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ENGLAND, Constance S. "Connie"


WAYNESVILLE — Constance S. "Connie" England, 65, Waynesville, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 12, 2013) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Her brother-in-law, the Rev. Dennis Corley will officiate. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. The family suggests memorials be made to her grandson Cody's education fund. Connie was born June 13, 1948, in Bloomington, the daughter of Eugene and Elva J. Reeves Biddle. She married T. Ross England, her husband of 49 years, on Feb. 20, 1965, in Danvers. He survives. Also surviving is her mother, Elva J. Bizyak, Bloomington; four children, Gayla J. (Jack) Dial, Waynesville; Michael R. (Collette) England, Heyworth; Eric E. (Lisa Wallrich) England, Normal; and Adam L. (Jolena) England, Normal; seven grandchildren, Douglas England, Paige and Braden Woods, Dustin, Megan and Morgan Dial and Cody England; and expecting one great-grandson, Bentlee Dial. She is preceded in death by her father, brother and sister. Connie was a loving wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed camping in her motor home. Connie enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and shopping. She was a licensed cosmetologist. [The Pantagraph, 14 Dec 2013, Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]



FARMER CITY, January 1 – Mrs. Elma Ewbank died Sunday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. LI Ewbank after an illness of two years. Ms. Ewbank was born and reared in this community. She was a graduate of Farmer City High School and also attended the Normal University at Normal. She was a teacher in the Champaign schools for more than 20 years having been principal in the south side schools for several years. Besides her mother, she leaves the following sisters and one brother: Mrs. Herbert Crum of Bedford Iowa; Mrs. P. L. Bean a Farmer City; Mrs. Ada Highfill, Farmer City; Miss Leora Ewbank, Champaign; Mrs. L.W. Rawlsback, Weldon and Roscoe Ewbank of Farmer City. Funeral services will be held from the Ewbank home at 2 pm Tuesday with the Rev. R. A. Gordon, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. [Source: The Pantagraph, 1 Jan 1929,Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]