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Vergil Ruth Everman Gain
RUSHVILLE - Vergil R. Gain, 92, of 502 Bessie St. died at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
Born March 20, 1906, in Urbana to James and Ann Kirby Everman, she married Leslie W. Gain on June 24, 1928, in Astoria. He died Aug. 29, 1987. One sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Allen of Springfield, Joel of Petersburg and Jeffrey of Hardin; one sister, Hazel Wilson of Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She, her husband and his brother, Ernie Gain, built and operated Gain Brothers Greenhouse in Rushville.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville; PEO Sisterhood, Chapter AL; Daughters of the American Revolution, Be-Kik-A-Nin-Ee Chapter; Schuyler County Historical Society; and Culbertson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, November 16, 1998 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

Vergil R. Gain
RUSHVILLE - Vergil R. Gain, 92, of Rushville died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
She was born March 20, 1906, in Urbana, the daughter of James and Ann Kirby Everman. She married Leslie W. Gain in 1928 in Astoria; he died in 1987.
Mrs. Gain, a resident of Rushville since 1928, built and operated Cain Brothers Greenhouse in Rushville with her brother. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville, Chapter AL, PEO Sisterhood, Be-Kik-A-Nin EE Chapter of the DAR, Schuyler County Historical Society, and Culbertson Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors: three sons, Allen E. Gain of Springfield, Joel L. Gain of Petersburg and Jeffrey W. Cain of Hardin; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Hazel Wilson of Vancouver, Wash.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial: Astoria Cemetery. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 16, 1998]

Ralph Getz -22 Oct 1999
Dyer Indiana -- Ralph J. Getz, 95, of Dyer, Indiana, formerly of Urbana, Illinois died Friday, October 22, 1999 in Dyer. He had a farming background and was a retired employee of the Food Technology Department at the University of Illinois. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Urbana for 62 years. He was born March 7, 1904 in Carroll County, Illinois to Jacob and Mary (Ripper) Getz. Survivors include two sons, Ralph W. Getz of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and Lionel Getz of Paris, Texas; one daughter, Evelyn Leonhardt of Hammond, Indiana; two brothers, Melvin Getz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Jacob Getz of Savanna, Illinois, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 26, at the First United Methodist Church of Urbana with the Rev. David Alberts officiating. Graveside services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. (Contributed by Alice Horner)

Michael Giblin, Sr.

Michael Giblin Dead, Aged 95 years
Mr. Michael Giblin, who was probably one of the oldest residents of the city, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Hannon, at 1822 First Street, after an Illness of only a week. Mr. Giblin was ninety-five years of age, but not withstanding his advanced age, had been in fairly good health and active until about a week ago when he contracted a heavy cold which, owing to the weight of years, he was unable to throw off and his death followed last night. The deceased was born in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland, but came to America while still a young man.  He first settled in the east, but later came to Champaign Co., Illinois, where he resided until about twenty years ago when he came to this city and he has since made his home with his daughter here. He leaves to mourn his death the following sons and daughters; Mrs. John Hannon of this city, Mrs. Dennis Coffey of Champaign, Mr. John Giblin of Champaign, and Mr. Michael Giblin of Chicago.  One daughter, Mrs. Thomas Synnott died some years ago.  He also leaves twenty grandchildrenand five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 7:30 Monday morning from St. Mary's Church, where Rev. Father Culleton Wil celebrate High Mass of Requiem, and from the church the remains Will be taken to the Illinois Central station at LaSalle for shipment on the 9 o'clock train to Champaign for burial. [Printed in the Daily News-Herald, Peru, Illinois: May 11, 1918; Submitted by Karen Giblin]

Dorothy Nadine (BURKITT) Grunder
Urbana - Dorothy Nadine Grunder, 80 yr, of Urbana and formerly of Jefferson County, died at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, 13 Oct. 2003, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry. She was born on 27 April 1923, in Bluford,<Jefferson Co, IL>, daughter of Everett and Ora Mae (Shaw) Burkitt. She married Wayne Grunder and he preceded her in death. <They we re-divorced>.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. John Skelton will officiate. Burial will follow in New Home (Lowery) Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
Mrs. Grunder is survived by three sons, David Grunder and wife Minnie of Bolingbrook, Daniel Grunder and wife Kathy of Colorado, and Anthony Grunder and wife Helene of Johnsburg; daughters, Sandra Olson and husband John of California, Rebecca Jordan and husband Paul of DesPlaines, Shari Peck and husband Jerry of Makena; and Valerie Ailes of California; grandchildren Bryan, Zach, Stacey, Chris, Katy, Matt, Ashton, Katrina, Bill, Nick, Alec, Jake, Nathan and Michael; great-grandchildren Jeremy, Justin, Crystal and Joey; a brother, Lowell Burkitt and wife Betty of Batavia; sisters, Vera Lee Wilcox and husband Guy of Shelbyville, Lela Pierce and husband,Glen of Bluford and Alice French of Mt. Vernon and Ruth Witzel and husband, Lyle, of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Burkitt and Dale Burkitt; a grandchild in infancy; and a brother-in-law, Darrell French.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with John Skelton officiating. Interment will follow at the New Home (Lowery) Cemetery. For more information you may contact Osborn Funeral Home in Dix at [13 Oct. 2003, submitted by Marlene Olson]

James Milton Guntle
James Milton Guntle, son of Adam and Emma Guntle, was born in Montgomery County Indiana, April 13, 1861 and died at Champaign Illinois, February 2, 1917, age 56 years, 7 months, 29 days. He was married to Catherine M. Prather February 10, 1916, and leaves surviving him, his widow, two brothers, Jacob F. Guntle of this city and George M. Guntle of Oswega, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Lillie A. Clements of this city. He spent most of his life in this city and county, the last few years living at Urbana and Champaign, Illinois. He united with the United Brethern Church when he was about sixteen years old. The funeral services took place at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lillie Clements, Wabash avenue, Monday, February 5th at 11 o'clock. Mr. Barnhill sand "Jesus Lover Of My Soul". Rev. Duncon conducted the services and interment took place in Oak Hill cemetery [The Crawsfordsville Review, Feb. 6 1917; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]



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