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Date: Monday, 5 June 2017, at 8:19 p.m.

Marguerite Lucile Waters
July 25, 1908 - October 27, 2007
Visitation: 5:00 PM on October 31, 2007
Funeral: 10:00 AM on November 01, 2007
Marguerite Lucile Waters, 99, of Decatur, IL, died Saturday, October 27, 2007, in Manor Care Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, November 1, 2007, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with visitation 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, October 31, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham, IL, with a graveside service at 2:00 P.M. Thursday.
Mrs. Waters was born July 25, 1908, in Marshall, IL, the daughter of George E. and Emma Matilda (Eaton) Jones. She married Thomas Edward Walker in Brownstown, IL in 1925. He preceded her in death in October 1937. She then married Earl William Waters in St. Louis, MO, in June of 1939. He preceded her in death in 1979. Mrs. Waters was a member of Royal Neighbors for 54 years. She was also a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church.
She is survived by her daughter Earlene Kay Riley of Decatur, IL, grandsons Chris Riley and wife Karen of Decatur, IL, Brad Riley and wife Erin of Hamburg, Germany, and great-grandsons Matthew Riley and Jack Riley.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Florence Louise Goebel, step-mother, Mayme Jones, brothers Walter Jones and Russell Jones, step-sisters Florence Morgan and Louise Lacy, and son-in-laws Earle Riley and Mark Goebel.
The family would like to thank Laurie and Joyce and their staff that took care of her for many years. Also, appreciation to the present staff of Manor Care, and especially to the very special nurses and CNA’s who cared for her in her final days.
She was deeply loved by her family. She will now spend eternity with Jesus.
Memorials may be made to: First Free Will Baptist Church, 2709 N. 27th Street, Decatur, IL 62526.

Frances B. Webb
January 18, 1923 - February 05, 2008
Visitation: No visitation details available at this time.
Funeral: 2:00 PM on 2/9/2008
Frances B. “Frankie” Webb, 85, of Decatur, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at Graceland Cemetery, with visitation from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home.
Frances was born January 18, 1923 in Rock Island, Illinois, the daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth (Harris) Mulvihill. She married Virgil L. Webb on February 19, 1946, in Decatur. He preceded her in death in 1997.
Frances worked as a waitress and as a custodian with janitorial services, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed crocheting, and taking bus trips to Branson, Missouri, Wisconsin, and other destinations with her daughter. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her son Donald E. Webb and daughter Sharon A. Perryman, both of Decatur; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother William “Harvey” Mulvihill of Missouri.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Mary Matthews, infant sister Emily Mulvihill, brother Donald Mulvihill, and half brother Harry Bell.

Allen L. "Al" Weiss
March 01, 1940 - April 07, 2008
Visitation: 5:00 PM on April 10, 2008
Funeral: No funeral details available at this time.
Memorial: 7:00 PM on April 10, 2008
Allen L. “Al” Weiss, 68, of Warrensburg, IL, died unexpectedly 2:05 P.M., Monday, April 7, 2008, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be 7:00 P.M., Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with visitation two hours prior to service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund.
Allen was born March 1, 1940, in Olney, IL, the son of Howard and Eliza (Patterson) Weiss. He married Dana Beth Revelle on September 7, 1958 in Decatur, IL.
Allen was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and was a former Trustee. He was President of Teamsters Local 279 and previously drove for General Transfer and Wilson Freight. Allen was Secretary/Treasurer of Teamsters Joint Council #65 in Springfield; Lifetime Member of NRA; member of Warrensburg Sportsmans Club and Niantic and Decatur Sportsmans Club. He was former chairman of IL State Freight Committee and member of negotiating committee of National Master Freight agreement. Allen loved hunting and fishing. He loved and was proud of his entire family.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dana Beth of Warrensburg, IL; daughters Lori McCormick and husband Mike of Knoxville, TN, Kelly Franzen of Warrensburg, IL; grandchildren Matthew McCormick and Sarah McCormick of Knoxville, TN, Cassidy Franzen and Cameron Franzen of Warrensburg, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert D. Weiss.

Keith D. Wells
November 04, 1956 - April 01, 2008
Visitation: No visitation details available at this time.
Funeral: No funeral details available at this time.
Keith D. Wells, 51, of Decatur, passed away at 1:10 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at his residence.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek, IL. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur, are assisting the family.
Keith was born on November 4, 1956, in Pennsylvania. He married Sheila M. Chapman on February 8, 2000. Keith was a truck driver and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife Sheila and their children Selena, William, and Kira, all of Decatur.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents and one son.
Keith was a loving father and husband. He will be greatly missed by his family.

Roberta Ann Whitehead-Jones
April 23, 2008
Visitation: 6:00 PM on April 25, 2008
Funeral: 1:00 PM on April 26, 2008
Roberta Ann Whitehead-Jones, 53, of Warrensburg, IL, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in her home.
Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Berea Cemetery, Mt. Auburn, IL. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois.
Roberta was born on December 1, 1954, in Decatur, the daughter of Paul and Lacricia (Jones) Koonce.
Roberta attended First Church of The Nazarene. She enjoyed playing Bingo and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her very special and loving companion Mo Martin, children Richard Yeager of Albuquerque, NM; Patricia Jones of Warrensburg, IL; Trevor Yeager of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren James Jones, Kyle Garren, Richard Yeager II, Kole Garren, and Shelby Plain; sisters Jamie Ealey of Decatur, IL; Tina Barbree of CA; and brother Kenneth Jones of CA.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, her son Ricky Garren Jr., grandson Ricky Garren III, and sister Charmayne Quick.

Edith Mae Whittington
September 02, 1923 - April 23, 2008
Visitation: 6:00 PM on April 27, 2008
Funeral: 3:00 PM on April 28, 2008
Edith Mae (Snow) Whittington, 84, of Harristown, IL, died 5:35 P.M., Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Fair Havens Christian Home, Decatur, IL.
Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M., Monday, April 28, 2008, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with visitation 6 to 8 P.M., Sunday, April 27, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, IL.
Memorials may be made to Fair Havens Christian Home.
Edith was born September 2, 1923, in West Union, Iowa, the daughter of Guy A. and Bertha (Daggett) Snow. She married Gene L. Whittington on September 4, 1948 in Springfield, IL. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1974.
Edith worked at Sangamon Electric in Springfield, IL, Holiday Inn in Decatur, IL, Progress School in Decatur, IL, YWCA in Decatur, IL and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
She is survived by her children Chuck Whittington and wife Twyla of Decatur, IL, Sandy Whittington of Cleveland, TN, Linda Mathias of Harristown, IL, Vicki Hutchins and husband Greg of Mt. Auburn, IL; grandchildren Christy Schultz and husband Nate of Clinton, IL, Frank Whittington and wife Autumn of Decatur, IL, Nikki Whittington and Josh Whittington, both of Decatur, IL, Becky Honeyman and husband Brian of Mt. Auburn, IL, Greg Hutchins and wife Christy of Mt. Auburn, IL, Tom Mathias and Mandy Mathias, both of Harristown, IL; great grandchildren Trenton, Tristen, Garrett, Mason, Miles, Gracie, Connor, Michael, and Sabou; brothers Thomas Snow and wife Edna of Springfield, IL, Guy Snow of Springfield, IL; sister-in-law Marjory (Whittington) Rule of Mechanicsburg, IL; and her best friend forever Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene, brothers Carl Anderson, Teddy Anderson, Charles (Peck) Snow, Henry Snow and Joe Snow.
Even though this is probably one of the hardest things to go through, we know you are home with the Lord and you are happier than you have ever been in your life.
We love you, Your Family

James Edward Williams
January 31, 1923 - January 16, 2008
Visitation: No visitation details available at this time.
Funeral: No funeral details available at this time.
Memorial: 4:00 PM on January 19, 2008
James Edward (Jim) Williams was born at home in Decatur, Illinois on January 31, 1923, to Violet Jacobsen and Clyde Moore Williams. He died January 16, 2008, in the loving arms of his wife.
Memorial services will be 4:00 P.M., Saturday, January 19, 2008, at Central Christian Church, Decatur, IL. Cremation Rites will be accorded. Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, will be handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Millikin University, Central Christian Church or Donor’s Choice.
He was a proud graduate of Millikin University. His Millikin years spanned 1941 - 1948. His ties to Millikin were strong. Jim received the Alumni Merit-Loyalty Award in 1989, which recognizes both outstanding career achievement and loyalty to Millikin. He was also a former Alumni Board member, Quarterback Club member, Phonathon volunteer and class agent for his class of 1948. He was president of his fraternity Delta Sigma Phi serving as Alumnae advisor for many years and was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award in 1965.
Jim was a four-sport letterman for the Big Blue, excelling in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Jim often mentioned the fact that he made the last touchdown for the Millikin football team before the team was disbanded due to the war and the first touchdown for the Millikin football team when he and football returned to Millikin after the war.
However, his most outstanding achievement at Millikin, according to his family, was meeting his wife, Emmy, in 1945 when he returned from the service.
He served his country again during the Korean conflict. His flag and his country were dear to him.
Jim had many many wonderful friends and lived a very full and happy life. He was a kind and gentle man who was truly loved. His legacy inspires us all. Yet, he was a humble, honest and sweet man who enjoyed making others happy. His golfing buddies and Rotary friends were very important to him. Always ready for a golf game, Jim was one of the first to arrange a tee time and a foursome. His golfing buddies always enjoyed the “snacks” he provided on the 13th hole especially during their traditional “Frozen Open” played on New Years Day.
He was a member of Rotary and served as President but more importantly to him played in the Rotary International Golfing Tournaments in Venice, Italy and in St. Andrews, Scotland fulfilling a life long dream of playing the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.
He was district manager for Provident Mutual Insurance Company, a member of the Rotz and Christner Agency and later served as Trust Officer for the Citizens Bank.
Jim was a wonderful husband, father and friend. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Emmy Lee, and their three children, Jill Williams DeMichele and husband Dan of Phoenix, Arizona, Julia Williams Doxsie and husband John of Bloomington, Minnesota, and James David Williams and wife Nicole of Chatsworth, California.
He was a playful and loving grandfather to Jill and Jeff Doxsie who called him, “Grandpa”; to Danny, Tommy, and Joey DeMichele who called him, “Papa Jim” and to Parker, Carter and Windsor Williams who called him, “Gock”.
He is survived by sisters-in-law, Zetamae Williams; nieces Dina Fryman and Lori Williams, Rose Marie Miller and husband Jim; niece Kimberly Poteet, nephews Rob, Andy and Phil Roach, Jean Kluga and her husband John; niece and nephew Kyra and Chris Kluga; brother-in-law Carl Buchmann and wife Carolyn; niece Caryn Brooks and nephew Craig Buchmann.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ernest, sister Virginia and brother-in-law Robert Corwine Roach.
Rest in peace dear sweet Jim. We love you.
The family will be eternally grateful to the staff at Heritage Manor who made his final days “safe and warm”. You were wonderful.

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