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Eader, William Merrill

Graveside service for William Merrill Eader, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Brother Ed Diveley will officiate. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Eader, 83, was a resident of Litchfield Terrace. He died there at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 1998.

Ealey, Goldie Edith

Goldie Edith Ealey, mother of Elsie Budd of Litchfield, died at 7:18 a.m. Friday, September 11, 1998, in Pleasant Hill Village, Girard. She was 99 years old on August 22. She resided in Mechanicsburg and in Chatham before enterting the nursing home and was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. She was born in Lanesville, Ill., a daughter of Rufus and Rose Henry Disney. She married George Taylor Ealey and he preceded her in death in May 1956. Surviving besides Mrs. Budd are sons, William Ealey of Taylorville, Roscoe Ealey of Tucson, Ariz., Lester Ealey of Girard; other daughters, Helen Park of Springfield, Martha Befort of Denver, Colo., Bernice Bottoms of Petersburg, Eilene Callerman of Verden; a sister, Bertha Donathon of Indiana; several grandchildren and great grandchidlren. Preceding her in death were two sisters and a brother. Services were held this morning in Mechanicsburg. Burial was in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Fullenwider Park Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Eaton, Harrison W.

Services for Harrison W. "Harry" Eaton, of Worden, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Gregory Ohrenberg officiating. Burial will be in Quercus Grove Cemetery in rural Edwardsville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Worden Fire Department. Mr. Eaton died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 12, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 83 years old on October 29. He was truck driver for Lumber Distributors in Tucson, Ariz., before he retired. He resided in Worden for the past 22 years. He was born in Princeton, a son of J. King and Anna Mae Hamilton Eaton. He married Verna Suhre on June 5, 1948, in Alhambra. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Barbara G. Bougadis of Dallas, Texas along with four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Kay Eaton of Dallas and a sister in law, Ruth Porter of Pontiac. Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, Kathy; son, Larry Eaton; brothers, George, Arthur, Everett and Neil Watson, Gilbert Watson Porter; sisters, Mary Watson, Jessie Fuesel, Olive Frederickson, Viola Holacker, Opal Day and Laura Viksjo. 

Ebersohl, Ruby I.

Services for Ruby I. Ebersohl, of New Douglas, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating. Burial will be in ValHalla Cemetery at Belleville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Ebersohl died at 1:52 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 1998, in St. Anthony's Hospital, Alton. She was 56 years old on October 22. She was born in Carondelet, Ill., a daughter of Leory and Mildred Burkett Morgan. She married Richard L. Ebersohl on June 12, 1959, in East St. Louis. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Robin Ebersohl of New Douglas, Vicky Bono and husband Mark of Staunton; sons, Ricahrd Wayne Ebersohl and wife Robin, Kevin Ebersohl and wife Lauri, all of Staunton, Bryan Ebersohl and wife Kathy of Livingston; a brother, Kelly Morgan of Oakdale, Calif.; sister, Rosemary Brimm of Dupo; six grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

Eckhoff, Otto

Services for Otto Eckhoff, formerly of Nokomis, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sutton Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dale Best officiating. Burial will be in Ohlman Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Eickhoff died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, November 8, 1998, in Alabaster, Ala. A resident of Birmingham, Ala., he was 97 years old on July 25. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was born in Nokomis, a son of John and Mary Christner Eickhoff. He married Myrtle Stanley on April 15, 1931, in Ohlman. She preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Lavonne Schnell and husband Robert of Birmingham; a brother, Louis Eickhoff of Colona, Mich.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Minnie Stauder and Frieda Eckhoff.

Edmiston, William M.

William Murray Edmiston, father of Nancy Weitekamp of Raymond, died Friday, January 15, 1999, in Barry. Services were held in Barry on Sunday with burial in Kinderhook Cemetery. Surviving besides Mrs. Larry Weitekamp are his wife, Doretta Lucille; another daughter, Cathy white of Hull; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Edwards, Dorothy G.

Dorothy Glee Edwards, formerly of Hillsboro, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in Centennial Medical Center at Nashville, Tenn. A resident of Cookeville, Tenn., she was 88 years old on June 5. While residing in Hillsboro she worked at the Dutch Mill restaurant. She was born in Sunnybrook, Ky., a daughter of brady and Sadie Flowers Bertram. Her first husband, Paul J. Thompson and her second husband, Carl Edwards, both preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Paul Thompson of Bayfield, Colo., John Thompson of Hilton Head, S.C.; step sons, Dale Edwards of Hillsboro, Duane Edwards of Antioch, Calif.; brothers, William Bertram of Cincinnati, Ohio, Hobert Bertram of Owensboro, Ky., Alvin Bertram of Cookeville; sisters, Alice Ratermann of Cookeville, Lee Struss of Kissimmee, Fla., Norene Bradley of Owesboro; two grandchildren, Carl and Sarah Thompson, and a great grandson, Chandler Thompson. Preceding her in death were a brother, Marshall Bertram; and infant sister, Bernadine Bertram; and a grandson, Benjamin Daniel Thompson. Services were held in Cookeville with burial in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens there.

Edwards, Gilbert

Memorial service for Gilbert Edwards, of Gillespie, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home with Dwight Voyles officiating. Interment of the cremated remains will be in Worden Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Sunday after 1 p.m. Mr. Edwards died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. He was 89 years on October 15. He was a brakeman with the Illinois Terminal Railroad before he retired. He served in both the Army and the Merchant Marines during World War II, and was a member of VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. He was born in Girard, a son of Elmer and Verna Gardner Edwards. His wife, the former Dorothy Blume, died January 31, 1970. Surviving are daughters, Cheryl Jones, Barbara Daugherty, both of Gillespie; brothers, Edsel Edwards of Springfield, Don Edwards of Gillespie, Gene Edwards of Troy; sister, Doris Johnson of Collinsville; grandchildren, Gwen Jones of Gillespie, Jim Daugherty of Edwardsville, Michael Daugherty of Gillespie. Preceding him in death were a brother, Almont Edwards and a sister, ininfancy.

Edwards, Raymond B.

Raymond B. Edwards, formerly of Coffeen, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, in the Iowa Masonic Nursing home at Bettendorf, Iowa. He was 91 years old on July 9. He retired in 1981 as a custodian at Moline High School, where he had worked for 14 years. Before that he worked for Allis - Chalmers in Joliet. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge 826 A.F.&A.M., and a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Moline. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Justin and Mabel Morse Edwards. He married Fay Ragland on June 19, 1935, in Greenville. she died March 17, 1981. Surviving are a son, Robert Edwards of Moline; a sister, Virginia Willeford of Peoria; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A brother, Burrell Edwards, preceded him in death. Service was held in Moline on Thursday and committal service was held Friday at graveside in Montrose Cemetery, Greenville.

Egelhoff, Michael D.

Funeral arrangements for Michael D. Egelhoff, of Litchfield, are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mr. Egelhoff, 44, was prounounced dead at 7:44 p.m. Sunday, February 7, in his home. Services for Michael Darrell Egelhoff, of Litchfield, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Langhoff officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to either Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School. Mr. Egelhoff, 44 years old on November 12, died Sunday, February 7, 1999, in his home and was pronounced dead by the Montgomery County Coroner at 7:44 p.m. He was employed by Monterey Coal Company at Mine 1, Carlinville, as a mine repairman with 25 years of experience. He was a 1972 graduate of Litchfield High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College for one year. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield, and United Mine Workers of America Local 1613. He enjoyed boating. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Darrell Leon and Dolores Esther Meyer Egelhoff. He married Violet Jeanette Rogers on October 10, 1997, in Hillsboro. Surviving are his wife, Violet; parents, Darrell and Dodie Egelhoff of Litchfield; step sons, Nathan and Nicholas Gerl of Litchfield, Nolan Gerl of Mt. Olive; brother, Mark Egelhoff and wife Judy of Mesa, Ariz.; and three step grandchildren, Breanne, Dusty and Jacob Gerl. Others surviving include a niece, Nicole Egelhoff of Litchfield and a nephew, Cody Egelhoff of Mesa. Services for Michael Darrell Egelhoff, of Litchfield, were held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Langhoff officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Marilyn Niehaus was the organist. She accompanied the vocalist, Shirley Edwards, as she sang "Amazing Grace" and the congregation while they sang "God Will Take Care of You" and "Just As I Am, Without One Plea." Pallbears were Mark Anderson, Gregg Barry, Nathan Gerl, Robert Gorman, Jerry Osmoe and Dale Weidler. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the Zion Ladies Aid. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Egelhoff, 44, died Sunday, February 7, in his residence.

Eggerman, Lee Don

Lee Don Eggerman, father of Donald Eggerman of Nokomis, died Friday, September 18, 1998, in Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville. He was 56 years old last Oct. 3. He was born in Taylorville, a son of Eldon and Agnes Schwab Eggerman. Surviving also are a step son, Bob Brown of Pana; his mother, Agnes Mahan of Springfield; two half brothers, Gale Mahan of Springfield and Terry Mahan of Danvers. Services were held this morning in Taylorville with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery there.

Eickhoff, Frieda M.

Services for centenarian Frieda M. Eickhoff, of Nokomis, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mrs. Eickhoff died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. She was 101 years old on May 27. She was a garment worker and also worked as a clerk before she retired. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the LWML. She was born in Irving Township, a daughter of William and Wilhelmina Schmidt Meyer. She married Edward Adden in 1919; he died in 1946. She later married William Eickhoff; he died in 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Emery Harston and husband Orlieu of Nokomis along with 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Ed, Julius, Otto, William, Walter and Harry Meyer and sisters, Emma Meyer, Louise Fesser, Caroline Hilt, Tillie DeWerff, Hilda DeWerff, Margaret Tuetken and Alma Weber. 

Elam, Edith L.

Edith L. Elam, sister of Carol Lankutis of Litchfield, died Thursday, August 13, 1998, in Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center, Kenosha, Wis. She was 69 years old on April 9. Mrs. Elam, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., had resided in the Kenosha area since 1948. She was an active member of the Knosha First Baptist Church and a volunteer at the Kenosha Animal Shelter. Her hobbies included traveling to most of the 50 states and snowmobiling. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Robert W. and Amelia Smith Watkins, and attended schools here. She married Donald R. Elam on October 20, 1945, in Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Ronald G. Elam of Pleasant Prairie, Rodney G. Elam of Kenosha; a brother, William of Mississippi and two other sisters, Dorothy Cancio of Bakersfield, Calif., and Mary Tigner of Bolivia, Tenn. Services were held in Kenosha with burial in Sunset Ridge Cemetery. Bruch Funeral Home in Kenosha was in charge of arrangements.

Elam, John E.

Services for John E. Elam, of rural Smithboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Ripperdan Schildknecht Funeral Home, Mulberry Grove, with the Rev. Darryl Bolen and the Rev. Oley Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in rural Greenville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Smithboro Baptist Church. Mr. Elam died Tuesday, October 27, 1998, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. He was 69 years old on March 10, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver with Teamster Local 50, Belleville, until he retired. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was born in Walker, Ill., a son of Roy and Minnie Wright Elam. He married Melva Clanton on February 13, 1949, in Pocahontas, Ark. She survives. Surviving also are sons, John Eugene Elam of Smithboro, Henry Ervine Elam of Waverly, Tenn., Herbert Guy Elam of Frankfort; daughters, Pamela Marie Elam of Pocahontas, Ill., Mona Marlene Miller and husband Kent of Hagarstown; sister, Betty Stewart and husband Raymond of Beardstown; eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A half brother, Jewell Larimer, preceded him in death.

Elam, Kathleen J.

Services for Kathleen J. Elam, of Taylor Spring, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home with Bill Baughman officiating. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Taylor Springs Fire Department. Mrs. Elam died at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 1999, in her home. She was 62 years old on June 22. She worked as a waitress for the Canton Inn and the Moonlight Y. She also was owner and operator of Elam's Towing for more than 28 years. She was born in Witt, a daughter of William and Anita Striegel Shelton. She married Richard A. Elam Sr. on June 11, 1953, in Taylor Springs. He survives. Surviving are daughters, Debbie Jones and husband Jim of Hillsboro, Pam Guinn and husband Bill of Donnellson, Ranee Elam of Taylor Springs, Jodi Huber and husband Doug of Coffeen; a son, Dick Elam Jr. and wife Mona of Hillsboro; brothers, Louie, Leroy and Charlie Shelton, Denny and Herbert Jacobs; sisters, Shirley Adams, Dottie O'Neil, Darlene Christian, Charlotte Shelton and Helen Shelton; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Billy Shelton, Vernon Jacobs, Bobby Jacobs; sisters, Violet Jacobs and Hazel Shelton; and one grandson, Jordan Michael Jones in 1996.

Eldridge, Carlton B.

Carlton B. Eldridge, retired professor of music at Springfield College in Illinois, died Saturday, August 1, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center. He was 87 years old on April 4. Mr. Edlridge began teaching at Springfield College and continued there for more than 40 years. He also taught at Ursuline Academy and was an adjunct associate professor at Sangamon State University. He was a concert, oratorio and radio tenor from 1934 to 1970, and a published author and lecturer on music. He is named in Who's Who in Music and the Dictionary of International Biography among other publications. Burial will take place in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Mich. A memorial service will be held in Springfield at a later date. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlton B. Eldridge Scholarship Fund at Springfield College.

Elledge, Edwin C.

Edwin C. "Bud" Elledge, formerly of Litchfield, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, in Friendship Home, Carlinville. He was 78 years old on September 22. He was a career officer in the Air Force, retiring in 1967 with the rank of Major. During his 25-year military career he flew 35 missions in World War II and 41 missions in the Korean War and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. During his last 15 years of duty, he dealt with inter-continental ballistic missiles and was awarded the Master Missile badge. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Henry and Gladys Diana Baldwin. He married Marian Diana Baldwin in 1941 in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Diane L. Bloome and husband Richard of Carlinville, Karen D. Garrison and husband Dale of Virden; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, Lee E. Elledge. Interment of the cremains will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date. Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, is in charge of arrangements. 

Eller, Janet

Services for Janet Eller will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Allen and Sutton Funeral Home, Fillmore, with the Rev. Rich Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery at Fillmore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Miss Eller, of Decatur, died at 4:10 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Carle Hospital, Urbana. She was 59 years old on July 5. She was a collector with the Illinois Department of Revenue until 1995 when she retired due to a disability. She was born in Bingham, a daughter of Rupert Hoffman and Charlene Harrison Eller. Surviving are her mother, Charlene Eller and a sister, Imogene Fravela, both of Decatur, along with two nephews and six great nieces and nephews. Her father, Rupert, preceded her in death.

Eller, Johnnie R.

Services for Johnnie R. Eller, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Clint Braman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mr. Eller, of Jerseyville, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in Jerseyville Manor. He was 79 years old on July 13, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a carpenter and worked for the Olin Corporation in East Alton for 33 years before retiring in 1982. During his military service he was in the Railsplitter's Infantry Division (all Illinois) Company 1 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. He was born in Staunton, a son of Chester A. and Nancy J. Fones Eller. He married Esther L. Criner on August 9, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Joyce Muenstermann of Jerseyville; sons, Leonard Johnnie Eller of Ozark, Ala., Mickey Eller of Worden; brothers, Wilbert Eller of Staunton, Richard Eller of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Paul Eller of Manassas, Va.; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters, Dorothy Boster, Lorraine Boone and a brother, Chester C. Eller.

Elliot, Nikki S.

Services for the couple killed in a car-train crash Saturday afternoon near Nokomis are being held jointly at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Agape Word Fellowship Church in Vandalia. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in rural Ramsey. The families of Michael Lee Ballard and Nikki Sue Elliot will receive friends in the Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday or at the church on Thursday from one hour before the service. Michael Lee Ballard, of Vandalia, was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999, at the scene of the accident. He was 21 years old on January 5, and a laborer with Try-R-Construction of Ramsey. Nikki Sue Elliot, of Ramsey, was also pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999. She was 16 years old on October 28 and a student at Ramsey High School. The couple had a son, Kyle Barry Elliot, who was not with them at the time. He survives. Mr. Ballard was born in Hillsboro, a son of David and Vickie Hanley Hutchcraft; they survive. Also surviving are a brother, Billy Allen Hutchcraft of Vandalia; and grandparents, Bob and Lulubell Hanley of Ramsey and Alta Kendall of Vandalia. Miss Elliot was born in Effingham, a daughter of Barry Lynn and Renee Nash Elliot. Her mother, a resident of Memphis, Tenn., survives along with a sister, Bambi Elliot of Ramsey; grandparents, Chuck and Pat Nash of Ramsey, Roy Elliot of Vandalia, Elaine Elliot of North Carolina. Her father, Barry Elliot, preceded her in death on April 7, 1997.

Elliott, Ruth Andres

Funeral arrangements for Ruth Andres Elliott, of rural Hillsboro, are pending at Patton Memorial Home. Mrs. Elliott, 87, died Sunday, August 23, in Montgomery Health Care Center. Survivors include a son Wayne Elliott of Hillsboro and a daughter Paula Elliott of Donnellson. Services for Ruth Elliott, of rural Hillsboro, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Tom Compton, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Ware's Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Elliott died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 1998, in Montgomery Health Care Center. She was 87 years old on January 23. She spent most of her life in the Hillsboro, Butler and Litchfield areas. She completed three years of high school at Butler and graduation from Litchfield High School in the class of 1930. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Paul and Edith Kinder Andres. She married Walter V. Elliott on October 28, 1937, in Hillsboro. He died August 23, 1995. Surviving are sons, Gary Elliott and wife Jennifer of California; Wayne Elliott and wife Loretta of Donnellson; daughter, Paula Elliott of rural Hillsboro; a brother, Clyde Andres and wife Mary Jo of rural Hillsboro; sister, Pauline Voyles of Muncie, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers Dale and Wayne Andres, another brother in infancy and a sister, Pauline Voyles who resided in Muncie, Ind.

Ellsworth, Lura May

Services for Lura May Ellsworth, formerly of Mulberry Grove, were held at 11 a.m. today in the First Church of Christ there. The Rev. Max Whited officiated. Burial was in McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia. Ripperdan Schildknecht Funeral Home, Mulberry Grove, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church. Mrs. Ellsworth died Wednesday, November 4, 1998, in Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton, Wis. She was 84 years old on May 27. She was active in First Church of Christ and taught Sunday School there for many years. She was born in Taylorville, a daughter of Frank and Hetti Augustine English. She married Granvil Ellsworth on September 3, 1933, in Mulberry Grove. He died July 4, 1986. Surviving are a son, Dean Ellsworth and wife Beverly of Springfield; daughters, Nadine Miller and husband Glenn of Stoughton, Pat Gall and husband Charles of Collinsville; sister, Ira Elam of Mulberry Grove; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Blanche Hawkins and Verna Davis.

Elmore, Larry

Larry Elmore, formerly of Hillsboro, died Monday, July 26, 1999, in Colorado. A resident of Fort Collins, he was 57 years old on May 2, and an Army veteran. He had resided in Fort Collins since May 1995. He lived before that in Glendale, Ariz., from 1978 to 1995. A graduate of Hillsboro High School, he earned a degree in Computer Engineering from Arizona Tech School. He worked for several years for the Hillsboro Glass Company and then for the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures as an enforcement officer. He was baptized a member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hillsboro, the Eagles, the Moose and the Elks Lodges. He was also a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Harry and Eva Bernice Hannabarger Elmore. He married Mary Alice Chambers on July 17, 1962, in Coffeen. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Brian E. Elmore of Fort Collins; daughters, Shelly Elmore of Fort Collins, Melissa Davis of Loveland, Colo.; brothers, Robert Elmore Sr., of Jacksonville, Mike Elmore of Gillespie; sister, Opal Compton of Granite City; one grandson, Jeffrey Davis of Loveland. Preceding him in death was a sister, Dorothy Fletcher. Services were held in Colorado and the remains were cremated. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Disabled American Veterans.

Emerick, Norman D.

Norman D. Emerick, former director of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs board, died Thursday, July 9, 1998, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was 72 years old on December 23. Mr. Emerick, of Rushville, headed the fair association from 1973 to 1989 and served as both vice president and as president during his tenure. He received the Meritorious Service to 4©H award in 1977. He was also president and director of the Mid©Western Illinois Racing association, board member of the Illinois Standardbred advisory board and a director of the Illinois Standardbred Owners and breeders Association, Illinois State Fair speed superintendent, and a member of the U.S. Trotting Association, having served as a licensed harness race presiding judge. He was involved in many other activities also. He retired from farming in 1988 and then worked as a salesman at Eyler Auto Center in Rushville until his death. He was born in Bainbridge Township of Schuyler County, a son of Carl and Alta Clements Emerick. He married LeAnn Antrobus Eifer in 1973 in Springfield. She survives. Surviving also are two step children, a brother Roger Emerick of Rushville; and two step grandchildren. Services were held in Rushville with burial in the Rushville City Cemetery.

Endris, Dorcas Ann

Dorcas Ann Endris, formerly of Hillsboro, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, in Pana Community Hospital. She was 75 years old on July 11. She was a special education teacher for 23 years in the Pana school district and also taught at Sacred Heart school for three years. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Merle and Ruth Brookman Hayes. She married Francis Endris on July 17, 1944, in Pana. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Francine Nielsen of Clyde, N.C., Gaynelle Stanberry of Decatur; a son, Fredric Endres of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Janet Maney of Decatur; and four grandchildren. 

Engelhart, Eunice C.

Services for Eunice C. Engelhart, of Nokomis, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sutton Funeral Home there. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery in rural Nokomis. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church of Nokomis. Mrs. Engelhart died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 79 years old on January 26. She was a cook at Nokomis South School until she retired, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Giacomo and Maria Cortelloni Turchi. She married Harlan Engelhart on December 11, 1941, in Missouri. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Harvey Engelhart and wife Paula, Jerry Engelhart and wife Sherri, all of Nokomis; daughters, Judy Sanders, Mary Sparks and husband Tom and Carla Hoffman, all of Nokomis; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.

Enloe, Annette Lucille

Services for Annette Lucille Enloe, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Victor Kaltenbach officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from noon until the time of serivce. Mrs. Enloe died at 9 p.m. Monday, March 22, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Loma Linda, Calif. She was 76 years old on June 29. She spent her early years living in Chicago and then resided in the Sorento and Highland areas before moving to California. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of John and Marie Sanaone Mercurio. She married Arthur M. Enloe on May 25, 1946, in Wheaton. He died October 14, 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Marie Miller of San Bernardino, Calif.; a brother, John Nasman of Naperville; sisters, Janice Turner of Davis, Helene Havard of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Enslow, Grace L.

Services for Grace L. Enslow, formerly of Atwater, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, with the Rev. Anton Borella officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Ridge Cemetery at Atwater. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Enslow, of Carlinville, died at 6 p.m. Monday, January 25, 1999, in Carlinville Hospital. She was 92 years old on April 8. She was a member of the Atwater Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star 117 in Girard. She enjoyed playing cards and traveling. She was born in Atwater, a daughter of James M. and Mary Boston. Her husband, Leon I. Enslow, preceded her in death in 1966. Surviving is a son, James J. "Jud" Enslow of Atwater; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were a son, Leon A. Enslow in 1982, a great grandson, Tyler Robert Enslow in 1989, a brother and two sisters.

Eppinger, Carl M.

Services for Carl M. Eppinger, father of Linda Corso of Litchfield, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Eppinger died Sunday, October 31, 1999, in Prairie Village Health Care Center. He was 89 years old on March 24. He was a foreman at Nesco and later a presser at J. Capps and Sons before he retired. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was born in Ltichfield, a son of George and Bertha Josephine Emmons Eppinger. He married Louise Orris in 1947. She survives. Surviving besides his daughter, Linda and husband Tony, are sons, Walter C. Eppinger and wife Lorene; Robert Lee Eppinger, all of Gillespie; another daughter, Jo Ellen Hall and husband Don of Bethalto; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Others surviving include a special friend, Mary Landreth of Jacksonville. Preceding him in death were sisters, Norma Garella and Evelyn Seaman.

Ernst, Irma C.

Services for Irma C. Ernst, of New Douglas, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Immanuel Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Mark Sidney officiating. Burial will be in the New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lesicko Funeral Home at New Douglas. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Project 2000 or the Staunton Ambulance Service. Mrs. Ernst died at 11 a.m. Monday, December 6, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 77 years old on January 25. She assisted in the operation of the family farm and was a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the women's group of the church and a former Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was born in Mt. Olive Township of Macoupin County, a daughter of Frank and Dora Heien Keiser. She married Fred L. Ernst on September 4, 1949, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Karen Ruschhaupt and husband Lawrence of Staunton, Marilyn Ernst of Springfield; two grandchildren, Tim and Mark Ruschhaupt of Staunton. Others surviving include sisters in law, Vera and Irma Keiser of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were brothers, Elmer, Lester and Norman Keiser.

Ernst, Judith A.

Services for Judith Ann Ernst, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Douglas, with the Rev. Mark Sidney officiated. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Lesicko Funeral Home, New Douglas. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Project 2000, New Douglas PTO Scholarship Fund or the Sorento School Technology Fund. Mrs. Ernst, of New Douglas, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 1999, in her home from a gun shot accident. She was 48 years old on March 6. She was a teacher in Bond County Community Unit District 2 since 1974, and was teaching third grade in the Sorento school. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the women's group there, the Kessinger American Legion Auxiliary Unit 713 of Sorento, New Douglas Old Settler Community Club, P.T.O. of New Douglas and the Sorento - Highland Band Parents Association. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Clarence and Reba Dove Wall. She married Harold A. Ernst on September 19, 1980, in New Douglas. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter and son, Tammy and David Ernst, both at home; her mother, Reba Wall of Sorento; sister, Linda Niehaus and husband Don of Donnellson. Her father, Clarence Wall, preceded her in death.

Ernst, Lawrence W.

Services for Lawrence William Ernst, of the Alhambra - New Douglas area, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the United Church of Christ of Grantfork with the Rev. David P. Schlelka officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Spengel - Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland, or from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Grantfor United Church of Christ or the Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Ernst died at 10:35 p.m. Sunday in Hampton Nursing Care at Alhambra. He was 89 years old on September 30, and an Army veteran. He was a farmer all of his life. In his early years he hauled milk and helped with the trashing. He and his brother farmed near Raymond. He and his wife, Velma, raised dairy, other livestock and grain in an area bounded by Leaf, Alhambra, Saline and Marine Townships in Madison County. They retired at age 65 but continued to live on the farm until moving to Hampton Nursing Care in 1995. He was one of the founders of the Highland Community School Unit District 5, serving on the new shcool board from 1950 to 1965 and as board president from 1957 to 1965. He enjoyed hunting, tinkering, restoring tractors and repairing furniture. He was a member of the Grantfork United Church of Christ, Churchmen's Brotherhood, founding member of the Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department, and member and director of the Madison County Farm Bureau. He was born in New Douglas, a son of Charles William and Lizzie Adams Ernst. He married Velma Dorothea Kruse on February 26, 1935, in New Douglas. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Kenneth Ernst and wife Judith of Highland, Larry Ernst and wife Vicki of Nashville; daughter, Ruth Ann Ernst of Dallas, Texas; brother, Erwin Ernst and wife Addie of Naples, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Others suviving include a foster brother, John Eppenheimer of Alton. Preceding him in death were sisters, Ann LeDuc, Lydia Peters, Lynn Chartrand, Josephine Fielner and brothers, Albert, Louis and Walter Ernst and William Ernst in infancy.

Ernst, Margaret Dorothy

Services for Margaret Dorothy Ernst, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Becker and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Mt. Olive Cemetery or Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive. Mrs. Ernst died at 5 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 90 years old on October 13. She was a teacher in the Mt. Olive School District for many years. A member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, she was baptized there on December 22, 1907 by the Rev. Nottbohm and confirmed on March 25, 1923 by the Rev. Hofhenke. She was a gradue of Illinois State Teachers College, Normal, and a 1925 graduate of Mt. Olive High School. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Jacob L. and Janna Weerts Fuchs. She married Emil H. Ernst on June 24, 1945, in Mt. Olive by the Rev. Hofhenke. Mr. Ernst died September 2, 1980. Surviving is a sister, Dorothy Fuchs of Mt. Olive. Other survivors include a nephew, David Fuchs of Troy, Mich; niece, Linda Fuchs of Novi, Mich.; and a sister in law, Alma Fuchs of Sterling Heights, Mich. Services for Margaret Dorothy Ernst, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Terrry Breum officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "What a Friend We have in Jesus." Rosemary Messner was pianist and soloist. Pallbearers were Nolan O'Neal, Walter Friesner Jr., Erhardt Prange, Roy Feldmann, Terry Bruem and Ed Becker. Mrs. Ernst, 90, died Sunday, September 6, in St. Francis Hospital.

Erspamer, Teresa M.

Funeral Mass for Teresa M. Erspamer, of Gillespie, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home. Prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld Nutrition Center. Mrs. Erspamer died at 1:50 this morning, Thursday, August 19, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 91 years old on June 2. She was born in Sawyerville, a daughter of James and Rosa Contratto Meno. Her husband, Julius Erspamer, survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Tami Watkins and husband Wayne, and two grandchildren, Scott and Tiffany Watkins, all of Gillespie. Preceding her in death were brothers, Charles and John Meno.

Erwin, Charles R.

Charles R. Erwin, brother of Bonnie Baron and Betty Oakley of Taylor Springs, died Wednesday, October 14, 1998, in Beloit, Wisconsin, after suddenly becoming ill. He resided in Rockford, Ill., and 70 years old on August 28, and an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre and of the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver for 35 years before retiring in 1991. He was employed by Cassens Transport of Belvidere. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Ira D. and Hattie Osborn Erwin, and was twice married. He married Mary G. Foster on January 14, 1955, in Paducah, Ky. She died. He married Judith E. Larson Aves on May 14, 1989, in Belvidere. She survives. Surviving also are four sons, two daughters and six grandchildren, none from the local area. Also surviving are a brother, Roy Erwin and wife Margaret of Sun City, Ariz. A brother, Ike Erwin preceded him in death. Services were held in Belvidere with burial in the Belvidere Cemetery.

Eskew, George W.

Services for George W. Eskew, brother of Gene Eskew of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Girard. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Eskew, of Girard, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 81 years old on January 20. He retired from military service, having spent 20 years with the Navy and the Coast Guard and 10 years with the Civil Service. He was born in Buffalo Hart, a son of Elsworth Sherman and Mabel Ann McHenry Eskew. He married Eilleen Peat in 1943 in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Katherine Bristo, Janice Chorn, both of Girard, Elizabeth Hensey of Springfield; sisters, Evelyn Lutz of Auxvasse, Mo., Helen Feytag and Dorothy Kates, both of Carlinville, Mildred Brown of Port Richey, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Eskew, James

Graveside services for James Eskew, of Nokomis, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 11 to 12:30 p.m. in Stiehl - Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Eskew died at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. Born in St. Louis, he was 73 years old on October 1.

Eskra, Mertha G.

Services for Mertha G. Eskra, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father David Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memroials be directed to the American Lung Association or Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis. Mrs. Eskra died at 11 a.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 82 years old on December 29. She resided in Hillsboro most of her life and was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She was born in Witt, a daughter of Louis and Mathilda Bourke Pogue. She married Andy Leo Eskra on February 29, 1936, in Newton. He died February 9, 1984. Surviving are daughters, Martha Schaefer and husband Robert of Worden, Peggy Eskra of Hillsboro; and two grandchildren, Matthew Schaefer and Mark Eskra.

Essman, Elberta

Elberta Essman, formerly of Nokomis, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, in Watseka. She was 92 years old on August 23. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Frank and Bertha Hardy Kettelkamp, and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1924. She also graduated from Brown's Business School in St. Louis. She married the Rev. Clarence H. Essman on September 21, 1927, in Nokomis. They served many churches throughout Illinois. He died October 19, 1981. Surviving are two children, Phyllis Walsh and Kenneth Essman, both of Gilman; a sister, five grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Estell, Opal C.

Opal Clotfelter Estell, formerly of Hillsboro, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She was 90 years old on September 12. One of six children of Walter and Lizzie Sonleiter Clotfelter, she was reared in Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1929. Soon after graduation she went to Detroit and was employed as a secretary until her retirement. On November 20, 1935, she married Elmer Ehlenfeldt. After his death, she married Frank Estell. He also preceded her in death. She was the last of her immediate family. Preceding her in death were brothers, Amos, Jerry and Melvin Clotfelter and sisters, Marian Goodman and Dorothy Case. Services and burial were in Michigan.

Estell, Rocky L.

Services for Rocky Leroy Estell, of Hillsboro, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Dallas White, pastor of the Schram City Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Estell died at 4 p.m. Friday, December 24, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 57 years old on February 22. He was a welder with Fiat - Allis and was also self employed as a carpenter. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, baseball and restoring antique furniture. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Roscoe and Marie Beane Estell. He married Sandra Lee Speed on December 3, 1960, in Litchfield with Justice of the Peace J. Carl Dodds presiding. Surviving are his wife, Sandra; sons, Larry Estell and wife Kathleen of Hillsboro, Steven Estell and wife Tammy of Litchfield; daughter, Pamela McDice and husband Kevin of Hillsboro; step father, Harold Loyd Sr., of Ocala, Fla.; brothers, Donald Estell and wife Anna of Hornsby, Robert Tipsword and wife Vicki of Ocala, Harold Loyd Jr. and wife Toni of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Randy Loyd and wife Peggy of Percy; sisters, Evelyn Odle and husband Paul of Hornsby, Nancy Lang and husband Jim of Hillsboro, Jody Hodges and husband Ralph of Stonington, Jennie Osborn and husband Mike of Litchfield; six grandchildren, Tyler, Bradley, Lauren and Rodney Estell, Nathan and Miranda McDice. Preceding him in death were, besides his parents, infant daughters, Cheryl and Linda Estell; brother, William Estell; and sister, Mary Lou Hollis. Services for Rocky Leroy Estell, of Hillsboro, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Dallas White, pastor of the Schram City Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Bishop, Gary Black, Rich Bolar, Butch Covili, Jim Jackson and Steve Roberts. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the VFW Auxiliary. Mr. Estell, 57, died Friday, December 24, in Hillsboro Health Care Center.

Evans, Betty Jo

Services for Betty Jo Evans, mother of Rick Evans of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. today in Olmstead Funeral Home, Heber Springs, Arkansas. Burial was in Rosebud Cemetery, Rosebud, Arkansas. Mrs. Evans, of Quitman, Arkansas, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 1998, in Central Arkansas Hospital following a long illness. She was 70 years old. She was born in Rosebud, a daughter of Joe and Lucille DuPriest. She married Robert Eugene Evans in 1946 in Rosebud. He survives. Surviving also, besides Rick Evans and his wife Jamie, are another son, Bobby Evans of North Little Rock, Arkansas; daughters, Lisa Tharp and husband Allan of Quitman, Debbie Stone and husband Ricky of North Little Rock; sisters, Charlsie Roberts and Freda Moon, both of Arkansas; and seven grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Eugene in infancy.

Evans, Grace Ann

Grace Ann Evans, formerly of Litchfield, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, in Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac. She was 99 years old on July 29. A resident of Springfield for 55 years, she worked for more than 33 years in women's ready to wear. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of William E. and Mary A. Mecham Frazier. Her husband, John T. Evans, died in 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara L. Lowenthal of Palm City, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Lt. Col. Jack T. Evans and a daughter, Mary A. Pfeiffer. Services were held today in Rochester. Burial was in the Rochester Cemetery. Wilson Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Evans, Richard K.

Richard K. "Dick" Evans, formerly of Hillsboro and a former Montgomery County Sheriff deputy, died Sunday, September 27, 1998, in his home at Lake of Egypt. He was 55 years old on March 7. He began a long career in law enforcement with the sheriff's department in 1968, and was accepted to the Illinois Bureau of Investigation Academy in 1970. He served as office manager of the Department of Criminal Investigation until 1993 when he was given the command of District 22 at Ulin. In 1995, he was transferred to District 13, DuQuoin, where he served in various capacities. At the time of his death, he held the rank of lieutenant. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1961 and attended Louisiana State University before enlisting in the Army. After his military service, he completed a degree in political science at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Kenneth and Rachael Maninflor Evans. He married Dawn Marie Pritchett on September 27, 1997. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Kyle Richard Evans, a student at Murray State University, Collin Roger Evans of Carterville; his mother, Rachael Evans of Vandalia; brother, Jerry Evans of Vandalia. Other survivors include a step daughter, Katie Pritchett of Addison and a step son, Zachaus Pritchett of Palatine. Services will be held Wednesday morning in Marion with burial in McKinney Chapel Cemetery at Lake of Egypt. Meredith Blue Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Everett, Betty Sue

Services for Betty Sue Everett, of Nokomis, will be held at noon Friday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. David Ziegenbein, pastor of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church of rural Raymond. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service. Mrs. Everett died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 63 years old last April 12. She resided in the Hillsboro and Nokomis areas all of her life and worked in area nursing homes and at Hillsboro Hospital in the housekeeping departments. She was born in Kentucky, a daughter of Collins and Rose Grooms Tarver. She married Kenneth Everett on May 28, 1969, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Mary Jones and husband Sean of Nokomis; brother, Bobby Tarver of Lansing, Mich.; sisters, Emma Jean Rushing, Barbara Oberle, both of Louisianna, Lorreane of Michigan; one grandchild, Savannah Marie Jones of Nokomis. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Patty Sue Everett and a grandchild, Stephanie Porter.

Eyman, Lillian J.

Services for Lillian J. Eyman, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hough Colonial Home, Morrisonville, with the Rev. Jim Thomson officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Cancer Fund. Mrs. Eyman died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 1999, in St. Vincent's Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. She was 94 years old last December 31. She worked for the Brown Shoe Company and was a telephone operator in Litchfield in her early years. After she and her husband moved to Morrisonville, she worked at the Illiopolis Munitions plant then at a dress factory in Kincaid and as a telephone operator in Morrisonville. She was also a cook at the high school cafeteria. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star Roseland Chapter 736 of Owaneco and Rebekah Orient Lodge 2 of Palmer. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Peter W. and Mary Olive Ray McDaniel. She married Clarence E. "Heavy" Eyman on April 16, 1924. He died December 26, 1976. Surviving are their five children, Warren Eyman and wife Charlotte of Little Rock, Ark., Irene Kent and husband William, Jean McKinney and husband Charles, Albert Eyman and wife Beverly, all of Morrisonville, Mary Harper and husband John of Assumption; and 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two sisters and a grandson, Benjamin Kent on August 17,1996.


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