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Claude Elmer Downs
Shelbyville

Claude Elmer Downs, 78, of Shelbyville died at 11:08 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Tim Boyce officiating. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Henton Cemetery with military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association.
Mr. Downs was born on April 26, 1923 in Henton, the son of Salmon R. and Lucy Jane Bodine Downs. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He farmed for many years south of Shelbyville and worked for the Oliver Corporation in Shelbyville as a shear operator. Mr. Downs was a lifetime member of VFW Post #4829 in Shelbyville. He married Mildred Murkin on November 18, 1954 in Clinton, Iowa. She died on October 11, 1972.
Surviving are: son, Dennis Downs and wife Tonya of Shelbyville; daughters, Debbie Nottingham of Shelbyville, Norma Lape and husband Max of Shelbyville, Grace Monte of Carlinville, Thelma Hill of Kansas and Noretta LaPorte of MO; brother, Ralph Downs and wife Edna of Shelbyville; sister, Katherine Prosser of Germany; thirteen grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred; three brothers, Ray, Robert and Cecil Downs; two sisters, Opal and Gertie; and two grandchildren.
 

John Wesley Fribley
Pana

John Wesley Fribley, a long time resident of Pana, IL died on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 7:25 a.m. in Shelbyville Manor Nursing Home, Shelbyville. He was 95 years old having been born August 3, 1906 on Fribley Farm 3 miles south of Assumption, in Christian County. In his later years, John was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, and it was a contributing factor in his death. His parents were Wesley D. and Clara Belle Storey Fribley. They had two daughters Helen Pauline Fribley Van Meter and Rachael Elizabeth Fribley Wilson and three sons James Homer, George Edward and John Wesley. All of them preceded John in death.
John went to Dunkel Rural School, Assumption High School, Illinois Wesleyan University and College of Law of the University of Illinois, graduating in 1930. He was admitted to practice law in 1930, practicing for over 50 years, until he retired in 1987. He practiced law in State and Federal Courts, from his offices in Pana, during his long career. He had many, many clients, most of whom predeceased him. A number of lawyers achieved experience working for him, including his son, Joseph L. Fribley, George J. LaCharite, David Duez, James L. Proffitt, John P. Coady (now Circuit Judge), Thomas W. Lacy and George P. Consoer.
He was an Illinois State Senator from 1934 through 1952. He represented the 40th Senatorial District (originally composed of Christian, Shelby, Fayette, and Cumberland Counties).
Fribley helped investigate the Centralia mine disaster and was a co-sponsor of the Illinois Mine Safety Law. He sponsored the Farm-to-Market Road Law which aided rural townships in their construction of township roads. He was downstate floor leader for then Governor Adlai E. Stevenson and was responsible for many major acts of legislation during his long career there.
One of John's finest memories was evidenced by a picture of Governor Stevenson, autographed and with this personal note, "To John Fribley, a dear friend and good man in a storm!" John was active in politics with the Democrat Party for many years.
John was a major organizer of Peoples Bank of Pana (now Peoples Bank and Trust of Pana), and was City Attorney of the City of Pana.
John was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Pana Masonic Lodge #226 AF & AM, Ansar Shrine, and Pana Rotary Club.
He married Marian E. Little on April 21, 1931 in Rosamond and she passed away July 30, 1997.
Surviving are: son, also a lawyer, Retired Circuit Judge Joseph L. Fribley and wife Carolyn J. (Travis) Fribley of Pana and Manasota Key, FL; daughter, Judith A. Fribley, retired school teacher of Winnetka; three grandchildren, Scott W. Fribley of Pana, Susan K. Fribley Rae of Marietta, GA and Valerie A. Fribley Barnes of Chicago; three great grandsons, John G. Rae, Cameron M. Rae and Gavin J. Rae of Marietta, GA; one great granddaughter, Morgan M. Barnes of Chicago.
Memorials may be given to the Building Fund, Carnegie-Schuyler Library, Pana.
In accordance with his long expressed wish, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled in the early summer, with McCracken-Dean Funeral Directors of Pana in charge. 

Mildred L. Green
Herrick

Mildred L. Green 78 of Herrick, IL passed away at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002 in the Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville, IL.
Mrs. Green was born March 8, 1924 at Rural Windsor, the daughter of John and Ina Marie Gaither Gaddis.
She married Leland Green, November 13, 1942 in St. Charles, MO and he passed away January 9, 1998. 
She was affiliated with the Church of Christ and was a member of the Shelby County Home Extension.
Surviving are: sons, Larry Green and wife Dottie of Orland Hills and Rick Green and wife Vicky of Herrick; daughter, Patsy Janke and husband Ora of Shelbyville; one brother, Jack Gaddis of Mattoon; four sisters, Pauline Craig, Louise Robinson and Evelyn Rauch all of Sullivan and Ruth Cochran of Charleston; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and special friend Jackie Sell of Herrick.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leland and one sister.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday March 24, 2002 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home Cowden with Louis Thiele officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Burial was in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.

Donald D. Houston
Shelbyville

Donald D. Houston, Sr., 83, of Shelbyville, died at 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002 in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Donors Choice.
Mr. Houston was born on August 30, 1918 in Tower Hill, The son of Walter "W.T." and Mary Rachel Barden Houston. He was a retired farmer and later worked for Pioneer Seed Corn Company in Shelbyville. He was a veteran and served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the former Pleasant Hill Church near Shelbyville. He married Betty P. Evans on September 8, 1945. She died on November 13, 2001.
Surviving are his son, Donald D. Houston, Jr. of Shelbyville and sister Dru Hawker of Coffeen, granddaughter Michelle Frederick of Effingham and great granddaughter Katelyn Frederick of Effingham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; brothers Truman and Bob Houston, sister Dorothy Peters and nephew Darrell Peters.

Mark E. Figgins
Strasburg

Mark E. Figgins, 89, of Strasburg, formerly of Oswego, died at 3:41 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Stewardson Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Dan Towar and Pastor Tom Ferguson officiating. Visitation one hour before service time in the church. Arrangements by Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Burial will be in Lower Ash Grove Cemetery, near Strasburg. Memorials may be given to the Stewardson Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Mr. Figgins was born on June 19, 1912 in Strasburg, the son of Jacob and Laura Bridges Figgins. He was a building contractor in Oswego and later retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Aurora. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pahrump, NV.
Surviving are: sons, Bill Figgins and wife Carol of Oswego and Dennis Figgins and wife Peggy of Montgomery, and their mother, Alice Figgins of Aurora; sisters, Nada Fillbach of Chico, CA and Osa Marie Olson of Yorkville; four grandsons, Carl, Michael, David and Richard Figgins; one great grandson; and four great granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nine brothers, Arthur, Burl, Roscoe, Gaylord, Eldon, Doris, Thomas, Frank and Irvin Figgins; and two sisters, Dorothy Hanks and Elma Hugo.

David D. Houston
Shelbyville

Donald D. Houston, Sr., 83, of Shelbyville, died at 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002 in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Donors Choice.
Mr. Houston was born on August 30, 1918 in Tower Hill, The son of Walter "W.T." and Mary Rachel Barden Houston. He was a retired farmer and later worked for Pioneer Seed Corn Company in Shelbyville. He was a veteran and served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the former Pleasant Hill Church near Shelbyville. He married Betty P. Evans on September 8, 1945. She died on November 13, 2001.
Surviving are his daughter, Carolyn J. Frederick of Effingham and son, Donald D. Houston, Jr. of Shelbyville and sister Dru Hawker of Coffeen, and brother Lewis Houston of Shelbyville; granddaughter Michelle Frederick of Effingham and great granddaughter Katelyn Frederick of Effingham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; brothers Truman and Bob Houston, sister Dorothy Peters and nephew Darrell Peters.

Frances "Frankie" Warren
Pana

Frances "Frankie" Warren, 68, of Pana died on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 9:15 p.m. at St. John's Hospice, Springfield.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 30, in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at McCracken -Dean Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to St. John's Hospice, Springfield.
Mrs. Warren was born on October 23, 1933 in Pana, the daughter of Hiram and Lona (Harlow) Bland. She married Lawrence Warren on March 17, 1951 in Springfield, and he survives. Mrs. Warren lived her entire life in the Pana area, working for Mallory's, Fashion Lane, and was also a homemaker. She was a Charter Member of Women of Moose, Pana; Elks Ladies Auxiliary; and Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; sons Lawrence E. Warren and wife Susan of Pana, David Warren and wife Theresa of Oconee; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; niece Patricia Langley, Pana; nephew William B. Langley, Hillsboro; brothers Fred Bland and Archie Bland, both of Pana; sisters Jane Ramsey of Sullivan, and Opal Russell of Pana.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Matthews and Hester Allen, brother Earl Bland, and two sisters in infancy.

Dora Peel
Pana

Dora Peel, 93, of Pana died on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 5:00 a.m. in Heritage Manor of Pana.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 1, 2002 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home of Pana with The Reverend Walter B. Carlson officiating. Committal service will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. in Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Il. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church of Pana.
Mrs. Peel was born April 5, 1908 in Georgetown, Il., the daughter of Peter and Ada (Van Wormer) Stark. She married Walter Peel on September 17, 1927 in Paris, Il. and he preceded her in death in 1961. Mrs. Peel was a seamstress for Snowers Sewing Factory in Danville from where she retired. She came to Pana from Georgetown in 1979 after her retirement. She was a very talented person known for her sewing ability, beautiful crochet work, and for her cooking and baking, especially her pies. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pana; 50-year member of Arcana Chapter Order of Eastern Star; and Past member of American Legion Auxiliary of Pana.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Marjorie Stark of Pana; several nieces and nephews including Linda Gunnigle, Gregory Stark and Carole Lynch. She was dearly loved by them all as she was a special Aunt.
She was preceded in death by her husband; five brothers, one sister, and one half-brother.

Adam Wayne Bland
Shelbyville

Adam Wayne Bland, 26, of Shelbyville died at 12:14 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 in Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana with Rev. Ancil Brown and Rev. Donald Brown officiating. Visitation was from 1:30 until service time, Monday. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Oconee. Memorials may be given to the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church, Lakewood.
Mr. Bland was born on October 24, 1975 in Taylorville, the son of Floyd Clifford Bland, Sr. He lived most of his life in Pana and Shelbyville. He was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church, Lakewood.
Surviving are: his father, Floyd Clifford Bland, Sr. of Pana; grandmother and step grandfather, Velma and Harold Kelmel of Pana; grandmother, Helen Woodall of Coalton; great grandfather, Steve Urban of Oconee.
He was preceded in death by: grandfather, Floyd Bland; brother, Floyd C. Bland, Jr. on March 4, 1991.

Joseph A. "Joe" Boarman
Tower Hill

Joseph A. "Joe" Boarman, 61, of Tower Hill, died at 3:15 a.m. on Monday April 1, 2002 in his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
 
 

Harold A. (Short) McDowell
Lakewood

Harold A. (Short) McDowell, 93, of Lakewood died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002 in the Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3rd in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville with visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, near Lakewood. Memorials may be made to Sheryl's Place or donor's choice.
He was born on June 9, 1908 in Shelby County, IL the son of Frank and Bessie Biggs McDowell. He married Mary Louise Coltrane on October 25, 1945 in Greensboro, NC and she preceded him in death on February 27, 1986.
Mr. McDowell was a member of the American Legion in Tower Hill, the Coon and Foxhunters Association and the Old Time Fiddlers Association. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are: son, Wayne and wife Marsha of Tower Hill; two grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and one niece, Sandy Mahler of Katy, TX.
He was preceded in death by two sisters Lydia Pialazzola and Dora Dean Evans.

Chester N. Brown
Rural Neoga, Illinois

Chester N. Brown, 92, of rural Neoga, died on Friday, March 29, 2002 at 11:25 a.m. in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday April 2, 2002 in the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga with Rev. Judith Curry officiating.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday April 1, 2002 in the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga.
Burial will be in Neoga Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Brown was born on June 17, 1909 in Cumberland Co. Illinois, the son of Sherman and Carrie B. (Gaskins) Brown.
He married Jennie B. McGinnis on September 11, 1941 in Linn, Missouri. She passed away on January 27, 1995.
He is survived by his son, Donald S. Brown and wife Alice of Palo Alto, California; his daughters Kathleen Bloomstrand and husband Jim of Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Janice Hill and husband Scott of Memphis, Tenn. Seven grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
He was retired from the State of Illinois Highway Department and a retired farmer.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga, the Cumberland Co., Farm Bureau and the Cumberland Co. Soil Conservation Department. Mr. Brown was also active in the Republican Party in Cumberland County for several years.
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga.

Fairie F. Parr
Shelbyville

Fairie F. Parr, 99, of Shelbyville passed away at 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2nd in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Cathy Minor officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. Tuesday until service time. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the Moulton Methodist Church.
Mrs. Parr was born on October 21, 1902 in Lakewood the daughter of John and Estella Harmon Duckett. She married Bert D. Parr on March 20, 1920 in Lakewood and he passed away July 31, 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of the Moulton United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.
Surviving are: son, Glendell Parr and wife Mary of Peoria; daughters, Zelda Mansfield of Terre Haute and Dorine Rincker of Nashville, IL; eighteen grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Bert; parents; sons, Ronald Parr, Darrell Parr and Dennis Parr; sisters, Hazel Montooth and Marie Wakefield; brother, Cleo Duckett.

Doretta Jevaltas Crowl
Pana

Doretta Jevaltas Crowl, 65, of Pana, died Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 10:25 p.m. in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 15, 1937 in Taylorville to Alexander and Stella Jevaltas.
She was a homemaker who lived in Pana since 1969. She was a graduate of South Fork Community High School, Kincaid.
She married Wayne E. Crowl on September 14, 1968 in Springfield.
She is survived by her husband Wayne E. Crowl of Pana, several cousins and special friends, Sandy Lynn and Linda Parkinson.
Funeral services will be Thursday April 4, 2002 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Marilyn Rauch officiating. 
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Carnegie-Schuyler Library in Pana or the American Cancer Society.

Stevanna Terry
Pana
Stevanna Terry, 96, of Pana died Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 6:55 a.m. in her residence.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at 10 a.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana with Rev. Clyde Kallal and Rev. Clifford Sanders officiating with burial after at Linwood Cemetery in Pana. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the New Beginnings Church of Pana.
Mrs. Terry was born on April 17, 1905 in Lakewood in Shelby County, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Della Milligan Bland. She was a homemaker and was actively involved in operating K & T Garage with her husband from 1950 to 1964. She lived in the Pana area her entire life.
She was a graduate of Pana Township High School and a founding member of the Assembly of God Church of Pana. She married Morris J. "Pappy" Terry on October 15, 1922 in Taylorville. They were married by James H. Forrester. Morris Terry preceded her in death on August 22, 1986.
Mrs. Terry is survived by her children; Donald Terry and wife Margaret of Pana; and Lois Evelyn Eiler and husband William "Ted" also of Pana. Also, five grandchildren, Lisa Lippert, Valerie Mathis, James Eiler, Wanda Donnelly and Stevanna "Nan" Turner. She also is survived by eight great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and sisters Juanita Tetley and Naomi Reed, both of Pana. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, one great grandchild, two brothers; Austin Bland and Raymond Bland and her sister, Lois Bland. 

Lloyd F. Hustler
Pana

Lloyd F. Hustler, 84, of Pana died Sunday March 31, 2002 in the Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana at 2:30 a.m.
He was a retired Christian Church minister. Among the churches he served were the Hillsboro Christian Church.
He married Doris V. McGraw in 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He is survived by his son George L. Hustler Ft. Smith , Northwest Territory, Canada. Four grandchildren, Joseph, Christina, Kenneth and Jennifer. Three great grandchildren, Kieren, Adanna and Katarina. One brother, Arthur Hustler of Arthur, Illinois also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife in October 2001; two brothers, Harold Hustler and George Hustler.
Visitation is Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Pana Christian Church.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in Pana Christian Church with Pastor Bill Rosnett officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in Pana.
Memorials may be made to the Pana Christian Church Preschool.
Arrangements by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. 

Joseph A. "Joe" Boarman
Tower Hill

Joseph Ambrose "Joe" Boarman, 61, of Tower Hill died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2002 in his residence.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 5th in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. David McHenry officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday with Masonic rites at 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Quad County Home Health Agency in Pana or the Cancer Care Center of Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Boarman was born on April 25, 1940 in Morrisonville, the son of Lawrence Ambrose and Lenora Alice Lovens Boarman. He was a retired truck driver. He and his wife were co-owners of Boarman's Truck-Car Wash and Mini Storage in Tower Hill. He was a member of Jackson Masonic Lodge #53 and Moose Lodge #1294 both of Shelbyville. Mr. Boarman married Marcella Cox on November 24, 1994 in Las Vegas, NV.
Surviving are: his wife, Marcella; sons, Roger Boarman and wife Wendy of Shelbyville, Robert Boarman and wife Michelle of Bradenton, FL, Glen Boarman and wife Lori of Colorado Springs, CO and Brian Boarman and wife Samantha of Tower Hill; daughter, Lydia Rigsby and husband Doug of Wake Forest, NC; step-daughters, Deidra White and Kimberly Eldridge and husband Steve all of Tower Hill, Tina Calloway and husband Glenn of Morgan Hill, CA; brother, Bob Boarman and wife Pam of Shelbyville; sisters, Shirley Gaddis and husband Lyle of Shelbyville, Donna Norris and husband Gene of Ballwin, MO, Mary Evelyn Norris and husband George of Taylorville, Sue Roessler of Cowden and Betty Fulford and husband Carl of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Maggie Boarman of Nokomis; and fifteen grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ed Boarman.

James M. Musser
Pana

James M. Musser, 37, of Pana, died on Monday April 1, 2002 in his residence.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Kennedy & Sons Funeral Home in Pana with Pastor Terry Walters officiating.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until hour of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. His remains will be cremated.
James M. Musser was born Thursday February 25, 1965 in Shelbyville, the child of James A. and Shirley (Mitchell) Musser.
He was married on Thursday, September 28,1995 to Carrie K. Robison in Taylorville.
He worked at GSI in Assumption as a Laser Technician.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie K. Musser of Pana; his mother, Shirley Baker of Pana; daughters Jennifer Musser of Pana and Jamie Musser of Pana; sons, James M. Musser of Pana, Brandon Musser at home and Jacob Musser at home; sisters, Tina Mitchell of Pana and Claudette Musser of Rosamond; and brother, Jerry Dale Musser of Nokomis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father.

John Delmar Craig
Mattoon

John Delmar Craig, 68, of Mattoon died at 7:47 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2002 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4th in Swengell O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga with the Rev. Ron Lake officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Memorials may be given to the family; c/o Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Mattoon.
Mr. Craig was born on February 4, 1934 in Casey, the son of William Delmar and Stella (Bridges) Craig. He was a retired auto manager with Grobelny Motors & Rasmussen Chevrolet, Mattoon. He was also a member of Faith Baptist Church, Eagles Club and Moose Lodge all of Mattoon.
Surviving are: son, Randy Ray Craig and wife Tangy of Mattoon; daughter, Cheryl Lynn Schultz and husband Gary of Strasburg; mother, Stella Craig of Mattoon; sister, LaGreta Russell and husband Don of Belpre, OH; grandchildren, Christopher Senteney, Jason Staszak, Elijah Schultz, and Tabbitha Craig; step-grandchildren, Cory Schultz and Shelby Espe; great grandchildren, Hannah Senteney and Luke Senteney.

Donald B. Maton
Pana

Donald B. Maton, 75, of Pana died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 12:55 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, 2002 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Don Roberts officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, with the Rosary at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Maton was born January 22, 1927 in Pana, the son of Paul L. and Nellie Goodall Maton. He was a florist, beginning first with Maton Brothers Flowers, later working for the Webb greenhouse and operating his own business, Maton Wholesale Florist. He lived his entire life in Pana and was a graduate of Pana High School, a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy.
He married Patricia Ann Gruber on April 14, 1956 at St. Patrick's Church and she passed away on January 11, 2001. 
Mr. Maton is survived by his children; Paul John Maton and wife Crystal of Pana, Donald A. Maton of Lake Zurich, IL and Junell Ann Ransdell, Springfield, IL. Also, five grandchildren; Nickolas Maton, Emily and Elise Ransdell, Sydney Ann Maton and Zackary Maton. Also, brothers Paul Maton of Anaheim, CA, Gene Maton, Colorado Springs, CO, Bob Maton, Chicago, IL, and Phillip Maton of Shelbyville, IL. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his brother,Carl Maton. 

Fern L. Page
Pana

Fern L. Page, 94, of Pana died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 1:10 p.m. in Heritage Manor, Pana. 
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 5, 2002 at 2 p.m. in Linwood Cemetery, Pana with the Reverend Walter B. Carlson officiating. There will be no visitation. McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Carnegie-Schuyler Library of Pana.
Mrs. Page was born June 10, 1907 in Christian County the daughter of Charles E. and Julia Emma Levering Erisman. She left the area in 1927 to move to Indianapolis, IN and worked in sales and security at Block's Department Store in Indianapolis, returning to Pana in 1987. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pana, Eastern Star of Indianapolis, IN and the Home and Garden Club of Pana.
She married Andrew Page in 1932 and he preceded her in death in 1973.
Mrs. Page is survived by a sister, Charlotte Morrison, of Pana and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers; Earl Erisman, Clive Erisman, and Roscoe Erisman and two sisters; Irene Davidson and Goldie Beubier.

Edgar V. McGahan
Windsor

Edgar V. McGahan, 73, of Windsor died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday April 3, 2002 at his residence. There will be no services. Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor.
Edgar was born south of Charleston, July 23, 1928 the son of Edgar and Nora Sims McGahan. Surviving are his wife, one son Edgar of Manteno, four granddaughters, one grandson, six great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. 
Preceding him in death were his parents, one son, Michael and one infant grandson. He was retired from Schlumberger Well Services. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Windsor United Methodist Church Building Fund.


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