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



Naffsinger, Christopher, d. B. 3/24/1880, a. 28 y.


Nafziger, Iris D. Wick
LEXINGTON - Iris D. Nafziger, 78, Mesa, Ariz., died Thursday (Sept. 18, 2008) at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa. A private memorial will be at a later date at the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington. Mrs. Nafziger was born Jan. 31, 1930, at the family farm south of Lexington, a daughter of Elvin H. and Retta Beasley Wick. She married Ray Nafziger on May 14, 1948, in Bloomington. Surviving are two nieces, Jeanene (Roger) Payne, Lexington, and Jean (Bob) Nesbit, Goleta, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Shirley (Wick) Newberry, also of Lexington. She is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers, Ora M. Wick and Elvin M. Wick Waldie. Elvin L. Wick, a nephew, also preceded her. Iris attended Lexington schools before graduating from Bloomington High School in 1948. Due to her husband's health problems, they moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1960, where Iris worked as a secretary at Motorola for 33 years. Ray and Iris loved camping and traveled all over the United States, enjoying many adventures. After Ray's death, Iris continued to travel in her motor home across country to visit family in Illinois and California. Over the years, her pets also played such an important part of her life. Thanks to the wonderful care given during the last year by the staff of a group of healthcare professionals, she was able to stay in her home and continue to enjoy her cat and dog.
[The Pantagraph - Bloomington, Illinois]


Nason, Benjamin W.
Benjamin W. Nason, Bloomington, for 25 years justice of the peace and active in Republican politics, died here, 75 years old.
[Friday, Nov. 21, 1913, Ste. Marie Tribune, Jasper County, IL, submitted by K. Torp]


Nason, E. L. std. at B. abt. 1860, d. B. 9/6/1875, a. abt. 50 y.


Neal, Mildred Louise Sutton
M. Louise Neal, 72, of 1313 W. Elms St., Bloomington, died at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday (April 22, 1997) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Her funeral will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Thomas Wirsing officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include three daughters, Judith Webb, Bloomington, Carolyn R. Webb, Albion; and Marilyn K. Otto, Normal; one foster daughter, Maria Diaz, Peoria; and 10 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include four sons-in-law, Richard R. Webb, Albion; Tim Webb, Bloomington; Bruce Otto, Normal; and Rigo Diaz, Peoria; three grandsons, Richie Webb Jr., Fairbury; David T. Adams III, Bloomington; and Johnathan R. Adams, Bloomington; four granddaughters, Trisha K. Webb, Albion; Vernonica L. Duvall, Albion; Erica B. Otto, Normal; and Michele Pulliam, Graymont; and two foster grandsons, Phillip Diaz and Andy Diaz, both of Peoria. She was born April 17, 1925, in Woodford County, a daughter of William Howard and Arabelle Nash Sutton. She married Calvin Raymond Neal Dec. 16, 1944, at Lexington. He died June 7, 1980. One infant daughter, five sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records)


Nelson, Marcus, d. ( B.?) abt. 6/23/1875.

Neuerberg, Jacob, d. at res. cor. Clay & Madison Sts. B. 1/28/1877, a. 32 y.

Neuerberg, Mrs. Christina, (Wf. of J. H. Neuerberg,) d. B. 8/11/1874, a. 36 y.

Nevin, Mrs. Margaret, ( Wf. of Luke Nevin,) d. B. 8/10/1874.

Nevin, Mrs. Patrick, d. ( B.?) 1/24/1879, a. 30 y .

Nevin, Mrs. Peter, d. B. 5/1/1874, a. 76 y .

Nevin, Peter, d. B. 5/1/1874, a. 76 y .

Newell, Samuel, d. Decatur, Ill. 3/24/1875, a. 30 y.

Newton, Henry, b. Va. 1790, std. in McL. Co. 1844, d. at res. of his son, nr. Covel, Ill. 3/9/1875.

Newton, Mrs. Martha, [ Wf. of Henry Newton, Dau. of David Haggard, m. 1st, ... Routt,] b. 1795, d. at res. of her son, nr. Covel, Ill. 2/12/1871 . [See Haggard Genealogy.]

Niccolls, John T. ( Fmr. of B. Son of John Niccolls,) b. Westmoreland Co. Pa. 1840, m. Lucinda Hardman, 1857, d. at res. of his Ftr. on S. Water St. K. C. Mo. 10/3/1880. Dau. Mrs. Howard Green.

Noble, Mrs. Jane, ( Mtr. of Richard Noble, Mtr.-in-law of Vance Custer,) d. Danville, Ill. 12/.../1875, a. 66 y.

Norwood, Vernon Dean
CARLOCK - V. Dean Norwood, 70, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Lacon and Carlock, died Thursday (April 20, 2000). There are no services planned. He will be cremated. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Venice, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 600 S. Federal, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60605; or Lacon-Sparland Ambulance, Lacon, IL 61540. Mr. Norwood was born June 18, 1929, in Remington, Ind., the son of Wilbur and Florence Norwood. He married Sharon Krowlek on June 14, 1974. She survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Paula (Charles) Sleevar, LeRoy; Donna (Dennis) Madison, Tampa, Fla.; and Deena (Mark) Moncelle, Lexington; one stepson, John (Tammy) Cowell, Gibson City; one stepdaughter, Amy (Tony) Sloan, Lacon; and 10 grandchildren. His parents and a grandson preceded him in death. Dean and his father operated Lacon Feed Store for many years. He retired from BF Goodrich, where he worked as a chemical operator. He was a member of Venice American Legion Post 159; Bradenton Elks Lodge 1511; and Bradenton Eagles 3171. Dean served in the Army during the Korean War.
[Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

V. Dean Norwood, 70, Bradenton and formerly of Venice, died April 20, 2000. He was born June 18, 1929, in Remington, Ind., and came to this area 14 years ago from Lacon, Ill. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a retired chemical operator for B.F. Goodrich. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 0159, Venice, and the Bradenton Elks and Bradenton Eagles Aerie 3171. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three daughters, Paula Sleevar of Le Roy, Ill., Donna Madison of Tampa and Deena Moncelle of Lacon; a stepdaughter, Amy Sloan of Lacon; a stepson, John Cowell of Gibson City, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren. No services are scheduled. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is in charge. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune] (Moncelle Family Records)


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