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Saathoff, Irene Edith

Graveside service for Irene Edith Saathoff, of Walshville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Elm Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Elam, former pastor of Walshville Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call on Friday in Meinschein Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Shriner's Childrens Hospital. Mrs. Saathoff died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in the emergency room of St. Francis Hospital. She was 89 years old on February 20. She was a member of the Walshville Baptist Church. She was born in Walshville, a daughter of Samuel and Sophia Hagerman Guthals. She married Harry Saathoff on November 26, 1930, in Reno, Ill. He died September 21, 1995. Surviving are daughters, Mariann Johnson of New Douglas, Evelyn Gill and husband Enos of Litchfield, Verlaine Riva of Walshville; sisters, Esther Helgen and husband Harold of Sorento, Alberta Jarman of Gillespie; three grandchildren, Jolene Funk of Litchfield, Cheryl Gill of Dallas, Texas, Kyle Riva of Walshville; and one great grandchild, Michael Houston.ŒPreceding her in death were brothers, Harold, Delbert, Woodrow and Irvin Guthals and a sister, Edna Miller. Service for Irene Edith Saathoff, of Walshville, were held at 11 a.m. Friday at graveside in Elm Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Elam officiated. Pallbearers were Raymond Miller, Lloyd Saathoff, Norman Miller, Nelson Miller, Kyle Riva, Enos Gill, Ron Guthals, Michael Houston, Eldon Guthals. Meinschein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Saathoff, 89, died Wednesday, August 12, in St. Francis Hospital.

Saathoff, Marita D.

Services for Marita Dell Saathoff, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church with Mike Bates, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church. Miss Saathoff died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 61 years old on March 15. She was employed as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital for 31 years before retiring in 1994 because of ill health. She received nurse's training at the Missouri Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1959. She was a 1956 graduate of Litchfield High School. She was a member of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church and served as the church secretary and pianist. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Harry George and Matilda Mae Bruce Saathoff. She never married. Surviving are sisters, Dolores J. Butts and Mary Dycus, both of Litchfield, Paula Perrine of Girard; half sister, Dorothy Saathoff of Litchfield; half brother, David Saathoff of Litchfield; three nieces and nephew, including Phyllis Jenkins of Carlinville; a great niece and four great nephews. Services for Marita Dell Saathoff, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church. Pastor Mike Bates officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Phyllis Lively was the organist and accompanied the congregation while they sang "Face to Face," "When the Morning Comes" and "I Stand Amazed in His Presence." Pallbearers were Harold Ellinger, Boyd Lively, John Riemann, all of Litchfield, Nelson Hundley of Tovey, Rick Jenkins of Carlinville, Wally Stepp of Litchfield. Following the services a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Miss Saathoff, 61, died Monday, July 5, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital.

Saathoff, Ruth Lillian

Services for Ruth Lillian Saathoff, of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Saathoff died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 1998, in Heritage Manor. She was 73 years old on August 28. She worked at St. Francis Hospital and at Litchfield Creamery Company before she retired. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid of the church. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Gustav and Lina Peine Viehweg. She married George John Saathoff on May 25, 1926, in Mt. Olive. He died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Dittus of Litchfield and three grandchildren, Dana Klim and husband William of Jackson, Mo., Lori Jacobs and husband James of San Diego, Calif., Jane Dittus of Edwardsville; and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Erwin, Waldmer, Herbert, Edward and Roland Viehweg, and a sister, Leah Carson. Services for Ruth Saathoff, of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "The Lord's Prayer" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Eugene Viehweg, Donald Viehweg, Rev. Gary Scheller, Ronald Saathoff, William Klim and Joseph Meyer. Mrs. Saathoff, 94, died Wednesday, December 23, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield.

Sackett Jr., Duaine J.

Services for Duaine J. Sackett Jr., of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Allen of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield High School Scholarship Fund. Mr. Sackett died at 5:09 a.m. Monday, December 27, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 78 years old on September 30, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for many years as a radio dispatcher with the Ltichfield Police Department. After his retirement he owned and operated Sackett Cab Company. During his military service he attained the rank of sergeant. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield, serving as Sunday school teacher and youth counselor. He enjoyed gardening as a pastime. He was born in Ltichfeild, a son of Duaine R. and Clarise Marie Lawrence Sackett. He married Phyllis Lorraine VanTheemsche in the First Baptist Church of Rock Island. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Robert Duaine Sackett of Worlan, Wyo., Dennis Lee Sackett of Peoria; daughter, Linda Lee Fry of Chasks, Minn.; sister, Darlene Murray of Pana; and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother, Loren Lee Sackett. Services for Duaine J. Sackett, Jr., of Litchfield, were held at 10 this morning in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Allen, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield, officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Organist was Michelle Sweet. She accompanied Shirley Edwards while she sang "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Victory in Jesus." Members of the Litchfield Police Department serving as pallbearers were Jeff Davis, Gene Guinn, John Hodge, Lee Jarman, Darin McBride and Ross Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were William Dolahite, Earl Logsdon, John Thull, George Todt, Rex Trader and George West. A recording of "Onward Christian Soldiers" was played during the committal service at graveside. Military rights were held with Will Tackaberry, Bill Bates, Charles Cress, Lee Baker and Dave Allen representing American Legion Post 436, Larry Schneck, V.C. Chasteen, Joe Wilson, Phil Burdell, representing VFW Post 3912. Dave Allen presented the flag to Mrs. Phyllis Sackett. Kaci Becker played "Taps." Mr. Sackett, 78, died Monday, December 27, in St. Francis Hospital.

Sailly, Sharon M.

Sharon Marie Hauck Sailly, formerly of Litchfield, died September 14, 1999 in Asheville, N.C., following a year-long battle with lung cancer. She was 57 years old last November 7. While residing in Litchfield, she resided on Arrowhead road. She managed the restaurant at Red Rooster Inn for a time and in 1979, she realized a life-long dream in opening Maggie's Place Cafe and Bar. The venture proved to be a successful enterprise and became a popular gathering place for its food and pleasant atmosphere. She sold the business to move on to other ventures in Florida in 1985. Before coming to Litchfield, she resided in Joliet for many years and attended Joliet Junior College, graduating in 1971 with a degree in culinary arts. She was born in Ottawa, a daughter of Leo and Dorothy Hauck. Surviving are her daughters, Victoria Sheppard - LaBrecque, M.D. of Asheville, Lori Longieliere and Jyme Sue Olson both of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Joliet. The family suggests memorials be directed to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802.

Sailsbury, Ambrose D.

Services for Ambrose Douglas "Salty" Sailsbury, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. Brent Cloyd officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from one hour before the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sailsbury died at 7:42 this morning, Wednesday, September 2, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 77 years old on January 26, and a veteran of World War II. He was a welder with Fiat Allis in Springfield for many years. During the war he served in Alaska with the Army Air Corps as a mechanic and welder on aircraft. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1634, VFW Post 3912, American Legion Post 436 and the First Baptist Church, all in Litchfield. He was born in North City, Illinois, a son of Silas Andrew and Alice Bell Sailsbury. His first wife, Elizabeth, preceded him in death. He married the former Verna Guthrie on March 21, 1964. She survives. Surviving also are a sister, Velma Dittmere of Crawfordsville, Ind.; step daughter, Carolyn Houlihan and husband Raymond of Litchfield; daughter in law, Marcia Sailsbury of Springfield; a granddaughter, Michelle Sailsbury; two step grandchildren, Pamela Heaton and husband Chuck Jr., and Michael Houlihan; 11 great and step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Douglas A. Sailsbury, a daughter in infancy and a sister. Services for Ambrose Douglas "Salty" Sailsbury, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. The Rev. C. Brent Cloyd officiated with John Dittmer, brother in law of Mr. Sailsbury, reading the Scripture. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Sandy Keith and her sister, Donna Price sang "Shall We Gather at the River," "In the Garden," and "It is Well with My Soul." Pallbearers were Maynard Hartke, Michael Houlihan, Raymond Houlihan, Bill Guthrie, Daniel Evans and Steve Dittmer. Military honors were conducted at graveside in Elmwood Cemetery by members of American Legion Post 436 and VFW Post 3912. The flag was folded and presented to Mrs. Sailsbury by Larry Schneck and Jim Benton. Taps was played by Shay westhoff. Following the services a dinner was served by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sailsbury, 77, died Wednesday, September 2, in St. Francis Hospital.

Salovich, John

Clarence John Salovich, 65, of Staunton and formerly of Mt. Olive, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Funeral Mass has been planned for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of Ascension, Mt. Olive, with a visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Full obituary will be in Thursday's paper. Funeral Mass for Clarence John Salovich, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Ascension there by the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Library, Calvary Cemetery or the Ascension Church. Mr. Salovich, of Staunton, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, October 18, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 65 years old on June 27. An employee of McDonnell - Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis for 31 years, he was an engineer, computer programmer and department head. He also designed the stabilizer bar for the Phantom Jet. He attended Mt. Olive grade school and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in the class of 1952. He then attended Shurtleff College in Alton and worked at Cliffton Terrace Restaurant while attending school. He graduated from Shurtleff in 1957. He enjoyed photography as a hobby. He was born in Sawyerville, a son of John and Theresa Helen Masek Salovich. He married Charmayne Reis on November 16, 1957, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Benld. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael David Salovich of Staunton, Mark Alan Salovich of Mt. Olive; daughter, Lisa Renee Allen and husband John of Sawyerville; brother, Richard Dale Salovich and wife Marilyn of Valencia, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Katie Marie and Chelsea Marie Allen and John Anthony Allen III, all of Sawyerville. Services for Clarence John Salovich, of Staunton, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Server was Daniel Dragovich. Ascension choir sang under the direction of Shirley Yancik and accompanied by organist Amy Dragovich. Pallbearers were Ken Calvin, Mike Salovich, Steve Eaker, John Allen, Ron Smith, Ken Clark, Gil Adams, Jeramey Johnson. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends in the Ascension hall by women of the church. Mr. Salovich, 65, died Monday, October 18, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. *** NOTE: Jeramey is cq. ***

Sammis, William A.

Funeral Mass for William A. Sammis, formerly of Eagarville, will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church, Benld, by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call on Wednesday in the church from 10 a.m. until the service. Mr. Sammis died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, June 27, 1999, in Troy, Mo., Nursing and Rehabilitation. He ws 84 years old on January 19. For many years he volunteered at nursing homes throughout Illinois as a "one-man band." He worked as a millwright with the Mansanto Corporation for more than 30 years before he retired. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus in Bethalto. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Charles and Elizabeth Bagzis Sammis. Surviving are daughters, Barb Schniedermeyer and husband Stephen of Troy, Mo., Charlene Sammis - Singleton of Travenier, Fla.; four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Dr. Anthony Sammis and a sister, Pat Snieder.

Sample, Orpha P.

Services for Orpha Pauline Sample, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Allen, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Sample died at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 76 years old on September 20. She worked for the former Brown Shoe Company in Litchfield as a machine operator, Sangamo Electric and the State of Illinois. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Charles A. and Mary K. Martin Cruthis, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1939. She married Lloyd F. Jones on November 1, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo.; they later divorced. She married Alfred A. Sample on January 27, 1968, in Litchfield; he died March 14, 1993. Surviving are daughters, Karen Butts and husband Donald of Litchfield; Linda Clevenger and husband Marvin of Chatham; step son, Ronald Sample and wife Edna of Litchfield; step daughter, Deborah Ragland and husband Lonnie of Litchfield; sisters, Lucille Wernsing and husband Howard of Litchfield, Dorothy Griffiths and husband Euell of Sorento, Bertha Prosise of Salem; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Vern, Donald and Darrell Cruthis and a sister, Myrna Salonitis. Services for Orpha Pauline Sample, of Litchfield, wree held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Gary Allen, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical seclection played was "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Lonnie Griffiths, Elwood Hayes, Elbert Jones Sr., Lonnie Ragland, Danny Sample and Ronald Sample. following the committal service a lunch was provided for family and friends by the women of the Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mrs. Sample, 76, died Saturday, July 31, in St. Francis Hospital.

Sanders, Carl C.

Services for Carl C. Sanders, of Witt, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with the Rev. R.L. Russel officiating. Burial will be in the Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Sanders died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center, Taylor Springs. He was 89 years old on July 20. He was a farmer and also worked on railroads and in construction. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was born in Montgomery County, a son of Sherman H. and Ida Revis Sanders. He married Wilda O. Drake on October 19, 1935, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Richard Sanders and wife Sharon of Hillsboro; daughter, Brenda Calame and husband Dale of Witt; sisters, Myrtle McCaslin, Margaret Cearlock, both of Nokomis; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son at birth; brothers, Luther, Harold, Eugene and Vester Sanders; sisters, Pearl Fleming, Genevieve Newenschwander; and one grandchild.

Sanders, Charles Own

Services for Charles Own Sanders, of Ohlman, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis. Military rites will be conducted at graveside in Ohlman Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Sanders died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in his home and was pronounced dead by the Montgomery county coroner at 8 a.m. He was 96 years old on October 15. He was a mechanical engineer before he retired, and a member of Masonic A.F.&A.M. 456. He was born in Audubon Township of Montgomery County, a son of Erwin and Julia Hildebrandt Sanders. He married Lottie Elizabeth Smogor on April 26, 1936. She died August 16, 1975. Surviving are a son, Robert Frank Sanders of Makanda; a daughter, Marjorie Durkin of Shreveport, La.; and two granddaughters. Preceding him in death were a brother, Lemanuel Sanders and sisters, Orlena Darst and Julia Vineta.

Sanders, Howard C.

Howard C. Sanders, a former director of the juvenile parole system in the region, died Tuesday, September 15, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. A resident of Springfield, he was 89 years old. He left the juvenile justice system in 1952 and worked in various administrative capacities in the general office of the Illinois Department of Public Welfare, now known as the Department of Mental Health and Development Disabilities until 1974, when he retired. Services will be held Friday in Springfield with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Sandrin, Ferne B.

Services for Ferne B. Sandrin, of Livingston, were held at 11 this morning in Holy Cross Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Maurice Alms officiated. Burial was in Spangle Cemetery. Lesicko Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to Spangle Cemetery or the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Mrs. Sandrin died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 25, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years old on September 13. She was a deputy clerk in the Madison County Recorders office, Edwardsville, before she retired, and a member of the Holy Cross Church. She was born in Olmirtz, Iowa, a daughter of Harry P. and Florence L. Muck Bowen. She married Eugene Sandrin on November 21, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. He died August 10, 1981. The last of her family, she is survived by a sister in law, Albina Bowen and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a son, David in infancy; brother, Harry P. Bowen Jr.; and sisters, Bernice Smith and Ione Ewart.

Sanford, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Sanford, 88 of Hillsboro, died at 7:10 this morning in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She is the mother of Mae Smoot, wife of Everett Smoot of Litchfield. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation is planned on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Services for Jane Sanford, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Gloria Davis, pastor of the Witt and Irving United Methodist Churches, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Mrs. Sanford died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, November 19, 1998, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 88 years old on August 17. She spent most of her life in the Hillsboro area. She was a member of the women's auxiliary to VFW Post 1306 at Taylor Springs and a past member of the auxiliary's kitchen band. She was born in Moro, a daughter of John and Hannah Osborn Boyd. She married Robert Sanford on December 9, 1927, in Taylor Springs. He died in February 1980. Surviving are sons, Clifford Sanford and wife Gloria of Hillsboro, Robert Sanford and wife Sharon of Indianapolis, Ind., Earl Sanford and wife Waneta of Witt; a daughter, Mae Smoot and husband Everett of Litchfield; brothers, John Boyd of Irving, Joseph Boyd of Hillsboro; sister, Opal R. Mikolasek of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, George Sanford and three children in infancy; brothers, Jacob and Howard Boyd; a half brother, Henry Dunaway; sisters, Dessie Grosenaud, Pearl McKenzie, Rose Burris, Grace Robinson; and a half sister, Eva McGowen.

Satterlee, Jesse Lamar

Jesse Lamar Satterlee, formerly of Montgomery County, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998, at his son's home in Effingham. He was 88 years old. He was an over the road truck driver and supervisor for an electronic service organization before he retired. He was a 50¬year member and past master of Hillsboro's Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 51 A.M.&F.M. and a member of the Royal Arch Masonic Lodge 197 of Hillsboro. He was born in Rountree Township of Montgomery County, a son of Arthur and Kathryn Satterlee. He married Loevia Miles in 1933. She died November 5, 1995. Surviving are sons, J. Donald Satterlee of Effingham, Ronald J. Satterlee of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brothers, Kenneth Satterlee of Rosamond, Carl Satterlee of Owaneco, Voris Satterlee of Nokomis; a sister, Virginia Hott of Champaign; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday in Effingham with burial in Arborcrest Cemetery there.

Sattovia, Viola H.

Services for Viola H. Sattovia, receptionist in the office of optometrist Kent Sattovia in Litchfield for several years, were held at 1 p.m. today in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church there. The pastor, Ron Brooker, officiated. Burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, or to the American Diabetes Association. Mrs. Sattovia, of Gillespie, died at 5:21 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 81 years old on November 8. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Henry and Ella Luken Cordum. She married Adolph Angelo Sattovia on October 5, 1941, in Gillespie. He died November 7, 1983. Surviving are sons, Dr. Kent. R. "Randy" Sattovia and wife Shirley of Litchfield, Carl R. Sattovia and wife Joyce of St. Louis; daughters, Nancy Jensen and husband Bob of Athens, Joyce Tomaw and husband Mark of Springfield; and eight grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Tomaw, Scott and Marc Sattovia, Brian Jensen, Christopher, Sara and Katherine Sattovia. Preceding her in death were a brother, Clarence Cordum and a sister, Marcella Wesley.

Sautelet, Marceau

Memorial service for Marceau Sautelet, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Noel Gehm officiating. Mr. Sautelet, of Springfield, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 1997, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 84 years old on September 7. He was a coal miner in the Livingston area and also worked various other jobs. He was born in Roseland, Kansas, a son of Henry and Juliette Fauvergue Sautelet. He married Georgette Fauvergue on January 2, 1934, in Edwardsville. They were later divorced. Surviving are a daughter, Cecilia Mae Angeline of Olathe, Colo.; sons, Marceau Sautelet and wife Rosemarie of Arvada, Colo., Dennis Sautelet and wife Janet of Rohnert Park, Calif., Raymond Sautelet of Santa Fe, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A sister, Mary Pernichele of Staunton survived at the time of death but has since died. Preceding Mr. Sautelet in death were sons, Nick and Henry Sautelet; brothers, August and Henry Sautelet and a twin brother at birth; sisters, Isabelle Sander, Denise M. Boucher, Louise Skamenca and Olga Kerin

Savage, George R.

George R. Savage, brother of Vivian Compton of Donnellson, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. A resident of Peoria, he was 81 years old on March 23. Mr. Savage worked for Pabst Brewery in Peoria Heights for 38 years and retired in 1981 as a foreman. He was born in Panama, a son of George R. and Ida May McBride Savage. He married Doris J. Jones on June 16, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are two sons, a daughter, a brother, and six grandchildren. Services were held in the Peoria area with burial in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Savage, Gladys E.

Services for Gladys Ellender Savage, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Johnson of the Union Avenue Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Hart Cemetery in South Litchfield Township. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Union Avenue Christian Church Maintenance Fund or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Savage died at 4:50 this morning, Friday, May 14, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 86 years old. She taught in the elementary schools in Litchfield, Decatur and Peoria for 33 years. She retired in 1973. She was also a business woman, operating a residential rental business in Litchfield for 40 years. She was a member of the Easter Star, Illinois Education Assocaition, National Education Association and the Union Avenue Christian Church. She was born in rural Montgomery County, a daughter of Able Fulton and Dollie Green Minor. She married Glenn Edward Savage on December 22, 1940, in the Union Avenue Christian Church. He died July 22, 1998. Surviving are a son, Glenn E. Savage II and wife Nancy of Litchfield; grandsons, Scott Wesley Savage of Litchfield, Brian Edward Savage of Pekin; and three great grandchildren, Austin, Cassidy and Matthew Savage of Pekin. Services for Gladys Ellender Savage, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay Johnson of Union Avenue Christian Church officiated. Burial was in Hart Cemetery. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art" and "A Closer Walk with Thee." Pallbearers were Glenn Savage II, Glenn R. Savage, Scott Savage, Brian Savage, Dave Morgan and Brent McClean. Following the services a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the women of Union Avenue Christian Church. Mrs. Savage, 86, died Friday, May 14, in St. Francis Hospital.

Savage, Glenn D.

Services for Glenn D. "Doc" Savage, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, with the Rev. Michael Keppler officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. John's Hospice or the Springfield Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Savage died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, September 14, 1998, in St. John's Hospice. He was 76 years old on February 15, and an Army veteran of World War II. He had resided in Springfield since 1934, and was employed as sales manager at Friendly Chevrolet. He also worked for Werner Motor and drove a school bus for Springfield School District 186. He was involved with youth baseball in Springfield for nearly 20 years. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Glenn D. and Rosa Grandame Savage. He married Ina Mae Hines on January 22, 1944. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Phyliss Jones and son, Glenn D. Savage Jr., both of Springfield; his mother, Rosa Burdzilauskas of Springfield; and six grandchildren.

Savage, Glenn Edward

Services for Glenn Edward Savage, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Union Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. Jay Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hart Cemetery in South Litchfield Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Union Avenue Christian Church. Mr. Savage died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in his home. He was 84 years old on March 11. He was an assembly line supervisor and shop foreman with Caterpillar Manufacturing at both the Decatur and Peoria plants before he retired. He was a member of the Union Avenue Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Litchfield and a member of Masonic Lodge 263 in Peoria for 57 years. He was an avid gardener. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Richard Owen and Sophia Ellen Smith Savage, and attended Bradley University in Peoria. He married Gladys Ellender Minor on December 22, 1940, in the Union Avenue Christian Church. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Glenn E. Savage II and wife Nancy of Litchfield; grandsons, Scott Wesley Savage of Litchfield, Brian Edward Savage of Pekin; and two great grandchildren, Austin and Cassidy Savage of Pekin. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Richard O. and John Savage and Ralph Sweeten. Services for Glenn Edward Savage, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Union Avenue Christian Church. The Rev. Jay Johnson officiated. Burial was in Hart Cemetery in South Litchfield Township. During the service Vicki Watts was the organist. The hymns "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace" were sung by Paul Kincaid, who also accompanied himself on the piano. Pallbearers were the decedent's son, Glenn E. Savage II of Litchfield; grandsons, Scott W. Savage of Litchfield, Brian E. Savage of Pekin; a cousin, Glenn R. Savage of Oswego; and family friends, Brent McClean of Hillsboro and Dave Morgan of Morrisonville. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the women of the church. Mr. Savage, 84, died Wednesday, July 22, in his home.

Savage, Norman

Services for Norman Savage, formerly of Litchfield, are pending at Meinschein Funeral Home. Mr. Savage, 86, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesay at Casey Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Services for Norman Savage, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. today in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Meyer of Mt. Vernon officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Savage died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 1999, in Jeffersonian Care Center, Mt. Vernon. He was 86 years old on August 5. He worked at the Brown Shoe Company in Litchfield, also for the Litchfield Creamery Company where he had a milk route, and Boyd's Builders Supplies in Litchfield. He was born in Kenosha, Wis., a son of Lawrence F. and Abbie Moore Savage. He married Mamie B. Stewart on June 24, 1933, in Litchfield; she died July 3, 1967. He then married Lula Mae Law Franklin on September 19, 1969, in Litchfield; she died June 17, 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Norma Jean Kelso of Mt. Vernon; step daughters, Marylee Large and husband Floyd of Litchfield, Helen Lucille Hamilton of Litchfield; brother, Marion Savage of Decatur; four grandchildren, four step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Wendell and Vernon Savage. Services for Norman W. Savage, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Meyer of Mt. Vernon officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. During the service organist Marylee Large played "His Name is Wonderful" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Elbert Jones Sr., Eric Moreland, Warren Laflamme, Gene Gresham, David Williams, Bill White. Mr. Savage, 86, died Wednesday, June 16, in Mt. Vernon.

Savage, Sr., Richard L.

Richard Lewis Savage, Sr., of Mt. Olive, died at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was born in Niagra Falls, N.Y., a son of Romeo Joseph and Jeannette Curtis Savage, he was 53 years old on February 5. He was an iron worker and a member of Local 396 of St. Louis. Surviving are his father and step mother, Romeo Joseph Savage and wife Doris of Mt. Olive; mother, Jeanette Curtis Scrivano of Niagra Falls; sons, Richard L. Savage Jr. of Mt. Olive, Christopher Savage of DuQuoin; brothers, Roger Savage of St. Louis, Ronald Savage of Warrenton, Mo., Rodney Amendt of Niagra Falls, Robert Smith of Bunker Hill; sisters, Joanne Hampton, Janis Wolf and June Whacther, all of Mt. Olive; step sisters, Aldona Hall of Staunton, Annamae Watson of Niagra Falls; and several grandchildren. No services will be held. Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service.

Sawyer, Donald

Services for Donald "Jock" Sawyer, of Gillespie, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Landers Funeral Home at Bunker Hill with the Rev. Richard Hill officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Variety Club of St. Louis or the Spinabifida Association of the Greater St. Louis Area. Mr. Sawyer died at 7:01 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in his home. He was 75 years old on December 4, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and an operating engineer with Operating Engineers Local 520 before he retired. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 151 AF&AM of Bunker Hill and the Easy Riders Saddle Club. He was born in Staunton, a son of Elvin and Dora Elliott Sawyer. He married Sharon Cooper on December 23, 1980. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Miles Sawyer of Gillespie, Raymond Hass of Davenport, Iowa; daughters, Donna Henke of Maryland Heights, Mo., Crystal Ball and husband Joe of Collinsville, Valerie Lakin and husband Bob of Effingham; sisters, Mildred Farris of Pawnee and Hazel McGaughey of Bethalto; seven grandchildren, Megan Bruhn, Betsy Sawyer, Heather and Ashley Lakin, Miles Henke, Jennifer Hass and Michael Ball; and a great grandchild, Kaitlin Bruhn. Preceding him in death were a brother, Bud Sawyer and a sister, Helen Allen.

Scales, Optie

Optie Scales, mother of Elfredia Scribner of Nokomis, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was 81 years old on August 1. She was born in Pulaski County, Ky., a daughter of Starlin and Demona Kisser Adkins. She married Carlos Delno Scales on January 30, 1934. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Larue Scales of Virden, Royce D. Scales of New Holland, Terry W. Scales of Monticello; two other daughters, Linda D. Farmer of Brandon, Miss., Elaine Blankenship of Warrensburg; sisters, Retha Roy and Shirley Kissenger, both of Louisville, Ky., Audrey Rainwater of Wichita Falls, Texas, 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three sons, six brothers and a sister. Services were held in Decatur with burial in the Harristown Cemetery.

Scanlon, Mary Patricia

Word has been received here of the death of Mary Patricia Frommeyer Scanlon on Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Evanston at the home of her son Peter and his wife, Jennifer. Jennifer Scanlon is a daughter of Brandon Flynn, formerly of Litchfield, and the niece of Katherine Flynn and Sister Mary Flynn who reside here in Litchfield. Mrs. Scanlon, of Bloomingdale in DuPage County, was 66 years old on February 7. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of James and Cecella Frommeyer. She was active with the Hospice of DuPage, Literacy Volunteers of America, Laubach Literacy Action Tutors, Catholic Charities Parish Bereavement Ministry and the Befriender Ministry. Surviving also are two other sons, Michael Scanlon and wife Sallie of San Francisco, Calif., Patrick Scanlon and wife Denise of Los Angeles, Calif.; four daughters, Patricia Scanlon of Lakewood, Ohio, Molly Venker and husband James of St. Louis, Kathleen MacLennan and husband Michael of East Moline, Megan Scanlon of Chicago; brother, James Frommeyer Jr. and wife Jane of Glenview, Robert Frommeyer and wife Margie and Thomas Frommeyer, all of Cincinnati; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held in Bloomingdale.

Schardan, Sophia L.

Services for Sophia L. Schardan, of Staunton, were held this morning in Zion Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Michael Kloepping officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton or the Staunton Ambulance Service. Mrs. Schardan died at 5:03 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 91 years old on January 15. She was a life©long resident of the Staunton area, member of Zion Lutheran Church there and the Ladies Aid of the church. She was born in Worden, a daughter of George and Anna Mautz Vesper. She married William H. Schardan on June 18, 1927. He died May 30, 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Edith Passetti and husband Pete of Staunton; sons, William Schardan and wife Shirley, Leslie Schardan and wife Roseann, all of Staunton; a sister, Edith Haustein of Staunton; brother, George Vesper of Livingston; 17 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, George Schardan, three sisters and three brothers.

Scheifer, Gene J.

Services for Gene J. Scheifer, who has brothers and a sister in this area, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Saksa Mateer Funeral Home, Edwardsville. Burial will be in Quercus Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home at 210 North Kansas street, Edwardsville. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Quercus Grove Rural Club. Mr. Scheifer died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1999, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Granite City. He was 86 years old on December 24. He was a farm laborer before he retired. He was born in Edwardsville, a son of Jacob and Della Gruenig Scheifer, and never married. Surviving are sisters, Edna Janke of Maryland, Gladys Willman of Highland, Betty Hall of Cypress, Ga., Beulah Winters of Hillsboro; brothers, Floyd Scheifer of Witt; and half brothers, Melvin Short of Lockport, Emmitt Short of Witt. A sister, Virginia Bentley, preceded him in death.

Scheller, Mary K.

Services for Mary K. Scheller, of White City, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Scheller died at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 92 years old on January 12. She was cafeteria employee in the Mt. Olive school system for 11 years before she retired. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Theodore and Maria Schmidt Yaeger. She married Alfred Scheller on November 11, 1926. He died march 13, 1945. Surviving are daughters, Norma Kehnast, Marilyn Mengelkamp and husband Robert, all of Staunton; sons, Estel Scheller and wife Margaret, Gerald Scheller and wife Jeanette, all of White City, Larry Scheller and wife Sharon of Brighton; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Clara Scheller; brothers, Theodore, Johnny and Walter Yaeger; a grandson, Gerald Scheller Jr.; and a great grandson, Michael Scheller.

Schey, Theresa M.

Funeral arrangements for Theresa M. Schey, of Wilsonville, are pending at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Mrs. Schey, 78, died at 5:40 p.m. Thrusday, March 4, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. Funeral Mass for Theresa M. Schey, of Wilsonville, was said at 10 a.m. today in Holy Cross Church there by the Rev. Father Bob Porter. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Cross Church. Mrs. Schey died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 78 years old on November 5. She was born in Winona, a daughter of Anthony and Frances Goscinski Lubrant. Her husband, Robert Schey, died June 26, 1973. Surviving are sons, Robert and Steve Schey, both of Wilsonville; daughters, Christy Wilson of Gillespie; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were five brothers, Frank, Joe, Steve, Ed and Anthony Lubrant and four sisters, Rose Nadler, Virginia Loftus, Agnes Housewright and Mary Kinney. 

Schields, Michael R.

Services for Michael R. Schields, formerly of the local area, were held Sunday in St. James Church at Mequon, Wis. Burial was private. Mr. Schields died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at the age of 54 years. He was the director of administrative services at St. Rita's Church in West Allis. Survivors include his wife, the former Kathleen Tuttle; daughters, Clair and Anne; parents, Al and Doris Shields; sister, Marsha Marzo and husband David; brother, Barry Shields and mother in law, Louise Tuttle.

Schievenin, Wanetta

Wanetta Schievenin, formerly of Nokomis, died Friday, October 16, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Detroit, Mich. She was 85 years old on February 12. She was retired from General Electric where she worked as a time keeper. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Glenn and Bessie Davidson and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1931. She married Gene Schievenin on August 30, 1933, and soon afterwards they moved to Eastpoint, Mich. He survives. Surviving also are sisters, Glennis O'Malley and Jean Hulbert, both of Nokomis. Preceding her in death were brothers, Leslie and Lloyd Davidson and a sister, Doris. Services were held in Michigan with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Schildt, Mary Lee

Services for Mary Lee Schildt, of Staunton, were held at 11 this morning in Williamson Funeral Home there. The Rev. George Radosevich officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Schildt died at 8:36 a.m. Thursday, December 10, 1998, in Lehigh Acres, Fla. She was 61 years old on August 18. She was born in East St. Louis, a daughter of Adolph and Mary Mahoney Frieberg. She married Charles Schildt on November 8, 1978, in Louisville, Ky. He survives. Surviving also are a daughters, Lynne and Christine Schildt; sons, Kenneth and Terry Schildt, all of Staunton; her mother, Mary Frieberg of Staunton; sisters, Doris Lorenz of St. Charles, Mo., Kathleen Guerra of Granite City; and eight grandchildren. Her father, Adolph Frieberg, preceded her in death.

Schindler, Mary Louise

Memorial Mass for Mary Louise Schindler, formerly of Hillsboro, will be said at noon Saturday, December 5, in St. Ann Catholic Church, Normandy, her home parish. The Rev. Father James Edwards will preside. In accordance with her wishes, the remains were donated to the Washington University School of Medicine. Miss Schindler died Monday, October 19, 1998, in Mary Queen and Mother Center, Shrewsbury, Mo. She was 79 years old. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Anthony and Caroline Schwartz Schindler. She attended Hillsboro schools, graduating from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1937. She was a secretary. After attending St. Louis Business College, she worked for three years at Century Electric Company. She then was employed by the Army and Air Force Motion Picture Service in St. Louis for 35 years. During that time, she spent 10 years at Ziegenberg, Bad Nauheim, West Germany. She retired in 1975. Surviving is a sister, Helen Ann Biebel and husband Paul J. of Carlisle, Pa. Other survivors include a sister in law, Josephine Bullington Schindler of Chesterfield, Mo. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Ann Church, 7530 Natural Bridge road, Normandy, MO 61231, or the American Heart Association, St. Louis chapter.

Schlechte, Clarence H.

Services for Clarence H. Schlechte, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton with the Rev. Michael Kloepping officiating. Burial will be in Worden Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton. Mr. Schlechte died at 11:23 a.m. Monday, November 22, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 80 years old on July 15. He was a farmer before he retired and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Staunton. He was born in Olive Township of Madison County, a son of Fred H. and Wilhelmina "Minnie" Moehle Schlechte. He married Norma E. Brase on October 17, 1943, in Worden. She died May 3, 1975. He then married Sylvia Slifka on January 12, 1985 in Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Nelda Riecken and husband Jim of Holiday Shores; a son, Gerald Schlechte and wife Carol of rural Staunton; brothers, Harry Schlechte of rural New Douglas, Louis Schlechte of rural Worden; two grandchildren, Geoffrey Schlechte of rural Staunton and Corbi Riecken of Holiday Shores. Also, four step children, Judy Klein and husband Russell of Staunton, Frank Slifka and wife Alice of Livingston, Alan Slifka of Wauchula, Fla., Dave Slifka and wife Tammy of Staunton; seven step grandchildren and one step great grandson. Preceding him in death was a brother, Edward Schlechte.

Schmechel, Roberta

Private family memorial service for Roberta Schmechel, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Alvin Thomack officiating. The remains will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Schmechel died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, in Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana. She was 62 years old on January 12. She resided in Litchfield for the last 10 years, having come from Chicago. She worked in Chicago as an engraver with General Classics, a trophy and awards manufacturing company. She attended, but was not a member of, the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. She was born in Jackson, Ky., a daughter of Andrew and Dora Harvey Miller. She married Robert W. Schmechel on January 2, 1978, in Chicago. He survives. Surviving also are brothers, Herman Harvey of Lost Creek, N.Y., Earnie Miller of Chicago, Frank Miller of White Cloud, Mich; sisters, Kathleen Coomer and husband Jesse of Cothersville, Ind., Juanita Wooten and husband Ruie of Raymond, Eula Mae Filip and husband Rudy of Westfield, Wis. Preceding her in death were a brother, Johnny Miller. Private family memorial service for Roberta Schmechel, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Alvin Thomack officiating. Remains are to be cremated. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Schmechel died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, in the Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana. She was 62 years old on January 12. She resided in Litchfield for the past 10 years, having moved here from Chicago. She worked in Chicago as an engraver for General Classics, a trophy and awards manufacturing company. She attended Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. She was born in Jackson, Ky., a daughter of Andrew and Dora Harvey Miller. She married Robert W. Schmechel on January 2, 1978, in Chicago. He survives. Surviving also are a step daughter, Michelle Sizemore of Litchfield; brothers, Hermany Harvey of Lost Creek, Ky., Earnie Miller of Chicago, Frank Miller of White Cloud, Mich.; sisters, Kathleen Coomer and husband Jesse of Cothersville, Ind., Juanita Wooten and husband Ruie of Raymond, Eula Mae Filip and husband Rudy of Westfield, Wis. Preceding her in death were her father, Andrew Miller, her mother, Dora Maletich on October 28, 1998, and a brother, Johnny Miller. 

Schmedeke, Temple Irene

Services for Temple Irene Schmedeke, of Harvel, were held at 10 a.m. today in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Harvel. The Rev. Cliff Adair officiated. Burial was in Harvel City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Harvel Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. Schmedeke died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 1998, in St. John's North in Springfield. She was 80 years old on March 5. She was a member of the Harvel Trinity Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, Quilters Guild, Bible Study, Montgomery County Farm Bureau and honorary member of the Illinois Pork Producers. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of Harry and Nora Thunhorst Harbert. She married Herbert W. Schmedeke on December 5, 1937, in the Harvel Trinity Lutheran Church. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Don Schmedeke and wife Karen of Mt. Vernon; daughters, Irene Wattjes and husband Harold of Tuscola, Janet Bergman of Harvel; sister, Pearl Davis of Palmer; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Loyd Schmedeke in 1938 and a sister, Marie Miles in 1990.

Schmidt, Frances E.

Frances E. Schmidt, formerly of Litchfield, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Carlinville. She would have been 99 years old on April 9. She resided in Carlinville for many years, working as an LPN for many years at the hospital there. In 1970, she was employed as housekeeper for the Monsignor Casimir Toliusis. She was a member of SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church and the Altar Society of the church. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Robert and Anna Link Bellm. Her husband, Anthony Schmidt, whom she married in 1922, died in 1970. Surviving are sons, Robert Schmidt of Citrus Springs, Fla., Rev. Anthony Schmidt of Springfield, Rev. Carl Schmidt of Coffeen, Larry Schmidt of Collinsville, Joseph Schmidt of Quincy; daughters, Rosemary Pankratz of Lucedale, Miss., Virginia Drew of Quincy; 29 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. The remains have been donated to St. Louis University School of Medicine. Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial service will be held April 13 in SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church with the Revs. Dean Probst, Anthony Schmidt and Carl Schmidt officiating. 

Schmitt, Fern

Services for Fern Schmitt, mother of Jacqueline Stowe of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Hohlt and File Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. William Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery there. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home at 204 North Fourth street. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shobonier Baptist Church or the Fayette County Hospital, LTC. Mrs. Schmitt, of Shobonier, died at 5:20 this morning, Tuesday, August 31, 1999, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. She was 86 years old on March 26. She was a fancy stitcher for Johnson, Stephens and Shinkle Shoe Company in Vandalia before she retired, and a member of the Shobonier Baptist Church. She was born in Vandalia, a daughter of Walter and Pearl Wright Evans. She married John F. Schmitt on June 24, 1933, in Vandalia. He died December 10, 1993. Surviving besides the daughter and her husband David Stowe, are a son, Jimmy Jo Schmitt and wife Edith of Monticello; brother, Warren Evans and wife Rea of Vandalia; five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Paul Evans.

Schmollinger, Dorothy J.

Dorothy Jean Schmollinger, formerly of Donnellson, died Saturday, November 6, 1999, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. She was 74 years old on April 30. She was born in Donnellson, a daughter of Paul M. and Emma Schmitt Busby. She married Merle Dean Schmollinger on April 30, 1949. He died October 23, 1998. Surviving are a son, Merle D. Schmollinger II of Greenville; daughters, Sharon Schmollinger of Edwardsville, Sandy Nolan of Greenville; brother, Paul Busby of Jensen Beach, Fla.; and one grandchild. Services were held in Greenville with burial in Smith Grove Cemetery.

Schnaare, Otto M.

Services for Otto M. Schnaare, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran School in Staunton. Mr. Schnaare died at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Eden Village Care Center, Glen Carbon. He was 97 years old on December 24. He was a retired Teamster and construction worker, a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton and the Wood River Laborers Local. He was born in New Douglas, a son of Soloman and Louise Hahn Schnaare. He married Edith C. Sawyer, daughter of the late Perry and Florence Sawyer, on November 21, 1925; she died at the age of 83 on January 23, 1992, in their home in Staunton. Surviving are a daughter, Geraldine VanPetten and husband Seward of Edwardsville; brother, Victor Schnaare of New Haven, Mo.; and a grandson, Steven L. VanPetten of rural Staunton. Preceding him in death were sisters, Martha Dohm, Clara McLaughlin, Erna Brackman and brothers, John, Walter, Ted and Oscar Schnaare. 

Schneider, John T.

Services for John T. Schneider, of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Revs. Gregory Ohrenberg and Dee Lynn officiating. Burial will be in Worden City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Schneider died at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 36 years old on February 8. He was a roofing contractor and a member of the Worden Christian Church. He was born in Staunton, a son of Allen A. and Gertrude M. Straub Schneider. He married Barbara Avanzini on August 9, 1994, in Worden. They survive. Surviving also are a daughter, Mari Ann Mulkins of Paris, Ill.; a son, Kenneth Van Huss of Irving; sisters, Rosemarie Pickerill and husband William of Staunton, Violet Lyerla and husband Lyle of Worden, Elizabeth Pickerill and husband Dale of Glen Carbon, Shirley Prosser and husband Robert of Williamson, Gloria Paolino and husband John of Stradford, Va. Preceding him in death were two brothers and a granddaughter.

Schneider, Paula T.

Funeral Mass for centenarian Paula Theresa Schneider, formerly of White City, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive, by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery near Mt. Olive. Friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive. The family suggests memorials be directed to Chapman Cemetery. Mrs. Schneider died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, November 26, 1998, in the Lutheran Convalescent Center at Webster Groves, Mo. She was 100 years old on January 25. She worked as a cook at the 66 Terminal before retiring, was a member of the Church of the Ascension and St. Elizabeth's Church in Crestwood, Mo. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Edward and Ernestine Artelt, and attended White City public schools. She married Martin J. Schneider on March 2, 1915 in White City. He died May 27, 1952. Also preceding in her in death was a son, Melvin E. Schneider. Surviving are a daughter in law, Martha R. Schneider of Webster Grovers; grandchildren, Alan M. Schneider, Karen L. Schneider and Margaret Rosenberg and husband Morris; and great grandchidlren, Chaz and Madison Rosenberg. Services for Paula Theresa Schneider, formerly of the Mt. Olive area, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Ascension there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated with Ryan and Anthony Obernuefemann as servers. Amy Dragovich was organist. Pam Monke directed the Ascension choir. Pallbearers were Omer Schneider, Harry Schneider, Paul Schneider, Morris Rosenberg, Ed Becker and Maynard Becker. Burial was in Chapman Cemetery. Mrs. Schneider, 100, died Thursday, November 26, in Lutheran Convalescent Center in Webster Groves, Mo.

Schoen, Herbert Albert

Services for Herbert Albert Schoen, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jonathon Kosec officiating. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Mr. Schoen died at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 80 years old on January 14. He had resided in Litchfield since 1981 when he retired from farming in the New Douglas area. He had been a farmer for 34 years. He was an active member in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and the property committee. He was also a member of the Lutheran Brotherhood, life member of A.T.A. Chapter 314 of Mt. Olive, and a member of the Farm Bureau. He was born in Walshville, a son of Albert and Ann Scholmann Schoen. He married Delores Geneva Kruse on February 7, 1948, in New Douglas. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Arthur Schoen and wife Joan of Mt. Olive, Ralph Schoen and wife Cindy of Peoria; brothers, Victor, Harold, Everett and Albert Jr. Schoen, all of Litchfield; sister, Alma Windau of Staunton; six grandchildren, Timothy, Michael, David, Douglas, Ann and Maureen Schoen and one great granddaughter, Kayela Raeann Schoen. Preceding him in death were his step mother, Anna Everette Schoen; brother, John; a sister in infancy and another sister, Topka Buehnemann. Services for Herbert Albert Schoen, of Litchfield and formerly of New Douglas, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jonathon Kosec officiated. Burial was in New Douglas Cemetery. Organist Mary Beth Taylor accompanied the congregation as they sang "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were his grandsons, Timothy, Michael and David Schoen of Mt. Olive, Douglas Schoen of Ballwin, Mo., Glen and Scott Rhodes of Springfield. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Mr. Schoen, 80, died Sunday, July 19, in St. Francis Hospital.

Schoen, Emma Jane

Emma Jane Schoen, formerly of Mt. Olive, died December 1, 1998, in Granite City. She was 91 years old on February 27. She was a teacher in the Granite City School District for many years before retiring in 1972 and was active in the Drusilla Andrews Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the genealogical and historical societies of Macoupin, Monroe and St. Clair Counties. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Winford R. and Kate Bird Hix, and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 1925. Surviving are a son, James Schoen of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter, Nancy L. Emahiser of Burke, Va.; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Winford, James and Grant Hix and a sister, Bertha Schoen. Services were held in Granite City with burial in Mt. Olive City Cemetery.

Schoeneman, William H.

Services for William H. Schoeneman, of rural Worden, were held at 11 this morning in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Livingston. The Rev. Maurice Alms officiated. Burial was in Spangle Cemetery south of Staunton. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Cross Church, of which he was a member. Mr. Schoeneman died at 1:10 a.m. Friday, August 21, 1998, in his home. He was 83 years old on February 7. He was a farmer and a life©long resident of the Worden area. He was born in Olive Township of Madison County, a son of Henry W. and Hermina Meyer Schoeneman. He never married. Surviving are a sister, Lydia Zirges of Prairietown and a brother, Henry Schoenemann of Bunker Hill. A sister, Edna Klausing preceded him in death. *** NOTE: Brother uses 2 n's in the last name. ***

Schoeneweis, Jesse E.

Services for Jesse Earl Schoeneweis, of Witt, were held Sunday in Bass Funeral Home. The Rev. Gloria Davis officiated. Burial was in Irving Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Irving United Methodist Church. Mr. Schoeneweis died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, in Doctors Hospital, Springfield. He was 89 years old on August 4. He resided in the Irving and Witt areas most of his life and was a retired mechanic. He worked for the Witt school system for 19 years and for Hillsboro Glass for 11 years. He was born in Witt, a son of William and Amelia Mary Beck Schoeneweis. He married Lucille Davis on August 24, 1939, in Taylorville. She died July 7, 1990. They had no children. Surviving are a sister, Argona Denton of Hillsboro and several nieces and nephews, Darlene Mikeska of Taylor Springs, Juanita Titsworth of Florida, Alta Betoche of Donnellson, Harold Grill of Hillsboro, Linda Denton of Hillsboro and Juanita Borgic of Decatur. Preceding him in death were brothers, Herbert and Hartwell Schoeneweis.

Schoenherr, Annie

Funeral Mass for Annie Schoenherr, former mayor of Carlinville, will be said at 10 a.m. Friday in SS. Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie, by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery. Miss Schoenherr died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. She was 72 years old on March 7. She served as mayor of Carlinville from 1981 to 1989 and was the first woman to hold the position. Before that she worked at Klocke Jewelry, later purchasing the business and operating it as Anne's Jewelry for many years before her retirement in 1990. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of George and Bernadine Kaufman Schoenherr, and graduated from Carlinville High School in 1945. She was a member of SS. Simon and Jude Church. Surviving is a sister, Margaret Bloomfield of Carlinville. Heinz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Schott, Betty J.

Betty J. Schott, formerly of Hornsby, died Monday, September 21, 1998, in St. Clair Hospital, Alton. She was 73 years old on January 16. She was a resident of Cottage Hills and before that had previously lived in Girard. She was born in Hornsby, a daughter of Haden and Myrtle Casey Lewis. Her husband, Bonnie E. Schott, died in 1988. Surviving are a son, Rick Schott of Cottage Hills; a sister, Frances Conner of Beardstown; and a grandson. Private graveside services were held this morning in Girard Cemetery. Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, was in charge of arrangements.

Schroedel, Walter

Services for Walter Schroedel, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Randy Sands, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Coffeen. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Mr. Schroedel died at 12:45 this morning, Friday, September 17, 1999, in his home. He was 61 years old last November 13. He worked as an operating engineer with Local 520 in Granite City for 32 years. He owned Walt's Watering Hole in Schram City for a time and last June 1, became the owner of Walt's Tavern in Irving. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Donnellson, the Litchfield Moose Lodge and the Eagles Club. He resided most of his life in the Coffeen, Panama and Hillsboro areas. He was a member of the last class to graduate from Coffeen High School in 1955. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1959. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Walter F. and Helen R. Hoover Schroedel. He married Patricia Ann Torbeck on March 13, 1998, in Edwardsville. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Becky Bergin and husband Tim of Coffeen; step daughters, Paula Jorn and husband Dennis, and Amber Casey, all of Hillsboro; and two grandchildren, Katherine and Sarah Bergin of Coffeen. A brother, Robert Schroedel, preceded him in death.

Schuette, Bernean A.

Services for Bernean Anna Schuette, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Choir, Mt. Olive Band Boosters or the Mt. Olive Academic Foundation. Mrs. Schuette died at 8:33 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 77 years old on July 19. She helped with the family farm until she retired. She was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church, taking part in the Zion Choir, Dorcas Circle, ELCW, Zion Quilters and also heading the card ministry. She was baptized August 13, 1922 and confirmed April 14, 1935, in the church at Mt. Olive. She attended the Zion Lutheran School. She enjoyed quilting and was a former member of the Mt. Olive Band Boosters. She was born in rural Mt. Olive, a daughter of Charles and Marie "Mamie" Johnson Kruse. She married Carl Walter Schuette on April 28, 1946, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. He died October 13, 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Alice Tebbe and husband Alan of Mt. Olive; sister, Elaine Kuhlmann and husband Al of St. Louis; grandchildren, Emily, David and Keith Tebbe of Mt. Olive. Others surviving include a sister in law, Wilma Schuette of Mt. Olive. Services for Bernean Anna Schuette, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in the Zion Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Terry Breum officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. During the service the Zion choir, under the direction of Jim Kuenneth, sang "My God and I" and "In the Garden." The congregation sang "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less." They were accompanied by organist Elda Prange. At graveside "Amazing Grace" was played on the bagpipes by Jim Leonard. Pallbearers were Warren Hemann, John Adden, Damian Weidler, Walter Friesner Jr., Nelson Bentlage and Rev. Breum. Following the services a lunch was served to family and friends by the women of Zion Lutheran. Mrs. Schuette, 77, died Wednesday, October 20, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Schuette, Elmer C.

Services for Elmer C. Schuette, of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Bill Kretts officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Alhambra. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funreal home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Salem United Church of christ, Salem Cemetery, Livingston Veterans Memorial, Livingston Fire and Rescue or the Olive Fire Protection District. Mr. Schuette died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, January 25, 1999, in his home. He was 82 years old on April 11, and an Army veteran of World War II. He had resided in Livingston for 45 years and with his wife, Alberta, ran Schuette Feed Grinding in Livingston for 20 years. They retired in 1977. His military service, from 1942 to 1945, took him to France, Belgium and Germany. He achieved the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ, Livingston Senior Citizens and a former member of the John Waijulus American Legion Post 377 in Livingston. He was born in Olive Township in rural Staunton, a son of Louis and Minnie Albrecht Schuette. He married Alberta Rithmann on Septmeber 29, 1955 in the Salem United Church of Christ. She died February 9, 1978. Surviving are brothers, Raymond Schuette and wife Dorothy of Clearwater, Fla., Art Schuette and wife Bev of Wilmington, N.C.; sisters, Esther Weber and husband Bill of Alhambra, Edna Kinnikin of Staunton. Among others surviving is an aunt, Grace Ruehrup of Highland. Among those preceding him in death was his step mother, Alma Ruehrup Schuette.

Schuette, Selma Edna

Services for Selma Edna "Sally" Schuette, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mt. Olive Ambulance Service or the Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Schuette died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 90 years old on October 3. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, having been baptized there on December 22, 1907 and confirmed on May 8, 1921. She attended the Zion Lutheran School and one year of public school. She was a member of the Martha Circle and the Altar Guild of the church, and she loved flowers and gardening. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Edward John and Minnie Lowenstein Marburger. She married Aaron Herman Schuette on April 27, 1935, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. He died September 21, 1993. Surviving are a daughter, Joann Schuette of Mt. Olive; brother, Harold Marburger and wife Ada of Mt. Olive; sisters, Erna Marburger, Esther Culp, both of Mt. Olive and Vera Keiser of Ltichfield. Other survivors include sisters in law, Emma Marburger and Hilda Marburger, both of Mt. Olive. Preceding her in death were brothers, Alfred and Melvin Marburger. Following the services a lunch will be provided for family and friends in the Zion fellowship hall by women of the church. Services for Selma Edna (Sally) Schuette, of Mt. Olive, was held at 11 a.m. today in Zion Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Terry Breum officiated. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. During the service the Zion Lutheran choir sang "Amazing Grace" and the congregation, "How Great Thou Art" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Elda Prange was the organist. Pallbearers were Dave Lotter, Chuck Wetzel, Ed Marburger, Mark Frailey, Gary Keiser and Jim Ottel. After the services a lunch was served to family and friends in the fellowship hall at the church by the women of the church. Becker and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Schuette, 90, died Thursday, July 9, in Staunton Memorial Hospital.

Schuetz, Betty E.

Graveside services for Betty E. Schuetz, formerly of Gillespie, were held this afternoon in the Southwest City Cemetery, Southwest City, Mo. The Rev. Ray Clanton officiated. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Southwest City First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Ozark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 520, Anderson, MO 64831. Mrs. Schuetz died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999, in Grove General Hospital, Grove, Okla. She was 71 years old on February 22. She was a resident of Gillespie until moving to Southwest City in 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Southwest City. She was a daughter of Ed and Dorothy Ellen Tremaine Williams. Her husband, Richard Schuetz, survives. He resides in Zavalla, Texas. Surviving also are daughters, Brenda Sauerwein and Lisa Narbut, both of Illinois; brothers, Jack Williams of Nilwood, Ted Randall of Laconia, Ind.; sister, Lois Frye of Southwest City; and one grandson, Cody Narbut of Southwest City.

Schulte, Henrietta A.

Henrietta A. Schulte, mother of Terrant "Sonny: Schulte of Fillmore died Thursday, October 7, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 86 years old on July 12. She was born in Breese, a daughter of John and Anna Albers Ess. She married Lawrence H. Schulte in 1929 in St. Louis; he died in 1989. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Merano of Kincaid, Doris Peel of Edinburg, Ethel Mansfield of Taylorville, Iris Anderson of Bulpitt; another son, Trent Schulte of Kincaid; 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services were held in St. Rita Catholic Church, Kincaid. Burial was in GlenHaven Memorial Garden, Taylorville.

Schunk, Virginia K.

Services for Virginia Kathleen Schunk, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Osborn of Living Stones Fellowship officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Schunk died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She would have been 79 years old on April 22. She was a sales clerk and supervisor with F.W. Woolworth and Venture department stores. She was a member of the Litchfield Assembly of God Church. She was born in East St. Louis, a daughter of John and Kate Foster Gillespie. Surviving are a daughter, Cookie Jones and husband Mike of Litchfield; brother, Rev. W.W. Gillespie and wife Mamie of Jacksonville, Ala.; sisters, Alvina Rupe and husband Clinton of Litchfield, Katherine Rendleman and husband Jim of Idaho, Delores Hamner and husband Jack of Pinole, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Zane Jones, Michael Jones Jr., Cody Jones and Ethan Jones. Preceding her in death were brothers, Ralph, Walter and John Gillespie; a sister, Alberta Montgomery; and a grandson, Adam Jones. Services for Virginia Kathleen Schunk, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Gary Osborn, pastor of Living Stones Fellowship, officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend. Pallbearers were her son in law, Mike Jones, grandson, Zane Jones, Micah W. Fryman and Terry W. Plummer, all of Litchfield. Following the services a luncheon was held for the family and friends at Living Stones Fellowship. Mrs. Schunk, 78, died Friday, April 16, in St. Francis Hospital.

Schwartz, Sarah

Sarah "Sally" Schwartz, mother of former Hillsboro resident Mary Ann Rademacher, died Friday, October 8, 1999, in Sheridan Medical Complex, Kenosha, Wis. She was 89 years old on February 9. A registered nurse, she worked in both hospitals and in private duty before she retired. She was born in Leeds, England, a daughter of Edgar and Elsie Smith Britton, and came to the United States as a child. She married Dr. Harry L. Schwartz on June 22, 1933. He died October 27, 1987. Surviving are a son, Harry Schwartz Jr. of Kenosha; daughters, Mary Ann Rademacher and husband Dr. Lon Rademacher of Alliance, Neb., Nancy Schwartz - Johnson and husband Dr. Tom Johnson of Dallas, Texas, Elizabeth Schwartz - Stephenson and husband Dr. Gordon Stephenson of Middleton, Wis. Preceding her in death were a son, Gilbert John Schwartz in 1959 and a brother, James Edgar Britton. A memorial service was held this morning in Kenosha.

Schwartz, Walter

Services for Walter Schwartz, of Carlinville, were held this morning in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home there. Rabbi Michael Batz officiated. Burial was in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Schwartz died Saturday, June 5, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Carlinville. He was 85 years old on May 18. He was the owner of Schwartz Furniture Company in Carlinville before he retired, and was a member of the Lions Club, former member of Elks Lodge 1412, Chamber of Commerce and Masonic Lodge 76, all in Carlinville. He was born in Collinsville, a son of Ike and Rose Gotler Schwartz. He married Carrie M. Tobnick in 1936; she died in 1980. He later married Norma Seaton in 1981; she survives. Surviving also are children, Judge Dennis L. Schwartz and wife Connie, Kenneth R. Schwartz and wife Carolyn, all of Carlinville; a sister, Louise Crames of Boca Raton, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Scott, Helen L.

Services for Helen Lena Scott, of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Dennis Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Mrs. Scott died at 1:02 p.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 78 years old on November 29. She was a daughter of Anton and Laura Wolfe Subick. She married Lauron H. Scott on June 28, 1952, in Gillespie. He died September 14, 1990. Surviving are a son, Edward Scott and wife Chris of Benld; sisters, Vivian Badornac of Indiana, Barbara Dunn of Bethalto; and grandchildren, Carrie and Brad Scott of Benld. Preceding her in death were brothers, Charles, Walter and Robert Subick and a sister, Margaret Stoye.

Scribner, Mary G.

Mary Grace Holderread Scribner, formerly of Litchfield, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, in a Lexington, Ky., hospital. A resident of Versailles, Ky., she was 64 years old. She was a daughter of John and Sylvia Jones Holderread, and graduated in the Litchfield High School Class of 1952. She was office manager for Harthill and Priest Equine Veterinarians, member of the Woodford County Woman's Club and the Woodford Hospital Ladies Auxiliary in Versailles. Surviving are her husband Jay; daughters, Laura Smith of Rochester, N.Y., Elizabeth Quigley of Galveston, Texas, Diane Beaven of Lexington; a sister, Jane Pownall of Decatur; and four grandchildren. Services were held Friday in St. Leo Catholic Church, Versailles with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Versailles.

Scritchfield, William H.

Services for William H. Scritchfield, of Virden, were held Tuesday in the Lutheran Church ELCA, Farmersville. Burial was in Rovey Cemetery, Farmersville. Mr. Scritchfield died Saturday, April 17, in Friendship Home at Carlinville. He was 86 years old on January 31. He was a general foreman at Fiat Allis Manufacturing Company for 38 years before he retired. He was born in Virden, a son of William H. and Mary Catherine Murphy Scritchfield. He married Frances E. Visser in 1935 in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Mary A. Jordan and husband Alex of Divernon, Carol Jirousek of Auburn, Rhonda D. Emery and husband Lynn of Carlinville; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon was in charge of arrangements.

Seaton, Johanna

Services for Johanna Seaton, sister of Dorothy Sanders and Leola Alexander of Nokomis, were held Saturday in Vandlia with burial in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore. Mrs. Seaton died at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. She was 85 years old on April 5. She was born in Ramsey, a daughter of William and Lillie Craig Bauerle. She married Asa Seaton on April 24, 1938, in Ramsey. He died May 18, 1968. Surviving also are a daughter, Judy Leininger and husband Larry of Vandalia; sons, Joe Seaton and wife Kay of Effingham, Mike Seaton and wife Linda of Fillmore; brother, Newt Bauerle and wife Jessie of Ramsey; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Connie Lee Worker and brothers, Willie and Sheridan "Pouch" Bauerle.

Seelbach, George A.

Services for George A. "Sonny" Seelbach, formerly of Farmersville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church there. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville. Mr. Seelbach, of Springfield, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 1999, in St. John's Hospital there. He was 83 years old on February 23, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a machinist for Fiat Allis before he retired. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Farmersville, Knights of Columbus in Farmersville, American Legion, also a former commander of the Farmersville - Waggoner post, and the U.A.W. He was born in Raymond, a son of George L. and Marie Todt Seelbach, and attended Raymond High School. He married Mary Frances Herman on October 20, 1951, in Farmersville. He died December 6, 1989. Surviving are sons, Hugh Seelbach and wife Pat of Springfield, Kurt Seelbach and wife Brenda of Edwardsville; daughter, Miss Maggie Seelbach of Springfield; brothers, Francis "Shorty" Seelbach of Raymond, Fabian "Tater" Seelbach of Waggoner, Richard "Dick" Seelbach of Farmersville; sisters, Betty Kincaid of Chatham, Georgia Hobson of Jefferson, Iowa, Sr. Patricia Seelbach of the Sacred Heart Convent, Nancy Lundin of Decatur; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were eight brothers and sisters.

Seelbach, Gertrude M.

Funeral Mass for Gertrude Mary Seelbach, of Farmersville, will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Allen McIntosh. Burial will be in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hough Funeral Home, Farmersville. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Isidore School in Farmersville. Mrs. Seelbach died at 7:54 p.m. Monday, October 11, 1999, in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield. She was 92 years old on October 29. She was a cook at Art's Restaurant in Farmersville for more than 30 years. She was born in Morrisonville, a daughter of Thomas P. and Margaret Quinlan Murphy, and resided most of her life in Farmersville. Her husband, Alvin Leo Seelbach, died before 1946. Surviving are sons, Robert Seelbach of Morrisonville, William and Alvin "Cookie" Seelbach of Farmersville. Preceding her in death sons, Dale Seelbach in October 1985 and Jim Seelbach in September 1996; brothers, Frank, Joseph and Ed Murphy; sisters, Margaret Schlack and Kathryn Baker

Seketa, Nicholas

Services for Nicholas Seketa, of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Prayer service will be held t 7:45 p.m. Mr. Seketa died at 10:23 a.m. Friday, October 16, 1998, in St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo. He was 82 years old on May 3, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner and also worked for the state of Illinois. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Mt. Olive and the Croatian Federation Union 217 of Benld. He was born in Benld, a son of John and Mary Rauker Seketa. His wife, the former Dorothy Kinichinch, preceded him in death. Surviving are sisters, Frances Goldasich of Granite City, Katherine Spudic of Mt. Olive. Preceding him in death were brothers, John and Thomas Seketa.

Self, Marie

Services for Marie Self, of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday 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. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton Memorial Hospital or the Staunton Ambulance Service. Mrs. Self died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 90 years old on April 2. She was born in Beardstown, a daughter of Samuel and Mary Dattieo Sansone. She married John O. Self on Novmeber 28, 1926. He died October 2, 1992. Surviving are daughters, Ruth Triplo and husband Donald of Benld, Shirley Kenner and husband Leonard of Staunton, Dolores Kapilla and husband Michael of Highland; 10 grandchilren, 18 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Others surviving include a son in law, Riley J. Best of Livingston. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Patricia Best, two brothers and six sisters.

Sellers, Nina C.

Services for Nina C. Sellers, sister of Bob Mitchell of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, with the Rev. James Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Sellers died Monday, March 8, 1999, in Meadwo Manor at Taylorville. She was 93 years old on August 14. She was born in Honey Point Township, a daughter of Jess C. and Rosa E. Perrine Mitchell. She married Fred Sellers in 1925, and he died in 1957. Surviving are a son, Frederick Sellers of Taylorville, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Selvo, Victor

Victor "Vic" Selvo, of Mt. Olive, died Monday, December 20, 1999, in Friendship Home, Carlinville. He was 85 years old on February 26, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked at the Little Dog Coal mine in East Gillespie and in maintenance at the Carlinville post office for more than 30 years. He retired in 1976. He was a member of SS. Mary and Joseph Church, Carlinville, and the Carlinville Traveling Baseball Team. He was born in Gross, Kan., a son of Eugene and Norino Falco Selvo, and graduated from Carlinville High School. He married Christine Yartz in 1944 in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving are sons, Gerry Servo of Venice, Calif., Mike Servo of Weiterstadt, Germany; daughter, Christine Jesse of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Adolph Selvo and wife Mary of Carlinville; 10 grandchildren, a step grandchild and four great grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery.

Semanik, Mark

Funeral services for Mark Semanik, of Carlinville and formerly of Mt. Olive, are planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday after 9 a.m. Mr. Semanik, 32, died Saturday night from injuries suffered when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a pickup truck on the Shipman blacktop in Malham Orchard. Full obituary is pending. Services for Mark Patrick Semanik, of Carlinville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, with the Rev. Ed Fogle and the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to a trust fund for Mr. Semanik's daughter Nicole which has been set up at the Mercantile Bank in Staunton, the Mt. Olive Public Library or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mr. Semanik died at 11:41 p.m. Saturday, Setpember 12, 1998, in Carlinville Hospital from injuries suffered in a traffic accident. He was 31 years old on December 18. He attended Lewis and Clark College in Godfrey and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and worked at the Carlinville Wal©Mart. He served in the Air Force from 1985 to 1989. He atteded Mt. Olive schools and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in the class of 1984. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Carlinville. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Michael Dominick and Eleanor Mae Manning Semanik. They survive. Surviving also are a daughter, Nicole Semanik of Benld; brother, Robert Semanik and wife Lori of Staunton; sisters, Judy Morelan and husband Don of Jacksonville, Fla., Pat Allman and husband Tom of Antioch, Tenn.; and his grandmother, Effie Reis of Benld. A brother, Mike Semanik, preceded him in death. Services for Mark Patrick Semanik, formerly of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Ed Fogle and the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "Beyond the Sunset." Rosemary Messner was pianist and soloist. Pallbearers were Bob Semanik, Don Moreland, Tom Allman, Larry Manning, George Eddington and Phil Claro. At graveside in Mt. Olive City Cemetery the flag was folded by Michael Kasarda and Dan Mancini and presented to Mr. Semanik's mother, Eleanor Semanik. Taps was played by Ulinda Mancini. Following the services a lunch for family and friends was served in the Baptist Church by the women of the church. Mr. Semanik, 31, died Saturday, September 12, from injuries suffered when the bicycle he was riding was struck by pickup truck.

Semon, Sr., Michael J.

Services for Michael J. Semon, Sr., father of Louis Semon of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Semon died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, in his home in Springfield. He was 65 years old on April 5, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a machinist with Sangamo Electric for 27 years and with Hobbs for 10 years. He was born in Virden, a son of Leonard Leo and Catherine Spada Semon. He married Norma Bee in 1956. She survives. Surviving also are three other sons, Michael Jr., Lenny and David Semon, all of Springfield; his mother, Catherine Semon of Sherman; and 10 grandchildren.

Senger, Mary B.

Services for Mary Bertoletti Senger, formerly of Mt. Clare, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Freinds may call on Friday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Benld - Gillespie Ambulance Service or the Alzheimers Association. Mrs. Senger, of San Bruno, Calif., died at 7:10 a.m. Monday, August 9, 1999, in the Sunrise Convalescent Home at Burlingame, Calif. She was 77 years old last September 17. She was born in Mt. Clare, a daughter of Carlo and Caroline Cecilli Bertoletti. Her husband, Edmund Senger, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Jackie Bertoletti of San Bruno, Calif.; step daughters, Patricia Casey of Wisconsin, Judy Richter of Wisconsin Dells; brother, Louis Bertoletti of Alton. Preceding her in death was a sister, Angelina Bertoletti.

Seniker, Margaret M.

Services for Margaret M. Seniker, of rural Bunker Hill, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, with the Rev. Richard Feyen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Staunton. Mrs. Seniker died at 5:11 this morning, Friday, September 17, 1999, in her home. She was 75 years old on November 17. She was born in Edwardsville, a daughter of Thomas and Agnes Bilpush Lautner. She married William G. Seniker on September 29, 1948, in Piggott, Arkansas. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Thomas Luckett of Atlanta, Ga., Leonard Luckett of Mt. Olive, George Luckett of St. Charles, William G. Seniker Jr. of rural Bunker Hill; a daughter, Elizabeth Barber of rural Bunker Hill; a brother, George Lautner of Edwardsville; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Robert Lautner.

Sewing, Victor T.

Services for Victor Theodore Sewing, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Parking Lot Fund or KFUO. Mr. Sewing died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 78 years old on June 19. He was a farmer in Walshville Township all of his life. A member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, he was trustee, elder, financial secretary and cemetery board. He attended St. John's Lutheran School in South Litchfield. He was born in Walshville Township, a son of Theodore and Anna Niemann Sewing. He married Leona Sievers on September 26, 1948, in rural Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Gary Sewing and wife Mary Beth of Mt. Olive; daughters, Marcia Sewing of rural Mt. Olive, Patricia Clemons and husband Randy of St. Charles, Mo., Linda Petroline and husband Andrew of rural Mt. Olive, Brenda Kavanaugh and husband Jack of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Michael Clemons of St. Charles, Jennifer and Jason Sewing, Andrew and Kate Petroline, all of Mt. Olive, Joseph and Patrick Kavanaugh of Springfield; two step grandchildren, Beth Ann Zubal of Mt. Olive, Jeremy Clemons of Marshall, Mo.; and two step great grandchidlren, Chris and Ashley Zubal of Mt. Olive. Preceding him in death was a sister, Selma Sewing in 1945. Following the services a lunch will be served to family and friends in the Immanuel Fellowship Hall by members of the Lydia Circle. Services for Victor Theodore Sewing, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Daniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" were sung by the congregation. Norma Gehner was the organist. Pallbearers were Jim Eglehoff, Sam Pastrovich III, Dave Eilert, Arlin Duelm, Ed Marburger, Delmar Meyer, LeRoy Fritzsche and Warren Hemann. Following the services a lunch was served to family and friends in the Immanuel Fellowship Hall by members of Lydia Circle. Mr. Sewing, 78, died Thursday, October 7, in St. Francis Hospital.

Sexton, Raymond L.

Private graveside service for Raymond L. Sexton, formerly of Gillespie, will be held Tuesday in Tine Sawyer Cemetery near Staunton. Rev. Ralph Zetzl will officiate. Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sexton, of Sherman, died at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, October 16, in his home. He was 75 years old on June 21. He worked for the Springfield Association for Aid for Retarded Citizens before his retirement. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Marvin and Esther Dingerson Sexton, and was the last surviving member of his family. A sister, Dorothy Winterbauer, preceded him in death. Memorials are suggested to the Springfield Association for Aid for Retarded Citizens or Special Olympics.

Scharf, Edwin A.

Services for Edwin Amiel Frederick Scharf, of Litchfield, were held at 11 this morning in Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Don Langhoff and the Rev. Wallace Becker, former pastor of the church and now of Springfield, Mo., officiated. Eulogy was given by Glen and Esther Watts. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Abide with Me." Ernie Thomack was the organist. Pallbearers were Yann Bourigault, Katherine Brubaker, Tammy Christiansen, Thomas Christensen, Dawn Covili, Matthew Niehaus, Andy Scharf, Tessa Scharf and Tim Scharf. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran School. Mr. Scharf died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. He was 80 years old on July 25. He was a farmer for several years in the Walshville area and also a truck driver for more than 35 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield and an honorary member of the Lutheran Men's League. When residing in Yuma, Ariz., he was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, participant in the Helping Hands group and the AAJ, SMART program of Southwestern Arizona. He was instrumental in developing the library of Yuma Lutheran School. He enjoyed woodworking and building doll houses. He was born in New Douglas, a son of Amiel and Mary Schweppe Scharf. He married Jean Rice on April 12, 1941, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Ronald Scharf and wife Suzanne of St. Louis; daughter, Diane Brubaker of Chicago; sister, Nadine Beal and husband Irvin of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren, Andy Scharf and Dawn Covili, both of Litchfield, Tammy Christensen of Edwardsville, Sarajane "Sally" Logomarsino of San Francisco, Calif., Timothy Scharf and Katherine Brubaker of St. Louis, Molly Brubaker of Los Angeles, Calif.; four great grandchildren, Matthew Kyle Niehaus of Edwardsville, Riley Elisabeth and Cooper James Scharf of Litchfield, William Frederick Logomarsino of Los Angeles, Calif. Preceding him in death were sisters, Vernis Niemann and Dorcas "Dot" Monke.

Shaefer, Elton O.

Services for Elton O. "Peck" Shaefer, former city clerk in Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Stained Glass Window Fund or to Shriners Hospital. Mr. Shaefer died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 81 years old on July 20. He served as Staunton city clerk from June 1, 1972 to May 11, 1981. He also worked as an operating engineer for 30 years at Shell Oil Company in Wood River. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton and editor of the The Panhorst Street Bocci Ball Club newspaper column. He was born in Staunton, a son of Otto and Della Fritz Schaefer. He married Marcella Wall on October 20, 1942, in Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Jan Schaefer of Gillespie, daughter in law, Sharon Schaefer of Staunton and five grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kevin Schaefer of Staunton, Janeen, Danelle and Kirsta Schaefer of Gillespie. Preceding her in death were a son, Ronald Schaefer and a sister in infancy.

Sharp, Ruth Anne

Services for Ruth Anne Sharp, of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Sharp died at 2:41 this morning, Monday, January 18, 1999, in Litchfield Health Care. She was 85 years old on March 17. She was cafeteria supervisor in the Litchfield School District for many years, and a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, the Farm Bureau and the Home Extension. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and gardening. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Henry and Eva Rasor Doll. She married William Wayne Sharp on March 13, 1937, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Dennis Wayne Sharp and wife Beverly Jean of Camden, Mississippi; a daughter, Judith Ann Thacker and husband Richard of Litchfield; a sister, Mary Jo Sharp of Litchfield; four grandchildren, Terry K. Hall of Highland, Trisha Coleman of Mississippi, Christine Jarman of Hillsboro and Jeremy Thacker of Litchfield; and two great grnadchildren, Samantha Jarman and Tiffany Parnell. Preceding her in death was a grandchild, Tracy J. Sharp. Services for Ruth Anne Sharp, of Litchfield, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Ken Spires officiated. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Jeremy Thacker, Robert Johnson, Ron Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Mark Jarman, Robert Sneed. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Sharp, 85, died Monday, January 18, in Litchfield Health Care Center.

Shaw, Loyd R.

Loyd Ray Shaw, of Gillespie, died Friday, August 6, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Born in Reeder, a son of Harlen W. and Velda L. Cole Shaw, he was 71 years old last September 3, and a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Triangle Metallurgical in Granite City before he retired. Surviving are sons, Bruce Wayne Shaw of Hartford, Brian Dale Shaw of Brighton, Kristopher Allen Shaw of Shipman; step children, Millicent Baker of Cottage Hills, Micah Baker of Shipman; a brother, Harlen Shaw of Meadowbrook; sisters, Wanda Lambert of Carlinville, Juanita Johnson of Arkansas, Wilma Hamby of Alton, Willa Jenkins and Theresa Osborn, both of Cottage Hills, Donna Keller and Nancy Tosh, both of Worden, Betty Hogle of Meadowbrook, Connie Morgan of Godfrey; step brother, Wayne Schaaf of Meadowbrook; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, with burial in Charity Baptist Cemetery.

Shaw, Mae G.

Services for Mae Gertrude Shaw, wife of Garrett E. Shaw, formerly of Litchfield, were held Thursday in Bluffs in the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home. Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Officiating were Walter Knockenmus, Chris Janssen, John Badertscher and Ryan White. Organist was Kathy Jones. Vocalists were Miriam Pierson, Shane Pierson and Troy Kutz. They sang "Songs of Zion." Pallbearers were Jack Cox, Tom Pinney, Kent Crawmer, Terry Allen, John Klepzig, Eric Shaw and Kent Boreen. Mrs. Shaw, of Bluffs, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, in Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. She was 83 years old on October 28. She worked in telephone sales for the Sears store in Jacksonville before she retired. As pastimes she enjoyed traveling and fishing. She was born in Oxville, a daughter of Harvey H. and Cora Parker Thomas. She married Charles Comerford in January 1937; he died in June 1967. She married Garrett Shaw of Litchfield in January 1978; he survives. Surviving also are a son, Laine Comerford of Bluffs; daughter, Vesta Cox of Winchester; step sons, Ronnie Shaw of Ashland, George Shaw of Riverton, Charles Shaw of Mt. Olive, Jerry Shaw of Litchfield; step daughter, Barbara Tinsley of Grandview, Mo.; a sister, Mildred Riggs of San Diego, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. A brother, Leonard Thomas, preceded her in death.

Sheets, Helen E.

Services for Helen E. Sheets, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday 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. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Staunton Ambulance Service or St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Mrs. Sheets died at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 81 years old on November 23. She was a receptionist at the hospital for many years and later worked for Drs. Johnson and Pineda as a receptionist. She was an active member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Staunton, teaching Sunday School there for more than 50 years and working with the youth fellowship of the church. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Fred and Edna Schnutzler Bentrup. She married Everett L. Sheets on September 12, 1948, in St. Paul's church. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Glenn Sheets and wife Dale of Staunton; step son, Albert Sheets and wife Ursuline of Tacoma, Wash.; granddaughter, Zoe Sheets of Staunton; step grandsons, Zachery and Shawn Sheets. A daughter, Erma Louise Blom, preceded her in death.

Shelton, Gary L.

Gary L. Shelton, brother of Paula Jean Shelton of Litchfield, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at his home in Springfield. He was 45 years old on April 15. He was a lifelong resident of Springfield, having been born there. Surviving are his mother, Pauline Shelton of Springfield; sisters, Mary Ann Hunter, Sue and Judy Blank, all of Springfield; and a brother, James Blank of Texas. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shelton, Mary

Services for Mary Shelton, of Witt, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home there with the Revs. James Howie and Gloria Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Witt Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Shelton died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 83 years old on September 13. She was a member of the Witt Presbyterian Church. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Robert and Mary Gilmour Baird. She married Everett Shelton on July 3, 1937, in Edwardsville. He died September 8, 1997. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Janssen and husband Alan of Morrisonville; son, George Shelton and wife Joyce of Witt; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Richard L. Shelton in 1950; sisters, Euphemia Rockle, Jeannie Baird and Margaret Calame; and a brother, Peter Baird.

Shepherd, Sr., Herbert

Services for Herbert Shepherd, Sr., of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Queen of Hartselle, Ala., officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the UMWA strike fund for Locals 12, 1969 and 2488. Mr. Shepherd died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 72 years old on December 3, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner for more than 40 years before he retired in 1981. He worked at the Crown I mine at Farmersville and at Consolidated Coal Company's Hillsboro mine at Coffeen. He was a 27 year member of the United Mine Workers of America. His military service included service in the European and Pacific Theatres from 1944 to 1945. He was born in Grays Knobb, Ky., a son of Abe and Jane Clem Shepherd. He married Edith C. Johnson on August 28, 1943, in Harlan, Ky. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Herbert L. Shepherd and wife Lynn of Litchfield; daughter, Brenda Marit and husband Norman of Coffeen; brother, Joe Shepherd of Harlan; sister, Annie Napier of Hartselle, Ala.; five grandchildren, Daivd Marit of Coffeen, Richard Marit of Witt, Marsha Shepherd of Gillespie, Benjamin and Neil Shepherd, both of Litchfield. Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Services for Herbert Shepherd, Sr., of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Alan Queen of Hartselle, Ala., officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Angle, Harry Diamond, Ken Holzhausen, Bill Matthis, Jack Napier and Bob Ostendorf. Mr. Shepherd, 72, died Tuesday, November 24, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Sheppard, Helen A.

Graveside service for Helen Ann Buckus Sheppard, who has relatives in the local area, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Oak Hill Cemetery at Buckhart. Rev. Charles Mulcrone will officiate. Friends may call in Staab Funeral Home on Friday for one hour beginning at 10 a.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Mrs. Sheppard died at 6;30 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999, in her Springfield home. She was 82 years old on September 13. She was a resident of Springfield most of her life, and worked for Eisner's Grocery store as a meat wrapper for 28 years before retiring. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., a daughter of Joseph and Mildred Paleski Buckus. Surviving are sisters, Victoria Kaluza of Richmond, Mich., Frances Doyle of Lamar, Mo. Among other survivors is a companion, Harold Sheppard of Topeka. Preceding her in death were sisters, Eleanor Constantino, Josephine Akers and a brother, Steven Buckus.

Sheridan, Pauline M.

Memorial service for Pauline M. Sheridan, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Ralph Ward officiating. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro High School Sports Association or Hillsboro Area Hospital Extended Care. Mrs. Sheridan died at 7:10 p.m. Friday, October 8, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 78 years old on April 15. She worked as a probation officer for Montgomery County for many years. A resident of Hillsboro since 1946, she was active in the PTA's, Rebekah Lodge, Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts, VFW Auxiliary and the Navy Mothers Club. She was also a 50 year member of the United Methodist Church of Hillsboro. She was born in Tilden, a daughter of Guy Sullivan and Marion Little Ramsey. She married twice. Her first husband was Herman Miller. Later, she married Otto Sheridan. Both husbands preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Donald R. Miller and wife Donna of Walshville, Guy Sheridan and wife Corrine of Hillsboro, Joel Sheridan and wife Janet of Craig, Colo., Kelly Sheridan and wife Joyce of Nashville; daughters, Jackelyn Myers and husband Jim of Dallas, Texas, Robin Sheridan of Carterville, Bonnie Katz and husband Steve of Powell, Wy., Lori Black and husband Jesse of Keller, Texas; brother, Rosell Ramesy of Marissa; twin sister, Lorine Ramsey of Tilden; 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Others surviving include a niece, Sonja Ramsey Pyle, who spent several years in their home and was considered a member of their family. A brother, Russell Ramsey, also preceded her in death.

Shimkus, Julia Mary

Services for Julia Mary Shimkus, of Eagarville, were held at 11 this morning in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Shimkus died at 11:25 p.m. Friday, February 12, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 89 years old on November 21. She worked in food service in the hotel industry in the St. Louis area. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Anton and Marcella Norkaitus Shimkus. Surviving are a son, Everett Lingleo of Carlinville; brothers, Frank Shimkus of Grand Rapids, Minn., William Shimkus of Medariville, Ind., Joseph Shimkus of Glen Ellyn; sister, Marcella Shimkus of Eagarville; and three grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Anton, Albin, Charles, and John Shimkus and sisters, Patrinella Welch, Bernice Hay, Lillian Jacob, Barbara Petersen and Stella Shimkus. 

Shore, Irma J.

Services for Irma June Shore, of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Raymond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Oliver Keiser officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Nokomis. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. Memorials are suggested to the Raymond United Methodist Church. Mrs. Shore died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, August 22, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 93 years old on May 19. She taught school for more than 40 years, beginning in country schools and later teaching in Edinburg, Fillmore and Witt. She was a graduate of McKindrey College in Lebanon, and a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church. She was born in Rountree Township, a daughter of Emma Shore Kinnerly and step father Ed Kinnerly. She never married and was the last of her family.

Short, James L.

Graveside services for James L. Short, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery there with the Rev. Harry Meyer officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to Adopt - A - Pet in Benld. Mr. Short died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999, in Montgomery Care Center. He was 72 years old on April 2. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1946 and in the Army from 1950 to 1953. He owned and operated his own trucking firm, and was a past member of the Teamsters Union. He was born in Schram City, a son of Robert and Iva Manley Short, and graduated from Vandalia High School. He married Helen Bernice Bandy on November 10, 1954, in Muncie, Ind. She died May 9, 1992. Surviving are a son, David Short of Litchfield; daughter, Linda Laws of Athens; sisters, Marion Hicks, Mildred Bandy, Catherine Civitate, all of Hillsboro, Margaret Pingera of Florida, Martha Aguilera of Silver Springs, Md.; a brother, Jack Short of Owings, Md. Preceding him in death were brothrs, Robert and Richard Short and two in infancy.

Short, Irene V.

Irene V. Short, sister of Marion Plankenhorn of Hillsboro, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in Douglas Health Care Center, Mattoon. She was 93 years old. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of Jacob and Josephine Madden Plankenhorn and married John Luther Short on January 22, 1930, in DeLand. He died in 1993. Surviving are sons, Allen L. Short of Streamwood, John M. Short of Champaign; sisters, Mary Brackett of Newton, Audrey Fogel of Farmer City; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, four brothers and one sister. Services were held Saturday with burial in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown.

Short, Otis Melvin

Services for Otis Melvin "Moe" Short, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Steve Revisky of The Christian Church of Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in rural Ramsey. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Short, of Rockport, Ind., died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in Owensboro Mercy Hospital, Owensboro, Ky. He was 65 years old last May 31. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Ernest Otis and Adela Gruenig Short. Surviving are a son, William Short and wife Sandy of Kentucky; a brother, Emmit Short of Witt; granddaughters, Billie Jo Short and Jennifer Carrie Short; and a great granddaughter, Devine Short.

Shrader, Marian A.

Funeral service for Marian A. Shrader, of Litchfield, will be held privately for the family at her request with the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Jay Johnson of the Union Avenue Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. They suggest memorials to the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary or the Union Avenue Christian Church. Mrs. Shrader died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1999, in her home. She was 84 years old on August 1. She took an active role in helping with the Litchfield Centennial. Her many memberships include the Union Avenue Christian Church, Litchfield Country Club, St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary and the Litchfield Woman's Club, of which she was a past president. She enjoyed playing bridge. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of Charles and Mae Potts Ash, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1933. She married Murray Lewis Shrader on June 29, 1935. At the time of their marriage, he was already a partner in Austin & Shrader Brothers, a hardware and furniture business located at 214-216 North State, where the Antique Addict is now. He died on January 25, 1975. Surviving are sons, Larry Shrader of Las Vegas, Nev., Gary Shrader of New York, N.Y.; brother, Milton Ash and wife Hattie Mae of Springfield; and two grandchildren, Hans C. and Ashley Brooke Shrader of Chicago. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Ann Shrader; brother, Jesse Ash; and sisters, Dorothy Rebillot and Mildred Cottrell. Private family funeral service for Marian A. Shrader, of Litchfield, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay Johnson of Union Avenue Christian Church officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Fleming, Mike Funk, Stan Horst, Roger Maulding, Terry Plummer and Buel Schwab, all of Litchfield. Mrs. Shrader, 84, died Monday, November 8, in her home.

Shroyer, R. Mark

Services for R. Mark Shroyer, brother of Carla Taylor of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Miller Funeral Home there with the Rev. Scott Womble officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Cemtery in rural Hillsboro. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mr. Shroyer, of Fillmore, died at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in his home. He was 40 years old on November 6. He was a packer for the Owen Brockway plant and an Army veteran. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Richard and Dorothy Cooper Shroyer. He married Evelyn Byrd Boyd on April 6, 1996, in Moline. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, April Wright, Annie and Wendy Shroyer, all of Fillmore; step daughters, Debbie Boyd of Witt, Carolyn Boyd of Moline, Jammie and Sandra Boyd of Fillmore; his parents of Elizabethtown, Ky.; brothers, Roy Shroyer of Nokomis, Lewis Shroyer of Elizabethtown; five other sisters, Rhonda McAninch of Alton, Doris Dixon of Roodhouse, Cheryl Hayes of Peoria, Bonnie Wilson of Rinnieville, Ky., Tanya Shroyer of Elizabethtown; step grandmother, Mary Coooper of Nokomis.

Shuman, Charles B.

Charles B. Shuman, former president of the Illinois Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federaion, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, in his home in Sullivan. He was 92 years old. Mr. Shuman earned national stature as president of the Illinois Farm Bureau from 1946 to 1954, and was president of the American Farm Bureau Federation from 1954 to 1970. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church of Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery there. Expressions of condolence may be sent to Mabel Shuman, rural route one, Box 16, or Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shuman, rural route two Box 52, Sullivan, IL 61951.

Sidar, Pete M.

Services for Pete M. Sidar, of Benld, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Hospice. Mr. Sidar died at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 81 years old last September 25, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked as a laborer at Shell Oil Company at Wood River before he retired. He was a member of VFW Post 4547, Gillespie. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, a son of Mike and Mary Sidar. His wife, Mary Ann Ferketich, died April 28, 1995. Surivivng are a son, John Sidar and wife Gloria of Benld; a brother, Joe Sidar of Lincoln Park, Mich.; granddaughters, Dionne and Marion Sidar, of Benld. Preceding him in death were sisters, Emma Sidar and Bernice Harris.

Sidwell, Helen Ann

Funeral arrangements for Helen Ann Sidwell, of Schram City, are pending at Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Mrs. Sidwell, 94, died at 12:33 this morning in Hillsboro Hospital. Services for Helen Ann Sidwell, of Schram City, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Hillsboro. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Agnes Catholic Church. Mrs. Sidwell died at 12:33 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital Extended Care. She was 94 years old on March 7. She worked for Hillsboro Glass Company at the time of her retirement. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. During the war she helped with the Navy club. She was born in Butler, a daughter of John S. and Margaret Ann Haley Carter. She married George David Sidwell on January 29, 1923, in Taylorville; he died March 2, 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Joan Ullman of Hillsboro and grandchildren, Stacy Lynn Sidwell of Schram City, Billy David Sidwell of Cobden, Shelley Ann Traylor of Cantrail, Rollina Caughron of Toney, Ala., and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two children, Billy Wallace Sidwell and Mary Jacqueline Koontz; brothers, Leo, Charlie, Frank and George Carter; sisters, Frances Payne, Maud Long, Ruth Carter.


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