Donald Donley, age 76, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Funeral Services with military rites honoring his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday December 9, 2013 at the Salvation Army in Mattoon with Captain Jeff Eddy officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at the Salvation Army.
Donald was born on July 8, 1937 in Mattoon the son of Harold E. and Florence (Herman) Donley. He married Aleta Betty Donley she preceded him in death. He then married Connie Cline.
Survivors include his loving wife, Connie Donley of Mattoon, IL; sons, Jack (Julia) Donley of Chatham, IL, Danny Sinnott of Mattoon, IL, Christopher Cunningham of Mattoon, IL, Jim Lockhart of Mattoon, IL; brothers, Paul (Nancy) Donley of Mattoon, IL, Glenn (Becky) Donley of Charleston, IL; grandchildren, Benjamin (Amanda) Donley of Virden, IL, Bridget Donley of Springfield, IL, Kirk Donley of Chatham, IL, Kailey Yates of Mattoon, IL, Gunner Collins of Mattoon, IL, Mia Cunningham of Mattoon, IL, Cole Sinnott of Mattoon, IL, Jessie Donley Black of Springfield, IL, Brandy Donley of Mattoon, IL and James Donley of Mattoon, IL; and great grandchildren, Meagan Donley and Aleta Donley. Donald was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Nicholas Donley.
Donald served in the United States Army. He was a retired postal worker. Donald was a member of the Salvation Army as well as a volunteer at the Food Bank and the Salvation Army.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Salvation Army.
Orville Eugene Beck, age 75, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday December 5, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Kevin Wolfe officiating assisted by Brad Brown. 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 Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home.
Orville was born on August 17, 1938 in Cumberland County, IL the son of Cayce and Ella (McPherson) Beck. He married June Ott on June 23, 1962 in Madison, KS.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, June Beck of Mattoon, IL; two sons, Darrell (Teresa) Beck and Darin (Jamie) Beck; grandson, Casey Beck; granddaughter, Baillie Beck; step-granddaughter, Holly Alwardt; sister, Karen (Paul) Batson of Lerna, IL; two brothers, Harold “Butch” (Sherrie) Beck of Windsor, IL and Robert “Bob” (Wanda) Beck of Mattoon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents; sister, Evelyn Smith; brother, Raymond Beck.
Orville served honorably in the United States Army during 1958-1961. Orville attended Broadway Christian Church where he was a member of the Happy Timers. He was a member of the Moose, Eagles, American Legion and the IOOF Lodge. Orville worked at Blaw-Knox for 35 years as a Model Shop Technician. For 27 years, Orville was a Board Member for Blaw Knox Credit Union. He also donated many hours of service to the Food Bank, Mattoon Community Food Bank and the Auxiliary Police. Orville enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Donor’s Choice.
John Douglas Littleton, age 51, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL led by Ernie Drummond. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home.
John was born on April 1, 1962 in Mattoon, IL the son of Thomas and Louise (Douglas) Littleton.
Survivors include his two loving daughters, Megan Ann Littleton of Charleston, IL and Molly Christine Littleton of Mattoon, IL; four brothers, Andy (Tammy) Littleton of Chicago, IL, Michael (Karen) Littleton of Mattoon, IL, Phillip (Sheila) Littleton of Mattoon, IL and Paul (Jody) Littleton of Champaign, IL; niece and nephews, Leah, Lance and Dylan.
John worked as a Machinist for 32 years at RR Donnelly. He was an active man full of life, enjoying the challenge of paintball, golfing, fishing, “corn hole” bags, and chopping wood. Every day he completed a crossword puzzle. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.
Jackie Lee Martin, age 74, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday at Schilling Funeral Home.
Jack was born on December 15, 1938 in Mattoon the son of Floyd and Lena (Maycan) Martin. He married Barbara Ann Huckaba on June 7, 1969.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara Martin of Mattoon, IL; two daughters, Traci (Harold) Downs of Aurora, IL and Jackie (Mike) Wake of Mattoon, IL; five grandchildren, Harold Downs III, Christina Downs, Katie Downs, Jaelynn Wake and Landon Wake; three sisters, Shirley (Arthur) Merrick of Robinson, IL, Diana Hamma of Birmingham, MI and Sharon (Mark) Mullen of Hoschton, GA; brother, Tony (Mary) Martin of Mattoon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and an infant sister.
Jack was a member of the Marshall Avenue Christian Church. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and fishing. Jack was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting. Most of all, Jack loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to American Diabetes Association.
Martha “Liz” Neal passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Mattoon Health Care. Her body will be cremated according to her wishes. There will be a private family memorial at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
She was born March 6, 1928 in Mattoon, IL to Ruth Niemeyer Senteney and Kenneth “Pete” Senteney.
Liz lived a very accomplished life. She left home after high school and went to school in Rochester, New York. She became a dental hygienist and then went on to marry. While raising four children Liz continued working and educating herself receiving her PHD in Education from the University of Illinois. She taught for several years and then became a financial advisor. She proudly worked until she was 75. Liz was able to enjoy traveling after her retirement, taking 2 around the world cruises. She also became a life master in bridge. One of her favorite pastimes was playing online bridge with other master players from around the world.
Throughout her life Liz read extensively and kept pace with local, national, and world news. She was a loyal patron of the Mattoon Public Library and she loved going to the YMCA each morning for her water exercises.
Liz was a loving mother to four children, her son David and wife Alice of Albuquerque, NM, son Craig and wife Bonnie of Farmington, NM, daughter Peggy Schaefer and husband Greg of Mattoon, IL and daughter Neva Mundstock (deceased) and husband John of Springfield, IL. She also had six grandchildren of whom she was very proud. She had one brother, Paul Senteney and wife Helen of Delta, CO and a sister Maxine Conlin McCormick (deceased).
Raymond Edward Senteney, age 92, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 12:56 p.m. on November 22, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Dennis Strawn officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery with Reverend Robert Clark officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Masonic Rites starting at 7:00 p.m.
Raymond was born on February 4, 1921 in Mattoon, IL the son of Homer and Lula (Abel) Senteney. He married Mae Newlin of Wesfield, IL on February 7, 1942 in Mattoon, IL.
Survivors include his loving wife of 72 years, Mae Senteney of Mattoon, IL; son, Steven Ray (Diane) Senteney of Mattoon, IL; granddaughter, Kimberly Mae (Keith) Grant of Germantown, TN; grandson, Steven Ray (Kirsten) Senteney II. of Beaverton, OR; great grandson, Connor Michael Grant of Germantown, TN; great granddaughters, Brooke Elizabeth Grant of Germantown, TN and Mina Mae Senteney of Beaverton, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Lula Senteney; brother, Eugene Senteney of Webster Groves, MO; sister, Grace Nolte of Mattoon, IL.
Raymond graduated from Mattoon High School in 1939. He started working for the Mattoon Journal Gazette right after graduation. Raymond was a pipefitter for the New York Central Railroad from 1940-1954. He served honorably in the United States Navy during WWII. He worked as a pipefitter for Gulf, Mobil and Ohio Railroad in Bloomington, IL.
Raymond was employed as a Police Officer for the Mattoon Police Department from August 1955 until August 1985. Raymond was promoted to Captain in 1963, Assistant Chief in 1969 and Chief in 1974. After 30 years of dedicated service and twelve years as Chief of Police, Raymond retired in 1985. Raymond attended many police training institutes, the FBI Academy, Northwestern University Police Institute and the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. In 1972, Raymond was selected as Police Officer of the Year by the Mattoon Post of Veteran of Foreign Wars. In 1974, he was selected as the Outstanding Police Officer by the Mattoon Jaycees. Raymond was a co-founder and former President of the Mattoon Police Pistol Club. He was instrumental in building the Mattoon Police Pistol Range which in 2005 was named the Raymond E. Senteney Mattoon Police Pistol Range in his honor by the Mayor and City Council.
While a police officer, Raymond became a licensed plumber. Upon retirement from the Mattoon Police Department, he became the Mattoon Plumbing Inspector in 1985 and retired in 2009. He established the first set of records for plumbing inspections conducted in the city. When the Certified Plumbing Inspectors Licensing Program first became available by the state, he became licensed and certified in the first group. Mr. Senteney was the longest serving City Of Mattoon employee with 54 years of service to the community.
Raymond had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1931 making him the longest serving member of the church. Raymond served as a Deacon and Trustee, and served on many boards at the church. He was a Past Master of the Mattoon Masonic Lodge #260. Raymond was a past President of the Corn Belt Shrine Club, Mattoon High Twelve Club, Mattoon Police Benevolent and Protective Association and Central Illinois Chief of Police Association. He was a former Director of the Mattoon Big Four Credit Union and former Secretary of the Mattoon Police Department Pension Board. Raymond was a member of many organizations, Coles County Health Department Board, Danville Scottish Rite, Springfield Ansar Temple Shrine, Corn Belt Shrine Cycle Patrol, Illinois Chief of Police Association, Mattoon American Legion, Mattoon Forty and Eight, Illinois Plumbing Inspectors Association, and the Mattoon Moose Lodge.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the First Baptist Church of Mattoon, IL or the Shriner’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Kathleen Juanita Upton, age 93, of Mattoon passed away at 7:47 a.m. on November 20, 2013 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday November 25, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Kathy was born on September 29, 1920 in Littleton, CO the daughter of Henry and Alice (Storey) Northcut. She married Howard Upton October 18, 1980. He preceded her in death in 1994.
Survivors include two step daughters, Vivian Rose Cohen of Mattoon, IL, Marjorie (Mack) Hayes of Mesa, AZ; daughter in law, Charlotte Upton of Mattoon, IL; step grandchildren, Lori (Steve) Hall of Mattoon, IL, Rick (Sandy) Upton of Lerna, IL Randy Upton of Mattoon, IL, Nancy Orndorff of Mattoon, IL, Donny (Bridget) Upton of Mattoon, IL, David Hayes, Tom Hayes, Susie Swickard; twelve great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two sisters, Husband, Howard Upton, and two step sons, Clarence “Sonny” Upton and Kenny Upton.
Kathy enjoyed cooking, doing crossword puzzles, and watching baseball games. She also collected dolls and music boxes. Kathy had a vibrant personality and loved most of all being with her family.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to Coles County On Aging.
Mary Catherine Wall, age 79, of Mattoon passed away at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Mattoon Healthcare. No services are planned at this time. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mary was born on October 22, 1934 in Effingham, IL the daughter of Clarence and Edna (Stockman) Petry. She married Fred Wall on February 9, 1963. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2011.
Survivors include her loving daughter, Vicky Fickes of Janesville, IL.
Shirley Ann Huffaker, age 70, of Mattoon was surrounded by her loving family as she went to be with Jesus at 4:21 p.m. on Saturday November 16, 2013 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2012 with Reverend Ed Stephens officiating at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Schilling Funeral Home.
Shirley was born on January 2, 1943 in Metcalf, IL the daughter of Radford and Imogene (Tresner) Dickerson.
Survivors include her son, Dale (Gretchen) Hurst of Decatur, IL; four grandchildren, Ryan Ellis, Eric Ellis, Courtney Hurst and Joseph Hurst; brother, Charles Steven (Cathy) Dickerson of Danville, IL; sister, Judith Diane Grider of Mattoon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; two beloved feline companions, Blackie and Sadie. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, son Gregory Charles Hurst and daughter Stephanie Denise Huffaker.
Shirley was a hairstylist for over 20 years and worked at Rocky’s in Paris, IL. She enjoyed reading her Bible and inspirational books. Shirley treasured her cats. She had fun shopping on her television. Most of all, Shirley loved spending time with her family and friends.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to her family.
Norma G. Sell, 81, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with our Lord on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:45 a.m.
A service in tribute to Norma’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Lambreaux and Pastor Ken Hutchens presiding. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Schilling Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed to SBLHC Cancer Center or Lincolnland Hospice.
Norma was born December 17, 1931 in Mattoon, IL, the daughter of Edward G. and Iva E. Zachow. She attended the Free Methodist Church in Mattoon. Norma married Floyd E. Sell on July 7, 1957 in Mattoon, he survives.
Cherishing her memories are her husband; daughters, Cindy Reel and husband Terry, Angie Williams and husband Brian, all of Mattoon; grandchildren, Katie Williams, Lindsey Ames (Nathan), Dillon Reel, and Ben Williams of Mattoon, and Betsey Williams of Houston, TX. Norma supported, encouraged and took great joy in the accomplishments of her five grandchildren.
Also surviving are her siblings, Mary Willingham, John Zachow, Larry Zachow, and Joyce Zachow all of Mattoon. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers David and Otis.
Norma could often be found walking laps at the mall, and she enjoyed writing poetry and getting lost in a good book. She was the kindest, most generous, loving person who enjoyed giving gifts and would do anything or help anyone who was in need. She was dearly loved by everyone who knew her. She was the center of her entire family, and we all loved her with all our hearts and souls.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of SBLHC Cancer Center, Lincolnland Hospice, and the caregivers who provided exceptional care and love to Norma. Online condolences may be given at schillingfuneralhome.net.