John Francis Traughber, 88, of 2130 Harrison in Quincy, IL and formerly of Sullivan and Decatur, died at 4:47 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 in the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.
He was born Nov. 13, 1913 in Decatur, the son of Frank and Della Belle Traughber. On Feb. 15, 1964, he married Evelyn Billbe Brown, and she survives.
He was in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1934 to 1938. He was employed for 33 years by Staley Manufacturing Co. in Decatur. He lived in Sullivan from 1984 to 1996. He was a member of the Illinois Nut Tree Assn., Kiwanis of Sullivan and the United Commercial Travelers Assn.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are step daughters, Donna Lynne Kennedy and Pamela Sue Brown, both of Quincy, and Anita Louise Schwartz and her husband Richard of Mt. Zion; grandchildren, Kevin and Matt Kennedy, both of Quincy, Brian Kennedy and his wife Rachael of Payson, Cara, Anna and Ethan Schwartz, all of Mt. Zion; and great-grandchild, Madison Kennedy of Payson.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Graceland Cemetery in Decatur with Dr. David Leslie officiating. There will be no visitation, but friends are invited to the services. The Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors of Quincy are in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the charity of the donorís choice.
Graveside services for Terry Lee Harvey, 49, of Rolling Meadows were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Barnett Cemetery in Decatur with the Olson/Burke-Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Chicago in charge of arrangements.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002.
Born July 7, 1953 in Decatur, he was the son of Clarence W. and Gena Harvey and the late Margaret Walker. He graduated from Lakeview High School in Decatur in 1971 and was the owner and operator of AIM Pest Control in Rolling Meadows.
Survivors include brothers, Carl Harvey and Billy Harvey, both of Decatur; sisters, Mrs. Mark (Ginnie) Reynolds and Mrs. Robert (Tammy) Beck, both of Decatur, Patricia Perry of Yellville, Ark., Mrs. Craig (Jo Anna) Fletcher of Oakley, Mrs. Dale (Tracy) Lofland of Indianapolis, Ind. and Mrs. Todd (Donna) Reed of Lovington.
One sister preceded him in death.
Services for Mrs. Oral (Helen Dolores Landers) Hawyer, 92, of Gays were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in the Branchside Cemetery in Gays.
She died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 in Shelbyville Manor.
Born Nov. 23, 1909 in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Ettie Adams Landers. She was a member of the Gays Christian Church. She married Oral Hawyer in 1931, and he died in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Eldon Hawyer of Lexington, Tenn.; daughter, Nelda Hostetter of Windsor; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, nine sisters and one grandchild preceded her in death.
Memorials to the Gays Christian Church are suggested.
Clarence E. Owens, 81, of Oreana died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 in his home.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park in Harristown.
Born Feb. 2, 1921 in Warrensburg, he was the son of Charles E. and Mertle Williams Owens. He was raised by his mother and stepfather Charles Doyle. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the American Legion and was past president of the Wilders Camping Club. He retired in 1983 from Staley Express after 23 1/2 years of service. He later worked for Nabor Grain of Shelbyville and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 279. He had two previous marriages before marrying Joyce L. Skelton Engle-McGehee Jan. 14, 1956 in Gillespie, and she survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Fessler, Mrs. George (Tami) Wilderman and Mrs. Rick (Cheri) Jones, all of Decatur, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Yeakley of Hammond and Mrs. Robert (Paula) Foran of Bethany; son, Timothy McGehee of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Mary Cameron of Windsor, Mrs. Gene (Linda) Snyder, Mrs. Jerry (Marg) Buckley and Norma Jean Doyle, all of Decatur; brother, Donald Doyle of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials to the DMH Home Health & Hospice Services or the American Lung Assn. are suggested.
Services for Joyce Voltenburg, 59, of Sullivan were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Smyser Christian Church in rural Gays. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery with the Shrader Funeral Home in Arcola in charge of arrangements.
She died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 in Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.
Born June 19, 1943 in Arcola, she was a daughter of Wesley R. and Gertrude Armour Shaw. She graduated from Arcola High School and was a homemaker and member of the Smyser Christian Church. She married James E. Voltenburg March 7, 1965 in Bourbon, and he survives.
Other survivors include a son, Ed Voltenburg of Sullivan; brothers, Max Shaw of Arcola and Dean Shaw of Neoga; one grandson; three step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
Memorials to the Lincolnland Hospice are suggested.
Services for Frank L. Armer, 43, of Paragould, Ark. were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites was in the Moultrie County Memorial Park in rural Bethany.
The former Sullivan resident died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2002 in the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.
Born June 22, 1959 in Decatur, he was the son of Benton C. and Linda S. Hughes Armer. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bethany and an Air Force veteran. He married Mary Kirk Sept. 7, 1985 in Blytheville, Ark., and she survives.
Other survivors include his stepson, Scott A. Fritz of Temple, Texas; parents of Sullivan; maternal grandmother, Violet Lee of Sullivan; brother, Rick Armer of Sullivan; sister, Mrs. Keith (Rhonda) Newberry of Sullivan; and two step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
Memorials to the donorís choice are suggested.
Mrs. John Beatt
Services for Mrs. John (Judith Kay Leasher) Beatt, 60, of Decatur were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial was at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Boiling Springs Cemetery.
She died Friday Nov. 22, 2002.
Born July 15, 1942 in Effingham, she was the daughter of Pearl and Matty Willmeth Leasher. She married John Beatt June 14, 1958 in Union City, Tenn., and he survives.
Other survivors include sons, John A. Beatt of Decatur and Brian Beatt of Jacksonville; daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Sherry) Mullins of Sullivan and Mrs. Robert (Cindy) McClure of Dalton City; brothers, Carl Leasher of Windsor and Donny Leasher of Mason; sisters, Mrs. Bill (Jo Ann) Sowers of Mason and Mrs. Richard (Janie) Barnes of Covington, Tenn.; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society are suggested.
Mrs. Guy Dyer
Graveside services for Mrs. Guy (Elsiebell Tucker) Dyer, 82, of Bethany were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek with the Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
She died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 in her home.
Born April 3, 1920 in Mt. Zion, she was the daughter of Phineas O. and Zella Maiden Tucker. She was a farmerís wife and homemaker and was a member of the National DAV Auxiliary. She married Guy Dyer Dec. 26, 1944 in Decatur, and he survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Linda Dyer of St. Louis, Mo., Cheryl Bridges of Bethany and Mrs. Jay (Diana) Schilawski of Decatur; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Four siblings preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to the Bethany Ambulance Service or to St. Johnís Hospice.