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West Central Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection

West Central Illinois Obituary Collection - 20

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Date: Monday, 18 July 2011, at 2:12 p.m.

Codemo, Irene R.

Services for Irene R. Codemo, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held Tuesday morning in Bass Funeral Home there. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Francis Hospice of Peoria or the Forest City Community Church. Mrs. Codemo died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999, in her home in Topeka. She was 88 years old on June 8. She was retired from the Hillsboro Glass Factory. She was very active as a member of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro. She was also a member of the Grandmother's Club and the VFW Auxiliary. She was born in Edwardsville, a daughter of Walter and Anna Evanik Dees. She married Mario "Schutts" Codemo on November 9, 1927, in Witt. He died December 2, 1987. Surviving are a son, Jim Codemo and wife Faye Ann of Godfrey; daughter, Diane Henry and husband Roy of Topeka; brothers, Roy Dees of Litchfield, Arthur Dees of Daytona, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Walter Codemo in 1979 and two brothers. Services for Irene R. Codemo, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Baughman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Codemo, 88, died Thursday, October 21, in her home in Topeka. Her obituary was in Friday's paper.

Cohan, David J.

David J. Cohan, brother of James Cohan of Nokomis, died May 23, 1998, in Pana Hospital. He was 56 years old on January 26. He worked in the railroad switchyard and in construction in the Pana area. Son of Edward and Edna May Powers Cohan, he was born in Pana and spent most of his life there. Surviving besides the brother are four sons, two daughters, three other brothers and four sisters, none from the local area. Services were held in Pana with burial in Linwood Cemetery.

Colclashure, Rhedora J.

Rhedora Jessie Grieme Colclashure, formerly of Fillmore, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in Taylorville at the home of her son. She was 84 years old on December 27. She was a seamstress and member of the International Garment Workers Union for 24 years. She was born in Fillmore, a daughter of Samuel L. and Elizabeth Spears Wayne. She married Paul L. Grieme on July 24, 1934 in Buckhart; he died in 1981. She married Lewis J. Colclasure on January 11, 1988 in Dallas, Oregon; he died in 1998. Surviving are a son, Lee Grieme and wife Rhonda of Taylorville; sister, Victoria Pugh of Irving; brother, Samuel Wayne of Fillmore; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today in Allen-Sutton Funeral Home, Fillmore. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Buckhart.

Cole, Beryl

Beryl Cole, brother of Gladys Merkle and Doris Probst of Nokomis, died Friday, August 7, 1998, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A resident of Paxton, he was 77 years old on March 12. He was employed in the chemistry department at the University of Illinois when he retired in 1985. An Air Force veteran, he retired as a Sm/Sgt. in 1964. He was born in Bingham, a son of Homer and Dora F. Matthews Cole. He married Eleanor L. Fairley on March 18, 1951, in Ramsey. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Steven Cole of Champaign, Stanley Cole of Rantoul; another sister, Elaine Grigg of Charleston; and three grandchildren. Two sisters, three brothers and one grandson preceded him in death. Services were held in Paxton with burial in Glen Cemetery there.

Cole, Lawrence

Services for Lawrence Cole, of Hillsboro, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in J.J. Moran and Sons Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Moweaqua. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Cole died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, May 23, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 85 years old on February 22. He was employed by the Decatur Park District before he retired. He earlier worked as a truck driver for Atlas Waste Paper Company. He was born in Ramsey, a son of Jesse and Sara Rhodes Cole. He married Gertrude Lucille Nicols on March 23, 1935. She died March 12, 1982. Surviving are sons, Lawrence Cole and wife Rose of Hendersonville, Tenn., Jesse Cole and wife Jackie of Coalton, Richard Cole and wife Dawn of Hillsboro; daughters, Mildred Roady and husband Darrell of Fort Worth, Texas, Mary Hartline and husband Vernon of Witt, Rose Yount and husband Glenn of Decatur, Frances Mayberry and husband Jim of Mt. Zion; brothers, Lyle Cole of Hillsboro, Sonny Cole of Decatur; sisters, Bertha Pinkston of Florida, June Lehman of Hillsboro, Ella Pratt, Geneva Roady and Dorothy Fogelman of Decatur; 26 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchidlren. Preceding him in death were a sister, three brothers, two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Coleman, Dorothy

Funeral Mass for Dorothy Coleman, of Panama, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Carl Schmdit. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Panama. Prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Coleman died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center. She was 92 years old on August 1. She spent most of her life in Panama and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Panama Senior Citizens, life member of Panama VFW Auxiliary and member of Hillsboro Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Virden, a daughter of James and Margaret Fischer Bliss. She married Raymond L. Coleman on January 31, 1926, in Coffeen. He died May 6, 1986. Surviving is a son, Robert D. Coleman and wife Darla of Panama; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Alvera Coleman.

Coleman, Mary

Services for Mary Coleman, who has step children in this area, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen street, Springfield. The Rev. Marvin Flowers will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the National Diabetes Association. Mrs. Coleman, of Springfield, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999, in St. John's Hospice. She was 61 years old on September 19. She was born in Winchester, a daughter of Elmer "Bud" and Faye Taylor Cumby. She was married three times. First, on April 20, 1957, she married James Robert Daringer, Sr.; he died in 1981. She married Arthur A. Martin in 1983; he died in 1987. Later, she married Charles Coleman; he survives. Surviving also are sons, James Robert Daringer Jr. of Towanda, Ralph Edward Daringer of Latham; daughters, Jo Ann Brown of Washington, Ill., Patricia Lee Root of Mason City, Donna Jo Giles of Detroit, Mich., Debbie Sue Daringer of Lincoln; step son, Arthur A. Martin Jr. of Litchfield; step daughters, Christine Lane of Litchfield, Ruth Ann Martin of Kentucky; mother, Faye Gilker of Springfield; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Collins, Adeline R.

Services for Adeline R. Collins, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bisch and Son Fuenral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Collins, a resident of Heritage Manor of Gillespie, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 90 years old on March 7. She was born in Central City, Colo., a daughter of Elia and Carolina Grazidia Marinelli. Her first husband, Ferdinand Moscardelli, preceded her in death. In 1941, she married Frank W. Collins in Springfield; he died in 1987. A son, Jimmie F. Moscardelli, also preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are a brother, James Marinelli of Spingfield; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a great great grandson.

Collins, Deloras H.

Deloras Holthaus Collins, sister of Norbert Holthaus of Nokomis, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, in Foley, Minn. She was 78 years old on February 21. She was born in Oconee, a daughter of B.C. and Margaret Holthaus. Her husband, Walter Collins, preceded her in death. Surviving are six children along with six sisters and three brothers.

Combs, Sr., Danny R.

Memorial service for Danny R. Combs, Sr., was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. The Rev. Herb Goeltzer officiated. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Combs died February 1, 1999, in his home at Arnold, Mo. He ws 58 years old on August 6. He was an electrician, and a member of the Missouri Air National Guard. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Elvin F. and Hazel L. "Jennie" Webb Combs. His first marriage, to Patricia Wagner of St. Louis, ended in 1966. His second marriage, to Amelia Scott of St. Louis, ended in 1987. Surviving are children, Deanna Krampfert, Jeanne Maliwat and Danny R. Combs Jr., all of St. Louis; a sister, Debbie Prehn of Taylorville; and two grandchildren. Others surviving include an aunt Margaret McLean-Grubb.

Compton, Roy P.

Roy P. Compton, formerly of Witt, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in his home at Sunnyland. He was 81 years old on November 17, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a machinist with Caterpillar, Inc., for 32 years before he retired in 1974. He rebuilt American-made cars for 10 years and then turned to rebuilding Volkswagen cars. He was born in Witt, a son of Lester and Mercy Hadley Compton. He married Annie Holler on December 3, 1938; she died February 17, 1996, in Peoria. Surviving are a son, James Compton and wife Sharon of Sunnyland; brothers, Bradley Compton of Creve Coeur, Robert Compton of East Peoria, Lawrence "Bus" Compton of Nokomis; sisters, Ellen Snyder and husband Don of Irving and Jenny Hill and husband Edmund of Nokomis. Preceding him in death were a son, Joseph L. Compton on October 15, 1997, two brothers and a sister. Services will be held Friday morning in Remment Funeral Home, East Peoria. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Morton.

Compton, Vera Olive

Services for Vera Olive Compton, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sorento United Methodist Church. Mrs. Compton died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Litchfield. She was 79 years old on April 30. She lived all of her life in Sorento until she moved to Worden last year. She was a member of the Sorento Methodist Church. She was born in Walshville, a daughter of Dallas and Olive Long Fardell. Surviving are a son, Joel "Gene" Compton of Worden and daughters, Valenda Colvin of Yuma, Ariz., Sue Spencer of Edwardsville, Fern Flitz and Cathy Elam, both of Hillsboro, Debra Howells of Tallehassee, Fla., Vina Beaver of Springfield, Myrna Moore of Walshville, and Lois Compton of Troy. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas Fardell Jr. and a sister, Vera, in infancy.

Compton, William

William "Richard" Compton, formerly of Montgomery County, died Friday, May 29, 1999, in Brimfield, Ohio. He was 82 years old on April 26. He was born in Grisham Township near Donnellson, a son of Arthur and Ruby Eccles Compton, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1936. He entered the Army during World War II and served in the 32nd Infantry Company B, 334d Division in Guadalcanal and Boaganville. He married Eve Birow in 1949; she survives. Surviving also are sons, Danny Compton of Akron, Ohio, Larry Compton of Brimfield; daughter, Tawny Widen of Ocala, Fla.; brother, Jesse Compton of Donnellson; sisters, Marjorie Esposito and Dorothy Romans of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. A brother, Vane, died in March this year.

Connell, James L.

Services for James Lawrence Connell, father of Paige C. Clark of Raymond, will be held at a later date with Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, in charge of arrangements. Mr. Connell, of Springfield, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Doctors Hospital. He was 75 years old on August 14, and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was also a prisoner of war. He was a medical claims administrator and owner of James L. Connell and Associates. He was born in Scranton, Pa., a son of Carleton A. and Lydia T. Taggart Connell. Surviving besides his daughter in Raymond are two other daughters, Pamaela C. Moore and Elizabeth C. Williams, both of St. Joseph; sons, Richard C. Connell of St. Joseph, Kenneth W. Connell of Springfield; brother, Carleton A. Connell Jr. of Scranton, Pa.; sister, Ann M. Davis of Rockey Point, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.

Contratto, Shirley

Funeral arrangements for Shirley Contratto, of Benld, are pending at Kravanya Funeral Home there. Mrs. Contratto, 74 years old on August 28, died at 1:36 a.m. today, Friday, November 5, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Services for Shirley Contratto, of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church or the Southern Illinois Dialysis Center. Mrs. Contratto died at 1:36 a.m. Friday, November 5, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. She was 74 years old on August 28. She previously owned a business and was a member of VFW Post 4547 Auxiliary in Gillespie. She was born in Hillview, a daughter of Harry and Velma Sullivan Murphy. Her husband, John Contratto died in April 1972. Surviving are sons, John Contratto of Benld, Robert Contratto of Gillespie, William Contratto of Niceville, Fla.; daughter, Barbara Ng of Honolulu, Hawaii; sisters, Eva Miller, Betty Kozak and Doris; 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Harry Murphy Jr. and Dick Murphy. *** NOTE: Ng is correct ***

Cook, Bernice J.

Bernice Josephine Cook, formerly of Raymond, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, in Christian Northeast Hospital, St. Louis. A resident of St. Louis, she was 93 years old on January 21. She was a teacher before she retired. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of Walter and Mary McAfee Molohon. Her husband, Edward H. Cook, died in 1969. Surviving are sons, Robbie Cook of Colorado Springs, Colo., Walter Cook of St. Louis; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A son, Jim, and a daughter in infancy preceded her in death. Services were held Saturday in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond.

Cook, Burl Landers

Burl Landers Cook, brother of Buelah Nichols, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in his home in Assumption. He was 70 years old on February 17. He was a truck driver and later a glazier for Slack Glass in Pana. He was born in Ramsey, a son of Earnest B. and Maude Landers Cook. He married Betty Courtney on July 20, 1963, in Monmouth. She survives. Surviving also are his mother, Maude Cook of Pana; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a brother, Lowell Cook and a sister, Wilma Clark.

Cook, Glada

Glada Cook, who has several relatives in the local area, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, in Madison, Wis. She was 87 years old last March 3. She was born in Mountain View, Mo., a daughter of Roy and Minnie Laws Kershaw. Surviving are her husband, Belden H. Cook; son, Donald D. Cook and wife Jill of Pardeeville; brothers, Earl Kershaw, Cecil Kershaw; sisters, Ada Keith, Rillage Gage; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Bill and Pete Kershaw. No services were held. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Cook, Helen M.

Helen M. Cook, mother of Jerelyn Sue Cook of Litchfield, died Friday, September 3, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. A resident of Jacksonville, she was 85 years old on April 18. She was born in Virginia, a daughter of Edward and Fannie Mae Deck Meyer. Her husband, Gerald L. Cook, died in 1958. Also preceding her in death was a son, Stephen M. Cook, in 1987. Services for Mrs. Cook will be held Wednesday in Jacksonville at the Salem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery there.

Cook III, James W.

James "Jim" Wilson Cook III, of Farmersville, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 28 years old on July 5. He was self-employed and a partner of Club J.T.'s in Springfield. He was born in Springfield. Surviving are his father and step mother, James W. Cook Jr. and wife Judy of Taylorville; his mother and step father, Mary A. Enlow Hartley and Harold W. of Kincaid; sisters Patricia R. Tucker of Farmersville, Rebecca A. Cook of Taylorville; step brothres, Andy and Corey Shanks and Harold F. Hartley, all of Taylorville; step sisters, Mary Ann Brown of Las Vegas, Barb Chaulk of Springfield, Diane Hickman of Ohio; grandmother, Frances Cook of Berry; step grandparents, Ralph and Phyllis White of Auburn. Others surviving include a friend, Tony Baker of Farmersville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wilson Park Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Cook, Rev. Jennie Mae

Services for the Rev. Jennie Mae Cook, of Eagarville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Larry Cooke officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Cornerstone Ministeries. Rev. Cook died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 96 years old on May 29. She was an ordained minister in the Pentecoastal Church and a member of the Cornerstone Ministeries Church, Benld. She was born in Mill Springs, Mo., a daughter of William Webster and Ella Brown Price. Her husband, Walter L. Cook, died December 27, 1974. Surviving are a brother, Edward Price of Sawyerville; grandsons, Dale Lambeth of Simi Valley, Calif., Gale Taylor of Missouri, Jerry Taylor of New Madrid, Mo.; granddaughters, Jenny Helfer of Enola, Ark., Martha Broten of Missouri; 18 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Pete Cook; daughter, Violet Hill; three children in infancy; three brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, Warren Taylor.

Cook, Maude Elva

Services for Maude Elva Cook, mother of Beulah Nichols of Butler, were held this morning in Assumption with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery there. Mrs. Cook died at 4 a.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. She was 93 years old on June 4. She was born in Herrick, a daughter of Ben F. and Etta Adams Landers. She married Ernest Cook on January 10, 1925, in Vandalia. He died April 14, 1978. Surviving besides Mrs. Lloyd Nichols are a sister, Helen Hawyer of Mattoon and five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were sons, Lowell and Burl; a daughter, Wilma Clark; three brothers, eight sisters and one grandchild.

Cooper, Dorothy J.

Services for Dorothy Jane Cooper, of Livingston, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Lesicko Funeral Home there with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating. Cremation of the remains will follow. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Cooper died at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, December 19, 1999, in an automobile accident in Omphghent Township near Worden. She was 37 years old on April 7. She was a horse trainer with 22 years of experience. She was self-employed with Patchwork Paint Horses in Livingston. She had resided in Livingston for the past four years and previously resided in Granite City. She was a member of the Illinois, Missouri and American Paint Horse Associations. She was born in Belleville, a daughter of Jack W. and Mary Jane Drennan Ball Speakman. Her marriage ended in divorce. Surviving are a daughter, Morgan Jane Cooper of Livingston; mother, Mary Jane Ball of Livingston; father, Jack W. Speakman of Patoka.

Coppedge, Dorothy Irene

Services for Dorothy Irene Coppedge, great grandmother of Frank Simmons of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Marks Mortuary in Wood River with the Rev. Mark C. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Moro Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Coppedge died at 10:04 p.m. Friday, August 28, 1998, in St. Anthony's Health Center, Alton. She was 90 years old on November 15. She was born in Salem, a daughter of Orville and Mabel McMackin Merz. She married Virgil Thurman Dossett on April 14, 1924. He died in 1968. She then married Clifford Coppedge on October 12, 1971, in Moro. He died in 1976. Surviving are daughters, Jean Cooper and husband Willis of Monroe, N.C., Marcella Dwiggins and husband John of Fort Myers, Fla., Bernadine Schuette and husband Glen of Kampsville; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a brother, Warren Merz.

Copple, Lula Belle

Services for Lula Belle Copple, of Schram City, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Paul Carter, pastor of the United Pentecoastal Church officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Pentecoastal Church of Schram City. Mrs. Copple died at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 95 years old last April 15. She was born in Whtie City, a daughter of Hiram Biff and Anna Boyd Osborn. She married Frank Levi Copple on July 22, 1922, in Hillsboro. He died in July 1959. Surfiving are sons, Donald Copple of Hillsboro, Charles Copple and wife Ruth of Decatur; daughters, Anna Belle Leatham and husband Virgil of Schram City, Viola Johnsey and husband Bernard of Hillsboro, Carol Golladay and husband Larry, Gloria Woods and husband Jerry, all of Schram City; a sister, Lucinda Davidson of Butler; 25 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three children, Jacob Leroy Coupple, Norma Jean Hamby and Victor Coppla; brothers, Jake, Roy, John and William Osborn; sisters, Sarah Davis, Elizabeth Zumwalt, Gladys Uhlry and Bertha Osborn.

Copples, Donald

Memorial service for Donald Copples, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Paul Carter, pastor of the United Pentecostal Church of Schram City, officiating. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery with military rites provided by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Mr. Copples died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 73 years old on June 17. He was a farmer and coal miner, residing most of his life in the Hillsboro area. He served in the Army from July 1946 to June 1948. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Frank Levi and Lula Belle Osborne Copples. He married Grace E. Epps on December 1, 1950. She died February 7, 1988. Surviving are daughters, Mary Walker of Eagarville, Evelyn Zbinden of Greenville, Donna Schrieber and husband David of Jerseyville; brother, Charles Copples and wife Ruth of Decatur; sisters, Anna Belle Leetham and husband Virgil of Schram City, Viola Johnsey and husband Bernard of Hillsboro, Carol Golladay and husband Larry, Gloria Woods and husband Jerry, all of Schram City; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Jacob Leroy and Victor Copples and a sister, Norma Jean Hamby.

Corden, Geraldine S.

Services for Geraldine S. Corden, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Cornell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennn. The Revs. Don Hutchinson, Ken Edwards and Charles H. Poole officiated. Mrs. Corden, of Goodlettsville, died there Monday, June 28, 1999. She was 68 years old on November 14. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of John and Rena Ewartz, and was a graduate of Morgan Park High School, Chicago. Her husband, Tom Cordon, survives. Surviving also are a son, John Corden of Dublin, Calif.; brother, William Ewartz of Florida; and two grandchildren. Others surviving include nephews, Fred and Mike Floreth of Litchfield. A sister, Jane Floreth, preceded her in death.

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