DECATUR -- Helen Mae Perry, 70, Decatur, Super X drug store clerk, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Graceland Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
DECATUR -- Robert J. Schowalter, 75, Decatur, died Thursday (March 20, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes.
DECATUR -- Don Stevens, 65, Decatur, died Friday (March 21, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
DECATUR -- Maxine Belle Tefft, 85, of Decatur died 3:28 p.m. Thursday (March 20, 2003) in Lincoln Manor North.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home, with visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.
Miss Tefft was born Jan. 14, 1918, in Decatur, the daughter of James R. and Goldie Irene Phillips Tefft. She worked at Armour Rath and Borg-Warner Corp. She was a member of Central Christian Church and ABWA Soya Chapter. She loved the Cubs, Illini and bowling. She was known and loved by many, many friends and relatives.
Surviving is her sister, Dorothy Irene Tefft, and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Malcom J. Stough.
The family of Miss Tefft would like to thank Dr. Velasco and Dr. Goetter for their care and concern, and a special thanks to Lincoln Manor North personnel for their wonderful, loving concern and care.
DECATUR -- W. Dean Tertocha, 77, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away March 10, 2003, in the Tucson Heart Hospital.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, with military rites conducted by Macon County Honor Guard.
Mr. Tertocha was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Decatur, the son of Harry and Augusta Schlesier Tertocha. He served in the armed forces during World War II in a tour of Japan. He was decorated and cited with a Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal. He was retired from the Department of the Navy as a bookkeeper.
Surviving are two nieces, three nephews and close friend and caregiver, Melvin Young of Tucson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
NIANTIC -- Lavena Timmons, 85, Niantic, died Friday (March 21, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home.
CHARLESTON -- Nadja "Nettie" Kutzuk Cole, 78, Charleston, co-founder of NE-CO Asphalt of Charleston, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, Charleston. Visitation: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Adams Funeral Chapel, Charleston. Burial: Shiloh Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Lerna. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
SULLIVAN -- Ferne Allen, 92, of Sullivan died 11:15 p.m. Thursday (March 20, 2003) in her residence.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in French Cemetery, Allenville. There will be a private family visitation. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Moultrie County Senior Citizens Center.
Ferne was born in Moultrie County, the daughter of Claude and Georgia Hunter Lane. She married Johnie G. Allen on Sept. 29, 1929, in Windsor. He preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1985.
Surviving are her son, Carl L. Allen and wife Betty of Sullivan; daughter, Ruth Allen of Sullivan; sisters, Mabel Kirkwood of Sullivan; Nettie Batman of Sullivan; grandchildren, Connie and husband Bob Eskew of Bethany; Sheryl Miller of Buffalo; Linda Swango of Sullivan; Carl Allen Jr. of Champaign; Ron Allen of Sullivan; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and two sisters.
GREENUP -- Charles Franklin Carlen, 84, Greenup, farmer, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Barkley Funeral Chapel, Greenup. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Bell Cemetery, Greenup.
OLNEY -- Loren L. Delzell, 79, Olney, died Friday (March 21, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney.
CENTRALIA -- Thomas Edward Draege, 70, Centralia, truck driver, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Irvin Funeral Home, Centralia. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 8 a.m. Sunday. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Centralia, with military rites. Memorials: Wamac Missionary Baptist Church Building fund or Shriner's Hospitals for Children.
Korean War Army veteran. Member: Wamac Missionary Baptist Church and American Legion Post 446. Survivors: wife, Mary L. Draege; daughters, Cheryl Sexton, Pana; Connie Steinhoff, Naperville; four grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, two sisters and one brother.
XENIA -- James E. Hurd, 70, Xenia, mechanic, died Friday (March 21, 2003).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, with military honors. Memorials: Clay County Hospice.
NEWTON -- Maryon K. Hurdle, 87, Collinsville, formerly of Newton, died Friday (March 21, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton.
WHEELER -- Virgil M. Jones, 91, Wheeler, died Friday (March 21, 2003).
:30 p.m. Sunday, Kedron United Methodist Church, Newton. Visitation: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Crain Funeral Home, Newton, and one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Newton. Memorials: Kedron United Methodist Church or donor's choice.
Member: Kedron United Methodist Church and Jasper County Farm Bureau. Survivors: daughters, Carolyn Dobbins, Wheeler; Sharon Farris, Salem; sister, Fola Blackmer, Effingham; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents; wife, Ruth; one daughter; six brothers and sisters.
TUSCOLA -- Theo M. "Ted" Cox, 90, Tuscola, retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Hilligoss-Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Tuscola Cemetery. Memorials: Lincolnland Hospice Unit or Tuscola Public Library.
ROBINSON -- James William "Jr." Love, 82, Flat Rock, died Friday (March 21, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Goodwine Funeral Home, Flat Rock. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Jones Cemetery, Flat Rock, with military rites.
MATTOON -- Rosetta White Mullins, 64, Mattoon, died Friday (March 21, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Memorials: Sarah Bush Regional Cancer Center, Mattoon.
STEWARDSON -- Gary Lee Ray, 43, Stewardson, formerly of Shelbyville, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Graveside services: 2 p.m. Monday, McInturff Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, with military rites. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Memorials: to the family.
Army veteran. Member: ABATE. Survivors: daughter, Danette Frey, Mattoon; father, Charles Stanley Ray, Ina; mother, Juanita Lee Musson, Shelbyville; brother, Stanley Ray, Shelbyville; sisters, Pam Freeze, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tammy Ray, Thelma Adams, Tonya Lane and Constance Ray, all of Shelbyville; Debbie Nugent, Cowden; two grandchildren.
COWDEN -- Charles Roscoe Snow, 84, Cowden, retired from U.S. Postal Service, died Wednesday (March 19, 2003).
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Cowden, beginning with Masonic rites. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Mound Cemetery, Cowden, with military rites. Memorials: American Cancer Society or River of Life Church, Box 171, Perkins, OK 74059.
World War II Army veteran. Member: First Christian Church, Cowden, and Masonic Lodge. Survivors: son, Dennis Snow, Stillwater, Okla.; brothers, Roby Snow, Wilmer "Willie" Snow, Glen "Doc" Snow, all of Decatur; Merrill Snow, Lakewood; five grandchildren. Preceded by: wife, Betty; parents; two sisters.