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Pantagraph Saturday, September 23, 2006 www.pantagraph.com ILLINOIS Funerals today Dorothy Barton CORNELL- Dorothy M. Barton, 84, of 202 S. Fourth Cornell, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Friday (Sept. 22, 2006) at the Tjardes Health Center, Pontiac.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dorothy the funeral Barton home. Burial Dorothy Barton CENTRAL ILLINOIS will be in the Long Point Cemetery following cremation rites.

She was born June 15, 1922, Ancona, to William and Lina Smith Redfern. She married George H. Barton on Oct. 6, 1945. He passed away Dec.

10, 1993. Surviving are: one son, Gene (Irma) Barton, Cornell; one daughter, Connie (Dean) Walker, Cornell; four grandchildren, Pamela Vollmer, Todd Barton, Robb Barton and Chris Walker; three great-grandchildren, Derek and Liberty Vollmer and Ali Jo Barton; two brothers, Thomas (Norma) Redfern and John (Joyce) Redfern, both Streator; one sister-in-law, Doris Redfern, Streator; and beloved cat, Bobby. She was preceded in death by brothers, Loren and Robert, and sisters, Rita Peters and Betty Nolan. She was formerly employed at Waymans Grocery in Cornell and retired from the Cornell Grade School as head cook. Dorothy was a very devoted mother, grandmother and greatma.

She attended Long Point High School. Memorials may be made to the OSF Saint James hospice program or charity. of the Earl William Bays LEXINGTON Earl William Bays, 93, 906 S. Vale Bloomington, formerly of Lexington, died at 1 a.m. Thursday (Sept.

21, 2006) at his residence. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert Musselman Funeral Home, Lexing- Earl ton, with the Rev. Ray Owens Bays officiating. Bur- ial will follow at Lexington Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Lexington Ambulance Service or to a charity of the donor's choice. Earl was born Dec. 7, 1912, in Downs, the son of Louis and Anna Olson Bays. He married Edith M.

Hiser on Dec. 12, 1936, in Bloomington. She died March 15, 1896. He then married Teresa Stanish on March 14, 1998, in Tucson, Ariz. She died Feb.

8, 2000. Surviving are one son Ronald E. (Sandra) Bays of Bloomington; two daughters, M. Smith of Van Nuys, and Bev Eldridge of Bloomington. had five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers. Earl had farmed east of Lexington for 52 years retiring in 1987. After that he moved to Bloomington. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and spending time at the coffee shop. Lyle Coppenbarger TREMONT Lyle Coppenbarger, 82, of Tremont, died at 10:23 a.m.

Friday (Sept. 22, 2006) at his home. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Davis Mortuary, Tremont Chapel, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Cremation rites will be accord- Lyle ed.

Coppenbarger Burial: A pri- Lyle Coppenbarger vate burial of ashes will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date. Memorials: St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Survivors: his wife, Maxine L. Coppenbarger; one daughter, Karen K.

(Dale) Kruse, Groveland; two sons, Loren (Terry) Coppenbarger, Washington, and Ed (Sherrie) Coppenbarger, Morton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ellene Smith, Glen Betty Davison MORTON Betty L. Davison, 82, formerly of 1018 S. Main Morton, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21, 2006) at Rose Garden Care Center in Peoria OBITUARIES Clarenson, Alfred E.

"Jake" 3 p.m. memorial service at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Bloomington. Flinspach, Helen 10. a.m. at Epiphany Church, Normal.

Grussing, Elmer 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osman. Harmsen, Anna "Louise" 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Emden.

Schenk, Steven 1 p.m. at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. Scoles, Mary Jean, 11 a.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. Umstattd, Stephen Lee, 2:30 p.m.

memorial service at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. Wilkins, S. Glen D. 10 a.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso.

Funerals pending Colavito John G. "J.J.," 26, of 905 Locust Minonk, 4 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2006) in Pratt, Kan. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk.

Francis, Kathryne Georgie, 93, of Chenoa, 12:59 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22, 2006) at Meadows Mennonite Home, rural Chenoa. Calvert Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Knight, Bertha, 86, of 509 N.

Adelaide Normal, formerly of Lexington, 10:27 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2006) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Calvert Musselman Funeral Home, Lexington. Rasor, Clyde 87, of Clinton, 11:18 a.m.

Friday (Sept. 22, 2006) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Verhaege, Sheila 83, Fairbury, 11:55 p.m.

Thursday (Sept. 21, 2006) at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Wright, Terry, 59, of Cabery, 12:10 p.m. Friday (Sept.

22, 2006) at his residence. Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom. Heights. She was born Jan. 3, 1924, i in Pekin, to Michael D.

and Sylvia R. Klein Schmidgall. She married George K. Davison on Sept. 17, 1944, at the Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1986. Surviving are one daughter, Kathleen (Alan) Lebeck of Albuquerque, N.M.; Betty Davison Betty Davison one son, Mark (Carol) Davison of Tremont; three grandchildren, Scott Jeffrey (Kassy) Davison of East Peoria; Britt Hillary Davison of Normal; and Kurt Davison (Tanya) Lebeck of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Scott Davison and Arvo Lazlo Lebeck; and one brother, Michael (Emalou) Schmidgall of Minier. Betty cherished her times with family and friends and freely gave to them her love and support. She belonged to a sewing club and potluck club for over five decades.

She loved to decorate her home inside and out for every holiday and season. She enjoyed travel, music, and plays. She was a graduate of Minier High School and Brown's Business College in Peoria. Betty was an office manager for a mason contractor for 11 years and also worked for Witzig's in Morton for three years until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton and the Home Extension.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at her church, with the Rev. Jeff Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Burial will be at Gaines Cemetery in rural Minier. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 N. Missouri Morton, IL 61550, or to Mark Davison at 140 S. Detroit Morton, IL 61550 for Rose Garden Care Center Residents.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knap- Roy Chapman Foley McLEAN- Roy Chapman Foley, 98, of 509 N. Adelaide Normal, formerly of McLean, died at 7:57 a.m. Friday (Sept. 22, 2006) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal. His funeral service will be 1 p.m.

Monday at Roy the Cross Foley Pointe Church of God, Bloomington, the Rev. Kevin Summers officiating. Burial will be in Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Calvert Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington.

Memorials may be made to Cross Pointe Church of God, Bloomington, or Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal. He was born Sept. 4, 1908, in Casey County, Kentucky, to Richard and Cornelia Goode Foley. He married Dova E. Hafley on Feb.

13, 1927, at Moreland, Ky. She died Sept. 2, 2001. Surviving are seven daughters, Lois D. (Kenneth) Prochnow, Madison, Clara "Jean" (Don) Heck, Alma Mae (Jim) Dickerson and Wanda A.

(Larry) Lasswell, all of McLean; Carolyn Y. (Jim) Hardesty and Beverly S. (Richard) Miner, both of Washington; and Sherron L. (Gene) Jones, Metamora; two sons, Gerald "Bob" (Jill) Foley, McLean, and Roy Foley Peoria; one son-in-law, Dean Erickson, Kansas; 38 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Helen Louise Erickson and Elizabeth M.

"Betsy" Crabtree; two brothers; six sisters; one son; and four grandchildren. He was a member of Cross Pointe Church of God, Bloomington. Roy had farmed in the McLean area for over 55 years and had worked for International Harvester, McLean. He had been active in his church and served on the Town Board in McLean. Ross W.

Hanna MAHOMET Ross W. Hanna, 67, of Ma- homet, a.m. Thursday (Sept. 21, 2006) at his family residence in Mahomet. His funeral will be 11 a.m.

Monday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, J. Kent Hickerson and Pastor L.K. Hucker of- died at 6:50 Ross Hanna Ross Hanna ficiating. Burial will be in Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, with military rites at gravesite. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sunday at the funeral home. He was born Sept. 5, 1939, at Olney, to M. Guy and Norma Roth Hanna. He married Dorothy Moore on March 12, 1967, at Clinton.

Survivors are spouse, Dorothy Hanna of Mahomet; one son, Guy Marcus (Jennifer) Hanna of Bloomington; three daughters, Peggy Jo (Donald) Lacey and Susan Lee Hanna, both of Mahomet; and Marian D. "Miq" Hanna of Urbana; five grandchildren, Donald Lacey, Samantha Lacey, Harley Lacey, Alexa Hanna and Marcus Hanna; and two sisters, Marlene Hoback and Phyllis (Dennis) Newlun, both of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a member of First Church Of The Nazarene, Clinton, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was an engineer for the Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a member of the American Legion. He served on the Board of the Illinois Central Community Credit Union. He was an avid Cubs fan.

Anna Harmsen Anna Harmsen EMDEN Anna "Louise" Harmsen, 99, of Emden, died at 12:36 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2006) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. Her funeral will be 11 a.m. today at St.

Peter Lutheran Church, Emden, the Rev. Anna David L. Hofer officiating. Bur- Harmsen ial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m.

today at the church. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Emden. She was born May 24, 1907, near Pekin, to Adam and Louise Fauth ho*rbert.

She married Walter Harmsen on June 15, 1929, at Emden. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1962. Surviving are one son, Walter Allen (Marilyn) Harmsen of Emden; two daughters, Rose Mary (Ben) Conrady of Lincoln and Julia (Robert) Cross of Emden; 12 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; two stepgreatgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by daughter, Donna Rae Pegram; three brothers; and four sisters.

She farmed with her husband until his death, and then worked as a seamstress at the Odd Fellows Children's Home in Lincoln for a number of years. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Emden; The Ladies Aid and Cross and Crown Circles; and the Emden Homemakers Extension Unit. She graduated from Hartsburg High School in 1926. Dorse James ARROWSMITH Dorse "Dog" James, 77, of Arrowsmith, passed away at 1:10 p.m.

Thurs- day (September 21, 2006) at ManorCare Health Services, Normal. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at CalvertBelangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. Wendell Wardell and the Rev. Brent Zastrow will officiate.

Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, Arrowsmith, with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. James was born March 13, 1929, in Morgantown, to Oly P.

and Lestie Miller James. He married Eleanor Small on Sept. 29, 1951, in Bloomington. She survives in Arrowsmith. Also surviving are three daughters, Lucinda (Don) Samford, Eureka; Sandra (Steve) Lienhop, Bloomington; and Julie Martin, Gibson City; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Dorse was a member of the Church of Christ, Cooksville, and the Witt-Webber-Carrell American Legion Post 617, Arrowsmith. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and was a chemist at Central Soya in Gibson City for 43 years. Gordon Long DEER CREEK Gordon L. Long, 78, of Deer Creek, passed away Thursday (Sept.

21, 2006) at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with a visitation one hour prior to the service at noon at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Gordon Long Gordon Long Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Blooming. ton.

Gordon was born Jan. 19, 1928, to Jess and Iva Mae Long in Bloomington. They preceded him in death. His stepfather, William C. Hopper, who raised him for the majority of his life, also preceded him in death.

Gordon married Ellen Schultz on April 29, 1948, at 1019 E. Olive Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ronald (Karen) Long, Normal and Bill (Teresa) Long, Peoria; one brother, Kenneth (Eleanor) Long, Bloomington; one sister, Dolores Rubini, Bloomington; three grandsons, Andrew Long, Chicago; Ronald Lee, Florida; and Jacob Stivers, Peoria; two granddaughters, Kristin Long, Normal, and Candice Long, Peoria; and one great ter, Piper, Peoria. Gordon worked at ISU as a custodian, as well as at Eureka and Osbourne Engineering.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed in places like Alaska, Iceland and California. Gordon was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed. Please visit www.mem.com to send tributes to the family. Helen J.

Poole LINCOLN 71, of lanta, away home a.m. on (Sept. service Poole 2 p.m. day at lanta in Atlanta, the Rev. Horner tion of ly and Friendship Road in ing the Helen Lincoln, formerly passed at her at 8:50 Friday, 22, 2006).

Graveside for Mrs. will be at on Monthe AtCemetery Helen J. Poole, formerly of At- Helen Poole with John officiating. A CelebraLife Ceremony for famifriends will be held at Manor 925 Primm Lincoln at 3 p.m. followgraveside service.

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No visitation is scheduled. Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice Care of Illinois, 720 Bond in Springfield. Mrs. Poole is survived by her children, Mike (Teresa) Mason of Gravois Mills, Mary (Ron) Mayberry of Atlanta; Mark Mason, Matt (Mary) Mason and Laura (Chuck) Greer, all of Lincoln; and Leigh (Josh) Horner of Hartsburg; one sister, Barb Foster of Atlanta; one brother, Wayne (Nancy) Logsdon of Eureka; grandchildren, Mandy (Chris) Cordray, Marcia Cook, Sarah Cook, Brett Michalowski, Michele Brown, Brian Mayberry, Clint Mason, Ryan Mason, Jarred Mason, Erin Matthew Mason and Daisy Horner; great-grandchildren, Alex and Cameron Anderson, Lyndsay Lucas and Hannah and Ben Michalowski; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Poole was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jane Zakrzewski and Margie Hall; and two daughters, Marcia Mason and Marla Steffens. Mrs. Poole was born on June 16, 1935, in McLean, the daughter of Philemon and Gladys Fitzgerald Logsdon. She married Keith Mason in 1950 and later married David Poole in 1970.

Mrs. Poole attended the Liberty Baptist Church in Minier. Mrs. Poole had worked as a waitress and bartender at the Heritage Inn, Tropics, Crestwicke Country Club, Al's Main Event and Haji's Sports Bar. Mrs.

Poole was very happy to have found a wonderful place to live at Friendship Manor. Her only regret was that she would have to leave a place where she was truly content and had made many friends. Nicholas J. Sisco CLINTON Nicholas J. Sisco, 50, of Clinton, died Sunday (Sept.

17, 2006) at his residence. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: charity of the donor's choice. Survivors: his father and stepmother, Nicholas and Dolly Sisco Massachusetts; one son, Jody Sisco, Chicago; one brother, Steven (Tracey) Sisco, Romeoville; and two stepbrothers, Raul (Diane) Torres, California, and Rafe (Kim) Torres, Massachusetts.

Jean Stoll CHESTNUT Nancy Jean Stoll, 76, of Chestnut, died at 3:04 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21, 2006) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. A celebration of her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at Zion Church in Jean Lutheran Chestnut, led Stoll by the Rev.

Joel Dietrich, following a family burial service. Burial will be in Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-CalvertSchrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Memorials may be made to Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

She was born Nov. 15, 1929, at Peoria, to Truman and Jessie Groce Hatcher. She married Hubert Stoll on June 26, 1949, at Springfield. Survivors are husband, Hubert Stoll of Chestnut; four sons, Dennis Stoll and Kenton (Marcia) Stoll, both of Chest- nut; Kerwyn (Karen) Stoll of Mattoon; and Rodney Stoll of Savoy; four daughters, Cheryl (James) Poffenbarger of Mount Pulaski; Klista (Raymond) Hegele and Brenda (Allyn) Colantino, both of Springfield; and Deanna (Larry) Pratt of Cropsey; two brothers, Charles (Rowena) Black of Springfield and Kenneth (Marilyn) Hatcher of Lewiston, Idaho; one sister-in-law, Aurelia Stoll of Chestnut; 26 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents and two infant grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church. The Stoll Family was named the 1982 National Amateur Music Family of the Year. Mrs. Stoll attended Concordia College in River Forest and worked as a teacher at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Bonduel, and at Zion Lutheran School in Mount Pulaski.

In addition to being a vocalist and choir director, Mrs. Stoll I served as president of the Lincoln Zone Lutheran Women's Missionary League; volunteered with Laborers For Christ in several states; served as a Master Food Preserver and Home Extension member with the University of Illinois Extension; and was a longtime 4-H foods judge at county shows and the Illinois State Fair. BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL Lois Elaine Keeran Giles Giles Her funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Fred Belcher officiating.

Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the Humane Society of McLean County. She was born July 4, 1929, at Normal, to Earl Bernard and Helga Marie Johnson Keeran.

Surviving are two sons, David L. (Barbara Phillips) Giles of Stanford and Richard L. (Linda) Giles of Bloomington; daughter, Pat (Clark Zaleski) Giles of Austin, Texas; one grandson, Connor Zaleski; and one sister, Marie (Cecil) Herman of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Milton Keeran and Walter Keeran; and two sisters, Dorothy Hamilton and Virginia Guttschow. She also was preceded in death by devoted companion and friend, Harvey Lawton.

She was a member of Park United Methodist, Bloomington: Lois was employed by the U.S. Government-Social Security Administration in Bloomington, where she retired after 28 years in January of 1988. Lois graduated from Bloomington High School in 1947 and went on to attend ISU at Normal for two years. Lois was an avid golfer and was an active member of the Highland Park Women's Golf Association. Lois also loved to play cards with friends and family.

Lois was a devoted daughter, sister and mother, who lovingly raised her children as a single parent. MORE OBITUARIES NEXT PAGE BLOOMINGTON Lois Elaine Keeran Giles, 77, of Bloomington, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2006) at her home surrounded by her loving family under the care of BroMenn HosLois pice. alvert funeral hornes Clinton Our Chapel is comfortable but it's Our Service that makes the difference Larry L.

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