FORD COUNTY, Illinois OBITS

Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft unless noted otherwise...

Obits for the following names are on this page.
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Wilma I. Hendricks

Thelma Holland

Troy C. Hutchcraft

Harm D. Henrichs

Lewis J. Higgins

Beulah Bell (Wiley) Hunt

Beulah Belle Hunt

Harold H. Hool

Wilbur J. Hanna

Frances (Eyer)Hager

Lorene Hahn

Elizabeth Jean Stubbert Hall

Marie C. Harm

Amelia Waggoner Hathaway

Louise K. Hensen

Arlene K. Hock

William Holland

Frank Hunt Jr.

Frank Hunt

Lillian L. Haack

Lillian E. Hardy

Brian D. Hopkins

Frederic W. Huston

Ella Opal (Bond) Hutchcraft

Gertrude E. Rich Hutchcraft

Howard Hutchcraft

John Dale Hutchcraft

Noble Hutchcraft

Omar Hutchcraft

Walter Hurst

Louise C. Haase

Thomas L. Haberkorn

Neva E. Humphrey

Cecil L. Haycraft

George E. Hott Sr.

Frank Luther Hunter Jr.

Kenneth Neal Harris

Vivian M. Hale Hoover

Clyde R. Hutchcraft

Fred Melvin Hutchcraft

Minnie Stroh Hardies

Emma E. Hasek

Henry M. Hager

James J. Hartford

Dr. James J. Hartford

Leone M. Hartford

Leone M. Knapp Hartford

Annamary P. Hayes

Robert Hendricks

 Herman A. Haack

Henry W. Hafer

Henry W. Hafer Jr.

Anna Barrow Hagin

John Edmond Hagin

Oliver Perry Hagin

Conrad Hahn

Frances Louise Huxtable

Gottlieb Hahn

Lena Mary Jane Hahn

William Hahn

Mrs. Andrew Hanson

Hans Hanson

Otto F. Hardies

C. Fredrick Harding

Mildred Hardy

Minnie E. Harm

Edward Harms

Virgil Harper

William Hartford

Mrs. Bertha Haskins

Diane L. Haskins

Anna Ehmen Hayes

Mrs. Sarah T. Head

Mrs. Elise Heberlein

Henry Heckens

Mrs. Nora F. Hedges

George Robert Henry

Mrs. S.H. Hill

Mrs. Anna Hinrichs

John H. Hinrichs

Bernadine Swanson Hofmeister

Meta Sophia Holstein

Mrs. Chas. Hool

Mrs. Harold Hool

Wade William Hool

Mrs. Laura E. Hoover

Samuel Frank Hoy

Frank J. Hudson

Wm J. Hunt

 


WILMA I. (GATTI) HENDRICKS - Wilma I. Hendricks, age 78 of Gibson City died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday 8-13-2002 at
Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. August 16 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Diane Watson officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from noon - 2 p.m. August 16 at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Rennick, Corey Rooker, Darrin Rennick, Josh Hendricks, Kaylyn Hendricks, Todd Hendricks, Jami Rooker, Abby Hendricks and Stefanie Hendricks. Active pallbearers were A.B. Shubert, Kenny Hendricks, Vernon Timcke, Tom Shubert, Bill Hunter and Ray Hunt. Mrs. Hendricks was born 11-7-1923 at Soleria Di Modena, Italy a daughter of Eliseo and Pia Ferrari Gatti. She married Frank Hendricks on 12-15-1945 at Soleria Di Modena, Italy. Survivors include her husband, Frank Hendricks of Gibson City; three sons, Gene Hendricks of Markham, Lee (Kathy) Hendricks of St. Charles and Jim (Jodi) Hendricks of Fayetteville, AR; two daughters, Mary Lou (Ron) Rennick of Beach Park and Patty Jane (Wes) Flick of Port Byron, NY; nine grandchildren, Bryan Rennick, Todd Hendricks, Corey Rooker, Jami Rooker, Darrin Rennick, Abby Hendricks, Josh Hendricks, Stefanie Hendricks and Kaylyn Hendricks; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Ashley and Chelsea; one sister, Irma Silingardi of Italy; one brother, Ivo Gatti of Italy and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Mrs. Hendricks was a member of the Gibson City VFW Auxiliary, the Gibson City United Methodist Church and the Women's Relief Corps. Mrs. Hendricks enjoyed sports, playing bingo and cards, being with family and friends and helping people out whenever possible. Memorials can be made to the VA Hospital Members Benefit in Danville or to a charity of the donor's choice.

THELMA HOLLAND Thelma Holland, age 87 of Gibson City died at 12:25 a.m. Friday 5-10-2002 at BroMenn Healthcare Center in Normal. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday May 13 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Randall Robinson officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 10 - 11 May 13 at the funeral home. Ms. Holland was born 2-10-1915 in Champaign County, a daughter of William and Etta Elizabeth Kegley Holland. Survivors include one brother, Earl Holland of Gibson City; two nieces and five nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Ms. Holland was an elementary school teacher in Fisher, Gibson City and before retiring, in Decatur. She was a member of the National Teachers Association and the Gibson City Woman's Club. Memorials may be made to the Gibson City Woman's Club or to an organization of the donor's choice.

TROY CARTER HUTCHCRAFT - Troy C. Hutchcraft, 39, of Gibson City, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday 5-5-2003 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. He suffered from melanoma cancer of the brain for six weeks. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Gibson City Bible Church, the Rev. Paul Thomason will officiate. Lisa Hutchcraft Whitmer will represent her father, the Rev. Ron Hutchcraft of Ark., reading a letter, as he was unable to assist in the services. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday and for one hour before the service at the church. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements; and dinner is to follow the interment in the church fellowship hall. Troy was born 12-4-1963 at Gibson City, a son of Robert L. and Gail F. Hahn Hutchcraft. Survivors include his parents of Gibson City; one sister, JoAnne Hutchcraft, Champaign, one niece, Jody Lyn Cline, 20, of Champaign; one nephew, Jordan Carl Hutchcraft Adams, 10, Champaign. He was preceded by his maternal grandparents, Wm. F. and Lorene Stroh Hahn and paternal grandparents, Clyde and Ella O. Bond Hutchcraft. Mr. Hutchcraft lived in Gibson City all of his life and was a member of the Gibson City Bible Church. Troy graduated from Gibson City High School in 1982 and attended Parkland Jr. College for one year obtaining his license for radio. In high school he managed football and basketball teams earning his "G" letter his freshman year. He was employed at WGCY radio in Gibson City as host of "Soft Nights" as well as Sunday mornings with the live broadcasts of local churches; and had worked originally for WRTL radio in Rantoul. He worked at Hager Lumber Co. in Gibson City for many years; most recently Troy was employed at Hood's Ace Hardware in Gibson City where he mixed paint and enjoyed visiting with the customers. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and Illini sports fan. He also enjoyed dirt track racing. Troy always had a great desire to serve people. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the Gibson City Bible Church, the American Cancer Society or the Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Organist: Betty Rost Scripture: Rev. Dave Gagnon (former Bible Church minister) Prayer: Rev. Mike Barr (former Bible Church minister) Song Medley: Quartet Del & K Banner, Linda David, Sherry Heiser Celebration of Troy's Life: Lisa Hutchcraft Whitmer Homer Foster Open Microphone Congregational Song: Let's Just Praise the Lord Message: Rev. Paul Thomason Closing: Victory in Jesus Quartet. Honorary Pallbearers: Doug Tankersley Homer Foster Bill Fernandez LaVern Zehr Pat Devaney Dale O'Neal Ken Curtis Jim Killian Active Pallbearers Gary McCullough Dave Edmonds Robert Rohrer Kevin Bunney Gary Miller Jim Hood. (**typist note: Gail Hahn Hutchcraft -This is my son, Troy C. Hutchcraft )


HARM HENRICHS - Harm D. Henrichs, 103, of Gilman born: 2-3-1900 in Ash Grove Twp parents: Henry H. and Maria Bormann Henrichs wed: November 1924 to Anna Reiners at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Woodworth. She died 6-29-1933 died: Sunday 3-9-2003 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka buried: St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Woodworth


LEWIS J. HIGGINS Lewis J. Higgins, 88, of Gibson City, formerly of Monticello born: 1-8-1915 in Monticello parents: Isaac and Jane McKenzie Higgins wed: Juanita P. Gray 1-30-1947 in Monticello. She died 6-4-1991 died: 5-6-2003 at Heritage Manor, Gibson City services: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello burial: Monticello Twp Cemetery paxton record 5-14-2003


Hunt, Mrs. Beulah Bell (Wiley) - member of one of the most prominent Gibson City families, and for many years, one of the best known women of Gibson City, died Sunday. Noted for her forthrightness, she made many friends. Mrs. Beulah Belle Hunt, 77, a lifelong resident of Gibson City, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, February 22, 1953 in Gibson Community hospital. She had been hospitalized five days and had undergone surgery. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Rev. S.A. Guthrie officiated. Mrs. Hunt was born in Gibson City 9-13-1875, a daughter of Doctor Thomas and Martha Reeves Wiley. She married Doctor Frank Hunt, a veterinarian, 10-9-1895. The couple celebrated its 50th wedding anniversary in 1945. He died 8-25-1949. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alice Preston, Glen Elyn; three sons, Wiley E. Hunt, Normal; Frank Hunt, Jr., and Tom Hunt, with the armed forces; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Doris Zimmerman, preceded her in death. Tom Hunt arrived home Tuesday from Korea to attend the funeral. Pallbearers were Phillip Wiley Hunt, David Putnam Hunt, Frank Hunt III, Donald Frank Hunt, William Murray Preston and Jon Wallace Hunt. [Gibson Courier, Feb. 1953, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUNT, BEULAH BELLE infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunt Jr. was born Tuesday evening at 5:45, and died Wednesday morning (4-5-1939) at 11 o'clock, in Mercy Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gibson City Cemetery. The Rev. Philip R. Coen will officiate.

HEISER, JAKE - 83, a retired Fisher farmer, died at 3:35 a.m. Sunday, 8-14-1977, at the Gibson City Community Hospital. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at the East Bend Mennonite Church near Fisher with the Rev. Wilbur Nachtig.... officiating. Burial was in the East Bend Memorial Gardens. Mr. Heiser was born January ? 1894 in Dewey, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Bachman? Heiser. He married Amelia Ingold 1-6-1916 in Fisher. (this copy was very hard to read) [Gibson Courier - August 1977, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HOOL, HAROLD H. - a former barber in Gibson City, died Friday, July 23, 1977 in Florida. Mr. Hool, 79, died at Hollywood Memorial Hospital, Hollywood Fl. Private burial services for Mr. Hool were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mr. Hool was a veteran of WW1, having served with the 33rd Division in the Somme Offensive, St. Mihiel, Meuse, Argonne and the main defensive sector. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and DAV. Mr. Hool is survived by his second wife, Gladys Young Hool; one son, Eugene; one sister, Mrs. Homer Joy, Streator, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Day Hool, his parents, Charles and Emma Hool; four sisters and two brothers. [Gibson Courier - August 1977, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HANNA, WILBUR J. - 88 of Rantoul, formerly of Thawville, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday 10-30-2002 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Urbana. Services were at noon Saturday at Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga. The Rev. Tom Jones officiated. Burial was in Ridgeland Cemetery, Thawville. Mr. Hanna was born 2-15-1914 in Danforth Twp, the son of James Leslie and Edna Frances Diercouff Hanna. He married Mildred N. Whitson 9-26-1936, at Thawville; she preceded him in death 7-28-1996. Surviving are two sons, Ronald (Jeanne) Hanna of Rantoul, and Richard (Deann) Hanna of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Hanna was a member of the Congregational Church in Thawville, and had been a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a school bus driver for the Roberts-Thawville area for over 30 years. He had farmed in the Thawville area. [Paxton Record/Times, 11-6-2002, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


HAGER, FRANCES (EYER) - 89, of Gibson City died at 10:35 a.m. yesterday 1-17-1989 at Condell Hospital, Libertyville. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, Dr. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born 10-15-1899, in Dwight, a daughter of Joseph and Veda Sherry Eyer. She married Henry Hager on 6-20-1925, in Dwight. He preceded her in death 3-13-1976. Surviving are two sons, Douglas E. Hager and James A. Hager, both of Gibson City; two daughters, Sally Schmidt, Deerfield, and JoAnn Clark, Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Mildred Lehrack, Wilmette; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
She lived in Gibson City most of her life and was formerly of Dwight. Mrs. Hager was a member of United Methodist Church, Gibson City, and Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to the hospital or the church. Pallbearers: William Kreitzer, Ronald Meiners, John Noble, Richard Moody, Frank Hunt III, Edwin Sauer [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HAHN, Lorene - Funeral services for LORENE E. STROH HAHN, 80, of Champaign, formerly of Gibson City, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Edward Schneider will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor.
Mrs. Hahn died at 3:46 p.m. Sunday 3-20-1994 at the Americana Healthcare Center, Champaign. She was born 3-7-1914 at Melvin, a daughter of Ferdinand and Bertha Wilhelmina (Minnie) Beck Stroh. She married William F. Hahn 8-27-1938 in Chicago. He died 2-28-1966. Survivors include two daughters, Gail (Robert) Hutchcraft of Gibson City and Carol Jean (Ronald) Davis of Champaign; four grandchildren, JoAnne Hutchcraft of Champaign, Troy Hutchcraft of Gibson City, Jason Davis of Naval Academy in MD, and Jennifer Davis of Champaign; two great-grandchildren, Jody Lyn Cline and Jordan Carl Hutchcraft Adams; and a foster sister, Helen Tjarks (Charles) Walters. She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Stroh, a sister Wilma Stroh Cook, and a foster brother, Willis (Bud) Beck. Mrs. Hahn had been a resident of Champaign since 1959. She had been employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Co., for 30 years in Gibson City and Champaign, retiring in 1978. She graduated from Saybrook High School in 1932 and attended Illinois State University in Normal. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Champaign and Il Council of Telephone Pioneers. Pallbearers: Charles Walters, Duane Stroh, Gary Stroh, Darrel Steele, Guy Bane, Tim Bane [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HALL, ELIZABETH JEAN STUBBERT - 84, of Roseville, MN, formerly of Gibson City, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday 1-16-2002 at her home in Roseville. Her memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian church, Gibson City, with the Rev. Kathleen Reichmann officiating. A private burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. She was born 12-6-1917 at Gibson City, a daughter of Dr. Frank and Mary Frances Culter Stubbert. Survivors include a son, Dr. Sam W. Hall, Shoreview, MN.; two daughters, Beverly (Don) Swanstrom, Gibson City; and Helen "Fran" (Don) Ferrill, Clinton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

HARM, MARIE C. - 90, of Mesa, AZ., formerly of Gibson City, a retired teacher, died Saturday 9-7-1985 at her home in Mesa. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday 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 10 - 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Harm was born 9-27-1894, at Gibson City, a daughter of Claus and Augusta Koenig Erp. She married Alfred A. Harm on 2-1-1921, at Gibson City. He died 4-8-1969. Survivors include a daughter, Monzella "Peg" Walters, Mesa, AZ.; a sister, Idabelle Erp, Gibson City; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Five brothers, three sisters and a grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. Harm taught in Gibson City area schools from 1913 to 1921. She had lived in Gibson City until 1959 when she moved to Lockport, where she lived until 1976. She had lived in Mesa for the last nine years. She was a member of the Gibson City Rebekah Lodge. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Heart Association. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HATHAWAY, Mrs. AMELIA WAGGONER - aged 23 yr 1 mo 28 da passed away in East Bend Twp. 5-15-1876 of consumption. She was a daughter of J.S. Waggoner, one of the early settlers of East Bend. Services were held at the home of her father. Gibson Courier 5-20-1876 [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

LOUISE K. HENSEN
June 28, 1886 to December 6, 1987 Services: Wednesday, December 9, 1987 American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, Il. Officiating: Rev. Dane Meuschke Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il Pallbearers: Robert Hensen
Dean Hensen Gary Hensen Marland Riblet Donald Mott Rick Vance [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HOCK, ARLENE K. (KINGREN) BECK - 78, of Alamo, TX, formerly of Gibson City, died at 9:53 a.m. Sunday 2-17-2002 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Feb 26 at American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Elmo Heinrichs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Feb 25 at Lamb Funeral Home , Gibson City, and one hour before the service at the church.
Mrs. Hock was born 1-26-1924 in Elliott, a daughter of Fred C. and Lizzie C. Vevig Kingren. She married Floyd Richard Beck 2-6-1943 in Elliott. He died 2-28-1979. She married Robert J. Hock 8-15-1986. He survives in Alamo. Also surviving are a daughter, Bonny Jenkins of Anniston, Alabama; one son, Douglas (Sharon) Beck of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister Betty Mooney of Gibson City; three stepsons, Robert (Kay) Hock and John A. Hock, both of Minonk, and Ronald Hock of Valencia, Calif.; two step-daughters, Carolyn (John) Eikenmeyer of Westlake Village, Calif., and Sandra Holter of Pueblo, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hock attended Elliott Grade School and graduated from Drummer Twp High School in Gibson City. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City until she moved to Texas, where she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, McAllen, Texas. Memorial may be made to the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HOLLAND, WILLIAM - 93, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, 4-26-1978 at his home near Gibson City. His funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Sout officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp. Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Frankeberger, Steve Hicks, Francis Clifton, Delbert Clifton, Bob Clifton, and Vernon Clifton.
Mr. Holland was born 2-28-1885, at Lewis County, KY., a son of Elias and Elizabeth Sparks Holland. He married Etta Kegley 12-13-1906, at Vanceburg, KY. She died in 1960. Surviving are two daughters, Elsie Clifton, Decatur, and Thelma Holland, and a son Earl, both of Gibson City; eight grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, two sister, four brothers, and a great-grandson also preceded him in death. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUNT, FRANK 'SHUG' JR. - 77, Gibson City, former Mayor of Gibson City and president and founder of Frank Hunt Insurance Agency in Gibson City, died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday 10-11-1984 at Gibson Community Hospital. Mr. Hunt founded the insurance agency 52 years ago and was a real estate broker. He was elected as an alderman in 1937 and was appointed acting mayor in 1939. Mr. Hunt was elected mayor in a special election in 1939 and was re-elected to a four-year term in 1941. Mr. Hunt was chairman of the original hospital fund drive for Gibson Community Hospital in 1948. He also served as chairman of the fund drive for the hospital's annex. He served on the hospital board for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was president of the board from 1953 - 1978. Mr. Hunt was a member and past president of Gibson City Chamber of Commerce and was selected as Citizen of the Year in 1964 by that organization. His funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Brown, Lester Moody, John Summers, Walter Taylor, Clifford Orr and Dick Walters. Active pallbearers were William Noble, James Hager, Douglas Hager, John Noble, David Gill and Edwin Sauer. Mr. Hunt was born 9-21-1907, in Gibson City, a son of Frank and Beulah Wiley Hunt. He married Mabel Dunnan on 9-22-1928 in Paxton. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Frank Hunt III, a brother John Thomas Hunt, and a sister, Alice P. Preston, all of Gibson City, and four granddaughters. A son, a daughter, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gibson City and its board of trustees, a 50-year plus member and past president of Gibson City Lions Club; a member of Lee Lowery Post 568 American Legion and served as treasurer for many years; a charter member of the University of Illinois Quarterback Club and served on its board; a member of Gibson Masonic Lodge 773, AF&AM; past trustee of Drummer Drainage District for many years. He was in the US Navy during WWII. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital or the First Presbyterian Church.

HUNT, FRANK - A prominent retired veterinarian of this city, DR. FRANK HUNT, SR. 76, died Thursday in his home (9-1-1949 Gibson Courier). Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lamb Funeral Home. The Rev. A.M. Willey, Springfield, former pastor of the Gibson City Methodist Church, officiated with the assistance of Rev. A.L. Flagge. Burial was in Gibson City cemetery. Born 4-14-1877, on a farm in Putman County, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip E. Hunt, he moved with his family to a farm near Roberts when ten years old. Four years later they moved to Paxton where the deceased attended school. He was graduated from Chicago Veterinary College in 1894. Establishing his practice in Paxton, Dr. Hunt moved a short time later to Gibson City (1895.) He was married to Miss Beulah Belle Wiley 10-9-1895. Several times Mayor of Gibson City, Dr. Hunt also served as alderman for several terms. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Wiley E. of Normal and Frank, Jr. of Gibson City, and one daughter, Miss Alyce Preston of Glen Ellyn. Also surviving are eight grandchildren including John T. Hunt whom the Hunts adopted. Preceding him in death were two daughters, Mrs. Doris Zimmerman and an infant daughter, one brother, Murray Hunt of Paxton, one sister, Mrs. John Waldron and one granddaughter.


HAACK, Lillian L. - 82, of Paxton died at 2:28 p.m. Saturday 12-28-2002 at her home after a month's illness. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley, the Rev. Mark J. Haller officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery, Danville. Visitation was 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, and at the church Tuesday one hour before the service. Mrs. Haack was born 9-6-1920 at Buckley, a daughter of William and Wubka Janssen Wagner. She married Fred W. Haack 8-7-1943. He died 11-25-1956. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Loren (Verna) Haack of Anaheim, Calif., Pam (Rod) Riese of Wausau, Wis., and Randy (Kathy Haack of Paxton; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Haack graduated from Buckley High School in 1938 and from the Walther Memorial Hospital school of nursing in Chicago in Sept 1941. She worked as a registered nurse in Chicago, Paxton Community Hospital and the Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton. She was a member of St. John's Church, Buckley, St. John's Ladies Aid and enjoyed playing cards, knitting quilting and sewing. Memorials may be made to her church or a charity of the donor's choice. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HARDY, Lillian E. - 94, of Creve Coeur, formerly of Gibson City, died at 11:23 p.m. Friday, 12-20-2002 at Methodist Hospital, Peoria. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Donald Zumwalt officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hardy was born 8-24-1908, in Hamilton County, a daughter of Frank W. and Barbara A. Trausch Bakel. She married Orville D. Hardy on 5-25-1929 at Flora. He died 10-10-1981. Survivors include two daugthers, Rosemarie (Wilbur) Wills of Indianapolis and Dorothy Phelps of Creve Coeur; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, a brother and two granddaughters. Mrs. Hardy was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and made many quilts for family and friends. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HOPKINS, Brian D. - "Brian D. Hopkins, 26, and Roger L. Goin, 25, died in a one-car accident on a country road in Sullivan Twp near Sibley, officials said. They were taken to Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The accident occured about 2 a.m. yesterday (6-21-1986) when their car missed a jog in the road and traveled 324 feet before coming to rest in a field, Ford County sheriff's police said. The accident, which was not discovered until after daylight, remains under investigation by Ford County sheriff's police."
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Thomas Condron officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
He was born 5-24-1960 at Watseka, a son of Douglas and Judy Allison Hopkins.
Surviving are his father, Douglas Hopkins, Champaign; his mother, Judy Reynolds, Sarasota, FL; three brothers, Bruce, Gibson City, Barry, San Diego, Calif.; and Brad, Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Beth, Gibson City; his paternal grandmother, Lillie Mae Hopkins, Hoopeston; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Allison, Fowler, Indiana. He had been a resident of Gibson City since 1962. Memorials may be made to a doner's choice. Pallbearers: Jerry Freehill, Brian Lage, Keith Lage, Jeff Hopkins, Chuck Crook, Kevin Knerr [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUSTON, Frederic - The funeral of FREDERIC W. "TED" HUSTON, 87, a lifetime resident of the Gibson City area, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City, the Rev. Kathleen Reichmann officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City.
Mr. Huston died at 12:20 a.m. Monday, 3-27-2000 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City, where he had been a resident.
Mr. Huston was born 7-27-1912 at the family farm in Gibson City, a son of Frederic Waldo and Catharine LeFevre Huston. He married Dorothy B. Jardine on 2-14-1937, at the Manse of the First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City. She died 10-13-1995.
Survivors include two sons, A. Dale (Judy) Huston, Springfield; and Dennis R. (Irja) Huston, Perrysbur, Ohio. Other survivors include four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son, Frederick W. "Bill" Huston, and two brothers, Howard and Francis Huston, preceded him in death. Pallbearers: Steve Hawthorne, Ron Warfield, Neil Nelson, Bob Wissmiller, Bob Reiners, Dave Stolz [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUTCHCRAFT, ELLA OPAL (BOND) - 92, of Gibson City, died at 9:28 a.m. Friday 2-28-1997 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Paul Thomason officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City.
Surviving are a son, Robert (Gail) Hutchcraft, Gibson City and seven great-grandchildren; Jody Lyn Cline and Jordan Carl Hutchcraft Adams, Michael, Sarah, and Melissa Swarzlose; Katy and Erin Trimble. Also surviving are six grandchildren, JoAnne Hutchcraft, Champaign; Troy Hutchcraft, Gibson City; and Marge Trimble (Robert) Swarzlose, David Lee Trimble, Dan (Julie) Trimble and Amy Trimble, all of LeRoy.
Mrs. Hutchcraft was born 9-6-1904 in Aden, Hamilton County, Il. a daughter of John E. and Edith Davis Bond. She married Clyde R. Hutchcraft 12-10-1924 in Aden. He died 5-12-1959. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Arthur Coil Bond, Carl Cecil Bond and Wm. Leonard Bond; one sister, Agnes Lilly Bond Schriefer, one infant sister; one son, Fred Hutchcraft and one daughter, Velma Dean Hutchcraft Trimble. She was from a pioneer famlily - one of the earliest settlers in Southern Il. She moved to Central Il in 1934, to Gibson City in 1958 and to Heritage Manor in March 1994. Records indicate and it is assumed that she was an indirect descendant of the first governor of Il., Shadrach Bond. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

GERTRUDE E. RICH HUTCHCRAFT
12-17-1902 to 12-4-1996
Services: Saturday, December 7, 1996
United Methodist Church, Gibson City, Il
Officiating: The Rev. Randy Robinson
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il
Honorary Pallbearers:
Beth Hutchcraft-Smith
Jeremy Hutchcraft
Patricia Fields
Lori Hutchcraft
Sharron Francis
Gary Hutchcraft
Joy Hutchcraft
Jane Rosendahl
Beverly White
Kathy Vetter
Pallbearers:
Bryan Hutchcraft
Reed Hutchcraft
John Landers
Steve Hutchcraft
Terry Hutchcraft
David Landers
[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

GERTRUDE E. HUTCHCRAFT Gibson City - Gertrude E. (Rich) Hutchcraft, 93, of Gibson City, died at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday 12-4-1996 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City.

HUTCHCRAFT, HOWARD - 81, a retired farmer and resident of the Gibson City area for 57 years, died at 8 p.m. Monday at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be at the United Methodist Church of Gibson City, the Rev. James Bortell officiating. Burial will be in Gibson City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 o'clock tonight at Lamb Funeral Home. He was born 7-5-1897, in Wayne County, a son of Thomas and Ida Taylor Hutchcraft. He married Gertrude Rich 8-23-1918. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Darlene Wiedenheft, Kansas City, MO., and Marilyn Landers, Spring Hill, KS; three sons, Noble and Noel, both of Gibson City and Sidney, Petersburg; four sisters, Pearl Turner, Fairfield, Maxie Perry, McLeansboro, Celia Moore, Tremont, and Madge Johnson, Peoria; two brothers, John, McLeansboro, and Sessel, Wayne City; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A son, Omar, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Hutchcrtaft had farmed until 1959 and was then employed at Gibson City High School until 1972. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City and had served as Sunday school super-intendent and a Sunday school teacher in the former United Brethren Church. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary Nurses Scholarshilp Fund. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUTCHCRAFT, JOHN DALE - 58, of Calumet Park, a former Gibson City resident, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, 6-7-1973 at St. Catherine's Hospital, East Chicago, Ind. where he had undergone heart surgery a month ago.
His funeral and buial will be Monday at Moraine Valley Baptist Church, Oak Lawnl burial will be at Cedar Park Cemetery.
He was born 5-25-1915 at Aden, a son of John and Viola Garrison Hutchcraft. He married Jeanne Veatch in August of 1942 in St. Louis. She survives. Other survivors include a son, the Rev. Ronald Hutchcraft of NJ; a brother, Clarence, Odessa, TX; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Sharer of Gibson City; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, and a brother, Clyde Hutchcraft of Gibson City. Mr. Hutchcraft lived in Gibson City with his brother, Clyde, from 1931 - 1933 where he attended Gibson City High School. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUTCHCRAFT, Noble - The funeral of NOBLE L. HUTCHCRAFT, 81, of Gibson City will be at 11: a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City. The Rev. Father William Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp cemetery, Gibson City. He died at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday 12-19-2001 at his home in Gibson City. Mr. Hutchcraft was born 2-25-1920 in Hamilton County, Il a son of Howard and Gertrude E. Rich Hutchcraft. He married Lyla E. McKee on 6-14-1941, at Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Stephen (Rita) Hutchcraft and Terry (Joyce) Hutchcraft, both of Gibson City; two daughters, Patricia (Bob) Fields, Gibson City, and Kathy (Ronald D.) Vetter, Salisbury, MO; two brothers, Noel (Carol) Hutchcraft, Gibson City and Sidney (Mary) Hutchcraft Clearwater, FL, two sisters, Darlene (Bob) Weidenheft, Kansas City, MO and Marilyn Landers, Warrensburg, MO.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Honorary Pallbearers: Brea Hutchcraft, Brittany Vetter, Lauren Hutchcraft Active Pallbearers: James Vetter, Joshua Vetter, Jason Hutchcraft, Robert Fields, Richard Fields,Thomas Hutchcraft [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUTCHCRAFT, OMAR - 48, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday at Gibson Community Hospital following a farm accident. He was injured about 8 a.m. Thursday when one of his arms became caught in a corn sheller he was using. The mishap occured on a farm owned by Raymond Rankin about six miles south of Gibson City. Mr. Hutchcraft suffered the loss of a great deal of blood before two co-workers, Richard Bennett and Marvin Delk managed to get him to the hospital.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Gibson City, with the Rev. Jack Kaley officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Friday at the Lamb Funeral Home.
He was born 7-2-1921, at Hamilton County, a son of Howard and Gertrude Rich Hutchcraft. He married Mary Pearson 5-7-1940, at Gibson City. She survives, along with his parents, Gibson City; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly White, Rantoul; and Mrs. Sharron Mott, Gibson City; three brothers, Noble, Gibson City; Sidney, Fort Wayne, Ind; and Noel, Gibson City; two sisters, Mrs. Darlene Wiedenheft, Kansas City, MO., and Mrs. Marilyn Landers, Overland Park, Kan. and two grandchildren. Mr. Hutchcraft was a member of the Ford County Boots and Saddles Riding Club. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

Hurst, Walter - 12, only son of Wm. Hurst, died Saturday of typhoid. Jan. 31, 1884 newspaper story [Contributed by Pat Whorrall-Ellis]

HAASE, LOUISE C. WEIDNER MOLINE - 87, a former Piper City and Paxton resident, died 9-16-2002, in Naples, Fla. Her body was cremated, and burial was in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Mrs. Haase was born 8-25-1915, in Paxton, a daughter of Samuel and Cora Weidner. She married John Moline 6-9-1934. He died 2-22-1950. She married Merritte Haase 6-16-1956. He died 2-5-1991. A brother also preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Gary) Gustafson of Naples and Susan (Kerry) Seifert of Huntsville, Ala.; four grandsons, John and Tracy Gustafson and Jeffrey and Christopher Seifert; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Alexander Gustafson; a brother, Samuel Weidner, and a sister, Evelyn Elson. Mrs. Haase had been a resident of Florida for the past 32 years. The family requests any donations in Mrs. Haase's memory be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HABERKORN, THOMAS L. - 69, of Paxton, formerly of Rantoul and rural Cullom, died at 11 a.m. Friday 10-4-2002 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Cullom, the Rev. Steven Loftus officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom, where the rosary was recited at 3:45 p.m. Mr. Haberkorn was born 1-21-1933, in Brenton Twp, Ford County, a son of Leo A. and Estelle F. (Reising) Haberkorn. Surviving are six sisters, Teresa (Charles) Stark of Cullom, Margaret (John) Ruebling of Riverton, Barbara (Vincent) Gray of rural Ashkum, Mary (Robert) Gillespie of Goodyear, AZ., Catherine (Gerald) Bailey of Ashkum and Rita Winge of Bradley; two brothers, Richard (Dixie) Haberkorn of Chatsworth and Mike Haberkorn of rural Kempton; one brother-in-law, Ronald Shumaker of Kankakee; and many nieces and nephews. His parents; one sister, Jane Shumaker; and one brother, Ronald Haberkorn preceded him in death. Mr. Haberkorn attended Drendel School in rural Kempton and was a 1952 graduate of Cullom High School. He then attended St. Bede's at Peru. He was a customer service agent for Delta Airlines at Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Rantoul. He was employed by Delta from 1959 until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Haberkorn served in the U.S. Army in France during peacetime. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Fairbury. Memorials may be made for Masses in his name.

HUMPHREY, Neva E. - 92, of Thawville died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday 12-15-2002 at the Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Young Funeral Home, Roberts, the Rev. Ed Allen officiating. Burial was in Ridgeland Twp. Cemetery, Thawville. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday at the fuenral home. Mrs. Humphrey was born 2-26-1910 in Gilman, a daughter of William and Martha Warnke Kietezman. She married Gordon Humphrey in May 1929 in Gilman. He died 8-30-1971. Surviving are one daughter, Norma Kahler of Champaign; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchiddren.. Two sons preceded her in death. Mrs. Humphrey was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Thawville and the Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed playing bridge, euchre and bowling. Memorials may be made to Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth Pallbearers were Kevin Kahler, Kraig Kahler, Scott Meredith, Kim Kahler, Shannon Kahler and Ashlee Meredith.[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HAYCRAFT, CECIL L. - 73, of RR 2, Paxton, died at 2 p.m. Saturday 1-9-1993 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Danville. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Gordon Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Visitation will be one hour before the service. He was born 3-23-1919 in Bloomington, the son of James M. and Ethel Mae Sprinkle Haycraft. He married Alice Sleever 12-1-1950 at Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Thomas L., Crawfordsville, Ind.; one daughter Linda Ayn Barringer, Nashville, Tn.; one granddaughter, Ashley Brooke Haycraft of Crawfordsville; one brother, Marvin, Heyworth; and four sisters, Irene Campbell, Bloomington; Dorothy Johnson, Wapella; Donelda Karr, Clinton; and Loretta Forrest, Heyworth. Mr. Haycraft was a lifelong farmer and was baptized in the Christian Church at Heyworth. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Paxton American Legion Post and Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau. Memorials may be made to a church of the donor's choice or the Veterans Adm. Hospital Alzheimer's Unit, Danville. [Paxton Record, Monday, 1-11-1993, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HOTT, GEORGE E. SR., - 54, of Melvin died at 3:39 p.m. Wednesday 11-27-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Kevin Halsey, Don Halsey, Todd Farney, Christopher Cross, David Valleroy and Gary Fellers. Mr. Hott was born 7-30-1948 at Decatur, a son of George David and Georgia Hott. Surviving are two sons, George (Michelle) Hott, Jr. of Melvin and Greg Hott, Tolono; one daughter, Michelle Warren, Vidalia, Ca; three grandsons, three granddaughters, two step-grandsons; four sisters, Joyce Stanley of Decatur, Donna Henderson of Bloomfield, Mo., Janet Halsey of Fairbury and Doris Strickland of Puxico, Mo.; one stepson, David (Becky) Valleroy of Forrest; and two stepdaughters, Deanna Clark of Sycamore and Chastity Johnson of Rochelle. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Hott had lived in Melvin for three years, formerly living in Sycamore. He worked for Williams Freight in DeKalb as a truck driver. He served in the US Army for three years. Memorials may be made to his family. [Paxton Record/Times, 12-4-2002, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HUNTER, FRANK LUTHER JR., - 74, of Elliott died at 7:25 p.m. Thurday, 12-5-2002 at home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Timothy Clagg officiated. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Military rites were accorded by Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568. Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Hunter was born 2-8-1928 in Champaign, a son of Frank Luther and Evelena Spangler Hunter, Sr. He married Bonnie Craft on 9-22-1962 at Gibson City. She survives in Elliott. Also surviving are two sons, Rodney Hunter of Sibley and Tony Hunter of Saybrook; three daughters, Rebecca Kirchner and Lisa Olivero, both of Elliott, and Judy Ingold of Rantoul; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Morris Hunter of Palm Beach, Fla., David Hunter of Rantoul, Jim Hunter of Radccliff, Ky., and Howard Hunter of Mahomet; and five sisters, Annabelle Taylor, Mary Cheek, JoAnn Escritt and Geneva Mees, all of Rantoul, and Judy Ricketts of Thomasboro. He was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister one daughter and one granddaughter. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and served as a sergeant. He was a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568 in Gibson City. He was a mechanic at Shelby Motors and Sullivan Chevrolet, both in Champaign, for many years. He enjoyed auctions, horse races, gardening and animals Memorials may be made to the family. [Paxton Record, 12-11-2002, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HARRIS, KENNETH NEAL - formerly of Paxton, died at 9 p.m. Saturday 12-28-2002. A memorial service was held on Sunday Jan 5, 2003 at First Baptist Church, Paxton. Burial was in Glen Cemetery. Kenny was born 9-19-1984 at Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago. Surviving are his parents, Jeff Arlen and Rhonda Harris of Paxton; his mother Jean Feltman of Streamwood; sister Michelle Sturm; and niece, Paige Sturm, all of Paxton; and grandparents, Don and Sue Combs, Paxton. Also surviving are an aunt and uncle, Ted and Ramonna Williams and family, uncle Rick Combs and children of Paxton, and uncle, Scott Allen Harris and family of Chicago. While in Paxton, Kenny attended PBL High School and lettered in varsity baseball and football. He loved all sports and especially fishing with his dad and sister. Memorials may be made to the PBL varsity baseball program. [January 8, 2003 Paxton Record/Times, Submitted by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

HOOVER, VIVIAN M. HALE - 70, of Paxton; b. 1-12-1932 in Russell Springs, Ky; d/o Carlie & Sylvia Brown Hale.; m. James Hoover 7-2-1949 at Russell Springs, Ky. He died 6-2-2000; d. Wednesday 10-23-2002 at her home; bur: Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul, Il. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

Hutchcraft, Clyde R. - MOODY FEED STORE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, May 14 from noon to 4 p.m. due to the death of Clyde Hutchcraft. Clyde Russell Hutchcraft, 56, Gibson City, died unexpectedly at the Moody Feed store at 2 p.m. Tuesday 5-12-1959 Mr. Hutchcraft, an employee of the store, apparently died of a heart attack. He had been under the care of a physician for a heart condition. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Lamb Funeral Home, with Rev. Vernon McDormand, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson City Cemetery. Visitation began Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Mr. Hutchcraft was born 9-5-1902 in Aden, Hamilton County, Il., son of John and Amy Viola Garrison Hutchraft. He was married on 12-10-1924 to Ella O. Bond at Aden. He farmed near Gibson City until six months ago when he moved to Gibson City. Mr. Hutchcraft was a seed corn salesman. He was a member of the First Christian Church. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Velma Dean (John) Trimble, LeRoy; two sons, Frederick M. and Robert L. (Gail) Hutchcraft, both of Gibson City; his father, three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rachel (Clay) Sharer, Carlinville; two brothers, John, Bellvidere, and Clarence, Odessa Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother.

HUTCHCRAFT, FRED MELVIN - 34, of Gibson City was found dead in the men's restroom of the Lammle Lanes bowling alleys in Gibson City at 12 noon Monday 10-7-1963 by the owner, Les Lammle. Mr. Hutchcraft had entered the bowling establishment and gone directly to the restroom. Five minutes later the body was discovered. According to Coroner Frank Hunt III, death was due to coronary thrombosis.
His funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Lester A. Ringham officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson City Cemetery. A Chanute Air Base detail will officiate at military rites at the gravesite. Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. He was born 7-2-1929, in Aden, Hamilton County, Il., a son of Clyde R. and Ella O. Bond Hutchcraft. He was unmarried. Surviving are his mother, Gibson City; a sister, Mrs. Velma (John) Trimble, LeRoy; and a brother, Robert (Gail) Hutchcraft, Gibson City and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1959. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Gibson City Veteran's of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts. Mr. Hutchcraft had been a Gibson City resident for 30 years. For the 1ast two years he had been employed by the Donner Product Co. in Gibson City.

HARDIES, Mrs. MINNIE STROH 73, died at 7 a.m. Thursday 2-5-1953 at her home two miles northeast of Gibson City. She was taken to the Lamb Funeral Home and returned to the family home Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Carl Grabemann officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hardies was born 3-16-1879 in Anchor Twp, the daughter of John and Margaret Rasmussen Stroh. She was married to Otto Hardies 7-2-1903 in Bloomington. They had lived in the Gibson community since their marriage. Survivors are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Louise Stiger of Paxton, Miss Margaret Hardies at home and Mrs. Helen Retter, Sibley; a grandson, a brother, John, Gibson City and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schuldt, Gibson City and Mrs. Lena Thomsen, Anchor. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

HASEK, Mrs. EMMA E. HASKEL INNIS - 83, Manteno, a former Gibson City resident, died at Heritage House Retirement Home, Kankakee,Tuesday night 8-26-1976. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, August 27 at the Gordon and Sexton Funeral Home, Manteno with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. Hasek was born 4-22-1894 at Elliott, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Haskel. She married Fred Innis 2-22-1835 at Bellflower. He died 5-16-1951. She then married Stan Hasek 4-8-1965. He died in 1972. Surviving are a foster son Jack Hobson, Manteno, a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hasek was a member of the United Methodist Church, Bellflower.

HENRY M. HAGER Gibson City - Henry M. Hager died 3-13-1976

JAMES J. HARTFORD Gibson City - Dr. James J. Hartford 86, of Gibson City died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday 7-9-1994 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. b. 5-3-1908 d. 7-9-1994

HARTFORD, Dr. James J. - 86, of Gibson City, an osteopath for more than five decades, died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, 7-8-1994 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, Il. He was born 5-3-1908 at Coolidge, Kan., a son of Washington I. and L. Florence Vittitoe Hartford. He married Leone M. Knapp on 6-21-1937 in Oelwein, Iowa. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Peter J., Oxford, Iowa, and John William and Thomas R., both of Gibson City; a daughter, Suzanne Martensen, Bayles Lake, Loda; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Dr. Hartford lived in Gibson City for 85 years. He graduated from Drummer Twp. High School i 1926 and attended Kirksville's Osteopathy College from 1929 - 1933. He retired from osteopathy in July 1985.
Services: Wednesday, July 13, 1994, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, Il Officiating: Rev. William Smith, Rev. Dennis Kollross. Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il. Pallbearers: Chuck Kollross, Jack Kollross, Randy Price, John Koopman, Larry Fawver, Don Kelley [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

LEONE M. HARTFORD Leone M. Hartford, 84, of Gibson City died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday 3-9-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital.

HARTFORD, LEONE M. KNAPP - 84, of Gibson City died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday 3-9-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. William Smith and the Rev. Dennis Kollross officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City.
Mrs. Hartford was born 7-5-1910 at Chicago, a daughter of Leon C. and Kathleen Murray Knapp. She married Dr. James J. Hartford 6-21-1937 at Oelwein, owa. He died 7-9-1994. Surviving are three sons, Peter J., Oxford, Iowa; and John William and Thomas R., both of Gibson City; one daughter, Suzanne Martensen, Bayles Lake, Loda; and two granddaughters. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Hartford was the librarian of Moyer Library in Gibson city from 1953 - 1975. Pallbearers: William Middleton, Charles Kollross, Ted Swanson, Jr., John Kollross, Jack Kollross, Tony Kollross [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

ANNAMARY P. HAYES Paxton - Annamary P. Hayes, 67, of Paxton, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday 4-1-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.

HAYES, ANNAMARY P. PRETHER - 67, of Paxton died at 5:40 a.m. at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Gibson City Bible Church, the Rev. Melvin Meister officiating. Burial will be in the Elliott Cemetery, Elliott, Il.
Mrs. Hayes was born 12-19-1927 in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter of Henry H. and Alice B. Cox Prether. She married Ronald G. Hayes 4-8-1961 in Cedarville, Ohio. He survives. Other survivors include two sisters, Carol Taube, Brockway PA, and Beulah Rader, Cedarville, Ohio; five brothers, Lester Prether, Centerville, Ohio, James Prether, Cedarville, Ohio; Richard Prether, Harrisburg, Pa; Edward Prether, Clifton, Ohio and David Prether, Xenia, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one sister. She worked as a correspondent for the Gibson Courier, the Pantagraph, and the Champaign New Gazette. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

ROBERT HENDRICKS Gibson City - Robert Hendricks, 68, of Gibson City died Monday 10-2-2000 at his son's home in Bloomington, Minn.


The following obits were transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Donna Walton:

Haack, Herman
The funeral of Herman A. Haack, 87, a lifelong Sibley area resident who died Wednesday, July 29, 1981, was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Donald Swenson officiating.
Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, near Sibley, Military rites will be accorded by Martin Suntken American Legion Post. Pallbearers were Clarence Wurmnest, William Lohmeyer, Robert-Rohrer, Harold Livingston, Delmar Winter, and Don Walker.
Mr. Haack was born June 7, 1894, near Sibley, a son of Herman and Paulina Brandt Haack. He married Ethel Koehler, Feb. 18, 1920 at Sibley. She survives. Mr. Haack was a retired farmer. He was a Army veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, and a member of Sibley Senior Citizens.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Hafer, Henry W.
Mr. Henry W. Hafer, a life long resident of Sibley, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday in the M*****nite Hospital in Bloomington. His funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the St John Lutheran Church in Sibley. Rev. William Holnzig will officiate. Burial will be in the Sibley cemetery.
Friends may call at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
He was born November 1, 1898 in Sibley and was the son of William and Mary Fornoff Hafer. He was married to Lillie Pearson on November 25, 1914 in Sibley. She survives along with two (the rest is missing)
5-7-1970-date on newspaper

Hafer, Henry Jr.
Henry W. Hafer Jr., 40, a lifelong resident of the Sibley community, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral was at 2p.m. Sunday at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley. The Rev. William Heinzig officiated. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Douglas Triplett, Randall Triplett, Russell Hafer, Everett Hall, Donald Gentes and Donald Meyer.
He was born September 25, 1928 in Sibley, a son of Henry and Lillie Pearson Hafer. He never married.
Survivors are his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Arnold Triplett of Lafayette, Ind., and Mrs. Wells Hunt, 1507 E. Washington, Bloomington. He was preceded in death by a sister. He was a member of St John's Lutheran Church.
The family has suggested that any expressions of sympathy be made in the form of a memorial contribution to the St. John's Lutheran Church.
9-4-1969- date on newspaper

HAGIN, ANNA America BARROW
Anna A. Barrow was born 2-17-1850, at Winchester, Virginia, and departed this life 10-10-1925, at the age of seventy five years, seven months and twenty three days. She was the daughter of Frederick and Mary (A. Smith) Barrow, who moved from their Virginia home to Bloomington, Il in the fall of 1867. The following year they located on what was afterward known for many years as the Barrow homestead, two miles east of Gibson City. On the 20th day of March, 1875, she was united in marriage to Oliver Perry Hagin, on whose farm they resided until 1905, when they located in the new home in Elliott, where they resided until each were called to a home "not made with hands," he taking his leave 1-8-1918. From that day until her death she was homesick, as she often expressed to friends; and with joy looked forward to the day of her crossing the Great Divide. She was the mother of two children: Mary Ruth, the wife of Mr. Charles Harper, and Maude E. married to Mr. Clifford Phillips, both families residing near Elliott. In early life she became a member of the local United Brethren Church, during the pastorals of Rev. Cory, which organization has had the benefit of her heart and hands these many years. Her greatest gift to church and community was in her two daughters and their splendid families, who will keep her memory sacred throughout the years. Besides those already mentioned, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary Preston, Gibson City, and Mrs. Jessie Jones, Winnipeg, Canada; two brothers, Will and Charles
Barrow, Gibson city, and two half-brothers, John and Hamilton Barrow. The funeral was held at her late residence, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.E. Barr. Interment was at Gibson City.

HAGIN, JOHN EDMOND - Gibson Courier, Thursday 12-25-1919
John E. Hagin was born in Cape May County, New Jersey, 6-7-1836, and departed this life at his home in Elliott, 12-18-1919, aged 83 years, 6 months and 11 days. He left his native state with his parents when only a year old and was reared to man-hood amid the wild frontier scenes of Ohio. He being the eldest of eight children and the schools in a new country not being of the best, his education was necessarily very limited, but by his own efforts, however, he made himself a very well informed man. Mr. Hagin was united in marriage 3-26-1858, with Miss Barbara E. Crutcher, and unto them was born one child, who died in infancy. The child's mother died in 1863. Mr. Hagin was married again in 1865 to Miss Ellen Myers. No children were born to this union, but they reared Mrs. Lena Knight as their own. In 1845 they moved to what is known as the Ten Mile Grove near Paxton. In 1874 he bought his present farm near Elliott, which he cultivated until about 15 years ago, when he purchased a nice home in town. He was a charter member of Elliott IOOF Lodge, being a member of the Paxton Lodge before this one was organized. Mr. Hagin was converted at an early age and always led a Christian Life.

HAGIN, OLIVER PERRY - Gibson Courier Thursday 1-10-1918
Oliver Perry Hagin was born near Paxton, Ill., 2-28-1847, and passed away at his home in Elliott, 1-5-1918, at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage with Miss Anna Barrow of near Gibson City, 3-20-1878. "Uncle Perry," as he was best known, was one of those men who grow old in years but still remain young in spirit. He was always kind, cheerful and jolly, not only among his associates, but in his home as well. Before his death, while he was still conscious, he was questioned about his soul's welfare both by the minister and his wife, Mrs. Hagin. His reply to the question," If the Father should call for you tonight are you ready to go?" Was "Yes, I am satisfied." He professed faith in Christ when but a child. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Mrs. Anna Hagin, one brother, Uncle Edmond Hagin, who is the only one out of seven children left; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Harper and Mrs. Maude Phillips; six granddaughters and one grandson, Perry Hagin Harper, and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon; Rev. H.A. Barton, pastor of the Elliott U.B. Church officiated; burial was in the Gibson Cemetery conducted by the Elliott IOOF.

HAHN, CONRAD - Paxton Record, October 1916
Conrad Hahn was born in Hennepin, Putnam County, Ill. 7-25-1853 and died in a hospital in Chicago Heights 10-31-1916, aged 63 years, 3 months and 6 days. Deceased moved with his parents in 1867 to a farm in Germanville, Livingston County. He was united in marriage to Frances Huxtable 3-15-1876. To this union were born 13 children, two having preceded him in death. Mr. Hahn was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Roberts until 1893 when he moved to Momence. He was in poor health for about a year. He passed away, as stated above, following an operation for cancer of the stomach. He leaves to mourn his loss the wife, eleven children - William, Roy, Jessie, Boyd and Clyde at home, Mrs. Ellen Keene and Mrs. V. Mansburger of Momence, James and Mrs. J. Trimble of Roberts, Richard of Chatsworth and Leonard of Piper City, his aged father Gottlieb Hahn, Roberts, three sisters, Mr. D. Woolsoncroft and Mrs. D. Barnett, Roberts, and Mrs. E. Moore, Hartford SD. Interment in Momence Cemetery; his six sons acted as pall bearers.


Hahn, Mrs. Frances
Frances Louise Huxtable, daughter of James and Elizabeth Parkin Huxtable, was born in Tazewll county, Illinois, Aug. 29, 1857 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Trimble, south of Roberts, Sunday, Dec. 16, 1923 aged 66 years 3 months and 17 days.
When a child she came to Ford county Illinois and lived on a farm five miles northwest of Roberts. Here she grew to womanhood and here she was married to Conrad Hahn March 15, 1876, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Woolsoncroft.
Mr. and Mrs. Hahn lived on a farm in Livingston county, 4 ½ miles from Roberts, for twenty-eight years. In the year 1903 they moved to Momence, which has since been her home. Her husband died in 1916, since which time her oldest son has lived with her.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist church of Momence and was faithful in her attendance until failing health prevented. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to any good cause and was a true friend to those in need.
The deceased leaves to mourn her death, six sons and five daughters. One son and daughter died in infancy. Those surviving are William Hahn, Mrs. Nellie Mansburger, Roy Hahn and Mrs. Clyde Rainer of Momence; Mrs. Jessie Honesburg of Grant Park; Mrs. Mabel Trimble of Roberts; James Hahn of Melvin; Richard Hahn of Chatsworth; Boyd Hahn of Mt. Pulaski; Mrs. Ellen Keene of Chicago Heights and Leonard Hahn of Sciota; and four brothers. Thomas Huxtable of Gibson City; William Huxtable of Los Angeles, Calif.; Richard Huxtable of Lady Smith, Wis, and Arthur Huxtable of Roberts. She also leaves 31 grandchildren.
The funeral services were held at Momence Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock.

HAHN, GOTTLIEB - Paxton Record, November 1916
Roberts Citizen Struck by Fast Train on Friday
Roberts: Gottlieb Hahn of this place was struck by the fast north-bound passenger train on the Illinois Central RR Friday afternoon at the "south" crossing near his home, and he died as the result of his injuries on Saturday afternoon, 11-11-1916. Mr. Hahn was on his way home from town and crossed the tracks just in front of the engine, but one of the rods hit him and he as thrown with great force against a switch lever at the side of the track. Gottlieb Hahn was born in Altbire, Germany, 9-27-1827, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Amelia Barnett, 11-11-1916, aged 89 years, 1 month and 15 days. His parents passed away when he was very young, he being the last survivor of a family of six children. He made his home with his sisters in the fatherland till the age of 20. In 1847 he came to the US locating first in Hennepin, Putnam County, Il. In 1850 he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Schmidt Warner, widow of George Warner. By a former marriage Mrs. Hahn had five children, only two of whom survive, Mrs. Mary Woolsoncrost of Roberts and Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of Hartford, SD. Unto the deceased and his wife were also born five children, two of whom survive, William and Mrs. Amelia Barnett of Roberts, Il., three having preceded him in death - two dying in infancy, Anna C., 8-31-1852, and Edward R., 4-4-1865. Conrad passed away 10-31-1916. After his marriage he and his bride moved to a log house near Hennepin, Ill., its dimensions being 14x16 feet, where he lived for several years. He purchased a farm of 160 acres in Livingston County on which he lived for 13 years. He then retired and moved to Roberts, where he spent his declining years. Here his wife died 1-28-1911. Mr. Hahn was baptized in the Lutheran faith, but on coming to Roberts he united with the Congregational Church. After the death of his wife he made his home with his children in Roberts. Mr. Hahn had voted with the Republican party since becoming a naturalized American citizen, having cast his vote on Tuesday preceding his death. Funeral services were held Monday at the Congregational Church, Rev. W.B. Milne of Clifton officiating, assisted by Rev. D.G. DuBois of the M.E. Church. Interment in Lyman Cemetery.


HAHN, LENA MARY JANE BROWN SCHAFER - Paxton Record, December 1925
Roberts: Mrs. William Hahn, 63, died at her home here on Sunday after an illness of over a year with cancer. She is survived by the husband and one son, Elmer of California. Mr. and Mrs. William Hahn were married 47 years Christmas Day. All their lives have been spent in this community. Before moving to Roberts, they resided on a farm near here. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Mrs. Ferris in charge; burial occurred in Roberts Cemetery. The deceased was a good Christian woman who was loved by all who knew her and her death will be a great shock to her relatives and many friends. For several days preceding her death, Mrs. Hahn was in an unconscious state which relieved her of the intense suffering which she has been forced to bear for many weeks.


HAHN, WILLIAM - Paxton Record, January 1942
Roberts: William Hahn, honored and respected pioneer resident of the Roberts community, passed away at his home on Monday, 1-5-1942, following an illness of the past several weeks which resulted from injuries that he sustained in a fall from a step ladder. The deceased, son of Gottlieb and Elizabeth Hahn, was born in Hennepin, 10-12-1855. He moved to a farm near Roberts at the age of 12. He was married on Christmas Day, 1876, to Mary Brown, who preceded him in death 16 years ago. They were parents of three sons. One son, Elmer, San Diego, Ca. survives. August 1928 he was again married to Mattie Martin, who survives. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Congregational Church with the Rev. Ernest Akin officiating; burial will be in Lyman Cemetery. Mr. Hahn was a man of splendid qualities, honest, industrious and considerate of the rights of others.


Hanson, Mrs. Andrew
Mrs. Andrew Hanson committed suicide at her home in Sibley last Friday night by swallowing a quantity of carbolic acid. The deed was the result of a fit of despondency. Mr. and Mrs. Hanson had only been residents of Sibley about a month. Before they moved to Sibley they had spent a few weeks in Gibson, and a good portion of the winter in Paxton.
They came to Paxton from Arkansas, where they had lived five years. They had moved to Arkansas from Chicago on account of Mr. Hanson's failing health, and Mrs. Hanson had never reconciled to the change to the lonely hill country of that state.
Since their return to Illinois Mr. Hanson's health had again begun to fail and he was in danger of becoming crippled up with rheumatism. His condition worried him, and he talked of returning to Arkansas, and consented to leave his wife with relatives in the north if she so desired. She stated that she would rather die than return to the south, but Mr. Hanson did not think she was speaking seriously. She brooded continually over the situation. She had purchased the poison nearly a week before she took it.
On the night of the tragedy Mr. Hanson was sleeping upstairs and Mrs. Hanson slept downstairs. The husband came downstairs at about 4 o'clock in the morning and found his wife unconscious and in convulsions. An empty labeled vial on the floor told the whole sad story. Death followed very soon after the discovery. A coroner's jury rendered a verdict that she had come to her death by her own hand.
The funeral was held at the home on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Carl Wild, pastor of the Sibley M.E. Church. Besides the husband, Mrs. Hanson is survived by two sons; Ralph, who works on a farm near Paxton; and Harry an operator at Dallas, Texas. She was 46 years of age and had been married 26 years.
5-14-1909-date on newspaper

HANSON, HANS - Paxton Record Feb 1920
Hans Hanson, respected citizen of Dix Twp., departed this life on Sunday morning at the Norwegian-American Hospital, where two weeks before he had undergone an operation. Mr. Hanson had been ailing for nearly three years and an operation was resorted to as a last means of prolonging his life. At the time of his death he was 77 years of age. Besides the wife he leaves four sons and two daughters. His sons are Henry and Martin, of Eagle Grove, Ia.; Lant of Nebraska, and Thomas of Elliott. At the time of his death his daughter, Mrs. Thorsen, and his sons, Thomas and Lant were at his bedside. Funeral services were conducted yesterday at the home and at the Pontoppidan Lutheran Church of which the deceased was a faithful member, Rev. H.A. Gaardsmoe officiated.


Hardies, Otto F.
Otto F. Hardies, 85, died Tuesday, 4-6-1965 at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating; burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
He married Freidericka Wilhelmina Minnie Stroh on
7-2-1903 at Bloomington; she died 2-5-1953. There were three daughters: Louise E. Hardies Stiger, Margaretha Hulda Hardies, and Helen Hardies Retter.

Harding, Fred
C. Fredrick "Fred" Harding, age 77 of Roodhouse and formerly of Gibson City died Friday, November 11, 1994 at his home.
He was born October 17, 1917 in Rome, Indiana a son of Cecil, Clyde and Nellie Jane Mitchell Harding. He married Margaret Brethorst on December 28, 1938 in Clover Port, Kentucky.
He is survived by one daughter, Beverly Conover of Gibson City; two brothers John "Pete" of Horseshoe, Arkansas and Robert of Broomfield, Colorado; one sister, Marianna Brethorst of Clinton; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Homer and Benny Harding, and an infant sister, Nora Jane Harding.
Mr. Harding was a farmer and a carpenter and a member of the local labor union. He was a member of the Gibson City American Lutheran Church.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse with burial at Fernwood Cemetery. Visitation was held two hours before the services.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Hardy, Mildred
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Mildred MacDonald Hardy, San Diego. California. Mrs. Hardy was a resident of Gibson City before moving to California many years ago. She was 77 years old.
Funeral services were held at the Park Boulevard Methodist Church, Jan. 14 with burial at Greenwood Mausoleum in San Diego.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph MacDonald, Alamogordo, N.M., and Charles MacDonald, 1335 Midway Drive, Alpine, California; two brothers, Herbert Seidell, Union City, California, and Harry Seidell, North Branch, Minn. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Harm, Minnie E.
Minnie E. Harm, 89, Minneapolis, formerly of Gibson City, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 1964 at Maranatha Conservative Baptist Home, near Minneapolis.
Her funeral was at 3 p.m. Saturday at Albin Funeral Chapel, Minneapolis with burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City.
Mrs. Harm was born Oct. 4, 1895 in Ford County, a daughter of John and Margaret Swatsley Koehler. She married Edward W. Harm in 1916 in Sibley. He died in June 1958.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris Adkins, Minneapolis; two sisters, Ethel Haack, Sibley and Edith Peters of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Harm was a counselor for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
She was a member of Colony Part Baptist, Minneapolis.
Memorials may be made to the church.
12-191-1984- date on newspaper

Harms, Ed
Edward Harms, 64, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Gibson City, died Sunday at Minneapolis. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m.
He was born at Gibson City in September of 1893, a son of Fred and Anna Suntken Harms. He moved to Lansing, Ill., in 1946 and to Minneapolis in 1955. He married Minnie Koehler, Feb. 10, 1916.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, three grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a brother, Alfred Harms, Gibson City.
6-19-1958- date on newspaper

HARPER, VIRGIL - Gibson Courier Thursday 9-29-1949
Virgil Harper, 26, died last Wednesday in the St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, of polio. He had been a patient since Monday and was placed in an iron lung Tuesday. He was Gibson City's second polio fatality this year. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Lamb Funeral Home, Rev. R.M. Luedde officiated; burial was in Gibson City Cemetery. ............He attended the public schools here and married Verona Anderson in 1943. He operated a butcher shop in the A & P Store. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. John Newby; his wife; two children, Stephen Roger and Jonna Lynn, and a brother, Vernon, Jr. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a deacon in the Christian Church.

Hartford, William
b.
s/o Dr. W.I. and Florence Vittetoe Hartford
children: John Hartford, Jill and Dawn Hartford
siblings: James Hartford, Blaine Hartford, Marie Nussbaum,
Lucille Kennedy, and Florence Johnson
d. 6-15-1980, Sunrise Nursing Home in Mendota, Il., age 72

HASKINS, BERTHA HASKINS - Gibson Courier Thursday 7-17-1947
Mrs. Bertha Haskins, 61, a former resident of Gibson City, died Monday at
St. Mary's Hospital, Quincy, after an illness of four weeks. She had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Maude Lewis, in Quincy when she was taken ill. Mrs. Haskins made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Pollard of Mt. Auburn. The body was brought to the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, where funeral services were held Wednesday, the Rev. A.H. Flagge officiating; burial was in Gibson City Cemetery. She was born 4-13-1886 at Kinder Hook, a daughter of Nelson and Mary Bolten Haskins. Surviving are one son, Raymond of Decatur; one daughter, Mrs. Pollard; one sister, Mrs. Lewis; six grandchildren.

HASKINS, DIANE L. MOSS
Diane L. Haskins, 31, of Paxton, died Thursday 12-18-1974 at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, after an illness of two years. Services were Monday at
Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Eugene Howe officiating; burial was in Glen Cemetery. She was born 1-8-1943 at Paxton, a daughter of Lyle Glenn and Pauline Hill Moss. She married Russell M. Haskins 5-2-1959 at Danforth. Surviving are her husband; five daughters, Dora, Jill, Roxanne, Jody and Penney, all at home; her mother, Paxton; two sisters, Josephine Atkins and Phyllis Adkins, both of Paxton; one brother, Gerald Moss, Paxton. She was preceded in death by her father, a brother and a daughter, Tina Marie.

HAYES, ANNA EHMEN
Anna Hays, 85 of Melvin died Saturday 5-26-1990 at Palm Wood Health Care Center in Piper City. Her funeral will be Wednesday at Lamb-Young Funeral Home in Roberts, with the Rev. Donald Kumpf officiating; burial will be in Melvin Cemetery. She was born 9-19-1904 in Melvin, a daughter of Albert and Tida Oelrichs Ehmen. She married Robert Hays in February 1941; he died in 1976. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. A nurse, Mrs. Hays was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Melvin. She was a life-long resident of Melvin where she worked for many years in Bill Holmes' Grocery Store. She also managed a restaurant on Main Street for several years.

Head, Mrs. Sarah
Mrs. Sarah T. Head, 82, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Malone.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Lamb funeral home with the Rev. Phillip R. Coen officiating. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 12, 1860, at Nekini, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Thomas. Her husband preceded her in death. She came to Gibson City eleven days prior to her death from Los Angeles, California where she had lived for thirty years, to make her home with her sister here.
Surviving is her sister Mrs. Malone, Gibson City.
5-20-1943- date on newspaper

Heberlein, Mrs. Elise
Mrs. Elise Heberlein, sister of Mrs. Lena Reitz of Melvin, passed away, Thursday May 11, 1939 after being a patient at a hospital for two weeks.
The remains arrived Monday at Paxton and were taken to the Lamb Funeral Home at Gibson, from which place services were held on Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Heberlein had visited in Melvin several times and had made the acquaintance of a number of our people.
Elise Margaret Borchers Heberlein was born August 26, 1861 at Heide, Holstein, Germany, the daughter of Hinrich and Dorothea Borchers; in infancy she was baptized and after careful instruction in Christian doctrine confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of her birthplace.
In 1878 at the age of 19 years she went to her married brother, August Borchers in Hamburg and there met Ferdinand Heberlein to whom she was married May 1, 1880.
Three years later the young husband emigrated to the United States and settled at Anchor, Illinois and the wife followed a year later.
After a time they bought a nice home near Garber, Illinois, and on May 1, 1905, surrounded by a host of friends, they had the pleasure of celebrating their silver wedding anniversary.
Our departed sister was troubled a great deal with rheumatism so that in 1905, on the advice of their doctor, the couple sought out a more wholesome climate and found it in the state of Idaho, and there in the neighborhood of American Falls, they set up a handsome farm.
In 1916 she was bereft of her husband who lost his life in an automobile accident. His mortal remains lie at rest in the Lutheran cemetery at Anchor where rest also the bodies of two of their children; their first child died at the age of about six months and is buried in Germany.
In 1904 the couple adopted a boy of twelve years from the children's home in New York who married in 1915 and now lives in Pendleton, Oregon.
Mrs. Heberlein was in the hospital for two weeks; she finally succumbed to pneumonia and fell asleep in Jesus on last Thursday May 11, 1939 at 8 o'clock in the evening. She had reached the age of 77 years, 8 months and 15 days.
Our sister was a member of the American Lutheran Church at American Falls. A lover of the Lord Jesus, she was faithful to her baptismal and confirmation vows and one of the first to help in every laudable undertaking of the congregation. A service for her was conducted in her home church before the body was sent east.
She leaves to mourn her departure; a brother, Frederick Borchers in Remsburg, Germany; a sister, Johanna Hinrich in Heide, Germany; a sister, Mrs. Lena Reitz of Melvin, Illinois; and a son with wife and two children, John Heberlein of Pendleton, Oregon, who brought the body east. And as a matter of course, there is a host of friends who keenly……


Heckens, Henry
Henry Heckens, 66, died Monday 10-20-1947 at the Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Howard VanDyke officiating; burial was made in the Gibson Cemetery. He was born 5-4-1881 in McLean County, son of J.C. and Mary Heckens. He married Miss Elsie B. Stolz at Peoria, 10-28-1920. He is survived by his wife and two brothers, John and Otto. He was manager of the Farmers Grain Elevator of Guthrie from 1927 - 1930 and from 1930 - 1946 he managed the Farmers Elevator at Gibson City. He retired in 1946 because of his health.

HEDGES, NORA F. HASKINS
Gibson City Courier, Thursday 5-1-1941
Mrs. Nora F. Hedges, 67, died at her home at 415 N. Sangamon Ave. in Gibson City Friday. She had been bedfast six weeks. The funeral was held at the
Lamb Funeral Home in this city Sunday, the Rev. Phillip R. Coen officiating; burial was in Willow Brook Cemetery at Fisher. She was born 4-29-1873 in Plainville, Ill., the daughter of Nelson and Mary Haskins. She was married to Ruffus L. Hedges in 1894 at Quincy. They lived in Fisher and Rankin, moving to Gibson City in 1926. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Hester Applegate of Kankakee; a son, Clark, of Hoopeston. She was preceded in death by a daughter.

Henry, George Robert
b. 6-14-1927, Sibley, Il.
s/o Bradley J. and Florence K. Franks Henry
m. Jacqueline Brucker
Susanne Henry Moake
Warren Henry
John Henry
siblings:
Frank Henry
Barre Henry
Muriel Henry Lage
One sister, deceased
d. 4-21-1992, home in Sibley, Il.
buried: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Il.


HILL, MRS. S.H. - Gibson City Courier, Thursday 7-17-1947
Mrs. S.H. Hill, of Paxton, sister of Mrs. Anna Helmick of Bloomington, died Tuesday 7-9-1947 in the Paxton Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday in the Brown Funeral Home; burial was in Glenn Cemetery. Mrs. Hill is survived by her husband, two daughters, three sons, and three sisters.

Hinrichs, Mrs. Anna
Mrs. Anna Hinrichs, 91, Sibley's oldest resident, died at her home at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27. She had been in poor health for some time. She was taken to Lamb's Funeral Home, Gibson City, where funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Pastor William Volkmann of St. John's Lutheran church, Sibley, was in charge of the service and burial was at Gibson City Cemetery.
She was born in Germany, Nov. 21, 1865, a daughter of John and Anna Cramer Hinrichs. She came to Sibley 70 years ago. She was married to Harm Hinrichs in 1882 in Germany.
Surviving are three sons, Otto and John, Sibley, Arnold, Tacoma, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Ella Brucker, Sibley; Mrs. Elizabeth Oltman, San Marion, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Brotherton, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband Harm, three daughters and a son preceded her in death.
Mrs. Joe Oltman of San Marino, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Brotherton of Sierra Vista, Ariz., arrived Saturday at Sibley to attend the funeral of their mother Mrs. Anna Hinrichs.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyer and family of McHenry spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer and family.
Mrs. Clara Fowler and two children of Chicago spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roesch. The children remained for a weeks visit.
Walter Shives of Glasco, KY., called on friends in Sibley Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Boundy and daughter Kristy Ann of Oceana, VA., arrived Saturday to spend several days with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Stein and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boundy of Melvin.
Henry Brandt and daughter Norma Jean, Anchor; Mrs. Viola Brookstra, Elgin; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. John Brandt, Mrs. Wm. Stroh, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johannsen and daughter Kay spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brandt of Strawn. Films were sent to the William Brandts by his niece, Mrs. Grandy Anvil, formerly Lilly Brandt of Orando, Washington of their apple orchard and packing house and of their family. Films were shown by Kenneth Johannsen.
1-3-1957-date on newspaper

Hinrichs, John H.
John H. Hinrichs, 80, Sibley, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 1975 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. He was a retired farmer.
His funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley, with the Rev. Carl Richardson officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Masonic rites were accorded at Lamb Funeral Home Tuesday evening by Sibley Lodge 761, of which he was a 50 year member.
Pallbearers, nephews of Mr. Hinrichs, were Wayne Brucker, Duane Brucker, Charles Brucker Jr., Delmar Brucker, James Brucker and LaVern Brucker.
Mr. Hinrichs was born Jan. 10, 1895, near Sibley, a son of Harm and Anna Hinrichs Hinrichs. He married Alice Brucker Dec. 25, 1916 in Sibley.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Marian J. Hinrichs, Springfield; a son Jon D. , Bloomington; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Oltmons, Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Margaret Brotherton, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother Arnold, Las Angeles, Cal.
A son, two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
He was a lifetime Sibley resident, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Sibley Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge.
1-16-1975-date on newspaper

Hofmeister, Bernadine Swanson of Freeport
b. 10-3-1906, Gibson City, Il
d/o John and Hilda Pearson Swanson
1924 graduate of Gibson City High School
m. Emerson H. Hofmeister, 8-14-1937, Chicago, Il.
d. 11-18-1996, Freeport Memorial Hospital.
buried: Oakland Cemetery, Freeport.

Holstein, Meta Sophia
Meta Sophia Holstein, known to her friends as Myrtle, was born June 24, 1890, in Heeslingen, Germany. She came to America with her parents in August 1891. Soon after her birth she was baptized in the Lutheran faith. In her youth she was instructed in this faith and after the completion of her instruction made confession of her faith and vowed fidelity to her Lord at the confirmation altar. She continued steadfastly in this faith unto the end. She grew to womanhood near Colfax, Ill., and moved to Sibley in 1918. She was a faithful member of St. Johns Lutheran Church at Sibley. Friday night, November 29, she was suddenly taken ill. After an examination of her condition an operation seemed to be the only hope. After preparing herself by prayer and Holy Communion she submitted to an operation Saturday night, November 30th. Her recovery seemed certain the first week. But the Lord had decreed otherwise, and she departed this life Tuesday morning at the age of 39 years, 5 months, and 16 days.
She leaves to mourn her death, her aged mother, one sister, Mrs. Fred Frickie, of Anchor; four brothers, John of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Jacob, Henry and Martin, of Sibley. Also a host of friends who highly esteemed her.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Sibley, the services being in charge of Rev. E. Grozs. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
12-19-1929-date on newspaper

Hool, Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Chas. Hool, well known resident of Gibson City, died at her home here on Tuesday forenoon, Mar. 18. Arrangements have been made for burial at Essex, Ill. Brief services will be held at the home at 7:30 o'clock to-morrow (Friday) morning, and the remains will be taken to the 3:00 o'clock northbound Wabash train for Essex, where the funeral services will be held in the Methodist church, in charge of Rev. J. L. Settles, pastor of the M. E. church of this city, at 10:30 a.m.
Emma Elizabeth Eversole was born March 7, 1857, at Essex, Ill., and departed this life on March 18, 1919, aged 63 years and 11 days. She was united in marriage to Chas. Hool on Sept. 18, 1877, and lived in or near Essex until the year 1891, when they moved to Gibson City, which has since been their home.
There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hool eight children, five daughters and three sons. Two of the daughters died in 1892. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. W. C. Preston of Gibson City; Mrs. J. E. Phares of Bloomington; Floyd V. Hool of Cornell, Ill.; Wade W. Hool, now with the Army of Occupation, stationed at Ettle Bruck, Luxembourg; Mrs. Homer Joy of Streator, Ill.; and Harold H. Hool, with the U.S. Army in France.
Besides her children she leaves to mourn her loss her husband, her aged mother, five sisters, two brothers and thirteen grandchildren, besides a host of loyal and loving friends. Mrs. Hool united with the Methodist church early in life, and was an earnest Christian to the hour of her departure into that blessed land in which there will be no more pain or sorrow.
GIBSON CITY COURIER
March 20, 1919

Hool, Mrs. Harold
Mrs. Harold Hool died at Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Friday morning, June 15. Funeral services were held last Sunday at Benton Harbor, and the body was brought to Gibson City for burial, arriving Monday noon. Short services were held at the grave by Rev. A.H. Flagge, pastor of the local Methodist church.
Edna Day Hool was born in Wasburn, Wisconsin, March 29, 1903. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oren Day now of Benton Harbor. She was one of a family of five children, a brother, Earl preceding her in death. Those remaining are Cecil, Clair and Velma. She spent most of her girlhood days at Saybrook, Ill., later living in Gibson City, where she attended the grade and high school.
She was united in marriage to Harold H. Hool of Gibson City, Ill., at Kankakee, Ill., August 9, 1920. To this union on child was born, Eugene Francis Hool. She is survived by her husband and six year-old son.
Mrs. Hool was baptized in the Christian church of Gibson City at the age of twelve years, and was a follower of that faith until her death. She belonged to no lodge organizations, as she was a woman who believed her duty was to her home and to her child, and she lived up to that belief.
A few years ago the family moved from Gibson City to Benton Harbor, Mich., where she passed away at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 1928, after a short illness in which peritonitis developed. Her age was 25 years, 2 months and 16 days.
GIBSON CITY COURIER
Thursday June 21, 1928

Hool, Wade William
Wade William Hool was born February 27, 1892 in Gibson City, son of Charles and Emma Hool and died at 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 5, at Hines Hospital; at Maywood. He had been a patient at the hospital since March. He spent all his life in Gibson City except the last fifteen years, which was spent in Tipton, Indiana.
He joined the army in 1917. He was in Co. F., then Headquarters Co., 129th Infantry, 33rd Division; for two years. One year overseas in World War I. Before and after the war he played ball with several clubs and basketball with one of the earlier Yours Truly teams.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Vesta Preston and Mrs. Lula Phares, Gibson City, Mrs. Marie Joy, Streator, and by two brothers, Floyd, Streator and Harold, Gibson City.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hool Streator; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Joy Streator; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Baker Streator; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richards Streator; Mrs. Anita Childs Streator, and Mrs. Romana Dunn, Springfield.
GIBSON CITY COURIER
Thursday November 11, 1943

Hoover, Mrs. Laura E.
There was general sorrow in Gibson City over the death of Mrs. Laura E. Hoover, wife of Dr. W.A. Hoover, which occurred shortly after midnight last Sunday night, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hoover had been a resident of this city for about 40 years, and was actively identified with the religious and social interests of the community until failing health required her to abandon her activities.
Mrs. Hoover was a charter member of the Woman's Club, one of the city's oldest cultural clubs, a charter member of the Illinois chapter of the Daughters of American Colonists of Bloomington, and a member of the Letitia Green Stevenson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Bloomington. She was also a member of the Stonewall Jackson chapter of the Daughter of the Confederacy of Chicago.
Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Presbyterian church and one of its most active supporters, being prominently identified with its home and foreign missionary societies. She was a woman of culture and refinement, well versed in classic and current literature. She had traveled extensively in America, and spent one year in Germany, during which her daughter Sibyl attended school there.
A few years ago she accompanied her husband to China, where they spent about a year, Dr. Hoover serving as dentist in the University of Nanking. During this time she studied the mission fields of China. Mrs. Hoover was an active Red Cross working in this city during the period of the world war.
Laura Etta Hoover, daughter of George E. and Sarah Paulsel Howver, was born at Singers Glen, Va., on August 28, 1867, and died on March 26, 1928, aged 60 years, 4 months and 28 days.
She was united in marriage to Dr. W.A. Hoover at Mansfield, Ill., August 29, 1888. To this union one daughter was born.
She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Gibson City and a faithful worker in the Woman's Missionary. (page is folded or cut, so part is missing here) one daughter, Mrs. Sibyl H. Middleton; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Josephine H. Pullen, and three grandchildren. Also by her mother, one sister, Mrs. Nell Howver Pixton, and two brothers, Harry L. Howver and Marshall L. Howver.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home on E. Ninth Street in charge of Rev. G.J. Schillserstrom, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the local cemetery.

HOY, SAMUEL FRANK
Gibson City Courier - Thursday, 2-15-1945
Samuel Hoy, 56, died at his home here Monday. He had been ill a year with a heart ailment. Mr. Hoy was born 6-26-1888, at Westbaden, Kansas, son of William and Anna Hoy. On 9-29-1919 he married Delpha McBride at Bloomington and lived at Cropsey, Strawn and St. Louis before moving to Gibson City in 1938. He was employed by the Gibson Canning Company here. Surviving are the widow; three brothers, George and Charles of Gibson City, and Ray of Bloomington; two sisters; Mrs. Maude Smith and Mrs. Bessie Wolfe, Gibson City. Mr. Hoy was an overseas veteran of WW 1. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home; Rev. R.M. Luedde officiated; burial was in Gibson City Cemetery.

HUDSON, FRANK J. Gibson Courier 6-15-1978
Frank J. Hudson, 68, of Gibson City, died Thursday, 6-8-1978, in the Fairbury Hospital, a short time after being admitted; he became ill while driving near Fairbury.


HUNT, WILLIAM J. - Gibson Courier, Thursday, 7-29-1920
Wm J. Hunt, son of Cornelius and Ann Hunt, was born near Magnolia, 1-31-1841, and died at his home in this city 7-14-1920, aged 79 years, 6 months and 15 days. When the great Civil War broke out he proved his patriotism by trying to enlist. He tried three times before he was successful, but he was then assigned to Company H., 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He served his country faithfully for nearly two years, during which time he was in many battles, two of most prominent being Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. He was wounded at one time, and only recently the writer heard him say that had he been able to rest and been given proper treatment at that time, he would have been a better man; but he was forced to go on, which he did. He was also taken prisoner on one occasion but was parolled and came home for a short time, but returned to his command. He was finally discharged for disability. He was a brave soldier and his record was such that he was justly proud. He was married 12-25-1864, to Miss Mary E. Vanhorn, and to them two children were born: Mrs. Anna White, who passed away in 1892; and J.C. Hunt of this city. He leaves to mourn his departure his devoted wife, his son, two grandchildren, Verne and Blanche Hunt, one brother, Philip Hunt of Paxton and a host of friends. The funeral services were held at his late residence Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. D.G. DuBois, of Roberts assisted by Rev. W.L. Barnes of this city.


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