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Dorothy (Dyher) Crostarosa
Shelbyville

Dorothy Ann (Dyher) Crostarosa, 82, of Shelbyville, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002 in her residence.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville with Rev. Robert Spriggs and Rev John E. Sohm concelebrating. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until time of service in the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville. Arrangements by Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Dorothy was born on July 6, 1919 in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of Roy Henry and Aurilla DeGerld Bromenschenkel. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville. She married A. Stanley Dyer in 1944, he preceded her in death. She married Robert C. Crostarosa in 1978, he died in 1992.
Surviving are her son, Doug Dyher and wife Kathy of Shelbyville; step-son, Joe Crostarosa and wife Susie of Overland Park, KS, step-daughters, Katie Shappard and husband Gary of Lees Summitt, MO., Diane Larsen and husband Larry of Houston, TX and Patsy Glenn of Kansas City, KS; grandchildren, Shaun Dyher of Stonington and Michelle McLeod and husband Darren of St. Louis; and eight step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and twin sister, Marjorie A. Hill.

Oleva M. Douthit
Shelbyville

Oleva M. Douthit, 92, of Shelbyville, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002 in Shelbyville Manor.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with Rev. Dan Eloe officiating. Visitation one half hour before services in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Mrs. Douthit was born on October 28, 1909 in rural Windsor, the daughter of Otto A. and Dora Bushart LaCost. She married William Leonard Douthit on October 26, 1935 and he survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Hershel LaCost.

Juanita Fern Lewey
Tower Hill

Juanita Fern (Shanholtzer) Lewey, 75, of Tower Hill, died at 4:17 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002 in Olivewood Health Care Center, Shelbyville.
Order of Eastern Star and funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Arcana Chapter #493 of Pana and Pastor Art Larsson and Pastor Jeffrey Moore officiating. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, near Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Dollville.
Mrs. Lewey was born on March 17, 1927 in Clarksburg, Illinois, the daughter of Grover and Fanny Edith Jones Shanholtzer. She was a secretary at Tower Hill Schools before retiring. She attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Dollville, was a graduate of Tower Hill High School, Class of 1945, a member of Order of Eastern Star Arcana Chapter #493 Pana, Order of Amaranth, Decatur and a former member of Order of Eastern Star Mazeppa Chapter #583 of Tower Hill. She married Harry L. Lewey on February 6, 1946.
Surviving are her husband, Harry; daughters, Jan Belleau of Belleville and Karen Drummond and husband David of Minooka: brother, Aubrey Shanholtzer and wife Dorothy of Joliet; sister, Maribelle Hostetler of Taylorville; and grandchildren, Ryan Belleau of Lawton, OK., and Kourtney and Danielle Drummond of Minooka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Delbert, Kenneth and Maurice Shanholtzer; and sister, Velma (Shanholtzer) McKittrick.
 

Enrique "Henry" Castro
Neoga

Enrique “Henry” Castro, 89, of Neoga died at 1:05 AM on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 in the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 6 at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Neoga with Father Robert DeGrand and Sr. Pat Thies officiating.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rosary at 7:00 in the Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home in Neoga.
Mr. Castro was born on June 20, 1912 in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, the son of Bibiano and Lucia (Marquez) Castro.
He married Isabel Velazquez on April 11, 1942 in New York City, she passed away on November 27, 1997.
He is survived by his son Henry Castro and wife Jo Ann of Andover, New Jersey; daughters Elizabeth Dreslik and husband Michael of Neoga; Martha Diamond and husband Robert of Torrington Conn.; Digna M. Castro of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico; his brothers Francisco Castro of Las Piedras Puerto Rico; Jesus Castro of Cerritos, California; Bibiano Castro of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico and his sister Carmen Castro of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.
His six grandchildren, Christopher Castro, Michael Dreslik, Jason Dreslik, Elisa Diamond, Kristina Diamond and Julie Diamond as well as several great grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and three sisters.
Mr. Castro was a retired barber. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a member of the St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Neoga.
Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian Village and the St. Mary of The Assumption Church both in Neoga.

Marvin E. Richards
Pana

Marvin E. Richards, 78, of Pana died Friday, July 5, 2002 at 8:14 a.m. in his residence.
He was born July 30, 1923 in Wilmette, IL the son of James and Gertrude Lang Richards. He was a graduate of the Glennwood School for Boys south of Chicago, and owned and operated Richard’s Alamo service station in Rosemont, IL for 25 years. He owned and drove stock cars in the 1950’s and was also a coin and stamp collector. He came to Pana from Des Plaines in 1990. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Mary Cavanaugh on July 15, 1964 in Schiller Park, IL and they were later divorced.
Surviving are his former wife, Mary Richards of Pana; two sons, Marvin Richards of Mt. Prospect, IL and Craig W. Richards of La Fayette, GA; stepdaughter Kelley Bush of Gilbert, AZ, stepson Craig W. Cavanaugh, Island Lake, IL; eight grandchildren; twin brother Jarvis Richards of Schiller Park, IL; brother Oliver John Richards of Scottsdale, AZ.; sister Lorraine Schneider of Ocala, FL.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen James Richards; and two grandchildren; Jeffrey Richards and Brittany Cavanaugh and one sister. 
Mr. Richards was cremated. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
 

Bertha M. Schutte
Sigel

Bertha M. Schutte, 91 of Sigel died Friday, July 5, 2002 at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2002, at St. Michael Cementary at the Archangel Church in Sigel. Father Robert DeGrand of Sigel and Sr. Pat Thies of Neoga will officiate the ceremony. Arrangements are by Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home, Neoga.
Mrs. Schutte was born May 13, 1911 in Sigel, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Hoene Schumacher. She was a housewife and a retired cook for the St. Michael School in Sigel.
She was a member of St. Michael, The Archangel Church, St. Anne’s Sodality in Sigel, and Catholic Daughters of America in Effingham.
She married Anthony P. Schutte on February 9, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri and he preceded her in death on September 7, 1971.
Surviving are her sons, Tom Schutte and wife Marilee of Sigel, Gary Schutte and Wife Eileen of Palatine. Her daughter Lylah Kaufman and husband Charles of St. Charles, Missouri. Also, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Her brother, Leonard Schumacher and wife Florence or Teutopolis. And, her sisters, Helen Martin and husband Lee of Effingham, Pauline Brummer and husband Ray of Dieterich.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, three brothers and a sister.

Marvin E. Richards
Pana
 

Marvin E. Richards, 78, of Pana died Friday, July 5, 2002 at 8:14 a.m. in his residence.
He was born July 30, 1923 in Wilmette, IL the son of James and Gertrude Lang Richards. He was a graduate of the Glennwood School for Boys south of Chicago, and owned and operated Richard’s Alamo service station in Rosemont, IL for 25 years. He owned and drove stock cars in the 1950’s and was also a coin and stamp collector. He came to Pana from Des Plaines in 1990. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Mary Cavanaugh on July 15, 1964 in Schiller Park, IL and they were later divorced.
Surviving are his former wife, Mary Richards of Pana; two sons, Marvin Richards of Mt. Prospect, IL and Craig W. Richards of La Fayette, GA; stepdaughter Kelly Bush of Gilbert, AZ, stepson Richard W. Cavanaugh, Island Lake, IL; eight grandchildren; twin brother Jarvis Richards of Schiller Park, IL; brother Oliver John Richards of Scottsdale, AZ.; sister Lorraine Schneider of Ocala, FL.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen James Richards; and two grandchildren; Jeffrey Richards and Brittany Cavanaugh and one sister. 
Mr. Richards was cremated. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
 

Eileen Virginia Hunter
Moweaqua
 

Eileen Virginia Hunter, 83, of Moweaqua, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2002 at her home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in First United Methodist Church of Assumption with Rev. Tom Compton officiating. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002 in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Moweaqua. Memorials maybe made to the Assumption First United Methodist Church and Lincoln Land Hospice. 
Eileen was born October 3, 1918 in Assumption, the daughter of Guy and Lelah H. Damery Gabriel. She was a member of the Assumption United Methodist Church and Flat Branch Home Extension and the Palette and Brush China Painting Club.
She married Robert Hunter, Sr. on March 6, 1941 in Assumption.
Surviving are her husband, Robert; sons Robert and wife Alice Ann Hunter, Jr. of Moweaqua; and Richard of Moweaqua; brother Guy and wife Betty Gabriel of Assumption; grandchildren: Elizabeth L. and husband Curt Thurman of Champaign; SuEllen Mackey of Moweaqua, and Amy Hunter of Champaign; great-grandchildren John Mackey of Assumption; Rob, Jackson, Grant and Kate Thurman, all of Champaign.

Homer W. Carlisle
Cowden
Homer W. Carlisle, 90, of Cowden, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2002 in the Sunbridge Nursing and Convalescent Center in Effingham, IL. Arrangements are incomplete at Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Cowden.

Lavida Michael
Pana

Lavida Michael, 90, of Pana died Tuesday, July 9, at 2:40 p.m. in Heritage Manor of Pana.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 12, 2002 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Don J. Roberts officiating. Visitation will be July 11, 2002 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery , Pana. Memorials to Sacred Heart School, Pana Community Hospital Foundation or Carnegie-Schuyler Library
Mrs. Michael was born September 19, 1911 in Herrick, the daughter of James and Lenoia Snow Pope. She was a clerk at the J. C. Penney store for 17 years, was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed reading. She came to Pana in 1922 from Herrick and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
She married Paul Michael on April 2, 1937, he preceded her in death on March 21, 1991. 
She is survived by daughters Joan L. Michael of Pana, and Loia Davis of Pekin. Also three grandchildren; Joan Kasten of Moline, Cindy Wigton of Bethalto and Sandy Johnson of Davenport, Iowa. Also, two great-grandchildren, Eric and Courtney Wigton of Bethalto.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, baby brother in infancy, brother Charley Pope in 1993 and one grandson, Greg Davis in 1993.
 
 

Homer W. Carlisle
Cowden

Homer W. Carlisle, 90, of Cowden, IL, passed away at 6:55 PM on Monday July 8th, 2002 in the Sunbridge Nursing and Convalescent Center in Effingham, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time at the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Cowden.
He was born on April, 28, 1912 in Cowden the son of Edward Thomas and Hattie Paris Carlisle.
He married Pansy L. Beck June 4, 1933 in Cowden and she preceded him in death June 5, 1997.
He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Cowden Christian Church and was the carpenters local union in Mattoon.
Surviving are son Edward (Buck) of Cowden and Homer Junior of Herrick; daughters Patricia Ann Evans and Joan Severns both of Cowden; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers Thomas Theodore Carlisle and Rachel Wilmer Carlisle and sisters Bessie Perkins, Donna Montooth, and Nellie Chamberlin.
 

Mary C. Dodson
Pana

Mary C. Dodson, 92, of Pana passed away on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 10:48 a.m. in Pana Community Hospital. Mary was born on October 27, 1909, in Taylorville, Illinois.
She was the daughter of George and Floy Davis Achenbach. She was a homemaker.
She had been in Pana since 1967 and is survived by her sons, William Dodson of Pana, and Phillip Dodson and wife Mary of Ridgedale Missouri.
Also surviving are her five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren; her sister Frances Wright, of Taylorville is also surviving.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters Judith A. Litton and Patricia L. Tanner, and her two brothers Eugene Achenbach and Clifford Achenbach.
Visitation is set for 12:00 p.m. Wednesday until service time at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Pana. Services will be Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana, Illinois.
 

Ramona S. (Roeder) Cook
Shelbyville

Ramona S. (Roeder) Cook, 52, of Shelbyville passed away at 7:50 PM Tuesday July 9, 2002 from injuries received in a farm mowing accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Lockart and Sons Funeral Home.

Rev. Charles R. Hogan
Moweaqua
 

Rev. Charles Richard Hogan, 77, of Moweaqua died Thursday July 11, 2002 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14 in Seitz Funeral Home in Moweaqua. 
Services will be Monday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Moweaqua with Rev. David Good officiating. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. 
Hogan was born in Marion, Ohio on November 8, 1924 to Ralph Paul and Pearl Lucille Grover Hogan.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moweaqua, was a Paul Harris Fellow in the Moweaqua Rotary Club. He graduated from Northern Baptist Theology Seminary in May of 1954. He retired from the Ministry in December of 1987. Previous churches he served are: First Baptist Church in Charsworth, Ill., First Baptist Church in Williston, N.D., First Baptist Church in Newton, Ill., Warder Street Baptist Church in Marion, Ill., First Baptist Church in Moweaqua and First Baptist in Cottage Hills, Ill. After retirement he served in five churches as Interim Minister.
He married Thelma Carr on June 17, 1945 in Marion, Ohio. She preceded him in death on February 2, 1992.
Surviving are his son, Mark and wife Sue Hogan of Moweaqua; daughters Lynn and husband Dale Davidson of Newton, Ill. and Laura Denton of Moweaqua; Brother, Ralph Hogan, Jr. of Marion, Ohio; Sister, Emma and husband Herb Conroy of Marion, Ohio; Grandchildren, Jeannie and husband Chuck Beavers; Brad Davidson and wife Cindy; Blake Davidson, Jennifer Davidson, Wes Hogan, Bryce Hogan and Levi Denton; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death are his parents, wife and three sisters.
 

Iva T. Reed
Formerly of Shelbyville
 

Iva T. Reed, 105, of Simi Valley, California, Formerly of Shelbyville, died on July 12, 2002 in her residence.
Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Sunday, July 21, 2002, in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with Rev. Jeff Grote Officiating. Visitation from noon until 1:00 PM Sunday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Memorials in Iva’s name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, P.O. Box 246, Shelbyville, IL 62565.
Mrs. Reed was born on July 5, 1897 in Burket, Indiana, the daughter of Ivan and Florence Newby Tucker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, where she served as an Elder and was active in the church choir and women’s circle. She was a member of the Kemmerer Village Children’s Home Auxiliary of Assumption, IL, a charter member of Shelby Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and member of Roy Vanderpool American Legion Post #81 Auxiliary both of Shelbyville. She served as Shelby Co. Republican Chairwoman, membership chairwoman of Republican Woman’s Club and Shelbyville Precinct II committeewoman. She married Edward Daniel Reed on May 25, 1914 in St. Joseph, Michigan. She and her husband owned and managed Reed’s Agency in Shelbyville until they retired in 1975. Iva and Ed then moved to Lee’s Summit, MO, John Knox Village, in 1977, where she was a volunteer in the village Church Office and Fire Side Dining Room, and was an active member in the John Knox Village Auxiliary. Her husband of 67 years died on January 12, 1981. Due to failing health, Iva moved to Simi Valley, CA in October of 2001 to live with her granddaughter, Toni Stivers.
She is survived by her loving family, daughters-in-law, Frances Fox Reed Andrews of Newbury Park, CA, Elsie Reed of Kansas City, KS, and Phyllis Reed of Globe, AZ; three grandchildren, Toni Stivers of Simi Valley, CA, Ronald Reed II of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Elizabeth Coombes and husband Neil of Palmdale, CA; three great grandchildren, Daniel Gadbois of Simi Valley, CA, Shawna and Tyler Coombes of Palmdale, CA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward and three sons, Robert, Stuart, and Ronald Reed.
 
 

Julia Ann Furr
Formerly of Pana
 

Julia Ann Furr, 71, of Mt. Zion, Illinois, formerly of Pana, Illinois, passed away at 1:32 PM Friday, July 12, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Mrs. Furr was born July 12, 1931 in Ohlman, Illinois, the Daughter of Theodore and Katherine Barringer Stockdale.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed antiquing, traveling, playing bridge and being with her family.
She married George H. Furr October 5, 1973 and he survives. Also surviving are sons Terry Stein of Bond County, Illinois and Larry Stein and wife Veronica of Normal, Illinois; daughters Diane Hendricks and husband Charles of Decatur and Beverly Schwarm and Husband Russell of Loogootee, Illinois; step-sons John Furr and Nancy of Stockton, California and Richard Furr of Champaign, Illinois; step-daughter Donna Hines and husband Jack of Oregon, Illinois, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother Theodore.
She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM July 16, 2002 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Monday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials can be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

Virginia May Pinkston
Shelbyville
 

Virginia May Pinkston, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away at 11:40 PM Friday, July 12, 2002 in the Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville.
Mrs. Pinkston was born in Christian Co. July 25, 1924 the daughter of Roy and Nellie Gattons Hamilton.
She was a homemaker and formerly was employed at the IPLA Sale Barn.
She married Harold A. Pinkston November 5, 1944 in Pana, IL and he survives. Also surviving are daughters; Nancy Furr and husband John of Stockton, California, Diane Price and husband Jeff of Shelbyville, and Dorothea Reedy of Shelbyville; sister Winona Bruns and husband Don of Pana; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sisters in infancy, daughter Jackie and grandson David.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday July 17, 2002 in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Dr. Paul Pryor will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
 

Gene Navis
Shelbyville
 

Gene L. Navis of Shelbyville, Illinois died at 2:00 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2002 in the Shelby Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Shelby County, Illinois the son of Walter L. and Esther H. Doehring Navis. He was a bricklayer and farmer.
Navis was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Shelbyville and the Bricklayer’s Local Union in Decatur.
He married Ruth I. Agney August 6, 1960 in Strasburg.
Surviving are his wife Ruth; sons Ron Navis and wife Jill of Heyworth and Dale Navis and wife Julie of Shelbyville; brother Roy Navis of Findlay; six grandchildren; four step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Wade Helmkamp officiating. Visitation will be from 12 :00 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 

Donald E. Rakers
Pana
 

Donald E. Rakers, 76, of Pana, Illinois died Monday, July 22, 2002 at 9:05 p.m. in his residence.
He was born August 13, 1925 in Oconee, Illinois the son of Henry and Carrie Werner Rakers, both deceased. Donald was a Transportation Supervisor of Pana School District #8, as a bus driver. He was the Transportation Director for 41 years and then retired in September of 1989. He lived his entire life in Pana and the Oconee area.
Donald was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Past President of Illinois Association of Pupil Transportation and the Past President of the National Association of Pupil Transportation, Pana Elks Lodge as Past Exalted Ruler, Pana Moose Lodge, Pana Sportsman Club, American Legion of Oconee and Am-Vets.
He was in the U.S. Army where he served twice.
He married Barbara Horsthemke in November of 1953, she preceded him in death on May 12, 1988. He then married Betty Schafer on June 9, 1989, and she survives.
Surviving are his wife, Betty in Pana, children Donald H. Rakers and wife Connie of Pana, Illinois and Stephen J. Rakers and fiancé Dena Logan of Pana, Illinois. Stepchildren Judy Sweeny of Pana, Illinois; Janet Cloe and husband Mike of Carterville, Illinois; Chuck Schafer and wife Anna of Pana, Illinois; Nancy Klein and husband Brian of Rosamond, Illinois; John Nohren of Tower Hill, Illinois, husband of Carolyn, who preceded him in death. 21 Grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Brothers Carl and wife Iona Rakers of Oconee, Illinois and Dean and wife Eloise Rakers of Pana, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by one step-grandson.
Memorials can be made to donor's choice.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 25, at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with 5:00 Rosary and 8:00 Elks Rites. Funeral services will be on Friday, July 26, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father Pat Jakel officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana, Illinois.
 

Pauline King
Pana
 

Pauline King, 100, of Pana, Illinois died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 in Dunedin, Florida.
Pauline was born on January 5, 1902 the daughter of William and Esther McDavid Crouch, both deceased.
She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and a 50 year member of the Arcana Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
She married B.C. King on January 4, 1920 and he preceded her in death on October 27, 1977.
She is survived by her daughter Patricia Salle and husband Robert of Pana, Illinois and one grand daughter Polly S. Hammond and husband James of Dunedin, Florida. Also, Six great-grandchildren and one sister Dorothy Cook of Seminole, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to First United Presbyterian Church.
Memorial services are set for Saturday, July 27, 2002 in the First United Presbyterian Church of Pana at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marilyn Rauch officiating.
 

Destanie May Ann Lenover
Pana
 

Destanie May Ann Lenover of Pana, Illinois died on Monday, July 22, 2002 at 6:35 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.
She was born on July 22, 2002, the daughter of Josh and Rebecca Russell Lenover of Pana. Grandparents are Melvin and Cindy Russell, Steve Lenover, and Vicky and Terry Damery.
Great Grandparents are Don and Edith Bilyeu, Buck and Opal Russell, and Don and Fern Lenover.
She is survived by her brothers Gary and Tyler Fore, Jared Lees, and Joshua and Matthew Lenover. Also surviving are sisters Brittney Fore, and Kristen Lenover.
Graveside services are set for Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in Price Cemetery, Oconee with Lila Chaplin officiating.
 

Lester G. Young
Mattoon
 

Lester G. Young, 80, of Mattoon formerly of Windsor and Findlay died at 5:53 a.m. Monday in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Coles, Co. Illinois.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Windsor Cemetery with military rights. Rev. Richard Eident will officiate. No visitation. Arrangements are made by Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor.
He was born on September 2, 1921 in Tuscola the son of Charles and Gertude Daily Young. He was residing and cared for at the Douglas Health Care Center. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor and a veteran of WWII.
He was very fond of farming and maintained an occupation in the agricultural industry throughout his years.
Surviving are one sister Mary Dedman of Mattoon; six nieces and nephews; nine great nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Opal Seelow and one niece Mary Francis Seelow. Memorials may be made in honor of an education fund for Lester's little friend and great nephew Kaden Rhea Dedman. 
 

Elva V. Fesser
Pana
 

Elva V. Fesser, 96, of Pana, formerly of Taylorville, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 12:35 p.m. in Heritage Manor in Pana, Illinois.
Elva was born on December 28, 1905 in South Fork Township, Christian County, Illinois the daughter of Henry and Caroline Neu Fesser, both deceased.
She was retired from the Sangamon Paper Company where she had worked for 25 years, she also worked in the ammunitions plant in Illiopolis.
She lived her entire life in Pana, Taylorville, and rural Kincaid areas.
She is survived by Nieces Nina Elvers and husband Stanley of Pana, Illinois and Janet Gundrum and husband Neal of Muscatine, Iowa. Nephew: Dwight Fesser of Taylorville, Illinois. Sister in Law: Marjorie Fesser of Taylorville, Illinois. Great Nephews: Gary Elvers and Dale Elvers, both of Pana, Illinois. Great Niece: Susan Busby and husband Matthew of Dixon, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by four brothers: Willie Fesser, Roy Fesser, Harold Fesser, and Merle Fesser; two sisters: Louisa Fesser and Leta Fesser.
Memorials can be made to the Carnegie-Schuyler Library Building Fund or Donor's choice.
Graveside services will be Friday, July 26, 2002 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey T. Moore, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Pana officiating. Arrangements by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana.
 

James S. Langan
Minonk
 

James S. (Big Jim) Langan, 71 of Rural Minonk passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, following a brief illness.
Funeral services for Mr. Langan were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2002 at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Rural Flanagan. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday At Folkers-Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk and for one hour before the services Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made in Big Jim's name to Ducks Unlimited or the Scholarship Fund for Higher Education for the youth of St. Petri's Church.
Mr. Langan was born June 20, 1931 in Quincy, the son of Elmer and Myrtle Schralla Langan. He married Meredith More on June 25, 1960 in Villa Park. Surviving is his beloved wife of 42 years, "Merri," one son, Michael (wife Nora) Langan of Lakewood, two daughters, Leslie (husband Bob Gluck) Langan-Gluck of Adell, WI and Paula (husband Scott) Ator of Morris and the lights of his life, his seven grandchildren, Clint, Lauren, Madeline, Emily, Katy, Cody and Kary. Also surviving is one brother, Tom Langan of Carthage, two sisters, Marilyn Pullman of Fort Pierce, FL and Helen Langan of Quincy and many nieces, nephews and friends.
His parents, a step-father, Roy Hussong and a brother, Bob Langan, preceded Big Jim in death.
He attended Quincy High School and Carthage College. He received his Master of Education Administration from the University of Missouri. He began his teaching career in Villa Park where he met and married his wife. His career as a school administrator took him to Nauvoo, Sheldon, Chatsworth and Streator Woodland. He retired from Education Administration in 1989. Shortly after he began his second career with Ideal Environmental Engineering, Inc., Bloomington.
An avid outdoorsman, he belonged to Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the National Rifle Association.
Big Jim was an active member of St. Petri Lutheran Church, Rural Flanagan and Chatsworth Masonic Lodge #539, a member of IASA and Illinois ASBO, a member of Carthage College Alumni Association and Carthage College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a past member of Long Point Lions Club and Streator Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.

Mary E. Miltenberger
Shelbyville Formerly Neoga
 

Mary E. Miltenberger, 61, of Shelbyville, formerly of Neoga and Lexington, Tenn. died at 12:35 a.m. Thursday at her residence in Shelbyville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga with burial in Neoga Memorial Cemetery. 
She was born June 4, 1941 in Shelby County, the daughter of Loyd W. and Lillie Mae (Hill) Ballinger.
She was a retired seamstress, formerly employed by the Kern Manufacturing Company of Neoga, and Crawford Company of Mattoon. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Shelbyville.
Survivors include sons Jim Miltenberger and wife Connie of Lexington, Tenn.; Larry Miltenberger and wife Debbie of Gays; Eric Miltenberger and wife Teri of Toledo, IL. Daughters Janet Moeller of Shelbyville, Brenda Manley of Shelbyville and Carol Traxmandl of Shelbyville. Also, one brother, Gilbert Ballinger and wife Judy of Blue Goose, TN and twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to the Kidney Transplant Fund, 901 North First Street. Springfield, IL 62781


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