Mrs. Wilbur (Ruth S. Sherman) Haegen, 93, of Sullivan passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 in her home surrounded by family and friends.
Visitation for the former Bonita, Cal. and La Mesa, Cal. resident will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan followed by a prayer service at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 in the St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
Ruth was born July 17, 1909 in Lincoln, Neb. to John and Mary Geiser Sherman. She graduated from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Nursing Program and did post graduate training at the Teacher’s College of Nursing in Greeley, Col. She taught nursing at Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne, Wy. She married J. Wilbur Haegen July 14, 1941 in Lincoln, Neb., and he preceded her in death July 25, 1977.
Ruth was a former member of the Board of Directors for the First National Bank of Sullivan and Windsor State Bank. She was a member of the Sweetwater Woman’s Club in Bonita, Cal., St. Martin’s Woman’s Club of La Mesa, Cal., the Green Thumbs Garden Club of Sullivan and St. Elizabeth’s Council of Catholic Women.
Surviving are sons, John W. Haegen Jr. and wife Charlotte of L Mesa, Cal. and Jan Haegen and wife Cindy of Sullivan; sister, Dorothy Dean of Sullivan; grandchildren, John W. Haegen Iii and wife Dorene of El Cajon, Cal., Dr. Timothy Haegen of San Diego, Cal., Christy Hanks and husband Jason of El Cajon, Cal. Josh Haegen of San Diego, Cal. and Jake Haegen of Mattoon; and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband, son Jim of Sullivan and her parents preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to the Caregivers Advisory Service "Lending Closet" in C/0 Mid-Illinois Senior Services, 114 E. Jefferson, Sullivan, IL 61951.
Funeral services for Mrs. Harlen (Sue E. Dennis) Long, 92, of Lovington were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McMullin-Funeral Home in Lovington. Burial was in the Keller Cemetery in Lovington.
She died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 4, 1910 in Moultrie County, the daughter of Charles W. and Mae Simpson Dennis. She was a retired nurses aid of the Manteno State Hospital and a member of the Lovington Christian Church in Lovington. She married Harlen L. Long Oct. 22, 1942 in Walterboro, S.C., and he preceded her in death May 20, 1980.
She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth Garmon of Lovington; great-nephews, Dennis Coslow of Lovington and Dean Coslow of Germany; great-great-nephews, Quade Coslow and Alexander Coslow.
She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Memorials to the donor’s choice are suggested.
‘Fred’ Marshall Jr.
Dale Frederick "Fred" Marshall Jr., in God’s Hands, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Marrowbone Cemetery in Bethany with visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Rd. at Holloway, Ballwin, Mo. Interment will be in the Marrowbone Cemetery in Bethany.
He was the beloved husband of Bonnie L. Marshall (nee Peterson), dear dad of Brett F. (Kelli J.) Marshall, Bart T. (Colleen E.) Marshall, Brandi L. (Paul) Buzzetta and the late Brigg R. Marshall, loving grandpa of Brady F. and Kasidy A. Marshall and Madeline E. Marshall, beloved son of Louise M. and the late Dale F. Marshall Sr., dear brother of Nina L. Mueller and Tom G. Marshall. He was our brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend and also known as "Mr. Vacuum of St. Louis" and beloved pal of Winston, Zeek and Bogey.
Mr. Marshall was president of All-Type Vacuum & Janitorial Supply since 1988 and a partner of Oreck Vacuum Centers of St. Louis.
If desired, contributions may be made to Arch Research & Education, Inc., Attn. Tracy Broy, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., Ste. 120, St. Louis, MO 63141, (314) 628-1200.
Donald J. "Jack" Messmore, 81, of Sullivan died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Private family services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Sullivan with visitation from 6 to 8 tonight (Wednesday) in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan.
He was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Whitley Township, the son of Frank and Lucy Waggoner Messmore. He was a farmer. He married Velma Stone June 19, 1947 in Hopkinsville, Ky.
He is survived by his wife, Velma of Sullivan; son, Doug Messmore and wife Carla of Sullivan; daughters, Lucinda Horton of Sullivan and Jackie Messmore Moore of Versailles, Mo.; brothers, Ralph Messmore and wife Bea of Puxico, Mo. and John Messmore and wife Dora of Sibley; sisters, Joy Carlisle of Charleston, Bonnie Bell of Greenview, Peg Scott and husband Bob of Mattoon and Geraldine Standerfer and husband Jack of Arkansas; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
He will be sadly missed by his friends at the elevator in Sullivan.
Memorials are suggested to the Titus Memorial Presbyterian Home in Sullivan or to Camp New Hope in Neoga.
Mrs. David Simpson
Funeral services for Mrs. David (Mary Lou Donaker) Simpson, 71, of Altamont were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Burial was in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.
The former Lovington resident died at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
She was born Nov. 4, 1930 in Moultrie County, a daughter of John H. and Essie M. Howe Donaker. She married David R. Simpson Dec. 16, 1951 in Sullivan.
She is survived by her husband David of Altamont; sons, Jeffrey Simpson and wife Terri of Altamont, Patrick Simpson and wife Susan of Willow Hill and Roger Simpson of Lovington; sister, Doris Grady and husband Harry of Lovington; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.
Memorials to the Altamont Public Library are suggested.
Mrs. Denton Arterburn
Services for Mrs. Denton (Rose Marie Fowler) Arterburn, 67, of Sullivan were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the Findlay Cemetery.
She died at 3:58 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Born Feb. 23, 1935 in Springfield, she was the daughter of Roy and Rose Hamm Fowler. She had worked at Brown Shoe Co. and Switchcraft in Sullivan and attended the Christian Fellowship Church of God. She married William J. Hutton Feb. 27, 1954 in Shelbyville. She then married Denton F. Arterburn Aug. 14, 1984 in Jacksonville, and he survives.
Other survivors include a son, Roger Hutton of Decatur; daughter, Peggy Arthur-Swinford of Windsor; brother, Robert E. Fowler of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; twin sister, Marian Louise Decker of Louisville, Ky.; stepbrother, R.S. Connelly of Shelbyville; stepsister, Wilma Reynolds of Shelbyville; and one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, adoptive parents, stepmother, brother and one granddaughter.
Memorials to the family are suggested.
Services for Mary Faye Goodrich, 50, of Shelbyville were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville.
She died at 6:33 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Born March 9, 1952 in Shelbyville, she was a daughter of Donald Joseph and Pearl Helen Whitehead Donaldson.
Survivors include daughters, Mary Leona Binnion and Nancy Ann Goodrich, both of Shelbyville; her mother of Shelbyville; brothers, Joe, Elvin and David Donaldson, all of Shelbyville; sisters, June Donaldson of Shelbyville and Ann Conlin of Sullivan; and one grandchild.
Her father and one brother preceded her in death.
Memorials to the family are suggested.
Services for Thomas Hollingsworth II, 64, of rural Sigel were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home in Neoga. Burial was in the St. Michael Cemetery in Sigel with military rites by VFW Post 4325 of Mattoon.
The former Bethany and Bureau resident died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 in his home.
Born Jan. 23, 1938 in Louisiana, Mo., he was a son of Thomas Franklin and Floy Parker Hollingsworth I. He retired from Staley’s Corp. after 28 years and was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Dalton City Christian Church.
Survivors include sons, Thomas Franklin Hollingsworth III of Bureau and James Daniel Hollingsworth of Ladd; daughters, Mrs. David (Teresa) Biggs, Kimberli A. Hollingsworth and Kerri L. Hollingsworth, all of Sullivan, and Rhonda B. Hollingsworth of Mattoon; brother, Lloyd Hollingsworth of Detroit, Mich.; sister, Neitte Barth of Princeton; and nine grandchildren.