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Mary Anderson

Mary Belle Anderson, age 82, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 7:11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

Mary was born on August 19, 1932 in Clinton, IN the daughter of Robert and Lucinda (Cox) Hutson.  She married Donald A. Anderson on November 17, 1949. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1997.

Survivors include her son, Dennis (Brenda) Anderson of Mattoon, IL; son in law, Johnny Wilds of Clinton, IN; grandchildren, John (Angie) Wilds of Clinton, IN, Amy (Sean) Bullington of Mattoon, IL and Dr. Adam (Kayla) Anderson of Fairview Heights, IL; great grandchildren, Brittany, Chris, Samantha and Tyler; great great grandchildren, Elijah, Jayden and Camden; and sister, Rose (Gary) Holland of Clinton, IN. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vicki Wilds; grandchild, Michell Cox; great grandchild, Meghan; and nine brothers and sisters.

Mary worked as a seamstress at the Garment Factory before her retirement. She was a member of the General Baptist Church.


Rosalie Branson


Rosalie Branson, age 82, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 1:13 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Dennis Strawn officiating. 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 Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Rosalie was born on February 20, 1933 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of George and Gretta (Daily) Arthur.  She married Cleaves Branson on January 21, 1951. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2014.

Survivors include her loving children, Darlene (Steve) McGary, Mark (Nancy) Branson, Debby (and the late Cecil) Ellis and Gary (Janet Sue) Branson all of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Angie Pearson, Christi Poorman, Shannon McGary, Sharma Trail, Casey Branson, Jake Branson, Edward Carpenter, Amy McGary, Jary Branson and Garrette Branson; eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; sister, Madonna Thomas; sisters-in-law, Norma Lundy and Maxine Arthur. Rosalie was preceded in death by sister, Dorothy VanGundy; brothers, Warren Arthur and Bob Arthur; nephew, Jim Taylor.

Rosalie worked at Dar-Su’s as a bookkeeper. She devoted countless hours at Catholic Charities and was instrumental in developing the free medication program there. Rosalie had a love for visiting and sharing everyone’s success and challenges. She enjoyed Facebook and playing games on the computer. She always had a word of advice even when she was sick. Rosalie worried about anyone that was ill and followed their journey in healing and passing. For family gatherings, Rosalie’s macaroni and cheese was always requested. Rosalie was the center core of her family.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to First Baptist Church Choir Group.


Royal Price

 

Royal Lee Price, age 84, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

No service is planned. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Royal was born on May 3, 1930 in Coles County, IL the son of Joe and Nina (Phipps) Price.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Marie (Gary) Filipiak of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren Ebie Filipiak and Dennis Filipiak of Colorado Springs, CO; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Paula Thompson of Mattoon, IL. Royal was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nina Price; siblings, Gene Price, Dale Price, Norman Price, Rosetta Cox, June Hill and Geri Hill.

Royal served honorably in the United States Navy. He worked in maintenance for 38 years at General Electric. Royal enjoyed all sports, playing pool, tennis and golfing. He treasured his time spent with his daughter traveling around the United States. Royal also enjoyed traveling and visiting casinos with his dear friends Charlie Edwards and Bill Daniels. Most of all Royal loved spending time with his family, especially time spent at Judy Eaton’s home during cookouts and the holidays.

 


Cheryl Cassady

Cheryl Denise Cassady, age 62, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 11:51 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Lifepointe Church with Reverend Marvin Yoder officiating. 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 Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Lifepointe Church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Cheryl was born on July 28, 1952 in Geneva, IL the daughter of Homer and Wilma (Corum) McCormick.  She married Clarence Cassady on November 12, 1972.

Survivors include her loving husband, Clarence Cassady of Lerna, IL; daughters, Cara Cassady of Dallas, TX and Caila (Avery) Karrick of Charleston, IL; son, Adam (Heather) Cassady of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Korrin Cassady, Korbin Cassady, Elle Karrick and Lorelei Karrick.

Cheryl attended high school in Winslow, Indiana. She was a member of Life Pointe Church where she was very involved with church activities. Cheryl enjoyed sharing God’s love with others. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the family.


David Pattin

David Aaron Pattin of Barry, IL formerly of Charleston, IL passed away at 7:05am Tuesday, March 24th 2015 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL. Graveside services in tribute of his life will be on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Beals Cemetery east of Trilla, IL with Reverend Tom Skinner officiating. Following the graveside services, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at Pagligcci’s in Mattoon, IL. No visitation is planned. The Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

David was born on March 27, 1981 in Mattoon, IL, a son of Linda L. Pattin and David E. Pattin. He is survived by one son, Dylan M. Pattin; one sister Michelle L. Driscoll, husband Robert ; and one nephew, Chase A. Driscoll. He is also survived by three aunts, Diania Spinner, Fran Brower, and June Davis and he had several cousins. He was preceded in death by two grandmothers, Sybil L. Elzy and Lillian Davis both of Mattoon, IL. David had worked for a hog farm. David will always be remembered as a loving father, son, and brother. He loved spending time with family, especially his son and nephew. He will be missed by all and was a true blessing.

Donations or cards may be sent to his son Dylan or Michelle Driscoll at 425 Main St. Barry, IL 62312 or to Linda Pattin at 509 Davis St. Barry, IL 62312.


James Neason

 

 

James Shannon Neason, age 51, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 8:21 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015 at his residence.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

James was born on September 25, 1963 in Mattoon the son of James D. and Tina L. (Claxon) Neason.

Survivors include his loving parents, James and Tina Neason of Mattoon, IL; sisters, Kathy (Terry) Awalt and Karen (Michael) Littleton all of Mattoon, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

James served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. James worked in the maintenance department at Eastern Illinois University. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. James also enjoyed parachuting.


Duan Joseph Bartholomew

 

Duan Bartholomew, age 69, of Neoga, IL passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at his residence.

Memorial services honoring his life will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Coen officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of service Friday.

Duan was born on May 29, 1945 in Tuscola, IL the son of Donald and Virginia (McGregor) Bartholomew.  He married Mary L. Hudson on August 26, 1965.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Bartholomew of Neoga, IL; son, Darrell K. (Melissa) Bartholomew of Decatur, IL; daughter, Kimberly A. (Jason) Gilliland of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Joshua Bartholomew and fiancé Shelby Massey of Clinton, IL, Nathaniel Bartholomew of Decatur, IL, Riley Bartholomew of Decatur, IL and Isaac Gilliland of St. Louis, MO; sisters, Donna Kay (Robert) Rosensteel of Houston, TX, Dianne (Robert) Frank of Las Cruces, NM and Debora (Greg) Light of Toledo, IL. Duan was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Donald Eugene Bartholomew and Dean Bartholomew.

Duan served honorably in the United States Army as a Sergeant. He retired from Caterpillar where he was an Inspector. Duan was a member of the South Shores Christian Church in Decatur, IL.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to Doctors without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741.


Marie Catherine Moore

 

Marie Catherine Johnston Moore, age 86, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

Marie was born on October 31, 1928 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Otto and Ella (Roberts) Johnston.  She married Marvin Moore on September 1, 1946 upon his return from serving with the U.S. Army in the Southwest Pacific area of New Guinea, the Philippines and occupied Japan.

Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Marvin Moore of Mattoon, IL; son, Thomas (Karen) Moore of Bay Minette, AL; daughters Carol (Jim) Shobe of Effingham, IL and Cathy (Lowell) Cather of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Greg (Kim) Moore of Cincinnati, OH, Jason (Marcy) Moore of Daphne, AL, Tracie (Colby) Higgs of Watson, IL, Tyler (Laura) Shobe of Champaign, IL, Sarah Poland of Atlanta, GA, Laura (Michael) Renna of Atlanta, GA, Darci (Jim Whittier) Cather of McAllen, TX, Denise (Chris) Childress of Mahomet, IL and Daniel (Amy) Cather of McAllen, TX ; great grandchildren, Madeleine Moore, Maddox Moore, Elijah Whittier, Ruby Whittier, Israel Whittier, Claire Childress, Clark Childress and Ella Cather; brother, Wayne Johnston of Durango, CO; several nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter; sister, Wanda Miller; brother, Robert “Gene” Johnston.

Marie graduated from Mattoon High School in 1946. She lived in Mattoon all of her life. Marie retired from General Electric and then entered nursing school at LakeLand College. She received her LPN License and graduated with honors in 1981. Marie worked for visiting nurses and hospice from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and also in area long term care facilities.

Marie’s special interest was in painting in oils, watercolors and pastels. She was juried into the Illinois Artisans Program in 1985 and exhibited at Illinois State Galleries and in area art galleries. Marie won prizes at area art shows and also exhibited at Tarble Art Center Sales Gallery. She and Marvin followed the Art Shows in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Marie painted until 2014 when ill health forced her retirement.

Marvin and Marie treasured their time traveling the world, they went to the National Parks, four cruises, Europe, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico and the Panama Canal. Most of all, Marie loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to First Christian Church Building Fund.

 


LaVerne Barbee

LaVerne Arline Barbee, age 88, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Troy Countryman officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

LaVerne was born on August 3, 1926 in Coles County, IL the daughter of Herbert and Ethel (Czerwonka) Gust.  She married David Ross Barbee on December 29, 1945 in Sullivan, IL. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1994.

Survivors include her loving children, Patricia (Steven) Fritz of Decatur, IL, Larry (Marilyn) Barbee of Tolono, IL and Stacey (Michael) Liese of Brimfield, IL; grandchildren, Christopher (Vanessa) Tennyson of Decatur, IL, John Wayne Tennyson of Decatur, IL, Matthew (Jennifer) Barbee of Champaign, IL, Rachel (Cary) Steinman of Champaign, IL, Nicholas Liese of Brimfield, IL and Brighton Liese of Brimfield, IL; great grandchildren, Tori, Valerie, Avery, Isabelle and Britta; and brother, Paul Gust of Sun City, AZ. LaVerne was preceded in death by her sisters, Geneva “Jo” Shafer/Wirth and Berdena Anderson.

LaVerne was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Harmony Center or St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Beverly McGuire


Beverly Ann McGuire, age 72, of Mattoon went to her eternal rest at 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Apostolic Center with Reverend Derold Doughty and Reverend Shine Doughty officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Beverly was born on August 11, 1942 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Russell and Naomi (Phillips) Poole.  She married William Ernest (Bill) McGuire on May 2, 1964, in Wheaton, Illinois, and he survives.

Other survivors include: daughters, Cindy (Erik) Oberhill and Lisa (Chad) Butler, both of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Andrew (Brandi) Oberhill, Stephen Oberhill, Ashley Butler, Melody Butler and Cash Butler, all of Mattoon, and brothers, Robert (Ruth) Poole of Clarksville, TN, Charles (Sunday) Poole of DeMotte, IN, and sisters Nancy (Skip) Etscheid of Stanwood, WA, and Merry Dawn Poole of Cedar Lake, IN, and many nieces and nephews.  Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sharon Northcutt of FL.

Beverly retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons and had previously worked at Central National Bank.  She was a member of Apostolic Center in Mattoon.  She was a former Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Mattoon.  Beverly loved spending time with her family and her close friends, and also enjoyed visiting regularly at Mattoon Health Care.  She also liked to spend time sewing, crocheting, doing jigsaw and daily Sudoku puzzles from the newspaper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Beverly’s family would like to thank the physicians and staff of the Regional Cancer Center and the special caregivers from Lincolnland Hospice of SBL for the loving care they extended to Beverly and her family during her illness.