Funeral services for Dorothy M. Tohill, 87, of Bethany were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Marge Overlot officiating. Burial was in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
She died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003 in the Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, Cal.
Dorothy was born May 27, 1916 in Bethany, the daughter of James and Etta Jones Moore. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and had volunteered for St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur for many years. She married Robert “Bob” Tohill in 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1975. Dorothy and Bob had been the owners and directors of the Tohill Funeral Home in Bethany for more than 40 years.
Surviving are her son, Gene Tohill and his wife Jean of Decatur; daughter, Joan Morriss and her husband Terry of Long Beach, Cal.; special friend, Robert Swiney of Decatur; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, two brothers and a grandson.
Memorials to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer Society are suggested.
Funeral services for Mary Frances Denham, 81, of Windsor were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lovins-Lockart funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Windsor Cemetery.
She died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in her home.
Born April 15, 1922, in Moultrie County, she was a daughter of Lester and Mandie Crowe Deckard. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Windsor, Shelby County Home Extension and United States Trotters Assn. She married Franklin Eugene Denham March 22, 1941, in Decatur, and he died July 7, 2003.
Surviving are sons Ronald of Olney, Roger & Rodney, both of Strasburg and Randall of Windsor; daughter Mrs. Dale (Ruth) Barrett of Rosebush, Mich; brother Kermit Deckard of Sullivan; sister Mrs. Earl (Lee) Logan of Shelbyville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;.
She was preceded by one brother and one grandson.
Memorials to Dynamic Home Care in Charleston or Windsor Christian Church are suggested.
Mrs. Frank (Hattie B. Colclasure) Barrett, 92, of Sullivan died at 5:16 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation two hours prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Keller Cemetery in Lovington.
Born June 30, 1910 in Louisville, she was the daughter of Arthur and Goldie Sutton Colclasure. She had worked at Brown Shoe Co., was a licensed practical nurse at the Illinois Masonic Home and was a member of the Sullivan First Church of God. She married B. Frank Barrett July 15, 1928 in Marshall, and he died Sept. 2, 1972.
Survivors include her sons, Glenn and Carrell Barrett, both of Sullivan; daughter, Bettie Bishop of Panama City, Fla.; brothers, John Colclasure of Newton and Orville Colclasure of Clay City; sister, Minnie Ramsey of Sullivan; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
One son, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Memorials to the First Church of God are suggested.
Services for Jennifer Elizabeth Clapp, 27, of Cerro Gordo were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. A private family burial was held in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in Moweaqua.
She died at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital emergency room.
Born Sept. 24, 1974 in Decatur, she was the daughter of Ronald D. and Pamela K. Hickman Clapp.
Survivors include a son, Evan Clapp at home; parents of Lovington; brother, James Clapp of Macon; sister, Mrs. Chris (Terri Lyn) Sutton of Cerro Gordo; grandparents, James and Jeanne Hickman of Decatur; and great-grandfather, Wilson Chasteen of Decatur.
Memorials to her son are suggested.
Services for Mrs. Roscoe (Eunice L. Howard) Lane, 87, of Sullivan were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
She died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 in the Sullivan Health Care Center in Sullivan.
Born April 8, 1915 in Camargo, she was the daughter of William Riley and Della Pearl Nixon Howard. She married Roscoe William Lane in 1932, and he died March 22, 1981.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean L. Novelli of McDonald, Pa.; brother, Kenneth Howard of Windsor; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Four sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice.
Services for Katie A. Miller, 79, of Arthur were held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Harley Stutzman residence. Burial was in the Otto Cemetery in rural Arthur.
She died at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Born March 26, 1923 in Arthur, she was the daughter of Aaron A. and Magdalena Kaufman Miller. She was a quilter and a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.
Survivors include her brothers, Jeff Miller of Arthur and Henry Miller of Oakley; and sister, Susan Miller of Arthur.
Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Services for Mrs. Arthur (Velma Shipman) Rawlings, 94, of Sullivan were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Bethany.
She died at 12:23 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Born Feb. 8, 1908 in Bethany, she was the daughter of Godfrey and Anna Butts Shipman. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. She married Arthur A. Rawlings April 3, 1932 in Bethany, and he died June 14, 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Bennett of Shelbyville; sister, Lula Shipman of Sullivan; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Memorials to the American Diabetes Assn. are suggested.
Mrs. John Smith
Services for Mrs. John (Helen Faye Spencer) Smith, 77, of rural Stewardson were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor.
She died Friday evening, Aug. 30, 2002 in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.
Born Jan. 25, 1925 in Moultrie County, she was the daughter of Everett and Hazel Butler Spencer. She was a member of the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, was active in Home Extension, a 4-H leader for over 20 years, a founding member of the Lake Land Advisory Board, was a member of Ducks Unlimited and was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary. She married John A. Smith April 1, 1944 in her parent’s home in Moultrie County, and he survives.
Other survivors include sons, J. David of Windsor and Greg of Stewardson; daughters, Mrs. Rich (Joy) Shumard of Stewardson, Carol Smith of Arden, N.C. and Mrs. Michael (Cathy) Heath of Williamsfield; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
One son and one sister preceded her in death.
Memorials to the Smith Family Scholarship Fund in care of the Shelby County 4-H Foundation or to the Windsor Veterans Memorial Fund in care of the American Legion are suggested.