Ellen Louise (Campbell) Throm, age 92, of Mattoon passed away at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Gowin Parc.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Carl Lamoreaux officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Ellen was born on June 5, 1922 in Pulaski County, IL the daughter of Louis and Mary (Victor) Weber. She married Lester Owen Campbell on September 29, 1939. He preceded her in death on March 6, 1966. She later married John G. Throm on December 27, 1972. He preceded her in death on November 3, 2008.
Survivors include her children, Linda (Wayne) Brumitt of Whitehouse, TX, Victor (Betty) Campbell of Fairhope, AL, William (Ruth) Campbell of Mattoon, IL, Ellen (Tom) Stitt of Toledo, IL, Trudy (Dick) Salsberry of Manhattan, KS and Tom (San-Dee) Campbell of Taylorville, IL; step-children, Tina (Michael) Fiorini of Aurora, CO, Fred (Rosemary) Throm of Mattoon, IL, Patrick Throm of Mattoon, IL, Syma (Turi) Cervone of Mattoon, IL, and Paula Throm of Tampa, FL; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; brothers, Cecil Weber of Mattoon, IL and Dale Weber of Sullivan, IL; sister, Elsie Hill of Bradley, IL. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary Weber; husbands, Lester Campbell and John G. Throm; one step-son, four brothers and two sisters.
Ellen valued lifelong learning. She first worked eighteen years at Crawford Shoe Company. In 1968, she returned to education earning her GED, then pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Upon completing her Bachelors, she was hired at Lincoln Elementary School (Mattoon) as a fifth grade teacher. While teaching she continued her education, earning both a Master’s Degree and Specialists Degree in Education. She continued working at Lincoln School for fifteen years as a fifth grade teacher until her retirement. Ellen was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, the Retired Teachers Association, The Home Extension Association and life member of the Cumberland Life Center. She was also a founding member of the Mattoon Free Methodist Church. Ellen enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting. She treasured her fifteen years snow-birding to Texas so much that she moved there for a little while. Most of all, Ellen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to the Salvation Army, Alzheimer’s Association or Gowin Parc.
October 14, 1928-September 10, 2014
Geraldine Hill (nee Price), 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill., after a strong battle with illness.
She is survived by three daughters: Sandra Hill, Teri (Matt) Mullady, and Debbie Wells; grandchildren Joseph Maxey and Shonté (Brian) Cadwallader (nee Maxey), Rex, Carly, Zachary, and Mick Mullady, Justin and Colton (Taryn) Wells; great-grandchildren Christopher and Peyton Maxey; one brother, Royal Price; dear lifelong friends Betty and Herman Anderson, as well as the countless friends who have called her “mom” and “Grandma Gerry” over the years.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Addison Hill, her son Larry Maxey, parents Joseph and Nina (Phipps) Price, siblings June Hill, Norman Price, Dale Price, Gene Price, and Rosetta Cox.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. A Memorial Service will be from 12:45 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. following the visitation. Burial will follow at Janesville Cemetery.
Tammy Lou Gordon, age 65 of Mattoon, IL left us unexpected to become a shining star due to complications from surgery at 3:50 a.m. on September 10, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital surrounded by her beloved family. Tammy was extremely devoted to her four grandchildren, Kirsten, Trevin, Eliza, and Fallon. She had become excited about her new addition to the family, RaeAnn, Rylee, and Konnor. Tammy loved the outdoors especially shark fishing and hunting. Tammy was an avid Bears fan and was excited about the up and coming season. Her sudden death leaves a forever void in the hearts of her family. Tammy was loved by anyone who met her. Tammy is survived by her soul mate and best friend of 25 years, Danny Smyser. She is also survived by her loving children, Keith (Julie) Rose of Mattoon, IL, Jeff (Dana) Rose of Sullivan, IL and Jamie Williams of Mattoon, IL. They remained her priority even as adults. Survived by two brothers, Mike (Barb) Gordon of Bradenton, FL, Gene (Heidi) Gordon of Rockford, IL and one sister, Rosie (Ralph) Ford of Moncks Corner, SC. Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings and her grandson Daxton.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be given to the Rose family for funeral expenses
Delores Jean Hayes, age 87, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 10:52 p.m. on September 9, 2014 at Gowin Parc.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 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 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Delores was born on June 27, 1927 in Coles County, IL the daughter of Paul and Ruth (Ellison) Daily. She married Charles A. Hayes on May 8, 1948.
Survivors include her sons, James P. (Vickie) Hayes of Charleston, IL and Stephen R. (Cheri) Hayes of East Moline, IL; daughter, Linda (Larry) Nielsen of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Emily (Joe) Bianchi of Mokena, IL, Lee Nielsen of Bentonville, AR, Marcus (Karen) Hayes of Skokie, IL, Lonnie Nielson of Los Angeles, CA, Charlie Hayes of Charleston, IL and Lucas Hayes of Charleston, IL; great grandchildren, Conrad, Max, Hamilton, Caden, Lilianna and Bennett; brother, Joe Daily of Lerna, IL and brother in law Roy “Ed” Adair of Lerna, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Gene Aikman, husband, sister Naomi Adair, brother David Daily and sister in law Janice Daily.
Delores was employed by the Mattoon School District Community Unit #2. She also worked at Mattoon Golf and Country Club and Thrifty Drug Store. Delores attended The Fields (formerly 1st Assembly) and Praise Assembly churches. She was an active homemaker, avid Cardinals fan, doll collector and chocolate lover. Delores loved children and enjoyed hosting meals at her home at holidays, family gatherings or just having her family and friends over at the house. She had a table full of wonderful food. She fixed, cooked and served it all. Delores had great joy seeing others eat, visit and have fun. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to The Fields Church or Praise Assembly.
Marianne Link Thiel, age 91, of Mattoon passed away at 11:08 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Mattoon Healthcare.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. A Family Remembrance Service will start at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night.
Marianne was born on August 5, 1923 in McVille, ND the daughter of Joseph John and Mayme (Sinner) Link. Her family moved to Mattoon in 1925.
Survivors include her five children, Dr. Kathleen (Thomas) LeVeck, Andrea Wisotsky, Dr. Christopher (Melanie) Thiel, Stanley Kurt (Beth) and Gretchen Doyle. Her life was enriched by her eight grandchildren, Damien and Danielle LeVeck, Colin Thiel, Sarah Wisotsky, Kristen and Steven Selzler, and Erin and Michael Doyle. Marianne was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years in 2008, parents, only sibling Katie Vandever and her son in law, David Wisotsky.
Marianne graduated from St. Joseph School in 1939, Mattoon High School in 1941 and Washington University in St. Louis in 1945. Marianne worked in the laboratories of Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where she met Dr. Stanley Thiel. They were married on October 5, 1946. The next years were spent in the army with her husband. After the service ended, they returned to Mattoon in 1951 where Dr. Thiel joined the Link Clinic as Mattoon’s first pediatrician.
Marianne was active in her children’s school and church. She was the first president of the SBLHC Guild and active in fund raising by the guild. She was chairwoman of the first Hi Fever Follies with a New York director and Mattoon’s own performers on the stage of the now destroyed Mattoon Theatre. She also served as a co-chairwoman of Mattoon’s Bi-Centennial street fair’s downtown activities. One of her most cherished memberships was that of her Literary Club. Members would meet monthly at each other’s houses to hear a report on the assigned volume, share each other’s lives and appoint the reporter for next month’s book. This club still thrives after than sixty years.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to St. Mary’s School or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Rosetta Mae Cox, age 88, of Mattoon passed away at 5:39 p.m. on September 6, 2014 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Pastor Brad Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Rosetta was born on March 29, 1926 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Joseph and Nina (Phipps) Price. She married Russell Eugene “Tuny” Cox on February 9 in 1947.
Survivors include her loving husband, Tuny Cox; daughter, Judy Eaton of Mattoon, IL and son, Rod (Kim) Cox all of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Kasey Bosler of Mattoon, IL, Beau (Kindy) Morris of Stewardson, IL, Brooke (Andy) Hoene of Mattoon, IL, Keri Cox of Mattoon, IL, Brittiney (Matt) Burton of Decatur, IL; step grandchildren, Natalie Freeman of Mattoon, IL and Nathan Freeman of Pana, IL; great grandchildren, Averie, Jaxon, Grady, Kendall, Drew, Jace, Koy, Lauryn, Karsyn, Jagger and Max; step great grandchildren, Rhylee, Zaiden and Ashton; sister, Gerry Hill of Kankakee, IL; brother, Royal Price of Mattoon, IL. Rosetta was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gene Price, Dale Price and Norman Price; sister June Hill.
Rosetta was a member of Mattoon Family Worship Center. She was a homemaker and loved to cook. Rosetta enjoyed camping, playing cards and taking trips with her daughter Judy. She loved Cardinal’s baseball. Rosetta cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rosetta will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.
In leiu of flowers memorial donations in her honor may be given to the Mattoon Family Worship Center Building Fund.
Linda Idelle Dowell, age 71, of Mattoon passed away at 12:47 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Mattoon Healthcare.
Services will be at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Linda was born on January 31, 1943 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Gilbert and Grace (McConnell) Dowell.
Survivors include her brothers, Raymond (Julie) Dowell of Mattoon, IL and Byron (Johnie) Dowell of Leveland, TX; sister, Nancy Pedigo and special friend Bob Knapp of Decatur, IL; nieces and nephews, Veronica Pedigo, Chris Pedigo, Cindy Pedigo all of Decatur, IL, Jason Dowell of Vidor, TX, Benjamin (Julie) Dowell of Rennsselaer, IN, Zachary Dowell of Mattoon, IL and Sarah Dowell of Charleston, IL; numerous great nieces and nephews.
Linda served honorably in the United States Army (WACS) during the Vietnam War from 1962-1965. She was an avid reader and collector. Linda was a member of the New Wisdom University Church.
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 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 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.