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Quade, Arlene

Funeral Mass for Arlene Quade, of Gillespie, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Simon and Jude Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Prayer service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Partnership for Educational Excellence. Mrs. Quade died at 12:27 a.m. Sunday, September 26, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 73 years old on November 7. She was born in Radley, Kansas, a daughter of Ludvick and Josephine Subick Rugel. She married Joseph Quade on February 11, 1947, in Gillespie. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Deanna Girardi of Staunton, Jolene Hausman and husband Dennis of Springfield; and four granddaughters, Kristin Girardi of St. Louis, Margo Girardi of Staunton, Lindsay and Sarah Hausman of Springfield. Preceding her in death was a brother, Herman Rugel, and a son in law, Robert Girardi.

Quarton, Wendell E.

Services for Wendell E. Quarton, of rural Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Meinschein Funeral Home, Litchfield, with the Rev. Bill Baughman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Quarton died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 81 years old on September 27. He was a farmer in the Hillsboro area, graduate of Litchfield High School, member of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro and the Moose Lodge of Litchfield. He was born in Goodland, Kansas, a son of John and Florence Adcock Quarton, and was the last of his family having been preceded in death by three brothers, Coy, Robert and Ed Quarton and a sister, Thelma Cook. Services for Wendell E. Quarton, of rural Hillsboro, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Meinschein Fuenral Home. The Rev. Bill Bauhman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, officiated. Irene Graden was the organist. Pallbearers were Glen Greenwood, Wayne Timmons, Kenny Williams, Jack Cool and Bedford Billington. Burial was in Girard Cemetery. Mr. Quarton, 81, died Thursday, January 28, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. 

Queen, Sr. M. Florita

Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial for Sr. M. Florita Queen, O.S.F., sister of Mae Braido of Staunton, will be said at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at the Motherhouse in Springfield by the Rev. Father Terrance Tracey. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Motherhouse. Prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sister Florita died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 1999, in St. Francis Convent. She was 92 years old on August 16. She was born in Glen Carbon, a daughter of James and Jenney Ballock Queen, and entered the congregation of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis on April 19, 1927. She professed religious vows on November 5, 1929. She graduated from St. John's School of Nursing in 1934 and served the community as a registered nurse at several of the Order's hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1985.

Quinn, Christopher T.

Funeral Mass for Christopher Todd Quinn, of Jerseyville, will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Ghost Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father William Hembrow. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, Jerseyville. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday in Crawford Funeral Home at Jerseyville. Mr. Quinn was pronounced dead at 3:37 a.m. Thursday, November 25, 1999, at the site of a one vehicle accident three miles south of Jerseyville. He was 17 years old on September 22. He was a senior at Jersey Community High School and had just begun working as a cook at Pizza Hut in Jerseyville. He enjoyed cars and motorcycles. He was born in Alton, a son of Phillip and Sue Gray Quinn. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Cory Quinn and wife Jamie of Jerseyville; sister, Kelly Beiermann and husband Tim of Jerseyville; and grandparents, Thelma Gray and John Henry Quinn, both of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, John C. Gray and Goldy Quinn.

Race, Arnold

Arnold Race, whose wife the former Dorothy Mikeska was from Taylor Springs, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, in their home in McHenry. Born in Shelby, Mich., he was 78 years old last September 10, and a Marine veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; their children, Robert Arnold, Gina Maureen and John Steven; two sisters, a brother and one grandchild, Morgan Paige Race. Others surviving include his mother in law, Catherine Mikeska of Taylor Springs. Services will be held Wednesday in the Kisselbury - Wauconda Funeral Home, Wauconda. Burial will take place Friday in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Muskegon, Mich.

Rademacher, Martha G.

Word has been received of the death of Martha Gerhardine Rademacher, formerly of Nokomis, at 10 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 1998. Born in Selverde, Germany, a daughter of Gerhard and Elina Aggen Pollmann, she was 91 years old on January 14. She had resided in the United States since immigrating in October 1928. She worked for a farming family in Nokomis for two years to pay for her ticket. On August 25, 1933, in Petersburg, she married Harm Rademacher. He died August 6, 1985. Surviving are four chilren, Anna Funk of Danville, Esther Hartz of Omaha, Neb., Heye Rademacher of CAnville, Edgar Rademacher of Livingston; a brother, Christian Pollmann of Strackholt, Germany; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Other survivors include a nephew and niece, Elmer Broers of Nokomis and Elaine Kuethe of Witt. Funeral services were held in Danville with burial in Lutheran Cemetery there.

Radulovich, Faye C.

Services for Faye C. Radulovich, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating. 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 United Methodist Church of Benld. Mrs. Radulovich died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 1999, in St. John's Hospital North, Springfield. She was 70 years old on June 15. She was a scriber for Hano Business Forms in Mt. Olive before she retired. She was born in Benld, a daughter of David and Elizabeth Robertson Anderson. She married Robert J. Radulovich on July 31, 1954, in Carlinville. He survives. Surviving also are brothers, Sam Anderson of Benld, David Anderson of Bunker Hill; sisters, Elizabeth Hasquin of Benld, Isabelle Bollini of Joliet, Mary Tongya of Chicago. Preceding her in death were a brother, Peter Anderson and sisters, Lillian Behrens and Christine Anderson.

Ragsdale, Carl H.

Services for Carl H. Ragsdale, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church there with the Rev. Dr. Ronald Rhodus officiating. Military rites will be conducted at graveside in the Stonington Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Patton Memorial Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church Elevator Fund. Mr. Ragsdale died Thursday, February 25, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 86 years old on March 15, and was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He had resided in Hillsboro since 1975 and before that he lived in Taylorville for about 40 years. He was a coal miner, retiring in 1966. He also worked as a carpenter and a millrite. During his military service he was a tailgunner and a machinist. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and was ordained deacon on April 4, 1976. He was also a member of the American Legion and the United Mine Workers of America. He was born in Herrick, a son of Thomas Fredrick and Minnie Bremer Ragsdale, and graduated from high school in Christopher in 1934. He married Virginia Meredith on February 1, 1945, in Miami, Fla. She later died. On June 23, 1979, in the Calvary Baptist Church of Hillsboro, he married Wilma Davidson. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Joseph L. and wife Pat of Hillsboro; daughter, Nancy Carole Dooley and husband Larry of Stonington; a sister, Wanata Campbell of Tulsa, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death besides his first wife were sons, Donald in infancy and William; a daughter, Barbara Mink; and a brother, Thomas Fredrick Ragsdale.

Ramey, Harold Richard

Services for Harold Richard "Dick" Ramey, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Johnson, pastor of Union Avenue Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield. Mr. Ramey died Sunday, September 13, 1998, in an automobile accident near St. Charles, Mo. He was 59 years old on March 7, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. A career officer in the Navy, he retired after 20 years of service with the rank of chief petty officer. He was a flight engineer. He returned to Litchfield and was employed in the Litchfield School District as bus driver and custodian at Madison Park School. He was also drove a semi and for Cavallo Bus Lines. He was a member of VFW Post 3912 and Moose Lodge 1634, both of Litchfield, and the U.S. 66 Honda Riders Chapter 23. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Harold Wesley and Helen Louise Clarkson Ramey, and attended schools here. He first marriage was to the former Peggy Medford in 1958. They were later divorced. He then married Yacko Koizumi on March 14, 1968, in Iwakuni, Japan. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Harold R. "Bob" Ramey and wife Audrey of Florida, Larry Ramey of Bloomington; daughters, Peggy Lynn Holdman and husband Wesley of Springfield, Linda Ramey and husband Stuart Roush of Surprise, Ariz.; his mother and step father, Helen and Virgil Messerle of Gillespie; a brother, Steven Ramey and wife Mary of Valier; eight grandchildren and a great grandson. Preceding him in death were his father, Harold; an infanty daughter, Kathryn Ramey and an infant sister, Kathryn Sue Ramey. Services for Harold Richard "Dick" Ramey, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Jay Johnson, of Union Avenue Christian Church, officiated. During the service the musical selection was "On Eagle's Wings." Pallbearers were Lee Hughes, Merv Hughes, both of Carlinville, Tom Sherman of Gillespie, Bill Burke, Elmer Fritzsche, Brad Niehaus, all of Litchfield. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, with military rties conducted by the Sangamon County Intraveterans Detail Squad. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Mr. Ramey, 59, died Sunday, September 13, in St. Charles County, Mo. A correction in the obituary of Harold Richard "Dick" Ramey has been requested by family members. Mr. Ramey, 59, died Sunday, September 13, in an automobile accident in St. Charles County, Mo. His obituary was in Tuesday's paper. Mr. Ramey's first wife was the former Peggy Mefford, whom he married on June 2, 1959. They were divorced in March 1969. He then married Yacko Koizumi in Iwakuni, Japan. Both survive. Also surviving are two sons and a daughter from his first marriage, Bob Ramey of Cape Coral, Florida, Larry Ramey of McLean and Peggy Lynn Holdman of Williamsville; a daughter from his second marriage, Linda Ramey and husband Stuart Rousch of Surprise, Ariz.; his mother and step father, Helen and Virgil Messerle of Gillespie; a brother, Steven Ramey of Valier; eight grandchildren and a great grandson. Preceding him in death were his father, Harold Wesley Ramey; and infant son, Scott Allen Ramey and an infant sister, Kathryn Sue Ramey.

Ramirez, Raymond R.

Funeral Mass for Raymond R. Ramirez, father of Karen Clarke of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chatham. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Springfield. Prayer service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. John's Hospice or to St. John's Home Health Services. Mr. Ramirez died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in his Springfield home. He was 65 years old on December 7. He was founder of Rameriz Associates, which provides expert services to organizations and facilities serving the developmentally disabled, and retired in 1998. He was active in the mental health field, including being a founding member of the National Council of Community Mental Health Centers, past president of the Illinois Association of Community Mental Health Agencies, and a former counselor with the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals. He was born in Springfield, a son of Abraham E. and Ignacia Hernandez Ramirez. He married Marilyn J. Belott in 1960 in Orange, N.J. Surviving are sons, Dr. Raymond Ramirez, DVM of Maroa, William Ramirez of New Port Beach, Calif., David Ramirez of Wichita, Kan., James P. Ramirez of Jackson, Wyo.; two other daughters, Marianne Rush of Pleasant Plains, Barbara Ramirez of Kissimmee, Fla.; brothers, Frank, Abraham and Joseph Ramirez, all of Springfield, Louis Ramirez of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and six grandchildren.

Ramseier, Leola M.

Services for Leola Mae Ramseier, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld. Burial will be in Staunton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ramseier died at 8 p.m. Monday, November 22, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 77 years old on May 6. She was a clerk at Fashion Lane in Staunton before she retired. She was a graduate of Benld High School. She was born in Benld, a daughter of Herb and Ila Sintay Dingerson. Her husband, Charles Ramseier, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Randy Ramseier of Benld; daughter, Bonnie Nungesser of Edwardsville; and a granddaughter, Nicole Nungesser of Edwardsville.

Randle, Carl Christopher

Carl Christopher Randle, formerly of Litchfield, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Mesa, Arizona, following a brief illness. He was 86 years old on February 3, and an Army veteran of World War II. He had resided in Arizona since 1950 where he worked in civil service as as weapons technician. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk for 59 years, also a member of the the American Legion, and a life member of the La Societe des 40 Hommes B.T. 8 Chsvauz. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Christopher N. and Nana Redfern Randle, and graduated from Litchfield High School. He married Jean Martin on June 20, 1948, in Springfield. Surviving are his wife, Jean of Gilbert, Ariz.; step daughter, JoAnn Eramo of Yamhill, Oregon, six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Private services will be held. Bueler Mortuary, 14 West Hulet drive, Chandler, AZ 85224, was in charge of arrangements.

Randle, Robert Lee

Services for Robert Lee Randle, brother of Betty Quinn and husband Dale of Litchfield, will be held in Minneapolis, Minn. Burial will be in Fort Snelling Cemetery there. Mr. Randle, of Richfield, Minn., died at noon Tuesday, November 3, 1998, in Richfield. He was 66 years old on September 27. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Maynard R. and Evelyn N. Corrington. After graduating from Litchfield High School in the class of 1952, he served in the Air Force for four years. He married Marilyn Ann Hansen of Kenmare, N.D., on June 29, 1956. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Robert John Randle of Richfield; daughter, Julie Ann Orrick and husband Keith of St. Louis Park, Minn.; and grandsons, Larry and Andrew Orrick of St. Louis Park. Other survivors include nieces and nephews, Lois Ziegler and husband David, Rebecca Mehochko and husband George, all of Litchfield, Dennis Quinn and wife Andrea, Randy Quinn and wife Lela, Tim Quinn of Litchfield, Kelly Quinn of McMinnville, Oregon; great nephews and niece, Jason, Justin, Ed, Joseph and Rebekah Quinn of Litchfield, Brandon, Aaron and Zack Quinn of McMinnville. Preceding him in death were his father on January 13, 1962, and his mother on December 9, 1997.

Rapp, NIcholas P.

NIcholas Porter Rapp, the 3 year old son of Thomas and Jean Ann Rapp of Davis, Fla., died Friday, November 12, 1999, in Joe DeMaggio Children's Hospital in Florida. Surviving besides his parents are sisters, Lindsay Dee Anderson, Kelsey Rapp and twin brother, Matthew Rapp; paternal grandmother, Eileen Rapp of Davis; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Dee Ann Rosko of Witt; and maternal great grandparents, Stanley and Susan Senovick of Pana.

Rappe, Patrick Aloysius

Memorial Mass for Patrick Aloysius "Pat" Rappe, formerly of the local area, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro. Mr. Rappe died unexpectedly Monday, December 14, 1998, in Sebring, Fla. He was 71 years old on June 9. A resident of Sebring since 1987, he had played 18 holes of golf in the morning and worked on Christmas decorations at home before he was stricken while driving to a store. He retired as vice president of the Acme Chemical Company after 20 years of service to do consulting and operate his own physician search company. While residing in Hillsboro, he was a traveling salesman for the company and upon his promotion in 1964 to sales manager, he moved to the Milwaukee, Wis., and company headquarters. He was a Navy veteran. He was born in Litchfield, one of the 13 children of Dallas and Matilda Durbin Rappe, and was reared in Taylor Springs. He married Mildred "Judy" Johnson on August 30, 1947, in St. Agnes Catholic Church. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Rick Rappe of Minneapolis, Minn., Tim Rappe of Winfield, David Rappe of Milwaukee; a daughter, Lori Rappe of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Mary Freehill of Decatur; brothers, Bernard Rappe of Hillsboro, Tom and Dwight Rappe of Taylorville, Art Rappe of Pine, Ariz., Duane Rappe of Mattoon, Wendell Rappe of Springfield; and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Catherine in infancy, Opal Huber and brothers, Lee, Lyle and Joe Rappe. Expressions of condolence may be sent to Mrs. Rappe at 3415 Sunrise drive, Sebring, FL 33872.

Rappe, Thomas C.

Services for Thomas C. Rappe, brother of Bernard Rappe of Hillsboro, were held Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Mr. Rappe, of Taylorville, died Monday, April 19, 1999, in Meadow Brook Nursing Home there. He was 87 years old on October 31. He had resided in Taylorville since 1983 and was a salesman for Rappe Oil Properties and Realty of Mattoon before he retired. He was born in Taylorville, a son of Dallas and Matilda Durbin Rappe. He married Wilma Crowe in 1939 in Illiopolis. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Ronald J. Rappe of Florida, Thomas R. Rappe of Mattoon; daughters, Judy Fickes of Chatham, Wilma Jean Wales of Springfield; sister, Mary Freehill of Decatur; four other brothers, Dwain Rappe of Mattoon, Dwight Rappe of Taylorville, James A. Rappe of Arizona, Windell Rappe of Springfield; 10 grandchildren, five step grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Rappe, Thomas C.

Services for Thomas C. Rappe, brother of Bernard Rappe of Hillsboro, were held Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Mr. Rappe, of Taylorville, died Monday, April 19, 1999, in Meadow Brook Nursing Home there. He was 87 years old on October 31. He had resided in Taylorville since 1983 and was a salesman for Rappe Oil Properties and Realty of Mattoon before he retired. He was born in Taylorville, a son of Dallas and Matilda Durbin Rappe. He married Wilma Crowe in 1939 in Illiopolis. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Ronald J. Rappe of Florida, Thomas R. Rappe of Mattoon; daughters, Judy Fickes of Chatham, Wilma Jean Wales of Springfield; sister, Mary Freehill of Decatur; four other brothers, Dwain Rappe of Mattoon, Dwight Rappe of Taylorville, James A. Rappe of Arizona, Windell Rappe of Springfield; 10 grandchildren, five step grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Rasure, Georgia P.

Services for Georgia P. Rasure, formerly of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Thrusday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Auburn, with the Rev. Richard R. Harre officiating. Burial will be in Wares Grove Cemetery near Butler. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Mrs. Rasure, of Auburn, died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday, March 7, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 63 years old on January 25. She worked as a waitress in various restaurants throughout the area, including Nino's and Lime Street Cafe in Springfield. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Auburn. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of John W. and Doris E. Stewart Smith. Surviving are a son, Clarence J. "C.J." Rasure of Port Hueneme, Calif.; daughters, Nora B. Rasure of Tuscon, Ariz., September R. Nott of East Peoria; brothers, Ralph "Bud" Warren of Shawnee, Kan., Gary R. Smith of Frasier Park, Colo.; sisters, Velma Atteberry of Auburn, Jean Bennett of Coquille, Ore., Delores Kay Barnes of Dawsonville, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Makenzie Gardner and Tyler Nott.

Rathgeber, Donald C.

Services for Donald C. Rathgeber, of Morrisonville, were held at 10 this morning in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. The Rev. George Christman officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Mr. Rathgeber died Thursday, July 5, 1999, in St. John's North, Springfield. He was 65 years old on October 6. He was a farmer and an employee of the Illinois Secretary of State. He was also a Republican precinct committeeman for many years. He was born in Taylorville, a son of Carl V. and S. Cleona Wright Rathgeber. He married Betty Herald in 1953, and later, in 1991, married Beverly Smith. Surviving are Beverly Smith Rathgeber; sons, Gregory and Kirk of Taylorville, Wayde of Auburn; a daughter, Melissa Long of Assumption; step son, Art Wilson of Buckhart; step daughter, Krista Smith of Fillmore; sister, Elaine Franklin of Morrisonville; and eight grandchildren.

Rathgeber, S. Cleona

Services for S. Cleona Rathgeber, of Morrisonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mrs. Rathgeber died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. She was 91 years old on March 1. She was a member of Morrisonville United Methodist Church, Delpha Alpha Class, Rosalind Chapter 736 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Morrisonville Civic Janes. She was born in Christian County, a daughter of George W. and Mattie Susie Evans Wright. She married Carl V. Rathgeber on July 15, 1926, in Taylorville. He died March 8, 1974. Surviving are a son, Donald C. Rathgeber and wife Beverly of Morrisonville; daughter, Elaine Franklin and husband Galen Lee of Morrisonville; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Rathgeber, Virginia Alberta

Services for Virginia Alberta Rathgeber, formerly of Morrisonville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mrs. Rathgeber, of Vandalia, died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, July 31, 1998, in Fayette County Hospital there. She was 89 years old on April 21. She taught school for many years before she retired. She was born in Christian County, a daughter of Frank and Mattie Privott Campbell. She married Harry Rathgeber on March 14, 1937, in Taylorville. He died May 25, 1982. Surviving are a sister, Nadine Kramer of Bingham, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Carole Myers; sister, Mildred Lawrence and brother, Robert Campbell.

Rau, Marvin Otto

Services for Marvin Otto Rau, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. James Howie officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Rau, of Houston, Texas, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, February 5, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital, after an illness of about five years. He was 65 years old on September 7, and a Navy veteran. He spent his early life in Sorento area and the last 25 years in Houston. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Otto Arno and Caroline Josephine Gilb Rau. He married Alberta Erlene Wall on March 2, 1957, in Sorento. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Brian Scott Rau of Houston, Todd Allen Rau and wife Julie of Walshville; daughter, Marlene Kay Chambless of Kemp, Texas; brothers, Warren Rau of Elyria, Ohio, Kenneth Rau of Foristell, Mo., Otto Rau of Panama; and five grandchildren.

Rawe, Sr. Mary B.

Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Mary Bernard Rawe, O.P., will be said at 7 p.m. today in the Sacred Heart Convent at the Motherhouse in Springfield. Committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. at the Motherhouse. Prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements. Sister Mary Bernard died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, in the Motherhouse. She was 82 years old. She was born in Carrollton, a daughter of Henry and Lucy Selhort Rawe, and entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters in 1940. She pronounced religious vows in 1941. She devoted 47 years to teaching and administration in elementary schools in Litchfield, Jerseyville, New Berlin, Paris, Granite City and at Christ the King and St. Cabrini in Springfield. She also taught in Brawley, Calif., and Denver, Colo. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1988. Surviving are a sister, 19 nieces and 10 nephews. Preceding her in death were five brothers and a sister, Sr. Ignatius Loyola. O.P.

Ray, Ruth F.

Services for Ruth F. Ray, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Bethel Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Bethel Southern Baptist Church. Mrs. Ray died at 8:02 a.m. Monday, November 16, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 70 years old on May 29. She was a retail clerk with the K©Mart store in Edwardsville before she retired, and a member of the Bethel Southern Baptist Church. She was born in Hickman, Kentucky, a daughter of Yvonne and Artie Norris DeBaun. She married Blaine Ray on January 11, 1947, in Union City, Tenn. He died July 14, 1991. Surviving are daughters, Peggy "Sova" Bellman and husband Mike of O'Fallon, Diana Maedge and husband Sam of Staunton; sons, Dan Ray and wife Shirley, Joe Ray and wife Kathy, all of Staunton, Linden Ray of Riverton; sisters, Ruby Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., Rachel Gilliam of South Roxana, Retha Cline of Montgomery, Ala., Rena McIlroy of Gary, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Glenn Ray and a brother, Winfred DeBaun.

Rebhan, Mildred E.

Funeral arrangements for Mildred E. Rebhan, of Raymond, are pending at Hough Funeral Home there. Mrs. Rebhan, 90, died at 10:24 p.m. Sunday, January 31, in St. Francis Hospital. Services for Mildred E. Rebhan, of Raymond, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the First United Presbyterian Church of Raymond with the Rev. Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hough Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond - Harvel Ambulance Service or the Doyle Library in Raymond. Mrs. Rebhan died at 10:24 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 90 years old on November 6. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Herman and Emma Huntman Stillahn. She married Howard H. Rebhan on October 30, 1926, in Danville. He died September 28, 1990. Surviving is a daughter, Polly Wernsing - Schum of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were a brother, William Stillahn and sisters, Nora Sorrells, Verna Lessman and Ella Stillahn.

Reck, Geno

Services for Geno Reck, formerly of Hillsboro, were held Saturday in Holy Family Catholic Church, Peoria, with entombment in the American Mausoleum there. Mr. Reck, of Peoria, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in Chenoa. He was 84 years old on September 14, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a machinist with Caterpillar, Inc., for 20 years and also operated Geno Reck Disposal and Recycling. He was born in the Kortkamp area of Hillsboro, a son of Lawrence and Rita Barketta Reck. He married Mary F. Govaia on September 17, 1933, in Hillsboro. She died January 21, 1990, in Peoria. Surviving are sons, Tony Reck of Paducah, Ky., Joe Reck of Dunlap; daughters, Shirlee Smucker of Washington, Carole Hoffman, Teresa Whitmer of Peoria; brothers, William and Virgil Reck of Hillsboro; a sister, Clara Clinard of Hillsboro; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death besides his wife were a daughter, Carole May Reck, and a sister.

Recker, Robert

Graveside service for Robert Recker was held at 10 this morning in Memorial Park Cemetery at Staunton. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Recker died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, in Walnut Ridge Nursing Home, Springfield. He was 72 years old on March 13. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard and the Marines, and was disabled. Born in Iliopolis, he was a son of Edward and Helen Anschutz Recker, and was not married. He is survived by several cousins

Redell, Norvella

T>Graveside service for Norvella Redell, formerly of Sorento, were held today in Sunnyside Cemetery there. Mrs. Redell, of Erie, died at Thursday, September 16, 1999, in the hospital at Prophetstown. She was 85 years old on September 17. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Elbert and Effie Glenn Caulk. Her first husband, Jess Himes, preceded her in death. She married Dale Redell in November 1972 in Rock Island; he survives. Surviving also are step daughters, Helen Melton of Erie, Kathleen Hayden of Topeka, Kan., Janet Quaintance of Prophetstown, Mary Kucera of Loami; sisters, Evelyn Young of Sorento, Mildred Rameriz of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Lloyd Caulk of New Jersey, Robert Caulk of Sorento; 16 step grandchildren and many step great gand step great great grandchildren.

Redolfi, Dorothy M.

Services for Dorothy M. Redolfi, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Redolfi died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, in her home. She was 98 years old on November 20. She was a member of the VFW Post 4547 auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary of Gillespie and the SS. Simon and Jude Altar Society. She was born in Jacksonville, a daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Lyons Childers. Her husband, Frank Redolfi, died August 15, 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Edith Lyons of Gillespie; grandchildren, Carol Leonard of Gillette, Wyo., Diana Boggs of Glenarm, David Lyons of Flowery Branch, Ga.; eight great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Alice Hamilton and grandsons, Michael C. and Frank Lyons.

Reed, Cleda M.

Services for Cleda M. Reed, of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sorento Assembly of God Church with the Rev. William Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Sorento. Mrs. Reed died at 3:30 p.m. Monday, August 16, 1999, in her home. She was 89 years old on October 16. She was a life-long resident of Sorento, member of the Assembly of God Church there and the American Legion Auxiliary unit. She was born in Highland, a daughter of Emil "Jack" and Sena File Pfister. She married Oliver W. Reed on December 16, 1925, in Pekin. He died September 17, 1979. Surviving are sons, Wallace Reed of Bull Shoals, Ark., LeRoy Reed of Murrayville, Ga.; daughters, Lovetta "Betty" Jarman of Sorento, Shirley Neal of Bukburnett, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death.

Reed, John Wayne

Services for John Wayne Reed, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Sorento, with the Rev. JoAnn Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Reed, of Sorento, died at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 1998, in an auto accident west of Greenville. He was 40 years old on August 6. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Clyde and Delores Heaton Reed, and resided for most of his life in the Litchfield and Sorento areas. He married Denise Davis on May 22, 1998, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are two sons, two step sons, a step daughter; brothers, Rex Kahle of Hillsboro, Clyde Kahle of Litchfield; sisters, Tammy Hogue of Litchfield, Wanda Thompson of Hillsboro, Shirley Warner of Witt and two grandchildren.

Reed, Martha E.

Services for Martha Elizabeth Reed, of Litchfield, will be held at noon Friday in Sorento Baptist Church with the Rev. Elmer Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Perfetti Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Reed died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care. She was 89 years old on December 24. She resided for most her life in the Livingston, Walshville and Litchfield areas. She was born in Walshville, a daughter of William and Lillie Kitchen Hemken. She married James Thomas Reed on September 19, 1936, in Hillsboro. He died March 15, 1996. Surviving are sons, Jerry Reed of Litchfield, Thomas Andrew Reed of Juneau, Alaska; brothers, Kenneth and Charles Hemken, both of Willsboro, Dwight Hemken of Winchester; sister, Dorothy Scott of Alton; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, John "Fritz" Hemken and a sister, Alice Jarman.

Renner, Billy L.

Services for Billy L. "Bill" Renner, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Richard Feyen 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 Leukemia Society. Mr. Renner died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, November 26, 1999, in St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo. He was 63 years old on June 1. He was a maintenance electrician at LaClede Steel in Alton for 41 years before retiring in November 1996. He spent his life residing in the Staunton area and was a member of the Staunton Country Club. He was born in Williamson, a son of Francis and Helen Committs Renner. He married Elitra DeVries on August 30, 1958, in New Douglas. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Amy Beyer and husband Max of St. Louis, Roxanne Marra and husband Robert of Staunton; son, Andrew Renner of Staunton; mother, Helen Renner of Staunton; brothers, Leonard and John Renner, both of Staunton. Preceding him in death were his father, Francis Renner; brother, Frank Renner and two sisters in infancy.

Reener, Edna A.

Edna A. Reener, formerly of Litchfield, died Thursday, October 22, 1998, in Redmond Health Care Center, Redmond, Oregon. She was 67 years old last December 19. She worked in a variety of occupations and most recently as a cook at the Senior Center in Redmond. She lived much of her life here and in Granite City before moving to Redmond in 1990. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Roy and Myron Cloud Reener. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Tooley of Redmond; sisters, Grace Holden, Leeta Crawford and brothers, Bud Reener, Roy Reener, Jr., Gene Reener and Ronald Reener, all of Litchfield; and three grandchildren. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Reener, Eva B.

Services for Eva B. Reener, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Bates, pastor of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mrs. Reener died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in her home. She was 90 years old on May 14. She was born in Irving, a daughter of Melvin L. and Etta May Oller Taylor. She married James A. Reener on October 10, 1964, in Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Floyd R. Horn and wife Ida of Butler, Keith L. Horn and wife Bonnie of Litchfield; daughters, Anna Mae Beckham and husband Robert, and Delores Marie Adams and husband Richard, all of Litchfield; 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sons, Charles, Harold and Vernon Horn; brothers, George, Arthur and Lewis Taylor; sisters, Marie Jett, Genevieve Taylor and Margaret Fogle; grandchildren, Earl, Todd, Harold Jr. and Paul Horn; and one great great grandchild, Zachary Hudzik. Services for Eva B. Reener, of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Bates officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections requested by the family were "Be Not Afraid," "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Peace in the Family." Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Floyd R. Beckham, Richard W. Adams, Melvin Horn, Larry L. Horn, Mark S. Horn, William Beckham, John Leonard, Cody Miller. Mrs. Reener, 90, died Wednesday, June 23, in her home.

Reeves, Gilbert J.

Funeral Mass for Gilbert John Reeves, of Hillsboro, will be said at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Agnes Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Dave Schmidt. Burial will be in Camp Butler Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Reeves died at 10:44 a.m. Monday, May 24, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 85 years old on September 12, and an Army veteran of World War II. He moved to Hillsboro about a year ago after residing in Springfield for 48 years. He was a sales representative for E.I. DuPont before he retired. He was a member of St. Agnes Church. He was born in Walnut, Kansas, a son of Gilbert P. and Josie F. Reeves, and attended schools there. He married Eva May Loyd in Girard, Kansas. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Gary and Ronald Reeves, both of Hillsboro, Norman Reeves of Baytown, Texas; sisters, Connie Viets, Betty Keller; brothers, Tom, Jerry and Bob Reeves; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Jack, Don, Pat and Paul Reeves and sisters, Mary Jo Dent and Esabell Locke.

Reeves, Ruby V.

Funeral arrangements for Mary Lucille Reeves, of rural Donnellson, are pending at Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Mrs. Reeves died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 1998, in her home. She was 88 years old on September 9. She was a teacher in rural schools for many years and had substitute taught in Coffeen and Irving schools. She was born in Montgomery county, a daughter of William Fred and Hattie Ellen Price Neece. She married Dwight Reeves on August 18, 1932. He died January 4, 1989.Surviving are sons, Roger Reeves and wife Kathy of Hillsboro, Fred O. Reeves and wife Bonnie of Mason City, LaMoine E. Reeves and wife Jean of Donnellson; daughter, Myrna Marti and husband Eldon of Afton, Mo.; sister, Jean Brady of Sunset Hills, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Geoff and Dwight Reeves, Shalene and Shelly Reeves, Sharry Mare, Cathy Leffler, Rick Marti and Becky Bergman; and 11 great grandchildren. Services for Ruby V. Reeves, formerly of Donnellson, were held at 10:30 this morning in Patton Memorial Home. The Rev. Conrad Stone, pastor of Donnellson Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Donnellson Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Pana. She was 79 years old on November 30. She moved to Donnellson in 1953 and worked as a cutter at Demoulin's in Greenville. Later, after retiring, she moved to Assumption. She previously resided in Cowden and Brownstown. She was a member of the F.A.N.S. club and the Donnellson Baptist Church. She was born in Brownstown, a daughter of Harvey William and Goldie Emma Landers Knapp. She married Edwin Eugene "Gene" Reeves on November 21, 1953, in Fayette County. He died May 21, 1990. Surviving are a nephew whom she raised, Dale Knapp Jr. of Assumption; a brother, Dale Knapp and wife Virginia of Moweaqua; a sister, Imogene Wells of Donnellson; and five grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Homer, Fred and Darrell Knapp and one in infancy; and sisters, Rosa Doty and Rochelle who died at the age of 1 year. Services for Mary Lucille Reeves, of Donnellson, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Randy Sands, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Donnellson Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Free Methodist Church. Mrs. Reeves, 88, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, August 2, in her home. Her obituary was in Monday's paper.

Reichel, Omar F.

Services for Omar Francis Reichel, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. R.E. George officiating. Burial will be in Union Miners Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Union Miners Cemetery or to Mt. Olive VFW Post 5790. Mr. Reichel died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, December 19, 1999, in his home in Alton. He was 93 years old on October 2, and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner in White City and later an electrician for Beall Tool of East Alton. He was a member of VFW Post 2859 in Wood River and the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Rosewood Heights. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of August and Bertha Voyles Reichel, and attended the White City Grade School. He married Josephine Korunka on March 7, 1936, in Edwardsville. She died March 12, 1997. He was the last of his family, survived only by a niece, Norma Edwards of Canton. Preceding him in death was a sister, Katie Edwards. Services for Omar Francis Reichel, of East Alton, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. The Rev. R.E. George officiated. Burial was in Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace." Ernie Thomack was the soloist and pianist. Pallbearers were Jerome "Butch" Scheller, Earl Hagerman, Rollo Voyles, K.C. Korunka, Frank Schwab and Dan Mancini. The flag was folded by Mancini and Michael Kasarda, and was presented by Mancini to Mr. Reichel's sister in law, Lorene Sullivan. Taps was played by Ernie Thomack. Following the services family and friends gathered for a meal at the Sunset restaurant, Mt. Olive. Mr. Reichel, 93, died Sunday, December 19, in his home.

Reid, Ellen

Services for Ellen Reid, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there. Burial will be in Mayfield 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 Gillespie - Benld Ambulance Service. Mrs. Reid died at 1:08 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 78 years old on December 23. She owned and operated Jan-El Jewelry and Gift Shop in Gillespie from 1957 to 1997 when she retired. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the VFW Auxiliary. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Earl A. and Louella May Boyd Ray. Her husband James Reid died November 22, 1979. Surviving are a son, Bob Reid and wife Pat of Gillespie; grandchildren, James R. Reid Jr., Gerald A. "Jerry" Reid; and a great grandchild, Kyle J. Reid. Preceding her in death was a sister, Gerry Dalzotto.

Reid, George C.

Services for George Calvin "Prof" Reid, of Carlinville, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church there with the Rev. Father Dean Probst officiating. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the church. Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions be directed to the George C. Reid Memorial for the Carlinville High School Music Department. Mr. Reid died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the home of a daughter in Mt. Vernon. He was 82 years old on August 8. He was a music teacher at Carlinville High School for 35 years before retiring in 1975. He was also a member and director of the Carlinville Muni band, and the Illinois Music Educators Association. He graduated from the University of Illinois. He was a member of SS. Mary and Joseph Church, charter and life member of the Carlinville Lions Club, member of the Knights of Columbus, Carlinville Elks Lodge 1412 and Alpha Xi Fraternity. Active in the Boy Scouts of America, he received the Silver Beaver award in 1955. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1930, the first scout in Carlinville to earn the honor. He was a member of Troop 62. He was born in Mt. Vernon, a son of George Hoster and Naomi Glenn Reid. He married Gertrude L. Ross on August 21, 1936 in Carlinville; she died June 16, 1991. Surviving are 15 children, Dr. James Reid of Greenfield, John Reid of Stonington, Jerry Reid of Greenfield, George Reid of Mt. Zion, Ed Reid of Decatur, Bob Reid of Litchfield, Ken Reid of Carlinville, David Reid of Westchester, Don Reid of Carlinville, Margie Oftedahl of Bowlingbrook, Anne Dowland of Carlinville, Ruth LeVoy of Ellisville, Mo., Judy Hussey of Carlinville, Carol Miller of Mt. Vernon, Susan Weber of Litchfield; sisters, Florence Wentrcek of Granite Shoals, Texas and Sister Emily Pulliam; 54 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Mary Gertrude Peterson in 1974 and a grandson, Bradley Robert Reid.

Reisinger, Jennifer

Graveside service for Jennifer Reisinger, of Carlinville, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Mrs. Reisinger, 30 on June 22, was found and pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m. Monday, December 6, 1999, in Zanesville Township, Montgomery County. She had been strangled according to police authorities. She worked in area nursing homes as a certified nursing assistant and was last employed at Heritage Manor in Carlinville. She was the adopted daughter of Roger and Sheri Cruthis Dolash, who died in 1987. Surviving are two children, Casey and Hanna Dolash of Carlinville; adopted sister, Shana Dolash of Springfield; grandparents, Rev. Dean and Anita Dolash of Columbus, Ohio, and Dorothy Burrell of Carlinville. Others surviving include her father, Marion Franklin Burrell of Carlinville; mother, Rosemary Shade Smith of Illinois; brother, John McGlaughen of California; sister, Elizabeth "Beth" Enslow of Alabama; half brothers and sisters, Trista Burrell, Franklin Burrell, Larry Burrell, Jason Burrell, Marion Burrell Jr., all of Lincoln and Charlie Smith, also of Illinois.

Remer, Raymond

Services for Raymond "Junior" Remer, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Cook officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield, with military rites conducted by VFW Post 4547, Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Remer died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, September 26, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 76 years old on March 11, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a final finisher for Precision Metals in El Cajon, Calif., before he retired. He was a member of VFW Post 4547 and the Independent Order of Foresters. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Leo and Lucy A. Kelly Remer. He married Corrine M. Feyen on February 25, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. She died March 28, 1995. Surviving are a daughter, Lucy E. Remer of Gillespie; brother, Jesse Remer of Gillespie; sisters, Berdina Mallory of Gillespie, Geraldine Gerdes of Litchfield, Edna Daugherty of Gillespie, Garnett Banjuart, Litchfield. Preceding her in death were a son, Donald L. Remer; brothers, Elmer and James Remer. A son in law, William H. Davis, also died before her.

Rennekamp, Lizzie

Services for Lizzie Rennekamp, of Raymond, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hough Funeral Home there with the Rev. Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond United Methodist Church. Mrs. Rennekamp died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 1999, in Sunshine Manor Nursing Home, Carlinville. She was 98 years old on February 8. She was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Raymond Senior Citizens. She was born in Oermann, Mo., a daughter of Karl and Christina Dolde Heitmann. She married Henry C. Rennekamp on February 10, 1934, in Dittmer, Mo. He died April 8, 1955. The couple had no children. Surviving are a sister, Clara Weber of Cedar Hill, Mo.; nieces, Elsie Fuchs of Carlinville, Marian Elledge of Litchfield; nephews, Paul Hesterberg of Rockford, Earl Hesterberg of St. Peters, Mo., Charles Heitmann of Missouri. Others surviving include a sister in law, Dora Heitmann of St. Louis. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Renner, Francis (Panny)

Services for Francis "Panny" Renner, of Staunton, were held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, October 15, 1998, in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. The Rev. Father George Radosevich officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery there. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Mr. Renner died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 89 years old on January 28. He retired in 1974 as an employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation. Prior to that he was a coal miner for 37 years. He was a member of Staunton Masonic Lodge 177 AF&AM, Concordia Singing Society and the Ainad Temple in East St. Louis. He was born in Thayer, a son of Joseph and Julia Chek Renner. He married Helen Committs on December 3, 1932, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hamel. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Len, Bill, John and Frank Renner, all of Staunton; a brother, Art Renner of Naperville; a sister, Louise Neely, also of Naperville; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Two sisters, Emma Dzurus and Tillie Echher, preceded him in death.

Renner, Jr., Frank

Services for Frank Renner, Jr., of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Richard Feyen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Mr. Renner died at 11:38 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 1999, in his home home. He was 46 years old on November 28. He was a dispatcher for Livingston Pipe and Tube in Staunton until last year, member of Masonic Lodge 177 A.F.&A.M. of Staunton, Scottish Rite of Belleville and Ainad Temple of East St. Louis. He was born in Williamson, a son of Francis, Sr., and Helen Committs Renner. His marriage ended in divorce. Surviving are his mother, Helen Renner of Staunton; brothers, Leonard Renner and wife Shirley, Bill Renner and wife Elitra, all of Staunton, John Renner and wife Vicki of rural Bunker Hill. 

Rentz, Geraldine Mae

Services for Geraldine Mae Rentz, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crabtree Cemetery in South Litchfield Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. Rentz died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 61 years old on November 18. She was a cook at McDonald's restaurant in Litchfield where she was affectionately called "Grandma" by fellow employees and regular patrons. She had worked with her husband, David, at Rentz Cleaners which was located where Family Eye Care is now. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Litchfield. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Wilbur and Frances Weir Rundle, and graduated from Litchfield High School in the class of 1955. She married James Greenwood in 1957; they divorced in 1979. On December 8, 1984, she married David C. Rentz. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael Greenwood and wife Shirley of Litchfield, Ronald Greenwood of St. Louis; daughters, Kelly Durston and husband Danny, Mary Wallace and husband David, all of Litchfield; step sons, Scott Rentz of Chicago, Craig Rentz of Litchfield; brothers, Terry Thompson of Florida, RayDean, Kevin, Gary and George Thompson, all of Litchfield, James Thompson of Hillsboro, Bill Bishop of Oregon; sisters, Donna Davis, BeaKay Meyer, Patty Dela Cruz, all of Litchfield, Arlene Claytor of Orange, Texas; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Tommy and Marvin Rundle and Stanley Thompson. Servics for Geraldine Mae Rentz, of Litchfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. Bro. Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church and Bishop James W. Gietler, with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officiated. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery in South Litchfield Township. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "In the Garden," "The Lord's Prayer" and the closing song, "Mama Liked the Roses" by Elvis Presley. Pallbearers were Jeff Davis Sr., Jeff Davis Jr., John Davis, Lee Jarman, Dean Meyer and Mike Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Greenwood, Gary Baker, Alvin Garst, Monte Govaia, Sgt. Guy Meyer, USAF, and Earl Nail. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends in the hall of VFW Post 3912. Mrs. Rentz, 61, died Tuesday, June 29, in St. Francis Hospital.

Requarth, Joseph A.

Joseph A. Requarth, brother of Jim Requarth of Staunton, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 48 years old on September 9. Mr. Requarth, of Springfield, was an electrical engineer with CWLP for more than 26 years. He was born in Springfield, a son of Lawrence G. and Alberta Clagett Requarth. He married Mary K. Giacomini in 1979. She survives. Surviving also are five children, Albert, Tim, Krista, Jackie and Becky Requarth, all at home; his mother, Alberta Requarth of Divernon; another brother, Jack Requarth of Divernon; sisters, Jane Requarth of Springfield, Jill Swartz of Divernon, and Jan Kuhn of Oconee. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rochester Christian Church. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

Rhoades, Mabel V.

Mabel V. Rhoades, formerly of Witt, died at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, in Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana. She was 83 years old on January 4. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Charles and Bessie Harrison Gamble. She married Oral Rhoades on March 1, 1937, in Assumption. He died in 1985. Surviving are a son, Charles Rhoades of Pana; sister, Lucille Howard of Englewood, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Services were held Friday in Assumption with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery there.

Rhoades, Rosemary O.

Services for Rosemary O. Rhoades, formerly of the Witt and Hillsboro areas, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Bisch and Son Funeral Home with the Revs. Randy Sands and Reg Mills officiating. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery at Rosamond. Friends may call in the funeral home at 505 East Allen street, Springfield, from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Mrs. Rhoades, of Springfield, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999, in St. John's Hospital there. She was 70 years old on November 10. She had resided in Springfield since 1974 and worked at the State Journal - Register in the circulation department. She was a member of the Hillsboro Kirshaw - Harmer VFW Post 1306 auxiliary. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Joseph and Pauline Durbin Stauder. She married Forrest Rhoades on July 21, 1946, and he died in 1991. Surviving are sons, Harold Rhoades of Springfield, Michael Rhoades and wife Pat of Hillsboro; daughter, Marilyn Rhoades of Springfield; brother, Anthony Stauder and wife Mary of Nokomis; and four grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Thomas J. Stauder in 1980.

Rhodes, John M.

John M. Rhodes, brother of Nokomis residents, died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, in Blue Ash, Ohio. A resident of Loveland, Ohio, he was 68 years old on April 20. He was retired from the Air Force after having served in both the Korean and the Vietnam wars. He received many military honors. He worked for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad after leaving the service. He was born in Buffalo Heart, a son of Clarence and Clara Mae Myers Rhodes. he married Roberta Gregory on June 3, 1949, in Jeffersonville, Ind. She survives. Surviving also is a son, Steven Rhodes of San Francisco, Calif. Among survivors in the local area are brothers, Frank Rhodes and wife Dorothy, Lewis and Russell Rhodes and wife Ellen, and a sister in law, Mary Rhodes, all of Nokomis. Services were held in Barbourville, Ky., with burial in the cemetery there.

Ricchiardi, Louis J.

Funeral Mass for Louis J. Ricchiardi, fromerly of Gillespie, will be said at 11 a.m. Monday in SS. Mary and Joseph Church by the Rev. Fathers Dean Probst and Larry Auda. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville. Mr. Ricchiardi, of Carlinville, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 79 years old last December 18, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was owner and operator of the Ricchiardi Clothing Store from 1952 to 1998. He was a member of SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Guy Baird American Legion Post, co©founder of the Carlinville Football Club, Carlinville VFW and the Carlinville Moose Lodge. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his military service. He was born in Virden, a son of John and Jessie Girot Ricchiardi, and graduated from Gillespie High School. He married Lena Draghi in 1940 in Hillsboro. She died in 1996. Surviving are sons, John and Larry Ricchiardi, both of Carlinville, Terry Ricchiardi of Gretna, Neb.; a sister, Victoria Auda of Gillespie; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Richards, Judith A.

Judith Ann Richards, sister of Joan Miller of Gillespie, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. She was 57 years old and a resident of Rosewood Heights. Surviving besides her sister are her husband, David; sons, Scott D. and Andrew M. Richards; two other sisters, Janet Weidler of Tempe, Ariz., and Linda Aud of New Mesa Ariz. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wood River. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield. Gray Funeral Home, Wood River, is in charge of arrangements.

Richardson, Evelyn B.

Graveside service for Evelyn Beatrice Richardson, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, with the Rev. Rodney Blomquist, of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, officiating. No visitation is planned. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Richardon died at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 84 years old on August 16. She was a member of the Litchfield Senior Citizens and was a 1931 graduate of Litchfield High School. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Beatrice Ruelander Talbot. She married Charles Edward Richardson on December 3, 1931, in Litchfield. He died May 4, 1969. Surviving are a son, Clinton Richardson and wife Rae Ann of Hannibal, Mo.; a daughter, Sherrilynn Graham and husband Thomas of Satsuma, Fla.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, James Richardson and a granddaughter, Rosemary Richardson. 

Richie, Beverly Carol

Services for Beverly Carol Richie, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in The Church of the Living God, on North Harrison street. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call in the church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Richie died at 12:41 p.m. Friday, March 12, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 57 years old on August 6. She was employed as a secretary for the Secretary of State, and a graduate of Litchfield High School. She was a daughter of Adolphus and Marie Davis Bryant. Surviving are a daughter, Kelli Richie of St. Paul, Minn.; brothers and sisters, James Bryant of Peoria, Vern Bryant of Los Angeles, Calif., Ron Bryant of Denver, Colo., Stanley Bryant of St. Louis, Ariel "Butch" Bryant of Oakland, Calif., Graylin Bryant of San Raymon, Calif., Gwendolyn White of Arrowhead, Okla., Bernice Stewart of Chicago, Audrey Gipson of Atlanta, Ga., Donna Gaston of Bloomington; and a grandson, Carie Richie of St. Paul. Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Richter, Norman T.

Norman T. Richter, Sangamon county coroner for 25 years before retiring in 1996, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 1999, in St. John's Hospice. He was 72 years old on April 8. His memberships included several coroners' organizations, Shriners organizations, and the Elks. He was born in Springfield, a son of Max F. and Isabella G. Temple Richter. He married Eleanor J. Judd on September 17, 1949, in Springfield; she died October 23, 1998. Surviving are a son, David Richter of Springfield; daughter, Nancy Lashbrook of Whitmore Lake, Mich.; brother, Joseph Richter of Springfield; and a granddaughter. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen street, Springfield. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Richter, Orville H.

Orville Harry Richter, of Benld, died at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 82 years old on July 12. He owned and operated Richter Auto Repair in Washington Park, Ill., from 1945 to 1985, when he retired. He was a member of the Winstanley Baptist Church at Fairview Heights. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Charles and Ethel Mason Richter. His wife, the former Dolores Moon, survives. Surviving also are a son, Glenn Richter of Kirkwood, Mo.; brother, Walter Richter of Hollywood Heights; sister, Ethel Mae Smith of Sullivan, Mo.; and a grandson, Mark Richter of Oakville, Mo. Preceding him in death wree brothers, Raymond Richter and Charles Richter, Jr. No services are planned. The remains were donated to Washington University, St. Louis. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rigoni, Doninick

Doninick Rigoni, formerly of Nokomis, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 1998, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was 81 years old, and an Army veteran of World War II. A resident of Decatur, he worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 30 years before he retired. He was born in Staunton, a son of Antonio and Louisa Betti Rigoni. He married Jacqueline Gudehus in 1940. She died in 1948. He married Anna G. Gerhard in 1950 in Nokomis. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Nick Rigoni of Decatur; daughter, Rena Cripe of Monticello; step son, Ronald Gerhard and wife Maryann of Decatur; sisters, Pearl Gedmint and husband John of Orland Park, Mary Tenucci and husband Nello of LaGrange Park, Lena Bieszezod of Justice, Louise Shelfo and husband Joe of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. A brother, Mario Rigoni, preceded him in death.

Riley, Joan F.

Funeral Mass for Joan Fullerton Riley, sister of John Jurgena of Litchfield, was said at 10 a.m. today in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Decatur. Burial was in Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery at Harristown. Mrs. Riley, of Decatur, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999, in her home. She was 56 years old on March 5. She was employed as a security officer for Caterpillar, Inc. by Guardsmark and previously worked for A.W. Cash Valve. She owned Chicken Unlimited in Decatur at one time. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, past president of Paper Workers Local 7904 and past president of the Decatur Senior Trail Riders. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Joseph and Mabel Eickhoff Jurgena. Surviving are daughters, Donna Gideon of Oakley, Pam Johnson of Decatur, Mickie Fullerton of Decatur; mother, Mabel Jurgena of Pana; another brother, Dick Jurgena of Maryland, sisters, Mary Wegener of Kinmundy, Marti Harris of Springfield; and eight grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her father.

Riley, Lorraine J.

Services for Lorraine Jenne Riley, of New Douglas, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in New Douglas, Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Riley died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. She was 75 years old on August 19. She was a waitress at various restaurants in the area before she retired. She had resided in Edwardsville and in St. Louis before moving to New Douglas in November 1976. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of Henry and Caroline Decker. She married Edward Durham Riley Jr. on September 15, 1951 in Pocahontas, Ark. He died December 2, 1989. Surviving are daughters, Dawn Davis and husband Lawrence of St. Louis, Carolyn Martin and husband Russell of Edwardsville, Lorraine C. Baugher of New Douglas; step son, Charly Riley of Westport, N.H.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Others surviving include a cousin, Dorothy Jinkerson and husband Robert. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert Riley.

Riley, Lois F.

Lois F. Riley, mother of Cheryl Woods of Coffeen, died Monday, August 16, 1999, in Lakeland Health Care Center, Effingham. She was 77 years old on December 28. She was born in Effingham, a daughter of John and Lillie Mathews Moore. She married Wade Riley on July 13, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. He survives. Surviving also are two sons, two brothers, nine sisters, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services were held today in Effingham with burial in Arborcrest Memorial Park there. The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer's or the American Cancer Society.

Rimini, Edna Mae

Edna Mae Rimini, grandmother of Alan Rimini of Farmersville, died Friday, August 27, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. A resident of Virden, she was 84 years old on December 7. She was born in Auburn, a daughter of Rober and Mary Weedman. She married Premo Rimini in 1935, in Springfield. He died in 1966. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by a son, George Rimini. Surviving besides her grandson, Alan, are two great grandsons. Funeral Mass was held this morning in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Virden. Burial was in the Virden Cemetery.

Ringo, Catherine A.

Services for Catherine A. Ringo, of Staunton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in Williamson Funeral Home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's church or school. Mrs. Ringo died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in Wood River Township Hospital, one day before her 77th birthday. She was a beautician before she retired, and a member of St. Michael's church. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Christ and Julia Viste Rigoni. She married Lloyd Ringo on September 30, 1953, in Union, Mo. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Randy Ringo and wife Sue of Staunton; a sister, Helen Bledsoe of Staunton; a brother, Jack Rigoni of Staunton; and two grandchildren. A sister, Mary Stefani, preceded her in death.

Riojas, Elizabeth Anne

Services for Elizabeth Anne Riojas, formerly of Donnellson, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Medora, with the Rev. Roger Balfour officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery southwest of Carrollton. Friends may call Tuesday in Gubser Funeral Home, Jerseyville, from 4 to 8 p.m. or on Wednesday in the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlinville Hospice program. Mrs. Riojas, of Medora, died at 6:43 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 1998, in Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Jerseyville. She was 65 years old on December 12. She was a well known cook in the Jersey County area, having worked for the White Spot restaurant in Jerseyville, the Lockehaven Country Club and the Peavey Barge Line. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Medora. She was born in Donnellson, a daughter of Lyman DeCalb and Florence Watson Miller. She married Thomas Gresham on January 8, 1956 in Irving and he died June 24, 1994. Her second marriage was to Roque Riojas on November 2, 1985, in Medora. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Nancy Gipson and husband Jim of Litchfield, Susan French and husband Jim of Jerseyville; sons, John Gresham and wife Terri of Richlands, N.C., Rev. Orval Gresham and Karen Stanley of Blackwell, Okla.; a sister, Marilyn Baze of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Richard Miller and wife Mary of Hillsboro; six step children, 11 grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Lola Miller and a brother, Lyman Miller.


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