Champaign County, Illinois
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Mary Hall Barnard
January 26, 1882
Died At Champaign, Jan. 6, Mary Hall Barnard, 87, step-mother of John Barnard of this city.
From the Champaign Gazette: Mrs. Mary Hall Barnard, aged 87 years, entered into rest on the evening of January 6, 1882. Mrs. Barnard was born in Sudbury, Vermont, April 13, 1794.

Ann Bender
Champaign- Funeral services for Ann Josephine Bender 91, of 309 E. Springfield Ave.Champaign will be at 10 a.m Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 403 W. Clark St. Champaign. The Rev Robert Spilman will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St. Champaign Mrs. Bender died at 4:55 p.m Monday ( March 24, 1997 ) at ManorCare Health Services, Champaign. She was born Nov. 13, 1905, at Chicago , a daughter of William Otis and Mary Martin Laduke. She married Wayne Bender on June 5, 1935, at Rockwell, Iowa. He died April 19, 1986. Survivors include a son, Robert Bender of Las Vegas, Nev: a daughter, Virginia Warden of Great Falls Mont: 10 grandchildren ; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and a sister. Mrs Bender was a member of Holy Cross Church and Catholic Daughters of America. She taught school at Holy Cross School, retiring in the mid-1970's.

Mrs. Edward Block
Mrs. E.E. Block Dies Sunday
Services for former resident of Champaign to be held here
Mrs. Edward E. Block, former Champaign resident and mother of Mrs. Albert E. Wuesteman, died at 4 p. m. Sunday in her home in Alhambra, Calif., after a long illness, according to word received here Monday.
Mrs. Wuesteman was with her mother at the time of her death, having left for Alhambra last Tuesday. She will accompany the body back to Champaign, leaving Tuesday and arriving here Friday noon. Funeral services will be conducted in Mitendorf's funeral home at 10 a. m, Saturday, with Rev. Adolph Bohn, pastor of the Champaign Presbyterian church, officiating. Mrs. Block was born in Warren Mich., Aug. 7 1860. Her early married life was spent in Sidney, the family moving to Champaign in 1900, where Mr. Block was in the real estate business with the firm of Sullivan & Block. She has lived in California for the last eight years.
Besides Mrs Wuesteman, she leaves two other children, Walter R. Block of Evasville, Ind., and Capt. Elmer R. Block, San Antonio, Tex. [May 20, 1935, The Evening Courier - Submitted by K. T.]

Priscilla Bridges
Mrs. Bridges dies at age of 74 years
Mrs. Priscilla Bridges, a resident of Champaign for the past 45 years, and prominently known thruout the Twin Cities, died unexpectedly at 1:30 o'clock this morning at her home 134 West Hill street, Champaign.  Altho she had been ill the past three weeks, her sudden death was a shock to the members of her family. The deceased was born on Feb. __? (splotch on paper) 1855, at Newton, Ill., the daughter of Alexander and Mary Engleton (Eagleton) and was married to L.H. Bridges, Sr., on December 24, 1874.  Mr. and Mrs. Bridges passed their 55th wedding anniversary last month. She was a member of Wheel No. 5 of the First Methodist Church, Champaign, order of Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, ladies of the G.A.R., and the Daughters of Veterans. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. J.M. Branch, 53 East Chalmers street, Champaign;  Mrs. Monnie B. Mott, 134 West Hill street, Champaign;  L.H. Bridges, Jr., 419 1-2 North Neil street, Champaign; Mrs. E.O. Wagoner, Chicago; Mrs. F.W. Dieckman of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. A.H. Rehorst of Milwaukee, Wis. Four grandchildren also survive, Mrs. Doris Blue, Urbana; Miss Maxine Branch, Champaign; Miss Anita Mat Rehorst, Milwaukee, Wis, and W. Branch of Pittsburg, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Bettendorf funeral chapel, with Rev. H. Clifford Northcott, pastor of the First M.E. church officiating.  Burial will be made in Roselawn cemetery. [Urbana Daily Courier; January 18, 1930]

Joseph A Broderick
ABILENE, Texas - Joseph A. Broderick, 71, of Abilene, Texas, formerly of Urbana, died March 19, 2010, in Abilene. He spent 47 years in law enforcement, starting with the Urbana Police Department, trained police dogs for various agencies, including the Cook County Sheriff's Department, and owned Midwest Detective Agency in Champaign. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Philo Road Church of Christ, 2601 S. Philo Road, U. [05/18/2010, News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana - Sub by FoFG]

Norma Bryan
Norma L___Eunice Robbins Bryan 91, of 509 N. Adelaide St., Normal, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, (May 15 2007) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal. Her funeral will be at 11: a.m. Saturday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Larry Gaylord officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Home.
She was born July 1, 1915 at LeRoy, a daughter of Vernon and Edith Warren Robbins. She married, Roy J. Bryan on June 12, 1937. He died Sept 25, 2000. Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Bryan,Buffalo Grove, and Harry T. (Shirley) Bryan,Glen Ellyn. One daughter, Edith (Fred) Plummer, Normal, eight grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Phil Bryan; five brothers and one sister and one great granddaughter.
Eunice received her master's degree in education in1958 from Illinois State Normal University. She taught at LeRoy High School and Normal Community high School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church Normal. [Unknown Newspaper, 17 May 2007 - Contributed by Verla Morris]


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