Wanda Lea Karnes
Wanda Lea Karnes, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away at 10:19 a.m. Sunday,
September 29, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
Mrs. Karnes was born January 8, 1947, the eldest daughter of Forrest
Junior and Myrtle Chism Anderson.
She was a 1965 graduate of Shelbyville High School and was a member
of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville. With her husband, she attended
the Church of the Nazarene in Effingham. She was the owner of Ceramic Plus
She married Don Karnes, December 24, 1987 in Shelbyville and he survives.
Also surviving are sisters Norma Anderson of Springfield and Merri Horn
and husband Brian of Arlington VA; brother James R. Anderson of Shelbyville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lisa, in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2002 in
Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Doug Henkle will officiate.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Glenwood
Mildred Josephine Riley
Urbana, formerly of Shelbyville
Mildred Josephine Riley, 97, of Urbana, formerly of Shelbyville and
Park Glen Apartments and St. Vincent's Nursing Care in Taylorville, died
Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 7 a.m. in Champaign County Nursing Home in
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, at
Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville with Rev. Dr. Phil Icenogle officiating.
Mrs. Riley was born April 7, 1905 in New Haven, CN, the daughter of
Alfred and Helen Yull Feast. She graduated from Highland Park High School
in Michigan. She married Donald Riley on September 20, 1927 in Plymouth,
MA and he preceded her in death in 1970. She was a preacher's wife and
a member of First United Methodist Church of Taylorville.
Surviving are her son, Donald I. Riley of Lakewood, CA and daughter
Eleanor Woodward of Urbana. Also, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preacher's Aid Society, 1919
Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Kenneth R. Howard
Kenneth R. Howard, 74, of Windsor, loving husband, father and grandpa
departed from this life to a better one at 1 a.m. Monday, September 30,
2002 at his residence with his wife and son Paul at his side.
He was born February 13, 1928 in Piatt County, IL, the son of William
Riley and Della Pearl Nixon Howard.
He married Pauline Willis on June 13, 1948 in Mattoon.
Surviving are his loving wife, Pauline; sons Kent Howard of Urbana
and Paul Howard and wife Tina of Mattoon; grandchildren Rob and Kristin
Howard of Mattoon.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Howard retired in 1993 from Blaw Knox Construction Equipment after
37 years as a machinist and senior inspector. He was a member of UAW Local
916 in Mattoon. For over twenty years he played lead guitarist in numerous
Kenny was a loving husband, father and grandpa. He will be greatly
missed by all.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lovins-Lockart
Funeral Home, Windsor. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be
made to the donor's choice.
Louis D. Wetherell
Louis D. Wetherell, 83, of Pana died Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 3:40
a.m. in Heritage Manor in Pana.
Louis was born July 3, 1919 in Vandalia, IL, the son of Clem Clinton
and Lydia Malinda Spreckelmeyer Wetherell, both deceased.
Mr. Wetherell was a 1937 Graduate of Vandalia High School. He served
in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He came to Pana when he returned
home from the service. From 1952 to 1965 he owned and operated Wetherell
Oil Co. in Pana, later working at Firestone as an electrician and retired
in 1984. He liked hunting, fishing and collected old tractors and old cars.
He held memberships in the Pana Lodge #226 AF & AM; Ansar Shrine;
and also has been a part of the Appalachia group since 1985.
He married Dorothy E. Eybel on June 1, 1940 in Mt. Auburn. She preceded
him in death on October 23, 1996.
He is survived by two sons: Robert L. Wetherell and wife Anna of Pana,
IL and James E. Wetherell and wife Carole of Springfield, IL; five grandchildren:
Beth Holthaus, Mike Wetherell, Amy Teeter, Keith Wetherell, Philip Wetherell;
four great grandchildren: Zachary, Joseph, Grace, and John Holthaus; and
one sister: Edith Gayle Coling of Nokomis, IL.
He was preceded in death by : his wife ; sister, Hazel Mae Nevinger.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 4, 2002 in McCracken-Dean
Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with Greg Holthaus, eulogist. Burial will be
in Rosemond Grove Cemetery, Rosemond with graveside military rites by Pana
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431. Visitation will be Friday from 12
noon until service time at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Grade School in Pana.
Bruce R. Rand
Teutopolis, Formerly of Beecher City
Bruce Rand, 72, of Teutopolis, IL, formerly of Beecher City, IL, passed
at 7:45 a.m. Thursday (October 3, 2002) at his residence.
Mr. Rand was born February 26, 1930 in Highland Park, MI the son of
William Arthur and Vivian Irene Davidson Rand.
He was a member of the Church of Christ of Beecher City.
Surviving are his sister Joan Smith and husband Donald of Beecher City,
one niece and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5,
2002 in Beecher City Cemetery. Rev. Mario Mayer will officiate. Arrangements
are by Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City. Memorials, Donor's
Mildred E. Johnson
Mildred E. Johnson, 98, of Shelbyville, died at 2:00 a.m. Monday, October
7, 2002, in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Dr. Bruce Owens officiating. Visitation
will be one hour before services on Wednesday. Burial will be in Glenwood
Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Shelby Memorial Hospital
Mrs. Johnson was born on June 3, 1904, in Shelbyville, the daughter
of Robert and Martha Dale Boyd. She was a member of the United Methodist
Church. She married Casper Clayton "Mick" Johnson in 1924. He died on April
Surviving are her son, Paul Johnson and wife Linda of Shelbyville;
daughters, Lois Rexroad and husband Gene of Beecher City; Jean Lape and
husband Bob of Shelbyville, Carole Durrum and husband Albert of Lexington,
KY, Mary Parr and husband Gene of Shelbyville and Ima Jo Bruce and husband
Don of Decatur; sisters, Elsie LeCrone of Decatur and Ruth Elam of Independence,
MO; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Kenneth Larue
Johnson; brother, Clarence Boyd; and sisters, Mary Leach and Mabel Edwards.
Jean Louise Cline
Jean Louise Cline, 64, of Moweaqua, IL died October 4, 2002, at 7:20
a.m. at home.
Jean was born March 5, 1938 in Moweaqua, IL, the daughter of A. Collins
and Marie French Burgener.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star,
She married Vern Cline in Hannibal, MO on April 5, 1983.
She is survived by her husband, Sons: Kevin and wife Jane Sloan of
Moweaqua, Dean Sloan of Brooksville, MS. and Michael Sloan of Columbus,
Ms.; sister Cleo Burgener of Moweaqua, Lois and husband Bob Jones of Pana.
9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
Services will be Private Family Graveside Services.
Memorials may be made to the Eastern Star Home, Macon, IL.
Mr. George Chladny, 57, of Pana, IL, died Thursday, October 3, 2002,
at 9:05 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, IL.
Mr. Chladny was born Thursday, March 22, 1945, in Pana, IL, the child
of Ignatia P. and Helen B. (nee Desatnick) Chladny.
He married Nancy A. Epley on Saturday, September 19, 1964 in St. Patricks
Catholic Church, Pana, IL by Fr. B. H. LaBonte. She survives.
Mr. Chladny worked at JD Transit as a Bus Driver. He was a member of
St. Patricks Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Nancy A. Chladny of Pana, IL. Daughter:
Mrs. Rick (Laura) Harrison of Lafayette, IN; Miss Leslie Chladny also of
Lafayette, IN; Sons: Mr. Paul Chladny of Ottawa, IL; Mr. John Chladny of
Pana, IL; Mother: Mrs. (Helen) Chladny of Pana, IL and Grandson: Drew Harrison
He was preceded in death by: Father in 1982, and sister Jean Knox in
Funeral services will be, Monday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patricks
Catholic Church, Pana, IL, with Rev. Fr. Don J. Roberts, officiating. Visitation
will be 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, at Kennedy & Sons funeral
Home, with a 6:00 Wake Service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana,
Memorials may be made to Sacred heart School, PCH Foundation.
Donna Sue Ballard
Donna Sue Ballard, 48, of Carrollton, IL died at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday
October 3, 2002, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
Born in Carrollton on March 4, 1954, she was the daughter of the late
Vernie and Martha C. Welhausen Ballard.
She is survived by a very special friend Brian Cole of Greenfield,
two brothers: Marvin (wife Carol) Ballard of Kilbourne, Ed (wife Marcia)
Ballard of Shelbyville, nieces: Marvet of Springfield, Donna Mae of Kilbourne,
Andrea of Casey; nephews: Randy of Kilbourne, Duane of Colorado Springs,
CO., Scott of Houston, TX; special cousins: Larry and Bonnie Ballard and
their children Lance and Kelsey.
She was a bookkeeper for Cox & Huff Equipment Co. (now Sievers)
of Greenfield. She was a member of the Carrollton BPW, Greene Co. Classic
Iron Club, Women of the Moose, 4H leader for 20 years for Town and Country
4H Club, Greene Co. Extension Building Assoc. and Greene Co. Extension
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday at Airsman-Hires Funeral
Home where services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Carrollton
City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Carrollton Public Library,
the Eldred Baptist Church (where she was a member), or the Classic Iron
Club Educational Fund.
Evelyn K. Forman
Evelyn K. Forman, 90, of Stewardson died at 8:38 p.m. Thursday October
3, 2002 at her residence in Stewardson.
She was born June 5, 1912 in Mode, IL the daughter of Bert and Clara
She graduated from Lakeview School of Nursing in Danville.
She was a nurse in the U. S. Army with Rank of Major and served from
1942 to 1962.
She married John Forman July 5, 1952 in Ohio and he died in 1979.
She was a member of the Stewardson Methodist Church and the American
Legion of Stewardson. She also was a member of the Eastern Star, White
Shrine and the Order of the Amaranth.
Surviving are two sisters, Elverna VanBehren of Stewardson and Virginia
Parrish of Milford, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 6, 2002
in Stewardson Cemetery with Rev. Andrew Procell officiating and Military
Rites by American Legion of Stewardson.
Memorials may be made to Stewardson Methodist Church Flower Fund or
Lakeview College of Nursing.
Arrangements by Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.
Ernest E. Scrogin
Ernest E. Scrogin, 87, of Shelbyville, formerly of Findlay, died at
4.25 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. George Constant and Rev. David Beerbower
officiating. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be
in Findlay Cemetery, Findlay. Memorials may be given to Mt. Pleasant Church
of God, Assumption.
Mr. Scrogin was born on September 15, 1915 in Findlay, the son of William
Orville and Dora Pearl Claypool Scrogin. He was a retired farmer and worked
for many years at the Findlay High School and Findlay Lumberyard. He was
a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, Assumption. He married Evelyn
Weakly on June 1, 1935. She died on November 13, 1989. He married Carvell
Simpson Herton Grubb on August 25, 1990.
Surviving are his wife, Carvell; son Carroll Scrogin and wife Kay of
Moweaqua; daughter Betty Miner of Decatur; sister Gladys Bendler of Shelbyville,
four grandchildren, Debby Helton of Mt. Zion, Bradley Scrogin of Rockford,
Stephanie Crawford of Arlington, TX and Shelly Waller of Mt. Zion; eight
great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Evelyn and sister
Betty R. Stephens
Betty R. Stephens, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday,
October 9, 2002 in the Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.
Mrs. Stephens was born May 13, 1917 in Shelbyville, the daughter of
Luther and Bertha Spracklen Phelps.
She formerly worked in area restaurants and later operated her home
as a nursing home for the elderly.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnne Wicker of Vero Beach, FL; six
grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren;
sister Irma Atkinson of Shelbyville; brothers Herb Phelps and wife Ruby
and Charles Phelps both of Shelbyville and Adrian Phelps and wife Owen
of Mattoon; sisters-in-law Pauline Phelps and Barbara Phelps both of Shelbyville,
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Cecil Phelps, Dale
Phelps and Gene Phelps; two grandchildren Donald Everett and Barbara Ann
Workman; sister-in-law Earleen Phelps; brother-in-law Jack Atkinson.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2002
in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the Shelbyville
Senior Citizen Center. Arrangements are by Lockart and Sons Funeral Home
Don Everett Owens
Don Everett Owens, 76, formerly of Hammond died at 2:55 a.m. October
8, 2002 in the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born December 16, 1926 in Shelby County, the son of George and
Addie Smith Owens.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Marine Corps.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Koberlein of Williamsville, brothers
Glen Owens of Coffeyville, KS and Dean Owens of Mattoon; sister Roberta
Hodge of Hammond; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
There will be no services. Donations may be made to the American Cancer
Arrangements are by the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Michelle D. Stevens
Michelle D. Stevens, 32, of Shelbyville, died at 6:03 p.m. Saturday,
October 12, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Roy Hanson officiating. Visitation will
be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Committal service will be in Glenwood
Cemetery, Shelbyville, with Gary Ogden officiating. Memorials may be given
to the family.
Michelle was born on June 18, 1970 in Shelbyville, the daughter of
Gayle W. and Beverly Jean Runner Stevens. She was a 1990 graduate of Shelbyville
High School and a member of the Shelbyville Free Methodist Church and the
VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Shelbyville.
Surviving are her father, Gayle Stevens of Shelbyville; sister Jennifer
Stonum and husband James of Altamont; niece Madalon Stonum of Altamont;
grandmothers Irene Runner and Daisy Stevens both of Shelbyville; and several
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Stevens; aunt Kathy Enoch
and grandfathers Alfred Runner and Paul Stevens.
Mary Faye Goodrich
Mary Faye Goodrich, 50, of Shelbyville, died at 6:33 p.m. Sunday, October
13, 2002 in St.. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Brother Cletus Hicks officiating. Visitation
will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery,
?Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to the family.
Mary was born on March 9,l 952, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Donald
Joseph and Pearl Helen Whitehead Donaldson. She was a member of the Shelbyville
Church of God.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Leona Binnion and husband Joe of
Shelbyville and Nancy Ann Goodrich of Shelbyville; mother Pearl Donaldson
of Shelbyville; brothers Joe, Elvin and David Donaldson all of Shelbyville;
sisters June Donaldson of Shelbyville and Ann Conlin of Sullivan; and one
grandson, Brady Lee Binnion.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald J. Donaldson and one
brother, Donald Eugene Donaldson.
Melissa Sue Roman
Formerly of Tuscola and El Paso, TX
Melissa Sue Roman, 37, of Neoga, formerly of Tuscola and El Paso, TX
died Sunday at 6:27 a.m. at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2002
at the Free Methodist Church of Neoga with Rev. Steve Massengill officiating.
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may
be made to the family.
Melissa was born December 5, 1964 in Tuscola the daughter of Joseph
Lee Bird and Phyllis Jean Ring. She married Raul "Jockey" Roman in El Paso
Surviving are her husband Raul "Jockey" Roman of Neoga, son James Bird
and wife Summer of Neoga, daughter Trish Bird of Neoga; mother Phyllis
J. Rich of Neoga; father Joseph Lee Bird of Centralia; sisters Lynna Anderson
and husband Roy of Victoria, TX; and Jo Ann Rhodes and husband Jim of Virden.
Also, two grandchildren Zachary and Andrew Bird of Neoga.
She was a former employee of Coronado Cleaners in El Paso and R. R.
Donnelley and Sons of Mattoon. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church
of Tuscola and attended the Free Methodist Church of Neoga.
She was a light hearted woman who loved much and laughed often. She
was a brave woman who fought fiercely and surrendered gracefully. She will
forever be cherished by all whose lives were touched by her.
Robin G. Grimes
Robin G. Grimes, 38, of Pana died Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 5:48
p.m. in Pana Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 16, 2002 in First Church
of the Nazarene at 1 p.m. with Rev. Allen Ebbler officiating. Burial will
be in Price Cemetery, Oconee. Visitation will be from noon until the time
of service. Arrangements are by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Memorials
may be made to the Robin G. Grimes Memorial Fund c/o Peoples Bank and Trust
or Donor's Choice.
Mrs. Grimes was born August 22, 1964 in Pana, the daughter of Marion
and Gloria McNutt Bryson. She was a graduate of the Pana High School Class
of 1982 and affiliated with the Pana First Church of the Nazarene. Robin
was a stay at home mom.
She married Stephen Grimes on November 7, 1981 in Pana.
Surviving are her husband Steven Grimes of Pana, parents Marion and
Debbie Bryson of Mt. Zion and Howard and Gloria Buerk of Pana; daughters
Elizabeth Grimes, Jessicah Grimes and Sarah Grimes all at home; brothers
Robert Bryson and wife Shelly of Pana IL; Gene Buerk and wife Shanda of
Tower Hill and Ernie Bryson of Mt. Zion, IL; sisters, Leslie Inman of Mt.
Zion and Jo Wilkerson and husband Mike of Vandalia; grandparents Mr. and
Mrs. Leslie Forbes of Tower Hill; mothers and fathers in law Betty and
Jim Grimes, and Frank and Patty Grimes of Pana; 24 nieces and nephews and
five great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister Shadena Bryson, Grandparents:
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bryson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold McNutt and Mr. and Mrs.
Lucille Alberta Nave
Lucille Alberta Nave, 72, of Decatur died at 7:40 p.m. October 10, 2002
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua
with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Westside
Cemetery, Moweaqua. Memorials may be made to Donor's Choice.
Lucille was born June 13, 1930. She was the daughter of John and Mary
(Smith) Brown and she was the adopted daughter of Oscar and Charity McClain.
She volunteered for many worthy causes such as the March of Dimes,
Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Foundation and
others. She was a member of Morningside Church of Christ, Decatur. She
served as a Sunday School teacher in Moweaqua.
She married Reuben A. Nave in Piggott Arkansas on August 12, 1949.
Surviving are her husband, sons David and wife Mary Nave of Moweaqua,
William and wife Diana Nave of Decatur, James Nave of Decatur; daughters
Linda Nave of Decatur, Elizabeth and husband Dan Powless of Bethany, Brenda
and husband Terry Helm of Decatur, Virginia Sloan of Decatur, Lila and
husband Bruce Reidelberger of Decatur; brothers Larry Brown of Yale and
John McClain of Altamont., 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter Mary Ruth, parents, sisters Lila
Davis and Delores Johnson; brother Theodore.
Special thanks to the St. John's visiting nurse association. She will
be greatly missed.
Joan Hamilton, 71, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 10, 2002 at her residence.
Mrs. Hamilton was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Shelby Co. the daughter of Wilber
and Hazel Powell Skidmore.
She was a member of Moulton United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.
She formerly was employed by Shelbyville Unit School District as a cook
and as a bus driver. She also ran the concession stand for several years
in Forest Park in Shelbyville. She loved to sew, quilt and make dolls.
She married Clifford Carl Hamilton July 18, 1948 in Shelbyville and
he preceded her in death June 27, 1984.
Surviving are daughters: Debbie Gray and husband Wayne of Jacksonville,
FL, Todd Burk and husband Larry of Shelbyville and Christy Banning and
husband Randy of Cowden, IL; five grandchildren: Wade Gray, Cole Gray and
wife Heather, Weston Burk, Whitney Banning and Shannon Banning; special
friend August "Tex" Von Behren; sisters Ellen Gotto and husband Ralph of
Hacienda Heights, California and Mary Lea Skundberg of Decatur, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, parents, brother Noel
Skidmore, sisters Joyce Martz and Fern Stocks.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 14, 2002 in the
Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Lynette DeAtley will
officiate. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Glenwood
Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the Shelby County Humane
Society or to the new Shelbyville Family Aquatic Center in Forest Park.
Mary Wilma Webb Koester Williams
Effingham, formerly of Stewardson
Mary Wilma Webb Koester Williams, 83, of Effingham, IL formerly of Stewardson,
passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2002 in Lakeland Nursing Home
Mrs. Williams was born March 1, 1919 in Effingham County, the daughter
of Tracy and Effie Rentfro Webb.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Stewardson,
IL. Formerly she did housework and child care in the Stewardson area. Later
she worked at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hinsdale, IL.
She married Adolph Koester in 1943 in St. Charles, Missouri. She later
married Clarence Williams in 1976 in Camp Douglas, WI. He passed away in
Surviving are sons: Clifford Koester and wife Deloris of Sigel, IL
and Gene Koester and wife Nancy of Effingham; seven grandchildren, twelve
great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, her parents, sisters:
Lucille, Mildred and Edna; one great-grandchild, Michelle.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2002
in the Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson. Visitation from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials, American
James Dalton Decrevel
James Dalton Decrevel, 65, of Decatur died October 14, 2002 in his home.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002 at Brintlinger
and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
October 16, 2002 at the Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the James Dalton Decrevel Memorial
James was born March 13, 1937 in Decatur, to the late Wilfred W. Decrevel
and Anna Rose Belmar Decrevel. He married Carol E. Bennett on June 22,
1967 in Columbia, Missouri.
James served in the U. S. Army. He worked for Skeff Distributing for
35 years. He also was a Golden Eagle of the Eagles Club #593 in Clinton
and the Teamsters #279.
Surviving are his wife Carol Decrevel of Decatur; daughter Janice (Thomas)
Baldwin of Decatur; daughter Arlaine Decrevel of Austin, TX; and son Randy
Bennett of Memphis, TN.
Also, sister Violet Mae Vording of Decatur; and brother Wilfred Decrevel
of Macomb; Grandson Jarrod Stoutenborough (Cindy) of El Paso, TX; Granddaughter
Jennifer Stoutenborough of Decatur; great-grandchildren Hayley and Abby
Stoutenborough of El Paso, TX and Elaina Rhoades and Savannah Smith of
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Alice Rose O'Daffer.
Kenneth E. Teter
Kenneth E. Teter, 80, of Tower Hill died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at
8:30 a.m. in his residence.
He was born on April 28, 1922 in Ramsey, IL to Martin Jefferson and
Sarah Adeline Jones Teter.
Teter was an army veteran of WWII. And he was employed at the Dutch
Mill in Pana for 16 years, went to work in the oil fields of Oklahoma,
and retired in 1985 returning to Tower Hill. He then worked part-time at
Johnston's Grocery in Pana.
He loved to play the violin and loved his grandchildren and he attended
the First United Methodist Church in Pana.
Teter married June Ukena on July 24, 1976 at New Hope Baptist Church
in Tower Hill.
Surviving is his wife; children: Jeff Teter and wife Sandy of Indianapolis,
IN, Clifford John Ukena and wife Tammi of Tower Hill, Chris Lambing and
husband Bob of Mt. Auburn, IL, John Teter of Pana, Kay Winter and Sharon
Winter of Altamont, IL; grandchildren: Brad, Daniel and Ashley Teter of
Indianapolis, Jamie and Jared Ukena of Tower Hill, Benjamin Stalets and
wife Heidi of Mt. Zion, IL, Derek Stalets and wife Chris of Oconee, IL,
and Colleen Stalets of Mt. Auburn; great-grandchildren: Savannah, Zoey
and Ciara Stalets; brother Martin Teter and wife Glenna of Vandalia, IL;
sisters: Louise Rhoades and husband Bartlett of Ramsey, Mildred Waddell
and husband Kenneth of Taylorville, IL, Dora Mae Moore of Pana, and Hazel
Camp of Greenfield, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kermit Teter and sister
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Pana
or Carnegie-Schuyler Library in Pana.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 in McCracken-Dean Funeral
Home at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Walter B. Carlson officiating. Burial
will be in Mound Cemetery, Pana, graveside military rites by
Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431.
Billy J. France
Billy J. France, 73, of Shelbyville, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, October
19, 2002 in the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Danville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Greg Breeden officiating. Visitation
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with
military rites by the Macon County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to
the First Church of the Nazarene in Shelbyville, Macon County Honor Guard
for their van service program, or the Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. France was born August 14, 1929 in Oakland city, Indiana, the son
of Enos and Verna Barrett France. Billy was retired from Caterpillar Tractor
Company after 31 years of employment and was a member of Local 751 U.A.W.
and 751 Retiree Club. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean
War and a lifetime member of the D.A.V. He attended the First Church of
the Nazarene, Shelbyville. He married Lois Hedges on June 25, 1948.
Surviving are his wife, Lois; two daughters, Connie Butler and husband
Louis of Mattoon and Cindy Gregg and husband Darrell of Clarksburg; one
son, Kevin Brent France of Mattoon; four grandchildren, Tina Butler Karbach
and husband Brian of Camargo; Kyle Butler and wife Belinda of Carbondale,
Rachel Gregg Banfield and husband Travis of Brownwood, TX and Ryan France
of Blue Mound; and two great grandchildren, Kelsey Karbach and Kaylee Karbach
both of Camargo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Tonya Renea
Butler; and five half-brothers, Artho, Tom, Ermal and Lowell France and
Condolences may also be e-mailed to the France family at email@example.com.
William A. Richardson
William A. "Uncle Bill" Richardson, 84, of Decatur, died at 2:45 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2002 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in Mound Cemetery,
Pana with Rev. Robert Litteral officiating. Memorials may be given to the
American Cancer Society. Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville is
in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Richardson was born on November 4, 1917 in Pana, the son of Andrew
Clement and Margaret Mae Hart Richardson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
WW II and life member of VFW Post 4829 of Shelbyville. He was a former
member of the Tower Hill Masonic Lodge # 493 and current member of Pana
Masonic Lodge # 226. He was retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company where
he was an engine tester. He married Dorothy Elaine Hilton on April 21,
1946. She died on June 28, 1989.
Surviving are his brothers, G. Maxwell "Max" Richardson and wife Loretta
of Pana and Orville D. Richardson and wife Phyllis of Decatur; sister,
Norma J. Lynch of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank and Harold
Richardson; and sister M. Margaret Shinneman.
Roscoe T. Blackerby
86 year old Roscoe T. Blackerby of Herrick, died Thursday, October 17,
2002 at 11:50 p.m. at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 22, at 1 p.m. at Herrick
Christian Church with Richard Corwin officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 21 at Wallace-Carroll
Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Herrick Christian Church. Burial
will be in Pleasant Union Cemetery, Herrick Township, Shelby County.
Mr. Blackerby was born Sunday, July 2, 1916 in Herrick Township the
child of William A. and Cynthia J. (nee Frailey) Blackerby. He was married
on Saturday, March 19, 1938 to Helen M. Evans.
He was a member of the Herrick Christian Church.
Mr. Blackerby was a farmer in the Herrick area, retiring in 1976. He
attended Pleasant Union Country School. He had been a cook for the Nickel
Plate RR and also worked in construction.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Blackerby of Herrick; daughters
Mrs. Kenneth (Sandy) Neal of Liberty, Indiana and Mrs. Jim (Sharon) Bolyard
of Ramsey; son: Mr. Larry (wife Brenda) Blackerby of Palm Desert, CA; sister
Mrs. Helen Elberson of Edwardsville; brothers: Mr. George (wife Cleo) Blackerby
of Ramsey and Mr. Dean (wife Beverly) Blackerby of Herrick. Also, eight
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kay Waggoner in 1998,
grandson Eric Neal in 1980 and a sister, Mary Jane Cunningham.
Rosemary J. Winnings
Rosemary J. Winnings, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Findlay, died
at 7:00 a.m. at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Lockhart & Sons Funeral Home,
Lester E. Eilers
Lester E. Eilers, 90, of Pana, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 12:45
a.m. in his residence.
He was born June 2, 1912 in rural Pana to Charles Edward and Carolina
"Lena" Shoraga Eilers, deceased.
Mr. Eilers was a retired farmer and lived his entire life in rural
Pana. He enjoyed woodworking. He held memberships in the Pana Christian
Church, Gideons International, and Christian County Farm Bureau.
Mr. Eilers married Elsie Alberta Bertsch on March 7, 1937.
Surviving are his children: Carolyn Jackson and husband Ron of Owaneco,
IL, and Jim Eilers and wife Ruth of Pana; 5 grandchildren: Jennifer Serviss,
Oak Forest, IL; Shelli Scott, Middletown, OH; Lindsey Eilers, St. Louis,
Mo; Ashley and Brittany Eilers, Pana, IL; 2 great grandchildren: Garrett
Scott and Dylan Scott.
Mr. Eilers was preceded in death by: His wife on November 4, 1982;
2 brothers: Amel Eilers and Edward Eilers; 2 sisters: Ollie Durbin and
infant sister Minnie Eilers.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 25, 2002 in McCracken-Dean
Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bill Rosnett officiating. Burial
will be in Kettlekamp Cemetery, Nokomis. Visitation will be Thursday from
5 to 8 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to Gideons International.
Donald B. Lenover
Donald B. Lenover, 70, of Pana died Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 8:40
p.m. in his residence.
He was born July 20, 1932 in Rushville, the son of Henry and Hazel
Carroll Lenover. He came to Pana as a young man, then lived in Tower Hill
until the past 20 years when he lived in Pana. He served in the U. S. Army
in the Korean War from August 1952 to August 1954 and spent 16 months in
Korea with the 74th Heavy Equipment Company. He worked for Oliver's in
Shelbyville for several years and also for Liberty Oil Company as a manager
in Pana for several years. He then retired from G. S. I. in Assumption.
He loved yard work and carpenter work.
He was a member of the Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431.
He married Fern Harlow on January 28, 1953 in Shelbyville.
Surviving are his wife, Fern Lenover of Pana; two sons, Jerry Lenover
and Steve Lenover both of Pana; daughter Cindy Ashcraft and husband Derek
of Rosamond; five grandchildren, Jeremy and Jessica Ashcraft, Josh, Cody
and Allison Lenover, five great-grandchildren, five sisters, Anita Shawgo
of Springfield; Margarite Greenstreet of Monmouth; Ruby Sipes of Macomb;
Erma Newenham of Mt. Sterling; and Rose Monaco of Las Vegas, NV. Also,
half brother Ben Lenover of Monmouth and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 30, 2002 in McCracken Dean
Funeral Home in Pana at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. Burial
will be in Tower Hill Cemetery, with military graveside services by Pana
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431.
Mike Fleming, 43, of Shelbyville, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, October
27, 2002 in Shelbyville.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday October 29 in
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Shelbyville with Rev. John P. Schmeling officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before service time in Howe & Yockey Funeral
Home, Shelbyville. In lieu of memorials, the family invites friends and
relatives to bring their memories, stories and pictures of Mike to make
a memory book for his daughter, Kristin.
Mike was born on February 23, 1959 in Shelbyville, the son of Oran
Franklin and Betty Irene Hill Fleming. He graduated from Shelbyville High
School in the Class of 1977 and was a carpenter for Fleming Construction
Company, Shelbyville. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Shelbyville.
Surviving are his daughter, Kristin Fleming of Effingham; Kristin's
mother, Lori Hess of Effingham; brother, Paul F. Fleming and wife Beverly
of Shelbyville; sister, Jo Ann Stoneburner and husband Larry of Beecher
City; half-sister, Leas Bretz and husband Mick of Wentzville, MO; uncle,
Murphy Hill of Shelbyville; and three aunts, June Fleming of Shelbyville,
Opal Kearney of Windsor and Ruby Kneller of Shelbyville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ronald 'Blandy' Phillips
Ronald 'Blandy' Phillips, 78 of Shelbyville, formerly of Mattoon, died
at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2002 in Olivewood Health Care Center,
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Howe and Yockey
Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Lowell Goleman officiating. Visitation from
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Memorials may be given to the Shelbyville Family Aquatic Center or to the
Shelbyville Band for new uniforms.
Mr. Phillips was born on October 23, 1924 in Nokomis, the son of Arthur
R. and Freda Josephine LeMay Phillips. He was a graduate of the Shelbyville
High School in the Class of 1942 and was an industrial engineer for the
Oliver Corporation in Shelbyville, Allis Chalmers in Springfield and White
Motor Company in Charles City, Iowa before his retirement. He was active
in several civic committees and sports organizations. He married Rose Louise
Davin on May 1, 1948.
Surviving are his wife, Rose; daughters, Kathleen Ann Sheehan and husband
James Dustin of Springfield and Jean Diane Rezinas and husband Thomas of
Shelbyville; brother, Jack L. Phillips and wife Sandi of Cowden; sisters-in-law,
Mary Kathleen Phillips and Patricia Davin both of Shelbyville; grandchildren,
Shannon J. and Davin C. Cravens, Lisa L. (Rezinas) Black and husband Kevin,
Nina L. Rezinas, Katie L. (Rezinas) Crowder and husband Nathan and Mary
L. Rezinas; great grandchildren, Megan A., Amanda M. and Savannah N. Black,
Taylor O. Rezinas and Coleton Thomas Crowder; nephews, Paul A., Bradley
L. and Ronald Phillips; nieces, Paula R. (Phillips) Spesard, Jacqueline
R.(Phillips) Allen, Jeri E.(Davin) Sharpee, and Sandy K. and Kisti A. Davin;
great nephews, Derick, Donnie, Jonathon Edward, Zachary, Nicholas, Jacob
and Jonathon Phillips, Evan Spesard and Travis Kelly; and great nieces,
Laura and Antonia Phillips, Lindsey Spesard and Erin Sharpee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edward F. Phillips;
brother-in-law, Donald Davin; sister-in-law, Genevieve Phillip; and nephew,
Jack Edward Phillips.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Ralph Clutter, 78, of Pana, died Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 8:35
a.m., in Hertiage Manor in Pana, IL.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating.
Burial will be in Twin Pines Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will start at 10:00
a.m. until service time at McCracken-Dean funeral Home.
Ralph was born January 31, 1924 in Tower Hill, IL, the son of William
and Ruby Massey Clutter. Both parents are deceased.
Mr. Clutter was a farm laborer, and lived his entire life in the Pana,
Tower Hill and Assumption area.
He married Martha Cushing. She survives him.
Surviving are his children: Penny Hardy and husband Luke, of Tower
Hill, IL, Diane Durbin, of Pana, IL. Step-children: Robert Lancaster, Kankakee,
IL, Tina Lancaster, Pana, IL. Sisters: Jessie Stanberry, Decatur, IL, Lula
Brown, Pana, IL, Lucille Lawrence, Tennessee.
Mr. Clutter was preceded in death by: Parents, seven sisters and six
Ernest Wayne Holt
Ernest Wayne Holt, 79, of Shelbyville, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, October
26, 2002, in the Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held Friday, November 1, 2002, in the Camp
Butler National Cemetery in Rochester. Arrangements are by Lockart and
Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Mr. Holt was born January 21, 1923 in Seaton, the son of Ray and Mary
He married Patricia Lee McMullen on April 1, 1966. She survives him.
He is a veteran if WW II serving in the Navy. He was a member of the
American Legion and VFW post 4829 both in Shelbyville and the Pearl Harbor
Survivors Club. He loved to read, garden and was an avid fisherman.
Surviving are his wife; son Ernest Wayne Holt Jr.; daughter Sue Bors;
eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven brothers and three
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
William Hughes Wright
Formerly of Findlay
William Hughes Wright, 84, of Charlotte, MI, formerly of Findlay, IL,
passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, in Charlotte.
Mr. Wright was born July 15, 1919 in Sullivan, IL, the son of Arthur
and Evalina Hughes Wright.
He was married to Rita Carrico, who preceded him in death in 1974.
Beginning as a tool and die maker at Caterpillar Tractor Company in
Peoria, IL, Mr. Wright later worked on the Manhattan Project during W.W.II
and finished his career in cost analysis at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters
in Dearborn, MI.
He is survived by sons Dr. William D. Wright, DDS, and wife Kathy of
Charlotte, MI, and Dr. Lawrence R. Wright, OD, and wife Suzy of Newburgh,
IN; grandchildren: Christy Wright, Stacey Randall and husband Scott, Brandi
Wright, Brandon Wright; great-granddaughters: Julia and Elise Randall.
Dad's focus was always his sons and their families. They were the bright
lights of his life. "Family is everything."
Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, in Wright
Cemetery, near Findlay, with visitation one hour before services in Lockart
and Sons Funeral Home in Findlay. Memorials can be made to Ele's Place,
a healing center for grieving children, 600 W. St. Joseph's Street, Suite
1-G, Lansing, MI., 48933.