Recent Obituaries

Recent Obituaries: Nina L. Glazebrook

Nina L. Glazebrook

Nina L. Glazebrook, 92, of Sullivan passed away at 5:00 a.m. Thursday (January 19, 2017) in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. Mother left us this morning for a home with no pain. A devoted Christian and loving mother who taught us all about the love of God and the power of family. It is with a heavy heart that she has left us but knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.

Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday (January 23, 2017) in the Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Zoll and Ron Bartenen officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sunday (January 22, 2017). Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation or to Downs Syndrome. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

Nina was born February 26, 1924 in Opdyke, Illinois the daughter of Henry and Sula Smith Marlow. She had worked at the Depot in Sullivan and the Moultrie County Counseling Center.

Nina was a member of the Sullivan Church of God.

Surviving are her sons Marion ‘Turk’ (Judy) Glazebrook of St. Augustine, Florida, Richard (Carol) Glazebrook of Sullivan, Roger Glazebrook of Sullivan, Jim (Teena) Glazebrook of Joliet; daughters Helen Glazebrook of Sullivan and Sarah (Todd) Glazebrook Perry of Findlay; grandchildren Brian Glazebrook, Amanda Glazebrook, Allyson Kunz, Carley Scott, Kelly Bennett, Joy Courtright, Jaime Kamb, Jill Wilson, Jay Glazebrook, Carl Gilmore and Lisa Gilmore; great grandchildren Scarlett Glazebrook, Lily Glazebrook, Rylee Kunz, Molly Kunz, Carra Scott, Brandon Scott, Leigh Spear, Sara Bennett, Lily Kamb, Lexi Kamb, Avry Wilson, Ben Gilmore, Jon Gilmore and Nicolas Gilmore and great great grandchildren Landon Spear and Hadley Spear.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jessie, sister Gladys and Mildred and daughter in law Sara ‘Sally’ Glazebrook.

Those Saturday morning conference calls won’t be the same without mom.

Recent Obituaries: Donnabelle Frazier

Donnabelle Frazier

Donnabelle Frazier, 85, of Sullivan died 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 4, 2017) in Mason Point, Sullivan.

Visitation will be from 10-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday following the visitation in the French Cemetery, Allenville, with Bob Vail officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

Donnabelle was born September 18,1931 in Bruce the daughter of Pearl William and Susie G. Fleming Myers. She had worked at the Illinois Masonic Home as a young woman, spent many years as a homemaker and then managed the IGA Deli in Sullivan for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Sullivan VFW Auxiliary and the Sullivan American Legion Auxiliary. Donnabelle married George W. ‘Pat’ Frazier on September 4, 1954 in LaJolla, California and he preceded her in death on July 24, 1999.

Surviving are her daughter Sue (Dave) Morrow of Gainesville, Florida; son Bill (Lora) Frazier of Sullivan; grandchildren Mandy N. Frazier, Samantha Armer and Gabby Frazier and two great grandchildren Renee and Malia Frazier.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter Gloria Armer.

Recent Obituaries: Rick Armer

rick-2Rick L. Armer

Rick L. Armer, 55, of Sullivan, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday (November 16, 2016) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with Bob Vail officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bethany with military rites conducted by the Sullivan American Legion Post # 68. Memorials are suggested to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

Rick was born July 14, 1961 in Decatur, the son of Benton C. and Linda S. Hughes Armer. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Rick was a quality control inspector for Caterpillar in Decatur. He married Gloria M. Frazier on January 30, 1988 in Sullivan and she preceded him in death on August 12, 2015.

Surviving are his daughter Samantha Armer (Adrian Tello) of Alpharetta, Georgia; parents Benton C. and Linda S. Armer; sister Rhonda (Keith) Newberry and special friend Cathy Fritz, all of Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and brother Frank.

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