MARGUERITE (LOEBBAKA) PABER, 63, 305 1/2 E. 3rd St., Rock Falls, formerly of the Civic Plaza II, died Wednesday evening (15 June 1983) at the Franklin Grove Nursing Center, Franklin Grove. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Behrens-Blair Funeral Home, Sterling, with Father Robert M. Garrity, pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dixon, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park, Evanston. There will be no visitation. Marguerite Paber was born Jan. 26, 1920, the daughter of Edward and Lena (Schwall) Loebbaka. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Rock Falls. She was employed for 21 years at the Corner Tap in Rock Falls. A memorial has been established in her memory. Survivors include three sons, James A. and Donald R. Paber, Oswego; one daughter, Mrs. Kalvin (Diann) Chapman, Rock Falls; eight grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Michehl, Arkansas; and one brother, Edward Loebbaka, Skokie. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and seven brothers [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, June 16, 1983 - Thursday, pg A6]
DENNIS PACK, 22, 204 Avenue 3, Rock Falls, died Monday morning after an extended illness. Arrangements are being completed by the Melvin-Schilling Funeral home in Sterling. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 3, 1980 - Monday, pg 4]
MARY ELIZABETH (BESSE) PADDOCK, of Prophetstown, who was stricken with paralysis some ten days ago and remained unconscious until her death Sunday forenoon, was buried Tuesday, October 15, in Riverside Cemetery, Rev. W. H. Woodfin of the Congregational Church presiding. The ceremony was held from the home and many of the relatives were present to pay a last tribute to one who in life was of such a character as to win the esteem of many, her friends being numerous. She was of a retiring nature and thought much of her home and family. Mary Elizabeth Besse, daughter of Norman and Sophia (Crandall) Besse, was born in Orleans County, N.Y., Oct 3, 1839, and died in Prophetstown Sunday, Oct. 13, 1918. She came to Illinois with her parents in 1853 and two years later was married to John C. Paddock. To them were born three children, Fred of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Nellie Voigtsburger of this place, and J. Q. Paddock of Rock Island. Mrs. Paddock resided in the vicinity of Prophetstown and in the town until 1903 when she and her husband moved to Lakeville, Minn., where they resided until the death of Mr. Paddock in January 1918, when she came to Prophetstown again and has since found a home with her daughter, Mrs. Voigtsburger, who did all she could to make her happy under the circumstances, she being badly crippled and in poor health. Thus passes one of the early and honored citizens of the county to her heavenly home which is assured the righteous. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 3, 1918 - Wednesday, pg 6]
FLORENCE ELLEN (RENSLOW) PAITH, 86, died Monday, May 16, 1966 at the Henry County Nursing Home, Geneseo. Funeral services will be held at Schmitt Chapel, Wednesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. Rev. Danny Phillips of Tampico Church of Christ officiating, with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Florence Paith was born April 23, 1880 in Tampico, the daughter of George W. and Eva Foy Renslow. She was educated in schools at Belle Plain, Iowa. She married William Paith Dec. 22, 1905 in Oak Park. She lived in Tampico 69 years and was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, and the Tampico Church of Christ. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Raymond (Myrtle) Brants of Geneseo, Mrs. Eugene (Ruth) Walters of Morrison; six grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, her husband, William in 1957, one son, Kenneth in 1951, and five brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette May 17, 1966 - Tuesday, pg 2]
ALBERT J.K. PALMER, a veteran of the Spanish American War, passed away at 9:14 p.m. Thursday in the Downey Veterans Hospital, near Waukegan, folloiwng an illness of some duration. The body will be brought to the Wheelock Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m.Saturday. Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor of the Rock Falls Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Mr. Palmer had been making his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Smith of Rock Falls. He was a member of Burt Browne Post, VFW, of Sterling. Surviving him are three children, Lloyd Palmer, Mrs. Harry M. (Mildred) Smith and Albert Palmer of Rock Falls, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Palmer of Rockford; one sister, Mrs. C. M. Yeager of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mrs. Jennie Palmer who died Sept. 27, 1945, and one brother, Dawson Palmer. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 25, 1951 - Friday, pg 6]
HAROLD K. PALMER, 1303 17th Ave., Sterling died Thursday morning 21 Nov. 1968 in Community General Hospital at the age of 75. Mr. palmer was born Dec. 17, 1892 in Sterling, the son of William K. and Maude Greenlee Palmer. he attended local schools and was baptized in the Methodist Faith. He was united in marriage to Jean L. McNeil on June 24, 1915 in the brides home at Rock Falls. He worked as a young man with his father at Frantz Manufacturing Co., and in 1922 went to DesMoines Iowa to represent the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. as a salesman for 20 years, returning to Sterling in 1942. He then traveled northern Illinois with Goodwill Advertising until ill health about six weeks ago. Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife, Jean; one son, William K. of Dayton Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Clark (Vera) Prentiss of New Smyrna Beach, FL; and Mrs. Marsden K. (Helen) Miller of Gregden Shores, Sterling; three grandchildren, Mrs. Michael (Yvonne) St. George of Baltimore, MD; Geraldine Palmer and Patricia Palmer both of Dayton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles M. Chakour, pastor of the Fourth Street Methodist Church, officiating and with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Friday. [Transcribed by Suanne Nesland - Sterling Gazette Thursday 21 Nov. 1968 Pg 3, C4]
JEAN L. (McNEIL) PALMER, 90, formerly of 1303 17th Ave., Sterling, died early Wednesday morning at Prophets Good Samaritan Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Allen Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Wayne R. Wachholz, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday to the hour of service. A memorial has ben established. Mrs. Palmer was born on April 24, 1897 in Rock Falls, the daughter of Will and Minnie Clemons McNeil. She married Harold K. Palmer on June 24, 1915 at her home in Rock Falls. he died Nov. 21, 1968. She worked as a saleslady of novelty items. She was a member of the Fourth Street Methodist Church Sterling and the D.A.R. Surviving is one son, William K., Baltimore MD; three grandaughters and one gr-grandson and several cousins, nieces and nephews. [Submitted by Suanne Nesland - Sterling Gazette Wed. 10 Dec. 1987 Pg A2/C2]
MRS. W.J. PALMER - Funeral rites for Mrs. W. J. Palmer were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in Fourth Street Methodist church by the Rev. Paul Bloomquist, pastor. Organ music was played by Mrs. Roscoe Eades. Local dentists attended in a body as also did membeers of the Sterling Rotary Club. The interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Haskell, Jr., C. N. Timmons, F. M. Stager, Leroy Hans, H. E. Bell and John T. Meyer. Floral tributes were in charge of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Fike, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Warner, Mrs. John T. Meyer, Mrs. LeRoy Hans, Mrs. W. L. VanPatter, Mrs. Raymond Coble, Miss Margery Paulson and Mrs. Dana Johnson. Furnished trucks were the International Harvester Co., Swartleys, Lundstroms and the Sterling Floral Co. From out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Paul McKenzie of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Zoe Latham of Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Osborne and family of Erie, Mrs. Helen Chinn of Pueblo, Colo., Dr. and Mrs. William Palmer of Rockford, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Quinlan of Chicago. [Contributed byMelva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 31, 1952 - Friday, pg 2]
WILLIAM KARL PALMER - Funeral services for W. Karl Palmer, 79, who died Monday morning in Community General hospital, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Trouth funeral home with the Rev. Paul Bloomquist, pastor of the Fourth Street Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Lyndon cemetery. A native of Rock Falls and former Sterling industrialist, Mr. Palmer had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Palmer had been prominent in civic and business circles for many years. He was one of the original organizers of Frantz Manufacturing Co., and served as secretary-treasurer of the firm. He also served on the board of the Union school district and was a city commissioner from 1931 to 1935. He was a member of the Fourth Street Methodist church and the Elks club. Mr. Palmer was born on Aug. 24, 1872 in Rock Falls, the son of William K. and Adaline Palmer. He married Maude M. Greenlee on Aug. 24, 1891, in Lyndon and the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 1951. He is survived by his wife; a son, Harold K. Palmer; two daughters, Mrs. Clark (Vera) Prentiss and Mrs. Marsden (Helen) Miller, all of Sterling; five grandchildren; and three great granddaughters. Friends may call at the Trouth funeral home. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 1, 1952 - pg 2 col. 4]
DONALD G. PARKER, 81, formerly of Prophetstown, IL. died Saturday, November 5, 2005 in Akron, OH. Services will be 2:30 P.M. Saturday, November 12th at the Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m... until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Akron Children's Hospital, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio. Don was born on October 2, 1924 in Virden, IL. the son of George and Bernice (Richardson) Parker. He graduated from Virden High School. He married Melva Lomelino on May 14, 1951 in Palmyra, IL. She preceded him in death on January 7, 1991. Dona was a Navy Veteran of WW II and a fifty year member of Masonic Lodge #293 A.F. & A.M., Prophetstown. He is survived by daughters Pamela Parker, Canton, Ohio, Tamie Parker, Dallas, Texas, a son and daughter-in-law Dr. Michael and Marie Parker, Akron, Ohio, and 5 grandchildren. Don was also preceded by a daughter, Valerie, son Lance, and a granddaughter, Hillary. [Source: The Prophetstown Echo - November 8, 2005; contributed by Debbie Thormahlen]
HAROLD C. PARKER, 80, of 208 Fourth Ave. S., Albany, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton. He was an over-the-road truck driver, retiring in 1987. Mr. Parker was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Fulton, the son of Clyde and Belle (Holcomb) Parker. He attended rural Morrison schools. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Nova Crumbacher on Dec. 16, 1977, in Morrison. Survivors include his wife; a son, Harold D. Parker of Colorado; and a sister, Mary London of Colorado. Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garden Plain Cemetery, rural Fulton, with Greg Schultz officiating. There is no visitation. Arrangements were completed by the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home [Source: Daily Gazette 1 August 2003]
JOHN PARKER, 55, Aurora, Colo., formerly of Morrison, died Saturday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Reynolds Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Harker officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. John Parker was born April 8, 1917, at Morrison, the son of Less V. and Ida V. (Nicewonger) Parker. He was reared and educated in Morrison. He married Avril Hammer in April 1942. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. Survivors include one daughter, Joyce; his father, Less V. Parker, Aledo; one brother, Harry V., California; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Fastest, Aledo, and Mrs. George (Lovicia) Wild, Seattle Wash., and four grandchildren. [Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Monday, June 12, 1972, pg 2; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
MELBA (WATSON) PARKER, 63, of 408 Fifth Ave. S. Albany, died Nov 10, 1992, at Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Iowa. Private graveside services will be held Thursday at Lusk Memorial Cemetery, Albany, with the Rev. Wayne Olson, pastor of Albany United Methodist Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. The Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Parker was born April 25, 1929, in Stockton, the daughter of Darius and Bessie (Perry) Watson. She was educated in the Galena and Hanover schools. She married Alfred D. Parker Dec. 30, 1961, in Bettendorf, Iowa. She owned and operated L & M Antiques and Collectibles in Albany. She is survived by her husband; one son, Rick Parker of Albany; one step-daughter, Barbara Parker of Phoenix, Ariz.; two step-sons, Larry and Terry Parker, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one sister, Sandra L Sharp of Comanche, Iowa; and three brothers, Cloyd Watson and Boyd Watson of Comanche, Iowa; and Daruis Watson, Jr. of Freeport. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Joyce, Glee and Donna Watson and Wilma Burning; and her twin brother Melvin Watson. [Source: The Sterling Gazette, November 11, 1992; contributed by Margaret Mangers]
MARY RUDELY (JORDAN) PARKER. The silent messenger that had been hovering near for several weeks descended Monday, Dec. 22. 1930, 3:50 p.m. and bore away to the realms of celestial day an immortal spirit, that of a dearly beloved mother in Israel, Mrs. Ursely Parker at the home of her older daughter, Mrs. Harry S. Maxfield, 201 39th Street Moline, Ill. Early in September Mrs. Parker's health became much impaired, in truth, she had not enjoyed good health for years but during the warm season had maintained her home here-during the cold season her time was spent with her daughters, Mrs. Maxfield of Moline and Mrs. Albert Suiter of Rock Island, so when she became ailing the first week in September she went to consult her Moline physician then to the home of her younger daughter, Mrs. Albert Suiter where she took to her bed and gradually grew weaker. A brief time before the final call came, Mrs. Parker was removed to the Maxfield home. All that living hands and medical skill could do, were to no avail-the Great Physician was the only power to heal not the physical but the spiritual and at the above date and hour the tiny silver cord released its hold of the mortal and immortal winged into the haven of rest, peace, and eternal happiness with that Father whom the subject never found a hard Master, only one in whom she placed her every trust-from Him came sustaining grace and love to the end of the earthly journey - then came her great reward-the joyful reunion of loved ones and that glorious presence with Jesus and Home Sweet Home for ever more. Mrs. Parker was of that quiet gentle loving disposition which endeared her doubly to her family and friends-she was always found willing to give of her services in all departments of church, lodge, and other activities. She was identified with the Albany Methodist Episcopal Church and was ever found a consistent Christian servant. She was also a member of the Social Chapter, No. 87, Order of Eastern Star lodge, Albany and an active member of the Albany Women's club. She will be missed greatly. We realize how great is the loss of that kind loving mother to the two daughters that their loss is that mother's rich grain-theirs is a holy cherished memory of her.
Mary Ursely Jordan was the daughter of Sampson and Elizabeth Collins Jordan; she was born July 19, 1861 in Suttonville, West Virginia. When but four years of age she came with her parents to Whiteside County where they settled in Newton and on July 2, 1885 she became the bride of Wilbur D. Parker. Two daughters blessed this union, Flora and Lottie. The family moved to Albany several years ago. Mr. Parker was our rural mail carrier on route 2 out of Albany for several years. He passed away April 28, 1918, since, his widow had resided in the home here where the body was brought Monday evening, accompanied by the daughters and lay in state until Friday at 2:00 p.m. when the last rites were conducted by her pastor Rev. C. H. Duvall of the M. E. Church assisted by Rev. Powell of the Centenary M. E. Church of Rock Island, Ill. During the service as quartet composed of Mrs. E. F. Daw, Mrs. S. B. Diamond, M. S. Rosenkrans, and Aden Mosher of Davenport, Iowa sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "Sometime We'll Understand" and "The Land of Unsetting Sun." The casket was attended by the six nephews: Clay Jordan, Stacy Jordan, Glenn Fagan, Howard Fagan, Dwight Fagen, and Harold Parker, Interment was made on the family lot in beautiful Oak Ridge Cemetery. Survivors are the two daughters, Mrs. Harry S. Maxfield, Moline and Mrs. Albert Suiter of Rock Island, one granddaughter, Miss Virginia Maxfield, one grandson, Edwin Maxfield, both of Moline, one sister, Mrs. L. H. Ferguson of St. Louis, MO., who was with her loved one to the last. The funeral was largely attended. Among some of the relatives and friends from a distance were: Mrs. L. H. Ferguson, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Jessie Fagan, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fagan, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Fagan of Fulton; Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fagan, Davenport, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Gilchrist, Farmington, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Alva Huffman, Woodhull, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. William Ferguson; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Given of Morison, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Miller, Moline, Ill.; Miss Elizabeth Carruthers, Canton, Ill.; Mrs. Lily Snyder, Clinton, Ia.; Clyde Burns, Erie, Ill. [Contributed by Larry Jordan]
ROBERT PARKINSON, 88, of Morrison, IL, died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. Bob was born October 1, 1919, in Le Mars, IA, to Albert and Vivian (Gates) Parkinson. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools. He married Viola M. Strock on December 29, 1945 in Sterling, IL. Bob farmed along with his wife in the rural Morrison area, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Morrison American Legion Post #328 and the Morrison VFW Post #8281. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and riding his motorcycles. Survivors include his wife, Viola; one daughter, Sue (Mrs. Arlyn) Ottens of Morrison; two sons, Kenneth (Deb) Parkinson of Erie, IL and Richard (Deb) Parkinson of Rock Island, IL; six grandchildren, Patricia (Mrs. Mitch) Renkes, Christopher Behrens, Jason Parkinson, Kelly Parkinson, Shellie Parkinson, Sonja (Mrs. Adam) Samek; six step grandchildren, Bart (Cindy) Ottens, Brett Ottens, Nikki (Mrs. Mike) Arians, Stephanie (Mrs. Mark) Hartman, Sheila (Mrs. Rod) Oostenryk, Sara (Mrs. Pat) Young; two great grandchildren, Collin Renkes and Ezra Parkinson; two sisters, Thelma Conrady and Genevieve Piper. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alberta Loughe and Dorothy Bush; one brother, Donald Parkinson.
GERALD F. PARKS, 64, died Oct. 14, 1990 at the Lutheran Mesa Hospital, Mesa, Ariz., following a long illness. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Sterling. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery. Mr. Parks was born Nov. 26, 1925 in Sterling, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robb Parks. He married Marie Saganos, of Brookville, Pa., on Dec. 15, 1963. He was a retired supervisor of Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Scottsdale Elks Club; the Sterling VFW and Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Mrs. Loyal (Caryln) Hahn; one granddaughter; his twin brother, Harold Parks, Sterling; four sisters, Mrs. Ann Teske and Mrs. Lars Cassens, both of Sterling; Mrs. Helen Woodyatt, Dixon; Mrs. Marjorie Hopkins, Pekin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 23, 1990 - Tuesday, pg A2]
ALFRED PARMAN, and his son, aged 6 years, living near Sterling, Whiteside County, were killed in a tornado there recently. (Surname is also reported to be Panmer) (Rock Island Register, Wednesday, 20 June 1860)
ELBERT S. PARMENTER, 81, 620 N. Ottawa, Dixon, died Sunday afternoon at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Jones Funeral home in Dixon. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. The Rev. William C. Carpenter, rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Dixon, will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation or St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Dr. Parmenter was born March 19, 1894 in Lyndon, the son of Allen and Martha (Smith) Parmenter. He graduated from Rush Medical College and practiced medicine in Alpena, Mich. He was the Public Health Officer for the State of Michigan for 20 years. He was the Medical Health Officer for Lee County since 1966, and retired Sept. 1, 1975. He was as member of the American Legion and the Dixon Rotary Club. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William (Julie) Killeen of Birmingham, Mich., two sons, Allen of Washington, D. C. and William of London, Ontario, Canada; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents and two sisters. [Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Monday, September 8, 1975, pg 6; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
JEWELL (BAYLES) PARRILL, 97, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, formerly of Prophetstown, died Feb. 11, 1993, at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gardner Funeral Chapel, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Bruce Janes, pastor of Prophetstown United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Parrill was born Nov. 29, 1895, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Seymour and Ellen (Rumley) Bayles. She attended Northern Illinois University and was a graduate of Browns Business College. She married J. LaRue Parrill, Aug. 26, 1914, in Farina. They lived on the Parrill Homestead before coming to Whiteside County in 1918 where they lived in both Prophetstown and Sterling. She taught in Cloverdale rural school and was assistant teacher and office secretary at Browns Business College. She was also a news reporter for the Prophetstown Echo. She was a member of Prophetstown United Methodist Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978, two sisters and two brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 12, 1993 - Friday, pg A2]
HUMPHREY G. PARRISH. At the home of his brother, I. H. Parrish, in this city, Sunday morning, November 21, 1897, Humphrey G. Parrish, aged 56 years, 2 months and 6 days. The deceased was born at Hartford, Pa., Sept. 15, 1841 and remained in the east until 1876 when he went to Burlington, Iowa. In November, the next year, he came to this city, but only remained a few months, as he left for Nebraska in March, 1878, returning again to this city the following October. Mr. Parrish took charge of the old water works, situated on the hill, immediately after his arrival the last time, and when the plant was moved to its present location he had charge of it there up to seven years ago. In 1890 he went to Oregon and spent a year on the Pacific coast, and since that time he has spent the greater part of his life in this city, although he made frequent but short trips to various parts of the country. He put in a system of water works at Lancaster Wis., and one at Guttenberg, Ia. and last spring he furnished the specifications for system at Cassville, Wis., but was unable to complete the work on account of the state of his health. He was Street Commissioner in this city for two years, and during the past summer he was placed in charge to superintend the erection of the new pump at the water works. He was around in his buggy with Street Commissioner Grierson all day last Friday, and did not go home until after six o'clock. Apparently he seemed as well as usual, but a careful observer could easily detect that his strength had been failing fast of late. His health first began to give way five years ago when he returned from a short trip to Omaha. While there he was burned on the wrist with a brass oil cup, attached to an engine, and it developed into blood poison and eventually was the cause of his death. He was at the water works Saturday until noon, when he went home. From then until the time he died he grew gradually worse, but up to the last moment almost, his mind was very active and ever on his work. He was the oldest of a family of seven and leaves but one brother, I. H. Parrish, the present city engineer, and a half-sister in Florida, to mourn his loss. Mr. Parrish was always kind and respectful to both old and young, and was highly regarded by all. He was a very helpful man in this community in other ways than in the lines of his business, being especially useful in the sickroom, and called upon to nurse a number of our prominent citizens during serious illness. He was a great lover of flowers and trees and the present beauty of the water works park is mainly due to his fostering care. His genial presence will be missed by many. The funeral services were at the home conducted by Rev. J. W. Skinner. The remains were on the 3:08 passenger train this afternoon to the old home at Hartford, Pa. for burial. [Source: unknown newspaper; transcribed by C. Walters]
RONALD E. PARSONS, age 72, of 1817 Third Ave., Sterling, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at CGH Medical Center. Private graveside services will be held Thursday at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling, with the Rev. Philip Gronbach, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling, officiating. Military rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements were handled by McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Ronald E. Parsons was born June 4, 1926, in LaSalle, the son of Benjamin A. and Margaret Mary (Sullivan) Parsons. He was educated in LaSalk schools and was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru Township High School. He married the former Marion Falk of Peru on Sept. 28, 1946, in Peru, Mr. Parsons, a former Daily Gazette city editor, retired in 1988 after 44 years with the Grandon Group Newspapers. He was a veteran of the Navy, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during World War D. He was a member of the Unites States LST Association, the Sterling American Legion, the Illinois LST Association, the Whiteside County Bicentennial Commission, the Regional Board of School Trustees for Whiteside County and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Cheryl A. Lashley: one son, Scott (Candis) Parsons, of Sterling; two sisters and six grandchildren He is preceded by a daughter Mrs. Lynn Ellen Daugherty [Contributed by Cynthia Lane]
ALICE M. (KILROY) PASCHAL, 69, died suddenly early Monday morning (19 Jun 1972) at Fulton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bosma Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lusk Memorial Cemetery, Albany. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Parker was born at Albany on Sept. 19, 1903, the daughter of Albert and Amelia Huggins Curry. She was educated in Newton Township and married Harold Parker at Albany on Sept. 19, 1923. She was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church and the Jolly Farmers Wives Club at Garden Plain. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Mildred) Besse, Erie; Mrs. Theodore (Marjorie) Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sons, Alfred D., Moline; Jerry W., Albany and Donald,, Sterling, 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clifford (Margaret) Rowland, Fulton, and one brother, Robert, also of Fulton. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons and one infant daughter. [Source: The Sterling Gazette, Monday, June 19, 1972, pg 2; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
WILLIAM LEROY PATCH, 80, passed away at the home in Milledgeville at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at the Coleta Christian church Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev Walter Hoak of Sterling officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. E. Shiffer of Rock Falls. Committal will be in the Peugh cemetery, near Coleta. Mr. Patch was born near Coleta Sept. 25, 1870, son of Johnathan and Dorothy Patch. He married Elsie Peugh May 31, 1916, at Coleta. He farmed for a few years and then tool up the vocation of home decorating. He was a member of the Coleta Christian chu8rch. Surviving are his wife; one son, LeRoy of Milledgeville; foster son, James Kane of Rock Falls, and three grandchildren. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Sterling Daily Gazette 31 Oct 1950 Pg 2;3]
ROBERT PATTEN - 73, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA. Bob was born October 8, 1933, in Sterling, IL, to Lester J. and Alta (Kraft) Patten. He was educated in the Galt, IL grade schools and graduated from Rock Falls High School. He served in the U.S. Army and then went on to complete a tool and die apprenticeship program at the General Electric Company. He married Susan J. Howe on June 17, 1956 in Sterling, IL. Bob worked as a tool and die maker at G.E. in Morrison, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church. He was a member and served as vice president of the Morrison area AARP. He belonged to the Quad City Times Plus 60 Club, American Legion Post 296 of Sterling, and the Sterling Moose Lodge. He was a member and past president of the Morrison Lions Club, and he was a member and past Grand Master of the Morrison Masonic Lodge, Dunlap Chapter. He was a member of the General Electric Athletic Association and had served on the loan committee at the Advantage One Credit Union. Survivors include his wife, Susan; one daughter, Krista (Mrs. Steve) Wanzong of Madison, WI; four sons, Jim (Deby) Patten of Belleville, IL, Thomas (Susannah) Patten of Morrison, IL, Steven (Jaclyn) Patten of Rock Falls, IL, Mike (Deane) Patten of Morrison, IL; seven grandchildren, Jamae (Thomas) Nichols, Charles Patten, Samantha Nye, Christopher Nye, Kyle Patten, Alyssa Patten, Grace Wanzong; one great grandchild, Naelyn Nichols; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Olson of Camp Douglas, WI and Mrs. Mary Jane Chidester of Las Vegas, NV; four brothers, Melvin (Irene) Patten of New Port Richey, FL, Gerald (Lorraine) Patten of Sterling, IL, Warren (Eva Jane) Patten of Rock Falls, IL, Tommy (Janice) Patten of Morrison, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jessie Lindley.
ETHEL (FUNDERBURGH) PAULSON, 90, of Morrison, formerly of Fulton, died Monday April 15, 2002 at Morrison Community Hospital. Mrs. Paulsen was born April 9, 1912, in Portland Township, Whiteside County, the daughter of Clarence E. and Grace I. (Huff) Funderburgh. She attended Kingsbury School, rural Whiteside County. She married Roy M. Blasdell on Aug 26, 1929, in Morrison. He died Sept 28, 1970. She then married Henry B. Paulsen on November 11, 1972, in Fenton. He died April 24, 1996. She was a member of Fenton United Methodist Church and attended Gateway Baptist Church, Clinton Iowa. Survivors include three daughters, Edith Weimer of Erie, Ida (Bill) Hovey of Morrison and Susan (Robert) Engelkens of Fulton; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Blasdell of Fenton; a sister, Hazel (Glenn) Martin of Geneseo; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Louis Blasdell and George in infancy; a sister, Ida Mae Funderburg in infancy; three brothers, Earl, Arthur and Roy Funderburgh; and two grandchildren. The funeral is at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Burial at Fenton Cemetery. [Source: The Daily Gazette April 17, 2002]
WILLIAM J. PAXSON - In the death of William J. Paxson, Prophetstown universally mourns, and on is constrained to say that God Almighty has reached out and plucked down of the very choicest of flowers, and in doing has enriched His kingdom. If Christianity is service to humanity, then William J. Paxson was the embodiment of Christianity. His was a life of service, always living his religion and putting into his life tat which he espoused in joining the church. Mr. Paxson lived such a life as to call down the universal encomium of all, in speaking of him, it cannot be said that he had an enemy, and yet he was a man who stood for his rights and what he believed to be just. He was known for his veracity and honor. He could count his friends by his acquaintances. To know Mr. Paxson was to love and respect him. He was one of God's chosen disciples, leading by his noble character those with whom he came in contact. Serving his town and the community in many capacities there is none to condemn but many to proclaim his virtues. Exemplary in habit, in acts, and four square in all the things that go to make for manhood he stood out conspicuous among his followers. Surely his will be a complete inheritance of the kingdom above. [Source: The Sterling Gazette - June 18, 1924; contributed by Debbie Thormahlen]
CAROLE P. (DONOVAN) PAYNE, 72 of Lyndon died Friday, June 2, 2006 at her home following an illness. Carole was born December 8, 1933 in Morrison, IL. the daughter of Paul and Susan (Ernst) Donovan. She married Robert H. Payne on March 22, 1968 in Fremont, NE. He died September 13, 2003. Carole was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had worked at several nursing homes in Nebraska and Illinois. She was a 1952 graduate of Sterling High School and attended Lyndon United Methodist Church. Carole was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the game "greedy." Most of all she loved and cherished her dog "Misty" and her cat, "Popcorn." Surviving are two sons, Mark Doering of Rock Falls and Kevin Doering of Oakland, CA; 3 grandchildren; a brother Paul Donovan of New York; a step-brother Jim (Robin) Gordon of Sterling; and special friends Sandy (Gale) Schroeder of Lyndon. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Kim Denise Doering on May 8, 1969. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2006 at Lyndon United Methodist Church with Pastor Andrew Ploenzke officiating. Gathering of friends and family will be Saturday from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown. [Source: unknown newspaper; transcribed by C. Walters]
ELIZA (WELLS) PAYNE - At her home in this city, on Saturday, November 1, 1895, Mrs. Eliza Wells Payne, aged 87 years, 10 months and 3 days. Eliza Wells Payne was born at East Lebanon, N. H., Jan. 18, 1808. She was married to William Payne in her native village, Nov. 8, 1832, and removed to Jackson County, Illinois, in the summer of 1838, with their three oldest sons, and joined her husband who had preceded her some months, at Vergennes, in that county. Four other sons were born in Jackson and Perry counties, and in the summer of 1845 the entire family removed to Whiteside County, where in 1848 three of the sons died in childhood, in the town of Newton. In 1878 William Payne and his wife removed to Morrison where they have continuously resided during the remainder of their days; the aged husband having died three years, lacking one day, previous to the death of his wife. In all the various circumstances of her life Mrs. Payne was a devoted and faithful friend of the sick and needy, and was continuously self-sacrificing to her family and neighbors, and is well described in Whittier's poem titled "Snow Bound" in which the mother of the family is so faithfully depicted. Her religion was to believe in God and do good to humanity. She was for more than sixty years a consistent and faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in her later years frequently expressed her willingness to join those of her many friends and relatives who had preceded her to that rest which is promised to such as she, and more especially so since the death of her husband with whom she had traveled life's journey sixty years and nine days. She left surviving her three sons; two brothers and two sisters; the eldest brother, Rev. Dennis Wells, having recently passed his ninety-second birthday, residing in Vermont. Her sister Mrs. Marilla W. Dustin, residing in Minneapolis, and Mrs. Lucinda Lovejoy who for two years past has resided with the deceased and Dr. H. K. Wells, who resides in Erie, this county.[Source: unknown newspaper; transcribed by C. Walters]
CHARLES H. PAYSON - Another of the old residents of Rock Falls has passed to his eternal home. Charles H. Payson, who died this morning a little after five o’clock, was of the best known and highly respected citizens of this place. His death was the result of cancer, complicated with other diseases, from which he had suffered since 1882. The deceased was born June 14, 1819, at Ulster, Bradford county, Pa. He was reared and educated at Waverly, N. Y., where in 1848 he was wedded to Mary A. Russell. In 1864, the Paysons left Waverly and came to Sterling, but in the following year they moved to Rock Falls where the family has since resided. Their present abode was one of the first in Rock Falls, having been built by Mr. Payson soon after he settled here. The deceased was a carriage manufacturer for many years. He was the father of four children, Charles Edgar, Harry E., Lizzie E. (who was the late wife of Hon. J. D. [sic] White) and Frank R. The three sons and the widow survive him. A sister, Mrs. L. Ilette, of Chicago, and two brothers of Mrs. Payson, J. P. Russell, of Clinton, Iowa, and John Q. Russell and wife, of Milledgeville, are here to attend the funeral. The sons, Charles and Harry, with their families, will arrive from Maywood today or tomorrow. Mr. Payson was a man of influence and standing in the community; he was widely known and was popular with everybody. All who knew speak in the highest praise of his character; he was noted for his strict integrity and incorruptible honor. While he never belonged to any church he was a regular attendant of the Methodist denomination, and a close follower of the principals of morality. The funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Saturday morning in the late home on Payson St . [Contributed by Charles H. Payson Unknown newspaper found in Scrap Book kept by Bessie White Morrow, page 39. Original, with hand written note above "Sept 7, 1893, in possession of Chuck Rodekohr.]
CHARLES EDGAR PAYSON died early this morning at Watertown, the word of his death being received here about 10 o’clock. The funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. M. A. Payson on Third avenue at 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon. The services will be conducted by the Rev. C. A. Gage, and internment will be in the Riverside Cemetery . Charles Payson was born in Factoryville, N. Y., January 21, 1850 and was married when a young man to Miss Sarah Shirley. Six children were born to the union five of whom survive, Nellie dying while a young lady. The remaining children are H. S., C. H., W. Payson, Herbert and Jennie Payson. The deceased was a member of the I. O. O. F. and was a well liked man during his residence in this city. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends as this time.
Life Passes Out This Morning and Funeral Will be Held at Mother’s Home on Third Avenue Monday.
CHARLES E. PAYSON, better knows as Ed Payson, died at Watertown, Ill., early this morning after a severe stroke of paralysis. He had been afflicted with paralysis before and the fatal stroke was received last night. The body will be brought to Rock Falls this evening on the Burlington road and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Mary Payson on Third avenue, mother of the deceased. The funeral will be held Monday at 1:30 o’clock at the home and the service will be conducted by the Rev. C. A. Gage. Internment will be made in the Rock Falls Cemetery . Charles E. Payson was born at Factoryville, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1850. When a young man he came to Rock Falls with his parents and this city has been his hme ever since. He was married to Sarah Shirley a number of years ago and to this union six children were born. Nellie died when a small child but the mother and five children survive. The children are H. S. Payson, C. H. Payson, W. Payson, Herbert Payson and Jennie Payson. The father of the deceased died a number of years ago, but his mother Mrs. Mary Payson of this city survives him. Mr. Payson was a machinist by trade and was a skilled workman until through sickness he was rendered unable to work at his trade. He was a member of the Rock Falls lodge of Odd Fellows for a number of years.
Last Sad Rights Are Held this Afternoon at Home of Mother on Third Avenue, Internment in this City.
The funeral of Charles E. Payson was held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Payson on Third avenue . The service was conducted by the Rev. C. A. Gage, pastor of the Methodist church. There was a large attendance of long time friends of the deceased. The pallbearers were the following members of the local lodge of the Odd Fellows of which the deceased was a member for many years: A. C. Stanley, L. A. Kline, J. G. Limerick, H. I. Brewer, Ed Adams, Gus Hanson. [Contributed by Chuck Rodekohr, Sterling Evening Gazette, Sterling, IL., 28 Nov 1904, page 6, col. 2.]
MARY ANN (RUSSELL) PAYSON - Beloved Rock Falls Woman Passes Away at 7 O’clock Friday Evening After Long Illness. Mrs. Mary A. Payson died Friday evening at 7 o’clock of congestion of the liver. Mrs. Payson has been in poor health for several month past, but during the past three weeks has been especially poorly, gradually growing weaker until the end came. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church in this city, the Rev. F. W. Nazarine officiating. Internment will be in the Rock Falls cemetery. Mary Ann Russell was born June 2, 1825, near Ithaca, N. Y. She received her education in that city and was married in Waverly, N. Y. in September 1848, to Charles H. Payson. They came west in the spring of 1865 and settled in Rock Falls, where Mrs. Payson has since lived with the exception of three years spent in Rock Island. Mr. Payson passed away in 1893. Four children were born to the union, only one of who survives. He is Frank C. Payson of Mankato Minn. The deceased are C. E. Payson, Harry E. Payson and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth White. There survives also one brother and two sisters, Jacob P. Russell of Brunswick, Neb. Mrs. T. Jeff Smith of Antioch, Ill., and Mrs. Sarah Nichols of Rock Falls . Mrs. Payson was a lifelong Methodist. She united with the First Methodist church of Sterling, later transferring to the Fourth Street church when it was erected. When the Rock Falls church was formed, she was one of its charter members and has always been true to it teachings in every way. She was an upright Christian woman, an angel of mercy and a woman whose memory will serve as a lasting monument to an unselfish life. Those from out of town who are expected to attend the funeral are Miss Daisy Wood, Miss Bessie White and Messrs. Leo and Ralph White of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Frank Payson of Mankato, Minn., Hon. H. L. Sheldon of Champaign . Mrs. Emma Russell of Milledgeville, and Mrs. T. J. Smith of Antioch . [Contributed by Chuck Rodekohr - Sterling Gazette – April 25, 1908, page 6.]
WAYNE C. PEACH, 77, of 31236 Cooper Road, Deer Grove, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at his home near Deer Grove. Prayer services and Mass of Christian Burial were this morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, with Msgr. Thomas Bales, pastor, officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico, with graveside military rites accorded by the Walnut American Legion Post 179. Arrangements were completed by Garland Funeral Home, Walnut. A memorial has been established to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, Walnut Fire Department and Masses. Mr. Peach was born on July 26, 1922, in Walnut, the son of Charles Wilbur and Cora L. (Mead) Peach. He married Theresa R. Egan on June 3, 1947 at Tampico. She died Sept. 19, 1988. He farmed in the Deer Grove and Walnut area for more than 50 years. He served in the Army in the 361st Infantry 91st Division during World War II in North Africa and Italy, and was wounded in action twice. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, the Farm Bureau and Walnut American Legion Post 179. Survivors include two daughters, Mary (G. Joseph) Weller of Elgin and Rita Peach, at home; a son, Michael Peach at home; two brothers, Lyle (Alberta) Peach of Princeton and Willard (Nancy) Peach of Tampico; three sisters, Ila (Chester) Allen of Princeton, Velva Akridge and Lois (James) Hansen, both of Tampico; a granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother. [Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, Wednesday, December 29, 1999, pg A2; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
WILLARD D. PEACH, age 74, of 400 W. Kimball St. in Tampico, IL. died Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Mr. Peach was born on April 9, 1931 in LaMoille, IL., the son of Charles W. and Cora L. (Mead) Peach. He was united in marriage to Nancy Whiteside on June 18, 1954 in Walnut, IL. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at John Deere as a combine repairman for 27 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Tampico Church of Christ and enjoyed reading Louis Lamour books. He loved his grandchildren, working in his garden and doing yard work. He is survived by his wife Nancy of Tampico, IL; three sons Larry (Karen) Peach of Mendota, IL, Ken Peach of Deer Grove, IL., Bill (Diane) Peach of Madrid, IA.; one daughter Barb Peach of Tampico, IL.; five grandchildren; one brother Lyle Peach of Princeton, IL.; two sisters Ila Allen of Princeton, IL., Lois Hansen of New Bedford, IL.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son David, two brothers Wayne and Delmar Peach and one sister Velva Akridge. Funeral services were conducted October 28 at the Garland Funeral Pastor Pearle Lande officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held October 27 at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. A memorial fund has been established in his memory. [Source: The Prophetstown Echo, November 1, 2005; contributed by Debbie Thormahlen]
MABEL (SMITH) PEAL,a former Morrison resident, who followed the profession of a registered nurse, passed away at New Castle, Pa., Sunday morning, where she had resided for about two months. Death followed a heart attack. The deceased was born in Clyde township, the daughter of Wm. Butler and Susana Sykes Smith, and spent her younger days in this city. She was a graduate of the Morrison high school and of the West Side hospital in Chicago. She is survived by her husband, Jackson A. Peal of New Castle; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Zelma Smith Boyd of Morrison, Grover C. Smith of Union, Oregon, Mrs. Vivian Smith Casper of Chicago; a niece, Miss Suzanne Olney of Chicago. One sister, Vida Mae Smith, and her parents, preceded her in death. The remains will arrive in Morrison Tuesday morning and will be taken from the Carney Funeral Home to her sister's home at 505 Portland Ave, that afternoon. Funeral services will be held at Mrs. Zelma Smith Boyd's home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be in Grove Hill cemetery. Friends extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 18 Oct 1937 Front Pg.]
AUGUST PEARSON, 70, of 808 West Second street, Rock Falls, a former local business man, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Sunday in Community General hospital where he was admitted Sunday afternoon. He underwent surgery at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minn., last May and had returned home three weeks ago. The body rests at the Wheelock funeral home in Rock Falls where friends may call. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wheelock's by the Rev. Paul Bloomquist of Fourth Street Methodist church. The burial will be in the Tampico Memorial cemetery. Mr. Pearson was born July 26 1882, in Tampico, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pearson. He was owner of a garage in Sterling for a number of years and later owned and opeaated the Mobile oil station at Routes 88 and 30, from which business he retired four years ago. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel Pearson; a daughter, Mrs. Francis (Dorothy) Hanson of Sterling; a brother, Victor Pearson of Sterling; two grandchildren; four stepdaughters, Mrs John (Retha) Woodring of Berwyn, Mrs. August (Bernice) Jahn of Oak Park, Mrs. Clyde (Betty) Toppert of Prophetstown, and Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) Wetzell of Rock Falls, and three stepgrandchildren. Mr. Pearson was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Flora Pearson, his parents and two brothers, Charles and William Pearson. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 4, 1952 - Monday, pg 2 col 2]
FREDA (LIND) PEARSON, 58, died at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Evanston, Ill., hospital, following a stroke. Her remains were brought to this city on Sunday, and funeral services will be held at the Reynolds Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and at the Bethesda Lutheran church in this city at 2:30 o'clock, with burial in Grove Hill cemetery, Rev. Harry Johnson officiating. Freda Lind was born in Solvesburg, Sweden, March 27, 1881, and was married in Dixon, Ill., in 1906 to Nels [Nils] Pearson [Person], who died in 1909. At the time of her death she was 58 years and 11 days of age. Her parents were Nels [Nils] and Pella Lind, both of whom preceded her in death, together with one brother. Surviving her are a daughter Hazel, wife of George Schroeder of Union Grove township; three grandchildren; five brothers and two sisters, Karl and Ernest Lind of Morrison and the others of Sweden. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 10 Apr 1939 Front pg.]
GERALDINE (WILLIAMS) PEARSON, 1208 West 4th Street, Sterling, was pronounced dead on arrival at Community General Hospital Monday evening (1 Dec 1975) . The body was moved to the Melvin Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. The Rev. Nathan E. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sterling will officiate. Burial will take place in IOOF Cemetery at Rock Falls. Mrs. Pearson was born Dec. 9, 1917 in Garner, Iowa, the daughter of Haskell and Hilda Lundeen Williams. She has resided in the Sterling-Rock Falls area since 1948. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Kathamn of Hackensack, Minn., and Mrs. Francis Smith of Ayrshire, Iowa. Her husband, Paul Pearson, preceded Aug. 1, 1970. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 6, 1975 - Saturday, pg 6]
GRACE (BABER) PEARSON, 83, formerly of North Orange St. Morrison, passed away today (Saturday 20 Apr 1968) at 3:25 a.m. in the Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton, after being in failing health several years. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Tomlinson Funeral Home, the Rev. Charles Klosterman of the First Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Grace Pearson was born May 16, 1884 in Fulton, the daughter of Thomas and Adelia Baber. She was educated in the Ustick Schools and lived many years in the Cottonwood area before moving to Morrison. She married Allan Pearson in 1902. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Morrison. She is survived by one brother, William Baber of Chicago, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents, husband, two sons in infancy and two brothers, Ben and Delbert. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 20, 1968 - Saturday, pg 2]
IDA (ELMENDORF) PEARSON, 78, passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ezra Keefer of Hume. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Wheelock funeral home, Rev. Mr. Wharton of the Tampico Methodist church officiating. Committal will be in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. Ida Pearson was born in Hume township, March 28, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hezekiah Elmendorf, had been a resident of Hume all of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Pansy Keefer of Hume, and two sons, Henry and Melvin Pearson of Hume; also by two brothers and two sisters, Frank Elmendorf of Sterling; Irving J. Elmendorf of Temple, Texas; Mrs. Susan Angell of Austin, Minn.; and Mrs. Ella Jackman of San Bernardino, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers. [Contributed by Melva Taylor The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 1, 1948 - Monday, pg. 2, col. 4]
MARJORIE (CANTLIN) PEARSON age 77, of 217 Sussex Road, Washington Twp., New Jersey died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at the The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Marjorie was born on November 1, 1928 the daughter of Jacob and Darlene West Cantlin. She was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Pearson and he survives with one daughter, Sharon (Frank) Piptone of Westwood, New Jersey; one son, Stephen (Debbie) Pearson of Indianapolis, Indiana; five grandchildren: Kristie, Ryan, Brian, Todd, and Stacey, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Helen Boesen, Marion Cantilin, and Ethel Zimmerman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 12 at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the Rev. Monty Fox, pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from The Prophetstown Echo – April 18, 2006]
MARTHA ELIZABETH (MURRAY) PEARSON - Obsequies for Mrs. Victor Pearson were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Wheelock funeral home, the Rev. A. E. Blomberg, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery. Pallbearers included, August Plautz, Howard Church, Lawrence Church, John Miller, Peter J. Dietz and Ralph James. In charge of the floral tributes were, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Marie McCombs, Mrs. Howard Church, Mrs. Lawrence Church, Delbert Puautz, LaVerne Murry and H. Brinkman. [Contributed by Melva Taylor The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 15, 1949 - Tuesday, pg. 2, col. 2]
WILLIAM H. PEARSON, 73, passed away at 11:15 a.m. today (24 Jun 1943) in his home near Tampico. He had been in poor health for the past 18 months and recently his condition had been worse. He was born February 25, 1875 in Hume Township and always made his home in this vicinity. He was married in June, 1934, to Elsie Franks. She survives him, as do three children, Henry Pearson of Hume, Melvin Pearson of Hume and Mrs. Pansy Keefer of Montmorency. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the home, followed by burial in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. The body was brought to the Wheelock Funeral Home. Rev. Wilhelm Streng, pastor of the Lutheran Church, will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Wheelock Funeral Home until Saturday morning, where friends may call. It will later be take to Hume. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois June 24, 1943, page 6]
GLENN PEEK - Mrs. Frank Elmendorf Sr., 907 Johnson Ave., has received word of the death of her son-in-law, Glen Peek, of Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Peek died at 3 a.m. Saturday at his home. He had been in ill health since the latter part of February when he underwent surgery. Mrs. Peek is the former Syrena (Rene) Elemendorf of Sterling. Funeral arrangements are pending. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 17, 1965 - Saturday, pg 2]
HELEN PELL - Funeral services for Mrs. Nicholas E. Pell of Garden Grove, Calif., formerly of Morrison, were held Saturday afternoon in the Tomlinson funeral home. The Rev. Arent T. TePaske, retired Reformed Church minister, officiated and burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dwayne Pruis; Jay Pruis; Fred Pruis; Raymond Foster; Arthur Pruis and Mennon Pruis. The beautiful floral tributes were arranged by Mrs. Dwayne Pruis and Mrs. Raymond Foster. Mrs. George Huizenga sang, "Under His Wings" and "In the Garden," accompanied by Mrs. Clayton Sikkema. The two daughters who live in California accompanied the body east for the burial. They are Mrs. Hoyt McGuire of Inglewood and Mrs. Lowell Sickle of Tustin.[Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Monday, October 23, 1961, pg 2; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
NICHOLAS E. PELL - Funeral services for Nickolas E. Pell of Garden Grove, Calif., formerly of Morrison, were held Friday in the Tomlinson Funeral Home. The Rev. Bert Van Soest of the Ebenezer Reformed Church officiated and burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Fred Pruis; DuWayne Prius; Clarence Johnson; Arthur Pruis and Jay Pruis. The beautiful floral tributes were arranged by Mrs. Fred Pruis and Mrs. Jay Pruis, Mrs. George Hudzenga sang an appropriate selection accompanied by her daughter, Miss Trudy Huisenga. The body had arrived Thursday morning from California and friends and relatives called Thursday afternoon and evening at the funeral home. [Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Saturday, June 15, 1960, pg 6 col 2; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
GEORGE WILLIAM PENLEY, 75, Sallisaw, Okla., formerly of Sterling, died Saturday Sept. 22. 1984 Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. in the Muldrow First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Higgs officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery, Marion. George Penly was born on May 31, 1909 in Rockwood, Tenn., the son of Luther and Vera Ralson Penley. A deacon of the First Baptist Church, Muldrow, he was retired from the Public School District in Sterling. On Aug. 15, 1931 he married Lillian Grace in Marion. Surviving are his wife,; one daughter, Judith Foote, Columbia, S. C.; two sons, William Penley Aurora and Larry Penley, Chicago; two sisters, Ava Egbert, Rockford, and Kate Bolleger, Chicago; two brothers, Ivan Penley, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Luther Penley, Marion; four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. [Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Friday, October 5, 1984, pg A4; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
WILLIAM C. PENN, 65, of 702 Church St., formerly Albany mayor, died Tuesday at the Samaritan Hospital South, Clinton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Albany United Church with the Rev. Horst Hehr, chaplain of the Samaritan Hosopitals, officiating, preceded by a 1:45 p.m. family prayer service. Burial will be in Lusk Memorial Park, Albany. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Chapel, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. A memorial has been established. Mr. Penn was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Niles, Ohio, son of John and Blanche Penn. He married Hazel Anderson Jordan on Aug. 7, 1969, in Albany. She survives. He was educated in the Vienna and Brookfield, Ohio, grade and high schools. He was employed as union carpenter through Union Local #772, Clinton, Iowa, retiring in 1985. He was a part-time custodian at the Riverbend Schools of Albany. He was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Albany Lions Club and was voted as the club's 1989 Man of the Year. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; three daughters, Mrs. John (Suzanne) Kater, Antioch, Ten.; Mrs. Todd (Alisha) Klouth, Chandler, Ariz.; Mrs. Lee (Belinda) Hagwood, Fulton; one son, Steve Jordan, Albany; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Betty) Godfrey and Mrs. Walter (Lillian) Kandal both of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Richard Penn, also of Warren, Ohio. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois June 6, 1990 - Wednesday, pg A2]
ALICE (JONES) PENTLAND - Mrs. George Pentland, who lives eight miles south of Prophetstown, was the victim of a fatal accident yesterday. Mrs. Pentland had been assisting in the outdoor work at the farm and was driving a binder at the time of the accident, which was at 4 o'clock. The team of horses was frightened and Mrs. Pentland jumped from the seat. When she jumped the lines caught on the seat causing the horses to whirl around in a half circle. Mrs. Pentland was caught on the sickle of the machine and sustained ugly cuts which proved fatal. Doctors were called and everything possible done to help her, but she passed away last evening at 7:15. She leaves her bereaved husband and infant child and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, who reside in Michigan. Mrs. Pentland had lived near Prophetstown and has many warm friends in that vicinity, who will be deeply grieved to hear of the disaster. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 26, 1918 - Friday]
KENNETH D. PENTLAND - - Sarasota, Fla. Kenneth D. Pentland, 69, a former Sterling resident died Friday. Funeral services are to be held in Florida at a later date. Mr. Pentland attended Sterling schools. He married Faye M. Devine. He was a veteran of WW II. He worked many years at Hey Brothers Dairy, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Debbie Murphy, Fla.; Jane Hericken, Tampico; Ellen Conley, Fla.; one son, Kim Pentland, Iowa; nine grandchildren. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 5, 1990 - Monday, pg A2]
DOROTHY (OVERCASH) PEOPLES, 88 of Sterling died Tuesday December 28, 2010 at Coventry Living Center, Sterling. She was born on January 5, 1922 in rural Lee County, the daughter of Lloyd and Ruth (Coats) Overcash. She graduated from Fairview Grade School and from Sterling Township High School class of 1939. She married Edward Peoples on September 20, 1941 in Sterling. He died in January 1946. Dorothy was employed at Middleton Coca Cola as a bookkeeper for many years and was later employed at the Public Aid Office in Sterling. Dorothy enjoyed traveling and photography. She was involved in several civic organizations including Business and Professional Women's Club, Altrussa, Salvation Army and was a P.A.D.S. volunteer for 10 years. She was an active member of East Jordan United Methodist Church for over 60 years. Surviving is her sister, Marjorie Peoples of Sterling; five nieces and nephews: Ruth (David) Rodekamp of Sterling, Brooke (John) Caudillo of Sterling, Mary Jo (Tom) Babler of Naperville, Kym Overcash and Gary (Terry) Overcash of DeForrest, WI; nine great-nieces and nephews: Jennica (John) Smoke, Matthew (Karen) Rodekamp, Sarah (Michael) Bathan, Luke (Tracy) Babler, Jamie (Tom) Richards, Travis Rodekamp, Lori Schroud, Chris Overcash and Amanda (Jeremy) Espinoza; eleven great-great-nieces and nephews: Elizabeth, Cara, Kennedi and Emilee Richards; Bethany and Brett Smoke; Eden and Claire Rodekamp; Michaela, Sam and Riley Bathan and Adeline Babler. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother Glenn; a sister Mary Alice and a nephew Lynn Overcash. Funeral services will be held on Friday December 31, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the East Jordan United Methodist Church in Sterling with the Reverend Fritz Bartles and the Reverend Thomas Babler, co-officiating. Burial will follow at the Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation is Friday from 9:30 10:30 a.m. at the church. Arrangements completed by the McDonald Funeral Homes [Contributed by D. Frederick Birely]
PEARL (JANVRIN) PEOPLES, 84, died Saturday afternoon at the Resthaven Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Tomlinson Funeral Home. The Rev Thomas Badler of Memorial United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Clyde Cemetery. Visitation is Monday (tonight) from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. She was born April 27, 1893 in Clyde Township, the daughter of Edward and Grace Kennedy Janvrin. She was educated in the rural schools and attended Browns Business College in Sterling. She married Charles Peoples on Dec 4, 1914, in Morrison, and he proceeded in death on Jan 8, 1972. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Malvern United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Homer (Phyllis) Geison, of Savanna; three sons, Robert of Savanna, Warren of Sterling, and Norbert of Sulphur, LA; 20 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, and one brother. A memorial has been established. [Source: The Whiteside Sentinel, June 9, 1977; contributed by: Jayne Kennedy Sweger]
ROBERT JANVRIN PEOPLES, 85, of Savanna, died Wednesday at Coventry Living Center, Sterling, Ill. Burial will be in South Clyde Cemetery, rural Morrison, Ill. He was born March 9, 1920, to Charles and Pearl Jarvrin Peoples in rural Morrison. He attended South Clyde Country School and graduated from Morrison High School in 1938. He farmed most of his life. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Savanna, and a former member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Malvern, Ill. He also was a member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. Survivors include one brother, Norbert (Jeanette) Peoples of Sulphur, La.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Peoples and Marjorie Peoples, both of Sterling; and 17 nieces and nephews. A memorial fund has been established in his name. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and five nieces and nephews.[Source: unknown newspaper; transcribed by C. Walters]
NICHOLAS PERINO, infant son of Syl and Julie Harms Perino, 811 Buell Road, Rock Falls, died at birth Monday evening (18 Jan 1988) at Community General Hospital. Private graveside services were held Thursday afternoon at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico, with the Rev. Thomas Risley, pastor of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Rock Falls, officiating. Arrangements were completed by the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Monte and Anthony, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Harms, Rock Falls; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Perino, Deer Grove, and his paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Warling, Rock Falls.[Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 21, 1988 - Thursday, pg A2]
ELINOR B. PERITZ - Funeral services for Mrs. Ray (Elinor B.) Peritz of 808 King st., Port Chester, N.Y., were conducted by the Allen Funeral Home, 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. James Odom, pastor of the Fourth Street Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Roscoe Eades was organist playing The Lord's Prayer and Nearer My God To Thee. Pallbearers were James Andrews, Wesley Bogott, Clrence Sheldon, William Hill Jr., Cal Yeager and Phil Ward Jr. Flowers were cared for by Swartleys. Relatives atteded from Glen Ellyn, Evanston, Morrison; Port Chester, N.Y.; Weston, Mass; and Park Ridge and Omaha, Neb. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
EMMA PERKINS : Funeral services for mrs. Emma Perkins, whose death occurred Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emery Pfundstein in Erie, wereheld Friday afternoon at the Erie Christian church, preceded by a prayer service at the home. The pastor, the Rev. Melvin Fiscus officiated. Two selections, "The Last Mile of the Way" and "Sunrise" were sung by Mrs. Robert Pfundstein of Fort Wayne Ind., with piano accompaniment by Mrs. William Brown. Casket attendants were two nephews, Worthy Matthews and Lee Gammon, and these friends, William Brown, John Florence, Edgar Florence and Irl Shrad. The many beautiful floral tributes were in charge of Mrs. William Hogarth, Mrs. Edgar Florence, Mrs. Robert Cocking, Mrs. Irl Shrader and Mrs. Charles Muesse. Interment was in the Erie Cemetery. Relativees and friends from out of town attending the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pfundstein of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Mr. and Mrs L. H. Matthews of Chicago, Miss Lottie Gridley of Cicero, Mrs. T.Vanderzee of Hastings, Minn., Mrs. Allen Fiedler of Fountain City, Wis., Mr and Mrs. James Black of Prophetstown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller of Morrison, Mrs. Nellie Zimmerman of Rock Island, Mrs. Arvid Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. William Sheets all of Geneseo and vicinity, Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins and son George and Mrs. Donovan Hannis of Spring Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mathis of Davenport Ia.[Sterling Gazette 27 February 1943]
GEORGE E. PERKINS - Funeral services for Dr. George E. Perkins who died Sunday morning (06 Oct 1940) in an Iowa City hospital were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home in Geneseo with the Rev. Judson Perkins of Muscatine, Ia., a nephew of deceased, officiating, and at 2:30 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Church in Geneseo, where the pastor, the Rev. John McGown Stevenson was assisted in conducting the rites by the Rev. Melvin Fiscus of the Erie Christian Church. Two selections were sung by Miss Susan Ogdon with organ accompaniment by Mrs. Earl Offerle, both of Geneseo. Casket attendants, grandsons and two other relatives of the deceased were as follows: Arvid Zimmerman of Geneseo, George Perkins, Donovan Hannis and Arvid Lodge, all of Spring Hill, Fred Regge of Chicago, and Lawrence Kiner of Prophetstown. Included among the large number in attendance were the following relatives and friends from Erie and vicinity: Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins and daughter Eleanor and son George, Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Hannis and Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Lodge all of Spring Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Pfundstein, Henry Pfundstein, Miss Pearl Pfundstein, Bert Pfundstein, Mrs. Clarence Schaver, Rev. and Mrs. Melvin Fiscus, Mr. and Mrs. Franz Hubbart, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carr, Mrs Margaret Matthews, Worthy Matthews, Mrs. Lee Gammon, Mrs. Frank Hubbart, Mrs. Irl Schrader, Mrs. Judson Ashdown and daughter, Carol, all of Erie. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois October 9, 1940 - Wednesday, pg 6]
GEORGE A. PERKINS, 75, of 306 E. Third St., Prophetstown, died Dec. 15, 1993 at Prophets Riverview Center, Prophetstown. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Harry Prince officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service Saturday at the church. The Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established. Mr. Perkins was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Springhill, the son of George O. and Julia (Parson) Perkins. He attended Springhill Grade School and graduated from Erie High School in 1935. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1942 with a B.S. from the College of Engineering and was a member of the Triangle Fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific. He married Myrtie Backer Sept. 5, 1945, in Peoria. After World War II, he returned to Springhill where he worked with his father. In 1952 he purchased the business and owned and operated Perkins Plumbing and Heating, Prophetstown, for 35 years, retiring in 1952. He was a member of First Congregational Church, Prophetstown, where he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees, chairman of the Board of Deacons, and Sunday School teacher; served as president of Prophetstown Lions Club in 1959; served on the Prophetstown Park District Board from 1967-1972; served 13 years as a volunteer fireman and for several of those years, served as assistant-fire chief; served many years on the local Boy Scout Council; was president of the Prophet Hills Country Club in 1962; was a former member of H.C. Adams Library Board; was raised in Erie Lodge No. 667 and transferred to Prophetstown Lodge No. 293 where he served as Master in 1957 and secretary from 1980-1990; was a member of Valley of Moline Scottish Rite and in 1976 received the Moline Cross Award; member of the Tebala Shrine, Rockford, where he was Potentate's Aide; member and past president of Rock River Valley Shrine Club; past president of Two Rivers Scottish Rite Club; was member of Minerva Chapter No. 6, Order of Eastern Star, Prophetstown; was conferred the 33rd degree of Freemasonry Sept. 29, 1982, at the annual session of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite, St. Louis, Mo.; and was a member of Sterling-Rock Falls Barbershop Chorus. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Kleo Becker of North Smithfield, R.I.; one son, George Frederick Perkins of Normal; two granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. Arvid (Ruth) Lodge and Mrs. Albert (Esther) Luchman, both of Geneseo, and Eleanor Hill of Geneva.[Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 16, 1993 - Thursday, pg A2]
SOPHIE (GERDES) PERKINS, 94, of Madison, Wis., and formerly of Erie, died Thursday (14 Oct 2004) at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Erie Christian Church where she was a member. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church. The Gibson Funeral Home in Erie is in charge of arrangements. She was born Oct. 9, 1910, in Lee County, Ill., to Edward and Mattie Cornelius Gerdes. She married Frank Perkins on Feb. 24, 1938, in Erie. He died in 1975. She was employed as a telephone operator with the former Erie Telephone Co. She also worked as a nursing assistant with Morrison Community Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn (Larry) Field of Madison; a daughter-in-law, Betty Perkins of Erie; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
MOLLY E. (COPPER) PERRIN, 91, former Prophetstown resident, died on Friday (25 August 1967) at Crestview Nursing Home in Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Gardner Chapel in Prophetstown. The Rev. Paul Olson will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Friends may call on Monday afternoon and evening at Gardner Chapel. Mrs. Molly Perrin was born on July 1, 1876, in Crawford County, Wis., the daughter of Oscar B. and Viola W. Copper. After being educated in the Crawford County schools, she was married to Frederick Perrin of Wauzeka, Wis., on June 26, 1902 in Prairie du Chien, Wis. After living in DeSoto, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Perrin moved to Walworth, Wis. Following a move to Lawrence, Mich., the Perrins settled in Prophetstown in 1932. Mrs. Perrin then left Prophetstown in 1963 to move to Los Gatos, Calif. After residing in Los Gatos for 2 years, Mrs. Perrin moved to Crestview Nursing Home in Indianapolis, where she died. Mrs. Perrin was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Congregational Church. Surviviors include one son, O. C Perrin, former publisher of the Prophetstown Echo, now residing in Los Gatos, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. L. W. Cannon, Indianapolis, Ind.; and three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Perrin was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette August 28, 1967 - Monday, pg 2]
ALBERT PERRY - Burial rites for Albert F. Perry were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Melvin Funeral Home with the Rev. J. F. Eshbaugh of the West Jordan Lutheran Church officiating. Organ selections played by Mrs. J. H. Linn were "Rock of Ages" and "What a Friend We Have In Jesus." The interment was in Riverside Cemetery with Harry Fisch, George Capp, John Wolf, Ross Wolf, Howard Weidel and Lester Pfundstein as pallbearers. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. George Capp, Mrs. Harry Fisch and Mrs. Wayne Knox. [Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Monday, August 4, 1952, pg 2 col 2; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
BERNEITTIE (HEFNER) METZLER PERRY, 82, of 703 W. 10th St., Rock Falls, died Saturday evening (13 Feb 1988) at the Sterling Care Center. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Blair Funeral Home, Rev. Melvin Chasteen officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rock Falls. Visitation is today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A memorial has been established. Berneittie Perry was born July 3, 1905 in Alabam, Ark., the daughter of Charlie and Nancy (Fields) Hefner. She married Everett Metzler Dec. 17, 1924 in Tekamah, Neb., and then married Frank Perry Dec. 31, 1943 in Tekamah, Neb. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Doug (Pauline) Holder, Rock Falls, Mrs. Bill (Arline) McKinnis, Rock Falls; two sons, Everett and Samuel Metzler, both of Sterling; one stepson, Keith Perry of Freemount, Nebr.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. James (Nancy) Pettit, and Mrs. Edna Peters, both of Freemount, Neb., and Mrs. Frankie Johnson of Hastings, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 11 step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren. Preceded by both husbands; two brothers and two grandchildren. [Source: The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Monday, February 15, 1988, pg A2; contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
KATHRYN W. (HAAK) PERSON, 99, of Sterling, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at CGH Medical Center. Mrs. Person was born July 5, 1910, in Sterling, the daughter of Emil and Lizzie (Zook) Haak. She married Roy E. Person on March 2, 1930, in Clinton, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 14, 1972. She was a member of East Jordan United Methodist Church, Sterling. Survivors include a daughter, Nellie Jane Thorpe of Sterling; three sons, Alfred (Shirley) Person of Lanark, Richard (Joyce) Person of Polo, and Steven (Patricia) Person of Dixon; a sister, Arlene Copenhaver of Deerfield; a brother, Melvin (Elaine) Haak of Polo; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by five sisters, Helen Ogata, Lydia Lambert, Marian Haak, Betsy Meisel, and Evelyn Saunders; three brothers, Eugene, Richard, and Edwin Haak; and a grandson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with Fritz Bartels, pastor of East Jordan United Methodist Church, Sterling, officiating. Burial will be at East Jordan Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to East Jordan United Methodist Church, Sterling. [Contributed by Maggie Haak]
GARY L. PESSMAN, 58, of 730 Milnes Drive, Morrison, died Thursday at Morrison Community Hospital. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. The Rev. Tod Shook, pastor of First Baptist Church, Morrison, and the Rev. Wendell Davelaar, pastor of First Christian Reformed Church, Fulton, Ill., will co-officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. He was born Dec. 7, 1945, in Clinton to Lambert R. and Jennie L. Temple Pessman. He married Barbara A. Hunter on March 14, 1968 in Morrison. He was educated in the Fulton grade schools and was a graduate of Fulton High School. He was an owner/operator truck driver for 37 years and was based in the Morrison and Fulton areas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee. He was a board member of Deerview Condominium Association. Survivors include his wife, Barb; a daughter, Melissa Pessman of Davenport; his mother, Jennie L. Pessman of Fulton; and a sister, Mrs. Carolyn (Keith) Hageney of Washington. [Source: The Clinton Herald December 20, 2003]
JENNIE (TEMPLE) PESSMAN, 84, of Deer Park, WA. formerly of Fulton, IL., died Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at the Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA. Jennie was born January 30, 1921 in Morrison, IL., to Louis E. and Stella (Hook) Temple. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. She married Lambert R. Pessman on March 29, 1944 in Fulton, IL. He died September 2, 2002. Jennie farmed with her late husband in the Garden Plain area of rural Fulton, IL. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Fulton and the church's Rebecca Society and had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a "Pink Lady" volunteer at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, IA with 1000 volunteer hours. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and sewing. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn (Mrs. Keith) Hageney of Deer Park, WA.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Barb Pessman of Morrison, IL.; one granddaughter and her fiancé, Melissa Pessman of Davenport, IA. and Chris Barnhart; two brothers, Arthur L. Temple of Clinton, IA. and Robert Temple of Stockton, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lambert; one son, Gary Pessman; one grandson, Allen Pessman, one sister in infancy; two brothers, John and Evert Temple. Burial at Fulton Twp. Cemetery. [Source: unknown newspaper; transcribed by C. Walters]
RUBY (OTTENS) PESSMAN, 91, of 503 S. Madison St., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1986, in her home. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Morrison Christian Reformed Church preceded by a family prayer service. The Rev. Steven Alsum will officiate. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Willis, Leon, Philip, Russell and Donald Ottens and Edward Dykema. Mrs. Pessman was born Feb. 14, 1895, in the Garden Plain Township, to Charles and Henrietta (Bootsman) Ottens. She married Joseph Pessman in 1912. He died July 7, 1963. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County Schools and was a member of the Morrison Christian Reformed Church and the Ladies Aid Society of the Church. She was a past member of the Board of Directors of Resthaven Nursing Home and had resided for the past 40 years in the Morrison area. Prior to that, she had lived in the Thomson and Fulton area. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rulof (Genevieve) VanVuren, of Morrison; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Alice) Bielema, of Fulton; and four brothers, Ren, Henry, and Garrett, all of Morrison, and Charles of Fulton. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, a great-grandson, a sister and four brothers. [Contributed by Joyce Kimmel]
DR. HERBERT LEROY PETTITT, 72, former assistant state director of public health, passed away early Thursday morning at his home in Morrison, after an illness of over a year's duration Dr. Pettit, a physician and surgeon in Morrison for more than 40 years was influential in Whiteside County politics and was chairman of the Republican County Central Committee for several terms. He was born June 19, 1875 in Rock Falls, attended the Chicago College of Pharmacy and later received his medical degree at the University of Illinois in 1906. He was past president of the Morrison Rotary Club, a mason, a First Lieutenant in the medical corps during World War I, president of the Whiteside Tuberculosis Society for the past 10 years and assistant Illinois state health officer from 1941 - 1942. During World War 2 he was chief medical officer of the Illinois War council. The funeral of Dr. Herbert L. Pettitt, former Assistant Director of Public Health in the State of Illinois, who died at his home here Thursday morning after a year's illness will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock (CDT) Sunday afternoon, the pastor, the Rev. Richard B. Heydinger, officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Dr. Pettit became ill about a year ago and was confined to the Sterling hospital for several weeks. He returned home, later going to Santa Monica, Calif. shortly after the first of the year. His illness became more serious while in California and he spent some time in a hospital there. He returned to Morrison about two weeks ago and has been bed-ridden ever since. Dr. Pettit was named Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health from 1941 - 1942 and was chief medical officer for the Illinois War Council since 1942. He also formerly served as Whiteside county physician. [Source: Dixon Evening Telegraph 08 May 1948]
DENNIS PETTORINI, 26, 1306 Woodburn Ave., died early this morning at his home. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Melvi-Schilling Funeral Home, with Father Russo of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. till service time on Wednesday. A memorial has been established in his memory. Born on Nov. 6, 1956, in Sterling, the son of Anthony and Barbara Gibson Pettorini, he was employed at Self Help Enterprise. Survivors include his father, Anthony Pettorini, Sterling; his mother, Mrs. Margarito (Barbara) Rangel, Sterling; five brothers, Patrick, Rock Falls, Barry and Ronald, Sterling, Brian Richmond, with the United States Navy, Norfolk, Virg., and Michael Rangel, Sterling; two sisters, Robbin, Knoxville, Tenn., and Pam, Sterling; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hemminger, Dixon. He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael in 1964. Police Probe Pettorini Death - Sterling Police Department is currently investigating the death of 26-year-old Dennis G. Pettorini of 1904 1st Ave., Sterling. Police were called to Pettorini's resident at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday after his body was located by Pettorini's roommate. At this point, police do not suspect foul play and an inquest into the death is pending. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 23, 1982 - Tuesday, page A4]
CATHERINE (WETZELL) PEUGH, Catharine Wetzell was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1852, and passed away March 29, 1926, at the age of 73 years, 4 months, and 21 days. She came to Whiteside County in November 1855, with her parents, Jacob and Susana Wetzell, and four brothers and three sisters. She lived in Genesee Township to the time of her death. On the 4th day of February, 1875, she was united in marriage to William C. Peugh. To this union five children were born: Herman, Zella, Herbert, Verna, and Albert. Albert passed away Nov. 11, 1901, at the age of 13 years. Mrs. Peugh in her childhood days attended Sunday school in what was known as the old Hazel Green school house, a community Sunday school. On June 15, 1879, she became a member of the Coleta Christian Church under the leadership of D. J. Howe. She was a faithful member and for many years taught in the Sunday School. She taught up until a week before she passed away. Mrs. Peugh not only was interested in her own local church, but took a large interest in the missionary work of the church, having been a member of the Women's Missionary society. She was a generous supporter of the church. She was a patient sufferer, never complaining in failing health. Besides her husband, W. C. Peugh, she leaver her children, Herman Peugh, Mrs. Frank Anthony, Herbert Peugh, and Mrs. Roy Partridge; two brothers, Samuel Wetzell and Jacob Wetzell, and many relatives and friends to mourn her passing. [Source: The Sterling Gazette, 6 April 1926; contributed by Larry Reynolds]
CHARLES BOTTS PEUGH, an old and very highly respected citizen of Genesee Township, whose home was two and a half miles south of Coleta, died Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after an illness of pneumonia lasting several weeks. Mr. Peugh was a prominent and useful man in this vicinity and he leaves hundreds of warm friends who will deeply regret his death. He was a man who was loved in his family and by the public. He was honest, generous, upright and kindly. All of his dealings were unassailable; his word was as good as his bond; he has lived a good and useful life, and leaves vacant a place which can never be filled. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the late home of the deceased at 2 o'clock. The Rev. C. Marlow, pastor of the Coleta Christian Church, was the officiating clergyman and the interment took place in the Peugh Cemetery, near the Peugh home. Charles B. Peugh was born Dec. 9, 1819, in Bath County KY., and died Jan. 9, 1903 at the age of 83 years and one month. In September at the age of 26 he was married to Jane Landon. To this couple were born 13 children - John L., Eliza, Samuel, Wm. C., Margaret, James L., Viola B., Sarah A., Malinda R., Nora E., and Cora M. all of whom are living. Elizabeth Shannon and one infant are dead. Mr. Peugh had officiated as an elder in the church for about sixty years. He was a conscientious, faithful Christian man, whose influence was ever for the uplifting of others and whose effective and untiring efforts have done much toward building up the church and its interest. Mrs. Peugh survives her husband, and she has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. [Source: unknown newspaper, transcribed by C. Walters]
HAZEL PEUGH, 85, of Sterling died Tuesday. Sept. 21, 2004, at KSB Hospital. Mrs. Peugh was born Oct 24, 1918, in Morrison, the daughter of Levi and Catherine (Rohde) Fletchic. She married Ralph Peugh on Feb 19, 1958, in Davenport Iowa. He died Aug. 25, 1963 She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Sterling, where she taught Sunday school, a 50 year member of Whiteside County Home Extension: a 4-H leader with the Jordan Super Sallies: and a pink lady at CGH Medical Center. Survivors include a son. Raymond (Donna) Peugh of Polo, two daughters, Nancy Cox of Kissimmee, FL. and Connie Ricklefs of Sterling, two half-sisters Helen Harms Dixon and Lucille Noack of Moline; two grandchildren: and three-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Linder two brothers, Charles Fletchic and LeRoy Fletchic; and a half-brother, Lloyd Henson. The funeral is at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling, with the Rev. Philip Cronbach, pastor, officiating Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Sterling. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Schilling Funeral Home. Sterling In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Sterling. [Contributed by Cynthia Lane]
JANE PEUGH, another pioneer settler of Genesee Township, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 1905, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milo Pittman, near Milledgeville. The subject of this sketch was born in the state of Indiana March 28, 1827, being at the time of her death aged 78 years, 8 months and 17 days. She was married in her native state to Charles Peugh. Shortly after their marriage they came to Illinois and for many years resided on a farm near Coleta. Mrs. Peugh was the mother of twelve children, all of whom are living but two, John Peugh and Mrs. Frank Shannon. The surviving children are William, Lewis and Samuel Peugh, Mrs. Milo Pittman, Mrs. Eliza Grubb, Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Mrs. William Hoover, Mrs. Harley Gleason, Mrs. Abbie Flynn and Mrs. Belle Pearson of Tama County, Ia. The ten children were all permitted to attend the last sad rites which were held from the Christian Church at Coleta, Sunday at one o'clock. The officiating pastor was Rev. Marlow assisted by the other ministers of the town. Besides her immediate family she is survived by forty grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Her husband passed away about three years ago. Since his death she had resided on the old homestead until two weeks ago she broke up housekeeping and was planning to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Pittman, and her son, Samuel Peugh, but she was not permitted to do so, as shortly after making the change she was taken ill with stomach trouble which caused her death as above stated. The deceased was a good Christian woman, honored and respected by her family and friends. Grandma Peugh's familiar face will be missed in the family circle by her children and grandchildren. The body was laid to rest in the Peugh Cemetery south of Coleta. J. H. Shirk of this place had the funeral in charge. [Contributed by Karen Fyock, undated Scrapbook Clipping]
JOAN E. (POLTE) PEUGH, 62 of Rock Falls died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Joan was born April 18, 1945 in Sterling the daughter of George and Gertrude (Dussler) Polte. She married Robert Peugh on January 24, 2006 in Rock Falls. Joan was a department manager for K-Mart for 30 years retiring in 2006. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, served on the church council, and was active in the choir and bell choir. Joan enjoyed golfing, traveling, bird watching, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are her husband Robert of Rock Falls; 2 daughters Conni (Phil) Ulmschneider of Ft. Smith, AR. and LeAnn (Mark) Rodewald of Clinton, IA.; 2 sisters Bobette Hostettler of Moline and Georgiana "George" (Jim) Brandt of Phoenix, AZ; a brother Marvin (Phyllis) Polte of Manlius; 5 grandchildren Kristin, Jordan and Alec Ulmschneider, and Gage and Jared Rodewald. She was preceded in death by her parents. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rock Falls with Reverend Henrietta Milner, officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation is Friday from 4-7 p.m. in McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls and Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at the church. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
MARTHA PEUGH, aged 81 years, passed away at 9:30 o'clock Monday (7/14/1930) evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank [Elvira] Deets of Milledgeville. She had been in poor health for some time, suffering from the infirmities of old age. Funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Deets home and 2 o'clock in the Christian Church of Coleta, Rev. C. W. Marlow of Polo officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery south of Coleta beside her husband, who died 25 years ago.
Martha E. Peugh, daughter of Isaac and Barbara (Hannah) Swearingen, was born in Pennsylvania March 14, 1849, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elvira Deets in Milledgeville, July 14 , 1930. Her age at death was 81 years, four months and seven days. She had three brothers, Martin, Ira and Minor and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Stanley and Minerva Hurless. Only one brother Ira now in the nineties remains. The deceased was united in marriage to John Peugh January 30, 1868. Two children were born to this union, Ora, deceased, and Mrs. Elvira Deets. A foster daughter Birdie Peugh also mourns her death. Mrs. Peugh united with the Christian Church under the preaching of Ira J. Chase in the seventy's in which fellowship she remained until death. Mrs. Peugh with her parents and other members of her family, immigrated from her native state to Ohio and from thence to Illinois, living in the vicinity of Coleta and Milledgeville. After her husband died nearly 25 years ago she remained in her home south of Coleta for 12 years and then moved to Milledgeville, where she had since resided. Mrs. Peugh was not in any sense a public woman. While undemonstrative she was genuine and of sterling character. Her husband found in her a true helpmate and her children found in her a true hearted, and affectionate mother. None was turned away hungry from her door. She retained her industrious habits up till the close of life last spring when very feeble in health she planned to plant her garden, she was fortunate in having the best of care making her home since last December with her daughter, Mrs. Elvira Deets. Miss Birdie also tenderly cared for her several weeks during her last illness. She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter, Mrs. Elvira Deets, foster daughter Miss Birdie Peugh, one brother Ira of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her many friends will miss her.
Funeral services were held from the Frank Deets home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock at the Christian Church in Coleta. Miss Irene Buffman and Letta Garwick sang several beautiful selections, with Mrs. Arthur Rosenberry at the piano. The pallbearers were Grant and George Fleming, D. O. Warehime, James Hanna, T. K. Schell and Dr. H. E. Erickson. [Source: Contributed by Larry Reynolds / The Sterling Daily Gazette, July 25, 1930, pg 10, col 7; contributed by Larry Reynolds]
MARY HELEN (KELSEY) PEUGH, 88, of Genesee Township, died Saturday, November 26, 2005. She was an elementary school teacher in Dixon, Coleta and Sterling schools for over twenty-five years. Mary Helen was born December 23, 1916 in Iowa Falls, IA. the daughter of Maxwell and Edna (Kratz) Kelsey. She married Russell Peugh on August 20, 1946 in Iowa Falls. Survivors include her husband, Russell; four sons, Wayne (Edith) Peugh of Dunlap, Keith (Kathy) Peugh and Merle (Karen) Peugh, both of Sterling, Lloyd (Dorothy Humphrey) Peugh of Littleton, CO; one sister, Alice Moore of Littleton, CO.; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Brown, Kate Clark, Jane Boelts; and one brother, Robert Kelsey. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Christine Gilbert officiating. Visitation will be from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Monday at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. Burial will be at Peugh Cemetery, Coleta. [Source: unknown newspaper; transcribed by C. Walters]
ORA PEUGH, one of the best known men in Genesee Township died Thursday (2/01/1917) morning about six o'clock of tuberculosis of the throat and lungs. The funeral was held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Martha Peugh, south of Coleta. The services were in charge of Rev. Thompson, of Coleta, and interment was made in what is known as the Peugh Cemetery. The deceased was born and raised in Genesee Township, being about forty years of age at the time of his death. He was one of the best known men of the northeast end of the county, being a jovial fellow and a thorough business man. He followed farming and made a success of it. For several months he had been ailing with tuberculosis of the throat and lungs, and while he had kept up and around, his health was gradually undermined until he was forced to give up and take to his bed. He was the son of Mrs. Martha Peugh, his father having died a number of years ago. He leaves besides his mother a young daughter, Grace. [Source: The Sterling Daily Gazette, February 3, 1917, pg 3, col 5; contributed by Larry Reynolds]
ROSS V. PEUGH, 74, 911 4th Ave., Sterling, passed away Friday afternoon in Community General Hospital after a lengthy illness. funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Brace E Johnson, pastor of the First Christian Church of Sterling, officiating. The burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Peugh was born Oct. 14, 1888 in Genesee Township, south of Coleta, the son of Louis and Alice (Cocord) Peugh. He was educated in the Coleta Schools and lived south of Coleta until 1920 when he moved to Sterling where he was employed by the Whiffin Wholesale Grocery for several years. Later he worked 15 years at the Russell, Burdsall and Ward bolt and Nut Co., retiring in 1953. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Sterling. He was united in marriage to Susannah Bryson, who survives along with one daughter, Mrs. George (Edna) Gleason of Akron, Ohio; one son, Lyle R Peugh of Sidney, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Ward (Jennie) Hannah of Milledgeville and one brother, Fay Peugh of Mount Morris. He also leaves four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Jessie Gerdes.
Funeral services for Ross V Peugh of 911 4th Ave., Sterling, were conducted at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev Brace Johnson, pastor of the First Christian Church of Sterling, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Roscoe Eades was organist and John Honens sang "Rock of Ages" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Lawrence Myers, Mrs. Lloyd Myers and Arlyn Bryson and Swartley's. Pallbearers were Oscar Barthel, Leland Bryson, Lawrence Myers, Walter Oltman, Dwight Turner and William Tyne. Relatives attended from Akron and Sydney, Ohio; Mount Morris, Milledgeville, Chicago, Moline and Bloomington. [Source: The Sterling Daily Gazette, May 11 and May 14, 1963; contributed by Margaret Mangers]
RUSSELL ELMER PEUGH, 90, of Genesee Township, died Wednesday, November 30, 2005 in his home. He was a life-long farmer on the family homestead. Mr. Peugh was born December 31, 1914, the son of Herman and Anna (Deets) Peugh. He married Mary Helen Kelsey August 20, 1946 in Iowa Falls, IA. She died November 26, 2005. He and his brother Rex were the fourth generation to own and operate the family farms in Genesee Township. Russell had been a board member at the First United Methodist Church and Whiteside County Farm Bureau for a number of years. He served on several area school boards from 1955-1985 including, Washington School, Genesee Township Schools, Coleta School and Sterling Unit 5. Survivors are four sons, Wayne (Edith) Peugh of Dunlap, Keith (Kathy) Peugh, Merle (Karen) Peugh, both of Sterling, Lloyd (Dorothy Humphrey) Peugh of Littleton, CO., eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother Rex (Betty) Peugh and one sister Helen Mitchell both of Sterling. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2005 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Christine Gilbert, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Peugh Cemetery, Coleta. Visitation will be 4:30-6 p.m., Friday, December 2nd at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, at the church. [Source: unknown newspaper; transcribed by C. Walters]
SUSANNAH MAE (BRYSON) PEUGH, formerly of Sterling, died Sunday evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Gleason in Akron, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home. [source: The Sterling Gazette, Feb 13, 1967]
Mrs. SUSANNAH M. PEUGH, 82, formerly of 911 4th Ave., Sterling died at Akron, Ohio, Sunday. Mrs. Peugh was born Jan 15, 1885, in Clyde Township (Whiteside County), the daughter of Jesse and Anna Kimbley Bryson. She was a member of the first Christian Church of Sterling and the Women's Missionary Society of the Church. Mrs. Peugh is survived by one son, Lyle Robert Peugh, Sidney, Ohio, one daughter, Mrs. George (Edna) Gleason of Akron, Ohio of Akron, Ohio, four sisters, Mrs. Belle Barthel of Moline, Mrs. Myrtle Bushman of Lyndon, Mrs. Hazel Manning and Mrs. Fay (Floxie) Mott of Sterling, one brother Pearle Bryson of Moorehead, Minn., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services for Mrs. Peugh will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Brace Johnson of the first Christian Church of Sterling officiating with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. [Source: The Sterling Gazette, Feb. 14, 1967]
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling for Susannah Mae Peugh, formerly of 911 4th Ave., Sterling, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Gleason of Akron, Ohio. The Rev. Brace Johnson, pastor of the First Christian Church of Sterling, officiated at the services with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Roscoe Eades was at the organ and Mrs. Albert Giffrow sang "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Flowers were cared for by Swartley's, Mrs. Dorothy Myers, Mrs. Kathleen Book, and Mrs. Lois Peterson. The pallbearers were Earl Martin, Hayden Moore, Lawrence Myers, Willard Nelson, Walter Oltman and Earl Fine. [Source: The Sterling Gazette, Feb. 7, 1967; contributed by Margaret Mangers]
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