DECATUR -- Roscoe Jarrett Jr., 57, of Decatur died 10 p.m. Thursday (March 20, 2003) in his home.
Services will be noon Tuesday in Church of Living God Temple 4, with Overseer E.F. Gray 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.
Mr. Jarrett was born July 24, 1945, in Brownsville, Tenn., the son of Roscoe Jarrett Sr. and Willie Lou Jarrett. He attended Richland Community College.
Surviving are his sons, Cortez Jarrett of Chicago; Darnell Jarrett of Springfield; Henry and Marcus Clark, both of Decatur; daughters, Gwendolyn and LaPortia Clark and Natasha Brown, all of Decatur; grandchildren, Christina, Moses and Breana Clark of Decatur; siblings, E. Jean Jarrett of St. Louis, Mo.; Selena Dabner, Eddie C. Jarrett and Arnetta Denman, all of Decatur; brothers-in-law, Leonard Dabner of Decatur; Mack Denman of Peru, Ind.; nieces and nephews, Byron C. Hood of Sacramento, Calif.; Melissa D. (Tyrone) Baker of Bronx, N.Y.; Dawn F. Jarrett of Urbana; Eric L. Dabner and Anthony Jarrett, both of Decatur; Juan M. Jarrett and Quintin C. Jarrett, both of Sacramento; great-nieces, Alexandrea Hood of Seattle, Wash.; Rae-Lynn Dabner of Indianapolis, Ind.; Jamila Jarrett of Urbana; Autumn Jarrett of Decatur; great-nephews, June Hood of Sacramento, Calif.; Samuell Jimerson of Urbana.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Ora Lee Jarrett.
DECATUR -- Martha "Jane" Moyer, 69, of Decatur died 10:05 p.m. Saturday (March 22, 2003) in her home.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Burial will be at a later date in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Memorials: Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois or DMH Home Health & Hospice Services.
Mrs. Moyer was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Decatur, the daughter of Herman A. and Marguerite Sheehan Chepan. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. She married Ronald D. Moyer on Aug. 29, 1952, in Decatur.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years; children, Christine Cribbs of Decatur; Susan Leigh Lewis and husband Dave of Seattle, Wash.; Sally Zimmerman and husband Hugh of Springfield; Daniel D. Moyer of Rochester; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Jacquie Durain of Bradenton, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Her family extends a special thanks to Dr. Guaglianone and staff, Dr. Maibenco and Dr. Elliott for their care and compassion.
MOUNT ZION -- Anna Mae Stout, 94, of Mount Zion died Tuesday (March 18, 2003) in Heritage Manor.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home with visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials: to the family.
Mrs. Stout was born Jan. 21, 1909, the daughter of William T. Kellington and Lucille Harrington. In early years, she worked at the Garment Factory. In later years, she worked at the Citizens Building cleaning offices, retiring at 62. She enjoyed being home, being with her dog, Judy, watching TV, reading, grocery shopping, eating out and visiting with her family. She was a good mother and provided for her children the best she knew how. She married Samuel Mitchell Stout on May 14, 1923, in Sullivan. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her son, Delbert Stout Sr. and wife Charlotte of Mount Zion; daughter-in-law, Ethel Mae Stout of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one daughter and two brothers.
NIANTIC -- Lavena E. "Lovey" Timmons, 85, of Niantic died 4:58 p.m. Friday (March 21, 2003) in her home.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Long Point Cemetery, Niantic. Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: American Heart Association.
Mrs. Timmons was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Decatur, the daughter of William Henry and Grace Keith Witts. She married Wayne L. Timmons on April 7, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo. He preceded her in death April 19, 1975.
Surviving are her sons, Tony K. Timmons of Niantic; Joel W. Timmons, J. Douglas Timmons and D. Michael Timmons and wife Wanda, all of Warrensburg; daughters, Nancy A. Timmons, Linda J. Timmons, and Sandra J. Lyon and husband Tyler, all of Niantic; sisters, Marva Moore and husband Joseph and Ethel Gass, all of Niantic; grandchildren, James Timmons, Christina Wilson, Angela Chumbley, Lindsay Lyon, Jordon Lyon, Michael Timmons, Ryan Timmons, Travis Timmons, Matthew Timmons, Justin Lyon, Megan Timmons and Garrett Timmons; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Rebecca Chumbley and Kalob Timmons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, one daughter, four brothers and six sisters.
Lovey was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
DECATUR -- Norma Jean Hartman, 70, Decatur, homemaker, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Mount Gilead Cemetery.
DECATUR -- Robert J. Schowalter, 75, Decatur, former Decatur Airport director, died Thursday (March 20, 2003).
Gathering: 8 p.m. Monday, Main Hangar, Decatur Airport. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes.
DECATUR -- Gertrude Agnes Wood, 90, Decatur, died Saturday (March 22, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
EFFINGHAM -- Gertrude Pulsford, 94, Effingham, grocery store employee, died Saturday (March 22, 2002).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Effingham. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the church with 6:30 p.m. rosary service. Burial: St. Anthony Cemetery, Effingham. Arrangements by: Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Memorials: Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart School or donor's choice.
VANDALIA -- Sharon Kay Ritchey, 57, Vandalia, former Saul's Cafe employee, died Saturday (March 22, 2003).
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God Church, Vandalia. Arrangements by: Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Member: First Assembly of God Church. Survivors: husband, Robert W.; mother, Helen Blankinship Walker, Patoka; sons, Franklin Ross Ritchey and Russel Ray Ritchey, both of Vandalia; brothers, William Ross Blankinship Jr. and Eddie Blankinship, both of Dublin, Texas; sisters, Sue Burks, Patoka; Jean Leigh and Sharon Langley, both of Vandalia; Maria Blankinship, Kinmundy; seven grandchildren. Preceded by: father and one grandson.
MATTOON -- Lester Charles Schedlbauer, 68, Mattoon, retired from Illinois Department of Public Aid, died Saturday (March 22, 2003).
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Mattoon. Visitation: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Westlawn Cemetery, Newton, with military rites. Memorials: American Lung Association, Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church or Lincolnland Hospice.
Korean War Army veteran. Member: Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and Loyal Order of the Moose. Survivors: wife, Patricia Ann; sons, Anthony "Tony" Schedlbauer, Beaverton, Ore.; Keith Allen Schedlbauer, Edinburg; brother, Harold Schedlbauer, Zimmerman, Minn.; stepsons, Bryan Keigh Addis, John Michael Addis and Randy Eugene Addis, all of Kewanee; stepdaughter, Gayle Wallace, Bettendorf, Iowa; 12 stepgrandchildren. Preceded by: parents.
BINGHAM -- John William Clark, 77, Bingham, retired union laborer, died Friday (March 21, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bass-Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Van Burensburg. Memorials: donor's choice.
HILLSBORO -- Lucille M. Dilley Craig, 79, Hillsboro, bookkeeper/accountant, died Friday (March 21, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Bass-Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials: Schram City Baptist Church.
MOWEAQUA -- Vennard Sylvester Dowd, 66, of Moweaqua went home to be with the Lord who he loved and served at 10:09 a.m. Saturday (March 22, 2003) in
St. Mary's Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 am. Wednesday in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, with the Rev. Charles K. Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be 4 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Moweaqua. Memorials: Grace Baptist Church.
Vennard was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Moweaqua, the son of Bennard S. and Louise Morris Dowd. He was presently serving his second term as mayor of the village of Moweaqua, being elected in 1997. He formerly served on the village council since 1991. He was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, church treasurer and Sunday school teacher. He retired in 1992 from Wagner Castings Co., where he was a shipping foreman for 37 years. He was an avid golfer and as mayor, was overseeing the construction of the last nine holes of Moweaqua Golf Course, which will open this year. He was a great sports fan, especially proud to be a Central A&M Raiders fan. He married Helen Joan Logan on Jan. 5, 1958, in Hernando, Miss. She preceded him in death Dec. 19, 1979. They had four children: Tim, Brian, Keith and Beth. He married Norma Jordan Saddoris on July 3, 1981, in Assumption, and added to his family three children: Lisa, Kim and Todd.
Surviving are his children, Tim and wife Kathy of Moweaqua; Brian and wife Amy of Edwardsville; Keith and wife Delores of Fort Stewart, Ga.; Beth Snider and husband Jeff of Moweaqua; Lisa Wiseman and husband Jerry; Kim Hennings and husband Kevan; Todd Saddoris and wife Rayann of Decatur; mother of Moweaqua; grandchildren, Erika Dowd, Colin Dowd, Patrick Dowd, Hollie Fore, Chase Fore, Jennifer Dowd, Charles Dowd, Catrice Dowd, James Dowd, Rachel Dowd, Nicholas and Trenton Wiseman, Darin, Scott, Brice and Kaley Hennings and Jared, Drake and Justin Saddoris.
He was preceded in death by his father; wife, Helen; and sisters, Christine Tankersley and Esther Graven.
Most of all, he was a No. 1 husband, dad and grandpa and will be greatly missed.
NEWTON -- Maryon K. Hurdle, 87, Collinsville, formerly of Newton, died Friday (March 21, 2003).
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Westlawn Cemetery, Newton. Memorials: First Presbyterian Church.
GREENVILLE -- Reuel "Slim" File, 83, Greenville, died Saturday (March 22, 2003).
Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Young Funeral Home, Greenville. Visitation: two hours before services. Memorials: World War II Veterans Memorial.
WHEELER -- Shirley V. Johnson, 73, Wheeler, homemaker, died Sunday (March 23, 2003).
Services: 11 a. m. Tuesday, Wright Funeral Home, Dieterich. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Wheeler Village Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association.
PARIS -- Albert E. Keller, 78, Paris, retired engineer, died Saturday (March 22, 2003).
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sutton & Son Funeral Home, Paris. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Edgar Cemetery, Paris, with military rites. Memorials: D.O.-it Edgar County Cancer Support Group or Edgar County Diabetic Association.
OLNEY -- Doris B. Wilson, 73, Olney, died Saturday (March 22, 2003).
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Olney. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney. Memorials: First United Methodist Church.
EFFINGHAM -- Mildred E. Eskew, 72, Effingham, died Sunday (March 23, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham.
LOVINGTON -- Sidney L. Long, 86, Lovington, died Sunday (March 23, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington.