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EVERETT BAKER
Mt. Sterling, Illinois:
Everett L. Baker age 61 of rural Mt. Sterling passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, August 15, 2004 at his residence.
He was born November 29, 1942 on a farm near Cooperstown in Brown County the son of Everett Albert and Georgia Lillian Dieterich Baker.
Everett attended Brown County Schools and at the age of 17 he joined the United States Navy where he served his country for 8 years. He was deployed on the aircraft carriers, U.S.S. America and U.S.S. Enterprise. After serving in the military he settled in Denver, Colorado and found employment at Denver Beechcraft. Later he moved to Vernal, Utah and was district manager for Oil Well Perforators, Inc. After a number of years he returned to Brown County and found employment with Consolidated Grain Company in Naples, Illinois.
Everett was an avid hunter, especially of large game. He was a true nature lover and knew that name of every plant and tree.
Everett was always cheerful, never complaining, he faced life with fortitude and a wry sense of humor. His family who loved him and his friends will miss him deeply.
Survivors include his mother Georgia Baker of Mt. Sterling. 1 brother Lyle Marvin Baker of Mt. Sterling. 4 sisters Bonnie Culves of Beardstown, Mardilee Lawson of Mt. Sterling, Beulah Butler of Versailles and Margie Koenig of East St. Louis, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his father and 2 sisters Lillian Jones and Ruthie VanDeventer.
In accordance with the deceased wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no visitation or services.
Memorials are suggested the American Cancer Society.
Condolences for the family may be left on-line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



KENNETH BARKER
died: September 14, 1988
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 16, 1988

Kenneth Barker
Kenneth Barker, 58, of Quincy, formerly of Mount Sterling, died at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday in Pike County.
He was born in Schuyler County on Oct. 20, 1929, the son of George R. and Nellie M. Harper Barker.
Mr. Barker was a member of the United Methodist Church in Quincy and an active member of the Antique Car Club. He was past elder of Mount Sterling Presbyterian Church Club and was a Sunday school superintendent. He was employed by the city of Quincy at the sewage treatment plant.
Surviving are three brothers, John R. of Mount Sterling, George T. and Glenn R., both of Springfield; two nieces; and several cousins.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Sterling Cemetery, with the Rev. David Kuker officiating.
Hufnagel Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, is in charge of arrangements.



MARY E. BARKER
Mt. Sterling, Illinois:

Mary Elizabeth Barker age 80 of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and formerly of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away on Tuesday evening, May 25, 2004 at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
She was born August 25, 1923 in Rockport, Illinois the daughter of Henry F. and Oca F. Curtis Burkhead. She married C. S. Bud Barker on May 5, 1945 in Buffalo, New York and he survives.
Mrs. Barker worked as a registered nurse and as owner/administrator of Barker Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling for many years.
She attended Hannibal schools graduating from Hannibal High School with the Class of 1942. She then graduated from St. Mary s School of Nursing in Quincy, Illinois in 1945.
Mrs. Barker was an active member of the First Christian Church of Mt. Sterling. She was an avid golfer and loved to cook and crochet. Mary was a caring and devoted mother and grandmother to her family.
Survivors include her husband C. S. Bud Barker of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. 2 children Michele Fitch and her husband Ross of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Michael Barker and his wife Sandy of Sherman, Illinois. 5 grandchildren Abby Besch, Jed Barker, Seth Barker, Rebecca Gibson and Amanda Fitch. 6 great grandchildren and 1 sister Zona Burkhead of Hannibal, Missouri also survives along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Robert Belew officiating. The family will be meet friends one hour prior to services.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Mt. Sterling.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



HENRY HARRISON BENNETT
Henry H. Bennett was born in Jennings County, Indiana, Feb. 16, 1833 and died at his home in Fargo near Timewell, March 8, 1922, aged 89 years and 20 days. He came to Brown County when about 15 years of age where he has lived ever since, except one year in Iowa. He enlisted in the civil war. He was married to Elizabeth Barkley December 24, 1854 and to this union seven children were born. They are as follows: James Ellison, of Kellerville; George William, Timewell: John Albert of Liberty: Delia A. who died when about two years old: Enos Sylvester of Quincy: Andrew Walter of Pekin: Mrs. Rosetta Norton of Timewell. Besides these he leaves one sister, Mrs. Emeline Welch of Macomb, and seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and hosts of nieces and nephews. He was one of Brown County’s oldest and most respected citizens. Funeral services were conducted by Rev New of Greenfield at Lee church in Fargo, Friday, at 2 p.m. and burial beside his wife in Fargo Cemetery. [Mt. Sterling Democrat Message, 15 March 1922 - Sub. by Dale Bennett]

MARGARET M. BAUCH
Mt. Sterling, Illinois:
Margaret M. Bauch age 77 of Chambersburg, Illinois passed away at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2004 at Pittsfield Manor Nursing Home in Pittsfield, Illinois.
She was born June 3, 1927 in Brown County, Illinois the daughter of Dennis Allen and Lola Vada Kallach Bauch.
Margaret was a homemaker and assisted area families with their chores. She attended the Morrellville School in Brown County.
Margaret was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Brown County where she served as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher and song leader for over 50 years. She always enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.
Survivors include 1 sister Grace Irene Bauch of Chambersburg, Illinois. 1 nephew Richard Stephens of Quincy and 2 nieces Donna Padavic of Quincy and Carol Stephens of Memphis, Tennessee also survive along with several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister Helen Stephens.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Vale Walkington officiating.
Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Brown County.
Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



MAYME IRENE BALDWIN BEHYMER
Mayme Behymer
Mayme I. Behymer, who resided at 1117 South 12th St., Springfield, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 1974 in her daughter's residence in Springfield.
She was born in Rushville on November 30, 1909, the daughter of Grover C. and Amelia Cokenour Baldwin.
She attended the Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Louise Rohn of Clayton; Mrs Pansy Clemons of Springfield; Mrs. Eileen Gorman of Springfield; Mrs. Judy Nickles of Springfield; Mrs. Mary Jo Smock of Houston, Texas; Charles (Bud) Behymer of Hartford, Illinois; Marion (Butch) Behymer of Austin, Texas; and Wayne Behymer of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Reische of Mt. Sterling and two brothers, Charles Baldwin of Mt Sterling and Roy Baldwin of Greentree, Ark., and 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a son and a brother.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Hufnagel Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Dittmer officiating. Mrs. Clarke Mitchell was organist. Serving as casket bearers were Gary Clemons, Roger Rohn, Dan Colgan, Leo Baldwin, Larry Reishe and Dan Carter. Burial was in Hersman Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, sub. by Jessica Blank]



WALTER JUNIOR BIXBY
Mt. Sterling, Illinois -- Walter Junior Bixby age 82 of Olney, Illinois and formerly of Decatur, Illinois, Ashland, Illinois and Versailles, Illinois passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2004 at Burgin Manor Nursing Home in Olney, Illinois.
He was born July 31, 1921 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Walter Oscar, Sr. and Lorena Tweedell Bixby. He married Wilma Mae Gibson on April 15, 1946 in Bowling Green, Missouri and she preceded him in death on October 9, 2001.
Mr. Bixby was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of a non-denominational religion.
Survivors include 3 sons Carl David Bixby of Noble, Illinois, Wayne Eugene Bixby and his wife Letra of Noble, Illinois and Dale Allen Bixby and his wife Ruth of Ashland, Illinois. 1 brother Donald Bixby and his wife Lois of Pittsfield, Illinois. 3 sisters Helen Sapp of Ashland, Illinois, Mary Hardwick and her husband Floyd of Lerna, Illinois and Barbara Hardwick and her husband Charles of Springfield, Illinois. 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also survive along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Ryan White and Rich Rasmussen officiating.
Burial will be in the Harbour Cemetery in Brown County.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Friday.
Memorials are suggested to the Charity of the Donor s Choice.
Condolences may be left for the family on line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



JAMES P. BLACK
BLACK, James P. - - After a lingering illness of several months duration James P. BLACK, son of our townsman Issac BLACK, died at his home in Brown county last Thursday of consumption, aged 41 years. He was taken ill while visiting in Macomb during the winter, and gradually grew weaker and weaker.  He leaves a wife and six children.   Funeral services were conducted at the residence of his father-in-law, L.G. PERSINGER, on Saturday afternoon; interment in the Lawler cemetery. [Rushville Times, March 28, 1895]



RICHARD SPRING BLACK
R.S. BLACK one of the early residents of Schuyler county died at his home in Timewell,  Brown county last week aged 76 years.  He was the son of Richard BLACK and was born in this county.  His brothers Isaac & William T. BLACK died a few years ago.  Mr. BLACK removed from Schuyler county about 40 years ago.
Funeral services were held there on Thursday of last week. [Unknown newspaper. NOTE: **He died April of 1908]



SOLENA BLACK
Mrs. Solena ADAMS BLACK died in Timewell, Jan. 15.
Mrs. Solena ADAMS BLACK,  wife of John D. BLACK & a niece of James BLACK of Woodstock Township, died Thursday at her home in Timewell in her 80th year.
She is survived by a family of 6 children, one of who, John BLACK resides in Crane Creek drainage district.
Funeral services were held from the M.E. church in Cooperstown Sunday & interment in the cemetery on the old ADAMS homestead farm near Star bridge, which is now known as ADAMS Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper/date]



WILMA L. ILLMAN BORDENKIRCHER
MOUNT STERLING - Wilma L. Bordenkircher, 86, of Mount Sterling died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1995, at her home.
Born Jan. 22, 1909, in Schuyler County to Frank and Sarah Rittenhouse Illman, she married Emmett J. Bordenkircher on April 4, 1929, in Springfield. He died Nov. 2, 1957. One sister, one brother and two great-grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Charlotte) McPeek and Mrs. Patrick (Marcia) Cummings, both of Springfield; four sons, Richard of Rolling Meadows, John of Englewood, Colo., Eugene of Lady Lake, Fla., and Donald of Houston; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Thomas Henseler will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, both at Hufnagel Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, October 27, 1995]



ESTHER BOWEN
Mt. Sterling, Illinois -- Esther Jean Bowen age 75 of Payson, Illinois and formerly of Quincy, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona passed away at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. She was born December 22, 1928 in Carrollton, Missouri the daughter of Robert K., Jr. and Cora Edith Trindle Wright. She married Cecil John Bowen on July 18, 1960 in New London, Missouri and he survives.
Earlier in life Mrs. Bowen worked as a secretary for MFA Insurance Company in Columbia, Missouri and later worked as a saleslady for Shaklee until retiring in 1990.
She attended Brunswick Missouri Schools and a member of a Non Denominational Religion. Mrs. Bowen always enjoyed traveling and attending church services, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband Cecil J. Bowen of Payson, Illinois. 4 children David A. Bowen and his wife Verna of Quincy, Linda L. Bowen of St. Louis, Missouri, Charles E. Bowen and his wife Linda May of Quincy and Betty L. Patterson of Mt. Sterling. 1 brother Robert D. Wright and his wife Kathryn of Salisbury, Missouri. 6 grandchildren Tiffany, Lacey, Tammy, Tim, Dwayne and Anthony also survive along with 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 grandson John Bowen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Ryan White and Mark Peters officiating.
Burial will be in the Hersman Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling.
Friends may call any time after 4 on Friday with the family meeting friends from 6 until 8 Friday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. [Unknown newspaper/date]



MARJORIE CATHERINE CHRISTNER BOWMAN
BARTONVILLE - 70, of 3818 S. Airport Road died at 2:50 p.m Saturday, Sept. 18, 1993, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Mount Sterling to Frank and Margaret Ferguson Christner, she married Truman Hughes Bowman on Aug. 16, 1944, in Crestview, Fla. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Terri Lynn Smith of Bartonville; four sisters, Ann Moklar, Dorothy Zander and Mary White, all of Mount Sterling, and Norma Rahn of Aurora; and three brothers, Gerald Christner of Mount Sterling, Charles Christner of De Kalb and Lozelle "Bud" Christner of Carlock. One brother preceded her in death.
She made and sold shades for 45 years and became owner of Rapp Shade Service in 1973. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Sterling City Cemetery in Mount Sterling. The Rev. Tom Ross will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. [Peoria Journal Star, September 20, 1993, Page: B2]



JEFFREY LELAND BOYD
MOUNT STERLING - Jeffrey Leland Boyd, age 48, of Mount Sterling passed away at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born Dec. 31, 1958, in Rushville, the son of William F. and Marlene Von Dissen Boyd. He married Mary Beth Walter on Dec. 31, 1993, in Springfield; she survives.
Jeff worked for Cargill Meat Solutions in Beardstown. He graduated from Brown County High School with the class of 1977. Jeff was a former member of Cooperstown Christian Church. He also was a member of the Lincoln Land Chapter of ABATE and always enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting mushrooms and fishing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his son.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth Boyd of Mount Sterling; his son, Leland Raymond Boyd at home; his mother and stepfather, Marlene and Tom Spears of Frederick; his father, Bill "Hoppy" Boyd of Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Ione Von Dissen of Rushville; two brothers, Scott Boyd and his wife, Kathy, of Mount Sterling and Chris Boyd and his wife, Stacee, of Meredosia; two nieces, Rachel and Haley Boyd; and three nephews, Ryan, Jacob and Joshua Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leland "Butch" Von Dissen, who he considered his idol.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling, with Pastor Carl Metz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Sterling City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening, May 1, 2007, at the funeral home. Friends also may call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday. Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 1, 2007]



JAMES W. BRADBURY
QUINCY - James W. Bradbury, 83, of Quincy, formerly of Mount Sterling, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.
He was born April 2, 1921, in Brown County, the son of James Lewis and Mary Anna Curtis Bradbury. He married Grace Mae Bunfill in 1944 in Schuyler County; they later divorced.
Mr. Bradbury attended Versailles schools and earned his GED. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He worked as a salesman and warehouse manager for Moorman Manufacturing, retiring in 1975. He was a board member of the Mount Sterling Senior Citizen Center, serving as information and assistance director from 1994-98. He was a member of the Mount Sterling VFW and served as coordinator of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He delivered Meals On Wheels and volunteered at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors: two children, Barbara (husband, Gary) Brinker of New London, Mo., and Bill (wife, Cathy) Bradbury of Rochester Hills, Mich.; two grandchildren; sister, Frances (husband, Earl) Edlin of Versailles; many nieces and nephews; and former wife, Grace Mae.
Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, the Rev. Keith Bunfill officiating. Burial: Hersman Cemetery. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, October 11, 2004]



JAMES HAROLD BRADBURY
PEORIA HEIGHTS - James Harold Bradbury, 70, of Rose Garden Care Center died there at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003. He was born May 9, 1932, in Ripley to James W. and Jennie Welch Bradbury. Surviving are two nephews, Robert (and Connie) Rigler and Kenny (and Sharon) Rigler, both of Pekin. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
He last worked for Parc from 1985 to 2000 and previously worked at TCRC for several years. He was a member of Bethel Temple Church in East Peoria.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rushville Cemetery in Rushville. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. [Peoria Journal Star, February 4, 2003]


CHARLOTTE FLYNN BRADLEY
Charlotte Flynn Bradley, daughter of Louis & Jane Flynn, was born in Brown County, Ill., April 15, 1861, and departed this life December 7, 1907, in St. Louis, Mo., whither she had gone for medical treatment.
    In July 1880, she was joined in marriage to Jacob Wesley Bradley. To them was born seven sons and three daughters. One son, James, died at the age of eleven, and two daughters in infancy. Six sons and one daughter: William, Walter, Elmer, Ora, Paul, Norman and Stella, together with the father and two grandchildren survive to mourn her untimely departure. She leaves also to cherish her memory three brothers, four sisters and numerous other relatives.
    For years her health has been failing and though all that human skill could contrive was employed in her behalf her sufferings grew steadily worse until death released her from earthly pain.
    She was converted several years ago, but did not unite with any church. The funeral was held in the Mt. Sterling M.E. Church Wednesday Dec. 11 at 1 o'clock p.m. The choir sang several of the old hymns and Rev. W.H. McGhee preached the sermon. Her six sons acted as pallbearers and bore her gently to rest in the Mt. Sterling cemetery.
 "A precious one from us is gone,   A voice we loved is stilled;  A place is vacant in our home,  Which never can be filled." [Unknown newspaper; Donated by: Charla Weisenburger]



JACOB WESLEY BRADLEY
Jacob Wesley Bradley
, was born in Adams County, Ill., Apr 27, 1861, and departed this life January 23, 1939, at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 23 days, at the home of his son, Ora Bradley, near Meredosia.    He was the son of Jacob Wesley and Eliza Jane Bradley. In July 1880, he was joined in marriage to Charlotte Flynn, who proceeded him in death on December 7, 1907.
   To this union were born seven sons and three daughters, one son, James, died at the age of eleven, one son Walter, died at Barry, Ill., June 12, 1932, and two daughters died in infancy. Five sons, William, Elmer, Ora, Paul, and Norman, and one daughter, Stella, survive to mourn his departure.He also leaves twenty five grand children and nine great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
    He was taken to St. Mary's hospital but his condition was so serious that an operation could not help him. After a few days stay in the hospital he was taken to the home of his son, Ora, near Meredosia, where death came to relieve his suffering. He was one of the best of fathers, whose presence will be greatly missed. [Same poem as for Charlotte Bradley; unknown newspaper - Donated by: Charla Weisenburger]


NORMAN BRADLEY II
ROCK ISLAND - Norman Bradley, 80, of Rock Island, formerly of Clayton, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at the River Park Health Care Center in Rock Island.
He was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Mount Sterling, the son of Norman and Anna Armstrong Bradley. He married Wilma June Fretueg in 1941 in Palmyra, Mo.; she preceded him in death in 1999.
Mr. Bradley worked for John Deere Davenport Works for 32 years, retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline and UAW Local 281.
Survivors: a daughter, Linda McDaniel of East Moline; three grandchildren; a great-\cf1 granddaughter; seven brothers, Russell Bradley of Meredosia, Virgil (wife, Nina) Bradley of Liberty, Thomas (wife, Mary) Armstrong of Rushville, Terry (wife, Linda) Bradley of Chapin, Vernie Bradley of Florida, and Bill and Ronald Bradley, both of Beardstown; and a sister, Lillian (husband, George) Cookson of Quincy.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling, the Rev. John Laux officiating. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Camp Point.
Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling and Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary in East Moline are in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 6, 2002]



WILMA JUNE FRETUEG BRADLEY
MOUNT STERLING - Wilma June Bradley, 75, of Moline died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
She was born June 15, 1924, in Brown County, the daughter of Charley and Dessa Fegley Fretueg. She married Norman Bradley in 1941 in Palmyra, Mo.
Two sons preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bradley was a nurse at the former Lutheran Hospital in Moline. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline.
Survivors: husband, Norman of Carlinville; a daughter, Linda Bradley McDaniel of Moline; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, the Rev. Joe Eckman officiating. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 27, 1999]



JAMES W. BRIGGS
MOUNT STERLING - James W. Briggs, 75, of Mount Sterling died at 1:57 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 1992, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Feb. 12, 1917, in Buena Vista Township, Schuyler County, to Frank and Clara Riley Briggs.
Surviving are one sister, Mary Simpson of Rushville, and several nieces and nephews. Six half brothers and two half sisters preceded him in death.
A World War II Army Veteran, he worked for Mount Sterling Tile Co. and later for Brown Shoe Co. in Pittsfield, retiring in 1978.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hughes Cemetery west of Rushville. The Rev. Robert Kirkham will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. [Peoria Journal Star, October 25, 1992]



RUBY ELIZABETH BRISCOE
Ruby Elizabeth Briscoe, 92, of New York City, died Sunday (Aug. 28, 2011) in her home. She was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Versailles, a daughter of Francis and Opal Hoosier Davis. Ruby worked as an administrative receptionist with Rao's Specialty Foods for more than 25 years. She is survived by four children, Francis Briscoe of Quincy, Sharon Straci and her husband, Ron, of New York, Kenny Briscoe of Peoria, Ariz., and James Briscoe of Quincy; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Orville Lee Davis and his wife, Norma. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. VISITATION: 4 p.m. until time of services Friday in the funeral home. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Hugh Funeral Home. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

EUGENE C. BROCKMAN
The early train from Quincy yesterday morning bore with it the delegation from Quincy, appointed to represent the Press, the Typographical Union, the Telephone and the Exposition interests, to witness the last rites to our departed friend.  They arrived in Mount Sterling at 7 o'clock.
The city was draped in mourning, and during the funeral services nearly all the business houses were closed.  At 10 o'clock the Quincy delegation went to the residence of the deceased where was to be seen a touching tribute to the dead, an evidence of esteem in which he was held by the people among whom he lived.  The house was filled with mourners, while the varancas were covered, as was also the contiguous grounds, with sorrowing spectators.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev Mr Hawker, of Kinderbook, Pike County, who had performed the marriage service between the deceased and his now mourning widow, and had been sent for at the request of the dying man.  He delivered a most impressive address;  while the weeping and disconsolate widow sat with one hand upon the coffin, as though loth to give up her dead.
At the conclusion of the services one after another of the thousand or more present passed before the casket to take a lst look at the dead.  The casket was literally buried under beautiful floral offeriongs, among which a handsome design, the gift of the Telephone employee, was the most conspicuous.  The pall bearers were:  John J. Teefy, Fred W. Rottger, Capt Atwood, Jacob Frindlick, C.M. Dulap and John J. McDannold. The casket was removed to the hearse and was followed by the sorrowing crowd to the cemetery, where all that was mortal of the late E.C. Brockman was consigned to the dust from which it came.  "Earth to eart and ashes to ashes." [Quincy Daily Herald, August 5, 1883]



JOHN ROLAND BROWN
Death
John Roland Brown, was born in Scott county, Ky., February 29, 1824, and came to this county in 1837. His first marriage occurred in 1844, and by his first wife he was the father of four daughters.  His first wife died in 1866 and July 4, 1869, he was again married, the last wife with the daughters surviving. Mr. Brown was ill but three days, dying of blood poisoning at his home six miles east of Mt. Sterling, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 1. He was well known and universally esteemed by friends, neighbors and acquaintances.
The funeral occurred from Logan Creek church at 2:30 p.m., June 2.  Elder Bridges conducting the services. [Brown County Democrat Message, Mt. Serling, Illinois, June 14, 1890]



WILLIAM BROWN
Death of William Brown
At 10:45 last evening Wm. Brown, one of the old residents of the city, passed to the last resting place of humanity.  He was born in Manchester, England, January 28, 1819.  He has resided here the greater part of his life.  For some time past his physcial frame has given indications of an early dissoulution, so that his death has not been wholly unexpected.  His illness has been within the past three weeks.  His wife preceded him to the beyond about a year.
His life has been one of activity and industry.  He was a man who was intelligent on general subjects, intensely interested in the affairs that led to the line of enterprise and advancement, a mechanic of no ordinary ability.  He leaves a family of children grown to manhood and womanhood, composed of James Brown, Mrs. John Osmer, of their city; Mrs. A. G. Beach, of Moline; Mrs. Chas. Hiles, of Camden; Mrs. Ellen Melvin, Chicago; Mrs. Emma Beaston, Kewanee. [The Illinoian Star Daily Edition, Beardstown, IL, June 4, 1903 - submitted by: Tammie Brown



FRANCES BRYANT
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Frances E. Bryant age 94 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, September 12, 2004 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.
She was born February 18, 1910 in Brown County, Illinois the daughter of Michael Joseph and Mary Mae Molly Grover Simon. She married Virgil Allen Bryant on March 16, 1932 in Pekin, Illinois and he preceded her in death on January 21, 1956.
Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and had also owned and operated New Method Cleaners in Mt. Sterling for several years. She also worked for the Mt. Sterling Public Library and as a retail clerk at Croxton s Clothing Store and Faugust Rexall Drug Store both in Mt. Sterling.
Mrs. Bryant graduated from Mt. Sterling High School with the Class of 1929.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling. Mrs. Bryant always enjoyed participating in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, playing Bridge, needlework, quilting and playing the organ and piano.
Survivors include 2 sons Gordon Allen Bryant and his wife Debbie of Mundelein, Illinois and Don Michael Bryant and his wife Lisa of Modesto, California. 1 sister Evelyn Hufnagel of Mt. Sterling. 1 brother Samuel J. Simon and his wife Marilyn of Assumption, Illinois. 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandson and 1 brother James B. Simon.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with Father Thomas Henseler officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. [Unknown newspaper]



LOIS BULLARD
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Lois V. Bullard age 83 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Tucson Medical Center Hospice in Tucson, Arizona.
She was born June 4, 1923 in Quincy, Illinois the daughter of James and Amanzella Welty Peterson. She married Arthur Lee Roy Bullard on December 25, 1946 in Quincy, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 7, 2002.
Mrs. Bullard was a homemaker. She attended Madison School in Quincy, Illinois.
Mrs. Bullard was a member of the Benville Union Church. She always enjoyed crafts, sewing and baking.
Survivors include 5 children Virginia Davis and her husband Ron of Tucson, Arizona, Kevin Bullard and his wife Carolyn of Plymouth, Illinois, Gordon Bullard and his wife Donna of Mt. Sterling, Del Bullard and his wife April of Mt. Sterling and David Bullard of Quincy, Illinois. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
Private services will be held. There will be no visitation.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. [unknown newspaper]



VERNA DEAN BULLARD
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Verna Dean Bullard age 85 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2007 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
She was born July 17, 1921 in Morgan County, Illinois the daughter of Samuel B. and Olive Lee Scribner Lindsey. She married John R. Bullard on August 6, 1952 in Jacksonville, Illinois and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1997.
Mrs. Bullard was a homemaker and had also assisted her husband with the operation of the family farm.
She attended Morgan County Schools. Mrs. Bullard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling and a former member of the Literberry Baptist Church. She always enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include 1 daughter Pauline Perry and her husband Robert of Mt. Sterling. 1 brother Paul Lindsey and his wife Angie of Jacksonville, Illinois. 3 grandchildren Cindy Porter and her husband John of Fairmount, Minnesota, John Perry of Mt. Sterling, Illinois and James Perry of St. Louis, Missouri. 3 Great grandchildren Nikki, Aimee and Jamie Perry also survive along with special friends Pat Kerr and Allen Lee.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Aaron Foster officiating.
Burial will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
[unknown newspaper]
 


JULIA BELLE BURNETT
Julia Belle Burnett, 86, a resident of Golden Good Shepherd Home, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 2011) in the home. She was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Wray, Colo., the daughter of Almus and Hattie Hanshaw Dimmick. She married Lozelle Dale Burnett on July 20, 1946, in Tempe, Ariz. He died Jan. 25, 2008. Mrs. Burnett was a homemaker and a graduate of Tempe High School. She was an active member of Versailles Christian Church and enjoyed attending the various activities of the church. Julia served as an election judge for many years and always enjoyed gardening and sewing, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Survivors include three children, David Burnett and his wife, Wanda, of Jay, Okla., Michael Burnett and his wife, Ruthie, of Mount Sterling and Deborah Overmyer and her husband, Michael, of Culver, Ind.; one brother, Charles Dimmick of Crosby, N.D.; one sister Frances Gatti, of Mesa, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant twin great-grandsons, Lance and Levi Burnett Claasen, and two sisters, Laverna Grossman and Dorothy Burnett. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in Versailles Christian Church with Rev. Lane Ransdell officiating. Burial will be in the Ripley Cemetery. VISITATION: From 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. Friends may also call one hour prior to services Monday at the church. ARRANGEMENTS: Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


DONALD W. BUSEN
Donald W. Busen
age 80 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 3:00 a.m. Sunday, April 18, 2004 at his residence.
He was born April 29, 1923 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois the son of Anthony and Emily Wort Busen. He married Virginia Chamberlain on October 28, 1944 in Mt. Sterling. He later married Harriett Smay on October 11, 1974 in Jacksonville, Illinois and she survives.
Mr. Busen was a farmer and had also worked as the office manager for Central Illinois Harvestore in Jacksonville, Illinois for over 17 years.
He attended Brown County Schools and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling.
Mr. Busen was an avid fisherman, St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Fan and University of Illinois basketball fan. He always enjoyed working in his garden, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Harriett Busen of Mt. Sterling. 3 children Karen Anderson and her husband Rick of Atlanta, Georgia, Ronald W. Busen and his wife Carol of Jacksonville, Illinois and Thomas A. Busen and his wife Andrea of Plano, Illinois. 2 stepdaughters Terri Brauer and her husband Lon of St. Louis, Missouri and Sandy Bullard and her husband Harold of Rushville, Illinois. 1 brother Richard Busen and his wife Norma of Mt. Sterling. 2 sisters Helen Underwood and Dorothy Ham both of Mt. Sterling. 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter Lynda Wester and 1 brother Norbert Busen.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004 in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with Father John Kennedy officiating.
Burial will be in the Hersman Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 Tuesday evening at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. [Unknown newspaper]



ELIJAH BUTLER
Elijah Butler, a well-to-do farmer of Buckhorn township, Brown county, died last week, aged eighty nine years [Rushville Times, September 6, 1923]



LYLE KENT BUTLER
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Lyle Kent Butler age 62 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 5:50 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2004 at his residence. He was born October 7, 1941 in New Salem, Illinois the son of Ray I. and Dorothy Greiwe Butler. He married Margie Lehne on April 1, 1978 in Mt. Sterling and she survives.
Mr. Butler worked as a Relay Technician for CIPS in Beardstown for 33 years retiring in 1999.
He attended Brown County Schools.
Mr. Butler served his country in the United States Army from 1959 until 1962.
He was an avid golfer and was the 2003 senior champion at Rolling Greens Golf Club in Mt. Sterling. He always enjoyed turkey hunting, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Margie Butler of Mt. Sterling. 5 children Kevin Butler of Mt. Sterling, Jana Harvey and her husband Edward of Springfield, Illinois, Lori Norvell of Mt. Sterling, Lyle T. Butler and his wife Karen of Virden, Illinois and Lynn Dent and her husband David of Mattoon, Illinois. 1 brother Bruce Butler and his wife Collette of Chatham, Illinois. 1 sister Raola Felker of Englewood, Florida. 13 grandchildren also survive along with 1 niece and 3 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation rites will be accorded and graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004 at the Hersman Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling with Rev. Lee Reffett officiating. Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374.
Visitation will be from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. [Unknown newspaper]

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