Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

February 1, 2014

Mary Anderson

Mary Minerva (Dunaway) Anderson, 97, of Sullivan, formerly of Strasburg, passed away at 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Memorials may be made to Mound Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

Mary was born on January 20, 1917, the daughter of Carl and Mary Gertrude Simmons Dunaway. She married Charles Anderson on Sept. 14, 1934, and he preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1994. Mary worked for the Stewardson-Strasburg School District several years before retirement.

Embroidery, crocheting, and quilting occupied her retirement years. She was a member of the Shelbyville VFW, and a 50-year member of the Strasburg American Legion Auxiliary receiving her 50-year pin in 2013. In 1999, Mary was selected as the American Legion Auxiliary’s member of the year for the State of Illinois. Mary sewed lap blankets and other items to donate to veterans in the hospital in Danville. She was a “sports Mom” before the term became popular following kids to track meets, baseball, basketball and fast pitch softball games.

Surviving Mary are her sons, Roger (Virginia) of Sigel, Van (Eva) of Arcola, Ted (Shirley) of Sullivan, James (Marjorie) of Mattoon, and Dana (Marcie) of Shumway; daughters, Linda (B. R.) Shaw of Hot Springs, Ark., and Karen of Decatur; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jake (partner Patricia Herpstreith) of Owaneco; and sister, Charlotte (partner Jerry McMurray) Blancett of Decatur; brother-in-law, Leo Wright of Beecher City; sister-in-law, Mary Dunaway of Shelbyville; and sister-in-law, Penny Gibison of Missouri.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; daughter, Carol; granddaughter, Robin Anderson Brown; great-granddaughter, Katie Anderson; grandson-in-law, Gregg Johnston; brothers, Phon Evans and wife Verna, James and wife Ruth, William and wife Irene, and John; sisters, Julia Gibison and husband Buddy, Glapha Wright, and sister-in-law Odessa Dunaway.

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • 8-19 Florence Mason obit photo Florence Mason Florence Victoria Mason, 95, of West Terre Haute, Indiana, formerly of Newton, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Bethesda Gardens in Terre Haute, Indiana.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Funeral Home, Terre Haute, Indiana. Burial

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-19 Larry Carter obit photo Larry Carter Larry Eugene Carter, 54, of Clay City, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at t

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-19 Joshuah Lankford obit photo Joshuah Lankford Joshuah Steven “Lank” Lankford, 33, of Decatur, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Decatur.Services to celebrate Josh’s life were held Aug. 17 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home. Private burial with

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Cleaver Karen Gail Cleaver, 74, of Newton, died at 11:18 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.Arrangements are incomplete at Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.

    August 19, 2014

  • Kenneth Phillips Kenneth W. Phillips, 71, of Robinson, formerly of Landes, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Helia Health Care, Olney.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Sumner. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesd

    August 19, 2014

  • Arno Stortzum Arno Stortzum Arno Herman John Stortzum, 80, of Effingham, died at the Mattoon Health Care Center on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Chapel, Effingham. Private graveside services will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Effin

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Hinton John Hinton John Raymond Hinton, 71, of Herrick, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden. The Rev. Nick Robertson will o

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-16 Terrance Miller obit photo Terrance Miller Terrance “Terry” Robert Miller, 64, of Effingham, died Thursday morning, Aug. 14, 2014, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Chapel, Effingham. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norma Carpenter Norma Jean Carpenter, 82, of Mattoon, formerly of Windsor, died at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Mattoon Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Mattoon.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Meyer Funeral Home, Greenup. Burial will be in

    August 14, 2014

  • 8-14 Linda Taormina obit photo Linda Taormina Linda L. Taormina, 74, of Effingham, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham.Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation will be from 4 p.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.