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Monday, May 14, 2001 A5 www.pantagraph.com THE PANTAGRAPH Obituaries Central Illinois Guy A. Carlton ARROWSMITH - The memorial service for Guy A. Carlton, 47, of rural Arrowsmith will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, the Rev. Peggy Richards officiating. He will be cre mated. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. He died at 5:43 p.m. Friday (May 11, 2001) at his residence, Memorials may be made to an educational fund for his children or to American Heart Association. , i Guy Carlton 1 f . , f I fAr "! Hi", jr. -' - Eugene Dingledine Mr. Carlton was born Jan. 16, 1954, at Lorain, Ohio, a son of Guy E. and Elizabeth Carlton. He married Jan Dodd on July 12, 1980, at Pittsfield. She survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Jeannie Carlton, Laura Carlton, Carrie Carlton and Becky Carlton, all at home; his parents in Pittsfield; and a sister, Chris Carlton, Lexington. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul. Mr. Carlton was a 1972 graduate of Lakeview High School, Decatur, and later attended Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. He was a member of the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic weightlifting teams, winning a bronze medal in the 242-pound weight class at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. William H. Day MORTON - William H. Day, 90, of Morton died at 4:16 a.m. Sunday (May 13, 2001) at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home, Morton. Eugene Dingledine WASHINGTON -Eugene Walter Dingledine, 81, of, 28558 Irish Lane, Washington, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday (May 12, 2001) at his home. His funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evangelical United Methodist Church, Washington, the Rev. Richard Sullins officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, Washington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mason-White Funeral Home, Washington. Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church, Washington, or to Methodist Hospice. He was born Feb. 1, 1920, at Peoria, the son of Walter J. and Clara E. Hagenstoz Dingledine. He married Doris J. Dorward on Aug. 1, 1943, at Washington. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Donald J. (Diana) Dingledine, East Peoria; Edward E. Dingledine, Morrison, Colo.; and Jon E. (Jerri) Dingledine, Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Linda Sue (Robert) Hendy, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Blanche Esser; and 11 grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. John E. Jordan CLINTON The funeral of John E. Jordan, 62, of Champaign, formerly of Clinton, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. J. Kent Hickerson and Glenn Corbly officiating. Burial will be in Weldon Cemetery, Wel-don. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. He died at 6:21 a.m. Friday (May 11, 2001) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice or American Diabetes Association. Mr. Jordan was born Sept. 9, 1938, at Decatur, a son of Edwin O. and Sally M. Ard Jordan. He married Larrianne Sheets on June 5, 1959, at Weldon. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Marti (Thomas) Jordan-Welch, Johnson City, Tenn.; one son, Dennis (Jenny) Jordan, Champaign; and two brothers, James V. (Marilyn) Jordan, Decatur; and Jerry L. (Mary) Jordan, Clinton. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Nicole Welch, Emily Welch and Sarah Phillips. He was preceded in death by one son and his parents. He was a farmer and a member of Farm Bureau. George Meadows KENNEY George Donald "Cobb" Meadows. 76. of Kenney died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday (May 12, 2001) at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur. Robinson, Otis J., 1 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Bloomington. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Blooming-ton. Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. George Meadows His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Pleasant Valley Ceme tery, Kenney. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. todayat the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kenney Civic League or Kenney Heritage Association. He was born Aug. 24, 1924, at Kenney, a son of George Adel-bert and Anise M. Woodward Meadows. He married Ruth Jones Rybolt on Jan. 6, 1962, at Clinton. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Roger (Kathy) Rybolt, Argenta; a daughter, Dona (Dan) Alexander, Kenney; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The grandchildren are Bob (Michelle) Alexander, Clinton; Kristie Wall, Kenney; Rob (Cybill) Rybolt, Clinton; and Rich Rybolt, Kenney. Also surviving is a niece, Jean Gullian of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. Mr. Meadows was a member of Kenney Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, during which he received the Purple Heart in France. He was a member of American Legion and VFW. He was a retired rural letter carrier in Kenney. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all. James Morecraft LINCOLN -The visitation for James "Buck" Morecraft, 80, of 519 N. College St., Lincoln, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kerrigan Funeral Home, Lincoln. There will be no service. He will be cremated. He died at 6:01 p.m. Saturday (May 12, 2001) at his home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to Vis-itating Nurse Association of Central Illinois Hospice Care. He was born Aug. 8, 1920, at Pit-wood, a son of Herman and Bessie Hughes Morecraft. He married Betty Starling Baggett on May 30, 1966, in Georgia. She survives. Survivors include six sons, Richard Morecraft, Key West, Fla.; David Morecraft, Gardner; James Morecraft, dimming, Ga.; Gary Baggett, Joliet; Jeffery Baggett, El Paso; and Michael Morecraft, Lincoln; two daughters, Donna Ami-don, Downers Grove; and Glenda Smith, Titusville, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Morecraft and Merle Morecraft, both of Guthrie, Okla.; a sister, Bonnie Fay, Watseka; 30 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. Mr. Morecraft was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW Post 1756 and American Legion Post 263, all in Lincoln. Mr. Morecraft was a self-employed carpenter and contractor, retiring in 1989. Myrtle Morford McLEAN Myrtle Faye Morford, 101, of McLean died at 8 p.m. Saturday (May 12, 2001) at Heritage Manor, Normal, where she had 'resided since 1998. Arrangements are pending at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. Kenneth R. Shepherd PONTIAC - Kenneth R. Shepherd, 82, of 528 E. Livingston, Pontiac, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday (May 13, 2001) at Livingston Manor Nursing Home, Pontiac. His funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Pontiac, the Rev. James O. Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Duffy Funeral Home, Pontiac, and for one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund or a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Shepherd was born March 19, 1919, at Odell, a son of Ralph and Elsie Highland Shepherd. He married Mildred Ruth Mansfield on Feb. 9, 1946, at Odell. She died Sept. 23, 1999. Other survivors include two sons, Robert (Dorothy) Shepherd, Pontiac: and Master Sgt. Kenneth (Vera) Shepherd, Evansville, Ind.; two daughters, Linda (David) 'Kottyan. Millfield, Ohio; and Marie (Gary) Morgan, Pontiac; a brother, Donald (Maxine) Shepherd, Odell; and a sister, Mildred (Clyde) Rain-bolt of Florida; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. His parents and a brother, Elmer Shepherd, preceded him in death. Mr. Shepherd was a member of First Baptist Church, Pontiac. He also was a member of VFW and Americar! Legion of Pontiac, and was a charter member of Lake Wildwood Association. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a tech sergeant in the 9th Army Ordinance from 1942 to 1945 in Italy and North Africa. He was educated in Odell schools. He was retired from Inter-lake, and he owned and operate Shepherd's Pet and Sporting Shop in Pontiac from 1959 to 1973. Norma J. Spain ELLIOTT Norma J. Spain, 63, of rural Elliott died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday (May 13, 2001) at her home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, rural Elliott, the Rev. William Hecht officiating. Burial will be in Elliott Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. She was born Aug. 29, 1937, at Paxton, a daughter of Glen and Lois M. Dodd Snider. She married Wilbur L. Spain on Oct. 10, 1970, at Potomac. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Pam (Rick) Kerns, Elliott; a brother, Steve Snider; and two grandchildren. Her parents preceded her in death. Bloomington-Normal Leanore Herzog BLOOMINGTON Leanore Herzog, 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Dixon, died Sunday (May 13, 2001) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with Rabbi Paul Kaplan officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. There' will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Temple Sholom, Sterling. She was born Sept. 16, 1914, at Goshen, Ind., the daughter of Joseph and Jeanette Wolfe Kramer, She married Fredrick William Herzog on June 4, 1950, at Goshen. He died Nov. 28, 2000. Survivors include two sons, Michael (Elaine) Herzog, Bloomington; and David Herzog, Chicago; and two grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Gabert and Raymond Kramer. Mrs. Herzog had been a clerk at Klines Department Store, Dixon, for several years before retirement. She was a member of Temple Sholom, Sterling. Gary Olson BLOOMINGTON -Gary Lee Olson, 51, of 408 W. Emerson St., Bloomington, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday (May 11, 2001) at his home. His memorial service will be 3 p.m. today at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Russell E. Noble will officiate. Private inurnment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. He will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. He was born Nov. 12, 1949, in Aurora, a son of Louis F. and Marjorie Joyce Seidelman Olson. He married L. Darlene Phillips on June 24, 1989, in Clinton. She survives. Also surviving are his father, Louis F. (Pat) Olson, Macomb; four stepdaughters, Samantha (Andrew) Noe, Ellsworth; Amanda and Shan-na Brown, both of Bloomington; and Destiny Brown, Normal; a stepson, Billy (Nancy) Hopson, Leland; a brother, Terry B. (Debbie) Olson, Sycamore; two stepbrothers, Bradley L. Dickey, Atlanta, Ga.; and John Sinclair Dickey, Heyworth. Three stepgrandchildren, Bren-den and Bailey Hopson of Leland and Esperanza Garcia, Normal, also survive. His mother preceded him in death. Mr. Olson was a concrete truck driver for McLean County Concrete and formerly worked for Stark Excavating. He was a mem--ber of the Teamsters Local of Bloomington. Gary was a veteran of the Vietnam War. cry - v L A ' ! i . It w JJ ; ' j h. . ,, " - , A 'V5k - dHJ! I The PsntagraphLORI ANN COOK Dynamic duo Mike Stauffer dressed as Batman and Randy Clawson dressed as Robin, both of Normal, waved as they approached the birthday party for Stauffer's 3-year-old nephew, Skyler Wright of Bloomington. Skyler's hero is Batman but until Stauffer revealed the man behind the mask Skyler would have nothing to do with him. Mob, terrorism prosecutor suggested for Chicago post CHICAGO (AP) - A veteran federal prosecutor who has won convictions against members of New York's Gambino organized crime family and World Trade Center bombers was recommended Sunday for U.S. attorney in Chicago. ' Patrick J. Fitzgerald, 40, co-chief of the organized crime and terrorism unit for the U.S. attorney's office in the Southern District of New York, was a dark-horse pick with no known political ties to Illinois. He is no relation to U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill., who is recommending him to President Bush following long search for a successor to Democratic appointee Scott Lassar as Chicago's top federal prosecutor. If nominated by Bush and confirmed by the Senate, Fitzgerald will inherit command of the investigation into the biggest political scandal in Illinois in decades: massive bribes paid to officials in return for drivers licenses when Gov. George Ryan was secretary of state. The choice of Fitzgerald came as a surprise. His name was not among several that had figured in months of speculation about who would succeed Lassar, who had served notice he would be leaving no later than Labor Day. Ryan forces have been saying the three-year license investigation has dragged on too long and there has been speculation on "He (Patrick Fitzgerald) is well credentialed and has an excellent background. Without knowing him but based on his credentials, he is the type of person who could see this investigation through to the end." Joseph A. Power Jr., attorney whether a new U.S. attorney would be as aggressive as Lassar in pursuing it. Fitzgerald declined to comment on the drivers license scandal or other pending cases when introduced by the senator Sunday at a news conference. The son of Irish immigrants and a graduate of the Harvard Law School, Patrick Fitzgerald said he is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. "I'm an independent," he told reporters. Sen. Fitzgerald said a professional prosecutor with a streak of professional independence was just what he wanted. The senator said that at the outset of his search he consulted outgoing FBI director Louis Freeh. "I asked Mr. Freeh who in his opinion were the best prosecutors in the country and one of the first names he mentioned was Pat Fitzgerald," the senator said. Patrick Fitzgerald graduated from Harvard's law school one year ahead of Sen. Fitzgerald's wife, Nina. But aides to the senator said the two apparently had never met while at Harvard. In New York, Fitzgerald has the reputation of a tough, no-nonsense prosecutor who doesn't relish bantering with reporters. He is trusted ' by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White and was by her side when law enforcement officials gathered the night in July 1996 when TWA Flight 800 burst into flames over Long Island and 230 aboard were killed. In initial reaction, attorney Joseph A. Power Jr., who played a major role in bringing the Illinois drivers-license scandal to light, said the choice "would appear to be bove any criticism from any source." "He (Patrick Fitzgerald) is well credentialed and has an excellent background," Power said. "Without knowing him but based on his credentials, he is the type of person who could see this investigation through to the end." Lassar spokesman Randall Sam-born said the U.S. attorney "looks forward to working with him to assure a smooth transition." Brochure to inform officials of stalkers SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The Illinois secretary of state police department is creating a new program to teach public officials what to do if they believe they are being stalked or threatened. A new brochure that will be distributed to public officials includes ways to identify signs of stalking, such as unwarranted gifts and threats, and suggests protective tactics and what to do if they are being stalked. The department also is creating the Stalking Threat Assessment Reaction Team, which includes a 24-hour hotline for state officials to call if they feel they are in danger, said Capt. Mike Pippen, a unit commander with the secretary of state police. "Unfortunately, anyone that's in the public eye runs this risk," Sen. Lisa Madigan, D-Chicago said. 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