John Caldwell (Coldwell)
April 8, 1927
John Caldwell was born in Cass County, Illinois, January 21st, 1864 and died in his home at Cass Siding, not far from the place of his birth, on Sunday morning March 27, 1927. Between these two dates is written the record of a clean upright life, precious to many friends and replete with the qualities that help to purify Earth and enrich Heaven. John Caldwell was the second son of Charles and Catherine Heaton Caldwell. His father died before John had reached his majority, leaving a widow and seven children, some of them mere babes. The eldest son was an invalid for many years so this second son bravely and manfully tried in every way possible to take his father's place, assisting his mother in rearing and caring for his younger brothers and sisters - kind, considerate, protective, he was ever to them "Guide, philosopher and friend." In early manhood Mr., Caldwell was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He continued all his life a faithful follower of "The Master." Though quiet and retiring in his nature he was honest and straight forward. His life was an open book and there were no blots to mar its fair pages. For the last 33 years Mr. Caldwell has had charge of the grain elevator at Cass Siding and was universally honored and respected. Nature had given him many reserves, but they were the reserves of courtesy, good will, fidelity to honor and integrity. On September 12th, 1895 Mr. Caldwell was united in marriage to Miss Kate M. Nix of Ashland, Ill. Their union measured up to Biblical standards for more than thirty years as they happily traveled life's uneven road sharing equally trials and triumphs, joys and sorrows. One daughter, Mazo, came to brighten their home and in later years a son-in-law Elmer F. Timian seemed to completely fill the place of a long wished for son. The arrival in due time of a little granddaughter, Eleanor Gayle Timian made the family circle beautifully complete. A little more than a fortnight ago, on March 11th, 1827, the wife and mother passed away, Her death came as a stunning blow to her dear ones. Thought bearing up bravely, as was his habit in the face of trouble, it was evident that the husband and father found it very hard to "carry on" without his loved companion. Weakened physically, he seemed unable to rally from the shock. Loved ones hoped that time and occupation, with God's help, might eventually bring success from the sorrow and loss- but a congenital heart weakness suddenly developed and on the morning of March 27th, just as the Sunday School bells were ringing throughout the land his brave spirit calmly passed though the "Valley of the Shadow" and entered that last still harbor of peace where loved ones were waiting to welcome him. Besides is wife, father and mother, Mr. Caldwell was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, the latter having passed on in recent years. He is survived by his trio of loved ones, his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Timian and their little daughter Eleanor Gayle, of LaGrange, Ill. One brother, Charles Edward Caldwell of Virginia, two sisters, Mrs. Duncan Reid of Pana and Mrs. Homer Coleman of Beardstown, besides a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends, by all of whom he was sincerely loved and respected. His death is a distinct loss to the county and community in which he spent his entire life.
Of Virginia died at 7:15 p.m., Friday March 11, 1927, at St. John's hospital, at the age of 53 years, 2 months, 24 days. Survived by by husband, John Caldwell; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Timian, Virginia; one granddaughter, Eleanor Gayle Timian; father John I. Nix, Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Epperly, Springfield; Mrs. E.P. young, Houston, Tex.; Miss Grace Nix, New York City; two brothers, Edward Nix, Virginia; Newton Nix Jacksonville. remains to Bisch & Son Funeral Home. Announcement of funeral later.
Dorothy Rickard Campbell
BEARDSTOWN - Dorothy Campbell, 86, of Heritage Manor East died there Tuesday, July 25, 2000. Born Sept. 4, 1913, in Wapello, Iowa, to Charlie Martin and Hattie Mae McNeal Rickard, she married Homer Campbell on Aug. 14, 1933, in Memphis, Mo. He died Oct. 14, 1982. She also was preceded in death by one son, Charley; one daughter, Emma Louise Bauser; two sisters; and four brothers. Surviving are one son, Orville (and Mary) of Hannibal, Mo.; one daughter, Donna (and Walter "Scootie") Blake of Beardstown; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She worked at a Beardstown glove factory and at Beardstown Laundry. She also was a cook at several restaurants. She was a board member of the Residents Council at Heritage Manor East. She was a member of East Union Baptist Church in Schuyler County. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sager Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Houchins will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 tonight. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Schuyler County. [Peoria Journal Star, July 26, 2000]
Kenneth M. Canada
died: November 13, 1987
BEARDSTOWN - Kenneth M. Canada, 36, died Friday from injuries received in a motorcyle accident.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Rita Ann; one stepdaughter, Melissa Hughes of Beardstown; one stepson, Joseph Dorr of Beardstown; mother, Mrs. Freda Canada of Beardstown; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Clements of Browning, Miss Alice Canada of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Donna Stillwell of Lees Summit, Mo.; one brother, David of Rushville. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 16, 1987, Page: 4]
Larry J. Carlock
Peoria - Larry J. Carlock, 64, of Peoria died at 11:21 a.m. Nov. 24, 2004, at his residence.
Born Nov. 12, 1940, in Havana to Raymond L. and Hilda Avery Carlock, he married Bertha "Lory" McKenrick on Sept. 3, 1983, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Joey of Bartonville; three daughters, Jennifer Carlock of Peoria, Angela (and Tracy Krigner) McKenrick of Peoria and Renee McKenrick of Goodfield; 12 grandchildren; one brother, David (and Cindy) Carlock of Bartonville; and two sisters, Connie (and Tom) Trunk of Bartonville and Nancy Stiarwalt of San Jose, Calif.
An Army veteran, he served from 1960 to 1963. He was a past member of Eagles Lodge 265.
He was a "flavor man." He added flavor to ice cream at Kraft Foods in Peoria. He also worked as a casting finisher for Caterpillar Inc for five years. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, November 28, 2004, Page: B7]
Raymond L. Carlock
PEORIA HEIGHTS - Raymond L. Carlock, 91, of Peoria Heights died Monday, June 18, 2001, at OSF St. Clare Home.
Born Dec. 19, 1909, in Bath to Lewis and Mabel Blanche Farris Carlock, he married Hilda Avery on Sept. 19, 1934, in Virginia, Ill. She died Dec. 15, 1976.
He also was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
Surviving are two sons, David (and Cindy) and Larry (and Lory), both of Peoria; two daughters, Connie (and Tom) Trunk of Peoria and Nancy Stiarwalt of San Jose, Calif.; one brother, Jack of Chandlerville; one sister, Janet Shores of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He had owned and operated Central Illinois Provision Co. in Peoria before retiring. He was of the Protestant faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home in Chandlerville, where friends may call one hour before. Burial will be in Chandlerville Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, June 21, 2001, Page: B04]
Arthur H. Carls
BEARDSTOWN IL - Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in the Schaefer funeral home in Mercedosia for Arthur H. Carls, 62, prominent farmer who died Tuesday in his home near Concord. Surviving are his widow formerly Grace Burrus, and three sisters, Mrs. H.H. Huss of this city, Mrs. Lena Streuter of Arenzville and Mrs. Grace Barnett of Orlando FL. [The Quincy Herald-Whig Thursday February 14, 1946 Pg 3; Transcribed by Christine Walters]
Dorothy G. Carpenter
Born: 22 Aug 1925 in Chandlerville, IL
Died: 9 Jul 2000 in Springfield, IL
Buried: Chandlerville Cem.
Parents: Clifford J., Sr. & Matilda "Tillie" Williams Cook
Married: 18 May 1944 in Havana to George E Carpenter
Children: John, Steven, Paul
Rosemary M. Carriger, 59, of Beardstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at her residence. She was born Aug. 27, 1941, in Beardstown, the daughter of Agnus Robbins. Mrs. Carriger was a homemaker and had also worked as a nurse's aide for several years. She always enjoyed collecting owls, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include one son, Chance Huff of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Robbins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services were held Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in the Beardstown City Cemetery. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown was in charge of arrangements. [The Rushville Times, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, page 13, column 4]
Genevive "Jennie" Chilton, 75, of Beardstown, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2001, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Schuyler County, the daughter of James and Leila Bates Martin. She married Orvy McCoy Jr. in 1944 in Beardstown and he preceded her in death. She married Herschel Chilton on Aug. 4, 1984, in Beardstown. He died Sept. 3, 1994.
Surviving are one son, Terry McCoy of Browning; two daughters, Nancy Prucha of Lockport and Brenda Powell of Palatine; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands. Mrs. Chilton attended school in Schuyler County and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown. She had been previously employed at the Jacksonville Elks Club, Virginia Country Club, and the Illini Restaurant in Beardstown. She also had managed the Riverview Dry Cleaners in Beardstown. Funeral services for Jennie Chilton were Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick. [The Rushville Times, Wednesday, November 28, 2001, page 15, column 5]
Lenora Tholen Clark
BEARDSTOWN - Lenora Clark, 84, of 909 Monroe St. died Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at Long Term Care in Rushville. Born Dec. 2, 1912, in Meredosia to Herman and Emma Kuhlmann Tholen, she married Jesse H. Clark on Aug. 1, 1939, in Bowling Green, Mo. He died in November 1975. One stepdaughter, Helen Green, also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Timothy of Beardstown; two daughters, Edith Fishel of Rushville and Carol Rebman of Camden, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown and the Ladies' Aid Society. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Beardstown. [Peoria Journal Star, July 18, 1997]
Noel N. Clarke II
BEARDSTOWN - Noel N. ''Bud'' Clarke Jr., 65, of rural Beardstown died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at his residence. Born Oct. 16, 1935, in Beardstown to Noel N. Sr. and Mary Zillion Clarke, he married Mary J. Seaman on March 21, 1987, in Bluff Springs. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Brian of Beardstown and Barry (and Cathy) of Mount Sterling; one daughter, Karla (and Harvey) Spears of Beardstown; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. One sister preceded him in death.
He worked on the Illinois River for 40 years as a barge pilot and captain, having achieved the position of master pilot. He last worked for ADM/ARTCO.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Beardstown City Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Simpson will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Sager Funeral Home, where family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight. [Peoria Journal Star, November 2, 2000]
Kathleen (Frank) Conner
Died: March 4, 1995
Beardstown - Kathleen Conner, 78, of Beardstown died Saturday at St. Luke's Long Term Care Facility, Beardstown. Survivors: a daughter, Mrs. John (Alta) Aten of Beardstown; a son, William L. Conner Jr. of Milan; five grandchildren; a sister, Erma Deacon of Beardstown and a brother, William "Tob" Frank of Beardstown. Memorial services are pending. Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 6, 1995, Page: 16]
Beardstown - Kathleen Conner, 78, of Beardstown died Saturday at St. Lukes Long Term Care Facility in Beardstown. Survivors: a daughter, Mrs. John (Alta) Aten of Beardstown; a son, William L. Conner Jr. of Milan; five grandchildren; a sister, Erma Deacon of Beardstown; and a brother, William "Tob" Frank of Beardstown. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown. Note: She born May 20, 1916, married to William "Bub" L. Conner I, born December 20, 1904, died June 04, 1980 and both are buried Beardstown City Cemetery (New Addition), Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 6, 1995, Page: 16 - Submitted by: Sara Hemp]
Aaron "Jack" Cook
Born: 31 Jan 1933, Poplar Bluffs, MO
Buried: Bath Cem.
Parents: Aaron & Mattie Butts Shelton
Married: 29 Mar 1980 in Clinton to Karen DeFord
Children: David, Paul, Michelle, Elizabeth, Dixie, Nancy
Neil Allen Cook
Born: 20 Nov 1969 in Beardstown, Cass Co.
Died: Springfield, Sangamon Co.
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: Neil & Velma Peacock Cook
Russel D. Cook
Beardstown - Russel D. Cook, 85, of Beardstown died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Heritage Manor South.
Born Nov. 9, 1919, in Chandlerville to Samuel and Verla Griffen Cook, he married Leah Schaefer on Jan. 29, 1949, in Springfield. She died Nov. 26, 1995. He also was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Surviving are his brother, Larry of Canton; and two sisters, Berneda Campbell of Sunnyvale, Calif., and June Anderson of Canton. A member of the American Legion and Guthrie-Pierce Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1239, he served as a master sergeant in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theater from 1942 until 1945. He owned and operated Arrow Restaurant in Beardstown for 20 years and also Cook's Nook in Beardstown for six years. He also managed Virginia Country Club for 20 years. As a member of the Beardstown Kiwanis Club, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Flags of Love - lining the city square with American flags on national holidays. He also was a member of First United Methodist Church in Beardstown. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Cremation has been accorded. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends one hour before services at the funeral home. [Peoria Journal Star, August 21, 2005, Page: B6]
Nathan Thomas Cooper
RUSHVILLE - Services for Nathan T. Cooper, 20, of Rushville will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Rushville. Barbara Wooldridge will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wood-Roby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
He was pronounced dead at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2004. He died after his truck struck a utility pole about one mile north of Rushville on Old Macomb Road. He was born June 23, 1983, in Rushville, the son of Daniel R. and Mindy (DeMoss) Cooper.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mindy and Brian Newell of Rushville; his father, Daniel Cooper of Beardstown; Molly Osmer, with whom he made his home; one daughter, Whitley Jean Cooper, at home; his grandparents, Linda and Robert Brown, and Ronald DeMoss, all of Rushville, and Donald and Shirley Cooper of Beardstown; his stepgrandparents, Montie and Fran Newell of Rushville; one sister, Lacey Cooper of Rushville; and three brothers, Beau Newell of Rushville, and Andy Cooper and Daylon Cooper, both of Arenzville. He graduated from Rushville High School in 2001. He had attended Spoon River College. He was a cabinetmaker for Concord Cabinets in Clayton. He was a member of the Full Draw Archery Club in Rushville.[Peoria Journal Star, January 25, 2004, Page: B6]
Amelia Grace Cope
Amelia Grace "Pebbles" Cope, 53, of Clayton, formerly of Beardstown and Cordova, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at her home. She was born Jan. 20, 1948, in Beardstown, the daughter of Herbert Sylvester and Annabelle Amelia Baldwin Icenogle. She was preceded in death by a son, Scott Allen Emberton. Mrs. Cope attended Beardstown schools. Survivors: mother, Annabelle Smith; a son, Jason Keith Ruyle of Springfield; a daughter, Janet J. Emberton of Clayton; six grandchildren; two brothers, Randall Keith Cromwell of Beardstown and Jerry Rohn of Peoria; two sisters, Alice DeFawn Brown of Cordova and Teresa Kay Walker of Lafayette, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, First Southern Baptist Church of Beardstown, the Rev. Floyd Terry officiating. Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 5, 2001, Page: 40; Submitted by: Sara Hemp]
Harry H. Coufal
Born: 6 Sep 1904 in Bruno, NE
Died: 15 Jul 2000 in Jacksonville, IL
Buried: Walnut Ridge Cem, Virginia, IL
Parents: Leopold James & Anna Schueler Coufal
Married: 19 Mar 1927 in Virginia to Anna Marie Gilpin
Children: Harry, Gayle
Emma C. (Fiedler) Cowand
Born: 19 Nov 1865 Beardstown
Died: 10 Nov 1913, Beardstown, Cass Co.
Buried: Oakgrove Cem., Beardstown
Parents: John Henry & Louisa M. Roehr Fiedler
Married: 15 Aug 1891 in Virginia, Cass, to Wm. H. Cowand
Children: Carrie, Pearl, Myrtle, Dorothy
Gerald Lee Cox
CAMDEN - Gerald L. Cox, 64, of rural Camden died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Born March 12, 1934, near Chandlerville to Louis and Fern Dupes Cox, he married Mildred Richardson on Dec. 10, 1955, in Rushville. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Kent of Rushville and Kevin of Industry; two daughters, Brenda John of Macomb and Penny Lunt of Rushville; three brothers, Jack of Glasford, Donald of Virginia, Ill., and Norman of Galesburg; two sisters, Alberta Dearing of Chandlerville and Betty Kanohi of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. He was an equipment operator for the city of Macomb Street Department for many years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Rushville Moose Lodge 506. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County. [Peoria Journal Star, December 6, 1998]
Ronnie D. Cox
Ronnie D. Cox, 70, of Savanna, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tueday at the New Hope Assembly of God Church in Savanna with Russell Turner officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Chandlerville Township Cemetery in Chandlerville.
Ronnie was born June 4, 1941, in Virginia, the son of Delbert Robert and Ruth Marie (Lynn) Cox. He married Frankie Lee Smith on June 9, 1963, in Chandlerville. She preceded him in death Oct. 6, 2001.
Ronnie and Frankie moved to Savanna in 1966. Ronnie went to work for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a machinist, retiring in 2000. He then made his home in Beardstown and Chandlerville and moved back to Savanna in 2006, where he lived with his sons Dale and Lloyd. Ronnie loved all kinds of sports and enjoyed talking to "ALL" about sports. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, traveling, being around people and his dogs, Buddy and Brody.
Ronnie is survived and lovingly remembered by three sons, Robert Dale Cox of Savanna, Richard Leon Foss of LaPorte, Ind., and Lloyd Brandon Carter of Savanna; three grandchildren; four sisters, Bonnie (Gary) Abney of Savanna, Karen Sue (Jack) Fritchnitch of Morris, Linda (Larry) Stake of Chilicothe and Maryland Jean (Jerry) Force of Beardstown; two brothers, Larry (Pat) Cox of Savanna and Delbert Arthur (Mary) Cox of Chilicothe; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Vickie Durr of Chilicothe. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frankie Lee Cox; three sister, Betty Mathis, Thelma Carey and Shirley Ruth; and two brothers, Ronald Dean Cox and Sherald Cox. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL; Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Floyd Crafton, 71, of 917 Oak St. died at 10:50 P.M. Tuesday at his home. He was ill several months Services will be at 1:30 P.M. tomorrow at Cline Funeral Home. The Rev. Howard D. Stevens will officiate and burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. He was born in Beardstown Nov. 4, 1906, as son of Lee and Jessie Gossage Crafton. He married Etta Rutledge Nov. 14, 1936, at Virginia. Surviving are his wife; one sister, Mrs Leila Pendergraf of Pekin; and several nieces. A stepbrother preceded him in death Mr. Crafton was a retired printer for the Beardstown Illinoisan Star and was a custodian at the Beardstown Bowl for the past 10 years. We was a 28 year member of the Royal Order of Moose, Lodge 709. [Pekin Daily Times Feb 7, 1978, Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak Transcription by: Roger Whitaker]
Aged 60, Dies (b. Dec 25, 1878)
Was retired Burlington Worker
Lee R. Crafton, a resident of this city for 30 years and a retired Burlington railroad employee, died in Schmitt Memorial Hospital at 10:30 last night. He had been a hospital patient for a week. His death was attributed to heart trouble and dropsy. The body was taken to the Cline Funeral Home to be prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon The decedent was born at Bath, Illinois and was sixty years of age. His home in this city was at 900 Dey street. Mr. Crafton was retired by the Burlington in 1931 after having worked as a company painter for 26 years. Surviving are his widow, Jessie, three children, Lester of Pekin, Floyd of this city and Mrs. Lela Pendergraft, also of this city. Also surviving are four brothers, Tot of Bath, Charles of Pekin, Sam of West Liberty, Iowa and Bud of Canton. [Illinoisan Star, Oct. 25, 1939, Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak Transcription by: Roger Whitaker]
Minnie Pherigo Crafton
Relative of Area Residents
Chandlerville - Mrs. Minnie Crafton, 68, of Chandlerville, relative of several TIMES area residents, died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 1974, in Memorial Hospital at Springfield. She had been a patient there 12 days. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home. Rev. Andrew Everly will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call this afternoon and evening at the funeral home. A daughter of James and Rosetta Watkins Pherigo, she was born Jan. 2, 1906, in Cass Co. She married Raymond Crafton May 2, 1925, at Saidora. He preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Rosemary) Naylor of Carpentersville and Mrs. Gerald (Kathryn) Watkins of Chandlerville; seven sisters, Mrs. Wilmer (Marie) Nall of Pekin, Mrs. Paul (Mary Ann) Kuhlman of Havana, Mrs. Noah (Katie) Johnson, Mrs. Johnny (Ella) Johnson, Mrs. Paul (Maudena) Atterberry, Mrs. John (Berniece) Griffie and Mrs. Eddie (Iona) Garner, all of Chandlerville. Also surviving are four brothers, Eugene Pherigo of Chandlerville, Ernest of Havana, and James and Clifford Pherigo, both of Pekin, nine grandchildren and several neices and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, a sister and two brothers. [Pekin Times, Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak]
Raymond Crafton I & II
Father, Son Die; Kin of Pekinites
Raymond Crafton, Sr., 79, and his son, Raymond Duane Crafton, Jr., 33, both of rural Chandlerville, relatives of several Pekin residents, died Monday and Friday respectively. Mr. Crafton, Sr., was a brother-in-law and Mr. Crafton, Jr., a nephew of Mrs. Wilmer Nall and Clifford and James Pherigo, all of Pekin. Funeral services for Raymond Crafton, Jr., who died Friday night, June 1, 1973, in Springfield Memorial Hospital at Springfield, where he had been a patient two days, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home at Chandlerville. Rev. Barton McClard officiated. Burial was in Fairview cemetery near Chandlerville. Funeral services for Raymond Crafton, Sr., who died at 11:57 a.m., Monday, June 4, 1973, in Schmitt Memorial Hospital at Beardstown, where he had been a patient four days, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home. Rev. Barton McClard again will officiate. Burial also will be in Fairview cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening at the funeral home. [Pekin paper, Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak]
Fred Robert Curry
RUSHVILLE - Fred Robert "Bob" Curry, 77, of rural Rushville died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care. Born March 7, 1921, in Beardstown to Fred Reno and Marie Lebkuecher Curry, he married Theresa Lovekamp on Aug. 3, 1948, in Arenzville. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Gerald of Cuba, Roger of Rushville and Ed of Frederick; one daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Judy) Smith of Frederick; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
One infant brother and one great-great-grandson preceded him in death.
He was a farm owner in Schuyler County. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rushville, where he was a representative for the Lutheran Layman League and a trustee.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown. The Rev. Joseph Eckman will officiate. Calling hours will be after 4 p.m. today at Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick. [Peoria Journal Star, December 3, 1998]
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