Miscellaneous Sangamon County, Illinois Obituaries

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Fred W. Kunz Jr. 
Fred W. "June" Kunz Jr., 74, of Springfield died at 4:22 a.m. Monday at his residence. 
He was born Dec. 25, 1918, in rural Pawnee, the son of Fred W. and Nellie M. Behl Kunz. He married Gladys M. Pieper in 1939 in Nokomis. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Henry F. and Herman W. Kunz; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kane and Mrs. Ada Marie "Johnny" Layman.    Mr. Kunz was employed by Kane Auto Parts for 20 years and by Pegwill Packing Co. for 25 years until retiring. He served in the U.S. Army artillery during World War II as a staff sergeant. He was a member of Teamsters Local 916 and past commander of AMVETS Posts 257 and 61. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; two sons, Mike of Springfield and Mark of Pawnee; two daughters, Mrs. Marlin Vitale of Littleton, Colo., and Mrs. Carol Robbins of Collinsville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; brother, Edward J. of Springfield; three sisters, Clara Porter of Edinburg, Catherine Requarth of Springfield and Juanita Yeaman of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.   Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lewis Niemoeller officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Fred Hobbs 
Fred Hobbs, 78, of Springfield died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Rose Hill, Va., the son of Arch and Sarah Loftice Hobbs. He married Clara E. Allsopp in 1942. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Chesley, Hoy E. and George Hobbs; and a sister, Maude Hobbs. 
Mr. Hobbs retired from Fiat-Allis in 1974 as a machinist in Department 12. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Hobbs; son, John H. Hobbs of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon (Edith) Edwards and Mrs. Hewsey (Wilma) Copelin, both of Edinburg; five brothers, Lester Hobbs of Rochester, Wheeler and Ray Hobbs, both of Edinburg, Paul Hobbs of Cotopaxi, Colo., and Sam Hobbs of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

James F. Dunavan Jr. 
James F. "Jamie" Dunavan Jr., 35, of Springfield died at 8 a.m. Monday at his residence. 
He was born Oct. 9, 1958, in Springfield, the son of James F. and Shirley Depriest Dunavan Sr. 
Mr. Dunavan was a self-employed mechanic. 
Surviving are his father, James F. Dunavan Sr. of Springfield; mother, Shirley DePriest; stepmother, Joyce Dunavan of Springfield; sister, Shirley "Peytsie" Creighton of Springfield; half brother, Dale Dunavan of Chicago; and companion, Marie Harding of Springfield. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lawrence Hamrick officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Joseph J. Maslouski 
Joseph J. Maslouski, 83, of Springfield died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. 
He was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Springfield, the son of William and Mary Blush Maslouski. He married Helen P. Joseph in 1934 in Springfield. Preceding him in death were his wife, Helen, in 1990; and a brother, William Maslouski. 
Mr. Maslouski retired in 1975 as a machinist for Napier Machine and Welding Inc. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lithuanian/American Club and Wade Baldridge Senior Bowling League. 
Surviving are two sons, John C. Maslouski and Donald J. Maslouski, both of Springfield; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Mullink officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Hazel W. Padgett 
Hazel W. Padgett, 84, of Springfield died at 2:55 p.m. Monday at Walnut Ridge Nursing Center. 
She was born April 19, 1909, in Jonesville, Va., the daughter of John Thomas and Ida Katherine Dunigan Warren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Reba McGee. 
Mrs. Padgett retired in 1970 from Fiat-Allis Manufacturing after 20 years of service. She was a member of Kumler United Methodist Church, Fellowship Club of the Salvation Army, Ladies Auxiliary of F.O.E. Aerie 437 and the Seniorama. 
Surviving are a sister, Eulah Adams of Springfield; niece, Betty Matheis of Springfield; and a great-nephew. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lawrence Hamrick officiating. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Lester L. Edwards 
Lester L. Edwards, 88, of Springfield died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Feb. 6, 1905, in Loami, the son of Martin Luther and Bertha Violet Bates Edwards. He married Celia Winters in 1929 in Greene County. Preceding him in death were his wife, Celia; brother, Arthur Martin; and sister, Lutie Alice Minard. 
Mr. Edwards was formerly employed by Holland Furnace and the state of Illinois. He was a member of Ansar Shrine. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne (Esther) Homer of Springfield; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Dwight E. Dragoo 
Dwight Eugene "Gene" Dragoo, 76, of Dania, Fla., formerly of Pawnee, died Saturday at Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
He was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Montana, the son of Dwight Christopher and Grace Kester Dragoo. He was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Robert Berry. 
Mr. Dragoo was a member of Dania Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a professional musician and played for numerous well-known bands. 
Surviving are two nieces, Sharon Smith and Karon Macchio, both of Springfield; and a cousin, Betty Pat Dragoo of Springfield. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roarick-Davis Memorial Home, Pawnee, with the Rev. Brent Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Horse Creek Cemetery, Pawnee.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Gertrude D. Fleming 
Gertrude D. Fleming, 96, of Springfield died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Abbe in Springfield. 
She was born in Springfield, the daughter of Patrick M. and Bridget Lydon Delaney. She married James C. Fleming in 1928 in Springfield. Preceding her in death were her husband, James, in 1993; seven sisters; and five brothers. 
Mrs. Fleming was a seamstress for Dirksen's Department Store for many years. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. 
Surviving are her son, Clarence J. Fleming of Wilmette; daughter, Mary Alice Jordan of Potomac, Md.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patrick Wright officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.   McCullough Funeral Home in New Berlin is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

John E. Fuiten 
John Edward Fuiten, 92, of Virden died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospice. 
He was born April 18, 1901, the son of William and Luella Fuiten. He married Mary Doroles Bogart in 1924 in Springfield. Preceding him in death were his wife, Mary, in 1980; six brothers, Tony, Harry, George, Fred, William and Albert; and two sisters, Ada Johnstone and Anna Nickel. 
Mr. Fuiten retired from Macoupin County Highway Department as a truck driver. He was a member of Virden Masonic Lodge 161 AF&AM. Surviving are a daughter, Doroles A. Kemp of Springfield; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alberta Logan and Amy Thomas, both of Virden, and Alivina Showalter of Pennsylvania. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home in Virden, with the Rev. Rick William officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Mary Inslee 
Mary Sedlack Inslee, 83, of Springfield died at 11:50 a.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital Emergency Center. 
She was born Feb. 26, 1910, in Springfield, the daughter of Anton and Marie Kundler Sedlack. Preceding her in death were her husband, Lloyd G. Inslee Sr., and two brothers, Frank and Anton Sedlack. 
Mrs. Inslee attended Illinois State University and taught in the Williamsville School District, the Springfield School District and the Ball-Chatham School District. She had been co-owner of Scotchwash Coin Laundries. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Springfield Garden Club, Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club and the Merry Painters China Painting Club. 
Surviving are a son, Lloyd G. Inslee Jr. of Springfield; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Naylor officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Nellie E. Field 
Nellie E. Mitchell Field, 87, of Sherman, formerly of Riverton, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at Villa Healthcare in Sherman. 
She was born Feb. 9, 1906, in Tower Hill, the daughter of the Rev. Walter and Louise Mary Fee Mitchell. She married Norman E. Field in 1936. Preceding her in death were her husband, Norman, in 1969; and two brothers, Wallace and Walter Mitchell. 
Mrs. Field was a schoolteacher in many Illinois communities, including Riverton, where she retired. She was a member of Riverton United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Retired Teachers Association and Order of Eastern Star Venus Chapter 408 for 62 years. 
She served as Riverton High School homecoming grand marshal in 1980 and was former site manager of Daily Bread in Riverton. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1924 and attended Illinois Wesleyan University. 
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mitchell Paisley of Quincy and Mrs. Louise Mitchell Spurney of Vero Beach, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Riverton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Daniel Diss officiating. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.   Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Mary E. Osenton
Services for Mary E. Osenton of Mount Pulaski, formerly of Buffalo, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Franklin Silas officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. 
Mrs. Osenton, 72, died at 12:56 a.m. Monday at her residence. 
Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Ball of Springfield, Patricia Swarthout of Herndon, Va., and Linda Groce of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Eugene Fields of Springfield; and two sisters, Iona Pippin of Buffalo and Edna Renella of Melrose Park.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Arthur L. Hoffert 
MIDDLETOWN -- Arthur L. Hoffert, 72, of Middletown died at 6:26 p.m. Monday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lincoln. 
Surviving are two sons, Ernest Hoffert and Rick Hoffert, both of Middletown; daughter, Edith Bumgardener of Sulfur Springs, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Hoffert of Lincoln.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Avinere Girardi 
BENLD -- Avinere Girardi, 82, of Benld died at 1:04 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld. Burial will be in Benld Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Judy Clayton of Mount Olive, Betty Petropoulos of Riverton and Linda Ronald of Gillespie; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Mike Girardi of Benld; and sister, Della Bertolino of Benld.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Malcolm E. Zenge
JACKSONVILLE -- Malcolm E. Zenge, 80, of Jacksonville died at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Westfair Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. 
Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Martha; two daughters, Marsha Ward of Jacksonville and Sue Ellen Weed of Augusta, Ga.; stepson, Edward Hudson of Dallas, Texas; stepdaughter, Barbara Schone of Winchester; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Nimmie C. McDannald
JACKSONVILLE -- Nimmie C. McDannald, 63, of Jacksonville died Tuesday at Passavant Hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Chapin Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Hazel; three sons, Nimmie J. of Jacksonville, Stacey of Concord and Matt of Chapin; daughter, Mrs. Frank (Phronsie) Spaulding of Jacksonville; six grandchildren; brother, Hense "Bud" of Jacksonville; and two sisters, Georgia Cox of Camp Point and Jenny Fanshier of Meredosia.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Byron W. Strawn 
ALEXANDER -- Byron W. "Brownie" Strawn, 73, of rural Alexander died Monday at Passavant Hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Betty; two sons, Byron Lee of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Gary E. of Alexander; two daughters, Penny J. Strawn of Alexander and Mrs. Raymond (Sandra) Clostermery of Alexander; and nine grandchildren.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Velda L. Myers 
ROODHOUSE -- Velda L. Myers, 79, of Roodhouse died Tuesday at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse. 
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are her husband, James; daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Cheryl) Sherwin of Roodhouse; two grandchildren; three nieces and a nephew.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Virginia B. German 
WINCHESTER -- Virginia Bernidine German, 70, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Jacksonville and Winchester area, died Sunday at her home in Tampa, Fla. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Glasgow Cemetery. 
Surviving are her son, Wilbur German of Jacksonville; daughter, Mrs. Ken (Linda) Erickson of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Harry R. Coers 
NEW HOLLAND -- Harry R. Coers, 77, of New Holland died at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland. Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery in New Holland. 
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Janette; two sons, Garry and David, both of New Holland; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Edgar M. "Jim" Coers of New Holland.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Ann Fazio 
BENLD -- Ann Fazio, 93, of Benld died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday at Country Care Center in Staunton. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Dormition Church in Benld. Burial will be in Holy Dormition Cemetery in Benld. 
Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are her son, Nick Agnish of San Francisco, Calif.; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four sisters, Anna Tyrpak and Olga Sosenko, both of Benld, and Julia Honchak and Mary Sosenko, both of New York City.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Pamela J. Krohe 
BEARDSTOWN -- Pamela Jo Krohe, 24, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday at her residence in Oklahoma City, Okla. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Belleville First Church of the Nazarene in Belleville. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Belleville. 
Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are her parents, David Oliver and Lona Jo Umphryes Krohe of Belleville; three sisters, Mrs. Roger (Diana) Hiebert of Overland Park, Kan., Mrs. Daniel (Debra) Buffey of Tuscon, Ariz., and Tina Krohe of Belleville; grandparents, Oliver and Bettie Krohe of Beardstown; a nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

Mildred L. Ruff 
LINCOLN -- Mildred L. Ruff, 81, of Lincoln died at 10:25 a.m. Monday at her residence. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial in Zion Cemetery in Lincoln. 
Surviving are her husband, Conrad; son, Thomas W. Ruff of San Bernardino, Calif.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Rohlfs of Beason and Harold Dean Rohlfs of Cerro Gordo; and two sisters, Dorothy Sprague and Frances Trowbridge, both of Lincoln.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  October 20, 1993

LaRue D. Kane 
LaRue D. "Rudy" Kane, 80, of Springfield died at 9:07 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born June 20, 1913, in Springfield, the son of William C. and Ida Adkinson Kane. He married Mary K. Green in 1939 in St. Louis, Mo. Preceding him in death was a brother, Merle Kane. 
Mr. Kane retired as an electrician. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns. His awards and decorations include the European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 193. Surviving are his wife, Mary K. Kane; daughter, Sandra Hedrick of Decatur; a granddaughter; two brothers, Donald Kane of Pawnee and Wilfred Kane of Springfield; four sisters, Maxine Stengel, Lillian Smith and Virginia Link, all of Springfield, and Majorie Kittell of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Mullink officiating. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Angeline A. Palazzolo 
Angeline A. Palazzolo, 74, of Springfield died at 9:40 p.m. Friday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. 
She was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Sherman, the daughter of Dominic and Catherine Palazzolo Palazzolo. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Vincent, Charles and Paul; and two sisters, Agnes and Josephine. 
Miss Palazzolo worked for the Illinois Department of Revenue for eight years. She was past owner and operator of Creamy Way Dairy. She was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Church. 
Surviving are her sister, Catherine M. Williams of Springfield; three brothers, Dominic Palazzolo and Joe Palazzolo, both of Springfield, and Vito Palazzolo of Sherman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Cabrini Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Ida J. Williams 
Ida Josephine Carr Williams, 82, of Springfield died at 6:25 p.m. Friday at St. John's North. 
She was born July 22, 1911, in Shreveport, La., the daughter of Eddie B. and Edwina Hotchkiss Carr. She married Paul A. Williams in 1948. Preceding her in death was a brother, Buell Carr. 
Mrs. Williams was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, former member of St. James M.E. Church in Shreveport, La., and St. Mark M.E. Church in Chicago. She served on the finance committee, nurture committee, was a communion steward, member of trustee board, member of United Methodist Women Outreach committee, served on nominations committee, membership care and worship committee, Sunday School department and Acolyte committee for over 30 years at Grace United Methodist Church. 
Surviving are her husband, Paul A. Williams of Springfield; two sisters, Eutopia Winford of Redwood, Calif., and Lucy Winbush of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Sandy D. Carr of Pamona, Calif., and Eddie Carr of Justice. 
Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert Freeman officiating. Burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery. 
W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Thomas J. Cody 
Thomas Jacob Cody, 56, of Springfield died at 11:16 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born June 17, 1936, in Glenarm, the son of John M. and Maude Moore Cody. He married Barbara E. Thomas in 1957. Preceding him in death were 18 brothers and a sister. 
Mr. Cody retired in 1976 as a truck driver for the Teamsters. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and a member of Teamsters Local 916. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Barbara E. Cody of Springfield; a daughter, Leota Louise Cody, and a son, Mark Alan Cody, both of Springfield; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Julia Poinstingl of Virden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home, with Charles Lee officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. 

Christopher Johnson 
Christopher Eric Johnson, 25, of Springfield died at 6:02 p.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born June 3, 1968, in Springfield, the son of Charles and Patsy Patterson Johnson. He married Carmen S. Shanner in 1993. Preceding him in death was his father in 1985. Mr. Johnson was head painter for Zara's Auto Body for the last few years. He had been a member of St. James Church in Riverton and was a graduate of Riverton High School. 
Surviving are his wife, Carmen S. Johnson of Springfield; mother, Mrs. 
Patsy Johnson of Riverton; sister, Mrs. Russ (Sherry) Burt of Springfield; brother, Tony Johnson of Chatham; one aunt; three nieces; a nephew; and several cousins. 
Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. David Lantz officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. 

George A. Taylor 
George Armond Taylor, 79, of Springfield died at 2:44 p.m. Thursday at St. 
John's Hospital. 
He was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Nelson, Mo., the son of John Henry and Pearlie Ann Blankenbaker Taylor. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Lee, Jefferson and Luther Taylor; and two sisters, Lena Miller and Amanda Walker. 
Mr. Taylor had been a janitor for First National Bank. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion. 
Surviving are two daughters, Scarlett Taylor and Lori Taylor, both of Springfield; a grandchild; a sister, Esther Everege; a niece; and a nephew. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Teddy Thomas officiating. Burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery. 

Ray H. Wheeler 
Ray H. Wheeler, 85, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Springfield, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Hill Haven Convalescent Center, Sarasota, Fla. 
He was born July 7, 1908, in Palmyra, the son of Dawson Wheeler and Jessie Westrop. He married Evelyn J. Coker in 1930 in Springfield. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Eugene, Richard and Joseph Wheeler; and a sister, Lena Wagener. 
Mr. Wheeler retired in 1969 from Franklin Life Insurance Co. after 45 years as a purchasing agent and manager. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla., and former member of Central Baptist Church in Springfield. 
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn J. Wheeler of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter, Polly Wheeler of Sarasota, Fla.; two sons, Ray D. Wheeler of Springfield and Robert S. Wheeler of Spring Hill, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Howard P. Wheeler of Brookline, Mo. 
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Berry Funeral Home in Virden, the Rev. Tom Ford officiating. Burial in Girard Cemetery. 

Ella L. O'Malley 
Ella L. O'Malley, 90, of Springfield died at 7:04 a.m. Friday at Villa Healthcare East in Sherman. 
She was born Aug. 5, 1903, in Paynesville, Ky., the daughter of John and Lillian Mattingly Frakes. She married Willard J. O'Malley and he preceded her in death in 1964. Also preceding her in death was an infant son. 
Mrs. O'Malley had lived in Springfield most of her life. 
Surviving are her two daughters, Mary Patricia Patton of Davis, Calif., and Marjorie T. Londrigan of Springfield; one son, John W. O'Malley of Seagate, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Funeral Mass will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Church of the Little Flower, the Rev. Henry Schmidt officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Edward F. Hashman 
Edward F. Hashman, 79, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Springfield, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at Audubon Medical Center in Louisville, Ky. 
He was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Springfield, the son of John and Theresa Roth Hashman. He married Nellie Hart in 1938 and she preceded him in death in 1985. Mr. Hashman had been a machinist for Weaver Manufacturers and was also employed by the Sangamon County Board of Education and by the Sheriff's Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Springfield. 
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. William (Patricia) Bratcher of Louisville, Ky.; five granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Hashman of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. Hugh Cassidy VF officiating. Graveside services at 8 a.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery. 

Seymour Dennison 
Memorial services for Seymour "Dennis" Dennison of Kincaid, formerly of Springfield, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Connolly-McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. 
Mr. Dennison, 64, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. 

Donald E. Tucker 
Donald E. Tucker, 72, of Mattoon died at 6:32 p.m. Friday at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. 
He was born April 11, 1921, in Marion, Ind., the son of Corta Emery and Ethel Mae Foster Tucker. He married Louise Erickson in 1943. Preceding him in death was a brother. 
Mr. Tucker was a load dispatcher for CIPS for 41 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and lifetime member of the American Legion in Farina. 
Surviving are his wife, Louise; three sons, Donald Tucker Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Robert Tucker and James Tucker, both of Charleston; five daughters, Mrs. Layla Arleen Assem of Saudi Arabia, Mrs. Walter (Mary Ann) Schadow of Springfield, Mrs. Bill (Susan) Cunningham of Mount Vernon, Barbara Fryman of St. Robert, Mo., and Mrs. Gary (Marge) Parker of Champaign; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Douglas Tucker of Eldorado. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. Herman Niebrugge officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. 
Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon, is in charge of arrangements. 

Genevieve V. Nation 
Genevieve V. Nation, 85, of Taylorville, formerly of Pawnee, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital. 
She was born July 2, 1908, in Pawnee, the daughter of Charles and Vivian Richards Burns. She married Keith Nation in 1927 in New City. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1987; a son; and a sister. 
Mrs. Nation was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Pawnee. 
Surviving are two sons, Ronald Nation of Taylorville and Larry Nation of St. Louis, Mo.; one grandson; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial in Horse Creek Cemetery. 

Margaret Breckenridge 
Margaret R. "Marge" Breckenridge, 74, of Rockford, formerly of Springfield, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at her residence. 
She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Harristown, the daughter of William E. and Ida Marie Gill Shoup. She married Robert E. Breckenridge in St. Louis, Mo., in 1944. Preceding her in death were her husband and a sister, Mildred L. Shoup. 
Mrs. Breckenridge graduated from St. John's School of Nursing in Springfield. She was employed as Ogle County school nurse from 1954 to 1969 and worked as a private duty nurse. 
Surviving are her sister, Dorothy Duquenne of Decatur; a niece; three nephews; and two great-nieces. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harristown Cemetery in Harristown, with Sr. Myra Lambert officiating. 
Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home, Rockford, is in charge of arrangements. 

Suetta Martin 
Suetta "Susie" Martin, 86, of Mason City died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. 
She was born July 26, 1907, in Canton, the daughter of John and Alma Pemberton Dosier. She married George Martin in 1931 in Urbana. Preceding her in death were her husband, George, in 1972; three brothers; and two sisters. 
Mrs. Martin was a 50-year member of Mason City Presbyterian Church, 50-year member of Lincoln Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 357 and 50-year member of the Mason City Women's Club. 
Surviving are her son, Robert Martin of Mason City; daughter, Linda Sue Hall of Grand Haven, Mich.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Laura "Lo" Mangle of Sherman and Marjorie Gares of Peoria. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mason City United Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Mark Kim officiating. Burial in Mason City Cemetery. 
Styninger Funeral Home in Mason City is in charge of arrangements. 

Oliver A. Brandt 
Oliver A. Brandt, 86, of Springfield died at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospice. 
He was born Aug. 22, 1907, in Salisbury, the son of Frederick and Minnie Brandt. He married Louis Rees in 1940. Preceding him in death were five brothers and a sister. 
Mr. Brandt operated Brandt's Paint and Auto Body for 35 years, retiring in 1972. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 500 and Shriners. 
Surviving are his wife, Louis; daughter, Wanda Keil of Springfield; and two grandchildren. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, the Rev. John Duke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

Robert L. Stephens 
Robert L. Stephens, 72, of Canton died at 5:25 p.m. Friday at Graham Hospital Extended Care Unit. 
He was born April 20, 1921, in Canton, the son of Hubert J. and Gladys Murphy Stephens. He married Verna Edwards in 1940 in Kahoka, Mo. Preceding him in death were two granddaughters. 
Mr. Stephens worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Peoria and Springfield for 37 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of 40 et eight Voiture, Telephone Pioneers Club, South Park United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 16 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Verna; four daughters, Kay Clark of Yuma, Ariz., Barbara Durkin of Springfield, Bonita Morgan of Canton and Suzanne Stephens of Riverton; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Stephens of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two sisters, Beverly J. Stephens of Canton and Helen Wise of Joliet. 
Remains were cremated. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at South Park United Methodist Church, the Rev. John Beasley and John Trigg officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. 
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements. 

Ed M. Coots 
HAVANA -- Ed M. Coots, 84, of Havana died at 8:45 a.m. Friday at Mason District Hospital in Havana. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Harriett; four sons, Robert Coots of Chesterfield, Mo., Jerald Coots of Morton, Richard Coots of Bath and Donald Coots of Metamora; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Mae Sackman of Lewistown. 

David K. Graham 
MOUNT OLIVE -- David Kenneth "Casey" Graham, 81, of rural Mount Olive, formerly of Hillsboro, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at Staunton Community Memorial Hospital. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Patton Memorial Home in Hillsboro. Burial in Woodland Hill Cemetery in East Alton. 
Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Bob (Sharolyn) Thompson of Ottawa, Mrs. 
Don (Patricia) Pollard of Mount Olive, Becky Pea of Bethalto, Sally Totora of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Dave (Kay) Vega of Soldotna, Alaska, Mrs. Danny (Kendra) Drainer of Wood River, and Susan Schofield and Jenny Newby, both of East Alton; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Everett J. Woods 
ASHLAND -- Everett J. Woods, 86, of Ashland died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Ashland. Burial will be in Ashland City Cemetery. 
Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his son, James W. "Bill" Woods of Edina, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Louise) Parsons of Decatur and Mrs. Marcus (Shirley) Whisnant of St. Charles; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Roy W. Guthrie 
ROCKBRIDGE -- Roy Wilson Guthrie, 82, of Rockbridge died at 10:42 a.m. Friday in Greenfield. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenfield United Methodist Church in Greenfield. Burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery. 
Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Eunice Guthrie of Rockbridge; three daughters, Mrs. 
Pete (Nance Jyne) McGuire of Carlinville, Mrs. Carl L. (Wanda) Phillips of Murrayville and Mrs. Steve (Jan) Adams of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Guthrie of White Hall; and two sisters, Mary Imel of Cambridge and Amy Bowker of Carrollton. 

Lucien J. Pignon 
JACKSONVILLE -- Lucien J. Pignon, 80, of Jacksonville died at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Modern Care Convalescent Center in Jacksonville. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery. 
Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Ina; son Norman Cottingham of Jacksonville; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 

Loren H. Engelbrecht 
BLUFFS -- Loren Howard Engelbrecht, 60, of Bluffs died Friday in Bluffs. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bluffs. Burial in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his mother, Edna Engelbrecht of Bluffs; and a brother, Larry Engelbrecht of Bluffs. 

James R. Samples 
JACKSONVILLE -- James R. Samples, 48, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Jacksonville, died Friday at St. Luke's Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. 
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Sherry; son, Shawn Samples of Burlington, Iowa; daughter, Nicole Samples at home; parents, Raymond and Helen Samples of Jacksonville; and brother, Richard L. Samples of Jacksonville. 

Katie B. Gansner 
COFFEEN -- Katie Belle Gansner, 80, of Coffeen died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Springs Nursing Home in Taylor Springs. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Toberman Funeral Home in Coffeen. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in rural Coffeen. 
Surviving are her son Carl Gansner of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Mabel Robbins of Coffeen; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cap Watkins of Paris, Tenn., Mack Watkins of Puryear, Tenn., and Fred Watkins of Cottage Grove, Tenn.; two sisters, Virginia Harvey of Cottage Grove, Tenn., and Alberta Lauer of Waterloo. 

Carl M. Kohler Sr. 
STAUNTON -- Carl M. Kohler, 76, of Staunton died at 5:08 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's Hospital West in Chesterfield, Mo. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Natalie; two sons, Carl M. Kohler Jr. and Michael T. Kohler, both of Staunton; daughter, Marlene E. Kohler of St. Louis; brother, Fred Brenzel of Staunton; two sisters, Ann Schaefer of Staunton and Emma Dehm of Sarasota, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. 

Ruby V. Crouch 
CARLINVILLE -- Ruby V. Crouch, 76, of rural Carlinville died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Carlinville Area Hospital. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carlinville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Shipman Cemetery in Shipman. 
Heinz Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews. 

Cathy A. Klaus
GIRARD -- Cathy A. Klaus, 38, of Girard died at 6:11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospital. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard. Burial in Girard Cemetery. 
Surviving are her parents, Wayne F. and Dorothy Klaus of Girard; grandfather, Eddie Neff of Girard; two brothers, Brad Klaus of Girard and Scott Klaus of Danvers; three nieces; two nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Mary M. Guthrie 
MORRISONVILLE -- Mary M. Guthrie, 87, of Morrisonville died at 12:40 a.m. 
Saturday at Country Care in Pana. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hough Colonial Funeral Home in Morrisonville. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. 
Surviving are her husband, Everett S. of Morrisonville; and three sisters, Elizabeth Anders of San Antonio, Texas, Nellie Hill and Helen Dyson, both of Palmer.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  November 21, 1993 


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