Recent Obituaries

Recent Obituaries: Brian P. Hart

Brian P. Hart

Brian P. Hart, 56, of Sullivan, passed away 1:55 p.m. Tuesday (April 19, 2016) in Decatur Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Celebration of Life services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with the Pastor Marge Overlot officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to the Moultrie County Food Pantry, the Decatur Cancer Care Specialist Scholarship.

Brian was born May 28, 1959 in Shelbyville, the son of James and Nancy Wakefield Hart. He married Kathleen Ann Freese on October 23, 1991. Brian retired from the phone company (GTE, Verizon, Frontier) with thirty five years of service on November 1, 2015. He had been a member of the Sullivan Sports Boosters, George A. Sentel Masonic Lodge # 764 and the Sullivan Country Club. His favorite pastimes were playing golf and poker, but his greatest joy was watching his kids play sports. Brian knew no stranger. He loved people and always had kind words to say about everyone.

Surviving are his wife Kathy, daughter Brittany Hart of Sullivan; son Dylan Hart of Sullivan; sister Brenda (David) Winskill of Sullivan; niece, Hillary Winskill; nephew Clay Winskill; mother-in-law Pat Larkin of Sullivan; sister-in-law Nikki (Dan) Hodge of Arthur; niece Andalyn Hodge; nephew Dustin Hodge and grandmother-in-law Helen Gustin.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents Jim and Nancy.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. James Wade, III, LeAnn Rhinehart, NP and Lynette his primary nurse at the Cancer Care Specialists of Decatur, along with his nurse Sami at Decatur Memorial Hospital. They are incredible people and should be admired for their dedication to their professions.

Recent Obituaries: Sheila M. Harshman

Sheila M. Harshman

Sheila M. Harshman, 82, of Sullivan went home to be with her Savior at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 in her residence after a courageous and graceful battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ with Felix Hagerman and Vanessa Patient officiating. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ. Memorials are suggested to the Mayo Clinic Foundation or the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net Read More

Recent Obituaries: Roy C. Barker

Roy C. Barker

Roy C. Barker, 56, of Mattoon, formerly of Sullivan passed away 9:54 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in his home, Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. before the services Saturday. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center.

Roy was born November 7, 1958 in Decatur, the son of Cecil and Lillian (England) Barker. He married Barbara S. Fugate on 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.

Roy is survived by his wife, Barbara of Mattoon; father, Cecil Barker of Decatur; mother, Lillian Bathe of Sullivan; step-son, David J “DJ” (DJ) Arthur of Mattoon; step-daughter, Beth (Justin) Click of Bethany; sisters, Marsha (Roy) Brumleve of Teutopolis; Debbie Bathe of Sullivan; Lisa (Rodger) Mortez of Mattoon; Terri Bectel of Peoria; grandchildren, Sierra Arthur, Shania Arthur, Shayla Arthur, David Arthur, Peyton Purcell, Dakota Arthur, Destyne Arthur, Dominque Voegel, Delaney Click, and Devon Click. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Burrell and Margret Barker and Harold and Edith England and his step-Father David Bathe.

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

Recent Obituaries 8-12-2015: Gloria Armer

Gloria Armer

Gloria Armer, 54, of Sullivan died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday April 12 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Moultrie County Relay for Life.

Recent Obituaries 7-2-2015: James Dodd

James Dodd 

Funeral services for James William Dodd, 68, formerly of Cerro Gordo, will be held at 11 a.m. July 2 in Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery.

He died June 27, 2015 and was born July 31, 1946, the son of Raymond and Helen Ofield Dodd.

He was retired from PPG Industries in Mt. Zion.

Surviving are his wife Sherry; daughter Carly Ferguson; stepchildren Lisa Barnes, Will Davis and Ben Davis, all of Decatur; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the athletic program of the donor’s choice.

Recent Obituaries: Marilyn L. Weaver

Marilyn L. Weaver

Marilyn L. Weaver, 69, of Sullivan died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday Jan. 8 in Mason Point.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation one hour before the services. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.

Recent Obituaries: John Taber

John Taber

John Taber, 79, of Sullivan died at 4:35 a.m. Friday Jan. 9 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.