Julia Ann Fordyce

Pekin Times, Monday, February 26, 1962, page 2

Mrs. Fordyce Dies Saturday; Rites Today
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Ann Fordyce, 88, of 279 Koch street, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. today in Kuecks Funeral Home.

Dr. J. Dewey Muir, minister of First Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.

William Waldmeier was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Nelda Waltmire as organist.

Serving as pallbearers were George J. Bell, Edward L., Floyd E., John R. and Charles L. Watkins, and Don W. Fordyce.

Mrs. Fordyce died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Pekin hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in failing health for three years prior to her death.

Born in Mason County Jan. 12, 1874, she was a daughter of Henry and Margaret Kinney Durett. She was married to Eli Bell, who preceded her in death. She later married to Charles E. Fordyce on June 16, 1906 at Mt. Sterling.

Mrs. Fordyce was a member of Grace Methodist Church and the Home Class at the Pekin Union Mission. She had lived in Pekin for the past 47 years.

Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Watkins of Glasford, two sons, Harry Bell of Pekin and George Bell of Petersburg, a sister, Lizzie Durett; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, three brothers and a sister.

Contributed by Carole Martin


Harold Raymond Friedrich

Peoria Journal Star, June 23, 1992, Page: D6

HAVANA - Harold Raymond Friedrich, 87, of 220 S. Harpham died at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1992, at Mason District Hospital.

Born Feb. 21, 1905, in Havana to John George and Gertrude Lula Eyman Friedrich, he married Nelda Umland on April 16, 1931, in Bath.

She survives, along with two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marjorie) Smith of Easton and Mrs. Don (Patricia) Neuman of La Mesa, Calif.; two brothers, Paul of Topeka, Ill., and Russell of Havana; one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Mabel) Toland of Chandlerville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.

A farmer in the Delavan and Easton areas, he was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Havana and the Mason County Farm Bureau.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his church. The Rev. Raymond Gage will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Hurley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to his church.


State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 23, 1992, Page: 7

HAVANA - Harold Raymond Friedrich, 87, of Havana died at 9 p.m. Sunday at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Havana, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana. Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are his wife, Nelda Umland Friedrich; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marjorie) Smith of Easton and Mrs. Don (Patricia) Neuman of La Mesa, Calif.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul of Topeka and Russell of Havana; and a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Mabel) Toland of Chandlerville


Hilda P. Siltman Friend

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 28, 1990, Page: 16

HAVANA - Hilda P. Friend, 75, of Havana died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday [August 26, 1990] in Peoria.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hurley Funeral Home, Havana, with burial in Snicarte Cemetery in Lynchburg Township in Mason County.

Surviving are one son, Richard of Creve Coeur; three brothers, Wilson Siltman of Virginia, Woodrow Siltman of Havana and Ivan Siltman of Australia; and two sisters, Ernestine Siltman and Illa Helensmith, both of Havana.

[Note: She is the daughter of John Louis Siltman and Nettie Marie Toland.]

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