Rev. James O. Mathenia
Rev. James O. Mathenia, age 80, of Pinckneyville, died on Monday, October 14, 2002 in the St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. at 3:55 p.m.
Rev. Mathenia was born on January 1, 1922 in Steele, Mo., the son of James I. and Melvina E. (Wright) Mathenia. He married Ruth A. Haggard on April 30, 1941 in Caruthersville, Mo. J.O. was a graduate of the former Southern Illinois College of Bible in Carbondale. He served as a minister in numerous churches throughout Illinois and was still currently preaching in area churches. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and a member of the Winkle Baptist Church. J.O. was a devoted husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Pinckneyville; three sons, James Mathenia and wife Toni of Freeport, Robert Mathenia of Pinckneyville and Paul Mathenia and wife Stephanie of Red Bud; three brothers, Leo Mathenia of Flint, Mich., Harold Mathenia of Steele, Mo. and Alvin Mathenia of Flint, Mich.; three sisters, Bernice Lewis of Wappapello, Mo., Earline Williams of Steele, Mo. and Mary Hockaday of Nashville, Ark.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Betty Hicks; two brothers, Fred Mathenia and L.H. Mathenia and a sister, Velta Vaughn.
Funeral services were held a the Winkle Baptist Church on Thursday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. Tim McIntyre and Bro. Karl Barnfield officiating. Interment was in the Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville.
Visitation was held at the Winkle Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 16 from 6 until 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until services.
Memorials may be made to the Winkle Baptist Church.
Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home of Pinckneyville was in charge of arrangements.
Ardis Linelle Morgan
Ardis Linelle Morgan, 50, of DuQuoin, passed away at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Ms. Morgan was a homemaker. She was born March 11, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of James and Ardis (Turner) Curd.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Curd of North Glenn, Colorado; son, Luke Murray of Carbondale; daughter, Jessica Morgan of Carbondale and a sister, Mindy Scloneker of Joplin, Mo.
Funeral services were Friday, October 18 at 1 p.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Max Voyles officiating.
Friends called at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of services Friday.
James 'Bus' Neal, 81, of DuQuoin, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at his home.
Mr. Neal was the previous owner and operator of the Neal Funeral Home. He was a member of First Baptist Church in DuQuoin, DuQuoin Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Ainad Shrine and was a charter member of both the Kiwanis and the Perry County Health Department.
He was born August 9, 1921 in Carbondale, the son of Dallas I. and Lillian M. (Kelley) Neal. He married Marjorie Ann Sapp on April 26, 1940 at Perryville, Mo. and she preceded him in death on May 26, 1986.
Surviving are one son, Bill Neal of DuQuoin; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Kay) Smith of DuQuoin and Ms. Janet Rheinecker of DuQuoin; one sister, Shirley Hemmer of DuQuoin; six grandchildren, Melanie Jenkins of Swansea, Clinton Smith of DuQuoin, Roger Neal of DuQuoin, Kimberly Neal of DuQuoin, Kathy McKenzie of DuQuoin and James Rheinecker of DuQuoin and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, Willard Neal, one sister, Lucy Redman and one grandson, Terry Neal.
Funeral services were Friday, October 11 at 11 a.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bob Dickerson and Rev. C.L. McKinnies officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park at DuQuoin.
Friends called at Neal-McClure Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. until time of service.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lowern C. Perryman
Lowern C. Perryman, 87, of Elkville, passed away at 11:30 P.M., Saturday, October 19, 2002 at his residence.
Lowern was a retired painter. He was of the protestant faith.
He was born December 6, 1914 at Pamona, IL the son of Austin and Mae (Hereford) Perryman.
He married Reba M. Correll on August 18, 1933 at Benton, KY, she passed away March 5, 1999.
He is survived by three daughters- Fay Barraclough of Elkville, Joan Cochran and husband Donald of Elkville, Sue Funk and husband Benny of Elkville, sister- Ruth Barnett of Elkville, tweleve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, five sisters, son-in-law- Lavell Wood and grandson- Robin Funk.
Funeral services were at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with Rev. Brent Fitzgerald officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Interment was in the Elkville Cemetery.
Friends may make memorials to the Rick Warren Memorial Library in Elkville.
Frieda M. Reaves
Frieda M. Reaves, 88, of Louisville, Ill., passed away at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002 at Clay County Hospital in Flora, Ill.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Flora. Frieda's interests were her family, quilting, flowers and gardening.
Mrs. Reaves was born September 10, 1914 in Licking, Mo. the daughter of George and Bertha M. (Fehrenbacher) Kessler. She married Nova E. Reaves on December 22, 1934 in Houston, Mo.
Surviving are her husband, Nova Reaves of Louisville; two sons, Bruce Reaves of Elkville and Brice Reaves and wife Barbara of Elkville; grandchildren, Brian Reaves of Festus, Mo., Michelle Reaves of Belleville and Douglas Reaves of Belleville; three sisters, Helen Stewart and husband Vernon of Canyon City, Colo., Lena Dawkins of Louisville and Mary Frank of Flora; three sisters-in-law, Peggy Kessler of Louisville, Iona Kessler of Effingham and Nadine Wallace and husband Bill of Flora and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were Monday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Flora with Msgr. Hyacinth Mazuchowski officiating. Interment was in St. Stephen's Cemetery at Flora.
Friends called from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank and Bright Funeral Home in Flora. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Mildred Lorene Rowland
Mildred Lorene Rowland, 85, of Christopher, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.
Mrs. Rowland had worked for the U of I Extension Service and as a pie baker at the Maid Rite. She was a member of Oak Grove Christian Church and attended First Christian Church in Christopher.
She was a charter member of Christopher Saddle Club, Franklin County Homemaker Extension Association and was a 4-H leader for many years.
She was born July 26, 1917 in Sesser, the daughter of Stanton Eugene and Gusta Boswell Cockrum. She married Dwight A. Rowland on December 11, 1938 in Jackson, Mo. and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Rowland graduated from Goode-Barren Township High School. She lived in Christopher for 63 years.
Surviving are her children, Jerry and Sharen Rowland of Christopher, Bob and Verna Rowland of Olathe, Kan., Rex and Lois Rowland of Christopher, Joe Rowland of Christopher, Shirley and Frank Dry of Springfield, Linda and Harley Foutch of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Jane and Wayne Lewis of Birmingham, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Eugene and Virginia Cockrum of Sesser and Donald Ray Cockrum of Winter Haven, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two great-grandchildren, Brooke Overturf and Jeremy Tomei.
Funeral services were Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Interment was in Mulkeytown Cemetery.
Friends called at the Gilbert Funeral Home after 5 p.m. on Saturday.