Fred Padgett

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 1, 1991, Page: 9

Mason City - Fred Padgett, 62, of Bloomington died at 2:16 p.m. Monday at Brokaw Hospital in Normal. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home, Havana, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana.

Surviving are two daughters, Ginger Padgett of Canton and Janine Padgett of Mason City; one son, Scott Padgett of Bader; one stepson, Larry LeConpte of Astoria; four grandchildren; one sister, Bula Gordon of Peoria; and one brother, Jerry Ray Padgett.


Wilbur Pierson

Peoria Journal Star, April 5, 2005

HAVANA - Wilbur D. Pierson, 70, of 824 N. Broadway died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Born July 6, 1934, in Havana to Calvin and Mabel Taylor Pierson, he married Anna French on April 4, 1953, in Havana. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jamie of Havana; five daughters, Mrs. Loy (Karen) Bridges of Havana, Mrs. Chubby (Debbie) Richardson and Mrs. Al (Jodi) Landry, both of Bath, Mrs. Pat (Laura) Ebert of Lewistown and Mrs. Brian (Jennie) Stiltz of New Castle, Ind.; two brothers, Larry "Buck" (and Ruth) Pierson of Havana and Donnie Lippert of Mason City; four sisters, Loretta Hurt and Dixie Watkins, both of Havana, Coleen (and Frank) Otto of Lewistown and Sharon (and Wayne) Richardson of Beardstown; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Pinken; three sisters; and one brother.

He retired in 1981 as a crane operator at Dana Corp. in Havana.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mason District Hospital.


State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 5, 2005

HAVANA - Wilbur D. Pierson, 70, of Havana died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born July 6, 1934, in Havana, the son of Calvin and Mabel Taylor Pierson. He married Anna French in 1953 in Havana. A daughter, Cathy Pinken, preceded him in death.

Mr. Pierson retired as a crane operator from Dana Corp. in Havana in 1981.

Survivors: wife, Anna; son, Jamie Pierson of Havana; five daughters, Karen (husband, Loy) Bridges of Havana, Debbie (husband, Chubby) Richardson and Jodi (husband, Al) Landry, both of Bath, Laura (husband, Pat) Ebert of Lewistown and Jennie (husband, Brian) Stiltz of New Castle, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (wife, Ruth) Pierson of Havana and Donnie Lippert of Mason City; and four sisters, Loretta Hurt and Dixie Watkins, both of Havana, Coleen (husband, Frank) Otto of Lewistown and Sharon (husband, Wayne) Richardson of Beardstown.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Hurley Funeral Home, Havana. Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana.

Contributed by Sara Hemp


Place child

Mason City Journal, January 29, 1875

San Jose, Ills. Jan 27, '75
A very sudden death occurred in this town on the night of the 16th; a child of Mr. and Mrs. P. Place. They retired to bed, with the child as well as common, and in the night the mother was awakened by a peculiar twitching of the child's feet; and before they could procure medical assistance the child was dead. A post mortem examination, by Dr. Crowder, was held, and death was pronounced to have been caused by contraction of the lungs.


Anna Elizabeth Bader Crafton Psinas

Rushville Times, July ??, 2008

Anna E. (Crafton) Psinas, 89, of Manito, died at 12:24 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Browning to Howard O. and Inez Robertson Bader. She married James Crafton on Sept. 28, 1935, in Beardstown. He preceded her in death May 25, 1969. She married Edward Psinas on June 27, 1982. He survives in Peking {Pekin}.

Als surviving are three daughters, Pat (husband Gary) Gosda of Cary, N. C., Mary (husband Dillon) Harper of Danard, Ark., and Laura Leadill of Branson, Mo.; and one stepdaughter, Elvira (husband Tony) Vaiana of White Stone, N. Y.; three sons, Ennis (wife Lynda) Crafton of Orlando, Fla., Don (wife Janet) Crafton of Osage Beach, Mo., and James (wife Lil) Crafton of Tovares, Fla.; two stepsons, George (wife Carla) Psinas and Greg (wife Maria) Psinas, both of Pekin; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She also leaves one sister, Esther Baxter of Kankakee; and two sister-in-laws, Betty Bader of Morrisonville, Wis., and Nell Bader of Pittsfield.

One daughter, Carol Jean Crafton; two grandsons; one great-grandson; four brothers; and four sisters preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and managed the variety section of Engle Ben Palmer Grocery Store in Manito for many years and later worked as retail sales manager for Montgomery Wards Sore {Store} in Peoria for more than 10 years.

She was a member of Bader Christian Church and attended Community United Methodist Church in Manito. She enjoyed music, making beaded crafts and selling her items at craft fairs. She also was a member of Railroad Retirement Organization.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Community United Methodist Church in Manito with the Rev. Shane Smith officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at the Browning Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 5-7 p.m. at Maas Funeral Home in Manito. Memorial may be made to the Community United Methodist Church, Hopedale Medical Complex, Bader Cemetery Fund or Bader Christian Church.


Peoria Journal Star, July 20, 2008

Anna Crafton Psinas
Psinas, Anna Crafton, 89, 305 S. Broadway St., Manito. Maas Funeral Home, Manito.


Peoria Journal Star, July 22, 2008

Psinas, Anna
MANITO - Anna E. Crafton Psinas, 89, of 305 S. Broadway St. died at 12:24 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, at her residence.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Community United Methodist Church in Manito. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Maas Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Browning Cemetery in Browning.


The Daily Times, Pekin, IL, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Anna Psinas
MANITO - Anna E. Crafton Psinas, 89, of 305 S. Broadway St., died at 12:24 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Browning to Howard O. and Inez Robertson Bader. She married James Crafton on Sept. 28, 1935, in Beardstown. He preceded her in death May 25, 1969. She married Edward Psinas on June 27, 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Pat (Gary) Gosda of Cary, N. C., Mary (Dillon) Harper of Danard, Ark., and Laura Leadill of Branson, Mo.; and one stepdaughter, Elvira (Tony) Vaiana of White Stone, N.Y.; three sons, Ennis (Lynda) Crafton of Orlando, Fla., Don (Janet) Crafton of Osage Beach, Mo., and James (Lil) Crafton of Tovares, Fla.; two stepsons, George (Carla) Psinas and Greg (Maria) Psinas, both of Pekin; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She also leaves one sister, Esther Baxter of Kankakee; and two sister-in-laws, Betty Bader of Morrisville {Morrisonville}, Wis., and Nell Bader of Pittsfield.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Jean Crafton; two grandsons; one great-grandson; four brothers; and four sisters.

Anna was a homemaker. She also managed the variety section of Engle Ben Palmer Grocery Store in Manito for many years. She later worked as retail sales manager for Montgomery Wards Store in Peoria, for more than 10 years.

She was a member of Bader Christian Church in Bader and attended Community United Methodist Church in Manito.

She also was a member of Railroad Retirement Organization.

She enjoyed music, making beaded crafts and selling her items at craft fairs.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Community United Methodist Church in Manito with the Rev. Shane Smith officiating. A luncheon will follow service at 11 a.m. provided by the United Methodist Women.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Browning Cemetery in Browning.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Maas Funeral Home in Manito.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church, Hopedale Medical Complex, Bader Cemetery Fund or Bader Christian Church.

Contributed by Sara Hemp

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