Union County Illinois Genealogy
--Source: Brenda Neeley, 2006.
Everett L. Ury
Everett L. Ury, 70, of Anna
died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, as the result of a farming accident.
He was born July 24, 1936, in Anna, son of Everett S. And Katherine
Miriam Brown Ury. He and Margaret Thomas were married Oct. 29, 1960.
He owned and operated Ury
and Sons Ditching and Road Boring 45 years. He was a past member of
District 37 School Board and a retired county commissioner. He
reinstated and was superintendent of the draft horse show at Union
County Fair. He was a member of Anna Masonic Lodge 520 AF&AM.
Survivors include his wife;
a son, William Ury of Front Royal, Va.; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Visitation will be from 5
to 8 p.m. Today at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Masonic Lodge 520 will
conduct a service at 7:30.
The funeral will be at 2
p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Albert Nyland
officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.
|JOHN WEBSTER URY
died 4 Jun 1932, at Anna City Hospital, after being kicked in
the head by a mule, aged 73 years, 2 months, 12 days, and was buried in
St. John's Cemetery. His funeral was at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church, which he joined at an early
age. He was born 22 Mar 1859, a short distance from where he
lived south of Jonesboro, the son of Thomas and Leah Ury.
He was a farmer and a passionate and careful reader. He married
on 23 May 1886, Sarah J. Brown. One child preceded him in
death in infancy, Carry C. Ury died 15 Jul 1922. He
left three children, Effie Kohler, of five miles south of
Jonesboro, John C. Ury and Grover H. Ury, of St. Louis;
four brothers, Walter Ury, James Ury, and Sidney Ury,
of Jonesboro, and Absalom W. Ury, of Anna; and five
--Jonesboro Gazette, 10 Jun 1932, contributed by Roger Eury.
|LEAH ANN URY
Leah Ann Ury died 13 Feb 1912, aged 76 years, 11 months, 9 days, and
was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. Her funeral was at St.
John’s Church. She was born 4 Mar 1835, the daughter of Henry
Cruse. She was the last of a family of five brothers and two
sisters. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
She married on 22 Sep 1854, Thomas Ury, who died 22 Jan 1878, at the
age of 48 years, when their youngest child was 6 years old. They had
seven sons, one of whom died in infancy, Walter H. Ury, J. Webster Ury,
Warren R. Ury, who died 24 Mar 1909, James H. Ury, Absalom W. Ury, and
Sidney A. Ury. She also left 24 grandchildren.
--Submitted by Roger Eury.
Sarah Jane (Brown) Ury died 1 Feb 1932, at her home south of
Jonesboro, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery. Her funeral was
at St. John's Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. She was
born 1 Sep 1856, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Henry and Ann Brown.
She married on 23 May 1886, John Webster Ury. They had
five children, three of whom are living: John Ury and
Grover Ury, of St. Louis, and Effie Kohler, of
Jonesboro. She also left three brothers, Monroe Brown and
Joseph Brown, of Jonesboro and Willard Brown, of
Carbondale, Jackson County; and five grandchildren. --Jonesboro
Gazette, 05 Feb 1932, submitted by Roger Eury.
LAWRENCE ROY VANOVER
IL–LAWRENCE ROY VANOVER, 80, of Grand Tower, born Feb. 17, 1925,
in Wolf Lake, Ill., died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, at
Memorial Hospital, Chester, Ill.
Mr. Vanover served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II
on a fireboat. He was employed by Missouri Pacific Railroad, where he
retired after 33 years of service. He was a life member of American
Legion Post 485, Dupo, Ill., and the VFW Post 6368, Dupo, Ill. He was a
member of the Murphysboro Masonic Lodge 498 and the Ainad Temple, East
St. Louis, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nercis A. and Thelma Mae, nee
Hatley, Vanover; two sisters, Vivian Vanover and Jeraldine Rushing; and
a brother, Louis Vanover.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, nee Taylor, Vanover of Grand Tower,
Ill., whom he married July 29, 1950, in Carterville, Ill.; two sons,
Wendell (Angela) Vanover of Waterloo, Ill., and Lawrence (Katherine)
Vanover Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; three granddaughters, Carissa (Eric)
Young of Waterloo, Ill., Lori Vanover and Heather (Brandon) Lindley,
all of Grand Tower, Ill.; two step-grandchildren, Bill (Jennifer)
Thomas of Churchton, Md., and Scott (Kasumy) Thomas of Japan; and a
brother, John (Hattie) Vanover of Tucson, Ariz.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled
Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 63133.
Visitation: Friends called Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Meredith Funeral
Home, Grand Tower, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10,
2005, at Meredith Funeral Home, Grand Tower, Ill., with the Rev. Oxford
officiating. Interment will be in Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower,
MEREDITH FUNERAL HOME, Grand Tower, Ill.
--Belleville News-Democrat, The (IL) - April 10, 2005
|JAMES MONROE VEST
ANNA, ILL--JAMES MONROE VEST was
killed last Friday (27 Jan 1911) by passenger train No. 24 leaving
Anna. His funeral was at the Methodist church. He was
supervisor at the hospital in Anna. His cousin, R. W. Vest,
boarded the train and James ran along side, throwing his luggage on
board. He fell under the train.
He was born in Mulberry Grove, Ill., on 29 Nov 1849. He married
in Bond County, Illinois, Matilda Fields. He left a widow, two
daughters, and one son.
--Jonesboro Gazette, 03 Feb 1911; submitted by R. Vest.
|BETTY JO RUSSELL VICK
DONGOLA, IL - BETTY JO RUSSELL VICK, 78, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday,
April 21, 2010, at her home.
She was born Jan. 14, 1932 in Union County to William Fountain and
Berta May (Burnley) Noble.
She married James Wilburn Russell on Nov. 24, 1951. He preceded her in
death Dec. 5, 1980.
She later married Robert "Bob" Vick on June 13, 1988. He preceded her
in death May 8, 2001.
She was a member of Wetaug Church of Christ and attended Dongola Church
of Christ. She was a homemaker and cooked in various restaurants in the
area. She also worked as a housekeeper at City Care Center in Anna. She
loved to do jigsaw puzzles and play games with her spoiled grandkids.
She is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Al) Cantrell of Patton, Mo.,
and Mary (Dwayne) Lessar of Tamms; one granddaughter, Christy Turner of
De Soto; three grandsons, Andrew (Cassandra) Lessar of Tamms, Daniel
(Ashley) Poole of Dongola and Jason Fadler of Patton, Mo.; eight
great-grandchildren, Michela, Myra, Emily, Christopher, Dalton, Philip,
Brandelynn and Marley; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; four brothers,
Earl Noble, Carl Noble, Gordon Noble and Lloyd Noble; and one sister,
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Crain
Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with Ronnie Gulley and Andrew Lessar
officiating. Interment will be in Anna Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010, at the funeral home.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan on April 23, 2010
|EDNA A. VINES
Jonesboro, IL--MRS. EDNA A.
VINES, 89, died at 2:05 A. M. Sunday, September 20, 2009 at her home in
Jonesboro. She was born March 18, 1920 in Makanda, (Jackson
County), IL, the daughter of James Monroe and Maggie May Phillips
Landis. She married Lloyd L. Vines on April 7, 1937 in Anna.
He preceded her in death December 7, 1978.
Edna is survived by six children: Donald and wife, Bonnie, Vines
of Cobden, IL, Virginia Adams of Jonesboro, Lloyd and wife, Cindy, Vine
Jr. of Anna, IL, Jim and wife, Shirley, Vines of Anna, Joyce and
husband, Barney Barnhart of Anna and Linda and husband, Gordon Hopp of
Anna; three sisters: Leota Hardway, Onida Davis, both of Anna;
Anna Mane Strickland of Brusly, La; three brothers: Herschel Landis of
Vienna, IL, Floyd Landis and Leonard Landis of Anna; 11 grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives
and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd L. Vines;
a daughter, Jean Marie Vines; two grandchildren, Lisa Adams and Bryan
Hopp; one brother, Carl Landis; and one sister, Gladys Yancey.
Edna was a member of Anna First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 A. M. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in Rendleman
and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Roy Hill and the Rev.
Tony Foeller officiating.
Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
--Southern Illinoisan, Monday, September 21, 2009; contributed by
|GLADYS I. VINEYARD
FL--GLADYS I. VINEYARD, 87, of Sebring died Monday at Ridge
Convalescent Center in Lake Wales. A native of Anna, Ill., she moved to
this area four years ago from Port St. Lucie. She was a homemaker and a
member of the Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence H.; two daughters, Esther
Brownlee and Elsie Commus, both of Sebring; six grandchildren; and 12
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - March 19, 1992.
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FL--OCTAVIA S. VOLLMER, 71, of Dunedin died Friday at Morton Plant
Hospital in Clearwater. A native of Jonesboro, Ill., she moved to this
area in 1978 from Rockville, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of
the Dunedin Youth Guild, Dunedin Friends of the Library, Fine Arts
Society of the Florida Gold Coast Arts Center, American Association of
University Women and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clearwater.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L.; three sons, Bruce E. of
Colorado Springs, Colo., and John R. and David L., both of Clearwater;
a sister, Sylvia Norton of New York; and 10 grandchildren.
Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - April 14, 1996.
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