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‘Bill’ Conlin
Funeral services for William G. “Bill” Conlin, 74, of Sullivan were held at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan.
He died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Services were held Monday in the church with burial in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Arrangements were by the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan.
Mr. Conlin was born Nov. 21, 1925 in Moultrie County, the son of Thomas and Kathryn Lang Conlin. He was retired from the Water Dept. of the City of Sullivan and was a member of St. Columcille Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post #68, all in Sullivan. He married Frances B. Hostetler June 26, 1953 in Shelbyville. She died Jan. 31, 1998. 
Surviving are sons, Kim Conlin and wife Rose Mary of Yankton, S.D. and Mark S. Conlin of Sullivan; daughter, Kathy Denton of Sullivan; brother, Dick Conlin of Sullivan; and grandchildren, Matthew, Patrick and Rebecca Glidden of Yankton, S.D., Matthew and Cole Denton of Sullivan and Stephanie and Sierra Conlin, also of Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; two brothers, Joseph and Edward; and a sister, Mary English.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Columcille Catholic Church Building Fund.

Lawrence Cox
Services for G. Lawrence Cox, 92, of Lovington were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Arthur. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery.
He died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 in his home.
Mr. Cox was born in Arthur on Dec. 18, 1907, the son of Edward and Nellie York Cox. He was a retired farmer, having farmed south of Lovington since 1938 and had a lifelong passion for his land. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lovington. He married Mildred M. VonLankin Jan. 1, 1938 in Arthur, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Max Cox and wife Karen of Lovington; grandchildren, Heather, Kelley and Ashley Cox of Minneapolis, Minn.; great-grandson, Dillon Cox of Minnesota; sisters, Dorothy Roberts of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Gladys McCallister of Tulane, Cal.; brother-in-law, Ervin VonLankin and wife Mabel of Charleston; sisters-in-law, Minnie Taylor of Arthur, Grace Randall and husband Bob of Arthur and Lorene Martin and husband Howard of Las Vegas, Nev.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Memorials are suggested to the Lovington Ambulance Service.

Mrs. Paul Harshman
Funeral services for Mrs. Paul (Mary E. Corder) Harshman, 88, of Sullivan were held at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ with Felix Hagerman officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery with the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan in charge of arrangements.
She died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Mrs. Harshman was born Dec. 21, 1911 in Nacogdoches County, Texas, the daughter of Harrison and Achsah Morris Corder. She was a member of the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ. Mary married Paul Harshman Sept. 30, 1989 in Sullivan, and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter Patricia Hagerman and her husband Felix of Sullivan; stepsons, Milton Harshman and his wife Marsha and Burnett Harshman and his wife Vesta, all of Sullivan; sisters, Eloise Hutchinson and her husband Joe of Gretna, La. and Temple Ewing of Austin, Texas; 13 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, two sons, one grandson, five brothers and three sisters.

Florence Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Raymond (Florence Merold Rutledge) Jones, 85, of Dalton City were held at 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the Macon Cemetery in Macon.
She died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 in the Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur.
Mrs. Jones was born Aug. 25, 1914 in Dalton City, the daughter of John and Lena Rahn Merold. She was a former postal employee in Dalton City and a member of the Dalton City United Methodist Church. She married Walter Rutledge in July 1929, and he died Dec. 31, 1984. She then married Raymond Jones in June 1991, and he died in July 1996.
Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Ruth Rutledge of Dalton City; grandchildren, Roger Rutledge and wife Linda of Argenta, Kimberly King and husband Mike of Decatur; great-grandchildren, Richard Rutledge of Sullivan, Rhonda Rutledge of Peoria; and their mother Johanna Rutledge of Sullivan. Also included are Carlyn and Erin Rutledge of Argenta, and Adam, Jerod and Hillary King of Decatur. A sister, Lucile Bobbit of Dalton City also survives.
She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Lee Rutledge, five brothers, two sisters, her husbands, one grandson and one great-grandson.
Memorials are suggested to the Dalton City United Methodist Church.

Donald Smith
Services for Donald Joseph Smith, 69, of Lovington were held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mt. Zion. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington in charge of arrangements.
He died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Mr. Smith was born Aug. 25, 1930 in Decatur, the son of John “Jack” Thomas and Margaret Vollmer Smith. He was a retired farmer, served on the Lovington School Board for 25 years, was a trustee on the Lovington Township Board, a member of Lovington Kiwanis, served on the Drainage Committee for Lovington Township, was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mt. Zion, was a Democrat Precinct Committeeman, a past member of the Knights of Columbus, and had belonged to the National Guard.
He married Zelpha “Sammie” Hale March 11, 1950, and they would have celebrated their much anticipated 50th wedding anniversary in three weeks. She survives along with a son, Douglas Joseph Smith and wife Kristie of Lovington; daughters, Cheryl Marie Murphy and husband Danny and Karen Anne Smith-Cox and husband Max both of Lovington, and Amy Renee’ Graven and husband Doug of Sullivan.
Grandchildren include Wyatt, Meghan and Mallory Murphy of Lovington; Tyler and Alexis Graven of Sullivan; and Zach, Austin and Sean Smith of Lovington. A twin brother, Daniel Francis Smith and his wife Nan of Tulsa, Okla., also survive.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Memorials are suggested to the Lovington Ambulance Service. 
Don’s first love was God and his family; he was very proud to be able to say that. He enjoyed his friends and was thankful for them. He farmed west of Lovington for 35 years, and his heart was always in it. He was a hero to his family.

Joseph Solorio
Joseph Paul Solorio, infant son of Ruben Solorio and Andrea Jo Davis of O’Fallon, Mo., was stillborn Feb. 13, 2000 in St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. There will be no visitation. The McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are his parents of O’Fallon, Mo.; grandparents, Jack and Judy Davis of St. Charles, Mo. and Jose Solorio of San Felipe, Chilaprillo, Mexico; great-grandparents, Kenneth and Betty Davis and Mrs. Del Nettleship, all of Decatur; great-great grandmother, Mary Wilson of Sullivan; special aunt, Erica of O’Fallon, Mo., other aunts, Angelica, Carmen and Erica; and uncles, David, Francisco, Ignacio, Jose Luiz, Rafel, Manuel and Feliciano.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother Maria Solorio and an uncle, Robbie Davis.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Marie Bailey
A Mass of Christian Burial for Marie T. Bailey, 85, of Mattoon was held at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon with the Schilling Funeral Home in Mattoon in charge of arrangements.
She died at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 in the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.
Born Sept. 18, 1914 in St. Louis, Mo., she was a daughter of Joseph and Josephine Tomaszkiewica Tuzzo. She was a member of St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan and was a charter member of the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital Guild. She married Russell A. “Russ” Bailey Aug. 1, 1936, and he died Jan. 2, 1989.
One sister preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the St. Michael’s School in Sigel.

Mrs. Ervin Beachy
Mrs. Ervin (Anna E. Helmuth) Beachy, 87, of Arthur died at 7:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 in The Arthur Home in Arthur.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church in rural Arcola with visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 today (Wednesday) in the church. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery with the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur in charge of arrangements.
Born July 9, 1912 in Douglas County, she was a daughter of Benjamin and Lizzie Schrock Helmuth. She was a member of the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church. She married Ervin E. Beachy Dec. 1, 1936 in Arthur, and he survives.
Other survivors include a son, Dave Beachy of Arthur; brothers, Joe Helmuth of Sarasota, Fla., Noah Helmuth of Kalona, Iowa and Eli Helmuth of Hutchinson, Kan.; sister, Mattie Otto of Kokomo, Ind.; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Marvin Bromley
Graveside services for Marvin Bromley, 96, of Sullivan were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with arrangements by the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.
He died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
Born June 27, 1903 in Sullivan, he was a son of Floyd and Della Bromley. He had been a clerk for the Illinois Central Railroad and was a member of the Sullivan Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by two nephews.
Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Mrs. ‘Bud’ Mason
Services for Mrs. Charles “Bud” (Mary Lee Bode) Mason, 74, of Taylorville were held at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Edinburg First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Old Stonington Cemetery with arrangements by the Shafer Funeral Home in Taylorville.
She died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 27, 1925 in Taylorville, she was a daughter of George Fred and Freda Elizabeth Anderson Bode. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She married Charles E. “Bud” Mason Jr. of Taylorville, and he survives.
Other survivors include a son, Charles “Bud” Mason III of Edinburg; daughters, Mrs. Roger (Nila Elizabeth) Sides of Stonington, Mrs. Ed (Martha) Atkins of Dalton City, Mrs. J.J. (Mary Louise) Norville of Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Larry (Jo Laine) Smith of Pana; brother, George Fred Bode Jr. of Frederick, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
One grandchild and two sisters preceded her in death.

‘Bill’ Mitchell
Services for William H. “Bill” Mitchell, 51, of Arthur were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Arthur United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Arthur in charge of arrangements.
He died at 5:52 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 in his home in Arthur.
Born June 2, 1948 in Effingham, he was the son of Lawrence Rolland and Rosie Etta Goen Mitchell. He was a farmer for Daily Farms for ten years, then worked as maintenance personnel at the Arthur Schools since 1990. He was a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church, and retired from the Arthur Volunteer Fire Dept. after ten years of service. He married Cheryl Lynn Browning April 27, 1974 in Decatur, and she survives.
Other survivors include sons, Ronnie Mitchell of Arthur and Donnie Mitchell of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Billie Bernius, Kim Daily and Kelly Carroll, all of Arthur; his mother of Arthur; sister, Grace Hutchcraft of Arthur; and six grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the ALS Assn. or to the Arthur United Methodist Church.

‘Buck’ Rowe
Services for Granville L. “Buck” Rowe, 81, of Windsor were held at noon Monday in the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery.
He died at 7:26 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Born March 12, 1918 in Hammond, Ind., he was a son of Granville Lee and Ada Mae Lawson Rowe. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in Panama from 1940 to Oct. 8, 1943 when he received a medical discharge. He was a professional horse trainer and chef, retiring from the Embassy Restaurant in Arcola. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Windsor Christian Church and the Old Time Fiddler’s Assn. in Shelbyville. He married Dorothy Jackson Walter Dec. 25, 1947, and she preceded him in death. He also married Marjorie Craig Moino, and she preceded him in death. He married Awanda Shores McKibben Rietz Guy, and she survives.
Other survivors include sons, Randall Steven of Toledo, Dennis Michael Rowe of Hinsdale and Kevin Keith Rowe of Flower Mound, Texas; daughters, Sheila Kathleen, Rebecca Lee Moran of Allenville and Janet Louise Christian of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, Rex Rowe of Momence and Richard Rowe of Mattoon; sisters, Blanche Hammerschmidt of Monticello, Beverly Vanderpooten of San Antonio, Texas and Mary Koski Burner of Indianapolis, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
One sister and one daughter preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Windsor Peace Meal site or the Windsor Christian Church.

Opha Wiseley
Graveside services for Opha J. Wiseley, 75, of Sullivan were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan in charge of arrangements.
He died at 10:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 in Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.
Born Feb. 28, 1924 in Kirksville, he was the son of Charles and Maggie Stainbrook Wiseley. He was retired from Borg-Warner in Decatur, attended the Christian Fellowship Church of God in Sullivan and was a World War II Army veteran. He married Betty J. Chapman Dec. 29, 1979 in Sullivan, and she survives.
Other survivors include sons, Ronnie of Moreno Valley,
Cal., Joe of Miraloma, Cal. and Keith of Stanton, Mich.; daughters, Terry Snow and Pat Leinweaver, both of Riverside, Cal.; stepson, Terry Phillips of Mattoon; brother, Ralph Wiseley of Sullivan; and a sister, Flossie Atteberry of Sullivan; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice.

Dr. B.B. Gray
A memorial service for Dr. Burl Bradley Gray, 61, of Pacific Palisades, Cal. was held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the First Methodist Church in Santa Monica, Cal.
Dr. Gray peacefully passed away on Feb. 16, 2000 surrounded by his loving family.
Dr. Gray was born June 1, 1938 in Mattoon to Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Gray.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Bradley and Kara Gray and Wendy Gleason; and mother, Virginia Gray Cady.
Burl attained his degree, Doctor of Philosophy, in 1963 from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Gray, a former resident of Bethany, was a renowned specialist in the field of Speech Pathology, and published two books. His varied career included Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, Director of Research at the Behavioral Sciences Institute, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Wichita State University, President/CEO of McFann-Gray & Associates and Vice President of Aeroterra, Inc.
He developed major training programs, computer software packages, is a US patent holder and authored professional articles and book chapters. He was involved in the development of 13 companies in electronics, management consulting, R&D and education. He has been involved in the aerospace industry since moving to Pacific Paladsades in 1986.
Burl enjoyed the finer things: family, friends, gourmet food, a good laugh and a cigar.
Those who wish to honor his memory may send a contribution (specifically for Hepatitis C research) to: Regents of the University of California, c/o Dr. Paul Martin/Director of Hepatology, UCLA School of Medicine, 10945 Le Conte Ave., Rm. 2114 PVUB, LA, CA 90095.

Ann Mattli
Funeral services for Ann Best Mattli, 67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zion Lutheran Church in Poplar Bluff with the Cottrell Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in The Lutheran Cemetery in Farmington, Mo.
She died Saturday Feb. 26, 2000 in the Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff.
Born Nov. 14, 1932, she was a daughter of Ellis J. and Nellie C. Murphy Best. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis and was employed as an operating room nurse at St. Luke’s from 1953 to 1955. She then moved to Houston, Texas where she served as a heart and vascular operating room nurse in St. Luke’s Texas Children’s Hospital. In 1956 and 1957, she served as an operating room nurse in the Highland Hospital in Shreveport, La. She then moved to Dallas, Texas where she was the head operating room nurse in the Baylor University Medical Center from 1957 to 1960.
In 1960 she moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo. and was employed as the operating room supervisor in the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Following her retirement from the VA Medical Center, she joined the staff at the Northwest Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. During her nursing career, she earned 32 additional credit hours for her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University and Arkansas State University. She also held A.O.R.N. certification for five years from 1983 to 1989.
Survivors include a son, Ron Mattli and his wife Joan of Williamsville, Mo.; grandchildren Ashley and Meagan Mattli of Williamsville; and an uncle, aunts and cousins.
Two brothers, Robert “Bob” Best and Ed Best, preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church building fund or the United Cancer Assistance Network in Poplar Bluff.

Dorothy Cutler
Services for Mrs. Charles (Dorothy Adeline Buskirk) Cutler,95, of Decatur were held at 11 a.m. Tusday in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur. Burial was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery with the Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
She died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 in Lincoln Manor Nursing Home in Decatur.
Born Jan 26, 1905 in Dollville, she was a daughter of the Rev. William F. and Effie Neil Buskirk. She was a homemaker and member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She married Charles F. Cutler April 8, 1923, and he died Aug. 31, 1988.
Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Donald (D. Lorraine) Goveia of Decatur (formerly of Sullivan), Opal Phee of Decatur and Mrs. Harold (Alice M.) Hayes of Decatur; sons, Ernest F. Cutler of Decatur and Charles William Cutler of Mt. Pleasant, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, one half sister, one half brother, one grandson and one great-granddaughter preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to St. John’s Episcopal Church or to the Lincoln Manor Nursing Home in Decatur.

Francis Daily
Services for Francis Lloyd Daily, 82, of Arthur were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Dorans. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cooks Mills with arrangements by the Shrader Funeral Home in Arcola.
He died at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 in his home.
Born March 21, 1917 in rural Arthur, he was a son of Harry and Irma Ellison Daily. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Coles County Farm Bureau and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He married Karen R. Lanphier April 15, 1962 in rural Dorans, and she survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Kay) Horn of Mattoon, Mrs. David (Lynn) Funck of Lawrenceville, NJ and Jean Daily of Mattoon; brother, Omer Daily of Arthur; and five grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the St. Paul’s Church organ fund.

Rachel Griffin
Services for Rachel A. Griffin, 82, of Taylorville were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Connolly-McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
She died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000.
She was an author. She married Wilbert Griffin, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons, Gerold of San Angelo, Texas, William of Taylorville, Albert of Cynthiana, Ind., Michael of Decatur and Glen of Stonington; daughters, Rose Marie Cooper of Granite City, Bonnie Jean Mitchelson of Taylorville and Margie Hurst of Lovington; 20 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
One brother, one sister and two grandchildren preceded her in death.

‘Abby’ Rathbun
A graveside service for Leota Jane “Abbie” Abercrombie (Stearns) Rathbun, 78, of Decatur was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola in charge of arrangements.
The former Sullivan resident died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 in Lincoln Manor in Decatur.
Born Sept. 25, 1921 in Windsor, she was the daughter of Raymond and Minnie Dale Storm Abercrombie. She was employed at Brown Shoe Co. in Sullivan for several years and later worked at Walgreens in Decatur. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Decatur. She married Truman Stearns, and he died in 1958. She later married Cecil Dale Rathbun, and he died in 1999.
She is survived by seven stepchildren and several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Alma Smith
Mrs. Russel (Alma M. Jones) Smith, 89, of Prairie Village, Kan. died at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 in her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 in the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan with the Rev. Glen Stewart officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery in Casey.
Mrs. Smith was born July 7, 1910 in Greenup, the daughter of Tecumseh S. and Ophia M. Fisher Jones. Alma received her bachelor of science degree from DePauw University, her master of science degree from Eastern Illinois University and her A.C.M.E. from the University of Illinois, was a vocal, instrumental and classroom teacher in Casey, Elmwood, Gibson City, Westfield and the Sullivan schools. She was also choir director, pianist and organist for the Casey and Sullivan First United Methodist Churches, was on the staff and pianist at the Little Theatre On the Square and had been a Moultrie County Election Judge.
She was a member and officer of numerous organizations including the Order of Eastern Star, Casey Woman’s Club, Sullivan Evening Woman’s Club, Illinois Federation of Woman’s Clubs, Retired Teachers Assn., Illinois Music Educators Assn., Fortnightly Book Club, Homemakers Extension and the Martha Circle. Alma married Russel E. Smith June 5, 1936 in Casey, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Sue Ann Dickey of Overland Park, Kan.; sons, Jerry D. Smith of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Terry G. Smith of Chillicothe, Ohio; grandchildren, Lara Dickey Lewis and her husband William, Steven Dickey, David Dickey and Arwen Dickey, all of Overland Park, Kan., Patrick Smith of Oro Valley, Ariz., Christopher Smith of Greenfield, Ind., Angela Bagby Nichols and her husband Larry of Van Wert, Ohio and Jennifer Bagby and Benjamin Bagby, both of Chillicothe, Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Logan Nichols, Hayden Nichols and Benjamin Nichols, all of Van Wert, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Steven R. Dickey, and brother, Raymond L. Jones.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Assn. or the Kansas City Hospice, c/o Reed Funeral Home, 1112 S. Hamilton St., Sullivan, IL 61951. 

Mattie Yoder
Services for Mattie E. Yoder, 81, of rural Topeka, Ind. were held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Daniel Yoder residence in Topeka with arrangements by the Urley-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier, Ind. Burial was in the Yoder Cemetery in Shipshewana, Ind.
The former Arthur resident died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.
Survivors include sons, Daniel and Orvan, both of Topeka; brothers, Willis of Tuscola, Adlai of Sullivan and Daniel of Elkart; sisters, Verna Miller and Susanna Herschberger, both of Arcola, Edna Otto of Leonard, Mo. and Sovilla Gingerich and Elsie Schrock, both of Arthur; ten grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded her in death.


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