The Lady Comets basketball team is playing in the Vandalia Regional tonight vs. Flora. The game is scheduled for 8PM but could start early depending on the 6PM game. WGEL Radio will broadcast tonight live at 101.7FM and online at wgel.com.
Tonight's Sorento/Litchfield volleyball game has been moved from Sorento to the Greenville Junior High. The heating system in the Sorento School gym is broken and is temporarily shut down.
Gloria J. Baker
Gloria J. Baker, age 87, of Highland, passed away Friday, February 7 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Mattoon Senior Center or Highland Hope United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Gloria was born February 21, 1926, to James W. and Vera May (Nee Douglas) Reynolds, in Mason, IL. On October 6, 1946 she married Leo S. Baker in Mattoon, IL.
Gloria was a member of Broadway Christian Church, Mattoon, IL. She was a Past President of Trainmen Ladies Organization, Mattoon, IL. She lived to serve others. She worked with the Piece Meal Program, Mattoon, IL. She was recognized by the City of Mattoon as a Top Volunteer for the community. She was a very caring and giving woman with her time and efforts. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Arlen “Cord” (Barbara) Baker, Highland, IL; 3 granddaughters, Dr. Audra (Dr. Derrick) Ward, Overland Park, KS, Jamie (Douglas) Kuehl, Troy, IL, Kristi (Corey) Perigo, Alhambra, IL; 2 great-grandchildren, Barrett Ward, Skylar Perigo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Vera May Reynolds; her husband, Leo S. Baker (7/31/1994); 1 sister, Theda Reynolds in childhood.
Aurelia F. Hagen
Aurelia F. Hagen, age 83, of Breese, passed away Sunday, February 9 at Breese Nursing Home. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in the St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born March 30, 1930 in Breese to Aloys T. and Regina (Timmermann) Hagen and they preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by brothers Aloys B. Hagen, Virgil J. Hagen, sisters Viola Huelsmann, Bernadette Detmer, brothers-in-law Leo Huelsmann, Cyril Foppe and Joseph Detmer.
Due to medical conditions when she was a child, Aurelia was raised and cared for on the family farm south west of Breese by her parents and later by her brother and sister-in-law Virgil and Viola Hagen along with her guardian Eileen Hagen, She later became a resident of the Breese Nursing Home and acquired many new friends. Aurelia loved being around babies and children. She also enjoyed sitting outside on a porch swing, doing jigsaw puzzles and watching TV and eating.
She is survived by a sister Dolores Foppe of Trenton
Sister-in-law Viola Hagen of Breese.
Guardian Eileen Hagen of Breese and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese.
Evelyn McGibany, age 88, of New Douglas, passed away Sunday, February 9 at Heritage Health in Staunton. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas or Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Wednesday, June 24, 1925 in New Douglas Township in Madison County, IL; Her parents were William J. and Katherine W. (Stechman) Eilers. She was married to Erette G. McGibany, he preceded her in death on Tuesday, October 3, 1978.
She was an Inspector for the Olin Corporation in Alton IL for 40 years and a 60 year member of the International Association of Machinists Workers No. 660.
Evelyn was also a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas IL; Tobias Bilyeu American Legion Post 710 Ladies Auxiliary in New Douglas, IL; VFW Post 3912 Ladies Auxiliary in Litchfield, IL and a Gold Circle Member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary as well as a member of the New Douglas Senior Citizens;
Survivors included her Sister: Esther File; Brother-in-law: Elmer Prante; Sister-in-law: Genevieve Eilers and Numerous Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Parents: William J. and Katherine W. (Stechman) Eilers; Her Husband: Erette G. McGibany; 2 Brothers: Elmer Eilers and Eldon Eilers who died in infancy; 2 Sisters: Ella Bloemker and Erma Prante.
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