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Adolph “Dolphie” Blume


Adolph “Dolphie” Blume, age 85, of Mattoon passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his son’s home in Mattoon.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Paul Hopkins officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Adolph was born on October 30, 1928 in Humboldt, IL the son of Adolph Herman and Elsa (Kolbus) Blume.  He married Joan S. Hopper in 1954. She preceded him in death on December 10, 2009.

Survivors include his four children, Lindsay (Jack) Koch of Carlyle, IL, Susan Cunanan of Bloomington, IL, Danny Blume of Mattoon, IL and Kathy (Todd) Yarnell of Bethany, IL; grandchildren, Eric, Andy, Zack, Mackenzie and Trey; great grandchild, Oliva; sister, Ruth Blume of Torrence, CA; special friend, Jerrie Strong of Mattoon, IL.

Adolph served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a decorated veteran. Adolph farmed in his family business called Blume Brothers. He had a soft heart for children and animals. Adolph loved spending time with family and friends, but most of all, liked to take the long way home.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the American Heart Association.


Reginald “Ray-Ray” Fulton III

 

REGINALD FULTON III

Reginald Rashad Fulton III, age 8, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 7:52 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at New Mercy Worship Center, 301 Richmond Avenue East, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Ed Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday at New Mercy Worship Center. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Reginald was born on August 23, 2006 in Harvey, IL the son of Reginald Fulton and Laticia McNuckle.

Survivors include his father, Reginald Fulton II of Mattoon, IL; mother, Laticia McNuckle of Mattoon, IL, six siblings, Damien Fulton of Mattoon, IL, Renija Fulton of Atlanta, GA, Breya Barry of Mattoon, IL, Dieontae Sparks of Highland, IN, Nasiir Fulton of Mattoon, IL and (Nakendra Fulton) of Mattoon, IL; paternal grandparents, Reginald and Vanessa Fulton of Union City, GA; aunts, Deidre (Donald) Harvey of Fayettville, GA, Tanya “Cud” Fulton of Calumet City, IL, Tiya Fulton of Dolton, IL; uncles, Ricky McNuckle and Dennis McNuckle both of Harvey, IL; numerous cousins; God-mothers, Amanda Hopgood and Sandy Fisher. Reginald was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ricky Robinson and Diane McNuckle

Reginald was in the third grade at Arland D. Williams Elementary School in Mattoon, IL. He was affectionately called Ray-Ray by his friends at school. Reginald enjoyed dancing, rapping and swimming. Most of all, Reginald loved spending time with his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Reginald Fulton III may be given to First Mid Bank, 1515 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938, in care of Valerie Dow or Vanessa Fulton.


Muriel Waggoner

Muriel Lorane Waggoner, age 87, of Mattoon passed away at 2:40 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Douglas Rehabilitation and Care Center in Mattoon.

Graveside Services honoring her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Zion Hill Cemetery with Reverend Kevin Wolfe officiating. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Muriel was born on April 9, 1927 in Crawford County the daughter of Goldie and Dalphne (Clouse) Roderick. She married Harold “Bud” Waggoner on October 12, 1947 in Bridgeport. He preceded her in death in June 1992.

Survivors include her son, Terry (Jeannie) Waggoner; daughter, Nancy (Bob) Prewitt and daughter-in-law Debbie Waggoner all of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Gabe (Nikki) Waggoner of Lincoln, CA, Jason (Dani) Waggoner of Mattoon, IL, Clint (Heather) Harkins of Ramsey, IL, Tanya Croft and fiancé of Sullivan, IL, Lisa (Daryn) Clapp of Mattoon, IL, Greg (Amanda) Hassinger of Tallahassee, FL and Amanda (Jared) Briggs of Belleville, IL; ten great grandchildren. Muriel was preceded in death by a son, Larry Waggoner and daughter, Gail Hassinger and great granddaughter, Cami Cripes.

Muriel attended Zion Hill United Methodist Church. She worked in the cafeteria for Mattoon High School for several years. Muriel enjoyed flowers and gardening. Family was very important to her and she cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones and all those who knew her.

Memorials in her honor may be given to Zion Hill United Methodist Church.


Kenneth Fryman

Kenneth Wayne Fryman, age 72, of Mattoon passed away at 9:03 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at New Mercy Worship Center, 201 Richmond Avenue East, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Greg Sexton officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Kenneth was born on August 6, 1942 in Mattoon, IL the son of John C. and Violet (Scott) Fryman. He married Carolyn (Moore) on September 15, 1962 at the home of his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife, Carolyn Fryman of Neoga, IL; daughter-in-law, Lisa (Mark) Fryman Trueblood of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Blake Fryman of Charleston, SC and Brandon Fryman of Mattoon, IL; sisters, Jeanne Zike of Mattoon, IL and Gloria (Ron) Filipiak of Mattoon, IL; brothers, Joe (Janet) Fryman and Roger Fryman all of Mattoon, IL. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, John and Violet Fryman; son, Kenneth W. Fryman Jr.; sisters, Betty Gullion and Beulah Humphrey; brothers, Junior Fryman and George Fryman; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was a Network Technician at Consolidated Communications and retired in 1995 after 23 years of service. He was also a custodian for St. John’s Lutheran Church for 3 years. Kenneth attended Broadway Christian Church and was a member of the Highlighters Sunday School Class. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Kenneth was the best crappie fisherman and hosted many Fish Fry’s. He enjoyed traveling and cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Kenneth will be greatly missed by his loved ones and all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Lincolnland Hospice or Broadway Christian Church Building Fund.


Brianna Weber

Brianna Lee Weber, age 26, of Mattoon passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her residence.

             Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Broadway Christian Church, 1205 South 9th Street, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Jim Dona officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Monday prior to the service. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

           Brianna was born on January 26, 1988 in Mattoon the daughter of Jerry and Kathy (Carey) Weber.

           Survivors include her loving parents, Jerry and Kathy Weber; daughter, Sage Raya Carter of Mattoon, IL; sister, Autumn Nick of Mattoon, IL; grandfather, Cecil Weber; aunts and uncles, Joyce (Amos) Townley of Mattoon, IL, Terry (Vicki) Carey of Windsor, IL, Lonnie (Vickie) Coffey of Urbane, IL and Teresa Carey of Mattoon, IL; five nieces and nephews, and special friend Brandi Jenkins of Bethany, IL. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Florence and Gene Carey and Juanita Weber; uncles, Dennis Carey and Steve Weber and aunt, Anita Clark.

           Brianna was a homemaker. She enjoyed listening to music and was an artist. Brianna also loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

           Memorial donations in her honor may be given to the family.


Racheline Arnholt

 

Racheline Jo Arnholt, age 76, of Mattoon passed away at 5:02 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Troy Countryman 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 Thursday, August 21, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Racheline was born on July 7, 1938 in East Lynn, IL the daughter of Alvin and Marie (Oberlander) Samet.  She married James E. Arnholt on August 20, 1961.

Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, James Arnholt of Mattoon, IL; son, Robert (Sherri) Arnholt of Mattoon, IL; daughters, Cheryl (Stephen) Aceto of San Antonio, TX and Beth Arnholt of Schaumburg, IL; grandsons, Tyler Arnholt of Champaign, IL, Trevor Arnholt of Atlanta, GA and  and Marco Aceto of San Antonio, TX; mother, Marie Samet of Hoopeston, IL; brothers, Ralph (Sandy) Samet of Hoopeston, IL and Richard (Sue) Samet of Hoopeston, IL; sisters, Karen (John) Laubscher of Cissna Park, IL and Peggy Busey of Paxton, IL; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Racheline was preceded in death by her infant sister, Dorothy Samet; infant brother, Jerry Samet; father, Alvin Samet; infant granddaughter Rachel Arnholt.

First and foremost, Racheline was a devoted wife and mother. She dedicated her life to raising her three children in a loving home.  She graduated from the Illinois Commercial College. Upon graduation Racheline worked for Nationwide Insurance Company. She then attended Lake Land College. Later, she worked as a teacher’s aid for the Community Unit #2 and part-time for the United Way. Racheline was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. She enjoyed sewing, bowling and playing tennis. Racheline treasured her time spent quilting with her dear friends from the Quiltworks and Thursday Day Quilter groups. Most of all, Racheline loved spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be given to the American Cancer Society or St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Charles Murphy Hott

CHARLES HOTT

Charles “Murphy” Hott, age 93, of Mattoon passed away at 8:06 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

 

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 prior to the service at First United Methodist Church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Charles was born on January 11, 1921 in Findley, IL the son of Charles W.  and Alta J. (Spicer) Hott.  He married Betty Loretta Keiser on May 28, 1948.

 

Survivors include his son, Gary Duane Hott of Toulan, IL; grandson, Weston (Kelly) Hott of Joliet, IL; great grandson, Branden Hott of Joliet, IL; sister, Norma (Myron) Yantis of Fairfax, VA; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Snider and Louise (Donald) Myers both of Springfield, IL; brother-in-law, William (Sharon) Powell of Romeoville, IL; former daughter-in-law, Diane James of Minooka, IL. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hott; infant daughter, Cynthia Hott; brothers, Reece Hott and Raymond Hott; sisters, Mary Singleton (Edward DDS) and Betty Powell.

 

Charles served honorably in the United States Army during WWII. He worked in the Treasury Department of the Internal Revenue Service and retired in 1981. Charles provided transportation for the children of the Mattoon School District. He enjoyed donating his time to Peace Meals for thirty years. Charles was a member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion and a former Trustee of The V.F.W. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Charles enjoyed traveling with his family, fishing and golfing.

 

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


Ruth Edwards

Ruth Elizabeth Edwards, age 88, of Mattoon, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Troy Countryman officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ruth was born on March 3, 1926 in Mattoon the daughter of John and Marie (Price) Morris. She married Robert “Frank” Edwards on July 7, 1951.

Survivors include her loving husband, Robert “Frank” Edwards of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Marsha (Jim) Lynch of Taylorville, IL; sons, Jack (Carol) Edwards of Ballwin, MO, and Jerry (Karin) Edwards of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Heidi (Travis) Boeser of Mattoon, IL, Nicki (Mitch) Morgan of Charleston, IL, Matt (Natalie) Edwards of St. Charles, MO, Diane Edwards of Kirkland, WA and Collin Lynch of Taylorville, IL; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Madonna) Morris of Charleston , IL, John Morris of Mattoon, IL, Tony (Sharon) Morris of Alton, IL; sisters, Marguerite Lepper of Indianapolis, IN, Pat Hills of Mattoon, IL, Bettie Welch of St. Louis, MO and Shirley Easton of Mattoon, IL. Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers, Art and Clifford Morris.

After graduation, Ruth became secretary to the Principal of Mattoon High School until she married. She also held other secretarial positions at Lake Land College, Coles County Treasurer’s Office, Harlan Heller LTD and Keith Branson Realty. Ruth attended St. John’s Lutheran Church and was a former member of the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the A.B.W.A. and Home Extension. Ruth enjoyed painting, quilting, card club with her friends and loved her Cardinals baseball.

Memorial donations in her honor may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aid and Mattoon Public Library.


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Gerald Drake

 

Gerald “Jerry” Alison Drake, age 88, of Urbana passed away at Carle Foundation Hospital on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:04 a.m.

Graveside Services with military rites honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, IL. Rev. Jeanne Updike, niece, of Aurora, Colorado, will honor him by conducting his services. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Jerry was born on January 2, 1926 in Mattoon, IL the son of Everett and Louise (Miller) Drake. He married Martha Anne Smith on March 4, 1950 when they were seniors at Eastern Illinois.

Survivors include his loving wife, Martha Anne Drake of Urbana, IL; nieces, Jeanne (Dan O’Hara) Updike of Aurora, CO, Carol (Steve) Boyle of Midland, MI and Janet (Dennis) Willenborg of Gays, IL; sister-in-law, Norma Updike of Mattoon, IL; special friends, Bob (Jean Richards) Sablotny of Springfield, IL Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Louise Drake.

Jerry graduated from Eastern Illinois University with degrees in Physics and Chemistry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War. Jerry was a lifelong member of the American Legion in Mattoon, IL. He was an Amateur Radio Operator and member of the Air Force Military Affiliated Radio Systems and Ham Radio Club in Champaign/Urbana. Jerry worked for W.C.I.A. in the engineering department and was employed with them prior to them becoming televised. He worked at the transmitter most of his years. He also enjoyed singing with local Barber Shop Quartets as a lead singer.  Jerry was also a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.  He enjoyed Photography and developed his own negatives for years.  Ham fists were very enjoyable for him.  He loved music, especially jazz.  He had a very special feeling for all animals!  Martha Ann and Jerry have had many cats over the years who were a definite part of the family.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Champaign County Humane Society (1911 E. Main St. Urbana, IL).

 

 


Leon Wright

LEON WRIGHT

Chester “Leon” Wright , age 82, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 12:02 a.m.  on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

No services are planned at this time. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cooks Mills, at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Leon was born on May 4, 1932 in Robinson, IL the son of Chester L. and Thelma (Vandeventer) Wright Sr.  He married Jennie Lois Janes on August 27, 1949. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2011.

Survivors include his daughter, Darlene (John) Abrell of Springfield, IL and son, Gene (Vicki) Wright of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Erik Wright, Lindsay (Thorpe) Shelton, Courtney Wright, Kara Wright Boone and Colby Wright; great grandchildren, Brittany Wright, Breanna Wright, Beckett Shelton, Cameron Boone, Reese Shelton, Bentley Meadows and sister, Shirley Wallace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Thelma Wright Sr.; wife, Jennie L. Wright; and great grandson, Kaleb Boone.

Leon was a Distributor for Keller Oil Company and retired on May 4, 1977 after 44 years of dedicated service. He was a former member of the Mattoon Eagles and Moose Lodge.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Coles County Animal Shelter.