Iroquois County Obituaries
Rose Enlow Walton/Woodland Resident
Mrs. Rosie Enlow Walton , 88, Woodland , died at 3:45 P.M. Tuesday at Watseka Health Care Center in Watseka.
Mrs. Walton was born near Watseka on Oct. 17, 1907, the daughter of Harm and Anna Medendorp Boomgarden. She married George Enlow on Dec. 12, 1925, at Kankakee, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1951. She later married Calvin Walton, and he also precede her in death. Mrs. Walton is survived by one daughter, Cora Williams of Woodland; one son and son and daughter -in-law, Harold and Lillian Enlow of Kentland, Ind; one brother, George Boomgarden of Watseka; and three sisters; Rena Alcorn, Grace Boomgarden and Florence Lease , all of Watseka. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, seven great-great -grandchildren; and numerous step-great and step-great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one stepbrother. She worked at TRW in Watseka and Howard Industries in Milford for several years and was a homemaker for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. Thursday at the Segur-Knapp funeral home with the Rev. Joe Huges Officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Dell Cemetery, Iroquois. [Submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green]
Gertie, Wife of John Weiringer died Aug. 3 aged 39 years and 3 days , leaving her husband, four children, an aged mother, two brothers and many friends to mourn her loss . She was converted in 1898 and was married to John Weiringer in 1899. She lived a devoted Christian life, and in the end faced the beyond with Christian Triumph , her only regret being for the loved ones she left behind. Burial in the Prairie Dell Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary West, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Simenot, was born in Bedford, Province of Quebec, Canada, Sept. 18, 1852, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irene Strahl, in Kankakee Dec. 29, 1937, aged 85 years 3 months and 11 days. When she was 21 years of age she was united in marriage to Louis West in Canada, and there she and her husband lived until 1876 when they moved to Clifton. They were the parents of nine children, eight of whom survive. Following the death of her husband in 1922, the following year she broke up housekeeping here, and moved to Kankakee to live with a daughter, Mrs. Drendel. Afterwards she made her home with her daughter Irene, Mrs. William Strahl. She had always enjoyed good health but of late years had not been able to get around very well as she was very heavy and her years were beginning to take their toll. Her last illness was only about nine days, and her death due principally to infirmities of old age. Surviving her are four sons Louis, of Hammond, Ind.; Henry, of Chicago; Fred and Edward, of Kankakee; and four daughters Mrs. Emma Zerfas, Watertown, S.D.; Mrs. Jennie Kaufman, Mrs. Irene Strahl, and Mrs. Lucille Drendel, of Kankakee. Her oldest daughter, Mrs. Rose Laurent, died several years ago. In addition to these sons and daughters there are fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren surviving her. Funeral services were conducted from St. Rose Catholic church at 10:30 Friday forenoon, and burial was in the Clifton cemetery. Six grandsons bore her to her last resting place - Max Paul Kaufman, Ray Laurent and Thomas Hayes. Her life here was uneventful, if bringing up a family of nine children to respectable and useful manhood and womanhood can be called uneventful, a service for which she was earned a rich reward. (The Clifton Advocate, IllinoisJanuary 6, 1938 - submitted by Jan Wagoner)
Charles H. Wood
Hon. Charles H. Wood, a veteran lawyer of Chicago, and ex-judge of the circuit court of Iroquois county, died at his home Thursday night from heart disease. He was 56 years of age. [Rock Island Daily Argus.(Rock Island, Ill.), March 15, 1890]
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