Patti L. Blockley
Patti L. (Hepp) Blockley, 44, of Chester, passed away at 5:36 a.m., Friday, November 8, 2002 at Wine Hill Road, Chester.
She was a heavy equipment operator. She was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318 and UMWA Consol Burning Star 4 for 15 years. She was a member of the United Community Church in Campbell Hill.
She was born August 19, 1958 in Pinckneyville the daughter of Philip D. and Mary L. (Rednour) Hepp.
She married James O. Blockley in 2000 in Pinckneyville.
She is survived by her husband of Chester; her mother, Mary L. Hepp of Cutler; one son, Jonathan Philip Hopkins of Chester; one brother, James A. Hepp of Cutler; one sister, Sandra L. Denault of Percy; and five nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Sunday, November 10, at the United Community Church in Campbell Hill with Pastor Kenny Owen officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 8 until 11:30 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Percy, thence to the church.
Interment was in the Cutler Cemetery in Cutler.
Friends may make memorials to the United Community Church in Campbell Hill.
Susan M. Boggeman
Susan M. (Taylor) Boggeman, 49, of Safety Harbor, FL, formerly of Du Quoin, passed away at 2:50 A.M., Friday, November 15, 2002 at her residence.
Susan was a salesperson for Griffin Electrical Sales. She was the first female presidentof the DuQuoin Chamber of Commerce.
She was born January 15, 1953 at Du Quoin, IL, the daughter of Merle and Audrey (Siefert) Taylor. She married Tom Boggeman on October 11, 1986 at the St. Johns United Church of Christ in Du Quoin and he survives.
In 1991, Susan moved from Du Quoin to Safety Harbor, FL.
She is survived by her husband of Safety Harbor, FL, children - Jason Heumann of St. Louis, MO, Robin Brenner and husband Paul of Indianapolis, IN, and John Boggeman and wife Sherry of Evansville, IN, one granddaughter - Regon Brenner, mother and stepfather - Audrey and Darol Webb of Du Quoin, and one brother - Bill Taylor and wife Tracy of Du Quoin.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A memorial service was held Monday, November 18, 2002 at 3:00 P.M. at the Global Family Fellowship at 2289 North Hercules, Clearwater, FL. Funeral services were at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, November 21, 2002 at the First Christian Church in Du Quoin with Rev. Lon McPherson and Rev. John Lewis officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M., Wednesday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Interment was in the Mueller Hill Cemetery at Pinckneyville, IL.
Friends may make memorials to Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
John E. Bowlin Sr.
John E. Bowlin Sr., 66, of Du Quoin, passed away at 4:25 P.M., Sunday, November 24, 2002 at his residence.
John was a retired Health Officer for the City of Du Quoin and had also worked at Turco Manufacturing for twenty-eight years. He was a volunteer fireman for the Du Quoin Fire Department for thirty-one years. He was of the Protestant faith.
He was born November 15, 1936, at Du Quoin, IL, the son of Amos and Lois (Hawk) Bowlin.
He married Julia R. Dennison on September 24, 1961 at Du Quoin, IL and she preceded him in death on November 3, 1989.
He is survived by his mother - Lois Bowlin of Du Quoin, two sons - John E. Bowlin Jr. of Channahon, IL and Kenneth Ray Bowlin of Du Quoin, two sisters - Carolyn Wheatley and husband Lester of Du Quoin and Marilyn Melvin and husband John of Du Quoin, three grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, wife, and one brother - Everett Bowlin.
Funeral services were at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with Bro. Kenneth Hawk officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M., Tuesday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Interment was in the Old Du Quoin Cemetery.
Friends may make memorials to the Du Quoin Fire Department.
Martha E. Champ
Martha E. Champ, 91, of Centralia, passed away Friday, November 1, 2002 at 12:15 p.m. in Centralia Manor.
Mrs. Champ was a homemaker and a member of the Central City United Methodist Church where she taught the Adult Women Sunday School Class. She loved to travel to visit her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born February 22, 1911 in Elkville, the daughter of Joseph and Elsie (Vaughn) Power. She married Glenn J. Champ on July 26, 1930 at Springfield.
Surviving are her husband, Glenn J. Champ of Centralia; sons, David Champ and wife Jane of DePere, Wis. and Steve Champ and Wife Patricia of Alpharetta, Ga.; one sister, Imogene Quigley of Brookfield; grandchildren, John Laughhunn and wife Shelly of Gurnee, Eric Laughhunn and wife Joanie of Woodlawn, Michael Champ of Springfield, Va., Joe Champ and wife Patty of Ft. Collins, Colo., Kelly Champ and wife Jill of DePere, Wis., Elizabeth Champ of Los Angeles, Calif., Sarah Champ of Portland, Ore. and Rebekah Champ of St. Louis, Mo. and great-grandchildren, Alexis Laughhunn, Catheryn Champ, John Champ, Brianna Champ, Trevor Champ, Madeline Champ, Paige Laughhunn, Nicholas Champ and Theadore Champ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Martha Sue Laughhunn; son-in-law, Fred Laughhunn; brothers, Ralph Power and Howard Power and a sister, Gertrude Adkins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 5 at 10 a.m. at Central City United Methodist Church in Central City with Rev. Phillip Poe officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park at Centralia.
Friends called from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Garnier & Sons Funeral Home in Centralia.
Memorials in her honor may be made to the Central City United Methodist Church.
Edna E. Eaton
Edna E. Eaton, 91, of DuQuoin, passed away Friday, November 1, 2002 at her home.
Mrs. Eaton had been a Dental Assistant. She was a member of Sunfield United Methodist Church.
She was born September 12, 1911 at Central City, the daughter of Edward and Maude (Zimmerman) Gore. She married Joseph Harold Eaton on October 17, 1929 in Booneville, Indiana and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1989.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Charles Helsley of DuQuoin; granddaughters, Cathy Chaney, Launa Harsy and Sherri Smith; grandson, Travis Helsley; sister, Laura Belle Goodwin of Fairview Heights; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were Monday, November 4 at 2 p.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Dunn officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park at DuQuoin.
Friends called at Neal-McClure Funeral Home in DuQuoin on Sunday, November 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday, November 4 from 7:30 a.m. until time of service.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Sunfield Methodist Building Fund.
Memorial services for Sam Erwin, 67, of Champaign, were at 3 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. The Rev. Mal Nygren officiated.
Private burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign.
Visitation was from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Renner-Wikoff Funeral Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road in Urbana.
Mr. Erwin died at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at home.
He was born June 3, 1935 in Desha, Ark., a son of William Shafer and Elizabeth Rosalie Pelley Erwin. He married Maryln Reutter on June 16, 1957 in DuQuoin. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Sam Erwin of Batavia; two daughters, Sandra Kay Erwin of Mobile, Ala. and Susan Elizabeth Siambancs of Batavia; six grandchildren and a brother, William Erwin of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Mr. Erwin graduated from the University of Illinois in 1957, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity. He served in the Navy as an officer on Chi Chi Jima, Bonin Islands, for three years. He then returned to the University of Illinois and graduated from the School of Law in 1963.
After spending four years in the Chicago area as an attorney for Amoco Oil Company and Carson Pirie Scott, he returned to Champaign and opened his own law practice, concentrating in estate planning, real estate and business matters, and as well known for his activity in the corporate field. His primary interest was in forming new business entities. He was one of the first attorneys in central Illinois to prepare private offerings for the purpose of raising equity funds for small businesses.
Mr. Erwin was also active in community affairs. He served six years on the Champaign City Council and was president of the Community Foundation of Champaign County. He was active in Republican politics and served as president of Young Republicans of Champaign County. He was active at First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a member of the board of trustees for two terms.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Champaign or The Salvation Army.