Donald Eugene Shull, 78, of Decatur died at 2:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial with military rites will be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
Donald was born April 8, 1924 in Monticello, the son of John and Lulu Sybil Whitton Shull. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a switchman for the Illinois Central Railroad for 17 years. He was a custodian for the Sullivan and Blue Mound school districts. He owned and operated Shull Janitorial Services while employed at the Decatur Professional Building. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He married Mary Lou Reedy Aug. 14, 1949 in Mattoon, and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Lu Bruns (Rick) of Decatur; sons, Frank Shull (Doreen) of Englewood, Fla., Rob Shull (Beth) of Decatur; grandchildren, Shawn Davis (Amber), Tanya King (Joe), Stephanie Shull and Colton and Caitlin Hart; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Haley and Joey King; eight step grandchildren, Kelly, Angela, Laura, Jason, Brandon, Jameson, Cameron and Christian; and one step great-grandchild, Casey.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sid; and granddaughter, Aundrea Fae Shull.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carl (Mary A. Cordray) Snow, 90, of Decatur were held at 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the Marrowbone Cemetery in Bethany.
The former Bethany resident died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
She was born June 13, 1912 in Bethany, the daughter of Edd and Olive Sharp Cordray. She was a member of the Divernon Methodist Church in Divernon and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge. She married Carl H. Snow April 1, 1929 in Bethany, and he preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1987.
Surviving are her son, Ryland Snow of Herscher; daughters, Olive Ann Foreman of Tuscola and Audrey G. Richardson of Divernon; sister, Pauline Moses of Arthur; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and one son.
Mrs. Glenn (Mary E. Snyder) Gladville, 100, of Lovington died at 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Lovington Christian Church with visitation from 5 to 7 tonight (Wednesday) at McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Burial will be in the Keller Cemetery in Lovington.
Born June 30, 1902 in Campbellsburg, Ind., she was the daughter of John H. and Lillian Gould Snyder. She was a member of the Lovington Christian Church in Lovington, Loyal Hummers Sunday school class and Christian Women’s Fellowship. She married Glenn H. Gladville March 28, 1926 in Lovington, and he died Jan. 27, 1991.
Survivors include daughters, Betty Born Atteberry of Lovington and Glenda Gilbert of Nevada City, Cal.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
Donald W. Wright, 68, of Decatur died at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003 in his home.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the Boiling Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes.
Born Jan. 7, 1935 in Sullivan, he was the son of Leonard and Nina Bernice Baugher Wright. He most recently owned and operated Don’s Kleen Rite, and prior to that he owned and operated Wright’s Carpet Cleaning for many years. He married Wilma E. “Sally” Farrar June 27, 1956, and she died in 1995.
Survivors include sons, Donald M. Wright and David “Chris” Wright, both of Decatur and Alan M. Wright of Los Angeles, Cal.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded him in death.
Graveside services for Rose O. Carlyle, 94, of Bethany were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany in charge of arrangements.
She died at 12:50 a.m. Feb. 7, 2003 in Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.
Rose was born Oct. 30, 1908 in Bethany, the daughter of Bruce and Daisy Bloom Carlyle.
Surviving are her daughter, Helen Carlyle Creek and husband Albert of Bethany; brother, Frank Carlyle of Sullivan; grandchildren, Marsha Creek Strohl and husband Brian of Decatur and Jack Creek and wife Lori of Sullivan; great-grandchildren; Jacklyn, Cheyenne and sierra Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a sister-in-law.
Memorials to Eastview Terrace or Lincolnland Hospice are suggested.
Funeral services for Mrs. Alva (Bernice Abbott) Moran, 73, of Sullivan were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the French Cemetery in Allenville.
She died at 3:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 in the Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.
She was born July 30, 1929 in Allenville, the daughter of Jessie James and Eva E. Clayton Abbott. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Sullivan. She married Alva K. Moran Sept. 13, 1948, and he preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1998.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy I. Hall of Sullivan and Diana K. Davis of Allenville; grandchildren, Mike Probus, Amber Matheson, Danny Hall and Dana, Wes, Jerica Davis; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Moranda and Ayden Matheson and Phoenix Probus; brothers, Glen Abbott of Mattoon and Ted Abbott of Bethany; half brothers, Van Abbott of Mattoon, Doyle Abbott of Montrose, James Abbott of Arcola and Paul Abbott of Neoga; sisters, Beatrice Winchester of Allenville, Norma Sheets of Sullivan, Lois Abbott of Mattoon and Leta Davis of Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Memorials to Eastview Terrace in Sullivan are suggested.
A memorial service for Mrs. William (Christine Marie Rentsch) Behrens, 82, of Creve Coeur was held Sunday in the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. Inurnment was in the American Mausoleum in Peoria.
She died at 4:54 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003 in the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Feb. 12, 1920 in Worth Township, Woodword County, she was the daughter of John and Katie Sornburger Rentsch. She was a sales associate at Carson Pirie Scott in Peoria for ten years, retiring in 1978. She previously had been a cook in Creve Coeur School Dist. 76 for eight years. She was a member of the Bethel Memorial United Church in Creve Coeur, and the church’s Women’s Fellowship and M&M’s Club. She was active in the Miller Senior Citizens Center in Pekin. She married William B. Behrens April 29, 1939 in Wapella, Iowa, and he survives.
Other survivors include a son, Richard of Washington; daughters, Linda Ingrassi of Phoenix and Mrs. Ronald (Peggy) Taylor of East Peoria; brothers, Edward Rentsch of Peoria and Elmer Rentsch of East Peoria; sisters, Mary Fitzgerald of Peoria, Katherine Aldridge of Sullivan and Rosie Clark of East Peoria; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Three brothers preceded her in death.
Memorials to her church are suggested.
Services for Mrs. John (Lyda Robbins) Stewart, 92, of Prophetstown were held at 11 a.m. Friday in the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Burial was at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
The former Rock Falls resident died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 in the Prophets Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 25, 1911 in Versailles, she was the daughter of James and Eva Turner Robbins. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Rock Falls. She married John Sherman Stewart Oct. 31, 1931 in Mt. Sterling, and he died March 13, 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William (Vera L.) Jones of Louisville, Ky.; son, Richard L. Stewart of Dixon; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
One son, one daughter, five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
A memorial has been established in her memory.