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 Alice Rose Reeder Dabney
COLCHESTER - Alice Rose Dabney, 63, of Colchester, formerly of Mount Sterling and Rushville, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 1994, at her son's home in Wauconda.
Born Oct. 6, 1930, in Schuyler County to John F. and Sarah Morrell Reeder, she married Robert Eugene Dabney on Nov. 1, 1952, in Mount Sterling. He died March 30, 1993. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Jeffrey of Wauconda; one brother, Chester Reeder of Rushville; four sisters, Ruth Ferguson of Liberty, Marjorie Yakle of Mount Sterling, Delores Armstrong of Colchester and Imogene Nell of Farmington; and four grandchildren.
She was a machine operator at Jewel Plant in Barrington, retiring in 1983. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Ron Peters will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
[Peoria Journal Star, January 25, 1994, Page: D5]



Robert Eugene Dabney
COLCHESTER - Robert Eugene Dabney, 63, of Colchester, formerly of Mount Sterling, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1993, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Born Aug. 15, 1929, in Versailles to Paul and Berneice Peters Dabney, he married Alice Reeder on Nov. 1, 1952, in Mount Sterling. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey of Wauconda; four grandchildren; and one stepbrother, James Adams of Bellevue, Wash.
He served as an aviation storekeeper in the Navy from 1946 until he retired in 1966 and also served overseas during the Korean War.
Private family services and visitation will be at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. The Rev. Jerry Watkins will officiate, and military rites will be conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post 4. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery at a later date.
[Peoria Journal Star, April 1, 1993, Page: C8]



IMOGENE DAVIS
Abbie Imogene Davis age 82 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 9:58 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004 at the home of her daughter in Joliet, Illinois.
She was born December 29, 1921 in Scottsboro, Alabama the daughter of Harry and Allie Gant Beavers. She married Ruben L. Davis on August 11, 1944 in Rossville, Georgia and he preceded her in death on September 3, 2002.
Mrs. Davis was a homemaker. She attended Scottsboro Public Schools and had also attended the First Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. Mrs. Davis always enjoyed gardening and quilting.
Survivors include 3 children Lynda Christner and her husband Raymond of Crete, Illinois, Bill Davis of Mt. Sterling and Elaine Chute and her husband Larry of Joliet, Illinois. 3 sisters Elva Clemens of Cleveland, Tennessee, Madelyn McClendon of Tampa, Florida and Mary Brooks of Killen, Alabama. 2 brothers Jake Beavers of Stevenson, Alabama and Rafford Beavers of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandson Brice Davis, 1 sister Opal Beavers and 1 brother Pete Beavers.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Larry Chute officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



James Davis
Mr James Davis, a young man about twenty-five years of age, whose body was found lying in the road near Cooperstown, Brown County, Ill on last Tuesday morning, and who it was supposed had been murdered, it is now thought killed himself.  A discharged rifle was found near him and a forked stick with which it is believed he effected the discharge of the gun was also found near by, as the rifle ball entered his head it is thought he was unable to reach the trigger in any other way and effected his object by means of the stick.
[Quincy Whig, September 8, 1870]



Orphia Moore Davis
RUSHVILLE - Orphia Davis, 92, of Mount Sterling, formerly of Rushville, died at 2:53 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1992, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Born Oct. 30, 1900, in Schuyler County to Thomas and Emiline Shirley Moore, she married Roy Davis on Aug. 18, 1921, in Virginia, Ill. He died Jan. 25, 1972. Three brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Iva) Dunn of Timewell and Mrs. Marcellus (Mary) Wegs of Mount Sterling; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.
She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Rebekah Lodge and was past president of the Parent-Teacher Association. She attended First United Presbyterian Church in Rushville.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. The Rev. Richard Lewis will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
[Peoria Journal Star, November 18, 1992]



Esther V. Ventress Dean
MOUNT STERLING - Esther V. Dean, 90, of Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mount Sterling died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
She was born Dec. 9, 1910, in Morris, the daughter of Lark and Myrtle E. Prather Ventress. She married Gerald E. Dean in 1938 in Joliet; he preceded her in death in 1991. A son, Donald Dean, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dean managed Hornsby's Store with her husband in Mount Sterling from 1939-66. She later worked for Sorrells Sewing Center in Mount Sterling.
She was a member of the Mount Sterling American Legion Post 374 Auxiliary, 20th Century Club, the Sewing Club and Rolling Greens Golf Club in Mount Sterling. She volunteered at the Brown County Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors: four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary St. Germain of Morris and Virginia (husband, William) Spix of Biloxi, Miss.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling, the Rev. Julie Allison officiating. Burial: Mount Sterling City Cemetery. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 16, 2001, Page: 8]




MICHAEL DEJAYNES
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Michael E. DeJaynes age 48 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 7:40 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2004 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
He was born March 21, 1956 in Beardstown, Illinois the son of James A. and Bertha L. Phillips DeJaynes.
Michael worked as painter and earlier in life had worked for Vermont Foundry.
He attended Brown County schools and had also attended the Mt. Sterling Church of the Nazarene. Michael always enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and working in the yard.
Survivors include his mother Bertha L. DeJaynes of Mt. Sterling. 6 brothers Alvin DeJaynes of Pittsfield, Richard DeJaynes of Mt. Sterling, Dale DeJaynes of Murrayville, Lloyd DeJaynes of Pittsfield, Gary DeJaynes of Mt. Sterling and Tim DeJaynes of Pittsfield. 3 sisters Connie DeJaynes of Quincy, Vickie DeJaynes of Mt. Sterling and Linda DeJaynes of Mt. Sterling. 1 half brother William Vance of Mahot, Illinois. 1 half sister Carolyn Tate of Quincy also survives along with 2 aunts and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2004 in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery with Rev. Lee Reffett officiating.
Visitation will be from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. Friday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



EMMA DEWITT
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Emma A. DeWitt age 88 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility in Rushville, Illinois.
She was born July 22, 1915 in Brown County, Illinois the daughter of H. E. and Rachel Crooks Flynn. She married Ora Lee DeWitt on June 4, 1932 in Rushville, Illinois and he survives.
Mrs. DeWitt was a homemaker and had also worked as a cashier for Flynn's Market in Mt. Sterling for several years.
She attended Mt. Sterling Schools.
Mrs. DeWitt was a devoted member of the First Christian Church of Mt. Sterling where she served as an Elder Emeritus and Sunday school superintendent, secretary and teacher for several years. She was also a member of the Brown County Home Extension Day Unit and the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374 Auxiliary. Mrs. DeWitt always enjoyed raising flowers and gardening, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband Ora Lee DeWitt of Mt. Sterling. 2 children Bertha Northup and her husband George and Robert DeWitt and his wife Virginia all of Mt. Sterling. 5 grandchildren Debbie Gable, Randy DeWitt and his wife Debbie, David Northup and his wife Robin and Mike DeWitt and his wife Vicki all of Mt. Sterling and Patty Duke and her husband Mike of Chino Hills, California. 15 great grandchildren Ashley Gable, Shawn and his wife Karey, Missy, Ryan and Stephanie DeWitt, Lindsay, Michele and Perry Wilkerson, Nichole and Allison Northup, Jessica, Bobbi and Eric DeWitt, Makenzie Duke and Leslie Boren. 6 great great grandchildren Mallori and Sophia DeWitt, Shelbi Bowman, Hunter Boren, Kaden Behymer and Lilyan Hogan. 1 sister Gladys Wegs of Quincy, Illinois. 1 sister-in-law Jean Flynn of Fulton, Missouri and a close family friend Olive Fite of Macomb, Illinois also survives along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 brothers Clarence, Guy, Richard, Henry, Charles and Harold Flynn and 3 sisters Edna Long, Ada Deters and Alberta Flynn.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004 in the First Christian Church of Mt. Sterling with Rev. Lee Reffett and Rev. Dr. Ambrose Stump officiating.
Burial will be in the Hersman Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling.
Friends may call any time after 4:00 p.m. on Friday with the family meeting friends from 6 until 8 Friday evening at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. Friends may also call 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Wilmer Vern DeWitt
RUSHVILLE - Wilmer Vern DeWitt, 90, of 723 E. Adams St. died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, at St. John's North in Springfield.
Born May 12, 1908, in Brown County to John M. and Deliah Jane Evans DeWitt, he married Mary Katherine Lashbrook on Dec. 28, 1935, in Rushville. She survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Ivan and Paul, both of Rushville, and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
A World War II Army veteran serving in the Asiatic-Pacific theater, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4, Beardstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1239 and Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, AF&AM. He also was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville. He was an associate member of the Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association.
He worked at Cudahay Packing Co. in Rushville. He later worked for Bader & Co. Elevators in Rushville and Adair, retiring in 1973. He then was a postal clerk at the Rushville Post Office for three years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home, where military services will be conducted at 8 p.m. by his American Legion post. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery in Industry.[Peoria Journal Star, March 22, 1999, Page: B5]




Berniece W. Baker Reische Dowler
died: May 22, 1995
Berniece W. Dowler, 86, of Springfield died Monday at St. John's Hospital.
She was born Sept. 26, 1908, in Versailles, the daughter of Carson and Nora Walker Baker. She married Harold Reische; he died in 1939. She married Harry Dowler; he died in 1990.
Mrs. Dowler retired from Spencer Corset Co. after 60 years of service. She was a member of West Side Christian Church, U and I Sunday School Class and Charlie's Angels.
Survivors: a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Mary Jane) Reische Meisner of Springfield; a grandson; two great-grandsons.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bisch and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Vaughn Beeman officiating. Graveside service: Noon Wednesday, Versailles West Side Cemetery. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 23, 1995]



Roy Dozier
Roy Dozier, 88, of Bernice, La., formerly of Versailles, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday (June 16, 2011) in his residence. He was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Cooperstown, Ill., a son of Frank and Hattie Dozier. He married Dolores Schuette of Quincy April 3, 1954. After finishing school in Brown County, Mr Dozier served in the Army at Camp Gordon, Ga., in 1948 and Fort Leonard, Mo., in 1950. He then farmed and raised cattle many years in Cooperstown Township in Illinois, eventually retiring from the plumbing and heating business in 1988. Although he had thoroughly enjoyed farming and was proud of his time in the service, Mr. Dozier was most proud of his family. His family was his priority and he often traveled great distances to visit his girls wherever they were His example of personal study and curiosity encouraged his daughters and eventually his grandchildren, to work hard at whatever they undertook. Although he often thought he couldn't deliver a joke properly, his humor was cherished in the extended family. The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Tri-Ward General Hospital in Bernice, Charlotte, Cindy, Karen, Annie and the Rev. Tim, all of Caring Hearts Hospice, for their support and kindness. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Dozier of Bernice; two daughters, Denise Butler (Samuel) of Rockford, Mich., and Terry (Steven) Pelfrey of Bernice; a sister, Fern Clark of Rushville; sister-in-law, Mona Hoener of Berryton, Kan., Alice Collings (Ron) of Henderson, Ky., Beverly Schuette and Jean Schuette, both of Quincy; four grandchildren, Nicole Butler of Gold Coast, Australia, Joffre Roy Butler of Kalamazoo, Mich., Elizabeth Pelfrey of Lafayette, La., and Jacqueline Pelfrey of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Delbert; three sisters, Blanche Sarafiny, Florence Moore and Bernice Dozier; sisters-in-law, Alverta Sander and Thelma Dozier; brothers-in-law, Edmund Schuette, Russell Schuette, Don Hoener, Donald Sander and Donald Clark; and two nephews, Tom and Larry Clark. SERVICES: Were held June 19, 2011, in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville, La., with Pastor Sam Butler officiating. The Rev. Tim Eich of Caring Hearts Hospice also participated. Burial was in Weldon Cemetery, Union Parish, La. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Pauline Shoopman Bridgewater Dunbar
MOUNT STERLING - Pauline Dunbar, 79, of Mount Sterling died at 4:54 p.m. Monday, May 22, 1995, at her home.
Born Dec. 3, 1915, in Lee Township, Brown County, to Glenn and Leta Grant Shoopman, she married Otha M. Dunbar on Dec. 4, 1937, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives.
Also surviving are six daughters, Joyce Edlin, Janice Hendricks, Ruth Anne Logsdon, Marilyn Crenshaw and Pam Dunbar, all of Mount Sterling, and Jeanette Freitag of Jacksonville; two sons, Fred Dunbar of Mount Sterling and John Bridgewater of Chillicothe; 19 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. One infant daughter preceded her in death.
She graduated from Western Illinois State Teachers College in Macomb. A schoolteacher, she was a member of Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association.
She was a member of Buckhorn United Methodist Church and Cooperstown Christian Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hufnagel Funeral Home in Mount Sterling. The Rev. Tom Ross will officiate. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the family meeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be two hours before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hersman Cemetery in Hersman. [Peoria Journal Star, May 24, 1995]
 

ALBERTA DUNN
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Alberta D. Dunn age 72 of Rushville, Illinois and formerly of Mt. Sterling passed away at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2004 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
She was born September 15, 1931 in Adams County, Illinois the daughter of Clarence and Marie Mason Mixer. She married Robert L. Dunn in June of 1950 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois and he survives.
Mrs. Dunn was a bookkeeper for Mt. Sterling Implement Company for over 30 years and earlier in life she worked as an operator for General Telephone in Mt. Sterling.
She attended Adams County Schools and also attended the Mt. Sterling First Christian Church. Alberta always enjoyed quilting and cooking, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband Robert L. Dunn of Rushville. 1 daughter Edna Salrin of Rushville. 1 brother Donald Mixer of Bloomfield, Iowa. 2 grandchildren Christine Utter and James Salrin both of Rushville and 4 great grandchildren Hannah, Rachel and Olivia Salrin and Emma Utter all of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister Juanita Rhodes.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Lee Reffett officiating.
Burial will be in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick, Illinois.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.


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