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Sidwell, Herbert W.

Services for Herbert William Sidwell, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with Deacon Richard Fones officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Sidwell, of rural Pocahontas, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital. He was 83 years old last May 30. He spent most of his life in the Sorento, Old Ripley and Pocahontas areas. He was born in Pocahontas, a son of James and Lillie Cisney Sidwell, and never married. Surviving is a sister, Cecil Frances Zoller and husband Earl of Edwardsville; several nieces and nephews and a sister in law, Nadine Christian of Sorento.

Siebert, Opal Vivian

Services for Opal Vivian Siebert, mother of Linda Merritt and Sally Broaddus, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove with the Rev. William Mullis officiating. Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery at Hagarstown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Ripperdan©Scheldknecht Funeral Home at Mulberry Grove. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church in Mulberry Grove. Mrs. Siebert, of Mulberry Grove, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home at Greenville. She was 87 years old on January 19. She worked at the shoe factory in Vandalia and as a nurse's aide for several years. She was born in Vandalia, a daughter of Clarence Eugene and Mabel Frances Rench Eller. She married Carl Walter Siebert on September 7, 1929 in the home of the Rev. H.A. VanHorn in Vandalia. Mr. Siebert died March 22, 1996. Surviving are sons, Maurice and Kenneth Siebert, both of Granite City, Norman Siebert of Vandalia, Daniel Siebert of Bradley; daughters, Linda Merritt and husband Carroll of Morrisonville, Sally Broaddus and husband Mick of Raymond; sisters, Ethel Forbes of Vandalia, Nelda Hopkins of Mulberry Grove, Norma Waddelow of Pana; 27 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Carl Dean Siebert; daughter, Lucille Snow; and brothers, Jesse, John, Carl, Dean, Beryl and Wayne Eller.

Sielschott, William G.

Services for William George Sielschott, a teacher in Litchfield area schools for 41 years before his retirement in 1972, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield with the Rev. Gary Allen officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Mr. Sielschott died at 5:30 this morning, July 13, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 87 years old on December 14. He first taught in rural schools around Litchfield, including the Hornsby school and later became principal at Madison Park Elementary where he served for many years. He also farmed in North Litchfield Township. He was a life long member of the First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon of the church for more than 50 years and teaching Sunday school. He served two terms on the county board, from 1972 to 1980, and was a member of the Montgomery County Retired Teachers. He graduated from Litchfield High School in 1929, attended Blackburn College in Carlinville and graduated from Shurtleff College in Alton. He was born in Litchfield, a son of William Henry and Adelta Maud Friend Sielschott. He married his first wife, Juanita June Coatney in August 1934 and she died on November 14, 1982. He married Juanita June Rice Cranford on January 24, 1986. She survives. Surviving also are a son, William E. Sielschott and wife Jan of Litchfield; daughter, Sheryl Denton and husband John of Maryville; stepson, Larry Cranford and wife Sheril of Hamel; seven grandchildren, William L. Sielschott and wife Gina of Shelbyville, Nell Pingleton and husband Mike of Champaign, Amy Hartman of Litchfield, James Denton of Maryville, Laura Henske and husband Brian of Creve Coeur, Mo., Julie Graham and husband David of Harvel, Susie White and husband Daniel of Litchfield; and 16 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Hazel Sielschott. Services for William G. Sielschott, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Allen officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. With organist Ruth Holliday accompanying them, vocalist Shirley Edwards sang "How Great Thou Art" and Sandy Keith led the congregation in singing "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" and "Victory in Jesus." Pallbearers were Glenn Brachear, Frank Carroll, Bill Cornman, Carl Hampton, Bob Martin and Delbert Sielschott. Following the services a luncheon was held for family and friends by the women of the church. In charge of arrangements was Plummer Funeral Home. Mr. Sielschott, 87, died Tuesday, July 13, in St. Francis Hospital.

Sievers, Elmer C.

Service for Elmer C. Sievers, of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at graveside in Worden City Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Feyen will officiate. The remains will be cremated. Williamson Funeral Home, Worden, is in charge of arrangements. No visitation is planned. Mr. Sievers died at 12:40 a.m. Saturday, December 25, 1999, in Hampton Nursing Care, Alhambra. He was 77 years old on December 15. He was a surveyor for Shepard, Morgan and Swalb Surveying Company in Granite City before he retired in the 1970s. He previously worked in a Hartford Tannery. He resided all of his life in the Worden area and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Staunton. He was born in Olive Township, Madison County, a son of Fritz and Alwine Albrecht Sievers. The last of his family, he is survived by several cousins.

Simmons, Earl R.

Earl Reed "Huck" Simmons, formerly from the Coffeen and Hillsboro area, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in San Diego, Calif. He was 75 years old. He was 17 years old when he joined the Navy and served 20 years. After his discharge he entered the Civil Service, working for 10 more years. He resided in Chula Vista, Calif. His parents were Alva and Gladys Bone Simmons. Surviving are a son, Earl Simmons Jr. of Nevada; sisters, Marjorie Brinton of Nevada, Jewell Post of Peoria, Annabelle Robertson of Mt. Olive; and one grandson. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Society.

Simmons, Ray F.

Ray F. Simmons, formerly of Litchfield and Waggoner, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in Hamden, Conn. He was 89 years old on October 30, and an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Simmons, of Hammond, Ind., was retired from M&T Chemical of East Chicago, a division of American Can Company, and was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Black Oak. He was born in Waggoner, a son of Walter and Lillie Pratt Simmons, and reared in Litchfield. He married Frances Smith in 1945, and they resided in the Hammond area most of their wedded life. She died last February. Surviving are a daughter, Marcella Cumur and husband Irfan of Hamden, Conn.; brothers, Charles and Wilton Simmons, both of Litchfield; sisters, Alma Bolar and husband Matt of Litchfield, Iva Korunka of Mt. Olive; and three grandchildren, Aileen, Nadia and Jamil. Preceding him in death were brothers, Clyde, Roy, Everett, at the age of 2, and Lester Simmons and a sister, Mary Armour. Services were conducted in St. Ann's Church in Black Oak. Burial was in St. John Cemetery at Hammond.

Simmons, Roberta P.

Roberta P. Simmons, sister of Alice M. Glass of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in Passavant Hospital, Jacksonville. She was 63 years old last May 25. She was born in Jacksonville, a daughter of George W. and Reba Elizabeth Roate Brown. Surviving are two children, Tommy Lee Simmons and Melissa Selcer, both of Jacksonville along with five brothers and two other sisters, none from the local area. Services are being held in Jacksonville with Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Bluffs. 

Simms, Ruth Noe

Services for Ruth Noe Simms, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Lina Peyla officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Simms died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Greenville. She was 103 years old on March 15. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Frank and Rose Diamond Shields, and spent her early life in the Sorento and Panama area. She married Henry Noe and they moved to Peoria. They were later divorced. She moved to Greenville, Calif., with her second husband, Joe Simms, and resided there until after his death. She then returned to live in Greenville, Ill. Her only son, Laurel R. Noe, died September 27, 1983. Surviving are a daughter in law, Lucille Noe of Greenville and a half sister, Helen Alberini of San Diego, Calif. Preceding her in death, also, were sisters, Gladys Kirkland, Evyle Shields and a cousin, Olive Lebeter who was reared in the Shields home as a sister to Mrs. Simms.

Six, Delos Frank

Services for Delos Frank Six, formerly of the Litchfield and Hillsboro areas, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Virden. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Firday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Kidney Foundation. Mr. Six, of Virden, died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 1999, in Westabbe Nursing Center, Springfield. He was 73 years old on March 4, and an Army vetrean. He was a farmer and a salesman for the Morman Feed Company in Hillsboro. He attended the Irving Pentecostal Church and was a member of both the Irving and the Girard Masonic Lodges. He was born in Auburn, a son of Frank and Lillian Snow Six. He married Lois Adams in June 1949 in Missouri. She survives. Surviving also is a brother, Roy Six of Lake Havesau City, Ariz. Preceding him in death was a son in infancy.

Skeldon, Lester D.

Funeral Mass for Lester D. Skeldon, of Gillespie, will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Simon and Jude Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, with military rites conducted by VFW Post 4547, Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Foundation. Mr. Skeldon died at 4:28 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 79 years old on November 29, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was an operator for Shell Oil Refinery in Wood River before he retired, member of VFW Post 4547, SS. Simon and Jude Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 2096, all in Gillespie. He was born in Gillespie, a son of John W. and Agnes Hailstone Skeldon. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Cavanaugh on September 3, 1939 in SS. Simon and Jude Church. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Ronnie Skeldon of Sumpter, S.C., John Skeldon of Phoenix, Ariz., Dennis, David and Chuck Skeldon, all of Gillespie; daughters, Judy Ernst of Nokomis, Lynne Striegel, Loretta Troutwine and Beth Rauzi, all of Gillespie; brother, Walter Skeldon of Sholo, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Agnes Stewart and Hazel Voyles.

Skinner, Gertrud

Gertrud "Trudy" Skinner, who has family in the local area, died Saturday, December 18, 1999, in the Evansville Manor, Evansville, Wis. She was 79 years old on May 2. She was born in Wieseck - Giessen, Germany, a daughter of Henrich and Marie Weller, and moved to Southern Illinois in 1955, where she raised five sons. In 1994, she moved to Evansville. Surviving are sons, Anu Skinner and wife Radhe of Milwaukee, Gil Skinner and wife Diane of Evansville, Fred Skinner and wife Sharon of Evansville, John Skinner and wife Debbie of Summerfield and Glen Skinner of Madison; grandchildren, Heather Culbertson, Aaron Skinner, Emily, Sara and Eliot Skinner, Mark, Elizabeth and Michelle Trokey; and six great grandchildren. Others surviving include a special friend and sister in law, Rosel Weller and sister in law, Gertie Weller along with nephews Frank and Arno Weller. Preceding her in death were her husband, Amos Skinner and brothers, Walter, Ottmar and Erich Weller. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 8, in the Kelly House at Evansville, Wis. Burial will take place later in Frankfurt, Germany.

Skinner, Troy

Services for Troy Skinner, of Morrisonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Hough Colonial Home, Morrisonville. Burial will be in St. Maurice's Cemetery, Morrisonville. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday after 9 a.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Morrisonville Palmer Ambulance Service. Mr. Skinner died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Memorial Hospital, Springfield. He was 83 years old on December 12, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer, and a member of St. Maurice's Catholic Church in Morrisonville. Born in Palmer, he was a son of Alfred and Della McKinney Skinner. A sister, Grace Durbin of Morrisonville, survives. Preceding him in death were one brother and five sisters.

Slater, Betty J.

Services for Betty Jean Slater, wife of retired Judge Bill Slater, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in McCracken Funeral Home, Pana. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery at Rosamond. Mrs. Slater died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, in Pana Community Hospital. She was 77 years old on June 4. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Arthur and Mary Christoph Schroeder. Her husband, Bill J. Slater, whom she married in 1946 in Springfield, survives. Surviving also are daughters, Cynthia Stalets of Chatham, Nancy Voudrie of Pana; son, Judge David W. Slater of Pana; and five grandchildren. Both of the Judges Slater have served in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Slaby, Michael V.

Services for Michael V. Slaby, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials are suggested to Staunton Home Health. Mr. Slaby died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 85 years old on July 25. He was loading dock worker before he retired, and a member of Teamsters Local 710, Chicago. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton. He was born in Staunton, a son of Ignac and Mary Kobiliak Slaby. There are no immediate survivors. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Slaughter, Frank E.

Services for Frank E. Slaughter, of Nokomis, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church there with the Rev. James Norton officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the church after 1 p.m. Mr. Slaughter died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing home. He was 95 years old on March 25. He was a farmer. He was born in Nokomis, a son of Henry and Sarah Johnson Slaughter. He married Ina M. Halleman on December 19, 1943, in St. Paul's. She died February 27, 1997. Surviving are daughters, Donna Hilligoss and husband Marvin of East Alton, Nancy Durbin and husband Loren of Coffeen, Marsha Pray and husband Delmar of Nokomis; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were two children in infancy, Sheryl Ann and Gary Frank; two brothers, John and Elmer Slaughter; and a sister, Emma Slaughter.

Slifka, Bella

Bella Slifka died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 85 years old on January 30. She resided in the Staunton area, in Olive Township, for 17 years before moving to Chicago. She returned to Staunton earlier this month. She was born in Thurber, Texas, a daughter of John and Mary Ponsetti Cima. She married John "Jack" Slifka on August 12, 1960, in Chicago; he died June 22, 1994. Surviving are a son, John Rossini and wife Joan of Homewood; daughter, Margaret Rossini of Downers Grove; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Pete Rossini and a sister, Margaret Cima. Services were held at 11 this morning in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston. Burial was in Spangle Cemetery at Livingston. 

Slightom, Helen Elizabeth

Helen Elizabeth Slightom, whose husband, Donald, was formerly from Litchfield, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 1998, as the result of a massive heart attack. She and Donald Miles Slightom were married July 30, 1949. He survives. She was 85 years old on May 31 and a resident of the Joliet area most of her life. She was born in Normanstown. Surviving besides her husband are her children, Diana Totte and husband Rick, Gwen Book and husband Ray, Jack Book and wife Dollie, all of Joliet, and Chuck Book of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sisters, 11 grandchildren, six great grandchildren. A son, Gene Book, five sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Services were held Saturday in Joliet with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery there. Blackburn Funeral Home of Joliet was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of condolence may be sent to Donald Slightom in care of 14 Birch, Minooka, IL 60447.

Small, Robert M.

Robert M. Small, formerly of Raymond, died at 3 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999, in his home in Peoria. He was 79 years old on January 24, and a Marine veteran of World War II. During the war he served in the South Pacific. He was a carpenter for B&B Builders in Trivoli for 33 years before he retired in 1987, and a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church. He was born in Raymond, a son of John and Emma Thielen Small. He married Helen Baggs on July 15, 1944, in Peoria. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Michael Small and wife Shellie of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Pamela Anderson and husband Ronald of Washington, Rebecca Turner and husband Randy of Peoria, Cindy Small of Seattle, Kimberly Jo Small of Lincoln; brother, Melvin Small of Peoria; and five grandchildren. Services were held this morning in his church. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Smiley, Jason A.

Services for Jason A. Smiley, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Smiley died at 3:22 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville, following an early morning accident on Interstate 55 near Hamel. He was 26 years old on February 26. He was a machinist with Olin Corporation in East Alton, where he had worked for seven years. He was born in Staunton, a son of Richard Smiley and Roberta Boston Tevini, and was not married. Surviving are a son, Brandon Smiley of Staunton; his mother, Roberta Tevini of Staunton; father, Richard Smiley of Granite City; brother, Jeff Tevini of Staunton; and grandparents, Elmer and Donna Boston of Mt. Olive.

Sminchak, Gertrude

Services for Gertrude Sminchak, of Staunton, will be held at noon Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mrs. Sminchak died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 82 years old on June 4. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Adolph and Frieda Karger Guenther. She married Stephen G. "Sam" Sminchak on October 12, 1940, in Staunton. He died January 30, 1995. Surviving are sons, Stephen Sminchak and wife Loretta, Richard Sminchak and wife Janet, all of Staunton; four grandchildren, Mary Jo Sample and husband Danny of Colorado Springs, Colo., Stephen L. Sminchak, William Sminchak, Tuesday D. Sminchak, all of Staunton. Other survivors include a sister in law, Marjorie Guanther of Cahokia. Preceding her in death was a brother, Adolph Guenther.

Smith, Arthur L.

Services for Arthur L. Smith, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Smith died at 12:25 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, in St. francis Hospital. He was 88 years old. He was a mail carrier for 30 years with the Litchfield Post Office; he retired in 1972. As a young man he worked at the Brown Shoe Company and the Farmers Exchange grocery store in Litchfield. He was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church and the Litchfield Masonic Lodge which he served as past Worshipful Master, Order of the Eastern Star which he served as past Worthy Patron. He was also a member of the Litchfield Senior Citizens Club and the Ansar Temple in Springfield. He held the 33rd degree of Masonry. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Horace and Dora Jane Smith. He married Lucille Smith on February 10, 1934, in the Litchfield Methodist Church Parsonage; she died March 22, 1999. Surviving are a son, Richard Smith and wife Jerri of Springfield; daughter, Sylvia Boehme and husband Keith of Litchfield; three grandchildren, Mike Boehme of Hillsboro, Jill Curtis of Litchfield, Barry Smith of Springfield; one great granddaughter and three step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Donald Smith and a sister, Edith George. Services for Arthur L. Smith, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Bell of St. Timothy Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "In the Garden," "The Lord's Prayer," and "Blest Be the Tie that Binds." Pallbearers were Dale Hughes, Loyd Nail, Don Warren, Dale Greenwalt, Rolland Longcor and Harold Pence. Following the services a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Mr. Smith, 88, died Sunday, May 16.

Smith, Beatrice

Services for Beatrice "Bea" Smith, of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Raymond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Hough Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond United Methodist Church or the Raymond - Harvel Ambulance Service. Mrs. Smith died at 4:48 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 87 years old on January 5. She was a teacher and taught for three years at the Rosedale School. She was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and the Mispath class of the church. She was born in Morrisonville, a daughter of Lution T. and Lila Fountain Watts Entsminger. She married Kenneth Smith of Taylorville on November 18, 1933. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Robert Smith and wife Melba of Raymond, and a daughter, Ruth Ann Driskell and husband Dallas of Taylorville. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Mary Lou Bates on March 9, 1999; sisters, Louise Fountain Entsminger on August 21, 1909, Ethel Beckmeier on February 15, 1963; and a brother, Walter Smith on August 9, 1946.

Smith, Carl W.

Services for Carl W. "Bill" Smith, formerly of Hillsboro, were held this morning in Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. Smith, of Mt. Zion, died at 3:17 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. He was 69 years old on June 10, and an Army veteran. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Carl and Charlotte Kelly Smith. He married Donna M. Boyd on May 29, 1954. She survives. Surviving also are Jerry W. Smith and wife Christine, Kevin W. Smith and wife Kim, all of Mt. Zion, and four grandchildren.

Smith, Cassandra

Cassandra A. "Cassey" Smith, of Waverly, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield. She was 40 years old on March 16. She was born in Atlanta, Ga., resided for several years in Akron, Ohio and for the past six years in Waverly. Surviving are her husband, David A. Smith; father, Paul Shelton of Springfield; and a brother, Shaun L. Her mother, Rhea A. Bryan, preceded her in death. Services were held this morning in Staab Funeral Home.

Smith, Clifford A.

Funeral Mass for Clifford A. Smith, of Nokomis, will be said at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Louis Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Pat Jakel. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery, Morrisonville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis. Rosary will be said at 4:45 p.m. Mr. Smith died at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 1999, in Pana Community Hospital. He would have been 87 years old on December 12. He was a retired farmer, member of St. Louis Catholic Church and a 50-year member of the Modern Woodman. He was born in Grayson County, Ky., a son of George A. and Bertha Clemen Smith. He married Louise Babbs in 1938 in Stonington. Surviving are sons, James Smith and wife Betty of Oconee, Wendell Smith and wife Jane of Ohlman, Richard Smith and wife Judy of Nokomis, Carl Smith and wife Darlene of Rory, Utah, Robert Smith and wife Paula of Pana; daughters, Pamela Thull and husband Bob of Ramsey, Sharon Warren and husband Rex of Petersburg; brothers, George Smith and wife Tracy, Eugene Smith and wife Georgette of Leitchfield, Ky.; sisters, Rosemary Dawood and husband Yourish of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joyce Hopper and husband Andy of Louisville, Ky., Anne Kelty and husband Chuck of Leitchfield; 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two children, Joseph and Patricia and six brothers and sisters.

Smith, Edward Carl

Services for Edward Carl Smith, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Gillespie Benld Ambulance Service. Mr. Smith died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. He was 87 years old on October 18. He was a machine operator at Schein Body and Equipment Manufacturing in Carlinville before he retired. He was born in Pine, Mo., a son of William and Melinda Pigg Smith. His first wife, the former Mabel Price, preceded him in death. His second wife, the former Vera Moon Wiersma, survives. Surviving also are a son, John Wiersma and wife Linda of Gillespie; daughters, Phyllis Pollo and husband Joseph of Benld, Joyce Fernandes and husband Robert of Springfield; brother, Clifford Smith of Cebance; sisters, Ruth Cates and Pualine Mann, both of Mill Spring, Mo.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Earl, Roy, Fred and Jerry Smith.

Smith, Kathleen L.

Funeral Mass for Kathleen L. Smith, formerly of Staunton, will be said at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. Ms. Smith died Thursday, August 27, 1998, in her home in Lakeland, Fla. She was 39 years old on October 5. She was a hostess at the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando, Fla. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Richard and Viola Smith, now of Litchfield. Surviving besides her parents are sisters, Patricia A. White, Sherry L. Petri, Lauri A. Sudholt and brothers, Michael R., Mark A., Andrew C. and Timothy W. Smith, all of Staunton.

Smith, Kimberly Jo

Services for Kimberly Jo Smith, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with Arthur Roemer officiating. Burial will be in Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Kim Smith Memorial Fund. Mrs. Smith, of Mt. Olive, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 1998, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. She would have been 30 years old on November 21. She was a service representative for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and a volunteer at Mt. Olive Elementary School. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Charles and JoAnn Pomatto Buckner. She married David Smith on September 7, 1991, in Gillespie. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Zachary Smith of Mt. Olive; her parents, Charles and JoAnn Buckner of Gillespie; brothers, Brian Buckner of Carlinville, Brad Buckner of Gillespie; grandparents, Martin and Mary Pomatto of Wilsonville, Rose Buckner of Gillespie. Preceding her in death were her grandfathers, George Buckner and Mario Pomatto.

Smith, Lucille

Services for Lucille Smith, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funreal Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Smith died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 22, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 87 years old on June 12. She was a machine operator with Roller Derby Skate Corporation before she retired in 1973. She had also worked for the Brown Shoe Company in Litchfield. She was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church and the Reapers Class of the church, a 50 year member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Hermon Chapter 94 in Hillsboro, and a member of the Litchfield Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed played cards. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Fred and Mattie Ball Britton. She married Arthur L. Smith on February 10, 1934, in the Methodist Church parsonage in Litchfield. He survives. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Surviving also are a son, Richard Smith and wife Jerri of Springfield; daughter, Sylvia Boehme and husband Keith of Litchfield; sisters, Frances Reubart and Mary Becker, both of Litchfield; three grandchildren, Mike Boehme of Hillsboro, Jill Curtis of Litchfield, Barry Smith of Springfield; one great granddaughter and three step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Earl Britton and a sister, Lillian Leitschuh. Services for Lucille Smith, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Bell of St. Timothy United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections for the service were "Amazing Grace," "Softly and Tenderly" and "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." Pallbearers were John Groves of Atwater, Bud Leitschuh, Jim Leitschuh, Roland Longcor, all of Litchfield, Joe Leitschuh of Mt. Olive and Raymond Leitschuh of Fillmore. Following the services a meal was provided for the family and friends by the women of St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Smith, 87, died Monday, March 22, in St. Francis Hospital.

Smith, Nellie M.

Services for Nellie M. Smith, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, or to the Gillespie © Benld Ambulance Service. Mrs. Smith died at 4:43 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 72 years old on May 7. She was a bookkeeper for Gillespie Plumbing and Heating for 17 years before she retired. She was a 1942 graduate of Gillespie High School. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Charles W. and Ella Bohlen Schmidt. She married Lyle "Red" Smith on July 11, 1959. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Brenda Smith Lucca and husband Glenn of Kingston; brother, Charles Schmidt of Carlinville; sisters, Elsie Schmidt Puype, Helen Schmidt, both of Gillespie; four grandsons, Adam, Bret, Mason and Thomas Lucca, all of Kingston. Preceding her in death was a sister, Jessie Schmidt Mansholt; brothers, Wade and Milton Schmidt.

Smith, Oliver Allen

Oliver Allen Smith, father of Charles Smith and Joyce Beirman of Raymond, died Saturday, September 19, 1998, in Girard. He was 75 years old on September 25. Mr. Smith, of Scheller and formerly of Morrisonville, was a son of Marion and Lenora O'Brien Smith and married Dorothy Durbin in 1943 in Taylorville. Surviving are another son, Allen Smith of Mt. Vernon; five other daughters, Judy Lair of Auburn, Jean Ersery of Taylorville, Brenda Reitz of Monticello, Janet Jones of Fillmore, Janice Myers of Girard; 19 grandchildren and 17 gret grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Moffitt Funeral Home, Morrisonville. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery.

Smith, RW

Graveside service for RW "Rip" Smith, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Redmen Cemetery in DeQueen, Arkansas, with the Rev. Wesley Blankenship officiating. Wilkerson Funeral Home in DeQueen is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Smith, of Carthage, Texas, died Friday, July 16, 1999, in Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. He was 61 years old on August 6. He worked as a mechanic and was of the Methodist faith. He was born in Floydada, Texas. His wife, Vada, survives. Surviving also are daughters, Edie Raney of Garland, Texas and Toi Kruse of Litchfield; his mother, Fula Smith of Carthage; brother, John Smith of St. Louis; and three grandchildren.

Smith, Shirley

Services for Shirley "Smitty" Smith, brother of James Smith of Fillmore, were held this morning in Berea Christian Church of Mt. Auburn. Burial was in Berea Cemetery. Mr. Smith, of Mt. Auburn, died Saturday, October 2, 1999, in his home. He was 67 years old on July 6. He was owner and oeprator of Smitty's Pub before he retired, and also previously owned and operated the Vintage Vault Diner. He was born in Cypress, a son of Samule R. and Mary Isom Smith. He married Carold D. Burns in 1951 in Mt. Auburn. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Shirley J. Stuart, Mary J. Ryan, both of Illiopolis, Carol Ann Cerara of rural Warrensburg; son, Timothy D. Smith of Danvers; three other brothers, Bobby Smith of Mt. Auburn, Glen Eddleman of Decatur, Paul Howard of Centralia; sisters, Ruby Hoppaw of Edinburg, Virginia Gregory of Detroit and Louis Blackburn of North Baltimore, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Smith, Ulysses S.

Graveside service for Ulysses S. "Sol" Smith, of American Canyon, Calif., was held this morning in Stonington at the Old Stonington Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Monday, October 18, 1999, in John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 80 years old on September 23. He served with the Army Air Force Flying Tigers in World War II. In civilian life he was a speech therapist with the Vallejo Unified School District. He was born in Gatliff, Ky., a son of Tipton and Blanche Lay Smith. He married Esther R. Covington of Stonington. She survives. Surviving also are sisters, Thelma Mittlebach of Arizona, Elenor Mauch of Atwood; brothers, O.J. Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla., Don Smith of Huntsville, Texas. Preceding him in death was a brother, Chester Smith.

Smock, Clifford Nathan

Clifford Nathan Smock, formerly of Farmersville, died Saturday, December 5, 1998, in Huntsville, Alabama. He resided in nearby Scottsboro and was 73 years old on March 5. He was born in Divernon, a son of Nathan D. and Mary V. Skeen Smock, and was reared in Farmersville, attending schools there. He joined the Navy before graduating from high school and spent 22 years in the service, seeing action in both World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Chief Petty officer. After leaving the service he worked for a missile parts manufacturer in California. He and his family moved to Alabama in 1976. He and his wife, Betty Jean, celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary shortly before she died on April 8, 1996. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Beaty and husband Ronald of Scottsboro, Connie Fisher and husband Dennis, Judy Fratus and husband Fred, all of Waukegan; a son, Clifford Gene Smock of Scottsboro; his mother, Mary Smock of Litchfield; sisters, Joann Davis and husband Robert, Freda Wanger, all of Litchfield; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death besides his wife were his father, Nathan Smock; brothers, James and Steven Smock; and a grandson, David Paul Beaty. Services were held Tuesday in Rudder Funeral Home at Scottsboro. Burial was in Pine Haven Cemetery near Scottsboro. Attending from Litchfield were his sister, Joann Davis and her grandson, Terry Darrah and cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hankins and daughter Kim.

Sneddon, Florece E.

Services for Florece E. Sneddon, sister of Louis Davidson of Litchfield, were held at 10 this morning in Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville. Burial was in Fraley Cemetery there. Mrs. Sneddon died Friday, October 9, 1998, in Springfield. She was 60 years old on April 6. She was born in Taylorville, a daughter of Jacob and Georgia Edith Reber Emerson. Her husband, Peter Douglas Sneddon, whom she married in 1955 in Taylorville, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, John Douglas Snedden of Palmer, Kevin and Rick Sneddon, both of Taylorville; a daughter, Cinda Sue Sausaman of Springfield; two other brothers, Frank and Tim Emerson of Taylorville; sisters, Linda Cloyd, Georgia Elam, Flossie McCauley, Josephine Tarrant, all of Taylorville, Marilyn Smith and Betty Summers of Dixon; and 10 grandchildren.

Snider, Evelyn

Services for Evelyn Snider, of rural Coffeen, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Toberman Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ronald Rhodus officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi or the Shiloh Cemetery, Coffeen. Mrs. Snider died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 89 years old on January 13. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School, earned a teachers certificate from Eastern Illinois University, and taught school at Vanburensburg, White Hall and Shiloh rural schools. After marriage she farmed with her husband in the Coffeen area for as long as health permitted. She was a member of the Baptist faith, Sunday School teacher and church worker for many years. She was also a former member of the Montgomery County Homemakers Extension, now called the Montgomery County Association for Home and Community Education, also a member in the Montgomery County Farm Bureau and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing. She was born near Bingham, a daughter of Andrew and Rose Kettelkamp Brackebusch. She married Eldon Snider on August 12, 1934, in the home of her parents. He died January 6, 1990. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Ann Lawler and husband Loren of Coffeen, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Arthur Brackebusch and a sister, Frieda Brackebusch.

Snider, Harry C.

Services for Harry Clifford Snider, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Toberman Funeral Home there with the Rev. Don Cranfill officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Coffeen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to East Fork Baptist Church, Coffeen, or Hillsboro Hospital. Mr. Snider died at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 75 years old on September 10. He farmed and did carpentry work most of his life. He was a member of the East Fork Baptist Church. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Samuel H. and Corda E. Hickman Snider. He married Audrey J. Settle on March 10, 1948, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Tracy Snider of Springfield; a daughter, Brenda Oberle and husband Albert of Hillsboro; sisters, Ruth Greenwood of Coffeen and June Eson of Taylorville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were brothers, Wesley and Eldon Snider and sisters, Louise Whitten, Nellie Reincke and Jane Snider.

Snyder, Robert Emile

Memorial service for Robert Emile James Snyder, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 14 in Kankakee at the chapel in Mount Grove Cemetery. Mr. Snyder, of Chicago, died September 28, 1998, in Morton Grove. He was 76 years old. He was a professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago where he was chairman of the Marketing department and associate dean of the Walter E. Heller College of Business. His career began in broadcasting as a founder of KXIC in Iowa City, Iowa. Later he owned WKID in Champaign and WKDC in Elmhurst. He was active in Rotary International and the Boys Scouts of America, from whom he received the Silver Beaver award. He was born in Hillsboro, graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1940, the University of Illinois in 1944, and Iowa State University in 1947. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of Iowa. He served in the Army Signal Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Marion Fisher; sons, Lawrence Snyder of Seattle, Wash., Alden Snyder of Lisle; brother, John Snyder of Wilmington, Del.; sisters, Lillian Snyder of Nauvoo, Helen Whatley of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Solander, Theodore C.

Graveside service for Theodore Carl Solander, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with the Rev. Arvid Adell officiating. Calvert - Belangee - Bruce Funeral Home at Farmer City is in charge of arrangements. This morning a funeral service was held in the First United Methodist Church of Staunton with the Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church. Mr. Solander died at 7:35 p.m. Friday, February 12, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. He was 84 years old on April 2. He was manager of the Newberry 5&10 store in Litchfield and the Walkers 5&10 store in Jerseyville and Hillsboro. He also held bank positions in Hillsboro, Springfield, Rushville and Staunton. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Staunton, Moose Lodge and Kiwanis Club in Hillsboro. He refereed basketball in Hillsboro, Jerseyville and other communities. He was born in Iron River, Michigan, a son of August and Clara O. Larson Solander. He married Elise M. Belangee on February 15, 1936, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Beverly Adell and husband Wally of Sterling, Jerry Franklin and husband Don of Johns Island, S.C.; brother, Martin Solander of Ludington, Mich.; sisters, Viola Swanson, Doris Nelson, both of Northbrook, Jennie Erickson of Iron River, Signe Lindahl of Beechwood, Mich.; six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Clarence and Hilmer Solander and a step granddaughter.

Somerfield, Mary E.

Services for Mary E. Somerfield, formerly of Witt, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Sharon Colbert officiating. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Somerfield, of Springfield, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 60 years old on October 13. She worked for the State of Illinois in the Department of Professional Regulation. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Ernest and Mary Matthews Somerfield. Surviving are a daughter, Lynnett Puckett and husband Donald of Springfield and a son, James Somerfield and wife Autumn of Riverton, Wyo; sisters, Gloria Reynolds, Annabell Davis, both of Witt; brothers, Ernest, Bill and Robert Somerfield of West Frankfort; and five grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Ernest in infancy, Charles, Ben, Richard and Harold; and sisters, Edna Tonellato and Emma Martin.

Somers, Marilyn C.

Services for Marilyn Celeste Somers, formerly of Mt. Olive, were held at 2 p.m. today in Immanuel Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Daniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery or the Lutheran Hour. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, was in charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Somers, of Lauderhill, Fla., died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999, in Columbia University Hospital, Tamarac, Fla. She was 74 years old on February 1. For several years, she lived in Rochester, Mich., and worked for 18 years as a secretary for ITT Automotive in Auburn Hills. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Shelby Township, Mich. She was active in the church working as secretary in the church office, and as a member of the LWML Guild and the new building committee. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Frank and Martha Luecht Regenhold, attended Immanuel Lutheran grade school there and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in the class of 1943. Surviving are two children, Donn Somers and wife Eileen of Brighton, Mich., Mark Somers and wife Tina of Lauderhill, Fla., and four grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Roy Regenhold. Services for Marilyn Celeste Somers, formerly of Mt. Olive, were held there at 2 p.m. Monday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Daniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Musical selections were "Beautiful Savior," "Amazing Grace" and "Abide with Me." Soloist was Rosemary Messner, organist was Norma Gehner. Pallbearers were Donn Somers, Mark Somers, Robin Cooke, Bill Scheller, Garnier Grandidier and Jules Hainaut. Mrs. Somers, 74, died Saturday, August 14, in Tamarac, Fla.

Soulsby, Russell

Services for Russell Soulsby, of Mt. Olive, a member of the Route 66 Hall of Fame, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Academic Foundation. Mr. Soulsby died at 5:38 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 1999, in his home. He was 89 years old on August 11, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was owner of Soulsby's Service and TV Repair in Mt. Olive, along with his sisters, Ola Soulsby and Velma Chilovich. The service station, remaining as it was in the hey-days of Route 66, became a must-see for tourists following the Mother Road. He and the station were inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame in McLean in 1990. The station was closed in November of the following year; it had operated since July 1926. He was reared in Mt. Olive, attending schools there through high school and in the Navy became a radio communications instructor. He was a member of VFW Post 5790, 40&8, Yurkovich - Beck American Legion Post 94, and the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Olive. He enjoyed dancing as a pastime. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Henry W. and Anna B. Schmidt. He married Elizabeth F. Burge on August 11, 1935. She died March 17, 1970. Surviving are son, Russell Ronald "Ron" Soulsby and wife Connie Manassas Park, Va., Edward Lee Soulsby of Lakewood, Colo.; three grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson and husband Andrewe of Lewiston, Christopher Soulsby of Denver, Colo., Stacy Soulsby of Manassas Park and one great grandchild, Thomas Lee Soulsby of Denver. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Karen A. Soulsby of Mt. Olive and a companion, Olivia Dobrinich of Staunton. Preceding him in death were an infant son, Ronald Russell Soulsby; son, Donald Russell Soulsby; and sisters, Ola E.H. Soulsby and Velma Chilovich. Following the services a lunch will be served for family and friends in the Methodist Church Hall by the women of the church. Services for Russell Edward Soulsby, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. Pallbearers were Rex Burge, Tom O'Connor, Mel West, Wayne Harshaw, Jay Tritelli and Drewe Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Vernon Bruch, Anton Fassero and Frank Schwab. At graveside the flag was folded by Dan Mancini and Michael Kasarda, and presented by Kasarda to the son, Edward Soulsby. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends in the Methodist Church Hall by the women of the church. Mr. Soulsby, 89, died Saturday, October 30, in his home.

Southard, Mable Olive

Graveside service for Mable Olive Southard, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. Mrs. Southard, formerly of South Roxana, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, February 15, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 96 years old on December 27. She was born in Madison County near Edwardsville, a daughter of John and Emma O'Neil. She married Leonard Southard on May 12, 1928. He died in January 1987. Surviving are two grandchildren, Steven Titsworth and wife Judy of Holmes Beach, Fla., Timothy Titsworth and wife Kelly of Litchfield, and seven great grandchildren. The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice L. Titsworth; brothers, Jesse, Theodore and Charlie O'Neil and sisters, Clara Hessel and Mary. Graveside service for Mabel Olive Southard, formerly of South Roxana, were held at 10 a.m. today in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Rev. Charles Schwaab, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Hartford, officiated. Pallbearers were Chad Titsworth, Josh Titsworth, Steve Titsworth and Tim Titsworth. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Southard, 96, died Monday, February 15, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. 

Southwick, Gertrude

Services for Gertrude Southwick, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Harry Meyer, pastor of the First Christian Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery at Flora. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro Health Care Center of the National Kidney Foundation. Mrs. Southwick died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 79 years old. She had a 30 year career as an employee of the federal government, retiring in 1973 as a general supply officer with the Army Directorate of Material Management. She resided in Granite City for many years, but moved back to Hillsboro in 1975. She spent her youth in Hillsboro, having graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1936. She was a charter member of the Hillsboro Lioness Club, grand marshal of the Hillsboro Old Settlers parade in 1992, active volunteer in the Hillsboro Hospital Extended Care facility and the Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was born in Warrick County, Indiana, a daughter of Homer and A. Theodora Barclay Johnson. She married Harold Southwick on January 16, 1946, in East St. Louis. He died in 1958. Surviving are brothers, Harold Johnston and wife Nancy of Kansas City, Mo., John Johnston and wife Patricia of San Diego, Calif. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Clarice Johnston and Mary Helen Botkin.

Spears, Clyde

Funeral arrangements for Clyde Spears, of Litchfield, are incomplete at Meinschein Funeral Home. Mr. Spears, 74, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Litchfield HealthCare Center. Services for Clyde Spears, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Revisky officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the time of service. Mr. Spears died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 1999, in Litchfield HealthCareCenter. He was 74 years old on January 3. He built and repaired furniture and clocks. He also was an artist and drew many pictures. Before moving to Litchfield, he resided in Decatur for many years. He was born in Divernon Township of Sangamon County, a son of Malden D. and Mary Ann Brewer Spears, and never married. Surviving are a brother, George Spears of Catotaga Lake, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were sisters, Besse Releford, Clara Long, Hazel Plunkett and a half sister, May Pulley. Services for Clyde Spears, of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Revisky of The Christian Church of Litchfield officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Irene Graden, organist, accompanied vocalist Shirley Edwards. Pallbearers were Byril Goodwin, Jeremy Spears, Randy Spears, Gary Spears, Bob Scheaffer and Larry Zeiters. Mr. Spears, 74, died Sunday, March 14, in Litchfield HealthCare Center.

Spears, Elbert Keith

Services for Elbert Keith Spears, of Fillmore, were held this morning in Miller Funeral Home there. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Mr. Spears died at 6:50 p.m. Friday, August 7, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 85 years old on March 12. He was born in Fayette County, a son of Fred and Sarah Davis Spears. He married Gladys M. Brown in 1932 in Montgomery County. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Carl Spears and wife Darline of Hillsboro; daughter, Janet Blankenship and husband Roger of Nokomis; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding him in death were brothers, Ralph, Jesse, Kenneth and Winand Spears.

Speed, Archibold Lee

Services for Archibold Lee Speed, formerly of Gillespie, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thurman, Iowa, Cemetery with military rites conducted by Rommel Conklin VFW Post 7064 of Tabor, Iowa. The Rev. Darrell Hopp of the Bartlett, Iowa, Community Church officiated. Crawford Marshall Funeral Chapel in Tabor was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Speed died Wednesday, August 26, 1998, in Grape Community Hospital, Hamburg, Iowa. He was 79 years old on October 23, and an Army veteran of World War II. He lived in Gary, Indiana, for many years and was a sanitation engineer until he retired. After that he spent time in both Iowa and Indiana, to be near his daughters. He recently returned to Iowa and resided in Shenandoah. He enjoyed fishing and spending time talking with friends. He was born near Gillespie, a son of Archibold Lee and Margaret Lettle Speed. Surviving are daughters, Della Collins and husband Bill of Dragoon, Ariz., Frances Jensen and husband Ed of Thurman, Iowa, Alice Dornhecker and husband Bob of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, Lee Speed and wife Marilyn of St. Charles, Mo.; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Speiser, John W.

Services for John W. Speiser, of Witt, will be held at 10 a.m. SAturday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with the Rev. Father Pat Jakel and Pastor Jay Martin officiating. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mr. Speiser died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 76 years old on January 27, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was farmer, member of the Witt Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. He was born in Witt, a son of Phil and Florence Martin Speiser. He married Ruth Hines on June 8, 1946. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Ruth Ann Harston and husband James of Springfield; son, John P. Speiser and wife Connie of Witt; brother, Paul Speiser of Eagle River, Wis.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death was a sister, Wilma in childhood.

Spengeman, Blanche I.

Services for Blanche I. Spengeman, of Panama, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shriners or the Heart Fund. Mrs. Spengeman died at 5:24 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 84 years old on August 7. She resided in the Panama and Sorento area her entire life. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Jesse and Belle Reed Hastings. Both her first husband, Lloyd Saathoff, and her second husband, Harold Spengeman, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Dan Saathoff of Panama; daughters, Gail Hancock, Jeanette McGill, Brenda Kimbro, all of Panama, Vina Houchlei of Sorento; sisters, Mary Worrell, Dolores Cruthis, both of Sorento; 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchidlren and one great great grandchild.

Spensberger, Nancy A

Funeral Mass for Nancy Alice Neal Spensberger, of Mt. Olive, will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church there by the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain of St. Francis Hospital. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home from 9 until 10:45 a.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Trinity Cemetery Association or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mrs. Spensberger died at 1:39 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 93 years old on February 12. She worked as a hotel clerk and in restaurants, including the 66 Terminal, before she retired. She was a member of several card clubs and the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens. She was born in Greenville. She married Paul Joseph Spensberger on October 14, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kansas; he died June 2, 1961. Surviving are a son, Paul Spensberger and wife Judy of Mt. Olive and grandchildren, Paul and David Spensberger. Preceding her in death were brothers, Jim Neal, Alphie Neal and one other, and a sister, Ruth Perfetti. Services for Nancy Alice Spensberger, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Altar servers were Daniel Dragovich and Anthony Obernuefemann. The Holy Trinity choir was accompanied by organist Amy Dragovich. Pallbearers were her son Paul Spensberger, grandson David Spensberger along with Casey Sobberi, Bruce Fenton, Charles Yancik, Ted Tomaso. Mrs. Spensberger, 93, died Sunday, April 4, in Hillsboro Hospital. Her full obituary was in Monday's paper and at theat time her parents' names were unknown; she was a daughter of Alpha L. and Mary Jane Fisher Neal. 

Spickerman, Pauline E.

Pauline E. Spickerman, who was known for her inspirational speaking and for singing in churches throughout the area, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 1999, in her home in Dow. She was 74 years old on June 11. Besides speaking and singing, she owned and operated Pingy's Floral in Alton. Before that she was a teller at the Wedge Bank for many years. During World War II, she was employed at Western Cartridge. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Alton where she was choir director. She also taught Sunday school at the church until she was well into her '70s. She often said retiring from the class was one of the hardest things she ever had to do. She was also a member of the Dorcas women's group and active in Mothers' Club and PTA. She was born in Alton, a daughter of George Robert and Stella L. Tindall Parish. She married Melvin Spickerman on May 2, 1959, in Alton. He survives. Surviving also are sons, James A. McDonald and wife Debbie of Rosewood Heights, Paul Spickerman and wife Ruth of Rensselaer, Ind.; a brother, George Robert Parish Jr. of Mountain Home, Ark.; sisters, Roberta "Bobbie" Wagner of Alton, Juanita Hanei of Venus, Fla.; and three grandchildren, James Andrew McDonald III, Jonathan and Elizabeth Ellen Spickerman. Services were held Saturday in the First Christian Church of Alton. Burial was in Igersoll Cemetery. Gent Funeral Home, Alton, ws in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to Saint Anthony's Hospice or the First Christian Church. 

Spisak, Jr., John

Funeral arrangements for John Spisak, Jr., formerly of Mt. Olive, are pending at Becker and Son Funeral Home there. Mr. Spisak, 89, died Thursday in California. Funeral Mass for John Lawrence Spisak, Jr., formerly of Mt. Olive, will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 7:45 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Holy Trinity Cemetery or to Masses. Mr. Spisak, of Hayward, Calif., died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 1999, in Parkview Health Care Center there. He was 89 years old on November 7, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a presser for Hart, Shafner and Marx Menswear in Chicago for 20 years. He attended Mt. Olive schools, was baptized and confirmed in the Holy Trinity church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of John Lawrence, Sr., and Susan Slavik Spisak. Surviving is a brother, Joseph Spisak of Hayward. A brother, Mike Spisak and sisters, Mary Kropik and Anna Katchmar preceded him in death. Following the services Tuesday a lunch will be served to family and friends in the Holy Trinity basement by the women of the church. Services for John Lawrence Spisak, Jr., formerly of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Holy Trinity Church there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated with Dan Dragovich and Braden Grejtak as servers. Organist Ruth Zubal accompanied the church choir. Pallbearers were Dr. Jerome Katchmar, Frank Kropick, Dan Mancini, Charles Yancik, Ted Tomso and Ed Becker. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Mr. Spisak, 89 of Hayward, Calif., died Thursday, February 4, in Hayward.

Spitznagel, Joseph H.

Services for Joseph H. Spitznagel, father of Bob J. Spitznagel of Litchfield, were held this morning in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial was in the Auburn Cemetery. Mr. Sptiznagel died Thursday, September 30, 1999, in St. John's Hospital. He was 70 years old on August 28. He was a mechanic for Narmont Machinery Company in Auburn for more than 30 years before he retired. He was born in Prentice, a son of Joseph H. and Elizabeth R. Newton Spitznagel. He married Delores M. Watkins in 1949 in Jacksonville. She survives. Surviving also are two other sons, Edward E. Spitznagel of Auburn, Donald Spitznagel of Chatham; a daughter, Brenda K. Wylder of Chatham; brother, Albert Lee Thomas of Concord; sisters, Patsy R. Abbott of Springfield, Donna J. Wester of Ashland; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Sportsman, Alma Iola

Services for Alma Iola Sportsman, of Taylor Springs, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Bill Baughman of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro officiating. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Sportsman died at 4:35 this morning, Monday, February 8, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 87 years old on June 10. She was a resident of Taylor Springs for 52 years and worked as a waitress before she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro and the Montgomery County Senior Citizens at Taylor Springs. She was born in Bismarck, Mo., a daughter of James and Amiela Croley Sisk, and graduated from high school there. She married Jim Sportsman on September 12, 1930, in Farmington, Mo. He died in 1975. Surviving are sons, Robby Sportsman and wife Linda of St. Louis, Walter Sportsman and wife Shirlee of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughters, Pat McGee and husband Leonard of Granite City, Sue Henke and husband Norton of Panama, Sandra Lawson of Taylor Springs; 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three brothers, John, Wesley and Rolla Sisk; five sisters, Mamie Diamond, Nell Hortz, June Knight, Hulda Martin, Jessie Castill; and three grandchildren. 

Spriggs, Edna L.

Graveside service for Edna L. Spriggs, formerly of Honey Bend, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cedar Ridge Cemetery there. The Rev. Steve Revisky, of the Christian Church of Litchfield, will officiate. Family and friends will gather at Meinschein Funeral Home on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. to proceed to the cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Salvation Army. Mrs. Spriggs died at 6;30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 1998, in her home in Pasadena, Texas. She was 73 years old on June 25. She was a member of the Spirit of Life Church of God in Pasadena. She was born in Boulder, Colorado, a daughter of Rene C. and Lillie March DeMoulin. Her first husband, Claude Daugherty, died on August 16, 1956. She married John R. Spriggs on April 28, 1994, in Pasadena. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Claude Daughtery and wife Jane of LaMargue, Texas, Gary Daughtery of Dallas, Texas; step sons, Robert Spriggs and wife Patricia, Richard Spriggs and wife Jennifer of Pasadena, Kenneth Spriggs and wife Sandra of Baytown, Texas, Mark Spriggs of Texas; daughters, Gloria McDonald and husband Ernest of Booneville, Ark., Deborah Joyce and husband John of Port Lavaca, Texas, Terrie Boyd and husband Ed of Houston, Texas; step daughter, Cynthia Cook and husband Eddie of Charleston, Ind.; brothers, Frank DeMoulin of Litchfield, Chuck DeMoulin and wife Evelyn of California; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, David Daugherty in infancy; a brother, Clarence DeMoulin; sisters, Mary Stenzel, Effie Clotfelter, Opal Agee; a grandson, Claude Allen Daugherty and a great granddaughter, Heather Shabree Cady. Graveside services for Edna L. DeMoulin Spriggs, formerly of Honey Bend, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Rev. Steve Revisky, of the Christian Church of Litchfield, officiated. Pallbearers were Terry Plowenan, Denny Daugherty, Jack Daugherty, Kenny Wayne Daughtery, Larry Honnie, David Daughtery, Allen Daughtery, Lester Robinson. Mrs. Spriggs, 73, died Wednesday, November 11, in her home in Pasadena, Texas.

Spudic, Joseph T.

Funeral Mass for Joseph Thomas Spudic, of Mt. Olive, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Ascension there by the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz. Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Benld City Cemetery. Croatian Lodge speaker will be Matt Turcol. Friends may call on Saturday in the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mr. Spudic died at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, 1999, in William Riley House, Munster, Ind. He was 86 years old on December 24, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was retired as a police officer from the East Chicago, Ind., Police Department. In his youth he worked for the Inland Steel Company in East Chicago. During his military service he served in five campaigns, including D-Day. He was a member of VFW Post 5790, CFU Lodge 217, East Chicago Police Lodge 59, Disabled American Veterans, Calument A.C. Old Tymers and the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens. He was a member, also, of the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive. He was born in Livingston, a son of Thomas and Dora Luketic Spudic, and graduated from Washington High School in East Chicago, Ind. He married Katherine Seketa on June 2, 1949, in St. Joseph's Church, Benld. She died January 17, 1999. Surviving is a brother, Steve Spudic of Hammond, Ind. Preceding him in death were a brother, John Spudic and a sister, Mary Konkoly. Following the services on Saturday a lunch will be served for family and friends in Ascension Hall by members of the Altar and Rosary Society. 

Spudic, Katherine M.

Services for Katherine Marie Spudic, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Jude's Childrens Hospitals. Mrs. Spudic died at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 84 years old last February 17. She was a stenographer for DuPont Corporation in East Chicago, Ind., before she retired. She was amember of the Church of the Ascension in Mt. Olive and the church Rosary and Altary Society. She was also a member of the Croatian Federation Union Lodge 217, Benld. She attended the Springfield Business School for one year. She was born in Benld, a daughter of John and Marie Rauker Seketa, and attended schools there, graduating from Benld High School. She married Joseph Thomas Spudic on June 21, 1949, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Benld. He survives. Surviving also is a sister, Frances Goldasich of Granite City. Preceding her in death were brothers, John, Thomas and Nicholas Seketa and a sister, Mary Seketa. Following the services on Wednesday a meal will be served to family and friends in the Ascension Church hall by members of the Altar and Rosary Society. Services for Katherine Marie Spudic, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Matt Turcol offered a prayer as speaker for the Croatian Federation Union Lodge 217, of which she was a member. Rosemary Messner was the pianist and soloist. Musical selectsions were "Amazing Grace," "In the Garden" and "Lay Your Hands." Burial was in Benld City Cemetery. Following the services members of the Church of the Ascension Altar and Rosary Society provided a meal for family and friends. Mrs. Spudic, 84, died Sunday, January 17, in St. Francis Hospital.

Spudich, Brian L.

Brian L. Spudich, son of Lee Spudich of Staunton, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 36 years old on August 16. He had been a chef in San Francisco for several years and had moved back to the area, residing in Carlinville for the past year. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Lee J. and Winifred Urick Spudich. He married Sandy L. Hartley last February and she survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Samantha Jo of Carlinville; mother, Winifred Urick of Springfield; brother, Kevin Spudich of Springfield, Karen Spudich of Las Vegas; and grandmother, Barbara Spudick of Livingston. Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. The remains are to be cremated. 

Spudich, Pete D.

Funeral Mass for Pete D. Spudich, of rural New Douglas, will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livingston, by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston. Scripture service will be held at 5 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society Air and Heating Fund or the Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund. Mr. Spudich died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 88 years old on April 7, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked in maintenance with Shell Petroleum Pipeline Company for 30 years and after retiring in 1967, he engaged in farming. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Livingston, life member of Staunton VFW Post 1241 and the Croatian Fraternal Lodge 46 of Benld. He was born in Livingston, a son of John I. and Sophia F. Zarr Spudich, and never married. Surviving are a brother, Joseph Spudich of New Douglas; sisters, Mary Hogan of Saunton, Helen Spudich of New Douglas, Lillian Courtney of Staunton; and many nieces and nephews. Others surviving include a sister in law, Nina Spudick of New Douglas. Preceding him in death were brothers, John Spudick Jr. and Andrew Spudich; a sister and a brother in infancy.

Stamer, Dwane S.

Memorial service for Dwane Stowe "Red" Stamer, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Breum, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, officiating. Inurnment will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. John's Hospice. Mr. Stamer, of Springfield, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 66 years old on July 8, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was associated with the family business, Stamer Implement Company, for many years. He later worked for the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs for five years and for Magnum Enterprise, an automobile battery distributorship in Springfield for seven years. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield and served on the church council for several years. He was instrumental in getting the Litchfield Memorial Pool built and was the first person to dive off the pool's high dive. He was also an honorary Kentucky colonel. He was a past president of the Mississippi Valley Farm Equipment Dealers Association, served on the board of directors of the National Farm and Power Equipment Dealers Association, and was a past member of the Litchfield Airport Authority. After graduating in 1951 from Litchfield High School, he continued his education at Western Illinois University, Macomb, and later attended Sangamon State University, Springfield, earning a bachelor's degree in business Administration in 1989. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Christian Gerhardt "Chris" and Alva Stowe Stamer. He married Wilma J. "Jo" Climer on December 31, 1955, in Gillespie. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Kirk R. Stamer of Tempe, Ariz., Greg Stamer and wife Debbie of Glen Carbon; brother, Jack Stamer of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Carol Bielefeld and husband, the Rev. Earl Bielefeld of Tempe; two grandsons, Christian Stamer of Tempe and Tyler Stamer of Glen Carbon. Memorial services for Dwane Stowe Stamer, formerly of Litchfield, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Breum, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, officiated. Inurnment was in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. During the committal service military honors were provided by the Sangamon County Intraveterans Detail Squad. The flag was presented to Mrs. Jo Stamer. A luncheon was held at the family home following the services. Mr. Stamer, 66, died Saturday, August 14, in St. John's Hospital

Stanton, Berneice

Funeral arrangements for Berneice Stanton, of Donnellson, are pending in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Mrs. Stanton died at 5:12 this morning, Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 71 years old on December 20. She was a resident of Donnellson her entire life, graduating from Donnellson High School in 1944 and from Hillsboro High School in 1945. A daughter of Emery "Doc" and Ida Rogers Reeves, she married Floyd E. Stanton on November 4, 1950, in Wood River. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Beverly Dickerson of Sorento and a grandchild, Linsay Krummel of Sorento. Preceding her in death were brothers, Cloyd D., Hobart D., Edwin L. Reeves and a sister, Alpha Faye Lewey Memorial service for Berneice Stanton, of Donnellson, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. James Howie officiating. Committal service will be for family only and held at a later date. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Stanton, 71, died Wednesday, November 3, in Hillsboro Hospital. Her obituary was in Wednesday's paper.

Stark, Hazel

Services for Hazel Stark, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Christian Church there with Arthur Roemer officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Mrs. Stark died at 6:29 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Gillespie. She was 75 years old on March 11. She was a waitress at The Gardens in Litchfield before she retired, and a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Gillespie. She was a daughter of Amos and Carrie Davis and wife of August Stark, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, David Stark of Goshen, Ind.; daughters, Barbara Madewell of Tampa, Fla., Mikealeen Miller of Colfax, Wis., Marilyn Goode and Patricia Young, both of Houston, Texas; brother, Jack Davis of Austin, Texas; sister, Marion Sullivan of San Francisco, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A grandchild, Christopher Madewell, preceded her in death.

Starks, Seth R.

Services for Seth Randall Starks, of Walshville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Litchfield. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, of which he was a member. Mr. Starks died in Macoupin County at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 1999, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 19 years old on November 8. He was employed by North American Pipe Company in Litchfield, working on assembly line production. He had previously worked for Cisco Steel in Carlinville. He was active in Boy Scouts and enjoyed working on engines and related mechancis. he was born in St. George, Utah, and graduated from the Metro Christian Academy in Donnellson. He never married. Surviving are his parents, Robert and Sandra McNew Cooley of Walshville; brothres, Tim Starks and wife Darla of Walshville, Troy Starks of Overland Park, Kansas; sister, Lisa Starks of Carlinville. Preceding him in death were grandparents, James T. McNew, Laura McNew Blankenship, Sidney "Mac" and Ida Cooley. Services for Seth Randall Starks, of Walshville, were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Litchfield. Maurice Bruce and Earl Nail officiated. Dennis Nail was the organist. He accompanied Earl Nail while he sang "My Testimony" and the congregation while they sang "I Am a Child of God" and "Farewell All Earthly Honors." Pallbearers were Starks' brothers, Tim Starks of Walshville, Troy Starks of Overland Park, Kans., and also Lonnie Bruce of Hillsboro, Joshua DeBard of Nokomis, Byron McNew of Greenville, Larry McNew of Gainesville, Mo. and Gary Smith of Moro. During the graveside committal service in Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro, the dedicatory prayer was given by Robert Cooley. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Starks, 19, died Tuesday, May 4, in Staunton Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Starr, Vadena L.

Vadena L. Starr, of Carlinville, died Monday, August 31, 1998, in Carlinville Hospital. She was 29 years old on June 19. She was a dental hygienist in the office of Dr. Steven Boente from 1990 to 1997. She graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1987 and from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1990. She was also a member of the Women's Golf League at Carlinville Country Club and a past secretary of the PTO. Mrs. Starr was born in Alton, a daughter of Robert Michael and Janet Stahl Timmermeier. She married Carl E. Starr in 1904 in the Carlinville United Methodist Church. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Ashley Starr; step sons, Ryan, Bryan and Nathan Starr; mother and step father, Janet Timmermeier and Bill Morgan, of Bunker Hill; brother, Jeff Timmermeier of Bunker Hill; sisters, Dawn Spickerman of Edwardsville, Stacy Coyne of Staunton; grandmother, Ruth Stahl of Palmyra. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Carlinville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville.

Steck, William H.

Memorial service for William H. Steck, brother of Ann Holloway of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Inurnment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Mr. Steck, of Springfield, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in St. John's Hospital there. He was 87 years old on November 28. He retired in 1976 from Memorial Medical Center where he was employed as a custodian. He was born in Rolla, Mo., a son of John and Mary Wallis Steck. He married Dorothy McDonald in 1932, in Mt. Auburn. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Helen Louise Presnell and husband Wayne of Pana; other sisters, Ellen Miller, Irene Elam and Emily Harrell, all of Taylorville; 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. 

Stefani, Dominic

Services for Dominic Stefani, of rural Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiating. Burial will be in Union Miners Cemetery. Friends may call from in the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Union Miners Cemetery. Mr. Stefani died at 6:22 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 1998, in Hitz Memorial Home, Alhambra. He was 91 years old on May 25. He was a welder for Verson Company of Chicago before he retired, and a member of the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens. He was born in Staunton, a son of Dominic and Madalena Rodegherio Stefani. He married Anna Slapak on August 31, 1935, in Chicago. She preceded him in death on December 19, 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Melba Monschein and husband Fred of Staunton; brothers, Frank Stafani of Ohio, Albert Stefani of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Tom Monschein of Chesterfield, Mo., Linda Monschein of Stockton, Calif., and two great grandchildren. A brother, Chris Stefani, preceded him in death.

Stein, Sister M. Inez

Sister M. Inez Stein, of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, died Friday, January 1, 1999, in the St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She was 90 years old on September 7. She worked in the business office of hospitals run by the order in Illinois and Wisconsin, including from July 1976 to October 1977, in St. Francis Hospital here. She then ministered in the Franciscan Apostolic Center until her retirement in 1992. Before coming to the Litchfield hospital, she was the provincial and corporate secretary of the order from 1970 to 1976. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of Frank and Annie Froley Stein. She entered the congregation on February 2, 1942, and professed religious vows on October 4, 1944. Services were held today in the St. Francis of Assisi Church at the Motherhouse in Springfield. Burial was in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Steinbaugh, Gladys M.

Services for Gladys M. Steinbaugh, of Gillespie, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church Building Fund. Mrs. Steinbaugh died at 10:14 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 85 years old on February 25. She was co-owner of A&G Hardware in Gillespie before she retired. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gillespie, the "K" Group, United Methodist Women and the Royal Neighbors. She was born in Conesville, Iowa, a daughter of Ernest and Hazel Adams Criger. She married Arthur Steinbaugh on January 30, 1950, in Burlington, Iowa. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Gene Smalley of Gillespie; daughter, Judy Smalley of Kirkwood, Mo.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

Steinhauser, Clarence M.

Memorial service for Clarence Martin Steinhauser, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. The remains have been donated to the St. Louis University School of Medicine. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Mt. Olive High School Band. Mr. Steinhauser died at 2:30 this morning, Thursday, March 11, 1999, in his home. He was 94 years old on February 27. He was a maintenance supervisor for Union Electric until he retired in 1975. He was a 51 year member of Gothic Masonic Lodge 852 in Belleville and a member of the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Eugene M. and Emma Ulhorn Steinhauser, and attended St. Louis public schools. He was married three times. Both his first wife, Bernice Awalt, and his second, Marcella Dirks, are deceased. He married Margaret Mihelcic Pianfetti on November 19, 1983, in the Church of the Ascension in Mt. Olive and she survives. Surviving also are a step daughter, Anna Eccher and husband Greg of Mt. Olive; step son, Joseph Pianfetti and wife Mary of Hillsboro; brothers, Dr. Richard Steinhauser of Wilmore, Ky., Robert Steinhauser of Murphysboro; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, James; a brother, Eugene Steinhauser; and a sister, Alma Steinhauser. Memorial service for Clarence Martin "Steiny" Steinhauser, of Mt. Olive, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. The Rev. Terry Breum officiated. Maggie Eccher, a granddaughter, gave the eulogy. Organist Elda Prange accompanied Patsy Eccher, a granddaughter, as she sang "Softly and Tenderly." Following the service a meal was served to family and friends in the Zion Fellowship hall. Becker and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Steinhauser, 94, died Thursday, March 11, in his home. His remains were donated to the St. Louis University School of Medicine. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive High School Band. 

Steward, Jr., Andrew J.

Services for Andrew J. Steward, Jr., of rural Carlinville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Major Gary Van Hoesen, commanding officer of the Salvation Army, Alton, will officiate. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Steward died at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 72 years old last February 8, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver for Kienstra Concrete Products of Wood River before he retired. He was born in Wood River, a son of Andrew J. and Mildred Roady Steward. His wife, the former Louise Bolton, survives. Surviving also are sons, Andrew J. Steward III of Raymond, James A. Steward of Carlinville, Ronald D. Steward Sr. of Dorchester, Robert W. Seward Sr. of Gillespie, Patrick L. Steward of St. Charles, Mo., Phillip M. Steward of Irving; daughters, Norma L. Carlsen of Litchfield, Mildred L. Hopper of Gillespie; brothers, Otis Steward of Seymour, Ind., James Steward of Wilsonville, Louis Steward of Cottage Hills; sisters, Anna Bell Hartley of Forrest Homes, Mildred Melenthin of Bunker Hill, Goldi Weber of Alton, Rea Hartley of Alton, Rose Markle of Bunker Hill, Nancy Steward of Bunker Hill, Theresa Kelly of Gillespie; 23 children and 16 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Juanita Nadine Steward, four sisters and two brothers.

Stewart, Annamae

Mass of the Resurrection for Annamae Stewart, of Mt. Olive, will be said at 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Church there by the Rev. Fathers John Sheahan, Larry Anschutz and John Paul Klein. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday in Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Hillside, Ill. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Rosary will be said at 4:45 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the St. Francis Hospital Foundation or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mrs. Stewart died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 82 years old on September 28. In her later years, she assisted her brother, the Rev. Father John F. Sheahan in the parishes he served in the Springfield Diocese. She previously worked in the personnel department of Sears Roebuck and Company and also for the Peoples Gas Company in Chicago. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church in Mt. Olive. She attended Help of Christians grade school in Chicago and graduated from Siena High School, Chicago, in the class of 1934. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of John Joseph and Mary Ellen Sharkey Sheahan. She married William R. Stewart on August 2, 1945, in the Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Chicago. He died January 15, 1965. Surviving besides Father Sheahan are several cousins, none from the local area. A sister, Rita Catherine Sheahan preceded her in death. Following the service Monday a luncheon will be served for family and friends in the Holy Trinity social hall by members of the Altar and Rosary Society. Mass of the Resurrection for Annamae Stewart, of Mt. Olive, was said Monday morning in Holy Trinity Church there. The Rev. Fathers John Sheahan, Larry Anschutz, John Paul Klein, O.M.V., William Hembrow, Peter Donohoe, Robert Heintz and Charles Mulerone concelebrated the Mass. Altar servers were Marco Dragovich and Jon Dragovich. Ruth Zubal, organist, accompanied soloist Rosemary Messner in "Our Lady of Guadalupe" and the Holy Trinity choir. Pallbearers were Charles Yanick, Dave Yancik Sr., Dave Yancik Jr., LaVern Thomas, Ted Tomoso, Clarence Zubal, Bill Frank and Mike Katchmar Jr. Burial was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Hillside. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends in the church hall by the Altar and Rosary Society. Mrs. Stewart, 82, died Thursday, May 27, in St. Francis Hospital.

Stewart, Leona M.

Memorial service for Leona Margaret Stewart, of Panama, were held Tuesday in the Panama Methodist Church. Mrs. Stewart died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. She was 77 years old. She was born in New Orleans, one of eight children. Her husband, Tom Stewart, survives. They spent the last 21 years as residents of Panama. Surviving besides her husband are daughters, Susan Cain of Fountain, Colo., Audrey Schmidt of Indianola, Iowa, Jan Stewart of Maryville, Calif.; brother, Arthur Michel of New Orleans; sister, June Compton of Walshville; and four grandchildren. Preceding her in death were four brothers and one sister.

Stewart, Robert R.

Services for Robert Reed Stewart, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ed Fogle officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the cemetery association. Mr. Stewart, of Hanna City, died at 4:07 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 1999, in Proctor Hospital, Peoria. He was 81 years old on April 15. He was a yeast maker at Hiram Walker in Peoria before he retired, and a member of Masonic Lodge 263 in Peoria. He loved gardening and working outdoors. Besides living in Hanna City and Mt. Olive, he also resided in Standard City for a time. He attended Nilwood Grade School and graduated from Girard High School in the class of 1935. He was born in Nilwood, a son of Albert Carl and Martha Elizabeth Cahill Stewart. He married Christina Lambia on July 29, 1939, in Palmyra, Mo. She died October 22, 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Martha Miller and husband Bert of Hanna City; grandchildren, Todd Miller and wife Diana of Douglasville, Ga., Mark Miller and wife Barb of Auburn, Ga., Ross Miller and wife Sarah of Peoria; and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Lawrence, Francis and Clarence Miller and a sister, Mary Tillie. Services for Robert Reed Stewart, formerly of Standard City and Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bert, Mark, Todd, Ross Miller, John and Ron Lambie. Mr. Stewart, 81 of Hanna City, died Thursday, August 26, in Peoria.

Stiehl, Nellie M.

Services for Nellie Mae Stiehl, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in the New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Mrs. Stiehl died Sunday afternoon, June 13, 1999, in her home. She was 64 years old on August 4. She worked for Echlin Manufacturing in Litchfield from 1974 to 1986 and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. She attended the Hill School in Sorento. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of August Bernhardt "Ben" and Bessie May Keeling Kruse. She married Robert Gene Stiehl on November 30, 1956, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Gillespie. They divorced June 10, 1984. He preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Norman Lee Kruse and wife Karen of Litchfield, Rile Gene Stiehl of Mt. Olive; daughters, Vicky Mae Lane and husband Robert of Alhambra, Gail Ann Strum and husband Jeff of Chesterfield, Mo.; brothers, George Benny Kruse of Pawnee, Christy Leroy Kruse and wife Betty of Litchfield, Ervin Richard Kruse and wife Vi of Mt. Olive; sisters, Virginia Margarette Long Dubree of New Douglas; and four grandchildren, Nathan Scott and Tamara Sue Strum, Jeannie Marie and Benjamin Louis Kruse. Others surviving include a sister in law, Berniece Kruse White of Curran. Preceding her in death were a son, Scott Terry Stiehl; brothers, Halbert Harding Long, Bernhardt Amil Kruse and Elwald Kruse; sisters, Sophia Nancy Stockamp and Pearl Walch of Raymond. Services for Nellie Mae Stiehl, of the White City area of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Terry Bruem officiated. Burial was in the New Douglas Cemetery. During the service the eulogy was given by her daughter, Vicky Mae Stiehl. Patsy Eccher was the soloist. Elda Prange was the organist. Musical selections were "Old Rugged Cross," "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Greg Eccher, Larry Stockamp, David Stockamp, Mike Pakovich, Kevin Kruse, Karl Kruse, Ron Allen and Mike Ahring. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends in the Zion Fellowship Hall by the women of the church. Mrs. Stiehl, 64, died Sunday, June 13, in Mt. Olive.

Stieren, Paul T.

Funeral Mass for Paul T. Stieren, of Raymond, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Raymond's Catholic Church there by the Rev. William R. Maul. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery at Divernon. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn. Mr. Stieren died Wednesday, October 4, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 83 years old on February 15. He was a farmer for many years before he retired, a member and trustee of St. Raymond's Church, member of the Knights of Columbus in Raymond and the Shoal Creek Golf Course. He was born in Springfield, a son of Louis and Marie Rowland Stieren. He married Alice Welsh in 1938, in Divernon. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Mary Jo Johnson of Farmersville and husband Randy, Kay Danenberger and husband Lyle of Springfield; brother, John Stieren of Farmersville; sisters, Marion Weitkeamp of Peking, Evelyn Weitekamp of Farmersville; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Stinnett, Anna G.

Services for Anna G. Stinnett, of Gillespie, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Stinnett died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 92 years old on June 20. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gillespie and the Gillespie Senior Citizens. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Fred and Maggie Mansholt Heisman. She married Don Stinnett on February 16, 1927, in Hillsboro. He died August 13, 1990. Surviving are daughters, Betty Dona of Gillespie, Lois Schuster of Sawyerville; six grandchildren, Kelly D. Heyen, Penny Feeley, Nancy Blevins, Amy Reid, Brian Schuster, Susan Balzraine; 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Charles, Elmer and Edward Heisman and sisters, Lena Folkerts, Amanda Hughes, Edith Helfer and a sister in infancy.

Stinnett, Earl E.

Services for Earl E. Stinnett, of Benld, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mr. Stinnett died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 77 years old on December 30, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was an agent for State Farm Insurance agency before he retired. He was born in Benld, a son of James E. and Pearl Trione Stinnett. His wife, the former Angela Stankus, survives. Surviving also are a son, Earl E. Stinnett Jr. and wife Carol of Wildwood, Mo.; daughter, Patricia James of Yucca Valley, Calif.; brothers, his twin, Myrle Stinnet of Staunton and William R. Stinnett of Carlinville; and six grandchildren.

Stinson, Helen M.

Services for Helen M. Stinson, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Presbyterian Church there with the Rev. Matt Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Bass Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association. Mrs. Stinson died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 78 years old last October 18. She resided in Hillsboro for the past 50 years and before that lived in Greenville. She was a secretary at Montgomery County Abstract in Hillsboro before she retired. She was an active and long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro and served as its treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's organization. She was born in Bond County, a daughter of Perry and Irma Hediger Schmollinger, and graduated from Greenville High School in 1938. She married Edgar Kenneth Stinson on October 8, 1940, in Clayton, Mo. He died December 13, 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Lee "Patty" Garvin and husband Tom of Hillsboro; sister, Mary Ulmer and husband Edward of Greenville; two granddaughters, Staci Garvin of Chicago and Bridget Garvin of Donnellson.

Stivers, Velma June

Velma June Stivers, formerly of Nokomis, died Monday, August 3, 1998, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was 75 years old on June 4. Mrs. Stivers, of Decatur, was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Benjamin Frederick and Nettie Belle Dilbeck Rhoades. She married N. Dean Stivers on September 25, 1941, in Stonington. He preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Joyce Downen, Sandra Sater, both of Decatur, Bonnie Aumann of Warrensburg, Esther Krein of Dubuque, Iowa; sons, Frederick Stivers of Springfield, Paul Stivers of Chatham, Wayne Stivers of Decatur; brother, Benjamin Rhoades Jr. of Pana; 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, three brothers, four sisters and two granddaughters. Services were held this morning in Decatur with burial in Westside Cemetery there.

Stivers, Bernie F.

Services for Bernie F. Stivers, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Kenneth Sandlin, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Hillsboro. Mr. Stivers died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 86 years old on March 31. He was a salesman with Barenholtz Furniture in Litchfield from 1954 to 1972 and before that, from 1949 to 1954, worked for Lowry Furniture in Hillsboro. He also worked for Eagle Picher in Hillsboro form 1937 to 1948. He was a resident of Hillsboro since 1937, member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 50 year member and past master of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 41 AF&AM. He was born in Witt Township, a son of Ransom L. and Melissa Jane Crow Stivers. He married Velma L. Gerhards on February 1, 1933, in Hillsboro. Surviving are a son, James Edward Stivers and wife Thea of Springfield; daughter, Rose Marie Meier and husband Dean of Litchfield; sister, Jennie Brown of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Cynthia Meier of Litchfield, Michael Meier and wife Julie of Lake Jackson, Texas, Denise Lueker and husband John of Litchfield, Shannon Wilcox-Stivers and husband Douglas of Springfield; and nine great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Harley, Homer, Harry and Stanley Stivers and a sister, Beulah.

Stivers, Wendell A.

Wendell A. "Duke" Stivers, brother of Lawrence Stivers of Mt. Olive, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, in the Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, Ark. A resident of Mt. Sherman, Ark., he was 74 years old on March 7. He worked for the Penn Central Railroad for 29 years before he retired and resided in Ohlman until 1976. He was born in Nokomis, a son of Homer and Josie Moos Stivers. Surviving are his wife, Betty Stivers; sons, Mark Stivers of Harrison, Ark., Jim Stivers of Berryville, Ark., John Stivers of Villa Rica, Ga.; daughter, Janice Reineke of Valparaiso, Ind.; sister, Evelyn Smevog of Philadelphia, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.

Stockon, Kenneth R.

Kenneth R. "Mose" Stockon, formerly of Litchfield, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 1999, in his home in Palmer. He was 78 years old last August 27, and an Army veteran of World War II having earned the Bronze and Silver Star. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Walter and Sarah Odel Stockon. He married Flora L. Rash on May 9, 1945, in St. Charles, Mo.; she preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Russell A. "Tony," Darrell E. and Ronald L. Stockon all of Palmer; a daughter, Gwendolyn Sydel Fleigle of Taylorville; brothers, Harold Stockon of Taylorville and Donald Stockon of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters, Virginia Dowdy, Doris Durbin and Margaret Badman, all of Palmer; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Services were held today in Moffitt Funeral Home, Morrisonville, with burial in Anderson Cemetery, Palmer.

Stone, Kenneth A.

Kenneth A. Stone, father of Nancy Johnson and husband Bob of Nokomis, died Saturday, September 5, 1998, in Shelbyville Manor. Mr. Stone, 80 on Noevember 29, resided in Decatur where he was a past master of Summit Masonic Lodge 431, past patron of the Order of Eastern Star Illini Chapter 813. He was a retired farmer who enjoyed showing cattle at local fairs. He was born in Harristown and married Nellie I. Wikoff on February 14, 1939, in Maroa. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Dick Stone of Fernly, Nev., Jim Stone of Decatur; sisters, Martha Dixon of Bellflower, Calif., Elizabeth Acorn of Wardell, Mo.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held today in Decatur with burial in Maroa Cemetery.

Stone, Leona Lina

Leona Lina Stone, mother of Marian Holcomb of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, September 15, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Springfield. She was 91 years old on November 11. She was born in Scottsville, a daughter of Duna Claude and Nancy Jane Hayes Butcher. She married Robert Roland Stone in 1925, in Franklin. He died in 1990. Surviving also are sons, Albert Stone of Atwater, Richard Roland Stone of Belleville; other daughters, Betty Points of Waverly, Nancy Ann Brewer of Nauvaru, Fla., Naomi Stone of Auburn; 19 grandchilren and 28 great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Neece Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will be in Pather Creek Cemetery, Scottsville.

Stone, Jr., Paul M.

Graveside service for Paul M. Stone, Jr., of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery there with the Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating. Williamson Funeral Home of Staunton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Stone died at 3:49 a.m. Monday, March 15, 1999, in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield. He was 75 years old on November 21. He was a free lance writer for many years. He was born in Flint, Mich., a son of Paul M. and Etta Knemoeller Stone. He was not married. Surviving are cousins, Mary Shaffer of Edwardsville and Carl Groeteka of Glen Carbon.

Stottler, Helen L.

Memorial service for Helen L. Stottler will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Inurnment will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Stottler died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in her home in Hamburg. She was 68 years old on October 21. She was a secretary for the Macoupin County Highway Department for 32 years and retired in 1987. She was known for training Shelties and was a member of the Macoupin County Historical Society. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Michael and Mary Kincaid Liay. She married Raymond A. Stottler in 1947 in Gillespie. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Raymond M. Stottler of Kampsville; daughter, Marcia Smith of Tullahoma, Tenn.; sister, Lucille Dietz of Alton; brother, Louis Liay of Champaign; and four grandchildren. 

Stout, Beatrice

Funeral services for Beatrice "Bea" Stout, of Hillsboro, are incomplete at Patton Memorial Home there. Mrs. Stout died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1999, in her home. She was 87 years old on June 21. She worked for the Hillsboro Country Club for 18 years until 1975 when she retired. While at the country clug she worked in the kitchen and as a waitess. She was a resident of the Hillsboro area for most of her lifetime, and was a member of Schram City Baptist Church. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Arthur Eli and Stella McClain Rufus. She married Hiram Fred Loyd in December 1930 in Butler and they were later divorced. On May 5, 1945, in Hillsboro, she married Turner Stout. He died June 30, 1972. Surivving are a son, Fred Lloyd and wife Bertha of Litchfield; daughters, Ruth Nadine Winters and husband Cecil of Venice, Fla., Shirley Ann Burrows and husband Robert of Peadmont, Mont.; a brother, William Rufus of Hillsboro; 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Charles Robert Lloyd; brothers, Ed, Clifford and James Rufus; sisters, Grace Burrows, Dorothy White, Lena Atkinson, Bessie Beal.

Stowe, Talmadge

Talmadge "Tom" Stowe, of Napa, Calif., and formerly of Litchfield, died August 10, 1999, in Napa. He was 79 years old on February 19. He made the Navy his career, retiring in 1977 as a group supervisor at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking. He was born in Weakly County, Tenn., a son of Isaac and Minty Belle Stowe, and was reared in Litchfield. His wife, Teresa, preceded him in death in 1996. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara S. Hayame of Foster City, Calif.; sons, Thomas A. Stowe of Napa, Calif. and Robert W. stowe of Beverly, Mass.; five grandchidlren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Alva Stamer, Birdie Martin; brothers, Kelly Smith, Aaron, Almus, Warren "Leon" and James Stowe. No services were held in accordance with his wishes. His ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean near the Marin County coastline.

Stracner, Virginia R.

Virginia R. Stracner, sister of Twila Presnell of Nokomis, died Monday, November 1, 1999. She resided in Horseshoe Bend, Ariz., and was 60 years old. Surviving besides her husband are five children, three sisters, five brothers. Services were held in St. Elmo with burial in Fairview Cemetery.

Stratmann, Michael

Services for Michael Stratmann, of Worden, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church there with the Rev. William Weedon officiating. Burial will be in Worden City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home, Worden. The family suggests memorials be directed to Adopt-A-Pet in Benld. Mr. Stratmann died at 2:25 a.m. Wedneday, April 21, 1999, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. He was 24 years old on April 4. He was a volunteer at Cahokia Mounds Historical Site. He had resided in Worden for the past 13 years and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. From 1975 to 1986, he lived in Cahokia. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, a son of Eugene, Jr., and Shirley Wallace Stratmann. Surivivng are his father and step mother, Eugene and Judy Stratmann of Worden; mother, Shirley King of Magnolia, Miss.; brother, William Startmann of Magnolia; step sisters, Sharon, Barbara and Laura; and grandparents, Mildred and Eugene Stratmann, Sr., of Worden. 

Straub, John E.

Services for John E. "Boots" Straub, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. clint Braman officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Hamel. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Southern Illinois Hospice. Mr. Straub died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, in his home. He was 73 years old on May 16. He was road commissioner in Staunton Township for 24 years before retiring in 1997. He also worked in construction and as a coal miner. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 177 A.F.&A.M. and VFW Post 1241, both in Staunton. He was born in Staunton, a son of John and Myrtle Bozarth Straub. He married Hazel Barr on August 21, 1946, in Hillsboro; she died October 4, 1978. He married Violet Martin on November 1, 1980; she survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Dianne Masinelli and husband Dennis of Staunton; son, Fed Straub and wife Janice of Mt. Olive; step daughter, Marge Schaake of Baldwin, Mo.; step sons, Kent Martin of Oswego, Dennis Martin of Marshall; sisters, Marge Goehe of Staunton, Elizabeth Vazzi of Worden, Wilma Melchert of Gillespie; and 16 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were four sisters and three brothers.

Strausbaugh, Mary Agnes

Services for Mary Agnes Strausbaugh, of Hillsboro, were held at 11 this morning in St. Agnes Catholic Church there. The Rev. Fathers David Schmidt and Don Meehling officiated. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Carlinville Hospital Hospice or St. Agnes Cemetery Association. Mrs. Strausbaugh died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, December 4, 1998, in her home. She had been hospitalized in September and returned home to be cared for under the hospice program. She was 77 years old on January 16. She was born on a farm south of Martinsville in Clark County, the youngest and the only daughter of the eight children of Alfonso and Maude Dick Macey. Her father died in 1937, when she was 16. She and her mother then moved to Marshall where she attended high school and worked after school for her brother, Joe, in his shoe repair shop. She attended Brown's Business College in Terre Haute, Ind. Her mother died in 1942, while she was in college but she continued her studies. After graduation she went to work as a legal secretary for the law firm of Scofield and Perdun in Marshall. She married Leo V. Strausbaugh on June 19, 1946, in Marshall and they moved to Hillsboro where they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last June. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, St. Agnes CCW, Hillsboro Country Club, SAFB Officers Club. She enjoyed golf, bridge, knitting and traveling. Surviving are his husband, Leo; daughter, Andrea Spinner of Marshall; son, Mark Strausbaugh of Decatur; brother, Paul Macey of Willow Creek, Calif.; four grandchildren, Scott Spinner of Indianapolis, Craig Spinner of Paris, Jayma and Nicole Strausbaugh of Decatur. Preceding her in death were six brothers, Russell, Bill, Demain, Joseph, Raymond, Leo "Pat" and John Albert.

Streeb, Raymond B.

Memorial service for Raymond B. Streeb, of Staunton, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. The remains have been donated to scientific study. The family will receive friends on Thursday in the funeral home beginning at 6 p.m. Mr. Streeb died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 1998, in Highland Health Care Center. He was 90 years old on October 20. He worked in general construction and owned a tavern before he retired. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Laborers local. He was born in Staunton, a son of Louis and Mary Ramseier Streeb. He married Ellen Hill on June 1, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Linda Bianco of Staunton, Joan Potter of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Mary Kaye May of St. Louis; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Louis Streeb; sister, Della Hannig and a brother, Edwin "Eppie" Streeb.

Street, Robert Allen

Graveside service for Ronald Allen Street, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Elm Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Lellelid, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Procession of family and friends will form at Meinschein Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Street died Monday, June 8, 1998, in Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital at Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He was 42 years old on February 7. He was a retired employee with Simmons Industries in Arkansas, and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Litchfield. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Russell and Grace Simms Street. Surviving are sons, Ronald street Jr. of Siloam Springs, Eric Newton Street of Mt. Clare, Justin Lee Street of Gillespie; a daughter, Stephanie Michelle Street of Gillespie; and a brother, John Street of Litchfield. Graveside service for Robert Allen Street, formerly of Litchfield, was held at 11 this morning in Elm Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Lellelid, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officated. Pallbearers were Darren Street, Russell Street, Rusty Dewitt, Mike Harkey, Dale Frederick, Carl Dudley, Larry Dudley and Chris Peters. Mr. Street, 42, died Monday, June 8, in Silom Springs, Ark. His obituary was the June 9 paper. The following additional information has been provided by the family: Preceding him in death were his parents, Russell and Grace Street; a brother, Dave Street; and three brothers and one sister in infancy.

Strong, Mary Teresa

Mary Teresa Strong, formerly of Coffeen, died Monday, February 8, 1999, in Collinsville. She was 84 years old on October 25. She was born in Kirbyton, Ky., a daughter of William Joseph and Idella Victoria Riley Marshall. She married Louis Doyle Strong on April 1, 1929, in East St. Louis. He died January 17, 1985. Surviving are sons, Thomas Gerald Strong of Collinsville, James Keith Strong of Granite City; daughters, Linda Suess of Florissant, Mo., Karen Blair of Auburn; sister, Audie Tucker of Caseyville; 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Other survivors include a daughter in law, Shirley Strong of Carlyle. Preceding her in death were a son, Lawrence Doyle Strong; brothers, Leonard, Rube, Claude and Charles Marshall; sisters, Daisy Rust and Mamie Edwards. Services were held Friday in Toberman Funeral Home. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Coffeen. 

Strubbe, Ruth Lillie

Ruth Lillie Strubbe, formerly of Hillsboro, died Friday, November 27, 1998, in her home in Jacksonville. She was 85 years old on June 4. She farmed with her husband, Edward, for many years and was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Joseph and Rowena Race Hayes. She married Edward F. Strubbe in 1932, in Jacksonville. He died in 1973. Surviving are sons, Larry Strubbe of Jacksonville, Rev. Joseph Sturbbe of Lake Forest, Calif., Richard STrubbe of Chapin; daughters, Mary Jeanette Zenge, Donna Moody, both of Jacksonville, Delores Lindsay of Dubuque, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren. Cody and Son Memorial Home, Jacksonville, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Salem Lutheran Church, Jacksonville with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Sturgeon, Leonard Leo

Leonard Leo Sturgeon, formerly of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, October 21, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was 73 years old and a World War II veteran, having received the Silver Star. Mr. Sturgeon, of Alton, was a pharmacist and was employed at Foster's Drug Store in Alton for 25 years, St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis for 14 years and at Yungck Drug Store in North Alton. He also traveled for Revco for a number of years. He was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 25, AF&AM, past Belvidere Commander, member of Ainad Temple of East St. Louis. He was also a past member of both the Alton and the St. Louis Toastmaster Clubs as well as past district governor. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Leo L. and Helen Nesbitt Sturgeon. He married Martha Lee King on November 27, 1947. She survives. Surviving also is a sister, Virginia Thomasson of Alton. Among others surviving are cousins, Doris Pickerill of Hillsboro and Harold "Zeke" Funk and wife Mary Alice of Springfield. Services were held in Alton. Burial was in the Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Sturm, Mildred

Services for Mildred Sturm, of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial will be in Staunton City Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Staunton Home Health Department. Mrs. Sturm died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 84 years old on August 5. She was a member of the Staunton VFW Auxiliary. She was born in Blue Mound, a daughter of Edward and Clara Nelson Clements. She married Carl J. Sturm on December 11, 1933, in Edwardsville. He died October 25, 1975. Surviving are a son, William Sturm of Cerritos, Calif.; daughters, Carol Rehmstedt of Staunton, Norma Tomso of Mt. Olive; a sister, Theresa DalPozzo of Staunton; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were a grandson, William Heck and a brother, James Clements.

Sullivan, Franklin S.

Services for Franklin S. "Bo" Sullivan, father of Steve Sullivan of Litchfield, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Carollton. Burial will be in Carrollton City Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Boyd Memorial Hospital or Reisch Nursing Home. Mr. Sullivan died Saturday, May 22, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. He was 71 years old on January 19, and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was in the insurance business for more than 45 years, 35 of which were with Met Life. He was born in Green County, a son of Jerry O. and Margaret Thompson Sullivan. He married Lois J. Ridings in Jerseyville. She died in March 3, 1999. Surviving besides his son in Lithcifeld are a daughter, Gayle Goewey and husband Charles of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Chuck Sullivan and wife Alice of Naples, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sons, Jerry and Patrick Sullivan.

Sullivan, Lois J.

Services for Lois J. Sullivan, mother of Steve Sullivan of Litchfield, were held Sunday in Carrollton with burial in the Carrollton City Cemetery. Mrs. Sullivan, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Boyd Memorial Hospital there. She was 69 years old on December 22. She worked at the Carrollton Bank and at the Greene County Courthouse before she retired. She was born in White Hall, a daughter of Lynn and Mabel Cox Ridings. She married Franklin "Bo" Sullivan in 1948 in Jerseyville. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Gayle Goewey of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Betty Varble of Jerseyville; and three grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sons, Jerry and Patrick Sullivan.

Summers, Lester W.

Services for Lester W. Summers, father of Karen Summrs of Walshville, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in Glennwood Cemetery at Coal Valley. Mr. Summers, of Moline, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 61 years old. Surviving also are four other daughters, Connie Van Rycke of Colona, Bonnie Summers of Ottawa, Vonnie Summers of Milan, Fairy Kay Summers of Taylorville; sons, Donald Summers of Milan, Ronald Summers of Moline, Johnnie Summers of Rock Island; sisters, Mary Hurley of Springfield, Marge Lions of Taylorville, Irene Campbell of Mt. Auburn, Inez Van Hoos of Auburn; 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Other survivors include a companion, Trudy ERwin of Taylorville.

Surgis, Emily Ruth

Services for Emily Ruth Surgis, the infant daughter of Walter and Cynthia Surgis of Springfield, were held at 1 p.m. today in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Marine. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Greenville. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Ronald McDonald House or the Cherubs organization. The baby died Wednesday, December 23, 1998, in Children's Hospital, St. Louis. She was born December 3, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. Surviving besides her parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Voyles of Marine; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Surgis of Litchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Perkinton of Springfield; maternal great grandparents, Art Abert of Greenville, Wilma Voyles of Sorento; and paternal great grandmother, Lila Jones of Springfield. Schildknecht and Young Funeral Home, Greenville, was in charge of arrangements.

Sutton, Ruth

Services for Ruth Sutton, mother of Geneva Blankenship of Hillsboro, were theld this morning in Centralia. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery there. Mrs. Sutton, of Vandalia, died at 12:24 a.m. Friday, September 25, 1998, in Utlaut memorial Hospital, Greenville. She was 90 years old on October 6. She was born in Lakewood, a daughter of John William and Bessie Askins Phillips. Her first husband, Morris Glen Smith, whom she married in 1931 in Cowden, preceded her in death. She married C.A. Sutton in 1993, and he died in October 1994. Surviving besides her daughter, Mrs. George Blankenship, are sons, Carol Smith of rural Salem, Robert Smith of Georgetown, Ky.; brother, Nelson Phillips of Bethalto; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. A sister, Roberta Kemper, preceded her in death.

Svetlik, Thomas, Sr.

Services for Thomas Svetlik, Sr., of rural Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Church there with the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service or the Gillespie © Benld Ambulance Service. Mr. Svetlik died at 2:53 this morning, Friday, July 31, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 88 years old on October 29. He formerly owned the Moonlight Inn on Old Route 66 in Mt. Olive. He retired as a brake grinder at Wagoner Electric in St. Louis. He a member of the Holy Trinity Church, Croatian Federation Union Lodge of White City and the Sportsman's Club, also in White City. He was born in Livingston, a son of Thomas and Rosalie Smahay Svetlik. He married Anna Yobak on April 20, 1940, in Detroit Michigan. She died November 4, 1984. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann Vadalabene of Sawyerville; sons, Edward Svetlik of Walshville, Thomas Svetlik of Mt. Olive; brothers, George and Joseph Svetlik, both of Mt. Olive; six grandchildren, Robert Badstebner of Springfield, Anthony Badstebner of Benld, Rose Ann Hapner of Hillsboro, Christina Thompson of Benld, Diana Clark of Benld, Tricia Durbin of Litchfield; and seven great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, John Svetlik and sisters, Rose Bodner and Anna Henbenstreit. Following the services Monday a luncheon will be provided for family and friends at the church by the women of the church. Services for Thomas Svetlik, Sr., of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Holy Trinity Church there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Altar servers were Ryan Obernuefemann, Mt Boston and Anthony Obernuefemann. The church choir sang, accompanied by organist Ruth Zubal. Pallbearers were Bobby Badstebner, Jr., Ken Osmoe, Tony Badstebner, Kevin Hapner, Vick Vuckovich, Frank Brabek, Paul Vuckovich and Dan Millick. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Becker and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a lunch was served at the church by the women of the church. Mr. Svetlik, 88, died at Friday, July 31, in St. Francis Hospital

Swetlik, George Paul

Funeral Mass for George Paul Swetlik, of Mt. Olive, will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Church there by the Rev. Fathers Larry Anschutz and Ted Schelich. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m., led by Father Schelich. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Trinity Cemetery or the Mt. Olive Park Board. Mr. Swetlik died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. He was 87 years old on March 1. He was a machine operator for Olin Manufacturing in Alton until he retired. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Church and the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens. He was born in Taylor Springs, a son of Thomas and Rosa Smahay Svetlik, and attended St. Michael's Catholic School in Staunton. He married Catherine Young on January 19, 1946, in Gillespie. She died June 10, 1987. Surviving are daughters, Peggy Osmoe and husband Ken of Mt. Olive, Bonnie Ulrich of Northglenn, Colo.; a brother, Joseph Swetlik of Mt. Olive; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, John and Thomas Svetlik and sisters, Anna Hebenstreit and Rose Bodner. Following the services Saturday a lunch will be served to family and friends in the Holy Trinity basement by the women of the church. Services for George Paul Swetlik, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church there. The Rev. Fathers Larry Anchutz and Ted Schelich officiated with Mat Boston and Sean Logsdon as altar servers. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Ruth Zubal was the organist. She accompanied the Holy Trinity choir. Pallbearers were grandsons Toby Osmoe, Jeff Osmoe, Jason Ulrich, and nephews, Jim Swetlik, Bill Vadalabene and Leroy Lentz. Following the service a lunch was provided for family and friends in the Holy Trinity basement by the women of the church. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Swetlik, 87, died Wednesday, March 3, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. ****NOTE: v's and w's in the family name are correct ***

Switzer, Virginia M.

Virginia Miller Switzer, formerly of Hillsboro, died November 21, 1999, in her home in Vienna, Va. She was 85 years old on August 28. She was a teacher and school administrator, beginning her career in 1941. She retired in 1978 from the Fairfax, Va., High School where she taught English and was the guidance director. She enjoyed traveling and had journeyed to all seven continents. She voyaged down the Amazon river, hot air ballooned in Kenya, hiked portions of the Great Wall of China, explored glaciers in New Zealand, made overland trips to Alaska, Mexico and the Yucatan. At age 78, she visited Antarctica. This past summer, she returned to Hillsboro to join her classmates for their 67th year reunion on August 21. She active in many organizations. She held a bachelor's degree in English and moderan languages form the University of Illinois and a master's degree in library science. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Melville L. and Nellie Poland Miller, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1932. She married W. Homer Switzer in 1940. Her husband, a career Army officer who retired with the rank of colonel, survives along with a son, Ret. Army Col. Dr. Warren Switzer and wife Young sun of Springfield, Va.; daughter, Kathrine Switzer and husband Roger of New York City and New Zealand; and two grandchildren, Wayne and Anne Switzer of Springfield, Va. Services were held in Virginia with burial in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Swofford, Charlotte

Charlotte Swofford, sister of Jeannann Donaldson of Fillmore, died Tuesday, December 1, 1998, in Vandalia. A resident of Vandalia, she was 62 years old. Surviving also are her husband, Donald E. Swofford, a son and two daughters and eight other sisters along with five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were held Friday in Vandalia with burial in Fairlawn Cemetery there.


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