DECATUR -- Janet Lee Hullinger, 63, of Decatur died 5:45 a.m. Friday (March 7, 2003) in her home, with her family by her side.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the church. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: First Christian Church.
Janet was born July 6, 1939, in Boody, the daughter of Fay and Opal Jourdon Boggs. She served as secretary at MacArthur High School from 1957 to 1961. She was a homemaker and mother. She was a lifetime member of the President's Council of the University of Illinois, an avid sports fan of the Chicago Bears and the Illini. She married Gene Hullinger on June 26, 1960, in Decatur.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Jeffery Lee Hullinger of Tampa, Fla.; Kurtis Hullinger and wife Lane of Lincoln; grandchildren, Nolan, Mia and Landon Hullinger of Lincoln; sister, Rea Virt and husband Carrol of Blue Mound; brothers-in-law, Jasper Hullinger and wife Joyce of Oreana; Golden Hullinger and wife June of Michigan; sisters-in-law, Pearl Noble of California; Mary Paxton and Marjorie Boggs, both of Decatur; Harriett Daniels and husband Jerry of Alaska; 28 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mel Boggs; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Jane Hullinger.
The family would like to thank five special angels, Bev and John Buzan, Diana Ritter, and Charles and Ginny McGee.
DECATUR -- Alfred R. Finks, 85, Decatur, died Saturday (March 8, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
DECATUR -- Mark William Ingram, 20, of Decatur died 10 p.m. Wednesday (March 5, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Monday in First Presbyterian Church. There will be no visitation. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Decatur Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit, Central Illinois Branch of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Richland Community College.
Mr. Ingram was born July 5, 1982, in Decatur, the son of Ronald Keith and Sue Ann Ingram. He was a student at Richland Community College, an Eagle Scout and an assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 5, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mark was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his parents; brothers, Ronald K. (Laura) Ingram III of Decatur; Matthew D. (MaryKate) Ingram of Mount Zion; sister, Dana (Jason) Kretsinger; nine nephews and nieces; grandmothers, Iris Burns of Millington, Mich., and Olga Gordon of Portland, Mich.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Decatur Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit and the intensive care unit for their uplifting care during Mark's illness.
DECATUR -- Leo Dale McCoy, 71, Decatur, died Thursday (March 6, 2003).
Memorial services: 7 p.m. Monday, Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Memorials: donor's choice.
WARRENSBURG -- Harriett Lelia Oxley, 84, of Warrensburg died 3:37 p.m. Thursday (March 6, 2003) in Lincoln Manor.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home, with visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg. Memorials: Crones Foundation or donor's choice.
Mrs. Oxley was born June 24, 1918, in Macon County, the daughter of John Marshall and Adelaide Gilman Marshall. She was a teller and supervisor for 43 years at Millikin National Bank. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and AARP. She married Jack Oxley in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1969.
Surviving are her sister, Marian Oliver of Harristown; brother, Eugene Marshall and wife Shirley of Warrensburg; nieces, Gloria Reece and husband Tom of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Patricia Slenn and husband Walter of St. Charles; Nancy Boland and husband Charles of Oakley; Sheila Patterson and husband Ronald of Niantic; Betsy Reinstorf and husband James of Harristown.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
DECATUR -- Fannie Mae Walker, 92, Decatur, died Friday (March 7, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Walker Funeral Service and Chapel.
DECATUR -- Peter Parenti, 90, of Decatur died 9 p.m. Wednesday (March 5, 2003) in McKinley Court Health Services.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday in St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery, Chicago. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, with 5 p.m. liturgy service. Memorials: Our Lady of Lourdes School.
Peter was born Nov. 21, 1912, the son of Frank and Mary Gerali Parenti. He married Stephanie Suatrin on Jan. 7, 1939, in Chicago. She preceded him in death July 7, 1985. He later married Margaret Ransom on Nov. 28, 1987, in Decatur. She survives.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and worked 36 years at STANADYNE before his retirement in 1976. He was also a member of the Decatur Club, the Country Club of Decatur, the Golden K Kiwanis and did volunteer work in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret; son, Paul Parenti and wife Joann of Oreana; Patrick Parenti of Michigan; sisters, Sarah, Esther, Emily, Elizabeth and Angeline; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Stephanie; one brother and one sister.
DECATUR -- Mackenzie K. Whaley-Smith, infant, died 6:22 p.m. Tuesday (March 4, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Lester Barnett Cemetery, Long Creek. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Memorials: to the family.
Mackenzie was born March 4, 2003, the daughter of Chuck Smith and Jill Whaley.
She is survived by her parents; brothers, Manolito Connor Jr., Stoney Whaley, Quenton Gude, Tre Shawn Smith, Quantrell Smith and Bradley Smith, all of Decatur; Adrian Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Kassitty Whaley, RiAnna Smith, Talysha Smith and Ashley Smith, all of Decatur; maternal grandmother, Carol Dickson of Decatur; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Mary Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Rita Willis of Decatur; several aunts and uncles, cousins and special friends.
DECATUR -- William Joseph Zehnacker, 78, of Decatur died Saturday (March 8, 2003) in his home.
Liturgy services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, with visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Macon Cemetery
at a later date. Memorials: donor's choice.
Mr. Zehnacker was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Joseph and Helen Deimling Zehnacker. Mr. Zehnacker was a retired general foreman at the Clinton Power Station. He was a graduate of Millikin University, a member of the Big Blue Club, and had served a three- year term on the Millikin Alumni Board. He was a member of the Millikin Associates, life member of the DAV and a 20-year member of the American Legion. Mr. Zehnacker served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and received a Purple Heart and Air Medal after his plane was shot down in 1945. He was an avid golfer and Millikin sports fan. He married Joyce Denson on Dec. 28, 1948, in St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Thomas Zehnacker and wife Shirley of Decatur; William "Twoey" Zehnacker and wife Debbie of Macon; Richard Zehnacker and wife Janet of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Teri Zehnacker; Molly Sheets and husband Josh; Julie, Ryan, Jill and Sarah Zehnacker; stepgrandchildren, Maria Hart, Sally Pinkerton, Shelby Gant, Chelsea Gant, Devon Gant; great-stepgrandchildren, Bobby, Aaliyah.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
CASEY -- Evelyn B. Bowen, 95, Casey, Goble Furniture employee, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Markwell Funeral Home, Casey. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Casey Cumberland Cemetery.
COFFEEN -- Cleo M. Carpita, 81, Coffeen, retired Chicago Park District employee, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).
Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday, Hillcrest Memorial Park, Centralia. No visitation. Arrangements by: Bass-Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro.
EFFINGHAM -- Melvin W. Connor, 51, Effingham, retired Fedders welder, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Meinhart-Neal Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham. Memorials: to the family or donor's choice.
PANA -- Walter R. Barr, 76, of Pana died 11:30 p.m. Thursday (March 6, 2003) in his residence.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana, with Pastor Bill Rosnett of Pana Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with 8 p.m. Masonic rites. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana, with graveside military rites by Pana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4431 and United Mine Workers rites. Memorials: Pana Community Hospital Foundation for Hospice or Pana Senior Citizens.
Mr. Barr was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Millersville, the son of Clarence J. and Iva Garber Barr. He lived his entire life in the Pana area and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a retired coal miner, working in the mines for more than 33 years. He loved to play bingo and enjoyed camping and fishing. He was a 40-year member of Pana Christian Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and bus driver. He was also a member of United Mine Workers of America District 12, Local 1393; Pana Lodge 226 AF & AM; and Pana Eagles Club. He married Mary Alice Wallar on May 28, 1949, in the Pana Methodist Church. She preceded him on July 25, 1992.
Surviving are his daughters, Linda Miller and husband Ron of Nokomis; Kelly Walker of Maine; Carla Oller of Springfield; Jackie Rakers and husband Dave of Ohlman; grandchildren, Angie Gross; Amy Henson; Laura Smalley; Lisa Stewart; Kelsey, Ben and Maggie Rakers; Kirby Oller; great-grandchildren, Corey, Caleb, Cameron, Lucas and Mason; sister, Jennie Suter of Pana; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Clarence and Paul Barr.
SHUMWAY -- Mildred Marie Heil, 74, Shumway, homemaker, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson, and one hour before services in the church. Burial: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church.
Member: Trinity Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors: brother, Elmer Heil, Shumway.
BETHANY -- Dorothy M. Dempsey, 91, Bethany, retired bakery owner, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial: Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials: United Methodist Church, Bethany.
Member: United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Jack R. Dempsey, Overland Park, Kan.; daughter, Doris J. Wheeler, Bethany; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded by: parents and two brothers.
VANDALIA -- A. Wayne Harris, 83, Vandalia, retired Department of Corrections dietary technician, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Graveside services: 2 p.m. Monday, Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation: noon to 1:45 p.m., Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia. Memorials: donor's choice.
LINCOLN -- Gladys I. Hertzfeldt, 88, Lincoln, retired Elkhart schools teacher, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Holland & Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials: American Cancer Society or Heart Fund.
BEECHER CITY -- Anna B. Hunt, 75, Beecher City, died Saturday (March 8, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Beecher City.