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Mehlberg, Flora M.

Services for Flora M. Mehlberg, of Litchfield, will be held at noon Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Lellelid and Rev. Dr. Alvin Horst officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. Mehlberg died at 7:04 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 96 years on July 14. She was a farmwife until she and her husband moved to town in 1948. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Litchfield Senior Citizens. She was born on the family farm in South Litchfield Township, a daughter of John and Wilhelmina Blanke Klein. She married August John "Auggie" Mehlberg on July 23, 1921. He died October 16, 1989. The last of her family, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were three infant sons and three infant daughters, all at birth; brothers, Theodore, Roy, Elmer and Jesse Klein and a sister, Ora Rentz. Services for Flora M. Mehlberg, of Litchfield, were held at noon Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Alvin Horst of St. Louis and Rev. Paul Lellelid, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Litchfield, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. During the service the song "In the Garden" was played and a poem entitled "Going Home" was read by Jane Fielden. Pallbearers were Bob Dressen of Litchfield, Jan Fielden of Bath, JoAnn Harris of Mabelvale, Ark., Sam Simmons of Litchfield, Kenneth Smith of St. Louis, John "Jack" Thomas of Springfield and Martha Weise of Little Rock, Ark. Following the services a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the women of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. Mehlberg, 96, died Saturday, May 22, in St. Francis Hospital. 

Meicenheimer, Margureta

Services for Margureta Meicenheimer, of Litchfield, were held at 10:30 this morning in the Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Langhoff officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Marilyn Niehaus was the organist. She accompanied the congregation as they sang "The Lord's My Shepherd I'll Not Want" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." Pallbearers were Charles Bierbaum, Duane Gerdes, Gary Gerdes, Ed Helgen, Raymond Johnson and Ed Koretge. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Meicenheimer died at 2 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, in Litchfield Health Care Center. She would have been 90 years old on August 15. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Fred and Richa Flitz Gerdes. She married Emmit Woodrow Meicenheimer on October 4, 1930, in the Zion Lutheran parsonage in Litchfield. He died in 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Ronda Bierbaum and husband Leon of New River, Ariz.; brothers, Norman Gerdes and wife Kathlyn of Carlinville, Cliff Gerdes and wife Mary, Fred Gerdes and wife Jerri, all of Litchfield; sisters, Helen Kelley of Mt. Olive, Violet May Galloway of Fremont, Neb.; five grandchildren, Mona McLaughlin of South Fort Myers, Fla., Kim White of Edwardsville, Gloria Tiemann of Peoria, Ariz., Maj. William Bierbaum who is with the Air Force stationed in Omaha, Neb., Lawana Bierbaum of New River, Ariz.; and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Everette Meicenheimer; brothers, Adolph, Arthur, Marvin and Luke Gerdes; and a sister, Verna Meicenheimer. The family suggests memorials be directed to Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield.

Meier, Marion D.

Services for Marion D. Meier, of Nokomis, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church there with the Rev. James Norton officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Meier died at noon Thursday, April 8, 1999, in his home. He was 76 years old on February 19. He was a truck driver before he retired, and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was born in Rockdale, Kansas, a son of Walter and Ida DeWerff Meier. He married Grace Garwood in 1957 in Witt. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Walter Meier of Tipton, Ind., Jeff Meier of Witt and a daughter, Sharon. Preceding him in death was a sister, Addis Croon.

Meier, Otto C.

Services for Otto C. Meier, father of Earl Meier, assistant superintendent of the Hillsboro School District, will be held Friday in Hoffman. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro Sports Complex. Mr. Meier died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. He was 95 years old on June 26. He was born in Clinton County, a son of William and Mary Beckmann Meier. His first wife, the former Myrtle Thouvenin died December 30, 1977. His second wife, the former Marie Berning, survives. Surviving also are five other sons, Charles, Edward and David, all of Hoffman, Ralph and Clarence of Centralia; a daughter, Ruth Meier of Hoffman; three step children; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchidlren and several great great grandchildren.

Meier, Jr., Theodore M.

Services for Theodore Martin Meier, Jr., formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Johnson, pastor of Union Avenue Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Union Avenue Christian Church. Mr. Meier, of Hendersonville, Tenn., died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, October 18, 1999, in Nashville Memorial Hospital, Madison, Tenn. He was 70 years old on February 26. An Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he held the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was self-employed as a painter in Litchfield for many years and also worked for his father for several years. He was a member of the Union Avenue Christian Church, and a 1947 graduate of Litchfield High School. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Theodore Martin and Evelyn C. Gollehur Meier. He married Barbara Maxine Oller on July 14, 1962, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Delores Heisman and husband Larry of Vancouver, Wash., Brenda K. Meier of Hendersonville; brother, H. Dean Meier and wife Rose of Litchfield; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services for Theodore Martin Meier, Jr., of Hendersonville, Tenn., formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Jay Johnson, pastor of Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officiated. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "Go Rest High on that Mountain." Pallbearers were Bob Frazer, George List, Bill Schwab, Don Warren, all of Litchfield, Larry Heisman of Vancouver, Wash., Brian Meier of Hendersonville, Tenn. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Bill Rogers from the American Legion Post 436 presented the flag to Mrs. Barbara M. Meier. Following the services a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the women of the Union Avenue Christian Church. Mr. Meier, 70, died Monday, October 18, in Nashville Memorial Hospital, Madison, Tenn.

Meislahn, Christian D.

Christian Daniel Meislahn, formerly of Litchfield, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Sun City, Arizona. He was 87 years old. He was born in Montrose, Ill., and was employed as an accountant for Milnot Company here. In 1972, he moved to Arizona. He was a member of the Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Rotary Club of Sun City Lakeview and the Sun City Illini Club. Surviving is a sister in law, Kathryn Armstrong of Sun City. Services were held in the Fountain of Life church in Sun City.

Melm, Delmar

Services for Delmar Melm, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton Athletic Booser Club or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Melm died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 53 years old on February 12. He was a gas regulator with Illinois Power Company for more than 25 years, and was previously employed as a union laborer. He was Past Master of the Staunton Masonic Lodge, former member of the Staunton school board, past president of the Staunton Soccer Association, past president of the Staunton Little League, and current manager of the American Legion team in Stuanton. He was a member of the Worden American Legion. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Frank and Lorraine Ulrich Ramach. He married Susan Drevenak on March 13, 1971, in Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Melanie Wineburner and husband Patrick of Edwardsville; son, Lucas Melm of Staunton; mother and step father, Lorraine and Frank Ramach of Staunton; brother, Gary Melm of Oregon.

Mentz, James E.

Services for James Edward Mentz, retired Litchfield firefighter/EMT, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father David Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Shelbyville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Fund, John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis or Catholic Charities. Mr. Mentz died at 5:12 this morning, Tuesday, October 12, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 50 years old last October 21, and an Army veteran of Vietnam having served two terms there. He was a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the city of Litchfield for 21 years. He retired last October. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, VFW Post 3912 and Firefighters Union Local 3252. He was born in Decatur, a son of Walter E. and Lela Miller Mentz, and graduated from Raymond High School. He married Mary L. Huff on April 4, 1970, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Meegan L. Blevins and husband Christopher of Litchfield; his mother, Lela Moore of Coffeen; brothers, John R. Mentz and wife Shirley of Taylorville, Rodger L. Mentz of Price, Utah; sister, Susan D. Hancock and husband Dean of Fillmore; and two grandchildren, Michayla L. and Zoe G. Blevins. Preceding him in death were his father, Walter E. Mentz and a brother, Harmon L. Mentz. Services for James Edward Mentz, Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Father David Schmidt officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. During the service, Sarah Burke and Clara Pippin served as readers. Michelle Sweet was the organist and Dianne Barbey was the cantor. Musical selections were "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone" and "Beyond the Sunset." Pallbearers were Jim Hendrickson, Larry Pence, Dave Sumpter, John Wilhelm, Roger Wilhelm, all of Litchfield, Dean Hancock of Fillmore, Jason Melton of Mt. Olive. Honorary pallbearers were Chris and Jason Blevins and John Wendell of Litchfield. A procession of fire trucks escorted the family through town. At the Shelbyville cemetery, members of the Shelbyville VFW Post folded the flag and presented it to Mrs. Mary Mentz. Following the funeral service a luncheon was served to family and friends by the women of Holy Family Catholic Church. Mr. Mentz, 50, a firefighter with the Litchfield department for 21 years until illness forced his retirement, died Tuesday, October 12, in St. Francis Hospital.

Merkel, Fran A.

Services for Fran A. Merkel, of Harvel, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harvel Christian Church with the Rev. Don Baker and the Rev. James Borop officiating. Burial will be in Harvel City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Harvel Gym. Mrs. Merkel died at 2:09 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 1998, in her home. She was 59 years old on May 27. She had been employed as a clerk at the Litchfield WalMart store for the past eight years, and was involved in many civic activities. She was a member of the Harvel Women's Club and the Christian Women's Fellowship. She was born in Taylorville, a daughter of Charles and Marcella Kinder Cachera, and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1957. She married Gilbert Merkel in 1959, in the Raymond Methodist Church. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Dawn Davis and husband Bryon of Belvidere, Leisa Mixon and husband Dan of Hazelcrest; a son, Gilbert Merkel and wife Jodi of Witt; and five grandchildren. A brother, Charles, preceded her in death in 1985.

Merriman, William H.

Services for William Harley "Bill" Merriman, of Taylor Springs, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Patton Memorial Home with Rev. Madonna J. McDonald, of St. Louis, officiating. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro, with military rites performed by VFW Post 1306, Taylor Springs. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Merriman died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 81 years old on September 29, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was waste water superintendent for the City of Hillsboro for several years before retiring in 1985. He spent nearly all of his life in the Hillsboro and Taylor Springs area and was a member of VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs and the Water Pollution Control Operators Assocaition. He was born in Fillmore, a son of William A. and Bertie Maude Owens Merriman. He married Marie Thacker on August 14, 1943, in Greenville. She died April 11, 1998. Surviving are sons, Glenn Merriman of Dawson, Ronald L. Merriman of Hillsboro, Bill L. Merriman of Butler; daughters, Tanya Louise Giller and husband Art of Hillsboro, Janice Kay Robinson and husband Larry of Florissant, Mo., Kathy Ann Pierce and husband Keith of Springfield, Sandra Jean Austin of Witt; a sister, Edna Moore of Mt. Auburn; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Helen Merriman, Martha Whitten, Nancy Watts, Viola Taylor and a half brother, Clarence Lack.

Merritt, Kyle W.

Services for Kyle W. Merritt were held this afternoon in Breese. Burial was in Buckeye Cemetery at Geff. The youngster, 11 on September 12, died Friday morning, November 12, 1999, as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Donnellson. He was a fifth grade honor student at District 12 Elementary school in Beckemeyer, member of the band and the Fairfield Farm Little League baseball team. Surviving are his father, Thomas Merritt of Geff; mother and step father, Charlotte Madden Revell and husband Wayne of Breese; maternal grandmother, Elisabeth Dieckmann of New Caney, Texas; paternal grandmother, Jo Linnie Shaw of Geff.

Metts, Agnes C.

Agnes C. Metts, formerly of Nokomis, died Wednesday, August 5, 1998, in Glendale, Ariz. She was 79 years old. She was born in Nokomis and worked as a packer at the Hiram © Walker Distillery. Surviving are a daughter, Frances Turnbow and a sister, Edith Driskel. Services were held in Glendale.

Meyer, Christopher L.

Funeral arrangements for Christopher Lynn Meyer, Jr., are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Son of Christopher Meyer and Sara Niehaus, the baby died Friday, June 18, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was one day old. Graveside services for Christopher Lynn Meier, Jr., the one-day old son of Christopher and Sara Niehaus Meyer of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. JoAnn Osborn officiating. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. The baby died Friday, June 18, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Shawna Benderman; maternal grandparents, Tammy Morgan and husband Dana of Carlinville; Jerry Niehaus and wife Kathy of Litchfield; maternal great grandparents, Marvin and Nancy Niehaus of Mt. Olive; Ray and Pat Benton of Litchfield; great great grandfather, Harry Griggs of Missouri; paternal grandparents, Luanne Barker and husband Kenny of Litchfield, Robert Meyer of Granite City; paternal great grandparents, Winnie Scarbrough of Litchfield and Louise Meyer of Granite City.

Meyer, Denver C.

Denver C. Meyer, of Taylor Springs, died at 1:06 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center. He was 66 years old on January 2. He was a member of the Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years. He was also a farmer and self-employed carpenter. He worked for CIPS, and he owned and operated Denver Refrigeration in Hillsboro for more than 23 years. He was a member of the Donnellson Masonic Lodge and Hillsboro Moose Lodge 1377. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid tinkerer of anything mechanical. He was born in Bingham, a son of Clifford C. and Elsie Mae Casey Meyer, and attended Coffeen High School. He was first married to Zala Melloy. In December 1991, he married Linda Parker. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Daniel Meyer and wife Jackie, Lloyd Meyer and wife Cindy, Douglas Meyer; a daughter, Miki Smoot and husband Eric; step daughter, Linda Lee Saathoff and husband Billy; brothers, Dale Meyer and wife Joyce of Zionsville, Ind., Donald Meyer and wife Ruth of Kissimmee, Fla.; and six grandchildren. The family suggests contributions in his memory be directed to Carlinville Hospice. A private family service will be held at a later date. Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Meyer, Dorothy

Dorothy Meyer, formerly of Farmersville, died Saturday, November 13, 1999, in Hancock County Nursing Home in Carthage. She was 87 years old on September 9. She was in the grocery business with her first husband, Wayne Points, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Farmersville. She taught Sunday school there and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was born in Chesterfield, a daughter of Jeremiah and Addie Bullard Phelps. She married Wayne Points in 1935; he died in 1937. Later, in 1973, she married Dana Meyer; he died in 1985. Surviving are daughters, Janet Grimm of Carthage, Joyce Olson of Goodyear, Ariz.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Farmersville United Methodist Church with burial in East Cemetery in Waverly. Lamporte Funeral Home, Carthage, is in charge of arrangements.

Meyer, Elsie Mae

Elsie Mae Meyer, formerly of Fillmore, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. A resident of Hillsboro Health Care, she was 91 years old on April 10. She was born in Fayette County, a daughter of James and Noi Robinson Casey. Her husband, Clifford Cole Meyer, died February 1, 1973. Surviving are sons, Dale Meyer and wife Joyce of Zionsville, Ind., Denver Meyer and wife Linda of Coffeen, Donald Meyer and wife Ruth of Kissimmee, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A brother, preceded her in death. Services were held Wednesday in Fillmore with burial in Glendale Cemetery there.

Meyer, Harry C.

Services for Harry C. Meyer, father of the Rev. Harry Meyer of Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church of Springfield with the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery there. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield or from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association or the First Christian Church Memorial Fund. Mr. Meyer, of Springfield, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 79 years old on May 1, and an Army vetrean of World War II. He owned the Lee Paul Service Station in Springfield for 36 years before he retired. He was born in Tradesville, Pa., a son of Harry and Mollie Hess Meyer. He married LuElla Daniel on December 11, 1943. She died January 22, 1991. Surviving are sons, the Rev. Harry Meyer and wife Linda of Hillsboro, John Meyer of Atlanta, Ga., Steven Meyer and wife Darla of Divernon, Thomas Meyer and wife LuAnn of Sherman; and nine grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Esther Leipensberger.

Meyers, Deborah J.

Services for Deborah Jean Harris - Meyers, of Litchfield, were held at 10 this morning in the Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Langhoff officiated. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery at Assumption. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church or to the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Meyers died at 3:05 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 41 years old on December 25. She was a respiratory therapist and had worked for the past 14 years at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Prior that she worked for the Beck Fertilizer Company in Stonington. She was a 1976 graduate of Assumption High School and held an associates degree from Lincoln Land Community College. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield, and she enjoyed playing tennis, bicycling and running. She was born near Palmer, a daughter of Lloyd H. and Ella Simpson Harris. She married Harold W. Meyers on September 3, 1982. He survives. Surviving also are brothers, John Harris and wife Bonnie of Taylorville, Kirby Harris and wife Linda of Edwardsville, Eddie Harris and wife Marsha of Taylorville, Ralph and Alvin Harris, both of Stanford, Ky., Jim Harris of Assumption; sisters, Eva Martin and husband John, Rosetta Cochran and husband Paul, all of Stanford, Sally Pankey and husband Kyle of Lancaster, Ky., Julie Lowis and husband Vern of Palmer. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother Dewey in infancy and a sister Bessie in infancy. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Services for Deborah Harris-Meyers, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Donald Langhoff officiated. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery at Assumption. During the church service, Ernie Thomack, the organist, accompanied the congregation while they sang "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "I'm But a Stranger Here." Pallbearers were Bob McKay, Paul Morgan, Dennis Roberts, all of Litchfield, Roy Rodgers of Farina, Sherlain Westerman of Hillsboro and Bill Weidner of Highland. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends at the church by the Zion Ladies Aid. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Harris-Meyers, 41, died Friday, July 23, in St. Francis Hospital.

Meyers, Edward L.

Services for Edward L. Meyers, of Staunton, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Staunton Fire Department or Staunton Ambulance Service. Mr. Meyers died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 44 years old on November 2. He was yard foreman and manager of R.P. Lumber Company in Staunton, and had worked for the company for 20 years. He was also a member of the Concordia Singing Society, the Forest Lake Fishing Club and a former member of the Gillespie Bass Club. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Fritz and Lily Sadich Meyers. He maried Cathy Grabruck on July 28, 1973, in Livingston. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Kelly Meyers of Staunton; a son, Keith Meyers of Staunton; brother, John Meyers of Staunton; sisters, Violet Falloon and husband Paul of Bourbon, Mo., RoseAnn Schardan and husband Leslie of Livingston, Juanita Greeling and husband Dale, Betty Sternickle and husband Gary, all of Staunton. Others surviving include sisters and brothers in©law, Larry and Trish Grabruck, Linda and Kenny Meyer and Sheryl and Steve Miller, all of Staunton.

Meyers, Lucille A.

Private family graveside service for Lucille A. Meyers, formerly of Litchfield, is planned in Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Bisch Funeral Home West, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Meyers, of Springfield, died Tuesday, November 17, 1998, in St. John's Hospital there. She was 85 years old on June 24. She worked for Montgomery Ward for many years and was later employed by Horace Mann Insurance. She retired in 1972. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Robert and Flora Leach Bockewitz. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Meyers of Springfield; a sister, Betty Ashton of Indiana; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Judith Lovell and a son, Paul Jerome Kasich Jr.

Meyers, Lusetta Ann

Services for Lusetta Ann Meyers, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Meyers died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 86 years old on April 25. She was a baker and pastry chef. She worked for The Gardens, the Saratoga and Varner's Cafe. She loved to cook, to garden and to quilt. She was a member of the Home Extension, now the Montgomery County Association for Home and Community Education, and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of William and Emma Whitehouse Marburger. She married Harold W. Meyers in January 1938 in Mt. Olive. He died August 22, 1993. Surviving are sons, Harold "Sonny" Meyers Jr. and wife Deborah of Litchfield, Larry Meyers and wife Maureen of Edwardsville, Gary Meyers and wife Jan of Litchfield; a daughter, Cindy Hemann and husband Ross of New Douglas; 10 grandchildren, Dr. Laura Meyers, M.D. of San Diego, Calif., Michelle Meyers of Quincy, Meghan and Michael Meyers of Edwardsville, Lindsey, Ashley and Stephanie Meyers of Litchfield, Neil Hemann of Norfolk, Va., Cpl. Todd Hemann, with the Marine Corps in Okinawa, and Dianna Hemann of New Douglas. Preceding her in death were a son, Landis Lee Meyers; brothers, Ted, Alfred, Elmer, Leo and Jess Marburger; and a sister, Elfrieda Niemann. Services for Lusetta Ann Meyers, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections were "Rock of Ages" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Paul Morgan, David Nimmons, David Pastrovich, Dennis Roberts, all of Litchfield, Michael Meyers of Edwardsville and Patrick O'Neal of Mt. Olive. Following the services a meal was provided for the family and friends by Zion Ladies Aid. Mrs. Meyers, 86, died Wednesday, December 23, in St. Francis Hospital.

Meyers, Vera M.

Memorial service for Vera Marie Meyers, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at noon Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Meyers, of Louisville, Ky., died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Baptist Hospital at Louisville. She was 85 years old on June 26. While residing in the Mt. Olive area, she was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and was baptized Vera Marie Lora Viehweg there on July 27, 1913. She attended White City Grade School. In Louisville, she was a member of the Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Circle of the church. She was also an avid bridge player and a member of the Louisville Senior Citizens East. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Ernest and Luella Schlomann Viehweg. She married Fred Meyers on July 1, 1930, in Chicago. He died July 15, 1990. Surviving are a son, Richard Meyers and wife Kathleen of McHenry; daughter, Donna Whitlock of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Robert Viehweg and wife Shirley of Mt. Olive; sisters, Pearl Goldacker of Mt. Olive, Sally Sewing and husband Arnold of White City; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Wilmer and Herbert Viehweg and a sister, Lorraine Schwenner. Services for Vera Marie Meyers, formerly of Mt. Olive, were held at noon Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Ron Brooker officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden" sung by soloist Patsy Eccher and "Precious Lord Take My Hand" and "My God and I" sung by the congregation. Organist was Elda Prange. Following the services a lunch was held for family and friends in the Zion Fellowship Hall, served by the women of the church. Mrs. Meyers, 85, died Thursday, June 17, in Louisville, Ky

Micklus, William

Services for William Micklus, step father of Jeff Boston of Farmersville, were held at 1:30 p.m. today in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Virden. Burial was in the Virden Cemetery. Mr. Micklus died Friday, January 29, 1999, in his home in Thayer. He would have been 77 years old on January 31. He was a truck driver and last worked for Matthews Transfer. He also worked for 18 years as a security guard at Dickeyjohns in Auburn and was still working as a guard at the time of his death. He was an Army veteran. He was born in Thayer, a son of Andrew and Anna Danko Micklus. He married Margaret A. "Nan" Boyd - Boston in 1969 in Thayer. She survives. Surviving also besides Jeff Boston and wife Linda are a daughter, Barbara Boston Shearer and husband Scott of Oakton, Va.; a sister, Margaret Micklus - O'Day of Park Ridge; and four grandchildren.

Mierkowski, Clarence

Funeral Mass for Clarence "Clancy" Mierkowski, of Litchfield, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Family Church Building Fund. Mr. Mierkowski died at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 74 years old on February 11, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a machinist for the Roller Derby Skate Corporation for several years before his retirement. During his military service he was a Fireman 1st Class Machinist Mate aboard the USS Edmonds. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus Council 699 of Litchfield, VFW Post 3912, American Legion Post 436 and the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. He also enjoyed his hobbies and crafts which included aluminum can airplanes and golf ball dogs. He was born in DuBois, a son of George and Martha Krol Mierkowski. He married Marvella Janice Schwab Poppenhouse on December 31, 1977, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are a step son, John Poppenhouse of Grayslake; step daughters, Jan Leonard and husband Dan, Theresa Behme and husband David, Mary Bowles and husband Brad, all of Litchfield; brothers, Izdore Mierkowski of Philadelphia, Pa., John Mierkowski and wife Dodie of Nashville, Jerome "Jerry" Mierkowski and wife Louise of Herman, Mo.; sisters, Isabel Wilkens of Florissant, Mo. Lorraine Seavey and Bertha Silverman of Belleville, Adaline McKay and husband Bob of St. Louis; three step grandchildren, Elizabeth Hoffman, Ben and Katie Bowles of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were brothers, Edward and Lawrence Mierkowski and sisters, Dolores Mierkowski and Leona Palmitiere.

Millburg, Bernhard T.

Funeral Mass for Bernhard T. "Doc" Millburg, of Morrisonville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Maurice Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father John T. Hannigan. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Hough Colonial Home at Morrisonville. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Taylorville Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. Mr. Millburg died at 1:40 p.m. Monday, November 2, 1998, in Meadow Manor at Taylorville. He was 82 years old on May 24. He was a pharmacist and owned and operated Millburg's Drug Store for 30 years with his wife. After graduating from Farmersville High School in the class of 1933, he attended Springfield Junior College and St. Louis School of Pharmacy. He was a former member of the Morrisonville Community Unit School District Board of Education, past grand marshall and master of ceremonies of Morrisonville Homecoming, and a member of the alumni association of St. Louis Pharmacy College. He was voted Man of the Year by the Morrisonville Masonic Lodge. He was active in St. Maurice Parish, member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1151 of Morrisonville and past Grand Knight, and the Effingham Area Cursillo. He was born in Havana, a son of Frank and Ardella Kraus Millburg. He married Merle Ree Beil on February 24, 1936, in Farmersville. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Joyce White of Morrisonville, Janice Hough of Raymond, Jill Bell of Taylorville; sons, Tom Millburg of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Ted Millburg of Morrisonville, Terry Millburg of Taylorville; sisters, Miriam Young of Tuson, Ariz., Carla Comerford of Springfield, Sylvia Havener of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 21 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 11 step great grandchildren, two foster step great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild. Preceding him in death were brothers, Harvey, Warren and Donald Millburg; sisters, Barbara "Bobbi" Millburg and Ardith Rose Murphy; a grandson, John Martin Carter on April 6, 1986, and a great grandson, Landon Glenn Burget on August 8, 1994.

Millburg, Cheri Aleen

Services for Cheri Aleen Parsons Millburg will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist Church of Ashland with the Rev. Ron Barick, assisted by Rev. Ed Millhouse, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in Kirlin Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Springfield. Hough Funeral Home, Raymond is in charge of the services. The family suggests memorials be directed to an educational fund for her children that has been established at Magna Bank in Lincoln. Mrs. Millburg, of Lincoln, died Saturday, September 19, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 36 years old on April 12. She was the Head Start director for the disabled at Central Illinois Economic Development Cooperative in Springfield and was previously employed as Head Start director at Hope School in Springfield. A 1980 graduate of Ashland High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in music at Western Illinois University. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Donald and Kaye Cowger Parsons. She married Ted Millburg Jr. on October 24, 1992, in the Ashland United Methodist Church. He survives. Surviving also are her children, Amber Nichole and Jarek Daniel Millburg, both of Lincoln; step sons, Richard Allen and Dustin Shawn Millburg, both of Princeton, N.C.; her parents, Donald and Kaye Parsons of Ashland; a sister, Elise Parsons Johnson of Downers Grove; and a brother, Brad Alan Parsons of Collinsville. Among others surviving is her grandfather, L.L. Cowger of Mattoon.

Millburg, Earl

Funeral Mass for Earl "John" Millburg, of Hillsboro, will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Agnes Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery, Morrisonville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlinville Hospice, Alzheimers Association or Masses at the church. Mr. Millburg died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in his home. He was 72 years old on October 24. He was a livestock and grain farmer for 30 years in the Farmersville area before moving to the Irving and Hillsboro areas. He was also employed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a supervisor for 15 years. While living in Irving he was road commissioner for four years. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Councils in Hillsboro and Farmersville. He was a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau, serving on its board for several years, and a member of the Livestock Association for many years. A Navy veteran, having served from December 1945 through October 1947, he was a member of the Farmersville American Legion Post. He was born in Farmersville, a son of Leo and Loretta Krause Millburg, and attended Morrisonville area schools, graduating from high school there in the class of 1944. He married Dorothy Todt on January 8, 1949, in St. Maurice Catholic Church, Morrisonville. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; children, Connie Fitzsimmons and husband Tom of Evansville, Ind., Faye Ann Waugh and husband Ron of Indianapolis, Ind., Leo Millburg and wife Gayle of Evanston, Wyo., Nancy Neuhaus and husband Lynn of Gillespie, Larry Millburg and wife Julie of Raymond, Philip Millburg and wife Monica of Irving, Rose Rappe and husband Mike of Hillsboro, Paul Millburg and wife Colleen of Evanston, Wyo, Patty Zuzack and husband John of St. Louis; and 21 grandchildren. Also, brothers, Robert Millburg of Girard, Harlen Millburg of Waggoner; sisters, Marietta Lobes of Detroit, Mich., Alma Rose Menette of Jamestown, Leah Faye Lentz of Springfield; half brothers, Jim Donaldson of Carlinville, Andy Donaldson of Dawson, Ga., David Donaldson of Longmont, Calif.; half sister, Carol Jen of Tallahassee, Fla.; four step brothers and sisters. Preceding him in death were a granddaughter, Tanara Millburg in 1984; half brother, Darrell Donaldson; a step brother and a step sister. 

Millburg, Marcella H.

Services for Marcella H. Millburg, of Witt, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Barbara's Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father Pat Jakel officiated. Burial was in St. Barbara's Cemetery. Mrs. Millburg died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 83 years old on December 9. She was a member of St. Barbara's Church and a 50 year member of the Foresters. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of John F. and Anna M. Matli Heien. She married Raymond F. Millburg on March 1, 1938, in Morrisonville. He died June 24, 1989. Surviving are a son, Edward Millburg; a daughter, Darlene Rogers and husband Jack of Witt; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Miller, Betty

Services for Betty Miller, of Ltichfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Revisky, of the Christian Church of Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home after 10 a.m. Mrs. Miller died at 8:29 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 1998, in Litchfield HealthCare Center. She was 89 years old on December 8. She had resided in Litchfield since 1952, having moved here from California where she had lived for 25 years. She was a cook and waitress at various area restaurants, including Jack's Corner. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Sam and Cornelia Stillwell Karrick. She married Willard L. "Bud" Miller on August 13, 1954, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are brothers, Richard Karrick of Carlinville, Charlie Karrick of Litchfield; sisters, Mabel Curry of Tulsa, Okla., Irene Simmons of Litchfield; five grandchildren, Jad, Gregory, Brian and Lana Fricke, all of Sparks, Nev., Brad Fricke of Litchfield; and numerous great grandchildren, including Heather and Brandon Fricke of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were a son, Charles H. Fricke; brothers, Jim, Edward, Luther and Walter Karrick; and sisters, Cora Harris, Lola Costello, Lena Jackson, Alice Simmons, Dorothy Pacchetti and Anna Brooks. Services for Betty Miller, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Revisky officiated. Organist was Michelle Sweet. Pallbearers were James Beiermann, Lloyd Lueker, Wade Koonce, Kyle Taylor, Roger Coss, Ron Mosby. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend. Mrs. Miller, 89, died Saturday, September 29, in Litchfield HealthCare Center.

Miller, Betty J.

Private services for Betty J. Miller, of Staunton, will be held Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating. Burial will be in Staunton City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorials be directed to either the First United Methodist Church of Staunton or the Staunton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Miller died at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 76 years old on September 26. She was manager at Jubelt's Bakery in Staunton before she retired, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Staunton. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of George and Inez Caldwell Pryor. She married Virgil A. "Bud" Miller on August 23, 1941, in St. Louis. He died September 28, 1995. Surviving are sons, Bill Miller and wife Sue of Staunton, Brad Miller and wife Linda of Benld; sisters, Barbara Harms and Carol Greenwalt, both of Litchfield; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Miller, John G.

John G. Miller, a former member and treasurer of the Macoupin County Farm Bureau board, died Saturday, September 12, 1998, in his home in Virden. He was 65 years old on May 19, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Miller retired from farming in 1980 after more than 25 years of service, and was owner of John G. Miller and Sons, Inc. He was currently a director of the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association. He was active in the American Legion organization, having served as commander of American Legion Post 386 in Virden, commander of the 21st District, commander of the 4th Division and Department Senior Vice Commander. He was currently 4th Division chairman of the Gifts to Yanks Who Gave. He was born in Springfield, a son of George and Lena Keller Miller. He married Pauline R. Crawford in 1955 in Virden. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Anthony M., Andrew J., both of Virden, and Joseph A. Miller of Pontiac, Ind.; daughters, Patricia A. Weller, Gail Mottershaw, Katherine Yemm and Jane Maguire, all of Virden; a brother, William P. Miller of Virden; and 16 grandchildren. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Virden. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sacred Heart Church in Virden. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery.

Miller, Lorayne F.

Funeral Mass for Lorayne Florence Miller, of Litchfield, will be said at 12 noon Wednesday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplin at St. Francis Hospital and the Rev. Father David Schmidt, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery County West Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Meinschein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Miller died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, November 21, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 76 years old on June 14. She was bookkeeper for Zimmermann Equipment Company in Litchfield for many years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Holy Family Church, St. Anne's Society of the church and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was born and reared in Chicago, a daughter of Albert and Florence Finucan Pepin. She later resided in Herrin before moving to Litchfield. She married Paul D. Miller on February 24, 1944, in Charleston, S.C. He died August 1, 1990. Surviving are sons, Jimmie Lee Miller and wife Sally of Springfield, Kevin Paul Miller of Decatur; daughter, Darcy Lynne Weinstein and husband Mark of Chesterfield, Mo.; sister, Shirley Kozak of Bartlett; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Lavern Pepin. Funeral Mass for Lorayne Florence Miller, of Litchfield, was said at noon Wednesday in Holy Family Catholic Church, concelebrated by the Rev. Fathers Ted Schelich and David Schmidt. Placing the pall were Mrs. Miller's children, Darcy Weinstein, James Miller and Kevin Miller. Taking part in the liturgy were Sr. Rosella Uding, reader; Betty Heyen and Juanita Bitter, gift bearers; minister of Eucharist, Emma Lou Feller and Rosemary Mattli. Organist was Kathy Skinner with Polly Wand as cantor. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "The Lord Is My Light," "Shepherd Me, O God" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were John Ficetti, Mark Weinstein, Dale Blevins, Mike Carney, Gary Rogers and Tim Kozak. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, 76, died Sunday, November 21, in St. Francis Hospital.

Miller, Sr. M. Agnesine

Eucharistic celebration and rite of Christian burial for Sister M. Agnesine Miller, OSF, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at the Motherhouse with the Rev. Father Terrence Tracey officiating. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements. Sister Agnesine died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 1999, in St. Francis Convent. She was 92 years old on March 13. She was born in Ramsey as Margaret Mathilda, daughter of John Thomas and Anna Thull Miller. She entered the congregation of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis on September 8, 1938 and professed religious vows on June 13, 1941. She was a 1929 graduate of Huber Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Pana and served as a registered nurse in hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin as well as St. Ann's Home for Unwed Mothers in Shreveport, La., and St. Monica's Home in Springfield. She retired from active duty in 1990 because of failing health. Surviving are a brother, Michael Miller of Ramsey; sisters, Kathryn Murray of Hillsboro and Johanna Kern of Pana. Preceding her in death were a sister, Mary E. Durbin; brothers, Joseph, John and Thomas James Miller.

Miller, Maynard L.

Graveside service for Maynard L. Miller, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Donnellson Cemetery with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Donnellson Cemetery. Mr. Miller died Friday, August 13, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 76 years old on November 26, and an Army veteran of World War II. During the war he earned the rank of sergeant major and was a member of Pattons Third Army. He served in England, France and Germany. He was a farmer all of his life. He also worked for the Pinkerton Security at CIPS, Coffeen, as well as for both Bullards and Voyals Brothers Implement companies. He was a member of the Waveland Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Montgomery County 4-H and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He was born in Donnellson, a son of William O. and Maude L. Bailey Miller, and attended the Cherry Grove country school, Panama High School and then the Hillsboro High School, graduating in the class of 1941. He married Virginia Kessinger on January 20, 1962, in Fillmore. She survives. Surviving also are three children, Donna Abbott of Hillsboro, William Miller of Hillsboro, Audra Andries and husband Gene of Fillmore, and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Paul in infancy and Oscar Miller in 1977.

Miller, Pauline I.

Pauline Iris Miller, sister of Carol Jean Walz of Litchfield, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in Carle Hospital, Urbana. She was 65 years old on September 19. She was employed by the Macon County Health Department in the WIC program for 17 years before retiring in 1996. She also served on the selection committee for Habitat for Humanity and for 12 years as a missionary to Paraguay for the United Christian Missionary Society of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She was born in Macoupin County, a daughter of Russell Otto and Dessa Mae Wright Varner. She married Roy Miller in 1953 in Barnett. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Glen Miller of North Hollywood, Calif., Steven Miller of Hayward, Calif., Jimmy Miller of Champaign; daughter, Geneva Bernt of Lakewood, Colo; and four grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Central Christian Church, Decatur. Private burial service will be held in Cedar Ridge Cemetery near Litchfield. Graceland - Fairlawn Funeral Home, Decatur, is in charge of arrangements. 

Miller, Russell W.

Services for Russell W. Miller, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Patton Memorial Home with Rev. David Johnson of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, with military rites by members of VFW Post 3912, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mr. Miller died at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 66 years old on October 18, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He spent most of his life in Panama, Litchfield and the Hillsboro areas. He was a painter foreman for Illinois Central Railroad for approximately 30 years before he retired in 1983. He was a member of VFW Post 3912. He was born in Panama, a son of George and Mary Vogel Miller. He married Wanda Marie Rider on January 23, 1954, in Walshville. She died December 4, 1987. Surviving are sons, Orville Miller and wife Julie of Fillmore, Orzo Miller of Hillsboro; daughters, Donna McNew of Glen Carbon, Shirley Lyons and husband Mark of Hillsboro, Ethel Miller of Jacksonville, Laurie Osborn of Litchfield, Christina Taylor and husband Vernon of Mt. Olive, Debra Alender of Tennessee; brothers, Marion "Babe" Miller of Sawyerville, George Miller of Rushville; 26 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Others surviving include a companion, Clara Cravens of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were a son, Brian Keith Miller on January 2, 1992; step father, Raldo Stierwalt; brothers, John and Charles Miller; granddaughter, Annette Lyons and a great grandson, Ethan Skelton.

Miller, Thomas Lee

Services for Thomas Lee Miller, former Country Mutual Insurance agent in Carlinville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Ellinger Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, Springfield, with the Rev. Charlie Richison officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Mr. Miller died Saturday, June 20, 1998, in his home in Springfield. He was 64 years old on December 7, and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Country Mutual Insurance Company for 35 years before he retired in 1997. He served 31 years in the Carlinville office and four years in Bloomington. While with Country Mutual, he served as the property manager and national manager of the special investigation unit. He worked earlier for Standard Oil and the Illinois Secretary of State. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1412 in Carlinville, attended the San Francisco School of Law and held certifications as a commercial pilot, flight instructor and advanced ground school. He was a member of the Insurance Institute of America © AIC. He was born in Springfield, a son of George and Lillian Marie Taylor Miller. Surviving are a daughter, Marella Vlasich of Canton, a granddaughter and a great grandson. Among other survivors is a companion, Norma O'Connell of Springfield.

Millick, Michael

Private graveside services for Michael Millick, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiating. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Millick died at 7:47 a.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 86 years old on September 12. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Litchfield for many years. Before that he worked as a salesman for Bishop Tobacco in Mt. Olive. He was also employed by his father in law at William Cassen's Photography Studio in Litchfield. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1634 of Litchfield. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Gabriel and Mary Piluga Millick. He married Carmen Jane Cassens on November 18, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Scott C. Millick and wife Kathryn of Hillsboro and a brother, Peter Millick of Mt. Olive. Preceding him in death were brothers, Daniel and Paul Millick and sisters, Anna Millick and Mary Rogers. Private graveside services for Michael Millick, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. today in Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. William Bates of American Legion Post 436 presented the flag to Mrs. Carmen Millick. Pallbearers were Lester Lowe, Joe Zalar, Hal Simpson, Bill Timmermann, Dean Bishop and Jim Titsworth, all of Litchfield. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Millick, 86, died Sunday, February 21, in St. Francis Hospital.

Mills, Lester C.

Services for Lester C. Mills, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Dan Roges and the Rev. Dr. Ronald Rhodus, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the world hunger campaign at Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Mills died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at the home of his son in Petal, Mississippi. He worked for American Zinc and Asarco in Taylor Springs for 40 years, and he also farmed south of Litchfield from 1956 to 1969. He spent most of his life in the Hillsboro area. He was born in Bond County, a son of William and Addie Russell Mills. He married Mildred M. Davis on February 25, 1940, in Greenville. She preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Larry C. Mills of Petal, Miss.; daughter, Joyce M. Rogers and husband the Rev. Dan Rogers of Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Opal Edwards of South Bend, Ind. Preceding him death were brothers, Lesley Mills in infancy, William and George Mills and sisters, Wavie Mills, Mabel Mayfield, Elsie Overby and Marie Hatfield.

Minnis, Lavora E.

Funeral Mass for Lavora Earl "Flint" Minnis, of Morrisonville, will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Maurice Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father John T. Hannigan. Burial will be in St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hough Colonial Home, Morrisonville. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Maurice School or to Masses. Mr. Minnis died at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, December 26, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 86 years old on June 29. He was an interior decorator for many years and was employed at Borg-Warner, Decatur, for 25 years. He was a member of St. Maurice Church. He was born in Harvel, a son of Earl and Sylvia Conlon Minnis. He married Catherine McQuade on September 2, 1939, in St. Rita's Church, Kincaid. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Mark and wife Yola, Kurt and wife Rhonda, Brian, Raymond, all of Morrisonville, and Philip and wife Linda of Marion; a daughter, Maureen Dowdy and husband Dennis of Morrisonville; a brother, Donald Minnis of Morrisonville; sisters, Temple Stieren of Farmersville, Marcella McBride of Joplin, Mo., Ruth Wallace of Stanford; eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Preceding him in death were brothers, Merle and Delmar Minnis and a sister, Melba Storer.

Mitchell, Floyd S.

Services for Floyd Stanley Mitchell, of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Allen of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call Tuesday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. Mr. Mitchell died at 9 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. He was 95 years old on February 28. He was employed by the American Radiator plant in Litchfield for several years. He also lived in Springfield and worked for the State of Illinois. He was a machinist, painter and contractor. He was born in Honey Point Township of Macoupin County, near Hornsby, a son of Jesse Clement and Rosa Etta Perrine Mitchell. He married Fannie Lorinia Bandy on June 11, 1927, in Granite City. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Frieda Trader and husband Rex, Sr., of Litchfield; six grandchildren, Susan Acree of Ft. Worth, Texas, Christine Beecher of Staunton, Rex Trader, Jr., and wife Donna of Hillsboro, Tina Trader of Hillsboro, Rosemary Trader of Litchfield, Shirley Hamby and husband Michael of Litchfield; 14 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Marvel Mitchell, James and Scovil Loveless; sisters, Ina Calcott, Nina Sellers, Nova Crawford, Lina Spencer Fuller; and a great grandson, George Short. Services for Floyd Stanley Mitchell, of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Gary Allen officiated. During the service the vocalist, Shirley Edwards, sang "In the Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "When They Ring the Golden Bells." Michell Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Rexdon Boliard, Mike Hamby, Tom Roach, ERic Trader, Rex Trader Jr. and Steve Woods. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery. Follwoing the committal service a lunch was provided for family and friends at the First Baptist Church. Mr. Mitchell, 95, died Saturday, September 25, in Heritage Manor.

Mitchell, Margaret L.

Margaret L. (Peggy) Mitchell died Thursday, August 13, 1998, in her home in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Swan Creek, Ill., she was 76 years old on February 2. Her husband, Lloyd L. Mitchell and four brothers preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Sharon Gillette of San Antonio, Texas, Judy Plasters of Litchfield; a step son, James Mitchell of Galesburg; sisters, Catherine Johnston of San Diego, Calif., Marie Brewer of Loveland, Colo., Nancy Larson of Galesburg, Helen Betz of Rockford; brothers, Austin O'Malley Jr. of Galesburg, Phillip O'Malley of San Bernadino, Calif., Michael O'Malley of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Tommy Plasters of The Colony, Texas, Shirley Plasters, Stacy Davis, Veronica Plasters, Ronnie Plasters Jr., all of Litchfield; Erick Gillette of Lovelady, Texas, Tina Mitchell of Galesburgh, Rhonda Mitchell of Ft. Lauderdale, Linda Mitchell of Tulsa, Okla.; 10 great grandchildren. Memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Galesburg.

Mitchell, Mary K.

Services for Mary Katherine Mitchell, of Gillespie, were held at 2:30 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home there. Burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. Mrs. Mitchell died at 4:49 a.m. Friday, December 3, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. She was 81 years old on June 22. She was born in Hillsboro, a son of Lloyd and Cora Kircher Downs. She married O. Wendell Mitchell on March 16, 1959, in Mississippi. He died February 20, 1982. Surviving is a sister, Marjorie Downs of Gillespie.

Mitchell, Robert H.

Services for Robert H. Mitchell, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Warren, of the Westfair Baptist Church in Jacksonville, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Mitchell, of Jacksonville, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 1998, in the Jacksonville Convalescent Center. He was 74 years old on September 9. He farmed for many years in the Carlinville area, and retired in 1989 from Western Illinois Power Company in Jacksonville. He was a graduate of Carlinville High School. He was born in Honey Point Township, a son of Steve O. and Violet June Clayton Mitchell. He married Delores E. Schreiter on June 17, 1945, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Alan Mitchell of Columbia, S.C.; daughters, Janet Kessinger and husband James of Carlinville, Joanne Krueger and husband Dennis of Hillsboro, Peggy Wade and husband David of Bloomington; brother, Maurice R. Mitchell of Arlington, Texas; sister, Dorothy Schmidt and husband Hans of Litchfield; four grandchildren, Jodee Pfaff of Arvada, Colo., Jason Kessinger of St. Louis, Melissa Krueger of Springfield, Kelly Krueger of Macomb. Services for Robert H. Mitchell, formerly of Litchfield, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Warren officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections "In the Garden," "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace" were sung by LeRoy Hedrick. Irene Graden was the organist. Pallbearers were Christopher Reeves, Kelly Krueger, Jason Kessinger, Dean Schmidt, Steve Mitchell and Jodee Pfaff. Mr. Mitchell, 74 of Jacksonville, died Saturday, July 18, in Jacksonville.

Mix, Robert Bruce

Private services for Robert Bruce Mix, of Onalaska, Texas, will be held Sunday at his home. The family suggests memorials be directed to cancer research. Mr. Mix died Wednesday, January 13, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center at Lufkin, Texas, after battling cancer. He was 71 years old on April 4. Prior to his retirement he was in sales for 40 years working in Houston, Texas, Ohio, Kansas and Colorado. In earlier years he taught school in Raymond, after serving two years in the Navy and ROTC and graduating from Washington University, St. Louis. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Martin R. and Arla Butler Mix. His first marriage, to Doris Darlene Wright, took place June 30, 1951. They had three children and were later divorced. He married a second time, to C. Anne Schmidt on September 18, 1981. Surviving besides his wife, Anne, are daughters, Kathy Wilson and husband Larry of Middletown, Ohio, Cindy Zoeller of Livingston, Texas; a sister, Deborah Anderson of Litchfield; brothers, Stephen and Timothy Mix of Litchfield; and nine grandchildren, Jennifer and Casey Wilson, Bill, Amy and Christopher Zoeller, Dominique, Bethany, Brian and Leah Mix of Ohio. Others surviving include his step mother, Josephine Mix of Litchfield.

Mizerny, Blanche B.

Service for Blanche Biernath Mizerny, of Staunton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at graveside in Memorial Park Cemetery there. The Rev. Michael Kloeping will officiate. Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, is in charge of arrangements. No visitation is planned. Mrs. Mizerny died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 1999, in Hampton Nursing Care, Alhambra. She was 88 years old on July 10. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton. She was born in Collinsville. She married Fred Biernath on May 2, 1936, in Chicago; he died October 10, 1978. She married Joseph Mizerny on August 18, 1982; he died October 14, 1993. Surviving are a daughter in law, Jane Biernath of Staunton; sister, Helen Nelson of Benton, La.; three grandchildren, Scott Biernath of Edwardsville, Jon and Sierra Biernath at home in Staunton. Preceding her in death were a son, Charles Biernath and a sister, Marie Brikner.

Moehle, Norman F.

Norman F. Moehle, of Litchfield, died at 12:06 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Litchfield Health Care. He was 86 years old last May 13. He worked in sales for the Kroger stores before he retired. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1634 and VFW Post 3912, both in Litchfield. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Adolph and Orilla Rinker Moehle. He married Gail Avena on June 4, 1934. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Judy Hed and husband Terry of Mankato, Minn., Marla Tully and husband Carl of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Thelma Keiser. No services are planned. His remains have been donated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Marlo Tully of Murrells Inlet, S.C., is a daughter of Norman Moehle who died April 18 in Litchfield Health Care Center. She was listed among the survivors as Maria Tully. 

Moffitt, John L.

Services for John L. "Jack" Moffitt, father of Robin Sarver of Raymond and brother of Kathleen Chandler of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. today in McCullough-Delaney Funeral Home, New Berlin. The Rev. Dave Zeigenbein officiated. Burial was in Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Pleasant Hill Christian Church of Raymond or the Norton Christian Church of Norton, Va. Mr. Moffitt, of Springfield, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 63 years old on March 23. He was a sales manager for Drake - Scruggs Equipment, Inc., in Springfield for 30 years and was also a real estate broker for many years. He was a member of the Chatham Christian Church, Divernon Masonic Lodge 1158 AF&AM, and an honorary member of the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association. He served four years in the Naval Reserve. He was born in Higbee, Mo., a son of Wayne J. and Ruby Hardin Moffitt. He married Norma Jean Baker in New Berlin in 1956. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Todd Moffitt and wife Kellie of Norton, Va., Jack Moffitt Jr. of Springfield; daughter, Robin Sarver and husband Larry of Raymond; his mother, Ruby Moffitt of Springfield; sisters, Joan Finn of Greeley, Colo., Linda Cox of Springfield, Kathleen Chandler of Litchfield, Dee Dee Mathes of Springfield; and nine grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his father, Wayne J., and a brother, Wayne Moffitt.

Moggio, Eudora M.

Services for Eudora M. "Dorie" Moggio, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Noel Gehm officiating. Burial will be in Spangle Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Anderson Hospital, Maryville. Mrs. Moggio died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Anderson Hospital. She was 78 years old September 21. She was a poet and had resided in Edwardsville for the past 10 years. She was born in Livingston, a daughter of Herman and Emma W. Gabriel Becker. She married Raymond M. Moggio on June 29, 1945, in Edwardsville. He died June 6, 1987. Surviving are a son, Raymond R. Moggio and wife Susan of Glen Carbon; daughters, Rae Fran Gusewelle and husband Lawrence of Edwardsville, Debra Rami and husband Tom of Edwardsville, Leslie Frandsen and husband J.R. of Alhambra; four grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Erma Edmiston and Loris Bernardin and a brother, Robert Becker.

Mohl, Burnetta G.

Burnetta G. "Nippy" Mohl, formerly of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in her home in Plainfield. She was 69 years old on September 28. She worked as a secretary for the U.S. Government in San Francisco from 1948 to 1957 then at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville. She later worked for the Austin Company, Cleveland, Ohio. She moved from Cleveland to Naperville in 1965. She was an avid golfer and a charter member of the Springbrook Women's Golf League. She also enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of the Theater Guild, Heritage Society and the Grace United Methodist Church where she did a lot of volunteer work. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Harold and Ruth Green Young. Her husband, Charles W. Mohl, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Mohl of Hindsdale; daughter, Cynthia Garten of Naperville; brothers, Russell Young of Tower Hill, Harold Young of Walnut Creek, Calif., Gerald Young of Hillsboro, David Young of Coffeen; sisters, Rosaleen Moseley of Fairfax, Va., Betty Roper of Decatur, Alice DeRight of Hillsboro, Judy Volk of Spring, Mich., Beverly Meyer of Witt; and six grandchildren. Services were held Saturday in Naperville.

Molen, Mary K.

Services for Mary K. Molen, of Carlinville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Davis Anderson Funeral Home there. Burial will be in Union Chapel cemetery in rural Girard. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. the family suggests memorials be directed to the Baptist Children's Home or the Gideons. Mrs. Molen died Friday, August 28, 1998, in her home in Carlinville. She was 92 years old on May 8. She retired from Carlinville Hospital where she worked as a bookkeeper. Before that she also taught school and had worked as a clerk. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church of Litchfield, Five Star Club and the Royalty Club at Carlinville Hospital. She was born in Scottsville, a daughter of Silas and Maggie Hiatt Eades. She married Johnnie T. Molen in 1928 in Carlinville. He died in 1988. Surviving are a son, the Rev. Darrell Molen of Brighton; a daughter, Marilyn Edwards and husband Richard of Mount Pulaski; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Molinar, Emilia

Mass of Christian Burial for centenarian Emilia Molinar, of Wilsonville, will be said at noon Friday in Holy Cross Church there by the Rev. Father Robert Porter. Burial will be in Staunton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld. Mrs. Molinar died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in her home. She was 100 years old on January 23. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and the Progressive Mine Workers of America Women's Auxiliary. She was born in Collinsville, a daughter of Dominic and CAtherine Barberis. She married John Molinar on September 2, 1913, in Edwardsville. he died January 7, 1965. Surviving are two of her six children, a son, John Molinar and a daughter, Tekla Pdraza, both of Wilsonville, along with 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sons, Martin and Frank Molinar; daughters, Marie Molinar and Louise Martin; two brothers, nine sisters and a granddaughter, Jayne Molinar.

Molohon, Joseph F.

Joseph F. Molohon, father of Steve Rigney, of Hillsboro, died Saturday, September 19, 1998, in Walnut Ridge Healthcare Center. He was 80 years old last October 9. He resided in Girard and was a laborer with Valley Steel Company in Carlinville before he retired. He was born in Divernon, a son of Stanley and Bertha McLaughlin Molohon. He married Alice Mae Sargent in 1955 in Springfield and she preceded him in death. Surviving are five daughters, Debbie Hogan, Barbara Verry, both of Girard, Ida Pierson of Gracey, Ky., Diane Black of Cadiz, Ky., Connie King of Brighton; five other sons, Joseph C. and Roger Molohon and Terry Rigney, all of Girard, Ritz Rigney of Carlinville, three sisters, three brothers, 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Davis © Anderson Funeral Home, Girard. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery.

Monaghan, Grace

Services for Grace Monaghan, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Compton, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Monaghan died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Greenery Nursing Home in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was 97 years old on September 9. She lived in Hillsboro from 1912 to 1925. After that she resided in Chicago and later in the Detroit, Mich., area. She was an insurance broker and owned and operated her own insurance business until she retired. She was a member of the Catholic faith. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of Henry Edgar and Lillie Jessie Wise Dunkirk. She married Samuel Monaghan in April 1923 in Hillsboro. He died November 11, 1973. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were brothers, John L. Sr., Clifford and George Dunkirk and sisters, Florence Louise Dunkirk and Genevieve Stroup.

Monaghan, Mabel Vera

Services for Mabel Vera Sturgeon Monaghan, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Heaton Bowman Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Mo. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery there. Mrs. Monaghan died Sunday, August 30, 1998, in an Atchison, Kan., nursing facility. She was 92 years old on October 17. She was born in Irving, a daughter of Henry A. and Nora Lynch Sturgeon, and graduated from Hillsboro High School. In 1923, she moved to St. Joseph where she worked for the Western Tablet and Stationery Company. She married James H. Monaghan on April 4, 1925, in St. Joseph. They resided in Arkansas, Colorado and Texas before settling in St. Joseph in 1951, where they owned and operated Jim's Dairy Supply until they retired in 1969. She was a member of the Jehovah's witnesses since 1937. Surviving are a son, James A. Monaghan Sr. of St. Joseph; daughter, Geraldine L. Boyer of Atchison; nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Dixie Vines; brothers, Harry, Ralph and Oren Sturgeon; and a grandson, David Vines.

Monaghan, Mary Louise

Funeral Mass for Mary Louise Monaghan, of Gillespie, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at Gillespie. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to SS. Simon and Jude church. Mrs. Monaghan died at 8:32 a.m. Monday, August 31, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital, on the day before her 91st birthday. She was a member of SS. Simon and Jude Church and its Altar Society. She was born in Williamson, a daughter of George and Mary Pavluv Skamenca. She married Robert K. Monaghan on August 17, 1938, in Gillespie. He died August 28, 1996. Surviving are a son, Robert J. Monaghan of Kirkwood, Mo.; daughter, Kathleen A. Espinoza of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, David Skamenca of Gillespie, George Skamenca of Rome, Ill.; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding her in death were a brother, John Skamenca and sisters, Ann Isaacs and Virginia Shulse.

Monehun, Viola L.

Graveside service for Viola L. Monehun, sister of Charlotte Haines Taylor of Irving, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Price Cemetery, Oconee. The McCracken Funeral Home in Pana is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Moneyhun, of Pana, died Friday, February 19, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 73 years old on July 10. She was retired from the Secretary of State's office. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Jack and Bessie Harlow Allen. Her husband, George Moneyhun, died in 1998. Surviving are a son, Lawrence "Buddy" Moore of Pana; brothers, Floyd Allen of Dexter, Mo., Charles Allen of Taylorville, Albert Lee Allen of Odin; other sisters, Norma Atkins, Velma Bland Kelmel, both of Pana, Alda "Tootie" Jarrett of Tennessee; five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Monke, LaVern E.

Services for LaVern E. Monke, of Benld, will be held at 11 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center or the Benld - Gillespie Ambulance Service. Mr. Monke died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 74 years old on November 11. He was an operator at the Mt. Olive Mill before he retired. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Emil and Leona Heien Monke. He married Vivian Greeling on September 10, 1949; she died May 20, 1995. Surviving are sons, Jerry Greeling and wife Pat of Mt. Olive, Kenneth Monke of Arcola, Richard Monke and wife Pamela of Mt. Olive, Ronald Monke and wife Nicole of Benld; daughters, Deborah Monke, Bonny Monke, both of Benld, Sandra Svoboda of Dillon, Montana, Barbara Monke of Benld; brother, Gilbert Monke of Mt. Olive; sisters, Adele Knackstedt of Worden, Delores Crittenden, Lorene Schoen, Doris Kenneth, Sharon Pakovich, all of Mt. Olive; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Orville Monke and sisters, Ethel Schmidt and Eleanor Favre.

Monroe, Frank L.

Services for Frank L. Monroe, formerly of Hillsboro, were held at 1 p.m. today in Bass Funeral Home there. The Rev. Matt Ferguson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro, 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 Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Monroe, of Rochester, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, January 29, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 74 years old on October 17, and an Army veteran of World War II, having served from 1942 to 1946. He was an electrician for Illinois Power Company from 1952 until he retired in 1986. He was a member of the American Legion. He was born in Greenville, a son of Frank and Grace Stubblefield Monroe, and graduated in 1942 graduate from Greenville High School. He married Geraldine Hefley on November 22, 1969. She survives. Surviving also daughters, Rebecca Prehoda and husband Wesley of Springfield, Deborah King and husband Rodney of Niantic, Ann Price and husband Louie of Springfield; a step son, Dennis Martin and wife Patricia of Springfield; a brother, James E. Monroe of Vienna; a sister, Gay Boles of Laurel, Md.; and six grandchildren. 

Montgomery, Rodney A.

T>Graveside service for Rodney A. Montgomery, formerly of Coffeen, was held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. The Rev. Luther White officiated. Patton Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Montgomery, of Schram City, died at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, November 26, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 51 years old on October 21. He was born in Butler, a son of Francis R. and Marjorie A. Feeny Montgomery, and resided with his parents until 1966 when he moved to Litchfield Terrace. In 1995, he moved to Schram Plaza. He never married. Surviving is a brother, Ronald L. Montgomery and wife Mary Ann of rural Coffeen. A brother, Kenneth D. Montgomery, preceded him in death.

Moody, Roger B.

Funeral Mass for Roger B. Moody, of Raymond, will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, by the Rev. Father Dave Schmidt. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1306. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Agnes Catholic Church. Mr. Moody died at 8:29 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 68 years old on May 2, and a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed geologist. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1957. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro Moose Lodge 1377, and member and past commander of Kershaw Hammer VFW Post 1306. He was born in Tovy, a son of George and Margaret O'Hara Moody, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1948. He married Norma Jean Zimmer on January 18, 1954; she died January 16, 1994. Surviving are a son, Michael Moody of Chicago; daughters, Margaret Watson and husband Dennis of Normal, Terri Sweet and husband Douglas of Hillsboro; brothers, James Moody of Springfield, Fred Moody of Heron; and nine grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Edward and Frank Moody.

Moore, Alvena I.

Graveside service for Alvena Irene Moore, of Gillespie, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Gillespie City Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Brooker will officiating. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Mrs. Moore died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, November 15, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Peters, Mo. She was 85 years old on May 27. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of William and Isabelle Turner Heyen, and graduated from Gillespie High School. She married Warren LeRoy Moore in 1935 in Gillespie. They resided in Peoria, San Bernadino, Calif., and Hemet, Calif., before he died on December 4, 1990. She returned to Gillespie in 1991. Surviving are a son, Gary Moore and wife Marilyn of St. Peters; sister, Virginia Laughlin of Gillespie; grandchildren, Alan Moore of Chino Hills, Calif., Gary Moore Jr. of Independence, Mo., Suzanne Moore of Payson, Ariz.; and two great grandchildren. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Celeste Moore of Payson. Preceding her in death were a son, Jack Moore and a brother, William Heyen.

Moore, Barbara V.

Services for Barbara V. Moore, of New Douglas, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's School in Staunton. Mrs. Moore died at 2:23 this morning, Thursday, August 19, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 63 years old on September 29. A resident of New Douglas for the past 17 years, she was born in East St. Louis, a daughter of John and Theda Brown Berkley. She married Paul J. Moore on February 7, 1953. He died September 15, 1993. Surviving are daughters, Pam Dyckman and husband Rob, Laurie Darrah, all of Staunton; a sister, Jeanie Kasson of New Douglas, and four grandchildren, Robert and Douglas Dyckman, Stephanie and Courtney Darrah.

Moore, Beatrice Mae

Services for Beatrice Mae Moore, mother of Carolyn Masinelli of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturdayin the Wilson Park Funeral Home at Rochester. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Make A Wish Foundation or the Sojourn Shelter and Service. Mrs. Moore, of Springfield, died at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center there. She was 87 years old on March 18. She was a church organist for more than 60 years, playing in churches where she was a member and in several other churches. She was born in Rochester, a daughter of John E. and Rosa Plummer Fogle. She married Harold T. Moore in 1931. He survives. Surviving also are two other daughters, Wilma Reichardt of Las Vegas and Wanda Webb of Annandale, Va.; six sons, Harold L. and R. Wayne Moore of Springfield, John W. Moore of Dawson, James T. Moore of Plano, Texas, Merle A. Moore of Seattle, Wash., Joe P. Moore of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 29 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Harry Lawrence Fogle; a sister, Gladys C. Beck; and two grndchildren.

Moore, Evelyn M.

Services for Evelyn M. Moore, formerly of Nokomis, were held this morning in Sutton Memorial Chapel, Taylorville. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Mrs. Moore, of Springfield, died Friday, July 23, 1999, in St. John's North there. She was 57 years old on November 10. She was an office associate with the Illinois Department of Public Health. She was born in Morehouse, Mo., a daughter of Carl V. and Ruby J. McClain Twitty. She was first married to Art Grandfield. Later she married Joseph Moore. Surviving are a daughter, Margeta Kienzler of Springfield; her father, Carl Twittty of Nokomis; sister, June Kauffman of Houston; brother, Larry Twitty of Nokomis.

Moore, Sr., George E.

Services for George Earl Moore, Sr., of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton Ambulance Service or to the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center, Centralia. Mr. Moore died at 10:34 a.m. Monday, September 6, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 75 years old on November 12, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a barber for more than 50 years and owned Moore's Barber Shop in Staunton. He was also a Staunton Township trustee. He was a member of Staunton VFW Post 1241, Staunton Masonic Lodge 177 AF&AM, Concordia Singing Society, Frist Baptist Church of Livingston, Staunton Sportsmen's Club, Amvets Post 55, Staunton American Legion Post 362. He was born in Litchfield, a son of George Earl and Maude Miller Moore. He married Norma Heinemeier on July 13, 1946, in St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Bill Moore and wife Carla of Staunton; daughter, Debora Ann Moore of Centralia; brother, Herbert Russell Moore of Silverdale, Wash.; and four grandchildren, George III, Steven, John and Beth Moore. Other survivors include a daughter in law, Cheryl Moore of Staunton. Preceding her in death were a son, George Earl Moore, Jr.

Moore, Lilly F.

Services for Lilly Faye Moore, of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the New Hope Church there with the Rev. Ernest Atwood officiating. Burial will be Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home, Worden. The family suggests memorials be directed to the New Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Moore died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 1999, in the hospital at Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon. She was 75 years old on July 17. She worked as a cook at several area restaurants and had resided in Worden for the past 18 years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Senior Citizens of Worden and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 204 of Wood River. She was born in Hardin, a daughter of Harvey and Bessie Hodge Fisher. Her husband, Phillip Moore, preceded her death. Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Hall and husband Bill of Worden; sister, Anna Mae Westbrook Austin of Wood River; three grandsons, Jim Hall and wife Sheila of Troy, Manny and Bill Baker III; and three great grandchildren, Brittanie Baker, Trevor and Zachary Hall. Others surviving include a brother in law, Charlie Weber in Texas. Preceding her in death were a son, William Baker II; sisters, Evelyn Weber and Violet Hansen; brothers, Johnny and Paul Fisher; and her step father, Charlie Bockholdt.

Moore, Mildred A.

Services for Mildred A. Moore, of Fillmore, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Allen and Sutton Funeral Home there with he Rev. Houston Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery at Bingham. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Moore died at 10:55 p.m. Friday, October 15, 1999, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. She was 98 years old on December 17. She was born in Bingham, a daughter of Frank and Edith Bingham Benda. She married Clarence T. Moore in September 1923 in Vandalia; he died in November 1970. Surviving is a son, Donald Moore and wife Lillian of Fillmore. Preceding her in death were brothers, Earl and Warner Benda.

Moran, Sr., James Eugene

Memorial service for James Eugene Moran, Sr., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bethel Baptist Church in rural Jerseyville. Graveside service will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery at Jerseyville. The family will receive friends in the church on Wednesday after noon. Eulogy will be given at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Moran, of Greentop, Mo., died Saturday, January 2, 1999, one day before his 67th birthday. He was a diary farmer in Medora, Prophetstown and Sun Prairie, Wis., before he mvoed to Greentop in March 1969. There he raised hogs and cattle until his death. He also worked for the Standard Register, retiring in January 1994, after 18 years of service, writing under the alias "Chicken." He always had a strong, loud and boisterous opinion when it came to politics and the pride he took in his country. He was a board member for the Adair County Public Water Supply District at Kirksville, Mo., from 1987 until the present and a member of the Kirksville Loyal Order of the Moose. He was also a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. He was a gradaute of Greenfield High School in the class of 1950, and served in the Marine Crops from 1951 to 1954. He was born in rural Jersey County, a son of Olvier J. and Elnora Ritchey Moran, and married twice. To his first marriage, on June 30, 1952, there were nine children born, all of whom survive. Jim Moran Jr. of Kirksville, Diana Moran©Kayser of Janesville, Wis., Dennis and Rodney Moran of Greentop, D. Kathy Moran and D. Elleen Maggart of Kirksville, Karen D. Blessing of Danvers, Alan D. Moran of Larned, Kan., Spec. Anita Janine Rose of the U.S. Army in Fayetteville, N.C. His second marriage took place on September 14, 1979, in Miami, Oklahoma, to Helen Ritter Pickens. She survives in Glenwood, Mo. They became the parents of four children, Sandra Goodell of Corydon, Iowa, Susan Snowbarger of San Diego, Calif., Cathy Jo Farley of Downing, Mo., and Janis Burlington of Kansas City, Mo.. Also surviving are his father, Oliver Moran of Medora; brothers, Ed Moran of Kane, Leslie Moran of Rockbridge; a sister, Sharon Short of Medora; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his mother, Elnora Moran and a grandson, Derick Farley. Travis Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, Mo., is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Moreland, Arthur L.

Arthur L. "Art" Moreland, who has several step children in the Nokomis area, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in his home. He was 83 years old last June 20. He was born in Ramsey, a son of Thomas F. and Hettie Alice Nave Moreland. He married Uritha "Dot" Ferguson on May 5, 1973; she survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Lottie Widmer of Washington, Ill.; step son, Jeffrey Niewinski of Nokomis; step daughtrs, Mary Woodall of Splendora, Texas, Linda Dirks, Jean McCall and Juli Wilbur, all of Nokomis; brothers, Delbert Moreland of Pekin, Lyle Moreland of Monticello, Jerry Moreland of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Fern Harris of Effingham; one grand child, 11 step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Graveside services were held today in Ramsey Cemetery. The Rev. Louie Thiele officiated. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, was in charge of arrangements. 

Moreland, Tina M.

Services for Tina M. Moreland, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Avis Richardson and the Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating. Burial will be in Spangle Cemetery south of Staunton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Moreland died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 28, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville, one day after her 38th birthday. She was a clerk and cafeteria employee employed by Harmon's Food for Less in Benld and the Staunton School District. She was born in Granite City, a daughter of Delbert and Janet Berkel Wood. She married Eric Moreland on June 3, 1996, in Staunton. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Jeremy and Matt Schmidt, both of Staunton; a daughter, Danielle Schmidt of Staunton; two step sons, Christopher Moreland of Mayfield, Kentucky, Keith Moreland of Livingston; her mother, Janet Wood of Mitchell; brothers, Dale Wood of Panama, Marvin Wood of Jacksonville; sisters, Cheryl Wagonblast of Brighton, Gina McKenna of Gotebo, Okla. Others surviving include a niece, Laura Rutter of Staunton. Her father, Delbert Wood, preceded her in death.

Morgan, Sr., Daniel Lee

Funeral Mass for Daniel Lee Morgan, Sr., of Litchfield, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Catholic Church, by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund. Mr. Morgan died at 9:32 .am. Sunday, January 24, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 83 years old on December 16, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed as parts manager for Herman Motor Company in Raymond, M.I. Ford in Litchfield, Perry Thomas Lincoln - Mercury and North Town Ford, both in Decatur, before his retirement in 1981. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Litchfield, KNights of Columbus Virden Council 2321, VFW Post 3912 of Litchfield and past commander, and Litchfield Moose Lodge 1634. He was born in Spaulding, a son of Daniel and Rose Birch Swarringim Morgan. He married Mary Lucille Graham on June 30, 1935, in Springfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, William A. Morgan and wife Marilyn of Litchfield, Richard Morgan and wife Blonca of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Joan Jones and husband Bobby of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Alberta Rees of Dawson; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandparents. Others surviving include two daughters in law, Patricia Morgan of Springfield, Anita Morgan of Kingston, N.H. Preceding him in death were sons, Robert and Daniel Morgan, Jr., and a sister, Lucille. Funeral Mass for Daniel Lee Morgan, Sr., of Litchfield, was said by the Rev. Father David Schmdit at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Kathy Skinner, organist, accompanied Jan Johns, cantor, while she led the congregation in singing "Eye Has Not Seen," "Because the Lord is My Shepherd" and "Amazing Grace." Others participating in the Mass were Chad and Austin Skinner, Mass servers; Bev Skelton and Kathi Kellenberger, ministers of Eucharist; Denise Kellenberger, lector; Martin Kalaher and Francis Kellenberger, ushers. Mr. Morgan's grandchildren, Morgan Laurie and Brett Salmonds, carried the gifts in preparation for Communion. Pallbearers were Dean Brandt, Dennis Kellenberger, Bill Morgan, Ed Tuggle, Gene Tuggle and Gregg Tuggle. Full military rites were held at graveside. Those participating with VFW Post 3912 were Jim and Ray Benton, who presented the flag to the son, Richard Morgan, Frank Wlaton, Dennis Lewey, post commander, Joe and Tim Wilson, V.C. Chasteen, Larry Heisman, Larry Schneck and Dave Allen, O.D. Those particiapting with American Legion Post 436 were Wilbur Tackaberry, post commander, Lee Baker, Bill Rogers and Bill Bates. Craig Engleman played "Taps." Following the committal service a meal was provided for the family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service is being held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mannia Church in Fayetteville, N.C., where his daughter, Joan Jones, attends. Mr. Morgan, 83, died at 9:32 a.m. Sunday, January 24, in St. Francis Hospital. 

Morgan, Elizabeth G.

Elizabeth G. Morgan, formerly of Gillespie, died Friday, December 25, 1998, in Taylorville. She was 83 years old on February 8. She was a registered nurse before she retired. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Louis and Anna Ross Grassel. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Morgan Kinsell of Nacogdoches, Texas; a sister, Theodora Broverman of Taylorville; a brother, William Grassel of Hoffman Estates. Services were held today in Taylorville with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery there.

Morgan, Marie

Marie Morgan, formerly of Litchfield, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, in her home in Sylmar, Calif., following an illness of one and a half years. She was 87 years old on February 23. She spent most of her life in Litchfield before moving to Sylmar 14 years ago. She worked at Brown Shoe Company, Roller Derby and Eades Dairy Queen. She was born in Virden, a daughter of Guy and Edna White Williams. She married Keith Morgan on Feburary 20, 1930; he died November 8, 1980. Surviving are daughters, Letha Spurney of California and Barbara Odle and husband Dale of Litchfield; brothers, Charlie Williams of St. Louis, Fred Williams of Cold Spring, Ky., George Williams of Wood River; four grandchildren, Craig Spurney of California, Steve and Scott Odle of Litchfield, Donna Odle of Jerseyville; and three great grandchildren, Josh, Devon and Joe Odle, all of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were a sister, Adaline Williams; a brother, Harley Williams and a grandson, Dale Odle Jr. Memorial service will be held Thursday in California. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield, at a later date. Graveside service for Marie Morgan, mother of Barbara Odle of Litchfield, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Tony Roettgers of Litchfield will officiate. Mrs. Morgan, 87 on February 23, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, in Sylmar, Calif., where she had lived for the last 14 years. She was a resident of Litchfield for some 69 years, working at Brown Shoe Company, Roller Derby and Eades Dairy Queen before she retired. Her full obituary was in the paper June 8. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Montgomery County chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Morgan, Virginia M.

Memorial service for Virginia Margaret Morgan, of Sawyerville, will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Reorganized Church of the Latter-day Saints there during the regular service. Elder Thurman Parish will preside. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of arrangements. No visitation is planned. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church, of which she was a member, or to the Frank Bertetti Public Library in Benld. Mrs. Morgan died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in the home of her daughter in Mt. Clare. She was 86 years old on June 6. She was a teacher in the Bunker Hill Elementary School and for six years in the Sawyerville Elementary School. She attended the Sawyerville grade school and graduated from Benld High School with the class of 1931. She attended Illinois State University, Normal, for one year and graduated from McKendree College in Lebanon. She was born in Sawyerville, a daughter of George and Jenny Perrott Schmutzler. She married Floyd E. Morgan on August 13, 1940, in St. Louis. He died September 10, 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Frame of Mt. Clare; granddaughter, Jill Rosentreter and husband Rodney of Gillespie; and two great grandchildren, Jimmy and Jordan. Preceding her in death were a brother, Kenneth Schmutzler; sister, Fern Murray; and a step mother, Dorthea Miller Schmutzler.

Morgando, Angie M.

Funeral Mass for Angie M. Morgando, of Gillespie, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Gillespie Ambulance Service, Masses or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Morgando died at 1:31 p.m. Monday, July 6, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 82 years old on March 19. She worked as a supervisor in the Secretary of State's Licensing and Title division for 26 years. She was an active member of SS. Simon and Jude Church, taking part in the church choir and the altar society. She was also a past president of the Gillespie Band Boosters and past president of the Woman's Democratic Society. She was very active politically. She was born in Clinton, Ind., a daughter of Sam and Minnie Reano Garella, and attended the public schools in Benld. She graduated from Benld High School. Surviving are sons, John Morgando and wife Sharon of Henderson, Ky., Jim Morgando and wife Georgann of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; daughter, Judy Barnerd and husband Jack of East Alton; brother, Barney Garella of Gillespie; seven grandchildren, James Morgando II, Derrick Morgando, Michael Ringering, John Barnerd, Patty Tomerlin, CArrie Schwartz, Gina Morgando; and two great grandchildren, Brian Tomerlin and Shelby Morgando. Preceding her in death were brothers, Joseph and Angelo Garella.

Morrell, Orville Denton

Services for Orville Denton Morrell, of Fillmore, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Allen and Sutton Funeral Home there. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call Friday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Mr. Morrell died at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 1998, in Hillsboro Health Care. He was 82 years old on October 15. He was an auto mechanic and a farmer. Active in the Masons, he was a past master of Masonic Lodge 456 AF&AM, Nokomis. He was born in Fillmore, a son of Thomas Denton and Berniece Batton Morell. He married Hilda Marie Hopwood on July 24, 1935, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Jeanette Ball of Moweaqua, Phyllis Boch of Charlotte, N.C., Ruth Ward of Apoka, Fla., Vickie Bell of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Morris, Dale E.

Private family services for Dale E. Morris, brother of Bill Morris of Litchfield, will be held with the Rev. Bob Sabo officiating. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery near Carlinville. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville. Mr. Morris died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 1999, in his home in Carlinville. He was 61 years old on September 9. He was a farmer most of his life. He was born near Carlinville, a son of Lester and Melvina Morris. His first wife, the former Nancy Lee whom he married in 1957, died in 1986. He married Tammy Thompson on June 21, 1991, and she survives. Surviving also are daughters, Theresa Morris of Walnut Ridge, Ark., Lesa Morris of Hamlet, N.C., Dalene Dawson of Springfield; another brother, Donald Morris of Springfield; a sister, Virginia Madison of Chicago; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Dean and Melvin Morris.

Morris, Edna G.

Edna G. Morris, wife of former Litchfield resident, Charles W. Morris, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, in Christian Hospital Northeast in North St. Louis County. A resident of the St. Louis area, she was 84 years old on October 12. She was born in Elmira, Nebraska, a daughter of John and Dora Fricke Poling. She married Charles W. Morris on November 1, 1941. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Charles W. "Bill" Morris, Jr. and wife Marilyn, Robert Morris and wife Marilyn; brothers, John Jr., Robert, Gerald, Jesse and sisters, Anna and Mildred. Preceding her in death was a brother, Lester. The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. today in Buchholz Spanish Lake Mortuary, 1645 Redman avenue, St. Louis. Burial of her cremains will be held at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. Memorial graveside service for Edna G. Morris will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Elmwood Cemetery. Meinschein Funeral Home is in charge. Mrs. Morris, 84, died Sunday, October 31, in North St. Louis County. Her obituary was in the News-Herald on November 2. Survivors include her husband, Charles W. Morris, formerly of Litchfield, and sons, Charles "Bill" and Robert Morris.

Morrison, Norine

Services for Norine Morrison, of Plainview, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the pastor J.W. Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Morrison Cemetery at Plainview. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Eastern Star service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shriners for crippled children. Mrs. Morrison died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in her home. She was 94 years old on March 5. She taught at the Hood School years ago. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Plainview for more than 50 years, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and the First Congregational Church of Bunker Hill. She was born in Bunker Hill, a daughter of John E. and Caroline Lind Weidner. She married Harold Morrison on June 24, 1937, in Hillsboro. He died in 1976. Surviving are a son, Robert Morrison and wife Judith of Plainview; brothers, Nelson and Wilbur Weidner of Bunker Hill; sisters, Evelyn Colburn of Alton and Roberta Welch of Lebanon, Ill.; three grandchildren, Robert Aaron Morrison and Greta Elizabeth Morrison, both of Plainview, and Jonathan Estes Morrison of Lombard. 

Moruskey, Jennie

Services for Jennie Moruskey, of Benld, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Amer-Haiti Bon Zami Children's Orphanage. Mrs. Moruskey died at 9:19 a.m. Monday, March 1, 1999, in Anderson Hospital at Maryville. She was 89 years old on September 27. She was born in Benld, a daughter of Joseph and Domenica Moretto DeMartini. Her husband, Stanley Moruskey, died February 6, 1984. Surviving are a daughter, Roseanne Franke and husband Arnold of Edwardsville; brother, Joseph DeMartini of Benld; sister, Mary Orler of Gillespie; four grandchildren, Cara Lytle of Edwardsville, Lisa Franke Haida of Belleville, Jenny Franke Hall of Nashville, Tenn., Susan Jordan of Monticello, Ind.; and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Stephen, Pete, John and Domenic DeMartini.

Moruskey, Pete

Services for Pete Moruskey, of Mt. Clare, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Staunton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Gillespie - Benld Ambulance Service. Mr. Moruskey died at 6:42 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. He was 83 years old on May 12, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a welder with Amoco Oil Company in Wood River before he retired on February 1, 1976. He was also former mayor of Eagarville, former supervisor of Cahokia Township and a member of VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He was born in Cambria, Wyoming, a son of Adam and Bertha Dominski Moruskey. He married Mary Goldasich on January 15, 1949, in Benld. She survives. Preceding him in death were brothers, Leo, Stanley and Adam Moruskey and a sister, Helen Radulovich.

Moss, Mildred L.

Services for Mildred Louise Moss, sister of Dale Seagle of Nokomis, were held this morning in Moweaqua with burial in the Macon cemetery. Mrs. Moss died at 2:15 a.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, in Fair Havens Christian Home, Decatur. She was 86 years old on November 28. She was born in Salem, a daughter of George and Lena Renfro Seagle. She married Kenneth B. Moss on February 22, 1933; he died March 9, 1997. Surviving are a son, Norman Moss of Manitou Springs, Colo.; daughter, Phyllis Mathias of Moweaqua; another brother, Earl Seagle of Ohlman; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mosser, Barbara Jean

Services for Barbara Jean Mosser, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Ronald D. Rhodus of the Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Mosser died at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 74 years old on September 4. She worked on an assembly line with Borg-Warner, York Division in Decatur for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was born in Macon County, near Decatur, a daughter of George Harold and Mary Margaret Hennessey Smith. She married George O. Mosser and they were later divorced. Surviving are a son, Robert Mosser and wife Glenda of Litchfield; daughter, Angelia Moody and husband Wayne of Hillsboro; sisters, Pat Oliver of Litchfield, Mary Brown of Decatur; and three grandchildren, Adam K. Mosser of Litchfield, Taylor W. and Jordan Ashley Moody of Hillsboro. Preceding her in death was a sister, Elaine Goble. Services for Barbara Jean Mosser, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Ronald D. Rhodus of Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections for the service were "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." A letter written to Mrs. Mosser by her granddaughter, Angelia Moody, was read during the service by Angelia's husband, Wayne. Pallbearers were her grandson, Adam Mosser of Litchfield, John Burchard of Decatur, Ed Fogle and Mark Gray, both of Litchfield, John Highcock and Gary Mackling, both of Decatur. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the women of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Mosser, 74, died Wednesday, April 14, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

Motika, Ima L.

Services for Ima L. Motika, sister of Carolyn Nimmo of Farmersville, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home there with Greg Nimmo officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Girard Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Motika, of Girard, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, in her home. She was 73 years old on April 1. She was born in Girard, a daughter of Harmon R. and Fern D. Leach Gardner. She married Frank Motika in 1946 in Girard; he died in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Rena Motika of Girard; son, Bill Motika and wife Lesa of Virden; sisters, Iva M. Miller and husband Howard of Chatham, Carolyn Nimmo and husband Gerald of Farmersville; brothers, Melvin "Buzz" Gardner and Jim Gardner, both of Springfield; and a granddaughter.

Moultrie, Dixon L.

Services for Dixon L. Moultrie, Hillsboro police officer, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Dr. Ronald Rhodus, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the elevator fund at Calvary Baptist Church or the elevator fund at St. Agnes Catholic Church, both in Hillsboro. Mr. Moultrie died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, in his home. He was 49 years old on December 29. He would have been an officer in the Hillsboro Police Department for 20 years in September. He was a Livingston police officer for four years before moving to Hillsboro in 1981. He was a 1968 graduate of Staunton High School and attended Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, where he earned an associate degree in Law Enforcement and specialized in institution and community law enforcement. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Charles "Ted" and Regina Blaszskowski Moultrie. He married Diana Mengal on November 25, 1972, in Staunton. Surviving are his wife, Diana; son, Scott Moultrie of Staunton; daughters, Shawn Moultrie of Hillsboro, Jamie Moultrie Gaskins of Jacksonville, Fla., Tammy Moultrie of Hillsboro; his parents, Ted and Regina Moultrie of Staunton; brother, James Moultrie and wife Pat of Staunton, Steve Moultrie of Missouri. Others surviving include his mother in law, Mary Mengal of Staunton. 

Muirheid, Hilda Maree

Hilda Maree Muirheid, formerly of Nokomis, died Sunday, July 5, 1998, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. A resident of Decatur for the past several years, she was 92 years old on April 13. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of John A. and Tena Luken Johnson, and married H. Donald Muirheid on February 14, 1937, in Nokomis. He died in 1987. Surviving is a daughter, Carmen Joy Auerback of Elmhurst. Preceding her in death were four brothers and four sisters. Services were held Wednesday in Decatur with burial in Graceland Cemetery there.

Mumper, Thomas R.

Memorial service for Thomas Ray Mumper, of Lake KaHo, Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Olive with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. The remains are to be cremated. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers they suggest memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Olive. Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mumper died Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Jefferson Barracks Veterans Home. He was 67 years old on October 17. He was a printer for the Collinsville Herald for 35 years before retiring. He also served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Olive and the Lake KaHo Association. He was born in Collinsville, a son of James W. and Helen Lechowicz Mumper. Surviving are sons, Thomas R. Mumper II of Camden, Tenn., Charles Mumper and wife Sherri of Collinsville, Matthew Mumper of Mt. Olive; brothers, James Mumper of Clearwater, Fla., Donald Mumper of San Diego, Calif., Earl Mumper of St. Louis, Robert Mumper of Worden, Kenneth Mumper of Collinsville; sisters, Sally Borowka of Mt. Olive, Dolores Gibson of Staunton, Ruth Ann Conway, Norma Edwards, Barbara Emmons, Nancy Knapp, Pat Barnett, all of Collinsville, Bonnie Knoll of Caseyville, Sandy Kindell of Collinsville, Vicki Hladik of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Emma Simmons.

Murkin, Verla L.

Verla L. Murkin, mother of Gary G. Murkin of Hillsboro and Evertt L. Murkin of Witt, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, in her home in Shelbyville. She was 80 years old on April 13. She was born in Assumption, a daughter of Emerzire H. and Vina Lovegrove Brown.ŒSurviving also are another son, Robert E. Murkin of Westervelt; daughters, Evelyn J. Cloe, Carolyn Sue Bendorf, Marilyn Carroll, all of Shelbyville, Virginia Buescher of Decatur, Bonnie Carlson of Westervelt, Shelby Girrulat of Pana, Rhonda Harbaugh of Sullivan; sisters, Opal Ballard of Springfield, Verna Smothers of Earlville; 29 grandchidlren, 39 great grandchidlren and four great great grandchildren. Services were held in Shelbyville with burial in Glenwood Cemetery there.

Murphy, Lavonne

Services for Lavonne Murphy, of Carlinville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Memorial Christian Church there. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Murphy died at 12:58 a.m. Monday, September 28, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 74 years old on January 13. She and her husband, Richard, owned the State Farm Insurance Company in Carlinville. She was born in Brookfield, Mo., a daughter of Lester and Grace Gustafson Moxley. She married Richard M. Murphy on March 30, 1946, in Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Jerilynn Webber of Philomath, Oregon, Karen Murphy Jones of Springfield; a son, Mark Murphy of Naperville; and two grandchildren, Dane and Sydney Murphy. Others surviving include a brother in law, Jim Murphy of Litchfield.

Murphy, Richard M.

Services for Richard M. "Dick" Murphy, of Carlinville, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Christian Church there with the Rev. Martin Miller officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Visiting Nurses of Memorial Medical Center Hospice. Mr. Murphy died at 2 p.m. Friday, September 17, 1999, in the home of his daughter in Springfield. He was 73 years old on June 21, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was an agent for State Farm Insurance Company in Carlinville for 35 years, retiring in August 1990. He was a past elder of the Memorial Christian Church. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Dane and Marie Crossett Murphy, and was a graduate of Litchfield High School in the class of 1946. He married Lavonne Moxley on March 30, 1946, in Litchfield. She died September 28, 1998. Surviving are a daughters, Jerilynn Webber of Corvallis, Oregon, Caren Murphy - Jones and husband Bruce of Springfield; a son, Mark Murphy and wife Dawn of Naperville; brothers, James Murphy of Litchfield, Patrick Murphy of Hillsboro, Russell Murphy of Mascoutah, John Murphy of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Dane Murphy and Sydney Murphy. Preceding him in death were sisters, Marion Barry and Betty Vanover.

Murphy, Ruth Hussey

Ruth Hussey Murphy, a teacher in the Litchfield School District for more than 40 years, died March 20, 1999, in Billings, Montana. She was 101 years old on October 15. Much of her teaching career was spent at Sihler school. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield and taught Sunday school there for many years. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of William H. and Lillian Belle Boden Hussey. Her husband, Edward R. Murphy, to whom she was married for only a short time, died in 1971. Surviving are a niece and two nephews.

Musial, Leona E.

Services for Leona E. Musial, of Nokomis, were held Sunday afternoon in Sutton Funeral Home there. The Rev. Edmund Hill officiated. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Transitional Care Unit at St. Francis Hospital. Mrs. Musial died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, October 15, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 87 years old on August 21. She was born in Audubon Township, a daughter of Charles E. and Elizabeth Bauerle Johnson, and was twice married. She first married Roy Mansfield on July 2, 1929, in Vandalia; he died February 15, 1972. She then married Bruno Musial in Nokomis; he died in July 1996. Surviving are a son, Charles "Dude" Mansfield of Hillsboro; a sister, Veneta Huber of Nokomis; granddaughters, Nancy Anderson and Martha Mansfield; and a great granddaughter, Megan Anderson. A son, Jimmie Ray, preceded her in death.

Mutchler, Chauncey

Graveside service for Chauncey "Jack" Mutchler, of Butler, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Cress Hill Cemetery with the Rev. James Howie of Donnellson officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends may meet at Patton Fuenral Home on Monday at 10:45 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Mr. Mutchler died at 11 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 73 years old on February 2. He was a resident of Butler for the last 45 years and had worked as a construction laborer and in farming before he retired in 1978. He was a former member of Laborers Union Local 338. He was born in Commerce, Mo., a son of Jacob and Mary Groves Mutchler. He married Marcella Brown on April 22, 1944 in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Jack Mutchler and wife Pat of Springfield; daughters, Sherri Olson of Springfield, Tarianne Ames of Springfield; brothers, William Mutchler of Hillsboro, Ray Mutchler of Missouri; sister, Ellen Stewart of Taylor Springs, wife of the late Vester Stewart; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Connie Cartwright in January 1975; brothers, Norman, Wade, Gene and LeRoy Mutchler; and a sister, Juanita Mutchler.

Myers, Jr., Guy R.

Services for Guy Russell "Russ" Myers, Jr., formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Tom Compton, pastor of Hillsboro United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Meyers died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 1998, in Fort Collins, Colo. He was 79 years old on May 17. He and his wife, Julia, moved to Fort Collins earlier this year to be near family. He was a resident of the Hillsboro and Litchfield areas most of his life and was a farm equipment salesman in Hillsboro for many years. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Guy Russell, Sr., and Kathryn Grubbs Myers. He married Julia Rose Kates on August 10, 1941, in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Gary and wife Angela of Ft. Collins; daughter, Mary Lou Rauch and husband Gary of Mantua, N.J.; brother, Francis Myers of Hillsboro; and a grandson, Christopher Carl Rauch.


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