David Dale McDaniel of Bradenton, Fla., a former
Sidell resident, passed away Jan. 21, 2005 at Tampa General
Hospital, Tampa, Fla.
Mr. McDaniel was born June 15, 1929, a son of R.C. and
Anna McDaniel. He attended Sidell schools.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Jean (Meryl) Carmean
of Bathalto, Ill. and two sons, David Allen (Bobbi) and
Randy Joe (Cindy) of Danville; a brother, Charles (Roxy)
McDaniel of Bradenton, Fla.; eight grandchildren and seven
A memorial service was planned for Jan. 25 at the Pentecostals
of Bradenton church. His ashes will be buried in Fairview
Cemetery, Sidell at a later date. Manasota Memorial Park
was in charge of arrangements.
PAUL RICHTER, JR.
Bernard Paul Richter, Jr., 65, of Boulder City, Nevada,
formerly of Fairmount died Jan. 17, 2005 at his home.
Mr. Richter was the son of Huck and Lovica Richter who
ran Huck’s Cafe in Fairmount in the 1940’s.
Their family left Fairmount in 1952 to live in Boulder
City. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Richter’s
sister, Patty Martin, survives.
Paul loved and raced motorcycles.
A visitation and cremation was held. Arrangements were
by Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas.
Condolences can be sent to Patty Martin at 2564 Golden
Bay, Henderson, Nevada 89052.
Marjorie Eloise (Plotner) Hogan of Sidell died Wednesday
(Jan. 19, 2005) at 11:24 a.m at Canterbury Ridge, Urbana.
Mabel Lucas Osborn, 90, of
Sidell passed away at 6:35 a.m. Monday (Jan. 10, 2005)
at Boxwood Health Care in Newman.
Mabel was born April 3, 1914 in Westville,
to Ferdinand D. and Polly Mae Hall Sigmon. She married
Frank C. Lucas in Allerton on March 24, 1933. He preceded
her in death Aug. 14, 1964. She later married Norman S.
Osborn on Nov. 22, 1967 in Sidell. Norman passed away
Sept. 30, 2003.
Survivors include five daughters, Judy
Toppe of Sidell, Mary Alice (David) Roberts of Hampshire,
Becky (Jerry) Hettinger of Sidell, Libby (Greg) Huchel
of Sidell and Mandy (Larry) Clore of Indianola; one son,
Frank (Judy) Lucas of Sidell; 16 grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren. Mabel was also preceded by three
sisters, three brothers and one son-in-law, Bill Toppe.
She was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Sidell where she taught the Beginners Sunday
School Class and also sang in the church choir. Mabel
enjoyed children and was a babysitter in Sidell for many
years. She and Norman operated a foster home as
well. She was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for the
Lions club and church functions. There was always room
at her table.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. today
(Thursday) at Sidell First Baptist Church with Rev. Larry
Moreau officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery,
Indianola. Memorials may be made in Mabel's memory to
the Cunningham Children's Home, Sidell First Baptist
Church or the donor's choice.
Robison Chapel in Catlin handled arrangements.
Ruby Rosnett, 83, of Fairmount, passed
away at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2005) at Vermilion
Manor Nursing Home.
She was born July 8, 1921, in Vermilion
County, the daughter of Arthur and Lida Ellen Osborn.
Ruby married Kenneth (Andy) Rosnett on May 27, 2940, in
Danville. He died April 19, 2002. Ruby is survived by
one daughter, Cheryl (Jack) Campbell of Danville; four
grandchildren, Mary Kilgore of Cayuga and Ginger (Glenn)
Bowling, Jason Hillard and Scott Tahon, all of Danville;
a grand-son-in-law, Rob Spears of Cayuga, Ind.; six great-grandchildren;
and one sister, Lola Phillips of Tilton. She was preceded
in death by her parents, husband, one son, Kenneth (Peany)
Rosnett, daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Steve Sidener,
and a granddaughter, Sherly Spears, and three sisters
and two brothers.
Ruby retired from General Electric after
25 years. She was a member of the Vermilion Heights Methodist
Church in Danville. She was also a member of the GE Retirees
Club and the Illinois Bowling Association. In Ruby's younger
days she sang on the radio in Chicago. She was well known
for her yodeling and had also sung with one of the engineers
from "Petticoat Junction."
Ruby enjoyed being with her family,
bowling, playing Bingo and going to Cahill's restaurant
Services were held at Carrington Funeral
Home, Fairmount with Rev. Pamela Starr officiating. Burial
was in Davis Cemetery, Fairmount.
Memorials may be made to the American
Cancer Society or donor's choice.
Cletus C. Wax, 88, of Mattoon, formerly
of Sidell, passed away Jan. 12, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at Mattoon
Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash
Ave., Mattoon with Rev. Ron Dickinson officiating. Visitation
will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment
will be in Fairview Cemetery in rural Sidell.
Mr. Wax was born Jan. 13, 1916 in Allerton,
the son of Hubert and Charlotte Spitzmesser Wax. He married
Hilma Louise Timmons Aug. 9, 1941 in Sidell.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years;
two daughters, Sandra (Sonny) Gourley of Shelbyville and
Norma (Terry) Hoag of Troy, Ohio; three granddaughters,
Robyn (Mike) Wolters of Dallas, Texas, Kara Jo (Jeff)
Johnston of Decatur, Paula Jean (Andy) Pelligrino of Pittsburgh,
PA; two grandsons, Thad (Suzette) Gourley of Roscoe and
Christopher (Meredith) Hoag of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters,
Ilene Wax of Catlin, Edna Miller of Georgetown and Wilmetta
Feezor of Indianola. He leaves 14 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wax was preceded in death by his
parents, a brother, Wayne Wax; and two sisters, Vada Alcorn
and Lorraine Miller.
Cletus was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Mattoon. He farmed in the Indianola
area 51 years and was a member of the American Legion.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country
as a medic on the hospital ship, "The Wisteria,"
for 3-1/2 years and he crossed the Atlantic Ocean 22 times
during the European Theatre of War.
When he was younger, Cletus was an avid
golfer, woodworker and fisherman. As he grew older, checkers
became one of his pastimes. He was almost unbeatable,
but everyone enjoyed playing with him. He always had a
funny story to tell. He loved his family and friends.
They will always remember him for his sense of humor.
Memorials may be made to the First United
Methodist Church of Mattoon or the American Cancer Society.
Viola G. Catlett, 90, of Fairmount,
passed away at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 16, 2004 at Carle Hospital
Mrs. Catlett was born June 14, 1914
in Nashville, Ind. to Reed and Millie King Fitzsimmons.
She married Keith Catlett May 21, 1935. He passed away
Nov. 3, 1970.
Survivors include a son, Gary (Susan)
Catlett of Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Karen Kepling
of Fairmount; five grandchildren, Jon Kepling, Jackie
Carey, Kala Jo Weller, Kim Taylor and Teyet Kepling; eight
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She
was preceded in death by three stepbrothers, one half
brother and her dear friend, Eugene "Red" Hanner.
Mrs. Catlett was a 65-year member of
the First Baptist Church of Fairmount. She served
as church organist for more than 35 years. She enjoyed
attending Greer's Gospel sings in Fairmount and painting
Funeral services were Dec. 20 at the
First Baptist Church in Fairmount with Rev. Mike Roberts
officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, west of Fairmount.
Funeral visitation was held at Robison Chapel in Catlin.
Memorials in Viola's memory may be made
to the First Baptist church of Fairmount, c/o of Robison
I'm very tired now and need to rest.
I want to thank all of my friends that prayed for me and
helped me through the trauma of my leg amputation. I will
meet all of you at the GRAND REUNION with JESUS. God bless
all of you.
Joseph M. Young, 87 of Vermilion County
Nursing Home, formerly of Sidell and longtime area farmer,
passed away at 3 p.m. Jan. 3, 2005 in the emergency room
at USMC Logan Campus.
Mr. Young was born July 4, 1917 in Vermilion
County, Ill. a son of Frank and Cecil Jenkins Young. He
married Evelyn Staley on March 3, 1946. Evelyn passed
away in 1978.
Mr. Young is survived by two sons: Craig
(Donna) Young and Jeff Young, all of Sidell, a daughter;
Becky (Russ) Puzey of Fairmount; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son,
Mark, four brothers, one sister and one grandson.
Mr. Young was a 32 Degree Mason and
school bus driver for Jamaica School district. He
enjoyed tractor pulls, Bingo and visiting with friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday
at Sidell United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Moreau
and Joe Eakle officiated. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery,
Memorials may be made to the donors
choice in his memory.
Benjamin Byron Baird, of Farmington,
Mo., passed away Jan. 29, 2005, at Southbrook Skilled
Nursing Center, at the age of 75 years.
He was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Indianola,
the son of the late Vern and Delora (Prunkard) Baird.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy and
a sister, Omalee Baird.
Mr. Baird served his country proudly
and retired from the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1946 and
served his country in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He
was a member of the Farmington AMVETS Post 113.
He is survived by three sons, Ronny
Baird (Kathy) and Michael Baird, all of Sparta, Wis.,
and Samuel Baird (Lisa) of Herculaneum, Mo.; two daughters,
Dianna Lynn (Pete) Steinhoff of Sparta, Wis., and Kelly
(Terry) Goodson of Bismarck; two sisters, Lena Shepherd
of the State of Indiana and Chloe Richards of Georgetown,
Ill.; a brother, Glenn Baird (Sonya) of Ridge Farm; 11
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Burial with military honors were Feb.
3 at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. Memorials may be directed
to the Farmington AMVETS Post 113. Arrangements were under
the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington.
RUSSELL L. MEECE
Russell L. Meece, 84, of Roodhouse,
Ill. died early Monday, February 7, 2005 at Modern Care
Convalescent Center in Jacksonville.
He was born September 7, 1920 in Sidell,
the son of Arthur Bethel and Winifred Lea Klefman Meece.
He married June Gooch Nov. 19, 1941 in Urbana, and she
preceded him in death September 8, 2001. He married Betsy
Burrus November 26, 2003 in White Hall and she survives
He is also survived by one son,
Larry R. (Cindy) Meece of Jacksonville; one daughter,
Melissa Jean (Randy) Wilson of Canton; four grandchildren,
Aaron Wilson, Sierra Wilson, Erika (Jeff) DeGroot and
Logan Meece; and two great grandchildren, Haley and Cara
June DeGroot. He was preceded in death by one sister,
Mr. Meece and his family moved to Roodhouse
in 1967 where he became President and CEO of the Roodhouse
National Bank (now First Bank). Before his move to Roodhouse
he had worked at Community Bank in Mahomet and Fowler
State Bank in Rantoul.
After his move Mr. Meece was very active
in the community. He was a member of the Roodhouse United
Methodist Church. He was on the original Roodhouse Park
Board during the purchase of the Rez property and implementation
of the Park system; original board member and later chairman
of the Roodhouse Fire Protection District, member of the
Greene County Economic Development Committee for 10 plus
years; on the committee to persuade Bunn-O-Matic to locate
Whitehouse Manufacturing in White Hall; on the committee
to persuade the state to build the 3boot camp2 between
Roodhouse and White Hall; on the Roodhouse Library board;
member of the Fernwood Cemetery Board in Roodhouse; member
of the Roodhouse Rotary Club; Explorer Scout leader, had
the Order of the Arrow and won the Silver Beaver Award;
voted Roodhouse citizen of the year in 1988 and 2002;
was Parade Marshall in 2004 for the Greene County Days
Mr. Meece retired from banking in 1983
but continued to be active in his community. Mr. Meece
was an avid gardener and reader. He spent his retirement
years raising blueberries, bees and gardening. He was
an avid Illini fan. Mr. Meece enjoyed being with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Mackey Daws Funeral Home
in Roodhouse. Visitation was Wednesday at the funeral
home. Burial will be at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse.
Memorials are suggested to the Roodhouse Methodist Church
or Roodhouse Library. Condolences may be left online at
Victor Keith Kizer, 83, of Maroa died at 9:10
a.m. Thursday (Jan. 27, 2005) at ManorCare Health Services
Mr. Kizer was born April 9, 1921 in Fairmount, a son of
Clarence and Alta Craig Kizer. He married Betty Ann Hendrix
on May 19, 1957 in Clinton. She survives.
Survivors also include three sons, Randall Kizer of Jacksonville,
Fla., Kevin Kizer of Chicago and Kenneth Kizer of Dubuque,
Iowa; a daughter, Pamela LeConte of White Heath; a brother,
Donald Kizer of Columbus, Ohio and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles and a sister,
Dr. Betty Kizer.
Mr. Kizer served in the Army during World War II and the
Korean War. He retired from Caterpillar, Inc., Decatur,
in 1982, after 42-1/2 years of service.
He was a member of Argenta Presbyterian Church and Hiter-Wene
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Weldon.
Memorials may be made to the church or an organization
of the donor’s choice.
Funeral services were Monday at Argenta Presbyterian Church,
Argenta with the Rev. Philip Reed officiating. Burial
was in Cerro Gordo Cemetery with military rites accorded.
Arrangements were by Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Eugene Gene2 Taylor, 70, a well-known Chrisman
area farmer, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Sunday (April 3,
2005) at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village in Chrisman.
He was born March 3, 1935, in Indianola,
the son of Bee Taylor and Bessie Murray Taylor. Gene graduated
from Georgetown High School in 1953 and immediately began
his farming career. On Aug. 21, 1955, he was united in
marriage to Donna Mills in Olivet. Donna has been his
faithful caregiver for many years during his long illness.
In 1968, Gene was chose as the Outstanding Young Farmer
in Vermilion County. He was avid collector of John Deere
toys and tractors. Gene was a past member of the Chrisman
Lions Club and was an active lifelong member of the First
Baptist church in Chrisman, where he served as a trustee,
deacon and financial secretary.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Donna,
are his two children and their spouses, Mike and Lisa
Taylor and Pam and Roger Ellis, both of Chrisman; five
grandchildren, Chad (Shannon) Ellis, Natalie Ellis, Micah
Taylor, Morgan Taylor and Devin Taylor; one brother, Joe
Taylor of Chrisman; and one sister, Thelma (Harold) Baldwin
of Indianola. He was preceded in death by his parents
and one brother, Wayne Taylor.
Funeral services were today (Thursday)
at the First Baptist Church in Chrisman with Pastor Kevin
Coe and Pastor James Walker officiating. Interment was
in Woodland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First
Baptist Church Memorial Fund or to Pleasant Meadows Christian
Village. Arrangements entrusted to Scott-Bolen-DeVries
Urban Lynn (Buck) Ready passed away on March 28, 2005.
Mr. Ready, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ready,
was born on Dec. 8, 1931 in Mason.
He graduated from Effingham High School and served four
years in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Mr. Ready graduated from the University of Illinois School
of Architecture in 1959 and was a practicing architect
Mr. Ready was a member of the University of Illinois Alumni
Association and the American Legion. An avid outdoorsman,
he was a devoted tourna-ment fisherman and member of Bass
Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS).
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Warters) Ready of Indianapolis,
daughters Susan Powell of Atlanta, Ga. and Julie Payne
of Oviedo, Fla., and sons, Greg Ready of Mountaintop,
Pa. and Michael Ready of Mansfield, Texas and six grandchildren;
sisters Barbara Ready of Champaign, Sandra Volpi of Effingham
and Lynda Ready of Champaign; and brothers, Johnny Ready
of Effingham, Dale Ready of Mason, Jerry Ready of Mahomet
and Jim Ready of Charleston.
One visitation will be today (Thursday) at the Flanner
and Buchanan Funeral Home in Indianapolis. Another visitation
will be held on Friday from 12-2 p.m. at the Joines–Appleby
Funeral Home in Newman with the service immediately following.
Burial will be held at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung
Association or Salvation Army.
Stanley Lusader, Jr., 80, of Mahomet, formerly
of Ogden, died at 2:10 a.m. Monday (March 21, 2005) at
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Freese Funeral
Home, St. Joseph. Burial will be in Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville,
Ind. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the
Mr. Lusader was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Frankfort, Ind.,
a son of Stanley and Josephine Barker Lusader, Sr. He
married Louise Adams Feb. 12, 1949.
Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Kathy Lister
of Stuart, Fla., and Susan Odle of Mahomet; three grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Morgan
of Perrysville, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two daughters.
Mr. Lusader graduated from Perrysville High School. He
was a school bus driver for 20 years. He served on the
Ogden Grade School board. He was a member of the Christian
Church of Ogden where he served as chairman of the board,
elder and Sunday School teacher.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 754 and the
Ogden Township Drainage Commission. He enjoyed operas,
musicals and home construction. He and his wife purchased
the Country Way Restaurant in Sidell in 1977 and ran it
for several years.
Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice of Urbana.
W. "SHORT" TAYLOR
Norman W. "Short" Taylor, 86, lifelong
resident and longtime farmer in the Catlin area, passed
away at 12:39 a.m. Thursday, (March 10, 2005) at Rio Grande
Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas, where he was wintering
with his wife, Gwen.
Short was born May 19, 1918, in Catlin
to Robert and Myrtle Kelsey Taylor. He married Gwen
Clark on March 4, 1945. She survives. The couple
recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard
(Mary) of Sidell and Jeffrey of Phoenix, Arizona; two
daughters, Diane (Jim) Russell and Emily (Tom) Barr, both
of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Jason John (Kerri)
Couillard, Jennifer Frances Taylor, Daniel Aaron Couillard,
Taylor Ann Russell, Seth Taylor Couillard, Benjamin Kelsey
Taylor, Hannah Rose Russell and Lauren Taylor Barr. He
was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Wilford Taylor
and one sister, Dorothy A. Zook.
Short was a 1936 graduate of Catlin
High School and a 1941 graduate of the University of Illinois.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was engaged
in five campaigns. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He
farmed in the Catlin area for over 20 years and was chief
of Manual Arts Therapy at the Danville VA Medical Center
for more than 20 years until his retirement.
He served on the Catlin School Board
where he was board president. He was an active member
of the Catlin United Methodist Church for 50 years and
sang in the choir. He was a member of the Catlin Historical
Society and the Vermilion County Farm Bureau. Short was
honored on the Catlin War Memorial as being one of three
generations of servicemen from the same family.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday,
March 17 at the Catlin United Methodist Church, Pastor
Janet Roy, officiating. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery
in Catlin. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the
church. Memorials may be made to the Catlin United Methodist
Church or the Catlin Historical Society. Robison Chapel
of Catlin was in charge of arrangements.
Carol M. Zierjack, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.,
entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at
Ms. Zierjack was born June 28, 1921,
in Fairmount, the daughter of Albert Louis and Carrie
Lee (Junkermann) Zierjack. She graduated Fairmount High
School in 1939 and the University of Illinois in 1943.
Her father was the owner of Zierjack Grocery Store.
She is survived by one niece, Julie
Brame of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one great-niece, Chelle Zullo
of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and one great-grandniece, Jennifer
Zullo of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Ms. Zierjack was a retired secretary
for the U.S. State Department and a member of The Daughters
of The American Revolution (D.A.R.).
A graveside service will be held at
11 a.m. Friday, March 11 at Greenview Cemetery in Fairmount.
Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery, Fairmount.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Lutheran Hospice of Charleston, 1885 Rifle Range
Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464; or the American Cancer Society,
5900 Core Road, Suite #504, North Charleston, SC 29406.
Arrangements were by Sunset Funeral
Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion, Danville.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the
family at: www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Anthony “Tony” Edwards, 12 years
old, from Newman went to be with the Lord on March 3,
2005 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital after a long
fight with leukemia.
Tony was born Dec. 4, 1992 to Judy and Randy Edwards.
He was a miracle child. He attended Newman Grade School.
He is survived by his beloved mother of Camargo and his
father of Newman; his maternal grandparents, Herman and
Stella Liles of Sidell and paternal grandparents Don and
Jeanette Edwards of Newman; his maternal uncle, Tommy
Liles of Fithian and Aunt Amanda Liles (Brendt Reese)
of Sidell; and his paternal aunt, Penny (Brent) Stewart
of Newman. He will be sadly missed by his cousins, Tyler,
Taylor, Haven and Sada.
Tony enjoyed fishing, the Illini, riding his four-wheeler
and being with his family. He especially enjoyed the fishing
pole that got away! Tony was tough and spent 10 of his
12 short years battling off-and-on with leukemia. Through
it all he held his head high and was a good kid. All the
prayers offered in Tony’s behalf were greatly appreciated
by his family.
Visitation for Tony was held on March 6 with funeral services
March 7 at Joines-Appleby Funeral Home in Newman. Burial
was in the Newman Cemetery.
PATRICIA VAN DRIESSCHE KIRBY
Patricia Van Driessche Kirby, 66, of Fairmount
died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005 at The Waters
in Covington, Ind. Mrs. Kirby was born May 16, 1938 in
Hammond, Ind., a daughter of Pete and Eleanor Van Driessche.
She married Carl Kirby on May 9, 1952. He preceded her
Survivors include three daughters, Chris Burns of Fairmount,
Kathy Quick of Tilton and Teresa Gretillate of Colorado;
a son, Jim Kirby of Danville; two sisters, pat Dill of
Arizona and Phyllis of Covington; nine grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Kirby was a licensed practical nurse at United Samaritans
Medical Center in Danville, retiring in 1978.
Arrangements were by Carrington Funeral Home, 110 E. Court
St., Fairmount. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, Fairmount.
Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s
Louis V. Pearman, 67, of Indianola passed away
at 10:43 p.m. Friday March 4, 2005 at Provena Covenant
Medical Center in Urbana.
Louis was born June 17, 1937, in Indianola to Raymond
and Eunice Marriage Pearman. He married Joan Baird on
April 13, 1957, in Georgetown. She survives, as well as
two sons, Tony Pearman of Indianola and Randy Pearman
of Georgetown; one brother, Robert Pearman of Georgetown;
one sister, Florence Keller of Georgetown; six grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Jo Hooker,
and a sister,
Louis was active in Boy Scout in Indianola for 11 years
as scout leader. He served for a time on the Indianola
town board, as a member of the Indianola Lions Club and
a trustee of the United Methodist Church of Indianola.
He retired from General Motors’ Tilton Foundry after
27 years. He enjoyed woodworking, car shopping and camping.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Robison Chapel in Catlin
with Pastor Jerrett Wells officiating. Burial was at Michaels
Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to the United Methodist Church of Indianola
in care of Robison Chapel.
Pauline Stewart, 79, of Charleston, Ill., died at 9:58
a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center in Mattoon.
Pauline was born April 24, 1925 in Indianola, Ill., the
daughter of Carl and Mary Glines Staley. On April 25,
1943 she married Ralph (Buss) Stewart. Surviving are three
daughters: Judith (Richard) Fudge, Patricia and Carolyn
Stewart, all of Charleston, and two sons: James (Sallie)
of Radcliff, Ky. and Robert (Diane) Stewart of Jacksonville,
Fla., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a brother, Carl (Jan) Staley of
Pontiac and two sisters, Betty (Bob) Thomas of Indianola
and Sandra Powell of Danville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and
Pauline was a member of Charleston Bible Church and the
Charleston V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a devoted
mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Visitation was at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home in
Charleston with graveside services at Roselawn Cemetery
with Rev. Bill Boaz officiating.
Ronald Lee Neal, age 68, passed this life on Monday (April
18, 2005) in Springfield, where he had made his home with
his brother since January 2004.
Ronald was born July 27, 1936, in Paris,
to Cecil and Opal Neal. He started school in Indianola,
and moved to the Bismarck area in 1950. In 1971, he moved
with his parents to Fairmount.
Ron's greatest joy in life was taking
care of his mother, and helping other people! He took
great pride in his ability to mow yards, clear leaves
and snow, and other handy-man work. He was a member of
the Faith Evangelical Methodist Church of Fairmount, where
he spent many hours mowing the yard. He could always be
counted on to give a helping hand, and a hearty smile,
matter what was asked of him.
He is survived by his brothers, James (Carol)
of Springfield, and Richard (Bonnie) of Glendora,
Calif.; two sisters, Janice (Sam) Edwards of Catlin and
Wanda (John) Carson of Tilton; 15 nieces and nephews,
and more than 30 great-nieces and great-nephews. He was
preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, two infant
sisters, a great-niece, and Grannie.
Memorials can be made to the Faith EMC Youth
Services were held April 22 at Carrington
Funeral Home, Fairmount. Pastors Kevin Brouillette of
Bayou LaBatre, Ala. and Chuck Powell of Faith EMC officiated.
Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Fairmount.
Bonnie J. Yount, 82, of Fairmount, passed
away at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday (April 20, 2005) at
Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
Bonnie was born May 19, 1922, in Danville,
to Lester and Vina Six Gladden. She married Wilroy 3Bud2
Yount June 8, 1941. He died Dec. 20. 1991.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sandy
(Tom) Johnson of Fairmount with whom she had made her
home since 2003; five grandchildren, Robin (John Becraft)
Johnson of Catlin, Todd Johnson of Danville, Tim (Dawn)
Johnson of Fairmount, Shane (Kathy) Yount of Danville;
eight great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; one
stepgreat-granddaughter. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law,
Janet Yount. She was preceded by her brother, Les, and
a son, Kenny.
Bonnie enjoyed baking, making strawberry
jam, painting plastic pieces, reading and putting up sweet
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday,
April 23 at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Dave Burger
officiating. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery,
Catlin. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association
or Breast Cancer Awareness c/o Robinson Chapel in Catlin.
L. Davis, 83, of Georgetown, passed away at 4:50 p.m.
Saturday (April 9, 2005) at Provena United Samaritans
Mr. Davis was born on Dec. 31, 1921 in Muncie, the son
of Albert and Mary Wise Davis. He married Mary Alice Parliament
on July 19, 1941 in Fairmount. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Sandra (Charles) Zimmerman
of Bismarck, Leland Davis of Georgetown, Phillip (Andi)
Davis of Tampa, Fla., Gary (Francee) Davis of Georgetown
and Beverly (Pearce) Brooks of Ocala, Fla.; two brothers,
Carl (Rosemary) Davis of Fairmount and Don (Edie) Davis
of Covington, Ind.; three sisters, LaVern Allen of Homer,
Bernice (Bill) Grubb of Covington, Ind. and Nellie (Dave)
McCoy of Catlin; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his partners, a brother, Joe
Davis and two sisters, Delores Heckerson and Rose Wakefield.
Lloyd farmed many years, managed several Federal North
Iowa Grain Elevators, managed the original Berry’s
Seed Store in Danville, and owned and operated Davis Fertilizer
and Grain Company from 1969 until he retired in 1993.
He also was a member of the Georgetown School Board and
the Georgetown Fair Board. Lloyd and Mary Alice enjoyed
26 winters in Fort Myers, Fla. Fishing and gardening were
his passions, along with being an avid Illini and Cubs
fan. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He belonged to Fairmount 590 Blue Lodge, the Western Indiana
Shrine, rode on the Eastern Illinois Supercycle and was
a 50-year member of the Valley of Danville Scottish Rite.
Funeral services were April 13 at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure
Funeral Home in Georgetown. Joe Humrichous officiated.
Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made
in his name to the American Heart Association or the Shriner’s
Children’s Hospitals. Condolences may be sent to
the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Eva Lewis, 91 of Deland, Fla. passed
away May 4, 2005. Eva was born and lived in Indianola
before moving to Florida. She was a cook at the Jamaica
High School cafeteria for many years.
Surviving are two sons, Kenny (Wilma)
Lewis of Tacoma, Wash. She had five grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her husband John Lewis, one son, Glen (Zeb) Lewis, one
grandson, Leon Lewis, two brothers, John High and Roscoe
Arrangements are pending in Florida.
services for Don Todd, a well-known Sidell area farmer
will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sidell First Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery west of Sidell. Rev.
Loren Bately will preside.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday)
at the Sidell Baptist Church. Robison Chapel in Catlin
is handling service details.
Donald L. Todd died at 3:15 p.m. Monday,
May 2, 2005 at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home in Danville.
He was born Sept. 9, 1924 in Jamaica to Leslie and Flora
Mosier Todd. He married Eleanor Hughes Jan. 31, 1948 in
Georgetown. She passed away Jan. 12, 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas
Todd of Champaign and Dan (Mary Lou) Todd of Indianola;
seven grandchildren, Robert (Jennifer) Todd, Heather (Mark)
Church, Ami (Darin) Jarling, Kara (Nathan) Earles, Jami
(Paul) Spratt, Collin Todd and Dana Todd; seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Jim.
Mr. Todd farmed in the Sidell area with
his two sons. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and being
with his family. He was a member of the Sidell Baptist
Church, Sidell Lions Club and served on the Sidell School
Board. He was a 32 degree Mason and member of Danville
Memorials may be made to the Sidell
Baptist Church in his memory.
Mary Richter, 84, of Fairmount, passed away
at 8:15 p.m. April 27 at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services were April 30,
at Carrington Funeral Home in Fairmount. Officiating was
Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was at Greenview Cemetery, Fairmount.
Mary (Rosnett) Richter was born March
16, 1921, in Fairmount, the daughter of Guy and Adda Delaney
Rosnett. She married Roy Arnold Richter on May 10, 1941,
in Manchester, Tenn. He died May 5, 1992.
She is survived by three daughters,
Carol (Ken) Geyer of Ellijay, Ga., Bonnie (Randy) Andrews
of Danville and Debra (Paul) Twardzik of Island Lake;
two sons, Dale (Barbara) Richter of Sidell and Charles
(Joyce) Richter of Catlin; 11 grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren
and 11 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Dale Rosnett
of Tilton and one sister, Nelly Howe of Georgetown. She
was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
A lifetime resident of Fairmount, she
enjoyed helping other people.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer1s
Association or the donor's choice.
M. Allan Ehler, 62 of Champaign passed away at
2:42 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Carle Foundation
Memorial services will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday, July 16 at the First United Methodist Church,
210 West Church Street, Champaign. Mary Brady will officiate.
Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is in charge
Mr. Ehler was born on Jan. 11, 1943
in Urbana, the son of John and Ruth Butzow Ehler, Jr.
His mother survives of Rantoul.
He married Catharine Fett July 28, 1963
in Urbana. She survives of Champaign.
Also surviving are two daughters,
Teresa Ford of Tolono and Anne Morrissey of Champaign;
one grandson, Jonathon Morrissey of Champaign; two
brothers, John Ehler III of Garland, Texas and Michael
Ehler of Fort Collins, Colo. He was preceded in
death by his father.
Mr. Ehler graduated from Champaign High
School. He was a farmer in the Champaign area for many
years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church,
the Champaign County Farm Bureau, the Champaign County
Grain Marketing Club, the Illini Collector Car Club and
the Corvette Club of Illinois. He enjoyed traveling
- especially trips to Charlevoix, Mich., fixing up collector
cars and boating.
Memorial contributions can be made to
the First United Methodist Church, for the church van,
210 West Church Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
John W. Reed, 80, of Fairmount, longtime Fairmount
Village Clerk and former Fire Chief, passed away at 5:05
a.m. June 23 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
John was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Jasper
County, to James Arthur and Rosa Spelbring Reed. He married
Joyce Allison March 14, 1959, in Paris. She passed away
June 22, 1998.
Survivors include: three daughters,
Wendy (Kevin) Swider, Penny (Mike) Hanson and Melanie
(Steve) Clark all of Fairmount; six grandchildren, Emily
Cook, Aren Swider, Clark Swider, Allison Hanson, Sarah
Clark, Joshua Clark and his beloved dogs, Charlie and
Bingo. He was preceded by two brothers.
John was a millwright at General Motors
Tilton Foundry for over 40 years. He served as Chairman
of the UAW Bargaining Committee, and as President of the
UAW retirees group.
He also served in the United States
Navy on the battleship USS Bremerton. He coached girl1s
softball, and was active in the Fairmount Ball Association.
He enjoyed woodworking and his grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 26 at Robison
Chapel in Catlin with the Rev. Mike Roberts officiating.
Burial was at Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin. Memorials may
be made to the Fairmount Ball Association or the Fairmount
Daniel Lee Griffin, 27, of Sidell, passed
this life at 11:21 a.m. Sunday (June 19, 2005) at his
He was born on April 19, 1978, in Danville,
the son of Danny Joe and Brenda Huff Griffin.
Survivors include: his father, Danny
Joe (Tammie) Griffin of Sidell; his mother, Brenda (Robert)
McCool of Fairmount; one son, Wrayccinn; one sister, Carrie
Lynn Griffin of Danville; one nephew, Blaize Griffin of
Danville; his grandparents, Lee and Sondra Griffin of
Sidell; two stepsisters, Heather and Stephanie Wyer; one
stepbrother, Ethan Wyer; two uncles, two aunts; great-grandparents,
Lanie and Dorothy Johnson of Indianola, and one grandmother,
Emma Adams of Indianola.
He was preceded in death by one
grandfather, Carroll Adams, and one great-grandmother,
He attended Jamaica Schools.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Sunset's
Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown. Condolences
may be e-mailed to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Lyda Ruth 70, died at 8:50 a.m.
June 15 at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
Funeral services were held June 19 at
at the Sidell United Methodist Church. Officiating was
Rev. Larry Moreau. Burial was at the Payne Cemetery in
Mrs. Delbridge was born on September
24, 1934 in Bedford County Tennessee, a daughter of Mack
Lee Driver and Nellie Eads Driver. She married Charles
Delbridge on July 23, 1953 in Danville, he survives.
Also surviving are five children, Barb
(Dale) Richter, Glenn (Kathy) Delbridge, David Delbridge
all of Sidell, Pam (Doug) Jeffries of Rankin, and Kevin
Delbridge of Paris. Three brothers, Mack and Jack Driver
of Paris, and Sam Driver of Westville. Nine grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two children,
Robert Lee and Charles James Delbridge.
Mrs. Delbridge worked and volunteered
for Relay for Life, and the St. Jude's Research Hospital.
She also helped with the local Boy Scout troop and with
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's
Research Hospital or the Relay for Life.
Earl Tyrus Sawyer, 75, of Macomb died at 9:20 June
17 at the Heartland Healthcare Center. Memorial services
were held June 21 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen
Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Steven Workman.
Mr. Sawyer was born April 4, 1930, in
Swink, Colorado, son of Earl T. Sawyer and Hazel Miller
Sawyer. He grew up in Sidell, and graduated from Sidell
High School in 1948. He married Ann Tuggle on December
2, 1952 in Rossville. She survives.
Survivors also include one daughter,
Mary (Jon) Kleinman of Memphis, Tennessee, a son, Edward
(Susan) Sawyer of Key Biscayne, Florida, a brother,
David (Lorene) Sawyer of Catlin, and two grandchildren,
Amanda Peterson and James Sawyer.
He served in the Army during the Korean
War. He received his Bachelor degree in Education from
Eastern Illinois University, his Master degree from the
University of Illinois, and did his post graduate work
at Southern Illinois University. He taught in Mowequea,
Villa Grove, and Western Illinois University from 1962-1987.
He was a member of American Legion Post 6, 40et 8, and
the Macomb Elks Lodge #1009 where he served as Exalted
Ruler and Secretary of the lodge for several years.
Memorials may be made to the American
Legion 40et 8 Nurses Training Scholarship Fund or Elks
Crippled Children's Fund.
Graveside services were held June 4,
2005 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola for Betty Miller
Barthell. She died Sept. 6, 2004 in Austin, Texas at the
age of 78. She was formerly of the Indianola-Sidell area.
Robison Chapel in Catlin handled arrangements.
Mrs. Barthell was born in Danville Aug.
20, 1926 to Fay and Opal Smith Miller. She married Franklin
H. Barthell, Jr. and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Franklin
Barthell III of Lawrence, Kan., John F. Barthell of Denver,
Colo., Daniel P. Barthell of Austin, Texas; one daughter,
Nancy Fox of The Woodlands, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Barthell graduated from Peoria
High School and attended Ward-Belmont College in Nashville,
Tenn. and the University of Maryland, and was involved
with Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
Graveside interment services will be
held for Hester M. Miles on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m.
at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola. Mrs. Miles, 82, passed
away Nov. 18, 2004 at her home in Villa Park.
She was born Jan. 26, 1922 near Sidell,
the daughter of the late Ray and Katie Miller. A graduate
of Sidell High School and DePauw University, she married
Vearon M. Miles of Sidell in 1945. He preceded her in
She is survived by three children, two
grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Other survivors
are two brothers, Robert (Barb) Miller of Sidell and John
Miller of St. Petersburg, Fla. and nieces, Tracy (Jay)
Hageman of Fairmount and Dede (Don) Heidebreder of Thomasboro.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Melba Blauvelt.
CAROLYN BENNETT GOURLEY
Carolyn Bennett Gourley, 61, of Fairmount,
died peacefully Saturday at her home following a courageous
and determined battle with cancer.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. July 28
at Davis Cemetery in Fairmount.
Mrs. Gourley was born in Danville July
23, 1944, to Bernard Dale and Barbara Alcorn Bennett.
Following her graduation from Jamaica High School, she
went on to attend Southern Illinois University and married
Randall Gourley. Shortly after there first born son they
moved to Houston, Texas, where she taught school several
years. She worked in a mortgage industry as a loan officer
until her first battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Randall
Gourley; two sons, Rain and Jereme Gourley; her beloved
stepfather, Charles Tiffin; mother and father-in-law,
Virginia and Eldon Gourley; her two brothers, Robert (Cindy)
Bennett and Bernard "Benny" (Verna) Bennett;
a sister-in-law, Sherri Bennett; several nieces and nephews
and their children, who brought her great joy in the last
years of her life.
She was preceded in death by her mother,
Barbara Tiffin, father, Bernard Bennett, grandparents,
Robert and Letha Alcorn and Ross and Dora Allen Bennett.
Memorials to the donor's choice.
GENE SCOTT COOPER
Delmar Gene Scott Cooper, 41, of Belleville,
died at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, on June 29,
He was born April 12, 1964, in Jefferson
City, Mo., the son of Gary and Merle M. Camp Cooper, Sr.
He is survived by his father, Gary (Ann)
Cooper, Sr. of Chicago; his wife, Diana of Fairmount;
a son, Samuel Cooper and daughter, Rose Mary Cooper, both
of Fairmount; a son, T.J. (Nicole) Cooper of Jefferson
City; two brothers: Jay (Deanna) Cooper of O'Fallon, and
Gary (Julie) Cooper Jr., of Ogden; four sisters: Tami
(Dennis) Hopkins of Jefferson City, Doxie Cooper of Summerfield,
Abby Cooper and Megann Cooper, both of Chicago; his stepfather,
Larry Rhodes of Summerfield.
He was preceded in death by his mother,
Merle M. Rhodes.
Mr. Cooper was a system designer in
the communication field.
He was cremated with a memorial service
following in Jefferson City, Mo. Memorials may be made
to Delmar Gene Scott Cooper in care of the Illinois
National Bank, P.O. Box 80, Fairmount, 61841. Arrangements
by Valhalla Holten Funeral Home in Belleville.
MARGARET LOUISE GUTHRIE CRAVENS
Margaret Louise Guthrie Cravens, of
Georgetown, went to be in the care of her heavenly Father
at 4:13 p.m. July 3, 2005 surrounded by her family at
Mrs. Cravens was born Aug. 6, 1919,
in Sidell, the daughter of Tom and Mary Leasure Guthrie.
She married Howard (Hod) Cravens on March 20, 1948. He
preceded her to heaven in July of 1976.
She is survived by three children, Sharon
(Paul) Huber, Valerie Cebulski, and Mark (Tina) Cravens,
all of Georgetown; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
one sister, Betty (Tom) Frankino of Westville.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
two brothers, Junior Guthrie and Bob Guthrie, one sister,
Frances Ellett, a great-grandson, Gabriel Bodart and a
son-in-law, Roman "Otto" Cebulski.
Mrs. Cravens was a homemaker. Her destiny
was to love her husband with all her heart and to raise
her children in a home full of love. She did this exceedingly
well. She was always quite the lady and always looked
beautiful every place she went. This woman of ageless
beauty endured a stroke 29 years ago and always had a
smile on her face and an encouraging word–never,
"why me?" She lived her life in elegance, grace,
and courage till the end. She will be painfully missed
by all who knew her, especially her family, special friend
Quita Craft, her caretakers, Mary, Cathy, Sharon, Candice
and her loving cat.
A celebration of her life was held July
7, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown,
with Jared Wells officiating. Burial was in Georgetown
Memorials can be made to the Georgetown
United Methodist Church or the Vermilion County Animal
Graveside services for Eva Lewis, 91
of De Leon, Fla. will be Saturday (June 16) at 10 a.m.
at Woodlawn Cemetery.
She passed away May 4, 2005. Eva was
born and lived in Indianola before moving to Florida.
She was a cook at the Jamaica High School cafeteria for
Scottie Lynch, 81, of Martinsville,
died at 7:20 a.m. July 4, 2005 at the Burnside Nursing
Home, Casey. He was retired as the superintendent of schools
at Mazon. He had taught and coached in the Jamaica school
district from 1958 to 1967.
Mr. Lynch was born April 2, 1924, at
Carbondale, the son of William A. Lynch and Edith C. Young
Lynch. He married Margaret Shaw on June 30, 1946. She
died Dec. 30, 2003.
Survivors include three daughters, Rev.
Mary Mallory of Birmingham, Mich., Barbara (Gale) Kannmacher
of Martinsville, and Susan (Paul) Brewster Jacksonville;
two step-sisters, Elizabeth Kay Bovey of Battleground,
Wash., Lula Bigler of Carbondale; six grandchildren and
Mr. Lynch was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II. He served as a first class radio operator
on the minesweeper U.S.S. Revenge, which was the first
Allied ship to enter Tokyo Bay. He was a member of the
Harlingen Wesley United Methodist Church in Harlingen,
Texas, and attended the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian
Church after moving to Martinsville.
His other memberships included: Mazon
Lodge #826 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Body of Bloomington,
Naval Mine Sweepers Association, Illinois Education Administrators
Association and American Legion Post #352 at Mazon.
Mr. Lynch received his bachelor1s degree
from Southern Illinois University, his master1s degree
from Indiana University and an administrative degree from
Eastern Illinois University.
Funeral services were conducted July
8 at the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
with the Rev. Kevin Small officiating. Burial and graveside
services were in the Ullin Community Cemetery. Greenwell
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
BILLY JOE MATTINGLY
Billy Joe Mattingly, 56, of Georgetown,
passed this life July 8 at Provena United Samaritans Medical
Billy was born July 10, 1948, in Paxton,
the oldest of five children. He was a graduate of Danville
High School, class of 1967. Billy was a true American.
He was proud to serve his country and defend his flag.
He had a special place in his heart for all men and women
in uniform, but especially the POW-MIA's of the Vietnam
Billy made his final journey with the
love and support of his family. At his side was his wife
of 37 years, Cindy (Chervinko), his sons Paul (Lee Ann),
Billy (Lucy) and daughter Becky (Craig) Weaver, his brother
Todd Shute, his sister Barbara Lightle and mother Bette
Shute to whom he was ever devoted. He was ever proud of
his children, 11 grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
His family was his life. He was also survived by a sister
Susan, a stepbrother, Terry, and a stepsister, Debbie.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Steven, and Estel
Shute, who loved him as a true father.
Billy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church, the American Legion Post 203 and the National
Rifle Association. He was a past member of the Knights
of Columbus and an avid NASCAR fan.
Services were July 13 at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Westville with Rev. David Erickson
officiating. Final resting place was St. Peter & Paul
Cemetery in Westville.
GRACE I. SIMMONS
Grace I. Simmons, 90, of Fairmount,
died at 4:45 a.m. June 30, 2005 at the Vermilion Manor
Nursing Home in Danville.
Graveside Rites were held at the Stearns
Cemetery in Fithian. Rev. Chuck Powell officiated. Robison
Chapel of Catlin handled arrangements.
Mrs. Simmons was born Nov. 17, 1914
in Fairmount to Joshua and Eva Underwood Cromwell. She
married Rev. Harold Simmons Dec. 26, 1943 in Urbana. He
died Dec. 3, 1989.
Mrs. Simmons is survived by one son,
Lynn Simmons, and one daughter, Marla Simmons of Fairmount;
eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by one brother, two half brothers,
seven sisters, and one half sister.
She was an elementary school teacher
for 38 years, having taught both in South Carolina and
Illinois, retiring from Georgetown. She also assisted
her husband with his 50 year ministry. She was a member
of the United Methodist Church.
ORVILLE HENRY TREDE
Orville Henry Trede, 72, of Indianola,
passed away at 3:57 a.m., on June 30, 2005 at the Veterans
Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Steelville,
the son of Hermann and Esther (Fricke) Trede. He married
Shirley Baldwin on April 17, 1971. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Tina
(Tim) Moorehead of Batavia; one stepdaughter, Vicki (Ray)
High of Indianola; one stepson, John (Pam) Baldwin of
Greenville, S.C.; three sisters, Viola Rapp of Hazelwood,
Mo., Laverne Ebers of Charleston, and Margaret Corse of
Marion; one sister-in-law, Mildred Trede of Grafton, Wisc.;
two grandchildren, Lucas and Daniel Moorehead both of
Batavia; five step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother,
Orville was a plasterer and did plaster
work at Southern Illinois University. He also worked at
Quaker Oats for six years. He served in the U.S. Army
from 1953 to 1955, serving in the Korean War. He was a
member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Danville. He was a
life member of the American Legion and was a past member
of the D.A.V. and the Indianola Lions Club. He was an
avid sports fan. He enjoyed bowling and loved the Cubs.
A celebration of Orville's life was
held at 10 a.m. July 2, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral
Home in Georgetown, with Garth Lehman officiating. Burial
was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola.
Memorials may be given in his name to
the Donor's Choice.
Tamara Kay O'Herron, 55, of Tilton, died
(Aug. 9, 2005) at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
She was born Feb. 19, 1950, in Danville,
the daughter of Richard and Lucille Ray Wynn. She married
Clarence O'Herron on Jan. 22, 1993, in Tilton. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother, Lucille
Wynn of Fairmount; a son, Richard (Janet) Jones of Westville;
and a daughter, Pam Jones of Tilton; two stepsons, Shawn
and Shane O'Herron, both of Tilton; a brother, Gene (Cindy)
Wynn of Covington, Ind.; a sister, Opal (Rick) Schell
of West Dundee, Ill.; two grandchildren; and a special
friend, Wizard. She was preceded in death by her father.
Tamara graduated from Jamaica High School
in 1968. She had worked for Valmont and Mid States. She
was a member of the Central Park United Methodist Church.
She had been a resident of Vermilion
Manor Nursing Home and had served on the residents' council
and had been active in all aspects at Vermilion Manor.
She was a NASCAR fan, and enjoyed Karaoke.
Funeral services were held at Lakeside-Barrick
Funeral Chapel in Danville. Officiating was Rev. Lynette
DeAtley. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the Vermilion County Animal Shelter or
American Diabetes Association.
Barbara S. Toy, 68, of Fairmount, passed
away at 10:40 a.m. Monday, (Aug. 1, 2005) at St. Francis
Medical Center in Peoria.
Mrs. Toy was born March 12, 1937, in Danville,
to Robert and Ann Haluska McNees. She married Robert G.
Toy in Danville on May 17, 1958. He survives as well as
one son, James R. (Mary) Toy of Fairmount.
Private family graveside rites were held
at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin. The
Rev. Mike Roberts officiated. The family has suggested
memorials in her memory to the Fairmount Rescue. Donations
may be mailed to the funeral home.
Robison Chapel of Catlin is assisting the
David N. Frazeur, 74, of Veedersburg, Ind.
passed away at 12:57 a.m. Monday (July 18, 2005) at the
Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He was born in Glassboro, N.J., on April
14, 1931, to David O. and Frances Mankin Frazeur. On July
23, 1955, he married Barbara Neuschafer in Wenonah, N.J.
He is also survived by two sons, Michael
(Nanette) of Fishers and Timothy (Charlotte) of Indianapolis;
one daughter, Bethanne (Joe) Nine of Veedersburg; three
grandchildren; and two brothers.
Rev. Frazeur was a U.S. Navy veteran serving
during the Korean War. He attended Bob Jones University.
He was Pastor at Fairmount First Baptist Church from 1968
to 1978. He also served pastorates in North Carolina,
Tennessee, Illinois and Indiana. He served Midwest Baptist
College from 1970 to 1995 as a teacher and as the president.
He was pastor of the Community Bible Baptist Church in
Veedersburg seven years.
He enjoyed bird watching, vacationing in
Upper Michigan and collecting lighthouses.
Funeral services were July 24, at the Community
Bible Baptist Church on Division Road in Veedersburg with
the Rev. William Nickle officiating. Burial was in the
Danville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
are preferred to the church.
Bonnie C. Hoskins, 68, of Indianola, passed away at 10:20
p.m. Sunday (July 31, 2005) at Provena United Samaritans
Medical Center in Danville.
She was born March 28, 1937, in Danville,
the daughter of James and Goldie Marie (Sandlin) Hoskins.
Survivors include her children, Charles
Everette Hurst of Indianola, Gerald Wayne Hoskins of Indianola,
Diane Hurst of Greenwood, La., Charlene (Biagio) Cirasuolo
of Chrisman and Geraldine of Tuscola. Her siblings are
James Hoskins, Jr. of Indianola, Ronald Hoskins of Georgetown,
Bernice Andruski of Indianola, Betty Ramsey of Georgetown,
Barbara Lewis of Ridge Farm, Deloris Luster of Danville
and Teresa Hoskins of Danville; nine grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Gerald McCool.
Her parents, her son, David Hurst, seven
brothers and four sisters preceded Bonnie in death.
Bonnie was a homemaker and cared for
elderly people She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Funeral services were Aug. 3 at Sunset's
Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown. She was laid
to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola. Pastor Dustin
Condolences may be sent to the family
L. Kenneth Wock, 63, of Rexford and
Northville, New York, died unexpectedly
Thursday, July 14, 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Goodall
Wock, two brothers, and two nephews. Mr. Wock attended
public schools in Johnstown, N.Y., was a veteran of the
U.S. Navy and earned his bachelor's and M.S. degrees
at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. After teaching
in Illinois for five years, he returned to teach in New
York State. A well-loved teacher, Mr. Wock retired in
William Lewis Molloy, 77, of Catlin, passed away at 5:41
a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 at Provena U.S.M.C. - Logan
Campus in Danville.
Mr. Molloy was born July 6, 1928 in
Danville, Illinois, the son of William E. and Mildred
C. (Lewis) Molloy. He married Marjorie Allison on July
12, 1949 in Danville, Illinois, she survives.
Also surviving are one son, Michael
(Cathy) Molloy of Catlin; one daughter, Susan (Dr. Ray)
Owens of Lexington, IL; five grandchildren, Christopher
(Angie) Molloy, Michael Patrick Molloy, Brian David Owens,
Meredith Joy Owens and William Albert Owens; two great-grandchildren,
and two cousins, Barbara Lewis of Oregon and Patricia
(Terry) White of Roscoe, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Molloy graduated from Danville
High School in 1946, and later graduated from Brown Business
College in 1948. He proudly served his country in the
US Air Force from 1946-1948 with the 774th Air Force Band.
He studied seven years in the Ministerial Course of Study
for the Methodist Church, and was ordained Elder in the
Methodist Church in 1968. He served as pastor at Tilton
Methodist Church for three years, Bismarck Methodist Church
for three years, Sidell United Methodist Church for nine
years, and at Lincoln United Methodist Church in Danville
for 19 years, until his retirement in 1992 after 40 years
He received the Harry Denman Evangelism
Award in 1990 from the United Methodist Church Foundation
A celebration of Bill1s life was held
Sept. 12 at St. James United Methodist Church, with Rev.
Dr. Ray Owens and Rev. Kenneth Cox officiating. Burial
was in Springhill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name to
the Preacher1s Aid Society, c/o Illinois Great Rivers
Conference Center, P.O. Box 19207, Springfield, IL 62794-9207.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at: www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation
Center, 3940 N. Vermilion, Danville.
SIERRA MAIRE GRAHAM
Lyssa Sierra Marie Graham, infant daughter of
Danielle and Larry Graham of Tilton passed away at birth
at Provena USMC Hospital in Danville at 12:20
p.m. Aug. 12, 2005.
Lyssa is survived by her parents; brother and sister,
Logan and Alexandria Graham of Tilton; maternal grandparents,
Kim and Larry Hicks of Georgetown; paternal grandparents,
Janie and Larry Graham of Indianola; and several aunts
A memorial service was held last week. Sunset Funeral
Home and Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.sunsetfuneral.com.
LUCILE L. LEWIS
Lucile L. Lewis, 91 of Sidell died at 7:30 p.m.
on Sunday (Aug. 28, 2005) at her home in Sidell.
Mrs. Lewis was born on Nov. 15, 1913 in Rushville County
Indiana, a daughter of Thadeaus Hammond and Bertha Stafford
Hammond. She married Morris Lewis on Dec. 23, 1937 in
Sidell. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1986
Mrs. Lewis is survived by two nieces, Jolene Yantiss of
Wallin, Ind. and Suzanne Dumbaroski of Arizona; her special
friends, Greg and Kathy Hooker and her church family.
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mrs. Lewis was a charter member of the Sidell Pentecostal
Assembly Church. She loved her church and all the members.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Sidell Pentecostal
Assembly in Sidell with the Rev. Tim Pearman officiating.
Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Sidell. Joines-Appleby
Funeral Home in Newman is in charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be made to the Church.
PAUL FREDRICK WILLIAMS
Paul Fredrick Williams, 65, of Faimount passed
this life Aug. 27, 2005, at his residence.
A celebration of his life and service will be held at
6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens,
10 E. Williams St. in Danville. Per his wishes a cremation
will take place on Friday morning.
Paul was born Feb. 21, 1940 in Tilton to George and Dorothy
“Opal” Smoot Williams. He attended Tilton
schools, served in the U.S. Navy, and retired from General
He married Darlene Cross on March 31, 1989. She survives
along with four children: Julie Williams of Florida, Scott
Williams of Tilton, Angie Rutledge (Robert) of Roberts
and Heather Biggs (Clayton) of Tilton; and his beloved
cat Rascal. His parents and four brothers, Roland, George,
Maurice and Lawrence, preceded him in death.
Condolences may be sent to www.papemortuary.com.
Wilfred “Bill” Goreham, Jr., 78, of Kankakee,
passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Carle Hospital
Mr. Goreham was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Armstrong, to Wilfred
and Alta (Bailey) Goreham, Sr. He married Gladys Baronowski
on June 6, 1959, in St. Anne. She survives.
Survivors also include: two daughters, Julie (Curt) Benson
of Stoughton, Wis., and Janine (Mark) Reich of Farmington,
Minn.; one brother, Donald (Jackie) Goreham of Arvada,
Colo.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wilfred was printing publisher and owner of the St. Anne
Record for 53 years. He began his newspaper career working
for Charlie Lane at the Sidell Journal in the 1940’s.
He graduated from Sidell High School, where his father
was principal, in 1945. He enjoyed fishing, family and
Visitation is Oct. 14 from 4-8 p.m. at Clancy Gernon Funeral
Home in St. Anne. Funeral services are Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.
at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. George Auger officiating.
Burial will be at Mt. Calvary.
Merrilee (Burd) Smith, 81, of Sidell was born to this
life July 21, 1924 and was called home to God Oct. 1,
2005 at Colonial Moanor Nursing Home in Danville.
Mrs. Smith was a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by
everyone she touched.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest
3Ernie.2 They would have been married 60 years on Dec.
She is also survived by a son, Donald
(Glenda) Smith of Irving, Texas; a daughter, Merriletta
(Bill) Hayes of Cuba, Ill.; grandsons
Clinton and Jason Smith and Robert Murphy, all of Dallas,
Texas; William Hayes of Monmouth and Jamie Hayes of Canton;
three wonderful great-grandchildren, Cody and Hailey Murphy
of Dallas and Brianna Hayes of Monmouth; two brothers,
Edward Burd of Ridge Farm and Ervin Burd of Alvin.
She was preceded in death by a son,
Ronald G. Smith.
Mrs. Smith belonged to the Ridge Farm
Friends Church. She enjoyed baking wedding cakes and pies
and spending time with her family.
A memorial will be held in her honor
today (Thursday) from 4-7 p.m. at Houghton-Leasure
Funeral Home, Georgetown. Funeral services will be at
the Ridge Farm Friends Church Friday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her
memory to either The Friends Church of Ridge Farm or the
Alzheimer1s Association, 225 N. Minchigan, Ave., Fl. 17,
Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
Eugene (Gene) Snack
Earl Eugene (Gene) Snack, 77, of Decatur,
died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.
Gene Snack was a respected and well-known
educator in the Decatur school systems where he taught
for thirty-five years prior to retiring in 1994. Mr. Snack
influenced the lives of many students over the years sharing
his love for science. His hobbies included his flower
garden and personal greenhouse, painting, photography,
and collecting antiques. He was 77 years old at the time
of his death on Nov. 18, 2005.
Visitation for Mr. Snack will be on
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Brintlinger-Earle
Funeral Home in Decatur. Graveside rites with military
honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at the
Fairview Cemetery in Sidell. The Joines-Appleby Funeral
Home in Newman is responsible for arrangements.
Mr. Snack was born August 31, 1928,
in Sidell, the son of Dorothy Greenwood and Earl Snack,
both deceased. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from
Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Arts degree
from the University of Illinois. Near the end of
World War II he was stationed in Germany and served as
Mr. Snack is survived by two brothers,
Virgil (Irene) of Sidell and Bill (Pat) of Clarkston,
Michigan, and three sisters, including Edna Ferling (Robert)
of Fithian, Marden Jones (Russell) of Danville and Millie
Hylton of Bakersfield, California. Mr. Snack was preceded
in death by another brother, Elmer (Betty) of Sidell.
The family of Gene Snack is especially
thankful to the staff and nurses at the McKinley Court
Nursing Home, where he has resided for the past five years,
and to Mrs. Karen Brown, a dear friend and former student,
who has provided special care.
H. "Jerry" Hughes
Yetive H. "Jerry" Hughes, 91, of
Cicero, formerly of Danville, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2005
due to natural causes.
There will be a graveside memorial at
the Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005
at 1 p.m.
Ms. Hughes was born March 7, 1914 in
Indianola. She was the daughter of Thomas Hughes and Lavina
Gilroy Hughes Baranshee.
She worked as a legal secretary for
35 years at the John T. Allen firm. When she retired she
took the full-time job of raising her grandchildren. She
took great pride in taking care of her girls.
Yetive also enjoyed writing and genealogy.
She is survived by one daughter, Jewell
Sharon Martin; two granddaughters, Tammy Lynn Martin Escalante
and Rose Marie Soderholm; and one great-granddaughter,
Gina Maria Escalante.
Inez May Draper, 73, of Fairmount, and
formerly of Salem, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at her
Born Sept. 29, 1932, in Kinmundy, she
was the daughter of Cecil and Beaulah Bonham Johnston
who preceded her in death.
A homemaker, she was of the Pentecostal
faith. She married Samuel C. Draper on May 14, 1948 in
Corinth, Miss., and he survives in Fairmount.
Also surviving is her son, Samuel (Alice)
Draper Jr. of Fairmount; her daughter, Iris Jane (Larry)
Graham of Indianola; her brother, Harvey (Judy) Johnston
of Broadlands; nine grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Mae; two brothers
and two sisters.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 30, 2005, in the chapel of Rankin Funeral Home in
Salem with Pastor Doug Myers officiating. Burial was in
the Christian Home Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Carle Home
Care Services, and will be accepted by the funeral home.
Jack Williams, 76, of Tuscola, died at 4:20
a.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at his residence.
Mr. Williams was born Sept. 30, 1929, in
Indianola, the son of Claude and Hallie Goodwin Williams.
He married Mary Joan Knight on June 14, 1952 in Las Vegas,
Nev. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Don (Fran)
Williams of Sherman; one daughter, Mary Ann (Terry) Brewer
of Tuscola; five grandchildren, Laurel Williams, Caroline
Williams, Keith Williams, Rachael Brewer and Courtney
Brewer; two brothers, Wade Williams of Indianola, and
Glen Williams of North Fort Myers, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
one sister, Nita; three brothers, Dale, Fay and Dan; and
one infant son.
Mr. Williams graduated from Indianola High
School in 1947 and Eastern Illinois University in 1957
with his Master’s Degree. He taught in Arthur Schools
and was principal of Cissna Park and Tuscola Schools.
He was superintendent of the Tuscola Community School
District #301 from Sept. 27, 1967 until July 1988. He
was a life member of the National Education Association.
He was a member of the Douglas County Retired Teachers
Association and the Illinois Retired Teachers. He was
a US Army Veteran having served in the 325th Tank Division
during the Korean War. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan,
Chicago Bears fan and Illini fan. He enjoyed his coffee
hours with his friends and watching TV.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral
Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, with the Rev. Bruce
Baumberger officiating. Graveside services will be held
at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at the Woodlawn Cemetery,
Indianola, with military graveside rites accorded. Memorials
are suggested to: Tuscola Community School District #301
Libraries or Track Programs and Woodlawn Cemetery C/O
Sidell State Bank, 504 North Chicago, Sidell.
Jeffrey S. Hart
Jeffrey S. Hart, 43, of Sidell,
passed away at 10:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the
Department of Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System.
He was born on May 22, 1962, in Danville,
the son of James W. and Susie C. Mills Hart. He married
Debra A. Serpinas on Dec. 17, 1999, in Danville. She survives.
Also surviving: his mother, Susie (David)
Smith of Georgetown; one son, Jonathan David Hart of Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Jay (Laura) Hart of West
Palm Beach, Fla., and a special friend, Doris Madsen of
His father, James Hart, and one brother,
Jerry L. Hart, preceded him in death.
Jeff was a veteran of the United States
Coast Guard, where he served for four years. He graduated
from Catlin High School in 1980. He also graduated from
Broward Co. Community College. Jeff was a police officer
for 10 years in Ft. Lauderdale.
He was a member of the Vermilion Grove
Friends Church. He enjoyed working on his lawn, sports,
his dog, Mitzi, and especially loved being with friends
A celebration of Jeff's life was held
at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at the Vermilion Grove
Friends Church. Officiating was Rev. James Walker. Sunset's
Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the Vermilion
Grove Friends Church. Condolences may be sent to www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Willard Morrison, 90, of Homer, died
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Manor Care in Champaign.
Mr. Morrison was born Oct. 16, 1915,
in Homer, a son of Carl and Edda Krukewitt Morrison. He
married Naomi J. Jones on Nov. 14, 1942, in Homer. She
passed away on Aug. 29, 2005.
Survivors include: one son, Jim (Polly)
Morrison of Winnebago; a granddaughter, Stephanie (Brett)
Freimuth of Winnebago; grandsons, Bradley (Christine)
Morrison of Mount Prospect and Kyle Morrison of Chicago;
great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kaleigh Freimuth of
Winnebago; brother, John (Christine) Morrison of Carlinville;
and sister, Lois Nielsen of Port Habor, Fla.
Mr. Morrison was a graduate of Homer
High School. He was a life-long member of Homer United
Methodist Church where he was a trustee for many years.
He was a member of Vermilion County Farm Bureau.
He was a township committeeman for Farm
Service Agency in Vermilion County for many years and
was a farmer in the Homer area all his life. He was a
Mason for 66 years including a 50-year member of Ogden
Lodge 754 and a member of Homer Lodge 199 and had been
a Past Master. His hobbies included gardening, reading
and small carpentry.
Masonic services and funeral services
were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Kirby Funeral Home
with the Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Burial was in
Davis Cemetery in Fairmount.
Memorials may be made to Homer Rescue
or Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund.
Ilene Charlotte Wax
Ilene Charlotte Wax, 85, of Catlin,
died at 10:59 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at Provena United
Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
Ilene was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Homer,
to Hubert and Charlotte Mae Spitzsmesser Wax.
Survivors include: two sisters, Edna
Miller of Georgetown and Wilmetta (Herman) Feezor of Indianola;
one sister-in-law, Hilma Wax of Mattoon; and several nieces
She was preceded in death by two sisters,
Vada Alcorn and Lorraine Miller, and two brothers, Wayne
and Cletus Wax.
Ilene graduated from Indianola High
School in 1937. She attended Utterback Business College.
She was employed for 45 years with Musebeck Shoe Company
at locations in Danville, Chicago and Oconomowoc, Wis.
She was an avid Cubs and Bears fan.
She enjoyed bowling and won several awards for high games
as well as tournament play. An avid traveler, she enjoyed
her many friends.
She was a member of the Catlin United
Methodist Church and volunteered at Vermilion Manor Nursing
Home with the Strawberry Patch Auxiliary.
She loved to cook and entertain and
enjoyed making Christmas cookies for her friends and family.
Her life was one of love and service to her family and
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 6, at Catlin United Methodist Church with Pastor
Janet Roy officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge
Cemetery, southwest of Allerton. Memorials to the Catlin
United Methodist Church or the Heifer Project affiliated
with the Methodist Church.
Robison Chapel in Catlin handled the
Dalbey, 74, of Fithian, died at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
22, 2005, at Provena USMC Logan Campus-Danville.
Mr. Dalbey was born June 27, 1931 in
Danville, a son of Lowell and Tempa Snyder Dalbey. He
married Helen Cole on July 22, 1951 in Fithian. She survives.
Also surviving: two sons, Steve Dalbey
of Ogden, and Tommy (Kristy) Dalbey of Adel, Ga.; two
daughters, Susan (Terry) Carpenter of Danville, and Judie
(Jay) Puzey of Fairmount; grandchildren, Kelly Douglas,
Brandi Dalbey, Amy Lybarger, Brenda Adolph, Justin Dean,
Joni Puzey, Bobby Williams, Matthew Williams and Kash
Dalbey and great-grandchildren, Cole Mohr and Kaden Douglas.
He was preceded in death by his parents
and one grandson (Tommy Williams).
Mr. Dalbey was a member of Fithian United
Methodist Church where he was a trustee. He was the former
president of Fithian-Muncie-Collison Fire Dept. and the
former President of the Fithian-Muncie School Board. He
was a bank director for the Ogden Bank for 22 years. He
was a member of Vermilion Co. Farm Bureau Bowling League
for several years.
He enjoyed bowling. He was a U of I
sports fan, avid Cardinals and Bears fan. He loved his
family. He was a farmer in the Fithian area all his life.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Nov. 26, at Fithian United Methodist Church,
with Rev. Allen Miller officiating. Burial was in Stearns
Cemetery in Fithian. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Nov.
25, at Kirby Funeral Home in Fithian.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to the Fithian-Muncie-Collison Fire District.
M. Irene Snack, 78, of Sidell, died at 9:30 a.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Vermilion County Manor
Nursing Home, in Danville.
Mrs. Snack was born on January 23, 1927
in Oakwood. A daughter of Joseph M. Durbin and Nancy Jane
Shropshire Durbin. She married Virgil Snack on September
7, 1963 in Danville. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Steven,
of Lafeytte, Ind. Four step-children, Walter Snack of
Orlando Fla., Jinny Lou Walker of St. Cloud, Fla., Judy
Rayburn of Moultrie, Ga., and Cynthia Weagfaff of Kissimmee,
Fla. And a granddaughter, Stephanie Snack.
She was preceded in death by three brothers,
Earl, Gene, Howard, and Ed Durbin, and a sister Marie
Mrs. Snack was a very kind and helpful
member of the Sidell community. She also played
the organ for many funerals and events.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m.
on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at the Sidell United Methodist
Church in Sidell. Rev. Larry Moreau officiated. Burial
will be held at the Allhands Cemetery in Danville.
Visitation was held from 9 to 10 a.m.
on Tuesday at the Church.
Memorials may be made to the donors
Joines-Appleby Funeral Home of Sidell,
was in charge of arrangements.