FORD COUNTY, Illinois OBITS

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

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Jack Mcclure Nagle

Virginia A. Nelson

Melvin E. Neal

Gretchen G. Nelson

Vincent E. Nethercott

Magdalena M. Nunnink

Charlotte I. (Davis) Nelson

Jennie (Jessen) Nelson

Gesina A. Nelson

Virginia A. Nelson

Sharon L. Neathery

Austin Michael Neathery

James Benny Nettleton

Lillian J. Neuzel

Willis A. Newlin

Elmer L. Nickrent

Ina Nieswander

John A. Noble

Janet F. Noble

Helen I. Noland

 August Johann Neubauer

 Augusta Caroline Neubauer

 Minnie Pearl Neubauer

 Theodar A. Neubauer

 Claude A. Nickle

 Nels P. Nielson

 Jane M. Noland

 Dorothy B. Nelson

 Hilda Emilia Nelson

Olaf Nelson

Leland Netherton

John B. Newby

Hans R. Nelson

 

 

Cordie Raymond Ogg, Jr.

Altha Orr

Lois Mae Ostrom

Lawrence R.O'neal

Clifford E. Orr

Mary Ortlepp

Walter R. Oyer

Kevin P. Obert

Caryl June Ogg

Ray L. Oglesby

Ruth D. Oglesby

Casey Raeann Oliverio

John O. Olivero

Minnie D. (Evaline) Olivero

Pietro Oliviero

Joseph B. Oliviero

Charles Olson

 Jennie B. Ogg

Ole Olson

Jacob Bernard Olson

Christina Lynn O'neal

Margaret Ira Osborn

Percy Osborn

Theodore E. Osborn

Mrs. M. Ostertag

June Wade Overstreet

 

 

 

 


NAGLE, JACK McCLURE - 80, of Gibson City died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday 7-29-1993 at home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church Gibson City. The Rev. Laurence Sunkel will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City.
Mr. Nagle was born March 26, 1913 at Gibson City, a son of Forrest E. and Edith McClure Nagle. He married Marjorie Warfield on 6-11-1938, at Gibson City. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, James Nagle and Robert Nagle, both of Gibson City, Richard Nagle of Springfield and David Nagle of Glendale, AZ; a daughter Kay Nagle of Flagstaff, AZ, 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ann Nagle Day preceded him in death. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

NELSON, VIRGINIA A. (SUMMERS) - 57, of Gibson City, died at 1 p.m. yesterday 2-20-1985 at her home. Ford County Coroner Robert Boyce will conduct an inquiry. Death was due to natural causes. Her funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Dr. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with services by the AMVETS Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Moose following.
She was born 11-6-1927 at Gibson City, a daughter of Bruce and Grace Brown Lee Summers. She married Donald O. Nelson 12-6-1947 at Gibson City. He survives. Also surviving are a sister, Margaret Gregerson, Gibson City; and two nieces and one nephew, all of Gibson City. Her parents and one infant brother preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Naomi Circle of the Church. She was also a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary, Ladies of the Moose and the Southside Country Club. Memorials may be made to the church. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


MELVIN E. NEAL
1-20-1914 to 3-11-1980
Services: Thursday, 3-13-1980 Lamb Funeral Home
Officiating: Rev. Don Wilken
Burial: Willowbrook Cemetery
Bearers:
Elmer Oyer
Dale Eichelberger
Leland Chandler
Lyle Shepard
Lyle Cagle
Marvin Birkey
[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]


NELSON, GRETCHEN G. - age 88 of Gibson City died at 9:14 p.m. Saturday, January 15,2000 at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, 1-19-00 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Rev. Kathleen Reichmann officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City.
Pallbearers are Randy Reid, Brian Scrobel, John Thomas, Ned Young, Jeff Scrobel, Kevin Yanders, Todd Thomas and Thomas Reig.
Mrs. Nelson was born 9-27-1911 at Massena, Iowa, a daughter of Mont S. and Edith Heath Wheeler. She married John M. Nelson on 11-11-1939 at Gibson City. He died 2-16-1959. Survivors include three daughters, Debra (Thomas) Scrobel of Muskego,
Wisconsin; Bonnie (Richard) Thomas of Bement and Betty (Larry) Johnson of Gibson City; one sister, Saxon Murry of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

NETHERCOTT, VINCENT E. - 73, of Piper City, died at 6:56 a.m. Monday 12-2-2002 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Piper City, the Rev. John Balluff officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Piper City, with military rites accorded by Gibb Post No 588 of the American Legion, Piper City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, with a rosary service at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Nethercott was born 8-24-1929 at Piper City, a son of Eugene and Ella Cleary Nethercott. Surviving are two sisters, Jeanne Donnelly and Margaret Boma of Piper City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Before becoming ill, Mr. Nethercott was a farmer and drove a propane truck for Hal Gibson of Onarga. He was a graduate of Piper City High School and attended St. Joseph College in Rensselear, Ind. for two years. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church of Piper City and was an Army veteran of Korea. He was a member of the Gibb Post of the American Legion No 588 in Piper City. Memorials may be made to his church or a charity of the donor's choice. [Paxton Record/Times, 12-4-2002, Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

NUNNINK, Magdalena M. - 93, Gibson City, died at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday 12-18-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parsons, Kan. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a rosary at 8 p.m. Mrs. Nunnink was born 8-17-1909 at Geary, Okla., a daughter of Frank and Barbara Wosika Colchin. She married Joachim F. Nunnink on 5-7-1938, at Parsons, Kan. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Joachim F. "Joe" Nunnink, Jr. of Gibson City; and a sister Josephine Dwyer of Parsons. Kan. A sister and four brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Nunnink had lived in Gibson City since 1947. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church for masses in her name. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]ALTON P. NELSON Alton P. Nelson, 77, of Kankakee, and formerly of Gibson City, died at 5:48 a.m. yesterday 5-9-1986 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be for one hour before the service Monday at the funeral home. He was born 1-7-1909 at Foosland, a son of Peter and Kirsten Hanson Nelson. He is survived by one son, James Nelson, and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, three brothers and four sisters. Mr. Nelson resided in the Kankakee area for 20 years. He had been employed by Manteno State Hospital, retiring in 1974. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City.

CHARLOTTE I. (DAVIS) NELSON The funeral of Charlotte I. Nelson, 82, of Gibson City will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday 8-23-1989 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Mrs. Nelson was born 7-22-1907 in Gibson City, a daughter of George and Kathryn Jenson Davis. She married James Glenville Nelson 12-3-1937 in Kentland, Ind. He died 8-1-1953. Survivors include one son, James. W., Gibson City; one daughter, Janet Horton, Hermosa Beach, Ca.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, George W. Davis, Gibson City and Raymond Davis, Rantoul; three sisters, Margaret Trinkle, Kathryn Driedame and Delores Walker, all of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one grandson. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.

JENNIE (JESSEN) NELSON Mrs. Jennie Nelson, 68, was found dead in her home about 8 p.m. Tuesday (no date listed) by her son, Lorens, who became alarmed when she failed to answer his telephone calls. It was decided she had died early in the day. Henry Hanson, coroner, conducted an inquiry and found that death resulted from coronary thrombosis. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Presbyterian Church with Rev. Howard Van Dyke officiating. Burial will be in Gibson City Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson was born 10-12-1877 in Kolding, Denmark, a daughter of Peter and Margaret Jessen. She came to the United States at the age of 16 and lived with a relative, Lars Nelson, near Harpster. She was married to Hans R. Nelson, 3-11-1896 at Paxton and the couple took up residence on a farm north-west of Gibson City. They retired from farming 25 years ago and moved into Gibson City. Mr. Nelson died 1-26-1939. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was well known in Gibson City where she was called "Aunt Jennie." She leaves two sons, Soren, and Lorens, of near Gibson City; a niece, Mrs. Marie Stroh, Okarche, OK; three sisters, Mrs. Peter Christainsen, Rankin; Mrs. Siegfred Peterson, Champaign; and Mrs. Johanna Nijhelsen, Copenhagen, Denmark; two brothers, Chris, Lansing, Mich., and Erhardt, of Wisconsin, and seven grandchildren.

GESINA A. (SUNTKEN) NELSON Gesina A. Nelson, 84, Gibson City, died at 8:35 a.m. yesterday 9-13-1987 at Gibson Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City, where she had been a resident since January. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Hme, Gibson City, the Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Nelson was born 12-11-1902 in Anchor, a daughter of August and Johanna Andreae Suntken. She married Soren E. Nelson on November 30, 1921 in Anchor. He died 5-28-1957. Survivors include three daughters, Loretta Morfey, Melvin; Wuanita Riblet, Paxton; and Irene Stickels, Gibson City; a brother, Walter Suntken, Davenport, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A daughter, a brother, two infant sisters, an infant granddaughter and an infant great-grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. Nelson, a resident of the Gibson City area all her life, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, to which memorials may be made.

SHARON L. (HAMMOCK) NEATHERY The funeral of Sharon L. Hammock-Neathery, 44, of Urbana, formerly of Gibson City, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Charles Neathery officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday 5-15-1997 at her mother's home in Urbana. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Survivors include her husband, Charles Neathery; her mother, Helen I. Hammock, Urbana; two daughters, Christy Merritt, DeLand, and Jennifer Neathery, Gibson City; two sons, Wayne Hammock of Texas and Daniel Neathery, Gibson City; four sisters, Marilyn Powell and Jean Skinner, both of Mississippi; Carolyn Hammock of Texas; and Oma Mendenhall, Urbana; two brothers, Warren Hammock of Florida and Jeff Hammock of Texas; and seven grandchildren.

AUSTIN MICHAEL NEATHERY Austin Michael Neathery, infant son of Jennifer Neathery of Gibson City, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday 2-6-1997 one hour after his birth at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Drummer Twp Cemetery, the Rev. Charles Neathery officiating. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family. Surviving are his mother and maternal grandparents Charles and Sharon Neathery, Gibson City.

JAMES BENNY NETTLETON James Benny Nettleton, age 47 of rural Foosland, died at 11:25 p.m. Saturday 6-21-1997 at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City with the Rev. Wayne Shelksohn and the Reverend Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Honorary pallbearers include Doug Woodward, Harry Groom, Dave Celeschi, Gene Everett and Larry Schaefer. Active pallbearers will be Bob Buhs, Gayle Simpsen, Ed Jones, Joe Williams, Doug Roesch and Vinnie Gee. Mr. Nettleton was born 12-16-1949 at Benton Harbor, Michigan a son of Howard Dale and Mary Jo Fentress Nettleton. He married Sylvia Lynn Martin on 6-23-1973 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Lynn Nettleton of rural Foosland; two sons, Aaron James Nettleton and Brian Martin Nettleton, both of rural Foosland; his parents, Howard and Jo Nettleton of rural Saybrook; three brothers, Gary Nettleton of rural Saybrook, John Nettleton of Gibson City and Randy Nettleton of rural Saybrook; and his mother and father-in-law, Norvin (Shorty) and Rose Martin of Gibson City. Mr. Nettleton has lived in the rural Gibson City for all of his life. A 1968 graduate of Gibson City High School, he was a 1973 graduate of Illinois State University with the bachelor's degree in agriculture. He was a charter member of the Delta Sigma Phi. Mr. Nettleton was engaged in farming for his entire life. He was a stock car owner and an avid race fan. He was a member of the Gibson City -Melvin - Sibley Booster Club and the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to his church, the GCMS High School FFA or to the Gibson Community Hospital.

LILLIAN J. (FITZPATRICK) NEUZEL Lillian J. Neuzel, 91, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Gibson City died at 3:57 a.m. Friday 8-26-1988 at her daughter's home in Mesa. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the fuenral home. She was born 7-3-1897 at Guthrie, a daughter of John and Flora Joos Fitzpatrick. She married Joseph Neuzel 5-19-1915 at Chicago. He died 6-14-1958. Survivors include a son, Wayne, Chatsworth; a daughter, Virginia Friese, Mesa, AZ; two sisters, Eva Putnam and Ruby Brown, both of Gibson City; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Neuzel was a resident of Mesa, AZ for 28 years. She was postmistress of Guthrie for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


WILLIS A. NEWLIN Willis A. Newlin, 67, veteran grocer of this city, died suddenly at his store Tuesday shortly after 6 p.m. as he was preparing to close his store for the day. Mr. Newlin had complained of not feeling well for several days and on Monday called a physician, who told him that he should stay home from the store for a few days, but he was feeling better Tuesday morning and went to his place of business as usual. He has been in business in this city for about 30 years. He is survived by his widow and one son, Dr. C.N. Newlin, of Peoria. One son, Donald, died about 18 years ago when about 16 years old. b. 8-31-1861 d. 8-6-1929

ELMER L. NICKRENT The funeral of Elmer L. Nickrent, age 78 of Gibson City was at 1 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Reverend Patrick W. Cox officiated with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Everett Wilson, Jr., Robert Nickrent, Mark Hendricks, Larry Richoz, Roy Baird and Ron Goin. Mr. Nickrent died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday 9-22-1992 at Gibson Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. He was born 1-21-1914 in Anchor, a son of Leon and Lena Warsaw Nickrent. He married Genevieve Ryan on 5-1-1943 in Gibson City and she survives. Other survivors include one son, Robert of Mackinaw; two daughters, Pat Wilson of Fisher andd Diana Johnson of Foosland; two brothers, Robert of Normal and Roy of Saybrook; three sisters, Ellen Bradd of Bloomington; Mary Necessary of Heyworth; and Velna Adcock of British Columbia; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Nickrent was raised in the Saybrook area. He worked for Central Soya in Gibson City for 34 years retiring in 1976. He was a member of Quarter Century Club and American Association of Retired Persons. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.

INA (ROLAND) NIESWANDER Mrs. Ina Nieswander, 75, of 204 N. Church, Gibson City, and formerly of Paxton, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday 6-29-1976 at Gibson Community Hospital where she had been a patient four days. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Ford - Baier Funeral Home in Paxton, the Rev. Roger James and Rev. Merle Conklin officiating. Burial will be at Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was to be held from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers named were Clyde Jones, Leonard Swanson, Ray Blissard, Harold Medler, Paul Currie and Oscar Brown. She was born 3-5-1901 at Lake Village, Ind., a daughter of John and Daisy Roland. She married Rollie J. Nieswander 3-8-1922 at Sibley. He died 12-3-1968. She is survived by two foster sons, Raymond Powers, Norwalk, Calif., and Charles "Ted" Powers, Lynwood, Calif., and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers. The Nieswanders farmed near Sibley five years, lived 20 years in Chicago, where Mr. Nieswander was a carpenter, and prior to the moving to Paxton in 1952, lived in Urbana several years. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Paxton and a member of the church's Women's Council. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to the Cancer Fund.


JOHN A. NOBLE John A. Noble, 77, a life-long resident of the Gibson City area, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday 2-24-1984 at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at Gibson City United Methodist Church, the Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Hunt, Jr., Stewart Anderson, and Lester Moody. Pallbearers were Paul Sunderland, Delmar Huxtable, John Loveless, E. L. Etherton, Robert Carley, and Douglas Hager. Mr. Noble was born 10-22-1906 at Foosland, a son of William and Effie Smith Noble. He married Janet Flentji 7-4-1941 at Springfield and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, John R. and William, both of Gibson City; a daughter, Mary English of Mundelein; two sisters, Mary Alice Coney, Sun City AZ, and Elizabeth Harper of Hollywood, Ca; and six grandchildren. An infant brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Noble was a past member of the Gibson Community Hospital Board, Gibson City Recreation Board, Gibson City Board of Education, Lions Club, and Gibson Chamber of Commerce. He was a Republican precinct committeeman for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City. He owned and operated Noble Brothers Seed Co. in Gibson City for many years. Memorials may be made to the church or Gibson Community Hospital.

JANET F. (FLENTJE) NOBLE Janet F. Noble, 68, of Gibson City, died at 11:50 a.m. yesterday 3-10-1985 at Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at United Methodist Church, the Rev. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 - 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born 3-9-1917 at Springfield, a daughter of Robert and Susan Johnston Flentje. She married John A. Noble 7-4-1941 at Springfield. He died 2-24-1984. Surviving are two sons, John R. and William, both of Gibson City; a daughter, Mary English, Mundelein; a sister, Edna Mae Levis, Lantana, Fl.; and six grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Noble had been a resident of Gibson City since 1941. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary, both in Gibson City. She also was a former member of the William Moyer Library Board and Senior Women's Club, both in Gibson City; and Ford Co. Republican Women. She also had been active in Girl Scouts. Memorials may be made to the library, her church or the hospital.

HELEN I. (PFOFF) FAWVER, NOLAND Helen I. Noland, 70, a lifelong resident of the Gibson City area, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday 12-1-1981 at Cole Hospital in Champaign. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. James B. Bortell officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Pallbearers will be Harvey Noland, Marlo Noland, Bloice Shilts, Eugene Timm, Clair Shull and James Jensen. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Noland was born 9-23-1911 in Elliott, a daughter of Henry and Nellie Jardine Pfoff. She married Lonnie Fawver 5-3-1930 in Gibson City. He died 7-12-1948. She married Joseph Noland 4-28-1953 in Gibson City and he survives. Also surviving are a son, Larry Fawver of Gibson City; four sisters, Thelma Baxter of Urbana, Doris Bonifas of Coldwater, Ohio, Lois Smith of St. Mary's Ohio, and Nita Johnstone of Bloomington; three brothers, Lyle Pfoff of Gibson City; Howard Pfoff of Washington and Dean Pfoff of Paxton; and four grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Noland was a member of the Elliott United Methodist Church and the Gibson City Community Hospital Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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


NEUBAUER, AUGUST JOHANN - Gibson Courier, Thursday 11-23-1916
b. 3-26-1847, at Grosswieteldove, Prussia; baptized and confirmed in the
Evangelical Lutheran Church.
s/o John and Unknown Neubauer
m. 1869 to Miss Augusta Rauth; she died 1873
m. Mrs. Augusta Ladewig, a widow.
immigrated from Germany to Brookstown, PA in 1892 with oldest son, Theodore; rest of the family came a year later; arrived in Melvin in 1897, and to
Garber in 1904, retiring in Sibley. 1905, joined the St. John's congregation of Anchor Twp.
d. 11-15-1916, Sibley, Ford County, Il.
survive: his widow, Augusta Neubauer of Sibley, his sons, Theodore of Sibley, Gustav of American Falls, Idaho, Julius of Sibley, Edward of Elliott, and his daughter, Mrs. Ida Stroh of Sibley.

Neubauer, Augusta Caroline Strehler
Sibley - Mrs. Neubauer died Sunday (9-1-1935) at her home, having been bedfast with cancer since February.
She was born 8-7-1862 in Germany, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Strehler. She was married 12-7-1895 to Theodore Neubauer in Pennsylvania. Thirty years ago they came to Sibley and retired from active farming in 1928.
Surviving are the husband and five children: Henry, Mrs. Willis (Elsa) Rowcliffe, Ben Albin, and Mrs. Casper (Ruth) Cramer.
The funeral will be Tuesday at the Sibley Methodist Church; burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sibley.


NEUBAUER, AUGUSTA CAROLINE STREHLER - Gibson Courier Thursday 9-5-1935
Mrs. Theodore Neubauer, wife of Theodore Neubauer, of Sibley, Ill. was born 8-7-1862 in Germany, as a daughter of Wm. and Louisa Strehler. She came to America on 9-7-1895, making her home at Brookston, Tenn. She passed away on Sunday, 9-1-1935. She was united in marriage to Theodore Neubauer, of Brookston, Tenn. on 12-7-1895, where they made their home until they came west, and made their home at Melvin, Il., and took up a farm in that neighborhood. They joined the Zion Methodist Episcopal Church at Melvin, bringing their letters from the Evangelical Church of which they had been members, and have been faithful and wholesome members since that time, always attending the services of the church with their whole family of five children growing up in the church. The Neubauer family has been living near Sibley for the past 21 years and finally settled down in the village of Sibley for the last seven years on account of the health of Mrs. Neubauer. Augusta Neubauer was always a good Christian mother to her family and a fine and true example of Christian womanhood in the church and community, also a most devoted and helpful wife and life companion to her husband. She was faithful to the end of her days, to the Lord Jesus whom she served with all her life and heart, and longed to be with the Lord. Her illness was most painful and distressing at times and to the last months of her life she was daily in the greatest distress. Her beloved husband had the privilege of proving his love and affection in the most trying days of her illness, and thus closed this life in a faith tried, but not found wanting. She leaves to mourn her loss, her beloved husband, Theodore Neubauer and three sons, Henry, Alvin and Benjamin; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Kraemer and Mrs. Elsie Rocklof; fifteen grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Strehler of Warren, TN., Rev. Ludwig Strehler, of Johnston, TN.; and many friends. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society and the Bethany Bible Class of her church.

NEUBAUER, MINNIE PEARL ROWCLIFFE - Melvin Motor 2-1-1924 - from Sibley Journal
Minnie Pearl Rowcliffe, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rowcliffe of Melvin, was born at Gibson City, Il. 4-9-1895. She grew to womanhood and was educated in the Melvin high school. On 6-5-1913, she was united in marriage to Edward Neubauer. Mr. and Mrs. Neubauer made their home on one of the Sibley estate farms for three years. From Elliott they moved to a farm near (?) Iowa. In 1921 they moved to Forrest City, Ia., where Mr. Neubauer was engaged in the oil business until last summer, when they removed to Mason City, Ia. Mrs. Neubauer had not been in good health for several months and as time passed, grew worse. She was taken to the hospital about two weeks ago where she died 1-16-1924, of dropsey and a complication of diseases; aged 28 years, 9 months and 7 days. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, six children, the youngest but a week old, her parents, one sister and two brothers. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 21, at the home of Mrs. August Neubauer of this place and at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Rev. C.S. Gerlach having charge of the services; interment was in Melvin Cemetery.

Neubauer, Theodar A.
Theodar A. Neubauer, retired farmer, died Sunday 1-13-1952 in the Paxton Community Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, the Rev. Leslie Stewart of Sibley officiated; burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sibley.
He was born in Germany 9-17-1875, a son of John A. and Augusta Koebnick Neubauer. He married Augusta Strehler 12-7-1895 in Pennsylvania; all his married life was spent in and around Sibley.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Rowclisse, Mason City, Iowa, and Mrs. Ruth Cramer, Paxton; two sons, Albin, Sibley, and Benjamin, Pontiac; two brothers, Julius, Peoria, and Edward, Hammond, Indiana.
Pallbearers were Albert Seaman, Henry Witt, Fred Fricke, John Hendricks, Jake Arnold and Pearl Brucker.

Nickle, Claude A.
Claude A. Nickle, 67, died Monday 10-5-1964 at the Gibson Community Hospital; he had been a patient six days. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Ringham officiating; burial will be in the Noffsinger Cemetery at Mulberry Grove. A Masonic service was held Wednesday.
He was born in Vandalia 6-28-1897, a son of Orlandoand Martha Frank Nickle. He married Mary Grunder 2-14-1949 in Chicago.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Maurice and William; a sister, Mrs. Carroll
Bone; four grandchildren; three stepchildren, Howard Grunder, Jim Grunder, and Lorraine Grunder. Mr. Nickle was employed as a postal clerk for the railway mail service. He lived in Chicago before moving to Gibson City 13 years ago.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Eastern Star, the First Christian Church, past worthy patron of the Eastern Star and a member of the Bloomington consistory.

NIELSON, NELS P.
Nels P. Nielson, son of Soren and Elizabeth Nielson, was born near Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-15-1864, and departed this life from his home on State Street, Gibson City Wednesday, 11-4-1931. He left his native home and came to this country with his brother, Hans P. Nelson, making Gibson City their home. In 1890 he went to Humboldt, Ia. After living there a few years, he went to Sioux Falls, from there to Pierre, S.D. finally settling at Hartford, S.D. where he made his home. Here he was married to Mabel Winter. About three years ago, they, with their son, Howard Eugene, came to Gibson City, where he has since worked as a shoemaker. He had been in declining health for nearly a year, but has been failing every rapidly since last July. Notwithstanding, his fast failing strength he has been at his shop daily, even to the day before his passing. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, son Howard, a brother, Hans P., and a half-brother, Peter Nelson, of Gibson City, and many friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. Lee Towsley from the Lamb Funeral Parlors Friday afternoon; burial was made in the Gibson Cemetery.


Noland, Jane M. Keller
The funeral of Jane M. Noland, of Gibson City, formerly of Elliott, was Thursday at Gibson City Bible Church, Gibson City. The Rev. Thomas Condron officiated with burial in Pontoppidan Lutheran Cemetery, rural Elliott. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Birkey, Lewis Birky, Orval Schrock and Clifford Phillips. Active pallbearers were Jeff Nagle, John Nagle, Aaron Davis, Dirk Craig, Clyde Hoffman and Kermit Hustedt.
She was born 2-17-1917 in Chicago, a daughter of Budd and Myra Price
Keller. She married Harvey L. Noland on 1-1-1937 in Elliott; he died12-9-1983. Survivors include one son, Marlo A. of Irving TX; four daughters, Sandra Craig, Cynthia Nagle and Sylvia Davis, all of Gibson City; and Sheila Wittke of Knoxville, Tn.
Mrs. Noland who had been a resident of Gibson City since 1979 was employed as a licensed practical nurse for 20 years by Gibson Community Hospital. She was a member of the Gibson City Bible Church.

Nelson, Dorothy B. Smallwood
b. 1-25-1910, Bellflower Twp., McLean County, Il.
d/o John and Bertha Stout Smallwood
m. Lorens Nelson, 6-23-1928; he died 1970
sons: Harold, James, and Gerald
siblings: Bernice Stroh, Katherine O'Neal, William Smallwood,
Robert Smallwood and Phillip Smallwood.
d. 6-14-1980 Americana Healthcare, Urbana, Champaign County, Il.
bur: Drummer Twp., Gibson City, Il.

Nelson, Mrs. Emilia
Hilda Emilia Lindelof was born in Gibson City, Ill., on May 26, 1874. She was baptized and confirmed in the Salem Lutheran Church of Gibson City, and remained a member until she moved to Chicago in the year 1900.
She was married to Frank Nelson and their home was blessed with five children. On November 13, 917, Mr. Nelson passed away leaving the care and nurture of the family to the mother.
During the last few years, Mrs. Nelson's health had not been of the best. She was living with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Fredberg, in Chicago when she died.
Mrs. Nelson passed away on February 11th at the age of 58 years, 8 months and 11 days.
Those left to mourn her are; three daughters and one son, Mrs. Carl Fredberg, Evelyn Nelson and Edward Nelson of Chicago and Mrs. Harold Fredberg of Ludington, Michigan; three brothers, Fred Lindelof of San Francisco, California, and Ed Lindelof of Hawthorne, California, and Leonard Lindelof living in Iowa, together with four granddaughters, and several relatives and a host of friends.
The remains were brought to Gibson City Monday afternoon and funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock at the Lamb funeral chapel, the services being in charge of Rev. D.V. Charison, pastor of the Salem Lutheran Church of this city. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery.
2-16-1933 - date on newspaper

Nelson, Olaf
Sibley - Olaf Nelson passed away Monday (4-29-1935) at his home in Chicago, following an illness of one week. The deceased was born in Sweden in 1858 and was joined in marriage to Miss Charlotte Johnson, 8-7-1886. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Gibson City - Sibley vicinity for 13 years, later moving to Strawn. In 1924 they retired and moved to Chicago. Mrs. Nelson preceded him in death 10 years ago. Surviving are the following children: Nels of Sibley, Miss Anna Nelson, Mrs. Marie Light, Harry and Carl Nelson of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Lutheran Church at Gibson City, the Rev. Mr. Bergstrom of Chicago will officiate and entombment will be made in the Gibson City Cemetery.

Netherton, A. Leland
Leland Netherton, 88, died Wednesday June 14, 2006 in Hot Springs, Ark. He was born February 25, 1918 at Melvin, a son of Arthur and Emily Gedelman Netherton.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3819 Central Ave., Hot Springs, Ark., with the Rev. Stan Larson officiating. Gross Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The body will be cremated.
He attended Melvin schools and a diesel engineering school in California, and joined the Navy in Dec. 1941. He married Irma Pretzlaff of Sibley on May 22, 1943, in Norfolk, Va. She survives. Following the war the couple returned to Illinois and operated the farm that had been in the family since 1867. He was the last of the Nethertons to operate this farm.
Also surviving are a sister, Vera Pauline Van Duyn of Hot Springs; and four children, Nancy, Seattle, Wash.; Martha (Bill Wanlund), Vienna, Austria; Warren (Kris), Spring Valley, Minn.; and Paula (Don Edsall), Kalispell, Mont. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Elizabeth and Anne Wanlund; Evan and Neal Marks; and Amy and Andrew Edsall; one step-grandson, Angelo (Rachel) Licursi; and one great-step-grandson, Roman Licursi.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Floyd; and a sister, Clara.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Make a Wish Foundation.


Newby, John B
John B. Newby, 68 year old Gibson City Chief of Police who planned on retiring Tuesday, missed the mark by 16 hours. He died of an apparent heart attack at his home, 12-29-1968. The career police officer who saw his office grow to a six man force over 20 years, was not able to read his own retirement story in Thursday's Pantagraph; it was delivered to his home. He joined the one-man police dept in 1946 and listed traffic as the growing problem of his community. The most publicized case he was confronted with recently was the unsolved poisonings of 80 dogs over a two year period. Mr. Newby's successor, previously named, is Frederick Zander, 11 year veteran of the Gibson City force.
Mr. Newby's funeral was Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. R.M. Luedde officiating; burial was in Gibson City Cemetery. He was born 5-2-1900 in Kentucky, a son of Andrew and Jennie Heathman Newby. He married Margaret Elliott, 12-9-1929 at Gibson City. She survives along with one step-son, Vernon Harper, Colfax; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, O.W. Newby and Earl; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Smith and Mrs. Mamie Wallace; one stepsister, Mrs. Lola Brauman.

NELSON, HANS R. - Gibson Courier, Thursday 2-2-1939
Hans R. Nelson, 72, died Friday (1-25-1939) at his home, 715 N. Church Street, Gibson City. Death was due to a heart attack. Funeral services were held
Sunday at the Gibson City Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Phillip R. Coen officiating; burial was in Gibson City Cemetery. He was born 11-29-1866, in Denmark, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Soren Nelson. When 17 years old, he came to the US. Settling on a farm near Gibson City, where he lived until 3-4-1922 when he retired and moved to Gibson City. He was married to Miss Jennie Jessen in Paxton, 3-11-1896. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Soren Elmer and Lawrence William, both of Gibson City; six grandchildren and one foster daughter, Mrs. Marie (C.E.H.) Stroh, Okarche, OK.


CORDIE RAYMOND OGG, JR.--

CORDIE RAYMOND OGG KILLED IN CAR WRECK -Cordie Raymond Ogg, son of Cordie and Alice Onken Ogg of Gibson City, Il. was born 5-27-1922 and passed away on 2-25-1950 at the age of 27 years, eight months and 28 days. He was an only child, and is survived by his parents, by numerous relatives and wide circle of friends. He will be greatly missed in this community. His entire life was spent near Gibson City. He graduated from Drummer Twp High School in 1940. He was a member of the high school band and chorus, and took an active part in athletics. He was also a 4-H Club and Future Farmer of America member, and was awarded the State Farmers degree in Agriculture while in high school. He continued his education at the University of Illinois in the college of Agriculture majoring in livestock and grain marketing and received his degree in February 1949. He was a member of the University band and was enlisted in the Army Reserve Corps at the University. Immediately after graduation he was employed by the Production and Marketing Administration in the transportation and warehousing branch of the US Dept of Agriculture. He had been with this work a little over a year, with headquarters at Indianapolis, Ind. He united with the Presbyterian Church 4-6-1933 during the pastorate of Rev. Adams. The body was taken to the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Philip R. Coen, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. James C. Catyon. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery.

OLIVERO, Nancy
GIBSON CITY - Nancy Olivero, 57, Fairview Heights, formerly of Gibson City, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday (May 31, 2008) at her daughter's home in Fairview Heights.
Service: 1:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City, with the Rev. Ken Dietz officiating. An Eastern Star service will precede the funeral at 1 p.m at the church.
Burial: Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City.
Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors: one daughter, Melissa Epps; one son, Matthew Olivero; two grandchildren; and her mother, Wilma Duggins, Gibson City.  [Pantagraph, June 03, 2008]
 

ORR, Altha - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. ALTHA L. ORR, 79, who died Tuesday afternoon, 6-19-1973 at a hospital in Clearwater, FA. She was the widow of the late Tracy Orr, who operated a theater in Gibson City for many years. She will be brought to the Lamb Funeral Home.

OSTROM, Lois Mae - 88, Paxton died Thursday 10-24-2002 in Grand Rapids, Minn. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. 10-26-2002 at Community Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids, the Rev. Todd Dahlgren and Duane Geisler officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Mrs. Ostrom was born 7-26-1914 in East Chicago, Ind., a daughter of Cora and George Jordan. She married Glenn Ellison Ostrom 8-22-1942 in East Chicago. He died in 1999. The Ostroms were members of Federated Church in Paxton, where she sang in the choir, was involved in the women's ministries and was the card secretary. She was a member of Paxton Hospital Auxiliary. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Ostrom moved to Grand Rapids to be closer to family. She loved being with her family. Memorials may be made to Paxton Federated Church, Paxton. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

LAWRENCE R. "JUNIOR" O'NEAL
8-6-1926 to 1-16-1998
Services: Monday, January 19, 1998
Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, IL
Officiating: Rev. B.E. Koonce
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il
Pallbearers:
Floyd Johnson
Robert Embry
Arnie Welch
Ernie Pearson
Scott Copher
John Mangan
[Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

ORR, CLIFFORD E. - age 74 of Gibson City died at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday 12-30-1992 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. A private family service will be at a later date. He was to be cremated.
Mr. Orr was born 2-22-1918 at Dwight, a son of Tracy L. and Altha Severns Orr. He married Joyce R. Lehnert on 11-25-1948 at Thawville and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Tracy of Texas City, TX; and Trent of San Francisco; two daughters, Joni Peters of Gibson City and Jann Unterberg of Palmer, Alaska; eight grandchildren and one sister Wanda Hedrick of Grafton Wis.
A resident of Gibson City since 1924, Mr. Orr attended Gibson City schools and the University of Il. after which he joined his father in the theater business. After his father's death, he assumed ownership and managed the Edna Theatre and the Harvest Moon Drive-In which he built in 1954. Mr. Orr was past presdient of the Gibson City Lions Club and the Gibson Chamber of Commerce. He was one of the founders of the Gibson City Community chest and served as chairman of the Gibson City Unit of the Salvation Army for 38 years. Mr. Orr was a member of the board of directors of the Gibson Federal Savings and Loan Association for 31 years, serving as president and chairman of the board. He retired in 1978. He attended the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Champaign. [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

Ortlepp, Mary - Died. Oct. 19, 1899 newspaper story [Contributed by Pat Whorrall-Ellis]

OYER, WALTER R. - 84, a two-year Gibson City resident and a retired farmer, formerly of Fisher will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Gibson City Bible Church, Gibson City. The Rev. Earl Sandifer will officiate. Burial will be in East Bend Memorial Gardens, rural Fisher. Mr. Oyer died at 1:15 p.m. Monday 8-1-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital.
He was born 4-29-1910 at Foosland, a son of Joseph and Bertha Zimmerman Oyer. He married Elizabeth Yoder who died 3-5-1944. He marrried Freda A. Teuscher 12-4-1945, at Fisher. She survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Miller, Hillside; Jean Cray, Flanagan; and Linda Oyer, Lamorlaye, France; two sons, Richard, Goshen Indiana., and Ronald, Laguana Beach, Calif; two sisters, Ruby Birkey, Rantoul, and Dorothy Parsons, McAllen, TX; three brothers, Elmer J. and Leslie, both of Fisher; and Merle, Champaign; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One son, one daughter and two sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Oyer, a retired farmer, was a past member of the board of directors of the Fisher National Bank. He was a member of the Gibson City Bible Church and had served as elder of the church. Pallbearers: Charles Teuscher, Monty Teuscher, Norman Oyer, Everett Heiser, Larry Birkey, Joe Birkey [Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft]

KEVIN P. OBERT - 30, of Gibson City died at 9:04 p.m. Thursday 11-19-1987 of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on US 54 southwest of Bellflower. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Revs. William Smith and Dennis Kollross officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with rosary recited at 8 p.m. He was born 6-5-1957 in Quincy, a son of Paul and Carol Adair Obert. Survivors include his parents, Gibson City; his paternal grandmother, Esther Obert, Quincy; his maternal grandmother, Katherine Adair, Quincy; a brother, Kyle M. Obert, Gibson City; two sisters, Kathryn Brown, Bloomington; and Kimberly McGuire, Gibson City. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandfathers. Mr. Obert was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He owned K and K Coating, a roofing company, in Gibson City. He attended Quincy Catholic Boys High School and graduated from Gibson City High School in 1975. He attended Parkland College. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital or his church.

JUNE (MIRE) OGG Caryl June Ogg, age 78, of Gibson City died at 4:12 a.m. Tuesday 9-5-2000 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. September 7 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were Robert Wissmiller, Gerald Wissmiller, Robert Peeken, Paul Christensen, Bill Hartford and Tom Hartford. Mrs. Ogg was born 6-1-1922 at Gibson City, a daughter of Lauren W. and Myrtle M. Whetzel Mire. She married Ernest W. Ogg on 10-4-1944 in Peoria. Survivors include her husband, Ernest W. Ogg of Gibson City; one son, Bill Ogg of Urbana; one brother, Leland Mire of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and one niece and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Ogg owned and operated June's Beauty Shoppe in Gibson City for 42 years retiring in 1986. A member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City, Mrs. Ogg was also a member of the CWF and the Ramblers Club. She was an avid Cubs fan. Memorials may be made to her church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

RAY L. OGLESBY The funeral of Ray L. Oglesby, 85, of Gibson City who died Monday 5-6-1985 will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Oglesby was born 4-11-1900 at Pontiac, a son of Lyman and Laura Pulliam Oglesby. He married Ruth Holmes 9-7-1926 at Sleepy Eye, Minn. and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Cecil, Washington, Mo.; and Ray, Medfield, Mass.; two daughters, Doreen Gross, Quincy; and Elaine Hawkins, Morton; a brother Vernon Oglesby, Osakis, MN; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a sister, and two granddaughters preceded him in death. Mr. Oglesby had lived in Gibson City since 1944. He was employed for 28 years at Corn Belt Hatcheries in Gibson City, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.

RUTH D. (HOLMES/HOMES) OGLESBY - age 86 of Gibson City died at 8:30 a.m. Friday 4-28-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Phillip Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was for one hour before the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Mrs. Oglesby was born 8-11-1908 in Mossville, the daughter of Odus and Olive Wallace Homes (or Holmes?). She married Ray Oglesby on 9-7-1926 in Sleepy Eye, MN. He died 5-6-1985. Survivors include two sons, Ray O. of Norfolk, Mass; Cecil D. of Washington, Mo; two daughters, Elaine R. Hawkins of Morton and Doreen T. Gross of Quincy; one sister, Elizabeth Sofio of Ocala, Fl; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Mrs. Oglesby was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City. A resident of Gibson City since 1943, she worked as a secretary for Corn Belt Hatcheries until her retirement in 1979. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America or to a charity of the donor's choice. Pallbearers included Tyler Oglesby, Larry Hawkins, Floyd Hawkins, Douglas Gross and William Gross.

CASEY RAEANN OLIVERIO - infant daughter of James and Lisa Hunter Oliverio of Gibson City, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday 10-6-1987, two hours and 22 minutes after her birth at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence A. Bangs officiating. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Joe Oliverio, Champaign and Beverly Frette, Paxton; maternal grandparents, Frank and Bonnie Hunter, Elliott; paternal great-grandparents, Karry Kestner and Arlene Branz both of Gibson City; and maternal great-grandparents, Reva Manning, Oakland and Evelyn Diskon, Rantoul.

JOHN O. OLIVERO - 74, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, 3-14-1976 at the Paxton Community Hospital, Paxton. Mass was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Rev. C.B. Motsett officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Mr. Olivero was born 2-22-1902 in NYC, a son of Carmen and Angelina Cialone Olivero. He married Minnie Evelyn in 1917 in Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jocco, Santa Rosa, Calif, and Mrs. Angela Smith, Decatur; three sons, Carmen, Mahomet, and Joseph and Frank, both of Gibson City; a brother, Pat, Decatur, and 12 grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death. He had resided in Gibson City since his marriage and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Pallbearers are Russell N. Smith, Howard Ehresman, Martin Mooney, John Mooney, Joe Nunnick, and Stanley Davis.

MINNIE D. (EVALINE) OLIVERO - 81, of Gibson City, died Monday 12-12-1983 at Gibson Hospital. Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at Drummer Twp Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born 10-13-1902 at Palmira, Ind., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Evaline. She married John Olivero in 1919 at Gibson City. He died 3-14-1976.


PIETRO OLIVIERO - 90, of Gibson City, died at 7:15 a.m. yesterday 1-20-1988 at his home. A memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mr. Oliviero will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Calvert - Belange - Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements. He was born 4-25-1898 in Marcianise, Italy, a son of Joseph and Mary Pontillo Oliviero. He married Anna Martellone 7-16-1956 in Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are four sons, Joseph and Gary, Lebanon; Terry, Sparta; and Josee, Azle, TX; four daughters, Mary Hurley and Angie Reed, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Anita Mason, Champaign; and Marianne Ziech, Crest Hill, two sisters, Alfonzina Longo and Vincenzina Longo, both of Marcianise Italy; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandson, two sisters and one brother. Mr. Oliviero was a retired welder and blacksmith and was a WWII veteran of the Italian Army. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.

JOSEPH B. OLIVIERO - 46, Belleville, formelry of Gibson City died 10-7-1995 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville. His graveside service was Thursday at Gibson City Cemetery, the Rev. William Smith officiating. He donated his organs and was cremated Tuesday. Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, had charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to his children. Survivors include his mother, Anna Oliviero, Gibson City; one daughter, Tammy J. Oliviero, Bloomington; one sister, Marianne Ziech, Channahon; three brothers, Terry Oliviero, Sparta; Gary Oliviero, O'Fallon; and Josie Oliviero, Bedford TX; five half-sisters, Angie Reed and Mary Ann Hurley, both of Colorado; Anita Oliviero Mason, Champaign; Litta Bartberger, Glendale, AZ; and Ann Godin, Kankakee; one half-brother, Phillip Taylor, Kankakee; and four step-sisters. Also surviving are one grandchild Megan Oliviero, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his father, Peitro Oliviero; his biological mother, Mildred Lambert; one sister, RoseMary; and two half brothers.

CHARLES OLSON - father of Mrs. O.G. Anderson, died Tuesday 2-17-1914, age 70 years, 20 days. He lived on the Sibley Estates for 25 years; his wife died in 1890. Survivors include: Mrs. O.G. Anderson of Gibson City; Mrs. Charles Contois of Bloomington; Mrs. Albert Peterson of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Oscar Peterson of Rockwell City, Iowa and Mrs. Bickel of Parker SD. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. Gibson City Courier


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


OGG, JENNIE B. - Gibson Courier, 8-5-1923
The funeral of Miss Jennie B. Ogg.....tragic death last Thursday shocked the entire community, was held at the home on North Lott Blvd on Saturday afternoon, the services being in charge of Rev. C.E. French, pastor of the Christian Church; burial was in the Saybrook Cemetery. Jennie B. Ogg, second daughter of Howard and Sarah Ogg, was born 1-30-1881, near Saybrook and lived to the age of 42 years, 6 months and 3 days. She received her education in the country schools and the Saybrook High School. In early life she united with the UB Church at Salem, near Saybrook, and later transferred her membership to the Christian Church of this city. Her mother died 8-3-1913, and in the spring of 1915 she moved with her father and the other members of the family to Gibson City, where she since resided. She was preceded in death by her father, 5-10-1921; and two brothers, one of whom died at the age of 7 and another in infancy. She is survived by one sister, May, at home, and five brothers: Frank of Elliott, and Wil, Lewis, Cordie and Bert of this neighborhood. Her death is mourned by the entire community.

OLSON, OLE - Gibson Courier, Thursday 3-11-1920
Ole Olson, formerly of Elliott, died Saturday morning at his home in Herscher, Ill. and the body was brought to Elliott yesterday. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Norwegian Church south of Elliott, in charge of Rev. H.A. Gaardsmoe, pastor of the church; interment was made in the Elliott Cemetery.

OLSON, JACOB BERNARD - Gibson Courier, Thursday, 3-11-1920
Jacob Bernard, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Orin Olson, died on Thursday, 2-26-1920, at their home in this city, aged 19 months. The child had been cutting teeth, and contracted influenza, which was too much for his weakened vitality. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

O'Neal, Christina
Christina Lynn O'Neal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry O'Neal of Gibson City, was stillborn at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 11, 1975, at Mercy Hospital, Urbana.
Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Gibson City Cemetery, the Rev. Don Jones officiating.
She is survived by her parents; a sister, Shawna Renee; Maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson, Paxton; and Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry O'Neal of Gibson City.
Lamb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

OSBORN, MARGARET IRA WHITAKER - Gibson Courier, Thursday, 8-1-1957
Mrs. Margaret Ira Osborn died Friday, 7-26-1957 at the Gibson Convalescent Home, at the age of 89 years, 1 month and 27 days. She had been in failing health for the past twelve years. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. She was born 5-30-1868 at Antioch Mills, KY, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Woolery Whitaker. She married James P. Osborn on 9-4-1890 at Antioch, KY.

OSBORN, PERCY - Gibson Courier, Thursday 2-20-1919
Percy Osborn, only son of Mr. and Mrs. U.T. Osborn, was born one mile east of this city 10-17-1901, and passed away 2-20-1919, at the age of 17 years, 4 months and 2 days. At the age of five years he moved with his parents to this city, living here two years; then they moved to the farm where he resided until the time of his death. Percy graduated from the eighth grade at his country school last year and entered the Gibson High School in the Freshman Class at the beginning of the term, but after the school closed on account of the influenza epidemic he had never returned to school. He was stricken with pneumonia, which later developed into a bad case of stomach trouble, which caused his death in spite of all, that loving hands could do. Percy was of a very sunny disposition and loved by all who knew him, and he was a patient sufferer, never complaining through all his sickness. He leaves to mourn his departure, his mother and father, and three sisters, Ella and Violetta at home and Mrs. Fred Woodburn of South Drummer. The funeral was held at the Christian Church on Saturday afternoon, the services being in charge of the Pastor, Rev. N.W. Evans; interment was in the Gibson Cemetery.

Osborn, Theodore E.
Friends were shocked by the death of Theodore E. Osborn, which occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Speedie, on North Melvin Street in this city, at 11:45 a.m. Monday, February 24, after only a three day illness with heart trouble and pneumonia. He was aged 82 years, 3 months and 3 days at the time of his death.
The deceased was born in Tazewell County, near Tremont, November 21, 1853, and was the son of James Riley Osborn, who was born in 1826 and Ann Layton Osborn, who was born in 1828.
In early manhood he moved with his parents to Pontiac, later to a farm near Strawn, and after a time he returned to Pontiac, where he was united in marriage to Nellie M. Tallett, on February 29, 1876. At one time he concluded he would follow the vocation of a telegraph operator and was operator at the Gibson station for a time. He was also operator at Cornland on the Illinois Central and at stations on the Lake Erie and Western. He was still recognized by the Illinois Central railroad as a former employee.
At Pontiac he followed the vocation of farming, and also conducted a dray line for many years.
He enjoyed an unusually happy married life and prospered in material things until November 1916, about twenty years ago, when his wife died; and for the past eight years he spent most of his time with his sister, Mrs. Speedie, in this city, where his alert mind, remarkable memory and fine personality made him a host of friends, who are saddened by his death.
The funeral services will be held from Lamb's Chapel on Thursday, February 27, at 1:00 p.m. in charge of Rev. A.G. Adams Interment will be made in the beautiful South Side cemetery at Pontiac, by the side of his beloved wife.
2-27-1936- date on newspaper

OSTERTAG, MRS. M. - Gibson Courier, Thursday, 1-4-1917
Mrs. M. Ostertag, for many years a resident of Gibson City, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Chambers. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

Overstreet, June Wade
b. 3-25-1890, near Elliott
d/o Albert and Effie Elliott Wade
m. Gordon B. Overstreet in Gibson City; he died.
d. abt. -1-3-1963


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