Recent Obituaries: Janet Kay Craig

Janet Kay Craig

Janet Kay Craig, 64, of Sullivan passed away at 10:48 a.m. Friday (September 23, 2016) in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

 Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

 Janet was born October 9, 1951 in Decatur the daughter of Warren G. and Luzetta Gaston Ferguson. She had worked at the Gaddis Home in Lovington, GE in Decatur, McDonalds in Sullivan, Hardees in Mt Zion and Caseys in Bethany. She was a member of the Grant Street Church of Christ in Sullivan. Janet married Dean Craig on December 10, 1977 in Sullivan.

 Surviving are her husband Dean of Sullivan; daughter Dena (Chuck) Norris of Lovington; son Brandon Craig of Dalton City; mother Luzetta Ferguson of Sullivan; brother, Denny (Pete) Ferguson of Bethany; grandsons Jacob Book-Hart and Justin Norris and several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her father, son Justin and a daughter Kim.

Recent Obituaries: Billie G. Rankin

Billie G. Rankin

Billie G. ‘Bill’ Rankin, 74, of Sullivan, died 7:10 p.m. Wednesday (September 21, 2016) in the Sullivan Health Care and RehabilitationCenter.

 Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. The family requests casual attire. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Odd Fellows Rebekah Home, Mattoon. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.net.

 Mr. Rankin was born July 14, 1942 in Ash Grove Twp., Shelby County, IL, the son of Eugene W. and Alice L. Day Rankin. Bill worked for the City of Sullivan as the plant operator at the Sewer Dept. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Sullivan First Christian Church.Survivors include his children James Wessley (Loretta) Rankin of Ozark, Missouri and Ella May (Jason) Walters of Mattoon; granddaughter Jennifer Rose Johnson; step grandchildren Emma Walters, Janet, Katherine, Ressie and Emily Ellis and a sister-in-law Linda Henderson of Mattoon.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant daughters Glenda and Rosalee and a sister Margie Lou Rankin.

Recent Obituaries: Alice Lawyer

Alice Lawyer 

Alice E. Lawyer, 63, of Arthur died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 in her home.

Services for the former Lovington resident will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20 in Wyman Park in Sullivan. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born Jan. 8, 1953 in Champaign, a daughter of Ross and Leota Mathis Chenoweth. A retired postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service, she also managed Rusty’s in La Place. She was an EMT with the Lovington Ambulance Service and a member of La Place United Methodist Church and Lovington Village Board.

Surviving are daughters Cristy Ritchie of Cerro Gordo, Jamie Franklin of Lovington and Katie Swanson of Panama City, Fla.; sisters Ann Finke, Carol Benedict and Kathy Price, all of Lovington; brothers Dick Chenoweth of La Place, Dennis Chenoweth of Lynchburg, Va. and David Chenoweth of Spring Hill, Fla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Memorials are suggested to Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice.

Recent Obituaries: Russell Glenn Wiley

Russell Glenn Wiley

Russell Glenn Wiley, 91, formerly of Sullivan and Mattoon, passed away 7:34 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2016, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials may be made to Heartland Christian Village Auxiliary, 101 Trowbridge Rd, Neoga, IL 62447 or to the donor’s choice.

Russell Glenn Maricle was born October 12, 1924, in Mattoon. He was later adopted by his parents Melvin and Fern (Ridgeway) Wiley of Sullivan. He married Louise Brown of Humboldt on March 23, 1947 in Bethany; she survives. Russell was a 1943 graduate of Mattoon High School. He was a life-long farmer of Moultrie County and also worked several years as a television repairman. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Mattoon and a former member of the Allenville Christian Church where he served as an elder. Russell was also a member of the Moultrie County Farm Bureau. He loved spending time on the farm as well as time with his family and friends. He enjoyed many card games throughout the years. He will be missed by many.

Russell is survived by his son, Marvin G. (Mary Ann) of Sullivan; daughter, Judy (Gary) Erlandson of Elberton,GA; grandsons, Toby (Beth) Wiley and children Evanger, Kate and Caleb of Arthur; Kory (Tonya) Wiley and children Torie and her son Hunter, Kolton of Sullivan; and Brandon Erlandson of Elberton, GA; granddaughters, Dr. Christine (Jonathan) Waller and daughters Leah of LaCrosse, WI, and Ashlynne (Sven) Steen and their son Trenton of Springfield; Karol (1SG Brad) Hart and their daughter Devyn of Clarksville, TN; Sabra (Adam) Bozman and children Christian and Lexie of Murfreesboro, TN; and Amy (Taylor) Mangiaracino and daughters Valorie and Ayla of Imperial, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Jane.

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

Recent Obituaries: Linda L. Breedlove

Linda L. Breedlove

Linda L. Breedlove, 76, of Lovington, passed away 11:20 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2016, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Lovington. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery, Arcola. Memorials may be made to the Lovington Ambulance Service, Kaskaskia Valley Animal Hospital or to the donor’s choice.

Linda was born April 4, 1940, in Charleston, the daughter of Russell and Freda (Carter) Huey. She married Robert W. Breedlove on October 2, 1971, in Mattoon; he preceded her in death on October 29, 2000. Linda was a Lovington Ambulance Board Member, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post #429, a Moultrie County Election Judge and a Committee Woman Democrat.

She is survived by her children, Meta D. Creek of Lovington, Sheila A. (Steve) Price of Atwood, David D. (Eleanor) Creek of Bethany and Cynthia M. (Steve) Wiseley of Mt. Vernon. She is also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two brothers, one granddaughter and her faithful companion Miss Precious.

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

Recent Obituaries: Juanita Grace Wilson

Juanita Grace Wilson

Juanita Grace Wilson, 83, of Lovington, passed away 7:20 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2016, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home in Lovington. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery, Lovington. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Decatur and Macon or to the donor’s choice.

Juanita was born September 26, 1932, in Moweaqua, the daughter of Hazel Grace Carlyle. She married Millard E. Keeling in 1954, and he preceded her in death in 1977. Juanita later married Dale R. Wilson in 1978, who also preceded her in death in 1994. She was a member of the First Church of God. She loved her dog Sami with all her heart and she enjoyed carrying for the stray cats around her house.

She is survived by her son, Dennis E. Keeling of Lovington; daughter, Donna G. K. (Jeff) Smith of Douglasville, GA; step-daughter, Jan (Larry) Bigard of Newton. Juanita is also survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

Recent Obituaries: Letha Rohr

Letha Rohr

Letha Mae Rohr, 95, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 7:25 pm on July 11, 2016 at East View Terrace in Sullivan, IL.

Graveside services will be 10:00 am on Friday July 22, 2016 at the Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon, IL. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family.

She was born December 16, 1920 in Cumberland County to Roy and Clara (Kinnamon) Hetzer. She married Thomas H. Rohr in 1939. He passed away September 3, 1987. They had three children, Lynda Lou Phillips, husband Ronnie (deceased) of Sullivan, IL, Donna Sue Cox (deceased) husband Jerry of Mattoon, IL, Thomas H. Rohr, Jr. wife Beverly of Greenup, IL; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Donna Cox, brothers Dale Hetzer and Eldon Hetzer and son in law Ronnie Phillips.

Letha was a homemaker, enjoyed her family, bowling, working in her yard and collecting dishes. She was member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Mattoon, IL. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com

Recent Obituaries: Barry Hagerman

Barry Photo for obitBarry Hagerman

Barry Vandeveer Hagerman, 61, of Sullivan, died 4:16 p.m. Wednesday (July 6, 2016) in his home.

 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Sunday at the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ, Sullivan with Felix Hagerman and Vanessa Patient officiating. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net. Memorials are suggested to the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.

 Barry was born March 4, 1955 in Champaign, IL, the son of Philip and Alice Kenney Hagerman. He worked at Felicity Fashions in Sullivan for many years and was a longtime employee of Hagerman & Co. of Mt. Zion. He was a member of the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ and enjoyed singing in the choir. Barry also enjoyed candy making, music, cooking and traveling.

 Survivors include his sisters-in-law Sandy Hagerman (Dennis Watson) and Amy (Jim) Galligan, both of Sullivan; nieces Elaine (Joe) Perry of Mt. Zion, Alyssa (Adam) Moomaw of Sullivan; nephews Andrew (Brooke) Hagerman of Sullivan and Brigham (Ashley) Hagerman of Sullivan; ten great nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Dennis Hagerman and his beloved aunts.