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Russell Anthony Salrin
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Russell Anthony Salrinage 89 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at2:15 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2004 at the home of his grandson near Quincy, Illinois. He was born July 26, 1914 in Brown County, Illinois the son of David Anthony and Julia Ferguson Salrin. He marriedEmmogene Marie Koch on October 27, 1934 at St. Mary s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and she preceded him in deathon November 2, 2001.
Mr. Salrin was a lifelong Brown County farmer. He attended Brown County Schools and was a member of Holy FamilyCatholic Church in Mt. Sterling. He always enjoyed fishing, gardening and caring for his fruit trees, but his greatestjoy was spending time with his family.
Survivors include 8 grandchildren Steve Root and his wife Pam of Quincy, David Root and his wife Cindy of Mendon,Kathy Kerker and her husband Dick of Quincy, Michael Root of Phoenix, Arizona, Douglas Root and his wife Kathyof Miami, Florida, Kevin Root of Quincy, Karen Root of Quincy and Keri Thompson and her husband Allan of Macomb.13 great grandchildren Jennifer, Ashley, Eric, Christy and David Root, Brandon and Shawn Buelher, Lucas Kerker,Paige and Cameron Thompson and Lloyd, Liezel and R. J. Root. 3 great great grandchildren. 2 sisters Alice Salrinof Bartonville, Illinois and Julia Brown of Peoria, Illinois also survive along with his best friends Harley andPearl Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter Louis Marie Root, 1 great grandson and 4 brothers.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2004 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterlingwith Father J. J. Laker officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Thursday evening at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 Thursday evening.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.


Ramona Marie Schaeffer
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Ramona Marie Schaeffer age 89 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 7:10 a.m. Saturday July 10, 2004 at her residence.
She was born February 11, 1915 in Brown County the daughter of Curtis and Anna Wegs Bowen. She married Clifford William Pitt Schaeffer on September 13, 1941 at St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and he preceded her in death on May 14, 1993.
Ramona was a beautician for over 70 years beginning her career as an apprentice at age 16 under Ethel Kay Helmner. Over the years she worked for various salons in Mt. Sterling and also at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling. She continued her career until her retirement in 2002.
Ramona attended and graduated from St. Marys Academy in Mt. Sterling and graduated from beauty school in 1935.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and always enjoyed gardening, knitting and bird watching. Her grandson and great grandchildren were her pride and joy and she always loved the time she spent with her family.
Survivors include 1 daughter Kathleen Cramblit of Mt. Sterling. 1 grandson Chris Cramblit of Mt. Sterling. 2 great grandchildren Aubree and William Cramblit of Mt. Sterling. 2 nieces she was especially close to Mary Ann Veith of Beardstown and Patti Scranton and her husband John of Mt. Sterling also survive along with several great nieces and nephews Jennifer Veith, Mike Veith and his wife Angie, Annette Hannig and her husband Curt, Nicki Ussery and her husband Jeff, Casey Scranton and Missy Ohm and her husband Josh.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister Marjorie Reich.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with Father John Kennedy officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Bertha W. Schrieber
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Bertha W. Schrieber age 97 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 10:10 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2004 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
She was born September 7, 1906 in Brown County, Illinois the daughter of Fred and Serrilda Davis Ingram. She married Albert Schrieber on June 29, 1932 at St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1980.
Mrs. Schrieber was a homemaker. She attended Washington School in Brown County and was a graduate of Versailles High School.
Mrs. Schrieber was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling. She was a former member of the Mt. Sterling Day Unit of the Brown County Home Extension, Siloam Springs Earth Science Club, Holy Family Women s Guild and she had also served as an RSVP volunteer. Mrs. Schrieber always enjoyed going to the Brown County Senior Citizens Center, gardening and working with flowers, but her greatest joy was spending time with family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include 2 children Mrs. Lillian Link and Marvin Schrieber and his wife Elaine all of Mt. Sterling. 5 grandchildren Craig Schrieber and his wife Marilyn of Meredosia, Illinois, Curtis Schrieber and his wife Resmi of O Fallon, Illinois, Bruce Schrieber and his wife Lisa of Jacksonville, Illinois, Colleen Schrieber of Miami, Florida and Mark Schrieber of St. Charles, Missouri. 3 great grandchildren Alexis and Paul Schrieber of Jacksonville, Illinois and Jack Schrieber of O Fallon, Illinois also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister Mildred Ingram.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 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 held from 9:30 until 10:30 Thursday morning at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Miriam Schrock
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Miriam (Stutzman) Schrock age 48 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at her home after a lingering illness of cancer.
She was born June 26, 1958 at Catlett, Virginia. She was the daughter of Terry and Irene Byler Stutzman. She was married to Ray Schrock on November 1, 1979 who survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Siloam Springs Amish Mennonite Church.
Also surviving are six children and four grandchildren.
Lavina Marie married to Joseph Troyer of Timewell, Illinois and their children Rolan and Tristan, Melvin Ray married to Martha Beiler of Clayton, Illinois and their children Christopher and Kendall, Malinda Sue married to Timothy Yoder of Timewell, Illinois, Edwin Jay, Eldora Irene and Jerry Lavern all of the home.
She was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter Amanda on July 20, 1999.
Friends may call from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007 at Siloam Springs Amish Mennonite School.
Funeral services to be held at the Siloam Springs Amish Mennonite Church on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Eldora Scott
Golden, Illinois: Eldora Scott age 92 of Golden, Illinois passed away at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2004 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois.
She was born January 21, 1912 in Lawrence County, Indiana the daughter of Frank and Rose Frances Edwards and due to the death of her mother was adopted in 1922 and raised by Mary and Mahlol Van Tassel. She married Charles Love Mumme and then later married Lloyd C. Scott on June 14, 1956 in Seattle, Washington and he preceded her in death on September 27, 1992.
Mrs. Scott was a telephone operator and trainer for the telephone company in both Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington for several years until her retirement.
She always enjoyed raising flowers, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include 1 daughter-in-law Laverta Mumme Marvel of Mt. Sterling. 2 grandchildren Colleen Bishop of Mt. Sterling and Shellie Mittermeyer of Loraine, Illinois. 1 step granddaughter Jody Hawkins of the state of Washington. 2 step grandsons also survive along with 3 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son Charles Douglas Mumme and 3 sisters Betty Leo, Norma Fasching Bauer and Virginia Garcia.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2004 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.



John William Self
The Illinoian Star, Beardstown, May 29, 1931
JOHN WILLIAM SELF DIES LAST NIGHT FOLLOWING STROKE
John William Self, 59, who suffered a paralytic stroke early Thursday morning, died at his home east of this city on the Star Lane at 4:00 o'clock last night.
The deceased was born in Brown county and has resided near this city for the past eighteen years. He is survived by his wife and five sons and one daughter. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from Independence Hall in Schuyler county at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. B. P. Archer officiating. Interment will be made in the Gillette cemetery. (contrib. by Sara Hemp)



Bertha M. Smith
BERTHA MAY SMITH, 85, of Perry died Monday, Aug. 16, 1982 at Illini Hospital, Pittsfield. Born July 24, 1897 in Brown county, she was a daughter of John W. and Clara Thiele Smith. She was never married. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs Edith Bergman and Mrs Helen Read, both of Perry, and Mrs. Glenna Young of Springfield; a brother, Wayne Smith of Perry, and several nieces and nephews; an uncle, Fred Thiele of Griggsville; an aunt, Mrs Ruby Webel of Chambersburg, and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs Alice Read, and a brother, Oliver Smith. Miss Smith was a member of the United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Skinner Funeral Home, with the Rev Donald Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Hebron cemetery, Brown county. [Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL]


Martha M. Dixon Smith
Macomb - Martha M. Smith, 97, of 1200 E. Grant St. died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25, 1992, at Wesley Village Health Care Center. Born June 19, 1895, in Brown County to Warren and Mary Houser Dixon, she married Hollis W. Smith on Jan. 5, 1915, in Rushville. He died Feb. 10, 1976. One son, John W., two brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, James L. of Macomb; one daughter, Rosalie Markham of Bushnell; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She lived in Schuyler County before moving to McDonough County in 1929. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Macomb, Scotland Busy Bees and Social Services of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. The Rev. Cheryl Colt will
officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. (Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - December 27, 1992, Page: C14, contrib. by Sara Hemp)


Willis "Leo" Smith
Willis "Leo" Smith, 59 of Browning, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in his home. He was born March 5, 1952, in Canton, the son of Milbern Leroy Smith and Beverly Ruth Hamm Bechard. He married Janet Morris of Rushville in 1973, and later Christina Hageman of Beardstown. Surviving are his children, April Smith Turner, Jamie Lyn Smith (fiance, Roger Osborn) and Jessica Nicole Smith; four grandchildren; three brothers, Jackie Wayne (wife, Rosemary), Gerald Allen (wife, Verna) and David Glen (wife, Joni) Smith; two sisters, Nancy Jo (husband, Joe) Goff and Kara Renee Bechard; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Janet Kay Smith. Leo attended Rushville High School. He worked for Logsdon Tug Service in Beardstown for 12 years, starting out as a deck hand, and later he received his pilot's license. He also owned and operated the Virginia Inn Restaurant. Leo enjoyed playing dice, cards and fishing, as well as drinking coffee with his friends. Private family services will be held. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Marjorie Alberta Sohn
March 25, 1918 - Nov. 1, 2005
HANNIBAL, MO - Marjorie Alberta (Crawford) Sohn, 87, Apt. #134, 3840 West Ely Rd., Hannibal, Missouri died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at her home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Eric R. Mattson officiated. Burial was at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Mrs. Sohn was born March 25, 1918, in Mount Sterling, Ill., to Charles E. Turner and Lillian Belle Crawford. Marjorie lived the first five years of her life in Mount Sterling, Illinois with her grandmother, Margaret Jane (Fowler) Crawford Norvell. She came to live with her mother, Lillian Belle (Crawford) McAfee and her step-father, Charles Thomas Mahlon McAfee in 1923 in Hannibal.
She was married to Henry Sohn on May 10, 1941, in Hannibal. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1973.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandy Fischer of Winston-Salem, N.C. and a step-daughter, JoAnn (Sohn) Morris Zinn; two grandchildren, Dana Stebler of Austin, Texas, Robin Hollis of Winston-Salem, N.C. and a step-grandchild, Michelle Ann (Morriss) McSparren; four great-grandchildren, Sophia Hollis, Henry Hollis, Shelby Stebler , Nathan Stebler and a step-great grandchild, Ryan Bland; a half sister, Mary Caroline (Turner) Klasse of Mount Sterling, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-fathers, Charles Thomas Mahlon McAfee and Arnold Estill “Boots” Shores; two half sisters, Juanita (McAfee) Stanley and Emma (McAfee) Stanley Ulry; and four half brothers, Jerry Ray McAfee, Charles Junior McAfee, Henley Porter McAfee, Eldon L. McAfee Sr. and Edward D. Turner.
Mrs. Sohn worked in the lab at the Hannibal Rubber Plant for a number of years and also in the office of Hannibal Junior High School. In her retirement she worked part-time for Martin’s Tru –Value Hardware and Mark Twain Antiques in Hannibal. She was a member of Arch United Methodist Church and belonged to the United Methodist Women's Club in Hannibal.
Pallbearers were Gary McAfee, Dennis McAfee, Bruce Cull, Scott Stebler, Thomas Hollis and Ronnie McAfee.  [Ralls County Herald - Enterprise; New London, Missouri; November, 2005; Submitted By Jay Mcafee]


Lawrence Hildreth Stone
Lawrence Hildreth Stone, 84, of Buena Park., Calif., formerly of the Quincy area, died Dec. 16 in Anaheim General Hospital in Anaheim.
Born on May 31, 1901, near Cooperstown, he was the son of Lloyd Henry and Martha Lorena "Rena" Logsdon Stone. He married Erma Lelah Deeter in 1921. He later married Artie Woods in California.
Mr. Stone worked as a carpenter and a general contractor in the Quincy area for many years before moving to California in the late 1950s.\par
He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Artie; one son, Francis L. of Lodi, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mildred) Williams of Springfield and Mrs. Aaron (Juanita) Stockhecke of rural Ursa; two sisters, Eula Thomas of Taylor, Mo., and Wilma Munn of Greeley, Colo.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held in California. Remains were cremated. Her ashes will be interred at Quincy Memorial Park, near Quincy. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 1, 1986]



F. M. Stout
F. M. Stout, of Ripley died at his home near that place Friday morning, Dec. 20th, aged eighty-four years. He has been for some years in failing health. Deceased was among the oldest and best known residents of Brown county, having made his home there since 1844, when he came to Illinois from Kentucky, his birthplace. He conducted a pottery business in Ripley for more than thirty years and was also engaged in business some years as a merchant. He was a man who enjoyed the respect and esteem of all his neighbors and friends. ([Rushville Times, December 26, 1907 - contrib. by Sara Hemp)


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