FORD COUNTY, Illinois OBITS

All of these were contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft, unless otherwise noted

Obits for the following names are on this page.
They're listed in this order, reading left to right - or just use your browser's FIND function to search for names:

Adelaide G. Green Dewall

Lena Danielson

Carol Jean Davis

Charles W. Davis

Harold E. Davis

Nellie Davis

Robert Glenn Davis

William L. Day

Robert Edward Deener

Dean Doman

Helen E. Rosendahl Drilling

Gordon Dale

Charles E.Dewey

John M. Doty

Leonard Joseph Debolt

Clyde I. Day

Monty G.Deck

Katie I. Donner

Lee Donner

Jessie E. Dickey

Rev. Henry Dueringer

Carrie Nell Duller

Vincent L. Davis

Mary E. Davis

 Eleanor R. Davis

Thomas B. Day

William S. Day

George Dixon

James Dixon

Edward Donner

Oliver Donner

Gregory L. Doyle

Charles A. Dreidame

 Susie Diehl

 


DeWALL, ADELAIDE G. GREEN - 87, of Gibson City. b. 12-20-1914 at Darr, Neb.; d/o Chester S. and Eva A. Diefenbach Green; m. William C. DeWall 6-14-1942 at Gibson City, Il. He died 11-14-1984. d. Wednesday 10-23-2002 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. bur: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

[Danielson, Lena] The mother-in-law of A. Anderson died at Farmersville Monday & was buried Tuesday afternoon. Rev A. Edgren preached the funeral sermon. Paxton Record, Thursday June 5, 1884 (Submitter notes: I believe this is the account of the death of Lena Stina Danielson who died June 2, 1884). [Contributed by Rosemary Kurtz]


DAVIS, CAROL JEAN - 54, of Champaign and formerly of Gibson City, died at 9:55 a.m. Monday 2-24-1997 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Champaign, the Rev. Edward Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.
Mrs. Davis was born 10-6-1942 at Chicago, a daughter of William F. and Lorene E. Stroh Hahn. She married Ronald L. Davis of 12-8-1960 at Gibson City. He survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Jennifer J. Davis of Lisle; a son, Jason C Davis of Alexandria, Va; and a sister, Gail F. Hahn Hutchcraft of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Davis lived in Gibson City most of her life, graduating from Gibson City High School in 1960 moving to Champaign about 1966. She was a hairdresser and owner of Colony Hair Syles in Champaign and a member of the Danville affiliate and National Haridressers Association and past officer of Champaign Hairdressers Ass'n. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, past president of
Windsor Park Home Owners Ass'n, member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and longtime member of the choir at the church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed all music. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

DAVIS, CHARLES W. - 67, of the Illinois Veterans Home, a retired Texas funeral director, died at 9:12 a.m. Monday 3-19-1990 in the Elmore Infirmary at the home. Private family memorial services will be held at the Danville National Cemetery at a later date. The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mr. Davis was born 2-4-1923, in Murdock, a son of Will and Jessie Gallion Davis. He and his wife, Zana, were married 9-1-1963, in Fort Worth, Texas. She preceded him in death. A funeral director, Mr. Davis retired in 1983 in Fort Worth.
When Charles W. Davis died last week at the Illinois Veterans Home, a little piece of history died with him. Rod Cookson, of Zehender Robinson Stormet Cookson Funeral Home, met Davis more than a year ago when Davis dropped in to plan his funeral. That's when Cookson learned that Davis, a retired Texas funeral director, had embalmed LEE HARVEY OSWALD, the gunman who assassinated President JOHN F. KENNEDY in 1963. Davis happened to be on call when night club owner Jack Ruby shot Oswald. "He was a heck of a nice guy." Cookson said. "He walked all through the funeral home, and was very interested and knowledgeable."
Davis was an Army veteran of WWII and was a life member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was of the Episcopal faith. Survivors include two sons, Ronald L. Davis and Phillip H. Davis, both of Champaign; two grandchildren, Jason C. Davis of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. and Jennifer J. Davis of Champaign; and three sisters, Lyla Melton and Nina Harris, both of Villa Grove, and Florence Moss of Tuscola. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by six brothers. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


DAVIS, HAROLD E. - 69, Gibson City, died at 1:45 p.m. yesterday, 8-16-1985 at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. He was born 11-2-1915 near Gibson City, a son of Charlie and Grace Storkman Davis. He married Mary E. Schoffstoll 4-7-1951 at Gibson City. She survives. Also surviving are a brother Lynn, Seattle, and a sister Hazel Rork, Gibson City. He was an Army veteran of WWII [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

DAVIS, Nellie - The funeral of NELLIE DAVIS, 99 of Gibson City will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Patrick W. Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Mrs. Davis died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday 1-8-1994 at Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton.
She was born 10-3-1894, in Chrisney, Ind., a daughter of George and Lillie Rue Fourthman. She married J. Harlan Davis on 7-26-1914 in Chrisney. He died 1-31-1977. Survivors include six ons, Leonard and Glenn, both of Gibson City; Earl, Louisville, KY.; Paul, Champaign; Lloyd, Minier; and Robert, Pekin; four daughters, Mary Black, Springfield; Margaret Emly, Gibson City;
Leota Gree, Joliet; and Irene Bollman, Philo; 43 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A son, six grandsons, a great-granddaughter and two brothers preceded her in death. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

ROBERT GLENN DAVIS
7-31-1927 - 5-26-1996
Services: Wednesday, 5-29-1996
Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, Il
Officiating: The Reverend Darby Lawrence
Burial: Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City, IL
Honorary Pallbearers:
John W. Gill
William D. Kirby
Active Pallbearers:
Clifford G. Sosamon
Kevin E. Davis
Kip Rutledge
Scott T. Davis
Steve A. Davis
John M. Davis
(Lamb Funeral Home)
[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

WILLIAM L. DAY
5-1-1911 to 3-5-1993 a Mason
Memorial Service: Monday, March 8, 1993 11 a.m.
United Methodist Church, Gibson City, Il
Officiating: Rev. Patrick W. Cox
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il
Pallbearers:
Emerson Marcellus
Jack Tankersley
Bob Rankin
Bill McKinney
Harlan Arens
Tom Hunt
(Lamb Funeral Home)
[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


Obit: Mr. Day died at 11:25 a.m. Friday, 3-5-1993 at his home. He was born 5-1-1911 in Gibson City, a son of W.S. and Mary Marcellus Day. He married Helen Ehresman on 2-2-1930 in Covington, Indiana and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, Hal Day of Silver City, NM, Michael Day of LaCosta, CA; and Stephen Day of Gibson City; one daughter, Leigh Ann Fisher of Gibson City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, one great-granddaughter
and one infant brother. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

DEENER, ROBERT EDWARD - 69, of Gibson City, a local funeral director for 37 years, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday 11-27-1986 at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD., after a short illness. Funeral services were in Maryland.
Mr. Deener was born 10-7-1917, in Hamoet, a son of Elmer and Ida Bryant Deener. He married Betty Juhan 4-4-1943, at Albany, GA. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Robert Edward Deener, Jr., Geneseo; one daughter, Norma Walters, Columbia, MD.; one brother, Ola, Black River Falls, Wis.; two sisters, Virginia Huff, Mahomet, and Josephine Madiri, Springfield; and three granddaughters. Two brothers preceded him in death. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

DEAN DOMAN
7-25-1930 to 6-4-1983
Services: Tuesday, June 7, 1983
Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, Il
Officiating: Rollie Reynolds
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il.
Honorary Bearers:
Don Ehlenfeld
Robert Thompson
Pallbearers:
Robert Alexander
William Dewey
Dale Tongate
James Sommer
Don L. Craig
Lloyd Taylor
(Lamb Funeral Home)
[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

DRILLING, HELEN E. ROSENDAHL - 81, Greenbrier Health Care Center, Piper City, died 10-8-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. b. 3-1-1921 in Cullom d/o Carl and Hazel Stark Rosendahl. m. Dale Kimmel. m. Chester Drilling 7-28-1951 in Pontiac bur: St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chatsworth.

DONOHO, HATTIE SPEER - died Saturday, August 13, 1977. b. July 23, 1894?, Ellington, Mo d/o John and Anna Meredith Speer m. 10-27-1912 in Odin to Wilson E.Donoho He died October 1972 bur: Drummer Twp Cemetry (this was very hard to read - ) [Gibson Courier - August 1977, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

DALE, GORDON - a former Gibson City resident, died Saturday in Indiana. Mr. Dale had been living for the past years in New Carlisle Ind. Funeral services were held Monday at the Amen Funeral Home in New Carlisle. Burial was conducted in a New Carlisle cemetery. Mr. Dale was born 6-26-1917 in Fisher. He was the son of Harrison and J. Stephens Dale. His mother, wife and several children survive. Also surviving are a brother, Cecil, Elkhart, Ind.; sister Mrs. LaVon Borchers, Tuscon, AZ., and relatives in the Gibson City and Paxton area. [Gibson Courier - August 1977, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


DEWEY, CHARLES E. - 67, of Gibson City died at 7 p.m. Saturday 9-28-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. His memorial service was at 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Gibson City, with the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a private burial at a later date. There was no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dewey was born 6-22-1935 in Gibson City, a son of Carl Edward and Minnette Green Dewey. He married Bonnie Christenson on 6-29-1958 in Anchor. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Chris (Linda) Dewey, Gibson City; and Clint (Jennifer) Dewey, Gibson City; one daughter, Kathrina (Craig) Dewey Hum, Los Angeles; one grandson, Cameron X. Dewey; one brother, William (Joyce) Dewey, Gibson City; one step sister, Sue Norman, St. Joseph; and one step brother, Sam Evans, Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant sons. Mr. Dewey founded Charles E. Dewey Company, Inc. in 1961 at Gibson City. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gibson City. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 - 1957 and attended the University of Illinois. Mr. Dewey also belonged to Boy Scouts of America. Memorials may be made to the Charles Dewey Memorial Gibson City Pool Fund, Gibson Area Hospital or the United Methodist Church. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


JOHN M. DOTY John M. Doty, 76, of Winter Park, Fla., formerly of Paxton, died at Evergreens Senior Healthcare, Greensboro, NC. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Arrangements were by Knapp-Miller Funeral Home, Paxton (the obit does not list date of death - was in the Paxton Record Wednesday 3-26-2003) Mr. Doty married Nancy McCarty in December 1954 and she survives. Also surviving are a son, John Parker Doty of Mt. Dora, Fla., and a daughter, Cynthia Price of Maitland, Fla. After graduating in 1945 from Paxton High School, where he was class president, basketball team captain and football team member, he entered the U.S. Army and served during WWII. He then attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he studied engineering and joined Phi Beta Kappa fraternity. He later moved to central Florida. He had a long career in real estate. Upon retirement he returned to his farming roots by spending a portion of his time in the hills of southwestern Virginia raising cattle and growing hay. He was president and member of the Winter Park Rotary Club and officer and member of Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

DeBOLT, LEONARD JOSEPH
b. 5-16-1929, Bloomington, McLean County, IL
s/o John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt
m. Laquita Hufstedler; she preceded him in death
d. 2-24-2005, home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas
memorial service held in Salem, Arkansas

DAY, CLYDE I.
b. 11-22-1915, Roberts, Ford County, IL
s/o Stanley I. and Beulah Trott Day
m. Rose Marie Gusler, 11-17-1951 at Pickett, Arkansas
d. 3-11-2005 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City, Ford County, IL
bur: Melvin Cemetery, Melvin, Ford County, IL

DECK, MONTY G.
Monty Deck, 52, of Prineville, formerly of Rankin,
died Sunday 1-23-2005.
b. 1-29-1952 in Paxton, Ford County, IL
Parents: Raymond and Audarey (Atkins) Deck.

DONNER, MRS. KATIE I. HANSON
Mrs. Katie I. Donner, 76, Gibson City was found dead in her home Tuesday morning, 2-18-1975; death was due to natural causes. Her funeral will be Thursday at the Lamb Funeral Home, with Dr. Hugh Reynolds officiating; burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. She was born 2-18-1889 at Gibson City, a daughter of Nels and Eliza Hinthorne Hanson. She married
Harry F. Donner 12-23-1926 at Gibson City; he died 12-20-1955. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Barrow and Mrs. Ruby Lange, both of Gibson City.

DONNER, LEE
Lee Donner, 69, died at Gibson Community Hospital Friday 6-2-1972. He had been ill for some time. Dr. Hugh Reynolds conducted his funeral service at the First Christian Church Sunday; burial was in the Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Brownlee, Harold Donner, Donald Donner, Lewis Herzog, Roger Farris, David Brownlee. He was born 4-20-1903, near Gibson City, a son of Edward and Margaret Kile Donner. He married Marie Beck 1-1-1923 at Gibson City. Surviving are his wife;
two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Roesch, Mrs. Juanita Bennett; two sons, Delmar Donner, Ivan Donner; 11 gandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Alfred Suntken, Mrs. Floyd Cameron, Mrs. Wesley Brownlee, Mrs. J.H.
Farris, Mrs. Robert McMahon; four brothers, Henry, Oren, Ivin G., Earl. His parents, a brother, and two grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Christian Church, was a retired farmer, and a former owner of the Donner Pool Hall and Sporting Goods Shop in Gibson City.

DICKEY, JESSIE E.
Jessie E. Dickey, 62, Sibley, died Saturday 1-26-1974 while visiting a son in Kankakee. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with Rev. John Simpkins officiating; burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. He was born 12-14-1911 in Marion County, a son of Edward and Iva Sollis Dickey. He married Clarice Donoho 7-3-1939 at
Waterloo, Iowa; she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Melvin of Kankakee and Larry of Joliet; five grandchildren; one great granddchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie McConnaughhay and Mrs. Media Clifton, both of Iuka. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Dickey was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sibley, and had been a resident of Sibley for 15 years. He retired from the Illinois Central Railroad in 1964.

DUERINGER, REV. HENRY
Rev. Henry Dueringer was born in Kurhessen, Germany, 11-8-1844 and died Sunday, 11-29-1896 at his home near Guthrie. He came to this country in 1855. On the 1-21-1868, Rev. Dueringer married Miss Minnie Morsch, and 13 children have been born of their union, of which 12 survive him. Services were held at the Methodist Church, Gibson City.

DULLER, CARRIE NELL TYLER
Mrs. Carrie Nell Duller of Ponka City, OK, a sister of Mrs. Florence Tyler Rich of Gibson City, died 11-28-1972 following surgery. She was 97 years of age at the time of her death. Mrs. Duller was born in Gibson City 5-21-1875, a daughtr of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson B. Tyler and had returned to Gibson City for visits on many occasions. She married David M. Duller in Davenport, Iowas in 1899. Funeral services and burial were in Ponka City.

DAVIS, VINCENT L. "SHORTY"
b. 4-17-1918, Loda, IL
s/o Walter L. and Elizabeth Clark Davis
m. Josephine M. Streff, 3-27-1943, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Loda; she survives
d. 9-29-1999, Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton, IL
bur: Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda, IL w/Military Rites


These obituaries were all transcribed for Illinois Genealogy Trails by Donna Walton:

Mary E. Davis, age 61, a resident of Gibson City for most of her life, died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday 4-25-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Randall K. Perry officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis was born 9-2-1928 at Olney, a daughter of Richard and Cora Davis Schoffstoll. She married Harold E. Davis on 4-6-1951 at Gibson City. He preceded her in death on 8-16-1985. Surviving are a half-brother, Carl Weston of Prineville, Oregon; three sisters, Esta Bigelow of Prineville, Oregon; Ann Campbell of Loveland, Colorado and Alice Allen of Gibson City; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both in Gibson City.


Davis, Mrs. Eleanor Rebecca (Hall)
From last week's Paxton Register we take the following obituary notice of Mrs. J.E. Davis, who died recently. The Davis family were among the pioneers of Drummer Township and are well remembered by the older residents of the community.
Eleanor Rebecca Hall was born at Rising Sun, Ind., October 2, 1827, and died in Chicago, Saturday, December 10, 1910, aged 83 years, 2 months and 8 days. She was buried from the home of her son, Joseph G. Davis, Oak Park where the funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13 at 2 p.m. The services were conducted by Dr. Adams, former pastor of the Warren Ave. Congregational Church in Chicago, near where the deceased formerly lived, and of which her son and daughter and their families in Chicago are members.
She was united in marriage in 1850 with Dr. J.E. Davis. A large part of their married life was spent in Ford County. They settled at Drummer Grove in 1855, where Dr. Davis owned and conducted a large farm and where he practiced medicine over a large territory for nearly thirty years. They moved to Chicago in 1883, where Dr. Davis passed away ten years later. Afterwards Mrs. Davis, under the influence of passing years surrendered the care of her home and spent the time with the children in their homes as she felt moved by inclination and personal comfort so to do
12-23-1910


Day, Thomas
Thomas B. Day, 80, a lifelong resident of the Gibson City community, died at 5 a.m. Thursday Aug. 3, 1967. He died at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex where he had been a patient for the past eight months.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home. The Rev. R.M. Luedde officiated and burial was in Gibson City Cemetery, Pallbearers were Primm Kerchentaut, Glenn Helmick, Guy Climpson, Richard Bennett, Leonard L. Bennett and Doug Knapp.
Mr. Day is survived by two sisters, Mrs. E.A. Williams of Farmer City and Mrs. Clara Latch, Gibson City; one nephew and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Day was born June 26, 1887, in Gibson City. He was a son of William and Martha Swan Day.
He was a graduate of the Chicago Dental College in 1908. He was a member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge.

Day, William S.
William S. Day, 88, died at Gibson Community Hospital Friday (2-21-1969). He was admitted as a patient in June and later took permanent residence in the Annex. Funeral services were held Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Reverends William Jones and R.M. Luedde officiating; burial was Gibson Twp. Cemetery.
Mr. Day was born 3-19-1880 near Gibson City, a son of William and Martha Swan Day. He married Mary Marcellus 1-19-1904 at Foosland; she died in 1964. Surviving are a son, William L. Day, Gibson City; four grandchildren, Richard Hal Day, W. Michael Day, Stephen Day, and Mrs. Leigh Ann (Lynn) Bowen; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Clara Latch, Gibson City. A son, grandson and a great-grandson preceded him in death.
Mr. Day was one of the oldest living graduates of Gibson City High School and attended the U of I. He was well known as an outstanding athlete in this area. In 1940 Mr. Day retired from farming and for many years was president of the Farmer's Grain Elevator. Pallbearers were Bob Goin, Glen Reynolds, Jr., Woodrow Barnes, Loel Helmick, Clint Sisk and Thomas McCall.

DIXON, GEORGE - Gibson Courier, Friday 8-19-1898
Died, at his home, on Saturday evening, 8-13-1898, of heart failure, George Dixon, aged fifty years. Mr. Dixon was Commander of Post 500. The funeral was at the house on Monday afternoon, burial by Grand Army in Melvin Cemetery. The funeral cortege was very large. The floral offerings were many and handsome. The wife and children have all sympathy in this their great trial. An obituary of Mr. Dixon will be published next week.
(**typist note: three weeks were searched, no obit found.)

Dixon, James
James Dixon passed away on Wednesday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m. in Melvin, following a long illness. He was born March 10, 1871 on Dixon homestead two months north of Melvin, son of James and Jane Hunt Dixon. He married Amanda Beck July 21, 1897.
They farmed 50 years in the Melvin vicinity. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, three daughters, Grace Boundy, and Ruth Trimble, Wenona and Adeline, at home; two sons Mahlon and Millard; three granddaughters. Two daughters preceded him in death. Rev. Chinberg preached services at the First Methodist Church, Melvin. Burial was in Melvin Cemetery. It was a Masonic Funeral.
Out of town relatives and friends were; Mrs. Lucille McCallister, Susan and Carolyn, Whittier, Calif.; Mrs. Grace Inkster, Mrs. Ralph Wyman, son Allen, Alameda, Calif.; Mrs. Erna Gaven, Mawautoss, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Lorin Cooper and Mrs. Lester DeSelm, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Metzgery, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Trimble and daughters, Judy and Carol, Wenona; Mrs. Bernice Beck and Jack Beck, Springfield; Jane Boundy, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Steinhe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steinhe, and Herbert Steinhe, Chicago; Ralph Arends, Normal; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Netherton, Miss Anne Plessner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Behroen, Adam Rupple and daughter, Miss Nellie and Joe Monahan, Chatsworth; George Harsh, and Mrs. Minnie Reehl, Paxton; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McFarland, Loda; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Beyer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brucker, Mrs. Oscar Brucker, Mrs. Sara Tarr and Mrs. Marie Lindholm, Sibley; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yackee, Mrs. Lora Yackee, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson, Dale Thimble, Mrs. Regina Swanick, Roberts; Mrs. Lillian Kyle, Tower Hill; Mrs. Agnes Wages, Cullom; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klintworth, Anchor; Mr. J. Harold Hicks, West Bend, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Parrett, Gibson City (the rest is cut off)


DONNER, EDWARD - Gibson Courier, Thursday, 8-1-1957
Edward Donner, 83 years, 8 months and 13 days died Sunday at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the First Christian Church; Rev. Vernon McDormand, pastor officiated. He was born 11-15-1873, near Casey, the son of Oliver and Mary Bowles Donner. He married Margaret Kile 1-31-1899 at Casey.

DONNER, OLIVER - Gibson Courier, Thursday 1-4-1917
Oliver Donner, father of E.W. Donner of Scotland neighborhood, died on Saturday, 12-23-1917, at his home at Casey, Ill., aged 81 years, 7 months and 1 day. E.W. Donner and son Harry left Saturday for Casey in response to a telegram, and remained until the following Wednesday, and attended the funeral. Death was due to paralysis.

DOYLE, GREGORY L. Gibson Courier, 6-15-1978
Gregory L. Doyle, 88, died at his home in Chicago, 6-7-1978; Mr. Doyle was a former
resident of Gibson City.
s/o Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doyle, Gibson City farmers
m. Anna Carney in Chicago 4-16-1918
buried: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Chicago.

DREIDAME, CHARLES A. Gibson Courier, 6-15-1978
b. 9-19-1912, Cincinnati, Ohio
s/o Charles and Josephine Gers Dreidame.
m. Kathryn Davis Delaney, 6-12-1948, Gibson City, Il.
d. 6-10-1978, Cole Hospital, Champaign, Champaign County, Il.
buried: Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City, Ford County, Il.

Susie Diehl
Died Near Melvin, Ford county, August 18, with congestion of the stomach and lungs, Susie, aged 5 months, daughter of M. L. and L. Diehl. - [Unknown newspaper, August 30, 1877 - Sub. by K.T.]

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