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Henry Kelch
Henry W. Kelch, of Kansas st., died Saturday in St. Francis hospital.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Boland mortuary and at St. Bernard's Catholic church, in charge of the Rev. Aubert Off of Oldenburg, Ind., a cousin. 
Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
Self employed as a carpenter, he retired in 1935. He was born at Wyoming May 5, 1870, a son of Adam and Mary Schaub Kelch. he was a member of St. Bernard's church and the men's club of that perish. His wife, the former Catherine Lang whom he married at Metamora, April 11, 1890 died June 20, 1934.
Surviving are two daughters, Veronica Kelch at home and Mrs. Anna Gardner of Peoria; two brothers, Anthony W. Kelch of Peoria and John L. Kelch of Joliet; 
17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four brothers: Wendell and Jacob of Corinth, IA, and Daniel of Edward, IL and an only aunt, Sister M. Charitas of Oldenburg.
[Sun.,  June 29, 1952, Journal Star, B8- C. Horton 2007] 

Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, Peoria Journal Star, B4

Name: Donald L. KELLY
City: Peoria
Age: 62
Death: Sun., Aug. 29, 1999, Fondulac Woods Nursing Home, E. Peoria (Tazewell Co.)
Birth: Oct. 18, 1936, Bradford
Father: Leo
Mother: Harriet Williams
Marriage: Roberta Brown, May 24, 1974, Peoria
Preceded in Death:
Survivors: Wife, 2 step-daughters, 2 step-sons, 3 granddaughters, 10 nieces and nephews
Funeral Home: Wright & Salmon Mortuary
Burial: John's Cemetery, Bradford
Picture: Yes
Military: Army Veteran

Submitted by: Nancy French Crosno
LUCILLE I.(MILLER) KIEFER, 79, of 2010 W. Ann St, Peoria died 9 Apr 1987 at Methodist Medical Center. She was born 18 Apr 1907 in Peoria to James J. and Cora Wolstenholm Miller, she married Robert F. Kiefer 6 July 1929 in Galesburg (Knox), Il. He survives. Also surviving is one daughter Mrs. Carter (Joyce) Clayton of Peoria; two sisters, Thelma Storry and Garnet French both of Peoria. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Davidson-Fulton Western Chapel/Parkview Cemetery.

Sunday, August 16, 1998, Peoria Journal Star, Page B4 - ch


WEST PEORIA- Cleo R. KRAUSE, 81, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. 
Born Feb.27, 1917, in Peoria to William M. and Ida C. LEO MILLER, she married Harold R. KRAUSE, on June 18, 1939, in Peoria. 
He died, Jan. 31, 1988, in Peoria.

She was member of Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. 
Davison- Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

See original obit. for further info.

Obituary of Gertrude A. Kaiser Parsons Kaufman

Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, June 12, 1999

Gertrude A. Kaufman

CONGERVILLE - The funeral for Gertrude A. Kaufman, 92, of Congerville  will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eureka Church of the Nazarene. Pastor H. Gordon Barrick will officiate.  Burial will be in Olio Cemetery, Eureka. 
Visitation will be for one hour before the service Tuesday at the church. Mrs. Kaufman died at 10:32 a.m. Thursday (June 10, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Memorials may be made to her church.

She was born June 17, 1906, at Peoria, a daughter to Theodore and Grace Kaiser and was raised by her foster parents, Joe and Faye Kennedy. 
She married Dale Parsons on June 17, 1923, at Deer Creek. He died June 11, 1957. She later married Ervin R. Kaufman on Feb. 27, 1959, at Kahoka, Mo. He died Oct. 9, 1986. She is survived by a son, Charles Parsons, East Peoria; three daughters, Roxie Pittman, Astoria; Margaret Kaufman, Congerville; and Irma Jean Ioerger, Peoria; five step-children;  10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Mrs. Kaufman was a charter member of the Eureka Church of the Nazarene.
submitted by Sara Hemp

Obituary of Eunice Bucher Schmitt Keim

Peoria Journal Star, June 10, 2004

Eunice Keim

METAMORA - Eunice Bucher Keim, 91, formerly of 1011 E. Madison St., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Snyder Village.
Born June 15, 1912, in Astoria to Cyrus and Mable Miller Bucher, she married Carl D. Schmitt on June 15, 1933, in Canton. He died Nov. 26, 1961. 
She married Howard H. Keim Jr. on Dec. 19, 1970, in Metamora. He died Jan. 18, 1999.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. 
Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy "Dotty" (and Don) Evans of Mossville; four stepdaughters, Rowan Daggett of Leesburg, Ind., Nancy Lengel of McPherson, Kan., Lois Keim of Michigan City, Ind., and Julia  Smith of New Buffalo, Mich.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred "Mid" Foutch of Astoria.

She worked for PJS Publications, retiring in 1970. She was a member of Church of the Brethren in Peoria. 
A memorial service will be at a later date. Her body was donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois. Arrangements are by Snyder Village. 
Arrangements are by Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Snyder Village.

Metamora is in Tazewell County
Submitted by Sara Hemp

Funeral services for James P. Kellaney,68, of 1091 26th St., Des Moines, IA who died Monday at St. Francis hospital will be held at Des Moines.
Mr. Kellaney was stricken while he and his wife were visiting their daughter, Mrs. John R. Bailey of 808 E. Arcadia Ave.. He traveled as a salesman of food products. 
Born July 4, 1886, in Holbrook, IA., he was a son of Michael and Mary CURRY KELLANEY and married Mary Washington at Anamosa, IA., May 4, 1918. 
He was a Navy veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife and daughter.

Peoria Journal Star Aug. 3, 1954 [C. Horton -2009]

Christian Kauf
August 3, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican 
At Chillicothe, July 26, of consumption, Christian Kauf, aged about 56 years. 
[submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]

Mrs. Martha Kohl

Mrs. Martha Kohl, 87, widow of Frank Kohl and a resident here the greater part of her life, died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Hanson, 2708 North Adams street. 
Se was born in Hanover, Germany, Feb 8, 1859, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Peters, and married Mr. Kohl in Peoria in 1884. He died in Chicago Nov. 21, 1933.
Surviving are a son, Gottlieb Kohl of Peoria; three daughters, Miss Margaret Kohl and Miss Martha O'Hearn of Chicago, and Mrs. Hanson of Peoria; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m Friday at the Wilton mortuary with the Rev. Oscar F. Jones of Madison Avenue Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary Thursday afternoon and evening. 
Obituary of Martha Kohl, Thursday July 18th, 1946, The Peoria Journal, Pg. 20:

Services Today For Mrs. Kohl

Mrs. Martha Kohl, a resident of Peoria the greater part of her life, died at 9:10p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Hanson, 2708 North Adams street. She was the widow of Frank Kohl.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Peters, she was born Feb. 8, 1859, in Hanover, Germany. In 1884 in Peoria she married Mr. Kohl, who died Nov. 21, 1933, in Chicago.
Survivors include one son, Gottlieb Kohl, Peoria; three daughters, Miss Margaret Kohl and Miss Martha O'Hearn, both of Chicago; and Mrs. Hanson, Peoria; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The Rev. Oscar F. Jones of the Madison Avenue Methodist church will officiate at funeral services to be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Wilton Mortuary. Interment will be held in Lutheran cemetery. 
Wed. Nov 22, 1933, The Peoria Star:
[Submitted 2011 by Donna Wise]

Former Resident Dies in Chicago; Rites to be Here

Foltje "Frank" Kohl, former resident of Peoria, for about 50 years died at the home of his daughter, Miss Margaret Kohl in Chicago, Tuesday morning at 9:45 o'clock, He was 72 years old.
Mr. Kohl and his wife had made their home with their daughter since October, 1932. Mr. Kohl was born in Momberg, Germany, June 11, 1861, son of Gottlieb and Irene Kohl. He was an iron foundry employee here.
Surviving are his widow, Martha Peters Kohl, whom he married in this city; the following children, Gottlieb Kohl, Mrs. Fred Radespiel, Mrs. Alton Hanson and Mrs. J. A. O'Hearn, Peoria, and Margaret Kohl of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Killius, Peoria, and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wilton Mortuary, Rev. E. T. Munns officiating. Interment will be in Lutheran cemetery 

From the Peoria Journal Star, Sunday May 29, 1966, pg. B-2:
[Submitted 2011 by Donna Wise]

Gottlieb Kohl

Gottlieb F. Kohl 80, of 2718 W. Trewyn Ave., Apt 188, died at 8 a.m. yesterday at St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient one day.
He was born in Peoria Oct. 24, 1885, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kohl, and married Josephine Royster, who died 11 years ago. A molder, he last was employed at the South Side Foundry. He was a member of the Molders Union. Local 178, and the Construction Laborers Union, Local 165.
Surviving are two sons. Norman T. and Harold Kohl Sr., both of Peoria; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Katherine Hople of Peoria; two sisters, Miss Margaret and Miss Martha Kohl, both of Chicago; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Boland Mortuary, with the Rev. James M. Fitzgerald of St. Mark's Catholic Church officiating,. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the mortuary after 5 p.m. Monday. 

From the Peoria Journal Star, dated Monday Feb 24, 1954, pg. A-5
[Submitted 2011 by Donna Wise] 

September 12, 1878 
Died At Peoria, Sept. 8, of bilious fever, Bettie, aged 16 years, daughter of Dr. E. H. Keith, formerly of this city.
[Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy 2011]

Peoria Journal Transcript, Friday, March 9, 1945 pg. 16

JOHNSON, Samuel- 
Samuel L. Johnson, 71, formerly of 105 Overland Ave., a retired Stock broker, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday. 
He was a native of Norway and was born in that county April 12,1873. 
Surviving is a niece Mrs. A.W. WOOD, of Dayton, Ohio. 
Mr. Johnson will be removed tonight from Gauss mortuary to Oak Ridge abbey, Hillsdale, IL for cremation rites.

Sunday, August 16, 1998, Peoria, IL - Journal Star, Page B4 [ch]


PEORIA- Scott R. JOHNSON, 37, of Madison, Wis., formerly of Peoria, died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at his residence. 
Born April 25, 1961, in Peoria, to Robert D. and Elizabeth BROOKE JOHNSTON, he married Chikako TATSUNO on March 21, 1987.

A 1979 graduate of Peoria's Central High School. Cress Funeral Services in Madison is in charge of arrangements.

Herman Johnson
December 25, 1994, Peoria Journal Star, P. C14
Herman P. Johnson, 81, of rural Hanna City died at 5:23p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.Born Dec. 8, 1913, in Logan Township to Bennett and Folena Campen Johnson, hemarried Grace Cramer on May 23, 1935 in Peoria. She died May 23, 1982 in Peoria.He later married Marguerite Hibbs on Aug. 23, 1985, in Kentucky. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Linda) Volkmar of Peoria; one step- son,Bill Russell of Chandlerville; two sisters, Freda Stuaan of Peoria and Eileen Tincher of Stoughton, Wis.; one brother, Arthur L. Johnson of Peoria; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and nine step- great-grandchildren.Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. John Lutheran Church inBartonville, the Rev. Mark Boorsma officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.Tuesday at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel and one half-hour before services atthe church. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Associationor the Rev. Jay Johnson Mission Fund in care of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Donated by: Londie Benson © Sept. 2000.

Obituary of Helen Louise Moore MacArthur Johnson [sh]
Peoria Journal Star, November 17, 1995, Page: C8
   PEORIA - Helen Louise Johnson, 85, of Miami since 1993, formerly of  Peoria and Rushville, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1995, at her home.
   Born Nov. 7, 1910, in Rushville to Timothy and Bess Hall Moore, she married M. Don MacArthur in 1941. She later married Francis Johnson in 
Peoria. He preceded her in death.
   Also surviving are one sister, H. Aileen Boehm of Rushville; one brother, Vail H. Moore of Paxton; five nephews; and one niece.
   She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1933 with degrees in English and history. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the 
University of Illinois. She worked at the U of I's exhibit at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
   She then began traveling as a representative for her women's fraternity, Alpha Gamma Delta. In 1935, she began as a ready-to-wear 
buyer for Robeson's Department Store and Carson, Pirie Scott & Co. in Chicago. She then worked for Round the Clock Hosiery Co. in New York City.
   She was a member of the Peoria Journal Star Advisory Board, the Crippled Children's Society and the Peoria Historical Society. She and 
her second husband lived in Peoria until 1968 and moved to Morton. There, they were among the founders of Morton Presbyterian Church. After 
retiring in 1974, she moved back to Rushville and then moved to Edgewater, Fla., in 1982. In Florida, she was involved with the relief 
efforts to bring food and supplies to war refugees and orphans in El Salvador.
   She was active with the National Republican Organization and was  listed in "Who's Who" for many years. She was a member and former State 
of Illinois regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was  a member of Daughters of the War of 1812. She was a member of First 
Presbyterian Church in New Smyrna Beach. 
   Cremation has been accorded. Services will be in Rushville at a later date. Arrangements are by Baldwin-Hughey Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach.

Obituary of John William Jones
died: October 1, 1911
unknown paper, possibly Rushville Times, Schuyler Co., IL, October 5, 1911
Death Came Suddenly; John W. Jones of Peoria Was Found Dead in His Bed on Sunday Morning 
   John L. Sweeney received a telegram on Sunday announcing the sudden death of his brother-in-law, John W. Jones of Peoria, and he left on the 
noon train for that city to attend the funeral.  Mr. Jones was known to many of the older residents of Rushville, who will be interested in the 
following sketch of his life from the Peoria Star.
   At his residence, 1525 North Madison Avenue, early Sunday morning, John William Jones entered into rest at the ripe old age of seventy-nine 
years, and by his death Peoria lost a citizen honored and honorable, widely known and generally beloved.
   The death was very sudden.  The heart, weakened by age and a life whose many activities had been prolonged far beyond the point at which 
most men relinquish the cares of business life, had at least proved unequal to the strain upon it, and while he slept his spirit slipped 
into the shadows of the great beyond.  When Yesterday morning members of  the family to whom he had said his usual cheery good night a few hours 
before, went to call him they found him dead with a smile on his face so serene and peaceful that even in the midst of their grief they could 
only give thanks thay death had come to him in such a gentle and tender guise.
   John William Jones was born in Greensboro, Green County, Pennsylvania, on September 18, 1832.  He came of fine old Scotch-Welsh 
stock and his ancestors were distinguished in American history.  His grandfather, Captain Jones, was a personal friend of General Lafayette, 
and established the first glass factory in the middle west.
   In 1846 the family left Pennsylvania and John William Jones, then a boy of fourteen, accompanied them to Cincinnati.
   In 1851 they came to Peoria and settled here.  Mr. Jones was of usually energetic and ambitious temperament and at once became prominent 
in the business world of this of this section.  With W. S. Gregg he established one of the largest dry goods stores in this section of the 
state.  The store was of unique character for those being called Oak Hill, and with the historic building in which it was situated, near the 
intersection of Franklin and Adams Street, which was torn down a few years ago, is well remembered by the older residents of this city.
   Later he went to Havana, IL where he also engaged in the dry goods business, and in business until three years ago, when the increasing 
infirmities forced him to retire.  At that time he was persuaded by his family to consult a physician who discovered the weakness of the heart, 
which eventually caused his death, and ordered him to abstain from any exertion and excitement as far as it was possible to do so.  Change of 
climate being also recommended by his medical adviser, Mr. Jones spent two winters in the far west, finding both benefit and pleasure in the sojourn in Arizona.
His last years, were blessed far beyond the usual lot.  He retained his faculties unimpaired to the very last and his interest in life and the 
times in which he lived, together with his broad sympathies and keen insight, made him a most delightful companion.  In February last he and 
his wife celebrated their golden wedding, the day being brought to the happiest close by a dinner given by their son, Charles S. Jones, in 
their honor, at which Mr. Jones presided with the keenest zest and enjoyment.  On Saturday he was in his usual health and spirits and there 
was nothing in his appearance or actions to indicate that the end of his long and well lived life was so close at hand.
   Mr. Jones was married in February 1861 to Miss Elizabeth Sweeney, of  Rushville, the marriage proving an unusually happy one.  He is survived 
by his wife, two sons, Charles S. Jones, the well known broker of this city; Robert S. Jones, a prominent businessman of Minneapolis, and one 
daughter, Mrs. Boniface, living in Peoria.
   The deceased was a life-long member of the Baptist Church, and died as he had lived strong in his faith of his fathers.
   Altogether, he was a fine type of American citizen, doing his part in every relation of life bravely and conscientiously, meeting death at 
last with splendid faith, courage and optimism. 

Peoria Star Monday, January 1, 1940

Albert Johnstone Dies; Final Rites To be Wednesday

Last rites for Albert M Johnston, 71, retired carpenter living here for the last 30 years will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gauss mortuary. 
Burial will be in Parkview cemetery.

Mr. Johnstone died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the residence 400 West Marietta avenue, Peoria Heights after an illness that dated from a paralytic stroke six years ago. He was born in St. Lawrence county New York, March 3, 1868, and was married to Miss Alma Arons Oct, 24, 1893 in Cumberland Wis.

An active Mason. Mr Johnstone hold memberships in Peoria lodge No 15,  A. F. And A. M; Peoria council, Chapter No 7,  Royal Arch Masons;  
Peoria Commandery No 3,  Knights Templar;  Mohammed temple Shrine and Peoria consistory. He was a member of the Lutheran church

Surviving are bessides his widow are a son Myron H. Johnstone of Chicago and several brothers and grandsons.

submitted 2008 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Peoria Star Monday,April 17 1961 Sec. B-5

Mrs Johnstone, Ex Peorian Dies Aged 91

Mrs Alma Johnstone, 91 a former Peorian, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Illinois Masonic Hospital at Sullivan, Ill. Where she had lived for 20 years. 
Born June 2. 1869. She was the daughter of Alfred and Eva Wennersten Poukey. She married Albert Myron Johnstone who died here Dec.31. 1939.

Surviving are two grandsons. Major H. Johnstone Jr., with the U.S. Army in Anchorage, Alaska and Harley Johnstone of Glenburnie, Md: 
three nieces all of Peoria. Misses Virginia, Lillian and Mabel Arons; and three nephews all of Peoria, Leslie, Robert and Elmer Arons. A son Myron H. Died oct. 30. 1958.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Masonic Home in Sullivan. Ill. 
Graveside rites and interment will be held at Parkview Memorial Park at 2 p.m. tomorrow. 
Local arrangements are by the Cumberford-Endsley Memorial Home.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Peoria Star, Wednesday, April 27, 1910

Death, Yesterday Afternoon, of Mrs. Hilma Poukey Johnson

At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mrs. Hilma Poukey Johnson, wife of Carl Johnson, closed her eyes in the sleep eternal.

She was born April 12, 1883, at Camby, Minnesota, and on October 5, 1904, was united in marriage to Carl Johnson in this city. 
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss two children, Edwin, age two and one-half years, and an infant son born last Saturday, also her parents Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Poukey; two sisters,
Esther Poukey and Alma Johnstone, and four brothers, Eric of this city, Herbert and Axel of Cumberland, Wis., and James of Lake Nebagamon, Wis. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday, April 29, from the residence, 603 Fishgate Street. Interment will be in Springdale Cemetery.

And the other article (same issue of the newspaper):

JOHNSON, Hilma Poukey, beloved wife of Carl Johnson, Tuesday, April 26th, 1910, at 4:00 p.m. at the residence, 603 Fishgate Street, age 27 years.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, from the above residence. Interment in Springdale cemetery. Friends invited.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 16, 2007

Deceased Name: JOHNSON, JAMES O.

James O. Johnson, 77, U.S. Air Force Veteran of Korean War, of Matteson formerly of Tinley Park and Homewood, beloved husband of Sharon Johnson; father of Kimberly Rea, Brian Ward, 
Robin Bailey, Catherine, Meredith and Paula Johnson; cousin of David and Paul Johnson; grandfather of Amanda, John, Brenna and Tyler; great-grandfather of Nevin.  
Lifelong friend of William Boetticher. Retired financial manager with AT&T. Former owner of AE Johnson Electric of Homewood. Former member and Past President of Homewood Rotary. 
Past President of the Homewood Library. Former Board member of the Homewood School District #153 and an Elder for the 1st Presbyterian Church of Homewood. 
Visitation Sunday March 18, 2 to 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home,18022 Dixie Hwy. in Homewood. 
Funeral Service Monday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Assn. or Cancer Society.  submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Chicago Tribune (IL) - January 12, 1962

Deceased Name: Mabel B. Johnson

Mabel B. Johnson of Homewood, Ill., beloved wife of Arthur Sr.; loving mother of Sgt. Arthur E. Jr. in England and James O. of Homewood; fond sister of Mrs. Helene Pingara of Crystal Lake, Ill.; grandmother of seven. Resting at Cordt Colonial Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie hwy., Homewood. 
Visitation Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Services Friday, 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian church, Homewood. Interment Oak Lawn cemetery.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 12, 1964 (Thursday)

Deceased Name: Arthur E. Johnson Sr.

Arthur E. Johnson Sr., late of Homewood, beloved husband of the late Mabel B.; dear father of Arthur E. Jr. and James O.; fond brother of Edna Odle, William L.; Geoffrey, Orrell, and Harold D.; 
eight grandchildren. Resting at Cordt-Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie hwy., Homewood after 11 a.m. Thursday until noon Friday. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday to First Presbyterian church, Homewood. Interment Oak Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donation to Building Fund of First Presbyterian church. SY 8-0331.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Chicago Tribune (IL) - January 15, 1966 (Saturday)

Deceased Name: Harold D. Johnson

Harold D. Johnson, late of Homewood, Ill., husband of Ruth; father of Paul and David; grandfather of Paul; brother of

Mrs. Edna Kwiatkowski of Lake Village, Ind., William L. of L. A., Geoffrey of Peoria, Ill., Orrel of Chgo. and the late Arthur E. Johnson; uncle of James Johnson. Member of Ill. & So. Sub. Pharm. Assn.; Neighbor lodge, No. 1169, A. F. & A. M., and Walter Burns post, No. 8077, V. F. W. Resting at the Tews Funeral Home, 18320 Dixie highway, Homewood, after 2 p.m. Friday. 
Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment private. SY 8-5300.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL)-September 17, 2002

PEORIA - Elizabeth E. Johnson, 75, of Peoria died at 11:37 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Feb. 2, 1927, in Peoria to Eli and Edna Kessler Stumetz, she married Roland Johnson on March 30, 1956, in Peoria. 
He died Jan. 3, 1988. She also was preceded in death by one daughter and one sister.

Surviving are three sons, Roland Jr. of Peoria, Victor (and Michelle) of Bartonville and Vincent of East Peoria; two daughters, Bonnie (and Barry) Harmon of Sparland and Rolanda (and Timothy) Jenkins of Peoria; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six brothers, Donald (and Evelyn) Stumetz of El Cajon, Calif., Edward (and Mary) Stumetz of Chula Vista, Calif., Daniel (and Sally) Stumetz of Seattle, Phillip Stumetz of San Diego, Calif., John (and Martha) Stumetz of La Habra, Calif., and David Stumetz of Peoria; and two sisters, Rosalie Greene of Turlock, Calif., and Delores (and Kenneth) Webster of East Peoria. 
She was a member of Twelve Oaks Community Church. 
Services will be at noon Thursday at Cumerford-Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home, 428 W. McClure Ave., where visitation will be two hours before services. 
Orville Sauder will officiate. 
Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Peoria Journal Star Tuesday January 5, 1988 D 7

Roland Johnson Sr.

Roland D Johnson Sr. 54, of 2010 N Lehman Road for the past 22 years died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at his home. 
Born March 1, 1933 in Dunlap to Geoffrey V. And Josephine M. Schiefer Johnson, he married Elizabeth Stumetz March 30, 1956 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Roland D Jr., Victor and Vincent all of Peoria; three daughters, Mrs. Valerie Pauli of Dallas, mrs Barry (Bonnie) Harmon of Sparland and Rolanda Johnson of Peoria; seven grandchildren; four brothers Kenneth, Bruce and Arthur all of peoria and Fred of Mossville; and two sisters, Mrs Ed (Mary) Simpson of Altus Okla., and Mrs Bill (Shirley) Miller of Peoria. 
His parents and two brothers proceded him in death.

An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a superintendent of Springdale Cemetery for 39 years.

He was a member of the Teamsters Union, serving as steward at the cemetery. 
Services will be at 1. p.m. Thursday at Cumberford-Endsley Memorial Home, the Rev. James Green officiating. There will be no visitation.

Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, with military rites by Peoria Post 1, American Legion

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Peoria Journal Star Tuesday May 24, 2005

PEORIA- Fred C Johnson Sr., 67 of rural Gays, formerly of Peoria died Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at his residence. 
He was born Feb. 10, 1938 in Peoria to Geoffrey and Josephine Shaeffer Johnson.

Surviving are four sons, Fred Jr. Of New Port Richey, Fla., and Michael, Steve and Brant all of Peoria;
four grandchildren, one brother Arthur (and Carol) of Peoria; and two sisters, Shirley (and Mel) Eide of Peoria and Mary (and Ed) Simpson of Altus, Okla.

He was proceded in death by six brothers. 
He served as a medic in the Army in the early 1960s. He was a former Springdale Cemetery supervisor for 38 years.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Free Methodist Church in Neoga. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded. 
A graveside military service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Springdale cemetery in Peoria. Arrangements are by Swengel-O`Dell Funeral Home in Neoga.

Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church building fund.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL)-June 28, 2005
PEORIA - Carol J. Swayze Johnson, 63, of Peoria died at 1:01 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, in the emergency room at Proctor Hospital.
 Born Oct. 19, 1941, in Peoria to Albert and Grace Schlobohm Higginson, she married Arthur E. Johnson on Nov. 28, 1987, in Peoria. He survives.
 Also surviving are one daughter, Melody (and Earl) Johnson of Washington; one stepson, Richard Johnson of Washington; two stepdaughters,
Lisa Keyes of Peoria and Erica (and Mark) Phelps of Washington; one sister, E. Ann (and Jack) Jorgensen of Peoria; one brother, Marvin (and Kathy)
Higginson of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by one infant daughter.
She was a registered nurse at Methodist Medical Center for 44 years, retiring in October 2004.
She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the former Sangamon State University in Springfield.

She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 35 years, serving as head of the first aid station at the Heart of Illinois Fair for 20 years. 
She also volunteered with the American Heart Association for 27 years and was a Girl Scout leader for 25 years.
She was a member of Oak Grove Evangelical Bible Church in East Peoria and attended Northwest Baptist Church in Peoria.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, where visitation will be two hours before. Cremation will be accorded after the services.
 Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke [stefan.puke59(at)]

Peoria Journal Star Saturday January 13, 2007

PEORIA- Arthur “Art” Johnson , 75 of Peoria, died at 7:50 p.m on Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on Jan 29, 1931 in Dunlap, Ill., son of Geoffrey and Josephine Shaeffer Johnson. He married Regenia Travis in 1958. 
He later married Carol J. Higginson Swayze on Nov 29, 1987, in Peoria. She proceded him in death on June 25, 2005 in Peoria. He was also proceed in death by seven brothers.

Surviving are two sons Earl (and Melody) Johnson of Washington and Richard (Judy) Johnson of Creve Coeur; two daughters Lisa Keyes of East Peoria and Erica (Mark) Phelps of Washington; 
15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters Mary (ed) Simpson of Oklahoma and Shirley (Mel) Eide of Peoria; and one sister in law, Roberta Johnson of Peoria.

Art was a United States Korean conflict Army veteran, inducted in February 1953 and honorably discharged in February 1955. He served in the Army reserves for eight years. 
He was a member of Alta Masonic Lodge, AF&AM, where he was master Mason and attended Northwest Baptist Church in Peoria. 
Art worked as a Forman at Parkview cemetery for over 40 years.

Masonic services will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 14, 2007, with funeral services immediately following at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. 
Visitation will be two hours prior to services. Cremation rites will be accorded after services.

Scattering of ashes will be at Oak Grove Evangelical Bible Church Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to North west Baptist Church in Peoria.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke

Journal Star (Peoria, IL)-December 14, 2000
PEORIA - Christine M. Johnson, 77, of 1415 E. Elmhurst died at 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center.
Born April 29, 1923, in Force, Pa., to Vincent and Theresa Bruno Bonavita, she married Kenneth J. Johnson on May 29, 1959, in Peoria. 
He died Feb. 1, 1995, in Peoria
She also was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.   
Surviving are one daughter, Yvonne (and James Sr.) Buchanan of Peoria; two sons, Bruce and Robert, both of Peoria; one grandson; two greatgrandchildren;
and one brother, Joe (and Molly) Bonavita of Tonawanda, N.Y.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. 
Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke

Peoria Journal Star Thursday July 26, 2001

PEORIA- Bruce C Johnson 73 of 1211 W. Gilbert Ave. Died at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. 
Born July 26, 1927 in Dunlap to Geoffrey and Josephine Shaeffer Johnson, he married Roberta Travis on March 7, 1959 in Peoria. She survives.

Also are surviving are one son, Sam of Peoria; four daughters Yvonne (and James) Buchanan and Roberta (and Richard) Utt, both of Peoria, 
and Helen (and John) Adkins and Sarah Johnson both of Olney; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 
two brothers Arthur (and Carol) of Peoria and Fred of Mattoon; two sisters, Shirley (and Melvin) Eide of Peoria and Mary (and Edwin) Simpson of Altus, Okla; and several nieces and nephews. He proceded in death by five brothers.

A World War II Navy Veteran, he served on an LST during the South Pacific campaign. 
An assembler for Caterpillar Inc. For 32 years, he retired in 1980. He was a former chief steward and sergeant at arms of United Auto Workers Local 974.

He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic church, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cumerford-Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home and 30 minutes before services at the church. 
Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke

Peoria Journal Star Friday April 14, 1967 A 20

Jeoffrey Johnson

Jeoffrey V. Johnson, 69, of 1515 E. Elmhurst Ave., died at his residence at 2 p.m. yesterday. A resident of the above address 22 years he was a lifelong resident of Peoria.
He was born May 16, 1897 in Peoria, a son of Nels and Mary Charleston Johnson. He married Josephine M. Shaeffer Aug 11, 1920 in Watseka.

She survives with six sons, Edwin of Richland, Mo and Kenneth, Bruce, Arthur, Roland and Fred, all of Peoria; two daughters, Mrs Shirley Miller of Peoria Heights
and Mrs Mary Simpson of Japan; two brothers William L. of California and Orell of Chicago; one sister Mrs Edna Kwiathowski of Lake Village, Ind and 31 grandchildren. 
Two sons died earlier. Mr Johnson was employed as an office clerk for the Cooper Cab Co for 23 years, retiring in 1962. 
Service will be announced by Wilton Mortuary.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke

Journal Star (Peoria, IL)-February 3, 1995
PEORIA -- Kenneth J. Johnson, 70, of 1415 E. Elmhurst died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1995, at Americana Healthcare Center.
Born Oct. 26, 1924, in Peoria to Jeffrey and Josephine M. Schiefer Johnson, he married Christine M. Bonavita on May 29, 1959, in Peoria.  She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Robert L. of Peoria; one stepson, Bruce C. of Peoria; one stepdaughter, Mrs. James E. (Yvonne C.) Buchanan Sr. of Peoria; 
three brothers, Art, Bruce and Ted, all of Peoria; two sisters, Shirley Eide of Peoria and Mary Simpson of Oklahoma; and one grandson.
Three brothers preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.  There will be no services.  Cremation will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke

Mrs. Bell (Morse) Johnson
April 14, 1881 - Wenona 
Mrs. Bell Johnson, daughter of Rev. Morse, died at her home in Elmwood on the 6th of April. 
She leaves a husband and two children and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. 
It is a great affliction to her parents who have the sympathy of their many friends. 

Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]

Mrs. Sina Johnson 
October 23, 1873 
At Kickapoo, Peoria county, Oct. 7, of pneumonia, Sina, aged 68 years, wife of John Johnson, Esq., and mother of Mrs. Eli Albertson of Whitefield. 
She was one of the oldest settlers of Peoria county. 

Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]

Mrs. Delilah ("Lollie") (Stear) HARTSEIL, 70, of Bartonville died yesterday in the emergency room at Methodist Medical Center.  
Born in Peoria County Sept. 10, 1909, a d/o Ernest and Mary Ann Scott Stear, she married Mr. William Hartseil Sept. 8, 1928. 
Surviving are her husband; a son, William Hartseil Jr., of Morton; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Orville and Earl Stear, both of Peoria;
and one sister Mrs. Ira (Mabel) Nelson, rural Hanna City. One sister preceded her in death. Davidson-Fulton Funeral Home/St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

[Taken from the Peoria Journal Star Thursday 1 Feb. 1980) - submitted by: Nancy 

Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, Peoria Journal Star, B4 [ch]

Name: Hilda Emma HALL
City: W. Peoria
Age: 90
Death: Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, Hopedale
Birth: March 13, 1909, Peoria
Father: Chris Kellstrass
Mother: Emma Weidenhoeft
Marriage: Albert "Pete" Hall, June 17, 1930, Peoria, (He died in April 1957, Peoria)
Preceded in Death: 4 Brothers, 4 Sisters
Survivors: 2 Sons, 3 Grandchildren
Funeral Home: Davison- Fulton Woodland Chapel, Peoria
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria
Picture: Yes

Monday, Aug. 30, 1999 - Peoria Journal Star, B4 [ch]

Name: Henry R. HARMS
City: Bartonville
Age: 60
Death: Sat., Aug. 28, 1999, at his home
Birth: Aug. 23, 1939, Peoria
Father: Richard
Mother: Florence Clark
Marriage: Martha Bamber, June 6, 1959, Peoria
Preceded in Death: Both Parents and 1 Brother
Survivors: Wife, 2 Sons, 1 Daughter, 2 Brothers, 2 Sisters, 2 Grandchildren
Funeral Home: Davison- Fulton Funeral Chapel
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria
Picture: Yes

Sat., Jan. 30, 1999 - Peoria Journal Star, B4 [ch]

Name: Murry "Barney HINES
City: Peoria Heights
Age: 82
Death: Thursday, Jan. 29, 1999
Birth: Nov. 4, 1915, Peoria
Father: Gilbert
Mother: Mary Crowell
Marriage: Teresa "Cecelia' Heinz, May 28, 1940, Kickapoo
Preceded in Death: 3 Brothers and 6 sisters
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Kickapoo
Notes: Picture

Saturday, March 6, 1999, B4 -Peoria Journal Star [ch]

Name: Margaret L. "Sody" HUNT
City: Peoria
Age: 82
Death: 10:36 p.m. Wed. March 3, 1999, Washington Christian Village
Birth: July 24, 1916, Weldon
Father: Lester
Mother: Josephine Murphy
Preceded in Death: 2 Brothers
Survives: 3 Sisters, Many Nieces and Nephews
Funeral Home:Wright & Salmon
Officiated:Rev. Edward Higgins
Burial: Cremation- at St. Mary's in Delavan, Tazewell Co., IL
Picture: Y

Louise Cramer Hallengren
September 20, 1992, Peoria Journal Star
Louise Cramer Hallengren, 92, of 1110 New Castle Road, Washington, formerly of Bushnell and Creve Coeur, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 1992, at Saint Francis Medical Center emergency room in Peoria. Born May 11, 1900, in Bowen to Malachi and Lura Jane Lyon Cramer, she married George D. Statler on June 7, 1918, in Macomb. He preceded her in death. She later married Dilver R. Hallengren on Sept. 2, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Twila) Havens of Bushnell and Mrs. Frank (Elaine) Hoffman of East Peoria; one son, George G. Statler of Bushnell; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Creve Coeur. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell. The Rev. Ron Derrig-Green will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services and calling hours will be after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Good Hope. 
Donated By: Londie Benson

October 19, 1996, Peoria Journal Star, p. D10

BARTONVILLE -- Melvin L. Hartwell, 63, of 8021 S. McCumber died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at his residence. Born Feb. 24, 1933, in Goodwill, W.Va., to Russell and Effie Taylor Hartwell, he married Lorraine Frazier on April 9, 1979, in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mxxxxx D. Hartwell of Idaho and Rxxxxx Hartwell of Pekin; one daughter, Sxxxxx Moore of Pekin; two stepsons, Rxxxx Schaich of Pekin and Jxxxx Schaich of Olney; one stepdaughter, Kxxxx Schaich of Arizona; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Albert of Farmers Branch, Texas; and two sisters, Gxxxxx Hedrick and Exxx Phillips, both of Lorain, Ohio. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Stella Hartwell, and three brothers. An employee of Peoria School District 150 for 17 years, he was a shop foreman in the transportation department before retiring in March 1996. Cremation will be accorded and burial of ashes will be in Mapleridge Cemetery in Mapleton at a later date. Noel-Henderson Funeral Home in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

August 14, 1998, Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL, Page B4 [ch]

PEORIA- John R. HAVENS, 68, died at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998,Methodist Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1930, in Marietta to George and Rosella MORRIS HAVENS. He was preceded by his father and also his stepfather, Clifford WISENBURG. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery. See orginal obit. for futher info.

August 14, 1998, Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL, Page B4 [ch]

PEORIA- Jousha Ryan HOUGLAND, infant son of Ryan and Jennifer PENN HOUGLAND, died at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.12, 1998 at Methodist Medical Center, where he was born at 10:55 a.m. Graveside services at Lutheran Cemetery. Davison- Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  See orginal obit. for futher info.

Peoria Journal Star, March 1, 1988 [ch]

Mrs. Hazel BROWN HOWELL, 81, a sister of Mrs. Helen SUTTON of Peoria, died Friday at the Pauline Home, Columbus, Ohio, where she made her home.
A native of Havana, she was a daughter of Clifford Richard and Sarah SCOVILLE BROWN. Also surviving is a sister of Columbia, S.C; and nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. Her body was donated to medical science. Memorials may be made to the Pauline Home, 1303 E. Main St., Columbus, Ohio, 43205

Peoria Journal Star, Tuesday, July 13, 1999, Page B4 [ch]

PEORIA- Carl E. HENRY, 78, of Peoria died at 4:10 a.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, at his residence. Born March 19, 1921, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Ralph O. and Faith A. FRIEND HENRY, he married Marilyn S. BAUWENS on March 22, 1947 in Peoria. She died Nov. 9, 1996, in Peoria. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers. Surviving are one son of Peoria; One daughter of Peoria; three sisters; two granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.
A World War II veteran, he served in the Philippines and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. 
He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 1, AMVETS post 64 and American Legion Post 1078 in Dunlap.
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation has been accorded. Woolsey- Wilton Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.
See original obit for more information

JACOB HEUERMANN, 84 of 708 Hatterman, Bartonville, IL d) at Parkhill Nursing Home Chillicothe on 24 Apr 1988.  B) 17 Mar 1904 in Limestone Twp., Peoria, IL to Claus & Isabelle "Belle" (BURDESS) HEUERMANN he md) Catherine M. FISCHER 1 June 1929 in Peoria.  She survives also surviving are 2 sons Arthur of Darian, IL & Kenneth of Bartonville, 1 daughter Mrs. Doris (Robert) GANTS of Chillicothe, 2 sisters Mrs. Bertha (John) SCHWINN oF Kirkland, WA, Mrs. Harriett (Robert) Hinterliter Key Largo,  FL, 15 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren.  She was preceeded in death by 1 brother, 3 sisters, & 1 great grandson.  Davis-Fulton/Lutheran Cemetery, Limestone Twp., Peoria, IL  
(Taken from the Peoria Journal Star Tues. 4-26-1988 p. D-9) Contributed by: D'n'N

PEORIA - Barbara J. Hinton, 75, of Peoria, Ill., passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at 12:35 p.m. At Proctor Hospital. 
She was born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Farmer City, Ill., to Rex and Nelle (Bates) Jackson. She married Ronald D. Hinton on Jan. 1, 1950, in Farmer City. 
She is survived by her beloved husband, Ron, and her special dog, Rascal.
Also surviving are one son, Marc Hinton of Dunlap; three daughters, Jenine Hinton of Farmington, Sherri (Kevin) Schneider of Peoria and Holly (Mike) Hinton-Fontaine of Glasford; one sister, Margaret Ann Henderson of Portsmouth, R.I.; four grandchildren, Melissa (Dustin) Durbin, Nick and Christina Hinton and Rachael Schneider; and two great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. She was president of the Rex and Nelle Jackson Foundation. 
Barb attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where she met Ron, later moving to Peoria, where they raised their children. 
Barb was a loving mother and wife who nurtured her family and was supportive and proud of all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed and will continue to provide us strength. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Peoria. 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be announced. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.  
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 9/24/2006. Submitted by Kim T.

Obituary of Louise Newell Howard
Peoria Journal Star, August 12, 1991, Page: C6 [Submitted by: Sara Hemp]

Louise Howard
Louise Howard, 79, of Bel-Wood Nursing Home, formerly of 434 Closen Road, Bellevue, died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1991, at Methodist 
Medical Center in Peoria.    Born Sept. 9, 1911, in Ellsworth to Robert and Carrie Swesey Newell, she married Orville Howard on Sept. 2, 1933, in Peoria. 
He died June 7, 1971, in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Sally) Yocum of Peoria; two sons, Robert of Hanna City and Larry of Bellevue; 
one brother, Robert Newell of Houston, Mo.; two sisters, Alice Davis of Sunnyland and Elsie Barker of Erwin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 
three step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She worked nine years at the Berean Book Store in Peoria before retiring in 1983. She was a member of Bellevue Bible Church and its Sewing Circle. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at her church, the Rev. Dean McFadden officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at  Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, and also a half-hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.   Memorials may be made to her church or to Bel-Wood Nursing Home.

May 1, 1895, Peoria Star Newspaper

The remains of Mrs. Hattie HOUSEL were bought back to Peoria for Interment, and the funeral is in course for today. The Galesburg Register contains the folowing account of the lady's illness and death:

Mrs. Hattie HOUSEL, died at her home, No. 59 Summer Street at 4:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a long and distressing illness of a complication of diseased. Mrs HOUSEL was taken sick the middle of January, and since that time has been bedfast. For several weeks her condition has been precarious
and death has been expected at most any moment. She was conscious until noon Monday. She bore her long illness patiently and with resignation and to death was reconciled. Her mother has been with her nearly all the time since she has been sick and has given her tender care and attention.
Mrs HOUSEL was the daughter of Theodore and Charity LAWERENCE and was born in Peoria in 1855. 
She grew to womenhood in that city, graduating from the High School. She then took a position in the city schools and for sixteen years was a teacher. She was in the Greeley building and was a sucessful instructor. She was married to Mr. HOUSEL December 25, 1880, and immediately after came with her husband to this city, where she has since lived. During her residence in Galesburg she has been occupied the greater part of her time with her home duties. She was an earnest and active Christain. In Peoria she a member of Grace Presbyterian church. After coming here she joined the First Methodist church. She served as the president of the Ladies' Social Union and as secretary of the Foreign Missionary Society and in the various activities of the church was an esthisiastic assistant. She made many warm friends. Her mind was well stored with useful knowledge. Hers was a bright and keen intellect and this fact, combined with a kind and helpful disposition, will make her death an event much to be deplored. 
She leaves her husband and step children, Oscar, Loyd and Ethel HOUSEL; Her mother, residing in Peoria; her sisters, Mrs. Mary HAVENA, Peoria; Mrs Ella DENIS, Decator, and Mrs Ida LAWRENCE, Peoria; and her brothers, H---- (can't see the rest of the name) LAWRENCE, Atlantic, IA., and Alva LAWRENCE, Peoria. Her father died several years ago.

Peoria Heights Gazette, Saturday, May, 29, 2004, pg. 10

Peoria Heights- Ann L. HURSEY, 91, formerly of Peoria Heights, died at 7:25 a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Peoria, where she was a resident. 
Born feb. 8, 1913 in Andreu, Italy, to Henry and Maddalena BATTISTONE BUCCO, she married Edwin "Jim" Hursey on June 3, 1946, in Peoria Heights.
He died Oct. 1993, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are 2 daughter Marilyn Hursey of Joliet and Frances (Patrick) McGrogan of Amelia Island, FL., and one son, James (Diane) of Plano, TX; one sister, Inez Stocker of Peoria Heights; six grandchildren and one g-granddaughter.
She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria heights. She also was a memeber of Pabst Retirees Club. 
A funeral mass was held May 18 at her church. Monsignor William Watson officiated. Visitation was May 17 at Wright and Salmon Mortuary in Peoria with recitation of the rosary. Emtombment was in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.

Obituary of Randy A. Himegarner
Peoria Journal Star, March 3, 2007
Randy Himegarner
Elmwood - Randy A. Himegarner, 47, of 301 N. Morgan died at 10:28 a.m. Friday March 2, 2007, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on Jan. 15, 1960, in Peoria to John A. and Delores (Jordan) Himegarner. He married Debie Haahn of Elmwood on March 9, 1984.
Surviving are his mother and father of Yates City; one son, Craig of  Elmwood, stationed in South Carolina with the U.S. Navy; one sister, 
Bonnie (Dave) Langley of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Jack (Karrie) and Jay (Sherrie) both of Yates City; several nieces and nephews; and several young people who called him Dad.
Randy worked at Westart General Tire in Peoria for the last 23 years.
Randy was very involved in his son's activities, Little League; Cub Scouts; school activities; and Boy Scouts. He was an avid hunter, which 
was one more activity he taught his son and they enjoyed doing together.  He graduated from Yates City High School and was a graduate of  Western Illinois University in Macomb.
He was a member of Elmwood United Methodist Church.    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood, where visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.    Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.    Memorials may be made to EEBY Troop Boxes.

Obituary of Arthur Dennis Hudson
Peoria Journal Star, September 10, 2003, Page: B5
Arthur Dennis Hudson
 PEORIA - Arthur Dennis Hudson, 81, of 427 W. Birchwood died at 7:47 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Proctor Hospital.
 Born Aug. 21, 1922, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, to Sydney and Gladys Dixon Hudson, he married Betty E. Ives on Dec. 18, 1943, Hull. She survives.
 Also surviving are two daughters, Pamela Bollinger of Morton and Elizabeth (and Kevin) Hollaway of Chillicothe; one brother, Sydney (and 
Brenda) of Bere Alston, Devon, England; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by one sister.
 He worked for WABCO until retiring in 1985 as a maintenance foreman. He was a member and former governor of Peoria Moose Lodge.
 A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before. 
The Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate. Cremation has been accorded.    Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Obituary of Betty E. Ives Hudson
Peoria Journal Star, December 16, 2004, Page: B4
Betty Hudson
   CHILLICOTHE - Betty E. Hudson, 82, of Chillicothe, formerly of Peoria, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
   Born Dec. 2, 1922, in Hull, England, to Albert and Edith Ives, she married Arthur Dennis Hudson on Dec. 18, 1943, in Hull. He died Sept. 8, 2003, in Peoria.
   She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.  
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Bollinger of Morton and Elizabeth (and Kevin) Hollaway of Chillicothe; one brother, Fred (and Joyce) Ives of Hull; one sister, Elsie (and Alan) Stow of Hull; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
   She was a camera technician for WABCO in Peoria, retiring in 1980.   A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel. 
There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded.    Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Rescue 33.

C. W. Haller
Charles W. Haller, 75, prominent farmer residing near Harker's Corners, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at his home where he lived his entire live.
Mr. Haller, died for days after the death of his wife Mrs. Julia E. Haller, whose funeral took place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
A farmer all his life, Mr. Haller was born in Timber Township on June 6, 1876, a son of Ludwig and Esther Houghtaling Haller.
He married Miss. Julia Petty, May 24, 1899.
Mr. Haller was a member of Copperas Creek Evangelical United Brethren church. Mr. and Mrs. Haller observed their golden wedding anniversary two years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel K. Haney of Mapleton and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at Copperas Creek Evangelical Untied Brethren church. 
The rev. Frank Workinger will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Ridge cemetery.
Arrangements are in charge of the Howard funeral home in Glasford. 
[Sunday, Oct. 14, 1951, Journal Star, B4- C. Horton -2007]

The Peoria Star, Tuesday, November 26, 1907 DIED - Transcribed by: Candi Horton

- John T. HEATHCOTE, Monday, Nov. 25, 1907 at 8:30 p.m. at his residence, 1905 Perry ave., aged 61 years, 10 months and 25 days. 
Funeral Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment at Pottstown, IL. Friends invited.

The Peoria Star, Monday, Oct. 29, 1928 -Transcribed by: Candi Horton

- Mrs. Ellen HONOLD, wife of Edward HONOLD Sr.,  of 5825 South Adams street, Bartonville, at Proctor Hospital, Friday, October 26 th, 1928, at 3:25 o'clock p.m.,
Aged 56 years, 2 months, 9 days. Funeral services at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Lutheran cemetery. 
Friends may call the chapel after 3 o'clock Sunday.

The Peoria Star, Monday, Oct. 29, 1928- Transcribed by: Candi Horton

Mrs. Hagdelene HAIEN- Miss Helen HAIEN, daughter of Mrs. Margaret HAIEN, who died at her late residence, 304 Sanger Street, last Friday, left the city this morning for Oberlin, O., with the body of her mother. Interment will take place there Tuesday.

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) August 9, 1998, Page A8
EUREKA - The funeral for Inva L. Hartwig, 93, of 700 N. Main St., Eureka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Remmert Funeral Home, Roanoke, the Rev. Wilfred Ulrich officiating. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Eureka, the Rev. Robert Harnish officiating. Burial will be in Princeville Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She died at 8:30 a.m. Friday (Aug. 7, 1998) at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Eureka. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. She was born Sept. 5, 1904, in Monica, a daughter of Harley E. and Mary Ardella Powers Sniff. Survivors include one son, Charles R. Seward; two daughters, Charlotte L. Christensen, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Mary A. Meyers, Port Charlotte, Fla.; one brother, Clarence Sniff, League City, Texas; two sisters, Verna Jackson, Anaheim, Calif.; and Geraldine Larsen, Downers Grove; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, one great-granddaughter, seven brothers, and four sisters. She worked on the assembly line at caterpillar for 25 years and was a member of UAW Local 974. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.  (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hall - March 3, 1881 
At Redding, Peoria county, March 1, of consumption, Elizabeth 70, wife of Thomas Hall, and mother of City Marshal A. B. Hall of this city. 
A. B. Hall and wife have gone to attend the funeral of Mr. Hall's mother at Redding, Peoria county. 
She has been a resident there for 25 years and dies at the advance age of 70. 
Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]

George F. Harpst - August 7, 1873 
At Peoria, August 3, George F. Harpst, aged 53 years, formerly of this city. 
Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]

Mrs. Hanson, 65, Dies on Hospital Visit to Husband 
Mrs. Katherine Hanson, 65, of 2708 NE Adams St., died at 1:10p.m. Sunday in St. Francis Hospital, where she had gone to visit her husband who is a patient there.
She was born May 7, 1898, in Peoria, a daughter of Frank and Martha Peters Kohl. She was married to Alton E. Hanson Feb 15, 1919, in Peoria.
Surviving, addition to her husband, are two sons, Raymond R. and Robert A.: a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Pauline) Peters, all of Peoria; a brother, Gottlieb Kohl of Peoria; two sisters, Margaret Kohl and Mrs. Martha O'Hern, both of Chicago; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wilton Mortuary chapel. The Rev. A. Harold Dagley, pastor of Madison Avenue Methodist Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. 
From the Peoria Journal Star, dated Monday Feb 24, 1954, pg. A-5 [Submitted 2011 by Donna Wise]

June 1, 1876
Died At Peoria, May 28, Mrs. Lydia Hotchkiss, aged 88 years; wife of the late Zenas Hotchkiss, and mother of Mrs. Jacob Guyer. Mr. H. built the first frame house at Weathersfield, Ill.
Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy 2011

January 24, 1878 
Died At Chillicothe, Jan. 12, at the residence of her son, H. F. Hyde, Mrs. Heleanne S. Hyde, aged 67 years. The many friends of Mr. H. F. Hyde of Chillicothe will deeply sympathize with him in his recent domestic afflictions, first his wife, and now his mother. The latter, visiting her son in August last, during the sickness and death of his wife, she remained with him until she too was called hence. Mrs. H. was a member of the Congregational church, and adorned her profession with a useful life of modest piety and good deeds. She was an intimate and valued friend of Mrs. R. E. Hills of this city. Her home was at Malone, N.Y., but the remains wree taken to Rose Hill cemetery, Chicago, where they repose beside those of her husband.
[Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy 2011]

October 17, 1878 
William Hefelbower, station agent at Mossville, died Wednesday, October 2, of typhoid fever. He was a Pennsylvanian by birth, married in Woodford county in this state in 1864, and since that time has resided at Mossville. For some years was ticket agent of C.R.I.&P.R.R. at that station. He was highly esteemed and an efficient employer. A wife and two daughters are among the bereft. J. D. Culton of this city, is temporarily in charge of the station.
[Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy 2011]

Funeral services for Mrs. Celia W. Heiden, 56, wife of John C. Heiden, 607 W. Melbourne Ave., who died Friday morning at St. Francis hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel and 9 at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial will e in St. Mary's Cemetery.
[Peoria Star, Aug. 21, 1943, transcribed by C. Horton - 2011]


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