LATHAM -- Joyce Marshall, 77, Latham, homemaker, died Saturday (March 15, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Illini Township Cemetery, Warrensburg. Memorials: Latham Baptist Church or the family.
TUSCOLA -- Marguerite L. Pate, 97, Tuscola, homemaker, died Friday (March 14, 2003).
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuscola. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: St. Mary's Cathedral Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind. Arrangements by: Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola. Memorials: Forty Martyrs Catholic Church or donor's choice.
VILLA GROVE -- Beverly J. Patton, 73, Villa Grove, retired Urbana Mercy Hospital employee, died Saturday (March 15, 2003).
Graveside services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fairfield Cemetery, Newman. Visitation: one hour before services, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Memorials: donor's choice.
Survivors: sons, Phillip Derby, Mayview; Bruce Derby, Mazon; Joe Patton, Villa Grove; daughters, Connie Buberle, Coal City; Bernita Derby, Murray, Ky.; brother, Stanton L. Bane, Newman; sister, Shirley Rothermel, Homer; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded by: husband, James; parents; one grandson; one brother.
TAYLORVILLE -- Janice I. Peel, 94, Taylorville, retired Memorial Medical Center operator, died Saturday (March 15, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Edinburg Cemetery.
Member: Edinburg Christian Church; Edinburg Lioness Club. Survivors: son, Dwight Peel, Martinsville; daughter, Sharon Boaden, Edinburg; sister, Sue Dowdell, Edinburg; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by: husband, Raymond; parents; one brother; two sisters.
ASSUMPTION -- Margaret E. Sterenberg, 80, Assumption, died Sunday (March 16, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption.
MATTOON -- Rosemary Tolen, 87, Mattoon, died Saturday (March 15, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon.
DECATUR -- Elsie Mae Burton, 71, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Decatur, died Saturday (March 15, 2003) in Richmond.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home, with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, with military rites by the Inter Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County. Memorials: Elsie Mae Burton Memorial Fund.
Elsie was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Princeton, Ind., the daughter of Carl and Lena Beckwith Griffin. She was a member of Maranatha Assembly of God. Elsie worked as a bookkeeper at the signal depot and proudly served our country in the Army during the Korean War. She married Roy Burton in June of 1953.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Carl (Faye) Burton of Hanover, Va.; John (Nancy)Burton of Springfield; Stan (Theresa) Burton of Decatur; daughter, Susan Burton of Richmond, Va.; brother, Robert (Kay) Griffin of Princeton; sisters, Ada Slavik of Princeton; Rose Hueby of Indianapolis, Ind.; Ruth Neilsen of Morris; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
FORSYTH -- Rich Crocker, 86, Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Forsyth, died Sunday (March 16, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home.
DECATUR -- M. Lorene Gallup, 81, of Decatur died Sunday (March 16, 2003) in her home.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Lester Barnett Cemetery. Memorials: St. Johns Hospice Program.
Lorene was born March 8, 1922, in Kansas, the daughter of John and Emma Turpin Floquet. She was a retired employee of the state of Illinois.
Surviving are her sons, Thomas "Tag" (Beckie) and John Gallup, both of Decatur; Raymond (Rita) Gallup of California; mother of Decatur; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-stepgrandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father, one brother and one sister.
MAROA -- Lela Greeson- Stinson, 93, of Maroa died 11:10 a.m. Saturday (March 15, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Calvert Funeral Home, and 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the cemetery. Graveside rites will be noon Wednesday in Greenup Cemetery. Memorials: Childrens Mission of Sunnyside Church of Christ.
Mrs. Greeson -Stinson was born Feb. 26, 1910, in Greenup, the daughter of the Rev. William Turner and Elizabeth Paul. She was a retired cook for Maroa Grade School and Mason Restaurant in Maroa. She was a member of Sunnyside Church of Christ and was a quilter and avid gardener. She married Rufus Greeson on Feb. 1, 1928, in Greenup. He preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1979. She later married Robert Stinson in April 1984. He preceded her in death in 1990.
Surviving are her daughters, Dorothy Morsch and husband Emil of Argenta; Elizabeth "Peggy" Turner and husband Hank of Ashville, Ohio; Joyce Craig of Normal; Tanya Heidgerken and husband Larry of Decatur; stepchildren, James and Fern Stinson of Decatur; Jean and Raymond Lowery of Derby, Kan.; Larry and Judy Stinson of Plano, Texas; Betty and Loy Baird of Garland, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and seven sisters.
DECATUR -- Cletus L. Jannink, 78, of Decatur died Sunday (March 16, 2003) in his home.
Funeral Liturgy will be 10 a.m. Thursday in J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home, with Father Dennis Kollross officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Cletus was born June 4, 1924, in Oconee, the son of Herman and Mary Lehn Jannink. He worked in the tool crib for 30 years at Caterpillar Inc., retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, UAW 751 and past member of Knights of Columbus. Cletus married Norma Jean Lockard on Nov. 9, 1946, in Pana.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years; son, Patrick J. (Gale E.) Jannink of Decatur; daughters, Joanne M. (James E.) Kater of Decatur; half brothers, Gene (Jenny) Jannink and Lawrence (Donna) Jannink, both of Pana; grandchildren, Charles B. Jannink, Stephen L. Jannink; Deborah K. Watson, Jennifer M. Kater and Timothy J. Kater; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Zackery, Morgan, Aaron Jr. and Briana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; half brother, Carl; half sister, Gertrude.
DECATUR -- Marie Evelyn King, 86, of Decatur passed away 10:02 a.m. Sunday (March 16, 2003) in St. Mary's Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Entombment will be in Star of Hope Mausoleum in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials: to the family.
Mrs. King was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Oakley, the daughter of the Rev. Vyron and Faye Viola Jackson Wheeler. She was a sales clerk for more than 30 years and retired from Famous Department Store. She married Wilbur Murl King on April 15, 1934, in Clarksburg. He preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1989.
Surviving are her sons, Wilbur M. King Jr. and wife Vickie of Decatur; Ronald L. King and Roselyn of Magnolia, Ark.; sister, Doris Stout and husband Charles of Decatur; special sister-in-law, Velva Taylor of Lovington; grandchildren, Ronda Rawl, Regina Wood and Ronica Parker; stepgrandchildren, Teresa Hosman, Joe Dieckhaus and Lorri Dieckhaus; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; special niece and nephews, Judy Lane, Bob Stout and David Stout.
DECATUR -- Myrtle Ruth Pyles, 71, of Decatur went to be with the Lord 6:35 a.m. Saturday (March 15, 2003) in Lincoln Manor nursing home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Maranatha Assembly of God Church, with visitation two hours before services. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Arrangements by: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Memorials: American Lung Association or
American Heart Association.
Mrs. Pyles was born April 22, 1931, in Decatur, the daughter of Paul and Lula Butler Lenover. She was a homemaker and attended Maranatha Assembly of God and Four Square Gospel Church. She married Herbert D. Pyles on Aug. 2, 1952. He preceded her in death Dec. 23, 1997.
Surviving are her daughters, Betty May and husband Ron and Brenda Norem and husband Roger, all of Decatur; son, Gary Pyles and wife Debbie of Decatur; brothers, Richard Lenover of Decatur; Virgil Lenover and wife Agnes of California; sisters, Wanda Campbell and husband Winfield and Elsie Brown and husband Bob, all of California; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.
The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Tim Miller and staff for the loving care provided to their loved one.
DECATUR -- William C. Reddick Sr., 65, of Decatur died 5:20 a.m. Sunday (March 16, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in North Fork Cemetery. Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Homeward Bound Pet Shelter.
Mr. Reddick was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Morrisonville, the son of Othello and Bernadine James Reddick. He was a sheet metal worker with Union Local 218 of Springfield.
Surviving are his sons, William Charles Reddick Jr. and wife Nancy of Normal; Ed Waltz and wife Lucy of LeRoy; Jim Waltz of Saybrook; daughters, Lisa Lewis Reddick, Cheryl Kitchens and husband Rick and Cathy Waltz, all of Saybrook; Julie King of Maroa; sisters, Alice Williams of Oakley; Anna Shepherd and husband Ted of Decatur; brother-in-law, Richard Hall of Decatur; nine grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Della Hall.
DECATUR -- Harold E. Schum, 79, Decatur, died Sunday (March 16, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, with 8 p.m. prayer service. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, with military rites. Memorials: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or Decatur Cancer Clinic.