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 Edna Marie Werner
Bloomington
Formerly of Shelbyville

Edna Marie Werner, 77, of Bloomington, formerly of Shelbyville died at 2:10 p.m. Monday January 14, 2002 in St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Mrs. Werner was born on August 21, 1924 in Decatur, the daughter of Edward Floyd and Lola Schrader Matheny.
She retired from the Eureka Plant in Bloomington and was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary in Bloomington.
She married Dwaine Dial in 1945 and he passed away in 1970. She married Eugene Werner in 1971 and he passed away in 1987.
Surviving are brothers Darrell Matheny and Donald Matheny both of Shelbyville; a special nephew Eugene Dial of Saybrook, IL and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Richard Eident will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Clifton "Skip" Day
Jupiter, Florida
Formerly of Decatur

Clifton "Skip" Day, 41, of Jupiter, Florida passed away Friday December 7, 2001 in his residence. 
Mr. Day was born October 27, 1961 in Decatur, the son of Clifton A. and Mary F. (Oary) Day. 
He graduated from Cowden-Herrick High School Class of 1978. He has been a resident of Florida for 20 years and was employed as a manager of a condominium in Old Port Cove in North Palm Beach Florida.
An Inurnment service will be held Saturday January 19 at 2:00 p.m. in Myers Cemetery, in Herrick.
Local services by the Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home in Herrick.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Day of Jupiter, Florida; daughter, Susan Gonzalez of West Palm Beach Florida; brothers Tim Day and wife Shelly of Beecher City, Jim Day and wife Connie of Herrick; half sisters, Sheryl Swearingen of Decatur; Jeannie May of Decatur; Patty Kaiser of Vandalia; Sue Kirgan of Bicknell, Indiana; Debbie Lingafelter of Lovington, Illinois; half brothers, Chuck Day of Indianapolis, Indiana; Larry Kirgan of Desoto, Illinois. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Sister Mary Matthias Clarke
Springfield

Sister Mary Matthias Clarke, OP, 71, of Sacred Heart Convent, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at the Motherhouse in Springfield.
Sister Mary was born in Farmersville, Illinois on January 28, 1930 to Matthew and Lula Rowland Clarke. She entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters in 1949 and pronounced her religious vows in 1950.
In the years 1950-83, Sister M. Matthias taught in elementary schools in Chicago, New Berlin, Hampshire, Granite City, Peoria, Hardin and Rantoul. 
From 1983-91, she resided in Arcola and taught religious education classes in the Shelbyville area. 
During the last 10 years she served at the Springfield Diocesan Pastoral Center first as founder and director of the Catholic Pastoral Media Center and most recently as the diocesan archivist.
Sister Mary was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bridget Sue Clarke; and nephew Dennis Clarke.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Eileen Clarke Weitekamp of Morrisonville; a stepbrother, Bernard Benson of Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Patrick Clarke of Farmersville; 4 nieces and 5 nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she lived and ministered.
The mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21, at Sacred Heart Convent, and the burial will be on Tuesday.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation at the Motherhouse on Sunday, January 20, from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Wake service at 7:00 p.m.

Rosalie Grafton Long
Shelbyville

A memorial service for Rosalie Grafton Long will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2002 in the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville. A time for fellowship and food will follow the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at a later date in Adams Cemetery in Kelly, Louisiana. 
Memorials may be given to Habitat for Humanity in Shelby County or Lincolnland Hospice.
Mrs. Long, 95, of Shelbyville, formerly of Kelly, Louisiana, died in her home, Thursday, January 10, 2002.

Golda Ritchey
Pana

Golda Lillie Ritchey, 95, formerly of Rosamond, and resident of Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana died Friday, January 18, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. in Pana Community Hospital.
She was born on January 14, 1907 in Patoka, Illinois, the daughter of Jessie and Irene Etchason Rainey.
She was a nurses aide at Ashcroft-DePaepe Nursing Home until she retired and then lived in Rosamond until she came to Pana Health Care Center in 1999.
She married Thomas Edward Ritchey in Fayette County, he died on March 7, 1973.
She is survived by her children, Dililia Hemenway of Chesterton, Indiana; Daisey Rhodes of Jerrett, Virginia; Ida Bryson of Pana; Ruby Cushing of Rosamond, twenty grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and her brother, Harold Rainey of Carlinville.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Charles and Marion Ritchey and daughter, Marie Cecilbelle Reins, two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10:00 until time of service at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana.
Funeral services are Tuesday, January 22, 2002 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Vera, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Activity Department of the Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana.

Mary I. Hubbs
Bloomington, Indiana
Formerly of Shelbyville

Mary I. Hubbs, 87, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Shelbyville died at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday January 20, 2002 in the Bloomington Hospitality House in Bloomington.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

Rosalie B. Hayton
Altamont
Formerly of Neoga

Rosalie B. Hayton, 80, of Altamont, formerly of Neoga and Palos Heights, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2002 in the Lutheran Care Center of Altamont.
Rosalie was born on April 8, 1921 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Adelina (Schwerdtfeger) Braasch.
She married Bernard Q. Hayton on December 21, 1946 in Chicago.
Mrs. Hayton did her undergraduate work at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston and her graduate work at the University of Illinois, Champaign.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Fort Myers, Florida, a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, a life member of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association.
She retired after 35 years of teaching and administrative work for the Palos Community Consolidated Schools, District # 118 of Palos Park, Illinois.
Mrs. Hayton leaves her husband Bernie of Neoga; two sons, Bernard Hayton, Jr. and wife Susan of Morris, Illinois; C.A. "Andy" Hayton and wife Linda of Ruidoso, New Mexico; three grandchildren; Raymond, Katharine and Sara Rose Hayton.
Mrs. Hayton was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Viola and Lillian.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Care Center 702 West Cumberland Road, Altamont, Illinois 62411.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 in the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga with the Rev. Ron Lake of Neoga, officiating.
Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery Neoga, Illinois.

George Washington Dilley
Olney

George Washington Dilley, 73, of Olney died at 11:01 p.m. January 22, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. in Saturday in Maple Dale Cemetery in Olney with Rev. Ralph Graham.
Burial will be in Maple Dale Cemetery with visitation from 9:00 a.m. Saturday till service time at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney.
Full Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the Olney-Veterans.
He was born in Shelby County on May 4, 1928, the son of John Aaron and Stella Mae (Sanford) Dilley.
He married Edna Bache on October 17, 1949 and she passed away in 1981.
He married Marilyn Yost in 1982, and she survives.
He was a retired welder and assembly worker at Roadmaster in Olney.
He was a member of the Christ Fellowship Full Gospel Church and a WW II Veteran in Japan.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn of Olney; sons, David Dilley of Decatur; Larry Dilley and wife Lillie of Olney; Norman Dvorak and wife Lisa of Olney; Daniel Dvorak of Olney.
Daughters, Barbara Lischka and husband Mark of Algonquin, Illinois; Laura Cleaver and fiancé Mike Harris of Olney, ten grandchildren, Edna Rose Bell, Nancy Killey, Dana and Jennifer Dilley; Ashley and Kirstin Dvorak, Justin Cleaver, Jessie Bennefield, Alex and Katie Lischka; three great grandchildren Cody and Devin Schultz and D.J. Dilley also survive.
Brothers and sisters who survive are John of Billings, Montana; Alberta of Pana; Dale of Shelbyville; Gene of Henton; Woodrow of Olney; Jesse of Pana; Shirley of Pana and Leatha of Lacy Springs, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and brothers & sisters, Retha, Roy, Margaret, James, Ben, Josephine, Lula Belle and Paul.
Memorials may be made to the Christ Fellowship Full Gospel Church in Olney.

John B. McGilligan
Formerly of Shelbyville

John B. McGilligan, 87, of Bellaire, Michigan, formerly of Shelbyville, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2002 in Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

Sean Adam Eversole
Assumption

Sean Adam Eversole, 14, of Assumption died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 7:35 a.m. in the Lincoln Manor.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2002 with Rev. David Beerbower and Rev. Derrick Ritchie officiating in the Seitz Funeral Home in Assumption.
Visitation will be on Friday after 5:30 p.m. in Assumption.
Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Assumption.
Memorial may be made to the Lincoln Manor or Mt. Pleasant Church of God Youth.
Sean was born on September 5, 1987 in Decatur, the son of Craig and Carlene Hargarger Eversole.
He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God and a student at Central A & M Middle School in Assumption.
He was active in the school choir and Literary Club. He recently received an award from Gallery 510 in association with the Decatur Arts Council.
Surviving are his mother, Carlene Hargarger of Assumption, father, Craig and wife Melissa Eversole of Assumption; brother, Nick at home; grandparents Charles and Arlene Harbarger of Assumption and Lyle and MaryAnn Eversole of Assumption; great-grandparents, Warren and Irma Barringer of Pana; Aunt and Uncle, Sarah and Gary Coulter of Mt. Zion.

Sue F. Englehart
Shelbyville

Sue F. Englehart, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday January 23, 2002 in the Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
She was born Anastasia Stanislova Domisicelia Letkusky on May 7, 1914 in Ladd, Illinois, the daughter of Andrew and Mariana Raulynaityte Letkusky.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Shelbyville where she was a member of the Altar Society. She formerly attended Sparks Business College in Shelbyville.
She married Ray Englehart on April 15, 1941 in Chicago and he passed away on August 22, 1980.
Surviving are sons, Robert Engelhart and David Engelhart, both of Shelbyville; daughter, Judith Stanfield and husband Glenn of Plainfield, IL and Nannette Scrivner and husband David of Chillicothe, IL; grandchildren, Bradley Stanfield and wife Natalie, Matthew Stanfield and wife Connie, Sarah Cisco and husband Shane and Jonathan Scrivner; great grandchildren: Emily Stanfield, Carolyn Stanfield and Rachel Stanfield; sister Veronica Larson and husband Richard Rockford, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, son Richard Engelhart USN (1968), parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday January 26 in the Church of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shelbyville.
Father John Sohm will officiate.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Nokomis, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Catholic Charities or the Disabled American Veterans.

John B. McGilligan
Formerly of Shelbyville
John B. McGilligan, 87, of Bellaire, Michigan, formerly of Shelbyville and Tower Hill, met the Lord face to face at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2002 in Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Visitation one hour before service time Sunday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Shelby Christian Church or Donor's Choice.
Mr. McGilligan was born on September 2, 1914 in Yantisville, the son of Homer Andrew "H.A." and Georgiana Casstevens McGilligan. He was a retired railroad carpenter, working for the Big Four, Penn Central and Con-Rail Railroads. He was a member of the Shelby Christian Church of Shelbyville. He was married to Jessie Frailey in 1947; she preceded him in death. He then married Mildred Hill Preston in 1970; she preceded him in death in 1991. He married Esther Lieb Craig in December 1991; she preceded him in death in 1994. For the last few years, John made his home in Bellaire, Michigan. There he made many friends and found it to be a beautiful place to live.
Surviving are his three sisters, Betty McBroom of Shelbyville, Ruth Davis of Decatur and Doris Dexheimer of St. Louis, MO; nephew, Karl Dexheimer of O'Fallon; two nieces, Betsy Ann McBroom of Shelbyville and Georjan Dexheimer Mitchel of Baldwin, MO; great nephew, Karl Dexheimer, Jr. of Minnesota; great nieces, Ellen Dexheimer Mather of New Mexico and Leslie Dexheimer Gleason of Colorado; and great great niece, Elizabeth Mather of New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1963; his mother in 1982; and three wives.

Ellen M. Thompson
Windsor

Ellen M. Thompson, 83, of Windsor, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday January 24, 2002 in the Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor.

Gertrude M. McMullen
Neoga

Gertrude M. McMullen, 88, of rural Neoga died on Friday January 25, 2002 at 4:30 p.m. in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Neoga.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday in the St. Mary of Assumption Church with Fr. Robert DeGrand, Fr. Herman Niebrugge and Sr. Pat Thies officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before service time at the church. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston.
She was born on February 11, 1913 in Sigel, the daughter of Henry and Katherine (Zumbahlen) Wente.
She married Robert C. McMullen on March 14, 1937 in Sigel and he died on May 3, 1984.
She is survived by her sons, Donald and wife Barb McMullen of Salem; Larry and wife LaVerne McMullen of Shelbyville; Richard McMullen of Neoga; Phillip and wife Mary Jane McMullen of Decatur; Michael McMullen of Neoga; Robert J. and wife Susan McMullen of Effingham; sister, Evelyn and husband Dale Tanner of LaGrange, IL; grandchildren, Michelle and husband Tim McMullen--Tack of Arlington Heights; Bradley McMullen of Chicago; Chris McMullen of Decatur; Amanda McMullen of Decatur; Jennifer McMullen of Salem; Erin McMullen of Salem; Allison McMullen of Effingham; niece Karen Pesavento and husband David of Aurora; nephew Gerard and wife Carol Tanner of Moraga, California; close family friend, David Seinford of Urbana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Agnes Repking and her husband Dale.
She was a homemaker and a housewife and a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Neoga; St. Mary's Alter Society; St. Mary's Rosary Society.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Ellen Mary Thompson
Windsor

Ellen Mary Thompson, 83, of Windsor, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2002 in the Shelby Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 20, 1918 in Logansport, IN, the daughter of Robert John and Myrtle Williams Finks.
She married Robert Frederick Adams who preceded her in death. She later married Edmund J. Thompson and he preceded her in death.
She was retired from Inland Steel in Chicago, IN.
Surviving are one daughter, Matilda Richter and husband George of Windsor.
She was preceded in death by two sisters.
There will be no services. Arrangements are by Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor.

Albert L. Stoneburner
Beecher City
Albert L. Stoneburner, 91, of Beecher City passed away at 12:04 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2002 in the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, IL. Arrangements are incomplete at Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City.

Thomas W. Hunter
Pana

Thomas W. Hunter, 64, of Pana, died Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. in his residence.
He was born on December 27, 1937 in Herrick, the son of Carl William and Mable Leva Wehrle Hunter.
He worked for Decatur Scale of Macon, Illinois. He came to Pana from Assumption 38 years ago.
He attended the First General Baptist Church of Pana and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He married Marcella Witt on March 29, 1963 in Taylorville.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella Hunter of Pana, children, Kyle Hunter and wife April of Pana and Mark Hunter of Pana; one grandchild, Matthew.
His sisters Cheri Hunter of Ohlman, Illinois; Jenny Damery of Assumption; brothers, Stanley Hunter of Assumption; Darrell Hunter of Bloomington; Michael Hunter of Lovington and Martin Hunter of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Bill, Dennis, Fred and Lonnie Hunter.
Memorials may be made to the Pana Community Hospital Foundation for Hospice.
Visitation is on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until service time at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana.
Funeral services are Wednesday, January 30, 2001 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating.
Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Pana with graveside Military Rites from the VFW #4431 of Pana.

Albert L. Stoneburner
Beecher City

Albert L. Stoneburner, 91, of Beecher City passed away at 12:04 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2002 in the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Mr. Stoneburner was born October 21, 1910 at Herrick, the son of John and Bessie Riley Stoneburner.
He was a member of the Holliday Church of Christ. He was a farmer and formerly was employed by the Nickel Plate Railroad and Fedders Corporation in Effingham, IL. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fox hunt.
He married Edith Witt on December 8, 1943 in Shelbyville and she survives. Also surviving are sons Franklin Stoneburner, Wendell Stoneburner and wife Lois, Larry Stoneburner and wife Jo Ann and Allen Stoneburner all of Beecher City and David Stoneburner and wife Melissa of Mt. Pulaski; two sisters Bertha Barker of Taylorville, and Dorothy Christian and husband Joe of Alton; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City. The Rev. Ty S. Stoneburner will officiate assisted by Rev. Dennis Warner. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Moccasin. Memorials can be made to the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Ruby A. Nation Hill
Shelbyville

Ruby A. Nation Hill, 80, of Shelbyville, formerly of Ramsey and Beecher City died at 12:25 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
She was born February 15, 1921 in Burksville, Ky the daughter of D.P. and Sally Ashenhurst Nation.
Surviving are sons, David Lutz of Shelbyville, Dan Lutz of Altamont, George Lutz of Effingham, Lonnie Lutz of Charleston and Randy Wehrle of Ramsey; two sisters, Pauline Watson of Tucson, AZ and Dorothy Vincent of Moweaqua; special friend, Bernell Boaz of Shelbyville; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Stanley Wehrle and Gary Wehrle, three infant children, one sister Leatha and one grandson, Scott Lutz.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Hubbartt Cemetery near Beecher City.

Dimple E. Wheeler
Shelbyville

Dimple E. Wheeler, 96, of rural Shelbyville, died at 3:10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

Dimple E. Wheeler
Shelbyville

Dimple Elizabeth Wheeler, 96, of rural Shelbyville, died at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Mode United Methodist Church or Clarksburg United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Wheeler was born on October 2, 1905 in Benton County, MO, the daughter of Sam and Lottie Louise Vickrey Ashinhurst. After the death of her mother, her grandparents, William and Amanda Ashinhurst, raised her. She organized the sending of funeral flowers in her community. She married Z.G. Strong in 1922. She then married Elmer Irland Wheeler on November 20, 1936 in Osceola, MO. He died on February 7, 1990.
Surviving are her sons; Gary Wheeler and wife Janet of Shelbyville, Wesley Strong and wife Lil of Lafayette, IN and Robert Strong and wife Diane of Congers, NY; daughter, Betty Walker of Mode; brother, John Ashinhurst and wife Dorothy of Shelbyville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; son-in-law, Robert Walker; brother, August Ashinhurst; and a sister in infancy.

Josephus "Joe" Brian Foss
Altamont

Josephus "Joe" Brian Foss, 50, of Altamont died Monday, January 28, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Altamont Grade School Gymnasium in Altamont with the Rev. Shannon Bopp officiating. Visitation from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the Altamont Christian Church or the Donor's choice.
Mr. Foss was born in Lawrenceville on April 1, 1951 the son of Donald and Norma Price Foss. He was a member of the Altamont Christian Church. Mr. Foss graduated from Carterville High School in 1969 and received his BA in music education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1973. In 1974 he was employed by the Altamont Community School District where he taught K-12 as choral director and was presently the elementary vocal and music teacher. He married Sarah Jean Grobengieser in the First Christian Church in Salem on November 26, 1976. She survives.
Also surviving: parents, Donald and Norma Foss of Salem; sons, Joshua Donald Foss and wife Lynn of Westfield, Ryan Patrick Foss of Altamont; brothers, Darrel Foss and wife Flora of Dekalb, Donald Foss and wife Susan of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Jan Vogt and husband Randy of Salem; grandchildren, Andrea Lynn Drum, Genevieve Ivy Drummond, and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Foss.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delbert and Margaret Grobengieser.

Myrtle C. Hoese
Niles, Michigan
(formerly of Mode)

Myrtle C. Hoese, 90, of Niles, MI passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002 following an extended illness.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2 at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles, MI. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army or Hospice at Home. 
Mrs. Hoese was born on January 21, 1912 at Mode the daughter of Walter Nichols and Martha Walls. She married Glen William Hoese, Sr. on December 29, 1929 in Champaign. He preceded her in death on August 14, 1991. Mrs. Hoese had lived in Niles since 1937 coming from Shelby County. During World War II, she was employed at National Standard Company in Niles. Mrs. Hoese enjoyed following the activities of her grandchildren.
Surviving are: sons, Glen W. Hoese, Jr., Robert E. Hoese, Virgil L. Hoese, Herschel L. Hoese all of Niles, and Donald C. Hoese of South Bend, IN; sisters, Vesta Buckley, Florence Smith, Violet Sullivan, Charlotte Hubrich, Lois Means and Jenny Snyder all of Decatur; fourteen grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Capt. Walter F. Hoese, U.S. Army (retired Feb. 12, 1998); sister, Nellie Knapp; brothers, William E. Nichols, Max E. Nichols and John J. Nichols.

Charles Winings
Trenton, Missouri
(Formerly of Findlay)

Charles Winings, a 90 year old resident of the Eastview Manor Care Center of Trenton, Missouri, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2002.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. Brother Rod Forbess officiated. 
Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton.
Open visitation was held at 2:00 on Monday, January 28, 2002.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Grundy County Church of Christ or the Chillicothe Church of Christ, these may be left at Resthaven.
Mr. Winings was born on November 16, 1911 in Bethany, the son of George and Lura Bacon Winings.
He married Ruby Gordon on February 24, 1933 at Sumner, Illinois.
He was a lifelong farmer. They lived in Findlay, until moving to Trenton in 1955.
Mr. Winings is survived by his wife Ruby of Eastview; one son, Gary Winings and his wife Deloris of Trenton, Missouri; one brother, Howard Winings of Rogers, Arizona; three sisters, Ruth Sharp of Fargo, ND; Hester Swiney of Columbus, NE and Pauline Hodgson of Arthur, ND, one granddaughter, Brenda Muir and her husband Patrick of Shawnee, KS, and two great grandchildren, Jackson and Colin Muir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Albert, Victor and Robert.

Rosemary Ellen Vandeventer
Moberly, Missouri
(Formerly of Lovington)

Rosemary Ellen Vandeventer, 72, of Moberly, Missouri passed away on January 27, 2002 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.
Mrs. Vandeventer was born on November 18, 1929 in Lovington, Illinois, the daughter of Franklin Albert and Lora Ellen Clark Julius.
She married Donald Jack Vandeventer on June 1, 1948 at the First Christian Church in Shelbyville.
She served as a 4-H leader in Nokomis, and later as a Cub Scout Den Mother in Decatur.
She served on the Board of Directors for Gastman Elementary School in Decatur.
After moving to Madison, Missouri, she assisted as a Girl Scout Leader.
She served as President for the Madison Homemakers Club and as secretary for two different terms.
She worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce for nine years and retired in 1996, due to ill health.
She and her husband moved to Moberly, Missouri in December 1997.
Mrs. Vandeventer is survived by her long time loving companion and husband Donald Jack Vandeventer, three daughters, Mrs. Wilson (April) Throgmorton of Macon, Missouri; Mrs. Pat (Michelle) Howard of Moberly, Missouri; Amber Vandeventer of Huntsville, Missouri, three grandsons, eight granddaughters, one sister, Rita Mathias of Assumption and one brother, Robert Eugene Julius of Owensboro, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents Franklin Albert and Lora Ellen Clark Julius, one brother Henry Albert Julius, two sisters Gladys Juanita Clark Morgan and Eva Jewel Julius and one son Donald Ray Vandeventer.
Memorials may be sent to Mr. Jack Vandeventer, 306 South 5th Street in Moberly, Missouri, 65270.
At Mrs. Vandeventer's request, she was cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon, Missouri.

Samuel Lee Brandenburg, Sr.
Moweaqua

Samuel Lee Brandenburg, Sr., 61, of Moweaqua died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2002 at home.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua with Pastor Ron Howerton officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Seitz Funeral Home. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield with full military honors. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Brandenburg was born in Frankfort, IN the son of Lester Harold Brandenburg and Grace Louise McIntosh Brandenburg. He was a member of Laborers Local #159 Union. Mr. Brandenburg was also a member of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur. He was a laborer for 34 years and a Korean War veteran. He married Joann Huffman in Noblesville, IN in 1968. She preceded him in death in 1998. He later married Eleanor Jackson in Paducah, KY on August 2, 1999.
Surviving are: wife, Eleanor Brandenburg of Moweaqua; sons, Eddie and wife Brenda Parker of Harristown, Jimmy Huffman and wife Tanya of Decatur, Greg Brandenburg of Moweaqua, Sam Jr. and wife Shelly of LaPlace; daughters, Sandy Jaswnowski of Fisher, IN, Durena Brandenburg of IN; step-children, Steve Jackson and wife Gayle of Denver, CO, Boni and husband Robert Carter of Athens, AL, Martha and husband Gene Nelson of Decatur, Susan and husband Trent Stuart of Macon; brother, Phil Brandenburg of Indianapolis, IN; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Joann Brandenburg.

Rosemary Ellen Vandeventer
Moberly, Missouri
(Formerly of Lovington)

Rosemary Ellen Vandeventer, 72, of Moberly, Missouri passed away on January 27, 2002 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.
Mrs. Vandeventer was born on November 18, 1929 in Lovington, Illinois, the daughter of Franklin Albert and Lora Ellen Clark Julius.
She married Donald Jack Vandeventer on June 1, 1948 at the First Christian Church in Shelbyville.
She served as a 4-H leader in Nokomis, and later as a Cub Scout Den Mother in Decatur.
She served on the Board of Directors for Gastman Elementary School in Decatur.
After moving to Madison, Missouri, she assisted as a Girl Scout Leader.
She served as President for the Madison Homemakers Club and as secretary for two different terms.
She worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce for nine years and retired in 1996, due to ill health.
She and her husband moved to Moberly, Missouri in December 1997.
Mrs. Vandeventer is survived by her long time loving companion and husband Donald Jack Vandeventer, three daughters, Mrs. Wilson (April) Throgmorton of Macon, Missouri; Mrs. Pat (Michelle) Howard of Moberly, Missouri; Amber Vandeventer of Huntsville, Missouri, three grandsons, eight granddaughters, one sister, Rita Mathias of Assumption and one brother, Robert Eugene Julius of Owensboro, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents Franklin Albert and Lora Ellen Clark Julius, one brother Henry Albert Julius, two sisters Gladys Juanita Clark Morgan and Eva Jewel Julius and one son Donald Ray Vandeventer.
Memorials may be sent to Mr. Jack Vandeventer, 306 South 5th Street in Moberly, Missouri, 65270.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2002 at the First Baptist Church at 514 West Rollins Street in Moberly, MO. At Mrs. Vandeventer's request, she was cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon, Missouri.

Wayne Edward "Jack" Logue II
Cowden 

Wayne Edward "Jack" Logue II, 76, of Cowden died on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 9:27 p.m. in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ramsey with Father Don Roberts officiating and Sally Pleasure as vocalist. Rosary will be at 5:00 p.m. Friday followed by Visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Champaign at 2:00 p.m. Saturday with full military rites. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Research.
Mr. Logue was born in Pana on October 12, 1925 the son of Wayne Edward Logue, Sr. and Dorothy Ellen Kelligar Logue. He married Marcella E. Early on May 1, 1946 in Penfield. Mr. Logue was a Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. serving with the Navy in World War II and the Air Force from 1947-1964. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ramsey and the American Legion in Bloomington.
Surviving are: wife, Marcella E. Logue of Cowden; sons, Wayne E. Logue III of Champaign, John P. Logue of Mode and Andrew "Beau" D. Logue of Shelbyville; daughters, Marcella "Sally" Pleasure of Carbondale, Kathryn Gallagher of Rantoul, Dianne Edwards of Shumway, Mary Allen of Champaign and Patricia Prichard of Effingham; brothers, Thomas Logue of Mattoon, Donald Logue of Payson, AZ and James Logue of Champaign; sister, D. Helen Fancher of Edwardsburg, MI; twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Orie W. Perry
Pana
Formerly of Champaign and Neoga

Orie W. Perry, 86, of Pana died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2002 in Heritage Manor, Pana.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2 at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga. Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery, Windsor.
Mr. Perry was born on September 20, 1915 in Shelby county the son of John and Jennie Fought Perry. He married Martha F. Shewmake on December 24, 1938 in St. Charles, MO. She died November 18, 1993. Mr. Perry was a retired farmer and broom maker. He was a member of the American Legion Post #459, Neoga; Eagles Club, Mattoon; and the Moose Lodge, Tuscola.
Surviving: son, James Perry of Sachse, TX; daughters, Mrs. Betty Meeks of Tuscola, Mrs. Bob (Reta) Swisher of Pana; brothers, Floyd Perry of Bloomington, David Perry of Yuma, AZ; sisters, Mrs. Zelma Banning of Shelbyville, Mrs. Pete (Martha) Butler of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and two sisters.

James W. Johnston
Alexandria, Virginia
Formerly of Shelbyville and Tower Hill

James W. Johnston, 88 of Alexandria, Virginia passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2002 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. Johnston was born December 1, 1913 on his family farm in Cold Spring Township in Shelby County.
He was the fifth son of James Henry and Alta Armina Swander Johnston.
Mr. Johnston graduated from Shelbyville High School in the Class of 1933 and Eastern Illinois University.
Throughout his life, teaching was the central theme of Mr. Johnston's life. After graduating from college Mr. Johnston began his professional teaching career in a one room school having grades one through eight.
During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and instructed aviators in flight navigation and aircraft identification.
After the war, Mr. Johnston returned to Fairfax County where he taught Industrial Arts at Mount Vernon High School until his retirement in 1974. 
Mr. Johnston was a teacher with many talents. His students, fellow teachers and friends would seek his advice on auto mechanics, gardening, pottery as well as his master craft of fine woodworking.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served on various committees of the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mr. Johnston had many friends and will be remembered as a kind and patient man who gave freely of his love, time and talents. 
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois; son, James of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Krista and Trevor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers; Huber, Hayward, Lowell and Paul. 
He also leaves his niece, Doris Thompson; nephews, Eugene Johnston, Donald Johnston and Charles Johnston of Shelbyville.
Funeral services were held on January 22, 2002 at the Wesley United Methodist Church with burial at Quantico National Military Cemetery in Quantico, Virginia.


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