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MARGARET E. MCCABE
Miss Margaret Eva McCabe, 90, a five-year resident of Caravilla, died there Tuesday morning.
She was born Jan. 2, 1895, in Mount Sterling, Ill., and was a longtime teacher at Senn High School, Chicago, Ill. Surviving are two nieces and a nephew. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Caravilla chapel. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the chapel. Arrangements are by Hansen Funeral Home. ***Note: According to the Social Security Death Index, Margaret was born in 1896 and died in Apr. 1985. Source: unknown newspaper (dated 1985) contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by Marla Zwakman


ENID McCOMBS
Enid McCombs, 86, of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, died Saturday, April 23, 2011. She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, the daughter of Thomas and Magdalena (Claussen) Evans. She married Harry McCombs in 1945 in Bader. He preceded her in death in 1997. She is survived by four sons, John (and Linda) McCombs of Petersburg, Chris (and Heather) McCombs of Australia, Kerry (and Annamaria) McCombs of Australia and Craig McCombs of Australia; eight grandchildren, Mike and Shawn McCombs of Jacksonville, Heather Reeves of Chatham, Scott, Rebecca, Danielle, Nicole and Harrison McCombs of Australia; 12 great-grandchildren, Andrea, Brandon, Maggie, Nathan, Gracie, Ryan and Addison of Jacksonville and Madison, Helena, Alistar, Cedric and Sam of Australia; and sisters-in-law, Rosa Lee Stambaugh of Browning, Doris Thomas of Astoria, Lois McCombs of Peoria, Betty McCombs of Blandinsville and Shirley McCombs of Petersburg. She was preceded in death by parents; twin sister, Norma Gray; and sister, Ilma. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Bader Cemetery in Browning, with Brandon Thomas officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


PATRICIA J. PAT MCDANIEL

Patricia Jo Pat McDaniel age 60 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2004 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
She was born September 10, 1943 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of Stuart and Isis Geneva Orr Tracy. She married John William McDaniel on November 10, 1966 in the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Sterling and he survives.
Over the past several years Pat served as a loving compassionate caregiver for numerous residents of the community. Earlier in life she had worked as a school bus driver for Brown County Community Unit School District #1 and as a secretary for Production Credit Association in Mt. Sterling, but the job that filled her heart with the most joy was being a loving babysitter for her grandchildren.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and always enjoyed raising flowers and sharing them with her friends. Pat had a very kind and generous soul and loved bringing joy to others by sending them cards on their birthdays and e-mailing friendly messages. She took great pride in her family and loved to spend time with them.
Survivors include her husband John William McDaniel of Mt. Sterling. 4 children Paul James McDaniel of Quincy, Illinois, Joyce Allene Spires of Grand Junction, Colorado, Donna Jean Holder and her husband Ron and Tracy Jo Hendricker and her husband Jamie all of Mt. Sterling. 7 grandchildren Chad Aaron Spires, Jonathan Richard Bemis, Emily Ann Hendricker, William Stuart Holder, Joseph Reagan Hendricker, Joshua Wayne Holder and Travis Charles Holder. 2 brothers Rex Orr Tracy and his wife Jean of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Michael Austin Tracy and his wife Donna of Carthage, Illinois. 1 sister Peggy Louise Tracy of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1 aunt Viola Tracy of La Grange, Missouri and 1 uncle Don Orr of Bagley, Wisconsin also survives along with 4 nieces and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Robert Einhouse and Rev. Lee Reffett officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Monday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday.
Memorials are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the Hornet Pride Foundation.
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.



LOIS M. McMAHON
Lois M. McMahon age 67 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 9:15 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2007 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois.
She was born September 17, 1939 in Quincy, Illinois the daughter of Raymond C. and Marie Moon Hopson. She married Gary C. McMahon on August 24, 1957 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Liberty, Illinois.
Mrs. McMahon was a homemaker and had assisted with the Brown County Meals on Wheels. Earlier in life she worked at Farmers State Bank in Liberty, Illinois.
She graduated from Central High School in Camp Point, Illinois with the Class of 1957.
Mrs. McMahon was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling.
She always enjoyed camping, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Gary McMahon of Mt. Sterling. 1 son Steve McMahon and his wife Mary Sue of East Galesburg, Illinois. 2 granddaughters Aubrey and Stephanie McMahon both of East Galesburg, Illinois. 2 brothers Raymond Hopson and his wife Anita of Clayton, Illinois and John Hopson and his wife Barb of Camp Point, Illinois. 1 sister Bonnie Shake of Camp Point, Illinois also survives along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 son Randall McMahon in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Father Thomas Henseler officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary s School or the Brown County Emergency Services Building Fund.
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.



J.D.McPherson
It is reported that Mr J.D. McPherson, of Brown County, a well-known and highly respected citizen, hung himself Wednesday morning at about half past seven o'clock, while suffering under a fit of temporary insanity.  The deed was connitted on his own premises, about four miles northeast of Mt Sterling, and in less than an hour after partaking of his breakfast.  He leaves a family and a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely death.
Quincy Whig, September 8, 1870



Merle H. Mielke
Merle H. Mielke, 70, of St Charles, MO died at 11:56 pm, May 17, 2007 at his residence.
He was born March 8, 1937 in Springfield, MN, a son of Harry and Erna Bast Mielke.  He married Janice Ann Ham on June 27, 1959 in San Diego, CA and she survives.
Mielke was a computer systems manager for the Boeing Company in St Louis for 27 years retiring in 1990, and he later worked for Husler conveyor in St Louis for 12 years as a foreman.
Mielke was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Navy.
He was of the Lutheran faith.  Mielke always enjoyed fishing and restoring old furniture and tools, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. 
Survivors include his wife Ann Mielke of St Charles, MO, two sons, Donald Mielke and Darrell Mielke and his wife Kimberly, all of St Charles, MO, one sister Carol Thunberg of Burr Oak, IA, and four grandchildren, Megan, Kaitlyn, Derek and Laura Mielke, all of St Charles, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services were held May 21, at the Versailles West Side Cemetery in Versailles.
[Democrat-Message, May 23, 2007]



Card of Thanks For Support of Daniel W. Millier
Card of Thanks
To my democratic friends who supported me in my recent contest for the treasureship, I desire in this public manner to return my sincere and heartfelt thanks, assuring them that although I was unsuccessful, yet the steadfast friendship and kindly feeling manifested toward me were fully appreciated. Daniel W. Millier. [Brown County Democrat Message, Mt. Serling, Illinois, June 14, 1890]



ANNA JENNINGS MOKLAR
Anna Jennings Moklar age 91 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
She was born July 21, 1912 in Brown County, Illinois the daughter of Frank Frederick and Margaret Helen Ferguson Christner. She married Herbert Jennings on October 5, 1933 in Beardstown and he preceded her in death on December 2, 1990.
Mrs. Moklar was a homemaker and also worked as a switchboard operator for St. John s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois for several years.
She attended Sunny Hill School, Quinlin School and St. Mary School all in Brown County.
Mrs. Moklar was a member of the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church where she attended the 3 B s Sunday School Class. She was also a 4H Club leader in Lee Township for several years and was a member of the Brown County Democrat Women.
Survivors include 4 children Doris Pasilis of Paradise, California, Donald Jennings and his wife Mary Ann of Mt. Sterling, John Jennings, Sr. and his wife Mary Louise of Timewell and Ronald Jennings and his wife Mayme of Springfield, Illinois. 2 brothers Cecil Christner of DeKalb, Illinois and Lozelle Bud Christner of Danvers, Illinois. 2 sisters Dorothy Zander of Mt. Sterling and Norma Rahn of Aurora, Illinois. 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter Patricia Ann in infancy, 1 granddaughter in infancy, 2 brothers Harold and Gerald Christner and 2 sisters Marjorie Bowman and Mary White.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Matt Haberman officiating.
Burial will be in the Fargo Cemetery in Brown County.
Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church or the Timewell Christian Church.
Condolences may be left for the family online at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



 J.D. MONROE
Versailles, Illinois: James David J.D. Monroe age 83 of Meredosia and formerly of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois.
He was born February 9, 1921 in Brown County the son of William Asheby and May Lucretia Thickson Monroe. He married A. Pauline Huddleston on August 27, 1938 in Bowling Green, Missouri and she survives.
Mr. Monroe was a lifetime farmer. He attended Cass County Schools and was a member of the Versailles Christian Church. He always enjoyed woodworking and hunting, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Pauline Monroe of Meredosia. 2 sons William Bill Monroe and his wife Rose Ann of Versailles and Richard Monroe and his wife Jean of Jacksonville, Illinois. 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 sister Ruby Imogene Cooper of Moline, Illinois also survives along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters Talitha Hopper, Ramona Grant and Reva Cox.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2004 at the Versailles Christian Church with Rev. Lane Ransdell officiating.
Burial will be in the Versailles West Side Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 Sunday evening at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. Friends may also call one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



CHARLES WILLIAM BILL MORAN
Charles William Bill Moran, age 74, of Quincy, Illinois and formerly of Mt. Sterling, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2004 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
He was born April 12, 1930 in Brown County, Illinois the son of William Ozwald and Gladys L. Wagner Moran. He married Wilma M. Davis on April 19, 1953 at the Buckhorn Methodist Church in Brown County and she survives.
Mr. Moran was a truck driver for Diamond Construction in Quincy for over 25 years retiring in 1995.
He attended Brown County Schools and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Quincy.
Mr. Moran was a veteran of the Korean War having served his country in the United States Marine Corp.
He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #535 in Quincy. He always enjoyed gardening, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Wilma Moran of Quincy. His mother Gladys Walters of Mt. Sterling. 5 sons Steven W. Moran and his wife Nancy of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Jeff J.R. Moran, Nick C. Moran and his wife Cheri, Scott A. Moran and his wife Susan and John King all of Quincy. 5 grandchildren Jeremiah, Trenton, Allison, Courtney and Chase Moran. 1 brother Wayne Moran and his wife Pam of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. 1 sister Norma Wegs and her husband Richard of Mt. Sterling also survives along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather Bill Walters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Steve Livengood officiating.
Burial will be in the Benville Cemetery in Brown County. A military service will be conducted at the graveside.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Thursday.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



George S Myers
Geo. S. Myers, Esq., a prominent citizen of Mt. Sterling, died in that place on the 21st ult. of cancer in the throat. [Quincy Whig, December 3, 1850]


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