Harold William House, age 92, of Mattoon passed away at 9:06 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Brown 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 Wednesday at the funeral home.
Harold was born on October 9, 1924 in Mattoon the son of Frederick Lincoln and Nellie (Haskell) House. He married Helen Pauline Bouck on November 22, 1951. She preceded him in death on January 13, 2008.
Survivors include his stepsons, Jerry (Virginia) Hammond of Casey, IL and Gary (Darlene) Bouck of Urbana, IL; niece, Cindy (Don) Faller of Butler, IL, nephew, Bill (Linda) House of Mattoon, IL; several step-grandchildren and great nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Harold was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frederick Lincoln House and Robert Byron House.
Harold served honorably in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart. He attended Eastern Illinois University and Utterback Business College. Harold was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. He was the former owner and operator of House Bros. Tavern and Mattoon Liquor Drive-In. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to Camp New Hope.
Mary Ann Logue, a mother of twelve children, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and a long time resident of Mattoon died January 1, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. She was 82 years old.
With elegance and an artistic flair, she was an accomplished seamstress, cook, gardener and flower arranger. Mary Ann was part of a generation that believed in sharing their talents with their church and their community. She had earned recognition for donating more than five gallons of blood during her lifetime. She was a member of the church choir and Daughters of Isabella at the Immaculate Conception Church for several decades. Her greatest accomplishment was raising and educating her children all of whom attended college.
Mary Ann Olive Laurent was born December 10, 1934 in Clifton, Illinois, the only child of Maurice and Edith (Boudreau) Laurent. Her father was a blacksmith and her mother a homemaker. During World War II her mother worked in the blacksmith shop when there was a shortage of laborers. As a child her family resided in an apartment above the blacksmith shop and she was always proud to say her parents had to use many recycled items in their household, such as using recycled automobile glass for the glass doors in their kitchen cabinets.
She was married to Thomas J. Logue, an attorney for 65 years and he survives along with 10 of their 12 children: Michelle (Paul) Jamerson of Pass Christian, MS, Bridget (Carole Taylor) Logue of Urbana, Il, Edith (Mark) Bergman of Clinton City, CA, Mary Ann (Jed) Bunyan of Urbana, IL, Thomas (Geralyn) Logue of Hinsdale,IL, Kathleen (Paul) Vondiziano of Holland, MI, Daniel (Ana) Logue of San Diego, CA, Gretchen (John) Stevens of Wilmington, NC, Michael (Teresa) Logue of Gurnee, IL, and Christopher Logue of Mattoon, IL: daughter-in-law Susan Logue of Carey, IL; 24 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; son Terrance Logue and infant daughter, Celeste Logue.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 320 North 21st Street, Mattoon. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday January 5, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL with a Parish Rosary Service Beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Funeral: Friday, January 6, 2017 10:00 am
Alberta May Roth, 92, of Neoga passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016, at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.
Funeral Services in tribute to her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday December 29, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Richard Coen officiating. Burial will follow in Newman Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Alberta was born May 16, 1924, in Newman, a daughter of David and Okalonna Culton. She married Harry E. Roth, on June 1, 1947. He passed away June 11, 1994.
Survivors include two sons, Ken and wife Linda Roth of The Villages, Florida, Cal and wife Cathy Roth of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; two daughters, Priscilla and husband Dan Sullivan of Mattoon, Sue and husband Don Gherardini of Sullivan; seven grandchildren, Shane and wife Jodi Roth of Laguna Hills, California, Chad and wife Nicole Roth of Gainesville, Florida, Jason and wife Tiffany Sullivan of Andover, Kansas, Danielle Stroud of Mt. Zion, Illinois, Jennifer and Joe Gherardini of Sullivan, Illinois, and Blaise Roth of Chicago, Illinois; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry, three brothers Max, Keith and twin brother Albert Culton, 3 sisters, Betty Martin, Peggy Kollmeyer, and Beryl Furnish and one great great grandchild Emerson Vaughn Roth.
Alberta worked many years as a cook at U.S. Grant hotel and was well known for her cinnamon rolls and wedding cakes.
Memorials can be made to Heartland Christian Village Auxiliary.
Funeral: Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:00 am
Delores Jeanette Osborn, age 87, of Neoga passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Friday December 23, 2016 at Heartland Christian Village.
Private family services honoring her life be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home.
Delores was born on November 5, 1929 in Mattoon the daughter of Lafe and Edith (Maxey) Tucker. She married Robert Osborn on July 23, 1949.
Survivors include sons, Michael (Cathy) Osborn of Mattoon, IL and Robert Jack (Judy) Osborn of Neoga, IL; grandchildren, Robin (Aaron) Atteberry of Mattoon, IL, Aaron (Jenny) Osborn of Lerna, IL, and Damien Osborn of Mattoon, IL; great granddaughter, Delilah Osborn. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers.
Delores worked at G.E. for 42 years. Delores and Robert enjoyed going on many cruises together. They also enjoyed hosting their “Hootenanny’s” at the lake. In her younger years, Delores was an avid water skier. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to American Cancer Society.
In a word, Don was a lover. A lover of his family, a lover of adventure, and especially, a lover of his favorite beer—a crisp Miller High Life Light—on a hot July day.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Donald Eugene Griffin, 87, of Mattoon, IL, passed away Wednesday morning, December 21, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
On August 2, 1929, Don was born in Detroit, Michigan to Roy Griffin and Louise Schenk. He attended Tower Hill High School in Tower Hill, IL and quickly found his niche on the boys’ basketball team. The Tower Hill Tigers were small in numbers but mighty on the courts. Don loved the excitement of the game and playing with his teammates. Alongside his 12 classmates, Don graduated in 1947.
That same year, Don became a machine technician for General Electric. After two years, he joined the Navy. Don wanted to see the world and was always eager for a new adventure. For three years, Don served in the South Pacific. He collected stories about torpedoes hitting his ship, fun nights with his buddies at bars in Japan and even getting his first tattoo at his home port in Long Beach.
Upon his return, Don worked for GE for the next 40 years. Around that time, he also met his soon-to-be wife, Lily Mae Daily. On January 5, 1957, Lily and Don married. Lily loved adventure as much as Don. The couple often took long motorcycle trips coast to coast, stopping only to appreciate the country’s natural beauty.
After settling down in Mattoon, Don and Lily had two kids, Sharon and Regina. Don loved the adventures that came with being a father; he taught Sharon how to ride a bike and made time to coach Regina’s softball team.
Don retired from GE at age 60, but his adventures didn’t stop there. He continued to drive cars for KC Summers and Comer. Don enjoyed taking road trips to Detroit or Evansville to deliver cars to their new owners and going to car auctions with fellow drivers.
Don also loved the thrill of going to the gambling boats in Peoria with Lily. Although he had more luck with scratch-off bingo tickets, he made sure to teach his grandkids the correct way to gamble.
In his later years, Don embraced his role as a family man. Don loved to cook his famous burgers on the grill and host the family on hot summer days, a Miller High Life Light always by his side.
Don spent the end of his life with Lily and his daughter Sharon in Philo, IL. In the weeks before his passing, Don was still telling stories of his adventures and surrounded by loved ones.
If Miller High Life is the Champagne of Beers, Don was the Champagne of Men.
A visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon, IL. Funeral services will follow the visitation at the church at 10:00 a.m. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Living siblings: (Mayville, WI) Helen (Sissy) Griffin Heinrich
Don is survived by: (Philo) Lily Griffin, Sharon Griffin (Jeff McPike) (Charleston) Regina Nicolas (Charleston) Heather Nicolas (O’Fallon, MO) Hilary Kodatt (Zach) (San Marcos, TX) Grace Pierson (Los Angeles, CA) Bess Pierson Three great-grandchildren Many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Louise Emily, age 100, of Mattoon passed away at 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Mattoon Healthcare.
Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Adam Jacobsen. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dorothy was born on November 10, 1916 in Mattoon. She was the daughter of William Robert and Ella (Rieck) Gross. She married Edward Laughhunn on December 25, 1936 and he preceded her in death in 1960. She later married Max Emily on September 8, 1965. He passed away on April 8, 2004. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Richard Ping.
Survivors include son, Robert (Donna) Laughhunn of Mattoon, IL; daughters, Linda (William) Wise of Estill Springs, TN; and Susan (Mike) Murray of Olathe, KS; six grandchildren, Robert Edward (Carrie) Laughhunn Jr. of St. James, MO; Todd Douglas (Seirra) Laughhunn of Mattoon, IL; Michael Patrick (Victoria) Murray of Lenexa, KS; Christopher Dennis (Leslie) Murray of Winter Springs, FL; Jason (Tina) Ping of Estill Springs, TN; Melissa Danielle (Richard) McDonald of Tallahassee, FL; ten great-grandchildren, Hunter Laughhunn, Gunner Laughhunn, Ty Murray, Miller Murray, Amelia McDonald, Olivia Ping, Gavin Ping, Campbell Murray, Cameron Murray and Landon Henry.
Dorothy was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was formerly employed by Montgomery Ward, was a former beautician and worked alongside her husband Max as owner and operator of the former Max’s Filter Queen Sales and Service and Max’s Market for over 40 years. Dorothy was a truly wonderful, loving and caring wife and mother. She loved her Cubs and was a real sports fan, never missing a game. Her grandson took her up to Chicago for a game when she was in her 80’s and she loved every minute of it. She also attended a Cardinal game in St. Louis with family. Dorothy also loved watching Bears football and Illini basketball. She knew every one of the players’ names. Dorothy loved reading love stories, knitting and playing cards with Bob. She was a beautiful person and will be missed forever! The family would like to thank Dr. Gary Mikel and his nurses, Dr. Shakir and Dr. Jagarlamudi and nurses at Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center and Mattoon Healthcare for all their compassionate and loving care.
Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Donna Louise Gilmore, age 87, of St. Johns, FL passed away at 10:16 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Sunrise Senior Living, Jacksonville, FL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Donna was born on January 9, 1929 in Elba, Michigan the daughter of George E. and Beulah (Mayer) Wortman. She married George W. Gilmore on October 22, 1949.
Survivors include her husband George Gilmore of St. Johns, FL; children, David (Kathy) Gilmore of St. Johns, FL and Jeri Gilmore of Loves Park, IL; grandchildren, Cara Todd of Ashmore, IL, Lindsay Gilmore of St. Johns, FL and David Gilmore of St. Johns, FL; sister, Roberta Furst of Contoocock, NH; and brother, James (Marcia) Wortman or Port Royal, PA. Donna was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dr. Nellie Wortman.
Donna graduated from Lapeer High School in Lapeer, Michigan. She was Telephone Operator with Bell Telephone Company in Lapeer, Michigan from 1946 until 1949. Donna retired after 30 years with Federal Civil Service for the United States Air Force at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois. After retiring, she worked with her husband growing Christmas trees for 27 years at their farm near Coles Station, Illinois. Donna enjoyed traveling, visiting significant sites in the United States, country music and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.
Billy Robinson, age 92, of Mattoon passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Brown officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Billy was born on September 5, 1924 in Lerna the son of Isaac and Clara (Beals) Robinson. He married Betty Jean Robinson on December 7, 1945.
Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Robinson of Mattoon, IL; daughters, Dorothy (Dennis) Anderson of Mattoon, IL, Kathryn (Gary) Jordan of Arcola, IL and Donna (Michael) Turner of Mattoon, IL; granddaughter whom Billy and Betty raised, Kellie (John) Burke of Warren, OH; grandchildren, Teresa (Mark) Hardy, William David Wightman, Megan (Jeremy) Butler, Kimmie Corral (Carlos Lopez) and Jeffrey (Kim) Bowman Sr.; 12 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and 1 on the way. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and infant daughter, Billie Rae Robinson.
Billy served honorably in the United States 8th Army Airforce during World War II from 1943 until 1945, serving in Europe. He spent most of his time in England but crossed the English Channel into France 3 times and was flown over Germany to assess bombing damage. He worked for Associated Spring for 25 years prior to his retirement. Billy was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion. He enjoyed hunting in his younger years as well as fishing and camping, especially at Boulder Junction in Wisconsin. Billy truly loved his family. His greatest achievement was being married to the love of his life, Betty, for 71 years. Billy will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation.
Isaac Daniel Lee, age 8, of Mattoon passed away at 11:44 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Isaac was born on November 28, 2008 in Mattoon the son of Clifford Wayne and Beth Ann (Pollock) Lee.
Survivors include his parents, Clifford and Beth Lee of Mattoon, IL; siblings, Dalton Lee, Riley Pollock, Clifford Lee and Jackson Lee all of Mattoon, IL; and grandparents, Daniel and Betty Mitchel.
Isaac was a very special child. Although he struggled with cerebral palsy in his short life he always lived life to the fullest. Isaac enjoyed watching cartoons, his favorite being Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Although he was nonverbal he never had a problem getting his point across to you. He loved soft clothes and if you rubbed his head he was instantly your friend. We know that God has a special place for Isaac in heaven and we will see him again one day.
Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the family.
Funeral: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 7:00 pm
Margaret Ruth Janes, age 89, of Mattoon passed away at 2:53 p.m. on December 16, 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral services for family and friends will be held at Schilling Funeral Home on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Elder Ed Waggle officiating. Burial will follow at Zoar Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Margaret was born on January 25, 1927 the daughter of Oscar Charles and Mary Ellen (Hand) Nash. Margaret married Othniel “Eugene” Janes on July 18, 1945.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Janes of Mattoon, IL; children, Don Janes of Charleston, IL, Evelyn (Dale) Hildebrand of Charleston, IL, Ruth (Bill) Fuqua of Neoga, IL, Carolyn (Denny) Wilson of Mattoon, IL, Harlan (Brenda) Janes of Lerna, IL, Martha (Ed) Waggle of Mattoon, IL; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles and Bill Nash; sister, Grace Pfeifer and twin sister, Marjorie Janes.
Margaret was a member of the Zoar Primitive Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and Pastor’s wife for over 50 years. Margaret traveled all over the United States attending church meetings with Eugene. Her church family was a like a second family to her. Margaret also enjoyed knitting and loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Zoar Primitive Baptist Church or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Funeral: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:00 pm