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PEDEN, John S.

December 04, 1995, Peoria Journal Star, Page D7 Obituary: BARTONVILLE -- John S. Peden, 85, of Bartonville died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born Jan. 15, 1910, in Glasgow, Ky., to Samuel and Pearl Hargrove Peden, he married F. Evelyn Beasley on March 14, 1931, in Hammond, Ind. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Roger of Morton; one brother, Edward of Paxton; two sisters, Gola Garrett of Colfax and Earline Sweeney of Bloomington; three stepgrandchildren; eight step great- grandchildren; and two step great-great- grandchildren. He worked in management at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. for 39 years, retiring in January 1972. He was a former director of the Redbrand Credit Union of Keystone. He served on the Bartonville PoliceCommission for many years. He was a member of Bartonville United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Alan Newhall will officiate. There will be no visitation. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Bartonville Fire and Rescue Squad.

PEDIGO, Hazel

Hazel F. Pedigo, 76, of 202 S. Roosevelt Ave., Bloomington, formerly of Colfax, died at 9:25 a.m. yesterday 9-11-1988 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beck Memorial Home, the Rev. Kenneth Zinn officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the memorial home, Tuesday. She was born 2-24-1912 in Lynn County, Mo., a daughter of Scott and Dora Spencer Brown. She married William Pedigo on 6-13-1937 in Kansas City, Mo. He died 9-6-1976. Survivors include one son, Joseph, Normal; one daughter, Jane Huskisson, Bloomington; two brothers, Frank Brown, Brookfield, Mo., and Thomas, Riverton; two sisters, Effie McCurdy, Bakersfield Ca., and Iva Brant, Ca.; seven grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. One brother and four sisters preceded her in death. Shewas a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

PHILLIPS, A. Kyle

Pantagraph, Jan. 10, 1975, Bloomington, IL LEROY - A. Kyle Phillips, 64, LeRoy, formerly of Bloomington, died at 12:55 p.m. Thursday (January 9, 1975) at St. Joseph's Hospital , Bloomington. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stamper Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Herbert Bennett of Mt. Vernon, IL officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 today. He was born NOv. 15, 1910, at Glen Avon, a son of Elmer and Elsie (Hall) Phillips. He married Merle Cavashere at Kennett, Mo., Oct. 13, 1931. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kenneth, LeRoy; three daughters, Mrs. Kay Hadfield, Downs, Mrs. Jennifer Fleming, Kappa, and Mrs. Debra Bays, Farmer City; three sisters, Mrs. Rowena McDaniel, Greenwood Mobile Home Park, Mrs. Georgia Roberts, Hilltop Mobile Home Park and Mrs. Evelyn Roberts, South Roxana. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Phillips was retired in 1969 after serving 14 years as deputy sheriff with the McLean County Sheriff's office. Previously he had operated Phillips and Son Trucking Business.

PHILLIPS, Alpha M. (Cavashere)

Pantagraph, Jan. 14, 1982, Bloomington, IL LEROY - The funeral of Alpha M. Phillips, 69, of 407 W. Warren St., LeRoy, formerly of 611 E. Mill St., Bloomington, who died Tuesday night (Jan. 12, 1982) will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Stamper Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. William Mullis of Granite City, officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the memorial home. Mrs. Phillips was born May 25, 1912, at Cooter, Mo., a daughter of Lee and Lennie (Coonich) Cavashere. She married Kyle Phillips Oct. 13, 1931 at Kennett, Mo.. He died Jan. 9, 1975. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Edward, LeRoy, three daughters, Sandra Kay Hadfield and Jennifer Lynn Fleming, both of Downs and Debra E. Bays of LeRoy; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Anderson, East St. Louis, Mrs. WIlliam Allred, Brighton and Mrs. Philip Ashley, Wood River; and 11 grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death.

PHILLIPS, Elmer D.

Pantagraph, Jan. or Feb. 1949, Bloomington, IL Elmer Phillips Reported Dead In German Camp Mrs. Geraldine Phillips, 312 East Mulberry Street, has received word from the War Department, stating that her husband, Sgt. Elmer D. Phillips, died from wounds received Jan. 19, in Action one month after he was captured and placed in a German prison camp. Sgt. Phillips was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Bloomington, the son of Milton and Ruth (Ferguson) Phillips. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1931. He married Geraldine Tuggle of Normal on June 27, 1934, in Bloomington. They have always made their home in Bloomington except for periods when Sgt. Phillips was employed in Detroit, Mich. His parents reside at 214 1/2 West Jefferson Street. Sgt. Phillips enlisted in June 1942, and completed his radio work at Fort Know, Ky. He had been overseas since Sep. 1, 1944. Surviving are his wife; one son, Jimmie; parents; brother, Carroll Phillips, 1410 South East Street.

PHILLIPS, Elsie (Hall)

LeRoy Journal Friday June 16, 1911 Death of Mrs. Elmer Phillips Mrs. Elmer Phillips, who was Miss Elsie Hall, was born in LeRoy, IL. May 28, 1886, and was the fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, who are now living in Fisher, IL. She departed this life very quietly last Mon. Evening (June 12, 1911), from internal injuries. At six years of age she entered school at Farmer City and after her parents moved to LeRoy she continued her studies in the LeRoy School through the eighth grade when circumstances compelled her to remain at home. She always ranked high in her class and was well loved by all her school mates. She was married to Mr. Elmer Phillips of Downs at Bloomington on July 12, 1905, and to them were born a family of four children: Evert Gale, six years old; Rowena M., four years old; and Alva Kyle, seven months old. One daughter, Eva Wanetta, died at the age of fourteen months last August and was laid away in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Saturday, June 12, she and her children were on their way to visit her parents at Fisher, when at Laurette, while some switching was being done, she attempted to give her baby a drink. At the same time a car was kicked against the coach, jarring the little one out of her arms and throwing her over a stool, which is used as an extra step for the coach when stopping at a station. At that time she received internal injuries which has resulted in her death Monday evening. She suffered severely for several days, but bore it all patiently and without complaint. At intervals she was semi-conscious and continued to grow worse until the end came. About two hours before she died, she became conscious long enough to bid farewell to those at her bedside and also to request her parents to care for her children. Very quietly she breathed her last. She was a faithful Sunday School Scholar and dedicated her life to God during a revival at Downs in the U.B. Church about five years ago. Beside her husband, and three children, she leaves to mourn, two brothers, Harry and Oscar; one sister, Mrs. Ida Forrest, of Glenavon; also four aunts and two uncles. She was well known by nearly everyone and it is only too true that to know her was to love her. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Harris of Bloomington, and the interment took place at Oak Grove Cemetery.

PHILLIPS, Elsie (Lee)

Pantagraph, Jan. 22, 1991, Bloomington, IL LeRoy - Elsie L. Phillips, 82, of Pekin, formerly of LeRoy, a retired beautician and cafe owner, died at 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 21, 1991) at Pekin Memorial Hospital, Pekin. She was cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled at J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church, LeRoy, the Rev. Brian McCotter oficiating. Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Phillips was born March 21, 1908, in Fulton County, a daughter of B. Frank and Lucretia Williams Lee. She married F. Marion Phillips. He died in April 1981. Survivors include one daughter, Melba Rowan, Green Valley; two grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Phillips and her husband had owned and operated the Le-Cafe in LeRoy during the 1940's and early 1950's . Later, she was a beautician with a shop in her home. She retired in 1979. She was a member of the J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church. Memorials may be made to her church or the the American Heart Association.

PHILLIPS, Ethel Dell (Stephenson)

Pantagraph March 30, 1983 Bloomington, IL McLean County Ethel Dell Phillips, 80, of 1017 S. Mercer St., Bloomington, died at 6:45 a.m. yesterday (March 29, 1983) at Central Community Hospital, Clifton. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Beck Memorial Home, the Rev. Don Crittenden, officiating. Burial will be at Gilmore Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitaton will be from 5 to 7 tonight at the memorial home. She was born Oct. 9, 1902 in LeRoy, a daughter of James and Lena Helmick Stephenson. She married Edward H. Phillips Dec. 23, 1921 in Bloomington. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Gerald, Burlington, Wis.; four daughters, Helen Kellerhals, Gridley, Patricia Boyer, Chehanase, Wanda, Jackie Osborne, Rochelle and Alice Murphy, Tucson, Aa.; a sister, Helen Howard, Phoenix Towers, Bloomington; 28 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, three brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter.

PHILLIPS, F. Marion

Pantagraph April 9, 1981 Bloomington, IL McLean County F. Marion Phillips LeRoy - F. Marion Phillips, 71, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 8, 1981) at Veterens Administrative Hospital, Danville, where he had been a patient since Jan. 20. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Memorial Home, the Rev. Bryan McCotter and the Rev. W. Bruce Badger officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the memorial home, with Masonic rites accorede at 7:30p.m. He was born Oct. 3, 1909, in West Township, a son of William T. and Mary Lesch Phillips. He married Elsie Lee,who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Melba Rowan, Green Valley; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

PHILLIPS, Gale E.

Pantagraph Jan. 13, 1965 Bloomington, IL GALE PHILLIPS, SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, DIES SUDDENLY Gale E. Phillips, 68, of 1124 E. Washington St., a McLean County Sheriff's Deputy was dead on arrival at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 12, 1965) at Brokaw Hospital. Coroner Curtis Gilberts said that Deputy Phillips apparently suffered a heart attack at his home. Mr. Phillips was appointed deputy by Sheriff Ralph Skidmore on Oct. 24, 1963. Recently he was assigned to the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. patrol duty. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Metzler Memorial Home witht he Rev. Charles Schneider and the Rev. John Trefzger officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. He was born March 3, 1906, in Glenavon, a son of Elmer and Elsie (Hall) Phillips. He married Mae MacAtee Dec. 25, 1963. Survivors are his wife; his stepmother, Mrs. Alice Phillips, 606 S. Clinton; a son, Tommy, at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Della Mae Carmack and Miss Judy Kay Foley, both of California; four step-sons, Robert Burns, 403 N. Fifer; Larry Foley, California; Daniel and David Lee Foley, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Rowena McDaniels, Downs, Mrs. Evelyn Roberts, Heyworth and Mrs. Georgia Roberts, 1012 S. Main St., Normal; a brother, Kyle Phillips, LeRoy; two step-brothers, George Riggs, 1103 E. Oakland and Lyle Riggs, Gridley; a step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Mr. Phillips was a member of Park Methodist Church and a veteran of World War Two.

PHILLIPS, James Thompson

Mr. James T. Phillips James Thompson Phillips, resident of McLean County for more than half a century, died at 4:45 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adolph Roggy, 1105 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, Illinois, after a lingering illness from heart disease. Mr. Phillips was born Feb. 23, 1851 in Pennsylvania and moved with his parents to Illinois when he was a young man. He was married to Martha Jane Killion March 12,1874 in LeRoy, Illlinois. She died twelve years ago (March 26, 1916). To them were born six children: Mrs. Adolph Roggy, James M. Phillips, 1602 S. Main St., Bloomington, Illinois. John W. Phillips and Charles L. Phillips of Downs, Illinois, Mrs. Ross French of Corydon, Iowa and Edward O. Phillips who died Feb. 18, 1923 after serving overseas with the American Army during the World War 1. There 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: L. Phillips of Los Angeles, Ca., Gideon, Jerry and Dave Phillips of McLean, Kansas, Mrs. Emma McGinn of Webster Grove, Missouri, Mrs. H.E. Wilkonson of Cincinnatti, Ohio. Three brothers and sisters are dead. He was a member of he United Brethren from early manhood. Services will be held from the Second United Brethren Church, Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. L.A. Whitesell, Pastor, will be officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

PHILLIPS, Martha Jane (Killion)

Daily Pantagraph, March 27, 1916, Bloomington, Illinois Mrs. James T. Phillips, who was stricken with paralysis on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. died at her home at 605 S. Hannah St. Bloomington, Il. at 3:15 a.m., Sunday. Martha Jane (Killion) was born in Brazil,Clay County, Indiana, Oct. 14, 1852 and came to McLean County with her parents in 1865 and located on a farm 2 and 1/2 miles southeast of Downs. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias T. Killion. She was united in marriage to James T. Phillips, at LeRoy, Illinois, March 12, 1874, to this union were born six children, all of whom survive. Mrs. Adolph Roggy,James M. Phillips of near Six Points Road Mrs. Ross French of 112 Packard Street, Bloomington, Charles L. and Edward O. Phillips living at home. She also leaves her husband, 1 sister, Mrs. Eliza Gray of Funks Grove, IL. and 4 brothers, David E. Killion of 703 E. Olive Street, Bloomington, Illinois, Enis Killion at Butler County, Kansas, Issac Killion who resides near Empire Township,( LeRoy,) and Jesse Killion of LeRoy. Her father and mother and several brothers and sisters have preceded her in death. Mrs. Phillips united with the United Brethren Church in 1870. She was a Devoted Christian wife and mother and she was always ready to lend a helping hand to her friends and family. Although she has been in ill health the last three years she was able to about her household duties until within a few hours of her death. The news at which came as a shock to family and friends.

PHILLIPS, Milton

Pantagraph March 12, 1959 Bloomington, Illinois DOWNS - Milton Phillips, 73, of Downs died at 5:05 p.m. Monday (March 10, 1959) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bloomington. He had been a patient there since Feb. 28. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stensel Funeral Home in LeRoy, with the burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Friends may call at the funeral after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Phillips was born Nov. 5, 1885, in Downs, a son of Solomon and Sarah (Teter) Phillips. He was a Bloomington barber more than 40 years. Surviving are a son; Carroll, 1410 S. East St., Bloomington; three brothers, William T., LeRoy; James, Shaw, S.C.,; Elmer, 606 S. Clinton St., Bloomington; two sisters, Mrs William Crowder, Sunnyside Ct., Bloomington; Mrs. Lillian Honnor, with whom he lived, Downs; tow granddaughters and a grandson. A son, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.

PHILLIPS, Myrtle R. (Reynolds)

Pantagraph August 8, 1967 Bloomington, IL McLean County Mrs. Phillips LeRoy - Mrs. Myrtle R. Phillips, 72, died Monday (Aug.7, 1967) at 6:30 p.m. in Gibson City, where whe was a patient since Sunday evening. Her funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Crumbaugh Spiritualists Church with the Rev. Daryl Winters officiating Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Stensel Funeral Home, LeRoy. Eastern Star rites wil be at 8 p.m. Wednesday. She was born July 15, 1895, at LeRoy, a daughter of Gould and Adeline DIckerson Reynolds. She married Percy Phillips, Dec. 24, 1919, at Bloomington. Surviving is her husband, tow brothers, Toney and Dody Reynolds, both of LeRoy; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. She was a past worthy matron of Empire Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and past president of the Womens Relief Corps and the American Legion Auxiliary.

PHILLIPS, Norma (Reynolds)

Pantagraph April 29, 1965 Bloomington, IL McLean County Mrs. Norma Phillips LeRoy - Mrs. Norma Phillips, 64, died at noon Wednesday (April 28, 1965) in Gibson Community Hospital at Gibson City, where she had been a patient for 9 days. She had been in ill health four years. Her funeral wil be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Stensel Funeral Home at LeRoy, the Rev. Daryl Winters officiating. Burial wil be in Gilmore Cemetery. Visitation continues today at the funeral home. She was born April 28, 1901, at LeRoy, a daughter of Gould and Adeline Dickerson Reynolds. She was married to Lyle Phillips Jan. 23, 1924, at Bloomington. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Billie Mane Kemmer, Melvin; a sister, Mrs. Percy Phillips, LeRoy; three brothers, Cody and Toney Reynolds, both of LeRoy, and Clinton Reynolds of 610 E. Locust, Bloomington; and four grandchildren. SHe was a member of the Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church. She was a past matron of Empire Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She lived in LeRoy all her life.

PHILLIPS, Phillip

Pantagraph Feb. 12, 1921 Bloomington, IL McLean County Phillip Phillips Dead at 65 years Phillip Phillips died at 1:15 Friday afternoon at his home at 101 West Monroe Street after an Illness of nine weeks. He was born June 7, 1855, at Magnolia. He was married, April 29, 1993 to Miss Mable F. Williams at Melvin. Mr. Phillips came to Bloomington in 1902. His early life was spent in farming, but in recent years he has been engaged in the real estate business. He is suvived by his wife and one daughter, who sis a school teacher in the public schools at Beauland, Ohio. He was an attendant at the Christian Church. The funeral will be held at the home Sunday afternoon and the body will be taken to LeRoy Monday morning for interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

PHILLIPS, Ruth H. (Ferguson)

Pantagraph September !9, 1979 Bloomington, IL RUTH PHILLIPS Ruth H. Phillips, 87, formerly of 1502 S. Main St., more recently of Americana Healthcare Center, died at 7:45 p.m.Tuesday (September 18, 1979) at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, where she had been a patient since August 31. Mrs. Phillips was former owner of The Bloomington Hotel, 313 N. Center St. It is now known as the Mar-Len Hotel. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Beck Memorial Home, with the Rev. Samuel Buck officiatin. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Phillips was born March 19, 1892, in Louis County, Ky., a daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Melvine Mason Ferguson. She married Milton "Smokey" Phillips. He died in 1952. Survivors include a sister, Nellie Hill, 20 Harwood Place; a grandson; tow grandaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

PHILLIPS, Sarah E.

Pantagraph April 10, 1933 Bloomington, IL AGED LEROY WOMAN DIES Illness Fatal To Pioneer McLean County Settler LEROY - Mrs. Sarah E. Phillips, 88, a pioneer settler of McLean County, died at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon (April 9, 1933) at the home of her daughter. Mrs. John Wahls, where she had made her home for the last five years. She had been ill seven weeks. Mrs. Phillips was one of 10 children born to Laban and Sarah Teter in Virginia, June 13, 1844. When six years old she came to Illinois in a covered wagon with her parents. The family settled near Downs. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Wide-Awake company and rode horseback during the rallies of the Lincoln Campaign for Predident. She was married to Solomon Phillips of LeRoy Oct. 12, 1865. He preceded her in death19 years ago. Mrs. Phillips was the mother of 10 children, the following of whom survive: Laban T., James G. and Milton C., Mrs Nettie Arbogast, all of Bloomington; Elmer, Heyworth; Mrs. Lilly Honnor, Downs; William T., and Mrs. Irene Wahls, both of LeRoy. A sister, Miss Sina Teter of Downs and brother, R.D. Teter of Salem Ore. also survive. Mrs. Phillips was the oldest member of the Downs Methodist Episcopal Church. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Downs Church. The Rev. L.D. Sipes of Diamond Grove, will officiate, and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs.

PHILLIPS, Soloman

Pantagraph, May 18, 1914, Bloomington, IL (Death May 15, 1914) The funeral of Solomon Phillips of 607 W. Moulton St. was held at the M.E. Church in Downs Sunday afternoon. The Rev. H.N. Alkire of the Park Methodist Church in Bloomington officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Mr. Pence of Downs. The William T. Sherman Post G.A.R. had charge of the cetrmonies at the grave. Intement was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. The deceased was born in Greene County, PA. March 5, 1840. He enlisted for service in the Civil War in 1862 and at the close of the war came to Illinois and located near Downs where he lived until about four years ago. He was married in 1865 to Miss Sarah A Teter of Downs. He leaves to mourn his death the widow and eight children, as follows: Laban Phillips and Mrs. George Honnor of Downs; Mrs. John Wahls, Mrs. John Evans and William Phillips of LeRoy; Elmer and Milton Phillips of Bloomington and James Phillips of Spring Lake. He also leaves four brothers and four sisters and twenty-five grandchildren. He was a member of the Downs M.E. Church and also of the W.T. Sherman Post, G.A.R. of Bloomington.

PHILLIPS, Thomas Gale

Pantagraph, April 20, 2001, Bloomington, IL The funeral of Thomas Gale Phillips, 47, of 503 S. Clayton St., Bloomington, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Monsignor Maloney and the Rev. Carl LoPresti will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Merna. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today. He died at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday (April 18, 2001) at his home. Memorials may be made to BroMenn Hospice or American Cancer Society. Mr. Phillips was born Nov. 5, 1953, at Decatur, a son of Gale and ALice Milan Phillips. He married Joan M. Vaughan on July 27, 1985, at Chenoa. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Katie A. Phillips and Christine J. Phillips, both at home; and two sisters, Linda Burleson and Laura Owens, both of Bloomington. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Phillips worked in the maintenance department for First of America in Bloomington before becoming a truck driver for Carter Distribution of Heyworth. He enjoyed vacationing and fishing with his family and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal. He was a loving husband, father and friend and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

PHILLIPS, William Edgar

Pantagraph, July 9, 1921, Bloomington, IL William Phillips, of LeRoy, Died Saturday William Edgar Phillips, died Saturday (July 8, 1901) at noon at his home in LeRoy. It will be remembered that Mr. Phillips was taken suddenly ill about two weeks ago while at his work. Mr. Phillips was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips and was born on a farm near LeRoy on November 13, 1878. He lived in LeRoy practically all of his life and it was there he received his education. He was graduated from the LeRoy High School in the class of 1898. He was united in marriage January 22, 1902 to Lyda Buckles, who with two children survives, Irene, wife of Raymond Wartena, and Arthur, at home. His parents and following broghers also Survive; C.R., D.D. and C.V. of Gibson City. Mr. Phillips has been connected with the Illinois Central railroad for the past twenty-two years, being station agent at Armstrong for three years, the past nineteen years having worked as express messenger on the LeRoy-West Lebanon Branch. He was a member of the Christian Church and of the K. of P. Lodge. Funeral services will be held from this church in LeRoy this (Monday) afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. R.D. Brown, of this city; in charge of the services, in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. T.B. Lugg, pastor of the LeRoy M.E. Church, interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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RAWLS, Marjorie H. (Dillinder)

February 21, 1993, Peoria Journal Star Page C14 Marjorie H. Rawls, 75, of 3829 W. Palmyra Court died at 2:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 1993, at Methodist Medical Center. Born March 31, 1917, in Colfax to Roy and Cora Waugh Dillinder, she married William J. Rawls on May 2, 1936, in Dahlgren. He died Feb. 12, 1975, in Peoria. Surviving are two sons, David of Fresno, Calif., and Steven of Peoria; one sister, Ruby Anstay of Oconomowoc, Wis.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was a laboratory technician at Northern Research Agriculture Laboratory for more than 20 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Peoria. She also was a member of American Association for Retired Persons and Byerly Organ Club. Private services will be Tuesday at Wilton Mortuary. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to her church.

REYNOLDS, Raymond

Raymond L. Reynolds, age 60 of Concord, CA, died 11-20-1993 at Creekside Care Center in San Pablo following a brief illness. He was born 5-5-1933 in Bloomington, the son of Rubio and Virginia Lewis Reynolds. His parents and a brother preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Gibson City High School and was employed as a data processing supervisor at the San Francisco Bulk Mail Center for 35 years retiring in 1986. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the VFW and the Valley Christian Church in Cocnord. He married Yumi Annaka in Tokyo Japan in 1964 and she survives along with a son, Jun in Tokyo and a sister, Cathy Haage of Havana, Illinois. Graveside services were held at Concord Memory Gardens on November 29.

ROBERTS, Euel M.

The Pantagraph, Dec. 27, 1966, Bloomington, IL Heyworth - Euel Morton Roberts, 63, was dead on arrival at Brokaw Hospital at 3:20 p.m. Friday (Dec.25, 1966). McLean County Coroner Curtis Gilberts will conduct an inquest. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington, with the Rev. Dennis Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Visistation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. He was born July 16, 1903 in Breckenridge County, Ky., son of Charles F. and Ida Smith Roberts. He married Evelyn Mae Phillips Sep. 4, 1934. Surviving are his wife; his father, Charles F. Roberts, McLean; three sons, Gerald E. Roberts, 303 E. Wood, William C. Swanson, and Donald E. Roberts, Mundelein; two daughters, Mrs. Euline Murphy, South Roxanne; Mrs. Beverly Wyatt, Downs; two sisters, Mrs. Hallie Howard, McLean; Mrs Phillips Cianni, Portland, Ore.; three brothers, Loys, Heyworth; Wallace, Shirley; C. Ted, Portland, Ore. and 17 grandchildren; Two brothers preceded him in death. He was a farmer.

ROBERTS, Evelyn Mae (Phillips)

Pantagraph, Oct. 4, 1992, Bloomington, IL. Heyworth-The funeral of Evelyn Mae Roberts, 75, of Heyworth will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Metzler-Froelich Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Roberts died at 3:50 p.n. Friday (OCt. 2, 1002) at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. She was born July 5, 1917, in Bloomington, the daughter of Elmer and Mayme Bebout Phillips. She married Euel M. Roberts, Sep. 4, 1934, in Bloomington. He preceded her in death. Surviviors include one son, Gerald E. Downs; two daughters, Euline Murphy, Wood River, and Beverly Wyatt, Downs; one sister, Georgia Roberts, Muncie, Ind; 12 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Roberts was a social worker in Wood River before becoming head dietitian for Shamel Manor, Normal. She was retired.

RUTHER, Herman

Herman Ruther, son of Fred Jacob John Ruther and Wiebke Christina Nissen Ruther, was born 2-10-1863 in Weddingstedt, Holstein Germany. At the Lutheran parish church of his birthplace he was baptized and after having received religious instruction he was confirmed in the same church. In the year 1882 he came to America accompanied by his parents and his brother Gustave, and took up his home in the neighborhood of Anchor. In May (12) 1889, he was united in marriage to Miss Emily Hauser of St. Louis, Mo. First, they took up their home on a farm between Anchor and Saybrook, and then south of Arrowsmith, until they moved to their own farm near Saybrook. On account of Mrs. Ruther's failing health, they retired from the farm to live in Saybrook, where they bought a house and where Mrs. Ruther passed away June 12, (1925) a year ago. Since her death he felt very lonesome, especially since their union was not blessed with any children, and also on account of his failing health. A few months ago he visited with his nephew, Nic Axen, and family, in Indiana, and after his return his sickness became more and more serious. His nephew, Fred Stroh, took him to his home, where he received tender care, but in spite of it, strength decreased rapidly. He passed away November 2 (1926) at two o'clock in the morning, aged 63 years, 8 months and 22 days, leaving to mourn his departure, one sister in Idaho, Mrs. Andrew (Wiebke) Stroh, and many nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. Funeral services were held November 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Bertha W.) Stroh at one o'clock and at St. John's Lutheran Church at two o'clock. Rev. A. Hahn, officiated. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery. The services were largely attended and the floral offerings were beautiful.

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SCHEETS, Harold E.

Pantagraph, Jan. 7, 1992, Bloomington, IL The funeral of Harold E. Scheets, 64, a retired police sergeant of Saybrook, formerly of Bloomington, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Bert L. Lancaster will officiate. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Scheets died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 5, 1992) at his home. He had been under a doctor's care. He was born NOv. 30, 1927 in Bloomington, a son of Nathan and Rowena (Phillips) Scheets. He married Patricia Wiser Oct. 2, 1949 in Bloomington. She died April 24, 1977. Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne Kashner, Danvers, and Jane Barling, 501 W. Miller St., Bloomington; one son, Brian, McLean; nine grandchildren; and a friend, Jean Boss, with whom he lived in Saybrook. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Scheets served in the Navy from 1945 - 1947 aboard the USS Hornet. He joined the Bloomington Police Department as a patrolman in May 1951 and was promoted to sergeant in October 1963. He received the honorable mention award in 1964 for service and devotion to duty for solving more than 100 cases of vandalism, burglary and theft. He retired May 1, 1973. He also was self-employed as a paintin contractor. Mr. Scheets was a member of American Legion, David Humphrey Daniel Post 427 at Saybrook; past president of Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit 21 of Bloomington and was a member of Illinois State Police Association. He was a past member of American Legion Louis E. Davis Post 56, Bloomington. Memorial may be made to Bloomington Police Benevolent and Protective Association or Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

SCHEETS, Nathan G.

Pantagraph, Oct. 29, 1930, Bloomington, IL NATHAN G. SCHEETS DIES OF PNEUMONIA Nathan G. Scheets, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Scheets, R.R.3, died of pneumonia at his home on route 39 at 2 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28, 1930) . Mr. Scheets was born at Downs May 20, 1904, and was married Feb. 18, 1925, to Miss Rowena Phillips, who, with one son, Harold Eugene, survives. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Albert Krape, Merna; Mrs. Earl Gresham, Mrs Dean Wilkins, Lawrence and Paul Scheets, Bloomington. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church.

SCHEETS, Patricia (Wiser)

Pantagraph, April 26, 1977, Bloomington, IL Mrs. Patricia Lea Scheets, 46, of Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of 904 E. Chestnut, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (April 24, 1977) at her home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Stamper Memorial Home, the Rev. Robert Ashman presiding. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She was born July 18, 1930, at Bloomington, a daughter of Hubert and Ella (Barton) Wiser. She married Harold Scheets Oct. 2, 1949, at Bloomington. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Brian, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Janey Crumbaugh, Clarksville, Tenn; Mrs. Jeannie Halliday, 1305 Dalton Drive, Normal; two sisters, Miss Betty Wiser, 1101 W. Seminary and Mrs. Mary Lou Cooper, 311 E. Beecher, and three grandsons. Her parents and a brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Bloomington. Her husband is a former Bloomington Police Sergeant.

SIMMONS, Mildred A. (Roberts)

The funeral of Mildred A. Simmons, age 82 of Gibson City was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Rev. Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery Gibosn City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Johnson, Larry Johnson, Dave Johnson, Jim Johnson and Jim Carrell. Active pallbearers were Kurt Simmons, Douglas Roesch, Jeremy Maupin, Douglas Knapp, Rod Johnson and Gene Johnson. She died at 3:25 p.m. Monday, 11-15-1993 at Jackson Heights Nursing Home in Farmer City. Mrs. Simmons was born 7-23-1911 in Saybrook, a daughter of Louis and Mary Bennett Roberts. She married Shirley O. Simmons on 1-11-1931 in Monticello. He died 8-26-1993. Survivors include two sons, Dick Simmons of Loda and Charles Simmons of Bradenton, Fl.; two brothers, Lawrence Roberts and Lewis Williamson, both of Saybrook; three grandchidren; and three great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Simmons worked at the Gibson Canning Co and then Stokely Van Camp in Gibson City for 30 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City.

STEIN, John F.

April 18, 1994, Peoria Journal Star, Page A6 FAIRBURY -- John F. Stein, 82, of Fairbury, formerly of Sibley, died at 5:26 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 1994, at Fairbury Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1911, in Colfax to Henry and Lena Berck Stein, he married Mary O. Richardson on Feb. 11, 1944, in Colfax. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Lois Farr of Canton, Sue Naffziger of Pekin and Cynthia Gierich of Tremont; one son, Donald H. of Loami; one brother, Elden B. of Metamora; one sister, Margaret Thornton of Washington; and seven grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. He farmed in the Sibley area, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Ford- Iroquois Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Farm Management Association. He served on the agricultural advisory council for the Melvin-Sibley High School and was president two terms. He was a member of Northern Illinois Breeding Co- op and served on its board of directors. He served on the board of directors of Sibley Locker Plant. He was a charter member of Sibley Lions Club and a Sibley volunteer fireman. He was a member of Cropsey United Methodist Church. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Fairbury. The Rev. Ray Hudson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Sibley. Memorials may be made to his church or any charity.

STEINLICHT, Anna S. (Stroh)

b. 1-20-1887, Anchor Il. parents: Andreas Christian Stroh and Wiebke Cristina Ruther Stroh m. August Steinlicht d. 3-27-1972 American Falls, Idaho services: St. John's Lutheran Church Rev. Norman O. Landvik officiating. burial: Fallsview Cemetery, American Falls, Idaho.

STROH, Arthur S.

b. 10-13-1907 in Anchor parents: Carl and Martha Stubbe Stroh m. Leona Simpsen, 6-2-1930 in Anchor. She died 11-19-1969 d. 1-29-1990 at Livingston Manor, Pontiac, Il. bur: Lawndale Lutheran Cemetery, Colfax.

STROH, Bertha W. "Minnie"

Mrs. Bertha W. "Minnie" Stroh, 83, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Cole Hospital in Champaign. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor, with the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday. She was born 11-5-1889 in Lawrence Kansas, a daughter of Jacob and Emma Schoenfeldt Beck. She was married to Ferdinand Stroh 7-4-1908 at Bloomington. He died 5-20-1968. Surviving are a son, Marvin Stroh, Cropsey; a daughter, Mrs. Lorene E. Hahn, Champaign; a foster son, Willis "Bud" Beck, Melvin a foster daughter, Mrs. Helen (Charles) Walters Gibson City; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Wilma Cook, a grandson, five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was a resident of the Anchor-Gibson City area until moving to Champaign five years ago. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church memorial fund, the Muscatine Homes, or a charity of the donor's choice.

STROH, Clarence A.

b. 1-15-1910 in Anchor parents: Herman and Ida Neubauer Stroh m. Mabel Irene Walker 6-4-1937 in Boise, Idaho - she survives d. 3-25-1992 at Pocatello Idaho bur: Grove City, Blackfoot, Idaho.

STROH, Dorothy N. (Jones)

Dorothy N. Stroh, 81, of 104 E. Wood St. Blooomington, formerly of Anchor, a retired food service worker, died at 11:40 a.m. yesterday 2-13-1985 at her home. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from noon - 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Stroh was born 1-5-1904 at Noble, a daughter of Stanton and Lydia Bates Jones. She married John H. Stroh 10-20-1920 at Paxton. He survives. Other survivors include five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter, two brothers and a grandchild preceded her in death. Mrs. Stroh was employed during WWII at the Bloomington Consistory food service and later at the Northern Illinois University food service. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, and the Felicity Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Normal. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

STROH, Edward F.

Edward F. Stroh, 75, of Berwyn, formerly of Saybrook, died at 10 a.m. yesterday 4-25-1986 at his residence following a lengthy illness. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Clancy Funeral Home, Kankakee. Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m. Sunday at Schubert Funeral Home, Berwyn, and one hour before the service Monday at the funeral home. He was born 2-21-1911 at Anchor, a son of Andrew and Emma Roesch Stroh. He married Bessie Clemons on 9-29-1930. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Joan O'Brien, LaGrange; one brother, John Stroh, Bloomington; one sister, Elise Smith, Bloomington; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Berwyn. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

STROH, Eleanor Bernice

7-20-1915 to 11-5-1927 The funeral services of Eleanor Bernice Stroh, daughter of Adolph and Leona Simpsen Stroh of Sibley, were held Tuesday afternoon at 12:00 o'clock at the house and one o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran church of Anchor. Rev. A. Hahn officiating. She was a beautiful child and was loved by everyone who knew her. She took sick last spring with leakage of the heart. When people came to see her during her illness she always had a smile for them. She attended school and Sunday school as long as she possibly could. She died Saturday, November 5, at 3:00. She leaves to mourn her death, her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Adolph Stroh, three sisters, four brothers and many relatives and friends. The songs sung at the house and church were, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Going Down the Valley One by One." They were sung by Reiny Neldner, Reiny Stroh and Arthur Stroh. A solo, "Lead Me Saviour," was sung by Arthur Stroh. They were accompanied by Mrs. Roy Hinrichsen at the pipe organ. The flowers were numerous and beautiful. The flower girls were: Dorothy Ackert, Esther Stroh, Rose Klintworth, Wilma Stroh, Leona Conrad, Loretta Becker, Gertrude Herrmann, Gertrude Ulfers, Alice Brucker and Ethelene Gahl. The pallbearers were: Albert Stroh, Edward Ackert, Albert Ackert, Reiny Stroh, Fred Siebert and John Gahl. Those who attended from a distance were her grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Ackert, Miss Dorothy Ackert, Edward Ackert, Albert Ackert, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ackert and children and Mr. Max Ackert and daughter Darlene, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Thompson of Russell, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Siebert and sons, Fred and Reiny and Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Siebert of Congerville; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gahl and family of Danvers. The funeral was largely attended.

STROH, Fred

Fred Stroh, 87, Gibson City, died 8:55 p.m. Monday 5-20-1968 in the Gibson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor. Rev. Alexander Youck will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home. Mr. Stroh was born in Anchor Twp on 8-30-1880 to Andrew and Wiebke Ruther Stroh. He married Minnie Beck on 7-4-1908 in Bloomington. He farmed in the Anchor area until retiring in 1944 when he moved to Gibson City. Surviving are his wife; one son, Marvin of Cropsey; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Cook Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Lorene Hahn, Champaign; one foster-son Willis (Bud) Beck, Melvin; one foster-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Walters, Gibson City; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Steinlicht, American Falls, Idaho, Mrs. Theresia Dalton, Utica, NY., Mrs. Alwina Martens, Anaheim, California, and Mrs. Wiebkae Anders, Glendale, Calif., nine grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

STROH, John H.

The funeral of John H. Stroh, 88, of 104 E. Wood Street, Bloomington, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Mr. Stroh, a retired mechanic, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday 4-10-1988 at Americana Healthcare Center, Normal. He was born 7-30-1899 at Sibley, a son of Andrew and Emma Roesch Stroh. He married Dorothy N. Jones on 10-20-1920 at Paxton. She died 2-13-1985. Survivors are nieces and nephews, including Ardelle McGowan, Normal; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. One son, one daughter, three brothers, three sisters and a grandson preceded him in death. Mr. Stroh was an auto mechanic and a construction worker. He retired in 1967. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Towanda Masonic Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose and the Order of American Mechanics. Memorials may be made to his church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

STROH, Infant

STROH< Marvin

Marvin A. Stroh, 68, of RR1, Cropsey died at 6:52 a.m. Thursday 2-9-1978 at his home. His funeral was Saturday 2 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born 6-28-1909 in Anchor Twp, a son of Fred and Minnie Beck Stroh. He married Anna E. Petersen 12-27-1934 in Lawndale Twp. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Duane of Cooksville and Gary, Anchor; two daughters, Beverly Stroh, Champaign and Sandy Garner Anchor; a sister, Lorene Hahn, Champaign; a foster-brother Willis (Bud) Beck Melvin; a foster sister, Helen Walters, Elliott, and two grandchildren. One sister, Wilma Cook, preceded him in death. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the church brotherhood. He was also a member of McLean County Farm Bureau and the Antique Auto Club of Pontiac. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Welfare or St. John's Church. Pallbearers were Loren Harms, Larry Harms, Donald Winterland, Ken Petersen, Robert Hutchcraft and Mick Netherton. Shirley Landau was soloist and Velna Riecks, organist.

Anchor - The funeral of Seth David Stroh, who was stillborn Wednesday 1-18-1984 will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, was in charge of arrangements. Seth David was the son of Gary Wayne and Mary Rebecca Frank Stroh. They survive at Anchor. Other survivors include a half brother, Aaron Stai, at home; a half sister, Brooke Stroh, Normal; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Frank; and his paternal grand- mother, Anna Stroh, Anchor. His maternal and paternal grandfathers preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

STUCKEY, Joseph E.

J.E. STUCKEY PASSES AWAY After an illness, which lasted for only one week, Joseph E. Stuckey, who made his home with his daughter, Ms. Wm. McClure of North Danvers, passed away on Wednesday morning at 11:15 o'clock. It was not thought that he was in serious condition until about thirty-six hours before the end. Mr. Stuckey was born near Washington, IL., on Nov. 16, 1857, and therefore 66 years, 2 months and 14 days of age. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stuckey, who were pioneers in this portion of Illinois. He was married to Miss Kate B. Miller on Feb. 22, 1882. To this union six children were born, Mrs. Olive M. McClure, Danvers, IL.; Harley M. Stuckey, Mr. Morris, Mich.; Mrs. Etta McClure, New London, IN.; Mrs. Luella Gray, Colfax, IL.; and Mrs. Gladys E Whitaker, Napoleon, Ohio. One son died in infancy. There are eleven grandchildren. The wife preceded his death on Sept. 23, 1913. There are also the following brothers and sisters who survive him. Mrs. Anna Stahley and Mrs. Ernest Wappier, Washington, IL.; E.M. Stuckey, Chicago, IL.; P.J. and Louis Stuckey, Lisbon, North Dak.; Mrs. John Wells, Jerome, Idaho; Miss Nettie A. Stuckey, Glenns Ferry, Idaho. A brother, Jacob Stuckey, of Carlock, preceded him in death in 1914. he was a man greatly beloved by his family, a kind and loving father; reserved in temperament, but genuine in character. He united with the Mennonite church of Washington, IL. in early childhood, continuing his membership in that church. The final funeral arrangements depend upon word from distant relatives. The services, how- ever, will be held from the North Mennonite church. The funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon, leaving the home at 1:30 and continuing the services at 2 o'clock at the North Danvers Mennonite church, Rev. L.C. Voss preaching the sermon and Rev. W.B. Weaver assisting. Interment will be in the North Danvers cemetery.

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TALBERT, Mary Elizabeth (Thomason)

April 10, 1993, Peoria Journal Star, Page C9 COLFAX -- Mary Elizabeth Talbert, 85, of Colfax died at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1993, at Octavia Manor Nursing Home. Born Aug. 19, 1907, in Aden to Uriah and Martha Glenn Thomason, she married Walter O. Talbert on Oct. 5, 1925, in Nashville. He died June 17, 1990. Two brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Ray E. of St. Peters, Mo.; two daughters, Lois E. Schlueter of Colfax and Sharon K. Bjelk of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. She and her husband managed Montclair Apartments in Peoria Heights for 15 years. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield. Local arrangements are by Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax. Memorials may be made to Octavia Manor Nursing Home.

THOMPSON, H. Roy

Pantagraph, Aug. 17, 1979, Bloomington, IL LEROY - H. Roy Thompson, 90, a retired painter and paper hanger, died at 5:10 a.m. Wedneday (Aug. 16, 1979) at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington, where he had been a patient for two days. He had been in failing health for several years. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bruce Memorial Home, the Rev. Bruce Badger officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight. He was born Feb. 24, 1889, at Cooksville, a son of John Henry and Eveline (Morgan) Thompson. He married Mildred Wahls June 22, 1929, at Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Raymond, LeRoy, and John, Maroa; and five grandchildren. Mr. Thompson, who had spent his life in LeRoy, formerly was emloyed by Crumbaugh Oil Co. and the former Eureka-William Co., Bloomington.He retired as a self-employed decorator in 1959. He was an Army veteran of World Was l and served in France and Germany. He was a member of the LeRoy Golden Hour Club. He was a former member of the LeRoy American Legion Post, Masonic Lodge and Sportsmens Club. Memorials may be made to the LeRoy Ambulance Service.

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VANWINKLE, Donald

Saybrook - Funeral services for Donald D. "Rip" VanWinkle, 56, of Saybrook will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. The Rev. Peggy Richards will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. VanWinkle died at 10 p.m. Tuesday 1-16-1996 at home. He was born 1-14-1940 at Saybrook, a son of Edward J. VanWinkle and Dorothy Burke VanWinkle Wrench. He married Linda Schultz on 8-8-1975 at Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Jon VanWinkle of Watson; a daughter, Cathy Oloffson of Normal; a granddaughter; two brothers, Ervin VanWinkle of Fairbury and Larry VanWinkle of Campbell Hall, NY; and three sisters, Dottie Cope of LeRoy, Dixie Curris of Downs and Mary Smallen of Hobart, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son. Mr. VanWinkle was a diesel mechanic at Coile's Garage in Saybrook for 31 years. He had served as a Saybrook village trustee and assistant fire chief of the Saybrook Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook. Mr. VanWinkle set a record for free throws made in a single game of the McLean County Basketball Tournament in 1959; his record still stands. His hobbies were collecting toy John Deere tractors and woodworking. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook.

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WAHLS, Bertha V. (Sledge)

Pantagraph, Aug. 11, 1972, Bloomington, Illinois LEROY - Mrs. Bertha V. Wahls, 62, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10, 1972) at her home. She had been in failing health three years. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Stensel's Funeral Home, LeRoy, with the Rev. Bernard Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born July 13, 1910, at Sadalia, MO., a daughter of John H. and Josephine (Perkins) Sledge. She was married to Charles H. Wahls Sept. 5, 1929, at Decatur. Surviving are her husband; a son, Oscar, Bloomington,; a daughter Mrs. Loren McGrew Jr., Bloomington; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, John H. Sledge, Mattoon; Fred Sledge, Wapella, Irvin Sledge, Melvin; a sister, Mrs. Mae Prosser, Saybrook. A son and a brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the LeRoy Baptist Church and had worked as a cook at the Victory Inn and P.and J. Restaurant until her retirement three years ago.

WAHLS, Charles H.

Pantagraph, Nov. 25, 1994, Bloomington, Illinois The funeral of Charles H. Whals, 89, of 706 E. Wood St. Bloomington, a retired cook, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomingotn. The Rev. Glenn Harms will officiate. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the memorial home. Mr. Wahls died at 9: 45 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 23, 1994) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. He was born Sep. 5, 1905, at LeRoy, a son of John C. and Irene B. (Phillips) Wahls. He married Clara Thompson July 4, 1938, in Bloomington. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Mildred McGrew, Bloomington; one sister, Mildred Thompson, LeRoy; three brothers, Jack Wahls, Lexington; Glenn Wahls, Bloomington; and Irvin Wahls, Morton; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two sons, two stepsons and four brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Wahls retired in 1989 as a cook for Beer Nuts Inc., Bloomington.

WAHLS, Fred C. "Hap"

Pantagraph, Dec. 9, 1967, Bloomington, Illinois SAYBROOK - Fred C. "Hap" Wahls, 75, was found dead about 1:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 8, 1967) at his home, apparently a victim of a heart attack. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church, with the Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be Saturday afternoon and evening at the Stensel Funeral Home in Saybrook. Mr. Wahls was born Aug. 18, 1892 at LeRoy, a son of John C. and Belle (Phillips) Wahls. He married Elizabeth Roach at Thawville in 1920. She died in 1963. Survivors are a son, Donald F. Wahls, of Fort Leonard Wood, MO., Recreation Area; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Janis) Mallon, Denver, Colo.; and three grandchildren; five brothers, Glenn J., 1207 West Miller, Bloomington; Charles, 706 W. Wood, Bloomington; Ervin, Hopedale; Russell, Gridley; and Earl "Jack" Wahls, Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Mildred) Thompson, LeRoy. Two sons, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death, in addition to his wife. He was a member of American Legion Post 427 at Saybrook, and in August he received his 50 year membership pin. He was a retired livestock dealer, and had lived in the Saybrook vicinity 50 years.

WAHLS, Helen A. (McFarland)

Pantagraph, July 30, 1986, Bloomington, IL The funeral of Helen A. Wahls, 75, of 1925 S. Main St., Bloomington, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Gary Ford officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the memorial home. Mrs Wahls, a retired cafeteria employee, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday (July 29, 1986) at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Bloomington. She was born March 5, 1911, at Onarga, a daughter of Samuel Edward and Mary Lundy McFarland. She married Leonard E. Curry in 1928 in Bloomington. On Feb. 7, 1936 she married Irvin Wahls in LeRoy. He survives at the Morton Healthcare Center, Morton. Other survivors include three sons, Leonard E. Curry, Rock Island; Ray W. Curry, 1309 E. Grove St., Bloomington; and Donald L. Curry, 903 N. Evans St., Bloomington; one daughter, Mary Irene Beltz, 1401 W. Elm St., Bloomington; one sister, Doris Hammond, 65 Willow Creek Village, Bloomington; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. One brother and three grandchildren preceded her in death. Mrs. Wahls was employed for several years at Grassfield's Jefferson Cafeteria, Bloomington. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

WAHLS, Irene Belle (Phillips)

Pantagraph, July 23, 1952, Bloomingotn, Illinois LEROY - Mrs. Irene Belle Wahls, 77, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday (July 22, 1952) at St. Joseph's Hospital, Bloomington, where she had been a patient since May 30. She was brought to the Stensel Funeral Home in LeRoy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the LeRoy Methodist Church, with the Rev. E.A. Houldridge and the Rev. Bruce Badger officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. She was born Aug. 25, 1874 at Downs, a daughter of Solomon B. and Sarah E. (Teter) Phillips. She married John Wahls Oct. 1, 1892. Surviving are seven sons, Fred C., Saybrook, Roy, LeRoy, Russell A., Gridley, Charles H., Downs, Glenn J. and Irvin, Bloomington, and Earl (Jack ) Towanda,; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Thompson, LeRoy; five brothers, Laban T. Phillips, James Phillips, Milton Phillips and Elmer Phillips, all of Bloomington, William T. Phillips, LeRoy and two sisters, Mrs. William Crowder, Bloomington, and Mrs. Lillie Honnor, Downs. Eighteen Grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive. She was a member of the LeRoy Methodist Church.

WAHLS, Irvin E.

Pantagraph, January 1, 1997, Bloomington, IL LeRoy - Irvin E. "Slim" Wahls, 86, a resident of Morton Villa Nursing Center, Morton, formerly of Bloomington and LeRoy, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 30, 1997) at the nursing center. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, the Rev. Bruce Badger officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service or to the Irvin E. Wahls memorial fund. He was born Aug. 25, 1914, in Chenoa, a son of John C. and Irene Phillips Wahls. He married Helen Curry. She preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Irene (Lyle) Reitz, Bloomington; two brothers, Glenn J. Wahls, Bloomington, and Earl "Jack " (Freda) Wahls, Lexington; one sister, Mildred Thompson, LeRoy; two grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. The two grandchildren are Rose (Don) Wiltburn, Rutland; and Merkel Gene (Tammy) Davis, Bloomington. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one grandaughter. Mr. Wahls worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co., East Peoria, for 14 years before being injured and taking early retirement because of ill health. He was a member of Hopewell Mennonite Church.

WAHLS, John C.

Pantagraph, March 9, 1932, Bloomington, Illinois LEROY - John C. Wahls, 54, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (March 8, 1932), following an illness of six days with influenza and pneumonia. He was the son of Frederick and Esther Wahls, born May 25, 1868, at LeRoy. In 1891 he married Irene B. Phillips of Downs and the have lived in and around LeRoy Since. Survivors are Mrs. Wahls and nine children, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Thompson of LeRoy, and eight sons, Fred C. of Saybrook and Roy T., John W., Russell A., CHarles H., Glenn J., Irvin E., and Earl H., all of LeRoy and one brother, Andrew J. Wahls of Lancaster, Kan. and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

WAHLS, Russell

Pantagraph, December 5, 1985, Bloomington, IL GRIDLEY - Russell Wahls, 82, of 208 4th St., a retired independent tool salesman, died at 11 a.m. yesterday (Dec. 4, 1985) at his residence. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Froelich Memorial Home, Gridley, the Rev. Bruce Baker and the Rev. Edwin Ringger officiating. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the memorial home. He was born July 1, 1903 at LeRoy, a son of John and Irene (Phillips) Wahls. He married Elsie Benedict on Nov. 1, 1942, at St. Louis. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Gerald, Indianapolis, Ind.; one step-son, Ralph Cornwell, Lincoln; two step-daughters, Jane Kroll, Topeka, Kan., and Evelyn Grace, Gridley; one sister, Mildred Thompson, LeRoy; four brothers, Charles and Glen, both of Bloomington; Irvin, Morton and Earl "Jack" , Lexington; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers. He was a member of the First United Church of Gridley and the Gridley American Legion Post.

WILLIAMS, Allen Morgan

Allen Morgan Williams (DEC. 13, 1901 edition of The Colfax Press) The funeral of Allen Morgan Williams, the four-year-old son of Robert Williams, was conducted by Rev. D.G. Murray Monday morning in the M.E. church.

WINTERLAND, Edith (Petersen)

Edith A. Winterland, 74, of Lexington, died at 12:42 a.m. yesterday 5-15-1988 at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lexington, the Rev. Wayne Widdering officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church Tuesday. Musselman-Moore Funeral Home, Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Winterland was born 9-24-1913 in Cropsey, a daughter of Claus and Rachel Petersen. She married Charles Winterland on 1-12-1937 in Chenoa. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Donald, Normal; a daughter, Charlene Jacobs, Lexington; three sisters, Anna Stroh, Cropsey; LaVerne Harms, Lexington; and Ilene Redding, Colfax; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one brother. Mrs. Winterland was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lexington, and the church's Ladies Aid Society. Memorials may be made to the church.

WOOD, Allie J.

Death of Allie J. Wood Sunday Eve, March 9 Allie J. Wood, youngest son of Amos and Pheobe Wood, was born near Lexington, May 23, 1870. His parents moved to Colfax when he was 10 years of age and he grew to manhood in this vicinity. He was united in marriage to Mina Henline on March 2, 1893 and the new home was made in Colfax. To this union was born one daughter, Ilene, now Mrs. William Scholl. Mr. Wood retired from business and moved to the farm in 1926 which has since been his home. He had been in failing health for a number of years and in February, 1929 he underwent a surgical operation for the dreaded malady for which science has not yet found a cure. He bore his suffeings bravely, shielding his family from anxiety as long as it was possible to do so. When the last hope vanished he became reconciled to his death and was lovingly cared for by his wife and daughter until the end came. Being of a kind and genial disposition he enjoyed the fellowship of a host of friends and neighbors and their help and sympathy was a great comfort to him in his last days. He passed peacefully away on the evening of March 9, 1930, leaving many sad hearts in this community. He leaves besides his wife and daughter, on grandson, Nyle Scholl and one brother, Isaac Wood of Herscher also several nieces and nephews. The funeral services were held from the home north of Colfax on Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. F. De Clark pastor of the Colfax M.E. church. Mrs. Harvey Hamilton and Miss Rickey Grending sang two selections. The pallbearers were Andy and Tom Droham, Fred Scholl, Ivan Getty, Earl Judd and Ralph Harris. Burial was in Wiley cemetery. Those from away who attended the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wood and family of Herscher; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Guth and family of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wood of Kankakee; Mrs. Chas. Garner, Robert Wood, Marjorie Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wright, Mrs. Grace Robinson and son of Lexington; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dameron, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Dameron and son, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Dameron of Weston; Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Hare, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Loos, Mrs. Grace Hutson, Mrs. E.E. Hibbs, Noah Henline, Mr. and Mrs. John Ashabran of Bloomington; Mrs. Oren Phillips of Heyworth; Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Rhode, Mrs. Ella Woodard and Edward Rhode of Bellflower; Mr. and Mrs. Adam Withers and son, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Snodgrass of Ellsworth.

WOOD, Elizabeth (Green)

The Colfax Press, May 1, 1920 The death of Mrs. D.A. Wood occured on Saturday May 1, 1920 at 11:30 am at the Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago after an illness of about a year with Brights' Disease and Pernicious anemia. Elizabeth Green was born at Mason, Ills., May 9, 1870, coming to Colfax in 1880 and was married September 24, 1889 to D.A. Wood of Coflax. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Mabel, two sisters Mrs. Fannie Dale, of Chicago and Mrs. John Pendergast of Colfax and by two brothers, William of Freeport and Charles of Chicago. Funeral Services from the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pendergast to St. Joseph's church at 9 am on Wednesday. Requiem High Mass sung by Mrs. Walter Pendergast of Roberts and Mr. William Gould of Merna. The pall bearers were five nephews of the deceased, Fred Dale, Leo and William Green, Walter and James Pendergast and Henry Myers.

WOODARD, Dora Susan (Arnentrout)

DEATH OF MRS. WOODARD (APRIL 12, 1901 edition of The Colfax Press) Dora Susan Woodard, nee Arnentrout, was born March 26, 1873 and died April 3, 1901, at the Deaconess hospital, in Bloomington where she had undergone an operation which she had hoped would be the means of relieving her suffering and restoring her to health and vigor. She was married to Wesley Woodard August 31, 1894. Mrs. Woodard was a woman who was well liked by all who knew her; a kind and faithful wife and a loving neighbor, who was always ready to do anything in her power to relieve the wants and cares of those about her. She was a regular attendant upon the services of the church, and a member of the Ladies' Aid, from whom she will be missed for her kindness and assistance. Some two years ago she began to be troubled by a complication of diseases. Last winter she had a very severe attack of the grip, from which she never fully recovered. The immediate cause of her death was heart failure. There survives a mother, three brothers and three sisters at Harrisburg, Va., her husband and one brother of this place. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Friday at 1 pm. The sermon was preached by the pastor from Jer. 15.9. Rev. Cully, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. Loughbrake, assistant pastor of the M.E. church assisted in the services. The sudden death of Mrs. Woodard enlisted for her husband and friends the sympathies of the entire community.

WOODARD, G. B.

AUG. 22, 1902 edition of The Colfax Press OLD RESIDENT GONE G.B. Woodard died at the home of his son Frank in Colfax on Monday forenoon after several months' sickness, which ended in an attack of paralysis. He was born in Kentucky, in 1819, and came to Illinois fifty years afo. He settled first at Bloomington and later near Fairbury, from which place he moved to this vicinity many years ago. His wife died in 1891. Twelve children were born to them. Five sons and two daughters survive him. They are Frank, and Martha J. McReynolds, of Colfax; Mrs. Mary E. Moberly, and Charles, of Fairbury; James of Kansas; Edward, of Stanford, and Greenbury, of Missouri. One daughter, Mrs. Lavina Wiley, died in Colfax last spring, at which time the father also was very low. He was a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Woodard was one of the oldest residents and best known men, and was universally esteemed in the community. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the M.E. church, Rev. D.G. Murray conducting the services. A large number of relatives and friends were in attendance. The interment was at Evergreen.

WREN, Esther (Stroh)

Esther Augusta Emily Stroh Wren died 12-21-1991. A native of Anchor she was the daughter of Carl and Martha L. Stubbe Stroh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. Services and interment were private in Chicago.

WRIGHT, John Franklin

The Colfax Press, June 12, 1924 edition, Colfax, Illinois John Franklin Wright of Lexington died suddenly Wednesday morning of last week at 8 o'clock. He was riding the grader on the road near Meadows when death, due to heart failure, came. John Franklin Wright, son of John and Esther Wright, was born June 2, 1856, east of Lexington. With the exception of a few years spent in Hutchinson, Kansas he had made his home near Lexington all his life. In 1877 he was married to Margaret Wood of Colfax who with two children, Mrs. Russell Taylor and Bert Wright preceded him in death. The surviving children are: Mrs. Grace Robinson and Charles W. Wright both of Lexington. The funeral services were held from the home of his son, Charles W. Wright Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Guy Jordan pastor of the United Brethren church in charge. The misses Flossie and Fern Stamm sang "Abide With Me" and also "Rock of Ages." Miss Helen Whiteman presided at the piano. The pallbearers were Phillip Sterner, Ira Adams, William Barnard, Marion Hutson, Joseph Leach and Maurice Jones. Interment was in the Selma cemetery. Those from away attending the funeral were: Isaac Wood of Herscher; Mr. and Mrs. A. Wood; Mrs. William Scholl and Clyde and Guy Taylor of Colfax; Mrs. Robert Irwin, Mrs. Ben Anderson and Holmes Ferri of Bloomington; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Froelich of Gridley.

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