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Cain, Wayne T.

Wayne T. Cain, husband of a former Litchfield resident, died September 15, 1998. He was a resident of Neoga and owner of Cain Roofing in Champaign. He was 72 years old on June 1. Surviving are his wife, the former Doris Cress, daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Cress who resided here for many years; their children, Michael Cain, Patricia Simko, Bill Cain, Darlene Simko and Roche Cain; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A brother preceded him in death. Funeral Mass was said Thursday in St. Matthew Catholic Church, Champaign. Burial was the Ivesdale Cemetery.

Calcott, Ina Marie

Services for Ina Marie Calcott, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Meinschein Funeral Home with Michael Bates, pastor of the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church. Mrs. Calcott died at 12:42 this morning, Wednesday, January 6, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 96 years old on June 4. She was the church secretary for many years and a member of the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church. She was born south of Womac in Macoupin County, a daughter of Jesse Clement and Rosa Ella Perrine Mitchell. Her first husband, Orin Edwin Joiner, whom she married on March 1, 1922, in Hillsboro, died December 22, 1963. She married Clinton Calcott on March 3, 1971, in Litchfield. He died January 10, 1980. Surviving are two step daughters, Dorothy West and husband George of Litchfield, Laverne Bullock and husband Charles of Oxnard, Calif.; a brother, Floyd "Bob" Mitchell of Litchfield; a sister, Nina Sellers of Taylorville; nine step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Marvel Mitchell; two half brothers, James and Scovel Loveless; and two sisters, Nona Crawford and Lina "Dolly" Fuller. Services for Anna Marie Calcott, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Bates officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace." Shirley Edwards was the vocalist. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Reese Mitchel, Chris Matthews, Dwain Mitchell, Donald Thomas and Jerald Thomas. Mrs. Calcott, 96, died Wednesday, January 6, in St. Francis Hospital.

Calcott, Mary A.

Services for Mary A. Calcott, of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Father David Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. Mrs. Calcott died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 83 years old on March 22. She was an Avon dealer for many years and in March would have reached her 25th anniversary with the company. She was born in St. Louis, one of nine children of Staneslaw "Stanley" and Catherine Koper Komor who immigrated to America from Poland in 1905. She was married twice, both husbands preceding her in death. She and her first husband, Edward Kowalski, were wed on July 9, 1934. They had two daughters, Shirley, wife of Marvin Hawley of Litchfield and Dolores M., wife of William Ranger of Gillespie. Mr. Kowalski died in 1940. On March 6, 1943, she married Perlie H. Calcott. They had two sons, William P. Calcott and wife Amy of Litchfield and Robert H. Calcott and wife Trudy of Edwardsville. Surviving besides her four children are sisters, Sophia Murphy of Creve Couer, Mo., Eleanor Nikonowicz of O'Fallon, Mo., Rose Pollard of Litchfield; a brother, Frank Komor of Litchfield; 14 grandchildren and 17great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Stella Przyzycki in 1973 and Angela Hayes in 1983; and two brothers in infancy. Funeral Mass for Mary Calcott, of Litchfield, was said at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Catholic Church. The Rev. Father David Schmidt presided with her great grandchildren, Robbie and Natalie Albrecht, as servers. Placing the pall were her granddaughters, Shelley Calcott and Brenda Albrecht. Madelon Sophir was the reader. Bearers of gifts preceding the Communion were her nieces, Brittany Ranger and Bobbie Williamson. Ministers of Eucharist were Mary Thunhorst and Sr. Rosella Uding. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "Ave Maria," "Prayer of St. Francis" and "I Heard the Voice of Jesus." Polly Wand was the cantor. Organist was Kathy Skinner. Pallbearers were Jason Williamson, Mark Albrecht, Mike Ranger, Jeff Helvey, Mark Ranger and Brad Genetti. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Meinschein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a meal was served to family and friends by members of St. Ann's Society. Mrs. Calcott, 83, died Saturday, November 14, in St. Francis Hospital.

Caldini, Irene A.

Funeral Mass for Irene Angela Caldini, of Benld, will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld. Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Mrs. Caldini died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 98 years old on April 12. She was born in Italy, a daughter of Floriano and Anna Cannestrini Angeli. Her husband, Basil Caldini, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Floyd Caldini and wife Anna Mae of Mt. Prospect; grandchildren, Mary Kay McMahon of Mt. Prospect, Claire Caldini of Arlington Heights; and a great grandson, Neil McMahon. Preceding her in death were a son, Ettore Caldini; brothers, Romano and Archangeli Angeli; sisters, Maria Tarter, Armeda Zampiero and Rosa.

Caldwell, Georgia Combs

Services for Georgia Combs Caldwell, of Benld, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Landers Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, with the Rev. LeRoy Fahnestook officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Caldwell died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 1998, in Carlinville Area Hospital. She was 60 years old on July 13. She was born in Ridgeway, a daughter of Elvis Earl and Carrie Nellie Kelly Combs. Surviving are a son, Randy Caldwell of Staunton; daughters, Melody Smith of Bunker Hill, Jessie Lyons of Gillespie; sisters, Mary Ann Thomas, Kathleen Nelson, both of California, Earline Birch of Wood River, Frances Holbrook of Elsah and Sheila Ogas of Arizona; grandchildren, Randy Caldwell, Hannah Smith, Shafer Smith, Haley Smith, Bobby Lyons, Kasie Lyons, Sylvia Lyons. Preceding her in death was a brother, Clarence Bud Combs.

Caldwell, Norma R.

Services for Norma R. Caldwell, formerly of Nokomis and Morrisonville, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hough Colonial Home, Morrisonville, with the Rev. Randy Perry officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday after 1 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church of Taylorville. Miss Caldwell, of Taylorville, died Monday, October 19, 1998, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Taylorville. She was 72 years old on February 28. She was born in Morrisonville, a daughter of Leaon and Goldie Mae Green Caldwell. Surviving are a brother, Donald Caldwell and wife Alberta of Taylorville along with five nieces and nephews. A brother preceded her in death.

Calvert, Chester L.

Memorial service for Chester L. Calvert, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. R.E. George officiating. The remains were cremated. Family will receive friends in the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Calvert died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. He was 70 years old on January 11, and a Navy veteran with service from 1945 to 1949. He worked for Emerson Electric in St. Louis for 25 years, retiring in 1991 as a quality control supervisor. He was born in Gorham, a son of Eugene and Hilda Webb Calvert. He married Sylvia Duke on December 7, 1969. She died March 30, 1998. Surviving are daughters, Crystal Calvert of Staunton, Carla Calvert Altermott of Benld; son, Michael Calvert of Culpeper, Va.; brothers, Audie Calvert of Kentland, Ind., Robert Calvert of Midlothian, Donald Ray Calvert of Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Sarah Altermott of Benld, Matthew Dawson of Shiloh; and six great grandchildren.

Cameron, David W.

No services are being planned at this time for David William Cameron, of Hillsboro. His remains have been donated to Washington University, St. Louis, for scientific study. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Patton Memorial Home. Mr. Cameron died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 80 years old on December 5, and an Army veteran of World War II. A resident of the Hillsboro area for most of his life, he worked as a machine operator at Hillsboro Glass Factory for 35 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 1306 in Hillsboro. He was born in Witt, a son of Maple Benjamin and Anna Weigand Cameron. He married Betty Shryock on September 25, 1948, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Clark Cameron and wife Stacy of Hillsboro, Mike Cameron and wife Connie of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Judy Traylor and husband Gene of Irving; brother, Gene Cameron and wife Colleen of Schram City; sisters, Barbara DeLong of Arkansas, Myrtle Helzer of Gillette, Wy.; four grandchildren, Tammy Richardson, Terry Traylor, Justin and Carly Cameron. Preceding him in death were brothers, Maple "Fat," Ralph, Clyde and Louis "Gab" Cameron and a sister, Louise Buch. 

Campbell, Harold L.

Harold L. Campbell, formerly of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in Schenectady, N.Y., while at work. He was 58 years old on June 21. He was employed by the State University of New York as a food service manager. He also played tuba for a Dixieland band for many years and was a member of the Albany Musicians Union. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Frank and Lucille Campbell, and graduated from Hillsboro High School where he also participated in band. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Ann Russo; sons, Kirk Campbell of Lemoyne, Pa., Craig S. CAmpbell of Harleysville, Pa.; step sons, Laurence and Eric Gregory of Hudson, N.Y., Timothy Gregory of Syracuse, N.Y.; his mother, Lucille Campbell Wilson of Hillsboro; brothers, Robert Campbell of Hillsboro, Dan Campbell of Auburn and Cahrles Campbell of Coffeen; sisters, Mary of Mt. Olive and Doris of Hillsboro. Services were held in New York.

Cannon, Dr. John F.

Funeral Mass for Dr. John F. Cannon, DDS., formerly of Litchfield, will be said at 11 a.m. Friday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, by the Rev. Father Kevin Vann. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Interveterans Burial Detail. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kirlin © Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 South Sixth street, Springfield. Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Father John Ossola officiating. The family suggests memorials be directed to Mini O'Beurne Crisis Nursery, 1011 North Seventh street, Springfield, IL 62702, or to the American Lung Association. Dr. Cannon died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 1998, in the Regency Nursing Care Center. He was 80 years old last October 17, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an oral surgeon and in 1956, invented the first electric tooth brush. He was a member of the St. John's Hospital staff. He was a member of the GB Black Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, board of directors of the Illinois Standard Order Breeders Association, U.S. Trotters Association and the Knights of Columbus. He was a graduate of Cathedral Boys High School, where he was a boxing champion, and from St. Louis University Dental School in the class of 1940. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Joseph F. and Ella Strueber Cannon. He married Helen Thompson on April 25, 1942, in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Springfield. She survives. Surviving also are a son, John F. Cannon Jr. of Chicago; daughters, Patricia "Trinket" Eckler of St. Charles, Kathy Maslouski of Springfield; a sister, Rita Christine of Springfield; five grandchildren and a great grandson.

Carey, Clair E.

Clair E. Carey, of Greenville, a professor of Mathematics at Greenville College and former chairman of the Math department, died Sunday, December 27, 1998, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home there. He was 97 years old on November 18. He retired from Greenville College in 1971 after spending 24 years as chairman of the Mathematics department. He was born in Franklin, Pa., a son of Charles Burton and Carrie Arminta Walford Carey. He married Dorothy Allison on June 28, 1933, in Punxsatawney, Pa. She died April 10, 1960. He married Gyneth M. Herstine on June 15, 1962, in Greenville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Charles Boyd Carey of Spring Arbor, Mich.; a daughter, Phyllis Jean Carey of Madison, Wis.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three brothers and five sisters. Services were held Wednesday in Greenville with burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery there.

Carlock, Steve

Services for Steve Carlock, of Taylor Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery at Fillmore. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to a college trust fund for his son, Dustin Carlock. Mr. Carlock died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999, in St. Louis University Hospital. He was 42 years old on January 10. He worked at the Capri IGA in Hillsboro for nearly 20 years, and was always very considerate and helpful to shoppers. He was a member of UFCW Local 655. He had resided in Taylor Springs for the past 14 years. He was born in Fillmore, a son of Bill and Darlene Lipe Carlock, and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1975. He married Angel Lansing on September 6, 1980, in Fillmore. They were later divorced. Surviving are a son, Dustin Carlock of Taylor Springs; a daughter, Jodi Turner and husband Jessie of Frederick, Md.; his parents of Fillmore; brothers, Brian Carlock and wife Tamie, Mark Carlock and wife Catherine, all of Fillmore; and two grandchildren, Dylan and Shawn Turner of Frederick.

Carroll, James B.

Services for James B. Carroll, of Nokomis, were held at 10 this morning in St. Mark's Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Mary Etta Skinner officiating. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mr. Carroll died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 75 years old on September 1. He was a heavy equipment operator before he retired, member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and an Army veteran. He was born in Audubon Township, a son of Carmen and Iola Craig Carroll. His wife, the former Louise Storm, survives. Surviving also are daughters, Martha Rosenberger and husband Meridith of Ramsey, Laura Harrison and husband Allen of Fillmore; brothers, Russell Carroll of Illiopolis, Charles A. Carroll of Nokomis, Rex Carroll of Ramsey, Ed Carroll of New Albany, Ind., Lynn Carroll of Nokomis; sisters, Ruth Handley of Decatur, Lawanda Anderson, MaryAnn Carroll, Sandy Gaskin, all of Nokomis; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Cecil Carroll and a sister, Imogene Foster.

Carroll, Laura A.

Services for Laura Alice Carroll, of Nokomis, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home there with Kenny Morell officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Carroll died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, in her home. She was 79 years old on August 14. She was a member of the Pentacost Church. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Andrew and Maggie Fout Jackson. Her husband, Harry "Shorty" Carroll, died December 15, 1986. Surviving are sisters, Goldie Stokes, Maggie Bell Hicks, Loretta Virden, Rosella Michael, all of Nokomis; a brother, William Jackson of Nokomis; grandchild, Laura Davis of Nokomis and great grandchildren, Benjamin Skinner, Scott Fleming and Thomas Davis, Jr. Preceding her in death was one child, Pearl Skinner on March 5, 1990; sisters, Verna Burd, Elsie Delahunt, Alta Fabry, Edna Lovegrove, Lovie Caulk and two others in infancy; and a grandchild, Rusty Skinner.

Carroll, Shirley Rae

Shirley Rae Carroll, formerly of Gillespie, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, September 25, 1998, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She was 68 years old last November 25. She was a teacher in elementary schools for 20 years before retiring. She taught in schools in Hawaii, Japan and Traceyton, Wash. Besides residing in Gillespie, she also resided in Bremerton, Wash. and Winchester, Ky. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gillespie and the Order of the Eastern Star in Washington. She was a 1948 graduate of Gillespie High School. She was born in St. Louis County, a daughter of Emery H. and Areta H. Gould Martin. She married Joseph D. Carroll on October 22, 1948, in Kentucky. He died August 20, 1998. Surviving are her mother, Areta and a brother, Gene Martin, both of Urbana. Private services were held in Urbana. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2001 South Lindbergh boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131 Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Areta Martin, 1502 East Florida avenue, Apartment 334, Urbana, IL 61801.

Carter, Wayne F.

Services for Wayne F. Carter, of Coalton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Stiehl©Dawson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Davis officiating. Full military rites will be conducted. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Carter died at 2 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. He was 82 years old last January 2, and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a machinist before he retired, and a member of the Coalton Baptist Church. He was born in Macon, a son of Elmer and Amanda Henry Carter, and was married four times. Three of his former wives are deceased. Surviving is his fourth wife, the former Waneta Stephens. Also surviving are sons, Wayne A. Carter of Oregon, Dwight Carter, Monty Binker, Randy Elliot, all of California, Dennis and Steve Elliot of Florida; daughters, Patricia C. Robinson and Dorothy C. Gardner, both of California; brother, Clyde Carter of Sullivan; sisters, Fern C. Hill of Nokomis, Clemma C. Young of Jerseyville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Judy C. Goodsell and a son, David Carter; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Case, Charles D.

Charles D. Case, formerly of Litchfield, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. A resident of Decatur, he was 81 years old on March 23. He retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force and was a life member of the Reserve Officers Association. He worked for Taystee Baking Company for 37 years. He held memberships in several organizations including the Elks, the American LEgion, the Moose and the Eagles. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Charles D. and Jessie Turner Case. He married Mary Ann Gordon on July 20, 1939, in Clinton. She survives. Surviving also is a son, Richard W. Case of Decatur. Two sisters preceded him in death. Memorial service is planned at a later date with Brintlinger's Funeral Home in Decatur in charge.

Casebier, Ben

Ben Casebier, who has several relatives in the area, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 1998, in Parkview Memorial Hospital at Fort Wayne, Ind., after becoming ill while attending an antique car auction. He was 72 years old on January 9, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. His wife, the former Juanita Armentrout, is a native of Witt. The couple resided in rural Canton, Mo. where he farmed and was an avid collector of antique cars and John Deere tractors. He was born in Grayville, a son of Ben, Sr., and Essie Harris Casebier. He and his wife were married April 1, 1963, in Springfield. Surviving besides his wife are a brother, Sid Casebier of rural Canton and his children, Jeff and Charles Casebier and Nancy Berhorst, also of Canton. Juanita Armentrout is a sister of Lavonne Armentrout Clayton and Imogene Armentrout Durbin of Witt. Other relatives in the area residents are nieces and nephews. They include, Kenneth and Lester Clayton of Irving, Merle and Jim Clayton of Harvel, Gail Clayton Kessler, Kim Durbin and Roger Durbin of Witt, Roger Durbin of Witt and Janice Clayton Volentine of Litchfield.

Caudle, Jr., Claude

Services for Claude Caudle, Jr., of Farmersville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Hough Memorial Home there with the Rev. Jerry Divjak officiating. Burial will be in Macoupin Creek Cemetery at Farmersville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Farmersville - Waggoner Fire Department. Mr. Caudle died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 1999, in Litchfield Health Care Center. He was 69 years old on June 11. He was self-employed as a laborer. He was a member of the Farmersville Methodist Church, the Farmersville - Waggoner Fire Department and involved in many other community organizations. He was born in Carlinville, a son of Claude Ottis and Jenny Pratt Caudle. He married Pearl Irene Seaton of Atwater on June 13, 1948, in Carlinville. Twenty-five years later their marriage ended. He married Dorothy Allgood of Farmersville in 1975 and their marriage ended in 1987. Both survive. Surviving also are sons, Ottis Eugene Caudle, Sr., of Collinsville, Leroy Caudle, Sr. of Waggoner, Donald Caudle of Litchfield, Glenn Caudle of Licking, Mo.; daughters, Becky Starkey of Waggoner, Brenda Crays of Girard; step son, Danny Allgood of Farmersville; brother, Ernie Caudle of Carlinville; sisters, Ruby Jones and Virginia Proctor, both of Carlinville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Caulk, Lillian E.

Services for Lillian E. Caulk, mother of Carl E. Huber and sister of Bernice Towell, both of Sorento, were held Thursday morning in Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial was in Brown Cemetery. Mrs. Caulk, of Greenville, died at 12:10 p.m. Monday, May 31, 1999, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home there. She was 83 years old on May 18. She was employed for 21 years in the nursing profession before retiring in 1991. She received L.P.N. training at the Idaho State University V.O. Tech and worked at St. Anthony's Hospital and then at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. She was born in Old Ripley, a daughter of T. Harley and Martha B. Clanton Tipsword. She married Clyde M. Huber on July 14, 1935; they had two children and were later divorced. She married Raymond C. Caulk in 1955; he died in April 1993. Surviving besides the son and sister are a daughter, Elaine Branscome of Greenville; brothers, Julius Tipsword of Highland, Thomas Tipsword of rural Old Ripley; sisters, Lucinda Landolt of Breese, Shirley Tipsword of rural Old Ripley; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Harley Tipsword and sisters, Julie Ann in childhood, Mayme Traub and Charlene Frueh. 

Caulk, Rose K.

Funeral arrangements for Rose K. Caulk, of Schram City, are pending in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Mrs. Caulk, died at 6:38 a.m. today in Hillsboro Hospital. Services for Rose K. Caulk, of Schram City, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Kenneth Sandlin, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association, 923 West Jefferson street, Springfield, or to St. Paul's church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Caulk died at 6:38 a.m. Monday, October 5, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 80 years old last October 17. She spent most of her life in Schram City and worked as a clerk at Sherman's Department Store in Hillsboro, for approximately seven years and as a waitress at Canton Inn for approximately seven years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was born in Genld, a daughter of Lorenzo and Ritta Bachetti Reck. She married Lynn Caulk on January 31, 1948, in the Lutheran Church at Irving. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Roger Caulk of Oceanside, Calif.; daughters, Penny Hall and husband Mike of Rochester, Rose Ann Wyatt and husband David of Springfield; brothers, Geno Reck of Peoria, Virgil and William J. Reck, both of Schram City; a sister, Clara "Dolly" Clinard and husband Charles of Schram City; six grandchildren, Becky, Julie, Stacia and Aaron Thompson of Ocenside, Dereck Wyatt of Texas, Jason Hall of Chicago; and one great grandchild, Jeremy Thompson of Oceanside. A sister, Ida Reck, preceded her in death.

Cavallo, John P.

Private funeral services were held for John P. Cavallo, formerly of Litchfield, with Stabb Funeral Home, Springfield, in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Cavallo, of Chatham, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 85 years old on September 30. He was a tool and die maker employed by Sangamo Electric from 1951 to 1978. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Chalres and Minnie Cavallo. His wife, the former Jo Ann Cambruzzi, survives. Surviving also is a daughter, Angela, wife of Dick Best of Chatham.

Cawthon, Francis W.

Services for Francis W. "Frank" Cawthon, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Wallace, interim pastor of the Litchfield Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Cawthon, of Collinsville, died at 4:05 this morning, Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Collinsville Care Center. He was 81 years old on October 31. He was a resident of Litchfield for 50 years and moved to Collinsville in 1998. He was a foreman with the Brown Shoe Company here for 21 years and also worked at St. Francis Hospital in Enviornmental Services for 15 years. He retired from the hospital on March 26, 1988. He had also worked in sales for the Jewel Tea Company. He was a member of the Litchfield Assembly of God where he served as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and deacon. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. In his youth he was a pitcher for the Brown Shoe Company softball team. He was born in Hannibal, Mo., a son of Elmer and Mary Willey Cawthon. He married Dorothy Josephine Lanhum on April 12, 1941, in Pittsfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, David A. Cawthon and wife Diane of Sullivan, Philip L. Cawthon and wife Darlene of Collinsville; a brother, Edward Cawthon and wife Dorothy of Opelika, Ala.; grandchildren, David L. Cawthon and wife Ami of Bethany, Douglas Cawthon and wife Gretchen, Desiree Powell and husband Wayne, Drew Cawthon, all of Sullivan; and great grandaughters, Katie Cawthon, Emily and Allison Powell, all of Sullivan. Services for Francis W. "Frank" Cawthon, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Wallace, interim pastor of the Litchfield Assembly of God Church, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Rulene Kuchar, accompanied by organist Marylee Large, sang "Mansion over the Hilltop" and "When We See Christ." Pallbearers were Vern Everett, Wayne Law, Rex Owens, all of Litchfield, Richard Hall of Pittsfield, Jim Robison of Mt. Olive and Ronald Sample of Sorento. Wendell Hall of Pittsfield was the honorary pallbearer. Mr. Cawthon, 81 of Collinsville, died Thursday, March 11, in the Collinsville Care Center.

Cerar, Joseph P.

Funeral Masses for Joseph P. Cerar will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Agnes Church by the Rev. Father Patrick Wright. The cremains will be interred at 11 a.m. Friday in Carlinville City Cemetery and 1 p.m. Friday in Calvary Cemetery at Nokomis. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children or to Catholic Charities. Mr. Cerar, of Springfield, died at 8 p.m. Monday, November 2, 1998, in Sunshine Manor at Carlinville. He was 82 years old on January 28. He had resided in Springfield since 1955 after becoming a senior officer at Capital (Magna) Bank. In 1967, he joined the State Bank of Virden, retiring in 1980 as executive vice president and chairman of the board. He was also treasurer for the city of Carlinville for many years, Macoupin County chairman of the Young Democrats organization, past president of the Sangamon Menard and Montgomery Bankers Association. In addition, he was a member of the 25 Associates Club which was the founding group for the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind, organized the Lions Club and the Moose Club in Carlinville, past exalted ruler and past president of the BPOE 1412, past president of the Lions Club of Carlinville, past county chairman of the Red Cross Blood Bank, Salvation Army, Cosmopolitan Club, past treasurer of the Polio Fund, Golden Gloves Boxing Association. He was born in Roanoke, a son of Joseph and Isabelle Thubron Cerar. He married Anne D. Jaros in 1960. She died on March 17, 1987. Surviving are a brother, David Cerar and wife Magdalene. Others surviving include nieces and nephew, June Lowder of Sprngfield, Kathryn Fanning of Carlinville and Jon Cerar of Carlinville and their children.

Cerentano, James J.

Funeral Mass for James J. Cerentano, Jr., of Staunton, will be said at noon Friday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's Church. Mr. Cerentano died at 7:25 p.m. Monday, June 21, 1999, in the family home in Staunton. He was 68 years old on September 4, and a Navy veteran. He was a storeroom foreman at Olin Corporation in East Alton, having worked for the company for 45 years, and a member of St. Michael's Church and Staunton VFW Post 1241. He was born in Staunton, a son of James J. and Martha R. Haenel Cerentano. He married Patsy Spears on February 17, 1962, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Tony Cerentano of Staunton, Brian Cerentano of Marquette; a daughter, Cindy Cerentano of Staunton; sisters, Josephine Nimmo of Sun City Center, Fla., Mary Ann Kozak of Benld; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother, Anthony Cerentano.

Cesaretti, Peter L.

Services for Peter L. Cesaretti, of Nokomis, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Coalton Baptist Church with the Rev. Dallas White officiating. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Stiehl © Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Cesaretti died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 1999, in his home. He would have been 80 years old on January 9, and was a Navy veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific Theatre. He worked as a coal miner before he retired, and was a member of the Coalton Baptist Church and the Nokomis Sportsmans Club. He was born in Kincaid, a son of Carlo and Erma Burrchi Cesaretti. Surviving are his wife,. the former Helen Pearse; a daughter, Karen Forbes and husband Steve of Dalton City; a son, Pete L. Cesaretti of Nokomis; sister, Rose Langen and husband Gerald of Raymond; brother, Louis Cesaretti of Nokomis; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Chapman, Russell Eugene

Services for Russell Eugene Chapman, of Benld, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 4547, Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mr. Chapman died at 9:44 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in his home. He was 74 years old on April 16, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a machine operator at Olin Brass Mill in East Alton before he retired. He was born in Woodville in Greene County, a son of willis and Addie McClellan Chapman. He married Esther R. Sprowel on may 15, 1948. She died December 22, 1994. Surviving are sons, Ray Eugene and Russell D. Chapman, both of Benld, Jimmie R. Chapman of Brighton; step son, John Davis of Gillespie; brothers, John Chapman of Carrollton, Willis Chapman of Godfrey, Virgil Chapman of Kane; sisters, Della Shaw of Eldred, Ethel Jackson of Clinton, Ky.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are brothers, Orville, Vernon, William, Glen and Harvey Chapman and a sister, Rosie Flatt.

Chappelear, Troy Michael

Private family services for Troy Michael Chappelear, the infant son of Justin J. Chappelear of Hillsboro and Jill M. Chambers of Donnellson, will be held Thursday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Darryl Bolen, pastor of the First Christian Church of Greenville, officiating. Burial will be in Waveland Cemetery in rural Hillsboro. The baby was dead at birth on December 23, 1998, in Springfield. Surviving besides the parents are maternal grandparents, Greg Chambers and Kim Price, both of Donnellson; paternal grandparents, John Chappelear and Peggy Chappelear, both of Hillsboro; great grandparents, Bob and Virginia Klump, Rex and Verda Chappelear, all of Hillsboro, Phyllis Chambers of Varna, Norvil and Carol Herrin of Chillacothe; great great grandparents, Ila Becker of Litchfield; Juanita Klump of Hillsboro. Preceding him in death are his great grandfather, George Chambers and an uncle, Jeremy Chappelear.

Charles, Clement R.

Services for Clement Ralph "Clem" Charles, of Girard, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Clavert & Ferry Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Girard Rescue Squad. Mr. Charles died at 10:0a4 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 66 years old on March 1, and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. A contractor, he owned and operated C&F Home Improvement in Springfield for 42 years. He was also a member and past president of the Springfield Home Builders Association. He was born in Auburn, a son of Mario "Tye" and Clementine Charles Tomazzoli. He married Theresa A. "Terri" Lycans on June 26, 1982, in Riverton. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Kristopher R. Charles of Witt; daughters, Kissindra M. Moore and husband Bill of Virden, Beverly J. Charles of Springfield, Dolly M. Gresham and husband Gary of Auburn; brothers, Paul Charles and wife Connie of Murray, Idaho, Ben Charles and wife Jean of Lake Station, Ind., Paul Tomazzoli and wife Barb of Hillsboro, Butch Miller and wife Karen of Springfield, David Miller and wife Deb of Ashland, Richard Tomazzoli and wife Linda of Hillsboro; a sister, Mary C. Tomazzoli of Hillsboro; grandsons, Brock Moore of Virden, Sean Charles of Springfield; Gary Gresham with the U.S. Marine Corps. Preceding him in death were sisters, Josephine Charles, Dolly Dixon, Mary Lorion and brothers, Jules, Leon and Oscar Charles. 

Charles, Leon

Services for Leon Charles, of Nokomis, were held at 9:30 this morning in St. Louis Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father Pat Jakel officiated. Burial was in Virden Cemetery. Mr. Charles died at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 1998, in Elmwood Nursing Center, Maryville. He was 89 years old on July 28. He was a coal miner, member of the United Mine Workers of American, St. Louis Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was born in Auburn, a son of August and Mary Seznzy Charles. He first married Valia Lorenzi on September 2, 1933. She died October 1, 1973. He then married Mary Milner on October 12, 1974. She survives. Surviving also are sons, James Charles and wife Carolyn of Moline, Joseph Charles and wife Pat of Virden; a daughter Loretta Cassidy and husband Bill of Nokomis; brothers, Paul Charles of Utah, Ben Charles of Indiana and Clement Charles of Auburn; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were seven brothers and sisters, Mary Lorian, Josephine Charles, August Charles, Oscar Charles, Jule Charles, Clementine Miller and Dolly Dixon; and one grandchild.

Charles, Victor Howell

Victor Howell Charles, of Coffeen, died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, August 21, 1998 in his home. He was 78 years old. Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen, was in charge of local arrangements. Funeral services were to be held in Corydon, Ind.

Chase, Dr. Charles Amos

Graveside service for Dr. Charles Amos Chase, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Ferguson, of Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, officiating. Family and friends will gather at 9:45 a.m. at Bass Funeral Home to proceed to the cemetery. No visitation is planned. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hillsboro Hospital. Dr. Chase died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, July 17, 1998, in St. Mary's Hospital, Centralia. He was 96 years old on September 23. He practiced osteopathic medicine in Hillsboro from 1927 until he retired in 1980. He was a member, trustee, deacon and elder in the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, past member of the Hillsboro board of education, the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club, and a life long member of the American Osteopathic Association. A son of Charles Amos and Emma Ferguson Chase, he was born in Kingston, New Hampshire, four months after his father's death. At the age of one year, his mother brought him to the Midwest where her family was living. He was reared in the Walshville and Hillsboro communities and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1920. He graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathy in May 1927. On July 9, that year, he and his high school classmate, Jo Frances Tiffin, were married. She died September 26, 1975. Surviving are a son, Charles A. Chase and wife Katie of Kerville, Texas; daughter, Jo Lucile Gibson and husband Richard of Centralia; five grandchildren, Charles Amos Chase, Rebecca Susan Chase Lohr, Steven Eric Chase, Amy Jo Gibson Beach and Richard Alan Gibson; and three great grandchildren, Samantha Chase Lohr, John Robert Lohr, Jr., and Leslie Marie Chase.

Chausse, Gerald

Funeral Mass for Gerald Chausse, of rural Nokomis, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis, by the Rev. Fathers Pat Jakel and John Burnett. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Stiehl©Dawson Funeral Home. Prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Chausse, 58 years old last October 4, died Wednesday morning, July 8, 1998, in an accident while unloading grain at the Route 16 grain elevator in Nokomis. He was declared dead at 8:59 a.m. in Hillsboro Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. He coached the St. Louis Catholic School basketball team for 10 years and the Nokomis Little League for eight years. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Donald and Mildred Boehler Chausse. He married Diana Downs on November 28, 1964. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael Chausse and wife Kris of Aledo, Brian Chausse and wife Lora of Nokomis, Scott Chausse and wife Tina of Arenzville; mother, Mildred Chausse of Nokomis; sisters, Jeanene Dahler and husband Marion of Nokomis, Jeanette Trost and husband Loren of Hillsboro, Sister Ruth Chausse, S.S.N.D., of Salem, Mary Schafer and husband Ed of Springfield, Patricia Garrett and husband Bill of Owaneco; a brother, Donald Chausse of Waterloo; and three grandchildren. His father, Donald, preceded him in death.

Cheesman, Myrtle E.

Services for Myrtle E. Kumpel Cheesman, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Agnes Catholic Church with the Rev. Father David Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Mrs. Cheesman died at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. She was 92 years old on February 9. She resided in Hillsboro for 45 years before moving to California in 1970. She returned to Alton to be near family. She was a member of St. Agnes Church. She was born in Tennessee, a daughter of Marshall and Cornie Lawson. Her first husband, Alfred Kumpel, whom she wed in 1926 in Hillsboro, died February 4, 1964. In 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, she married Harold Cheesman. He died in 1987. Surviving are son, Wallace Kumpel of Alton, Alfred William Kumpel Jr. and wife Donna of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Jo Ann Perkins and husband Neal of Modesto, Calif.; sister Nancy Emvrey of Alton; brother, Arthur Lawson of Donnellson; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Curley and Ernie Lawson; sisters, Ethel Barnett, Alice Richardson, Patricia Negosahian and Daisey; and one grandchild.

Chesley, Elsie M.

Services for Elsie M. Chesley, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 10 this morning in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Revisky of the Christian Church of Litchfield officiated. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Salvation Army. Mrs. Chesley died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 93 years old on May 20. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of William and Margaret Hollingworth Ellsworth. Her first husband, Henry E. Stevens, died in 1962. Her second husband, Edward Jarman, preceded here in death in 1973. She married Leo Chesley on October 9, 1976, in Butler and he died August 10, 1998. Surviving are sons, Edwin Stevens and wife Onnalee of Avon; sisters, Parl Kampton of Granite City, Ethel Grammer of Litchfield; four grandchildren and one great grandson. Preceding her in death were brothers, Charles and William Ellsworth; a sister, Ardella Kellams; and a great grandson, Paul Stevens. Services for Elsie M. Chesley, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Revisky officiated with Irene Graden as organist. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mrs. Chesley, 93, died Saturday, August 14, in Staunton Memorial Hospital.

Chesley, Leo C.

Funeral arrangements for Leo C. Chesley, of Mt. Olive and formerly of Litchfield, are pending at Meinschein Funeral Home, Litchfield. Mr. Chesley, 83, died at 5:07 a.m. this morning, Monday, August 10, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Granite City. Services for Leo C. Chesley, of Mt. Olive and formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Steve Revisky, of the Christian Church of Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Salvation Army. Mr. Chesley died at 5:07 a.m. Monday, August 10, 1998, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Granite City. He was 83 years old on February 3 and was an Army veteran of World War II. He worked as kitchen help at Scott Air Force Base for 25 years. He was a member of the American Legion at Mascoutah and enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and traveling. He was born in Joplin, Mo., a son of Frank and Samantha Ramsey Chesley. His first wife, Emma Chesley, died December 11, 1970. He married Elsie Jarman on October 9, 1976, in Butler. She survives in Staunton. Surviving also is a step son, Edwin Stevens of Avon. Preceding him in death were two half brothers and a half sister. Services for Leo Craig Chesley, of Mt. Olive and formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Revisky officiating. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Musical selections played during the service were "Amazing Grace" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Irene Graden was the organist. Mr. Chesley, 83, died Monday, August 10, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Granite City.

Chesser, Jewel E.

Services for Jewel Estelle Chesser, of Hillsboro, were held at 10 this morning in Bass Funeral Home there. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Chesser died at 6 p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 81 years old on July 13. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Hillsboro, the Senior Citizens Club and a volunteer with the Senior Citizens. She also volunteered at the Veterans Administration Jefferson Barracks Hospital for many years. She was born in Anna, a daughter of Alfred M. and Ethel Settlemoir Young. She married Carl W. Chesser on March 26, 1934, in Greenville. He survives. Surviving also are a sons, Carl E."Gene" Chesser and wife Jessie of Hillsboro, William A. Chesser and wife Barbara of Springfield; 11 grandchildren, Betty Earp of Ft. Smith, Ark., Becky Quigley, Cecilia Storbeck, Carla Issert of Wilmington, Donna Chesser of Hillsboro, Michael Chesser, Judy Chesser, Joan Eddy of Rocklin, Calif., Laura Goelling of Percy, Paula Chesser of Ava, Jenny Goldstein of Springfield; and 14 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Naomi Young and one in infancy; a granddaughter, Diana Chesser and six great grandchildren.

Childers, Irene K.

Irene K. Childers, formerly of Coffeen, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville. She was 98 years old on July 17. Mrs. Childers resided in Lewistown where she was a correspondent and columnist for the Fulton Democrat for many years. She played the piano and had a band, Irene and Her Sugar Plums. She was born in Coffeen, a daughter of William F. and Ida Edwards Blackwood. Her first husband, Clifford Moorhouse, preceded her in death. She later married Rollie Childers, who also preceded her in death. One brother and four sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are two nephews. Services were held Thursday in the Lewistown Methodist Church. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Childs, Ethel F.

Ethel F. Childs, formerly of Witt, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, in her home in San Antonio. She was 79 years old on May 11. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Wilson and Francis Young Ward. Surviving are a son, Stephen W. Childs of Schertz, Texas; a brother, George A. Ward of Springfield; and eight grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Joan Weir and sons, Donald F. and Dennis H.Childs.

Childs, Joe T.

Graveside service for Joe Thomas Childs, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Woodside Cemetery in rural Fillmore with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1306, Taylor Springs. Friends may gather at Bass Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro. They suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Hillsboro Hospital or the Hillsboro Library. Mr. Childs died at 12:55 a.m. Friday, December 24, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 77 years old on September 26, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked in the Civil Conservation Corps in Eugene, Oregon, from 1938 to 1942, then entered the Army. He served with the Engineer Corps from September 1943 to November 1945, mostly in the European Theater, and was awarded several medals and bars. A sheet metal worker after the war, he started his career in Jackson, Miss., then joined Brown and Kerr Roofing and Sheet Metal in Chicago, where he worked for 33 years. He lived in Zion and Lake Villa, Ill., before retiring in 1986 and moving to Viola, Wis. He moved to Hillsboro in 1998. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge and Sheet Metal Local 73 of Chicago for more than 45 years. He was born in Louisville, Miss., a son of Everett and Eva Mae Taylor Childs. He married Sarah Frances Gilmore on October 3, 1942, in Jackson, Miss. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Tom Childs and wife Debbie of Martinsville, Ind.; daughters, Geri Henderson of Winthrop Harbor, Martha McGuffin and husband Joe of Conyers, Ga., Barbara Hewitt and husband Larry of Hillsboro; a brother, Bill Childs of Ellenboro, North Carolina; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Walter and J.W. Childs.

Chipkar, Michael

Services for Michael Chipkar, of Benld, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be held at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center. Mr. Chipkar died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 70 years old on April 14, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a machine operator at Owens - Illinois Glass Company in Alton before he retired. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 214 A.F.&A.M. and the Order of the Eastern Star in Gillespie, Croatian Lodge 217 in Benld, VFW Post 4547 in Gillespie and the American Legion Post in Carlinville. He was born in Eagarville, a son of Michael Chipkar and Pauline Lesko Chipkar Fontilla. His wife, the former Selma Jean Katzmarck, died July 31, 1990. Surviving are a brother, Joseph Chipkar of Florida and a step son, Robert Duffy of Hurst, Texas.

Chiti, Ativo

Ativo Chiti, father of Robert A. Chiti of Staunton, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Virden Nursing Center. He was 89 years old on May 5. Mr. Chiti was a life-long resident of Auburn and worked for Sangamo Electric for 31 years before he retired. He was born in Virden, a son of Angelo and Josephine Baldi Chiti. He married Irma Tinor in 1931 in Virden. She survives. Surviving also are another son, Fred Chiti of Killeen, Texas; sister, Ada Mayer of Vermont; brother, Ralph Chiti of Jackson, Miss.; and seven grandchildren. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn, where services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery.

Choate, Elizabeth A.

Funeral arrangements for Elizabeth A. Choate, 86 of Litchfield, are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mrs. Choate died at 10:14 this morning in St. Francis Hospital. Funeral Mass for Elizabeth A. "Betty" Choate, of Litchfield, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. Burial will be Monday in the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, St. Louis. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund. Mrs. Choate died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 86 years old on December 17. She worked as a cook at Care Inn Convalescent Center, now known as Litchfield HealthCare Center. She had also worked as a waitress and for the SS. Kresge Dime Store, The Mayfair Hotel and The Lennox Hotel, all in St. Louis. She was a member of the Litchfield Senior Citizens, Women of the Moose Chapter 581 and the VFW 3912 Auxiliary. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of Nicholas and Suzanna Stuprick Lehmann. She was first married to Richard L. Choate. After their divorce, she married Led Ziegler. Surviving are sisters, Catherine Reiser and Margaret Kautzner and husband Walter, all of St. Louis. Preceding her in death were a brother, Nicholas Lehmann Jr. and sister, Ann Voner Haar. Funeral Mass for Elizabeth A. Choate, of Litchfield, was said at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Catholic Church. The Rev. Father David Schmidt was the officiant. Reader was Madelon Sophir. Mary Thunhorst and John Wand were Ministers of the Eucharist. Organist was Kathy Skinner and Polly Wand was the cantor. Musical selections for the Mass were "Be Not Afraid," "Eye Has Not Seen" and "Song of Farewell." Committal service was held this morning at 9:30 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis. Rev. Father Voelker of St. George Church officiated. Pallbearers were Walter C. Kautzner, Kenneth McGuffey, Matthew McGuffey, Quentin McGuffey, Hal Reiser and Peter Rybar. Following the funeral service a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Choate, 86, died Wednesday, October 27, in St. Francis Hospital.

Christian, Rose E.

Rose Evelyne Christian, mother of Daniel R. Christian of Sorento, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, in Columbia, Mo. She was 60 years old on June 20. She resided in Steedman, Mo. She was born in Otterville, Mo., a daughter of Harold and Reta Homan Cordry. She married Harrison Christian on February 21, 1953, in Gasconade, Mo. He survives. Surviving, besides her husband and son, are daughters, Debra Ferguson of Greenville, Kathryn E. Floyd of Highland; brother, Arthur Cordry and Gerald Crodry, both of Clarksville, Ark., Lester Cordry of Mountain Air, N.M. and John Kuebler of Montgomery City, Mo., David Kuebler of Gravette, Ark. Services were held in Big Srpings, Mo., with burial in Liberty Cemetery at Big Springs.

Christopher, Matthew L.

Matthew Lee Christopher, brother of Carolyn Simer of Hillsboro, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, in Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana. He was 27 years old on May 30. A resident of San Jose, he was a service technician for his father's sales and service business. He was born in Pekin, a son of Roger and Carol Willis Christopher. Surviving also are daughter, Courtney Christopher of San Jose; his parents, a brother, three other sisters and his grandfather, all of San Jose.

Christy, Opal

Services for Opal Christy, of Schram City, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Dallas White of Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Jolly Grandmothers Club, Hillsboro Hospital Extended Care or the Heartland Home Health Care. Mrs. Christy died at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 88 years old on February 27. She lived most of her life in Hillsboro and worked at the Hillsboro Glass factory until she retired in 1966. She was a member of the Hillsboro High School Sports Boosters and the Jolly Grandmothers Club. She was born in Coffeen, a daughter of Jess and Mahala Carlock Matthews. She married Kessler Christy on April 27, 1929, in Hillsboro. He died August 9, 1937. Surviving are a son, Clarence Christy and wife Thelma of Decatur; daughters, Juanita Plunkett and husband Don of Coffeen, Viola Pier and husband Charles of Schram City; sisters, Lena L. Hudson of Hillsboro, Vona Hagood of Pana; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were brothers, Harry, Dewey, Harold, Jody and Oral Matthews and a sister, Verna Matthews in infancy.

Chulick, Walter J.

Services for Walter J. Chulick, former administrator of schools in Benld and Gillespie, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Holy Dormition Church there with the Very Rev. Paul Waters officiating. Burial will be in Holy Dormition Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Panikhida service will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Holy Dormition Church of Benld. Mr. Chulick died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years old on April 5, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a school administrator for 41 years. He was a 1930 graduate of Benld High School, attended Blackburn College for two years. He started his teaching career in the Benld Grade School District in 1932. Later, he obtain a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Illinois. He also spent three terms in the Army. He taught grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 at Benld. In 1961, when the Benld and Gillespie districts merged, he was named principal of the Benld schools. In 1969, he was named curriculum coordinator and assistant superintendent in the combined Benld - Gillespie school district, Community Unit School District 7. He served in the post until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of the Benld Owls and VFW Post 4547 of GChulick, Walter J.illespie. He was born in Benld, a son of Wasyl and Christina Chulick. He married Josephine Dominetto on June 20, 1935, in Benld. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Dr. Anthony Chulick and wife Micki of DeKalb; sister, Ann Muich of Benld; granddaughters, Caroline Chulick of Dallas, Texas, Cassandra Chulick of DeKalb. Preceding him in death wre a daughter, Geraldine Chulick; brother, John Chulick; and sisters, Eva Halechko, Mary Luce and Helen Rossetto.

Chumley, Dona G.

No services for Dona G. Chumley, of Williamson, are scheduled. Her remains were donated to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield. Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Chumley died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 82 years old on June 17. She was a tavern owner before she retired. She was born in Greenville, a daughter of George and Treacy Compton Edwards. Married three times, to George Beuchaud, Louis Cresto and Jim Chumley, all of her husbands preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Cresto of Williamson; eight grandchidlren, 19 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Donald Breuchaud; daughter, Virginia Ruth Ripperda; and a great grandchild. 

Chumley, Herman

Services for Herman Chumley, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Toberman Funeral Home there with the Rev. Luther White officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Coffeen with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Chumley died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 86 years old on February 28, and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a farmer in the Montgomery County area for all of his life with the exception of his military service. He entered the Army Air Force on September 19, 1942, at Scott Field near Belleville and was discharged on January 4, 1946, in Greensboro, N.C. He was a member of the American Legion of Irving. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Hugh and Roxie Spears Chumley, and he never married. Surviving are a brother, Newell Chumley of Coffeen; sisters, Helen Huber of East Alton, Laura Belle White of Coffeen. Preceding him in death were brothers, James, Harold, Lewey, Kenneth, Paul, Robert and two brothers in infancy; and sisters, Esther Harrison, Pernina Chumley, Martha Cragg, Ida Smith and Virginia Wiegman.

Chumley, Jim R.

Services for Jim R. Chumley, of Coffeen, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Toberman Funeral Home there with the Rev. Conrad Stone officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery at Sorento. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Chumley died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 63 years old on December 14. He worked in the construction industry. After high school he was employed by Granite City Steel for several years. He then went to work for Litchfield Bituminous rising to supervisor and spending 32 years there. He also spent five years working for Sankey Construction of Springfield. He was born in Montgomery County, a son of Floyd L. and Evelyn Mae Thacker Chumley. His first marriage, to Carolyn Hawthorn, ended in divorce. On March 9, 1968, in Clarksville, Tenn., he married Judith Cruthis Ridens. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Michael K. Ridens of Hillsboro, Sam R. Chumley of Collinsville, John D. Chumley of Irving; daughters, Sue Snow of Coffeen, Linda Ridens Liebschur of Hillsboro, Kathy Ridens of Coffeen, Judy Lynn Chumley of Hillsboro, Sara Chumley Shipley and husband Jeremy of Witt; a brother, Jack Chumley and wife Margaret of Coffeen; and 16 grandchildren. 

Churan, Deborah R.

Memorial service for Deborah R. Churan, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro with the Rev. Bill Baughman officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Bass Funeral Home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the research of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Churan died at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 47 years old on October 16. She was a teacher and had worked in several local schools. She worked also as a teacher with Mid-State Special Education in Litchfield. She was a 1973 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, with a bachelor degree in Education. A life-long resident of Hillsboro, she was a member of the First Baptist Church there and was active in and contributed to numerous local charities. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of John D. and Ruth F. Jordan Hanke. She married John A. Churan on June 17, 1972, in butler. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Tana Churan of West Yellowstone, Montana, Tienne Churan, a student at the University of New Mexico at Albany; father, John Hanke of Butler; mother, Ruth Hanke of Hillsboro; brothers, John, Don, Dan and Chris; and sisters, Lucretia, Rebecca and Jenny.

Cipriano, Lincoln D.

Services for Lincoln D. Cipriano, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Cipriano died Friday, May 28, 1999, in him home at Olympia Fields. He was 83 years old on February 12. He was an engineer. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of Louis and Kathryn Cipriano. His wife, the former Mary Chappas, died July 5, 1989. Surviving are a son, John J. Cipriano; a daughter, Mary Lynn Gimino and husband Thomas; and a grandchild, Nicholas. A brother, John Cipriano, preceded him in death.

Claridge, Florence D.

Florence D. Claridge, sister of Hazel Warf of Hillsboro, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in St. Louis. She was 83 years old on September 6. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Garrett. Her husband, Newt Claridge, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Vicke Harrison; another sister, Bernice Garrett of St. Louis; and four grandchildren. Among other survivors is a nephew, Norman Halpin of Gillespie. Preceding her in death were brothers, Mike and George Garrett and one in infancy. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis.

Clark, Bessie E.

Services for Bessie E. Clark, of Gillespie, were held at 11 this morning in Kravanya Funeral Home. Dwight Voyles officiated. Burial was Gillespie City Cemetery. Mrs. Clark died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 93 years old on June 5. She was a sewer with Welch Baby Carriage company before she retired. She was born in Gainesville, Georgia, a daughter of Roy and Nola Christopher Garret. Her husband, George Clark, died June 20, 1985. Surviving are sons, Herbert Wilson of Auburn, John Wilson of Gillespie; daughter, Shirley Yeager of Arnold, Mo.; step daughter, Shirley Teague of Van Buren, Mo.; 22 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, James Wilson; step son, Bobby Clark; and sisters, Willa Mae and Eva. 

Clark, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Clark, formerly of Gillespie, died Saturday, February 13, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 78 years old on November 19. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Delbert and Augusta Maria Reese Glover. She married James B. Clark in East St. Louis in 1947 and he died in 1985. Surviving are sons, Norman B. Bertrand and James B. Clark Jr., both of Springfield; a daughter, Barbara M. Curtis of Springfield; a sister, Caroline DePriest of Collinsville; brothers, Bill Sandner of Collinsville, Fred Sandner of New Berlin, Norman Sandner of Athens; and seven grandchildren. No services were held. The remains were cremated with Vancil Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

Clark, John R.

Funeral Mass for John R. Clark, of Nokomis, will be said at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Louis Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Pat Jakel. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home. Prayer service will be held at 5:45 p.m. Mr. Clark died at 7:15 this morning, Wednesday, February 10, 1999, in his home. He was 72 years old on October 14, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired farmer and trucker, a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He was born in Whitesville, Ky., a son of Joseph Herman and Mary Edna Howard Clark. He married Ovida Beloit on November 26, 1955. She died May 27, 1998. Surviving are daughters, Dorothy Schwartzkoph and husband Bruce of Hillsboro, Jacqueline McDaniel and husband Bruce of Jacksonville; his mother, Mary Clark of Nokomis; brothers, Floyd Clark of Ohlman, Joe Clark of Coalton, Robert and Bernard "Chub" Clark of Nokomis; a sister, Erma Janssen of Atwater; and three grandchildren, Tiffany Clark, Jason McDaniel and Erin Schwartzkoph. 

Clark, Lewis G.

Services for Lewis G. Clark, of Taylor Springs, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with elders Eugene Janes of Mattoon and James Ridings, pastor of Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Petersburg, officiating. Military rites will be conducted at graveside in Grove City Cemetery in rural Mt. Auburn. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Illinois Valley Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Clark died at 5:30 this morning, Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in Hillsboro Healthcare Center. He was 79 years old on October 1, and an Army veteran of World War II. He received a Purple Heart while in the service. He worked as a mechanic and farmer, and was known as the neighborhood mechanic in Taylor Springs where he resided for the past 32 years. Before moving to Taylor Springs, he lived in Sorento, Litchfield, Edinburg, Fayette City, Shobenier, Donnellson and Mechanicsburg in Illinois and in Missouri for two years. He was a member of Indian Creek Primitive Bapist Church of Petersburg. He was born in Sorento, a son of Cecil Clayburn Clark and Eva Mabel Weaver Clark Helm. He married Mary Elizabeth Kohl on April 2, 1943, in Edinburg. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Janice Eileen Clark and husband Russell of Jerseyville, Mary Lou Swanson and husband John of Galena, Mo., Joyce Anita Clark of Carrollton; brother, Robert Clark of California; grandchildren, Danielle Kanallakan of Brighton, Damien E. Clark of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were a brother, Emery Clark and sisters, one in infancy and Betty Jane Shirley who died this past March 25. 

Clark, Lucille

Lucille Clark, sister of Rex Gilley of Litchfield, died Sunday, January 10, 1999, in a nursing home in Clearwater, Fla. She was 94 years old in December. She owned and operated a beauty shop for many years in Litchfield and Hillsboro. Surviving besides her brother are a son, Robert Clark in Florida and grandchildren. Other survivors include nieces and a nephew, Jody Brubaker and Nancy Funk in Litchfield, Linda Parkinson and Kent Scheffer in Pana. No services are planned. The remains were cremated.

Clark, Patricia L.

Services for Patricia L. Clark, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Ms. Clark, of Staunton, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 61 years old on October 28. She was a driver for a transportation service before she retired. She was born in Gillespie Township, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Hutton Clark. Surviving are a son, William Carl Clark of Hettick; a daughter, Lori Lumpkins of Staunton; brothers, Richard Clark of Gillespie, Larry Clark of Silver Springs, Md.; and three grandsons.


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