McLean County, Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
Unless otherwise stated, these obituaries were compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer and published in 1912
HABBERFIELD, Mrs. Martha, wife of James Habberfield. d. Pekin, Ill. March 3, 1875, aged 59 years.
HAKER, Mrs. Fredericka, wife of Christopher Haker. d. Bloomington, Ill. July 19, 1876, aged 66 years, 1 month, 26 days.
HALEY, Sidney S., father of John Haley, d. Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 9 1872.
HAINS, Lucien D., d. Bloomington, Ill. Nov. 27, 1872.
HAMILTON, Mrs. Oleva, d. Bloomington, Ill. Nov. 8, 1875.
HAMILTON, W. D. d. at the res. of Mr. Maitland, Cor. Washington and Oak Sts. Bloomington, Ill. Oct. 21, 1877, aged 34 years.
HAMM, Henry, d. at his res. in Onarga, Ill. June 2, 1878, aged 60 years.
HAMMOND, Marie Elizabeth "Libby"
Roanoke - Marie Elizabeth "Libby" Hammond, 49, of Lexington, IL, formerly of Roanoke, passed away at 9:45 am Wednesday February 25, 2009 at her sister’s home in Roanoke. She was born on March 31, 1959 in Peoria, IL to Earl and Jeannie Alexander Hammond. She is survived by her son, Zachary Poleto (and his fiancé, Vanessa) of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Marsha (Jim) Funk of Carlock, IL; Gina (Rob) Luginbuhl of Roanoke; her granddaughter, Zoianna Poleto; two nieces; three nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Jeannie Hammond. Libby was a loyal employee to State Farm for over 20 years where she served in several different departments, devoting most of her time to group medical. Libby had a very strong faith and was a member of the Lexington United Methodist Church where she was active in numerous committees and functions. She had a love of books and served as a board member for the Lexington Community Library. Family and friends always came first with Libby. Her giving nature was evident to all who knew her. She had a spot in her heart for all animals and never knew a stray she wouldn’t take in. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed having fun with family and friends. Her unselfishness and her zeal for life will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday at the Lexington United Methodist Church. Rev. Ray Owens will officiate. There will be no visitation, but a time of sharing and fellowship with the family from 9:30-11 am before the services at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of ashes will be at a later date in the Roanoke Township Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of arrangements. (The Pantagraph)
HANER, Jesse, [son of John Haner,] d. Martin Township, McLean County, Ill. Dec. 31, 1878.
HANER, John, b. 1819. Settled in McLean Co., Ill. 1829, d. Cherokee Co., Kans. Oct. 1, 1880. Dau. Mrs. Wm. Davis
HANNA, William H.
William H. Hanna, one of the most prominent members of the Bloomington, Ill., bar, was instantly killed last Friday night by a stroke of lightning while in bed. His wife lying by his side was seriously stunned by the same stroke, but soon after recovered to find her husband dead by her side. [August 17, 1870, Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) - Submitted by: Kathy McDaniel]
HANY, Loretta F Elliott --- Loretta F. Hany, 67, of Chenoa, IL passed away at 12:37 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Meadows Mennonite Home where she was a resident. She was born on May 27, 1941 in Edgewood, IL a daughter of John D. and Charlotte L. Wilson Elliott. She married Wilbur A. Hany on October 14, 1977 in Bloomington, IL. He survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Kathleen (Mitch) Marlow of Chicago, IL; Cindy Wade of Phoenix, AZ; one son, Kevin Hany of Bloomington, IL; one half sister, Sandra McElhoe of Quincy, IL; one brother, Larry Elliott of Ellsworth, IL; two grandsons, Matthew and Brett Wade; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patty Greathouse. Loretta was a graduate of Bloomington High School and worked at the Social Security office in Bloomington for 29 years. She loved watching the Bears, Cubs, and Illini play. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid reader. She loved her dog, Peanut, who was her loyal companion at home. Her best friend, Christine Wages, was by her side for the last 12 years of her life. Loretta was a very loving person and will be missed by all who knew her. Loretta was a member of the First United Church in Gridley where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2009. The Rev. Jack Nicolay will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. (The Pantagraph)
HARDT, -- Virginia D. Hardt, 80, of Lexington passed away Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) at 12:45 p.m. at Meadows Mennonite Home. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Colfax, the daughter of Chris and Lela Edwards Hardt. Virginia served her country in WWII in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and worked in a bakery for many years. She is survived by four sisters, Faye Farner of Rockville, Ind.; Barbara (William) Janes of Lexington; Blanche (William) Tracy of Lexington; and Kay (Arnie) Johnson of Tiskilwa; two brothers, Merritt (Marlee) Hardt of Flora, Ind., and Kenneth (Erlene) Hardt of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lexington Cemetery with her great-niece, the Rev. Amanda Kahle, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meadows Mennonite Home. Arrangements are by Musselman-Beck Funeral Home, Lexington.
[Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - October 31, 2003 - (Moncelle Family Records)]
HARLAN, Aaron S. b. Connersville, Ind. d. at his res. on East St. in Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 31, 1875, aged 50 years. Bro. Joshua Harlan.
HARMON, Vernie, d. Loda, Ill. Feb. 18, 1874, aged 19 years.
HARMS, Charlotte Ruth Bane
WASHINGTON - Charlotte Ruth HARMS, 81, of Gibson City, formerly of Colfax, mother of a Washington woman, died at 9:28 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery in Colfax. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. HARMS was born June 9, 1926, in Bloomington, a daughter of Elton T. and Helen T. Carney Bane. She married Nolan E. HARMS on Dec. 15, 1946, in Colfax. He survives in Gibson City. Also surviving are two daughters, Sally (Cliff) Smith of Washington and Kathy (Mike) Brown of Sibley; seven grandchildren, the Rev. Brian Smith, Jill Cranford, Tim Smith, Dave Brown, Doug Brown, Danny HARMS and Kristie HARMS; five great-grandchildren, Ross, Darrin, Haley, Ryleigh and Mindy Brown; and a sister, Carol Bane of Springville, Ind. (The Pantagraph)
HARMS, Clarence T & Wanda L Hardy HARMS
COLFAX -- The Harmses were taken to the Harper Funeral Home. The funeral will be private. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery. The Rev. Malcolm Norment will officiate. Mr. HARMS was born in Colfax Oct. 13, 1901, son of Ben and Flora Reinholtz Harms. He married Wanda Hardy Dec. 19, 1923, in Bloomington. He is survived by two brothers, Julius and Henry, both of Colfax; five sister, Mrs. Mattie Williams, Colfax; Mrs. Minnie Humphrey, Colfax; Mrs. Jennie Moncelle, Fairbury; Mrs. Emma Tipsord, Saybrook; Mrs. Ella Walden, Peoria. Mrs. HARMS was born in Clay City June 7, 1903, daughter of John and Lucy Payne Hardy. She is survived by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Hardy, Colfax; two brothers, Elmer, Colfax Kenneth, Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Camella Doyle, Bloomington; Mrs. Evelyn Beneke, Bloomington; Mrs. Hazel Hutson, Colfax; Mrs. June Schanf, Bensonville; Mrs. Lela Mills, Gibson City. The couple is survived by one son, Nolan HARMS, Colfax; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Bethel, 713 N. Fell Ave., Normal; Mrs. Darlene Gillan, Colfax, four grandchildren. They were members of the Colfax Christian Church. [excerpts from The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) - 7 Sep 1959 - (Moncelle Family Records)]
HARMS, Dennis Lynn
COLFAX - Dennis Lynn HARMS, 42, of rural Colfax died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 30, 1995) at his home. His funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Colfax, the Rev. Jeff Laible officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the HARMS children. Surviving are his wife, Carol Ann (Kristie) HARMS, Colfax; his parents, Nolan and Charlotte (Bane) HARMS, Gibson City; one daughter, Kristie Lynn HARMS, and one son, Daniel Patrick HARMS, both of Colfax; and two sisters, Sally Smith, Washington, and Kathy Brown, Sibley. He was born Sept. 27, 1952, in Bloomington, the son of Nolan and Charlotte (Bane) HARMS. He married Carol Ann Kristie Nov. 23, 1974, at Westchester. He was a graduate of Octavia High School in Colfax and Western Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in industrial arts. He also received a business degree from Elmhurst College. Mr. HARMS was a farmer and owner and operator of Harms Seed Farms in Colfax. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Colfax, and was an avid music lover. (The Pantagraph)
HARMS, Henry H. "Hank"
Henry HARMS, Lawndale Commissioner, Dies at 66, Rites Held Sunday
COLFAX, JAN. 29 - Henry Harms, 66, rural Colfax resident and a well known farmer of Lawndale township died Friday morning (23 Jan 1970) about 8:45 a.m. He suffered an apparent heart attack at his home and was pronounced dead on arrival at Fairbury hospital, Fairbury. he was taken to the Harper Funeral Home, Colfax. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Colfax United Methodist church with Rev. Ernest Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Wiley cemetery at Colfax. He was born Nov 3, 1903 at Colfax, a son of B. H. and Flora Reinholtz Harms. [He married Alberta Thomas] on Sept 14, 1929 at Springfield. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard Dean, Fairbury; a daughter, Mrs. Maurine Lindhjean, Mahomet; a brother, Julius Harms, Colfax; five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Moncelle, Fairbury; Mrs. Mattie Williams and Mrs. Minnie Humphrey, both of Colfax; Mrs. Ella Walden, Peoria; Mrs. Emma Tipsord, Saybrook. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Colfax and was vice president of the Belle Prairie Insurance Co. He was a director of Lawndale Center School and Lawndale Township clerk for a number of years. He was commissioner of the Lawndale Cropsey Drainage District. Pallbearers were nephews, Ivan Harms, Bernard Harms, Nolan Harms, Emery Tipsord, Robert Walden and Harlan Moncelle. [Unknown newspaper - possibly the Clipper Journal or Lexingtonian) (Moncelle Family Records)
COLFAX, JAN. 29 - Henry HARMS, 66, R. R. 2 was dead on arrival at Fairbury Hospital at 8:45 a.m. Friday. resident and a well known farmer of Lawndale township died Friday morning (23 Jan 1970) about 8:45 a.m. He suffered an apparent heart attack. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ernest Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery at Colfax. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Harper Funeral Home. He was born Nov 3, 1903 at Colfax, a son of B. H. and Flora Reinholtz HARMS. He married Alberta Thomas on Sept 14, 1929 at Springfield. Surviving are his wife; a son, Dean, Fairbury; a daughter, Mrs. Marlene Lindhjean, Mahomet; a brother, Julius, Colfax; five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Moncelle, Fairbury; Mrs. Mattie Williams, Colfax; Mrs. Minnie Humphrey, Colfax; Mrs. Ella Walden, Peoria; Mrs. Emma Tipsord, Saybrook. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Colfax and was vice president of the Belle Prairie Insurance Co. He was a director of Lawndale Center School and Lawndale Township clerk for a number of years. The family has suggested that any expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Colfax United Methodist Church. [Unknown newspaper - possibly the Pantagraph (Moncelle Family Records)]
HARMS, Ivan Woodrow
COLFAX - The funeral of Ivan Woodrow Harms, 81, of Colfax will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, the Rev. Maureen Stein officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Colfax. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the memorial home. Mr. Harms died at 10:06 a.m. Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice Unit or Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association. Mr. Harms was born Oct. 27, 1918, at Lawndale Township, McLean County, a son of Julius E. and Jessie C. Martens Harms. He married Donna Margaret Hoffman on June 27, 1942, at Colfax. She died Aug. 4, 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Earl) Gordon, Colfax; and Judy (Bill) Killian, Normal. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Kim Raper, Bloomington; and Cathy Pense and Cheryl Kruft, both of Tampa, Fla. One brother preceded him in death. He was a farmer and had been employed by the Ford County Highway Department, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Pontiac; and BPOE, Bloomington. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records)
HARMS, Lylith M Scholl
COLFAX - Lylith M. Harms, 93, Chillicothe, formerly of Colfax, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 27, 2006) at OSF St. Clare Home, Peoria Heights. Funeral service for Mrs. Harms will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Colfax Christian Church, Colfax, with Pastor Dan Jassman officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church Thursday. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, is in charge of arrangements. Lylith was born March 27, 1913, in Colfax, a daughter of John and Ethel Bunn Scholl. She married Verne "Sox" Harms at St. Charles, Mo., on Sept. 28, 1940. He died April 15, 1980. Surviving are two sons, David (Jane) Harms, Chillicothe, and Duane Harms, Bluffton, S.C. Also surviving are one sister, Carolyn Berkley, McLean; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Hartsel Scholl. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to the Colfax Christian Church, Colfax. Mrs. Harms enjoyed spending time with her family and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. (The Pantagraph)
HARMS, Nolan E
GIBSON CITY - Nolan E. Harms, 82, Gibson City, formerly of Colfax, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 17, 2008) at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gibson City Ambulance Service or the Gibson City Lions Club. Mr. Harms was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Colfax, a son of Clarence and Wanda Hardy Harms. He married Charlotte Ruth Bane on Dec. 15, 1946, in Colfax. She died Aug. 17, 2007. Surviving are two daughters, Sally (Cliff) Smith, Washington, and Kathy (Mike) Brown, Sibley; seven grandchildren, the Rev. Brian Smith, Jill Cranford, Tim Smith, Dave Brown, Doug Brown, Danny Harms and Kristie Harms; six great-grandchildren, Ross, Darrin, Haley, Ryleigh, Mindy and Abby Brown; two sisters, Donna Bethel, Normal, and Darlene Gillan, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Carol Bane, Springville, Ind. He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis. Mr. Harms graduated from Colfax High School in 1944. He farmed in the Colfax and Anchor areas all his life and operated Harms Seed Cleaning Business many years before retiring to Gibson City in 1990. Mr. Harms was a mason, a lifelong member of the National Farmers Union, Gibson City Lions Club and the United Methodist Church in Gibson City. He was an avid gardener and known for his beautiful flowers. Nolan will be remembered for his warm smile and gentle spirit. He will be greatly missed by those who shared in his life. (The Pantagraph)
HARPER, Col. John L. (4th Ill. Cavalry, Civil War.) b. Clinton County, Ind., Nov. 24, 1839, settled in Ill. 1860 m. ... Cassell, dau. of Hon. R. T. Cassell, sister of Hon. J. J. Cassell, of El Paso, Ill. d. at his res. in El Paso, Ill., Feb. 6, 1879. Left 2 sons and 1 daughter.
HARRIS, Mrs. Elizabeth, d. at her res. in Bloomington, Ill. May 30, 1875, aged 79 years.
HARRIS, Mrs. Sarah F. b. Weare, N. H. Oct. 29, 1800. m. 1st, Daniel Holder, 2nd, John H. Harris, d. Tremont, Ill. Jan. 10, 1880. [a. n. s. 1st husband d. 1840.] ch. by 1st m. Charles W. Holder, Richard H. Holder.
HARRISON, Mrs. Martha, nee. Mason, [wife of Benjamin Harrison] b. Jessamine County, Ky., June 1, 1824, m. at Blooming Grove, McLean County Ill. Oct. 7, 1847, d. near Padua, Ill. [?] May 24, 1877, [Left husband, 3 daughters and 1 son.]
HARRITT, Mrs. Catharine, [widow of Henry Harritt,] d. Bloomington, Ill. May 4, 1871, aged 66 years, 8 months.
HART, James, Sr. b. County Sligo, Ireland 1835, immig. America 1856, d. at his res. in Bloomington, Ill. March 16, 1876.
HARTE, Edward M. formerly of Bloomington, Ill. d. Clinton, N. Y. Nov. 7, 1874, aged 26 years.
HARTSON, Mrs. Elizabeth, [wife of T. D. Hartson,] d. Bloomington, Ill. March 21, 1875.
HARTSON, Mrs. Kate R. nee. Richardson, [wife of T. D. Hartson, and sister of Mrs. D. M. Funk, daughter of S. T. Richardson.] b. near Diamond Grove, McLean County, Ill. 1841. (one of a family of 7 ch.) d. at the res. of Mrs. D. M. Funk, Bloomington, Ill. July 15, 1880.
HARVEY, Minerva, (wife of Captain Wm. H. Harvey) b. in Highland Co. Ohio, 1829, settled in Central Illinois, 1837, m. 1849, d. Bloomington, Ill. Oct. 3, 1874. (Husband killed at the battle of Shiloh, 1862.) Left 3 ch. surv.
HATCH, Miss Lizzie, (dau. of Walter M. Hatch of Bloomington, Ill.) d. San Antonio, Tex. Dec. 10, 1879,
HAWKS, Mrs. Margaret, d, at the res. of her son, S. L. Hawks, 1005 W . Front St. Bloomington, Ill, March 1, 1875,
HAYBARGER, John, d. at his res. in Stouts Grove, McLean County Ill. April 26, 1878, aged 20 years.
HAYDEN, Mrs. Rebecca, S. moved to Bloomington, Ill. from Hopkinsville, Ky. 1836. d. Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 18, 1874 at an advanced age.
HAYES, James W. b. Haddonfield N.J. July 3, 1833. settled at Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 1855, d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 27, 1874.
HAYES, Samuel J.
Died – In Bloomington, Ill., on the 18th Feb. last., Samuel J. Hayes, late of West Granby, Conn. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, April 23, 1841; JD, Sub by FoFG]
HECKARD, Mrs. Mary E. (wife of John Heckard) d. Atlanta, Ill. March 5, 1871, aged 18 years, 5 months, 20 days.
HEFNER, Violet L. Harms -- The funeral of Violet L. Hefner, 88, of Lexington will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Musselman-Beck Funeral Home, Lexington, the Rev. Robert Rosebraugh officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour before the service at the funeral home Monday. Mrs. Hefner died at 2:10 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9, 1992) at her home. She was born Oct 3, 1904, in Colfax, a daughter of Albert and Lula Cohagan HARMS. She married Emora Hefner Sept 5, 1923, in Lexington. He survives. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lexington, the Order of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge of Normal, Lexington Home Extension Unit, Lexington Woman's Club and the United Methodist Women. She was a teacher at Hopewell Grade School. [The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records)
HEMPSTEAD, Frank, (Sr. ?) d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 26, 1876.
HENDERSON, Dr. M. d. at his res. 511 S. Center St. Bloomington, Ill. June 4, 1871, aged 47 years
HENDRYX, John -- Died on the 30th ult., in McLean Co., Mr. John Hendryx, aged 60 years. [Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) February 14 1856 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
HENSLER, Theodore, d. 907 W. Market St. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 13, 1876,
HENSLER, _______, (A German) accidentally killed while loading hay on the Kellogg farm near Tremont, Ill. July 17, 1876, aged about 40 years. (See original obituary.)
HERST, Mrs. Amelia M. wife of Hiram Herst, d. Bloomington. Ill. Nov. 11, 1880,
HESS, Mrs. Elizabeth, d. Bloomington, Ill. Feb. 21, 1879,
HEWARD, Isaac C. (formerly of Bloomington, Ill.) d. Tremont, Ill. Aug. 21, 1873.
HEWITT, Elizabeth, d. Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 3, 1878, aged 73 years 10 months, 15 days.
HIBBERD, Mrs. Sarah P (wife of Wm. Hibberd of 211 S. Center St. Bloomington, Ill.) d. Bloomington, Ill. April 5, 1872
HILL, Mrs. Ella, (wife of Herman W. Hill,) d. Gibson, Ill. Jan. 29, 1875, aged 21 years.
HILL, Wm. P. (Editor.) d. Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 15, 1875, aged 35 years Left widow and 1 child.
HILT, Mrs. Drucilla. d. near Maroa, Ill. Feb. 25, 1871,
HILTON, Sheryl Diane
GRIDLEY - Sheryl Diane Hilton, 13, of Gridley died at 6:57 p.m. Friday (Jan. 4, 2008) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chenoa, with the Rev. Jerry Koch officiating. Burial: Chenoa Cemetery, Chenoa. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Memorials: The family suggests memorials be given to the Gridley Summer Softball League or to the Sheryl D. Hilton Memorial Fund, c/o Freestar Bank, Gridley, IL. An online guest registry and condolences may be made at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com. Survivors: Her parents, Kevin L. and Rachell D. HARMS Hilton, Gridley; her sister, Amber Hilton, Gridley; maternal grandfather, William John HARMS, Gridley; great-grandmother, La Dena Eaton, Dexter, Mo.; paternal grandfather, Leonard Rexroad of Missouri; and paternal grandmother, Mary Lou Hilton, Pontiac. [The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records)
HINES, Wales W. d. at his res. in Bradley, Tazewell County, Ill. Dec. 12, 1880, aged 56 years. [Left widow and 7 ch.]
HINSHAW, George, Jr. b. Overton County, Tenn. Dec. 24, 1820, settled in Illinois, 1827. d. near Bloomington, Ill. June 26, 1874.
HINTHORNE, Mrs. Cyrena, b. North Carolina, March 21, 1800, m. Adam Hinthorne, 1834, settled in Woodford County Ill. 1834. d. at the res. of her dau. Mrs. Seth Maple, Hudson, Ill. Aug. 4, 1878, [Hus. d.1857.] )
HOBACK, David Lee, Jr
The Funeral Of David Lee Hoback Jr., 20, of rural El Paso, formerly of Normal, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, Normal. The Rev. Ralph E. Wingate will officiate. Entombment will be in East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home and one hour before the service at the church. Mr. Hoback died Friday (Jan. 13, 1989) at the scene of a head-on accident on U.S. 51, a quarter-mile south of Lake Bloomington Road. He was born April 7, 1968, in Normal, a son of David L. Sr. and Mary Joan Burr Hoback. He married Becky Joy Garey on July 19, 1986, in Normal. She survives. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Rob and Todd Michael; and four sisters, Deborah, Elisabeth, Sarah and Jennifer, all of 116 W. Cypress St., Normal. Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Burr, 1510 Northbrook, Normal, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Hoback, Greenup. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers. Mr. Hoback was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Normal. He graduated from the Calvary Baptist Academy, Normal, in 1986. He had been a wrestling champion in the National Christian Schools Invitational Meet in 1986. He also had an undefeated wrestling season that year. Mr. Hoback received first place in a national sculpting contest of the American Association of Christian Schools in 1985. He had been employed by the Steak-n-Shake for the past three years. He had worked at the Locust Street and Hannah Street locations and had been the assistant manager at the Veterans Parkway location.[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records)
HOBART, Wm, J. [formerly of Bloomington, Ill. oldest son of Charles H. Hobart,] d. Newton, Kans. Sept. 22, 1880, aged 19 years.
HODGE, Wm. H. b. Windworth, Rockingham County, N. C. Jan. 4, 1794, m. 1814, settled at Blooming Grove, McLean County Ill. 1824, d. at the res. of his dau. Mrs. O. Woodworth, Bloomington, Ill. April 29, 1875. [Left 7 ch.]
HOENIGES, A. Eileen Brown A. Eileen Hoeniges, widow of Martin J. Hoeniges Sr., 92, Bloomington, passed away at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2008). Her funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at historic St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Gregg Petri and the Rev. David Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the rosary recited at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to historic St. Patrick's Church, 1209 W. Locust St., Bloomington, IL 61701. Eileen was born April 25, 1916, in Bloomington, the daughter of George H. Brown (Bloomington) and Anna O'Brien Brown (County of Cork, Ireland). She graduated from Trinity High School in 1934. She married Martin J. Hoeniges on Aug. 24, 1935, at Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington. He died July 8, 1970. She is survived by her children, Martin (Mildred) Hoeniges and Richard (Gloria) Hoeniges, both of Bloomington; Florence (E. Michael) Walsh, El Paso; Marie Evans, Bloomington; Andrew Hoeniges, El Paso; Patricia (Daniel) Richardson, Clovis, Calif.; Elizabeth (Dale) Kindred, Atlanta; and John (Tammy) Hoeniges, Bloomington, with whom she made her home. To date she had 28 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Anne (John) Hoeniges-Petri. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George H. Brown Jr. and Harry S. Brown; and two sisters, AnnaMae Bennington and Florence Cappel. Eileen was a member of historic St. Patrick's Church, Bloomington, for more than 65 years and a member of St. Patrick's Church Altar and Rosary Society. Gardening and cooking were lifelong hobbies of Eileen. She was extremely proud of her Irish heritage and loved celebrating St. Patrick's Day. She was a devout Catholic. Eileen was the heart of the family, and her care, love and sensitivity will be sorely missed by all. [The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL)
HOFFMAN, Mrs. Sybilla, d. Bloomington, Ill. June 7, 1879, aged 57 years, 2 months, 19 days.
HOGG, Mrs. Maria E. P. ( Wife of William Hogg,) b. Jefferson County, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1825, m. Wm. Hogg, at Wheeling, W. Va. Sept. 14, 1848, d. Bloomington, Ill. April 14, 1875.
HOGG, Rev. Harry C. ( Son of William Hogg,) b. Cadiz, Ohio, 1849, d. Bloomington, Ill. Sept. 10, 1875, aged 26 years, 8 days.
HOLCOMB, Harlow, ( Brother of Lewis H., Birdsey, and M. D. Holcomb.) b. Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn. Aug. 29, 1813, m. Lodice Fuller, of Akron, Ohio, 1846, d. Hudson, Ill. Feb. 8, 1875. Left no ch.
HOLLOWAY, Joel D. b. Tennessee, 1810, d. of injuries received in a fall from a load of hay, at Farmer City, Ill. Dec. 12, 1876.
HOLMES, Mrs. Mary L. ( Wife of W. H. Holmes,) d. Bloomington, Ill. Feb. 8, 1871, aged 54 years.
HONSCHEIDT, Henry, ( Ex -Sheriff, McLean County, Ill. also 1st Lieut. Co. A, 94th Ill. Vol. Inf. Civil War.) b. Cologne, Germany, 1835, came to America, 1854, d. Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 16, 1874.
HORINE, John, d. Randolph's Grove, McLean County, Ill. March 22, 1876, aged 76 years.
HORR, Mrs. Temperance, ( Nee Cheney, Wife of Josiah Horr. ) b. Virginia, m. Oct. 28, 1830, came to McLean County, Ill. 1836, d. Padua, McLean County, Ill. Feb. 12, 1880, aged about 70 years, ch. William Horr, Mrs. David Bunn, Martin Horr.
HOVEY - Class of 1885 - RICHARD HOVEY. Born, May 4, 1864, Normal, Ill. Son of Maj. Gen. Charles Edward and Harriette Farnham (Spofford) Hovey, both of whom trace their lineage to old English families. Studied art in Washington, D.C., 1885-86; General Theological Seminary, New York, 1886-87; literary work, lecturing and dramatic pursuits, 1887-90; traveled in Europe, 1891, 1894-96; lecturer on literature, Columbia, and Professor of English, Barnard, 1898-1900.
Mr. Hovey's published volumes are as follows: "The Laurel," 1889, pp. 33; "Launcelot and Guenevere," 1891, pp. 263; "Seaward, an Elegy," 1893, pp. 52; "Songs from Vagabondia" (with Bliss Carmen), 1894, pp. 55, "The Marriage of Guenevere," 1895, pp. 179; Maeterlinck's Plays (translated), two volumes, 1895, pp.360; "More Songs from Vagabondia" (with Bliss Carmen), 1896, pp. 72; "The Quest of Merlin," 1898, pp. 80; "The Birth of Galahad," 1898, pp. 124; "Along the Trail," 1898, pp. 115; "Taliesin," 1899.
Died, Feb. 24, 1900, New York, N.Y., of apoplexy.
Married, Jan. 17, 1894, Boston, Mass., Mrs. Henrietta Russell.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. - tr. by K. Mohler]
HOWARD, Alanson, ( Formerly of Chenoa, Ill.) b. Madison, County, N. Y. d. Alexandria, Neb. Oct. ..., 1880, aged 72 years. (Private, Capt. Arnot's Company Col. Matthew's Battalion, Gen. Henry's Brigade, Black Hawk War.)
HOWARD, Eleazar, d. Empire Twp. McLean County, Ill. March 17, 1872, aged 78 years, 6 months, 25 days.
HOWARD, Mrs. Theresa P. d. Bloomington, Ill. Nov. 22, 1875.
HOWARD, Richard C. d. ( Bloomington, Ill. ? ) Aug. 24, 1879, aged 74 years.
HOWELL, Henry N. d. at the res. of V. W. Tompkins, Twin Grove, McLean County, Ill. about Jan. 26, 1871, aged 37 years.
HOWSER, Jonathan, ( Formerly of McLean County, Ill.) d. Russell, Kansas, July 31, 1878, aged 78 years.
HUGHES, John N. d. at the res. of W. C. Noble, 1207 North Main Street, Bloomington, Ill. March 9, 1874.
HUGHES, L. T. d. Padua Township, McLean County, Ill. about Sept. 8, 1879, aged 34 years.
HUGHES, Mrs. Thomas, d. Bloomington, Ill. Oct. 11, 1876.
HUGHES, Thomas, d. at Bloomington, Ill. Oct. 11, 1876.
HUGHES, William, b. Wales, d. Bloomington, Ill. Feb. 27, 1878. ch. William E. Hughes, (attorney,) Joseph Hughes, John Hughes, Arthur Hughes, Philip Hughes, David Hughes.
HUMPHREY, Ernest Victor
COOKSVILLE - (PNS) - Ernest V. Humphrey, 51, died (1940) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's hospital in Bloomington, Death was caused by heart disease. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Wilhoit funeral home at Colfax. Burial will be in the Wiley cemetery at Colfax. Mr. Humphrey was born Jun 4, 1889 at Clay City. He married Minnie HARMS of Colfax, Feb 10, 1915. He is survived by his widow and five children, Mrs. Fern Lesher and Mrs. Velda Phillips, both of Towanda; Gale of Normal and Loren and Nelson at home. Five grandchildren also survive. [Pantagraph News Service] (Moncelle Family Records)
HUMPHREY -- Nelson S. Humphrey, 72, of 207 Magnolia Drive, Bloomington, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday (Aug. 16, 1999) at ASTA Care Center of Bloomington. His graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Mound Cemetery, Cooksville, Pastor Larry Sharp officiating. There will be no visitation. Mr. Humphrey was born April 15, 1927, in Cooksville, a son of Ernest and Minnie HARMS Humphrey. He married Geraldine Grimes on Jan. 29, 1948, in Bloomington. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Bruce (Carol) Humphrey and Craig Humphrey, both of Bloomington; one sister, Velda Beck, Colfax; one brother, Loren Humphrey, Gibson City; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He worked at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, for 35 years. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II. (The Pantagraph)
HUNT, Mrs. Jennie C. ( Wife of James A. Hunt, and daughter of James C. Harbord.) d. Bloomington, Ill. July 8, 1873, aged 26 years.
HURLEY, Mrs. Frances, d. Farmer City, Ill. Feb, 23, 1871, aged 59 years.
HUSBROOK, [Hasbrook?] T. P. d. Lincoln, Ill. May 6, 1875, aged 59 years.
HUSTON, Mrs. Lizzie, (Wife of M. M. Huston,) d. Kerr Twp. Champaign County, Ill. April 13, 1875, aged 25 years.
HUSSONG -- Michael S. Hussong, 60, of Normal, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal. Mike was born June 22, 1951, in Quincy, Illinois, a son of Kenneth and Betty Navert Hussong. He married Julie Baird. He later married Julie Brown, and she survives. Mike graduated from Quincy High School in 1969 and from Illinois State University in 1973. He began working for State Farm Insurance Companies in 1975 where he remained until retiring in 2006. After retirement, Mike was a real estate agent with Re-Max Choice. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl. He was a past member of Lakeside Country Club. Mike was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. His family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Kindred, Dr. Patrick Gomez, Dr. Patrick Fernandes as well as the staff at both Illinois Cancer Care and the Community Cancer Center for all of the loving care they gave to Mike. Also surviving are his children, Megan (Aaron) Martin of Bloomington and Matthew Hussong of Bloomington; two sisters, Barby (Skip) Rueter of Quincy, and Kim Hussong of Springfield; two brothers, Joe Hussong of Hannibal, Mo., and Randy Hussong of Davenport, Iowa; three nieces and four nephews; a stepson, Devin Doran of Bloomington; four stepgranddaughters; his father and mother-in-law, Jim and Nancy Brown of Chenoa; and three brothers-in-law, Jeff (Patti) Brown of Aurora, John (DeDe) Brown of Goodfield, and Jim Brown of Heyworth. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. memorial visitation will be at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. Inurnment will be private. ARRANGEMENTS: Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, 1800 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL; c. Dec 2011 - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
HUTCHISON, Clement C. b. Scarborough, Canada, d. at the res. of Dr. E. F. Hutchinson, ( Bloomington, Ill. ? ) April 30, 1877, aged 31 years. Left widow and 2 ch.
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