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Floyd Landreth

            Floyd Landreth, age 88, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 9:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

            Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Kevin Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Schilling Funeral Home.

          Floyd was born on October 27, 1925 in Humboldt, IL the son of Edward and Lela (Reece) Landreth.  He married Dorothy Jones on December 25, 1948.

          Survivors include his sons, Larry Landreth and Mike Landreth both of Mattoon, IL; grandson, Stuart (Jennifer) Landreth of Toledo, IL; great grandson Austin Landreth. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jones; parents, Edward and Lela Landreth; four brothers, Wayne, Edward, Clifford and Willard; two sisters, Norma and Irene.

          Floyd served honorably in the United States Navy. He worked at Rasmussen as a mechanic for 24 years. Floyd enjoyed playing guitar at square dances in Cooks Mills.            

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

Visitation: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Anna Ingle

            Anna (McCullough) Ingle, 46, of Mattoon passed away at 10:57 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at her residence.

            Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Church, in Mattoon with Reverend Stephen Sotiroff officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home.

          Anna was born on May 12, 1967 in Tuscola a daughter of Terrence and Elaine (Hill) McCullough.  She married Lindley “Epp” Ingle on January 8, 1990.

          Survivors include her husband, Epp Ingle of Mattoon; son, Myles Ingle of Mattoon; daughters, Morgan Ingle of Mattoon, Lexie Ingle of Mattoon; step daughter, Heather (Pat) Hardiek of Mason, IL; brothers, Terry, Mark, Paul, Doug, John, and Chris McCullough; sister, Cara (Paul Jr.) Welton of Mattoon; and several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Pat McCullough.

           Anna loved softball and played tennis and basketball in her high school years.  She graduated with the MHS class of 1985. She received her RN degree from Lakeland College and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Anna worked as a nurse at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for twenty-two years.

          Memorial donations in her honor may be given to her family for her children’s education, c/o Epp Ingle.


Helen Rosalie (McConnell) Ashworth

            Helen Rosalie Ashworth, age 85, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 3:00 a.m.  on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Mattoon Healthcare.

            Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Schilling Funeral Home.

          Helen was born on March 4, 1929 in Louisville, IL the daughter of Leslie and Dorine (Jones) McConnell.  She married James Ashworth on February 22, 1948.

          Survivors include her son, Ronald (Tami) Ashworth of Lerna, IL; grandson, Travis (Mandy) Ashworth of Mattoon, IL; granddaughter, Staci Gillis of Lerna, IL; great grandchildren, Hannah, Dakota, Dylan and Devon; sister-in-law, Christine McConnell; special friends, Joan Whitley and Mae Morris. Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, James Ashworth; parents, Leslie and Dorine McConnell; brother, Lloyd “Bud” McConnell.

          Helen was Mattoon Illinois’ first meter maid. After 25 years of dedicated service, she retired from the Mattoon Police Department. Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a friend of Family Worship. She also was a member of many organizations, Lady Ansar Shrine Eastern Star life member and the Mattoon Campers Club. Most of all Helen loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed.         

          Memorial donations in her honor may be given to Mattoon Food Center or First United Methodist Church.


Joh Menekou

          John Menekou, 89, of Flora, IL passed away at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Palm Terrace.

           A Graveside service with Military Rites honoring his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on April 28, 2014 at Danville National Cemetery.  Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.       

          John was born on March 8, 1925 in Manhattan, New York the son of Sophocles and Helen (Koszewska) Menekou.  

          Survivors include his daughter, Evelyn Kruger of IL; son, John Menekou of NY; grandchildren, Frank (Theresa) Rice of IL, Anthony Rice of KS, Lori Menekou of FL and Kelly Menekou of NY; great grandchildren, Candice Rice of NY, Celeena Rice-Smashey of IL, Karmen Rice of IL and John Rice of KS; great great grandchild William John Paul Lange of IL. John was preceded in death by his parents, Sophocles and Helen Menekou; brother, Christopher Menekou; niece, Helen Kowalski.

          John served honorably in the Navy during WWII on the USS Howard F. Clark.  He was a life time member of the V.F.W. After returning from military duty, John went to work with his father at Barbara’s Cake Fair in Brooklyn, NY. He was talented at baking and cooking. John enjoyed watching horse racing. Most of all, John loved spending time with all of his grandchildren and will be greatly missed.


Russell D. Melton

            Russell D. Melton, age 71, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:50 a.m.  on Monday, April 14, 2014 at his residence.

           A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Russell was born on July 21, 1942 in Westfield, IL the son of James and Virginia (Haddix) Melton.  He married Donna Kay on May 21, 1982.

          Survivors include his loving wife Donna K. Melton of Mattoon, IL; sons, Mark (Lila) Long of Grover, NC, Donald Larrew  and Leon Larrew both of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Charlene (Richard) Edwards of Charleston, IL; grandchildren, Gage, Kelby, and Sasha Edwards all of Charleston, IL; brother, Jimmy Melton of Ashmore, IL.  

          In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor may be given to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, IL or Lincolnland Hospice.


Mardell Wines

            Mardell Frances Wines, age 87, of Mattoon passed away at 6:15 a.m.  on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

            Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 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 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home.

          Mardell was born on September 18, 1926 in Effingham, IL the daughter of Harley Monroe and Georgia Frances (Cornwell) Bushue.  She was married to Donald D. Wines from 1946 until he passed away on April 2, 1992. She later married Harold E. Frazier in 1993. He passed away on June 12, 2004.  

          Survivors include her son, Gary Wines of St. Marks, FL; grandson, David Evermon and girlfriend Jen Sledge of Mattoon, IL; grandson, Mark Evermon of Mattoon, IL; granddaughter, Kristin Evermon of Mattoon, IL; great grandchild Kolette Evermon; several nieces and nephews. Mardell was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Wines and Harold Frazier; daughter, Beverly Shelley; parents, Harley and Georgia Bushue; sister, Shirley Grubb.         

          Mardell graduated from Effingham High School in 1944. She did window design in Effingham for the former Kresge’s and also here in Mattoon for the former Dawn’s Bridal Shop. She created custom cakes in the Mattoon area for over seventeen years. She was actively involved in roller skating, ballroom and line dancing, with her favorites being the ChaCha and the Waltz. Mardell was a social butterfly who loved spending time with her family and friends, especially the Table 8 girls.

Memorial donations in her honor may be given to Broadway Christian Church.

 


Vernon Morris

            Vernon Dale Morris, age 60, of Mattoon passed away at 1:34 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Sarah bush Lincoln Health Center.

            Services will be held at a later date.

          Vernon was born on March 14, 1954 in Charleston, IL the son of Alvin and Joyce (Stephens) Morris.  

          Survivors include his three sons, John Morris, Jody Morris and Michael Morris all of Liberal, MO; three brothers, Phillip (Pat) Morris of Kansas, IL, Jerry Morris and Darrell Morris both of Charleston, IL; sister, Alvina (Dickie) Wright of Charleston, IL; five grandchildren, Gavyn, Jordan, Nevaeh and Lyllie, Jeremy all of Liberal, MO; special friend, Paula Dyer; former wife, Anna Rea Morris. Vernon was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Morris; his parents; sister, Ginger Cravens; and first wife, Kathy Morris.

          Vernon enjoyed fishing and tinkering on small engines.

          Memorial donations in his honor may be given to Paula Dyer.


Eleanor McConaha

            Eleanor B. McConaha, age 93, of Mattoon, formerly of Champaign and Dewey, IL passed away at 9:18 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Mattoon Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

            Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Kevin Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Janesville Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Schilling Funeral Home.

          Eleanor was born on March 19, 1921 in Mattoon the daughter of Claude and Zella (Evans) Hatfill.  She married Lloyd McConaha on December 15, 1940 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1987.

          Survivors include her son, Dennis McConaha of Champaign, IL; granddaughters, Lisa (Michael) Vieth of Madison, WI and Shelley Stewart of Chatham, IL; great grandchildren, Megan, Trenton, Ethan and Clayton; sister, Juanita Bickel of Mattoon, IL; brothers, Norman Hatfill and Larry (Sherry) Hatfill both of Mattoon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd A. McConaha; brother Vernon Hatfill; three sister-in-laws, Fern, Shirley and Mary.

          Eleanor was a member of the Broadway Christian Church, Happy Timers and THEOS. She enjoyed gardening. Eleanor dedicated over 500 hours of her time volunteering at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. She received a pin in recognition of this accomplishment. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed.    

          Memorial donations in her honor may be given to Lincolnland Hospice.


Lois Witters


            Lois Birdene Witters, 99, of Mattoon passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Douglas Rehabilitation Center.

            Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. at Cunningham Funeral Home, In Lawrenceville, IL with Reverend Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will follow at Lawrenceville Cemetery. A Local visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schilling Funeral Home.

          Lois was born on April 21, 1914 in Lawrence County a daughter of Rolla N. and Tillie (Weaver) Fye.  She married Paul H. Witters on September 10, 1933. He preceded her in death on January 7, 1988.

          Survivors include her daughter, Patty Campbell of Mattoon, IL; son, Gregory D. (Mary) Witters of Old Hickory, TN; grandchildren, Tamara (Danny) Young of Mattoon, IL, Bradley Campbell of Mattoon, IL, Ashley (Geoff) Tomes of Indianapolis, IN, Allyson Witters of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren, Luke Young, Alexandra Young, Garrett Campbell, Elysse Tomes; sister, Nora Ethlyn “Sally” Hardin of Lawrenceville, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Evan Campbell, daughter, Dorothy K. Witters, and a grandson, Mark Douglas Campbell.

          Lois was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church.  She attended the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon where she was a part of the Mary Circle and Champion Sunday School Class.      Lois had a great love for family, life, and the Lord.  She cared so much for others and always had a smile on her face.  Lois will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

          Memorial donations in her honor may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon, IL.


Albert Leroy Thomas

 

            Albert Thomas, age 81, of Deltona, FL passed away at 7:09 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence. 

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home.

          Albert was born on September 13, 1932 in Mattoon, IL the son of Mort and Mildred (Jordon) Thomas.  He married Virginia Lawhorn on October 10, 1954.

          Survivors include his four children, Helen Thomas Acevedo of Apopka, FL, Alberta “Birdie” Brandenburg, Albert Thomas Jr. and Jeffrey Thomas all of Deltona, FL; grandchildren, Larry Ebeling and Joshua Thomas both of Deltona, FL, Darci Thomas of Raleigh, NC. Albert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Thomas; son, Terry Thomas; grandson, Carl Mort Thomas.    

          Albert served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After twenty years of active duty, he retired in 1973 and continued to serve in the Army Reserves. Albert was a member of the V.F.W in Debary, FL. After his military service he went on to work as a custodian at the United States Post Office. Albert was a member of the Starlight Baptist Church. He enjoyed talking on his CB Radio during road trips, boating, fishing and camping. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.         

 

          Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Starlight Baptist Church, 350 Hayes Rd, Winter Springs, FL 32708.