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Obituaries and Death Notices

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

Vail -- Clarkson Vail near Weston, McLean county, July 31, at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. W. Swendemen, Clarkson Vail, aged 84 years 11 months 21 days, father of B. C. Vail of Henry township. [August 9, 1877; Paper: Henry Republican; Sub. by Nancy Piper]

Vance -- Eva Mae Vance passed away Monday (Sept. 22, 2008) at her home of six months, Ingham Regional Medical Facility in Okemos, Mich. She formerly resided at Delta Retirement Center since 2001. Mrs. Vance is to be cremated and interred in Batavia. Their will be no service in Lansing. The Eastern Star of Batavia will perform graveside services for the family at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing, Mich. Mrs. Vance was born Jan. 26, 1919, daughter of August Christian and Estella Myrtle Schultz in Bloomington. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1936. She married Guy Pugh Vance Jr. in 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa. Eva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was employed as an accounting clerk at Eureka Williams Corp. in Bloomington and later at Roland's Department Store in Bloomington. She and Mr. Vance moved to Rockford in 1966, where she was employed as a manager for Bergner's Department Store, and they later moved to Batavia. It was in Batavia where she became employed by Geneva Community Hospital as assistant to the dietitian. Subsequent to her retirement, she worked as a hospital volunteer and docent at the newly constructed hospital, renamed Delnor Community Hospital. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Fox Valley Chapter No. 265 O.E.S., located in Batavia, and the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Surviving are her children, Jacqueline Sue Vance, Lansing, Mich.; Richard Guy Vance, Tacoma, Wash., her grandchildren, Richard Stewart, Tamberlyn Young; her great-grandchildren, Austin, Justin and Valarie Young of Lansing, Mich.; Michael John and Elizabeth (Carey) Young; her great-grandchildren, Andrew Guy and John Charles of West Bend, Wis.; and Stephen Vance and Melissa Young; great-grandchildren, Scott Vance and Christopher Ivan Young, Lansing, Mich.; her sister, Margaret Williams, Hillcrest, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews. Eva Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Guy Pugh Vance Jr. in 1999; her siblings, Carl, Elizabeth, Eugene, Vera and Raymond. Memorials may be made in Eva's name to the Guy Vance Scholarship Fund, in care of the Fox Valley Masonic Lodge., Chapter No. 265. O.E.S., 28 N. Van Nortwick, Batavia, IL 60510. A special thank you to Marti, Pam, Terri, Heather, Mary, Beatrice and all the staff in North Blue at Ingham Regional Medical Facility, Okemos, Mich. Our "little Eva" will be remembered for her beautiful red hair and gorgeous blue eyes, her spunk and tenacity, and her courageous battle to live with macular degeneration and having to give up all those things in which she excelled and loved: bowling (city champion), golf, bridge, bingo and finally, her cat, Fluffy. Most of all, we remember her love for us. [The Pantagraph - Bloomington, Illinois]

Vandoorn, John K. (G. W. S. Ill. Good Templars,) d. Quincy, Ill. 5/4/1875, a. 60 y.

VanPelt, Mrs. Agnes, b. Highland Co. Ohio, m. Jacob VanPelt, d. at res. of her dau. Mrs. Jason Shipley, Normal, Ill. 1/18/1879, a. 67 y. Ch. Charles VanPelt, Isaac VanPelt, Mrs. Jason Shipley.

VanPelt, Mrs. Anzoletta, d. Normal, Ill. 6/23/1878, a. 80 y.

VanSchoick, David, b. Monmouth Co. New Jersey, 1797, m. 1824, moved to Franklin Co. Ohio, 1837, to Dayton, Ohio, 1840, to B. 1866, d. B. 1/28/1874. Left 8 ch. - 4 sons, 4 daus.

Veatch, Mrs. Lottie E. (Wf. of W. A. Veatch,) d. (B.?) 5/27/1878

Vogelgesang, Mrs. Louisa, d. (B.?) 1/13/1872, a. 70 y. 8 ms 24 ds.

Von Eisner -- Don von Eisner, brother of the late Marie Litts, died recently at Bloomington, aged twenty-six years. He was known as a musician throughout the United States, and was leader of the Fourth Regiment Band of Bloomington. He had traveled extensively as a cornet soloist. [January 31, 1890, Ava Advertiser].

Von Eisner, Hugo, (Ftr. of Marie 'Litta' Von Elsner,) b. Germany d. B 7/7/1878, a. abt. 50 y.

Vrooman, Charles, d. at res. of Jacob Vrooman, 602 Seminary Ave. B. 4/30/1880.


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