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‘Jerri’ Lewis
Private family graveside services for Helen M. “Jerri” Lewis, 76, of Sullivan were held in the Camp Butler Cemetery in Riverton with the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan in charge of arrangements.
She died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001 in her home.
Mrs. Lewis was born Dec. 27, 1924 in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Thaddeus and Elsie A. Sachs Jarzembski. Jerri was a licensed practical nurse, a member of the Sullivan Senior Center, Sullivan American Legion Post #68 and the Mattoon Bridge Club. Jerri wrote poetry about the military in the 1960s which caught the attention of then President Lyndon B. Johnson who responded personally to her with a letter. In recent years, she wrote articles for the Sullivan Senior Center newsletter. Jerri never met a stranger and had many friends. She married Jack L. Lewis, and he preceded her in death in 1995.
Surviving are her daughters, Vicki Devereaux of Belton, Texas, and Lynn Hermann and her husband Ron of Sullivan; son, Jeff Lewis of Palomino Valley, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Carolyn Gast of Neoga and Mike Walters of Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons and two brothers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Sullivan Senior Citizens Center.

‘Dutch’ Kranz
W.B. “Dutch” Kranz, 83 , of Sullivan died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001 in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. 
A complete obituary will appear in next Wednesday’s News-Progress.

Colva Mayberry
Colva Ira Mayberry, 89, of Harrison, Ark. died at 12:30 p.m. April 8, 2001 in his home.
Services for the former Decatur resident will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
Born May 13, 1911 in Moultrie County, he was the son of Ira Roger and Belle Ringo Mayberry. He was retired from the Mueller Co. He married Roberta Misenheimer May 15, 1931 in Sullivan, and she survives.
Other survivors include sons, Richard and James Mayberry, both of Decatur, and George Mayberry of Bethany; daughters, Mary Jane Greenwood and Betty Jo Mayberry, both of Harrison, Ark., Doris Cox of Springfield, Mo. and Kathie Makings of Kent, Wash.; sisters, Wanda Brubeck and Gynith Patterson, both of Sullivan; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice in Harrison, Ark.

Malinda Otto
Services for Mrs. Chris (Malinda L. Miller) Otto, 84, of Sullivan were held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Levi C. Otto residence. Burial was in the Yoder Cemetery in Arthur with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Arthur in charge of arrangements.
She died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001 in her home.
Born Oct. 27, 1916 in Arthur, she was the daughter of Levi B. and Rebecca Schrock Miller. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith. She married Chris E. Otto Oct. 13, 1936 in Coles County, and he died Sept. 23, 1985.
Survivors include sons, Levi C. Otto and William C. Otto, both of Sullivan; daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Louise) Bontrager of Kokomo, Ind. and Mrs. Omer (Fannie Marie) Miller of Arcola; brothers, Milton L. Miller of Arcola, Ammon L. Miller of Arthur and Melvin L. Miller of Ava; sister, Mrs. Melvin (Laura) Bontrager of Kokomo, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.
One daughter, two grandchildren, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Freda Pryor
Mrs. Leo (Freda M. Alumbaugh) Pryor, 83, of Sullivan died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in the Menard Convalescent Center in Petersburg.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
Born Aug. 26, 1917 in Moultrie County, she was a daughter of Art and Lizzie Nichols Alumbaugh. She was a retired school teacher and also retired from the Sears store in Decatur. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Sullivan. She married Leo S. Pryor, and he preceded her in death in 1985.
Survivors include a brother, Willis Alumbaugh of Lovington, and a sister, Pauline Batman of Blue Mound.
Two sisters Mildred Vice and Rosemary Light preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Sullivan Senior Center.

Mrs. George Riley
Services for Mrs. George (Evelyn A. Adkins) Riley, 86, of Gibson City were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Burial was in the Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City.
The former Sullivan resident died at 3:03 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001 in the Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City.
Born Jan. 26, 1915 in Gibson City, she was the daughter of Joseph M. and Mayme B. Meek Adkins. She lived in Sullivan and Decatur for many years before moving to Gibson City in 1978. She was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Sullivan and a charter member of the White Shrine in Sullivan. She married George Riley in 1932 in Toledo, and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Karen) Rhodes of Gibson City; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
One daughter and three brothers preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Seekers Sunday school class at the First Christian Church or the Friends of Moyer Library in Gibson City.

Helen Thompson
Services for Helen Jones Thompson, 88, of Findlay were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Findlay. Burial was in Todds Point Cemetery in Shelby County.
She died at 3:52 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001 in Shelbyville Manor.
Born March 27, 1913 in Ramsey, she was the daughter of John and Flora Arvella Hunt Williams. She married Wirt W. Jones, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons, Lloyd E. Jones of San Antonio, Texas and Carol Wayne Jones of Decatur; daughters, Norma Park of Findlay, Alberta Stinson of Decatur and Ella Varvil of Sullivan; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
One son, four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to Shelbyville Manor.

Idell Waller
Mrs. Richard (Idell Hope Hulett) Waller, 64, of Decatur died at 7:16 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Calvary Southern Baptist Church with the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born Feb. 25, 1937 in Riverton, she was the daughter of Charles and Marjorie Hulett. She was a graduate of Riverton High School, worked in management until 1999 and retired from Dollar General. She married Richard A. Waller Aug. 1, 1959.
Survivors include sons, Christopher A. Waller of Morrisonville, Kevin E. Waller of Dalton City, Corey A. Waller of Taylorville and Kerry Todd Waller of Clinton; daughter, Kathy Crisman of Decatur; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Idell Waller Memorial Fund Prairie State Bank and Trust in Mt. Zion. 

Lula May Shipman
Services for Mrs. "Jack" (Lula May Pesch) Shipman, 88, of Bethany were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with the Rev. Rodney Harris officiating. Burial was in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
She died at 3:32 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
Lula May was born March 23, 1913 in Bethany, the daughter of Nelson and Pearl Bentz Pesch. She was a member of the Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church for over 70 years, was a Bethany School Dist. bus driver for 33 years and was a 4-H leader for Marrowbone Merry Makers. She married W.T. "Jack" Shipman May 16, 1932 in Bethany, and he preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1981.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Walter (Joyce) Jenkins of Bethany; grandchildren, Ron Jenkins and his wife Jane, Duane Jenkins and his wife Tami, and Stan Jenkins, all of Sullivan, and Diane Doyle and her husband Jim of Oakville, Mo.; and great-grandchildren, Sean Jenkins of Tuscola and Dustin Jenkins, Danielle Jenkins, Corey Jenkins, Alex Jenkins and Jenna Jenkins, all of Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one grandson.
Memorials are suggested to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the donor’s choice.

Furdie Burks
Services for Furdie J. Burks, 99, of Shelbyville were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial was in the Spangler Cemetery.
He died at 8:41 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
Born June 20, 1902 in Moultrie County, he was the son of James Henry and Nora Ellen Fleshner Burks. He was a retired painter. He married Annabelle Weger, Blanche Rickey Wisley and Esther Sorrell, and they all preceded him in death.
Survivors include sons, William Eugene Burks of Harristown and Donald Dwight Burks of Beecher City; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, three sisters, two grandchildren and one great-great grandchild preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Church of Christ in Findlay.

‘Cookie’ Cook
Services for Raymond Huxley "Cookie" Cook, 72, of Gays were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon. Burial was in the Dodge Grove Cemetery.
He died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Born Oct. 24, 1929 in Kemp, he was a son of Theodore and Mary Ann Denny Rogers Cook. He was a member of the Marshall Avenue Christian Church and was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He was employed for 12 years with the Mattoon School System and for 18 years as a park superintendent for the city of Mattoon. He married Nan Louise Sewell Dec. 1, 1951 in Mattoon, and she died Dec. 19, 1980.
Survivors include sons, Steven Lee Cook and Kenny Cook, both of Mattoon; daughters, Mrs. Keith (JoEllen) Young of Gays and Kay Lynn Lanter of Bloomington; brother, LeRoy Cook of St. Cloud, Fla.; sister, Betty Hunt of Intercession City, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
One brother preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Marshall Avenue Christian Church Building Fund or the Mattoon Junior Football League.

Rachel Feldman
Mrs. Chester (Rachel I. Jennings) Feldman, 86, of Decatur died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 in the Fair Havens Christian Home.
Graveside services for the former West Salem resident will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem with the Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Born Sept. 12, 1915 in West Salem, she was the daughter of George Washington and Eliza Ellen Nading Jennings. She was a member of the First Christian Church in West Salem and worked as a custodian in the West Salem schools. She married Chester Herbert Feldman Jan. 20, 1934 in West Salem, and he died in 1992.
Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Larry (Mary Ellen) Staley of Boody; son, Jack Paul Feldman of Lovington; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
One son, one great-grandchild, two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.

William Mallernee
Graveside services for William Vincent Mallernee, 81, of Raeford, N.C. were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Spring Lake with the Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake in charge of arrangements.
He died of cardiac arrest Saturday, Nov. 4, 2001.
He was the son of John Franklin and Lusta Mae Smith Mallernee. He was a graduate of Lovington High School after which he entered the CCCs and then served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He married Virginia Lee Mapes Nov. 1, 1944 in Sheffield, Ala., and she died Oct. 31, 1978. He then married Alma Capps, and she survives.
Other survivors include four children, John Robert of Blackfoot, Idaho, Ellen Suzanne Serig of Misfield, Va, Mary Carolyn Franklin of Raeford, N.C. and Catherine Grace Palmer of Zebulin, N.C.; brothers, Noah of New Mexico and Dallas of California; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Two children, five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Mrs. Virgil Paulson
Services for Mrs. Virgil (Patsy Ann Broyles) Paulson, 71, of Windsor were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Loving-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in the Ash Grove Cemetery near Windsor.
She died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Born June 18, 1930 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Carl and Daisy Fleming Broyles. She was a member of the Christian Church in Effingham and attended the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon. She married Virgil Paulson Sept. 23, 1948 in Shelby County, and he survives.
Other survivors include a son, David Michael Paulson of Gays; daughter, Brenda Kay Risley of Arthur; sister, Linda Johnson of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Windsor Peace Meal or the Sarah Bush Lincoln Lifeline.

Milon Reed
Milon Reed, 82, of Arthur died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First Apostolic Church of Arthur with visitation from 6 to 8 tonight (Wednesday) in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
Born Jan. 29, 1919 in Thompkinsville, Ky, she was the daughter of Arvie and Flossie England Bushong. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Apostolic Church of Arthur. She married Claude J. Reed June 10, 1940 in Clayton, Mo., and he died Oct. 5, 1991.
Survivors include sons, James Kenneth Reed of the Fiji Islands and Gary Claude Reed of Amman, Jordan; daughters, Sharon White and Yvonne Bevis, both of Arthur; sister, Shirley Engquist of Janesville, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Two sisters preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to the First Apostolic Church of Arthur or for traveling expenses for her missionary sons to attend the services.

Geraldine Woolridge
Services for Mrs. Cecil (Geraldine Denier) Woolridge Sr., 76, of Bethany were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Moultrie County Memorial Park in rural Bethany.
She died at 8:56 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Born April 7, 1925 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Roy and Leaful Gerard Denier. She attended the New Life Tabernacle Church in Sullivan. She married Cecil Woolridge Sr. Feb. 20, 1950 in Kirksville, and he died Oct. 16, 1998.
Survivors include a son, Cecil Woolridge Jr. of Harvard; daughters, Mary Katherine Hall of Wittmann, Ariz. and Linda Book of Bethany; brother, Victor Denier of Kirksville; sister, Laurice Burcham of Decatur; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
One brother, one son and one great-grandson preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice.

‘Bob’ Greenwalt
Robert L. "Bob" Greenwalt, 74, of Sullivan died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with the Rev. Glen Stewart officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 8 tonight (Wednesday). Burial with military graveside services will be in the Acacia Park Cemetery in Chicago.
Mr. Greenwalt was born Dec. 2, 1927 in Royal Center, Ind., the son of John A. and Mary J. Conn Greenwalt.
Bob was the owner and operator of the Perfection Duraclean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners for 25 years, served on the Duraclean International Advisory Board and in 1976 he received the International Franchise Assn. Award. He was a member of the Sullivan First United Methodist Church, Sullivan American Legion Post #68 and the Moultrie County Historical Society.
Bob was an Army veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam (two tours) attaining the rank of Sgt. Major, which was the highest NCO rank at that time, having received the Good Conduct Medal (six times), the National Defense Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ Device, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and the Vietnam Armed Forces Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster). Also, he briefed General Eisenhower in Europe during the end of World War II and was in charge of the parade and ceremonies for the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.
He married Alice Pauline Ryherd Conn March 30, 1968 in Oak Park, and she survives.
Other survivors include their children, Kelley (Linda) Conn of Cary, Alice (Randy) Hunt of San Jose, Cal., Paula Slack of Carol Stream, Mary Ellen (Randy) Jones of San Jose, Cal. and Paul (Debra) Conn of Hanover Park.; special friend CSM James Cananvan (Ret.); brother, John Greenwalt of Coal City, Ind.; sister, Susan Downing of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 25 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.
Memorials are suggested to the St. John’s Hospice or the Decatur Memorial Family Lodge.

"Ernie" McBride
Ernest Francis "Ernie" McBride, 88, of Findlay died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 in his residence.
He was born Sept. 25, 1913 in Orange County, Ind., the son of Charles Eberly and Amanda E. Lockhart McBride.
He married Mae Tucker Nov. 2, 1936 in New Albany, Ind., and she preceded him in death July 14, 1992.
He was a retired famrer. He was a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and started the Findlay Bowl in 1954 with Paul Orr. He was an avid fisherman and liked playing cards with his wife and good friends, the late Harry and Lucy Armstrong.
Surviving are his daughter, Louise McBride of Decatur; granddaughter, Vicki Gregg and husband Jeff of Shelbyville; great-granddaughter, Sierra Nicole Gregg of Shelbyville; and brother, Arthur Leon McBride of Bethany.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sons, Ernest Jr. and Richard Lee, three brothers, Lawrence, Bud Eldo and Everett, and one sister, Lucille Sprinkle.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Findlay with the Rev. Chuck Stine officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (today). Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
Memorials may be made to Sheryl’s Place in Shelbyville.

Louise Perry
Funeral services for Mrs. "Dusty" (Louise Stewart) Perry, 75, of Sullivan were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Mark Sanders officiating. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
She died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 in the Moweaqua Retirement Center.
Louise was born Oct. 30, 1926 in Ownesboro, Ky., the daughter of Moses R. and Rebecca Cook Stewart. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. She married Esther Elsworth "Dusty" Perry May 2, 1953 in Litchfield, Ky., and he preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1976.
Survivors include sons, George Randall Sapp of Owensboro, Ky., Steve Edward Perry and his wife Betty of Taylorville, Scott Elsworth Perry and his wife Terry of Shelbyville, Sonny Eugene Perry and his wife Brenda of Flora and Spencer Earl Perry and his wife Carrie of Sullivan; daughters, Sandra Evon Barnes and her husband Rick of Sullivan and Susan Elaine Moon of Sullivan; brothers, James Earl Stewart and his wife Carol of Hammond, Ind. and Guy Richard Stewart of Owensboro, Ky.; sister, Joan Campbell and her husband Robert of Owensboro, Ky.; 17 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters and two brothers.
Memorial to the donor’s choice are suggested.

Ruby Callender
Mrs. Paul (Ruby Trailor) Callender, 83, of Mattoon died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Visitation for the former Sullivan resident will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the Eppperson Funeral Home in Mattoon. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
Born Sept. 20, 1918 in Mt. Pulaski, she was the daughter of Oral and Lillian Eschbaugh Trailor She was employed as a cook at the Holiday Inn and the Moose Lodge, both in Mattoon, prior to her retirement. She married Charlie Winchester, and he preceded her in death. She married Paul Callender who also preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Terry Callender; sister, Mickie Leffler of Mattoon; brother, Ralph Trailor of Washington; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Two sons, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice. 

Harold Graham
Services for Harold R. Graham, 82, of Arcola were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Tuscola. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery in Arthur.
The former Tuscola resident died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 in the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born Jan. 1, 1919 in Sullivan, he was the son of Finis A. and Mattie Turner Graham. He was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church, the Mattoon Moose Lodge, the Tuscola American Legion Post and Tuscola Masonic Lodge #332 AF&AM. He retired from the Mattoon Gas Division of CIPS and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He married Rosemary Dixon May 11, 1941 in Arthur, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Garrett R. Graham of Robinson; daughter, Mrs. Norman (Marsha R.) Strader of Arcola; brother, Turner Graham of Sullivan; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
One brother, four sisters and one grandson preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Tuscola United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Elsie Green
Services for Mrs. Robert (Elsie Pauline Varvil) Green, 68, of Sullivan were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the French Cemetery in Allenville.
She died at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 in her home.
Born Nov. 15, 1933 in Moultrie County, she was the daughter of Irvin S. and Ella Mae Williams Varvil. She was retired from the Sullivan Health Care Center as a certified nursing assistant. She married Robert Donald Green Sr. May 27, 1950 in Sullivan, and he died Dec. 1, 1990.
Survivors include her mother of Sullivan; sons, Robert D. Green Jr. of Sullivan, Gerald Dean Green of Steamboat Springs, Col. and Larry Eugene and Tracy Allen Green, both of Sullivan; daughter, Decca Jean Russell of Cypress; brothers, Bill Varvil of Windsor, Jim Varvil of Sullivan and David Varvil of Findlay; sister, Mary Cotton of Newton; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials to the family are suggested.

Stephany Green
Stephany Allana Kayann Green died at 7:06 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the French Cemetery in Allenville with arrangements by the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. There will be no visitation.
The daughter of Steven Allen and Patricia Ann Woods Green, she was born Dec. 16, 2001.
Survivors include her parents of Windsor; brother, Korbin Dallas Green of Windsor; grandparents, Tracy Green and Cheryl Cherry, both of Sullivan, and Tonya and Karl Bart of Perry, Fla.; great-grandparents, Betty Tilford and Imogene Lockhart, both of Sullivan, and Joe Lynn Kellow of Perry, Fla.; and great-great-grandmother, Ella May Varvil of Sullivan.
Memorials to the family are suggested.

Ervin Kamm
Ervin L. Kamm, 83, of Atwood died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in his home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mackville Cemetery in Atwood with military rites by James Reeder American Legion Post 770 in Atwood. Arrangements are by the Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home in Atwood.
Born Dec. 9, 1918, he was the son of John Adam and Jenny Maude Shonkwiler Kamm. He was a member of the United Church of Atwood and farmed all his life in the Atwood area. He was a trustee of the Atwood Fire Protection Dist. for eight years and a 50-year member of the James Reeder American Legion Post 770 where he helped with military graveside rites for 50 years. He was on the Arrowhead Council of the Boy Scouts of American and was a World War II Army Air Force veteran. He married Mary Rebekah Rennels June 1, 1943 in Ft. Myers, Fla., and she survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Mrs. Don (Jane) Kaiser of New Athens, Mrs. Ed (Lenny) Gargac of Grandin, Mo., Mrs. Mark (Beth) Jones of Arthur and Mrs. Kurt (Susan) Kamm-Worrell of Berthoud, Col.; sons, Howard Kamm of Atwood and Jacob Kamm of Lovington; brothers, Bill Kamm and Jacob Kamm, both of Atwood; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the United Church of Atwood or the Disabled American Veterans.

Loren Schable
Services for Loren Wayne Schable, 76, of Atwood were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Atwood. Burial was in the Lake Fork Cemetery.
He died at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 in the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Born Feb. 15, 1925 in Atwood, he was the son of John William and Fannie L. Quick Schable. He farmed in the Atwood area and was a lifetime member of the Lake Fork United Church of Christ where he served in many different capacities. He was a member of the Atwood Lions’ Club and was a former board member of the Pierson-Unity Elevator where he served for 31 years. He was also an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He married Joanne Taylor Nov. 17, 1946 in Milmine, and she survives.Other survivors include a son, William "Bill" of Atwood; daughters Mrs. Jay (Susan) Cribb of Lake Villa and Mrs. Tom (Peggy) Hargis of Sullivan; brother, Robert Schable of Atwood; sister, Mrs. Tony (Hilda) Paladino of Elmwood Park; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
One grandson, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Lake Fork United Church of Christ in Atwood or Habitat for Humanity.

Jackie Shaw
Services for Jackie R. Shaw, 65, of Arcola were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Kemp Church of Christ with the Shrader Funeral Home in Arcola in charge of arrangments. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery with military rites by the Arcola VFW Post.
He died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 in the Mattoon Health Care Center.
Born Oct. 13, 1936 in Douglas County, he was a son of Wesley and Gertrude Armour Shaw. He graduated from Arcola High School and worked as a letter carrier for the Arcola Post Office, farmed and retired from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation working on a highway maintenance crew. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include brothers, Max Shaw of Arcola and Dean Shaw of Neoga; and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Joyce) Voltenburg of Sullivan.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Assn., the Kemp Church of Christ or the Arcola Sports Boosters Program.

Ethel Sidenstricker
Services for Mrs. Roland (Ethel Stella Strong) Sidenstricker, 89, of Sullivan were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Schilling Funeral Home in Mattoon. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery.
The former Lerna resident died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Born Jan. 16, 1912 in Greenup, she was the daughter of John Otto and Minnie Fogelman Strong. She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star. She married Roland J. Sidenstricker Oct. 30, 1930, and he died March 31, 1992.
Survivors include sons, Harry D. Sidenstricker and Jerry D. Sidenstricker, both of rural Lerna, and Billy L. Sidenstricker of Brashear, Mo.; daughters, Betty A. Jeffris and Barbara I. LeGrant, both of rural Lerna; brother, Kenneth L. Strong of Greenup; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
One son, one brother and three sisters preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Assn. or the Lerna Methodist Church.

Michael Smith
Services for Michael Charles Smith, 48, of Windsor were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church in Windsor. Burial was in the Windsor Cemetery with the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor in charge of arrangements.
He died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 in Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield.
Born Nov. 2, 1953 in Decatur, he was a son of Thomas Earl and Wilma May Hale Smith. He was a 1971 graduate of MacArthur High School in Decatur and was affiliated with the Windsor Christian Church. He was employed as a machinist with AMPAD in Mattoon. He married Karen King Nov. 20, 1975, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Anthony Michael Smith of Mattoon; daughters, Mary Ruth Smith of Tucson, Ariz. and Kaitlin Sue Smith and Jessica Jo Smith, both of Windsor; mother of Decatur; brothers, Richard Smith of Decatur, David Smith of Normal and Roger Smith of Earlville; and sister, Nancy Ruth Mizell of Decatur.
His father preceded him in death.
Memorials to the family are suggested.


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