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Obituary of Archie Edward Kaler
Peoria Journal Star, July 30, 2002, Page: B04
Archie Kaler
  Canton - Archie E. Kaler, 88, of 1125 S. Fifth Ave. died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Heartland Health Care Center.
  Born April 22, 1914, in Pleasantville, Iowa, to Clarence Allen and Minerva Hedge Kaler, he married Geneva E. Ashwood on Jan. 12, 1937, in Lewistown. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara (and Keith) Waljasper of Normal and Sharon (and Robert) Sharpe of Summerville, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers.
  He was a tool grinder for Caterpillar Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1972.
  He was a member and past master of the Morning Star Lodge 734, AF&AM.
  He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, where Masonic rites will be accorded. The Rev. Paul Walles will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in the Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.
  Memorials may be made to his church's building fund.

Obituary of Geneva "Gee" Elizabeth Ashwood Kaler
Peoria Journal Star, February 8, 2006, Page: B4
Geneva Kaler
  CANTON - Geneva E. Kaler, 86, of 1125 S. Fifth Ave., Canton, died at 1:02 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Heartland Health Care Center of Canton.
  She was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Ray, Ill., to Ned D. and Daisy Robinson Ashwood. She married Archie E. Kaler on Jan. 16, 1937, in Lewistown. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2002.
  Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (Keith) Walljasper of Normal, Ill., and Sharon (Robert) Sharpe of Greer, S. C.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  Two sisters and seven brothers preceded her in death.
  She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.
  She had worked for many years as a clerk at Bettison's Market and was a beautician.
  She was a member of the Morning Star Lodge 734 in Canton.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Paul Walles will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.
  Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund.
  Online condolences available at www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.

Obituary of Carl S. Malmgren I
died: October 6, 1977
hand written at top of clipping: Sat. Oct. 8, 1977
Carl Malmgren
   CANTON - Services for Carl S. Malmgren, 79, of rural Canton, who died Thursday in Graham Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Oaks Memorial Chapel.
   The Rev. Phillip Hedgecock will officiate, and burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery, Glasford.
   Friends may call at the chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow until services.
   Mr. Malmgren farmed in Orion Township area most of his life, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Glasford United Methodist Church and Fulton County Farm Bureau.
   Born in Orion Township on July 19 1898, a son of Charles and Susann Troilson Malmgren, he married Margaret Palmer Dec. 21, 1921 at Glasford. She died in 1966
  Surviving are two sons, Carl S. Malmgren, Jr. of Washington and Earl P. of rural Canton; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Baggs of Trivoli; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother William G. of rural Canton; four stepchildren and 4 step-grandchildren.
   Three brothers preceded him in death.
   Note: The following is one of many clippings I found in my Mother files. It does nat have the paper name but I believe it is the Peoria Journal Star. This is typed straight from clipping. Ruth Taylor <treerooter42 AT hotmail.com>

Obituary of Benjamin "Benny" F. Barnes
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Peoria Journal Star, March 29, 1999
Benjamin Barnes
  ASTORIA - Benjamin F. Barnes, 89, of Brookville, Ohio, formerly of Astoria, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Brook Haven Nursing and Care Center in Brookville.
  Born Nov. 24, 1909, in Summum to Oliver and Bertha Sowers Barnes, he married Mary Johnson on Dec. 11, 1933, near Bader. She died in January 1974.
  Surviving are one son, Wayne of Greenville, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. David (Marilyn) Flora of Brookville and Mrs. Leon (Ruth) Rogers of Greenville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  He was a self-employed farmer and carpenter.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mud Valley Church, south of Astoria, where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Mudd Valley Cemetery, south of Astoria. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
  Note: Mud Valley Old Order Church (Old Order) Cemetery, Browning Township, Schuyler County, Illinois

Obituary of Larry Dean Rumler
Peoria Journal Star, November 7, 2003
Larry Rumler
  VERMONT - Larry D. Rumler, 63, of 313 N. Willow died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born April 22, 1940, in Canton to Howard K. and Elva Sprague Rumler, he married Peggy Ann Parry on Aug. 10, 1957. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Greg (and Brandi) of Rock Spring, Wyo., and Michael (and Marla) of Ipava; one daughter, Mrs. Matt (LeAnn) Garrett of Vermont; three brothers, Bob (and Barb) of Milwaukee, Rollin (and Judy) of Bernadotte and Harry (and Shirley) of Canton; three sisters, Betty Stouffer of California, Mrs. John (Leta) Stufflebeam of Lewistown and Mrs. Bob (Reta) Kirkpatrick of Canton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  He was a superintendent at the Vermont Foundry, where he worked for the past 46 years.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Larry Rumler Memorial Fund in care of Vermont State Bank.

Obituary of Peggy LeAnn Rumler Garrett
Garrett Peggy
  Peggy LeAnn Garrett, 33, Vermont, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
    She was born June 25, 1974 to Larry Dean and Peggy Ann (Parry) Rumler of Rushville. She married Matthew Lee Garrett Dec. 7, 2002 in Vermont.
  Surviving are her husband, Matt Garrett of Vermont; two sons, Liam Know Garrett and Maxwell Dean Garrett, both of the home; her mother, Peggy Ann Rumler of Vermont; two brothers, Greg Rumler of Rock Springs, Wyo. and Michael (and Marla) Rumler of Ipava; her grandmother, Doris Parry of Astoria; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded by her father, Larry Rumler; grandparents, Willis Parry and Howard and Elva Rumler.
  LeAnn was a 1992 graduate of VIT High School. She held various jobs thru the years, but her most important was being a devoted mother. She spent her time caring for the special needs of her two boys with autism. LeAnn loved her family, her friends and her keepsakes. Her home was always filled from wall to wall with pictures of those closest to her heart and pictures of her favorite trips to Disney World. She also proudly displayed her support of Autism Awareness and Esophageal Cancer Awareness.
  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Stan Shaw officiating. Visitation was held 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Vermont Cemetery in Vermont. Memorials were suggested to Liam and Maxwell Garrett Autism Wellness Fund c/o/ Vermont State Bank, 106 North Main Street, Vermont, IL 61484.
  Contributed by Billie Browning

Eagle Publications, May 9, 2008
Peggy LeAnn Garrett
  Peggy LeAnn Garrett, 33, Vermont, died at 1:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Stan Shaw officiating.
  Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2008, at the funeral home.
  Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Liam and Maxwell Garrett Autism Wellness Fund, c/o Vermont State Bank, 106 N. Main St., Vermont, IL 61484.

Peoria Journal Star, May 8, 2008
Garrett, Peggy
  VERMONT - Peggy LeAnn Garrett, 33, of 300 W. Third St. passed away at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, where visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Vermont Cemetery.

Obituary of Elinor E. Heffren Beaty
Canton Daily Ledger, Oct. 22, 1984
Elinor E. Beaty
  Lewistown - Elinor E. Beaty, 75, of 403 S. Main, also a resident of Country Manor Sheltered Care Home in Pekin, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 1984, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria where she had been a patient for two weeks.
  She was born Sept. 16, 1909, in Waterford Township, the daughter of John F. And Mary Eva (Mann) Heffren. She married Raymond C. Beaty on March 11, 1957, in Springfield. He died Sept. 29, 1980.
  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Hranka of Pekin; two stepsons, Raymond C. Beaty Jr. of New York, NY and Gene Allen Beaty of Detroit, MI; 10 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Heffren and John Heffren, both of Lewistown; two sisters; Mrs. Margaret Davis of Bushnell and Mrs. Maralee Bowman of Joliet; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Henry Memorial Home, the Rev. Robert O'Connor officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Lung Association.

Obituary of Raymond C. Beaty I
died: September 29, 1980
Canton Daily Ledger, (Canton, IL) - Sept. 30, 1980, page 12
  Lewistown - Raymond C. Beaty, 65, of 403 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 4:07 p.m. Monday in Graham Hospital at Canton.
  He was born Aug. 4, 1915, in Havana, a son of Jack and Margaret (Belles) Beaty. He first married Marie Updike, who preceded him in death on June 17, 1956. He later married Elinor Heffren March 1, 1957, in Lewistown.
  She survives, along with two sons, Raymond C. Beaty, Jr. of New York City and Gene A. Beaty of Mathersville; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry (Patricia) Hranka of Pekin; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.
  Mr. Beaty had been a maintenance man at Illinois Power Company in Havana for 26 years before retiring on Aug. 28, 1980. He was a member of IDEW Electrical Workers Union and the United Mine Works Union 7455. He also was a member of the Isabel Christian Church, of Havana Lodge 88, AF & AM and was a charter member of the Chandlersville Optimist Club.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Obituary of Sarah Catherine Beaty
died: May 23, 1957
Argus Searchlight (Astoria, IL), Wednesday, May 29, 1957
  Miss Sarah Catherine Beaty, 85, of Havana, a resident of Fulton County until the last six years, died Thursday afternoon in the Graham Hospital in Canton where she had been a patient for two weeks.
  She was born May 18, 1871 in Kerton township, a daughter of Peter and Lavina (Minner) Beaty.
  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Dollie I. Whitehead of Easton and Mrs. Lilley Tippey of Havana; one brother, Elmer Beaty of Franklin, KY and several nieces and nephews.
  Rev. Fred Thompson conducted funeral services at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Horton Funeral Home. Burial was in Hickory cemetery, southeast of Summum.

Obituary of Anita "Ferne" Ferne Beaty Schisler
died: December 27, 1985
Canton Daily Ledger, (Canton, IL) Mon. Dec. 30, 1985
  Ferne Schisler, 81, of rural Astoria, died at 12:25 p.m. Friday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
  She was born June 6, 1904, in Woodland twp., the daughter of Frank and Birdie (Martin) Beaty. She married Carl Schisler Sept. 5, 1925 in Macomb. He died Jan. 29, 1981.
  Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Melba Collins of rural Frederick; Mrs. Bessie Pempek of Springfield; Mrs. Nelda Parker of Astoria; Mrs. Carolyn Holloway of Chillicothe; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Maxine Haney of Colchester. She was also preceded in death by one grandchild, one sister and two brothers.
  She was a member of the Summum Christian Church. Services were scheduled to be held today at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria. Collins Trone officiating. Burial was to be in Astoria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Obituary of Carl Schisler
Argus Searchlight (Astoria, IL), Wed., Feb. 4, 1981
  Carl Schisler, 81, of Astoria, died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1981 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born April 16, 1899 at Astoria, the son of Edward and Josephine Branchfield Schisler. He married Fern Beaty Sept. 5, 1925 in Macomb. She survives.
  Also surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Melba Collins of Frederick; Mrs. Bessie Pempek of Springfield; Mrs. Nelda Parker of Astoria; and Mrs. Carolyn Holloway of Chillicothe; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hayes of Vermont. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert and Evert; and one infant grandchild.
  Mr. Schisler was a retired farmer. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Collins Trone officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Phillip Collins, Gregory Parker, Geffrey Parker, Gerry Parker, Craig Holloway and Byron Pempek, grandsons. Mrs. Connie Lockard served as organist. Burial was in the Astoria cemetery.

Obituary of Cora Beaty Shawgo
Canton Daily Ledger (Canton, IL), Friday, Jan. 26, 1973
  Mrs. Cora Shawgo, 81, of 414 N. First Ave. died at 12:10 a.m. today in Graham Hospital.
  She was born Nov. 6, 1891, in Summum, the daughter of Nathan and Jane (Beaty) Beaty. She married George Shawgo July 14, 1929, in Astoria. He survives.
  Also surviving are a son, Charles Shawgo, Canton Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Starcevich of Canton, Route 4 and Mrs. Wilma Long of Canton, Route 5; two stepsons, Keith Shawgo of Des Moines, IA and Delbert Shawgo of London Mills; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lela Shaw of Canton, Route 2 and Mrs. Nelda Brush of Lewistown; 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and three grandchildren died earlier.
  Mrs. Shawgo was a member of the Church of Brethren and the Longview Social Club.
  Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Oaks Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Horace Huse officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the chapel. Memorials may be contributed to the Church of the Brethren.

Obituary of Ethel Ceceila Beaty Thompson
died: May 11, 1978
Canton Daily Ledger (Canton, IL), May 12, 1978
  Adair - Ethel C. Thompson, 61, of Adair, died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday at McDonough District Hospital.
  She was born May 1, 1916, in Fulton County, the daughter of Frank and Birdie (Martin) Beaty. She married Carrol Thompson Dec. 1, 1934, at Macomb.
  Surviving are her husband; three sons, Verl of Cheyenne, WY.; Harold of Bushnell; Norman of Industry; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Hall of Beardstown; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Fay Beaty of Astoria, and Dwight Beaty of Oneida; two sisters, Ferne Schisler of Astoria and Maxine Haney of Colchester. Her parents preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Thompson attended schools in Fulton County and lived in Adair twenty years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Adair.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Louis Zuck will officiate with burial in Summum cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday. Visitation with the family will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Obituary of Clayton Tippey
died: October 1, 1977
Canton Daily Ledger (Canton, IL), Monday, Oct. 3, 1977
  Huntsville - Clayton Tippey, 80, of rural Huntsville, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at his home.
  He was born in Kerton township, Fulton Co., Mar. 24, 1897, the son of Ellsworth and Lillie (Beaty) Tippey. He married Eva Trone Feb. 19, 1920 in Lewistown.
  Surviving are his wife; one son, Robert of Plymouth; one daughter, Maxine Danner of Vermont; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence of Lincoln; two sisters, Verna McCody or Minneapolis, MN and Pearl Fisk of Peoria. One son, one grandson and one brother preceded him in death.
  Mr. Tippey was a World War I veteran and a retired farmer.
  Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria. Collins Trone will officiate with burial in Astoria Cemetery.

Obituary of Emory "Ellsworth" Ellsworth Tippey
Argus Searchlight (Astoria, IL) - Wed., Oct. 14, 1936
  Emory Ellsworth Tippey was born on the farm where he spent his entire life in Kerton township, March 27, 1868. He departed this life October 7th, being 68 years, 6 months and 10 days of age.
  Mr. Tippey was united in marriage to Lillie Beaty on Nov. 22, 1892. To this union five children were born, who with his wife survive to mourn his departure.
  His children are: Clem and Clayton of Woodland, Lawrence and Verna at home, and Mrs. Pearl Fisk of Kerton; also eleven grandchildren and one brother, Scott Tippey.
  He will be sadly missed by a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday morning at the home three miles southeast of Summum at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Burial in Summum cemetery.

Obituary of Lillie B. Beaty Tippey
died: October 15, 1969
Canton Daily Ledger (Canton, IL)
  Astoria - Funeral services will be held Friday for Mrs. Lillie B. Tippey, 96, a life-time Astoria area resident, who died Tuesday afternoon in the Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville, following a lengthy illness.
  Born Sept. 2, 1873 in Kerton township to Peter and Lovina (Minner) Beaty, she was married in 1893 to Ellsworth Tippey. He died Oct. 7, 1936.
  Survivors include three sons, Clem Tippey of Astoria, Clayton Tippey of Huntsville, IL and Lawrence Tippey of Havana; and two daughters, Mrs. Verna McCody of Minneapolis, MN. and Mrs. Pearl Fisk of Peoria.
  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Elmer Beaty of Franklin, KY.
  The Rev. James Shirley will officiate at the 2 p.m. services Friday in the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria. Burial will be in the Summum cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.

Obituary of Clarence "Mac" D. McMaster
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Peoria Journal Star, December 27, 2007
Clarence McMaster
  FARMINGTON - Clarence D. "Mac" McMaster, 83, of Farmington passed away at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born in Yates City, on April 6, 1924, to Fred G. and Daisy B. (Fulton) McMaster, he married Harriett A. Leighton. She died Nov. 6, 1972. He married Mary L. (Cline) Wilson on Dec. 27, 1973, in Canton. She died Aug. 20, 2004.
  Surviving are four children, Sue Ellen (Bob) Myers of Melrose, Iowa, Jay R. McMaster of Galesburg, Bill (Donna) Wilson of Hurst, Texas, and Jim Wilson of Colchester; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
  Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Dean Wilson; two brothers, Berwyn McMaster and Elburn Dilts; and one sister, Ruth E. Nelson.
  Mac was a line inspector at the East Peoria Caterpillar plant, retiring in 1978.
  He was a member of the Farmington American Legion Post 140 and cooked catfish for the legion baseball teams for 51 years. He was a 50-year member of the Elmwood VFW and a member of the Farmington Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1571 and the Hanna City Sportsman Club.
  He was a volunteer for the Yates City Fire Department for many years.
  He was an Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division during the European Theatre.
  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. The Rev. David Swain will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, with military rites by the Farmington American Legion.
  Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
  Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

Register-Mail, Galesburg, IL, December 27, 2007
Clarence D. 'Mac' McMaster 1924-2007
  FARMINGTON - Clarence D. "Mac" McMaster, 83, Farmington, passed away at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2007) at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
  Born in Yates City, April 6, 1924, to Fred G. and Daisy B. (Fulton) McMaster, he married Harriett A. Leighton. She died Nov. 6, 1972. He married Mary L. (Cline) Wilson on Dec. 27, 1973, in Canton. She died Aug. 20, 2004.
  Surviving are four children, Sue Ellen (Bob) Myers of Melrose, Iowa, Jay R. McMaster of Galesburg, Bill (Donna) Wilson of Hurst, Texas, and Jim Wilson of Colchester; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Dean Wilson; two brothers, Berwyn McMaster and Elburn Dilts; and one sister, Ruth E. Nelson.
  Mac was a line inspector at the East Peoria Caterpillar plant, retiring in 1978.
  He was a member of Farmington American Legion Post 140 and cooked catfish for the legion baseball teams for 51 years. He was a 50-year member of the Elmwood VFW and a member of Farmington Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1571 and the Hanna City Sportsman Club. He was a volunteer for the Yates City Fire Department for many years. He was an Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in the European Theater.
  Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, where visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. The Rev. David Swain will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, with military rites by the Farmington American Legion.
  Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
  Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

Obituary of Mary Louise Cline Wilson McMaster
Peoria Journal Star, August 24, 2004
Mary McMaster
  FARMINGTON - Mary Louise McMaster, 83, of 255 E. Central died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Farmington Country Manor.
  Born Aug. 23, 1920, in London Mills to William C. and Ethel Voorhees Cline, she married David Wilson in 1938. He preceded her in death.
  She also was preceded in death by one son, Dean Wilson, one half brother and three sisters.
  She later married Clarence "Mac" McMaster on Dec. 27, 1973, in Canton. He survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Jay McMaster of Galesburg, Jim Wilson of Colchester and Bill (and Donna) Wilson of Hurst, Texas; one daughter, Sue (and Bob) Myers of Melrose, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Giles "Chick" Cline of Callahan, Fla.; and one sister, Maxine Hartley of Bloomington.
  She was a physician's assistant for Dr. James Reed in Farmington for 30 years and also worked as an assistant librarian at Farmington Public Library.
  She was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge 470, American Legion Post 140 Auxiliary and Elmwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4724 Auxiliary.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Blair will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue Squad or Farmington Public Library.

Death Notice of Josiah Stout
Fulton County Ledger, October 21, 1862.
  DIED, at the home of his son Charles in Tazewell county, on the 10th inst., Mr. Josiah Stout, aged 83 years. Burial was in the Canton City Cemetery with his late wife.
  from Anthony Kaney arkaney@excite.com: that this person was living in Tazewell county at the time of his death, however, he had previously lived in Fairview, Fulton county, is buried in Canton, and his children Charles Steward Stout and Cornelia L Stout Huff lived in Canton after his death. Their obits are on this site.

Death of Lt. Leonard Henry Davis II and Lt. George Phillip Turner
Canton Daily Ledger, Thursday, March 28, 1957
Two ANG Pilots Are Killed In Trivoli Plane Crash
Killed In Trivoli Crash; Lt. Leonard Davis Of Canton One of Victims; As Trainer 'Spins In'; Metamora Pilot Is Also Killed Instantly; Cause Undetermined
 Two Air National Guards pilots, one from Canton, the other from Metamora, were killed instantly Wednesday evening when their single engine training plane crashed in a wooded area about two miles north of Trivoli.
 The victims were Lt. Leonard H. Davis Jr., 21, of Canton, and Lt. George Phillip Turner, 24, of Metamora.
 Their T-28 training plane dived into a clearing about one fourth of a mile west of a gravel road and the farm of Albert Geyer.
 Lt. Davis is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Davis Sr., who formerly resided on the old road from Canton to Cuba, but who now live near Yates City. Lt. Turner is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Turner of Virginia.
 It was reported at the scene that the plane had successfully performed one steep left bank and was in the process of another when it went into a spin and crashed in a small clearing.
 A second plane in the training flight recorded the location and flashed  the signal to the tower of the Greater Peoria Airport, where the plane had taken off about an hour and one half previously.
 The bodies were removed through rough, hilly country on a flat -bed wagon drawn by a tractor. Air Force personnel at the scene refused to permit photographers to take pictures.
 The crash occurred about 6"30 p.m., but the bodies were not removed from the scene until shortly before 10 o'clock.
  About 1,000  Feet
  Lt. Col. Harold C. Norman, commanding officer of the 169th ANG Fighter Squadron, told The Canton Daily Ledger today that though the altitude of the plane before the crash is not known, it is believed it was flying at about 1,000 feet.
 The plane belonged to the 169th Fighter Squadron and was one of the 30 being used during a training period before the squadron begins using F-86D jets, F-51 "Mustangs" were used by the squadron until recently.
 Col. Norman said cause of the crash has not been determined and will not be announced until a thorough investigation has been completed.
 Lt. Davis recently completed a six-month period of Air Force flight instruction and joined the Peoria fighter squadron only about a month ago. He also had been flying jet planes from a Springfield airport.
 Lt. Turner served with the Air Force as a jet pilot prior to his discharge last August.
 It has not been determined which pilot was flying the plane when it crashed.
 One witness at the scene said the plane apparently "came straight down" as it landed in the clearing "without breaking a branch" from nearby trees.
  Lt. Davis
 Lt. Davis was born Feb. 14, 1936 in Canton, a son of Leonard S. and Letadel (Hendee) Davis, and was married in Canton on Oct.5, 1956, to Barbara Ann Kaler, who survives.
 Also surviving are his parents near Yates City, three brothers, George L., Ralph D. , and David A. Davis all at home, and a sister, Mrs. Larry Routlage, also of Yates City.
 He was a member of the Shields Chapel Evangelical United Brethren church.
 Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Methodist church by the pastor William Bennett. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
 Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour before the services.
  Lt. Turner
 Lt. Turner was born Nov.11, 1933, in Rushville, a son of Lyle and Emily (Snowden) Turner. His widow and three-year old daughter survive.
 Others survivors include his parents, in Virginia; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Turner, 128 West Chestnut street; paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Snowden, 30 North Sixth Avenue; and an uncle Arlie Turner, in Cuba.
 Lt. Turner re-entered Bradley University last fall as a junior, having attended the University before entering the Air Force.

Death Notice of John "Jim" W. Barnett
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - July 9, 1996
Barnett, John W. "Jim"
  Barnett, John W. "Jim", 86, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 7, 1996) at home. He was born in O'Brien and came here in 1993 from La Belle. He worked as a grocery and produce salesman. He was a member of South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge, Jacksonville.
  Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Barnett Dews, Clearwater; three brothers, Leonadous, O'Brien, Ovid, Marco Island, and Harry, Loxahatchee; four sisters, Mildred Duncan, Alachua, Marguerite Lynch, High Springs, Maxine Horne, Jacksonville, and Marie Suggs, Santa Fe, N. M.; and two grandchildren.
  Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - July 9, 1996
John W. "Jim" Barnett
  John W. "Jim" Barnett, 86, of Clearwater died Sunday at home. He was a native of O'Brien. He was a retired salesman in the grocery and produce industry, and member of a Masonic Lodge in Jacksonville and South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church.
  He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Barnett Dews of Clearwater; three brothers, Leonadous of O'Brien, Ovid) of Marco Island, and Harry of Loxahatchee; four sisters, Mildred Duncan of Alachua, Marguerite Lynch of High Springs, Marie Suggs of Santa Fe, N. M., and Maxine Horne of Jacksonville; and two grandchildren.
  Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

Obituary of Ruby Aileen Tomlinson Harn Barnett
Peoria Journal Star, September 3, 1996
Ruby Hahn
  PEKIN - Ruby Aileen Hahn, 75, of 900 Centennial Drive, East Peoria, formerly of 1302 Center St., died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
  Born June 22, 1921, in Rushville to Clarence Arthur and Alta Ann French Tomlinson, she married Robert H. Harn on Aug. 27, 1939, in New London, Mo. He died Nov. 15, 1964. She later married John W. "Jim" Barnett on June 24, 1972, in Pekin. He died July 7, 1996, in Clearwater, Fla. One grandson also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Lou Ann) Spyres Cameron of Batavia and Mrs. Frank (Judith D.) Johns of Pekin; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jesse (Margaret L.) Street of Rushville; and one great-granddaughter.
  She was a bookkeeper for many years.
  She was a member of First Christian Church in Pekin.
  Services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sugar Grove North Cemetery in Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Obituary of Charles Edward Blemler
died: November 25, 1956
Astoria Argus, November 28, 1956
  Charles E. Blemler died at his home here Sunday morning at the age of 83 years. He was a retired contractor, in brick work, cement and plastering. Since the death of his wife in March 1942, he lived alone. Death was due to cancer of the face and other complications.
  Mr. Blemler was the last of his family. A son preceded him in death.
  Born August 3, 1873 in Astoria, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blemler, he was maried on Oct. 4, 1894 in Astoria to Dilla Demmy, who preceded him in death on March 14, 1942.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Horton Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Lee C. Maynard, pastor of the Astoria Christian church. Burial in the Astoria Memorial Mausoleum.

Death of Amelia Mattox Bonnell
b. 21 Jul 1814, d. 02 Oct 1896
unknown paper
  Mrs. A. Bonnell , whose obituary appears elsewhere in this issue, was on her annual visit with her son, Dr. W. W. Bonnell, and her daughter, Mrs. H. F. Farwell, of Astoria, Ill., and their families, when her sudden and brief sickness took her from labor to reward. For many years she has made and enjoyed these annual autumnal visits. This time her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Watson, accompanied her on her way as far as Chapin, when they separated, all unaware that it was to be their final parting, the daughter going on to visit friends elsewhere. The week before her sickness her son, Joseph G., a former pastor of the M. E. church of this place, and who had not met her for near eight years, having resided in Florida for that length of time, went from the late session of his conference, at Jerseyville, Ill., to make her a visit. He found her in remarkable vigor for one of her age, and after a brief, but mutually delightful visit, he bade her adieu the evening of September 23d and returned to his home Harrisburg, Ill. On Thursday, Oct. 1, about 11:30 a. m., she was taken violently ill with congestion of the stomach, to which she had be subject at different periods in late years. For some hours she suffered intense pain, but afterward became comparatively easy, and then passed into a state of unconsciousness from which she never rallied, and died at 11:15 p.m. Friday. A telegram Friday afternoon conveyed word to her relatives at Barry and Mrs. Watson made her way as quickly as possible thitherward. But, alas, ere she reached her bedside, about 1:30 a. m., October 3d, the “silver cord was loosed, and the golden bowl was broken.” The last conflict had come and death had asserted her sway. But her beautiful life faded out as gently and peacefully “As sinks the summer’s sun to rest.”
  Contributed by Sandi Donaldson
  Note: Married to Henry Bonnell. daughter, Belle Farwell and son, Dr. W. W. Bonnell lived in Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois.   Dr. W. W. Bonnell and wife, Jane E. Bonnell are buried in Astoria Cemetery.

Obituary of Kate Bonnell
unknown paper
  Kate Bonnell , daughter of Henry and Amelia Bonnell, was born near Griggsville, Pike county, Ill., Jan. 13, 1859, and departed this life at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Watson, in Barry, Ill., February 28, 1902.
  Her early life was spent with her parents, brothers and sisters at Griggsville, Ill., where her father was engaged in business for many years. She graduated from the Griggsville high school in the summer of 1879, and in the same year began teaching school as a profession; filling with honor and credit to herself positions as primary teacher at Chambersburg, Meredosia and Barry, Ill.; also at Wichita, Kansas, and Salt Lake City, Utah. While teaching at Salt Lake the work being very heavy and the strain too much for her strength, because of failing health, she resigned her position and returned to Illinois, spending some time with her sister at Astoria, Ill., and about 1894 came to Barry, Ill., to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Margaret Watson. Her experience and eminent fitness as a teacher in primary department work was fully known to the Barry public school board and four years ago she accepted at a good salary a position as primary teacher in our schools, which positions she ably filled to the entire satisfaction of every school board since as also the patrons of the school. This sketch would be incomplete without saying that she was eminently qualified for the special work among the children; she loved the children and the children loved her; the government of the children was by the sternness of love; she was easily approached by the pupils, but her demeanor was such that familiarity with the children did not breed contempt, and they had the greatest respect for her. Her idea of a teacher’s work was broader than some; she was not satisfied with merely having the children learn so many lessens from the text books, but always opened her school with song, reading from God’s word and prayer and taught them that an all seeing eye was watching over their work and actions; thus morality and obedience to God were enjoined by her teachings and example. Herein was the secret of success that attended her work where ever she went. Her work will not end with her death but the influences which she set at work in the young minds and hearts will be felt for more than a generation. Hers was a noble work and who would not covet such qualities of head and heart if they desired to teach successfully? Sister Bonnell united with the Methodist church when quite young at Griggsville. She placed her membership in Barry, M. E. Church Jan. 20, 1896. In 1897 she was elected superintendent of the primary department and remained as such until her death.
  She leaves to mourn her death three brothers, Dr. W. W. Bonnell, Astoria, Ill., Rev. J. G. Bonnell, Epworth, Ill., and Albert Bonnell, of Chicago, Ill, and three sisters, Mrs. Helen Smith, Barry, Ill., Mrs. Belle Farwell, who was her twin sister, Astoria, Ill., and Mrs. Margaret Watson, Barry, Ill., and many other relatives and friends.
  The funeral services were conducted in the M.E. Church Sunday, March 2, 1902, at 2:30 p.m. by her pastor, W.M. Hailey.
  The Barry school board, corps of teachers in the primary department attended in a body and occupied seats near the casket that contained the remains of their beloved co-worker and teacher. The floral tributes composed of designs and cut flowers, the gifts of the teachers, school board, children and the primary department of the Sunday school literally covered the casket and all the space around it. As the sun was sinking to the western horizon at the close of day her body was laid to rest in beautiful Park Lawn cemetery.
  Contributed by Margaret Rutledge

Obituary of Grace E. Marshall Bowen Demy
died: December 24, 1978
unknown paper
Mrs. Grace E. Demy, 91, a resident of Canton Nursing Center, formerly of the Ipava and Bushnell area died at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 1978 at the center.
  Graveside services were held Monday at Ipava Cemetery with Rev. Earl Moore officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.
  She was born Nov. 2, 1887 at Brazil, Iowa, a daughter of Robert and Emma Hutchenson Marshall.
  Surviving are a son, Roy Bowen of Peoria and a daughter Mrs. Carl (Margaret) Pickering of Abingdon; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Obituary of Henry Clay Demy
Astoria, Illinois, May 14, 1940 (Special)
  Henry C. Demy, 75, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ghlee Walters, in Beardstown. He was taken to his daughter's home several months ago when he became ill.
  He was born July 17, 1865 in Pennsylvania, a son of John and Mary (Sellers) Demy.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Thomas Harn and Mrs. George Ring, all of Beardstown. There are three grandchildren, Mrs. Don Armstrong, Peoria, and Robert and Margaret Anne Harn, Beardstown. A brother and sisters are J. C. Demy, Champaign; Mrs. C. C. McLaren, Farmington, and Mrs. C. E. Blemler and Mrs. William Burgard, Astoria.
  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Horton Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Thompson. Burial will be in Astoria cemetery.
  Note: Mrs. Walters is Helen G.; Mrs. Thomas Harn is Wilma married to John "Tom" "Thomas" Thomas Harn; Mrs. George Ring is Anna Marie; J. C. Demy is Jesse "Jess" L. Demy; Mrs. C. C. McLaren is Ella Cora married to C. "Albert" C. McLaren; Mrs. C. E. Blemler is Dilla "Dilly" E. married to Charles Edward Blemler; Mrs. William Burgard is Amanda A.

Obituary of Mary "Lizzie" Elizabeth Demy
Astoria Argus, September 10, 1930
  Mary Elizabeth Demy, second child of John C. and Mary Sellers Demy, was born July 3, 1858, near Harrisburg, in Dauphon Co., Pennsylvania, passed away Sept. 6, 1930.
  In early womanhood she united with the Church of the Brethren. Her great interest in life was in church activities. For many years she was a Sunday School teacher. In the early nineties she was matron and instructor in sewing at McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, where she made many warm friends. She was very interested in the child life of her nieces and nephews. It was a great comfort to her to care for her parents in their declining years.
  The deceased leaves five sisters, Mrs. Emma Landis, Burlington, Kansas; Mrs. Alice Koutz, Longmont, Colo.; Mrs. Ella McLaren, Farmington, Ill.; Mrs. Amanda Burgard, Mrs. Dilla Blemler and two brothers, J. L. Demy of Bader, and H. C. Demy of Astoria.
  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at South Fulton church, conducted by Rev. Emmit Eshelman and Rev. Braun. Burial in nearby cemetery.

Obituary of Mary "Mamie" Amelia Blemler Demy
died: December 19, 1915
Astoria Argus, December 1915
Answers Call
  Mrs. Mary A. Blemler Demy passed away at 3:30 Sunday at her home one and one half miles southwest of Astoria. The cause of death was kidney trouble and other complications from which she has been a long patient sufferer. She was aged 44 years, 7 months and 8 days.
  The deceased was born in Astoria, May 11, 1871. She was married Nov. 30, 1890, to H. C. Demy and to them were born three children, Mrs. Wilma Harn of Beardstown, Mrs. Helen Walters of Table Grove and Anna M. at home, who with the father survive to mourn the loss of a tender, loving and true wife and mother.
  Besides her family she leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Anna E. Blemler and two brothers, C. E. and J. H. Blemler both of Astoria and a host of friends.
  Since the day she took sick, nothing in medical skill or otherwise was spared to restore her health.
  The sympathy of the community goes out to the husband and family.
  The funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. C. T. Pilch. Interment in Astoria cemetery.
  Note: H. C. Demy is Henry Clay Demy; C. E. Blemler is Charles Edward Blemler married to Henry Clay Demy's sister, Dilla "Dilly" E. Demy.

Obituary of Belle Bonnell Farwell
born: Jan. 13, 1859; d. December 05, 1942
unknow paper
  Belle Bonnell Farwell died at her home in Terre Haute, Indiana, Saturday night, December 5.
  {Funeral} in Barry this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o'clock from the Hufnagel Funeral Home with Rev. J. Henry Cox officiating.
  Mrs. Farwell is the daughter of Henry and Amelia Bonnell of near Griggsville and was the last survivor aof a family of eleven children. She was a sister of the late Mrs. Eugene Smith and Mrs. W.W. Watson of Barry.
  She was married to Hart F. Farwell of Astoria, Illinois who was a pioneer in the telephone business having organized the Bloomington, Illinois, Terre Haute, Indiana and many other exchanges in Illinois and Indiana.
  Mrs. Farwell was a member of the Methodist church in Terre Haute.
  She is survived by one son, Maro B. of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, a daughter, Miss Bonnie Farwell of Terre Haute and four grandchildren. One son, Hubert, died a few years ago.
 The son and daughter, and a friend, arrived in Barry Tuesday night for the funeral services and are at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Watson, Mrs. R. S. Cooke of Springfield also reached Barry Tuesday night.
  Internment will be in the family lot in Park Lawn cemetery here where her husband and three sisters are buried.
  Contributed by Margaret Rutledge

Obituary of Sarah Bell Huffman Helle Ford
died: February 20, 1938
unknown paper
Mrs. Sarah Belle Ford, 62, is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Sarah Bell Ford, 62, died last night at her home in Cass Township.
  She had lived all her lifetime within a mile of the Buckeye church. Born Aug 6, 1875 in the Buckeye neighborhood, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Lasswell) Huffman, she was later married to Anthony Helle, who died July 24, 1909. Later she married John Ford, who survives.
  Children are: Charles Helle, Smithfield; Mrs. Clara Palmer, Boulder, Colo.; Miss Bessie Helle, Chicago; Earl Helle, Beardstown; Fred Helle, Smithfield; and Anthony Helle, Canton. Step-children are: Miss Blanch Ford, Avon Harry Ford, Ellisville; Mrs. Jacuqutta Brush, Marietta; Mrs. Ona Shiver, Canton; and Mrs. Dorothy Woodcock, Farmington. Mrs. Phoebe Eveland, Cuba, is an aunt. There are several grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Buckeye church of which she was a member, by the Rev. Russell Coulter of Smithfield.

Obituary of Robert Sherman Fouts
died: July 06, 1928
unknown paper
Robert Sherman Fouts Dies in Babylon Bend Fairview, Ill.
  Robert Sherman Fouts, well known resident in the vicinity of Babylon Bend, died at his home there July 6 following a short illness.
  He was born in Ellisville, the son of George and Elizabeth Fouts on September 9, 1866. He had made his home at the same place near Ellisville for 58 years. On Dec.16, 1895, he was married to Miss Theresa Helle, who preceded him in death less than two months ago.
  Surviving are one child, Miss Alta, at home, one brother George of near Lewistown and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Kuter of Keokuk, Iowa, and Mrs. Flora Jenkins of Gentry, Arkansas. Four brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
  Mr. Fouts was a well known member of the Ellisville, I. 0.0. F. and had held many offices in that lodge during his lifetime.
  Funeral services will be held at the Wiley Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. N. A. Miller of Canton officiating. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery with members of the Odd Fellow Lodge of Ellisville in charge of rites at the grave.

Obituary of Elbert "Elb" Lee Harn
died: March 30, 1988
unknown paper
  Elbert "Elb" Harn, 78, of rural Colchester died at 5:28 a.m. Wednesday at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born Oct. 18, 1909 in Table Grove to Trebert and Margaret Stuart Harn, he married Ruth Strode in Springfield Sept. 1, 1944. She died June 30, 1957. He later married Doris Miller in Macomb Oct. 18, 1974. She survives.
  Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Mrs. Thomas (Phyllis) Baird of Colchester; five stepgrandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
  One stepchild and two brothers preceded him in death.
  A retired farmer and veteran of World War II, he was a member of Table Grove American Legion Post 413; Macomb VFW Post 1921, where he was a lifetime member; Fulton County 40 et 8, No. 812; and the Macomb Fraternal Order of Eagles.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with the Rev. Ron Derrig-Green officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery, with military rites at graveside. Calling hours are at the memorial home, with no family visitation.
  Memorials may be made to VFW Post 1921.

Obituary of Frances "Fannie" Leighty Harn
Genealogical Abstracts from the Astoria Argus, Sept 1886-February 1892, by Janet Pease, page 92
  Vermont: Mrs. Frances Harn nee Leighty died last Friday aged 70y. She was the widow of J. T. Harn who died some years ago. She is survived by 3 grown children and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral was Saturday.
  Note: Frances died March 28, 1889 and was married 1st John "Henry" Henry Merrell; 2nd to John Hanson Thornton Harn.  She is buried with John Henry in Vermont Cemetery.

Obituary of Frances L Leighty Harn
died: January 16, 1863
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., Apr 2, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 8, Pg. 2, Col. 7.
HARN - At her residence near Moravia, Appanoose Co., Iowa, Jan. 16,
  Mrs. Frances L., wife of Mr. T. Harn, formerly of Fayette Co., Pa., aged 43 years, 11 months and 16 days.
  Sister Harn, once Miss Leighty, possessed an amiable disposition, being naturally mild, her young spirit yielded to the sweet influences of a Savior's love, and thus in early life she became the subject of the saving merits of His blood.
  In the month of March, 1843, she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Hopewel, Fayette County, Pa., under the ministry of Rev. S. E. Hudson, and the following year removed to Masontown, where she was received by letter, and remained a working Christian, until with her husband, in 1847, she went to the "far West," and united with others in forming a new organization of the Church she so dearly loved, in the town of Moravia, Iowa. Here she lived in full communion until her Savior called her home. Sister H's. Christian virtues and exemplary walk will be fondly cherished by all who knew her.
  She has left a kind husband and ten children, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends both in Pennsylvania and Iowa to mourn that she is gone, but they "mourn not as those who have no hope," for her last end was peace. May the Lord bless them all, and may all prepare to meet her in glory.
  "Death stole in softness o'er her lovely face,
  and touched each feature with a new-born grace,
  On check and brow unearthly beauty lay,
  Which told that life's poor cares had passed away.
  In my last hour if Heaven be kind to me.
  I ask no more that this - to die like thee" J.F. Baird.
  Note: Her husband, John Hanson Thornton Harn; son, Albert "Bert" Malin Harn and daughter, Margaret Smith; buried in Vermont Cemetery, Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois.
  from LouAnn Cameron

Obituary of John "Tom" "Thomas" Thomas Harn
Illinois Star, Beardstown, IL, November 24, 1951
  Thomas Harn, 62, who was employed hereby the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad for over 40 years died at 9:45 o'clock last night at his home, 1321 Adams Street.
  He had been in ill health the last few months.
  Mr. Harn, son of A. M. Harn and Minnie Heflin Harn was born in Vermont, Illinois, May 4, 1889. He moved to this city in 1910 and began his railroad career. The past 15 years he was a conductor on the "Q" here.
  Mr. Harn and Wilma Demy of Astoria were married in Lewistown January 23, 1912 and made their home in this city.
  He is survived by his wife, Wilma; one son, Robert Harn of Canton; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Armstrong of Peoria and Mrs. Margaret Ann Murray of Eureka; and three grandchildren, Lou Ann Harn, Judith Harn,
and Linda Murray.
  He is also survived by one brother, Trebert Harn of Table Grove and one sister, Mrs. Grace Palmer of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Mr. Harn was a member of the B. of R. T. and also the Railway
Conductors. He was also a member of the Masons here and the Elks Lodge.
  The body was taken to the Northcutt Funeral Home to be prepared for burial and will be returned to the Harn residence tomorrow morning.
  Friends may call at the residence tomorrow evening.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Northcutt Funeral Home. Interrment will be in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Minnie May Heflin Harn
unknown paper
  Minnie May Heflin, the daughter of James and Phoebe Ann Heflin was born in Vermont, Ill., June 15, 1865 and departed this life Feb 3, 1930, at 10:45 a.m. aged 64 years, 7 months, and 18 days.
  She was married to Albert M. Harn Dec. 29, 1885 to which union were born four children, all living, namely: John Thomas of Beardstown, Ill., Trebert Sloan of Table Grove, Ill., Mrs. Minnie Grace Palmer of Rockford, Ill., and Phoebe Ann at home.
  She was a faithful and loving wife, mother and sister, and a true friend to all who knew her. Her faith was in God and she read her Bible daily.
  For a number of months she has been failing, but on Jan. 26 took to her bed with pneumonia, which developed rapidly and took her from us.
  She leaves to mourn her departure besides her companion and children seven grandchildren; also three brothers and one sister, namely: Alexander, Joseph, Hiram and Mrs. Roena J. Vance of Vermont, Ill., three brothers {sisters} and one sister {brother} having preceded her in death namely: Mrs. Sarah McCoy, Mrs. Eura Foster, Miss Mary Heflin and George Heflin.
  Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church Wednesday afternoon 3:30 p.m. Rev. Tremains officiating. Interment in the Vermont cemetery.
  From LouAnn Cameron

Obituary of Wilma Demy Harn
died: March 15, 1956
unknown paper
Mrs. Wilma Harn, 64, Dies of Heart Attack at Home
  Mrs. Wilma Harn, 64, died suddenly at her home at 1321 Adams street at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon following her release from Schmitt Memorial hospital at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. She had been in the hospital three weeks as a heart patient and was brought home yesterday. After dinner she and members of her family were watching television at her home when she suffered another attack and died in her chair before a physician could be summoned.
  Mrs. Harn was born in Astoria on June 17, 1891 the daughter of Henry and Mary Demy and lived in Beardstown for many years. Her husband, Thomas Harn, a Burlington railroad trainman, died four years ago.
  Surviving are three children, Mrs. Margaret Ann Murray of this city; Mrs. Maxine White of Peoria and Robert Harn of Canton. Three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ghlee Walters and Mrs. George Ring both of this city also survive.
  The body was taken to the Northcutt funeral home and will be removed to the late residence this evening where friends may call. Funderal services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Northcutt funeral home with the Rev. Boyd Rudd, pastor of the First Methdoist church officiating. Burial will be made in the city cemetery.

Beardstown paper
  Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Harn, who died Thursday afternoon at her home here, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Northcutt Funeral home. The Rev. Boyd Rudd, pastor of the First Methodish church, officiated at the services. Wayne Mulkey, vocalist, sang "The Old Rugged Cross, and "Beyond the Sunset." Mrs. Charles Hobrock was the organist. The many flowers were arranged by Mrs. J. O. Adkinson, Mrs. C. I. Wright, Mrs. Edna Mallicoat, Mrs. Anna Coy, Mrs. P. J. Dooling, Mrs. Mae Echerd, Mrs. Hal Gilliland, Mrs. H. L. Munger, Mrs. T. N. Kinstle and Mrs. Callie Coy. Pallbearers were C. I. Wright, Mayor Glenn Tillitt, C. R. Craven, Ed Garnier, Kenneth Givens, Harry Kirby and Earl Coy. Burial was made in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Margaret Ann Harn Murray
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 24, 1994
Margaret A. Murray
 BEARDSTOWN - Margaret Ann Murray, 70, of Beardstown died Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Medical Center.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery.
  Surviving are her husband, Norville "Hap"; daughter, Mrs. Pat (Linda) Harris of Beardstown; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

unknown paper
   Margaret A. Murray, 70, of Beardstown died Tuesday afternoon, March 22, 1994, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  She was born July 24, 1923, in Beardstown, the daughter of Tom and Wilma Demy Harn. She married Norville "Hap" Murray June 16, 1940, in Monroe City, Mo. He survives.
  She is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pat (Linda) Harris of Beardstown; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one brother Robert Harn, and one sister, Maxine White.
  Mrs. Murray graduated from Beardstown High School in 1941. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Beardstown.
  Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be an informal visitation 408 p.m. Thursday and until time of services Friday. Memorials are suggested to the Cass County Visiting Nurses.

Death Notice of Norville "Hap" Bly Murray
died: April 09, 1995
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 11, 1995
Norville "Hap" Murray
  BEARDSTOWN - Norville "Hap" Murray, 74, of Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Beardstown died Sunday in Beardstown.
  Survivors: a daughter, Mrs. Pat (Linda) Harris of Beardstown; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Richard Murray of Beardstown; and a sister, Carolyn Elliott of Decatur.
  Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Beardstown City Cemetery. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Margaret Moore Pickering
Peoria Journal Star, April 17, 1992
Margaret Pickering
  ROSEVILLE - Margaret Pickering, 75, formerly of Abingdon and Avon, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 1992, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville.
  Born May 30, 1916, in Las Vegas, N. M., to Christian and Grace Marshall Moore, she married Carl E. Pickering on June 19, 1937, in Havana. He died June 6, 1981. She also was preceded in death by one daughter and three brothers.
  Surviving are two sons, Bruce A. of Fort Worth, Texas, and John D. of Avon; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Palmer of Canton; and five grandchildren.
  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ipava Cemetery. The Rev. William H. Waddell will officiate. There will be no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.

Partical Abstract of Elsie Bedwell Pollitt
Canton Daily Register, Saturday, August 6, 1921, front page
Mrs. Elsie Pollitt died early today; funeral is Sunday.
  Elsie Bedwell was born on 26 Aug 1895 in Banner Township, Fulton County, Illinois.
  She died pulmonary tuberculosis on 6 Aug 1921 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.
  She was buried on 8 Aug 1921 in Pollitt Cemetery, Fulton County, IL.

Obituary of Rachel Canavit Wolf/e Pollitt
Unknown Paper
Mrs. Rachael Pollitt Dies at Home in Banner
  Mrs. Rachael Pollitt, old time resident of Banner Township, died yesterday at her home, following an illness of two years of heart trouble.
  Her father was Nathaniel Kennavett and her mother's maiden name was Martha Singleton. In 1890 she was married in Banner Township to John A. Pollitt.
  Oscar Wolf and Samuel Wolf, two sons of a former marriage, survive, and Jesse Pollitt, Mrs. Nora Bedwell, Mrs. Blanche Liddle and Mrs. Mattie Hogan of Canton, Florence at home and Mrs. Claude Fouts of Banner, children of the latter marriage also survive. She leaves two brothers, James Kennavett of Macomb, and Tandy Kennavett, residing near Lewistown, and one sister, Mrs. Alex Pollitt, who lives at Macomb.
  Mrs. Pollitt resided near Banner for 58 years. She lived previous to that time in Missouri.
  Funeral services will be held in the Mt. Pleasant Church Sunday at 2 o'clock and internment made in the cemetary adjoining.
  Note: research says that her parents were Antoine Dominique Canavit & Martha Jane Singleton; 1st husband: Thomas H (Wolf) Wolfe.  Still looking for date of death & 1st name of daughter, Mrs. Claude Fouts.  Date of birth is September 11, 1856.  Mrs. Alex Pollitt is sister, Antoinette.

Death of Ruby Helen Pollitt
Canton Daily Ledger article December 30, 1916
  Ruby Pollitt, 17 months old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pollitt who was accidentally and severely burned Wednesday evening at her home near Maples Mill, died at 1:50 o'clock this morning.
  The child was burned Wednesday evening, when her clothing became ignited from a blazing stick which her little sister had taken from a stove in the brief absence of her mother, and was waving it about. The stick ignited the baby's clothing.

Obituary of Anna "Marie" Marie Demy Ring
died: May 7, 1977
unknown paper, May 1977
  Anna Marie Ring, 75 417 1/2 Monroe Street died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at Beardstown Hospital.
  Born in Astoria, she attended Astoria schools. She attended the United Methodist Church. She married George Ring, a former mayor, on April 20, 1920 in Lewistown. He died in 1962.
  Survivors include a sister Helen Walters, 1220 Adams Street and two nieces Maxine White of Peoria and Margaret Ann Murray of Macomb.
  Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. today at Beardstown City Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Armbrust officiating. Northcutt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Courier, Jacksonville, IL, May 8, 1977
  Anna Marie Ring, 75, 417 1/2 Monroe, Beardstown died Saturday morning in Beardstown hospital. She was a retired clerk at Walker's IGA in Beardstown.
  Mrs. Ring was born in Astoria April 20, 1902, daughter of Henry C. and Mamie Blemler Demy. She married George Ring, and he preceded her in death.
  Survivors include a sister, Helen Walters, Beardstown, and two nieces, Maxine White, Peoria and Margaret Ann Murray, Macomb.
  Mrs. Ring was a member of First Methodist church at Beardstown.
  Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Beardstown City cemetery, Rev. Wayne Armbrust officiating. Visitation will be at Northcutt Funeral home in Beardstown 6 to 9 tonight.
  Her funerary card lists as pallbearers: Bill Cowan, Bud Hackman, Clarence Elliott, Robert Buck, Everett Hale, and Jack Reller.

Obituary of George E. Ring
died: January 8, 1962
State Journal, Springfield, IL, January 10, 1962
  Funeral services will be held at the Northcutt Funeral Home here at 2:30 p.m. today for George E. Ring, 65, former city official, who died Monday morning in his home of a gunshot wound, thought to have been self-inflicted. He had been despondent, members of the family said, over an illness of months duration.
  Announcement has not been made as to the time of an inquest.
  Mr. Ring was mayor here from 1945 to 1953 and previously had been third ward alderman. He was a barber by profession and operated a shop here with Ghlee Walters for many years.
  He was born in Vermont June 9, 1896 and was the last of his family. His only survivor is his wife, Marie.

Beardstown, Illinois, January 8, 1962
George E. Ring, 65, Former May, Dies of Gunshop Wound
  George E. Ring, former mayor of Beardstown, was found dead in his home this morning with a shotgun wound in his head.
  Time of his death was set at 9:10 a.m.
  The body was found by Mrs. Alma Grant of 417 Monroe St., who said she heard a shot from a room of the adjoining Ring residence in the two-family duplex at 417 1/2 Monroe St.
  Mrs. Grant said she found the body lying across a bed with a .12 gauge shotgun nearby. One shot had been fired from the gun and one shot was still in the gun.
  Ring was alone. His wife had left earlier for Walker's IGA store where she is employed.
  Cass County Sheriff Howard [missing], Police Chief Dic Har[missing] and Officer Ray Taylor investigated. {missing} Ring had been despondent for some time. Deputy Coroner Paul Harrison was notified. The body was removed to the Northcutt Funeral Home. An inquest would be scheduled.
  George Ring served two full terms as mayor of Beardstown 1945-53 after eight years of experience as alderman of the third ward. He was first elected to city office in May 1937, and served as alderman during the administration of Fred I. Cline, later succeding Cline as mayor.
  Ring's administration was marked with considerable street improvements, as he used motor fuel tax funds for initial paving of a number of side streets.
  His terms as mayor were plagued with costly repairs of the wagon bridge which was knocked out of commission on numerous occasions by barges and towboats hitting the protective piling of the bridge and even hitting the bridge itself. [missing] that many persons complained pilots had declared a private war on Beardstown's old draw-span bridge.
  Ring was the first mayor to acknowledge the bridge's days were numbered and cooperated with state authorities in plans for a new toll-free bridge across the Illinois River at Beardstown.
  Twenty-five cent tolls had financed many previous city projects here and enabled Ring to purchase new steel bleachers at the Recreation Park.
  Ring worked for more flood protection for Beardstown, having served as alderman through the "dry flood" of 1943. He made many trips to Washington, D. C. to secure authorization of a higher and stronger seawall here.
  The new bridge was dedicated in September, 1955, two years after he had retired as mayor. Construction work is now progressing on final phases of the additional flood protection.
  Ring was a barber who was in partnership with Ghlee Walters in the barber shop adjoining the Central Hotel for many years. He later established a shop in his home at 417 1/2 Monroe Street.
  Funeral to be Wednesday
  The body was removed to the Northcutt Funeral home where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  George Ring was born June 9, 1896 at Vermont.
  He married Marie Demy April 20, 1920 at Lewistown. They moved to Beardstown in 1926 and continued to reside here.
  He was president of the Barbers' Union here, a member of Beardstown Elks Club and a member of the Rose Chapel Methodist Church at Astoria.
  He was the last of his family, and is survived by his widow, Marie.

Obituary of Alexander "Alex" Robertson
died: abt. 1941 based on marriage date of May 01, 1884
unknown paper
Alexander Robertson
  Alex Robertson, a brick mason in Ipava, Ill. for more than a half a century, died last night at his home.
  He was married 57 years ago to Neva Cope, who survives.
  Children are: Mrs. Ruth Fordyce and Beryl, Parker and Paul {Pearl} Robertson, all of Ipava; Mrs. Mary Hall, London Mills; and Herman, Louisville, Ky., Japser Robertson, Lewistown, is a brother.
  Two children, Mrs. Belle Copp and John Robertson, a brother, Alonzo and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Worley, preceded him in death.

Death Notice of John O. Robertson
unknown paper
John Robertson
  John Robertson, son of Alexander and Neva Cope Robertson, was born in Ipava on July 6, 1891, and passed away November 16, 1931, aged 40 years, 4 months and 10 days.
  He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Beryl and Parker of Ipava, Herman, of Peoria; and three sisters, Pearl at home; Mrs. Ruth Fordyce of Ipava; and Mrs. Mary Hall of London Mills.
  Interment was in the Ipava cemetery.

Obituary of Mary Generva Cope Robertson
unknown paper
Mary Generva Robertson
  Mary Generva Cope was born in Ipava February 6, 1865 and passed away at her home May 10, 1942, at the age of seventy seven years, three months and four days.
  She was united in marriage with Alexander Robertson, May 1, 1939 {1884}.
  She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ruth Fordyce, Beryl and Parker of Ipava, Herman of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Mary Hall of London Mills, Ill., and Miss Pearl at home.  Three children preceded her in death, Mrs. Flora Bell Kopp, John O. and Prudence May.
  Interment was in the family lot in the Ipava cemetery.

Obituary of Parker Robertson
died: October 28, 1944
Fulton Democrat, November 1, 1944
Parker Robertson
  Parker Robertson, a resident of Ipava, passed away Saturday.
  He was born in Ipava 40 years ago last June 16, 1904.  He was the son of Alex and Generva (Cope) Robertson.
  He was united in marriage with Annabel Lee, who with two daughters, Melba Lee and Phyllis survive.  He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Ruth Fordyce and Miss Pearl Robertson, and Beryl Robertson, Ipava, Mrs. Mary Hall, London Mills, and Herman Robertson, Peoria.
  Interment was in the Ipava Cemetery.

Obituary of Pearl Robertson
died: April 09, 1976
unknown paper
Pearl Robertson
  Miss Pearl Robertson, 86, died at the Nursing Center of Canton.
  She was born Aug. 31, 1889, a daughter of Alexander and Mary Cope Robertson.
  Surviving are one brother, Herman of Peoria, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Hall of London Mills.
  Interment was in the Ipava cemetery.

Death Notice of Raymond Rutledge
died: February 20, 1921
The Cuba Journal, February 24, 1921   
Death of Child
  Raymond, six-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Rutledge, died at the family home three miles south of Marietta at 1 o'clock Sunday morning of strangulation of the bowels.
  The funeral was held at the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Ralph Dean of Cuba. Interment was in the Marietta Cemetery.

Death of Jennie Sanders
The Quincy Daily Whig, Quincy, Ill, May 13, 1908
ANOTHER VICTIM OF TUBERCULOSIS
Miss Jennie Sanders Dies at Age of 21 Years – Ill Two Years
  Miss Jennie Sanders, who had resided for the past ten months with her sister, Mrs. Emil Fleer, died yesterday afternoon, at 3:55 o;clock, death being due to tuberculosis, from which ailment she had suffered for almost two years. She was but 21 years of age and her death comes as a sad blow to her friends and relatives. She came to this city, about ten months ago from Lewistown, Ill., where her parents reside and where she had been born and had lived all her life previous to coming to Quincy. The remains will be shipped back to Lewistown for burial.
 Submitted by Debbie Gibson

Obituary of Effie Belle Mayo Walters
clipping from Dollie (Swise) Chenoweth Scrapbook, page 9
  Effie Belle Mayo, daughter of Elisha and Hannah (Whistler) Mayo was born in Farmers Township, Sept. 13, 1864 and departed this life at her home in Table Grove, Jan. 5, 1929 at the age of 64 years 3 months and 22 days.
  She was united in marriage Feb.4, 1885 to Franklin P. Walters.
  To this union were born 10 children, seven of whom with the husband are left to mourn her departure. Three dying in infancy. Those surviving are as follows : Mrs. Chas. Reneau and Mrs. Ernie Shepard of Marietta. Mrs. Hollie Smith, Harvey and Leonard Walters of Table Grove, Ross and Glenn at home. She leaves 12 grandchildren. She leaves one sister Leota Allen and two brothers, John and James Mayo of Nebraska.
  She was united with the United Brethern Church at Buckwheat, known as Walter's Chapel, 38 years ago. Although her health did not permit her to attend reguraly she was ever ready to praise and serve her Master .

Obituary of Franklin Pierce Walters
From June Fitzpatrick's Collection of Obits
Macomb Daily Journal, Saturday, September 18, 1934
  Fraklin Walters, a pioneer retired farmer of Table Grove, passed away at his home in Table Grove at three o'clock yesterday afternoon. He had been seriously ill since he suffered a stroke a week ago this morning. He would have been 82 years old on next November 11th.
  Mr. Walters was born on a farm north of Table Grove and he lived on the same place for over seventy years, moving into Table Grove from the farm about eight years ago.
  The funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Temple church, and interment wil be at the Temple Cemetery.
  Mr. Walters leaves seven children: Harvey, Ross, Glenn, and Mrs. Carol Smith of Table Grove; Leonard of Adair; Mrs. May Reneau of near Canton; and Mrs. Maude Shepherd of Marietta. Mrs. Walters passed away about six years ago.
  Mr. Walters was the last of a family of eight children. He was a brother of the late M. C. Walters of Macomb. He is survived by several nieces and nephews of this city.

Obituary of Ghlee J. Walters
died: March 29, 1969
Unknown paper, Monday, March 31, 1969
  Funeral services for Glee Walters, 76, who died Saturday morning at the Schmitt Memorial Hospital were held today at 2 p.m. at the Northcutt Funeral Home with Rev. William Browning officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.
  He was born September 15, 1893 in Vermont, to S. K. and Marry Burris Walters.
  Survivors include two sisters Mrs. Ruth Wherley of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Helen Hughes of Astoria; several nieces and nephews. One sister and his parents preceded him in death.
  He was a retired barber of 47 years, a member of the Elks Club, Masonic Lodge and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary of Helen G. Demy Walters
died: December 20, 1981
Illinois Star, Beardstown, IL, December 21, 1981
  Helen G. Walters, age 88, of Beardstown Hospital Long Term Care Facility, and formerly of 1220 Adams Street, died at 10:13 p.m. Sunday at the Beardstown Hospital.
  She was born November 1, 1893 in Astoria, the daughter of Henry and Amelia Blemler Demy. She married Ghlee Walters, who preceded her in death in 1963 {1969}.
  Mrs. Walters is survived by one niece, Mrs. Margaret Murray of Macomb, and one great-niece Mrs. Linda Harris of Beardstown.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Wilma Harn and Marie Ring.
  She attended school in the Astoria area and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Beardstown.
  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Beardstown City Cemetery with Rev. Richard Mick of the First United Methodist Church officiating.
  There will be no formal visitation, but firends may call at the Sager-Northcutt Funeral Home anytime after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Obituary of Jane McCaughey Walters
From the Collection of June Fitzpaterick
Jane McCoy Walters
  Died Jan. 26th, Mrs. Thomas Walters, aged about 80 years.
  She had been sick for sometime and had been a great sufferer. We have not been able to procure an obituary. She was a sister of Mrs. McCance, their maiden name being McCaughey.

another one:
  Died Monday morning, Jan. 24th, 1892 at 6 o'clock, Mrs. Thomas Walters, living three miles west of town. She and her husband were one of the first old pioneer settlers. She was an aged lady and was well liked by all who knew her. The funeral was preached at the Temple church Tuesday at 12 o'clock and the remains were intered in the Temple Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved friends and relatives.
  Note: Her maiden name has also been reported as McCoy.

Obituary of Carl Matthew Westlake
Macomb Daily Journal, Friday, March 19, 1943
Carl M. Westlake of Table Grove dies
  Who: Carl Mathew Westlake, Table Grove farmer.
  Died: this morning at the home of his nephew, Frank Foster, of Bardolph, after an illness of about a year.
  Funeral: services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Clemens Funeral Home in Table Grove; Rev. Ingram of Adair officiating.
  Burial: Miner Cemetery north of Table Grove. Born: September 19, 1958, east of Table Grove.
  Parents: son of James and Teress (Thompson) Westlake, now deceased.
  Wife: Hattie Westlake, who survives; no children.
  Note: Carl Matthew Westlake was born on Sept. 19, 1858 in Fulton Co., IL.  Died on March 19, 1943 in Bardolph, McDonough Co., IL.  Buried on March 20, 1943 in Miner Cem., Farmers Twp., Fulton Co., IL.

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, April 2, 1908
Abel, Mrs. Thomas (M.): died March 29, 1908 at home, Canton. Former resident Red School House area

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, June 1, 1905
Adams, Charles: died May 21, 1905, killed by train at Hills Grove

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, August 19, 1904
Adams, George W.: died recently Mason City, IL. Grandfather of James Adams, Logan Township

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, August 19, 1904
Addis, infant of John: buried August 16, 1904 Green Valley

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, January 31, 1907
Adkinson, daughter of Lige: died recently Stark County. Funeral at Breeds. Buried Orendorff Cemetery

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, April 23, 1908
Albright, Nellie Frances: youngest child of Clarence, born March 27, 1908; died April 20, 1908 at Breeds

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, August 16, 1906
Albright, Roy: about 9 years; died August  9, 1906 Pekin, drowned

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, September 13, 1904
Alden, Barnaba: died August 28, 1904 Soldier's Home. CWV - Co. GH 92nd Ohio

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, October 24, 1907
Alford, Mrs. Sarah: nee Harvey, 67 years 9 months 26 days, died October 21, 1907 at home of Walter Smothers, Mapleton; buried Maple Ridge Cemetery; married Madison Long; several children: Marion, Canton; Mary; Lucretia & Lucinda deceased; married 2nd Samuel Carlson (he died several years ago);  3 children: John, Iowa; Mrs. Maggie Smothers, Breeds; 1 child died infancy; married 3rd William Alford (he died 3 or 4 years ago), no children. An aged sister survives: Mrs. Elizabeth Long

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, August 17, 1905
Allen, Henry F.: 68 years 12 days; died August 13, 1905 on the bottoms; buried Wright Cemetery

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, September 22, 1899
Allenbaugh, "Squire": about 77 years, killed by train at Canton. Inmate at County House. Almost blind and very deaf. Former wealthy farmer of Utica.

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, November 24 & December 2, 1904
Allender, Mrs. Matilda: nee Mills, 63 years; b. September 8, 1842 Hamilton Co., Ohio; married March 24, 1884 Preston Allender; died November 27, 1904. Surviving: husband; siblings: Mrs. Lucinda Bowton & Mrs. Louisa Reeks, Canton; Thomas Esrum & Millam Mills, Canton; Peter & Hugh Mills, Glasford; 4 step-children scattered in different places. Mother & sister buried within past 3 weeks

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, June 24, 1904
Anderson, Frank Leslie: youngest son of John and Alice. born January 16, 1875 Trivoli; died June 15, 1904 Trivoli; buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery; consumption. Surviving: mother and brothers: Emory, McPhearson, KS; Albert, Cheney, KS; Robert, Los Angeles, CA; Thomas, Oberlin, KS; William, Farmington; Charles, Peoria; Ross and Edward, Trivoli. Father died 4 years ago. George Cottingham, Fairbury, IL is a cousin

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, March 16, 1905
Anderson, Ross: born April 1, 1857 Trivoli; died recently; married  ??? Moore, 2 children: Ray and  ???. Surviving: 7 brothers: Emory, McPhearson, KS; Albert, Cheney, KS; Robert, Los Angeles, CA; Thomas, Oberlin, KS; William, Farmington; Charles, Trivoli; Edward, Trivoli

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, January 12, 1905
Arnold, infant of B. Arnold: newborn, died January 6, 1905; buried Lancaster Cemetery

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, May 20, 1904
Arnold, Floyd: son of Blucher, 10 years; died May 17, 1904 Hollis Township, diptheria; buried Lancaster Cemetery. Former resident Timber Township

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, March 15, 1904
Arnold, Lizzie: eldest daughter of Chris, 28 years; died March 12, 1904, consumption; buried Trivoli Cemetery. Surviving: parents; sister, Anna; brothers: Philip, California; Christian, Iowa and William, Trivoli

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, August 5, 1904
Arnold, Mrs. William B.: nee Mary A. Stimeling, born December 18, 1840 Pennsylvania; died July 29, 1904 Orion Township; married 1865 W. B. Arnold, Peoria County, 3 children. Surviving: husband and children: W. M. Arnold, Canton; Elmer E. Arnold, Orion Township; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Two are Mrs. John Williamson, St. David and Wlliam Stimeling, Lewistown. Came to Illinois 1849 to Logan Township, Peoria County; several years at Breeds and 2 years at Orion Township.

Obit Abstract, from The Glasford Gazette, Peoria County, IL, November 9, 1900
Aten, Mr. and Mrs.: died November 6, 1900, train struck buggy while en route to visit son at Table Grove. Resided near Ray.

Obituary for Luther Harold Beck
Rushville Times, September 13, 2000, page 13, column 4
Luther Beck
  Luther Harold Beck, 76, of Astoria, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Prairie View Healthcare in Lewistown.
  He was born June 1, 1924, in Novinger, Mo., the son of Frank and Lucinda (Donnelly) Beck.  He married Virginia Briney on Feb. 12, 1950, in Astoria.  She survives.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Lisa Beck of Bella Vista, Calif.; and two sisters, Ina May Reynolds of Astoria and Helen Cordell of Colchester.
  He was a member of the Astoria Church of Christ.  He was treasurer/manager of the International Harvester Canton Works Credit Union for 30 years.
  Memorial services will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Astoria Church of Christ with Collis Trone officiating.  The body has been donated to medical science.  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of services.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Church of Christ.

Obituary of Clifford Bishop
died: July 2, 1918
Cuba Journal, July 4, 1918
  Clifford Bishop, a well-known young farmer living two miles east of town, died Tuesday morning about 10:30 o'clock after an illness of several weeks from Bright's Disease. He has been in poor health for several months, but had been able to be around until recently.
  The deceased was born on a farmer near Cuba on July 23, 1890 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Bishop. He was married Dec. 26, 1908 to Miss Stella Brooks, who with two children survive him. He is also survived by his father David Bishop of Canton, and two sisiters, Miss Pearl Bishop and Mrs. Sadie Woodell, both of Canton.
  Mr, Bishop was a splendid young man, a good farmer, highly respected by all who knew him, and highly esteemed by his neighbors. His death will be deeply regretted in the Bishop Chapel neighborhood.
  The funeral services willbe held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bishop Chapel, Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Lyle Baughman of Smithfield, and burial will be in the nearby cemetery.

Obituary of Gwendola A. Smith Bouc
Peoria Journal Star, June 27, 2007
Gwendola Bouc
  HAVANA - Gwendola A. Bouc, 80, of 609 N. Harpham St., formerly of Dunfermline, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
  She was born June 4, 1927, in Liverpool, Ill., to James W. and Tina E. (Stufflebeam) Smith. She married John Bouc on March 26, 1949. He preceded her in death.
  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, John Edward Eddie Bouc; four brothers, Milbern, Harley, James and John Smith; and one sister, Minnie Spires.
  Survivors include one daughter, Joyce E. (Chuck) Sinclair of Havana; one sister, Maxine Sackman; two grandchildren, Jonathan (Megan) Sinclair of South Elgin, Ill., and Michelle (Robert) Hampton of Lewistown, Ill.; and four great-grandchildren.
  Gwen was a homemaker, an avid Bingo player and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
  Online condolences are available at www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.

Obituary of Loye W. Gaumer
died: July 26, 1989
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 28, 1989
Loye W. Gaumer
  HAVANA - Loye W. Gaumer, 91, of Lewiston died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mason District Hospital, Havana.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ, with burial in Kilbourne Cemetery.
  Hurley Funeral Home, Havana, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving is one son, Kenneth of Farris, Calif.

Funeral of Melvin Hendee
b. May 01, 1874 - d. May 27, 1928
Temple Cemetery Book, Farmer's Township, Fulton County, Illinois
Melvin Hendee
  Many people and friends from Point Pleasant and other places came Wednesday to the Temple church to pay a tribute of respect to Melvin Hendee who was laid to rest beside his wife who passed away six years ago. An infant son also preceded him in death. Mr. Hendee was 54 years old and leaves five daughters and three sons to mourn his death. They are Mrs. Gladys Henderson, Fern Willis, Charles, Thelma, Luella, Leladell and Ralph all of the Shields Chapel community near Canton. He also leaves to two brothers, Lewis and Marion Hendee near Marietta, one sister, Mrs. Eliza Bryan of Burlington, Iowa and a sister, Mrs. Cora Holister, deceased.

Obituary of Katherine Blocher Kaltreider
Astoria Argus Searchlight, April 1887
Died
  Died - On Friday evening, April 8, 1887, Mrs. Katherine (Blocher) Kaltreider, wife of Joseph Kaltreider, aged 61 years, 3 months and 9 days.
  The deceased was born in York county, Penn., where she lived until March, 1868, when she came to Illinois, locating in Fulton county.  In 1844, she wa united in marriage with Joseph Kaltreider, who with two children, Lizzie and Sarah, survive her.  Mrs. Kaltreider joined the German Baptist church when she was 18 years of age, and has lived a consistent christian life.

Obituary of Gertrude A. Kaiser Parsons Kaufman
Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, June 12, 1999
Gertrude A. Kaufman
  CONGERVILLE - The funeral for Gertrude A. Kaufman, 92, of Congerville will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eureka Church of the Nazarene. Pastor H. Gordon Barrick will officiate. Burial will be in Olio Cemetery, Eureka. Visitation will be for one hour before the service Tuesday at the church.
  Mrs. Kaufman died at 10:32 a.m. Thursday (June 10, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
  Memorials may be made to her church.
  She was born June 17, 1906, at Peoria, a daughter to Theodore and Grace Kaiser and was raised by her foster parents, Joe and Faye Kennedy. She married Dale Parsons on June 17, 1923, at Deer Creek. He died June 11, 1957. She later married Ervin R. Kaufman on Feb. 27, 1959, at Kahoka, Mo. He died Oct. 9, 1986.
  She is survived by a son, Charles Parsons, East Peoria; three daughters, Roxie Pittman, Astoria; Margaret Kaufman, Congerville; and Irma Jean Ioerger, Peoria; five step-children; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers.
  Mrs. Kaufman was a charter member of the Eureka Church of the Nazarene.

Obituary of Eunice Bucher Schmitt Keim
Peoria Journal Star, June 10, 2004
Eunice Keim
  METAMORA - Eunice Bucher Keim, 91, formerly of 1011 E. Madison St., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Snyder Village.
  Born June 15, 1912, in Astoria to Cyrus and Mable Miller Bucher, she married Carl D. Schmitt on June 15, 1933, in Canton. He died Nov. 26, 1961.
  She married Howard H. Keim Jr. on Dec. 19, 1970, in Metamora. He died Jan. 18, 1999.
  She also was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
  Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy "Dotty" (and Don) Evans of Mossville; four stepdaughters, Rowan Daggett of Leesburg, Ind., Nancy Lengel of McPherson, Kan., Lois Keim of Michigan City, Ind., and Julia Smith of New Buffalo, Mich.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred "Mid" Foutch of Astoria.
  She worked for PJS Publications, retiring in 1970.
  She was a member of Church of the Brethren in Peoria.
  A memorial service will be at a later date. Her body was donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois. Arrangements are by Snyder Village. Arrangements are by Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel.
  Memorials may be made to Snyder Village.

Obituary of Beulah R. Danner Kelly
Peoria Journal Star, October 8, 1997
Beulah Kelly
  RUSHVILLE - Beulah R. Kelly, 95, of Rushville, formerly of Browning, died at 1:57 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born May 25, 1902, in Hickory Township, Schuyler County, to Levi and Ferby Stambaugh Danner, she married Fred H. Kelly on Dec. 17, 1924, in Virginia, Ill. He died Aug. 8, 1965. Two brothers also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are three nephews, J. Kelly Stambaugh and John Stambaugh, both of Browning, and Galen Danner.
  She was a member of Browning Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Obituary of Fred H. Kelly
died: August 22, 1965
Astoria Argus - In ink Aug. 22, 1965
Obituary For Fred H. Kelly
  Fred H. Kelly, aged 70, a resident of Browning almost his entire life, passed away suddenly at his home, early Sunday morning, Aug. 8.  Born on April 6, 1895 at Littleton, Ill., a son of John H. and Lydia A. Hodges Kelly, and was united in marriage to Beulah Danner in Virginia, Ill., Dec. 17, 1924 and she survives.
  Others who survive include two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Stambaugh and Mrs. Naomi Stambaugh, both of Browning, and three nephews, Galen Danner, John H. Stambaugh and Kelly Stambaugh and nine grandnieces and grandnephews.
  Mr. Kelly was associated with his father for many years in the mercantile business in Browning.  He was also a retired farmer.  Mr. Kelly, a veteran of World War I, was a member of the Browning Methodist Church and the Astoria Lodge NO. 100 AF & AM.
  Note: He is buried in Astoria Cemetery.

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