Rosalea V. Corbin, 85, of Indianola, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Thursday,
Jan. 12, 2006, at her home.
She was born on Sept 27, 1920, in Indianola, the
daughter of Samuel K. and Mabel (Harrell) Van Fleet. On Sept. 25,
1943, she was married to Ross Corbin in Georgetown. He preceded her
in death on Feb. 27, 1967.
She is survived by: her three children, Samuel V.
(Alice) Corbin of Ridge Farm, Ruth White of Catlin and John Ross (the
late Karen) Corbin of Indianola; her grandchildren, Michael White
of Florissant, Mo., Matthew Ross (Lynn) White of Charleston, Kara
Anne (Jay) Lickfett of Irvine, Calif., Connie Sue (Alexis) Ignatiou
of Limassol, Cyprus, Jason Ryan Corbin of Indianola; her step-great-grandson,
Wyatt Lee Snyder of Charleston; her great-grandson, Eli Ross White
of Charleston; a great-granddaughter, Alexandra Nicole White; her
great-grandson, Seth Michael White of Florissant, Mo.; and her sister,
Izel Ann Duff of Indianola. In addition, she is survived by many beloved
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; one brother,
Harrell Van Fleet; two sisters, Glenda Van Fleet and Vera Broods and
a great-granddaughter, Madison Grace White.
She graduated from Indianola High School in 1938.
She loved the outside and nature, working in her yard, gardening and
mushrooming. She made scrapbooks and photo albums for herself and
her six grandchildren. She was an avid fan of the Cubs and the University
of Illinois. Above all, she loved being with her family.
She served as an election judge for many years,
was a member of the First Church of Christ in Georgetown, was a charter
member of the Carroll Township Historical Society and was a member
of the Royal Neighbors of America. She was chosen as one of the outstanding
citizens of Indianola in 1992.
A celebration of Rosalea's life was at 10 a.m. January
16, 2006, at Sunset1s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Janet Roy officiated. Visitation was 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15,
at the funeral home. She was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. Condolences
may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Gary Lane, 75, of Bloomington, died Saturday (Jan. 14, 2006) at Bloomington
Mr. Lane was born on Feb. 19, 1930, in French Lick,
Ind., to Charles C. and Thelma Lane. At the age of two he moved to
Sidell with his parents, who published the Sidell Journal for 50 years.
He received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College,
and his Masters and Ph.D. from Kansas University, graduating in 1958.
As a graduate student, he traveled on a Fulbright Fellowship to Tasmania.
Gary was on the faculty of UCLA from 1959 to 1973,
specializing in the paleontology of crinoids, and spending a year
in Ireland in 1971-1972, supported by a Fulbright Fellowship. He came
to IU as a full professor in 1973, chaired the Geology department
from 1984 to 1987 and retired in 1995.
Even in retirement Gary kept active, teaching many
Honors courses and continuing his research.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary, his
son Charles Lane and his wife Joyce of West Chester, Pa., his daughter
Ann McCandless and her husband Garry of Jeffersonville, Ind., his
daughter Susan Lane and her husband Anthony Casebeer of Louisville,
Ky., and grandchildren Aurora E. and David G. Lane of West Chester,
Pa., and Mary L. McCandless of Jeffersonville, Ind., and his sister
Judy Waterman and her husband, Norton, of Louisville, Ky.
Services will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church
at 10 a.m. Thursday, with burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Paleontology 2000 Fund
(please mark donations as being for the ŒTreatise1), KU Endowment,
PO Box 928 Lawrence, Kan. 66044; St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E.
17th St, Bloomington 47408; or Mother Hubbard Cupboard, PO Box 2531,
Bloomington, Ind. 47402.
Madison Dean Baird, 75, of Paris, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Saturday,
(Jan. 7) 2006 at his residence.
Mr. Baird was born on Feb. 22, 1930, in Indianola, the son of Orval
N. and Irene H. (Minnick) Baird. Both his parents preceded him in
death. On Aug. 28, 1954, Dean married Laura E. Rumple at the Hopewell
Friends Church in Indiana. Laura survives and resides in Paris.
Dean will be missed by his wife, Laura, of 51 years and his son, Madison
W. Baird of Kirkwood, Mo. Also surviving are his three brothers, Jack
(Mary) Baird of Indianola, Donald L. Baird of Indianola and Carrolle
(Sara) Baird of Indianola, as well as his two sisters, Arsellia Collins
of Indianola and Mina (John) Bowers of Paris.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, his six brothers, two sisters
and one infant son.
Dean was an Indianola High School graduate and attended Danville Area
Community College. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany after
WWII. He was honorably discharged and began working for the railroad.
He was employed with various railroad companies, including: C&EI,
Missouri-Pacific and Union-Pacific, retiring from the railroad in
1992. He was also employed with the Jefferson County Printing Co.
for the DeSoto, Mo., newspaper. Dean was a member of the Georgetown
Community of Christ and a member of the Paris American Legion. He
enjoyed fishing, mushrooming and picking berries, as well as being
with his family.
A celebration of the life was Jan. 10 at the Georgetown Community
of Christ. Elder Alex (Margeva) Lakebrink conducted the service. Final
resting place was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola. Sunset’s
Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given in Dean’s name to the Georgetown
Community of Christ. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family
Della Mae Cox Kees, 84, of Georgetown, died at 3:32 p.m. Monday, Jan.
9, 2006, at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure
Funeral Home, 200 E. West St., Georgetown. The Rev. Leon Korb will
officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the
Mrs. Kees was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Hildreth, a daughter of Frank
and Eliza Maybelle Green Cox. She married Joseph Edwin Kees on Aug.
1, 1940. He died May 24, 1995.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Michael Kees and John Richard Kees,
both of Catlin; a daughter, Judith Ann Stark of Hoopeston; two brothers,
Arley Raymond Cox of Muskegon, Mich., and Eric Eugene Cox of Onalaska,
Wis.; a sister, Alice Marie Hall of Westville; eight grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Mrs. Kees graduated from Sidell High School attended certified nurse
assistant school and was a caregiver to many people. She worked at
Peterson Filling Company for 25 years. She was a member of Presbyterian
Church in Georgetown, a Cub Scout den mother and a matron of Beulah
Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 157 in Ridge Farm.
Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church of Georgetown. Condolences
Raymond Place, 85, of Fairmount, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3,
2006, at Heritage Manor in Champaign.
He had farmed the family farm for over 60 years before his retirement
A private family graveside service was Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, with
burial in GAR Cemetery in Homer. Carrington Funeral Home in Fairmount
was in charge of arrangements.
RAMONA A. WAX
Ramona A. Wax, 81, of Newman died at 4:10 a.m. Monday (Jan. 9, 2006)
at the Newman Health Care Center in Newman.
Mrs. Wax was born on Jan. 18, 1924 in Newman, a daughter of William
Jesse Kelm and Myrtel Lawrence Kelm. She married William A. Wax on
Sept. 27, 1941 in St. Charles, Mo. He preceded her in death on March
8, 1990. Mrs. Wax was also preceded by a daughter Mary Jewel Edwards
and a sister, Rosella Kelm Coffey.
She is survived by four children: a son, David (Janet) Wax of Allerton,
and three daughters: Christie A. Smith of Riverton, Martha (Larry)
Malloy of Decatur, and Judy (JF) Hendley of Newman; 11 grandchildren,
Mrs. Wax was a member of the Newman United Methodist Church and a
graduate of Newman High School where she was Valedictorian in 1940.
She also helped work on the farm and at the Newman Variety store many
A memorial service was held at Joines-Appleby Funeral Home in Newman.
Pastor Sandi Hire officiated. Memorials may be made to the donor’s
choice. Joines Appleby Funeral Home in Newman is in charge of arrangements.
June Ahern, 80, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.,
formerly of Sidell, died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville,
Fla., on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005.
Mrs. Ahern married Bill Ahern in Feb. 1945, in Danville. He preceded
her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Frank (Gayle) Ahern of Gainesville,
Fla., Larry (Karen) Ahern of Bainbridge Island, Wash., David Ahern
of Clarksdale, Ariz., a daughter, Cara Ahern of Jacksonville, Fla.,
a brother, Harold (Linda) Ware of Sidell, a sister, Aileene (Phil)
Swinford of Sidell, 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother,
and a nephew.
Mrs. Ahern graduated from Sidell High School in 1943. She was a devoted
wife and mother. After raising her children, she received a degree
in Interior Design from Jacksonville College and received her Florida
Real Estate license. Mrs. Ahern retired from Stockton Realty Group
of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in June of 2005. She had been very successful
in real estate and received several awards as realtor of the year.
Mrs. Ahern was a member of the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
A Memorial Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, Dec. 30,
2005 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte
Vedra Beach, Fla.
GORDON BAIRD ALMY
Gordon Baird Almy, 86, of Indianola, was granted peace by his Lord
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at the Pleasant Meadows Christian Village
Mr. Almy was born on June 8, 1919, on a farm west of Georgetown, the
son of William and Florence (Baird) Almy. Both parents preceded him
On Sept. 5, 1937, Gordon married Dorothy Daisy Foyer. They made their
home and raised their family on a farm east of Indianola where he
operated a grain and livestock farm, including Angus cattle.
Gordon is survived by his wife Dorothy; his two daughters, Winifred
(Ken) Beers of Indianola and Dorothy Zimmer of Yorkville; his son,
David (Connie) Almy of Indianola; his foster daughter, Mary Copeland
of Rantoul; his brother, Robert Almy of Cayuga, Ind.; his sister,
Jean Miller of Boulder, Colo.; his eight grandchildren, Christine
(Don) Foster of Newark, Cheryl Taylor of Damascus, Md., Kevin (Chandra)
Taylor of Indianola, Scott Zimmer of Riverside, Traci (Mike) Ehrenhofer
of Round Lake Heights, Heather (Aaron) Venn of Algonquin, Heidi (Mike)
Goeting of Buffalo Grove, and Hope Almy of Morehead City, N.C.; his
12 great-grandchildren, Stephanie Foster and Don (Season) Foster,
Christopher and Megan Alburger, Gabriel, Jonathan, and Kimberly Taylor,
Justin, Nathan, and Ethan Ehrenhofer, Jason and Tyler Goetting; and
his two great-great-grandchildren, Emma and Zachary Foster.
He was preceded in death by his two sons, Gordon Jr. and Donald Almy,
and one sister, Lois Goodmiller.
Gordon graduated from Georgetown High School, and both he and Dorothy
were members of the Indianola Baptist Church and taught the high school
Sunday school class for several years. Later they became members of
the Indianola Methodist Church where he served as board member, Sunday
school superintendent, and adult Sunday school class teacher.
Gordon was very interested in his community and neighbors. He always
tried to help anyone that he knew was in need and greatly appreciated
those who later helped him. He was a member of the Indianola Grade
School Board, the Indianola Historical Board, and the planning committee
for the Indianola Sesquicentennial. Gordon also served as president
of the Lions Club, as well as being a Mason and a Shriner.
A celebration of Gordon’s life was held Friday, Dec. 23, 2005
at the Indianola Methodist Church. Officiating was Pastor Ed Long
and Pastor Jarred Wells. He was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery
in Indianola. Visitation was Dec. 22 at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure
Funeral Home in Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
memorial donations made in Gordon’s name to the Indianola United
Funeral services for Angel M. Marrow, 22, of Indianola will be at
10 a.m. Saturday at Robison Chapel, 103 Douglas St., in Catlin. The
Rev. Larry Moreau will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery,
Danville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
Ms. Marrow died at 10:37 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 1, 2006) at Carle Foundation
Hospital in Urbana.
She was born March 28, 1983, in Danville, a daughter of John W. and
Donna Weaver Marrow.
Survivors include her parents of Indianola; a son, Alec William of
Indianola; two sisters, Kayla Marrow and Kelly Marrow, both of Indianola;
her paternal grandfather, Richard L. Marrow, Sr. of Westville; and
her maternal grandparents, Steve and Geraldine Harris of Florida and
Jimmy and Aletha Weaver of Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and her paternal grandmother.
Ms. Marrow was a 2001 graduate of Jamaica High School. She graduated
from Illinois Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in
criminal law and was pursuing her master’s degree in criminal
law and justice administration. She was a pharmacy technician at Osco
Pharmacy in Danville. Memorials may be made to an organization of
the donor’s choice.
SHARRON E. STIBBS
Sharon E. Stibbs (Mrs. Clayburn) of Arley,
Ala., formerly Oakwood, passed away at age 59 on Friday (Feb. 17,
2006), at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center in Birmingham,
Mrs. Stibbs was born on Jan. 1, 1947, in Jefferson
County, Ala., the daughter of Joseph A. and Hazel (Leighton) Weathers.
On July 15, 1986, Sharron married Gary Stibbs in Las Vegas, Nev. He
resides in Alabama and will miss her dearly.
Sharron leaves behind her husband, Gary; her mother,
Hazel, her three sons, Robert L. (Traci) Darnell of Indianola; Garrett
Michael Stibbs and his friend, Ann, of Oakwood, and Richard Darnell
of Indiana; and her daughter, Carla Spencer of New Mexico.
Sharron also is survived by her two brothers, Joseph
L. (Kathy) Weathers of Danville and Michael S. (Wendy) Weathers of
Utah, and her two sisters, Gwendolyn M. Kitchens of Danville and Lura
A. (Russell) Rose of Georgetown. Sharron's nine grandchildren, Tyler
L. Darnell, Rileigh R. Darnell, Kierstyn A. Stibbs, Emily M. McCrone,
Andy M. Clayburn, Jonathan R. Clayburn, Kaylyn Clayburn, Brenda Spencer,
David Spencer and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives in Alabama
will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joe, and
her son, Jackie Clayburn.
Mrs. Stibbs achieved several degrees during her
lifetime including an associate's degree from Danville Area Community
College and was co-valedictorian of her graduating class. During her
years at DACC, Sharron was named to the president's list for
outstanding scholastic achievements several times. She was elected
to the "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior colleges"
and initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity.
After junior college, Sharron graduated with honors from Eastern Illinois
University with a bachelor's of science degree in education and furthered
her studies by obtaining a master's degree in education from the University
During her educational career, Sharron went from
school teacher to school principal, retiring from the Jamaica Schools
at the end of the 2003-04 school year. She obtained numerous awards
and honors throughout her tenure, including The Council for Exceptional
Children 1989-1990, The Golden Ruler Award 1991 and other outstanding
Sharron enjoyed the science of genealogy, scrapbooking,
boating, fishing, camping, gardening and making craft projects. She
will be missed by her former students, co-workers and friends.
Per Sharron's wishes, her body was cremated. A memorial
visitation for her and her family will be held at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure
Funeral Home, Georgetown, from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 with a memorial
vigil to immediately follow. Memorial donations may be made in Sharron's
name to an educational program of choice. E-mail condolences may
be sent to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Donald Lee High, born to Havanna and William High on Jan. 5, 1929,
left his cherished planet on Feb. 8, 2006.
Don started his life1s journey in Sidell, and loved
the cornfields and country of the Wabash/state line area while attending
Ridge Farm grade and high schools. Upon his high school graduation,
Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving worldwide on a peace tour mission
on the USS Toledo. After his honorable discharge, he moved back to
Ridge Farm, joining the GM plant in Danville.
Soon after he fell in love with Naida Rae Bush;
they were married and raised two daughters, Nadonna and Pamela. Don
went into the insurance business in the late '50's, taught Sunday
school and became a member of the Lions Club and the Shriners. In
the mid-1960's, Don moved his family to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he
sold for New York Life and later the Arizona Liquor Distributor Company.
DL was a gifted storyteller and lover of life and
during his retirement, was encouraged to put his life1s adventures
in writing. Several of his short works an a book, "Dear Master
David," were published. After the loss of his loving wife, Naida,
Don joined a Ridge Farm High School reunion where he was reacquainted
with a high school sweetheart, Mary Paulin. They were married and
split their time between Arizona and Indiana, traveling and enjoying
life. Both traveled and celebrated Don's philosophy of life: Live
life to its fullest.
A memorial service will be held March 11 at the
United Methodist Church in Ridge Farm.
Norma Marie Wright, 86, of Georgetown, passed away
at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2006) at Provena United Samaritans
Medical Center in Danville.
Norma was born on Jan. 21, 1920, in Hurley, Wis.,
the daughter of Donald E. and Goldie L. (Dabec) Welch. She married
Roscoe C. Wright on March 18, 1945, in Danville.
She is survived by one son, Donald "Mike"
(Julie) Wright of Georgetown; two daughters, Claudia (Dan) Lewis of
Spring Valley, and Teresa (Tom) Selby of Covington, Ind.; two sisters-in-law,
Alice Hockett of Danville and Clyo Wright of Fairmount; five grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband and one brother
Norma graduated from high school in Wisconsin. Afterwards,
she attended three years of government schooling and worked in an
insurance office in Georgetown many years, until she retired.
Norma enjoyed spending time outdoors, ceramics,
playing cards and going to her grandkids' sporting events. She was
a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
A celebration of life memorial service was held
Feb. 3 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, with
Father Dave Erickson officiating.
E-mail condolences may be sent to www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Daisy Almy, 87,
of Indianola, was reunited with her husband of 68 years on Jan. 28,
She was born on Jan. 19, 1919, in Newell, Ohio,
the daughter of Anna and Joseph Foyer. The family followed the coal
mining jobs to Illinois when she was a teenager. She met her future
husband while attending Georgetown High School.
On Sept. 5, 1937, she married Gordon Baird Almy.
They made their home and raised their family on a farm east of Indianola.
Dorothy and Gordon were members of the Indianola
Baptist Church and taught the high school Sunday school class for
several years. Later, they became members of the Indianola United
Methodist Church where she served as board member, Sunday School and
Bible School superintendent, Sunday School teacher, member of the
United Methodist Women and choir director.
Dorothy was quite active in the community through
membership in the Order of the Eastern Star, Home Bureau, Lionesses
and volunteering at Lake View Memorial Hospital. She was also active
in 4-H on the local and county level.
Dorothy enjoyed hobbies and crafts, including sewing,
knitting, quilting, and crocheting. Her greatest joy was her family,
especially the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec.
20, 2005; two sons, Gordon Jr. and Donald; four sisters and six brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Winifred (Ken)
Beers of Indianola, and Dorothy Zimmer of Plano; a son, David (Connie)
of Indianola; and a foster daughter, Mary Copeland of Rantoul. Also
surviving are eight grandchildren, including Christine (Don) Foster
of Newark; Cheryl Taylor of Damascus, Md.; Kevin (Chandra) Taylor
of Indianola; Scott Zimmer of Riverside; Traci (Mike) Ehrenhofer of
Round Lake Heights; Heather (Aaron) Venn of Algonquin; Heidi (Mike)
Goetting of Buffalo Grove; and Hope Almy of Morehead City, N.C.; 12
great-grandchildren; Stephanie and Don (Season) Foster, Christopher
McFadden and Megan Alburger, Gabriel, Jonathon, and Kimberly Taylor,
Justin, Nathan, and Ethan Ehrenhofer, Jason and Tyler Goetting and
two great-great-grandchildren, Emma and Zachary Foster.
Visitation was Jan. 31 at Sunset1s Houghton-Leasure
Funeral Home. Funeral services were Feb. 1, at the Indianola United
Methodist Church, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to
the Indianola United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to
the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Viola Swinford of Benton, Ky., formerly of Sidell,
died Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2006) in Benton.
A graveside service will be held Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.
at Fairview Cemetery, Sidell. Joines-Appleby Funeral Home will handle
Viola was born Nov. 14, 1915 in Lawrence County,
Ill. to Edward and Amanda Arnold Harrold. She married Jim Swinford
of Sidell in 1933. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara (Bob) Wagnon
of Fresno, Calif. and Sara Sue (Harry) Patton of Benton, Ky., eight
grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Viola worked in Sidell stores for 33 years, for
Charles Jordan Drug Store and Courson1s Department Store, retiring
from Courson1s in 1977. She moved to Benton in 1989.
Viola was a longtime member of the First Baptist
Church of Sidell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given the Sidell
F. (Thompson) Chapman
Mabel F. (Thompson) Chapman, 92, of Georgetown,
went to be with her Lord at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 22,
2006, while residing at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village in
She was born on Jan. 6, 1914, in Indianola,
the daughter of Leonard and Nancy 3Nannie2 (Cope) Thompson.
Both her parents preceded her in death. On July 9, 1938, Mabel
was united in marriage to Harold Chapman in Crown Point, Ind.
He preceded her in death in October 1984, after 47 years together.
Preceding her in death were her brother, Glen
Thompson, her three sisters, Wilma Williams, Barbara Blatteau
and Helen Hepburn.
Mabel will be missed by her daughter, Susan
(Ronald) Mills of Odessa, Mo.; her granddaughter, Seritte Mills;
her two brothers, Donald (Betty) Thompson of Michigan and Hugh
(Rebecca) Thompson of Texas; her several dearly loved nieces,
nephews and her dearly loved great-great niece, Amanda; her
sisters-in-law; and several special friends that have touched
Mabel's life throughout the years.
Mabel was a 1931 Indianola High School graduate.
She was a member of the Georgetown Friends Meeting and the USFW,
and she enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling and helping with church
functions. She especially cherished time spent with her family
A celebration of Mabel's life was held March
25, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Pastor Jerry Vincent officiated. She was laid to rest in Woodlawn
Cemetery in Indianola. Memorial
donations may be made in Mabel's name to Georgetown Friends
Meeting and/or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences
may be sent to www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Dale Fay Rosnett, 82, of Tilton, passed away at 8:53 a.m. Friday,
March 17, 2006, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Illiana
Health Care System.
Mr. Rosnett was born March 30, 1923, in Fairmount,
the son of Guy and Pearl Delaney Rosnett. He married Clara Sands
in June 1960. She died in 1997.
He is survived by: a daughter, Pat Abernathy
of Tilton; two sons, Greg Rosnett of Danville and Brian (Andrea)
Rosnett of Hillsdale, Ind.; four daughters, Dorothy (Steve)
Danko of Catlin, Sandra Hathway and Patty (Donald) Ramsey of
Walker, La., Becky (Chuck) Fuqua of Denham Springs, La.; 16
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nellie
Howe of Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and
Dale served in the U.S. Army during World
War II. He was employed as a truck driver for Hires Trucking
and retired in 1986 from Central Transport. He was a member
of the Teamsters Local 26. He enjoyed gardening and spending
time with his family and friends.
Graveside services were March 22 at the Davis
Cemetery, Fairmount with the Rev. Dave Garver officiating. Carrington
Funeral Home of Fairmount coordinated the service.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Caralena Dungan, 55, of Danville died Sunday,
March 5, 2006.
Born September 10, 1950, to parents Douglas
and Ella Mae (Evans) Hamm. She married Michael Dungan on June
26, 1971. He survives.
Survivors also include her parents; a daughter,
Jessica Dungan of Danville; a brother, Glen (Carol) Hamm of
Sheridan; a sister, Sandy (Jim) Brown of Willow Springs; and
a grandson, Bradyn Kirts. As well as her nieces Michelle
Hamm, Ella Brown Dunn, Caralee Brown and nephews, Doug Hamm
and Justin Brown. Great nieces, Erin Hamm, Megan Hamm and Zoi
Dunn, and nephew Mitchell Hamm. She also leaves behind her dear
friend Brenda High.
Mrs. Dungan graduated from Oakwood High School
in 1968. She taught and later managed the Danville Beauty School,
a profession she thoroughly enjoyed with many students whom
she loved dearly. Most recently she was employed as the office
manager at Culligan Water Conditioning and loved her customers
and co-workers. In her spare time she loved attending her craft
class, watching the Illini basketball team, but most of all
spending time with her beloved grandson, Bradyn.
She was a selfless and kindhearted soul who
touched everyone she was around. She lived her life always concerned
with the needs of others, she taught her family compassion,
faith and forgiveness. She will be sadly missed.
Mass of Christian Burial for Caralena Dungan
was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Holy Family Church
with Father Ted Pracz as celebrant. Burial was in Sunset Memorial
Park. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2006
at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent
in Caralena's memory to a trust for her grandson, Bradyn, at
First Midwest Bank.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family
Charles E. Poyner, 68, well known Catlin area resident
and former manager of the Farmer’s Elevator at Jamaica
for over 25 years, passed away at 7:13 a.m. Thursday, April
20, 2006, at his home.
Charles was born Dec. 5, 1937, in Milford, to Erton and
Mildred Kitterman Poyner. He married Donna Chesnut Dec. 30,
1955, in Potomac. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
She survives as well as: three sons, Harold (Chris) Poyner of
Lizton, Ind., Kevin (Sylvia) Poyner of Sachse, Texas, and Scott
(Sue) Poyner of Danville; one daughter, Kim (Rick) Gill of Avon,
Ind.; two brothers, Gene (Bernice) Poyner of Collison, and Richard
Poyner of Gifford; four sisters, Gladys (Jim) Bates of Penfield,
Norma (Dale) Reynolds of Gifford, Peg (Tom) Park of Penfield
and Linda (Tim) Glazik of Penfield; nine grandchildren and two
step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.
Mr. Poyner served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member
of the Dornblaser American Legion at Georgetown, the former
Fairmount Lions Club and Sidell United Methodist Church. He
was an accomplished vocalist and enjoyed fishing and attending
the activities and track meets of his grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, at the
Sidell United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Moreau officiating.
Burial was in Collison Cemetery at Collison. Visitation was
from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at the Sidell United Methodist
Church. Memorials can be made to Sidell United Methodist Church.
Robison Chapel in Catlin assisted the Poyner family.
Herbert Raymond Carico
Carico, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Champaign, passed
away at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Hospice House
He was born June 12, 1918 in Ridge Farm, the son of Crocket
John and Nora Hall Carico. He married Patricia Ann Baume in
1944 in Chicago. She survives. Other survivors include two sons,
Jeffery Carico of Bradenton, Fla., and Ted (Judy) Carico of
Mahomet; one daughter, Karen Carico of Sarasota, Fla. Two granddaughters,
Erika Marie and Sara Lynn; one brother, Dale (Virginia) Carico
of Chrisman. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers
and five sisters.
Herbert graduated from Sidell High School in 1938 and
from Worsham College in 1940. He served in the Army from 1941-1945.
He worked at Conner Company for 20 years and retired in 1980.
Herbert enjoyed playing golf and cards.
Memorial donations may be made in Herbert’s name
to the Sarasota Patient Care Foundation, 1921 Waldemere St.
#107, Sarasota, FL 34239.
Eldon O. Gourley
Rev. Eldon O. Gourley, 92, of Mattoon, died at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday (April 15, 2006) at Mattoon Health Care Center.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at
St. James United Methodist Church in Danville. Visitation will
be 10:30-12:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral at the church.
Rev. Owen R. Fitzgerald and Rev. Kenneth Cox will officiate.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Sidell.
Rev. Gourley was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Graves County,
Ky., the son of Artie T. and Maude Wilkerson Gourley. He married
Essie Virginia Davis on June 17, 1938. She survives.
He is also survived by four sons, Eldon D. (Sandra) Gourley
of Mattoon, Randall E. Gourley of Texas, Gary W. (Linda) Gourley
of Danville and John R. (Joyce) Gourley of Georgetown; two daughters,
Mava E (Daniel) Rogers of Ellettsville, Ind., and Eldina Rogiers
of Danville; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by two daughters, Nancy Harlan and Berdenia
Rev. Gourley received his master of theology from Ashbury
College and Seminary in 1950. He served as a Methodist minister
at Glendale and Pimento, Ind., and Sidell, Danville and Centralia,
Ill., for a total of 37 years.
Lakeside-Barrick Funeral Chapel in Danville is in charge
of arrangements. Memorials may be made to a United Methodist
Church or donor’s choice.
Gerald Wayne McCool, 67, of Indianola died at 11:33 a.m.
Sunday (April 16, 2006) at home.
Mr. McCool was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Ridge Farm, a son
of William and Dellon Ritter McCool.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Wayne McCool; a daughter;
a brother, Donnie McCool of Indianola; a sister, Patty Caudill
of Danville. He was preceded in death by his parents, three
brothers and a sister.
Mr. McCool enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and working
Graveside services were April 19 at Woodlawn Cemetery,
Indianola. Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown,
was in charge of arrangements. Condolences at sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Charlotte Louise Smith, 69, of Allerton, formerly of
Chrisman, died at 11:55 a.m. Monday (April 3, 2006) at Pleasant
Meadows Christian Village in Chrisman.
Graveside services were April 6 at the Young America Cemetery
in Hume. Marvin Smith officiated.
Mrs. Smith was born in Danville Aug. 20, 1936, a daughter
of Marion and Olive Lancaster Cook. She married Eugene Smith
on Aug. 19, 1956 in Hume. He survives. Also surviving are two
children, Raymond Smith of Allerton, and Debra Beeson of Tuscola;
one sister, Carolyn Baker of Jacksonville; a grandson; two stepgrandchildren.
Mrs. Smith graduated from Georgetown High School in 1954
and attended Eastern Illinois University where she met her husband
of nearly 50 years. They lived in rural Chrisman and farmed
for 45 years. She was a member of the Hume Christian Church
in Hume. She also attended the Metcalf Christian Church and
the Allerton United Methodist church.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, helping on the
farm, and being a homemaker. They participated in the Senior
Citizens Group in Allerton.
Donations may be made to the Hume Christian Church or Allerton
United Methodist Church. Joines-Appleby Funeral Home was in
Frank N. Moore, 87, of Sidell died at 10:45 p.m.,
Monday, April 10, 2006, at the Paris Health Care Center in Paris.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m.
at the Fairview Cemetery, Sidell. Craig Roller will officiate.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m.
at the Joines-Appleby Funeral Home in Newman.
Mr. Moore was born on Oct. 25, 1918 in Noblesville,
Ind., a son of George Moore and Golda Burton Moore. He married
Madonna Miller on Nov. 9, 1947 in Bloomington, Ind. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, a son, Scott B.
Moore, of Springfield, and a daughter, Debra Lynne (Bill) Lyons,
of Sidell. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Moore was a member of the Masonic Scottish
Rights as well as a World War II Veteran, where he served in
the medical core. He retired from the Department of Public Health.
Joines-Appleby Funeral Home of Sidell is in charge of
Dennis Dale Dixon, 60, of Perrysville, died at 4:15 p.m.,
Saturday (April 8, 2006) at home.
Mr. Dixon was a police officer at Indianola, Newman,
Belgium, Ridge Farm, Lovington and New Richmond, Ind. He also
was a truck driver for many years. He was born in Gary, Ind.,
April 12, 1945, the son of Dale and Grace Cravens Dixon. He
attended Horace Mann High School in Gary and served in the Army
in 1963. Mr. Dixon resided in Perrysville 15 years, and formerly
lived at Lovington and Ridge Farm. He attended the United Methodist
Church, was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Walter Hoyt
Post 350 American Legion and a former member of Lovington Masonic
Surviving are six children, Dale Lee (Michelle) Dixon,
Daytona Beach, Fla., Dwayne (Jennifer) Dixon of Perrysville,
Denise Dixon of Okeechobee, Fla., Meagan Dixon of Durango, Colo.,
Nancy Renee Dixon and David Lee Dixon, both of Perrysville;
a sister, Elaine Dixon, Danville; a brother, Gregory Dean (Cary)
Dixon, Tuscola; a special friend, Sally Dixon, Silverwood; eight
His parents and an infant son, Dennis Allen, preceded
him in death.
Services were at Shelby Funeral Home in Covington
April 12, burial followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery with military
services by the American Legion.
LOWELL C. WHITE
Reverend Lowell C. White, 85, of Springfield died at
2:45 p.m. Friday (April 7, 2006) at Lewis Memorial Christian
Rev. White was born on Sept. 14, 1920 in Newton, Il.,
the son of Preston A. and Elva Merl Layman White. He married
Edna M. Woods on September 16, 1939. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tressa (Wolf D.) Bischof
of Salzburg, Austria, and Linda K. (Tom) Dillon of Springfield;
five sons, Edward L. (Phena) White and Gary M. (Ellen) White
both of Springfield, Loren Keith (Bonnie) White of Florida,
Jerry Lee (Debbie) White of Carrollton, Tx., and R. Dale (Gail)
White of Niantic; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren;
one sister, Hazel (Rev. Delmer) Redmon of Willow Hill; and several
neices, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Rev. White was a Methodist Minister for 35 years
serving churches in Humboldt, Macon, Chrisman, Pleasant Plains,
Buffalo, Mechanicsburg, Emden-Hartsburg, Sidell and Fairmount.
He retired from the Sidell United Methodist Church in 1983.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church
Great River’s Conference and the United Methodist Men’s
He was a resident of Springfield since 1990, previously
of Willow Hill.
Visitation was 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2006,
at Staab Funeral Home. The
funeral was at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Staab
Funeral Home with Jerry White officiating.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday,
April, 13, 2006, at the Mound Cemetery, Willow Hill, Il.
Memorials may be made to the Preacher’s Aid
Society of United Methodist Church, PO Box 19207 Springfield,
Virgil Royce Snack, 83, of Sidell died at 10:50 a.m.,
Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Provena United Samaritan Medical
Center in Danville. Funeral services will be held on Friday,
April 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Sidell United Methodist Church
in Sidell, the Rev. Larry Moreau will officiate.
Burial will be held at the Allhands Cemetery in Danville. Visitation
will be held from 9-10 on Friday at the Church.
Mr. Snack was born on Sept. 4, 1922 in Sidell. A son
of Earl Snack and Dorothy Greenwood Snack, he married May Irene
Durbin on Sept. 7, 1962 in Danville. She preceded him in death
on Nov. 26, 2005.
Virgil is survived by two sons, Steven Snack of Lafayette, Ind.,
and Walter Snack of Orlando, Fla., three daughters Jinny Lou
Walker of St. Cloud, Fla., Judy Rayburn of Moultrie, Ga., and
Cynthia Weagraff of Kissimmee, Fla. Six grandchildren, five
great grandchildren. A brother, Bill Snack, of Saginaw, Mich.,
and three sisters, Edna Ferling of Fithian, Marden Jones of
Danville, and Millie Hilton of Bakersfield, Calif.
Mr. Snack was a Veteran of World War II where he served
on the front lines in Germany. He was a member of the Ozarks
Club. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Joines-Appleby
Funeral Home of Sidell is in charge of arrangements.
Mark E. Conaway, 78, of Fairmount, passed away
at 8:49 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2006, at Provena United Samaritans Medical
Mark was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Fairmount, to Floyd
and Hazel Conaway. He married Marjorie Higgins. She passed away in
1968. He later married Betty Robertson. She survives.
Also surviving are four stepsons, Jim Higgins of
Texas, Stephen (Debbie) Robertson of Danville, Donald (Brenda) Robertson
of Danville and David Robertson of State Line, Ind.; six stepdaughters:
Dona (Ronald) Gissel of San Dimas, Calif., Verna (Junior) Bennett
of Fairmount, Mary Lou (Dan) Todd of Sidell, Teresa Evans of Williamsport,
Ind., Kelly (Todd) Wilson of Highland, Ind., and Janet Abbott of Hemet,
Calif.; one sister, Mildred Chandler of Hawthorne, Fla.; one brother,
Jim (Marlene) Conaway of Middleburg, Fla.; 25 stepgrandchildren and
Mr. Conaway was also preceded by one stepson, William
Higgins, and one stepgreat-grandson, Andrew McNew.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He had worked for the Illinois Highway Department as a landscaper.
He was past commander of the former Fred C. Kidd American Legion Post
of Fairmount and was a current member of the Catlin American Legion.
He was active on the Legion Funeral Detail and sold poppies on Poppy
Day and helped with flag marking on Veterans1 graves on Memorial Day.
Mr. Conaway assisted in the construction of the
Fairmount War Memorial and served on the Fairmount Village Board.
He enjoyed singing and picking berries. He was an avid Cardinal1s
fan, as well as Illini fan.
Funeral services: were today (Thursday) May 18,
at 10 a.m. at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating.
Burial with military honors from Catlin American Legion will follow
in Davis Cemetery, west of Fairmount.
Memorials in Mark1s memory to Catlin American Legion
or Juvenile Diabetes c/o Robison Chapel.
Mr. Herman Winfred Liles Jr
Mr. Herman Winfred Liles Jr., age 61, of
Sidell, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at
North Logan Healthcare Center in Danville at 7:45 a.m.
Mr. Liles was born Jan. 1, 1945 in Coalfield, Tenn.
to Herman Winfred Liles Sr. and Thelma Josephine (Turner) Liles. He
married Stella Mae Haggard on April 5, 1976 in Paris, Illinois. Mr.
Liles worked in farming in the Tab and Pence areas of Indiana, at
Harrison Steel, and worked 22 years as a U.M.W.A. coal miner in Murdock.
He was a member of the Metcalf Christian Church,
the Westville Sportsmen1s Club, and the NRA. He loved fishing, guns,
his grandchildren, and his companion dog, Blue Ghost.
Mr. Liles is survived by his wife of 30 years, Stella
Liles of Sidell; two daughters, Judy Leah Liles Edwards (Shayne May)
of Champaign and Amanda Jo Liles (Brendt Reese) of Sidell; one son,
Tommy Alan Liles of Fithian; five brothers; five sisters; two grandsons,
Tyler and Taylor Liles; two granddaughters, Haven and Sada Reese.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one grandson,
A graveside service was held Monday, May 15, 2006
at Riverside Cemetery in Attica, Ind., with Pastor Don Pruiett officiating.
Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman was in charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be made to the Metcalf Christian Church building fund
Lowell R. Puzey, 86, well known Fairmount farmer and partner
in the former Puzey Brothers of Fairmount, passed away at 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 2006, at North Logan Health Care in Danville.
Mr. Puzey was born March 24, 1920, in Jamaica, to Fay and Florence
Hodgson Puzey. He married Lorena Ford Jan. 3, 1948, in Paoli, Pa.
She preceded him in death. Survivors include: one daughter, Diane
Boyette of Fairmount; one brother, Dean Puzey of Indianola; and one
sister, Ruth Brueske of Minneapolis, Minn. Lowell also was preceded
by two brothers, Lloyd and Marvin.
Mr. Puzey served as an aviation machinist in the U.S. Navy
in World War II. He farmed in the Fairmount area and was a member
of the Fairmount United Methodist Church and former Fairmount American
Legion. He was active with Wickliff Bible Institute and bible translators.
He enjoyed woodworking and mission trips to South America and supplied
farm machinery to missionaries.
Visitation was May 2, from 4-7 p.m., at Robison Chapel in Catlin.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. May 3, at Fairmount United Methodist
Church with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Burial was at Davis Cemetery,
west of Fairmount. Catlin’s Davis-Busby American Legion provided
military honors at the cemetery. Memorials to Wickliff Bible Institute
c/o Robison Chapel.
George D. “Ike” Isenhower of Hot Springs,
Ark., passed away Sunday, June 25, 2006, in Hot Springs.
He was born Sept., 1917, at Catlin, Ill. His parents,
now deceased, were Elza and Grace Isenhower, and stepmother, Mary
Elizabeth Isenhower.The family moved to a farm in 1929 located near
Fairmount, Ill. He graduated from Fairmount High School in 1935. He
was active in the 4-H Club, the Future Farmers of America and sports.
At the age of 22, he married and had a farming operation
of his own. The last ten years he farmed, the entire operation
was devoted to the production
f hybrid seed grain for the Trisler Seed Farms near Fairmount. In
1958, he sold his farming operation to become the field representative
of the Vermilion County Production Credit Association. He held this
position for two years and then became vice president of the Illini
Production Credit Association in Carlinville.
In 1965, he became president of the Rock River Production
Credit Association in Dixon. He served as executive secretary, vice
president and president of the Illinois Production Credit Association.
In 1971, due to health problems, he retired to Hot Springs. He worked
at Jordan Olds-Buick and, in 1975, began working for the Hot Springs
Chamber of Commerce.
Isenhower was very active in church, organizations and
community events, earning him awards as Outstanding Citizen.
Surviving are two brothers, Homer of Hot Springs Village
and Marvin of Danville; a sister, Mary Baker of Rossville; a sister-in-law,
Lou Isenhower; and several nephews and nieces. His wife, Beatrice
(Bea) preceded him in death; also, two sisters, Rebecca Price and
Anna Lee Brown; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Isenhower; and a brother-in-law,
Services were held at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot
Springs. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park in Hot Springs. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the youth groups of the
First Methodist Church or the First Christian Church, both in Hot
Springs. Guest register is at http://www.caruth-hale.com.
Suzanne (Marble) McDaniel
Jennifer Suzanne (Marble) McDaniel, 38, of Danville, died at
5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2006, at University of Chicago Hospital,
after an extended battle with leukemia.
Jennifer was born Jan. 29, 1968, in Danville, the daughter
of Robert and Charlene (DeRay) Marble. She married Brian McDaniel
on Oct. 8, 1994. He survives.
Also surviving is a son, Logan Alexander. Other survivors include
her mother and father; a brother, Joshua; her grandparents, Betty
Marble and Maxine Tindall; her in-laws, Keith and Jane McDaniel; and
brother-in-law, Jason McDaniel. She was loved by many special aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.
Jennifer was a 1986 graduate of Oakwood High School and Parkland
Dental College. She worked as a dental hygienist for 18 years. She
was a member of Second Church of Christ and enjoyed helping with Sunday
school. She loved journaling, talking with friends, craft shopping,
antiquing and, most of all, spending time with her family and friends.
A celebration of Jennifer’s life was held Wednesday at
Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial was at Oak Hill
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Logan’s Education Fund.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Myrtle L. Henry, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Paris
Myrtle was born Oct. 5, 1918, in Sampson, Mo., a daughter of Bill
and Nellie (Thomas) Jones. She married William Francis Henry in 1945
in Charleston. He preceded her on April 15, 1985.
Survivors include one son, Bill Henry of Brownville, Tx.; one daughter,
Barbara (Alfred) Bell of Paris; two brothers, Howard Jones of Vurney,
Calif., and James Jones of Sidell; three sisters, Elizabeth Matcousky
of Van Nuys, Calif., Maria Ostrow of New York, N.Y., and Vivian Rollhaus
of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three
great-great-grandchildren, two nieces, Judy Decker and Jeannie Jones,
and four nephews, Jim Jones, Jack Jones, Jeff Jones and Jerry Jones.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, one step-sister, one granddaughter
and one great-grandson.
Myrtle was a homemaker. She enjoyed dancing, bowling, card-playing,
baseball and spending time with her family.
Graveside service was Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Franklin
Cemetery, north of Paris. Burial immediately followed. Visitation
was 9 a.m. until services at Templeton Funeral Home.
JAMES D. ‘JIM DALE’ LATHROP
James D. ‘Jim Dale’ Lathrop, 63, of Danville, passed away
on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center.
Jim was born Nov. 21, 1942, in Danville, the son of James Pierce and
Wilma Maxine (Crisp) Lathrop. He married Sharon Stample on Sep. 29,
2001, in Danville. She preceded him March 28, 2003.
Jim is survived by his mother, Wilma Lathrop of Danville; his daughter,
Tralisa (Jeff) Jones of Sidell; two brothers, Duane (Donna) Lathrop
of Covington, Ind., and Lynn (Sandy) Lathrop of Lockahatchee, Fla.;
grandchildren, Emily and Hillary Jones of Sidell; stepchildren, Rick
(Dee) Stample and Donnie Stample; step-grandchildren, Bridgett, Alaina,
Meghan, Everette and Jake Stample; fiance, Judy Cureton of Danville;
Judy’s children, Susan Stanley of Danville, Kimmie Guymon of
Bozeman, Mont., Mandy Darch of Danville; Judy’s grandchildren,
Cameron, Toby, B.J., Seth, Chloey and Ally. Jim was preceded in death
by his father and Judy’s daughter, Jenny Staley.
Jim worked as a laborer and retired from General Motors on April 1,
1992, after 28 years of service. He served in the United States Navy
He loved his family and helping others. He enjoyed fishing, watching
NASCAR and working outdoors. Jim was a member of the East Park Church
A celebration of Jim’s life was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June
5, 2006, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Dennis C.
Floyd officiating. Visitation was 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2006, at
the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to the
Alzheimer’s Association. E-mail condolences may be sent to the
family at: www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
LOUIS H. LOWE
Louis H. Lowe, 95, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully Friday, June
2, 2006, at the Geneseo Good Samaritan Village.
Louis was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Martinsville, the son of James and
Amanda (Fisher) Lowe. He married Mildred Overman on April 20, 1931,
in Danville. She preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1994.
Louis had been a lifetime farmer in Sidell before moving to Geneseo
to live with his son.
Survivors include one son and spouse, Charles and Ina Lowe of Geneseo;
two grandchildren, John Lowe of Davenport, Iowa, and Debra Riley of
Dunlap; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers David, Omar and William “Bill”
Lowe. Graveside services were June 5 at the Fairview Cemetery, Sidell
with Rev. John Davis of Grace Church, Geneseo, officiating. Memorials
to the Geneseo Good Samaritan Village. Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd.,
Geneseo assisted. Share an online condolence at: www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.
RUTH A. ROSNETT
Ruth A. Rosnett, 91, of Fairmount, passed away at 6 p.m. Friday, June
2, 2006, at North Logan Health Care in Danville.
Mrs. Rosnett was born Feb. 27, 1915, in Fairmount to George and Goldie
May Albert Lane. She married Eldon O. Rosnett on March 8, 1934, in
Fairmount. He passed away in 2001.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann (James) Millikin of Danville
and Carol (Charles) Simmons of Campus; a son, Dale (Geraldine) Rosnett
of Danville; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a grandson.
She attended the Faith Evangelical Church in Fairmount. She enjoyed
reading and loved to crochet.
Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2006, at Greenview
Cemetery in Fairmount. Pastor Chuck Powell officiated. There was no
visitation. Carrington Funeral Home in Fairmount coordinated the service.
Josephine M. Boyer, 68, of Danville died at 8:55 p.m.
Saturday (July 22, 2006) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Michael Cemetery,
west of Georgetown. Sunset’s Houghten-Leasure Funeral Home handled
Mrs. Boyer was born Jan. 11, 1938 in Indianola, a daughter
of Levi and Evelyn Reffett Grovier. She married Richard Boyer on May
2, 1957, in Westville. He survives.
Survivors also include two sons, Fredrick A. Boyer and
Richard E. Boyer, Jr., both of Danville; four daughters, Cynthia Henschen
of Georgetown, Juliann Binkley and Linda Kiger, both of Danville and
Donna Register of North Carolina; a brother, Robert Grovier of Covington,
Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, three
brothers and a sister.
Mrs. Boyer was a homemaker and enjoyed Bingo.
David F. Scone, 51, of Porter, Ind., formerly of Dana,
Ind., passed away Monday, July, 10006 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
He was born Sept. 20, 1954 in Danville, the son of the
late Glenn and Jesse Fern Danner Sconce. He married Theresa L. (Deiotte)
Feb. 12, 1981, in Las Vegas, Nev.., She survives.
Also surviving are six children, Leslie Jennings and
Felicia (Kevin) Siddnes, both of Bismarck, Patrick (Nicole) Sconce
of Lebanon, Ind., Andrew (Carrie) Sconce of Porter, Ind., Joshua and
Gabrielle Sconce, both of Porter, Ind.; eight grandchildren; five
sisters, Helen Randal of Chrisman, Merrie Ann (Jack) McMahan and Sara
Sell, both of Rockford, Barbara Jenkins of Harvey and Susan (Tom)
Sell of Las Vegas; a brother, Glenn (Judy) Sconce of LaPorte, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Elizabeth
Mr. Sconce was employed by Mittle Steel where he was
a millwright 33 years.
Services were July 22 at White-Love Funeral Home in Chesterton,
Ind. with Father Dennis Blaney officiating. Cremation by Calvary Creamatory.
Memorials may be made to Father Flaney’s Share Foundation with
the Handicapped, P.O. Box 40, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371-0400.
Sophie M. Larrance, 87, of Ridge Farm, passed away at
1:45 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2006, at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village.
She was born Dec. 15, 1918, the daughter of George
and Bertha (Julius) Hedges in Lynn Gove, Iowa. She was united in marriage
to Earl "Pat" Larrance on Nov. 11, 1944, in Danville. He
preceded her in death in February 1994.
Survivors include: her three nieces, Gwen (Jerry)
Price of Gravious Mills, Mo., Gayle (Gene) Spesard of Indianola, and
Nita (Deane) Winkler of Indianola; and her nephew, Dale (Mona) McCallister
of Chandler, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents and an
Sophie was a member of the Ridge Farm United Methodist
Church where she was the organist and pianist for many years. She
belonged to the Ridge Farm Women's Club and Home Bureau. She enjoyed
gardening and sewing.
A celebration of Sophie's life was held at 11 a.m.
Monday, July 10, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home with Pastor
Jennie Chin officiating. She was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery
in Indianola. Memorial donations can be made to the Ridge Farm United
Methodist Church. Send condolences to www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
E. Virginia Gourley, 82, of Mattoon passed away at 3:30
a.m. Friday, June 30, 2006, at Mattoon Health Care Center.
Mrs. Gourley was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Carlisle County,
Ky., the daughter of Robert Edgar Davis and Nannie Dea (Page) Davis.
She married Rev. Eldon O. Gourley on June 17, 1938. He preceded her
on April 16, 2006. Survivors include: her four sons, Eldon D. (Sandra)
Gourley of Shelbyville, Randall E. Gourley of Houston, Texas, Gary
W. (Linda) Gourley of Danville, and John (Joyce) Gourley of Georgetown;
two daughters, Mava E. (Daniel) Rogers of Ellettsville, Ind. and Eldenia
Rogiers of Danville; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and
two daughters, Nancy Harlan and Berdenia Gourley.
Mrs. Gourley was a homemaker and truly enjoyed raising
her children. She dearly loved spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of
Estero United Methodist Church in Fort Meyers, Fla.
A celebration of life was held July 3 at the United Methodist
Church in Sidell. Pastor Larry Moreau officiated. Burial was in Fairview
Cemetery in Sidell. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist
Church of donor’s choice.
Arrangements were handled by Lakeside-Barrick Funeral
Chapel, 3550 N. Vermilion St., Danville. E-mail condolences may be
sent to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Juanita Linville Krukewitt, 96, of Tavares, Fla., died
at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Hospice House, Eustis, Fla.,
after a short illness.
Mrs. Krukewitt was born July 29, 1909, in Sidell, the
daugher of Henry Hayes Linville and Ebbie Jane Perkins Linville. She
was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Krukewitt; two sisters,
Pearle Eymer, and F. Ruth Linville; and a brother, Henry A. “Bus”
She is survied by a niece, Mollie Linville Bailey and
a great-nephew, Elias J. Bailey, both of Richmond, Va.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church,
Eustis, Fla., where she was active in the women’s group. She
was past District President of the Federation of Women’s Club
of Illinois. She loved music and played piano in Illinois before moving
to Florida in 1968. She was a member of several coral societies.
Burial will be at Tavares Cemetery, Tavares, Fla. Allen
P. Shonk, 59, of Georgetown, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Friday, June
30, 2006, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
Mr. Shonk was born Sept. 28, 1946, in Paris, Ill. to
William and Evelyn Shank Shonk. He married Annie Buyno on Aug. 25,
1980, in Paris. She survives, as does his mother of Paris.
Also surviving are four sons, Gabriel (Ashley) Shonk
of Indianola, Luke (Kim) Shonk of Indianola, Allen Cravens of Paris
and Tommy Cravens of Tuscola; one daughter, Annie Shonk of Georgetown;
three brothers, Brian Shonk of Paris, Randy Shonk of Paris and Mike
(Debbie) Shonk of Paris and four grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by two infant brothers and his father.
Mr. Shonk was a press operator at BOGE North America
in Paris. He enjoyed walking in the woods, collecting Indian artifacts
and loved telling stories. He especially loved God and reading his
Graveside rites were Wednesday, July 5, at Michael Cemetery
in Indianola with Rev. Leon Korb officiating. Robison Chapel in Catlin
was in charge of arrangements. Memorials to the family in care of
Wilda J. Smith, 77, of Fairmount was
carried home by the Angels at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday, August 22,
2006 at Carle Arbours in Savoy. Wilda was born August 8, 1928
in Flemingsburg, Ky. to Hobart and Myrtle Clark Hamm.
She married Harold Smith on November 4, 1950
in Danville. Harold passed away August 20, 2003.
Wilda is survived by two brothers, Douglas (Ella
Mae) Hamm and LaVerne (Betty) Hamm, both of Danville; two
sisters, Hilda McDaniel and Sharon (Charles) Tester, both
of Fairmount; and several nieces and nephews, including Steve
(Linda) Tester and Jennifer (Steve) Cord.
Her greatest passion was looking after Harold
during their married life and reading the Bible.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday
at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Rev. Mike Roberts will officiate.
Burial will follow in G.A.R. Cemetery in Homer. Visitation
is from 1 p.m. to service time on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Alma L. Dodd, 81, of Tilton, died at
3:38 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2006 at
Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.
Alma was born on June 22, 1925 in Indianola,
the daughter of Clarence and
Alta (Lewis) Danner. Alma was raised in her early years by
her Aunt Eula “Toots” Schmink. She married Donald
P. Dodd on January 25, 1946 in Georgetown. He survives.
She is survived by her two daughters- Donna (Bob
Meeks) Dodd of Tilton and Linda (David) Landers of LaMirada,
Calif.; two grandchildren, Joshua and Elizabeth Landers of
She was preceded in death by her parents and
one grandson-Matthew Landers and one aunt- Toots Schmink.
Alma graduated from Sidell High School in 1944.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She worked
for 29 years with the Superintendent of Public Instruction
under R.H. Elliott, Jim Ellis, and Richard Weller, until she
retired in 1984. Alma and Donald both worked at the Strawberry
Patch at Vermilion Manor for 19 years. She was an avid reader.
A Celebration of the life of Alma L. Dodd was
at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Sunset Funeral Home
and Cremation Center in Danville, with Rev. Scott McCurdy
officiating. Visitation was be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials
may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church or to the Strawberry
Patch at Vermilion Manor.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family
James W. Trisler, 57, of Fairmount, passed
away on Tuesday, Aug, 15, 2006 at 8:15 p.m. at Provena Covenant
Medical in Urbana.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, Aug. 19
at 10 a .m. at the Sidell United Methodist Church with Pastor
Larry Moreau officiating. Burial will be on Oakridge Cemetery,
Catlin. Carrington Funeral Home of Fairmount is coordinating
the service. There will be no visitation.
Jim was born May 2, 1949 in Danville to John
and Blanche Landman Trisler. He married Patricia Cusick on
Jan. 29, 1972 in Champaign. She survives. He is also survived
by three sons, Ty and Tim Trisler, both of Fairmount and Mark
Trisler of Phoenix, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Shaelyn Trisler
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim was a lifetime resident and had farmed in
the Fairmount area. He was the ag teacher at Catlin High School.
He was a graduate of Jamaica High School and the University
of Illinois where he received his master's degree in science.
He was a member of the Sidell United Methodist Church, the
Sidell Lions Club and served on the Sidell Fire District Board.
Jim served 16 years on the Jamaica Board of Education; was
past president of the Illinois Crop and Improvement Association
from 1985-87 and served on the Illinois Foundation Seed Board
and the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Board.
Anna Eileen Craddock, 83, of Crawford, Miss.,
passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital
– Golden Triangle of Columbus, Miss., from complications
related to Multiple Myeloma.
Services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July, 30, 2006
in the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Proctor,
associate pastor of First United Methodist Church of Columbus,
officiating. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.
Mrs. Craddock was born Jan. 19, 1923 in Allerton,
to the late Elmo and Hazel Rowand, Sr. and graduated from
Allerton High School. She and her late husband, Howard Craddock,
lived and farmed west of Sidell for over 30 years until they
moved to the Crawford, Miss., area in 1976 where they farmed
until his death in 1990.
They belonged to The Kum Dubble Sunday School
Class of the Sidell Methodist Church until they moved from
the Sidell area. She worked many years during the 1950’s
and 1960’s as a sales person at the Lucas Wall Mode
Store in Sidell.
In addition to her parents and husband she was
preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Rowand and Elmo Rowand,
Mrs. Craddock is survived by sons Jim (Tammy)
Craddock and Leigh (Marcy) Craddock of Columbus; grandchildren
Tyler Craddock, Shelby Nelson, Kyle Craddock, and Jay Craddock;
great grandchild, Kaylyn Nelson; and a sister, Marjorie (Eldon)
Craddock of Sidney.
Pallbearers were her nephews Steve Craddock,
Tim Craddock, Kelly Rowand, Kerry Rowand, Kevin Rowand and
her grandson Kyle Craddock.
Memorials may be made to Sidell United Methodist
Church, 202 S. Chicago St. Sidell, IL 61876.
Darrell Tiffin, 57, of Oakwood, died at 12:59 a.m.
Monday (Sept. 25, 2006) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Funeral services were today (Thursday) at
Robison Chapel in Catlin. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery,
Oakwood, with military rites by Catlin American Legion.
Mr. Tiffin was born Feb. 23, 1949, in Danville,
a son of Charles and Betty Carrigan Tiffin. He married Helen
Pollitt in Danville on Aug. 18, 1972. She survives.
Other survivors include his father of Fairmount;
a son, Jason Tiffin of Oakwood; a daughter, Donna Stevens
of Fairmount; a brother, Charles Tiffin, Jr. of Fairmount;
a sister, Karen Alexander of Fairmount; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother,
a sister, and a grandson.
Mr. Tiffin was an apprentice heavy equipment
operator. He worked construction and drove a truck.
He enjoyed fishing, golf and baseball.
L. "BOB" KNIGHT
Robert L. “Bob”
Knight, 80, of Rossville, formerly of the Indianola-Georgetown
area, died on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at the Carle Hospital
Mr. Knight was born at home in rural
Georgetown on May 6, 1926, a son of Dale and Joy Willison
Knight. Both preceded him in death.
He married Ruth Moreland Nov. 12,
1948. She survives. Other Survivors include three daughters,
Cindy (Ron) Masengale of Rossville, Susan (Rick) Green of
Rossville, and Donna (Bruce) Lackey of Danville. Mr. Knight
will also be missed by his grandchildren, Bob (Jennifer) Todd
of Catlin, Lisa (Justin) Acton of Collison, and Mark and Matt
Green of Rossville; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Connor
Todd of Catlin; one sister, Mary Joan Williams of Tuscola.
He was preceded in death by his two
brothers, Glen Dale and Franklin Knight.
Mr. Knight was a graduate of the University
of Illinois in agricultural engineering, but after graduation,
he returned to the family farm where he raised crops and operated
a dairy farm for many years. After selling the dairy, he became
an educator at Harrison Grade School and later at Ridge Farm
High School. He finished out his career at Georgetown-Ridge
Farm High School. Being an avid lover of sports, he coached
many boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. He really
enjoyed looking at old yearbooks and remembering his students
Bob served his country during World
War II as a paratrooper. He was deployed in Europe during
the war as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He was
a member of the Rossville American Legion Post 733, serving
on their honor guard. He was very proud of working with others
in the completion of the new War Memorial in Rossville.
Mr. Knight was a devoted fan of all
sports, especially Illini basketball and Chicago Cubs. He
followed his girls and grandchildren in any competitions they
He enjoyed many activities after retirement.
He loved working and being active–especially in his
garden and doing things for his daughters. He tutored at Rossville
Grade School, where he tried to impart his love of math. He
also spent many hours researching his family history. He enjoyed
reading and exploring the Battle of the Bulge and anything
to do with the European theatre.
Bob never missed many mornings of
coffee time with his friends or going to the “shed.”
When he left, he would always say, “See you, later.”
He belonged to the Vermilion County Retired Teachers’
Organization and the Vermilion County War Museum. He had served
on the Indianola school board, as a trustee on the Woodlawn
Cemetery Board, and a treasurer for the Indianola United Methodist
Church, and volunteered at Sunday services at the VA in Danville.
A celebration of the life of Mr. Robert
Knight was at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure
Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Logan officiating. Final resting
place was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola. Memorials in Mr.
Knight’s honor may be made to the Indianola Woodlawn
Cemetery Tree Fund, the Indianola United Methodist Church
or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
E-mail condolences may be made to
the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
William "Bill" Simpson, 67, of
Georgetown, formerly of Fairmount, passed away at 5:52 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at Provena United Samaritans Medical
Bill was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Urbana to
Raymond and Helen Cooper Simpson. Survivors include: his fiance,
Roberta "Bert" Ward Hall of Georgetown; a son, Mike
(Cindy) Simpson of Hindsboro; a daughter, Melanie Winkler
of Danville; a sister, Karen George of Savoy; and three grandchildren,
Stephen Simpson, Andrew Winkler and Amanda Winkler.
Bill was a longtime Fairmount resident and
farmer and truck driver. He was a 1957 graduate of Jamaica
High School, served as Jamaica Township road commissioner
and was a member of Catlin Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed trapshooting,
watching NASCAR and old Westerns.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Robison Chapel, Catlin, with Gregg Robbins officiating. Burial
was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola. Visitation was 4-7
p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials to the Woodlawn Cemetery Association
or the Vermilion County Humane Society.
Kenneth E. Todd, 55, of Rantoul, and formerly
of Hume and Sidell, passed away on August 28, 2006 at Carle
Arbours in Savoy. Ken was born on Aug. 17, 1951 in Paris,
to James and Betty Hogan Todd.
He married Mary K. Current on Dec. 20, 1970
at the Sidell Methodist Church. She survives. He is also survived
by one son, James W. (Johna) Todd of Paris; three grandchildren:
Emily Roxanne and Whitney Jo Todd and Colton Garrett; a sister,
Barbara Pipili of Mesa, Ariz.; and a special sister-in-law,
Cindy (Joseph) Cich of Chicago. He was preceded in death by
his parents and a brother, J. Larry Todd.
Ken had farmed for many years in the Hume
and Sidell area and served as a Master Control Officer for
the Champaign County Sheriff's Department. He was a graduate
of Shiloh High School and a member of the Hume Methodist Church.
Ken enjoyed listening to the radio and police scanner. He
loved his family very much and especially adored his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m.
on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 at the Young America Cemetery in
Hume, with interment to follow. Visitation will be held at
the Krabel Funeral Home, 602 E. Madison Ave., Chrisman, from
12 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial
may be made in care of the funeral home to establish a college
fund for Ken's grandchildren.
Caleb J. O’Neill, 2, of Philo, died Wednesday,
Oct. 11, 2006 at 5:52 p.m. at the St. Louis Children’s
Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Caleb was born October 24, 2003 in Urbana. Survivors
include his parents, Joseph L. and Amy R. (Thompson) O’Neill
and brother, Dalton J. O’Neill, of Philo; paternal grandparents,
Bill and Judy O’Neill of Tolono; Paternal great-grandmother,
Betty Jo Fisher of Tolono; maternal grandparents, Robert and
Rita Thompson of Fairmount; maternal great-grandmother, Helen
Duensing of Tuscola; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and
Patricia Cannon of Camargo; and maternal great-grandparents,
Jack and Janice Thompson of Newman.
Caleb loved animals, playing at the park, reading
books, listening to music, playing on the computer, watching
movies, dinosaurs and spending time with Mommy, Daddy, and
Visitation was held Oct. 15, 2006 from 4 - 7
p.m. at the Richard E. Frank Center Gymnasium in Philo. Funeral
services were held Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the
Richard E. Frank Gymnasium in Philo. Officiating was Rev.
Dave Burger. Burial was at the Bailey Cemetery in Tolono.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caleb J. O’Neill
Memorial Fund for Future Philo Park Equipment c/o Philo Exchange
Elizabeth Tuggle of Westville passed away
at 12:26 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at the home of her son.
She was born in Danville on March 27, 1925
to Nellie (Linne) Sandlin and Theodore Sandlin. Liz was a
1943 graduate of Catlin High School.
She married Harold Mullen on Aug. 15, 1948,
in Catlin. He passed away Sept. 18, 1966. On Aug. 15, 1968,
she married Donald Tuggle of Paris. He passed away April 13,
She is survived by her children: Marj Mullen
(Allan Bressler) of Ann Arbor, Mich., Linda (Ron) Hubbard
of Indianola, and Marty (Shirley) Mullen of Westville; one
sister, Alice Clark of Saginaw, Mich.; three grandchildren,
Michele (Paul) Schmandt, Jill Hubbard and Ryan Hubbard; five
step-grandchildren, Steve Bressler, Sue (Harold) Snyder, Deanna
(Bill) Murry, Angie Guge (Clay) and Tonya Erp (Ryan); four
great-grandchildren and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. Her
parents and one sister, Margot London, also preceded her in
Elizabeth last worked as the sexton at Woodlawn
Cemetery in Indianola. She enjoyed working crossword and picture
puzzles and cooking for family and friends.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Oct. 12 at Sunset1s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Burial will be at Jones Grove Cemetery in Catlin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Mayo Warters, 93, of Savoy, formerly of
Homer, died at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Provena
Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 13, at Kirby Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St. in Homer;
Sandi Hire will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge
Cemetery in Allerton. There will be a visitation from 1 p.m.
until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Warters was born on May 26, 1913, in
Nancy, Ky., a daughter of F.V. and Mary Floyd Burton. She
married Gordon Warters on May 13, 1932, in Allerton. He passed
away on June 17, 1983. Surviving is a daughter, Nancy Ready
of Indianapolis; a brother, Jack Burton of Urbana; three sisters,
Rose Kizer and Maxine Umbarger, both of Homer and Ruth Walters
of Ft. Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, two
brothers and three sisters.
She was a member of Allerton United Methodist
Church, Newman Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50
years and Homer American Legion Auxiliary for more than 25
years. Mrs. Warters shared interest with her late husband
in showing Belgian horses. She enjoyed farming and gardening.
Memorials may be made to Provena Hospice.
Esther B. Prunkard
Esther B. Prunkard, 83, of Indianola, passed
away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at Colonial Manor
She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Charleston,
to Cleo and Velma Patton Hutchison. She married Charles E.
Prunkard on Dec. 24, 1941, in Charleston. He preceded her
on March 16, 1986.
Survivors include three sons, Doug (Pat)
Prunkard and Tim (Jackie) Prunkard, both of Indianola, and
Brad (Barb) Prunkard of Sidell; a daughter, Christy (Richard)
Eaton of Catlin; and 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles, and a daughter,
She was a longtime cook at the Indianola
Grade School and worked for a time at Marilyn1s Dry Cleaners
in Danville and also for Weight Watchers. She and her husband
enjoyed playing Santa and Mrs. Claus for area children. She
attended the Vermilion Heights Christian Church.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
26, 2006, at Robinson Chapel in Catlin. Officiating was Dave
Burger. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola.
Memorials to the recreating department at
Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
Carl Leo Reed, 85, of Danville, died at 5:41
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Hawthorne Inn.
Mr. Reed was born on Feb. 13, 1921, to James
Elijah and Lucy (Catlett) Reed in Sidell. Rev. Frank Gilroy
married Mr. Reed to Cathrine Bradford, of Fairmount, on July
17, 1941, in Sidell.
Mr. Reed served in the Navy during WWII at the
battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After leaving the service,
he worked for Weaver Refrigeration until he retired.
Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Cathrine, of
65 years; two daughters, Carol Allen of Danville and Gail
(Reno) Consulter of California; a grandson, Forest (Corina)
Kelley of California; two sisters, Viola Davis of Catlin and
Mildred Smith of Paxton; a brother, Frank Reed of Arizona;
a special nephew, Ralph Reed of Danville and many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers
and two sisters.
A celebration of Carl’s life was held at
2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Sunset Funeral Home &
Cremation Center. Rev. Drs. Jimmy and Katie Hopper officiated.
Visitation was Wed., Nov. 15, 2006, from 5-8 p.m., at the
funeral home. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name to donor’s choice.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at: www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Doris Kuhn, 77, of Champaign, formerly of Charleston
and Sidell, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Carle
Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Ms. Kuhn was born March 22, 1929, in Champaign
County, a daughter of Harry O. “Otto” and Lily
A. Tapscott Kuhn. She attended Sidell school.
Survivors include two brothers, James D. Kuhn
of Champaign and John D. Duhn of Lexington, Ky.
Ms. Kuhn was a member of Sidell Baptist Church
and used the services at CCAR Industries in Charleston.
Visitation was 11 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11, 2006
at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home in Charleston. Services immediately
followed the visitation. A private burial was in Woodlawn
Robert H. Krapf, 84, of Danville, passed away
at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at North Logan Health Care
He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in West Hazelton,
Pa., the son of Harry and Olive (Framton) Krapf. He was formerly
married to Jaclyn (Mulholland) Krapf.
Robert is survived by three sons, John (Blair)
Krapf of Homewood, Ken Krapf of Valparaiso, Ind., and Alan
(Cindy) Krapf of Danville, and three grandchildren, Lauren
Krapf of Homewood, Brittany Krapf of Byron and Scott Krapf
of Danville. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Robert served in the United States Army
during World War II in Gen. George Patton1s intelligence division.
Upon his return, he attended and graduated from St. Louis
Institute of Music.
Robert was band director at Jamaica High
School from 1959 to 1985, where the students affectionately
called him Sugar Bear.
Robert was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis.
He loved music, tennis and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals
Visitation was held Sunday at Sunset Funeral
Home and Cremation Center in Danville. Burial will take place
at a later date in Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be made in Robert1s name to
the Jamaica High School Band Program, 7087 N 600 E Rd., Sidell,
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family
Charles Leslie Moore, 53, of Ludlow, formerly
of Indianola, passed away at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1,
2006, at his home. He was born on Nov. 9, 1952, in Danville,
the son of Edward L. and Lois High Moore.
Survivors include: his mother, Lois Moore
of Indianola; three brothers, Brian (Mary) Moore of Rankin,
Kevin (Rhonda) Moore of Ludlow, and Dennis Moore of Shreveport,
La.; a friend, Donna Lopez of Ludlow; and many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Charles was a graduate of Georgetown High
School. He worked at Conair in Rantoul. He enjoyed cooking
and doing yard work.
A celebration of Charles' life was held
Monday at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Pastors Gerald McPhillips and Ray Silver officiated. Burial
was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola.
Memorials may be made in his name to the
American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Clare Jordan, 86, of Fairmount, passed away at
6:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Ingels Hospital in
Clare was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Mount Moriah,
Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Chloe Taylor Collins. She
married Charles Jordan in Catlin. He died Dec. 26, 1978. Survivors
include a daughter, Jan Brecka of South Holland; two granddaughters,
Ashley Brecka of South Holland and Tiffany (Anthony) Navarro
of Turdys, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Robert and Emilia
Navarro; a brother, George Collins of Catlin; and several
nieces and nephews.
Clare and her husband owned Foremost Liquors
and retired in 1996. She was a lifetime resident of Fairmount
and member of the Fairmount Women’s Club, Women’s
Auxiliary, 40/8, and a member of the Catlin Methodist Church.
Clare was dedicated to her family, friends and
customers. She was a graduate of Catlin High School and graduated
from Butler Business College in Danville. She will be joined
in Heaven by her husband, Charles, her mother, Chloe, and
many family and friends.
Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Carrington
Funeral Home in Fairmount. The funeral service was at 11 a.m.
Oct. 30, at the funeral home with Mike Roberts and Dale Hess
officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.
Memorials may be made to Fairmount Historical Society.
Gene Davee, 88, of Danville, formerly of Sidell,
died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 3, at Fairview Cemetery, Sidell.
Mr. Davee was born on May 24, 1918 in Hume to
Charles and Minnie (Marsh) Davee. He married Belle Gilroy
Davis in later years. She died in 1992.
Mr. Davee spent several years in Montana. His
hobbies were horseback riding, cars and watching TV. He especially
enjoyed the Lawrence Welk Show. His special friend, Wanda
Zimmerman, helped care for him while he was ill.
Mr. Davee was a member of the First Baptist Church
on Vermilion Street in Danville.
Lawrence “Bud” Johnston, 86, of Fithian,
died at 10:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at Provena United
Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
Mr. Johnston was born June 8, 1920, in Champaign
County, a son of Elmer and Lillian Hurd Johnston. He married
Joy Love Tuggle Macy on March 26, 1977, in Fithian. She survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and one special nephew,
Doug Foster of Ely, Minn.
Mr. Johnston was preceded in death by two brothers
and two sisters.
Mr. Johnston was affiliated with the Fithian
United Methodist Church, he was a member of the I and I Tractor
Club in Penfield and he was a member of the Wrench Club and
Corn Item Club. He loved to go to antique tractor shows and
enjoyed visiting with his friends in Fithian, Tuscola and
Mr. Johnston farmed in the Fithian area all his
life and retired from farming in 1985.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.
12, at the Fithian United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen
Miller officiating. Burial was in Stearns Cemetery in Fithian.
Visitation was at Kirby Funeral Home in Homer from 6-8 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 11, and from 10 a.m. until the service time at
the church Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Fithian United Methodist
Church or donor’s choice.
VIRGIL ‘BILL’ COOK
Virgil Leroy “Bill” Cook, 81 of Danville
died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at Carle Foundation
Bill was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Fairmount to
Guy Gideon and Bessie Lee Goodwine Cook. He attended Fairmount
grade and high schools. He was a World War II veteran with
the U.S. Navy. He had worked for Holmes Brothers and for many
years at Berkley Davis as a machinist. He had been a member
of the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking.
He loved his family and friends.
Bill married Norma May New on Jan. 11, 1947,
and she preceded him Aug. 20, 1983. He later married Ruth
Maxine “Joann” Ping New on Aug. 1, 1986, in Henning,
and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Nancy Jo Dyszkewicz,
and a granddaughter, Candice Elizabeth King, of St. Petersburg,
Fla.; a grandson, Christopher Scott Dyszkewicz of Danville;
two great-grandchildren, Bryce Alexander Dyszkewicz and Shaelyn
Olivia Diaz; and three sisters, Louise “Tootie”
(Frank) Richter of Danville, Joann “Cricket” (Don)
Bunting of Tilton and Iva “Jackie” (Eddie) Cheuvront
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Norma;
two sons, Kenneth Leroy Cook and Rusty Eugene Cook; two sisters,
Bernice Elizabeth Truax and Elsie Marie Allhands; and a brother,
Charles Raymond Cook.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11,
at Pape Funeral Home in Danville, Ray Nasser officiated. Visitation
was from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Pape’s. Burial was in Spring
Hill Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post 728.
George Nelson Rhodes, 82, of Danville, passed
away at 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2006 at the Veterans Affairs
Illiana Health Care System.
He was born to Clarence and Elsie Rhodes on Nov.
9, 1924 in Fayette County. He married Patricia Yeazel on March
18, 1988 in Danville, she survives. Also surviving are a son,
Terry Vaugh Rhodes of Decatur; four step-children, Teresa
Moreman, Debbie Burton, Mary Jo Moreman, and Billie Jo Duckworth,
all of Danville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren,
all of Danville.
Mr. Rhodes was a veteran of the U.S. Army during
World War II. He was given a World War II Victory Ribbon.
He enjoyed watching the Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune,
and Walker, Texas Ranger. He also enjoyed playing Bingo, Bunco,
and spending time with family.
The funeral was 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13,
2006 at the VA Protestant Chapel. Burial was at the Danville
National Cemetery. Arrangements by Pape Celebration of Life
Center. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.