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THE PANTAGRAPH, Tuesday, March 20, 1990 C5' Prominent Bloomington, LeRoy lawyer dies at 83 Mis AROUN DEATHS Central Illinois Tony W. Craig EL PASO The funeral of Tony Craig, 22, of Peoria and formerly of El Paso, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso. The Rev. David Borger will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, EI Paso. Visitation will be one hour before the service Wednesday at the memorial home. He died at 7:37 a.m. Saturday (March 17, 1990) at Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, of a heart attack. He was born July 16, 1967, in Peoria, a son of Charles and Joann Wilder Craig.

Surviving are his father, Peoria; Harry A. Andres HUDSON Harry A. Andres, 78, Lake Station, formerly of Hudson, died Feb. 24, 1990, at Hobart (Ind.) Medical Center. His funeral was Feb.

27 at Brady Funeral Home, Lake Station. He was cremated. Mr. Andres was born Feb. 4, 1912, in Hudson, a son of William and Lucy Hughes Andres.

He married Marian Wilson in 1947. She survives. Other survivors include five sons, James, whereabouts unknown; William, 196 Park City South, Bloomington; Harry Edward, Hudson; Harry Lake Station; and Gary, Portage, one daughter, Leila Cornelius, 1515 Dover Road, Bloomington; three stepdaughters, Joan Tuthill, Baltimore, Joyce Hoskins, Calumet City; and Harla Fusko, Portage; three sisters, Emma Stoutenborough, Maroa; Bessie Dunham, 909 S. Ail in St, Bloomington; and Janet Garner, Puryear, and several grandchildren. Mr.

Andres was a machinist He attended the Lutheran Church of Lake Station. Fire again strikes Peoria building PEORIA Another fire struck yesterday at the already fire-ravaged Lehman Building in downtown Peoria. Peoria firefighters were called to extinguish a fire apparently caused by workers using a blow torch during the demolition process. It's the fourth time firefighters have been called to the building during the continuing demolition process. Demolition on the building has been delayed because of asbestos concerns, but the job should be completed within the next few weeks.

A fire in July 1988 heavily damaged the upper floors of the building. WMBD (1470 AM), Ptoril Man, 35, killed in fall at work site DECATUR A 35-year-old man fell to his death at the Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. in Decatur shortly before noon yesterday, while working at a biochemical plant at the company's east facility. Macon County Deputy Coroner Bill Rotz identified the dead man as Kevin Gardner. Gardner was an employee of the bricklaying company of Schmodt and Daniels Co.

in Decatur. The Decatur Police Department said Gardner fell about 30 feet, and a mortar bucket fell on him after he hit the ground. An autopsy is scheduled for this morning at a Springfield hospital. WSOY (1340 AM), Decatur gree from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1928 and his law degree from Northwestern University Law School in Chicago In 1931. That year, he set up law offices in LeRoy and Bloomington, retiring in July 1986.

He was the city attorney for LeRoy, Lexington, Bellflower and Downs. He was McLean County assistant state's attorney for four years. He was a member of the LeRoy Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday school, was a lay leader, past treasurer, trustee and elder for over 20 years, and served on many committees. Mr. Bane was a member and past master of the LeRoy Masonic Lodge, charter member and first president in 1936 and 1937 of LeRoy Kiwanis Club, and was past lieutenant governor in 1943 of Kiwanis division 12.

He was past thrice potent master of Bloomington Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rite bodies. He was a member of Theta Chi Social Fraternity and Delta Vheta Phi Law Fraternity; McLean County and Illinois State Bar associations; Illinois Wcsleyan President's Club; and executive committee of Estate Planning. He was a longtime member and past master of LeRoy Masonic Lodge 221 AF AM and was past commander-in-chief of the Bloomington Consistory. In 1975, he was elected as an Illinois representative to the Supreme Council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. In 1951, he was chosen for the meritorious service award and in 1955 became a 33rd-degree Mason.

He was a member of the Four York Rite Bodies, Parkland Foundation and LeRoy Country Club. He was on the board of the LeRoy Savings Loan, serving as president Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. HEALTH CALENDAR attend the classes may be present during the delivery. To register for the free classes, call BroMenn Wellness Center. Preop class Preoperative programs for children will be at 2 p.m.

each Wednesday monthly at the hos- pital. The program begins with a greeting from Winnie the Pooh. Children will take a tour of the hospital, see a film and talk with nurses. To register for the free program, call the hospital's pediatric department Diabetic education classes A' four-part series focusing on such things as the effects of diabetes on normal body functions, diet, medica- -tions and healthy lifestyle will be from 1 to 3 p.m. April 9 through 12 at Mennonite Hospital's conference -center.

The cost is $30. To register, call the dietetic department at Mennonite. Arthritis aquatics The ongoing program is offered at 1:15 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the YMCA, Bloomington, and offers fun and safe methods of improving flexibility, strength and Endurance. No swimming ability is required.

Participants must have permission from a physician, and there is a fee for the program. Teen pregnancy classes Classes will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 18 through May 23 at the hospital's conference center. Relaxation and breathing techniques, nutrition and exercise will be discussed. To register for the free classes, call the Maternal-Child Center.

Free transportation is also available. Grandparents class A free class will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. April 17 at the hospital for future grandparents or others interested in staying informed on current childbirth and child care practices. The class includes a tour of the maternalchild center, a movie on childbirth and a discussion on labor, prenatal testing, nutrition, breast-feeding and other related topics. To register, call the center.

According to police, the incident happened about 4:40 p.m. Friday as Jenkins was riding in a vehicle in the 400 block of East Taylor Street Rexanna Hunt, 36, who lives at 403 E. Taylor, told police she saw Jenkins signal to her daughter, Michelle D. Nokes, and tried to coax her into the car. The little girl, however, refused.

According to reports, Jenkins and Ms. Hunt broke up about a year ago. Ms. Hunt told police that when they broke up, Jenkins sought custody of Michelle, even though he is not her father. LeROY The funeral of Arlo E.

Bane, 83, of LeRoy, a prominent attorney in LeRoy and Bloomington for 57 years and former McLean County assistant state's attorney, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Presbyterian Church, LeRoy. The Revs. Ronald F. Rosenau and Bruce W.

Badger will Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery, rural Arlo E. Bane Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, with a Masonic service at 8 p.m.; and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church. Mr.

Bane died at 4:43 p.m. Sunday (March 18, 1990) at St Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. He was born Sept 17, 1906, in rural Ellsworth, a son of George E. and Minnie Scholl Bane. He married Mary Gregory Sept 5, 1931, in Chicago.

She died Feb. 10, 1960. He then married Glee Stover on June 22, 1962, in LeRoy. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Arlo G.

Bane, rural LeRoy; one stepson, Judson Stover, Lexington; one daughter, Mary E. Bane, Chesterfield, a stepdaughter, Susan Baker, 924 W. Front Bloomington; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; a brother, Tobey A. Bane, Bellflower; and one sister, Daisy Swanstrom, Monticello. He was preceded in death by one son, a daughter, three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Bane attended Illinois Wes-leyan University for two years, received a bachelor of science de Johnny E. Walters Johnny E. Walters 6, of 303 E. Mulberry St, Bloomington, died at 11:02 p.m.

Sunday (March 18, 1990) at Memorial Medical Center, Regional Burn Unit Springfield, from burns he suffered when the house he shared with 10 others was damaged by a fire Sunday. He will be brought to Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington. Lucille Beyer Lucille Beyer, 85, of Sandwich, formerly of Minonk and Bloomington-Normal, a retired librarian, died Saturday (March 17, 1990) at Sandwich Community Hospital. Her graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Minonk Cemetery, the Rev.

Todd Singley officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich. Mrs. Beyer was born March 24, 1904, in St Louis, a daughter of Charles and Jeannette Durath Mohar.

She married Herman C. Beyer Sept. 17, 1921, in Normal. He died May 23, 1964. Survivors include one son, Allen Piano, Texas; one daughter, Helen Davison, Sandwich; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.

Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Beyer lived in Bloomington-Normal from 1910 to 1945 and in Minonk from 1945 to 1964. She had been a librarian and gave book reviews in area towns. She was a member of the United Church of Sandwich and of the FO Chapter, Sandwich PEO.

Memorials may be made to her church or to the Sandwich Township Public Library. Irma D. Bradley Edith Irma Davidson Bradley, 78, of Spring Valley, formerly of Bloomington, a retired hospital clerical worker, died March 7, 1990, at Walnut Grove Health Care Center, Morris. Her funeral was March 12 in Spring Valley. Burial was in Peru City Cemetery, Peru.

Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bradley was born Jan. 26, 1912, in Normal, a daughter of Harvey and Althea Littlefield Davidson. She married Anthony Bradley Aug.

10, 1929, in Bloomington. He died in July 1972. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Nelson, Morris; three grand-children; and two greatgrandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs.

Bradley was employed for The following is a list of programs offered by BroMenn Healthcare during the month of April. BroMenn Healthcare Childbirth education review Classes will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday, April 2 through 16 in the hospital's lower-level conference center for couples who have taken childbirth education within the past three years. Instruction will include review of breathing patterns, relaxation and comfort techniques. To register, call BroMenn Wellness Center.

Breast-feeding class Free breastfeeding classes will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. April 2 and 9 at the hospital's lower-level conference center. The classes should be taken early in pregnancy to learn about prenatal breast-feeding preparation and feeding in the hospital and at home. To register, call BroMenn Wellness Center. Childbirth education classes Classes will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursdays, April 5 through May 10; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 11 through May 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, April 22 through May 13; and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 24 through May 15 at the hospital's lower-level conference center. Classes should be taken during the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy.

Participants should bring two pillows and a blanket. Register for the free classes by calling BroMenn Wellness Center. Big Brother-Big Sister class The class to prepare children 4 and older for the birth of a new family member will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the hospital's lower-level conference center. Children will tour the maternity unit and see a film.

Register by calling BroMenn Wellness Center. Cacsarcan classes Classes for those in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy will be from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3 and 10 in the hospital's lower-level conference center. Surgery, anesthesia and post-operative recovery will be discussed. Fathers who B-N man charged in abduction try A 24-year-old Bloomington man was charged yesterday with child abduction after he allegedly tried to lure the 3-year-old daughter of his former girlfriend into his vehi-cle over the weekend.

Bobby D. Jenkins, 903 N. College appeared in McLean County Circuit Court yesterday. He posted a $5,000 personal recognizance bond to appear in court again April 26. PICKS Oak Reproduction Furniture COLLEGE HILLS HULL 452-3024 HKkory Poult Mall.

Oecitur North Point PIlH. Peonj his mother, Joann Ogborn, Sunny-land; maternal grandmother, Myrtle Wilder, Sunnyland; four brothers, Chuck, Jacksonville, Tom and Terry, both of Peoria; and David, Warrensburg, two sisters, Carol Davidson, Peoria, and Cindy Gilman, Park Rapids, and his fiancee, Diane Coulter, Peoria. He was preceded in death by a son. Mr. Craig was self-employed in the aluminum siding construction business.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Charles Mitchell STREATOR Charles "Bud" Mitchell, 84, of rural Streator, a retired farmer, died at 10:25 a.m. yesterday (March 19, 1990) at St Mary's Hospital, Streator, where he had been a patient the past two weeks. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, Streator.

Burial will be in St Mary's Cemetery, Streator. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elias Funeral Home, Streator, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. He was born Feb. 12, 1906, in rural Streator, a son of William and Cora Crawford MitafcelL He married Zita M.

Wheatland Sept. 6, 1947, in Streator. She died May 9, 1987. Surviving are two daughters, Jane Mitchell, Pontiac, and Joan Mitchell, Streator; and one son, John Mitchell, Streator. He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers and two sisters, one in infancy.

Mr. Mitchell lived in the Streator area all his life. He farmed the Mitchell farm that had been in his family for more than 100 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Ethiel Walker CONGERVILLE Ethiel Walker, 76, of Congerville died at 2:45 p.m. yesterday (March 19, 1990) at Eureka Community Hospital. Robert. Pries Funeral Home, Lacon, is in charge of arrangements. Walter H.

Teesdale PONTIAC The Rev. Walter H. Teesdale, 83, a resident of Even-glow Lodge, Pontiac, died at 6:10 p.m. yesterday (March 19, 1990) at the lodge. He was taken to Raleigh J.

Harris Funeral Home, Pontiac. Barbara Fetzer STREATOR Barbara Fetzer, 63, of Streator died at 2:13 p.m. yesterday (March 19, 1990) at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, where she had been a patient since Wednesday. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Elias Funeral Home, Streator, the Rev.

Leonard C. Beenken of Park Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Streator, the daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Brown Yeager. She married Donald K. Fetzer Feb. 15, 1953, in Streator.

He survives in Streator. Also surviving are one daughter, Patricia Ferguson, Streator; one sister, Betty Yuhas, Streator; and one granddaughter. Her parents and one son preceded her in death. Mrs. Fetzer lived in Streator her entire life.

She had been employed at Illinois Valley Dairy and North-lawn Grade School, both in Streator. She was a member of Park Presbyterian Church and the Eagles Auxiliary, serving as its district secretary. She and her husband were the coordinators for Muscular Dystrophy Association fund drives in Streator. Memorials may be made to MDA or the church restoration fund. Anna Beutel TREMONT Anna Beutel, 85, of Tremont died at 7:45 p.m.

yesterday (March 19, 1990) at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Morton. She was taken to Davis Mortuary, Tremont. Bloomington-Normal George Y. Lesher The memorial service of George Yohe Lesher, 64, of East Green-bush, N.Y., formerly of Normal, an international figure in medicinal chemistry, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington.

The Revs. David P. Dees and Gordon B. White will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. He was cremated. William J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Rensselaer, was in charge of New York arrangements.

Mr. Lesher was dead at 1:27 p.m. Saturday (March 17, 1990) at Albany Medical Center, Albany, after his canoe capsized in the strong currents of the Normans Kill near Guilderland, N.Y., north of Albany. An outdoorsman and experienced canoeist, he was on an outing with the Adirondack Mountain Club of Schenectady and Guilderland. Mr.

Lesher was born Feb. 22, 1926, at Mount Erie, a son of George G. and Edna Yohe Lesher. He married Louise Elliot, whp survives. Other survivors include his parents, Westminster Village, 2025 E.

Lincoln Bloomington; one son, Richard Chicago; one daughter, Roberta L. Lesher, East Green-bush; and two brothers, Forrest Lee, Ashland, and Robert Mundelein. Mr. Lesher, who attended Normal Community High School, graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in organic chemistry and minors in mathematics and literature. He receive his master's degree in organic chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D.

at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. He joined Sterling Drug a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak in 1952 and advanced to positions of increasing importance over the years in the firm's medicinal chemistry department He was a group leader, senior research chemist, senior research associate, assistant director and section head before being named Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute's first institute fellow in 1982. Mr. Lesher was named to the position in recognition of his significant career accomplishments in medicinal chemistry research. He held that position at the time of his death.

Among his achievements is discovery of two new classes of therapeutic agents from which have emerged three commercial drugs for the treatment of heart disease and bacterial infections. Mr. Lesher was holder or co-holder of more than 140 patents and wrote approximately 40 scientific papers and presentations. In addition to the Adirondack Mountain Club, he was a member of the Albany Ski Club, the Schenectady Winter Sports Club, the American Chemical Society, and the Dutch Reformed Church, East Greenbush. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Bloomington. many years at St Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley. She was a member of the United Church of Christ of Spring Valley. High students make essay final Two University High School seniors have made the final round of the 24th annual essay contest sponsored by the Illinois Editors' Traffic Safety Seminar. Carla Croissant, 105 Nottingham Chase, and Jason Turner, 1438 E.

College both of Normal, are among 119 seniors whose essays were chosen from more than 1,100 entries. "My program for improving teens' traffic safety record" was the theme for this year's contest Ten winners five male and five female will win a share of $7,000 in scholarships provided by the AAA-Chicago Motor Club. First prize is a $2,000 scholarship, with $1,000 going to the second-place essay. The other eight will each receive $500 scholarships. Awards will be presented in May.

A panel of health and safety educators from the University of Illinois will judge the 500-word essays based on original thinking and writing skills, and also will look for new, feasible, well-supported ideas. ACTIVITIES Water safety course A Red Cross water safety instructors course will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday evening in April and on May 2 at the Illinois State University's McCormick Pool. Cost is $30. Participants must be at least 17 and have some previous water cards.

A list of the required courses and registration may be done at the Red Cross McLean County Chapter office, Bloomington. NOTICE On March 31, all sites in Hudson Township Cemeteries: Hudson, East Kaufman Hudson West Messer will be cleared for spring. All decorations must be removed prior to that date. If you have any questions, please contact Alan Rollins at 726-1564 TERRY WOITH INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES is relocating FRANK MANGINA GORDON SHEPHERD AGENCY and INSURANCE AGENCY to 102 E. MARKET, BLOOMINGTON Ph.

829-2763 or 829-2359 Effective Immediately Kibler-Smith Memorial Home 1104 N. Main Street Gary L. Jewett Funeral Director A TRUSTED NAME IN FUNERAL SERVICE.

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