Clark County Illinois
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MARY EMALINE IMLE TAPSCOTT - February 20, 1914 – December 16, 2000
Mary E. Tapscott, born Mary Emaline Imle on February 20, 1914 on a farm in Darwin Township, Clark County, Illinois, a few miles south of Marshall, Illinois, passed away on December 16, 2000, in Denver, Colorado, after a short illness. She was buried in the Marshall Cemetery.
Mary Tapscott was one of four children of Adam Conrad Imle, who emigrated from Germany as an infant, and Olive Rachel Imle (nee Geisert). She grew up on the family farm attending Washington School, a country school a short distance behind her uncle Chris Imle's farm across the highway from the Adam Imle farm. While no longer a school, Washington School still stands in its original location. In addition to her uncle Chris, her uncle Billy Imle and uncle Herman Imle had farms nearby.
On March 28, 1937 she married Glenn Daniel Tapscott, a local boy whose family (which included five boys and three girls) had a farm along Big Creek in Wabash Township, east of Marshall. The wedding was held at the Emanuel Evangelical Church (Grand Turn Church, now Emanuel United Methodist Church) near her family's farm.
During her first few years of marriage, she and her husband traveled through many states with her husband doing construction work resulting from W.W. II. During this time, they lived in Indiana, Texas, Minnesota, Washington, Louisiana and Kansas. After the war, in 1945, she and her husband returned to Marshall, Illinois, where they lived until 1951, when the family moved to Denver, Colorado, to improve the health of one of their children, who had asthma. The family had been told to "try" Colorado and if that didn't help, they may have to move farther south to Arizona. The Colorado climate seemed to do its job, to Mary and Glenn's great relief, as the Illinois relatives already were quite sure that Colorado was about as far away as a family could move.
On June 15, 1952, a year after arriving in Denver, Mary's husband Glenn died following an illness of several months. At the age of 38, Mary was widowed with six children ranging in age from 1 to 14. By hard work and careful financial management, Mary was able to keep the family together and raise all six children. A large garden carefully planted each spring by Mary's father Adam, who made the annual trip from Illinois for this task, and a small flock of backyard chickens, seemed to provide the budgetary elasticity that made this all work.
Like many country girls in the early part of this century, Mary had never finished high school, dropping out when she was 16 to help on the family farm. Following the death of her husband, Mary went back to school and received a GED (General Equivalency Diploma). She worked in several jobs to support the family. For about 15 years, she worked as a nurse's aide at a number of nursing homes and private residences. She was also a cook at Denver Central Business College and at YMCA summer camps, and did some office work for an advertising company. Mary often said that the summers spent with the YMCA, with her own small but private cabin gave her many wonderful memories.
Mary was always very active in church work. For many years the family attended Central United Methodist Church (formerly Evangelical United Brethren) and then Alameda Heights United Methodist Church, both in Denver. Mary was active in the United Methodist Women organization and served as a representative from the local church to the Annual United Methodist Conference on several occasions. In 1987, she was given the Denver North District Human Relations Award for Most Outstanding Service for her "extensive work in food and clothing bank collection and her service to the elderly."
In addition to her active church life, Mary actively participated in support of the schools her children attended, serving as president of the Parent-Teacher-Association for several terms at Westwood Elementary, the children's first school just across the street from the family home. Mary told friends that the greatest advantage of her home's location was that the children didn't have to leave home for school until the first bell rang, and they could then run across the street and be in class in time for the final bell. Because of the children's age spread, Mary was often involved in three different schools (elementary, junior high and high school) at the same time. Even with all the demands of raising a large family, she relished her school involvement and was active in Westwood's Past Presidents Association for almost 20 years.
Although Mary's health had not been the best in the past three years beginning with her loss of ability to walk and confinement to a wheelchair, she continued to show the same determination and love of people that she had shown throughout her life. Mary participated in as many of the activities as possible, and became the one person "Welcome Committee" for new residents at her nursing home. She took a special interest in knowing about the staff and their families, and was very committed to the Sunday Church program. During the past three years, Mary was able to visit often with family and friends both in town and out of town, with many family gatherings.
[c. 2000, Submitted by: Robert & Mary Tapscott ]

Cora Tharp
Cora Tharp passed away August 5, 1968.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Survived by two daughters, Mary Woodard of Altadena, and Leola Wright of Lancaster; one son Fred Tharp of Pasadena; two grandchildren; one brother, TOM FASIG of Kansas; and one sister, Mrs. S. G. Pringle of Wyoming.
Services 1 p.m. Friday, August 9, at the Lamb Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. H. B. Wallin and Rev. Earl G. Lee.
Interment, Mountain View Cemetery
[From the Pasadena Star Times - 8 - 7 - 1968 - Submitted by: Phyllis A. Watson Snider ]

Olive Evaline, oldest daughter of Henry and Leah Shaffner, was born in Martinsville township . February 10, 1860, and departed this life at her home In Melrose township January 17 1924, aged 63 years, 11 months and 7 days.
She was united in marriage to G. W. Thompson January 1, 1880. To this union were born five sons, Ford A., of Warm Springs, Oregon, Clacy of Racine, Wls., Fred Oathio and Garnet of Melrose, also two daughters,’ Mabel Rudicile of Indianapolis, and Una, who lives at home with her parents There is also left to feel this loss an aged mother, one sister, Mrs. William Medesker of Melrose township, ten grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. She moved to Melrose  township with her parents, at the age of seven and always remained there. In her early girlhood days she united, with the Church of God at Melrose and remained a faithful and conscientious Christian. She was always loyal, and true to the church and all of it's interests. .She was a faithful and loving wife and a kind mother. Her last sickness was of short duration.
Marshall Herald, Marshall, Illinois January 25, 1924

Dale Wayne Tingley
Funeral Card
Martinsville, Illinois - 1994
In Memory of Dale Wayne Tingley
Born 31 January, 1963
Died 1 May, 1994
Funeral Services
Greenwell Funeral Home
Wednesday 4 May, 1994
1:00 P.M.
Officiating: Brother Roy Gilley
Burial: Ridgelawn Cemetery
[submitted by Larry Wells ]

Edward Allen Toner
EDWARD TONER, 25, of Martinsville, died at 5:40 pm, sat 28 jan 1989, in Pittsboro,North Carolina.
He was born on 23 Jul 1963, the son of William & Donna (GALBREATH) Toner,
He leaves his parents and sisters Stacy & Letitia.
burial at Ridgelawn, Cemetery, Martinsville.
[submitted by Larry Wells]

William F. Toner
Martinsville, IL. -- William F. Toner, 65, of Martinsville, Ill., died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct 6, 2002 at his residence. He retired in 1999 after 34 years as an employee for the city of Martinsville. He was born Oct 22, 1936, in Martinsville to Wayne and Lunoris Wells Toner. Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Toner of Martinsville Ill, and Tish Wittenmyer and husband Dan of Martinsville; four grandchildren, Tyler Toner, Sierra Toner, Taylor Wittenmyer and Melody Wittenmyer; his daughter's mother, Donna Toner of Martinsville; his mother and her husband, Woody Woodson of Martinsville; one sister, Patty Wells of Martinsville, one sister-in-law, Sharon Toner of Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by one son, Edward Allen Toner; his father, Wayne Toner; two brothers, James Edward Toner and Tom Toner Sr; and two sisters, Mary Jeanette Toner and Nancy Tingley.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years, including a 16 month tour of duty in South Korea. He was a member of the three years, including a 16 month tour of duty in South Korea for 36 years, having served as finance officer, adjutant and commander. He was also a life-member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975 in Marshall, Ill. He was a member of Clark Lodge 603 Free & Accepted Masons and the Martinsville Fire Department. He was active in various recreational programs for different community youth groups and was instrumental in the creation of "Toner Field" for the Martinsville Little League Baseball Program.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Wednesday in Greenwell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Hollensbe officiating. Burial is in Ridgelawn Cemetery with military graveside services performed by American Legion Post 515. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
From the Terre Haute Tribune Star, October, 2002 - submitted by Larry Wells

Cora Mae ‘Pat’ Trostle
Mrs. Cora Mae Trostle. 60, Montrose, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 1997, in Carle Foundation Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup. Burial will follow in Mullen Cemetery in Montrose. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.
Mrs. Trostle was born March 2, 1937, in Cumberland County the daughter of Thurman and Opal Irene Cox Baker. She married Frank Trostle on Sept. 20, 1956. in Paris.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Terry Trostle of Toledo three daughters, Cheri Pearce of DuQuoin, Francie Trostle of Olney and Christy Trostle of Montrose; her brother, Thurman 'Gene' Baker of Montrose; and two grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents and one son.
Mrs. Trostle was a member of Woodbury Methodist Church.

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

Marion Tucker
Marion Tucker, 82, of Marshall, passed away at 11:00am Friday, March 28, 1997 in Union Hospital at Terre Haute, IN where he had been admitted earlier in the day.
Marion was born April 30, 1914 in dark County to William Ephram & Rhoda R. Yeley Tucker. He married Pauline Gill on March 2, 1933 at Paris, IL.
Mr. Tucker was a retired farmer and had been employed by the Clark County Highway Dept. for 30 years. He was a member of the Bell Ridge Christian Church of Paris and also served as deacon of the church. He served as Assessor for Wabash Township.
Survivors include his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Linda Tucker and James and Pat Tucker all of Marshall, David A. and Rose Marie Tucker of Paris and Dale and Mary Alice Tucker of Greenup; daughters and sons- in-law, Norma and Gayle Gard of Martinsville and Mary Jane and Everett Smith of Marshall; sister Mary Jane Ramsey of Stockton, CA; 14 grandchildren; 4 step- grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren and 6 step- great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 1, 1997 at 10:00am at the Pearce Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Gill officiating. Burial was at the Livingston Cemetery at Marshall.
[From the Marshall Advocate - 7 Apr 1997]


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