RUSHVILLE - Lavina M. Dailey, 68, of Rushville died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 1998, at her home. Born July 15, 1929, in Beardstown to Willard and Amanda Anderson Luttrell, she married Don A. Dailey on June 11, 1968, in Rushville. He survives. Also surviving are five sons, James "Willie" Hankins and Anthony Hankins, both of Rushville, Harold Hankins of Jacksonville, Dennis Hankins of Kent, Wash., and Joseph Kayes of Fort Myers, Fla.; one daughter, Chantel Dailey of Rushville; one stepdaughter, Susan Dunnill of Kankakee; one stepson, Timothy Dailey of Rushville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lillian Thompson of Rushville, Lois Matthews of Denver and Anne Parks of Sheridan, Wyo. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a community health provider through the Schuyler County Health Department, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Beardstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Schuyler American Legion Post 4 Auxiliary. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Rob Kirkham will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, May 16, 1998]
Fenella P. Daniel
Born: 5 May 1904 in Blandinsvill
Died: 27 Feb 2000 in Jacksonville, IL
Buried: Ashland City Cem.
Parents: William & Abbie Benson Plowright
Married: 13 Feb 1926 to Ora L. Daniel
Walter Darwood Daniel
Born: 22 Dec 1923 in Cass Co.
Died: 4 May 2000 in Virginia, Cass Co.
Buried: Ashland City Cem.
Parents: Walter C. & Adeline Crowell Daniel
Married: 16 Jul 1945 in Ashland to Shirley Lee Mathy
Children: Babara, Mary, Marie
Jerris Belville Danner
RUSHVILLE - Jerris "Jody" Danner, 48, of 408 S. Liberty St. died at 10:53 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 1994, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1945, in Rushville to Perry "Tater" and Christina C. Harris Belville, she married Jerry L. Danner on Sept. 3, 1971, in Rushville. He survives. Also surviving are her mother of Beardstown; four brothers, Robert Wayne Belville Sr., Jackie Belville and Dennis Belville Sr., all of Rushville, and Larry Belville of Beardstown; and three sisters, Janet Belville of Beardstown, Sandra Jockish of Vermont, Ill., and Carolyn Barrett of Jacksonville. Her father, one daughter, Barbara Stolp, one son, Tim Olson, and two sisters preceded her in death. She worked for Schuyler Laboratories Inc. in Rushville and later at Excel Corp. in Beardstown. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home. David Haney will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery in Browning. [Peoria Journal Star, October 9, 1994, Page: C14]
Russel Ernest Davidsmeier
Russel Ernest Davidsmeier, 87, of rural Virginia, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, June 7, 2011. He was born Sept. 25, 1923, in rural Cass County, the son of William and Alta Oetgen Davidsmeier. He married Sarah Kathryn Jokisch on Nov. 20, 1947, at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia. Surviving is his wife, Sarah Davidsmeier of rural Virginia; two children, Susan Smith (friend, Ron Lynn) of Virginia and Martin (wife, Penny) Davidsmeier of rural Virginia; four grandchildren, Elissa (husband, Chad) Harrison and Victory Davidsmeier Moore, both of rural Virginia, Thomas (wife, Rebecca) Davidsmeier of Naperville and Maria Davidsmeier of Chicago; nine great-grandchildren, Lydia, William, Lucinda, Maxwell, Hannah, Myra, Sarah, Rachel and Joseph; two sisters, Barbara (husband, Jim) Thomas of Springfield and Shirley (husband, Bob) Black of Williamsville; two brothers, Willis (wife, Pat) Davidsmeier of Springfield and Kenneth (wife, Sherri) Davidsmeier of Lakewater, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Fern Davis Davidsmeier; his grandson, Andrew Martin Davidsmeier; three brothers, Orville, Robert and Donald; and one sister, Doris Mae Waters. Mr. Davidsmeier was a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in rural Virginia where he served as elder and deacon for many years. He also served on the Cass County Fair Board and the Bluff Springs Farmers Elevator Board. Russel was a lifelong resident and farmer in Cass County and in his youth he was recognized as a champion hand corn shucker. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in rural Virginia. Private family graveside services will be held at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL; Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Howard E. Davis
Born: 21 Mar 1937 in Beardstown, Cass Co.
Died: 5 May 2000 in Springfield, IL
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: George Irvin & Lorena Yeager Davis
Married: 21 Jan in Beardstown to Gertrude Knowles Griffin
Children: David, Scott, Alan, Gene, Bill, Bob, Sam, Nancy
Orveda Charlotte Davis, 85, Of Mt. Sterling, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling. Mrs. Davis was born on Feb. 5, 1915, in Lebanon, Mo., the daughter of Frank Janes and Caroline Frances Yates. She married Everett F. Davis on Aug. 18, 1933, in Camdenton, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother, Lester Jackson Janes. Mrs. Davis is survived by one sister, Alberta Powers of Richland, Mo., a sister-in-law, Erma Janes of Meredosia; and several nieces and nephews. She was a housewife. She was an avid Bingo player, traveler and gardener. She enjoyed canning food for her family friends and neighbors. Funeral services were Friday, April 7, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial was in the Beardstown City Cemetery. [The Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 12, 2000, page 15, column 5]
Richard Lee Davis
Richard Lee "Dick" Davis, 69, of 1514 W. Callender for 36 years, died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1992, at his home. Born Nov. 17, 1922, in Beardstown to Norman Lee and Linnie E. DeWitt Davis, he married Marilyn J. Bour on Jan. 24, 1948, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Jim R., at home, John W. of Peoria and Jerold E. "Barney" of Richton Park; five daughters, Mrs. Craig (Janet L.) Sears of Decatur, Mrs. James (Joanne M.) Waechter of Morton, Judy A. Davis of Peoria, and Jill P. Davis and Mrs. Daniel (Jacki S.) Patten, both of East Peoria; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one sister, Betty Kirgan of Pekin. He was preceded in death by an infant brother. He was a former employee of the Corps of Engineers and the city of Peoria. He last was employed as a land surveyor with Associated Engineers for 22 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, St. Mark Parish Association, Peoria Versailles and the Schuyler County Historical Society. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at his church. The Rev. Robert Schladen will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, with a Scripture service at 7:30. Visitation also will be 30 minutes before services at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria. [Peoria Journal Star, October 28, 1992, Page: A11]
Freda J. Dearing
Born: 11 Sep 1920 in Cass Co., IL
Died: 19 Jul 2000 in Springfield, IL
Buried: Chandlerville Cem.
Parents: Herman & Josie Hacker Mallicoat
Married: 4 Jul 1947 in Jacksonville, IL to James Allen Dearing
Children: Danny, Bruce
William Decker, a prominent pioneer of central Illinois, born at Manchester, England, died in Virginia, aged 89. [Source: The Watseka Republican (Iroquois co,IL), November 9, 1892; Sub. by: dmcneeley]
Henry C. Demy
Henry C. Demy, 75, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ghlee Walters, in Beardstown. He was taken to his daughter's home several months ago when he became ill. He was born July 17, 1865 in Pennsylvania, a son of John and Mary (Sellers) Demy. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Thomas Harn and Mrs. George Ring, all of Beardstown. There are three grandchildren, Mrs. Don Armstrong, Peoria, and Robert and Margaret Anne Harn, Beardstown. A brother and sisters are J. C. Demy, Champaign; Mrs. C. C. McLaren, Farmington, and Mrs. C. E. Blemler and Mrs. William Burgard, Astoria. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Horton Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Thompson. Burial will be in Astoria cemetery. [Astoria Argus, May 14, 1940 - submitted by LouAnn Cameron]
Mary I. Thompson DeSollar
BEARDSTOWN - Mary I. DeSollar, 59, of Beardstown died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at her residence. Born March 19, 1944, in Muscatine, Iowa, to Joseph R. and Lela Gauger Thompson, she married Joseph A. DeSollar on Jan. 17, 1972, in Orlando, Fla. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Michael "J. J." (and Dawn) and Alex, both of Beardstown; one daughter, Shawn (and Tharran) Hobson of Versailles; four grandchildren; two brothers, George (and Marie) Thompson of Muscatine, Iowa, and Billy (and Margaret) Thompson of Grandview, Iowa; and five sisters, Frances (and Dale) Thuma of Tipton, Iowa, Florence Boorn and Betty (and Bud) White, both of Wilton, Iowa, and Bonnie Thompson and Patsy (and Ron) Dickey, both of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. She formerly worked at Knipmeyer Chevrolet, Illinois Forest Products and 4-All-Seasons Florist. She was a former Cub Scout den mother and member of the Parent-Teacher Organization. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Beardstown, the church choir and Circle 4. She formerly held several offices, including Circle 4 president and United Methodist Women vice president. She also served on the administrative council and pastor/parish relations. She formerly taught Sunday school and was a MYF sponsor. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at her church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home, where family will meet with friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, March 4, 2004, Page: B5]
Rozella (Hunt) Devlin
Death Of A Young Wife
Mrs. Charles Devlin died at Her Late Home, on West Ninth St., Sunday, August 29. The people of this place were startled Sunday afternoon to learn of the sad and sudden death of Mrs. Charles Devlin, which occurred at her late residence on Nonth between State and Washington streets, at 12:45 on that day, Sunday, August 20th. Deceased was in usual condition of health during the early part of Saturday evening and with her mother, Mrs. James Hunt, had visited the picture shows and before going home she ate an ice cream soda. Upon reaching home she ate lunch and almost, immediately became very sick, and she steadily grew worse until her death occurred as above stated. Miss Rosella Hunt was born in East St. Louis, Ill., June 20th, 1884, but during the greater part of her life has resided in Beardstown. She was a graduate of the Beardstown High school, having completed the course with the class of 1902. She took special instructions in music at Jacksonville and other places and many times has entertained the people of Beardstown at different public gatherings with voice and piano selections. During the month of June, just four years ago, she was united in marriage with Charles Devlin, now proprietor of the cigar manufactory on State street. For some time they have resided on Ninth between Wahington and Lafayette streets and it was there her death occurred. Besides the husband and the mother, her death is mourned by seven brothers and three sisters. The entire community extends sympathy to the bereaved husband and the grief stricken mother and brothers and sisters. [Morning Enterprise - Beardstown, Il - Tue., Aug 22, 1911; Submitted By:Pat Hageman]
died: July 23, 1987
BEARDSTOWN - Irene DeWitt, 69, of Beardstown died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Beardstown Long Term Care Facility. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown, with burial in Beardstown City Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Bellville and Maxine DeWitt, both of Beardstown; and three brothers, Sidney of Browning, Jack of Springfield, and Thomas of Beardstown. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 24, 1987, Page: 16; Sub. by Sara Hemp] Note: She is the daughter of Sidney Calvin DeWitt I and Stella Anita Mikesell.
BEARDSTOWN - Maxine DeWitt, 72, of 611 W. Fourth St. died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at her residence. She was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Beardstown to Sidney Calvin and Stella Mikesell DeWitt. Surviving are three brothers, Tom DeWitt of Beardstown, Sidney DeWitt Jr. of Browning and Jack DeWitt of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters. She was a member of Browning United Methodist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Kevin Sheese will officiate. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, October 23, 1997, Page: D8]
Sidney Calvin DeWitt II
BROWNING - Sidney C. DeWitt, 76, of Browning died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown. Born Nov. 5, 1927, in Beardstown to Sidney Charles and Stella Mikesell DeWitt, he married Betty F. Oakman Struble on June 3, 1966, in Rushville. She died Jan. 2, 2004. He also was preceded in death by five sisters. Surviving are three sons, Mike of California, and Dan and Steve (and Joann), both of Texas; one daughter, Kathy (and Bob) Niestradt of Shelbyville; one stepson, John Struble of Browning; three stepdaughters, Linda (and David) Severns of Browning, Carol (and Richard) Walters of Mason City and Joan (and Robert) Hamlin of Bartonville; two brothers, Jack (and Pauline) of Springfield and Tom (and Judy) of Beardstown; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A World War II and Korean War veteran, he served in the Navy for nine years aboard the USS Pigeon and the USS Casa Grande. He attained the rank of quartermaster third class. He had worked for several years for Burlington-Northern Railroad, Laborers Local 165 in Peoria and American Water Co., where he retired on Jan. 1, 1992, after 10 years. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Browning. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at his church. Jeff Moore will officiate. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, January 23, 2004, Page: B4]
Samuel E. Dodds
died: December 12, 1987
Virginia - Samuel E. Dodds, 70, of Virginia, formerly of Schuyler County, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia. Surviving are his wife, Freida Mallicoat Dodds; one stepson, Robert Lehmkuhl of Creve Coeur; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Crumley of Monmouth and Ruth Price of Pinellas Park, Fla.; and one brother, William C. of Canton. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 13, 1987, Page: 41]
Rev. James H. Dolson
Dolson, Rev. James H., b. Livingston Co., Ky., 19 Dec. 1817; licensed 1847; 1848, Waverly Circuit, Illinois Conference, replacing Hardin Wallace; 1849, appointed Carlyle Circuit; 1851, ordained Deacon to Williamsbury Circuit; 1852, appointed to Sullivan Circuit, where he d. 19 Dec. 1852.--Virginia, Cass Co., Ill. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1., 5 Mar. 1853, p. 35]
Annis A. Donaldson
Born: 25 Sep 1925 in Beardstown, IL
Died: 26 Jun 2000 in Rushville, IL
Buried: Oak Grove Cem., Beardstown, IL
Parents: Warren F. & AuVerne Rule Smith
Married: 31 Aug 1947 in Beardstown to Robert W. Donaldson
Elizabeth "Betty" Dorsey, 83, of Beardstown, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. She was born June 2, 1927, in Beardstown the daughter of Joseph T. and Mabel Brasel Caldwell. She married Marshall Lee Dorsey on May 29, 1947, in Beardstown, and he preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2009. Surviving are three children, Linda (husband, Don) Homer of Jacksonville, Don (wife, Mary) Dorsey of Concord and Marsha Dorsey of Beardstown; six grandchildren, Lisa Brockhouse and Brian Homer, both of Jacksonville, Laura Ramsey of St. Louis, Rachelle Nickey of Springfield, Brenton Dorsey of Beardstown and Jo Ellyn Jacoby of Arenzville; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Byron (wife, Rosetta) Dorsey of Pekin. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Carl Caldwell; and two sisters, Ollie Herrin and Bertha Kirchner. Betty graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1946. She previously worked at Mi-Deere Shop in Beardstown and later at Value Plus Drug Store in Beardstown for 10 years. She was a member of St. Alexius Catholic Church and Altar Society, Beardstown Emblem Club and Bunco Club. Betty enjoyed traveling to Texas and the Ozarks, and she loved to swim and go fishing. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 9-10 a.m. at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL; Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Clara F. Stock Dotzert
Born: 27 Oct 1917, Cass Co.
Died: 17 Jan 1997
Buried: Walnut Ridge Cem., Virginia
Parents: Edward & Caroline Schnepper Stock
Clarence E. Dotzert
BEARDSTOWN - Clarence E. Dotzert, 85, of rural Beardstown died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Born Jan. 25, 1913, in Bluff Springs Township, Cass County, to Frank and Elizabeth Frank Dotzert, he married Mary Virgin on June 15, 1940, in New London, Mo. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Jerry, David, Michael and Douglas, all of Beardstown; one brother, Kenneth of Kickapoo; six sisters, Marie Shilling Frost of Peoria, Hazel Vincent, Hilda Tucker, Ida Tucker and Viola Dyche, all of Beardstown, and Catherine Snooks of Gosport, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. He and his wife farmed in Cass County for 50 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bluff Springs. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sager Funeral Home. The Rev. Elise Rothfusz will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, December 6, 1998]
William Louis Dotzert
Born: 29 Oct 1905 in Petersburg, IL
Died: 8 Nov 1991
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: Henry & Katherine Leinberger Dotzert
Married: 17 Apr 1949, Bluff Springs, Cass Co, to Naomi Ludille Fiedler
Children: Susan, Barbara, Anne, Ellen
Herman Carl Dour
Born: 20 Nov 1903, Cass Co.
Died: 17 Feb 1999, Rushville, Schuyler Co.
Buried: Lutheran Cem., Beardstown
Parents: Louis & Elizabeth K. Deichman Dour
Married: 17 Jul 1927, Beardstown, to Velma Louise Davidsmeier
Children: Kenneth, Herman Jr.
Born: 4 Aur 1820, Germany
Died: 22 Oct 1903, Cass Co.
Buried: Schroeder Cem., Cass Co.
Married: Mrs Louisa Engle Schroeder
Children: Fredricka, Wilhelmina, Henrietta, Louis, Katherine, Carl Edward
Velma Louise Dour
Born: 15 Jul 1909, Cass Co.
Died: 9 Nov 1994, Beardstown
Buried: Lutheran Cem., Beardstown
Parents: Edward & Freida Koehne Davidsmeier
Married: 17 Jul 1927, Beardstown to Herman Carl Dour
Children: Kenneth, Herman Jr.
Clarence N. Dowler
BEARDSTOWN - Clarence N. "Lop" Dowler, 72, of Beardstown died at 12:27 p.m. March 27 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. Surviving are three sisters, Florence Martin of Port Charlotte, Fla., Lucille Hopkins of Oceanside, Calif., and Frances Kiserlinger of Hoffman Estates; two brothers, Harry of Springfield and John of Oaklawn; seven nieces; and five nephews. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 1, 1986; Sub. by Sara Hemp. Note: He is the son of William Leffell Dowler and Elizabeth Marie Neil]
Harry Leffell Dowler
died: December 20, 1990
Harry L. Dowler, 84, of Springfield died at 11 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. He was born July 21, 1906, in Beardstown, the son of William and Elizabeth Neil Dowler. He married Alta Skiles in 1926, and she preceded him in death. He then married Berniece Reische in 1963. Also preceding him in death were one son, James; one brother; two sisters; and one stepgrandson. Mr. Dowler was a member of West Side Christian Church and a member of U and I Sunday school class. Surviving are his wife, Berniece; one stepdaughter, Mary Jane Meisner of Springfield; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, John Dowler of Chicago; and two sisters, Florence Marten of Florida and Lucille Hopkins of California. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bisch Memorial Home, with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 22, 1990]
Henry Meyer Drawve
BEARDSTOWN - Henry "Hank" Meyer Drawve, 74, of 114 E. 11th St. died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at his home. Born June 1, 1924, in Rushville to Clifford S. and Mildred Lebkuecher Drawve, he married Imogene Brannan on Jan. 23, 1945, in Amarillo, Texas. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Gary of Springfield and C. Mark of Lerna; one daughter, Mary Ann Lehmkuhl of Beardstown; and eight grandchildren. He attended the University of Maryland. He was in the military for 13 years, serving as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Forces as a pilot in World War II. He served in the Army Reserves and as a captain in the Army in the Korean War. He was a member of the Schuyler County American Legion. He received two bronze stars. He was a member of St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown, Elks Lodge 1007, Sigma Chi fraternity, Knights of Columbus and served on the Cass County Board for several years. He was a farmer in Schuyler County. A Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at his church. The Rev. Eugene Weitzel, Roger Simpson and George Radosevich will officiate. Calling hours will be after 3 p.m. today at Sager Funeral Home, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. today. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Burial of cremains will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beardstown City Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded. [Peoria Journal Star, April 8, 1999]
Beardstown, Ill., Jan. 30 – Mrs. Ida May Duchardt, for thirty-eight years a resident here, who moved away five years ago, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Blank, at Daytona Beach Fla., January 26. Funeral Services were held Thursday afternoon at Daytona. Prior to her marriage here to Louis Duchardt, she was Ida Scott. She was born in Virginia and was 63 years old. Surviving are two children, R. R. Duchardt of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Elmer Blank of Daytona Beach. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Saturday, Jan. 30, 1932 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Daniel Dupes was born near Bluff Springs May 2, 1855 and grew to manhood in the same community. He died at his home July 5, 1923 aged 68 years, 2 months and 3 days. On March 1897 he was married to Rosa Fielder (Fiedler) who preceded him in death on March 13, 1898. He was married again to Marie Fielder (Fiedler) April 28, 1910 who lives to mourn his death. Also four brothers, Christian, Valentine, and George of this vicinity, and David of Kansas and three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Schuetten of Oklahoma, Mrs. Lewis Collins of near Petersburg and Miss Kate Dupes of this vicinity. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church, Bluff Springs, pastor R.B. Garten, D.D. officiating and were largely attended. Burial at the Jokisch cemetery. [The Republican Gazette - Virginia, Cass Co, IL - Friday, July 13, 1923 - Submitted by: Pat Hageman]
Mary (FIEDLER) Dupes
Mrs. Mary (Fiedler) Dupes, 81, died at 4:30 am at Boyd's Nursing Home where she had resided since Jan 4, 1962 when she moved here from her home near Bluff Springs. She was a resident of in or near Bluff Springs all her life until she became ill Dec 25, 1961. She was born Mar 4, 1882 near Bluff Spring, the daughter of Valentine & Wilhelmina Dour Fiedler. She was married to Daniel Dupes, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1924. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Clark & Mrs. Rosa Dupes; and a brother, Henry. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Cora Webster of Beardstown and one brother, John, of near Bluff Springs. The Cline Funeral Home is in charge of services. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday at the Lutheran Church at Bluff Springs, the Rev. Buss officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7:30 til 9 pm, Friday, with burial in the Beardstown City Cemetery. [Written and submitted by Pat Hageman]
Rosa (FIEDLER) Dupes
Mrs. Daniel Dupes, of Bluff Springs, aged 18 yrs, died Sunday, March 13, 1898. Funeral services will took place from the residence of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Valentine Fiedler, near Bluff Springs, this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in the Jockisch Cemetery. [Beardstown newspaper - 1898]
James E. Dyer
JAMES E. DYER DIES AT HOME OF HIS SON JOSEPH IN VIRGINIA - James E. Dyer, resident of Cass county most of his life, died in Virginia at the home of his son Joe Dyer last night at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 2 days of age, following an attack of pneumonia. The body was brought to this city and taken to the Cline Funeral Home to be prepared for burial. The deceased was born in Tennessee and has resided in or near Beardstown the greater part of his life. His wife died five years ago and since that time he has made his home with his children. He is survived by the following children: Joe Dyer, Virginia, Ill.: W.E. Dyer, San Augustine, Texas; Mrs. Vern Walters, Chicago; Geo. Dyer, Mrs. Carl Rodekamp and Mrs. Rudolph James, all of Beardstown. [Daily Illinois Star - March 31, 1933]
Funeral services for James E. Dyer will be held from the Cline Funeral Home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Hendrickson in charge. Interment will be made in the City Cemetery. Cemetery location - Block 104 - Dyer, James E. - 1858-1933 [Daily Illinois Star April 1, 1933]
Wayne F. Dyer
Wayne F. Dyer, 77, of Beardstown, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 3, 1934, in Beardstown, the son of George Sr. and Viola M. Loughary Dyer. He married Margaret L. Reither on Oct. 17, 1954, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown. Surviving is his wife, Margaret Dyer of Beardstown; two children, Steve (wife, Angie) Dyer of Sherman and Teri (husband, Ed) Eustice of Beardstown; four grandchildren, David and Joseph Dyer and Andrew and Adam Eustice; two brothers, Michael Dyer of New York and Larry Dyer of Elkhart, Ind.; one sister, Ida Mae Prescott of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Ricky Lee Dyer; and one brother, George Dyer Jr. Wayne graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1952. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he formerly served on the Church Council. He was employed with the State of Illinois as a Savings and Loan Examiner until his retirement in 1991, and following his retirement he owned and operated Wayne's Locksmith Shop in Beardstown. Wayne formerly served on the Cass County Housing Authority Board and also drove a senior citizen bus for Cass County Council on Aging. He especially enjoyed being outdoors working in his yard, fishing, playing cards, visiting with his neighbors and he was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. Wayne's truest treasures in life came from the love of his family and his pride in his grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown. Burial will be at Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL; Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
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