Obituaries

Pike County IL


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BERTHA (WHEELER) TATE , 80, of 617 S. 12th, died at 10:04 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 25, 1981) in Blessing Hospital. Mrs. Tate was born June 30, 1901, in Barry, a daughter of Benjamin and Margaret Vanatta Wheeler. She was married to Lewis Elbert Tate in Cleveland, Okla. He died April 11, 1953. She was of the Baptist faith. She was employed at the Illinois Veterans Home for 10 years before retiring in 1963. Surviving are two sons, Norman and Lewis Tate, both of Quincy; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband; a son, David; four brothers and four sisters. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. David Bower. Burial will be in the Greenmount Cemetery.
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ANN LAURI TEDROW , age 95, of Minnetonka , Minnesota and formerly of Pittsfield , Illinois , went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 22, 2010. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Joseph and Anna Brown, six siblings, her husband Earl, her son Earl Jr. and daughter Betty Reichmann. Survived by grandchildren Jeff Reichmann of Olathe , Kansas and Kim Schauss, Kim’s husband Chuck, and great – grandchildren Cassie and Tony Samuelson of Maple Grove , Minnesota . She will be greatly missed. Ann resided in Minnetonka since 2004, and formerly resided in Olathe , Kansas . She raised two children, worked in family restaurants, and spent 25 years as an administrative assistant with the Reliable Insurance Company of Kirkwood , Missouri . Graveside services will be at 4:00 P.M., Saturday March 6, West Cemetery , Pittsfield , IL . Donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Breast Cancer preferred in lieu of flowers.
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AYRE JANE (LLOYD) TEDROW , 83, of Griggsville, IL died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Griggsville Estates. She was born December 20, 1928 in Chambersburg Township a daughter of Harry A. and Ethel Johnson Lloyd. She married Gerald Wayne Tedrow July 10, 1948 in Pittsfield and he preceded her in death Nov. 4, 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Ruth (Clinton) McGee of Keokuk, lA; 2 sons, Myron (Janet) Tedrow of Griggsville and Samuel (Sharon) Tedrow of Quincy; six grandchildren, Susie Tedrow, Brenda Rankin, Ronnie Rankin, Mandy Tedrow, Alex Tedrow and Jeramy Tedrow; 11 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-granddaughter; a sister, Nadine Manker of Griggsville; and extended family, Clayton Johnson, Allie Johnson, Dr. Torie Johnson, Henry Johnson, Brandon Johnson and Amonon Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Roselle Lyons of Waverly and Esther Florey of Beardstown; and a son, Donald Wayne (Buzz) Tedrow. Mrs. Tedrow was a 1946 graduate of Griggsville High School. She was employed by Brown Shoe Company in Pittsfield twenty years and provided child care for twenty years. She enjoyed flowers, especially peonies, bird watching and most of all, being with her family. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville. Burial is at Griggsville Cemetery. Family will meet friends noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
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MARTHA GRACE (LEDGARD) TEDROW , age 86, of New Salem, Il. died early Monday morning (Oct. 8, 2007) at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield, Il. She was born May 11, 1921 near Chambersburg, Il. daughter of the late Russell and Mary Metz Lidgard. She married Flaud Elvin Tedrow on Aug. 30, 1941 in Palmyra, Mo. and he preceded her in death on December 28, 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Willis of St. Charles, Mo. and Barbara Seymour and husband Carl of Baylis, Il.; two sons, Richard Tedrow and wife Penny of New Salem, Il. and Russell Tedrow and companion Delores Holder of Griggsville, Il.; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Butler of Pittsfield, Il.; a brother, Bill Lidgard and wife Mardell of Chambersburg, Il.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Tedrow of Pittsfield, Il. and Ayre Tedrow of Griggsville, Il.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers and sisters, Ellsworth Lidgard, Wayne Lidgard, Emmett Lidgard, Anita Ham, Maxine Edwards, and twins, Edna and Earl Lidgard in infancy. Martha was a life-long member of the Chambersburg Christian Church in Chambersburg, Il. but attended the New Salem United Methodist Church in New Salem, Il. after moving to the New Salem area. She and her husband raised their four children on the family farm near New Salem. She also worked at Trio Manufacturing and both Ackles Apple Orchard and Penstone Orchards. She later worked for Brown Shoe in Pittsfield, Il. Among her many passions were quilting, crocheting, and cooking in which she won many ribbons at Western Illinois Fair. Her main passion was caring for her family and spending time with friends. Services were entrusted to Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Griggsville, Illinois

CHARLES THARP , 71, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo. Born March 4, 1927 in Calhoun County, he was a son of Wesley and Ida Maude Gregory Tharp. He was retired from the Dundee Corporation in Clarksville, Mo. Earlier he had operated Tharp's Service Station in Pleasant Hill. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Pleasant Hill. Mr. Tharp was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in Germany and was a member of the Pleasant Hill American Legion Post #1048. He is survived by one son, Lynn Tharp of Pike Station; one daughter, Debbie Salfen of Louisiana, Mo.; two brothers, Leroy Tharp of Pleasant Hill and Clarence Baldrige of Morehead, Ky.; two sisters, Marie Dewitt and Beulah Seymour, both of Perry; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Estil and Homer Minear. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 21, at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Services were conducted by Rev. Francis Sheppard. Burial was at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the donor's choice.
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LEROY THARP , 76, of Pleasant Hill, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday (April 24, 2000) in the Pittsfield Healthcare Center. Born Jan. 17, 1924, Mr. Tharp was a son of Wesley and Ida Gregory Tharp. He married Marilyn Alice Guthrie on Dec. 2, 1943, in Louisiana, Mo. She died Feb. 1, 2000. Mr. Tharp had owned and operated Tharp's Service Station in Pleasant Hill for 37 years before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Pleasant Hill American Legion Post 1048. Survivors include a son, William Tharp and his wife, Sandy, of Morrison; four grandchildren, Jennifer Borgel of Indianapolis, Ind., Wes Tharp of Fulton, and Matthew and Wes Galloway, both of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Clarence Baldridge of Morehead, Ky.; two sisters, Marie DeWitt and Beulah Seymour, both of Perry; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Tharp was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a daughter, Vickie L. Galloway; a grandson, William David Galloway; and a brother, Charles "Ray" Tharp. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home by the Rev. Ken Mitchell. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until time of services Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the crescent Heights Cemetery Association.
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MARILYN ALICE (GUTHRIE) THARP , 75, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield. Born Sept. 15, 1924 in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of Forrest E. and Minnie L. Barton Guthrie. She married Leroy Tharp Dec. 2, 1943 at Louisiana, Mo. and he survives. Also surviving are a son, William (wife Sandy) Tharp of Morrison; four grandchildren, Jennifer Borgel of Indianapolis, Ind., Wes Tharp of Fulton, Matthew and Wes Galloway, both of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Virginia Cue of Rochelle and Donna Inman of Lorton, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie L. Galloway; a grandson, William David Galloway; a sister, Anita Willman; and four brothers, Wardell Guthrie, Edwin Dale Guthrie, Jerry Guthrie and an infant brother. Mrs. Tharp was a 1942 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Pleasant Hill. She was active in school activities while her children were students at Pleasant Hill and continued to be interested in her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and how they were doing. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home with Lee Ourth officiating. Burial was at Crescent Heights Cemetery. Casket bearers were Elby Webb, Brad Willman, Matt Galloway, Kirby Guthrie, Terry Smith and Dewey Davis. Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Ambulance Unit or Crescent Heights Cemetery Association.
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NEVA (VAN WINKLE) THARP , 87, of Louisiana, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at the Wellsville Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Sterne Funeral Home in Louisiana, with burial at Samuel Taylor Cemetery at Rockport, Ill. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. She was born in Huntsville, Ill., to Moses E. and Ella Johnson Van Winkle. She married Currie Tharp in 1938 and he died in 1963. She later married Charles Niffen in 1964 and he died in 1998. Survivors include one daughter, Pearl Griffen of Davenport, Iowa; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma Moore of Hull, Ill., and Barbara Ogle of Louisiana; one brother, Morris Van Winkle of Cape Girardeau; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lola Cunningham.
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McCLELLAN THRASHER - 76 of Valley City, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1982 in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Thrasher was born May 8, 1906 in Flint Township, the son of Russell Emmett and Martha Ellen Hartman Thrasher. He was a commercial fisherman. He married Alma Rumple on April 15, 1934, in Pittsfield. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Jack Ray Thrasher of East Peoria and William Russell Thrasher of Metamora; a brother, Orville Thrasher of Hot Springs, Ark.; a sister, Mrs Ernestine Deery of Decatur; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Russell Emmett Thrasher and Eva Gregory Talkin. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Skinner Funeral Home in Griggsville, the Rev. Lewis Bell conducting. Burial was in the Griggsville cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Cancer Fund.
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JOHN TICE - 69 of New Canton, IL passed way Friday, September 20, 2013 at his residence. John was born November 6, 1943 in Olney, IL, a son of John and Virginia Gill Tice. He married Sue Butler May 26, 1994 in the Barry Park in Barry, IL and she survives. John attended elementary and high school in Olney. He went on to attend DeVry Technical School in Chicago. He served his country in the Army National Guard for several years. He returned to Olney and was employed by Roadmaster factory for a time. John then worked as a bookkeeper for B. F. Goodrich and eventually managed locations in Illinois and Missouri. He owned his own tire business in Mt. Carmel for several years. For most of John’s life, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. John moved to Pike County where he owned and operated several hunting lodges providing guide services and other programs to hunters. In this environment, he was able to fully enjoy his love of the outdoors. John was of the Christian faith, having been baptized at the age of 12. He attended church with his family at Elm Street Christian Church in Olney. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Tice of Pittsfield, his wife Sue of New Canton, along with two daughters, Amy (Dave) Ridgley of Vincennes, IN; Nicole (Anthony) Bareis of Barry, and one son, David (Alisa) Butler of Oak Grove, KY. John had four grandchildren: Dane Ridgley, Addison and Alysa Bareis and Ryan Butler. He is also survived by a nephew, Anthony Tice of Orlando, FL; a niece, Jennifer Anaya of Clarksville, TN and an aunt, Dorothy Moore of Tampa, FL. John was preceded in death by his father, John Tice Sr., a brother, Steve Tice, and uncles, Kenneth, Robert and Ed Tice and an aunt, Frances Bowman. In accordance with John’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. His ashes will be spread over his favorite fishing spot in his beloved home county and the remainder buried at West Village Cemetery in Edwards County, where private family services will be held at a later date.
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STEVEN R. TICE , 64, of Pittsfield, died July 31, 2011 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Steven was born in Olney, Feb. 27, 1947, a son to John and Virginia Gill Tice Sr. Steven and Frannie Shelton were married in a tropical setting at the Ice House Inn in Barry, Aug. 3, 2003. Steven went to elementary and high school in Olney, and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1969. He served his country through the National Guard. After graduation, he went to work for the State of Illinois, Department of Public Aid, as a Bureau Chief for Quality Control until 1998. Steven moved to Pike County where he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He owned and operated several hunting lodges where he provided hunting programs through the Department of Natural Resources and alternate incomes for farmers. He managed and controlled in excess of several hundred thousand acres in West Central Illinois. He wrote several articles for hunting publications as a Senior Member of the Pope and Young Club. He also enjoyed carpentry work and did so personally and professionally. Steven and Frannie liked to travel inside the United States and abroad. Steven was of the Christian faith, having been baptized at the age of 12, at the Elm Street Christian Church in Olney. Steven is survived by his mother, Virginia Tice, of Pittsfield; wife, Frannie Shelton-Tice of Pittsfield; son, Anthony C. Tice (wife, Karen) of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Jennifer Anaya (husband, Ron) of Clarksville, Tenn.; step-daughters, Molly Blakey (husband, Travis) of Murrayville and Lindsey Applebee (husband, Alden) of Carterville; grandchildren, Sarah, Matthias and Nehemiah Tice of Orlando, Lilu Anaya of Clarksville, Madelyn and Jack Albers and Lillian Blakey of Murrayville and Atticus Applebee of Carterville; brother, John Tice Jr. (wife, Sue) of New Canton; nieces, Amy Ridgley (husband, Dave) of Vincennes, Ind. and Nikki Barnes (husband, Anthony) of Barry; nephew, David Butler (wife, Alisa) of Oak Grove, Ky.; uncle, Kenneth Gill of Albion. He was preceded in death by his father, John Tice Sr. A celebration of life service will be held for family members at his residence. Memorials are suggested to the Pike County Youth Hunter’s Safety Course in care of Niebur Funeral Home, 530 West Adams St., Pittsfield, IL 62363. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.
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ROY F. TILLEY - Services for Roy F. Tilley, of Litchfield, formerly of Gillespie, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. Mr. Tilley, 86 last Oct. 1, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1993, in St Francis hospital. He was a retired farmer. Born in Pike County, he was a son of Harvey and Josephine Hoaghlin Tilley. He married the former Jane Gorman. She survives. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Jerry of Litchfield and Larry of Gillespie; two daughters, Charlotte Stewart of Litchfield and Peggy Murphy of Pittsfield; sisters, Maxine McGlauchlin of Paris, Mo. and Arietta Swarnes of Pittsfield; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Orbra Tilley, and sister, Cuma Houchins.
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HALLIE TILLY - Services for Hallie C. Tilly, 84, of Louisiana, Mo. were held Jan. 27 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. She died Jan. 24, 1993 at the Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home. Mrs Tilly was born July 30, 1908 to Alonzo and Esther L. DeCamp Robinson. She married Earl Leroy Tilley Aug. 3, 1927 at the Courthouse in Bowling Green. He survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Max Robinson of Webster, Fla., and Clyde Robinson of Pleasant Hill; four sisters, Blanche Boothe of Mansfield, Tex., Mamie Heavener of Pittsfield, Bea Guthrie of Pleasant Hill and Doris Pearson of Jacksonville. Mrs Tilly was preceded in death by five brothers, Leslie, Orville, Russell, Truman and Norman Robinson and one sister, Ruby Voshall. She moved from Clarksville to Louisiana in 1936, was a member of the First Christian Church, the Ever Ready Club at the church and a member and past noble of the Grand Rebekah Lodge in Louisiana.
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ALFRED J. TITTSWORTH , 93, of Barry and formerly of New Canton, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2006) in the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. Mr. Tittsworth was born Dec. 18, 1912, in New Canton, III, a son of Fred and Bertha Davis Tittsworth. He married Katherine Carver on June 16, 1970, in East St. Louis. She survives. Mr. Tittsworth was a truck driver for Time D-C Truck Line and farmed at his home. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 600 and of Jehovah's. Witnesses. Alfred was-also a lover of animals. Mr. Tittsworth is survived by his wife, Katherine; a daughter, Mrs. Eleaine Allison of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; a brother, Jesse Tittsworth of Barry, III.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Heissinger of Normal, Ill., and Edna onstable of Pittsfield, Ill. He is also survived by five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Tittsworth; and a stepson, David Ballhom. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Burial will be at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Monday until the services.
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BERTHA (DAVIS) TITTSWORTH , 98, formerly of New Canton, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 7, 1987) in the Barry Commu­nity Care Center. Mrs. Tittsworth, a housewife, was born Aug. 25, 1888, in New Canton, the daughter of Jim and Margaret Padgett Davis. She attended New Canton schools. She married Fred Tittsworth in 1910 in Springfield. He died in 1963. Survivors include two sons, Jesse Tittsworth of Barry and Alfred Tittsworth of New Canton; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Constable of Pittsfield, Mrs. Edith Bowler of Florissant, Mo., Mrs. Ruth Heisinger of Sherman and Mrs. Grace Stephan of St. Louis; 17 grand­children; 52 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tittsworth was also pre­ceded in death by one sister, one brother and two grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at McNabb Funeral Home in Barry by the Rev. Wesley Osborn. Burial will be in Parklawn Cemetery in Barry.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

EUGENE E. TITTSWORTH , 70, of Barry, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 2, 1993) at the home of his brother in El Dara. Born May 13, 1923, in Derry Township, Pike County, Mr. Tittsworth was a son of Grant and Orinda Hinch Tittsworth. On Nov. 14, 1949, he married Bonna Chase in Quincy. She survives. Survivors also include five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Hanthorn, of Benbrook, Texas, Mrs. Curtis (Sheila) Earp of Dun­canville, Texas, Rebecca Clark of Balch Springs, Texas, Mrs. Steven (Alice) Meggs of Mesquite, Texas, and Robin Tittsworth of Royce City, Texas; three sons, David and Daniel, both of Balch Springs, and Donald of Monterrey, Calif.; five sisters, Margaret Ikemire of Aurora, Pauline Maubach of Quincy, Juanita Helms of Farm­ersburg, Ind., Bonnie Huddleston of Beverly and Debris Hall of Keokuk, Iowa; three brothers, Al­bert of Edgerton, Wis., Vernon of Salem, Ore., and Ronald of El Dara; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kirgan Fu­neral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be held 6-8 to­night in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pike County Hospice.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

EVALENA (SEBA) TITTSWORTH , 79, of Barry, died Wednesday (Dec. 9, 1992) in Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield. Born April 9, 1913, near Hull, a daughter of Jack and Dora Cary Seba. She married Jesse Tittsworth Nov. 19, 1933, in Sands School house near Quincy. He survives. Mrs. Tittsworth was a member of El Dara United Methodist Church and its women's society, and taught Sunday school for many years. She also was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Survivors also include two sons, Wayne and Fred, both of Pitts­field; a daughter, Ruth A. Motley of Pittsfield; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tittsworth was prececed in death by two brothers, William and Frank Seba; and a sister, Clara Hathaway. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kirgan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

FRED TITTSWORTH , 87, a retired farmer on New Canton Route 1, died Saturday night at 7:45 in Illini Community hospital at Pittsfield. Funeral services were held in the Barnes-Gill funeral home at Barry Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Michael Ulm offici­ating. Burial was in Park Lawn cemetery at Barry. Mr. Tittsworth was born March 11, 1876, in Pleasant Vale town­ship, a son of Franklin C. and Adeline Browning Tittsworth. He attended Chase school. He was married in August, 1909, to Ber­tha May Davis. She survives. Surviving are his widow, of Springfield; two sons, Jesse of New Canton and Alfred of St. Louis; four daughters, Mrs. Clar­ence (Edna) Constable of Barry, Mrs. Harry (Edith) Bowler of St. Louis, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Chase of New Canton, and Mrs. Grace Certo of St. Louis; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren
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FRED TITTSWORTH , 73, of Pittsfield IL passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at St. Johns Mercy Hospital in St. Louis , Mo. He was born on December 25, 1936 to Jesse and Evalina Seba Tittsworth of New Canton, IL. He married Joan Koontz on August 20, 1961. Mr. Tittsworth helped his parents on the farm raising melons. Mr. Tittsworth graduated from West Pike High School in Kinderhook , IL in 1954. He served in the Navy from 1955-1957. He served one year on a ship in the Pacific. He attended Western Illinois University from 1958-1962 where he majored in math with a PE minor and played four years of baseball on the Western team. He taught Junior High math in Table Grove , IL from 1962-1964. He moved to Peoria , IL and then Indianapolis , IN where he began his career as an independent life insurance agent. He returned to Pittsfield in 1969 continuing his involvement in the insurance industry. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Pittsfield . His hobbies included golf and he spent many hours practicing to improve his game. He spent time helping others improve their game teaching a John Wood golf class and administering private lessons. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed card playing, especially “Gin Rummy”. Survivors: Daughters: Amy Briley and Family, Mike (husband), Shawn, Andrew, Sam (children) of Overland Park , KS . Nancy Sobotka and Family, Brad (husband), Tommy and Tanner (children). Father: Jesse Tittsworth of Barry. Brother: Wayne and Ella Tittsworth of Pittsfield . Sister: Ruth ann (husband Jerry) Motley of Barry. One niece and two nephews. Mr. Tittsworth is preceded in death by one son Michael Anthony born August 16, 1962 and by his mother. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Michael TenEyck officiating. Interment will be at the Park Lawn cemetery in Barry , IL with Grave side Military rites being accorded by Barry American Legion Post #222. Visitation will be on Friday, June 25, 2010 from 5-7 P.M. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield
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GRANT TITTSWORTH , 78, of Barry, a retired employee of the Missouri Gravel Co. and employee of Koeller Orchards in Barry, died Thurs., Dec. 7, 1972 at 5 a.m. in Illini Com­munity Hospital in Pittsfield. Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene in Barry. Tbe Rev. C.T. Malone officiated. Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery. Military services at the grave­side were given by the Barry American Legion Post. Mr. Tittsworth was born April 26, 1894 at New Canton, Ill., a son of Albert and Carry Fesler Tittsworth. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Nazarene Church. He married Orinda Hinch July 16, 1922 in Barry. Surviving are the widow; five daughters, Mrs. Dean (Margaret) Ikemire of Sandwich; Mrs. Ernest ( Pauline) Perry, of Quincy, Mrs. Herman (Delores) Hall of Hamilton; Mrs. Clifford (Bonnie) Huddleston of Barry and Mrs. Mike (Juanita) Turnbaugh Of Farmersburg, Ind., four sons,Eugene and Ronnie, both of Barry; Albert of Savanna; and Vernon of Tacoma, Wash.; brothers, Clifford of Barry and Forrest of Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Wallace of Quincy; 32 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
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IVAN MURL TITTSWORTH - June 15 - Funeral services were held at the family home Monday afternoon for Ivan M. Tittsworth, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tittsworth, residing four and one-half miles east of New Canton on the New Canton-ElDara road. The boy died Saturday night after a brief illness of infection which resulted in paralysis of his throat. The infection resulted, it is believed from an insect's bite. He is survived also by a sister, Frances, 8 years old. The Rev. Homer Brown of the Pittsfield Christian Church, conducted the services which were held at 2 o'clock.
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JESSEE D. TITTSWORTH 100, of Barry, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in the Barry Community Care Center, Barry. He was born Jan. 22, 1911, on the family farm near New Canton, to Fred and Bertha Davis Tittsworth. He married Evalena Seba Nov. 19, 1933, at Sand Claw School at East Hannibal. She died Dec. 9, 1992. He is survived by one son, Wayne (Ella) Tittsworth of Pittsfield and one daughter, Ruth Ann (Jerry) Motley of Barry. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Mark (Betsy) Tittsworth of New Berlin, Amy (Mike) Briley of Overland Park, Kan., Nancy (Brad) Sobotka of Wildwood, Mo., David (Kim) Motley of Barry, and Mary (Allan) Nigg of Battle Creek, Mich.; 12 great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Ruth Hessinger of Bloomington and one sister-in-law, Kitty Tittsworth of New Canton. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, Fred, one grandson, Michael, three sisters, Edna Constable, Grace Stephan, and Edith Bowler and one brother, Alfred. Jesse and Evalena liked to travel until her death. In 1929 and just out of high school, Jesse's father gave him a half-acre to grow whatever he wanted and he decided on cantaloupes. Sixty-five years later he was still at it. The half-acre grew to 52 over the years. Mary Hammock of Mary's Stand in East Hannibal sold his melons for more than 40 years. Jesse and his melons were well known for miles around. Jesse was a member of Masons, Farm Bureau and the Methodist Church of El Dara.
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JOHN FRANKLIN TITTSWORTH - Funeral services for John Franklin Tittsworth (died May 3, 1958) of New Canton were held this afternoon at 2 in the Barnes-Seeley Funeral Home in charge of the Rev. T. G. Beatty. Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Tittsworth died Saturday in the Beatty nursing home, where he had been a resident for two weeks. He was born in Pleasantville Township Aug. 14, 1873, a son of Franklin and Adeline Browning Tittsworth, and lived near New Canton and El Dara most of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Church at New Canton. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Albert Maupin of Kansas City, and a brother, Fred Tittsworth of New Canton.
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LADELL TITTSWORTH - 81, of Barry died at 11:20 a.m. Friday (July 5, 2002) in the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. Born Nov. 18, 1920, in Beverly, he was a son of Richard and Ethel Wade Tittsworth. He married Shirley M. VanHook Oct. 21, 1955, in Barry. She sur­vives in Barry. Mr. Tittsworth was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and flew 26 missions over Germany as a bombardier. He was a member of Barry American Legion Post 222. He received two bronze battle stars and a 3 Bronze Cluster Medal as a staff sergeant. Mr. Tittsworth was an avid out­doorsman and loved hunting, fishing and camping. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Melissa) Coultas of Barry; three sons, Jimmy VanHook of Barry, Ernie VanHook and his wife, Linda, of Barry and Cory VanHook and his wife, Connie, of Barry; 10 grandchil­dren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Tom (Mary Eilene) Royalty of Clayton, Mrs. Tag (Doris) Cheney of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Robert (IIla Mae) Inman of Barry. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, James Allen VanHook. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Barry United Methodist Church in Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Military rites will be pro­vided by Barry American Legion Post 222. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Memorials may be made to Barry United Methodist Church.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth / Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

MARION L. TITTSWORTH - 80, resident of the Taylor Springs Nursing and Re­habilitation Center of Hillsboro, formerly of New Canton, died Friday (June 25, 1993) at the home. Mr. Tittsworth was born March 5, 1913, in New Canton, a son of Elmer L. and Mae Minor Titts­worth. He married Eythle Allen in 1934 at Pittsfield. She died April 21, 1993. Mr. Tittsworth spent most of his life in the New Canton area. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and carpenter. Survivors include a grandson, Jeffrey Tittsworth of Paucautuck, Conn.; a granddaughter, Joni Tittsworth of Macomb; a great- grandson, Cory Tittsworth of Ma­comb; and four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Harry Tittsworth, and two brothers. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday at the Shearer Cemetery in New Canton. The Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth / Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

MICHAEL TITTSWORTH - 7 week old son of Mr. and Mrs. Evon Tittsworth, died Wednesday morning at 7:45 in Illini Comunity Hospital at Pittsfield, where he was born Aug. 16, 1962. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 in the Barnes-Gill funeral home in Barry with the Rev. Dave Fowler of Mendon officiating. Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Tittsworth of New Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koontz of Loraine.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

VERNON TITTSWORTH - 73, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Barry, died June 11, 2004. Born in Barry, he was a son of Grant and Orinda Tittsworth, one of nine children. He served in the Army and Air Force dur­ing the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired from active duty in 1970. After retiring from military service, he lived in Washington, Louisiana and Oregon. He worked as a welder/fitter, operat­ed an appliance repair business, ran a trap-line and operated a gold mining claim for a time. He enjoyed photography and the outdoors. He liked to fish, rock hound and prospect. He loved dogs. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann; children, William, Phyllis and David; six grandchil­dren, Austin, Tanner, Robert, Joshua, Adam and Hiram; a great- grandchild Karyn; his brother, Albert of Rockton; and sisters, Margaret, Juanita and Bonnie of Barry, Pauline of Quincy and Debris of Keokuk, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brothers, Eugene and Ronald. Services were in charge of the Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Chapel in Salem. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery in Oregon.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

RONALD H. TOMHAVE - 70, of Pittsfield, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born on August 25, 1943, in Jacksonville, the son of Harold J. and Pauline Witte Tomhave. He married Donna Radley on August 7, 1971, in Jerseyville, and she survives. He is also survived by two children, Julie (husband, Brian) Faulkner of Washington and Brad (wife, McKenzie) Tomhave of Pittsfield; six grandsons, Cade Bradley Tomhave, Brennan Eli Tomhave, and Brody Ryne Tomhave, all of Pittsfield, and Luke Thomas Faulkner, Jacob Ronald Faulkner, and Nicholas Ryan Faulkner, all of Washington; one brother, Wayne (wife, Karen) Tomhave of Jacksonville, two sisters, Haroldine J. (husband, Rev. Lawrence) Witto of Fenton, Michigan and Karen (husband, Rev. Richard) Ramirez of Chicago; his mother-in-law, Jane Stanley Beaty of Jerseyville, and several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ron was a 1961 graduate of Jacksonville High School and attended Western Illinois University on a four-year football scholarship. Following college, he served in the United States Army for two years, including a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. After returning home, Ron began his long career with Growmark. He served as sales manager at Jersey County F.S. from 1969-73, general manager at Mason County Service Company from 1973-79, and general manager of Pike County Service Company from 1979-2000. He was general manager for Two Rivers F.S. from 2000 until his retirement in 2011, serving as an integral part of the company’s formation, growth, and success during that period. Throughout his career, Ron received numerous management awards. Ron was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, Old Orchard Country Club, and the Men’s Steak Club, and served on the advisory board for Northwestern Mutual. Ron was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing golf and slow-pitch softball and following the St. Louis Rams, Chicago Cubs, and the Fighting Illini. He was a strong supporter of Pittsfield High School Saukee Basketball and was proud to have been selected, along with his wife, as “Mr. and Mrs. Saukee” in 2014. Above all he was extremely proud of his family and loved attending his grandsons’ activities. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, with burial and military honors at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Hospice, Pittsfield High School Saukee Basketball, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsfield.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

ADA LEE (HANNEL) TOOLEY - 95, of Valley City, IL, died Friday, October 18, 2013 at Pittsfield Manor. She was born March 4, 1918 in Winchester, IL, the daughter of Will and Mary Evans Hannel. She married Delford Tooley on October 17, 1936 in Pike County, IL and he preceded her in death on September 27, 1992. She is survived by her children, Patricia “Pat” Wainman of Pittsfield, IL, Delford “Teddy” (Linda) Tooley of Fort Worth, TX, Jeannette (Terry) Barker of Beardstown, IL and Peggy (Allen) Greenfield of Glenarm, IL; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Gerald (Bessie) Hannel of Ashland, IL; three sisters, Ruby Acree, Florence Acree and Ruth (Bob) Dyson, all of Springfield, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Mary Westfall; one grandson, Tim Westfall; one sister; and four brothers. Mrs. Tooley served as alderwoman in Valley City for several years. She loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville with burial at Griggsville City Cemetery.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

JACOB TOOLEY - Griggsville, Nov 23, 1880 Jacob Tooley, aged about 80 years, died here on the 14th inst. He was one of the old settlers of Newburg township.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Pike Co. Democrat, 25 Nov 1880]

LUCILLE MAY TOOLEY died at Valley City, Friday, October 25th, 1918, aged 10 years and three months She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tooley, former residents of Griggsville. The family resided here at the time of Lucille's birth. Lucille was an exceedingly bright girl and of an unusually sweet dis­position. The body was interred in the Griggsville cemetery Sunday after­noon, short services being conducted by Rev. J. D. Roach. The occasion was doubly pathetic, not one of the child's relatives being able to attend the burial, all of them being serious­ly ill with influenza.
Source: The Independent Press (Griggsville, IL), October 30, 1918 Submitted by Delaine Donaldson

NANCY ELLEN (CRENSHAW) TOOMBS , 78, of Barry, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1981 in Illini Hospital. Born Oct. 5, 1902 in Rockport, she was a daughter of Frank and Nancy Masters Crenshaw. She married Fred Toombs Nov. 18, 1918, in Hannibal. He died in 1967. She is survived by three sons, Elmo of East Peoria, Leo of New Canton and Don of Mt. Sterling; four daughters, Mrs John (Virginia) Kaszczuk of Lake Elsnore, Calif., Mrs Glen (Betty) Sims of Hershman, and Mrs. Glenn (Peggy) Bratsch and Nancy Toombs, both of Barry; two brothers, Charles Crenshaw of Marblehead and Oscar of Hannibal, Mo.; a sister, Mrs Mabel Short of Tucson, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and three brothers. Private graveside services were conducted Tuesday in Samuel Taylor cemetery at Rockport by the Rev Robert Byler. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Cancer Fund.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

KATHRYN M. TOPHINKE , 81, of Pittsfield formerly of Bowling Green passed away October 14, 2013 at the Eastside Health Center in Pittsfield, IL. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 at the St. Clement Cemetery with Rev. Don Amelung officiating. Kathryn was born April 26, 1932 in Pike County, IL the daughter of Cecil Ray and Dorothy Izola Martin Davis. She married Robert Tophinke October 30, 1982 in Paris. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2011. Survivors include one daughter Billie M. Ramsey and husband Richard of Nebo, IL; three grandchildren Crystal Eddington and husband Terry of Pittsfield, Quentin Ramsey and wife Stacy of Oletha, KS, Amanda Orr of Pittsifield, IL; four great grandchildren Brittni Hill and husband Brock of Pittsfield, IL, Hannah Eddington of Pittsfield, IL, Vayda Ramsey of Olathe, KS, and Layla Ramsey of Olathe, Ks. Mrs. Tophinke was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Dean Smith; brothers Glenn Davis and Charles Davis; and great great grandsons Alden and Blane Brannan. Kathryn lived in Nebo, IL most of her life. She moved to Bowling Green after she married Robert Tophinke. Mrs. Tophinke was a member of Calvery Baptist Church in Pittsfield, IL and loved going to church and singing her hymns. She also loved animals, shopping and eating out.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

ELIZABETH (PARKS) TORRY of rural New London, formerly of New Canton, Ill., died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday (April 28, 1981) in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal. She was born in Pike County, Ill., April 28, 1891, a daughter of John W. and Essie Balzer Parks. She married Merrill Torry in Hannibal. He died in 1969. She attended United Methodist Church of New Canton. Surviving is one granddaughter, Mrs. James (Sharon) Welch of New London and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a daughter and three brothers. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gill-Lummis Funeral Home in Barry, conducted by the Rev. Gilbert Fletcher. Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery near New Canton.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

KATE (JONES) TORRY - Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Torry, who passed away at Illini hospital, Pittsfield, last Wednesday, were held at the Methodist church in El Dara Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. F. Bilby. Singers were Mrs. Grace Martin, Mrs. Nellie Strubinger, Isaac Hoskin and Edgar Johnson, accompanied by Ava Strubinger. The flowers were cared for by Helen and Nellie Harlow. Casket bearers were Carl Reynolds, Ross Motley, Virgil Shanahan, Ellis Strubinger, Willie Reeve and Mike Harlow. Kate Jones, daughter of William and Mary Jane (Purcell) Jones, was born in El Dara May 25, 1858 and departed this life July 28, 1943, aged 85 years, 2 months and 3 days. She was united in marriage to William O. Torry on July 3, 1880 and he passed away April 26, 1904. She was the mother of eight children and is survived by the following: L. O. Torry of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mrs. Jessie Scott of El Dara, M. J. Torry of New Canton, Mrs. Bernice Drummond of Quincy, A. R. Tory of Decatur and Mrs. Nettie Butters of Hull. Two daughters preceded her in death, Myrtle Grace who died in infancy, and Mrs. Mabel Dudley, who passed away in 1912. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Phebus of Eldora, Colo., Dr. Metta V. Collins of Springfield and Mrs. Mary Williams of Monmouth; and one half sister, Mrs. Walter Lamberson of Scottsbluff, Nebr. An only brother, Warren Jones of Kirksville, Mo., passed away Oct. 1, 1940. Mrs. Torry spent most of her life in and around El Dara. For the past 14 years she had spent the winter months in the home of her son in Decatur, returning to her home in El Dara for the summer. She had long been a member of the Methodist church....
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Pike Co. Republican, Pittsfield, 4 Aug 1943]

DAVID L. TOUMBS, 40, of New Canton, died at 7:35 Sun. (March 13, 1988) in his home. He had cancer. Mr. Toumbs was born September 11, 1947, in Hannibal, Mo., a son of Leo and Nola Buffington Toumbs. He married Elizabeth Smith, August 1, 1981 in Louisiana, Mo. She survives. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Toumbs was a member of Pittsfield American Legion Post 152, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Barry, New Canton Masonic Lodge, Quincy Consistory, Pike County Shrine and Ansar Shrine. He was a locomotive engineer with Burlington Northern Railroad. Survivors include his parents of rural New Canton; a daughter, Shellee of Quincy, a son, Brian of the home; two brothers, Rick of New Canton and John of San Francisco; and a granddaughter, Nikki of Quincy. Services were held at...Wednesday in Holy Reedemer Catholic Church in Barry conducted by the Rev. Louis Schlangen. Burial was in Shearer Cemetery in New Canton. The rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lummis-Bennett Funeral Home in Barry. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Pittsfield American Legion Post 152.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [The Paper, Barry, 23 Mar 1988]

LEO TOUMBS, 84, of rural New Canton, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in his home. He was born April 28, 1927, in Barry, a son of Fred and Ellen Crenshaw Toumbs. He married Nola Buffington Toumbs Feb. 1, 1946, in a Methodist parsonage in Quincy. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage together, and she survives. Leo enlisted in the Navy during World War II and was stationed on the USS Texas and the USS Cofer. He farmed and raised hogs for many years and also worked at Gardner Denver Foundry in Quincy. He was a member of Barry American Legion Post 222. He enjoyed mushrooming, fishing, boating and going to the river. He especially enjoyed family gatherings and spending time at his son Rick's cabin at Cincinnati Landing. He is survived by his wife, Nola; two sons, Rick (friend, Eva Maroon) Toumbs and John (partner, Bill Gruner) Toumbs, all of New Canton. Also surviving are grandsons Brian and Josh and granddaughters Shellee and Sarah; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, David; five sisters, Kathleen, Nancy, Virginia, Margaret "Peggy" and Betty; and two brothers, Elmo and Donald.
Contributed by Billie Browning - PP

NOLA (BUFFINGTON) TOUMBS, 86, of New Canton, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. She was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Beverly, to William and Ethel Mixer Buffington. She married Leo Toumbs Feb. 1, 1946 in the Methodist Parsonage in Quincy. Leo preceded her in death Oct. 21, 2011. Nola worked at Swift-Eckrich in Quincy, and retired after 20 years of service. She was a loving and caring mother to her three sons: Dave, Rick, and John. She enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, and, gardening. She was well known for her home-made jelly and sweet pickles. She is survived by two sons: Rick Toumbs (Companion, Eva Maroon), and John Toumbs (Spouse, Bill Gruner) of New Canton, a sister, Wilma Carr of Vandalia, two grandsons, Brian and Josh, and two granddaughters, Sarah and Shellee, along with six great-granddaughters. Nola was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leo, a son, David, five brothers: Brian, Perry, Lowell, Donald, and Joseph, and three sisters: Blanche, Lillie, and Rachel. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Shearer Cemetery in New Canton with Becky Clark officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Barry Community Care Activity Fund or to the Donor’s Choice. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

MILDRED (ARTHUR) TOWELL , 94, of Vandalia , IL and formerly of Pittsfield , IL passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the Fayette County Long Term Care in Vandalia , IL . She was born on November 20, 1915 in Lanox , MO , a daughter to Elmer Bruce and Clara Sanders Arthur. She and Floyd Towell were married in Hillsboro , IL on December 20, 1932 and he preceded her in death on August 5, 1994. Mildred and Floyd operated the Nu-Way Cleaners in Pittsfield for twenty-one years before retiring in 1971. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Pittsfield Women’s Club. Mildred enjoyed flower gardening and playing pinochle. A niece, Pat (Frankie) Jones of Vandalia, IL, great niece, Christina Donaldson of Dahlgren , IL and a nephew, Robert Siebert of Dallas , TX , survives Mildred. A brother, John Arthur, preceded her in death. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Michael Teneyck officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the West Cemetery .
Contributed by Billie Browning

EDITH LEE (MANESS) TAITEUR , 73, of Hull died Friday Aug. 28, 1981 in Pike County Memorial Hospital, Louisiana MO, where she had been a patient since Aug. 22. She was born March 21, 1908 in MO and was a daughter of William and Amy (Adams) Maness. On May 2, 1929 she married James Grey Sr., in Waterloo MO. He preceded her. She married Leo Traiteur in 1968. Mrs. Traiteur was a member of the Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill MO and attended the First Baptist Church of Hull. She was also a member of the Pike County Senior Citizens of Hull, and the Order of the Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors of Bonne Terre MO. She had worked as a secretary. Surviving are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Carmon of Pacific MO and Mrs. May Bone of St. Louis; and a brother Ralph Maness of East St. Louis. She was preceded by a son James R. Grey Jr., two brothers and a sister. Services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.

DALLAS H. TURNER - Pleasant Hill IL - Dallas H. Turner, 71, of Pleasant Hill, a retired farm laborer, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday (Nov. 22, 1993) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Born Aug. 9, 1922, in Bixby, Mo., Mr. Turner was a son of William W. and Sarah Lungsford Turner. He had been employed by various local orchards and farms, retiring in 1984. On Aug. 30, 1942, he married Zelma L. Turnbough in Montgomery City, Mo. She survives. Survivors also include two sons, Larry of Pleasant Hill and Randy of Nebo; four daughters, Louise Turner of Sarasota, Fla., Brenda Scranton of Pittsfield, and Joyce Cloninger and Linda Boyd, both of Louisiana, Mo.; two brothers, Lee of Wellsville, Mo., and Jimmy of Ellington, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and a granddaughter. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Upper Indian Creed Baptist Church in Viburnum, Mo. Burial will be in Upper Indian Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Pike County Hospice.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson & Carolyne Conner Puskas

FRANCES L. (DAUME) TURNER , 89, formerly of Pittsfield,, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield, Friday, October 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. She was born Sept. 6, 1923 in Palmyra, Mo. to John C. and Stella Daume. She was married to Cecil E. Turner, Aug.30, 1947. He preceded her in death as well as her parents, siblings and a grandchild. She is survived by her children Martha (Barry) Wilkinson, Paul (Edith) Turner and Roger (Carol) Turner, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as many relatives. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was very active in her church and she loved sewing and needlework. She will be missed by all.
Contributed by Rosemary Reeves and Ella Tittsworth

LARRY D. TURNER , 56, of Pittsfield, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born Sept. 13, 1947 in Rhineland, Mo. to Dallas H. and Zelma Lorene Turnbough Turner. He married Naomi Joyce Sims Sept. 14, 1968 in Atlas, and she survives. Mr. Turner had been employed by Consolidated Grain and Barge in Naples. He was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and a member of Bible Missionary Church in Bowling Green, Mo. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his mother, Zelma Turner of Pleasant Hill; one son, Larry Dale (wife Kristin) Turner of Bowling Green; one brother, Randy Turner of rural Nebo; four sisters, Joyce Cloninger, Brenda Scranton and Linda Boyd, all of Louisiana, Mo., and Louise Turner of Pittsfield; and one grandchild, Paula Hope Turner. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant daughter Paula Jo Turner. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Bro. David Young officiating. Burial will be in Samuel Taylor Cemetery near Rockport. Visitation will be held tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to American Diabetes Association.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

NINA E. (MIXER) TURNER , 100, of Barry, died at 1:35 a.m. Saturday (April 7, 1996) in the Pittsfield Health Care Center. Born near Beverly Dec. 27, 1895, Mrs. Turner was a daughter of Zelotis and Elizabeth Manker Mixer. She married Willie Has­tings. He preceded her in death. She later married Joe Turner May 15, 1915, in Hannibal, Mo. He died April 28, 1979. Mrs. Turner lived most of her life in Pike County and was a member of the Barry Church of God. She enjoyed piecing quilts. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Velma) Sutton of Barry; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Has­tings and Junior G. Turner, a brother, two sisters and grandson. Services will be conducted at 2 .m. Wednesday in the Kirgan Funeral Home at Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery at Barry. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Barry Fire Department or the Salvation Army.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth