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www.pantagraph.com The Pantagraph Tuesday, June 1, 2004 A7 OBITUARIES CENTRAL ILLINOIS Normajean L. Douglas MOUNT PULASKI Normajean L. Douglas, 65, of Mount Pulaski died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at her residence. Service: Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elkhart Cemetery, Glenn Michaelis presiding. There will be no visitation. Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Lung Association. Survivors: her husband, Willis Larry Douglas; her mother, Zerelda Michaelis, Lincoln; two daughters, Tami (Chris) Sprague, Lincoln, and Tori (Mike) Cox, Springfield; one brother, Glenn (Mary) Michaelis, Lincoln; and 10 grandchildren. Emily C.Goldie Emily C. Goldie, 88, of Dwight, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Heritage Manor, Dwight. Service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight, the Rev. William Gardner officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial: Goodfarm Cemetery, Dwight. Survivors: one sister, Dorothy (Dick) Hicks, Fredricktown, Mo. Merle Gene Goode MANSFIELD Merle Gene Goode, 74, of Mansfield died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Farmer City. Burial: Grandview Memorial Gardens, rural Champaign, Pastor Matthew McNealy officiating. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 106 N. Main St., Farmer City, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Farmer City. Survivors: two sons, Merle (Joyce) Goode and Phillip Goode, both of Mansfield; one daughter, Amy Goode, Mansfield; one sister, Louise (Gene) Crowley, Mansfield; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. James Hodgman DWIGHT James "Hodge" Hodgman, 75. of 118 E. Semi nole, Dwight, died at 9 p.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Joliet Hospice House. Service: 11 p.m. Wednesday at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, the Rev. William Lepin officiating. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery,. Dwight. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Joliet Area Hospice or Dwight Historical Society. Survivors: One sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Peeke, Plainfield; one brother, Len "Lansing" Hodgman, Joliet. James Mounce STREATOR James "Jim-Shoe" Edward Mounce, 21, of Streator died at 12:47 a.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, Mo. Service: 11 a.m. Friday at James Mounce Solon, Baker and Telford Funeral Home, Streator, the Rev. Alan Janney officiating. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Survivors: his father Edward Dalton (fiancee Judy Lucas) ittj Mounce, Walnut Shade, Mo.; his mother Rhonda (fiance David Logsdon) Crawford, Streator; four brothers, Tommy Crawford, Streator; Randall Kuster, Aurora; Jason (Julie) Mounce, Streator; and Jeremy (Amy) Mounce, Marseilles; three sisters, Laci Logsdon, Streator; Tiffany Logsdon, Streator; and Judi Mounce, Long Beach, Calif.; two half sisters, Lori Mounce and Terri Mounce, both of Long Beach, Calif.; his grandmother, Beulah Janney, Streator; and his grandfather, Luther Mounce, Streator. William M.Noe EL PASO William M. Noe,. 68, of Indianapolis, died at 2 a.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 2720 E. 86th St. Indianapolis, Ind. His funeral will today at Union Methodist William Noe Funerals today Bedeker, Donald, 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, Streator. Mayer, Harold E., 11 a.m. at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy. Miller, Lloyd L., 10 a.m. at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac. Rhoda, Verna E., 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Chenoa. Funerals pending Adams, Phyllis A., 78, of Minier, 12:01 p.m. Monday (May 31, 2004) at Hopedale Medical Complex, Hope-dale. Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. Pena, Marco, 26, 1700 N. School St., Normal, 2:31 p.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Evergreen Lake, Hudson. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Tinta, Mattie L., 80, Chenoa, 9:55 p.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Meadows Mennonite Home, Chenoa. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa. Witte, Bernadine, 101', formerly of Bloomington, 6:25 p.m. Sunday (May 30, 2004) at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home. Lebanon. Carmody-Fly-nn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. and sisters, Carroll, Richard, Ruth, Millford, Kenny, Eddie, Betty, Buella, Orville, Jackie, and Lucielle (died at birth) and granddaughter, Tami Ann (died at birth). Marjorie is survived by her loving husband, Edwin Peasley, her son, Nick (Patty) Sylvester; daughter, Bonnie (Kim) Stager; Ed's daughter, Paula Kloster; five grandchildren, Kitty (Jere-mie) Wilson; Ryan (Katie) Stager; Marlyse (Scott) Johnson; Zach Kloster; and Andy Kloster; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Wyatt and Zach, and two more on the way; three wonderful sisters, Evelyn, Doris and Ruby; many nieces and nephews; and very special friends Patti Rudisill and Terrie Kopec; and many friends. A very special thank you to Bonnie, our hospice nurse for her kindness and grace, and to hospice for all of their help. You touched her heart. In her loving memory, do something special for someone you love. There will be no service at this time. Hermann Funeral Home, Shannon, is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established for FHN Memorial Hospice. be at noon Chapel United Church with Rev. Stephen Ras-mussen officiating. Additional services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, with the Rev. Andrew Lucas officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the memorial home. Burial with full military rites will follow in El Paso Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Cross Roads Rehabilitation Center, or The Wellness Community of Central Indiana, all in Indianapolis. William was born April 11, 1936, in Peoria, the son of May-field E. Noe and Dorothy B. Oldham. He married Peggy A. Lindsey on Dec. 29, 1957, in El Paso. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, William M. Noe of Red Oak, Texas, and Michael E. Noe of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Justin, Adrianne, Ja-clynn, Ellexus, John, Makayla, and Emily; and one great-grandson, Gavin. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. He was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, and American Legion Post 34 in Indianapolis. He retired on Nov. 30, 1981, as a major from the U.S. Army, having served for 20 years. He had a master's degree from Central Michigan University and was a graduate of the University of Texas in El Paso, Texas. Emma B. Pavlick STREATOR Emma B. Pavlick, 96, formerly of 111 Pon-derosa Drive, Streator, now residing at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Streator, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday (May 30, 2004) at 1 .V - J Emma Pavlick Heritage Manor. Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephens Church, Streator. Father Jeffrey Lawrence will be the celebrant. Burial: St , Stephens Ceme-W i tery, Streator. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Elias Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m., led by Mike Pavlick, nephew. Survivors: two sons, Edward Pavlick, McNabb; and George (Joanne) Pavlick, Streator; and two daughters, Dorothy Bunn, Streator; and Marcella (Jack) Mahon, Carmi; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Marjorie Peasley HUDSON Marjorie Ann Peasley, Oct. 27, 1934 May 29, 2004, a loving wife, mother and friend, passed away in her sleep after seven months with cancer. For those whose life she touched with her grace, she will live forever in our hearts. Marge, of Shannon, a Hudson native, loved many things, of most importance were her family and friends. She would give you the shirt she was wearing if you needed it. Giving was what made her feel good. She loved to cook, plant flowers, watch the birds, go fishing, do crafts and take special trips with her husband, Ed, and many friends. She loved going to the "boat" and lady luck was always on her side. . Marge was born in Hudson, a daughter of George and Mable Arbuckle, one of 15 children. On Sept. 29, 1974, she married the love of her life, Edwin Peasley. They lived and worked together on the farm. They commuted to Normal for work at ISU. She retired from there after 17 years. They spent their retirement enjoying one another, their "baby kid," Snert the dog, and special times with family and friends. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers 1 vl -i-- . ...'.jSSSh-.. n John II. Rogers MAROA JohnR. Rogers, 68, of Maroa died at 7:08 a.m. Sun day (May 30, 2004) at his family residence in Maroa. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, the Rev. Terry Westerfield officiating. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral J Home, Clinton. Mpmnrials John may De made to Rogers the John R. Rogers Fund for Richland Community College Scholarship Fund, Maroa United Methodist Church or OMH Hospice. He was born Nov. 9, 1935, near Maroa, a son of Clayton R. Rogers and Gladys M. Nowlin. He married Sue Jackson on April 16, 1956, in Maroa. She survives. Also surviving is one son, Tom (Becky) Rogers, Maroa; two daughters, Leesa (Bob) Ha-gen, Belleville, and Suzanne Rogers, Bloomington; two grandchildren, Andrew and Hollee Hagen; and one sister, Barbara Ann Gray, Sandwich. He is also survived and will be missed by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Roberta Young. He attended Maroa United Methodist Church. John was reared on the family grain and livestock farm and devoted his entire life to his family and farming, two of the things he loved most. His other passion was flying. Throughout high school, John was involved in Future Farmers of America, serving in various roles in the local Maroa chapter and receiving numerous awards. He served as vice president of FEA Section 16 and also received the Sectional Star Award, the State Farmer and the American Farmer Degrees. He won top honors in the Land Judging Contest at the First Last widow of Civil War veteran dies at 97 Alberta Martin By Phillip Rawls ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alberta Martin, the last widow of a Civil War veteran, died on Memorial Day, ending an un likely ascent from sharecropper's daughter to the belle of 21st century Confederate history buffs who ST f I'j paraded her v. f.fl across the I i 1 f ' ' ''il Smith Sho was 97. Martin died at a nursing home in Enterprise of complications from a heart attack she suffered May 7, said her caretaker, Dr. Kenneth Chancey. She died nearly 140 years after the Civil War ended. Her May-December marriage in the 1920s to Civil War veteran William Jasper Martin and her longevity made her a celebrated final link to the old Confederacy After living in obscurity and poverty for most of her life, in her final years the Sons of Confederate Veterans took her to conventions and rallies, often with a small Confederate battle flag waving in her hand and her clothes the colors of the rebel banner. "I don't see nothing wrong with the flag flying," she said frequently Chancey said she loved the attention. "It's like being matriarch of a large family," he said. "She was a link to the past," Chancey said Monday. "People would get emotional, holding her hand, crying and thinking about their family that suffered greatly in the past." Wayne Flynt, a Southern history expert at Auburn University, said the historical distinctiveness of the South, which is so tied to the Civil War, has been disappearing, but Martin provided people with one last chance to see that history in real life. The last widow of a Union veteran from the Civil War, Gertrude Janeway, died in January 2003 at her home in Tennessee. She was 93 and had married veteran John Janeway when she was 18. In 1997, Martin and Daisy Anderson, whose husband was a slave who ran away and joined the Union Army, were recognized at a ceremony at Gettysburg, Pa. Anderson, who lived in Denver, died in 1998 at age 97. Janeway wasn't invited to the Gettysburg event because, at the time, no one outside her family knew her whereabouts. Alberta Stewart Martin was not from the "Gone With the Wind" South of white-columned mansions and hoop skirts. She was born Alberta Stewart to sharecroppers on Dec. 4, 1906, in Danley's Crossroads, a tiny settlement built around a sawmill 70 miles south of Montgomery. Her mother died when she ' was 11. At 18, she met a cab driver named Howard Farrow, and they had a son before Farrow died in a car accident in 1926. Stewart, her fatherland her son moved to Opp. Just up the road lived William Jasper Martin, a widower born in Georgia in 1845 who had a $50-a-month Farm Progress Show in the fall of 1953. John graduated from Maroa High School in 1953 and attended the University of Illinois short course in agriculture. He was named Outstanding Young Farmer of 1961 by the Decatur Junior Chamber of Commerce. John also was active in Farm Bureau, serving as the president of the People's Committee, and was on the Macon County Farm Bureau for six years, for which he was president during 1967 and 1968. He also was a member of the Illinois National Guard. Some of John's other leadership activities included 4-H, De-Witt County Zoning Board, Corn Belt FS and Illinois Flying Farmers. He served on the Decatur Production Credit Association Board of Directors (Farm Credit Services) for 17 years. John also was a real estate agent. In 1991, he was elected to the Richland Community College Board of Trustees, serving through 1997. At that time, he was appointed to the RCC Foundation Board and served through March 2004. Together, he and his wife, Sue, were avid gardeners. A heartfelt thanks to doctor, friend and fellow pilot Dr. Greg Totel, Dr. Ed Elliott, Dr. James Wade and Pastor Terry Westerfield. Also, a special thanks to the many nurses, special caregivers and hospice personnel. Maxine A. Wilson PAXTON Maxine A. Kinney Wilson, 88, of Paxton died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday (May 31, 2004) at Heartland Health Care, Paxton, where she had been a resident for 312 years. Funeral: noon Wednesday at Church of Christ, Paxton, with the Rev. John Davenport officiating. Burial: Davis Cemetery, Fair-mount. Visitation: one hour before the service Wednesday at the church. Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Church of Christ, Paxton. Survivors: one daughter, Linda (Ike) Walker, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; three sons, Lester (Marilyn) Kinney, Sidney; Gary Kinney, Chatsworth; and Larry (Carol) Kinney, Paxton; seven grandchildren; four stepgrand-children; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grand-children; two stepsons, Harry Wilson and Donald Wilson, both of Paxton; and one brother, Thomas Shroyer, Home. Joyce P. Zapf LeROY Joyce P. Zapf, 80, of LeRoy passed away at 2:55 a.m. Monday (May 31, 2004) at ManorCare Health Services, Normal. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Chapel United Methodist Church, Boody. The Rev. Randy Grim-mett will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy. Memorial contributions may be made to LeRoy United Methodist Church Music Fund or Zion Chapel United Methodist Church, Boody. Mrs. Zapf was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Blue Mound, to Roy V. and Edna Geskins Pistorius. She married Karl T. Zapf on Aug. 19, 1945, in Galesburg. He passed away Jan. 17, 1979. Survivors include two daugh- c alvert Families Can See The Difference, Caring Compassionate Service. Family Owned & Operated ters, Karla (Rick) Lohnes, LeRoy, and Anne (Matt) Zapf-Kent, Willcox, Ariz.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchil-dren; and one brother, Neil E. (Ellie) Pistorius, Decatur. In addition to her husband, she also was preceded in death ' by her parents, one brother, ! James Alan Pistorius; and an -infant sister, Elizabeth Louise I Pistorius. She was a member of LeRoy United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and a bell ringer. She was also a member of Sigma Alpha . Tau, Zeta Tau Alpha, Skiffles ; Group in Decatur and the Illi- nois Homemakers Extension. She was a Lady Landowner. ; During World War II, she was a nurse with the Nursing Corps. .' BL00MINGT0N-N0RMAL Violet II. Espy BLOOMINGTON Violet H. Espy, 79, of 1309 Eastholme, Bloomington, died at 6:55 a.m. ; Monday (May 31, 2004) at her residence. ; Her funeral ; will be 11 a.m."' Thursday at , Calvert & Met-; zler Memorial l;T . Jl Home, Bloom-; ' .ingion, me nev. t. , 1 Peggy Vo- ''1 gelsinger offici- Violet atmg- r Burial will fol- tspy low at East Lawn Memorial Gardens,' 1 Bloomington. i Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the memori-; al home. Memorials may be . made to Second Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. Espy was born Jan. 7, . 1925, at Osman, a daughter of William and Alene Crank Adams. She married Rolland H. . "Ron" Espy on Dec. 12, 1948, at ' Bloomington. He died Dec. 13, 1996. Surviving is a sister, Othelia Bunney, Foosland; a brother, Merrill (Donna) Adams, Roberts; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and a sister, Jeanne Homes, preceded her in death. Mrs. Espy was a member of; Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. She had formerly worked for Lincoln Savings & Loan, the In-; ternational Tapetronic Co. and for the past several years for the University of Illinois Exten-; sion-McLean Co., in Bloomington. Christopher Kent NORMAL Christopher Jackson Kent, 35, of Normal, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at St. ' Louis University Hospital, St. Louis. Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Canale Funeral Home, Mem phis. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis. Survivors: his wife, Shannon Kindred Kent; one son, Christopher J. Kent Jr., Senatobia, Miss; one daughter, Morgan D. Kent, Senatobia, Miss.; two brothers, Gregory R. Kent. Ceres, Calif.; and Jeff T. Kent, ' Memphis; two sisters, Kellye K. Farris, Batesville, Miss.; and Shawn K. Keith, Memphis; and . two grandmothers, Evelyn P. Fuqua, Memphis; and Polly Dunkley. Confederate veteran's pension. The 81-year-old man struck up a few conversations with the 21-year-old neighbor and a marriage of convenience was born. "I had this little boy and I needed some help to raise him," Alberta Martin recalled in a 1998 interview. They were married on Dec. 10, 1927, and 10 months later had a son, William. She said her husband never talked much about the war, except the harsh times at Petersburg, Va. "He'd say it was rough, how the trenches were full of water. They were so hungry in Virginia that during the time they were fighting, they had to grab food as they went along." CARMODY-FLYNN WILLIAMSBURG FUNERAL HOME Bloomington - Normal's Newest Facility 18(H) Eastland Dr. Bloomington, IL 61704 663-1968 u Families appreciate the personal service of a locally owned and operated funeral home and crematory. a nun Experience... 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