Clark County Illinois
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Joseph Prevo Ralston
Joseph Prevo Ralston was born in Melrose township, Clark county, Ill., December 24, 1855. He departed this life at his home in West York, Ill., February 25, 1932, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 1 day. He was the son of Andrew and Hannah RAlston. One brother Will died June 25, 1925 at Fayetteville Ark.
He was united in marriage to Mary Reynolds May 3, 1884. To this union were born two sons, Archer of Spearman, Texas, and Ausby who died in infancy. His companion died November 24, 1918.
He was married to Adeline Guyer of West York September 30, 1919. He had lived in the vicinity of his birth all his life and in West York since 1901.
He leaves to mourn their loss the wife, the son Archer and wife Grace, with granddaughter Mary Frances; two half-sisters, Mrs. Rachel Weller of West York; Mrs. Amanda Clements of Annapolis, and one aged uncle Prevo Ralston, now at Robinson.
[Daily News, Feb. 26, 1932 - Submitted by Sandy Cirullo, dandy1028@sbcglobal. Transcribed by K. Ortman]


Eli H. Redman
Born in Clark county
By Associated Press.
Leavenworth, Kan. March 30.—Eli H. Redman, one of the men convicted in connection with the alleged electionconspiracy at Terre Haute. Ind.. died here early today in the federal penitentiary where he was serving a five year sentence. He formerly was a circuit judge. He was born in Clark county IIl. in 1861. and for 20 years was a well known attorney of Vigo county. Ind.
Date: Friday, March 30, 1917  Paper: Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL)  Page: 16 


Betty J. Reisner
Mrs. Betty J. Reisner, 70, Atwood, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, 1997, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today (July 14) at the United Church of Atwood with the Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. Burial was held at 3 p.m. at the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation was held prior to the funeral service.Mrs. Reisner was bom Oct. 12, 1926, in Rose Hill the daughter of Cornelius and Mary Griffith Hawn She married David O. Reisner in 1945
Survivors include her husband; one son, David A. Reisner of Lakeside, Ariz.; two daughters. Patsy Laird of Mt. Vernon and Marsha Healy of Philo; one brother, Kenneth Hawn of Toledo; one sister, Katherine Dewhirst of Mattoon; and four grandchildren.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxilary.
The family suggests, for those who wish, memorials may be made to the Covenant Hospice of Urbana and the United Church of Atwood.

[From the Marshall Independent Choice - 14 Jul 1997 - Submitted by: Larry Wells]


Bonita C. Renner
Bonita C. Renner, 88, Terre Haute formerly of Marshall died at 10:06 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2002 in Royal Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center at Terre Haute.
She was born November 19, 1913 in Newark Township, Mich. To Charles Kinney and Minnie Haas Kinney. Her husband, Herman E. Renner whom she married on July 3, 1961 preceded her in death on April 19, 1997.
Survivors include a son, Lewis Neuhauser of California two sisters in law, Bernice Kinney, and Beatrice Decker; and nieces and nephews.
Services were 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2002 in Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home at West Terre Haute with Pastor Judy Williams officiating. Burial was in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation was from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday.
From the Marshall Independent Choice - 7 Nov 2002Submitted by: Larry Wells

Herman E. Renner
Herman E. Renner, 88, of Terre Haute, Ind. and formerly of Marshall, died on Saturday, Apr. 19, 1997, at 5 a.m., at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute, Ind.
He was a retired horse trainer.
He was bom Nov. 12, 1908 in Marshall to Chris Renner and Amelia Romoser Renner. He mar ried Bonita Kinney Williams on July 3, 1961 at Charlott, Mich.
Surviving are his wife, Bonita; a foster son, Louis Neuhauser of Fair Oaks, Calif.; a brother, Elmer Renner of Marshall; four nieces and one nephew.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Marshall, the Knights of Pythias and Clark County Post #90 of the American Legion. He was a Navy veteran of WW II
Funeral services will be conduct- ed at 1 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 21 at Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Elmore officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Clark County Post #90 and VFW Post #5975. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
[From the Marshall Independent Choice - 21 Apr 1997 -- Submitted by: Larry Wells]

Arlene A. Reynolds
Arlene A. Reynolds, 76, of Casey passed away 9:50 p.m. Birchwood Care Center, Casey.
She was bom on September 5, 1926 in Effingham, the daughter of Frank L. Beasley and Helen C. Hastings Beasley. She married Gaylon "Paul" Reynolds on May 26, 1944 in Casey.
Survivors include one son, Gaylon "Paul" Reynolds, Jr. of Casey; two daughters, Linda Kay Stewart & husband Terry, and Carol Ann Ballinger & husband Bill, all of Effingham; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother. Warren Reynolds.
Graveside services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2002 with Rev. Richard Willis in Harmony Cemetery, Greenup.
[From the Marshall Independent Choice - 7 Nov 2002 - Submitted by: Larry Wells]

Sarah E. Robinson
Whose maiden name was Walker, was born April 20th, 1831 and died December 25th, 1906, aged 75 years 8 months and 5 days. She was the daughter of Lewis and Martha Walker and was a native of Kentucky and resident of Clark County, Illinois the greater part of her life.
She was united in marriage with Richmond Robinson, Oct. 10th, 1850, at Westfield, with whom she lived until the time of his death, Aug. 16th, 1877. To this union was born two children, one of whom, Mrs. Sallie D. McCann, survived her. She was united with the Presbyterian Church soon after the death of her husband and was to the time of her death a consistent and devoted member of that church here in Casey. She was a citizen of the city of Casey since the holidays in 1876.
She has been an invalid for many years, and her long years of suffering was borne with the most commendable Christian patience. For ten years past her condition of health was such that her daughter did not deem it safe to leave her at any time.
She was a noble character, as any who know her will testify. On the morning of the 17th inst, the writer had a long talk with her on spiritual matters and after Bible quotations and prayer, she expressed great joy in the sacred word and her unwavering faith in the Christ, sating that all was well with her. During the last few days of her life she seemed almost in constant prayer, that she be called from her suffering into the sacred rest with the Savior in whom she so implicitly believed.
With her death passes another of Clark County’s pioneers, a noble character and true woman, the friend of humanity, whose broad charity for the mistakes and short comings of others rendered her more liable to apologize for, than to censure them. A friend to the young who looked on the bright hopeful side of life, and courted the sunshine rather than the shadow. The arden friend of young women, who was ever interested in their good nature and being. Beloved by all who kept her, she will not soon be forgotten.
From the scrapbook of George W. Orndorff (1854-1934) of Casey & Johnson Twp., Clark County, IL.Transcribed by S.Barhydt, great-granddaughter (folksandmore@yahoo.com). [Note: Cannot make out the very end of the obituary.]

Eleanor C. Rubert
Memphis, MO. - Eleanor Catherine Rubert, 82, of Memphis, died Tuesday (Sept 13, 1994) in Scotland County Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 27, 1912, in Lerna, Ill., she was a daughter of Albert Clarence and Jessie Belle Eldridge Goble.
She married Lee Watson Aug 4, 1929 in Casey, Ill.
She married Ralph Rubert Nov. 20, 1963. He preceded her in death.
Mrs Rubert was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Memphis.
Surviving are four daughters, Shirley Forester and Donna Shoop, both of Memphis, Joan Gerth of Branson and Janice Tippett of Quincy, Ill.; a stepson, Franklin Rubert of Chicago; four brothers, Marion James, Calvin and Charles Goble, all of Illinois; two sisters, Emma Jean Davis and Elsie Smith, both of Illinois; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-greatgrandson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Domurat, a brother, Harold Goble; a stepdaughter, Betty Treder; and a great-grandson, Kevin Shoop.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Payne Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Charles Hammack. Burial will be in Memphis Cemetery.
Visitation is this afternoon with the family meeting friends 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Nutrition Site or the United Methodist Church of Memphis.
[c. 1994 - Submitted by: Phyllis A. Watson Snider]



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