Miscellaneous Shelby Co., Illinois Obituaries


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Guyula Jones 
Formerly of Shelbyville

Guyula (Cutler) Kimmel Jones, 76, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Shelbyville died at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2002 in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary in Mt. Vernon.
Guyula was born on July 26, 1926 in Lakewood, the daughter of Guy Jasper and Nita Leach Cutler. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Mt. Vernon and the Shelbyville VFW Auxiliary. She married Kenneth Raymond Kimmel on Sept. 25, 1943 and he died on October 12, 1968. She married Lee Jones on July 1, 1971 and he died on October 20, 1990.
Surviving are her sons, Darrell Kimmel and wife Irma of Ewing and Terry Kimmel and wife Mary of Pana; daughters, Pam Gibson and husband Don of Mt. Vernon and Sandra Marquis and husband Barry of Fredericktown, MO; step-sons Larry Jones and wife Veta of Wayne City; Bill Jones and wife Carolyn of Mt. Vernon, and Bob Jones and wife Lynn of Whittington; step-daughter, Sharon Dickey and husband Ron of Casa Grande, AZ; brother Clayson Cutler and wife Marie of Shelbyville; sisters Marie Cutler of Findlay, Imogene Barger, Pauline Phelps, Wilna Moore and husband Lester, Beverly Kingston and Shirley Everett and husband Jim, all of Shelbyville, Melba Mathias and husband William J. of West Virginia; and Patsy Trelz of Sparta, TN; sister-in-law, Bernice Cutler of Shelbyville; 14 grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands; step-son, Donald Jones; brother, Bunny Cutler; sister Waynoka Hott; grandchild, Guy Kenny Kimmel; and step-grandchild Jamie Jones. 

Harvey Boyster

Harvey Boyster, 66, of Pana died Sunday, September 8, 2002 at 2:58 p.m. at Pana Community Hospital.
Funeral services are Wednesday, September 11 at 11 a.m. at the McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana with Pastor Philip Neumann of Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville officiating. Burial with graveside military rites by Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431 in Mound Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Pana Community Hospital Foundation for Hospice.
Mr. Boyster was born February 15, 1936 in Potosi, Missouri, the son of Lytle and Julia Williams Boyster. He was retired from self -employment as a carpenter. He came to Pana from Sparta 31 years ago.
He loved to fish and hunt and was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431 and the Pana Sportsman Club.
He married Carolyn J. Koontz on August 2, 1957 in Pana and she died on January 2, 1996.
He is survived by his children; Deborah Bearup and husband Donald and Melinda Hendricks and husband Michael, all of Pana. Also, grandchildren Chad Bearup and wife Kelly, Sarah Bearup, Jodi Bearup, Matthew, Mitchell and Mason Hendricks; and great-grandchildren Kyra, Austin, Savannah and Kyleigh. Also his companion, Julia Lebon of Pana.
He is also survived by his brothers, Jack Boyster of Paducah, KY; Frank Boyster of Fredricktown, MO; Herbie Boyster of Sparta, IL; and Allan Boyster of Oreana IL; and sisters, Wilma Presswood of Huston, IL; and Bessie Rickert of Waldorf, MD. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Daniel and Walter Boyster and sisters Dorothy Kempfer and Felma Mulholland. 

Melvin W. Mathias

Melvin W. Mathias, 91, of Assumption died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2002 in Sheryl's Place, Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday,. Burial will be in Macon Cemetery, Macon. Memorials may be given to the Assumption Christian Church or Fairhaven Christian Home, Decatur.
Mr. Mathias was born on December 16, 1910 in Macon County, the son of Hugh and Jesse Nichol Mathias. He was a graduate of Mt. Zion High School. He was a retired farmer and owned and operated the Mathias Sewing Machine Shop in Assumption where he was an authorized Singer dealer and serviceman. He was a member of the Assumption Christian Church, Assumption Co-op and Shelby County Farm Bureau. He married Rita Julius on March 10, 1933.
Surviving are his wife, Rita; daughters, Margaret Neely of Brownsburg, IN and Janet Mount and husband J.D. of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren and (13 great-grandchildren), Tony Neely and wife Jackie of Alabama (Patrick and Lauren Neely and Nathan), Greg Neely and wife Karen of Indianapolis, IN (Bradley Neely, Nick and Astin Williams), John Knearem of Shelbyville (Brooke Knearem of West Virginia and Jessie Knearem), Jim Knearem and wife Kathy of Shelbyville (Brock, Blake and Katherine Knearem), Julie Kneller and husband Mike of Shelbyville (Ryan and Brett Kneller), Jerry Knearem of Shelbyville and Jodie Knearem and friend Larry of Shelbyville; and three step-grandchildren and (eight step-greatgrandchildren) Jess Mount and wife Tracy of Indianapolis, IN (Justin and Devin Mount) Marlow Stephens and husband Rodney of Shelbyville (Randy, Roger, Marissa, Reece and Rance Stephens) and Robert Mount of Shelbyville (Nathan Mount).
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Helen Julia Arnold

Helen Julia Arnold, 79, of Shumway, IL, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2002 in Effingham Health and Rehabilitation Center, Effingham, IL.
Mrs. Arnold was born November 24, 1922 in Shenandoah, PA, the daughter of Frank and Julia Armulaskas Pangonis. 
She was a homemaker and member of the Catholic Church.
She married Everett (Short) Arnold May 29, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA and he survives. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law Candace Arnold of Shumway, IL ; grandchildren Christy Arnold, Jeffrey Arnold and Pamela Rowlee; great-grandchildren Alex Arnold and Skylar Arnold; sister Elizabeth Bender of Philadelphia, PA.
She was preceded in death by son Robert Arnold in 1983, infant son at birth and her parents.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2002 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Beecher City. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Beecher City Cemetery. Memorials, Donor's Choice.

Daniel G. Christman
Tower Hill

Daniel G. Christman, 83, of rural Tower Hill died at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2002 in the Shelby Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Tower Hill Christian Church in Tower Hill, preceded by a visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Derrick Ritchie will officiate. Burial will be in the Tower Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
He was born May 15, 1919 in Pickaway Township in Shelby County, the son of Frederick and Nora Garvin Christman. He married Nora Mae Goostree on March 24, 1940 in Bardwell, KY. She preceded him in death on December 17, 1989.
Survivors include two sisters Helen Goelhoed of Hudsonville, Michigan and Virginia Perry of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Carmen L. Mizeur and husband Fritz of Pana and three sons: Daniel L. and wife Jeanne of Tower Hill, Earl D. and wife Sharon of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Meredith L. of Mattoon and their respective families which include 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, and 4 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Mr. Christman was a member and former elder of the Tower Hill Christian Church, a former member of the Board of Education of Tower Hill Schools and a former member of the Civil Air Patrol. He worked in the Experimental Development Department of Bell Aircraft during W.W.II and retired after 30 years in Local 956 of the International Union of Operating Engineers as a lifetime member. 
He was an avid reader and enjoyed woodworking and story telling. 
Memorials may be made to the Tower Hill Christian Church and to Shelby Memorial Hospital.

Aubrey M. Strohl
Shelbyville, Illinois

Aubrey M. "Yogi" Strohl, 83, of Shelbyville, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2002 in his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Rev. Lynette DeAtley officiating. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard. Memorials may b e given to the Shelbyville Booster Foundation.
Mr. Strohl was born on May 1, 1919 in Clarksburg, Illinois, the son of Ervin R. and Grace Summers Strohl. He was a 1937 graduate of Shelbyville High School and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. His employments include FS in Westervelt where he drove a feed and bulk truck, Coast-to-Coast store in Shelbyville and Caterpillar, Inc. in Decatur, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Westervelt. He married Blanche V. Barkhurst on November 4, 1945.
Surviving are his wife, Blanche; son, James M. Strohl of Shelbyville; daughters, Shirley Canaday and husband Paul of Mt. Zion, Ruby Reid and husband Richard of Shelbyville and Audrey Rothrock and husband Greg of Shelbyville; and four grandsons, Jade Reid, Justin Strohl, Brian Canaday and Colby Rothrock. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Billy R. Strohl in 1970.

William "Leonard" Douthit

William Leonard Douthit, 92, of Shelbyville, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2002 in Shelbyville Manor.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with Rev. Dan Eloe officiating and military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard. Visitation one half hour before services in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Mr. Douthit was born on May 16, 1910 in Shelby County, the son of J. Elmer and Theoda Pearl Walden Douthit. He was a retired lineman for the Shelby Electric Co-op and a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He married Oleva M. LaCost on October 26, 1935. She died on April 30, 2002.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Corley of Shelbyville; nephew Gene Corley and niece Donice Douthit Payne.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife Oleva; brother, Earl Walden Douthit; nephew Donald Douthit; and nieces Roberta Corley Daughtery and Joanne Douthit Speciale.

Paul J. Keller
Neoga, Illinois

Paul J. Keller, 79, of Neoga died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2002, in Heartland Christian Village, Neoga, Illinois.
The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Monday September 16, 2002, at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga, preceded by a visitation one hour before the services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Darrell Latch, of Tuscola, IL will officiate. Burial will be Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson, IL.
He was born March 27, 1923 in Shumway, Illinois, the son of Issac and Alletha (Bales) Keller. He married Marjorie M. Hatten on March 31, 1945, in Neoga, IL. She survives him.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie M. Keller of Neoga; one son Larry Keller of Neoga, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Bridges of Mattoon, IL.
He was preceded in death by : one son, Jerry Keller; one brother and 5 sisters.
Mr. Keller attended the United Pentecostal Church, Neoga, IL. He was retired from the Quinn Broomcorn Works in Greenup, IL, and he also worked for the Mayhall Leather Company for several years.
Memorials may made to Heartland Christian Village, Auxiliary Fund, Neoga, IL.

Albert Richard Morrell
Moweaqua, Illinois

Albert Richard Morrell, 77, of Moweaqua died at 2:22 a.m. Sunday, September 15, 2002, in St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Services will be 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday with Rev. Betty Mahaffey officiating in Seitz Funeral Home in Moweaqua, with visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Moweaqua, with full Military Honors by Moweaqua American Legion Post 370.
Mr. Morrell was born in Langleyville, Illinois on September 21, 1924, a son of Marcel and Louisa (Hudson) Morrell Sr. He married Gladys Linn in Taylorville, IL on July 13, 1946. She survives him.
Survivors include his wife, Sons: Ron and wife Martha of Decatur; Gary and wife Linda of Moweaqua, Jeffery and wife Angie of Fountain , Colo.; Daughters: Diane and husband Daniel Harding of Decatur, Brenda and husband Bill Adams of Moweaqua; 16 Grandchildren; 12 great Grandchildren; Sister: Louisa Kemper and Marcella and husband Robert Dorsey Sr. both of Moweaqua.
He was preceded in death by Parents, Brothers: Marcel Jr.; Oliver; George and August.
Mr. Morrell was a member of Am Vets Post #44 of Pana, and he was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He retired in 1986 from A. W. Cash Valve in Decatur. He was a Army Air Corp. Veteran during WW II.
Memorials may be made to Moweaqua Ambulance Service.

James R. "Jim" Rever
Pana, IL

James R. "Jim" Rever, 34, of Pana, Illinois died Saturday, September 14, at 7:40 p.m. in a Motor Vehicle Accident, Shelby Co., IL.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 18, at 10:00 a.m. at Kennedy & Sons Funeral Home, with Fr. Don Roberts, & Fr. Robert Spriggs, officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 17 at Kennedy & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Marys' Cemetery, Assumption, Illinois.
Mr. James R. "Jim" Rever was born Friday, November 24, 1967, in Taylorville, Illinois, the child of George R. and Norma J (nee Shafer) Rever. He married Schales L. Atkinson July 15, 1995, in Springfield, IL. She survives him.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Schales Rever of Pana, IL; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George and Norma Rever of Assumpton, IL; his grandmother, Mrs. (Flossie) Schafer of Pana; one son: George Luke Rever at home, and one daughter: Anna Lee Rever at home. One sister: Dee Kirby of Springfield, IL; and three neices: Carrie Althoff of home, Rachel Althoff of home and Larren Althoff of home.
Mr. Rever was a member of St. Patricks' Church. He was a 1986 graduate of Taylorville High School, and farmed in the Pana area.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart School.

Norbert F. Koontz

Norbert F. Koontz, 68, of Shelbyville died at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2002 in his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville with Rev. David McHenry officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Shelby County Humane Society. Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Koontz was born on March 12, 1934 in Pana, the son of Alfred, Sr. and Ethyl Florence Patterson Koontz. He was a graduate of Pana High School and a U. S. Army Veteran. He was retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Mt. Zion. He married Janice A. Posteher on February 14, 1959.
Surviving are his wife Janice; daughter Lori Holthaus and husband Steve of Shelbyville; brothers Lewis "Cue ball" Koontz of Pana and William "Peanuts" Koontz of Wisconsin; and two very special angels, Quintin and Crystal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Alfred "Drag" Koontz, Jr. and LaVerne "Squeak" Koontz; and five sisters, Thelma, Beulah, Isabelle, Glenda and Doris.

Francis E. "Bill" Miller
Pana Formerly of Taylorville

Francis Elwood "Bill" Miller, 83, of Pana, formerly of Taylorville died Monday, September 16, 2002 at 7:25 a.m. at his residence.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 20, 2002 in Pana First Church of the Nazarene at 11 a.m. with Rev. Allen Ebbler officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana, with graveside military rites by Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pana First Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Memorials may be made to Pana First Church of the Nazarene or Pana Community Hospital Foundation for Hospice.
Mr. Miller was born October 12, 1918 in Sharpsburg, the son of Arthur Clark and Ruby Ethel Walker Miller. He was a graduate of Taylorville High School and a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. He was retired from Peabody Coal Company #10 Mine. He liked to play his guitar and sing as well as fishing and hunting. He lived in Sharpsburg and the Taylorville area until moving to Pana in 1969.
He was a member of Pana First Church of the Nazarene, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4431, Pana and the United Mine Workers of America #9819.
He married Betty Jo Morrison Burrus on July 5, 1980 in Taylorville.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Miller of Pana; children, Steve Miller of Las Vegas, NV; Kay Stephens and husband John of Taylorville; Tami Hubbard of Decatur; Terry Michael and wife Pam of Gardena, CA; Jim Michael and wife Judy of Pana; Rick Michael and wife Diane of Pana and Robin Burrus and wife Tina of Pana. Also, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; brother Robert Miller of Little Rock, Arkansas and sister Louise Hooper of Taylorville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

Kenneth Garland Strohl 
Downs, IL

Kenneth Garland Strohl, 56, of 8030 Elm Ave. Downs, IL, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday ­ September 17, 2002 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL. 
His funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Downs United Methodist Church, Downs, IL the Rev. Curt Rush officiating. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery, Downs, IL. Visitation will be 4 ­ 8 p.m. Thursday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center Foundation, 407 E. Vernon Ave. Normal, IL 67161. 
Mr. Strohl was born March 13, 1946 at Mattoon, IL the son of Garland and Daris Hopper Strohl. He married Vickie L. Hausmann on December 31, 1965 at Champaign, IL. She survives. 
Also surviving are his parents, Garland and Daris Strohl, Clinton, IL, two sons, Scott (Lisa) Strohl, Chenoa, IL and Brian (Sambath) Strohl, Beaverton, OR, two sisters, Janet (Wayne) Webb, Clinton, IL and Darla (Tom) Kissel, Lincoln, IL, his grandchildren, Samantha Nebergall, Colton Strohl and Logan Strohl, a niece Megan Kissel and a nephew T.J. Kissel and His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Shirley Hausmann, Tuscola, IL. 
Mr. Strohl attended the Downs United Methodist Church. He attended Tuscola High School and was a graduate of Eastern Illinois University at Charleston in 1970. 
He was employed with State Farm Insurance Co. at Bloomington for the past 32 years. 
He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching sports and was an avid collector. Ken was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will truly be missed by his family and friends. 

Jerry Alan Brownback

Jerry Alan Brownback, 46, of Assumption, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption, with Dick Wamsley, minister, officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery in rural Assumption. Memorials may be made to the Assumption Ambulance Service or the Assumptionfest.
Jerry was born in Pana on January 11, 1956, a son of Wayne and Emma Rose Kraus Brownback.
He was Coordinator of Receiving for Grain Systems, Inc., a member of the Taylorville Christian Church and past President of Assumptionfest. He also coached Little League Baseball, soccer and basketball in Assumption.
He married Robin Blades in Assumption on January 29, 1982.
Surviving are his wife, son David of Assumption, daughter Haley Rose Brownback at home, brothers, John of Chatham, Jim of Assumption, David and wife Judy of Neoga, Donnie and wife Carol of Nokomis, Michael of Pana and Steven of Assumption. Sister, Karen and husband Kenny Ohl of Assumption. Also 32 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Cheryl K. Jacobs

Cheryl K. Jacobs 43 of Findlay died at 11:00 a.m. Saturday (August 31, 2002) in Shelby County.
Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday September 28, 2002 at the Lockart & Sons Funeral Home in Findlay. Cheryl's request had always been to be cremated. Cheryl K. Jacobs was born March 19, 1959 in St Joseph, MO., the daughter of Leo F. MacRander and Elizabeth Combly MacRander. She was employed at Hardees in Shelbyville, IL.
Surviving are her husband of ten years, Steven M. Jacobs; son, Tim Snow of Findlay, IL; daughter, Debra Snow Lake and husband, William and granddaughter, Elizabeth of Nilwood, IL; her father, Leo F. MacRander of St. Joseph, MO. step-grandchildren, Lisa, Kayla, and Sarah Lake. She was also survived by numerous other family members and friends.
Her mother preceded her in death.
A special thank you to St. John's Hospital, the Findlay Fire and Rescue team and all those that helped our family through this difficult time.

Sarah G. Barlow

Sarah G. Barlow, 84, of Pana, passed away Friday, September 20, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in her residence.
Funeral services were Monday, September 23, 2002 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth E. Barlow officiating. Visitation was 1:00 p.m. until service time. Burial was in Oconee Mound Cemetery, Oconee. Memorials may be made to Pana Community Hospital Foundation or American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Barlow was born September 26, 1917 in Tiff, MO., the daughter of Jerome and Grace Bates Boyer. She married John T. Barlow in October 1936 in Tiff, MO. They came to the Pana area in 1936. Mrs. Barlow was a homemaker that loved flowers, sewing and reading.
Survivors are her husband, John T. of Pana; son, John F. Barlow of Pontiac; seven grandchildren, John, Tina, Mitchell, Timothy, Troy, Trina and Steve; 13 great grandchildren; three sisters, Sophia Valley of Sullivan, MO, Stella Pashea of Tiff, MO, and Beatrice Gross of Sacramento, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Alice Bland in 1990; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Kathryn Zalman

On Friday September 20, 2002 at 11:25 AM the heavens rejoiced to receive the soul of Kathryn R. Zalman.
She was born Kathryn Friese in Stewardson, IL on October 31, 1911 the daughter of August and Minnie Schultz Friese. Her earthly pilgrimage being 90 years and 11 months.
In 1933 she married Walter Zalman to whom she was a devoted wife until his death in 1981.
Their home was blessed with seven children: Fleta Robinson, Karl Zalman and wife Sue, Loretta Painter and husband Larry all of Stewardson, James Zalman, Dianne Doty and husband Mike of Strasburg, IL, Carol Cameron and husband Larry of Warsaw, IL, and Juanita Gray and husband Larry of Bandera, Tx; one sister Martha Woods of Bay City, MI; sister-in-law Lucille Friese of Chicago, IL; 24 grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren.
Grandma Zalman remained active making noodles and helping in her daughter's restaurant until she became ill three months ago. She was an amazing lady. As a true Christian she was always prepared and has the assurance of a place in heaven with her lord.
Her Christian burial will be conducted by Pastor Robert Davis at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson on Monday September 23, 2002 at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the church. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson. Because of her great love for God, her earthly church and Christian education, memorials can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Church School. Arrangements are by Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.

Jaunita Lee Kerr

Jaunita Lee Kerr, age 69 of Pana passed away Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 7:10 p.m. in St. Vincent's Hospital, Taylorville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana, with Rev. Larry Myers and Rev. Ralph Crowell officiating. Visitation will be 12 noon until time of service. Burial will be in Oconee Mound Cemetery, Oconee. The family suggests memorials to Pana Free Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kerr was born January 31, 1933 in Portage, WI, the daughter of John J. and Katherine Koch Castle. She was a graduate of Pana High School, coming to Pana in 1941. She married Lewis "Pete" Kerr on September 18, 1955 in Pana Free Methodist Church. She retired from People's Bank & Trust in Pana, after 25 years where she was Assistant Cashier and Trust Officer. She was a member of Pana Free Methodist Church, and Business and Professional Women of Pana.
Mrs. Kerr is survived by her son, Lewis B. Kerr II of Pana; brothers, Herbert Castle of Pana and John A. Castle of Pana; sisters, Kathy Beyers of Pana and Diane Dooley of Vandalia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis B. Kerr, on February 1, 2000; brother, David Bruce Castle on January 14, 1987; and her parents.

Ruby Moore

Ruby Moore, age 87 of Ramsey, passed away Friday, September 20, 2002 at 2:13 a.m. in Pana Community Hospital.
Graveside services were Sunday, September 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in Ramsey Cemetery with Rev. Janice M. Devor officiating. Arrangements were by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Ramsey United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Moore was born February 1, 1915 in Ramsey, the daughter of William and Leota McDaniel Lindhorst. She lived in the Danville, Bismark area before coming back to Ramsey in 1967. She married Melvin A. Moore on February 14, 1940 in Covington IN. She was a homemaker and artist, painting in oils. She was a member of Ramsey United Methodist Church.
Survivors are her children, Doris Jean Hoffman and husband Ed of New York, NY; James A. Moore and wife Jan of Paducah, KY; and Paul David Moore of Ramsey; granddaughters, Brenda and Jessica, grandson Jamie; great granddaughter Mandy; brother Gerald Keopke of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; and 2 brothers, Mickie and Ellis Lindhorst.

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