David V. "Swede" Karlson I
David Vernon "Swede" Karlson
David Vernon "Swede" Karlson, 63, of 115 East Martin Street, Litchfield, formerly of Quincy,
died at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday (June 1, 2011), in Raymond.
David was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Quincy, a son of Vernon Lester and Juanita Marie Conner Karlson.
On Oct. 29, 1970, he married Ruth Melanephy in San Diego, Calif., and she died July 21, 1990. On
April 22, 2006, he married Sandra Mae Higgins in Litchfield. She survives.
David was a 1967 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. He enlisted in the Marines, serving from
1968 to 1974 . David was very proud to serve in the Marines and for his country in Vietnam aboard
the U.S.S. Ranger. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years, retiring in 2003.
David spent as much time as possible on the golf course. Golfing was one of his true loves. He also
bowled on the leagues here in Quincy and Gillespie.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include four sons, David V. (Brenda) Karlson II of Newport News,
Va., Jon Karlson of Paxton and Chris Karlson and Chuck Karlson of Quincy; a daughter, Katrina (Mike)
Blackwell of Quincy; two sisters, Mary Bridgman of Ursa and Barbara Karlson of Quincy; six grandchildren;
one great-grandson; four stepchildren, Jeff (Niki) May of Litchfield, Rachel (Mike) Warfield of Louisville,
Ky., Todd (Kristina) May of Mount Olive, and Kevin (Kyra) May of Livingston; 11 step-grandchildren, and
one step-great grandchild.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
SERVICES: 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Disseler conducting.
Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
VISITATION: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, June 2, 2011 - Submitted by David V. Karlson II]
Juanita Marie Conner Karlson I
Juanita M. Karlson, 81, 2211 Elm, Quincy,
died Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 1:25 pm at the Good Samaritan Home.
She was born November 17, 1921 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Hugh Conner and Mary Ferguson Conner. On October
29,1941, she married Vernon Karlson in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1971.
Mrs. Karlson worked for various Quincy restaurants, and then worked for Quincy Specialties Company until her retirement
in 1985. She loved to read and do puzzle books.
Survivors include 4 children, Mary Gravitt and her husband, Allen, Quincy; David Karlson and his
wife Nancy, Quincy; George Karlson and his wife Geri, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Barbara Karlson, Quincy; 1 brother,
George Conner and his wife, Virginia, Interlachen, FL; 1 sister, Dorothy Merkel, Dallas, Tx; 12 grandchildren, and 7
She also was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Ruth Karlson
Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, December 3, at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Jeff Noble officiating. Burial
in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm Monday at the
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Dec. 1, 2002 - Submitted by David V. Karlson II]
Edwin R. Kaylor
Edwin R. Kaylor died at the home of his sister, at 426 Jersey St., at 6 o'clock last evening.
Deceased was 57 years old. He was a private of CO. B. 3rd Missouri Calvary, he leaves a wife,
one sister, Mrs. J. A. Root, of this city, and one brother, Mr. R. W. Kaylor of Versailles, Ill.
[Source: The Quincy Daily Journal-August 12, 1897-page 7, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
DEATH OF EDWIN R. KAYLOR
Edwin R. Kaylor died at the home of his sister, at 426 Jersey St., at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening,
Mr. Kaylor was 57 years old. He was a private of Company B., Third Missouri Calvary.
He leaves a wife, one sister, Mrs. J. A. Root of this city, and one brother, Mr. R. W. Kaylor of
[Source: The Quincy Morning Whig-August 13, 1897-page 8, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
The members of John Wood post, No. 96, are hereby ordered to assemble at the southwest corner of
Fifth and Jersey streets on Friday, August 13 at 2 PM, to attend the funeral of our late comrade,
C. (sic) R. Kaylor.
By Order, A. R. GRAHAM
[Source: The Quincy Morning Whig-August 12, 1897-page 8, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Lloyd Henry Keck
CHOLERA MORBUS CAUSES DEATH
Lloyd Henry Keck, Son of John Keck, Dies 14 Months After Mother's Death
Lloyd Henry Keck, the three-year-old son of John Keck,
died Monday afternoon
at 4 o'clock at the Aloysius Orphan's Home. Death was caused by Cholera Morbus.
The child was born in this city August 20, 1912, and
was past three years of age.
The mother died 14 months ago, and the child had been in the Orphan's home for
the past five months.
Besides the father the child is survived by two brothers, John and Sylvester and
five sisters: Mrs. Lawrence Steinbrecher, Mrs. Edward Steinbrecher, and Delores,
Loretta, and Evelyn.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Feb. 1 1916, Page 10 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
funeral of Little Lloyd Keck was held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the
home of his sister, Mrs. Lawrence Steinbrecher, 1212 North Eleventh street, and
2 o'clock from St. John's Catholic church. The interment was in St. Boniface
[The Quincy Daily
Journal, Feb. 2, 1916 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mrs. Pauline Kendall, 83, of 128 1/3 South Fourth, died in her home Sunday morning at 3.
Mrs. Kendall was born in Quincy Dec. 12, 1867, a daughter of William and Wilhelmina
Kampman. Most of her life was spent in Quincy with the exception of seven years in St. Louis.
Her marriage to Frank J. Kendall took place at Fowler in June 1889. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Laura K. Terry of Akron, O., and Mrs. Esther K. Charlson of
Quincy; a sister Mrs. Aldina Schachsieck, of St. Louis, and a granddaughter, Miss Francoise K. Charlson.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, Feb. 12, 1951 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Burial is in Greenmount Cemetery
Died Feb. 11, 1951
Stone - Julena
Block M, Lot 017, Section NW, Grave N
Vada L. Kill
Vada L. Kill, 90, of Sunset Home in Quincy, formerly of Liberty, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday
(Aug. 23, 1994) in Blessing Hospital. Mrs. Kill was born July 11, 1904, in McKee Township, a daughter of Charles and Amanda Diehl Hofmeister.
She married William J. Kill Jan. 14, 1926, in Quincy. He died May 28, 1988. Mrs. Kill was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church.
She and her husband had farmed in the Liberty area. Survivors include a brother, Leo Hofmeister of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Hofmeister, and a sister, Velma Kill. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the
Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Liberty by the Rev. Connie R. Jenkins. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight
and until the service Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kingston Methodist Church.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Audray R. Kistner, 71, of 1260 Jersey, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday (Jan. 15, 1979) in Blessing Hospital, where he had
been a patient the past three weeks. Mr. Kistner was born June 7, 1907, in Richfield, a son of Peter Henry and Rosa Christina Flick Kistner. He married Mildred Louisa Haynes, March 18, 1933,
in Rock Island. She survives. Mr. Kistner was a retired sales representative in real estate for his son, Dwight L. of Quincy, and had farmed near Emerson, Mo., with his son-in-law and daughter
Don and Joyce Bruner of Quincy. He was a member of the Church of God (Independent Holiness). Surviving are his son, his daughter, one sister, Mrs. Hilda Williams, New Canton, Ill.; and 10
gtrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Gladyce Moody. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Church of God, the Rev. Timothy Rohrer conducting. Burial will be in
Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Church of God or Gideon Bible Society. Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Donald Kistner, 82, of 903 McKee Drive, died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday (April 23, 2015) in his home. He was born Jan. 22,
1933, in Quincy , a son of Robert and Marie Zopf Kistner, He married Shirley Ann McMahon on Jan. 8, 1955. She died March 14, 1998.
Donald was a 1950 graduate of Liberty High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. After the military, he worked as a phone technician for
Illinois Bell/AT&T until his retirement in 1990.
After retirement, he spent several years volunteering at Head Start in Hannibal. Donald also was an avid bass player, and he played upright bass with the Mission Hillers and the Rag Tag Band.
He also loved stock car races, and just about every Sunday, he could be found at Quincy Raceways. Donald was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed spending time with family and friends while camping, fishing
and mushroom hunting. Donald was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Jeff (Nancy) Kistner, of Quincy; five grandchildren, Heather (Craig Lepper) Hoffman of Quincy, Patrick (Maggie) Kistner of Quincy, Ryan (Jeri) Kistner of San Jose, Calif.,
David Tuley of Quincy and Kristin (David) Davis of Aurora; eight great-grandchildren, Levi, Jared, and Avery Hoffman, Emmy Kistner, Camille and Colette Kistner and David and Daniel Davis; a brother
Terry (Bonnie) Kistner, of Quincy; four sisters, Joanne Lierly of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sharon (Conrad) Geise of Quincy; Ruth Ann (Nick) Kinman of La Prairie and Patricia (Wayne) Scott of
Farmersville, Texas; an uncle, Harold (Dorothy) Zopf, of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Donald was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kistner; his daughter,
Janice Hoffman; his parents; and two brothers, Ronald and Roger Kistner.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Hagstrom conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post No. 37.
Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the funeral home. Memorials: Great River Honor Flight or Blessing Hospice. Arrangements: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Website: www.hansen-spear.com.
Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
[Source: Submitted by his cousin, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth. - Quincy Herald Whig April 26, 2015]
Edward Kistner died Friday, Nov. 7 at his farm near Liberty. His body was found in the barnyard by Mr. and Mrs. E.A.
Darnell as they drove by at 12:30 in the afternoon. Mr. Kistner had apparently died of a heart attack. An inquest was held in the Frey Funeral Home at Liberty Saturday morning at ten o'clock,
in charge of Coroner Eugene Johnson of Adams County. The jury returned a verdict Mr. Kistner came to his death as a result of an attack of angina pectoris, a heart ailment. Mr. Kistner was
born on the same farm on which he died, Aug. 15, 1877, the son of John and Catharine Kistner. In 1904 he married Mary Louella Bowman who died in 1925. He was a lifelong member of the Kingston
Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Fay of Eton, Col., and Robert of Liberty; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Hofmesiter of Barry; 10 grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Schwartz of
Payson, Mrs. Emma Flick of Barry and Mrs. Walter Inman of Beaumont, Tex. Funeral servies were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Frey Funeral Home at Liberty and at 2 o'clock in the
Methodist church at Kingston. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Aged Cuba Resident Taken by Death
Kistner, George W. Died July 6, 1940
George W. Kistner, 68, died at his home here this morning. He had been bedfast for the last six months. Mr. Kistner, a former Canton resident, was a blacksmith and woodworker by
trade. He had been employed at the International Harvester Company plant in Canton for many years.
Born December 28, 1871, in Quincy, Ill., a son of John and Katherine (Wineman) Kistner. He was married October 24, 1895, at Barnard, Ill., to Anna E. Saxer, who survives.
Children are: J.H. Kistner, Meredosia, Ill.; L.E. Kistner, White Hall, Ill.; M.E. Kistner and Mrs. D.J. Hobbs, East Moline, Ill.; RF. Kistner, Beardstown, Ill.; and Mrs. Russell Ford, Lewistown, Ill.
Brothers and sisters are: P.H. Kistner, New Canton, Ill.; Edward Kistner, Liberty, Ill.; Andrew Kistner, Jacksonville, Ill. Mrs. Mary Schwartz, Payson, Ill., Mrs. John Flick, Barry, Ill.; and Mrs. Walter
Inman, Beaumont, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the Pyle Mortuary by the Rev. William Valentine, pastor of the Lewistown Christian Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill
Cemetery in Lewistown. Pallbearers were: Layo Flick, Fay Kistner, Audrey Kistner, Oren Williams, William Schwartz and Seth Saxer.
From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Pioneer Laid to Rest
John Kistner was born in Elcheshire, Baten, Germany, March 10, 1833, and departed this life at 3 o’clock on Tuesday, December 28, aged 82 years, 8 months and 28 days.
He left all of his relatives and came to this country when 18 years of age, landing at New Orleans. He lived in other places until he stopped at Keokuk, Ia., and later
Nauvoo, Ill., where he was married to Katherine Wiseman, on June 17, 1860. Along about this time, he and his family went to Arkansas, where he took up a homestead. While here he was drafted into
the Confederate Army, much against his sympathies, and deserted at the first opportunity, about two years later, walking about 200 miles until he got safely away.
He, with his wife and child, went from Pilot Knob, Mo., to Quincy, Ill., on horseback. Here they lived for twelve years, finally locating near Kingston where he lived for 38 years. His wife died,
June 26, 1907.
He was reared in the Catholic church and never changed. He never joined any church in this country. Some time ago his son, Edward, had a talk with him in regard to the
future, and he stated that he was prepared to go. He often said that he never wanted anything to come between him and his God. He was known as an honest man, a good neighbor, and an upright citizen. For the last twelve
years he has been a supporter of the M.E. Church at Kingston. He loved his children and grandchildren and was loved in return. He had 28 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
He was a great home body, loved his family and was never more happy than when doing something for his children or grandchildren. He was a man loved by his whole family and will be sadly missed
He leaves to mourn their loss Mrs. Mary Schwartz, of Plainville, Charles, of Baylis, George, of Fish Hook, P.H., of Plainville, Andrew, of Jacksonville, Edward, of Liberty, Mrs. Emma Flick, of Barry, Carrie Inman, of China, Texas, Lydia Babcock of Liberty, George G. and William having preceded him in infancy.
From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. Alma was the daughter of Edward. John is buried in Kingston Park Cemetery, Kingston, Adams Co., Illinois
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Katherine Wiseman Kistner
Mrs. Barbara Wiseman returned Monday morning from Kingston, Adams county, this state, to which place she was called by the
death of her sister, Mrs. John Kistner. The decease’s maiden name was Catherine Weisman, and she was born in Altdorf, Bavaria, July 14, 1845. Died June 27, 1907. At the age of five she emigrated
with her parents to this country and after a short residence in New Orleans, they came to Nauvoo. Here in 1860 she married John Kistner and with him moved to Arkansas, and later were driven north
by the war. They lived in Quincy 11 years, and then moved on a farm near Kingston. She was a member of the Lutheran church. She is survived by her husband, 9 children, 24 grandchildren, 5 great
grandchildren and 2 sisters.
From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. She is buried in Kingston Park Cemetery, Kingston, Adams Co., IL along with her husband. The stone has her name as Catherine but other documents
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Larry Joseph Kistner
Larry Joseph Kistner, 46, of Park Hills died Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2002) in his residence. He was born Dec. 26, 1955,
in Quincy, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kleindienst Kistner of Park Hills; two sons, Ryan and Patrick Kistner; his father, Donald Kistner; a sister, Jan Hoffman; and a brother, Jeff (Nancy) Kistner,
all of Quincy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley McMahon Kistner.
A memorial service will be held to honor Larry at 2 p.m. Saturday in the home of Jeff and Nancy Kistner, 925 Washington, Quincy, with the Rev. Joel Hulett officiating. Another memorial service
will be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday in the Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church, 7422 Stormy Lane, Bonne Terre, Mo., by the Rev. Larry Allison.
The C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre is handling the arrangements.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Marie Edith Kistner
Marie Edith Kistner, 93, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of 611 Country Club Heights, died at 12:45 a.m.
Thursday (Jan. 31, 2008) in the home. She was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Quincy, a daughter of John A. and Mary K. (Schoenekase) Zopf. She married Robert Milton Kistner on July 3, 1932 in Hannibal,
Mo. He died on Dec. 2, 1964.
Marie lived in Quincy most of her life. In her younger years she worked at Grants, Winking’s Grocery Store and County Market. Marie was also a Cub Scout leader. Marie was a member of Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic grade school. She belonged to several church groups including altar society, and quilting ladies group where she met some of her
closest friends. She was also on many church committees. She attended Cursillo #5. Marie traveled many places. Her favorite place was Jerusalem, where she and her sister Grace carried the
cross part of the way in the procession to where Jesus was crucified. Marie and Grace visited many of the sick in hospitals and nursing homes. Marie loved her family, they were the most important
thing in her life.
Marie had a wonderful sense of humor and was a strong, protective mother of unwavering faith. She had many talents: she was a great cook, she loved music and playing the piano. She was a beloved
wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include seven children, Donald R. Kistner of Quincy, Joanne Lierle of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sharon Geise and her husband, Conrad, of Quincy, Ruth Ann Kinman and her husband, Glen E.,
of La Prairie, Patricia Scott and her husband, Wayne, of Farmersville, Texas, Terry E. Kistner and his wife, Bonnie, of Quincy and Roger P. Kistner of Springfield. Also surviving are one sister,
Virginia Metallo, of Glendale Heights; one brother, Harold Zopf and his wife, Dorothy, of Quincy; a daughter-in-law, Lamona Kistner of Quincy; 19 grandchildren; numerous great and
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters, Rita Zopf, Loretta Strathmeyer and her husband, Carl, Grace
Belker and her husband, Albert, and Dorothy Milbert and her husband, Raymond; one brother, Edward; and a son, Ronald; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Kistner; a son-in-law, Don J. Lierle; two
grandchildren, Dennis Lierle and Larry Kistner.
Funeral Services: 9 a.m. Monday in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by Rev. Kurt Hartrich OFM. Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation: From 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorials: Roger P. Kistner Memorial Fund. Arrangements: Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.
[Source: Submitted by niece, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth Quincy Herald Whig]
Mary L. Kistner
The community was greatly shocked Friday to learn of the death of Mrs. Ed Kistner, who passed away at about 8:00 o'clock
that morning at Blessing Hospital, Quincy. Mrs. Kistner had been sick for about three weeks and last week was taken to Blessing Hospital, where on last Wednesday she was operated on for
appendicitis and gall bladder trouble. She stood the operation well, and was apparently making fine progress toward recovery until Thursday evening, when pneumonia set in. The remains were
brought out home Friday and the funeral services were held in the Kingston Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in Kingston Cemetery. The Methodist church was crowded Sunday
afternoon for the funeral of Mrs. Ed Kistner. The pastor, Rev. F. C. Read, had charge of the services and a quartet from Liberty furnished the music. A beautiful and touching feature of the
service was contributed by the "Comrades", the young people's class of the Sunday school, of which Mrs. Kistner was assistant teacher and for whose interests she has always been one of the most
devoted workers. A pillow evergreen stood on the casket and the entire class, headed by their teacher, Mrs. E.A. Robb, filed by each bearing small bouquet of flowers which they attached to
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Robert M. Kistner
Robert Milton Kistner, 53, of 925 Washington died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning following a collapse in his home.
He was pronounced dead when taken to St. Mary's Hospital at 2:40 a.m. Mr. Kistner complained of not feeling well when he returned home from work Tuesday afternoon and consulted a physician.
He was employed by the state highway department. Mr. Kistner was born in Liberty, July 3, 1911, a son of Edward and Louella Bowman Kistner. He had been a resident of Quincy for 10 years, and
was a member of St. Mary Catholic church. On July 3, 1932, he married Marie Zopf in Hannibal, MO. He is survived by his widow; four sons, Donald, Ronald, Terry and Roger Kistner; four daughters,
Mrs. Donald (Joann) Lierle of Reseda, Cal., Mrs. Conrad (Sharon) Geise of Niles, and Ruth Ann of Quincy and Patricia Kistner of O'Fallon, Mo, ; a brother, Fay Kistner of Greeley, Col.'; a sister,
Mrs. Floyd (Alma) Hofmeister of Barry, and 11 grandchildren.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Roger P. Kistner
Roger P. Kistner, 51, of the Sycamore Healthcare Center, formerly of Springfield and Quincy, died Tuesday (Dec.30, 2008)
in the center. He was born Sept. 3, 1957, in Quincy, a son of Robert M. and Marie Zopf Kistner.
Roger was a 1975 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Roger loved to be with his family. He enjoyed listening to music, fishing and bowling, and was an
avid Cubs fan. Roger had a second family with the Community Support Network of Springfield.
Roger is survived by six siblings, Donald R. Kistner of Quincy, Joanne Lierle of Thousand Oaks Calif, Sharon Geise and her husband, Conrad of Quincy, Ruth Ann Kinman and her husband, Glen, of La
Prairie, Patricia Scott and her husband, Wayne, of Farmersville, Texas, and Terry Kistner and his wife, Bonnie, of Quincy; one sister-in-law, Lamona Kistner of Quincy; an uncle, Harold Zopf and his
wife, Dorothy; an aunt, Virginia Metallo; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Kistner.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, conducted by Msgr. Michael Kuse, Interment will be in St. Boniface
Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a parish prayer service at 5 p.m. Memorials: Transitions of Western Illinois. Arrangements: Duker and Haugh
Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
[Source: Submitted by his cousin, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth - Quincy Herald Whig]
Ronald M. Kistner
Ronald Milton Kistner, 72, of 538 Van Buren, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday (Nov. 2, 2006) in his home. He was born
Feb. 8, 1934, in Liberty, a son of Robert Milton and Marie Edith Zopf Kistner. He married Lamona Neece on July 4, 1953, in Quincy’s St. Mary’s parsonage. She survives.
Ronnie was a 1952 graduate of Liberty High School and was employed for 41 years by Gardner-Denver, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a volunteer at Blessing Hospital.
His hobbies included taking pictures, playing cards, drawing, taking walks and spending time with his wife and family. Ronnie’s greatest love was his wife, Lamona, along with his children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and his faith. He enjoyed spending time studying the Bible, attended Cursillo, and ministering to young men.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his mother, Marie Edith Kistner of Quincy; his children, Vicky Neiswender and her husband, Randy, of Quincy, Ronda Moore of Mendon, David Kistner and his wife,
Connie, of Quincy, Diane Zoller and her husband, Mark, and Kenny Kistner, all of Quincy; three brothers, Donald Kistner, Terry E. Kistner and his wife, Bonnie, all of Quincy, and Roger P. Kistner of
Springfield; four sisters, Joanne Lierle of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sharon Geise and her husband, Conrad, of Quincy, Ruth Ann Kinman and her husband, Glen E., of La Prairie and Patricia Scott and her
husband, Wayne, of Farmersville, Texas; grandchildren, Angela Neiswender, Jennifer Neiswender, Laurie Cobern and her husband, Archie, Nicole Zoller, Christopher Kistner, Ashlee Zoller, Megan Kistner
and Paige Moore; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Abigail, Lathan, Lauren, Cassandra, Zakijah and Devany. Nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kistner.
Services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Rev. Jeff Long. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 tonight. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
[Source: Submitted by his cousin, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth]
Dale Albert Klassing
Dale Albert Klassing, 87, of 427 N. 440th Ave., Liberty, died at 2:25 a.m.
Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2009) in the Barry Community Care Center, Barry. Born Sept. 9, 1921, in Beverly Township, Adams County, Dale was a son of Albert
W. and Zepha Hofmeister Klassing. He married Katherine McCarl on Aug. 19, 1948, in Canton, Mo. Dale and Katherine observed their 60th anniversary
this past August. Dale lost his right arm in an accident at the age of 9, but he did not let that stop him from leading an active and productive life.
He attended Kingston Grade School, and later purchased and restored the school building, which he still owns. He attended the three year program at
Liberty High School, where he traveled the six miles to school on his bike, and graduated from Perry High School in 1940 and the University of
Illinois in Champaign with a degree in vocational agriculture. Dale was a lifelong member of the Kingston United Methodist Church, where he
served on various committees, was a member and past president of the Kingston Cemetery Association and the Flying Farmers of Western Illinois.
He was also instrumental in getting the ABS Water Program into Richfield and Beverly Townships and has the water tower in his front yard.
Dale enjoyed his pet cats, landscaping and growing flowers, especially day lilies and roses, and making wind breaks for wildlife. He also
loved to fly and owned a Cessna 140 and Cessna Sky Hawk 172, which he flew from his private airstrip. Dale's flights included a solo flight
from the Florida Keys to Cuba with the Flying Farmers. A well known farmer in the area, Dale was a grain farmer at his Liberty and Barry farms
and raised Black Angus cattle, hogs and sheep at the Kingston farm. He also taught vocational agriculture at Payson Seymour High School from
1945 until 1954. He also served as the FFA sponsor and taught night classes for returning World War II veterans. Survivors include his wife,
Katherine; three aunts, Addie Klassing of Quincy, Dorothy Klassing of Barry and Mildred Klassing of Clayton; his longtime employee, John Hodgson
of Liberty; and many loving cousins, friends and neighbors. Mr. Klassing was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts, uncles and
cousins. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday in Kingston United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Lee Reffett and the Rev. Stacy Tomich. Entombment
will be in the Kingston Cemetery Mausoleum. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and
9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday in Kingston United Methodist Church. MEMORIALS: Kingston United Methodist Church or Kingston Cemetery
Association. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, Quincy. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
[Source: The Quincy Herald Whig - Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Bernard Krebber, aged 76 years, for more than forty years a resident of
Quincy, died at 6:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his home 1016 Adams street. He was born in 1830 and had lived in Quincy over half his life.
He was a member of the Musician's union and was one of the best known musicians in Quincy. He belonged to St. Mary's Catholic
church and to St. Joseph's society.
Surviving are a son, Joseph, and two daughter, Mrs. John Dunker and Miss Rose Krebber, of Quincy.
[Source: The Quincy Whig, Tuesday, Apr. 6, 1915 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
St. Boniface Cemetery Block 6, Single Internments, Row 22
J. Bernhard Feb. 27, 1840 – Apr. 4, 1915
A. C. Bernardina June 20, 1845 – Mar. 16, 1892
[Source: St. Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois Book]
George Lape II
George Lape, II
In memory of George II, Lape, who departed this life Nov. 9th, 1876.
In this death, a welcome death;
Farewell father, mother, brothers,
Farewell friends and neighbors,
My Lord calls and I must go;
I do not wish to stay,
Where sin and sorrow, pain and death
Are constant every day.
I love my lord and Savior dearly,
I love my friends and neighbors, too,
Meet me in that heavenly land,
Where sin and
sorrow never come,
Where angels sing their heavenly songs
Around the throne every day.
There is a crown laid up for me,
It gives me joy to know
That my Redeemer loves me,
And I so long to go.
A long farewell to earthly friends,
I die to live again
In the land of peace and love,
Where joy never ends,
[Source: The Quincy Daily Herald; Date Nov 14, 1876; Section: None; Page: 3, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mrs. Mary Laughlin
Mrs. Mary Laughlin of Marceline died Saturday evening at _:15 o'clock in the home of her daughter Mrs. Anderson Seals
304 Lind street where she had been staying for the last six weeks. The daughter of John W. and Matha Adair Richards.
Mrs. Laughlin was born in Keene township, April 4, 1848. When she was three years old the family moved to near Marceline
where Mrs. Laughlin had lived since.
On December 25, 1867, she was married to Benjamin F. Laughlin. He died in 1913. Mrs. Laughlin was a member of the
Marceline Christian church. Surviving are her daughter; a son, Frank Laughlin, also of Quincy; four grandchildren,
and six great-grandchildren
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, April 9, 1938 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Laughlin – Funeral Services, for Mrs. Mary F. Laughlin of Marceline, Ill., will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
in the Zehender Funeral Home, 1201 Maine street, and at 2:30 o'clock in the Marceline Christian church. Interment in Keith
Cemetery, Friends invited. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 0 o'clock.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, April 9, 1938 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Benjamin F. May 1, 1845 – July 26, 1913
Mary Frances April 4, 1848 – Oct. 8, 1938 (Oct. should be April)
Anderson Seals 1858 – 1941
Anna Seals 1869 – 1942
Parents of Mary
John W. Oct. 10, 1825 – Aug. 1, 1907
Martha Ann Mar. 9, 1827 – May 13, 1901
Johnnie T. Jan. 12, 1859 – Sep. 30, 1877
James Reason Mar. 10, 1857 – Oct. 26, 1925
New Providence Cemetery, Ursa, Illinois
Frank 1871 – 1954 wife Mollie Harness Laughlin 1873 – 1946
[Source: Cemeteries of Adams County, Vol. III]
Benjamin married Miss Mary F. Richards Dec. 19, 1867 by MG J. W. Sinnock
[Source: Marriages of Adams County, Illinois 1861-1875, Vol II]
Anderson Seals married Miss Anna Laughlin July 4, 1894 cert# 9114
[Source: Marriages of Adams County, Illinois 1891-1899, Vol IV]
Susie Hostetter Lee
Feb 2 1890
Mrs. Susie Lee, wife of Dr. Alexander F. Lee, died at the family residence,
Fourth and Jersey streets, shortly before before noon Sunday. Deceased, while up north
three weeks ago, was taken sick with a stomach
affection which resulted in her death. Mrs. Lee was formerly Miss Susie
Hostetter, of St. Louis, and four years ago became the wife
of Dr. Lee, who with one son, Byrd, one-year-old, are left
to mourn over the grave of a gentle loving wife and tender mother.
Deceased was but twenty-three years and fifteen days of age at the time
of her death, and the sympathy of the community is extended
to the sorrowing and and heart-broken husband and the innocent babe. The funeral
will take place from the family residence this afternoon at
3 o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
Jerry Shea is in Chicago, called there by the death of
his brother's wife.
QUINCY DAILY HERALD - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
John Mooney Lewis
John Mooney Lewis, president of the Quincy Casket
company, and one of the city's most prominent residents, died at his home, 1610 Vermont street, Saturday
afternoon at 4:45 o'clock, after an illness of a year. He retired from active business six months ago,
on account of his illness, nervous prostration.
Decedent was born in Edinburg, Ind., and was 58 years old when the Death Angel called him. He came to
Quincy 35 years ago, and engaged in business two years later, founding the company of which he was president.
Shortly before coming to Quincy as a representative of the Cincinnati Casket company, he was married in
Indiana to Miss Lulia A. Beck, who survives him.
Mr. Lewis was a member of the Vermont Street M. E. church, and was a prominent Mason, being a member of
Quincy lodge, No. 296, A. F. and A. M. He was also associated with the T. P. A., the Knights Templar, and
the K. of P. lodge. He had hosts of friends and was prominent in the social, as well as the business world,
and his death is mourned by many.
Surviving him, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Keys, of Springfield, Ill., one sister, Mrs.
W. R. Smith, of New Decatur, Ala., who is here to attend the funeral. One daughter, Mrs. J Edward Damerson,
died in May, four years ago.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1915, Pg. 3 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
[Note: Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, IL, Block 15 Lot 97, Source: Woodland Cemetery Vol. III]
Don J. Lierle
Don J. Lierle, 49, of Northridge, Calif., formerly of Liberty and Quincy, died Thursday (May 2, 1985) in his home following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Lierle was born June 22, 1935, in Quincy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Lierle. He was married to Joanne Kistner of Quincy and she survives. Mr. Lierle was raised in Liberty and attended
Liberty High School. He was a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria. Mr. Lierle was general manager of Barry Wright Corp. in Burbank, Calif., at the time of his death. Also surviving are
a son Doug, of the home; a daughter, Michelle, of the home; a brother, the Rev. Dean K. Lierle of Bartlesville, Okla.; and his stepmother, Bernice Lierle of Quincy. He was preceded in death by
his parents; a son, Dennis, and a brother. Services were conducted Monday afternoon in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Northridge. Burial was in San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Calif.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
[Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Rebecca Livingston died Tuesday night March 5th. Funeral from Christian
Church Thursday March 7th at 2:30 p.m. Miss Rebecca Hankins was born in Ohio April 10, 1839 and married Mr. B. Livingston Feb. 28, 1857.
Leaves husband and 3 daughters. Services by Elder D.R. Lucas. (Following this is a card of thanks by Benj. Livingston).
[Source: Camp Point Journal, Mar. 14, 1889 - Submitted by Diane]
[Note: Evergreen Cemetery, Sec. II, Row 9, buried with husband Benjamin and
children Walter and Laura, Cemetery Information from Cemeteries of Adams County, Vol V]
Mrs. Gesina Lohaus
The death of Mrs. Gesina Lohaus, an inmate of St. Vincent's Home, occurred yesterday morning at 5 o'clock,
her death being due to senility. She was born in Germany on June 11, 1822, she therefore being 90 years of
age at her death, and was a resident here for about fifty-eight years. Her husband's death occurred about
ten years ago. She is survived by no near relatives.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Sep 9, 1912 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Erma G. Lytle
Erma G. Lytle, 92, a retired music teacher and resident of Sunet Home, formerly of 2111 State,
died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 29, 1992) in the home. Born Feb. 6, 1900, near Beverly, Mrs. Lytle was a daughter of George Edward and Malinda
Davis Drage. She married Louis W. Lytle Aug. 4, 1925, in Quincy. He died Sept. 24, 1980. Mrs. Lytle attended rural Barry schools. After
graduating in 1921 from the Quincy Conservatory of Music, she taught music there and at Barry, Hull and Kinderhook. She was a member of Grace
United Methodist Church in Quincy. Survivors include a nephew, Lloyd Fengel of Oak Park. Mrs. Lytle was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha
Fengel and Neva Hofmeister. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. David
Kueker. Burial will be in Kingston Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday before the service. Memorials may be made to Grace
United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.
[Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Z. H. Madison
The following obituary was read at the grave at the burial by the Odd Fellows of Z.H. Madison:
Brother Zachariah H. Madison was born in Zanesville, Illinois, May 3, 1855, and departed this life August 26, 1893, aged 38 years, 3 months and 23 days. His early life was spent on his
father's farm. His father and brother are with us today. In 1875 he was married to Miss Margaret J. Williams, of Nilwood, Illinois. Three children were born of this union. After some
years of preparation, the deceased became an optician and oculist and traveled over a large territory, devoting himself to his profession with great earnestness and interest. For a long
time he resided in Quincy and his household goods are now here. It was probably his intention to make Quincy his permanent home. He became a member of the I.O.O.F. twelve years ago.
He united with the Methodist Church 22 years ago. He was at the time of his death a member of the M.E. Church in Lyons, Iowa, and also a member of the Odd Fellows' Lodge in the same place.
Brother Madison leaves his wife and three children to cherish his memory. He was, I am told, an affectionate husband, a thoughtful, tender father, always thinking and planning for
the welfare and happiness of his beloved ones.
[Source: Quincy Daily Herald, Aug. 30, 1893, Page 4 - Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Mrs. Ottilia Maertz
Charles Loren McCune
Mrs. Ottilia Maertz Died as she Had Lived ---a Good Woman.
WANTED NO EULOGISTIC OBITUARY
She Quoted Scriptural Passages ---"For Their Works Do Follow"---At Rest.
At about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mrs. Ottilia Maertz, one of Quincy's pioneers and highly respected residents, closed her eyes in eternal slumber after a brief illness. About
two weeks ago Mrs. Maertz was prostrated by the heat and at her advanced age was unable to recover from its effects. Death came quietly and peacefully.
Mrs. Maertz had exceeded by twenty-two years the three score years and ten allotted to mankind. Through all her life she had done her duty by mankind. Previous to her death she
had expressed the wish that no eulogistic obituary be published. She needs none. "For their works do follow them."
Was 92 Years Old
Mrs. Maertz was born in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, May 16, 1811, being therefore 92 years of age. She came to this country when a girl of 17 years, in 1828, with her brothers
and in 1836 came to Quincy. Mrs. Maertz arrived in Quincy May 19, 1836. What is now a prosperous city was at that time little more than a wilderness. A cluster of log cabins marked
the site of what is now the city's business district and all the conveniences of life were lacking. Mrs. Maertz remained in Quincy with her husband, Charles A. Maertz whom she had
married in St. Louis, October 27, 1834. She saw the backwoods settlement grow to a village. She saw the village become a city. With her husband she lived happily for over 55 years.
Children in the West
On January 7, 1890, Mr. Maertz departed from this world and Mrs. Maertz was left with her four devoted daughters. Mrs. Ottilia Durant, Miss Louise Maertz, Mrs. Emma A. Cyrus and
Mrs. Dora R.M. Lockwood, are the surviving daughters. Two of the daughters now in the west, one in Colorado Springs, the other in Salt Lake City, whither they went in search of
health. They have been notified of their mother's death and are expected home as soon as they can traverse the distance that lies between them and Quincy.
Of Mrs. Maertz herself nothing need be said. She was a good woman, she had many true friends. She requires no eulogies after her death because in life she received the thanks
of the suffering for the alleviation of their misery, of the sorrowing for her sympathy.
"By their works ye shall know them."
[Source: The Quincy Daily Whig, Aug. 19, 1903, Page 1 - Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
J. Dale Manigold
J. Dale Manigold, 70, of Ponte Vedra Beach , Fla. and a former resident of Adams County, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) in St. Luke's Hospital in
Jacksonville, Fla. A native of Richfield Township in Adams County, he had lived in Florida since 1991. He had worked for Diamond Construction Company and had farmed . He was a member of Plainville
United Methodist Church. Mr. Manigold was a World War II veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge 379 AF & AM of Payson, and the American Legion of Liberty. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; a daughter,
Sally Nielson of Ponte Vedra; a sister, Edna Dickey of San Antonio, Texas, and two grandsons. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Plainville United Methodist
Church or the charity of donor's choice
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth]
Peggy M. Manigold died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 2010), in the Northeast Florida Community Hospice's Hadlow Center in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born in
Adams County in 1927 and moved to Florida in 1992, with her now deceased husband, John Dale. She was employed for many years at the Adams County Assessor's office in Quincy and was also a licensed
real estate agent. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Plainville. Survivors include her daughter, Sally J. Nielsen of Jacksonville; two grandsons, Benjamin William Nielsen of
Jacksonville and David John Nielsen of Ridley Park, Pa. She lived to enjoy two great-grandchildren, great-grandson, Jacob Benjamin, 5, in Jacksonville, and great-granddaughter, T. Sage Nielsen,
4 , in Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Crim of Plainville, and her father, John Slater of Hull. MEMORIALS: United Methodist Church of Plainville. ARRANGEMENTS:
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Beaches Chapel, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth]
Miss Anna Manning
After a lingering illness of the past eight months, Miss Anna Manning, of 414
Eighth street, passed to her reward at 8:40 o'clock last evening. Valvular heart disease was the cause of death.
Mass (sic) Manning was born in St. Louis on February 1, 1881, and at the time of death was 34 years old. She was the
daughter of John and Eliza Manning, and had been a resident of Quincy for the past 23 years. For the past 16 years,
she had been associated in business with Miss Rose Meyer, of the Ottman Badge company, and took an active part in the
business until her illness eight months ago.
Surviving are her mother, and one brother, John Manning. She was a niece of Mrs. William Conners, and a cousin of Mrs.
Anna Bradley, both of St. Louis. The latter had been at her bedside for the past two weeks, and was with her when she
died. St. Louis paper please copy.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1915, Pg. 3 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Catherine "Kate" Marriott
Marriott- In this city, Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. Mrs. Kate Marriott (Catherine Weisenburger),
aged 54 years.
The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m., from the late residence,
411 State street. Friends invited to attend.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Dec. 29, 1892, Pg. 7 - submitted by Charla Weisenburger]
Nellie F. Mason
NELLIE F. (CAPPS) MASON, 77, of 1102 College, Quincy, was fatally burned in an
explosion and fire in her apartment Saturday, June 7, 1980. Adams County Coroner Wayne Johnson said an inquest will be held to determine
cause of death. Mrs. Mason, born Aug. 15, 1902 in Rockport, was a daughter of John and Lucinda (Hamner) Capps. She married Austin Mason,
May 20, 1920 in Palmyra MO. He died Nov. 17, 1957.
Surviving are a son, Dale Mason of Quincy; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Gibson and Mrs. Elnora Clingingsmith, both of Quincy; a
brother Lloyd Mason of Louisiana MO; and six grandchildren. She also was preceded by a son, a daughter, a brother, two sisters and a
grandson. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Nelson Roth.
Burial was in Greenmount cemetery.
[Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hart Collection, Pike Co IL]
C. Loren McCune, 82, of 1132 Adams, died at 12:51 a.m. Wednesday (Jan.
30, 1985) in St. Mary Hospital.
Mr.McCune was born Oct. 15, 1902 in Marcelline, a son of Huey and Luena
Adair McCune. He married irma Sirios Feb. 22, 1925. In Roggen, Colo.
She survives Mr. McCune's schooling was at Pryor School in the Ursa
area. He was a farmer in the Loraine area for a number of years. His
last employment was with Gardner-Denver Co., retiring in 1964 due to
ill health. He was a member of the Machinists Union 822.
Also surviving are three sons, Loren McCune Jr. of the state of Minnesota,
the Rev. George McCune of Winfield, Mo., and Alton McCune of the
home, two daughters, Mrs. William D. (Betty) Fortune of Easton, Pa.,
and Mrs. F.D. (Margaret) Gonterman of Plainville, a brother Russell
McCune of Loraine, a sister, Mrs. Mildred Allen of Quincy, 23
grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, a grandson, a sister and two brothers.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Curry Funeral Home in
Mendon by the Rev. George McCune and the Rev. Jerry McCune. Burial
will be in New Providence Cemetery at Ursa. Memorials are suggested to the Adams County Chapter of the American Cancer
[The Quincy Herald Whig, submitted by Debbie Gibson - Charles is my grandfather]
Irma Alice McCune
Gerald "Jerry" McCune
Mrs. Irma McCune, 94, of 924 State, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday (October 5, 2003) in her home.
Born January 9, 1909 in Roggen, CO.,Irma was the daughter of William and Ida Shelton Sirios. She married
Charles Loren McCune February 22, 1925 in Fort Morgan, CO. He died in January 1985.
Mrs. Irma McCune was a former member of Payson Christian Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Wagner of Quincy, Betty Fortune and her friend Bob of Easton, PA.;
one son, George McCune of Jonesburg, MO.; 25 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 30 great great
grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Sirios and Ed Sirios, both of CO.; and three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy
Yeager and her husband Ray, Mrs. Helen Tureck, and Mrs. Marge Billings, all of CO.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons, Donald, Loren, and Alton; six brothers;
two sisters; a grandson; and a great grandson.
Cremation rites were accorded to Mrs.
McCune and graveside services will be held Wednesday afternoon at
1:00 in New Providence Cemetery by Chaplain Susan Bays.
There is no visitation but friends
are invited to the graveside services.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing
Foundation for Hospice.
[Zehender, Robinson, Stormer, Cookson
submitted by Debbie Gibson - Irma is my Grandmother]
Gerald "Jerry" McCune, 60, of 2116 Ennis Lane died Dec. 5, 2006, in his home. Services will
be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Visitation
will be 4-7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Hansen-Spear Funeral
Home is handling arrangements.
[submitted by Debbie Gibson]
Daniel Green McFarland
SUDDEN DEATH AT CAMP POINT
of D. G. McFarland, A Pioneer of Adams County
He Fell Dead While Talking
To His Daughter's Friend –
Was a Well Known and Highly Esteemed Citizen
CAMP POINT, ILL., June 28. - Daniel Green McFarland, an Adams county pioneer, and the oldest native resident of Camp Point township, passed
away shortly after 8 o'clock yesterday morning. He had been in failing health for some time, and his death, while not entirely unexpected,
yet came as something of a shock to his family and friends. He had been under the doctor's care for a day or two, but yesterday morning arose
at his usual time, ate a light breakfast and was about the house as usual. While engaged in conversation with his daughter's friend, Mrs. Austin,
he suddenly collapsed and with scarcely a struggle expired.
Mr. McFarland was the last surviving member of a family of thirteen. His parents settled in Camp Point township in the fall of 1832. In July,
1855, he was married to his cousin, Martha, the daughter of Arthur McFarland, of Green county, Ohio. To them were born eight children, of who
five are living: George R., John A., Minnie (Mrs. John Harris) Rose and Susie. There are also seven grandchildren.
Mr. McFarland was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, having united with the congregation at Hebron, something over 35 years ago.
His wife, who receded him in death, was interred in the cemetery at Hebron, but at his request the remains were removed several years ago to the cemetery
at Camp Point. - Only last Sunday Mr. McFarland paid his last visit to his wife's grave. On Wednesday afternoon he will go to his last long rest beside her.
The services will be held in the First M. E. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Leo Howard.
Mr. McFarland leaves to his children the legacy of a good name, “rather to be chosen than great riches.” The sympathy of a wide circle of friends
is extended to the bereaved family.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, June 28, 1905, Pg. 8, submitted by Mary
McCormick, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Norma Elnora "Peg" McKenna, 92, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of 1817 N. Fifth, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday (June 29, 2001) in the home.
Born Aug. 12, 1908, in Shelby County, Mo., Mrs. McKenna was a daughter of Oren and Montie Barnes DeMoss. She married Elmer Otis McKenna in Quincy on Aug. 6, 1924, in
Quincy. He died June 18, 1987.
Mrs. McKenna had worked at Bean’s Hobby and Toy Shop and had later been employed in the Adams County Treasurer’s Office. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and
the Loyal Worker’s Sunday School Class, the Navy Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, C. Dean McKenna and wife, Norma, of Quincy; three daughters, Madaline Miller of Quincy, Shirley Dilley of Quincy and Patricia Gehring and her
husband, Russell, of St. Cloud, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Zeta Dice of Springfield.
Mrs. McKenna was preceded in death by a son, Otis J. McKenna; a grandson, Patrick Michael McKenna; and seven brothers and sisters.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home by the Rev. George Tomko. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church.
[Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas]
Death of Mrs. Fannie McMein
Mrs. Fannie McMein died at her residence, 823 Vermont street, yesterday afternoon just before 3 o'clock. She has been ill several months, but her death was not expected at this time.
Two of her sons, Harry M. and William H. McMein, were with her yesterday. Her third son George, Telegraph operator at Milan, Mo, arrived here this morning at 11:10.
Many things might be written of Mrs. McMein's character and of her lovely life; but the power and beauty of her life is best shown in the sterling worth, the manly purposes of the
three sons who have grown to manhood led by her hand.
Mrs. McMein would have been fifty years old had she lived until Saturday. She has one sister, Miss Anna Gallaher, teacher in Franklin school, and two brothers, Mr. James Gallaher,
of the Herald, and Rev. Henry M. Gallaher, of Connecticut. The funeral services will be held at the house at 4 o'clock tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon.
[Source: Quincy Daily Journal, June 13, 1887 – Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
DEATH OF MRS. FANNIE M'MEIN
The announcement of the death of Mrs. Fannie McMein will be received with most sincere regret by her wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She has been an invalid for many
months, and on Sunday afternoon quietly closed her eyes in eternal sleep. Her death was not unexpected, but it will prove a no less trying affliction on that account. A quiet,
consistent Christian woman, she had lived for the good that she could do in the world, and her memory will live after her in the hearts of all who knew her.
[Source: Quincy Daily Journal, June 14, 1887 – Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
END COMES TO HARRY M'MEIN
Former Newspaper Man and Father of Neysa McMein, Famous Artist.
Harry McMein, former newspaper man and father of Neysa McMein, the famous artist who is now
Death of Hugh McMein
Mr. Hugh McMein, one of the older residents of Quincy, died at the home of his son, Mr. Harry M. McMein, editor of THE WHIG at an early hour yesterday
morning. He had been in failing health for some time, being in his sixty ninth year, but the final summons came quite unexpectedly. Mr. McMein
was born in Scotland in 1825, and came to America when a boy, locating first in New York City. he afterwards came to Quincy, and for the past
thirty years has made this city his home. Of a quiet retiring nature, he has lived much within himself, but those who enjoyed his acquaintance
admired and respected his sterling qualities. Of late years he has lived quietly at the home of his son on Kentucky street. Mr. McMein leaves three
sons, WIlliam H., Harry M. and George J. McMein. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the home of Mr. Harry M. McMein, 1652 Kentucky street,
at 4 o'clock. Private burial at a later hour.
[The Quincy Morning Whig; Aug. 31, 1894 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
George McMurray, of Clayton, father of A. McMurry, of this city, died yesterday morning in his 76th year. The deceased came to Adams
County in 1829, and resided in the county from that time until his death. He was one of the pioneers of the county, was well known and highly respected.
[The Quincy Herald; Aug. 30, 1877 - Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney]
Balthaser Meckes died at his home, 1605 Elm Street of Bright’s Disease. He was born in Gilmer township, Oct. 15, 1849. He had resided in
this city for the past eighteen years. He leaves a widow, three sons and six daughters.
[The Quincy Daily Whig; News and Gossip of a Live City; Nov 8, 1899, submitted by Mary Borowski]
William H. Menne
William H. Menne, the oldest living tanner in Quincy, and one of the city's best
known and most highly respected residents, passed into the last long slumber at 6:45 o'clock last evening, death taking place
at the home of his grandchildren, Mr. And Mrs. Fred Sexauer.
Mr. Menne was a native German, and a great lover of the Vaterland and her doings. He was born there on June 25, 1829, making
him 85 years old at the time of demise. Since 1860 he had been a resident of this city, and during his residence had made a
host of friends. He was a devout member of the St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving him are his wife, who was formerly Miss Christina Stine, their marriage taking place in 1855. Two sons, Louis and
William and 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren survive. He was for many years in the employ of the Herman Hirsch Hide company.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1915, - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Francis E. Meredith
Francis E. Meredith, better known as “Frank,” died at Blessing
Hospital Thursday evening, after an illness of eight days of pneumonia following influenza. Francis Meredith was born in Quincy October, 1873, and has
always made Quincy his home. He was a member of Lambert lodge of Masons and also of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He was well known in Quincy and
for many years was switchman for the Burlington. He leaves to mourn his death his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Meredith, who is on her way home from Columbus,
Ohio, and who was not able to reach home before he died; his mother, Mrs. Naomi Meredith, and two sisters, Miss Alice, at home, and Mrs. Margaret Walters
of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Will of St. Louis, John of St. Joseph, Mo., besides a large circle of friends who are shocked to hear of his death.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Dec 6, 1918 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
John M. Meredith
John M. Meredith, 74, of Liberty Route 1, died at 3:55 p.m. Saturday
(Sept. 30, 1995) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Lingle, Wyo., Mr. Merideth was a son of Howard and Merle Buskirk Merideth.
He married Wenona Askew April 8, 1945, in Liberty. She survives. Mr. Merideth farmed in the Beverly area for many years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Barry, where he served as deacon and usher; Liberty Lions Club, having served as president; American
Legion Post 640 in Liberty; and the Farm Bureau. Mr. Merideth served as a medic in the Army's First Infantry Division during World War II,
earning a Bronze Star. He had served on the Liberty Community Unit 2 School District Board and was trustee for Beverly Township.
Survivors also include two sons, Darrell Merideth of Liberty, and Bruce Merideth of Mendon; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Suzanne) Wittler of
Liberty; a sister, Arlene Andrews of Peoria; five grandchildren, Scott Merideth of Oak Lawn, Debbie Merideth of Macomb, Emily Merideth
of Mendon and Celeste and Amy Uppinghouse of Liberty; three stepgrandchildren, Dorinda Davis of Liberty, Mac Wittler of Mendon and Cathy
Wittler of Quincy; and three stepgreat-grandchilddren. Mr. Merideth was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Services will be
conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Barry by the Rev. Karla Brown. Burial will be in Mound Prairie Cemetery with
military rites conducted by American Legion Post 640. Visitation will be held 4-8 tonight in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Liberty.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church at Barry.
[ - transcribed by Ella Tittsworth]
Miss Martha Meyer, daughter of Mrs. Josephine Meyer, of 415 State
street. passed away at the family residence Saturday evening.
Death was due to lung fever, from which the young lady had
suffered for a couple of months. Miss Meyer was born in Quincy 28
years ago and had lived here all her life. She was the daughter
of the late Bernard H. Meyer. Miss Meyer was prominent in
social and secret society circles in the city. She was a
member of Royal Circle No. 44, and president of Esther Lodge
No. 10. She was a young woman of ability and one whose many
fine traits of character endeared her to all who met her.
The mother survives. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 30, 1903]
The funeral of Miss Martha Meyer occurred this morning at
7:30 o'clock from the residence, 515 (415) State street,
and at 8 o'clock from St. Boniface cemetery.
[Quincy Daily Journal, Apr 1, 1903, submitted by Debbie Gibson]
EXCESSIVE HEAT CLAIMS ANOTHER
WILLIAM MEYERAND STRICKEN WHILE PAINTING HOUSE ON VERMONT STREET.
DEATH INSTANTANEOUS QUESTION AS TO CAUSE
Some doubt Expressed Regarding Actual Cause of Death – Had Worked in Sun All Day and Did Not Heed Warnings.
The second death in Quincy as a result of the excessive heat of the present summer occurred yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock
when William Meyerand, a painter, residing at 825 South Eigth street, was stricken while working on a house belonging to Barney Coens, at 1105 Vermont street.
The death came without any warning and when stricken Mr. Meyerand fell from the 16-foot ladder on which he was working
and if the heat was not the direct cause of his death, the fall from the ladder was, as life was extinct when witnesses of the accident rushed
to the painter's aid.
According to the story of eye-witnesses of the tragedy, as related to The Journal reporter, who arrived a few minutes
after the accident had occurred, Meyerand lost consciousness without warning of what was coming. He is said to have released his hold on the ladder
and at the same time dropped the brush from his other hand. Immediately he was seen to swing outward from the ladder and fell backward, dropping
some twelve feet and alighting directly on the top of his head.
Several people rushed to the aid of the stricken man and Dr. W. F. Pearce was called and arrived in a few minutes. The man,
however, was beyond aid and the general verdict of both the physician and neighbors was that death had been instantaneous either from the heat or
from the effects of the fall.
WAS WORKING IN SUN.
Meyerand had been working on the Coens house for three or four days and according to the report of neighbors had been
working in the terrific sun all day yesterday. He is said to have been at work on the east side of the house during the forenoon and to have
finished there and gone to the west side shortly after noon. One or two persons told last night of having remonstrated with the man for remaining
in the sun, but he is said to have scoffed at the idea of the heat being too much for him.
The widow of the stricken man immediately notified of the sad accident and hastened to the scene of the tragedy
where she heard the story of the accident in all its sad details.
HAD LIVED HERE MANY YEARS.
Mr. Meyerand was born in Germany on August 22, 1853, being nearly 60 years old at the time of death. He came
to this country with his parents when four years old, the family locating in Quincy, and he had made his home here ever since. He was
a member of the St. Jacobi church and always took an active part in the affairs of the congregation.
Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters, the Misses Laura, Minnie, and Alma, at home, and two
sons, William H., of Quincy, and Robert, of Davenport, Ia. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Louis Bitter and Mrs. Anna Charle, both
of Quincy, and one brother, Henry Meyerand, of Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Meyerand was a highly respected citizen of Quincy and many
friends are left to mourn his untimely death with the surviving relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the family residence, 825 South Eighth street, at
2 p. m., and at St. Jacobi church at 2:30 p. m. Interment in Woodland cemetery. Friends invited to attend.
[Quincy Daily Journal, Tuesday, July 29, 1913, submitted by Debbie Gibson]
Henry Montag, a Mendon Township, died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from kidney trouble, following an illness of two weeks.
He was born in Germany, July 15, 1829, and was 88 years old at the time of death, having resided in Mendon Township since 1851.
His wife died about 12 years ago.Leslie
He is survived by four sons, George, of Paloma; Henry, of lima; Adolph, of Mendon, and John, of
Quincy; four daughters, Mrs. William Kertzer, of Mendon; Mrs. August Elligsen, Mrs. Fred Behrensmeyer and Mrs. Andrew Lenz,
a Quincy; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Baker, of La Grange; a brother, Adolph Montag, of Denver Colo., and 23 grandchildren..
[Source: The Quincy Daily Journal-January 10, 1918-page 2, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
William S. Morgan
William S. Morgan
William S. Morgan, 60, of Illinois
Veterans Home, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday (March 12, 1980) at St.
Mary Hospital. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
[Quincy Herald Whig, submitted by Debbie Gibson]
Ruth May Morrow
INDUSTRY - Ruth May (Alexander) Morrow, 76, of Quincy, formerly of
Industry, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Good
Samaritan Nursing Home in Quincy.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Industry Cemetery in
Industry. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.
[Peoria Journal Star, Apr. 20, 2009 - Submitted by C. H.]
Herman B. Moslander
HERMAN B. "TEX" MOSLANDER, 87, of 1402 N. 12th, Quincy, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday
(Feb. 26, 1981) at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He had suffered serious burns in a fire at his home Wednesday morning. Authorities
said Mr. Moslander apparently loaded leaves and sticks into an incinerator in his yard, lit them and then poured gasoline on the fire,
resulting in an explosion. He was born Nov. 1, 1893, in Mason City, Ill., the son of Altheus and Ellen Bennett Moslander. He was married
to Rena B. Robinson Dec. 16, 1933, in Monticello, Mo. Mr. Moslander formerly farmed near LaBelle, Mo., and operated a drug store in La Belle
before moving to Quincy about 22 years ago. He also worked as a mechanic. At the time of his death, Mr. Moslander was well known in the
area as a practicing gunsmith, who worked out of his home in Quincy. He served in the Army during World War 1 and was a member of La Belle
Lodge 222 AF&AM. Survivors include his wife; a son, John Moslander of Paragould, Ark.; six grandchildren; one brother, William Moslander
of Van Nuys, Calif.; six sisters, Ruth Janes of Arleta, Calif., Jennie Ewers of Mason City, Myra Zimmerman of Mason City, Kate Cogdel of
Hull, Priscilla Crandall of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Carrie Azinger of Keokuk, Iowa. He was preceded in death by three brothers, one
sister and a granddaughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Coder Funeral Chapel in La Belle. Burial will be in Deer Ridge Cemetery
north of La Belle.
[Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection in Pike Co IL]
Death of a Soldier
Mulherin, Charles: The first death in the hospital at the Soldiers' Home occurred at about 6 o'clock yesterday morning. It was an old and faithful soldier, Charles Mulherin,
who carried a musket all through the war of the rebellion. He was born in Lebtamora, Ireland, in 1827, enlisted at Rock Island in defence of his adopted country in 1861, and was
enrolled in Company H. Thirty-seventh Illinois infantry, and when he was discharged in 1865 it was noted in his papers that he had contracted lung disease in Texas while in the service
of the country. His death was caused by consumption. His surviving comrades have only kind words for the soldier who has now been relieved and discharged from all service.
The deceased was a widower and leaves but one child, Mrs. Mary Mulherin, who lives in Rock Island.
The daughter has been notified of the death of her father, and unless orders are given to the contrary, the remains will be interred at the grounds of the Home today.
[Source: The Quincy Daily Whig, May 3, 1887, Page 8 - Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]