Clark County Illinois
Genealogy and History

Obituaries and
Death Notices


Annie Laurie Gerrard
Mrs. Annie Laurie Gerrard, widow of the late S. S. Gerrard, died at her home on E. Main Street, Friday night of last week of stomach trouble, aged 57 years. She had been in failing health for some time past, but did not appear so serious until within the past few months.
The funeral services were held at the First M. E. church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. H. Flagge conducting the services, and interment in Casey cemetery. Obituary notice elsewhere in this paper.
[From the scrapbook of George W. Orndorff (1854-1934) of Casey & Johnson Twp, Clark County. Transcribed by S. Barhydt, great-granddaughter (]

Claude Gideon
Claude, oldest son of Charles and Alice Gideon, was born Dec. 2, 1885. Died at the home of his parents in West Union of typhoid fever, October 17, 1909, aged 23 years, 9 months and 15 days.
He leaves to mourn his early death a father, mother, a twin sister Mrs. Maude Haynes of Evansville, and 4 other sisters and 4 brothers and numerous other relatives and friends with whom the community deeply sympathize in their having to part with Claude in his young manhood.
The funeral sermon was preached at the Christian church Monday afternoon by Rev. Coleman and though the weather was inclement the church was filled to overflowing.
The burial was at Ohio cemetery to which place quite a number accompanied the family.
[From the Marshall Republican, October 22, 1909, Submitted by: Peggy Clark]

Eliza A. (McDaniel) Gordon
Eliza A., daughter of John and Elizabeth McDaniel, was born in Clark county, ILL, April 15, 1838, and passed to her home beyond on Oct. 20, 1918, aged 80 years, 6 months and 5 days. She was married to Joseph W. Gordon, July 8, 1855, who preceded her forty three years ago. To this union were born nine children, six of whom have passed on before. Those remaining are: John F. Gordon, of Urbana, Ill., Mrs. Mary E. Harmeson of Winchester, Ind., and Elmer Gordon of Casey, Ill.
On Oct. 30, 1877, she was married to Geo. W. Haughn, who survives her. To this union three children were born, two of whom are living, Lessie L. Haughn, of Cayuga, Ind., and Otis O. Haughn, of Fowler, Ind. Se is also survived by one brother, C. W. McDaniel, of Memphis, Tenn., and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Haughn spent a great part of her life in the state of Illinois. She has been an invalid for the past six years and during this time has been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harmeson, where she died, and during this time she has left a great lesson to those with whom she lived by the beautiful Christian spirit she has shown in enduring her sickness. She became a member of a church very early in life and continued in the Christian faith until death.
From the scrapbook of George W. Orndorff (1854-1934) of Casey & Johnson Twp, Clark County. Transcribed by S. Barhydt, great-granddaughter (]

Carol Lee Gower
Carol Lee Gower, 62, of rural West Union, died Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 3:50 pm at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Mrs. Gower was born on June 8, 1940 in Hutsonville to Andrew HerscheI Thompson and Elma Lenore Gulp Thompson.
She was a homemaker.
She had been formerly employed by the Hutsonville Community School Unit 1 as a student transporter/van driver. Prior to that, she had been employed at Briggs Pottery in Robinson on the office/clerical staff.
Carol attended Palestine Pilgrim Holiness Church. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Lane Gower, whom she married on September 15, 1956; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven Lane and Trish Gower of rural West Union; one daughter, Sheri Lee Gower of Robinson; her mother-in-law, Gladys Gower of rural West Union; one brother, Robert Dean Thompson of Marshall; one sister-in-law, Norma Thompson of Farmersburg, Indiana; one brother-in-law, Donald Heleine of Robinson; four grandchildren, Mirando Jo Steinman, Rachel Brianne Gower, Julie Anne Gower, and Jerry Lane Gower II; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael Lane Gower; one daughter, Linda Kay Gower; one grandchild, Skylar Rain Gower; her father-in-law, Rev. Lloyd E. Gower; one sister, Thelma Jean Heleine; and one brother, Burton M. Thompson.
Services are Thursday, November 7 at 10 am at the Palestine Pilgrim Holiness Church with Rev. Paul Gray and Rev. Robert Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Hustonville Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 5-8pm at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union and Thursday from 9-1 Oam at the church.
[From the Marshall Advocate - 5 Nov 2002 - Submitted by: Larry Wells]

CASEY, Ill., March 4. --The funeral services of Mrs. Delia F. Green, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.P. Spivey,, of Tiffin, Iowa, Saturday morning, and whose body arrived in Casey Sunday afternoon, will be held Thursday at Butternut church, south of town, Rev. Richards of Marshall officiating and interment in Butternut cemetery.  The body was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Nash.  The deceased who was 88 years old, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. David Nash, Mrs. Will Orrell, Mrs. O.P. Spivey of Tiffin, Ia, and three sons, C.C. Green of Wilson, Okla., A.V. Green of Balkana, Wash., and Henry A. Green of Casey.   Vigo County, Indiana Obituary, "Mrs. Delia F. Green",
Newspaper: Tribune Date: 4 Mar 1925
Submitters Name: Deanna Dougherty

Don L. Greenwell
CASEY, Ill. - Don L. Greenwell, 76, of Casey, and formerly of Martinsville, Ill., died July 9, 2003, in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Ill.
Greenwell was born March 10, 1927, in Martinsville, to Golden and Pearl Byrum Greenwell. He married Janis Carlin in December 1949. Greenwell attended White Oak Church of God in Casey.
He worked many years in the propane fuel service and repair business and operated Don's Shoe Repair in Martinsville and in the Twelve Points business district in Terre Haute.
Greenwell is survived by his wife; three sons, Andy Greenwell of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Adrian Greenwell and his wife, Donna, and Allison Greenwell, all of Casey; one brother, Darrel Greenwell and his wife, Sue, of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Norma Greenwell of Chicago, Janell Schmitt and her husband, Ivan, of Houston, Texas; two granddaughters, Whitney and Emilee Greenwell.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters and a daughter, Angela.
Greenwell was a U.S. Army veteran from 1945-46, and was a member of American Legion Post 515 in Martinsville.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville, with Pastor Kenny Inman officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Martinsville. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today.
[From the Terre Haute Tribune Star, 10 July, 2003Submitted by: Larry Wells ]


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