Floyd L. "Toad" Taapken
Born: 23 Jun 1934 in Cass Co., IL
Died: 27 Feb 2000 in Jacksonville, IL
Buried: Pontiac Cem., Chandlerville, IL
Parents: Henry & Stella Wilson Taapken
Married: #1 to Marcella Koehne
#2 to Marge Morris Putman on 28 Mar 1991
Children: Melanie, Charla, Susan, Floyd
Ada E. Wilker Taylor
Sugar Grove - Ada E. Taylor, 98, of Sugar Grove died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 1992, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Born Feb. 9, 1894, in Cass County to Henry and Emma Ivemeyer Wilker, she married Michael H. Taylor on Oct. 13, 1914, in Bainbridge Township. He died April 23, 1953. One son, Carl Wayne Taylor, one infant daughter, Emma Ellen Taylor, one sister and one grandson also preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Paul of Rushville and Elmer H. of San Francisco; seven grandchildren; one step granddaughter; nine great-grandchildren; and one step great-granddaughter. She taught school in Woodstock and Bainbridge townships. She was a member of Fourth Street Lutheran Church in Beardstown, Women's Society of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and Rushville Women's Federation. She was a charter member of Woodstock Home Extension. She was bicentennial queen of Schuyler County. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. The Rev. William Hesseldenz will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Persinger Cemetery in rural Rushville. [Peoria Journal Star, June 10, 1992, Page: D6]
Margaret K. Stock Blum Taylor
Born: 29 Oct 1886, Cass Co.
Died: 26 Jul 1991, Washington, IL
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: Thomas & Friederike Dour Stock
Married: #1 to George Elmer Blum #2 Ottis Taylor
Children: Orville, Freida
Mary Louise Dorr Taylor
Mary Louise Dorr Taylor, 95, of Virginia, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.
She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Chandlerville, the daughter of Henry Otto and Mary Louise Shaw Dorr. She married Cheslea Charles Taylor on Aug. 12, 1948, in Chandlerville.
She is survived by her three sons, C. Charles (wife, Judy) of Virginia, Henry Chandler of St. Louis, and William J. (wife, Teri) of Bettendorf, Iowa; four grandchildren, Morgan (husband, John Zurn) of Philadelphia, Pa., Gavin of Annapolis, Md., Stephanie (husband, Scott Lewis) of Inverness and Scott of Wheaton; as well as five great-grandchildren.
Mary Louise graduated from Chandlerville High School in 1934, MacMurray College in Jacksonville in 1938 and received a Master of Business Administration from Washington University, St. Louis in 1948. Before marriage, Mary Louise was a teacher at Chandlerville High School from 1938 to 1943 and then at East Saint Louis Senior High School in the Commercial Department from 1943 to 1948.
For many years, Mary Louise was an active member of the Chandlerville Woman's Club, Sangamon Valley Birthday Club, Chandlerville United Methodist Women, Cass County Homemakers, and the Rev. James Caldwell National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Jacksonville. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother with a keen sense of humor. Mary Louise enthusiastically followed the lives of her family and was a loyal fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, enjoyed flower gardening and watching wild birds, especially hummingbirds.
Mary Louise was a member of the Virginia United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at the Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home in Chandlerville at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. William Braswell officiating. Burial will be at Chandlerville City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL; Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
BEARDSTOWN IL - Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Paeg Taylor 38, who died Tuesday of a stroke in the hospital here. The Rev. W.W. Wohlfarth was in charge. Surviving are her husband, a local grocer, and three daughters, Edna Mae, Norma Jean and Sally Ann. [The Quincy Herald-Whig Thursday February 14, 1946 Pg 3 - Transcribed by Christine Walters]
James C. Tegg
James C. Tegg, son of James C. and Mary F. Tegg, was born May 3, 1848 and died July 5, 1923, age 75 years, two months and two days. He is survived by one son, Harry Tegg, of Chicago, Ill. His wife, Josephine Tegg proceeded him in death by two months and sixteen days. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Max B. Collins and Mrs. Ericson sang, accompanied by Miss Florence MeGee. [The Republican Gazette - Virginia, Cass Co, IL - Friday, July 13, 1923; Submitted by: Pat Hageman]
Fay Brockman Theivagt
BEARDSTOWN - Fay Theivagt, 76, of 1101 Dey Street died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1925, in Louisville, Ky., to Blaine and Ruby Martin Dorris Brockman, she married Sherwood L. Theivagt on June 16, 1950, in Beardstown. He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Joseph (and Julie), Mark (and Linda) and Matthew, all of Beardstown; two daughters, Cindy (and Mike) Cain of Bluff Springs and Glenna (and Rex) Olson of Perry; seven grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Beardstown City Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Couchenour will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Sager Funeral Home. [Peoria Journal Star, April 20, 2002, Page: B04]
BEARDSTOWN - Joe Theivagt, 51, of Beardstown died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born March 27, 1951, in Beardstown to Sherwood L. and Fay Brockman Theivagt, he married Julie Wedeking on July 29, 1977, in Beardstown. She survives in Beardstown. Also surviving are his father of Beardstown; one daughter, Megan Theivagt of Beardstown; one son, Clint of Beardstown; two brothers, Mark (and Linda) and Matthew, both of Beardstown; and two sisters, Cindy (and Mike) Cain of Bluff Springs and Glenna (and Rex) Olson of Perry. He was preceded in death by his mother. He had been an engineer for Burlington-Northern Railroad since 1970. He was a member of Cass Lodge 23 AF&AM. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Beardstown City Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Couchenour will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 today at Sager Funeral Home. [Peoria Journal Star, October 27, 2002, Page: B07]
Frank Thixton a former resident of Cass County passed away yesterday morning at 4:45 in the home of his neice, Mrs. Louis Diebolt, of near Rushville, following an illiness of four years duration. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, July 14 at two o'clock in the home of B. T. Burns at 606 W. 3rd St, this city. The services will beh in charge of Rev. C.S. Boyd and interment will be in the family lot in the City Cemetery. [Illinoian Star, July 13, 1926]
Betty Jane Hollenback Thomas
died: April 13, 1998
Beardstown - Betty J. Thomas, 56, died Monday at St. John's Hospital. Survivors: husband, Richard; a son, Brian Thomas of Beardstown; two daughters, Lisa and Heather Thomas, both of Beardstown; mother, Dorothy Hollenback of Rushville; and a brother, Bob Hollenback of Coal Valley. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial: Beardstown City Cemetery. Note: Betty is the daughter of Russell Floyd Hollenback and Dorothy Hering. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 15, 1998, Page: 11]
Mamie Pendergraft Thomas
Born: 28 Apr 1906 at Frederick
Died: May 1965
Buried: Messerer Cem., Schuyler Co.
Parents: M/M Guy Pendergraft
Children: Mrs. Lyle Peters
Robert B. Thompson
R.B. Thompson Sudden Heart Attack Victim
Funeral Tomorrow for 77 Year-Old Life Long Cass County Man; Prominent
Robert B. Thompson, life long resident of Cass county and widely known throughout this community died shortly after 7 o'clock Saturday night of a sudden heart attack. The 77 year old former C.B. & Q. railroad worker was stricken while seated in a chair in the Garman and Shupe's Recreational parlor here, and died almost instantly. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon from the residence and at 2 o'clock from the St. John's Lutheran Church of which he was a member. The Rev. Edwin Sommer will be in charge of the services. Coroner Charles H. Gersmeyer will conduct an inquest into the death tonight. The decedent was born near Virginia March 1, 1852, but resided for many years in Beardstown. He was employed with the C.B.& Q railroad company during a greater part of this time. He had made his home with his daughter Mrs. Roe Wallace here for the past many months. Mrs. Thompson passed away 3 years ago. Three children also preceded him in death. Surviving are 9 children: Mrs. Henry Eisberg of Salisbury, Mo. John Thompson of Belleville, Ill. Elmer and Miss Berneice Thompson of Peoria; Mrs. Roe Wallace; Mrs. William Hering, Mrs. George Wessel, Mrs. Albert Schaeffer and Earl Thompson all of this city. (Beardstown) A number of grand children also survive, with a brother, Albert (Thompson) of Springfield. The body was taken to the Simpson Home for services to be prepared for burial. [Daily Illinoian Star December 23, 1935]
Garret M. Tobin
TOBIN FUNERAL TODAY
The funeral of the late Garret M. Tobin, who died at his late residence, 603 East Main street, Tuesday afternoon, will be held this Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock from St. Alexius' church. The interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery. Many friends called at the house Tuesday and Wednesday to view the remains and express their sympathy. [MORNING ENTERPRISE - Thursday, July 25, 1912; Submitted by: Pat Hageman]
Frances Lillie M Trone (nee Wilson)
Beardstown - Frances Lillie M Trone, 81, of Beardstown died Saturday at her residence. Services wil be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial will be in Ridgeville Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd; two sons, Guy of Beardstown and Lloyd H. of Meredosia; one daughter, Virginia Lee Weaver of Panama City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dovie Dennis of Beardstown. [State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, Illinois) May 23, 1988 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]
Loren Earl Trone
died: July 30, 1973
Loren E. Trone Died Suddenly
Loren Earl Trone, 70, of Astoria, died at 5 p.m. Monday evening in Culbertson Hospital in Rushville. He was born March 10, 1903 in Cass County, a son of Corley and Ella Moose Trone. On March 21, 1921, he was married in Lewistown to Mary Etta Leonard, who survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Sullivan of Galesburg, Mrs. Freida Kettering of Monmouth and Mrs. Marifrances Ralston of Beardstown; one son, Charles W. Trone of Rushville; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Velma Cowart of Rock Island and Mrs. Donna Carter of Silvis. He was preceded in death by one grandson. Mr. Trone was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Astoria Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Shawgo Memorial Home with Collis Trone officiating. Burial will be in the Astoria Cemetery. Friends may call at Shawgo Memorial Home Wednesday afternoon and evening. [Astoria Argus - In ink and crossed out July 30, 1973]
Marcus C. Tucker
Born: 9 Sep 1917 in Cass Co.
Buried: Beardstown City Cem.
Parents: Irwin & Della Buck Tucker
Married: 21 Jan 1941 to Ida Dotzert in New London, MO
Children: Judy, Larry
Died - in Beardstown, Cass county, on the 14th inst. Mr. Edward Tull in the 38th year of his age. [Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal, 22 July 1842]
Mydonna F. Sheppard Turner
VIRGINIA - Mydonna F. Turner, 51, of Virginia died Monday at her home. Survivors: husband, Walter H.; two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Anita) Herzberger and Mrs. Mike (Lisa) Horney, both of Virginia; six grandchildren; a brother, Charles Sheppard of Blanchester, Ohio; a sister, Shirley Klingbeil of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home, Virginia. Burial: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 7, 1997, Page: 18]
Walter H. Turner
VIRGINIA - Walter H. Turner, 75, of Virginia, formerly of Waverly, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla., from injuries sustained on a fishing trip. He was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Auburn, the son of Herman and Myrtle Cooney Turner. He married Mydonna F. Sheppard in 1968 in Beardstown; she preceded him in death in 1997. Also preceding him in death was an infant son, Walter H. Turner Jr. Mr. Turner was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as a staff sergeant and retiring in 1975 after 30 years. He later worked for Oscar Mayer in Beardstown, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 431 and VFW Post 4866 in Waverly. Survivors: two daughters, Lisa (husband, Mike) Horney and Anita (husband, Leo) Herzberger, both of Virginia; six grandchildren; three brothers, Clifford Turner of Loami, and Earl "Chesty" and Herman E. Turner, both of Waverly; three sisters, Bernice Lyons, Virginia Dodge and Dorothy Handy, all of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Virginia. Burial: Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 3, 2002, Page: 7]
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