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Clinton, June 3, 1936—John Dagley, 80, of Waynesville Township, died in his home at 12:15 a.m. today after an illness of heart trouble. Funeral services will be held in the Waynesville M. E. Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday I n charge of Rev. Franklin Harwood. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Waynesville. He was born in Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 15, 1853, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Dagley. He spent most of his life in Dewitt County. He is survived by his wife, Litta, and four children, Leona and Sherman Dagley of Waynesville, Elmer Dagley of Peoria and Charles Dagley of Fort Worth, Tex. He also is survived by the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Mary Haney of Havana, Miss Almeda of Hallsville, Martha of Hawthorne, Henry, of Gainesville, Fla., and Joseph of Beason. [Source: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL), Thursday, June 4, 1936, pg. 7]



Died, on the 25th day of January last, after a protracted disease of the lungs, Mrs. Ann DELAY, wife of Mr. James DELAY. The deceased leaves a kind husband and four children, together with a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss. She was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, and who, during her life, was known only to be loved and esteemed. [DeWitt Courier, 8 Feb 1856 -- TT-- tr by Linda Kingery]


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Died at his home in Farmer City 10:17 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, 1899, W. C. DEVORE, aged 56 years, 1 month, 9 days. Funeral: M. E. Church, February 8. Burial: City Cemetery. [Source:Death/funeral cards -- transcribed by Linda Kingery.]

DONER, Sarah J.

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Died at home in Farmer City, Saturday, March 25, 1916, 2:10 p.m., Mrs. Sarah J. DONER, 84 years, 6 months, 13 days. Funeral: home, March 26. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- transcribed by Linda Kingery.]

DONOVAN, Mrs. Anna Gardner

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DAfter an illness lasting two weeks, Mrs. Anna Donovan, who for the past year has resided with her brother-in-law, W. T. Hunt, died this morning from an attack of bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. Donovan had been keeping house or her brother-in-law ever since the death of Mrs. Hunt about a year ago. She had been a resident of Clinton for forty years. Anna Gardner was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Gardner and was born in Atlanta in 1856. She was married a few years ago to J. L. Donovan of Marlin, Tex. Mrs. Donovan is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Swartz of Jenkins Switch and by M. L Gardner of Clinton, and Edward Gardner of Orlando, Fla. She was a member of the Daughters of Civil War Veterans.[The Pantagraph, 25 Aug 1923, page 2, Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]


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Waynesville – James Donson, 74, died at 3 p.m., Saturday at his home three miles east of Waynesville. Death was due to a sudden heart attack. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday night. The body was taken to the Harkreader funeral home in Atlanta. He was born Nov 24, 1864, at Princeton, Ohio, the son of John and Jane Minery Donson. He married Miss Della Slayback Dec 25, 1895. Surviving are the wife, a son, Roy at home; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Kindred of Beason; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Donson of San Bernadino, Calif., and John Donson of Redland, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. W. O. Duniway of Redland, Calif. He has lived in the Waynesville vicinity since 1875 when he came to Illinois. He was a member of the Waynesville Christian Church.[The Pantagraph, 9 Apr 1939, Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]

DUVALL, Jeane E.

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CLINTON — Jeane E. Duvall, 94, of Clinton, Ill., passed away at 10:35 a.m., December 28, 2013 at Seasons Hospice, in Naperville, Ill. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the United Methodist Church, in Clinton, Ill. with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Ill. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m., Thursday at the church. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Ill. with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Ill. Mrs. Duvall was born on October 15, 1919 in Clinton, Ill., the daughter of Riley and Grace (Carter) Plank. She married Donn E. Duvall on May 19, 1946, in Clinton, Ill. He passed away February 20, 1999. Survivors include her daughter, Ann (John) McDonald, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; two Granddaughters, Beth (Dan) Tobin, Lowell, Mass. and Leah McDonald, Chicago, Ill. Two Great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jeane was a member of the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Ill.. She enjoyed playing Bridge throughout her life. Jeane loved her family and spending time with them. She will be greatly missed. [Source: Clinton Journal]