Recent Obituaries: Dorothy L. Chappel

Dorothy L. Chappel

Dorothy L. Chappel, 87, of Sullivan, passed away 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Rev. Ben Harris officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Dorothy was born May 25, 1929 in Long Creek, the daughter of George Franklin and Lillian Fressie (Helpingstine) Klein. She married Lloyd F. Chappel on April 10, 1948 in Sullivan; he preceded her in death on September 2, 2011. Dorothy enjoyed reading, baseball and was an avid New York Yankees fan, playing pinochle and rummaging. She worked as a bookkeeper and later in private nursing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sullivan. She truly treasured the time spent with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Roger Chappel of Sullivan; daughters, Janet (Jerry) Rohman of Sullivan and Jackie (Charlie) Goad of Decatur; sister, Rosetta (Roger) Naab of Sullivan; special sister-in-law, Carlene Klein of Sullivan. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, her special niece Betty Brandvold of Mattoon and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Michael, ten brothers and six sisters.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com

Recent Obituaries: Frank Jr. “Jake” Wood

Frank Jr. “Jake” Wood

Frank Jr. “Jake” Wood, 81, of Lovington passed away 12:57 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, at Keller Cemetery, Lovington.. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington, is in charge of the arrangements

Frank was born on July 28, 1934, in Lake City, the son of Frank and Juanita (Howard) Wood. He married Marilyn K. Hall on March 3, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant. MO; she survives. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Southern Baptist Church, MO. He enjoyed old cars and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Frank is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Lovington; son, Terry L. (Sheryl) Wood of Sullivan; daughter, Tamra (Duane) Jenkins of Sullivan; brothers, Don Wood of Decatur and Floyd (Clara) Wood of Lovington; sister, Marge Miller of Sullivan; half-sister, Kathy Armstrong of Decatur. He is also survived by two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three step-children, eight step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com

Coles-Moultrie Enhanced 911 Approved by State

Land Line Locators Left

•July 13, 2016•

By Mike Brothers

Coles-Moultrie enhanced 911 system became the first emergency dispatch consolidation approved in Illinois.

Bernie Buttram told Moultrie County Board Public Health Safety and Welfare Committee members July 6 the process could move to the next step.

“This is indeed very good news, and I’m excited about moving forward,” committee chair Arlene Aschermann said of the approval.

The Coles-Moultrie Emergency Communications approval by the Illinois State Police administered program followed a state 911 board approval in Springfield last week.

“Thanks to the help from Kelly (Lockhart) and Kevin (McReynolds) from Coles County Regional Planning the mapping process is already underway,” Buttram said.

McReynolds explained the address enhancement utilizing aerial photos last updated in 2002 was a challenge. Read More

Stopgap Measure Funds Department of Commerce Programs

•July 13, 2016•

The Governor and the Leaders’ stopgap funding plan, signed into law yesterday, provides appropriations for critical Illinois Department of Commerce programs including assistance for low-income households, workforce training, small business loans and export assistance, tourism promotion, and energy efficiency programs.

“This stopgap funding plan protects and sustains important Department of Commerce programs that provide services to low-income and disadvantaged residents throughout the state, and funds important economic development initiatives,” Acting Director Sean McCarthy said. “I want to thank the members of the General Assembly for working with Governor Rauner and his administration to pass a responsible bridge plan that protects our most vulnerable residents. We look forward to a balanced budget with structural reforms that help businesses grow and create jobs in Illinois.” Read More

Sullivan Fourth of July Activity Winners

•July 13, 2016•

Sullivan’s Wyman Park was buzzing with activity Monday, July 4 with turtle racing, watermelon eating contests and sack races.

Turtle race heat winners and grand champion: Race 1- Jonathon Nixon; race 2- Brea Farris; race 3- Karson Ragsdale; race 4- Payton Schum; race 5- Carson Nixon; race 6- Harper Havens; race 7- Riley Roehrs.

The grand champion turtle race winner was Payton Schum. The championship race included all heat race winners.

Watermelon Eating: (Age 0-4) first Payton Schum; second Kylie Wickline; third Koda Polley, all of Sullivan.

Ages 5-7-first Madison Highland, Monticello; second Stella Schum, Sullivan; third Emmerson Jiannoni, Sullivan.

Ages 8-10- first Maddie Probus, Sullivan; second Arty Grant, Decatur; third Emily Miller, Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 7-13-2016: Rene’e Downs

Downs, Rene'eRene’e Downs

Rene’e Lucille Downs, 62, of Lovington passed away at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Visitation will be held an hour before the service on Saturday at the funeral home in Lovington.

Rene’e was born December 27, 1953 in Fairfield, Calif., a daughter of Stanley Martin and Janet Ruby Whitehouse Rothenbuecher. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, playing the guitar and singing, but most of all she loved her family with all of her heart. Read More

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Campbell’s Barber Shop in Sullivan is where the Toy Bar is today. In the above February 1951 photograph from left: owner Jim Campbell, Johnny Selock, Frank Bond and Cecil Yates. Frank’s son Mac provided the photo and noted haircuts were $1 with 10 cents going to the owner. Bond went on to open a single shop in town charging 75 cents. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Campbell’s Barber Shop in Sullivan is where the Toy Bar is today. In the above February 1951 photograph from left: owner Jim Campbell, Johnny Selock, Frank Bond and Cecil Yates. Frank’s son Mac provided the photo and noted haircuts were $1 with 10 cents going to the owner. Bond went on to open a single shop in town charging 75 cents. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Obituaries 7-13-2016: Mary Elder

Elder, MaryMary Elder

Mary Elizabeth Elder, 93, of Sullivan passed away at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in her home in Sullivan.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Read More

Obituaries 7-13-2016: Barry Hagerman

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Funeral services for Barry Vandeveer Hagerman, 61, of Sullivan were held at 11 a.m. Sunday in Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ in Sullivan with Felix Hagerman and Vanessa Patient officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan was in charge of arrangements.

He died at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in his home. Read More