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Robert Kull

Robert Carl John Kull, age 99, of Mattoon passed away at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2016 at Douglas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Betts officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Robert was born on December 8, 1917 in Murphysboro, IL the son of William F. and Elizabeth (Steinle) Kull. He married Nancy Miller-Clark in December 1991. She survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Bill (Linda) Kull of Windsor, IL and Mike Kull (Cindy Johnson) of Casey, IL; step children, Sandra (Rick) Bednar of Las Vegas, NV, Connie (Charlie) Meyer of Shelbyville, IL, Connie Clark of Springfield, IL and Bruce Clark of CA; grandchildren, Michael Joe (Jennifer) Kull of Mattoon, IL, Chase (Beth) Kull of Sullivan, IL, Karli (Gavin) Wright of Mount Zion, IL, Alexander (Charley) Kull of MI and Dustin Kull of MI; step grandchildren, Jared Jozwik, Travis “T.J.” Hesse, Jerrod Hesse, Erin (Quentin) Hanley, Cody Rich; and 13 great grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, son, Robert Kull Jr., five brothers and two sisters.

Robert served honorably in the United States Navy as a Seabee, attached to the 1st division Marine Corp during the conflict at Guadalcanal.

Robert began his career with his father, working in the Coca Cola industry in Murphysboro. He moved to Mattoon in 1928 and continued working with his father and family at the Mattoon Coca Cola Bottling Company. Robert later worked in the oil industry operating drilling rigs in Mattoon. Robert would go on to develop and operate Kull Lumber Company for over 70 years.

Robert had a lifetime interest in collecting and restoring automobiles, showing and seeking cars all over the United States. He later refined his automobile travels to national car meets. Robert showed his talent as an amazing woodworker and he enjoyed ballroom dancing. He was a member of the Moose, V.F.W., Classic Car Club of America, Antique Auto Club of America, Lincoln Owners Club of America and Pierce Arrow Society.


Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the donor’s choice.


Eula Catherine Lawhorn

CATHERINE LAWHORN

Eula Catherine Lawhorn, age 90, of Mattoon passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at her residence.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday February 28, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Mattoon, IL with Reverend Dennis Strawn and Pastor Curtis Flake officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday February 27, 2017 at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Catherine was born on January 15, 1927 in Mattoon, the daughter of Harvey and Mary (Noyes) Bolen. She married Glen Lawhorn Sr. on June 4, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 22, 2014.

Survivors include her six children, Glen (Donna) Lawhorn Jr. of Mattoon, IL, Dennis (Brenda) Lawhorn of Crossville, TN, Jerri (Paul) Aleshire of Mattoon, IL, Donna (Ronnie) Flake of Neoga, IL, Peggy (Lyle Gray) Adams of Lakewood, IL and Steve (Irene) Lawhorn of Mattoon, IL; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren on the way. In addition to her husband, Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and sisters, 1 grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Catherine loved to babysit her grandchildren. She was a very strong woman and hard worker working at the Mattoon Garment Factory, Maid-Rite and Gills. Catherine and Glen enjoyed riding on their motorcycle with the sidecar and over the years, they would take many trips all over the country together. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mattoon. Catherine loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Lincolnland Hospice or First Baptist Church.

Visitation: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Funeral: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am
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Richard Record

Richard F. Record, Jr., a lifelong resident of Mattoon, Illinois, died on February 20, 2017, at age 79.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2200 Western Avenue, Mattoon, IL. A visitation for family and friends will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Richard is survived by Jacqueline (Cooper), his wife of 55 years; his daughters, Alexandra Claire Record of Munster, IN, and Jacqueline Rush Record of Flagstaff, AZ; his sister, Ann Record Wharton, of Fort Myers, FL; two granddaughters, Gabriella Evans and Theodora Evans; and many beloved friends.

Richard, who was born and raised in Mattoon, graduated from Mattoon High School in 1955. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. from George Washington University. In 1963, he was admitted to the bar in Illinois and the District of Columbia, and joined the law firm of Craig and Craig that same year, where he practiced until his retirement in 2008.

Richard was active in professional and civic associations, serving in many roles including president of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association (1979-80), and fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition, he served as legal counsel for the Mattoon Police and Fire Commission from 2010 to 2015. He also was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, serving on its vestry and as Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield from 1989-1995.

Richard was an avid golfer, a voracious reader, a lover of music, and friend to many. He is dearly loved and he will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or michaeljfox.org, or to the Trinity Episcopal Church Organ Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 302, Mattoon, IL 61938.


Roger Bean

Roger Oren Bean, age 61, of Mattoon passed away at 10:26 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Mattoon Healthcare.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Latson officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Roger was born on November 12, 1955 in Jefferson, IL the son of Thomas and Berdena (Scott) Bean. He married the love of his life, Sali Jordan on September 14, 1984. She preceded him in death on July 11, 2014.

Survivors include his daughters, Barbara Beliz (Matt Sinclair) of Salt Springs, FL, Terri (Jerehmy) Vaughn of Arcola, IL and Kimberly Dobbs of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Trevor Watkins, Brooke Beliz, Alex McGuire, Nicholas Vaughn, Ethan Beliz, Hope Dobbs and Jerehmy Vaughn Jr.; great grandchild, Roman Beliz; sister, Carol (Marcus) Collins of Indianapolis, IN; step mother, Nedra Rauch of Mattoon, IL; two nieces and one nephew. In addition to his wife, Roger was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter Macee Dobbs and canine companion, “Max.”

Roger served honorably in the United States Navy for two years. He was a truck driver for many companies for over 20 years. Roger enjoyed shooting pool and was an avid Cardinal’s fan. Most of all, Roger cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to Lincolnland Hospice.


Jennie Bailey

Jennie Lou Bailey, age 78, of Mattoon passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Kenny Borntreger officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Jennie was born on January 18, 1939 in Rector, AR the daughter of Victor and Katherine (Steffle) Williams. She married Roger G. Bailey on August 10, 1974. He preceded her in death in 2009.

Survivors include her children, Mike Stocks of Mattoon, IL, Terri (Doug) Caraker of Vienna, IL, Vickie (Steve) Shirley of Mattoon, IL, Jason (Michelle) Bailey of Charleston, IL and Kurt (Sonya) Bailey of OK; grandchildren, Travis Caraker of Ocala, FL, Heather (Justin) Gurley of Vienna, IL, Katherine (Craig) Lenz of Gays, IL, D.J. (Harlan) Dyer of Humboldt, IL, Sue Ann Shirley of Mattoon, IL, Levi Bailey of Charleston, IL, Jason James of Charleston, IL and Jocee Bailey of OK and Shane Hoodentyle of OK; six great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.

Jennie was a member of the Marshall Avenue Christian Church in Mattoon. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, shopping, playing bingo and cards. Jennie loved her special friends at Brookstone Estates. Most of all, Jennie cherished spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the St. John’s Foundation, 800 East Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL 62769.


Robert Armstrong

ROBERT ARMSTRONG

Robert Marshall Armstrong, age 66, of Mattoon passed away at 7:06 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

Graveside services for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Robert was born on December 21, 1950 in Mattoon, IL, the son of James and Wanda (Funkhouser) Armstrong. He married Carolyn Mercer on May 17, 1975. She preceded him in death on July 24, 1991.

Survivors include his daughters, Kelly Armstrong of Mattoon, IL and Roblyn Armstrong of Forest Park, IL; son, Ross Armstrong of Mattoon, IL; sisters, Karen Patrick of Harrisonburg, OR, Linda Gelsinger of Mason, IL and Bonnie McClelland of Mattoon, IL; brothers, James Armstrong of Mattoon, IL and John Armstrong of Mattoon, IL. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister, Sandra Wyatt.

Robert graduated from Mattoon High School. He served honorably in the United States Army from 1969 until 1972. Robert was employed by R.R. Donnelly and Sons for over 20 years before his retirement in 2003. Robert enjoyed music, movies and sports, especially baseball. Most of all, Robert cherished spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the American Heart Association.


James Junior Lucas

JAMES LUCAS
James Junior Lucas, age 84, of Mattoon passed away at 7:02 p.m. on February 13, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

No services are planned at this time. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Junior was born on November 7, 1932 in Lerna, the son of James Tilford and June Adele (Stone) Lucas. He first married Ellen McPherson and she passed away on January 17, 1985. He went on to marry Peggy Hampton on May 28, 1985.

Survivors include his loving wife, Peggy Lucas of Mattoon; children, Mark Lucas (Norma Stephen) of Cooks Mills, Bill Lucas of Mattoon, Jason Anderson of Mattoon, Kristopher Anderson of Mattoon; grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Colunga, Zoe Anderson, Jarod Cordes, Miranda Chandler, Levi Chandler, as well as nine other grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Norma Elliott of Mattoon, Frances Lucas of Mattoon, Phyllis (Charles) Roberts of Mattoon, and Jack (Vera) Lucas of Mattoon. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Angela Young; two brothers, Charles and Jerry Lucas; and a special K9 friend, Buddy.

He served honorably in The United States Army as an engineer during The Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and Eagles Club for many years. Junior later worked for Clarks Foundry for many years. He was a very loving Husband, Father, and Grandpa. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to his family.


Ruben Mohr

Ruben Mohr, age 94, of Mattoon passed away at 6:05 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Mattoon Healthcare.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Stephens, Pastor Robert Mohr and Pastor Rob Mohr officiating. Military Rites will immediately follow the service. Burial will take place at a later date. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ruben was born on August 16, 1922 in Ft. Morgan, CO, the son of Henry and Eva (Ostwald) Mohr. He married Leola Scheerer on December 19, 1965. She preceded him in death on February 4, 2013.

Survivors include his children, Gregg (Jan) Mohr, Nancy (Michael) Koll, and Brian Mohr and Julie (Joe) Stephens; step children, Catherine (Michael) Huerta, Robert (Sachiyo) Mohr, Amy (Richard) Goff, Liz (Glen) Berry; 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Ruben served honorably in the United States Marines. He was a member of Freedom Life Ministries, Mattoon. Ruben enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor are suggested to Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon or Freedom Life Ministries, 2205 Lafayette Avenue, Mattoon to assist with funeral expenses.


Bonnie Irene Moore

BONNIE MOORE
Bonnie Irene Moore, age 91, of Mattoon passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at Schilling Funeral Home on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bonnie was born on February 28, 1925 in Mattoon, the daughter of James Lowell and Irene Alice (Strohl) Bishop. She married Walter “Tad” Eugene Moore on December 21, 1943.

Survivors include her loving husband of 73 years, Walter Moore; children, Dennis (Gail) Moore of Neoga, IL, Douglas (Pam) Moore of Neoga, IL; grandchildren, Paula (Frank) Rupel of Neoga, IL, Larry (Tina) Moore of Neoga, IL, Brian (Fiancé Regina Sexton) of Neoga, Nathan (Stephanie) Moore of Streator, IL; 13 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Jeremy Chad Moore, and two brothers.

Bonnie was blessed to have enjoyed 73 years of marriage with her husband Walter. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Mattoon since she was six years old. Bonnie was very active at First Christian serving as a deaconess and singing in the choir for over thirty years. She also worked as a bank teller at First Mid Illinois Bank for over thirty years. Bonnie was very giving of her time, volunteering at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and serving on the Guild Board there. She took her first and only four-wheeler ride at age 85. Bonnie was an avid reader, loved playing Dominoes even though her family had to keep an eye on her to make sure she was “playing fair.” She was technologically advanced even in her later years socializing on her computer. Bonnie immensely enjoyed spending time with her Birthday Club friends throughout the years, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She was very proud of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed, and fondly remembered by the countless people she touched in her lifetime.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to First Christian Church or Heartland Christian Village Auxiliary.

Visitation: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Funeral: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:00 pm
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Virginia Peak

Virginia Bernice Peak, age 96, of Mattoon passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Douglas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Virginia was born on June 27, 1920 in Thomasboro, IL, the daughter of Roscoe and Ella (Sauders) Coble. She married Jesse Peak on March 30, 1940. He preceded her in death in March 1974.

Survivors include her daughters, Suzanne Ross (Jim Bruns) of Urbana, IL and Debbie Rieck of Mattoon, IL; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and two sisters; son, E. Kenton Peak on January 27, 2017; and two grandchildren.

Virginia was a member of the American Legion. She enjoyed raising vegetable gardens, sewing, cooking and baking. Virginia loved all styles of music and dancing. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family. Virginia will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, Lincolnland Hospice, or Douglas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.