JEWETT -- Gary Allen Blair, 54, Jewett, formerly of Louisville, died Sunday (Feb. 16, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Neal Funeral Home, Louisville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Christian Home Cemetery, Louisville. Memorials: Daughter "Lesta Blair" Education Fund.
MOWEAQUA -- Freda Eleanor Bourne, 87, of Normal, formerly of Moweaqua, died 10:35 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003) in Manor Care, Normal.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church, Moweaqua. Visitation will be one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: First United Methodist Church or Greater Illinois Chapter of Alzheimer's in Bloomington-Normal, 405 Pine St., Suite A, Normal, IL 61761.
Freda was born May 2, 1915, in Noble, the daughter of Fred and Lulu Evans Junkins. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She married Charles Russell Bourne on May 5, 1934, in Noble. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1968.
Surviving are her daughter, Ellen Bourne of Bloomington; son-in-law, Bill Adkisson of Bloomington; granddaughter, Tolise Adkisson of Palm Harbor, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother.
MONTICELLO -- Thelma Burns, 81, Monticello, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, Bement.
CASEY -- Ina Geneva Cox, 83, Casey, Green Thumb Agency employee, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003).
cs143 Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Markwell Funeral Home, Casey. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Cumberland Cemetery, Casey. Memorials: American Heart Association or American Parkinson's Disease Association.
CERRO GORDO -- Gerald N. Curran, 75, Cerro Gordo, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes.
GREENVILLE -- John H. Ennen, 81, Keyesport, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville.
FLORA -- Bernard Lee Glaspy, 67, Flora, retired McCartin Mechanical Contractors superintendent, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Elmwood Cemeterycs143 , Flora. Memorials: Hospice of Southeastern Illinois.
XENIA -- Geraldine Caudle, 77, Xenia, Sparton Mgf. employee, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia.
VILLA GROVE -- Emma Spears Harris, 81, Longview, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. No visitation. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney. Memorials: donor's choice.
Survivors: husband, Wallace L.; sons, Clarence H. Alley, Champaign; Robert L.Harris, Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Barbara S. Winchester, St. Joseph; Julitta I. Allen, Longview; Lisa K. Redden, St. Joseph; brother, Howard Spears, Kentucky; sisters, Ava Thrasher, Eula Spears Lewis, Dorothy Reneau and Hazel Denny, all of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, four brothers, one sister, one daughter and one granddaughter.
MATTOON -- Joseph cs143 Jefferson Hopgood, 79, Mattoon, janitorial service owner/operator, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, with military rites.
WAYNESVILLE -- Richard James Huerd, 62, Waynesville, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Waynesville United Methodist Church. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, with military rites. Memorials: Waynesville United Methodist Church or Waynesville Rescue Squad.
MATTOON -- Irene H. Jorgenson, 89, Mattoon, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003).
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon. No visitation. Arrangements by: Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon. Memorials: donor's choice.
MORRISONVILLE -- Sylvia Estell "Pepper" Mahan, 68, of Chatham, formerly of Morrisonville, died 10 p.m. Monday (Feb. 17, 2003) in her residence in Chatham.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery, Palmer.
Mrs. Mahan was born March 3, 1934, in Byrdstown, Tenn., the daughter of Wesley Pierson and Bertha Jane Rigney Dowdy. She was a retired bartender of Fritz's Wagon Wheel, Springfield. She married Charles Leon Mahan on Feb. 9, 1952, in Taylorville.
Surviving are her daughters, Jane and husband Bernie Held of Plainfield; Gayle Nickey of Chatham; Rhonda and husband Don Harris of Chatham; son, Jeff and wife Cheryl Mahan of Madison, Miss.; grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Kevin Como of Raymore, Mo.; Melissa Held of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Jason Held and Rebecca Held, both of Plainfield; Tera Mahan of Russellville, Ark.; Jessika Mahan, Amanda Mahan and Adam Mahan, all of Madison, Miss.; Justin Harris of Tucson, Ariz.; Ashley Harris of Chatham; Michael Nickey and Kevin Nickey, both of Chatham; great-grandchild, Vincent Como of Raymore, Mo.; brother, Roy and wife Virginia Dowdy of Palmer; sisters, Elizabeth Cravens of Taylorville; Wanda Lowis of Palmer; Nellie and husband Edward Fleming of Palmer; Chrystell "Chris" Lowis of Springfield; Deanna and husband Ronald Palaschak of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Leta Belvia Hogge; and brother, Windell Ray Dowdy.
MOUNT PULASKI -- cs143 Kenneth J. Kafka, 53, Springfield, formerly of Mount Pulaski, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: Springfield Mental Health.
TEUTOPOLIS -- Eugenia Frances Kalec, 74, Teutopolis, homemaker, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Catholic Church, Teutopolis. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Meinhart-Neal Funeral Home, Effingham. Burial: Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
WESTFIELD -- Robert Lewis Kirkley, 75, Westfield, retired Moore Business Forms employee, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Westfield Baptist Church. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield. Arrangements by: Markwell Funeral Home, Casey. Memorials: Westfield Baptist Church.
TUSCOLA -- Dortha E. Marsh, 84, Tuscola, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Memorials: First Christian Church, Tuscola.
EFFINGHAM -- Flora P. Mason, 87, Effingham, homemaker, died Sunday (Feb. 16, 2003).
Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Memorials: donor's choice.
cs143 Survivors: sons, Clifford, Nolan, Larry, Gary, Leonard and Thomas, all of Decatur; Robert, Effingham; Ronald, Romeoville; daughters, Sharon Giesler, Effingham; Linda Mills, St. Elmo; brother, Raymond Smith, Neoga; Elsie Mason, Mattoon; 29 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents; husband, Noah C.; one grandchild; and four brothers; four sisters.
CLINTON -- Martha Helen Brockman Mearida, 91, Clinton, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
TAYLORVILLE -- Alma Lavern Thompson, 82, Taylorville, Illinois Bell Telephone employee, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Taylorville. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Arrangements by:cs143 McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church Child Care Plus or St. John's Hospital Hospice.
Member: Trinity Lutheran Church, and American Telephone Pioneers. Survivors: sisters, Helen Wittenburg, Slater, Mo.; Mary Passoni Zueck and Alta Bates Mundhenke, both of Taylorville. Preceded by: Parents and two brothers.