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Thomas Healy

Thomas “Tom” Francis Healy, age 81, of Mattoon passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mattoon, IL with Reverend John Titus officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Tom was born on November 19, 1933 in Antrim County, Northern Ireland the son of Thomas and Clare Morse Healy.  He married Mona Lee Horn on December 12, 1970.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mona Healy of Mattoon, IL; special granddaughter, Cherae Shaw of Mattoon, IL; sister, Madelyn Sowney of Belfast, Ireland; special nephew, Eugene Connolly of Dublin, Ireland; biological step children, Debra Shaw of Mattoon, IL, William (Staci) Horn of Edmond, OK, Angela (Albert) Hamilton of Springfield, IL; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; 54 nieces and nephews, 140 great nieces and nephews, and 50 great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Clare Healy; and siblings, Sheila, Clare, Veronica and Theresa.

Tom retired from the Chicago Transit Authority after 26 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Franciscans Old Order and the Transit Authority Union Local 241. Tom earned a Business Administration Degree from St. Vincent  College in Dublin, Ireland and also attended St. Mary’s College in Belfast, Ireland. He started the Leprosian AA Drugs and Alcohol Treatment Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Tom was also active in memorial mass for alcoholics and drug addicts on Memorial Day. Most of all, he cherished time spent with family and friends. Tom will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to Haymarket House, 932 West Washington, Chicago, IL 60607. Attention to Evelyn or Steve.


John Nevius

 

John R. Nevius, age 63, of Mattoon passed away at 12:44 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 2:00 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 until time of service on Tuesday.

John R. was born on August 15, 1951 in Orrville, OH the son of John C. and Pauline (Steiner) Nevius.

Survivors include his mother, Pauline Nevius of Orrville, OH; siblings, Douglas (Melanie) Nevius of Lake Paradise, IL, Wesley (Corrine) Nevius of Senegal, West Africa, Rev. Thomas J. (Kitty) Nevius of Fremont, NE, Rachel (Gary) Tentler of Pittsburg, PA and Mark (Leanne) Nevius of San Antonio, TX; several nieces and nephews. John R. was preceded in death by his father, John C. Nevius.

John R. graduated from Taylor University in Upland, IN.  In 1986 he started working at Doug’s lawn Service where he later became a partner. John R. will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Salvation Army.


Ruth Griffith

 

Ruth Elisabeth Griffith, age 85, of Mattoon passed away at 2:57 a.m. on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at her residence.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Steven Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Ruth was born on June 6, 1929 in Kaefertal, Germany the daughter of Ludwig and Elisabeth (Deobald) Heckmann.  She married Harold Griffith in 1961. He preceded her in death in May of 2002.

Survivors include her sister, Gertrud Faath of Speyer, Germany; nieces, Marianne (Gerhard) Rybicki of Mattoon, IL, Barbara Faath of Speyer, Germany, Claudia (Michael) Scheifle of Speyer, Germany, Helga Joostn of Mannheim, Germany, Karen (Manfred) Kress of Mannheim, Germany and Gabriele of Mannheim, Germany; nephews, Karlheinz Heckmann and Juergen Heckman both of Mannheim, Germany; great nephews, JD Farrar and Joshua Farrar; great nieces, Nicole Adams and Natalie Parkerson; numerous other great nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews; special canine companion Poopsie.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Hella Moog and brother, Heinz Heckman.

Ruth came to Mattoon IL from New Mexico in 1965 with her husband Harold and lived on Paradise Lake. They opened up a bait shop together. In 1967, Ruth started selling tacos and enchiladas out of her living room at Lake Paradise. Upon the urging of those who frequented her home, she decided to open up her own restaurant. In 1968, Ruth opened Little Mexico on Charleston Avenue in Mattoon, IL. Ruth was the original founder, operator and chef of Little Mexico. She was the proprietor of Little Mexico for many years. Her hobbies were always creating different fares for family and her business. Although Ruth and Harold did not have any children, they embraced Marianne and her family as their own. The family would like to thank Dr. Joag, Ruth’s caretakers and Harbor Light Hospice for their compassion and care of Ruth. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Memorial donations in her honor may be given to the American Cancer Society.


Michael Everett Locke Sr.

 


Michael Everett Locke Sr., age 58, of Mattoon passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

A private celebration of life will be at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Michael was born on January 8, 1956 in Taylorville, IL the son of Roger A. and Wanda (Boils) Locke.

Survivors include his son, Michael Locke Jr. (fiancé Kristee) of Taylorville, IL; daughters, Nicole Louise Locke of Arcola, IL and Carol Marie (Thomas) Standley of Mattoon, IL; grandson Gage Locke; granddaughter Jaylyn Locke; brothers, Don (Bridget) Locke of Mattoon, IL and Steve (Jan) Locke of Nokomis, IL; sisters, Lisa (Carter) Pettrey of Norfolk, VA, Kathy Ferguson of Charleston, IL and Rose Ramsey of Mattoon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his parents.

Michael enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with friends. Most of all, Michael loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.


Harold Palmore

Harold James Palmore, age 68, of Mattoon passed away at 7:13 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Per Harold’s wishes a private memorial service will be at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Harold was born on April 1, 1946 in Tompkinsville, KY the son of John E. and Irene (Murphy) Palmore.  He married Pamela Bryant on January 2, 1979.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years; a daughter, 2 granddaughters, 2 great granddaughters in KY; 2 daughters, a son and 8 grandchildren in Forrest, IL; a daughter and three grandchildren in Phoenix, AZ; a sister in Forrest, IL and 2 brothers in FL; 4 nieces, 8 great nieces and 2 great nephews all of Mattoon, IL. He was preceded in death by a daughter and parents.

Harold retired from Neal Tire. In recent years he worked at Meadowview Golf Course in the summer to be part of the game of golf that he loved so much.


Arlene Voigt

Arlene Roslea Boggs Voigt, age 91, of Mattoon passed away at 5:52 p.m.  on November 7, 2014 at her residence.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Parker Boothe officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Arlene was born on September 2, 1923 in Mattoon the daughter of Leroy and Ruth (Carr) Boggs.  She married Vernon Voigt on September 16, 1945 in Joplin, MO. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1981.

Survivors include her daughters, Donna (Charlie) Coffey, Verna (Greg) Jones and Diana (Derry) Barker all of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Robert (Marcia) Coffey and their son Marcus; Chris (Angie) Coffey and their daughters Kamae and Karly; Brad Coffey and his son Luke; Melissa (Bill) Rardin and their children, Zachary, Samuel and Savana; Greg (Sarah) Coffey and their children Ruth, Max, and Gus; Keegan House and son Braedyn; Brodie (Heidi) House, Kelsa Gordon (fiancé Carl Bartels) and her children Audrina and Alayna; Justin Roley; Lindsey Roley and her daughter Xoey Swope; Step grandchildren, Curtis (Amber) Barker and their daughter Cheyenne; Bryan Barker. She is also survived by a brother Lester Boggs of St. Augustine, FL. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Voigt; daughter, Anita Casner; parents, Leroy and Ruth Boggs; brother, LeVern Boggs and granddaughter in law Jill Coffey.

She was a graduate of Mattoon High School and Utterback’s Business School.

In her younger years, Arlene enjoyed golfing and bowling. More recently, she liked the challenge of crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Memorial donations in her honor may be given to Coles County Animal Shelter or Marshall Avenue Christian Church where she was baptized on March 9, 1941.


Howard Strohl

Howard Raymond Strohl, age 91, of Indianapolis, IN passed away at 3:30 p.m. on November 3, 2014 at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

Graveside Services honoring his life will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Dodge Grove Cemetery with Reverend John Calio officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL.

Howard was born on December 11, 1922 in Mattoon, IL the son of Ralph and Pearl (Sewell) Strohl.

Survivors include his sister, Shirley (Richard) Oakley of Mattoon, IL; nephews, Stephen (Susan) Sellstrom of NC, Stanley (Terri) Sellstrom of TN and Owen (Carol) Sanders of Charleston, IL; nieces, Dianna (James) McQueen of Mattoon, IL and Rhonda (Greg) Rawlings of Neoga, IL; canine companion, Toby. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Pearl Strohl and wife, Betty Joan (Baker) Strohl.

Howard served honorably in the United States Army during WWII. He retired as an auditor from an insurance company.


Rex Smock

REX SMOCK

Rex Junior Smock, age 86, of Mattoon passed away at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Mattoon Healthcare.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Troy Countryman officiating. Burial will follow at Kansas Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Rex was born on June 15, 1928 in rural Edgar County, IL the son of Ralph W. and Lenora (Davis) Smock.  He married Helen Koester on March 1, 1952.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Smock of Mattoon, IL; sons, Robert S. (Betty Jean) Smock of Greenup, IL and Ronald L. (Debra Connie) Smock of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Jeremy (Jackie) Smock of Willow Hill, IL, Ryan (Misty) Smock of Ft. Worth, TX, Sarah (Brandon) Walker of Witt, IL and Brad (Danah) Himes of Charleston, IL; great grandchildren, Natasha, Joseph Robert, Maddox, Stanley and Simon. Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lenora Smock and an infant brother.

Rex was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was a former Treasurer for the United States Steel Workers Union. Rex enjoyed bowling, fishing, Pinochle and attending auctions. He also had a passion for music, specifically blue grass and country. He was talented at writing his own lyrics to music. Most of all, Rex loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the donor’s choice.


Terry Kingery

Terry Lee Kingery, age 68, of Sullivan passed away at 12:39 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Smyser Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the funeral home. Masonic Rites will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Terry was born on December 21, 1945 in Central Illinois the son of Millard and Martha Kingery. He married Phyllis Hopper Kingery on July 21, 1966. She preceded him in death on April 10, 2001.  He later married Linda Drury DeYoung Kingery on November 26, 2006. She survives.

Survivors include his sons, Michael (Joanna) Kingery of Neoga, IL and Kenny Kingery of Mattoon, IL; grandsons, Darren Kingery of Charleston, IL, Dauson Kingery and Devonn Kingery both of Neoga, IL; stepmother, Virginia Kingery of Toledo, IL; sister, Vera (Gary) Courtney of Hickory Alley, TN; brothers, Weldon (Donna) Kingery of Sullivan, IL, Bob (Jane) Kingery of Toledo, IL and Ed Kingery of Xenia, IL; stepson, Tommy (Sharri) DeYoung of Noblesville, IN; grandson, Ryder DeYoung of Noblesville, IN and granddaughter, Allison DeYoung of Noblesville, IN. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Martha Kingery; grandparent, Granny Grey; granddaughter, Morgan DeYoung; mother in law, Mary Hopper Edwards; and mother and father in laws, Clyde and Virginia Drury.

Terry served honorably in the United States Army from 1966 – 1969. He was employed by RR Donnelley’s, KC Summers and the Medicine Shop. Terry was a member of the Mattoon Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Windor/Gays sports programs and spoiling his grandkids. Terry also enjoyed his Findley Coffee Shop group, was an avid Cardinal’s Fan and loved the personnel at his doctor’s office. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to Shelbyville Dialysis.


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Leonard Pauley

Leonard Bernard Pauley, age 80, of Mattoon passed away at 3:50 p.m. on October 26, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Brenda Ingle officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the funeral home.

Leonard was born on June 10, 1934 in Mattoon, IL the son of Carl and Bertie (Goodman) Pauley.  He married Nadine Cook in 1956. She preceded him in death on November 18, 2011.

Survivors include his children, Karen Freeman of Charleston, IL, Warren (Gayla) Pauley of Mattoon, IL, Cheryl (Steve) Evans of Naperville, IL, Patricia Gayle Pauley of Sullivan, IL, Tina (Keith) Vonderheide of Teutopolis, IL, Renee Pauley of Mattoon, IL and Lisa Pauley of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Shonna, Keith, Cydia, Jared, Lindsay, Maria, Kyle, Brett and Jackson; great grandchildren, Taryn, Ian, Sam, Memphis, Cicely and Kael; siblings, Oliver (Pauline) Pauley of Mattoon, IL, June Risinger of Gays, IL, Mary Ellen (Vern) Orsborne of Oconee, IL, Linda (Larry) Lee of Shelbyville, IL, Richard (Cecilia) Pauley of Braidwood, IL, Buss Raymond (Judy) Pauley of Mattoon, IL and Gary (Mary Fay) Pauley of Allenville, IL. Leonard was preceded in death by Dorothy Pauley, Joyce Pauley, Mary Marie Parker, Bill Pauley, Esther McNabb, Riley and Florine Carter, Dale and Pearl Jordan.

Leonard retired as an iron worker and was a member of the Local 380. He enjoyed tinkering on everything and experimenting with recipes. Most of all, Leonard cherished time spent with his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Mattoon Food Pantry.