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Unless otherwise stated, these obituaries were compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer and published in 1912


MAGOUN
, John, Formerly of Bloomington, Ill. d. (unmarried) at Marshfield, Mass. Jan. ..., 1878.

Mallory, Viola F. Jacobs

Viola F. Mallory, 78, of 202 W. Locust St., Bloomington, died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, El Paso. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Tyler Boyer officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church, 304 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL 61761. She was born May 19, 1922, at Lexington, a daughter of Dan and Daisy Windell Jacobs. She married Louis F. Mallory on July 30, 1945, at Bloomington. He died April 29, 1986. Survivors include a son, Dennis (Tonda) Mallory, Bloomington; and a daughter, Linda (Robert) Lindstrom, El Paso. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Drew and Daisy Lindstrom, and Christina and Alicia Mallory; and a great-grandson, Alexander Lindstrom, whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Mallory was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Normal. She had worked for Illinois State University for 25 years prior to retirement.
(The Pantagraph)

MARBLE, Mrs. Parthenia, d. 509 W. Chestnut St. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 14, 1878, aged 48 years.

MARCH, Oliver, (School Teacher,) b. Millbury, Mass. 1798, d. (unmarried) at the res. of his nephew, George O. Robinson, Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 1, 1878.

MARQUARDT, Mrs. Jane D. ( Wife of John Marquardt,) d. ... W. Locust St. Bloomington, Ill. about Dec. 23, 1872.

Martens, Dorothea Wallenstein Remmers
ANCHOR - Mrs. Louis Martens, Sr., 72, died (23 Jan 1937) at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at her home here. She had been ill three weeks with complications following bronchial pneumonia. She was born in Emden, Ostfriesland, Germany, Jun 10 1864, and was married to Mr. Martens Oct 2, 1918, where she lived on a farm a mile north and west of Anchor. She formerly was Mrs. Dorothea Remmers of Cullom. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Rudolph Remmers, Kempton; G. E. Remmers, Cullom, and three stepchildren, Mrs. Marie Schuler, Colfax; Mrs. Jessie Harms and Louis C. Martens of Anchor. Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday at the home and burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Cullom.
[Pantagraph Central Illinois Service]

Martens, Lutje "Louis"
ANCHOR - (PNS) - Louis Martens, 79, died Wednesday morning (31 Dec 1941) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Schuler, near Colfax. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lawndale Lutheran church, with the Rev. M. E. Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in Lawndale cemetery. He was born March 20, 1862, in Germany. He came to the United States, in 1880 and married Miss Jessie Heinz March 24, 1889. She preceded him in death Sep 29 1913. Oct 2, 1918, he married Dorothea Remmers, who died Jan 23, 1938. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Julius Harms, Fairbury, and Mrs. George Schuler, with whom he made his home, and one son, Louis Martens, Anchor. he was a member of the Lawndale Lutheran church. Mr. Martens spent most of his life in the vicinity of Anchor and Colfax.
[Pantagraph News Service]

MARTIN, Mrs. Sarah, ( Wife of Robert Martin,) d. Yates Township, McLean County, Ill. May 27, 1875. [a. n. s.] Left husband and 3 ch .

MARTIN, Dr. Eleazer, b. Williamstown, Vt. Sept. 29, 1796, settled in McLean County, Ill. 1854, d. Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 10, 1874.

MATERN, Mrs. Martha Ann, ( Wife of Louis Matern,) b. London, England, d. Bloomington, Ill. about Dec. 14, 1872, aged 44 years.

Mathers, Dorothy L. Moncelle Ficken

COLFAX - The Funeral Of Dorothy L. Mathers, 77, of Marshall, Texas, formerly of Colfax, a retired bank employee, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax. The Rev. George Schlueter will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Mrs. Mathers died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday (March 28, 1993) at Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas. She was born Sept. 22, 1915, at Colfax, a daughter of Earl and Lena Lucas Moncelle. She married Charles Edward Ficken Sept. 27, 1940, in Colfax. He died in 1951. She married Arnold Richard Mathers in Rockford in 1962. He died in 1986. Survivors include one daughter, Dr. Cynthia Weiss, Marshall, Texas; one brother, Lloyd Moncelle, Lexington; and two sisters, Gladys Fisher, Fort Myers, Fla., and Shirley Lee, Lafayette, Ind. An infant son and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Mathers, a 1933 graduate of Colfax High School, was a bookkeeper and teller at Peoples State Bank of Colfax, retiring in January 1978 after 24 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Colfax, and attended First Baptist Church, Marshall, Texas. Memorials may be made to Dorothy Mathers Nursing Scholarship Fund, care of the East Texas Baptist University, Department of Nursing, 1209 N. Grove St., Marshall, Texas 75670.
(The Pantagraph)

MAURER, Peter, d. at the res. of his son, on W. Mulberry St. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 2, 1873, aged 85 years, 9 months, 9 days.

McCART, Robert Sr. d. 1001 E. Grove St. Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 12, 1873, aged 73 years.

McCLUN, Isaac B. ( Son of Hon. John E. McClun) Formerly of Bloomington, Ill. m. Jennie D. dau. of N. S. Sunderland; d. Lawrence, Kans. Dec. 27, 1878, aged 31 years.

McClure, Delmar W
HUDSON - The funeral of Delmar W. McClure, 72, of 408 S. Broadway, Hudson, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Beck Memorial Home, Hudson Chapel. The Rev. Anet Satvedi will officiate. Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery, Hudson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the memorial home chapel. He died at 9:25 a.m. Monday (Aug. 2, 1999) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, of injuries he suffered in an accident Sunday on Veterans Parkway in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or Peace Meal of Normal. Mr. McClure was born July 30, 1927, in Hudson, the son of Elmer C. and Irene M. Fuller McClure. He married Theresa S. Faughn on March 6, 1949, in Bloomington. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mary (Charles) Lobdell and Cynthia (David) Bouk, all of Hudson; and one brother, Roger McClure, Shirley. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Steven Zolfaghari, Patrick Zolfaghari, Erik Zolfaghari, Karl Bouk and Karen Bouk. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. Mr. McClure was a diesel mechanic for Central Illinois Kenworth, retiring in 1992.
(The Pantagraph)

McClure, Roger W
NORMAL - Roger W. McClure, 62, Normal, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (July 15, 2008) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Bill Vandervoort officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery, Hudson. He was born Oct. 7, 1945, in Bloomington, the son of Elmer C. and Irene M. Fuller McClure. Surviving are his sisters-in-law, Delores McClure, Bloomington, and Theresa McClure-Miller, Hudson; two nephews, Steve McClure and Randy (Julie) McClure; and four nieces, Mary Lobdell, Gayle Dwyer, Cindy Bouk and Sherri Thomson. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Delmer McClure, Harley McClure and Robert McClure; and a nephew, Gary McClure. He was an over the road trucker for many years.
(The Pantagraph)

McCONNELL, Mrs. Maggie, d. Bloomington, Ill. July 20, 1877, aged 38 years.

McCoy, John
John McCoy fell dead at Bloomington a few days ago.
[Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) March 6 1889 submitted by Nancy Piper]

McCOY, Mrs. Sarah, d. at the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. A. G. Jones, Lexington, Ill. June 1, 1871, aged 80 years. (Buried at Farmington, Ill.)

McCULLOUGH, Howard, d. at res. of his mother, in Bloomington, Ill. July 1, 1871, aged 25 years.

McDONALD, Mrs. Emily, d. Bloomington, Ill. Sept. 27, 1872, aged 64 years.

MCDONALD, Mrs. Jane, ( Dau. of Daniel Riordan, of 412 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, Ill.) d. Carondelet, Mo. April 8, 1876. [a. n. s.]

McDONALD, John, b. Scott County, Ky. July 1, 1801, settled at Bloomington Ill. 1852, d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 13, 1879, Ch. Mrs. Peter Whitmer, Mrs. Joab Brigham, Mrs. Samuel Patton.

McELHINEY, George D. Came to Bloomington, Ill. from Muskingum County Ohio, 1838; ( Postmaster, Bloomington, Ill, 1854 - '58,) d. Bloomington, Ill. Nov. 8, 1871, aged about 61 years.

McElroy, Samuel Nathan
Samuel Nathan McElroy, 26, of Plainfield, formerly of Bloomington, died Sunday (Aug. 9, 1998) at Plainfield. His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paris. His graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Stewart & Carroll Funeral Home, Paris, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the McElroy Education Fund at the Citizens National Bank or the Edgar County Bank & Trust in care of Stewart & Carroll Funeral Home, 303 E. Wood St., Paris, IL 61944. Mr. McElroy was born May 15, 1972, at Normal, the son of Kenneth and Barbara Burr McElroy. He married Emily A. Pool on Aug. 5, 1995, at Paris. She survives. Other survivors include his parents, Normal; one daughter, Madeline Anne McElroy, at home; one son, Justin Samuel McElroy, at home; three sisters, Kimberly McElroy and Susan McElroy, both of Bloomington; and Pamela McElroy, Las Vegas, Nev.; and his grandparents, Leonard and Jennie Ruth McElroy, Bloomington. Samuel will always be remembered as a loving husband and father, son, brother and friend.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

Meiss, Evelyn E Hinshaw

LEXINGTON -- Evelyn E. Meiss, 88, of Lexington, formerly of Gridley, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 28, 2006) at Heritage Manor, Normal. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home, Gridley, with Pastor Rodney Tollesen officiating. Burial will follow in Gridley Cemetery, Gridley. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before the service Wednesday at the memorial home. Evelyn was born Aug. 25, 1918, at Hudson, a daughter of Frank and Grace (Gildersleeve) Hinshaw. She married Charles Meiss on Sept. 10, 1936. He preceded her in death in September 1994. Surviving is one daughter, Connie (John) Lindenbaum, Lexington; and two sons, LeLand (Elise) Meiss, DeMotte, Ind., and Thomas (Bonnie) Meiss, Orange, Calif. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Allan (Linda) Friedman, Todd Friedman, Kelli (Gary) Shirley, Jillaine Friedman, Murphy (Lori) Meiss, LeAnn Meiss, Paula (Larry) Baker, Mechelle (Mike) Malane, and Cindy (Jason) Johnson; four step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Her parents, two brothers, three sisters, and three great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Lexington Ambulance or the donor's choice. She graduated from Normal Community High School and served several years on the Gridley Library Board. She was president of the Mother's Club for Gridley School and was an assistant 4-H leader for Gridley Girls Club. She enjoyed meeting the public and was the manager of Bean's Dry Goods store and that later became Ritters in Gridley. Evelyn found the most joy in being with her children and grandchildren and had few hobbies, but did find camping with her husband and family to be lots of fun. She looked forward to each spring and the time to plant her trademark red and white geraniums. She had a wit and sense of humor that followed everywhere she went and endeared her to all she met. In their courting days and married years, Evelyn and Charlie were known as the smoothest dancers around and people stopped to watch them gracefully glide at the old homecoming dances. In later years, she never passed up an invitation to go out to eat, although she continued to fry chicken in the old iron skillet for the family every chance she got. She and Charlie shared a fondness of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team that has now been handed down to the 4th generation as has the family memorabilia that she held dear over the years and all the clippings about descendants' accomplishments that she couldn't bear to part with. She loved her family and they loved her and will miss her dearly, but share in the joy that she found when the Lord reached down and took her hand in his to lead her to her new home in heaven.
(The Pantagraph)

McFADDEN, Mrs. John W. b. Chester County, Pa. 1841, m. at Mount Joy, Pa. d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 27, 1880. (Left 2 ch.)

McFARRAN, Richard, d. 605 S. Main St. Bloomington, Ill. about Dec. 6, 1872, aged 70 years.

McFEE, John, d. at his res. 4 miles west of Bloomington, Ill. Sept. ..., 1877, aged 40 years.

McFEE, Mrs. Mary, (Wife of John McFee,) d. at her res. 4 miles west of Bloomington, Ill. about Jan. 22, 1871. [a. n. s.]

McFERREN , Mrs. Susie P. ( Wife of J. S. McFerren ; Dau. of R. and M. Clark,) d. (Bloomington, Ill.?) .... , 187... aged 21 years.

McGRAW, Mrs. Thomas, ( Mother of Mrs. Lee Cheney and Mrs. E. K. Stahl,) d. Bloomington, Ill. March 27 1874, aged 47 years.

McINTYRE, William, d. Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 17, 1877, aged 39 years.

McKEE, William, (Editor,) Formerly of Bloomington, Ill. d. St. Louis, Mo. Dec. 20, 1879. [a. n. s.] Left widow.

McKISSON, Mrs. C. Perry, Formerly of Bloomington, Ill. Daughter of Squire Tavenner, and sister of Mrs. J. C. Nettleton, Mrs. .... Ladd, and Drake Tavenner, d. Chicago, Ill. Nov. 17, 1880, aged 43 years. Son, Harry McKisson.

McMAHON, John, d. Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 20, 1877. [a. n. s.] Left widow.

McMILLAN, David R. (Son of John McMillan,) d. Bloomington, Ill. May 14, 1875. aged 24 years.

McMILLAN, Riley, b. London, Ohio, April 15, 1851, settled at Bloomington, Ill. with his parents, 1855, d. Bloomington, Ill. May 14, 1875.

McMILLAN, Miss Carrie, d. Chenoa, Ill. March 25, 1872, aged 29 years.

McMULLEN, James, d. at the res. of his son-in-law, Wm. Elgin, near Oakley, Macon County, Ill. March 29, 1875, aged 79 years.

MERRITT, John

Died at Bloomington, Sept. 21, John Merritt, aged 67 years. Mr. John Merritt, a former resident of Henry, but for the last 10 years a resident of Bloomington, died in that city, on Sunday, Sept. 21. The funeral took place at the family residence, 727 South Main street, on the 22d ult. Mr. Sherwood S. Merritt, a nephew of the deceased from Henry, being present. The affliction to the family and friends is twofold, by reason of the fact that John Harvey Merritt, a son of the deceased, and a very promising young man died less than a week previous to his father's death; the latter, then very ill, had to be carried into his son's room, in order to take the last look of the dying boy. Mr. Merritt (the father) was born in Carmel, Putnam county, New York, February 13, 1812, moved to Henry 20 years ago, where he commenced the insurance business, which he conducted up to the time of his death. The wife and two daughters, Mrs. George A. Statley of Fairfield, and Miss Jennie Merritt, are all that are left from a large family. They have the sympathy of all in their double bereavement.
[Date: October 2, 1879; Paper: Henry Republican; Transcribed & Contributed by: Nancy Piper]

MERRITT, Mrs. Stephen, b. Orange County, N. Y. March 10, 1820, m. May 5. 1862, came to Bloomington, Ill. 1874, d. 512 East Grove St. Bloomington Ill. Oct. 18, 1879.

MERTENS, Henry, b. Germany, settled at Bloomington, Ill. 1863, d. Bloomington, Ill. May 7, 1875, aged 37 years. (Left wife and 3 ch.)

MIDDLETON, James W. b. Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, 1818, settled at Bloomington, Ill. about 1852, d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 11, 1875.

MIKEL, William, b. West Virginia, 1813, m. Catharine Warner; d. McLean County, Ill. Oct. 15, 1879. [ Ch. Mrs. Elizabeth Leech, Silvanus Mikel, Mrs. Margaret Kendall, John Mikel, Mrs. Nancy Davis, Mrs. Kate Martin, Susan Mikel, Mrs. Mary Hatfield, Andrew J. Mikel, Jacob W. Mikel, Mrs. Sallie Marteeny, William Mikel Jr., Joseph Mikel.]

MILES, Weston, d. Willow Branch Township, Piatt County, Ill. April 27 1875. "An old resident" [a. n. s.]

MILLER, Hon. James, ( State Treasurer of Illinois, 1856 to 1860,) b. Rockingham County, Virginia, May 23, 1795, settled at Bloomington, Ill. 1835 d. Bloomington, Ill. Sept. 23, 1872. Left widow and 4 ch. - 3 sons and 1 daughter . [See Family History and Biographies in Duis' 'Good Old Times ' 1874, Page 308, and Historical Encyclopaedia of Illinois, Etc.]

MILLER, James T. (Private, Capt. Thomas Hopkins' Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812.) b. Rockingham County, Virginia, Aug. 3, 1795, m. Sarah Loyd, at Orange C. H. Va. Jan. 28, 1821, d. at his res. about 2 miles s. w. of Bloomington, Ill. Nov. 3, 1874. Left widow and 12 ch. surv. 3 ch. previously dec. ( A first cousin of Hon. James Miller, also maternal great-grandfather of Milo Custer.) See "Rev. Alexander Miller" Etc.

MILLER, Joseph S. d. Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 18, 1872, aged 36 years, 8 mo's.

MILLER, Mrs. E. S. d. at the res. of her father, N. H. Cool, 209 W. Grove St. Bloomington, Ill. June 5, 1877. [a. n. s.]

MILLER, Mrs. Haywood, d. (Bloomington, Ill,?) about Feb. 27, 1875. [a. n. s. ]

MILLS, Dr. Lucius, d. Bloomington, Ill. Dec. 9, 1879, aged 65 years.

MINCH, Adam, ("An old farmer") Accidentally killed by runaway horses, near Danvers, Ill. July 17, 1880. [a. n. s.]

MINOR, Mrs. Rebecca, d. at the res. of her dau. in Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 13, 1871, aged 77 years.

MITCHELL, Mrs. George, ( Mother of Thomas F. Mitchell,) b. Ky. came to Bloomington, Ill. 1853, d. Bloomington, Ill. June 27, 1876, aged 73 years. (Husband d. Bloomington, Ill. May 12, 1867.)

MITCHELL, Samuel, d. Normal, Ill. about March 1, 1879, aged about 75 y's.

MITCHELL, William, ( Brother of E. B. Mitchell,) d. Danvers, Ill. Dec. 5, 1879, aged 62 years.

MOFFITT, Miss Eva L. (Dau. of Julius N. Moffitt,) d. Bloomington, Ill. May 10, 1875, aged 21 years, 8 months.

MONCELLE -- The Funeral Of Christina Moncelle, 50, of 805 W. Oakland Ave., Bloomington, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, the Rev. Thomas Wirsing officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. She died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 1995) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Memorials may be made to the Christina Moncelle Memorial Trust Fund. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Moncelle; two daughters, Christa Lucas and Amanda Moncelle, both of Bloomington; three brothers, Tom Archibald, Bloomington; Keith Archibald, Mesa, Ariz.; and Jon Archibald, Decatur; and one half-brother, Jim Alred, Laveen, Ariz. Mrs. Moncelle was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Bolden City, Nev., a daughter of Stanley and Christina Ahrens Archibald. She married Gerald Moncelle Jan. 5, 1964, in Lexington. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington. [The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records)

MONCELLE -- Emile Earl
COLFAX -- (PNS) -- Earl Moncelle, 72, died Wednesday morning [Apr 1955] at a hospital in Peoria. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Colfax Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ross Bracewell officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery at Bloomington. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursady at The Harper Funeral Home. He was born at Metamora Oct. 3, 1883, a son of Charles and Emma Groves [sic - Grove] Moncelle. He married Lena Lucas Feb 12, 1913, in Bloomington. He had been a farmer most of his life. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Lain, 1105 S. East St., Bloomington; Mrs. Dorothy Ficken, Colfax; Mrs. Donald Lee, Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Lloyd, Gridley; Wendelle, 1105 S. East Mulberry St., Bloomington; Roy, Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Leslie Brooks, Le Roy; six grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
[1955 - The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

MONCELLE --Harlen Eugene
LEXINGTON - Harlan E. Moncelle, 83, rural Lexington, died at 11:53 a.m. Monday (Jan. 12, 2009) at his residence. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Ray Owens officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to BroMenn Hospice, 1322 S. Main St., Normal, IL 61761. He was born May 5, 1925, in Lawndale Township, McLean County, son of Charles Leroy "Roy" and Jennie Harms Moncelle. He married Donna J. Mallory on Sept. 7, 1946, at Henderson, Ky. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Patricia (Gus) Johnson, Libertyville; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Moncelle, Bloomington; three grandchildren, Mallory, Britta and Gus Johnson; and two sisters, Viola Brooks, Normal, and Evelyn Stewart, Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael E. Moncelle; a sister, Ruth Morris; and three brothers, Henry, Eldon and Ronald Moncelle. Harlan formerly farmed in DeWitt and McLean counties and later worked for Besser Industries in Roanoke for several years prior to retirement. He was an accomplished woodworker. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lexington.
[Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]


MONCELLE -- Henry Lyle

BLOOMINGTON - The funeral for Henry Moncelle, 82, of 1507 S. Bunn St., Bloomington, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Vernon L. Oakley officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Mausoleum. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the memorial home. Mr. Moncelle died at 1 p.m. Wednesday (July 11, 2001) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec 6, 1918, in Colfax, a son of Roy and Jennie Harms Moncelle. He married Thelma Sidebottom on Feb. 23, 1945, in Chicago. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Bonita (Richard) Dogaer, Sharpsburg, Ga.; a son, Randall S. (Anita) Moncelle, Lake Elsnore, Calif.; two sisters, Viola Brooks and Evelyn Stewart, both of Bloomington; two brothers, Harlan M. Moncelle, Lexington; and Ronald Moncelle, Gridley; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. Mr. Moncelle, an Air Force veteran of World War II, was a former member of Park United Methodist Church, Bloomington, and a member of the American Legion and the Moose. He was an auto body repairman, working at Wannamacher Body Repair in Bloomington before retiring.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]


MONCELLE -- Marguerite Fernland Youle

Moncelle, Marguerite F., 11 a.m. graveside at Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]


MONCELLE --
Michael E. Moncelle, 53, of Bloomington passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 24, 2004) in Peoria. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Ray Owens officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home.
He was born Jan. 7, 1951, at Bloomington to Harlan E. and Donna J. Mallory Moncelle. He married Patricia D. Ralston on June 25, 1972, at Normal. She survives. Also surviving are his parents, Harlan and Donna Moncelle, Lexington; one sister, Patricia (Gus) Johnson, Libertyville; five nieces and nephews, Mallory, Britta and Gus Johnson, and Kristy and Scott Ralston; his mother-in-law, Elaine Ralston, Normal; one brother-in-law, Duane Ralston, Normal. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Mr. Moncelle worked for Caterpillar Inc. since August 1973. His most recent position was technical manager at the Mossville plant. He was a graduate of Lexington High School, class of 1969. He later graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign, with a degree in agricultural engineering in 1973, and he earned a master's degree in engineering from Bradley University, Peoria. He served in the Illinois National Guard from 1971 to 1977.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

MONCELLE --
Ronald I Moncelle, 68, of rural Gridley died at 12:03 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 3, 2004) at his residence. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Ray Owens officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Calvert & Musselman Funeral Home, Lexington, is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Ron was born Aug. 31, 1936, in Colfax, the son of Charles L. "Roy" and Jeannie C. Harms Moncelle. He married Patricia Ann Burr on Aug. 31, 1963, in Normal. She survives along with a daughter, Teri Colglazier of Gridley; and a son Mark (Deena) Moncelle of Lexington. He also is survived by eight grandchildren, Erica, Ashley, Stephanie, Matthew, Samantha, Joshua, Zachary and Caleb; and a great-grandchild on the way, Jayden; two sisters, Viola Brooks and Evelyn (Donald) Stewart, both of Bloomington; and a brother Harlan E. (Donna) Moncelle of Lexington. He was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers and one sister. Ron was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served as the seventh- and eighth-grade Sunday school teacher with his wife, Pat, as well as serving many years as an usher and in other areas of the church as need arose. He was a life-long resident of McLean County. Ron worked for Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus, Neb. He serviced corn and bean dryers on the east side of the Mississippi and in Cameroon, Africa, from 1960 until 1983, when he became self-employed. He continued servicing dryers until August of this year when he became ill. He was an avid outdoorsman and a farmer at heart who planted a large garden each year that provided fresh vegetables for family and friends. He also loved mowing his seven-plus acres of grassland weekly. A truly creative soul, he made many beautifully crafted wood items for family members throughout the years, as well as having a booth at the El Paso Craft Mall. His scale model wagon won an award in the Cherry Hill Woodworking Magazine and his scale model barns have brought in several thousand dollars for St. Jude through the auction in Brimfield each year. [The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (***Family Note*** Ron’s "great-grandchild on the way, Jayden” turned out to be a boy and was named Jordan Ronald Richard Webb, middle named for both his great-grandfathers / Ron also served in the US Army from 1959-1962.)

MONCELLE, Roy
July 1868 - We would like to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kind expression of sympathy shown during our recent bereavement. Your kind thoughts and deeds were greatly appreciated. Mrs. Roy Moncelle and family.
[1968 - The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]


MONCELLE, Rudolph "Rudy"

LEXINGTON - Rudy Moncelle, 86, died at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 1971, at Mennonite Hospital. He was a retired farmer in the Colfax and Chenoa areas, and formerly lived in Bloomington. He had been a resident at the Three Oaks Nursing Home the past two years. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington, with the Rev. Ralph Q. Adams officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Moncelle was born April 30, 1885 at Eureka, a son of Charles and Emma Grove Moncelle. He married Eva White Feb. 24, 1914 in Bloomington. She died July 23, 1964. Survivors include two sons, Charles A., Bloomington; Kenneth, Morton; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Mehn, Streator; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. He was a member of the Second Christian Church of Bloomington.
(Unk Newspaper - Moncelle Family Records)


MONCELLE -- Thelma I. Sidebottom

BLOOMINGTON - Thelma Moncelle, 74, of 1507 S. Bunn St., Bloomington, died at 8 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 11, 2001) at 13 Racines Circle, Sharpsburg, Ga. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Vernon L. Oakley officiating. Entombment will be in East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be for one hour before the service Tuesday at the memorial home. Mrs. Moncelle was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Louisville, Ky., a daughter of G. Thomas and Ruby Allen Sidebottom. She married Henry L. Moncelle on Feb. 23, 1945, in Chicago. He died July 11, 2001. Survivors include one daughter, Bonita (Richard) Dogaer, Sharpsburg; one son, Randall S. (Anita) Moncelle, Lake Elsinore, Calif.; two sisters, Dora Bruning, LeRoy; and Mary Ellen Terven, Philo; one brother, Robert Sidebottom, Meeker, Colo.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and had worked at General Telephone Co. as a clerk for 10 years. She had recently moved to Sharpsburg to live with her daughter. She was a former member of Park United Methodist Church, Bloomington.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]


MONCELLE --
Wendelle E. Moncelle, 67, of 502 Fifth St., Northmeadow Village, Normal, retired clothing salesman and musician, died at 1:50 a.m. yesterday (March 26, 1991) at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, where he had been a patient one week. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke Union Church, Bloomington, the Rev. Mark L. Hamner officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington. Mr. Moncelle was born Aug. 5, 1923, at Lexington, a son of Emile Earl and Lena Opal Lucas Moncelle. He married Zenith Lower March 4, 1943, in St. Louis. She died Jan. 24, 1987. Survivors include one son, H. Randall Moncelle, Crystal Lake; one brother, Lloyd Moncelle, Lexington; three sisters, Dorothy Mathers, Wichita Falls, Texas; and Shirley Lee and Gladys Fisher, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Mr. Moncelle worked as a salesman at Marben's Inc., Bloomington clothing store, for 23 years, retiring in 1985. A longtime musician in the Bloomington-Normal area, most recently playing guitar with Custer's Last Band, Mr. Moncelle was a member of Local 102 of American Federation of Musicians. He also was a member of St. Luke Union Church, the Bloomington Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 281 and the Bloomington Cursillo Community. He was an Army veteran of World War II. [The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

MONCELLE -- Zenith Vaudrine Lower
Zenith Moncelle, 59, of 502 5 th St., Northmeadow Village, Normal, died at 8:43 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 24, 1987) at Brokaw Hospital. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Metzler- Froelich Memorial Home, Dr. Roane Deckert officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Vistiation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the memorial home. She was born July 20, 1927, in Manito, a daughter of Harry and Vivia Gillespie Lower. She married Wendelle E. Moncelle March 4, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are one son, H. Randall Moncelle, DeKalb; one brother, Duane Lower, Paxton; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. She was a member of St. Luke Union Church, Bloomington. She had worked as a teletype operator for Sears-Roebuck and Co., Bloomington, for 20 years retiring in 1983. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
[26 Jan 1987 - The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

MONTAGUE, George W. d. Lincoln, Ill. May 7, 1875, aged 54 years.

MOOL, Clyde F.
GRIDLEY -- Clyde F. Mool, 90, of Gridley died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1993, at Meadows Mennonite Home in Meadows, where he had been a resident since October 1990. Born July 21, 1903, in Panola Township, Woodford County, to Samuel and Elizabeth Rhum Mool, he married Millicent C. Hughes on March 18, 1926, in Bloomington. She died March 29, 1989. One brother and two sisters also preceded him in death. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Kahle of rural Gridley; one sister, Imogene Grist of Gridley; one brother, Eugene of El Paso; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. He was a salesman for Standard Oil Corp. in Indiana for 42 years, retiring in 1968. He was mayor of Gridley from 1963 to 1977. He volunteered for Gridley Fire Department and served on the Gridley Village Board for 38 years. He was a member of First United Church of Gridley, where he served as chairman of the board. He also was a member of El Paso Masonic Lodge 246, AF&AM. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at his church. The Rev. Bruce Baker will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Froelich Memorial Home in Gridley, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery.
[The Peoria Journal Star]

MOONEY, Harvey William
Harvey W. Mooney, 75, of 608 W. Jefferson died at 2 a.m. Saturday at Brokaw Hospital. Mr. Mooney retired 10 years ago as a mechanic at Watlington Manufacturing Co. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stamper Memorial Home, with the Rev. Earl Leffelman officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Mooney was July 25, 1896, in Bloomington, the son of William and Ora Cope Mooney. He married Lena Sloan June 23, 1917, in Bloomington. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Gaylord, Glassford, and Dean, 809 N. Morris; a foster daughter, Mrs. Floyd Nicholson, Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Capodice, 1002 E. Jefferson, and Mrs. Alma Meier, 618 S. Clayton; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Mr. Mooney was a member of the United Brethren Church. [Submitted by Zachary James Evans, 2x great-grandson of Harvey W. Mooney]


MOORE, Mrs. Susanna, (Wife of William R. Moore,) d. Chenoa, Ill. May 21, 1871, aged 33 years.

MOOTS, Mrs. C. E.
Mrs. C.E. Moots, mother of Mrs. Clarence Bath of Reno, Nevada died Thursday at her home in Bloomington, Illinois it was learned here (Reno) yesterday, she was 73 years old. Mrs. Bath visited her mother in Illinois last September.
[November 28 1936, Reno, Nevada, Nevada State Journal, Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

MORGAN, Mrs. Mary E. ( Wife of Richard P. Morgan Jr. and only daughter of John H. Rutzer,) b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. July .., 1833, m. Oct. .., 1854, d. Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 18, 1877.

MORGAN, Mrs. Stephen, d. Farmer City, Ill. Nov. 16, 1877. [a. n. s.]

MORRIS, Ruth Irene Moncelle
LEXINGTON - The funeral of Ruth Morris, 85, of Lexington will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Lexington, the Rev. Ray Owens officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Musselman-Beck Funeral Home, Lexington. She died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 28, 2000) at Meadows Mennonite Home, rural Chenoa. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Lexington or Lexington Ambulance Association. She was born Dec. 7, 1914, at Colfax, the daughter of Charles LeRoy and Jennie Katherine Harms Moncelle. She married Glenn E. Morris in March 1946. He died in 1982. Survivors include two sisters, Viola Brooks and Evelyn (Don) Stewart, both of Bloomington; and three brothers, Henry (Thelma) Moncelle, Bloomington; Harlan (Donna) Moncelle, Lexington; and Ronald (Patricia) Moncelle, Gridley. Her parents preceded her in death. A homemaker, she was a Methodist and a member of First United Methodist Church of Lexington for more than 50 years. She was a member of McLean County Home Extension Association and a proud member of the Local Get-Together Club.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

MORROW, William, ( Soldier of 1812?) d. Clinton, Ill. May 5, 1875, a. 83 y's.

MOULTON, Amasa, b. Wales, Hampden County, Mass. April 7, 1817, d. Bloomington, Ill. March 8, 1878. Ch. Mrs. Sebra Barber, Cheney Moulton.

MOULTON, Christopher L
GRIDLEY - Christopher L. Moulton, 26, of 211 W. Second St., Gridley, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 7, 1995) at the scene of an auto accident on Old U.S. 66 1 miles north of Pontiac. A story is on Page A4. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Church of Gridley, the Rev. Larry Moreau officiating. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Froelich Memorial Home, Gridley. Memorials may be made to his children in care of Amcore Bank, 325 Center St., Gridley, Ill. 61744. Surviving are his wife, Nickie (Benedict) Moulton, Gridley; his mother, Dorothy Moulton, Gridley; two sons, Zachary Moulton and Jaykob Kiefer, both at home; one daughter, Jessica Kiefer, at home; two sisters, Roxanne Shawgo Smith, El Paso, and Cindy Rollins, Gridley; and three brothers, Roger Peavler, Clayton, Calif.; Willis E. and Steven L. Moulton, both of Gridley. Mr. Moulton was born June 27, 1969, in Peoria, a son of Willis W. and Dorothy Hittner Moulton. He married Nickie Benedict June 12, 1993, in Chenoa. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Moulton was a 1987 graduate of Gridley High School and attended Eastview Christian Church, Bloomington. He was a production worker at Myers Crop Center, Gridley.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

MUNSON, Mrs. Emily J. ( Wife of L. E. Munson,) d. Empire Twp. McLean County, Ill. Aug. 3, 1875. [a. n. s.]

MURPHY, Michael, d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 24, 1877, aged 80 years.

MUSCH, Mrs. Hannah, d. Bloomington, Ill. Oct. 22, 1873, aged 50 yrs. 8 ms.

MYER, Mrs. Elizabeth, (Wife of Crist. Myer,) d. Bloomington, Ill. Feb. 8, 1875, aged 34 years.

MYERS, John, ( Formerly of Vermilion County, Ill.) d. Bismark, N. D. Jan. 6, 1878, aged 71 years.

MYERS, Samuel, d. Twin Grove, McLean County, Ill. May 5, 1875, aged about 50 years. Left 6 ch. all married.


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