FORD COUNTY, Illinois OBITS

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

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Arnold L. Mcroberts

Barbara E. Maulding

Alfred B. Morfey

Orville (Les) Mcclain

Frances I. Donner Mcmahon

Henry J. Mohart

Margot Marshall

Mamie Pearl Maxey

James H. Mccarthy

W. Charlotte Mcclure

Thomas S. Mccormick

Adelle Ray Mccreary

 Betty A. Griebenow Mcdevitt

Marion C. Merkle

William Samuel Middleton

Wilma B. Miller

Joseph Mooney

 

Mattie (Nance) Mooney

Paul S. Mooney

Francis A. Mooney

Walter Mooney

Agnes Marie Mooney

Martin A. Mooney

Guy Moore

Lillie Bell (Epley) Moore

Rev. Charles W. Moore

Velma F. Moore

Marjorie J Morlock

Mary L. (Cross) Morris

William J. Morris

Ida A. (Blissard) Morris

Julia C. (Witter) Morris

Cecil A. Mott

Leonard D. Mott

Everett A. Mott

Earl A.J. Mott

Harry W. Mott

Mamie Rockwood Mottier

Janice Ellen (Stevenson) Motto

Virginia Lee (Acree) Mouser

Bessie Mae Moxley

William C. Munson

Earl Murdock

Ethel M. (Hanson) Murry

Reva V. (Edmonds) Mcguire

Robert O. Mcmahon

Frank A. Mcmahon

Recil Mcmurry

Mary E. (Curtis) Mcmurry

James R. Mcmurry

Warner S. Mcmurry

Dolores Alma (Stiegman) Mcmurry

Henry W. Mcpherson

Maude (Audas) Mcpherson

Mildred Elizabeth Mcquiggin

Robert Frank Mcquiggin

Irene (Arnold) Medler

Guy K. Medler

Marilyn M. Metz

Raeann Marie Meyer

Lucille (Ekbom) Mildner

William J. Miller

Sadie (Pence) Miller

John Miller

Alice Ileene (Huxtable) Miller

Ruth M. (Harris) Miller

Mattie (Graham) Miller

Gertrude Miller

Melissa Lue Ora Mills

Walter Mills

Harry M. Miner

Rochelle Miner

Barbara J. Miner

 Tersa McCann

 

 

 


McROBERTS, ARNOLD L. - Funeral services for Arnold L. McRoberts, 78, Paxton, will be at 11 a.m. thursday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. John Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Decatur. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. McRoberts died at 6:50 a.m. Sunday 12-15-2002 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. He had been in failing health for two years. He was born 10-4-1924 in Decatur, a son of Edward N. and Mable M. Cooper McRoberts. He married Matilda E. Bishop 6-7-1946 at Decatur, she survives. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MAULDING, BARBARA E. - 78, a life-long Paxton resident, passed away Wednesday 1-1-2003 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. John Davenport officiating. Burial was in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Visitation was Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Maulding was born 5-9-1924 in rural Paxton, the daughter of S.T. and Laura E. Pennington Adkins. She married Chalon D. Maulding 8-25-1944 in Austin, Texas. He survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Sheila (Don) Quinter, Flower Mound, Texas, Sandra (Dana) Sauer, Paxton, and Sharon Maulding Hale, Rantoul; five grandsons, three great-granddaughters, two brothers, Elijah (Babe) Adkins, Catlin, and John Adkins, Costa Rica; and two sisters, Josephine Skonberg, Paxton and Rebecca Mabry, Gibson City. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister. Mrs. Maulding graduated from Paxton High School in 1942, and had taken several business classes. She was employed for a number of years and retired from Dix Mutual, Paxton. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ, a member of the woman's council of the church and the Moffett Club. She loved to travel, fly with her husband and enjoyed gardening and canning. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ or a charity of the donor's choice. [January 8, 2003 Paxton Record/Times, Submitted by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MORFEY, ALFRED B. "BUD" - 86, of Gibson City died at 4 a.m. Thursday 1-9-2003 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Randall Robinson officiated. Burial was in Mansfield Cemetery, rural Mansfield. Visitation was 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Morfey was born 7-22-1916 at Champaign County, a son of Carl M. and Mollie B. (Heavins) Morfey. He married Mabel Webb and she died April 1941. He later married Betty Martin of Monticello. He then married Evelyn Sarver Mullvain of White Heath. On 10-16-1971 he married Loretta M. Nelson in Melvin. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Harold "Arp" (Gloria) Morfey of Mansfield, Roger Morfey of Mahomet, Mark Morfey of Colorado and Thomas Morfey of Sommerset, Ky; one stepson, Elmer Woodward of Gibson City; one stepdaughter, Judy Woodward of St. Louis; two daughters, Carolyn and Connie Morfey of Illinois; 13 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four stepgreatgrandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Myers of Bloomington and Velma Greer of Champaign; and one brother, Rex Morfey of Mahomet. He was preceded in death by one son, Jay and one brother Russ. Mr. Morfey worked at Central Soya in Gibson City from 1969 to his retirement in 1981. He was an avid racing fan; he drove stock cars in the 1950's. Memorials may be made to The Shriner Hospital or to the Morfey family. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

McCLAIN, ORVILLE (LES) - 79, a former Paxton resident. b. 3-7-1923 in rural Paxton s/o William and Blanche Withrow McClain m. wife survives d. Wednesday 10-9-2002 at home in Seminole, Fla. bur:

McMAHON, FRANCES I. DONNER - 91, of Gibson City, died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday 11-6-2002 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Rebecca Zelensky and the Rev. D. Edward Taylor officiated. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. McMahon was born 7-3-1911 at Gibson City, the daughter of Edward and Margaret Kile Donner. She married Robert O. McMahon 6-6-1936 at Gibson City; he preceded her in death 8-29-2001. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. Surviving are one son, Larry L. McMahon of Quincy; two sisters, Verna Farris and Velma Taylor, both of Gibson City; and one brother Oren Donner of Carlinville. Mrs. McMahon was a member of First Christian Church of Gibson City and the Women's Christian Fellowship of the church. She was also a member of Gibson City Women's Club. Mrs. McMahon was a secretary at First National Bank in Gibson City for many years. [Paxton Record/Times, 11-13-2002, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MOHART, HENRY J. (JUNIOR) - 75, of Gibson City died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday 9-18-2002 at his home. His funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dave Pavesic officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Mr. Mohart was born 7-28-1927, at Nauvoo, a son of Henry J. and Sarah D. Rahn Mohart. He married Elizabeth "Bette" F. Mitze on 10-26-1952, at Warsaw. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mitzi L. (Don) Eisenhardt, Anna, Ohio; and Sara B. (Jerry) Mieczkowski, Normal; three grandchildren, Heather, Cameron and Corey Eisenhardt of Anna, Ohio; one brother Lloyd Mohart, Nauvoo; and two sisters, Betty Biggart, Springfield; and Leona Hagen, Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Mr. Mohart lived and farmed in Gibson City since 1953. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church. He also belonged to the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568; Gibson City; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 15014; the Elliott AMVETS Post 276; and the McLean Voiture 40 & 8. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Memorials may be made to Elliott AMVETS 276 or American Lutheran Church.....Funeral services for HENRY JUNIOR MOHART, who died 9-18-2002 were Saturday morning at American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dave Pavesic officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Honorary pallbearers were Ramon Rankin, Jack Welborne, Richard Gregerson and Don Nelson. Active pallbearers were David Leffler, Steve Mitze, Jon Mitze, Jerry Biggart, Neil Marshall and Doug Marshall. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MARSHALL, Margot - The memorial service of MARGOT MARIE FOSTER MARSHALL, 48, of Paxton, will be at 5 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, Paxton. The Rev. Emil Blobaum will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
She died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday 9-10-1998 at her home.
Mrs. Marshall was born 6-28-1950 at Paxton, the daughter of Ray Everett and Irene Lambert Foster. She married Kevin Leroy Marshall on 2-6-1971 at Paxton. He survives. Other survivors include her mother, Irene Foster Browner, Paxton; one daughter, Heather Lee Marshall, Paxton; one son, Shawn (Kerry) Marshall, Okinawa, Japan; and three brothers; Stephen (Dianne) Foster, Thomas (Debbie) Foster and James Foster, all of Paxton. Her father preceded her in death. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MAXEY, MAMIE PEARL - 77, of 118 W. Market St. died yesterday 9-9-1985 at her home. She was taken to Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

McCARTHY, JAMES H. - age 62, of Champaign, formerly of Gibson City, died at 12:05 a.m. 1-18-1997 at Covenant Medical Center, in Urbana. Memorial services were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, January 20 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Jane Ferguson officiating.
Mr. McCarthy was born 8-25-1934 at Pittsfield, a son of John Francis and Edith Baines (Jones) McCarthy. He married Jenilee Strom on 8-18-1856 at Rantoul.
Survivors include his wife, Jenilee McCarthy of Champaign; two daughters, Terry Happ of Urbana and Chris Millan of Bethpage, NY; five grandchildren; one brother, Richard McCarthy of Dixon and one sister, Patricia Parker of Denver Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Mr. McCarthy resided in Gibson City from 1961 - 1990. During this time he was a basketball coach, social studies teacher and assistant football coach until 1971, when he became principal at Gibson City Junior High School for 1971 and 1972. He then became principal of Gibson City High School, retiring in 1990. He was a graduate of Millikin University and the University of Il. An Army veteran serving in Germany from 1957 - 1959, Mr. McCarthy was also a basketball coach and teacher at Beason before coming to Gibson City. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

McCLURE, W. CHARLOTTE (PRESTON) - 88, of Paxton, formerly of Gibson City, died at 4:45 a.m. yesterday 8-1-1992 at the Knights Templar Nursing Home, Paxton. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Wally Krech officiating. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born 3-8-1904, at Gibson City, a daughter of William C. and Vesta L. Hool Preston. Survivors include a son, Herbert C. McClure, Bloomington; a daughter, Patricia Sauer, Paxton; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Gibson City, and the Drummer Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

McCORMICK, THOMAS S. - 34, of St. Paul Minn., formerly of Gibson City, died Friday 7-18-1997 at his residence. He had been ill, suffering from schizophrenia. No foul play is suspected.
A memoral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Funks Grove Chapel in Shirley, Il. the Rev. Philip Queen officiating. Mueller Lake Mortuary in White Bear Lake, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Helen and Steve McCormick, 12 Canterbury Court, Bloomington. He was preceded in death by one sister; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. McCormick; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Jefferson.
Mr. McCormick was born 12-22-1962, in Gibson City. He had resided in St. Paul, Minn. for many years. He attended Gibson City schools and graduated from Gibson City High School. He also attended Lakeland College in Wisconsin and Lincoln College in Lincoln. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

McCREARY, ADELLE RAY - 20, of Loda died early Saturday morning in a single-car accident on U.S. 45 south of Loda. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, with the Rev. Karl Kessler officiating. Burial will be at the Melvin Cemetery, Melvin.
Adelle was born 12-8-1964, at Gibson City, the daughter of Jerry R. and Nancy S. Conover McCreary. Surviving are her parents, Jerry McCreary of Loda and Nancy Thompson of rural Paxton; one sister, Audrey Boehme of Loda; one brother, Jerry R. "Buddy" McCreary II of Loda; a stepbrother, Aaron Thompson of rural Paxton; and maternal grandmother, Lula M. Conover of Gibson City.
Ms. McCreary graduated from Buckley-Loda High School in 1983. She was employed at Larry's Place at Loda. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

McDEVITT, BETTY A. GRIEBENOW - 80, formerly of Buckley. Funeral Services were at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Niles. Burial will be Thursday at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda. Visitation was 3 - 9 p.m. Tuesday at Skaja Terrce Funeral Home, Niles. Mrs. McDevitt was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. McDevitt. She is survived by two sons, Randall (Susan) Mueller and Coby Mueller; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one godchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. [**typists note: her date of death is not listed...information was in Wednesday 12-11-2002 Paxton Record, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MERKLE, Marion C. - 100, of Paxton, died at 10:24 a.m. Saturday 12-28-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, with the Rev. Edgar L. Peters officiating. Burial was in the Askhum Cemetery, Askhum, Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Merkle was born 6-11-1902, in rural Askhum, a son of John W. and A. Bessie Cope Merkle. He married Rose J. Conrad 6-17-1924. She died 7-1-1965. He married Lorene W. Cain 7-16-1966. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Marvin (Bonnie) Merkle of Gilman and Leroy (Jackie) Merkle of Hawesville, Ky.; three daughters, Joyce (Ardell) Schamburg and Janice Mitchell, both of Paxton, and Shirley Scarboro of Gilbert, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren; one great-great-stepgrandson; and one sister, Mildred Potratz of Kankakee. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, one brother, twin sisters, one grandson, two great-grandsons and two step-greatgrandchildren. Mr. Merkle attended country schools in Iroquois County and farmed in Iroquois County for a number of years. He was a butcher at the Grab-It-Here, Bob & Hatties Market and Rose's Market, all of Paxton, and during WWII he worked in the ammunition plant in Wilmington. He and his wife moved to Ark., where they lived for 28 years, moving back to Paxton in 1997. His hobby was building windmills. Memorials may be made to a chrity of the donor's choice. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


MIDDLETON, WILLIAM SAMUEL - age 77 of Harlingenn, TX, who had practiced law in Gibson City for five decades, first with his parents and later with his wife, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, 1-26-1992 at his home.
His funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City with military rites by Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where a Masonic service was held at 8 p.m. Pallbearers include William S. Middleton, Bill Dueringer, Emery Torrence, Doug Roesch, Ted Swanson and Maurice Copher. Mr. Middleton was born in 1914 at Jacksonville, FL a son of Oscar Ray and Sibyl H. Hoover Middleton. He married Margaret R. Reese on 6-27-1940 at South Bend, Indiana. She survives. Other survivors include one son, William R. of North Aurora; one daughter, Julia Owens of Casper, WY; one sister, Ann Aschenbrener of Cameron Park, CA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


MILLER, WILMA B. - 94, of Melvin died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday 12-4-2002 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Melvin. The Rev. Bob Einhouse officiated. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. Mrs. Miller was born 10-2-1908 in Barnhill Twp, a daughter of W.C. and Rosa J. Musgrave Vaughan. She married C. Glen Miller on 2-3-1938 at Carmi. He survives. Also surviving are seven nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Miller lived in Fairfield until 1941, when she moved to Vandalia. She resided there until 1953 when she then moved to Melvin. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church from birth to 1942. She was a member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church until she moved to Melvin, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School and held many offices in the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Melvin Women's Club and Order of the Eastern Star. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Melvin. [Paxton Record, 12-11-2002, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MILLER, WILMA B. - Funeral services for Wilma B. Miller, who died 12-4-2002 were Saturday morning at United Methodist Church, Melvin, the Rev. Bob Einhouse officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield. Pallbearers were Larry Pierson, William Arbaugh, Danny Arbaugh, Robert DeMent, John Jackson and Richard Schwarz. Church pallbearers were Eugene Swearingen, Charles Orcutt, William Arends, John Pool, Norman Siems and Emerson Busick. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MOONEY, JOSEPH (JOE) - age 67, died 6-29-2000 at his residence. Funeral services were at noon 7-1-2000 at Strang Funeral Home in Grays Lake (Ohio). Mr. Mooney was born 7-7-1932 in Gibson City a son of Edward and Mattie Nance Mooney. He married Joan Ream on 6-5-1961 in Columbus Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Mooney; one son, Edward (Connie) Mooney and one daughter, Mary Beth Schlichting; four grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Mooney and Betty Mooney, both of Gibson City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. Mr. Mooney was a former resident of Gibson City, moving away from this area upon completion of his military service. He was a veteran of the Korean War. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

MATTIE (NANCE) MOONEY- Mrs. Mattie Mooney, 71, of Gibson City died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, 12-19-1961 at Gibson City Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for nine days. Services were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Father William Kirk officiating. Burial in Drummr Twp Cemetery. The Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She was born in Sibley, Ford Co., Il. 8-26-1890 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nance. She married Edward W. Mooney in Gibson City, who preceded her in death 3-27-1950. She had lived in Gibson City for more than 40 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She is survived by four sons; Paul of Gibson City; Joe of Columbus, Ohio; Martin of Foosland and Vincent of Cleveland, Ohio. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter of Lake Bloomington, 3 sisters, Emma Hamilton of Chatsworth, Nettie Compton of Pontiac; and Ethel Kaufman of Danvers. Preceded in death by one son and one daughter. b. 8-26-1890 parents: Mr. and Mrs. William Nance m. 1-4-1921 to Edward W. Mooney in Gibson City d. 12-219-1961 Gibson City Courier 12-23-1961

PAUL S. MOONEY-Paul S. Mooney, 75, of Gibson City died at 7:20 p.m. Monday 2-171997 at Gilman Nursing Home, Gilman. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Bill Slikas officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Betty Mooney; one son, Stephen Mooney, Baltimore, MD.; one daughter, Janice Schroeder, Gibson City; one brother, Joseph Mooney, Wildwood; and five grandchildren. Also surviving is one son-in-law, Jim Schroeder,Gibson City. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was born 6-19-1921 in rural Gibson City, a son of Edward and Mattie Nance Mooney. He married Betty A. Kingren 10-31-1942 in Gibson City. Mr. Mooney farmed with his family and worked for many years with Kingren Construction. He lived in Gibson City all his life. He was a member of Carpenter's Local #63. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Gilman Nursing Home activity fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

PAUL S. MOONEY
June 19, 1921 to February 17, 1997
Services: Thursday, February 20, 1997
Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, Il.
Officiating: The Reverend Bill Slikas
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il.
Pallbearers:
Dennis Kingren
Mark Kingren
Randy Swan
Bob Swearingen
Junior Mohart
Gary Keim
(Lamb Funeral Home)
[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


FRANCIS A. MOONEY- Francis A. Mooney, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mooney of Bloomington, Il. died at Proctor 2-7-1920. Born 6-17-1886, Anchor, Il., age 33 yr 5 mo 20 da. Mr. Mooney had had the flu and pneumonia. Married 12-24-1910 to Mattie Vance of Cropsey, Il. Four children born to this union, 3 sons and a daughter. Vincent, aged 9; Walter, aged 7; Martin, aged 6 and Agnes, aged 3, who with the widow are left to mourn the loss. Funeral rites held at the Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in the local cemetery, with the Rev. John L. McMullen officiating. b. 6-17-1886 at Anchor, McLean County parents: James and Susan Cavanaugh Mooney m. 12-24-1910 to Mattie Vance of Cropsey d. 2-7-1920 at Proctor buried: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Gibson City Courier - Thursday 2-12-1920

WALTER MOONEY Funeral services for Walter Mooney of Proctor were held in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City at 11:00 last Monday morning, December 31, in charge of Father O.T. Fulton. Burial in Gibson City Cemetery. Mr. Mooney's death occured at St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, Il., at 3:50 p.m. last Sunday afternoon, following an attack of typhoid fever. It was the second death in the family from the same disease. His sister, Agnes Marie Mooney, died 12-13-1934 in St. Joseph Hospital. Walter Mooney was born near Arrowsmith, Il, his age at death being 22 yr 2 mo 12 da. He was the son of Frank and Mattie Vance Mooney. His father died in 1920, and his mother later married his father's brother, Edward W. Mooney. For a number of years the family lived at Proctor, 4 miles south of Gibson City. b. 1912 parents: Frank and Mattie Vance Mooney m. no d. 12-20-1934 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Bloomington, Il bur: Gibson City Cemetery (Gibson City Courier - 1-3-1935)

AGNES MARIE MOONEY Funeral rites for Agnes Marie Mooney, 18, of Proctor, Il were held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, 12-15-1934 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City. Father M.A. Coffey officiating. Miss Mooney passed away at 11:00 Thursday morning December 13 in St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, where she had been a patient since December 5. She had been ill with typhoid fever for several weeks. Agnes Marie Mooney was born near Arrowsmith, McLean County, Il. 12-2-1916 the daughter of Frank and Mattie Nance Mooney. Her father died in 1920 and her mother later married, Edward W. Mooney, brother of her father. The family lived at Proctor, 4 miles south of Gibson City for a number of years. She was a bright and lovable girl. She was a member of the graduating class of 1934 of Drummer Twp High School. b. 12-2-1916 parents: Frank and Mattie Nance Mooney m. no d. 12-13-1934 buried: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Gibson City Courier - 12-20-1934

MARTIN A. MOONEY- Martin A. Mooney 69, died at 1:30 a.m. yesterday at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. today at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a wake service at 7 p.m. Mr. Mooney was born 10-24-1914 in Colfax, a son of Frank and Mattie Nance Mooney. He married Hazel Anderson 12-9-1937 in Burlington, Iowa and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Judy Peterson, Gibson City and Wanda Swearingen, Elliott; three brothers, Vincent, Cleveland, Ohio; Paul, Gibson City and Joseph, Wildwood; and five grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Mooney farmed in the Foosland and Gibson City areas. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. b. 10-24-1914 d. 7-3-1984

GUY MOORE- Guy Moore, age 83 of Gibson City died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday 4-18-1992 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral was conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Christ, Gibson City with Michael J. Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 4 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Pallbearers included David Smith, Tim Smith, Roger Smith, Gary Moore, David Welborn, Mark Moseby and John Moseby. He was born 8-12-1908 at Clifty KY a son of Robert T. and Minnie Strader Moore. He married Flossie McPherson on 10-17-1928 at Elkton, KY and she survives. Other survivors include four sons, Bobby of Forrest; Ronald of Sibley; Johnny of Fairbury; and Jimmy of Melvin; three daughters, Berneta Baker of Bloomington, Indiana; Leatrice Moseby of Franklin, TN; and Martha Sue Smith of Sidney; four brothers, Ira of Lewisberg, KY; Russel of Hopkinsville, KY; Ralph of Clifty, KY; and Harold of Gibson City; five sisters, Estel McKinny of Hopkinsville, KY; Delia Welborn of Fisher; Stella Audas of Louisville, KY; Lorene Edwards of Sikeston, MO; and Zula Mae Rainwater, Sharon Grove, KY; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Moore retired from farming in 1980. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Gibson City, where he served as an elder. He was a........... (end of obit.)


LILLIE BELL (EPLEY) MOORE- Lillie Bell Moore, 79, of Gibson City died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday 5-18-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Michael J. Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Moore was born 10-22-1914 in Greenville, KY, a daughter of George and Mary McGhee Epley. She married Harold Moore 12-22-1934 in Elkton, KY and he survives. Other survivors include one sister, Della Weakman, Piper City; one brother, Buren Epley, Pontiac; two granddaughters reared in the Moore home, Pamela Foster and Melanie Crabill, both of Bloomington; and five great-grandchildren. Two sons, including an infant son, and three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Moore had spent most of her life in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

REV. CHARLES W. MOORE- The Reverend Charles W. Moore, age 86 of Gibson City died at 10:40 a.m. Friday 3-25-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex in Gibson City. His funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverends Eugene James and Phillip Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Rodney Mott, Bruce Summers, Paul Moore, Jim Gambill, Harold Medler and Matt Provin. The Reverend Moore was born 10-25-1907 at Equality, a son of Francis Marion and Cora Reeder Moore. He married Lillian Baker in July 1932. She died in July 1954. He married Velma F. Wolfe on 6-1-1958 at Decatur. She died 8-24-1990. Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Veach of Vienna; one step-son, Donald Wolfe of Winston-Salem, NC; a step-daughter, Mona Summers of Gibson City; one sister, Lucy Moore of Gibson City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. The Reverend Moore moved from Decatur to Gibson City in 1989. He was a Primitive Baptist minister for 52 years, retiring in 1989. He was an elder at the Zoar Primitive Baptist Church at Findley. He owned and operated Arbor Dell Mobile Home Park in Decatur for 40 years, retiring in 1985. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex or to Zoar Primitive Baptist Church in Findlay.

VELMA F. (TALBERT) WOLFE, MOORE -Velma F. Moore, age 79 of Gibson City died at 7:02 a.m. Friday 8-24-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverends Eugene James and Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Pallbearers included Bruce Summers, Gary Davis, Rodney Mott, Harold Medler, Jim Gambill, and Paul Moore. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. She was born 4-23-1911 in Wayne County, a daughter of Silas and Bertha Shreve Talbert. She married John Leslie Wolfe on 8-30-1929 in Mount Vernon. He died in January 1944. She then married Charles W. Moore on 6-1-1958 in Decatur and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Donald Wolfe of Winstson-Salem, NC; one daughter, Mona Summers of Gibson City; one step-daughter, Beverly Veach of Vienna; six grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Talbert of Lincoln and Wesley Talbert of Wayne City; four sisters, Ruby Woolever and Opal Johnson, both of Wayne City; Eva Woolever, Cisne and Nola Griffith of Mattoon. Mrs. Moore had been a resident of Gibson City since May 1989. She had lived in Decatur for 34 years prior to that time. She was a member of Wayne City Baptist Church and a former member of Wayne County Eastern Star. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital.

MARJORIE (THOMAS) MORLOCK- Marjorie J. Morlock, age 89 of Gibson City, died at 7 a.m.Tuesday 2-22-2000 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Randall Robinson and the Reverend Al Schneck officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the funeral home. Active pallbearers were Jack Royal, Steve Harper, Steve Bell, Ron Knapp, Doug Roesch, and Don Jensen. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Richard Morlock, Jack Morlock, and Doug Knapp. Mrs. Morlock was born 10-8-1910 at Gibson City, a daughter of Guy and Lula Jeane Briggs Thomas. She married Gordon L. Morlock on 12-24-1945 at Springfield. He died 2-29-1980. Survivors include two step-sons, Jack Morlock of Princeville and Richard Morlock of Glen Ellyn; one step-daughter, Arlene Gassen of Rotonda West, Fl; ten step-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Thomas of Gibson City; and two nieces Pamela Bell of Bradley and Kathleen Thomas of Champaign. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother and two grandchildren. A former resident of Danbury, WI, Peoria and West Lake, Ohio, Mrs. Morlock was a resident of Gibson City. She was a secretary for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Area Hospital Building Fund.

MARY L. (CROSS) MORRIS- Mary Louise Morris, 65, of Gibson City died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday 1-29-1998 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. B.E. Koonce officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital. Mrs. Morris was born 12-19-1932 at Sesser, a daughter of John T. and Opal M. Shaw Cross. She married Robert Wallace Morris 11-22-1958 at Champaign and he survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Linda VerVoorn, Chicago; and Chrysta Reeder, Sibley; one son, Al Morris, Champaign; five brothers, Robert Cross, Kansas City, Mo.; Delbert Cross, Bethany; Howard Eugene Cross, Decatur; Wayne Cross, Peoria; and Charles Cross, Ridgeway; one sister, Ruth Stewart, Benton; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother. Mrs. Morris lived most of her life in the Gibson City and Elliott areas.

WILLIAM J. MORRIS -William John Morris, 75, died at his home on South Church Street at 5:30 this morning, 2-13-1936. He had been in failing health for some time, but his passing was very sudden, resulting from anemia and heart trouble. Mr. Morris was one of the community's early pioneers, having lived here since he was 9 years old. He was born 4-11-1860 on a farm near Blue Mound. He came to this neighborhood with his parents in 1869, living on a farm in Champaign County, a mile south of Old South Union M.P. Church, for many years. He was married to Miss Ida Blisssard on 1-27-1875, who preceded him in death on 10-23-1934. Mr. and Mrs. Morris moved to Gibson City 1-27-1919, their wedding anniversasry. They were early members of the South Union Church, transferring their membership to the United Brethren Church when they moved to this city. Mr. Morris is survived by two sons, Weldon, of Hoopeston Il.; and Clarence of Gibson City, with whom he made his home.

IDA A. (BLISSARD) MORRIS -Mrs. William J. Morris, pioneer resident of Gibson City, died suddenly from an acute heart attack at 9 o'clock on Tuesday evening, 10-23-1934, aged 71 years, 5 months and 26 days. While her health had not been robust in recent years, Mrs. Morris was not ill until she was stricken Tuesday evening. She had attended to her regular work on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at the United Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. The services will be in charge of Rev. B. Lee Towsley, of Decatur, former pastor here; who will be assisted by the local pastor, Rev. Clifford Stabler. Interment will be made in the Gibson Cemetery. Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband; two sons, Weldon, of Chicago and Clarence of Gibson City; one brother, Jay Blissard, of Normal; and one sister, Mrs. Irvin Knapp of Ark.

JULIA C. (WITTER) MORRIS Julia C. Morris, 88, of Gibson City, died at 3:45 a.m. yesterday at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Robert A. Hoover officiating. Burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was born 9-4-1899, at Aden, a daughter of George and Louisa Jenkins Witter. She married George Wallace Morris on 6-22-1918 at Aden. He died 11-23-1978. Survivors include three sons, Bernell, Berryville, Ark.; Wayne, Fairfield; and Robert, Gibson City; a sister, Dorothy Rawls, Orlando, Fl.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Mrs. Morris lived in Gibson City for 45 years. Memorials may be made to the Living Word Church, Roberts. b. 9-4-1899 d. 6-18-1988

CECIL A. "JAKE" MOTT Funeral services are pending at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City for Cecil A. "Jake" Mott, 56, of Gibson City, who died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday (3-10-1971) at St. John's Mercy Hospital Burn Center, Creve Coeur, MO., after suffering burns over 90 percent of his body following an auto accident Monday night. The accident occured just east of the former "Dead Man's" Curve on Illinois 9 near Elliott at about 9 p.m. Mott's car hit a bridge abutment, tore in half and exploded into flames. According to authorities, he was thrown from the automobile, his clothes in flames. Mr. Mott was born 10-2-1914 near Anchor, a son of Cecil A., Sr., and Augusta Brading Mott. He married Juanita Love. Later, he married Evelyn Strange and she survives. Also surviving are 4 sons, Cecil, III; Jerald; Nelson D.; and Rodney; a daughter, Joyce; five brothers, Willard, Colfax; Earl, Leonard, Virgil, all of Gibson City; and Ollie of AZ; one sister, Voda Osborne, Mansfield; and his father. He was preceded in death by an infant son, a sister and one brother.


LEONARD D. "PETE" MOTT Leonard D. "Pete" Mott, 59, Gibson City died at 1:35 a.m. Monday 2-4-1980 at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, with Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Mr. Mott was born 1-29-1921 in Anchor, Twp., a son of Cecil, Sr. and Augusta Brading Mott. Surviving are two brothers, Earl, Gibson City; and Ollie, of Baton Rouge, La; a sister, Voda Osborne, of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. His parents, a sister, and four brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Mott was a life-long resident of Gibson City area. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

EVERETT A. MOTT Everett A. Mott, 48, of Gibson City was pronounced dead on arrival at Gibson Community Hospital at 4:45 a.m. Saturday (1970). R.L. Hayslette, Ford County Coroner determined in an inquiry that death resulted from natural causes. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Monday. Mr. Mott was born 2-13-1922, at Anchor, a son of Cecil, Sr. and Augusta Brading Mott. He was married to Pauline Lange 7-29-1946 in Chicago. He spent most of his life in the Gibson City area. He was a self-employed contractor. He leaves his widow, daughters, Karen Medler, Gibson City; and Sharon, at home; and sons, Roger, at home, and Pvt. David Mott, Ft. Campbell, KY in the Army. Mr. Mott also leaves a granddaughter, his father of Gibson City; brothers, Earl, Cecil A., Virgil and Leonard, all of Gibson City; Willard, Colfax; and Ollie, Crown Point, Ind., and a sister, Voda Osborne, Mansfield. His mother and one sister preceded him in death.


EARL A.J. MOTT Earl A.J. Mott, 77, a Gibson City resident for 44 years, died at 7:05 a.m. yesterday (11-4-1988) at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Church. Mr. Mott was born 7-20-1911, at Cropsey, a son of Cecil and Augusta Brading Mott. He married Hilda M. Hensen on 1-31-1936 at Anchor and she survives. Other survivors include, one son, Donald, Champaign; two daughters, Delores Turner, Paxton; and Donna Imhoff, Butler, Wis.; one brother, Ollie, Tucson, AZ; one sister, Voda Osborne, Mansfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Mott was employed at Central Soya Co., Inc. Gibson City for 20 years, retiring in 1964. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church, to which memorials may be made.


HARRY W. MOTT Harry W. Mott, 85, Gibson City, died at 10 a.m. Saturday (9-24-1977) at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Dr. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Mott was born 5-23-1892, in Indiana, a son of Asa and Eva Stucker Mott. He married Margaret Hurn. She died. He then married Mary Epley 7-3-1965 at Paxton. She died in 1974. Surviving are four sisters, Myrtle Sinkhorn; Linda Bell, Gibson City; Hattie Kerber, Nancy, KY.; and Florence Smith, New Albany, Ind.; two brothers, Cecil Mott, Monticello; and John Mott, Gibson City, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Lillie Moore, Gibson City and Delthia McCarty, Roberts, and a step-son, Buren Epley, Effingham. Mr. Mott was a resident of Gibson City most of his life and was a member of the Community Christian Church.

MAMIE ROCKWOOD MOTTIER Mrs. Mamie Rockwood Mottier, 79, died Tuesday evening (November 1945) in a hospital in Madison, Wis. She was injured in an auto accident about a week ago. The body will reach the Lamb Funeral Home Thursday. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. A.M. Willey officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. Mottier was born 1-25-1866. She moved to Gibson City with her family when she was a small girl. She was married to Walter F. Mottier, who died in 1938. They moved to Texas about 30 years ago. For the past several years she had made her home with her son in Madison. Two sons, and two daughters survive, John A., Madison; Walter, Pierce, TX.; Julia Frank, Juneau, Alaska; Parthenia Waugh, Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

JANICE ELLEN (STEVENSON) MOTTO Janice Ellen Motto, 46, Bloomington, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday 5-7-1996 in BroMenn Regional Medical Center emergency room following a brief illness. Her funeral will be at noon Thursday at the First Christian Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Gail E. Bell, the Rev. Herbert L. Knudsen and the Rev. Randy O'Brien officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today at Metzler - Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include her husband, Anthony M. Motto; a daughter, Valerie Motto, at home; a son, Jason Motto, at home; two brothers, Byron Stevenson, Mahomet, and Francis Stevenson, Melvin; and her maternal grandmother, Elsie Fawver, Gibson City. She was born 11-2-1949 at Champaign, a daughter of Elmer G. and Laura Ellen Fawver Stevenson. She married Anthony M. Motto 12-23-1977 at Sarasota, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents.

VIRGINIA LEE (ACREE) MOUSER The funeral of Virginia Lee Mouser, 71, of Gibson City will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and for one hour before the service Sunday at the church. She died at 1:25 a.m. Thursday 10-14-1999 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Gibson City. Mrs. Mouser was born 8-4-1928 at McAlester, OK, a daughter of Mose and Lula Blair Acree. She married Joseph Mouser 9-24-1949 at Gibson City and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Joseph Michael (Tara) Mouser, Gibson City; and two sisters, Christine Boma, Piper City and LaVonne Martin, Normal. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Desiree Mouser and Valerie Mouser, both of Gibson City. Her parents, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Mouser was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City and the American Legion Auxiliary, Piper City.

BESSIE MAE (MITCHELL) MOXLEY Bessie Mae Moxley, age 87, a resident of Heartland Health Care in Paxton, formerly of Gibson City, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday 9-6-1999 at the Health Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Moxley was born 5-19-1912 at Fisher, a daughter of Ralph G. and Mary M. Hinton Mitchell. She married Dale W. Moxley on 6-5-1945 at Crawfordsville, Indiana. He died 7-2-1980. Survivors include two sons, Richard D. Moxley of Gibson City and Terry Lee Moxley of Vista, CA; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and two grandsons. A member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City, Mrs. Moxley was also a member of the Gibson City Senior Citizens Club. Memorials may be made to her church.

WILLIAM C. MUNSON William C. Munson, 75, a resident of Gibson City for 50 years and former owner-operator of a motor company, died at 2:15 a.m. yesterday 9-11-1985 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Munson was born 2-4-1911 near Randolph, a son of George and Florence Bishop Munson. He married Ethel Woodburn in 1940 in Gibson City. She died 5-28-1979. Survivors include one son, Donald, Normal; one brother, Everett, Kewanee; one sister, Dora Munson, Greenwood, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Munson was owner-operator of Bill Munson Motors in Gibson City from 1959 - 1969. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital.

EARL MURDOCK Earl Murdock, age 83 of Monticello, Indiana, formerly of Gibson City died at 12:45 p.m. Monday 5-1-1989 at Home Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. after an extended illness. He was a former restaurant owner. His funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller -Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, Indiana. Graveside rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Murdock was born 10-27-1905 in Gibson City, a son of Otis and Fannie Williams Murdock. He married Maxine Wells 3-13-1941. She died 3-28-1979. Survivors include a son, Thomas Earl, Burke, Va; and three granddaughters. Mr. Murdock had lived in Monticello, Indiana since 1949 moving there from Gibson City. He owned and operated restaurants in Watseka, Gibson City and from 1949 - 1967 in Monticello, Indiana.

ETHEL M. (HANSON) MURRY Mrs. Ethel M. Murry, 70, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday (6-21-1965) in Gibson Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for two days. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. R.M. Luedde officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson City Cemetery. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born 9-30-1894 at Gibson City, a daughter of Hank K. and Anna Marie Peterson Hanson. She was married to Welby C. Murry, 3-20-1923 at Paxton. He died in 1953. Surviving are three daughters, LaVonne Berkler and Marilyn Zander, both of Gibson City, and Helen Redding, Fisher; a niece, Dorothy Watts, Gibson City, whom Mrs. Murry raised; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Murry was a member of the Community Christian Church. She was a lifelong resident of Gibson City.

REVA V. (EDMONDS) McGUIRE Reba V. McGuire, 70, of rural Gibson City, a retired dietitian, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 3-26-1986 at Maryvale Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. McGuire was born 3-30-1915 at Harpster, a daughter of James and Margaret Cannoy Edmonds. She married Max R. McGuire 9-19-1941 at Sidney, Neb. and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Dan, Gibson City; and Phil, Moapa, NV; two daughters, Peggy Summers, Crafton, MD and Sally Deichman, Gibson City; one brother, Earl Edmonds, Bayles Lake, Loda; two sisters, Nellie Swaney and Margie Scholl, both of Phoenix, AZ; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Four brothers, three sisters and one grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. McGuire was a resident of the Gibson City areas most of her life and retired in 1984 after 25 years as assistant dietitian at Gibson Community Hospital. She was a member of the Community Christian Church, Gibson City.

ROBERT O. McMAHON Robert O. McMahon, age 88 of Gibson City died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday 8-29-2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. September 1 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. September 1 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Dale Riblet, Dennis Farris, Harold Stimmel, Jeff Zelensky, Dennis Higgins and Noel Hutchcraft. Mr. McMahon was born 5-1-1913 at Fairbury a son of Frank and Mae Millan McMahon. He married Frances I. Donner on 6-6-1936 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Frances I. McMahon of Gibson City; one son, Larry L. McMahon of Quincy and one sister, Elsie Snead of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by one brother. Mr. McMahon was employed by Central Soya for 38 years. He retired in 1978 as purchasing agent. A member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, he was a member of the Men's Group at the church. Memorials can be made to the Gibson City Telecare or to the First Christian Church Men's Group.

FRANK A. McMAHON Frank A. McMahon, 86, a retired feed store dealer, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday at Gibson Community Hospital where he had been a patient for four weeks. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, with the Reverend R.M. Luedde officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. He was born 1-29-1876, near Melvin, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hunt McMahon. He married May Milne, 10-7-1906 in Fairbury. She died 4-16-1962. Mr. McMahon lived in Fairbury prior to moving to Gibson City in 1921. He at one time served on the Drummer Twp school board. Surviving are two sons, Robert, Gibson City; Richard, Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Elsie Rae Snead, Gibson City; a sister, Gladys Baltz, Fairbury; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

RECIL McMURRY Recil McMurry, 81, of Gibson City, a former employee of Central Soya, Inc. died at 10:52 a.m. yesterday 2-27-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Revs. Dick Cates and Randall K. Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. McMurry was born 1-23-1909 in Foosland, a son of Joseph and Myrtie Arens McMurry. He married Mary E. Curtis 11-14-1937 in Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are one brother, Warner McMurry, Gibson City; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by one son and one sister. Mr. McMurry was a life-long resident of the Gibson City area. He was employed for 33 years by Central Soya, Co., Inc., Gibson City, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

MARY E. (CURTIS) McMURRY Mary E. McMurry, age 76 of Gibson City died at her home at approximately 9:24 a.m. Tuesday 1-1-1991. Her funeral was conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Reverend Barbara Escarraz officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Gary Coit, Jerry Lynch, Kenny Sams, Robert Peeken, Bruce Kallal and John Hickman. She was born 2-26-1914 in Loda, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Curtis. She married Recil McMurry on 11-14-1937 in Gibson City. He preceded her in death on 2-27-1990. Surviving are one brother, Edward "Bud" Curtis of Mesa, AZ and two grandsons, James R. McMurry, Jr. and Michael L. McMurry, both of Gibson City. One son and two sisters preceded her in death. She had been a resident of Gibson City since 1937 and was a member of The First Christian Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.

JAMES R. McMURRY James R. McMurry, 43, of RR 2, Gibson City, died at 9:22 a.m. yesterday 3-8-1987 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, after an apparent heart attack. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Carl Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. He was born 1-20-1944 in Paxton, a son of Recil and Mary Curtis McMurry. He married Dianna Hickman on 4-16-1971 in Clinton and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, James R. and Michael, both at home; and his parents, Gibson City. Mr. McMurry was a 1962 graduate of Gibson Community High School. He was a life-time area resident. An Army veteran, Mr. McMurry was employed by Cargill, Inc. in Gibson City since its opening in October 1968. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

WARNER S. McMURRY Warner S. McMurry, 79, of Gibson City, died at 8:16 a.m. yesterday 1-11-1993 at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. He was born 2-27-1913 at Foosland, the son of Joseph P. and Myrtie Arens McMurry. He married Delores Steigman 6-27-1936 at Roberts. She died 10-16-1987. Survivors include one son, Stan McMurry, of Lake Zurich; one daughter, Sherri Kelting, Mundelein; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. McMurry was a resident of the Gibson City area most of his life. He owned the Gibson Tire and Battery Store for 25 years. He also was employed at M & W Gear Co, Gibson City, for 15 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City. He was a former member of the Gibson City Lion's Club, Gibson City Chamber of Commerce and the Gibson City School Board. Memorials may be made to his church or to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

DOLORES ALMA (STIEGMAN) McMURRY The funeral of Delores/Dolores Alma McMurry, 70, of Gibson City will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Revs. Randall Perry and Carl Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 tonight at the funeral home. She died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, 10-16-1987 at her home in Gibson City. She was born 1-13-1917 in Roberts, a daughter of Otto and Anna Bleich Stiegman. She married W.S. McMurry on 6-27-1936 in Roberts and he survives. Also surviving ar a son, Stan, Lake Zurich; a daughter, Sherri Kelting, Carmel, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. McMurry was a Gibson City resident for 46 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Drummer Chapter of the OES and the Senior Women's Club. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

HENRY W. McPHERSON Henry W. McPherson, 68, of Graymont, a retired steel company employee was dead at 1:30 p.m. Sunday 9-30-1984 at home. Death was due to a gunshot wound, and a gun was found nearby, said Keith VonQualen, Livingston County coroner. No foul play is suspected. Mr. McPherson's funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy Funeral Home, Pontiac, the Rev. Timothy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mr. McPherson was born 11-1-1915 in Dunmor, KY, a son of Roy B. and Margaret Sumner McPherson. He married Maude Audas 7-8-1934 at Russellville, KY and she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Remona Fuss, Pontiac; three sisters, Sue Krumrei, Big Bend, Wis.; Marjorie Bailey, Louisville, Ky.; and Ruthie Heltsley, Dunmor, Ky.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. McPherson was retired from Interlake, Inc., Pontiac. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Pontiac. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Cancer Society.

MAUDE (AUDAS) McPHERSON The funeral of Maude (Audas) McPherson, 87, of Pontiac will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Graymont Baptist Church, the Rev. Mike Hillyer officiating. She will be cremated and inurnment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be for two hours prior to the service Thursday at the church. Duffy Funeral Home, Pontiac, has charge of arrangements. She died at 8:15 p.m. Monday 7-22-1996 at Pontiac Haven. Memorials may be made to Graymond Baptist Church. Mrs. McPherson was born 1-20-1909 in Dunmore, KY., to Isaac S. and Ethel Baugh Audas. She married Henry McPherson 7-8-1934 in Russellville, Ky. He died 9-30-1984. b. 1-20-1909 d. 7-22-1996

MILDRED ELIZABETH (McLEAN) McQUIGGIN Mildred E. McQuiggin, age 89 of Gibson City died at 2:30 p.m. Monday 8-13-2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Private funeral services will be held. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibs0n City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. McQuiggin was born 9-1-1911 at St. Ignace, MI a daughter of Samuel and Naomi Isabella Cornbough McLean. She married Robert Frank McQuiggin on 2-14-1938 at Bloomington. He died 4-23-1992. Survivors include two daughters, Nina Sue (John P.) Moore of Urbana and Patricia E. (Fred E.) Otton of Urbana; three granddaughters, Janet E. Guynn of Cissna Park, Malinda Jane Byrne of Philo and Nancy Sue Roberts of Urbana; two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. McQuiggin retired from Gibson Community Hospital where she worked as a transcriptionist in medical records. Prior to that she managed the Hobby Center in downtown Gibson City. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City, Mrs. McQuiggin was a recent recipient of an RSVP Award for her continued volunteer work and was a member of the Prairie Village Chorale in Rantoul. Mrs. McQuiggin belonged to the Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered as a Pink Lady. She was a member of the Gibson Community Woman's Club, Pleasant Hour Club. Home Bureau, Booster Club and the PTA. Mrs. McQuiggin was active in the Stephen Ministry at her church and served as a Sunday school teacher until she was in her 70's. Memorials can be made to her church.

ROBERT FRANK McQUIGGIN Robert Frank McQuiggin, age 82 of Gibson City, a retired farmer and nursing home employee, died at 9:53 p.m. Thursday 4-23-1992 at his home. His funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Phillip Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Honorary pallbearers were Duncan McClure, Bob McMahon, John Summers and Jack Nagle. Active pallbearers were Larry McMahon, Steve Harper, Jim Nagle, Ron Warfield, Gene Roth and Dick Coay. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. McQuiggin was born 8-11-1909 at Ishpeming, Michigan, a son of John and Elizabeth Jane Gilmore McQuiggin. He married Mildred Elizabeth McLean on 2-14-1938 in Bloomington and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Nina Sue Moore of Champaign and Patricia Otten of Urbana; three granddaughters and one great-grandson. Seven brothers preceded him in death. Mr. McQuiggin moved to the Gibson City area in 1936 and farmed west of Gibson City for the next 37 years. After retiring from farming, he was employed by Gibson Manor, Gibson City, for the next seven years. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.

IRENE (ARNOLD) MEDLER Irene Medler, age 82 of Gibson City, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday 8-28-2001 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. August 30 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummr Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. August 29 at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Hill, Robert Bell, Leonard Davis and Robert Hollis. Active pallbearers included Harold Medler, Jr., Scott Reynolds, Brad Medler, Brian Huckstep, Jason Hobbs and Mark Doran. Mrs. Medler was born 5-16-1919 at Mershons, KY a daughter of George Sam and Mary Etta Peters Arnold. She married Guy K. Medler on 6-8-1940 at Kahoka, MO. He died 7-24-1979. Survivors include three sons, Harold (Jalene) Medler of Gibson City, Kenneth (Karen) Medler of Rantoul and Sam Medler of Rantoul; one daughter, Patsy Reynolds of Piper City; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Mrs. Medler was associated with the First Christian Church in Gibson City. She was a resident of Gibson City since 1945. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City.

GUY K, MEDLER Guy K. Medler, 62, Gibson City died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday 7-24-1979 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese, of an apparent heart attack. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Paris, Vernon Hill, Gene Everett, Al Koon, George Kuntz and Charles Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Hank May, Darrell Chase, Louis Fullenkamp, Virgil Brown and Joe Head. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Medler ws born 8-18-1916 at Fairfield, a son of Brose and Mable Coulson Medler. He married Irene Arnold on 6-8-1940 at Kohaka, Mo. and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Patsy Reynolds, Piper City; three sons, Harold, Gibson City; and Kenneth and Sam, both of Rantoul; his father, Fairfield; two brothers, Donald, Shawnee, Okla.; and Richard, Assumption; three sisters, Geraldine Clotfelter, West Salem; Madeline Worley, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Doris Beasley, Odessa, TX.; and seven grandchildren. His mother and one sister preceded him in death. A resident of Gibson City the last 33 years, Mr. Medler was a retired employee of the Ford County Highway Dept. Before that, he farmed near Downs, LeRoy and Heyworth. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Heart Association.

MARILYN M. (PETERSON) METZ Marilyn M. Metz, age 52, a resident of Gibson City and an elementary school teacher, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday 3-17-1991 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Pallbearers were Dike Eddleman, Dick Moody, Terry Eckhardt, Jim McCarthy, Gene Everett and Larry Fawver. She was born 8-21-1938 in Princeton, a daughter of Herman and Pearl Swanson Peterson. She married Ronald L. Metz on 6-25-1960 in Princeton and he survivves. Also surviving are two sons, Daniel Lee of Mt. Prospect and William B. of St. Petersburg, Fl.; one daughter, Tamara Metz of Mt. Prospect and one brother, Jerome of Lynwood. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City and was a graduate of Illinois State University. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, her church or the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

RAEANN MARIE MEYER RaeAnn Marie Meyer, 37, of Champaign, formerly of Gibson City, died at 6:37 p.m. Friday 11-15-1996 after she was hit by a car on Springfield Avenue near her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Gary Grogan officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 3 - 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a vigil service at 6 p.m. Miss Meyer was born 2-22-1959 at Gibson City, a daughter of James and Anita Magana Meyer. She is survived by her parents, of Gibson City; two daughters, Nina Meyer and Angel Meyer, both of Danville; one brother, James Meyer of Tustin Ranch, Calif.; and one sister, Elise Marren of Chicago. Miss Meyer received her associate's degree from Parkland College. She was a member of the Urbana Assembly of God. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, the Cerebral Palsy Association or an organization of the donor's choice.

LUCILLE (EKBOM) MILDNER Lucille E. Mildner, 83, of Paxton died at 4:15 p.m. Friday 1-10-1992 at the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ford - Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Emil Blobaum officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. Mildner was born 10-28-1908 in Dix Twp, a daughter of Ed and Sena Gregerson Ekbom. She married Everett F. Mildner on 6-19-1948 at Chicago. He died 8-16-1984. Survivors include three cousins, Richard L. Gergerson and Francis Farmer, both of Gibson City, and Kathryn Miller of Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. Mrs. Mildner spent her early years in rural Elliott and Paxton. She graduated from Paxton Community High School. She and her husband lived in Chicago for many years. Mrs. Mildner moved back to Paxton in July 1985. At one time, Mrs. Mildner had been employed by Central Illinois Public Service Co. of Paxton and the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. She was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago. Memorial contrubtions may be made to the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton, where Mrs. Mildner had been a resident since 10-28-1988.

WILLIAM J. MILLER William J. Miller, a resident of Gibson City for a quarter of a century, died on Sunday, 5-31-1936 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Gilbert, in Colfax, Il. where he had been staying for several months. His age was 62 years. Funeral services were held in Lamb's Chapel in Gibson City Tuesday in charge of Rev. Clifford Stabler. Burial in Gibson City Cemetery. William J. Miller, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller was born near Mound Jackson, VA. in 1874. In 1901 he was united in marriage to Miss Sadie Pence, who preceded him in death in 1925. To this union were born the following children: Tom Miller of Aurora, Colo.; John Miller of Idaho; Edward Miller of Peoria, Il.; Effie Miller and Margaret Miller of Bloomington, Il.; Fred Miller and Bob Miller of Normal, Il.; Mrs. George Gilbert, Colfax, Il.; Harold Miller and Frank Miller of Gibson City. Four children deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved from Virginia to Gibson City in 1910. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and Moose Lodge. Gibson Courier - 6-4-1936

SADIE (PENCE) MILLER Mrs. William J. Miller died at her home on Tuesday 11-10-1925 after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock last Thursday morning November 12 at the Christian Church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Herbert G. Hurell. Mrs. Sadie Pence Miller was born 4-17-1884, her age at death being 41 yrs 6 mo 24 da. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in her girlhood. She was married to William J. Miller, March 1901, and the couple had lived a number of years in Gibson City. 14 children were born to them, of whom 10 survive. The youngest being born 10 days before the death of the mother. Gibson City Courier - 11-17-1925

JOHN MILLER John Miller, age 75 of Gibson City died at 10:28 p.m. Friday 4-23-1993 at BroMenn Lifecare Center in Bloomington. His funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Scott Miller, Jim Miller, David Miller, Darrell Nunamaker, Mike Mathias, Ken Stolz and John Lamb. He ws born 4-3-1918 in Gibson City a son of William J. and Sadie Pence Miller. Survivors include three brothers, Robert Miller of Normal; Donald Crone of Peoria; and Harold Miller of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters. Mr. Miller was a life-long resident of Gibson City. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corpos. He worked for Miller's Standard Service Station for 30 years and at the Delco Service Station retiring in 1983. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ALICE ILEENE (HUXTABLE) MILLER Alice Ileene Miller, age 82 of Gibson City died at 3:45 p.m. Friday 10-7-1994 in Covenant Medical Center in Champaign. Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox and the Reverend Wally Krech officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Darrell Nunamaker, Kenny Stoltz, Mike Stoltz, Jerry Lynch, Jim Miller and Kim Miller. She was born 12-25-1911 in Gibson City a daughter of Rollie R. and Hettie Speers Huxtable. She married Frank Miller on 4-30-1932 in Paxton. He died 10-13-1962. Surviving are a grandson whom she raised, Scott Miller of Thorntown, Indiana; two granddaughters whom she raised, Jodi Miller of Rochester, Indiana and Shannon Miller of Cadiz, KY; three great-granddaughters, two sisters, Lillian Fellers of Geneva, Indiana; and Doretta Johnson of Gibson City; and two brothers, Delmar Huxtable of Gibson City and Montel Huxtable of Decatur. A son preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller was a lifelong Gibson City resident. She was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Community Hospital.

RUTH M. (HARRIS) MILLER Ruth M. Miller, 87, of Paxton who with her husband was superintendent of the Ford County Nursing Home for 13 years, died there at 9:20 a.m. yesterday 8-20-1985. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Brown - Miller Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Paul Walles officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Miller was born 1-26-1898 at Carthage, a daughter of Riley and Florence Loundry Harris. She married Charles E. Miller on 12-16-1914 at Keokuk, Iowa. He died 8-1-1965. Survivors include four sons, Charles and Louis, both of Gibson City; Leo of Champaign; and Owen of Paxton; three daughters, Josephine Storm, Decatur; Ann Clark, Champaign; and Helen Anderson, Paxton; a brother, Lester Harris, Peoria; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller, who formerly lived in Elliott and Bloomington, was a member of the Elliott United Methodist Church and was church pianist for many years. She also was one of the original members of the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MATTIE (GRAHAM) MILLER The funeral of Mattie Miller, 81, of Gibson City will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Miller died at 1 p.m. Thursday 9-8-1988 at her brother's home in Gibson City. She was born 6-13-1907 at Dumas, Miss., a daughter of George and Ida Bailey Graham. She married Van Miller at Corinth, Miss. He died in October 1967. Survivors include a brother, Isiah Graham, Gibson City. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Mrs. Miller, a resident of Gibson City for 21 years, was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Champaign. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

GERTRUDE CECILIA (JORDAN) MILLER Gertrude Cecilia Miller, age 90 of Chicago died at 7:30 a.m. Monday 12-17-2001 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City with the Reverends Kathleen Reichmann and David Jones officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. December 21 at the church. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibson City was in charge of the local arrangements. Mrs. Miller was born 8-7-1911 at Chicago a daughter of Harry H. and Olive Belle Jordan. She married Ralph Lewis Miller and he preceded her in death on 5-1-1970.

MELISSA LUE ORA (GREEN) MILLS Melissa Lue Ora Mills, 95, a resident of the Ford County Nursing Home at Paxton, formerly of Gibson City, died at 12:25 a.m. yesterday 9-14-1985 at the nursing home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with Dr. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. She was born on 7-17-1890 at McLeansboro, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Green. She married Ralph R. Mills on 1-12-1912 at Cropsey. He died 4-28-1954. Survivors include one son, Walter Mills, Gibson City; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by one son, one brother and three grandchildren. She was a resident of Gibson City for 45 years and a member of the United Methodist Church there. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

WALTER MILLS Walter Mills, age 80 of Gibson City died at 11:02 a.m. Monday 5-8-1989 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be conducted Wednesday (today) at 1:30 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Clarence A. Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Floyde Walker, Howard Peters, Randy Ferguson, John A. Burns, Ernest Brown and Thomas Rhodes. He was born 11-25-1908 in McLeansboro, a son of Ralph and Melissa Green Mills. He married Lela M. Hardy 7-9-1927 in Bloomington and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Richard of Portland, Oregon, and Kenneth of Gibson City; two daughters, Janice Yokley, Decatur, and June Bishop of Roberts; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, two daughters and a brother preceded him in death. Mr. Mills had lived in the Gibson City area most of his life. He was employed with Kentland Dairy of Gibson City for many years. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

HARRY M. MINER In early 1900's he ran an implement business in Gibson City. Later was in various business enterprises in North Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois. b. 7-18-1870, Burr Oaks Grove, near Sibley, Ford County, Il. parents: John M. and Julia Miner d. 9-18-1912 at Warren, Minn.

ROCHELLE JANE "JEAN" (DAVIS) HUNLEY, MINER Rochelle Jane "Jean" Miner, age 61 of Gibson City died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday 5-22-1999 at her home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation ws from 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Miner ws born 9-6-1937 at Hazelhurst, Miss. a daughter of Elson H. and Florence Davis. She married Brady Hunley, Jr. She later married Percy Miner, Jr. on 10-27-1985 at Gibson City. He died 2-6-1989. Survivors are one son, Robert Miner of Los Angeles, CA; four daughters, Sandra Connley of Champaign; Vera Caston and Bernice Miner, both of Gibson City and Cynthia Chatman of Memphis, TN; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Willie Davis of Champaign, Sam Jones of Los Angeles, CA, Mac Arthur Davis of Gibson City, Charles Davis of Champaign and Alexander Davis of Chicago; and four sisters, Alma Day of Gibson City, Molly Davis of Chicago, Ora Nell Stewart and Betty Kent, both of Champaign. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter, one brother, two sisters and one grandson. Mrs. Miner was a resident of Gibson City for 45 years and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the family or to Gibson Area Hospice.

BARBARA J. MINER The funeral of Barbara J. Miner, age 36 of Gibson City was at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was for one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Steve Tomlinson, Thomas Webb, Christopher Thompson, Earl Taylor, Roy Connley and James Harden. Miss Miner died at 2 p.m. Tuesday 6-6-1995 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born 8-21-1958 in Gibson City, a daughter of Percy and Rochelle J. Davis Miner, Jr. Surviving are her mother of Gibson City; one brother, Robert Miner of Los Angeles; and six sisters, Bernice Miner and Vera Caston, both of Gibson City; Cynthia Champman of Memphis, TN; Sandra Fondia of Champaign; Loretta Gibson of Los Angeles; and Shirley Davis of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother. Miss Miner was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

TERSA MCCANN - Died at Roberts, Ford county, Sept. 25, Tersa J., aged about 40, wife of the late W. W. McCann. [unknown newspaper, October 2, 1873 - sub. by K.T.]


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