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Mrs. Eulila Cain of Mt. Sterling, wife of James Cain, died at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning at Blessing hospital following a paralytic stroke which she suffered about a week ago.  She had been at the hospital since last Friday.  Mrs. Cain was born in Adams county on April 26, 1869, and was a member of the Baptist church and of the Royal Neighbors lodge.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two adopted sons, Frank and Enos Cain, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Della Gilker, of Quincy and Mrs. Anna Gordon, of Kansas City.  Her husband will accompany the body in Mt. Sterling Thursday evening.  Funeral and burial services will be held on Saturday.
Quincy Daily Herald, January 10, 1924

Mrs. Cain Death Notice

SICK--Mrs. CAIN, of whom we mentioned in one of our preceding letters as being very sick, has since died. She departed this life last Friday evening, and was buried the following Saturday. Mrs. CAIN leaves a husband, four children and a host of friends to mourn her departure. They all have our heart-felt sympathy in this sad affiliation. Died March 22, 1878.
Quincy, Illinois, Quincy Daily Herald, August 5, 1883, page3.

Mt. Sterling, Illinois:

Samuel Chamblin age 74 of Ripley, Illinois passed away at 4:11 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
He was born January 23, 1930 in Lacon, Illinois the son of George and Mary Linscott Chamblin.
Mr. Chamblin attended a Baptist Church in Peoria, Illinois. He always enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include 2 brothers Francis Chamblin and Warren Chamblin both of Peoria, Illinois. 1 sister Emily Chamblin of Iowa and 1 brother-in-law Donald Dennis of Ripley, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2004 in the Ripley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 until 9:30 Monday morning at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family on line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

Versailles, Illinois:

Freda I. Childers age 92 of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 11:05 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2004 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois.
She was born April 5, 1912 in Morgan County, Illinois the daughter of Harry and Minnie Leadill. She married John M. Childers on October 8, 1928 in Springfield, Illinois and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1995.
Mrs. Childers was a homemaker. She attended Morgan County Schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Versailles. Mrs. Childers always enjoyed her flower gardens, crocheting and sewing, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include 2 sons Kenneth Childers and his wife Rosalee of Beardstown and Glenn Childers of Versailles. 2 daughters-in-law Iretta Childers of Versailles and Betty Childers of Rushville. 1 brother Raymond Leadill and his wife Dorothy of Jacksonville, Illinois also survive along with 15 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons Carl and Lawrence Childers, 1 grandson, 3 great grandchildren and 2 brothers Henry and Ernest Leadill.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in the Versailles West Side Cemetery with Rev. David Childers officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Monday evening at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church of Versailles.
Condolences for the family may be left on-line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling will be in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Hippen Christian
Anna Christian, 89, of Mt. Sterling, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
She was born Oct. 26, 1912, in Pea Ridge Township in Brown County, the daughter of John Henry and Orentje C. Ennen Hippen.  She married Raymond Christian on March 15, 1934, in Pea Ridge Township in Brown County.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1982.
Mrs. Christian was a homemaker.  She attended Shank School in Pea Ridge Township and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Mt. Sterling.
Mrs. Christian was active at the Mt. Sterling Senior Citizens Center and always enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and had a passion for playing cards.
Survivors include two daughters, Vera Christian of Mesa, Ariz., and Rosalie Meyer (husband Jerry) of Quincy; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, in the First Lutheran Church in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Joseph Eckman officiating.  Burial was in the Mounds Cemetery near Timewell.  The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of the arrangements.
[The Rushville Times, Wednesday, December 26, 2001, page 9, column 3]

Gerald L. Christner
DANVERS - Gerald L. Christner, 87, of Mount Sterling, the brother of a Danvers man, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born Feb. 17, 1911, in Brown County to Frank and Margaret Ferguson Christner, he married Alta Dobey on April 29, 1933, in Pittsfield. She survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Lozelle "Bud" of Danvers and Cecil of DeKalb; four sisters, Ann Moklar, Dorothy Zander and Mary White, all of Mount Sterling, and Norma Rahe of Aurora; two sons, G.E. "Sonny" of Quincy and Raymond of Crete; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Janice) O'Connell of Mineral Point, Wis., and Mrs. Dennis (Donna) Lile of Fremont, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
One brother, one sister and one grandchild preceded him in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hufnagel Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight and from 8 a.m. Wednesday until service time. Burial will be in Mount Sterling City Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, August 18, 1998, Page: B5]

Goldie Evelyn Sorrells Christner
MOUNT STERLING - Goldie Evelyn Christner, 79, formerly of Timewell, died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 23, 1919, in Schuyler County to Joshua and Mary Black Sorrells, she married Kenneth M. Christner on June 27, 1941. He died Aug. 13, 1982. She also was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are one son, Larry of Timewell; two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Marilyn) Dede of Loraine and Mrs. Wes (Ruth) DeMoss of Camp Point; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Formerly a resident of Timewell for 37 years, she resided in Mount Sterling the past 16 years. She was a custodian at Timewell Grade School for several years.
She was a member of Timewell Baptist Church and its Sharing Group. She attended First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hufnagel Funeral Home. The Rev. Dan Edwards will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight and two hours before the services, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Sterling City Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, April 24, 1998, Page: B4]

Harold V. Christner
BARTONVILLE - Harold V. Christner, 78, formerly of Bartonville, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 1992, at St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy.
Born Oct. 7, 1914, in Brown County to Frank and Margaret Ferguson Christner, he married Linnie Mae Shaver on Oct. 4, 1947, in Peoria. She died Sept. 15, 1992, in Peoria.
Surviving are three brothers, Gerald of Mount Sterling, Charles of DeKalb and Lozelle "Bud" of Carlock; five sisters, Ann Moklar and Mary White, both of Mount Sterling, Dorothy Zander of Camp Point, Marjorie Bowman of Bartonville and Norma Rahn of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a mechanic at Peoria Hydramatic Co. for more than 20 years before retiring.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8662 and the Eagles Lodge, both in Peoria.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before the services. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. [Peoria Journal Star, November 25, 1992, Page: C5]

Donald E. Chute
died: December 23, 1990
RUSHVILLE - Donald E. Chute, 88, of Rushville died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville. Burial will be in Hersman Cemetery.
Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are his wife, Lucile; six sons, LaVern of Versailles, Calvin and Gale, both of Riverside, Calif., Harold of Carlsbad, Calif., Marion of Merodosia and Harlan of El Reno, Okla.; three step-sons, Vernon of Greenville, James of Rushville and Gerald of Peru, Ind.; one step-daughter, Darlene Lahr of Medora; 34 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.
Note: His 2nd wife is Lucile Estes.  She 1st married James Halsted Chute.  The stepchildren are James and Lucile's children. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 25, 1990]

Lucile Estes Chute
RUSHVILLE - Lucile Chute, 93, of Rushville died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 22, 1910, in Camden to Bennie and Clara Cleeke Estes, she married James Halsted Chute on Aug. 16, 1930, in Virginia, Ill. He died Sept. 6, 1939.
She later married Donald Chute on April 10, 1973, in Rushville. He died Dec. 23, 1990.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, one stepgrandson and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Surviving are three sons, Vernon (and Norma) of Greenville, James of Rushville and Gerald (and Dorothy) of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one daughter, Darlene (and George) Lahr of Medora; five stepsons, Lavern (and Wanda) Chute of Versailles, Marion (and Shirley) Chute of Meredosia, Calvin (and Rosie) Chute of Riverside, Calif., Harold (and Dorothy) Chute of Orange Park, Fla., and Harlan (and Frances) Chute of Vidor, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 20 stepgrandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 42 stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and 17 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital, where she assisted in the delivery of many area babies from 1949 until retiring in 1972.
She was a former member of Cooperstown Baptist Church and was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville since its founding, serving as a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher and as camp nurse for the Sandy Creek Association.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Southern Baptist Church. The Rev. Mike Hall will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Langford Cemetery in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County.
[Peoria Journal Star, May 25, 2004, Page: B4]

Tacy (Burke) Clark
Ripley, Ill.  April 30, 1888

There was a fatal accident happened to a little daughter of Mrs Tacy Clark, nee Burke, about two years old.  It got hold of some matches last Friday and was playing with them, and it is supposed that she got them in her mouth and was poisoned from the phosphorous friction of the matches, from which she became ill.  Her parents became uneasy about her and brought her to town to the doctor, but she continued to grow worse all the while until Friday night when death came and releaved her from her sufferings.  She was buried Saturday.  This should be a warning to people not to leave their matches within reach of children. [Quincy Daily Whig, May 2, 1888]

Barry Travis Clarke
MOUNT STERLING - Barry Travis Clarke, 37, of Mount Sterling, formerly of Beardstown, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at his home of natural causes.
He was born July 16, 1963, in Canton, the son of Noel "Bud" and Sue Anderson Clarke. He married Catherine White Veihl in 1991.
Mr. Clarke was a graduate of Beardstown High School and had been working as a first mate on a towboat for Midland Enterprises/Orgulf in Cincinnati.
Survivors: wife, Catherine; two stepsons, Tim and Steve Veihl, both of Quincy; five stepgrandchildren; mother and stepfather, Sue and Gerry Braner of Beardstown; a brother, Brian Clarke of Beardstown; grandparents, O. L. and Nettie Anderson of Mount Sterling; and two nieces.
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, the Rev. Thomas Henseler officiating.
Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 9, 2001]

Obit: Mildred Grace Cleaves, 92, of Camp Point, formerly of Timewell, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday (June 2, 2011) in the Timberpoint Healthcare Center in Camp Point. Mildred was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Pea Ridge Township in Brown County, a daughter of Edward and Grace Upchurch Yakle. She married Carl Jacob Cleaves July 8, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo., and he died Feb. 24, 1993. She attended Shank Grade School in Brown County and Timewell High School for three years and then graduated from Metamora High School in Metamora. Mildred was a homemaker and loved working as a cook along with Virginia Shephard at the Tinmewell Grade School for many years. Mildred was a member of Timewell Baptist Church and a charter member of Timewell American Legion Post 1059 Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, recipes, flowers, watching birds and getting her hair and nails fixed, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Survivors include three children, Kay (Phillip) Kellen of Centre, Ala., Connie (Delbert) Mowen of LaPrairie and John (Sharon) Cleaves of Quincy; 10 grandchildren, Peter (Ingrid) Kellen of Birmingham, Ala., Mark Kellen of North Hollywood, Calif., Heidi Simmons of Marshfield, Mass., Cheryl Kinman of LaPrairie, Gary Mowen of Bella Vista, Ark., Peggy (Artie) McMullen of LaPrairie, Greg (Vicky) Mowen of Clayton, Joseph (Jane) Cleaves of Quincy, Lacey (Jared) Rardon of Quincy and Shane Cleaves of Quincy; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Scott (Cindi) Leasman, Traci (Josh) Moore and Kelly Leasman, all of Clayton; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara (Marshall) Elas of Mount Sterling; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Russell, Eldred and Robert Yakle; one sister, Christena Painter; and one step great-great grandson. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in the Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, with the Rev. Dale Gadberry conducting. Burial will be in Mounds Cemetery, near Timewell. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until time of services Monday in the funeral home. ARRANGEMENTS: Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Adda "Addie" Mae Hickman Cokenour
RUSHVILLE - Addie Mae Cokenour, 86, of Wilmington, Ohio, formerly of Rushville, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 1994, at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.
Born May 2, 1907, in Brown County to Henry and Alma Haley Hickman, she married William H. Cokenour on Aug. 1, 1931, in Macomb. He died Jan. 24, 1987. Four brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are four daughters, Linda Wainman of Round Lake, Barbara Ann Will of Savannah, Ga., Carolyn Baur of Wilmington and Marilyn Iszler of Arvada, Colo.; three sons, Charles of Springfield, Va., Kenneth of O'Fallon, Mo., and John of Alexandria, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a nurse's aide.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rushville City Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Watkins will officiate. There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are by Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. [Peoria Journal Star, January 12, 1994, Page: C8]

Dorothy Elizabeth Ward Cokenour
Dorothy Elizabeth Cokenour, 86, of Rushville, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at Snyder\rquote s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born April 13, 1915, in Roseville, to the late Roy Andrew and Cora Elizabeth Frederick Ward.
She married Leslie Cokenour Jan. 30, 1935, in Brown County.  He died July 12, 1982.
Surviving are one son, Robert Cokenour of Gillespie; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Doris) Vail of Littleton; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A son, Donald Cokenour, one brother, Roy Ward, and one sister, Maxine Perze, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Rushville.  Cremation has been accorded.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump officiating.
There will be no visitation.  Worthington Funeral Home of Rushville is in charge of services.
[The Rushville Times, Wednesday, January 30, 2002, page 13, column 3]

Versailles, Illinois: Rev. Jimmie Cooper, age 95, a resident of Culbertson Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility in Rushville, Illinois and formerly of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.
He was born April 20, 1908 near Versailles in Brown County, Illinois the son of Ernest and Laura Wilson Cooper. He married Ruby Warner on November 27, 1926 in Hoisington, Kansas and she preceded him in death on January 6, 1974. To this union 4 children were born, Leslie Cooper of Kent, Washington, Elveta Myer of Wichita, Kansas, Jimmie Wayne Cooper of Tucson, Arizona and 1 son who passed away in infancy. He later married Rose Moulton Newell on April 29, 1974 in Jacksonville, Illinois and she survives in Versailles, Illinois.
Rev. Cooper was an Ordained Minister and pastored churches in Kansas and Illinois including Mt. Zion Church and LaGrange Chapel both east of Versailles. He also worked for over 29 years for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Kansas before buying a farm and returning home to Brown County in 1953. He was also known as an excellent carpenter and always enjoyed woodworking.
Rev. Cooper served as township supervisor of Versailles for several years and was also a former member of the Brown County Board, having served one year as chairman.
He attended rural Brown County Schools.
Rev. Cooper was a charter and life member of the Versailles Genealogical and Historical Society, and a former member of the Versailles Lions Club and Brown County Ministerium. He was a man who simply enjoyed helping people and bringing them to the Lord.
Survivors also include 2 stepchildren Laura Simmons of Mt. Sterling and Warren Newell of Englewood, Colorado. Numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, step great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and step great great grandchildren also survive.
He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters Odell Miller and Ella Jones and 1 step great grandson James Garwood.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Lee Reffett, Rev. Jeff Garwood and Rev. Leslie Cooper, Jr. officiating.
Burial will be in the Versailles West Side Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 until 9:00 Sunday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Monday. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. [unknown newspaper]

Gale Cox
RUSHVILLE - Gale Cox, 81, of 511 W. Clinton St. died at 9:08 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 21, 1914, near Cooperstown to Elmer and Daisy Thomas Cox, he married Fern Miller on Jan. 15, 1942, in Beardstown. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Joyce Ann Cox of Portland, Maine, and Judy Totsch of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Billie Miller of Mount Sterling; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Four brothers preceded him in death.
A member of Brown County Farm Bureau, he farmed in the Brown County area all his life, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Cooperstown Christian Church. He served on the LaMoine Christian Camp Board.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at his church. The Rev. Steve Capps will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cooperstown Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, February 11, 1996]

Eliza Cryder
Mrs. Eliza CRYDER, died in Mound Station, IL., March 14. Was born in Delaware Oct. 7, 1805. She was married to John CRYDER in Pickaway County, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1824, who died April 28, 1862. For a part of her life she belonged to the Presbyterian church, but when she died she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal.
[Quincy Daily Whig, March 28, 1888]

Mt. Sterling, Illinois:  Albert Cyris age 88 a resident of the Illinois Veteran s Home in Quincy, Illinois and formerly of Clayton, Illinois passed away at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
He was born August 15, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Albert F. and Adelaid Schmitt Cyris. He married Eileen Lund and she preceded him in death.
Mr. Cyris was a photographer for Lockheed in California. He was a veteran of World War II having served his country in the United States Army.
Mr. Cyris was a member of the Yellow Jacket Motorcycle Club in California, the National Rifle Association and the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include 1 son Casey Cyris of California. 1 granddaughter Kimberly Stevens of California. 1 great grandson. 1 great granddaughter and 1 sister Adelaid Holz of Lacy, Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 grandson Johnny Cyris.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held at a later date in the Benville Cemetery in Brown County. There will be no visitation. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.  [unknown newspaper]

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