Mildred E. Coffman
Mildred E. Coffman, 89, of Bloomington died at 12:47 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at her residence.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington
Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington with Rev. Dennis Powers officiating. Visitation is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Memorials can be sent in her name to the Bloomington Bible Church.
Mildred was born May 31, 1923 in McLean to Orville Lloyd and Mollie Morris Robinson Ogg. She married Remer Menken, Jr. on Sept. 30, 1945. She later married Coleman Coffman on Dec. 10, 1968 at Bloomington. Coleman died April 20, 2002.
Surviving children include William (Beverly) Menken, Bloomington, Lynette (Fred) Argabright, Stockton, Mo., James (Sharon) Coffman, Normal, Thomas (Barbara) Coffman, Dayton, Texas and Robert Coffman, Houston, Texas. She also had nine grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Karol Woodworth, three brothers, Delmar, Merlin and William Ogg and one grandson.
Mrs. Coffman worked for Illinois Graphics for several years prior to retirement.
Geneva Allman, 94, of Bloomington died at 2:47 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.
She was born April 18, 1918 in Douglas, WV, the daughter of Fred and Fern (Mosser) Hartmann. She married Max Allman in West Virginia in 1936. He died in December of 1984.
Surviving are her children Shirley Passmore, Bloomington; Melody (Steve) Meier, Mission, Texas and Mark (Mary Lou) Allman, Bloomington. She had five grandchildren, Angela Gura, Bradley Passmore, (deceased) Matthew Allman, Mallory Snodgrass, Carrie Meier and one great-granddaughter, Lucy Allman.
Her parents, brother Norman Hartmann and sister Delores Stahley preceded her in death.
Geneva started playing the piano at a very young age and quickly found a wonderful hidden talent and a great love for music. Over the years, she played for various local groups and organizations.
There will be a private family inurnment at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Home Sweet Home Ministries, 303 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701.
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington is in charge of cremation services.
Many thanks to the special people at the McLean County Nursing Home and the 5th floor staff at Advocate BroMenn. The care provided to Geneva was remarkable.
Eugene D. "Curly" Funk
Eugene D. “Curly” Funk III, 77, of Bloomington died at 2:57 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home in Bloomington with Monsignor Douglas Hennessy officiating. A private family burial will be in Funks Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Gene was born on Dec. 17, 1934 in Normal, the son of Eugene D. and Maeotta Divilbis Funk, Jr. He married Barbara Ann Felmley on June 10, 1960 in Bloomington. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Eugene D. Funk, IV and John Benjamin Funk, both of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Conner Cox, McLean Funk and Davis Funk, all of Bloomington; one brother-in-law, March Wells, Louisville, Ky. Dear friends, Marlene and Keith Woodruff, Bloomington also survive.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Funk Wells.
Gene graduated from Bloomington High School in 1952. He attended the University of Illinois, the University of Arizona and Illinois Wesleyan University; and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at U of I. He served in the US Army and worked for Funk Seeds International. He was the former director of Funk Farms Trust, Funk Homestead Trust and Paul A. Funk Foundation.
Gene was an avid golfer and was a four-time champion of the Bloomington-Normal Match Play and a two time champion of the Bloomington-Normal Metal Play.
Curly loved people and people loved Curly. He will be missed.
Barbara J. Hall
Barbara J. Hall, 85, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at 4:30a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at her home surrounded by family.
Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington with Rev. Ric Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Catholic High School Scholarship Fund.
Barbara was born Oct. 19, 1927 in Bloomington, the daughter of Loren and Helen Flynn Strange. She married Franklin D. Hall in Peoria in 1952. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2005.
She is survived by one son, Jimmy (Laura) Taylor, Bloomington; seven daughters, Barbara (Ronnie) Baker, Bloomington, Debra (Dale) Baker, Clarksville, Tenn., Cindy Omstead, Tucson, Ariz., Tina (Billy) Crow, Bloomington, Connie Hall, Bloomington, Nancy Aaberg, Normal, Teresa (Jimmy) Petross, Oklahoma City, OK; 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; an her longtime companion, her beloved dog Jose.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Tim Hall, two grandchildren, six brothers and one sister.
Barbara worked as a crossing guard for 30 years before retiring in 1997. She worked at the Parkview Inn for the past 15 years as well as at Central Catholic High School for the past 20 years, up until her passing.
She was an avid Chicago Bears fan, and please feel free to wear Bears or Central Catholic attire in Barbara’s honor.
She had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly by many.