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Clark, Zelah F.

Graveside service for Zelah F. Clark, of Staunton, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's Cemetery, Collinsville, with the Rev. Ernest Atwood officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Staunton Ambulance Service or the American Kidney Foundation. Mrs. Clark died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, December 24, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 83 years old on May 27. She worked for Hiken Brothers Furniture and for the Wells Harrison Good Year Tire in Collinsville before retiring in the early 1980s. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Collinsville, Collinsville VFW Auxiliary and the Collinsville American Legion Post 365 Auxiliary where she was past president and cashier for the Friday night fish fry for 40 years. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Dick Grady Whitaker and Viola Day Whitaker Sprott. She married Guy K. Clark on April 25, 1937, in Hillsboro. He died September 13, 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Atwood and husband Michael of Staunton; a sister, Myrtle Tiffany of Maxwell, Iowa; grandchildren, Michelle Kreger and husband Lance of Livingston, Kyle and Tyler Atwood of Staunton; three great grandchildren, Brittani, Dakota and Kane Kreger of Livingston. Preceding her in death besides her parents were her step father, John Sprott and a brother, Frank Whitaker.

Clayton, Orville Alfred

Orville Clayton Services for Orville Alfred Clayton, formerly of the Donnellson and Hillsboro areas, were held this morning in the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial was in Highland City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Clayton, of Wood River, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in Rosewood Care Center, Edwardsville. He was 74 years old on January 13. A farmer until he retired in 1978, he farmed in the Highland, Donnellson and Hillsboro areas. He had been very active as a square dance caller since 1961, and was designated the number one caller in the St. Louis area. He also enjoyed fishing, bead craft and woodworking. He was born in Highland, a son of Walter M. and Clara C. Weiss Clayton. He married Gladys L. Gilomen on March 8, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Larry G. Clayton of Inola, Okla.; a sister, Dorothy Bargetzi of Trenton; two grandsons and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother, Wesley Clayton who died in infancy.The following are additional nieces and nephews that were omitted Olin Clayton of Raymond, Anita (Clayton) Wahlsmith of Oconee and Yvonne (Clayton) Hicks.

Coatney, Pauline J.

Graveside services for Pauline Joyce Coatney, of Dorchester, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Bunker Hill City Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Landers Funeral Home in Bunker Hill is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church in Dorchester, of which she was a member. Mrs. Coatney died at 9:37 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 71 years old on May 13. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Charles and Myrna Cleeton Palmer. She married Richard Kenneth Coatney on May 7, 1949; he died August 1, 1998. Surviving are a daughter, Myrna St. Clair and husband Randy of Hidalgo; brothers, Richard Palmer of Virden, Sam Palmer of Gillespie; sisters, Dorothy Hubbard of California, Arline Hopper, Bea Thomas and Eva Palmer, all of Gillespie, Lorraine Blevins of Springfield, Lena Hampton of Thayer; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Albert and a sister, Gloria.

Coatney, Richard

Services for Richard (Dick) Coatney, of Dorchester, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. John's Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Friends may call on Saturday in the church from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or St. John's Church. Landers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Coatney died at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 1998, in Sunrise Manor at Carlinville. He would have been 69 years old on August 5. He was a truck driver for Yellow Freight before he retired in 1985. An Army veteran, he was a member of the Mt. Olive VFW. He was also a member of the Elks. He was born in Alton, a son of Kenneth and Hulda Knoche Coatney. He married Pauline Palmer on May 7, 1949, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Myrna St. Clair and husband Randy of Hidalgo; sister, Kathleen Dubbelde of Bethalto; brothers, Maurice Coatney of Godfrey, Norman Coatney of Mt. Carroll; five grandchildren, Tammy Gross and husband Wayne, Ginger Stoll and husband Craig, Ronne St. Clair and wife Angie, Tim St. Clair and wife Donita, Randy St. Calir and wife Kathie; and nine great grandchildren.

Coatney, Ruth L.

Services for Ruth L. Coatney, daughter of Alma Schmidt of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Zion Lutheran Church, Carlinville, with the Rev. H. Christopher Sheets officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Carlinville. Mrs. Coatney died Sunday, December 6, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 60 years old on August 9. She was a secretary at Farm Credit Services for more than 15 years. An active member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Carlinville, she was the church organist for more than 30 years, director of the church choir and a member of the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Carlinville Community Choir. She was born in Worden, a daughter of George and Alma Sievers Schmidt. She married Raymond L. "Beaver" Coatney in 1961 in Hamel. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Cindy Stayton and husband Brad of Carlinville; sons, Phil Coatney and wife Lynanne, Steve Coatney and wife Kristin, all of Chicago; sisters, Carol Prange of Bridgeton, Mo., Doris Schmidt of St. Louis; brothers, Norman Schmidt of Carlinville and Eldon Schmidt of Worden; and five grandchildren. Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements.

Codemo, Irene R.

Services for Irene R. Codemo, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held Tuesday morning in Bass Funeral Home there. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Francis Hospice of Peoria or the Forest City Community Church. Mrs. Codemo died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999, in her home in Topeka. She was 88 years old on June 8. She was retired from the Hillsboro Glass Factory. She was very active as a member of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro. She was also a member of the Grandmother's Club and the VFW Auxiliary. She was born in Edwardsville, a daughter of Walter and Anna Evanik Dees. She married Mario "Schutts" Codemo on November 9, 1927, in Witt. He died December 2, 1987. Surviving are a son, Jim Codemo and wife Faye Ann of Godfrey; daughter, Diane Henry and husband Roy of Topeka; brothers, Roy Dees of Litchfield, Arthur Dees of Daytona, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Walter Codemo in 1979 and two brothers. Services for Irene R. Codemo, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Baughman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Codemo, 88, died Thursday, October 21, in her home in Topeka. Her obituary was in Friday's paper.

Cohan, David J.

David J. Cohan, brother of James Cohan of Nokomis, died May 23, 1998, in Pana Hospital. He was 56 years old on January 26. He worked in the railroad switchyard and in construction in the Pana area. Son of Edward and Edna May Powers Cohan, he was born in Pana and spent most of his life there. Surviving besides the brother are four sons, two daughters, three other brothers and four sisters, none from the local area. Services were held in Pana with burial in Linwood Cemetery.

Colclashure, Rhedora J.

Rhedora Jessie Grieme Colclashure, formerly of Fillmore, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in Taylorville at the home of her son. She was 84 years old on December 27. She was a seamstress and member of the International Garment Workers Union for 24 years. She was born in Fillmore, a daughter of Samuel L. and Elizabeth Spears Wayne. She married Paul L. Grieme on July 24, 1934 in Buckhart; he died in 1981. She married Lewis J. Colclasure on January 11, 1988 in Dallas, Oregon; he died in 1998. Surviving are a son, Lee Grieme and wife Rhonda of Taylorville; sister, Victoria Pugh of Irving; brother, Samuel Wayne of Fillmore; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today in Allen-Sutton Funeral Home, Fillmore. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Buckhart. 

Cole, Beryl

Beryl Cole, brother of Gladys Merkle and Doris Probst of Nokomis, died Friday, August 7, 1998, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A resident of Paxton, he was 77 years old on March 12. He was employed in the chemistry department at the University of Illinois when he retired in 1985. An Air Force veteran, he retired as a Sm/Sgt. in 1964. He was born in Bingham, a son of Homer and Dora F. Matthews Cole. He married Eleanor L. Fairley on March 18, 1951, in Ramsey. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Steven Cole of Champaign, Stanley Cole of Rantoul; another sister, Elaine Grigg of Charleston; and three grandchildren. Two sisters, three brothers and one grandson preceded him in death. Services were held in Paxton with burial in Glen Cemetery there.

Cole, Lawrence

Services for Lawrence Cole, of Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in J.J. Moran and Sons Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Moweaqua. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Cole died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, May 23, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 85 years old on February 22. He was employed by the Decatur Park District before he retired. He earlier worked as a truck driver for Atlas Waste Paper Company. He was born in Ramsey, a son of Jesse and Sara Rhodes Cole. He married Gertrude Lucille Nicols on March 23, 1935. She died March 12, 1982. Surviving are sons, Lawrence Cole and wife Rose of Hendersonville, Tenn., Jesse Cole and wife Jackie of Coalton, Richard Cole and wife Dawn of Hillsboro; daughters, Mildred Roady and husband Darrell of Fort Worth, Texas, Mary Hartline and husband Vernon of Witt, Rose Yount and husband Glenn of Decatur, Frances Mayberry and husband Jim of Mt. Zion; brothers, Lyle Cole of Hillsboro, Sonny Cole of Decatur; sisters, Bertha Pinkston of Florida, June Lehman of Hillsboro, Ella Pratt, Geneva Roady and Dorothy Fogelman of Decatur; 26 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchidlren. Preceding him in death were a sister, three brothers, two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Coleman, Dorothy

Funeral Mass for Dorothy Coleman, of Panama, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Carl Schmdit. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Panama. Prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Coleman died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center. She was 92 years old on August 1. She spent most of her life in Panama and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Panama Senior Citizens, life member of Panama VFW Auxiliary and member of Hillsboro Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Virden, a daughter of James and Margaret Fischer Bliss. She married Raymond L. Coleman on January 31, 1926, in Coffeen. He died May 6, 1986. Surviving is a son, Robert D. Coleman and wife Darla of Panama; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Alvera Coleman.

Coleman, Mary

Services for Mary Coleman, who has step children in this area, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen street, Springfield. The Rev. Marvin Flowers will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the National Diabetes Association. Mrs. Coleman, of Springfield, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999, in St. John's Hospice. She was 61 years old on September 19. She was born in Winchester, a daughter of Elmer "Bud" and Faye Taylor Cumby. She was married three times. First, on April 20, 1957, she married James Robert Daringer, Sr.; he died in 1981. She married Arthur A. Martin in 1983; he died in 1987. Later, she married Charles Coleman; he survives. Surviving also are sons, James Robert Daringer Jr. of Towanda, Ralph Edward Daringer of Latham; daughters, Jo Ann Brown of Washington, Ill., Patricia Lee Root of Mason City, Donna Jo Giles of Detroit, Mich., Debbie Sue Daringer of Lincoln; step son, Arthur A. Martin Jr. of Litchfield; step daughters, Christine Lane of Litchfield, Ruth Ann Martin of Kentucky; mother, Faye Gilker of Springfield; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Collins, Adeline R.

Services for Adeline R. Collins, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bisch and Son Fuenral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Collins, a resident of Heritage Manor of Gillespie, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 90 years old on March 7. She was born in Central City, Colo., a daughter of Elia and Carolina Grazidia Marinelli. Her first husband, Ferdinand Moscardelli, preceded her in death. In 1941, she married Frank W. Collins in Springfield; he died in 1987. A son, Jimmie F. Moscardelli, also preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are a brother, James Marinelli of Spingfield; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a great great grandson.

Collins, Deloras H.

Deloras Holthaus Collins, sister of Norbert Holthaus of Nokomis, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, in Foley, Minn. She was 78 years old on February 21. She was born in Oconee, a daughter of B.C. and Margaret Holthaus. Her husband, Walter Collins, preceded her in death. Surviving are six children along with six sisters and three brothers.

Combs, Sr., Danny R.

Memorial service for Danny R. Combs, Sr., was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. The Rev. Herb Goeltzer officiated. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Combs died February 1, 1999, in his home at Arnold, Mo. He ws 58 years old on August 6. He was an electrician, and a member of the Missouri Air National Guard. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Elvin F. and Hazel L. "Jennie" Webb Combs. His first marriage, to Patricia Wagner of St. Louis, ended in 1966. His second marriage, to Amelia Scott of St. Louis, ended in 1987. Surviving are children, Deanna Krampfert, Jeanne Maliwat and Danny R. Combs Jr., all of St. Louis; a sister, Debbie Prehn of Taylorville; and two grandchildren. Others surviving include an aunt Margaret McLean-Grubb. 

Compton, Roy P.

Roy P. Compton, formerly of Witt, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in his home at Sunnyland. He was 81 years old on November 17, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a machinist with Caterpillar, Inc., for 32 years before he retired in 1974. He rebuilt American-made cars for 10 years and then turned to rebuilding Volkswagen cars. He was born in Witt, a son of Lester and Mercy Hadley Compton. He married Annie Holler on December 3, 1938; she died February 17, 1996, in Peoria. Surviving are a son, James Compton and wife Sharon of Sunnyland; brothers, Bradley Compton of Creve Coeur, Robert Compton of East Peoria, Lawrence "Bus" Compton of Nokomis; sisters, Ellen Snyder and husband Don of Irving and Jenny Hill and husband Edmund of Nokomis. Preceding him in death were a son, Joseph L. Compton on October 15, 1997, two brothers and a sister. Services will be held Friday morning in Remment Funeral Home, East Peoria. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Morton. 

Compton, Vera Olive

Services for Vera Olive Compton, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sorento United Methodist Church. Mrs. Compton died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Litchfield. She was 79 years old on April 30. She lived all of her life in Sorento until she moved to Worden last year. She was a member of the Sorento Methodist Church. She was born in Walshville, a daughter of Dallas and Olive Long Fardell. Surviving are a son, Joel "Gene" Compton of Worden and daughters, Valenda Colvin of Yuma, Ariz., Sue Spencer of Edwardsville, Fern Flitz and Cathy Elam, both of Hillsboro, Debra Howells of Tallehassee, Fla., Vina Beaver of Springfield, Myrna Moore of Walshville, and Lois Compton of Troy. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas Fardell Jr. and a sister, Vera, in infancy.

Compton, William

William "Richard" Compton, formerly of Montgomery County, died Friday, May 29, 1999, in Brimfield, Ohio. He was 82 years old on April 26. He was born in Grisham Township near Donnellson, a son of Arthur and Ruby Eccles Compton, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1936. He entered the Army during World War II and served in the 32nd Infantry Company B, 334d Division in Guadalcanal and Boaganville. He married Eve Birow in 1949; she survives. Surviving also are sons, Danny Compton of Akron, Ohio, Larry Compton of Brimfield; daughter, Tawny Widen of Ocala, Fla.; brother, Jesse Compton of Donnellson; sisters, Marjorie Esposito and Dorothy Romans of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. A brother, Vane, died in March this year.

Connell, James L.

Services for James Lawrence Connell, father of Paige C. Clark of Raymond, will be held at a later date with Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, in charge of arrangements. Mr. Connell, of Springfield, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Doctors Hospital. He was 75 years old on August 14, and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was also a prisoner of war. He was a medical claims administrator and owner of James L. Connell and Associates. He was born in Scranton, Pa., a son of Carleton A. and Lydia T. Taggart Connell. Surviving besides his daughter in Raymond are two other daughters, Pamaela C. Moore and Elizabeth C. Williams, both of St. Joseph; sons, Richard C. Connell of St. Joseph, Kenneth W. Connell of Springfield; brother, Carleton A. Connell Jr. of Scranton, Pa.; sister, Ann M. Davis of Rockey Point, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.

Contratto, Shirley

Funeral arrangements for Shirley Contratto, of Benld, are pending at Kravanya Funeral Home there. Mrs. Contratto, 74 years old on August 28, died at 1:36 a.m. today, Friday, November 5, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Services for Shirley Contratto, of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church or the Southern Illinois Dialysis Center. Mrs. Contratto died at 1:36 a.m. Friday, November 5, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. She was 74 years old on August 28. She previously owned a business and was a member of VFW Post 4547 Auxiliary in Gillespie. She was born in Hillview, a daughter of Harry and Velma Sullivan Murphy. Her husband, John Contratto died in April 1972. Surviving are sons, John Contratto of Benld, Robert Contratto of Gillespie, William Contratto of Niceville, Fla.; daughter, Barbara Ng of Honolulu, Hawaii; sisters, Eva Miller, Betty Kozak and Doris; 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Harry Murphy Jr. and Dick Murphy. *** NOTE: Ng is correct ***

Cook, Bernice J.

Bernice Josephine Cook, formerly of Raymond, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, in Christian Northeast Hospital, St. Louis. A resident of St. Louis, she was 93 years old on January 21. She was a teacher before she retired. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of Walter and Mary McAfee Molohon. Her husband, Edward H. Cook, died in 1969. Surviving are sons, Robbie Cook of Colorado Springs, Colo., Walter Cook of St. Louis; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A son, Jim, and a daughter in infancy preceded her in death. Services were held Saturday in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond.

Cook, Burl Landers

Burl Landers Cook, brother of Buelah Nichols, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in his home in Assumption. He was 70 years old on February 17. He was a truck driver and later a glazier for Slack Glass in Pana. He was born in Ramsey, a son of Earnest B. and Maude Landers Cook. He married Betty Courtney on July 20, 1963, in Monmouth. She survives. Surviving also are his mother, Maude Cook of Pana; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a brother, Lowell Cook and a sister, Wilma Clark.

Cook, Glada

Glada Cook, who has several relatives in the local area, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, in Madison, Wis. She was 87 years old last March 3. She was born in Mountain View, Mo., a daughter of Roy and Minnie Laws Kershaw. Surviving are her husband, Belden H. Cook; son, Donald D. Cook and wife Jill of Pardeeville; brothers, Earl Kershaw, Cecil Kershaw; sisters, Ada Keith, Rillage Gage; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Bill and Pete Kershaw. No services were held. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Cook, Helen M.

Helen M. Cook, mother of Jerelyn Sue Cook of Litchfield, died Friday, September 3, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. A resident of Jacksonville, she was 85 years old on April 18. She was born in Virginia, a daughter of Edward and Fannie Mae Deck Meyer. Her husband, Gerald L. Cook, died in 1958. Also preceding her in death was a son, Stephen M. Cook, in 1987. Services for Mrs. Cook will be held Wednesday in Jacksonville at the Salem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery there.

Cook III, James W.

James "Jim" Wilson Cook III, of Farmersville, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 28 years old on July 5. He was self-employed and a partner of Club J.T.'s in Springfield. He was born in Springfield. Surviving are his father and step mother, James W. Cook Jr. and wife Judy of Taylorville; his mother and step father, Mary A. Enlow Hartley and Harold W. of Kincaid; sisters Patricia R. Tucker of Farmersville, Rebecca A. Cook of Taylorville; step brothres, Andy and Corey Shanks and Harold F. Hartley, all of Taylorville; step sisters, Mary Ann Brown of Las Vegas, Barb Chaulk of Springfield, Diane Hickman of Ohio; grandmother, Frances Cook of Berry; step grandparents, Ralph and Phyllis White of Auburn. Others surviving include a friend, Tony Baker of Farmersville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wilson Park Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. 

Cook, Rev. Jennie Mae

Services for the Rev. Jennie Mae Cook, of Eagarville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Larry Cooke officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Cornerstone Ministeries. Rev. Cook died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 96 years old on May 29. She was an ordained minister in the Pentecoastal Church and a member of the Cornerstone Ministeries Church, Benld. She was born in Mill Springs, Mo., a daughter of William Webster and Ella Brown Price. Her husband, Walter L. Cook, died December 27, 1974. Surviving are a brother, Edward Price of Sawyerville; grandsons, Dale Lambeth of Simi Valley, Calif., Gale Taylor of Missouri, Jerry Taylor of New Madrid, Mo.; granddaughters, Jenny Helfer of Enola, Ark., Martha Broten of Missouri; 18 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Pete Cook; daughter, Violet Hill; three children in infancy; three brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, Warren Taylor. 

Cook, Maude Elva

Services for Maude Elva Cook, mother of Beulah Nichols of Butler, were held this morning in Assumption with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery there. Mrs. Cook died at 4 a.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. She was 93 years old on June 4. She was born in Herrick, a daughter of Ben F. and Etta Adams Landers. She married Ernest Cook on January 10, 1925, in Vandalia. He died April 14, 1978. Surviving besides Mrs. Lloyd Nichols are a sister, Helen Hawyer of Mattoon and five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were sons, Lowell and Burl; a daughter, Wilma Clark; three brothers, eight sisters and one grandchild.

Cooper, Dorothy J.

Services for Dorothy Jane Cooper, of Livingston, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating. Cremation of the remains will follow. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Cooper died at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, December 19, 1999, in an automobile accident in Omphghent Township near Worden. She was 37 years old on April 7. She was a horse trainer with 22 years of experience. She was self-employed with Patchwork Paint Horses in Livingston. She had resided in Livingston for the past four years and previously resided in Granite City. She was a member of the Illinois, Missouri and American Paint Horse Associations. She was born in Belleville, a daughter of Jack W. and Mary Jane Drennan Ball Speakman. Her marriage ended in divorce. Surviving are a daughter, Morgan Jane Cooper of Livingston; mother, Mary Jane Ball of Livingston; father, Jack W. Speakman of Patoka.

Coppedge, Dorothy Irene

Services for Dorothy Irene Coppedge, great grandmother of Frank Simmons of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Marks Mortuary in Wood River with the Rev. Mark C. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Moro Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Coppedge died at 10:04 p.m. Friday, August 28, 1998, in St. Anthony's Health Center, Alton. She was 90 years old on November 15. She was born in Salem, a daughter of Orville and Mabel McMackin Merz. She married Virgil Thurman Dossett on April 14, 1924. He died in 1968. She then married Clifford Coppedge on October 12, 1971, in Moro. He died in 1976. Surviving are daughters, Jean Cooper and husband Willis of Monroe, N.C., Marcella Dwiggins and husband John of Fort Myers, Fla., Bernadine Schuette and husband Glen of Kampsville; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Warren Merz.

Copple, Lula Belle

Services for Lula Belle Copple, of Schram City, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Paul Carter, pastor of the United Pentecoastal Church officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Pentecoastal Church of Schram City. Mrs. Copple died at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 95 years old last April 15. She was born in Whtie City, a daughter of Hiram Biff and Anna Boyd Osborn. She married Frank Levi Copple on July 22, 1922, in Hillsboro. He died in July 1959. Surfiving are sons, Donald Copple of Hillsboro, Charles Copple and wife Ruth of Decatur; daughters, Anna Belle Leatham and husband Virgil of Schram City, Viola Johnsey and husband Bernard of Hillsboro, Carol Golladay and husband Larry, Gloria Woods and husband Jerry, all of Schram City; a sister, Lucinda Davidson of Butler; 25 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three children, Jacob Leroy Coupple, Norma Jean Hamby and Victor Coppla; brothers, Jake, Roy, John and William Osborn; sisters, Sarah Davis, Elizabeth Zumwalt, Gladys Uhlry and Bertha Osborn. 

Copples, Donald

Memorial service for Donald Copples, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Paul Carter, pastor of the United Pentecostal Church of Schram City, officiating. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery with military rites provided by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Mr. Copples died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 73 years old on June 17. He was a farmer and coal miner, residing most of his life in the Hillsboro area. He served in the Army from July 1946 to June 1948. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Frank Levi and Lula Belle Osborne Copples. He married Grace E. Epps on December 1, 1950. She died February 7, 1988. Surviving are daughters, Mary Walker of Eagarville, Evelyn Zbinden of Greenville, Donna Schrieber and husband David of Jerseyville; brother, Charles Copples and wife Ruth of Decatur; sisters, Anna Belle Leetham and husband Virgil of Schram City, Viola Johnsey and husband Bernard of Hillsboro, Carol Golladay and husband Larry, Gloria Woods and husband Jerry, all of Schram City; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Jacob Leroy and Victor Copples and a sister, Norma Jean Hamby.

Corden, Geraldine S.

Services for Geraldine S. Corden, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Cornell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennn. The Revs. Don Hutchinson, Ken Edwards and Charles H. Poole officiated. Mrs. Corden, of Goodlettsville, died there Monday, June 28, 1999. She was 68 years old on November 14. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of John and Rena Ewartz, and was a graduate of Morgan Park High School, Chicago. Her husband, Tom Cordon, survives. Surviving also are a son, John Corden of Dublin, Calif.; brother, William Ewartz of Florida; and two grandchildren. Others surviving include nephews, Fred and Mike Floreth of Litchfield. A sister, Jane Floreth, preceded her in death.

Cordray, Harold

Services for Harold Cordray, formerly of the Hillsboro area, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Wilson Park Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Ken Lovely officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday beginning at noon. Mr. Cordray, of Bradenton, Fla., died Thursday, December 10, 1998, in his home. He was 56 years old. He was a truck driver for many years, a Navy veteran and a member of the Panama VFW Post. He was born in Springfield, a son of Thurlow Benton and Doris Iona Smith Cordray. Surivivng are daughters, Barbara Smith of St. Ann, Mo., Donna Maginnis of Hillsboro, Ohio, Brenda Henke of Hillsboro; a son, Darrel Cordray of Pinckneyville; his mother, Doris Shirley of Girard; a brother, James Cordray of Girard; and two grandchildren. His father, Thurlow, preceded him in death.

Cordum, Edwin H.

Edwin H. Cordum, formerly of the Gillespie area, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Carlinville. He was 80 years old on January 2, 1999. He was a truck driver for many years and also worked with his father in the family sawmill. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville. He was born near Gillespie, a son of Edward and Johanna Sies Cordum. Surviving are a sister, Ruth Siefert of Virden. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Heinz Funeral Home, Carlinville. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park.

Cossel, Delmar Edwin

Services for Delmar Edwin Cossel, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Arthur Heinz, of Murray, Ky., officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by V.F.W. Post 1306, Taylor Springs. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Mr. Cossel died Sunday, May 24, 1998, in his home in St. Louis. He was 86 years old last June 11, and an Army veteran of World War II. He had resided in the St. Louis since approximately 1933 and worked as a driver for Be Mac Trucking. He was a member of the Horse Club. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Edward and Bessie Eleanor Trusdale Cossel. His wife was the former Dorothy Mae Kennedy. Surviving are daughters, Doris Heinz of Marion, Peggy Grega of Virginia Beach, Va., Ruth Brower of California, Ginger Flint of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, Marion Cossel of Missouri, Virgil Cossel of Illinois; sisters, Marie Terry of Silex, Mo., Virginia Martin of Patton, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two children; brothers, Elbert, Delford and William L. Cossel and twins, Melvin and Nellie Cossel.

Costello, Joseph A.

Services for Joseph A. "Tony" Costello, of Carlinville, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Davis © Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, with the jRev. Dean Porbst officiating. Entombment will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery with full military rites conducted by American Legion Post 554. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlinville Food Pantry. Mr. Costello died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, November 15, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 70 years old on June 13, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving there from 1952 to 1954. He spent his life in farming on the family farm. He was a former road commissioner in Polk Township. He was a member of the Guy BAird American Legion Post 54 of Carlinville, and SS. Mary's and Joseph's Catholic Church in Carlinville. He was born in Carlinville, a son of Joseph Lawrence and Lena Koster Costello. He married Wanita "Sally" Lumpkin on November 8, 1958, in St. Dennis Catholic Church, Shipman. She survives. Surviving also are seven children, Mary Ann Wilson of Piasa, Donald "Arkie" Still of Carlinville, Ruthie Lang of Butler, Carol Jo Costello Jose of Germany, David "Buck" Costello, Patrick "Ernie" Costello, both of Carlinville, Lisa Ayers of Bethalto, Sara Klaus of Carlinville; a brother, Paul "Beak" Costello of Carlinville; seven sisters, Catherine Atteberry of Carlinville, Margaret Fritzche of Mt. Olive, Irene Joiner, Caroline Regli, Marie Young, Theresa Burns, all of Carlinville, Flosi Burritt of Tuscon, Ariz.; and 17 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Charles Thomas "Tom" Still on March 11, 1998, John B. Costello on February 13, 1962, and a brother, Joseph L. Costello in 1971.

Cottingham, Bobby G.

Services for Bobby Gene Cottingham, step father of Sandy Stewart of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery there. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Mr. Cottingham died Thursday, April 1, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. He would have been 65 years old on April 6. He was a welder with Rathgeb Brothers in Carlinville for 21 years before he retired. He previously worked at Owens - Illinois in Godfrey. Born in Carlinville, he was a son of Lester A. and Ora Pearl Hunt Cottingham. Surviving also besides Mrs. Dennis Stewart are his wife, Mary Jane; daughters, Dawn Blazier and husband Jim of Fort Collins, Colo., Karen Cottingham of Cottage Hills; step daughters, Shelly Waskow and husband Kevin of Carlinville; his father, Lester A. Cottingham of Shipman; brothers, Carl and Glen "Butch" Cottingham, both of Shipman, Warren "Bud" Cottingham of Brighton; sister, Betty Cottingham of Palmyra; two grandchildren, four step grandchildren, a great great grandson and a step great great great grandchild.

Courtney, Ethel

Services for Ethel Courtney, of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the parsonage fund of the church. Miss Courtney died at 1:02 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years old on February 22. She was an executive secretary for over 30 years before retiring in 1981 and last worked for the Frist National Bank of St. Louis. A resident of Staunton for most of her life, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Bley and Alice Mize Courtney. Surviving are nieces, Jeanne Watson of Round Lake, Charlene Ellis of Mundelein, Judi Gargaro and husband Joe of Long Beach, Calif.; nephew, James Courtney and wife Sally of Staunton. Preceding her in death were two brothers and two sisters.

Courtright, Carl Albert

Services for Carl Albert Courtright, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Holy Trinity Church there. The Rev. Fathers Larry Anschutz and Ted Schelich officiated. The Holy Trinity choir sang and was accompanied by Ruth Zubal, organist. Pallbearers, all veterans, were Nick and Paul Vuckovich, Vic Vogt, Irv Anderson, Fred Albers and Bill Lehman. They were joined in conducting full military rites by Jock Hogg, Art Niehaus and John Rosenthal. Richard Loescher and Dan Mancini folded the flag and Dan Mancini presented it to the family. Taps was played by Heidi Johnson. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Following the services a luncheon was served to family and friends at Holy Trinity Church by the women of the church. Mr. Courtright died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 17, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 73 years old on April 5, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a supervisor with Jenison and Wright in Granite City until he retired, member of the Holy Trinity Church, and Mt. Olive VFW Post 5790. He loved blue grass music. He was born in Dennison, a son of Carl A. and Sophia Schultz Courtright, and attended grade school in Billit and Lawrenceville High School. His marriage to Bessie Tadlock in 1946 later ended in divorce. He married Elizabeth Sabo on June 26, 1970, in St. Charles, Mo. She died March 25, 1993. On April 5, 1994, he married Louise DeRe Zippay in the Holy Trinity Church of Mt. Olive. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Carl Courtright, Jr. and wife Sharon of Granite City; step sons, Henry Zippay of Pampano Beach, Fla., Gerald Ely of Glen Carbon; step daughters, Angie Bauer of Virden, Nina Andressen of Pasadena, Calif., Joan Garber of Granite City, June Guillory of Spring, Texas; sisters, Ruth Schick, Margarite Konen, both of Billit; two grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren. A sister, Mildred Goff, preceded him in death. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service.

Cox, Sr., Donald E.

Services for Donald E. Cox, Sr., of New Douglas, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with James Davison of Faith Lighthouse Fellowship, Schram City, officiating. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Cox died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 68 years old on October 14. He was a resident of New Douglas for the past 13 years and before that lived in Missouri. Before retiring in 1982, he worked as an auto mechanic specializing in transmissions. He was born in Kane, a son of Franklin and Virginia Coats Cox. He married Wanda Sauls on April 3, 1965, in Arkansas. She survives. Surviving also are their children, Kenneth, Kristy, Mike and Kenny of Wood River; Desiree of Hardin; Don, Jr.; Patty, Jason and Felicia of New Douglas; Janet and David of Fillmore; Clara and Tina of Missouri; Bambi and Shelly of Texas; Steve of Alton; Timothy of Maryville. And, sisters, Jenny, Shirley and Connie of Missouri; brothers, Bill of Godfrey, Jerry and Dennis of Alton, Bob and Daryl of East Alton, Richard of Elsah; 29 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Regina; brother, Jackie; sister, Betty; and three grandsons.

Cox, Kay

Services for Kay Cox, of Atwater, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Berrong General Baptist Church, Gipsy, Mo., with the Rev. Ray Placher officiating. Burial will be in Berrong Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Morgan Funeral Home, Advance, Mo. Mrs. Cox died Monday, August 31, 1998, in Wilsonville. She was 40 years old on October 25. She was an accountant with H&R Block. She was born in Wood River, a daughter of Oran and Eva Peters Wallace. She married Donald Cox on February 12, 1974, in Plainview. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Andy Cox of Atwater; daughter, Eva Bishop of Dupo; brother, Curtis Wallace of Gipsy; sisters, Laura Davis of Sturdivant, Mo., Juanita Needham of Perryville, Mo., Melba Crain of Dupo, Flora Cookemboo of Gipsy; and two grandchildren, Danna and Dalton Bishop.

Cox, Rollin

Rollin Cox, formerly of Hillsboro, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Rockingham, N.C. A resident of Rockingham, he was 35 years old last May 21. He was self-employed as a roofer and was an Army veteran. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Russell and Marilyn Miller Cox. Surviving are brothers, Roger and Dale Cox, both of Rialto, Calif.; sisters, Velma, Barbara and Barb. 

Cozart, Henrieteta Helen

Services for Henrieteta Helen "Hank" Cozart, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Firday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery near Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Chapman Cemetery. Mrs. Cozart died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, September 21, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 80 years old on January 20. She worked at Southwestern Bell in St. Louis, Mo. for a time. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School there for many years. She loved gardening, canning and working in her yard. She was born in Granite City, a daughter of George and Annie Steidle Hays, attended grade shool in Moweaqua and high school in Granite City. On March 25, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo., she married Harold Edward Cozart. He died December 13, 1995. Surviving are a son, Jim Cozart and wife Nanette of White City; daughters, Ruth Cover and husband Michael H. of Edwardsville, Vickie Cozart of White City; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Roy and George Hays and sisters, Kate Hays and Alma Sizemore. Following the services a lunch will be provided for family and friends in the Methodist Church hall by the women of the church. Services for Henrietta Helen "Hank" Cozart, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiated. Burial was in Chapman Cemetery. Musical selections were "Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden." Rosemary Messner was the pianist and soloist. Pallbearers were Edward Webb, Steve Webb, Michael T. Cover, Dana S. Cover, David Biggs, Jason Warren, Rick Renkin and Fred Beeyersdofer. Following the services a lunch was served to family and friends in the Methodist Church hall by the women of the church. Mrs. Cozart, 80, died Monday, September 21, in St. Francis Hospital.

Crabtree, Verna M.

Services for Verna M. Crabtree, formerly of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Prairietown, with the Rev. James Hennig officiating. Burial will be in Prairietown Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton or on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Mrs. Crabtree died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999, in her home in Prairietown. She was 81 years old on March 8. She was a member of St. Peter's church and the Ladies Aid of the church. She was born in Worden, a daughter of W.W. and Louise Dustmann Gusewelle. She married Harold H. Crabtree on May 7, 1939, in St. Peter's church. He died March 18, 1982. Surviving are daughters, Marie Ruyle and husband Roger of New Berlin, Norma Krohne and husband Harold, Margie Schmidt and husband Allen, all of Prairietown; brother, Gilbert Gusewelle of Prairietown; two grandchildren, Jeff Ruyle of Edwardsville, Julie Ruyle of New Berlin. Others surviving include sisters in law, Mildred Crabtree of Staunton, Lena Crabtree of Edwardsville. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Arthur, Edwin and Wilfred Gusewelle.

Crackel, Linda M.

Linda M. Crackel, sister of Cathy Hale of Litchfield, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Mrs. Crackel, a resident of Effingham, was 41 years old on August 15. She was born in Bloomington, a daughter of James W. and Sharon O'Connell Schribner. She married David W. Crackel in Effingham in 1983. He survives. Surviving, besides her husband and sister, are sons, Matthew Dammerman and Anthony "Tony" Crackel of Effingham; daughter, Robin Dammerman of Effingham; her parents, James and Sharon Scribner of Effingham; brothers, Jimmy Scribner of Altamont and Joe Scribner of Effingham; and two grandchildren. Services were held Saturday in Effingham at the St. Anthony Catholic Church with burial in Arborcrest Memorial Park West.

Craig, Clayton A.

Services for Clayton A. Craig, of Harvel, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Raymond Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Caramel Cemetery at Ramsey. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hough Funeral Home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Mr. Craig died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 73 years old on November 26. He was a farmer, before he retired and a member of the Raymond Baptist Church. He was born in RAmsey, a son of John and Lona Baldwin Craig. He married Evleyn Nagle on February 24, 1952, in Ramsey. She survives. Surviving also are Gloria Hutchins and husband Joe of Hillsboro, Leona Barron of Auburn; a son, Carl Craig and wife Rhonda of Phonix; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a daughter, three brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter.

Craig, Richard D.

Richard Dean Craig, of Hillsboro, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, in St. John's Hospital North, Springfield. He was 72 years old on SEptember 12. He worked in railroad maintenance for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and was a member of the Schram City Baptist Church. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Herman and Bertha Mae Shives Craig. He married Lucille M. McLean Dilley on June 14, 1980, in Schram City; she survives. Surviving also are step sons, Darrell C. Dilley of Macon, Ga., S. Bruce Dilley of Findlay; step daughters, CArol Ann Martin of St. Charles, Mo., Brenda Sue Moore of Green Forrest, Ark; a sister, Delta Manning of Terre Haute, Ind.,; four step grandchildren and two great step grandchildren. Services were held Saturday with burial in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore.

Crain, Albert

Services for Albert Crain, of Rosamond, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with the Rev. Berdell Brummet officiating. Burial will be in Ohlman Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mr. Crain died at 3:44 p.m. Monday, October 25, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 86 years old last November 14. He was a farmer. He was born in Annette, Ky., a son of Will and Cora Hodge Crain. He married Mildred Hobbs on January 17, 1945. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Sharon Smith and husband Tommy of Rosamond; son, Gary Crain of Rosamond; brothers, Clayton Crain of Galesburg, Laymon Crain of Maroa; sisters, Hedy Scott of Pawnee, Vernie Sims of Clarkson, Ky., Rena Buster of Ft. Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren, five step grandchildren, six great grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Lyle on March 29, 1983; brothers, Howard, Irvin, Virgil, Daymon and Willard Crain; sisters, Geneva Sanlin and Oleta Kidwell.

Crandall, Fred

Services for Fred Crandall, of Hillsboro, were held Sunday in Martinsville. Burial was in the Casey - Cumberland Cemetery at Casey. Mr. Crandall died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 86 years old on April 30. He was a retired farmer, member of the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, honorary member of the Martinsville Agricultural Fair board of directors and the American Shorthorn Cattle Association. For several years he was a tax assessor in Orange Township. He was born in Orange Township of Clark County, a son of Cam and Nora Bennett Crandall. He married Faith Finney on November 24, 1934. She survives in Hillsboro. Surviving also are sisters, Florence Adkisson of Oblong, Rose Penrod of Casey; three granddaughters, Lisa Huddlestun of Greenup, Lori Scimio of O'Fallon, Mo., Leslie Boston of Hillsboro; and seven great grandchildren. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Sue Haupt of Casey. Preceding him in death were a son, Larry Crandall and a sister, Emily Vale.

Cranfill, Darrel C.

Services for Darrel C. Cranfill, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Patton Memorial Home with Norris Price of Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mr. Cranfill died at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 54 years old on August 20. He was a rural mail carrier with the Hillsboro Post Office for 22 years then transferred to the Coffeen Post Office four years ago. He was also a farmer. An antique tractor enthusiast, he specialized in the antique tractor games. He was a member of the VanBurensburg Community Church. A resident of the Hillsboro community for most of his life, he graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1953. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Rev. George and Opal Rosmelin Cranfill. He married Judy Scheifer on September 5, 1965, in the Irving United Methodist Church. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Michele Huber and husband Gary of Nokomis; brother, Donald Cranfill and wife Joyce of Hillsboro; sister, Doris Scroggins of Palatka, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Kayla and Bradley both at home in Nokomis.

Cravens, Carol Ann

Carol Ann Cravens, formerly of Nokomis, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Texas. A resident of Lake Jackson, Texas, she was 55 years old on February 18. She was a counselor at Brazowood High School for 28 years before she retired in 1997. She earned a bachelor's degree in German education from the University of Illinois in 1966 and a master's degree in counseling from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas in 1972. She served in the Army with the rank of 1st Lieutenant during the Vietnam War. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Edward and Pauline Tester. Surviving are her husband, Thomas; daughter, Allison, at home; mother, Pauline Tester of Nokomis; brother, Dean Tester and wife Diane of Nokomis. Others surviving include nephews Dan Tester of Witt and David Tester of Nokomis. Her father, Edward, preceded her in death. Memorial service will be held Saturday in Lake Jackson and a second service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Nokomis.

Cravens, Luella C.

Luella C. Cravens, formerly of Hillsboro, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Robings Manor Nursing Home, Brighton. She was 91 years old on July 16. She was a 1937 graduate of Hillsboro High School and worked as a secretary at Owens - Illinois Glass, Inc., and at Western Cartridge, now Olin Corp. She sold real estate for Don W. Cravens Real Estate and Gene St. Cin Real Estate companies. She was Brighton Village clerk from 1973 to 1977 and a Brighton Village trustee. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 469, Heritage Group and Civic League, all in Brighton. She was the administrator of the St. Louis chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1978, she went to Geneva, Switzerland, to form a chapter of Webster University. She was also founder of the Southwestern Mothers Club. She had also worked as office manager in the Mass Communications department of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of David P. and Cora Alice McAdams Atteberry. She married Donald Cravens on January 8, 1942, in Alton; he died in 1963. Surviving are a son, Thomas Cravens of Madison, Wis.; sisters, Fern Livingston of Springfield, Mo., Mable Scheffel of Brighton; and a granddaughter, Annalisa Luella Cravens of Madison. Preceding her in death were brothers, Elmer, William and Earl Atteberry and sisters, Pearl Major, Bess Carlock and Ruth Nolte. Services were held in St. Paul United Methodist Church, Brighton, with burial in the Upper Alton Cemetery.

Crawford, Clyde A.

Services for Clyde Alvin Crawford, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Robinson of New Lenox officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Mr. Crawford died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 85 years old last September 14. He was a laborer and a fork lift operator for Allis - Chalmers for 27 years before he retired in 1973. He was born in Zanesville Township near Litchfield, a son of James and Edda Grisham Crawford. Surviving are his wife Mildred; sons, Alvin Crawford and wife Glendean of Belleville, Harold Crawford and wife Kitty, Dale Crawford, Ricky Crawford, all of Litchfield, Ronny Crawford and wife Jody of Harvester, Mo., Lester Crawford and wife Shirley, David Crawford and wife Beverly, Quinlin Crawford and wife Lynn, all of Raymond; daughters, Dorothy Warren and husband Don of Joliet, Alma Knes and husband, Leona Spears and husband Tom of Mt. Olive, Sharon Littrell and husband Jim of Raymond; 50 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Preceding him in death were brothers, Quinland, John, Charles, Leroy, James and Robert Crawford and sisters, Edith Deaton, Susan Bandy, Etta Westbrook, Hattie Crawford, Nelle Holliday, Martha Reeves, Ruth Painter, Viola Skinner, Ruby Crawford and two grandsons. Services for Clyde Alvin Crawford, of Litchfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. Pastor Jeff Robinson of New Lenox officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend. During the service musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Brian Crawford of Raymond, Daniel Crawford of New Baden, Larry Crawford of St. Charles, Mo., Mark Crawford of Hornsby, Todd Crawford of Granite City, Jeffrey Law of Joliet, Travis Thompson of Joliet and Thomas Vincent of Sawyerville. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Mr. Crawford, 85, died Tuesday, September 7, in St. Francis Hospital.

Crawford, Kenneth Lee

Services for Kenneth Lee Crawford, of Hillsboro, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mr. Crawford died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in his rural Hillsboro residence. He was 67 years old on May 18, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He worked in construction with Local 1084 and also farmed. He was born in Zanesville Township in Montgomery County, a son of Charles Edward and Evelyn Kathryn Elliman Crawford, and graduated in 1951 from Raymond High School. He married Marcella R. Kalaher on Arpil 1, 1956, near Raymond. She died January 21, 1990. Surviving are a son, Dennis K. Crawford of rural Butler; daughters, Debra Prange and husband Randy, Darlene Brauer and husband Alan, all of Litchfield; a brother, Charles O. Crawford, Sonota, Ariz.; sisters, Loeta Pruitt of Sonota, Letha Bergman of Raymond, Edith Pruitt of Butler; and two grandchildren, Colene and Shannon Brauer of Litchfield. Services for Kenneth Lee Crawford, of rural Hillsboro, were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald H. Langhoff officiated. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Randy Starkey, Rick Starkey, John Harmon, Bob Harmon, Jim Kalaher, Dean Brandt, Bill Morgan, Chad Kalaher. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Mr. Crawford, 67, died Wednesday, August 12, at his home.

Crawford, Ruby M.

Services for Ruby M. Crawford, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Spires, interim pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. Mrs. Crawford died at noon Monday, February 9, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 88 years old on March 9. She had worked at Litchfield Floral Gardens and at Newberry's Department Store before she retired. She was born in Honey Bend, a daughter of James E. and Etta Grisham Crawford. She never married. Surviving is a brother, Clyde Crawford of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were six brothers, Charles, James, William, John, Robert and Quintin Crawford and eight sisters, Mabel Westbrook, Nelle Holliday, Eva Reeves, Ruth Painter, Viola Skinner, Edith Deaton, Susan Bandy and Hattie Crawford in infancy. Services for Ruby M. Crawford, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Ken Spires, interim pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Harold Crawford, John Deaton, Ricky Crawford, Paul Deaton, Lester Crawford, Tom Spears, Quinlin Crawford, Ed Knes and Bobby Earl Crawford. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Mrs. Crawford, 88, died Monday, February 8, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield.

Cress, Jarrod K.

Private service for Jarrod Kenneth Cress, infant son of Kenneth and Lisa Taylor Cress III, of Carrollton, were held today. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton was in charge of arrangements. The baby was pronounced dead at birth Friday evening, April 2, 1999, in Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Kelsey at home; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Diane Taylor of Litchfield; paternal grandparents, Wilbur and Audra Price of Carrollton; maternal great grandparent, Audrey Wallace of Jerseyville. Others surviving in the local area include aunts and uncles, Tanya Lively and husband Shane of Hillsboro, Lori Tripplet, Bradley Taylor and wife Angie of Litchfield, and their children. 

Cress, Robert Sr.
Graveside service for Robert William Cress, Sr., formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Oak Grove Cemetery there with the Rev. Robert Hester officiating. Bass Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. Mr. Cress, of Atlanta, Ga., died Saturday, April 11, 1998, in Atlanta. He was 75 years old on January 26. He grew up on Cress Hill Farm in Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1940. He then entered the University of Illinois. With the advent of World War II, he entered the Army Air Corps and was shot down in a raid over Ploesti. He was taken prisoner and served time in a POW camp in Romania. He returned to the University of Illinois after the war, graduating in 1946. His career was in advertising and marketing. He was a member of the Peach Tree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and was a national champion trombonist. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of James and Essie Webster Cress. He married Polley White on May 31, 1947. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Polley Lawrence and husband Shep of Roswell, Ga., Janette Dondi and husband Beda of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Robert William Cress and wife Susan of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Louise Beckemeyer of Cleveland, Ohio, Marion Durrett of Clearwater, Fla.; brother, James Cress, also of Clearwater; and seven grandchildren.

Criner, Edith

Services for Edith Criner, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Clint Braman officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery in rural Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mrs. Criner died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in Jerseyville Manor. She was 96 years old on May 3. She was born in White City, a daughter of James and Rebecca Boyd Osborn. she married Fred Criner on November 26, 1920. He died July 9, 1976. Surviving are daughters, Esther Eller of Jerseyville, Opal Horch of St. Louis, Jean Criner of Peoria, Ariz.; a son, Herschel Criner of Mayer, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, a daughter in infancy, three sisters and four brothers.

Crites, Charles A.

Services for Charles Albert Crites, of Litchfield and formerly of White City, were held at 11 a.m. today in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Rev. Tony Bell of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, Litchfield, officiated. Burial was in Chapman Cemetery at Mt. Olive. Pallbearers were Mark Ghose, Bruce Faris, Jack Law, Earl Stoecker, Chad Stoecker and David Sawyer. Following the services a meal was provided for the family and friends in the St. Timothy Church hall by the women of the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Mr. Crites died at 9:48 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, in Litchifeld Health Care Center. He was 97 years old on November 13. He retired in 1961 as a machinist with Shell Oil Company in Roxana, after 22 years of service. He worked from 1919 to 1939 for Consolidated Coal Company at Mine 15 in White City. He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly fishing and hunting. He also played many musical instruments. Besides living in White City, where he attended public school, he also resided for a time in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Joseph and Sophia Boyd Crites. He married Beatrice Sawyer on October 27, 1923, in Carlinville. She died December 28, 1989. Surviving are daughters, Hilda Faris of Litchfield, Marion Ghose and husband Ken of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Debbie Hampton, Linda Stoecker, both of Litchfield, Staff Sgt. Bruce Faris of Tucson, Ariz., Mark Ghose of Tempe, Ariz.; eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Elmer Crites and a sister, Iola Crites White.

Crosby, Bernard F.

Bernard Fred Crosby, of Fillmore, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center. He was 76 years old on February 20, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed sheet metal worker and belonged to the sheet metal workers union. He moved to Fillmore in 1987 from Springfield where he had lived most of his life. He was born in Springfield, a son of Michael Bernard and Katherine Brunner Crosby. He was married to the former Margaret Lenox and they had three children. Surviving are the children, Robert Crosby and wife Liz of California, Dave Crosby and wife Jung-Hi of Stuart, Florida, Rene Rodem and husband Roy of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Dorothy Beck of Fillmore; and three grandchildren. No services are planned. The remains were to be cremated with Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, in charge of arrangements. 

Crow, Dorothy M.

Services for Dorothy M. Crow, of Nokomis, were held at 11 this morning in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home there. The Rev. Dale Best officiated. Burial was in the Nokomis Cemetery. Mrs. Crow died at 8:35 a.m. Friday, February 5, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 76 years old on December 24. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Leo and Myrtle Gilliland. She married Robert R. Crow on December 23, 1943, in Petaluma, Calif. He died December 20, 1990. Surviving are a son, Jim Crow of Nokomis; daughter, Connie Carlock of Nokomis; brother, Kenny Gilliland of Grafton; sister, Martha Bing of Champaign. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert Lee Crow on December 21, 1981, and a brother, Glenn Gilliland. 

Crow, Walter L.

Services for Walter L. Crow, of Nokomis, will be held at 11 a.m. Thusday in Stiehl©Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Stanley Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mr. Crow died at 7:15 a.m. Monday, November 2, 1998, in his home. He was 76 years old on December 20. He worked for the city of Pana before he retired and was a member of the Way of Life Church in Taylorville and the Nokomis Sportsman's Club. He was born in Nokomis, a son of Pearl and Irene Vedder Crow. He married Evelyn Kirby on November 15, 1952, in Pocahontas, Ky. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Richard Crow and wife Kelli of Coalton; a daughter, Dawn Alexander and husband Francis of Fillmore; a sister, Betty Wright of Phoenix, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Robert and Charles and a sister, Dorothy Arnold.

Crum, George Hallam

Services for George Hallam Crum will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen, with the Rev. Elmer Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery there with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1377 of Greenville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Mr. Crum died Monday, August 10, 1998, in his home in Nason, Ill. He would have been 52 years old on August 13, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked at Nevco Scoreboard in Greenville but before that he was employed as a coal miner at the Hillsboro Mine in Coffeen and the Sesser Mine. He was a licensed horseshoe player in Illinois. He served in the Navy from October 16, 1964 to October 16, 1968. He then served with the reserves until October 1970. He was a member of VFW Post 1377 in Greenville. He was affiliated with the Methodist church. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Arthur Hallam and Elizabeth Frick Crum. Surviving are a daughter, Devin Crum of Greenville; brothers, Jake Crum of Kent, Wash., and John Crum of Layton, Utah.

Crum, H. Don

H. Don Crum, formerly of Coffeen, died at 5:28 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, in his home at Rushville. He was 72 years old on January 15, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for the telephone company for 38 years before retiring in 1992 He was born in Coffeen, a son of Lucius L. and Millie K. Abbott Crum. He married Mildred White on June 23, 1947, in Rockford. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Danny Crum of Rushville, Stacey James of Springfield; daughter, Deanna Clapp of Concordia, Kan.; sister, Louise Edwards of Fresno, Calif.; brothers, Glen Crum of Rushville, Eugene Crum of Elkhart, Ind., Wendell Crum of Norman, Okla.; and three grandchildren. A brother, Hallam, preceded him in death. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Free Methodist Church of Rushville. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.

Crumbey, Jr., Edward L.

Services for Edward L. Crumbey, Jr., were held Friday in the Zieren-Day Funeral Home, Carlyle. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. Mr. Crumbey, of Keyesport, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 49 years old on December 11. He resided in the area for the last 30 years and was self-employed as a mechanic. He was an Army veteran, having served from 1968 to 1971, member of the Disabled Veterans, member of American Legion Post 1994 in Keyesport and VFW Post 3523 of Carlyle. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Edward L. and Wanda Curtis Crumbey. His marriage, to Rhonda Wilkerson, ended in divorce. Surviving are a son, David Crumbey of Keyesport; daughter, Laura Crumbey of Keyesport; brothers, Kenny Crumbey of Livingston, Bruce Crumbey of Irving, Bobby Crumbey of Keyesport; sisters, Sheryl Drysdale of Belleville, Caroline Eyman of Vandalia. 

Culp, Amy
Private services for Amy D. Culp, of Litchfield, were held at 2 this afternoon at graveside in Elm Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiated. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. No visitation was held. The family suggests memorials be directed to Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Culp died at 10:07 p.m. Friday, July 3, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 87 years old on January 31. She worked for several places over the years including The Mill Cafe in Mt. Olive, The Hut Cafe in Litchfield and the Zion Lutheran School Cafeteria in Litchfield. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Melvin and Sarah Edwards Logsdon. She married Graydon G. Culp on December 8, 1934, in Edwardsville. He died February 10, 1974. Surviving are a son, Charles Culp and wife Barbara of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Sheila Johnson and husband Kelly of Butler; sister, Ruby Thiessen of Litchfield; grandchildren, Keith Culp of Troy, Kevin Culp of Collinsville, Sean Culp of Fayetteville, N.C., Sara Johnson of Holts Summit, Mo.; and nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, William, Roy, Archie and Alva Logsdon and sisters, Bessie Birkenkamp and Lois Westhoff.

Culp, Mary Catherine

Services for Mary Catherine Culp, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Preston © Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin, with the Rev. Frank J. Valente offiiating. Committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Waveland Cemetery near Hillsboro with the Rev. James D. Howie officiating. Mrs. Culp, of Morton, died Wednesday, November 4, 1998, in Morton Terrace. She was 88 years old on August 5. She was an active member of Northminster Presbyterian Church serving as an elder, circle member and in the choir. She was also a member of Jacksonville Church Women United, former member of Beecher Hi©Rise Kitchen Band, volunteer at the food center and volunteer for the Beecher Hi Rise Door Bell Ringers. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of James Whitson and Eva Bailey Green. Her husband, William V. Culp, whom she married in Hillsboro in 1936, died in 1989. Surviving are a daughter, Rose M. Ashbaker of Pekin; son, James C. Culp of Evansville, Ind.; a brother, Elbert R. Green of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Grace Elaine Culp.

Cummings, Lester D.

Services for Lester D. Cummings, of Staunton, were held at 2 p.m. today in Williamson Funeral Home there. The Rev. Clint Braman officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton Memorial Hospital or Staunton Ambulance Service. Mr. Cummings died at 4:31 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 73 years old on May 23. He worked in building maintenance at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, for 23 years. He retired July 1, 1996. He was a member of St. John's Church in Wood River. He was born in Alton, a son of Davis L. and Nellie P. Burch Cummings. He married Norma Jean Northcutt on June 29, 1947, in Wood River. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Peggy Easley and husband Joe of Granite City, Sandra Schlechte and husband Rich of Edwardsville, Judith Denton and husband Aubrey of Lake Charles, La.; sons, Michael Cummings and wife Charlotte of Gillespie, Timothy Cummings and wife Rose of Edwardsville, Mark Cummings and wife Judy of Staunton; a sister, Charlotte Davis of Nebo; brother, Victor Cummings of Morriston, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a sister, Lotus Mensing; brother, Hershel Cummings; and a grandson, Scott Maulding. 

Cummings, Theodore M.

Services for Theodore M. (Ted) Cummings, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to American Diabetes Foundation. Mr. Cummings died at 8:59 a.m. Sunday, August 23, 1998,in St. Francis Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 50 years old on October 17. He was a truck driver for Contempo of St. Louis. He enjoyed vintage model cars, watching television, eating out and visiting Disney World. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Theodore A. and Harriet Ladd Cummings. He married Kay Wagner on December 29, 1989, in Worden. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Timothy Cummings of Collinsville; a daughter, Kimberly Cummings of Williamson; step son, Randy Estell of Mt. Olive; step daughters, Michelle Middleton of Benld, Shari Overturf of Carlinville, Lori Keller of Mt. Olive; 11 grandchildren, Shane Boston, Davey Middleton, both of Carlinville, Billy and Crystal Overturf of New Haven, Mo., Melisa Middleton, Jiles, Selena and Stormee Lyons of Benld, Travis, Shelly Keller of Mt. Olive, Trisha Kester of Granite City; and a niece, Jennifer Rogier of Highland.

Curot, Nancy J.

Services for Nancy J. Curot, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with Arthur Roemer officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Christian Church of Gillespie, of which she was a member. Mrs. Curot died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 13, 1998, in Sunshine Manor of Carlinville. She was 93 years old on July 19. She was born in Walshville, a daughter of William and Lora Titsworth Smith. Her husband, Frank Curot, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Ruth E. Godwin of Webster Groves, Mo., Anna Mae Penn of Rolla, Mo.; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Ernest, Clarence and Shirley Smith and a sister, Bessie Corrington.

Curran, Edna F.

Graveside services for Edna F. Curran, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Chapman Cemetery there with the Rev. Ted Deal officiating. Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of local services arrangements. Services were previously held in Peoria at the Maxwell Road Church of God after which the remains were cremated. Mrs. Curran, of Peoria, died at 6:16 a.m. Thursday, January 28, 1999, in Bel-Wood Nursing Home there. She was 95 years old on September 28. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Pierce and Martha Hill Sawyer, and attended Nilwood schools. She was first married to Truman Woolridge who preceded her in death. On October 16, 1948, in Moro, she married Charles Curran; he died November 7, 1968. Surviving are daughters, Winona Miles of San Jose, Calif., V. Joyce Richards of Peoria; sisters, Cora Garcia of Houston, Martha Throne of Sonora, Calif.; 23 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 30 great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husbands were a daughter, Fay Webb; sons, Loy and Marvin Lee Woolridge; brothers, Al, Frank, Howard, Roy, Tom, Henry and Melvin Sawyer and sisters, Rosa Carter, Dorris Cornell, Ethel Mae Voyles, Alice and Grace Sawyer. 

Currence, Owen
Owen Currence, father of James Currence of Nokomis, died June 22, 1998, in his home in Batesville, Ind. He was 95 years old. He was a truck driver for Gulf Oil before he retired. Surviving are Eleanor, his wife of 72 years; daughter, Peg Ankrum of Metamora, Ind.; another son, Richard Currence of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A son, Robert Currence, preceded him in death.

Curtis, Wayne E.

Services for Wayne Edward Curtis, of Butler, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro with Joel Lohr of the Old Stonington Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Wares Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Huddleston Baptist Childrens Home in Centralia. Mr. Curtis died Sunday, May 30, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 82 years old on August 31. He resided in the Butler area most of his life and was a farmer. He was also a member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He was born in Witt, a son of Delbert John and Eva Kessinger Curtis. Surviving are a son, Richard Curtis of Springfield; daughters, Darlene Ross and husband Lemoyne of Springfield, Evelyn Kay Cole and husband Richard of Ramsey; a sister, Juanita File of Alton; two grandchildren, Amanda Kay Cole of Ramsey, Heather Lynn Robinson of Colorado, and a great grandson, Dustin Beaty of Denver, Colo. Among others surviving is a special niece, Debbie File Lorsbach of Collinsville. Preceding him in death was his twin brother.

Curto, Carl J.

Services for Carl J. Curto, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mr. Curto died at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 65 years old on December 16, and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a laborer in the construction industry and was a member of Labor Local 1084, Hillsboro. He was a member of Litchfield Moose Lodge 1634. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Louis and Genevieve Taylor Curto. He married Jean Elizabeth Hoffman on September 14, 1963. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Laurie Birkenkamp and husband Gary, Carla Birkenkamp and husband Fred, Tammy Logsdon and husband Joseph, all of Litchfield; a brother, James Curto and wife Judy of Litchfield; sisters, James Curto and wife Judy, Dorothy Parsons and wife Mel, all of Litchfield; eight grandchildren, Shannon Bishop, Derek Birkenkamp, Katie, Brian and Shean Logsdon, Jeremy Pattillo, Ashley and Joshua Birkenkamp; and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Wayne Curto and a sister, Louise Adams. Services for Carl J. Curto, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mr. Curto died at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 65 years old on December 16, and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a laborer in the construction industry and was a member of Labor Local 1084 in Hillsboro. He was a member of the Litchfield Moose Lodge 1634. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Louis and Genevieve Taylor Curto. He married Jean Elizabeth Hoffman on September 14, 1963, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Laurie Birkenkamp and husband Gary, Carla Birkenkamp and husband Fred, Tammy Logsdon and husband Joseph, all of Litchfield; brother, James Curto and wife Judy of Litchfield; sisters, Norma Walker and husband Edwin, Dorothy Parsons and husband Mel, all of Litchfield; eight grandchildren, Shannon Bishop, Derek Birkenkamp, Katie, Brian and Shean Logsdon, Jeremy Pattillo, Ashley and Joshua Birkenkamp; and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Wayne Curto and a sister, Louise Adams. Services for Carl J. Curto, of Litchfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections during the service were "The Rose," "How Great Thou Art" and "On Eagles Wings." Pallbearers were Richard W. Adams, Rick Grindley, Melvin Horn, all of Litchfield, Ed Kebel of Edwardsville, Dale Meyers of Bloomington, Eric Trobeck of Lithia Springs, Ga. Flag was presented to Mrs. Jean Curto by Will Tackaberry, commander of American Legion Post 436. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for family and friends in the Litchfield Moose Lodge by the Women of the Moose. Mr. Curto, 65, died Wednesday, April 14, in St. Francis Hospital.

Curvey, Chester C.

Services for Chester C. Curvey, formerly of Morrisonville, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Moffitt Funeral Home there with the Rev. David Glahn officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Mr. Curvey, of Vicksburg, Michigan, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, in the Total Living Center, Kalamzoo, Mich. He was 93 years old on February 4. He worked for Shell Oil Company from 1927 until his retirement in 1960. From 1954 to 1960, he was the chief operator for Shell Oil with the Wolverine Pipeline project. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Litchfield. He was born in Palmer, a son of Ace and Minnie Bock Curvey. His wife, the former Stella Coy, died in 1990. Surviving are a son, Keith Curvey and wife Linda of Mattawan, Mich.; grandson, Gregory Curvey and step grandchildren, Dina Hershberger and Kara Griner. Others surviving include sisters in law, Velma Curvey of Taylorville and Zelma Welch of Morrisonville. Preceding him in death was a brother, Mervil Curvey.

Cusimano, Pauline E.

Funeral Mass for Pauline E. Cusimano, of Livingston, will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund. Mrs. Cusimano died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 1999, in her home. She was 86 years old on February 21. She had resided in Livingston for the past 23 years and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. Before moving to Livingston, she and her husband, Alphonse, owned a store and lived in St. Louis. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., a daughter of John and Edwina Sommariva Giuliani. She married Alphonse Cusimano on November 5, 1931, in Edwardsville. He died February 20, 1985. Surviving are a son, Allen M. Cusimano and wife Shirley of Maryland Heights, Mo.; sisters, Olivia Dobrinich of Staunton, Rita Neumann and husband Bud of Livingston; brother, Alex Giuliani of Gillespie; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Others surviving include a brother in law, Earl Gori of New Douglas. Preceding her in death were sisters, Carmela Kyle and Edith Gori.

Cutler, Jeremy A.

Services for Jeremy Allen Cutler, a half brother of Amber and Jessie Cutler of Nokomis, was held Wednesday in Shelbyville. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Cutler, 24 on January 29, died early Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Shelby County Memorial Hospital as the result of multiple stab wounds sustained in a Shelbyville tavern. He was a machinist with Ihi Turbo America Company in Shelbyville. He was born in Decatur, a son of Bradley and Gwenda Marquiss Cutler, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1993. Surviving also are his father, Bradley Cutler of Shelbyville; mother and step father, Don and Gwenda Boys of Shelbyville; and a step brother, David Boys of Shelbyville.


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