Dr. Robert D. Webb died at 1:32 a.m. on Oct. 5 with his wife of 65 years, Lourdine, at his side.
Dr. Webb was born on Apr. 1, 1928 in Waggoner, Ill., to Walter and Juanita Webb. He was the oldest of five boys: Bruce of Farmersville, Ill., Lynn of Franklin, Tenn.; and Roger and Don who are deceased.
Dr. Webb and Lourdine (Armitage) were married on June 17, 1950, in Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield. They have two children, Linda Culberson of Shelbyville and Robert Jr. of White Heath, and four granddaughters, Elizabeth (married to Alan) Pickerill of Petersburg, Melissa (married to Jack) Peavler, Shelbyville, and Antonia Webb and Alexandra Webb, both of Columbus, Ohio. The Webbs have three great-grandchildren: Katherine and Jack Pickerill, and Ryne Peavler.
Dr. Webb was one of the founders of Lake Land College, Mattoon, and served as vice president from 1967-72 and president from 1972-84. He served as vice president and chairman of the board for Johnston Super Markets Inc., Shelbyville, from 1984-2000. At the time of his death, he was vice-chairman of the Eastern Illinois University board of trustees.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University, and Master’s of Administration and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He began his educational career as an administrator in Harvel and Raymond, becoming superintendent of schools for the Shelbyville School District and for the Panhandle School District.
Dr. Webb was an avid runner, golfer, painter, master gardener, and community leader. He served as chairman and member on the Coles County Board, chairman of the Coles County Democratic Party, president of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, founding member and chairman of the East Central Illinois Development Commission (ECIDC), member of the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center board, member of the Coles Together board, and member and past president of the Shelbyville and Mattoon Rotary clubs.
In 2005, he and Lourdine were selected as International Scholars by Rotary International. Together they went to Thailand where he served as a visiting professor at the University of Chiang Mai.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dr. Robert and Lourdine Webb Piano Scholarship Fund at Eastern Illinois University or to the Lake Land College Foundation.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home. Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home in Mattoon with Reverend Robert C. Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery.
Clinton George Mausehund, age 60, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 1:08 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family. Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 1804 South 9th Street, Mattoon with Reverend Dennis Strawn officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Clint was born on April 27, 1955 in Joliet, IL the son of Leo and Harviene (Clinton) Mausehund. He married Carol Walker on December 29, 1979 in Peotone, Illinois.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carol Mausehund of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Corinne Mausehund (fiancé, Rolando Montedeoca) of Olean, NY; sister, Ethel (Roy) Flint of Kewanna, IN; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Clint was preceded in death by his parents.
Clint grew up in Peotone, Illinois and was a graduate of Peotone High School. He worked at the Peotone Bank and Trust until he relocated to the Mattoon area after his marriage. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he currently was the chairperson for the Building Committee, served as Treasurer, and taught Sunday School. Clint had previously served on the church Board of Trustees and the Board of Finance. He sang with the quartet ‘4-Given’ and in the church choir. Clint was employed as an Assistant Vice President at First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust and worked at the bank for over 35 years. He also served on the Mattoon Library Board and was a Lion’s Club member and past President. Clint started the First Baptist Church Relay for Life Team, ‘Baptists Believin’ in a Cure’ and always had an infectious smile and sense of humor. Most of all, Clint enjoyed time spent with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to First Baptist Church or Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center.
Jamie Ann Misenheimer, age 53, of Mattoon passed away at 11:19 a.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Carle Hospital.
A Graveside Service honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at Calvary Cemetery with Deacon Eugene Uptmor officiating. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Jamie was born on April 17, 1962 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Roger and Marty (Coartney) Misenheimer.
Survivors include her mother, Marty Misenheimer of Mattoon, IL; brothers, Bill Misenheimer and Roger Misenheimer Jr. both of Mattoon, IL; grandmother, May Myers of Charleston, IL; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends; special canine friend, Bindi. Jamie was preceded in death by her father, Roger Misenheimer Sr.
Prior to her illness, Jamie worked as a manager at the Mattoon American Legion. She was member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 88. Jamie loved her dogs, enjoyed cooking and the beauty of nature. Jamie and her family cherished the devotion of her friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Jamie’s family to assist with expenses.
Mary Louise (Kramer) Senteney
Born December 22, 1927 – Died Sunday, September 20. 2015
Mary “Louise” Senteney, age 87, of Mattoon, Illinois passed away on Sunday, September 20, in the care of her devoted son and daughter-in-law Donald and Angela Senteney of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Michael Snow officiating. An additional visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with Eastern Star Rites starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday September 25, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home.
Survivors also include son David (Hua) Senteney of Athens, OH; grandchildren, Jeramia Lucas (Dara) Senteney-White of Omaha, NE, Joseph (Jill) Sims of Tennessee, Angela (Richard) Gibbs of Hilliard, OH, Robert Bruce, Shannon (Eugene) Holzfaster of Tipp City, OH, Kara Guisinger of Dayton, OH and Hua Bin Senteney of Athens, OH; great grandchildren, Belle, Jael, Joaquin, Brittany, Riley Jo, Abby, Jordan, Hannah, Olivia, Alexis, Robert, Braxton; sisters-in-law Louise Kramer, Joanne Kramer and many, many nieces and nephews.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Leslie W. Senteney, Mother Elizabeth Fay (Ruster) Kramer, father Frank Wilbur Kramer; sister, Marjorie Brown; brothers: Frank Kramer, Donald Kramer, Robert Kramer and Max Kramer; great grandson, Lucian White.
Louise lived a life of service to others. People was her “specialty”. She retired from Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital with 33 years of service. She also worked in home health, at The Link Clinic for Dr. Pfeiffer and Dr. Gammas; Louise was a teacher’s aide at Columbia School, a babysitter, and a pet sitter. Additional jobs were at the I.G.A. grocery store; Montgomery Ward Department Store; General Electric, Keeney’s, Illinois Consolidated Telephone as a PBX operator, Mattoon Hospital PBX operator, The Pullman Diner, and Bidwell’s Candy Shop as a soda jerk.
Louise was very active in the community: She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Mattoon Chapter (50 years), Hall of Elect Lady Chapter No. 40, Luncheon volunteer/server at First United Methodist Church and The Mattoon Masonic Lodge. She believed in staying physically fit and active. She was a dancer all of her life enjoying square and round (ballroom) dancing, western line dancing, and her personal favorite clogging. She participated in USO Dances at Rantoul Air Base. She loved roller skating at The Silver Star rink. She was a member of the Mattoon YMCA for many years and especially enjoyed playing water volleyball. She spent many hours at Lytle Park and Pool, and Peterson Park. She played for the local Women’s Softball League, rode her bike and/or walked daily.
Her family and friends were her most precious treasures. She hosted many family meals and baked delicious cobblers and assorted cookies. She loved and cared for everyone she knew. The household pets and wildlife on Park Street could never hope for better catering and attention than Louise offered. Her wit and laughter will be greatly missed. Humor sustained her spirit through the trials of life. This was most important during her hard fought 19 year battle with breast cancer as well as her determined struggle against Alzheimer’s Disease.
Honorary Pall Bearers: Jeramia Lucas Senteney-White, Oscar Brown, Allen Kramer, Andy Kramer, Marc Kramer, Robert Senteney, Gary Browning, Jacob Hortenstine, Loyce Jewell and Joseph Utley. Special thanks to devoted family and friends: Dorinda Phillips, Linda Andres, JoAnne Kramer, Louise Kramer, Audrey Brown, Mae Senteney, Doris Shook, Joyce Snyder (deceased 9/17/2015), Carol Browning, Jeanne Allen, Darlene Utley, Cindy “Minnie” Gibbons, Tina Carlton, Laura Barrie and Hope Salvas for their unwavering love and care. Much gratitude to: Dr. Jodi Van Jura and Dr. Alejandro Calvo for superior medical care; Morris and Son’s Funeral Home, Dayton, Ohio and Schilling’s Funeral Home, Mattoon, Illinois for their seamless partnering and compassionate attendance to final arrangements.
The family appreciates memorial donations or flowers in honor Mary Louise. Donations can be sent to First United Methodist Church, 1601 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 or YMCA, 221 N 16th St, Mattoon, IL 61938.
Linda Maree Ames, age 70, of Lerna passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at her residence.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Ricky Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home. The family requests casual attire for visitation and service.
Linda was born on January 28, 1945 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Carl T. and Elaine (Thompson) Ferguson. She married John Ames on March 28, 1964.
Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, John Ames of Lerna, IL; daughter, Brenna (Alan) Batson of Lerna, IL; son, Jeff (Brandi) Ames of Lerna, IL; grandchildren, Kelsey Batson and fiancé Nick Childress of Champaign, IL, Myles Batson of Lerna, IL, Juliene (Blake) Ames-Heiner of Provo, UT, Austin Ames of Lerna, IL and Landon Ames of Lerna, IL; father, Carl Ferguson; sister, Carlaine Linder; brothers, Robert (Karen) Hill and Dave Hill; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her daughter Tawnjai Ames; mother Elaine Ferguson; sister, Sandra Lawyer; sister-in-law, Barb Hill.
Linda dedicated her life to helping others. She started working as a Sarah’s Homemaker at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in 1984 and retired in 2014. Linda was on the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and 4-H Leader. She enjoyed helping with the Hospital Guild and dancing with the Swing and Swayer Square Dancing Club. For many years, Linda entered the Central National Bank Dress a Doll Contest and won several times. She enjoyed cultivating her flower garden each year. Most of all, Linda was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and soon to be great grandmother. She treasured her time spent with her family and will be greatly missed by those who loved her.
Memorial donations in Linda’s honor are suggested to the Salvation Army and Lincolnland Hospice.
Brenda Kay Turner, age 67, of Humboldt passed away at 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital.
A time of remembrance for family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. No formal funeral service is planned at this time.
Brenda was born on August 26, 1948 in Murphysboro, IL the daughter of James and Bertha (Lee) Rendleman. She married James Turner on December 18, 1987. He preceded her death on June 8, 2014.
Survivors include son, Curt (Cindy) Rawlings of Woodstock, GA; stepdaughters, Shelley Turner of Mattoon, IL and Susan (Ray) Hall of Mattoon, IL; stepsons, Ryan (Linda) Turner of Mattoon, IL and James (Jenny) Turner of Charleston, IL; sister, Joyce (Chuck) Prince of Chatham, IL; fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and special friend, Kevin McKee of Humboldt, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Cori Kaye Kingery-Rothrock, age 39, of Beecher City, IL passed away at 12:38 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Cori was born on February 9, 1976 in Canton, IL the daughter of Carl and Linda (Cuson) Kingery.
Survivors include her son, Aiden Mitchel Rothrock of Effingham, IL; parents, Carl and Linda Kingery of Neoga, IL; twin sister, Currie Anne Kingery- Marsh and husband Kevin of Mattoon, IL; brother, Luke Kingery of Reno, NV; sister, Carley Lynn Kingery-Tatman and husband Chris of Champaign, IL; nephews and niece, Matt Marsh, Jordan Marsh, Madilynn Tatman, Colton Tatman, Jaxton Tatman.
Cori worked as a hair stylist at Keracutz in Effingham, IL. She was adored by her family and will be greatly missed
If anyone would like to come by and join us during our time of grief, stop by Currie’s house on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 1220 Annis Avenue, Mattoon, IL from 5:00 p.m. until evening. This is not a memorial service. Our family has decided to simply have an intimate gathering of friends who loved Cori Kingery Rothrock and would like to support us during this sad time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donation to be given to Currie Marsh for Aiden’s educational fund. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mabel (Strong) VonLanken, age 103, of Lerna, IL passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend B.F. McClerren officiating. Burial will follow at Janesville Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Mabel was born on August 1, 1912 in Johnstown, IL the daughter of Ross and Nettie May (Schee) Starwalt. She married Ervin VonLanken in 1988. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2007.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Deana (Rick) Phillips of Lerna, IL, Doug (Tracy) Gordon of Janesville, IL, Monica Craig and Matthew Strong both of Charleston, IL; great grandchildren, Stacey (Jason) Himes of Lerna, IL, Steven Phillips of Des Moines, IA, Stephanie Gordon, Sarah Gordon and Robert (Fiancé Taylor Swick) Gordon all of Mattoon, IL, Carrie Atteberry and Keith Atteberry of Janesville, IL; great great grandchildren, Taylor and Aiden Himes both of Lerna, IL, Vincent Craig of Charleston, IL, Jazzy, Asher and Eli Gordon all of Mattoon, IL, Kennedy and Brylyn Phillips both of Des Moines, IA and James Trevarthan of FL; daughter-in-law, Myrna Strong of Charleston, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; Ervin VonLanken’s children, Terry and Lonnie VonLanken, Darlene King and their extended family. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband and children Billie Joe, Judy and Max.
Mabel worked and retired from the First National Bank in Lerna, IL. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Greenwood Chapter 159 in Toledo, IL. Mabel enjoyed gardening and baking pies. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Janesville Cemetery, The War Memorial Garden, c/o Jane Richter, 142 NCR 1100E, Lerna, IL 62440.
Kathleen Marie Fisher, age 89, of Lerna, IL passed away at 1:12 a.m. on September 9, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Janesville Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Kathleen was born on March 29, 1926 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Theodore and Helen (Louthan) Gwinn. She married Merrell “Fish” Fisher on February 9, 1946. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2009.
Survivors include her son, Merrell “Ron” (Judy) Fisher of Mattoon, IL; granddaughter, Shelly (Bruce) Miller of Mattoon, IL; grandson, Michael (April) Fisher of Mattoon, IL; great grandchildren, Taylor (Brittany) Miller, Dillan Miller, Haleigh Miller, Kaylee Fisher, Devon Fisher and Haiven Bowerstock; Kaiden Bowerstock who was like a grandson; and great great grandson, Liam Miller. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents and husband; sister, Charleen Lowry and brother, Ted Gwinn; and a grandchild.
Kathleen was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of Buck Grove Community Church and in earlier years was a Youth Leader at the Presbyterian Church in Lerna. Kathleen enjoyed working with flowers in her yard, playing golf and bridge. She was a member of the Pinochle Club and Hospital Guild in previous years. Most of all, Kathleen cherished time spent 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 Buck Grove Community Church.
Walter Wayne Carter, age 81, of Mattoon passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Graveside Services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Wayne was born February 22, 1934 in Mattoon and was the youngest of ten children. His parents were Occie and Minnie Carter. He is survived by his sister, Marguerite Shafer and his two sisters-in-law Elsie Carter and Gladine Carter. He also left several nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Joe, Bob and Donald; sisters, Daisy and Dorothy Carter, Mae Stanford and Edna Grant.
Wayne attended Mattoon Public schools and then joined the Marines serving in the Occupational Forces in South Korea. After the war, Wayne moved to California, where he lived for 60 years. While in California, he was employed by Wilshire Oil Company. He returned to his home town, Mattoon, on July 3rd of this year and resided at Gowin Parc until his death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the donor’s charity of choice, in celebration of Wayne’s life.