Iroquois County Illinois
William T. Hamer
The body of William T. Hamer, 66, who died Sunday evening at his home at 719 Weadock-av, has been shipped to Milford, Ill., for funeral services and burial. Hamer, a retired Nickel Plateengineer, had been a resident of Lima for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Hammond, Ind., the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers and the Knight templar. A brother, Edward, of Chicago, is his only survivor. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Siferd and Son funeral home. [Lima News, Jul 9, 1940 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]
Henry Hamm, d. at his res. in Onarga, Ill. June 2, 1878, aged 60 years.
Vernie Harmon, d. Loda,
Ill. Feb. 18, 1874, aged 19 years.
Charles William Harness, 71, of 323 E. Jones St., Milford, was killed instantly when struck at the Jones street crossing in that village about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. According to state trooper Charles Bushkill, Mr. Harness had just left his room at a boarding house and was crossing the tracks, apparently unaware that the C & EI streamliner Meadowlark was approaching. Born in Milford Feb. 20, 1887, he was the son of Asa and Rebecca Reeves Harness. His entire life was spent in the Milford area except for eight years he lived in MN. He married Ella Balser, who preceded him in death. He was a member of the Milford Christian church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Aubrey (Marjorie) Justice of rural Milford and Mrs. Elmer Williams of Woodland; a son, John Harness of Beaverville; also a sister, Mrs. Linnie Hammond of Portsmouth, OH and a brother, Lon Harness of Denver, CO; also four grand children. The body was taken to Barker Funeral Home after the accident and later removed to the Jameson Funeral Home where friends may call until the funeral services at the Jameson Funeral Home at 2 pm Saturday with Rev. Ralph Conyers officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery. [submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green]
Mrs. Diana Harper, daughter of Reuben and Sally Skeels, was born near Columbus, Ohio Oct. 11, 1816. She was married to Mr. Alexander Harper in 1836, who died in 1845. She died quite suddenly, September 10, 1881. She was an invalid about 41 years, the result of a fall which shocked her nervous system so that for years she was almost entirely helpless, and though some improved in her latest years, she was the subject of much feebleness and suffering. But these were mostly physical. Her mind was active and inquiring, her memory was retentive, so that from conversation with her numerous visitors and from her reading, especially the Advocate and the Repository, her church periodicals, she kept herself informed in regard to the current events of the vicinity, and the enterprises of the church and the progress of Christianity. She joined the M.E. church when eleven years old, and ever lived a devoted, consistent, and acceptable member. It was hers not so much to do as to suffer, according to the will of God, but who shall say that in that she did not glorify God, so that now she has had an abundant entrance into the blissful world where sickness and sorrow are never known. But, we have bid her adieu. We all, and especially her relatives, shall miss her greatly, yet we know that our loss is to her infinite gain. (submitted by Jeanne Bedwell)
Milford - Edward Henke, 69, of 102 E. Hickory, died at 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Sept. 11, 1980, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. He was born June 30, 1911 to John and Emma Natschke Henke. He married Winifred Sides on Sept. 21, 1937. She preceded him in February, 1979. He was also preceded by one son, one grandson, and one brother. Two brothers, Martin of Kokomo, Ind. and Alvin of Milford, survive.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barker Funeral Home, Milford. Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sautrday at the funeral home. [Unknown newspaper, Sept. 1980 - Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner]
Emma Henke, Milford dies: rites Tuesday.
Milford - Mrs. Emma Henke, 66 of Milford died at 1 p.m. Saturday February 2, at the Dearwood Nursing Home in Kankakee where she had resided the past eight years.
She was born January 6, 1888 in Ash Grove, daughter of Alexander and Carolina Freiboth Natschke. She married John Henke, January 10, 1906 at Ash Grove. He preceded her in death in 1916.
Suviving are three sons, Martin of Kokomo, Ind.; Edward and Alvin both of Milford; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Luecke of Milford, Mrs. Lydia Obenland of Sheldon and Mrs. Amanda Johnson of Jackson, Mich.; a brother, William of Woodland.
She was preceded in death by a son, two grandsons, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral Services Tuesday, February 5, at 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church of Milford with the Rev. Robert Hedtke officiating. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation at the Barker Funeral Home in Milford, Monday, February 4.
[Milford, IL Feb. 3, 1974 Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner]
Funeral for Victim Highway Accident Held Here Friday
Funeral rites for Wendell Henke, one of two Milford young men who lost their lives resulting from a tragic highway accident on Saturday, January 24, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. last Friday at the Milford Church of the Nazarene. Suffering internal injuries, Mr. Henke was taken to Carle Memorial hospital in Urbana where he died at 5:30 a.m. last week on Tuesday, January 26, 1965. The Rev. J. C. Reedy, pastor of the local Church of the Nazarene, officiated and interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery with the Jameson Funeral Home in charge.
Music was funrished by Miss Donna Hinkle, organist, and Mancy French and Emiline Collins, soloists, who sang two hymns, "In the Garden" and "Beyond the Sunset." Pallbearers were; Terry Clark, James Stebbinsk Jr., Robert Carter, Charles Decker, John Sheridan and Everett Longest.
The following were in charge of the memorial floral tributes; Margaret Clark, Pearl Carter, Eileen Duden, Lois Decker, Judy Sheridan, Betty Longest, Gyla Stange, Georgia Rutledge, Patsy Redman, Lois Cox, Arlene Hines, Marsha Hofbauer, Chris Rieches, Lila Decker and Sharon Curtis.
Note: Wendell was the son of Edward and Winifred Sides Henke. The other man in the accident was William Rogers, husband of Sharron Luecke. The two men hit head on at an intersection. They were cousins by marriage. [Unknown newspaper, January 1965 - Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner]
Chebanse Township - John Hennessey of this place, met his death at the New York House on Randolph street in Chicago recently. He retired to his room about 11 0'clock p.m. The clerk says there was no sign of his being under the influence of liquor. About 2:30 o'clock John Marrah and Mike Shea also of Chebanse , appeared at the hotel, but owing to a difference with the night clerk, started to leave. They discovered a man lying dead on the pavement in his night cloths both legs broken and the back of his dead crushed. The police removed the body to the morgue and the boys discovered the next morning upon going there that it was the body of a near and intimate friend. It appeared that he had taken ill after retiring and raising the window and becoming dizzy fell out. He was about 35 years old and was born and raised in Chbanse. His aged mother and only brother survive him. [The Watseka Republican, 6 April 1892; Sub. by dmcneeley]
Friday , February 16, 1922: Mrs. Stella Hinderts was born in Groathuizen, Germany, Nov. 24, 1833, and died of infirmities due to old age Feb. 8, 1923, being 89 years 2 months and 15 days old. She was united in Marriage to Ebertus Boomgaarden, and to this union were born four children. Henry Boomgaarden of Watseka, Mrs. Gertie Wieringa, who died about 13 years ago, Harm Boomgaarden of near Plato and Miss Anna Boomgaarden who passed away about 15 years ago. Besides her two sons she leaves to mourn their loss 16 grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives and friends. She was converted over 20 years ago and worshipped with the Church of God. She found great joy in the service of the Lord and died with true faith in her savior. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Prairie Dell Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted in the Church of God by O. E. Wieringa. [submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green]
Ruth Ella Holmes
Died at Loda, Iroquois county, Sept. 26, Ruth Ella, 27 years, 10 months 15 days, daughter of Joseph and Avis Holmes, formerly of Henry. [October 7, 1880 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
Mrs Mary L. Holt, who passed away on 16 Oct. 1981
The former Mary Louise King was born in Brown Co., Indiana on Aug. 30, 1897. The daughter of William C. King and Magdalene Silea. She came to Illinois in 1903 with her family. Locating in Champaign County and later moved to Iroquois County. She received her education in Champaign and Iroquois County and was a member of the First Methodist Church.
On 28 July 1917 she was married to Ray C. Holt and their home was made in Mercer County, where he passed away on 15 Dec. 1958.
She was preceded by her husband, two grandsons, four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Marshall Doyle of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. Wes Wisely of Laguna Beach, Calif., Mrs. Maryjane Fulscher of Watseka. Nine sons Raymond of Itasca, Il., Paul and James of Chicago, Charles of Wheeling, W.V., Ernest of Watseka, Gerald of Texas , Lonnie of Florida, Lannie of Maine and Jackie of Florida.
35 Grandchildren and 30 Great Grandchildren
She was the last member of her King family.
All of her sons and daughters were present for her service
[submitted by J.L.Holt This was written by Mom, sometime prior to her death. She was the last member of her Family.]
Chancey R. Hoover, Noted Marksman Of Watseka, Dies
Chancey Roy Hoover, 64, of 113 East Sheridan street, Watseka, died Tuesday about 10:30 a.m., at Iroquois Memorial hospital where he had been patient since June 18. He was widely known as a gun marksman, was an active member of the American Trap Shooting Association and participated four times in the Grand American Trap Shoot held annually near Vandalia, O., as well as in numerous other shoots over the midwest. He was born July 2, 1891, at Iroquois to Micheal and Julia Nice Hoover and was married June 19, 1915 in Watseka to Effie Mellinger. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Potzler of Momence, Mrs. Alice Glass of Milford and Mrs. Mary Allen of Cissna Park; a son, Harold Hoover of New Lennox, Ill.; four grandsons, six granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Howell of Onarga and Mrs. Hazel Brandedburg of Watseka; a brother, William Hoover of Covington, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Wilma, died in infancy. Friends may call at the Segur funeral home in Watseka from Thursday evening and until the hour of the services. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Ernest H. Duling, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cememtery. [Watseka Republican 28 July, 1955; submitted by Lynda J. Albright]
Chancey Hoover, 64, Funeral Services Will be Friday
Chancey Ray Hoover, 64, of 113 E. Sheridan Street, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Iroquois Hospital where he had been a patient since June 18. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Segur Funeral Home with the Rev. E. H. Duling, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Born at Iroquois, July 2, 1891, he was the son of Micheal and Julia Nice Hoover. He was married June 19, 1915 to Effie Mellinger. Mr. Hoover was employed for several years as a mechanic at the Iroquois County garage. He lived there all his life. He was an expert trap shooter, being an active member of the American Trapshooting Association. He participated in the Grand American Trap Shoot at Vandalia, Ohio, four times. Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Potzler of Momence, Mrs. Alice Glass of Milford, and Mrs. Mary Allen of Cissna Park; a son, Harold Hoover of New Lennox, Ill.; sisters, Mrs. Alice Howell of Onarga, and Mrs. Hazel Brandenburg of Watseka; a brother, William Hoover of Covington, Ind.; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Eliza Bell Howe
Died at Loda, Iraquois county, Sept. 23, Eliza Bell, aged 36 years, wife of Capt. Edward Howe, formerly of this city. [The Henry Republican, September 28, 1871 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
Jerry Alcorn Howe
Leukemia Kills Jerry Howe, 7 of Sheldon
Jerry Alcorn Howe, 7, 235 E. Concord St. Sheldon died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday at Iroquois Hospital, Watseka. He had been ill with Leukemia. He was born March 12, 1960, in Watseka and moved to Sheldon three years ago. He had completed first grade in the Sheldon Elementary school and attended the Methodist Church. He is survived by his parents Cheryl V. and Gilbert K. Howe and a sister, Deanna Lynne at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Towers Funeral Home, Sheldon with the Rev. Kenneth R. Douglass officiating. Burial will be in the GAR Cemetery, Watseka. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Today at the funeral home.
Bryan K. Huckleby
TD Metals foreman Bryan K. Huckleby , 32, Watseka, died at 9:58 pm Sat. in a car accidnet, one-half mile south of the route 1 and route 2 intersection. He was born Feb. 22, 1964, in Watseka , the son of William Marshall, and Carol Justice Huckleby. He was a foreman at T&D Metal (fabracations North) Mr. Huckleby atttended the Milford Christian Church. He is survived by one son Tanner Joel Huckleby of Watseka, , His mother , Carol Justice of Champaign, his father, Marshall Huckleby of Milford, one sister Kim Hammer of Danville, his maternal Grandparetns Marjorie and Dick Justice of Milford, Paternal grandmother, Martha Huckleby of Wellington and one step-daughter, Ashley Jaskula of Milford. He was preceded in Death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Huckleby. Vistation is from 4-8 PM tuesday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Services are at 10 AM Wed. at the Funeral home with the Rev. Neil Larimore officiating, Burial is in the Floral Hill Cem. Memorials may be made to Tanner Huckleby's education Fund. Watsek Man Killed in one-car accident Saturday A Watseka man was killed and another Watseka man injured in a one-car accident Saturday night. Bryan K. Huckleby, 32, Watseka was thrown from the vehicle and killed in the accident. According to il. State Police reports, the accident occured at 9:31 PM about one mile south of the rt 1 and tr 52 intersection. Police reports indicate a 1985 ford driven by David Rudisill, 23, Watseka was southbound on rt 1, When he went off the road and tired to overcorrect. The car then crossed both lanes and went into the east ditch, striking a culvert and rolling over. Rudisil was taken to Riverside Med. Center in Kankakee , with serious injuries. Hospital reports indicate he was in a surgical unit at the hospital, but has since been released. Police reports indicate Rudisill was charged with DUI and improper lane usuage. Other charges are pending.
Robert D. Huckleby
Robert D. Huckleby, 4, Hoopeston, died at 10 P.M. Sunday, March 7, 2004 at Hoopeston Community Hospital, Hoopeston. He was born Feb. 6, 1960, in Danville, the son of Robert Edward and Mary Martha Dean Huckleby. Mr. Huckleby had owned and operated Huckleby's Auction in Hoopeston since 1977. He was a member of the Milford Christian Church. He is survived by his mother of Hoopeston, nine brothers and sisters: Dolly ( Dale) Flynn of Hoopeston, Marshall Huckleby of Milford, Dorothy (Daniel ) Allison of Hoopeston, Jimmy Huckleby of Hoopeston, Margaret (Terry) Clark of Milford, Shirley ( Samuel) Allison of Madisonville, Ky., Terry Huckleby of Milford, Shelia ( George) Fix of Hoopeston, and Donald ( Cheryl) Huckleby of Milford; several Aunts and Uncles and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, Bobby George and Holland Edward and one nephew. Funeral services were at 11 A.M. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 , at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home in Hoopeston, Rev. Neil Larimore officiated. Burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston. [submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green]
Robert E. Huckleby
Wellington: Robert E. Huckleby, 74, Wellington, died at 10: 28 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1991 , at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital. He was born June 6, 1916, in Marrowbone, Ky., to John and Lou Grifffen Huckleby. He married Martha Dean Jan. 7, 1936, in Waterview Ky. She survives. Also surviving are five daughters: Dolly Flynn of Hoopeston, Dorothy Allison of Woodland, Margaret Clark of Milford, Shirley Allison of Madisonville, Ky. and Sheila Fix of Hoopeston; five sons; Marshall, Terry, and Donnie of Milford, Jim of Hoopeston and Robert Dale of Wellington; 32 grandchildren; 29 Great-grandchildren; three brothers, Louis Huckleby of Hoopeston, Ezra Huckleby of Thompkinsville, Ky. and Hobert of Georgetown, Ind. and several Nieces and Nephews. Mr. Huckleby had been employed with John Deere Foundry in Hoopeston for 14 years. He was later self employed as a carpenter, retiring in 1974. He was also an auctioneer. He was a member of Assembly of God Church , Louisville, Ky. and attended Hoopeston Westside Nazarene Church. He enjoyed coon hunting. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, Hoopeston, with the rev. R. B. Standifer Officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery. Hoopeston. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral [submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green]
William Marshall Huckleby
MILFORD: William Marshall Huckleby, 65, of Milford, died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday (June 24, 2004) at his daughter's home in Sidell. He was born June 14, 1939, in Marrowbone, Ky., the son of Robert Edward and Mary Martha Dean Huckleby. He married Carol Justice Jan. 20, 1962, in Milford. She survives in Sidell. Other survivors include: one daughter, Kim R. and John Hamer of Sidell; three grandchildren, Amanda Lundberg of Danville, Duston Lundberg of Sidell and Tanner Huckleby of Watseka; one stepgranddaughter, Ashley Jaskula of Milford; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Ethan Stoner of Danville; his mother, Martha Huckleby of Hoopeston; a sister, Dolly and Dale Flynn of Hoopeston; a sister, Dorothy and Daniel Allison of Hoopeston; a brother, Jimmy Huckleby of Hoopeston; a sister, Margaret and Terry Clark of Milford; a sister, Shirley and Samuel Allison of Madisonville, Ky.; a brother, Terry Huckleby of Milford; a sister, Sheila and George Fix of Hoopeston; a brother, Donald and Sheryl Huckleby of Milford; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, three brothers, Bobby George Huckleby, Holland E. Huckleby and Robert D. Huckleby, and one son, Bryan Huckleby. William was a truck driver and had his own lawn care business in Milford. He served with the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of the Milford Christian Church. He was an avid bowler. Funeral services: 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford; Officiating: Rev. Neil Larimore; Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the funeral home; Burial: Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. [submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green]
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