OLNEY -- Hazel I. Russell, 86, Olney, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. No visitation. Arrangements by: Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney.
VANDALIA -- Charleen Meador, 81, Vernon, homemaker, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shobonier. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia and one hour before services in the church. Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Member: Immanuel Lutheran Church. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Preceded by: parents; husband, Darrell O.; one brother.
OLNEY -- Beulah Evelyn Luther, 92, Olney, died Sunday (March 9, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Dutch Flats Cemetery, Claremont. Memorials: donor's choice.
TUSCOLA -- Henry Yoder, 62, Tuscola, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).
Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Laverne Hochstetler residence, Tuscola. Visitation: before services. Burial: Miller Cemetery.
Member: Old Order Amish. Survivors: sons, Kenneth Yoder, Loganville, Wis.; Mervin
Yoder and Danny Rae Yoder, both of Pleasant Hill; Levi Yoder, Tuscola; Nelson Yoder, Viana; Earl Yoder and Jerry Yoder, both of Vestaberg, Mich.; daughters, Ruth Ann Schrock and Alta K. Schrock, both of Vestaburg; Fannie Marie Yoder, Evansville, Wisc.; brothers, Edwin J. Yoder, Arcola; Lewis J. Yoder, Lovington; sisters, March Schrock, Sullivan; Anna Troyer and Elnora Mullett, both of Sugar Creek, Ohio; Kathryn Yoder, Lovington; Susan Miller, Arthur; 55 grandchildren. Preceded by: parents; wife, Emma D. Miller; one stillborn children; two stillborn grandchildren and two brothers.
TUSCOLA -- Ned B. Romine, 85, Tuscola, retired farmer, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Services: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola. Visitation: 1 p.m. until services. Burial: Cartwright Cemetery, Tuscola. Memorials: Zion United Church of Christ, Arthur.
LINCOLN -- Jessie A. Boward, 85, Lincoln, died Sunday (March 9, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Holland & Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln.
LINCOLN -- Leslie F. Schmidt, 90, Lincoln, retired assistant Lincoln post office postmaster, died Sunday (March 9, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church or St. Clara's Manor.
SCHRAM CITY -- Mary Olive Ward, 88, Schram City, cook, died Sunday (March 9, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bass-Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Wares Grove Cemetery, Butler. Memorials: Masses or donor's choice.
MONTICELLO -- Mildred R. "Minnie" Schuler, 78, Monticello, retired registered nurse, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, with 7:45 p.m. rosary service. Burial: Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials: Piatt County Nursing Home, Unit 1111 N. State St., Monticello, or St. Philomena Catholic Church.
DECATUR -- Maurine Abel, 89, Decatur, died Monday (March 10, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
ARGENTA -- Ruby L. Brandon, 74, of Argenta died 2 a.m. Sunday (March 9, 2003) in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, with the Rev. Dale Leischner officiating. A private visitation will be Wednesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta. Memorials: Ruby L. Brandon Memorial Fund.
Ruby was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Macon County, Tenn., the daughter of Richard Morgan and Bertha Dyer. She married Earl C. Brandon on June 18, 1949, in Monroe County, Ky. He passed away Feb. 2, 1993.
Surviving are her children, Randy (Johnetta) Brandon of Humble, Texas; Sue Grider (Steve Hudson) of Oakley; Alex (Amy) Brandon of Oreana; Gale (Greg) Barnes of Argenta; Bob (Teresa) Brandon of Alvarado, Texas; stepsons, Jim (Pam) Brandon of Lugoff, S.C.; Joe (Janice) Brandon of Memphis, Tenn.; George (Donna) Brandon of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Lewis Morgan of Decatur; sisters, Helen Comer of Bowling Green, Ky.; Dorothy Ford of Tompkinsville, Ky.; 10 stepgrandchildren and eight great-stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, L.S. Morgan and John Morgan; sisters, Jewell Comer and Moline Kitchens.
DECATUR -- Harold L. Butler, 75, of Decatur died Sunday (March 9, 2003) in his residence.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in South Shores United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Homes, with 8 p.m. Masonic services, and a half hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to South Shores United Methodist Church, Firefighters Station 2 and Shriner's Hospitals for Children in St. Louis.
cs143 Harold was born April 22, 1927, in Kappa, the son of Max and Nellie I. Farrell Butler. He was an active member of South Shores United Methodist Church, also serving as trustee; he worked for Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for 33 years before retiring as superintendent. Harold was a member of Masonic Lodge (Mount Morian 51) in Hillsboro, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Valley of Peoria, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, VFW, Traveler's Protection Association, American Legion, Caterpillar Inc. Retirees, Association of Manufacturing Engineers, Oriental Band in Decatur and present officer at the Lake Grove Club. Harold served as past president and on the board of directors of CEFCU Credit Union in Peoria. He was in the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He also had his pilot's license. He married Johanna S. Aper on Oct. 12, 1947, in Bloomington.
cs143 Surviving are his wife; brothers, James R. Butler and wife Charlene of Hillsboro; Richard M. Butler and wife Kathryn of Decatur; godchildren, Edward L. Butler and wife Cathy of Hillsboro; Debbie Shaw of Peoria; Robert A. Fornoff and wife Debbie of Pekin; Randy Fornoff of Westminster, Colo.; David Fornoff and wife Dianne of Bloomington; Ashley Fornoff of East Peoria; sisters-in-law, Ila Butler and friend Dale Boyd of Hillsboro; Donna Butler of Richardson, Texas; dearly loved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward, Harley, Glenn and Allen; sister, Verna.
MACON -- Richard L. Coombe, 65, Macon, died Thursday (March 6, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Ater-Wikoff Funeral Home, Macon.
DECATUR -- Willis L. Dickey Sr., 69, custodian, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Graveside services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Greenwood Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service Inc.
MOUNT ZION -- Beryle C. Doolittle, 102, Mount Zion, died Monday (March 10, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion.
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.
cs143 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 -- E. Leon Moore, 87, Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Durham, N.C., died Sunday (March 9, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
DECATUR -- Fannie Mae Walker, 92, Decatur, died Friday (March 7, 2003).
Services: noon Saturday, St. James Church of God In Christ, Brownsville, Tenn. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Community Temple Church of God In Christ, Decatur. Burial: Rosenwald Cemetery, Brownsville. Arrangements by: Walker Funeral Service and Chapel.
DECATUR -- Pauline G. Piekutowski, 90, of Decatur died 5 a.m. Sunday (March 9, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Dawson & Wikoff Colonial Chapel North. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Building Fund.
Mrs. Piekutowski was born April 1, 1912, in Kenney, the daughter of Golie and Katherine Irvin Chapman. She was a homemaker. She married Joseph Piekutowski on Sept. 1, 1950. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1998.
Surviving are her children, Charlotte Castor and husband Phillip of Noblesville, Ind.; Paul Bolin and wife Ellen of Decatur; Mary Jo Thacker and husband Richard of Decatur; grandchildren, Vicki Games, Susan Geshan, Michael Castor, Steven Castor, Sarah Castor, Steven Bolin, Tamara Matson, Richard Thacker Jr. and Emily Thacker; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister.
The family would like to thank Dr. Fritz, Dr. Jyothinagaram, Dr. Hasnain, Dr. Huss and the Grambro Center staff for all their compassion and outstanding care.