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Obituaries and Death Notices

Joseph Shaffer
Danville- Joseph C Shaffer 73, Tilton died at 8:30 p.m Saturday (Dec 14 1984) at Sy Elizabeth Hospital , Danville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Funeral chapel. Danville, the Rev. Steve Kerby officating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Danville. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be at 6 p.m Tuesday. Mr. Shaffer was born Feb 16 1911 at Urbana , a son of Danial W and Flora Bannister shaffer. He married Ora V. Sinkes on June 21, 1932, at Urbana she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ronald L Shaffer of Danville and Joseph R. Shaffer of Tilton, a daughter, Phyllis Nightlinger of Catlin, three brothers, Milton Shaffer of Punta Gorda, FLa, Russell Shaffer of St. Joseph and Daniel "Mike" Shaffer of Batesville, Ark, A sister , Helen Reynolds of Urbana, 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and seven step- great- grandchildren. Mr. Shaffer retired as a millwright at General Motors, Danville, in 1973 after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Catlin Masonic Lodge, the Danville Consistory, Local 579 and was a trustee of Local 579 and was a Republican precinct committeeman

Wilbur J. Snyder
Wilbur James Snyder 59, of 209 E. Main St. Urbana died at 11:50 P.M Sunday 1959 at his home . He formerly lived at 313 1/2 Walnut St. Champaign Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in Benner Funeral Home with John Pierce, Minister of Webber St Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Friends my call form 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday at the Funeral home. The son of James and Elsie Snyder was born Dec 31 1900 in Newcastle Pa. on june 15 1944 he was married to Ethel Aikman. Mr Snyder was a aircraft mechanic . employed at Chanute Airforce Base. He served in WW1 and WW2. He was a member of the United Brethern Church. He leaves his widow , his father in Florida: a step - daughter, Mrs Ruth Raquet, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. and a step- son, Lewis James Aikman, Chicago

Orville Sullivan
Football Injury Fatal - Boy at Urbana, Ill., Dies of Hurt Received Oct 12.
Urbana, Ill., Oct 29 - Orville Sullivan, a 13 year old boy of Urbana, died yesterday from a broken neck, received on Oct 12, while he was playing football with schoolmates.  The boy's ailment was first diagnosed as scarlet fever.  It is considered remarkable that he lived as long as he did.  [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 29 Oct. 1909]


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