Clark County Illinois
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Mildred F. Kentner
Mildred F. Kentner, 89 of Martinsville, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 1995 at Heartland Manor Nursing Center, Casey.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born August 8, 1905 in Martinsville to Thomas Jackson Watson and Mary (Fasig) Watson. She was married to Jesse Houpt, who proceded her in death in 1953. She was married October 8, 1959 to Rex Kentner.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Nazarene Church of Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Surviving are her husband, Rex; son Bob Houpt of Rt. 2, Casey; stepson, Bruce Kentner of Crawfordsville, Ind; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Jack Houpt; three brothers; and three sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
[c. May 1995 - Submitted by: H. Lee Watson]



Peggy Ann Kirkham
Martinsville, Ill - Peggy Ann Kirkham, 55, of Martinsville died at 1:18 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 1994, in her daughter's residence at Durham, N.C.
She was born Jan 27, 1939, at Detroit to Glenn Wells and Myla Hammond Wells.
Survivors include two daughters, Myla E. Wagner and Moria E. Packer, a grandmother, Zola Hammond, two brothers, Glendel and Larry, and one granddaughter, Kendall L. Wagner.
Graveside services are in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, rural Martinsville, following visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwell Funeral Home.
From the Marshall Advocate - July - 1994 - Submitted by Larry Wells


Doris Marie Kurts
Martinsville, IL - Doris Marie Kurts, 87, formerly of Martinsville, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in Arkansas Pass, Texas.
She was born August 4, 1898, in Martinsville to Lewis Lowry and Mahala (Sweet) Lowry.
Her husband, Chester Kurts, died July 30, 1970.
Survivors include one daughter Faye Quinn of Portland, Texas; one sister, Modena Garcia of Los Angeles, CA; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday in Greenwell Funeral Home.
Burial is in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
[Terre Haute Tribune Star - May 22, 1986]


Egbert B. Kitchen
Egbert B. Kitchen, son of Richard and Julia Kitchen, was born January 9, 1836, in the state of New Jersey. He came to Illinois when a lad of fourteen.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Smith, Feb 4, 1864. To this union four sons were born, namely Clarence, Charlie, Everett and Walter. Clarence and Charlie preceded their father in death, and were followed by their mother, Aug. 19, 1916.
The deceased was among the first to answer the call for volunteers at the opening of the Civil War, receiving serious wound during the first battle in which he fought. He was compelled to give up his military career within six months.
Uncle Egbert, as he was commonly called, was converted in early manhood, and he, with his wife, united with the church at Mount Zion many years ago.
That He lived a faithful life was plainly shown to those who knew him. He bore his illness of eight weeks very patiently, never complaining and meeting all his friends with a smile. Among his last words were, I am going home soon, dont worry about me.
He departed this life July 9, 1920, age 84 years, 6 months. He leaves to mourn their loss two sons, Everett, who resides near Casey, Ill., Walter, of near Hunt City, Ill, five grandchildren, two brothers, William, of Casey, and Richard, of Olney, Ill, one sister Lavina, of Casey, and I a host of sorrowing friends and relatives.
[From the scrapbook of George W. Orndorff (1854-1934) of Casey & Johnson Twp, Clark County. Transcribed by S. Barhydt, great-granddaughter (folksandmore@yahoo.com)]



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