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Joseph Daily

Joseph Ellison Daily, age 80, of Mattoon passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Joseph was born on November 16, 1935 in Mattoon, IL the son of Paul and Ruth (Ellison) Daily. He married Janice Kay Evans on November 8, 1957. She preceded him in death in September of 2009.

Survivors include his loving children, Joe David “J.D.”  Daily of Mattoon, IL, Kelli (Scott) Daily-Fleming of Meridian, ID and Todd Daily of Effingham, IL; grandchildren, Shane, Braxton, Seaton and Curran; great granddaughter, Makenna; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Doris Webb. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother and two sisters.

Joseph served honorably in the United States Army. He attended the First Assembly of God Church for many years. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, V.F.W., the Farm Bureau Association, the National Corn Growers Association and a Lafayette Township Trustee. Joseph was a life-long farmer and took pride in his work and loved working the land. He prided himself on being the first farmer to plant and harvest. Joseph treasured the benefits of reaping what he sowed. He was recognized nationally for his high yields and was featured in Prairie Farmer magazine.

Most mornings Joseph could be found spending time with his dear friends in his coffee group at Pagliacci’s. To many, Joseph was a generous man and he enjoyed giving to those in need anonymously. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to Camp New Hope.


Albert Milburn

Albert “Abe” Melvin Milburn, age 90, of Mattoon passed away at 7:04 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Albert was born on November 7, 1925 in East St. Louis the son of Lester and Oda (Sigler) Milburn.  He married Thelma June Rardin on December 17, 1946.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Thelma Milburn of Mattoon, IL, sons, Danny R. (Wanda) Milburn of Mattoon, IL, Ronald C. (Susan) Milburn of Orlando, FL and Donald L. (Jane) Milburn of Jacksonville, FL; daughter-in-law, June Milburn of Sullivan, IL; grandchildren, Melissa Milburn of Jacksonville, FL, Beth (George) Scott of Jacksonville, FL, Nate (Niki) Milburn of Atlanta, GA, Matt (Rachael) Milburn of Peoria, IL, Ben (Karrie) Milburn of Orlando, FL, Andy Milburn of Jacksonville, FL and Becca (Mike) Robinson of Tampa, FL; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded in death by one son, Vernon L. Milburn, one brother and four sisters.

Albert retired from G.E. in Mattoon after 38 years of dedicated service. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. Albert enjoyed delivering ‘Meals on Wheels’ and working for the Food Center. He was a member of First Christian Church and the Oddfellows. Albert was a woodworker and built furniture for his grandchildren and enjoyed time spent with them immensely. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Mattoon Community Food Center.


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Jill Bell-Adkins

Jill Ann Bell- Adkins, age 70, of Mattoon passed away at 3:56 a.m. on Saturday, April, 30 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center after battling cancer since November of 2013.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the funeral home. An additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Jill was born on March 13, 1946 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of James Hampton and Marian (Storm) Bell. She married Randy Adkins on June 23, 1990.

Survivors include her loving husband of 25 years, Randy Adkins of Mattoon, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; adopted special friends, Janice and Duane Carlyle; Randy’s family members who welcomed Jill into their family; special schnauzer companions, Aspen, Summit and Finn; special feline companion, Spencer. Jill was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jack.

Jill was a 1964 graduate of Mattoon High School. She received two masters’ degrees from Eastern Illinois University. She taught first grade for 35 years in the same classroom at Lincoln Elementary and two years at Williams Elementary. Jill was a former member of the Jaycees and the Mattoon Education Association and a current member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association as well as the Coles County Retired Teachers Association. Jill was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens, quilting, reading and also enjoyed shopping at QVC. Jill treasured her summers spent at her cabin in Cripple Creek, CO. Most of all, Jill loved spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Jill’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Sarah Bush Cancer Center and also the doctors, nurses and staff on the third floor.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Sarah Bush Cancer Center or the Coles County Animal Shelter.


Lesa Owens

Lesa Renee Owens, age 59, of Mattoon passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at her residence.

Per Lesa’s request, no services are planned. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Lesa was born on January 11, 1957 in Robinson, IL the daughter of Richard and Ruth (Martin) Chronic. She married Steve Owens on June 24, 1995.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Steve Owens of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Stephanie (Don) Miner of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Brooke Miner and Wade Miner; father and mother-in-law, Tom and Regina Owens of Mattoon, IL; brother-in-law, Stan (Lisa) Owens of Mattoon, IL; nephew, Travis (Valerie) Owens of Mattoon, IL; dear friend, Wanda Armstrong; special canine friend, Bella. Lesa was preceded in death by her parents and niece Rachel Owens.

Lesa attended Robinson High School. She was the owner of L&S Safety. Lesa loved her pets and enjoyed arts, crafts and gardening. She had a heart for others and was a caretaker for her parents and others. Lesa was loved by everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to her family.


Francis “Smitty” Smith

Francis “Smitty” Smith, age 87, of Mattoon passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Smitty was born on May 29, 1928 in Marquette, MI the son of Francis and Pearl Smith.  He married Mabel Stiebner on July 8, 1960. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughters, Marlene (Jeff) Gossard of Diamondhead, MS, Carolyn Phebus of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Alan (Brenda) Gossard of Mattoon, IL, Todd (Delaine) Gossard of Windsor, IL and Laura (Todd) Holsapple of Mattoon, IL; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; special friends, Jerry (Lee) Johnson, Dave (Emily) Gallivan and Ron Sherick. Francis was preceded in death by his parents, wife and son; two brothers and one sister.

Smitty worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for 41 years. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges, V.F.W. and American Legion. Smitty hosted many people for gatherings at his lake house. He enjoyed making rounds at his various clubs. Smitty enjoyed his retirement by spending time with friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Moose Lodge of Mattoon or the American Heart Association.


Sue Lipka

Sue Lipka, age 83, of Mattoon passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at her residence.

Memorial services for family and friends will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will also be held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Sue was born on March 19, 1933 in Mattoon the daughter of Lewis and Dorothy (Shafer) Lanphier. She married Lyonel Andrew Lipka of June 3, 1954. He preceded her in death on April 17, 2015.

Survivors include her son, Kevin (Robin) Lipka of Charleston, IL; daughter, Nancy (Brian) McGreevy of University City, FL; grandchildren, Mitch, Lynn, Bailey and Brooke; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, David Lipka.

Sue worked as a nurse at Mattoon Memorial Hospital and Eastern Illinois Health Services before her retirement. In her younger years, she was involved in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Sue was an organist and member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic School of Mattoon.


Bud Fryman

Harold “Bud” Fryman, age 79, of Mattoon passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Fultz officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bud was born on March 28, 1937 in Mattoon the son of Harold and Harriet (Reardon) Fryman.  He married Margery Ann Bolt on August 27, 1955.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Margery Fryman of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Diana (Todd) Gardner, granddaughter, Kelli-Jo Kesler and great granddaughter Sydnee Stoltzfus all of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Mary L. Fryman Hendrickson and special friend Mark Stabler and grandsons Nick (Missy) Hendrickson and great grandchildren Brody, Faith and Rayna of Gays, IL and Travis (Rachelle) Hendrickson of Etna, IL and great grandchild Tripp; eight brothers and six sisters. Harold was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Bud retired from Blaw-Knox after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed restoring vintage Ford and Chevy vehicles especially 1940 Ford Coupes and 1955 Chevys. Bud appreciated the outdoors and spending time fishing. He collected antiques and toys. Bud will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Raymond Hoelscher

Raymond E. Hoelscher, age 91, of Mattoon passed away at 9:59 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mattoon. Burial with full Military Rites will be at Calvary Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schilling Funeral Home.

Ray was born on May 2, 1924 in Teutopolis the son of Bernard “Ben” Hoelscher and Clara Donsbach. He married Loretta Bushur on July 15, 1947 in Effingham and she preceded him in death on July 8, 2004. He married Pauline Lawrence on November 25, 2007. She survives.

Ray was a World War II and Korean War Veteran and is a lifetime member of the VFW. He is a member of the Eagles, Knights of Columbus and Immaculate Conception Church of Mattoon.

Ray is survived by his wife, Pauline; son, David (Janice) Hoelscher of Mason, IL, Charles (Susan) Hoelscher of Effinghan, IL, Michael (Debra) Hoelscher of Troy, IL, William (Cindy) Hoelscher of Mattoon, IL, James (Carol) Hoelscher of Teutopolis, IL; daughters, Myra (Tom) Einhorn of Effingham, IL, Karen (Chris) Knox of Mattoon, IL; son-in-law, Larry Owen of Mattoon, IL; stepsons, Dan (Toq) Lawrence of Mattoon, IL, Larry Lawrence of Mattoon, IL, Tom Lawrence of Mattoon, IL, Bob (Joyce) Lawrence of Charleston, IL and Jim (Becky) Lawrence of St. Peters, MO; stepdaughters, Mary (Michael) Hawker of Charleston, IL, Anne (Rob) Catey of Charleston, IL and Nancy Thornton of Garland, TX; 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren and 10 great step grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Hoelscher of Teutopolis, IL, Marilyn Lane, Diane Pullen, Micki Bushur and Madonna Bushur all of Effingham, IL; brothers-in-law, Paul (Betty) Bushur of Sigel, IL, Carl (Dorothy) Bushur of Effinghan, IL, Earl Bushur of Effinghan, and Robert Bushur of Stewardson, IL; and special family friend, Eileen Doedtman of Effingham, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Lynn (Larry) Owen; brothers, Edward, Elmer, Leonard and Lawrence. 4 brothers-in-law and 6 sisters-in-law.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic School, Mattoon Food Pantry or the donor’s choice.


Clayton Andres

Clayton Douglas Andres, age 42, of Mattoon passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at his residence.

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

Clayton was born on June 25, 1973 in Mattoon the son of Mark and Barbara (Hudson) Andres.

Survivors include his father, Mark Andres of Mattoon, IL; mother, Barbara (Ron) Hooker of Friendsville, TN; step-brother, Troy (Joy) Hooker of Mattoon, IL; step-sister, Jennifer Hooker of Mattoon, IL; step-grandmother, Lenora Hudson of Trilla, IL; aunts, Betty (Dale) Vance of Humboldt, IL and Patricia Andres of Neoga, IL; uncle, Chuck Hudson of Springfield, IL. Clayton was preceded in death by two grandfathers, two grandmothers and one step-sister.

In Clayton’s younger years, he rode motorcycles at the CIMC outside Neoga. Clayton was an avid dirt track car racing fan. He worked at R.R. Donnelley and Sons for over 20 years. Clayton was a tenderhearted and kind man.

 


Rex Shriver

 

Rex Shriver, age 68, of Charleston passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Mattoon Healthcare.

Memorial services for family and friends will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Windsor Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Masonic Rites by Lodge 834 starting at 4:45 p.m.

Rex was born on March 21, 1948 in Mattoon, IL the son of George Wilson and Mary Jane (Easter) Shriver. He married Jody Shriver on December 22, 1980. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2013.

Survivors include his loving children, Joe Shriver of Mattoon, IL, Tony (Jamie) Shriver of Charleston, IL and Susan (Arron) Starwalt of Greenwood, IN; grandchildren, Kelsea Roley, Hollie Shriver, Jacob Shriver, Madison Shriver, Alec Shriver, Hunter Shriver, Lexi Shriver, Tyler Starwalt and MacKenzie Starwalt; great granddaughter, Brayleigh Gill; sister, Mary Lee Anderson of Mattoon, IL; brother, George W. Shriver of Edwardsville, IL. Rex was preceded in death by his parents; wife; siblings, Terry, Holly, Robert, Linda and Anna Mae.

Rex served honorably in the United States Army Reserves. From 1978 until 2015, Rex was the owner and operator of Mattoon Sparkle Pools. He was a active member for many years in the V.F.W., American Legion, Masons, Eagles and Moose Lodge. Rex was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his dogs. He was an avid Illini fan. Rex was known for being a kind, generous and giving man. Most of all, he treasured his time spent with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Mattoon American Legion or the Mattoon V.F.W.