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Denny Boaz

Mar 15, 1948 - Nov 04, 2023

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Charleston, IL

Denny Boaz Denzil M. (Denny) Boaz entered his heavenly home early on the morning of Saturday, November 4, 2023 with family by his side. Denny was born on March 15, 1948, the son of Bill and Martha (Lee) Boaz. He married Cynthia (Cindy) Frost on July 3, 1966. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2014. He then married Marcy Cunningham on June 7, 2016. Denny and Cindy were blessed with two sons, Eric (Shelly Hayes) Boaz of Indianapolis, IN and Keith (Julie) Boaz of Brownsburg, IN. Eric has two...Read More

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Carolyn Faye Decker Ferris

Nov 14, 1944 - Feb 20, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Carolyn Faye Decker Ferris, age 79, of Greenup, IL, went to her heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center surrounded by her friends and family. Carolyn, or Mamaw to most, loved her Lord and Savior. She was born in Springfield, TN on November 14, 1944, to Paul C. and Mossie L. (Osburn) Decker, who she had the greatest respect and admiration for. She is survived by her loving husband, Darrell; son, Darrell Glenn Ferris, Jr.; daughter, Shannon (Brion) Storm; daughter, Melissa (Jay) Maxey; son, James (Kaylee) Ferris; 9 grandchildren, Dara Storm, Garrett Storm, Cassie (Austin) Bickel, Jaylynn (Sebastian) Schober, Dakota (Nichole) Ferris, Macey Maxey, Jarin Maxey, Mason Ferris, and Makenlynn Ferris; 2 great-grandchildren, Owen Bickel and Adalee Maxey; brothers, Paul (Anne) Decker and Jeff (Angie) Decker; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two aunts, paternal aunt, Dora Sherrick of Sebring, FL, and her maternal aunt, Melba Rainwater, of Adams, TN, who held a very special place in her heart. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, and sister-in-law. Carolyn loved the ocean and the numerous trips to Tennessee to see loved ones as a child. Carolyn graduated Class of 1962 at Charleston High School. She went on to be an accounting clerk for the City of Charleston. Throughout the years, she had many jobs in her community, but her greatest joy was raising her children and tending to her grandchildren. Carolyn met the love of her life, Darrell, in 1956 at the Charleston Pool. Pool time turned to road time as they took rides on his metallic blue Harley Davidson and got pizza at Uncle Cal Williams. Excited to start their new lives together; the two were married on December 6, 1964, at Jack Oak by Reverend Fred Carlen. Carolyn and Darrell couldn’t wait to start a family of their own, and their children meant the world to them. First was Glenn, born in 1965, then Shannon in 1967, followed by Melissa in 1971, and their last, James, was born in 1981. Though she loved cooking, rocking on the porch, and petting her kitties, Carolyn’s favorite role was that of a grandparent. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She treasured time with her grandkids and loved being their Mamaw, never failing to offer a glass of tea and swing on the porch. When the grandkids were young, she would provide jars and milk jugs for each of them to catch lightning bugs during the hot summer nights. Carolyn had a soft spot for her furry friends, treating each one like the valuable family member they were. She had many indoor puppies-Abby, Charlie, and Lollipop. Each of them was faithful companions not far from her chair. Carolyn and Darrell’s friends were practically inseparable throughout their lives. Ray and DeeDee Winnett were with the family when she passed. DeeDee told stories of the campfires Ray cooked meat over, and Carolyn loved each time he did. They were together through it all. Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Adams Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ray Finney officiating. Burial will follow at Jack Oak Cemetery in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service on Monday at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses c/o Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920 or the Pregnancy Crisis Center, 260 W. Locust Ave., Charleston, IL 61920 To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle, or post photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL is in charge of the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Carolyn Faye Ferris, please

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Mary L. Craft

Dec 30, 1946 - Feb 20, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Mary Craft CHARLESTON – Mary L. Craft, 77, of rural Charleston, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. Her funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Oakland. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Transitions Hospice. Mary was born December 30, 1946 at Charleston, daughter of Howard W. and Myrtle E. (Cutright) Campbell. She married Henry Leslie Craft, October 10, 1963 at Charleston. He preceded her into Heaven, January 12, 2021. She is survived by their sons, Randy Craft and wife Lisa of Wapella, IL, Eric Craft and Loretta Phillips of Charleston, and Weslie Craft of Charleston; brother, Tom Campbell and wife Genny of Ashmore; grandchildren, Henry Craft, Kaitlin Eggers, Lucas Craft, Elissa Trotter, Blake Craft, Brooke Kepley, Teigan Carson, and Peyton Miller; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Janice Hayes. Mary was a member of Cowboy Church at Arthur. Her favorite past time was Gunnysack. Mary loved music of all kinds, but especially loved listening to her brother’s band, Tom Campbell and the Country Boys. She loved going to BINGO with Henry, and traveling. Mary enjoyed following her kids and grandkids athletic events, and all the time she was able to spend with family. To to the family or in memory of Mary L. Craft, please

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Terry Lee Roy

Oct 08, 1942 - Feb 18, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Terry Roy CHARLESTON – Terry Lee Roy, 81, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024 at his home Terry was born October 8, 1942 at Raleigh, North Carolina. He was the adopted son of Wendell G. and Wilma J. (Robertson) Roy. His natural parents were the Sellers family from Iowa. He married Carol D. Deckard, February 23, 1962; she survives. Also surviving are their children, Kimberlee Jane Roy of Oakland and Terry Gordon Roy and wife Patsy Joanne of Charleston; three grandchildren, Amy Campbell, Cassie Bennett-Turner, and Travis Lee Roy; and two great-grandchildren, Drew Macie Bennett and Jackson Bennett. He was preceded in death by his natural parents, his adoptive parents, and one great-grandchild, Holden Jones. Terry was a barber, and owned Terry’s Clip and Chip for many years. He held memberships at the Charleston V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Jaycees, and the Charleston Country Club. Terry was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Charleston Masonic Lodge. He loved golfing and was an Advanced Master Club Craftsman. Terry was a gifted Wood Worker, and was noted for his U.S. Flag cases. A Celebration of Life service will be announced. Arrangements: Harper-Swickard. To to the family or in memory of Terry L. Roy, please

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Lylia B. Andrews

Aug 08, 1934 - Feb 07, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Lylia B. Andrews, aged 89, passed away peacefully in her rural Charleston home, surrounded by the woods she held dear, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. A visitation in her memory will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. The family kindly requests that, instead of flowers, donations be made in her honor to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the memorial culinary arts scholarship established in honor of her beloved grandson, Alexander Marley. Gifts may be presented at the visitation or sent via mail to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920. Lylia was born on August 8, 1934, near Oakdale, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Bjor H. “Bill” and Judith Ruth Marie (Nilson) Almstrum. She exchanged vows with Richard “Dick” D. Andrews in Oakdale, Nebraska, on June 5, 1955. Lylia dedicated herself to caring for her family as a devoted stay-at-home mother and volunteer, actively participating in her daughters’ pursuits. As her daughters entered middle school, she resumed her career, working for the RSVP program in Charleston, at the Montgomery Ward catalog center, as an EKG technician at Charleston Hospital, and at the Eastern Illinois University textbook library. Lylia and Dick generously gave their time to Meals on Wheels, and Lylia also volunteered with the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital Volunteer Guild, crafting numerous blankets annually for the nursery and patients. She also earned recognition from the Covered Bridge Girl Scout Council with the Adult Thanks Badge for her many years of service. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Kathleen (Richard) Andrews Wright (Springfield), Pamella (Mike) Andrews Waddell (Charleston), and Cynthia (William) Andrews Ruhlman (St. Charles, MO); grandchildren Margaret (Jeremy) Rother, Miranda Waddell, and Brandon (Amanda) Waddell; great-grandchildren George, Vivien, and Xander Rother, Bailey, Mia, and Jase Upton, and Clara and Elise Waddell; and several nieces and nephews. Lylia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Alma Ruf and Lillian Almsrum; brother, Billy H. Almstrum; and her beloved grandson, Alexander Marley. To read the full obituary, offer condolences, light a candle, or share photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel of Charleston, IL, is entrusted with the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Lylia B. Andrews, please

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LaBou DeWayne Turner, Jr.

Jul 20, 1994 - Jan 28, 2024

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Charleston, IL

LaBou “Boski” DeWayne Turner, Jr., age 29, of Charleston, IL (formerly of Danville, IL) may he ball out in heaven on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 10:40 a.m. He was born July 20, 1994 in Danville, IL, the son of LaBou DeWayne Turner, Sr. and Kathy (Ledell) Minor. Survivors include his parents, Kathy Minor of Charleston, IL and LaBou DeWayne Turner Sr. of Ripley, TN; brothers, Daniel Minor of Arcola IL and Lee and Louis Turner of Charleston, IL; nieces, Da’Nell and Paige Minor of Chattanooga, TN, Keyairah Minor of Fort Wayne, IN, and Whitney Minor of Charleston, IL; nephews, Marc Bell of Charleston, IL, Alexander and Thaddeus Minor of Nashville, TN, Markell Minor and Tyler Highnote of Danville, IL, and Beau Minor of Arcola, IL; grandparents, Beulah Dandridge of Indianapolis, IN and George Turner of Ripley, TN; special cousins, Marquis and Martez Minor of Danville, IL, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Cecil Minor, Sr.; grandmother, Ann Turner; step grandfather, John Dandridge; and uncle, Cecil Minor, Jr. LaBou was a 2012 graduate of Charleston High School where he received high honors. He was a member of REFLECTIONS which is an honors program at Northeast Magnet School in Danville, IL. He had high honors at Northridge Middle School in Danville, IL. LaBou also had high honors at Danville High School in Danville, IL. Upon graduation from Charleston High School, he attended Eastern Illinois University where he was on the Dean’s List. LaBou worked as a cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Charleston, IL. LaBou was a faithful member of the University Baptist Church, which is now known as Charleston Baptist Church. He also participated in the Kennekuk Fun Run in Danville, IL. He received awards and trophies in track and field at Lincoln Park in Danville, IL. LaBou loved his family. He enjoyed playing card games, with spades being his favorite. He also loved music. Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024 with Pastor James Irwin officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920. Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920. To view the obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel of Charleston, IL is in charge of the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of LaBou "Boski" DeWayne Turner Jr., please

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Byron "Frank" Crawford

Nov 29, 1950 - Jan 27, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Byron “Frank” Crawford, 73, of Charleston, IL passed away at 3:30 am on January 27, 2024, at his residence. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at the Hurricane Cemetery in rural Charleston at a later date. The Barkley Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Frank was born on November 29, 1950, to Byron and Sarah Mardell (Hicks) Crawford in Jacksonville, IL. He married Lisa King on July 7, 2007. Survivors include his loving wife, Lisa; sons Chad Crawford, Jeff (Shelby) Crawford, Joey Crawford, and bonus sons Brandon (Veronica) Edwards, and Austin Faw; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; half brother Ron (Edna) Crawford and special cousin Chuck Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Frank drove a semi for many years and was a “jack of all trades” and could do anything he put his mind to. Memorials can be made to Lincolnland Hospice. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com. To to the family, please

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Ronald Eugene Collins

Sep 05, 1937 - Jan 25, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Ronald Eugene Collins, 86, of Toledo, IL passed away at 9:30 pm on January 25, 2024, at Arbor Rose in Charleston, IL. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday February 1, 2024, at the Toledo Christian Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening at the church. The burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo, IL is assisting the family. Ronnie was born on September 5, 1937, in Atwood, IL to Claude Mason & Helen Eileen (Thompson) Collins. He married Lois Sowers in 1955. Survivors include his wife; and four sons Danny (Carol) Collins, Terry (Susan) Collins, Rodney (Ann) Collins, and Roger (Leah) Collins; grandchildren Jaimee James, Nicole Sydow, Ashley Bushur, Rachael Collins, Jenna DeMoss, Lorenzzi Zappa, and Samuel Collins; ten great grandchildren; brother Bobby (Sandy) Collins. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Timothy Lawrence Collins, brother Richard Collins, and sister Norma Searles. Ronnie was a farmer, and a mechanic, he also worked for Howell Asphalt for many years. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Toledo Christian Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com To to the family, please

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Sharon Jean Harrison

Jul 31, 1937 - Jan 23, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Sharon Jean Harrison, age 86, of Charleston, IL joined her family in Heaven on Tuesday morning January 23, 2024, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center with her family by her side. She was born July 31, 1937, in Charleston, IL, the daughter of James Hally Hopper and Minnie Opal Rogers Hopper. On December 27, 1957, she married Larry Andrew Harrison in Charleston, IL; they were blessed with two sons. Survivors include her sons, Scott A. Harrison of Charleston, IL and Chad S. Harrison (wife, Jen Ambrose) of Sarasota, FL; grandsons, Dylan Harrison (fiancé, Kamden Flynn), Riley Harrison (fiancé, Jolee Sanders) and Jackson Harrison; great grandson on the way, Beau Alexander Harrison; many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces including special nephew, Gary Gilbert (Cheryl) of Charleston, IL and special nieces who have cared for her over the past twenty years, Patsy Loew (Jerry) of Effingham, IL and Dee Partlow (Marshall) of Casey, IL; friend and co-worker, Mary Dyer of Mattoon, IL who visited Sharon weekly the past few years and many additional family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband; special friend, Keith Edwards; brothers and sisters, Marian Daily (Harold), Mildred Cooley (Wilbur), Dora Gilbert (Gene), Charles Hopper, James Hopper (Margaret), Samuel Hopper (Liz) and Jo Ann Watson (Dennis). Sharon was a 1955 graduate of Charleston High School; her class was the first to attend the new high school, which is now the current high school. She attended every class reunion and enjoyed dining out with her classmates on Friday nights for many years. Sharon was employed as a teacher’s assistant at the Franklin school in Mattoon, IL for over 20 years. She had a wonderful gift of patience with the special needs children she lovingly cared for. They always held a special place in her heart, and she often spoke of them with fond memories. Sharon was a member of the Salisbury Church in Hutton, IL, where she was baptized. She loved all things Elvis Presley, enjoyed shopping, traveling, dancing and was an avid sports fan. The Fighting Illini, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Bears were her favorites; she never missed a ballgame. Sharon was a faithful daughter, loving sister, dutiful wife, fun-loving aunt, doting mother and adored her grandsons; they were perfect in her eyes. She was a proud military sister and Air Force mom. Sharon was a former member of the Charleston VFW Women’s Auxiliary, Charleston Moose Club and Charleston Elks Club. Her greatest joy was any time she could spend with her family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the Salisbury Church with Pastor Ray Finney officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, IL. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday at the Salisbury Church, 2190 Co Hwy 5, Charleston, IL. Memorial donation may be made to Franklin School, 1201 South 6th St., Mattoon, IL 61938 or Salisbury Church, 2190 Co Hwy 5, Charleston, IL 61920. To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the arrangements To to the family or in memory of Sharon Jean Harrison, please

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Ron Laurence Paap

Jul 10, 1934 - Jan 20, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Ron Laurence Paap, age 89, of Charleston, IL (formerly of Otoe, NE) passed away and went to his heavenly home at 10:24 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2024. He was born July 10, 1934 in Otoe, NE, the son of Laurence Arthur and Verena Wilhelmina (Hillman) Paap. On August 8, 1954 he married Lila Mae Windle in Dawson, NE; she passed away on December 6, 2017. Survivors include his sons, Larry R. Paap (Penny Thompson) of Mattoon, IL, Terry L. Paap (Cathy) of Charleston, IL, Marc S. Paap (Martha) of Easley, SC, and Tim C. Paap of Charleston, IL; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Lila Mae Paap; grandparents, Arthur and Freda Paap; his parents, Laurence and Verena Paap. Ron was a 1952 graduate of Otoe High School in Otoe, NE. He went on to graduate from Peru State in Peru, NE in 1955 and received his master’s degree in 1961 from Colorado State College in Fort Collins, CO. Ron spent 35 years as an Associate Athletic Director at Eastern Illinois University. He was inducted in Eastern’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Ron was a faithful member of Apostolic Center Church in Mattoon, IL. He enjoyed reading, golfing, working outdoors in his yard, and spending time with his family. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date with Associate Pastor Duane Pope officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mound Cemetery in Charleston, IL. Memorial donations may be made to Apostolic Center Church, 205 Country Club Road, Mattoon, IL 61938. To view the obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel of Charleston, IL is in charge of the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Ron Paap, please

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Parker Upton

Aug 15, 2014 - Jan 20, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Parker Upton, age 9, of Charleston, IL., passed away at 10:20 am on January 20, 2024, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 12:00 pm noon on Friday January 26, 2024, at the Salem United Methodist Church: 450 County Road 1350 E. Toledo, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm noon on Friday January 26, also at the church. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family. Parker was born on August 15, 2014, in Mattoon, IL to Chris and Mackenzie (Blair) Upton. Survivors include her parents, siblings Tinleigh and Dean Upton; grandparents Rob Upton, and Tom and Shelli Blair; great grandparents Teresa Houser, and Ezra Dean Newlin; aunts and uncles Samantha Tanner ( Dustin Meinecke), Jordan Blair (Ashley Evans), Kreig Upton, Robbie Upton (Toni Hawn), Kirk Upton, and Sena Upton; cousins Lidiya Blair (William Thomas), Zane Tanner, Eli Tanner, Ady Tanner, Bella Hilabrand, Mitch Abernathy, River Thomas, and Ava Nixon; and special friend Loran Dundee. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Beth Upton, great grandmothers Diane Blair, Sharon Craig, and Ruth Newlin; and great grandfather Raymond ‘Bud’ Houser. Parker was in the 4th grade at Jefferson Middle School in Charleston. Some of Parkers’ favorite joys were being with her family, singing, dancing, and whip cream and sprinkles. Parker loved helping others and spreading joy. Her favorite thing to say was “Best Day Ever!” In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made: In Memory of Parker, to the Ronald McDonald House. They were such an incredible godsend in their time of need. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com. To to the family, please

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