Virgie Lee Lowe
Virgie Lee Lowe, 80, of Shelbyville, died at 11:50
a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2002 in St. Anthony's Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. in Howe &
Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. David McHenry officiating.
Visitation from noon until time of service Sunday.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Memorials may be given to Shelby County Community
Services, American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association.
Mrs. Lowe was born on January 1, 1922 in Hidalgo,
Kentucky, the daughter of Charles M. and Bertie Guffey Harmon. She grew
up in Warrensburg and lived in Decatur for several years before moving
to Shelbyville in 1954. She was employed in her younger years at Mallory's
in Pana and later the Moose Lodge in Shelbyville.
She married William E. "Tuffy" Lowe on October
11, 1957. She raised ten children and had twenty eight grandchildren and
twenty one great grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Charles Canada
and wife Lola of Tacoma, WA, Clayton "Butch" Canada of Shelbyville, Steve
Canada and wife Theresa of Shelbyville and Bill and John Lowe, both of
Shelbyville; daughters, Marilyn Hudson and husband Bob of Shelbyville,
Sandy Smith and husband Lloyd of Assumption, Jean Day and husband Bob of
Beecher City and Donna Bourey and husband Alan of Decatur; brothers, Charles
Harmon and wife Mary Kay of Decatur, Robert Harmon and wife Joan of Decatur,
Gene Harmon and wife Alice of Xenia, Dick Harmon and wife Sondra of Salem
and Howard Harmon and wife Effie of Farina; sisters, Audie Jones of Pana
and Martha Fenn and husband Evan of St. David, AZ, twenty eight grandchildren
and twenty one great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother,
Ella Harmon; son Mike Canada; and three sisters, Ora Pearl Maurer, Velma
Stephens and Ann Logue.
The family wishes to express appreciation to
Dr. Bashar Alzahabi and Dr. Michael Collins and the staff of Sunbridge
Rehabilitation in Effingham for their care.
Donald L. Dell
Donald L. Dell, 69, of rural Tower Hill (Pana
Lake), formerly of Decatur, died at 3:32 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2002
in the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday in
St. John's Lutheran Church, near Shelbyville with Rev. John P. Schmeling
Visitation from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday
in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Burial will be in the St.
John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, near Shelbyville.
Memorials may be given to St. John's ELCA, Shelbyville
or Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.
Mr. Dell was born on January 20, 1933 in Quincy,
the son of Theodore Roosevelt and Esther Lenore Robinson Dell. He was a
teacher for 35 years, teaching in Bethany and later for 26 years in Decatur
at MacArthur and Eisenhower High Schools before retiring. He was a member
of St. John's Lutheran Church, near Shelbyville. He married Sherrie Leah
Lewis on June 11, 1961 in Normal, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife, Sherrie; two sons, Douglas
Lee Dell and wife Miriam "Mimi" of Carmel, IN and James Patrick Dell and
wife Amy of Decatur, Georgia; and two grandsons, Michael and Matthew Dell
of Carmel, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
daughter, Amie Dell.
Thelma R. Aumann
Thelma R. Aumann, 78, of Ohlman died Wednesday,
February 13, 2002 at 6:39 p.m. in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born on November 4, 1923, the daughter
of Ralph and Dorothea (Limer) Waddington.
She was a graduate of Rosamond High School and
lived her entire life in the Rosamond and Ohlman area as a homemaker.
She was also very involved in the family businesses,
farming and custom hay bailing. She was an avid horse lover.
Mrs. Aumann was a member of the Ohlman United
Methodist Church; Womens' group at Fairview United Methodist Church.
She married Melvin N. Aumann on July 4, 1942
in Bowling Green, MO.
She is survived by her children, Lee Aumann and
wife Dixie of Rosamond; Nelson Aumann and wife Karen of Nokomis; Dennis
Aumann and wife Sue of Ohlman; Sandy Pinkston and husband Mike of Pana;
Dorothy Ulrici and husband Paul of Witt. Her daughter-in-law, Mary Lou
Aumann of Nokomis, brothers; James Waddington of Pana; Roger Waddington
of Pana; Eric "Rick" Waddington of Omaha, NB; sisters, Mary Baker of Pana;
Norma Mizeur of Pana; Rosalie McLeod of Pana; Donna Lehman of Nokomis;
Marjorie Cearlock of Pana; Betty Temmen of Pana, seventeen grandchildren
and twenty eight great grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband Melvin who died on March 20, 2000; her son, Marion Aumann on October
17, 1999; and two brothers, Marion Waddington on January 20, 1998 and Robert
Waddington on July 7, 1999.
Funeral services will be Saturday February 16,
in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana at 10:30 a.m.. with Rev. Richard
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 until 8:00
p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made Ohlman Village Hall Building
Lydia Reber Hostetler, 88, of Shelbyville died
at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday
in Cornerstone Community Fellowship, Shelbyville. Visitation will be from
5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Burial will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given
to the Mt. Hermon Amish Mennonite Church, Shelbyville.
Mrs. Hostetler was born on October 15, 1913 in
rural Shelbyville, the daughter of Joseph, Sr. and Susie Eigsti Reber.
Lydia was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Hermon Amish Mennonite Church,
Shelbyville. She married Daniel D. Hostetler on December 31, 1933 in the
Mt. Hermon Church. He died on September 19, 1993.
Surviving are her sons, James Hostetler and wife
Nancy of Mode and Richard Hostetler and wife Ginnie of Shelbyville; daughter,
June Drescher and husband Luke of Harrisonburg, VA; two sisters, Anna Zoss
of Roanoke and Alice Swift of Normal; nine grandchildren; and 12 great
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,
Daniel; one daughter, Jean Krall; four brothers, Ora Reber, Frank Reber,
Ray Reber and Joseph Reber, Jr.; and three sisters, Mary Zoss, Katie Ulrich
and Ella Reber in infancy.
Perry E. Pritts
Perry E. Pritts, 95, of Shelbyville died at 3:05
p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002 in the Shelbyville Manor.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday
in the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Dr. Bruce Owens
officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday. Burial will
be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the United
Methodist Church in Shelbyville.
Mr. Pritts was born June 15, 1906 in Shelby County
the son of James and Mary Fulton Pritts. He married Elisabeth Chapman August
10, 1930 in Shelbyville and she preceded him in death on January 19, 1992.
Mr. Pritts was a member of the United Methodist
Church in Shelbyville and was a 50 year member of the Masons. He was a
retired school teacher. He taught 20 years in one room schools and was
particularly proud of the four students that he taught their entire eight
years of grade school at Champion School in Dollville. The last 12 years
of his teaching was at Main Street School in Shelbyville. Mr. Pritts was
an artist, with several of his oil paintings winning ribbons in the Shelby
County art shows. Perry was an avid gardener most of his life.
Surviving are his daughter, Betsy Shimp and husband
Douglas of Sullivan; granddaughters, Jackie Zachay and husband Brian of
Crystal, MN and Jeanie Parker and husband Gary of Maryville, TN; four great-grandchildren;
brother, Marion Pritts and wife Betty of Shelbyville; and numerous nieces
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents,
one sister and three brothers.
Kelly C. Gross
Taylorville, Illinois Formerly
Kelly C. Gross, 72, of Taylorville, formerly
of Shelbyville, died at 10:53 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 17, 2002) at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday
at Taylorville Christian Church with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating. Visitation
will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville
and one hour before services in the church. Following the funeral, there
will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Howe &
Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery,
Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Visionway School Building Fund at
Taylorville Christian Church.
Mr. Gross was born on November 21, 1929 in Posey
County, IN, the son of Eweart C. and Dorothy L. Atchley Gross. Kelly was
retired for Prudential Insurance Company. He was a member of the Taylorville
Christian Church, where he was an Elder; Shelbyville Rotary Club, 50 year
Member of Sheba Masonic Lodge 200, Grayville, Coles County Barbershoppers,
Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Royal Arch and Knights Templar and member
of the Board of Directors of the Christian County Mental Health Department.
He was awarded the 2000 Coles County Barbershopper of the Year and was
the 1995 recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award presented by the
Shelbyville Rotary Club. He married Peggy Gallagher Sands on July 28, 1990.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy; two sons, Chris
Gross and wife Cathy of Lexington, SC and Scott Gross and wife Lea Ann
of Champaign; two step-sons, Mike Sands and wife Michelle of Shelbyville
and James Sands of Pana; two step-daughters, Victoria Dixon of Arlington,
VA and Kristi Bright and husband James of Creve Coeur, mother in law, Lucille
Smith of Mt. Zion; one brother, Robert Gross and wife Chris of Carmi; one
sister, Nellie Heugel of Evansville, IN; three grandchildren; and six step
He was preceded in death by one sister, Margie
Catherine Virginia Goostree
formerly of Beecher City
Catherine Virginia Goostree passed away February
17, 2002 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH.
Family will receive friends from 2-4, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, February 22 at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave.,
where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Chaplain Eric
Williams will be officiating. Internment will be at Glen Rest Memorial
Estate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Catherine's memory
to Mt. Carmel Hospice, The American Cancer Society or a charity of your
Catherine and her late husband were active members
of Reynoldsburg Senior Center. She enjoyed making crafts and being a "Granny"
to her grandsons.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law,
Roberta and Lawrence Holmes; grandsons, Jamiel and Justin Holmes of Cambridge,
OH; sister, Caroline Linne of Dallas, TX; brother-in-law, Danny Christman
of IL; sister-in-law, Alice Larrimore of Greenville, SC; and many cousins,
nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard
and Jossie Larimore of Beecher City; loving husband of 52 years, James
Raymond Goostree on September 27, 1999; brother, Wallace Larimore of IL;
and sister Mildred Keyser of IL.
Iris M. Dailey
Winter Haven, FL
Formerly of Assumption
Iris M. Dailey, 60, of Winter Haven, FL formerly
of Assumption passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2002 in her home.
Services will be Saturday, February 23 at 2:00
p.m. at Seitz Funeral Home in Assumption with Rev. Charles K. Jacobs officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before service. Burial will be in Pleasant
View Cemetery in Assumption.
Iris was born in Reading, England on November
25, 1941 to Horace and Lily Buttke Hope. She was married on April 2, 1960
in Reading to William E. Dailey of Assumption. They moved to Assumption
in 1964 where they lived until their move to Winter Haven in 1994.
Iris is survived by her husband William of Winter
Haven; her daughters, Karen of Assumption and Linda and husband Thomas
Lahue of St. Louis; sons, Robert and wife Crystal of Assumption and David
and fiancee Kelly Edwards of Decatur; brothers, Ron, John and Frank Hope
of Reading, England; sister, Joyce Willis of Ontario, Canada; she is also
survived by her six beloved grandchildren, Trey, Alex, Colby, Ryan, Shelby
She was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Arlene Neece, 79, of Pana died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday,
February 20, 2002 in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday,
February 23 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana with Dr. David Wence and
The Reverend Walter B. Carlson officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00
p.m. Friday at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery,
Pana. Memorials may be given to the Community Council for the Arts or First
United Methodist Church in Pana.
Mrs. Neece was born on May 5, 1922 in Pana the
daughter of George "Dode" and LaVeda Marie Bair Proffitt. She married Fred
H. "Ted" Neece on July 22, 1942 in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of the
First United Methodist Church of Pana, Community Council for the Arts,
Pioneer Heritage Guild, VFW Auxiliary, Past member of Alpha Class at First
United Methodist Church, Pana Community Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered
at both nursing homes in Pana. Mrs. Neece was a housewife and an American
Artist. She was a local artist, known for her artistic abilities, and captured
many Pana historical sites such as the bridge at Kitchell Park and the
old swimming pool. She lived in Pana until moving to Decatur 3 years ago.
Mrs. Neece graduated from Pana High School and attended college at Washington
University in St. Louis where she studied art.
She is survived by; daughter, Jacquelyn "Jeanie"
Buck and husband Ken of Decatur; son, Gerald Neece and wife Maryann of
Andalusia; sister, Alva Ella Niehart of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Ted
Keylon, Terry Keylon, Gerald Neece, Jr., Fred Neece, Phil Neece, Donnie
Neece and Michael Neece; companion and friend, Wanda Browning of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by; husband, Fred H.
Neece on June 18, 1988; father, George Profitt; mother, LaVeda Hilsabeck;
brother, George Roger Profitt on February 22, 1981.
Violet D. Bieber
Violet D. Bieber, 94, of Shelbyville passed away
at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
February 23, 2002 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
Rev. Dan Eloe will officiate assisted by Rev. Phillip Glick. Visitation
will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery,
Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Mrs. Bieber was born August 18, 1907 in Fayette
County the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ellen Little McArdle. She married
Paul J. Bieber on June 8, 1929 in Chicago and he passed away on January
8, 1982. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville. Mrs.
Bieber attended Sparks Business College, Shelbyville and later was employed
by the Ford Motor Co. and Stievers Office Service in Chicago, retiring
when she was in her 60's. She was also a member of the KeenAgers (senior
group of the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville) and the Spit and Whittle
Club (alumni club of Sparks College in the Chicago area). She was a member
of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Shelby Memorial Hospital and she loved to
piece material together for quilts.
Surviving are: daughter, Carol Bieber Calza of
Washington, DC; five grandchildren, Amy Gallagher D.V.M. of Reno, NV, John
Gallagher of Plano, TX, Jim Gallagher of Reno, NV, Sue Saylor of Garden
Valley, CA and Michael Calza of Columbus, OH; three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter,
Janet Bieber Gallagher and two sisters, Edith McArdle and Lottchen Miller.
Forrest H. "Dutch" Wardall
Forrest H. "Dutch" Wardall, 80, of Pana died at
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.
Masonic and Funeral services will be at 2:30
p.m. Saturday, February 23 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana with
Rev. Rolland Devor officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until
service time on Saturday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural Nokomis.
Memorials to Donor's choice.
Mr. Wardall was born on June 14, 1921 in Christian
County, rural Pana the son of Arthur and Mary Cahill Wardall. He married
Betty D. Cloe on January 4, 1948 in Pana. Mr. Wardall lived his entire
life a mile from where he was born except for a short time when he lived
in Detroit, Michigan. He was a retired farmer and a member of; Fairview
Methodist Church, Fairview Cemetery Board, Past Master of Pana Masonic
Lodge AF&AM #226, Scottish rite, Ansar Shrine, 32nd Degree Mason, Arcana
Chapter Order of Eastern Star #493 of Pana, served on Rosamond Township
Board for 24 years and had been a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Pana.
He is survived by: wife, Betty; sons, Donald
J. Wardall and wife Marjorie of Assumption, David W. Wardall and wife Marylan
of Pana and Dale E. Wardall and wife Rena of Taylorville; seven grandchildren,
Mason, Morgan, Rebekah and Justin Wardall, Brandy Moore, Austin and Ellis
Wardall; one great grandchild, Gavin Moore; brother, Robert Wardall of
Hoopeston; sisters, Alice Harrison of Mission Viejo, CA and Maribah Laughlin
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Clark Schmitt, 86, of Strasburg died at 11:35
p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in Shelbyville Manor.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday
in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg with Rev. Steven A. Becker and
Rev. Gary Fortkamp officiating. Visitation from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Friday in
Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville and one hour before service
time Saturday in the church. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Strasburg.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg.
Mr. Schmitt was born on April 14, 1915 in Strasburg,
the son of Frederick and Clara Krile Schmitt. He was a farmer and a member
of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg and Shelby County Farm Bureau.
He married Helen M. Buesking on February 8, 1939 in Strasburg.
Surviving are his wife, Helen; two daughters,
Kathryn Tice and husband David of Shelbyville and Carol Camilotto and husband
Louis of West Lafayette, IN; one brother, Roy Schmitt and wife Vera of
Strasburg; three grandchildren, Ronda Robinson and husband William J. of
Shelbyville, Rochelle Krupp and husband Thomas of Ballwin, MO and Vance
Campbell and wife Gretchen of Lafayette, IN; and seven great grandchildren,
Kaityln, Karli and Tice Robinson, Joshua and Zachary Krupp, and Alexis
and Madisen Campbell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mamie A. Hawes Vogel
formerly of Mode
Mamie A. Hawes Vogel, 77, of Wamac died on Thursday,
February 21, 2002 at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
February 23 in the Pacey Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Elaine Smith
and Rev. Bill Leppin officiating. Friends may visit Saturday morning from
9:00 a.m. until the service hour at the Pacey Funeral Home in Centralia.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the
First United Methodist Church, Centralia or to the St. Mary's Good Samaritan
Home Health Care, and will be received by the funeral home.
Mrs. Vogel was born on February 9, 1925 in Wayne
County the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude (Greathouse) Shewmake. She married
Benjamin Russell Hawes in 1944 and he preceded her in death on February
1, 1960. On February 13, 1965 she married Bob Vogel in Mode and he survives
in Wamac. Mrs. Vogel, a homemaker all her life, lived in Centralia since
1970, moving here from Carlyle. She was a member of First United Methodist
Church in Centralia and American Association of Retired Persons.
Surviving are: son, Butch Hawes and wife Connie
of Mode; step-daughter, Lorraine Nottmeyer and husband Gerald of Centralia;
her sisters, Erma Talbert and husband Ted, of Wayne City and Jesse Shewmake
of Manhattan, KS; grandchildren, Rodney Hawes, Tracey Nottmeyer, and Danielle
Nottmeyer; three step-sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband;
parents; four brothers, Elmer Shewmake, Ivan Shewmake, Cloyde Shewmake,
Forest Geyer; three sisters, Ethel Talbert, Clara Green, and Lavena Bliss;
and one grandson, Randy Hawes.
Kenneth "Herb" Spracklen
Kenneth "Herb" Spracklen, 72, of Pana died at
12:01 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2002 in his residence.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday,
February 23 at 1:00 p.m. in Rosamond Grove Cemetery, Rosamond with Pastor
John Hippard officiating. Memorials to Donor's choice.
Mr. Spracklen was born on April 20, 1929 in Tower
Hill the son of Justice and Alice Mitchell Spracklen. He married Donna
Jean Esmann on May 2, 1953 in Pana. He was retired from Freeman Coal Company
and lived his entire life in this area. He served 3 years in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War and was a member of Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post #4431 & United Mine Workers of America.
He is survived by: wife, Donna Spracklen of Pana;
daughter, Brenda Hickman of Pana; sons, Kenneth Spracklen and wife Carol
of Pana, Donald Spracklen of Pana and Keith Spracklen and wife Patricia
of Pana; sisters, Mabel Maton of Pana, Peggy Bryson of Pana, Cleo Baker
of Irving and Jane Orange of Pana; nine grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Alice
House and Justice Spracklen; two sisters and three brothers.
Louis C. "Jim" Lieb
Louis C. "Jim" Lieb, 85, of Shelbyville, a resident
at Olivewood Health Care Center, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, February 23,
2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville with Father
John Sohm officiating. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday in Howe &
Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Burial
will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church Building Fund.
Mr. Lieb was born on July 11, 1916 in Douglas
County, near Tuscola, the son of George F. and Rose Catherine Schweighart
Lieb. He was a farmer, farming in Douglas County, Murdock area, until 1945
when he moved to Shelbyville. He later farmed in the Mode area until he
retired in 1982. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,
Shelbyville, life member of Knights of Columbus #8690 of Shelbyville, charter
member of Illinois Farmers Union, and member of Moose Lodge #1294 of Shelbyville.
He married Maurine Lucille Kantner on February 28, 1948 in Shelbyville.
She died on February 1, 1997.
Surviving are: his sons, Larry Lieb of Mode and
Lyle Lieb of Effingham; daughters, Linda Lister and husband Wilber "Bill"
of Beecher City and Cindy Marquardt and husband Roger of Rhinelander, WI;
brother, Leroy Lieb and wife Joyce of Shelbyville; sister Rosemary McDonald
of Sidney; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife, Maurine; sister,
Esther Craig McGilligan; and one grandson, Charlie Lister.
Opal I. Russell
Opal I. Russell, 89, of Shelbyville, died at 5:00
a.m. Sunday, February 24, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with Dr. Bruce Owens officiating. Visitation
from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Mrs. Russell was born on November 4, 1912 in
Lakewood, the daughter of Lincoln Robert and Bessie Mary Christy Cutler.
Opal and her husband Arnold owned and operated Vincent's Cafe in Shelbyville
for many years, before retiring to Florida. She married Arnold Ray Russell
on November 14, 1936. He died on March 16, 1999.
Surviving are: her brothers, Russell Cutler of
Shelbyville, William Cutler and wife Opal of Rockford and Lindy Cutler
and wife Illene of Findlay; sisters, Eloise Robison of Shelbyville and
Joan Arthur and husband Gene of Findlay; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,
Arnold; brother, James Cutler; and sister, Ruby Johnston.
Lucille Haycraft, 77, of Effingham died at 12:28
a.m. Sunday, February 24, 2002 in Sunbridge Nursing Center, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday,
February 26 in Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson. Visitation will be
one hour before service time. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson.
Memorials may be given to Donor's choice.
Mrs. Haycraft was born on November 18, 1924 the
daughter of Charlie Wesley Haye and Fannie (Hornback) Haye. She married
Minor Haycraft on October 14, 1938 in Litchfield, KY. He preceded her in
death in 1979. Mrs. Haycraft was a devoted homemaker.
She is survived by: sons, Jerry and wife Nancy
Haycraft of Wappapello, MO, Roger and wife Jane Haycraft of Shelbyville
and Dennis Haycraft of Altamont; daughters, Pauline and husband Fred Durbin
of Strasburg, Wanda Koontz of Stewardson, Brenda and husband William Binder
of Effingham and Linda and husband Dennis Hicks of Cowden; twenty-five
grandchildren; thirty-seven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; huband,
Minor; two sons; one brother; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Gale A. Beck
Gale A. Beck, 87, of Tower Hill, formerly of Stonington,
died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2002 in Shelbyville Manor.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday
in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. David McHenry
officiating. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Tower
Hill Cemetery, Tower Hill. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. Beck was born on May 19, 1914 in Fayette
co., the son of John and Lillie Cook Beck. He was a retired lineman for
the Shelby Electric Co-op and was an avid bowler. He married Audrey Behl
on February 3, 1937. He later married Opal Dilley Boyer on December 5,
1969. She died on August 16, 1994.
Surviving are: his sons, Ron Beck and wife Pat
of Taylorville and Roger Beck and wife Ginger of Oblong; daughter, Maxine
Gregory of Charlotte, NC; step-sons, John Boyer and wife Sue of Palestine,
IN and Roger Boyer of Springfield; step-daughter, Mary Lou Keller and husband
Bob of Tower Hill; 17 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 19 great
grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren;
and one step-great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife,
Opal; three brothers; and two sisters.
Juanita E. Endris
Juanita E. Endris, 91, of Pana died Monday February
25, 2002 at 12:01 a.m. at her residence.
She was born on February 20, 1911 in Pana, the
daughter of George and Velma Smith Bertin.
She married Marcellus F. "Puddy" Endris on June
17, 1931 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He passed away on February 11,
A graduate of Pana High School, she lived her
entire life in Pana as a housewife.
She was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic
Church in Pana and a former member of the St. Mary's Circle and Catholic
She is survived by her children, Eugene Endris
and wife Mary Ann of Virden, Illinois; Harold Endris and wife Marilyn of
Pana; Leonard Endris and wife Rinkie of Shreveport, LA; fourteen grandchildren
and twenty-two great grandchildren and her sister Esther Girouard of Danville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
daughter Delores Hill, sister Loretta Call and one brother in infancy.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday
at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home with the rosary at 8:00 p.m.
There will be a funeral mass on Friday March
1, 2002 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Don J.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pana.
Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart School
or Pana Community Hospital Foundation.
James "Andy" Brown
James "Andy" Brown, 90, of Pana died Thursday,
February 21, 2002 at 8:00 p.m. in Moweaqua Nursing Center in Moweaqua.
He was born on September 5, 1911 in Oconee, the
son of Henderson and Amanda Brown.
He was a coal miner and also worked for J.J.
Borders Construction from where he retired in 1976.
He lived in Pana all his life and was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville; the Labor Local #159 in Decatur.
He married Lula Cora Clutter of September 8,
1936 in Shelbyville and she survives.
He is also survived by his children, Robert L.
Brown and wife Mary Kay of Pana; James J. Brown of Pana; Loretta Mullen
of Decatur; Connie Vincent of Shelbyville; twelve grandchildren and sixteen
He was preceded in death by his parents; his
daughter, Rozetta Morehead; one great-grandson Jason; his brothers and
sisters; Earl, Clint, Hazel, Alda, Dela and Lela.
Visitation was held Sunday February 24, 2002
from 1:00 until service time at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Sunday in McCracken-Dean
Funeral Home at 2:00 with Rev. Dan Eloe officiating.
Burial was in Price Cemetery in Oconee, Illinois.
Dorothy Roennigke, 90, of Pana, died on Sunday
February 24, 2002 at 1:30 a.m. in Heritage Manor of Pana.
She was born on March 25, 1911 in St. Louis,
Missouri, the daughter of Charles G. and Caroline Sebig Lohman.
She lived most of her life in St. Louis. She
also lived in Bloomington, Peoria and came to Pana in 1996.
She worked as a retail clothing manager and was
a member of the American Business Women Association, the Girl Scouts, the
American Red Cross and the United Presbyterian Church of Peoria.
She married Elmer Pinter Roennigke on March 18,
1934 in St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away on December 26, 1968.
She is survived by her children Carol Allbright
and husband Frank of Pana; Laurel Srite and husband Dave of Albuquerque,
NM; Cheryl Beyer and husband Jim of Urbana; six grandchildren, Steve, Scott,
Suzanne, Mack, Ross, Amy six great grandchildren and her sister Charlotte
Burggraf of Colorado Springs, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband
and brother Charles Lohman.
Memorials may be made to the National Heritage
Society of Pana (Anderson Prairie).
Memorial services will be held at Sunset Memorial
Park in St. Louis at a later date.
Arrangements by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home of
Norma L. Smith
Norma L. Smith, 75, of Paxton died at 12 PM (noon)
on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at the Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City,
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday,
March 1, 2002 at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells Street, Paxton,
Il. with Reverend Chet Travis officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery,
Paxton, Il. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral
Mrs. Smith was born May 18, 1926 at Findlay,
Il. the daughter of Cecil E. and Bertha Melcher Coventry. She married Larry
E. Smith August 16, 1952 at Findlay, Il. and he survives. Mrs. Smith graduated
from Findlay High School and from Millikin College, Decatur, Il. where
she received her B.S. and Masters Degree in Fine Arts. She taught in the
Paxton school system, both at the East Lawn and West Lawn schools. She
also taught in the country schools near Paxton. She was a member of the
First United Methodist Church, Paxton. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged
to several bridge clubs. She loved animals, enjoyed gardening and was a
Cub and Illini fan. Memorials may be made to the Champaign County Humane
Surviving are her husband; daughter, Jodi (Jim)
Baldwin of Decatur; and four sons, Kevin (Carla) Smith of Mahomet, Kurt
(Kim) Smith of Paxton, Kelly (Jennifer) Smith of Monticello, and Kris Smith
of Springfield. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and
Mildred LaVonne Allison
Mildred LaVonne Allison, 85, of Assumption died
at 10:40 p.m. Sunday in Heritage Manor in Pana.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in Mt.
Pleasant Church of God with Pastor David Beerbower officiating with visitation
from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.
Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Assumption.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Church
Mildred was born in Hinton, the daughter of James
Edward Shuck and Mary C. Wallace Shuck.
She formerly worked as a sales clerk and a member
of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God.
She married Roy Allison on February 2, 1935.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Edwards
of Plain City, Ohio, Ethel and husband Wendell Lindsey of Pana, Connie
and husband Dewey Long of Pana, son Alan and wife Teresa of Moweaqua, seven
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one
son and two brothers.
Rosalee K. Fender
Rosalee K. Fender, 93, of Neoga, formerly of Charleston
and Springfield, died at 7:07 A.M. on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Heartland
Christian Village in Neoga.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral home in Neoga is in charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be made to Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.
Mrs. Fender was born on April 16, 1908 at Martinsville,
Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Daisy (Kelley) Sinclair. She married
Leslie Claypool on January 28, 1933 in Chicago. He preceded her in death
on January 9, 1974. She then married Joseph C. Fender in Charleston on
January 3, 1975. He preceded her in death on December 15, 1986. Mrs. Fender,
a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church in Herrin, Il.
Surviving are her step-daughter Charlotte Swinford
and husband Maurice of Herrin. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren.
Loren Manuel, 90, of Pana, died on Monday February
25, 2002 at 1:50 p.m. in Heritage Manor of Pana.
He was born on October 5, 1911 in Herrick, the
son of Howard and Theris Cowan Manuel.
He lived in Oconee most of his life working as
a dairy farmer, on the railroad and had a lawn mower repair service.
He was a former member of the Taylorville Christian
Mr. Manuel married Vera Dean Nowlin on September
24, 1932 in Shelbyville. She passed away on May 31, 1999.
He is survived by: his daughters, Doris Hinton
and husband Floyd of Tower Hill and Donabelle Oldham and husband Tom of
Lincoln; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great
His brother Jim Manuel of Pana, sisters, Ethel
Sallee of Ramsey and Zelma LaRose of Rosamond survive also.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife,
son Howard F. Manuel, one daughter in infancy Lorna Dean Manuel, four great
grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.
Visitation will be on Wednesday February 27,
2002 from 5 until 8 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Funeral services are Thursday, February 28, 2002
in McCracken Dean Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Darrell Hinkle officiating.
Burial will be in Price Cemetery in Oconee.
Helen Budds, 85, of Pana, died on Wednesday February
27, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. in Heritage Manor in Pana.
She was born on November 12, 1916 in Taylorville
to William and Roxanna Ladd Kramer.
She was a bookkeeper at Johnson Brothers Implement
in Taylorville and at Downs Motor in Pana in the late 30's and early 40's.
She was a graduate of the Taylorville School
system and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pana.
At one time she was active in the church's Women's
Society and participated in many activities over the years.
She was an avid card player, both bridge and
pinochle and was a member of many card clubs and Marathon Bridge Group.
She married Leon Budds in June of 1939. He passed
away on January 3, 1969.
She is survived by her children, David Budds
of Pana; Dr. Michael Budds of Columbia, MO; Jeanne Budds of Pana and her
sister Caroline Wilson of Shelbyville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
four brothers, Rolland Kramer, Raymond Kramer, C.E. "Spike" Kramer and
an infant brother Harry.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 until 8 p.m.
at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be on Saturday March 2,
2002 in the McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend
Walter B. Carlson officiating.
Burial will be in Rosamond Grove Cemetery in
Memorials may be made to the Carnegie-Schuyler
Library Building Fund, a cause very dear to her heart.
Shirley Bechtel, 91, of Pana, died Tuesday February
26, 2002 at 1:35 p.m. in Prairie Rose Health Care Center.
She was born on January 2, 1911 in Shelby County
to Charles and Ora (Glick) Glick.
She was a homemaker who came to Pana from St.
Louis where she had lived for 49 years. She was a member of the Bible Baptist
Church in Pana where she was a pianist for several years.
She married Olin Bechtel on February 12, 1934
She was preceded in death by her husband on April
29, 1991; her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until
service time at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Saturday March 2, 2002
in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Larry Simon officiating.
Burial will be in Price Cemetery in Oconee.