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Dick Albright

 

Dick L. Albright, age 86, of Mattoon passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Dick was born on June 11, 1929 in Decatur, IL the son of Herbert C. and Maude (Ashenfelter) Albright.  He married Dalys Warkins on November 16, 1957. She preceded him in death on December 26, 2012.

Survivors include his loving children Kyla (John) Poplawski of Champaign, IL and Scott (Sonia) Albright of Robinson, IL; grandchildren, Morgan Poplawski, Dylan Poplawski, Kylynn Albright and Dalton Albright; dear childhood friend, Rosalie of Shelbyville, IL.  Dick was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Dick had a patriotic heart and served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a Right Away Agent at C.I.P.S. and retired in 1994 after 35 years of service. Dick was a member of the Antioch Christian Church in Mt. Zion, IL. He also served on the Babe Ruth Board and the Auxiliary Police in Springfield, IL for years.  Dick liked to hunt, fish and enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors. He treasured his time spent drawing and taking photos. Most of all, Dick loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.


Richard Lawrence Booker

 

Richard Lawrence Booker, age 84, of Strasburg, IL passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Richard was born on October 13, 1930 in Springfield, IL the son of Richard and Frances (Seiz) Booker.  He married Lorraine Ross in Chicago, IL. She preceded him in death on August 25, 2004.

Survivors include his brother, David (Carol) Booker of Morton Grove, IL; sister, Marian Booker of Chicago, IL; grandson, Richard R. (Rachel) Booker of Charleston, IL; granddaughters, Bridget Zahn of Lawrenceville, IL and Joy Keller of Charleston, IL; great grandchildren, Arianna Zahn, Stephanie Zahn, Kayla Zahn, Christianna Booker, Richard T. Booker, Savannah Booker, Collin Booker, Graceanne Booker, Lorraina Price, Jenna Price, Sarah Price and Skiah Miller. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Frances Booker; wife, Lorraine Booker; daughter, Elizabeth Booker.

Richard served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a printer and retired from Fairchild Printing in Bensonville, IL. Richard spent many years volunteering at the Shelbyville Manor.  Most of all, Richard loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Dr. Charles Schnibben

Dr. Charles Louis Schnibben, age 76, of Mattoon passed away at 12:29 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Shine Doughty officiating. Burial will be at a later date.  Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Charles was born on October 13, 1938 in Aurora, IL the son of Alfred and Madeline (Soverign) Schnibben.  He married Sylvia Pickell on June 13, 1959.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Sylvia Schnibben of Mattoon, IL; children, Dr. Kevin (Lucy) Schnibben of Carmel, IN, Jeff (Maria) Schnibben of West Chicago, IL, Brian (Michelle) Schnibben of Cypress, TX, Jennifer Schnibben of Mattoon, IL and Dr. Mandy Schnibben and special friend Sean Ringbloom of Oswego, IL; grandchildren, Maxwell, Mikayla, Kimberly, Jillian, Jordan, Hunter, DaVante and Nicholas; brothers, John R. Schnibben, Ray Schnibben and Carl Schnibben; special canine friends, Ozzie and LuLu. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Madeline Schnibben and canine companions Oliver, Oscar and Olivia.

Charles was a graduate of Naperville High School, North Central College and Loyola Dental School and Orthodontics.  Charles served honorably in the United States Navy. In 1981 he started his orthodontic practice in Mattoon. Charles practiced orthodontics primarily in offices located in Mattoon and Bourbonnais Illinois. He was an avid lifelong golfer and Mattoon Golf and Country Club Champion in 1995. Charles was a member of the Mattoon Golf and Country Club and the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Coles County Animal Shelter.


Carl Willison

Carl Dean Willison, age 64, of Mattoon passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

No Service is planned at this time. Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schilling Funeral Home.

Carl was born on October 13, 1950 in Mattoon, IL the son of George and Dorothy (Shutts) Willison.

Survivors include his sons, Shane (Trena) Fustin of Arcola, IL and Daniel Joe Cordes of Charleston, IL; grandchildren, Carl Fustin of Carbondale, IL and Ryleigh Cordes of Charleston, IL; brother, George Willison; lifelong dear friend, Tammy Latch of Mattoon, IL. Carl was preceded in death by his parents George and Dorothy Willison; brother, Terry Willison; sister, Rose Scales and Karen Gee.

Carl served honorably in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a dedicated employee of Thomas Monahan partners for 28 years. Carl enjoyed being outdoors. Most of all, Carl loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 

 


Peggy Cutright


Peggy Joan Cutright, age 82, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at The Arthur Home.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home with Andrew Tate officiating. Burial will follow at Janesville Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Peggy was born on March 20, 1933 in Coles County, IL the daughter of Horace and Florence (Kilman) Coble.  She married Paul Cutright on April 27, 1957. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2010.

Survivors include daughter Jody (Scott) Northway of Monticello, IL; sons, Paul Cutright Jr. and fiancé Dena Burtcheard, of Windsor, IL, Mike Cutright, of Cooks Mills, IL, Randy (Stephanie) Cutright of Marshalltown, IA;  grandchildren  Lelia (Kenny) Miller of Arthur, IL, Rebecca (Andrew) Tate of Russellville, AR, Stephanie (Lucas) Bright of Monticello, IL, Jason (Crystal) Cutright of Mattoon, IL, Nikki Leathers and fiancé Andy Walley, of Mattoon, IL, Misty (Nick) Benze-Bushling, of St. Jo, MI, Melissa (David) Shain of Sullivan, IL, Mike Cutright Jr., of Charleston, IL,  Jessica Cutright, of Chicago, IL, Brandon Cutright, of Charleston, IL, Blake (Megan) Cutright, of Marshalltown, IA, Joshua Pepin and Michael Pepin both of Marshalltown, IA; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Horace Coble Jr. of Charleston, IL; sisters, Donna Colbert, Mary Jo Stice, Janice Drury and Janet Wilson. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister.

Peggy spent time as an employee of Brown’s Shoe Factory and General Electric in Mattoon.  Later, she worked as a route manager for the Decatur Herald and Review.  From there Peggy went on to work as a school bus driver, and ultimately worked for many years as the Circulation Manager at the Journal Gazette.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 


Clifford Floyd

 

Clifford L. “Jack” Floyd, age 93, of Mattoon, IL formerly of Casey, IL passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015 at his home.

No services are planned at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Clifford was born on April 11, 1922 in Greenup, IL the son of Ross and Jennie (Strader) Floyd of Greenup, IL.  He married Betty Durnal on April 27, 1946.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Betty Floyd of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Sally Ault and husband Paul of Hidalgo, IL; son, Steve Floyd of Harrisburg, IL; granddaughter, Lisa Whiting and husband Dave of Tallahassee, FL; great grandchildren, Mason, Leah and Anna all of Tallahassee, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ethel, Lola and Opal; brothers, Sam, Russell, Willis, Roscoe and Lester Dean; grandson, Bryan Ault.

Clifford served honorably in the United States Army. He was a Sergeant and veteran in the 5th Rangers E Company during World War II. Clifford was in the second wave that invaded Omaha Beach in the Normandy invasion on D-Day. After returning home from war, Clifford managed Partlow Farms. He later worked at the Casey Stone Quarry, Howe Asphalt and retired out of Operating Engineers Local 841 in Terre Haute, IN. After retirement, he wintered in Sebring, FL. Clifford enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the V.F.W. Post 5762, 300 Central Avenue, Casey, IL 62420.


Sonna Adams

 

Sonna Lou Adams, age 78, of Neoga, IL passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Sonna was born on January 22, 1937 in Paris, IL the daughter of Kenneth and Fern (Baker) Staggs.  She married Howard L. Adams on January 2, 1981.

Survivors include her loving husband of 34 years, Howard Adams of Mattoon, IL; children, Susie (Jack) Smith of Mattoon, IL and Cindy (Mike) Titus of Charleston, IL, Jim Adams, Debbie Flores and Jay Adams all of Ft. Collins, CO, Jerry (Melinda) Adams of Mattoon, IL and Darla (Steve) Chappell of Louisville, KY; fifteen grandchildren, Luke (Molly) Ames, Haley Houser, Brent (Lindsey) Titus, Mitch (Denise) Titus, Sean Colbert, Chad (Danielle) Colbert, Jeremy Colbert, Danielle (Nick) Yarder, Justin (Linda Sue) Adams, Jayson (Rylee) Murray, Jaylee Adams, Jessica Flores, Riley Fitt, Adam Fitt, Josh Adams, Christina Chappell and Ryan Chappell; twenty-one great grandchildren; special feline companion, Cali. Sonna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin Ray White; daughter, Sheila Colbert; sisters Mary Duzan and Leora Oberly; brothers Kenneth Staggs and Johnny Staggs.

Sonna worked at General Electric for 28 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, camping and especially traveling to Texas. Sonna liked to fish and was very proud of the 8 pound bass she caught. Sonna had many hobbies in life that she treasured, cooking, square dancing, crafting and playing cards. She was a talented tole painter for over 15 years. Most of all, Sonna loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


Gary Hott

 

Gary Duane Hott, age 61, of Ypsilanti, MI formerly of Mattoon, IL passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:30 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Gary was born on August 28, 1954 in Mattoon, IL the son of Charles M. and Betty (Keiser) Hott.

Survivors include his sons, Weston (Kelly) Hott; grandson, Branden J. Hott both of Joliet, IL. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister daughter Cynthia Hott.

Gary retired from the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed fishing golfing camping. Most of all, Gary loved spending time with his family.

 

 


Kenneth Hamilton

J. Kenneth Hamilton, age 91, of Mattoon passed away at 5:47 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Mattoon, IL 61938 with Father Jeff Kozuszek officiating. Burial will follow at Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Kenny was born on October 23, 1923 in Mattoon, IL the son of James William and Leona Marie (Hunt) Hamilton.  He married Mary Toland on December 6, 1942 in Humboldt, IL.

Survivors include his loving wife of 72 years, Mary Hamilton of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Marylyn “Susie” (Charles) Bailey of Humboldt, IL; granddaughters, Mary Chalice (Ed) Moré of Bellaire, TX, Mary Suzanne (Eddie) Michael of Clarkston, MI and Mary Isabelle (Jim) Long of Charleston, IL; great grandchildren, Julian Anthony Moré, Nicholas Alexander Wease, Lyla Jane Long, Maria Ellena Long and Lilly Elizabeth Long.  Kenny was preceded in death by his parents.

Kenny spent his life farming and was a member of the Farm Bureau, ASCS and was a Seed Corn dealer.  During Christmas time, he worked for the United States Post Office delivering mail. He attended Trinity Episcopal Church. Kenny enjoyed the outdoors and sports, especially the Fighting Illini. He golfed, bowled, biked and played basketball up until his 40’s. Kenny also was a private pilot and enjoyed seeing the world from the skies.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Trinity Episcopal Church or Mattoon Food Bank.


Donovan “Don” Banks

Donovan Leo Banks, age 76, of Mattoon passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 13. 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 with Reverend Ed Stephens officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home.

Don was born on June 19, 1939 in Mattoon, IL the son of Elmer and Hazel (Heritage) Banks.  He married Brenda K. Freeman on May 8, 1960. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2009.

Survivors include his five sons, Stephen (Sharon) Banks of Peoria, AZ, David (Brenda Kaye) Banks of Imperial, MO, Jeffrey Banks of Mattoon, IL, Michael (Lori) Banks of Charleston, IL and Timothy (Christine) Banks of Mattoon, IL; adopted children, Kim Spink of Vienna, IL and Donny (Becky) Gravil of Mattoon, IL; sisters, Evelyn Christine Bolton and Beulah Banks both of Texas; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Don served honorably in the United States Navy from 1958-1962. He spent his career working as a Bricklayer for the Local 8 and retired in 2004. Don was an accomplished woodworker and known for his exceptional ability to create most anything. Some of the things he created were clocks, furniture, trains, a tank and a horseless carriage. Several of his projects were in local town parades. Don was a member of the New Mercy Church. Don had a natural ability and sense of humor to quickly turn strangers into friends.

Memorials to Ronald McDonald House or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.