ROBINSON -- Ivory C. Eveland, 87, Robinson, homemaker, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Robinson New Cemetery.
CHATHAM -- Arlie Ray "Jake" Foster, 84, Chatham, retired carpenter, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial: Chatham Cemetery
with military rites. Memorials: American Heart Association or donor's choice.
World War II Army veteran. Member: VFW, Chatham, and DAV. Survivors: wife, Bettie; sons, Francis Ray Foster, Marine; Robert Foster, Clinton; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
MONTICELLO -- Victor Hogan, 77, Monticello, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello.
PALESTINE -- Jerome George Jochim, 75, Palestine, Palestine Grade School principal, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003).
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Robinson. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Palestine Grade School with 3 p.m. prayer service. Burial: Palestine Cemetery. Arrangements by: Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. Memorials: PGS Student Benefit Fund or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
OLNEY -- Grace Louise Jones, 89, Olney, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Olney. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Burial: Crest Haven Cemetery, Claremont. Memorials: St. Alban's Episcopal Church.
ROBINSON -- Connie Legg, 55, Robinson, real estate associate, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Robinson First United Methodist Church. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial: Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials: Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.
CAMARGO -- Wilma A. Mann, 72, Camargo, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Camargo Cemetery. Memorials: American Heart Association.
Member: Camargo Victory Church. Survivors: sons, Gary Mann and Brian White, both of Tuscola; daughters, Patty Campbell, Camargo; Sheryl Gabbard, Villa Grove; brothers, Allen Mann, Arthur; Marion Mann and Robert Mann, both of Champaign; sister, Marie Gobert, Hindsboro; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents.
TUSCOLA -- Gladys I. Nixon, 91, Tuscola, homemaker, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Villa Grove Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Member: First Baptist Church, Tuscola. Survivors: daughters, Irene Rigdon, Paris; Laura Thode and Mary Borders, both of Tuscola; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by: husband, John; two sons; two daughters; three brothers; one sister and three grandchildren.
GAYS -- Shannon Phipps, 82, Gays, farmer, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003).
Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Branchside Cemetery, Gays. Memorials: Smyser Christian Church.
MATTOON -- Nina I. Williams, 75, Mattoon, Quinn Broom Works employee, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2002).
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Barkley Funeral Home, Toledo. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Toledo Cemetery.
Alma Morgan of Schram City dies at 101
SCHRAM CITY -- Alma Rebecca Morgan, 101, of Schram City died 9:50 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003) in Hillsboro Health Care Center.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Bass-Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Herbert Griven officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Nokomis. Memorials: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.
Alma was born Sept. 18, 1901, in Nokomis, the daughter of John Henry and Sarah Johnson Schneider. She lived in Schram City and Hillsboro since 1940. She worked in the Hillsboro Glass Factory for 23 years. After retiring in the early 1970s, she worked at Hillsboro Hospital for about seven years. She was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and a member of the Ladies Aid of the church. She married Elmer Morgan on Jan. 22, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1963.
Surviving are her grandson, Eugene Morgan and wife Patricia of Hillsboro; five great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Emory Morgan, April 22, 1974; daughter, Lillian Ann Morgan in 1941; daughter-in-law, Gladys Morgan Whitlatch, Oct. 8, 1998; and brother, Ben Schneider.
DECATUR -- Mary Beth Camp, 23, Decatur, UPS employee, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements by: J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or Lutheran School Association.
DECATUR -- Billy Lee Eckart, 51, Decatur, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003).
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, Graceland Cemetery. Visitation: one hour before services, Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Memorials: to the family.
DECATUR -- Mary Ellen McGroarty Gallup, 71, of Decatur died 12:10 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home with visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials: Salvation Army or American Cancer Society.
Mary was born July 21, 1931, in Rexfield, Iowa, the daughter of John J. and Elizabeth Skidmore McGroarty. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, precinct committeewoman for South Wheatland Township, member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, holding offices locally, statewide and nationally and American Legion Auxiliary and was a volunteer for the Macon County Chapter of the Red Cross. Mary's first job was with the Iowa Inspection Bureau for 10 years. In Decatur, she worked for Wolverine Insurance for five years. In 1971, she went to work for Kemper Insurance as a transcriber and after 14 years she was downsized.
Her avocation was the NALCA. She held all local offices. She was elected to the state board in 1968, where she held the presidency for six years. In 1978, she was elected to the national board for eight very rewarding years. Rex and Mary met in 1954. She married Rex Gallup on Dec. 24, 1954. She joined her husband selling uniforms to letter carriers for Brookfield Uniform. Another group she wanted to acknowledge is American Legion Post 105, where she served as the president for one year. Her years with the Legion were very rewarding and hopefully she made many friends there. Her hobbies were crossword puzzles, a Jeopardy junkie (she went to Chicago twice) and gambling. She enjoyed revisiting her money all around the country and on cruise ships. She had a good life. Her final pun -- she had a "merry gallup."
She leaves her husband; daughter, Mickalene "Mickey" McDaniel and husband Jim of Decatur; grandchildren, David Matthew and Kathryn Elizabeth McDaniel (the joys of her life), both of Decatur; the Esther and Cecil Damery family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
The family of Mrs. Gallup would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Perry Guaglianone and the Cancer Care Center for the care they gave to Mary Ellen.
DECATUR -- Michael James "Mike" McMillion, 18, Decatur, Meridian High School senior, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Visitation was Friday. Burial: Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorials: Mound Chapel Church of God.
DECATUR -- James Everett Gentry, 80, Decatur, died Friday (Feb. 21, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes.
DECATUR -- Francis H. Hart, 81, of Decatur died 9:35 p.m. Feb. 14, 2003, in St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates.
Services will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home with visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, with military rites. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation.
Mr. Hart was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Peoria. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Civil War Round Table in the 1960s in Decatur and Cresthaven Country Club in the 1960s and 1970s. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla. He was a supervising mechanical engineer for Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years, where he retired in 1981. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He married Martha E. "Judy" Bailey on June 29, 1946. She preceded him in death June 1, 2000.
Surviving is his son, John E. Hart of Streamwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Special thanks to Joseph and Penny Thompson who brightened his recent years.
DECATUR -- Alice Hogan, 81, Decatur, died Friday (Feb. 21, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home.