Family graveside services for Alva Arlene Beery, 60, of Decatur were held Saturday in the Mackville Cemetery in Atwood. Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola in charge of arrangements.
She died at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 in her home.
Born May 13, 1942 in rural Macon County, she was the daughter of Alva Earl and Mary Ermina Jennings Atteberry O’Connell. She was a graduate of Cerro Gordo High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the Arion award. She attended Illinois State University and Richland Community College. She was a senior logistics engineer and logistics supervisor for Caterpillar Inc. prior to her illness, and she was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a son, David Alan Beery of Monticello; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Angela Marie) Springman of Lovington; sisters, Mrs. Mike (Alma Ann) Sponsler of Sonora, Cal., Mrs. Glen (Alice Analee) Craft of Roswell, N.M. and Ava Andrea Oehlschlager of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Alan David Atteberry of Champaign; and four grandchildren.
One daughter preceded her in death.
Memorials to Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church or St. John’s Hospice in Springfield are suggested.
Memorial services for Elmer M. Dunscomb, 87, of Mattoon were held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
The former Sullivan resident died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 in his home.
Born May 11, 1915 in Sullivan, he was the son of E.O. and Eva Brosam Dunscomb. He owned and operated the 123 Cleaners and Laundry in San Pedro, Cal., had been the laundry manager at the Illinois Masonic Home and was a member of the Sullivan First United Methodist Church, George A. Sentel Lodge #764, Crystal Chapter #39, Order of the Eastern Star, all in Sullivan, was a past exalted ruler of the BPO-Elks 966 in San Pedro, Cal. and was a member of the Sullivan Quarterback Club. He married Carmen Mason Oct. 11, 1940 in San Pedro, Cal., and she died April 13, 1991. He then married Betty Blaisdell Aug. 6, 1994, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, John Dunscomb of Lake Forest, Cal.; twin sister, Evelyn Lucier of Danbury, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
Memorials to the donor’s choice are suggested.
Services for Terry Allen Eskew, 55, of Idyllwild, Cal. were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Seitz Funeral Home in Moweaqua. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Moweaqua.
The former Moweaqua resident died at 10:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Brockton, Cal.
Born March 4, 1947 in Moweaqua, he was the son of Dwight and Betty Christie Eskew. He was a Marine veteran, having served in Vietnam, and was a truck driver for USF Reddaway Trucking in California. He married Diana Zeligson Dec. 31, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and she survives.
Other survivors include his father and stepmother, Dwight and Sue Eskew of Macon; sons, Jeff of Las Vegas, Nev. and David of Eau Claire, Wis.; stepson, Andrew Sullivan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; stepdaughter Jodi Sullivan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; half brother, Leonard Logan of Findlay; half sisters, Mrs. Roger (Sherri) Farris and Suzanne Prosser, all of Decatur; and one granddaughter.
Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans are suggested.
Services for Viola S. Gingerich, 63, of Mattoon were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Schilling Funeral Home in Mattoon. Burial was in Campground Cemetery southwest of Mattoon.
She died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Born Aug. 22, 1939 in Douglas County, she was a daughter of Samuel and Katie Ann Miller Petersheim Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Mattoon.
Survivors include sons, Richard L. Gingerich of Arthur, Myron E. Gingerich of Tuscola, Darryl E. Gingerich of Mattoon, Loyal L. Gingerich of Grand Lodge, Mich., Marion L. Gingerich of Arthur and Dennis L. Gingerich of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Ada D. Gingerich of Sullivan; brothers, Edgar Petersheim of Humboldt and Edward Petersheim and Sam Petersheim Jr., both of Arthur; sister, Mrs. Alvin (Anna Mae) King of Andover, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Feed The Children in care of Schilling Funeral Home.
Services for Mrs. Thomas (Esther Goddard Buxton) Harrison, 84, of Cantril, Iowa were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, Iowa. A graveside service was held at noon Tuesday in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
The former Sullivan resident died at 2:14 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 in the Van Buren County Hospital emergency room following a two vehicle accident.
Born Oct. 25, 1918 near Sullivan, she was the daughter of Clem and Myrtle Lawhorn Goddard. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Gilfillan Clinic in Bloomfield. She was a member of the Davis Street Christian Church and Christian Women’s Fellowship in Ottumwa, Iowa. She married Ora Buxton Feb. 14, 1935 in Decatur, and he died Feb. 21, 1963. They farmed in the Sullivan and Cantril area. She married Thomas W. Harrison in 1971, and he died Sept. 2, 2000.
Survivors include sons, Teddy Buxton of Lake Charles, La. and Richard Buxton of Cantril, Iowa; daughter, Linda Keltgen of New Braunfels, Texas; stepsons, David Harrison of Newton and Pat Harrison of Ottumwa; stepdaughter, Delores Treffer of Rockville, Neb.; brother, Clem Goddard Jr. of Galesburg; sisters, Helen England and Ina Buxton, both of Sullivan, Dorothy Wacaser of Taylorville and Betty Reedy of Golcanda; six grandchildren; five step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
One sister preceded her in death.
Memorials to the Davis Street Christian Women’s Fellowship or the Cantril Grass Roots organization are suggested.
Mrs. William (Olive M. Decker) McMahan, 79, of Sullivan died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
Born Sept. 1, 1923 in Montrose, she was the daughter of James and Margaret Walker Decker. She had worked at Switchcraft in Sullivan, was a member of the Jonathan Creek Christian Church, Sullivan American Legion Auxiliary and was a volunteer for the Thrift Shop, Eastview Terrace and Sullivan Health Care Center. She married William O. McMahan July 24, 1941 in Chicago, and he died Nov. 1, 1997.
Survivors include sons, James McMahan of Bethany and Richard McMahan of Lovington; daughters, Phyllis Meador of Findlay and Edna Bailey, Bernita Huckstep and Betty Moody, all of Sullivan; brothers, Eugene Decker, John Decker and Ralph Decker, all of Russell Springs, Ky., and Dale Decker of Toledo; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.
One son and two sisters preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimers Assn.
Margaret H. Morris, 80, of Mattoon died at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002 in the Mattoon Health Care Center.
Arrangements are incomplete in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.
Mrs. Vernon Sutton
Services for Mrs. Vernon (Sharon Lee Harrmann) Sutton, 63, of Lafayette, Ind. were held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette. Burial was in the Pretty Prairie Cemetery in Battle Ground, Ind.
She died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 in her home.
Born April 19, 1939 in Decatur, she was the daughter of Cecil O. and Kathrine Nichols Harrmann. She resided in Delphi, Ind. for 25 years before moving to Lafayette. She was a graduate of the American Floral Arts School and was the owner, operator of Sharon’s Flowers. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and was active with 4-H, the American Cancer Society, Rainbow Girls. the church youth group, Girl Scouts and Muscular Dystrophy. She married Vernon Floyd Sutton Nov. 2, 1958 in Sullivan, and he survives.
Other survivors include sons, Vernon L. “Sonny” Sutton and Ty O. Sutton, both of Delphi; daughter, Kimberle D. “Kim” Lear of Delphi; brother, Terry O. Harrmann of Des Moines, Iowa; sister, Mrs. Eddie (Darlene K.) LeCrone of Marengo; and five grandchildren.