Tiffany McPeek, and her mother, Beatrice Gifford, all of Taylorville. Her father, Charles Gifford, preceded her in death. Cremation rites were accorded by Sutton Memorial Home of Taylorville. There will be no services.

McRevey, Frances Mae

Services for Frances Mae McRevey, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Carlinville. Freinds may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mrs. McRevey, of Carlinville, died at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 72 years old on February 15. A registered nurse, she had worked at hospitals and nursing homes in the area before she retired. She was born in Gillespie Township, a daughter of Samuel and Lula Marie Ruyle Walker. Her husband, Wilfred McRevey, survives. Surviving also are a son, Darrell McRevey of Carlinville and a brother, Charles William "Bill" Walker of Gillespie. Preceding her in death were a son in infancy; brothers, Vernon, Robert, Thomas and Harold Walker; and sisters, Betty Boree and Mary Agans.

McRevey, Wilfred E.

Services for Wilfred E. McRevey, of Carlinville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Carlinville. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. McRevey died at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. He was 75 years old on August 27. He was a farmer before he retired. He was born in Carlinville, a son of Frank and Ethel Bounds McRevey. His wife, the former Frances M. Walker, died October 23, 1998. Surviving are a son, Darrell McRevey and a sister, Geraldine Walker, both of Carlinville. A son, Larry E. McRevey, preceded him in death.

McVey, Cecil H.

Graveside services for Cecil H. McVey, of Carlinville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra. Friends may call Saturday in the Stults-Neece Funeral Home, Palmyra, from noon to 1:45 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Mr. McVey died Wednesday morning, October 27, 1999, in Carlinville Area Hospital. He was 87 years old last November 20. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European - African - Middle Eastern Theatre and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was formerly elementary guidance counselor in the Gillespie and Benld schools. Previous employment was as coach at the Bluffs and Virginia High Schools, coach, teacher and principal at Palmyra High School, and principal at Northwestern High School. He was a graduate of Carthage College, and a member of Palmyra Christian Church. He was born in Mt. Pulaski, a son of Allen and Emma Bertrang McVey. He married Martha Schwab in 1940 in the Winchester Christian Church; she died in 1962. He married Sybil Huff in 1963; she survives. Surviving also are a son, John McVey of Tracy, Calif.; daughter, Mary Willey and husband Jay of Gridley; stepsons, Stephen Huff and wife Mary Lou of Roseville, Calif., Gary Huff of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, Orville McVey and wife Jeannette of Mt. Pulaski; sister, Bertha Pope of Springfield; and six grandchildren. Preceding him in death were four brothers and three sisters.

McWard, Jennie M.

Jennie M. McWard, of Morrisonville, died Friday, November 6, 1998, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. She operated a farm before she retired. She was born in Locust Township, a daughter of Eldon and Minnie Robertson Leach. She married Everett McWard in 1935 in Morrisonville. He died in 1964. Surviving is a sister, Mildred Leach of Pana. Services were held Monday in Taylorville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery there.

McWilliams, J. Bert

Funeral arrangements for J. Bert McWilliams, of Litchfield, are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mr. McWilliams, 84, died at 8:45 this morning, Tuesday, December 15, in St. Francis Hospital. Memorial service for Joseph Bertram McWilliams, of Litchfield, former legal counsel for the city, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield with the Rev. Richard Olson officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday in the church fellowship hall from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. McWilliams died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 84 years old on March 26. An attorney with 57 years of experience, from 1941 to 1998, he was a partner with his brother, the late Paul McWilliams, in the law firm of McWilliams and McWilliams. He graduated from the Northwestern Law School in 1940. He did his undergraduate work at both Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, graduating from the latter in 1937. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Litchfield Country Club, Litchfield Lodge 236 of AF&AM, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, a son of Judge Paul and Lillian Butler McWilliams. He married Jane White on July 5, 1941, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Ezra Keller presiding. Surviving besides his wife are five daughters, Sarajane Campbell and husband Paul B. "Scott" of Clayton, Mo.; Suzanne Scharf and husband Ron of St. Louis; Marcy Frerichs and husband Ralph of Los Angeles, Calif., Tricie Buske of Edwardsville, Julie Zaideman and husband Robert of Wilmette; 12 grandchildren, Jeff Campbell, Christine Frerichs, both of Tuscon, Ariz, Sally Lagomarsino of Oakland, Calif., Peter Frerichs of Los Angeles, Calif., Lisa Cox of Edwardsville, Kate Lay, Jill Roberts, both of Denver, Colo., Emily Zaideman, Doug Zaideman, both of Wilmette, Andy Scharf of Litchfield, Tim Scharf of St. Louis, Matt Buske of Webster Groves; and four great grandchildren. Memorial service for Joseph Bertram McWilliams, of Litchfield, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Richard Olson officiated. Musical selections were "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" sung by Mrs. Judy Olson. Congregational hymns were "For the Beauty of the Earth" and "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful." Organist was Mrs. Linda Maulding. A quartet of Roger Maulding, Don Williams, Jim Lutz and Frank Mattioda played various jazz pieces during the seating of the guests and for the recessional. Family members and friends spoke of how Mr. McWilliams touched their lives. The flag was presented to Mrs. Jane McWilliams by Will Tackaberry, commander of American Legion Post 436. Inurnment of the cremains was in Elmwood Cemetery. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. McWilliams, 84, died Tuesday, December 15, in St. Francis Hospital.


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