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McLean County Obituaries A - M

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ALES, James O. "Dink" Jr.

October 11, 1995, Peoria Journal Star Page D7 COLFAX -- James O. "Dink" Ales Jr., 44, of Rainsville, Ala., formerly of Colfax, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1995, at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Ala. He was born June 25, 1951, in Pekin to James O. and Phyllis N. Hasty Ales Sr. Surviving are his mother of Colfax; one son, James O. III; one daughter, Josette Nadine Ales Koontz; four sisters, Phyllis Ann Hill of Manito, Barbara Cox of East Peoria, Judy Buck of Rainsville and Beth Marie Jones of Crossville, Ala.; three brothers, Tony William Ales of Ellsworth, Johnny Howard Ales of Bloomington and Thomas Jess Ales of Colfax; 26 stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. His father and one brother preceded him in death. He was an Army veteran, serving as a private first class. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Manito. Memorial services will be at a later date at Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Bellcourt, N.D. Arrangements are by Rainsville Funeral Home in Rainsville and local arrangements are by Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or any charity.

ANDERS, Wiebke C. (Stroh)

b. 2-9-1896 Anchor, Il Parents: Andreas Christian Stroh & Wiebke Cristina Ruther Stroh Wiebke m. Jack Anders d. 9-16-1971 Glendale Calif. Bur: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills.

ARBOGAST, Merle

Pantagraph Jan. 6, 1967 Bloomington, IL MERLE ARBOGAST, RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN DIES Merle Arbogast, 67, of 212 Florence Ave., a veteran Bloomington police officer who retired in 1954, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Brokaw Hospital. He had been under a physician's care for some itme His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Metzler Memorial Home, with the Rev. Robert Ashman officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Members of Voiture 40 et 8, American Legion will conduct a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday in the memorial home. Mr. Arbogast joined the police department in 1929 and during the next 25 years, moved up through the ranks, ultimately being named night captain in 1949, the post he held at his retirement. He was appointed identification officer in 1940 and set up the department's first records and fingerprint system, after receibing training a the Federal Bureau of Investigation school for police officers, in Washington D.C. He was promoted to sergeant of police in 1944. While police captain, Mr. Arbogast also served as McLean County assistant juvenile probation officer for six years. He resigned from that post in 1952. He was born Nov. 15, 1899 in Downs, the son of Bernard and Nettie Phillips Arbogast Evans Crowder. He was married July 22, 1930 to Pearl Willavize in Joliet. Surviving are his wife, a son, Dan Arbogast, 810 Sheridan, Normal; his mother, 1305 W. Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Mary Sheehan, Long Island, New York; three grandchildren. His father, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Arbogast, a veteran of World War l, was a member of the American Legion and a past commander of the Louis E. Davis Post, a member of the 40 et 8, Bloomington Masonic Lodge No. 43, Bloomington Consistory and of Centennial Christian Church.

ARBOGAST, Paige N.

Saybrook - Paige N. Arbogast, 83, of York, Neb., formerly of the Saybrook - Arrowsmith area, died 8-27-1995 at York General Hospital. A memorial service was Sept 2 at East Avenue Methodist Church, York. Survivors, include his wife, Hester, York; one son, Lynn Arbogast, Hanover Park; one daughter, Linda Goertzen, Henderson, Neb.; and seven grandchildren. Other survivors include a daughter-in-law, Verna Arbogast, Hanover Park, and one son-in-law, Ron Goertzen, Henderson, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and one son. He was born 5-23-1912 in Arrowsmith. He grew up on a farm and graduated from Saybrook Community High School. He served in the Army during WWII, stationed in North Africa and Southern France. He married Hester Means on 6-14-1946. Mr. Arbogast was a welder and small-engine mechanic. He was a business partner in Saybrook with his brother, Ivan, until he retired in 1968. After retiring, he enjoyed volunteer work in each community in which he lived.

AYLWARD, Thomas

Feb. 15, 1901 edition of The Colfax Press Thomas Aylward died in St. Mary's hospital at Quincy last Friday. He was the only brother of Mrs. Keefe of Colfax, and spent part of his time here the past few years. Mrs. Keefe and son, Ben attended the funeral.

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BANE, Charles K.

The funeral of Charles K. "Chuck" Bane, 47, of Farmer City, formerly of Saybrook, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, the Rev. Brad Dawson, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Bane died at 9:44 p.m. Thursday 12-22-1994 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana of injuries from an accident on Illinois 54, 1-1/2 miles north of US 136 in McLean County. He was born 10-12-1947 at Bloomington, a son of Darrell Lee and Rubie Messick Bane. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Bobbie and Rubie Morris, Charlottesville, VA.; three sons, Travis, Dallas; and Joshua C. and Wesley S., both of Farmer City; one brother, Terry L., Laurel, MD.; and one sister, Virginia Tidwell, Dallas. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Bane was the owner of Bull-X Inc. Farmer City. He was a member of Wesbein Methodist Church, Saybrook, and the Cheney's Grove Masonic Lodge 468, Saybrook. He was a life member of the National Rifle Assn and the Illinois State Rifle Assn. In 1985, he won the Il State action pistol championship; and in 1986 he won the high newcomer at the Bianchi Cup. He was an action pistol shooter high master and a member of the Saybrook Sportsmen's Club. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

BAYLOR, Clara B (Phillips)

Pantagraph, Feb. 6, 1933, Bloomington, Illinois DOWNS - Mrs. Clara B. Baylor died at her home three miles southwest of Downs at 1:25 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 5, 1933), following a two week illness. She was the daughter of Theophilus and Lavina (WIlcox) Phillips. She came west with her parents in the fall of 1864 and was married Nov. 19. 1865 to David F. Baylor and had resided on the home farm since that time. Mrs. Baylor is survived by the following children; Florence, Burl, Elliott and Una, all living in the vicinity of Downs, also one step-daughter, Mrs. John M. Armstrong of 101 W. Irving Avenue, Normal. Mr. Baylor died Jan. 26, 1883, one son and one stepson are also dead. The funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the late residence. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery.

BAYLOR, Francis Burl

Pantagraph Jan. 23 or 24, 1938 Bloomington, Illinois DOWNS - Francis Burl Baylor, township school treasurer for 25 years and former vice president of the Downs Bank, died at 11:30 p. m. Saturday (Jan. 22, 1938) at St. Joseph's Hospital. The body was removed to the J.H. Iden Funeral Home in LeRoy pending funeral arrangements. Mr. Baylor was a son of David F. and Clara B. (Phillips) Baylor. Surviving are two sisters and a brother; Miss Florence, Miss Ura and Elliott, all of Downs. Mr. Baylor lived all his life in Downs. He was a member of the Diamond Grove United Brethren Church.

BAYLOR, Margaret Florence

Pantagraph Nov. 13, 1947 Bloomington, Illinois Miss Margaret Florence Baylor of 506 North School Street, Normal, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 1947) morning in Brokaw Hospital. She had been ill three weeks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Stubblefield Memorial Home. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery at Downs. Miss Baylor was born Feb. 12, 1887, near Downs, a daughter of David and Clara (Phillips) Baylor. She had lived in Normal a year. She is survived by a sister, Miss Ura Baylor, at home, several nieces and nephews. Her parents, four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

BAYLOR, Ura

Pantagraph March 10, 1958 Bloomington, Illinois Miss Ura Baylor, 82, of 506 N. School St., Normal died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday (March 9, 1958) at Brokaw Hospital. She had been ill two weeks. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stubblefield and Son Memorial Home, with the Rev. Gordon White officiating. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Downs. She was born Oct. 8, 1875, at Downs, a daughter of Daniel and Clara (Phillips) Baylor. Surviving are 13 nieces and nephews. Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Diamond Grove United Brethren Church.

BECK, Laura Ortmann

The entire community was shocked by the sudden death of Mrs. William Beck at her home in the northwest part of town (Saybrook) Friday night(about 1925) after a sudden attack of uremic poisoning. The death is doubly sad as it leaves seven children motherless. Laura Ortmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ortmann, was born 9-12-1889. She moved with her parents to a farm north of Anchor 20 years ago and here was united in marriage with William G. Beck on 2-17-1909. To this union were born seven children, two sons and five daughters, all at home, the youngest of whom is but a month old. Mr. Beck is manager of the Standard Oil Co of Saybrook. Besides her immediate family Mrs. Beck leaves two brothers, William, of South Bend, Ind., and Clarence, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Klein, of this city, and Anna, at home. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church. The funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church in this city Monday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. A. Hahn pastor of the German Lutheran Church, north of town being in charge, assisted by Rev. Baughman, pastor of the U.B. Church. The remains were laid to rest in the South cemetery.

BECK, Mary E. (Bennet) Roberts

(no date available) Mrs. Mary E. Beck died at 3:20 a.m. Friday at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington. She had been in poor health several years. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church, with the Rev. Fred G. Foster, Easton, officiating. The Rev. George M. Wilson will assist. Burial will be in Cheney's Grove Twp Cemetery. Mary Bennett, daughter of William and Jane Bennett, was born 7-2-1883, at Freetown, Ind. In 1902 she married Lewis Roberts of Freetown. The moved to Saybrook in 1909. Mr. Roberts died in 1928. She married William Beck in 1929. He died in 1939. Surviving are three sons, Leo Roberts, Gibson City; Lawrence, Saybrook; Lewis Williamson, in service; two daughters, Mrs. Avonelle Johnson, Saybrook; Mrs. Mildred Simmons, Gibson City; three brothers, John Bennett, Champaign; James Bennett, Farmer City; William Taylor, Saybrook; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Frymire, Galesburg; Mrs. Edith Gladd, West Palm Beach, Fla.; her stepfather, Hiram Taylor, Saybrook; 10 grandchildren; seven stepchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

BECK, William Frederick

b. 12-13-1887, Duluth Minn. parents: Jacob B. and Emma Schoenfeldt Beck m. Ruby Allison 1-21-1914 at Bloomington d. 4-30-1952 at home in Lexington, Il. bur: Lexington Cemetery children: June Esther Beck, William Dale Beck and Farrell Francis Beck.

BECK, William G.

William G. Beck, 58, died at his home in Saybrook Friday night (8-11-1939) from heart ailment. He had been confined to his bed for two months. He was born 9-25-1881, at Anchor, a son of Peter G. & Wiebka M. Timcke Beck. He was married to Laura Ortmann 2-17-1909 who preceded him in death. July 22, 1930 he was married to Mrs. Mary Roberts. She survives with the following children and stepchildren: Lawrence, Evelyn, Willis Beck; Mrs. Irene Bowen of Saybrook; Esther of Pleasant Plains; Eleanor of Gibson City; and Mrs. Clara Harsha of Minn.; Mrs. Wilbur Johnson of Saybrook, Mrs. Shirley Simmons and Lawrence Roberts of Gibson City; also two brothers, Herman of Wisconsin, Henry of Anchor and one sister, Mrs. David Martin of Gibson City. The funeral services were held at the Saybrook United Brethren Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 , Rev. Fred G. Foster, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Willis A. Locke, of the United Brethren Church. The remains were laid to rest in Riverview Cemetery.

BECK, William Wayne

Bloomington Pantagraph, 3-31-1986 The funeral of William Wayne Beck, 43, of Pocahontas, formerly of Saybrook, who died after a one-car accident Friday (March 1986) evening near Pocahontas, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stensel-Calvert-Belangee Funeral Home, Saybrook, with the Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 tonight at the funeral home. He was born 5-18-1942 at Arrowsmith, the son of Lawrence William and Frances E. Outlaw Beck. He married Nancy Irene Neumann 4-26-1970 at Mattoon. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Saybrook, two sons, Lawrence William and Randall Wayne, at home; three daughters, Andrea Lee, at home; Theresa Lawson, LeRoy; and Tina Thompson, West Columbia, SC; a sister, Mary Ball, Saybrook; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter. He was a truck driver. Mr. Beck was a member of the Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook and the Teamsters Local at Champaign.

BLAIR, David

The Colfax Press July 4, 1924 David Blair, an old resident of this vicinty died at his farm home near Colfax on Friday, July 4 at the age of 60 years. He was born at Tremont in Tazewell county on June 28, 1864. At the age of 11 years he moved with his parents to the farm south of Colfax which has since been the family home. They were among the first settlers in Martin township. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas and William of Colfax; four sisters, Mrs. Jane Stewart of Edmonds, Okla., Mrs. Anna Gillan, Lida and Addie of Colfax. His father and mother preceded him in death a number of years ago. The funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. S.S. Langdoc, pastor of the Colfax Methodist Church officiating, who preached a most comforting sermon and in his eulogy and at the grave said we bury today the body of a man who has lived 60 years and I believe he has harmed no one. He lived a quiet, honest and a good life. He lived up to what he believed was right and no one feared him who met him on life's pathway. The pallbearers were Edgar Wilson, Frank Gray, James Gaddis, Frank N. Stauffer, Turner Bennett and Everett Douglass. Many relatives and friends from distant places attended as well as from our own comminity to show their esteem of the deceased. A quartet composed of Mrs. Harvey Hamilton, Mrs. James Wood, Samuel Bane and J.R. Williams sang several appropriate selections and they were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Harry W. Corpe. Interment was in Wiley cemetery.

BOMGARDEN, Herman G.

July 30, 1991, Peoria Journal Star, Page D6 Obituary: BLOOMINGTON _ Herman G. Bomgarden, 80, of Bloomington, formerly of Peoria and Morton, died at 11:28 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 1991, at LeRoy Manor in LeRoy. He was born Dec. 6, 1910, in El Paso to Eno G. and Kathryn Finck Bomgarden. Surviving are four sisters, Eleanor Zehr of Bloomington, Ruby Vaughn of Mansfield, Helen Bachtol of Chenoa, and Lena Petersen of Colfax. He worked for Caterpillar Inc. and REDCO in Peoria and later farmed in the Lexington area. He recently was a foreman for Power Controls in Peoria, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Richard J. Mick officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington.

BORK, James E.

Lexington - James E. Bork, 49, of Lexington, formerly of Piper City, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday 11-11-1995 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ United, Lexington, the Rev. Dennis Pritchard officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Musselman-Beck Funeral Home, Lexington. Memorials may be made to the Designated Fund at the Church of Christ United, the Lexington Ambulance Fund or the Heart Fund. He is survived by his wife, Connie Sue (Siron) Bork, Lexington; his parents, Edwin and Margaret Bork, Bloomington; two sons, Geoff, Eureka; and Scott, Macomb; three brothers, Larry Bork, Jacksonville; Lynn and Bob Bork, both of Bloomington. Mr. Bork was born 8-30-1946 in Fairbury a son of Edwin and Margaret Clark Bork. He married Connie Sue Siron 5-6-1972 in Lexington. He worked as an office manager at the Struck Company, Bloomington. He was a member of the Church of Christ United and the Lexington American Legion Elmo F. Hill Post 291. He served as a sergeant in the Air Force in Vietnam and Okinawa. Mr. Bork graduated from Piper City High School in 1964.

BOSSINGHAM, Floyd L.

Floyd L. Bossingham, 92, of 2807 Grandview Drive, Bloomington, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday 7-18-1996 at Martin Health Care Center, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Dean Benton officiating. Burial will be Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford. Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bossingham; two daughters, Mary Lou Schuler, Lexington; and Joan Graff, Minier; two sons, David Bossingham, Fairfield, Iowa; and Roger Bossingham, Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was born 8-24-1903, in Stanford, the son of John H. and Elizabeth Brown Bossingham. He married Ardis L. Patterson 12-20-1926. She died 2-3-1982 He then married Dorothy Stubblefield Stephens 9-2-1982, at Funks Grove. She survives. Mr. Bossingham farmed and raised livestock. He was a charter member of the McLean County Farm Bureau. He was a nationally known breeder of Duroc swine and served on the United Duroc Record Board and was raising and showing Barrod Plymouth Rock chickens. Mr. Bossingham served in many capacities, including serving on the Stanford school board, teaching Sunday school at Stanford Presbyterian Church for 40 years and holding other church offices. He was a former supervisor of Allin Twp, chairman of the McLean County Board and served on the McLean County Board of Review. He was a member of Comet Masonic Lodge and Bloomington Consistory.

BOYD, R. Jean (Lucas)

June 26, 1994, Peoria Journal Star, Page C15 Obituary: BLOOMINGTON -- R. Jean Boyd, 72, of East Adams Street, Towanda, formerly of Bloomington, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 1994, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. Born June 13, 1922, in Lexington to Michael M. and Lola Ross Lucas, she married Carl T. Boyd on Dec. 10, 1938, in Illinois. He died Dec. 30, 1987. One son also preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Carl E. of Cooksville, John of Forrest and Terry of Lexington; four daughters, Evelyn Morgan of Normal, Charlotte Metz of Windsor, Colo., Norma Gilliam of Colfax and Mary Collins of Morton; one brother, Fred Lucas of Dallas City; one sister, LaVerta Harlan of Quinlan, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She retired from Eureka Williams Co. of Bloomington, served as an election judge in Normal and attended the former New Testament Church of Towanda. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

BRADFORD, Lyle O.

June 17, 1993, Peoria Journal Star, Page C7 Obituary: DUNFERMLINE -- Lyle O. Bradford, 64, of P.O. Box 33 died at 9:03 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1993, at Graham Hospital in Canton. Born May 31, 1929, in Anchor to Roy and Celia Stretch Bradford, he married Thelma Lee on Aug. 19, 1970, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Robert of Lexington, Mark of Bloomington, Russel and Charles, both of California; one daughter, Azalia Mecham of Bloomington; a great-niece, Dawn White of Lewistown, who was raised in the Bradford home; four grandchildren; four brothers, Bert of Colfax, Russel of Cooksville, Roy L. Sr. of Bloomington and Erman of Gibson City; and two sisters, Alice Wyant of North Liberty, Ind., and Carol Hereford of Colfax. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He worked in maintenance at Rice Lake, last working June 1. A Korean War Army veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post 16 in Canton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, where visitation will be one hour earlier. The Rev. John Beesley will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wiley Cemetery in Colfax. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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CARLSON, Kenneth

LeRoy - Kenneth M. Carlson, 55, of LeRoy died at 8:40 a.m. yesterday 3-6-1992 at his residence. The McLean County coroner's office is investigating. No foul play is suspected. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, the Rev. Jerry McNemee officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. He was born 3-3-1937, at Ellsworth, the son of Albert and Fenella Roberts Carlson. He married Virginia Phillips 11-22, 1967, in LeRoy. She survives. Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Sandra Shelton, Saybrook, and Karen Hawthorne, Saybrook; three brothers, Lyle Carlson, LeRoy, Lowell Carlson, Lexington, and Darrel Carlson, Normal; two sisters, Barbara Cooper St. Ann, Mo., and Alice Carlson, Bloomington; and five stepgrandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Carlson worked for 39 years for Doyle Oil Co., Ellsworth. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a graduate of Ellsworth High School Class of 1955. Memorials may be made to LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service or a charity of the donor's choice.

CLEINMARK, Robert

Robert "Ralph" Cleinmark, 61, of 328 E. Mulberry St. Bloomington, died at 7:53 p.m. Friday 3-10-1995 at Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Thomas Maloney officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Cleinmark was born 7-10-1933 at Decatur, the son of Robert William and Elizabeth H. Buckley Cleinmark. He married Jaynet F. Nafziger 10-3-1959 at Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, David A. Cleinmark, Heyworth; Kevin S. Cleinmark, Normal; and Kenneth J. Cleinmark and Michael R. Cleinmark, both of Bloomington; one daughter, Beth Ann Cleinmark, Kissimmee, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth J. Cleinmark, Springfield; and Edith A Cwick, Gridley; and 11 grandchildren. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Cleinmark was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation as an engineering technician since 1970. He formerly worked for the McLean County Highway Dept as an engineering technician......member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church....former Cub Scout leader.....served in the Army from 1953 to .........an avid hocky fan (rest of obit is missing)

COLCLASURE, Nadean E (Lee)

May 03, 1994, Peoria Journal Star, Page D5 COLFAX -- Nadean E. Colclasure, 71, of Colfax died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 1994, at her home. Born Aug. 26, 1922, in Dewitt to John Franklin and Norabelle Reynolds Lee, she married Percy Edward Colclasure on Sept. 25, 1944, in Heyworth. He died Oct. 26, 1983. She also was preceded in death by one brother and one daughter. Surviving are three sons, John Edward of Bloomington, George E. of Normal and Ron G. of Eureka; one daughter, Mrs. Jess (Paula) Northcutt of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Franklin Lee Jr. of Heyworth; and six sisters, Mary Denniston of Bloomington, Julia M. Mathews of Arthur, Maymie Deiters, Thelma VanWinkle and Ella Ferguson, all of Heyworth, and Helen Kinsell of Normal. A lifetime McLean County resident, she had been a Colfax resident since 1958. She was a nurse's aide at Octavia Manor Nursing Home in Colfax for 16 years, retiring in 1990. She also worked at her daughter's childcare center, Paula's Playpen in Bloomington. She was a member of Colfax American Legion Auxiliary, 40 et 8 and the Never Too Old Club in Colfax. She was a member of Colfax Christian Church and its Hustlers Society. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax. The Rev. Stephanie Curran will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery in Colfax. Memorials may be made to her church or any charity.

CROWDER, Nettie E (Phillips)

Pantagraph, May 5, 1974, Bloomington, IL The funeral for Mrs. Nettie Crowder, 94, formerly of Bloomington, who died Friday (May 4, 1974) will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carmody Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Belcher will officiate and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. She was born at Downs June 2, 1879, a daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Teter) Phillips. Her husband, William Crowder died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sheehan, Port. St. Lucie, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Honnor, LeRoy; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Two sons, a daughter, a sister and five brothers preceded her in death.

CROWDER, William

Pantagraph, April 1, 1969, Bloomington, IL The funeral of William Crowder, 82, formerly of 1305 W. Monroe, who died Monday (March 31, 1969) will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Beck Memorial Home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Crowder was born in Farmers Institute, Ind., the son of E.M. and Susan Hollingsworth Cuttrell. He was married to Nettie Phillips in 1950 in Bloomington. Surviving are his wife; two sons, James and Everett, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren; a brother, L.H. Cuttrell, 605 Pine, Normal. He was preceded in death by a son and two daughters. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Back to Index



DALTON, Theresia A. (Stroh)

(Friday, June 29, 1984 - Joplin Mo Globe) Services for Mrs. Theresia A. Dalton, 100, who died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at her home, following a six-month illness, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Larry Holmes will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mount View Cemetery, Manzannola, Colo. b. 11-27-1883 Anchor, Il d/o Andreas C.C. Stroh and Wiebke Cristina Ruther Stroh m. George Dalton. He died 1933 d. 6-27-1984 at home in Joplin, Mo.

DAMERON, Ida (Taylor)

DEATH OF IDA DAMERON The death of Mrs. Ida Dameron accurred Saturday morning at 3:30 o'clock at her home in Colfax. Mrs. Dameron had been in poor health for several months but she had gradually failed since January and had been bedfast only for the past two weeks. Leakage of the heart was the cause of her death. Ida Taylor was born on February 4, 1862 in the vicinity of Evergreen near Colfax. Her mother died when she was 18 years of age and she was taken into the home of her aunt, Mrs. Martin Batterton, where she was treaed as one of the family and here she received her early training. She was married to Edward Dameron, of this vicinity on March 27, 1878 who preceded her in death about seventeen years ago. To this union were born four children, Roy, who passed away at the age of seven; Bertha, at home; Mrs. Faye Bunn and Iral Dameron all of Colfax. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Almeda Miller of Arkansas City, Kansas and two grand-children who have given her much comfort owing to her extreme fondness for children. Mrs. Dameron ever mindful of the mother's care she received in the home of her aunt, never failed to extend the same kindness to those about her, expecially to Clyde Taylor, who made his home with her for the past fifteen years. She was converted in young womanhood and was a liberal contributor to the church. Mrs. Dameron was a home lover, a good mother, a good neighbor, and will be misssed by all those who knew her. Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon, and were in charge of Rev. H.M. Bloomer, a former pastor of the Colfax M.E. church, now of McComb, Mrs. Bryce Knight and Miss Rickey Grendling sang during the services. Interment was in Wiley cemetery. The pall bearers were Arthur Callard, Erle Mitchell, Bab Noll, Claud Hasty, H.J. McKeehan and Ernest Hyatt.

DISCHO, Eliza Jane Died at the residence of her son John H. Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 8, 1897 at 3:30 o'clock at Colfax, Illinois, Mrs. Eliza Jane Discho aged 64 years, 1 month, and 1 day of Paralysis. Funeral services at the residence, Thursday, Dec. 9, 1897 at 7 o'clock p.m. Rev. John Wilkinson officiating. Interment at Green Valley, Illinois

DOYLE, Emily J.

LeRoy - Emily J. Doyle, 71, of LeRoy died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday 2-13-1999 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, with the Rev. Brent Anderson and the Rev. Kenneth Sloan-Couch officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery, rural Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the BroMenn Hospice Program, Normal, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. Doyle was born 9-11-1927 in Decatur, the daughter of Harvey R. and Lois Frink Crusius. She married Jack Doyle on 2-11-1950 in Downs. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mike Doyle, Arrowsmith; and Doug (Susan) Doyle, Bloomington. Other survivors include two granddaughters, Kristy Doyle, Ellsworth; and Katherine Doyle, Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Doyle was co-owner of Doyle Co. and Doyle Farms, Ellsworth. She was a member of the LeRoy First United Methdist Church and the LeRoy Longfellow Club. Mrs. Doyle was a 1949 graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.A. degree.
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EFFORD, Donald Wood

The funeral of Donald Wood Efford, 87, of Heritage Manor, Normal, formerly of 311 Glenn Ave., Normal, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, Father Eugene A. Stormer officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:30 - 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. He died at 5:15 a.m. Friday 8-1-1997 at Heritage Manor. Memorials may be made to the St. Matthews Episcopal Church or to Christ the King Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Hilda K. (Rohwedder) Efford, Normal; a daughter, Karen K. Kuniyoshi, Normal, and a sister, Evangeline Phillips of California. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Kyle and KC Kuniyoshi, both of California; and Krista Kuniyoshi, Normal. Mr. Efford was born 3-25-1910 in Sheboygan, Wis., the son of Dr. William Wood and Grace Alena Wood Efford. He married Hilda K. Rohwedder on 11-16-1935 at St. Matthews Episcopal, Bloomington. He was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Bloomington. Mr. Efford was active in his church and community throughout his life, serving in various capacities in several organizations. Mr. Efford was also distinguished as a 33rd Mason. He is also remembered for the many years he portrayed King Herod in the American Passion Play and Fezzi Wig in the Christmas Carol.

EFFORD, Hilda Kathryn (Rohwedder)

Hilda Kathryn (Rohwedder) Efford, 85, a resident of Heritage Manor in Normal, died at 11:07 a.m. Friday 10-17-1997 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. The Rev. Robert Montiel will officiate. Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church or to Christ the King Episcopal Church. She is survived by her daughter, Karen K Kuniyoshi, Normal. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Kyle GT Kuniyoshi of California; Krista LA Kuniyoshi of Illinois; and KC Kuniyoshi of California; and a god daughter, Carol Johnson. She was born 1-28-1912 in Melvin, the daughter of Jacob and Augusta Jahnke Rohwedder. She married Donald W. Efford at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bloomington on 11-16-1935, where they had been members ever since their marriage. He died 8-1-1997. She also was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, four brothers and one sister. She worked as an office manager at University High School in Normal for 25 years, and she was a member of the American Business Women's Assn and the Eastern Star. She graduated Illinois State University and she taught all grades in a one-room school house in this area. Mrs. Efford was an accomplished homemaker who faithfully served her church and community throughout her lifetime.

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FITZHENRY, Maybelle

Mabelle FitzHenry, 89, of Saybrook, died at 5:30 a.m. yesterday 8-2-1992 in Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, the Rev. Lewis W. Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. today at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home Saybrook, and from 9 - 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. She was born 8-25-1902 in Ford County, a daughter of Edward and Alice Chaney Marshall. She married Jay A. FitzHenry 10-2-1930 in Paxton. He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Beck, Melvin; three sisters, Fern Kline, Ruth Monical and Dorothy Scarbrough, all of Cherokee Village, Ark.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her parents, two daughters, a granddaughter and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, and was very active in church work. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

FOX, Jaime The funeral of Jaime C. Fox, 17, of 15 Cedar Court, Bloomington, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Russell Barton officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. He was dead at 8:06 a.m. Friday 10-17-1997 near Six Points and Alexander roads in Bloomington, where he was hit by a passenger train. Survivors include his mother, Terry Lopitz, Bloomington; two brothers, Chad Fox, Normal; and Jereme Fox, Bloomington; and maternal grandparents, Clem and Alice Schneider, Rockford. He was born 3-9-1980 in Normal, a son of Vernon and Terry Schneider Fox. His father and paternal grandparents preceded him in death. He was a member of the Liberty Christian Center, Bloomington.Jamie was a senior at Normal......(rest of obit is missing)

FRENCH, Ella (Hall)

Pantagraph, Friday, June 25, 1908 Pg. 5, Bloomington, Illinois Death Near LeRoy Mrs. Ella French Succumbs to Protracted Illness News Notes of LeRoy Mrs. Ella French, wife of George French, after a lingering illness, died at her home, three miles west of LeRoy. at 9a.m., Thursday, age 48 Years.Mrs. French leaves her husband and seven children, four sons and three daughters. She came to Illinois from Indiana. ( Originally from Powell County, Ky. Stanton) and her maiden name was Hall. (She was the daughter of Leonard and Angeline (Hammond) Hall) . The funeral services will be held Saturday at 3p.m. at the Christian Church, conducted by Pastor L.E. Chase. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Pantagraph Saturday Dec. 30, 1939 Pg. 3 Bloomington, Illinois

FRENCH, George Walter

George Walter French, Retired Farmer Dies George Walter French, 80, retired farmer, died at 7:02a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, of a lingering illness. The body was taken to the Beck Memorial Home. The funeral will be at 1:30p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at LeRoy. Mr. French was born Jan. 29, 1859 in Stanton, Ky. the son of Mr. and Mrs. John French. He married Miss Ella Hall, now deceased in 1884 in Stanton.Ky. Of the eight children born to this union, five survive. They are: Mrs Ben (Mabel) Timson, Warm Springs, Montana, Ross of Silvis, IL, Roy, Bloomington, Mrs Orville Ennis, Maidstone,Ontario Canada and Miss Yula French, Chicago. In Aug. 1931 He married Miss Mary Killion of Bloomington, who survives. Also surviving are two brothers: C.M. of LaGrange and Eugene of Stanton, Ky. and nine grandchildren. He was a member of the United Brethren of Diamond Grove.

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GADDIS, Emma (Waltmire)

MRS. EMMA GADDIS DIED IN MICHIGAN SUNDAY Mrs. Emma Gaddis, formerly of Colfax, passed away Sunday, October 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harlan Stuckey, at Mt. Morris, Mich. The funeral party arrived in Colfax Tuesday evening with the body and the funeral services were held from the Colfax Christian church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 oclock. Rev. O.L. Hawkins, the pastor, officiated. Miss Ricky Grending and Mrs. S. Weed sang a duet. The pallbearers were: C. Scott, James Fielding, J.H. Discho, Frank Ingram, O.H. Knight, and W.H. Nickerson. Burial was in Wiley cemetery. Mrs. Emma Gaddis was born at New Salem, Ohio on June 19, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Waltmire. The family removed to Tremont in 1868. She was married to William Gaddis on Feb. 9, 1882 and they resided on a farm south of Colfax, for several years, moving into Colfax in 1885. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1927. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen Lavely of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Grace Stuckey of Mt. Morris, Mich.; two sons, Byron and Dr. Leo Gaddis of Cleveland, Ohio, and six grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Joseph of Flint, Mich.; Charles of Florida, and Elmer of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Among those from out of town attending the funeral were: Byron Gaddis and family, Dr. Leo Gaddis and family of Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stuckey of Mt. Morris, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woltmire of Pekin; Mr. and Mrs. C. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. P. Davis of Tremont; Miles Hicks of Cleveland, Ohio.

GADDIS, Martha (Bennett)

MARTHA GADDIS DEAD (date of obit, August 10, 1916) Aged resident of Colfax passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Hicks, at 5:30 o'clock last Friday morning following an illness of several months. Martha, the daughter of John and Sarah Bennett, was born January 14, 1832, at Dillon, Illinois, the first white settlement in Tazewell County. Her father, John Bennett, being a fuller by trade, and operated a mill at one time on the Mackinaw between the villages of Dillon and the town of Delavan, and later one on his farm in Elin Grove township. He was one of the organizers of the church at Antioch, Dillon township, and filled the office of elder until his death. He was also connected with Eureka College in its organization. On March 2, 1851, she was united in marriage to Rees Gaddis. Six children have blessed their union, two of whom died in infancy or early childhood. The home of Rees and Martha Gaddis became the topping place of the preaching brethren of that day. Such men as Alfred and John Lindsay, Elder James Robinson, R.B. Chaplin, James and Nathan Mitchell, Elder Mass and his son Rufus, H.W. Everest, Eli Fisher, and many others were often in the home and J.E. Beekman, one well known as an eloquent preacher and temperance worker., who also was a step-brother of Mrs. Gaddis. The family continued to reside in Tazewell county until 1885 when they removed to a farm they purchased near Colfax. Here the husband died in 1891, since which time Mrs. Gaddis has made her home with her children, nearly all the time with her son, William, or her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Hicks. She obeyed the gospel and united with the Christian church in her youth and when they came to Colfax she took membership with the church here and continued this relationship until her death. She had the joy of seeing her daughter and sons actively identified with the work of the church. She was sustained by her faith in Christ and frequently recited the 23rd Psalm in her last illness. She was industrious and forgetful of self in her readiness to be of service to others. She was like a mother to a niece, who found a home with Mrs. Gaddis, after her own mother died. About a year ago she suffered a paralytic stroke, since which time her decline strength has been gradual.

GADDIS, William

COLFAX MAN DIES William Gaddis, former citizen there, expires in hospital in Cleveland. Word was received at Colfax Tuesday evening by Mrs. A.M. Hicks that her brother, William Gaddis had died in a hospital at Cleveland, Ohio. William Gaddis, the son of Reese and Martha Bennet Gaddis, was born in Tremont, Ill., June 30, 1857. He was married to Emma Waltmire of that place on February 9, 1882. To this union were born four children, Leo, Grace, Byron and Helen. In the spring of 1885 Mr. Gaddis came to Colfax to live, locating on a farm southwest of Colfax. About fifteen years ago he purchased the telephone exchange and conducted that business until four years ago, when he retired because of ill health. For the past year Mr. Gaddis has been living in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Michigan, where he has spent much of his time in out of door sports, with the hope of regaining his health. Several months ago he submitted to an operation of a serious nature in a Cleveland hospital, and recovered temporarily, but the old trouble returned which resulted in another operation, followed by his death on Tuesday. Mr. Gaddis was a prominent citizen, an efficient worker in the Christian church of Colfax and a member of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Gaddis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Gaddis, and four children, Dr. Leo Gaddis of Cleveland, Ohio; Byron of Cleveland; Mrs. Grace Stuckey of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Helen of Colfax. One sister, Mrs. A.M. Hicks, and two brothers, Alpheus Gaddis of Beaver City, Neb., and James Gaddis, of this place. The body arrived at Colfax Wednesday evening. As yet no funeral arrangements have been made.

GARNER, Bertha A.

Bertha Alice Garner, 89, Colfax, a lifetime Colfax area resident, died at 7:50 a.m. yesterday 2-6-1988 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Bloomington, where she had resided one week. Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Cemetery, Colfax, the Rev. Dan Sullivan officiating. There will be no visitation. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Garner was born 1-26-1899 in Ava, a daughter of Dempsey Monroe and Mary Devada Killian Ditzler. She married Grover S. Garner on 12-24-1917 in Colfax. He preceded her in death in June 1938. She is survived by one son, Gerald, Colfax; two daughters, Erma Bowen, Cooksville, and Norma Jean Chrisman, Bloomington; three half sisters, Hazel Duncan, Hobart, Ind., Lois Smith, Pueblo Colo., and Norma Dean, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. One brother and two stepsisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Colfax American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Davis-Kerber Post 653. Mrs. Garner worked at the Woolworth store in Bloomington for 20 years before retiring in 1962. She owned and operated the Arcade Cafe in Colfax for three years. Memorials may be made to the Colfax United Methodist church or to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

GARNER, Gerald

Gerald Grover Garner, age 73, a lifelong resident of Colfax and a retired telephone service technician died at 4:01 a.m. Monday 1-27-1992 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Cremation rites were accorded. His graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wiley Cemetery, Colfax, with the Reverend Pat Allin officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Davis-Kerber American Legion Post 653, Colfax. There was no visitation. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garner was born 2-6-1918 at Colfax, a son of Grover S. and Bertha Alice Ditzler Garner. He married Lois R. Hill on 10-13-1942 at Colorado Springs, Colorado and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Gerald Grover Garner II of Hudson and Steven Lee Garner of Cooksville; two daughters, M. Jolene Klintworth of Anchor and Kay Ann Mizell of rural Bloomington; two sisters, Erma Bowen of Cooksville and Norma Christman of Bloomington; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Garner, a 1937 graduate of Colfax High School was a service technician for GTE Bloomington for 36 years. He retired in 1985. He was a member of Local 51 of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Bloomington. He served as a staff sergeant with the Army's 1st Battalion 411th Infantry Division in the Rhineland and Central Europe during WWII. Mr. Garner was a member of Davis-Kerber American Legion Post 653, Colfax and a former member of John H. Kraus Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 454, Bloomington. He was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church, a former Boy Scout scoutmaster and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to his church or to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Assn.

GOMIEN, John Richard

September 13, 1997, Peoria Journal Star, Page: D7 COLFAX -- John Richard Gomien, 82, of Bethesda, Md., formerly of Colfax, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 1997, at his home. Born May 15, 1915, in Opheim, Mont., to Harry and Yarda Gomien, he married Glee DeVore. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Dee Ann Gretz of Vienna, Va., Danice Moore of New York City and Donna Gomien of Oslo, Norway; one brother, Robert of Morton; and one granddaughter. He graduated from Gallagher Business College in Kankakee and earned his bachelor's degree from Strayer College of Accountancy in Washington, D.C., in 1944. He began as executive secretary to representative Everett Dirksen in 1940 and was administrative assistant to Senator Dirksen from 1951 until his death in 1969. He was administrative assistant to Sen. Ralph Smith from 1969 to 1970. He then was special assistant to Sen. Robert Taft from 1970 to 1976. He was a member of Concord-St. Andrews Methodist Church. Services were Wednesday at his church. Cremation has been accorded, and burial was in the church garden. Arrangements were by Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home in Bethesda. Memorials may be made to his church, 5910 Goldsboro Road, Bethesda, Md. 20817.

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HAUPTMAN, Joseph

Joseph M. Hauptman, 80, of 2600 Center St. Granite City, a Bloomington native, died Saturday 5-25-2002 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

HAWTHORNE, Lester L.

The funeral of Lester Lee (Babe) Hawthorne, 60, of 1909 Berrywood Lane, Bloomington, who was semi-retired from an insurance company and excelled in sports, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home. Philip D. Queen will officiate. Entombment will be at East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be 5:30 - 8 p.m. today at the memorial home. Mr. Hawthorne died at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday 9-20-1994 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, of complications from cancer. He was born 7-23-1934 in Mansfield, the son of Lester A. and Mabel Amdor Hawthorne. He married Mary Nicholson 8-30-1958 in Fort Benning, GA. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Wayne, Bloomington; Jeff, Shaumburg; and David, Atlanta, Ga.; his mother, Saybrook; two brothers, Phil, Gibson City; and Jon, Bloomington; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Robert. Mr. Hawthorne had been employed by the Equitable Life Insurance Co. for 29 years, and held a CLU-CHFC designation. He had served as district manager in Bloomington for two years, in Peoria for three years and as agency manager in Alabama for seven years. He had been semi-retired for the past five years. He was known as an outstanding athlete and sports enthusiast. A three-sport athlete at Saybrook High School, he held the state of Illinois basketball scoring honors, having scored 50 points in one game during his senior year in 1952. Mr. Hawthorne was later inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Assn Hall of Fame for his achievement in Illinois basketball. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the "Fabulous Five" basketball team which won the Big Ten conference two consecutive years and placed second in the NCAA in 1953 and fourth in 1954. In baseball at Iowa, he won All Big Ten conference honors and Most Valuable Player in 1956. He also was active in the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity at the University of Iowa. He was an Army veteran, serving at Fort Benning, GA., from 1956 - 1958. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. He was an avid golfer, a member of Lakeside Country Club and Bloomington Young Men's Club. Memorials may be made to the building fund of Second Presbyterian Church or to the American Cancer Society.

HENLINE, Amanda (Hughes)

The Colfax Press Dec. 20, 1928 MRS. SETH HENLINE DIED HERE SATURDAY Mrs. Seth Henline, who had been in failing health for some time died at her home here last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Hardening of the arteries was given as the cause of death. The funeral services were held from the Colfax Christian Church at 3:00 o'clock Monday afternoon with Reb. O.L. Hawkins, pastor of the church and Rev. O. McNemar of Lewistown, officiating. Burial was in Wiley cemetery. The singers were Mrs. John Thedens, Miss Ricky Grending, H.C., Tipton and Seth Weed. Mrss Gladys White presided at the piano. The pallbearers were; David Hutson, Erle Mitchell, Ivan Getty, Earl Judd of Colfax; Marion Hutson of Cooksville; Frank Hutson of Lincoln. The honorary pallbearers were R.W., Greenlee, Chas. Atkinson, Wm. H. Nickerson, Frank Ingram, J.H. Discho and Wm. Huebner. Amanda Ellen, the second of four daughters of Mary Ellen Corman and Henry Hughes, was born on November 19, 1852 at Lexington, Ky. When she was 14 years of age she came with her parents to Illinois, settling on a farm in Lawndale Township, where she continued to live until about eight years ago when she moved to Colfax. She was united in marriage to Seth Henline on November 12, 1868 and they lived on the farm in Lawndale township. Mr. Henline died three years ago. Six daughters were born to this union. They are Mrs. Allie Wood of Colfax; Mrs. Vena Hare and Mrs. Grace Hutson of Bloomington; Mrs. Emma Dameron of Weston; Mrs. A.D. Withers of Ellsworth; Mrs. Addie Loos of Detroit, Mich. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Clark of Frederickstown, Mo. Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

HENLINE, E F

The Colfax Press Thursday, March 21, 1929 E.F. HENLINE DIED AT OMAHA THURSDAY, MARCH 7 The following item is taken from the Holdrege (Nebr.) Progress of Mar. 14. The deceased was a grandson of J.J. Henline, who settled near Henline creek in 1828. He went to Nebraska with his parents in 1887: E.F. Henline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Henline was born July 30, 1874 near Colfax, in McLean county, Illinois, and died at Omaha, Thursday, March 7, at 9 a.m. at the age of 54 years. His parents and three brothers are buried in Evergreen cemetery near his birthplace. For twenty five years he made his home with his uncle, the late I.F. Henline of Kearney. The past five years he has lived in Omaha. Before Christmas he suffered a siege of flu which with complications caused his death. About three weeks ago when his condition became critical his only sister, Mrs. George W. Cover of Atlanta, was notified and she left immediately for Omaha. When she left him he seemed to be slowly improving. A week later he began to fail again so she returned to Omaha and was with him the last week. He suffered greatly but was glad to have her with him. Funeral services were conducted from the Crosby Mortuary on Saturday, March 9, Rev. J.L. Beebe, pastor of the Grace Evangelical church, officiating. Burial was in West Lawn cemetery in Omaha.

HENLINE, Henry C.

H.C. Henline (JUNE 6, 1902 edition of The Colfax Press) IN MANHOOD'S PRIME Death of H.C. Henline, near his birthplace - Large and impressive funeral. The death of Henry C. Henline occurred at his home in Lawndale township Sunday at noon, after a lingering illness which has lasted several months and defied the skill of his doctors. The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Tuesday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. D.G. Murray. His text was "The house not made with hands," upon which he preached an impressive discourse, describing the growth of a Christian character, and speaking fittingly of his acquaintance with the deceased. The greatest works of man, he said, show the mark of time, but the soul that is touched by the finger of God grows nobler and stronger continually. Earthly things are imperfect ass they are perishable, but God's mansions are perfect and enduring. The funeral procession was over half a mile long. The burial was in charge of the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the Eastern Star attending. The casket was covered with beautiful floral offerings. The deceased was born on Nov. 9, 1853, within a mile of the place of his death. On Aug. 19, 1875 he married Sarah L Wiley, who with five children survives him. They are Mrs. Della Gillan, a widow; Mrs. Minnie Ward; Harrison, Homer and Wiley. Two sisters also survive him, Mrs. Nelson Biggs and Mrs. J.M. Reynolds. He had a large number of relatives, the family being the oldest and largest in this part of the county. Eighteen years ago he joined the Methodist church, and was at the time of his death a member of the board of stewards. He was a successful farmer, and leaves family well provided. Last summer and fall he built the finest residence in this vicinity, but he saw scarcely a will day in it, his health breaking down soon afterward. Mr. Henline was a quiet man, without any great endeavors, but he fulfilled every obligation, private and public, with fidelity, honesty and unselfishness. He like his friends and all were such who chose to be. He was a man of whom one could hear nothing but good, and of whom those who knew him expected nothing but good. All join in deploring his death and in offering their sympathy to those who have been deprived of his love and care.

HENLINE, Seth

DEATH OF SETH HENLINE Seth Henline, a highly respected resident of this place and one of the pioneers of McLean county and Lawndale township passed away at his home here Sunday evening, at 9:40 o'clock, following an illness lasting over a period of three years duration. Seth Henline, second son of Martin and Feraby Cunningham Henline was born near Evergreen church in Lawndale township on October 9, 1847. On November 12, 1866 he was united in marriage to Amanda Ellen Hughes and she with five of the daughters were at his bedside when death came. Another daughter, Mrs. Grant Hare, had visited him a few days ago before going to her home in Hot Springs, Ark. The other daughters surviving are Mrs. J.T. Dameron of Weston; Mrs. Allie Wood, Mrs. A.D. Withers, Mrs. Addie Fleener and Mrs. Grace Hutson all of Colfax. There are two brothers, William of Hunter, Okla., and Pierce of Gray, Okla. and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Woodard of Helena, Okla.; Mrs. Lucretia Harris of Bellflower. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mr. Henline was a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Henline was a man of strong will power and during his long years of suffering he followed strictly the doctor's directions even to the state of intense hunger, many doctors commenting on his faithfulness and patience. He was a man of sterling qualities and high ideals and being a member of one of the pioneer families he did much for the up-building of the community. His family esteem him as a loving father, his neighbors as a true friend. During his active life in Lawndale township he took great interest in public affairs having filled the offices of road commissioner and collector and for many years he served as school director. Seth Henline was a neighbor, A friend to every man, He did his might while here on earh To forward God's great plan. No stranger e'er went from his door Without a word of cheer and It's these little things in life, That makes his memory dear. And now since God has called him From this vale of toil and woe, His life will be a guiding star, As on this life we go. With loving thots and kindly deeds, His pathway here he trod, But now his work on earth is o'er; He has gone to be with God. O, God, that we may all hold fast, The principles so dear That we may be esteemed on earth, While we're so-journing here. The funeral services were held from his late home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. McNemar of the Christian church. The large crowd of sorrowing friends showed the esteem in which he was held. The pallbearers were: David Hutson, Frank Hutson, Marion Hutson, Fred Dale, Ivan Getty and R.W. Langstaff. The honorary pallbearers were: Charles Atkinson, Robert Greenlee, Morgan Reynolds, Saul Nafziger, Wm. McClellan and Henry Meyer. Interment was in Wiley cemetery.

HESTER, Linda

Linda L. Hester, 51, of rural Saybrook died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday 3-16-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Mrs. Hester was born 1-24-1944 at Bloomington, a daughter of Leo W. and Dorothy F. Stroh Lage. She married John H. H ester on 10-10-1965 at Anchor. He survives. Also surviving are her parents of Gibson City; a son, John Christopher of Saybrook; a daughter, Jennifer Lee Williams of Arrowsmith; and a brother, David Leo Lage of Colfax. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Mrs. Hester was a resident of rural Saybrook for the last 20 years. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. She graduated from Octavia High School in 1962. She was a member of the Arabian Association. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor.

HONNER, Lillian (Phillips)

Pantagraph Nov. 1983 Bloomington, Illinois DOWNS - Lillian (Phillips) Honnor, 96, of Rialto, Calif, a retired teacher and Downs native, died Nov. 13, 1983, in Rialto. Cremation rites were accorded. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 30, at Hopewell Cemetery, Downs, the Rev. Fred Belcher officiating. Mrs. Honnor was born Nov. 1, 1887, a daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Teter) Phillips. She married George Honnor in 1911. He preceded her in death. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Honnor began teaching at age 16 and continued for 12 years. She was a member of the Downs United Methodist Church for many years and was active in the Farm and Home Bureaus. Memorial may be made to the Downs United Methodist Church.

HUFFORD, Millard F. "Wienie"

Headline: Millard Hufford October 22, 1993, Peoria Journal Star, Page: A9 Obituary: COLFAX -- Millard F. "Wienie" Hufford, 66, of Colfax died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1993, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Born Nov. 19, 1926, in Gardena to David and Bertha Moore Hufford, he married Eunice K. Stieglitz on Aug. 14, 1947, in Morton. She survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Lynn McGowan of Peoria, Sandra Meyer of West Chester, Pa., Teresa Lovett of Lincoln, Neb., and Susan Murray of Bloomington; one sister, Eva Egli of East Peoria; and eight grandchildren. One brother and one infant sister preceded him in death. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He owned and operated Wiener's Restaurant in Colfax. He formerly owned the Ben Franklin and Clothing Store in Colfax. He worked at Schwenk Supermarket in Morton and was a bus driver for Colfax High School for nine years. He was a member of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5921 of Morton and Colfax American Legion Davis-Kerber Post 653. He was a member of Colfax Christian Church, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Stephanie Curran will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, where full military rites will be accorded by the Colfax American Legion. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or his church.

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KNAPP, Robert Douglas

Colfax - The funeral of Robert Douglas Knapp, 66, of Colfax will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church, Colfax. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate. Burial with full military rites, will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m. today at Duffy Pils Memorial Home, Colfax. He died at 12:06 a.m. Thursday 6-7-2001 at his residence. Memorials may be made to Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City; United Methodist Church, Colfax; Eastern McLean County Ambulance Assn or a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Knapp was born 12-23-1934 in Gibson City, a son of Robert J. and Marion A. Anderson Knapp. He married Mary Elizabeth Taylor on 6-1-1958 in Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Kevin (Chris) Knapp, Rocky River, Ohio; and Mike (Diane) Knapp, Greenville, Mich.; one brother, Ronald L. (Betty) Knapp, Gibson City; one sister, Karen Long, Gibson City; and six grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Knapp was a 1952 graduate of Drummer Twp High School, Gibson City. He completed four years of service with the US Army and was based in Germany. Mr. Knapp began his banking career in March 1960 in the installment lending department of the 1st National Bank in Gibson City. He remained there for 28 years, attaining the title of CEO in 1982. In 1988, he moved to Colfax and was named president of the Peoples State Bank in Colfax. He retired in February 2000. He was a long-time active member and past director of the Community Bankers Assn of Illinois, served on several committees and in 1988 was named its "Outstanding Member" of the year. Mr. Knapp was an ardent supporter of the communities in which he lived. He served in numerous capacities, including president of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, secretary and president of the Gibson City Chamber of Commerce, member of the Gibson Area Hospital Advisory Board, co-chairman of Gibson City's 1971 Centennial celebration, member of the Moyer Library Board, secretary of the Drummer Twp Cemetery Assn, original member of the Ford County Merit commission, deacon of the lst Presbyterian Church in Gibson City, and co-chairman for many years of Gibson City's annual clean-up day. He was a 40 plus year member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge, Bloomington Consistory, and Mohammed Shrine. He was recognized as Gibson City's Citizen of the Year in 1988. He was currently a member of the United Methodist Church, Colfax. Mr. Knapp had a love for life, people and his commmunity. But his most special gift was his grandchidren, whom he adored.

KOCH, Edna M.

SAYBROOK: Edna M. Koch, 87, of St. Joseph, formerly of Cheney's Grove Twp, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednseday 8-28-2002 at Provena Covenant Mecial Center, Urbana. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Freese Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Pastor Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation. Mrs. Koch was born 9-30-1914 at Cheney's Grove Twp, a daughter of Edward and Florence Preston Bowen. She married Jay "Dick" Koch on 8-24-1947 at St. Louis, Mo. He died 7-26-1998. Surviving are one son, David A. Koch, rural Urbana; three daughters, Eleanor "Ellie Knipfer, Urbana; Delores Grogan, LeRoy; and Sherree Kirby, St. Joseph; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchidren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 10 brothers, two sisters and one grandson. She was a member of the Saybrook Methodist Church for years before transferring to the St. Joseph United Methdosit Church. She worked at Lewis Department Store in Champaign; Bank of Illinois; and was employed by Richard N. Noel.


KUNTZ, Lydia Martha (Bruellman)

Headline: Lydia Kuntz January 23, 1993, Peoria Journal Star, Page C8 Obituary: GRIDLEY -- Lydia Martha Kuntz, 94, of Gridley died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1993, at her daughter's home in rural Lexington. Born April 29, 1898, in West Bend, Iowa, to Emil and Lena Habegar Bruellman, she married Raymond Kuntz on April 17, 1924, in West Bend. He died Oct. 4, 1982. Five brothers, three sisters, one grandson and two great-grandchildren also preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Rosella Knapp of rural Lexington and Lucille Romersberger of Gridley; two sons, Clyde of rural Gridley and Ralph of rural Colfax; 15 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Gridley Apostolic Christian Church, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Froelich Memorial Home in Gridley and one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church.

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LAWRENCE, Gilbert

DEATH OF GILBERT LAWRENCE (Colfax Press, Thursday, 22 July 1926) Gilbert Lawrence, aged resident of Colfax, died at his home here at 3:40 o'clock, Friday afternoon following an illness of ten days with organic heart trouble. Mr. Lawrence was born near Cambridge, Ohio, August 10, 1837, a member of a family of ten children. He spent his early life in that state and in 1861 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Ross at Otsego. In September, 1864, Mr. Lawrence, with his family came to Illinois and located on a farm in McLean County, near Colfax. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence have lived in town for twenty-four years. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Lawrence was married to Eliza A. Starkey at Cooksville on March 9, 1892. Besides his wife Mr. Lawrence is survived by a brother, Newton Lawrence of Cambridge, Ohio, also two children, Mrs. Lydia Harris and Wesley Lawrence of Colfax. Two children, Belle and Avery died in infancy, and three daughters, Eliza, Mrs. L. E. Broadwell and Mrs. Wesley Hurt, preceded him in death. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the Colfax Methodist church at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Arthur Cates, pastor officiating. Interment was in Wiley cemetery. The singers were Mrs. A. L. Hutson, Mrs. Arthur Cates, Don and S. Bane. The pall bearers were Harvey Hamilton, Richard Hamilton, Frank Stauffer, E. J. Harris, James Harris, and S. E. Daniels. Those from away who attended the funeral were Newton Lawrence and daughter, and Wesley Brower of Cambridge, Ohio; Earl Starkey of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; George, Harvey and John Swan and wife of Aroma Park; John O'dell and wife, Miss Agnes Broadwell, and Mrs. James Lawrence of Fairbury.

LEONARD, Patrick

OLD CITIZEN GONE - Patrick Leonard (SEPT. 28, 1901 edition of The Colfax Press) The death of Patrick Leonard occurred at his home in Lawndale township Sunday morning at 4 o'clock. He had been in bad health for a long while and had been quite feeble for several weeks. His death was caused by stomach trouble. The interment took place in the Catholic church at Chenoa on Tuesday after services by Rev. Father O'Callahan. Mr. Leonard was born in county Mead, Ireland, Sept. 8, 1834 and came to America in 1853. After four years in the east, most of his life was spent in McLean County. The last twenty-three years he lived in Lawndale township. On July 2, 1869, he married Bridget Crayon. Eight children were born to them. The wife survives, together with seven of the children: James, Thomas, Joseph, Mrs. Dan Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Tim Shine, Mrs. Frank Fishback, and Mrs. Edward Gross. He was thrifty and industrious and at his death owned 382 acres of land, and other property. He was partially blind for six years, and totally blind for twelve years. He bore his affliction without a murmur, and was esteemed as a good citizen and a kind neighbor.

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MARTENS, Alwina Emily (Stroh)

b. 5-31-1890 Anchor, Il parents: Andreas Christian Stroh and Wiebke Cristina Ruther Stroh m. Herman Christian Martens d. 9-23-1971, Anaheim, California services: Grace Lutheran Church, Rev. Harry F. Sstief, Anaheim Cal. burial: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California

McCLELLAN, Owen W.

The Colfax Press April 30, 1920 Owen W. McClellan was born near Colfax on January 31, 1894. After graduating from the Colfax high school in 1912 he attended college at Iowa Falls for a year, then one year at Wesleyan going from there to Chicago where for the past three and one-half years he has been a student of the Medical School of Northwestern University. Last November because of ill- health, he was compelled to leave school in his senior year and for the past five months has been confined to his bed almost entirely. Last week he started for California where he hoped he might regain his health and while enroute, he passed away April 30, 1920 at the age of twenty-six years and three months. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, literary fraternity; of Phi Beta Pi, medical fraternity of Ptolemy, Masonic fraternity and the T.N.E. fraternity, also he was a member of the Masonic Lodge. When fifteen years of age he united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Colfax and retained his membership there until his death. On July 24, 1918 he was united in marriage with Miriam S. Scott, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlile Scott of this place. Besides his wife he leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McClellan, two brothers Homer and Harvey, all of Colfax and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held from the M.E. church this afternoon at one-thirty, Rev. J.W. Ferris assisted by Rev. Attree Smith and Rev. H.H.H. Jenner officiating.

McDANIEL, Mildred L. (Ely) (DeVore)

Headline: Mildred DeVore McDaniel April 06, 1992, Peoria Journal Star, Page C7 Obituary: Mildred L. DeVore McDaniel, 77, of 2304 N. Sheridan Road died at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1992, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born April 22, 1914, in Colfax to William and Lydia Fuessley Ely, she married Harry DeVore on Aug. 22, 1933, in Colfax. He died on Jan. 27, 1969. She later married Kenneth McDaniel on July 22, 1978, in Peoria. He died in 1982. She is survived by three sons, Daryl DeVore of Flossmoor, Dean DeVore of Germantown Hills and Duane DeVore of Melbourne, Australia; one stepdaughter, Jackie Holmes of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. She was employed for many years as a sales clerk at Kellstedt's. She was an active volunteer with Troop 140 Cub and Boy Scouts. She was a member of Forrest Hill United Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, the Rev. David L. Hurley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Cemetery in Colfax. Memorials may be made to her church.

McDANIELS, Rowena M. (Phillips)

Pantagraph, Oct. 2, 1983, Bloomington, IL ELLSWORTH - The private funeral of Rowena M. McDaniels, 76, of 308 N. East St. who died Friday (Sep. 30, 1983) will be Monday afternoon at Carmody Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Clayton Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. There will be no visitation. She was born Sep. 26, 1907, at Downs, a daughter of Elmer and Elsie (Hall) Phillips. She married Nathan G. Scheets Feb. 18, 1927, at Bloomington. He died in 1930. Surviving are a son, Harold E. Scheets, Ellsworth; a stepson, Robert McDaniels, Bloomington; two sisters, Georgia Roberts, Eaton, Ind and Evelyn Roberts, Bloomington; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. McDaniels was a licensed practical nurse, retiring in 1972 after 18 years employment at Brokaw Hospital, Normal.

McGOWAN, Margaret C.

May 03, 1996, Peoria Journal Star, Page C6 Obituary: PEORIA -- Margaret C. McGowan, 78, of 915 S. Helen died at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 1996, at her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Colfax to James and Mary O'Rourke McGowan. Surviving are one brother, Monsignor Joseph M. McGowan of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She worked at Saint Francis Medical Center as an elevator operator. She was a member of St. Francis Saints Retirees Club, Secular Franciscans and St. Ann Catholic Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at her church. The Rev. Joseph M. McGowan will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be one half-hour before services at the church. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bloomington.

MILLER, Emanuel

EMANUEL MILLER - CARLOCK - Emanuel Miller, 67, died at Brokaw hospital at 1:15 am Sunday after being confined there a week. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Tuesday from the residence and at 2 pm from the Carlock Christian church with the Rev. Myrtle Storm officiating, assisted by the Rev. E.V. Hallock. Burial will be in North Danvers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased and honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church. He was born Aug. 21, 1870, near Gridley, son of Christian and Elizabeth Bricklebaw Miller. He was married in 1896 to Miss Maude Sparks. He was a farmer and stock byer in the Carlock vicinity for 28 years. He is survived by his widow and four children: Mrs. Bruce Hamilton, Carlock; Artie, Ellsworth; Mrs. Floyd Stevens, McLean and Mrs. Claude Otto, Danvers. There are five children. A sister, Miss Fannie Miller, Bloomington, also survives. He was a road commissioner nine years and a school director many years.

MILTON, Clifford "C.L."

May 22, 1996 Peoria Journal Star COLFAX -- Clifford "C.L." Milton, 76, of Colfax for the past 43 years died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, 1996, at his home. Born April 28, 1920, in Farmer City to Orville and Pearl Edwards Milton, he married Mary Ann Reum on Nov. 1, 1947, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Larry and Gary, both of Colfax; four daughters, Janet Brumley and Penny Shoemaker, both of Bloomington, Diane Conner of Peoria and Cindy Vance of Joshua, Texas; two sisters, Elizabeth Harlan of Streator and Margurite Withrow of Casselberry, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. He was a World War II Navy veteran and saw action at Okinawa. He was a member of American Legion Davis-Kerber Post 653. He owned and operated C.L. Milton & Sons Welding Shop from 1953 until his death. He was a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 99 in Bloomington. He was a race car driver. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Colfax. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home. The Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by his American Legion post. Memorials may be made to any charity.

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