DECATUR -- Horace Clay Dean, 77, of Decatur died Wednesday morning (March 19, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Cody & Sons Memorial Home, Jacksonville. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Lung Center.
Mr. Dean was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Henry Clay and Maggie Walker Dean. He was a retired store manager for B.F. Goodrich Co. He was a graduate of Sperry High School in Sperry, Iowa, and a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a charter member of the Jacksonville Ambucs. He married Mary Eileen Sylvester on Sept. 14, 1946, in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Surviving are his wife; daughters, Constance Dean (Ralph) Mudd of Jacksonville; Janice Dean (Ronald) Willmore of Lincoln; son, Henry C. Dean of Moweaqua; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Henrietta (Richard) Lehnert of Oakville, Iowa; Viola Hodge of LowMoor, Iowa; Gertrude Gibson of Burlington, Iowa; brother, Clifford (Berniece) Dean of Seattle, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Darrell (surviving wife Mary Dean of Jacksonville); James David Dean; grandson, Louis Anthony Dean; six brothers and one sister.
DECATUR -- Monica Dross, 53, of Decatur died 1:48 a.m. Monday (March 17, 2003) in her home.
Memorial visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Memorials: Homeward Bound.
Monica was born Nov. 15, 1949, in Decatur, the daughter of Richard and Geraldine Cooper Katchmar.
Surviving are her daughter, Nicole Rhoades of Decatur; father of Decatur; half sister, Pamela S. Meidinger of Klamath Falls, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
DECATUR -- Angeline Irene Evey, 92, of Decatur died 12:10 a.m. Wednesday (March 19, 2003) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Friends Creek Cemetery. Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: donor's choice.
Mrs. Evey was born April 2, 1910, in Maroa, the daughter of Clarence William and Carrie Belle Vantries Hogue. She retired from F.W. Woolworth Co. She was a member of the Ladies Moose Auxiliary for more than 50 years and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She married Byron Evey in 1929. He preceded her in death April 18, 1964.
Surviving are her son, Richard Evey and wife Wanda of Stonington; sister, Marjorie Rewerts and husband John Robert of Decatur; grandson, Richard Evey Jr. and wife Tamara of Decatur; granddaughters, Linda Gaffron and husband Robert of Peoria; Leslie Evey of Decatur; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers and one sister.
DECATUR -- Marie Evelyn Wheeler King, 86, Decatur, died Sunday (March 16, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation was Wednesday. Burial: Star of Hope Mausoleum, Graceland Cemetery. Memorials: to the family.
DECATUR -- Geraldine "Geri" Quinn, 57, of Decatur, left this life on Thursday (March 13, 2003). Geri left this life for a better place, a place free of suffering and pain, a place of peace and joy.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Living God, PGT Temple 4, with Overseer E.F. Grey officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Walker Funeral Service and Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Our beloved Geraldine "Geri" Quinn began this life Aug. 20, 1945, to the union of the late Sletcher Quinn and Emma Grace McNair-McKinstry of East St. Louis. Geri Quinn confessed a love in Christ at an early age. While living in Decatur, she was a faithful member of the Church of the Living God, PGT Temple 4, under the leadership of Overseer E.F. Grey Jr., where she was a missionary and sang in the choir.
She leave to cherish fond memories, her sons, the Rev. Willie F. Clark Sr. of Nashville, Tenn.; Michael L. Clark of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Helen M. Clark of Decatur; Amelia Quinn of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; Mary Webber of Great Lake; brothers, William Walton of Gary, Ind.; Dr. W.M. Jackson of Harvey; Willie Quinn, Dewight Quinn and Clarance Quinn, all of East St. Louis; grandchildren, Willie F. Clark Jr., Jaquia Clark and Latasha Clark, all of Nashville; Alexandria "Alex" Quinn of Sherman Oaks; nephews, Bruce Malone of Hickory; Shawn Weldy of Smyrna, Tenn.; nieces, Tonitta Jackson-Clay and Tawanna Jackson, both of Detroit, Mich.; Linda McCroskey of Smyrna; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Sleep on, Geri Quinn, and take your rest. You have been a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to us all. We love you.
DECATUR -- Marie Dixie Slaughter, 85, Decatur, died Tuesday (March 18, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Graceland Star of Hope Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial: Graceland Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
MOUNT ZION -- Anna M. Stout, 94, Mount Zion, died Tuesday (March 18, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
BOODY -- Lawrence W. Warren, 90, Boody, died Wednesday (March 19, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home.
DECATUR -- Florence Marie White, 97, Decatur, died Monday (March 17, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church. Visitation was Wednesday. Burial: Salem Cemetery. Arrangements by: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Memorials: Macon County Historical Society for the Lincoln Statue or First United Methodist Church Christopher Class.
EFFINGHAM -- Evelyn Clogue Bradford, 68, Effingham, homemaker, died Tuesday (March 18, 2003).
Memorial services: 1 p.m. Monday, Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Memorials: donor's choice.
GREENVILLE -- Carol Ann Jahnssen, 56, Greenville, Roller Derby laborer, died Monday (March 17, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, May Funeral Home, Pocahontas. Visitation was Wednesday. Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento. Memorials: to the family.
WESTERVELT -- Aileen L. Barnett, 90, of Bronson, Mich., formerly of Westervelt, died March 3, 2003 in Bronson.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with Dr. Bruce Owens officiating. Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Bronson Community Foundation.
Mrs. Barnett was born Nov. 10, 1912, in Westervelt, the daughter of Dallas L. and Ella Mae Cole Lichtenwalter. She was a graduate of Illinois State University and later attended the University of Illinois. She was a constituent of the First United Methodist Church of Bronson. She taught kindergarten in Cerro Gordo and Rock Island before she married Glen E. Barnett on Aug. 19, 1936. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1990.
Surviving are her brother-in-law, Howard Wilson of Shelbyville; sister-in-law of Kenner, La.; nephew, Alan Lichtenwalter of Titusville, Fla.; nieces, Jane Lichtenwalter of Titusville; Marilyn Hamparzomian and husband Lazar and Joan LeCrone and husband Charles M., all of Shelbyville; several great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Glen C. Lichtenwalter; sister, Vida Carmack; and sister-in-law, Vera Wilson.
ST PETER -- Hillard L. Chrisman, 82, St. Peter, died Tuesday (March 18, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter.
MATTOON -- Merl William Cline, 82, Mattoon, retired from Reinhart Tractor Inc., died Wednesday (March 19, 2003).
Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Smyser Cemetery, Gays, with flag presentation. Memorials: Smyser Christian Church Cemetery
GREENUP -- Mary J. Griffith, 72, Greenup, nursing center employee, died Tuesday (March 18, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Friends Grove Cemetery, Toledo.
COWDEN -- Charles Roscoe Snow, 84, Cowden, died Wednesday (March 19, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Cowden.
SHELBYVILLE -- Earl Marvin "Choker" Lantz, 94, of Shelbyville died 11:42 a.m. Tuesday (March 18, 2003) in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Jeff Grote officiating. Visitation will be two hours before services. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials: First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville.
Mr. Lantz was born Jan. 24, 1909, in Holland Township, Shelby County, the son of Harvey Monroe and Nettie May Smith Lantz. He was a 1926 graduate of Shelbyville High School and attended the University of Illinois, leaving a semester before graduation to work for CIPS as a rural line salesman in Gilman. He returned to Shelbyville to work on the WPA work projects and then farmed until his retirement. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, Shelby Country Club and a 50-year member of Jackson Masonic Lodge 53 of Shelbyville. He was a bank director for 54 years at the Shelby County State Bank, serving as chairman before retiring. He served on the Community Unit 4 school board for two terms, Shelbyville Fire Protection District Board and was once deputized to transport prisoners for the Shelby County sheriff's office. He was an avid golfer,
hunter, skeet shooter, fisherman and pilot. He married Ruth E. Bolinger on Aug. 25, 1937.
Surviving are his wife; daughters, Nancy Sue Kollman and husband Ron of Sheldon; Linda Lee Abbe and husband George of White Plains, Md.; sons, Jay Bradford Lantz and wife Jane of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Scott Marvin Lantz and wife Kathy of Shelbyville; sisters, Evelyn Cote' and husband George, Norma Lenz and husband Jack, all of Bradenton, Fla.; brother-in-law, Jerry Eiden of Myakka City, Fla.; grandchildren, Mike Kollman and wife Kate of Madison, Wis.; Todd Kollman and fiancee Colette Muller of Earl Park, Ind.; Sherry McCrystal and husband Steve of Chicago; Angie Abbe and fiance Kevin McCarthy of Arlington, Va.; Cate Mezyk and husband Ed of Eden Prairie; Jeff McClain and wife Amy of Spotsylvania, Va.; Sarah Dicks and husband Dave of Morehead City, N.C.; Megan Lantz of Shelbyville; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Molly and Luke Kollman, all of Madison; Sean McCrystal of Chicago; Jake McClain of Spotsylvania; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Enid Robinson and Doris Eiden; and granddaughter, Kimberly Kollman.
NEWMAN -- Valentine Lesko, 87, of Newman died 9:44 p.m. Tuesday (March 18, 2003) in Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Newman Cemetery
with Father Paul Skelton officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services in Joines Funeral Home, Newman. Memorials: American Lung Association or American Heart Association.
Mrs. Lesko was born June 3, 1915, in Assumption, the daughter of Andrew and Olivia Gilson Cousin. She married John Lesko on Sept. 20, 1933, in Pana.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Bob Lesko and wife Janet of Milwaukee, Wis.; Ron Lesko and wife EvaMae of Taylorville; John Lesko and wife Linda of Tolono; David Lesko of Paris; daughter, Dianna Lesko Underwood and husband Mike of Newman; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Johnson of Pana.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.