DECATUR -- Bonnie M. Vest, 79, of Decatur, formerly of Niantic, died 2:45 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2003) in Aspen Ridge Care Centre.
According to her wishes, her body is being donated for medical research. Private memorial services will be Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003. Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Aspen Ridge Care Centre, fifth floor.
Mrs. Vest was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Piatt County, the daughter of Elmer Mosser and Anna Day Mosser. She ran a restaurant and gas station with her husband. She also worked for Kresge Co. She married Jack Vest on Oct. 10, 1942. He preceded her in death July 4, 1983.
Surviving are her daughters, Jacqueline A. Gunnels and husband Bill of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Judy Daubs and husband Harold of Illiopolis; brothers, Elmer Mosser Jr., William Mosser and Harley Mosser, all of Decatur; sister, Mary Dodson of Wheaton; grandchildren, G. William Gunnels, Robert M. Daubs and Christina Huff; great-grandson, Jordan Huff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, George Mosser.
DECATUR -- Louvern Wilder, 65, Decatur, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Walker Funeral Service and Chapel.
SHELBYVILLE -- Doris R. Shutt Britton, 98, Shelbyville, died Thursday (Feb. 13, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
BROWNSTOWN -- Mila Rosetta McCormick, 85, Brownstown, retired Johnson, Stephens, Shinkle Shoe Factory employee, died Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2003).
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Visitation: one hour before services. Private family graveside services: at a later date, Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials: Fayette County Hospital Hospice.
ROBINSON -- Betty L. Baker, 68, Robinson, formerly of Oblong, died Thursday (Feb. 13, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: White Oak Cemetery, Oblong. Memorials: Betty L. Baker Memorial Fund.
LINCOLN -- Betty J. Bennett, 77, Lincoln, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003).
Memorial services: at a later date. No visitation. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Kickapoo Creek Park Association, Lincoln.
ARCOLA -- Wilson R. Boesiger, 84, Arcola, USI Chemical Corp. employee, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003).
Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Arcola Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola. Memorials: American Diabetes Association.
World War II Navy veteran. Member: American Legion, Marshall, and Eagles Club, Mattoon. Survivors: daughters, Diana Pilson, Mattoon; Jo Ann Beyers, Bloomington; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded by: wife, Florence, three brothers, two sisters.
CLINTON -- Tony L. Davis, 35, Clinton, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Tony Davis Memorial Fund.
OBLONG -- Judy Krick, 65, Oblong, retired teacher, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003).
No services. Arrangements by: Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Memorials: American Diabetes Association.
CASEY -- Allen "Jack" Leohr, 60, Casey, Eastern Illinois University employee, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Markwell Funeral Home, Casey. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Hazel Dell Cemetery, Casey.
ST. ELMO -- Matilda Nagy, 97, St. Elmo, formerly of Port Richey, Fla., died Thursday (Feb. 13, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Kessel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, and 1:30 p.m. until services in the church. Burial: Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey, Fla. Memorials: Calvin Reformed United Church of Christ, 2895 Glenwood/Lansing Road, Lynwood, IL 60411-6306.
EDGEWOOD -- Eleanor Newman, 90, Edgewood, former teacher, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003).
Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Visitation: noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon.
CLAY CITY -- Orvel E. Patterson, 91, Clay City, died Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Sunday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Clay City. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Burial: Clay City Cemetery.
MOUNT PULASKI -- Ray O. Peterson, 77, Mount Pulaski, Hoblits and Diamond Shamrock employee, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaksi. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery, with military rites. Memorials: Lake Fork Christian Church.
World War II Navy Veteran. Member: Lake Fork Christian Church. Survivors: wife, Nola Jean, Mount Pulaski; son, Dennis Ray Peterson, Mount Pulaski; sister, Meredith "Dot" Bohn, Elkhart. Preceded by: parents, one brother.
MONTICELLO -- Mildred I. Pierson, 86, Monticello, died Thursday (Feb. 13, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello.
EFFINGHAM -- Edward R. "Rich" Zimmerman Jr., 67, Effingham, retired Crysler Corp. employee, died Thursday (Feb. 13, 2003).
Services: 7 p.m. Monday, Meinhart-Neal Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials: St. Anthony's Catholic Schools.