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Melvin K. Peake Sr. 
Melvin K. "Poodgie" Peake Sr., 64, of Springfield died at 11:37 a.m. Sunday 
at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born May 5, 1928, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Malcom and Dorothy White Peake. He married Marlene Linder in 1950. Mr. Peake was employed by S.J. Groves and Sons for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of VFW Post 755, Operating Engineers Local 965 and was an Air Force veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Marlene; two sons, Melvin K. Jr. and Michael W., both of Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Dennis W. (Diana) Lowe Sr., Mrs. Stephen M. (Dawn) Blakeman Sr., Theresa "Terry" Rosa, Mrs. Charles E. (Mary) Horn Sr. and Mrs. Curtis M. (Dorothy) Champion, all of Springfield; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Peake of Indianapolis, Ind., and Walter "Sonny" Childers of Springfield; six sisters, Lucille Childers of Zephyr Hills, Fla., Cynthia White of Mount Pulaski, Barbara Hall and Kathleen Nyberg, both of Decatur, and Patricia Carter and Linda Lappin, both of Clinton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerene Houser officiating. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Martha J. Solomon 
Martha J. Solomon, 95, of Springfield died at 6:14 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 5, 1898, in Parkersberg, W.Va. She married Arthur William Solomon in 1930 and he preceded her in death in 1954. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Edna V. in 1964; and two brothers, William Walker in 1989 and Charlie Walker in 1948. She was a switchboard operator for the Illinois State Police for 10 years and the Abraham Lincoln, Leland and St. Nicholas hotels. 
A resident of Springfield most of her life, Mrs. Solomon was a life member of VFW Auxiliary Post 755, member of American Legion 32, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 437 and Abraham Lincoln Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Lee of Springfield; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Announcements will be made at a later date. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Robert L. Shelton 
Robert Louis Shelton, 66, of Springfield died at 6:23 a.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Springfield, the son of Louis and Neva Woolary Shelton. He married Dolores Heinz in 1948. He was a mail carrier for 37 1/2 years, retiring in 1981. A lifelong resident of Springfield, Mr. Shelton was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, Tyrian Lodge 333, Air Force Reserve and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. 
Surviving are his wife, Dolores; a daughter, Mrs. Marshall (Nikki Shelton) Way of Springfield; three sons, Michael L. and Ricky L., both of Springfield, and Mark A. of Pawnee; five grandchildren; several cousins. 
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Warren Wilkewitz officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Aileen Gersbaugh 
Aileen Rosier Gersbaugh, 79, of Springfield, formerly of Champaign, died at 7:50 a.m. Monday at Memorial Medical Center. 
She was born Sept. 21, 1913, in Forreston, the daughter of Samuel H. and Nina Eleanor Rosier Seas. She married Harry Charles Gersbaugh and he preceded her in death in 1978. She was a graduate of Brown's Business College, Rockford. 
A resident of Springfield for four years and Champaign for 36 years, Mrs. 
Gersbaugh was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Christian Women's Club, Springfield Art Association and Illinois State Museum Society. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Randle (Christine Helen) Schick of Springfield and Mrs. Matthew Walter (Nancy Ellen) Noffke of Hartland, Wis.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. 
Gordon McLean officiating. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Sarah E. Livingstone
Sarah E. "Sadie" Livingstone, 84, of Springfield died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday at Clarkston Court. 
She was born Dec. 22, 1908, in Thayer, the daughter of Tony and Mary Elizabeth Bell Wables. She married William Reid Livingstone in 1926; he died in 1991. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. 
A resident of Springfield most of her life, Mrs. Livingstone was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Maranatha Class at the church. 
Surviving are a son, William L. of Springfield; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, John Wables of Lincoln; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. 
Jerene Houser officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Etna M. Hemken 
Etna M. Hemken, 99, of Springfield died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday at Springfield Manor Nursing Home. 
She was born March 17, 1893, in Montgomery County, the daughter of Edwin and Elizabeth Johnson Curry. She married Chris Hemken in 1911. He died in 1964. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Naomi Ryan and Anna Evans; and a brother, John Curry. 
Mrs. Hemken was a member of First Baptist Church. 
Surviving are a son, Melvin "Bud" of Springfield; two daughters, Blanche Hemken of Sherman and Reba Hagerup of Petersburg; three grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Smith of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Al Riddley officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Herbert T. Arnold 
Herbert Thomas Arnold, 84, of Springfield died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born March 4, 1908, in Champaign, the son of Charles B. and Melvina Fish Arnold. Preceding him in death were his wife, Dorothy, in 1984; two sons; three brothers; and four sisters. 
Mr. Arnold was employed by the state Department of Conservation for 14 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of Apostolic House of Prayer. 
Surviving are three sons, George R. Sr., W. Dave Sr. and Tom, all of Springfield; a daughter, Mary Louise Black of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, the Rev. Paul of Glasgow, Ky. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. LeRoy Donathan officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Glenarm.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Sylvester Weitekamp 
Sylvester A. "Jake" Weitekamp, 76, of R.R. 1, Harvel, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Healthcare. 
He was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Harvel, the son of John and Josephine Millburg Weitekamp. He married Mary Eileen Clarke in 1941 in Farmersville. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Margaret Ann, in 1947; a grandson; and two brothers, Harold and Aloysius Weitekamp. 
Mr. Weitekamp was a farmer. 
Mr. Weitekamp was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church of Morrisonville, Knights of Columbus 1151 of Morrisonville, 4th degree Knights of Columbus and Msgr. Patrick F. Carroll Assembly of Litchfield. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary Eileen; two sons, Thomas A. of Sullivan, Ind., and Lawrence P. of Morrisonville; four daughters, Sandra Albers, Joan Keller and Agnes Levi, all of Springfield, and Donna Madonia of Birmingham, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard and Cletus, both of Morrisonville; and two sisters, Mildred Murphy of Farmersville and Evelyn Klimm of Taylorville. 
Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Maurice Catholic Church, Morrisonville, with the Rev. John Hannigan officiating. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery, Morrisonville. 
Hough Colonial Funeral Home, Morrisonville, is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Ivy M. Strebel 
Mrs. Ivy M. Strebel, 90, of Mattoon, formerly of Springfield, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home. 
She was born Aug. 25, 1902, in Springfield, the daughter of Charles and Anna Bauman Kearns. She married Fred Strebel and he preceded her in death in 1956. She was a file clerk for Fiatallis Manufacturing Co. for many years before retiring. 
Mrs. Strebel was a resident of Springfield most of her life until January 1993 when she moved to Mattoon. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge 13 in Jacksonville since 1973. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. 
Glen Vanderkloot officiating. Burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Ellen E. Loomis 
Ellen E. Loomis, 84, of Springfield, formerly of Williamsville, died at 2:35 a.m. Monday at St. John's Hospice. 
She was born Nov. 5, 1908, in Elkhart, the daughter of Charles James and Mary Grennan Loomis. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Loomis. 
She was a resident of Springfield for the last 10 years. 
Surviving are two sisters, Marie E. Downs of Sherman and Margaret L. Shawgo of Torrance, Calif.; two brothers, Martin Loomis of Logan, Iowa, and Charles Loomis of Urbana; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Staab Funeral Home, with Monsignor Frank Dirksen officiating. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ivesdale.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Alma L. Koons 
Alma L. Koons, 95, of Springfield died at 5:09 a.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital. 
She was born Oct. 15, 1897, in Jacksonville, the daughter of George and Cora Beach Wingler. She was preceded in death by her husband. 
Mrs. Koons was a homemaker and a waitress at various restaurants in the Springfield area for many years. 
Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Hamilton of Jacksonville; several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, the Rev. Jerry Nichols officiating. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Charles E. Conner 
Charles E. Conner, 69, of Marquette Heights died at 10:52 a.m. Saturday at Pekin Hospital. 
He was born March 17, 1923, in Peoria, the son of Bennie and Ethel Bobo Conner. He married Virginia Schroeder in 1945 in Pekin. He was assistant vice president for 45 years at Commercial National Bank in Peoria, retiring in 1986. Mr. Conner was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and he served in various veterans and civic organizations in Peoria. 
Surviving are his wife, Virginia; son, David C. of Sherman; two grandsons; brother, Bennie C. of Peoria. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, with the Rev. Jan Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Pekin.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Anna Slauter 
Anna Slauter, 96, of Springfield died at 11:27 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospice. 
She was born July 9, 1896, in Lithuania, the daughter of John and Mary Denushis. Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles, in 1947; and a brother. 
Surviving are a daughter, Valeria Baptist of Springfield; a niece and a nephew. 
Remains will be cremated. 
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Roselawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. 
Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Marjean B. Campbell 
VIRGINIA -- Marjean B. Campbell, 64, of Virginia died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at Myers Nursing Home in Beardstown. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Virginia, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia. 
Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are her husband, Harry Lee; several nieces and nephews.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Helen M. Servoss 
JACKSONVILLE -- Helen Marie Servoss, 73, of Jacksonville died Sunday at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville. 
Surviving are two brothers, Claude G. and Kenneth W. Servoss, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mary Louise Donovan and Kathryn Lomelino, both of Jacksonville; several nieces and nephews.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Tracy K. Ziegler
JACKSONVILLE -- Tracy K. Ziegler, 68, of Jacksonville died Sunday at her residence. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville. 
Surviving are three sons, Bruce of White Hall, Earl of East Alton, and Joe of Brighton; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Leonard of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Erna A. Brackman 
STAUNTON -- Erna A. Brackman, 95, of Staunton died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Vinewood Nursing Home in Plainfield, Ind. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Staunton, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. 
Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Zimmerer of Plainfield, Ind.; a grandson; and two brothers, Otto Schnaare of Staunton and Victor Schnaare of New Haven, Mo.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Sesto Guiliacci 
SAWYERVILLE -- Sesto Guiliacci, 81, of Sawyerville died at 4:10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. 
Surviving are his wife, Neda; two sons, Marlan of Burbank, Calif., and Ronald of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lena Chiolero of Bethalto and Hilda Winkleblack of East Alton.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Lottie C. Hahn 
MOUNT PULASKI -- Lottie C. Hahn, 89, of Mount Pulaski died at 9:55 a.m. Sunday at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski. 
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, with burial in Mount Pulaski Cemetery. 
Surviving are two sons, John of Elgin and Jerry of Homosassa Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Geraldine D. Forbes 
PANA -- Geraldine Dolores Forbes, 64, of Pana died at 7:55 a.m. Monday at her residence. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCracken Funeral Home, Pana, with burial in Rosemond Grove Cemetery, Rosamond. 
Surviving are three sons, Leslie Lindsay of Tower Hill, Jeffrey Forbes and Jerry Carroll, both of Pana; two daughters, Cola Carroll of Pana and Linda Brown of Nokomis; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

John W. Nolan 
WHITE HALL -- John William Nolan, 80, of White Hall died at 4:50 a.m. Monday at Jacksonville Convalescent Center. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, White Hall, with burial in White Hall Cemetery. 
Surviving are three sons, William Perry Nolan of Exeter, Calif., Warren Ray Nolan and John Carey Nolan Sr., both of Columbus, Neb.; three daughters, Madge Marie Bentley of Bluffs, Rama Lenora Badje of Columbus, Neb., and Esther Jean Coates of White Hall; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul of Colchester, Howard of Riverside, Calif., and Robert of Mesa, Ariz.; and two sisters, Goldie Rienbolt of Jacksonville and Mary Vincent of Noblesville, Ind.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Mary G. VanWinkle 
VIRDEN -- Mary G. Curtin VanWinkle, 82, of Virden died at 10 p.m. Sunday at Virden Nursing Center. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Virden, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. 
Berry Funeral Home, Virden, is in charge of arrangments. 
Surviving are her husband, Dewey L.; three stepsons, Dean VanWinkle of St. Louis, Mo., Eugene VanWinkle of Juneau Beach, Fla., and Gary VanWinkle of Dallas, Texas; five stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Cornelius C. Curtin of Virden; a sister, Anne Hawkins of Taylorville; several cousins.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Sarah Witherbee 
NORTONVILLE -- Sarah "Elizabeth" Witherbee, 83, of Nortonville died Saturday at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. 
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Youngblood Cemetery, Nortonville. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Youngblood Baptist Church, Nortonville. 
Neece-Airsman Hires Funeral Home, Waverly, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are two sons, Donald of Nortonville and Norman of Newberg, Ore.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Jerome C. Kirby 
MASON CITY -- Jerome C. Kirby, 85, of Mason City died at 8:57 p.m. Sunday at Mason City Area Nursing Home. 
Remains were donated to medical science. 
Styninger Funeral Home, Mason City, is in charge of arrangements. 
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Harry Melchert 
LITCHFIELD -- Harry Melchert, 83, of Litchfield died at 6:37 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ross-Plummer Funeral Home, Litchfield, with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. 
He is survived by several cousins.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  February 23, 1993  

Mark O. Roberts Sr. 
Mark O. Roberts Sr., 82, of Springfield died at 4:19 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. 
He was born April 15, 1911, in Pleasant Plains, the son of Frank and Charlotte Guyton Roberts. He married Florence Grigsby in 1933. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1932 with a bachelor of science degree in commerce and law. He received his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1934. Mr. Roberts entered the practice of law in 1934 and in 1952 formed a partnership with Maurice W. Kepner that continued until 1979. He was president of Standard Mutual Insurance Co. from 1953 until 1992. He became chairman of the board and was general counsel for the company until his death. He was president of Riddle Hill Corp., Standard Underwriters Co. and Standard Investment Co. 
From 1938 to 1945, Mr. Roberts was legal secretary to Justice Walter Gunn of the Illinois Supreme Court. In 1945, he was appointed by the state Supreme Court to the Illinois State Board of Law Examiners and was elected its secretary-treasurer, serving until 1953. During this period, he was elected to the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. 
In 1953, he was appointed a special assistant attorney general, supervising downstate Illinois appellate work and special trial work, including cases briefed and argued before the Illinois and U.S. Supreme Courts. 
Mr. Roberts was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sigma Nu social fraternity, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, Masonic Blue Lodge, Springfield Consistory, Ansar Shrine, Illini Country Club, Sangamo Club and Chaine des Rotisseurs. 
His professional memberships included the American, Illinois State and Sangamon County bar associations. He served as president in 1945 and was a past secretary of the Sangamon County Bar. He was a member of the National Association of Independent Insurers, the International Association of Insurance Counsel, the Illinois Defense Counsel, the Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. 
Mr. Roberts was a past member of the Sangamon County Board. 
Surviving are his wife, Florence; a son, Mark O. Jr. of Springfield; three daughters, Nancy Ross Herndon of Chestnut Hills, Mass., Marcia Lewis Herington of Centerville, Mass., and Florence Grigsby Roberts-Bobay of Carmel Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Roberts Morgan; six nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Anne Fisher-Dana officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Aubry W. Everette
Aubry Wayne "Slim" Everette, 55, of Springfield, formerly of Lexington, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at home. 
He was born July 13, 1937, in Howe, Texas, the son of John Henry and Nanie Minor Everette. He married Mary Rose Neuhaus in 1971. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. 
Mr. Everette was park manager for River Oaks Village for 15 years. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary R.; two daughters, Glenda Everette of Breckenridge, Texas, and Nina Everette of Springfield; two sons, John of Breckenridge, Texas, and Kenneth "Ken" at home; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Opal Kraft of Utah; and a brother, Robert of Mountain View, Ark. 
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rita Nafziger officiating. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Sophia M. Kopplin 
Sophia M. Kopplin, 94, of Oak Terrace Retirement Community, formerly of Petersburg, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
She was born Dec. 9, 1898, in Menard County, near Newmansville, the daughter of John J. and Anna Ritterbush Janssen. She married Frank L. Kopplin in 1925 in Petersburg; he died in 1969. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, George and Henry Janssen, and a sister, Tena Janssen. 
Mrs. Kopplin was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Petersburg, Ladies Aid at the church and Menard County Homemakers. 
Surviving are a son, Harold of Springfield; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Petersburg, with the Rev. Robert Low officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Hurley Funeral Home, Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Mary Y. Costa 
Mary Yvonne Costa, 65, of Springfield died at 2:45 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital. 
She was born May 8, 1928, in Quincy, the daughter of John and Lillian Ritcher Factor. She married Thomas M. Costa in 1951 in Springfield. 
Mrs. Costa was a registered nurse. She was a member of Christ the King Church. 
Surviving are her husband, Thomas M.; three sons, Thomas P. of Springfield, Matthew of Williamsport, Pa., and Daniel of Buffalo; two daughters, Susan Terril and Rachel Savage, both of Springfield; nine grandchildren; and several cousins. 
Concelebrated funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, with the Rev. Donald Meehling and the Rev. Robert Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Rebecca Kennedy 
Rebecca Kennedy, 78, of Springfield, formerly of Uniontown, Ala., died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
She was born Feb. 6, 1915, in Uniontown, Ala., the daughter of Rose Austin. She married Walter Kennedy in 1942. A grandson preceded her in death. 
Mrs. Kennedy was a member of Second Timothy Baptist Church. 
Surviving are her husband, Walter of Cameron, Ala.; a daughter, Dorothy Wallace of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 39 great-great-grandchildren; a great-great-great-grandchild; an aunt; and several cousins. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Second Timothy Baptist Church, with the Rev. Richard B. Maye officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. James D. Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Stanley C. Talkington 
Stanley C. Talkington, 83, of Springfield, formerly of Beardstown, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Feb. 23, 1910, in Modesto, the son of Harry and Laura King Talkington. He married Nancy Hocking in 1953 in Edwardsville. Preceding him in death was a son, Jack L. Mr. Talkington was a plumber formerly employed by Allis Chalmers and Capitol Plumbing and Heating. 
Surviving are his wife, Nancy of Beardstown; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Joan) Cully of Springfield; a stepson, Ray Light of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard (Bea) Newberry of Springfield; three grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Ossola officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

James E. Flynn 
James Edward Flynn, 76, of Kimberling City, Mo., formerly of St. Louis, died Monday at his residence. 
He was born Dec. 24, 1916, in Mount Sterling, the son of John and Margaret O'Connor Flynn. He married Roberta Hodgen in 1941. Mr. Flynn was president and general manager for Wholesale Building Supply in St. Louis for several years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a past grand knight of Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Kimberling City Elks Club and Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City, where he was an usher. 
Surviving are his wife, Roberta; a son, Patrick E. of St. Charles, Mo.; three daughters, Sharon Schulze of St. Louis, Mo., Laura Knowlton of Springfield, Mo., and Elizabeth Siegfried of St. Charles, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Louis P. and Vincent, both of Springfield; and a sister, Lucille Ramshaw of Springfield. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, Kimberling City, Mo., with the Rev. Leonard Chambers officiating. Cremation will follow. Stumpff Funeral Home South, Kimberling City, Mo., is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Betty G. Fryhoff 
Betty G. Fryhoff, 70, of St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Anaheim, Calif., died Tuesday in St. Joseph, Mo., following a long illness. 
She was born in Springfield, the daughter of Cecil and Jessie Montgomery. She married Albert R. Fryhoff in 1940. Her father preceded her in death. 
Mrs. Fryhoff was a self-employed artist in the china field. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. 
Surviving are her husband, Albert R.; two daughters, Patricia Brunsman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Sandra L. Amos of St. Louis; a son, Mark S. of Deadwood, S.D.; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and her mother, Jessie Moomey of Springfield. 
Services were held Wednesday at Meierhoffer-Fleeman Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Mo. Private graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Memorial Park. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Bill V. Wight 
Bill V. Wight, 69, of Springfield died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born June 20, 1923, in Springfield, the son of Clinton and Eva Lamb Wight. 
Mr. Wight was retired from Federated Funeral Directors. He was leader and manager of the Charles Rogers Orchestra. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Musicians 19-675. Surviving are his wife, Bette Padget Wight; a daughter, Maribeth Gebhards of O'Fallon, Mo.; and two grandsons. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Rominger officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Evan T. Carlisle
Carlisle infant Evan T. Carlisle, infant son of Milton Carlisle and Gaila Matrisch of Springfield, died at 6:33 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. 
He was born April 14, 1993, in Springfield. Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Merle Carlisle and Robert Matrisch. 
Surviving are his parents; a brother, Matthew, at home; three sisters, Megan, Tabitha and Emily, all at home; grandmothers, Helen Carlisle and Vivian Matrisch, both of Springfield; great-grandmother, Ruby Kincaid of Springfield; and several cousins. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, with the Rev. Clinton Cook officiating. Bisch and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Anne E. Corson 
Anne E. Corson, 89, of Montgomery, Ala., died Monday at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. 
She was born Aug. 28, 1903, the daughter of Orion and Lizzie Ellis Turner. She married Dr. Wesley C. Corson in 1940; he preceded her in death in 1968. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, with Dr. 
Roger Compton officiating. Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

James E. Griffith Sr. 
Services for James E. "Shorty" Griffith Sr. of Springfield will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 
Mr. Griffith, 60, died at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital. 
In central Illinois Michael M. Morell TAYLORVILLE -- Michael M. Morell, 41, of Taylorville died at 11:08 a.m. 
Tuesday at Shelbyville Memorial Hospital. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery, Sigel. 
Surviving are his wife, Madonna Walk Morell; a son, Brett of Taylorville; and his mother, Mary Jean Morell of Mattoon. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Marvin W. Ommen 
BEARDSTOWN -- Marvin William Ommen, 81, of Beardstown died at 4:38 a.m. 
Wednesday at Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Beardstown, with burial in Grace Cemetery, near Chapin. Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Verna; one son, Byron of Carrollton; three daughters, Mrs. Robert E. (Wilma) Miller of Lincoln, Mrs. Dean (Lucille) Hannel and Sharon Sullivan, both of Jacksonville, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Wilbur C. Vieth 
LATHAM -- Wilbur C. Vieth, 70, of Latham died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at St. 
John's Hospital. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beason United Methodist Church, with burial in Harmony Cemetery, Beason. Holland and Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Rau Vieth; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Judy) Westen of Beason; and two granddaughters. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Nina Gualandi 
TAYLOR SPRINGS -- Nina Goodson Gualandi, 78, of Taylor Springs died at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday at Hillsboro Hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with burial in Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. 
Surviving are her husband, Louis; two sons, Thomas Ross Goodson of Bedford, Texas, and Dean Goodson of Taylor Springs; three stepsons, Carl E. Goodson of Seattle, Wash., Lewey Gualandi of Schram City and Gary Gualandi of Coffeen; three stepdaughters, Reba McChristian of Glendora, Calif., Patsy Smith of Hillsboro and Debbie Page of Irving; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Rudolph V. Deiss Jr. 
NEW HOLLAND -- Rudolph V. Deiss Jr., 64, of New Holland died at 10 p.m. 
Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln, with burial in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland. Holland and Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Darlene Conner Deiss; four sons, Michael of Zionsville, Ind., Ronald of Moline, David of New Holland and Rudolph V. "Chip" III of Evanston; a daughter, Vicki Broughton of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Merle and LeRoy, both of Bloomington. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Robert Blauth 
TOWER HILL -- Robert Blauth, 82, of Tower Hill died at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at McCracken Funeral Home, Pana, with burial in Tower Hill Cemetery. 
Surviving are a brother, Fred of Tower Hill, and three great-nieces. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Vena M. Mutch 
MURRAYVILLE -- Vena May Spencer Sorrells Mutch, 90, of Murrayville died Tuesday at Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Youngblood Baptist Church, Nortonville, with burial in Youngblood Cemetery, Nortonville. Mackey-Daws Funeral Home, Murrayville, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Lois VanBebber of Jacksonville; stepson, Charles "Bud" Mutch of Murrayville; a stepdaughter, Marjorie Mutch of Jacksonville; two step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Edwin O. Soellner
JACKSONVILLE -- Edwin O. "Sarg" Soellner, 77, of Jacksonville died Tuesday at Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, with burial in Diamond Grove Cemetery. Cody and Son Memorial Home, Jacksonville, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Nellie, and two stepdaughters, Gloria Ballard of Jacksonville and Marsha Knutson of Hartsburg. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Michael G. Pastor 
PANA -- Michael G. "Mike" Pastor, 86, of Pana died at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday at home. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pana, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Kennedy and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are a son, Dennis of Pana; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Spriggs of Shelbyville and Mary Pastor of Pana. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   

Josephine Nardi 
NOKOMIS -- Josephine Cattinari Nardi, 88, of Shelbyville, formerly of Nokomis, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Shelbyville. 
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. 
Surviving are a son, Jim of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Lena Boys of Prairie du Sac, Wis. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 17, 1993   


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