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Judith Carter

Judith Ann Carter, age 77, of Mattoon passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 at her residence.

Memorial Services for family and friends will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Family Worship Center, 5475 Lerna Road, Mattoon, IL with Pastor Josh Butler officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Judith was born on November 18, 1938 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Vernie and Reba (Knapp) Dodd.  She married Phillip Eugene Carter on November 20, 1955.

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Phillip Carter of Mattoon, IL; sons, Gary (Sheila) Carter and Glenn Carter all of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Julia (Carl) Lauer of Haslet, TX; grandchildren, Jeff (Jennifer) Carter of Boise, ID, Greg (Sara) Carter of Mattoon, IL, Sara (John) Pruitt, Kiley (Josh) Butler and Alex Carter of Mattoon, IL; great grandchildren, Meah, Abby, Lily, Carter, Mac, Chloe, Nate, Pia and Jake. Judith was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Judith was a member of Family Worship Center in Mattoon, Pleasant Prairie Garden Club and the Golden Girls Club. In previous years, Judith enjoyed floral arranging, arts, crafts and baking wedding cakes. Most of all, Judith enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Family Worship Center Children’s Ministry, Lincolnland Hospice or Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center.


Mary Huddlestun

Mary Margaret Huddlestun, age 87, of Mattoon passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Heath Center.

Memorial Services for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday.

Mary was born on October 13, 1928 in Mattoon the daughter of James Guy and Vada Lavina (Pritchett) Arnold.  She married Robert Allen Brown on December 21, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1975. She later married John W. Wood on September 19, 1980. He preceded her in death on January 5, 1985. She later married Lloyd Huddlestun, he preceded her in death on February 20, 2007.

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley (George) Thomas of Ft. Myers, FL and Alice (Don) Gregory of Lake Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Brett (Andrea) Gregory of Mattoon, IL and Gretchen (Jarrod) Bain of Ft. Myers, FL; six great grandchildren; sisters, Patty Kotur of DeMotte, IN and Shirley Freeman of Palatine, IL; brother, James Arnold of Spring, TX; sister-in-law, Doris Arnold of Mt. Home, AR; several nieces and nephews; special canine companion, Sugar.  Mary was preceded in death by her brother Gene Arnold and grandson Matthew Thomas.

Mary worked at and retired from General Electric after 42 years of dedicated service. She also enjoyed representing and selling Avon products for 40 years. Mary was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Buck Grove Community Church or the Coles County Animal Shelter.


Joseph Terrell

Joseph Terrell, age 75, of Mattoon passed away at 1:52 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Memorial Services for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Central Community Church in Mattoon, IL. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Joseph was born on June 18, 1940 the son of Russell and Myrtle (Harvey) Terrell.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Terrell; children, Judy (John) Gegeanis, Michael (Sherry) Terrell and Lori Terrell; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother and one grandchild.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to Schilling Funeral Home to assist with arrangements.


Margaret White


Margaret Ann (Craig) White, age 68, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Douglas Nursing Home.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Derixson officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Bethel Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Margaret was born on September 8, 1947 in Weisbaden, Germany the daughter of John and Anna (Jacob) Craig Sr.

Survivors include her loving son, Tom (Shelly) White; grandchildren, Jordan Hudson, Aaron Wiebking, Jake Wiebking, Hannah White and Johnny White; siblings, John (Donna) Craig, Bill Craig, Bob Craig and Pam Dorney; nieces and nephews, Angie Truhlar, Amber Glenn, Robin Moody, Bill (Christina) Derixson, Christina Craig, Jessica Derixson and Orville Craig; 18 great nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry White; daughter, Tiffany White; sister-in-law, Melinda Craig.

Margaret served honorably in the United States Army in the Women’s Army Corp. She was a former Commander of the Disabled Veterans of America. Margaret retired from Ampad. She was loved dearly by her grandchildren, nieces and nephews who affectionately called her “Aunt Meme.” Margaret was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

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


Ralph Smith Jr.

Ralph Edward Smith Jr., age 71, of Mattoon passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Life’s Journey.

A celebration of Ralph’s life for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend T.J. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the funeral home.

Ralph was born on October 31, 1944 in Mattoon, IL the son of Ralph Sr. and Ruby (Hopgood) Smith.  He married Bettie Sain in 1965.

Ralph leaves to mourn his wife, Bettie of Mattoon, IL; son, Ralph (Rita) Smith III of Champaign, IL; daughter, Alexa Bullock of Aurora, IL; mother, Ruby Smith of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Armand, Avery, Alton and Peyton; great granddaughter, Emery; brothers, William (Lorna) Smith of New York, NY, Thomas Smith of Mattoon, IL; sisters, Romona Smith of Sanford, FL, Debbie (Robert) Thurmond of Bloomington, IL and Abby (Rick) Moss of Mattoon, IL; and a host of nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Smith Sr.; sister, Kathy Davies; grandparents, Will-Ed and Hattie Smith and Joseph and Elizabeth Hopgood; and aunt, Rosalee Forney.

Ralph graduated from Mattoon High School and attended Eastern Illinois University. He retired from the Ameren Generating Plant in Newton, IL after 25 years of dedicated service. Ralph was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and had a true love of cooking. Most of all, Ralph cherished time spent with his family. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Janet (Sullivan) Kupcikevicius

Janet Kaye (Sullivan) Kupcikevicius, age 69, of Shelbyville passed away at 10:48 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Memorial Services for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family

Janet was born on March 19, 1946 in Evansville, IN.  The daughter of Clark and Letha (Boyd) Sullivan.  Janet was a graduate of Mattoon High School class of 1964. She attended both Lake Land Jr. College and Eastern IL. University in Illinois.  She then attended Saddleback College and Riverside Community College in California.

Janet assumed the duties of Miss Mattoon 1964 when the reigning Miss Mattoon resigned since Janet was first runner-up. Janet married Algis J. Kupcikevicius in November, 1969 in Mattoon, IL.  She embraced the Lithuanian heritage and the country’s struggle for independence from the Soviet Union was of great interest to her and her husband.

Janet and Al lived in Mattoon for a time and then moved to Chandler Arizona before settling in Southern California. She relocated back to Mattoon after Al passed in 1998. Janet was a Design Drafter and worked for several different companies including Toro Irrigation Division and Vada Systems Inc. both located in Riverside California.

Janet inherited many of her artistic talents from her father.  She and Al enjoyed living near the ocean and mountains. They traveled and camped often.  They also enjoyed getting together with friends and family.  Her interests included a love of animals, music, cool cars (new and old) and she had an extensive collection of music boxes.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and sister in-law, Teresa Sullivan.  She is survived by her brother Bradley (Diana) Sullivan of Shelbyville, IL., brother in-law Kazys Kupcikevicius and his family of Bradley, IL., sister in-law Grazina Sommer and her family of Bradley, IL.  She is also survived by two step nephews,   Brandon (Patty) Kastl of Gaithersburg, MD and Ross Kastl and his family of Mattoon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, since her mother had Alzheimers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association.  Go to www.alz.org/donate


Mary Drumm

MARY DRUMM

Mary Alice Drumm, age 82, of Mattoon passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Burial will take place at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mary was born on August 28, 1933 in Mattoon the daughter of Francis Sherman and Villa Viola (Lippincott) Reed.

Survivors include her children, Brenda Drumm of Lerna, IL, Roger Camden of Mattoon, IL, Steve (Jackie) Camden of Panama City, FL, Tracy (Carol) Camden of Ewing, VA, Ruth Showalter of Orlando, FL, Kim Sanders of Springfield, IL and Karla Miller of Mattoon, IL; 24 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Mary was a custodian at First Presbyterian Church for nine years. She was a longtime resident of the Mattoon Towers. Mary loved to go out dancing in her younger years. She devoted her life to her children and family. Mary was a mom to anyone and everyone who needed one. Though small in stature, she was a mighty soul. Mary will be missed by all those who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the family and may be sent to Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938.


Annelise Reardon

Annelise Page Reardon, three months, of Mattoon passed away at 10:46 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

A Memorial Mass for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Steve Arisman officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Annelise was born on September 29, 2015 in Mattoon the daughter of Aaron Reardon and Krista Moses.

Survivors include her parents, Aaron Reardon and Krista Moses of Mattoon, IL; brothers, Preston Reardon and Finnegan Reardon both of Mattoon, IL; grandparents, Georgia Reardon, Dan Reardon and Patricia Davis all of Mattoon, IL; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Annelise was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ernest “Sonny” Moses.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Barbara Martin

Barbara Ann Martin, age 76, of Mattoon passed away at 6:42 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Russ Sanderson 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 Friday, January 22, 2016 at Schilling Funeral Home. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Barbara was born on November 26, 1939 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Russell and Beulah (Eveland) Huckaba.  She married Jack Lee Martin on June 7, 1969. He preceded her in death on November 27, 2013.

Survivors include her daughters, Traci (Harold) Downs of Aurora, IL and Jackie (Mike) Wake of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Harold Downs III, Christina Downs, Katie Downs, Jaelynn Wake and Landon Wake; brother, Clarence Huckaba. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a stillborn sibling.

Barbara worked in manufacturing and retired from General Electric. She was a member of the Marshall Avenue Christian Church and a former member of the Women of the Moose. Barbara loved the Golden Girls and the Yankees. She loved all of God’s creatures especially cats. Barbara treasured her time spend enjoying nature. She was a talented writer of poetry and focused much of her writing on the beauty of the outdoors. Most of all, Barbara was family centered and loved spending time with her entire family especially her grandchildren. Barbara was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the Diabetes Association.

 


B.K. “Skeeter” Smith


B.K. “Skeeter” Smith, age 85, of Mattoon passed away at 7:53 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

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

Skeeter was born on September 22, 1930 in Mattoon, IL the son of Robert Owen and Thelma Juanita (Young) Smith.  He married Bessie Sue Long on December 17, 1980. She preceded him in death in 2012.

Survivors include his daughters, Kathie (Frank) Terry of Ft. Worth, TX and Bev (Jim) Edinger of Garfield, KY; grandchildren, Gretchen (Randy) Lester of Conroe, TX, Andy (Brenda) Gust of Katy, TX, Molly (Billy) King of Fort Worth, TX, Laith (Cassi) Edinger of Honolulu, HI, Alex Edinger of Colorado Springs, CO and Rose Edinger of Loisville, KY; nine great grandchildren; brother, Lee Smith of IN.

Skeeter served honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He later worked in maintenance and retired from General Electric. Skeeter was a member of the V.F.W and the American Legion.