Recent Coles County, IL Notices of Death


I have no desire to plaster the names of the living all over the internet, so I will confine these obits to just a notice of death. These were found online at the newspaper website http://www.jg-tc.com/ , but I'm no longer able to access them in their archives when I recently searched (Aug 2003) . Only a very few of these notices had more information anyway....

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Floyd Harold Burch, 88, of Charleston died at 7:10 p.m. Monday (Nov. 29, 1999) at Prairie View Health Care Center.

Nell Watson Campbell, 78, of Mattoon died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 30, 1999) at her residence.

Mark Thompson, 42, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Mattoon, died Wednesday (Nov. 24, 1999) in Mesa, Ariz.

Karen D. Decker Zimmerman of Russell Springs, Ky., formerly of Charleston, Toledo and Neoga, died Thursday (Nov. 25, 1999) in Russell Springs, Ky., as the result of an auto accident.

Marie J. Black, 83, of Charleston, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday, November 29, 1999, at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Thelma Johnson, age 81, of Mattoon, passed away 5:30 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Lena L. Purcell, 88, of Mattoon, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 28, 1999) at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Lula B. Rardin, 88, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 1999, at her residence.

Helen Josephine Reed, 79, retired co-owner and operator of the Buggy Shed, the largest antique and used furniture store in Mattoon in the 1960's through its closing in 1977, died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at her home in Mattoon.

CLINTON - Luella Harden, 72, of Clinton, formerly of Mattoon, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 25, 1999), at her residence.
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Irma May Miller, 95, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 1999, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Mary Alice Pratt, 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999 at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Catheryn McGary, 86, of Elmwood, formerly of Oakland, died at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 23, 1999) at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Elmwood.

Charles A. Sanders of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, died Thursday (Nov. 18, 1999) at his residence. He was born Dec. 16, 1916, the son of Alvia and Ruth Sanders.

Frances Alma Alexander, 91, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:41 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 1999, at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Betty J. Johnston, age 67, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 1999 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Ruth "Ruthie" Barnard, 15, died at 7:58 a.m. Friday (Nov. 19, 1999) at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Benjamin F. Day, 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday (Nov. 19, 1999) at Martin Healthcare Center.

Katherine L. Milam, 80, of Phoenix, formerly of Mattoon, died at 12.30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 19, 1999) at Sunridge Baptist Village Nursing Home in Surprise, Ariz..

Hattie Belle Dyer, 91, of Mattoon, formerly of Lovington, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 17, 1999) at the Odd-Fellow Rebekah Home.

L. W. "Hap" Freeland, 88, of Mattoon died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 16, 1999) at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Florence A. Kelly, 96, of Charleston died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

James "Jim" A. Mulvaney, 74, of Mattoon passed away at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Donald D. Thomason, age 73, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Victor Walter "Vic" VonBehrens, 80, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:24 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 1999, at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Mary Elson, 78, of Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Bicknel and Mattoon, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday (Nov. 15, 1999) at Harborside Heathcare in Terre Haute.

Nancy Nell Birdwell of Shelbyville, formerly of Mattoon, died at 10:25 p.m. Friday (Nov. 12, 1999) at her residence.

Earl E. Harmon, 57, of Sullivan, formerly of Decatur and Charleston, died at 8:03 p.m. Friday (November 12, 1999) in his home after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Zoe Templeton, 87, of Charleston, formerly of Mt. Vernon, Ind., passed away at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center on Friday, November 12, 1999 at 11:35 p.m.

Harry K. White, 85, of Charleston died at 9 a.m. Friday (Nov. 12, 1999) at Springfield Memorial Medical Center.

Marian Lorene Dow, 75, of Mattoon, died at 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 9, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Marie Ridey, 78, of Charleston, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Hill Top Convalescent Center.

Sarrah Elizabeth Whitrock, 92, of Mattoon, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 9, 1999) at Hilltop Nursing Home, Charleston.

Daisy May Buckley, 101, formerly of Gays and Sullivan, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 9, 1999) at the Odd Fellows-Rebekah Home, Mattoon.

John Buracker, 73, of Charleston, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday (Nov. 8, 1999) at Prairie View Care Center of Charleston.

Violet E. Burcham, 85, of Mattoon, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday (Nov. 8, 1999) at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Loma Lee Lindsay, 64, of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Mattoon passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1999, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Alexander "Alex" Bernard Russell, Jr., age 52, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, November 8, 1999 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Benton, Illinois from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

Robert H. Calentine, 70, formerly of Mattoon, died June 16, 1999.

Geraldine Einhellig, of Charleston, Illinois, formerly of Leavenworth, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at St. John Hospital. She was 42.

Bill "Bim" Harding, age 58, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 1999 at his residence.

Leslie Leroy "Roy" Cowger, age 96, of Mattoon, passed away 7:40 p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at his residence.

Karl Davee, Jr., age 65, of Mattoon, passed away 12:35 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999 at his residence.

Margaret Sarah "Peggy" Sampson, 85, of Umatilla, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, died at 7:25 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 5, 1999) at the Oakwood Nursing Home in Eustis, Fla.

John L. Swank, 52, of North Hollywood, Calif., formerly of Mattoon, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 6, 1999).

Marion Jones, 90, of Charleston, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 4, 1999) at Hilltop Convalescent Center, Charleston.

Lois Deverick Baker, age 87, of Charleston, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2000 at the Hospice House in Sarasota, Florida.

Alma Rose Bickers, 81, of Mattoon, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 30, 2000) at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at the Schilling Funeral Home.

Gerhard H. "George" Brand, 83, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2000, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Leon W. Strader, 64, of Mattoon, died at 2:50 p.m. Friday (Jan. 28, 2000) at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Billy D. Thompson, 62, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, died Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) at Holmes regional Medical Center in Florida.

Ruth Elizabeth Warmelink, 92, of Hammond, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Duane Beals, in Mattoon, Ill., where she resided for the last three years.

Dorothy Weber, 78, of Charleston passed away at 1:55 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2000, at the Prairie View Nursing Home.

Oma M. Brumbelow, 98, of Stow, Ohio, formerly of Mattoon, died Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2000).

Catherine C. Scott, 81, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2000, at her residence in Orlando, Fla.

William Earl Garrett, 84, of Mattoon died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2000) at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Ruby Wilson, 79, of Charleston died at 4:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) at Prairie View Health Care, Charleston.

Charles Elmer "Charlie" Fryman, 72, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2000, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Edward R. "Shavey" Allen, 76, of Oakland, died at 9:32 p.m. Friday (Jan. 21, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

George Eugene "Gene" Wheeler, 83, of Elmhurst, formerly of Charleston and Mattoon, passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2000, at the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Thomas M. Powers, 66, of rural Oakland died at 2:17 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) at his residence.

Dorothy L. Blagg, 83, of Charleston died at 10:03 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 20, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mary June Kaatz, 80, of Mattoon died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2000) at the Convalescent Care Center, Mattoon.

G. Mae Myers, 86, of Mattoon, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at her home.

Cleda Casey Pope, age 88, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at her residence.

HARRISBURG, IL. - A former Mattoon resident, Virgil F. Cline, 86, died on January 13.

Stephen W. VanCleave, 60, of Kensington, Ohio, formerly of Mattoon, died at 11:47 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 15, 2000) at his residence.

Mary June Wilson, 78, of Mattoon died at 11:50 a.m. Monday (Jan. 17, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Nora B. Anderson, 95, of Ashmore, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday (January 15, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Earlene Louise Tichenor, 57, of Mattoon, died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2000) at the Memorial Health Center in Springfield.

Harry Charles Bugle, 88, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2000, at his residence.

Portal L. Lineberry, 93, of Charleston died at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) at his son's residence.

Dale E. Stark, 64, of Oakland died at 2:51 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 13, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

George L. VanLaningham, 76, of Deltona, Fla., formerly of Mattoon and Peoria, died at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2000) at Florida Hospital.

Frances Esther Young, 85, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at her daughter's residence.

Ishmael Elmo "Ish" Driskell, 76, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:55 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2000, at the Mattoon Health Care Center, surrounded by family and friends.

Flossie E. Garrison, age 89, formerly of Oakland, passed peacefully into Eternal Life at Walnut Grove Nursing Home at Morris, Illinois on Tuesday, January 11, 2000.

ATWOOD ­ Wayne R. Fleming, 68, of Atwood died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

Marilyn Ann Maton, 66, of Charleston died at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) at Hilltop Nursing Home.

Mary Eliza King, 90, of Mattoon, died at 2:25 pm. Sunday (Jan. 9, 2000) at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Niza May Reedy, 93, of Mattoon, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday (Jan. 10, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Marcia Ann Summers, 67, of Charleston, died at 9:37 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2000, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mary Blanche Bartelsmeyer, 82, of Sullivan, formerly of Mattoon, died at 2 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 8, 2000) at the Illinois Masonic Home.

Lena Juanita Welch, 94, of Neoga, formerly of Mattoon, died at 7:39 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 6, 2000) at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Wanda Irby, 89, of Charleston, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000, at Prairie View Care Center.

Ethelyn A. Pinnell, 33, of Mattoon died at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2000) at her home.

W. Russell "Wally" Rogers, 62, of Charleston, died at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at his residence.

Alma C. Woods, 94, of Charleston died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Madonna A. Adair, 68, of Charleston died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Hilltop Convalescent Center.

Evon Craft, 86, of Mattoon, formerly of Decatur, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Margaret Elizabeth Huber, 85, of Terre Haute, IN, formerly of Mattoon and Charleston, died at 10:03 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2000 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center.

Jerry A. Baumgartner, 68, of Charleston, died at 4:08 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Anne K. Sullivan, 86, of Mattoon, died at 3:19 p.m. Monday (Jan. 3, 2000) at her residence.

Guy R. Titus Jr., 76, of Rose Hill, formerly of Mattoon, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday (Jan. 3, 2000) at his uncles' home in Rose Hill.

Leland Otto Ariens, 78, of Decatur, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2000, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Lora Josephine Figgins, 85, of Mattoon, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 1, 2000) at the Mariner Health Care of Bethesda, Md..

Ruth Marie Hankenson, 89, of Charleston, IL, died at 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at Prairie View Care Center.

E. Glenn Nichols, age 94, of Ocala, Florida formerly of Mattoon, passed away 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2000 at Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Virginia Rouse, 74, of Charleston, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

Ruth Cushman, age 88, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at her residence in Hutton Township.

Hannah Virginia Catherine Hills Hesler, 96, of Carmel, Ind., formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 5:52 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 1999, at the St. Vincents Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Wanda Long, age 49, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.

Gilbert Harvey "Gib" Morrison, age 98, of Charleston, passed away on Friday, December 31, 1999, at Prairie View Care Center in Charleston.

Ethel M. Shores, age 90, of Mattoon, passed away 5:54 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000 at her residence.

Jo M. Smith, 83, of Mattoon, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 30, 1999) at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Charles B. Goodman, 86, of Charleston, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 2000) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Lloyd A. Kater, 78, of Charleston, died at 5 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 27, 2000) at his residence.

Josephine A. Maynez, 91, of Charleston, died at 12:14 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 24, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mattie Lou Morris, 77, of Charleston, died at noon Monday (Feb. 28, 2000) at her daughter's residence in Decatur.

Helen Irene Dailey, 73, of Yuba City, Calif., formerly of Charleston, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 24, 2000) at Rideout Hospital, Marysville, Calif.

Burl Bradley Gray, 61, of California, formerly of Mattoon and Bethany, died Feb. 16, 2000, in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Frances V. Hampton, 80, of Charleston died at 5:15 p.m. Friday (Feb. 25, 2000) at her residence.

Elizabeth E. Easter, 85, of Charleston, died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 24, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.


Ernest E. Lukens, 95, of Charleston, died at 3:47 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 24, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Floyd E. "Skip" Allen, Jr., age 55, of Mattoon, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2000 at his home in Mattoon.

Ferris A. Coffrin, age 68, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Carolyn C. Rhode, age 87, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Catherine Considine, 92, of Mattoon died at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 22, 2000) at her residence.

Betty J. Eaton, age 56, of Cooks Mills, went home to the Lord surrounded by her family at 6:55 a.m. Monday, February 21, 2000, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, following a twenty-eight year battle with liver and kidney disease.

Ellen V. Houchin, age 81, of Charleston, died Monday, February 21 at 10:05 a.m. at her residence.

Anna Kohlbach, age 97, of Mattoon, Illinois, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday evening, February 20, 2000, at the Mattoon Health Care Center in Mattoon, Illinois, following an extended illness.

Gerald W. "Whitie" White, 82, of Charleston died at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 22, 2000) at the Prairieview Care Center, Charleston.

Sally Ann Wright, 54, of Oakland died at 9:08 a.m. Monday (Feb. 21, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

George C. Kieser, 89, of Mattoon died at 5:30 a.m. Monday (Feb. 21, 2000) at his residence.

Helen Jane Monroe, 80, of Mattoon died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 19, 2000) at her residence.

Ruth Irene Speer, 94, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:35 a.m., Sunday, February 20, 2000, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

J.E. "Gene" Rea, age 82, of Mattoon, passed away 1:15 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

John D. Winchester, 86, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 18, 2000) at Columbia Raulerson Hospital in Fla.

Robert Andrew "Bob" Greulich, age 75, of Champaign, formerly of Mattoon, passed away 7:51 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Marie T. Bailey, age 85, of Mattoon, passed away at 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

Howard D. "Babe" Binnion, 62, of Mattoon died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 15, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Maurice Edwin Janes, 81, of Mattoon died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 15, 2000) at the Convalescent Care Center.

William Allen "Bill" Murray, age 85, of Mattoon, died at 1:25 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2000, at his residence.

Norma Jeanne Reilly, age 75, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2000, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mrs. Vesta Young, 90, of Humboldt, died at 1:30 AM Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 at her residence.

Esther Florence Smith Carlyle, 79, of Mattoon died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 12, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Joseph F. Yackle, age 75, of Mattoon, passed away at 1:47 a.m. on Monday, February 14, 2000, at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

The Reverend James E. "Jim" Organ, age 87, of Mattoon, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2000, at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

Marilyn S. Reeley, 65, of Mattoon, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 12, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Berdina Stephens, age 87, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2000 at her home.

Loren P. Lee, age 81, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Deloris K. Reider, 74, of Mattoon died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 10, 2000) at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

Almeta F. True, 75, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Mattoon and Arcola, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 10, 2000) at Brittany House, Marietta, Ga.

Robert L. Poffinbarger, 68, of Mattoon, died at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Beryl McMillan Scott of Santa Barbara, Calif., formerly of Charleston, died recently in California.

Wandalea Comer of Casey, formerly of Charleston, died at 2:18 p.m. Monday (Feb. 7, 2000) at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

Stanley P. Grobelny, 51, of Mattoon died at 12:37 a.m. Monday (Feb. 7, 2000) at the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center.

James J. "Festus" Higgins, 71, of Charleston died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6, 2000 ) at his residence.

Ethel B. Martin, 89 of Cadwell, passed away at 4:47 P.M. Sunday February 6, 2000 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Mattoon, surrounded by her family.

Erma Ruge of Mattoon died at 6:49 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Rose M. Embry, 92, of Charleston, formerly of Champaign, died Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Larry Lowell Lawyer, age 61, of Charleston, died on Friday, February 4, 2000 at his residence in Charleston.

Medford Dale Furry, 72, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Charleston, died Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) at the V.A. Medical Center, Tucson.

Joseph W. "Joe" Illanich, 78, of Mattoon died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 3, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Barbara Ann Ramsey, 67, of Mattoon, died at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Betty June (Brotherton) Reed, age 76, of Ashmore, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2000 at her residence in Ashmore.

Ada Ruth Sheuring, 90, of Charleston, died at 8:20 p.m., Monday (January 31, 2000) at the Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon, where she had been living for nearly 11 years.

Gladys Alspbaugh Clem 100, of Charleston, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Hill Top Convalescent Center.

Vernon Lloyd Davis, 88, of Mattoon died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 28, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Burial will be in Branchside Cemetery, Gays. Born Jan. 23, 1912, in Clark County, the son of Frank and Isie Lahman Davis. He married Margaret Opal Arbogast in 1935. She died in 1984.

C. Dean Stephen, age 75, of Charleston, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at Prairie View Care Center of Charleston.

Julia E. Cole, 100, of Neoga, formerly of Charleston and Mattoon, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday (March 28, 2000) at Heartland Christian Village.

Mary C. Kimball-Stickford, 87, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Ashmore, died Saturday (March 18, 2000) at Vencor Hospital, Arlington, Texas.

Alberta McKee, 75, of Charleston died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday (March 28, 2000) at the Convalescent Care Center of Mattoon.

Lila Faye Gonzalez, 56, of Mattoon, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday (March 24, 2000) at her residence.

Katherine Dewhirst, age 76, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.Dean High Jr.

Howard F. Miller, 82, of Canton, Mo., formerly of Mattoon, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday (March 22, 2000) at the Lewis County Nursing Home, Canton, Mo.

Carrie L. Sandrisser, 73, of Ashmore died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday (March 21, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Max Wheeler, 80, of Mattoon died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday (March 22, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Lawrence E. "Larry" Closson, age 74, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2000 at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Internment will be in Shiloh Cemetery near Lerna. He was born June 18, 1925 in Diona, IL the son of John Riley and Nora (Stewart) Closson....His wife survives. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lester Closson, and a great grandchild, Alexander Mason.

Virginia K. Dewhirst, 76, of Mattoon died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday (March 21, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mary Z. Drake, 85, of Charleston, formerly of Paris, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday (March 20, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery, Paris. She was born May 14, 1914, in Parke County, Ind., the daughter of Fortunato and Franchesca Avenatti Zanotti. She married Walter Vern Drake in 1936. He died in 1970....She was preceded in death by one son and one brother.

Belle H. Lindley, 99, of Marshall, formerly of Charleston, died at 2:25 a.m. Monday (March 20, 2000) at Burnsides Nursing Home, Marshall. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoult Cemetery, south of Chrisman with pastor Kevin Coe officiating... She married Donald J. Lindley. He died in 1985.

Mildred Doris Schafer, age 80, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2000, at her residence...Mildred was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. on July 4, 1919, a daughter of Paul and Mary Wise Sivey. She married Lowell Francis Schafer on February 22, 1945. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1989....She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Kathryn J. Ware, age 86, of Mattoon, Illinois, passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2000, at her residence...Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Ware was born in Mattoon, on November 27, 1913, a daughter of Peter and Mary Loretta Welch Morgan. She married Charles B. Ware on February 20, 1943.... She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and one great-granddaughter.

Edith Witters, 89, of Charleston, died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2000, at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mattoon...Burial will be in Mound Cemetery...She was born April 29, 1910, in Charleston, the daughter of Frederick and Agnes White Charlesworth. She married John Anson Witters in 1928. He died in 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Gary Maxwell Witters

Robert L. Endsley, 82, of Mattoon, died at 1:57 a.m. Saturday (March 18, 2000) at Convalescent Care Center.

Burvy G. Hagar, 72, Oakland, died at 4:07 a.m. Saturday (March 18, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mrs. Richard A. (Gail) Lumpkin, age 62, of Mattoon, passed away at her home on Friday afternoon, March 17, 2000.

Ina Adkins, 90, of Sigel died at 7:25 a.m. Friday (March 17, 2000) in Shelby County. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery. She was born Oct. 4, 1909, in Coles County, the daughter of Grant and Dollie Bidle Leitch. She married Clyde Adkins in 1933. He died in 1966. She was also preceded in death by one son and one brother.

Lawrence Horton Moritz, age 80, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2000 at the Convalescent Care Center.

Dorothy May Bolin, age 88, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at Prairie View Care Center of Charleston.

Garnett F. Hawkins, 87, of Oakland died at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday (March 14, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Dorothy A. Walther, 83, of Mattoon, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, at Arbor Hospice Residence, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sarah A. White, 74, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.

Ray G. Foote, 96, of Lerna, passed away 10:37 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at his residence.

Nolan Edward Scott, 78, of Charleston died at 10:45 p.m. Monday (March 13, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Dorothy M. Woodyard, 74, formerly of Charleston, died at 4:30 p.m. PST, Wednesday (February 2, 2000) at her residence in Sonoma, Calif., where she had resided for the past 17 months

Wanda Louise Cloyd, 76, of Humboldt, died at 5:17 a.m. Sunday (March 12, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Margaret Louise "Maggie" Ealy, 80, of Mattoon, died at 8:58 a.m. Friday (March 10, 2000) at her residence.

Barbara A. Richter, 65, of Lerna, passed away 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mary J. Boyle Frost, 77, formerly of Mattoon, died Wednesday (March 8, 2000) in Miami, Fla.

Isabelle Frances LeGrand, 95, of Mattoon, formerly of Humboldt, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday (May 9, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

Leo Dean True, 68, of Mattoon, passed away at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

B. Gertrude Stephens, 89, of Bushton died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 8, 2000) at her residence

Edna E. Adams, 92, of Mattoon died at 7:58 p.m. Monday (March 6, 2000) at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Maxine Ayers, 76, of Mattoon died at 9:05 a.m. Monday (March 6, 2000) at her residence.

Susan Mary Gamache, age 62, of Mattoon, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2000, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Lenore Agnes Cunningham, age 72, of Mattoon, passed away at 3:10 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2000, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

Olive Lucille Ramsey, 84, of Mattoon, passed away at 8:22 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mary Florence Allen, 91, of Mattoon, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday (March 3, 2000) at the Care Center of Champaign.

Joshua Dylan Martin, died at 12:18 a.m. Friday (March 3, 2000) at the St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

Lucille Steinbach, 93, of Charleston, died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday (March 4, 2000) at Mattoon Health Care Center.

Helen Sieben Bunten, 86, of Mattoon, passed away 9:56 a.m. Thursday at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Harry W. Gullion, 74, of Mattoon, passed away 2:25 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2000 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana

Loren Lewis Lineberry, 78, of Mattoon, passed away at 12:55 p.m., Thursday March 2, 2000, at the Danville V.A. Medical Center.

Raymond G. McDade, 85, of Charleston, passed away 6:50 a.m. Thursday, March 02, 2000 at his residence.

Ellen L. Campbell, age 84, of Mattoon, passed away 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, February 29, 2000, one day short of her 85th birthday, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Raymond Trueblood, 91, of Mattoon died at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 29, 2000) at the Prairie View Care Center, Charleston

T. Richard "Dick" Fisher, 78, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Charleston, died Friday (Feb. 11, 2000) while vacationing in New Zealand. A memorial service will be May 21 in Elmore, Ohio.

HALL, Claude- Claude Hall, 91, Flora, area oilwell driller, died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001). Services: 2p.m. Sunday, Frank & Bright Funeral Hom. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. Memorials: First Baptist Church.


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