Obituaries 2-3-2016: Dana Price

Dana Price

Danille “Dana” Lacinda Price, 33, of Mattoon passed away at 12:10 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 in Carle Hospital in Urbana.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 in Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.

Dana was born April 11, 1982 in Mattoon, a daughter of Timothy A. and Penny D. Navel Price.   Read More

Obituaries 2-3-2016: Don Marshall

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Donald “Carrol” Marshall, 84, of Sullivan, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) February 3 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 2-3-2016: Edward Lane

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Edward ‘Frankie’ Lane, 57, of Sullivan, passed away Wednesday January 27, 2016 in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Celebration of Life services were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Paul McGhghy officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Sullivan American Legion Post # 68.  Read More

Obituaries 2-3-2016: Loren Jenne

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Loren E. “Colonel” Jenne, 98, of Springfield, passed away at 8:15 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Regency in Springfield.

Loren was born Sept. 5, 1917 near Cadwell to Charles and Ella Collins Jenne. He moved with his family to Sullivan where he graduated from high school in 1935. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Education in 1940 and began his teaching profession in Alvin, Ill. This was interrupted by W.W. II when he was drafted in June 1941. He became an airplane mechanic and then went to OCS for pilot training in the Army Air Forces. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and was assigned as a First Lieutenant to fly B-25 Mitchell bombers in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. After completing 50 bombing missions, he returned to Sullivan in 1943 where he married Hazel J. Carnes Dec. 29, 1943 in the Sullivan United Methodist Church. Loren then resumed his teaching career at Jonathan Creek, Ill. country school and later in Sullivan. He was junior high school principal in Sullivan at Powers, Lowe and the Jr. High School in Sullivan and also served as the Moultrie County Treasurer.  Read More

Obituaries 2-3-2016: Bob Shackles

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Robert F. “Bob” Shackles, 76, of Sullivan passed away Saturday Jan. 30, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Bob was born April 25, 1939 in Plainview to William Franklin and Nora Schwenke Shackles. He graduated from Southwestern High School in Piasa and went on to serve four years in the Marines. After his military service, he worked several years as a mechanic and then spent the rest of his working life at the light plant in Sullivan until he was disabled in 1992. Read More

Obituaries 2-3-2016: Betty Gaston

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Betty R. Gaston, 85, of Sullivan, died at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Private funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Ash Grove Cemetery.

She was born May 11, 1930 in Granite City, a daughter of Ben Boris and Gladys Sutton Rudanovich. She married Thomas A. Gaston September 20, 1947 in Sullivan, and he preceded her in death April 1, 1997. Read More

Obituaries 2-3-2016: James Gregory

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James E. Gregory, 69, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Oak Ridge, Mo., died at his residence Monday, January 25, 2016.

As per James’ wishes he was cremated, and private family military services will be conducted at a later date in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 2-3-2016: Popeye Keown

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Robert Eugene “Popeye” Keown, 86, of Sullivan passed away at 3:56 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Read More