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Mattoon, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 5, 2000
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RECORDS NATIONWORLD o-iuinoiskewspa; Area Deaths continued from All U2 TUESOW; SEFraSBER 5, 2000 Baugher Schutte Merie Baugher . Merle Ruth Baugher 79 of Mattoon formerly of Windsor " died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday (September 3, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles Co. IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 ajn. Thursday (September 7, 2000) in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with the Dr. EEElliott and Rev. Lana Robyne officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 Wednesday. Burial will belh the Windsor Cemetery. Merle was born March 13, 1921 in Wayne Co., IL the daugh ter oi wuuam uoya and G. Mane Faulkner Anderson. Merle married Oliver Eugene (Beanie) Baugher December 31, 1944 in St Charles, MO and he preceded her in death September . She was a teacher in a country school before taking a position at the Windsor Grade School. She was the third generation of teachers in her family. Merle was involved in community service as well as being active in the Windsor United Methodist Church. She served the church by teaching of an adult Sunday school-class and being active in Methodist Women for many years. Her greatest achievement was being a good wife to Beanie, good mother to her children and a great grandmother. She was always there when she was needed. After living in the Windsor community for most of her life, Merle and Gene moved from their pic-turesque farm home to Mattoon in 1998. Surviving are her children James M. Baugher and wife Mary Beth of Bloomington, Anne Castagne and husband Jim of Toulon and Cynthia Voudrie and husband Greg of Mattoon; sister Gladys Anderson Marshall of Bald Head Island, NC; sister-in-law Carol Ann Anderson of Windsor, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. erle, was preceded, in death by. her Barents, husband, son John Eugene.- brother Bill Anderson and sister Gloria Anderson. Memorials may be made to the Windsor United Methodist Church or the First Baptist Church of Mattoon. Clara Schutte SIGEL - Mrs. Clara F. Schutte, age 89, of Sigel, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at the St. Michael, The Archangel Church in Sigel with the Father Robert DeGrand assisted by Sister Pat Theis officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael Cemetery in Sigel. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Church. Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, is in charge of the arrangements. She was born March 2, 1911 in Shelby County, the daugh- ter of Ben J. and Anna B. (Mueller) Sudkamp. She married Washington Adams oq Nov. 9, 1950 in St. Louis, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1959. She later married Harry P. Schutte on Nov. 13, 1968 in Brighton, Mo. He also pre- J 1 1 u - J Al A JH -tS-Utn ceueu ner in ueain on Aug. ai, io. , Surviving are one step-son, John Schutte and wife Dana of rural Sigel; four step-daughters, Mrs. Madonna Goodart of Mattoon, Mrs. Dolores Wagner of Niles, Miss Eileen Schutte of Franklin Park, and Mrs. Mary Ann Barkey of Claremont, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Edith Sudkamp of rural Sigel; sixteen nieces and nephews, David Sudkamp and wife Linda of Neoga, Ken Sudkamp and wife Barbara of Garland, Texas, Gene Sudkamp and wife Marilyn of Sigel, Andy Sudkamp of Eugene, Ore., Steve Sudkamp and wife Carol of Greenup, Mrs. Steve (Judy) Hendrix of Sugar Loaf, Calif., Mrs. Eugene (Phyllis) Howe of Snowflake, Ariz., Mrs. Jerry (Dianne) Rice of Silver Lake, Ind., Mrs. Charles (Alice) Goss of Balch Springs, Texas, Alan Sudkamp and wife Connie of Teutopolis, Phil Sudkamp and wife Betty of Sigel, Jeff Sudkamp and wife Jane of Teutopolis, Brian Sudkamp and wife Julie of Effingham, Dan Sudkamp and wife Jane of St Louis, Mo., Sister Sandra Sudkamp of RantouL and Mrs. Kent (Julie) Probst of Teutopolis; and eight step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one step-granddaughter, Dee Dee. 'Mrs. Schutte was retired from Wagner Electric Company in St. Louis, Mo. and a housekeeper at the St. Michael Parish in Sigel. She was a member of the St. Michael, The Archangel Church, St. Michael's Ladies Council, Catholic '. Daughters of America and former member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Sigel. Memorials may be made to the St. Michael School in Sigel or Heartland Christian Village in Neoga. ROBERT WOOD , Robert Glenn Wood, age 90, of Mattoon, passed away at 11;19 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at the Schilling Funeral Home with the Reverend Derold K. "Shine" Doughty officiating. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Robert was born at Cooks Mills on October 19, 1909, a son of Wallace and Fannie Hopper Wood. He married Ella Young on July 4, 1929. She passed away on August 30, 1967. He later married Madonna Epperson on June 6, 1969. Survivors include his wife, Madonna Wood of Mattoon; one daughter, Patty W. Poorman of Charleston; one stepdaughter, Tena E. Bartels and husband Terry of Mattoon; and three grandchildren, Tara T. Bartels, Travis E. Bartels and Tricia E. Bartels, all of Mattoon. Robert was also preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Wood, one infant brother and two sisters. Mr. Wood retired from Meadow Gold in 1974 after twenty-eight years of coruiro Ho u;ac a momher nf thf fstval DrHpr nf thn Mnnsp ROM tho Enoloc Club, and attended the First Apostolic Church in Mattoon. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. jt"--. Wood Ben Beurskens CHARLESTON, IL-Ellen Beurskens, age 48, of Charleston passed away on Friday, September 1, 2000 at her residence. The Funeral Mass celebrating Ellen's life was held Monday, September 4, 2000 at 10:00 am with Father Joseph Ring presiding and Father Chris Brey, Concelebrant. Visitation was Sunday evening, September 3, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Both the visitation and Funeral Mass were held at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at Tenth and Jefferson Streets in Charleston. Interment was at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston. - Sheila Doak, organist, and Terry Coulton and Kathrene Ryan, violinists accompanied the choir who sang "I Have Loved You," "On Eagles Wings", "Eat This Bread", "Song of Farewell" and "Without Seeing You." The choir, directed by Allen Homey included Patrick, Kevin and Maureen Coulton, Bill and Linda Kirk, John Coyle, Bob Barford, Gary Kopp, Linda Tylman, Leo Comeford, Woody, Mary Alice and Lauren Kramer, Genie Lenihan, Cathy Augustine, Mary Ellen Horney, Pat Laube, Jan Ziebka, Theresa Kincade, Corinne Joyner, Roy and Sher Lanham and Judy HeckeL Pallbearers were Kyle Baird, Bryan Beurskens, Brian ... Clark, Brian Kearney, Kelly McMorris, Ryan Buckley-Shaklee and Doug Witmer. Honorary pallbearers were Ted Ghibellini, Woody Kramer, Dalias Price, Dr. Charles Ramsey and Dan Stretch. Eulogies were given by Teresa Chase, Donna Witmer, Dolores Metzger and Woody Kramer. Ellen was born May 12, 1952 in Duquoin, Illinois, the daughter of James and Rosalie (Stuerzenberger) Benedict She married Hank Beurskens on February 1, 1975 in Charleston, Illinois. Survivors include her husband, Hank of Charleston; four sons, Tony, Tim, Pat and Nick Beurskens all of Charleston; her father, James Benedict of Charleston; and two sisters, Anne Pagliai and her husband Paul of Charleston and Kay Wheeler of Mt Zion, Illinois. She was preceded by her mother, Rosalie Benedict Ellen graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Master's Degree. She " was employed by' Coles County Associated for the Retarded in their Birth-Two Program. She was a former teacher in the Pre-School Program at Mark Twain Elementary School and former instructor at Lake Land Junior College. Ellen was a member of St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and served as both teacher and director in their Religious Education Department. She was also an active leader in the LeLeche League for this area Ellen enjoyed reading and sewing but nothing gave her more joy than working with children. She shared with her four sons a special love and affection and truly enjoyed being a "soccer mom". Memorials in honor of Ellen may be made to the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Faith and Light Program or Lincolnland Hospice in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920. Violet Podesta Meyer 1 Violet Podesta Meyer passed away peacefully in her home on September 1, 2000, surrounded by her family. She was born in Mt Clair, Illinois on August 6, 1917 and raised in Livingston, Illinois. She married Richard W. Meyer in 1948 and moved to Toledo. She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toledo. After graduation from Wisconsin, she was a supervisor of art for the Mattoon, Illinois school system, and holds a lifetime teaching certificate. During World War II she attended officer training at Smith College. She served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the WAVES. She was a communications officer in San Francisco and then an educational services officer in Washington D.C. After discharge from the Navy she worked in personnel for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Washington, D.C. Moving to Ohio, she worked in personnel at the Rossford Ordinance Depot, Rossford, Ohio. She joined the faculty of The University of Toledo in 1966 and retired as Associate Professor Emerita of Management, College of Business Administration after 22 years. Violet was Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, College of Business Administration, The University of Toledo. She was a member of the Faculty Senate, graduate student advisor, and served on various University committees. Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority honored her in 1985 as the national recipient of the Emily Gates Alumna Achievement Award presented to one alumna for outstanding career accomplishments. She received the DeJute Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching at The University if Toledo in 1986. In 1988 she was recognized as the University of Toledo-Outstanding Faculty Woman. Violet was honored for a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Eastern Illinois University in 1989. The Business Fratermty, AhAa Kappa Psi, in 1989 presented her with the Yellow Rose Award for outstanding services to The 'University of toledo. Tri Sigma Sorority also honored her with the Golden Violet Award for 50 years of alumna service in 1993. . She was also a volunteer at the Toledo Hospital and a member of the Toledo Hospital Auxiliary. Her volunteer work also included past President of the Chapius Society, St Francis de Sales High School, and the Toledo Repertoire Theater. She was a Girl Scout Leader and Boy Scout Den Mother at Gesu School Violet was a member of the American Management Association, The American" Business Writing Association, the American Association of University Women, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Westchester Dance Club, Brandywine Country Club and Gesu Church. Violet had many interests including dancing and bridge. She is survived by her husband, Richard; her sister, Dr. Elizabeth Hickman of Arlington, Virginia, her sons John Meyer and James Meyer (Cathy) of Toledo; daughters Nancy Meyer of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Pamela Meyer Boundy (Richard) of Midland, Michigan; her four grandchildren, Katelynn and Cameron Meyer, Parker and Morgan Boundy; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents: Louis and Delia Podesta, her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. William Podesta (Margaret). A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Violet will live forever in our hearts and will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, Ohio on Tuesday September 5 from 2 p.m. to 6 p jn. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 730 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Gesu Church, Toledo, Ohio at 11 ajn. Wednesday September 6, with Father Paul Woelfl officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Violet Podesta Meyer & Richard W. Meyer Scholarship, College of Business, Management Department The University of Toledo Foundation, Driscoll Center, Toledo, Ohio, 43606; of Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551. O o o o O o o o o O , j UL NASRtGoptoy llai Stfvfe, -Taint-fuzzies -tha grandi Double Cluster in Perseus BY DENNIS MAMMANA Copley News Service We astronomers call them "faint fuzzies" and, if we've got a good, dark sky away from a city's light pollution, we soon find that they're, sprinkled all over the sky. Their moniker originates from their appearance: faint, fuzzy splotches to which the1 average beginning stargazer doesn't pay much attention. ;J ': ' But, spend a little time under a dark sky with 1. J , 1, A. . 1 ; J .....til uinuuuiais pr a smaii telescope auu you u suuij understand why astronomers love these things. Many appear in the sky right now, but one of the easiest to see - and certainly one of the most beautiful-lies in the northeastern sky after dark. '; ; I suppose I should say "two of the most beautif ful," since the object in question is actually an; unusual double star cluster in the constellation Perseus. Aim binoculars or a small, low-powered telescope in its direction, however, and you wilt see the twin star clusters side by side. These clus? ters were known as far back as 150 B.C. Stargazers Hipparchus and Ptolemy both mentioned the pair but referred to them as a "nebula" or "cloudy spot," one of the half-dozen or so recognized at the time. ." j Each cluster has some 350 stars in it. Together! they make a remarkable sight for low-powered optics. Of course, if you do your observing ifroniiSI "dark-sky" site, far from1 the effects of urban light pollution, the clusters will be nothing short of specif tacular. You may not spot them right away, so try out a useful technique for locating the pair. ; " First, find the constellation Cassiopeia (kass-ee-i oh-PEE-uh). ; i ' Cassiopeia was seen by some of the ancients as a beautiful queen who was so entranced by her own beauty that, when it came time for her to be placed among the stars!, she was positioned so that she" spends half of her time upside down. If you watch her over an entire night - or through an entire year - you will notice this yourself. .. , ,, ' .. . Right now, however, Cassiopeia appears in the? early evening as a "W" tipped on its side low in the northeastern sky after dark. To.find the twin cluster, simply use the constellation s two nearly vertical stars to point downward toward it. ; ' How far? Oh, the maybe same distance as these! two stars are separated. And, there you'll see one of, the most beautiful of all the faint fuzzies in the sky; the grand Double Cluster in Perseus. :, Dennis L. Mammana is resident astronomer at the) Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Write him at P;Q.r Box 33303, San Diego, CA 92163-3303. Or send him, e. Ui lout your cool icbppl today! IS YOUR SCHOOL COOL? Does your school have a cool Web site? Do your school's students help plan and publish your school's home page? If they do, nominate your school today at www.4Kids.orpnominations - Starting in October, will feature a Cool School every month. Cool Schools publish creative Web pages and use amazing technology in the classroom. Your school should involve students in the creation of those fun Web pages. For an example of the kind of school is looking. for, check out the Edlines article about Benson High School in Omaha, Neb., at http:scrtec.orgedlinesarchives4-11 html Featured Cool Schools will receive a 4Kids School Pack which will includes4Kids goodies such as a 4Kids T- I shirt, mousepads and pens. Also, the person who nominates . that Cool School will receive a 4Kids T-shirt. So what are you waiting for? Nominate your Cool School today! Do you know of a Cool School? Nominate it at www.4Klds.orgnomlnations ffMWf$iij What Is Benson High School's mascot? to complete the Kid Quest Challenge, visit the Web sites in this issue to find " the answers to the questions, then go to www.4klds.orgkldquest V ' Tell us whPt y"u t' 'nk rt ' AMAZING AMAZON Amazon Interactive lets you travel to the deepest parts of the Amazon without setting foot in the forest. Swing to amazon.html Learn about the geography of the rainforest and who lives in it. Play the Ecotourism Simulation Game in which you can work to conserve the rainfor- est while leading a tofunsm group. When you finish, you'll be an Amazon expert. Hid Quest I who lives In the Amazon now? OLYMPIC FEVER The Sydney 2000 Olympics are just days away. Follow the historic coverage on the Web at http:www.olvmpics.comeng There's a special kids section just for you. You can learn about science, technology and the Olympics at the Technozone. Or check out the environment in the Greenzone. Join the Olympic joke jam and Ask Millie a question about the Olympics at the Woridzone. Also, check out the main site's History section. The Olympics start Sept. id, so tune in soon. Kid Quest lmmmmmimmammmmmmmmmmKmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmimmmimmm What do the rings on the Olympic flag symbolize? Amy answers your Questions about the World Wide Web 1 BACK TO SCHOOL If you love the summer as much as I do, then the start of a new school year probably makes you as, happy as if a bee had just stung you. But a new j-t school year can be exciting. , Shop for new clothes: Check out fashions for ' Generation Z kids at Then shop-for some things you like. Of course, if mom and dad are paying, you might have to do a little negck tiating. - Shop for new school supplies: Get that new ; notebook you've had your eye on. You might want ; to get some pencils and paper while you're at it. I've heard that most teachers require them. New schools: Some people get to go to new. schools, make new friends and meet new teach-" ers. Get used to repeating your name because ' your teacher is probably going to have a difficult time remembering it for a few days. :'''ii Friends: Now that everyone is going back to 1 school, you will have a lot more time together. ! Just try to keep the chatting to a minimum during" class. ' ' I am excited to start my new school year, and " hope you all are too. Make It a great one! : Amy . AskAmy 236 J.R. Pearson Hall 1 1 22 West Campus Rd. Lawrence, KS 66045 or email . n

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