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PAMELA ANN AGNEW
Pamela Ann "Pam" Agnew, 56 of Hamilton, died at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday (June 1, 2011) in Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1954, in Macon, Mo., a daughter of Fred and Barbara Robinson Yakle. She married Jack Agnew on May 1, 1977, at the First Christian Church, Hamilton. He survives in Hamilton.
Pam graduated from Unity High School in Mendon, with the Class of 1972. She was of the Christian faith. She had worked at Methode in Carthage for several years.
Pam enjoyed cooking reading, traveling and keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook. She was fond of all animals and especially loved her cat, Baby. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan.
Most importantly, Pam was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She cared deeply for others and was a good listener. Her beautiful smile and bright eyes would light up a room. Pam continued to give to others as an organ donor.
In addition to her husband, Pam is survived by siblings, Sandra K. Schneider of Quincy, Gary (Jeannine) Yakle of Cape Corral, Fla., Terry (Theresa) Yakle of Quincy, and Sally (Paul) Stout of Urbendale, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Betty and John Hynmes of Hamilton, Jean and Jim Richardson of Hamilton, Rosalie and Raymond Bruns of Hamilton, Ala., Patricia and Leslie Parish of Murray, Ky.; brothers-in-law, Ray Agnew of Bremerton, Wash., Kenny Agnew of Fort Madison, Iowa, Leroy and Sherry Agnew of Hamilton, and Bob and Sherry McVeigh of Carthage; a daughter-in-law Lisa, Eaton Agnew of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a granddaughter, Kelsey Hayes of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Chadwick (Katie) Schneider of Phoenix, Ariz.
Pam was preceded in death by a son, Clinton Agnew; her parents; and a sister-in-law, Karen Agnew.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, with Brother Bill Hauser conducting.
VISITATION: 2 to 8 p.m. Monday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth]

JAMES RAY AKERS
James Ray Akers, 86, of Carthage, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10, 2011) at Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa.
James was born April 10, 1925, in Plymouth, a son of Taylor and Mettie Simmons Akers. On Aug. 5, 1950, he was united in marriage to Edna Howd in Palmyra, Mo.
James was an operating engineer for 52 years for Colchester Stone. He enjoyed bowling league with his brothers at the TNC Bowl in Carthage, working in the fields, being outside mowing his lawn, and playing with Mike's dog, Sparky.
He had served in the U.S. Army and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Carthage. He had also enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews, the Allen children, growing up.
James is survived by his wife, Edna, of Carthage; three children, Sue Zinn of Warsaw, Jim E. (Luan) Akers of Carthage and Mike Akers of Carthage; five grandchildren, Travis (Becky) Akers of Rockford, Willie (Monica) Akers of Carthage, Wesley Akers of Carthage, Louie (Anne) Zinn of Warsaw, and Jami (Seth) Minter of Macomb; a stepgranddaughter, Melissa Webb of Carthage; and three great-grandchildren, Chase and Kaylee Akers of Havana, and Jailyn Akers of Carthage.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; four brothers; a daughter-in-law, Karen Akers; a son-in-law, Phil Zinn, and a stepgrandson, Robert Webb.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday graveside services will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, with the Rev. Tom Spain officiating.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. [Newspaper: Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth]

HAROLD E. ANDRE
SPRINGFIELD - Harold E. L "Andy" Andre, 80, of Springfield died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Augusta, the son of Ernest and Vala Horney Andre. He married Doris A. Langdon in 1943.
Mr. Andre retired from the Air National Guard as a chief master sergeant after 30 years of service.
He was a resident of Springfield for most of his life, a member of St. Joseph Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran, member of Elks Lodge 158 and the Knights of Columbus Council 364.
Survivors: wife, Doris A.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Janis) Hyde of Springfield; a son, Jeffrey Andre of Alton, Iowa; six grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Andre of Springfield and Betty Fulks of Rushville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church, the Rev. Pat Render, CSV, officiating. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 22, 1999, Page: 22; submitted by Sara Hemp)

CLINE F. ATEN
Newspaper: Peoria Journal Star and Rushville Times
RUSHVILLE - Cline F. Aten, 86, of Carthage, formerly of Rushville, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Hancock County Nursing Home in Carthage. Born July 22, 1916, in Schuyler County to Oscar Wayne and Esther Copes Aten, he married Vivian Nell on Oct. 10, 1940, in Keokuk, Iowa. She died March 14, 1999. He also was preceded in death by an infant sister. Surviving are two sons, Jerry (and Polly) of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Rudy (and Carol) of Galesburg; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Nelda (and Jim) Moughan of Springfield. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an insurance agent with Country Companies in Carthage for 27 years. He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Carthage. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lamporte Funeral Home in Carthage. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 5, 2003, Page 13, column 5:
Cline F. Aten, 86, a longtime resident of Carthage, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, in the Hancock County Nursing Home, in Carthage. He was born July 22, 1916, in Schuyler County, the son of Oscar Wayne and Esther Copes Aten. On Oct. 10, 1940, he married Vivian Nell in Keokuk, Iowa. She preceded him in death on March 14, 1999. He grew up in rural Rushville, attended Rushville schools, and graduated from Rushville, High School. During W. W. II, he served in the U.S. Army. Cline was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Carthage, the American Legion and the V.F.W. He was a longtime member and past president of the Carthage Golf Club. He was a well-known as an insurance agent with Country Companies in Carthage for 27 years. He is survived by two sons, Jerry (wife Polly) of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Rudy (wife Carol) of Galesburg; one sister, Nelda (husband Jim) Moughan of Springfield; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He also was preceded in death by his parents, and one infant sister. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2003, in the Lamporte Funeral Home in Carthage with Rev. Beth Rupe officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2003, at the Lamporte Funeral Home in Carthage and meet with the family from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evening. [Submitted By: Ida Maack Recu]

LEAH MELINDA BOSTON
Leah Melinda Boston, 63, of Springfield, died at 1:05 a.m. Friday (Sept. 2, 2011) in the LaHarpe-Davier Care Center in LaHarpe.
Leah was born Oct. 23, 1947, in Fort Madison, Iowa, a daughter of Raymond and Lydia Jo (Huntley) Boston.
She graduated from Carthage High School and went on to receive her law enforcement degree from Lincoln Land College in Springfield. She was a decorated law enforcement officer working as a deputy sheriff and detective in Sangamon County for 28 years. Leah was only the third female deputy hired by Sangamon County. She was a member of the F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police), the Heavenly Harmony Singers, and the Chatham United Methodist Church where she served as pianist. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, playing the piano, sewing and candle making.
Leah is survived by three sons, Barry (Kathleen) Taplin of Sumner, Iowa, Joe (Shannon) Mott of Highland, and Russell R. (Dawn) Mott of Newman; two granddaughters, Lindsay Elizabeth Taplin and Jolie Ann Mott; her parents, Raymond and Lydia Boston; four siblings, Arlynn (Eugene) Hitz of Dallas City, Randy (Sheryl) Boston of Burnside, Marian (Gary) Boston of Edwardsville, and Ryan (Dawn) Boston of Carthage.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage, with the Rev. Keith Anderson conducting. Burial will be in Pilot Grove Cemetery near Burnside. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Chatham United Methodist Church, 104 W. Chestnut St., Chatham, IL 62669 with family at the church from 5:30 p.m. until time of service.
VISITATION: 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with family present 6-8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth]

DOROTHY K. BRIERTON
FERRIS - Dorothy Katherine Brierton, 80, of Ferris died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Born Feb. 27, 1920, in Edina, Mo., to Martin and Rena Alice Golbricht Kiesow, she married James F. Brierton on May 8, 1948, in Rushville. He preceded her in death.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Gary; two brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis (and Pat) of Reno, Nev., Mike (and Theresa) of Abilene, Kan., and Roger (and Kathy) of Carthage; and two daughters, Patty (and John) Thomas of Ladd and Joyce Whitcomb of Carthage; 11 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; one brother, Herbert Kiesow of California; and one sister, Juanita Newton of Sullivan.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ferris Christian Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Neiser-Printy Funeral Home in Carthage, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Pilot Grove Cemetery in rural Burnside.
Memorials may be made to Hancock County Diabetes Association or Hancock County Nursing Home.
[Peoria Journal Star, October 28, 2000, Page: B04, submitted by Sara Hemp]

MARGARET J. BRENEMAN
Margaret J. Breneman, in her 21st year, died on the 4th inst., near Chili, Hancock Co., Ill. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1, 22 Sept. 1853, p. 151, submitted by K. Torp)

LEOTA V. BROOKS
Leota V. Brooks, 92, Macomb, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at her residence. She was born Jan. 26, 1909, in Hancock County, the daughter of Frank and Edith Ebert Meyers. She is survived by one stepdaughter, Karen Riffle, Macomb; one sister, Helen Ballegoin, Milwaukee, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a special friend, John Stahl, and two brothers, Russell and Harold.
She was a member of the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church, Fountain Green. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at her church, with the Rev. Mark Hansen officiating. [Eagle Publications, 10/25/2001 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

FREDERICK W. CALKIN
Frederick William Calkin was born November 5th, 1848, in Hancock County, Illinois, and departed this life on February 25th, 1927, at his home in Athol, Kansas, having arrived at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 20 days. He was rejected for service in the Union army in the Civil war because of his youth and smallness of stature, but belonged to the Home Guards and saw service at that time. He spent his youth on the farm but soon after the war went west, into western Iowa and on becoming of age moved into Nebraska where he homesteaded but remained there only a few years, selling his homestead and returning to Illinois where he married Sarah E. Spiegel in 1873. He then again moved west to Iowa and lived there until the Spring of 1886, when he came to Smith county, Kansas, where he continued to reside until his death.
His immediate family consisted of his wife, who died January 25, 1925 and four children, Chas. C. Calkin of Kingman, Kansas, Mabel C. Albright of Athol, Frances E. Wood of Kensington, and Martin F. Calkin of Athol, all of whom survive.
By general occupation, he was a farmer, but in early life he learned the trade of carpenter and pursued the two occupations together until almost the end of his life. He was a tireless worker and the works of his labor will stand as a monument to his usefulness on earth long after those who knew him in life have passed away.
In early life he became a Christian, and his labors, both in and for the Church, were constant and enduring. On coming to Kansas he found that church organizations were scattered and few and with other pioneers of the same mind, he set out to create a religious life for the community, the result being the organization of a non-sectarian Sunday School at Highland in the Spring of 1887. From this start developed the United Bretheran Church at that point, with which he remained, transferring his membership to Athol on moving there in 1910. After the loss of his wife on January 25, 1925, he has rapidly failed and his greatest desire has been to go to be with her. His illness was short; he recognized his summons at the beginning and was ready. Funeral services were held at the U. B. Church at Athol, Kansas, Sunday, February 27th., and the body was laid to rest by the side of his faithful wife, in the Fairview Cemetery. Those from a distance, who attended the funeral, were Wm Little and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Heisel of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mrs H. K. Knox, Mrs. L. Knox, A. Calkin and L. Calkin of Clearfield, Iowa; Mrs. J. C. Gordon of St. Joseph, Mo.; Ed sorrels and F. Steffle or Norton; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Garrett and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Garrett, and Ellis Lester of Franklin, Nebraska. Mr. Calkin never grew old; he loved children and was always singing the old songs he loved so well:  "I have heard of a land, On a faraway strand; In the Bible the story is told -- Where cares never come, Never darkness nor gloom, And no one can ever grow old."
CARD OF THANKS
For the kindly assistance and the sympathy extended during our recent sorrow in the death of our dear father, we extend our sincere thanks. Mabel C. Albright -- Frances C. Woods -- Chas. C. Calkin -- Martin F. Calkin
[Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton.]

THELMA I. CARNES
Thelma I. Carnes, 90, of rural Carthage, formerly of Augusta passed away at 9:05 p.m. Friday, April 6 in the home of her daughter.
She was born June 1, 1910 in Huntsville the daughter of Samuel and Dora (Harris) Jackson. She married Lloyd Carnes in October of 1928 in Muscatine, Iowa. He died on July 23, 1986.
She owned and operated Carnes Drive-In in Augusta for many years. She was a member of the Bowen Christian Church and a member of Browning Chapter #262 Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by: one daughter; Carolyne Griffiths and her husband Bill of rural Carthage; one son; Lloyd J. Carnes and his wife Maryann, Springfield; one brother; Heber Jackson, Winslow, Ariz.; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Imogene Green.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8 in the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta with the Rev. Tom Mehaffy officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. Visitation were held one hour prior to time of services Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Bowen Christian Church Building Fund or the Blessing Hospice of Hancock County. [Eagle Publications, April 12, 2001 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

JUNE M. CARR
June M. Carr, 87, Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb, formerly of Augusta passed away at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002 in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born June 30, 1914 near Warsaw the daughter of Frank Melvin and Meda Odessa (Clapper) Buckert.
She is survived by: one son, Frank "Sonny" Carr of Utica; one daughter, Sharon Nichols and her husband (Bob) of Augusta; two sisters, Colleen Reid of Burlington, Iowa and Erma Huls of Monticello, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Ron, Terry, Perry and Susan Carr, Kelly, Kyle, and Mike Nichols, Gayla Smith, Lori Antkowiak, Bobby Carr and Buffy Decker; 18 great-grandchildren, Clayton and Bryan Carr, Lisa Carr, Tara and Ryan Nichols, Brittany Nichols, Keela Nichols, Krystal Reese and Keisha Heaton, Jennifer Peters, Danny and Jesse Smith, Jennifer and Derek Antkowiak, Amber and Ashley Carr, Natasha Davis and Leonard Decker; two great-great-grandchildren, Jaise Heaton and Jackson Peters. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Carr, two sons and a daughter in infancy and a brother, Kenneth Buckert.
She had been employed by the Dennis Chicken Products and the Augusta Red Fox store for many years. She was a member of the Augusta Christian Church and was a member of the Tally Ho Card Club. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002 in Oak Valley Cemetery near Warsaw with the Rev. Terry Rankin officiating. Memorials may be made to the Augusta Christian Church. [ Eagle Publications, May 9, 2002- submitted by Sara Hemp]

BEVERLY S. CHASE
Beverly S. Chase, 63, of Carthage, died at 10:17 p.m. Friday (July 22, 2011) at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Beverly was born March 19, 1948, in Pittsfield, the daughter of John and Clara Blackledge Bradley. She was united in marriage to James Chase in Fairbank, Iowa, on Aug. 5, 1989. He died on April 25, 2011.
Beverly was a hairdresser for Hair-N-Now Reflections in Keokuk, Iowa. She enjoyed her flowers and yard work and taking care of her dogs.
Beverly is survived by two daughters, Teresa (Darren) Jones of Canton, Mo., and Trina (Brent) Harder of Kaystone, Iowa; a son, Brian (Suzi) Guider of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two stepsons, Chet (Stephanie) Chase of Choctaw, Okla., and Christopher (Denise) Chase of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jeff (Sarah) Bruns, Jenna Bruns, Austin Teneyck, Trever Mahoney, and Rylee Jones; four stepgrandchildren, Zachary, Taylor, Dani, and Jackson Chase; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt Mackenzie, Kasie, Kaylinn, and J.J.; brothers and sisters, Patty (Leonard) Chase, Marilyn, Art, Connie, Betty, Patty Lou, Jody, and Ronnie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Wesley Teneyck; and seven brothers and sisters, Carolyn, Sandy, Kenny, Cora, Bill Lee, Roxie, and Audrey.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will follow in Keokuk (Iowa) National Cemetery.
VISITATION: Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of services in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

JOHN B. CHERRY
CHERRY – John Browning, infant son of AN & Mary E Cherry, died at Tioga, Ill, 5 Nov 1877, aged 11 mos 23 das. – CW Banks
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 19 Dec. 1877; transcribed by K. Mohler)

WILLIAM CHERRY
CHERRY – William died at his residence in Rocky Run twp, Hancock co, Ill, on 28 Nov 1877, aged 76 yrs. He was born in Northamptonshire, England, 7 July 1802, and was converted, while in the British service at Gibraltar, in 1832. In 1840 he emigrated to America. The year 1867 he joined the MECS … He leaves an aged Christian companion, who is only waiting for God to call her to meet him in the skies, and an only son. – CW Banks (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 19 Dec. 1877; transcribed by K. Mohler)

PHIL CLARK
Phil Clark, 88, of Elvaston, died Friday afternoon (Sept. 2, 2011) in Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Phil was born June 9, 1923, in Carthage, a son of William Gladstone and Elizabeth Sprague Clark. On Sept. 1, 1946, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Camille Damelio in Washington, N.J. She died Sept. 21, 2010.
He graduated from Elvaston High School in 1941 and then attended Blackburn College for two years. Phil served in the U.S. Army during World War II from June 1943 until his honorable discharge in January 1946. Phil was a member of the John Birch Society, League of the South, and Gun Owners of America. He attended Elvaston Presbyterian Church.
Phil enjoyed the outdoors and was often canoeing, backpacking and bicycling. He was a lifelong farmer and loved physical activity and work. He ran in 25 marathons and was one of the original members of the Strawberry Strut Race committee and continued to be a member until his death. He was also active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Phil is survived by two daughters, Audrey (Phillip) Sloan of Taylorville and Carol Clark of Bensenville; a son, David (Rhonda) Clark of Carthage; a granddaughter, Kathleen (Jay) Schabelski; two stepgrandson, Brent (Christina) Mason and Jeffery (Tiffany) Mason; a great-grandson, Alan Schabelski; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Norah, Grady, Andrew, Samantha and Kiley Mason; a brother, Robert Clark of Indialantic, Fla.; three sisters, Barbara (Paul) Harrison of Revere, Mo., Rosie Aden of Pasadena, Texas, and Betty Alice Garba of Michigan City, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday in Elvaston Presbyterian Church.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage.
[Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

CALEB A. and CHRISTIAN M. CLEMENTS
Caleb Aaron and Christian Michael Clements, twin sons of Candice Yocum and Jeremy Clements, Augusta, passed away in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Caleb passed away Dec. 13, 2002 and Christian passed away Dec. 14, 2002.
They are survived by their parents; grandparents, Amy and Randy Fitch, Augusta and Patrick and Marsha Clements, Rushville. Maternal great-grandfather, Jerry Yocum, Adair, maternal great-grandmother, Bobbi Yocum, Macomb; paternal great-grandfather, Bill Clements, Browning and three aunts and three uncles. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002 in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta was in charge of the arrangements [Eagle Publications, January 2, 2003 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

MARION LUCILLE COFFMAN
M. Lucille Coffman, 96, of Carthage, died at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2011) at the Petersen Health Care Center in LaHarpe.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1915, a daughter of Archie and Mary Stewart of LaHarpe. She was the last surviving of her other 13 brothers and sisters.
Her death completes a lifetime of community service, most notably more than 50 years of volunteer service with Memorial Hospital, where she was a charter member. She was one of the members of the initial hospital Women's Auxiliary and later served numerous volunteer functions with the hospital and was recognized in April 2005 for her 55 years of volunteer service.
She was an active member of the Carthage First United Methodist Church through her adult life.
Lucille was an extremely grateful for the care of her medical staff and home care givers, and for the fellowship and compassion of the local Carthage Senior Citizens Center and family, neighbors and friends in her final years. Her lifetime of service to others was rewarded by others equally showing concern for her when she needed them the most.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Howard Coffman, who died in 1986. After living near Bentley, she moved to Carthage in 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Elizabeth) Coffman of Urbandale, Iowa, and Kenneth (Lynn) Coffman of Carthage; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Carthage, with the Rev. Steven Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Harmony Township Cemetery, east of Bentley.
VISITATION: 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Carthage with family present 5 - 8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair funeral Home, Hamilton. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

ELLEN CROWLEY
Ellen Crowley, in her 14th year, d. on the 12th, at Chili, Hancock Co., Ill. She was the daughter of G.N. and Sarah Crowley. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1, 25 Aug. 1853, p. 135, submitted by K. Torp)

DANIEL R. CRUM
CARTHAGE - Daniel Robert Crum, 65, of Carthage died at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Born April 4, 1930, in Carthage to William L. and Cleo Mae Jacoby Crum, he married Janie Allen on July 29, 1983, in Carthage. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Cleo Crum Davis of Carthage; one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Cynthia "Cindy") Curtis of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Daniel R. "Rick" of Marquette Heights and Terry L. of Vacaville, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Don (Jana) McGaughey of Carthage; two stepsons, Jeffrey A. Payne of Portland, N.D., and Jamie R. Payne of Mendon; one brother, David W. of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Dwight (Dianne E.) Haines of Colchester; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One infant child and his twin brother preceded him in death.
He entered the Navy in 1948 and served for 20 years, attaining the rank of chief petty officer and being involved in V.W. 4 Squadron Hurricane Hunters out of Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. He was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then worked at Montgomery Heating and Electric in Carthage and later for the Hancock Central School District.
He was a life member of Carthage Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5117, where he was past 8th District Commander. He was assistant director of alcohol and drug abuse for the Department of Illinois VFW for the past five years. He also was a member of Phillip Hartzell American Legion Post 74 of Carthage and AMVETS in Ursa. He attended Carthage Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lamporte Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey O. Kelley will officiate. Visitation will be three hours before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa, where military rites will be conducted by Monmouth VFW Post 2301, Carthage VFW Post 5117 and his American Legion post. [Peoria Journal Star, January 22, 1996, Page: D6, submitted by Sara Hemp]

EMMA LEE DAVIS
Emma Lee "Aunt Sissy" Davis, 87, of Hamilton, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 31, 2011) in Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa.
She was born May 8, 1924, a daughter of Hiram Lee and Clare Mable Loring Davis.
Emma Lee graduated from Hamilton High School. She attended Bel-Air Baptist Church and was a member of Christian Church of Hamilton and the United Auto Workers. Emma Lee worked at Shellar Globe in Keokuk for 42 years before her retirement.
She was a senior citizen volunteer and in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Emma Lee enjoyed cats, reading, traveling, puzzles and collecting cat memorabilia.
Survivors include four nieces, Loraine (Will) Boone of Keokuk, Suellen (Dick) Robertson of LaGrange, Mo, Wanda (Alfred) Roggenkamp of Edinboro, Pa., and Irene (Stan) Burke of Ursa. She is also survived by 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; 17 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and one great-great-great-niece.
Emma Lee was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mable Downs; infant twin brothers; a niece, Loma Swearingen; and one great-nephew.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. today in the Lamporte-St Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton, with Pastor Mike McMillen conducting. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
VISITATION: 9 to 11 this morning in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

RITA M. DERKSEN
Rita M. Derksen, 80, of Warsaw, died Thursday (Aug. 4, 2011) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy.
She was born July 24, 1931, in Gorin, Mo., the 11th of 13 children born to Ed and Grace Garmon Hatfield.
Rita was a talented musician and shared her talents in her weekly show she hosted on ChristVision. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hamilton and taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Eric (Lee Ann) Derksen of Suffolk, Va., Erol Derksen of Warsaw and J.R. (Angie) Derksen of Monroe City, Mo.; two daughters, Rita J. Black of Quincy and Janis (Tim) Kindhart of Ursa; six grandchildren, Evan and Dane Derksen of Monroe City, Rex Derksen, Nikki Poling, James (Tammy) Black and Rita R. Black, all of Quincy; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lemuel Hatfield of Memphis, Mo. and Melvin (Kim) Hatfield of Kahoka, Mo.; one sister, Izetta Nahra of Bluegrass, Iowa; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ross, Leo, Stanley, Elmer, Nason, and one in infancy; and three sisters, Almeta Mathes, Juanita Mathes and one in infancy.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Wilson Funeral Home, Kahoka, with the Rev. Gene Baker conducting. Burial will be in Wyaconda Cemetery.
VISITATION: After noon Monday, with family present 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Wilson Funeral Home. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

DOROTHY DITTMER
Dorothy Dittmer, 96, of Bowen, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 27, 2011) in St. Vincent's Home, Quincy.
Dorothy was born Aug. 23, 1915, in West Point. She was a daughter of John and Gertrude Laffey Clampitt.
She graduated from Bowen High School in 1933. After graduation she attended Gem City Business College and worked in the Bowen Bank, where she met Rollie Dittmer. The two were wed on Sept. 5, 1940, in Carthage. He died in 1996.
Dorothy was an independent business woman, owning and operating Dittmer Tax Service for more than 50 years. She was an enrolled agent, giving her recognition by the IRS as a licensed tax practitioner. She was also a member and past officer of the Independent Accountants Association of Illinois (IAA). She was active in politics and community service and served as a member of the Chili Library Board in Bowen and the Memorial Hospital Board in Carthage. Dorothy volunteered as a Grey Lady at the hospital in earlier years.
She was a member of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Business and Professional Women (BPW).
Dorothy is survived by a son, John (Arlis) Dittmer of Bowen; a daughter, Mary Ann (Michael) Freeman of Coatsburg; three grandchildren, Joshua (Valeri), Adam and Jacob Dittmer; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Max and Eli Dittmer; a cousin, Bud (Carole) Laffey; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rollie; a grandson, Benjamin; and two brothers, Gerald and Carroll Clampitt.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Monday in Printy Funeral Home, Carthage.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage.
[Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

WILLIAM V. ELDER
LaHarpe IL - William V. Elder, 74, of LaHarpe, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday (July 17, 1978) in LaHarpe Hospital. Mr. Elder was born Aug. 21, 1903 in Good Hope, a son of William and Zora Ornduff Elder. He married Reva Lincoln, March 20, 1931, in Quincy. He was a graduate of Western Illinois University and attended the University of Illinois. He was a coach in Bushnell and Augusta, Colusa and LaHarpe schools. He farmed in the LaHarpe area for several years. He was a member of the LaHarpe area for several years. He was a member of the LaHarpe Lodge 195, AF & AM, and Quincy Consistory. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Shutwell and New Windsor; three sisters, Mrs. Wendell (Alberta) Bushnell of Blandinsville, Mrs. Kenneth (Ann) Finchum of Camp Point and Mrs. Fay (Enid) Kildore of Sarasota FL; and a grandaughter. He was preceded by three sisters. Services will be at 2:30 Thursday in Banks and Beals Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Loren Abney. Burial will be in LaHarpe Cemetery. Contributed by Candace Jeffers Smith]

JOHN E. FECHT
John E. Fecht, 84, of Carthage, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 27, 2011) at the River Hills Care Center in Keokuk, Iowa.
John was born July 29, 1927, a son of Arnold and Ollie Johnson Fecht in Harmony Township, Hancock County. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1945. In later years he attended Carl Sandburg College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On May 9, 1959, he married Patricia Estabrook at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. She survives. John was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage and later placed his membership with Bethel Presbyterian Church in Hamilton.
John was a rural mail carrier for 32 years and was the past president of the Hancock County Rural Letter Carriers Association. He was also past commander of the Hamilton VFW Post 5256 and the Carthage American Legion. John was a licensed real estate broker.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia of Carthage; four children, Blaine (Chris Neff) Fecht of Warsaw, Yvette (Cliff) Huddleston of Normal, Yvonne (Lester) Huls of Carthage and Brent (Suellina Koenes) Fecht of Fairfax, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor and Erin Huddleston, Valerie (Curtis) Koch and Travis Huls, and J.D. and Ryan Fecht; a great-grandson, Austin Koch; and a brother, Bill (Wilma) Fecht of Carthage.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
SERVICES: Private family interment service will be held at a later date. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

ROGER R. FORQUER
Roger Ray "Elvis" Forquer, 35, of Augusta passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2002 in his home as the result of a house fire. He was born on April 25, 1966 in Granger, Mo. the son of Dale and Lorene (Huling) Forquer. He is survived by three daughters, Amy, Samantha and Emily Forquer all of Burlington, Iowa; one brother, Dwayne Forquer and his wife (Leanne) of Carmen; one sister, Rudy Peterson and her husband (Todd) of Augusta; three half-sisters, Mary Akins, Elizabeth Purtle and her husband (Frank) and Tressa Akins all of Augusta. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Brandon Forquer, a sister, Rita Forquer, a brother, Russell Forquer and his step-father, Cleo Akins. He was employed by Lantz Farms of Augusta and he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002 in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta with the Rev. Larry Post officiating. [Eagle Publications, March 21, 2002 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

LAWRENCE W. GRAINGER
Lawrence W. Grainger, 87, Versailles, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at his residence from complications of his battle with leukemia.
He was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Tennessee, the son of Charlie L. and Ora (McAvoy) Grainger. He married Mary Eloise Grainger in 1942. She preceded him in death. He later married Mary Hester June 27, 1998. She preceded him in death June 29, 2005.
He is survived by three sons, Lawrence Walker Grainger, Carthage, Michael Ray Grainger, Rock Island, and John Ora Grainger, Costa Mesa, Calif.; one sister, Blanche Grainger, Carthage; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his two wives and his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Charles David Grainger; one brother, Raymond Lee Grainger; and one sister, Grace Schaffer.
He was a self-employed mechanic and truck driver. He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country in the U.S. Army. He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery, with Father Thomas Henseler officiating. A military service is to be conducted at the graveside. There is no visitation. Condolences for the family may be left at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, is in charge of arrangements. [Eagle Publications, October 22, 2005 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

BETTY E. GREEN
Betty "Bets" Eilene Walton Green, 78, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., formerly of Augusta, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at the home of her daughter. She was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Augusta, the daughter of James F. and Irene (Fosdyck) Walton. She married Mark C. Green, Jr., Feb. 28, 1948, in Bowen. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Ching Hing, and one son, Mark (Pam) Green III, both of Desert Hot Springs; one sister, Wilma (Don) Markley, Oceanside, Calif.; one brother, James "Wes" (Doris) Walton, Carthage; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Walton, Desert Hot Springs, and Matilda Walton, Colchester; one brother-in-law, Sam Cassel, Colchester; four grandchildren, Kathyrn Victoria Ching Hing, Paul Anthony Ching Hing, Mark C. Green IV and Nicholas C. Green, all of Desert Hot Springs; one step-grandchild, Heather Burke; one step great-grandchild, Ryan Burke; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Walton Cassel, and three brothers, Robert F. Walton, Thomas O. Walton, and Charles F. Walton.
She had lived in California for 50 years. She and her husband were partners with his parents, Mark and Mable Green, of the Desert Sentinel Newspaper, Desert Hot Springs for 20 years. She then retired from Bank of America after working 20 years.
Private services will be held at a later date at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Augusta. [Eagle Publications, March 1, 2006, submitted by Sara Hemp]

CHARLES GRIGSBY
Charles (Charley) O. Grigsby, Jr., 94, Hamilton, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.
Charley was born in Lawton, Okla. to Charles O. Grigsby and Susan Pearl Kline. He married Lorraine White Oct. 4, 1947, in Floral Park, N.Y. The Love of his life, Lorraine, died Jan. 14, 2008.
His family moved to Elvaston, where he attended the one-room schoolhouse. He started his college career in Carthage College under Dr. Kibbe and completed his bachelor's degree at Iowa State University in 1941. He was the secretary of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Business Manager of the Agricultural Magazine while at ISU. The journals that he kept for decades are housed at the archives there.
When W W II broke out, Charley enlisted and became one of the few trained on radar as it was introduced to U.S. forces. He was the "eyes" for a fleet as they were being stalked by U-boats. After his military service, he worked for Kraft Foods, where he established the Cracker Barrel program in upstate New York. He received the J.L. Kraft award for his achievements at Kraft.
Charley then set out to make his own mark. For two decades, he spent time involved in petrochemicals. Charley developed and marketed the first pigmented epoxy paint, Lorraine Protective Coatings. He also worker for High Strength Plastics in marketing and product development as well as Mobile Chemical as a senior Research Chemist. He continued this work later in his development of Zero Rust, a rust inhibiting coating. His next venture took him back into the cheese business. He invented a cheese for the new delicatessen market, Lorraine Cheese, which was a form of Baby Swiss. Lorraine Cheese became the second largest seller of its type in the world and had distribution throughout the U.S. The process for making Lorraine was so innovative that it was granted one of only seven patents in cheesemaking.
Later, Charley set his sights on developing herbal ointments, Native American Healing Ointments (NAHO). This became his lifework. The most noteworthy development was Super J, formulated to control Joint pain and help with bacterial and fungal infections.
He was acknowledged as an advocate for Native Americans by being named an elder in the Thunderbird Society. His interest in Native Americans stemmed from his memories as a child in Lawton, Okla. which was also home to the Comanche. Charley and Lorraine promoted the history and legacy of Native Americans.
He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Nauvoo, Illinois. Charley and Lorraine enjoyed their latter years in their home on the Mississippi River in Hamilton.
Charley was known by all for his tireless energy and drive. His work positively impacted people across the country. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Charley and Lorraine enjoyed more than 60 years together. They had nine children, all of whom survive: Chuck Grigsby of Las Vegas, Nev., Susan Alaimo of Hollywood, Fla., Kathy Jorgenson of Casselberry, Fla., David (and Nancy) Grigsby of Davidsonville, Md., Laurie (and Ralph) VandenBoom of Quincy, Mary (and Bill) Urquhart of Pasadena, Calif., Michael (and Alicia) Grigsby of Springhill, Fla., William (and Kristi) Grigsby of Naples, Fla., and Jeanne Grigsby of Ballwin, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; Todd and Casey Jorgenson, Brenda Lanzilli, Rachel Lee, Mitch VandenBoom, Kelly, Sarah, Leeanne, Jonathan, and Meredith Grigsby, Christopher and Corey Miller, Jonathan Bell, Abigail, Brian and Christine Urquhart, Jenny and Dayna Grigsby, Erik and Eileen Prough; and six great-grandchildren; Anthony Lee, Lorenzo and Carter Lanzilli, Dexter Miller, Jason Bell, and Madelynn Grigsby.
There was no visitation, but friends were invited to attend the memorial service and graveside service. The memorial service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 150 N. Wells St., Nauvoo. Interment was in Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, directly following memorial service.
Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home of Hamilton is handling the arrangements. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

ALICE IRENE CHERRILL HABBEN
Alice Irene Cherrill Habben, 90, of Carthage, died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, in the LaHarpe-Davier Care Center in LaHarpe.
Alice was born April 20, 1921, in Carthage, a daughter of Lawrence Colville and Stella Golden Paris Cherrill. Alice married Edward Mimka Habben on Dec. 24, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo.
She graduaed from Carthage High School and went on to receive her teaching degree at Carthage College. She later went on to get her master's degree in elementary education. She served as a teacher for 28 years. Her first teaching job was in a one-room schoolhouse; she then went on to teach in Carthage, Elvaston and Hamilton.
Alice was a member of the United Methodist Church in Carthage and Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Alice is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann (Bernard) Taus of Carthage; three grandchildren, Alex, John and Alyson; one niece, Susan Ende; a great-niece, Cathy (Jeff) Codd and a great-great-niece, Casey; a great-nephew, Curt (Ellen) Mumpower and a great-great-great-niece, Abbie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mary Agnes Habben.
SERVICES: 2 p.m. Thursday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.
VISITATION: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with family present from noon to 2 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

CHRISTIAN HEINECKE
OLDEST PERSON IN WARSAW DEAD
Christian Heinecke who was at the time of his demise the oldest person in Warsaw, died Wednesday evening aged 93 years, 4 months and 10 days. He was born in Germany April 10, 1810, came to the United States in 1857, and to Warsaw in 1858. His wife, two daughters and one son survive him. The funeral occurs this afternoon. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Friday, Feb. 26, 1904, Page 2 - Submitted by Debbie Gibson]

R. ELTON HOLTSCLAW
R. Elton Holtsclaw, 84, of Carthage, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 16, 2011) in the Montebello Manor in Hamilton.
Elton was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Hamilton, a son of Clarence "Tommy" and Hilda Biddenstadt Holtsclaw.
He was baptized on April 30, 1933, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Keokuk. Elton attended Carthage High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and met his brother, Max, in Germany during the war.
On Nov. 21, 1954, he was united in marriage to Doris Ufkes at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Carthage. On April 3, 1955, he was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Elton was a mechanic for Beals Motors and later Carson Motors in Carthage. In 1961 his father-in-law passed away and he took over part of the family farm and farmed until his reitrement in 1988. He had also worked on school buses during the years he farmed.
Elton was very close to his family, and his grandchildren always knew that if something was broken, grandpa could fix it. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage.
Elton is survived by his wife, Doris, of Carthage; four children, Cheryl Underwood of Carthage, Tom (Suzy) Holtsclaw of Carthage, Linda Holtsclaw of Carthage and Terry (Amy) Holtsclaw of Bridgeton, Mo.; six grandchildren, Sara, Brian and Kristen Underwood, and Lance, Jesse and Christian Holtsclaw; and two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Alivia Frazier.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin stillborn sisters; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Verne (Alice) Holtsclaw and Max (Mildred) Holtsclaw; and one brother-in-law, Russell Bisby.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage with burial to follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Carthage.
VISITATION: 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage with family meeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

MELVIN HOOK
Melvin McKenzie Hook, 79, of Rushville, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born April 20, 1922, in Hancock County, the son of the late Damon McKenzie and Leora (Huff) Hook. He married Rose Ellen Ward on Oct. 11, 1944, in Rushville. She preceded him in death on March 9, 1986.
Surviving are two sons, Terry A. Hook (wife Jann) of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Philip T. Hook (wife Solidad) of Brookfield; one daughter, Marijane Kolb (husband Carl) of Glendale Heights; four grandchildren; one step-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
He served with the Navy during WWII and was engaged in action in the Pacific Theater. He first worked for United Airlines as a flight officer in the air transport command and later was in the communications and computer services division, retiring in 1982 after 40 years of service based in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago.
He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, Schuyler American Legion Post 4, Rushville Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 9, Rushville Moose Lodge 506, and was a member and volunteer with the Phoenix Opera House in Rushville.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Dr. E. Ambrose Stump officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.
[The Rushville Times, Wednesday, January 16, 2002, page 13, column 4 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

DOROTHY HOPKINS
Carthage: - Mrs. Dorothy R. Zimmerman Hopkins, 54, a former Ferris, Ill., resident, died Wednesday in Wichita, Kan. Services will be held Saturday, 3 p.m. in the Smyrna Primative Baptist Church at rural Carthage with the Rev. Orval B. Prior officiating. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage.
A visitation will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Leathem Funeral Home in Carthage. A memorial has been established to the Diabetes Foundation.
Mrs. Hopkins was born April 18, 1926 at Buckley, Ill., the daughter of Martin and Mary (McConnell) Zimmerman. She married Donald Hopkins on Aug. 18, 1960 at Oakton, Ky.
She is survived by her widower, four sons, Michael, Orland, Fla., Sam and Ronald of Carthage, David Griom of Santee, Calif., one daughter, Rebecca Hopkins at home; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Bend, Delwood, Ill., Mrs. Tony (Shirley) Flosi, Moline; Mrs. Richard (Mary) Flowers, Sterling, Colo.; two brothers, Kenneth Zimmerman, Dixon, and Lyle Zimmerman of Sterling; and four grandchildren. She is preceded by her parents and two brothers.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, February 26, 1981 - Thursday, pg A4 - Sub. by Melva Taylor]

ERMA H. HOPKINS
Ferris: - Erma V. Hopkins, 80, Ferris, died Monday morning in the Hancock County Nursing Home, Carthage. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Leathem Funeral home, Carthage, with the Elder Orval B. Prior, officiating. Burial will be in the Moss Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. on Tuesday with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening. A memorial has been established to the Smyrna Primative Baptist Church.
Erma Hopkins was born in Sterling on June 6, 1903, the daughter of Orion and Clara Journey Hoak. On Oct. 7, 1922 she married Vern H. Hopkins in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 19893. She was a member of the Smyrna Primative Baptist Church, Bentley.
Surviving are two sons, Vernon R. Hopkins, Carthage and Donald Hopkins, Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Miller, Ferris and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Curtis, Carthage; one sister, Helen Eikenberry, Carthage; six grandchildren; four step grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one brother Lloyd and one grandchild. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, December 13, 1983 - Tuesday, pg A4 - Sub. by Melva Taylor]

VERN H. HOPKINS
Ferris: - Vern H. Hopkins, 82, of Ferris, died Sunday morning in the Carthage Memorial Hospital, Carthage. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Leathem Funeral Home, Carthage, with the Elder Orvil B. Prior, officiating. Burial will be in the Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. Vern Hopkins was born on Dec. 6, 1900 in Leon, the son of Leonard and Annie Markle Hopkins. On Oct. 7, 1922, he married Erma Hoak in Sterling. He was a member of the Smyrna Primative Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Vernon R. Hopkins, Carthage, and Donald Hopkins, Wichita, Kans., two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Miller, Ferris, and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Curtis, Carthage; one sister, Mabel Poland, Carthage; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two brothers and two sisters. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, January 24, 1983 - Monday pg A4 - Sub. by Melva Taylor]

VERNON R. HOPKINS
Carthage: - Vernon Richard Hopkins, Jr., 64, of Carthage, formerly of Bureau County, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital at Carthage. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamport Funeral Home in Carthage, with Elder Orvel B. Prior, assisted by Elder Robert Webb, officiating. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, with Elder James Harris, A. J. Hylton, Orvel B. Prior and Robert Webb, officiating. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday. A memorial has been established.
He was born May 2, 1924 in Bureau County to Vern H. and Erma V. Hoak Hopkins. He married Ruby D. King of Carthage on July 20, 1943, at Kohoka, Mo. He was a co-member of the Smyrna Baptist Church in Bentley where he was an elder. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. David L. (Lois) Metternick of Cedar Rapids, Iowa., one son Arlyn R. Hopkins of Carthage, one brother Donald E. Hopkins of Wichita, Kansas, two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Curtis and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Miller, both of Carthage, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded by his parents and one daughter. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, December 1, 1988 - Friday pg A2 - Sub. by Melva Taylor]

EVA HOUSEHOLDER
AGED RESIDENT OF TIOGA DEAD
“Grandmother” Householder Passed Away Saturday of Old Age – Funeral Held Yesterday.
Tioga, Ill., Feb. 13 – Mrs. Eva A. Householder, Better known to almost everyone in this vicinity as “Grandmother,” died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. Tripp, about eight miles west of here, Saturday, of old age. The deceased was born in Germany, Dec. 20, 1830, and was over 81 years old at the time of her death. She was twice married, her first husband being Christian Myers, who died in 1855. To this union four children were born, and one of these, Henry Myers, of Tioga, survives. Her second husband was John Householder, their marriage occurring on Oct. 9, 1858. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Householder and five are now living namely, Albert and John Householder of Tioga, Mrs. L. Treaster of Quincy, and Mrs. Vradenberg and Mrs. Tripp of Tioga. She also leaves thirty grandchildren and thrity-two great grandchildren. Mrs. Householder united with the M. E. church, South, at this place on Jan. 19, 1898, and the funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from there, the services being conducted by Rev. G. W. Green. [Source: Quincy Daily Journal, Feb. 13, 1912 – Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

CAROLYN M. JACKSON
Carolyn Jackson, 87, a former longtime resident of Hamilton, was called home to be with her Lord at 12:45 a.m. Friday (Nov. 11, 2011) at Heather Hills Care Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mrs. Jackson was born June 8, 1924, in Mattoon, a daughter of the late Ralph and Irene Tinch. Carolyn was married to the late Harold Jackson in St. Louis on Dec. 26, 1942.
Carolyn is survived by two sons, Dick Jackson and his wife, Janet, of Louisville, Ky., and Jim Jackson and his wife, Kathy, of Portage, Mich.; two daughters, Virginia Berges of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Carol Dornbos and her husband, Paul, of Grand Rapids; one sister, Betty Lacy and her husband, Richard, of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchilden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; and a brother, Russell.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday in Sutter Salem Bible Church in Sutter, conducted by Pastor Mike McMillen and assisted by Pastor Brian Kelly. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
VISITATION: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

HILDA MAY JACOBS
Hilda May Jacobs, 94, of Hamilton, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday (May 19, 2011) in the Heritage House, Carthage.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1916, near West Point, a daughter of Albert and Christina Klingler Harms. She married Arthur Jacobs on Jan. 27, 1937, in Bethany United Church of Christ Parsonage, Tioga. He died Jan. 11, 2011.
Hilda attended grade school in Oak Forest and Mendon High School. She worked at Davis Cleaver, Quincy, and later worked in the kitchen at Montebello Healthcare Center, Hamilton, until her retirement. She was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Sutter, where she belonged to the quilting group. She enjoyed quilting, growing flowers and gardening in her earlier years.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Billy) Donavon of Denver, Colo. and Phyllis (Charles) Meyer of Worden; one son, Gary (Carla) Jacobs of West Point; five grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Brunenn of Hamilton, Angela (Ted) Knorr of Bowen, Allen (Kim) Meyer of Staunton, Glenn (Janine) Meyer of Staunton, and Brian Meyer of Worden; 10 great-grandchildren, Brady Moore, Michael, Elijah, Kendall, Luke and Jillian Meyer, Ryan and Lucas Brunenn, and Kelsey and Jacob Knorr; and a sister-in-law, Erma Harms of Quincy.
Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and five brothers, Carl and his first wife, Marie, and second wife, Leona, Paul and his wife, Marie, Ralph and his wife, Virginia, Clarence, and Walter and his wife, Pauline.
SERVICES: 2 p.m. Monday in Bethlehem United Church of Christ with Pastor Roy Paterik conducting. Burial will be in Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery, Sutter.
VISITATION: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday in the church.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton.
[Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

JOHNSON, SETH D.
Seth D. Johnson, 33, of Carthage, died in his home early Thursday morning (Aug. 25, 2011).
Seth was born April 28, 1978, in Carthage, a son of Warren and Ann Sherman Johnson.
Seth attended Carthage High School. During his junior and senior year, he lived with his Aunt Martha and Uncle Mick and graduated from high school in Granger, Ind.
Seth studied computer science, art history and music at the University of Illinois (both Chicago and C-U) and Western Illinois University. He was on the UI-Chicago IT staff for two years, assisting a physicist and engineer as well as maintaining the online UI-C catalog. He worked at Mirabelle Bakery for a time in Urbana. In fall 2010, Seth was part of the IT team at WIU and maintained computer labs across the campus.
He was very active in the First Presbyterian Church in Carthage, singing in the choir. Seth loved music, performance, visual art, physics, world traditions and philosophy. He found inspiration and comfort in the natural world around him. He was an interdisciplinary artist working in his home studio in Harmony Township, blending painting, mixed media, music composition and writing, the arts, philosophy and social justice.
Seth became an activist for food security in the community and initiated a community garden at the First Presbyterian Church in Carthage to provide fresh vegetables for the local food bank. He was so touched by the many community members who contributed to open and till the ground, provide seeds and plant starts, and assist with ongoing garden tending for a good harvest.
Seth is survived by his mother, Ann Sherman Johnson of Whidbey Island, Wash.; his father and stepmother, Warren and Kim Johnson of Carthage; four sisters, Erin (Jason) Schiller of Urbana, Kathryn Huber-Johnson of Tennessee, Ill., Kelly (Josh) Hamm of Macomb and Kortney (Luke Burling) Freeman of Carthage; nieces, Elsa Schiller and Sydney Hamm; nephew, Connor Hamm; grandparents, John and Carolyn Massie of Carthage; aunts, Bonnie (Harry) Classen of Fond du Lac, Wis., Martha (Michael) Detlefsen of Granger and Dr. Sue Knight of Park Ridge; and uncles, Steve (Jennifer) Sherman of Carthage and Mark (Diane) Sherman of Antioch.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lawrence W. Jr. and Alice Sherman; and his paternal grandparents, Albert and Anna Mae Johnson.
SERVICES: 6 p.m. celebration of life service tonight in First Presbyterian Church, Carthage.
VISITATION: The family will meet with friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

MAX KEE
PLYMOUTH - Max Kee, 87, of Plymouth died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Jan. 13, 1914, near Colchester in McDonough County to Luther and Grace Kendall Kee, he married Katherine Smith on May 11, 1947, near Plymouth. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, DeWayne (and Dolores) Dace of Princeton; one daughter, Deborah Erenberger of Rock Island; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
One son, Albert Kee; two brothers; one sister; and nieces and nephews preceded him in death.
A former member of Plymouth American Legion Post 912, he served as a sergeant tech 4 in the Army 633 Tank Destroyer Company from 1941 to 1945.
A retired farmer, he also was employed at Crooks Hardware Store and the Allis Chalmer dealership in Plymouth.
He was a member and deacon of St. Mary's Baptist Church, where he had served as a trustee and Sunday school superintendent.
He was a member and past board member of Hancock County Farm Bureau. He served on the board of the former St. Mary's School and was a former member and past president of the Plymouth Lions Club.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his church. The Rev. Phillip Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, December 22, 2001, Page: B05 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

MARY FRANCES KISSINGER
Mary Frances Kissinger, 80, of Carthage, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2011) in Memorial Hospital, Carthage.
Frances was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Champion, Neb., a daughter of Boyd T. and Florence Mae (Singleton) Lehr. She was united in marriage to Earl George Kissinger in Lancaster, Mo., in 1947. He preceded her in death in 1994.
She attended Warsaw schools. She was employed at Shellor-Globe, Keokuk, Iowa, for more than 30 years, retiring in 1993. Frances enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Red Hats, Eastern Star and the Basco Walkers.
Frances is survived by six children, Sherry (Andy) Kuehl of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nancy (Dan) Gabel of Quincy, Susan Wennerberg of Carthage, Mark (Robin) Kissinger of Carthage, Daniel (Lois) Kissinger of Basco and Lexanne (Terry) Vass of Ferris; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Boyd T. Lehr of Hamilton and Glen (Virgie) Lehr of Harvard.
In addition to her husband, Earl, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tom Kissinger; three sisters, Maggie, Louise and Rosie; and two brothers, Charlie and Ed.
SERVICES: Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oakland Cemetery, Warsaw.
VISITATION: 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage, with family present 6 to 8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

BARBARA I. KNOWLES
Barbara Irene (Hendrickson) Knowles, 79, a resident of Montebello Manor Health Care Center, Hamilton, formerly of Plymouth, died at 10:30, a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa. She was born March 15, 1926, near Colchester, the daughter of Dallas and Edna (Faulkner) Hendrickson. She married Philip Wayne Knowles Aug. 15, 1948, in Plymouth. He survives. She is also survived by three sons, Gatton Wayne Knowles, Plymouth, James Mark Knowles, Reeds Spring, Mo., and Lyle Brett Knowles, Pershastin, Wash., two brothers, Harold R. Hendrickson Pershastin, Wash., and Dwayne D. Hendrickson, Leavensworth, Wash.; one sister Sharon K. Voss, Centralia, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William Spencer Hendrickson, James Merle Hendrickson, and Clifford R. Hendrickson.
She was a homemaker and also an elderly care giver and new born baby and new mother care giver. She attended the First Baptist Church, Plymouth and was a 30 plus year member of the Royal Neighbors. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, in Hamilton Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Plymouth.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 15, 2005, at the Funeral Home. [Eagle Publications, November 15, 2005, submitted by Sara Hemp]

IDA MAE BURMOOD KOTTER
RUSHVILLE - Ida Mae Kotter, 81, of Rushville died at 7 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born May 27, 1923, in Augusta to O. Ray and Gladys Varner Burmood, she married LeRoy Kotter on Dec. 2, 1945, in Quincy. He died April 27, 1999.
She also was preceded in death by one sister.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth (and Gail) of Springfield; one daughter, Dixie (and Thomas) Axley of Bloomington; one sister, Allene (and Bob) White of Augusta; and two grandsons.
She taught school at Union and Huntsville schools for five years. She opened the J. C. Penney catalog store in Rushville in 1962. She later was a case worker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid in Rushville from 1964 until retiring in 1983.
She was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church near Rushville and Sugar Grove United Methodist Women.
She also was a member of Schuyler County Home Extension and Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Arthur Runyon will officiate. Cremation will be accorded after the services. Burial of ashes will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at a later date. [Peoria Journal Star, March 5, 2005 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

JOHN LIPSEY
Departed this life at Joseph McCubbin's Esq. in Hancock county in this state, on Tuesday 2 June 1835, Mr. John Lipsey aged on hundred and two years. Mr. Lipsey was born in the county of Tyrone in Ireland, in the year 1732. He emigrated to this county in 1754 and was in Braddock's defeat; and during the Indian wars prior to the revolution, was frequently in the service of the Colony of Virginia, repelling the invasion of the frontier settlements by the savages. At the commencement of the revolution he enlisted as a soldier, and was actively employed during the continuance of that struggle for independance; he was sick a part of the time, and was by the direction of General Washington, quartered at his residence at Mount Vernon, from whom he received a discharge at the close of the war. After the revolutionary war ended, he emigrated to Kentucky, was in several engagements with the Indians until finally, at the battle of the Blue-licks in Kentucky, he received a severe wound in his right ancle, which disabled him from further service; the same ball which inflicted the wound also killed his horse. A surviving officer whose name is not now recollected, generously relinquished his horse to the deceased, on which he made his escape to Bryant's station. He afterwards lost all his clothing and papers at the taking and burning of Rudill's (?) station. He was brought in the Hancock circuit court at the last spring term supported by two persons in a chair, for the purpose of complying with the forms of law in making out his papers, preparatory to an application for a pension from the United States, and appeared still to retain his mental faculties in a surprising degree, although his bodily energies were gone. He did not live to receive an answer to his application, much less to enjoy the little pittance so long and so justly due him from his country - with him, as with many others, it has come to late. Requieseat in peace.  [Illinois Bounty Land Register, Friday, June 26, 1835, Page: 3]

LORRAINE ZARETH BURNS LUCIE
Lorraine Zaretha Burns Lucie, 97, of Basco, died at 1 a.m. Sunday (July 31, 2011) in her home in Basco.
She was born Jan. 6, 1914, in Havana, Ill., a daughter of Edward and Catherine Krabaum Burns. Lorraine married Raymond Dec. 31, 1933, in Galesburg. He died Sept. 12, 1986.
Lorraine attended high school in Havana and was an agriculture major at Western Illinois University. She played on the tennis team while attending WIU. Lorraine was a farm wife and enjoyed doing the daily chores with Raymond. She was a member of the Methodist Opportunity Circle, Pinochle Club and the Basco Walking Club. Lorraine also enjoyed helping with the Fourth of July events.
Survivors include two sons, Richard B. and Nancy Lucie of Basco, and Frankie L. and Barb Lucie of Basco; a daughter, Ruth and Mike Russell of Basco; eight grandchildren, Mitchell Lucie, Teresa Thompson, Jill Beck, Charles Lucie, Steven Lucie, Adam Lucie, Michael Russell and Wendy Russell; and 17 great-grandchildren, Matt, Nick, Brock, Jacob, Christy, Alex, Jake, Sierra, Alexis, Courtney, Jack, Will, Emily, Ethan, Jonathan, Wendy and Payton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters, Francis, Margaret and Alta.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton, with Pastor Steve Smith conducting. Burial will be in South Cemetery, Basco.
VISITATION: After 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home in Hamilton with family present 5 to 7 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

JEAN MASSIE
Jean Massie, 85, of Carthage, died at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday (June 7, 2011) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Jean was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Augusta, a daughter of Harry and Gerneth VanHorn Melvin. She married Harold Massie on June 1, 1947, in Augusta. The couple farmed east of Carthage. He survives.
She graduated from Augusta High School in 1944. She then taught school until her marriage.
Jean was a member of the DAR, the Hancock County Historical Society, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Franklin Club. She was active as a volunteer, serving as a Gray Lady at Memorial Hospital, Carthage, and delivering Meals on Wheels as part of her RSVP service. Jean was a member of First United Methodist Church, Carthage.
Survivors include her husband, Harold, of Carthage; three children, Duane Massie of Carthage, Kent (Sue) Massie of Springfield, and Lu Ann (Bradley) Nelson of Madison, Wis.; two grandchildren, David Nelson and Anna Massie; and a cousin, Carolyn Sill of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery at Carthage.
VISITATION: 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with family present 6 to 8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

ELISHA MATTHEWS
MATTHEWS---Died in this city (Gallipolis, Oh), on last Sunday morning, about 4 o'clock, of paralysis, Elisha Matthews, aged 67 years, 4 months and 17 days.
A few months ago deceased was stricken with a paraletic stroke, rendering him nearly speechless and almost helpless; but he seemed to recover somewhat and at times was upon the street, but he gradually grew worse until he could not leave the house, and required constant attention until death relieved his pains.
Mr. M. was a native of Gallia county, Ohio; was married there Nov. 19th, 1837, to Miss Phebe Ewing. In 1849 he came west looking for a home, and settled in La Harpe township the same year. His occupation ever since has been that of a farmer and mail contractor. He was the father of ten children, three of whom are dead. The survivors are Mrs. Kate Hancock, who lives in Fort Madison, Iowa, Mrs. Eliza Hancock, of Adrian, Illinois, Jennie Strader, wife of D. S. Strader, lives in this city, Ellen J. Keen, resides in New York, A. B., Ed. P., and George E. Matthews, are well known to our people, and are straight forward, enterprising young men, Ed. P. now being a citizen of Colorado, and A. B. of Creston, Iowa.
Mr. Matthews has been a citizen of Carthage for almost twenty years. His funeral took place on Monday from the M. E. Church, where a discourse was preached by Rev. Applebee, of Hamilton. He was then laid away in the old cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him to the grave not long since.---Carthage, Ill., Exchange.
The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Wm. Symmes, of this county. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 26, 1880 Sub. by: Kathy McDaniel]

JAMES McCREERY
Time and changes are going on – the good and pure and true are called away and homes and hearts once gladdened by the presence of a loved one are left saddened and desolute(sic?). Hearts cheered and lives blessed and molded by the influence of such a life. It's loving counsel and deeds are left to mourn the transitory, fleeting nature of the earthly life. No truly good man lives in vain. He may never be known to fame; but few may never know he lived. But from that pure life has gone out an influence that has been felt by all who have come within the radius of its influence and a sweet fragrance of blessing rests on those that have felt its power. Such a man of such a life of purity and blessing was James McCreery. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, he came to America at the early age of 11 years and settled in Pennsylvania in 1846. He moved to Quincy, Ill., and in 1850 to the farm near Lima, now and for years known as the McCreery farm, one and a half miles north of Lima, being the southeast quarter-section of Rocky Run township, in Hancock county. He there resided until about a year ago, when with his son Robert's family he removed to LaBelle, Mo., where on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1888, he passed away to the better land, surrounded by those he loved, aged 76 years, 11 months and 7 days, having been born Nov. 3, 1811. The writer has had an intimate acquaintance with Father McCreery since 1881, at which time he moved to Linn, and well remember the directions given me by father Wm. B. Finley, an aged saint of God now living at West Point, and calmly waiting the angel messenger himself. Said he: “When you get there call on James McCreery; tell him I sent you with my love. You will find him a precious man, with a large, loving heart.”
I carried out his directions, and have since been blessed with one of the sweetest and most pleasant friendships of my life. I have felt honored these years with the friendship, confidence and respect given and shown to me by Father McCreery and loved family.
He came to Hancock county just after the Mormon exodus, buying a farm on which a Mormon had lived, and began to improve it. His near neighbors, the family of old Father Rolt, one of God's elect, long since in glory, but whose aged wife and several sons still live, honored and loved. Father McCreery for years labored and toiled and served, until at last he became a wealthy man; but never, while making his fortune, was he known as a parsimonious man. He was a wonderful giver. His heart, hand and pocketbook were always open, and many good causes and hundreds of poor people realized his goodness and beneficence.
When the war broke out it found in James McCreery a patriot, pure and stainless – one who hated treason and loved loyalty; one who was not afraid nor ashamed to avow his sentiments at any place or time. He gave two sons to carry on the war. James and Henry. James lives, one of Missouri's most honored and true citizens. Henry gave his life to the cause and now lies buried in Lima's quiet cemetery, sleeping the sleep of a patriot hero. Lima post of the G. A. R. bears his honored name. Mr McCreery was a warm-hearted, generous man – one who loved his friends with all his heart and never could do enough for them. Hospitable and generous, his home was indeed a home to all who found lodgement (sic) there. He was the very soul of integrity and and honor. He hated duplicity, meanness and fraud with all his heart; a man guilty of such things he wanted nothing to do with, and would not hesitate for one moment to tell him so.
Above all he was a Christian man, an honored member of the Presbyterian church: but not bigot. All good people were his brethren, and other churches than his own and especially Lima M. E. church were grandly aided by his generosity and sympathy, which they appreciated, and mourn his loss.
His family consisted of his wife, a noble and precious woman, and eight children, four boys and four girls – James, Henry, John and Robert were the boys. Henry died during the war, James, John and Robert all reside in Missouri as honored citizens and worthy men. The girls are all married. Mrs. McIntyre, Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Crow at Lima; all ladies in every sense of the term.
The funeral obsequies took place at Lima, in the M. E. church, in the presence of a large concourse of his old friends and neighbors. The writer of this had the honor of delivering the funeral sermon from these words: “We All Do Fade as a Leaf.” Father McCreery was one of our warmest friends. We loved him with all our heart, and his memory will ever be precious to us. The old soldiers of H. C. McCreery post had charge of the remains, and at the close of the service tenderly bore the remains to the quiet church yard and laid them to rest by the side of his patriot son. The writer's frosts and storms will come: the summer's suns will fall upon his grave; the grasses will spring up, and beauteous flowers will deck his grave; the wind will gently murmur a requiem over his sleeping dust; but by his life he will still speak, and many will carry his image in their hearts while those hearts shall continue to beat. James W. Madison   [The Quincy Daily Whig, Friday, November 09, 1888, Page 8 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

TOM J. MCGUIRE
The remains of the late Tom J. McGuire arrived in the city last evening from Cleveland, Ohio, where he died. Decedent was one of the best one-legged dancers on the stage, and was a brother of John McGuire. He was a native Quincyan, and when quite young, lost one of his limbs. He left the city as a lad and in later years, in company with another Quincy boy named Halpin, he toured the country in vaudeville, making quite a reputation. He owned a theater in Cleveland, and was in the vaudeville business until a short time ago and visited Quincy relatives last summer.
He was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic church here, and his funeral will be held there. He was about 46 years old at the time of death, which was caused by a nervous breakdown. His wife was unable to accompany the remains to Quincy on account of illness.

RUTH (Hopkins) MILLER
Ruth Miller, 73, of Carthage, died on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
She was born on May 3, 1935 in Sterling, the daughter of Vern and Erma (Hoak) Hopkins. On Sept. 1, 1979, she married Charles Miller at the Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church in Bentley.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Charles of Carthage; one sister, Helen Curtis of Bentley; one brother, Donald Hopkins of Wichita, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Vernon Hopkins.
Ruth attended school in Carthage, graduated in 1952. She then attended Gem City Business College in Quincy for two years. She had worked as a bookkeeper and secretary at Gardner-Denver in Keokuk, Iowa, and Quincy. She had been the bookkeeper at Gem City Transfer Company in Quincy. Ruth later spent 14 years in the Hancock County Treasurer's Office serving as the Deputy Clerk. She was a member of the Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church in Bentley.
Funeral services were held at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial followed in
Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage. Memorials may be made to the Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church of Bentley.
Printy Funeral Home of Carthage was in charge of arrangements.
[The Journal-Pilot, Hancock County, Illinois, December 21, 2008 - Sub. by Melva Taylor]

FRED B. MOYES
Fred B. Moyes, 75, of Elvaston, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday (July 6, 2011) in Memorial Hospital, Carthage, surrounded by his loving family.
Fred was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Fort Madison, Iowa, a son of Fred O. and Edna Butler Moyes. He was raised in Fort Madison and went to school there.
He was married to Dixie Bower, and they had seven children. They later divorced. He married Mary Schaller Mathews on Sept. 10, 1976. They moved from Carthage to Elvaston in 1980. She survives.
Fred was employed by All Star Dairy in Keokuk for a number of years, and then became a coffee salesman for Coffee Mill. He and Mary owned and operated the Daylight Donut Shop in Carthage from 1981-1986. He was chief jailor at the Hancock County Sheriff's office from 1978 to 2000, when he retired.
Fred was involved for more than 35 years in helping people with alcoholism live sober. He was always available for anyone who needed help. Taking road trips to 12-step meetings, conferences and gatherings was always memorable for the many friends who went along. He attended seven AA international conventions from 1980-2010.
Fred enjoyed being with family and friends, playing cards, the Chicago Cubs, traveling and having coffee with his buddies. He loved going to the races with his boys. He loved animals and especially his cats.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; his seven children, John (Rhonda) Moyes, Debra (Cole) Little, Mark (Regina) Moyes, Fred (Cindy) Moyes Jr., Phillip (Roxanne) Moyes, Theresa (Kevin) Bryant and Theodore "Ted" Moyes; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and David; and a stepson, Andy Mathews.
SERVICES: 7 p.m. Saturday in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. Following the services, friends are invited to the Prairie Township Hall, Elvaston, for fellowship and refreshments. A private burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage.
VISITATION: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

JOHN M. NAGEL
John M. Nagel, 82, of Basco, died at 7:58 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 29, 2011) in Keokuk (Iowa) Area Hospital.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1928, at the family home in Warsaw, the son of Homer B. and Ida Mae Koehler Nagel. He married Luella May Reuter on April 11, 1954, in Keokuk. Luella died on Oct. 4, 1993.
John was a farmer in the Sutter area for many years. He worked as a construction worker for the Macomb Local Union. John served as a Wythe Township trustee for 20 plus years.
John was a lifelong member of the Bethlehem United Church of Christ and also a member of Faith Family Church. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, kids and grandchildren. John loved visiting friends and family and he never missed a birthday.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Nagel of Basco, Tony Nagel and (Julie) of Ursa, and Howard Nagel and (Mary Ann) of Keokuk; five sisters, Gladys Fleck of Warsaw, Selma Morales of O'Fallon, Mo., Elda Mae Beeler of Hamiton, Margaret Crowell of Madison, Wis., and Virginia Clark (Robert) of Warsaw; five brothers, Walter Nagel of Augusta, Milton Nagel (Dolly) of Basco, Lyle Nagel (Charlot) of Warsaw, James Nagel (Bobbie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Donald Nagel (Karen) of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Jean Stevens of Warsaw, Lindsey Mahair of Iowa City, Iowa, Eric Mahair of Keokuk, Eva Mahair of Canton, Mo., Rheanna Nagel or Ursa, and Rhyland Nagel of Ursa; two great-grandchildren, Skylar Stevens of Warsaw and Cole Kraus of Iowa City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a brother, Marvin Nagel.
SERVICES: Were held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Sutter with Pastor Roy Paterik and Jay Zetterlund officiating. Burial followed in the Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery at Sutter.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

JOHN R. NEWTON
John R. Newton died at the Altenheim at 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning, following an illness of some time. He came here from Carthage, on February 4, 1913, where he had been staying with a married daughter, and entered the Old People's Home immediately upon his arrival here. His wife died seven years ago.
Mr. Newton was apparently in average health until he received a stroke of cerebral hemorrhage last Thursday, after which he grew gradually weaker until death claimed him. He was 87 years old at the time of demise.
One married son and a grandson in Carthage, and a daughter in Fort Madison, Ia., survive. There are also a brother, and a nephew, near Pontoosuc, Ill. The son will accompany the remains to Carthage, where the funeral and burial will take place. [The Quincy Daily Journal - Monday, Mar. 29, 1915 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

ROBERT E. NICHOLS
Robert E. "Bob" Nichols, 70, of Augusta, died at 11 a.m. Saturday (July 30, 2011) in his home in Augusta.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1940, in West Point, to Earl and Maxine Banks Nichols. He married Sharon M. Carr on April 12, 1959, in Bowen. She died Sept. 11, 2008.
Bob had been employed as the plant manager of the Bowen Ready Mix in Bowen. He enjoyed trail riding, camping, bowling, softball pitching and was an avid card player. He most enjoyed the cherished times spent with his family.
Bob served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1964.
He is survived by three sons, Kelly (Kim) Nichols of Gurnee, Kyle Nichols of Chickamauga, Ga., and Mike (Pam) Nichols of Bowen; a daughter, Gayla (Terry) Smith of Loraine; 10 grandchildren, Dan (Rose) Smith, Keshia (Jeremy) Heaton, Krystal Reese, Jesse (Michelle) Smith, Tara (Mike) Behris, Brandon Bellas, Britney Nichols, Keela Nichols, Jennifer (Matt) Peters and Ryan Nichols; nine great-grandchildren, Jaise and Jerik Heaton, Jackson and Riley Peters, Olyvea and Coy Mann, Nicholas Smith, Jessica and Justin Best; a brother, Randy (Ruth) Nichols of Rushville; and two sisters, Earlene (Shirley) Homan of West Point and Pam (Brad) Moormann of Bowen.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Thursday graveside services will be held in Oak Valley Cemetery near Warsaw by the Rev. Terry Rankin.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; Date: Aug. 1, 2011 - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]]

THOMAS LEE NUTT
Thomas Lee "Tom" Nutt, 75, of Carthage, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday (June 25, 2011) in the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Tom was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa, a son of Gerald G. "Jerry" Nutt Sr. and Elizabeth A. McCarty Nutt. He attended schools in Carthage and graduated from Carthage High School in 1953. After high school he worked and attended Western Illinois University and in 1955 he joined the United States Navy where he was trained as a "frogman" and also as radar operator. He served aboard the USS Albany and the USS Boston, traveled to 23 countries and was both below the equator and above the Arctic Circle. After his discharge in 1959, he attended Carthage College where he received his bachelor of science in business administration. During his college years, he also served in the Naval Reserve Unit in Burlington, Iowa.
On Aug. 4, 1962, he was united in marriage to Karen Ann McMaster at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Carthage. She survives.
Tom and Karen moved to Joliet, where he began his career in sales with Warp Brothers, a Chicago plastic manufacturer. In 1968, Warp Brothers made Tom district sales manager for a territory on the East Coast which ranged from eastern Pennsylvania to Georgia and they moved to Richmond, Va. In 1975, they moved to Locust Hill, Va., where they had a home on the Rappahannock River. They lived there until 1999 when they returned to Carthage. In 1980, Tom and Karen began their own business as manufacturers' representatives. The long relatiionship with Warp Brothers continued, but they now also represented other factories. They sold hardware and lawn and garden supplies to wholesalers and corporate buyers for mass merchants such as Lowe's who were located in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Caroline and South Carolina. He was a member of several sales organizations and also served for two terms on the Associate Members Advsiory Council for the National Hardware Manufacturers' Association. He retired completely in 2002.
During the many years living on the water in Locust Hill, Tom was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed cruising on the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers. Tom enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Carthage Golf Club upon his return to Carthage. He has also always loved pets and has had a number of cats and dogs over the years.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Karen, of Carthage are a sister, Elizabeth Ann (Bob) Schinderle of Plainfield; a brother-in-law, Jim Rogers of Fort Madison, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Cathy Rogers of Springfield; cousins, Sally (Bill) McCarty Dietrick, Jim (Annabelle) McCarty, Jack (Janice) McCarty and Judy McCarty Boyer; nephews, David, Gary and Brian Schinderle, Doug Nutt and Jason, Chris and Jack Rogers; and nieces, Zoanne Nutt Leary, Mary Schinderle Duchene, Jill Nutt and Janice Nutt Beck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry Nutt Jr. and Edward Nutt; as well as a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage with military rites.
VISITATION: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family meeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

MARILYN R. O'NEAL
Marilyn R. O'Neal, 88, of Carthage, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 12, 2011) at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Marilyn was born in Carthage, a daughter of Roy Ansel and Mary Edith Carlton Brooks on Jan. 7, 1923.
She graduated from Carthage High School in 1940 and then went on to receive her teaching degree from Western Illinois University in 1944. She had taught at Lincoln School in Carthage and also in Hamilton and Rockford. On June 12, 1948, she married William "Bill" O'Neal in Carthage.
Marilyn was an active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Carthage and the Delver's Club. She was also an avid NASCAR fan, following Carl Edwards.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, William "Bill" O'Neal of Carthage; a son, Robert A. (Lori) O'Neal of Marshfield, Mo.; three grandchildren, Michael (Tiffany) O'Neal of Portsmith, Va., Matthew O'Neal of Los Angeles, and Melissa R. O'Neal of Edwardsville; a sister, Sue (Delbert) Dufrain of Stone Lake, Wis.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers; and an infant grandson, Steven.
SERVICES: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Carthage with burial in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

DR. THOMAS CLAYTON PERRY
July 18 -- Sat. eve. Dr. Thomas Clayton Perry died at his Colchester home, Funeral at Christian church, Rev. C.A. King preaching. Burial at Moore graveyard. He as born in Lexington, Ga. in 1817 and was 71 yrs. 11 mo. and 2 days old. In 1845 he married Tillia A. Rowe in Cherokee county, N.C. She survives. They came to Hancock county in 1849 and to Colchester in 1866. Dr. Perry practiced medicine until 7 yrs. ago. He leaves 5 children and 10 grandchildren. Three of his children, Mrs. Louisa Goldsberry, D.E. and S.W. Perry reside in Colchester, and one son N.B. is city editor of the Leavenworth, Kan. "Standard", and one son is Judge C.T. Perry of Quincy. "The Colchester Independent, 17 JUL 1889 - Sub. By Mark J. Lamias]

WINDELL "DEL" PIERCY
Windell "Del" Piercy, 69, of Warsaw, went to his heavenly home at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday (June 28, 2011) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy.
He was born Aug. 6, 1941, in Chenoa, a son of Fate Washington Piercy and Norma Ruth Jacobs Piercy. He married Glenadyne Rockenfield on Oct. 28, 2004, in Las Vegas. She survives.
Mr. Piercy was raised and educated in Chenoa and graduated from Chenoa High School in May 1959. He entered the U.S. Navy just after graduation until August 1962. While in the Navy, he graduated from Machinery Repairman's School in San Diego. He served aboard the USS Barry DD-933 from December 1959 until December 1960, then served aboard the USS Yosemite AD-19 until his tour of duty was finished in August 1962. After he was out of the Navy, he moved to southern California and was employed in the aerospace industry.
In the early 1970s he moved to Bloomington and later to El Paso. In 1973, he became an interstate truck driver for Brubaker Transfer out of Eureka, now in Goodfield, until an accident in 1988 ended his career.
Mr. Piercy became an ordained minister on Oct. 21, 2000, at the age of 59.
He met his beloved wife, Glenadyne, in 2001 and moved to Warsaw in 2002.
He was once a member of First Baptist Church in Chenoa, First Baptist Church in El Paso, Church of the Nazarene in El Paso and was currently a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga, where he was serving as one of three pastors.
He loved his extended family, woodworking, traveling and crossword puzzles. Most of all, he loved the Lord and doing the Lord's work.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Randall Warren Piercy of Jacksonville, Fla., Steven Scott Piercy of Jacksonville, Fla. and Windell Warren (Kim) Piercy II of Kenosha, Wis.; two stepsons, Gerald (Lisa) Hackemack of Lake in the Hills and Gaylen (Amie) Hackemack of Wake Forest, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Glenda (Dave) Farkas of Quincy; six grandchildren, Joshua Steven Piercy, Randall Jacob Piercy, Matthew Warren Piercy and Jennifer Leann Piercy of Jacksonville, Caleb Micah Piercy-Kellerhals of Nashville, Tenn., and Ryah Elaine Piercy of Kenosha; eight step-grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Schmidt of Jacksonville, Ashley and Amber Clark of Hamilton, Josh Farkas of Quincy, Josey and Luke Hackemack of Lake in the Hills and Hayden and Grant Hackemack of Wake Forest; a brother, Richard Fate (Carol) Piercy of Chenoa; and a sister, Dona Jean (John) Bobbe of Mazon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Norma Colleen Piercy; two brothers, Roger Bruce Piercy and Ronald J. Piercy; nephews, Steven J. Piercy and Curt Piercy and Curt's wife, Linda; and a step-grandson, Alex Farkas.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in Bethany United Church of Christ, Tioga, with Pastor Joel Schlatter conducting and the Rev. Darwin Smith as honorary minister. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
VISITATION: After 1 p.m. Friday with family present from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

WAYNE HENRY PILKINGTON
Wayne Henry Pilkington, 62, of Carthage, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday (Aug. 5, 2011) in Carthage.
Wayne was born July 3, 1949, in Hamilton, a son of George Daniel and Beulah (Bollin) Pilkington.
He graduated from Hamilton High School. After graduation, Wayne served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and received his honorable discharge after 18 years of service. Wayne had worked at Blessing Hospital in Quincy for eight years and drove a school bus for seven and one half years. He had also worked at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Sherrick Drug Store, Robert Morris College and had been a part-time deputy sheriff in Hancock County. Wayne was devoted to the Red Cross blood drives and also in plasmapheresis donation.
Wayne is survived by his mother, Beulah; three sisters, Doris (Michael) Todd of Carthage, Rosalee Pilkington of Carthage, and Charlotte (Garry) Seyb of Donnelson, Iowa; one brother, Ray Pilkington of Peoria; a brother-in-law, Mike Todd, that he considered a brother; a special niece, Jerri Harl; a special nephew, Greg Todd; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog companion, Dr.K.
He was preceded in death by his father.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Monday in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage.
VISITATION: 3 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home with family present 6-8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

JEAN L. QUILHOT
Jean L. Quilhot, 84, of Carthage, formerly of Markham, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 17, 2011) in her home in Hickory Grove Apartments in Carthage.
Jean was born Oct. 14, 1926, a daughter of John and Ella C. Lee Williams in Chicago. On June 28, 1947, she was united in marriage to John H. Quilhot in Chicago. He survives.
She graduated from Our Lady of Loretto High School in Chicago and went on to Thornton Community College.
Jean was a homemaker and teacher's aide and was employed by the Prairie Hills School District. After spending most of her life in Markham, she and her husband moved to Carthage to be near her daughter.
Jean loved singing and music, especially jazz, and the fine arts. She was an avid reader and scrabble player. She loved birds, animals, and nature.
Jean is survived by her husband, John, of Carthage; a daughter, Maureen (David) Crawford of Carthage; a son, Barry Quilhot of Chicago; three grandchildren, Gabrielle Rysula of Grants Pass, Ore., Jonathan Shumaker of Wood River and Sarah Self of Quincy; two great-grandchildren, Dade Self of Quincy and Sadie Hahn of Grants Pass; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Ellamae Keating and Suzanne Heda.
SERVICES: Private family services will be held at a later date.
VISITATION: There will be no visitation.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

GLADYS JOY RHODES
Gladys Joy Rhodes, 74, of Carthage, died peacefully surrounded by family at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 17, 2011) in LaHarpe-Davier Care Center in LaHarpe.
She was born July 30, 1937, a daughter of Jacob and Hilda Huls, the third of 11 children. She married Kelly Rhodes in 1959. From this union she was blessed with three children, Pam (John) Edris, Jeff Rhodes and Rodney (Donna) Rhodes, all of Carthage.
Gladys graduated from Carthage High School in 1955. She loved music and for many years played the organ at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Carthage. In 1975, she became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage. She was a member of theCarthage Sports Boosters and an avid sports fan, rarely missing her children and grandchildren's sports activities. When summer softball for girls first started in Carthage she was one of the first coaches. She retired in 1999 from Hancock Frozen Food Corp. after 42 years.
She was a courageous survivor, having survived cancer five times.
She is survived by her children; four grandsons, Adam (Andria) Harrison of Freeburg, and Scott (Tasha Hiland) Harrison, Alex Rhodes, and Blake Rhodes, all of Carthage; one granddaughter, Katie Rhodes of Carthage, three step-grandchildren, Brock Edris of Monroe City, Mo., and Patricia and Logan Edris of Milford; three great-grandchildren, Brock Erdis of Monroe City, Mo., and Patricia and Logan Edris of Milfod; three great-grandchildren, Haiven and Talya Joy Harrison of Freeburg and Adalyn Harrison of Carthage; seven sisters, Alice Varner, Esther Stuehrenberg and Jan Hoffman, all of Carthage, Martha Shay of Shelbyville, Ky., Mary Lisenbee of Garland, Texas, Fern Grace of Avon, and Dixie Schneider of Worley, Idaho; and two brothers, Harold Huls and Lloyd Huls, both of Carthage.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Susan Tenhouse.
SERVICES: 5 p.m. Tuesday candlelight service celebrating the life of Gladys will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

ROBERT W. ROSKAMP
Robert W. Roskamp, 81, of Sutter, died at the North Adams Home in Mendon at 7:02 a.m. Monday (Sept. 19, 2011).
Robert was born Jan. 8, 1930, near Sutter in Hancock County, a son of John and Lena Wittler Roskamp. On March 10, 1947, married Vera Frazer at her parents' home in Walker Township, Hancock County, near Sutter.
Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received his honorable discharge in December of 1953 and was a member of the American Legion.
Robert was a lifelong cattle farmer.
Robert is survived by his wife, Vera, of Sutter; two children, Debra (Mark) Powers of Sutter and Kevin Roskamp of Sutter; and two grandchildren Kyle and Kelli Roskamp, both of Sutter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy; three brothers, Elmer, Edgar, and John; and a sister, Dorothy.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

KATHRYN H. HORNEY SAPP
WASHINGTON - Services for Kathryn H. Sapp, 77, of 407 Peach St., who was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 1991, in the emergency room at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a two-car accident in Peoria, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Local visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta.
The accident occurred about 4:15 p.m. Friday when the car she was driving was struck by another as she pulled out onto Knoxville Avenue from the Proctor Community Hospital driveway.
Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Hancock County to Frank and Kate Dau Horney, she married Newell T. Sapp on Nov. 21, 1940, in Clinton, Iowa. He survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
She was a former Augusta area school teacher. She was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America; Cloverleaf Chapter 917, Order of the Eastern Star, Peoria, where she was an officer; and the Peoria Heights Chapter, White Shrine. [Peoria Journal Star, October 21, 1991, Page: C6, submitted by Sara Hemp]

MARIE LAURA SCHMITT
Marie Laura Schmitt, 91, of Sutter, died at 2:22 a.m. Saturday (July 9, 2011) in Sunset Home in Quincy.
She was born Sept. 14, 1919, in rural Walker Township, a daughter of Lydia Roskamp and William J. Kunz. On April 21, 1939, she married Clemens C. Schmitt in Keokuk, Iowa. He died in July 2005.
Mr. and Mrs. Schmitt engaged in grain and livestock farming in Hancock and Adams counties their entire married life.
She was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ near Sutter, where she served as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, Women's Guild president and member of the Quilters.
Marie especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed by those who loved her.
Survivors include a daughter, Elaine (William) Weinberg of Quincy; two sons, Robert (Margaret) Schmitt of Naperville and John (Marianne) Schmitt of Quincy; grandchildren, Annette (Tim) Weinberg Kanoy of Troy, Patricia (Daryl) Schmitt of Jasper, Ind., William (Julie) Weinberg II of Greenwood, Ind., Jennifer (Dan) Hay of Naperville, Laura (Hunter) Murray of Golden, Colo., Mark Schmitt of Naperville, Graceann Schmitt of Grand Rapids, Mich., Andrew Schmitt of Champaign, and Michael and Jonathan Schmitt of Quincy; and great-grandchildren, Bethany, Caleb, Anna and Josiah Kanoy, Dylan, Andrew and Bennett Schmitt, Addison and Jocelyn Weinberg, Madeline and Evelyn Hay, and Caitlyn Murray. She also is survived by a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Karl) Zerfoss of Elmhurst, and a brother-in-law, Roger Althide of Basco.
She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Alvena Honer, Mabel Wemhoner and Leona Althide; and two brothers, Julius and Alfred Kunz.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Sutter. The Rev. Roy Paterik will conduct. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Sutter. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

ROY ERVIN SELLARS
Plymouth, Ill – Services for Roy Ervin Sellars, 79, of near here, who died Sunday (Dec. 6, 1970) at 11:45 p.m. In Memorial Hospital in Carthage, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. In St. Mary Baptist Church. The Rev. Thomas Starr will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Mr. Sellars was born in McDonough County, Feb. 4, 1891, a son of Alva and Sarah Lee Sellars. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was a farmer. He married Esther Wier, Dec. 18, 1915 in Carthage. Surviving are the widow; a son, Glen of Plymouth; five daughters, Hazel and Irene, both at home, Mrs. Lola Shoupe of Carthage, Mrs. Lucille Howe of Plymouth and Mrs. Florence Howe of Havana; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah White of Havana and Mrs. Pearl Shappell of Carthage; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild.  [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, Dec. 7, 1970 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

MARY VERONICA SOWLLES
Mary Veronica Sowlles, 13, of Hamilton, died at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 17, 2011) in University Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa, as the result of an ATV accident.
She was born on May 5, 1998, in Quincy, the daughter of Dr. Richard and Ann Heintz Sowlles.
Mary was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hamilton. She played basketball, ran track, and was in the band. She played the drums and the piano, and enjoyed a wide variety of music. Mary enjoyed snorkeling and scuba diving. She loved being around kids and loved volunteering at a day care. Mary also enjoyed the company of her many friends.
She is survived by her parents, Dr. Richard and Ann Sowlles of Hamilton; three brothers and one sister, Thomas, Holly, Mark and Peter Sowlles of Hamilton; maternal grandmother, Veronica Mary Heintz of Hamilton; paternal grandmother, Donna Oberholtzer of LaCrosse, Wis.; and several aunts, uncle and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Eugene Heintz; paternal grandfather, Thomas Sowlles; and paternal stepgrandfather, Douglas Oberholtzer.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hamilton, with the Rev. Thomas Szydlik conducting. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
VISITATION: After 3 p.m. Sunday with family present 5-8 p.m. in the DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers, 1212 Concert, Keokuk, Iowa. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers, 1212 Concert, Keokuk, Iowa. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

SPURGEON, RICHARD L.
Richard L. "Dick" Spurgeon, 75, of Ferris, died at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 18, 2011) at Lexington Square in Keokuk, Iowa.
Richard was born Sept. 30, 1936, in New Boston, Iowa, a son of Merle and Ruby Benge Spurgeon.
Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.
On March 8, 1958, he married Loretta "Kate" Franks in Kahoka, Mo. She died on April 21, 2011.
Richard had worked at Shellor-Globe in Keokuk for 20 years and then was a truck driver for Case-International for many years. He was a member of the VFW and past commander.
Richard is survived by three sons, Donald L. (Delta) Spurgeon of Antioch, Dennis D. Spurgeon of Ferris and Rick L. Spurgeon of Carthage; six grandchildren, Stephanie N. Spurgeon, Justin L. Spurgeon, Kaitlyn I. Spurgeon, Melissa L. Spurgeon, Jeremy E. Spurgeon, and Jazzmin P. Spurgeon; two great-grandchildren, JuVon E. Spurgeon and Isabella Ann Zolidas; three sisters, Marjorie (Mike) Jones of Warsaw, Sue (Roger) Jobe of Warsaw and Joan (Bill) Briley of Keokuk; and a brother, Eugene (Pearl) Spurgeon of Arnold, Mo.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Glenn "Sonny" Spurgeon.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will be in the Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.
VISITATION: Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of the service in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

BERNARD STEWARD
Bernard Steward, son of Charles and Theresa Steward, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Wilde, at 1:10 o'clock Sunday Morning. He was 2 months and 7 days old. The babe was born in Augusta, Ill., on January 22, this year, and bronchitis caused the death. He leaves to mourn his passing, his parents, two sister, Anna Marie and Elizabeth Lucille; and his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. David Steward, and Mr. And Mrs. Henry Wilde. The remains of the little one will be shipped to Augusta for burial on Wednesday morning. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Monday, Mar. 29, 1915 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

ANDREW T. SULLIVAN
Andrew T. "Andy" Sullivan, 56, of 415 Morton Drive, died at 1:33 p.m. Monday (May 30, 2011) in Blessing Hospital.
Andrew was born Sept. 23, 1954, in Lawton, Okla., a son of George Andrew and Patricia Ann Sullivan. He married Sheryl Dooley on April 14, 1979, in Augusta. She survives.
He was a graduate of Lawrence, Kan., High School and attended Quincy College. He served in the U.S. Navy. Andy had worked at the Duker Funeral Home and then worked at Knapheide Manufacturing Co. for 26 years.
He was a member of Lutheran Church of St. John, where he was a church elder. He was active with his grandson's Cub Scout activities and he loved to work in the yard.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his mother, Patricia Sullivan of Wickenburg, Ariz.; a daughter, Bethany (Victor) Westfall of Quincy; a son, Matthew Sullivan of Quincy; three grandchildren, Brenden, Adelynn and Kaylynn, all of Quincy; a brother, Roger (Kathleen) Sullivan of West Dennis, Mass; three sisters, Mary Slaton of Phoenix, Ariz., Donna (John) Mich of Wickenburg, and Ann (Van) Wheatcraft of Phoeniz; several nieces and nephews; and his inlaws, Evert and Bernice Dooley of Plymouth; and three brothers-in-law, Steve (Cindy) Dooley of Macomb, Stan (Joan) Dooley of Pekin and Bryan (Jackie) Dooley of Colchester.
Andrew was preceded in death by his father, George Andrew Sullivan.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Lutheran Church of St. John, with Harold J. Bender, Jr. conducting. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Basco.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

PAUL V. SUTTON
Paul V. Sutton, 53, of rural Carthage, died unexpectedly at 1:53 p.m. Thursday (March 13, 1980) in Carthage Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1926 at Hamburg IL, a son of Allen and Cathryn (Vetter) Sutton. He married Wanda Hood on Jan. 2, 1946 in Macomb IL. He was owner and operator of Sutton Equipment Co. in Carthage, a veteran of WW II, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 5117, a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 3515 and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary of Carthage; two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Pam) Bachman of Carthage, and Linda Sutton at home; two sisters, Mrs. Leo (Viola) Vance of Windsor, MO; Mrs. Opal Gammon of New Market VA; two brothers, Joe of Tennessee IL and Wilbert of Elk Grove CA; and three grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, a brother and a sister. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Leatham Funeral Home in Carthage. [Source: The Virginia Hart Collection Pike Illinois, Transcribed by Christine Walters]

ALEXANDER SYMPSON
Colonel Alexander Sympson, late assistant Quartermaster, Army of the Cumberland, died at Carthage, Illinois, August 18, of cholera morbus [29 Aug 1867, Memphis Daily Avalanche - submitted by K. T.]

JAMES M. TURK
James M. "Jimmy" Turk, 65, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Godfrey and Galesburg, died at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Galesburg, the son of Chester J. and Margaret M. Turk.
He is survived by one sister, Pamela A. (Carl) Shinall of Jacksonville; one niece, Shelley Beard of Lincoln; one nephew, Timothy (Toni) Shinall of Franklin; three great-nephews, Robbie Beard and Logan and Cameron Shinall; and one great-niece, Samantha Beard. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jimmy loved Jesus, his family and friends, fire trucks, trains, music and the Cubs. He was a joy to all who knew him and never met a stranger.
He worked at the Knox County Council for the Developmentally Disabled in Galesburg, Elm City Center in Jacksonville, and Beverly Farm in Godfrey. He attended Special Touch Illinois Get Away in Carlinville.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

LEROY A. UFKES
Attorney LeRoy A. Ufkes, 88, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 18, 2011) in Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
He was born on Sept. 8, 1923, in Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, a son of Fred J. and Tena M. Johnson Ufkes. On Dec. 28, 1956, he married Jean Aleshire at St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb.
He attended Basco High School for three years, graduating from Carthage High School in 1940. He received his bachelor's degree from Carthage College in Carthage, attended Texas Tech College in Lubbock, Texas, and Louisiana State University in engineering, and received his juris doctorate with honors from the University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1950.
Mr. Ufkes was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served in Italy in World War II. He served on numerous state commissions, including the Commission for the Status of Women, Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, and Illinois Court of Claims. He was special assistant attorney general for more than 10 years with the state of Illinois and served an interim term in the Illinois state legislature. He was a member of Hancock County Bar Association, served as Illinois delegate for numerous Republican conventions, was director of the boards of Farmers State Bank of Ferris, Union Bank of Carthage, and Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. He was a charter member of the Carthage VFW.
Throughout his professional career, he was a member of numerous other boards and commissions related to the practice of law. He was a longtime attorney for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. He was a lifetime champion and advocate for justice and fairness for the poor.
Mr. Ufkes was also involved with the local Humane Society and enjoyed time with his best friend and cat, "Little Miss Amy".
He was a member of the Western Illinois University's Western Athletic and Leatherneck clubs and had been inducted into the WIU Athletic Hall of Fame. He was one of the charter athletic full scholarship donors of the Western Athletic Club through WIU Foundation. He was a season ticketholder of the St. Louis Rams and of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, and he was a lifetime Cincinnati Reds fan.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Dr. Fran Ufkes-Daniels and son-in-law, Dr. Lacy Daniels; and a sister, Ruth I. Ufkes.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, John H. Ufkes, Alvin J. Ufkes and Herbert C. Ufkes.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, with the Rev. Adam Dichsen conducting. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Carthage.
VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

DIXIE MAY WEAR
Dixie May Wear, 59, of Carthage, died in her home in Carthage early Thursday morning (June 30, 2011).
Dixie was born May 31, 1952, in Carthage, a daughter of Cecil and Mabel Beatrice Shay Miller. On Aug. 19, 1979, she was united in marriage to Robert Wear.
She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1970.
Dixie is survived by two daughters, Brandi (Eric) Johnson of Carthage and Raigan (Ben) Brown of Peosta, Iowa; three grandchildren, Erin, Kendra and Nick Johnson; two sisters, Joann (Roy) Frakes of Avon and Doris (Charlie) Bietsch of Springfield; and a brother, C.W. Miller of Basco.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and a nephew, Bill Frakes.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family present 6 to 8 p.m. in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. Private burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
ROBERT EDWARD WEAR
Robert Edward Wear, 84, of Carthage, died 7:36 a.m. Wednesday (July 20, 2011) in the Hancock County Nursing Home in Carthage.
Robert was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Francesville, Ind., a son of Vernon and Roberta Render Wear. He married Sela Joy Biery on June 21, 1950, in Warsaw. She survives.
Bob graduated from Carthage High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He worked at the Bentico Food Store in Carthage and then went to work on the milk route for Meadow Gold and helped run his parents' restaurant on the north side of the Carthage Square. In 1952, Bob started working at the Carthage Post Office and became a rural mail carrier for Rural Route 1 in 1960. He retired from the post office in 1983 and worked part-time at Bill's Grocery Store until it became County Market.
Bob was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Carthage, Rural Letter Carrier Association, Carthage Golf Club and the Carthage Eagle's Club. He had served on the Carthage Township Cemetery Board for many years. He enjoyed golfing, reading, fishing, mushroom hunting and, most of all, attending his grandsons' activities.
Robert is survived by his wife, Sela Joy of Carthage; a daughter, Robin (Mark) Kissinger of Carthage; and two grandsons, Mathew and Mitchell Kissinger of Carthage. He is also survived by two brothers, Alfred "Bud" (Linda) Wear of Carthage and Vern (Gail) Wear of Orland Park; four sisters, Mary (Harlan) Tobias of Carthage, Donna Strieker of Beardstown, Alice (Hank) Dierker of North Carolina and Kay Sumner of Beardstown; two brothers-in-law, Richard "Dick" Biery of Carthage and John Artman of Carthage; and a sister-in-law, Doris Wear of Carthage. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Roberta Wear; his in-laws, George and Cleta King Biery; a brother, William "Bill" Wear; a sister, Francis "Fran" Artman; and three brothers-in-law, Lee Strieker, Frank Sumner and George Biery and his wife, Belle.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.
VISITATION: 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday with family meeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

M. MARIE WITTKOPF
M. Marie Martin Wttkopf, 100, formerly of Plymouth, died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday (May 22, 2011) in the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
She was born Jan. 26, 1911, in Brown County, to Roscoe Henry and Mabel Ann Nichols Diehl. She was first married to Alfred Martin June 11, 1934, in Carthage. He died Jan. 28, 1968. She later married Glenn Wittkopf Sept. 15, 1972, in Quincy. He died July 28, 1992.
Marie was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church of Plymouth. She loved horses and enjoyed yardsaling and spending time with her family.
She is survived by a son, Don (Pat) Martin of Colchester; a daughter, Glenna (Howard) Prather of Rushville; a stepdaughter, Norma (Rodney) Johnson of Pittsfield; six grandchildren, Jackie Bayer and fiance of Ohio, Ronnie Martin and friend of California, Donella (Nell) (Jurl) Southerland of Littleton, Peggy Marcelino of Rushville, Phyllis (Tim) Metz of Versailles and Allan (Jennie) Prather of Texas; great-grandchildren, Tyler Martin of Germany, Dowell Southerland of Littleton, Seth (fiance Lacey) Marcelino of Rushville and Justin Workman of Beardstown; and a great-great-granddaughter, Kendyl Marcelino of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, George Diehl; and a sister, Anna Lou Jones.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Taylor. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery near Fishhook. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

GERALD V. WOOD
Gerald V. "Pick" Wood, 83, of West Point, died at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday (July 19, 2011) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Gerald was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Augusta, a son of Jacob Benton and Grace Viola Swan Wood. He attended Bowen High School, graduating in 1945. On Nov. 8, 1947, he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Long at the Christian Church in Carthage.
Gerald was a lifelong farmer in the area and had worked for the Hancock Grain Co. in West Point. He enjoyed fishing, trapping and hunting, especially coon hunting.
Gerald is survived by four children, Gary (Mary Jo) Wood of Springfield, Larry Wood of West Point, Cheryl (Kenneth) Royer of West Point and Lori (Jeff) Fink of Carthage; 16 grandchildren, Todd (Bree) Wood, Anthony (Christina) Wood, Andrew (Amy) Wood, Aaron Wood, Nicole (Travis) Broadfield, Nicholas Tatro and Megan Wood, Tammy (Robert) Dighton, Tonia (David) Eaves, Curt (Corie) Royer, Jean Royer and Clint Royer, and Caitlyn, Emily, Jessica and Jensen Fink; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gene (Theresa) Wood of Bowen and Robert (Fritzi) Wood of Bowen; and a brother-in-law, Donald "Doc" Long of Carthage.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Jean; and a sister, Evelyn Schneider.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in the Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery, West Point.
VISITATION: 3-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with family present 6-8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

JAY W. YOUNGMEYER
Jay W. Youngmeyer, 92, of Carthage, died at 6 p.m. Friday (July 22, 2011) at the Hancock County Nursing Home in Carthage.
Jay was born April 12, 1919, a son of Arthur and Myrtle Still Youngmeyer in Rock Creek Township in Hancock County. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1938 and then attended business college in Burlington, Iowa.
Jay served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed at West Point.
In December of 1949, he was united in marriage to Jean Whitcomb in Decatur, Ill. She died in 1965. In 1971, he was united in marriage to Mayme Ward. She died in 2001.
Jay was a lifelong farmer in Hancock County and a real estate broker. He was also an amateur investor enthusiast.
He was a member of the Parkview Bible Church in Hamilton.
Jay is survived by two sons, Stephen (Martha) Youngmeyer of Carthage and Kevin (Brenda) Youngmeyer of Carthage; three grandchildren, Tanya Law, and Klint and Kati Youngmeyer; and a great-granddaughter, Ava Law.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean in 1965; and wife, Mayme, in 2001; and two sisters, Helen and Eva.
SERVICES: 4 p.m. Saturday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery at Carthage.
VISITATION: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday until time of services in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


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