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MERLYN GADDIS
Versailles, Illinois: Merlyn J. Gaddis age 54 of Versailles, Illinois and formerly of Brooklyn and Industry passed away at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2004 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois.
He was born February 17, 1950 in Macomb, Illinois the son of Raymond R. and Inez M. Ingles Gaddis. He married Sandra Kay Callaway on April 4, 1971 in Brooklyn, Illinois.
Mr. Gaddis worked at the Ameren CIPS Power Plant in Meredosia for over 24 years. He was a graduate of Rushville High School and also graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel Technical School.
Mr. Gaddis was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served his country in the United States Navy.
He always enjoyed collecting guns and civil war memorabilia, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include 2 children Eric K. Gaddis of Jacksonville, Illinois and Amber J. Gaddis of Versailles, Illinois. 2 grandchildren Christin J. Kidd and Darius K. Kidd. 1 brother Raymond Maurice Gaddis of Newport News. Virginia also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son Kurt Adam Gaddis in infancy and 1 brother Lloyd Allen Gaddis in infancy.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2004 in the Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn, Illinois with Rev. Tommy Farmer officiating. Military services will be conducted at the graveside.
Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



CLETUS GEISLER
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Cletus Anthony Geisler age 87 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
He was born December 15, 1916 in Brown County, Illinois the son of Cornelius V. and Sophia B. Markert Geisler. He married Mildred L. Milly Downs on January 31, 1948 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and she survives.
Mr. Geisler was a lifelong Brown County Farmer. He attended Fairview School in Brown County and graduated from St. Mary s Academy with the Class of 1934.
Mr. Geisler was a veteran of World War II having served his country in the United States Army Air Corps for 46 months.
He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling. Mr. Geisler was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1281 having served as Grand Knight, Secretary and District Deputy. He also held membership in the Nocturnal Adoration Society and the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374. Mr. Geisler was an active member of several local farm organizations and served as a 4-H Leader for many years. Cletus was always known as someone who was willing to help. He devoted numerous volunteer hours to Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, St. Mary s School and to the Dominican Sisters Convent. He also enjoyed gardening and sharing the produce from his garden with his neighbors and friends.
Survivors include his wife Mildred L. Milly Geisler of Mt. Sterling. Four children Steven Geisler and his wife Nancy of Phoenix, Arizona, Jim Geisler and his wife Denise of Bloomington, Illinois, Marsha Schoeneman and her husband Mark of Singapore and formerly of Peoria and Mark Geisler and his wife Nicky of Mt. Sterling. Nine grandchildren Paul and Laura Geisler of Phoenix, Arizona, Jennifer and Brian Geisler of Bloomington, Illinois, Jerad, Jocelyn, Jenny and Jacob Geisler all of Mt. Sterling and Mackenzie Baker of Singapore. One sister also survives, Sister Mary Joseph of the Passionist Convent in Ellisville, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Leon E. Geisler.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with Monsignor Carl Kemme officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery with military services to be conducted at the graveside by the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374.
Friends may call any time after 3:00 p.m. on Monday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with the family meeting friends from 5:00 until 8:00 Monday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Aletha C. GIDDINGS
Died in Pea Ridge township, Brown County, IL Sept 4th 1884. Mrs. Aletha C. GIDDINGS, age 58 years. Born in Stokes County, North Carolina in 1826 moved with her father's family to Brown Co IL in 1839. She was the daughter of Joshua KELLER and in 1849 married A.R. GIDDINGS who with five of their eight children survive her. Was a member of Methodist Church in 1853 and some years later united with U.B Church. Services at the home by large group of friends and relatives.
[Clayton Enterprise Newspaper, Clayton, Illinois, Sept. 18, 1884.]



Jennie GIDDINGS
MT. STERLING WOMAN TOOK LIFE WITH LYE
MRS. JENNIE GIDDINGS, AGED 49, COMMITTED SUICIDE ON MONDAY
Mt. Sterling, Ill., May 3 – Mrs. Jennie Giddings, aged 48, committed suicide at her home here Monday afternoon by swallowing a quantity of lye. She was doing a family washing at the time and it was while her daughter was in the yard that she swallowed the lye. She was in a dying condition when found. Mrs. Giddings was a widow woman and her inability to make a living for her children by washing is given the cause of her act. [Transcribed from The Quincy Whig, Thursday, May 04, 1911 - Submitted by Debbie Lee]



Randall A. Glasgow
MOUNT STERLING - Randall A. Glasgow, 84, of Mount Sterling died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 1996, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Born July 3, 1911, in Powell, Wyo., to Bert and Ora Rigg Glasgow, he married Lois Ritchey on March 28, 1936. She died Sept. 9, 1986. One sister also preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, David of Mount Sterling; two daughters, Jeanette Chamberlain of Lincoln and Constance Elste of Acampo, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
He was a farmer and a member of Brown County Farm Bureau. He was a member of Mount Sterling Presbyterian Church of Christ.
Memorial graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sterling City Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Lamkin will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Hufnagel Funeral Home. [Peoria Journal Star, May 23, 1996, Page: D6]



Francis Henry Golliher
MOUNT STERLING - Francis Henry "Whistle" Golliher, 72, of Mount Sterling died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at St. John's Hospital.
He was born April 11, 1931, in Bushnell, the son ofHenry Taylor and Annabel Dietrich Golliher. He married Lila G. Hoosier in 1951 in Versailles; she died in 1996. He married Vivian Rigg
Sorrells in 1997 in Mount Sterling.
Mr. Golliher worked for Western Illinois FS Feeds in Rushville for more than 15 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mount Sterling, serving as a deacon, and Versailles Lions
Club.
Survivors: wife, Vivian; three daughters, Cindy (husband, Bobby) Bullen of Midwest City, Okla., Liann (husband, Dale) Bauch of Versailles and Sheila (husband, Tim) Roach of Springfield; two
sons, Steven (wife, Kathy) Golliher of Mount Sterling and Lyle Golliher of Rushville; two stepsons, Kevin (wife, Ireana) Sorrells of Rushville and Kent (wife, Jeni) Sorrells of Petersburg; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mercedes (husband, Edward) Sathoff of
Atterberry; and several nieces and nephews.
Remains will be cremated.
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Cooperstown Cemetery, the Rev. Dan Edwards officiating.
Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements.  [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 25, 2003, Page: 24]



Glenn Eugene Goudschaal
Obit: Clenn Eugene Goudschaal, 77, of rural Clayton, went to be with his Lord and savior at 2:45 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19, 2011) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born Sept. 6, 1934, in rural Clayton, a son of Albert "Mack" and Edith Gerdes Goudschaal. He married Sherry Mauck Feb. 28, 1964, in Quincy, and she survives. Mr. Goudschaal was a lifelong Brown County farmer He attended Poe School in Brown County and graduated from Brown County High School with the class of 1952. Glenn also attended Gem City Business College in Quincy. Mr. Goudschaal served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a devoted member of the Poe Baptist Church in Pea Ridge Township in Brown County where he served on the church board. Glenn served his church, community and country with great pride and always enjoyed encouraging others. He was a man of his word who held strong beliefs in integrity, character, work ethic and a firm handshake. Glenn was a true nature lover and enjoyed hunting and working with cattle, but his greatest joy was the time he spent with his family. He was a former member of the Timewell Lions Club, the Brown County School Board, the Brown County Farm Bureau, served as Pea Ridge Township Trustee and was a proud member of the Brown County Republican Central Committee. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Goudschaal, or rural Clayton; three children, Glenda Lewis and her husband, Rodney of Quincy, Gerry Goudschaal of rural Clayton, and Julie Houston and her husband, Brian, of rural Mount Sterling; three grandchildren, Jessica and Shannon Lewis, both of Quincy, and Siera Houston of rural Mount Sterling; two brothers, Merle Goudschaal and his wife, Connie, and Gerald Goudschaal and his wife, Janet, all of rural Clayton; one sister, Carol Bordenkircher and her husband, Richard, of Rolling Meadows; along with several nieces and nephews, and his cattle dog, Rocky. He was preceded in death by his parents. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday, in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling. Burial will be in the Knight Cemetery in Brown County. A military service will be conducted at the graveside. VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday in the funeral home. ARRANGEMENTS: Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Serling. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Marie Grady
Versailles, Illinois: Helen Marie Grady, age 72, of Versailles, passed away at 9:59 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2004 at St. John s Hospital in Springfield.
She was born October 28, 1931 in Brown County, Illinois the daughter of Ferris and Florence DeWitt Stapleton and was raised in the home of her grandparents Ralph and Iva DeWitt. She married David Grady on November 17, 1949 in the First Christian Church of Mt. Sterling and he survives.
Mrs. Grady was a homemaker and had also owned and operated Grady s New and Used Furniture in Versailles, Illinois.
She attended Pleasant Hill Country School in Brown County and was a member of the Chambersburg Christian Church, where she enjoyed attending her churches Senior Saints Group. Mrs. Grady always enjoyed attending the Versailles Senior Citizens Center and crocheting, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband David Grady of Versailles. 3 children James Grady and his wife Kathy Ann, Larry Grady and his wife Kathy Sue and Wendy Grady and her companion Jerry Gobel all of Versailles. 7 grandchildren Eric Grady and his wife Kelly, Alicia Grady, Kirk Briggs, Lance Grady, Ashley Grady, Abby Grady and Kylie Briggs also survives along with 1 sister Irene Pate of Jacksonville, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastors Jim Dain, Matt Martin and Carl Metz officiating.
Burial will be in the Hersman Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Saturday evening at the funeral home.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Lawrence W. Grainger
Lawrence W. Grainger, 87, Versailles, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at his residence from complications of his battle with leukemia.
He was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Tennessee, the son of Charlie L. and Ora (McAvoy) Grainger. He married Mary Eloise Grainger in 1942. She preceded him in death. He later married Mary Hester
June 27, 1998. She preceded him in death June 29, 2005.
He is survived by three sons, Lawrence Walker Grainger, Carthage, Michael Ray Grainger, Rock Island, and John Ora Grainger, Costa Mesa, Calif.; one sister, Blanche Grainger, Carthage;
eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his two wives and his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Charles David Grainger; one brother, Raymond Lee Grainger; and one sister, Grace Schaffer.
He was a self-employed mechanic and truck driver. He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country in the U.S. Army. He was of the protestant faith and was a member of the Masonic
Lodge.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery, with Father Thomas Henseler officiating. A military
service is to be conducted at the graveside. There is no visitation.
The Hendricker Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, is in charge of arrangements. [Eagle Publications, October 22, 2005]




Elsie May GROSCLAUDE   
Mrs. Elsie May Grosclaude was born May 28, 1874; died March 24, 1909; aged 34 years, 8 months and 25 days.
Deceased was the eldest daughter of  Dewitt and Alice Hetrick and was raised in Ripley Township. On August 19, 1902, she was married to Chris Grosclaude of Schuyler County. Her married life was a happy one, marked by her devotion to her husband and child.
During her illness of four weeks her sister Pearl Hetrick, a trained nurse of Peoria, cared for her, but that dreaded disease, consumption, had developed. She was possessed of a beautiful Christian character and endeared herself to acquaintances, and her friends were many. Day by day her sorrowing husband and relatives watched the slender chords of life weaken and waste until at last the end came and the weary mother laid down to her eternal rest, cheered by a hope of glorious immortality.
About sixteen years ago she became a member of the Christian Church at Hazel Dell and faithfully adhered to its teachings. Besides a sorrowing husband and a little daughter, Wilhelmina, in her sixth year, she leaves a father, three sisters and four brothers: Cora, William and Lewis of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Charles of Sacramento, Neb., Pearl of Peoria, Illinois, Guy and Mrs. Logsdon of Brown County.
Funeral services were held from the Christian Church at Mt. Sterling at one o'clock Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Stover of  Rushville. The remains were laid to rest in Mt. Sterling City Cemetery. (Note: Elsie and Chris Grosclaude lived in Woodstock Twp. throughout their marriage.



WILLIAM BILL GUST
Versailles, Illinois:  William Bill Gust age 81 of rural Versailles, Illinois passed away at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at his residence.
He was born May 13, 1923 in Bainbridge Township in Schuyler County, Illinois the son of Daniel Jacob and Bessie Sadie Harrison Gust. He married Ellen Rose Malcomson on August 25, 1946 in Bainbridge Township in Schuyler County.
He was a lifelong farmer and had attended Schuyler County rural schools.
Mr. Gust was a veteran of World War II having served his country in the United States Army. He served in the military police during post World War II in France.
Mr. Gust was a member of the LaGrange Chapel in Brown County. He was also a member of the Brown County Farm Bureau and always enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife Ellen Gust of Versailles. 2 sons Michael Alan Gust of Portland, Oregon and Daniel Neil Gust and his wife Susan of Jacksonville, Illinois. 4 grandchildren Mollie Buchanan and her husband Darrell of Franklin, Illinois and Josiah Gust, Maria Gust and Matthew Gust all of Jacksonville, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Samuel and Virgil and 5 sisters Frona, Audrey, Pauline, Mildred and Barbara.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Tommy Farmer officiating.
Burial will be in the Messerer Cemetery in Schuyler County, Illinois. A military service will be conducted at the graveside by the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374.
Visitation will be 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.


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