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Talbert, James L.

James L. Talbert, of Benld, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. He was 69 years old on March 4, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a security officer with a detective agency before he retired. He was born in Chillicothe, a son of Louis and Hattie Talbert. He married Lucille Moore on November 24, 1965. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Malissa Talbert of Gillespie; step sons, Owlen and Henry Gipson of Missouri; brother, Jesse Talbert of Peoria; sisters, Marge Gunn and Lucille Conn, also of Peoria. The remains were cremated and private family services were held. Kravanya Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tannette, Mary K.

Funeral Mass for Mary Katherine Tannette, formerly of Benld, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Troy, by the Rev. Father Steven Janoske. burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the church at 107 Wayland avenue, Troy. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Jerome's Quilters in Troy or to St. Joseph's Altar Society in Benld. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Tannette, of Troy, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in her home. She was 95 years old on August 30. She worked as a seamstress before she retired and was a member of the United Garment Workers. She was also a member of St. Ann's Council of Catholic Women and a former member of St. Joseph's Altar Society. She was born in Spring Valley, a daughter of Peter and Antonia Davito Corgiat. Her husband, Frank Tannette, died December 21, 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Marilucille Bednar and husband John of Troy; four grandchildren, Susan Horton of Wichita Falls, Texas, Amy Claxton of Benton, Leslie Bednar of Tuscola, Tim Bednar of Edwardsville; and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in deth were a brother, Emil "Mills" Corgiat and a grandson, John Bednar. 

Tarter, Aurora Lynn

Private family service for Aurora Lynn Tarter, the infant daughter of Lora Tarter of Litchfield and Samuel Clark of Eldorado, will be held at graveside in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend, at 4 p.m. Friday. Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church, will officiate. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. The baby died at birth at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Surviving besides her parents are maternal grandparents, Jim and Becky Tarter and great grandparents, Floyd and Dorothy Tarter and Mary Wey, all of Litchfield; paternal grandparents, Bernard and Sue Clark and great grandfather, Henry Criner, all of Eldorado. Preceding her in death were an infant brother, Tyler James Tarter©Clark; maternal great grandfather, Frank Wey, and paternal great grandparents, John and Bertha Clark and Alvina Criner.

Taylor, Alice M.

Services for Alice M. Taylor, of Sawyerville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Mrs. Taylor died at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 92 years old on August 3. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Benld. She was born in Minnesota, a daughter of John and Frances Frazer Douglass. She married James Taylor on December 24, 1923, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He died July 26, 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Spurney of Sawyerville; grandchildren, Lynn Fraelle of Benld, James Bray of Belleville; and a great grandson, David Spurney of Mt. Olive. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Ava Bray; brothers, John, Richard, Lester, Archie, Robert and William Douglass; a sister in infancy; and a grandson, David Spurney.

Taylor, Charlotte A.

Services for Charlotte Ann Haines Taylor, of Irving, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in McCracken Funeral Home, Pana, with the Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery at Oconee. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Taylor was pronounced dead at 11:35 a.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at the scene of an one-car automobile accident near Ohlman. She was 62 years old on October 12. She was born in Pana, a daughter of Jack and Bessie Harlow Allen. Her first marriage, to Muryl Haines, ended in divorce; he resides in Indianapolis, Ind. On June 23, 1994, in Hillsboro, she married Timmy Taylor. He survives. Surviving also are her children, Cathy Bilyeu and husband Stanley, Herb Haines and wife Tonda, Mark and Kevin Haines, Donny Haines and wife Penny, all of Pana, Tim and Tami Haines of Indianapolis, Susan Britz of Springfield, Phillip Haines and wife Merle of Kansas, Ill., Muryl Haines Jr. and wife Shirley of Irving; a step son, Keith Taylor of Brownstown; brothers, Floyd Allen of Dexter, Mo., Albert Lee Allen of Odin, Charles Allen of Taylorville; sisters, Alda "Tootie" Jarrett of Tennessee, Norma Akins and Velma Bland Kelmel, both of Pana; 34 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Helen Bland, Alberta "Bertie" Jenkins, Viola Moneyhun; and three grandchildren.

Taylor, Darrell C.

Darrell C. Taylor, father of Marie Stewart of Hillsboro, died February 6, 1999, in Riverview, Fla. He was 86 years old. Surviving are four other children, Connie of Riverview, Loren, Orville and Clayton, all of Fort Worth, Texas. Another daughter, Ruth Majors of Fort Worth, preceded him in death. Services were held in Florida.

Taylor, George J.

Funeral Mass for George Joseph Taylor, of Litchfield, will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Hospital Home Health Services. Mr. Taylor died at 8:10 this morning, Thursday, December 23, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 75 years old on January 28, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from the Illinois State Police in 1988 as a communciations equipment technician supervisor. He started his career with the state police in 1961 as a radio operator in District 9 - Springfield. In 1969, he transferred to the Litchfield subpost, 11A. He earned his "ham" radio license in 1941 and during his military service he specialized in naval aviation radio and was also a radar man. He earned the rank of lieutenant. He graduated from Litchfield High School in the class of 1942. Besides his being a licensed ham radio operator, he was a member of the Society of Wireless Pioneers, U.S. Navy Reserves, American Legion Post 436 and Holy Family Catholic Church. He was born in Litchfield, a son of George W. and Helena Langheim Taylor. He married Mary Dolores Smith on November 28, 1946, in SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie. She survives. Surviving also are nine sons, Joe Taylor and wife Jane of Litchfield, John Taylor and wife Patricia of Shobonier, Tom Taylor and wife Sue of Newton, Marty Taylor and wife Marilyn of Gillespie, Louis Taylor and wife Candie of Litchfield, Jim Taylor and wife Carla of St. Peter, Ill., Anthony Taylor and wife Karen of Hennepin, George Taylor and wife Amy of Eagarville, Michael Taylor and wife Angela of Mt. Olive; five daughters, Mary Ann Hagerman of Mt. Olive, Joan Kelly and husband Charles of Litchfield, Loretta Neilson of Litchfield, Dolores Marley and husband Gerald of Girard, Virginia Hartke and husband David of Litchfield; brothers, John F. Taylor and wife Janice of Brunswick, Maine, Robert L. Taylor and wife Helen of Bethel, Minn.; sisters, Marjorie Jensen of Riviera Beach, Fla., Ruth Penticoff of Litchfield; 50 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. PReceding him in death were a brother, William Taylor and a grandson, James Taylor. Funeral Mass for George Joseph Taylor, of Litchfield, was said at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Kathy Skinner was the organist and Polly Wand, the cantor. Special music was provided by Jennifer and Cari Hagerman. Congregational hymns were "How Great Thou Art" and "Here I Am Lord." Placing the pall were Chuck Kelly and Jim Taylor. Renee Kelly and Mary Jo Weeks were the readers. Connie, Michelle, Sara Taylor and Erica Hagerman were gift bearers. Marty Taylor, Pat Russell and Fidelis Biebel served as ministers of Eucharist. Pallbearers were Blain Neilson, Joshua Taylor, Leighton Taylor, Mark J. Taylor, Mark V. Taylor and Paul Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Clark Marley, Brandon Taylor, James A. Taylor and Michael Taylor. Full military rites were conducted at graveside. Representing American Legion Post 436 were Will Tackaberry, Bill Bates, Jess Yellowley and David Allen. Representing VFW Post 3912 were Larry Heisman, V.C. Chasteen, Joe Wilson and Jim Benton. Will Tackaberry presented the flag to Mrs. Taylor. Kaci Becker played "Taps." Following the committal service, a meal was provided for the family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Taylor, 75, died Thursday, December 23, in St. Francis Hospital.

Taylor, Marie

Services for Marie Taylor, of Greenville, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Myron Kirk, pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Fillmore officiating. Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery at Smithboro. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Taylor died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, September 27, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She ws 66 years old on February 16. She had resided in Greenville since 1972 and before that lived in St. Louis. She attended schools in West Frankfort, graduating from high school there in 1950. She was born in West Frankfort, a daughter of Charles and Rose Crim Taylor. She married Robert H. Taylor on April 29, 1950, in West Frankfort. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Robert Taylor of Taylor Springs, Johnny Ray Taylor, Danny Lee Taylor and wife Vicky, Ronald Taylor and wife Patricia, Michael Taylor and wife Kris, David Taylor and wife Judy, all of Hillsboro, Victor Taylor of Taylor Springs; a daughter, Judy Bone and husband Robert of Greenville; brothers, Jack Taylor of West Frankfort, Herbert Taylor of Greenville; a sister, Marilyn Dryer of St. Louis; 25 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Jimmy Taylor in 1997 and brothers, Tom and John Taylor. 

Tebbe, Dennis Richard

Memorial service for Dennis Richard Tebbe, formerly of the local area, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Dean Probst officiating. Inurnment will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Tebbe died Friday, July 17, 1998, in his home in Cape Fair, Mo. He was 58 years old on February 26. He was a plant engineer for the Zenith Corporation before he retired, and served with the Navy from 1960 to 1972. He was born in Trenton, a son of Joseph and Regina Steinmann Tebbe. Surviving are his mother, Regina Tebbe of Carlinville; brothers, Ralph A. Tebbe of Sawyerville, Donald J. Tebbe of Monticello, Md.; sisters, Lorraine Hines of Girard, Mary Lou Stoops of Shipman.

Telford, Marybell E.

Marybell Elaine Telford, mother of Leta Smith of Coffeen, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Edward A. Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. She was 72 years old. Surviving also are two other daughters, Michelle Massey of Clinton and Patrice Hoffman of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, R.D. "Dick" Stombaugh of Springfield, Harry and Larry Stombaugh of Silvis; a grandchild and a great grandchild. Services were held this morning in Hohlt and File Funeral Home, Vandalia, with burial in Fairlawn Cemetery there. 

Temple, Lyle M.

Services for Lyle M. Temple, of rural Hillsboro, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Irwin Chapel at Granite City. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Glen Carbon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel at 8960 Maryville road. An Eagles service will be held during the visitation. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Francis Hospital Hospice Service. Mr. Tempel died at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 63 years old on November 12, and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a carpenter for the Granite City school district for 20 years before he retired in 1992. He was a member of Carpenters Local 633, Taylor Springs VFW Post 1306, and a 45 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1126 in Granite City. He was born in Champaign, a son of Charles and Mary Pankau Tempel. He married Margaret Roseman on February 14, 1959. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Lyle Tempel Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., Kevin Tempel of Aiken, S.C., Barry Tempel of Lexington, Ill.; brother, Maurice Tempel of Champaign; sisters, Helen Emert of Fairfield Bay, Ark., Marjorie Stallings of Ocala, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother in law, William Roseman Jr. of Waterloo; sisters in law, Irma Rippelmeyer, Wanda Horn, both of Waterloo, Shirley Rippelmeyer of New Athens.

Terneus, Marguerite L.

Services for Marguerite L. Terneus, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Agnes Catholic Church there with the Rev. Father Chris Comerford, of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Springfield, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Patton Memorial Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or Alzheimer Disease. Mrs. Terneus died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 88 years old on April 22. She had resided in Hillsboro since 1941, having moved there from Decatur. She was a member of St. Agnes Church in Hillsboro and the Council of Catholic Women. She was born in Decatur, a daughter of Charles and Clara Regelman Gallagher. She married Vernon L. Terneus, Sr., on September 2, 1929. He died May 5, 1970. Surviving are sons, Vernon L. Terneus, Jr., and wife Marie Helen, John C. Terneus and wife Mary, Larry J. Terneus and wife Barbara, all of Hillsboro, Thomas G. Terneus and wife Carole of Chesterfield, Mo.; daughters, Dorothy Gunn and husband Merlyn of Hillsboro, Mickie Gaither and husband Mike of Hillsboro; sisters, Dorothy Comerford of Decatur, Mary Cooley of Summerville; 21 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Ed and Gilbert Gallagher and sister, Florence Reichert.

Tester, Glenn

Private graveside service for Glenn Tester, of Nokomis, will be held Friday in Mt. Zion Cemetery there. The Rev. Dale Best will officiate. Mr. Tester died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. He was 92 years old on July 2. He was a farmer and a life©long resident of the Nokomis area. He was a member of the Ohlman Methodist Church. He was born in Montgomery County, a son of Frank A. and Anna Johnson Tester. He married Mary Fricke on January 30, 1927. She survives. Surviving also are two children, James Tester and wife Delores and Tony Stauder and husband Marion, all of Nokomis; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Claudine Covelli in July 1989 and two brothers, Earl and Ed Tester.

Teubner, Eunice

Services for Eunice Teubner, formerly of Harvel, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, with the Rev. Kenneth Tegtmeier officiating. Burial will be in Harvel City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Harvel Gym. Mrs. Teubner died at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Springfield. She was 83 years old on May 8. She was a bookkeeper for Tiskos Furniture for 11 years. She was a 1935 graduate of Harvel High School and a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Harvel. She was born in Dewitt, Ark., a daughter of Jonas and Anna Westhoff Davis. She married Carl Teubner on December 1, 1962, in Springfield. They had no children. He survives. She was the last of her family. Two nieces and a nephew survive. Preceding her in death was a brother, Leroy Davis in 1969.

Thacker, Agnes Lorraine

Services for Agnes Lorraine Thacker, of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Mallicoat, of Jacksonville, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Alzheimer Disease and Other Related Disorders or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Mrs. Thacker died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, November 9, 1998, in Lakeside Manor, Carlinville. She was 80 years old on July 17. She was employed as a cashier at Litchfield Kroger's for 27 years before retiring in 1978. She also worked for the P.N. Hirsch Company in Litchfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield and the Fidelitas Class there, a member of the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary and the Thursday Morning women's bowling league. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Ralph and Ethel Striplin Pruitt. She married Len Bennett Thacker, Sr., on August 22, 1936, in Litchfield. He died July 3, 1983. Surviving are a son, Len B. Thacker, Jr., and wife Sandy of Carlinville; daughters, Patsy J. Sturgeon and husband Kent of LaMesa, Ariz., Shirley Zenner and husband Gary of Litchfield; sister, Virginia Stockstill of Low Point; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Diane Marie Zenner. Services for Agnes Lorraine Thacker, of LItchfield, were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Mallicoat, of Jacksonville, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections played during the service were "Beyond the Sunset" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer." Pallbearers were grandsons, Steve Lowe, Donald Sturgeon, Len Thacker III, Gary Zenner Jr., Kurt Zenner and a nephew, Richard Thacker. Following the services a meal was provided for the family and friends by the women of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Thacker, 80, died Monday, November 9, in Lakeside Manor of Carlinville.

Thacker, Albert Allen

Services for Albert Allen Thacker, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, in rural Coffeen, wtih the Rev. Wayne Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Coffeen. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Moriah Church or to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Thacker died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 1998, in his home. He was 67 years old on October 11. He worked as a construction laborer out of Laborers Local 1084, Hillsboro, before he retired in 1991. Before that he worked in the coal mines and at Nevinger Electric and Air Conditioning, Greenville. He was a graduate of Coffeen High School. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Oscar A. and Fairy Snow Thacker. He married Darlene Davis on may 23, 1950, in Coffeen. She died May 20, 1986. Surviving are sons, Jimmy Thacker of Greenville, Jerry Thacker of Coffeen; daughters, Janice Thacker of Mulberry Grove, Juliann Elam and husband Derek of Smithboro; a sister, Donna Traylor and husband Don of Coffeen; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Thacker, Hazel A.

Services for Hazel Alberta Thacker, of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Allen of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memory Gardens, Mayfield, Ky. Friends may call on Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Thacker died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 88 years old on August 9. She was an elementary school teacher, having taught at both J.D. Colt and Madison Park in the Litchfield school district before she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield, Litchfield Woman's Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Montgomery County Retired Teachers. She was a graduate of the Farmington, Ky., High School and earned a bachelors degree in Elementary Education at McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill. She was born in Farmington, Ky., a daughter of Charles H. and Duma Phillips Moore. She married Albert McNatt Thacker on November 1, 1935, in Dresden, Tenn. He died April 13, 1964. Surviving are a son, Charles A. Thacker and wife Ann of Towson Md.; daughter, Judy Rupert and husband James of Nokomis; and four grandchildren, Monica Hinds, Christina Thacker, David Rupert and Andrea Rupert. Preceding her in death were brothers, John A. and Charles W. Moore and a sister, Martha Holloway. Services for Hazel Alberta Thacker, of Litchfield, were held at 10:30 Saturday morning in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Allen of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield officiated. Musical selections were "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "It Is Well with My Soul." Pallbearers were Jim Fiore, Phil Holloway, David Rupert, Gary Rupert, James Rupert and Charles Thacker. Burial was in Mayfield Memory Gardens, Mayfield, Ky., with the Rev. Phil Bradley of Mayfield, officiating the committal service. Mrs. Thacker, 88, died Thursday, November 11, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield.

Thacker, Oscar A.

Services for Oscar A. Thacker, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Tim Woodard officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Coffeen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Toberman Funeral Home. the family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church of Coffeen. Mr. Thacker died Monday, September 7, 1998, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 92 years old on August 20. He was a coal miner, farmer and construction worker before he retired. He was also a long time Sunday School teacher at the Coffeen United Methodist Church. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Dennis and Mae Whitlock Thacker. He married Fairy Snow on June 26, 1926, in Terre Haute, Ind. She died January 31, 1983. Surviving are a son, Albert Thacker of Coffeen; daughter, Donna Traylor and husband Don of Coffeen; brother, Harold Thacker of Coffeen; sister, Berniece Bost of Fillmore; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding him in death were brothers, Albert and Nile Thacker and sisters, Nina Cline and Evelyn Chumley.

Thiessen, Martin W.

Martin W. Thiessen, formerly of Mt. Olive, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, in St. John's Hospice. He was 79 years old on May 2, and an Army veteran of World War II having served in the invasion of Normandy. He was a time manager with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis for many years, and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, VFW and the American Legion, all of Carlinville. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of William and Laura Pothauff Thiessen. He married Thelma Metzler in 1941 in Centralia. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Phillip Thiessen of Boston, Mass.; daughter, Arrilda Fullington of Carlinville; sisters, Lena Medro of Leesburg, Fla., Edna Sagal of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and two grandsons. Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Services will be held at 1 p.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial ParkCemetery.

Thomas, Edward E.

Graveside service for Edward E. Thomas, formerly of Hillsboro and Raymond, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Asbury Cemtery at Raymond with Dr. Lonnie Laughlin officiating. Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Thomas, of Danville, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, in the Danville VA Hospital. He was 67 years old on June 25, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Private E-2 repeaterman, and a member of Living Stones Fellowship. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of William G. Thomas and Mary C. Fowler Simcox. Surviving is his step father, Howard Simcox of Litchfield.

Thomas, Regina M.

Funeral Mass for Regina M. Thomas, mother of William Bomkamp of Gillespie, will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday in SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Carlinville, by the Rev. Dean Probst. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Thomas died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Carlinville. She was 90 years old on October 21. She was born in Brushy Mound Township, a daughter of William and Margaret Darshied Schaefer. She married Joseph Bomkamp in 1927 and he preceded her in death in 1977. She married John Thomas in 1977 and he also preceded her in death in 1992. Surviving are sons, William Bomkamp and wife Maxine of Gillespie, Leonard Bompkamp and wife Dorothy, Paul Bomkamp and wife Sandy of Carlinville, Norman Bomkamp and wife Judy of Oak Harbour, Wash., Richard Bomkamp and wife Cathy of Victoria Texas; daughters, Rosina Kasten and husband Dale of Carlinville, JoAnn Richey and husband Earl of Medroa, Rita Cerar and husband George of Athens; step daughter, Joyce Ann Rich of Crete; brother, William "Sonny Schaefer of CArlinville; 49 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.

Thomas, Stella M.

Services for Stella Mae Thomas, of Raymond, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the First Assembly of God Church, Carlinville, with the Revs. Greg White and George Mandel officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday in the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Thomas died Saturday, September 25, 1999, in her home. She was 71 years old on August 9. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Ernest and Clara Sexton Walkup. Surviving are sons, Harold E. Thomas of Farmersville, Steven L. Thomas and wife Lori of Virginia, Alan D. Thomas of Carlinville; daughter, Tracia A. Thomas of Raymond; mother, Clara Walkup of Springfield; sisters, LaVena Roach of Hornsby, Jeanette Landis and Marilyn Nash, both of Springfield; 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements.

Thompson, Mary E.

Mary E. Thompson, sister of Helen Jackson of Gillespie, died Friday, March 19, 1999, in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City, Indiana. She was 88 years old on November 6. She worked with for the Illinois Department of Public Aid as a clerk before she retired in 1978. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of Wiley and Ada Conway Nicholas. Her husband, Fred W. Thompson, preceded her in death. Surviving are two other sisters, Essa Dunlap of Phoenix, Arz., Ada Cunningham of Springfield; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

Thornton, Fred Carrico

Services for Fred Carrico Thornton, of rural Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Arthur Buell, pastor of Barnett Christian Church, officiating and the Rev. Arlene Franks assisting. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today in Meinschein Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Barnett Christian Church. Mr. Thornton died at 10:44 a.m. Friday, December 25, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 88 years old on June 26. He was a farmer and had farmed the family centennial farm for more than 60 years. He was active in the Barnett Christian Church, having served as elder, treasurer, Sunday school superintendent and in many other capacities for many years. He was a member of the Macoupin County Farm Bureau and the AF&AM Masonic Lodge in Litchfield. He was born in Barnett, a son of Edwin A. and Dottie Lena Carrico Thornton, and graduated from Litchfield High School in the class of 1930. He married Leita Maude Ray on July 26, 1934, in St. Charles, Mo. She died February 28, 1989. Surviving are a son, Fred R. Thornton and wife Barbara of Litchfield; daughters, Mary Ann Sanders of Edwardsville, Dottie B. Hampton and husband Paul of Litchfield; brother, John N. Thornton of Napa, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Bradley Sanders of Bunker Hill, Michael Sanders of Belleville, Chad Sanders of Dorsey, Gregory Thornton of Chatham, Jeffrey Thornton of Litchfield, Steven Hampton of St. Louis, Richard Hampton of Edwardsville, Thomas Hampton of Raymond, Sara Randle of Litchfield; and 12 great grandchildren, Rachel and Amanda Sanders of Bunker Hill, Jeremy Sanders of Belleville, Erik and Bryce Thornton of Litchfield, Ashleigh and Matthew Hampton of St. Louis, Zachary and Brock Thornton of Chatham, Jacob and Abigail Hampton of Raymond and Maren Hampton of Edwardsville. Preceding him in death were brothers, Clarence and James Thornton and a great granddaughter, Madeline Ray Randle. Services for Fred Carrico Thornton, of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Dr. Arthur L. Buell, of Barnett Christian Church, and the Rev. Arlene Franks officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections were "His Eye is on the Sparrow" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Vocalist was Paul Hampton. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were the grandchildren, Bradley Sanders, Jeffrey Thornton, Michael Sanders, Gregory Thornton, Chad Sanders, Richard Hampton, Tom Hampton, Steven Hampton and Sara Randle. Mr. Thornton, 88, died December 25 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Throne, Charles Edward

Funeral arrangements for Charles Edward Throne are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mr. Throne, 90, died at 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, December 9, in Sunshine Manor, Carlinville. He is the father of Bruce Throne of Litchfield. Services for Charles Edward Throne, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Mallicoat officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Home Health and Hospice. Mr. Throne died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 1998, in Sunrise Healthcare, Carlinville. He was 90 years old on August 20. He worked as a machinist at Roller Derby for 20 years and in housekeeping at St. Francis Hospital for 10 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield and the AARP organization. He was born in Morrisonville, a son of Greenberry and Ana Pucket Throne. He married Emma Hodges Woods on June 7, 1968. She died July 10, 1980. Surviving are a son, Bruce Throne and wife Donna of Litchfield; step son, Jerry Woods of Hillsboro; daughters, Evelyn Haycraft and husband Robert of Irving, Virginia Hedrick and husband Mike of Benld; Helen Bushaw of Rock Falls, Edith Richmond of Wapapella, Mo.; step daughters, Barb McBroom of Hillsboro, Cathy McBroom of Vandalia; sisters, Verna Shuck and Velma Davis; 21 grandchildren, six step grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Virgil, Alva and Ernest Throne and sisters, Hilda Eddinger, Leona Angelo, Cora Morrell, Lilly Throne, Florence Davis and Violet Hines. Services for Charles Edward Throne, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. today in Plummer Funeral Home. Bro. Bob Mallicoat, of Jacksonville, officiated. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art" and "Have Thine Own Way Lord." Pallbearers were grandsons, Lonnie Haycraft, Scott Haycraft, Brad Hedrick, Bruce Hedrick, Todd Hedrick, Travis Hedrick, Tony Throne and Troy Throne. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Throne, 90, died Wednesday, December 9 in Sunrise Healthcare, Carlinville.

Thuston, Mary R.

Services for Mary R. Thuston, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Heritage Manor Activity Fund. Mrs. Thuston died at 9:50 a.m. Monday, August 31, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 96 years old on July 7. She was born in Macoupin County, a daughter of William and Daisy Drury Wyatt. Her husband, Everett Thuston, preceded her in death. Surviving are a brother, Paul "Pete" Wyatt of Gillespie; nieces, Daisy Lancaster of Gillespie, Betty Barnabe of Carlinville and a nephew, Wayne Wyatt of Sparta. Preceding her in death were a brother, Robert Wyatt and a sister, Rachel Morrison.


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