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www.herald-review.com THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 DECATUR, ILLINOIS LOCAL D3 OBITUARIES MACON COUNTY Askins DECATUR Imo J. Askins, 74, Decatur, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2010). No services. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Services and Care. Bode WARRENSBURG -Charles T. Bode, 78, of War-rensburg, IL died 5:47 a.m., Tuesday October 5, 2010 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Mass of Resurrection will be 10 :00 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2010 at St. Thomas Catholic Church with Fr Rick Weltin presiding. Visi Charles Bode l ARMY tation will be 6 to 8 P.M., Thursday October 7 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with a prayer service at 5:30 P.M. Burial will be in Mt. Joy Cemetery, near Atlanta, IL, with full military rites conducted by Macon County Honor Guard of Decatur. Memorials: Habitat for Humanity or Barclay Library of Warrensburg. Charles was born January 29, 1932 in Lincoln, IL, the son of Charles L. and Ellen (Welch) Bode. He married Abby Turner on December 26, 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Atlanta, IL. Charles was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. He worked for Borg Warner for 18 years, retiring in 1994. Charles was a craftsman, enjoyed woodworking, and had a special passion for Habitat for Humanity. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1952-1954. He is survived by his wife Abby of Warrensburg, IL; son C. Timothy (Sheryl) Bode of LaGrange Park, IL; daughters Jeanine (Barry) Rolett of Peoria Heights, IL, Suzanne (Gerald) Blohm of Fox River Grove, IL; grandchildren Burl and Ellynn Rolett, Ryan and Secilia Cox-Bode, Bode, Delaney and Lucca Blohm; brother James (Anna) Bode of Lincoln, IL; sisters Carolyn Gavras of S. Hebron, IN, Teresa (Alvin Klockenga of Lincoln, IL, Elizabeth (Ronald) Patterson of Bloomington, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Margaret Payne. Condolences may be left to the family at www. brintlinger andearl.com. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.comherald-review Obituaries. asp' j Culp MAROA Reva E. Culp, 89, of Maroa died 8:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 4, 2010) in her family residence. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Illini Congregational United Church of Christ, Warrensburg, with the Rev. Jean Reva Culp Eyrich Pennell officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg. Memorials: Illini Congregational United Church of Christ or Cancer Care Specialists of Decatur. Reva was born April 24, 1921, in Austin Township, Maroa, the daughter of Louis and Jessie Heft Emery. She was a member of Illini Congregational United Church of Christ. She was a retired business teacher, having taught in DePue, Rochester, Hopedale, Stanford and Mount Pulaski. She married John W. Culp on June 11, 1955, in Mount Pulaski. He preceded her in death May 5, 1973. Surviving are her son, Craig Culp of Maroa; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Culp; brother-in-law, Everett Streentz. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Renee Sue Culp; brother, Loren "Bud" Emery; and sister, Wilna Streentz. The family would like to thank the Cancer Care Specialists of Decatur, especially nurses Ann and Amy, and her friends at Illini Congregational United Church of Christ for their thoughts and payers over the last 3'2 years. Online guest book at Obituaries. aspXX DEATHS LISTED Decatur, Macon County ADAMS, Shamar L., Decatur ASKINS, Imo J., Decatur BODE, Charles T., Warrensburg BUCKLEY, Bobbie, Decatur CLARK, Joyce R., Decatur CULP, Reva E., Maroa D0DWEU, Julia K., Decatur LIPE, Lester P. Jr., Decatur MINKS, Mary Lou, Blue Mound RALPH, John B. Ill, Decatur STICKLES, Dixie, Decatur V0UGHT, Wayne E.. Decatur WEBB, Lillian I., Macon WIGGINS, llene, Decatur WILLIAMS, Gladys, Decatur Central Illinois ALBERT, William Stuart, Clinton ; BLILER, James W, Shelbyville BL0M, Delia Elizabeth, Altamont J KAUFFMAN, Sarah J., Chesterville KIFER, Donald C, Ste. Marie LINDER, Roy Eugene, Charleston PAUL, Mark K., Toledo SHAIN, Earletta, Sullivan : W00TEN, Deloris Virginia, Robinson 1 The Herald & Review publishes "; free death notices including date of death and service arrangements. Basic obituaries are published for i; a flat fee of S25 or S45 with a photo. There are limits on the amount of information included in basic obituaries. Expanded obituaries, which include additional information desired by the family of the deceased, are published for $10 per column inch plus a flat fee of $10. Custom obituaries, which are print-ed exactly as submitted, cost the ' same as expanded obituaries but must be e-mailed to obitherald-review.com. Paid obituaries must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. for next-day publication, and free . notices must be received no later i than 5 p.m. On Fridays, the deadline is 1 p.m. for all obituaries. The obituary desk is open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. daily except on Friday, when the hours are 9 a.m. to 1 - p.m. Call 421-7969 or 1-800-453-3639. L The news room fax number is 421- i 7965. The Herald & Review will : provide 10 copies of the newspaper for each paid obituary. Those copies can be picked up at the Her- : aid & Review office, 601 E. William St., Decatur. Individuals who have : served in the U.S. armed ; forces. Obituary includes online ,i I guest book at f '"""J www.legacy.comherald- reviewObituaries, asp Dodweil DECATUR Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend, Julia K. Dodweil, 96, of Decatur, LL, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at Heartland Health Care Center, Decatur, LL. Graveside services will be Julia Dodweil 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, IL. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, will be handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association or Promiseland Ministries of Warrensburg, IL. Julia was born March 26, 1914 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of William and Celia (Lincoln) Sawyer. She married Robert L. Dodweil in 1939 in Decatur, IL. Julia resided in Florida for 30 years where she was involved in many clubs and theaters and a member of Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven, FL. She was a lifetime school teacher, mostly in the Warrensburg area. Julia was a member of Promiseland Ministries of Warrensburg, LL and Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her children Diana C. Buttrum and husband Morris of Decatur, IL, Linda L. Wilson of Collinsville, IL; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; nephew David Lancaster of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Richard Hathaway, two sisters, and one brother. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the caregivers at Heartland Health Care Center for all their kindness and loving care given to Julia. Condolences may be left to the family at www.brintlinger andearl.com. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.comherald-review Obituaries, asp BIRTHS Decatur Memorial MATHEWS, Ahmaad Rashad and Brittany Cunningham, Decatur, girl, Oct. 4. McDANIEL, Malcolm Lee and Tiffany Sullivan, Decatur, boy, Oct. 4. i SPRINGER, Haley, Pana, girl, Oct. 4. ; STEPHENSON, Jamie Bradley and Katie Cassell, boy, Oct. 4. rDURBIN, Michael James and : Heather DeVore, Decatur, boy, Oct. 5. SMITH, Tyler Lamar and Letha , ; (Pratt), Decatur, girl, Oct. 5. : Adams DECATUR Shamar L. Adams, 24, Decatur, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2010). Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Church of the Living God Temple 3. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by: Walker Funeral Service and Chapel. Buckley DECATUR Bobbie Buckley, Burleson, Texas, formerly of Decatur, retired first-grade teacher, died Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2010). Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burleson, Bobbie Buckley Texas. Arrangements by: Lone Star Cremations, Burleson. Survivors: husband, William; children, Kenneth, Barbara, Ericka, and Kenny; sisters, Barbara, Jeanne and Margaret; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents. Online guest book at Minks BLUE MOUND - Mary Lou (Bondurant) Johnson Minks, 74, of Blue Mound, IL passed away with her family by her side at 6:00 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 4, 2010) at Decatur Memorial Hospital. A service to Mary Minks celebrate Mary Lou's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 9, 2010) at Blue Mound United Methodist Church. The services will be officiated by Rev. George Adam and Rev. Dr. Ellen Moma. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday (Oct. 8, 2010) at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound and also one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Easter Seals. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff. com. Mrs. Minks was born on January 8, 1936 in Hillsboro, IL, the daughter of Leland and Luella (Toberman) Bondurant. Mary Lou was the receptionist for Dr. Mullin and Dr. McGhee in Decatur, IL and for Dr. Douglas Shroy-er in Blue Mound. She owned and operated a gift shop in Decatur, IL. She was a member of Blue Mound United Methodist Church and the P.E.O. Chapter MH of Decatur where she was a past president. Mary Lou enjoyed shopping, decorating, playing bridge and golf. She especially loved her grandchildren, attending all of their school and sporting events. Mary Lou married Fred P. Johnson on December 18, 1955. He preceded her in death in 1991. She later married Chester Minks on June 23, 2000. Surviving are her husband: Chester Minks of Blue Mound, IL; daughters: Tjode (Dr. Douglas) Shroyer of Blue Mound, IL and Tracy Johnson of Decatur, IL; son: Steven ( Jacki) Johnson of Dallas, TX; sister: Beverly (Dave) Baugher of Hillsboro, IL; grandchildren: Sarah Shroyer of South Beloit, LL, Anne Shroyer of Blue Mound, IL, David Shroyer of Blue Mound, IL, Tony (Jen) Johnson of Italy, TX, Andrew Johnson of Waxahachie, TX and Zachary Johnson of Waxahachie, TX; great grandchildren: Colby Johnson and Zoie Johnson; her beloved dog: Charlie. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Fred P. Johnson. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, DMH 5th floor nursing staff and DMH Car-dio Vascular Unit for their caring and compassion during her time of need. A special thanks to the angels among us who have faithfully sent prayers, cards, food and have shown love over the past six months. Dawson & Wikoff of Blue Mound "A Life Celebration Home" Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.comherald-review Obituaries. aspJ Clark DECATUR Joyce R. Clark, 76, Decatur, homemak-er, died Sunday (Oct. 3, 2010). Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday, Salvation Army Citadel. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Memorials: to the family. Send condolences: www.dawson-wikoff.com. Lipe DECATUR - Lester P. Lipe Jr., 89, Decatur, World War II and Korean War Navy veteran and retired Decatur city treasurer and accountant, died Sept. 29, 2010. Mass of Res NAVY urrection: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. James Catholic Church. Visitation was Wednesday. Private burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, with military rites. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Memorials: Multiple Sclerosis Society. Send condolences: www. brintlingerandearl.com. Ralph DECATUR - John B. Ralph III, 59, Decatur, died Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2010). Arrangements incomplete: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Williams DECATUR - Gladys (Hays) Williams, 97, of Auburn, Ind., formerly of Decatur, 111., passed away October 2, 2010 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn, Ind. following a brief illness. A service of memory and tribute will be Gladys Williams held at GracelandFairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur, 111., at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010, with the Rev. Dr. William C. Ellis of Scott Depot, W.Va. officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Macon County Memorial Park in Harristown, 111. Memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church Memorial, 1203 E. 7th St. Auburn, IN 46706. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com. Gladys was born December 8, 1912, in Macon County, 111., to William Asberry Hays and Mamie Eulalia (Hinsey) Hays. Gladys graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in Decatur, 111., in 1931. She married Oman A. Williams December 8, 1933. He died September 1, 1989. She lived in Decatur, 111., until she moved to Auburn, Ind., in 2001. She was a longtime member of Peoples Church of God in Decatur, 111., where she served as president of the Women of the Church of God for six years and, along with her husband, as a youth teacher and counselor for eight years. After moving to Auburn, Ind., she was a member of the Auburn Presbyterian Church, eventually transferring her membership to First United Methodist Church in order to attend services with her son and daughter-in-law until the time of her passing. She had a love for gospel music and was an avid reader. Over the years, she developed a great interest in politics and sports - especially for the Chicago Cubs. Gladys was a staunch Christian who loved the Lord with all that was in her. She was known to be a caring friend to those around her. She is survived by three children, Oman Dale (wife, Maureen) Williams of Auburn, Ind.; Edwin Keith (wife, Shirley) Williams of Aurora, Colo.; Ben Eugene (wife, Karen) Williams of Darley, England; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mamie Hays; brothers William Clarence Hays and Walter Dean Hays; sister Pearl Irene Hays; husband Oman A. Williams; daughter-in-law E. Jane Williams and grandson Brian Williams. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.comherald-review Obituaries, asp A. i Stickles DECATUR Dixie Stickles, 73, Decatur, died Saturday (Oct. 2, 2010). Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Memorials: to the family. Send condolences: www.moranand goebel.com. Vought DECATUR - Wayne E. "Smok'n OLA" Vought, 49, Decatur, died Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2010). Arrangements incomplete: Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Webb MACON - Lillian I. True-blood Webb, 76, Macon, Borg-Warner Corp. employee, died Sunday (Oct. 3, 2010). Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Memorials: American Cancer Society. Send condolences: www. brintlingerandearl.com. Wiggins DECATUR llene Wiggins, 74, Decatur, died Sept. 29, 2010. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, GracelandFairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial: Macon County Memorial Park, Harris-town, with "Flight Home" ceremony. Memorials: to the family. Send condolences: www.gracelandfairlawn.com. CENTRAL ILLINOIS Kauffman CHESTERVILLE Sarah J. Miller Kauffman, 95, Chesterville, bakery owner, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2010). Services: 9 a.m. Friday in her grandson Paul M. Miller's residence, 334 North County Road 425 East, south of Chesterville. Visitation: before the funeral in the residence. Burial: Miller Cemetery, Areola. Arrangements by: Edwards Funeral Home, Areola. Member: Old Order Amish Faith. Surviving: children, Andy Miller, Bloomfield, Iowa; Lonnie Miller, Mattoon; Clara Beachy, Millersburg, Ind.; Allen Miller, Middlebury, Ind.; Erma Hochstetler, Nap-panee, Ind.; Lorraine Miller, Cassopolis, Mich,; Ervin Miller, Areola; Howard Miller, Arthur; and Betty Chupp, Chesterville; 51 grandchildren, 139 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and three step-brothers. Preceded by: parents; two husbands, Menno J. Miller and Monroe R. Kauffman; one son; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister. Online guest book at Obituaries. aspLl 6E9i Benjamin F. Edwards &Co. J INVESTMENTS A. CENF.BATfO.NS Quote of the Day "Nothing will work unless you do." John Wooden Arventa Larry L. Calvert Director ValuSmart Series 1000 Starts1 S SH! Bliler SHELBYVILLE James W. Bliler, passed peacefully on October 4, 2010. He was born July 1, 1931 in &ifP Mosquito Town-SM? ship, Macon VrV County, Illinois army to Edmund and Haldene (Scott) Bliler. Jim was married on December 26, 1953 to Virginia Nell, (nee Cooper). He graduated from Illiopolis High School in 1949. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1953 and later received his master's from there in guidance and counseling. Jim served in the Army, in Fort Knox, KY, as a Captain. He moved to Shelbyville in 1962 and worked for many years as Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Guidance Counselor, and Director of Special Education, for Shelbyville schools. Jim served as an elder and Sunday School teacher at the Shelbyville Disciples of Christ Church and later was a member of the Cornerstone Community Fellowship Church. He was a long time member of the Shelby County Mental Health Board. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nell, children Jamie Hirt and Scott (Terry) Bliler, all of Mundelein, granddaughters Emily, Lucy, Jessica, and Polly, sister Rosaline (Ray) McKeever of Illiopolis, sisters-in-law Mimi Kmetz and Marilyn Bliler, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William, Haldon, and Herbert, and his son-in-law, Joseph Hirt. Jim had a deep faith in Jesus Christ and loved serving the church body. His family was very important to him, especially his granddaughters. He loved spending time on the lake, reading and golfing. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 11 at Cornerstone Community Fellowship Church in Shelbyville at 11:00am. The graveside service will be private. Condolences to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneral home.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Community Fellowship Church or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.comherald-reviewObituaries.asp,yjmJ Blom ALTAMONT - Delia Elizabeth Blom, 97, Altamont, formerly of Effingham, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2010). Arrangements incomplete: Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont. Kifer STE. MARIE Donald C. Kifer, 77, Ste. Marie, died Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2010). Arrangements incomplete: Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton. 0BITUARIESD4 KIT & PETE PAULIN 876-0649 2884 NORTH MONROE STREET. DECATUR. IL Clinton Maroa Serving All Faiths There is a difference... Caring compassion, attention to detail. Reduce Power Bills Willi jciiciuy Efficient Windows White Double Hung Welded Main Frame & Sash Double PaneInsulated Glass Lifetime Warranty ANY SIZE Metal Reinforced 12 Screen Included Includes Standard Installation 11. A

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