"G" Obituaries of Montgomery County, IL
Uncle Jim Garrett died at the home of his daughter Mrs Rosa Hall, Tuesday morning. He has been an invalid for several years. [Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, April 25, 1927 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
Butler Man Buried Yesterday
James Garrett, aged 79 years, who died at his home in Butler on Tuesday of paralysis was buried Thursday afternoon at Ware's Grove.
Mr Garrett was born in Kentucky and later moved to a farm west of Butler where he lived until about seven years ago when he moved into Butler. Mr Garrett was married to Mary Canaday and to this union three children were born, Abbie Gregg and Luther Garrett, who preceded him in death, and Rosa Hull of Butler, who made her home with her father.
Several years later, after the death of his wife, he married Miss Lillie Castleberry, who preceded him in death seven years ago. Three children of this marriage survive him. They are Owen and Tim Garrett of Butler and one sister, Mrs Susan Paden of Honey Bend; also 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, April 29, 1927 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
William Gerl, Sorento, Dead
Funeral services for William Gerl, blacksmith at Panama Mine who died at his home in Sorento, Thursday afternoon after an illness of 6 years from paralysis, were held Sunday at the Methodist church, Sorento, with the Rev. V. D. Motzer, officiating.
Interment was made at Sunnyside Cemetery where the Masonic committal service was conducted by the Donnellson Masonic Lodge of which Mr. Gerl was a member.
William Gerl was born February 5, 1870 at Highland, the son of Adam and Eva Gerl and was aged 60 years 9 months and 1 day at the time of his death. He was married May 12, 1896, to Miss Emma Pfeiffer of Highland and had resided at Panama and Sorento for many years. He was a blacksmith at the mine in Panama for a number of years and 13 years ago come to Sorento which he worked at his trade until ill health caused him to give up work. He was stricken with paralysis 6 years ago. He is survived by his wife and six children viz: Willard, Helen, Leo, Edward, Richard, and Mildred, all of Sorento. One son , Leonard, has preceded his father in death. He is also survived by two brothers, Fred and John of Mt. Olive and three sisters, Mrs. H H Wohlers of Mt. Olive, Mrs. Paul Mohme of New Douglas, and Mrs. Henry Brave of Highland, and two grandchildren. [Litchfield News Herald, Thursday, Nov. 6, 1930, Pg 6, Col 5 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
[Note: Another obituary was run in the Hillsboro Journal, Thursday, Nov. 13, Page 1, Col 4. It is almost identical to the Litchfield obit.]
Funeral Mass for Mrs Lucille C Giachetti of Gillespie will be offered Wednesday at 10 am in SS Simon & Jude Church by Rev Richard Paynic, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call after 5 o'clock this afternoon at Kravanya Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 7 pm.
Mrs Giachetti, 68 last January 22, died Saturday at 9:20 am in Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines [d. 9 NO 1985] Born in Litchfield, she was a daughter of James and Lena Kruse Kaskutas. She is survived by her husband, William of Gillespie, one son, William J Giachetti of Rolling Meadows, and three daughters, Janice A Ringling of Des Plaines, Judith K Hasterock of Chicago, and Mary Lucille Wilber of Dawson, with four grandchildren. [News Herald, 12 Nov 1985 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
Dies In New York
Mrs Florence Kruse Gorman, 41, who was reared in Litchfield died Sunday afternoon at her home in New York City, following a brief illness, Funeral services were held this morning in that city.
She was a daughter of the late John and Lena Kruse of Litchfield. Surviving her are her husband, William Gorman; a brother, Ben Kruse, of Litchfield; and two sisters, Mrs Ray Harkey of Litchfield; and Mrs James Kaskutas of Gillespie.
Mrs Gorman had been a stage actress in New York for a number of years, acting under the name of Florence Weston. [Montgomery Co News, Hillsboro, IL 29 Sep 1938 pg 1 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
Retired Trucker Died Sunday; Litchfield Rites for Ellis Green, 82
Litchfield---Ellis G. Green, 82, Litchfield, operator of Green's Trucking Service for many years, died at 12:07 pm Easter Sunday, April 7, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, where he was admitted earlier that day. Services Wednesday at Ross Funeral Home will be officiated by the Rev. Joe Justin of Union Avenue Christian church, and burial will be in Hart's Cemetery, rural Litchfield.
He was born Aug. 30, 1902, at Walshville to William Logan and Clarinda (Johnson) Green. He and Hazel Simpson of Walshville were married Jan. 26, 1922, at Hillsboro, and she died March 24, 1959. Mr. Green spent his whole life in this area and held a 50-year membership in Litchfield Moose Lodge. Surviving are a son, Glenn of Springfield, and a daughter, Mrs. John (Betty) Puccerella of Miami, FL; six grandsons; and two sisters, Connie Towell and Ivy Niemann, both of Litchfield. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Corene in 1931 as a child, Retha in infancy; two brothers, John and Alva; and four sisters, Mary Winkleman, Myrtle Heinemann, Dollie Minor, and Della Heil. [ The Montgomery County News, Hillsboro, IL, Mon, April 8, 1985 - Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Services for Ellis G. Green, 416 N. Walnut street, Litchfield, former owner of a trucking service bearing his name, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in Ross funeral home by Rev. Joseph Justin, with burial in Hart cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday between 3 and 5 pm and 7 and 9 pm.
Mr. Green, 82 last August 30, died Sunday at 12:07 pm in St. John's hospital, Springfield, where he was admitted a short time earlier. Born in Walshville, a son of the late William Logan and Clarinda Johnson Green, he attended the Walshville, Hillsboro, and Litchfield areas. On January 26, 1922, he and Miss Hazel Simpson of Walshville, were married in Hillsboro. She died 1 March 1959. Mr. Green was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose here and held a life membership there.
Surviving are a son, Glenn Green of Springfield, and a daughter, Betty, wife of John Puccerella of Miami, FL, with six grandsons, Mike, Brad, and Jay Green of Springfield, John, Tom, and Edward Puccerella of Miami, FL. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Connie Towell, and Mrs. Ivy Niemann of Litchfield.
Preceding him in death were two daughters, Lorene at the age of six years in 1931, Retha Lois, in 1926 in infancy, a brother, Alva Green, a half brother, John Green, two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Minor, Mrs Della Bell, and two have sisters, Mary Winkleman and Myrtle Heiemann. [Litchfield News Herald, Litchfield, IL, Mon, April 8, 1985 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Mrs. Ellis Green long here dies, rites Friday
Services for Mrs Hazel Irene Green, wife of Ellis G. Green, who died Tuesday night at 8:05 o'clock in her home, 1116 North Jackson street, will be Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in First Baptist church. Rev. R. W. Wallis, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in Hart Cemetery, southeast of Litchfield. Friends may call at Ross & Becker funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight. The casket will be taken to the church Friday at 12:30 p.m.
Mrs Green, 55 last Aug. 29, had been ill for the last year. She was born on a farm 4 1/2 miles east of Walshville, a daughter of Arvel and Cora Beck Simpson, and married Ellis Green at Hillsboro on Jan. 26, 1922. They went to housekeeping in Litchfield, later residing in Walshville and Hillsboro before returning here 27 years ago. Besides her husband, a son Glenn, Springfield, and a daughter, Mrs. Betty Puccerella, Miami, Fla., survive with two grandchildren, Johnny and Tommy Puccerella. A sister, Mrs Ruth Seybert of Collinsville, also survives. Preceeding her in death were two daughters, Lorene at the age of seven and Retha at 11 days. Her father died July 30, 1909; her mother on Dec. 23, 1908, and a brother, James Clarence Simpson in August of 1908.
[Litchfield News Herald, Litchfield, IL, Wed, March 25, 1959, Pg 8 C12 -- Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Green, Ermagene Lindly
Hillsboro - Funeral services were held Sunday at United Methodist Church in Hillsboro for 91 year old Erma Green. Burial was in Hart Cemetery, rural Litchfield. Patton Memorial Home in Hillsboro was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs Green died at 2:10 pm Thursday, Sep 7, 1989, at Hillsboro Hospital.
Born Oct 10, 1897, at Litchfield, she was a daughter of Eugene and Roxanna Corlew Lindly. She and Franklin Floyd Green were married Feb 21, 1918, at Walshville Christian church and he died in 1951. She had been employed from 1945 to 1966 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, during which time she had lived in Decatur, returning to Hillsboro when she retired.
She was a member of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, Women's Society of Christian Service, Home Comfort Club, national Federation of Grandmothers Club, and the Lode Star Club of Decatur.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Vernon (Irene) Washburn of Hillsboro, and Ruby Pisani of St Louis; one brother, Harry Lindly of Virden; four grandchildren including Mrs Nick (Patsey) Bourdoumis of Hillsboro; seven great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
In addition to her husband, two children preceded her in death, LaVaughn Barringer in 1973 and Dorothy Irene in infancy. One brother, two sisters, and one grandchild have died.
Memorials may be directed to Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
[unknown paper - Sep 1989 - Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Services for Mrs Grace L Green were conducted Thursday afternoon ___o'clock in Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville, by her grandson, Roger Jones with burial in Mt Auburn Cemetery.
Mrs Green, 93 last October 25, died Tuesday morning in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. She had been a resident of Fair Oaks for the last several years.
Born in Walshville Township, Montgomery county, a daughter of the late Thomas and Effie Lindly Barlow, she married Elza Green in 1908 at Hillsboro. They lived in Walshville until 1930 when they moved to Southern Illinois. In 1937, they came to Litchfield, residing here for two years before going to Smithboro.
After the death of her husband, on February 15, 1957, Mrs Green moved to Greenville. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors.
Surviving are three sons and three daughters: Raymond of Springfield, Rollo of Greenville, Dale of Fairborn OH, Marie wife of Leonard Boyd of Venice FL, Mrs Blanche Waters of Mulberry Grove, and Mrs Madge Sexton of Jackson MI, with 29 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, and 29 great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two daughters, Ruth Allen and Laverna Mae in infancy, a sister in infancy, three grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
[News Herald, Litchfield IL, Fri, 18 Nov 1983 - Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Was Killed Going to Church -- Mt Olive Lady Struck by L and M Train
Died at St Francis Hospital Shortly After the Accident - Mrs Annie Greitzar aged 40, wife of Mike Greitzar of Mt Olive, mother of six children, was struck by an L and M freight train and injured so badly that she died shortly after being brot to St Francis Hospital. Mrs Greitzar had made it a practice to attend church services every morning of the week. She was intensely religious and was no doubt absorbed in prayer as she crossed the tracks. The body was taken to Dodds Undertaking Parlors where the inquest will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow. [Litchfield Daily Union, August 18, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]
Services for Mrs L [Leona] Marie Gutherie of 1230 East Madison Place, Springfield, formerly of Raymond, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Hough Funeral Home at Raymond by Rev Warren Gardner of Jacksonville. Burial will be in Raymond city cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday night between 7 and 9 o'clock.
Mrs Gutherie, 82 last Aug 9, died Monday night at 8:05 o'clock in Passavant hospital, Jacksonville. Born in Litchfield [Aug 9 1896], a daughter of the late Charles and Hattie Lynch Harkey, she married Walter W "Stub" Gutherie in 1918 at Hillsboro. He preceded her in death. Mrs Gutherie was employed as matron at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield for 10 years. She was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church at Sorento, a member of the R N A, and First Assembly of God Church at Springfield. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Doris Freezeland of Springfield and Mrs Lois Hennings of Jacksonville with seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She also leaves a nephew, Ray M Harkey of Litchfield. [s/o H Ray and Anna T M Kruse Harkey] Preceding her in death were a daughter, Mrs Gwendolyn Grider on July 14, 1967, one great grandchild, a brother [H Ray Harkey] and a sister [Bessie Harkey Mayes Conners].
[The News Herald, Litchfield, IL, Aug 1978 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]