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Wanda Lea Karnes
Shelbyville

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 in Shelbyville.
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 Cemetery, Shelbyville.
 

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 Urbana.
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
Windsor

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 bands.
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
Pana

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 Choice.

Mildred E. Johnson
Shelbyville

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 Foundation.
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 26, 1951.
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
Moweaqua

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, Sullivan Chapter.
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.

George Chladny
Pana

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 at home.
He was preceded in death by: Father in 1982, and sister Jean Knox in 1992.
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, IL.
Memorials may be made to Sacred heart School, PCH Foundation.
 

Donna Sue Ballard
Carrollton

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 Council.
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
Stewardson

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 Hogeland Koontz.
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
Shelbyville

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 Mildred .

Betty R. Stephens
Shelbyville

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 in Shelbyville.
 

Don Everett Owens
Hammond

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 Society.
Arrangements are by the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville. 

Michelle D. Stevens
Shelbyville

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 cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Stevens; aunt Kathy Enoch and grandfathers Alfred Runner and Paul Stevens.

Mary Faye Goodrich
Shelbyville

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
Neoga
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 TX.
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
Pana

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. Harry Buerk.

Lucille Alberta Nave
Decatur

Lucille Alberta Nave, 72, of Decatur died at 7:40 p.m. October 10, 2002 at home. 
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
Shelbyville, IL

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 in Effingham.
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 1982.
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 Cancer Society.

James Dalton Decrevel
Decatur

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 Fund.
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 Decatur. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Alice Rose O'Daffer.

Kenneth E. Teter
Tower Hill

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 Ruby Moler.
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
Shelbyville

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 Gerald Miller.
Condolences may also be e-mailed to the France family at conniesb67@hotmail.com.

William A. Richardson
Decatur

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
Herrick

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
Springfield
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, Findlay.

Lester E. Eilers
Pana

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
Pana

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
Shelbyville

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
Shelbyville, Illinois

Ronald 'Blandy' Phillips, 78 of Shelbyville, formerly of Mattoon, died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2002 in Olivewood Health Care Center, Shelbyville.
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
Pana

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 brothers.

Ernest Wayne Holt
Shelbyville

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 King Holt.
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 sisters.
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.


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