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MARY (MASTERS) CADWALLADER , 88, formerly of Hull, died at 7:14 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 19, 1981) in Quinsippi Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past few years. She was born Oct. 9, 1893, in Kinderhook, a daughter of Charles and Alice Pryor Masters. On Oct. 1, 1913, she married Roy Cadwallader in Hannibal, Mo. He died in 1955. Mrs. Cadwallader was a member of the Baptist Church in Hull. Surviving are a son, Delford of Quincy; two sisters, Mrs. May Farmer of Barry and Mrs. Nora Duncan of Hull; two grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Duker Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. John Garver. Burial will be in Kinderhook Cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

MICHAEL W. CALLIHAN , 72, of St. Peters, MO, and formerly of Pittsfield, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. He was a son of Martha Dietz and Michael M. (Elizabeth) Callihan. He married Bonnie Hayden June 17, 1959 and she survives. He is also survived by children Greg (Donna) Callihan, Gina (Bill) Welch, Patrick (Pam) Callihan, Marine (Joe) Hager and Michael S. (Shawnean) Callihan; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Tony Callihan, Jack Dietz and Alyce Becklenberg; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Patrick Callihan, Terry Callihan, Sam Dietz and Elaine Gilbert. Mr. Callihan was raised in Plymouth. In the 8th grade he moved to Pittsfield where he met his future wife. They moved to St. Peters, MO and Mike started working with his dad drilling water wells and then opened his own construction company building retaining walls. He ended his career working for Hoods towing. He was an avid Cubs fan (no matter how much his family protested). His children were very active in sports growing up. He was as much a coach as he was a Dad. Once his children were adults Mike turned to umpiring for the St. Peter’s and American Legion baseball organization. He was truly happy calling balls and strikes behind home plate. Mike had many hobbies but his greatest enjoyment in life was attending his children and grandchildren’s ball games, dance recitals, choir concerts, etc. Mike will be missed dearly. Memorials may be made to Pittsfield High School Athletic Department.
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TERRANCE L. CALLIHAN , 77, of Pittsfield, died Tuesday, April 13, 1982 at Illini Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 31, 1905 in Iola Falls, Kansas. She married Samuel Caddle, who died in 1954. She was a retired employee of the U.S. Post Office Department in Washington. Surviving are a son, Richard Caddle of New Salem; a daughter, Donna Flynn, and three grandchildren. Private services will be held at Falls Church, Va. National Memorial Cemetery following cremation. Niebur Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Online research revealed her middle and maiden name. Samuel Caddle born 27 Jul 1911, died in April 1964 in the District of Columbia.]
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

TERRANCE L. CALLIHAN , 63, of Pittsfield, and formerly of Griggsville, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Terry was born June 22, 1947, in Macomb, the son of Michael M. and Elizabeth Campbell Callihan. He married Robin L. Smith Dec. 31, 1968 and she survives. During their marriage they raised three wonderful daughters, Lori (husband, Scott) Bradshaw of Griggsville, Angela Taylor (special friend, Scott McConnell) of Pittsfield and Heather Callihan (significant other, Eric Bolton) of Griggsville; five grandchildren, Brendan and Kaleb Bradshaw, Brady and Cara Taylor and Mason Bolton; also surviving are his mother, Elizabeth Callihan of Quincy; and two brothers, Mike (wife, Bonnie) Callihan of St. Peters, Mo. and Tony Callihan of Quincy. Terry was preceded in death by his father, Michael M. Callihan, one brother, George “Pat” Callihan; and a nephew, Gabe Smith. Terry graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1967. He was very proud to be “An American” and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to Pike County, Terry and Robin managed the Heritage House Restaurant in Pittsfield. Terry then spent several years working at Kirk Structures where he was a crew supervisor. In recent years he owned his own construction company, Callihan Builders. Terry was a member of the Griggsville American Legion Post 213 where he spent many hours supporting their activities and fundraisers. He always worked from start to finish at the Legion’s Griggsville Apple Festival and Western Illinois Fair food stands. Terry was a 25-year member of the Griggsville Fire Department, where he was instrumental in starting their annual Memorial Day fish and chicken Dinner. Terry’s intelligence, talents, and sense of humor were a source of joy to his family, friends, and co-workers. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending all of their school functions and ballgames. Terry enjoyed fishing, cooking, country music and working in his yard. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville with Pastor David Kelly officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Griggsville City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to Griggsville American Legion Post 213. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville is in charge of the arrangements
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EMMA (McPHERSON) CALVIN , 99, of Pearl, died Friday (Dec. 18, 1981) in the Barry Community Care Center. She was born Dec. 15, 1882, at Pearl, the daughter of Jesse and Delta Petrie McPherson. Her husband, Thomas, preceded her in death on July 23, 1944. She is survived by three daughters, Etha Heavner of Pearl, Edith Grafford of Wood River, and Jessie Calvin of Pearl; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three sons. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, in the Pearl Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. Joe Rowlett. Burial will be in Hess Cemetery. Hanks Funeral Home in Pearl is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

JESSIE F. CALVIN ,100, of Pearl died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. She was born Feb. 2, 1914 in Pearl, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Emma (McPherson) Calvin. She was a bookkeeper for more than 45 years at the LaCross Lumber Co. in Pearl. She was a member of Pearl Christian Church. Survivors include two nieces, Shirley Crews of East Alton and Audrey Nischwitz of Alton; two nephews, Perry Heavner of Godfrey and Loyd Grafford of Wood River; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at the Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Burial took place in Green Pond Cemetery in Pearl.
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NAOMI CARNES , 68 of rural Griggsville passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 in the Illini Community Hospital Emergency Room. Naomi was born in Pittsfield, IL on August 3, 1944, a daughter to Art and Ruth Durall Ator. She married J.B. Carnes on July 17, 1965 in the First Christian Church in Rockport and has been married 47 years. Naomi had been employed as a bookkeeper at the LaCrosse Lumber Yard in Louisiana, MO. She had previously worked at the Griggsville Feed Mill, Griggsville Veterinary Clinic for Dr. Hull and Dr. Johnson, Illini Community Hospital and Buckley Auto Parts in Mt. Sterling and Pittsfield. She was a graduate of the Pittsfield High School Class of 1962. Naomi was a member of various organizations; the United Methodist Church in Griggsville, United Methodist Women, Madonna Circle, Griggsville Home Extension, serving as officer of the Pike County Home Extension, Order Eastern Star, PEO, and Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, taking care of and being very involved with her grandchildren and their sports and school activities. She is survived by her husband J.B, daughters, Dr. Becky (Dr. Craig) Canter of Schuy-Rush Lake, IL and Julie (Jason) Foy of Taylor Ridge, IL; grandchildren, Julie Anne, Jack, Emily, Jacob and Justin. Also surviving is a sister, Rosavone (Bill) Bima of Papillion, NE; nieces and nephews, Theresa (Arnold) Reeves, Joe (Chris) Bima, Michele (Blake) Henning, Nancy Carnes and Brian (Dana) Carnes; special cousins, Bruce and Lois Ator of Danville, IN; Alex and Allison Ator of Pearland, TX; Heather Ator of Quincy; brother-in-law and wife, Jim and Linda Carnes of Pittsfield and brother-in-law, Bobby Carnes of Pittsfield. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Don Ator, an uncle, Russell Ator and an aunt, Elizabeth Ato
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ROBERT KENT CARNES , 67 of Pittsfield passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Bobby was born in Pittsfield on July 9, 1946, a son of Edward and Lorena Daniels Carnes. In earlier years Bobby worked at Penstone Orchard in Griggsville and Peters Chevrolet in Pittsfield. He has been a resident of Eastside Healthcare for fifteen years and will be greatly missed. He enjoyed visiting and joking with people and watching the St. Louis Cardinals on TV. Bobby is survived by two brothers, J.B. Carnes of Griggsville and Jim (Linda) Carnes of Pittsfield in addition to several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Dave Kelly officiating. Interment will be in the Griggsville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service on Friday at the Niebur Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Griggsville United Methodist Church or the Griggsville Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

BETTY CANTRELL , 86, formerly of Payson and Pittsfield, died peacefully Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 10:08 pm in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Liberty. Betty was born May 3, 1925 in Atlas Township, Illinois, the daughter of Nicholas and Esther Rogers Schwandner. She married Ralph Cantrell on May 21, 1949 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1984. She was a graduate of Quincy Beauty Academy. Betty attended Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene in Quincy and Pittsfield. She loved embroidery and traveling. Betty was an avid mushroom hunter and loved the outdoors. She had a great sense of humor and had the ability to make people laugh. She was a loving and caring mother, sacrificing much to raise her eight children. She also loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and put the needs of others before her own. Betty also never knew a stranger. Survivors include: 7 children, Ed (Shari) Cantrell of New Berlin, IL, Loren (Susan) Cantrell of Jacksonville, IL, Karen (Dennis) Goodwin of Quincy, IL, Nick (Jill) Cantrell of Owasso, OK, Roger (Janet) Cantrell of Neosho, MO, Penny (Larry) Ormond of Liberty, IL, Terry (Sheryl) Cantrell of Broken Arrow, OK: a son-in-law, Lyndell Predmore of Stuart, FL; 23 grandchildren, Kelley (Chuck) Arnold, Tara (Ralph) Hydes, Keisa Ealey, Kenda Cantrell, Ryan Cantrell, Stephanie Cantrell, Chad (fiance' Cami) Cantrell, Leslie Gallagher, Robbie Gallagher, Nikki (Steve) Caldwell, J.D. (Angie) Goodwin, Shane' (Lucas) Blakely, Holly Cantrell, Sara (Trey) Smith, Amy Patton, Clint Cantrell, Carissa Bull, Troy (Karen) Ormond, Lance (Bridget) Ormond, Michelle (Greg) McMillan, Alexis (Jeremy) Partlow, Andrew Cantrell, and Ashlea Cantrell; 23 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Betty Predmore, and a grandson, Joseph Goodwin; one brother, George Schwandner, and 4 sisters, Elizabeth Daniels, Frances Norton, Imojean McCallister, Berdella Hayden. Services: 11:00 am Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Dan Ormond and her son-in-law Larry Ormond officiating. Burial: Samuel Taylor Cemetery, Rockport, Illinois
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MARGARET E. (LEWIS) CARPENTER - Services for Mrs Margaret E. Carpenter of Pleasant Hill were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev Dan Wright and Rev Tom Anders officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Carpenter, 69, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 1980 at Quinsippi Nursing Home, Quincy, following a long illness. Born June 13, 1911 in Morgan county, she was a daughter of William and Margaret Ribelin Lewis. She was married at Jacksonville on Dec. 24, 1936 to Paul F. Carpenter. He died April 18, 1973. Survivors include three sons, Myron of Ballwin, Mo., William of rural Nebo and James of Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Kay Conners of rural New Canton; a brother, Ernest Lewis of Bluffs; a sister, Mrs Ethel Butler of Jacksonville, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and one brother. Mrs Carpenter was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - Virginia Hart collection

PATSY M. CHANDLER ,May 25,1931-Oct. 3, HANNIBAL, Mo. — Patsy M. Chandler, 80, of Hannibal died at 1:25 p.m. Monday (Oct 3, 2011) in Hannibal Regional Hospital. Patsy was born May 25, 1931, in Pike County, III., to Olive T. Chandler Howarth. Patsy worked as a cashier for many years at Kmart, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed visiting with her neighbors. Patsy was a Methodist by faith. Survivors include a sister, Lynn A. Howarth Lindhorst (Paul) of Hannibal; two nieces, Theresa Markley (John) of Wildwood and Mary Combs (Cory) of Hannibal; a nephew, Michael Lindhorst of Hannibal; special care giver and friend, Marv Ann Viorel; good friends Carol Pfeifer, Patty Smith and Charlotte Flattand, numerous cousins and many neighbors that were dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother; her stepfather, Roy Howarth; and grandfather, E.A, "Chalk" Chandler,
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JAMES LYNN CHRISTIANER , 70, Quincy, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Sunset Home. Jim was born July 15, 1944 in Pittsfield, the son of Glenn and Alvena Salee Christianer. He married Peggy Colston Jan. 1, 1976 in Ursa Christian Church. She survives. Jim was a 1962 graduate of Pittsfield High School. He was employed at Gardner Denver for many years before working at Knapheide Manufacturing until his retirement. He also taught at John Wood Community College for seven years. Jim was a member of Rocky Point Club and the Machinists Union. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of St. John. Jim and Peggy were foster parents for many years, welcoming numerous children into their home. In 2006, They received the “SAM” Award which recognizes foster parents who unselfishly and lovingly provide nurturing and safe home for children with complex needs. Jim loved helping others with home improvements and anything mechanically challenging. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, traveling and tinkering in his shop. His family and friends were very important to him and he cherished all the time he spent with them. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by: eight children, Scott (Lisa) Hamilton of Ursa, Joanie (Roger) Goodwin of Wentzville, Mo., Tim (Fiance Bethany Hillard) Christianer of Grandview, Iowa, Tamara (Fiance Martin Gaylord) Patton of Omaha, Neb. Tricia (David) Frazier of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Amanda (Fiance Colin Lane) Christianer of Tempe, Ariz., Donnie Cook of Macomb, and Nate Christianer of Quincy; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Brenda) Christianer of Pittsfield, and Tom (Rose) Christianer of Florissant, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Butch (Carolyn) Colston of Barry; two sisters-in-law, Judy McChristian of Quincy, and Virginia Kindle of Barry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by parents, a sister, Debbie Ingram, and mother- and father-in-law, Harold and Helen Colston. Service are today, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in Quincy, with the Rev. Steve Hayden officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield. Visitiation was Tuesday evening at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
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VENETTA F. CHRISTISON , 86, of Barry died at 10:12 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 6, 1988) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Mrs. Christison was born Jan. 12, 1902, in Perry, a daughter, of Sylvia and Lucy Jones Smith. She married Harry Badgley Oct. 23, 1920. He died Dec. 17, 1957. She later mar­ried Walker Christison in February 1962. He died Aug. 9, 1979. Mrs. Christison was a member of the Barry Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Glorine) Phebus of Barry; two sons, William and Har­old Roy Badgely, both of Barry; two sisters, Leta Hinds of Quincy, and Shearer Sylvia Lewellen of Barry; 11 grandchildren; 30 great- grandchildren; and five great-great­grandchildren. Mrs. Christison also was preceded in death by a daughter, four sisters, a brother, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Barry Church of the Nazerene. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery at Barry. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Kirgen-McNabb Funeral Home in Barry. Memorials may be made to Barry Church of the Nazarene.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

H. MARTIN CLAUSEN , 82, of Pittsfield, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 7, 1981) in Pittsfield Nursing Center. He was born Jan. 6, 1899, in Vesteraalen, Norway, a son of Mathias S. and Charlotte P. Lockert Clausen. He farmed in Norway until he emigrated to the United States on Feb. 1, 1917, following which he worked in Chicago factories. In June 1974, he moved to Pittsfield to live with his brother, Gunner. He was a member of the Lutheran faith. He is survived by two brothers, Gunner of Pittsfield and Morton of Yucca Valley, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Oscar Martin of Bloomington. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, conducted by the Rev. John C. Wilkey. Burial will be in Pittsfield West Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

BETTY JOANN CLOUGH , 86, of Jackson, Mo died June 6, 2014, of pancreatic cancer at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on May 19, 1928, in Flint Township, Illinois, a daughter of the late Milton Garland and Lucille Gertrude Roberts Blevins. She was married to Harry Andrew Clough on June 29, 1947, who preceded her in death. She was a 1947 graduate of Griggsville High School in Illinois. She spent her early adult life working at the Brown Shoe Factory before later becoming a senior clerk at the Pike County Clerk office in Pittsfield, Illinois. She was proceeded in death by her husband, her mother and father, her stepfather, Harold Doyle; her sister, Ruby Marie Williams; her brother-in-law, Alfred Clough; her only daughter, Sherry Lynn Biddle; her aunt, Ruby M. Metz and her grandson, Brian Eugene Biddle. She is survived by her brother, Robert W. Blevins of Quincy, Illinois; her grandson, Jason Scott Biddle (Lavonna) of Jackson; her great-grandson, Ryaan William Biddle; her four nieces, Marla Kay Clark of Cape Girardeau, Peggy Ann Wawrzynice of Conroe, Texas, Marry Katherine Voloto of Spring, Texas, and Patti Marie Glassburner of Davis, California; her great-nieces Kathryn Alexandra Clark of Los Angeles, Ann (Chad) Clark Potenzone of San Diego, Kelsey Wawrzynice of Columbia, Missouri, and Lucille Louise Voloto of Spring, Texas; her great-nephews Joseph Antonio Torri of Roseville, California, Matthew William Torri of Tampa, Florida, Ryne Pasquale Torri of Seattle and Nolan Ryan Torri of Elk Grove, California; and her nephew-in-law John Clough of Griggsville, Illinois. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at the Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church in Quincy, Illinois. Gathering for friends and family will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the graveside with the funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. Memorials can be made to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

HARRY A. CLOUGH , 88, a resident of Jackson, Mo., formerly of Pittsfield, died Sept. 6, 2012, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Nov. 6, 1923 in Maysville, to the late Roy O. and Grace (Dodds) Clough. Harry served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 and was a P.O.W. in Germany. He worked as a printer for Trio Manufacturing Company for 24 years. Harry was an avid golfer, loved spending time with his family and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandson. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty J. (Blevins) Clough of Jackson, MO; sister, Mae Lightle of rural Griggsville; grandson, Jason (Lavonna) Biddle; great-grandson, Ryaan Biddle; nephew, John Clough of Griggsville; niece, Nola Brown (Ray) of rural Griggsville; great-niece, Katherine Clark of Calif.; sister-in-law, Ruby Williams of Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry Biddle; brother, Alfred Clough. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 4 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Schaefer officiating. Burial took place Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Ellington Home Cemetery in Quincy. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Red Cross or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement
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MILO E. CLOWERS , 66, of Pleasant Hill, died Monday, April 12, 1982, at Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo. He was a retired pump operator for the Sny Island Drainage District. Born in Mozier May 8, 1915, he was a son of Clifford and Nellie Clendenny Clowers. He married Louise Jones in Hardin Nov. 2, 1935, and she survives. Also surviving are five sons: Larry, Nebo; Dennis, Alton; Jack, Pleasant Hill; Gene, Chicago; and Bill, Hamburg; two daughters, Mrs. Connie Cress, Godfree; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Clifford, Alton, and Jesse, Godfrey; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother. Services wil be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev Martin Roper officiating. Burial will be in Summitt Grove cemetery near Kampsville. Visitation will be at the funeral home 4 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday.
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PAUL COCHRAN , 84, of 1043 Madonna Drive, a retired teacher and principal, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 3, 1996) in Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg. Born March 4, 1912, in Pike County, he was a son of Charles A. and Margaret Ellen Henthorn Cochran. He married Lela May Standbridge June 15, 1935, in Springfield, Mo. She died Sept. 1, 1991. Mr. Cochran graduated from Liberty and Payson High Schools. He attended Hannibal-LaGrange College and graduated from Western Illinois State Teachers College. He was a teacher and principal for 42 years, having taught in Liberty, Kinderhook, Concord, Williamsfield, and the last 31 years in Peoria, where he also coached. He retired from teaching in 1974. He was a former member of Kinderhook Methodist Church and had attended Richfield Methodist Church and Williamsfield Methodist Church. He was a member of Adams County Retired Teachers Association, Peoria Independent Sports Club and Adams County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include three sons, Marvin E. Cochran of Galesburg, Collin M. Cochran of Mapleton and Van E. Cochran of Martinsville; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Wanda L.) Bonner of Wheatridge, Colo., and Mrs. Frank (Iva D.) Johnson of Los Angeles; a brother, William R. Cochran of Atchinson, Kan.; two sisters, Vera M. Kill of Liberty and Gladys M. Major of Cedartown, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Peggy S. Bonner of Wheatridge, Marvin V. Cochran of Galesburg, Susan L. Cochran of Brisband, Calif., Mrs. Judy A. Cochran-Hunter of St. Louis, Franklin and Fredrick Johnson, both of Los Angeles, Lori, Chris and Adam Cochran of Mapleton, Gail Cochran of Martinsville and Eric Cochran of Ames, Iowa; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Floyd. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home by the Rev. George Tomko. Burial will be in Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday. Memorials may be given to Richfield Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection.

NANCY ALICE (PARRICK) COCHRANE , 84, died...yesterday [27 Mar 1956] at the home of her son, Glenn Cochrane of Route 2, Macon, following an illness for two years. Funeral services will be held...Friday at the Macon Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. H. L. Rigsby, and burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. The body will remain at the Hutton Funeral Home until tomorrow, when it will be taken to the Glenn Cochrane home to lie in state until the funeral hour. Mrs. Cochrane was born Feb. 18, 1872 in Pike County, Ill., the daughter of John Lewis and Cinderella Shawl [Shaul] Parrick. She was married to W. R. Cochrane, who has preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist Church here. In addition to her son, Glenn, Mrs. Cochrane is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Brown of Route 2, Macon; one step-daughter, Mrs. Rachel Snider of Lakeman, Mo.; one stepson, Clarence Cochrane of Shelbina; a brother, F. E. Parrick of Lakeside, Mont.; three grandchildren, James and Keith Brown and Connie Sue Cochrane; and several nieces and nephews.
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[Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelbina, MO. Unidentified 1956 clipping]

REBECCA COHENOUR , 45, of Baylis, passed away at 9:42 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was born November 14, 1967, in Pittsfield, Illinois, to Russell E. & Marie (Foster) Higgins. They preceded her in death. She married Steven Cohenour on August 30, 1990, in Baylis. He survives in Baylis. In addition to her husband she is also survived by 2 sons - Dakota Cohenour of Baylis and Justin DeJaynes of Baylis; and 5 brothers: Mike, wife Barb, Foster of Barry; Walt, wife Connie, Ditto of Mesa, Arizona; Butch, wife Margie, Ditto of Quincy; Gary, wife Peggy, Ditto of Payson; and Russell, wife Darla, Higgins of Huntsville, Missouri. Becky loved to fish and garden. She was employed at the Barry Community Care Center in housekeeping. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry
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CHAUNCEY C. COGDAL , 90, of Hull, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Mr. Cogdal was born March 18, 1924, in Mason City, to William and Kate Mosslander Cogdal. He was married for more than 65 years to Nellie M. Ward. They were married Dec. 30, 1949. She survives. Other survivors include six children, Stanley Cogdal (Mary Kaye) of Monroe City, Mo., Paul Cogdal of Hull, Peggy Fuhler (Neal) of Palm Harbor, Fla., Robert Cogdal of Hull, James Cogdal of Maywood, Mo., Donald Cogdal (Melissa) of Hannibal, Mo, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister; Margie McNary. Mr. Cogdal was United States Army Air Corps Veteran. He served his country during World War II. Mr. Cogdal was a farmer and a commercial fisherman. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed farming and fishing. Mr. Cogdal also liked visiting Florida. He was a Methodist by faith. Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal with full Military Rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post # 55. Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home
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ELIZABETH KATHLINE COLBERT , 83, of Pittsfield, formerly of Clarksville, Mo. died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Funeral services were held at 1 Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, Mo. The Rev. Frank Welch officiated. Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Mo Visitation was held until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Colbert was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Cyrene, Mo., the daughter of Earl and Helen Henderson Wickell. She married Charles Henry Colbert March 27, 1952 at Cyrene, Mo, and he preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2005. She is survived by two sons, Danny Ray Colbert and wife Cindy of Nebo and Donald Wayne Colbert and wife Margaret of Paris, Mo., eight grandchildren, Daniel Colbert (Sara) of Troy, Mo., Laura Heiliger (Adam) of Warrenton, Mo., April Flowers (J.R.) of Perry, Mo., Gwen Bailey (Joe) of Paris, Mo., and Amber McIntire (Jim) of Perry, Mo., Ashley Johnson of Ellisville, Mo., Shelby Utterback of Louisiana, Mo. and Zachary Utterback of Paris, Mo.. one sister, Peggy Voss of Cyrene, Mo., and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, and one sister. She and her husband had lived in Clarksville, Mo. until 1993 when they moved to Nebo, to make their home. She was a member of the Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, Clarksville, Mo
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RONALD E. COLBERT , 57, of New Canton, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, October 3, 2013, in his home. He was born September 18, 1956, in Louisiana, Missouri, to Roy Clement & Mabel Angelene (Hammett) Colbert. They preceded him in death. He married Nita Tittsworth, on October 10, 1985, in Clarksville, Missouri. She survives in New Canton, Illinois. He is also survived by 1 daughter, Melissa Malcolm of Louisiana, Missouri; 1 son, Ryan Colbert of New London, Missouri; and 1 daughter, Kim Colbert of New Canton, Illinois. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Roger Colbert of Kansas and John Colbert of Missouri; and 2 sisters, Karen Cornett of Kentucky and Sandy Ditzler of Indiana.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

LOUIS S. COLGROVE , 82, of Hull, a retired farmer, died at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday (April 21, 1981) in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal, Mo. He was born Sept. 23, 1898, in Kinderhook, a son of Samuel A. and Fannie Ramage Colgrove. He married Lola McGee in Quincy Dec 24, 1923. She survives. Mr. Colgrove was a member of the Hull United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Charles L. of Hull; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Frances) Gray of Hull and Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Ficken of Louisiana, Mo.; two brothers, Raymond of Hull and Lyndon of Watsonville, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Clark Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Kay Harms. Burial will be in the Kinderhook Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Heart Association.
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ROBERT W. COLWELL , 90, of rural Jacksonville, died Saturday (Oct. 26, 2013) in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Hull, a son of Edward Sprague and Mabel Orr Colwell. He married Lillian H. Young on June 22, 1947, in Hannibal, Mo., in Fifth Street Baptist Church. Growing up in Hull and excelling in sports and academics, Robert graduated from Hull High School in 1941. After studying two years at Hannibal LaGrange College, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-12 College Training Program and completed officer training at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.; Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa; and the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipman School at Columbia University. During World War II, as an Ensign, he was assigned to the USS PCE 882, based at Guam, where he served as communications officer and navigator. After the war, Robert returned to Iowa State University and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in June 1947. He held engineering jobs at U.S. Rubber in Detroit, Barnes Pump Manufacturing in Mansfield, Ohio, and Maytag Corp. in Newton, Iowa. With his wife, Lillian, he owned and managed Gambles Hardware and furniture stores in Roodhouse and Mount Sterling before retiring in 1984. His hobbies included woodworking, astronomy and motorcycling. He enjoyed travel, including trips to Canada and Europe, and conferences of the Ancient Mariners, an association of World War II Navy Midshipmen. Robert was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, VFW, the American Legion, Tri-County Woodworking Club, and the H.R.C.A. Honda Riders Club. Surviving are his wife, Lillian; his daughter, Kathryn Colwell, of Rockford; his son, William Colwell (wife, Mary Jo MacSwain) of Park Ridge; his grandson, Eric Colwell, of Beijing, China; and nieces and nephews, Philip Colwell, Nancy Rudolph, Jean Vaux, Kevin Miller and Mark Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Edward Sprague Colwell and Richard Orr Colwell; and nephew Thomas Colwell. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Akers Chapel Cemetery near Hull. Visitation: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Williamson Funeral Home. Memorials: The Rev. James Caldwell Chapter NSDAR, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church or Akers Chapel Cemetery.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - The Quincy Herald Whig Oct. 29, 2013

CHARLES COMBS , aged 38, died at his home near this place yesterday morning after an illness of lung trouble. He leaves an aged mother and three brothers. The funeral took place this morning under the auspices of the Masonic Order of which he was a member. He was also a member of the M.W. A. Burial was at the Samuel Taylor Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 14, 1908, Page 1

- age33 of Chambersburg, formerly of Perry died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Travis was born in Pittsfield, Jan. 8, 1982 a son of Jason Todd and Denise E. Workman Conkright. Travis graduated from Griggsville High School in 2000. He went to work for Illinois Valley Paving and later worked for Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. of Columbia, Mo. Travis was currently working for Dunn Construction of Decatur. He was an integral part of Conkright Trucking Inc. and the operation of the family farm. Travis loved the outdoors and enjoyed snow and water skiing, hunting coyotes, deer, duck and coon hunting. He loved horses and team sorting. Travis had an ability to connect with people. He connected with all age groups, from babies to people 40 years older than him. Kids wanted to be like him (Lord, help their mothers), girls wanted to flirt with him, and guys wanted to hang with him. There was never a dull moment when he was around. He loved his friends, his friend’s children, his niece and nephew and all of his family. He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Joe and Glenna Conkright of Baylis and Dennis and Evelyn Workman of Griggsville; two sisters, Kendra (Derek Oitker) of Hallsville, Mo. and Jennifer Warren of Pittsfield; and his niece and nephew, Greta and Jake Oitker of Hallsville, Mo.. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the Church of the Nazarene in Pittsfield with Pastor Darin Workman officiating. Interment will be in Hinman Cemetery near Maysville. In lieu of visitation, family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Travis, sharing special memories, stories and laughter to be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene Family Center Saturday after the service.
COntributed by Bill Browning

GLENN CHILTON CONROY , 83, died at his home in North Ft. Myers, Fla., Wednesday, April 21, 1982. A native of Pike county, [born July 15, 1898] he was the son of George and Ella Webster Conroy who lived on a farm in the Detroit community. He graduated from Pittsfield high school in 1917. He married Dorothy Warton of Griggsville, June 19, 1920 and she preceded him in death Jan. 21, 1978. They were both teachers and for many years he was superintendent of a Parental School in Chicago, and she also taught in the same school. Since retirement they had made their home in Florida. Mr Conroy is survived by a sister, Mrs Russell (Dorothy) Willsey of this city, four nieces and one nephew. A brother, Earl Conroy died in 1955. Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday morning in North Ft. Myers, and burial was in Florida. [Birth date, middle name from WWI (Draft Registration. vgb)
Transcribed by Virginig Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

SUSAN CORRILL , aged about 82, died at St. Mary's hospital early this morning. She had been there for a year or so. She was an old resident of Summer Hill, Pike County, and is survived by one son, Dr. C. W. Corrill of St. Louis, a grandson, Emmet Dunn at Chapin, Ill., and a son-in-law Will Miller of Rockport. The latter will come here after her remains and take them to Summer Hill for burial.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, February 11, 1908

GARY CORY ,28, of Bloomington, a son of Marlin and Freida (Roberts) Cory of Barry, was fatally injured in a one-car accident which occurred early Sunday morning, June 7, 1970, on Highway 54, four miles west of Clinton. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:45 A. M. at the hospital in Clinton. Reportedly, state troopers who arrived at the scene of the accident said they could detect a heart beat but no pulse or respiration, leading to the conclusion that death must have been almost instantaneous. Gary, an employee of the General Telephone Company of Illinois, was en route home from Highland where he had been working. He had called his wife earlier in the evening to tell her he would be late getting home. He was an outside plant service maintenance coordinator for General Telephone and had been employed by the company since the fall of 1964. He was driving a company car. According to reports, Gary was driving west, went off the right side of the pavement; and in getting back on the pavement, lost control of the car, veered across the pavement, hit an embankment, rolled over more than once, hit a culvert and landed upside down at the side of the road. He was not thrown from the car as his seat belt was fastened. He was born at Barry February 20, 1942, and was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church and of the Moose Lodge. He was graduated from Barry High School in 1960 and from Illinois College at Jacksonville in 1964. On December 23, 1962, he was married to Cheryl Phebus of Barry. She survives. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon, June 9, at 2:00 o'clock from the Barry United Methodist Church in charge of the Lock Funeral Home. The Rev. Clyde Snyder officiated. Mrs. Tom Mills played organ music. Interment was in West Cemetery at Pittsfield. Serving as casket-bearers were Larry Motley, Robert Wayne Williams, Joe Martin, Lamar Lumley, Larry Grider and R. T. Martin. Surviving, besides his wife and parents are two children, Monica Lee, 4, and Brent Andrew, 1; two brothers, Roger Cory of Tacoma, Washington and Phillip Cory of Hammond, Ill.; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. James Cory of Barry; and his maternal grandfather, Mr. Luther Roberts of Pittsfield.
Contributed by Bill Browning
The two brothers are Roger of Tacoma WA and Phil of Hammond In.

FREIDA L. CORY , 91, of Barry, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Barry Community Care Center, Barry. Born June 30, 1920 in Detroit to Luther and Eva Roberts, she was married to J. Marlin Cory, for over 65 years. She was an active member of the Barry United Methodist Church. Freida was a homemaker, dedicated to supporting her husband's farming efforts and raising their three boys. She was loved by her many grandchildren, who spent many summers on their farm. Survivors include two sons, Roger (wife, Eve) Cory of Tacoma, Wash. and Phil (wife, Debbie) of Decatur; and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Wright of Bloomington; two sisters, Gertrude Hobbs and Kate Smithers, both of Pittsfield; eight grandchildren: Rod Cory, Julie Seidel, Monica Cory, Brent Cory, Scott Cory, Brian Cory, Stacey Cory and Mindi Lents; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Gary Lee Cory; brothers, Gerald and Harold Roberts; and her husband, J. Marlin Cory, precede Mrs. Cory in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, Reverend Sheila Kelly officiating. Family will meet with friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Pittsfield West Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

UNA E. (DOYLE) CRABTREE ,77, of Pittsfield died at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 1981 at the Barry Community Care Center. Born Feb. 16, 1904 near Time, she was a daughter of Warren and Elsie Smith Doyle. She married Roy Crabtree in Winchester May 7, 1925 and he survives. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs Mabel Graham and Mrs Eula Swartz of Pittsfield and Mrs Ethel Hoover of Chapin, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Doyle. Mrs Crabtree was a member of the Pittsfield First Christian Church, Priscilla Class and had been active in Home Extension. She had formerly been employed at Brown Shoe Company. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, at Lummis Funeral Home with the Rev Roger Jenks officiating. Burial will be in Pittsfield West cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Barry Community Care Center, Pittsfield Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne

GARY L. CRADER ,78, of Pleasant Hill, died Monday morning, March 25, 2013 in his home. Gary was born Feb. 27, 1935 in Hamburg, the youngest son of 12 children of Rufus and Cordelia Campbell Crader. He married Jean Ann Robinson March 11, 1956 in Pittpfield at the home of Bro. Joe May*hard and she survives. ., Gary started his career as a deckhand at the age of 16 at Hamburg on the Mississippi River. After a career of 60 years, Capt. Crader held 11 issues as United States Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine Officer of Master of Motor Vessels of 1600 gross tons (domestic tonnage) and 3000 gross tonnage upon the Great Lakes and Inland Waters of the United States. More recently, Capt. and Mrs. Crader were in the tourist and guest house business in Pike and Calhoun Counties. Gary was a past Master of Pleasant Hill Lodge 565 and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a past Worthy Patron of the Pleasant Hill Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Quincy Consistory, the Scottish Rite and the Pike County Shrine Club. Gary enjoyed riding horses, bluegrass music and was an avid harmonica player. He was a member of the Mozier Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Jean Ann Crader of Pleasant Hill, four children, Mark A. (Jeanne) Crader of St. Peters, Mo., Michael J. (Marcia) Crader of Raleigh, N.C., Rebecca J. (Randy) Hill of Pleasam Hill and Ray L. (Cindy) Crader of Maplewood, Mo., seven grandchildren, Samuel Crader, Brian Crader, David Crader, Tori (Brett) Skirvin, Lucas (Kyley) Hill, Nathan Crader and Austin Crader, two great-granddaughters, Sydney Lynn and Bella Grace Skirvin, three brothers, Harrison Crader of Mason, Ohio, Dean Crader of Columbus, Ohio and Gordon Crader of Thornville, Ohio and two sisters, Annabelle Grover of Rolla, Mo. and Loretta O'Neal of Godfrey. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held Friday March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Wilson Ramsey and Bro. Chad Cranfield. Burial will follow at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be held Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the JShriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Jhe^ Pleasant Hill First Responders or Crescent Heights Cemetery Association. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Transcribed by Christine Walters

ANNA M. (SIMON) CRAIG , 70 year old resident of Atlas was found dead in bed at her home there Friday morning. Apparently she had passed away in her sleep, probably some time Wednesday night, as none of her neighbors or friends had seen her all day Thursday. They thought nothing of not seeing her because they understood she had planned to go to Toll Gate with her good friends, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cox. However, it was not until later that she was to go to Toll Gate with the Coxes. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams and Mrs. Mary Helkey became alarmed when they did not see her Friday mornin and went to her home. Her screen doors were locked and after they succeeded in getting in, they found her as stated above. Mrs. Craig had many friends, all of whom had kind things to say in regard to her life. She took great pleasure in doing things for others and will be greatly missed in that community. Mrs. Craig had prepared her own obituary, which is printed below just as she had written it except that the date of her death has been inserted: Anna M. Simon, daughter of A. H. and Susannah Simon, was born June 17, 1878, near Paris, Mo., in Monroe County, and passed away at the age of 70 years, 3 months, and 28 days, at her home in Atlas. Anna M. Simon was united in marriage to Robert Craig on July 27, 1899 at Philbrook, Montana, both living there at the time of their marriage. She was converted in the Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 19 years in Long Branch, MO., Monroe County. In later years she was identified with the Church of God, (commonly known as the Independent Holiness People). Robert Craig, her companion, passed away February 26, 1945. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joseph Burkhead of Barry at the Atlas Community Church Saturday morning at eleven o'clock. Flowers were cared for by Ruth Holcomb, Lula Capps, Edith Cox, Bernice Womble, Edna Womble, and Rebecca Irvin. Casket bearers were A. F. Womble, Wm. Womble, Paul Womble, Irvin Hillman, Homer Barber and Virgil Morrow. Interment was in the Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill. .
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

MARY M. CRAIG , 94, of New Canton, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. She was born July 4, 1920, in New Canton, a daughter of Ellis and Alma (Heidloff) Kendrick. She married George A. Craig May 10, 1941, in Hannibal, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1994. She is survived by her five children: Becky (Gary) Clark of New Canton, Cathy (Don) Vincent of Champaign, Ellis Kendrick (Gwen) Craig of Quincy, Allen (Barb) Craig of New Canton, and Pam (Dennis) Collard of Pleasant Hill. Mary is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren, a family of 75 with all of the spouses. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Junior. Mary graduated from Hannibal LaGrange and was loved by her students at the New Canton Grade School where she taught for many years. She also was a Sunday School teacher at her home church, New Canton United Methodist Church for most of her adult life, until she was 91. She led various bible studies in her home and at Barry Community Care. A memorial celebration service was held Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the New Canton United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family was after the service in the adjacent Friendship Hall. Memorials in her memory can be made to the New Canton United Methodist Church or the Barry Commuity Care Center Activity Fund.
Contributed by Bill Browning

ORLAND J.CRAIG , of Ashburn, Mo., died in Pike county Hospital in Louisiana, Mo., Tuesday, Sept. 14. He was a son of John Franklin and Clara Elliott Craig and was born near Black Oak in Pike county, Ill. He was born Sept. 10 ,1895. He had lived at Ashburn about 30 years. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Harold Sickles of Ashburn, and a son, Francis Craig, who is in the service at Fort Bragg, S. C. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Ashburn at 2 Friday afternoon. Burial was in Ashburn Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

PAUL CRAIG , age 54, of Perry died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born Dec. 13, 1960 in Danville son of James and Marlene Calhoun Craig. He married Mary Ellen Suhling on Nov. 24, 1979 in Mt. Sterling, and she survives. Paul was a 1979 graduate of Griggsville High School. He was a past employee of National Starch for 21 years in Meredosia, and was very involved with Boilermakers Union Local #484. He later worked for the Jacksonville Developmental Center in Jacksonville until the Center closed. He was currently employed by the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy. He was a 34-year member of the North Pike Fire Department where he was Fire Chief since 1994. He was an instructor with Illinois Fire Service Institute for many years. He was Mutual Aid Box Alarm System’s (MABAS) current president for Division 67, and past president of Twin Pike Mutual Aid Association. He was also the Western Illinois sales rep for Illinois Fire Store. He was a member of the Perry Masonic Lodge A.F. & A. M. for many years and Pittsfield O.E.S. Chapter #195. He was heavily involved with youth sports in Pike County. One of Paul’s great loves was riding his Harley-Davidson. Paul was a very giving man and gave until the end by donating his organs to Gift of Hope Also surviving is one daughter, Kimber Martin (Michael “Bub”) of Perry; two sons, Kellen Craig of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kollin Craig (Brittany) of Columbia, Mo.; three grandchildren, Hattie and Ike Martin of Perry, and Finley Craig of Columbia, Mo.; three sisters, Alicia Dunham (Scott) and Anna Emrick (John), both of Griggsville, Jennifer Craig Blakley of Charleston; two brothers, Jay Craig (Janna) of Griggsville and Steve Craig (Leann) of Neoga; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Crosssroads Center in Pittsfield at 125 W. Jefferson. Burial will be privately in Wilson Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends following the service Friday at the North Pike Fire Department building in Perry.
Contributed by Bill Browning

ROBERT CRAIG , died at his home in Atlas, Monday evening, Feb. 26, at 7 o'clock. Mr. Craig was born near Martinsburg, July 2, 1872, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Craig. He had followed the occupation of farming until his physical condition forced his retirement. He is survived by his widow Anna M. Craig of Atlas, and a sister, Anna Sturgeon living in the state of California. Funeral services were held in the Church at Atlas, Wednesday, February 27, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon with Rev. Joe Burkhead in charge. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

STEVEN A. CRAIG , was born July 10th, 1860 near Summer Hill and passed away at his home two and one-half miles north of Pleasant Hill, October 19, 1936, at the age of 76 years, 3 months, and 9 days, following a serious illness of two weeks, during which time he was cared for devotedly by the loving wife, two sons, brother, Robert, neighbors, and friends who rendered every assistance possible. For several nights, Dan Galloway, a graduate nurse cared for him. In early life he was united in marriage to Mary E. Barnd of Martinsburg, and to this union four sons were born, Homer and John passing away in infancy, and the mother passed away a few years later. Two sons survive, Virgil L. of Pleasant Hill and Clyde C. of Curreyville, Mo. and a grandson, John Douglas. On March 5, 1893 he was united in marriage to Mary F. Bowen of Martinsburg, who survives him.. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church of Martinsburg, having confessed his faith in Christ, under the ministry of Rev. H. A. Branstetter in 1887. His entire life he was a resident of Pike County during his early life he was a successful farmer and stock raiser, and or several years was road commissioner in his township. he was a good husband, a kind father and a real neighbor. He leaves to mourn his loss, two brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews, his youngest brother Robert, was with him during his last illness and rendered every service a loving brother could give. Old neighbors and friends acted as casket bearers. They were Jake Long, Carson Butler, Leslie Reeves, Roy Gray and Harry and Hardin Galloway. The minister, Rev. Lee C. Maynard of Colchester, Illinois, officiated at the service, reading the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians as his text. the music was furnished by Mrs. Grace Hack, pianist, and a choir consisting of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Tennyson, Mrs. Ada Bybee, Mrs. Frank McClintock, Miss Roselle and Mr. Glenn McClintock who sang, Going Down the Valley One by One, The City Four Square, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Caughlin of Pittsfield, Mrs. Carson Butler and Miss Virgina Eddy. Mr N. L. Eddy and his daughter, Miss Virginia, were funeral directors, with interment in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

VIRGIL L. CRAIG , 76, died in Illini hospital in Pittsfield at 4:20 Friday morning, April 14, 1965 where he had been a patient for the past two months after suffering a stroke in his home. Mr. Craig was born in Martinsburg township, Aug. 31, 1888, a son of Stephen A. and Mary Barnd Craig. He attended Pleasant Hill schools, and learned telegraphy and was a Western Union operator until his health failed. He was employed by the Chicago & Alton and Gulf, Mobile and Ohio railroads at several stations in Illinois and Missouri and was agent at the Pleasant Hill station for many years. He was married to Eloise Meisenbach at Pearl, January 29, 1921. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the American Legion and Methodist church in Pleasant Hill. Surviving are his widow, and a brother, Clyde Craig of Curryville, Mo. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held in Ward funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Dean Benton officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
Submitted from Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

IDA MAY (BREWER) CRAIGMILES - Graveside rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Carrollton City Cemetery for Mrs. Ida Craigmiles, 80, a former Carrollton, Illinois, resident who died Tuesday at Rich Hill, Mo., where she had resided for some time. Funeral services were held Friday at Rich Hill, Mo. Mrs. Craigmiles was born at Pleasant Hill, Illinois, Dec. 11, 1885. She married George Craigmiles, who preceded her in death in 1941. Surviving children are Jerry of Tavares, Fla.; Truman of Monmouth, IL; John and Mrs. Russell DeVault of White Hall, IL; George of Brighton, IL; and Adrian of Missouri. (She was Ida May Brewer and was born Dec. 11, 1885 and died Feb. 1966. She married George Craigmiles on Dec. 24, 1902 in Pike County, IL. Both are buried at Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County, IL - kr)
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Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Fri, Feb. 4, 1966, Pg. 14

MAGGIE (BOWER) CRAIGMILES - A message was received Friday informing relatives of the death of Mrs. Maggie Craigmiles, which occurred in a Portland, Oregon, hospital early Friday morning. Mrs. Craigmiles was a daughter of Peter and Minerva Bower, who came to Pleasant Hill in 1864. She was married to John Craigmiles of Pleasant Hill. They lived at Pleasant Hill and Clarksville, Mo., for many years and then moved to Portland, where they spent the latter part of their lives. Mr. Craigmiles passed away several years ago. Mrs. Craigmiles was 69 years of age. She is survived by two grandchildren, Barbara and Leslie, Junior of Portland, Oregon,and two brothers, Dave and William Bower of Pleasant Hill. Funeral and burial was at Portland, Oregon.
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WILLIAM STEVEN CRAIGMILES - of Bethalto, Illinois, remained in critical condition today at St. Louis Children’s Hospital following an accident Tuesday when he was struck by an auto while crossing the street to catch a school bus. Billy, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Craigmiles of Prairie street, underwent surgery for brain injury within two hours after entering the hospital. He was struck on the Bethalto-Moro Road. The family this morning told the Telegraph Billy doesn’t have any broken bones. He is being kept in a refrigerated bed to keep his temperature low. Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Mon. Sept. 16, 1963, Page 1 William S. Craigmiles, four year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Craigmiles of Bethalto, died Saturday night of injuries received when he was struck by a car near his home last Tuesday. The boy died about 7 o’clock in St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he had been taken following the accident. A relative said death resulted from a head injury. The boy had remained in critical condition at the hospital since the accident never regaining consciousness, the relative said. He would have been five years old Oct. 5. William was struck by the car on Bethalto-Moro Road in front of the old American Legion Barn about 7:55 a.m. Tuesday. The report said he was hurt when he crossed the road to catch a school bus. The boy was in the kindergarten at Bethalto Grade School. (Stevie was a son of William Craigmiles and Lois Evelyn Harpole. He died Sept. 14, 1963 and is buried at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, IL-kr)
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Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Thurs. Sept. 12, 1963, pg.3

WILLIAM HENRY CRAIGMILES - 82, retired merchant, died in his sleep in his home in Pleasant Hill early Sunday morning January 8. He had been afflicted for the past several years, but his condition had improved and he had been in good health for the past several weeks, and his passing came as a shock to his family and friends. Mr. Craigmiles was born at Pleasant Hill, February 27, 1874, a son of Peter B. and Sarah Emert Craigmiles. His brothers and sister preceded him in death. Mr. Craigmiles was married to Daisy Briscoe February 27, 1889. Three children were born to this union; Miss Maude Craigmiles, at home; Dr. L. E. Craigmiles of Hannibal, Mo.; and Mrs. Joseph Moldovon of Brooklyn, N. Y. He also leaves three grandchildren and a foster-daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Gramail, of West Palm Beach, Florida, who was reared in the Craigmiles home. His wife preceded him in death. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge in Pleasant Hill. Mr. Craigmiles had spent his whole life in Pleasant Hill. He attended the Pleasant Hill schools and became a part of the business life of Pleasant Hill in his early manhood. He was first employed as a clerk in Pleasant Hill stores, followed by a partnership in the operation of a general store. The partnership was dissolved and W. H. Craigmiles became owner of the business in 1900 which he continued to operate until he sold the business and retired in 1942. He erected the brick building for his business, and retained the building when he sold his business and had recently leased it to the Gamble Store. He was a director of the Citizen's State Bank of Pleasant Hill and resigned about the time he retired from business. Politically, Mr. Craigmiles was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and was always interested in the political policies governing the state and nation. Mr. Craigmiles lived his life 82 years in the town of his birth, and was connected with the business life of the town for more than half a century. He was a successful business man and after his retirement he was deeply interested in the progress of his hometown. He was always ready to support any proposition to afford better schools for the children of Pleasant Hill. During his long term in business in Pleasant Hill he helped mold the future of his home town, and in his estimation Pleasant Hill was the greatest town in the world, where he lived a happy, contented life with his devoted family and in the fellowship of lifelong friends. Funeral services are being held in the Methodist Church today, (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock with the Rev. R. V. Henry officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

E.A. CRANDALL , a prominent citizen of Pike county, died at his home here yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, aged 66 years. Deceased was a stockholder in the Exchange bank and the Barry Milling Co., and a member of the grocery firm of Crandall & Smith. During this civil war he was a member of the Ninty-ninth Illinois Infantry and was a member of the Grand Army and Knights Templar.

Second Article: one of the most prominent citizens of Barry and Pike county, passed away at his home here this afternoon at 5 o'clock. He was 66 years of age last Sunday, and for some time past has suffered from a complication of diseases. he was a resident of Pike county for nearly half a century and for many years has been identified with its commercial and social affairs.Major Crandall at the time of his death was a stockholder in teh Exchange bank and the Barry Milling Co., besides being a member of the grocery firm of Crandall and Smith.During the civil war he was a member of the Ninety-ninth Illinois infantry. He was a member of the Grand Army and Knight Templar.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge Quincy Daily Whig Thursday August 22, 1901 page 1

LOUIS E. CRANDALL , widely known St. Louis business executive and a native of Barry, died Monday, Dec. 25, 1950 at his home in St. Louis. Death resulted from a heart ailment. Mr. Crandall was born in Barry 77 years ago, a son of Major and Mrs. E.A. Crandall. His home place was athe old Major Crandall property on the site of the present T.A> Reynolds home. His father was a well known Barry business man, being associated with the old Barry Milling Company and for years operating the Crandall Grocery. As a boy, Mr. Louis Crandall attended Barry Grade School and was graduated from Barry High School. In 1897 he was graduated from the Northwestern University School of Dentistry and rturned to Barry where he practiced hisprofession in his office over what is now the Kiefer Grocery. While in Barry he was married to Miss Nettie Webber who preceded him in death. After leaving Barry some 45 years ago, Mr. Crandall practiced dentistry in Galesburg. For reasons of health he was forced to retire from his practice. After a short interval he moved to St. Louis, where he remarried and resumed an active business life. In 1932 he was elected president of the Simons Hardware Company and many years later negotiated the sale of the firm to the Shapleigh Hardware Company. In 1944 he was appointed regional director of the War Production Board and served until the WPB was dissolved in 1945. Prior to this appointment he was deputy director of the Kansas City region of the WPB. Two years ago Mr. Crandall retired from the Crandall-Ricker Sales Corp., a brokerage firm at St. Louis. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, Dec. 28, 1950 at 11:30 o'clock from the Lupton Chapel, 7233 Delmar Blvd. University City. Burial will be in Valhalla Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lorene Crandell; two sons by his first marriage, Edwin of St. Mathews KY and John of Los Angeles; and three sons by his second marriage, Gordon S., William D. and Louis E. Jr., all of St. Louis.
Barry Adage Dec. 27, 1959

MATILDA F. (LOMAX) CRESSMAN - Wife of Nathaniel Cressman Passed Away Yesterday At 527 Adams Street
The remains of Mrs. Matilda Cressman who died yesterday at her residence, 527 Adams Street, of apoplexy, at the age of 57 years, 4 months and 27 days, will be shipped from the Lepper Undertaking Parlor to Rockport this afternoon where the interment will take place on next Sunday. Nathaniel Cressman, her husband, who is employed by the Quincy White Lime and Cement Co., and one son, are the only near survivors. Deceased has been living here for the past two years, Her death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. She belonged to the Mutual Protective League.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson
( Daughter of Silas R. Lomax and Martha Adaline Roberts. She was born Dec. 22, 1851 in Rockport, Pike County, Illinois and died April 29, 1909 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois and was buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery, near Rockport, Pike County, Illinois. She married Nathaniel C. Cressman.-kr)

NATHANIEL C. CRESSMAN - Employee of Electric Wheel Works and Resident of the City for Past Thirteen Years Nathan Cressman, 66 years old, born in Columbia, Illinois and a resident of Quincy for the past thirteen years, died last night at 10:15 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Tryon, of 1612 Chestnut Street. Mr. Cressman had been in failing health for several months. Death was due to paralysis. He was a faithful employee of the Electric Wheel Works and a member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge of Rockport. Mr. Cressman came to Quincy from Rockport. Two sons, both of whom are members of the United States Army and are located at a fort in Washington, survive beside Mrs. Tryon. The body was taken to the Herman Stormer undertaking parlors at 918 State Street and will be forwarded to Rockport for burial. ( The Quincy Whig, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1914)
Another Notice: Native of Illinois Dies After Short Illness at Home of His Daughter -- Buried At Rockport Nathan Cressman, a resident of this city for the past eight years, and a resident of the state all his life, passed away at his home, 1612 Chestnut Street at 10:15 pm last night, after an illness of less than two weeks. He suffered a stroke of paralysis and since had failed steadily. Decedent was born in Columbia, this state, on Feb. 29, 1848, being almost 67 years old at the time death claimed him. His wife preceded him in death several years. He was a faithful employee of the Electric Wheel Works, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen Camp, No 1024, of Rockport, Ill. Mr. Cressman is survived by two sons, Charles and Carson, both members of Co. 26, U. S. Army, stationed at Fort Flagler, state of Washington, There also survives one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Tryon, with whom he resided and two sisters and two grandchildren. The body was taken to the undertaking establishment of Herman Stormer, at 918 State Street, and prepared for burial, after which it will be shipped to Rockport, Illinois for interment. (The Quincy Daily Journal, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1914)
Another Notice: The remains of the late Nathan Cressman arrived in this place from Quincy on Monday night and were taken to the home of T. J. Keller, a brother-in-law. The remains were accompanied by Charles Cressman, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tryon and two children, and mother Mrs. Tryon. The funeral took place at the Christian Church on Tuesday morning, conducted by Elder H. R. Brown, after which the remains were laid in the Samuel Taylor Cemetery, beside those of his companion.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson
The Quincy Daily Journal, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, Thursday, Jan. 7, 1915

CLYDE W. CRENSHAW , 16, 324 Mark Twain Avenue, died in Levering Hospital Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries received when he was struck by a hit and run driver while standing near his car in Illinois on Route 36 about 15 miles east of Hannibal. The victim was riding with Lee Heathman, William Freeman and Robert Marshall, all of Hannibal and Miss Irene McIntyre of Barry, Illinois, when their car stalled and was rolled onto the right shoulder of the road. Crenshaw stepped from the car, which was headed east, onto the highway when an unidentified car rapidly approached from the west. He stepped back on the running board of his car but was side swiped by the other vehicle, which did not stop. Crenshaw was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Crenshaw of Hannibal, who survive with five brothers and three sisters.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

EFFIE E. (WILLIAMS) CRENSHAW , 324 Mark Twain Ave., died at 2:30 PM Monday in the Ellis-Fischell Hospital at Columbia. She was the wife of Oscar Crenshaw. The body was brought to the O'Donnell Funeral Home pending arrangements. Mrs. Crenshaw was born in El Dara, Illinois, February 18, 1897, a daughter of the late William and Luella Winslow Williams. She was a Baptist by faith. Surviving besides her husband are five sons, Roy Crenshaw of St. Louis, Richard, Harold, and Jerry of Hannibal and Eugene of Sikeston; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Campbell, and Mrs. Willie (Leona) Whipple of Hannibal and Mrs. Louis (Vera) Paramo of Strathmore, California; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. James (Gertrude) Rupert of Pittsfield and two brothers, Everett Williams of Pittsfield and Virgil Williams of Hannibal. Mrs. Crenshaw was preceded in death by one son and two sisters.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

HAROLD LEE CRENSHAW - Harold Lee Crenshaw's funeral will be conducted at 11 am on Monday at the O'Donnell Funeral Home. Rev. F. L. Kelly, pastor of Fifth Street Baptist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Taylor Cemetery in Pike County, Illinois. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon until the time of services. Mr. Crenshaw, who resided at 324 Mark Twain Avenue, died at 3:45 pm Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He worked for the Stillwell Ice and Cold Storage Co. He was born in Hannibal, Dec. 14, 1924, a son of Oscar Crenshaw and the late Effie William Crenshaw. Surviving besides his father are four brothers, Roy of St. Louis, Richard and Jerry of Hannibal and Eugene of Sikeston; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Campbell, and Mrs. William (Leona) Whipple of Hannibal and Mrs. Louis (Vera) Paramo of Strathmore, California. His mother passed away March 14 of this year and a brother, Clyde, died in 1945. Mr. Crenshaw was a Baptist by faith.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

JAMES CRENSHAW - Rockport, Ill., Dec. 13 - Funeral services for James Crenshaw were held Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Edwards, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial was made in Samuel Taylor Cemetery. James E. Crenshaw died at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. L. Rupert, Sunday morning after a lingering illness due to tuberculosis. Mr. Crenshaw was born in Rockport June 24, 1858, and was at the time of his death 59 years of age. He was the youngest son of Nicholas and Zerilda Crenshaw. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Rapalee, of San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. E. L. Rupert, at whose home he died. The deceased had traveled extensively, having acquired an education in this way. He was an excellent conversationalist. He came to the home of his sister about three years ago where he had been kindly and lovingly nursed during his long illness. The funeral services will take place at the home on Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Edwards, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial at Samuel Taylor Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - From the Quincy, Illinois Library Historical Newspaper Archives:

NANCY ELLEN (MASTERS) CRENSHAW - Our community was saddened on Saturday evening by learning of the death of Mrs. Frank Crenshaw. Death came as a release after months of patient suffering. A husband, four sons and two daughters survive, the youngest daughter being only 3 years of age. Besides these, an aged father, one brother and one sister also survive. She was for the last sixteen years a member of the Northern M. E. church of Louisiana, MO, where she was at that time, a resident. She was also a charter member of the Adult Bible Class of the M. E. Sunday school, and was a faithful attendant as long as her health would permit. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family, which so much needed a mother's love and care. The funeral services took place at the M. E. Church yesterday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Willard, the pastor. The funeral was largely attended and the casket was covered with a profusion of flowers. The burial took place in the Rockport Cemetery beside those of her child, which died in infancy.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 28, 1912
(She was Nancy Ellen Masters, born in Mason City, Illinois on July 12, 1870 and died in Rockport, Pike County, Illinois on May 25, 1912. Her daughter who died in infancy was Narcissia Catherine Crenshaw who was born August 27, 1898 and died Sept. 7, 1898.-kr)

NARCISSA (HENDRYX) CRENSHAW - The funeral services of Mrs. C. Crenshaw were held in the M. E. Church in this place on Sunday morning, and were conducted by Rev. G. G. Maple, pastor of that church. Quite a number of friends accompanied the family from Barry, where the deceased passed away. The remains were laid away in the Rockport Cemetery beside those of her husband and child, who preceded her a number of years ago. (She was the wife of Oscar DeWitt Crenshaw-kr)
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, Thursday, Aug. 03, 1911, Page 2,

NICHOLAS CRENSHAW , died at Rockport Tuesday morning aged 66. A native of Kentucky he removed with his parents to Missouri, from thence to this county in 1839. Twice married he was the father of 12 children, ten of whom survive him. His second wife was Miss Lucy Dolbean, to whom he was married in 1864, by whom there were born to him 5 children, of whom four are now living.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Pike Co. Dem. 23 Mar 1882]

OSCAR BENJAMIN CRENSHAW , 88, of the Hannibal Care Center, will be at 10 am Saturday at the O'Donnell Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Trevathan is in charge. Burial will be in Samuel Taylor Cemetery, Rockport, Illinois. Mr. Crenshaw died at 6:45 am Tuesday in St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He was born March 3, 1894, in Galesburg, Illinois, to Frank T. and Nancy Masters Crenshaw. He was married Jan. 14, 1914 in Rockport to Effie Williams. She died in February 1960. Surviving are three sons, Richard Crenshaw of California, Francis Crenshaw of Sikeston, Missouri, and Jerry Crenshaw of Junction City, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell and Mrs. Vera Paramon, both of California; one brother, Charles Crenshaw of Marblehead, Illinois; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren. He was a retired laborer. Visitation will be after 5 pm Friday at O'Donnells.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

CHARLENE M. CRIM , 75, of Marshall, MO, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Brother Edward Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport, IL. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Friends may sign the online register book at Born January 18, 1940, in Pleasant Hill, IL, Charlene was the daughter of the late Lawrence Cheek and Trula Ward Cheek. On February 2, 1958, she married Milton B. Crim of Pittsfield, IL who preceded her in death on June 25, 1980. She was a homemaker most of her life and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her children: Gene Crim and wife, Becky, of Marshall, Rick Crim and companion, Pam Lord, of Baylis, IL and Sherri Jones and companion, Bobby Evans, of Sweet Springs, MO; two sisters, Joyce Smith and husband, Ed, of Marshall and Mary Rose of Independence, MO; seven grandchildren: Jessica Crim, Erica Jones, Stephanie Brown, Ashley Ferguson, Michael Crim, Samantha Evans and Brandon Evans; 11 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Charlene was preceded in death by one niece; and one nephew.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

MILTON BERNARD CRIM , 53, of Rockport, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday (June 25, 1980) in his home. Mr. Crim was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Rockport, a son of Richard and Grace Roan Crim. He married Charlene Cheek Feb. 2, 1958, in Pittsfield. He was a construction worker in Local 919. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a former member of the New Canton American Legion. He was a member of the New Canton Volunteer Fire Department and Pike County Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Gene Grim of Pittsfield and Rick, at home; a daughter, Sherri at home; his mother of Peoria; and three brothers, Norman of Bowling Green, Mo., William of Ottawa and Russell of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, conducted by the Rev. Gilbert Fletcher. Burial will be in Samual Taylor Cemetery in Rockport. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Unit, American Cancer Society.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - Virginia Hart Collection

WILLIAM OWEN CRIM , 79, of Hannibal, Missouri, passed away at 3:50 PM Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Memorial Services with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post # 55 will be on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 11:00 am, at the Park United Methodist Church in Hannibal. Pastor Rebecca Dunger-Peak will officiate. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. Mr. Crim was born June 14, 1934, in Rockport, IL, to Richard and Grace Roan Crim. He was married to Evonne H. Freese on November 2, 1974 in Clinton, Iowa. She survives. Other survivors include 3 children, Robbie Crim of Hannibal, MO, Lori Crim of Hannibal, MO, Patrick Crim of Danville, Illinois,1 Brother, Norman Crim of Bowling Green, MO, 1 daughter in law, Pam Walker of Hannibal, MO, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 son; Billy Crim and 2 brothers; Milton Crim and Russell Crim. Mr. Crim was a United States Army Veteran. He worked as a boilermaker with Local Union #60 in Peoria, Illinois and retired in 1996. He enjoyed woodcarving, fishing and gardening. Bill was a member of Masonic Lodge in New Canton, IL and the Shriner's Ansar in Springfield, IL. He loved spending time with his family. Mr. Crim attended Park United Methodist Church.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

ODELIA (WHITESIDES) CRISS , died at her home in Pleasant Hill, Sunday night at 11:20 o'clock. She had been an invalid for the past several years. She was a daughter of John and Felicity Whitesides, and was born in the old French Village in Kahokia, Ill., on November 27, 1863. She was 83 years, 7 months and 24 days old. She moved with her parents to this community at an early age. The family located just across the line in Calhoun County on the Pleasant Hill-Clarksville Road. She was married to John Criss in 1880. Two daughters were born to this marriage, Mrs. Nettie Waggoner of Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Kathryn Voshall of Pittsfield. A nephew, Roy Percentina was taken into her home when a small child and reared as her own and continued to make his home with his aunt until her death. Her husband died in February 1926. Mrs. Criss was a member of the Christian Church in Pleasant Hill. She was a pioneer citizen of this community, and this section of Illinois, a descendant of the French emigrants who settled and founded the village of Kahokia, and she maintained many of the customs and training of these early settlers throughout her life. She led a noble Christian life. Surviving are the two daughter, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted in the Christian church in Pleasant Hill at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon July 22, with Rev. Joe Maynard of Pittsfield in charge. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

DONALD K. CROSBY , 74, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995 in Pittsfield Manor Nursing Home in Pittsfield. He was a foreman at Curtis-Wright Company in St. Louis and a self-employed bulldozer operator and explosive technician in the Pleasant Hill area. He was a graduate of Nebo High School and attended trade school in St. Louis. He attended Pleasant Hill Christian Church and was a former member of the Pike County Saddle Club. He also raised Tennessee Walking horses. Born January 8, 1921 in Hillview, Illinois, he was a son of Elby Ray and Mabel Anne Pearson Crosby. He married Edith O. Roberts of December 23, 1941 in St. Louis, MO and she survives. Also surviving are two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Merle and Pearson Crosby; and one sister, Virginia Branson. Visitation was held at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995 at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Joseph Wartick officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

SUSAN RAE CROWNOVER , 46, of Independence, Mo. died Nov. 7, 2011. Susan was born in Aledo, and lived in Pleasant Hill. She graduated from Quincy Special Ed. Class. Susan won many medals with the Special Olympics. A memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the River of Life Church, 3523 Georgia St. Louisiana, Mo. 63353. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Survivors include her loving mom, Alyce; her brother, Tim; sisters, Lin, Paula and Annie; many nieces and nephews, also Ken and Rene'.
Contributed by Billie Browning

RUSSELL C. CROXVILLE , 83, a Barry farmer, died at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday (April 28, 1992) in Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield. Born June 7, 1908, in El Dara, Mr. Croxville was a son of Liam and 0l1ie Strubinger Croxville. He married Georgia Wilma Hedricks Oct. 17, 1925, in Hanni­bal, Mo. She died March 14, 1987. Mr. Croxville was a member of Barry United Methodist Church, El Dara Masonic Lodge 388 and the Barry Saddle Club. A Farmer all his life, he also had worked as an auctioneer and was road commissioner for Barry Township for several years. . Survivors include a son, Robert R. of Troy, Mo.; five grand­children; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Wil­liam R., and four brothers. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kirgan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with Masonic services at 7. Memorials may be made to Barry United Methodist Church.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

CAROL MAY CRUMP 91, of Cedar Rapids, IA, and formerly of Anamosa, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born March 8, 1923, in Quincy, a daughter of Jacob and Florence (Langebartel) Kraft. Her mother was taken there by horse drawn wagon from a farm near Payson. She married A.W. “Bill” Crump September 28, 1947, in Quincy and he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2011. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Crawford of Louisville, Kentucky and Rebecca (Toby) Joseph of West Des Moines; 2 sons Alan (Rebecca) Crump of Rowley and Richard (Susan) Crump of Anamosa; a brother, Richard Kraft of Delaware; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters. Carol grew up milking cows and shucking corn by hand. She enjoyed attending school and went from a one-room school house to Quincy High School, where she graduated in 1940, fourth in a class of 345. She had many fond memories growing up including snow sledding on the hill behind their house and most memorable was the safe return of her brother, Richard, from World War II, after flying 50 missions and receiving three Purple Hearts. She was a 59 year member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and their Women’s Circle and was an avid bridge player. The most interesting person she ever met was her husband, Bill. A memorial service celebrating Carol’s life was Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. Graveside services and burial were Tuesday at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Camp Courageous, St. Luke’s Hospice or donor’s charity of choice. Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry was in charge of local arrangements.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Pike County Express Nov. 5, 2014

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