Graveside services for Brenda K. Beavers, 78, of Mattoon, formerly of Sullivan, were held in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Reverend Richard Coen officiating. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon presided over the arrangements.
She passed away at 1:17 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.
Brenda was born February 12, 1937 in Sullivan, a daughter of Robert and Eileen Myers Sullivan. She married Larry Beavers, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, August 24, 1956 in Sullivan. Read More
Ted W. Boyer, 57, of Mt. Zion, formerly of Bethany, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Monday October 5, 2015 in his residence.
Celebration of Life services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan, with the Rev. Marge Overlot and Tim Dudley officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Prairie Home Cemetery in Moweaqua will be at a later date. Read More
Wayne E. ‘Gene’ Cripe, 63, of Windsor died at 1:57 p.m. Saturday October 3, 2015 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Dave Dolan officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation is one hour before the funeral. Read More
Perry Robert Shasteen, 52, of Stafford, Va., formerly of Sullivan, passed away September 19, 2015 in Stafford Hospital, Va.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 3 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home in Sullivan. Burial will be at a later date. Read More
Gillian M. ‘Jill’ Reed, 56, of Sullivan, passed away at 9:28 a.m. Sunday September 27, 2015 in her residence.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday.
Jill was born February 5, 1959 in Reading, England, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Stennett. She had been a caregiver at Titus Manor in Sullivan for more than 10 years. She married Roy Reed September 26, 2003 in Sullivan. Read More
Mary Van Praag-Maxwell
Graveside services for Mary Lynn Van Praag-Maxwell, 83, of Decatur were held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Graceland Cemetery in Decatur. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.
She died Monday Sept. 21, 2015 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Read More
Funeral services for Roy C. Barker, 56, of Mattoon, formerly of Sullivan, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be at a later date.
He passed away at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in his home in Mattoon.
Roy was born November 7, 1958 in Decatur, the son of Cecil and Lillian England Barker. He married Barbara S. Fugate August 3, 1997 in Allenville. Roy worked for Kull Lumber in Mattoon for 32 years. Roy’s family meant the world to him. He enjoyed cookouts, sitting around the yard, his grandchildren and playing golf. Read More
Funeral services for K. Maxine Howard, 96, of Dalton City were held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2015 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Burial was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
She passed away at 2:34 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur. Read More
Graveside services for Betty L. Donnell, 84, of Sullivan were held at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with the Rev. Grant Wade officiating. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan handled arrangements.
She passed away at 3 a.m. Friday September 18, 2015 in Aspen Creek in Sullivan.
Betty was born April 27, 1931 in Moweaqua, the daughter of Irvin and Naomi Waddell Wicker. She was a member of Sullivan First Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, collecting antiques and working in her yard. Betty especially enjoyed the warmth, comfort and laughter that she shared with her friends and family. She married Wilbur E. Donnell March 13, 1948 in Morganfield, Kentucky, and he preceded her in death April 29, 1998. Read More
Graveside services for Wilma Irene Henderson King were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in French Cemetery in Allenville. McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan handled arrangements.
She passed away at 12:35 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2015 at the age of 93 in Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
She was born in Sullivan December 6, 1921 to Hugh and Hazel Henderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bud (Betty) Henderson, her first husband Alvie Lee and her second husband William “Bill” King. Throughout her life she was cherished deeply by the many children who considered her as their grandma. Wilma was a lifelong member of the Church of God where she taught Sunday school for much of her adult life. She loved her family, her church family, gardening and baking delicious pies. Read More