Dorothy Rae Baujan O'Hara, 72, a longtime resident of Beardstown, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000. Do Rae was born in Beardstown on Feb. 10, 1928 the daughter of Raymond Baujan and Dorothy Gardner Baujan. She was married to James Earl O'Hara on Oct. 2, 1948, at St. Alexius Catholic Church of Beardstown. She was proceeded in death by both of her parents and her husband. Do Rae is survived by her three children: Kevin (wife Kate) O'Hara of Portage, Wisc., Molly (husband Ben) Beck of Redlands, Calif., and Patty (husband David) Walker of Jacksonville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Beth Mauterer of Decatur; one brother, Bob Baujan of Beech Mountain, N.C., and six grandchildren. She was a graduate of Belleville High School and attended Millikin University. She was a member of St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown with Father Eugene Weitzel celebrating the Mass. Graveside service followed at the Beardstown City Cemetery. Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Rushville Times, August 16, 2000, page 11, column 5]
Benjamin Franklin Orr
Born: 6 Sep 1877 in Morgan Co, IL
Died: 24 Dec 1945 in Beardstown, Cass Co. IL
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: Francis M. & Louisa Ellen Nash Orr
Married: 1 Jul 1903 in Carthage IL, to Frona May Austin Orr
Children: Walter "Bud", Irene, Helen, Marion "Red", Dorothy
Frona May Austin Orr
Born: 26 Jul 1879 in Hancock Co, IL
Died: 29 Jul 1938 in Beardstown, Cass Co. IL
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: Edward F. & Laura Ada Byers Austin Orr
Married: 1 Jul 1903 in Carthage IL, to Benjamin Franklin Orr
Children: Walter "Bud", Irene, Helen, Marion "Red", Dorothy
Rodger D. Pate
Rodger D. "Scooter" Pate, 63, of Beardstown, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born Feb. 9, 1948, in Beardstown, the son of Emmitt H. and Bertha Marie Pate Mayes. He married Mary J. Haynes Koepp on Oct. 11, 1992, in Beardstown. Surviving is his wife, Mary Pate of Beardstown; his father, Emmitt Mayes of Beardstown; five children, Sean (companion, Angela) Pate of Bristol, Tenn., Tari Pate of Morristown, Tenn., and Travis (wife, Debbie) Pate, Melissa Luna and George Koepp, all of Beardstown; seven grandchildren, Marissa, Trenton, Christopher, Alexis, Maria, Darla and Jacob; two brothers, Gary Mayes and Jim (wife, Patty) Mayes, both of Beardstown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; and his daughter, Tania Town. Rodger served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He was previously employed by MC Welding and Fabrication and then later Caterpillar in Peoria. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and building and rebuilding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He was a former member of ABATE. His true passion was riding his own Harley. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Sager funeral Home in Beardstown. Cremation rites will follow visitation. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL; Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Alice (Webster) Pendergraft
Mrs. Fred (Alice) Pendergraft died at her home, 716 West 6th Street, Nov. 22, 1918 at 3 o'clock after a weeks illness of influenza. She was the widow of Fred Pendergraft who died Feb. 6, 1917. Alice Pendergraft was born Dec. 7, 1878 in Arenzville Twp, the daughter of William and Celia (Measels) Webster. She is survived by her father of Virginia; five children: Kenneth, Ray, Russell, Floyd and Hyla; and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Laura McDaniels of Virginia, Mrs. Ray Matthews, Oliver and Harold Webster of Beardstown, and Clayton and Andrew Webster of Virginia. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the home of Oliver Webster, 919 Beard Street, conducted by Rev. Fulks of the Latter Day Saints Church. Interment will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. Fred I. Cline is in charge of arrangements. [Married: 14 Apr 1902, St. Clair Co., IL to Fred Pendergraft; Died 22 Nov 1918; Composed and submitted by: Pat Hageman]
Born: 10 Dec 1874, IA
Died: 6 Feb 1917, Beardstown, Cass Co.
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: Julius & Alice Mallory Pendergraft
Married: 14 Apr 1902, St. Clair Co., IL to Alice Webster
Children: Kenneth, E. Ray, Fred Russel, Ernest, Hyla
Julius Frayer Pendergraft
Died at his home in Beardstown at 1115 Wall Street October 2nd at 10:15 p.m. Deceased was born in Knoxville, Tenn. June 15, 1843 and was married to Miss Hester Malloyr, Nov, 2, 1865. He is survived by 5 sons and 2 daughters, Sanford, Harry Everett, JOhn and Guy, Mrs, Della Daily and Mrs. Mary E. Cornell. The body was taken to the Cline Funeral Chapel today where it was prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held at the LDS church in the city at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 4th. Interment in City Cemetery. [Illinoian Star Oct. 3, 1921 Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak Transcription by: Roger Whitaker]
Lela Pendergraft, 94, of Pekin passed away at 5:33 am Thursday, Feb 2, 2006, at her daughter's residence. She was born on Dec 16, 1911 at Beardstown, Il to Lee and Jessie Ann GOSSAGE CRAFTON; she married Roy Pendergraft July 2, 1930 in Havana, Il, he proceeded her in death on may 31, 1951. One daughter, Barbara Morgenthaler, one granddaughter, Tracey Morgenthaler, one grandson, Michael Singleton; one brother, Floyd Crafton and one half-brother Lester Crafton also proceeded her in death. [Pekin daily times; Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak]
Mr. Pendergraft was born April 25, 1901, in Beardstown, Il, the son of Samuel William and Harriet TUCKER Pendergraft. His marriage to Lela CRAFTON took place at Havana, Il on July 2, 1930. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Charlene and Barbara Pendergraft of Pekin, Il, a brother John Pendergraft, Burlington Iowa, Earl, address not listed, and a sister, Mrs Alta BARTELL, Washington, DC. A painter by trade, he had been employed by A.H Seelye, Peoria contractor. He was a member of the Christian church, the painter's union and a veteran of World War 1. [May 31, 1951 Pekin times, Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak]
Death Claims Painter, Sam Pendergraft
Well Known Local Man Dies at age of 70 years.
Samuel Pendergraft, 70, veteran painter and paper hanger of this city, died at 10:30 this morning in Schmitt Memorial Hospital here. He had been ill only a short time. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. The body was taken to the Simpson Home for services to be prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held at 10 O'clock Friday morning from the Simpson Funeral Home. Born in Cooperstown, Illinois on August 4, 1866, the son of Mr and Mrs. Julius Pendergraft, the decedent came to this city in 1898. He and his family lived and the corner of Ninth and Marsh street for many years. Surviving are 4 children: Earl and John of Chicago and Roy of this city; His brothers and sisters, John of this city, Guy of Jacksonville, Mrs. Thomas Daily of this city and Mrs. Mary Cornell of Washington, Kansas. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and his brother Harry. His wife died October 19, 1932 and two brothers, Everett and Fred also preceded him in death. Contributed by Donna: (Singleton) Yavorshak Transcription by: Roger Whitaker
Thomas B. Petefish
Last Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, at 4:20 o'clock, Mr. T. B. Petefish departed this life. Mr. Petefish has been in failing health for a long time but last January began to materially fail in health, and has been confined to his bed since last April. During his illness he has been under the constant care and attention of his devoted children, who have done everything possible to make his closing hours comfortable. Thomas B. Petefish was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, Aug. 7, 1833, being 68 years, 2 months of age at the time of his death. In early childhood he moved with his parents to Cass county, Illinois. On June 23, 1859 he was married to Miss Adda C. Parkinson, of Curran, Sangamon county, Illinois, who died October 26, 1886. From 1862 until 1866 he traveled through Montana, Washington and Oregon for his health, returning to Illinois, but in 1867 was again compelled to move west on account of failing health. He located in Douglas county, Kansas, where he remained until 1893, when he moved to Meade county where he has since resided. He leaves a family of seven children, one son and six daughters, to survive him. Mr. Petefish had many warm friends who sympathize with his family. He was a man of strong character, with those qualifications of honesty and integrity which made him a most excellent citizen. Up to the time of his confinement he was a frequent visitor at our office, and we regarded him as one of our best friends, and the family have our deepest sympathy. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon, under the auspices of the Meade Lodge of Odd Fellows, to which order Bro. Petefish had been a member for over forty years, having joined the order at Virginia City, Illinois at the age of 21. The sermon was preached by Rev. Reace and the remains were laid in their final resting place in Graceland cemetery.
CARD of THANKS
We, the children of the late T.B. Petefish, desire to thank the many kind friends, and especially the members of the Meade Lodge I.O.O.F., who so ably assisted us during the illness of our beloved father. [Meade County news. (Meade, Kan.), 10 Oct. 1901]
Ward C. Petefish
ASHLAND - Ward C. Petefish, 84, of rural Ashland died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born June 7, 1923, in Literberry, the son of Jesse L. and Jean Caldwell Petefish. He married Marcella Pauline Hinman on Feb. 2, 1945, in Ashland and she preceded in death on Dec. 25, 1981. He is survived by a daughter, Doris J. Gregory (husband, Keith) of Ashland; four sons, J. Alan Petefish (wife, Vicky) of Festus, Mo., Donald J. Petefish (wife, Jennifer) of Ashland, Ronald R. Petefish (wife, Debra) of Ashland and Bradley E. Petefish of Ashland; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard L. Petefish Sr. (wife, Sharon) of Champaign; two sisters, Lois Yancy (husband, Albert) of Springfield and Mary Lou Newell (husband, Bob) of St. Louis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Allen (surviving husband, Raymond of Springfield); and a niece. Mr. Petefish was a 1940 graduate of Ashland High School and a grain and livestock farmer in the Ashland area. He was a member of Berea Christian Church where he served as Deacon Emeritus. He formerly served on the Ashland School Board and as a 4-H leader for many years. He enjoyed fishing and watching his family participate in local sporting events, but his greatest joy came from spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2008, at Berea Christian Church, south of Prentice, with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2008, at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland, where the family will meet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Memorial gifts are suggested to Berea Christian Church. [The State Journal-Register, 4/4/2008]
Sally Jo Pherigo
BEARDSTOWN - Sally Jo Pherigo, 55, of rural Beardstown, died at 5:17 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Born Aug. 26, 1940, near Beardstown to Clarence H. and Ileen VanHyning Cassidy Pate, she married Robert Pherigo on Sept. 7, 1957, in Beardstown. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Bob Jr. and Randy, both of Beardstown; three daughters, Bille Jo Bollinger and Debbie Knous, both of Beardstown, and Sherry Warden of Albuquerque, N. M.; two brothers, Tom Pate of Beardstown and Clarence "Corky" Pate of Rushville; eight sisters, Joy Taylor, Brenda Gaus, Marcia Knous, Judy Hawk, Sandy Fox and Lonnie Suddeth, all of Beardstown, Linda Derry of Industry and Pat Humphery of Peoria; and six grandchildren.
She attended Beardstown schools and had worked at the St. Luke Heath Care Facility for 15 years. She was a member of the Beardstown Worship Center and TOPS. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. The Rev. Don Rowan will officiate. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. [Peoria Journal Star, September 19, 1995, Page: D6]
Born: 12 Sep 1879 Cass Co.
Died: 12 Jul 1954 at Beardstown
Parents: Herman & Marie Winhold Philippi
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