Dooley, Chester G.
Services for Chester G. Dooley, of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dee Lynn officiating. Burial will be in Worden City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Assembly of God Church of Worden, of which he was a member. Mr. Dooley died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, March 8, 1999, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville. He was 81 years old on April 14, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a millwright for Laclede Steel in Alton for 43 years, retiring in 1979. He was born in Worden, a son of Roy C. and Ella Tausch Dooley. His marriage ended in divorce. Surviving are daughters, Cheryl Strowmatt, Jody Robbs, both of Worden; a son, Dwight Dooley of Sarasota, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Dennis Dooley and brothers, Clinton, Kenny and George.
Doolin, Patricia L.
Patricia L. Doolin, formerly of Litchfield, died Tuesday, November 2, 1999, in Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla. She was 76 years old on September 21. She was born in Litchfield and reared by her grandmother, Stella Bryant. She graduated from Litchfield High School in the Class of 1942. She then moved to Denver, Colo., were she became a registered nurse. She retired after 30 years of service from Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she was an obstetrical nurse. Surviving is a brother, Rex L. Doolin of Frostproof, Fla. Others surviving include a long-time friend and companion, Carol L. Godfrey of Port Charlotte. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel, with the Rev. J. Ralph Burton officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
Dorf, Carol E.
Services for Carol E. Dorf, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Pentecostal Church of Springfield. The Rev. Joe Harrod, of the First United Pentecostal Church of Springfield, will officiate with the Rev. Paul Froese assisting. Burial will be in Patoka Cemetery at Patoka. The family will receive friends on Tuesday in the First United Pentecostal Church, 600 West Monroe street, Springfield, from 4 p.m. until the time of service. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the Patton Memorial Home in Hillsboro at 9:30 a.m. and will proceed to the Patoka Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Mrs. Dorf died at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 1998, in her sisters home in Mt. Vernon. She was 62 years old on February 8. She was the resident manager at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield from its opening day in 1986 until May 1998 when declining health forced her to retire. She moved to Hillsboro as a child in 1947, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1954. She worked as a clerk for Timm's Dime Store in Hillsboro and at Ball Brothers Glass Plant in Schram City in the 1960s. She was a waitress for many years at the Dutch Mill restaurant in Hillsboro. In 1976, she purchased her own restaurant in Irving and operated it as Carol's Place until 1982. She was born in Farina, a daughter of the Rev. Walter and Mary E. Calvert Miller. She married Eugene Dorf on April 18, 1954, in Hillsboro. They were later divorced. Surviving are sons, Ray Dorf and wife Debbie, Cliff "Puff" Dorf and wife Debbie, all of Hillsboro, Ken Dorf and wife Debbie of DeKalb; a daughter, Rhonda Beck and husband Jon of rural Ramsey; brothers, Alvin Miller of Hillsboro, John Edwin Miller of Berea, Ky.; sisters, Julia Ellen Jester of Columbus, Ga., Marylea Ward of Mt. Vernon; and 11 grandchildren.îPreceding her in death were a sister, Lugenia RaeMiller in infancy; six grandchildren and one great grandchild, all in infancy. *** NOTE: All three sons' wives are named Debbie. ***
Douglas, Rev. Prentice P.
Rev. Prentice P. Douglas died Thursday, December 16, 1999, in Knapp Hospital, Weslaco, Texas. He was 86 years old on September 30. Rev. Douglas, of Princeville, served in pastoral ministry for more than 38 years and retired from the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of Methodist Churches. His pastorates included the church in Raymond. He was a published poet and member of the Illinois State Poetry Society and the Peoria Poetry Society. He was born in Hazel, Ky., a son of Charles and Thula Perry Douglas. He married C. Earline Burkeen in 1941. She survives. Surviving also are a son, three daughters, a brother, a sister and three grandchildren, none from the local area. Services were held in Princeville and in Hazel, Ky. Burial was in Temple Hill United Methodist Cemetery at Hazel.
Memorial service for Rose Dowdy, wife of Charles H. Dowdy of Mt. Olive, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Thomas Memorial Mortuary, Granite City. The remains were cremated. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers they suggest memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Dowdy died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in St. Ann's Nursing Home in Chester. She was 80 years old on May 7. She was an operating room technician at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Granite City, for 28 years, retiring in the early 1980s. She was a member of VFW Post 1300 Auxiliary in Granite City and Amvets Post 16 Auxiliary in Litchfield. For 45 years she resided in Granite City. She then moved to Cutler for six months and for the past two weeks had been in the nursing home in Chester. She was born in Grafton, a daughter of Frank and Irene Curry Willing. She married Charles H. Dowdy in 1945, in Cairo. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Carolyn A. Gilbert of Cutler, two brothers and three grandchildren, Charles Gilbert of Litchfield, Kimberly Kirkham of Cutler, Michael W. Gilbert of Fort Hood, Texas, and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Connell T. Willard and two sisters.
Dowdy, Jr., William R
Services for William Raymond Dowdy, Jr., of Morrisonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, with the Rev. L.E. Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery at Palmer. Mr. Dowdy died Friday, February 26, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 56 years old on September 4. He was a coal miner, before retiring from Peabody Mine 10, and a meber of the United Mine Workers of America, First Baptist Church of Morrisonville and the Morrisonville American Legion. He was born in Taylorville, a son of William R. and Zoeline Dowdy. He married Barbara Dena Mask in 1966 in Macon, Ga. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Scott Dowdy of Morrisonville; his parents of Winchester, Ky.; brothers, David Dowdy of Lexington, Ky., Dennis Dowdy of Morrisonville, Douglas Dowdy of Winchester; sisters, Delinda Pelfrey and Donalda Dowdy of Winchester; and two grandchildren.
Downey, Kathryn (Margo)
Funeral Mass for Kathryn "Margo" Downey, formerly of Litchfield, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Springfield, with the Rev. Father Patrick Wright officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Staab Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 4:50 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Downey, of Springfield, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 57 years old on August 10. She was a secretary employed by the Illinois Bar Association until she retired. She had resided in Springfield since 1975, and was a member of St. Agnes Church there. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Victor and Mildred Harmon Karlovic. She married Pat "Dick" Downey on October 4, 1975. He survives. Surviving also are her mother, Mildred C. Karlovic of Litchfield; sister, Victoria Prickett; and several nieces and nephews, including Sean Patrick. Her father, Victor Karlovic, preceded her in death.
Downing, Cecil Henry
Services for Cecil Henry "Pop" Downing, Sr., father of Cecil H. Downing, Jr. of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Marks Mortuary, Wood River, with the Rev. Elained Smith officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto Friends may call in the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. today. The family suggests memorials be directed to the hospice program at St. Anthony's Health Center, Alton. Mr. Downing died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 1998, in St. Anthony's Health Center after a brief illness. He was 67 years old on September 1. He worked as maintenance and repairman at the 12th Street Presbyterian Church for seven years. He was previously employed in the decoration department at Owens İ Illinois Glass Company, Alton, until the plant closed in 1985. He was a Sgt. 1/C with the Army during the Korean War. He was born in Eddyville, Ky., a son of Henry and Helen Virginia Scott Downing. He married Kato Masuda on August 8, 1955, in Tokyo, Japan. She survives. Surviving, besides Cecil Downing and his wife Pam, are sons, Earl Downing and wife Heike of Kitgingen, Germany, Quentin Downing of Alton; daughters, Helen Eyers and husband Lonnie of Hartford, Arlene Kaltmayer and husband Tom of St. Louis; brothers, Charles Downing of Bunker Hill, Carl Downing of Quinten, Ala., Robert "Bob" Downing of Alton; sisters, Lillie Fletcher of Columbia, Mo., Carol Lee of Crofton, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandson.
Drake, Frank E.
Graveside service for Frank Eugene Drake, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sunnyside Cemetery there. Irving Funeral Home, Centralia, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Drake died at 4:56 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Friendship Nursing Home, Centralia. He was 65 years old on December 17. He was born in Sorento, a son of Holly and Cynthia Reed Drake. His wife, the former Virginia Boneff, died on March 23, 1992. Surviving are two sons, a brother, Carl Drake of Cleelm, Wash., and a sister, Shirley Johnsey of Sorento.
Drake, George, Jr.
George Carey Drake, Jr., formerly of Litchfield, died Friday, July 3, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 50 years old on May 10. Dr. Drake, an optometrist, resided in Lincoln where he had practiced his profession since the fall of 1974. He was a board member of the national Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and also a member of the Illinois Optometric Association, the American Optometrists Association, and a Fellow of the American Acadmey of Optometry. He was a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Mo., and the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He was also a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Lincoln where he served on the church council and a member of the boards of United Way, St. Clara Manor, Abe Lincoln Hospital, and a past president of the Lincoln Rotary Club where he initiated the club's annual fruit drive. He was a member of the National Wabash Historical Society and for 10 years was the editor of the society's quarterly publication, "The Banner." He was also a licensed private pilot and a member of the Lincoln Flying Club. He was born in Litchfield, a son of George Carey, Sr., and Fay Irene Cornwell Drake. He married Doris Ann Varns on July 26, 1969, in Moberly, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Sarah Irene Drake of New Orleans; son, George Carey Drake III at home; parents, George and Fay Drake of Moberly; sisters, Martha Monnig of Independence, Mo., Mary Margaret Drake and Elizabeth Crutcher of Moberly; brother, Don William Drake of Moberly. Other survivors include a cousin, Lola Fay Miller of Litchfield.The remains will be cremated. A visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. in St. John's United Church of Christ, Lincoln, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Regional Cancer Center at Memorial Medical Center or to the Illinois College of Optometry. Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral arrangements for Frieda Drewel, formerly of Litchfield, are pending at Meinschein Funeral Home. Mrs. Drewel, 89, died at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, in the Fieser Nursing Home at Fenton, Mo. Services for Frieda Drewel, formerly of Litchfield, were held Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Langhoff officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections included "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me" and "Abide with Me." Organist was Keith Marburger. Pallbearers were August Pahlmeyer, Jr., Earl Pluhm, William Grosenheider, John Mihelcic, Homer Braklane and Fred Fellin. Meinschein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a luncheon was served to family and friends at the church by members of the Zion Ladies Aid. Mrs. Drewel died at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 1998, in Fieser Nursing Home, Fenton, Mo. She was 89 years old on May 11. She was born in South Litchfield Township, a daughter of William D. and Wilhelmina Birkenkamp Sewing. She married Edwin Drewel on June 29, 1929, in St. John's Lutheran Church, South Litchfield Township. He died November 25, 1962. Surviving are sons, Jerald Drewel and wife May Ann of St. Louis, Dean D. Drewel and wife Norma Jean of Kirkwood; a daughter, Deanna Lauck and husband Richard of Sunset Hills, Mo.; brother, Arnold Sewing of Mt. Olive; sister, Helen Grosenheider of Mt. Olive; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding her in death were a brother, William D. Sewing and sisters, Esther Sewing and Laura DeVries. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid or the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield.
Dudas, Mike Steve
Services for Mike Steve Dudas, of Mt. Olive, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Rosemary Messner was the pianist and soloist. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "What A Friend We Have in Jesus." Pallbearers were Bill Coleman, Dale Dudas, George Andrasko, Donald Dade, John Plebanek and Allen Vesper. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Olive. with Michael Kasarda and Dan Mancini folding and presenting the flag to the family. Taps was played by Ulinda Mancini. Following the services a meal was served to family and friends by the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church of the Ascension in the church hall. Mr. Dudas died at 5:23 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 1998, in Litchfield Health Care Center. He was 91 years old on May 25, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner before he retired, a member of the United Mine Workers of America, YurkovichİBeck American Legion Post 594, Mt. Olive Senior Citizens, the Moose Lodge in Litchfield, and the Church of the Ascension. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of John and Susan McColey Dudas, and attended the public school and the high school there. He married Frances Josephine Coleman on March 3, 1930, in St. Louis and in the Holy Trinity Church of Mt. Olive. She survives. Preceding him in death were five brothers, Andrew, John, Joseph, George and Frank Dudas and a sister, Mary Gavrun. Memorials may be directed to Calvary Cemetery or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service.
Dufner, Carolyn Ann
Private services for Carolyn Ann "Tootie" Dufner, of Gillespie, will be held in the United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Dufner died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 1998, in her home. She was 67 years old on January 20. She operated a linotype for Blanchard Parts and Publishing in Gillespie from 1949 to 1995. She was also a member of Canna Ambassadors of Gillespie. She was born in Louisville, Ky., a daughter of Charles A. and Eva K. Sauer Blanchard. Surviving are sons, Gary Dufner of Gillespie, Charles A. "Bud" Dufner and wife Jill of Edwardsville; daughter, Cheryl "Cissy" Rosentreter and husband Vic of Henderson, Ky.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Services for Jennifer DuFrain, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Staunton High School Choir. Miss DuFrain died at 1:13 p.m. Friday, October 16, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital, following a oneİvehicle rollİover accident on Interstate 55 south of Litchfield. She was 15 years old last December 17. She was in the sophomore class at Staunton High School and on the honor roll. She was a member of the scholastic bowl team and the choir at the high school. She was born in Alton, a daughter of Jorn and Sandra White DuFrain. Surviving are her mother, Sandra DuFrain of Staunton; father, Jorn DuFrain of Staunton; sisters, Robin Jackson of Mt. Olive, Michelle Heim Streeb of Staunton, Sarah Glastetter of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Michael DuFrain of Mt. Olive, Christopher Glastetter of Staunton; maternal grandfather, Donald Shelton of Bloomfield, Mo.; paternal grandfather, Kenneth DuFrain and wife Esther of Staunton. Preceding her in death were maternal and paternal grandmothers, Ruth Shelton and Eileen DuFrain.
Services for Donald A. Dugger, of Carlinville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Davis-Anderson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Martin Miller officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Palmyra. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Dugger died at 9:40 a.m. Friday, July 3, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. he was 79 years old on December 2. He was a certified mechanic and worked in the Macoupin county area all of his life. He retired in 1981. He was born in Palmyra, a son of Archie and Lela Aletha Hull Dugger. He married Faye Dunn on November 5, 1937, in Palmyra. She survives. Surviving also are sons, William Dean Dugger of Springfield, Gerald Lee, Donald F. and Michael R. Dugger of Carlinville; daughter, Cheri E. Dugger of Carlinville; brothers, Francis and Junior Dugger of Carlinville; sisters, Letha Mullens of Carlinville, Ann Childress of Brighton; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Roger Lawrence Dugger in 1975; daughter, Patricia F. Beckum in 1993; brother, Gilbert A. Dugger; and sister, Sarah Witt.
Duncan, Mabel Annie
Services for Mabel Annie Duncan, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz, pastor of the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Duncan died Thursday, September 17, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 92 years old on February 17. She was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Litchfield, now closed, and of its Altar and Rosary Society. She later transferred her membership to the Church of the Ascension. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens. She was born near Litchfield in Honey Point Township, a daughter of Frank and Jessie Emmons Trunk. She married Dolph M. Duncan on November 16, 1923, in Carlinville. He died June 21, 1962. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Ammor and Melford Trunk and her sister, Lydia Watson. Services for Mabel Annie Duncan, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz, pastor of the Church of the Ascension, Mt. Olive, officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Litchfield. Musical selections were "Ave Maria," "The Lord's Prayer" and "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman." Pallbearers were Luke Bootz of Mt. Prospect, Joshua Pike and Jerry Thomas, both of Marietta, Ga., Charles Trunk of St. Charles, Mo., Joseph Watson of Chicago, Paul Watson of Litchfield. Mrs. Duncan, 92, died Thursday, September 17, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield.
Margaret Duncan, formerly of Nokomis and Mattoon, died Thursday, November 12, in Heartland Christian Village, Neoga. She was 83 years old on February 17. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Louis and Lena Molinacci Davito. She married Wayne M. Duncan on July 20, 1950, in Pinckneyville. He died October 7, 1979. Surviving are a sister, Lena Davidson of Mattoon and brothers, Louis Davito and Dominick Davito, both of Joliet. Services were held in Mattoon with burial in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Services for Ruth Duncan, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will bein Mayfield MEmorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home. Mrs. Duncan died at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 79 years old on October 30. She retired as a file clerk typist employed by the State of Illinois but before that had been employed as a clerk in the Tri City Grocery store in Gillespie. She was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution and the United Methodist Women's Society in Gillespie. She was also a member of Pinochole club with several life long friends. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of John Bailey and Edith Caroline Jones Christian. She married David T. Duncan on March 28, 1940, in Virden. He died June 21, 1993. Surviving are sons, John Duncan and wife Ann of Eclectic, Ala., James T. Duncan and wife Teresa of Gillespie; daughter, Marilyn McMillan and husband Robert of Bolingbrook; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A sister, Pauline Delaney, preceded her in death.
Dunham, Robert E.
Services for Robert E. Dunham, brother of Shirley Caulk of Irving, were to be private. Burial was to be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mr. Dunham, of Springfield, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, in his home. He was 60 years old on February 10, and a Navy veteran. He was born in Springfield, a son of Millard and Audorah Sutton Durham. He married Harriet Colburn in 1964, and she survives. Surviving also are daughters, Pam and Debbie Dunham, both of Springfield; brothers, Bill Dunham of Springfield and James Dunham of Decatur; two other sisters, Becky Collins of Springfield and Carol Dunham; and a grandson. Bisch and son Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.
Dunham, Vera Deane
Services for Vera Deane Ruth Lutes Dunham, mother of Joan M. Schuette of Staunton, were held this morning in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. The Rev. Doyle Miller officiated. Burial was in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Mrs. Dunham, of Carlinville, died Thursday, February 4, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 70 years old on March 31. She was a volunteer tutor in Carlinville schools and also volunteered at the Carlinville Senior Citizens Center. She was a member and past worthy matron of the Bunker Hill Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 465. She held a master's degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., a daughter of Daniel and Florence Spencer Lutes. Surviving besides Mrs. Dennis Schuette are a son, Daniel dunham of Port Charlotte, Fla.; other daughters, Ruth E. Loveless, Patty Loveless and Peggy Bulla, all of Carlinville; brothers, Daniel Lutes of Branson, Mo., Ray Lutes of Michigan, Don Lutes of East Alton; sister, Mary Campbell of Jerseyville.
Dunlap, Leona A.
Leona A. Dunlap died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in West Pine Retirement Village, Jerseyville. She was 93 years old on March 31. She was the grandmother of Chris White of Litchfield, manager of The Ponderosa store here. Mrs. Dunlap was an active member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church for many years, serving as Sunday School teacher, organist and pianist. She was born in Patterson, a daughter of Harry and Sophia Day Willmington, and married Carrel M. Dunlap on May 25, 1928, in Carrollton. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Ronald Dale Dunlap and wife Jean of Lockport; daughters, Merl Adell Albert and husband Lawrence of Brighton, Carol Jean Zeller and husband Paul of Westcliff, Colo.; brothers, Ralph Willmington of Brainerd, Minn., Arthur Willmington of Morris; 10 grandchildren, five step grandchildren and many great grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the Airsman Hires Funeral Home, White Hall, on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. when a services will be conducted. Burial will be in the White Hall Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the White Pine Retirement Village.
Durbin, Joshua Ryan
Services for Joshua Ryan Durbin, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield Baseball association or the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department.The boy, 10 years old on April 18, had suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest and was pronounced deadat 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Decatur, a son of Donald Edward Durbin and Lisa Kay Wilson, and had completed fourth grade at Sihler School. He was a member of the Dodgers "B" baseball team, and also played basketball. He enjoyed fishing, camping, motorcycle riding and horseback riding. He was a former newpaper carrier for the News Herald. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Lisa and Rodney Cunningham of Litchfield; father and stepmother, Ronald and Christina Durbin of Litchfield; maternal grandparents, Richard and Ramona Wilson of Litchfield; paternal grandmother, Alberta May Durbin; a brother, Ronald E. Durbin II of Litchfield; step brothers, Eric and Alex Cunningham of Litchfield; sister, Kayla Dawn Durbin of Litchfield; step sister, Leah Cunningham of Litchfield. Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather, Clyde J. Durbin. Services for Joshua Ryan Durbin, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Plummer Funeral Home. Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church, officiated. At the close of the service the love theme "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie "Titanic" sung by Celine Dion was played. Members of the Litchfield Police Reserves, Volunteer Fire Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department formed an Aisle of Honor as the casket was taken out of Plummer Funeral Home. They also escorted the procession to Elmwood Cemetery where the youngster was to be buried. Pallbearers were Dennis Clevenger, Dean Jett, Gary Durbin, all of Litchfield, and Mike Durbin of Decatur. Following the committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Joshua Durbin, the 10 year old son of Ronald Edward Durbin and Lisa Kay Wilson Cunningham, died Wednesday, July 15, in St. Francis Hospital.
Durbin, Julia D.
Services for Julia D. Durbin, of Coffeen, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John's Catholic Church there with the Rev. Father Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Nokomis. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Hough and Sons Fuenral Home, Hillsboro. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association or to Cystic Fibrosis. Mrs. Durbin died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 84 years old on April 3. Before she retired she worked as a cook in area restaurants, including the Red Rooster Inn, and at the Witt Nursing Home and Hillsboro Hospital. She was a member of St. John's Church. She was born in Oklahoma, a daughter of James A. and Odessa O. Bay Longworth. She married Thomas A. Durbin on February 21, 1932. He died in February 1953. Surviving are daughters, Martha Spinner and husband George of Hillsboro, Virginia Tredway and husband Ed of Hillsboro, Margie Snider of Coffeen; sons, Raymond Durbin of Assumption, Tom Durbin and wife Mary of Witt, Kenneth Durbin and wife Lonna of Butler, Louis Durbin of Sesser, Mike Durbin and wife Nancy of Coffeen, Vernon Durbin and wife Vicki of Hillsboro; sisters, Nadine Neer of North Field, Velma Longworth of Matteson; 22 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two children in infancy, Julia A. and Dorothy C.; a sister, Lucille Curran; and a grandchild, Corby Durbin.
Durbin, Mary Gladys
Services for Mary Gladys Durbin, of Morrisonville, were held at 10 a.m. today in St. Maurice Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father John Hannigan officiated. Burial was in St. Maurice Cemetery. Hough Colonial Home was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Morrisonville Palmer Fire or Ambulance Services. Mrs. Durbin died at 7 a.m. Friday, October 2, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 76 years old on September 15. She was a cook at the Golden Circle nutrition center in Morrisonville. She was born in New Mexico, a daughter of Eugene and Ora Susan Kingsoliver Norris. Her husband, Allie Durbin, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, James, Russell and Curtis of Taylorville, Al of Versailles, Mo.; daughters, Susan Gensler of Taylorville and Eloise Davis of Kincaid; a sister, Florence Durbin of Taylorville; 25 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sons, Clarence and Beuford and a daughter, Pauline.
Durston, Ruby V.
Services for Ruby V. Durston, of Irving, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Witt Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Howie officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mrs. Durston died at 4:23 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 86 years old on June 6. She was a teacher and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Witt. She was born in Montgomery County, a daughter of Ira Robert and Sarah Rosetta Wittnam Lounsbury. She married Harlen J. Durston on June 18, 1942, in Witt. He died March 1, 1995. Surviving are daughters, Kaye Pyle and husband Wayne of Pleasant Plains, Judith Reynolds and husband David of Hillsboro; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Others surviving include a nephew, Alan Mehler of Anchorage, Alaska. Preceding her in death was a sister, Verda Mehler.
Memorial services for Blanche Dvorak, of Hillsboro, will be held at Fayco at a later date. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Chicago. Miss Dvorak died at 8:08 a.m. Friday, January 8, 1999, in Hillsboro. She was 93 years old on December 22. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of George and Anna Dvorak. Surviving are nieces and nephews, Anna Massie of Kinnwick, Wash., Diane Danis and George T. Dvorak, both of Benton City, WAsh., and Georgia Olin of Streamwood.
Dzurus, Leona F.
Services for Leona F. Dzurus, formerly of Livingston, were held at 11 this morning in Lesicko Funeral Home there. The Rev. Maurice Alms officiated. Burial was in Spangle Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Macon County Humane Society in Franklin, N.C. Mrs. Dzurus, of Franklin, died in Angel Community Hospital there at 9 a.m. Friday, October 15, 1999. She was 90 years old on May 15. She was a teacher. She retired in 1972, from the Seminole County School System of Longwood, Fla. Before that she taught in the Livingston Community School District. She was a volunteer at the Macon County Humane Society and the Macon County Historical Museum. She was born in Troy, a daughter of Laurence J. and Elizabeth Healey Benardin. She married Walter E. Dzurus on December 24, 1932, in Crown Point, Ind.; he died December 14, 1988. Surviving are sons, Walter E. Dzurus Jr. and wife Mildred of Longwood, Fla., James R. Dzurus and wife Doleci of Franklin, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Walter Dzurus, Susan Dzurus Coulson. Preceding her in death were brothers, Walter E. Benardin and one in infancy, and a sister, Helen Roessner.