Recent Obituaries: Franklin Hiram Neal

Franklin Hiram Neal

Franklin Hiram Neal, 91, of Urbana, passed away at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Danville.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Masonic Rites by the George A. Sentel Lodge #764 . Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan, with Military Rites by the Sullivan American Legion Post #68. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Frank was born September 10, 1925 in Shelbyville, Illinois the son of Franklin and Rosa Pearl (Groves) Neal. He married Nona Ethyl Cochran on June 23, 1950 in Sullivan; she preceded him in death on November 10, 2006. Frank served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Urbana and he was a member of the Western Star Masonic Lodge #240 in Champaign.

Frank is survived by his sons, Phillip Grant Neal of Chicago, Wayne Oliver (Kathleen Ann) Neal of River Forest, and Jeffery Leon Neal of Chicago; grandchildren, Matthew Conrad Neal, Samuel Colin Neal and Larkin Ann Neal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister K. Nancy Bible.

Condolences may be left for the family online at www.mcmullinyoung.com

Recent Obituaries: Ina Ruth Brooks

Ina Ruth Brooks

Ina Ruth Brooks, 92 of Bourbonnais, formerly of Sullivan passed away 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 Monday, March 6, 2017 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be held one hour before the funeral services. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery, Lovington. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais.

Ruth was born October 3, 1924 in Sullivan, the daughter of Cornealius and Fern (Waggoner) Brackney. She married Richard F. Brooks April 20, 1942 in Sullivan. He preceded her in death on August 13, 1999. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Sullivan.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sue (Doug) Barclay of Bourbonnais; grandchildren, Stacy Barclay of Bourbonnais and Stephanie (Michael) Collins of Indianapolis, IN; great-grandchildren, Jason, Maggie, Bricen, Jack and Sutton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dick, son Richard, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.

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

Recent Obituaries: Mary Jane Harshbarger

Mary Jane Harshbarger 

Mary Jane Harshbarger (affectionately known as "Teeter"), 90, of Springfield, IL, originally of Atwood, IL passed away gracefully at 3:50 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2017 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.

Mary Jane was born on December 25, 1926, the adopted daughter of Leslie and Alta (Green) Collins. She married Robert E. Harshbarger in 1962 and he later preceded her in death in addition to her parents and sister, Martha Jean Swartz.

Survivors include her nephew, Eric "Nick" Swartz, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Once a Candy Striper, Teeter is known to those who love her as selfless yet spirited! Her passing in the month of February, while bittersweet, seems serendipitous considering her unending sweet tooth!

Family and friends would often visit with her & share funny stories but NEVER without bringing her favorite chocolates, candies and wine. Her sweet soul will be forever missed.

A graveside memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at Lake Fork Cemetery, 345 N. 1475 East Road, Atwood, IL. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared via hilligossshraderfh.com

Recent Obituaries: Randy Lee Crowe

Randy Lee Crowe

Randy Lee Crowe, 59, of Flora, formerly of Sullivan, passed away 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be held one hour before the services. Burial will be in French Cemetery, Allenville, with Military Rites by the Sullivan American Legion Post #68. Memorials may be made to the Prairie Heart Institute.

Randy was born August 1, 1957, in Mattoon, the son of Hue Tim and Ruth (Moran) Crowe. His family was an important part of his life as was his relationship with Christ. He served in the United States Navy.

Randy is survived by his sons, Jeremy (Elizabeth) Crowe of St. Clair, MO, Jacob (Macey) Crowe of Olney and Ethan (Nadia) Young of Flora; daughters, Amy Crowe of Flora and Sarah (Matthew) Allen of Salem; brothers, Tim Michael Crowe of Sullivan and Gary (Kathy) Crowe of Sullivan; sisters, Donna (Weldon) Kingery of Sullivan and Cheryl Wood of Sullivan. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Diane Hollenbeck.

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

Recent Obituaries: Margaret June Grinslade

Margaret June Grinslade

Margaret June Grinslade 93, of Lancaster, NY formerly of Dalton City, IL passed away at 7:54 a.m., February 8, 2017, in her daughter’s residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion, IL. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Free Methodist Church, 930 N. Range Road, Peoria, IL 61604. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.

Margaret was born April 11, 1923, in Decatur, IL the daughter of George and Leta Isabelle (Roney) Dickson. She married Phillip Ray Grinslade on March 15, 1943. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1993. Margaret had formerly worked as a butcher and grocery clerk for the grocery store in Dalton City.

Surviving are her children: Robert Ray Grinslade and his wife Shirley of Bradford, IL, Mary Jo Hill and her husband Michael of San Antonio, TX, and Margaret “Susan” Grinslade of Lancaster, NY; grandchildren: Scott Grinslade and his wife Sarah of Peoria Heights, IL, Bobbi Grinslade of Peoria, IL, Tracey Langsfeld of San Antonio, TX, Gary Langsfeld and wife Martha of Burlington, KY, Claudette Mabry or San Antonio, TX, Mary Ruotolo and her husband Chris of Hackettstown, NJ, Jeff Gossett and wife Lena of Bradford, IL, Kim Mitchell and husband Kevin of Clinton, IL and Gabriella Brueggemann of St. Louis, MO. Also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her beloved son: Samuel D. Grinslade. brothers: George and Robert and her sister: Dorothy.

Recent Obituaries: Kathryn C. Armstrong

Kathryn C. Armstrong

Kathryn C. Armstrong, 99, of Sullivan, died 2:30 p.m. Monday (February 6, 2017) in the Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mound Cemetery, Charleston. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

Mrs. Armstrong was born September 30, 1917 in Rardin, Illinois, the daughter of Jesse and Martha Brown Keigley. She was a homemaker. Kathryn married J. Kenneth Armstrong on December 8, 1937 in Rockville, Indiana and he preceded her in death on November 29, 1993.

Survivors include her daughters B. J. Armstrong of Sherman Oaks, CA and Jodi Golden of Sullivan; grandchildren Cory (Dee) Golden of Mattoon and Casey (Smitty) Smith of Sullivan; great grandchildren Zack Shoot, Hudson Golden, Kaylee Jo Smith and Kiptyn Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great granddaughter Peyton Smith and one brother.

Recent Obituaries: Barbara Ann Reedy

Barbara Ann Reedy

Barbara Ann Reedy, 79, of Sullivan, formerly of Lovington, died 6:20 a.m. Wednesday (February 1, 2017) in Mason Point, Sullivan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 at the St. Isidore Catholic Church, Bethany with Fr. Steve Arisman and Fr. John Sohm celebrants. Burial and Rite of Committal will be in the St. Isidore Cemetery, Bethany. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. A prayer service will be 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Moultrie County Beacon, St. Isidore Catholic Church, the Moultrie County Relay for Life. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

Mrs. Reedy was born February 5, 1938 in Effingham, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Cecilia Bueker Niemann. Barbara worked at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Records from 1956 - 1963. After that she was a stay-at-home mom to her children. She was a member of the St. Isidore Catholic Church, Moultrie County Home Extension, Scott State Bank bowling team and Lovington Library Board. Barbara married Gerald Reedy on October 27, 1962 at St. Mary’s Church at Green Creek, IL.

Survivors include her husband Gerald, children Teresa (Tim) Stepp of Palatine, IL, Christopher (Kathy) Reedy of Redfield, AR, Jill Reedy of Sullivan and Meg Reedy of Palatine; grandchildren Robert Reedy, Ashlen Reedy, Cory Reedy, Dallas Reedy, Shania Reedy and Matt Stepp; two great grandchildren; sisters Sarah Parks of Louisville, KY, Margaret Niemann of Effingham, Sister Josephine Niemann of St. Louis, MO and Carolyn Braun of Effingham; sister-in-law Bernadette Niemann of Effingham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Jeanette Ferrick, Sister Irene Niemann, Mary Conlin; brother John Niemann and a grandson Ben Stepp.

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.