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Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2013, at 4:51 p.m.


DECATUR -- Patricia A. Karl, 56, of Decatur died 10:20 a.m. Sunday (March 9, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Westside Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Cemetery.

Patricia was born Oct. 24, 1946, in Robinson, the daughter of Mervin Utterback and Mary Gowin Utterback. She was a member of Westside Church of the Nazarene and was an infrastructure analyst at Tate and Lyle for 36 years. She married Ray G. Karl on October 22, 1983, in Decatur.

Surviving are her husband; mother, Mary Utterback of Robinson; stepchildren, Douglas Karl and wife Janice of Naperville; John Karl and wife Kim of Bloomington; Julie Jedlicka and husband Ben of Decatur; sisters, Karen Utterback of Charleston; Cindy Wilson and husband Paul of Devon, Pa.; brothers, Kevin Utterback and wife Rebecca of Robinson; Danny Utterback and wife Carlene of Dothan, Ala.; six stepgrandchildren; one great-stepgranddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews.


DECATUR -- Pauline G. Piekutowski, 90, Decatur, died Sunday (March 9, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff Colonial Chapel North Funeral Home.


HILLSBORO -- Doris E. Beal, 79, Hillsboro, retired from Hillsboro Dress Factory, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bass-Patton Memorial Home. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Clear Springs Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials: Jolly Grandmothers.


KANSAS -- Fenton Huston "Rudy" Bottom, 93, Kansas, retired farmer, died Friday (March 7, 2003).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Kansas. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sutton & Son Funeral Homes, Kansas. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Kansas. Memorials: Pleasant Hill Christian Church.


GREENVILLE -- Stanley E. Blunt, 78, Greenville, died Saturday (March 8, 2003). Arrangements by: Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville.


TUSCOLA -- Julia A. Bruce, 70, Tuscola, retired teacher, died Thursday (March 6, 2003).

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston. No visitation. Arrangements by: Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola. Memorials: American Cancer Society.


ARTHUR -- Donald J. Crowe, 52, of Cave City, Ky. passed away Friday (March 7, 2003) in his home, after a sudden illness.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City, with visitation two hours before services. Masonic rites were Sunday. Burial will be in Cave City Cemetery.

Mr. Crowe was the son of the late McKinley and Estline Likens Crowe of Arthur. He was the owner and operator of Crowe Outlet, a member of Arcola Masonic Lodge and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his mother; sons, Jason Crowe of Park City, Ky.; Jared Crowe of Chicago; daughters, Lyndsey Crowe of Arthur; Haley Crowe of Cave City; brothers, Jim Crowe of Mattoon; David Crowe of Sullivan; Danny Crowe of Bowling Green; sisters, Neda Greathouse and Shelia Crowe, both of Arthur; stepsister, Lisa Haynes of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Caleb and Cody Crowe.


MATTOON -- James M. Clem, 56, Mattoon, died Saturday (March 8, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.


DECATUR -- Charles W. "Bill" Claypool, 68, Decatur, retired laborer, died Thursday (March 6, 2003).

Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service Inc.


HERRICK -- Floyd W. Clark, 88, Herrick, welder, died Sunday (March 9, 2003).

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home, Herrick. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Myers Cemetery, Herrick, with military rites.

World War II Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Freda M. Clark, Herrick; daughters, Karen R. Thompson, Debra K. Fouts and Lori L. Huey, all of Herrick; Patricia A. Robertson, Shelbyville; Lana S. Stephens, Beecher City; son, Lynn Clark, Herrick; sisters, Mattie Pope, Pana; Beulah Cable, Herrick; Alice Ehlert, Vandalia; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Preceded by: two brothers, four sisters and one granddaughter.


TAYLORVILLE -- Freeda L. Durbin, 85, of Taylorville died 5:20 p.m. Saturday (March 8, 2003) in Taylorville Care Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sutton Memorial Home Chapel, Taylorville, with the Rev. Chad Foster officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ramsey.

Mrs. Durbin was born Dec. 14, 1917, in Ramsey, the daughter of Calvin and Cassandra Burris Lippert. She was a retired baker from Jubelt's Bakery and My Store, and she did baby-sitting in later years. She married Edward Lawrence Durbin in June 1936, Ramsey. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1995.

Surviving are her sons, Raymond E. Durbin and wife Marjorie of Decatur; Larry D. Durbin of Taylorville; Darrell L. Durbin and wife Deborah of Edinburg; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren; sister, Irma Warner of Vandalia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son in infancy, Ronald Durbin; grandson, Clay Durbin; sister, Roxanne Rhodes.


LINCOLN -- Steven Robert Howerton, 50, Lewistown, formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holland & Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: to the family of Steven R. Howerton for funeral expenses.


ALTAMONT -- Lylia M. Hubbard, 51, Altamont, waitress, died Friday (March 7, 2003).

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial: Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Memorials: donor's choice.


BEECHER CITY -- Anna B. Hunt, 75, of Beecher City passed away 4:40 a.m. Saturday (March 8, 2003) in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Beecher City, with the Rev. Mario Mayer officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Hubbartt Cemetery, Beecher City. Memorials: Evangel United Methodist Church of Beecher City or Tri-County Fire Department Fireman's Fund.

Mrs. Hunt was born July 26, 1927, in Watson, the daughter of Frank and Beulah Boggs Becker. She was a homemaker and was employed at Perkins Grocery Store in Beecher City. In her early years, she worked at Norge in Effingham. She was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church and a former member of St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She married Charles O. Hunt Jr. on Sept. 12, 1947. He preceded her in death June 16, 1988.

Surviving are her son, Van Hunt and wife Julie of Brownstown; daughter, Kim Ray and husband Doug of Beecher City; grandson, Adam Hunt and wife Deana; stepgranddaughter, Sarah Barton; sisters, Helen Davis of Watson; Pat Webb of Effingham; Russella Wallace and husband Dean of Watson; brother, Jack Becker and wife Jolene of Effingham.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Sherry Lea in infancy and a brother, Gene Becker.


TUSCOLA -- Lucille Burns, 98, of Tuscola died 11:43 p.m. Saturday (March 8, 2003) in Tuscola Nightingale Manor Nursing Home.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with the Rev. Clyde Snyder officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Memorials: Talking Books for the Blind, 845 Brenkman Drive, Pekin, IL 61554 or Lincolnland Hospice, Box 372, Mattoon, IL 61938.

Mrs. Burns was born April 14, 1904, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the daughter of Walter and Mary Eleanor Needham Coolman. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1922, and from Indiana University in 1928. She did post-graduate work at Butler University, Indiana State University and Eastern Illinois University. She was admitted into the emeritus club membership of Indiana University on May 6, 1978, for having served Indiana University faithfully for 50 years. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. In 1997, she was honored for being the only surviving member of Indiana University's first pledge class of the Theta Beta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a retired school teacher, having taught English at Urbana High School, Sullivan High School and Arcola High School. She was a member of Tuscola Woman's Club, where she served two terms as president, member of local, state and national Retired Teacher's associations, Tuscola United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was the first woman to serve on Tuscola Community unit 301 school board. She also served on CUP Program of Douglas County for eight years.

She married Dr. Robert E. Burns on Aug. 3, 1938, in Springfield. He preceded her in death May 13, 1983.

Surviving are her son, Dr. Thomas W. Burns of Sacramento, Calif.; stepson, Dale Burns and wife Martha of Tuscola; five stepgrandchildren, 11 great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Raymond Coolman; stepdaughter, Ruth Cannon; stepgranddaughter, Angela Burns.


VANDALIA -- Burt L. Powell, 89, Vandalia, formerly of Brownstown, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Brownstown. Memorials: donor's choice.

Survivors: sons, Nelson, Brownstown; Doyle, Vandalia; daughter, Mary Crook, Sedalia, Mo.; brother, Grail Powell, Carmi; sister, Zella Prajzner, Chicago; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren. Preceded by: parents; wife, Dorothy; two sons, two brothers and three sisters.


PANA -- Kevin Riley, 30, Pana, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pana. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Pana. Memorials: Carnegie-Schuyler Library, Pana.

Survivors: parents, Greg and Mary Riley, Pana; brothers, Todd Riley, Brad Riley and Jason Riley, all of Pana; sisters, Annette Coleman and Cindy Cothern, both of Pana. Preceded by: grandparents.

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