19, 2014
DECATUR — Velma Louise
Barringer, 74, Herod, died
Thursday (June 12, 2014).
Funeral services: 1 p.m.
Friday, Brintlinger and Earl
Funeral Home. Visitation: one
hour before services. Burial:
Macon County Memorial
Park, Harristown. Memorials:
donor’s choice.
Decatur, Macon County
BARRINGER, Velma Louise,
BOLLHEIMER, Lucie Elinor,
BUTTS, Elizabeth A., Decatur
COOPER, Michael Scott,
DO, Susan, Decatur
DUNKER, W. Marie, Decatur
EWELL, Owen Duane, Decatur
GORDON, Timothy Dewayne Jr.,
DECATUR — Lucie Elinor
Bollheimer, 94, of Decatur
passed away on Tuesday, June
17, 2014 in Keystone Meadows
Assisted Living.
She was born May 15, 1920
Illinois the
daughter of John
and Sallie (Cook)
Lorton. She
attended Decatur
schools and Millikin University.
Along with her
husband Ray, she
Lorton Drug Store on Edward
and Grand. She taught for many
years for Decatur Public School
District #61. She was a special
education teacher and substitute having taught the hearing
impaired, vision impaired, and
students with learning disabilities. She retired in 1985 from
Brush College Elementary School
after many years of service. She
was a member of Grace United
Methodist Church, Illinois
Retired Teachers Association,
Decatur Area Retired Teachers Association, Brush College Retired Teachers, Millikin
University Alumni Association,
Hopes Unlimited, life member
of Parent Teacher Association,
charter member of the Kiwaniannes. She was also a member
the Daughters of the American
Revolution as a descendant of
Robert Lorton. She was a former
member of United Commercial
Travelers, Pathways to Independence, and United Cerebral Palsy.
She liked to read and especially
loved to travel. She married Bernard Raymond Bollheimer May
2, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. He
preceded her in death September
3, 1984.
She leaves behind her sons
Phil Bollheimer and wife Jan of
Aviston, Illinois, Kent Bollheimer
and wife Belinda of Warrensburg,
and Pat Bollheimer of Decatur,
grandson Greg Bollheimer, and
brother Bruce Lorton and wife
Marian of Phoenix, Arizona.
She was reunited in Heaven
with her parents, husband, and
brother Jack Lorton.
The family would like to give a
special thanks to Rhonda Burns
for all of her loving care.
Private family services will be
held. Burial will be in Graceland
Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Kiwaniannes or Grace
United Methodist Church.
The family of Lucie Elinor
Bollheimer is being served by
the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral
Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave.
Decatur, IL. Please view the
online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at
Obituary written by family members.
DECATUR — Elizabeth A.
“Betty” Butts, 81, Decatur,
former Beich Candy Factory
receptionist, died Sunday (June
15, 2014).
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday,
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral
Home. Visitation: one hour
before services. Memorials:
Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, Vanderbilt-Ingram
Cancer Center, Nashville, Tenn.,
or Siteman Cancer Center, St.
Louis, Mo. Send condolences:
DECATUR — Joan Purdue
Jack, 86, Decatur, died June
2, 2014.
Memorial services: 11 a.m.
Monday, First Presbyterian
Church. Body donated to
science. Arrangements by:
Brintlinger and Earl Funeral
Homes, Decatur. Memorials:
Robert Sloan Jack Memorial
Scholarship Fund at Washington University, St. Louis,
Mo., David C. and Joan P. Jack
Scholarship Fund at Millikin
University or Kemmerer Village
Child Care Agency. Send condolences: www.brintlingerandearl.com.
HARRISON, Mary E., Decatur
HINKLE, Helen Ruth, Maroa
JACK, Joan Purdue, Decatur
JACKSON, Mark Anthony Jr.,
KLUKIS, Lonnie D., Decatur
LYON, Charles J., Decatur
PARNABY, Helen, Decatur
STOLLARD, Doris C., Decatur
WARNICK, Roy, Macon
YARBARY, James, Decatur
ZIENTARA, Lois Lavaughn,
Central Illinois
BEALS, Harriet L., Arthur
BLY, Debra Sue, Shelbyville
COMPTON, Kathleen Marie,
LOWE, Michael O., Witt
McKINLAY, Elizabeth A.,
MULVANEY, Charles W.,
RITTGERS, Daisy, Shelbyville
SCALET, Wayne Alan, Mattoon
WADE, Patricia Ann, Clinton
WIMBERLY, Nola, Olney
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DECATUR — Susan Do,
of Decatur, IL, passed away
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in
her residence.
Visitation will be 10:00 a.m.
to noon Thursday, June 19,
2014 at Brintlinger and Earl
Funeral Home, followed by a
private family service at the
funeral home. Memorials may
be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Susan Do was born April
17, 1948 in Thotnot Longxuyen Vietnam.
Survivors include her husband, two daughters, two sonin-laws and three grandkids.
Condolences may be
made to the family at www.
Obituary written by family members.
DECATUR — Owen Duane
Ewell, infant son of Rebekah
Novak and Derrick Ewell was
placed in the loving arms of
Jesus Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in
Decatur Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his parents
Rebekah Novak and Derrick
Ewell; sister, Katherine Ewell;
grandparents: Carol and Robert Novak of Cowden and Jerry
and Beverly Ewell of Decatur;
aunts: Elizabeth Novak of
Sullivan and Deitra Whitney
of Decatur.
Graveside services will be
10:00 a.m. Friday, June 20,
2014 at Graceland Cemetery,
Garden Of Angels.
The family of Owen Duane
Ewell is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home,
2091 N. Oakland Avenue,
Decatur, IL. View the online
obituary and send condolences
to the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Obituary written by family members.
DECATUR — Michael “Mike”
Scott Cooper of Stevensville, MI,
died June 17, 2014, after a short
battle with stage four kidney
cancer. He was born April 4, 1963
in Warsaw, IN. He is survived
by his parents
Thomas Cooper
of Warsaw, IN
and Ivaetta
McCammon of
IN along with
his stepparents
Mike Cooper Judy Cooper
and Harry
McCammon. Mike had one
daughter, Megan Cooper, and
one granddaughter, Jordyn Black,
both of Decatur, IL. His siblings
include Kurt Cooper of Tell City,
IN, Chuck Criswell of Tucson,
AZ, and Kelly Wischmeier of
Excelsior, MN. His step siblings
include Carl Murray of Fort
Wayne, IN, Ryan McCammon
of Ann Arbor, MI, and Rachelle
Patrick of Columbia City, IN. He
was also survived by his longtime girlfriend, Cindy Cross of
Forsyth, IL.
Mike attended Plymouth
High School and graduated from
Whitko High School in South
Whitley, IN in 1981 where he
excelled in both baseball and
football. Mike graduated in 1986
with a BS degree from Ball State
University in Muncie, IN. He
was an active member of the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
He later became successful in
sales and marketing. He was a
popular motivational speaker for
high school and college students.
Mike was a devoted fan of the
Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears,
Notre Dame football, and Indiana
University basketball. Mike was
an avid runner which included
multiple completions of the
Indianapolis Mini Marathon and
the Chicago Marathon. Later in
life he discovered he had quite a
green thumb.
A benefit will be held in Mike’s
honor at his favorite local hangout, Coach’s Bar and Grill, 2528
West Glenlord Road, Stevensville,
MI on Sunday, June 22, 1-4 p.m.
Coach’s is offering 100% of the
tips and 30% of sales in Mike’s
honor. There will also be several
silent auction items.
Mike’s family and friends
are also invited to a cookout for
Mike’s Celebration of Life at his
mother’s house at 6925 West
Ison Road, Bloomington, IN on
Sunday, June 29 starting at 1p.m.
You may contact the family at
[email protected] Arrangements entrusted to Starks &
Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services. Those wishing to
share a memory of Mike online
may do so at www.starksmenchinger.com.
Obituary written by family members.
DECATUR — W. Marie
Dunker, 85, of Decatur, IL, died
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 17,
2014, at her residence.
Funeral services will be
11:00 a.m., Saturday, June
21, 2014, at
Brintlinger and
Earl Funeral
Home, Decatur, IL, with
visitation 6 to
8 p.m., Friday,
June 20, at the
Marie Dunker funeral home.
Burial will be
in Graceland
Cemetery, Decatur, IL.
Memorials may be made to
Growing Strong Sexual Assault
Center or Homeward Bound
Pet Shelter.
Marie was born July 29, 1928
in Decatur, IL, the daughter of
William J. and Hope (Morgan)
Miller. She married Kenneth
J. Dunker on July 8, 1949 in
Decatur, IL, and he preceded
her in death in 1999.
Marie worked as a Dental
Assistant for Dr. Stengel and
later was co-founder of Dunker
Electric Supply with her husband. She loved to travel, especially Europe and Hawaii and
enjoyed summers in Northern
Wisconsin. Marie was also a
devoted cat lover.
She is survived by her children David (Diana) Dunker
of Oakley, IL, Marilyn (William) Campbell of Decatur,
IL; grandchildren Lori Huddleston, Jonathan (Candice)
Dunker, Matthew (Ginny)
Dunker, Amanda (Nick)
Swigert, Katherine (Mitchell)
Miller, Terri Campbell, all of
Decatur, IL; 12 great grandchildren; and special cousin Sue
Green of Fairfield, IL.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, and husband Kenneth.
Marie’s family wish to
express their heartfelt thanks
to Pastor Randall Garrett, Rev.
John Laux, and Dr. John Newlin
for their exceptional acts of
caring and concern for Marie
during her illness.
Condolences may be
made to the family at www.
Obituary written by family members.
MAROA — Helen Ruth
Hinkle, 92 of Maroa, IL
passed away 12:10 A.M. June
17, 2014 at Fair Haven Christian Home, Decatur, IL.
Funeral services will be 11
A.M. Saturday, June 21,
2014 at Calvert Funeral
Home, Maroa,
IL with Pastor
Nic Showalter
Helen Hinkle Burial will
follow at
Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Friends
may call form 10-11 A.M.
Saturday at Calvert Funeral
Home, Maroa, IL.
Memorials may be
directed to the Alzheimer’s
Foundation or the Maroa
United Methodist Church.
Helen was born January
12, 1922 in Maroa, IL the
daughter of Fred Nathan
and Nelly Grace (Frizzell)
Atkins. She married William
R. Hinkle October 11, 1942
in Missouri.
Survivors include her
husband: William R. Hinkle,
Maroa, IL; children: Judith L.
(Gary) Telford, Springfield,
IL, Robert (fiancé Jeanie
Burtschi) Hinkle, Decatur,
IL, Gary E. (Victoria A.) Hinkle, Washington, IL; brother:
Russell Atkins, Scottsdale,
AZ; 8 grandchildren and 10
great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death
by her parents and brother:
Bruce Atkins.
Helen was a 1939 Maroa
High School graduate, graduated from Brown’s Business
College and was a secretary
for many years. She then
worked as a Postal Clerk for
the Maroa Post Office, from
where she retired.
Helen was a member of
the Maroa United Methodist
Church and enjoyed sewing,
knitting, music, playing the
organ and crossword puzzles.
Online condolences may be
made at www.calvertmemorial.com.
Obituary written by family members.
DECATUR — Charles J.
“Chuck” Lyon, 74, of Decatur
passed away Wednesday, June 11,
2014 at I.U. Methodist Hospital in
Indianapolis, IN. Brintlinger and
Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL,
will be handling
the arrangements.
services will be
held at 2:00pm,
on Saturday, June
21, 2014 at North
Fork Cemetery,
Chuck Lyon
Decatur, IL.
Memorials to
the American Diabetes Association.
Chuck was born on Feb. 06,
1940 in Chicago, IL the son of
Charles and Jonann (Rankin)
Lyon. He married Helen Stewart
in 1968 in Decatur, IL.
Chuck was a graduate of Western Illinois University with a B.S.
in Education. He was co-owner
of Crane Potato Chip Company
for many years and then became
a sales representative for Kelly
Potato Chips. In his earlier years
Chuck was an avid golfer. In his
later years he loved to watch
old Western movies and his T.V.
favorites, including, Walker Texas
Ranger and Gunsmoke.
Surviving are his wife Helen of
Decatur; and children Lynnette
(husband, DuWayne) Milner of
Edwardsville, IL; Lori (husband,
Tim) Elliott of Clayton, MO; son,
Jerry (wife, Mary Kay) Lyon of St.
Charles, MO. Also surviving is
one stepson John (wife, Martica)
Lancaster of Decatur, IL. Also
eight grandchildren and one
Chuck was preceded in death
by his parents.
Condolences may be made to
the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com.
Obituary written by family members.
DECATUR — Mary E. Harrison, 68, Decatur, died Monday
(June 16, 2014).
Services: 10 a.m. Friday,
Brintlinger and Earl Funeral
Homes, Decatur. Visitation:
5 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Macon
County Memorial Park, Harristown. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.
DECATUR — Timothy
Dewayne Gordon Jr., infant
son of Lakeshia Elnora Ray
and Timothy Dewayne
Gordon Sr., was placed in
the loving arms of Jesus at
4:02 a.m. Sunday, June 15,
2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents
Lakeshia Elnora Ray and
Timothy Dewayne Gordon
Sr., grandparents Pamela
West, Ernestine Gordon,
and Mac A. Ray, greatgrandmothers Elnora West
and Mabel Gordon, uncles
Michael West, Jaheim
Walker, and Edward Gordon,
and aunts Dominique West,
Lashea Taylor, and Patricia
Hines and a host of cousins,
family, and friends.
He was greeted in Heaven
by his grandfather Lonnie
Joyner and great-grandfather Early Smith.
The family would like to
give a special thanks to the
nurses and staff at St. Mary’s
hospital especially the 3rd
floor, Searcy Walker Jr., Bonnie Lewis, and Donald Redmon, and family and friends
for all of their loving care,
prayers, and support.
Private family services will
be held.
The family of Timothy
Dewayne Gordon Jr. is being
served by the Graceland/
Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091
N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL.
Please view the online obituary and send condolences
at www.gracelandfairlawn.
Obituary written by family members.
DECATUR — Lois Lavaughn
Zientara, 88 of Decatur died
1:02 am. Monday June 16, 2014
in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service celebrating
her life will be 11:00 am. Friday
June 20, 2014
at Parkway
Church of the
Nazarene (2701)
E. Faries Parkway Decatur,
IL. 62526) with
Pastor Ron
Lois Zientara Black officiating. Visitation
will be one
hour before service time at
the church. Burial will be in
Union Cemetery Whitmore
Township, IL. Memorials may
be made to Michael or Sarah
Zientara. Tanzyus-Logan
Funeral Service and Care is in
charge of the arrangements.
Lois was born in Decatur
December 5, 1925 to Charles
and Belva Mowry Danner. She
went to Decatur High School
and worked during the war at
the Signal Depot making shells.
She did piece work for General
Electric, Hi Flier Kite Co., and
made musical instruments.
Lois married Everett Donald
Zientara March 28, 1942, he
preceded her in death.
Surviving are her sister;
Annie Goken, daughter-inlaw; Maria Zientara, grandchildren; Sarah and Michael
Zientara, Rod Beck, great
grandkids; Makayla, Alexis and
Skyler, two daughters; Beverly
and Linda, many nieces, nephews, other grand and great
She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband, sons;
Ronnie and Mike Zientara,
5 siblings 1 grandchild and 1
great grandchild.
Lois was a great wife,
mother and grandmother and
she will be deeply missed.
The family wishes to thank
Dr. Velesco and Heather with
Hospice for their care of Lois.
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DECATUR — Mark Anthony
“Junior, Junior Mac, Lil’
Mark” Jackson Jr., 12, Decatur, student at Baum Elementary School, died Friday (June
13, 2014).
Homegoing celebration:
2 p.m. Saturday, gtChurch.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral
Home. Burial: Graceland
Cemetery, with “Flight
Home” ceremony. Send condolences: www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
DECATUR — Lonnie D.
Klukis, 61, Decatur, retired
from Caterpillar Tractor
Co. Inc, died Monday (June
16, 2014).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday,
Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. on
Wednesday. Burial: Boiling
Springs Cemetery. Memorials:
Decatur Youth Bowling Association or American Cancer
Society. Send condolences:
DECATUR — Helen Tannus
Parnaby, 89, Rockford, died
Sunday (June 15, 2014).
Memorial services: noon
Saturday, Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, Rockford. Visitation:
10 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday in
the church. Arrangements by:
Olson Funeral & Cremation
Services, Rockford. Memorials:
Lutheran Social Services, 321
W. State St., Rockford, 61101.
Send condolences: olsonfh.
Survivors: sons, Mark
Parnaby, Chicago and Jeffrey
Parnaby, Minneapolis, Minn.
Preceded by: one son and
two sisters.
DECATUR — Doris C. Stollard, 85, Elburn, died June
8, 2014.
Private services: Thursday,
Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl
Funeral Homes, Decatur. Memorials: American Heart Association. Send condolences: www.
MACON — Roy Warnick, 70,
Macon, former Firestone Tire
Co. employee, died Sunday (June
15, 2014).
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home,
Macon. Visitation: two hours
before services. Burial: South
Macon Township Cemetery.
Memorials: South Macon Fire
Department. Send condolences:
DECATUR — James Yarbary,
81, Decatur, died Wednesday
(June 18, 2014). Arrangements incomplete: Walker
Funeral Service.
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