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HALE, Jeremy Jr.- ARTHUR - Jeremy David Hale Jr. was stillborn at 10:58 p.m. Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. HAMMETT - DIED - In Camargo township, last Tuesday night, of Diphtheria, Clarence, youngest son of William S. HAMMETT; aged about 4 years. "There is no flock, however, tended, But one dead lamb is there; there is no fireside, howe'er defended, But has one vacant chair." [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

HANCOCK, Edna Rose- Miss Edna Rose Hancock, of Nokomis, died Tuesday (Jan 20, 1903) of consumption. She was a niece of Miss Jane Meritt, of this city, and was well known here

HANKINS, Mrs. Jim - Funeral Of Mrs. Jim Hankins Today At Funeral Home
The funeral of Mrs. Jim Hankins, former Arthur resident will be held this Thursday afternoon at the Fleming Funeral Home. Mrs. Hakins has been living at the home of a daughter in Ohio for several years. The body was shipped back for burial in the Arthur cemetery and arrieved Wednesday evening. Arthur Graphics Clarion, October 17, 1935 [src #7]

HARMON, Muriel -ARTHUR - Muriel Dorothea Harmon, 86, of Arthur, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday (August 12, 2000) at the Arthur Home. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Arthur United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Burial will be at the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur. She was born Aug. 26, 1913, in Lovington, the daughter of Charles W. and Lydia J. Schuetz Casteel. She married Glen L. "Punk" Harmon in 1946. He died in 1980. Surviving are two daughters, three brothers all of Lovington; one sister, and three grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sisters. Mrs. Harmon was a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church, Moultrie County Historical Society and Douglas County Republican Women.

Newman Weekly Independent
Mrs. Evander (Grace E. Chilcote) Hartley, 83, of Newman died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 1975, in the Illini House Nursing Home, Decatur. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Joines Funeral Home in Newman. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, north of Newman.
Mrs. Hartley was born in Palermo, the daughter of William and Alice Chilcote. She married Alphus Kincaid in 1910. He preceded her in death. She married Evander Hartley in 1936. He died in 1971. Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Kincaid of Decatur, with whom she lived before interring the nursing home. One son preceded her in death. Mrs. Hartley was a member of the Newman Christian Church.
[Submitted by Source #44]

HAWKINS, Benjamin
Aged Citizen Passes Away After Long Illness, Leaves Wife, Six children.
The following obituary was handed us for publication:
Benjamin H. Hawkins was born in Ohio Sept 13, 1843. He died April 9, 1904. Age 60 years, six months and 26 days. He moved from Ohio to Illinois in 1847 with his parents. He was married to Charlotte Bails and to this union one child was born. The child lived but a short time and the mother soon died. He was married to Malissa Harmon in 1877. To this union were born as follows: Guy, Clarence, Anna, Lowe, Jefferson, Benjamin Jr., Elmer, Bert and Bertha. Guy, Anna, & Elmer have already passed into the beyond. All the living children except Lowe who lives in Danville, IL were at his bedside most of the time during his sickness. He also leaves a sister Rebecca, of Arcola and three brothers John, James, and Samuel of Newman to mourn his death. for many years Mr. Hawkins has been a consistent member of the Separate Baphist church of Antioch. He was a kind husband, a loving father and an honest neighbor.
The funeral was not preached and will not be until later when the same will be at Antioch of which church he was a member. The Messenger extends condolences to all the bereaved.
(Oakland Messenger, reprinted April 22, 1904, Newman independent Newspaper - submitted by Source #44)

HAWKINS, James Mathew

Late Mayor of Newman Buried in Newman Cemetery, Friday Afternoon.
- Funeral at M. E. Church, under the auspices of Newman lodge No. 369 A.F.& A.M.,and were largely attended. The sermon was delivered by Rev. G. E. Scrimger, pastor of the M. E. Church at Hillsboro, a former of the Church here, assisted by Rev. T. A. Adams. The music was rendered by a quartet composed of Mrs. A.J. Coley, Mrs. R. C. Gillogly, Messrs. M. S. Smith and F. L. White, with Mrs. C. E. Douglas at the organ. Mrs. A.J. Coley and Miss Minnie Johnson also rendered a duet. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.
Interment took place at the beautiful Newman cemetery, where the Masonic lodge carried out their ritualistic ceremonies.
The following obituary was read at the funeral:

"James Mathew Hawkins, the last child of the family of John and Margaret Hawkins, was born February 5, 1839 near Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio and departed this life at his residence in Newman, Ill., Jan 10, 1917, aged 77 years, 11 months and 5 days. He emigrated with his parents from his native State to Douglas County, Illinois, and settled on a farm about 4 miles southwest of Newman in the year 1851, when 12 years of age. Here he resided with his parents until the outbreak of the Civil War, and at the County's call for volunteers to defend the flag and preserve the Union, he willingly responded and enlisted in Company C, First Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and served his country from enlistment to the close of that great struggle and was honorably discharged at Rolly, Missouri, April 15th, 1865. After the close of the war he returned home and began the peaceful life of a Farmer and was married to Sarah A. Johnson, daughter of Dr. J. T. and Mary A. Johnson, January 1st, 1867. After farming several years he purchased a farm one and one half miles west of Newman and moved there in March 1875, and there lived with the exception of four years, until November 1909, when he moved to the city of Newman, where he has since resided.

The deceased, although a strong believer in religion and religious work, never identified himself with any church, until about six years ago when he became a member of the M. E. church, together with his wife, during the pastorate of Rev. W. L. Ewing. His wife Sarah A. departed this life July 21, 1914. Mr. Hawkins was again married January 25, 1916 to Rhoda A, White daughter of Thomas and Lucy White, who survives to mourn his loss. Mr. Hawkins not having any children in his own family, took Chas A. Hawkins, a nephew, at the age of eight years and raised and educated him. Mr. Hawkins also took into his home Lula Curtis, a girl about ten years of age, whom he also raised and educated. Mr. Hawkins has always been proud of these two children, and no one could tell but what they were his own.

Mr. Hawkins was an ardent Republican in principle and served one term as Commissioner of Highways of Newman Township several years ago, was nominated and elected Mayor of the City of Newman in April 1915, his term as Mayor would have expired in April 1917. Both offices which he held were filled with justice and impartiality. He became a member of the Masonic order No. 369 A. F. & A. M. in the year 1873, being at the time of his death one of its oldest members, and lived an honorable and exemplary life, and observed well and faithful the Golden Rule in all his dealings with his neighbors and fellow-men. Mr. Hawkins leaves not only his sorrowing wife, but several nephews and nieces, as well as many friends, to mourn his loss.
He peacefully entered into that "Celestial City, that House not made with hands Eternal in the Heavens." "Asleep in Jesus, Blessed Sleep From Which None Ever Wake To Weep. A Calm and Undisturbed Repose, Unbroken by the Last of Foes."
[Newman Independent Newspaper - Submitted by Source #44]

Passes Away At His Home in this City on Sunday Night After 12 o'clock, After Short Illness 1908
Died at his home in this city on South Kings street, Sunday night after 12 o'clock. Mr. John Hawkins who had passed the 79th milestone in life's highway.
He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable Way of the pioneer. The stranger, even though a beggar, never failed to find food and shelter if he sought it at his hands, and he was at home by the bedside of the sick and delighted in all kinds and neighborly offices. He had borne adversity bravely and enjoyed prosperity quietly. He had filled the various relations of life, as son, husband, father, brother, friend, and filled them well. Who can do more? But he is gone! Another name stricken from t he every lessening roll of our old settlers. He was a man of excellent habits and Christian character and in him Newman loses one of her best citizens.
The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, under the auspices of Lowe Post 323, G.A.R., and were largely attended, attesting the fact that he was held in the highest esteem by our citizens. The funeral discourse was delivered by the Rev. C. W. Caseley, pastor of the church. The music was tendered by a quartet composed of Miss Lane Root, Mrs. Belle Jenkins, Messrs. Fred L. White, and M. S. Smith, with Miss Jessie Vandine presiding at the piano. The floral offerings were very beautiful and numerous. The remains were taken to the Albin cemetery for interment beside the remains of his beloved wife who died some years ago.
The following obituary prepared by Mr. D. O. Root was read at the funeral:
"John Hawkins came with his father's family from the place of his birth in the fall of 1850, and settled in the near vicinity of where the city of Newman now stands, and so has been a resident of this place continuously for over 58 years, excepting the three years he spent in support of the flag in the war of the rebellion.
Brother Hawkins was happily united in marriage with Miss Ivy Hopkins, daughter of the late Cornelius Hopkins, on July 3, 1859, to which union there were born 12 children, viz, Wiley, Hattie, Harrison, Marion, Cora, Emma, Rosetta, Ida, and four who have died in infancy. Of the eight children named all are married but two- Hattie, who is deceased, and Emma, who has had charge of the home and care of her aged father, since the death of her mother, which sad event occurred Dec 30th, 1899. Of those married; Wylie resides in Tuscola; Harrison, Mountain View, Mo; Cora, Lebanon, Indiana; Rosetta, Hume, Ill; while Marion and Ida are residents of this city, and all are among our best citizens.
In 1887 Brother Hawkins was converted and united with the U.B. church, and soon afterward changed his membership to the Methodist Episcopal church, where it has since remained. Mrs. Hawkins was ever a moral and upright man and citizen, and since he began his church life, he has been a faithful consistent follower of the world's Redeemer, always in hi place at the house of God when his health permitted, showing in his intercourse with his fellows and fellow laborers in the Master's vineyard that he had "Christ formed within the hope of glory." When the pilgrimage of such an one has ended, there remains no doubt as to his future state. He is safe in the arms of our blessed Master. Brother Hawkins' health has been failing for some years past, much of the time being confined to the house. His advanced age, with exposure and its results of his years of army life added, perhaps hastened his end. His decline was gradual and he seemed to just waste away, and among the last words spoken by him were. " I feel so tired." and yet throughout his long sickness he resigned to the will of his heavenly Father, and when at last the "weary wheels of life stood still", we have a hope well grounded that Bro. Hawkins spirit freed from it's clayey tenement passed triumphantly through the Golden Gates into the house not made with hands eternally in the Heavens, where we can safely save him.
On July 30, 1863, during the darkest days of the late civil war he left his young wife and entered the Service of his country as a member of Co. E. 79th Reg. Ill Div Inf., one of the fighting regiments of the war and served in the ranks three long and wearisome years. Never wasting his powder, it ever aiming to send his bullet where it would do the most harm, the brave foe in his front. Mr. Hawkins' bravery in everyone of the bloody battles in which he was engaged stands unquestioned as his comrades here present, who served with him in the ranks, will cheerfully confirm and endorse. His record for loyalty to country, and his staunch bravery on the battlefield, are important factors in the rich legacy he has left to his sorrowing dear ones.
Brother Hawkins, leaves surviving him, beside those already named, two brothers, Samuel and James M., and one sister, Rebecca Luce, of Arcola, and many others near and remotely related to him, to each of all of whom the unfeigned sympathy of this community, in which the deceased has so long been a factor for good, are freely extended.
[Submitted by Source #44]


Mrs. Iva Hopkins Hawkins
Iva Hopkins was born in Douglas County on August 19, 1842 and died on the 30th of Decemeber, 1899. She lived in the Wesley Chapel area neighborhood, all her life, except for 1 year at Tuscola and five in Newman. She was married to John Hawkins on July 3, 1859. To them, 5 sons, and 7 daughters were born, 7 now living. There are 3 daughters and 1 son at home with the father. One married son lives on the home place and one in Tuscola. The married daughter lives at West Ridge. Mrs. Hawkins was laid to rest in Albin cemetery.
[January 5, 1900 Newman Independent; Submitted by Source #44;
Note: Iva Hopkins was the daughter of Cornelius and Rachael F. (Albin) Hopkins.]

, Joseph
An Old Pioneer Answers to the Roll Call on High.
The Remains Were Brought to Wesley Chapel Tuesday Morning For Funeral Services and interment.
The funeral of Mr. Joseph Hawkins, an old time citizen of this community, who died at Oakland, Ill., to which place he had but recently moved, on Monday morning June 2, 1902, was held at Wesley Chapel, just south-west of this city, Tuesday, the 3rd inst., at 11:00 A.M., Rev J. H. Piper, this city officiating. The attendance was large and sympathetic, as Mr. Hawkins was not only an old resident of the place, but was also numerously connected with some of the prominent families of this section. The following obituary, while brief, yet covers the important events in his life, was prepared by intimates of the family and read by D.O. Root, who had long known the deceased, and is here given; rendering further remarks by us unnecessary:

"Joseph Hawkins was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, Sept 21, 1831, passed away at his home in Oakland, Ill., June 2, 1902, at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 11 days; after an illness of many months. Mr. Hawkins came with his parents, from Ohio to this county, then part of Coles - in 1851, and was united in marriage with Jemima Hopkins, daughter of the late James Hopkins, in the winter of 1859. To them were born six children, three of whom are now living and three preceded their father to the great beyond.
In August, 1876, Mrs. Hawkins died, leaving a family of small children. In 1879, Mr Hawkins was married to his second wife, in the person of Mrs. Ann Bandy, who still survives. Of this union six children were born, five of whom are now living. Mr. Hawkins was a plain, quiet, unassuming man; honest and upright with his fellows, a loving father and a devoted husband. So he will be missed. He was not at the time of his decease, a church member; tho' in his youthful days he had been a member of the M.E. church. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his own immediate family, four brothers- John, Samuel and James M., all of Newman; Benjamin, of Oakland, and one sister, Mrs. Rebekah Luce, of Arcola, Ill.
The interment was in the Albin cemetery.
[Newman Independent Newspaper/First Page Article - Submitted by Source #44]

HAWKINS, Marion J.
Mr. Marion J. Hawkins Died at the Dr. Hazan Hospital at Paris, Saturday, Following a Surgical Operation- Funeral Rites Held Wednesday Afternoon.
It certainly is a very trying ordeal for the editor of this publication to chronicle the death of Mr. Marion J. Hawkins, of this city, whom we have know so well and favorably for many years, and who was numbered among our personal friends and a citizen of Newman and vicinity nearly all of his life. Mr. Hawkins passed away at the Dr. Hazan hospital at Paris, Saturday, following a surgical operation performed a few days before. The funeral rites were held at the First Methodist Church in Newman, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock and were largely attended by relatives and friends, The funeral discourse, one of the most fitting character, was delivered by Rev. A. A. Heinlein, and touched the inmost being of everyone present. The beautiful floral offerings and the large number of People in attendance at the last sad rites attest the standing of the deceased in this community. Music for the rites was rendered by a quartet composed of Mrs. R. C. Gillogly, Mrs. A. A. Heinlein, Messrs, F.L. White, and M. S. Smith with Mrs. P. P. Long presiding at the organ. Interment at Fairfield cemetery. The following obituary, prepared by a most intimate Friend of the deceased was read at the funeral:
"Marion J. Hawkins, son of John and Ivy Hopkins Hawkins, was born on a farm three and one-half miles South-west of Newman, Illinois May 25, 1872, and died April 22, 1922 just in the prime of life at the age of 49 years, 10 months and 27 days. He resided on the farm until seven years of age when re removed with his parents to Tuscola, Ill., where he lived two years and the family returned to the farm from which they removed. he grew to manhood's estate on the farm, attending the Winkler and Casebeer schools. In 1892 he, wit his parents removed to Newman, where he has since resided. For a year he conducted the North Side barbershop, then selling it entered the mercantile business putting in a complete stock of groceries. After two years successful career in that line of business, owing to ill health he disposed of his business to Mr. Robert Watkins, of Tuscola, in the year 1915. On April 1st 1921, he formed a partnership with Mr. Albin Choyce, and opened up a feed store in his business room on west side of the park, and the firm prospered until he was compelled a few weeks ago to sell his interest in the business to his partner,on account of ill health. He could Truly be called a successful business man and had his health been good he would have forged to the front ranks in the commercial world, possessing as he did natural salesmanship. The deceased was married to Miss Elsie Bell, of this city, Oct 17, 1901, and the couple have lived together most happily for the past twenty-one years, sixteen years of which they were residents of Newman. Mr. Hawkins is survived by his wife, two brothers, Wiley S., of Defiance, Ohio, and H. S. , of Niangua, MO; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Johnson of Columbus, IN; Mrs. Emma Cox, of South Whitley, IN; Mrs. Ida Root, of Fort Wayne, IN; also an only aunt Mrs. Lillian Morrison of Tuscola, and many other near and dear relatives."
[Submitted by
Source #44]

Short Sketch of Life of Mr. Samuel Hawkins and Account of the Funeral Rites Held at the Wesley Chapel.
In last week's issue we mentioned the demise of Mr. Samuel Hawkins which occurred on Thursday of last week. The funeral rites took place at Wesley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. L. Ewing, pastor of the Methodist church, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge and G. A. R. Post. Music on the occasion was rendered by a a quartette composed of Miss Bessie Burgett, Miss Leta Shute, Messrs, F.L. White, and G. O. Moore. In spite of the fact that the weather was inclement a large concourse of people attended the remains to the chapel and their last resting place in the Albin Cemetery. The following obituary was read at the funeral:

"Samuel Hawkins was born in Picaway County, Ohio, Oct 12, 1836 and departed this life at his late residence in Newman, Illinois, Oct 19, 1911, aged 75 years and seven days. The deceased was united in matrimoney to Miss Elizabeth Hopkins, daughter of Robert Hopkins, Oct 13, 1858. This union was blessed by the birth of three children of whom two survive, Mrs. Mary E. Busby and Wilber Hawkins. Mrs. Hawkins died Aug 12, 1866, and Mr. Hopkins was again united in marriage on December 8th, 1871 to Elizabeth Hopkins, daughter of Wiliam Hopkins. To this union four children were born, two of whom died in infancy. The two children, Mrs. H.S. Hawkins, of Platt City, Mo., and Luther Hawkins, of Newman, together with the wife, one brother, James, and sister, Mrs. Wm.Luce: Penaloca, Kas., besides other relatives and near friends survive him.
He came to Illinois in 1857, and on July 30th, 1862, he answered his country's call and enlisted in the 79th Illinois regiment and after faithful service was advanced to the rank of corporal of company E. under the command of W. A. Lowe. He was captured at the battle of Chickamauga, taken to Richmond, and then to Danville. In these rebel prisons he drank the cup of suffering to the dregs, nor did his suffering cease when liberty was gained but he suffered the effect of prison life until his death.
He was not only a member of the grand army of the repbulic but he was also a member of the grander army of the King of which Jesus is the captain. He was converted during a meeting held in the Robert Hopkins school house about the year 1858, the meeting being conducted by the Rev. Arthur Bradshaw. When the Wesley Chapel society was organized 1891 he was made class leader, which office he faithfully filled until his death. As he lived so he died, for during his last illness in his sub-conscious mind he was organizing Sunday school conducting prayer-meetings and holding class meetings in the service of the King."
[Newman Independent Newspaper - Submitted by Source #44]

HAYES, Sally A. - ARCOLA - Sally A. Hayes, 97, of Arcola, died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 17, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mattie Helmuth, 91, of Arthur, died at 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, August 15, at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in rural Arcola. Rev. Jim Plank officiated. Burial was in the Sunnyside Mennonite Church Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted with arrangements.
Mrs. Helmuth was born on October 1, 1920. She was a daughter of Eli and Fannie (Gingerich) Otto. She married Cris A. Helmuth on November 26, 1942, in Douglas County. He died on July 5, 1997.
She is survived by two sons, Milton Helmuth and his wife, Mary, of Hoschton, GA, and Fred Helmuth and his wife, Carolyn, of Arcola; two daughters, Anna Beachy and her husband, Levi, of Arthur and Sarah Yoder and her husband, Floyd, of Arthur; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Otto and his wife, Barbara, of Arthur.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Jacob Otto, Chris Otto and Milton Otto; and two sisters, Lydia Miller and Amanda Yoder. Mrs. Helmuth was an avid gardener and quilter. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She will always be remembered for service to others.
[Arcola Record Herald, 151:1, August 16, 2012, p. 9 - Sub by Src #49]

HELMUTH, Rebecca
Rebecca Helmuth, 84, of Goshen, Ind., formerly of Arcola, died at 12 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 6, 2000) at the Greencroft Terraces in Goshen, Ind.

CARL I. HENDRICKSON DIES - Carl I., Hendrickson, 82, of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Decatur, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 4, 1966) in St. Joseph's Hospital, Fort Wayne. Mr. Henderson was born on April 6, 1884, in Chesterville, the son of Ben and Mary Hendrickson. He was a former employee of the Wagner Casting Co. in Decatur. He was a member of the United Brethren Church, Chesterville.

He married the former Eva Fleck on Aug. 4, 1947, in Fort Wayne. He leaves his wife, one son, Paymond C. of New Haven, Ind.; one step-son, Richard Shelly, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Richard of Decatur; Leonard of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Smoot of Suring, Wis.; and Mrs. Charles Campbell, Arcola; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Dawson & Wicoff Funeral Home, with burial in Graceland Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Mrs.) - Mrs. Clara Ellen Hendrickson, 74, Chesterville, died 8:15 p.m. Tuesday ( February 10, 1958?) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur; services 2 p.m. Friday in Fleming Funeral Home, Arthur, burial Chesterville Cemetery.

HENDRICKSON, Earl O. - Earl O. Hendrickson, 65, of Arthur died 3:45 pm Tuesday in his home; born Douglas County; married Lola Ashwill Bilbreth, March 10, 1952, Chesterville; leaves wife; stepchildren Dick Bilbreth, Effingham; Joe Bilbreth, Arcola; Mrs. Margaret Scott, California; brothers Floyd, Gerald, both of Chesterville; Kenneth, Decatur; Wayne, Michigan; Cecil, Atwood; James, Arthur; Lorina Phelps, Mt. Zion; sisters Mrs. Rhoda Smith, Ruth Hendrickson, both of Chesterville; ten step-grandchildren; one great-stepgrandchild; services 2 pm Friday, Fleming Funeral Home, Arthur; burial Arthur Cemetery; call 7 pm to 9 pm today. (Note: Earl died July 28, 1970 and the funeral was Friday July 31, 1970) (Obituary probably from Decatur Herald & Review, Decatur, IL)

ATWOOD - John B. Hendrickson, 70, retired farmer died at 1:45 pm yesterday (June 7th, 1946) in his home, He had been employed by the Progress Co., in Arthur for six years, following his retirement from farming. Mr. Hendrickson was born June 29, 1876, in Douglas County, the son of Dave and Ruth Hendrickson. He married Emma Bright in 1900. He leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Wildman, Lake City; Mrs. Ruth Kimmel, Atwood, four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hughes and Mrs Mary Roach of Oregon; Mrs. Coreen Presley of California, Mrs. Vivian Halley, Kansas City, Kansas and brother, George, of Lovington. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 pm daylight time at the Lake Fork church north of Atwood with burial in Lake Fork Cemetery.(from the ATWOOD NEWSPAPER Atwood, June 8, 1946 "JOHN B. HENDRICKSON Atwood Farmer, Dies")

HENSLEY, Goldie - Rites for Mrs. Fred Hensley Held Tuesday - Mrs. Fred (Goldie) Hensley, residing 3 miles south of Murdock, passed away at her home at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26 (1956) at the age of 59. She was recovering from surgery in Carle clinic, Urbana, and had been released on May 22. Death was attributed to a complication from the surgery. Mrs. Hensley apparently had been convalescing satisfactorily. However, she became ill in the kitchen shortly after arising and fell while Mr. Hensley was helping her return to the bedroom.

The remains were taken to Barr funeral home, Newman, then returned to the family home where a brief service was held on Tuesday with Rev. N.W. Gwinn officiating. The regular service was held in Kearns (Kerns) E.U.B. church, ten miles northwest of Newton, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Music was by Mrs. Raymond Allen singing "A Mansion Over the Hilltop" and "Good Night, Good Morning", accompanied by Mrs. J.L. Awick. The pallbearers were Wayne Martin, Raymond Allen, J.L. Awick, Dale Coslet, Alex Anderson, and J.B. Roberts. Burial was in the church cemetery. (Kerns, also known as Hicks Cemetery)

Mrs. Hensley was the former Goldie Pearl Hicks. She was born June 28, 1896 in Jasper County northwest of Newton and was a daughter of Owen Wiley and Laura E. (V.) Strole Hicks. She grew to womanhood in that community and on March 10, 1915, was united in marriage to Fred Hensley. They farmed there several years, then spent four years on a farm near Kemp. For the past 17 years, they have been located on the Laura Houser farm.

As a young woman, Mrs Hensley had united with the Kearns church and had maintained her membership there throughout the years. She is survived by her husband, a son, Don of Groveton, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Marjorie) Stirrett, Windsor; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Doshia Hicks and Mrs. Albert (Marie) Kugler, both of Mattoon; and one brother, Roscoe Hicks of Newman (Newton) - [The Tuscola Journal, Thursday, May 31, 1956 - Submitted by Kim Hicks Torp]

HERRINGTON, William Abraham
ARCOLA - William Abraham Herrington, 85, of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, January 9, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in rural Mattoon, IL.

ARTHUR ; Drusilla Herschberger, 97, of Arthur, died at 4:40 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 25, 1999) at her home. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Jake Miller residence. Friends may call anytime prior to the service. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Arthur. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Arthur, is in charge of the arrangements. She was born Jan. 13, 1902, in Arthur, the daughter of Benjamin C. and Mary Yoder Yoder. She married Annanias B. Herschberger in 1928. He survives. Also surviving are four sons, two daughters, one half brother, one half sister, 23 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers, and two sisters. Mrs. Herschberger was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.

89, of Arthur, IL passed away at 8:17 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2000 at her residence in Arthur, IL.
HERSHBERGER, Joe C. 79, of Arthur died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services are set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the family residence three miles west and ¼ mile South of Arthur. Burial will be in Otto Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 11 a.m. today at the family residence. Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur is in charge is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Herschberger was born Sept. 11, 1898 in Arthur, the son of Christian P. and Lizzie Coblentz Herschberger. He married Bertha G. Miller in Arthur on Feb. 13, 1919. She died in 1967.
Mr. Herschberger was a retired farmer and was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith. Survivors include two sons, Edward of Arthur and Levi of Arcola; five daughters, Alma Herschberger of Arthur, Mrs. Obed (Elizabeth) Miller of Westphalia, Kan., Mrs. Rudy (Nettie) Schrock and Verna Herschberger, both of Heartville, Mo., and David (Edna) Nissley of Goshen, Ind.; one sister, Tillie Miller of Archibald, Ohio; one step-brother, Dave D. Yoder of Wooster, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and four grandchildren. [Charlestong Daily Courier? May 23,1978]

ARTHUR - John E. Herschberger, 93, of rural Arthur died at 9:15 a.m. Monday (June 12, 2000) at his residence.

HIGH, Orville Dean Jr.
ARTHUR - Orville Dean "Deano" High Jr., 34, of Arthur died at 8:18 a.m. Tuesday (March 21, 2000) at the family residence.

HIGHT, Paul J.
ARTHUR - Paul J. Hight, 82, of Arthur, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, rural Mattoon, with his wife at his side.
HOLMES, Shirley
Shirley J. Holmes, 84, of Arthur, died at 4:20 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Fair Havens Christian Home, Decatur. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 20, at the Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine St., Arthur. Burial was in the Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Arthur. Mrs. Holmes was born on September 3, 1927, in Decatur, the daughter of Alfred and Martha Vonlanken Rahn. She was united in marriage to Donald Eugene Holmes in Jacksonville, IL, on March 22, 1947. Mr. Holmes preceded his wife in death on December 4, 1995. She is survived by her daughter, Cher i Hubbard and her husband, Bud, of Lacey’s Spring, AL; sons, Terry Holmes and his wife, Harriet, of Tuscola and Lee Holmes and his wife, Julee, of LaPlace; grandchildren, Hank Hubbard and his wife, Kelli, of Union Grove, AL, and greatgrandson, Justin Lee; Teresa (Hubbard) Morrell of Huntsville, AL, and great -grandson, Jonathan, Tara (Holmes) Cook and her husband, Tim, of Colorado Springs, CO, and great-grandchildren, Norah and Micah, Mike Holmes of Tuscola, and great-grandchi ldren: Miah, Michael , Marcus and Mason, Shenoa (Fehr) Davis and her husband, Donnie, of Las Vegas, NV, and great -grandchi ldren, Jadon and Donovan, Shannon (Fehr) Pennington and her husband, Paul, of Elgin, and great-grandchildren, Calvin and Olivia, and Melissa (Holmes) Emmerich and her husband, Jake, of Eff ingham and great - grandchildren, Callie and Rachel. Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, rural Arthur.
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HOOD, Aaron
Uncle Aaron Hood, a wealthy and influential farmer who has resided a few miles east of Arthur for many years, died Friday (January 24, 1902) after a long illness with stomach and liver trouble. Mr. Hood went to Texas early in the winter in the hope of the climate benefitting his health but he found no relief and recently returned home very much discouraged, after which time he grew rapidly worse. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning by Rev. S.T.Reynolds at the residence of the deceased's son-in-law Benjamin House, where he passed away. The remains of the venerable citizen were laid to rest in the Arthur cemetery in the presence of a large throng of relatives, friends and neighbors. Mr. Hood was born July 19, 1824, in the state of Tennessee; died Jan 24, 1902, aged 77 years, 6 months, 5 days. When about 12 years old he moved with his parents to Indiana and shortly afterward to Illinois. He came to Bourbon township about forty years ago when the country was yet comparatively young. He was a blacksmith and worked at the trade several years after settling on the old home place east of town - at present resided on by Sam Davis, having a shop on the road north-ease of the house. Uncle Aaron was industrious and frugal and (several unreadable words) prairie invested his earnings in land which soon grew into money and made him wealthy, he owning at the time of his death 560 acres of fine improved land. Mr Hood was a man of honor and integrity, one of those sturdy and straightforward (remainder of obit missing)

HOOD, Ernest S.
Hold Rites Wednesday For Arcola Farmer
ARCOLA, III.—Services will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, for Ernest S. Hood, 82, a farmer from near here who died Sunday morning at the Jarman Hospital, Tuscola, where he had been four-day patient. He was born March 14, 1873, near Arthur, the son of William and Harriett Hood. They farmed their entire lives in the Arcola community. His wife, the former Eva R. Scott, whom he married April 9, 1895, survives in addition to two sons, J. H. Hood of Champaign and Lawrence Hood of Downey, Cal., a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Akens of LaPorte, Ind., and two brothers, L, R. Hood of Aurora and Emmett Hood of Moberly, Mo., two grandchildren and two great grand-children. Services will be at the Shrader funeral home, Arcola, and burial at the Arcola cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday.
[Daily Journal Gazette, 5 Jul 1955 - BZ - Sub. by FoFG]

HOPKINS, Elizabeth
The Grim Reaper ---- Elizabeth Hopkins, widow of James, who died 12 years ago, died Feb 19, 1899. She was a daughter of Eli and Viola Thomas, being born in 1820 in Vermilion Co., IN on the 20th of March. She was married to James Hopkins there in 1837 and ten children were born to this union, 7 of whom have passed on. Three survive, namely: Samuel Hopkins; Mary E., wife of Frank Gough, and Viola wife of Scott Burgett. Mrs. Hopkins came to this county in 1841 and settled on the farm just south of the city limits and remained there nearly 40 years and then with her husband moved to this city. Interment at Albin Cemetery.
[Feb 19, 1899 , Newman Independent Newspaper - Submitted by Source #44]


Mr. Samuel Hopkins died at his home south-west of the city, about 10 o'clock Saturday night, after an illness of only a few hours. Mr. Hopkins was in the city at noon Saturday in his usual health but later in the afternoon was taken with neuralgia. A doctor was summoned and his condition seemed to improve until about 9:30 in the evening when a sudden turn came and in a very short time his spirit took it's flight to the God who gave it. He was one among the old residents of this community and had lived his entire life here, where he was well known and respected. He was one of the most prosperous farmers and stock raisers, of generous impulses and always wanted to do his part in everything for the good of the community and the people. The funeral rites took place at the late home, Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, and were largely attended. The funeral discourse was given by Rev. A. A. Heinlein, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was very fitting and filled with thoughts of deep import for the living. The floral offerings were very beautiful and came from relatives and friends. Music was rendered by a quartet composed of Miss Halleen Long, Mrs. A. A. Heinlein, messrs., F.L. White, and M.S. Smith. Interment took place at the Albin cemetery. The following obituary was read at the funeral rites;

"Among the early pioneers of Newman community were the parents of Samuel Lowe Hopkins in whose memory we are assembled. To these parents, James Hopkins and Elizabeth Ann Thomas Hopkins were born ten children, our departed friend, the sixth son, being born October 22, 1849. Two of his elder brothers were martyred soldiers of the Civil War service. Of the family, Vellie Alice, Mrs. Scott Burgett, the fourth daughter, alone survives. Mr. Hopkins was born a short distance south of Newman, on the ancestral home place., where Mr. Riley Fleetwood now lives. His early life was spent there. October 5, 1885, he married Miss Hattie Bell, of Oakland. To their union six children were born and they re here today the comfort of their mother. They are: Albert Earl; Elizabeth (Mrs. William Ogg);James Ray, Mrs. Nellie May Saunders, Virgie Bell (Mrs. Ray Casebeer), Russell Winfield. Twelve grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces, in addition to many more distant relatives, lament his sudden and unlooked for departure from this life:dissolution occurring Saturday, October 14, 1922, at eleven in the evening.

Mr. Hopkins is described by one of his acquaintances as "a man who attended to his own business" the remark meaning that he was very slow to interfere in the affairs of others. This characteristic probably accounts for the fact that many people found him hard to approach. As one gained his acquaintances, however, he revealed geniality and friendliness. His children think of him as a comrade as well as parent. he maintained this attitude after they had reached maturity. It was his delight to have their company upon journeys to rather distant localities entering into the experiences of such trips with all the zest of much younger men. This writer was gradually getting acquainted with him. Though without the intimate and indispensable consolation and benefit of church membership, Mr. Hopkins believed in the value of the church as a institution and is numbered among it regular supporters."
[Submitted by source #44]

Mr. George Hopkins Answers Death's Call
Funeral Services Took Place at Wesley Chapel Sunday Afternoon -Interment Albin Cemetery.
The funeral of Mr. George Hopkins, who died at his home, 3 1/2 miles South-west of the city, on Saturday morning, took place at Wesley chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, under the auspices of the G.A.R., the funeral discourse being preached by Rev. J. Glick. The following obituary was read at the funeral by Mr. D.O. Root:
"George, son of the late Cornelius Hopkins and Rachel his wife, was born January 2nd, 1844. Am died within a few rods of the place of his birth at 2 o'clock Friday morning May 2nd, 1903; aged 59 years and 4 months; after some four or five weeks of intense suffering which was borne with patience and heroism.
Comrade Hopkins grew to young manhood on his fathers farm, but when the dark clouds of war gathered over the land, deluging the country in the great conflict between the states, which waged from 1861 to 1865, he entered the service of his country, a the age of seventeen, and became a member of Co. H. of the 25th Reg. ILL. Vol Inf. and was mustered into the Military service Aug 4, 1861 at St. Louis, MO, and participated in all the dreary marches and all the conflicts with the enemy in which his regiment was engaged for three long and dreary years, with True loyalty and zeal, making a record of which none need blush. When the term of his enlistment was ended, he returned home and again took up the pursuits of Peace as a tiller of the soil.
On Oct 17, 1867, Mr. Hopkins was happily united in marriage with Miss Sarah E. Mitchell, who survives him. To this union ten children were born, one half of whom are living, the other five having preceded him beyond the river. Three of the surviving children; Ernest, Bertha and Eva are married, and two, Ora and Ervin are single and yet abide under the paternal roof.

Some sixteen years ago Mr. Hopkins became deeply interested in the subject of religion, accepted the Christ and became his humble follower and united with the Separate Baptist Church, within the folds of which he remained until death transferred him to the church triumphant beyond the realm of human fragility's.
Mr. Hopkins was a man of decided convictions on questions moral and religion and was usually outspoken in in expressing them; yet he was tolerant to a masked degree and accorded to others the rights and privileges he claimed and exercised on proper occasions for himself. A considerate husband, an affectionate father, and exemplary Christian, a tried and true Neighbor and a loyal citizen; George Hopkins will be missed not only by his sorrowing family but by the community in which he was born and spent a life of near three score years. He leaves to mourn their loss, besides his immediate family, which has been mentioned, one sister and two brothers out of a once large family. The sister Mrs.Lillie Conover, of Tuscola, ILL, was present at the bedside of her brother. The brothers, Cornelius, of Bement, Ill, and Samuel, of South Dakota were prevented from attendance- the former by sickness in the family and the later by distance, and beside these a large number of other relatives and friends, all of whom have the unfeigned sympathies of this entire community and especially so to the bereaved wife, who lost a companion with whom she has walked and upon whom she had leaned for more than 35 years of life's changing scenes and the orphaned children as well."
[Newman Weekly Independent- May 8, 1903 - Submitted by Src #44]

Mr. James Hopkins Dead
Another Pioneer of this Section Passed To The Great Beyond, On Friday May 28th. After A Long And Useful Life
Died at his home in Newman, Friday, May 28, 1909. James Hopkins aged 72 years, 7 months and 5 days.
The deceased was a man of generous impulse and never forgot the hospital ways of the pioneer. The stranger, Even though a beggar, never failed to find food and shelter; if he sought it at his hands, as he was at home by the bedside of the sick and delighted in all kinds and neighborly offices. He had born adversity bravely and enjoyed prosperity quietly. He had filled the various relations of life, as son, husband, friend, and filled them well, Who can do more?

But he is gone! Another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our old settlers, and a solitary woman in the golden sunset of life, and a lonely home, are left to attest how sadly they will miss him. It must be so; these tender human ties cannot be severed without a pang. Yet in such a death there is really no cause for grief. His life work was done, and well done. He had passed his golden wedding day and wearied with life's duties and cares, weary of suffering and waiting he lay down to rest.
"Tired! ah, yes so tired dear
I shall soundly sleep tonight:
With never a dream and never a fear,
To wake in the Morning light."
He was a man who united sound sense with strong convictions, and a candid, outspoken temper, eminently fitted to mold the rude elements of pioneer society into form and consistency, and aid in raising a high standard of citizenship. How much the community south-west of Newman in which he resided so many years owes him and such as he, it is impossible to estimate, though it would be a grateful task to trace his influence though some of the more direct channels, to hold him up in these degenerate days, in his various characters of husband and father, of Neighbors and friend, to speak of the son and daughter he has reared to perpetuate his name and emulate his virtues. But it comes not within the scope of this brief sketch to do so. Suffice it to say, he lived nobly and died peacefully at the advance age of 72 years. "as a shock of corn, fully ripe for the harvest,"
Not for him be our tear! rather let us crown his grave with garland; few of us will live as long or as well, and fewer yet will the Angel of Death greet with such a loving touch.
The deceased was born in Vermillion county, Indiana Oct 23, 1836, and died May 28, 1909, after a lingering illness. He came with his parents to Douglas county in 1837, locating on a farm 4 1/2 miles south-west of Newman, where he resided his whole life with the exception of one year, which has been spent in Newman having removed with his venerable wife to this city some twelve months ago where he has spent the declining days surrounded by all the comforts of life and given all the care possible to be administered by the loving hands of admiring friends and relatives.
Mr. Hopkins was united in holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Sarah M. Casebeer, of this vicinity, Jan 14, 1858, and to this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter, namely J.D., Nathan N., and Mary E. Nathan N. died when but eighteen months of age while the other two children survive their father and will administer to their aged mother in her declining years.
The deceased at the time of his death was a consistent member in the United Brethren church, for the past fifteen years. At the age of nineteen he united with the M. E. church and lived a faithful life in that religious sect until fifteen years ago when owing to the isolation from a church organization he united with the United Brethren class at Casebeer school house, and with that body he has ever since worshiped.
Funeral services were held at the Wesley chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. L. E. Miller pastor of the U. B. church and were largely attended by relatives, and friends. Interment took place at the Albin cemetery, The Music was rendered by a quartette composed of Mr. Barney Atto, Mrs. K.C. Gillogly, Miss Charlette Caseley and Mr. A.S. Hawkins, with Miss Era Craig presiding at the organ. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.
[ Newman, Ill Independent Newspaper; Submitted by Src #44]


Died- At her home about four miles south-west of Newman, on the 21st inst Nov 1890, Mrs. Sarah V. Hopkins, wife of the late Wm. Hopkins. "Aunt Sallie"-as she was familiarly called-was born June 7th, 1816, in Davis County, KY., moved with her parents to Vermilion Co., Indiana, early in life;thence, with her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Winkler, to what is now Douglas Co., Illinois in the year of 1831. Loosing both of her parents, who died close together in the fall of 1836, the care and responsibility of the family--quite a large one--devolved upon her, she being the eldest and well and faithfully did she discharge the important duties of this new relation to the family. In March 1845, She was joined in marriage with William Hopkins, who died some fifteen or sixteen years ago. From this union eleven children were born, eight of whom are now living. At the age of eleven years Mother Hopkins was converted and received into the M. E. Church near Eugene, Indiana under the ministration of Rev. James McDane, and ever after, her life was truly exemplary, and in strict harmony with her profession. Her children and her childrens children, and many others will rise up and call her blessed. The end of such a life as "Aunt Sally" led, will always be calm and peaceful. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." The funeral services were held at her late home Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. Martin, after which her remains were interned at the Albin cemetery by the side of her husband.
[In Memoriam- Newman Independent - Submitted by Source #44]

HOWARD, Evelyn J.
Evelyn J. Howard, age 88, of Tuscola, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, 1999, at the Tuscola Nightingale Manor.

Duane Franklin Howell, 80, of Arthur IL passed away at 5:50 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL

HOWELL, Nellie (Moody) - MRS. HOWELL DIES AT 89 (July 18, 1956) - Mrs. Nellie Moody Howell, 89, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her son, Willis, at Bourbon, where she had been visiting for three weeks. She had been ill about two weeks. Services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Arthur Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Plummer officiating and burial will be in Keller Cemetery at Lovington. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Howell was born Sept. 28, 1866, in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the Rev. & Mrs. Matthew Moody. She was reared in the home of Dan & Sarah Cadwell in the Cadwell community southwest of Arthur. They were pioneer residents of that area. Mrs. Howell was married to Oliver Howell March 7, 1888, and he died in 1946. She spent most of her life in the Arthur community, having lived with a daughter, Mrs. Marie Landers, Monticello since early in 1955. She leaves 3 sons, Raymond, Oak Park; Wayne, Arthur and Willis; two daughters, Mrs. Lelah Younger, Brecksville, O. and Mrs. Landers; eight grandchildren and 11 great grand-children. Mrs. Howell was a member of the Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge.

Former State Policeman Expires While In Bourbon Store
Pete F. Jensen, former state highway policeman, died suddenly at the general Store in Bourbon, Thursday morning, when he suffered a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted by Reverend James Lively, Mattoon at the Bourbon church and burial was made in the cemetary there. Mr. Jensen was appointed delegate to the Democratic national convention in Chicago and was a Douglas county Democrat chairman at the time of his death. He served as highway patrolman from 1933 to 1943, living in this city during that time. In 1944 he returned to his farm near Bourbon.
Mr. Jensen was born Nov. 21, 1890, in Garrett township, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jensen. He was married in 1913 to Ruth Edwards, who survives with two children, Corporal Dale Jensen and Mrs. Donna Ray McCallister, Chicago. One brother, Reverend David Jensen, Lexington, Mo. also survives. Corporal Jensen was on a troop train en route from Amarillo, Tex. to a west coast station when he was informed of his father's death. He arrived in Bourbon on Saturday evening.
[Tuscola Journal July 20, 1944 -Source #3]

John H. Jewett, a Widely Known and Popular Citizen.
Special Correspondence.
Tuscola, Ill., Aug. 29. - John H. Jewell died at his home last night at 1:30 o'clock, from liver trouble, at the age of 67 years.
Mr. Jewell was well known in his younger days as a railroad man, having worked for both the C. & A. and I. C. as conductor and engineer.

He was born in Marion country, New York in 1837, and moved to Tuscola in 1874, and from that time on has practiced as a veterinary srgeon. He was well known in this capacity all over the country. His wife died ten years ago. He is survived by five children. They are Frank Edward, Fred and Stell Jewett, all of who reside at the home, and Mrs. Susan Mun. [The Decatur Herald (Decatur, IL) - 30 Aug 1906 Thu - Page 8 - Herald's Tuscola Page - Ruscola, August 29, 1906]

JOHNSON, Frances
ATWOOD - Frances "Frankie" Johnson, 72 of Atwood passed away 6:25 a.m. Monday (March 5, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, with Elder Paul L. Fleener officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mackville Cemetery, Atwood. Memorials: Church of Christ, Hammond. Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Summer Shade, Ky., the daughter of Jesse James and Ether Mosier Jobe. She retired from Schrock WCI Cabinet Co. in Arthur. She was a member of Church of Christ in Hammond, a volunteer for Atwood Fire Department and had previously been honored as fire person of the year. She married Ike Johnson March 16, 1949, in Bowling Green, Ky. Surviving are her husband; two sons; daughter; great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister. (Decatur Herald & Review)

JOHNSON, Nelle Jane
Mrs. Nelle Jane Johnson, 91, formerly of Hindsboro, entered eternal peace and rest at 5:35 AM Monday, March 20, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center with her family at her side.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at the Walnut Grove Christian Church, rural Arcola, with Pastor Barney Wells officiating. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street in Arcola.Mrs. Johnson was born June 20, 1908 in Jackson County, Tennessee, a daughter of Robert R. and Bertie Kemp Stubblefield. She married Wilburn H. Johnson in Macon County, Tennessee on August 12, 1928. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1968. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Warner, 2 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church where she was a member of the Eunice Club. She was also a member of the Hindsboro Home Extension, Friendship Club, and the Coles County Ladies Home Bureau.Memorials are suggested to the Walnut Grove Christian Church.

JONES, Dorothy M.
TUSCOLA - Dorothy M. Jones, 81, of Port Charlotte, Fla, formerly of Tuscola, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001). Arrangements incomplete: Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola.
JONES, John M.
A Highly Respected Citizen of Allerton Died Saturday.-- Funeral Held at Pleasant Ridge M. E. Church, - Monday Morning.
Mr. John M. Jones who died at his home in Allerton, Ill., Saturday morning,(June 27, 1908) after a short illness, was for many years the resident of the Ridge. The deceased had through hard work and econonmical living amassed considerable wealth, his holding being largely in farm lands in the neighborhood of the Pleasant Ridge church where he resided many years before removing to Allerton. Mr. Jones was most certainly a splendid christian gentleman and in his death the community loses a splendid man. Some twenty-six years ago the editor of the INDEPENDENT worked for some time for Mr. Jones on the farm and learned to admire him, and his honest and fair dealings with his fellow man.
Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Ridge M. E. church six miles north-east of Newman, Monday morning, the remains being attended to the church from Allerton by the I.O.O. F. lodge of that place of which organization the deceased was a cherished and beloved member. A large concourse of people gathered to pay their respect to the deceased and the sermon was preached by Rev. Pawson of Sidell, pastor of the Pleasant Ridge church assisted by Rev. Cusick, pastor of the M. E. church of Allerton.
The music on this occasion was a very beautiful and was rendered by Mrs. Pawson, Miss Cathcart, Mr. C. A. Watson and Rev. Pawson. The pall bearers were Gus Anderson, T. L. Miller, A. C. Thulberry, Marion Kincaid, Daniel Coryell and S. G. Stackhouse. The floral offerings were very beautiful. The following obituary was read at the funeral:

"John M. Jones was born in Adams County, Ohio Nov. 16, 1832, and died in his late residence in Allerton, Illinois, Saturday morning June 27, 1908 at 8:15 o'clock, with a complication of diseases, being 75 year, seven months, seventeen days old.
He was the son of Ephraim and Roxy Ann Jones, pioneers of southern Ohio. On May 8, 1861 he was united in marriage with Hannah Fields. To this union was born eleven children; eight surviving him, three having died in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Margaret Coffman, Noah, Mrs. Anna Thompson, Mrs. Bell Beatty, Robert, William, Charles, and Mrs. Mary Morry, all of whom were with him in his last illness. In 1870, Mr. Jones with his wife and five children came to Illinois, settling in the north-east corner of Douglas county. Here he raised his family and saw the raw prairie transformed to highly cultivated farms. At the age of 20 he was converted and united with a small congregation of the New Light church near Rome, Ohio. After coming to this state he transferred his membership to the Methodist Episcopal church at Pleasant Ridge at a time when it held services in a school house, and assisted in the erection of the present church building and has been associated with this society in almost every biblical capacity for the past 38 years. Although being so closely connected with this church of his adoption, he never lost his affection for the church of his youth where he was converted, and often spoke of it with the greatest regard and devotion.
Mr. Jones was a man who lived his religion at home-in his family. He had the joy and satisfaction of seeing all his children, converted and united with the church of his adoption. His constant prayer was that he might have that when the summons came, he would be ready and prepared to go. Only a few days before his last sickness he told one of his sons that his peace was made with GOD and that his prospects were bright for a home in heaven.
In the death of John M. Jones his family loses a kind and affectionate counselor, a devoted husband and father; the church loses an ardent and loyal supporter; and the community loses a patriot.
[Friday, JULY 3, 1908- THE NEWMAN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER -- Submitted by Source #44]

ARTHUR - Glenn R. Jurgens, 85, of Arthur, died at 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at the Carle Hospital, Urbana.

ARTHUR - Earl W. Kanitz, 80 of Arthur, passed away at 4:04 A.M. Tuesday April 25, 2000 in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. KARCHER, Mrs.
Edith Agnes Anastasia Karcher of Wynne, Arkansas departed this life at a Jonesboro hospital on Friday, July 22, 1994 at the age of eight-four. Mrs. Karcher was born July 10, 1910 at Arcola, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Stephenson) *Ewald. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church at Wynne, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Andrew Karcher. She is survived by one son [name omitted] and four daughters [names omitted], three sisters [names omitted], eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. [
Mrs. Karcher's daughter corrects the obit as follows: "*Should have been Waddell." Contact kamalot@worldnet.att.net for more info]

KAUFMAN, Malinda
ARTHUR - Malinda Kaufman, 74, of Arthur, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday (April 7, 2000) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

KEAL, Earl
Arcola Man Dies In Farm Accident.......Earl F. Keal, prominent Arcola farmer and community leader, was killed at 9 a.m. Monday in an accident at his farm on route 133 east of Arcola. He was backing a wagon under a barn project with a tractor and was crushed between it and the barn when a stone threw the tractor out of control.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Arcola Christian Church and burial was in Arcola cemetery.
Mr. Keal was born February 19, 1910 and was married to Edith Lee on June 7, 1930.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Keal, Arcola; his wife, two sons, Fred and Richard, and a daughter, Natalie; three sister and two half brothers. Tuscola Journal, March 10, 1955 [src #4]

KEAL, Fred F.
Fred F. Keal, 45, a member of the Arcola board of education and a prominent farmer of that community, was crushed to death at 9 a.m. Monday while backing a tractor and manure spreader into a barn. Mr. Keal, a lifelong resident of the Arcola area, was pinned to the steering wheel of the tractor by the barn's low overhead. He sustained a crushed chest.
Funeral services, conducted by the Shrader funeral home, were held yesterday afternoon at 2:00 from the Arcola Christian church, with the Rev. Phillip Hollenbeak officiating. Interment was made in the Arcola cemetery.
Mr. Keal is survived by his wife, the former Edith Lee to whom he was married June 7, 1930; his mother, Mrs. Hattie Keal; two sons, Richard at home and Fred, a student at Wabash College; a daughter, Natalie, at home; two half-brothers, Harry of Arcola and Albert of Winter Park, Fla.; and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Cox, Lyons, O.; Mrs. Gertrude Shaffer, Novata, Calif.; and Mrs. Mae Osborn, Falls Church, Va. He was born in Arcola on February 19, 1910.

TRAIN HITS AUTOMOBILE J. W. KEAL, TUSCOLA, DEAD.... Wife and twelve Year old Son In Decatur Hospital Expected to Recover.

J. W. Keal, manager of a livestock shippers' association at Tuscola, is dead and his wife and twelve-year old son, Irwin, are in St. Mary's hospital here with injuries sustained at a Wabash crossing near Phil about 7 o'clock Sunday night. Their auto was struck by westbound passenger train No. 1; running about an hour late and in charge of Conductor Jones and Engineer Preston. Rail officials are at a loss for an explanation of the accident as the crossing is said to be a clear crossing and that the road parallels the railroad track on either side for some distance. The train was estimated to be traveling about forty miles an hour. The father and son were thrown out to one side but Mrs. Keal was carried on the pilot of the engine until the train came to a stop in about fifteen car lengths.
Brought on to Decatur and rushed to the hospital in Moran's ambulance it was found Mr. Keal had a fractured skull. He died just a few minutes after reaching the hospital.
Mrs. Keal regained consciousness during the night and both she and the son seemed to be brighter Monday morning. She was thought to have a number of broken bones and had bruises and the son to have a broken leg but neither is believed to have injuries that will prove fatal. The family was returning to Tuscola from a visit in Champaign. The son said he did not know how the accident happened as his father was a careful driver. The boy was asleep when the crash came. Engineer Preston was pulling the train and Conductor Jones was in charge. The train was traveling about 35 or 40 miles an hour.

Brother of James William Keal, who died Sunday night from injuries received in an automobile accident, arrived in Decatur Monday morning and took the body of Mr. Keal to the home of Harry Keal in Arcola, to await arrangements for the funeral.
Mr. Keal was born on a farm near Thomasborough (Thomasboro), Champaign County, Ill., Oct. 1, 1882. He made his home there for twenty-sic years and for the last thirteen years has resided near Tuscola. He was engaged in farming and the raising of live stock and was manager of the Livestock Shippers' association of Tuscola. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge and of the First Methodist Church. He was widely known and had a great many friends.
Beside his wife and his foster-son, he is survived by the following brothers and sister: Mrs. Arthur Cox, of Lyons, O; G. A. Keal of Rantoul; Mrs. Ellza Shaffer of Long Beach, Cal., who is now on her way to Arcola; Harry Keal of Arcola; Mrs. Arthur Osborne of Arcola, now on her honeymoon trip; his step-mother, Mrs. Harriet Keal, and a half-brother, Earl Keal, both of Arcola. The Decatur Daily Review, August 7, 1922, Page 2 [src #4]

KEAL, F. Harry
Arcola, prominent retired farmer, died at 8 p.m. April 17 ( contributor's note: should read April 16, 1963) at his home. Mr. Keal had been active for many years in both church and civic affairs. He was a steward and trustee of the Arcola Methodist Church, served on the Arcola High School Board of Education, was a trustee on the board of the Arcola Drainage District, and was manager of the livestock shipping association.
He was born April 2, 1884, in Champaign Co., the son of Frederick and Emma Keal. His wife, the former Sadie Walsh whom he married Feb. 21, 1906, died June 15, 1957.
Mr. Keal leaves one son, Harry W. Keal of Arcola, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Emma Blackburn, Roodhouse; Mrs. Pauline Steinmetz, Sullivan, Ind., six grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Cox, Lyons, Ohio and Mrs. Mae Osborn, Charlevoix, Michigan. Services were held at 2 p.m. April 18 in Arcola with Rev. Ervin Kearns and Rev. E. J. Edmunds officiating. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery. [src #4]

KEAL, Sadie
Mrs. Sadie Keal, Arcola, died at 3 a.m. June 15 at the age of 74. Services were in Arcola Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. June 17 and burial was in Arcola cemetery. Mrs. Keal was born January 15, 1883 in Champaign County, a daughter of John and Mary Walsh. She was married February 21, 1906 to Harry Keal.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Steinmetz, Sullivan, Indiana; and Mrs Mary E. Blackburn, Roodhouse; a son, Harry Keal, Arcola; two brothers, David Walsh, Detroit; Lawson Walsh, Collision; and a sister, Mrs. William Sanders, Urbana.
Mary Emma Blackburn, Roodhouse; Mrs. Pauline Steinmetz, Sullivan, Ind., six grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Cox, Lyons, Ohio and Mrs. Mae Osborn, Charlevoix, Michigan. Services were held at 2 p.m. April 18 in Arcola with Rev. Ervin Kearns and Rev. E. J. Edmunds officiating. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery. [src #4]

KEENE, Madonna Rae
ATWOOD - Madonna Rae Keene, 59, Atwood, crew member for McDonald's in Tuscola, died Tuesday (March 6, 2001). Memorial services: at a later date. The body will be cremated. Arrangements by: Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home. (Decatur Herald & Review)

KEMP, Samuel
A well-known farmer and resident of the Ohio Settlement, died Thursday morning last, after only two days illness, of inflamation of the brain.
(The Arcola Record, ?date possibly February 17, 1894)

KEY, Cora
ARTHUR; Cora Key, 67, died at 4:02 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 8, 2000) at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur. Arrangements are incomplete at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.

Native of Community Succumbs Sunday In Danville Hospital.
Funeral services were held here Tuesday (1953) for James H. Kincaid, 62 who died Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville. He had been a patient in the hospital at various times since July 3 when he suffered a near fatal heart attack. On that occasion, prompt action by his physician use of the fire department resuscitator revived him after heart action had stopped. He was re-admitted to the hospital last Friday.
Rites were held in the First Methodist Church of Newman at 4 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. B. M. Petty, a former pastor, officiating. Also participating in the service was the present pastor, the Rev. R. Edward Pinder. Music was furnished by Lyle Davis, soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Harvey Winkler. Pallbearers were Dr. D. C. Delbridge, Arthur Burke, J. S. Fielding, O.F. Bartholow, Frank Marshal, Ted Block, Harold Hance, and Ervin Kincaid. Members of the Newman Masonic Lodge were in charge of the flowers. Burial was in the pleasant Ridge cemetery, northeast of Newman. Barr & Son funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kincaid was a native of the Newman community. He was born here on Apr 4, 1891, a son of James A., and Cordelia Anderson Kincaid. He was married on Jan 31, 1912 to Mabel Elizabeth Rice, who survives. They are the parents of four children, all of whom are living- Mrs. Ross Richards, Duane Kincaid, Ernest Kincaid and Mrs. Louise Townsend. Also surviving are seven grandchildren- Jacqueline Louise Richards, Alice Ann Kincaid, Elizabeth Jane Kincaid Roberta Sue Kincaid, Dee Anne Kincaid, James Donald Townsend, and Stephen Rice Townsend. Three sisters also survive- Mrs. Nora K. Loudenback, Mrs. Rose Wax, and Mrs. Elizabeth DeAtley. A brother, Moses, died in infancy. Mrs. Kincaid's mother died in July 1925 and his father in November 1929.
Grave site rites were performed by members of Newman Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Newman which Mr. Kincaid was a member.
[Submitted by Source #44: Note: no actual date on obit... 1953 is what is on tombstone.]

Funeral Rites Held Yesterday Afternoon at Pleasant Ridge M. E. Church- Largely Attended - Interment at Pleasant Ridge

Nathan Hartley Kincaid was born in Marion county, West Virginia, May 11, 1846 and died at his home four miles north-east of Newman, January 11, 1916 aged sixty-nine years and eight months. His early years were spent on a farm in West Virginia with his parents. In 1865 the family came west and located on a farm near Chrisman, Illinois. After remaining there for three years the family took up a permanent residence on a farm north-east of Newman. Nathan being the eldest of the family of six sons and four daughters was forced to assume the responsibility of head of the family at the age of 21 owing to the sudden death of his father. Very little of the history of the many struggles and hardships of the Kincaid family and others in those early days of these undeveloped prairies will ever be written; but out of those struggles have emerged some of our most substantial citizens one of who is the subject of this sketch.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Susan Roe King on September 6, 1889. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Ethel M. Roller, Jesse F., Ione B., and Faye M. Kincaid all of whom with their mother survive him. Besides his immediate family he is survived by one step-son Percy King and three brothers: James A., Simpson M., and Francis Marion all of whom live near Newman, Illinois. His death was due to a complication of diseases coupled with his advanced age and occurred on the forty-eight anniversary of the death of his father. To this cause may be attributed the fact that while he was a supporter of the church he was not enrolled among its active members. He was an ardent reader and believer in the Holy Scriptures and often quoted therefrom in his conversation. His kind disposition impressed all who knew him. In fact there are those who were associated with him for many years who cannot recall having seen him angry. He was an honest man in all that expression implies. He provided well for his family and was respected and loved by his neighbors and friends as the many kind words and deeds of sympathy from them will testify.
He was loath to leave his dear ones but resigned to God's will. His spirit released at last from its shattered temple after the almost "three score years and ten" has gone to God who gave it.
[Newman Weekly Independent, Jan 11, 1916 - Submitted by Source #44]

RAY KINCAID 61, Dies on Thursday
Ray Kincaid, 61, died unexpectedly at 10:40 p.m. Thursday in his home north of Newman. An inquiry will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Barr & Son Funeral Home here. Arrangements for services are incomplete pending the arrival of a son, Edgar, from Washington D. C. Mr. Kincaid was born May 4, 1896 near Newman, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Kincaid. He was married in 1916 to Nellie Skidmore of Villa Grove, who died in 1940. Mr Kincaid was married in 1941 to Mrs. Marie Jewell of Newman, who survives. Besides the widow he leaves two sons, Dale, at home, and Edgar; a brother, Paul, Newman, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Rollings, Metcalf, and Mrs. Hazel Roe, Fairmount.
[Newman Weekly Independent, 1957 - Submitted by Source #44]

Succumbs Tuesday at Daughter's Home in Champaign
Funeral services were held here Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Sarah L. Kincaid, 88, who died Tuesday in the home of her daugher, Mrs. Obie (Ovie) White , in Champaign. Mrs. Kincaid has been seriously ill several months preceding her death.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. in Pleasant Ridge Church, northeast of Newman, with the Reve. Leslie Wolfe, pastor of the First Christian Church of Newman, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. J. R. McBride, Newman. Pallbearers were Glenneth White, John White, Merrill Kings, Wilbur Kincaid, and Howard Glem, Flowerbearers were Mrs. Daisy Kirchner, Mrs. Cleo Murphy, Mrs. E. L. Tackitt, Mrs. Grace Hance, Mrs. Clarance Short, Mrs. A.M. Johnson, Mrs. w. C. Booton, Mrs. Lattimer Lydick, Mrs. Dan Thomas, Mrs. J. H. Trinkle, Mrs. Mattie Hall and Mrs. Delia Fritts.
[Newman Newspaper.]

After a lingering illness, Mrs. Sarah Kincaid died on Friday morning, March 9, 1900 at the home of her son, S.M. Kincaid, northeast of the city, age 72 yrs. She married Alphus M. Kincaid in W. Va., on April 11, 1844, coming to this area in 1866. Mr. Kincaid died January 11, 1867. There were ten children born to this couple, 6 sons and 4 daughers, of which five preceded her in death. Four sons live in this vicinity, the other in Kansas state. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
[Newman Independent News - Submitted by Source #44]

KINGERY, Rachel L.
ARTHUR ; Rachel L. Kingery, beloved Mother and Grandmother, 92 of Arthur, passed away at 3:38 A.M. Thursday February 3, 2000, in The Arthur Home, Arthur, surrounded by her family.

KORTE, Herman (Sr.)
Herman Korte, Sr., 92, retired Arthur area farmer died at 2:58 A.M. Saturday (May 27, 1967) in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. Mr. Korte was born in Germany November 14, 1874, the son of Claus and Marguerite Korte. He came to the United States at the age of six. He was married to Anna Mary Ziegler, April 12, 1904 in Douglas County. She preceded him in death November 11, 1957. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fleming Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Plummer officiating. Burial was in Arthur Cemetery. Pallbearers were Levi J. Kauffman, Larry Korte, William R. Korte, Theo. Russell., John B. White and Robert Queary.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Louie (Mabel) Humphrey of Decatur and Mrs. Elmer (Elizabeth) Crocker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma., three sons William and Fred of Arthur and Albert of Tuscola, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Herman Jr. and Ralph also preceded him in death as did a daughter, Marguerite. (Arthur Graphic Clarion)

KORTE, Herman (Jr.)
Herman Korte Rites Held Here Tuesday - Funeral services for Herman John Korte Jr., 58, a life long resident of the Arthur area, were held at Fleming Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Kenneth Plummer, pastor of the Arthur Methodist Church, officiating, and Rev. Richard Bushman pastor of the Atwood United Church of Christ, assisting. Burial followed in Arthur Cemetery with Willis Appleby, Ernest Schultz, Rick Taylor, Clyde Turner and Emory Ohnesorge serving as pallbearers. William Jones and Mac Freese were honorary pallbearers.

Korte died suddenly from a heart attack about 3:45 P.M. last Saturday afternoon (June 5, 1965) at his home north of Arthur. Born in Douglas County on March 18, 1907, he was a son of Herman and Anna Ziegler Korte. He married Thressia Moody at Sullivan on June 21, 1930 and she survives. A well-known area farmer, Korte was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ northeast of Arthur. He was also a member of the Arthur IOOF Lodge N. 742, and special lodge services were conducted Monday evening at the funeral home with Noble Grad Wayne Field in charge.

He was preceded in death by his mother, a brother and a sister. Survivors include his widow; father, Herman Korte, Sr. of Arthur; a daughter Mrs. Jean White of Atwood; two sisters Mrs. Mabel Humphrey of Decatur and Mrs. Elizabeth Crocker of Oklahoma City, OK (from the Arthur Graphic Clarion)

LACY, Merril
ARTHUR - Merril Wendel Lacy, 69, of Arthur, died suddenly at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County. He had played an afternoon of golf just prior to his death.

LAMB, Mary K
TUSCOLA - Mary K. Lamb, 80, of Tuscola, died 11 a.m. Friday (March 10, 2000) at her residence.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Lane were held Monday in the Pentacostal Church at Arthur. Burial was in Arthur Cemetery. Mrs. Lane died at 6:30 pm Friday in her Arthur home. She was 84.
She was born Dec. 22, 1864 in Bedford, Ind. and was married to Claude Lane of Arthur. Her husband preceeded her in death.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Mason of ColuMbia Falls, Montana; four sons, Tinder, of Champaign, Claude Jr. at Arthur, Elmer at Mattoon, and Ross of Kinmundy, and 32 grandchildren. Arcola Record Herald Nov. 24, 1949 [src #7]

LARIMER, Isaac Lake
The Tuscola Review, October 19, 1933 - It is with a feeling of regret and loss that we chronicle the passing of Isaac Lake Larimer, well known and highly respected citizen of Tuscola, who died at the family home after an illness of several months duration. Mr. Larimer, a native of Indiana, had lived in Tuscola for the past 39 years and he was among the city's most worthy citizens. With a quiet, unassuming disposition, the deceased passed through life doing his part toward assisting his fellowman in making his daily tasks lighter and life more worth while. He was a kind, self-sacrificing and lenient husband and father. For many years, Mr. Larimer conducted an oil and gas distribution station in Tuscola. Mr. Larimer's parents were George Washington and Sarah Vina (Viney) Larimer of Miami, Ind., and on coming to Illinois the family located in Charleston, where the deceased resided until coming to this city in 1894. On February 25, 1880 he was united in marriage to Miss Isabelle Mitchell, who has since been his faithful companion. Ten children, five sons and five daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Larimer, seven of whom survive their father: Mrs. Maude Leonard, College Corner, Ohio; Mrs. Grace L. Bennett, Indianapolis, Mrs. Helen M. Davis, Detroit Mich.; Mrs. Dorothy Behnke, Durand, Mich.; George A., editor of The Review; Clyde M., county clerk; and Donald, all of this city. A son Frank of Pana, passed away Sept 30, 1931, and another son, Robert, and a daughter Ethel died in infancy. Interment was in the Mound cemetery in Charleston.

LARIMER, Isabell
Mrs. Isabelle Larimer, wife of the late Isaac L. Larimer and the mother of Postmaster George A. Larimer, County Clerk Clyde M. Larimer and Donald Larimer, all of Tuscola, died at her home in Tuscola shortly after 10 o'clock this (Thursday) morning. She was stricken with a heart attack late Tuesday night and while she seemed to be recovering a relapse this morning quickly brought the end of a long and useful life. Mrs. Larimer had been a resident of Tuscola since 1894 and was one of our most highly respected and loved women. Aside from rearing her family of ten children she was an active worker in the Church of Christ and the activities of the church for many years. She was also well known through her work in the Royal Neighbor lodge, having been an active member for over 35 years. In addition to the three sons named above, Mrs. Larimer leaves three daughters, Mrs. Maude Leonard of College Corner, OH, Mrs. Helen Davis, Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Dorothy Behnke, Durand Michigan. The husband and father died October 16, 1933 while a daughter Mrs. Grace Bennett passed away on the 8th of last November. Three other children also have preceded Mrs. Larimer in death. Franklin, Robert and Ethel. Burial will be at the family plot in Charleston. [The Tuscola Review, Thursday, March 28, 1935]

LAWS, Parcel
EORIA, Ariz. - Wesley Parcel Laws, 89, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Hindsboro and Charleston, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday (Aug. 7, 2000) at Boswell Hospital in Sun City, Ariz. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bushton Christian Church with the Rev. Charles Dye officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home. He was born June 10, 1911, in Westfield, the son of John Henry Laws and Elizabeth Parcel Laws. He married Dorothy Julia Stanfield in 1936; she survives. Also surviving are two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one grandchild. Mr. Laws retired in 1979 after 11 years as a stationary engineer at Eastern Illinois University. He was a member of the Bushton Christian Church.

LEIDER, Charles
Killed by the Fast Mail - Charles Leider, an aged German resident of Arcola, was run over by the fast mail going north and killed the other evening. [Newton Press, Jasper Co, IL, July 12, 1893]

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Belle Leise, 83, who died Friday morning at Mercy hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mittendorf funeral home. Reverend Wooley, pastor of the Methodist church, Pesotum, will be officiate and burial will be in the Pesotum cemetery. Mrs. Leise had been in ill health for some time. She was born at Camargo and lived in that vicinity for a number of years. She had spent part of her life in Oklahoma and had been a resident of Champaign for several years, living with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Marshall, 266 West Stanage avenue. Her husband, William Leise, died 30 years ago. She leaves four children, Mrs. Marshall; Mrs. R. D. Cooper, Champaign; Mrs. Mae Couch, Ada, Okla., and Bert Leise, Holdenville, Okla. She also leaves several grandchildren. [Champaign, IL News Gazette 11-2-1940 Submitted by Source #43]

Fred Louis (note: s/b Lewis), 21, of near Sadorus was killed and three others others injured in a head on crash on the Hays road north of Tuscola at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. The injured are Richard Bragg, 21 and his brother, James, 18, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Bragg of Atwood and George Riesenbeck, 22 of Pierson. They are in Jarman hospital with cuts and abrasions. Mr. Lewis was a 1957 graduate of the Tuscola high school. He had taken a course at the University of Illinois before taking a position with the state highway department. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, two sisters, Mrs. Doris Atteberry, Sadorus and Marjorie at home, a brother, Delbert at home and a grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Auld in California. [Atwood, IL Herald 8-1-1958 - Submitted by Source #43]

LEWIS, Tammy Lynn
TUSCOLA, Tammy Lynn Lewis, 23, Tuscola, died Wednesday, (Jan. 31, 2001). Services: Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola. Burial:Arcola Cemetery, Memorials: Swann Special Care Center, 109 Kenwood Road, Champaign, IL 61821.

LITTLE, Vivian Mae
TUSCOLA ; Vivian Mae Little, 94, of Tuscola, passed away at 12:07 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 1999 at Douglas Nightingale Manor in Tuscola, IL.

LOUGH, Carol
TUSCOLA - Mrs. Phyllis Carol Lough, 62, of Tuscola, died at 1:55 PM Thursday, March 30, 2000 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

MAHAFFEY, Rita Marie
VILLA GROVE - Rita Marie Mahaffety, 70, Villa Grove, retired from Super Lawn, Carmargo, died Wednesday (March 28, 2001). Member: Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors: 4 sons; mother; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 10 grandchildren. Preceded by: husband, Archie; father; and one son. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Villa Grove. Visitation Friday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove, with 8 p.m. prayer service. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Bongard. Memorials: Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

MARIS, Marjorie Beermann
TUSCOLA ; Marjorie Beermann Maris, 77, of Kerrville, TX formerly of Tuscola, IL, died on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 in a Kerrville Hospital.

MARRS, Kathleen Faye
TUSCOLA - Kathleen Faye Marrs, 70, of Tuscola died at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday (March 1, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

MARTIN, Hascal
ARCOLA - Hascal Martin, 76, of Arcola, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday (Feb. 11, 2000) at his residence.

Arthur ; Ethel Martin, 89 of Cadwell, died Sunday (Feb. 6, 2000) at 4:47 p.m. at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

MAST, Daniel M.
87, of Arthur, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Arthur Home. Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, at the Otto Center, rural Arthur. Bishop Harvey Chupp officiated. Burial was in the Otto Cemetery, rural Arthur. The Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted with arrangements. Mr. Mast was born September 30, 1924, in Arthur. He was a son of Mose C. and Fannie (Kauffman) Mast. He married Gertie E. Schrock on March 8, 1945. She survives in Arthur. Also surviving are three sons, Glen Ray Mast and his wife, Sue, of Arthur, Harold Eugene Mast and his wife, Betty, of Arthur and Willis D. Mast of Arthur; 10 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren; and one brother, Felty Mast and his wife, Edna, of Shipshewana, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jacob Mast, Raymond Mast and Levi Mast; and three sisters, Mattie Chupp, Lydia Ann Mast and Lovina Miller. Mr. Mast was a member of the Old Order Amish and farmed his entire life. [Permission to display granted by Arcola Record-Herald, 150:33/ 6b March 22, 2012 - Sub by Src #49]

MAY, William R.
Passed away after illnes of several days duration - Funeral services held at the residence of Mrs. Alice Fidler last Friday afternoon.
As announced in these columns last issue, the funeral service of William R. May, who passed away on Wednesday, January 21, were held at the residence of Mrs. Alice Fidler in Newman last Friday afternoon at 2:30.

Mr. May was born at Gravel Switch, Kentucky, on January 22, 1859. He was 72 years old, lacking one day, at the time of his demise. He was the son of Reece and Martha Lovett May. The deceased came to Newman from Chicago, three years ago last August, where he conducted the drug store now woned by E.W.Smith. Hi is survived by his widow, Mrs Mary May and one daughter, Mrs Charles Crain of Broadlands. Also four sisters, namesly: Mrs Arnold Wilson of Monmouthm Ill; Mrs. Daniel Van Winkle of Galesburg, Ill; Mrs Nan Falk of Bartlesville, Okla; and Mrs Dora Pointer of Colmer, Ill.

The services were conducted by Rev. George E. Keithley, pastor of the Presbyterian Church , of Newman. Music for the occasion was funished by Miss Martha Shepherd and K.K. Fidler, with Miss Madge Sutton presiding at the piano. Interment was at the Fairfield cemetery, north of Newman. Pall-bearers were Bruce E. Saunders, Roy Paris, A.S. Hawkins, J/T. Burgett, Arthur E. Parr and T.P. Burgett.
Those in charge of floral offerings were: Mrs. Fred S. Lydick, Mrs J.M.McKnight, Mrs. Lulu Van Dyne and Mrs. Edna Parr.
[Newman Independent January 30, 1931 - contributed by Src #8]

MCCOWN, Georgiana R.
NEWMAN - Georgiana R. McCown, 66, Newman, died Tuesday (March 6, 2001). Member: Amateur Trap Shooters Association. Survivors: husband, brother, sister. Preceded by: parents. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Joines Funeral Home, Newman. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Newman Cemetery. (Decatur Herald & Review)
McCOWN, Mary
Mar 21, 1942
Deceased Had Resided Here All Her Life and Was Well Known.
Mrs. Mary McCown, of this city, passed away at her home, about 4:30 o'clock P.M. Saturday , March 21st following an illness dating several months. She had been confined to her bed only for the past few weeks, however, but had been in a very serious condition for several days before the end. The publisher had the privilege of knowing Mrs. McCown from our Early boyhood, when we made trips to the McCown farm to spend the night with our school boy friend, Walter. Those many visits were always delightful affairs and we will ever remember them. It seemed that Mrs. McCOWN was always ready and willing to enter into the problems that the boys of those days usually had, and help us solve them some way. The deceased was of a very jovial disposition, and enjoyed visiting with her friends. Until her health failed she was a regular attendant at her church, and other organizations which she belonged.

Funeral services were conducted at the Shaw memorial Presbyterian Chruch on Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock., by Reverend Roger C. Brown, pastor of the church. Interment was in the Newman Cemetery. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. J. A. Church, Mrs. George Roller, E. J. Lyon and Victor Schuette. They were accompanied at the organ by Miss Alice McIntyre. The pall-bearers were: Ross Biddle, Fred Biddle, Wilbur McCown, Forrest McCOWN, Marvin Winkler and Clark White. Those in charge of the floral offerings were: Mrs. George Frame, Mrs. Porter Finney, Mrs. Lula VanDyne, Mrs. Fred Lydick, Mrs. Leona Fonner, and Mrs. Frank Stickels.
The following obituary was read by Reverend Brown:

"Mary Jones, daughter of John Franklin Jones and Mariah Jones was born December 27, 1862, on the Zachary Winkler farm, six miles southwest of Neman, Ill, and died March 21, 1942 in Newman, aged seventy-nine years, two months and twenty-two days. Mary was the fourth child of a family of seven, two Brothers and four sisters having preceded her in death. She was married to Jeremiah McCown on June 22, 1886. To them were born three sons: Harrison J., of Bushnell, Florida; Ross F., who passed away December 26, 1901; and Walter W., of Birmingham, Alabama. The deceased had six grandchildren all of whom survive her: Marjorie, Oscar, Dorothy and Harrison Jr.- children of Harrison McCown; and J. Logan and Walter Jr.-children of Walter McCown, who are in the armed service of the United States. Mary McCOWN's ancestors were early pioneers of Illinois. Her grandfather, Judge Robert Hopkins, with Judge Ewing and Judge Murdock formed the first judicial court of Douglas County, and were prominent in its political history. "After her marriage, she and her husband moved to their farm, two miles northwest of Newman. Afterward they bought a larger farm one half mile west, where they resided for eighteen years, erecting thereon a modern dwelling. They later moved to Newman, in 1920. Soon after, they purchased an extensive tract of land near Gallion, Alabama where they resided for several years. Then they returned to Newman, where Mr. McCown died on February 14, 1925. In the fall of 1932 Mrs. McCown moved back to Alabama, where she resided until 1927, then returned to Newman to spend the remaining years of her life.
"She was a loving wife and devoted mother, and was always interested in the betterment of the community, in which she was a willing worker. During the first World War she took a leading part in Red Cross activities. She was a member of the Eastern star, and belonged to the Presbyterian Church since childhood, and was happy to be working for the church. She had many loyal friends, and will be missed by all who knew her."
[Submitted by Source #44]

McDONALD, Charles A.
ARTHUR - Charles A. McDonald, 87, of Arthur died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 14, 1999) at the Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, Ariz. MCFARLAND, ETHEL
Mrs. Ethel McFarland, 70, widow of Jesse McFarland, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Rhode, 10 St. Louis Road, Collinsville, where she had been making her home for several months. Mrs. McFarland had been suffering from a heart condition for two years and had on occasions been hospitalized. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Donnell Funeral Home, the Rev. Paul B. Brown, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be Ridgelawn cemetery at Martinsville. Mrs. McFarland's maiden name was Mary Ethel Auld, daughter of James Levi and Deborah Ann (Bird) Auld and she was born in Douglas county near Tuscola, May 2, 1883 and was aged 70 years, seven months and six days. She was married January 20, 1901 at Camargo to Jesse McFarland and they moved to Greenville from Martinsville in 1925, Mr. McFarland being a railroad telegrapher. He died Oct. 16, 1940. Surviving this union is one son, Glen of St. Louis, and three daughters, Mildred, wife of Harry A. Houston of Paris, Helen, wife of Sam Rhode of Collinsville and Miss Violet McFarland, who teaches school in Monmouth, Oregon. Five grandchildren also survive. She is the last of her family, a brother Charles having preceded her in death. Mrs. McFarland was a member of the Methodist church in this city and of the Alpha class of Sunday school, being much interested in church work. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, Order of Eastern Star and Melrose Rebekah lodges of this city, and was a past noble grand of the latter order and a member of the Past Noble Grands club. [Greenville, IL Advocate 12-10-1953 - Submitted by Source #43]

J. Rolla McFarland of Lawrenceville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McFarland of this city, passed away at the McFarland home at 508 East Winter avenue in this city at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday following an illness of eight days of uremic poisoning and heart complications. Mr. McFarland who was employed as an electrician at the Indian Oil Refining Co., at Lawrenceville, became overheated while at work at the plant on July 28. The following day he was taken to the Weber sanitarium at Olney and last Saturday was brought to the home of his parents in this city. Short services were conducted at the residence at 9:30 a.m., today, following which the body was taken to Martinsville where the funeral was held at the First M. E. church at 2 p.m., the Rev. J. A. Stout officiating. Interment was made at the Woodlawn (s/b Ridgelawn) cemetery at Martinsville. Members of the Martinsville Masonic lodge conducted the services at the grave for Paris Lodge No. 268, A. F. & A. M., of which Mr. McFarland was a member. James Rolla McFarland was born near Tuscola in Douglas county, June 29, 1903, the son of Jesse and Ethel McFarland and was aged 27 years, one month and nine days at the time of his death. He was united in marriage on December 22, 1923 at Martinsville to Miss Mina Marie Shawver and following their marriage they lived at Paris for five years. They then moved to Mattoon where they lived for two years and recently Mr. McFarland had been transferred to Lawrenceville. He is survived by his wife, his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Houston of Paris, and Misses Helen and Violet McFarland and one brother, Glen, who live at home. He is also survived by is great grandmother, Mrs. Caper (s/b Carper), who is 96 years of age and his grandmother, Mother McFarland. He is a member of the M. E. church at Martinsville and a member of Paris Lodge No. 268, A.F, & A.M. While he had never made Greenville his home he had visited his parents here frequently and on the Sunday before he was stricken on Monday he spent the day here. Among those who were called here by the death of Mr. McFarland were Mrs. D. A. Auld and Chas. Auld and family of Atwood, Mrs. Rolla McFarland and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Houston of Paris. [Greenville, IL Advocate 8-7-1930 - Submitted by Source #43]


Death of Ross F. McCown
Passed Away After a Brief Illness at His Home West of Newman.
The angel of death has again visited our community and taken Ross F., second son of J.M and Mary (Jones) McCown to Him who said: "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbade them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
His sickness was of short duration, being taken Ill Christmas morning about 2 o'clock. His sufferings were great, but borne with unusual patience. At home he was lovable, gentle and appreciative of the love and care bestowed upon him. At school he was obedient, industrious, full of energy and a favorite among his play fellows. In general his disposition of that winning nature, that made all who came in touch with him his friends. He was born Jan 8th, 1892 and died Dec 26th 1901, being 9 years, 11 months and 18 days of age.
He accomplished the mission assigned him and his memory wil be fragrant with the sweet influence of these few, short days.
[Newman Ill, January 3, 1902 - Submitted by Src #44]

McLANE, Paul Richard
ARCOLA ; Paul Richard McLane, 52, of Arcola, died at 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 6, 1999) at his residence.

McLANE, Mrs. Susan
ARCOLA - Mrs. Susan McLane, 88, Arcola, died at 4:58 p.m. Monday (March 4, 1974) at home, after an apparent heart attack. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Arcola, with Rt. Rev. James Haggerty officiating. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, with the parish rosary recited at 8 p.m.
Mrs. McLane was born Feb. 13, 1886 at Arcola, a daughter of John and Mary Reilly McNally. She married Albert McLane in October 1912 at Arcola, who died in 1934. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Romine, Miss Mary McLane and Mrs. Margaret Davis, all of Arcola; two sons, Tom and Frank, both of Arcola; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, three sisters, and a brother. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. The News-Gazette, Tuesday, March 5, 1974 Page 8 Section 1 (src #4, not related)

McMULLEN, Bernita
90, of Newman died at 1:15 p.m. Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Boxwood Healthcare Center, Newman.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Arthur Cemetery. The Rev. Duane Oakley will officiate. There will be no visitation. Joines Funeral Home, Newman, is in charge of arrangements. Newman IL; News-Gazette; September 22, 2002 [src #7]

ARTHUR - Ralph "Red" McMullen, 70, of Arthur, passed away at 12:35 A.M. Monday January 3, 2000, in his home surrounded by his family.

(Bacon) - Mrs. Annie McWilliams of Bourbon, a pioneer resident of Douglas County, died last Friday and the funeral was conducted at the Bourbon church Sunday, the service being in charge of Rev. Mr. Kerst. The pallbearers were all nephews of the deceased and the flowers were in charge of the nieces. Mrs. McWilliams was the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. George Bacon, pioneer settlers of the Bourbon vicinity and spent practically all of the eighty-seven years of her life in that neighborhood. She was a member of the Bourbon church and was the last surviving charter member of that society. Her brother, George Bacon, of Decatur and her sister Mrs. Mary Moore of Arcola preceded her in death. She is survived by the following half brothers and sisters, Miss Belle Chandler and Mrs. Gertrude Jones of Bourbon, Mrs. Beatrice Henry, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Ernest Chandler of Peoria. Mrs. McWilliams owned 200 acres of land and some personal property and left no will, so her estate will be divided among her sisters, her brothers and the nieces and nephews of her deceased sister and brother. Among the heirs are Rice J. Moore, Mrs. Lenore Munson, Wade H. Moore, Hale Moore, Beatrice Hamilton Wilson, Newton Chandler and Bernard Chandler. Mrs. Gertrude W. Jones and Ernest Chandler were appointed as administrators in the county court at Tuscola Tuesday (Note: Husband was Samuel McWilliams, year of obit was 1929)

MENKEN, Emma Louise
Emma Louise Menken, 76, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Arcola, died at 6 a.m. Thursday (March 9, 2000) at Candlelight Lodge in Columbia, Mo.

MILLER, Lovina A.
ARTHUR ; Lovina A. Miller, 68, of Arthur died at 1:10 a.m. Monday (April 17, 2000) at her home.

MITCHELL, William H.
ARTHUR - William H. "Bill" Mitchell, 51, of Arthur died at 5:52 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 20, 2000) at his home.

MOODY, Barbara
Barbara A. Moody, 62, of rural Tuscola, IL, went to eternal rest and peace at 11:30, Thursday, February 15, 1996 at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 1996 at Waddington Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL, with the Rev. Kenneth Roedder and Rev. Michael F. Eischen officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm, Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery, Arthur, IL

Mrs. Moody was born June 12, 1933 in Piatte County, IL, a daughter of Fred and Florence Parrish Sullivan. She Married Donald E. Moody on October 6, 1951 at Hammond, IL. He survives. Survivors include: two sons, Fred E. Moody and his wife, Janice of Tuscola, Jack E. Moody of Tuscola, IL., one daughter Cathy Ann Chaplin and husband Dennis of Tuscola, IL., her mother Florence Davis of Tuscola, IL., Grandchildren: Brian, Zack, and Matt Moody, Nathan and Cara Chaplin, Jessica Moody. She was preceded in death by her father, and one brother.

She was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church. She graduated from Atwood Hammond High School. She was a farmer's wife. She loved her grandchildren, antiques and growing flowers. Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Visiting Nurses Assn.

MOODY, Effie
Mrs. John E. Moody, Sr. passed away at the Jarman Hospital, Tuscola, last Thursday, August 2, 1945, following an operation which she had undergone a few days before. Funeral services were held in the First Baptist church in this city, Sunday afternoon, August 5, with Rev. W. M. Greer in charge. Miss Bonnie Shaw and Mrs. Delbert Albers sang "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" and "Good Night And Good Morning," with the latter as accompanist. The pall bearers were T. G. Sallee, Frank Stevens, William Oye, W. J. Howell, Chas. B. Moore and Henry Bennett. Interment was in the Arthur Cemetery.

Effie May Moody was born January 7, 1879 in Sanilac County, Michigan, a daughter of William and Tressa Fockler. She departed this life August 2, 1945 at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to John E. Moody on August 3, 1897 and they had resided in the Arthur Community for 44 years. To this union were born six sons and four daughters. Mrs. Moody was a devoted member of the First Baptist church of Arthur.

Those left to mourn their loss are her loving husband John; five sons, Clifford of Terre Haute, Ind., Ernest of Arthur, Vern of Lovington, Oliver of Columbus, Ohio and Merle of Tuscola; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Dippel of Springfield, Mrs. Bertha Ashwill and Mrs. Thressia Korte, both of Arthur; 15 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Bolsby; three brothers, William, Arthur and Louis Fockler; other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Moody was preceded in death by one son, John who died in 1941 and one daughter, who died in infancy. (Arthur Graphic Clarion)

MOODY, Ernest
ARTHUR - Ernest E. Moody, 77 of Arthur died at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 1981 at Jarman Hospital, Tuscola. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur, the Rev. Patrick Murphey, officiating. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 at the funeral home. Mr. Moody was born March 19, 1904 at Arthur, a son of John and Effie Fockler Moody. He married Maude P. Wells, June 18, 1925 at Arthur. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Edith) Chapman of Tuscola; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clifford Moody of Terre Haute, Ind., Vern Moody of Atwood and Merle Moody of Arcola and three sisters, Mrs. William (Mildred) Dipple of New Berlin, Mrs. Herbert (Bertha) Ashwill and Mrs. Herman (Theresa) Korte, both of Atwood. He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and a sister. Mr. Moody was a retired farmer and a member of Bourbon Baptist Church and the Modern Woodmen of America.

MOODY, James
LEBANON, TN - James E. Moody, 75, of Lebanon, Tennessee, died Sunday (February 21, 1999). The funeral will be at 11 A.M. Wednesday at the Memory Chapel Mausoleum in Ballatin, Tenn. Visitation will be 5 to 9 P.M. at the Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin, Tenn. He was born December 24, 1923 in Arthur, a son of John E. and Eva Gibson Moody.

Survivors include his wife Irene Hale Moody of Lebanon, Tenn; a son John E. Moody of Sullivan, a daughter, Nancy B. Kubec of Overland Park, Kansas; four grandchildren, two step grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Moody had farmed in the Sullivan area. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sullivan Fire and Ambulance Memorial Fund, Sullivan, Illinois.

John E. Moody passed away Saturday, November 15, 1947 at the home of his son, Merle of Tuscola, as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered earlier in the week. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in this city (Arthur) with Rev. W. M. Greer and Rev. F. E. Pyle officiating. Miss Bonnie Shaw sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Rock of Ages," accompanied by Mrs. Delbert Albers. The floral offerings were cared for by granddaughters of the deceased. The pall bearers were Will Jones, W. B. Oye, Willie Ohlsen, W. J. Howell, Henry Bennett and Warren Davis. Interment was in the Arthur cemetery.

John James Edwin Moody was born August 27, 1872 near Lovington, a son of Matthew and Sarah Moody. He departed this life November 15, 1947 at the age of 75 years, 2 months, and 19 days. He was united in marriage to Effie Fockler on August 3, 1887 and was a resident of the Arthur community for 46 years. To this union were born six sons and four daughters. Mr. Moody was a member of the First Baptist Church of Arthur.

He is survived by five sons, Clifford of Terre Haute, Indiana, Ernest of Arthur, Vern of Lovington, Oliver of Columbus, Ohio and Merle of Tuscola; three daughters, Mildred Dippel of Springfield, Bertha Ashwill and Thressia Korte of Arthur; 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Howell of Arthur, Mrs. Clara McDonald of Decatur, and Mrs. Anna Hunt of Ontario, Canada; other relatives and a host of friends who join with the family in mourning his departure. Mr. Moody was preceded in death by his wife, one son John, and one daughter, Blanche.

MOODY, John Henry
The many friends of John H. Moody were shocked and saddened by his sudden death which occurred about 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home four miles south-west of Arthur. Mr. Moody, who was subject to asthma and also bothered with a weak heart, had been combining clover seed until noon. In the afternoon he and Menno Diener were cleaning clover seed in the barn and Mr. Moody, who had not been feeling well all day, became quite ill. He came to the house about 2:30 and had his wife place a hot water bottle on his chest, but after resting a while he went back outdoors and sat down by the barn. Then he returned to the house and lay down on the floor a few minutes before going to bed. His wife turned on a fan in the room but it did not seem to help Mr. Moody. Meanwhile, his son, James, had gone to Cadwell to call a physician. On his way he stopped at the Earl Dillon home and told them of his father's illness and Mrs. Dillon went to the Moody home at once. However before she arrived there Mr. Moody had collapsed and passed away within a few minutes. Although it was known to but a few people, Mr. Moody had suffered from a weak heart for about a year and he had been warned by his physician against engaging in strenuous work. It is thought that the dust accompanying the work which he was doing made his asthma worse and this in turn affected his heart and caused his death.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Vine Street Christian Church in this city. Rev. J. T. Daugherty of Vandalia, Ill., former Baptist pastor here, was in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Robert Van Meigs of Arthur and Rev. W. M. Greer of Bourbon. Mr. and Mrs. Claude H. Hoffman sang "Does Jesus Care?" and "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer, " accompanied by Mrs. Delbert Albers. The pall bearers were Earl Dillon, Edgar Fulton, Charles A. McDonald, Glen Fabert, Donald Ryan and Henry Bennett. Interment was in the Arthur Cemetery.

John Henry Moody, son of John and Effie Moody, was born February 18, 1902 and passed from this life September 20, 1941, at the age of 39 years, 7 months and 2 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Eva Gibson of Effingham, Illinois, January 16, 1922. To this union was born one son, James. At the age of 21 John accepted Christ as his leader in life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Arthur. He had resided on a farm in the Arthur vicinity, and during this time he has made many friends who will mourn his departure. John had a friendly, helpful disposition and was always willing to speak kindly of his fellowmen and share their responsibilities. He will be greatly missed by his relatives, neighbors and friends.

Those left to mourn their loss are his wife, Eva; his son, James; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Moody; five brothers, Clifford of Terre Haute, Ind.; Ernest of Arthur, Vern of Tuscola; Oliver of Columbus, Ohio and Merle of Tuscola; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Dippel of New Berlin, Mrs. Bertha Ashwill of Arthur, and Mrs. Thressia Korte of Tuscola; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The following relatives from out of town were here for the funeral services of John H. Moody Monday afternoon: Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Gibson, Joliet; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gibson, Westfield; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gibson, Bible Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gibson, Dieterich; Mr. and Mrs. Ova Gibson, Galton; Mrs. Lucy Calhoun, Mr. and Mrs. John Calhoun and daughter, St. Elmo; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moody and family, Terre Haute, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Moody, Columbus, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. William Dippel and family, New Berlin; Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald and son, Mr. and Mrs. Russell McDonald, Decatur; Mr. and Mrs. Vern Moody and family, Tuscola; Mrs. Paul Landers, Monticello. (Arthur Graphic-Clairon Thursday, September 25, 1941)

The community was terribly shocked Saturday when they heard of the sudden death of Mr. John Moody. Several friends and neighbors attended the funeral services at the Christian Church at Arthur Monday afternoon. The relatives have the sympathy of the vicinity. (Zion News)

MOODY, Maude P.
(Wells) - Mrs. Ernest (Maude P. Wells) Moody, 76 of Arthur died 7:15 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 1982 in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. Funeral Services were held Wednesday in Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial was in Arthur Cemetery. Memorials: Heart Fund or Bourbon Baptist Church.

Mrs. Moody was born in Fairland, daughter of Henry and Edith Wells. She was a member of Bourbon Baptist Church. She married Ernest Moody in 1925. He died in 1981. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. John (Edith) Chapman of Tuscola; sister, Helen Thurman, of Oak Lawn; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren. One daughter and one brother preceded her in death.

MOODY, Merle Orvile
Merle Orvile Moody of Arcola, died at 12:17 A.M. Sunday, July 12, 1987 at Douglas Jarman Hospital, Tuscola. Funeral Services were held Wednesday in the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola with burial in the Arthur Cemetery. He was born Dec 8, 1917, a son of John E. and Effie Fockler Moody. He married Dorothy Corcker October 11, 1941. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, Bill of St. Charles, IL; three daughters, Mary Steefel, Denver, CO, Marilyn Moody of Ames, IA, and Connie Moody of Bloomington, IN; a brother Clifford of Terre Haute, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ashwell of Atwood, Mrs. Mildred Dipple of New Berlin, IL and Mrs. Thressia Korte of Atwood; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers.

Mr. Moody was a retired farmer and a member of the Midwestern Tool Collectors Association. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Arcola Public Library.

MOODY, Oliver Charles
FORMER ARTHUR RESIDENT DROWNS IN FLA. LAST WEEK - Oliver Charles Moody, 48 year old resident of Atlanta, Ga. and a native of Arthur, was drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday of last week (June 18, 1963) while surf bathing near Panama City. Fla. He disappeared while swimming in the surf and his body was not recovered until the next day. He and his family were vacationing at Panama City when the accident occurred. Other details were not available. Following the recovery of Mr. Moody's body, it was sent to the Fleming Funeral Home here in Arthur for services which were held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. last Saturday (June 22) with Rev. Kenneth D. Plummer, pastor of the Arthur Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. H. L. Phillips was vocalist for the services and Mrs. Delbert Albers was the organist. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery with Arthur Huser, James Moody, Donald Moody, John White, John Chapman and Derald Dinger, all nephews of the deceased, serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Moody was supervisor of the Owens Illinois Glass Company for the past 28 years and formerly was supervisor of the company's plant at Huntington, W. Va. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Atlanta and a former member of the Cartwright Church west of Tuscola. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 25 of Alton, Ill.

Mr. Moody was born at Arthur on May 18, 1915, the son of John and Effie Moody. He attended Arthur grade and high Schools. He was married in Arthur to Irene M. Woods on February 13, 1934 and he and his wife moved to Terre Haute, Ind. in 1935. Surviving Mr. Moody, other than his wife, is a son, John at home in Atlanta; 4 brothers, Ernest Moody of Arthur, Vern Moody of Lovington, Clifford Moody of Terre Haute, Ind., and Merle Moody of Galton; and three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Bertha) Ashwill of Arthur, Mrs. Herman (Thressie) Korte Jr. of Arthur, and Mrs. Mildred Dippel of New Berlin, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Moody, of Arthur. (Arthur Graphic-Clarion)

ATWOOD - Vern "Jack" Moody, 78, of Atwood died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 16, 1986) at Burnham Hospital, Champaign. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Born-Wikoff Funeral Home, Atwood, the Rev. Wayne Brackett officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 Sunday at the funeral Home.

Mr. Moody was born Nov 7, 1907 in Moultrie County, the son of John E. and Effie May Fockler Moody. He married Lavon Harshbarger on October 26, 1927 at Tuscola. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Donald Moody of Tuscola and Robert Moody of Salem; two daughters, Mrs. James (Doris) Gregory and Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Hug both of Atwood; two brothers, Clifford Moody of Terre Haute, Ind. and Merle Moody of Arcola; three sisters, Mrs. William (Mildred) Dipple of New Berlin and Mrs. Herbert (Bertha) Ashwill and Mrs. Herman (Ted) Korte, both of Atwood; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Four brothers preceded him in death.

Mr. Moody was a retired farmer and a member of the U. C. Chapel of rural Arthur. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Atwood.

MOORE, Mary W.
(Bacon) - MRS MARY MOORE DIES - FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ARCOLA WOMAN SATURDAY AFTERNOON Arcola, Jan 25 - Mrs. Mary W. Moore, a pioneer of Arcola community, died in her home a few miles northwest of Arcola Thursday morning. She had been in ill health for a number of years, but her last illness was about three weeks. Mrs. Moore was the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. George Bacon and was born near Bourbon, Feb. 6, 1842. On Dec. 31, 1862 she was married to Jacob Moore and came with him to the Moore farm which has been her home all her married life, except for the few years spent in Champaign. During the past several tears she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Floyd F. Munson and family on the Moore place. Mr. & Mrs. Moore were the parents of six children, three of whom are living, Rice J. Moore, Wade Moore and Mrs. Fred F. Munson. Those deceased are George B. Moore, Anna Hamilton and Emma Page. Mr. Moore died in 1899. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon by Rev. E. J. Sabin, pastor of Arcola Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery.

MOORE, Mildred Marie Burch
Mildred Marie Burch Moore, 78, of Mattoon, formerly of Arcola, died at 9:30 PM Monday, April 24, 2000 at the Mattoon Health Care Center.

MUNSON, Gertrude B.
90, of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2000 at the Arthur Home.

MURRAY, Patricia R.
Villa Grove - Patricia R. Murray, 63, Villa Grove, employee of Villa Grove IGA, died Sunday (Feb. 11, 2001). Member: Living Hope Fellowship Church, Villa Grove. Survivors: husband; son; three brothers; one sister; and one grandchild. Services: 11a.m. Thursday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Villa Grove Cemetery. Memorials: American Diabetes Association or Provena Covenant Medical Hospital Dialysis Unit, Urbana.

MYERS, Clyde
ARCOLA - Clyde Clifford Myers, 86, of Arcola, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 3, 2000) at the Hilltop Nursing Home in Charleston. Mr. Myers was born May 30, 1914, in Douglas County, a son of Bert and Nellie Little Myers. He married Alyce Ratts in 1938; she survives. Also surviving are one son, two daughters, one brother, nine grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son. Mr. Myers worked in the steel mills of Chicago, and was a member of the Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church and a member of the National Farm Organization.

MYERS, Dennis
ARCOLA - Dennis Myers, 58, of Arcola, died at 5 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 9, 2000) at his home.

NEWMAN, Earl Jasper, ARCOLA – Earl Jasper Newman, 90, of Arcola died 5:45 a.m. Monday (Dec 22, 1997) in Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Matoon.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, with Dick Miller officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Mr. Newman was born May 7, 1907, in Kemp, a son of Charles J. and Leatha Pearl Cox Newman. He was a retired farmer, a mover for Parkview Mobile Homes and raised hogs for the last several years. He was a member of Kemp Church of Christ and Douglas County Farm Bureau. He married Marie Lewis on Jan. 19, 1935, in the Christian Church, Salem.

Surviving are his wife; grandchildren, Robert of Texas; Michael of Arcola; Scott of California; Cheri Newman of Decatur; Sandra Keister of Bloomington; Elizabeth Parla and Mark Ruphard of Massachusetts; great-grandchildren, Jason Adkins, Sarah and Christopher Newman, Travis Smith, Andrew Parla and Christina Marie Newman; sisters, Mary Bumpus of Champaign; Martha Fincher of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, David and Fred, and brothers, John, Charles and Robert. [Herald and Review (Decatur, Illinois) – 23 Dec 1997, Tue-page 7]

NICHOLAS, Betty June
Betty June Nicholas, 90, of Tuscola, formerly of Mahomet, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola. President William Hayes officiated. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery in Champaign. Mrs. Nicholas was born July 28, 1921, in Farmer City. She was a daughter of Charles Henry Beery and Betty Ruth (Pittman) Beery. She married Lyle Everett Nicholas on August 16, 1940, in Farmer City. He died July 15, 2003. Survivors include two sons Joseph C. Nicholas and his wife, Elaine, of Urbana, and Paul J. Nicholas and his wife, Mindy, of Winter Park, FL; three daughters, Sherron F. Moomaw and her late husband, Robert, of Arcola, Colleen A. Arendtsen of Salt Lake City, UT, and Melissa J. Witzel and her husband, Merill, of Chesapeake, VA; 16 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Dean Beery; and one great-granddaughter , Macayla Ann Moomaw. Mrs. Nicholas was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After raising her children, she obtained her nursing degree at the age of 52. She enjoyed working at Carle Hospital for 12 years. She especially loved camping, genealogy and family videos.
[Permission granted to display by "Arcola Record-Herald", March 22, 2012, p. 6b - Sub by Src #49]

NORTH, Willeva June
ARCOLA - Willeva June Ellis North, 71, of Arcola, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday (June 10, 2000) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

NORVELL, William Thomas
of Tuscola, age 89 years, died Nov. 25th 1973 at the Gibson Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Preceded in death by his wife Wilhmenia “Minnie” (Mabis) Norvell who died June 16th 1950 at the age of 59. They were married January 16th 1912 in Douglas County and lived their entire adult lives in Tuscola, raising four children: Elizabeth, John Hugh, Dorothy Mae, William Dale. (source #2)

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