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Boehler, Nicholas J.

Funeral Mass for Nicholas J. Boehler, of Waggoner, will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Farmersville, by the Rev. Father Allen McIntosh. Burial will be in St. Martins Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Isidore School. Hough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Boehler died at 4:18 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 81 years old on October 1. He was a farmer, member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau and president for more than 20 years of the Pitman Township Drainage District. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Farmersville, member and past Grand Knight of the Farmersville Knights of Columbus Council 1152, member and past Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree Msgr. Patrick F. Carroll Assembly. He was born in Waggoner, a son of Nicholas and Mary L. Martin Boehler. He married Lora Helen Irwin on February 6, 1939, in St. Mary's Church, Farmersville. She survives. Surviving also are sons, David of Morenci, Ariz., Donald and Patrick of Hillsboro, Michael of White Fish, Mont., Phillip of Waggoner; daughters, Betty Tischkau and husband Joe of Farmersville, Barbara McKinney and husband Larry of Taylorville, Ginny Brockmeyer and husband Terry of Raymond; 29 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were four brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

Boehler, Roy C.

Funeral Mass for Roy C. Boehler, of Raymond, was held at 1:30 this afternoon in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Farmersville. The Rev. Fathers William Maul and Alan McIntosh officiated. Burial was in St. Martin Cemetery, Farmersville. Mr. Boehler died Friday, March 12, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 83 years old on August 11. He was lifelong grain and livestock farmer in the McVey area, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4696 of Raymond, former member of the Kiwanis Club of Raymond, and a member of the Farm Bureaus in both Montgomery and Macoupin counties. He was born in Waggoner, a son of Nicholas and Mary L. Marten Boehler. He married Catherine C. Krager in 1937; she died in 1983. He later married Helen Painter in 1984, in Morrisonville; she survives. Surviving also are sons, John N. Boehler and wife Cheri of Girard, Allen R. Boehler and wife Carol Ann of Atwater; a daughter, Evelyn Voyles and husband Earl of Girard; step son, Ronald Painter and wife Andrea of Texas; step daughters, Rosalie Hallowell and husband Jim of Morrisonville, Dottie Colbrook and husband Michael of Goreville, Elaine Held and husband Don of Farmersville; a brother, Ralph Boehler of Litchfield; 14 grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren. Funeral Mass for Roy C. Boehler, of Raymond, was said at 1:30 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Farmersville, by the Rev. Fathers William Maul and Alan McIntosh. Peggy Jordan, organist, accompanied the church choir as they sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Let There Be Peace." Pallbearers were Tom Boehler, Gene Boehler, Phil Boehler, Pat Boehler, Dale Millburg and Danny Millburg. Honorary pallbeareres were Harry Jackson, Tom Sweatman, Glenn E. Karrick and Robert Tucker. Burial was in St. Martin Cemetery at Farmersville. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Boehler, 83, died Friday, March 12, in Hillsboro Health Care Center.

Boerckel, Charles E.

Services for Charles Edward Boerckel, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Sorento, with the Rev. Ronald Rhodus officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento. Friends may call in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Boerckel died at 7:21 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 57 years old on November 8. He had lived in Sorento for most of his life before moving to Litchfield two years ago. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro. He was born in Sorento, a son of John T. and Edith Simpson Boerckel. He married Wanda Mae Mick on November 22, 1958, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Charles Boerckel Jr. of Fillmore, Michael "Moe" Boerckel of Litchfield; daughters, Donna Hoff of Hillsboro, Lori Dierkes of Sorento, Lisa White of Farmersville; sisters, Charlotte Oary of Sorento, Viola Dobrinick of Mt. Olive, Ruby Cerlock of Nokomis. Preceding him in death were four sisters and four brothers.

Bohannon, Ella L.

Ella L. Bohannon, sister of Vivian Stout and husband Jack of Litchfield, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, in Dennison, Texas, where she resided. She was 70 years old on September 18. She was born in Greenview, a daughter of Davis and Florence Buhl Pryor. Her husband, Donald F. Bohannon, died in March this year. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Ralston and husband Russel of Palmyra; sons, Douglas and Ronald Bohannon, both of Dennison, Texas; another sister, Margaret Fowler of Springfield; brother, Bob Pryor of Springfield. Her remains were to be cremated.

Bohenen, Viola I.

Services for Viola I. Bohenen, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos and the Rev. Michael Kloepping officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Alhambra. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Bohenen died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, August 31, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 89 years old on April 24. She was teacher for 37 years, working in the Bethalto school district and also in schools in Alhambra, Livingston and Moro. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton, Staunton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, V.F.W. Auxiliary of Staunton, American Legion Auxiliary of Livingston and Staunton, Senior Citizens, Zion Senior Citizens, and L.W.M.L. She was born in Alhambra, a daughter of Louis and Ida McDonnell Nemnich. She married Orville Highlander on April 27, 1929. He died February 2, 1950. She then married John Bohenen on July 26, 1952. He died December 11, 1965. Surviving are a daughter, May Bohnenstiehl and husband Alvin of Marine; sons, Fred Highlander and wife Pat, Kenneth Highlander and wife Pat, all of Staunton; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Eva Doerr and five brothers, Louis, Lester, James, Albert and Donald Nemnich.

Bohlman, William H.A.

Graveside service for William H.A. Bohlman, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Breum, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive officiating. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Monroe Center Fire Department. Mr. Bohlman, of Monroe Center, Ill., died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 1998, in Rochelle Community Hospital. He was 86 years old on January 28, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was born in Litchfield, a son of William H. and Minnie Hanneke Bohlman. He married Mamie Seago on July 15, 1940, in Litchfield. She died August 24, 1984. Surviving are a son, Timmy Bohlman and wife Diana of Royal Oak, Mich.; daughters, Flora Bell Tarrence of Kissimmee, Fla., Norma Stucker and husband Keith of Monroe Center; sisters, Katherine Basso of Litchfield, Minnie Caldwell of Royal Oak; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Henry Bohlman and a sister, Frieda Thomas. Services for William H.A. Bohlman, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Terry Breum, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, officiated. Pallbearers were Robert and William Stucker, Benny Bohlman, Susan Bohlman‘Sandnes, Eugene Adamson Jr. and Wendy Bohlman. The flag was presented to a son, Timmy Bohlman, by Wilbur Tackaberry, commander of American Legion Post 436. Mr. Bohlman, 86 of Monroe Center, died Wednesday, December 9.

Boll, Mary M.

Funeral Mass for Mary M. Boll, of Farmersville, will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church there. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery, Farmersville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Isidore School of Farmersville or the Farmersville - Waggoner Ambulance Service. Mrs. Boll died Sunday, December 26, 1999, in Sunrise Manor Health Care Center, Virden. She was 94 years old on May 3. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of St. Mary's Church. She was born in Farmersville, a daughter of Tisdale and Margaret Mooney Murphy. She married Walter J. Boll on April 7, 1951, in Farmersville. He died December 20, 1999. Surviving are sons, Larry Boll and wife Roberta of St. Paul, Minn. Paul Boll and wife Diane of Rochester; a sister, Mabel Boston of Farmersville; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Boll, Walter J.

Funeral Mass for Walter J. Boll, of Farmersville, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Church there by the Rev. Father Alan McIntosh. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Farmersville - Waggoner Library. Mr. Boll died Monday, December 20, 1999, in Sunrise Manor Health Care Center, Virden. He was 91 years old on February 15. He was a mine examiner at Freeman Crown Mine, Farmersville, for 18 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and Knight of Columbus Council 1152 of Farmersville. He was born in Pawnee, a son of Lawrence J. and Mary Flood Boll. He married Margaret Keller in 1934 and she died December 8, 1945. He married Mary Murphy on April 7, 1951, in Farmersville. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Larry Boll and wife Roberta of St. Paul, Minn., Paul Boll and wife Diane of Rochester; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Bollman, Gladys M.

Services for Gladys Mae Bollman, formerly of the Waggoner area, were held this morning in the Hull United Methodist Church with burial in Oak Creek Cemetery, south of Buckhart. Mrs. Bollman died Thursday, August 19, 1999, in her home in Hull. She was 82 years old on March 7. She was a cook at Waggoner Grade School for 17 years before retiring in 1980. In 1985, she moved to Pike County. She was active in the Methodist Church for many years, serving as Sunday School teacher and holding various offices in the United Methodist Women's organization and church administrative boards. She was born in near Buckhart, a daughter of Clarence and Minerva Hayes Wilson. She married Roy William Bollman in 1938; he died in 1987. Surviving are a daughter, the Rev. Dorothy Browning of Hull; sister, Pat Jaeger of Mt. Auburn; three half sisters and two half brothers; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were an infant brother, Lewis Wilson in Twist, Ark.

Bonati, Gena

Services for Gena Bonati, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Father Dave Schmidt, pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro Educational Foundation or the Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. Miss Bonati died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, July 10, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. She was 82 years old on April 14. She resided in Hillsboro most of her life and taught school there and in Kortkamp. She was a member of St. Agnes Church. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Fred and Amelia Tossi Bonati. She never married. Surviving are a sister, Annie Bonati McComas of Evergreen Park and nephews, Tony Bonati and wife Peggy of Peoria, Ron Bonati and wife Christine of Dunlap, Steven and Fred Bonati, both of California. Two brothers, Pete and Fred Bonati preceded her in death.

Bond, James (Ed)

Graveside service for James (Ed) Bond, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Staunton City Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen Bond officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service in Williamson Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Association. Mr. Bond died at 1:10 p.m. Monday, January 11, 1999, in Hitz Memorial Home, Alhambra. He was 92 years old on May 22. He retired in 1968 as a machinist with Olin Corporation in East Alton. In the 1950s he served as police magistrate in Staunton. He was born in Dorchester Township of Macoupin County, a son of Charles and Ada Poore Bond. He married Wilma Poore in 1938. She died in 1979. Surviving are sons, Charles "Art" Bond and wife Renee of Bethalto, Edward Bond of Benld; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Jerome Bond, four sisters and three brothers.

Bonds, Rosa E.

Rosa E. Bonds, of Donnellson, died at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in her home. She was 77 years old on April 20. She was a life long resident of Donnellson and worked as a telephone operator for the GTE company for many years. She also worked for a short time at the elevator in Donnellson. She was of the Baptist faith. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Cleve and Ida R. Cowell Bonds, and never married. Surviving are sisters, Shelia Rufus of Taylor Springs and Iola Durbin of Irving. No services or visitation are planned. Burial will be take place at a later date in Donnellson Cemetery. Perfetti Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bone, Sr., Robert L.

Services for Robert L. Bone, Sr., of Sorento, were held at noon today in Perfetti Funeral Home there. The Rev. Norman Fenton officiated. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Bone died at 6;15 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 1999, in his home. He was 64 years old on September 9. He was born in Sorento, a son of Floyd L. and Blanche Carlton Bone, and spent all of his life there. His first marriage, to Mary Schoeneweiss, ended in divorce. He married Patty Hubbard on September 8, 1973, in Montgomery and she survives. Surviving also are sons, Terry, Robert L. Sr., and Willis Bone, all of Sorento; daughters, Robin Bone, Juanita Zeller, Mary Jo Thomas, Batty Burris and Barbara Earnest, all of Sorento; brother, Frank Bone of rural Greenville; sisters, Delores Turner of Sorento, Ruby Miller of Gillespie, Dorothy Lyttaker of Rushville, Ermilie Bondurant of Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Bonifer, Margaret M.

Memorial service for Margaret M. Bonifer, of Staunton, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Her remains have been donated to Washington University School of Medicine. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until the time of service. They suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to St. Michael's Church. Mrs. Bonifer died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 1999, in St. John's Hospital North, Springfield. She was 82 years old on September 19. She was a secretary for 40 years and worked for the Fischer Insurance Agency, Staunton, at the time of her retirement in 1975. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Staunton, Staunton VFW Auxiliary and Staunton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Casper and Laura Fischer Felchner. She married John Bonifer on August 27, 1947. He died June 4, 1974. Surviving are brothers, Charles Felchner and wife Florence, Robert Felchner and wife Violet, both of Staunton, Bill Felchner of Virginia Beach, Va.

Booher, Charles W. Services for Charles W. Booher, of Atlanta, Ill., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Atlanta Christian Chruch with Andy Glass and David Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery with military rites conducted by Atlanta American Legion Gresham Crutchley Post 341. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Booher died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 1998, in his home. He was 77 years old on March 30, and a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was the Atlanta Township road commissioner for 25 years before he retired, member of Atlanta Masonic Lodge 165 AF&AM, Atlanta American Legion Post. He was born in Jonesboro, Ark., a son of Charles and Iva Bingham Booher. He married Rachel Fraley on February 25, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Sruviving also are a son, Charles Booher Jr. and wife Wanda of Chesapeake, Va.; daughters, Pat Johnson and husband Robert, Linda Evans and husband David, all of Atlanta; sisters, Alberta Bishop, Tabitha Fisher, Alma Jean Leitschuh, Eunice Bishop, Mildred Odle, all of Litchfield; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were two sisters and a brother in infancy.

Boone, C.W.

C.W. Boone, who was city clerk in Hillsboro from 1967 to 1985, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 1999, in Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. He was 83 years old on July 23. Besides serving as city clerk, he was treasurer of the Hillsboro school district for nearly 30 years and for many years had worked as a bookkeeper for his father in Donnellson. He served in Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1954, he moved to Hillsboro from Donnellson. He was a Boy Scout leader in Donnellson and a member of the United Methodist Church of Hillsboro. He was very active in both his church and in the community. He and his wife, the former Billie Young, would have been married 57 years on Wednesday. They were wed on January 20, 1942, in Warrenton, Mo. She survives. He was born in Donnellson, a son of Walter E. and Effie Mae Laws Boone. Surviving besides his wife are sons, Charles Boone and wife Mary of Rolla, Mo., William Boone and wife Maryann of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vince Boone and wife Vicki of DeKalb; daughters, Becky Olroyd and husband Jim of Belleville, Gwen Frazer and husband Bob of Irving, Tammie Christian and husband Ken of Harrisburg; a sister, Ruth Jean Reining of Edmond, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Herschel, Marvin and Raymond Boone and a sister, Mary Jeanette Sellars. Services were held Sunday afternoon in the United Methodist Church of Hillsboro. The Rev. Tom Compton officiated. Burial was in Donnellson Cemetery. Bass Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church or the Heart Association. 

Boone, Eileen

Services for Eileen Boone, formerly of Donnellson, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. James Howie, of Donnellson, officiating. Burial will be in Donnellson Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mrs. Boone died Sunday, February 14, 1999, in St. Anthony's Hospital, Effingham. She was 82 years old on April 10. She resided most of her life in Donnellson and attended schools there. She was born in Donnellson, a daughter of Jesse O. and Edna Edwards Harrison. Surviving are sons, David Boone and wife Marilyn of Effingham, Richard E. Boone of Oakland, Ark., and two grandchildren. A sister, Ruby Menzer, preceded her in death.

Boone, Gerald

Services for Gerald "Billy" Boone, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Ronald Rhodus, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.ŒFriends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mr. Boone died Sunday, November 29, 1998, in Montgomery Health Care Center at Taylor Springs. He was 79 years old on February 16. He was a lifetime resident of the Hillsboro area and retired as a government contract specialist, having worked with the Amry Corps of Engineers. He was born in Donnellson, a son of William Cyrus and Violet Olive Ross Boone, and never married. He helped to rear a niece and nephews, Earl Lorrie and Gary Powell. Surviving also are sisters, Doris Powell of Hillsboro, Betty N. Porter of St. Louis. Preceding him in death were brothers, Kenneth, William Henry and Ross Boone and sisters, Dorothy Jean Boone and Aeola Hunter.

Boone, Virgil L.

Memorial services for Virgil L. Boone, formerly of Donnellson, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Wilton Mortuary, Peoria. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens there. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the mortuary. Mr. Boone died June 29, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was 74 years old last August 18, and an Army veteran of World War II. He resided in Peoria where he worked for 18 years at Hiram Walker distillers and then for 19 years at Caterpillar. He retired in 1992. He was born in Donnellson, a son of Joseph and Nancy Weaver Boone, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1944. He married Vera Hall on December 24, 1947, in Peoria. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Terry Boone of Peoria; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three brothers and a sister.

Borders, Kenneth W.

Memorial service for Kenneth W. Borders, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at graveside in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento. The Rev. Steve Revisky of The Christian Church of Litchfield will officiate. Meinschein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends will leave from the funeral home for the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. No visitation will be held. Mr. Borders died at 3:45 this morning, Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in his home. He was 57 years old on March 20. He was a setup operator at Consumer Plastics. He was born in Piedmont, Mo., a son of Bill and Mildred Lacy Borders. He married Sharon Kay Banovz on March 18, 1967, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Tim Borders and wife Chris of Vandalia; his mother, Mildred Gualandi of Litchfield; sister, Wilma Beam of Hillsboro; and a granddaughter, Amanda Borders. His father, Bill, preceded him in death. Memorial service for Kenneth W. Borders, of Litchfield, was held Thursday in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento. Steve Revisky of the Christian Church of Litchfield officiated. Carol Burke sang "There Will Be Peace in the Valley." Meinschein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Borders, 57, died Tuesday, July 20, in his home. 

Borop, Ruth Esther

Services for Ruth Esther Borop, formerly of the local area, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Central Christian Church, Decatur. Burial will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Brintlinger's Funeral Home, 2827 North Oakland avenue, Decatur. Mrs. Borop died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, 1998, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, from injuries suffered when her car went out of control and struck an office building Friday in Decatur. She was 80 years old on October 14. She and her husband, the Rev. James D.W. Borop, served the Harvel and Waggoner Christian Churches for several years and before that served the Central Christian Church. She graduated from Eureka College in 1940. She was born in Decatur, a daughter of E.J. and Bertha Pease Muffley. She married Rev. Borop on July 26, 1942, in Miami, Fla. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Dr. Miriam Prins and husband Dr. Gwyn Prins of Great Eversden, Great Britain, Nancy Borop of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Harry Muffley of Moline; and granddaughters, Elizabeth and Susannah Prins.

Bost, Marvin S.

Services for Marvin S. Bost, formerly of Morrisonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Stephen Burwell officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Moffitt Funeral Home at Morrisonville. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, St. John's Hospice or the Morrisonville United Methodist Church. Mr. Bost, of Taylorville, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. he was 75 years old on February 23. He was a life-long farmer in the Morrisonville area until he retired in 1992. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Morrisonville and a graduate of Raymond High School in the class of 1942. He was born in Atwater, a son of Dwight and Alice Snell Bost. He married June Billiter on March 1, 1945, in the United Methodist Church of Morrisonville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Eric Bost of Taylorville; daughter, Marla Bost and husband Tim Lyerla of Austin, Texas; brother, Maynard Bost of Raymond; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Rita Greenwood of Morrisonville. Preceding him in death were a son, Larry Bost; twin sister, Margaret Bost; and a brother, Lt. Murray Bost. 

Boster, Vinson L.

Services for Vinson L. Boster, former Staunton police chief, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Frank Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.îFriends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeralhome. Memorials are suggested directed to the family.Mr. Boster died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998, inStaunton Memorial Hospital as the result of injuriessuffered in an automobile accident. He would have been 60 years old on May 29. He headed the Staunton Police Department as its chief for 11 years before retiring in 1981. He was a member of the First United Baptist Church of Staunton and the Staunton Lions Club. He was born in Staunton, a son of Raymond and Dorothy Eller Boster. He married Barbara Kay Trout on June 11, 1960, in McLeansboro. She died May 28, 1998, in the same accident. Surviving are daughters, Kimberly Boster of Alton, brother,John Trout of Joliet; Michelle Mitchelar and husband Chuck of Ocala, Fla.; son, James Douglas Boster of Dallas, Texas; sister, Shirley Schoenleber of Edwardsville; brother, George Boster of Seneca, Mo.; two grandchildren, Amber and Raymond Mitchelar of Ocala, Fla. Preceding him in death were a son, Jeffrey Boster; parents; brothers, Jack, Jerry and James Boster. Preceding her in death were a son, Jeffrey Boster; her mother, father and step mother, Verla Trout.

Boston Jr., Harry James

Harry James Boston Jr., whose parents reside in Mt. Olive, died unexpectedly Monday, January 25, 1999, in St. Louis. He was 40 years old on October 7. A resident of St. Louis, he was a laborer in construction. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Harry James, Sr., and Sybil Palmer Boston, and attended the Hazelwood Grade School and Berkley High School in St. Louis County. Surviving besides his parents, are a son, Harry James Timothy Boston of St. Louis and a brother, Kenneth Boston of South Haven, Mich. Preceding him in death were sisters, Candace, Dawn and Bridgett Boston, another sister in infancy and a brother, Ronnie Boston. Memorial service is planned at a later date. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, is in charge of arrangements. 

Boston, Steve

Services for Steve "Daff" Boston, of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Veterans Memorial Fund in care of the American Legion, Olive Fire Protection District, Southern Illinois Hospice or the Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund. Mr. Boston died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, November 16, 1998, in Hampton Nursing Care Center at Alhambra. He was 75 years old on January 22, and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was an operating engineer and member of Operating Engineers Local 520 of Swansea, before retiring in 1988. Before that he worked as a laborer with Laborers Local 179 of Edwardsville. He was commander of the John J. Slifka American Legion Post 1984 of Livingston, VFW Post 6628 of Panama, Croatian Federation Union Lodge 217 of Benld, and past fire chief for the Olive Fire Protection District of Livingston. In the Army he held the rank of Surgical Technician Grade 4 and served from 1943 to 1945 and from 1950 to 1952 in Korea. He was born in Livingston, a son of Joe and Dora Fedrovich Matesa. He was not married. Surviving is a sister in law, Helen Boston of Livingston and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a sister, Mary Regna and brothers, John and Anton Boston and John and Peter Matesa.

Boswell, C. Melvin

Private graveside service was held this week in Girard Cemetery for C. Melvin Boswell, formerly of Girard. Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Boswell, 80 last December 19, died in Yucaipa, Calif. Services were held there. He was a mechanic and owned a body and fender shop in Girard. Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Ann Hamilton and husband Bill of Yucaipa; a sister, Lula Bonnington of San Bernardino, Calif.; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Bothwell, Verda Emma

Services for Verda Emma Bothwell, formerly of Mt. Olive, were held today in the Dusckas Fuenral Home in Erie, Pennsylvania. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Lutheran Home at 149 West 22nd street, Erie, PA 16502 or to the Blind Association of Erie. Mrs. Bothwell died Saturday, January 23, 1999, in her home at the Richford Arms Lutheran Home in Erie. She was 85 years old last April 2. She retired in 1976 after working for 17 years at the Erie County Geriatric Center, now called Pleasant Ridge Manor. She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Edward A. and Elizabeth H. Aberle Remmert. She married Harris B. Bothwell on January 2, 1934. He was a veteran of World War One and died April 28, 1972. Surviving are a nephew, Robert Remmert of Worden, and several cousins.

Boulware, Velda R.

Services for Velda R. Boulware, of Nokomis, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Hal Mesner officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Boulware died at 4:46 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 75 years old last August 15. She was born in Chenoa, a daughter of Everett and Virginia M. Maple Henline. She married Everett Boulware on May 15, 1945. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Mark Boulware of Chenoa; daughter, Charlene Spinnie of Ramsey; sisters, Marlene Perkins of Chenoa, Beverly Heinrich of Bloomington; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Everett Henline and a sister, Melba Jean Lyons.

Bourke, David W.

Services for David W. Bourke, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Witt, with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Burial will be in the Witt Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be accorded. Mr. Bourke died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 65 years old on July 27, and a veteran of the Korean war. He worked for a glass factory, in coal mines and retired as an employee of the Witt school. He was born in Witt, a son of Daniel and Ava Rufus Bourke. His first marriage, to Anne Wilhelm, ended in divorce. He married Mary Jarman on September 30, 1968, in Hillsboro and she survives. Surviving also are a son, Roger Bourke of Irving; daughter, Lisa Furlow and husband Lance of Witt; sisters, Sheila Galvin of Athelstane, Wis., Donna Roberts of Addison, Barbara Tompson of Witt, Brenda Eller of Fillmore; and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Robert, Larry and Terry Bourke and a sister, Linda Bourke Allen.

Bowen, Lucille G.

Lucille G. Bowen, formerly of Waggoner, died Sunday, August 16, 1998, in the Regency of Tacoma Nursing Care Facility, Tacoma, Washington. She was 79 years old last September 2. She was a registered nurse, having been certified in Illinois in 1940 after attending the Springfield Hospital and Training School. She served in the Army as an operating room nurse from March 1945 to October 1945, and earned the rank of second lieutenant. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma and the Memorial Hospital Society of Nurses Alumni Association. She was born in Waggoner, a daughter of Clyde and Edna Webb Gerlach, and graduated from Waggoner Community High School in 1936. She married Dr. Robert E. Bowen in 1955. He preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Robert E. Fitzgerald of Lakewood, Wash.; step daughter, Eloise Pearson Hamatani of Tokyo, Japan; and two grandchildren.

Bowles, James Barnett

Committal services for James Barnett Bowles were held this morning in Cress Hill Cemetery in rural Hillsboro. The Rev. Randy Sands, pastor of the Hillsboro Free Methodist Church, officiated. Mark's Mortuary of Wood River was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Bowles died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, May 29, 1998, in Colonaides Nursing Home, Granite City. He was 86 years old. He worked in the leather department for International Shoe Company for 33 years. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially gardening, hunting ginseng, fishing, hunting and trapping. Surviving are his wife, the former Madge Schwartz whom he married September 21, 1941, in East Alton; a daughter, Beverly Bowles Cannon of Ipsanti, Minn; seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding him in death were his parents, Lewis and Eulalia Best Bowles; brothers, Mayo, Levi, Barney, Ira, Jesse and John Bowles; and a sister, Ona Wohlert.

Bowman, Forret M.

Forret M. Bowman, formerly of Waggoner, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in the hospital at Sterling. Mr. Bowman, of Sterling, was 80 years old on December 16. He was a son of Clarence and Amanda Whitworth Bowman. Surviving are his wife, Olivia; daughters, Neta Marie McCleary and Bonnie Bowman; granddaughters, Bethany Campbell and Jennifer McCleary. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Margaret; brothers, Vallee and Dayton Bowman and sisters, Lois Lester and Neta Lewis. Services were held in Rock Falls Methodist Church with burial in Oak Knoll Memorial Park near Sterling.

Bowman, Marcella Lee

Marcella Lee Bowman, mother of Thomas E. Bowman of Farmersville, died Monday, March 15, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 68 years old on January 17. Mrs. Bowman resided in Pekin until after her retirement in 1994. She then moved to Springfield. She worked at Cobbler Corner, Three Sisters restaurant and the deli at Mr. K's, all in Pekin. She was born in Beardstown, a daughter of James E. and Ada M. Suddeth Smith. Surviving, besides the son in Farmersville, are other sons, Mark A. Bowman of Bath, Clark R. Bowman of Palmyra; daughter, Toni D. Davis of Pekin; sisters, Veda Stark of Versailles, Zeda Perriles, Inez Morgan, Dorene Woodworth, Betty Lemon, all of Pekin, Rosalie Wubker of Virginia, Joan Staake of Arenzville, Deloris Walters of Peoria; brothers, Louis E. Smith of Peoria, James O., Richard J. and Tommy R. Smith, all of Pekin; and 10 grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Pekin.

Boyd, Sr., John Charles

Services for John Charles Boyd, Sr., of rural Irving, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Gloria Davis officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Boyd died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 1999, at his home. He was 80 years old on December 11. He was employed at Hillsboro Glass, retiring in 1981 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Glass Blowers Association, past member of the Hillsboro Moose Club and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He resided in the Irving and Hillsboro area for most of his adult life, but spent his childhood years in the Taylor Springs area. He boxed in the Golden Gloves in the 1930s. He was born in White City, a son of John and Hannah Osborn Boyd. He was first married to Violet Pierce. On November 7, 1953, in Hillsboro, he married Margaret Oakley. She survives. Surviving also are sons, John Boyd and wife Vickie of Hillsboro, Clifford Boyd and wife Cindy of Irving; a daughter, Evangeline Purkes and husband Wayne of Taylorville; brother, Joe Boyd of Hillsboro; sister, Opal Mikalasek of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were daughters, Diane Lynn Boyd and Laura Ann Davis; brothers, Henry, Howard and Jacob Boyd; and sisters, Grace Robinson, Mable Grossinaud, Rose Burris, Eva Mcgowan, Mary Jane Sanford, and Pearl McKenzie. 

Boyett, Virginia Marguerite

Virginia Marguerite Boyett, mother of Linda Burnet of Waggoner, died Sunday, August 16, 1998, in St. John's Hospice. She was 84 years old on July 16. Mrs. Boyett resided in Carlinville and formerly in Harrisburg. She was a member of the Dorris Heights Methodist Church in Harrisburg, the Harrisburg Medical Center Auxiliary, the Dorris Heights Home Bureau and the Farmersville Home Bureau. She was born in Saline County, a daughter of Barney and Maude Baker Ashe. She married Robert Charles Boyett in 1932. He died in 1968. Surviving, besides Mrs. Burnet and her husband Larry, are another daughter, Shirley Martin and husband Bill of Harrisburg; a son, Charles R. and wife Pat Boyett of Carlinville; brothers, Richard Ashe of Marion, Robert Ashe of Marion; a sister, Dorothy Mitchell of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gaskins Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery there.

Boynton, Alcidean Bethard

Alcidean Bethard Boynton, formerly of raymond, died Wednesday, September 16, 1998, in Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla. She was 87 years old on September 7. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of Wesley and Nettie Freeman Bethard, and attended country schools in the area. She graduated from Raymond High School in 1930. Her husband, Donald Boynton, preceded her in death in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Tutor of Bradenton, Fla.; sons, William Boynton of Pascaqoula, Fla., Robert Boynton of Oconee, Fla.; a sister, Hazel Preskar of Barry; brothers, Oral Bethard of Pittsfield, Eldon Bethard of Cape Girardeau, Verlyn Bethard of Carthage, Gail and Robert Bethard of Streator; three granddaughters, Tiffany and Michelle Tutor of Bradenton, Shawna Boynton of Columbia, Mo., and a great grandson, Joseph Michael Tutor of Kentucky. Preceding her in death were sisters, Evelyn Johnston in 1945, Ruby Bethard in 1997, and a grandson, Robby Boynton in 1980. Services were held in Florida with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lakeland.

Brabec, Lorena K.

Services for Lorena Katherine Brabec, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Union Miners Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 10 a.m. until the service. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mrs. Brabec died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, August 15, 1999, in Litchfield HealthCare Center. She was 95 years old on February 17. She attended Mt. Olive schools unitl 1919 and then worked for Western Electric Company in Cicero for a time. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Ferdinand and Louisa Schwertfeger Schwing. She married Burton Strunck on March 30, 1925, in Carlinville; he died June 19, 1930. On July 13, 1934, she married Frank J. Brabec in Carlinville; he died September 13, 1963. Preceding her in death also were a son, Burton Strunck, Jr.; brothers, Elmer, Louis and William Schwing; sisters, Julia Thelen, Bertha Gehner, Florence Lorenz, Minnie Fetter and Violetta Dietiker. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Lorena Katherine Brabec, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Union Miners Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The last of her immediate family, Mrs. Brabec, 95, died Sunday, August 15, in Litchfield Health Care Center. Her obituary was in Monday's paper. Nieces and nephews will receive friends at the cemetery from 10 a.m. until the service. They suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. 

Brachear, Juanita

Violet Juanita Brachear, of Girard, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. She was 75 years old on July 26. She an Avon representative for many years in the Girard, Atwater and Waggoner areas. She was born in Oden, a daughter of William Presley and Rubby Alice Reed Eskew. She married Oscar Beal in 1940 in Jacksonville; he died in 1972. She married Steven A. Brachear in 1976 in Jefferson City, Mo.; he survives. Surviving also are sons, Lee Beal and wife Karen of Cornland, Robert M. Beal of West Virginia, Steve W. Beal and wife Patty of Waggoner, Dale P. Beal and wife Brenda of Farmersville; daughters, Alice M. Seago and husband Carl of Carlinville, Sheryl A. Beal of Waggoner; brother, William P. Eskew of Cornland; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Girard. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Waggoner.

Brackney, Leah Faye

Services of Leah Faye Brackney, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Grote, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, officiating. Burial will be in Elm 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 the St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Litchfield or to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Brackney, of Shelbyville, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Shelbyville Manor there. She was 84 years old on December 3. She was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Ltichfield. She was born in Herrick, a daughter of James Frederick and Lilly Belle Austin Bieber, and graduated from Sullivan High School in the class of 1931. She married Jack Willis Brackney on January 28, 1933, in Sullivan. He died May 24, 1983. Surviving are sons, James W. Brackney and wife Rita Sue of Shelbyville, Terry N. Brackney and wife Linda of Cape Coral, Fla.; brother, Frederick Bieber and wife Betty of Charleston; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Rollie Bieber and sisters, Trixie Blankenship, Lola Wright, Hilda Storm and Bernadine Buxton. Services for Leah Faye Brackney, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 this morning in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Grote, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections for the service were "Abide with Me" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Steve Brackney of St. Louis, Patrick Carney of St. Charles, Ronald Hoffmeister of Altamont, Jerry Holley of Shelbyville, Todd Stevens of Mapleton and Dean Storm of Glen Carbon. Mrs. Brackney, 84 of Shelbyville, died Sunday, July 12, in Shelbyville Manor.

Bradley, Geraldine L.

Funeral Mass for Geraldine L. Bradley, of Nokomis, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Louis Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Pat Jakel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home. Mrs. Bradley died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Golden Manor Nursing Home. She was 82 years old on August 8. She worked for the State of Illinois before she retired, and was a member of St. Louis Church. She was born in Montgomery County, a daughter of Eugene and Olivia Whitmore Pieper, Sr. She married Robert O. Bradley on November 19, 1935, in Pana. He died December 27, 1991. Surviving are a daugher, Maxine Tosetti and husband Kenneth of Nokomis; brothers, Orville Pieper of Springfield, Eugene and Jr., Melvin Jospeh Pieper, both of Nokomis; sisters, Gladys Kunz and Bernice Snyder, both of Springfield; three grandchildren, Tod Tosetti of Nokomis, Tina Tosetti Menin of Taylorville, Stacey Tosetti Franzen of Gilbert, Ariz. Preceding her in death were a sister, E. Rita Miles and a brother in infancy.

Bradley, Gladys

Gladys Bradley, formerly of Coffeen, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in St. Mary's Extended Care Unit, Decatur. She was 97 years old last May 16. She was born in Coffeen, a daughter of Anthony and Emma Gates. She married Ira Carl Henemeyer on October 19, 1919; he died July 15, 1943. She married George Edward Bradley on February 24, 1955; he died July 17. 1970. Surviving are sons, Frederick N. Henemeyer of Decatur, Leland H. Henemeyer of Cape Coral, Fla.; five granddaughters, one step grandson, nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Graceland - Fairlawn Funeral Home, Decatur, was in charge of arrangements. 

Bradshaw, Wayne

H. Wayne Bradshaw, father of Vicki Wallace of Irving, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, in his home at Griggsville. He was 71 years old on May 13, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was active in Griggsville, serving as city superintendent for a year, past member of the school board, secretary of the Great Rivers Pilots Association and an unofficial weatherman for a Quincy television station. His hobbies included flying, oil painting and meterology. He also enjoyed writing and was a published author. He managed the Federated Dry Goods store and Kopps Furniture and Appliance, both in Griggsville. He also worked for Caterpillar Corporation. He retired in 1989 from Trio Manufacturing in Griggsville. He was born in Griggsville, a son of Everett and Edith Young Bradshaw. He married Betty Phillips on June 19, 1948, in Detroit. She survives. Surviving also, besides Mrs. Allen Wallace of Irving, are sons, Steve Bradshaw of Macomb, Gary Bradshaw of Brainerd, Minn.; brothers, Robert and Keith Bradshaw, both of Griggsville, Kenneth Bradshaw of Pekin, Mike Bradshaw of Pittsfield; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held in Griggsville with burial in the Griggsville Cemetery.

Brady, Henry T.

Services for Henry Thomas Brady, of Gillespie, will be held at 4 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 2 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Make A Wish Foundation. Mr. Brady died at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, May 30, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 60 years old last June 9, and an Air Force veteran. He was a tool and die maker for Deaton Tool Works in Chicago before he retired. He was born in DuPage County, a son of Charles and Marie Brady. His wife, Monica, survives. Surviving also are sons Jimmie D. Allen, Henry T. Brady, Jr.; step son, Bobby L. Doss; daughters, Cindy D. Doss, Evelyn M. Rodgers, Veronica L. Brady and Georgia L. Brady; and 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Braido, Frank

Services for Frank Braido, of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center. Mr. Braido died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. He was 87 years old on June 14. He was a sheriff's deputy in Macoupin County for some 20 years and before that a coal miner. He worked in Superior Coal Company mines 1, 2, 3, 4 and for Little Dog Coal Company. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Benld and a former member of the Masonic Lodge of Gillespie. He was born in Benld, a son of Anton and Maria Remunda Braido. He married Mary Fulton on Novmeber 30, 1933, in Carlinville. She preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Frances Goodman and husband Roger of Carlinville, Mary Jo Henrichs and husband Lyle of Dorchester; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Others surviving include a son in law, Joseph Reano of Bonita Springs, Fla. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Shirley Reano; brothers, Pete, Dominic and John Braido; and a sister, Josephine Braido.

Brandt, Albert W.

Services for Albert W. Brandt, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Revisky, pastor of the Christian Church of Litchfield. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mr. Brandt died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999, in Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, Ill. He was 96 years old on June 9. He worked at American Radiator and Schutt Manufacturing in Litchfield before he retired. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Wilhelm and Elizabeth Schmidt Brandt. He married Faye M. Harris in 1927 in Carlinville. She died in 1964. Surviving are a son, Jim Brandt and wife Sharon of Beaver Creek, Ohio; a daughter, Judy Kirkham and husband Jim of Tinley Park; a sister, Mary Johnson of Nokomis; four grandchildren, Kyle Kirkham of Bartlett, Kevin Kirkham of Chesterton, Ind., Dan Brandt of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Michelle Manassah of Plainfield; and two great grandchildren, Emily Manassah and Emma Kirkham. Preceding him in death were five brothers, Charles, William, Isaac, John and Martin Brandt; and a sister, Emma Niemann. Services for Albert W. Brandt, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Revisky officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Irene Graden was the organist. Pallbearers were Steve Manassah, Kevin Kirkham, Kyle Kirkham, Dan Brandt, Larry Hartke, Larry Brandt. Mr. Brandt, 96, died Saturday, February 6, in Palos Heights.

Brandt, Louis E.

Services for Louis E. Brandt, of Farmersville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zion Lutheran ELCA Church in Farmersville with the Rev. Kenneth Sandlin, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call on Saturday in the church from 9 to 10 a.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Farmersville - Waggoner American Legion Post or the Zion Lutheran ELCA Church. Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Brandt died at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 1999, in Pleasant Hill Village Nursing Home, Girard. He was 90 years old on May 29, and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He worked as an auto mechanic. He was born in Springfield, a son of Edward F.W. and Mary Roth Brandt. He married Martha Birkenkamp on April 26, 1945, in Springfield; she died June 5, 1995. He was the last of his family.

Brannan, Scott

Scott Brannan, grandson of Fred and Joyce Mulvaney of Staunton, died Tuesday, August 25, 1998, in his home. He was 6 years old on August 3. He was born in Springfield, a son of Steven and Tina Brannan of Taylorville. They survive. Other survivors include brothers, Seth and Sean Brannan, both at home; grandparents, Maurice and Bev Brannan of Taylorville; great grandparents, Jack and Treva Burges of Mountain Home, Ark.

Bray, Cleta L.

Funeral Mass for Cleta L. Bray, of Girard, will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Virden by the Rev. Father August Sparrow officiating. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery, Farmersville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Heart Fund. Mrs. Bray died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield. She was 79 years old on February 19. She worked as a waitress before she retired. She was born in Oklahoma, a daughter of James and Mary Havron Vollintine. She married Gerald Bray on June 13, 1937, in Farmersville in the rectory of the Catholic church. He died January 15, 1974. They had no children. Surviving are a brother, Cleo of Springfield; sisters, Eva Mortin of Oklahoma, Frances Aherin of Princeton, Mary Schmedeke of Carlinville. Preceding her in death were four brothers and three sisters.

Braye, Calvin H. Services for Calvin H. Braye, of Raymond, were held Sunday afternoon in Moffitt Funeral Home, Morrisonville. The Rev. Earl Turner officiated. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Nokomis. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond - Harvel Ambulance Service. Mr. Braye died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 1999, in St. John's Hospice, Springfield. He was 74 years old on February 4, and an Army veteran. He spent most of his life in the Raymond area. He was a route salesman for Mickelberry Meat Company and also operated a service station. He was born in Butler, a son of Henry and Bessie House Braye. He married Norma Warnsing on March 6, 1953, in Springfield. She preceded him in death along with three brothers and a sister. Surviving are brothers, Dallas and Kenneth Braye, both of Nokomis; sisters, Loretta Irwin of Springfield, Bonnie Braye of Farmersville.

Bregant, Michael

Graveside service for Michael Bregant, formerly of Witt, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Witt Cemetery with the Rev. Orrin L. Johnson officiating. Mr. Bregant, of Minier, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 1998, in Bro Menn Regional Medical Center, Bloomington. He was 47 years old on May 8. He worked in purchasing at A.Y. McDonald Supply Company and was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ at Minier. He was born in Witt, a son of Frank and Evelyn Davis Bregant, and was a graduate of Witt High School. Surviving are sisters, Carol Miller of Cottonwood, Ariz., Nancy Moreland, Copperas Cove, Texas; brothers, Richard Bregant of Flagstaff, Ariz., Robert Bregant of Chattam. Other survivors include a companion, Ronnie Melvin.

Bremer, Helen Louise

Helen Louise Bremer, last of the founding members of the Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary in rural Hillsboro, died Monday, February 15, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 81 years old. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Henry and Hazel Hoes Bremer. After graduation from Hillsboro High School, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., graduating from there in 1937, and the Bryant-Stratton Business College in Chicago, graduating from there in 1938. She worked as a dining room supervisor at Menlo Junior College in Menlo Park, Calif., and for one year as a dormitory supervisor at Stephens College. She was employed by Columbia University in New York City as supervisor of the crew and football training tables, and also special parties. Upon her return to Illinois, she joined her father in the operation of the family farm. At her father's death the farming operation came to an end. In 1980, she and her sister, Betty, chose the Illinois Audubon Society to maintain their ideals of land preservation and protection. Thus the H&B Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary was formed. Helen Bremer served as its president until two years ago. She was the last surviving member of her family, having been preceded in death by her sister Betty. Surviving are cousins, John Wallis and wife Della of Portland, Oregon and Otto Bremer of Berkely, Calif. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Enduring Hills Cemetery, also known as the Bremer Cemetery, on the Bremer farm. Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Hickory Hills Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society, P.O. Box 395, Hillsboro, IL 62049.

Brewer, George A.

Services for George A. (Sonny) Brewer, Jr., of Sorento, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Revs. Phillip Schneider and Andrew Lovins officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday from noon until the time of service. Mr. Brewer died at 7:50 a.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Greenville. He was 72 years old on February 16. He was affiliated with the Sorento Assembly of God Church, and resided in many places during his ministry. He was born in Osage, Oklahoma, a son of George Atwell and Zela Catherine Winkleblack Brewer. His wife, the former Ludean Lowe, survives. Surviving are sons, Dr. David Brewer of San Francisco, Calif., Dr. Phillip Brewer of New Haven, Conn.; brothers, Paul Vernon Brewer of Antioch, Calif., Richard Harrison Brewer of Arlington, Texas; sisters, Virginia Ruth Cromeans of Granite City, Berniece Elizabeth Wall of Sorento, Catherine Maxine Baker of Aurora, Marcella Eva Walker of Creve Couer; and two grandchildren.

Brewer, Marie E.

Services for Marie E. Brewer, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Arthur Roemer officiating. The remains will be cremated. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday one half hour before the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Anthony's Health Care Center Hospice in Alton. Mrs. Brewer, of Hartford, died at 8:32 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 1998, in St. Anthony's Medical Center. She was 71 years old on November 23. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Leonard and Mildred Gray Blevins. She married Max E. Brewer on June 15, 1968. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Paul Maguire of Jacksonville, Perry Maguire of Hillsboro, Phil Maguire of Litchfield, Danny Maguire of Ellsberry, Mo.; daughters, Peggy Moore of Godfrey, Patti Maguire of Litchfield, Pam Hall of Hartford, Diana Hendrickson of Litchfield; step son, Rick Brewer of Rolla, Mo.; brothers, Luke, Leonard, James, Richard and Thomas Blevins, all of Gillespie, Lindell Blevins of Troutman, N.C., Wayne Blevins of Dorchester; sisters, Edna Mae Releford, Viola Edwards, both of Gillespie, Clarissa "Babe" Troxel of Fallon, Nevada, Alberta Shemph of Peoria, Carolyn Rimar of Troy; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Debra Ann Maguire; sisters, Marianna Peacock, Alvena Friend, Dorothy Blevins; and three grandchildren.

Brewer, Ralph V.

Services for Ralph V. Brewer, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Sorento, with the Rev. Elmer Lynn Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at Reno. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlinville Hospice or to the family. Mr. Brewer died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999, in his home after an illness of five months. He was 84 years old on October 20. He resided in Coffeen for the past six years and spent most of his life in the Reno and Sorento area. He was a member of the Laborers Union 1084 of Hillsboro. He was born south of Reno, a son of Lawrence T. and Ora "Glenn" Brewer. He married Frances Micenheimer on January 11, 1942, in Sorento. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Gale Brewer of Sorento, LeRoy Brwer of Coffeen, Randy Brewer of Greenville, Pat "Steve" Brewer of Mt. Olive, Rodney Brewer of Woburn; daughters, Karen Turner of Greenville, Margie Wall of Sorento, Kathy Cunningham of Eagarville, Darlene Brewer of Kinmundy; brother, Douglas Brewer of Oregon; sister, Nileene Kinderney of Licking, Mo.; 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Nora and Freda White; a brother, Omer Brewer; and two grandchildren.

Breza, Michael A.

Services for Michael Albert Breza, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiated. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glen Marietta, Matt Marietta, Mark Thomas, and sons, Mike and Richard Breza and grandson, Mark Breza. Mr. Breza died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, July 11, 1999, in Bohannon Nursing Home, Lebanon. He was 84 years old on August 4. He was a welder at Shell Oil Company in Wood River for many years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Mt. Olive, and an avid reader and bowler. He attended Benld Grade School and graduated from Benld High School in 1933 then graduated from David Rankin Vocational School in St. Louis. He was born in Benld, a son of Mike and Anna Banovic Breza. He married Mary Theresa Thomas on April 20, 1938, in Holy Trinity Church, St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael Breza and wife Ann Marie of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Richard Breza of Brighton; daughter, Elaine Breza of Mt. Olive; two grandsons, Michael and Mark. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Trinity Church, of which he was a member, or to the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Briggs, Howard E.

Committal service for Howard E. Briggs, whose late wife was from Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Briggs died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 79 years old on September 3, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 25 years before he retired in 1997. He was born in Greenville, a son of Alfred and Mata Kleinik Briggs. His married Leslie W. Brees in 1940 in Hillsboro; she died in 1988. Surviving are a son, David Briggs of Springfield; daughter, Sue Brooks of Mechanicsburg; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Briggs, Jr., Ralph G.

Graveside service for Ralph G. Briggs, Jr., of Carlinville, will be held privately on Sunday in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Davis - Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Briggs died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in an auto accident near Auburn. He was 75 years old on July 4. He was an engineer for Morse Diesel in Boston before he retired in 1989, and a member of Living Stones Fellowship of Litchfield. He was born in Upton, Mass., a son of Ralph G. and Blanche Styles Briggs. He married Fern Miclon in 1945, in Leominster, Mass. she survives. Surviving also are daughters, Judy Briggs of Carlinville, Sharon Gregory of Youngstown, Ohio; sister, Dorothy Phipps of Medfield, Mass; brothers, George Briggs of Clarkston, Mich., Kenny Briggs of Richmond, N.H.; a grandson and a great granddaughter.

Brines, Verne Eldon

Services for Verne Eldon "Bummy" Brines, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral there with the Revs. Matthew Woodcock and Albert Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Mt. Olive Ambulance Service or to Adopt A Pet. Mr. Brines died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 73 years old on February 3. He served as Mt. Olive Township supervisor for 24 years. A medical technologist, he first worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur. He then returned to Mt. Olive as a medical assistant to Dr. Frank B. Warner from 1949 until Dr. Warner retired in 1986. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Olive. He attended Mt. Olive schools, graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 1944, attended the University of Illinois, and graduated as a medical technologist from Gradwhol University in St. Louis. He loved the outdoors, enjoying coon hunting, fishing and taxidermy. He also played the guitar in several Mt. Olive area bands and was an avid dog lover. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Clem Henry and Naomi Cisel Brines. He married Doris Violet Gill on October 15, 1949, in the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Olive. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Kelly Brines and wife Kay, Warner Brines and wife Maria, all of Mt. Olive; daughters, Priscilla Monke and husband Donald of Plain City, Ohio, Jill Spencer and husband Clayton of Edwardsville; and six grandchildren, Travis, Holly and Nathan Monke, Valerie and Jeb Brines and Kyle Spencer. Others surviving include sisters in law, June Hinz and Rhoda Pegel, both of Mt. Olive, and a brother in law, John Pakovich of New Douglas. Preceding him in death were a brother, Clem Eugene Brines who was killed in action in World War II and a sister, Mary Sawyer. Following the services Friday, a meal will be served to family and friends in the Methodist Hall by the women of the church. Services for Verne Eldon "Bummy" Brines, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Matthew Woodcock and the Rev. Albert Chaney officiated. Eulogy was given by his son in law, Donald Monke. The pianist, Jane Kozielek, played "In the Garden" "Old Rugged Cross" "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art." Mr. Brine's favorite recording was also played, "If I Have Wounded Any Souls Today" by Marty Robbins. Pallbearers were sons, Warner Brines, Kelly Brines and sons in law, Don Monke, Clayton Spencer and grandsons, Jeb Brines and Nathan Monke. Honorary pallbearers were John Pakovich, Kyle Spencer, Bill Adams, Buel Scheller and Ralph Birdsell. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Following the services a lunch was provided for family and friends in the Methodist Church Hall by the women of the church. Mr. Brines, 73, died Teusday, March 9, in St. Francis Hospital.

Bronstein, Irene

Irene Bronstein, of Staunton, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, October 11, 1998, in her home. She was 76 years old on January 17. She had resided in Staunton for 57 years and worked as a receptionist for her husband, optometrist Dr. Sol Bronstein, until 1982 when she retired. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of Harry and Sarah Bloom. She married Sol Bronstein on February 4, 1939, in Chicago. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Gary Bronstein and wife Jean of Sunny, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Haun and husband Bob of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Greg and Chad Bronstein, Shannon Mueller, Paula Hermann; and three great grandchildren, Jessica Mueller and Alex and Andrew Hermann. Preceding her in death were two brothers. No services are scheduled. Her remains were cremated. Williamson Fuenral Home, Staunton, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Brooks, George Willis

Services for George Willis (Sonny) Brooks, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Crawford Holden Funeral Home, Jerseyville, with his son in law Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Kane Cemetery. Mr. Brooks died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 1998, in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital. He was 60 years old on October 7. He was a welder by trade and was employed for many years through union locals in Alton and St. Louis. He was born in Kane, a son of Vernis Leo and Marvell Talley Brooks. Surviving are daughters, Trinna Johnson of Litchfield, Mavis Jean Stone of Glendale, Tina Marie Brooks of Dunedin, Fla.; a brother, Robert Brooks of Roodhouse; sisters, Leola Stone of Roodhouse, Ida Kallal and Juanita Kallal, both of Kane, Diana Hammon of Roodhouse; and six grandchildren. Preceding him in death were an infant son and a sister, Mary Imogene Drake.

Brooks, Ulis

Ulis Brooks, whose wife is the former Dorothy Granier Baker of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, September 2, 1998, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. He was 85 years old. Surviving besides his wife, Dorothy, of St. Louis, are two daughters, two sons, two step sons, Bob and Dick Baker, and numerous grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Burchholz Morturary, 2211 Clarkson road, Chesterfield,Mo.

Brookshier, Margaret L.

Services for Margaret Lorraine "Pat" Brookshier, of Taylor Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home, Litchfield, with Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of the Southside Church, officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery at Lincoln. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Pat Brookshier Memorial Fund. Mrs. Brookshier died at 4 p.m. Monday, May 31, 1999, in the home of her daughter in Raymond. She worked in many places, including Roller Derby Skate Corporation, Brown Shoe Company, both in Litchfield, the Manor Hotel in Hillsboro and Trails Inn. She also worked as a companion for senior citizens staying with them in their homes. She was a member of the Montgomery County Women's Pool League. She was born in Taylorville, a daughter of William Russell and Edith Viola Perry Hancock. She married John Walton Nalley in 1947 and they were later divorced. On April 15, 1961, she married Wallace Richard Brookshier. He died December 31, 1973. Surviving are sons, David Nalley Sr. and wife Sue of Bloomington, Richard Brookshier Sr. and wife Imogene of Normal, Mason Brookshier and wife Brenda of Irving; daughters, Mary Gould and husband Ed of Springfield, Donna Conder of Litchfield, Cheryl Rock and husband William of Greensboro, Ky., Linda Jackson and Husband Gene of Lincoln, Susan Groves and husband Tom of Raymond; a brother, Irving Hancock of Missouri; a sister, Ida Horn and husband Floyd of Butler; 22 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, William, John "Red" and Ross "Bob" Hancock and a sister, Evelyn Dvoracek. Services for Margaret Lorraine "Pat" Brookshier, of Taylor Springs, were held at 10 a.m. today in Plummer Funeral Home. Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church, officiated. Burial was in Zion Cemetery in Lincoln. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art," "In the Garden" and the closing hymn, "Just a Closer Walk with Thee, recorded by Patsy Cline. Pallbearers were Darrin Conder of Bloomington, Donald Conder Jr. of North Carolina, Bobby Hancock of Butler, Dean Hancock and Ron Hancock, both of Coffeen, John W. Hancock of Irving, Russ Hancock of Fillmore, Terry Hancock of Litchfield. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Mrs. Brookshier, 73, died Monday, May 31, in Raymond.

Broverman, Theodora F.

Theodora F. Broverman, formerly of Gillespie, died Thursday, February 4, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 79 years old on November 19. A resident of Taylorville, she managed the St. Mary's Catholic School cafeteria program there for more than 30 years. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Louis and Anna Ross Grassel. Her first husband, Earl J. Baker, whom she marred in 1940, died in 1974. She married Harold "Porky" Broverman in 1982 and he died in 1983. Surviving are daughters, Luana Dees and husband Gerry of Kincaid, Jill Short and husband Floyd, Janet Chiavaro and husband Tony, all of Taylorville; a son, Gerald "Jerry" Baker and wife Linda of Springfield; a step son, Robert Broverman and wife Linda of Taylorville; a step daughter, Sandra Hafliger and husband Don of Taylorville; a brother, William Grassel and wife Martha of Hoffman Estates; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Connolly - McClure Fuenral Home, Taylorville, is in charge of arrangements.

Brower, Cleo

Services for Cleo "Kelly" Brower, step father of Nancy Eggerman of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Sutton Funeral Home, Taylorville, with the Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will be in Fraley Cemetery. Mr. Brower, of Taylorville, died Monday, May 3, 1999, in Meadow Manor Nursing Home. He was 81 years old on August 12. He was a lineman for CIPS before he retired. He was born in Edwardsport, Ind., a son of James and Ruby Sanders Brower. He married Maxine Clements in 1953, in Taylorville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Edward Brower of Rose Hills, Kan.; step sons, Larry Eggerman of Taylorville, Ernest Eggerman of Carthage, Texas; daughter, Marjory Adams of Minnetrista, Minn.; other step daughters, Donna Stephens of Taylorville, Colleen Bowman, Helen Mason, both in Indiana, Dorothy Gaynth in California; and many grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Brown, Sr., Billy D.

Services for Billy D. Brown, Sr., of Irving, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with the Rev. Orville Denton officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Mr. Brown died at 5 a.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, in Doctors Hospital, Springfield. He was 68 years old on July 22. He was a retired carpenter, and a member of the Nokokoms AF&AM Lodge 456. He was born in Bingham, a son of Morris and Idola Forbus Brown. His first wife, the former Lora Lowe and his second wife, the former Carol Gibbons, both survive. Surviving also are three children, Billy D. Brown Jr. of Nokomis, Judy F. Pearse of Decatur, George M. Brown of Pana; step daughters, Mischelle Merritt of Colorado Springs, Colo., Dawn Donaldson of Tuscola; brothers, Donald Cerlock of Coalton, Michael Cearlock of Kincaid, Keith Cearlock of Coalton; and seven grandchildren. A grandchild preceded him in death.

Brown, Clifford E.

Services for Clifford E. Brown, of Nokomis, were held at 11 today in Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Mary Etta Skinner officiating. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Mr. Brown died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, July 20, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. He was 67 years old on March 21. He was an avid gardener and operated a green house. He was also a barber, and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He was a son of James R. and Dora Stanley Brown and married Patricia Staples. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Cindy Ginos and husband Mark of Irving, Lisa Brown of Nokomis; sister, Martha Cox of Butler; and three grandchildren, triplets. Preceding him in death were brothers, Raymond, James, Lloyd, Robert Williams, James Darrel and Robert Brown; sisters, Iola Day, Doris West, Evelyn Pearl, Mae Michaels and Grace Brown.

Brown, Dolly

Services for Dolly Brown, of rural Walshville, were held at 1 p.m. today in the Walshville Christian Church. The Revs. Keith McCaslin and David Carnine officiated. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Christian College in St. Louis. Perfetti Funeral Home, Sorento, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Mrs. Brown died at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 93 years old last May 12. She spent her early life in Sorento then moved to St. Louis. In 1936, she moved to Walshville where she spent the rest of her life. She enjoyed the outdoors. She was a member of the Walshville Christian Church. She was born in Bond County, a daughter of Charles and Ida May McGilvary. She married James R. Brown on March 3, 1937, in St. Louis. He died March 9, 1979. A daughter, Naomi Titsworth, wife of Charles Titsworth of rural Walshville, died March 17, 1997. A sister, May File, also preceded her in death. Surviving are granddaughters, Michelle Gash of Ashburn, Va. and Keely Mullins of Litchfield 

Brown, Elizabeth

Services for Elizabeth "Liz" Brown, of rural Raymond, are pending at Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Mrs. Brown died at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 1999, in her home. She was 82 years old on March 26. She resided all of her life on the family farm where she was born. She was a daughter of William and Mollie Weller Fricke. She married James Brown on October 21, 1936, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Farmersville, and they resided on the same farm. She continued to live there even after her husband's death in 1984. The couple had no children. Surviving are sisters, Mary Tester, Genevieve Keiser, both of Nokomis, and Opal Huff of Langleyville along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were four sisters, Helen Wells, Louise Short, Lydia Tester and Delilah in infancy. Graveside service for Elizabeth A. "Liz" Brown, of rural Raymond, was held at 10 a.m. Sunday in St. Raymond's Cemetery. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. No visitation was held. Mrs. Brown, 82, died Thursday, June 10, in her home. Her obituary was in Friday's paper.

Brown, Fred W.

Fred W. Brown, of Springfield, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. He was 70 years old on September 22, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. A 45 year resident of Carlinville, he was owner and operator of Brown Heating for 20 years and was chief engineer with Carlinville Hospital for 20 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, 20-year sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, member of Guy Baird American Legion Post 554 and the Macoupin Club. He was born in Altoona, Pa., a son of Fred W. and Mary Richardson Brown. He married Margaret Baird in 1949; she died in 1983. In 1991, he married Norma Snodgrass in Carlinville; she survives. Surviving also are sons, David R. and Daniel B. Brown, both of Carlinville; daughters, Marihelen Rogers of Yucaipa, Calif., Peggijane Stover of Carlinville; step sons, Mike Snodgrass of Valdosta, Ga., Tim Snodgrass of Mt. Olive; step daughters, Debbie Palazzolo of St. Louis, Ann Beeler of Raymond, Norma Snodgrass of Carlinville; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The remains have been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Brown, Gordon Brian

Services for Gordon Brian Brown, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Christian Church of Litchfield with the Rev. Steve Revisky officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Christian Church of Litchfield. Mr. Brown died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 1999, in Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. He was 42 years old on January 2. He worked in general contracting as a laborer. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Clayton Alfred and Lorraine Rosemary Gordon Brown. Surviving are a son, Carl Andrew Brown and his parents, all of Litchfield, and a sister, Cindy Lynn Brown of St. St. Louis. Services for Gordon Brian Brown, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in The Christian Church of Litchfield. The Rev. Steve Revinsky officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selection was "Under His Wings." Kathleen Chandler was the vocalist. Gail Felts was the organist. Pallbearers were Doug Whitten, Ralph Bullar, Tom Graham, Kevin Bullar, Jim Gordon, Andy Bullar. Mr. Brown, 42, died Wednesday, February 17, in Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. 

Brown, Letha Irene

Services for Letha Irene Brown, mother of Elsie Kahl of Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Auburn, with the Rev. Linda Dennis officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, of Auburn, died Monday, February 15, 1999, in her home. She ws 90 years old on September 17. She was a baker with the Southernview restaurant for 15 years before she retired in 1973. She was born in Aden, a daughter of Charles Edward and Grace Buchanan Baker. She married Ross H. Brown in 1925 in Springfield. He died in 1988. Surviving are sons, Clarence Brown of Springfield, Carl James Brown of Centralia, W. Gene Brown of Auburn, Charles Russell Brown of Dawson; other daughters, Wanda R. Affolter, JoAnn Jones, Judith O'Neil, both of Springfield, Bernice Kruse-White of New Berlin; brothers, Raymond, Russell, Floyd and Paul Baker of Springfield; sisters, Beulah Bodine, Helen Horn, both of New Berlin, Opal Tuxhorn of Pawnee, Alice Crow of California, Mary Cheffe of Springfield, Myrtle Koke of Petersburg; 31 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Harold "Jake" Brown.

Brown, Mary W.

Mary W. Brown, sister of Josephine Leonard of Farmersville and Alice Stieren of Raymond, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in St. John's Hospice. Mrs. Brown, 89 years old on May 19, was a resident of Divernon. She was born in Cotton Hill Township, a daughter of Edward J. and Marie Albers Welsh. Her husband, Charles Harvey Brown, whom she married in 1930, died in 1968. Surviving besides the sisters aresons, George H. and Alan W. Brown, both of Divernon; daughters, Martha Marie Matte of Tucson, Ariz., Jean Applegate of Divernon and Jane Angelo of Guilford, Conn.; another sister, Mildred Klein of Divernon; 18 grandchildren, 36 great grandchidlren and a great great granddaughter. Services were held Friday in Divernon with burial in Brush Creek Cemetery there.

Brown, Merabah Jean

Merabah Jean Brown, great granddaughter of the Rev. William and Maribah Jean Laughlin of Litchfield, died Sunday, October 18, 1998, in Fort Collins, Colo. She was 16 days old. She was born on October 2 in Fort Collins, a daughter of Jeffrey and Gail Brown of Fort Collins. Surviving besides her parents and the Laughlins are grandparents, Bob and Linda Brown of Thornton; Orville and Jean Welmann of Cheyenne, Wy.; and a great grandmother, Mary Brown of Bloomington. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Northglenn, Colorado. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery at Longmont. Horan and McConathy Funeral Service, Denver, Colo., is in charge of arrangements.

Brown, Robin W.

Memorial services for Robin William Brown, of Lake KaHo, Mt. Olive, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in the Religious Center at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, with the Angelical Archbishop Hartley Ward officiating. Afterwards the family will receive friends in the Art and Design Atrium at the university until 6 p.m. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorial contributions be directed to the Mt. Olive Public Library. Mr. Brown, chairman of the Art department at the university, died at 3:25 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 52 years old on December 16. He had chaired the Art department for the past 10 years. Prior to that he was a professor for seven years at Lyndon College, Lyndonville, Vermont. He earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. He was born in Kirby Moorside, England, a son of Thomas Alec and Cynthia Grey Brown. He married Edith Bell on August 8, 1987, in the Meeting House Church in Burke Hollow, Vermont. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Jamin and William Brown, both of Portland, Maine; brothers, Michael Brown and wife Lynda of Arlington Heights, Glynn Brown of Elgin; a sister, Dianne Frank and husband Laurence of Streamwood. Services and burial will take place in Burke Hollow, Vermont. On Friday, the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. in Woods Trefren and Pearson Funeral Home at Lyndonville, Vermont. Saturday, services will be held at 3 p.m. in the Meeting House Church at Burke Hollow with the Rev. Robert Leno officiating. Burial will be in the Meeting House Cemetery. 

Brown, Ruth Narcissus

Services for Ruth Narcissus Brown, mother of Marcia Eller of Hillsboro, were held this afternoon in Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, of Vandalia, died at 11:04 a.m. Monday, August 3, 1998, in Fayette County Hospital there. She was 71 years old on March 30. She was born in rural Ramsey, a daughter of John Walter and Sina F. Murphy Morell. She married the Rev. Noah Caselton Brown on February 1, 1946, in Ramsey. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Charles Reed, Ricky, Scott and Kevin Brown, all of Vandalia; other daughters, Phyllis Brown of Oconee, Rhonda Miller of Jefferson City, Mo., Dawn Crain of Vandalia; brothers, Edmond Morell of Marshfield, Mo., Charles Morrell of Jerseyville, John Mac, Ray, Roy and Ralph Morrell, all of Ramsey; sisters, Martha Hicks of Lakewood, Virginia Pierce of Maricopa, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were twin sons, two brothers and a sister.

Brown, Walter V.

Walter V. Brown, formerly of Hillsboro, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in Lexington Health Care Center, Lake Zurich. He was 92 years old on May 28, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He taught science and history at Hillsboro High School before World War II. Following his military service, he worked for a time with the Illinois State Department of Education and the American Legion, informing veterans of their rights and opportunities for education. He was born in Mulberry Grove, and was reared in Hillsboro graduating from high school there in 1925. Surviving are a son, John Gale Brown of Harvard, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were his first wife, the former Alma Bertha "Bonnie" Brooks; his second wife, the former Elizabeth McCredie; a daughter, Mierley Jean Brown Bailey; five brothers, including Hillsboro attorney McLin Brown; and a sister. Graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.

Brown, William

Services for William Brown, of Wilsonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Mike Paddaock officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery with bagpipes played by Bill Rogers. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Brown died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 85 years old on February 13. He retired from Laclede Steel in Alton where he worked as supervisor in the service department. Before that he worked for the Superior Coal Company and was a member of the Progressive Coal Miners. He was also a member of the Gillespie Country Club. He was born in Blayerte, Scotland, a son of Norman and Mary Rooney Brown. He married Emma Patrick on January 4, 1935, in Gillespie. She survives. Surviving also are sons, William L. and Norman Brown of Wilsonville, Donald Brown and wife Kathy of Staunton, Robert Brown and wife Debbie of Gillespie; daughters, Pat Frensko and husband Larry of Benld, Mary Ann Nash of Gillespie, Margaret Paddock and husband Mike of Godfrey, Nancy Bearden and husband Kent of Benld; brothers, Phil and Robert Brown, both of Gillespie; sisters, Kate Michelson of California and Mary Jackson of Benld; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death brothers, Norman and Peter Brown and sisters, Agnes Klein and Margaret Brown. 

Brunetto, Mary L.

Services for Mary Leone Brunetto, of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Brunetto died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in St. Frances Hospital. She was 83 years old on February 13. She was born in South Wilmington, a daughter of Pete and Angelina Giroddo Leone. She married John Brunetto on August 7, 1943, in Benld. He survives. Preceding her in death were a brother, Anton Leone and a sister infancy.

Bruntjen, Louise Polston

Services for Louise Polston Bruntjen, of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvel, with the Rev. Kit Belk officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, or from noon until the time of service Tuesday in the church. Mrs. Bruntjen died Friday, July 24, 1998, in Cori Manor Nursing Home, Fenton, Mo. She was 84 years old on June 8. She was a telephone operator years ago, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel and the VFW in Litchfield. She was born in Irving, a daughter of Joseph and Minnie Wilson Polston. She married Chris Bruntjen on August 16, 1953, in Raymond. He died in 1967. Surviving are a son, Chris Bruntjen Jr. of Walshville; brothers, Ronald Polston of Raymond, Robert Polston of Taylorville; sisters, Lillian Herzog and Alberta Griffin, both of Taylorville; and two grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Roscoe, Joseph, Woodrow and Wilbur Polston and a sister, Alice Perry.

Bruntjen, Melvin E.

Funeral arrangements for Melvin E. Bruntjen, of Raymond, are pending at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond. Mr. Bruntjen, 87, died at 7:50 this morning, Friday, September 4, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Services for Melvin E. Bruntjen, of Raymond, were held at 10 a.m. Monday in the First Presbyterian Church there. The Rev. Herb Goeltzer officiated. Burial was in Harvel Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond Harvel Ambulance Service. Mr. Bruntjen died at 7:50 a.m. Friday, September 4, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 87 years old on July 4. He was a farmer and a livestock dealer, and was a life member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau and a member of the Raymond Harvel Kiwanis Club. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Harvel and taught Sunday School there for many years. He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Raymond. He was born in Harvel in Rountree Township, a son of John and Mary Potter Bruntjen, and attended the Prairie School. He married Helen Johnson in 1934 in St. James Lutheran Church at Harvel. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Harold Bruntjen and wife Darlene of Harvel, Carl Bruntjen and wife Loretta of Waggoner; a daughter, Mary Snyder and husband Jack of Raymond; sisters, Margaret Bates and husband Wayne of Raymond, Hazel Fogler of Columbus, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, John Bruntjen in 1986 and a sister, Esther Crawford in 1993.

Bryant, Kenneth Allen

Services for Kenneth Allen Bryant, formerly of the local area, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mark's Mortuary, Wood River, with the Rev. Kenneth Clark officiating. Burial will be in Wanda Cemetery at South Roxana. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Bryant died at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, December 6, 1998, in St. Clare's Hospital, Alton. He was 43 years old on July 31. He was employed in the parts department at Mike's Marine in South Roxana and previously worked for the Montgomery County Highway Department for 13 years. He was born in Alton, a son of Earl and Rosetta Hagen Bryant. Surviving are sons, Kelly Bryant of Seward, Neb., Kurtis Bryant of Neoba; his father, Earl Bryant of Brighton; brothers, Mitch Bryant and wife Sue, David Bryant and wife Sharon, all of Gillespie, Kevin Bryant of Cottage Hills; sisters, Dixie Lamparter and husband George, Sharon Bryant, all of Gillespie, Jean Halcom and husband Irvin of Brighton, Sandra WEaver and husband Bill of Katy, Texas, Brenda Bryant of South Roxana. Preceding him in death were his mother, Rosetta Bryant; brothers, Paul and Danile Bryant and a sister, Ruth Antrobus.

Bryant, Kenneth D.

Services for Kenneth D. Bryant, formerly of Gillespie, were held this morning in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Bryant, of Springfield, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in St. John's Hospital there. He was 79 years old on September 19. He was an over the road truck driver for Springfield Produce Company before he retired. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Asa and Alice Mae Hamilton Bryant. His wife, the former Geraldine L. Johnson, survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Shrolynn Sue Hammitt of Chatham; brothers, William, Robert and Asa Bryant, all of Springfield; and four grandchildren. 

Bryce, Mildred LaRue

Services for 105 year old Mildred LaRue Bryce, of Irving, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Gloria Davis, pastor of the Irving United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Irving United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bryce died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, October 19, 1998, in Hillsboro Health Care Center, having observed her 105th birthday on June 2. She spent most of her life in the Irving area. She assisted her husband, Ralph with farming on the Bryce family homestead and was a graduate of Irving High School. She was an active member of the Irving United Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors, Methodist Women's Society and a long time member of the choir. She was born in Irving, a daughter of John and Cora Austin Grantham. She married Ralph Bryce on November 24, 1915, in the Irving Methodist Church. He died November 10, 1968. Surviving are grandchildren, Penny Sue Bales and husband Lee of Fairview Heights, Nathan Bryce and wife Nancy of Irving, Greg Bryce and wife Doris of Irving; and great grandchildren, Ricky Bryce of Westmont, Tara Bryce of Little Rock, Ark., Dan Bryce and Lisa Bryce, both of Irving. Other survivors include daughters in law, Toots Bryce and Helen Bryce, both of Irving. Preceding her in death were sons, Geroge Bryce on March 18, 1974 and Robert Bryce on June 28, 1995; brother, Austin Grantham; sisters, Bertha Wright and Edith Grantham.

Bubb, Harvey S.

Harvey S. Bubb, formerly of Litchfield, died at 9:04 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 1998, in Astoria Health Care Center. He was 95 years old on August 11. He taught in the Possum Hollow School near Astoria in the early 1920s, and also worked at Bubb Produce in Astoria. He worked as a superintendent for the post engineer at Camp Ellis in Ipava in 1942. He also worked as a bookkeeper for Rouland Trucking in Jacksonville. He wrote a column, "Possum Hollow Nostalgia," for the Argus Searchlight in Astoria, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Astoria Church of the Brethren. He was born in Woodland Township, Fulton County, a son of Jesse and Sarah Bucher Bubb. He married Verna Horton on September 15, 1923, in Astoria. She died August 14, 1983. Surviving are daughters, Margery McMullen of Ipava, Helen Wright of Williamsville and formerly of Litchfield, Marilyn "Peg" Danner of Astoria, Shirley Smith of White Hall; a son, Harvey Bubb, Jr. of Bethany, Okla.; brothers, Ernest Bubb of St. Joseph, Mich., Eldon of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a sister, Flora Anderson of Chula Vista, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, including Kerry Wright of Williamsville and James Wright of Litchfield, 21 great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren and three step great great grandchildren. Services were held Monday in Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Gary Schultz officiated. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery there.

Buchanan, Ethel E.

Services for Ethel E. Buchanan, sister of Elbert Austin and Doris Young of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Liberty Baptist Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemtery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday in Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville. Mrs. Buchanan, of Mulberry Grove, died at 10:47 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. She was 90 years old on January 10. She was an LPN and worked at Utlaut Hospital for 11 years before she retired. She had also worked at Eakin Egg Company and during the war at Olin Industries in Alton. She also worked on the family farm. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was born in Montgomery County near Mt. Moriah Cemetery, a daughter of Jessie James and Coralie Heckman Austin. She attended the New Boston School and the Donnellson High School. She married Harold Buchanan on January 13, 1927. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Louise Reeves of Mulberry Grove, Dorothy Hawley of Pocahontas, Nina George of Collinsville; son, Donald K. "Buck" Buchanan of Greenville; another sister, Mildred Martin of East Alton; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.

Buchner, Virginia M.

Virginia Marie Buchner, formerly of Litchfield, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, September 13, 1999, in her home in Rantoul. She was 75 years old on December 6. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Rantoul. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of William and Rose Saathoff Arends. She married Donald Buchner on November 11, 1944, in Litchfield. He died May 28, 1991. Surviving are sons, Dennis Buchner of Gifford, Jim Buchner of San Lorenzo, Calif., Tom Buchner of Glen Ellyn; a sister, Evelyn Moehle of Litchfield; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in the American Lutheran Church at Rantoul. Burial was in Eden Park Cemetery there.

Buck, Louis J.

Services for Louis J. Buck, formerly of New Douglas, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Lesicko Funeral Home there. The Rev. Richard Feyen officiated. Burial was in New Douglas Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hitz Memorial Home, Alhambra. Mr. Buck died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, September 10, 1999, in the Hitz Memorial Home. He was 96 years old on June 12. He worked for the New York Central Railroad for 40 years, last working out of Livingston and retiring as section foreman. He was mayor of New Douglas from 1952 to 1958. He was a member of the New Douglas Volunteer Firefighters, serving as trustee and secretary for the New Douglas Community Fire Protection District. He was also a member of the 3-M Firefighters Association, the Madison County Firefighters Association, and St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Staunton. He was born in Pana, a son of John and Minnie Eilers Buck. He married Minnie Hildebrand on October 14, 1923, in Ohlman. She died September 12, 1994. Surviving are a son, Dale Buck and wife Marie of Palm Desert, Calif.; daughter, Donna Mohme and husband Leonard of Highland; seven grandchildren, Cheryl Allen, Lana Simning, Debi Buck, Jordan Buck, Sandy Hogg, Lisa Beck and Larry Mohme; 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. A brother, Harry Buck, preceded him in death.

Buckley, Maxine E.

Services for Maxine Elizabeth Frix Buckley, mother of Carol Harty of Taylor Springs, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Richmond, Va. Burial will be in the Hampton National Cemetery at Hampton, Va. Mrs. Buckley died Monday, February 15, 1999, in Richmond. She was 90 years old on May 19. She was born in Charlotte, N.C., a daughter of James Brownlee and Hatie Warlick Payne Frix, and moved to Richmond at the age of 8. She married Dr. Millard Robert Buckley on August 8, 1931, in Severn Cross Roads, Md. He died April 25, 1960, in Newport News, Va. She returned to Richmond in 1979. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints and the William Byrd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. An avid genealogist and member of several genealogical societies, she served as one of the original ordinance workers in the Washington, D.C., temple from 1975 to 1979. Surviving are daughters, Margaret Buckley of Colony, Va., Eleanor Nowitzky and husband Miles of Fayetteville, N.C., and Carol Harty and husband Paul of Taylor Springs; sisters, Alice Frix Booth and Frances Atkinson, both of Richmond; and 11 grandchildren, including Randolph, Joshua, Nathaniel, Dale and Adrienne Harty, all of Taylor Springs. Preceding her in death were a brother, Alton G. Frix and a grandson, Chip Nowitzky.

Buckmaster, William H.

Services for William Harold Buckmaster, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Buckmaster died at 7:31 a.m. Saturday, December 26, 1998, in Mt. Olive. He was 93 years old on April 21. He retired in 1968 as a foreman with Granite City Steel after working there for 19 years. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Granite City. He attended grade school and high school in Indiana. He was born in Bern, Ind., a son of Albert and Susan R. Elliott Buckmaster. He married Dorotha Fern Williams Holder on February 2, 1957, in Benton. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Phyllis Stewart and husband Elmore of Reno, Nevada; brother, Leland Buckmaster of Michigan; sister, Naomi Coffman of Tucson, Arizona; a grandson, David Tordeur, two step grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Lois Marquiss; brothers, Harry, Stanley, Clarence, Ivan, Jess, Clyde, Virgil and Joe; sisters, Iva Finley and one in infancy; and a grandson, Richard Tordeur. Services for William Harold Buckmaster, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "There's Something About That Name," and "Dear Lord Forgive." Rose Messner was the pianist. Pallbearers were David Six, Bob Boyer, Gary Nelson, Dean Brown, Tom Walker and Paul Echols. Mr. Buckmaster, 93, died Saturday, December 26, in Mt. Olive.

Budd, Andree' M.

Services for Andree' M. Budd, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kirlin - Egan and Butler Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Render officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Contact Ministries, 1100 East Adams, Springfield, IL 62703. Mrs. Budd, of Springfield, died at 2:43 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1999, in Northwest Suburban Community Hospital. She was 49 years old on February 24. She worked as a realtor since 1987 and was a member of the Springfield Association of Realtors, the Illinois Association and the National Association of Realtors. She was also manager of Women's World at White Oaks Mall for many years. She was a long time volunteer with Contact Ministries, where she was administrator of the Project Relief program for individuals and families who require utility assistance from the power company, CWLP. She coordinated the "Adopt a Family" program for Christmas, planned activities for other holidays throughout the year and assisted with many fund raising events. She was named Volunteer of the Year and received the Sid Wood Memorial award from Contact Ministries in 1984. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of John and Laurence Mole' Gurley. Besides her parents, who live in Springfield, other survivors include a brother, Richard Gurley and wife Victoria of Maryville and their daughter, Amy; and many relatives in France.

Bunning, Richard

Richard LeRoy Bunning, brother of Lorraine Murphy of Nokomis, died at 3:08 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 1998, in his home in Moweaqua. He was 77 yaers old on March 28. He was a farmer for many years, and an avid coin collector. He was born in Moweaqua, a son of William and Anna Zimmerman Bunning. He married Hazel Thomas on March 17, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Mary Ann Dry of Decatur, Margaret Milligan of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Robert of Moweaqua; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church of Moweaqua. Burial will be in Long Grove Cemetery in rural Macon.

Burgard, Magel K.

Memorial service for Magel Krummel Burgard, daughter of Mary Krummel of Donnellson, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Christian Church of Hillsboro with the Rev. Harry Meyer officiating. Inurnment will be in the Donnellson Cemetery. Mrs. Burgard died Sunday, August 29, 1999, in her home in Rochester, N.H. She was 68 years old on February 18. She was born in Madison, S.D., a daughter of Albert "A.J." and Mary Krummel, reared in Donnellson, graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1949, and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign. She married John P. Burgard on July 3, 1953, in Pennsylvania. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Phillip Burgard of Kinnelon, N.J., Kevin Burgard of Dallas, Texas, Brett Burgard of Plakton, N.H.; daughter, Alecia Ricco of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Fred Krummel of Donnellson; sister, Shirley Passley of Chesterfield, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her father, Albert Krummel; brother, Williamson Todd Krummel; and a granddaughter, Jessica Leaf.

Burger, Beulah

Beulah Burger, mother of Peggy Hammann of Waggoner, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 77 years old on August 23. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Cecil and Beulah Baugh Denby. She married Loren H. Burger in 1937; he died in 1985. Surviving besides Mrs. Richard Hammann, are another daughter, Bonnie Wills of Carlinville; sisters, Maxine Tonsor and Mary Kitzmiller of Medora; four grandchildren and one great grandson. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zion Lutheran Church of Carlinville. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery there. Davis Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Burgess, Lillian M.

Services for Lillian M. Burgess, of Gillespie, were held at 1 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home there. The Rev. Father Larry Auda officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Edwardsville. Mrs. Burgess died at 9 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 76 years old on September 19. She was the owner and operator of Val and Lil's restaurant in Gillespie for 15 years, of Uncle Charlie's restaurant in Granite City for 19 years and currently of Val and Lil's Lawn Ornament and Flea Market in Gillespie. She was a member of the VFW Post 4547 auxiliary in Gillespie. She was born in Pilot Knob, Mo., a daughter of Mathew and Rose Pare Kozyak. She married Val Burgess on May 7, 1966, in Granite City. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Bob Ferratto of Edwardsville, Gib Ferratto of Staunton, Randy Burgess of Alton; daughters, Barbara Weldon of Winter Haven, Fla., Sheila Shelton of Imperial, Mo.; brothers, William Kozyak of Glen Carbon, Mathew "Junior" Kozyak of Granite City; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Jeanna Ferratto.

Burget, Sonya M.

Memorial services for Sonya M. Burget, daughter of John Gadberry and sister of Sarah Meyer, both of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist Church at Illiopolis. The remains will be cremated. Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Sppringfield, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Burget died Monday, November 22, 1999, in Illiopolis. She was 37 years old on September 14. She was born in Jacksonville, a daughter of John and Marie Gentry Gadberry. She married Robert Allen Burget in 1984 in Beardstown. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Jennifer Leigh and a son, David Allen at home; brothers, Wade Gadberry of Virden, Wyatt Gadberry of Auburn.

Burk, Ada

Ada Burk, grandmother of Chris White of Litchfield, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, October 19, 1998, in Bethalto Care Center. She was 94 years old on May 9. She was born in White County, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Emiline Justice Dickey. She married Frank Burk on March 26, 1966, in East Alton. He died November 9, 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Jewell Glendola Diveley of Bunker Hill and many grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Charles White; daughter, Mabel Thomas; brothers, William and Homer Dickey and sisters, Flora Huston and Sylvia Hand. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Paynic Home of Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Maul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey.

Burr, John M.

Memorial service for John M. Burr will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New Albany, Ind. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. Seabrook, Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Home in New Albany is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Burr, of Lanesville, Ind., died Monday, February 15, 1999, in his home. He was 76 years old, and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was an art teacher for the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation before he retired. He also worked as a picture framer for Preston's Art Supplies and as a clerk at Wells Hardware store in New Albany. He was born in Norwalk, Conn., a son of John Gould and Betty Field Burr. Surviving are daughters, Sally Hussung, Jane Pirtle, both of Lanesville, Ind., Mary Peterson of Fairfax, Va.; brothers, Allan Burr of Norwalk, Paul Burr of Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren. 

Burris, Sr., Donald A.

Memorial service for Donald A. Burris, Sr., of Staunton, will be held at noon Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Clint Braman officiating. The remains were cremated. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from one hour before the service. Mr. Burris died at 3:30 p.m. Friday in his home. He was 63 years old on January 22. He resided in Staunton for the past 12 years and was a caster with Olin Corporation in East Alton. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Burris and his marriage ended in divorce. Surviving are daughters, Brenda Gurley and husband Pat of Wood River, Cindy Stewart and husband Jon of Staunton, Shelia Schoettle and husband Norman of Staunton, Judy Molinar of Staunton; sons Donald Burris, Jr. of Springfield, Virgil Burris of Staunton; brother, Richard Burris and wife Edelgard of Godfrey; step parents, Naomi and George Middleton of Alton; 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. 

Burris, Wayne E.

Services for Wayne E. Burris, formerly of Taylor Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Carl Burval, pastor of Shepherd's Vineyard Baptist Church of DesPlaines, officiating. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Mr. Burris, of DesPlaines, died Wednesday, November 25, 1998, in Holy Family Medical Center there. He was 52 years old on October 24. He was a machinist at Precision Instruments in DesPlaines, and an avid fisherman and reader. He was born in Hardin, a son of Charles and Theressa Gress Burris, and graduated from Hillsboro High School. He married Katherine S. Burval on September 18, 1976, in the New Hope Baptist Church in rural Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are brothers, Charles A. Burris and wife Maureen of Ganite City, Ron Burris and wife Shiela, Larry D. Burris and wife Barbara, all of Hardin; sisters, Marylou Blackwell of Hardin, Barbara Lucykow of Livingston and Doris Zumwalt and husband Howard of Litchfield. A brother, Jimmy Wilson, preceded him in death.

Burroughs, Bill

Bill Dewain Burroughs, of rural Sorento, died Sunday, June 29, 1998, in his home. He was 39 years old on February 5. He was an upholsterer for Harris Upholsterers in St. Louis. Surviving are his father, William Dewain Burroughs of Bonne Terre, Mo.; mother and stepfather, Delores Ann Grayson and Gene Davey of rural Sorento; brothers, Rick of Granite City and Mike of rural Sorento. Service was held Wednesday at graveside in Brown Cemetery, Old Ripley.

Burrow, Grace Marie

Funeral Mass for Grace Marie Burrow, of Coffeen, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Carl Schmidt. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or to the Coffeen Senior Citizens. Mrs. Burrow died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 92 years old last May 31. She was a member of St. John's Church, the Altar Society of the church, the Coffeen Senior Citizens and the Senior Citizens of Montgomery County. She was born in Hawk Point, Mo., a daughter of James and Agnes Laura Martinek Strother. She married Cecil Burrow on June 8, 1946, in St. Louis. He died April 8, 1977. Surviving are sisters, Pauline Christopher, Harriet Dobberstein, both of St. Louis and Georgia Dobberstein of Arlington, Texas. Preceding her in death were brothers, Paul and Martin Strother and a sister, Beatrice Miller.

Busby, Orville L.

Funeral arrangements for Orville L. Busby, of Litchfield, are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mr. Busby, 70, died at 7:56 a.m. Sunday in St. Francis Hospital. Survivors include a son, Larry Busby of Litchfield and a daughter, Martha Eckhart of East Hampton, N.J. Services for Orville L. "Lucky" Busby, of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with Mike Bates, pastor of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Busby died at 7:56 a.m. Sunday, September 27, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 70 years old on March 31, and a Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a river boat captain and had worked for the Ohio River Company, Twin City Barge and Towing and Material Service Corporation. He was a member of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church and the Marine Officers Association of St. Louis. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and camping. He was born near Greenville in Bond County, a son of Harry and Lurinda Parton Busby. He married Audrey Marion Rowe on December 13, 1952. She died March 25, 1987. He then married Nancy Lawson in September 1987, and they were later divorced. Surviving are a son, Larry Busby of Litchfield; a daughter, Martha Eckhardt and husband John of East Hampton, N.J.; a sister, Crena Payne of Greenville; and a granddaughter, Shannon Leigh Eckhardt. Preceding him in death were an infant son, George Rowe Busby and a brother, Harry Maurice Austin Busby. Services for Orville L. "Lucky" Busby, of Litchfield, were held at 10:30 this morning in Plummer Funeral Home. Mike Bates, pastor of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, officiated. Mike and Barb Bates sang "My Lord Is Near Me All the Time." Other musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Navy Hymn." Pallbearers were Joe Geninatti, Jim Buffington, Hal Simpson, Brad Niehaus, Maynard Painter, all of Litchfield, and Richard Grimes of Mt. Olive. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, with military rites conducted by the Sangamon County Intraveterans Detail Squad. Mr. Busby, 70, died Sunday, September 27, in St. Francis Hospital.

Buscher, Marilyn F.

Memorial Mass for Marilyn F. Buscher, formerly of Litchfield, will be offered at noon Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Dave Schmidt. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Ms Buscher died at 12:15 a.m. July 8, 1999, in Presbyterian - St. Lukes Hospital, Denver, Colo. She was a graduate of Litchfield High School and Denver University. Licensed and active in the Denver real estate community since 1980, she joined Distinctive Properties, Ltd., in 1988. She served for many years on the Denver Board of Realtors and was a consistent member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Mrs. Virginia Buscher and the late J. Paul Buscher. Surviving besides her mother are a sister, Maureen Meyers and family, Larry, Laura, Michelle, Meghan and Michael of Edwardsville; brother, John Paul Buscher of Shelbyville and son, Aaron Buscher of Phoenix, Ariz. Others surviving include a special friend, David Durstine. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Family Building Fund or the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Memorial Mass for Marilyn F. Buscher, formerly of Litchfield, was said at noon Friday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. Readers were Meghan Meyers, Michael Meyers and Michelle Uhlenhop Hudson. Linda Barton and Sherlyn Crandall were gift bearers. Emma Lou Feller and Mary Thunhorst were ministers of the Eucharist. Organist Kathy Skinner accompanied Polly Wand, cantor, while she led the congregation in singing "Amazing Grace," "On Eagles Wings," "Hail Mary: Gentle Woman" and "Canticle of the Sun." Inurnment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. During the committal service family members read "Do Not Stand and Weep." Following the services a lunch was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Ms. Buscher, 51, died Thursday, July 8, in Presbyterian - St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, Colo.

Bushmiller, Vincent G.

Services for Vincent George Bushmiller, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive Ambulance or the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Bushmiller died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, July 11, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 85 years old on March 14. He was employed by Franklin Research Company in Chicago until his retirment. While residing in Chicago he served as treasurer for Grace Bible and was Sunday school superintendnent and Bible School teacher there. In Mt. Olive, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, former chairman of the board there, head of the Chapman Cemetery Improvement Fund, member of Mt. Olive Senior Citizens and the Mt. Olive Civic Center. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Charles and Anna Masky Bushmiller, and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 1932. He married Amy Hendrickson on August 22, 1935, in Chicago. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Vincent Charles Bushmiller and wife Elberta of Lexington, Ky., Richard Joseph Bushmiller and wife Linda of Morrison, Colo.; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Wilbert, Winamore and Felix Bushmiller. Following the services on Wednesday a lunch will be served to family and friends in the Methodist Hall by women of the church. Services for Vincent George Bushmiller, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiated. Burial was in Chapman Cemetery. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." Rosemary Messner was the pianist and soloist. Pallbearers were Donnie Nowell, Frank Anderson, Earl Hagerman, Omar Schneider, Kevin Sellers and John Collura. Following the services a lunch was served for family and friends by the women of the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Olive. Mr. Bushmiller, 85, died Sunday, July 11, in St. Francis Hospital.

Buske, Richard L.

Funeral arrangements for Richard L. Buske, formerly of Litchfield, are pending at Meinschein Funeral Home. Mr. Buske died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, September 14, in his home in Miami, Fla. He was 63 years old last September 27. Services for Richard L. Buske, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Breum of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, 1475 NW 112th Avenue, 4019 (M67), Miami, FL 33136. Mr. Buske, of Miami, Fla., died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, September 14, 1998, in his home. He was 63 years old on September 27. Before moving to Miami in 1972, he was affiliated with Buske Lines of Litchfield and Warsaw, Ind. In Miami he worked for CSR American, Inc., and retired last March after 26 years of service. He was a member of the King Lutheran Church in Miami. He was an Army veteran, having served from 1955 to 1957. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Edwin H. and Alvina Weishaupt Buske. He married Ruth Walz on October 27, 1956, in sttaunton. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Scott Buske of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Susan Hines and husband James of Tallahassee, Fla., Sally Buske of Arlington, Texas; brother, Glenn Buske and wife Velma of Maryville; sisters, Jean Vasel and husband William of Litchfield; and one grandchild, Cheyenne Hines of Tallahassee. Services for Richard L. Buske, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Breum, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, officiated. Organist was Kathy Skinner. Pallbearers were Randy Vasel, Brad Niehaus, Jim McLean, Greg Buske, Mike McBride and Earl Schmidt. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mr. Buske, 63, died Monday, September 14, in Miami, Fla.

Busonic, Mike

Services for Mike Busonic, brother of Verona Kalvin, Frank and George Busonic, all of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, with the Rev. Charles Dahlby officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Taylorville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Busonic, of Tovey, died Monday, January 18, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 82 years old on January 12. He was a coal miner with Peabody Coal Mine 10, retiring in 1978 after 50 years of service. Before going to work at the mine, he was employed at a steel mill in the Chicago area. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was born in Benld, a son of Mike and Verona Kosak Busonic. He married Frances M. Szaina in 1939 in St. Louis. She died in 1998. Surviving are a son, Michael Busonic of Nashville; daughters, Gloria Chalacoff, Sheila Frazier, both of Kincaid, Vickey Ginger of Taylorville; other sisters, Margaret Ban, Betty Sanders, both of St. Louis.; nine grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Butler, Glenn R.

Glenn R. Butler, formerly of Hillsboro, died November 9, 1999, in Dallas, Texas. A resident of Richardson, Texas, since 1963, he was 68 years old on April 27 and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Born in Hillsboro, he graduated in 1965 from the University of Oklahoma and worked for the Internal Revenue Service before retiring in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Donna; sons, Craig, Gary, Grant Butler, all of Richardson; brothers, Harold and Richard Butler of Decatur, Jim Butler of Hillsboro; and one granddaughter, Serena. Services were held in Dallas with burial in the Restland Memorial Park.

Butts, Wayne Ray

Services for Wayne Ray Butts, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with Mike Bates, pastor of the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church or the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Butts died at 3:18 p.m. Friday, March 12, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 66 years old on January 4, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. A life resident of Litchfield, he was a carpenter by trade and had worked for Clarence Tschannen, Litchfield, and was a union carpenter with Alexander Lumber Company. He retired in 1990. He was a member of the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church and Carpenters Local 725 in Litchfield. He was born in Litchfield, a son of George Henry and Matilda Frances Riemenschneider Butts. He married Dolores Jane Saathoff on December 15, 1956, in Hernando, Miss. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Linda Stepp and husband Wallace of Springfield, Phyllis Jenkins and husband Rick of Carlinville; brothers, Kenneth Butts and wife June of Mountain View, Calif., Marvin Butts and wife Mickey of Big Spring, Texas, Virgil Butts and wife Mary of Litchfield; sister, Mildred Saathoff of Litchfield; four grandchildren, Heather Otto and Ricky Jenkins II, both of Carlinville, David and Nathan Kalaskie, both of Springfield. preceding him in death was an infant sister, Helen. Services for Wayne Ray Butts, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Pastor Mike Bates of the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "Face to Face" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Pallbearers were Harold Ellinger, Bill Hahnenkamp, Boyd Lively, John Riemann, Pat Timmons and John White, all of Litchfield. Full military rites were conducted at graveside by members of the American Legion Post 436 and VFW Post 3912. Participating from the American Legion were Will Tackaberry, post commander, Lee Baker, Bill Bates and Bill Rogers. Participating from the VFW were Dave Allen, Larry Heisman, V.C. Chasteen, Corky Parton, Jim Benton and Phillip Burdell. Dave Allen presented the flag to Mrs. Dolores Butts. Adam Roach played "Taps." Following the services a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the women of the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Butts, 66, died Friday, March 12, in St. Francis Hospital.


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