Lila E. Toland Scarcliff

Peoria Journal Star, January 22, 1993, Page: C11

PEKIN - Lila E. Scarcliff, 94, of 1225 Florence Ave., Apt. 2, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1993, at Pekin Hospital.

Born Jan. 18, 1899, in Chandlerville to John and Lois Vaughn Toland, she married William H. Scarcliff Sr. on July 6, 1919, in Peoria. He died in August 1977. One son, three brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Clyde Toland of Sebring, Fla., and Floyd Toland of Chandlerville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She retired from American Distilling Co. in Pekin in 1964. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin, Celestial City Chapter 333 of the Order of Eastern Star, Victoria White Shrine 83 and the Pythian Sisters.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito. The Rev. Dr. R. David Goodell will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Noel-Henderson Funeral Home in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to any charity.


Lulu E. Schaeffer

August 1959, newspaper unknown, likely Chandlerville Times, Havana or Jacksonville papers

Mrs. Lulu E. Schaeffer, 70 year old Bath resident, passed away at the Mason District hospital in Havana, where she had been hospitalized for five weeks.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sarff and was born in Mason County, IL.

She is survived by her husband, C. B. Schaeffer of Bath; two sons, Floyd of Bath and Basil of Peoria; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Johnson of Bath; two brothers, Paul Sarff, Bath; and Plezzie Sarff of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. John Ingram of Bath; Mrs. Pearl Burrell of Kilbourne; and Mrs. Jerome Butler of Havana.

Funeral services were held Wed., Aug. 26 at the Snicarte Baptist church with the Rev. Joseph Hobbs of Manito officiating and the Lintner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, with burial in Snicarte cemetery.

Miss Edna Cawood, pianist, was in charge of the music with the nephews and nieces as pallbearers and flower girls.

Contributed by Judy Ingram Schuur


Mildred Irene Seward Schussele

Pekin Daily Times (Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois) November 24, 2005

CREVE COEUR (Tazewell County, Illinois) - Mildred Irene Schussele, 92, of Heritage Manor, Chillicothe (Peoria County, Illinois), died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. She was formerly of 400 Glendale Court. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today in Mason City Cemetery. The Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co., Pekin/Peoria handled arrangements. She was born Jan. 2, 1913, in Mason City to John and Ada Godby Seward. She married Harold O. Schussele on Aug. 16, 1931, in Mason City. He died in 1980. She also was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Surviving are one son, Norman (Deb) Schussele of Winter Haven, Fla.; two granddaughters, Karri (Bryan) Sprout of Mapleton and Vikki (Mike) Mackovich of Bettendorf, Iowa.

Contributed by Ida Maack Recu


Charles J. Seward

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) December 19, 1994, Page C6

MASON CITY - The Funeral of Charles J. Seward, 88, of Mason City will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cain Funeral Home in Mason City, the Rev. Robert Paddack officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Seward died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 1994) at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born Oct. 18, 1906, in Mason City, a son of John Henry and Ada Naomi Godbey Seward. Survivors include one son, Charles R., Mason City; two daughters, Charlotte L. Christensen, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Mary Ada Meyers, Port Charlotte, Fla.; two sisters, Geraldine Poggi, Mason City, and Mildred Schussele, Dunlap; one brother, John Henry Seward, Mountain View, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, one great-granddaughter and one brother. Mr. Seward was a retired electrician and a member of the Elks Lodge. Memorials may be made to the Mason City Swimming Pool Fund.

Contributed by Ida Maack Recu


Irvin Sidebottom

Daily Illini (University of Illinois), Sept 22, 1948

Facultyman's Father's Funeral Announced
Funeral services for Irvin Sidebottom, Mason City, father of Omar M. Sidebottom, 1111 West Springfield avenue, assistant professor of engineering, will be held today at Easton.

Sidebottom died Sunday afternoon of injuries received earlier in the day when his car was hit by a train near Broadwell.


Moses Stith

Sangamo Journal, May 26, 1858

MURDER -- The Menard Index says, Moses Stith, who lived in the east end of Mason Co, some eight or ten days since was stabbed by a German boy, about fifteen years old, and has since died from the effects of the wound. The boy inflicted the wound upon Stith while he was fighting with his father. We have no further particulars, other than that the boy has left for parts unknown.

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