Bessie Grove Curless

Peoria Journal Star, January 26, 1994, Page: C6

HAVANA - Bessie Curless, 96, of 609 N. Harpham, formerly of Astoria, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 1994, at Havana Healthcare Center.

Born April 21, 1897, in Fulton County to Henry and Emma Trone Grove, she married Roy Curless in 1919. He died in 1948. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

Surviving are one son, Harry of Havana; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and one brother, Harold Grove of Astoria.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Eugene Lamport will officiate. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery in Bluff City.

Memorials may be made to Bluff City Church.

Robert Lee Curless

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 23, 1995, Page: 14

Havana - Robert Lee Curless, 69, of Havana died Saturday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa. Survivors: a stepson; a stepdaughter; a sister, Margaret Amant of Havana; a stepsister, Shannon Maule of Bartonville; and a stepbrother, Jason Titus of California.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hurley Funeral Home, Havana. Burial: Cremation rites will follow services.

Transcribed by: Sara Hemp