Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

March 6, 2013

Wayne Rawlings

NEOGA —

    Wayne Dixon “Dick” Rawlings, 81, of rural Neoga, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Hilltop Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Charleston.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Neoga, with the Rev. Robert DeGrand and Sister Pat Theis officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, March 6, with a parish wake service at 6 p.m. at Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home, Neoga. Burial will be in Neoga Memorial Cemetery with military services conducted by VFW Post 4325 of Mattoon. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family wishes a special thank you to the staff at Hilltop Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their loving care of Dick during his stay. Online condolences may be left at swengel-odell.com.

    Dick was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Shelby County, the son of Willis and Mildred (Blake) Rawlings. After graduating from Neoga High School, he joined the United States Army, where he served until his discharge in 1954. Dick was a butcher for Casstevens Grocery Store in Neoga for many years. He married Maxine Walk Sept. 29, 1956, in Neoga and later started farming for Walk Farm Inc. for several years. Dick was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Church of Neoga, a member of the Effingham Bowling League and a member of the Cumberland County Farm Bureau. Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

    Dick leaves wife, Maxine, of 56 years; one son, Greg Rawlings and wife, Rhonda, of Neoga; two daughters, Lori Apke and husband, Gary, of Effingham, and Amy Boothe and husband, Parker, of Charleston; seven grandchildren, Scott Rawlings and wife, Kristi, of Robinson, Beth Friese and husband, Andy, of Stewardson; Aaron Apke and fiancee, Brittany Kistler, and Meghan and Jeremy Apke, all of Effingham; Savannah and Seth Boothe, both of Charleston; and four great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Rawlings was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son, Michael Joseph Rawlings.

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • Kenneth Beaumont Kenneth Beaumont Kenneth Dale “Smoke” Beaumont, 64, went home to Jesus on Thursday, July 24, 2014, following an eight year and eight month fight with cancer of the esophagus, colon, and pleural cavity. He was a survivor and can now rest as he has been eternally cure

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eileen O'Donnell Eileen O'Donnell Effingham Eileen B. O’Donnell, 99, of Effingham, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, July 28, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Effingham. Burial will be in Leith Cemetery, Mason. Memorials may b

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Leonard Mette Leonard Mette Leonard Charles Mette, 90, of Wheeler, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Effingham. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bi

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janie Martinez Janie Lou Martinez, 46, of Montrose, died at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich.

    July 27, 2014

  • Jean Webb Jean Webb, 80, of Effingham, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

    July 27, 2014

  • Sherry Spitzner Sherry Kay Spitzner, 54, of Flora, died at 4:29 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Clay County Hospital, Flora. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Jul

    July 27, 2014

  • Damian Apke Damian J. “Joe” Apke, 73, of Effingham, died at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.A memorial service will be at a later date. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting the family with arrangements. Onl

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25 Jeremy Vahling obit photo Jeremy Vahling Jeremy Alan Vahling, 33, of Bone Gap, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today, July 25, at Bone Gap Cemetery with Kirk Rowe officiating. Memorials may be made to the family and can be left at

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 Helena Smith obit photo Helena Smith Helena M. Smith, 93, of Newton, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.Funeral services will be at noon Monday at Scott Avenue Christian Church, Newton, with the Rev. Gary Hall officiating. Burial will

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gary Carroll Gary Lynn Carroll, 60, of Brownstown, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his son’s home.There will be no services. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangem

    July 25, 2014

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.