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Anne M. Kies
Anne M. Kies, 69, of Woodstock, died on Monday (July 25, 2011) at the Centegra Hospital in McHenry after a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Chicago, to Edward F. and Anna M. Ryan Stapleton. She married Robert E. "Bob" Kies Jr. on Nov. 11, 1961, in Hinsdale.
She received her degree in computer science from the Quincy University in 1991.
She had been employed as the assistant vice president of the Elecronic Division of the Wonder Lake State Bank Group for the past 14 years. In addition to enjoying being with her family, she loved to travel, making frequent visits to Door County, as well as playing tennis and kayaking. She was a member of St. Parick's Catholic Church in Hartland.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Kies Jr. of Woodstock; three daughters, Kathie (Scott) Sembach of McHenry, Jennifer (Dan) Nelson of Florissant, Mo., and Cynthia (Mike) Elsbury of Byron; two sons, Dan (Amerika) Kies of Burlington, Iowa, and Jon (Robin) Kies, of Quincy; grandchildren, Megan Nelson, Aimee Nelson, Dustin Elsbury, George Nelson, Caitlin Sembach, Nicholas Elsbury, Corie Sembach, Jacob Elsbury, Brandon Elsbury, Gavin Kies, Tyler Elsbury, Kayleigh Sembach, Dylan Kies and Griffin Kies; three brothers, Edward F. (Mary Carol) Stapleton of Villa Park, Robert (Margie) Stapleton of Muskegon, Mich., and Jerry (Mary Jean) of Westmont; two sisters, Kathryn (Donald) VaVerka of Valencia, Calif., and Maureen (Dick) Hammond of Deerfield; a sister-in-law, Judy Wood of Dubuque, Iowa; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Barbara Olson Bartman.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hartland. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Hartland.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Schneider Leucht Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in the church.
ARRANGEMENTS: Schneider Leucht Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.
[Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL]

Almina (Peck) King
  d. Feb. 13, 1907
 Almina Peck was born May 6th, 1819 in Genesee Co., NY and after an illness of six weeks died
Feb. 13, 1907 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ione Fox, near Garrison, Butler County, NE.; aged 87 years, 3 months and 7 days.  She was married to Isaac King, Feb. 16, 1837.  Thirteen children were born to them, eight of whom died in early childhood.  In the fall of 1837, she and her husband moved to Crystal Lake, McHenry County, IL., where they resided for over 40 years, when they moved to Butler Co., NE., where she resided until her death.  These devoted companions walked together for over 64 years, sharing each others joys and sorrows until April 16, 1901 when God saw fit to call her husband to his home above.  She was converted about 55 years ago at which time she joined the M.E. Church at Crystal Lake and remained a member of the same until 1861 when the Free Methodist Church was established.  She and her husband were among the first to identify themselves with that church and remained lively members of the same until they came to NE.  After coming to this state, being well along in years, she did not unite with any church but kept her eyes fixed upon and lived a devoted Christian life until her death.  Several times during her last sickness she expressed her willingness to go when the Heavenly Father saw fit to call her. She leaves one son, Emery J. King, of Alexandria, NE, four daughter; Mrs.Julia Roys of David City, Mesdames Ione Fox, Effie Clute and Francis White, all of Garrison, several grandchildren, an aged sister, in Genesee Co., NY and many friends to mourn her loss.  The funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Ione Fox, Friday, Feb.15, conducted by Rev. H. V. Price, pastor of the Surprise M.E. Church, assisted by Rev. H. G. Claycomb of the Garrison M.E. Church.
 Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the David City Cemetery.

 Call not back the dear departed,    Anchored safe where storms are o'er,  On the border land we left her,   Soon to meet and part no more.  When we leave this world of changes,
  When we leave this world of care,  We shall find our loving mother   In our Father's mansion fair.
[GARRISON ARGUS - Garrison, Butler Co.,  NE - Vol 5 - Thursday - Feb. 21,1907 - #41]

Isaac King
  d. April 16, 1901
Isaac King was born June 08, 1811 at Alexander, Genesse County, New York,Died, April 16, 1901 at his home near David City, Butler County,Nebraksa, age 89 years, 9 months and 19 days. He married Almina Peck, February 16, 1837, in the fall of the same year he with his wife moved to Crystal Lake, McHenry County, ILs., where they lived until January 22, 1880 when they moved near David City, where he died as above stated.

 Mr. King has lived a devoted christian life for about 50 years having been converted in the year 1851 at which time he joined the M. E. Church  at Crystal Lake, and remained a member of that church until the year 1861when the Free Methodist church was established, when he and his wife were among the first to identify themselves with that church and were strong members,always giving liberally, for its support.  After moving to Nebraska he being well along in years was not able to attend church very much but he lived a religious life up to the time of his death even on his sick bed singing praises to God.

  Father King with his history of almost 90 years leaves to the friends and relatives who know him marks of noble manhood. He made his home a home for the stranger and the poor, during all the years of his Christian life he never lost sight of the Christ.  He said to one of the ministers who called on him while he was sick "my greatest desire is that all of my children might be faithful and true to God and meet me in heaven."  He said he could bear his sickness and suffering because he believed he was doing it all for the glory of God.

 He leaves a wife, one son, four daughters, several grand children and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
 The funeral services were held at the home on Thursday April 19, 1901, conducted by Rev. Mills pastor of Garrison M. E. Church assisted by Rev.Smith pastor of David City M. E. Church.  Text second Timothy 4th chapter 6th and 7th verses.  His remains was laid to rest in the David CityCemetery.

 We can truly say of this life as the poet said:

 "Happy soul thy days are ended  All thy mourning days below"  Go, by angel guards attended,  To the sight of Jesus Go!  Waiting to receive thy spirit.  Go! The savior stand above.
 Show the purchase of his merit.  Reaches out the crown of love.  For the joy he sits before the,  Bear a momentary pain,  Die to live a life of glory,  Suffer with thy God to reign.


Nora White King
Born in Coral, McHenry County, IL. February 11, 1855, Mrs. King was the daughter of J. M. and Mary Elizabeth White.  She was married to E. J. King at Crystal Lake, ILL., March 12, 1873.


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