Central Illinois Deaths
Herald & Review (Decatur, IL)-February 9, 1993
OLNEY -Clessie M. Bagwell, 70, Olney, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1993).
Arrangements incomplete: Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney.
TAYLORVILLE -Pauline Bishop, 80, Taylorville, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1993).
Member: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville, and St. Vincent Memorial
Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors: brother, Carl Royce, Gillespie; sisters, Mrs.
Harry (Amelia) Moore, Virden; Jane Kollins, Gillespie.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation: 5 to 7
p.m. Wednesday, Connolly-McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Burial: Elmwood
Cemetery, Litchfield. Memorials: St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Extended Care.
VANDALIA -John Earl Bone, 56, Brevard, N.C., formerly of Vandalia, retired
pilot and captain for Eastern Airlines, died Thursday (Feb. 4, 1993). Member:
Wesleyan Church of Brevard, N.C. Survivors: wife, Ingrid; sons, Erik and Hans
Bone, both of Brevard; daughter, Anne Britt Searle, Longmont, Colo.; brother,
Dr. James Bone, Omak, Wash.; sister, Ruth Marilyn Marshall, Springfield, Mo.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove. Visitation:
two hours before services. Burial: McInturff Cemetery, Hagarstown. Memorials:
Bone Family Children's College Fund.
TUSCOLA -George Edward Bowlby, Tuscola, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1993).
Survivors: wife, Pauline; children, Shirley Coffey, Bement; Franklin Bowlby,
Glen Burnie, Md.; Fred Bowlby, Decatur; Evelyn Brown, Urbana; Walter Bowlby,
Harrisburg; George R. Bowlby, Brookport; Eldridge Bowlby, Cerro Gordo; Shannon
Bowlby, Cave-in-Rock; David and Daniel Bowlby, both of Virden; sisters,
Margaret Boneham, Decatur; Evelyn Coffey, Cerro Gordo; brothers, Robert J.,
Victor and Marshall, all of Decatur.
Graveside services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney. No
visitation. Arrangements: Brintlinger's Funeral Home.
ST. ELMO -John Bricker, 65, St. Elmo, retired bus driver for Altamont and
St. Elmo school districts, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993). Affiliated with the
First Baptist Church, Altamont. Survivors: wife, Betty; sons, Steve Bricker,
Tulsa, Okla.; Lane Bricker, Brandon, Fla.; Dean Bricker, Nashville, Tenn.;
John Bricker Jr., Channelview, Texas; daughters, Sherry Stein, Altamont;
Patricia Hodges, Houston, Texas; Julie Taylor, El Reno, Okla.; Terri Keever,
Kentwood, Mich.; Tammeria Shaw, Deerfield Beach, Fla.; stepdaughter, Lorraine
Duckwitz, Altamont; brother, Ernie Bricker, Chicago; sister, Lucille Pontious,
Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Visitation: two
hours before services. Burial: Loy Cemetery, Heartsville. Memorials: Fayette
County Heart Association.
OLNEY -Edgar Bursott, 82, Wynoose Community Center, retired gauger for Sohio
Oil Co., died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993). Member: Liberty Christian Church,
Wynoose. Survivors: sons, Melvin Bursott, Olney; Richard Bursott, Noble;
Douglas Bursott, Hutsonville; daughters, Patsy Jenner, Olney; Doris McGregor,
Gladwin, Mich.; Nancy Pitts, Olney; brother, Robert Raymond Bursott, Olney;
sister, Audrey Trimmer, Hammond, Ind.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Liberty Christian Church, Wynoose. Visitation: 6
to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Noble. Burial: Greenhill
Cemetery. Memorials: Wynoose Community Center.
KINMUNDY -Blanche M. Chasteen, 80, Kinmundy, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1993).
Member: Kinmundy Christian Church. Survivors: sons, Lester Chasteen,
Effingham; Marvin Chasteen, Pana; Bill Chasteen, Moweaqua; daughters, Alice
Torgler and Virginia Gibson, both of Salem; sisters, Norma Jean Hopper,
Metropolis; Marjorie Pierce, Brooksport; Neita Williams, Brownstown; Freda
Wright, North Carolina; Josephine Thompson, Taylorville.
Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy. Visitation: 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Elder Cemetery, rural Kinmundy. Memorials: Kinmundy-Alma
ROBINSON -Nora Grace Clark, 99, resident of Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home,
Robinson, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1993).
Arrangements incomplete: Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.
PARIS -Anna M. Edwards, 89, Paris, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993). Member: Grace
Lutheran Church, Paris. Survivors: stepdaughters, Faye Rhodes, Santa Clara,
Calif.; Ferne Calcaterra, Atherton, Calif.; sisters, Marian Bork and Henrietta
Jappa, both of Madison, Wis.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sutton & Son Funeral Home, Paris. Visitation: noon
to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: New Providence Cemetery, rural Paris. Memorials:
Grace Lutheran Church.
OLNEY -Catherine Laverne Fehrenbacher, 68, Olney, died Monday (Feb. 8,
1993). Member: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Olney. Survivors: husband, Henry;
sons, Randall and Robert Fehrenbacher, both of Olney; daughter, Mrs. Whitney
(Carol) Smith, Plainfield, Ind.; brothers, Manard Ochs, Mattoon; Norman Ochs,
Monticello; sister, Latricia Reich, Newton.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation: 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney, with 7:30 p.m. prayer
services. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Olney. Memorials: St. Joseph School
SMITHBORO -Pearl Irene Grigg, 74, Smithboro, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1993).
Member: New Bethel Baptist Church, Ramsey. Survivors: husband, Rev. Oral
Grigg; son, Bruce, Mulberry Grove; daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Carole) Dothager,
Smithboro; Mrs. Thomas (Rita) Jenkins, Alton; brothers, Mearl Lewis and Earl
M. Lewis, both of Greenville.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove.
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Ripperdan-Schildknecht Funeral Home, Mulberry
Grove. Burial: McInturff Cemetery, rural Vandalia. Memorials: Smithboro Fire
CHARLESTON -Ruth Merrill Holmes, 90, Point Independence (Onset), Mass.,
retired registered nurse, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993). Survivors: daughter,
Elaine Holmes Zwicky, Charleston; stepsons, Raymond Holmes, Onset, Mass.;
Donald Holmes, San Jacinto, Calif.
Graveside services will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Vinyard Haven, Mass., in the
summer. Arrangements: Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, Charleston.
ST. ELMO -Paul Anthony Koeberlein, 81, St. Elmo, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993).
Member: First Assembly of God Church, St. Elmo. Survivors: daughters, Mrs.
Glenn (Iris) Mahon and Mrs. Mark (Brenda) Borntreger, both of St. Elmo;
brother, Lawrence Koberlein, St. Elmo; sisters, Eileen Wolff, Altamont;
Mildred Kasselman, Great Bend, Kan.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Assembly of God Church. Visitation: 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday, May Funeral Home, St. Elmo. Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, St.
Elmo. Memorials: First Assembly of God Church Building Fund.
CLINTON -Wilma Louise Kring, 77, Clinton, retired teacher, died Thursday
(Feb. 4, 1993). Survivors: brother, Charles Kring, San Jose, Calif.; sisters,
Muriel Luttrell, Elkhart, Ind.; Dorine Smith, Roseburg, Ore.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements:
Herington-Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
EFFINGHAM -Joel A. Larson, 12, Effingham, sixth-grader at Effingham Central
School, died Sunday (Feb. 8, 1993). Survivors: mother, Susan Larson,
Effingham; father, Tim Larson, Mattoon; sister, Melissa, Effingham;
grandmother, Evelyn Farero, Granite City; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Meyer, Effingham; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Larson, Toronto, Iowa; great-grandfathers,
Leroy S. Copeland, Galesburg; John Larson, Galesburg; great-great-grandmother,
Anna Stegall, Galesburg.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: 4 to 8
p.m. Tuesday. Burial: St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Sigel. Memorials:
Effingham Central School.
PARIS -Floyd "Woody" Myers, 76, Paris, retired farmer, died Sunday (Feb.
7, 1993). Member: Bell Ridge Christian Church, rural Paris, and several
antique tractor organizations. Survivors: sons, Larry Myers, Paris; Darrell
Myers, Atwood; daughters, Diana Satterfield, Novlesville; Deborah Goodwin,
Danville; brothers, Pete Myers, Marshall; Casey Myers, Paris; sisters, Emma
Cutright, Marshall; Tylene Sadler, Waynetown; Mary Ruth Rhoades, Paris.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Pearce Funeral Home, Marshall. Visitation: 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. until services Wednesday. Burial: Marshall Cemetery.
CLINTON -Ollie Faye Roben, 90, Clinton, retired registered nurse, died
Monday (Feb. 8, 1993). Member: First United Methodist Church, Decatur.
Survivor: nephew, Robert D. Roben, Clinton.
Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. No
visitation. Arrangements: Herington-Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials:
DeWitt County Nursing Home.
LITCHFIELD -Grace Helen Rohs, 94, LaGrange, formerly of Litchfield, retired
employee of Aetna Insurance Co., died Saturday (Feb. 6, 1993). Member:
Christian Science Church, LaGrange. Survivors: nieces, Berniece Heath,
Litchfield; Mildred A. Stone, Cape Cod, Mass.; Joan Gailager, Detroit, Mich.;
nephew, Wendell W. Hart, Peoria.
Committal rites: Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield, at a later date. Arrangements:
Meinschein Funeral Home, Litchfield.
CASEY -Mark Leslie Rukes, 41, Casey, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993). Member:
Casey United Methodist Church. Survivors: mother, Martha, Casey; sisters,
Nancy Rue, Peotone; Susan Hawkins, Carmel.
Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Casey-Cumberland Cemetery, Casey.
Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Markwell & Sons Funeral Home, Casey, with
7:30 p.m. memorial services. Memorials: Kline Memorial Library of Casey.
MOUNT PULASKI -Robert A. Scroggin, 68, of rural Mount Pulaski died 3:46 p.m.
Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993) in North Port, Fla.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in First Christian Church, Mount Pulaski,
with visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home,
Mount Pulaski. Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, rural Mount Pulaski.
Memorials: First Christian Church, Mount Pulaski, or donor's choice.
Mr. Scroggin was born Aug. 4, 1924 in Lincoln, the son of Wesley A. and Helene
E. Shrader Scroggin. He was co-owner of the Bo-Jac Hybrid Corn Company and
member of the First Christian Church, Mount Pulaski. He married Betty Jean
Aylesworth Aug. 22, 1951 in Mount Pulaski.
Surviving are his wife; son, Terry Linn Scroggin of Mount Pulaski; daughter,
Cheryl Ann Jason of Mount Pulaski; mother of Mount Pulaski; brother, John
"Jack" Scroggin of Mount Pulaski; five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
EFFINGHAM -Ada B. Walker, 92, Effingham, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993). Member:
Willow Street Church of Christ, Effingham, and Effingham Order of the Eastern
Star. Survivors: husband, Elmer L. Walker; daughter, Thelma Kinden, Effingham;
sister, Lorena Bumiller, Michigan.
Private family services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. No
visitation. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Effingham. Memorials: donor's choice.
TOWER HILL -Roy Elmer Westenhaver, 69, Tower Hill, formerly of Cowden, died
Monday (Feb. 8, 1993). Member: Free Methodist Church, Cowden. Survivors:
brothers, Clyde, Indianapolis, Ind.; George, Bulpitt; sisters, Mary Polley,
Tower Hill; Sophie Schultz, Shelbyville.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.
GREENUP -Max John Winnett, 87, Greenup, died Sunday (Feb. 7, 1993).
Survivors: sons, William, Ocean Springs, Miss.; John, Corrales, N.M.
Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup. Visitation: two
hours before services. Burial: Harmony Cemetery, rural Greenup, at a later
Record Number: 02099304
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