Services for Hugh Lee “Joe” Trower, 78, of Arthur were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Vine Street Christian Church in Arthur with the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery with military rites by the Arthur VFW and American Legion Post.
He died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002 in the Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
Born March 9, 1924 in Harrodsburg, Ky., he was the son of Joseph and Ella Pulliam Trower. He owned and operated the Western Auto Supply Store in Arthur which later became Trower’s True Value. He graduated from Arthur High School in 1943 and was a veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS San Juan in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Arthur VFW, American Legion Post, Arthur Masonic Lodge 825 and the Vine Street Christian Church. He married Irene Sentel July 6, 1947 in Moultrie County, and she survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Mrs. Howard (Linda) Keiss of Mt. Prospect and Rhonda Trower of Springfield; brothers, Lawrence Trower of Arthur and Richard Trower of Catlin; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Suzanne) Wagner of Mahomet and Ella Wahl of Dowers Grove; and two grandchildren.
Two brothers and one sisters preceded him in death.
Memorials to the Vine Street Christian Church or the Arthur Public Library are suggested.
L. Rose Beals, 83, of Sullivan died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 in her home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002 in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Arthur with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
Rose was born Oct. 9, 1919 in Coles County, the daughter of Harve E. and Zelma Huff Whitely. She worked at the Illinois Masonic Home, Brown Shoe Co., Progress Industries and retired from Delbert’s Clothing. She was a Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Arthur Chapter #427 and was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church. She served as Election Judge and Tax Assessor for Jonathan Creek Township for many years. She married Clifford D. Beals Oct. 20, 1940 in Burlington, Iowa.
She was well-known for her cooking and candy making abilities. Rose was a loving wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma.
Surviving are her husband, Clifford D. Beals of Sullivan; son, H. Raymond Beals and wife Linda of Mt. Zion; daughter, Dixie Hale and husband Gary of Lovington; grandson, D. Chad Hale of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; granddaughters, Leanne Roberts and husband Stan of Waterloo and Stephanie Nebergall and husband Scott of Arthur; great-granddaughters, Alicia Rose Beals of Waterloo and Harper M. Nebergall of Arthur; brother, Don Whitely and wife Lois of Bethany; sisters, Dorothy Morgan and Martha Kuhn, both of Casey, and Nancy Conrad of Florida; sister-in-law, Ruth Beals of Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.
Memorials to the Vine Street Christian Church or to the Lincoln Land Hospice and Visiting Nurses are suggested.
Graveside services for Lucille Chaney, 93, of Sullivan were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan in charge of arrangements.
She died at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002 in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
She was born April 4, 1909 in Moultrie County, the daughter of James Andrew and Florence Donaker Chaney. She married Harold F. Lindley Feb. 6, 1929, and he preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1979.
She is survived by her daughter, Imogene L. Sanders and husband Frank of Sullivan and Elaine Bernius of Tuscola; grandchildren, Jan Merrill and husband Orville, Russ Sanders, Wes Sanders and wife Debbie, Jeri Booker, Mike Bernius and wife Dee and Judi Grose; several nieces and nephews; 19 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bob Bernius, and a great-great-granddaughter.
Memorials to the Sullivan Ambulance Dept. are suggested.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sullivan Health Care and the in-home care givers, Bobby, Dorothy and Norma.
Funeral services for Mrs. "Woody" (Mildred V. Jackson Tinnea) Johnson, 87, of Bethany were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
She died at 12:25 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Mildred was born Dec. 9, 1914 in Moweaqua, the daughter of James and Tobiatha Waddell Jackson. She was a homemaker, a member of the Bethany First United Methodist Church, Moultrie County Republican Women, Rebekah Lodge, Royal Neighbors and Bethany R.S.V.P. She married Aubrey Tinnea Jan. 16, 1932 in Moultrie County, and he preceded her in death in 1976. She then married Marion "Woody" Johnson Feb. 10, 1979 in Bethany, and he preceded her in death in 1990.
Surviving are her son, Gene Tinnea and his wife Shirley of Mattoon; daughter, Beverly DeVore and her husband Doc of Sullivan; special niece, Irene Patrick of Mattoon; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and eight step great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son Bobby, five brothers, three sisters and two special nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Bethany First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Fred (Emmadean Sturgis) Clary, 83, of Leonardtown, Md. died Sept. 22, 2002 in St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown.
There will be no services for the former Sullivan resident. At her request, her body was donated to medical science with arrangements by the Maryland State Anatomy Board in Annapolis, Md.
Born Dec. 12, 1918 she was the daughter of Homer and Vivian Williams Sturgis. She married Fred Clary, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Sandra Kay) Bean of Clements, Md.; brother, Tobe Sturgis of Lakewood, Cal.; and three grandchildren.
One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Services for Kenneth R. Howard, 74, of Windsor were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in the Windsor Cemetery.
He died at 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 in his home.
Born Feb. 13, 1928 in Piatt County, he was the son of William Riley and Della Pearl Nixon Howard. He retired in 1993 from Blaw Knox Construction Equipment after 37 years as a machinist and senior inspector, and he was a member of UAW Local 916 in Mattoon for over 20 years. He married Pauline Willis June 13, 1948 in Mattoon, and she survives.
Other survivors include sons, Kent Howard of Urbana and Paul Howard of Mattoon, and two grandchildren.
Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice.
Sarah June Robinson, 66, of Normal died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2002 in BroMenn Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington with visitation one hour before the funeral. Cremation rites will be accorded, and inurnment will be at a later date in Keller Cemetery in Lovington with the Kibler-Smith Funeral Home in Bloomington in charge of arrangements.
Born June 28, 1936 in Lovington, she was the daughter of Charles and Gail Hinkle Everett. She attended the Wesley United Methodist Church had been employed as a home health care worker and was a volunteer for the BroMenn thrift shop for several years. She married Wally Dueterman. She later married Blaine Robinson.
Survivors include her former husband, Blaine Robinson of Effingham; stepdaughters, Mrs. Brad (Rita) Cox of Charleston and Mrs. Scott (Jill) Beals of Effingham; stepsons, Monte Robinson of Effingham, James Robinson of California and Rick Robinson of Arthur; sisters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Groves of Normal and Mrs. Richard (Jean) Shell of Canton; and seven step grandchildren.
Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services for Lloyd E. Campbell, 77, of Sullivan were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with the Rev. Dr. David Leslie officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post #68.
He died at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Lloyd was born June 19, 1925 in Sullivan, the son of Earl and Orpha A. Jenne Campbell. He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, had been auditor, trustee and supervisor for Jonathan Creek Township for 20 years. Lloyd received the Aylco Master Farmer Award in 1963, and he also spread the first load of liquid nitrogen in Moultrie County. He married Lenora E. Fleming, and she survives.
Also surviving are his son Leon Campbell and his wife Elizabeth and his granddaughter, Linnae Elaina Campbell, all of Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Cecil Campbell.