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Pacchetti, Barbara J.

Services for Barbara J. Pacchetti, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston, with the Rev. Father George Radosvich 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 Multiple Sclerosis or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Pacchetti died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Hampton Nursing Care Center, Alhambra. She was 53 years old on November 17. She was a beautician for six years, retiring in 1968. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livingston. She was born in East St. Louis, a daughter of Samuel H. and Lena Becker Hargrave. She married Arthur F. Pacchetti on October 29, 1966, in Livingston; they were later divorced. Surviving are a son, Mark Pachetti and wife Angela of Porter, Texas; her mother, Lena Hargrave of Livingston; and her former husband, Arthur Pacchetti of Staunton. Preceding her in death were her father, Samuel Hargrave and a twin sister at birth.

Pachesa, Neil

Services for Neil Pachesa, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Patton Funeral Home there wtih the Rev. Dr. Ronald Rhodus, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mr. Pachesa was pronounced dead at 10:20 a.m. Monday, December 14, 1998, in his home. He was 24 years old on October 25. He had worked for Material Services, Nokomis, for approximately five years. He was a life long resident of Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1993. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the Teamsters local and Ducks Unlimited. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Robert Pachesa and Mary Lou Whitten Pachesa Weller, and was never married. Surviving besides his parents, both of Hillsboro, are a brother, Matt Pachesa and wife Michelle of Taylor Springs; half brother, Broc Pachesa of Hillsboro; paternal grandparents, Al and Marguerite Pachesa of Taylor Springs; maternal grandparents, Harold and Mary Lea Whitten of Hillsboro. His maternal grandmother, Mary Evelyn Whitten, preceded him in death.

Paddock, Bruce L.

Bruce L. Paddock, formerly of Hillsboro, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Skagit Valley Hospital, Burlington, Wash. He was 70 years old on September 10, and a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Paddock had resided in Burlington since 1965. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Byron and Fern McHugh Paddock. He married Glorine Agnes Sedy on August 4, 1956, in Lyman, Wash. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Nancy Borgen of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; step son, Richard Reese of Arlington, Wash.; brother, Byron Paddock of Bloomington, Ill.; and three grandchildren. A brother, William Paddock preceded him in death.

Painter, Geraldine M.

Funeral arrangements for Geraldine M. "Gerry" Painter, of Litchfield, are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mrs. Painter, 73, died at 8:47 this morning in St. Francis Hospital. Services for Geraldine Mae "Gerry" Painter, of Ltichfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Bell of St. Timothy United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Cedar Ridge Cemetery Association. Mrs. Painter died at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 73 years old on December 16. She and her husband, Bernard, operated Kamper Kompanion Kampground Park for many years. The campground was located north of Litchfield near Honey Bend. She was born in Modesto, a daughter of Cecil Irving and Myrtle Elizabeth Friend Evans. She married Bernard Lee Painter on June 6, 1944, in Lovington, New Mexico. He died July 39, 1995. Surviving are sons, Jerry Lee Painter and wife Jean of Crossville, Tenn., Randy J. Painter and wife Lila of Springfield; daughter, Connie Schulte and husband Michael of Meridianville, Ala.; brothers, Clarence "Bud" Evans of Omaha, Neb., Clifford Wayne Evans of Shelbyville, Texas, Charles Allen Evans of Tempe, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Kevin Painter, Wendy Shreck, Michael Schulte, Jr., and five great grandchildren. Services for Geraldine Mae "Gerry" Painter, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Bell of St. Timothy United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Musical selections were "In the Garden," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Peace in the Valley." Pallbearers were Curt Evans, Denny Evans, Kevin Painter, Melvin Painter, Bill Stewart and Mark Viehweg. Mrs. Painter, 73, died Tuesday, June 19, in St. Francis Hospital.

Palier, Raymond D.

Services for Raymond D. Palier, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mr. Palier died at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 77 years old, and a veteran of World War II. He was a manager for Chevron Oil before he retired, and a member of the American Legion. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Michael and Mary Hamrock Palier. His wife, the former Rae Marie Hull, survives. A brother, Francis Paul Palier, preceded him in death.

Palishen, Julia

Julia Palishen, sister of Richard Daly of Litchfield and Patrick Daly of Gillespie, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, in Knoxville, Tenn. She was 88 years old. She was born in Lanarkshire, Scottland, a daughter of Patrick and Annie McCardie Daly, and married Frankishe "Frank" Palishen on August 26, 1939, in Troy. Mo. He died in July 1972. Surviving besides her brother here are a daughter, Patricia Schlenker of Knoxville; son, Frank Palishen of Louisville, Ky.; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Margaret Mary Harris. Services were held in Pekin with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Pape, Elmer L.

Services for Elmer L. Pape, of East Alton, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wood River, with the Rev. Martin Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Prairietown Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Marks Mortuary at Wood River, or froom 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church. Mr. Pape died at 3:51 p.m. Friday, March 5, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital. He was 75 years old last March 16, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was owner of the Third Street Market in East Alton, and worked as meatcutter until he retired in 1985. He was born in Prairietown, a son of Louis F. and Frieda M. Dietzel Pape, and graduated from Edwardsville High School. He married June M. Opel on June 21, 1952, in St. Paul Lutheran Church. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Marcia Pape-Daniels and husband Scott of Springfieod, Va.; sister, Joyce Duelm and husband Arlin of Mt. Olive; and three grandchildren, Katharine, Jennifer and Matthew. Others surviving include four brothers in law and sisters in law, Glen and Sarah Opel of Pearland, Texas, Jean and Elsworth Hagemeier of Harlingen, Texas, Naomi and Jack Weller of Litchfield, Paul and Lois Opel of Worden.

Pappemeier, Mary M.

Committal service for the cremated remains of Mary Miller Pappemeier, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Mausoleum in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Rev. Kenneth Sandlin will officiate. Mrs. Pappemeier, of Galesburg, died Sunday, January 10, 1999, in Rosewood Terrace Center there. She was 100 years old last September 7. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Charles and Minnie Linxweiler Miller. Her father owned and operated Miller Dry Goods in Hillsboro for many years. She married Louis Pappemier of Litchfield on March 15, 1922; he died October 10, 1963. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Harold Miller and sisters, Virginia Miller and Lois Sihler. Surviving are sons, Harold and William Pappmeier, both of Galesburg; daughters, Lois Kent of Kansas City, Suzanne Childress of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Others surviving include a sister in law, Margaret Heath of Litchfield. Heathcliff-Pearson Funeral Home in Galesburg is in charge of arrangements.

Pappmeier, Mary K.

Mary K. Pappmeier, died Sunday, January 10, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg. She was 100 years old on September 7. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Round Table Club of Galesburg. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Charles W. and Minnie Linxweiler Miller. She married Louis S. Pappmeier of Litchfield on March 15, 1922, in Hillsboro. He died October 10, 1963. Surviving are sons, J. Harold Pappmeier and William Pappmeier of Galesburg; daughters, Lois Kent and husband J.R. of Kansas City, Mo., Suzanne Childress and husband Homer of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In this are the only remaining relative is Margaret Pappmeier Heath of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were a brother, Harold Miller and sisters, Virginia Miller and Lois Sihler. Cremation was accorded. Entombment will be in the Oak Grove Mausoleum at Hillsboro. Hinchcliff-Pearson West Chapel in Galesburg was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Parker, Dwight D.

Services for Dwight D. Parker, of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Clint Braman officiating. Burial will be in 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 American Cancer Society. Mr. Parker died at 11:07 p.m. Monday, January 18, 1999, in the home of his sister, Faye Robinson of rural Staunton. He was 54 years old on July 18, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had resided in Staunton for the past two years and was a member of Staunton VFW Post 1241. He worked as a laborer in the construction industry. He was born in Egypt, Arkansas, a son of Garland and Ethel Smith Parker. Surviving besides his sister, Faye Robinson, are daughters, Beverly Brandon of Carlsbad, Texas, Tina Alverson of Fayetteville, Ark., Shelby Williams of Rogers, Ark.; brothers, Donnie L. Parker of Staunton, William Parker of Collinsville; and seven grandchidlren. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Garland and Darrell Parker. 

Parkinson, Mary Lou

Memorial service for Mary Lou Parkinson, formerly of the local area, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Springfield. Bisch and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Parkinson, of Springfield, died Tuesday, December 22, 1998, in St. John's Hospital there. She was 94 years old on June 27. She taught at Taylorville High School for 10 years. She was born in Divernon, a daughter of Walter and Nancy Southard Holderread. She married Norman Parkinson in 1937 in Litchfield. He died in 1992. Surviving are a granddaughter, Elizabeth Murray of St. Charles, Mo., three great grandchildren and a great great grandchild. A daughter, Nancy Ryerson, preceded her in death.

Pastor, Angelina Lena

Services for Angelina Lena "Angie" Pastor, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church there with the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiating. Burial will be in Benld Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Frances Hospital or to Masses. Mrs. Pastor died at 6:13 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 82 years old on March 21. She was a housekeeper in Mt. Olive before she retired, a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and an avid bingo player. She was born in Dalzell, a daughter of Edward and Margaret Pico Rossio, and attended the Wilsonville school. Her first marriage was to Ublado Rami in 1936; he died in July 1946. She married John Francis Pastor on November 19, 1949, in Mt. Olive; he died April 9, 1974. Surviving are a son, John E. Pastor and wife Gail of Hernando, Fla.; daughter, Frances M. Hartman and husband William of Chicago; sisters, Mary Mengal of Staunton, Jenny Wiser of Benld, Lucille Litherland of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four grandchildren. A sister, Katherine Booker, preceded her in death. Services for Angelina Lena "Angie" Pastor, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Holy Trinity Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Daniel Dragovich and Braden Grejtak were altar servers. Ruthmary Zubal, organist, and the Holy Trinity choir provided the music. Pallbearers were Luke Pastor, Kris Hartmann, Erik Hartmann, Terry Marietta, Otto Goldasich, Mike Grejtak. Burial was in Benld Cemetery. Becker and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a luncheon was served to family and friends by the women of Holy Trinity. Mrs. Pastor, 82, died Saturday, March 27, in St. Francis Hospital.

Patterson, Edward F.

Edward F. Patterson, brother of Robert K. Patterson of Harvel, died Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Cass County, Minnesota. He was 61 years old on December 30, and an Air Force veteran. He resided in Springfield for most of his life and worked as a mail processing clerk with the U.S. Postal Service. He was born in Hillview, a son of Edward Worell and Inez Marie Taylor Patterson. He married Linda M. Drew in 1983. She survives. Surviving also are six children, none from the local area; his mother, Inez Patterson of Chatham; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday afternoon in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, with burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Patton, Harold R.

Retired Major General Harold R. Patton, of Springfield, died Saturday, August 21, 1999, in St. John's Hospital. He was adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard from 1969 to 1978. He began his military career in 1943, serving in World War II as a platoon sergeant with Company L, 242nd Infantry. In 1944, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served as commander of Company K, 345th Infantry in the European theater of operations, participating in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. From 1946 to 1950, he served in the Officer Reserve Corps. He then joined the Illinois National Guard and entered active service in the Korean War, assigned as adjutant, intelligence officer and operations and training officer at headquarters IX. He was promoted to Major in 1954, and Lieutenant Colonel in 1960. He also served as Operations and training officer for the headquarters detachment of the ING. He was promoted to Colonel in 1966. The following year he was appointed assistant adjutant general and promoted to Brigadier General. In 1969, he was promoted to Major General and named the adjutant general of Illinois. He was born in Virden, a son of Frank R. and Rachel L. Eccles Patton. His first wife, the former Juanita L. Field, died in 1981. His second wife, the former Morselene Harvick-Micheletta, died in 1990. Surviving are a daughter, Rosemary Hany of Schwedelbach, Germany; step son, David Micheletta of Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandsons and a step granddaughter. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Stabb Funeral Home where services are to be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Pauge, Jr., Louis W.

Services for Louis William Pauge, Jr., formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Paul Lellelid officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, the Heart Fund or the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mr. Pauge died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, April 19, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 72 years old last May 13, and a Navy veteran. He retired from Laclede Steel in Alton and was formerly a coal miner at Mine 15 in White City. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He had attended the Zion Lutheran German School in Mt. Olive. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Louis, Sr., and Anna Loescher Pauge. He married Viola Eickmeyer Peters on october 9, 1953, in Prairietown. She died September 12, 1982. Surviving are daughters, Arlene Harbaugh and husband Dave of Mt. Clare, Betty Pierce and husband Bill of LaPorta, Minn; son, Orville Peters and wife Sharon of Potosi, Mo.; brother, Donald Pauge of Oak Lawn; sisters, Edna Johnson of Springfield, Elda Scheller of Mt. Olive, Violet Mae Sandner of Cabot, Alaska; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Anna Pierce and Wilma Pauge. Services for Louis Pauge, Jr., of Mt. Clare and formerly of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Paul Lellelid, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Litchfield, officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wilbert Scheller, Dave Barski, David Harbaugh, Jr., Randy Niehaus, Mike Laws and Don Sykes. Michael Kasarda and Dick Luescher folded and presented the flag to the family. Taps was played by Jared Carlin and Ryan Obernuefemann. Following the services a lunch was served to family and friends at the home of a sister, Elda Scheller, Mt. Olive. Mr. Pauge, 72, died at Monday, April 19, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Pavich, John

John Pavich, formerly of Mt. Olive, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in his home in Mesa, Ariz. He was 86 years old last October 1. He was a foreman for U.S. Steel Company in Chicago before he retired in 1969. Surviving are his wife, Julia; daughter, Jean Spehar; son, John Pavich; sister, Mileda Boskovich; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 4436 East McKinley, Phoenix, AZ 85008. The family suggests memorials be directed there. In charge of funeral arrangements was Mountain View Mortuary of Mesa.

Pavlak, Sharon M.

Services for Sharon M. Pavlak, of Nokomis, were held at 11 this morning in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home there. The Rev. Danny Brown officiated. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Mrs. Pavlak died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 56 years old on May 21. She was born in Montgomery County, a daughter of Clarence Lloyd Murkin and Virginia Hicks. Her husband, Albert Pavlak, survives as does her mother. Surviving also are sisters, Patricia Kay Carlock of Fillmore, Donna June Burgess and Linda Arlene Bell, both of Nokomis.

Pavlack, William J.

Services for William Joseph Pavlack, brother of Albert Pavlak of Nokomis, were held in Clinton today with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery there. Mr. Pavlak, 68, died Friday, December 10, 1999, in BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Surviving also are his wife, Helen; daughter, Lindy Summitt of Clinton; a sister, June Staffon of Bull Head, Nev.; and a grandson.

Payne, Allyson K.

Allyson Kristine Payne, daughter of Jason and Ginger Gunn Payne of Riverton, died at birth at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 1999, in St. John's Hospital. Surviving besides her parents are maternal grandparents, Clyde Gunn and Debbie Dutton of Pawnee, Earl and Sue Furlong of Athens; paternal grandparents, Donald and Helen Kay Hurley Carlin of Chestnut, Leon Payne of Tampa, Fla., Brett Garlits of Mt. Pulaski; maternal great grandparents, Moe and Lee Bernhardt of Hillsboro; paternal great grandparents, Carl and Ruby Hurley of Lincoln and Anna Hefner. Graveside service was held Saturday in Steenbergen Cemetery at Mt. Pulaski.

Payne, Luzader M.

Luzader M. "Mike" Payne, step father of Beverly Mink of Nokomis, died Sunday, November 8, 1998, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. He was 76 years old on April 11, and an Army Air Corps veterans of World War II. He was self employed as a carpenter and a master craftsman. He was active in the Masonic organization including membership in the Locust Lodge AF&AM, Ansar Shrine and Springfield Consistory, commander of the Legion of Honor, Christian County Shrine Club and Three Wheelers. He was born in Owaneco, a son of Frank J. and Martha Ramus Payne. He married Mary M. Ahwan in 1942 and she died in 1987. He married Florine Foster Ayers in 1988 in Owaneco and she survives. Surviving also are sons, Ronald Payne of Henderson, Nev., Leslie Payne of Whitten, Germany, Michael and Robert Payne of Owaneco; daughter, Judy Longden of St. Louis; four other stepchildren, Randy, Wiley Jr. and Brad Ayers of Clinton, Cindy Bandeko of Normal; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Connolly McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Owaneco.

Pazero, Sr., Kenneth P.

Services for Kenneth Peter "Kenny" Pazero, Sr., of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Church there with the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiating. Friends may call on Saturday in Becker and Son Funeral Home from 9 to 10:45 a.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Knights of Columbus Council 8716 or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Following the services a lunch will be provided for family and friends in the church social rooms by the women of the church. Mr. Pazero died at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 1998, in his home. He was 69 years old on November 22. He retired as an inspector at Fiat Allis in Springfield, having been employed there for 33 1/2 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, the Knights of Columbus Father Knaperek Council 8716, Mt. Olive VFW Post 5790. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. An Army veteran he served in the Philippines during the Korean War. He was born in Benld, a son of Joseph and Ann Janulovich Pazero, attended school there and graduated from Benld High School in the class of 1947. He married Norma Topernick on October 10, 1953, in Hillsboro. She died in May 1959 and on November 23, 1963, he married Theresa Zippay in Mt. Olive. She survives. Surviving also are a son, John Pazero of Greenville, S.C.; daughters, Sherry Hittmeier and husband Don, Jo Painter and husband Kevin, all of Litchfield, Shelly Logue and husband Bill of Hamel, Pat Barto of Springfield; his mother, Ann Pazero of Benld; brother, Joseph Pazero and wife Joyce of Worden; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding him in death were a son, Kenneth Peter "Pete" Pazero, Jr.; his father, Joseph Pazero; and a granddaughter, Kristen Logue Wood. Services for Kenneth Peter "Kenny" Pazero, Sr., of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Church there. The Rev. Father Larry Anshcutz officiated. Altar servers were Braden Grejtak, Whitney Grejtak and Daniel Dragovich. Ruth Zubal, organist, accompanied the Holy Trinity choir. Pallbearers were Gene, Lennie, Donald and Melvin Koniak, George Dugan, Larry Frensko and Larry Riggin. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Following the services a luncheon was served to family and friends in the church social rooms by the women of the church. Mr. Pazero, 69, died Wednesday, December 9, in his home.

Peacock, Edgar A.

Edgar A. Peacock, of Carlinville, who has relatives in the local area, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. He was 77 years old on April 15, and an Army veteran of World War II. He farmed in Macoupin and Greene Counties and then worked for Monterey Coal Company in Carlinville. He retired in 1987. In connection with his Army service, he served as chaplain for 23 years at reunions for the 44th Tank Battalion. He was a member of the Guy Baird American Legion Post 554 of Carlinville. He was born in Lowder, a son of Ernest and Mae Yates Peacock. He married Irene Behme January 12, 1946, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Carol Mears of Arenzville; sons, Galen Peacock of Gilson, Lanny Peacock of Greenfield; brother, James Peacock of Las Vegas; sisters, Twyla Harris of Hurst, Texas, Lorraine Hazeltine of Santa Rosa, Calif.; five grandchildren, six step grandchildren, six great grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Carlinville Southern Baptist Church. Burial will be in Emerick Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville.

Pelc, Helen

A joint graveside service for Helen Pelc and Stanley Urbon will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Benld City Cemetery. The brother and sister were formerly from Benld. Mrs. Pelc, of Pontiac, Mo., died January 25, 1998, in Mountain Home, Ark. Her brother, Stanley Urbon, also of Pontiac, died September 2, 1997, in Mountain Home. A daughter and son of Frank and Barbara Juelevich Urbon, they were both born in Benld, she on April 3, 1911, and he on May 17, 1917. Both resided in the Chicago area for a number of years before moving to Pontiac. Mrs. Pelc worked for 25 years at the Presbyterian and St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, retiring in 1984 and then moving to Pontiac. Her husband, Laddie Pelc, whom she married on January 27, 1932, died March 19, 1962. They had no children. Mr. Urbon worked at Goodman Manufacturing until he retired in 1993, and moved to Pontiac, Mo. He was survived by his wife; a son, William of California; daughters, Dawn Duty of Bensonville, Lauren Skrundy of Indiana and from a former marriage, Barbara Roller of Florida and Robert of Illinois; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A brother preceded the two in death. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie & Benld, was in charge of arrangements.

Pelkey, Mildred L.

Services for Mildred Lillian Pelkey, mother of Clarice Andrey of Taylor Springs, will be held at a later date in California. Ellinger - Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Pelkey, of Union City, Calif., died at 4:11 a.m. Sunday, August 22, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 87 years old last September 12. She managed a variety store before she retired, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Fraternal Order of Eagles and White Shrine Amaranth. She was born in Elkhart, Ind., a daughter of Merl and Ethel Richmond Cultis. She married Clarence Albert Pelkey on October 23, 1932, in Oakland, Calif. He died April 20, 1981. Surviving besides the daughter here are a son, Theodore Pelkey of Union City; two other daughters, Patricia Loretz of Hurst, Texas, Susan Troche of Fremont, Calif.; 13 grandchidlren and 19 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Thomas Pelkey.

Pence, Harold W.

Services for Harold W. Pence, of Litchfield, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplin at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Pence died at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 78 years old on June 7, and an Army veteran of World War II. Much decorated during his military service. he was a medic serving from 1940 to 1945. He was a mail clerk with the Litchfield post office for 20 years and before that worked at the A&P egg warehouse in Litchfield. He also worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and computers. He was born in Raymond, a son of Clyde W. and Della Mae Williams Pence. He married Audrey J. Gurick on September 6, 1947, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael Pence and wife Patti of Litchfield, Patrick Pence and wife Elizabeth of Bourbonnais; daughter, Cathy Vega and husband Jerry of Litchfield; brothers, Robert B., Ralph W. and James R. Pence, all of Florida, George "Tom" Pence of Livingston, Ray G. "Peg" Pence of Litchfield; sisters, Shirley Oller of Tremont, Gloria Herr of Overland, Mo., Delores Benning of Raymond, Judy Culberson of Litchfield; and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, John, Russell and Dale Pence and a sister, Ramona Jane Pence. Services for Harold W. Pence, of Litchfield, were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "My Country Tis of Thee." Organist was Irene Graden. Pallbearers were Rex Culberson, Richard Polston, Lamoine Gurick, Lukas Pence, Mike Pence and Bob Herr. Mr. Pence, 78, died Saturday, May 22, in St. Francis Hospital.

Pence, Wilbur E.

Services for Wilbur E. "Wil" Pence, of Woodson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Coonrod Funeral Home, Winchester. Military rites will be conducted at graveside in Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Murrayville - Woodson Emergency Medical Services. Mr. Pence died Sunday, November 14, 1999, in Passavant Area Hospital. He was 73 years old on March 3, and an Army veteran. He worked in maintenance at Capital Records for more than 20 years. He was a realtor for 18 years, operating Wil's Realty. During his Army service, he was an administrative NCO at Headquarters 24 Corps in Seoul, Korea. He was a member of the Jacksonville Realty Association and the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Winchester. He raced stockcars at the Jacksonville Speedway from 1970 to 1977. He enjoyed racing and carpentry. He was born in Winchester, a son of Jesse and Anna Wright Pence, and graduated from Winchester High School in 1944. He married Martha Janett Kunzeman on July 245, 1945. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Dan E. Pence and wife Karen of Walshville, Larry D. Pence and wife Vickie of Litchfield; daughters, Carolyn S. Davis and husband John, Debbie A. Marlow and husband Gary, all of Woodson, and Marsha Haggard and husband Bob of Jacksonville; brother, Harold Pence and wife Wanda of Winchester, Don Pence and wife Shelby of Murrayville; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a grandson.

Perino, Pearl

Services for Pearl Perino, of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday after 9 a.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center. Mrs. Perino died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 94 years old on November 29. She was a cook at Fazio's restaurant in Benld from 1955 to 1965. She was born in Cardiff, Ill., a daughter of Joseph and Annie Benitone Savio. Her husband, Sisto Perino, died in 1984. Surviving are a son, Pete Perino and wife Nancy of Paso Robles, Calif.; a daughter, Genevieve Schmitt and husband Don of Mobile, Ala.; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Peter Savio and a sister, Mary Zavattaro.

Perrine, C. Irene

Services for C. Irene Perrine, of Carlinville, were held this morning in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home there. The Rev. David Perrine officiated. Burial was in the Shipman Cemetery. Mrs. Perrine died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, December 17, 1999, in the Heritage Manor of Carlinville. She was 82 years on February 13. She was a past member of the Home Extension Association and the Five Star Club. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Roscoe and Georgia Fite Newby. She married Bert Leo Perrine on March 20, 1935, in Carlinville. He died April 19, 1992. Surviving are daughters, Eunice Jacobs of Litchfield, Alice Westenberg of Gillespie, Charlene Fairless of Raymond, Eugene Perrine of Bicksberg, Miss., Linda Rigsbey of Chesterfield; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert Perrine; brothrs, Kenneth and Charles Newby; sister, Helen Nix; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Davis.

Perrone, John

Services for John Perrone, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Michael's Catholic Church 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 Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's Church or Staunton Home Health. Mr. Perrone died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 14, 1998, in Heritage Manor Nursing Home of Staunton. He was 90 years old on January 16. He was a hoisting engineer with the number 2 mine of Mt. Olive Staunton Coal Company before he retired. A member of St. Michael's Church, he was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2197 and a 4th degree knight. He was a member of the Staunton Country Club. He was born in Barnsborrow, Pa., a son of Sante and Frances Seibila Perrone. He married Marcella Jacobs on November 26, 1936, in Mt. Olive. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Sandra Bond and husband Jim, Marcia Delaney and husband Tom, all of Staunton; son, Jack Perrone and wife Linda of Arnold, Mo.; sister, Mary Thiese of Staunton; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Other survivors include a sister in law, Jessie Paulich of Staunton. Preceding him in death are a daughter, Mary Ann; brother, Antone Perrone; sisters, Jennie Dumont and Santa Sanders.

Perry, Barbara
Barbara Marie Perry, step sister of Brian Hayes of Nokomis, died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, in her home in Flora. She was 50 years old on September 10. She was born in Taylorville, a daughter of Wilbur and Hazel Tanner Prasun. She married Eldon Perry on April 9, 1971, in Taylorville. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Christopher Perry of Herrin, Gregory Perry of Effingham, Matthew Perry of Flora; daughter, Kimberly Ann Perry of Flora; her mother and stepfather, Hazel and Clarence Hayes of Taylorville; brothers, Jack Prasun of Moweaqua, Robert Lee Prasun of Windsor; sisters, Glenda Johnson of Owensville, Martha Norville of Taylorville; other step brothers, Mark Hayes of Elkhart, Jim Hayes of San Bernardino, Calif.; step sisters, Marilyn Garmon and Barbara Hayes of Taylorville. Services were conducted on Thursday in Flora. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery there.

Pervinsek, Elsie Wilhelmina

Services for Elsie Wilhelmina Pervinsek, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Robert Dohm officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of service. Mrs. Pervinsek died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, in Terrace West Nursing Home in Midland, Texas. She was 96 years old on September 15. She was born in Dortmund, Germany, a daughter of William and Laura Pottoff Thiessen. She married Joseph Pervinsek on September 18, 1924, in Carlinville. He died May 10, 1976. Surviving are a son, Robert Pervinsek and wife Carol of Carrollton, Texas; brother, Martin Thiessen of Carlinville; sisters, Edna Sagal of Boynton Beach, Fla., Lena Medrow of Delray Beach, Fla.; a granddaughter, Susan Holten of Carrollton, Texas, and great granddaughter, Hillary Holten. Preceding her in death were five brothers and one sister.

Petcher, Christopher John

Private graveside service for Christopher John Petcher, infant son of Jim and Vicki Summers Petcher of Hillsboro, will be held Monday. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The baby was dead at birth at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. Surviving besides his parents are his twin, James Thomas, brothers, Jake and Sam and sister, Andrea, all at home; paternal grandparents, John and Hazel Petcher of Hillsboro; maternal grandmother, Marjorie Summers of Hillsboro; paternal great grandmother, Mildred Petcher of Hillsboro. His maternal grandfather, John Summers, preceded him in death.

Peters, Ben D.

Ben D. Peters, of rural Litchfield, died at 10:24 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 1998, in his home. He was 70 years old on November 6. He had lived in rural Litchfield for many years and was a retired teacher, having taught English and literature. He was also a librarian and a self employed farmer. After graduating from high school in Chanute, Kansas, in 1946, he attained a bachelor's degree at Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, and a master's degree in library science at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. He also attended the following colleges and universities: University of Georgia, University of Missouri, Wichita State University, Sangamon State University, Pittsburg State University, Sacred Heart College, Echard College, Lincoln Land Community College and Manatee Community College. He served with the Kansas State Guard, the Marine Corps, the Army Reserves, Civil Air Patrol and Air Force Auxiliary. He was a member of the Catholic faith, St. Louis Soaring Association, Short Wing Piper Club, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association, American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. Born in Buffalo, Kansas, he was a son of John and Mabel Dryden Peters. Surviving are sons, Ben C. and David D. Peters, both of Pittsburg, Kansas; daughters, Suzanne K. Lindsay, also of Pittsburg, Angela Alsop of Prairie Village, Kansas; brother, William "Pete" Peters of McPherson, Kansas; sister, Faith Penner of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. No local services are planned. The remains are to be cremated with Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, in charge of arrangements. Burial of the cremains will take place at a later date with Glidden Ediger Funeral Service, McPherson, Kansas, in charge.
 

Private family services for Dorothy Almeta Peters were held at 10:30 this morning in Plummer Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Clifford Adair of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel. Cremation was to follow the services. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Doyle Memorial Public Library in Raymond. Mrs. Peters died at 12:03 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 78 years old on June 14. She and her husband operated the Darald Peters Ford dealership in Raymond for many years. She retired on July 31, 1979. She had also been employed by radio station WSMI for 10 years. She was a graduate of the Metropolitan Business College in Chicago. She was a charter member of the Lincolnwood Community Reading Center, now the Doyle Memorial Public Library, in Raymond and served as the secretary - treasurer for 20 years, from 1973 to 1993. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Harvel. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Russell B. and Almeta G. Husman Bandy, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1939. She married Darald Wayne Peters on February 22, 1957, in Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are a brother, Glenn R. Bandy and wife Patricia of Champaign; sister, Dolores A. Wieties and husband William of Chatham. Preceding her in death were a son, Richard Hailstone on June 7,1974, and a brother,Bill Bandy.

Peters, Marian M.

Services for Marian M. Peters, of Watseka, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Calvary Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Dean Bottjen officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Baier Funeral Home, Watseka. Mrs. Peters died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in Litchfield in the home of her daughter, Renee Epplin. She was 75 years old on October 14. She worked for Iroquois Hospital, Blue Cross Insurance and UARCO before she retired. She was a member of the Watseka BPW, the Legion Auxiliary and Calvary Lutheran Church. She especially enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles and reading. She was born in Cissna Park, a daughter of Sam and Katherine Glabe Lober. She married Ed Peters on March 16, 1945, in Riverside, Calif. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Scott Peters and wife Lynn of Minneapolis, Minn., Ronald Peters of Watseka; daughters, Renee Epplin and husband Dr. Jerome Epplin of Litchfield, Dona Kellems and husband John of Watseka; brother, Ross Lober and wife Vallerie of Chicago; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Dona. Marian M. Peters died Thursday, April 29, in the home of her daughter, Renee Epplin of Litchfield. Services were held Sunday in Watseka. Besides two sons, two daughters and a brother, there are five grandchildren surviving. The grandchildren were not included in the obituary which ran in Friday's paper. They are Kate Epplin and husband Joe Baima, Luke Epplin, Rachel Epplin, Tracy Stewart and husband Andy and David Kellems and wife Theresa. 

Peters, Sharon L.

Services for Sharon Lynn Peters, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Peters died at 3:25 p.m. Friday, May 21, 1999, in Pacific, Mo. She was 50 years old on April 1. She was born in Washington, Mo., a daughter of Charles E. and Magdalene Blanton Crider, and attended schools in Chicago, graduating from Senn High School there. She married Orville M. Peters on May 23, 1968, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Melvin Chris Peters of Mt. Olive, Charles E. Peters and wife Loretta of Lawton, Okla., Terry G. Peters and wife Margaret of Potosi, Mo., Cory Peters of Pacific, Mo.; daughters, Tonya M. Purler and husband Frank of Ripley, Okla., Tammy K. Purler and husband Richard of Pacific, Mo., Corrina Peters of Pacific, Mo.; brothers, Edwin E., Kenneth W., Richard F, and Michael E. Crider, all of Hephzibah, Ga., Arthur L. and Melvin P. Crider of Potosi, Mo., and Kevin D. Crider of Caledonia, Mo.; a sister, Beverly A. Kelly of Angletown, Texas; and five grandchildren. Services for Sharon Lynn Peters, of Pacific, Mo., were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Terry Breum officiated. Eulogy written by Mrs. Peters was delivered by a son-in-law Frank Purler. Musical selections included solos by Elizabeth Pashea of "What a Day," and by Linda Fay Minigh of "God Sent an Angel." Both were accompanied by Dave Pashea, Jim Minigh and Kevin Crider, all on guitar. Pallbearers were Richard Purler, Ron Blanton, tony Blanton, Rick Blanton, Darrell Poertner and Billy Poertner. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Following the service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends in the Oltmann pavilion at Hagerman park. Mrs. Peters, 50, died Friday, May 21, in Pacific.

Peterson, Olga

Graveside service for Olga Peterson, formerly of Coffeen, will be held in Olive Hill Cemetery there. Memorials are suggested to the Olive Hill Cemetery board in care of Toberman's Funeral Home, Coffeen. Mrs. Peterson died Saturday, December 4, 1999, in Bellair, Florida. She was 99 years old on November 20. She had retired to Bellair and lived there for 32 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Rotary Anns. Before moving to Florida, she resided for a time in Pekin and became one of five founders of the Pekin Hospital League. She was also a 62-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a 60-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was born in Coffeen, a daughter of William and Mary Cullen Clotfelter, Jr. She married Franklin Peterson on June 14, 1921. He died in 1984. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Clotfelter. Cousins survive, including Charlotte Laurent of Coffeen

Peyla, Stephen Michael

Services for Stephen Michael Peyla, son of Linda Peyla who serves as pastor of the United Methodist Churches in Pocahontas and Panama, were held at 11 this morning in the Pocahontas United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Burroughs officiated. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Collinsville. Mr. Peyla died at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999, in his home at Pocahontas. He was 18 years old on June 24, and a student at Kaskaskia Junior College. He was born in Belleville Surviving are his mother, Linda Pierce Peyla; his father and step mother, Robert and Brenda Peyla of Collinsville; brother, Robert Peyla of Highland; sisters, Jennifer and Janis Peyla of Pochahontas; maternal grandmother, Irma Pierce of Edwardsville; paternal grandparents, Robert and Marie Peyla of Collinsville. Others surviving include his fiancee, Katy Jenkins of Greenville. Preceding him in death were a sister, Kristy Peyla and his maternal grandfather, Robert Pierce. 

Phillips, Harriet I.

Services for Harriet Irene Phillips, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Hospital or the American Heart Association. Mrs. Phillips died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 90 years old on September 29. She and her husband, Gene, moved to Litchfield from Granite City on January 2, 1935. She worked with her husband at Vern and Gene's IGA and was also employed in the office of WEPCO Manufacturing Company in Litchfield. She was a member of the Litchfield Country Club for more than 60 years and was an active participant in golf, bowling, bridge clubs, the arts and various women's clubs. She was heavily involved in the pageant for the 1953 Litchfield Centennial celebration. She was born in Granite City, a daughter of Harvey Thomas and Olive Estella Schembra Boone. She married Eugene Thomas Phillips on July 1, 1933, in Granite City. Surviving are sons, Clifford Phillips and wife Frances of Carbondale, Timothy Phillips and wife Elizabeth; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. A brother, Daniel Francis Boone, preceded her in death.

Phillips, Ronald D.

Services for Ronald D. Phillips, father of Kevin Phillips of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Greg White officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Mr. Phillips, of Carlinville, died at 2:28 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in his home. He was 62 years old on March 10. He was a truck driver for C.R.S.T. Trucking Company before he retired. He was born in Alton, a son of Percy and Corda Harstock Phillips. His wife, the former Mary Jane Mellenthin, survives. Surviving also are another son, Ronald Phillips of Austin, Texas; daughters, Jacqueline Mellenthin of Huntingburg, Ind., Theresa Stagner of Staunton, Sarah Phillips of Carlinville, Carol Martin of Pekin; mother, Corda Phillips of Wood River; brothers, Bill Phillips of Camden, N.J., Larry Phillips of Alton; and 13 grandchildren. His father, Percy Phillips, preceded him in death. Services for Harriet Irene Phillips, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. During the service eulogies were given by Mrs. Phillips son, Clifford Phillips and a granddaughter, Pam Chaney. Mrs. Chaney, representing the grandchildren, gave a eulogy of the attributes they favored in their grandmother. Played in the background was the song, "Little Things Mean Alot." Pallbearers were Mason Bouillon and Bill Roach, both of Litchfield, Bill McKenna of Crestwood, Mo., Chris Phillips of Fort Worth, Texas, Clifford Phillips Jr. of Marion, Tim Phillips of Makanda and Derek Bittner of West Frankfort. Following the committal service family and friends gathered at the Litchfield Country Club for a luncheon. Mrs. Phillips, 90, died Sunday, May 30, in St. Francis Hospital.

Piazza, Emma M.

Services for Emma M. Piazza, of Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Richard Bolin, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hillsboro Health Care Center or Hillsboro Hospital. Mrs. Piazza died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 94 years old on March 10. She was an owner and operated Piazza Brothers Grocery store in Kortkamp for nearly 40 years. She also worked at Jubelt's Bakery for seven years. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and a former member of the VFW Auxiliary. With the exception of two years spent in Chicago, she resided in the Hillsboro area most of her life. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of John and Madelena Erspamer Maninfior. She married Emil Piazza on October 22, 1921, in Hillsboro. He died in August 1974. Surviving are a daughter, Irene Reck and husband Virgil of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Susan White and husband Gene, Randy Reck, all of Hillsboro, David Reck and wife Lynda of Sebring, Fla., Debi Gray of Kirkland, Wash.; and nine grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Dorothy Gray in 1987; brother, Frank Maninfior; sisters, Albina Moreland and Catherine Fahien.

Pickering, Dena M.

Services for Dena M. Pickering, formerly of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Herbert H. Coates officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Mrs. Pickering died at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Greenville. She was 91 years old on January 23. She was born in Pella, Iowa, a daughter of Nicholas Aire and Johanna Gerendena Zaayer Van Haaften. She married the Rev. Guy Pickering, August 29, 1929, in Toledo, Iowa. He died February 23, 1986. The couple lived in Coffeen for a time. Besides churches in Illinois, her husband served in Iowa and Missouri and was also superintendent of the Missouri Conference. She was a member of the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Helen Neece of Greenville; a sister, Martha Adamson of Des Moines, Iowa.; a grandchild and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Josephine Van Zomeren and Lora Simms; a brother, Ira VAn haaften; and two grandsons, Michael Gregory and Jeffrey Russell Neece.

Pieper, Melvin J.

Thomas Joseph Pieper, son of Melvin J. Pieper of Nokomis, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, in his home in Springfield. He was 49 years old on October 22. A a chef and a musician, he worked for numerous restaurants around Springfield and also performed with many area bands. He was born in Springfield, a son of Melvin J. Pieper and Sally Ann Kauffman. He married Trudy Pribble on December 4, 1987 in Springfield. She survives. Surviving also are a step son, Shane Peveles of Bloomingdale, Ind.; father and step mother, Melvin and Laura Pieper of Nokomis; brother, Timothy Pieper and wife Darla of Kincaid; sister, Tricia Leaderbrand and husband Terry of Grayslake. His mother, Sally Ann Kauffman, preceded him in death. Friends may on Wednesday in Kirlin - Egan and Butler Funeral Home from noon until the services at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.


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