Maggie Nall

1959, likely Chandlerville Times, Havana or Jacksonville papers

Maggie Nall, daughter of John and Betty Schoonover, was born in Cass County Oct. 9, 1874 and passed away Dec. 17, 1959 at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage to Harry Nall at Havana, Ill., on May 24, 1893, to this union the following children were born, W.D. Nall of Rockford, Mrs. Lou Sullivan of Rockford, Mrs. Eva Collins of Pecatonica, and Wilbur Nall.

She was preceded in death by one son Wilby, who passed away in March, 1939, and her husband passed away in 1950.

She is survived by three children and one sister Mrs. Catherine Bishop of Mackinaw; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Mrs. Nall spent the greater part of her life in Mason county, but had lived the last few year with her children in Rockford. She passed away at the Elgin hospital in Elgin.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec 20, at the Bethel Baptist church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Hobbs officiating. Burial wa in Bethel cemetery. The Lintner Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Mrs. Lowell Barrett was the soloist and Miss Edna Cawood accompanist. Pallbearers were Henry, Frank, John, James, Harry, Ernest and Earl Nall. Flowers were cared for by the wives of the pallbearers.

Contributed by Judy Ingram Schuur

Otho "Bud" Nance

Peoria Journal Star, May 12, 1993, Page: D7

Otho "Bud" Nance, 78, of 1026 S. Shelley died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 10, 1993, at his home.

Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Easton to Otis and Elsie Haynes Nance, he married Florene Toland on July 21, 1939, in Havana. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Raines of Bellevue and Georgia Baker of Lynchburg, Va.; one sister, Dorothy Bubert of Havana; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.

He worked at Hiram Walker & Sons for 40 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Maxwell Road Church of God in Bartonville, where services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Keith Simmons will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Davison-Fulton Western Chapel in Peoria, and one half-hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to his church.

Caroline Nash

Dec. 1908, newspaper unknown

Death of Mrs. Caroline Nash
Sunday, December 27, marked the passing away of Mrs. Caroline Foster Nash, one among Havana's oldest and most respected residents. Mrs. Nash has been in very poor health for several weeks past and her death was not unexpected by her many friends and relatives.

Mrs. Caroline Foster Nash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oren Foster, was born in Havana, Ill., April 17, 1838, and her entire life was spent here and in this vicinity. She was married to James Nash on July 17, 1864, and was left a widow by his death which occurred some four years ago. She leaves to mourn her death two daughters, Mrs. Clara Spencer of this city and Mrs. Charles Hosford of Henrietta, Texas. Besides these of her immediate family, she leaves two brothers, Judson Foster of Plainville, Kas., and George Foster of Lincoln; two half brothers, Anson and Rufus Low, and one sister, Mrs. Jacob Wheeler of Springfield, Ill. She was a consistent member of the Christian church in this city and in her life has been an earnest and devoted woman. Her life will be greatly missed and her departure mourned by many who shared her friendship and love.

The funeral occurred from the Central Christian church on Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. O. C. Bolman and the remains were laid to rest in Laurel Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Karen Foster Montgomery

Joseph Leo Needham

1960, newspaper unknown, likely Chandlerville Times, Havana or Jacksonville papers

Joseph Leo Needham, Jr., 14 months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leo Needham, Sr., died Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:45 p.m. at the Mason District hospital in Havana. He was born July 2, 1959 at Havana.

Besides his parents, he is survived by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Ingram, Chandlerville, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. James Needham of East St. Louis.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 10 at St. Patrick's church in Havana with Father William Gray officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel cemetery in East St. Louis. The Himmel Memorial Home of Havana was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Herbert Birchfield, Carl Murphy, James Needham and Arthur Woods.

Contributed by Judy Ingram Schuur

John Norris

The Pekin Daily Times, October 1, 1956

John Norris, 77, Dies; Funeral Services Today
Funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the Kuecks Funeral Chapel for John Berton Norris 77, a resident of Floy's Nursing home who died at 9 a.m. Saturday [Sept. 29] in Pekin Public hospital. Ill for six years, he had been a patient for two weeks.

Officiating at the services was the Rev. Bill Leslie, pastor of First Baptist church. Fearn Wilson was soloist, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. R.W. Heim.

The pallbearers were Aaron Wilson, John Wolf, Jr., Kenneth Look, Joseph Pitner, Edward and Roland Martin. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.

Mr. Norris was born Sept. 23, 1879 in Mason County, Ill., a son of Daniel and Martha Ann Kinney Norris. He was married to Mary F. Turner June 22, 1900 in Virginia, Ill. She died Sept. 21, 1948.

Mr. Norris retired seven years ago as a fireman at Murphy & Walsh Boiler Shop.

He is survived by five children: Harlan D., Kenneth W., and Ralph B. Norris, all of Pekin; Mrs. Alice Fordyce, New Boston, Ill., and James H. Norris, Austin, Tex.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother Dennis Norris and two half-brothers, Bruce and Avery Norris, both of Rockford, Ill.

Three daughters, three sons, a sister and a half brother preceded him in death.

Contributed by Carole Martin