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Lonnie Fryman

 

Lonnie Eugene Fryman, age 74, of Mattoon passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Douglas Rehabilitation.

Graveside services honoring his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Dodge Grove with Myles Wright officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938.

Lonnie was born on May 3, 1941 in Mattoon, IL the son of Harold and Patty (Reardon) Fryman.  He married Joyce Perryman on June 2, 1961.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Joyce Fryman of Mattoon, IL; children, Robert (Patty) Fryman of Hidalgo, IL, Arline Fryman of Mattoon, IL and Ronnie (Trinity) Fryman of Casey, IL; grandchildren, Robert, James, Casey, Michelle, Chrissy and Justan; eight brothers and seven sisters; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one infant brother and one sister.

Lonnie retired after 45 years working for Industrial Roofing. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

 


Thomas Duke Seldomridge

 

Thomas Duke Seldomridge, age 99, of Mattoon passed away at 8:21 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Mattoon Healthcare.

Graveside services with Military Rites honoring his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Dodge Grove Cemetery with Pastor Matthew Froeschle officiating. Visitation for family and friends with be from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938.

Thomas was the first baby born at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL on January 19, 1916. He was the son of Howard Garfield and Martha Barat (McKinley) Seldomridge.  Thomas married Eula Mae Tate on June14, 1943. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2014.

Survivors include his son, Terry Duke (Joyce) Seldomridge of Mattoon, IL. Thomas was preceded in death by his brother, Charles McKinley Seldomridge.

Thomas graduated from Roosevelt High School in Chicago, IL. He served honorably in the United States Army. Thomas was stationed at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, NV where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. After returning from the service Thomas worked for Jewel Tea Co. Later, he ended up working for General Electric in the Maintenance Department where he retired. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and American Legion. Thomas cherished the time spent fishing with his dear friend Jim Shook. He enjoyed wood working, wood carving, exercising at the YMCA with the Super 60’s and going to the Senior Center. Thomas also traveled all over the United States to various Elderhostels. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Mattoon YMCA or Lincolnland Hospice.


Mary Morgan

Mary Alice Morgan, age 96, of Mattoon passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Brookstone Estates with her loving sister Minnie at her side.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 with David Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary was born on August 31, 1918 in Cumberland County, IL the daughter of C.L. and Mary (Cornell) Morgan.

Survivors include her sister, Minnie E. Morgan of Mattoon, IL; sisters-in-law, Deva Morgan of Bloomington, IL and Mildred Morgan of Texas; nephew Robert (Janice) Morgan of Toledo, IL; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; her church family at Lake Land Church of Christ.  Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Bud Morgan, Robert Morgan and Steve Morgan; sisters, Clara Morgan Spaulding and Hattie Morgan.

Mary worked at and retired from Eastern Illinois University where she was as a secretary in the Music Department. She was a member of the Lake Land Church of Christ. Mary was also involved with the Royal Neighbors.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Lake Land Church of Christ.


Frederick “Fred” Pierce

 

Frederick “Fred” Foster Pierce, age 90, of Mattoon passed away at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 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. tonight, Tuesday June 23, 2015 at the funeral home.

Frederick was born on January 4, 1925 in Coles Station the son of Frederick A. and Vergie (Foster) Pierce.  He married Marjorie Alice Easton on March 2, 1946. She preceded him in death on March 17, 1990. He later married Louise Tilford in May 1999. She preceded him in death on February 21, 2007. Frederick spent the rest of his life with special friend Catherine Beachey of Mattoon, IL.

Survivors include his daughters, Margene (Lyndle) Slightom of Mattoon, IL and Phyllis Weaver (fiancé Kurt Sparks) of Lerna, IL; brothers-in-law, Richard (Ellen) Easton and David (Julie) Easton all of Mattoon, IL; stepsons, Mike (Betty) Tilford of Champaign, IL and John (Theresa) Tilford of Mattoon, IL; stepdaughter, Patty Christy of FL; grandchildren, Brad (Michelle) Turner of Houston, TX, Malia (Todd) Smith of Mattoon, IL, Dylan Weaver of Mattoon, IL and Jared Weaver of McKinney, TX; great grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Gabrielle Smith, Avery Hopper, Frederick Turner, Madelyn Weaver, Beatrice Turner, Nolan Weaver and Pierce Smith; brother, Walter (Alma) Pierce of  Springfield, IL; sisters, Dorothy Duggins of Farmington, NM, Eunie Krone of Springfield, IL, Zula (Gene) Hampson of Mattoon, IL and Rita (George) Floyd of Gays, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Frederick was preceded in death by his parents, wives, two brothers and one sister.

Frederick started work with Coles Moultrie Electric in 1948 as a lineman and was employed with them until recently mowing substations and reading meters. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Frederick enjoyed gardening, farming, spending time with his family and attending community culinary events.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to Alan G. Birtch Center for Transplant Services at Memorial, 701 North 1st Street, Mailbox 87, Springfield, IL 62781 or the Mattoon Food Bank.


Opal Bennett

Opal June Bennett, age 83, of Mattoon passed away at 1:17 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Private Family Graveside services honoring her life will be at Branchside Cemetery with Pastor Brad Brown officiating. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Opal was born on May 6, 1932 in Windsor, IL the daughter of Jessie Edward and Bertha Lee (Griffin) Carter.  She married Thomas H. Bennett on May 6, 1949.  He preceded her in death on April 2, 2002.

Survivors include her daughter, Tonna (George) Waggoner of Gays, IL; grandson, Robert Waggoner of Mattoon, IL; sisters, Norma Carter of Windsor, IL, Florence Mattlin of Urbana, IL, Annabelle Beals of Mattoon, IL and Emma Englund of Westervelt, IL; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Bertha Carter; and 5 brothers.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the American Lung Association.


Deborah Williams

Deborah Eileen Williams, age 62, of Neoga went to be with her Savior at 3:38 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at First Christian Church, 190 E 6th, Neoga, IL 62447 with Pastor Mel Workman officiating. Burial 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 Monday, June 22, 2015 at First Christian Church, Neoga. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Deborah was born on December 15, 1952 in Mattoon the daughter of James H. and Anna (Combs) Bowling.  She married Robert Williams on December 1, 1972.

Survivors include her loving husband, Robert Williams of Neoga, IL; daughter, April (Shawn) Banning of Neoga, IL; son, Chad (Amy) Williams of Effingham, IL; grandchildren, Bailey Banning, Blair Banning, Chase Banning, Dylan Williams and Keira Williams; father, James Bowling of Mattoon, IL; siblings, James (Debbie) Bowling, Connie (Lawrence) Wilson, Rebecca (Rex) Cooper, Cheryl (Randy) Basham, Pamela Smith and Mike (Tina) Bowling all of Mattoon, IL. Deborah was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Bowling.

Deborah was a member of the First Christian Church in Neoga. She worked as an operator at G.E. for 34 years before her retirement. Deborah enjoyed attending the school activities of her grandchildren and their peers. She took pride in being a homemaker and loved spending time landscaping her yard. Most of all, Deborah cherished time spent with her family and friends. She will be missed by all those who knew her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the Neoga Booster Club.


Michael W. Dole


Michael W. Dole, age 62, of Mattoon passed away at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Steve Arisman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Michael was born on May 6, 1953 in Mattoon, IL the son of Donald and Dorothy (Welsh) Dole.

Survivors include his brothers, Bill Dole, Marty (Janice) Dole, Chris Dole and Jeff (Nancy) Dole all of Mattoon, IL; aunts Phyllis Rita Roytek, Joan Record and Joan Ellison; nieces, Kate (Nathan) Zimmer and Liz Dole; nephew Andy Dole; great nephew Axl Zimmer. Michael was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Dorothy Dole and uncles Jack Record and Frank Roytek.

Michael was a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Throughout his life, Michael assisted his father on the family farm.  He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Farm Bureau.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to St. Mary’s School or Camp New Hope.


James Smith

James Smith, age 91, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

James was born on April 27, 1924 in Clarksdale, MS the son of Henry James and Mary Margie (Brown) Smith.   He married Jean Derixson in August of 1945.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Jean Smith of Mattoon, IL; two sons, Benjamin Smith and George Leslie Smith both of Mattoon, IL; six daughters, Sharon (Clinton) Broach of Arizona City, AZ, Margaret Williams, Fances Kendricks, Beatrice (George) Dyson, Vivian Smith, and Ella Gholston all of Mattoon, IL; 25 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren; numerous niece, nephew, great nieces and great nephews; sister, Thelma Steven of FL. James was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Smith; son, Rocky Smith; great granddaughter Celia.


Kenneth Perry

Kenneth Dean Perry, age 83, of Mattoon passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 with Pastor Brad Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Monday.

Kenneth was born on May 15, 1932 in Mattoon, IL the son of William and Erma (Allemange) Perry. He married Alma Tabbert on February 2, 1962.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Alma Perry of Mattoon, IL; sons, Gary Perry and Dale (Patty) Perry both of Mattoon, IL and John (Joanne) Schultz of Tinley Park, IL; grandchildren, Preston Perry and Trevor Perry both of Mattoon, IL, Ashley (Blake) Peadro of Windsor, IL, Ramey Perry of Arcola, IL, Christopher (Elise) Schultz of Madison, AL and Samantha Schultz of Tinley Park, IL; great grandchildren, Alma, Archer, Acelynn, Hunter and Nathan; brothers, Bob Perry of Windsor, IL and Thurl (Tracey) Perry of Mattoon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; dear friend and business associate Ralph Beck of Mattoon, IL. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bill Perry Jr. and sister-in-law Betty Perry.

Kenneth started working as a foreman at Young’s Radiator then moved on to General Electric eventually ending up at University of Illinois working as a locksmith. In 1956, Kenneth founded Perry’s Locksmith. For nearly 60 years, he owned and operated Perry’s Locksmith. He was a 30 year member of the Moose Lodge.


Dorothy Hurst

Dorothy Catherine Hurst, age 92 of Mattoon, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Troy Countryman officiating. Burial will follow at Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dorothy was born on May 25, 1923 in Charleston, IL the daughter of William H. and Magdalena (Blume) ZuHone Sr. She married Wayne F. Hurst on December 11, 1949. He preceded her in death on January 24, 1989.

Survivors include her sons, Gary (Gail) Hurst and Dale Hurst both of Mattoon, IL; brothers, William H. (Marlene) ZuHone Jr. and Arthur (Charlotte) ZuHone both of Mattoon, IL; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Magdalena ZuHone Sr; husband, Wayne F. Hurst; brother, Harry ZuHone; and sister in law, Elizabeth Owens.

Dorothy was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was involved in the Ladies Aid. She was co-owner and operator of Reynolds Grocery and retired from Illinois Consolidated. Dorothy was known for baking pies and was an avid Illini Basketball fan. Most of all, Dorothy cherished time spent with her family. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church.