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Mary Magdalena Lacey
Funeral services were held for Mary Magdalena Lacey of RFD 2, Woodlawn, at 2:30 today at Myers Chapel. Mrs. Lacey died at Good Samaritan Hospital at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Woodlawn, with the Rev. Everett Apgar officiating. She is survived by three sons, John and Quentin of Mt. Vernon and Benton of Woodlawn; three daughters, Mildred Lacey of Woodlawn, Maxine Gerspacher of Pekin and Katherine Bredall of Perryville, Mo.; one brother, Eugene Rosenberger of Mt. Vernon; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Campbell and Mrs. Laura Sanders of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Selma Hampton of LaRussell, Mo.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

*Nov. 21*
[hand-written on article]
Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K. Torp



Isaac J. Lambert
Isaac J. Lambert of Route 3, Mt. Vernon, past president of the Jefferson county Farmer's Union, died at 11:25 last night at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was 82 years, two months and 16 days of age. In 1961 the Illinois Farmers Union awarded its highest honor to Mr. Lambert. naming him its "Man of the Year" for 1960. He was presented the Illinois Farmers Union's distinguished service award " for outstanding service and devotion to Illinois agriculture." While serving as president of the county Farmers Union, he was also a member of the state execution committee. As "Man of the Year" for 1960, he received a handsome plaque. Mr. Lambert also served as a member of Governor Otto Kerner's agricultural advisory board and as a member of Rep. George Shipley's national committee or rivers and harbors. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Pulley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Elmer Fiedler of St. Louis and the Rev. Gus Smith of Mt. Vernon will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at teh Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday. Mr. Lambert, a retired farmer, was a railway mail clerk for 37 years for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was born July 15, 1884 in Jefferson county, the son of George M. and Susan (Pittman) Lambert. On August 7, 1938, he was married, at Jerseyville, Ill., to Josie Campbell, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Morton Lambert of Mt. Vernon, a sister, Mrs. Susan Webb of Champaign, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Fred Lampp
Fred Lampp, 74, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19,2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born in Jefferson County on May 4, 1934, a son of Claybourn R. and Leota S. (Thomason) Lampp. He married Rosemarie Smith in Mt., Vernon on Dec. 24, 1953, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 2005. He was the owner and operator of the Maid Rite Drive-In and later automobile sales. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Brad Henson officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. A military flag presentation will be conducted by the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Fred is survived by fiancee, Lula Mae Morris of Mt. Vernon; son, Mike Lampp and wife Vickie of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Randy Lynn Phillips Jr. and special friend Shannon Bruce of Mt. Vernon, Charity "Dawn" Austin and husband Kris of Waltonville, Rhian Brooke Boling and husband Marco of Mt. Vernon and Cody Lampp of Mt. Vernon; two great-granddaughters, Reese Austin of Waltonville and Aveyona Boling of Mt. Vernon; great-grandson, Zavier Boling of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Donald Lampp and Janie of Mt. Vernon and Wesley "Wes" J. Lampp and Betty L. of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. His parents; daughter, Rhonda K. Phillips; wife; Rosemarie; and infant sister, Rita Nadine Lampp preceded him in death. Fred was a member of West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church, Dodds Township Trustee, Jefferson County Rural Fite Department Board, American Legion Post 141 and Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge 31. He loved his family and loved to play music on the keyboard and sing. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhomel969.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News, August 21, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Grace Laskowski
Grace Elaine (Holland) Laskowski, 69 of Sesser, formerly of Mt. Vernon, went to meet her Heavenly Father on June 25, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of John and Daisy (Holman) Holland. She married George "Sonny" Laskowski on Aug. 31, 1955, in Sardis, Miss., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1979. "Grandma Grace" was a volunteer through the Foster Grandparent Program. Her volunteer time was spent at Logan Street Daycare in Mt. Vernon where she was known as "The Rocking Grandma." Throughout the years Grace had various occupations; she worked as a Kid Care Referral Representative, video store owner and security guard for Old Ben Coal Company. Above all her lifelong and most rewarding job was raising her nine children. Grace enjoyed living in the Rend Lake area and enjoyed nature with her daughter Melissa, was an avid Cardinals fan, she loved to cook and watch Westerns. She loved cats and spending time with her family. Mrs. Laskowski is survived by her children, Dave Laskowski of Mt. Vernon, Susan Thomas of Mt. Vernon, Tim Laskowski and wife Gail of Bartlett, Tenn., Donnie Laskowski and wife Marlene of Dyersburg, Tenn., Kathy Bracey and husband Sidney of Clarksville, Tenn., Melissa Laskowski of Sesser, John Laskowski and wife Michelle of Atoka, Tenn., Chris Laskowski of Sesser and Becky Clark and husband Dennis of Macedonia. Her grandchildren include Tracy Laskowski and wife Heather, Amber Thomas, Nicole Laskowski, James Laskowski and wife Melissa, Kevin Laskowski, Brandon, Daniel and Taylor Doubler, Ben and Matt Bracey, Kaitlyn, Ashley and Rachel Laskowski, Seth, Dennison, Zane and Trinden Clark; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kamden Laskowski, Kyle, Sean-Michael and Mackenzie Laskowski; extended family and friends include, Carl, Carlie and Mary Bevis, Paula Sprinkle, Linda Roberts, Jean and Kenny as well as numerous friends from Logan Street Daycare, the Foster Grandparent Program and Whittington Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Judith Stube; daughter-in-law, Roxie Laskowski; and infant daughter Anne Marie. Visitation will be at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Shelton officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Catherine Cemetery in Woodlawn. Memorials may be given to the St. Louis University Hospital Auxiliary Hospitality House or to Logan Street Daycare and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 2423348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 26, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Arthur L. Laur
Arthur L. Laur, Former Resident Dies At Age 68
Arthur L. Laur, 68, of Granite City, former resident of Mt. Vernon, died last night in a St. Louis hospital. Mr. Laur was a brother of Hobart Laur and City Councilman Russell Laur of Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held in Granite City, but arrangements were incomplete. Mr. Laur, vice president of Mercantile Mortgage Co. at Granite City, retired two years ago. He was born June 29, 1899, in Jefferson county, the son of the late Joseph and Mary E. (Bain) L aur. On July 2, 1918 he was married to Wilmoth Boswell, who survives. Mr. Laur was a member of the Presbyterian church in Granite City and served his church as an elder. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alberta Paoli and Mrs. Margaret Ellen Whaley, both of Granite City; four brothers, Hobart and Russell of Mt. Vernon, Roy of St. Louis and Robert of Ina; two sisters, Mrs. J. Max Walker of Waltonville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Clyde Lee
Clyde Lee, 89, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at St. Marys Hospital, Centralia. He was born Feb. 6, 1909, in Jefferson County, the son of John Lee and Belle Earls Lee. He married Bernice M. Rough in 1935 in Mount Vernon; she died in 1994. Mr. Lee was a 1928 graduate of Mount Vernon Township High School. He worked as a bookkeeper for Mount Vernon Car Shops, Mount Vernon Furnace Company and many other Mount Vernon businesses. He was active in local and national Democratic campaigns, beginning in 1932 when he was elected Treasurer of Young Peoples Democratic Club. From 1933-34, he served as City Treasurer of Jefferson County, 1934-38 as County Treasurer, 1938-40 as a State Representative of the 46th District, 1941-45 he was a State Senator of the 46th District, and from 1947 until retiring in 1966, he again served as State Representative of the 46th District, serving a total of 26 years in the state legislature and 32 years in public service. During his career in the Illinois Legislature, he was chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, president of the Legislative Council, and served on the Committee on Higher Education. In 1966, he became secretary-treasurer of the Egyptian Trotting Association. He was a resident of Homewood for 10 years, moving back to Mount Vernon in 1978. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, serving in World War II, member of the Amvets Post 4 of Mount Vernon, Amvets Post 148 of Waltonville, longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, trustee of the West Salem Cemetery Association, member of the Prairie Historians, Jefferson County Historical Society, Illinois State Historical Society in Springfield, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors: a son, John E. (wife, Sarah) Lee of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Virginia R. Lee of Springfield; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Hughey Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: The State Journal-Register {Springfield, IL}
Date: January 24, 1999
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Eunice Dare Legg
EUNICE LEGG, FORMER RESIDENT; DIES IN OREGON:
Mrs. Eunice Legg, a former resident of Mt. Vernon, died Saturday in Rosebury, Oregon, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 7 days. The body will be returned to Mt. Vernon for funeral services, which will be held Friday, August 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Second Baptist church, The Rev Sam McCoy and the Rev. Tellis Young will officiate and burial will be in West Salem cemetery. Friends may7 call at Myers Chapel after 4:00 p.m. Thursday. At 9 a.m. Friday the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Mrs. Legg was born August 25, 1882 in Jefferson county, the daughter of William and Belle (McLaughlin) Dare., She had resided in Oregon for the past six years. She was married to Charles Legg, who preceded her in death in 1920. She is survived by one son, Howard of Orchard, MO; one daughter, Florence Hahn of Roseburng, Oregon; one brother, John Dare of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Raymond Knox of Mt. Vernon and four grandchildren.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 1957
Submitted by: Geraldine Hughes Brown
Relationship: Cousin


J. Gale Lemmon
J. Gale Lemmon Dies; Services Here Tomorrow
J. Gale Lemmon, 69, of 908 Warren avenue, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for 18 days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Myers Chapel after 4 p.m. today. Burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Lemmon was born Jan. 28, 1897, the son of Charles S. and Laura (Newell) Lemmon. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Mr. Lemmon was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge and the Hod Carriers Union. Survivors include: Four sons, James Lemmon of Dahlgren, Charles M. Lemmon of Hallam, Nebr., Glenn A. Lemmon of Bluford and Sgt. Maj. John D. Lemmon of Colorado Springs, Colo., and two sisters, Mrs. Glada Johnson and Mrs. Joy Johnson, both of Waltonville; twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Wink Leuty
Well Known Dix Stockman Dies
Wink Leuty, 86, well known livestock dealer, died at his home in Dix at 1 a. m. today after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Leuty had been a prominent trader in the county for more than 60 years and was one of the first men in this section to ship to the East St. Louis livestock market. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 7 at 1 o'clock p. m. at Osborne's Funeral Home in Dix, conducted by the Rev. Marsh Harpole of Mt. Vernon, assisted by the Rev. A. L. Smith of Dix. Burial will be in Zion Grove (County Line) cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home.
Mr. Leuty was born Sept. 26, 1857, Ihe son of Azariah and Elizabeth (McConnell) Leuty. He was married to Belle Williams Dec. 11, 1884, who died March 5, 1940. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mona Myers of St. Louis and Mrs. Hattie Rollinson of Mt. Vernon, two foster children, D. W. Myers, who is in the U. S. Army at Los Angeles, and Miss Awilda Myers, at home, who were reared in his home as son and daughter, one brother, Alfred of Dix, and four sisters. Mrs. Becky Ellis of Centralia, Mrs. Mary Murphy of Sandoval, Mrs. Martha Smith of Rockford, and Mrs. Lizzie Blankenship of Kell.

Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.


Robert Lipe
LIPE, Robert - Of Grand Blanc, age 77, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Fenton Extended Care Center. Funeral service will be held at 7PM Friday, March 8, 2002 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Dr. Larry Williams officiating. Burial in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Those desiring may make contributions to Valley Christian Academy or the Alzheimer's Association. Visitation 5-9PM Thursday and 1-4PM and 6PM until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. Robert was born in Hamilton County, Illinois on December 28, 1924 and was the son of Orville and Harriet Lipe. He married Myrtle Mae Shelton on May 25, 1946. He was a member of Bristol Road Church of Christ. For years, he enjoyed his hobby of photography. Robert was employed by General Motors at the Grand Blanc Tank Plant, as a tool & die maker, retiring in 1997, after 43 years. Surviving are wife of 55 years, Mae; daughter, Connie and husband Jim Batey of Cheboygan, Michigan; grandchildren, Jimmie and wife Angie Batey and their children, Chelsea and Jimmie III, Jennifer and husband Paul Lyewski and their daughter, Bailee, Derek and wife Marsha Batey and two their children, Kaylen and Troy and Michael Batey; sister, Betty Lee of West Hills, California. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The Flint Journal (MI)
Date: March 7, 2002
Submitted by Cindy Ford

GENEVA E. LISENBY
Born: Nov. 30, 1918; in Jefferson County Died: Sept. 4, 2006; in Woodstock
She volunteered at the Woodstock Food Pantry
WOODSTOCK - Geneva E. Lisenby, 87, of Woodstock, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Jefferson County, to George and Ethel (Jones) Nichols. She married George E. Lisenby on Dec. 2, 1936, in Jefferson County. She and her husband moved to Woodstock in the 1940s. She worked as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell in the Woodstock office form 1948 to 1979. She also worked at Woodstock Hospital as a dietary aide from 1980 to 1985. She volunteered at both the Woodstock Food Pantry and Woodstock Memorial Hospital. She was of strong Christian faith and testified to all she met about eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie L. (Dale) Rover of Troy, Mo., and Lori L. (Ronald) Leonard of Lake Geneva, Wis.; five grandchildren, Jennifer L. (Patrick) Hunt of Bellflower, Mo., Nathan J. Rover of Troy, Jason D. (Aimee) Leonard of Lake Geneva, Amanda L. Leonard of Lake Geneva and Emily A. Leonard of Lake Geneva; three great-grandchildren, Josiah S., Benjamin P. and Samuel I. Hunt, all of Bellflower; a sister, Mary Ann (C. Eugene) Deem of Melbourne, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the funeral home. The Rev. Steve McCoy of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park in Woodstock. For information, call the funeral home at (815) 338-1710.

Source: The Northwest Herald {Crystal Lake, IL}
Date: September 6, 2006
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Gerald "Jerry" Lisenby
Gerald "Jerry" Lisenby, age 69, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, died Friday, February 17, 2006, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He was born January 6, 1937, in Jefferson County, Illinois son of Raymond S. Lisenby and Edna Ruth (Askew) Lisenby. He married Kay Shores on September 10, 1960 in Waltonville, Illinois. Jerry is survived by his wife; Kay Lisenby of Mt. Vernon; one son, Kevin Lisenby and wife Sally of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; two sisters; Roseanna Thompson and husband Phil of Mt. Vernon and Janet Jines and husband Jim of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Ray Lisenby and wife Kelly of Scurry, Texas; four grand-daughters, Jamie Hardy and husband Nathan of Opdyke, Illinois, Ashleigh Lisenby of Mt. Vernon, Danielle Lisenby of Mt. Vernon and Jaylee Lisenby of Mt. Vernon; two great grandsons; Kaden Lisenby of Mt. Vernon and Caleb Hardy of Opdyke, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews also survive. His parents, his grandparents and a nephew: Jimmy Jines preceded him in death. Jerry was Plant Superintendent for Hevi-Duty Electric in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Jerry was a member of the Bakerville Freewill Baptist Church, the Goshen Trail Long Rifle Club, the Nason Mining Company Regulators, the National Guard, and was a Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2006, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Visitation was held at 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2006, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial followed at Old Orchard Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois. Reverend David Shores and Reverend Russell Wolfe officiated.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Abraham Lisenby
Abram Lisenby Dead
Death Came to Aged Settler While Sitting in a Chair
One of the County Pioneers Abram Lisenby, aged 88, was found dead Friday at the home of his son-in-law, Gus Harlow, east of this city, and his death was attributed to heart failure. Mr. Lisenby, though very old, enjoyed excellent health, and was feeling unusually well Friday. He was sitting in his favorite chair and was thought to be asleep, but when members of the family tried to arouse him they found that the sleep was that of which knows no awakening. Mr. Lisenby was born in Tennessee, but came to Jefferson county when a mere boy, and has always considered this county his home. He was a member of the Baptist church. Two sons, J. A. and Henry Lisenby, and two daughters, Mrs. Gus Harlow and Mrs. Hardy Harlow, are left. The funeral was held Saturday at East Salem.

DOD: 3 July1908
Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
Relationship : GGG Granddaughter


Addie Mae (Yearwood) Lisenby
Addie Lisenby Rites Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Lisenby will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 11th and Perkins, Mt. Vernon. The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix where friends may call. Mrs. Lisenby, a former resident of Mt. Vernon, died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jess Hunt, in Woodstock, Ill.

DOD: 3 April 1958
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard * lorileona AT excite.com
relationship = Great-Granddaughter

Audy Albert Lisenby
Audy Albert Lisenbey, 81, of Keenes township, died Sunday night at the Salem Memorial Hospital. He was born April 9, 1890, the son of Taylor and Martha Jane Brookman Lisenbey. He was married to the former Ella Heflin, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Eugene and James, both of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Littrell and Mrs. Edna White, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Louie Rector of Texico; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Panther Fork Baptist church in Field township with the Rev. Floyd Delaney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the L.R. Osborn and Son funeral home in Kell after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Mt. Vernon Register News, Monday 19 July 1971
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Effa Estella Lisenby
Little Effie Estella Lisenby came as a heavenly sunbeam to the home of Mr. And Mrs. Wm. Lisenby Sept. 18th, 1907, to brighten their family circle for a few brief months. Sunday last the angels came and carried her spirit back to Jesus. She did not have length of days, nor heroic deeds to record, but her brief life played a part in influencing those who loved her to live for purity here and a heaven hereafter. The remains arrived here from Princeton, Ind., over the Southern on Monday afternoon and were taken to the home of Bob Yearwood on S. Sixth Street, from whence the funeral was conducted by Rev. W. A. Browder at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was buried at East Salem. A friend. Princeton Ind. Papers, please copy.

Note: Effa Estella died of diphtheria.
DOD: 7 Feb 1909
Mt. Vernon Daily News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
relationship = Great niece

Flora Isabelle (Short) Lisenby
Mrs. J. A. Lisenby Dies Today; Be Buried Wednesday
Mrs. Flora Lisenby, wife of J. A. Lisenby, died at the family home, six miles northeast of Mt. Vernon today, after a lingering illness of fifteen months. She was 72 years of age. She is survived by four sons; Willis (Note: William), Arthur, Orley, and Frank and three daughters, Mrs. Meda Yearwood, Mrs. Stella Humphrey, Mrs. Nellie King, and one brother John Short, of Carbondale, and one sister, Mrs. Cal Summers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 o'clock at East Salem, conducted by Rev. A. L. Smith and F. L. Karn.

DOD: 17Aug1925
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
Relationship : GG Granddaughter

George Edward Lisenby
George E. Lisenby, 84, of Woodstock, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Mount Vernon, to William A. and Addie M. (Yearwood) Lisenby. He married Geneva E. Nichols in Mount Vernon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, performing air-to-sea rescue missions. He was employed at the Holmes American Motors dealership in Woodstock and at the Farr Co. in Crystal Lake. Survivors include his wife of Woodstock; two daughters, Debbie (Dale) Rover of Richmond and Lori (Ronald) Leonard of Lake Geneva, Wis.; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Nathan Rover, and Jason, Amanda and Emily Leonard; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers. The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park in Woodstock.

DOD: 20 Aug 1999
Northwest Herald, Woodstock, IL.
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
Relationship : Adopted daughter AND Great niece

James Abraham Lisenby
Services Monday at Pleasant Hill for Abe Lisenby
Mt. Vernon Register News Saturday 23 July 1960
James Abraham (Abe) Lisenby, 84, a retired carpenter and farmer of Dix, died at 12:50 a.m. today in Jefferson Memorial hospital. Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill Baptist church. Rev. Ross Partridge will conduct the funeral and burial will be in Zion Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Osborne Funeral Home in Dix after 2 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Lisenby was born in Mt. Vernon on July 30, 1877 the son of Taylor (NOTE: Matthew Taylor Lisenby) and Martha Jane Brookman Lisenby. He was married to Eva Howard on Nov. 20, 1901. She died in 1957. He is survived by two sons, Howard and Morris Lisenby, both of Mt. Vernon; five daughters, Mrs. Nora Hickey and Mrs. Dorothy Alvis, of Kell, Mrs. Gladys Simmons, of Texico, Mrs. Clara McDaniel, of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Jewel Roberson, of Dix; one brother, Auddie Lisenby, of Kell; one sister, Mrs. Louie Rector, of Texico. Mr. Lisenby is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren

Mt. Vernon Register News, 23 July 1960
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard


James Arthur Lisenby
James Lisenby, 85, Dies Early Today; Rites Saturday
James Arthur Lisenby, a resident of Lowry Nursing Home for the past three years, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 85 years, eight months, and nine days. He was a retired farmer of the Dareville area. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pulley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Elliott officiating. Burial will be in East Salem cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday. Mr. Lisenby was born Mar. 28, 1882, in Jefferson County, the son of James A. and Flora (Short) Lisenby. He was married to Viona C. Taylor, who preceded him in death in 1961. Survivors include a son Charlie A. Lisenby of Marion, Ind.: a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Ruth Rose of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Nelle King of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Stella Humphrey of Benton; and two grandchildren.

DOD: 7 Dec 1967
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

James Adney Lisenby
Died Saturday Night; Buried at East Salem Today
J. W. Lisenby,
(NOTE: This should read J. A. Lisenby), one of Mt. Vernon township's highly respected citizens, died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mts. R. W. King in Mt. Vernon. H is age was 73 years and four months. Mr. Lisenby is survived by three daughters and three sons and a sister. The children are; Mrs. Alma Yearwood, W. A. Lisenby, Orley Lisenby, Frank Lisenby, Mrs. R. W. King and Mrs. Stella Humphrey, Mt. Vernon, and Arthur Lisenby of Genoa, Ill. The sister is Mrs. Belle Harlow of Mt. Vernon. He had been a member of the East Salem Baptist church since boyhood and funeral services were conducted in that place this morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Cyrus Maulding officiating. Burial was had at the nearby cemetery.

DOD: 26 Dec1931
Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
Relationship : GG Granddaughter

Lydia Arminda (Chastain) Patton Lisenby
DEATH TO AN OLD RESIDENT.
Mrs. Minda Lisenby, wife of Abe Lisenby, living northeast of this city, died Friday evening, after a lingering illness of dropsy and heart trouble. She was 77 years of age. This announcement will cause much genuine sorrow among the older inhabitants of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Lisenby's maiden name was Chastain. Her first husband was Joseph W. Patton and she spent the whole of her life in the neighborhood of Mt. Vernon. The union with Mr. Patton was blessed with five children, three of whom have preceded the mother to the better land. The two children who survive are Joe Patton of Kansas City, Missouri and Mrs. Lum McBrian of Dodds Township. Her first husband having died in the 80's, she was united in marriage to Abe Lisenby about 1890. She was converted in early life and united with the Baptist church. The funeral services were held at East Salem, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock and the internment was at Salem cemetery.

DOD: 5 May 1905
Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
relationship = GGG-Granddaughter of her husband


Viona C. (Taylor) Lisenby
Vione Lisenby, Former Resident, Dies in Indiana
Mrs. Vione Lisenby, a former Mt. Vernon resident, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday at her home in Amboy, Ind., at the age of 69 years, nine months, and 14 days. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Marsh Harpole officiating. Burial will be in East Salem cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Lisenby was born Nov. 6, 1891, in Franklin County. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Lisenby; a son, Charles Lisenby; and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ross; all of Amboy, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Lisenby was a member of the Nason Free Will Baptist church.

DOD: 18 Aug 1961
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

William Woodrow Lisenby
William Lisenby Funeral Services Today at Dix
William Woodrow Lisenby, 54, Route 2, Mt. Vernon, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. Dale Brookman of Dix officiating. Mr. Lisenby, a welder, was born July 28, 1911, in Princeton, Ind., the son of William Alfred and Addie (Yearwood) Lisenby. He married LeEtta Leneave on March 12, 1948, in Morgansfield, Ky. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Church of Nazarene in Mt. Vernon. Survivors include: His widow; five sons, Alfred, Paul, Edward, Wendell and Jimmy Lisenby; four daughters, Edith Klutts of Mt. Vernon, Vera Dunham of Des Plaines, Ill., Wanda and Reba Lisenby, both at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Tinsley of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. David Hager of New Athens; two brothers, Fordyce Lisenby of East Dundee, Ill., and George Lisenby of Woodstock; one sister, Mable Hunt of Woodstock and 15 grandchildren. NOTE: Woodrow’s first marriage was to Leta Owens.

DOD: 1 Jan 1966
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
relationship = Granddaughter


William Alfred Lisenby

Wm. A. Lisenby Funeral Friday
William A. Lisenby, 65, died at his home, 917 S. 10th street, early Sunday night, after an illness of several months. He was 65 years, nine months and 12 days of age. Funeral services will be held at the Nazarene church in Mt. Vernon at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in East Salem cemetery. The Rev. E. C. Hester of Galesburg will be in charge of the rites. He was born in Jefferson County, the son of James and Flora Belle (Short) Lisenby. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, the former Addie Mae Yearwood; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Hunt of Woodstock, Ill., and Mrs. Verneda Whitson of Mt. Vernon; three sons, Woodrow of Mt. Vernon, George of McHenry, Ill., and Fordyce of Chicago. Also surviving are two brothers, Frank and Arthur of Mt. Vernon and three sisters, Mrs. Nelle King, Mrs. Almeda Yearwood, and Mrs. Stella Humphrey, all of Mt. Vernon. The body is at the home, 917 S. 10th street, where friends may call.

DOD: 6 Sept 1942
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
relationship = Great-Granddaughter

Sarah Ann Howell Littleton
Sarah Ann Howell was born March 19, 1854 departed this life August 26, 1929. She was married to William Littleton in March 1880. To this union were born seven children, three having died in infancy, four are living; Mrs. Laura Green, John and Maude Littleton of Bluford and Mrs. Dora Pate of Jacksonville, Ill. One brother, Thomas Howell resides near Bluford. Besides these ten grandchildren and a host of friends mourn their loss. She was left a widow in 1904 and remained so unto death. For a number of years she had been an invalid, unable to go out of the house. She was carefully and lovingly cared for by her children. She was converted at the Hickory Hill Baptist Church at the age of 16. At the time of her death she was a member of the United Brethren Church of Bluford. She proved her faith in God by her patient suffering and submission to his will. The services were conducted in the United Brethren Church. Rev. J. H. Osborn pastor of the church and Rev. Bird Green of the Baptist Church with Interment at the Hickory Hill Cemetery.

Mt. Vernon Register, 26 Aug 1929
Submitted by: Debra Ziegler * debz_456@charter.net
Relationship : great-great grandmother

Susan Elizabeth "Lizzie" Littrell (nee Lisenby)
Lizzie Littrell of Kell dies at age of 76 years
Mt. Vernon Register News 25 July 1955
Mrs. Susan Elizabeth “Lizzie” Littrell, 76, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at her home east of Kell. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Panther Fork church and bural will be in the nearby cemetery. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home at Kell, where friends may call at any time. The road to the funeral home is open, although road signs say it is closed. Mrs. Littrell was born in Jefferson county September 1, 1879, the daughter of Taylor (NOTE: Matthew Taylor) and Martha (Brookman) Lisenby. On January 1, 1908, she was married to Ben Littrell, who survives. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jim, at home, and Hulen of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Ona Fields of Kell; six grandchildren; two brothers, Abe Lisenby of Dix and Aud Lisenby of Iuka; and one sister, Mrs. Louie Rector of Texico.

Mt. Vernon Register News, 25 July 1955
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Clara Dell (Whalen) Loge
CLARA DELL LOGE DIES AT AGE 82; RITES SATURDAY
Mrs. Clara Dell Loge of 1917 College died at 2:45 pm Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 82 years, eight months and 28 days. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Ace Summers officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 pm today. Mrs. Loge was born Nov 25, 1879, in Wayne county, the daughter of John and Mary (Maulding) Whalen. On Nov 4, 1903, at Belle Rive, she was married to Charlie Loge who preceded her in death Oct 6, 1932. She was also preceded in death by a son, Claude Loge. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W.A. Hargis of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Opal Lyle of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Thomas Settle of Ina; four brothers, Roy E. Whalen of Rochelle, Vern Whalen of Bluford, and Charles E. Whalen of Roxana, and Robert Whalen of Alton; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Guthrie of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

DOD: 23 Aug 1962
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer

Iva Bell (Bradley) Loman
Mrs. Iva Loman dies in Sesser
Mrs. Iva Loman, 76, died Sunday at her home in Sesser after an extended illness. Mrs. Loman is survived by 11 children: Mrs. Jeraldine Wakeup, Chicago; Mrs. Ina Whitsell, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Dona Roberts and Homer Loman, both of Sesser; Mrs. Ruth Ann Clevenger, Benton; James Loman, Opdyke; Lowery Loman, Elkville; Donald Loman, Chicago; Billy Joe Loman, Waltonville; Lloyd Loman, Moses Lake, Wash., and Kenneth Loman, Bonnie. She also leaves 39 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Verda Reed, Sesser and two brothers, Ellis Bradley, Christopher and Earnest Bradley, St. Louis. She was the widow of James Loman. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser. The Reverend Bessie Hicks will officiate. Internment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 5 p.m. today.

Benton Evening News, November 22, 1976
Submitted by: Robert Walter Loman

James H. Loman
Entered Into Eternal Rest, Sunday December 3, 1967
James H. Loman Of Sesser Dies; Rights Wednesday
James Harrison Loman, 80, of Sesser, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Veterans Hospital at Marion. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser with the Reverend Marsh Harpole officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Loman was born Oct. 16, 1887 in Jefferson County, the son of William H. and America B. (Brown) Loman. He was married to Iva Bradley Loman who survives. He is also survived by seven sons, William Homer of Sesser, James Harold of Scheller, Lowery Harrison of Elkville, Donald Howard of Chicago, Billy Joe of Waltonville, Loyd Maxey of East St. Louis, and Kenneth B. of Bonnie; four daughters Mrs. Geraldine Downen of Chicago, Mrs. Ina Whitsell of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Donna M. Roberts, and Mrs. Ruth Ann Clevenger both of Sesser; two brothers Homer and Guy Loman both of Sesser; 36 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Mr. Loman was a member of Oakland Free Will Baptist Church. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the V. F. W.

A Tribute Published in the pages of The Mt. Vernon Register News, Dec. 4, 1967
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Submitted by: Robert Walter Loman

William Homer Loman Sr.
SESSER -- William Homer Loman, Sr., 82, of Sesser, passed away Friday, March 14, 2003. He was born Jan. 12, 1921, near Sesser. He was the firstborn child of James Harrison and Iva Bell (Bradley) Loman. He was raised on a farm in Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson County, and lived most of his life in Jefferson and Franklin County. He had worked as a carpenter for many years prior to his retirement. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday March 21, 2003, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with internment at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday a t the funeral home. Mr. Loman is survived by six children, Sue Green Independence, Mo., Bill and wife, Rosie, of Okinawa, Japan, James "Corky" and wife, Marian, of Kansas City, Mo., Bob of Excelsior (Springs), Mo.; Joe of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Becky Boykin and husband, Jesse, of Fairfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Ty Green, Rex Green, Kasey Loman, Christy Jackson, Ashanti Boykin, Hailey Boykin, Maryrose Loman; nine great grandchildren; Tammy Whitlock of Centralia, who he raised as a daughter; seven siblings, Harrison and wife, Betty, of Elkville, Howard of Chicago, Bill Joe and wife, Marlene, of Sesser, Geri Wakeup, and husband, Ray, of Brookfield, Ina Whitsell, of Mount Vernon, Kenneth and wife, Judy, of Bonnie, and Donna Roberts and husband, Cecil, of Sesser. Mr. Loman was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Harold Loman, Betty June Loman, Maxie Loman, and Ruth Ann Haynes.

The Southern Illinoisan, March 19, 2003
Submitted by: Robert Walter Loman

Frieda Louise Sursa Loper
Frieda Louise Sursa Loper, 66, of Bacliff, Texas, and formerly of Mt. Vernon died 1:50 a.m. Feb. 28, 2004, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas. After many years of service, she was retired as a certified medical assistant involved in home health care. Mrs. Loper was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Jefferson County to Howard Lavern and Alta Mae (Scrutchfield) Sursa Dusharme. She married Edward "Dutch" Loper in Texas; he passed away. There will be a graveside dedication 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sursa Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Those attending the dedication are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Wednesday. A memorial service was held at Rock Church in Pasadena, Texas. Mrs. Loper is survived by her mother, Alta Mae Dusharme of Anna; a son, William H. Marks and wife Tamara of Middleburg, Fla.; a granddaughter, Tiffanie Marks of Middleburg, Fla.; sisters Evelyn A. Boswell and husband Pete of Mt. Vernon, Nancy L. Urbanski and husband Tom of Michigan City, Ind., and Anna H. Kehrer and husband Norman of Woodlawn; two aunts; an uncle; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; her stepfather, Welldon Dusharme; her husband; her maternal grandparents. Arvel and Susie Scrutchfield; and her paternal grandparents, Henry and Alice Sursa. Mrs. Loper was of the Pentecostal faith. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps

Newton Lovin
NEWTON LOVIN OF BELLE RIVE DIED IN MOUNT VERNON
Made His Home With Granddaughter After Wife's Death But Died at Daughter's Home Here Yesterday
Newton LOVIN of Belle Rive, died Sunday morning at 9:40 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josie CARLTON, 412 south Twentieth street, where he had been for a week preceding his death. He was a highly respected citizen of Belle Rive and lived in that place 19 years. Mr. LOVIN was preceded in death by his wife, April 18, 1931. Before marriage Mrs. LOVIN was Belle D. HECK. Mr. LOVIN was a lifelong resident of Jefferson county, and was born in the county Jan. 26, 1858, and was a son of the late Benjamin LOVIN and wife. In his active life he engaged in general farming. He was a good citizen and a faithful christian and a member of the Oak Hill United Brethern church. His age was 74 years, 7 months and 23 days. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Bird GREEN, were held in the Baptist church at Belle Rive this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, and burial was had in the Opdyke cemetery. Mr. LOVIN is survived by three sons, Oscar and Floyd, Mt. Vernon; and Ceburn, in St. Louis, and by three daughters, Mrs. Ollie PIGG and Mrs. Josie CARLTON, Mt. Vernon; and Mrs. Flora HERTENSTEIN, Opdyke. One sister, Mrs. Taylor PEARSON, Mt. Vernon, survives. One grand-daughter, Mrs. Bonnie HOPKINS, was raised by the family, and he made his home with her in Belle Rive, after the death of his wife. Twenty-four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive.

The Register-News,
Mt Vernon, IL - pub. approx. Sep 1932
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Alice Leona Lowery
Alice Lowery Of Mt. Vernon Dies At Age 75
Alice Leona Lowery, 75, Mt. Vernon, died 8:10 a.m. Nov. 10, 1991, at Casey Care Center. Miss Lowery was a private sitter for nursing patients. She was born March 25, 1916, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Benjamin H. and Leona (Wilson) Lowery. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at South Hickory Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Karch officiating. Those attending the services are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home. Miss Lowery is survived by one sister, May Pallai of Tovey; one brother, Louie Carl Lowery of Opdyke; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Nov. 10, 1991
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans



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