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Bertha Amanda Ledermann
Bertha A. Higginbotham, 71, passed away at noon Monday at her home, 415 N. Michigan Avenue, Marshall.
She is survived by her husband, Harry; three sons, Eugene, Route 2, Martinsville; Russell, Route 1, Marshall and Gerald of West Union; four daughters, Mrs. Eleaflor Barkalow, Bensenville, Ill.; Mrs. Marjorie Moran, Joliet, Illinois; Mrs. Doris Jenkins, Baltimore, Maryland; and Mrs. Norms Wilhoit, Route 4, Marshall; three brothers, Fred, Geo. and Wm. Ledermann; and one sister, Mary Ledermann, all of West Union, and eighteen grandchildren. One son, Woodrow, was killed in World War II in December 24, 1942.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:00 o’clock at the Marshall Baptist Church. Rev. C. C. Camppell officiated, and burial was in the Ohio Cemetery.
[Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"]



Clarence Frederick Ledermann
Marshall, Ill. – Clarence F. Ledermann, 82, of Marshall, Ill., and formerly of West Union, Ill., died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, in Burnside Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer of the West Union area. He was born July 27, 1921, in Anderson Township in Clark County, Ill., to George Ledermann and Hattie Higginbotham Ledermann. He married Dorothy E. Sparks on Sept. 15, 1944, in Marshall, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died May 1, 2002. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Ingle and husband, Jim, of Paris, Ill., and Dee England and husband, Mike, of West Union; two sons, Larry Ledermann and wife, Sandra, of West Union, and Del Ledermann and wife, Tracy, of Marshall, Ill.; One brother, Kenneth Ledermann of Whitewater, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Fenton Ledermann. He was a member of First Christian Church in Marshall, Ill. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5975, American Legion Clark County Post 90 and West Union Ruritan Club. He was a 50-year member of York Masonic Lodge 313 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons. He formerly worked in the Velsicol Chemical Plant and was a DeKalb seed corn salesman for 50 years. Services are 10:30 a.m. CST Wednesday in First Christian Church, with John Cutshall officiating. Burial is in the Harrison Cemetery in West Union with graveside military rites by VFW Post 5979 and American Legion Post 90. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Masonic serve at 3L(:)45 p.m., and 7 a.m. until service Wednesday in the church. Pearce Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 902 N. Sixth St., Marshall, IL 62441, or Marshall Schools Foundation, P.O. 448, Marshall, IL 62441.
(c. Nov 2003, Tribune Star, Terre Haute, IN) - Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"


Dorothy Evlyn Ledermann
Dorothy E. Ledermann, 78, Marshall, formerly of West Union, died about 6:56 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Union Hospital emergency room, Terre Haute, Ind.
Born Dec. 1. 1923, in Marshall, she was the daughter of William Thomas and Rebecca Evaline (Knight) Sparks. She retired from the postal service in West Union. She was a member of the Marshall First Christian Church and the West Union American Legion Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Marshall High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a recipient of the DAR Citizenship Award. She and her husband farmed for many years in the West Union area. Her hobbies included traveling, reading, church activities and her family.
On Sept. 15, 1944, in Marshall, she married Clarence Ledermann, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jim Ingle, Paris, and Dee and Mike England, West Union; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sandra Ledermann, West Union, and Del and Tracy Ledermann, Marshall; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A sister, Elizabeth Patrick, preceded her in death.
The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Marshall First Christian Church with Bro. John Cutshell officiating. Burial is in Harrison Cemetery, West Union. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday, from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pearce Home, Marshall, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.
[Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"]


Fenton G. Ledermann
Fenton G. Ledermann, 80, of R.R. 2 West Union, IL, died unexpectedly 12:50 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 1995 in the Union Hospital emergency room, Terre Haute, IN. He was born December 15, 1914 in Anderson Township, Clark County, Illinois to George and Hattie Higginbotham Ledermann. He was a farmer and member of the West Union Christian Church, a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star #776 of West Union, Past Worshipped Master of York Lodge #313 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Danville, and charter member of the West Union Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his wife Edith Wright Ledermann; daughters Charlotte Leasure and Kathryn Morecraft both of West Union; son Robert Ledermann of West Union; brother Kenneth Ledermann of Springfield, MO and Clarence Ledermann of West Union; nine grandchildren. Visitation was Monday, 5-8 p.m., and Tuesday prior to the morning services. Services were Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel, West Union with the Rev. Jim Freeman officiating. Burial was at the Ohio Cemetery west of West Union with Masonic graveside services conducted by York Lodge #313 A.F.& A.M. memorials may be made to the West Union Christian Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.
[“West Union Shopper-Gazette,” Vol. 3, No. 14, October 2, 1995 - Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"]


Freda Ledermann
West Union, Ill. – Freda M. Schilling, 74, of Hinsdale and formerly of West Union, died at 9:53 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Hinsdale Hospital. She was born March 23, 1924, in Clark County to Fred Ledermann and Phebe Carpenter Ledermann. Survivors include one son Joseph Schilling; one daughter, Linda Riesz; two sisters, Mildred Heleine and Edith Catte; three grandchildren; and several nieces and Nephews. Services are 1 p.m. CST Sunday in Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Glenn Arbuckle officiating. Burial is in Ohio Cemetery, northwest of West Union. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Saturday and before services Sunday.
[From Terre Haute Star - Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"]


Frederick John Ledermann
Service for Fred Ledermann 87 RR2 who died Thursday morning at his residence, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Prust Hosch Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Whitkanack officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 Friday at the funeral home where Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday. He was a member of York Masonic Lodge NO 313. Surviving are the widow Phoebe, three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Heleine, of Marshll Mrs. Edith Catte, of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Freda Schilling, of Hinsdale, Illinois a sister Miss. Mary Ledermann and a brother, William both of West Union 13 grandchildren 19 great grand children and a great great grandchild.
[There is a date of this paper that says January 9, 1975 - Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"]


Kenneth John Ledermann Sr.
The Rev. Kenneth Ledermann, 88, of Whitewater died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born March 2, 1917, in West Union, Ill., son of George E. and Hattie Higginbotham [sic] Ledermann. He first married Mary Rayhill, (Rayhel), who preceded him in death. He and Margie Leona Coomer were married June 20, 1947. She died March 12, 1981. He then married Lela Carter, who preceded him in death. He married Glenna Ratliff who preceded him in death Ledermann had been a preacher at Full Gospel churches in Whitewater, Marston and Commerce, and also a carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth E. “Buddy” Ledermann of Scott City, Kenneth J. Ledermann Jr. of Cahokia, Ill., Paul Dean Ledermann of Mitchell, MO. (Ill.); four daughters, twins Brenda Rhodes of Whitewater and Linda Robins of Marble Hill, MO., Margie Eggemeyer of Chester, Ill., Sue Wilson of Lady Lake, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a great-grandchild. Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City from 4 to 8 p.m. today. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Revs. Vester Keesee and Jack Owens officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park with full military honors by Missouri Honor Guard.
[Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"]


William Henry Ledermann
Marshall, Ill. -- William Ledermann, 95, of Marshall died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25,1996, in Burnside Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer. He was born Oct. 2, 1900, in Anderson Township, Clark County to John Peter Ledermann and Caroline Rosina Holzwarth Ledermann. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Ledermann and George Ledermann; and two sisters, Bertha Higginbotham and Mary Ledermann. He was a member of Marshal Baptist Church.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church, with Brother Brian Fuller officiating. Burial is in Ohio Cemetery, rural West Union. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pearce Funeral Home, and 1 p.m. until services Wednesday in the church.
[Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann@netzero.net"]



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