Miscellaneous Shelby Co., Illinois Obituaries


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Lula G. Halbrook

Lula G. Halbrook, 88, of Pana, IL passed away at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 14, 2002 in the St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, IL.
Mrs. Halbrook was born Nov. 3, 1913 in Missouri the daughter of Mel and Cora Stephens Finks.
She married Harold Halbrook and he passed away Jan. 7, 1989.
She was active in the Pana Senior Citizens Center and a member of the Parkway Social Club.
Surviving are a son Darrell Halbrook and wife Marilyn of Pana, and daughter Shirley Domonousky and husband Frank of Palm Bay, FL; sisters Betty Cloe and husband Bill, Imogene Vermillion and Beulah Hutchens all of Pana; eight grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold, parents, son Russell Halbrook, brother Joe Finks and brothers-in-law Rodell Vermillion and Ellis Hutchens.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville, IL. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Constance E. Reider
Ocala, Florida

Mrs. Constance E. Reider, 92, of Ocala, FL died Aug. 13, 2002 at the Oak Hurst Nursing Center in Ocala.
She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Nov. 25, 1909 to James and Martha Beauchamp.
She married Jason Reider Jan. 2, 1927. He preceded her in death in 1996.
A homemaker, Reider moved from Decatur, IL in 1961 to Ocala and lived there for 41 years.
Surviving are her sons: Jason Reider Jr. of Ocala, James of Witeford, California, and Charles of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughters: Pat Winn of Ocala, Shirley Barnes of Ocala, Winona Kay Unrue of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Ann Mae Woods of Ocala; 24 Grandchildren, including Vickie Miller and husband Chuck of Westervelt, IL and Sheryl Beck and husband Joe of Shelbyville, IL; 33 great- grandchildren and 18 great- great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens.

Janice M. Gelonek
Pana, IL

Janice M. Gelonek, 80, of Pana, IL died Wednesday Aug. 14, 2002 at 11 p.m. in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.
She was born on Jan. 13, 1922 in Pana to Henry J. and Beatrice M. Eggerman Bruns. Both parents are deceased.
She was retired from Mallory in Pana and lived her entire life in Pana except 3 years in Taylorville. Her hobbies were camping in Texas, gardening and flowers.
She married Jack Geloneck on Jan. 30, 1944 in Taylorville.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Sherry Griffith and husband Ron of Collinsville, IL; a grandchild, Tina Meier and husband Robin of Collinsville; a great-grandson, Devon; sister Gladys Hanes and husband Richard of Shelbyville. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Bruns.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Funeral services will be Saturday Aug. 17, 2002 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. John P. Schmeling, Pastor of St. John's/St. Paul Lutheran Churches, Shelbyville officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Pana.

Eleanor M. Rittgers

Eleanor M. Rittgers, 89, of Shelbyville died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2002 in the Shelbyville Manor.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday with Dr. Paul Pryor officiating in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church of Shelbyville.
Mrs. Rittgers was born September 24, 1912 near Westervelt, the daughter of Isaac and Katherine Lane Killam. She was a 1931 graduate of Westervelt High School and worked at the Arcade and Herron's Department Store both in Shelbyville. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville, the Christian Women's Fellowship, a devoted Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Shelby County R.S. V. P. She married Harold Rittgers on November 4, 1933. He died on April 26, 1993.
Surviving are her daughter, Aileen Miller of Beecher City; brother Samuel Killam of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Kristine Watson and husband Richard of Buchanan, MI, Mary Miller of Beecher City and David Strauser of Watson; and great-grandchildren Brian, Kevin and Joshua Watson of Buchanan, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; son-in-law George Miller, sister Mary Flesner; half-brother, Ray Killam and half-sister, Lena Boys.

J. Lois Daily
Neoga, IL

Mrs. J. Lois Daily, 90, of Neoga, Illinois and formerly of Mattoon, Illinois, died Friday Aug. 16, 2002 at 10:40 a.m. in the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.
Daily was born on Oct. 7, 1911 in Moultrie County to Orval and Edith (Langston) Roby.
She married Lewis G. Daily on Jan. 26, 1935 in Gays, IL. He died April 13, 1995.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday Aug. 19, 2002 at Swengel - O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Coen of Neoga. Burial will be at Branch side Cemetery in Gays. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday Aug. 19, 2002 at the Swengel - O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Daily and wife Judith of Rural Windsor, IL, grandchildren Kristina Daily of Champaign, Karen Pfeiffer and husband Dan of Strasburg, IL, Mary Stremming and husband Dennis of Mahomet, IL, and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister.
She was a housewife and homemaker and was a member of Gays Christian Church in Gays.
Memorials can be made to Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

June Elizabeth McDaniel
Formerly of Shelbyville

June Elizabeth (Bland) McDaniel, 76, of Mahomet, formerly of Hoffman Estates, Decatur, Sullivan and Shelbyville, died at 3:18 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2002, in St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2002, in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Dan Eloe officiating. Visitation one hour before service time. Grave services following cremation, for immediate family will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. McDaniel was born on January 24, 1926 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Clayton D. and Myrtle A. Kelly Bland. She was a member of the Kuilka Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Shelbyville. She married Robert Hunt McDaniel on June 21, 1947. He died on April 3, 1983.
Surviving are her son Mark O. McDaniel and wife Carolyn of Mahomet; daughter Andrea Whitacre and husband John of Hoffman Estates; sister Audrey Ragan and husband Rollin of Windsor; and granddaughter, Kelly Allen of Oak Park.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; brothers Dale, Robert, Arnold, and 
Richard Bland; and sister Bettie Alverson.

Sharon Sue "Rosie" Taylor
Monterey, TN

Sharon Sue "Rosie" Taylor, 62, of Monterey, Tennessee and formerly of Pana died Saturday Aug. 17, 2002 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
Taylor was born Dec. 26, 1939 in Pana to Herman C. "Pete" and Helen Cummins Beyers.
She married Robert E. Taylor in Aiken, South Carolina in 1960.
She is survived by her husband of Monterey, TN, parents of Pana, children Norman B. Taylor of St. Louis, Missouri, Robert H. Taylor and wife Caylor of Cookeville, Michael John Taylor and wife April of Cookeville, two granddaughters Caroline and Mary Catherine, and sister Sally Cole of Pana.
She graduated from Pana High School, moved to Tennessee 25 years ago from Pana, and was a homemaker that enjoyed her home and family.
Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Cremation rites were accorded in Tennessee. Family will receive friends at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 1-2 p.m.
Arrangements were made by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.

Patsy Jo Huffine
Salem, IL

Patsy Jo Huffine, 53, of Salem, Illinois passed away Aug. 17, 2002 at Forrest Park Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Huffine was born Aug. 30, 1948 in Goreville, IL to William D. and Wanda (Malear) Royster.
She married Robert F. Huffine on Aug. 8, 1966 in Shelbyville.
She is survived by her parents, husband, son Rob Huffine of Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii, daughter Niki Williams and husband Kyle of Salem, brother William W. and wife Tammy of Centralia, and sister Darla Hall and husband Gail of Vandalia.
Memorial services will be Sunday Aug. 25, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Salem. Officiating will be Bill Price. Memorials can be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Loveda J. Fowler

Loveda J. Fowler, 77, of Neoga, Illinois died 7:15 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2002 at Heartland Christian Village - Neoga, Illinois.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2002 at Swengel - O'Dell Funeral Home - Neoga, Illinois
Burial will be at Brush Creek Cemetery near Neoga. Visitation will be held Noon Thursday until service time.
Loveda was born June 21, 1925 in Ewing, Illinois the daughter of S.L. and Cecil (Cochran) Manis.
She married W. Sam Fowler on February 22, 1941 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Surviving are her Husband Sam Fowler of Neoga; Sons William D. Fowler and wife Marie of Lovington, Charles L. Fowler and wife Marilyn of Toledo, and Jimmy F. Fowler and wife Patricia of Neoga; daughters Carolyn J. Simposn of Marshall and Judy M. Corduan of Neoga; brother Raymond D. Manis of Ewing, Illinois; and sister Patricia D. Manis of Independence, Missouri. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Loveda was a retired housewife and homemaker and she was a member of the Baptist Church in Ewing, Illinois. Memorials may go to Heartland Christian Village of Neoga, Illinois. 

Thomas Daley "Tom Cat" Duncan
Mt. Zion

Thomas Daley "Tom Cat" Duncan, 72, of Mt. Zion died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2002 in the Decatur Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Cochran's Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove Township, Shelby County, Illinois with Rev. James Lowery officiating. Military rites will be held by VFW Post 4829, Shelbyville. Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Duncan was born November 13, 1929 in Decatur the son of Paul and Mildred Clem Duncan.
Tom was a track star at Stephen Decatur High School in the 1940's. He served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He retired from A.E. Staley in 1985 after 37 years.
"Tom Cat" was an avid golfer, loved nice cars, breakfast at the Main Hanger and his family.
He married Mary Lou Minnis on March 1, 1953 in Decatur, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife Mary Lou of Mt. Zion; daughters Cindy Duncan of Decatur, Laura Duncan of Decatur, Jaclyn Jeppson and husband Russell of Decatur and Julie Lorson and husband Dan of Fort Collins, Col.; son David Duncan and wife Tara of Argenta; brother Eugene Duncan of Decatur; sister Martha Thorton and husband Bob of Decatur; grandchildren Seth, Alexa and Alena.
The family thanks the staff and doctors on the 4th floor of Decatur Memorial Hospital, caregivers at McKinley Court, the employees at the Main Hanger, his golfing cronies at the Moweaqua Golf Course, many family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers send memorials to the Moweaqua Golf Course or the American Diabetes Association.

Frances L. Patchkes

Frances L. Patchkes, 89, of Pana, Illinois died Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 7:45 p.m. in Prairie Rose Health Care Center.
Frances was born on August 3, 1913 in Shelbyville, Illinois the daughter of Harlow and Bertha Barrett Croucher. She was a retired homemaker. Before living in Pana Frances also lived in Chicago.
She was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church and married John A Patchkes. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1971.
Surviving are friends Hugh Gallagher of Pana and his family, Sharon Byrd of Prospect Heights, Illinois, Hugh Gallagher, Jr. of Park Ridge, Illinois; Dennis Gallagher and Robin Gallagher of Chicago, and Terrance Gallagher.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Jerome Patchkes in 1935, daughter Dolores Patchkes in 1949, sisters Lucille White and Imogene Ghere and sister-in-law Mary Patchkes.
Visitation is set for Saturday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held that same day at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don J. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana. 

Rachel Lockwood

Rachel Lockwood, 86, of Pana, Illinois died Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 3:25 p.m. in Heritage Manor located in Pana.
Mrs. Lockwood was born February 14, 1916 in Oconee Township in Shelby County the daughter of Arthur L. and Amelia M. Price Pauley, both deceased. She was a Homemaker. She was born and raised in Oconee Township, moved to Tower Hill in 1946, and came to Pana in 1989. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pana.
Rachel was wed to Roy O. Lockwood on March 23, 1940 in Macon County.
She is survived by children Larry Lockwood and wife Beverly of Sacramento, California and Glenda Klindworth and husband Dale of Pana, Illinois; granddaughters Karen Fesser and husband Bryan of Morrisonville and Amanda Lockwood of Sacramento, California; Great Grand Children Bryanna, Kara, and Bekka Fesser; brother Wilbur Pauley of East Peoria, Illinois; sister Elsie Handshy of Pana, Illinois; step sister Ruth Vail of Pana, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her husband on September 22, 1990; one daughter Joyce Elaine Lockwood; four brothers, Louis "Bud" Pauley, Rex Pauley, Glen Pauley and Bill Pauley; one sister Ruby Abbott.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Pana; Pana Community Hospital Foundation for Emergency Department. 
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. in the McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow the next morning , Friday August 23, 2002 at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Mann officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Mound Cemetery.

Albert S. Stupek

Albert S. Stupek, 86, of Pana, Illinois died Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 12:55 p.m. in Heritage Manor in Pana.
Albert was born March 25, 1916 in Pana, the son of Stephen and Anna Desotnic Stupek, deceased. He lived his entire life in Pana except when he served in the U. S. Army During World War II. He served in the European, African, Middle Eastern, Asiatic, and Pacific Theaters. He retired from Pana Iron Store where he worked for over 30 years as a clerk. He had been a janitor in the high school, and had worked at the Pana Refinery, the Vandalia State Farm as a guard, and has worked in the coal mine after he got out of school.
He was a sports enthusiast, and loved hunting and baseball. He was the umpire for the Pana Blues baseball team. He also loved gardening and woodworking. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pana Veterans of Foreign Wards post #4431, and the Pana Moose.
He married Anna P. Litz on November 27, 1954 at St. Patrick's Church in Pana.
He is survived by his wife Anna of Pana; Children, Mary Cothern and husband Roger of Pana, Albert J. Stupek and wife Sarah of Pana, Martin Stupek and wife Nancy of Oreana, Illinois; Grandchildren, Greg Cothern, Mike Cothern, Allison Stupek, Alex Stupek, and Rachel Stupek.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Stephen Stupek and Joseph Stupek, two sisters Mary Junkins and Anna Stalets.
Memorials can be made to Sacred Heart School of Pana or the Pana Community Hospital Foundation.
Visitation will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home with rosary at 8 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2002 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pana at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Don J. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana with grave side military rites.

Daniel Hall Stumpf, Jr.
Champaign, Illinois

Daniel Hall Stumpf, Jr., 50, of Champaign, Illinois passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 1:20 p.m. in Carle Foundaiton Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday the 28 of August at Morgan Memorial Home with Pastor Happy Leman and Ben Hoerr. Interment will be in Findlay, Illinois.
Mr. Stumpf was born on November 8, 1951 in Shelbyville, Illinois the Son of Daniel Hall Stumpf, Sr. and Maurine Graven.
He married Debra Coffey of Rantoul, Illinois in 1969.
She survives in Champaign along with sons Timothy Stumpf, Allen Stumpf, Walter Stumpf and Phillip Stumpf all of Champaign; daughter Sarah Stumpf of Champaign; two grandsons, Sisters Phyllis McReynolds of Bethany, Linda Robertson of Rantoul, and Sally Connors of Aurora, Colorado. Also surviving is his mother, Maurine Stumpf of Rantoul, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was a Truck Mechanic, owner of Suprrench and Stumpf and Sons Trucking. He attended Parkland College to become a Certified Welder and A.S.C. Mechanic.
He was a member of Vineyard Christian Fellowship for 22 years. He was also a boy scout, 4-H member and served as a fireman.
He served his church, loved farming, 4-wheelers, camping, fishing, boating, bowling and trucks. Memorials can be made to the Stumpf family. 

Pansy M. (Spencer) White

Pansy M. (Spencer) White, 84, of Sullivan, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2002 in the St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2002 in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Donor's Choice.
She was born March 17, 1918 in Moultrie County, the daughter of Clarence O. and Polly Ann Smith Wisley. She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church of God. She married Johnny Spencer in 1935 in Findlay, IL. She then married Vincent White on July 23, 1959 in Wood River, IL and he preceded her in death July 23, 1990.
She is survived by her sons John H. (Jack) Spencer of Sullivan; Donald F. Spencer, Stafford, VA; daughter Nellie Stevens of Decatur, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by one daughter, two sisters, one brother and one great-grandchild.

Ervin E. Foor
formerly of Shelbyville

Ervin E. Foor, 86, of Decatur, Illinois, formerly of Shelbyville, Illinois, passed away at 10:19 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2002 at his residence.
Mr. Foor was born on December 28, 1915 in rural Shelbyville the son of J. L. and Edith Crook Foor.
He retired in 1978 from the Marora School System where he was a mechanic. Previously he was employed by the Decatur City Lines, Foor Auto Parts near Shelbyville, and he farmed with his father. He served in the United States Marines during WWII and saw duty at Pearl Harbor, Midway Island, the Marshall Islands and Panama. He was a member of the Moundford Free Methodist Church.
In retirement and leisure time he loved to restore antique furniture for family and friends. He loved to pass the time in his woodworking shop.
He married Ruth Nance on May 31, 1947 in Tower Hill, Illinois and she survives. Also surviving are sons Dudley Foor and wife Deborah of Decatur and Kurt Foor and wife Terry of Coal City, Illinois; daughters Jeannine Wylder and husband Tim of Urbandale, Iowa and Janette Carlton and husband Tim of Decatur; grandchildren Michael Foor, Colte Foor and wife Nichole, Keenan Carlton, Megan Carlton, Jason Carlton, Kristie Wylder, Matt Wylder, and Danelle Wylder; great grandchildren; Baylee Conner/Foor, Alexandria Conner and Kennedy Conner; sister Helma Koslofski of Marora; brother Jess Foor and wife Karen of Paris, Illinois; sister-in-law Marge Foor of Chrisman, Illinois and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Delilah Tynan, Lillian Griffin and Lenore Shuff; brother Rudy Foor.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2002 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery, Tower Hill, Illinois. Memorials can be made to the Moundford Free Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
He was a hard working man who enjoyed life making wooden Bowls and furniture for others. He usually had a funny joke to make others laugh. He made peace with God, joined the Church and was faithful to the Church and its purpose.
A special thanks to Dr. Mario Valasco, Dr. Richard Fritz and Decatur Memorial Hospital 5th and 6th floor staff and hospice.

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