FORD COUNTY, Illinois OBITS

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Lloyd Eveland

Edna Orr

John Schofield

James Harding

Selma Williams

Mary Lovvik

Emma M. Luy

Lavane Penn

Bob Saathoff

Barbara Trantina

Betty Young

Mary Frances Kollross

Edward Madix

Marian L. Nykaza

Mildred Ann White

Susan Florence Rice

Larry Lee Dagen

Anna B. (Bloom) Dahl

Ottis Edwin Damon

Madonna A. Daugherty

Mildred Louise (Tomblin) Davis

Helen L. (Rider) Davis

Jesse P. (Lowery) Davis

Mary (Schoffstoll) Davis

Katherine L. (Pfoff) Davis

George E. Davis

Laverna E. (Riblet) Remley Davis

Levinia (Miller) Davis

Peyton Elise Davis

Mack A. Davis

Harold Dawson

Jerry Warren Decker

Roscoe V. Decker

Mildred Derby

Carol Cleo (Rankin) Deremiah

Frank Derry

Laura Catherine (Holt) Dewall

Bernice Mae (Fuller) Dewall

Leona (Bateman) Evans Dewey

Hazel C. (Rainwater) Delk

Carl E. Dewey

Ryan R. Dodge

Dante M. (Sack) Donner

Earl R. Donner

Verna B. (Wright) Donner

Marie (Beck) Donner

Donald Dean Donner

Hester L. (Payne) Donner

Russell C. Dozier

Emma E. (Tarvin) Dragoo

Maude Ethel (Filby) Richards Drake

Kathryn L. (Davis) Dreidame

Gladys Dueringer

 

Edith M. (Shepherd) Dueringer

Ralph O. Dueringer

Barbara M. (Morninweg) Dueringer

Robert G. Duggins

Pauline E. (Campbell) Ort Dunlap

Roy J. Dysert

Henry Boten

Mary Lovvik

Ardyth Swearingen

Mildred E. Swearingen

C. Richard "Dick" Swope

 Donald E. Taylor

Soffie Una Taylor

Mrs. Lillie Mae Taylor

Clayton D. "Goose" Thackeray

Dorothy F. Thomas

Louise A. Thompson

Shelby D. Thompson

Dorothy D. Thompson

James F. Thompson

Leora V. Thompson

Evelyn M. Thompson

Mildred L. Thompson

Earl E. Tibby

Dorothy M. Timcke

Rose R. Tjarks

Henry Tjarks

Sophronia M. Tomblin

Steven F. Tomlinson

Joseph Earl Tomlinson

Margaret L. Tongate

Dale H. Tongate

Nadyne G. Tongate

John W. Tompkins

Ora Lee Tongate

Morna Tongate

Clarence C. Toreson

MARTHA TRETNER

Margaret B. Trinkle

Kathryn Troyer

Ila M. Tyler

Ethel Ulfers

Earnest Paul Unzicker

Mona D. VanAntwerp

Hattie E. VanBlaracum

Ronald H. Vetter

Charles F. Vice

John R. Vork

Charles W. Wade

         

LLOYD EVELAND
Piper City - Lloyd "Bing" Eveland, 101, of Piper City died at Iroquois Resident Home at 4:55 a.m. Thursday 1-30-2003 after a stroke on Monday evening. His funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Piper City. The Rev. Jan Miller officiated. Burial was in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City. Visitation was from 9 - 11 a.m. Monday at the Church. Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, was in charge of arrangements. He was born 4-28-1901, in Bath, a son of John Guthrie and Ellen Maude Lockwood Eveland. He married Barbara Ann Marksteiner of Bloomington on 12-6-1924 in Chicago. She died 8-1-1992, in Bloomington. He later married F. Nadine Brooks Lawrence in Bloomington 12-17-1994; she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Betty Cook of Piper City; one son, Charles (Dorothy) Eveland of Port Lucia, Fla.; six grandchildren; John (Joan) Cook of Watseka Connee Giampapa of Philadelphia, Penn Lori Ann Cook of Bloomington Steven Lloyd (Julie) Eveland of Atbutus, MD Mark (Joyce) Eveland of Baltimore Md Susan (Brian) Wertzbaugher of Port St. Lucie and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a half sister, Eulah Lacey and by a half brother, Charles Lacey. Mr. Eveland was the first student to graduate from Bath High School in 1922. He attended Illinois State Normal University to participate in the marching band. He played big band music and jazz in and around the Bloomington area in the 1930's. He loved playing his clarinet and saxophone. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge. He had lived in Chicago, Bloomington, Piper City and Mountain Home, Ark. He loved fishing and enjoyed working the crossword puzzle in the daily newspaper. He also read two books a week. He enjoyed being with people and was known as a great storyteller with many stories to tell. He was a fan of stand-up comics of the past and could remember many of their jokes. He was a lifelong Cubs fan and followed all of the athletes as they moved from club to club. Memorials may be made to Piper City Public Library and the Piper City United Methodist Church. Paxton RECORD 2-5-2003


EDNA ORR
Piper City - Edna Orr, 94, of Greenbrier Healthcare Center, Piper City, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday 2-2-2003 at the center. Her funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Piper City, the Rev. Jan Miller officiating. Burial will be in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City. Visitation will be for two hours before the service at the church. She was born 8-23-1908, south of Piper City, a daughter of George and Emma Bork Weber. She married Clifford G. Orr on 10-23-1926 in Watseka. He died 9-6-1987. Survivors include two daughters, Eileen Read, Piper City and Arla Ritter, Salinas, CA., one son, Leland Orr, Piper City; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth; two sisters; and two brothers. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Piper City. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Piper City. She was a homemaker. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Piper City, or to an organization of the donor's choice. Paxton RECORD 2-5-2003


JOHN SCHOFIELD
Sarasota, Fla - John Marcus Schofield, 89, of Sarasota, formerly of Paxton, died 1-17-2003. A memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Jan 20 at Hawkins Funeral Home, Sarasota. Mr. Schofield was born 5-5-1913 in Peoria, a son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Schofield of Paxton. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; six daughters, Beverly Byrd of Tifton, Ga., Jean Schofield of Rock Hill, Carmen and Candace, both of Salem, Mo., Lois Kelly of Windsor, CT., and Leslie Driscoll of Danvers, Mass.; five sons, Robert of Gulf Shores, Ala., William of Houston, John of Hartselle, Ala., Marcus Jr. and James, both of Salem; a sister-in-law, Norma Schofield of Paxton; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A sister, Helen Rost and a brother Milton Schofield, formerly of Paxton preceded him in death. Paxton RECORD 2-5-2003


JAMES HARDING
Buckley - James "Red" H. Harding, 68, of Buckley, died at 11:35 a.m. Monday 2-3-2003 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga. The Rev. Charles Shelquist will officiate. Burial will be in Onarga Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Harding was born 10-29-1934 in Perry County, Ind., a son of Ernest Sr. and Blanche Kellems Harding. He married Joan Price at Watseka 11-17-1956. He later married Jean Donley 7-8-1980 in Paxton who survives in Buckley. Also surviving are three daughters, Cindy (Ed) Warns of Ogden, Peggy (Doug) Vest of Mt. Vernon, and Cassandra Harding of Buckley; two sisters, Jeanne (Glenn) Nichoalds of Onarga, and Marilyn (John) Tilstra, Onarga; five brothers, Hollis "Stub" Harding and spouse of Bolivia, Hargis (Marilou) Harding of Onarga, Roy (Frances) Harding of Georgia, Larry Harding of Georgia and Gary (Virginia) Harding of Odessa, TX.; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. He had been employed at France Broom Co., in Paxton for 38 years. He retired in 1992. He was a member of the Onarga United Methodist Church. He enjoyed showing horses of all kinds and participated in field trials with dogs, and in hunting. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney association or his church. Paxton RECORD 2-5-2003


SELMA WILLIAMS
Sibley - The funeral of Selma G. Williams, 72, of Sibley, was at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Sibley, the Rev. Diane Watson officiating. Burial was in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation was from 3 - 6 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with an Eastern Star service at 6 p.m., and for one hour before the service Monday at the church. Mrs. Williams died Friday 1-24-2003 at her winter home in Apache Junction, AZ. She was born 7-25-1930 at Sibley, a daughter of John Andrew and Gertrude Pauline Kuntz Lanz. She married John Randall Williams 4-30-1949 at Petersburg. He died 7-26-2001. Surviving are two sons, John Jay (Katie) Williams of Hartland, Wis., and Scott Randall (Carol) Williams of Melvin; one daughter, Susan Jane (Mike) Rabbitt of St. Louis, Mo.; and seven grandchildren, Rachel Beth, Susanne Rebecca, Katherine Louise and John Andrew Williams, all of Hartland, Wis., and John Joseph, Olan Jennings and Rose Elston Williams, all of Melvin. One daughter, Nancy; one brother, Jimmy; and her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Williams graduated form Sibley High School in 1947 and attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. She and her husband farmed east of Sibley for more than 50 years on the Lanz family farm. An active member of the United Methodist Church in Sibley, she was an avid contributor to the annual church bazaar. She was also the Sunday school music director and held numerous offices within the church congreation. Mrs. Williams completed her bachelors degree in 1981 from ISU and went on to finish her masters. She was employed by the Rantoul and Melvin-Sibley school districts as a registered speech pathologist. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She spent many summers with her family at Golden Vista Resort in Apache Junction, AZ. Memorials may be made to her church or to an organization of the donor's choice. Paxton RECORD 2-5-2003

MARY LOVVIK
Eau Claire, Wisc. - Mary Lou Lovvik, 63, of Eau Claire, Wisc., formerly of Paxton died Wednesday 1-22-2003 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Services are pending. She was born in Paxton 2-3-1939 a daughter of John and Ruth Hanson. She married Merrill Lovvik. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Kevin Lovvik and Paul Lovvik, borh of Eau Claire; two grandchildren; two brothers, John Hanson of Neillsville, Wisc., and Charles Hanson of Paxton; and two sisters, Lois Frette and Alice Abrahamson, both of Paxton. She had been employed as a nurse at Luther Health Care Systerm, Eau Claire. PAXTON RECORD, 1-29-03


EMMA M. LUY
Sibley - Emma M. Luy, 96, of Sibley, formerly of Decatur, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday 1-22-2003 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Star Hope Mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday at the mausoleum. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Luy was born 1-10-1907 at Garbenheim, Germany, a daughter of Frederick and Katerina Mohr Bierau. She married Wilhelm Luy on 1-10-1930 at Garbenheim. He died 11-26-1985. Surviving are two daughters, Marlid (John) Burkhart of Sibley, and Gerda Hecker of Decatur; one sister. Lanue Uhl of Asslar, Germany; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. One son, three brothers, eight sisters, and two granddaughters preceded her in death. Mrs. Luy moved to Decatur in 1956 from Germany. She had recently moved to Sibley. She was a member of the German Club and DUNK. PAXTON RECORD, 1-29-03


LAVANE PENN
Lavane Penn, 92, formerly of Loda, died 1-14-2003. A memorial service will be 2-1-2003 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Harrogate, Tn. She was born 8-22-1910 the only child of Alonzo and Edith Phillips. She married Joel Elmo Penn 4-20-1942 in St. Charles, Mo. He died 3-2-1991. She is survived by a son, Cecil Penn of Harrogate. Mrs. Penn lived all of her married life, almost 50 years, at Loda. In June 1992 she came to live with her son, first in Virginia and since 1997, in Tn. She moved with her son to LaFollette, Tenn in July 2001. She had been confined to her bed for the last four years because of congestive heart problems and died in her sleep. In lieu of flowers, persons may donate to the David McDonald scholarship fund at Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Harrogate, TN., to the Loda Twp Library or to the Loda United Methodist Church. PAXTON RECORD, 1-29-03

BOB SAATHOFF
Harm J. "Bob" Saathoff, 73, Gibson City, died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday 1-22-2003 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Anchor. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Saathoff was born 3-17-1929 in Champaign County, a son of Onnie and Grace (Fruhling) Saathoff. He married Clarine Frerichs 2-20-1949 in Royal. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Rhonda (Bill) Harlow of Miami, Fla., Nancy Bertram of Portland, Ore., and Robin (Don) Brokate of Mahomet; two grandchildren, Kimberly Brokate of Atlanta, Ga., and Travis Brokate of Mahomet; one sister, Doreatha Grider of Champaign; and one step-brother, Jim Shry of NY. His parents, one brother, one sister, one stepsister and a son-in-law preceded him in death. Mr. Saathoff farmed near Fithian and moved to rural Gibson City in 1955. He retired in 1991 and moved into Gibson City. He was a grain farmer and a conservationist. He received the Progressive Farming Award in 1959. He was a member of the advisory committee of the PCA, chairman of the Farmers Home Adm. at the county level, vice chairman of the Ford County Service Co. Board and a member of the Health Improvement Association. Mr. Saathoff was a member of the Ford County Sheriff's Dept for many years and past president of the St. John's Lutheran Church Board in Anchor. He was also a member of the administraive board of the United Methodist Church and served as vice president of the church council. PAXTON RECORD, 1-29-03

BARBARA TRANTINA
Barbara L. Trantina, 66, of Gibson City, formerly of Lockport, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday 1-21-2003 at her home in rural Gibson City. Her funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Melvin, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the rosary recited at 8 p.m. Mrs. Trantina was born 10-24-1936 at Chicago, a daughter of Stanley and Josephine Medzylo Karkut. She married Robert J. Trantina on 1-15-1966 at Lockport. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Robert Trantina and Bernie (Jaimie) Trantina, both of Sibley; two daughters, Robin (Robert) Rigoni of Lockport and Mary (Tony) Angus of Sandwich; seven grandchildren; one brother Ed Karkut of Lockport; and two sisters, Josie Fleming of Urbana and Theresa Koskiewicz of Lockport. Her parents and one sister, Bernice Wolan, preceded her in death. Mrs. Trantina was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Melvin. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. PAXTON RECORD, 1-29-03

BETTY YOUNG
Sarasota, Fla. - Betty Olson Young, 84, of Sarasota, formerly of Paxton died 1-23-2003. Services were Saturday at Pine Shores Presbyterian Church. The National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter was in charge of arrangements. She was born 1-23-1919 in Rantoul, a daughter of Otto and Beth Smith Olson. Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Charles; a daughter, Rebecca McNeilly of Sarasota; three stepsons, Theodore of Jacksonville, Daniel of Germantown, TN., and Mark of Arlington, VA.; one brother, Robert Olson of Rockford; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Young graduated from Paxton High School in 1937. She moved to Sarasota in 1981 from Winston-Salem, NC She retired as a legal secretary. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood and Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, Sarasota. PAXTON RECORD, 1-29-03


MARY FRANCES KOLLROSS
Mary Frances Kollross, 87, of Gibson City died at 10:12 a.m. Friday 1-17-2003 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dennis Kollross and the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Gibson City Welfare Agency or to the William Moyer Library. She was born 8-10-1915, in Marinette, Wis., a daughter of Frank Elijah and Mary Jane Nash Phillips. She married Joseph J. Kollross on 5-6-1939, in Menominee, Mich. He died 5-17-1972. Survivors include three sons, Jack (Susan) Kollross, Gibson City; Charles (Carolyn) Kollross, New Lenox; and the Rev. Dennis Kollross, Decatur; a sister, Beverly Osborne, Gerlach, Nev.; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers. Mrs. Kollross was a resident of Gibson City since 1945. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She was a board member of the Gibson City Welfare Agency. She graduated from Marientte High School in 1938 and attended the Badger Business College in Green Bay, Wis., for one year. She owned and operated the Gambles Hardware Store in Gibson City from 1945 - 1980 with her husband, Joe. Honorary pallbearers: Ladies of the Altar and Rosary Society 1-27-03

Active pallbearers: John Kollross, Tony Kollross, Rob Kollross, Chad Kollross, Matt Kollross, Todd Kollross

EDWARD MADIX
Edward G. Madix, 93, of Normal, formerly of Hudson, formerly of Loda, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday 1-14-2003 at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal. His funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Don Roszkowski officiated. Burial was in Hudson Cemetery, Hudson. Visitation was one hour before the service Saturday at the memorial home. He was born 10-24-1909 in Loda, a son of Peter James and Margaret Saxma Madix. He married Lola Hinshaw on 8-18-1934, in Loda. She died 10-16-1995. Surviving is one sister, Doris Madix, Paxton; several nieces and nephews. Three sisters preceded him in death. He was a carpenter for Local 63 and a 60-year member. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, and a member of MeLean County Farm Bureau. He graduated in 1930 from ISNU. He served with the Air Force in India during WWII. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Memorials may be made to American Red Cross. 1-27-03


MARIAN L. NYKAZA
Marian L. Nykaza, 85, South Chicago Heights, formerly of Loda, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday 1-14-2003 at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beecher Fellowship Baptist Church, Beecher, the Rev. Ed D'Andres officiating. Burial was in Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery, Monee. Visitation was from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Fred C. Hub Memorial Chapel of Chicago Heights was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Nykaza was born 4-26-1917 in Loda, a daughter of William Rasmus and Christine Dale. She married Adam Nykaza, who died in 1969. Surviving are two daughters, Judith (Eugene) Ooms of Wapella, and Joanne Williams of Chalmette, La.; two sons, Douglas (Joyce) Nykaza of Steger and Gary Nykaza of South Chicago Heights; one brother Donald Rasmus of Loda; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and 12 brothers and sisters. She was a member of Beecher Fellowship Church. She was a homemaker. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Parkinson's Foundation, American Diabetes Assn or the American Cancer Society. 1-27-03


MILDRED ANN WHITE
Sherman Texas - Mildred Ann White, 80, of Sherman, Texas, a native of Clarence, died Tuesday 1-14-2003 at Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Key Memorial United Methodist Church, Sherman, the Rev. Allen Snider officiating. Burial was in Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday at Waldo Funeral Home, Sherman. Mrs. White was born 8-3-1922 in Clarence, a daughter of Orville W. and Grace Scott Foster. She married Henry M. White on 6-18-1949 in Paxton. He survives. Also surviving are a son, James H. White of Azle, Texas; two daughters, Lynn Marie Tater of Denison and Elaine Ann Fleming of Acton, Texas; two brothers, Clifford Foster and Earl Foster, both of Paxton; three sisters, Orel Lindgren and Doris Ehmen, both of Paxton, and Norma Eubanks of Monticello, Ark.; and four grandchildren. Mrs. White worked at a school cafeteria while living in Illinois., She moved to Sherman in 1982. She was a pink lady at Wilson N. Jones Memorial Hospital and a volunteer for the Key Care Mission at Key Memorial United Methodist Church. She was also active in girl scouts in Illinois. She enjoyed sewing and making and selling ceramics. Memorials may be made to Key Memorial United Methodist Church, Sherman Texas or the Key Care. 1-27-03


SUSAN FLORENCE RICE

Mrs. Harvey HYDE Called By Death Sunday .........Mother of 10 children passes away at home after long illness
Mrs. Harvey HYDE, once Susan Florence Rice, passed away Sunday at 10:55 p.m. 22 August 1948 at the family residence,at 357 W. Holmes St. Paxton, IL after a lingering illness. Mrs. HYDE was born 25 March 1884 at Edgewood. Illinois. The daughter of John and Lavina RICE. She was married to Harvey HYDE April 8, 1903 at Edgewood, Illinois The family moved to Paxton in 1916 and has resided here continousley since that time. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Paxton, Illinois. She is survived by: 10 children, 8 daughters. Mrs. Glen (Sara) Cook, Mrs. Lindell (Delsa) Clark, Mrs. Russell ( Lucille) Blessing, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Hippard, Mrs. Frank ( Maxine) Murphy, Mrs. Donald (Frances) Robertson, Mrs. Jim ( Mildred) Baker, Miss Gwendolyn HYDE, and two sons, Glenn HYDE and John HYDE. 3 children preceded her in death, Harvey, Laura and Floyd. Also surviving one sister Mrs. John (Alma) Chaplin, one brother Charles RICE. [My grandmother: Marcia Hippard Larson mlarso36@cybertrails.com]

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LARRY LEE DAGEN
Funeral services for Larry L. Dagen, 17 months,were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday October 20, 1969 at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. The infant was found dead in his bed Sunday morning, October 19. Reynard Hayslette, Ford Co. Coroner, said death was due to pneumonia. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee, Sibley; a step-brother, Richie, and a step-sister, Kathie, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dagen, Rankin; step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lovell Wood, Wellington. b. 5-12-1968 d. 10-19-1969

ANNA B. (BLOOM) DAHL
(Gibson City Courier, November 13, 1919) Anna B. Dahl, nee Bloom, died in Peoria, 11-12-1919, age 77 yr 9 mo 26 da. She was born in Sweden in 1841. She married Andrew P. Dahl and came to America nearly fifty years ago. Mr. Dahl died in December 1914. Seven children born in this union - only one son, T.E. Dahl of Peoria survives.

OTTIS EDWIN DAMON
Mr. Damon was closely indentified with the economic and industrial interests of his adopted State of Illinois. His choice of business lay in the improvement and exploitation of farm lands, and the handling of livestock. After many years in Illinois, he transferred his interests to the Dakotas and Iowa. Since the death of his wife in 1902, he has made his home with a brother, O.H. Damon of Gibson City. Preceded in death by his wife and two daughters, Eva C. and Etta L. Damon. Only surviving member of his family is a granddaughter, Margaret Manderson of Panora, Iowa; two brothers, O.H. of Gibson City, Albert of Pacific Beach, WA, and a sister, Mrs. E.B. (Emma) Estee of Gibson City. b. 9-22-1833 Syndon, VT. parents: Ebenezer & Chloe Lawrence Damon m. Elizabeth Abigal Newall in Lawrence, Mass. d. Friday 12-15-1911, 78 yrs 2 mo. 23 days bur: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Ford County, Il.

MADONNA A. DAUGHERTY
The funeral of MaDonna A. Daugherty, 74, of Gibson City will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Thomas Condron officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from noon - 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday 12-17-1988 at the Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. She was born 12-3-1914 in Indianapolis, Ind., a daughter of Arnold and Grace Shool Morrison. She married James H. Daugherty on 8-8-1953 in Bloomington. He died 12-14-1986. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Brandt, Gibson City; a brother, Tom Morrison, Corpus Christi, TX.; a sister, Marge Hegg. Paxton; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Daugherty was a resident of Gibson City for 35 years. She was a member of the VFW and the Elliott AMVET Auxiliary.

MILDRED LOUISE (TOMBLIN) DAVIS
The funeral of Mildred Louise Davis, 69, Gibson City, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Patrick W. Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She died at 12:32 Tuesday 3-28-1995 at her home. Mrs. Davis was born 4-8-1925 in Foosland, the daughter of Leonard and Sophronia Shirley Tomblin. She married Donovan Taylor 3-7-1948 in Gibson City. He died 11-2-1972. She married Leonard Davis 8-3-1974 in Gibson City. ' He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Lee, Thawville; one son, Donovan Taylor, Rantoul; four stepdaughters, Carmen Rickets, Columbus, Ohio; Judy Greenen, Springfield; Jean Cliff, Stevens Point, Wis.,; and Karen Bergman, Waukesha, Wis.; one sister, Mary Ellen McMahon, Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter. One brother and one infant sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Davis had lived in Gibson City all of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

HELEN L. (RIDER) DAVIS
Helen L. Davis, age 87 of Gibson City died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday, 10-27-2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. October 29 at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Edgar Long and Mae Long. Active pallbearers included Lowell Mest, Vernon Castor and Duane Shaw. Mrs. Davis was born 12-26-1913 at Saybrook a daughter of Upton and Alice Bear Rider. She married John W. Davis in 1945. He died 12-3-1966. Survivors include three nieces, Darline Castor of Urbana, Joyce Shaw of Olney and Lorene O'Neal of Gibson City and one step-sister, Rita Meadors of Joliet. She was preceded in death by one step-daughter and three sisters. Mrs. Davis was a retired cook from the Gibson City schools, where she worked for 25 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church for 65 years. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospice Program.

JESSE P. (LOWERY) DAVIS
(two different spellings)
Jessie P. Davis, 89, of Gibson City, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday 1-7-2002 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from ' 1 - 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gibson Area Hospital or the First Christian Church of Gibson City. She was born 11-4-1912 at Gibson City, a daughter of Roy and Hazel J. Hinds Lowery. She married Richard T. Davis 11-4-1934 at Gibson City. He died 1-21-1985. Survivors include one sister, ' Mary Sloat, Monmouth; and one brother, William Lowery, Gibson City. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

MARY (SCHOFFSTOLL) DAVIS
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.

KATHERINE L. (PFOFF) DAVIS
The funeral of Katherine L. Davis, age 74 of Momence, formerly of Gibson City, was held Monday at 11 a.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Randall Perry officiating. Burial followed in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Richard Mattox, Jr., William Mattox, Ronald Gossett and Robert Gossett. She died at 3 p.m. Friday 4-6-1990 at Momence Meadows Nursing Home. She was born 12-6-1915 in Gibson City, a daughter of Joseph and Lena Little Pfoff. Survivors include two sons, Robert Gossett, Boscobel, Wisconsin; and Ronald Gossett of Mackinaw; a daughter, Gladys Spangler of Bourbonnais; a sister, Dorothy Thompson of Paxton; nine grqandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She had lived in the Kankakee area for eight years and had spent most of her life in Gibson City. She was a member of the former United Brethern Church. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Gibson City.

GEORGE E. DAVIS
George E. Davis, 55, of Gibson City died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday 9-17-1989 from a liver disease at Burnham Hospital, Champaign. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Burial will be at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 9 - 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Davis was born 5-21-1934 in Hazlehurst, Miss., the son of Elson and Florence Buries Davis. He married Clara M. Jones in 1955 in Chicago. She died 11-24-1988. Surviving are one son, James E. Davis, St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Doris Davis, Oakland, Calif.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Davis, Champaign, and Mack Davis, Joliet; three sisters, Jean Miner and Alma Day, both of Gibson City, and Shirley Kelly, Chicago; two half brothers, Sam Jones, California, and Charles Davis, Champaign; and four half sisters, Betty Davis, Champaign, Mollie Davis and Ora Nell Stewart, both of Chicago, and Almor Davis, of NY. His parents, a sister, a half brother and a half sister preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

LAVERNA E. (RIBLET) REMLEY DAVIS
The funeral of LaVerna E. Remley Davis, 95, a lifelong resident of Gibson City, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Revs. Bill Williams and Patrick W. Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis died at 1:30 p.m. Monday 4-27-1992 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. She was born 4-16-1897 at Gibson City, a daughter of Charles W. and Ella Riley Riblet. She married Maple A. Remley 1-20-1914 at Gibson City. He died 9-17-1967. She later married Roy M. Davis, who preceded her in death 5-20-1977. Survivors include two stepsons, Dr. Theodore Davis, Watseka, and Maron Davis, Helena, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Mary Beth Davis, Springfield, Mo.; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren. One son and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church or to Gibson Manor, Gibson City.

LEVINIA (MILLER) DAVIS
Levinia Miller Davis, 96, of McLean County Nursing Home, Normal, formerly of Gibson City, died at 1:53 a.m. Wednesday 4-5-2000 at the nursing home. Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Al Schneck officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church Library or the McLean County Nursing Home, Normal. Mrs. Davis was born 8-31-1903 at Versailles, Ky., a daughter of Taylor and Bessie Emelia Kiefer Miller. She married Cecil Y. Davis on 5-19-1926 at Fisher. He died 10-14-1969. She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie E. (Everett) Sanders, Bloomington and Doris (Frank) Gerber, Gibson City; and a son, Darrell W. (Jeanette) Davis, Lincoln, Neb. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Steve Gerber, Dan Gerber, Kathleen Gerber, Kristofer Davis and Samantha Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Davis Gerber and Drake Gerber. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Loel (Lowell?) Davis, five sisters and two brothers. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Gibson City for 50 years where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Pleasant Hour Club and the South Side Country Club. Mrs. Davis spent two years at Illinois State University to get a teaching degree. She then taught school for four years in the Fisher community. She loved gardening, flowers, reading, cooking and baking. She was a good wife and mother.

PEYTON ELISE DAVIS
Peyton Elise Davis, 2 months, 2 days, died at 10:54 a.m. Sunday 4-9-2000 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Gibson City. The Rev. Randall Robinson and Pastor Bill Dumpert will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the American SIDS Institute. She was born 2-7-2000 at Gibson City, the daughter of Melvin Anthony Davis and Allison L. Dewey. They survive. Also surviving are grandparents, Bill and Joyce Dewey, Gibson City; and Melvin N. Davis, Medesto, Calif.; and one great-grandmother, Elizabeth Kumler, Colfax. Her paternal grandmother, maternal great-grandfather and paternal great-grandparents preceded her in death.

MACK A. DAVIS
Mack A. Davis, age 55 of Gibson City died at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday 12-15-1999 at the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. December 20 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverends Dan Hill and Loriane Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. December 20 at the funeral home. Mr. Davis was born 8-20-1944 at Hazelhurst, Miss., a son of Elson and Florence Davis. Survivors include four brothers, Willie Davis and Charles Davis, both of Champaign, Sam Jones of Los Angeles, California and Alexander Davis of Chicago; four sisters, Alma Day of Gibson City, Molly Davis of Chicago, Ora Nell Stewart of Champaign and Betty Kent of Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. Mr. Davis lived in Gibson City and Chicago for most of his life. He most recently sub-contracted through Toll Manufacturing in Gibson City. Memorials can be made to the Gibson Community Hospice Program.

HAROLD DAWSON
Harold D. Dawson, age 36, a rural Gibson City resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 5-6-1989 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana of injuries he sustained in an accident. His funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Robert A. Hoover officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Pallbearers included Don Carlson, Wayne Keith, Darrell Martin, Robert Whitehouse, Gary Lindsey and Rick Tomlinson. He was born 2-28-1953 at Urbana, a son of Alfred and Julia Thompson Dawson. He married Christine A. Rowcliff 10-17-1973 at Roberts and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Trina and Heather, both at home; his father of Gibson City; his mother, Julia Lea and stepfather Robert Lea, both of Memphis, TN; his maternal grandfather, Ed Thompson, and maternal stepgrandmother, Reva Thompson, both of San Antonio, Texas; five brothers, David and Allen "Pat" Dawson, both of Memphis; Danny and Rick Dawson, both of Gibson City; and Scott Dawson, Melvin; one step-brother, Allen Lea, Lebanon, TN; and two stepsisters, Lisa Harris and Kathy Agee, both of Lebanon, TN. He lived all of his life in the Gibson City area and was employed by M&W Gear Co., Gibson City for ' 16 years. He was a member of Living Word Church, Roberts. Memorials may be made to his church.

JERRY WARREN DECKER
Jerry Warren Decker, age 54 of Hunter, ND, died Thursday night, 2-27-1992. Decker was born 5-16-1937 in Tuscola, the son of Roscoe and Dorothy Warren Decker. He grew up and attended school in Gibson City. After graduation he attended the Police Academy in Champaign and served as a police officer in Gibson City and as chief of police in Bellflower. He married Barbara Nohr Haarstad on 3-22-1980 in Glyndon, Minnesota. They moved to Hunter, ND where he worked as a salesman for the Hunter Equipment Company. He served as chief of the Hunter Fire Department and Civil Defense Coordinator. He is a past city council member. Decker is survived by his wife and seven sons, Chris Decker of Gibson City; Brian Decker of Saybrook; Scott Haarstad of Edina, Minn.; Randy Haarstad of El Paso, TX; Dean Haarstad of Minneapolis, Minn.; Vance Haarstad of Bloomington and Thomas Haarstad of Fargo, ND.; one daughter, Kathy (Mrs. Lloyd) Dessel of Dickinson, ND; his father, Roscoe Decker of Gibson City and five grandchildren. North Dakota funeral services were held Monday, March 2 at the First Lutheran Church of Hunter at 2:30 p.m. Visitation was held Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Lindsey-Carlson Funeral Home in Page with a prayer service Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. Visitation will be held for one hour before the service at the church in Gibson City. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery.

ROSCOE V. DECKER
The funeral of Roscoe V. Decker, 81, of Gibson City, was Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City. The Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiated. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and also Tuesday at the Church. Mr. Decker died at 9:25 p.m. Thursday, 12-17-1992 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla. He was born 11-8-1911 at Somerset, Ky., a son of Thomas and Nancy J. Bradley Decker. He married Dorothy Warren in Tuscola. She died 9-14-1956. He married Pauline J. Decker 3-7-1958, at Collinsville. She died 9-3-1984. He married Myrtle Steele 9-14-1985 at Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include two stepsons, William Ferris, Collinsville, and Darrel Steele, Gibson City; three stepdaughters, Patty Greer, Collinsville; Sue Brown, Effingham; and Paula Boland, Canton, Ohio; three brothers, George Decker, Plainfield, Idaho; Ben Decker, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Howard Decker, Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Donna Wade, Boggstown, Ind.; and Edna Burroughs, Mesa, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son and a sister. Mr. Decker lived in Gibson City since 1954 and was employed by Arends and Sons Farm Equipment Sales Co. for 23 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Gibson City and the First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

MILDRED DERBY
Mildred Louise Derby, 76, of Willcox, AZ, formerly of Gibson City, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday 2-5-1993 at Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Willcox. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. James A. Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Derby was born 6-6-1916 in Metcalf, a daughter of Grover Cleveland and Ila Mae Bennett Ross. She married Clio M. Derby 8-6-1947. He died 12-18-1975. Survivors include three sons, Arthur Ray Stewart, Willcox, Ariz.; and Wayne Dean Derby and William Marshall Stewart, both of Champaign; four daughters, Lynda Whelan and Sue Jones, both of Willcox, AZ.; Virginia Bailey, Springfield, Mo.; and Sandra Kay Ferrell, LeRoy; a brother, James Ross, Chrisman; two sisters, Eva Cary, Willcox, Ariz., and Myrtle Luallen, Perrysburg, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. An infant son, and infant daughter, a brother, three sisters, three grandchildren and a great-grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. Derby had lived in Willcox, Ariz. for four years since moving from Gibson City. She was a member of VFW Post 6289 Auxiliary, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the family.

CAROL CLEO (RANKIN) DEREMIAH
Carol Cleo Deremiah, age 87 of Gibson City died at 12:45 a.m. Friday 3-10-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex where she had been a resident for eight years. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was for one hour before the service Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Don Deremiah, Larry Deremiah, Carol Cox, Rodney Harmon, Don Rankin and Dennis Cox. Mrs. Deremiah was born 12-1-1907 at Foosland, Brown Twp, a daughter of A.D. and Jennie Prince Rankin. She married Charles Paul Deremiah on 3-16-1940 at St. Louis, Mo. He died 1-6-1983. Survivors include one brother, Ramon Rankin of Gibson City and one sister, Jane Cox of Fisher. Two brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of University Place Christian Church in Urbana and a life member of the AmVets Auxiliary of Fisher. She helped organize the Women's Evening Club at Fisher and the Kum Join Us Class at Fisher Church of Christ. She lived in the Fisher, Foosland, Champaign and Gibson City areas. Memorials may be made to the activity department of Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

FRANK DERRY
The funeral of Frank Derry, 47, of Chicago was held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the W.S. Lamb Chapel in charge of Rev. A.H. Flagge, pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. Mr. Derry was born 1-24-1882 at Springfield, Mo., and when a young man came to this vicinity and for a number of years was in the employ of the local telephone company, leaving here about 20 years ago for Chicago where he has since resided. He was married in 1906 to Miss Hazel Ramey of this city at Hammond, Ind. Besides his widow he is survived by four children, Mrs. Vera Anderson, Mrs. Lona LaMaster, Miss Doris Ramey and Clarence Ramey, all of Chicago. (Daily Pantagraph - Wednesday 7-24-1929)

LAURA CATHERINE (HOLT) DEWALL
Laura Catherine DeWall, age 74 of Gibson City died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday 6-7-1995 at her home. Her funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Joel Catlin officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the home. Pallbearers were Gary Dodd, Terry Dodd, Clive Hornstein, Greg Hornstein, Richard Siems and Norman Siems. Mrs. DeWall was born 11-2-1920 in Paxton the daughter of Otto and Anna Holt. She married Earl E. DeWall on 7-4-1941 in Bloomington and he survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Jeanne C. DeWall of Gibson City; and two sisters, Effie Miller of Vancouver, Washington; and Hazel See of Roseburg, Oregon. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mrs. DeWall was a member of Melvin United Methodist Church and the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital or to the Carle Hospice of Gibson City.

BERNICE MAE (FULLER) DEWALL
Mrs. Bernice Mae DeWall, 85, a lifelong Gibson City resident, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday 11-24-1975 at Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral was held Wednesday Nov 26 at the First Christian Church, Dr. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Gibson City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Birkey, Kenneth Hawthorne, Warren Brown, Primm Kerchenfaut, Ivan E. Donner and William Anderson. Mrs. DeWall was born 9-14-1890 at Bentown, a daughter of Clinton and Addie Benjamin Fuller. She was married to William C. DeWall 3-18-1914 in Gibson City. Surviving are a son William C. Jr., Foosland; two grandchildren and two great-grand-children. Her husband and a brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Gibson City Senior Woman's Club, the Governor Thomas Ford Chapter DAR, a charter member of Wantwood Community Club, member of the First Christian Church, the Christian Women's Fellowship and the Loyal Daughters Class. Memorials may be made to her church.

LEONA (BATEMAN) EVANS DEWEY
Leona Evans Dewey, age 81 of Gibson City died at 11:40 p.m. Monday, 10-12-1998 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Friday October 16 at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City at 10 a.m. prior to the memorial service. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. October 15 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Mrs. Dewey was born 12-21-1916 at Bellflower, a daughter of John Pallas and Mary Susan Cherry Bateman. She married Samuel E. Evans on 4-6-1940 at Henderson, KY. He died 2-26-1971. She then married Carl E. Dewey on 4-4-1972 at Gibson City. He preceded her in death on 4-1-1996. Survivors include one son, Samuel Evans of Lincoln; one daughter, Susan Norman of St. Joseph; two stepsons, Charles Dewey and William Dewey, both of Gibson City; one granddaughter; seven step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson; one brother, Donald Bateman of Leroy; and two sisters, Ruby Rendall of Almond, WI and Carol Paulson of Plymoth, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant grandchildren. Mrs. Dewey lived most of her life in the Gibson City area. She was a school teacher from 1936 to 1976 teaching at the Wildrose Country School in Gibson City; Stanton Center; Urbana Weber School; Mansfield Elementary School; Saybrook Elementary School and Gibson City Elementary School. An active member of the First Christian Chruch of Gibson City, Mrs. Dewey was a member of the National Honor Society and the Women of the Moose. She graduated from Drummer Twp High School and Illinois State Normal University in Normal. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospice program, the Bateman Library in Africa or to the First Christian Church of Gibson City.

HAZEL C. (RAINWATER) DELK
Hazel C. Delk, age 84 of Gibson City died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, 8-19-1999 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. August 22 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. August 22 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Rick Bowen, Phillip Grieme, Charles Norfleet, Jack Royal, Nathan Antrobus, Hi Troyer and Cliff Hime. Mrs. Delk was born 8-17-1915 at Pulaski County, KY a daughter of Durham and Hattie Vest Rainwater. She married Marvin L. Delk on 12-21-1935 at Sommerset, KY. Survivors include her husband, Marvin Delk of Gibson City; three daughters, Elaine Lynch of Gibson City; Naveen (Ronald) Bowen of Gibson City and Connie (Thomas) Antrobus of Yorkville; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; one brother, Orville Rainwater of Gibson City; two sisters, Ersie Lane of Milford, Ohio and Aldene Norfleet of Dunville, KY. She was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and two infant grandsons. A member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City, Mrs. Delk lived in the Gibson City area since 1945. She helped with food preparation at at the Gibson Area Hospital, Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City and the Gibson City schools. Memorials can be made to the Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City.

CARL E. DEWEY
Carl E. Dewey, age 84 of Gibson City died at 11:10 a.m. Monday 4-1-1996 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday April 5 at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Don Jones officiating. Burial will be at the Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the First Christian Church following the service. Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City was in charge of the arrangaements. Honorary pallbearers are Clyde Day, Don Coile, William Sallee, Carl Dewey, Don Roy, Clint Dewey, Chris Dewey and Harley Briggs. Mr. Dewey was born 8-9-1911 at Bellflower, a son of William Zion and Addie Bourne Dewey. He married Minette Green in September of 1934 in Gibson City. She died in January 1936. He married Effie B. Edmonds on 2-14-1938 in Paris, Mo. She died 9-10-1969. He married Leona B. Evans on 4-4-1972 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Leona B. Dewey of Gibson City; two sons, Charles E. Dewey and William E. Dewey, both of Gibson City; one step-son Sam L. Evans of Lincoln; one step-daughter, Susan Evans Norman of St. Joseph; seven grandchildren; one step-granddaughter and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two grandsons. Mr. Dewey was a resident of Gibson City since he was seven years of age. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City and a member of the Gibson City Moose Lodge. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital or to an organization of the donor's choice.

RYAN R. DODGE
Ryan R. Dodge, age 21 of Melvin died at 11:39 a.m. Friday, 9-20-1996 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Melvin on Thursday evening. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, September 23 at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 1 - 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Troy Dodge, Michael Alsdorf, Dale Morano, Dan Morano, Bill Curry and Dale McPherson. Mr. Dodge was born 12-26-1974 at Pontiac, a son of Wayne L. and Beverly A. Cotham McPherson and Robert and Mary Jane Dodge. Survivors include his father, Robert Dodge of Flora and his stepmother, Mary Jane Dodge; his mother, Beverly McPherson and his adoptive father, Wayne McPherson, both of Gibson City; one brother, Josh McPherson of Gibson City; two sisters, Corinna Dodge of Flora and Angela Little of Chatsworth; his maternal grandparents Marvin and Nina Cotham of Rockville, Indiana and his paternal grandmother, Eva C. Dodge of Manville. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather. Formerly of the Gibson City and Flora area, Mr. Dodge lived in Melvin for one year. He was a graduate of Flora High School and worked as a sub-contractor in construction. He also worked at American Software Distributing in Urbana. He enjoyed hunting, reading, cycling, fishing and climbing. Memorials may be made to the family.

DANTE M. (SACK) DONNER
Dante M. Donner, 18, of Rantoul, formerly of Gibson City, died at 4:53 p.m. Sunday 2-18-1996 in East Bend Twp, Champaign County from injuries resulting from an automobile accident. A story is on page A2. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Gibson City Bible Church, the Revs. Paul Thomason and Brent Zastrow officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and one hour before the service Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Dante Donner Memorial Fund for her son. Surviving are her husband, Jonah Donner, Rantoul; one son, Dylan Donner, at home; her father, David Sack, Houston, Texas; her mother, Bernadette Douglas, Gibson City; three sisters, Crystal Speegle, Katrina Speegle, and Samantha Speegle, all of Gibson City; maternal grandmother, Jeanette McFalls, Cincinnati, Ohio; maternal grandfather, Norbert Shumate, Tampa, Fla.; and paternal grandmother, Betty Sack, Cincinnati, Ohio. Her paternal grandfather preceded her in death. She was born 8-26-1977 in St. Petersburg, Fla., a daughter of David and Bernadette Shumate Sack. She married Jonah Donner 3-18-1994 in Paxton. Mrs. Donner was empliyed at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City, since July 1995. She was formerly employed at Toll Mfg Gibson City. She attended Gibson City High School. She lived most of her life in Gibson City.

EARL R. DONNER
Earl R. Donner, age 80 of Gibson City, died at 7:50 a.m. Friday, 2-23-1996 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Philip N. Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Sherman Nelson, Don Hoover, Dwain Parker, Chuck Jackson, Dick Cliff and Rick Carden. Mr. Donner was born 12-28-1915 at Gibson City a son of Edward W. and Margareat E. Kyle Donner. He married Verna B. Wright on 5-4-1935 at Paxton. Survivors include his wife, Verna B. Donner of Gibson City; one son, Harold Donner of Taylorville; three grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; one brother, Oren Donner of Carlinville; four sisters, Frances McMahon, Daisy Brownlee, Verna Farris and Velma Taylor, all of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. A member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, Mr. Donner was an associate member of the Elliott AmVets and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1516 in Taylorville. He was employed by CIPS for 33 years before retiring in 1977. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex or to the Carle Hospice Unit of Gibson City or to an organization of the donor's choice.

VERNA B. (WRIGHT) DONNER
Verna B. Donner, age 81 of Gibson City died at 10 a.m. Wednesday 3-18-1998 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday March 19 at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers included Gayle Andersen, Richard Moxley, Jim Henson, Don Hoover, Merle Brokate, Maurice Shilts, Floyd Hyde and Jim Davis. Serving as active pallbearers were John Myers, Jim Shafer, Carlyle Griffith, Joe Rodden, Mylo Yeaman, Doug Kohl and Phil Roady. Mrs. Donner was born 9-22-1916 at Gibson City a daughter of Howard and Minnie Struebing Wright. She married Earl R. Donner on 5-4-1935 at Paxton. He preceded her in death on 2-23-1996. Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Beverly Donner of Taylorville; three grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; two brothers, Melvin Wright and Alan Wright, both of Gibson City; one sister, Wilma Tyler of Loda and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Harold Donner and three sisters. A resident of Gibson City for most of her life, Mrs. Donner was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the First Christian Church of Gibson City.

MARIE (BECK) DONNER
Marie Donner, 79, died at 6:13 a.m. Thursday 10-21-1982 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Pallbearers were Douglas Woodward, Gerald Rudolph, James McClard, Donald Kelley, Don Rickey and Douglas Knapp. Mrs. Donner was born 9-10-1903 in Saybrook, a daughter of Silas and Lillian Hodge Beck. She married Edward Lee Donner on 1-1-1923 in Gibson City. He died 6-2-1972. Surviving are two daughters, Jessie Roesch of Gibson City and Juanita Bennett of Rantoul; two sons, Delmar of Kenner, La., and Ivan E. of Streator; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren. Two brothers, two sisters, two grandsons and a great grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. Donner was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City; the Retired Senior Volunteer Program; Garber Friendship Club; Anchor Friendship Club; and the Progressive Club. Memorials may be made to the church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

DONALD DEAN DONNER
Decatur - Donald Dean Donner, 60, of Decatur died 8:15 p.m. Saturday 10-5-1996 in his residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home with visitation 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Memorials: Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice. Mr. Donner was born in Gibson City, 8-28-1936, the son of Oren S. and Hester Payne Donner. He worked for N&W Railroad as conductor retiring in 1994 after 35 years of service. He was an avid horse lover who was active in Illinois Horse Racing, as well as member of IQHA and former Local Chairman of UTU District 13. He married Janet L. Ray April 1966. Surviving are his wife; sons, Craig A. and wife Kathy of Evanston, Wyo.; Todd W. and wife Jill E. of York, Neb.; daughter, Deborah J. Donner and husband Randall G. Goodrich of Decatur; father and stepmother, Oren and Doris Donner of Carlinville; sister, Donna M. Rhodes and husband James E. of Decatur; five grandchildren; and a faithful canine companion, Sadie also survive. He was preceded in death by his mother.

HESTER L. (PAYNE) DONNER
Hester L. Donner, 71, of Decatur, a native of Gibson City, died at 12:10 a.m. yesterday 5-25-1984 at Fair Havens Christian Home, Decatur. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson - Wikoff Funeral Home, Decatur. There will also be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Jack Somppi officiating. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was born 10-16-1912, Gibson City, a daughter of William and Laura Payne. She married Oren Donner in 1936. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Donald, Decatur; a daughter, Donna Rhodes, Decatur; a brother, Harry, Melvin; a sister Geneva Giermann, Bloomington; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Donner was a member of the First Christian Church, Gibson City, and was affiliated with Prairie Avenue Christian Church, Decatur. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 186 and past president and secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union No. 177.

RUSSELL C. DOZIER
Strawn - Russell C. Dozier, 65, of Lenexa, Kan., formerly of Gibson City and Strawn, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday 2-8-1992 at Humana Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at Lenexa United Methodist Church, the Rev. Evelyn Fisher officiating. He was cremated. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, where the Sibley Masonic Lodge will conduct rites. There will be no visitation. Amos Family Funeral Home, Lenexa, Kans., handled arrangements. Mr. Dozier was born 7-5-1926 at Harpster, a son of Harry and Charlotte Conrad Dozier. He married Phyllis Farney 6-12-1948 at Forrest. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Susan von Fossen, Lenexa, Kan.; one son, Douglas Dozier, El Paso; one brother, Earl Dozier, Elgin, Texas; and one grandson. Mr. Dozier was a member of the Sibley Masonic Lodge and the American Legion, Olatha, Kan. He was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Lenexa United Methodist Church and retired from the US Dept of Agriculture, where he served as a supervisor. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

EMMA E. (TARVIN) DRAGOO
Emma E. Dragoo, 86, of Gibson City died at 7:10 a.m. yesterday 4-28-1993 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a minister from the Jehovah's Witnesses Church officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. The family will receive friends at Tammie Busy's residence at 716 N. State St., Gibson City, following the burial. Visitation will be 10 - 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Dragoo was born 11-20-1906 at Richmond, Ky., the daughter of Virgil and Ollie Hewson Tarvin. She married Todd Coit, who preceded her in death. She later married Clifford Dragoo, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. One sister preceded her in death. She had been a Gibson City resident since 1945 and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MAUDE ETHEL (FILBY) RICHARDS DRAKE
Maude Ethel Richards Drake, 96, a resident of Los Gatos, Ca. for several years and formerly of Colfax, died 1-2-1984, in a Los Gatos convalescent hospital. A private memorial service was in Los Gatos. Cremation rites will be accorded and inurnment will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. The Chapel of the Hills, Los Gatos, had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Drake was born 8-28-1887, in Iqua, Ca., a daughter of Francis I. and Bridget Baron Filby. She married William Richards, who preceded her in death. She married Ernest Drake who preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, William Richards, Los Gatos, a daughter, Dorothy Richards, Eureka, Ca.; a granddaughter; and a great granddaughter. Mrs. Drake, a retired practical nurse, was a 50-year-member of Chapter 198, Order of the Eastern Star, Fairbury.

KATHRYN L. (DAVIS) DREIDAME
Kathryn L. Dreidame, age 79 of Gibson City died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday 7-3-1996. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City where a rosary service was conducted at 5 p.m. Pallbearers were Bryan Brandon, Benjamin Steinberg, Jack Walton, Terry Delaney, Shad Delaney and Woody Steinberg. Mrs. Dreidame was born 4-7-1917 at Gibson City, a daughter of George Walter and Catherine Jensen Davis. She married Sebern Delaney at Decatur in 1937. He died in 1970. She married Charles A. Dreidame at Gibson City 6-12-1948. He died 6-10-1978. Survivors include one son, Larry Delaney of Bellflower; one daughter, Betty Hinesley of Gibson City; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Davis of Rantoul; two sisters, Margaret Trinkle of Gibson City and Delores Walker of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers. Mrs. Dreidame lived in Gibson City all of her life and she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Senior Citizens Club. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City or to an organization of the donor's choice.

GLADYS DUERINGER
Gladys J. Dueringer, age 87 of Gibson City died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, 5-29-1993 at the Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Gibson City with the Reverends Patrick W. Cox and Wally Krech officiating. A graveside service was at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. She was born 7-23-1905 near Guthrie, a daughter of Charles F. and Julia F. Miner Dueringer. Surviving is a sister, Julia Evelyn Dueringer, Gibson City. She was preceded in death by a brother. Miss Dueringer was a resident of Gibson City since 1950. She attended Miner School and later graduated from Drummer Twp High School, Gibson City. She taught at Miner School until 1924, then entered Northwestern University, Evanston. In 1926, she transferred to University of Illinois and graduated in 1928 with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. She taught at Mt. Zion for six years and then Cothern School for a semester. Miss Dueringer taught high school in Melvin for 12 years and was school librarian and the Latin teacher for 18 years at Gibson City High School, retiring in 1967. She earned her master's degree at U of I and was a member of the honorary education fraternity Kappa Delta Pi. She also was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City; the Gibson City Women's Club; Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary; United Methodist Women, the Governor Thomas Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and the Ford County Farm Bureau. Memorials may be made to her church or Cunninghamn Children's Home in Urbana.

EDITH M. (SHEPHERD) DUERINGER
Edith M. Dueringer, age 75 of Sibley died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, 12-28-1991 at home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City., Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Dueringer was born 2-4-1916 at Philo, a daughter of George and Blanche Spicer Shepherd. She married Ralph O. Dueringer on June 10, 1939 at Gibson City. He died 9-14-1987. Survivors include three sons, David Lee Dueringer of Fayetteville, NY; William J. Dueringer of Gibson City and Thomas Dueringer of Pontiac; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Richard Shepherd of Whitley, Indiana; Jack Shepherd of Huntington, Ind., and James Shepherd of Warsaw, Indiana; and three sisters, Anita Kenny of Oceanside Ca., Georgia Poore of Urbana and Ena Shepherd of Washington DC. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Mrs. Dueringer and her husband farmed in the rural Gibson City area for many years. She taught high school in Gibson City for two years. She had been a resident of Sibley for four years. Mrs. Dueringer graduated from Urbana High School in 1933 and from the University of Illinois in 1937. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City, the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Dix Twp Home Extension. Memorials may be made to the church or to the Gibson Community Hospital. Pallbearers will include Ron Warfield, Dean Lindholm, Bob Anderson, Larry Dueringer, Mike Freehill and Mark Killian.

RALPH O. DUERINGER
The funeral of Ralph O. Dueringer, 78, Sibley, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Gibson City. The Revs. Randall Perry and Carl Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. today at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and for an hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. He died at 5:33 p.m. Monday, 9-14-1987 at Burnham Hospital, Urbana. Mr. Dueringer was born 7-15-1909 near Guthrie, a son of Charles and Julia Miner Dueringer. He married Edith Shepherd on 6-10-1939 in Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, David Lee, Carmel, Ind.; William J., Gibson City; and Thomas C., McMinnville, Tn.; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and two sisters, Gladys and Evelyn Dueringer, both of Gibson City. Three sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Dueringer was employed from 1937 - 1943 by the Agricultural Adjustment Adm. and managed the government hemp mill at Lexington. From 1943 - 1950 he was manager of Kemp Grain Co., Lexington. He farmed near Guthrie from 1950 until his retirement in 1984. He had been a resident of Sibley for three years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City; Gibson City Lions Club; Ford Co. Farm Bureau; and a former member of Gibson City school board. He was a graduate of Drummer Twp High School and attended the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.

BARBARA M. (MORNINWEG) DUERINGER
Barbara M. Dueringer, 46, of Carmel, Indiana, died Sunday morning 7-17-1988 at Carmel St. Vincent Hospital. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Flanner & Buchanan Carmel Mortuary, Carmell, is in charge of arrangements. She was born 8-5-1941 in Albany NY, a daughter of Fred and Elsie Kross Mornhinweg. She married D. Lee Dueringer on 2-22-1964. He survives. Also surviving are her mother, Gibson City; one son, Scott, and one daughter, Lisa, both of Carmel, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

ROBERT G. DUGGINS
Robert G. Duggins, 65, of Gibson City died at 10:40 a.m. yesterday 1-17-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, where military graveside rites will be accorded by Lee Lowrey American Legion Post No 568, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and for one hour before the service at the church Friday. There will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Duggins was born 3-16-1924 in Dunlap, a son of Wilbur and Myrtle Bouton Duggins. He married Wilma Cook 5-27-1945, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Nancy Olivero, Gibson City; one sister, Doris Frank, Morton; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Duggins was a resident of Gibson City for 38 years. He worked for Nickel Plate Railroad for 23 years and owned and operated Duggins Electric in Gibson City for more than 25 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City, and was a former trustee of the church. A WWII veteran, he was a former member of Lee Lowery American Legion Post No. 568, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the church.

PAULINE E. (CAMPBELL) ORT DUNLAP
Pauline E. Ort Dunlap, age 80 of Piggott, Ark., formerly of Gibson City, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday 3-27-1996 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Dan Hill officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Greg Powell, Joe Powell, Steven Ort, Scott Frickleton, Jason Ort, and Joe Hurley. Mrs. Dunlap was born 8-14-1915 at Piggott, Ark., a daughter of Claude and Jose Thomas Campbell. She married John A. Ort in November 1934 at Piggott, Ark. He died 4-20-1977. She later married Leslie Dunlap on 4-18-1995 at Piggott, Ark. and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, James F. Ort of Linn Creek, Missouri and Steven Ort of East Peoria; one daughter, Carole Powell of Mountain Lake, MN; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Campbell of Kansas City, KS and one sister, Betty Sherfield of Piggott, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Formerly of Gibson City, Mrs. Dunlap was a resident of Piggott, Ark. for two years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gibson City and the United Methodist Church in Piggott, Ark. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gibson City or to the United Methodist Church in Piggott, Ark.

ROY J. DYSERT
The funeral of Roy J. Dysert, 83, formerly of Cooksville, who died Saturday 1-19-1985 will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, the Rev. Gerald Verdun officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from noon to 1 pm. Tuesday at the memorial home. He was born 5-30-1901 in Martin Twp, a son of John W. and Ellen E. Nickerson Dysert. Surviving are a sister, Lovella Castongia, Morocco, Ind.; one brother, Willard, Port Charlotte, Fl.; two nieces, Ila Mae Haag, Bloomington, and Reta Rinkenberger, Clinton; one grand-nephew; and four great nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and one nephew. Mr. Dysert was a farmer in Martin Twp near Colfax. He moved to Cooksville in 1947. He was a Roman Catholic.

HENRY BOTEN
Tamarac, Fla. - Funeral services for Henry Boten, 88, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Loda, were at 2 p.m. Monday, 2-3-2003 at AAA Baird-Case Broward Memorial Funeral Home in Tamarac. Burial was in Forest Lawn Central Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Visitation was at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Boten died Tuesday 1-28-2003. Paxton RECORD 2-5-2003

ARDYTH LORRAINE LUCE SWEARINGEN
Ardyth Swearingen, age 84 of Gibson City died at 5:34 a.m. Monday 6-19-2000 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Bloomington. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Kathleen Riechmann officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Swearingen was born 4-10-1916 at Hayfield, Minn. a daughter of Walter B. and Erma L. Smith Luce. She married William G. Swearingen on 8-14-1938 at Plainfield. He preceded her in death on 7-29-1983. Survivors include two daughters, Lois (Hans) Schaefer of Green Valley, AZ and Doris (Marvin) Minten of Parker, Colorado; two sons, James (Kay) Swearingen of Glasford and Walter (Joy) Swearingen of Carthage; 12 grandchildren; three great-granddchildren and one sister, Emerald Watts of Alamagordo, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter. Mrs. Swearingen lived in Gibson City for all of her married life. Prior to that time, she lived in the Plainfield area. A registered nurse, Mrs. Swearingen worked in the O.B. department at the Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City form 1954 - 1981. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. Memorials can be made to the Gibson Area Hospital, the First Presbyterian Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

MILDRED E. ANDERSON SWEARINGEN
Mildred E. Swearingen, 74, of rural Gibson City, who spent most of her life in Melvin and Gibson City areas, died at 12:55 a.m. yesterday 5-30-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Melvin United Methodist Church, Melvin, the Rev. Stanley Rapp officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mrs. Swearingen was born 1-25-1916 near Foosland, a daughter of Peter R. and Lida Elta Wilson Anderson. She married Eugene Swearingen 9-5-1937 in Gibson City and he survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Gail Anliker, Villa Grove, and Joyce Freeehill, Melvin; four sisters, Ruth Cox, Doris Anderson, Edna Goodrich and Hazel Mooney, all of Gibson City; and five grandchildren. One brother, one sister and one granddaughter preceded her in death. Mrs. Swearingen was a member of the Melvin United Methodist Church and was secretary-treasurer of the church for many years. She was a member of the Guthrie Community Club, Dix Twp Homemakers Extension Association Unit and the Ford County Historical Society. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Community Hospital.

C. RICHARD SWOPE
C. Richard "Dick" Swope, age 60 of Benton, formerly of Gibson City, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday 11-27-1993 at his home. His funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 7:30 pm. Tuesday at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton and from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Pallbearers are Charles Rhoda, Jim McKeever, Charles Orcutt, Jerold Wissmiller, Bob Wissmiller, and Ronald Knapp. Mr. Swope was born 12-4-1932 at Martinsville, a son of Ralph and Alice Ratts Swope. He married Kathryn A. Wissmiller on 8-18-1957 at Gibson City and she survives in Benton. Other survivors include his mother of Martinsville; a son, Roger Swope of Crystal Lake; two daughters, Linda Bowles of Louisville, KY and Janet Swope of Crystal Lake; a sister, Carolyn Swope of Danville; and three grandsons. His father preceded him in death. Mr. Swope was a 1956 graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. From 1956 - 1963 he was employed by the Cooperative Extension Service at Ford County and at Montgomery County from 1963 - 1965. He was employed by the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service at Franklin County as a unit leader from 1965 until the time of his death. Mr. Swope was a member of First Christian Church in Benton; Franklin County Farm Bureau; the National Association of County Agriculture Agents of Illinois; Epsilon Sigma Phi National Honorary Extension Fraternity, Alpha Nu Chapter; and Gamma Sigma Delta, National Honor Society of Agriculture. Memorials may be made to his church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

DONALD E. TAYLOR
Donald E. Taylor, 55, a Gibson City resident for 35 years, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday 9-15-1984 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. His funeral was Monday at First Christian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. He was born 12-18-1928 at Bloomington, a son of Forrest and Gladys Pilant Taylor. He married Velma Donner 9-15-1951 at Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, James, Bloomington; D. Edward, Fairbury, Neb.; and Mickey, Champaign; three daughters, Kathy and Penny, both at home; and Kim Weber Cooksville; his mother, Gladys Wall, Bloomington; two half-brothers, Howard Blanchard, Bloomington, and Ronald Blanchard, Normal; four half-sisters, Vera Roake, Beverly Sweeney and Joyce Blanchard, all of Bloomington; and Karen Douglas, Farmer City; and eight grandchildren. His father and a brother preceded him in death. Mr. Taylor had been employed by Central Soya Co. for 30 years, retiring this year. He also had worked at Gibson Federal Savings & Loan since 1969. He was a member of Gibson Masonic Lodge No 733 AF&AM and First Christian Church of Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the church or Gibson Community Hospital.

SOFFIE UNA SANDAGE TAYLOR
Soffie Una Taylor, 89, a resident of the Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton, formerly of Gibson City, died at 3:40 p.m. yesterday 2-8-1987 at the nursing home. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence A. Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She was born 2-28-1897 in Perry Co., Indiana, a daughter of Samuel and Minnie Newton Sandage. She married Otis Taylor on 9-2-1915 in Callonton, Ind. He died on 10-28-1946. Survivors include one sister, Sue Streenz, Santa Claus, Ind.; three brothers, Walter, Arrowsmith; and Paul and Clyde, both of St. Meinrad, Ind.; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, one grandson, one great-grandson, seven great-grandchildren and three brothers.

LILLIE MAE POTTER TAYLOR
Mrs. Lillie Mae Taylor, 56, was dead on arrival at the Gibson Community Hospital at 2:15 p.m. Thursday 6-3-1976 after suffering an apparent heart attack according to Ford Co. Coroner Reynard Hayslett, who conducted an inquiry. Her funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. She was born 8-5-1919 at Rankin, a daughter of Frank and Rose Marlow Potter. She married Robert H. Taylor 1-15-1939 at Williamsport, Ind. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Terry, stationed with the U.S. Navy at sea, and Michael, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Mangan, Gibson City; two brothers, Olie Potter, Attica, Ind., and Floyd Potter, Muncie, Ind., and two grandchildren. Her parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Pallbearers were Bill Wood, Jerry Wahls, Russell Van Scoyoc, Elmo Schmidt, Abe Collier and Wayne Rueck.

CLAYTON D. "GOOSE" THACKERAY
Clayton D. "Goose" Thackeray, 79, of Melvin, a retired carpenter died at 9:25 p.m. Thursday 2-11-1988 at Burnham Hospital, Champaign. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Melvin United Methodist Church, the Rev. Stanley Rapp officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Lamb-Young Funeral Home, Roberts, has charge of arrangements. Mr. Thackeray was born 12-4-1908 at Melvin, a son of Amos and Hilda Haskell Thackeray. He married Anabel Whitmer on 7-30-1930 at Watseka. She died 6-25-1969. He married Amelia M. Fecht on 9-30-1972 at Winona, Minn. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Dale, Sibley; one daughter, Maxine Liahka, Biloxi, Miss.; one brother, Theron D., Melvin; two step-daughters, Maxine Moss and Linda Glad, both of Paxton; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Thackeray, a life-long resident of the Melvin area, was a carpenter until his retirement in 1976.

DOROTHY F. CLIFTON STRUBHAR THOMAS
Dorothy F. Thomas, 71, a resident of Gibson City most of hr life and a homemaker, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday 3-28-1990 at Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton. Her funeral was Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Thomas Condron officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Thomas was born 10-9-1918 at Gibson City, a daughter of James E. and Maggie Ashbrook Clifton. She married Earl Thomas in 1960 at Fountaintown, Ind. He died in 1965. Survivors include one son, Fredric Strubhar, Urbana; one daughter, Joyce Schmidt, Brooksville, Fla.; three sisters, Letha Clifton and Ruth Baerlocher, both of Gibson City, and Bernadine Dean, Champaign; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

LOUISE A. VORK THOMPSON
Louise A. Thompson, age 87 of Gibson City died at 8:42 p.m. Thursday 9-18-1997 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Kathleen Edmisson officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Mark Anderson, Craig Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Tom Plackett, Bryan Lee, and Don Young. Mrs. Thompson was born 2-28-1910 at Gibson City a daughter of Peter and Karen Hansen Vork. She married Lyle V. Thompson on 2-11-1928 at Paxton. He died 4-11-1970. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Page of Gibson City; two sons, Raymond Thompson of Boston, Mass and Lyle (Bud) Thompson of Kettering, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one daughter, Barbara Plackett, and one grandson. Mrs. Thompson and her husband were owners of Murphy's Cafe and Thompson's Cafe in Gibson City for many years, operating the first drive-in in Gibson City. Mrs. Thompson was known for her "great" pies and home-made noodles. She loved gardening, baking, sewing and playing bingo. One of her greatest joys was a trip on ther 80th birthday with her sons and daughters-in-law to Denmark to see the church where her parents were married. Mrs. Thompson was the oldest member of the Presbyterian Church joining on 3-26-1921. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

SHELBY D. THOMPSON
Shelby D. Thompson, 66, a Paxton resident for 20 years, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday 2-6-1977 at Paxton Community Hospital. His funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Reverend Robert Killion officiating, with burial in Gibson City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Salyards, Hammond Schneider, Daniel Daily, Roy Albertson, John Cox, Jr., Earnest Cook, Wayne Cook and Ron Walker. Mr. Thompson was born 10-6-1910 at Shelbyville, a son of John and Sara Zircle Thompson. He married Dorothy Pfoff 3-30-1936 at Gibson City. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Peggy Schneider, E. Peoria; Mrs. Marlene Salyards and Mrs. Shelby Jean Daily, both of Paxton; five sons, James, John and Paul, all of Paxton; David, Loda; Charles, with the U.S. Army in Panama; 15 grandchildren. A son, four brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ill. Heart Assn. or the American Cancer Society.

DOROTHY D. PFOFF THOMPSON
A graveside service for Dorothy D. Thompson, 81, of Paxton will be at a later date. Ford - Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, is in charge of arrangements. She died at 2:05 p.m. Monday 12-27-1999 at the Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Thompson was born 11-28-1918 at Gibson City, a daughter of Joseph and Lena Mae Little Pfoff. She married Shelby D. Thompson on 3-7-1937 in Gibson City. He died 2-6-1977. Survivors include four sons, James Thompson, John Thompson, Charles Thompson and Paul Thompson, all of Paxton; three daughters, Peggy Schneider and Shelby Jean Thompson, both of Rantoul; and Marlene Salyards, Arizona; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two sons, David and Michael Thompson.

JAMES F. THOMPSON
James F. Thompson, 70, of Neoga, formerly of Gibson City, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday 12-20-1999 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Edward Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. He was born 10-7-1929 at Alton, the son of Franklin and Marie Shelton Thompson. He married Evelyn M. Johnson on 6-11-1948 at Ferguson, Mo. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Charles (Vickie) Thompson, Mahomet; and Rick (Cheryl) Thompson, Gibson City; one daughter, Jean (Vern) Williamson, Normal; one sister, Gladys Hatcher, Godfrey; and five grandchildren. One brother and one grandson preceded him in death. Mr. Thompson owned and operated Texaco Gas station in Gibson City from 1955 - 1959. He then became a partner with Mel Steffen in the "X" market in Melvin from 1959 - 1962. From 1962 - 1977, he owned and operated Jim's Food Center in Gibson City. From 1975 - 1978, he owned the Mahomet Eisner Agency. Mr. Thompson lived in Neoga for the past 15 years. He was a past president of the Gibson Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Gibson City Lions Club, the Gibson City Moose Lodge, and the Calvary Baptist Church, Berkeley, Mo.

LEORA V. BERKLER THOMPSON
The funeral of Leora V. Thompson, 79, Gibson City, who died Tuesday 4-22-1986 will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Karl O. Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the Lamb Funeral Home, and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Mrs. Thompson was born 1-1-1907, in Maroa, a daughter of Frank and Eunice Bone Berkler. She married Louis F. Thompson on 12-22-1925 in Paxton. He survives. Other survivors include two daughters, June Leonard, Gibson City and Jeanette Brokate, Elliott; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Berkler, Gibson City; and two sisters, Fern May, Gibson City and Elma Thompson, Paxton. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church and the American Lutheran Women of the church. Memorials may be made to the church.

EVELYN M. JOHNSON THOMPSON
Funeral services for Evelyn M. Thompson, 71, of Neoga, formerly of Gibson City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Gary Fairchild will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Thompson died at 9 a.m. Saturday 12-30-2000 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. She was born 5-3-1929 in Vanderburgh, Ind., a daughter of Dallas Charles and Alta Marie Julian Johnson. She married James F. Thompson on 6-11-1948 in Ferguson, Mo. He died 12-20-1999. Surviving are two sons, Charles Thompson of Mahomet and Rick Thompson of Gibson City; a daughter, Jeannie Williamson of Normal; five grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Johnson of Middletown, Calif. She was preceded in death by a grandchild and two sisters. Mrs. Thompson and her husband operated Jim's Food Center in Gibson City from 1962 - 1977. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp New Hope in Neoga, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

MILDRED L. LEONARD THOMPSON
The funeral of Mildred L. Thompson, 91, a resident of Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton, who died Thursday, 10-25-1984, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Thompson was born 3-21-1893, in Metamora, a daughter of John and Mary Parminter Leonard. She married Lee E. Thompson 8-23-1917 in Champaign. He died 12-6-1974. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Phillippo, Frankfort, Ind. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Thompson had worked for several years as assistant cashier at First National Bank & Trust Co. in Gibson City. She graduated from Drummer Twp High School in 1911 and attended business college in Champaign. After moving from the Gibson City area, Mrs. Thompson worked at financial institutions and agencies in communities where Mr. Thompson was teaching. She had lived in East Moline and Normal and Stigler, Ok. They moved back to Gibson City in 1969. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Rebekah Lodge. Memorials may be mae to the church.

EARL E. TIBBY
The memorial service of Earl E. Tibby, age 84 of Gibson City will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Gibson City Bible Church. The Reverend Thomas Condron will officiate with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Pallbearers included Earl Birkey, Glen Lunde, Russell Andris, Louis Birky, Ronald Hayes and Melvin Teuscher. Mr. Tibby, a retired farmer, died at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, 6-3-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. He was born 8-15-1905 at Paxton, a son of William Thomas and Sarah Margaret McHenry Tibby. He married Anna Belle Phillips on 12-14-1935 at Whiting, Indiana and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Janet Campbell of Honolulu, Hawaii and Ruth Ann Wallace of San Jose, CA.; one grandson and a sister, Mae Elliott of Bluffton, Indiana. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Tibby was a farmer in the Paxton area for 12 years and the Bellflower area for 28 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Gibson City Bible Church where he served as an elder and sang in the choir. Memorials may be made to his church.

DOROTHY M. HENDRICKS TIMCKE
The memorial service of Dorothy M. Timcke, 66, of Gibson City, a retired inspector, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gibson City Bible Church. The Rev. Thomas Condron will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Timcke died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday 12-27-1992 at her home. She was born 6-13-1926 in Paxton, a daughter of Frank L. and Helen L. Horridge Hendricks. She married Alvin J. Timcke 9-11-1943 in Gibson City. Survivors include one son, Vernon L., Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Frank L. Hendricks, Jr. and Robert Hendricks, both of Gibson City; and two sisters, Betty Hewson and Doris Ann Schriefer, both of Gibson City. Mrs. Timcke, who had been a resident of Gibson City since 1937, formerly was an inspector for a glove factory. She was a member of the Gibson City Bible Church. Memorials may be made to her church.

ROSE R. LAMBERT TJARKS
Rose R. Tjarks, 86, of Gibson City, owner of Rose's Motel in Gibson City, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday 5-3-1989 at Burnham Hospital, Champaign. Her funeral was Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Randall K. Perry officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Tjarks was born 3-30-1903 near Knoxville, Tenn., a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Savage Lambert. She married Henry H. Tjarks on 12-7-1921 at Bloomington. He died 5-10-1969. Surviving are one son, Richard Raymond, Gibson City; two brothers, Russell Lambert, Gilman, and Wayne Lambert, Gibson City; one sister, Marie Wilson, Foosland; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, four brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Tjarks was a resident of Gibson City since 1938. She owned Spot Cafe and Texaco gasoline station in Gibson City for many years and was owner and operator of Rose's Motel in Gibson City from 1950 until present. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Gibson City, and a charter member of the Guthrie Community Club.

HENRY TJARKS
Henry Tjarks, 71, a retired farmer, died at 4:05 a.m. Saturday 5-10-1969, at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. William Jones officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today. He was born 1-30-1898, at Derby, Il, a son of Gerhard and Maria Janssen Tjarks. He married Rose Lambert 12-7-1921 in Bloomington. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard, Gibson City; two brothers, George, Saybrook; and Fred, Sibley; three sisters, Mary Brucker, Sibley; Hannah Tjarks, Paxton; and Etta Beck, Gibson City and three grandchildren. One son, a sister and two brothers preceded him in death. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church or Lutheran Church, the latter of which Mr. Tjarks was a member.

SOPHRONIA M. SHIRLEY TOMBLIN
The funeral of Sophronia M. Tomblin, 82, of Gibson City, who died Thursday 12-26-1985 at Gibson Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Gregory White officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born 11-28-1903 in Hamilton County, Il. a daughter of Frank and Augusta Grady Shirley. She married Leonard D. Tomblin 7-29-1918 in Champaign Co. He died 1-3-1978. Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Davis, Gibson City, and Mary Ellen McMahon, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Ada Crowe, Detroit, Mich.; Minnie Parker, Champaign; Irene Little, Hoopeston; and Lois Price, Tolono; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Tomblin, a 47-year-resident of Gibson City, was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Gibson City. **typist note: this obit also submitted to Hamilton County, Il website

STEVEN F. TOMLINSON
Steven F. Tomlinson, age 50 of Gibson City, died at 3:35 a.m. 6-29-1999 at Heartland Healthcare Center, in Paxton. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City with Brother Joe Lareau officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. A private visitation was held with Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Tomlinson was born 6-16-1949 at Elkton, Ky, a son of Forrest and Margaret Lynch Tomlinson. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Tomlinson of Gibson City; three sisters, Linda (J. Wyman) Hovey of St. Cloud, Minnesota; Karen (Ron) Maubach of Forrest and Sherry (Henry) Allen of Bloomington; two brothers, Danny Tomlinson and Rick (Sherry K.) Tomlinson, both of Gibson City; three daughters, Jessica Lund of AZ, Joan Davis of Elliott and Stephanie Tomlinson of Gibson City; and two grandchildren, Megan and Levi Davis of Elliott. He was preceded in death by his father.

JOSEPH EARL TOMLINSON
Onarga - Joseph Earl Tomlinson, 86, Onarga, formerly of Gibson City, died Wednesday 6-17-1992 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village. Funeral services were Saturday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga, the Rev. Thomas Logsdon officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mr. Tomlinson was born 12-26-1905 in Reddick, a son of Joseph E. and Oma B. Phillips Tomlinson. He married Vera L. Bush on 6-30-1938 in Gibson City. She died 8-20-1983. Survivors include one son, Thomas R. Tomlinson of Muncie, Ind.; one daughter, Beverly Sue Stauffer of Schaumburg; four grandchildren; and one sister, Opal Galloway of Poplarville, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one half-brother and one half-sister. Mr. Tomlinson was a member of the United Methodist Church of Onarga and was a 63-year member of the Masonic Lodge No 733 of Gibson City. He was a printer and worked at the Gibson Courier, Gibson City; the Onarga Leader-Review for 25 years; and the Iroquois County Times-Republic before retiring.

MARGARET L. CARRELL TONGATE
Funeral services for Margaret L. Tongate, 74, of Gibson City will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Tongate died at 10:55 a.m. Friday 2-15-1999 at her residence. She was born 11-23-1924 at Arrowsmith, a daughter of George and Jessie Rosenbaum Carrell. She married Dale H. "Tony" Tongate on 7-7-1945, at Bloomington. He died 12-1-1987. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Tongate of Minooka and Doug Tongate of Saybrook; seven grandchildren; a brother, Donald Carrell of Peoria; and three sisters, Dorothy Wagner of Bloomington, Elinor Fear of Sidney and Roslyn Humphrey of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by two daughters and a sister. Mrs. Tongate lived in Gibson City for most of her life. She was a bookkeeper for Central Soya in Gibson City for many years.

DALE H. "TONY" TONGATE
The funeral of Dale H. Tongate, 63, of Gibson City, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Randall Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Tongate, a Gibson City resident for 40 years, died at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday 12-1-1987 at his home. He was born 12-12-1923 at Bellflower, a son of Asa and Ora Bourne Tongate. He married Margaret Carrell on 7-7-1945 in Bloomington. She survives. Other survivors include his mother, Gibson City; two sons, Dennis, Amarillo, TX; and Douglas, Saybrook; one sister, Florence Huff, Horseshoe Bend, Ark; and eight grandchildren. Two daughters, his father, three brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Tongate was employed by Stoker Lumber Co., Gibson City for 20 years, and for 10 years by City of Gibson City. He retired in 1984. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

NADYNE G. VanBLARACUM TONGATE
The funeral of Nadyne G. Tongate, 61, rural Saybrook, who died Wednesday 2-23-1983 will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Tongate was born 3-26-1921 at Olney, a daughter of Arthur and Hattie Brooks VanBlaracum. She married Russell E. Tongate 6-29-1940 in Gibson City. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald, Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Judy Holt, Tolono; her mothr, Gibson City; three sisters, Beatrice Ashmore, Gibson City; Opal Jordan and Bette Lain, both of Astatula, Fl.; and four grandchildren. Her father and a brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Tongate who formerly lived at Gibson City, had lived in rural Saybrook since 1976.

JOHN W. TOMPKINS
John W. Tompkins, age 85 of Gibson City died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday 8-13-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Rev. Dan Hill officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will include Bradley W. Tompkins, Ryan S. Tompkins, John L. Tompkins, John A. Moery, Jeffrey A. Moery and Kevin G. DeFries. Mr. Tompkins was born 8-24-1909 at Russell County, Ky a son of George E. and Louella Woolridge Tompkins. He married Lola Walter on 1-31-1929 at Jamestown, Ky. and she survives in Gibson City. Other survivors include two sons, Gerald L. Tompkins of Gibson City and W. Michael Tompkins of Carterville; one daughter, Audine Moery of Bement; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one brother, Charles Tompkins of Faubush, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, four brothers, three sisters and one son, William A. Tompkins. Mr. Tompkins was a resident of the Gibson City area since 1960, retiring from farming in 1989. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital or to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

ORA LEE BOURNE TONGATE
Ora Lee Tongate, age 96 of Gibson City, died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday 10-2-1993 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be for one hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Tongate was born 12-7-1896 in DeWitt, a daughter of John and Maggie Anderson Bourne. She married Asa Lee Tongate on 12-16-1914 in McLean County. He died 3-29-1949. Survivors include a daughter, Florence E. Huff of Horseshoe Bend, Ark; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Four sons, a daughter, two granddaughters, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Tongate was an aide at Gibson Community Hospital and at United Methodist Church, Gibson City, where she was a member.

MORNA TONGATE
Morna Tongate, 16, died in a car accident at "Dead Man's Curve", east of Gibson City on Rt. 9, 5-4-1969. Daughter of Dale and Margaret Carrell Tongate of Gibson City. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Gibson City. Surviving along with her parents; two brothers, Dennis and Douglas, ` both at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ora Lee Tongate, Gibson City, and maternal grandfather, George Carrell, Gibson City. Presceded in death by an infant sister.

CLARENCE C. TORESON
Clarence C. Toreson, 94, of Gibson City died at 4:47 a.m. Thursday 9-13-2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Al Schneck officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from noon - 2 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to Gibson City United Methodist Church. Mr. Toreson was born 1-7-1907 at Buckingham, a son of Ole and Ida Boyd Toreson. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Doris Toreson, Melvin. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

MARTHA TRETNER
She came to the United States in April 1911, with Mr. D.K. Roth, and made her home with them. She passed away at the home of Joseph Rich at Washington, Il. while visiting there. She was taken with an affection of the brain, and after much suffering, departed this life. She greatly enjoyed life in America and became almost a member of the Roth family. Surviving are her parents, two sisters and three brothers in Germany. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Services in the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. A. Augspurger of the Mennonite Church. name: Martha Tretner born: 1-6-1889 Leipzig Germany died: 9-14-1923 bur: Drummer Twp Cemetery - no stone found, supposed to be in Sec. 1 parents: Mr. and Mrs. Tretner, Leipzig, Germany

MARGARET B. DAVIS TRINKLE
Margaret B. Trinkle, 85, of Gibson City died at 2:30 a.m. Friday 7-4-1997 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Gibson City, with the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Gibson City. Survivors include her husband, Harley Trinkle of Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton; one daughter, Nancy Ethridge, Plainfield; one brother, Raymond Davis, Rantoul; one sister, Delores Walker, Gibson City; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Trinkle was born 9-2-1911 in Gibson City, a daughter of George Walter and Katherine Jenson Davis. She married Harley W. Trinkle on 4-16-1951 in Gibson City. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and five brothers. She was a member of First Christian Church, Gibson City, and the Christian Women's Club in Champaign. Mrs. Trinkle lived in the Gibson City and Rantoul areas.

KATHRYN PERRY TROYER
The funeral of Kathryn Troyer, 72, who died at 8:22 a.m. Saturday 3-23-1985 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. She was born 5-10-1912 at Saybrook, a daughter of John H. and Nelle Cooper Perry. She married Emery A. Troyer, 9-20-1936 at Saybrook. He died 11-23-1979. Surviving are two sons, Douglas, Pekin, and Dennis, Gibson City; two sisters, Vivian Comer, Gibson City, and Jane Branson, Doniphan, Mo.; a brother, Morris Perry, Champaign; and a grandchild. A sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Troyer was a member of the First Christian Church and held offices in its Christian Women's Fellowship. She also was a member of the Home Extension Association of Ford County and the Ford County Board of Elections. Memorials may be made to her church.


ILA M. FRIESE TYLER
Ila M. Tyler, 59, of Bayles Lake, Loda, formerly of Gibson City, died at 3:32 a.m. yesterday 1-22-1988 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Tyler was born 9-25-1928 at Farmer, SD, a daughter of Louis and Fredericka Roth Friese. She married Wayne E. Tyler on 5-21-1950 at Gibson City and he survives. Other survivors include her mother, Gibson City; two daughters, Lorrie Hoffman, Paxton, and Lynn Eddleman, Champaign; three brothers, Everett Friese, Gibson City; Arland Friese, Leesburg, Fl., and Raymond Friese, Mesa, AZ.; two sisters, Eilleen Smith, Gibson City, and Dorothy Shields, Foosland; and one grandson. Her father and an infant brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Tyler, who lived in Gibson City for 40 years before moving to Loda area six years ago, worked for many years for Frank Hunt Agency Ltd. Insurance in Gibson City. Later she worked for Gibson City Plumbing and Heating Co. and Central Cable Television Co. of Illinois. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to her church, the American Cancer Society or to the March of Dimes for Arthritic Foundation.

ETHEL ROPP ULFERS
Ethel Ulfers, age 89 of Metamora, formerly of Gibson City, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, 6-24-2000 at Snyder Village in Metamora. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Gibson City Bible Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Paul Thomason officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 9:30 - 11 a.m. June 29 at the church. Pallbearers will be Steve Maxwell, Mike Maxwell, Greg Braman, Matt Braman, Peter Wells and Todd Anderson. Mrs. Ulfers was born 7-1-1910 at Gibson City, a daughter of Ozias and Anna Suter Ropp. She married Theodore G. Ulfers on 2-15-1941 at Gibson City. Survivors include her husband, Theodore G. Ulfers; three daughters, Leona A. (Robert) Wells of East Peoria, Carol M. (Doug) Maxwell of Portland, Oregon and Alice M. (Roger) Braman of Goodfield; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ulfers was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers. A resident of Gibson City until 1993 when she moved to Snyder Village in Metamora, Mrs. Ulfers was a member of the Guthrie Club and the Gibson City Bible Church. Memorials may be made to the Gibson City Bible Church or to the Snyder Village.

EARNEST PAUL UNZICKER
Earnest Paul Unzicker, 74, of rural Champaign, died at 10:43 p.m. Friday 5-28-1999 at 503 S. Locust St., Champaign. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Owens Funeral Home, Champaign. Elder William Boyer and Elder Janice Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Unzicker was born 7-16-1924 at Rantoul, a son of William and Elzie Heimburger Unzicker. Survivors include a son, Glenn Unzicker, of Wisconsin; three sisters, Wilma Crowe and Eleane May, both of Gibson City; and Dorothy Schaefer of Paxton. He was preceded in death by a sister. Mr. Unzicker worked as a laborer through Laborers' Local 703 for 46 years. He attended Champaign schools. He was a member of the Champaign Eagles Club. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

MONA D. JARDINE VanANTWERP
Mona D. VanAntwerp, age 79 of Gibson City died at 2:15 a.m. Friday 1-26-2001 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. January 29 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Kathleen Reichmann officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 3 - 5 p.m. January 28 at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City where the Women of the Moose Chapter 88 conducted a memorial service in honor of Co-worker Mona at 5 p.m. Visitation was also for one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Pallbearers included Eric Gee, Don Jensen, Tom Hall, Harry Groom, Kim Miller and Larry Ricks. Mrs. VanAntwerp was born 12-12-1921 a daughter of Lewis Kirk and Anna Dagmar Peterson Jardine. She married Delmar M. VanAntwerp on 11-21-1942 at Gibson City. He died 10-27-1983. Survivors include one son, LeRoy (Pamela) VanAntwerp of Gibson City; two grandchildren, Kirk (Kira) Mulvany of Champaign and Heidi VanAntwerp of Gibson City; two great-grandchildren, one brother, Richard Jardine of Gibson City and one sister, Esther Mae Nuezel of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mrs. VanAntwerp was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. She was a charter member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 88. Mrs. VanAntwerp owned and operated Van's Insurance Agency in Gibson City with her husband and her son. Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Women of the Moose Chapter 88, Gibson Area Hospital Annex or to a charity of the donor's choice.

HATTIE BROOKS VanBLARACUM
Hattie E. VanBlaracum, 93, Gibson City, died Tuesday, 3-20-1984 at Gibson Manor Nursing Home. Funeral at Lamb Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Pallbearers were Dale Ashmore, Gary Ashmore, Gene Gregory, Kevin Warlow, Eric Warlow and Ron Tongate. She was born 3-11-1891 at Charleston, Il., a daughter of James and Mary Newberry Brooks. She married 2-1-1911 at Olney, Il to Arthur VanBlaracum. He died 12-15-1970. Surviving are three daughters, Bea Ashmore, Gibson City; Opal Jordan and Bette Lain, both of Astatula, Fl.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.

RONALD H. VETTER
Ronald H. Vetter, 65, of Gibson City died at 6 a.m. Thursday 3-7-1996 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. His funeral will be at 2 p.m Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. William Hecht officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at their home, 120 N. Melvin, Saturday afternoon and evening. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Survivors include his wife, Lois A. Vetter; two daughters, Gerry Ann Gallagher and Kathy Sue Thompson, both of Sibley; one son, Ronald Vetter, Salisbury, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Kennedy, Arrowsmith, and Doris Cope, Sibley; two brothers, Ernest Vetter, Sibley, and William Vetter, Morton; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Mr. Vetter was born 5-10-1930 in Colfax, a son of Frank A. and Leona Steele Vetter. He married Lois A. Lammle 4-17-1948 in Burlington, Iowa. He had lived in Gibson City for three years and was formerly of Sibley. He was a farmer all of his life, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City.

CHARLES F. VICE
Charles F. Vice, 58, of Houston, Texas, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday 4-7-1996 at Casa Hospital, Houston. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Dan Hill officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, Rozanna Vice, Houston; one daughter, Carla Aguilar, Houston; three brothers, Larry Vice, Indianapolis, and Norman and Bill Vice, both of Boswell, Ind.; five sisters, Betty Kelly and Beverely Madison, both of Dallas; Carolyn Leatherman, Fowler, Ind.; Donna Oneil, Talbot, Ind.; and Rose Vice, Boswell, Ind.; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Mr. Vice was born 1-23-1938 in Boswell, Ind., a son of Cecil D. and Sarah Misner Vice. He married Rozanna Little on 3-26-1965 in Williamsport, Ind. He was a resident of Houston since 1992 and was employed there by the Gaskey Construction Co. He was a resident of Mission Texas from 1984 - 1992.

JOHN R. VORK
John R. Vork, former Gibson City resident, died at his home in Ramona, CA on 8-5-1994 after a long illness. He was 81. Mr. Vork graduated from Drummer Twp High School in 1931 and from the University of Illinois in 1938. In 1939 he married Jessie Phillips of Elliott. They made their home in the Chicago area until they moved to Tucson, AZ in 1960 and then on to Southern California in 1962. Mr.Vork worked in the financial field for 40 years beginning as an accountant in 1939 and later specializing in cost management. He worked for various corporations as controller and financial vice president. He has been active in the Presbyterian Church since his high school days in Gibson City and later as a resident of the McKinley Foundation at the at the U of I. Years later he became the driving force in bringing the Presbyterian Church to Ramona, California where he served as church treasurer for five years and was a member of the steering committee and session. Woodworking was a hobby of Mr. Vork, one that he enjoyed for many years. After retirement he concentrated his efforts on building grandfather, mantle and antique clocks. His handcrafted clocks were shown at many local craft shows. He was the fourth of six children born to Peter and Karen Vork. He was born 2-23-1913. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, two daughters, Julie Buckles of Ramona and Karen Moir of Calabasas, Ca.; three grandchildren; his sister, Louise Thompson of Gibson City and five nieces and nephews. Following memorial services in Ramona on August 13, internment will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery on August 20 followed by a memorial service for family and friends at 2 p.m. at the Gibson City Presbyterian Church.

CHARLES W. WADE
Charles W. Wade died at 4 p.m. Tuesday 3-28-1950 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Il. Services will be March 30 by Rev. S.A. Guthrie. Burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Born 9-9-1882, in Elliott, Il., the son of Samuel and Alberta Barrow Wade. He ran a dry goods store for many years. Survivors are four sisters; Mrs. Frank Timmons of Chicago; Mrs. Wm. Newman of Elgin; Mrs. L.S. Hopkins of Springfield and Mrs. George Nix of Gibson City. Gibson City Courier 3-30-1950



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