James Farris Adair, Sr.
Marcelline, Ill, March 14, 1880
     Editor Whig: Sic. - Were it a common thing, at this day and age of the world, for a man to live to the expiration of almost 94 years, there would not be so much inducement to write. But when we consider that the one referred to was, perhaps, the oldest man in this section of the country, the inducement to write is strong.
     Mr. James F. Adair died at his home, one and a half miles east of Marcelline, on Monday, March 8, at 5 A. M.
     Mr. Adair was born in New Castle county, Delaware, in 1786; but he emigrated to Bourbon county, Kentucky, when but a youth, and was married to Martha Turner, June 4, 1811. From Kentucky Mr. Adair removed with his family to Boone county, Missouri, in 1822 and thence to Adams county, Illinois, in the winter of 1830-31, crossing the river on the ice at Louisiana, Mo., in the latter days of December, and settling on the farm which has since been his home.
     He survived his wife only a little over a year, as she died December, 1878, over 84 years of age. It is said that his father lived to the age of 101. They have had eleven children, and all of whom are living except two, and all being at the funeral except one, Mrs. James, of Denver, Col. William Adair, the oldest, is living in Keokuk, Ia., at the age of 68 years. Mr. Adair has thirty-four of his second, about thirty-four of his third, and one of his fourth generations.
     Politically, he was a whig as long as the party retained that name, and has since been a republican. He never took a conspicuous past in politics, although he adhered very closely to his party, and has been a constant subscriber for THE WHIG almost from its origin until his eyes became so dim he could not see to read.
     He belonged to no society, but I do not think it would be using the slightest egotism in his part to say, that for honesty and morality he was surpassed by none; he was a truly exemplary citizen, and it would be well had we a few more such examples to imitate.           C. F. A.

[source: The Quincy Whig, March 18, 1880, Page 8, transcribed by Debbie Gibson, (My GGGGrandfather)]

Sterling Alexander
Sterling Alexander, 77, Carthage, died at 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Carthage.
He was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Quincy, the son of Ollie Mitchell and Lois (West) Alexander. He married Doris Marie Phillips May 23, 1948, in the Huntsville Methodist Church. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Philip and his fiance, Carol, Quincy, Alan (Carla) Alexander, Quincy; two daughters, Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, Des Moines, Iowa, and Janet (Terry) Alexander, Carthage; eight grandchildren, Matthew Alexander, Lori Seymour, Tracey Usherwood, Tim and Cory Alexander, Emily Alexander, Rebecca Fitch and Mark Geissler; four great-grandchildren, Brady, Ariel, and Tatum Usherwood and Cole Alexander; two brothers, James (Carolyn) Alexander, LaPrairie, and Lloyd (Joan) Alexander, Augusta; and one aunt, Ruth Lillis, Golden.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Augusta High School in 1945. After high school, he farmed 16 years and then was employed as a salesman for Graham Implement in Carthage. He was an avid fan of antique John Deere tractors. He then managed the Monsanto Ag Center, Carthage. He and Doris owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Carthage from 1973 until their retirement in 1989. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carthage, and served on many boards and committees. He loved to sing in the choir.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church, Carthage, with burial in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.
Printy Funeral Home, Carthage, was in charge of arrangements.
[Eagle Publications, October 27, 2005, submitted by Sara Hemp]

Robert W. Albright
Robert W. Albright Robert W. Albright, 84, of 403 S. 16th, died at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday (March 12, 1980) in St. Mary Hospital. Mr. Albright was born Aug. 2, 1895, in Quincy, a son of James R. and Elizabeth L. Pruellage. He married Dorothy Weisenburger, July 11, 1936. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Western Catholic Union and Elks Lodge. He was an associate of the former Ricker National bank for many years and later was a receiver for the National Banks in this area. He was business manager of Quincy Clinic for five years and also worked as a real estate broker. He owned and operated the Bourne Magazine Agency at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife; and two brothers, Carroll F. of Miami, Fla., and James G. of Downers Grove. He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home and 10:30 in St. Boniface catholic Church conducted by Msgr. John Bertman. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Caroline P. Alexis- , 90, passed away on 8th of September 2007 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Since a mild stroke in 2003, she lived with her daughter Georgiann Heidbreder and husband John in Quincy, Illinois but had lived most of her life in the area around Carlisle-Harrisburg, PA. She was born on August 3, 1917 in the village of Daphne near Sparta Greece, daughter of Alec and Georgia Panagotacos. She immigrated to the United States in December 1932. She graduated from Johnstown High School in Johnstown, PA and was married for 55 years to her husband Peter who predeceased her.
Caroline, also known as, Calliope, was a life long member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the Philoptochos Society, the Daughters of Penelope, the Sts. Anna and Joachim Society, all of Camp Hill, PA, and recently the St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Christian Mission of Quincy, IL. After she retired from the State of Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept., she served several philanthropic organizations, working with other Greek women of the community to enrich the lives of others. She delivered Meals on Wheels for nearly 20 years and served as the Orthodox liaison to Christian Church Women United. She was a warm, loving, and caring person who made everyone feel at home. She was well known for her home cooking, especially her Greek dishes and pastries.
Survivors include three children, John Alexis, Esquire of St. Paul, Minnesota and wife Carol, Georgiann Heidbreder and husband, John of Quincy, Illinois and Stella Wagner and husband Michael of Denver, Colorado, and three grandchildren: Jonathan and his wife Ellen, of New Albany, OH, Alex and his wife Eugenia, of New Rochelle, NY, and Nicole Heidbreder, of New York City and four great grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday September 15th at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011 by Father Costas Keares. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery in Carlisle, PA. Visitation will be from 7- 9 p.m. Friday, September 14th at the Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St., Camp Hill, PA.

[Published in the Patriot-News from 9/11/2007 - 9/12/2007]

John S. Anderson,
    Well known Quincy resident is dead. Passes away at home after being confined to bed for nine weeks. First Located here 65 years Ago; very wealthy.
Death is caused by complications of diseases--Was Eighty-Seven Years Old--Lived in Huntsville and Mt. Sterling. John S. Anderson, one of the best know residents of Quincy, as well as one of the wealthiest, died at his home, 608 Broadway, last night at 9:35 o'clock, death being due to a complication of disease incident to old age. He had been in poor health for some time and had been confined to his bed for the past nine weeks. The decedent was born in Berlin, Md., February 1, 1827, being eighty-seven years, six months and seven days old at the time of his death. He came to Quincy for the first time about sixty-five years ago. He first engaged in the dry goods business, having been affiliated with Cowles & Brittingham. Later he married Miss Melvina Young, who preceded him in death eighteen years.
     Soon after his his marriage he and his wife moved to Huntsville, Illinois, where Mr. Anderson engaged in the mercantile business. They then moved to a farm and he raised fine stock. Twenty-five years ago he located in MT. Sterling, where he engaged in the real estate and loan business. He returned to the city in 1901 and continued in the real estate and loan business until his health failed.
     The only organization to which he belonged was the Masonic fraternity, and while he retained his membership, he had not been active in this order for several years.
He is survived by five daughters, all of whom were at his bedside when he died, and one son. The daughters are Mrs. J. T. Clark, of Harrisburg, Illinois; Mrs. G. S. Harris of Galesburg, Illinois; Mrs. B. F. Rea and Mrs. A. J. Jones, both of Portland, Oregon, and Miss Mary Anderson with whom he had made his home for a number of years. The son, H.F. Anderson, of Dallas, Texas, is general superintendent of the Texas lines of the M. K. & T. railroad. He is also survived by one sister, Miss Marie Anderson, of Berlin, Md. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed."

[Source: Obituary of John S. Anderson, in The Quincy Herald Whig newspaper, August 1914 - submitted by Clark Wilson, Gr. Gr. Grandson]

Elizabeth Babcock
    Elizabeth Babcock, 78, of South 12th died Wednesday (Feb. 20, 2008) while visiting her niece, Lisa Lynn King and her husband, Dana, in Branson, MO. As per her request, she was cremated in Branson. Mrs. Babcock was born March 1, 1929, in Kingston, a daughter of James and Opal Buffington. She married Paul Babcock on March 28, 1948, in Quincy.
    She had worked as a cook at Ellington Grade School and several years as a cook at Moorman Manufacturing Co. The last few years she was employed at WalMart.
    Survivors include a daughter, Kelle Mock; a granddaughter, Brianna; a grandson, Kamdan; and two sisters, Deloris Jean “Jackie” Walter of O’Fallon, Mo., and Patricia Klusman of Cordele, Ga.
    Services: A private graveside service will be held Wednesday in Greenmount Cemetery.

[Source: Submitted by Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth - Quincy Herald Whig]

Paul Babcock
    Paul Babcock, 56, of 6800 Broadway, died at 8:26 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1978) in St. Mary Hospital, where he had been a patient for five days. Mr. Babcock was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Liberty, a son of Henry and Lydia Kistner Babcock. He married Elizabeth Buffington March 28, 1948, in Quincy. He was safety director for Moorman Manufacturing Co. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church.
    Surviving are his wife; a son, Randy Babcock of Champaign; and a daughter, Kelle Ann Babcock, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Marshall Semingson and the Rev. S.K. Jensen. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. The family suggest memorials be made to Union United Methodist Church.
    From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection

[Source: submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Iola M. Baderk
     Mrs. Iola M. Bader, 61, of 9 Grandview Drive, a retired nursing assistant, died at 10:14 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 21, 1993) in Blessing Hospital. Born Nov. 29, 1931, in Beverly Township of Adams County, Mrs. Bader was a daughter of John D. and Sylvia Diehl Sparks. She married Carl Bader Oct. 25, 1958, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Feb. 3, 1974.
    Mrs. Bader was a nursing assistant at the Illinois Veterans Home for 19 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and Eagles Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy L. and Edward E. Leferinghouse, both of Quincy; four brothers, Kenneth and Lawrence Sparks, both of Quincy, Robert Sparks of Payson and Dale Sparks of Maywood, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Della Mae) Tournear of Quincy; and four grandchildren, Lisa Lefringhouse of Quincy and Shawn, Nick and David Lefringhouse, all of Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Bader was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lefringhouse; a grandchild., Julie Lefringhouse; and a brother, Vernon Sparks.
    Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Patrick (Mo.) Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 tonight and until time of services Tuesday with a wake service at 7 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

[Source: From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Louise Artz,
    Louise Artz, 83, a former active member of Quincy's Vermont Street United Methodist Church, died at 4 a.m, Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) in Manor Care in Venice, Fla. Born Jan. 2, 1915, in Hull, Mrs. Artz was a daughter of Charles and Rozena Fantz. She married Charles A. Artz Nov. 5, 1944. He died Jan. 9, 1988. Mrs. Artz graduated from Hull High School and attended Western Illinois University. She taught in School No. 7 at Barry and at Kinderhook Elementary. Mrs. Artz lived in Glen Ellyn for 40 years coming back to Adams County in 1985 and had lived at Barry Route 1. She was an active member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church in Quincy. Survivors include two sons, John C. Artz of Daly City, Calif., and Allen L. Artz and his wife, Sally of Quincy; two grandchildren, Gregory Artz of Quincy, and Jennifer Morgan of Florida; a sister, Enid Pryor and her husband, Ben, of Florida; a brother, Bernard Fantz and his wife, Gerri, of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Gladys Fantz of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Artz was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Leo Fantz and George Truman Fantz. An informal visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Vermont Street United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Street United Methodist Church or the Hospice of S.W. Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
[Source: Permission given to Ella from The Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL, Nov. 22, 1998 - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Nell V. Lemme Elledge Bader
Nell V. (Lemme) Bader Born: Mon Feb 7, 1927
Died: Wed Oct 2, 2013
Visitation: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri Oct 04, 2013; Location: Niebur Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Fri Oct 04, 2013; Location: Niebur Funeral Home

    Nell V. Bader, 86 of Pittsfield, IL passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. Nell was born in Decatur, IL on February 7, 1927, the daughter of William B. and Lola C. Green Lemme. She married James C. Elledge in Quincy, IL on December 7, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1965. Nell later married Howard O. Bader at Bader, IL on December 27, 1969 and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1980.
    When Nell was two years old, the family moved to Scott County, IL where she attended Naples School for three years, later moving to Bluffs and graduating from Bluffs High School. She was a graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, and Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL.
    Before becoming a teacher, Nell worked at the Quincy Medical Clinic at 14th & Main in Quincy. She was an elementary school teacher for thirty-two years teaching third through sixth grade in Baylis and later teaching school in Pikeland Unit #10, Pittsfield, teaching the fourth grade class at South School in Pittsfield.
    Nell’s interests were her grandchildren, traveling, gardening, and bird watching. She was a member of the Missouri Botanical Society, Morgan County Audubon Society, member and past president of the Pittsfield Garden Club, Sorosis Club and Country Couples. She enjoyed going to the theater and to concerts and was a volunteer for Illini Hospital for twenty plus years. She was an active member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church and cherished her Church family and friends’.
    She is survived by her grandson, Joshua James Elledge and great-grandson, Wyatt Case Elledge of St. Louis, MO; her granddaughter, Brianna Marie Elledge of Clarksville, TN and daughter-in-law, Judy L. Elledge of Clarksville, TN. Two granddaughters Amy Christine and Sara Melissa of Washington state, daughters of her son by a previous marriage also survive along with one nephew, Rene C. Lemme of Vienna, IL and one niece, Karen Ann Ridenour of Bellville, OH; step-son Verne Howard (wife Cathy) Bader of Meredosia, IL and one step-daughter, Mary Elaine Bader of Browning, IL.
    Her parents, one brother, Gordon C. Lemme of Bluffs, a cousin, Vera Magill, and her only child, Kevin Case Elledge of St. Louis, MO in 2007, preceded Nell in death.
    Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with the Rev. Dave Kelly officiating. Interment will be in the Baylis Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.

[Source: Submitted by Sara Hemp]

Calot E. Baker
Death of Cal Baker.
For Days He Fought Against the Hand of Death.
Had Never Before Been Under the Care of a Physician.
His Memory Will Long Be Kept "Green" by Many Friends.

Baker, Calot E.
     Calot E. Baker is dead. The news, while not unexpected, will come as a shock to many friends throughout the city who will find it hard to realize that the man who but a few weeks ago was apparently in the best of health, has gone out of the world. Up to the time of his last illness, it had been Mr. Bakers' boast that he had never been under a physician's care. Three weeks ago he was attached with malarial fever, which resulted in softening of the brain. His condition was so weakened that he was unable to withstand the disease and after a brave fight succumbed to the inevitable, Mr. Baker died at his home, 628 Spring Street where he was removed several days ago from Blessing Hospital, when it was found that he was beyond medical aid.
     Cal Baker, as he was known to everybody, was one of Quincy's most widely respected citizens. For over a quarter of a century he had been engaged in the grocery business and in all his business dealings he was the soul of honor.

     Mr. Baker was born March 21, 1845, in Schaghticoke, New York. When a boy of 15 he passed through Quincy with his step-father, Dr. Bassett, on a trip to Texas. In those days railroads did not traverse the country, as they do now, and the long journey from New York state to Texas and return was made in a covered wagon, or "prairie schooner".
     Soon after his return to New York the civil war began, and Mr. Baker, then a lad of 17, enlisted as a buglar with the First New York mounted riflemen, being obliged to give his age as 18 to enter the service. He served three years with the First regiment, and on receiving his discharge, re-enlisted, acting a few months longer in his old capacity as bugler. After his final discharge from the army the young man returned to his home at Schaghticoke and soon after came to Quincy to take up his residence. He secured a position as clerk in a dry goods store which he retained for several years. In 1867 Mr. Baker was married to Miss Isabelle Brown, daughter of William Brown. Soon after his marriage Mr. Baker entered the grocery business, forming a partnership with Charles Colburn, now of Kirksville, which was dissolved only a few years ago.
His Fraternal Relations
     Mr. Baker was a member of Lambert Lodge, A.F. & A.M., a Knight Templar. He was also prominent in Grand Army circles and was a member of Quincy Lodge of Elks. Mr. Baker took an active interest in the organizations to which he belonged and did good work for all of them. He was an energetic man in business and went into any enterprise with which he became connected with all his might. Three or four months ago Mr. Baker was warned by his physician that unless he took a rest his system would break down, but he ignored the warning and was at his place of business every day until it became necessary for him to keep his bed.
     Cal Baker probably had as many friends as any man in Quincy, and held them to the last. He was kind and generous, and many a man has him to thank for aid given in an extremity. Always pleasant, affable and cordial, he made friends of mere acquaintances and his life was one such as is not frequently seen.
The Bereaved Family
     The widow, Mrs. Isabelle Baker, survives. There are also a nephew, Fred Baker who was connected with his uncle in business, and a niece, Mrs. Charles R. Wisdom, of McCloud, Cal. Dr. W.H. Baker, of this city, is a second cousin.
     The funeral services at the residence will be private. At the Unitarian Church there will be services in charge of Lambert Lodge of Masons. The time for the funeral has not been definitely decided upon and will be announced later.

[Source: The Quincy Daily Whig, Sept. 8, 1903, Page 1 - Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Elder Bastion
     The Fowler Matter explained. Editor Journal: In your notice of the death of Elder Bastion at Fowler, you unintentionally do the church at that place great injustice, and in the same notice give the Quincy church and its worthy preacher undue and unsolicited credit. Mr. Toof is out of the city so I wish to say for him, that the twenty-five dollars he took out with him to assist in defraying the funeral expenses, was not needed, the Fowler church having raised eighteen dollars at once and Dr. Reynolds, of that congregation, having advanced twenty dollars more, making more than was needed for present use. Elder Bastion had only been employed by the Fowler church about two weeks and had been dangerously sick during that time. He was cared for by Fowler church most tenderly. Miss Mary Berrian cared for him and his nurses and friends at her comfortable home, and Dr. Reynolds gave him the best medical care. So the Fowler church has done all that has been done and all that could be done to make his sickness bearable. Elder Bastion had married children living at Sullivan, Ill., where his remains were sent for burial. Of their circumstances I know nothing. If it appears necessary or desirable that the remainder of his expenses shall be raised, Mr. Toof and the Quincy church will do liberally in that behalf. Until then give the good brethren at Fowler full credit, and us none at all. Respectfully, Charles M. Gilmer
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Tuesday, Feb 26, 1884 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Mrs. Eulelia (Hogan) Bentrop
Mrs. Eulelia (Hogan) Bentrop, 75, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Quincy, died Monday (April 18, 1983) in Albuquerque. She was born Dec. 27, 1907 in Quincy, a daughter of John and Lois Kennedy Hogan. She married Alfred Henry Bentrop Jan. 28, 1932 in Quincy. He died Jan. 29, 1971. She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois Clark of Albuquerque and Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Lakey of Wichita, Kansas; a sister Mrs. Russell Pipe of Peoria; four grandchildren; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenmount Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Newsome conducting. Arrangements are in charge of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
[Contributed by David Bethard]

Alfred H. Bentrop
Alfred H. Bentrop, 64, of 1003 South Twenty-first, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1971)at 1:55 p.m. in St. Mary Hospital. Mr. Bentrop was born April 21, 1906 in Quincy, a son of William D. and Hanna Elligsen Bentrop. He was married to Eulelia M. Hogan Jan. 26, 1932, in Quincy. He was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ and at the time of his death he was merchandise manager at Quincy Hardware and Leather Co.. He had formerly been employed by Tenk Hardware Co. for over 40 years. Mr. Bentrop was a charter member and past president of the American Business Club. He was treasurer of the Tri-County association for the Crippled Children. He was an avid golfer at Westview and was interested in athletics. Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Ann Clark of Albuquerque, N. Mexico and Mrs. Richard (Nancy Ann) Lakey of Florissant, Missouri; a brother, Walter of Quincy; two sisters, Miss Mamie Bentrop and Mrs. Ruth Sandifer, both of Quincy, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and his parents. Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Zehender Robinson Stormer Funeral Home. Dr Edward Kohlmann will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. ( Information: Mrs. Lois Ann Suddath Buried Greenmount Cemetery February 1, 1971 Was living at 1003 S. 21st Street, Quincy Illinois)
[Contributed by David Bethard]

George Martin Berblinger
George M. Berblinger Succumbs to Heart Failure
     George M. Berblinger, aged 48, died without medical attendance Sunday morning. The coroner was notified and impannelled a jury. After hearing the evidence a verdict was rendered to the effect that deceased came to his death from heart failure, superinduced by a complication of diseases. A wife and six children survive him.
     Berblinger had formerly been a driver for Campbell Brothers, but on account of illness was compelled to quit work last January. The coroner says it is one of the worst cases of destitution which has come under his notice since he has been in office. The family live at Second and Kentucky streets. Deceased was a nephew of ex-Supervisor Berblinger.

[The Quincy Whig, July 5, 1898, Pg. 3 - submitted by Charla Weisenburger]
     The remains of the man named Berblinger, an account of whose sudden death appears elsewhere in this issue, were buried in Graceland Cemetery yesterday afternoon, after services at the house.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, July 5,1898, Pg. 7 - submitted by Charla Weisenburger]

Margaret Elizabeth Berblinger (Wolf)
     Mrs. Margaret Berblinger, widow of the late George Berblinger and one of the pioneer residents of the city, passed away last evening at 8:30 o'clock at the home of her son, George Berblinger, who resides on a farm about five miles north of Plymouth, Ill. The deceased had not been in good health for some time and was a frequent sufferer - with kidney trouble, which is given as the cause of her death.
     Mrs. Berblinger was 69 years old and for more than half a century was a resident of Quincy. Her husband, George Berblinger, died a year ago last April. He was for many years proprietor of the Farmer's Home at Ninth and Hampshire streets. Four weeks ago Mrs. Berblinger went to Plymouth to visit with her son for several weeks. Besides the son near Plymouth she is survived by one son. Edward J. Berblinger, and one daughter, Miss Caroline Berblinger, both of whom reside at the family home, 416 Vine street.
     Undertaker Frieberg went to Plymouth this morning and returned home with the remains this afternoon. The arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.

[The Quincy Daily Journal, Nov. 13, 1906, - submitted by Charla Weisenburger]

Nona Margaret Berblinger
Three-year-old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. G. Berblinger Dies of Inflammation of the Bowels
    Nona Margaret, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. George Berblinger, died at the home of her parents, 916 South Tenth street early yesterday morning, death being due to inflammation of the bowels from which the child had suffered since last Friday.
    She was born in Quincy on February 19, 1911, and was therefore 3 years, five months and ten days old at the time of her death. She was enrolled in the primary department of St. John's Lutheran Sunday school and was a general favorite with both teachers and pupils.
    She is survived by her parents, one brother, Clarence, aged 6 years, one sister, Esther, aged 3 months, Mr. Berblinger's mother and Mrs. Berbliger's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Degitz of Adams, Ill.

[The Quincy Whig, July 30, 1914, Pg. 5 - submitted by Charla Weisenburger]

Louisa Bernhardt
     Mrs. Louisa Bernhardt died on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George W. Dasbach, of “grip” and bronchitis. Deceased was born in Prussia and came to America in 1851. She was 57 years of age.

[Source: The Quincy Whig, Dec. 31, 1891 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Block 10, Lot 238 on South Side aged 57yrs 4d
Also buried in the same lot
Katherine Arent, w/o Fred, and son Louis, died Mar. 1873
West Side
August F. Dec. 12, 1833 - Mar. 26, 1872 aged 39yrs 3m 14d
East Side
Ida A. Dasbach born Bernhardt w/o George W. Sept. 12, 1856 - Jan. 18, 1892 aged 35yrs 4m 6d
North Side
Bernhardt children of A. F. and L. C.
Sophie D. Nov. 30, 1857 - Oct. 24, 1875
Ottilie M. Aug. 24, 1862 - Sept. 27, 1864
August F. June 21, 1865 - Sept. 11, 1865
[Source: Woodland Cemetery, Vol. II, 1846-1990]

Ettje Marie Bienhoff (Aden)
     Mrs. Ettje Marie Bienhoff nee Aden, was born on the 27th day of October, 1868, in Golden, Illinois. Her parents were Hinrich Menne Aden and Ettja Marie, nee Leners. In early infancy she was received as a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Holy Baptism. After she had reached the age of discretion she was instructed in the Way of Salvation and renewed her baptismal covenant on the 6th day of April 1884, on which day she was confirmed by the Rev. G. Eisele.
     On the 17th day of January 1887, she was united in marriage to E. M. Bienhoff by the Rev. Louis von Rague of Quincy, Illinois. For a number of years the family made their home near Goodland, Kansas. Later, They made their home on the farm two miles south of this city where they resided until a few years ago when they made move to Kensington. But city life was not satisfactory to them, and shortly before Christmas of last year, they moved back to the farm. But it was not given her to remain there for any length of time. For some time she had been troubled by gall-stones. Finally, an operation was considered the only remedy. So on last Wednesday evening she went to the Norton hospital with her husband, where she underwent an operation Saturday morning. After the operation, she was considered on the road to recovery, but God willed it otherwise. Last Monday morning, she breathed her last and fell asleep in Him whom she always had loved and confessed as her Savior.
     She leaves to mourn her death her husband, E. HO. Bienhoff; three sons, Henry, Renke and Albert; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Schroeder of Athol, Mrs. Wm. Jenlken of Franklin, Nebraska, and Gertrude and Freda, who are still at home; besides a number of grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
     Mrs. Beinhoff reached the age of 58 years, 4 months and 10 days. She was laid to rest in St. John's Lutheran cemetery this afternoon, her pastor, Rev. Chr. Bunge, officiating.

Who are these like stars appearing,
These, before God's throne who stand?
Each a golden crown is wearing;
Who are all this glorious band?
Alleluia! hark they sing,
Praising loud their heavenly King.
These are those whose hearts were riven,
Sore with woe and anguish tried.
Who in prayer full oft have striven
With the God they glorified;
Now, their painful conflict o'er,
God bid them weep no more.
(Transcribed by Judy Kinney on May 29, 2008 from the obituary collection of Clara Diercks Finton)

Blanche M. Black
     Mrs. Blanche M. Black, for 15 years a resident of Quincy, died at her home, 222 York street, at 6:35 o'clock last night,
of tuberculosis. She had been ill nine weeks when relieved her sufferings. During her residence here, she had made many friends,
who mourn her death. Born in Xenis, Ill., December 6, 1881, she was was 33 years old when death claimed her. She was the Daughter
of Patrick Monical.
     Surviving, besides the husband, Thomas Black, and the daughter Elsie, are her parents, two brothers, Frank and Elmer Monical of Keokuk,
and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Griffith and Mrs. Garnet, also of Keokuk.
     The funeral of the late Blanche M. Black will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the residence, 222 York street. Interment
will take place in Graceland cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.

[Source: Quincy Daily Journal, May 10, 1915, Pg. 5 - Transcribed by Stephanie]

Louis E. Blickhan
     Louis E. Blickhan of 710 South Fifth street entered rest yesterday morning at 1:10 o'clock, following an illness of one month of laryngitis.
Decedent was born in Quincy October 21, 1871, and was 43 years old at the time of demise. He was the son of William and Susan Blickhan, and
was married to Miss Josephine Meckes. There are no children. He had made Quincy his home his entire lifetime, and was well known. Always devoted
to his friends, and willing at any time to go out of his way to do a kindness for another, he was esteemed and respected by many. He was a
devoted member of the St. Mary's Catholic church, and a member of the Brewery Drivers' union, being employed by Lemp's Brewing company.
     The funeral of the late Louis E. Blickhan will be held Tuesday, tomorrow, morning, at 8 o'clock from the residence, 710 South Fifth street,
and at 8:30 from St. Mary's Catholic church. Interment will take place in St. Boniface cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.

[Source: Quincy Daily Journal, May 10, 1915, Pg. 5 - Transcribed by Stephanie]

Henry A. Blunck
     Henry A. Blunck, who was born in Neumenster, province of Holstein, Prussia, on May 7, 1853, and came to America in June, of the year 1870, directed
to Quincy, died at 9 o'clock Saturday night at the state hospital in Jacksonville.
     In March, 1871, he left Quincy, and went on the road, as a cigar maker, and continued in this occupation until March 20, 1878, where he stopped
at a town in Iowa, where he was married to Elizabeth Winter. The young couple lived in Iowa until the fall of 1881, when they came to Quincy. After
coming here, Mr. Blunck went into the cigar store business, and continued in it until he was stricken.
     He had many relatives, among them brothers and sisters in Germany, and their deaths in the great European war affected his mind, causing his death.
He lived in this city at 626 North Eighth street, and had been sick but a month, nephritis hastening his end. He leaves his widow to mourn his loss.
     Friends are invited to attend the funeral services over the remains of the late Henry A. Blunck, which will be held at the residence, 626 North Eighth
street, at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The services will be in charge of the Cigar makers' union, who will attend in a body, and then take a
special car to Graceland cemetery.

[Source: Quincy Daily Journal, May 10, 1915, Pg. 5 - Transcribed by Stephanie]

Alvira Bowman
     Alvira, daughter of Thomas and Mary Davis, was born in Morgan Co. Ill, Feb. 1st, 1857, and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Sylvia) Manigold, Feb. 13, 1933, aged 76 years, 12 days. On Nov. 11, 1877, she was united in marriage to John Will Bowman, who passed away 18 years ago. To this union were born seven children, one daughter, Mrs. Ella Kistner, and one son, Arthur, preceding their mother in death. She leaves to mourn her loss, three daughters, Mrs. Rubie (Pearl) Oitker and Mrs. Clarence (Sylvia) Manigold of Richfield, and Mrs. Roy (Ruth) Metz of Carthage; two sons, George Bowman of Silverton, Oregon, and Harry Bowman of Macomb; two brothers, Wm. Davis of Canada and John Davis of Oklahoma; three half brothers, George and Charles Davis of Barry, and Hiram Davis of Colorado; four half sisters, Mrs. Arminda Campbell of Barry, Mrs. Vilinda Fusselman of Oklahoma, Mrs. Mary Eager of Colorado, and Mrs. Malinda Drage of Beverly; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Donald Robert Kistner. Besides her immediate family and relatives, she leaves a host of friends who will greatly miss her.
    She spent the latter years of her life with her three daughters and one granddaughter, Mrs. Floyd (Alma) Hofmeister. In early life she united with the Methodist Church and remained a loyal member until God called her to her Heavenly home. She will be greatly missed in the church and Sunday School, as it was here she loved to be, and was always in her place when her health permitted. Her life was one of service and sunshine not only to her own family, but to all with whom she met. But in faith we look forward and know she has only gone on ahead, so we do not say goodbye, but rather, “Farewell, ‘till we meet again”.
    Funeral services were held at the Kingston Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with burial in Kingston Cemetery, Rev. Hardy, officiating.

[Source: From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. Contributed by Ella Tittsworth]

James Bowman
James W. Bowman, 66, of Chicago, formerly of Clayton, died Monday (Sept. 16, 2002) in Chicago. Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Adams County, Mr. Bowman was a son of William Merrill and Lottie Mixer Bowman. He married Janet Franko on Nov. 26, 1980, in Chicago. She survives. Mr. Bowman was a mechanic for Gordon Trucking in Chicago for many years. He attended school in Clayton and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 797 AF&AM and the Mechanics Union Local No. 701. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Michael McLinn and his wife, Katy, of Chicago; a daughter, Donna Webb and her husband, William, of California; two grandchildren, Cristy Goans and Steven McLinn; a brother, Walter "Butch" Bowman and his wife, Jean of Jay, Okla.; a sister, C. Geraldine Husemann of Coatsburg; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his parents; a son Gerald McLinn; and a brother, William Gerald Bowman. Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday in the Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton by the Rev. Thomas Kamprath. Burial will be in Kingston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Contributed by Ella Tittsworth]

Jennie Bowman
Mrs. Jennie Bowman, 87, 1623 College Avenue, died at the home of a sister, Mrs. M.S. Cabell, 401 York street, Sunday morning at 11:15. Death was the result of a heart attack. Born in Camden, MO, October 21, 1843,, she had lived in Quincy thirty-five years. The husband, Henry Bowman, died twenty-five years ago. Surviving are the sister, Mrs. M.S. Cabell of Quincy, and a son by a former marriage, William Brandon of Quincy. Mrs. Bowman was a baptist and attended the Immanuel Baptist Church.
[Taken from the Quincy Herald Whig, Dec. 22, 1930, Transcribed by Mindy]

William G. Bowman
William Gerald Bowman, 76, of Clayton, died at 10 a.m. Sunday (June 6, 1999) in his home. Born June 28, 1922 in McKee Township of Adams County, Mr. Bowman was a son of William Merrill and Lottie Alma Mixer Bowman. He married Nuggett Bell Nov. 19, 1949, in Waukegan. She died Aug. 3, 1991. Mr. Bowman served in the Navy for about 20 years and then worked as a prison guard at the State of Washington Correctional Center. Mr. Bowman attended Payson schools and earned his GED while in military service. Mr. Bowman was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5410, Clayton American Legion Post 286 and several camper clubs. Survivors include two brothers, James Wallace Bowman of Chicago and Merrill Walter Bowman of Jay, Okla.; a sister, Charlotte Geraldine Husemann of Coatsburg; two nieces; two nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces and nephews. Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Terresa Griffith. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kingston Cemetery by the Rev. Donald Busboom. Military rites were conducted by the VFW Post 5410. There was no visitation. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton is handling arrangements.
[contributed by Ella Tittsworth]

Louis Brackensick
     Louis Brackensick of Bartonville, Ill., died there Sunday morning, the cause of his death being as yet unknown. He had been a resident of Quincy up till about five years ago, when he was sent to Bartonville. His death occurred at the age of 52 years. On receiving word of the death August Stormer and W. H. Brackensick, a brother of the dead man, left for that city. His body will be brought here for burial and is expected to arrive tonight. He is survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Anna Brackensick; four brothers, August, John, Frank and William; one half-brother, Oscar Brackensick, and one sister, Mrs. Ernest Rottman, all of Quincy. His body will be brought to August Stormer's undertaking establishment.
[Taken from The Quincy Daily Journal, Sep 9, 1912 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Henry B. Brinks
The funeral of Henry Brinks was held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence 1539 Spring Street and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis Catholic Church. solemn requiem high mass was said. Father Optatus, O.F.M., was celebrant, Father Peter, O.F.M., deacon, and Father Thomas, O.F.M., sub-deacon. Father Hundt, of Burlington, IA, and Father Ferschen, of Palmyra, were in the sanctuary. The adults' choir of the church, of which Mr. Brinks was a member, sang. Interment was in St. Boniface cemetery, where Father Benice was in charge. The casket-bearers were grandsons of Mr. Brinks. George Liesen, Oscar and Edward Brinks, Lucas Liesen and Bernard and Raymond Brinks. Besides Father Hundt and Father Ferschen, those here from out of town were: George Kirchmer, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boesing, of St. Louis; Vincent Tegel, of Chicago; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kreuger, of Palmyra.
[(August 22, 1925) Transcribed by Mindy]

Winifred Britton
     Mrs. Winifred Maxine "Punch" Britton, 82, of 2618 Monroe, died at 5:27 p.m. Friday (June 18, 2004) in Blessing Hospital.
Born December 25, 1921 in Clayton, IL., Punch was the daughter of Harvey and Lula Howell Kesterson. She married George A. Britton on November 29, 1969 in Palmyra, MO. He died October 30, 1990.
     Mrs. Britton enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading. She loved birds and feeding squirrels and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
     Punch was employed at Woolworths for many years. She then worked at Quincy University for several years until her retirement in 1984.
Surviving are two sons, James "Steve" Saxbery and his wife Mary Ann and Dennis Saxbery and his wife Ruth Ann, all of Quincy; two daughters, Gloria Buehler and her husband Terry and Patty Saxbery, all of Quincy; a step son, William L. Britton and his wife Peggy of Staplehurst, NE.; a step daughter Peggy Baldwin and her husband Ron of Quincy; six grandchildren, Keith Saxbery and his wife Bobette and Carrie Saxbery, all of Quincy, Captain David Wallace and his wife Dawn of Fredericksburg, VA., Dan Wallace and his wife Carrie of Quincy, John Paul Saxbery and his wife Yolanda of Springfield, IL., and Jason Saxbery of Quincy; several step grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one sister, Eva Marie White of Springfield, IL.; a sister in law, Fern Kesterson of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Britton was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Teresa Saxbery; one granddaughter, Teresa Lynn Saxbery; one grandson, Scott Baldwin; one brother, Howard Kesterson; and two sisters, Helen Louden and Vera Steele.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Rev. Dennis Thomas. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
     Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 11:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.
     Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, June 2004 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson, Step-granddaughter-in-law]
Burial lot location Greenmount Cemetery
Winnie has a double stone with George A. June 22, 1921 - Oct. 30, 1990

Pauline Agnes Brockschmidt
     Miss Pauline Agnes Brockschmidt died at the home, 223 South fifth street, Wednesday afternoon from complications, after an illness of only two days.
     She was born in Quincy February 24, 1888, and was 31 years old at the time of her death. Her early years were spent in St. Mary's parish, where she was christened, received first communion and attended school. Afterward she was a member of St. Joseph Dramatic club of that parish. Later she joined the St. Peter's church, of which she was a devout member. Miss Brockschmidt was a member of the St. Peter's Young Ladies society and also sang in the choir. When 16 years old she was employed as a clerk in the Denning store at 632 Maine street and continued employment there until the time of her death.
     She leaves to mourn her death two sister, Lydia and Myrtle, with whom she made her home since the death of her parents about 20 years ago, and a number of aunts and uncles.
     Funeral services for Miss Pauline Agnes Brockschmidt will be held privately in the home, 223 South Fifth street, at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning and at 9 o'clock in St. Peter's church. The body may be viewed in the home Friday evening. Interment will be in St. Boniface cemetery. Friends are invited to attend the services in the church.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, June 19, 1919 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

William Albert Brown
William Albert Brown, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Bert E. Brown, died in the home, 1007 Kentucky street, at 2 :50 a. m. Sunday from whooping cough, after an illness of four weeks. He was born in Kinderhook, Ill., December 20, 1917. Besides his parents he leaves to mourn his death two brothers, Harry and Harold, three sisters, Florence, Jennie, and Eleanor and his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. William Moore.
[Taken from the The Quincy Daily Journal, May 19, 1919, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Cemetery lot location Greenmount Cemetery William Albert Brown

Anton Bruemmer
     Anton Bruemmer, a well known resident, of Quincy, died suddenly at about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Johannesmeyer, of 1105 North Twelfth street, after being sick for some time. He was born in Muenster, Germany, on October 26, 1835, making him 79 years old at the time of demise.
     He was married to Miss Adelaide Weisman. In 1861, Mr. Bruemmer came to this country, and lived in St. Louis for years afterward living in Franklin county, Mo., until he came here 12 yeas ago.
     Surviving him are five sons, John and Alvis, of St. Louis; and Anton, Otto and Joseph, of this city. There are also three daughters, Mrs. Henry Johannesmeyer, Mrs. Bernard Deters and Mrs. Carl Hausteiner, all of this city, besides 32 grandchildren.
[Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1915, Pg. 3, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Herbert Ernst Budde
     Herbert E. Budde, 47, of 927 Adams died Sunday morning at _:49 in Hillcrest sanatorium. He had been in failing health for a year and patient at the sanatorium for a month.
     Mr. Budde was born in Quincy Dec. 17, 1903, a son of Joseph E. and Anna M. Rottman Budde. He was never married.
     A veteran of World war II, he was employed in the shipping department, of the Comstock-Castle Stove company for 16 years and was a member of the stove mounter union, Local 3. He was a member of St. James Luthern church.
     Surviving are the parents; three sisters, Mrs. Robert H. Bangert, Mrs. George Thenhausen and Mrs. Walter Mickle, all of Quincy; two borthers, Walter Budde of Chicago and Lawrence (Joe) Budde of Quincy, and a number of nieces and nephews.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, Feb. 12, 1951 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Cemetery lot location Greenmount Cemetery
Burial in Greenmount Cemetery
Herbert Ernst died Feb. 11, 1951
Gov't marker - Illinois, PVT 210 Field Arty BN, World War II, (I have Headstone Picture)

Mabel E. Hoyt Burton
BROWNING - Mabel E. Burton, 97, of Browning died at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility in Rushville.
Born Aug. 22, 1899, in Adams county to B. F. and Jennie Mae Bottoroff Hoyt, she married Arlie H. Burton on Feb. 22, 1921, in Quincy. He died on April 15, 1972. One granddaughter; one great-grandson; two brothers, Harold and Earl Hoyt; and one sister, Lois Wier, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Gene of Browning and Richard of Durham, N.C.; one daughter, Virginia Combs of Rushville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was a schoolteacher and had taught at the Browning and Ridgeville schools in Schuyler County and the Hog Jaw School, located south of Augusta.
She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Browning, where she played the organ and piano for more than 70 years. She also was a member of the Schuyler County Home Extension, the Rebakahs and Royal Neighbors.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church in Browning. The Rev. Greg Parker will officiate. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.

[Peoria Journal Star, March 14, 1997, submitted by Sara Hemp]

Dewey Call
DEWEY CALL, 73, of Campbell, Calif., formerly of Plainville, (Adams Co) died Sunday evening (Oct. 25, 1981) in his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1908, in Plainville, a son of Nevin and Corda Xander Call. He married Ruth Hickman Feb. 6, 1937. Mr. Call was employed as a carpenter and a steamboiler fireman. Among his survivors are his wife; a brother, Merritt Call of Quincy; and a half-brother, Vanus Call of Barry. Services will be held in Campbell. Burial will be in Rochester, Wash.
[Source: From Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection]

Doris Imogene Chaney
Doris Imogene Chaney, 79, of Lakewood Care Center in Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Quincy, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2004) in the home. Born Sept. 1, 1925, in El Dara, Doris was a daughter of Ray and Ethel Wade Tittsworth. She married Arch Leonard Chaney on Aug. 6, 1943, in North Augusta, S.C. He died Nov. 19, 1987. Doris had many hobbies including crocheting, cooking, reading, doing memory books and going to movies. She enjoyed staying in touch with many friends and especially cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews and all who loved her. She and her husband managed the Cooper Kettle Restaurant in Adair, Iowa, for many years until his death in 1987. Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Jones of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Gwynn Peters and her husband, Denny, of Bellevue, Neb.; two sons, Mark Chaney and his wife, Valerie, of Olathe, Kan., and Michael Chaney and his wife, Vicky, of Wichita, Kan.; a son-in-law, Joe Dale Jones of Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, Kelly Chapman and her husband, Phillip, of Lee's Summit, Heather Chaney and Alexander Padron of Overland Park, Kan., Aubrey Chaney of Olathe, Greg Chaney of Garrett, Ind., David Chaney of Wichita, Emily Goggin and her husband, Phillip, of Garrett, Kevin Jones and his wife, Christina, of Hinsdale, Bobby Mizener and his wife, Jennifer, of Bellevue, Neb., Michaell Mizener of Omaha, Neb., Doris Smith and her husband, Jason, of Gallatin, Mo., and Robin; two stepgrandchildren, Serenity and Ali of Wichita; two sisters, Illa Mae Inman and her husband, Whitey, of Barry, and Mary Ilene Royalty of Clayton; a sister-in-law, Shirley Tittsworth of Barry; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Ladell Tittsworth, and her brother-in-law, Tom Royalty. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. George Tomko. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and until the time of services Saturday morning in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
[Source: submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Mrs. Donna M. Gash Cloos, 59, of Buffalo Grove, formerly of Quincy, a former telephone operator for Illinois Bell in Quincy , died Saturday (Jan. 30, 1993) in Highland Park Hospital . Born Oct. 10, 1933, in Mendota, Mrs. Cloos was a daughter of Wesley and Lillian E. Lower Gash. A graduate of Quincy High School , she was an accounts payable clerk for the Levy Co. in Northbrook and had been a telephone operator for Illinois Bell and the Naval Reserve in Quincy . She also had been employed as assistant manager of Aberdeen s Wedding Florist in Arlington Heights . Survivors include her mother; a son, David of Buffalo Grove; two daughters, Christine Hoffman and Dawn Cloos, both of Buffalo Grove ; a brother, Don Gash of Quincy, a sister, Mrs. John (Rita) Damhorst of Oak Forest; and two grandchildren, Rebecca Corey and Caitlin Cloos. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove . Visitation will be held 4-9 tonight in the Kolssak Funeral Home in Wheeling . A prayer service will be held 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
[Taken from: The Quincy Paper: Contributed by Pat Esterday]

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