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ADAMS, Mrs. Elizabeth - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, 73, who died in St. Mary's Hospital at Decatur at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, were conducted at the Arthur Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Adams the widow of James "Hammie" Adams who died on September 11, 1956, had been in ill health for the past five years because of a heart aliment. The Rev. Kenneth Plummer, pastor of the church conducted the services. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harve Thomas, E. L. Upstone, Hans Oye, Rondel Cater, Klyde Combs, and Fred White. Fleming Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Adams was born in Arthur on January 5, 1884, the daughter of John and Margaret Stolter. She was a life-long resident of Arthur. She and Mr. Adams were married on December 31, 1900. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Vaughn of Arthur, Mrs. Vira Garrett of Tuscola and Mrs. Emily Stout of Tuscola.; two sons, Ferd of Lansing Mich. and James of Dyer, Ind; one sister, Mrs. Mary Kinney of Arthur; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, two brothers; John and David, and a sister, Lena, also preceded her in death. Arthur Graphic Clarion, June 6, 1957 [src #7]

ADAMS, James Hamilton - "Hammie" ... Hammie Adams Dies In Decatur Tuesday - aged 78, a life-long resident of the Arthur area, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital at Decatur. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the Arthur Methodist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Plummer. Mrs. Martha Albers will be organist and Mrs. H. L. Phillips will sing " The Old rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Friends may call at the Fleming Funeral Home until noon today. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Pallbearer will be Klyde Combs, Fred White, Al Schlabach, Delbert Albers, June Wood, and Joe Hood, all members of the Arthur Fire Department. Mrs. Adams became ill Saturday evening and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital Sunday after he was stricken again. He was born April 28, 1878 in Jonathan Creek Township, the son of Edward and Margaret Lane Adams. On December 31, 1900 he was married to the former Elizabeth Stoler, who survives. Mr. Adams was employed by Progress Manufacturing Company in the early years of that firm, later worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring in 1927, and from 1932 until 1943 he was employed by the Arthur Village Board in the water department. He had been semi-retired since then. He was a member of the Arthur Methodist Church, a charter member of the Arthur Fire Department and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Besides his widow he is survived by his father, Edward Adams, 98, of Pierson Station; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Vaughn of Arthur, and Mrs. Dave Garrett and Mrs. Clarence Stout, both of Tuscola; two sons, Ferd of Lansing, Mich, and James E. of Dyer, Ind.; one sister, Ms. A. F. Dawkins of Mahomet; one half-sister, Mrs. Lela Brownfield of Champaign; two half-brothers, Fred Fulfer of Salem and Roy Fulfer of Urbana, 19 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. A brother, Albert Adams, and a half-brother, Jesse Fulfer, proceeded him in death. Arthur Graphics Clarion September 13, 1956 [Src #7]

ADKINS, Danny - TUSCOLA - Danny Edwards Adkins Sr., 58, of Tuscola died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., the son of Samuel and Delcia Mae Cross Adkins. He married Betty Smiley in 1962. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, two sons, one daughter, three brothers, three sisters, and six grandsons. He was preceded in death by his father, two sons and one daughter. Mr. Adkins was a handyman and a member of the Kemp United Church of Christ in rural Arcola.

Mrs. Ella Albin Succumbs After A Short Illness
One of Newman's Most Highly Respected Women Passes To The Great Beyond.-Funeral Rites Took Place at Wesley Chapel Wednesday at 2:30 P.M.- Interment at Albia Cemetery
This community was shocked early Tuesday morning when it became known that Mrs. S.N. Albin, who has been in ill health for some time had passed to the great beyond, at her home on Yates Street, the spirit having taken flight about 2 o'clock in the morning.
The funeral rites took place at the Wesly Chapel, three miles south-west of Newman, Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. David F. Nelson, assisted by Rev. J.R. McBride, and were largely attended by relatives and friends. The music was rendered by a quartet composed of Mrs. H. B. Smith, Mrs. George Roller, Mesars. M.S. Smith, and F. L. White with Mrs. C. E. Douglass presiding at the piano. The floral offerings were numerous and most beautiful. Interment was at the Albin Cemetery. The following obituary was read at the last sad rites:
"Ella,daughter of Wm., and Lydia Turbeyville, was born near Newman, August 12, 1871. After her girlhood and school days were past she united in marriage to Sanford N. Albin on March 12, 1889, and to this union five children were born: Mrs. Orris Clark, Mrs. Robert Boyer, Mrs. Ray Allen, Emerson R., and Leonard B. Albin, all living near Newman, Ill. She was a faithful wife and mother, and always accompanied the children to the church and Sunday school. She was filled with desire, ability and willingness and as the years slipped by she toiled daily by the side of her companion; as a chum and comrade as well as wife and mother.
She united with the Wesley Chapel church during a revival conducted by Rev. J. R. McBride in 1913, and she was happy to know that all the children were in the church. The same faithfulness existed also in her church work. She was always willing, always ready to do even more than her part. As a real neighbor and helper in times of sorrow and sickness she had few equals, and many a home was blessed by her presence and helping hands in time of need. She, with the husband, left the farm home and moved to Newman on January 10, 1918, where they have since lived, and through the years much of her time and ability has been devoted to the farm home, to the homes of her children and to the church in the community. Her ability, her willingness, her pleasant, jolly spirit, and the fact that she continued side by side with the companion in toil or travel, as well as pleasure and business, won the hearts of those who knew her. Her nature and spirit was such that it was almost impossible to quit going and doing; yet during her recent illness she never murmured or complained, and as disease over came the body the spirit slipped away in the quiet early hours of November 11, 1924, having tarried here but 53 years. She leaves to mourn the great loss-the husband, the five children, twelve grand children, and the three sisters; Mrs. Ophie Ayers, Elnora, Ind.; Mrs. Rose Wimberly, MT. Vernon, Ill.; Miss Opal Turbeyville, Newman, Illinois, with many other relatives and friends." POEM OMITTED [Newman Independent - Submitted by Source #44]

ANDERSON, Mark Douglas - TAMPA, FLA. - Mark Douglas Anderson, 35, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Tuscola, died at 1:38 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 2, 1999) at Town and Country Hospital in Tampa, Fla.

ANTLE, Lee Jean - Lee Jean Antle, 66, of Arcola, IL, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000 at her residence in Arcola, IL.

ARGANBRIGHT, Hazel O. - ARTHUR - Hazel O. Arganbright, 85, of Arthur died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, (June 29, 2000) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.The funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Vine Street Christian Church, Arthur, with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery.She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Edwardsville, a daughter of Titus O. and Etta O. Johnstone Williams. She married Clarence E. Arganbright in 1935; he died in 1986.Surviving are two daughters, five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.Mrs. Arganbright was a homemaker and a member of the Vine Street Christian Church, the Mariorretta Rebekah Lodge No. 347, both of Arthur and the PSI IOTA XI Sorority.

ARCILLA, Martha A. - ARTHUR - Martha A. Helmuth Arcilla, 56, owner of Martha's Bus Line, San Diego, Calif., died Friday (Dec. 1, 2000). Member Old Order of Amish. Survivors include a son and daughter, both of San Diego, CA; 3 brothers; 4 sisters. She was preceded in death by: her parents.Services: 9 a.m. Monday, Bishop Omer Otto's home, Arthur. Visitation: anytime Dec. 2 or 3, Bishop Otto's home. Arrangements by: McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial: Yoder Cemetery, Arthur.

ARWINE, Mary Helen - TUSCOLA - Mary Helen Arwine, 86, Tuscola, homemaker, died Saturday (April 7, 2001). Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hugo Cemetery, Camargo. No Visitation. Arrangements by Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola (Decatur Herald & Review)

ASCHERMANN, Donald G. - ARTHUR; Donald G. "Mike" Aschermann, 77, of Arthur, died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 28, 1999) at the Arthur Home.

ASHLEY, Edward Ray - Edward Ashley Obituaries, Arcola Record Herald, 151:1, (August 16, 2012), p. 9.
Edward Ray Ashley, 73, of Arcola, died at 12:34 a.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. A celebration of life service was to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at the Arcola United Methodist Church with Rev. Vince Rohn officiating. A reception was to follow in the church basement. Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust St., Arcola, is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Ashley was born August 15, 1938, in Humboldt, the son of James Ray and Lillie Magdalene Edwards Ashley. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Lenora Sitz in Arcola on March 6, 1959. She survives in Arcola. Also surviving are four daughters, Tina Lynn (Craig) VanDeveer, Lisa Kaye (Kurt) Karmazinas, Lori Dale Ashley Anderson, all of Arcola, and Teri Raye (Tom) Scaggs of Champaign; 13 grandchildren, Stephen (Lauren) VanDeveer of Morris, Amber (Rich) Weaver of Hindsboro, Whitney (Matt) McCullough, Tori and Cameron Anderson, Kathryn, Kayle, Klairyn and Kauryn Karmazinas, all of Arcola, and Andrew, Matthew, Madison and Thomas Scaggs of Champaign; five greatgrandchildren, Tristan Anderson, Jacob, Jayden and baby Weaver and Jaxson McCullough; two brothers, Mike Ashley of Newport Richey, FL, and Roger Ashley of Bolivar, MO. He was preceded in death by his father in 1979 and his mother in 1999, and brother, Roy Lee. Mr. Ashley was a 1956 graduate of Arcola High School. He was employed as a draftsman/inspector at U.S.I. Chemical Corp. in Tuscola from 1957 to 1991. In addition, he farmed for many years. Antiques were another passion of Mr. Ashley’s; he and his wife operated Dot’s Corner Shoppe in Arcola for several years, and most recently sold antiques in local malls. Family meant everything to Mr. Ashley. His world revolved around his wife, children and grandchildren. He was instrumental in starting junior high girls’ basketball in the Arcola school system and coached Arcola summer recreation softball junior and senior Girls for many years, including a team in which all four of his girls played at the same time. Many years he coached his teams to the state tournament. He bowled at Old Orchard Lanes and Embassy Lanes for several years. He held high individual series over his years of bowling. Anytime there was a game of cards, Mr. Ashley could be found in the middle. He enjoyed card games with his extended family every June on Father’s Day for the annual reunion which he organized. His true love in retirement was fishing. He could be found fishing in area ponds and loved to fish in Tennessee and the Ozarks.  Mr. Ashley wore many hats. He always expressed his opinion and never backed down from what he believed. He will always be remembered for the kindness he has shown to others, many times anonymously.

ASHWILL, Bertha - ATWOOD - Bertha Winifred Ashwill, 89, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Atwood, died 5:30 A.M. Tuesday (November 2, 1999) in West Side Retirement Village, Indianapolis. Services will be 10 A.M. Thursday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with the Rev. Michael J. Ruhlig officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery. Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 E. Northline Road, Tuscola, IL. Mrs. Ashwill was born in Moultrie County on May 7, 1910, the daughter of John and Effie Mae Faulkner (Fockler) Moody. She was a homemaker and a former rural school teacher in the Cadwell area. She was a former 4-H leader for more than 20 years, a member of Bourbon Home Extension Unit, a former member of the Moultrie County Fair Board and a member of Douglas County Museum Association. She was also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Tuscola and the Ladies Aid at the church. She married Herbert H. Ashwill in Tuscola on June 25, 1932. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1979. Surviving are her daughter Rosamund (Art) Huser of Indianapolis; grandson, Michael Huser of Indianapolis; great-grandson, Weston Huser of Indianapolis; sisters, Mildred Dippel of New Berlin; Thressia "Ted" Watkins of Arthur; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Merle Moody, Oliver Moody, Clifford Moody, Jack Moody and John Moody.

ASHWILL, Herbert H. - Herbert H. Ashwill, 71 of Atwood, formerly of Arthur, died at 8:20 A.M. Sunday (Oct 14, 1979) in Jarman Hospital, Tuscola. The funeral will be held at 1:30 Tuesday in the Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur, where friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Arthur. He was born Feb 12, 1908 in Douglas County, a son of Arthur B. and Margaret Schroeder Ashwill. He married Bertha Moody June 25, 1931. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Rosamund Huser of Zionsville, Ind.; two brothers, John of Hillsboro, Ind., and Arthur of Arthur, and one grandchild. One sister preceded him in death. Mar. Ashwill was a retired farmer.

BARNHART, Flora E. - ARCOLA - Flora E. Barnhart, 78, of Arcola died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday (January 3, 1995) at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. No services are scheduled. Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Barnhart was born June 13, 1916, at Kemp, a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Conner Gray. (NOTE: Flora Barnhart's niece wishes to correct this obituary. The parents of Flora were actually Samuel Gray and Laura (Connor) Gray) She married Homer Barnhart on Dec. 16, 1945, at Chicago. He died Feb. 5, 1967. Survivors include a daughter, one granddaughter; three brothers, and five sisters. She was preceded in death by one brother. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of Arcola Presbyterian Church.

From Slavery to Freedom, Respectability and Prosperity.
Yesterday, about twelve o’clock, Isaac Barr entered into the endless rest of death, that comes to all the living, after years of illness and suffering. He was born in slavery, near Gallatin, Tenn., December 15, 1839, and was reared on a plantation, as was usual in Tennessee. His mother, who had been a house servant in her younger days, caused a record to be made of the events of her family, and the little old book is still held sacred by her children, where are entered their births. As was usual, he took the name of his master and was called by his mother Isaac Barr, which was also his father’s name, but to individualize him the second sirname of Barr was added, making it Isaac B. Barr; although his mother little thought that the young slave would ever be a respected and free citizen. Early in the war he became attached to a Col. Hill, of Brazil, Ind., who afterwards lost a leg in an engagement and died. Young Barr accompanied the remains home and spent some time in Brazil, highly esteemed by Mrs. Hill and her family, which continued during his life and was manifested by a visit to him during his illness. After spending about a year in Brazil he determined to return to the South, and, on Christmas, 1863, came to Mattoon to reach the Illinois Central railroad on his way. On leaving the train at the depot he met one of the Broady boys, still living in the city, and learned that all the colored people, in town, had gone out in the country to a holiday dance, and the young and fine-looking stranger was invited to go along, which he did.
Among those present was John Smith, the well-known barber of Tuscola, and Aus, Perry, of this city. While there Aus, Perry suggested to Smith that he take young Barr with him to Tuscola and teach him the barber’s trade. Smith said he would, and Barr being willing he went north instead of south. After a few months in Tuscola he returned to Mattoon, and for sever years stood behind a chair in Perry Brothers’ shop. Meantime he had married a niece of his employer and built himself a home. About the year 1871 he opened a shop for himself, and for ten years counted among his patrons the best people of the city. All who came in contact with him learned to admire his strictly honest, frank and gentlemanly character. In these respects no citizen of the city stood higher and none could count more friends among the best people.
Through his influence several of his family, including his father and mother, came to Mattoon to reside, and here his ages parents passed away during the past few years. The striking features of his character he received from his mother, who taught all her children those sterling principles of right and integrity that formed the solid basis of upright living and continually gathered to him the esteem and confidence of his fellowmen. In politics he was a thorough republican. No inducement could influence him to waver in his support of that ticket in the slightest degree. Bribes and rewards would not reach him, nor personal appeal swerve him from what he deemed the straight line of duty. His daily life was exemplified as a consistent member of the A. M. E. church.
For several years he has been afflicted with scrofula and rheumatism, and has visited the Hot Springs, Eureka and other health resorts to find relief, but in vain. The disease continued its inroads, until last fall he disposed of his business, after having been for several months confined to his house, and bravely awaited the end, racked continually with untold suffering, from which he only found temporary relief by hypodermic use of morphine.
Unable to read and write he shrank from any conspicuous position where those defects in his education would be apparent, hence he never joined any of the secret orders to which the colored men in our city so generally belong. To his children, however, he offered as good advantages for learning as any of the white families of the city, and les than a year ago completed the improvements which provides his bereaved family with a handsome and commodious home.
The funeral takes place at the family residence this afternoon, and the pall bearers are made up of prominent business men of the city who have tendered their services out of respect to the worth character of the deceased.
The lesson that such a life carries to every thoughtful young man is worth pondering. No one in Mattoon begins the ascent so lowly and unpropitious as this humble colored man did. The plain methods that made his success are open to every one, and should be especially imitated by the young colored men who know in what esteem their deceased elder brother of the same race was held. Peace to his ashes. May many be as good citizens and as honest men as he was. [Mattoon Gazette, 3 Feb 1882, Fri – page1]

BEACHY, Anna E. - ARTHUR - Anna E. Beachy, 87, of Arthur died at 7:10 p.m. Monday (Feb. 21, 2000) at the Arthur Home.

BEACHY, Ernest Lynn - ARTHUR - Ernest Lynn Beachy, 32, of Arthur, died at 11:39 pm Friday, June 30, 2000 in Douglas County. Funeral services will be held 9:00 am Monday at the Daniel Chupp Residence 1/2 mile south of Arthur. Friends may call anytime at the Chupp residence until time of service. Burial will be in Otto Cemetery, Arthur. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Arthur is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Beachy was born April 29, 1968, in Champaign, the son of Freeman and Bertha Chupp Beachy. Mr. Beachy was a cabinet maker with F & B Woodworking in Arthur.Surviving are his parents of Arthur; sister, nephew, niece, and grandfather. He was preceded by one nephew, and grandparents Noah and Lucinda Beachy and Sara Chupp.

BEACHEY, Milton J. - ARTHUR - Milton J. Beachey, 81, of Arthur, IL, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000 at his residence rural Arthur, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2000 at the Arthur Mennonite Church 710 E. Park St., Arthur, IL. Rev. Phil Schrock and Rev. Paul Sieber will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, August 13, 2000 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Arthur Mennonite Church. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Beachey was born July 23, 1919, in Arthur, IL, a son of Jacob D. and Lydia (Yoder) Beachey. He married Barbara Briskey in Hicksville, OH on October 26, 1944. He is survived by his wife, 6 children, and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Milton was a man of strong conviction. He was a member of the Arthur Mennonite Church where he served as Elder, Sunday School Teacher and Church Chorister and sang in special musical groups with the church. He was an avid reader and acquired his GED in 1991. Milton was a prominent farmer in the Arthur area from 1944 until his retirement in 1983. He was also a rural mail carrier from which he also retired in 1983. He was a conscientious objector to the war having served in the Civilian Public Service from 1939 - 1944 in Iowa, California, Pennsylvania and Indiana.

BEALS, Harriet L.
ARTHUR - Harriet L. Beals, 92, of Arthur, died at 7:39 PM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Arthur Cemetery with Rev. Leroy Allison officiating. There will be no visitation. Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Harriet was born July 27, 1921 in Morganfield, Kentucky, the daughter of Claude and Lelah Cobb Lloyd. She married Royal D. Beals in Decatur on November 20, 1941; he preceded her in death on June 26, 2013. Survivors include her daughter, Jane Beals of Bowling Green, Ohio; 2 grandchildren, Stephanie Sentel of Taylorville; Steven (Abrian) Sentel of Clinton; and 1 great granddaughter, Millie Sentel. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kirk B eals; and one sister.
Harriet was a graduate of Nokomis High School. She had worked as a legal secretary for the Rutledge Law Office in Arthur. She was a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church; a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star; and the Arthur Ladies Auxiliary. [Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Friday, June 20, 2014]

BENNETT, Iva - ARCOLA - Iva Belle Bennett, 97, of Arcola, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday (July 12, 2000) at the Arcola Health Care Center. (Decatur Herald & Review)

BERGFIELD, Lowell - ARCOLA - Lowell E. Bergfield, 84, of Arcola was surrounded by his family when he died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 1, at Arcola Free Methodist Church, 219 N. Walnut St. in Arcola. Rev. Walt Truex and Rev. John Higgins officiated. Burial with military rites conducted by the Arcola VFW was held in the Arcola Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main, Arcola, handled arrangements.
Mr. Bergfield was born on July 17, 1925, in Tuscola. He was a son of Elmer Clarence and Lena Lenora (Williams) Bergfield. He married Ruby Wilkins in 1947 in Bridgeport. She died in 1961. He later married Ruth Ellis on June 4, 1966, in Bridgeport. She died in 2006. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Truex and her husband, Walt, of Arcola and Deborah Taylor and her husband, Mike, of Centralia; six grandchildren, Josh Truex and his wife, Amiee, of Arcola, Amber Lenger and her husband, Matt, of Simpsonville, SC, Andrea Barnfield and her husband, Chris, of Iuka, Nathan Truex and Lindsey of Charleston, Adam Taylor of St. Louis, MO, and Jenni Truex of Arcola; four greatgrandchildren, Mark Truex, Rachel Lenger, Hannah Lenger and Abel Truex, and one more expected in January; one brother, Lloyd Bergfield and his wife, Phyllis, of Arcola; and one sister, Deanie Rich of Mattoon. His parents, his wives and one son, Steven Lowell Bergfield, preceded him in death. Mr. Bergfield was a member of the Arcola Free Methodist Church for the past 77 years. He volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent his enlisted time in the South Pacific Ocean. Except while serving in the Navy, he spent his entire life farming in and around the Arcola area. After he retired from farming, he transported Amish. [Arcola Record-Herald, c. 3 Dec 2009 - Sub. by Bill Harshbarger]

BLAASE, Fern E. - ARTHUR - Fern E. Blaase, 86, of Arthur passed away 12:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Services will be 2 p.m, Tuesday in Vine Street Christian Church, Arthur, conducted by the Rev. Michael Johnson. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Vine Street Christian Church. Mrs. Blasse was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Garrett, the daughter of Sylvan E. and Vinnie G. Jividen Wildman. She was a retired nurse's aide for the Illinois Masonic Home in Sullivan. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 427 of Arthur. She married Floyd Thompson Blaase Feb. 19, 1938, in Tuscola. He precede her in death Dec. 14, 1970. Surviving are two brothers; two sisters; a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, M. E. Wildman and Ralph H. Wildman. (Decatur Herald & Review)

BLOOMFIELD, Glen E. - VILLA GROVE - Glen E. Bloomfield, 59, Villa Grove, painter, died Tuesday (March 13, 2001). Survivors: wife, son, 4 daughters, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 4 grandchildren. Preceded by: father and one brother. Private family memorial services: at a later date. Arrangements by Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Memorials: Christian Children's Home, St. Joseph. (Decatur Herald & Review)

BOOTH, Ree - ARCOLA ; Ree Booth, 92, of Arcola died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 18, 1999) at the Arthur Home. The funeral was Monday at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola with the Rev. Barney Wells officiating. The burial site is in Arcola Cemetery. She was born March 29, 1907, in Annetta, Ky., the daughter of Benny and Tisha (Carroll) Decker. She married Zelphie H. Booth in 1926. He died in 1983. Surviving are one son, two daughters both of Arcola; one half-sister, five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, one grandson, one great-grandson, one half-sister and four half-brothers. Mrs. Booth was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, houseplants and spending time with her family

BORNTREGER, Roman N. - ARTHUR - Roman N. Borntreger, 76, Arthur, retired farmer, died Sunday (March 25, 2001). Member: Old Order Amish. Survivors:wife; 6 sons; 4 daughters; 1 brother; 1 sister; 5 step-brothers; 4 step-sisters; 34 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, step-mother, one son, one daughter, two grandsons, one brother, and one step-brother. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday, family home, 348 E. County Rd. 300 N., Arthur. Visitation : anytime before services, family home. Arrangements by: Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola. Burial Otto Cemetery, Arthur. (Decatur Herald & Review)

BRANCH, Marvin - NEWMAN - Marvin "Shorty" Branch, 92, Newman, retired from Zeigler Bell, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001). Member: Yankee Ridge Clippers Camping Club and Good Sam Club. Survivors: wife; son; daughter; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister. Preceded by: one brother and one sister. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Newman Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Joines Funeral Home, Newman. Memorials: Boxwood Nursing Home, Newman. (Decatur Herald & Review)

BREEDEN, JACK K. - Well Known Farmer Dies -- Jack Breeden, a well known and much respected farmer, died at his home, six miles east and two miles south of this city, at seven o’clock on Tuesday evening, from cancer of the stomach. The deceased had been in poor health for some time and mention of his serious condition was made to the ARCOLIAN a couple of weeks ago. For the past three weeks he has been confined to his bed and his condition for the past few days had been such that death was hourly expected. The funeral was held on Thursday morning at eleven o’clock at the Christian church in Hindsboro. Rev. Piety was the officiating minister. The remains were laid to rest in Greasy Point cemetery. Mr. Breeden came to this section in 1853 and was resided here ever since. He was a good citizen and leaves many friends who mourn his demise. He was married several years ago to Miss Mary Wells and the latter with five children, three girls and two boys survived him. [The Weekly Arcolian, Vol. 6 no 26, June 18, 1904 - Sub. by Src #49]

BREWER, Walter A - Arthur-Walter A. Brewer, 91 Champaign, died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2001). Member: Eastern Star, Lovington and Freeport Masonic Lodge, Survivors: 1 son, 2 daughters; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Preceded by: four brothers and one sister. Memorial services:11 a.m. Monday, Lovington United Methodist Church. No visitation. Burial: Keller Cemetery, Lovington. Arrangements by: Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana, Memorials: Lovington United Methodist Church.

BROWN, Harold I. - ARTHUR - Harold I. "Broom" Brown, 75, of Arthur, died at 5 a.m. Sunday (March 19, 2000) at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Arthur Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Arthur American Legion Post and the VFW. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur.He was born July 8, 1924, in Dalton City, the son of Charles and Edith Clapp Brown. He married Betty Hutchcraft in 1946. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Tommy Brown of Decatur; one daughter, Cindy Luedke of Argenta; and three grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two sisters.Mr. Brown was a welder at USI Chemical Corp in Tuscola for 32 years. He was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church, the American Legion Post, and Operating Engineers Local #515. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

BURCH, Orville E. - ARCOLA - Orville E. Burch, 90, of Arcola, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday (Feb. 18, 2000) at the Arcola Health Care Center.

BURGETT, Vollie Alice - Mrs. Scott Burgett Funeral Wednesday- Mar 18, 1932
Mrs. Scott Burgett Passed Away After Illness of Several Weeks.- Funeral Services Held at M. E. Church. Wednesday Afternoon.- Burial at Newman Cemetery.
It is with sad hearts that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Scott Burgett of Newman which occurred on Monday afternoon about 2:15 o'clock. She had been in failing health for the past year, but her last illness dated back to last November. Several weeks ago Mrs. Burgett suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which she never recovered. For the past two weeks her condition has been very serious, and relatives and friends have been very much concerned about her.
Mrs. Burgett has lived in this community all of her life. She was respected and loved by all who knew her. The editor has known her all his life, having spent many hours of his early boyhood days in the Burgett home. Her love for her children and her thoughtfulness of their companions have been and always will be a lasting memory in our minds. She seemingly delighted to have friends in her home, and well can be remember the hearty reception received every time we went to her home. She was a mother that loved her children and her home, and every care, comfort and happiness that could be given by her was bestowed on them.
We join the many friends of the family in Newman and community in extending sympathy in this their sad hour of bereavement.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, January 20th, at the methodist Episcopal Church, at 2 o'clock. Rev. B. M. Petty, pastor of the church was in charge, assisted by Rev. J. M. McKnight and Dr. F. A. McCarty. Dr. McCarty is District Superintendent of the Mattoon District of the Illinois M. E. Conference. He delivered e sermon at the services, and his remarks were in keeping with the splendid life of the deceased. His words of comfort and encouragement to the family and friends carried a message to their hearts that will ever be remembered. Music for the last sad rites were furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. H.B. Smith, Miss Martha Shepard, A. C. Albin and H. B. Smith with Mrs. C. E. Douglass at the organ. They sang the following favorite songs of the family: "Abide with Me.", "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go", and "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me." The honorary pall-bearers were: Luther Winkler, R.C. Gillogly, Charles Fonner, W.M. Young, Jesse Dague, C. Rutherford, O.L. Root and Ephriam Jones. Active pall-bearers were: Ray O. Winkler, H. B. Rutherford, Edgar Morrow, Elvia Weathers, George Nichols and Frank Sutton. Those in charge of the floral offerings were: Mrs. Harvey Winkler, Mrs. Charles L. Reed, Mrs. Mack Hollowell, Mrs. Edgar Marrow, Mrs. George Nichols,Mrs. Arthur E. Parr, Mrs. Earl O. Swichard, Mrs. J. H. Trinkle, Mrs. H.I. Cann, Mrs. Harry Reece, Mrs. A. C. Albin, Mrs. H. B. Rutherford, Mrs. P. P. Long and Mrs. R. C. Gillogly. Interment was at the Newman Cemetery.
The following obituary was written by Mrs. J. M. McKnight and read at the services by Rev. Petty:
"Vollie Alice, daughter of James and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins, was born on the home far, south of Newman, Illinois, June 2, 1859. She was one of nine children, all of whom have preceded her in death. Her parents came to this vicinity from near Newport, Indiana and were among those sturdy pioneers who by patient industry and thrift converted this land into a veritable garden and opened up the way for the coming of a higher type of civilization, with its comfortable homes, schools and churches. Her girlhood days were spent in the home of her parents, where she was taught lessons of industry and thrift that remained with her throughout life, and made her character one of dependability and usefulness. She not only had the advantages of the well-to-do-home, but also the privilege of the schools of that day. She was married to Mr. Scott Burgett 2, 1879, the Reverend Mr. W. S. Calhoun officiating. The new home was set up in Newman. Here the altar fires were lighted which burnt brightly over a period of fifty years. Into this home six children came. The oldest, James Wilson died at an early age, September 4, 1887. Mrs. Burgett united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Newman during the ministry of the Reverend Mr. W.J. Tull, and was an active member until her death; participating in the various organizations of the church as her health and strength would permit. She was especially interested in the work of Foreign Missions, and contributed generously to New light Christian Church, at Yeddo, Indiana, but to meet the spiritual needs of her family her membership was later transferred to the Presbyterian faith. Possessing a deep sense of loyalty to her flag and her country, and an uncompromising attitude towards matters of principle, a desire for justice to all, she has fought a good fight, she has kept faith, and while she leaves her family lonely, and alone, after more than three quarters of a century of earthly life, one can find comfort in the words of Tennyson (poem omitted):
The following out-of -town relatives and friends attended the funeral services:
Rev. C. A. Brown and son, Claud, of Hobart, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Brown, Ralph Brown, Mrs. Milton Petet, Mrs. Sarah Gressmire, Rev., and Mrs. Fred Chelan, of Veedersburg, Indiana; Mrs. and Mrs. D. P. Akers and Mrs. Kathleen Offa, of Indianapolis, Ind; B. F. Akers, Mrs. Guy Southard and son Warren, of Clinton, Indiana; Mrs. Effie Benefield, Mr., and Mrs. Hamer Morrow, of Hume, Illinois; Mr and Mrs. Otto Brock and daughter, of Niantic, Illinois; Mr and Mrs. Evan Downie, Mrs. Sue Harden, Mrs. T. M. Sullivan and son, Eugene, Mrs. Mary Dillon, Miss Nora Dillion and F. H. White, all of Longview.  [Published in Newman Newspaper - Submitted by Source #44]

BYARD, Ruth - Ruth Byard N. Ruth Byard, 94, of Arcola, formerly of Urbana, died at 6:52 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at her residence in Arcola. She was surrounded by her family. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main, in Arcola. Rev. Richard Chamberlain was to officiate. Burial was to be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign. Mrs. Byard was born on May 30, 1917, in Champaign. She was a daughter of John A. and F. Mabel (Ford) Winters. She married Earl Kenneth Byard on June 14, 1933, in Covington, IN. He died on November 25, 2001. She is survived by two daughter s , Marliss J. Greger son and her husband, Joe, of Tolono and Phyliss J. Howard of San Diego, CA; one sister, Barbara Daniel s and her husband, Paul, of Decatur; sister-in-law Virginia Byard of Champaign; daughter-in-law, Sonja J. Byard of Arcola; eight grandchildren, 18 great -grandchildren, seven great -great -grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Winters and Mabel Welch; her husband, Earl Byard; her son, Kenneth Byard; one granddaughter, Kristin Marie Williams; one brother, Robert Winters; and one sister, Betty Rayburn. Mrs. Byard was a life member of the True Kindred Conclave No. 15 of Urbana. She and her husband owned and operated Earl’s 45 Tavern in Arcola from 1970 to 1980. She was actively involved with the Webber School PTA in Urbana while her children were growing up. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, as well as fishing, which always spawned many fond memories of fishing with her father. She was a big fan of professional wrestling and Jeopardy and loved to watch them on TV. She always looked forward to playing bingo at the Moose in Tuscola. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Her favorite dog was a dachshund. [Permission granted to display by "Arcola-Record Herald", March 22, 2012 - Submitted by Src #49]

CAMPBELL, William Evert - Read the obit on the Coles County website.

CASH, W.H. - Date of Obit: 3/29/1941  Submitted by: Source #39
March 29, 1941 - W.H. Cash Dies In Tuscola Hospital
W.H. Cash of Arcola, 88 year old retired farmer and the father of Mrs. Jack Snyder of Charleston died at noon today (Saturday) in the Jarman Memorial Hospital in Tuscola where he was receiving treatment for a hip fracture received in a fall a week ago Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Arcola. Mr. Cash, born in Edgar county had made the Arcola vincinity his home for a number of years. He and his wife had recently celebrated their sixty third wedding anniversary. Surviving Mr. Cash besides his widow are: two daughters, Mrs. Snyder of Charleston, and Mrs. Zeita Roberts of Arthur; three sons, Bert of Champaign, and Earl and Percy of Arcola; a sister Mrs. Alice Kidd of Peoria; several grandchildern and great grandchildern. Mrs. Frank Willingham and Harold Snyder of Charleston are grandchildren and Dorothy Jean Willingham, also of this city, is a great grand daughter.

CASH, Percy - Date of Obit: 7/22/1942 Submitted by: Source #39
Percy C. Cash, 47, brother of Mrs. Jack Snyder and Uncle of Harold L.Snyder, both of Charleston, operating a truck for the Snyder bakery in Arcola, was instantly killed near Allerton, Ill. about 6:15 o'clock this morning in a motor accident. He was a native of Arcola. It is charged that a motorist, coming out of a side road failed to observe a stop sign, and Cash's car was upset over the accident. He died instantly. He was a veteran of the first World War. Mr. Cash, well known in Charleston, was formerly employed at the Brown shoe factory here, during which time he made his home with his nephew. Mr. Cash leaves his mother, Mrs. Harry Cash, of Arcola, his wife, the former Miss Edna McKinney, a native of Earl Park Ind. and employed as a nurse in the Memorial Hospital of Mattoon, two brothers, Earl Cash of Arcola, and Bert Cash of Champaign, two sisters, Mrs. Jack Snyder of Charleston and Mrs. Orville Roberts of Arthur, Illinois.
Percy Cash Rites Were Held Friday
A number of Charleston relatives attended the funeral services held at 2:30 p.m. Friday for Percy C. Cash in the Methodist Church at Arcola. The Reverend W.T. Edmunds, pastor, officiated. The services were attended by a very large group of friends and relatives. Mr. Ash 47, was instantly killed in an automobile accident near Allerton Wednesday morning, when his truck was upset by a motorist coming out of a side road who failed to observe the stop sign. He resided for a time in Charleston when he was employed here and was a very well known man in the city. Graveside services were conducted by the American Legion. Cash was a veteran of the first world war. Those who attended the funeral services from Charleston were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Snyder, Mr. Harold B. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willingham and daughter Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder, Mrs Will Snyder, Aubrey Snyder, and Mrs. Mabel Gilbert, all of Fairgrange, also attended.

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Cash, mother of Mrs. A.J. Snyder, of this city, passed away this (Monday) morning about 2:30 o'clock in a Tuscola private home, where she had been receiving treatment and care the past two years, she has resided in the Arcola vincity practically her entire life. On May 11, 1856, she was born in Edgar county, Illinois, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson. She married Harry C. Cash on September 5, 1878. His Death occurred March 28, 1941. Besides Mrs. Snyder, she leaves another daughter, Mrs. Zeta Roberts, of Arthur; two sons, Bert of Champaign and Earl of Arcola; a brother Charles Wilson of Champaign; eight grandchildren, including Mrs. F.B. Willingham and Harold J Snyder of Charleston and six great grandchildren including Mrs. Kenneth E. Winkler. The funeral will be he Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Shrader Funeral Home Arcola w ith the Reverend Mr. J C. Gearhart, officiating. The interment will be in the Arcola cemetery. Mrs. Cash had been in failing health for the past six years. [Charleston Daily Courier, Coles County, IL, Date of Obit: 8/1/1949; Submitted by: Source #39]

CHAPLIN, Ronald Allen - TUSCOLA - Ronald Allen Chaplin, 49, Russellville, Ark., formerly of Tuscola, died 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2000) in St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Russellville. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday in the Tuscola Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Clements officiating. The family will receive friends following the services at the home of Mark and Cathy Chaplin, 304 E. Ensey St., Tuscola. Hilligos Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Chaplin was born Feb. 13, 1951, in Tuscola, the son of Richard A. and Anita L. Stortzum Chaplin Hutchens. He was a member of Tuscola First Christian Church and graduated from Tuscola High School in 1969. Surviving are his son of Salem; mother Anita L. Hutchens and (her) husband Arnold of Russellville; two brothers of Tuscola; step-brother of Champaign; stepsister of Villa Grove. He was preceded in death by his father.

CHARLSON, Margaret Marie Hapney
Birth:  March 5, 1902 (Newman, IL)
Parents:  Ira & Nancy (Utterback) Hapney
Marriage: Marcus Christian Charlson (Sept. 26, 1920).  Five children.
Death:  February 5, 1991
Funeral:  February 8 1991 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore Cemetery
Locations: from Newman, IL to Dows, IA (abt 1914); to Highmore, SD (1920)
Organizations/Civic:  Our Savior Lutheran Church; Rebbeccas; Highmore Senior Citizens
Preceded in death by: Husband, daughter Virginia, grandson Michael, four sisters, four brothers
[From the memorial leaflet, Contributed by Jacque McDonnell - Survivor information omitted for privacy]

CHASE, William D. - CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - William "Bill" D. Chase, 82, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Arthur, died at 8:07 p.m. Friday (Jan. 21, 2000) at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CHUPP, Sarah J. - ARTHUR - Sarah J. Chupp, 84, of Arthur, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday (March 30, 2000) at her home.

CLARK,Thomas - 82, of 204 EastDaggy Street, Tuscola, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 1982, at Douglas Manor Nursing Center in Tuscola. Funeralservices were held at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at Pulliam funeral home in Newton with Rev. Karroll Ross officiating.Burial was in Headyville cemetery. Mr. Clark was born Feb. 28, 1900, at Rose Hill, a son of William and Katie (Swick)Clark. He was a retired dairy farmer. He married Fie Gass, April 10, 1946. Surviving are his wife; son, ChesterClark of Newton; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Rose Helen) Fillinger of Brenum, Tex.; stepson, Robert Green of San Bernardino,Calif.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Thelma Taylor of St. Joseph, Mrs. Leroy (Bertha) Westendorf of Pesotum, Mrs. Dwayne(Nellie) Alvis of Bluford and Mrs. Donald (Lois) Hopper of Chula, MO.; brother, Oscar Clark of Arcola; sisters,Alma Morley of Greenup and Stella Clark of Galesburg. (Contrib. by June Swick Kessinger)

CLEMENTS, Zora - SAN DIEGO - Zora Small "Clem" Clements, 86, of San Diego, formerly of Arthur, died at 11 a.m. July 26, 2000, at Casa Dea Campanas Health Center in San Diego. He was born Oct. 19, 1913, in Wheeling, a son of Frederick Visic and Ina Small Clements. He married Mabel Blaase in 1952; she survives. Also surviving are relatives in the Arthur area. He was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers. Mr. Clements was a retired engineer for the Space Lab of Rockwell International of California. He was an Army captain in World War II.

CODY, Margaret E. - ARTHUR - Margaret E. Cody, 88, of Arthur, died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday (April 27, 2000) at the Arthur Home, Arthur.

COFFEY, Sarah C. - Sarah C. Coffey daughter of Benjamin and Nancy O'Neal Maddox, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, August 9th, 1838 and passed to her reward, March 27th, 1938, at the age of Ninety-nine years Seven Months and Twenty-seven days. She came with her parents to Illinois in 1848, in a covered wagon, a typical prairie schooner, the journey from Ohio required a period of nearly two weeks.  The family settled near the village of Brushy Fork, Illinois, Sargent township, Douglas County, which at that time was a part of Coles County.She was the last of a family of twelve children, all of whom have preceded her in death. from THE NEWMAN INDEPENDENT Newman, Illinois, Friday, April 1, 1938, Front page and page 8. [Note: Deana (Van Voorhis) Wolff has possession of the complete obituary of Sarah (Maddox) Coffey.]

CONNER, Homer Dale - CAMARGO - Homer Dale Conner, 74, of Camargo died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 26, 2000) at the V. A. Medical Center, Danville.

COOK, Donald - HINDSBORO - Donald Wayne Cook, 71, of Hindsboro, IL, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO

COOK, Kathryn Rose - ARCOLA...... Kathryn Rose Cook, 89, of Arcola, IL passed away at 4:56 p.m. Saturday, December 25, 1999 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Edwards Funeral Home 221 E. Main St. Arcola, IL. Rev. Patricia Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 1999 at the funeral home. Mrs. Cook was born January 16, 1910 in rural Chesterville, IL, a daughter of Burt and Emma (Kinder) Rollings. She married Raymond Lester Cook on April 20, 1930 in Dorans, IL. He passed away May 4, 1959. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, Ione Stevens, Orpha Covey, Modesta Gilbert, and two brothers, John and William Rollings. Kathryn was a member of the First Christian Church of Arcola where she belonged to the Christian Womens Fellowship Club. In 1974 she retired from Collegiate Cap & Gown after 25 years of service. Kathryn was an avid book reader and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

COX, Flo Laura - HINDSBORO; Flo Laura Cox, 97, of Hindsboro, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 1999 at Boxwood Nursing Home in Newman, IL. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Mullen Cemetery in Montrose, IL. Rev. Robert Lee will officiate. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main, Arcola, IL. Mrs. Cox was born on January 17, 1902, in Cumberland County, IL, a daughter of John Sherman and Nettie Hendrix Teets. She married Orville George Cox on November 18, 1922 in Effingham. He passed away on September 20, 1967. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son Virgil, two brothers, Ernest and Joe, one sister Ruby Chernick, and one granddaughter Darla Cox. Flo was a member of the Woodbury Methodist Church in Cumberland County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

COX, Lowell Munson - ARCOLA ; Lowell Munson Cox, 88, of Arcola, died at 5:58 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 18, 1999) at the Douglas Nightingale Manor in Tuscola.

COX, Palmer Sargent - Palmer Sargent Cox, 93, of Camargo, IL, died at 3:30 AM, Saturday, August 26, 2000 at the Urbana Manor Care Center, Urbana, IL. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL, with the Rev. Chris Ritter officiating. A visiting hour for friends of the family will be held from 2-3 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Cox will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered on the family farm. Mr. Cox was born July 6, 1907 in Coles County, IL, the son of Claud and Margaret Pearl Sargent Cox. He married Miriam Beall Cox. She preceded him in death. He married Rosemary Nussel Cox. She survives. Other survivors include: 1 daughter and 1 son, 1 step-daughter, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 step-grandchildren. Mr. Cox Graduated from Charleston High School, Charleston State Teachers College (now Eastern Illinois University) and the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the Farm House fraternity. He taught agriculture at Tuscola High School for 15 years and farmed the Coles County family farm all of his adult life. He was also a director at the former Charleston National Bank for 50 years. Mr. Cox was a member of the Tri-City Country Club in Villa Grove, IL, and the Kaskaskia Country Club in Arcola, IL. He was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church and a supporter of the Camargo United Methodist Church.

CUNNINGHAM, George William - ARCOLA - George William "Bill" Cunningham, 78, Arcola, retired farmer, died Thursday (March 29, 2001). Marine Corps veteran. Member: Arcola Presbyterian Church and Arcola AF & AM Lodge 366. Survivors:2 sons; 1 sister; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Preceded by wife Jean. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Arcola Presbyterian Church. Visitation Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, with Masonic rites. Burial : Arcola Cemetery, with military rites. Memorials : Arcola Presbyterian Church, Arcola Public Library or Lincolnland Hospice. (Decatur Herald & Review)

CUNNINGHAM, Dr. John Newport - TUSCOLA - Dr. John Newport Cunningham, 82, of Tuscola died 2 p.m. Wednesday, (March 7, 2001). Mass of Resurrection (was) held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuscola, with the Rev. Allen Kemme officiating. Visitation (was) Friday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with 8 p.m. vigil services. Burial: Arcola Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cunningham Endowment Fund at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Development Office, 800 W. Jefferson, Kirksville, MO 63051. This fund was established upon the death of his father, Dr. C. J. Cunningham, who practiced for 68 years in Villa Grove. The funds are distributed thought the endowment to students who will eventually practice osteopathic medicine in a small town or rural setting. Additional contributions can also be made to Forty Martyrs Carillon Bell Fund, 201 E. Van Allen, Tuscola, IL 61953. Dr. Cunningham was born July 18, 1918, in Villa Grove, the son of Dr. Charles John and Nell Newport Cunningham. He graduated from Villa Grove High School, where he played football. He attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1942. He served in World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the South Pacific with the First Marine Division-Seventh Marines. He was a member of Fory Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola. Dr. Cunningham was an osteopathic physician and surgeon in Villa Grove from 1946 to 1947 and in Tuscola from 1947 to 1997 and was president of Douglas County Tuberculosis Board and Public Health Board. He was attending staff physician at Cole, Burnham and Mercy hospitals. Dr. Cunningham was president of the Illinois Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and was selected Practitioner of the Year in 1973. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from Kirsville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fellow Award of American College of General Practitioners and Illinois State Medical Society 50-Year Club. He was a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and Preceptor in Family Practice at both Kirsville and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cunningham was a member of American Osteopathic Association, Illinois Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, American College of General Practitioners of Osteopathy and Surgery, American Medical Association and Illinois Medical Society. He married Betty Jane Hunt, July 6, 1946, in Tuscola. She survives. Also surviving are 5 sons; 3 daughters; 20 grandchildren; brother; sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. His father, two brothers and two sons were all osteopaths. (Decatur Herald & Review)

CURRY, Sabra Pauline - ARTHUR - Sabra Pauline Curry, 90, of Arthur, formerly of Stonington, died at 9:12 a.m. Saturday (April 15, 2000) at the Arthur Home.

DAILY, Francis Lloyd - ARTHUR; Francis Lloyd Daily, 82, of Arthur, passed away at 5:20 A.M. Thursday, February 24, 2000, in the family home, Arthur.

DAILY, Larry Lee - ARTHUR-Larry Lee Daily, 59, died at 4:40 pm. on Saturday, April 22, 2000, in his home in Arthur.

DALLAS, Alice - MONTICELLO - Alice "Marie" Dallas, 83, of Monticello, formerly of Tuscola, passed away 11 a.m. Wednesday(Nov. 1, 2000) in Eastview Terrace, Sullivan. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, Monticello, with Pastor Darell D. Seest officiating.Visitation was Friday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola. Burial will be in Cartwright Cemetery, Tuscola.Memorials: Sullivan Chapter of Lincolnland Hospice, Monticello First Baptist Church or Eastview Terrace, Sullivan.
Mrs. Dallas was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Tuscola, the daughter of Ivan and Goldie Romine Jacobs. She was a homemakerand member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello, Missionary Society of the church, Piatt County Home Bureauand Senior Center of Monticello. She enjoyed quilting and working on crossword puzzles. She married John WilliamDallas Dec. 28, 1938, in Rockville, Ind. He preceded her in death June 29, 1989. Surviving are her son, John Wayne Dallas of Sullivan; daughters, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Hibbard of Penn Yan, N.Y.;Pam Ernst of Sullivan; brothers, Joe Jacobs of Charleston; Jerry Jacobs of Tuscola; sister, Mrs. Everett (Pauline)Burcham of Decatur; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many loving friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and an infant daughter, Marilyn. [- submitted by source #40]

DALLAS, John - John Wayne Dallas, 69, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Provena CovenantMedical Center, Urbana, IL
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S.Main St., Tuscola, IL with the Rev. Patty Johansen officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be inthe Cartwright Cemetery, rural Tuscola, IL with military graveside rites accorded.
Mr. Dallas was born July 4, 1940 in Tuscola, IL, the son of John W. and Alice Marie Jacobs Dallas. Survivors include:1 Son: John W. Dallas, Jr. of Atwood, IL; 1 Daughter: Georgia Sanders of Tolono, IL; 2 Sisters: Nancy Hibbard ofGeneva, NY and Pam Ernst of Sullivan, IL; 2 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Grandson. John was preceded in death by his parents.  John retired from Progress Industries in Arthur, IL. He was a US Army Veteran and he was a member of the TuscolaMoose Lodge. [submitted by source #40]

DALLAS, John - TUSCOLA - Funeral services for John William Dallas, 73, of rural Tuscola will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at WaddingtonFuneral Home, Tuscola, the Rev. David Monro officiating. Burial will be in Cartwright Cemetery, west of Tuscola.Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Dallas died at 8:18 p.m. Thursday (June 29, 1989) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
He was born August 30, 1915, in Wayne County, a son of Ernest and Anna Marshall Dallas. He married Marie Jacobson Dec 28, 1938, at Rockville, Ind. She survives. Also surviving are a son, John W Dallas of Arthur; two daughters,Nancy Hibbard of Penn Yan, NY., Pam Ernst of Sullivan; four sisters, Geneva Navel of Bourbon, Ruby Talley and VeronaDallas, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lena Henderson of Fairfield; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a daughter. Mr. Dallas was a retired grain farmer and farm machinery mechanic. [TheNews Gazette, July 1, 1989 - submitted by source #40]

DALLAS, Verona A. - (January 15, 1926 - January 25, 2010)
Verona A. Dallas, 84, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 12:30 p.m., Monday, January 25, 2010 at her residence.  Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home,705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL. Private family interment will be held.
Miss Dallas was born on January 15, 1926 in Wayne County, IL, the daughter of Ernest and Nancy Anna Linder Dallas.Survivors include her sister: Geneva Navel of Tuscola, IL, several nieces and nephews She was preceded in deathby her parents, brother: John Dallas and her sisters: Lena Windland and Ruby Talley,  [Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Homes - submitted by source #40]

DANIELSON-HALE, Janie - ARCOLA - Janie Danielson-Hale, 46, of Arcola died Thursday (April 13, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Champaign.

DAVIS, Delbert M. - TUSCOLA - Delbert M. Davis, 77, of Tuscola died 7:10 a.m. Monday (March 5, 2001) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery.
Mr. Davis was born March 20, 1923, in Toledo, the son of Samuel Tilden and Jenny Elizabeth Childers Davis. He was the retired principal of North Ward and South Ward Elementary Schools in Tuscola, where he worked for 28 years, retiring in 1987. He had formerly taught in Litchfield for seven years. He received his bachelor's degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville and received his master's of school administration from University of Illinois. He also did some postgraduate work at University of Illinois. He was a World War II and Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Davis was a member of Tuscola Kiwanis Club and Douglas County Retired Teachers Association. His hobbies included playing and listening to Bluegrass music, fishing, woodworking, furniture refinishing, and musical instrument building. He married Maria T. "Tommi" Patacconi Feb. 23, 1946 in Rome, Italy. Surviving are his wife; son; two daughters; three grandsons, and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and three sisters. (Decatur Herald & Review)

DICK, Evelyn Louise - ARTHUR MOTHER DIES OF BULBAR POLIO ATTACK - Bulbar polio snuffed out the life of a 24 year old Arthur housewife last week at the Decatur Public Hospital, where she had been a patient since September 12. Mrs. Evelyn Louis Dick, a life-long resident of Arthur, died early September 15, 1953. Mother of two children, Mrs. Dick was the daughter of Ernest and Maude Wells Moody. She married Delbert Dick in 1948 and the couple moved to Windsor last year.  Funeral services were held September 17 at 2:30 P.M. from the Baptist Church, Arthur with Reb. Kenneth Tyler and Reb. F. E. Pyle officiating. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery. (Arcola Record-Herald)

DILLINER, George E. - ARCOLA;George E. Dilliner, 74, of Arcola, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 20, 1999) at Carle Hospital in Urbana. 

DILLON, Grace - ARTHUR - Grace Dillon, 92, of Arthur, died at 5:25 a.m. Monday (Jan. 10, 2000) at The Arthur Home, Arthur.

DOUGLAS, Mary Bacon
Hindsboro: Mary Elizabeth Douglas age 85 passed away at am, Friday, April 9, 2010 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Matoon. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, April 14 at Standard Funeral Home in Oakland. Burial will be in Van Voorhis Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12 to 7 PM with family present from 5 to 7. Mary was born November 2, 1925 in Hindsboro, Illinois, the daughter of Benjamin E. and Ethel (Barlow) Bacon. She married Max Wayne Douglas in Hindsboro, Illinois. There she supported her husband’s two businesses The Paxton Community Grocery (lost text) Death survivors include one son Brent Douglas and wife (Lila?) of Bloomington, Illinois, and three grandchildren Angela, Rachel and Garrett Rota of Fort Collins, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter Debra J. Douglas Rota. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, bird watching and flower gardening. She was a member of the Hindsboro Christian Church. [Journal Gazette from Mattoon, Illinois April 12, 2010; Submitters Name: Nancy Parker Rist]

DRESBACH, Daniel - Daniel Dresbach, a lad of 11 years, living near Tuscola, Ill., was caught in the cog of a sugar mill, about which he was working, and torn nearly in two.  [Cairo Evening Times (Cairo, Ill.), October 14, 1865]

DUKE, Christine Kamphaus - VILLA GROVE - Christine Kamphaus Duke, 37, Villa Grove, employee of Bob Evans Restaurant, Champaign, died Thursday (March 1, 2001). Survivors: husband, parents, two daughters, 3 brothers, sister. Preceded by: grandparents. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Villa Grove. Visitation: two hours before services in the church. Burial: Villa Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by: Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Memorials: American Cancer Society and Right to Life. (Decatur Herald & Review)

DUKEMAN, Eileen Marie - TUSCOLA - Eileen Marie Dukeman, 60, Tuscola, employee of Dekalb Seed Co., died Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001). Member: Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuscola. Survivors: husband, two sons, two daughters, three brothers; sister; nine grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, one brother, and one sister. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuscola. Visitation: 9 a.m. until services. Burial:Tuscola Cemetery. Arrangements by: Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.(Decatur Herald & Review)

DUKEMAN, Leota - ARTHUR - Leota Dukeman, 93, of Arthur, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday (July 27, 2000) at the Arthur Home, Arthur. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, with the Rev. Kenneth Roedder officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, rural Arthur. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born Feb. 26, 1907, in rural Arthur, the daughter of Henry Claus and Elizabeth Kolb Schultz. She married Millard Lee Dukeman in 1935; he died in 1991. Surviving are one son, two half brothers, two half sisters, and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, one half brother and two half sisters. Mrs. Dukeman was a homemaker and a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of Christ, rural Arthur.

DUNCAN, William Edwin - HUMBOLDT - William Edwin "Ed" Duncan, 89, Humboldt, owned and operated Duncan's Tavern, Humboldt, died Tuesday (March 13, 2001). Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Humboldt Cemetery. Memorials: General Baptist Church of Sullivan. (Decatur Herald & Review)

DURBIN, Doris L. - TUSCOLA - Doris L. Durbin 89, of Hammond died 7:40 p.m.Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Brintlinger's Cerro Gordo Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bement Cemetery. Memorials: Cerro Gordo Ambulance Service or Brethren Church. Doris was born Oct. 14, 1911, the daughter of Thomas and Pheobe O'Loughlin Wilderman. She was a member of the Brethren Church, Cerro Gordo. She married Fred M. Durbin July 5, 1930. He preceded her in death in June 1968. Surviving are three sons of Cerro Gordo, seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and 3 sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, and father; brothers, Ervin, Gerald, and Everett; one granddaughter; and one grandson. Doris was a devoted farmer's wife who enjoyed gardening and was a fabulous cook of homemade bread, noodles, and coconut cream pie.

Class of 1890 - Born, March 26, 1866, in Kents Hill, Me. Son of Winburn D. and Elizabeth J. (Lovewell) Earle. Fittedat Wesleyan Seminary, Kents Hill, Me. He entered Williams College, but came to Dartmouth in 1888. He was principal of Haverhill Academy, N.H., 1891-2; principal of high school, Tuscola, Ill., 1892-7; superintendent of schools,Tuscola, 1897-8. Died, Oct. 4, 1898. [Source:Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899.- tr. by K. Mohler]

EDWARDS, Harley A. - ARCOLA - Harley A. Edwards, 84, of Arcola died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.Arrangements: Edwards Funeral Home.

ELDER, Arvie True - ARCOLA - Arvie True Elder, 96, Arcola, died Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001). Survivors: two sons, two daughters, one sister, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents; husband, Willie; one son; two grandsons; four brothers; and six sisters. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Arcola Cemetery. (Decatur Herald & Review)

ELLIOTT, R. Leon - ARTHUR - R. Leon Elliott, 79, of Arthur, died at 10:18 PM Thursday, March 30, 2000 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center near Mattoon.

ELLIS, Hercshal L. - Tuscola - Hercshal L. Ellis, 96, died 12:20 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000) in Douglas Nightingale Manor Nursing Home, Tuscola. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with the Rev. Kenneth Roeder officiating. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Memorials: Tuscola United Church of Christ, 114 E. Pembroke St., Tuscola, IL 61953. Mr. Ellis was born July 12, 1904, in Johnsonville, the son of Logan R. and Cora Mae Bratton Ellis. He was a member of the Tuscola United Church of Christ. He worked for Citizens Gas Co., Tuscola, for 18 years. He started his own business, Ellis Service and Appliances, Tuscola, at the age of 59. He operated the business for over 25 year, until age 84. He married Alice Maurine Howe Oct. 11, 1922, in Rinard. She preceded him in death Oct. 20, 1933. Surviving are two daughters, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother and two sisters. Mr. Ellis enjoyed helping people and loved being with family and friends. He liked to tell stories about the past and will always be remembered as a dedicated husband and caregiver.

ESGAR, Charles Henry - ARCOLA, Charles Henry Esgar, 86 of Arcola, formerly of Tuscola and Verona, passed away 6:20 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2001) in his home in Arcola. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Park Street Congregational United Church of Christ, Mazon, with Rev. Robert Nolan officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, with 7:30 p.m. prayer service, and one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Mazon Brookside Cemetery. Memorials: Lincolnland Hospice or American Cancer Society. Charles was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Verona, son of William J. and Alice Harper Esgar. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Tuscola. He raised his family on a grain and livestock farm in Verona until 1973. He and his family moved to Arcola in 1973 and a year later moved to Tuscola, where they lived for 22 years. He worked at Rockome Gardens and later at Tuscola First National Bank as a custodian. Charles was an avid gardener, raising cucumbers and turnips and many other vegetables. He found great joy in sharing the harvest with his family and friends and some restaurants. He also enjoyed raising pets and livestock. Charleswas a strong man of faith, making it easy to be a loving husband, father and grandfather. He married Carolyn Estelle Jewett Sept. 27, 1942, in Zion Methodist Church, Verona. Surviving are his wife, four sons, two daughters, eleven grandchildren, and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Edward, George, and Ralph Esgar. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

EWALD, Mrs. Joe....
Tuscola - Mrs. J. E. Ewald, died at the family home several miles northeast of Filson, Saturday, February 28th and funeral services were held Monday morning from the Catholic church of Forty Martyrs in Tuscola. The service was conducted by Rev. Fr. Jordan, the pastor and burial was in the Tuscola cemetery. Mrs. Ewald was forty-three years of age and had been in ill health for a number of years. She was suffering with pernicious anaemia and was partially paralyzed, not being able to walk without assistance for the past two years. Her maiden name was Margaret Weddle* and she was the foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Stephenson of Tuscola. When quite young she was married to Joe E. Ewald of the Arcola vicinity and to this union four daughters were born, Sister Dolores at Ersline* Convent at Decatur, Mrs. Henry Carroll, Arcola and Edith and Katherine* at home. Besides her children she leaves her husband, foster parents and a foster sister." Arcola Record Review, Page 8, Column 7 on 5 March 1931 contributed by Alice Karcher Kam [kamalot@worldnet.att.net] who states: * Her maiden name should have been spelled Waddell; "Ersline" is correctly spelled "Ursuline"; and, "Katherine" is spelled "Catherine".

FLEMING, Thelma H. - VILLA GROVE - Thelma H. Fleming, 69, Villa Grove, Avon saleswoman, died Monday (Feb. 19, 2001). Survivors: daughter; two grandchildren. Preceded by: husband, Charles W., parents and one daughter. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Fairfield Cemetery, Newman. Memorials: Villa Grove Library or American Heart Association. (Decatur Herald & Review)

FRAHM, Glen E. - TUSCOLA - Glen E. Frahm, 75, of Tuscola, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday (June 3, 2000) at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

FRANTZ, Joyce J. - TUSCOLA - Joyce J. Frantz, 73, of Tuscola, died at 5:17 a.m. Thursday (March 16, 2000) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana

FULTON, Edna Barbara - ARTHUR - Edna Barbara Fulton, 96, of Arthur, died at 10 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 5, 1999) at The Arthur Home, Arthur

GABBARD, Jeffrey Thomas - VILLA GROVE - Jeffery Thomas Gabbard, 52, Villa Grove, employee of Urbana School District 116, died Sunday (March 25, 2001). Army veteran of Vietnam War. Survivors: wife; father and stepmother; son; daughter; stepson; stepdaughter; two brothers; one sister. Preceded by: mother and one brother. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Villa Grove Cemetery with military rites. (Decatur Herald & Review)

GARRETT, Helen Marie - TUSCOLA;Helen Marie Garrett, 79, of Tuscola, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday (Jan. 28, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

GEE, Irene L. - ARCOLA - Irene L. Gee, 90, of Arcola died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 26, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

GEE, JOHN - PASSED AWAY TUESDAY......Resident of Arcola for Fifty-Six years-Civil War Veteran
John Gee, a resident of Arcola for over half century, died at his home Tueaday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock. He has been in ill health for several years and for a number of week has been confined to his bed. The funeral services will be held at the Arcola Christian Church this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. David Pl Morris the local pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
John Gee was born in Salem, Ind. January 17, 1842, and spent his early boyhood in that locality. In 1862 he answered the Call to Arms, becoming a member of the 90th Regiment, 5th Indiana Cavalry, Company E, and in June 1865, was mustered out. During his time of service he was engaged in a number of big battles; one being at Knoxville, Tenn., where they took the town, the soldiers of Company E being the first to arrive thee. He continued in service until the close of the war, receiving his discharge in June, and the following month returned to his home in Indiana, where he became engaged in farming.
On January 17, 1872 he was married to Miss Martha E. Short of Indiana, and to this union eight children were born, six of whom with the widow survive. They are: Charles, James Alva, Ora Raper and Lillian McDonald of Arcola, Garnet , Wisconisn, and Gladys Baskin Tuscola. In 1875 the family moved to Arcola and have since made this city their home. For a time Mr. Gee was engaged in the grocery business, and later began the manufacture of brooms, which he continued until a few years ago when he retired from business. He was identified with the Christian Church. [Record-Herald, Thursday, December 31, 1931, contributed by src #6

GORDON, Eulah B. - Mrs. Eulah B. Gordon, 91, of Arcola, died at 4:45 PM Thursday, April 13, 2000 at her residence in Arcola.

GREATHOUSE, Minnie L. - HINDSBORO - Minnie L. Greathouse, 62, of Hindsboro, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday (April 26, 2000) at her residence.

GREEN, Norris D. - Norris D. 'Bud' Green, 64, of Sullivan, died 12:05 a.m. Monday (March 20, 2000) in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with the Rev. Dr. David Leslie officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey.
Mr. Green was born May 24, 1935 at Tuscola the son of Albert F. and Esther C. Blaase Green. He had worked for Illinois Power Company and was a member of the Sullivan First Christian Church, Mattoon Eagles Club and Decatur IBEW Local #146. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

GRITTON, Hettie Mae - ARCOLA - Hettie Mae Gritton, 87, of Arcola died at 1:16 p.m. Thursday (March 2, 2000) at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

GUYOT, Marie B. - ARCOLA, Douglas Co IL:  "Mrs. Marie Bertha Guyot, 74, of Arcola died at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Jarman Hospital, Tuscola. Funeral serviceswill be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Shrader Funeral Home, Arcola, with Rev. Wesley Groff officiating. Burial willbe in Arcola Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 3:30 pm. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Guyot was born June 18, 1901, in Blue Earth, Minn, a daughter of John and Bertha Thein. She was married toIra Guyot Oct. 4, 1920, at Tuscola. He died Oct. 22, 1957. Mrs. Guyot was a member of the First United MethodistChurch of Arcola. She is survived by three sons, John of Arcola, Robert of Fullerton, Calif., and Larry of Yuma, Ariz.; two daughters,Mrs. Beverly Overstreet of Arcola and Mrs. Caroline Watson of Decatur, Ala; a brother, Gus Thein of Arcola; eightgrandchildren and three stepgrandchildren." [note - date cut off. though it appears to be c. 1975 - sub. by MaryLou Wardlaw]


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