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OHM, Harold Maxwell Sr. - ARTHUR - Harold Maxwell Ohm Sr., 80, of Arthur, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 3, 2000) at his residence

OSBORNE, Earl - ATWOOD - Earl "Skip" Osborne, 63, Kansas City, Kan., died December 25, 2000. Survivors are wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters, brother from Atwood, eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. Preceded by parents, one brother, and one sister. Arrangements by: D. W. Newcomer's Son's John County Funeral Chapel, Kansas City. Burial Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Kansas City.

OWENS, V. Ermal - VILLA GROVE - V. Ermal "Andy" Owens, 80, Villa Grove, retired from the University of Illinois office of Instructional Resources, died Tuesday (March 27, 2001).  World War II Army veteran.  Member : Urbana Assembly of God Church. Survivors: wife; 2 daughters; brother; sister; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren.  Preceded by: parents; one sister.   Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Villa Grove Cemetery.  Services: 1:30 p.m. Fri day, Urbana Assembly of God Church.  Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove.  Memorials: Urbana Assembly of God Church Building Fund. (Decatur Herald & Review)


OYE, Gladys Elizabeth - TUSCOLA - Gladys Elizabeth Oye, 74, of Tuscola died Mar 1972. She was married to William F Oye, who preceded her in death in 1961. She was buried in Tuscola Cemetery. Contributed by Src. #1


OYE, Henry - TUSCOLA - Henry Oye Rites Held Wednesday
Funeral services were held for Henry Oye, 47, Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Church. Reverend J.W. Armstrong officiated and burial was made in Zion cemetary. He was born July 17, 1898, near Arthur, son of John and Christina VonLanken Oye. He leaves his wife Isabel, three children by a former marriage, Mrs. Howard Trabue, Arthur and Donald and Ribert, Arthur; two brothers, Hans, Arthur and George, Garrett and two sisters, Mrs. Ishon Rhodes, Arthur and Mrs. Lena Ashbaugh, Crystal Lake. "The Tuscola Review, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1946" Contributed by Src. #3

OYE, Henry Sr - TUSCOLA - Henry Oye Sr., 88, sexton of the Tuscola Cemetery, since 1888, died at his home in Tuscola at 10:45 pm Thursday (January 3, 1946). He had suffered a stroke six years ago and had been in ill health since that time.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church at 2 pm Sunday, with Rev. Martin Freche, pastor of the church, officiating . Burial was in the Tuscola Cemetery.
Mr. Oye was born in Germany, November 30, 1857, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Oye. He came to Tuscola when he was 24 years old and except for two years when he lived in Atwood, had lived in Tuscola the remainder of his life. He was twice married, his first wife Maria, preceded him in death many years ago. He later married Johanna Voss, who died 19 years ago.
He was a charter member of the local Lutheran church, a member of the cemetery board and for 16 years served as alderman for the North ward. He had served faithfully since 1888 as sexton of the Tuscola cemetery and as long as his health permitted took an interest to all civic affairs.
Surviving are the following children, August and Pete at home, William, Tuscola: Mrs. Tena Seider and Mrs. Lena Seider, both of Broadlands: one stepson, B.C. Voss, Potomac: 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One son, Henry, preceded him in death five years ago. Pall bearers at the services were six grandsons, Curry Voss, William, Walter and Alfred Seider, Robert and Herman Oye. The Lutheran junior choir sang "Abide With Me" and "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me". Contributed by Src. #1

OYE, Johanna - TUSCOLA - Johanna Burnmeister/Voss Oye, 72, died April 14, 1927 at her home in Tuscola. She was born May 26, 1854 in Germany, the daughter of John and Gusta Burnmeister. She was married to Henry Oye Sr., on December 27, 1882 at the Zion Church near Arthur, IL., who survives. Also surviving children are: August, Lena, William Oye and Barnhardt Voss from a previous marriage. Johanna was also a sister to Charles Burnmeister of Tuscola. Funeral Services are at 2:00 pm at the German Lutheran Church, with burial in Tuscola Cemetery.
OYE, Paul
- ARCOLA - Paula Oye, 78, Arcola, formerly of Tuscola, owned/operated craft shop, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2001).  Member: First Baptist Church, Arcola, and VFW Auxiliary of Villa Grove.  Survivors: brother; fo ster brother; two sisters.  Preceded by: parents; husband Edwin; and four sisters.   Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.  Burial: Tuscola Cemetery. (Decatur Herald & Review)


OYE, Peter - TUSCOLA - Peter Oye, 78 of 114 E Buckner, died at 4:15 am Sunday (August 17, 1958) at the home of his brother, William Oye of Tuscola where he had recently been staying.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 pm in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Reverend Martin Freche officiated, with Mrs. Ruth Slaughter at the organ. Burial was in the Tuscola Cemetery. Pall bearers were Bill Seider, Walter Seider, Robert Oye, Herman Oye and Curry Voss. Waddington Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Oye was born January 31, 1880 to Henry and Maria Jones Oye in Germany. He came to the United States at the age of 4. He leaves two brothers, William and August of Tuscola: a sister, Mrs. Tena Seider of Broadlands: and several nieces and nephews. He was employed by the Tuscola Cemetery Association. Contributed by Src. #1


OYE, William F - TUSCOLA - William F. Oye, respected and well known lifelong resident died Thursday (October 5, 1961) at Jarman Hospital where he was taken after becoming ill at his home. Mr. Oye had returned the previous Sunday from the Veterans' Hospital at Dwight, IL, where he had been a patient since May 28. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Robert Wunderlich of Broadlands in the Tuscola Immanuel Lutheran Church of which Mr. Oye was a life member. Music was by Mrs. Ruth Slaughter. Mr. Oye had served as sexton of the Tuscola Cemetery from 1942 until he retired Jan. 1, 1959. He succeeded his father, Henry Oye Sr., who took the position the year William was born.
Mr. Oye, the son of Henry and Johanna Burmeister/Voss Oye, was born September 30, 1888, in Tuscola. He married Miss Gladys Weddle on September 29, 1924, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was a member of the Tuscola American Legion having served in World War I and was also a member of the 40 and 8 club.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys: a sister, Mrs. Tena Seider of Broadlands and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was in the Tuscola Cemetery. Pall bearers were Walter Seider, Robert Oye, Alfred Seider, Curry Voss, William Seider and Herman Oye. Honorary pall bearers wee R.M. Mount, O.R. Twiford, Earl Busby, George Monger, Albert Hansen, Fred Michaels and Charles Sutton. Contributed by Src. #1


PAGE, Eva - OLNEY - Page, Eva - of this city [Olney] died from injuries received in a fall Sunday (Dec. 29, 1918) at Arthur. Miss Page was the guest of the family of William Wamsley at Arthur. She was preparing to go to church Sunday morning, intending to go outdoors, but the door happened to lead into a basement and she was precipitated down the stairway. She received injuries on the head which caused her death within an hour. Olney relatives were notified and went at once to Arthur. The body was brought to Olney this morning and taken to the home of her sister Mrs. Margaret Myers on Silver street. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Miss Page was 72 years old. [she] was principal of the Newton High School two or three terms, and will be remembered as a very efficient teacher and a lady of gracious, pleasing accomplishments.


PAGE, Mrs. Fred
Mrs. Fred Page of Villa Grove is summoned
Villa Grove, Ill July 12 (1925) (special to the Courier)
Mrs Fred Page, well known resident of this place, died in her home at 12:30 o'clock yesterday following a long illness of complications of diseases. Mrs. Page had been in very poor health for the past six years, and her condition had been serious the last two years.
Mrs. Page was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. L C Johnson of Momence, she was born in Lake Village, Ind. May 7, 1884, coming to this place nine years ago. On November 24, 1909, she was united in marriage to Fred Page, who besides seven children, survive. The survivors are; Edna Teiney (Telney?), a missonary in Cuba, Ester Teiney (Telney?), Herriett Conter Michigan, Leona Prairie Momence: all by a former marriage, Henry Page, Grace Page, Agnes Page, And Mabel Page all live at home. Eight grandchildren and three brothers, Thomas Johnson, Logansport Indiana, WIlliam and Nelson Johnson of South Bend, Indiana, and three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Combs in Michiagan, Mrs. John Jensen, Momence, and Mrs. Albert Franks, Chicago Heights also survive.
Short Services were held at the home at 4 o'clock this afternoon after which the body will be taken to Momence where services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon at the Baptist church, with Rev. Mr.Hiatt officiating. Interment will be at the Schrontz cemetary near Momence.
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Contributed by nanrz@yahoo.com who adds: Fred Page remarried to Mary Edna Cook (da. Maude & Lee Roy Cooke) and had 9 more children. He retired from the C&EI railroad in Vi lla Grove, Il.

PARKER, Maude
Maude Abigail Bacon Parker - Death Summons Comes to Mrs. Cecil Parker...... 1885-1917
Mrs. Maude Parker, wife of Cecil Parker, died at the family home in Tuscola last Saturday morning after an illness of several months from tubucular trouble. Several months ago she underwent an operation for appendicitis and before her recovery from the effects of the operation, the tubucular trouble developed.
The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bacon of Hindsboro, she was born near Glascow, Kentucky in 1885. The greater part of her life was spent in this vicinity. In 1907 she was united in marriage to Cecil Parker of this township, later they moved to Tuscola.
She was a kind and affectionate wife and mother and during her many weary weeks of sickness and without hope of regaining her health she was cheerful and sought to lighten the burdens of those who administered to her wants. Her husband and three small children, one boy and two girls, mourn the breaking of home ties, with her parents, three brothers and five sisters, besides many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held from the South Side Christian Church in Tuscola at 10 o'clock last Monday morning. The pastor Rev. Mr. Walthall officiating. The burial was at the Hugo cemetery. [Contributed by NancyLrist@aol.com]

PARKER, John W
County Name: Douglas County
State: Ill
Newspaper: Shreveport Times
Date: January 3, 2004
Obit: John W Parker
Bossier City, LA -
Mr. John Parker was born on July 26, 1910 in Tuscola, Illinois and passed away on December 31, 2003 in Shreveport, LA. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 5, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Bossier City, LA. Officiating the service will be Dr. Graham Riggs, Pastor of First Christian Church. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Cemetery. John was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Vernon and Maude Bacon Parker, two sisters, Neola Scroggins, Grace Duzan and two brothers, Charles and Oliver Parker. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 55 years, Roma Thompson Parker, one son, Wayne and wife Elizabeth O’Dowd Parker, three daughters Nancy Rist, Sharon and husband Charles Liner and Barbara and husband Troy Fanta; eight grandchildren, Steve Parker, Ken Parker, Kimberly Liner, John Liner, Brian France, Jill Latimer, Damian Rist and Heather Rist and four great-grandchildren, Parker Rist, Creighton France, Carlee France and Cora Latimer. The family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer’s Association, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite #1100, Chicago, IL 60611-1676
[Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA - January 3, 2004 Submitters Name: Nancy Parker Rist]

PHIPPS, Shirley E. - VILLA GROVE - Shirley E. Phipps, 65, Villa Grove, died Saturday (March 10, 2001).  Member: Living Hope Fellowship Church, Villa Grove.  Survivor: mother.  Preceded by: father and brother.   Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Joines Funeral H ome, Villa Grove.  Visitation: one hour before services.  Burial: Villa Grove Cemetery.  Memorials: Living Hope Fellowship Church. (Decatur Herald & Review)

PIESKE, Robert - VILLA GROVE - Robert "Bob" Pieske, 75, formerly of Villa Grove and Scottsdale, Ariz., died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001). Graveside services: 1 pm Eastern Standard Time Saturday, Clearview Cemetery, Brazil, Ind. Arrangements by: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Memorials: Los Arcos United Methodist Church of Scottsdale or St. John's Hospital Hospice Program of Decatur.

PLANK, Doreen A. - ARTHUR ; Doreen A. Plank, 64, of Arthur died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 3, 2000) at her home.

POWELL, Gertrude - ARTHUR - Gertrude Powell, 92, of Arthur died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur, with Rev. Patrick Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the services Wednesday. She was born Jan. 6, 1889, in Kentucky, a daughter of John and Nannie Powell. Surviving are one sister, Tabith Sallee of Arthur, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Miss Powell was a retired, licensed practical nurse and a member of the Arthur Baptist Church. [Charleston Daily Courier? October 27, 1981]



QUICK, Delia M.
Mrs. Quick dies

Delia M. Quick, 81, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Mrs. Quick was born May 23, 1890 in Atwood, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Livengood Harshbarger. She married Orville Quick. He died in 1951. Nieces and nephews survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Born's Funeral Home. Burial was in the Lake Fork Cemetery. Mrs. Quick was a member of the Lake Fork United Church of Christ and a 50 year member of O.E.S. [The Atwood Herald, January 6, 1972 - Transcribed by Mary Jean Palma]


REDMON, MRS. EDNA INEZ REED
Mrs. Edna Inez Reed Redmon (sic) was born in Arcela, Douglass county, Ill Feb 7, 1871.  She joined the Christian church at an early age and was a faithful, local member until death. She was married to Dan Redman (sic) at Lerna, Ill., Oct 21, 1900.  To this happy union was born only one child, Harrell, the idol of a fond mother’s heart.  She leaves this devoted husband and son who reside here, and her mother, Mrs. C. I. Reed of Arthur, Ill., the only member of her immediate family. She was a school teacher and loved teaching and church.  She came to Texas in 1908 and lived in Amarillo, Goodnight, and Claude, where she was an efficient and trained church worker.  Her bright Christian character will be missed by the many who knew her. Her death was caused by pneumonia, she having been ill but nine days. At five o’clock Monday afternoon the death angel swiftly taken her from us.  She did not think she was going and said she was not suffering, and died like a Christian should – without an expression of pain or the sting of death.  She is safe home but our hearts ache with her loved ones who must go the rest of the way without her.A Friend ("The Claude News", Claude, Tex., Feb 4, 1916; Sub by V.M.)

REINHEIER, Dorythe M.- ARTHUR, Dorythe M. Reinheier, 90, Arthur, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001). Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.

RICHARDS, Fred Marion - Fred Marion Richards, only child of Wallace and Emma Richards, died April 18th, 1896, aged 19 years, 5 days, after an illness of five days of rheumatic fever, at the home of his parents in Decatur, Illinois. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. W. S. Calhoun officiating. He was born in Tuscola, April 13th, 1877. He was beloved by all who knew him. Fred has been a boy of weak constitution, suffering a greater part of his life; but the life of our dear one has been spared and just on entering manhood the Lord has called him home.

ROBINSON, Arletta - ARCOLA - Arletta Robinson, 71, Arcola, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2001).  Arrangements: Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola. (Decatur Herald & Review)

ROBINSON, Helen Louise - ARCOLA - Helen Louise Robinson, 87, Arcola, retired from Facility Fashions, Sullivan, died Saturday (April 21, 2001). Member: Southside Church of Christ, Mattoon. Survivors: husband, Roy J.; sons, Roy J. "Sonny" Jr. and Mike, both of Arcola; daughter, Patricia Abel, Mattoon; brothers, Harmon Celsor, Russellville, Ky.; Lloyd Celsor, Hartsville, Tenn.; Ned Celsor, Bowling Green, Ky.; Dewey Celsor, Chicago; Edsel Celsor, Godfrey; Revely Celsor, Appleton, Wis.; Web Celsor, Hendersonville, Tenn.; Willie Celsor, Hebron, Ind.; Jimmie Celsor, Titusville, Fla.; sister, Ida Horn, Godfrey; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren. Preceded by: parents, one brother and one sister. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Arthur Cemetery. Memorials: Southside Church of Christ.

ROTA, Debra Jean Douglas
County Name: Douglas County
State: Il
Newspaper: Journal Gazette, Matoon, Illinois
Date: December 7, 2002
Obit: Debbie Rota - Colorado Springs, Colorado Debra Jean Douglas Rota

Debra Jean (Debbie) Rota, 48, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Wednesday (Dec. 4, 2002) at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. The funeral will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday at the Taber Funeral Home in Oakland with Todd Leathermon officiating. Burial will be in Van Voorhis Cemetery, north of Hindsboro. Visitation will be 4 to 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. She was born December 1, 1954, in Tuscola, the daughter of Max and Mary Bacon Douglas. Survivors include her mother of Hindsboro; one son, Garrett of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two daughters, Angela and Rachel, both of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and one brother Brent Douglas of Bloomington. Mrs. Rota was a teacher-assistant working with special needs children and also a physical therapy assistant. She attended the Hindsboro Christian Church and Woodmen Valley Chapel Church in Colorado Springs. Memorials may be made to the Hindsboro Christian Church.
[Journal Gazette from Matoon, Illinois page 18 Dec. 7, 2002 Submitters Name: Nancy Parker Rist]


SAPP, Harold J. - ARTHUR - Harold J. Sapp, 65, of Arthur died at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday (March 1, 2000) at the Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

SIPP, Mary Elizabeth - Mary Elizabeth the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sipp of Bourbon passed away Sunday night (Dec 10, 1904) aged 5 days. The little child's short life was filled with suffering. God gives and He takes away. He thought that as her life had budded on earth He would let her life bloom in heaven.

SCHLABACH, Mary Ellen - ARTHUR - Mary Ellen Schlabach, 86, of Arthur, died at 1:37 a.m. Sunday (March 19, 2000) at the Arthur Home in Arthur.

SCHROCK, Esther J. - Esther J. Schrock, 76, of Arthur, IL, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at her residence in rural Arthur, IL


SCOTTON, J.C. -- NEWMAN MAN DIES
J. C. Scotton Had Been III for Several Months Death was Thursday
NEWMAN, Nov. 3—J. C. Section died at his home in Newman Thursday night at 10 o'clock after being ill for several months. He is survived by his wife, one daughter Miss Bertha Scotton, of Greencastle Ind., one son, Earnest Scotton of Greencastle.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial at the Newman Cemetery [Decatur Evening Herald Saturday, November 03, 1928, Decatur, Illinois - BZ - Sub by FoFG]

SEAMAN, Vernon Smith - Vernon Smith Seaman, 67, of New Britain, Conn., formerly of Arcola, died at 3 p.m. Friday (Jan. 28, 2000) at his residence.

SEARS, Mary Kathryn - ARCOLA ; Mary Kathryn Sears, 81, of Arcola died at 3 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 18, 1999) at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.

SHONKWILER, Mrs. Abner
Mrs. Abner Shonkwiler died Monday at the age of 70. [Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19 - tr. by N. Kramer]

SIDERS, Kate - CAMARGO...Funeral Services were held Sunday afternoon, in the home for Mrs. Kate Siders who passed away at her home here on Friday, from pneumonia. Reverand J. R. McBride, of Newman, preached the sermon and music was rendered by G. C. Jeffers of Tuscola, and Mrs. Carlos Brewer. She leaves to mourn her loss, Mrs. Laura Honn, of Murdock; Mrs. Clara Dwyer, of California; Pleasant Siders, of Villa Grove; Frank Siders, of Charleston; and John Malloy, a son from a former marriage. Tuscola Journal, Date Unknown, contributed by source #5


SLAUGHTER, Lucile
PASSED AWAY IN TEXAS
Remains Were Brought to Newman from Funeral and Interment on Tuesday
December 20, 1907
Miss Lucile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Slaughter, died at her home in Pierce, Texas., Dec 13th after an illness of only a few days duration of pneumonia. The remains were brought to Newman, Monday afternoon accompanied by two brothers of Mrs. Slaughter, the mother and father being unable to attend the remains on account of the delicate condition of the mother, who gave birth to a boy on Monday. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in this city, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Charles Bloom , pastor at the church. The music on the occasion was rendered by a quartette composed of Misses Susie Sutton and Lucetta Smith, Messrs, Shelly Burgett and C.O. Brown, with Miss Hattie Smith presiding at the organ. A large concourse of people were in attendance at the funeral ritesand attended the remains to their last resting place in the Newman cemtery.
The death of the little girl came as a very heavy shock to the relatives here as they were not aware of her sickness until they received a message announcing her death. The deceased was born in Newman, Feb 13, 1894, and until about five years ago lived here and has many young friends and acquaintances here having renewed their friendship about six months ago when she visited Newman with her parents. The death is a very sad one, indeed
[Submitted by Source #44]


SLAUGHTER, Lucinda
DEATH OF NOBLE WOMAN
Mrs. William Slaughter, an invalid for many years, passed to her eternal home on Last Thursday at 8 o'clock. Last Thursday evening at eight o'clock at the family residence on East Houghton street occurred the death of Mrs. William Slaughter. She was more than sixty-three years of age and for a long time been an invalid. The funeral services were held from the residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. A. A. White of the Methodist church officiating. The husband of the deceased is an old soldier and the pall bearers were old veterans, as follows: Harrison Entler, Isaac Smith, Carey Snyder, W. B. Thompson, J. R. Cantrall and Henry C. Jones. The interment was in the city cemetery.
Mrs. Slaughter's maiden name was Lucinda Isabelle Thomas and she was born July 25, 1850, near Newport, Indiana. at the age of two years she came with her parents to near Camargo and her life was spent in that vicinity with the exception of a few years. Dec 21, 1868, she was married to Wm. M. Slaughter and to them were born nine children, of whom the following seven and husband survive her: Samuel J. of Newman:John C, Battle Creek, Mich; B. L, Arcola; Mrs. George Presnail, Decatur; and Mrs. F.A. Fullerton, James E., and Miss Mayme , of this city. She also leaves two brothers and two sisters, one of whom, Mrs. Sarah Kincaid, of Newman, was with her during her last illness. The other sister residing at Galena, Kan., was unable to come on account of illness. The brothers are Alonzo F., of Broadlands, and B.M. of Toronto, Indiana. When nineteen years of age Mrs. Slaughter was converted and united with the Methodist church but was not received into full connection until a few weeks ago- [Tuscola Journal, 13 Dec. 1913 - Submitted by Source #44].

SMITH, Robert B. - VILLA GROVE - Robert B. Smith, 75, Bloomington, formerly of Villa Grove, retired Air Force Maj., died Friday (Feb. 23, 2001).  Member: Amer ican Telephone Pioneers and American Legion.  Survivors: wife; son; 2 daughters; sister; seven grandchildren.  Prec eded by: parents.   Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove.  Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial: Camargo Cemetery.

SMITH, William A., 82, of Villa Grove, formerly of Mason, died at 8 a.m. Thursday in Mercy hospital at Urbana. Funeral services were held at Villa Grove, Saturday, with burial in the cemetery at Mason, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Smith was a brother of Mrs. R (Rudolph) Bandalow of this city (Mason, IL?). [27 Dec 1956, Unknown newspaper - submitted by Barbara Aehlert]

SMITH, Rev. W.D. - On Tuesday, of last week, Rev. W. D. SMITH, of Mansfield, was taken sick with congestion of the lungs, and he died on Sunday morning last. Monday his body was taken to Maxville, and the funeral held at the church, which was crowded, and many had to remain outside. The Atwood band was present and took part in the services, which were of a solmn and impressive character. Mr. SMITH was pastor of the Christian church at Maxville, for two years, but about two months since his time expiring, he moved to Mansfield. A large procession, for the place, followed his remains to the grave led by the band. [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

SPEAR, Guy - ARCOLA - Guy Spear, 75, of Arcola, IL passed away at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at his residence in Arcola, IL.

SULLENDER, James E. - ATWOOD - James E. Sullender, 79, Atwood, retired from Quantum USI, Tuscola, died Saturday (March 24, 2001).   Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hilli goss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood. Masonic service.  Burial: Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon, with mili tary rites.  Memorials: United Church of Atwood. (Decatur Herald & Review)

SWINFORD, Sherman J. "Bud" - ATCOLA –Sherman J. “Bud” Swinford, 70, Arcola, constructionworker, died Sunday (Dec. 21, 1997). Graveside services: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Chesterville Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola [Herald and Review (Decatur, Illinois) – 23 Dec 1997, Tue - page 7]



THOMAS, Gladys Y. - HINDSBORO - Gladys Y. Thomas, 95, of Hindsboro, died at 4 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 4, 1999), at her residence.

THOMAS, J. MILAS - TUSCOLA – J. Milas Thomas, 90, of Tuscola, died 8:40 p.m. Friday (Jan 7, 2000) in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola, with the Rev. Clyde Snyder officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Memorials to: Tuscola United Methodist Church Building Fund, 401 E. Sale St., Tuscola, IL 61953. Mr. Thomas was born Jan. 20, 1909, in Tuscola, the son of Joseph D. and Iva Mae Jividen Thomas. He married Mary K. Dehart on June 30, 1929, in Tuscola. She died Aug. 26, 1983. He married Lena I. Weaver Densmore in 1984 in Tuscola. She died Feb 10, 1989. He married Marquirete M. Vaughn Thompson in 1990 in Tuscola. She survives. Mr. Thomas retired from the U.S. Postal Service after serving 42 years in the finance department as an office examiner. He was a former member of the Douglas County Board, where he also served as board chairman. He was a former Douglas County court bailiff. He was a member of the former First Presbyterian Church of Tuscola, where he served as an elder. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church, Tuscola Masonic Lodge 332, AF & AM and member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mr. Thomas was a notable historian of Tuscola. Surviving are his wife; son, James M. Thomas Jr. of Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughters, Jean Kincannon of Elk River, Minn.; Joyce Coil of Anoka, Minn.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. [Herald and Review (Decatur, Illinois), 9 Jan 2000, Sun, page 11]

THOMPSON, Herbert C., ATWOOD - Herbert C. Thompson, 90, Atwood, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001).  Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood.  Burial: Mackville Cemetery, Atwood.  Memorials: United Church of Atwood.

THORNTON, Samuel - S. THORNTON DIED SUDDENLY LAST THURSDAY - Samuel Thornton, well known Arcola man who had lived in or near this city most of his life, died suddenly last Thursday afternoon (May 03, 1928) at his home on East Jefferson street from an attack of angina pectoralis. He started uptown about 8 o'clock in the morning with J. O. Lucas a neighbor, but became ill and started back home, telling Mr. Lucas to call a physician.

Dr. McCain responded and found Mr. Thornton feeling better but still complaining of a pain which extended from the region of the heart down his left arm. He had not been feeling well for some weeks and said he had suffered several attacks in Detroit, where he had been living for several years till he returned to Arcola about two months ago. About 2 o'clock he was sitting in the home talking to his sister, Mrs.Grant, who had been called when he began breathing with difficulty and rasping. Dr. McCain was again called but Mr. Thornton was dead when he arrived. The body was taken to the McCann undertaking rooms to prepare for burial.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Arcola Baptist church conducted by E.E. Gore of Tuscola. Internment was in the Chesterville cemetery.

Mr. Thornton had been in Arcola for the past two months coming from Detroit for a visit and to do some repair work on his residence. He had intended to start back to Detroit on Sunday. The family had been making their home in that city for the past two years, moving there to be closer to their children who has previously gone there to work. Samuel Thornton was born in Bagdad, Ill. four miles west of Arcola, June 26, 1867, a son of Samuel and Anna Thornton. He was married to Mrs. Nettie Ida Engle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Hendrickson of Chesterville, Nov. 13, 1893 and she with three sons, Benjamin, Daniel and Glenn, and one daughter, Florence, all of Detroit, survive him. He also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Grant, Mrs. Pearl Shaffer, Mrs. Nettie Toland of Arcola and Mrs. Laura Davis of Paris. Also one brother George Thornton of Arcola.


TINWELL, Dr. G. W.
--Dr. G. W. Tinwell, a prominent physician of Arcola, fell dead in the door yard of his residence on the 18th inst.
[The Paris Gazette, Wednesday, December 24, 1879 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

TIPTON, Howard L. - ARTHUR - Howard L. Tipton, 63, of Arthur, died at 1:25 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2000, in his home.Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist Church, Arthur, with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery, Arthur. Memorials may be made to the Arthur Ambulance and EMT's or the Arthur Lions Club.Mr. Tipton was born on January 13, 1937, in Decatur, the son of Jesse and Mary Winholz Tipton. Mr. Tipton was the retired owner and chef of the Old Heidelberg" restaurant in Arthur. He was a member of the Garfield Baptist Church in Decatur, treasure of the Illinois Chef's Association, treasure of the sportsman club, Arthur. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved grandmother and two brothers.

TULLIS, Frances E. - Villa Grove-Frances E. Tullis, 83, Villa Grove, retired from Wegeng Insurance Agency, died Thursday (Feb 8, 2001).  Member: Villa Grove United Church and Business and Professional Women Association.  Survivors: one daughter, of Littleton, Colo.  Preceded by: parents, husband, Alec Popoff, and one sister.

Services: Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove.  Visitation:  4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Burial: Villa Grove Cemet ery, Memorials:  Illinois Special Olympics. TURBEYVILLE, William.
WM. Turbeyville Dead Nov 26 Nov 1908
Passed Away at His Pleasant County Home on Thanksgiving Morning After a Lingering Illness.
"William Turbeyville, son of Wiley Turbeyville and Adaline, his wife was born in Vermillion county, Indiana, Dec 23, 1844 and died at his Home one and one-half mile south-west of Newman, Ill on the 26th day of November 1908, at the age of 65 years, 11 months, and three days; after an illness of many months duration.
In 1856 Mrs. Turbeyville came with his parents from his native state unto the vicinity of where the city of Newman now stands, and before the organization of Douglas county and her he grew to manhood as a farm laborer. On Dec 29, 1863, Mr. Turbeyville joined the army in defence of the flag, becoming a member of Co. E. 79th Reg Ill Vol, Infy., as a recruit, and at the muster out of this regiment at the expiration of its enlistment not expiring at this time, he was transferred into the 42nd Ill. Vol. Infy., in which command he remained until the close of the war, or until Dec 16, 1865, and when mustered out he bore the rank of a corporal. His comrades in arms speak in praise of his loyalty and soldierly qualities. Mr. Turbeyville was united in marriage to Mrs. Lydia Brackett Nee Hopkins, on March 17th day, 1870 to which union seven children, five daughters and two sons were born, all of whom are living, except two dying in infancy to wit; Ella, wife of Sandford N. Albin, of this vicinity; Ophie, intermarried with Carl Ayers, who resides at Elnora, IN, and Bruce. Rose and and Opal, who still remain under the parental roof, and two children, a boy and girl who died in infancy.
As a man and neighbor Mr. Turbeyville had the good will and respect of the entire community in which he had long and continuously resided and had been honored and will therefore be missed. Mrs. Turbeyville leaves to mourn their sad loss his beloved companion and those of his immediate family above mentioned; three brothers, Joel of Decatur, Ill, Thomas of Hillsdale, IN, S, F, of this vicinity, and two sister, Vina Robb and Mattie McKenney, both of Ottawa, Kansas, and eight grand children and many others near and remotely related to all of whom the heartfelt sympathies of this community, in which the deceased had so long been a favored member, are freely extended."
The funeral services were held at the late home south-west of Newman,, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. W. Caseley, and were largely attended by relatives and friends. Rev. Casely preached a very t touching and able discourse. The music was rendered by a male quartette composed of M.S. Smith, Frank Sidenstricker, Shelly Burgett, and Fred White, with Miss Jessie Vadine at the piano and was appropriate and touching. The funeral rites were under the auspices of G. A. R. post of Newman who carried out their impressive ritualistic ceremonies at the Albin cemetery, where the remains were interred.
[Submitted by Source #44]


VANDEVEER, Raymond Robert - ARCOLA - Raymond Robert Vandeveer Sr., 86, of Arcola, died at 5 a.m. Saturday (April 15, 2000) at the Arcola Health Care Center.

VANHYFTE, Joseph - ARCOLA - Joseph Bernard VanHyfte, 71, of Arcola, formerly of Silvis, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 1, 2000) at the Arcola Healthcare Center. He was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Garnett, Kan., a son of Alphonse and Mable Crosier VanHyfte. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister. Mr. VanHyfte was a mechanic for International Harvester in East Moline. He was a member of the Catholic Church and an army veteran of the Korean War.

VERMELAND, Nettie Marie - ARCOLA - Mrs. Nettie Marie Vermeland, 91, of Arcola, formerly of Corpus Christi, Texas, died at 7:40 AM Saturday, March 25, 2000 at Douglas Manor in Tuscola.

WEST, James Orville - ARTHUR ; James Orville West, 69, of Arthur died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) at The Arthur Home.

WHITAKER, Helen - ARCOLA - Helen Whitaker, 86, of Arcola died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 9, 2000) at the Douglas Manor Nursing Home in Arcola.

WHITE, Glenneth
NEWMAN : Glenneth E. White, 86, of Newman died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday (May 1, 2004) at Boxwood Healthcare Center, Newman. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Joines Funeral Home, 401 W. Gillogly St., Newman. The Rev. Thomas Swantner and the Rev. Kevin Nourie will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, north of Newman. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [The News-Gazette-Champaign, IL]

WHITE, Glenneth E.
Newman- Funeral services for Glenneth E. White, 86, of Newman, IL will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Joines Funeral Home, Newman. Burial will be Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Joines Funeral Home, 401 Gillogly St., Newman. Mrs. White died at 11:15 Saturday (May 1, 2004) at the Boxwood Healthcare Center, Newman. He was born February 11, 1918, in Edgar County, a son of Everett and Ovie Kincaid White. He married T. Kathleen Wyatt on January 14, 1941, in Hume. She Survives. Also surviving are threes sons, Douglas White, Stanley White, and Charles White all of Newman: six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. He was a lifetime farmer northeast of Newman. He was a league bowler for many years. He also enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren participate in sports. He was a member of the Newman Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newman Methodist Church or the Newman Township Library.
[Featured in the News-Gazette, Paris Beacon News, Tuscola Journal, Decatur Hearld and the Newman Independent. - Submitted by Source #44]

WHITE, Lois
Newman- Funeral services for Lois M. White, 86, of Newman will be at 2 P.M. Thursday at Joines Funeral Home, 301 W. Gillogly St., Newman. The Rev. Dennis Beedy will officiate. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery.
Visitation will be for one hour before the services Thursday at the funeral home.
Miss White died at 8 A.M. Tuesday (Sept 24, 1991) at Boxwood Health Care Center, Newman.
She was born Oct 12, 1904 Sargeant Township, Douglas County, a daughter of John F. and Martha Jones White. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Miss White graduated from Illinois State Normal University, Normal, and the Central College, Indianapolis, IN. She taught in Douglas County schools for 15 years and was a teacher at Elgin for 22 years before she retired in 1970. before her teaching career, she worked in Washington. D.C., from 1941 to 1946 as a civilian employee in Air Force Personnel.
She was a member of Shaw Memorial Presbyterian Church at Newman, Alpha Delta Kappa professional sorority and the National Retired Teachers Association. She traveled extensively in the United States and foreign countries. (The Newman Independent - Submitted by Source #44)

WHITE, Lucy L.
MRS. THOS WHITE
Funeral Was Conducted at the Wesley Chapel on Friday, Being Largely Attended.
The funeral of Mrs. Thomas White, a brief notice of whose demise was given in the last week's Independent, and whose obituary appears below, was held, at Wesley chapel, Friday, the 25th inst., at 2 o'clock P.M., and was largely attended, which indicates the love and respect in which the deceased was held by her neighbors, among whom she had lived a blameless life of full two score years. The discourse was made by Rev. Hamilton of the M.E. church, of this city, and was in keeping with his reputation as a speaker on such occasions. The loveable Christian character of the deceased, and the high esteem and respect in which she was held by all within the bounds of her acquaintance, amply justified the subject matter of the reverend's discourse, and his hearers were in full accord with his timely utterances on this occasion. Appropriate music was rendered by a quartette composed of S. N. Albin, Barney Atto, Rose Turbeyville and Stella Ogdon; with Miss Opal Turbeyville at the organ. The floral offerings were abundant and suitably chosen. Interment took place at the Albin Church Cemetery.

This obituary was read:
"Lucy L., daughter of Charles C. and Rhena Ann Higbee, was born near Evansburg, Coshocton Co., Ohio, on Nov 11, 1832, and died near Newman, Douglas Co., Ill., June 22nd 1905, at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 11 days, after an illness of many months.
She was the third child of a family of five children- three girls and two boys- two of whom, Alfred Higbee, of Chamois, MO., and Mrs. Mary Maxwell of Avondale, Ohio, survive her. She was united in marriage to Thomas White, at or near Orange, in county of Coshocton and state of Ohio, Nov 6, 1859. To them were born four sons and five daughters, seven of whom survive the mother; two died- a boy and a girl- having died in infancy. In 1865, Mrs. White with husband and family emigrated to Douglas county, Illinois, spending the winter following near the Brushy Fork post office, moving in the spring of 1861 to the village of Newman, and in 1867 to the farm on which she had ever since lived, until translated to the better land, beyond the Jordan of Death. Very early in life, antedating her marriage some years, she was converted and united with the United brethren Church, in the county of her birth. Upon her removal to this state there being no society of that denomination convenient, she with her husband placed their church letters with the Methodist Episcopal church, and has ever since been identified with that body, first at Newman, and then at Wesley Chapel; having in all these years exemplified the doctrines of her divine Master by a Godly walk and an upright conversation. The condition of her health for some years had prevented her, in a great measure, from active church work, as well as from mingling with neighbors and friends, as had been her wont and pleasure when in health.

Mrs. White was a plain unassuming woman, domestic and home loving in habit, and disposition, her theatre of action was therefore in her home and family, tho entirely free from exclusiveness or selfish motives, so she was a true wife, a loving mother, an all round Neighbor, and an exemplary citizen and will be sorely missed not only in the home but in all the circles of her acquaintance, as well. Her health had been precarious for several years past, but had gone through the past winter and early spring, with no new dangers apparently in her condition, and hopes of more marked improvement in her health, were fondly indulged by her family and friends; but these hopes were not to be realized. And on the evening of the 19th inst. without any previous warning or premonitions, a stroke of paralysis, from which she did not rally, and three days later, the death angel came, and brought relief to the long and patient sufferer, and bore her redeemed spirit through the pearly gates to the eternal city, "Washed in the blood of the Lamb", and herein is our consolation, that of the sorely bereaved family, as well, four of the seven survivors of which with her companion, were present, when her spirit took its upward flight. Mrs. White leaves surviving her an aged companion who had loyally walked hand in hand with her along life's pathway, cambered with the ups and downs in evident to our earthly environments, for more than forty-six years. Seven children-three sons, Charles, of the state of Washington; William, St. Louis, MO., and J. Richmond, of this vicinity and four daughters, Mary E. Boaz, of Oklahoma; Laura Long, of Loogootee, Ill.; Sybil W. Willis and Miss Rhoda White, of Newman, Ill., the later of whom has paternal roof, and she lovingly assisted in caring for the mother in her long protracted illness. And besides those of her own immediate family, she leaves many other relatives and friends among which is this entire community in which she had so long been a respected member and whose loss will be a personal one; to all of whom the sympathies, unfeigned and heartfelt, of the public, are freely and fully extended"
[Newman Weekly Independent, (Vol 31) June 30, 1905 - Submitted by Source #44]

WHITE, Martha Jones
July 20, 1939- Funeral Services of Mrs. White-
Services Held at the M.E. Church On Thursday of Last Week.
The funeral rites of the late Mrs. Martha White, of this city, were held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church on Thursday afternoon, of last week, July 22nd, at 3 o'clock. Interment was at Albin cemetery, southwest of Newman. Rev. R. S. Fairchild, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. George E. Keithley, pastor of the Shaw memorial Presbyterian Church, had charge of the services. Music for the occasion was furnished by Miss Martha Shephard who sang favorite selections of the deceased. Mrs. Harvey E. Winkler was accompanist. Pallbearers were all grandsons of Mrs. White, as follows: Carlos Stephens; Richmond Ogdon, Farrell Ogdon and Willard Lewis. Floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. Martha Lewis, Mrs, Ethel Michael, and Miss Jane Bacon, Miss Ann White, Miss Mildred White, Mrs. Dorcella Stephens, Miss Virginia Hawkins, Mrs. Delzie White, Mrs. Dorothy Ogden, Mrs. Lucille McNabb, and Mrs. Ines Lough.
The following obituary was read at the service:
"Martha Jones White was born on her father's farm southwest of Newman, IL on January 26, 1865. She passed away at her home in Newman, July 20, 1937. Her parents were John F. and Mariah Hopkins Jones. Her early education was acquired in her home district at the Winkler School.
At the age of 21 she was married to John Richmond White. To this union were given five children: Charles Everette White, Hazel White Ogden, Harry Clark White, Zella Mariah Stephens, and Lois Mildred White. Mr. and Mrs. White lived to see their children grown. Mr. White died November 24, 1926 and on February 6, 1928, occurred the death of their older son, and eldest of the children, Charles Everette White. Besides her children, Mrs. White leaves twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Mc Gown of Gallion, Alabama. Her only brother Ephriam Jones passed away early this year.
One comfort and joy of Mrs. White's life since Mr. White passed away has been having her daughter, Lois at home, and this last year she has also been made very happy by having in her home, Miss Rita ----(last name not legible)
Mrs. White was a life long able volunteer of the M.E. Church. Her pastors found her steadfast and dependable. She was communion steward for a number of years, which she held until death. She was loyal in her Sunday School, a member of the Sunshine Class. She was a devoted wife, and mother, loved deeply, but was reserved. She was truly a woman with Christian character and a real friend. She inspired the love and respect of all who were fortunate as to know her.
[ Newman Weekly Independent, (Vol 31) June 30, 1905 - Submitted by Source #44]

WHITE, Roscoe Montelle
PARIS, Ill.--- Roscoe Montelle White, 89, of Paris died at 1:30 A.M. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in his home. He was born Jan. 16, 1911, in Newman, Ill., to Charles E. White and Ovie E. (Kincaid)White. Survivors include: One son, Dale, three grandchildren, Deborah, Curtiss, Darla; 6 greatgrandchildren; one brother, Glenneth White; several nieces and nephews. Grave side services are 1 P.M. CST Friday in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Newman Township, Douglas County. There is no visitation. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

WHITE, Thomas
IN MEMORIUM-
Thomas White One of our Most Highly Respected Citizens Died August 8, 1905.
Mr. Thomas White, one of the most highly respected citizens of this vicinity, died at his home southwest of the city, Tuesday evening about 8 o'clock. The deceased is one of the earlier settlers of this section and has a wide acquaintance among the people of this community who regarded him as an honest upright citizen. Mr. White was born December 15, 1829, having thus passed the seventy-fifth milestone in life's highway. The funeral services were held at the Wesley Chapel, three miles south-west of Newman yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. A. E. Hamilton, pastor of the Methodist church, and the remains were laid to rest in the Albin cemetery. The funeral rites were largely attended. [Read a more detailed biography]
[Aug 11, 1905 Newman Weekly Independent - Submitted by Source #44]

WIERMAN, Helen Wierman - ARCOLA - Helen Marie Wierman, 86, of Arcola died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at the Villa Healthcare Center East, Sherman. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, with the Rev. Margaret Misal officiating. Burial will be in Mackville Cemetery, Atwood. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Atwood, the daughter of Charles L. and Arlene Mae Chambers Reisner. She married Jerald H. Wierman in 1936. He died in 1995. Surviving are one son, one daughter, five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one brother. Mrs. Wierman was a homemaker and a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church.

WILLIAMS, Paul - ARCOLA - Paul Albert Williams, 81, of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2000 at his residence in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, IL. Rev. Jack Woods will officiate. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2000 at the funeral home. Paul was born April 24, 1919 in Tuscola, IL. A son of Walter and Grace (Hood) Williams. He married Lauretta C. Newman in Forsyth, IL on September 23, 1951. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, 3 daughters, 5 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Glenn Williams and one sister, Mabel Evans. Paul was a member of the Humboldt United Methodist Church. He farmed in the Oakland and Humboldt area for many years. He also had a Star Route Mail Contract with the United States Post Office for several years. Paul enjoyed watching all kinds of sporting events, especially those involving his children and grandchildren, he also enjoyed livestock judging, playing the guitar and fiddle, and when he was younger he enjoyed square dancing.

WILSON, Ralph Raymond - Ralph Raymond Wilson, 81, of Arthur, died at 9:35 PM Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999 at Sunbridge Care Center in Mattoon.

WINKLER, Zachariah James -- Zachariah James Winkler was born December 29, 1854, and died October 12, 1937 at the home of his son, Elbridge, where he has made his home since his wife's death ten years ago. He was married to Alfrata Jones August 10, 1875. To this union was born 9 children, three daughters, Nora, Lola, and Janet preceded him in death. Mrs. Winkler died August 6, 1927. The living children are: Mervin E., of Tuscola; Hugh E., of Newman,; Ephriam of Rardin; Daisy Fuqua, of West Point, Miss; Flora Snyder of Wichita, Kas; J. Elbridge, of Terre Haute, IN. Mr. Winkler was converted at an early age and has remained a faithful member of the church since. He transfered his membership last fall to the First M. E, Church of Farmersburg, IN. He leaves to mourn his departure, the six children, 20 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends."
The above obituary was read at the funeral of Z. J. Winkler on Friday afternoon of last week. The services were held at the M. E. Church. Interment was at Newman Cemetery. Music for the occasion was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. H. B. Smith, Miss Martha Shephard, Messars. H. B. Smith and W. C. Becton, with Mrs. Harvey Winkler at the pipe organ
[Newman Independent - submitted by Source #44]

WISEMAN - DIED - In Camargo township, last Saturday evening, about 8 o'clock, of croup, Annie, youngest daughter of Abner WISEMAN; aged 9 years. It is the loss of such an amiable child that casts the greatest gloom over a community and arouses the deepest sympathy, and such sympathy, is tendered the bereaved family by a large circle of friends. [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]
YODER, Emma - ARTHUR ; Emma Yoder, 87, of Arthur, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday (Dec. 31, 1999) at Urbana Manor Care.

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