Obituaries

Pike County IL


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DONALD F. HANNANT , 96 of Pittsfield and formerly of Griggsville, IL passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at his residence. Donald was born February 20, 1915 on a farm west of Perry, IL a son of Floyd and Stella Gerard Hannant. He married Esther Peters on June 28, 1941 at St. Clements, MO. and she preceded him in death April 17, 1984. On October 11, 1985 he married Betty Rumple Ottwell in Dixon, IL and she survives. Donald graduated from Perry High School in 1933 and attended Gem City Business College from January 3, 1938 to April 17, 1939. He was hired by Apple Industries, Inc. at Valley City, IL which was one of 14 companies owned personally by J.L. Kraft, Founder of Kraft Cheese Company. Don earned the position as President of Apple Industries and Special Products Company. After Apple Industries was sold to Alton Vinegar Company and later to Montgomery Investment Company Don managed the plant for both Corporations in addition to plants in Beardstown, IL, Rock Falls, IL and Hannibal, MO. In 1965 Montgomery Investment sold half of their stock to Ore-Ida Foods and a new corporation was formed named Federal Foods, Inc. In 1970 Don purchased all of the stock in Federal Foods, Inc., which included a dry storage warehouse in Beardstown. In 1972 Don made a five year lease with option to purchase the Valley City Plant to William Tate of Tate Cheese Company. Don owned and operated an apple and peach orchard at Valley City consisting of 200 acres for seventeen years. He was president of the Griggsville Lions Club and Zone Chairman of the Lions Club, a charter member of Pittsfield Moose Lodge #420, member of United Commercial Travelers since 1944 and a charter member of Old Orchard Country Club. In 1963 he was appointed by Otto Kerner, Governor of Illinois to Pike County Housing Authority serving until 1984 at which time he was appointed Executive Director of the Authority. Prior to his appointment he was a member of the Board for approximately 26 years and served as Chairman for several years. Don served as an alderman for the City of Griggsville from 1949-1961, served as Mayor for the City of Griggsville for twenty four years. He was employed by Trio Manufacturing Company for ten years as a sales representative. In May of 1966 Don appeared on National TV on the To Tell The Truth program as the Mayor of the Purple Martin Capitol of the World which was programmed in New York. He was a member of the Western Illinois Fair Association since 1948 and served as a licensed United States Trotting Association Presiding Judge at County Fairs. In 1984 he was the Apple Festival “Honored Citizen” “Our Friend”. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Perry, Illinois. Don is survived by his wife, Betty of Pittsfield, IL and sons, Phillip (Sandy) Hannant of Princeton, N.C. and Bill (Tony) Hannant of Kirksville, MO. Eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren survive. He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and David Hannant, a daughter Marilyn Phillips and a sister, Luella Reynolds. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. preceding the service at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL. Interment will be in the Griggsville Cemetery.
Cotnributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

DONNA HANNANT , 86, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Westminster Manor in Austin, Texas. Donna was born Jan. 30, 1922 on a farm near Perry to John Ray and Marie Daigh Hannant, descendents of many early Pike County pioneers. She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings: Owen Hannant, Margaret Ada Hannant, Gordon Hannant, Richard Hannant and Jean Hannant Reese. She got a good education at Dexter School, the one-room schoolhouse near her home. At age 11, she won the Pike County Spelling Bee. In 1938, she graduated from Perry High School, a member of its largest class. July 21, 1941 (also her sister Jean's birthday), she married Roy Yockey, Jr. of Perry at Mt. Vernon Place Methodist Church in Washington, DC. She worked for the Navy Department during and after World War II. While Roy was in the army, she shared a house there with six other women in similar situations. When Roy returned from the war, he got a job at the Pentagon. The family moved to Alexandria Virginia, where their daughter Karen was born in 1949. In 1958, Donna got a job working in the Cadet Corps and later the guidance office at George Washington High School in Alexandria, where Karen was a student from 1963 through 1965. In 1965, the family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where Roy took a job at Randolph Air Force Base and Donna worked for the army at Fort Sam Houston. Her grandson Rylan Richard Bosher was born in 1971. In 1982, she retired from Federal service. Donna and Roy bought a trailer and traveled extensively, visiting friends and family. Together, they visited 49 states. Roy died in 2001, soon after their 60th anniversary. In 2003, Donna moved to Austin, Texas, to be closer to her family. Her great-granddaughter Zoe Bay Bosher was born in 2004. She was eagerly anticipating the impending birth of a second great-granddaughter. Donna liked travel, cooking, sewing and crafts. She was an avid game player, enjoying Scrabble, dominoes, and cards. She loved the hummingbirds who came year after year to her backyard feeder. She loved to entertain, tell stories and tease people. She was a devoted correspondent with her many friends and relatives, and loved talking on the telephone. She enjoyed going back to Perry, to see family and friends. She also remained close to her many San Antonio and Alexandria friends and neighbors. Donna is survived by daughter, Karen Yockey O'Quin, her husband Jack O'Quin, grandson, Rylan Bosher, his wife Tonya Petty Bosher and their daughter Zoe Bay Bosher. Tonya's mother, Donna Petty, was both family and friend to her, as were step-grandchildren, Maya Quin, Joshua O'Quin, and Michael O'Quin. Elizabeth Hannant and Mary Louise Hannant are her surviving sisters-in-law. She also loved her many nieces, nephews and their families. Memorial services will be held in the Solarium on the fifth floor of Westminster Manor, 4100 Jackson, Austin, TX 78731, at 1:30 p.m. on July 19, 2008. Parking is off Bull Creek Dr. on the North side of the complex near the Health Care Center. Later, there will be another service in Pike County, Illinois, time and place to be announced. Condolences may be sent on-line to the family via www. legacy.com/statesman/Obituaries.asp or airsman-hires.com/griggs ville/ Donations in Donna's name may be made to the Perry Cemetery Association, PO Box 368, Perry, IL 62362, or to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

DOROTHY HARPER died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Sycamore Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Waterloo, Iowa, to George and Myrtle McNeal Wyman. July 7, 1946 she married William C. Harper in Waterloo, Iowa. He survives. She worked as a clerk in Argyle Yarn Shop and Margaret's Flowers in Pittsfield. Dorothy enjoyed nee­dlework and making quilts. She was a good wife and friend. Dorothy was a member of Faith Christian Church of Quincy for 10 years. In addition to her husband, sur­vivors include: two sons, Edward Harper and his wife, Renee, of Liberty, Mo. and Steven Harper and his wife, Jeanne, of Graham, N.C.; five grandchildren, Leanna Harris and Bradley Harper of Virginia Beach, Va., Stephanie Harper of Graham, N.C. and Ethan and Abigail Harper of Liberty, Mo.; and two great-grandchildren, Bryan and Christopher Harris of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra J. Slater; a grand­son, Todd Slater; her parents; two sisters and two brothers Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Pratt and Brother Ken Worcester officiating. Burial was in Pittsfield West Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the funer­al home. Memorials are to Faith Christian Church or Sycamore Health Care Centre
Contributed by Billie Browning

OWEN HARPER was born October 19, 1894 at Nebo, Illinois. Was married to Opal E. Shelby, November 18, 1931 at Bowling Green, Mo. In the year of 1933 they went to Ontario, California to make their home, where he passed away Friday morning at five thirty a.m., August 14, 1936 at his home 615 West Nevada. Arthur had many friends, who with his wife mourn his departure.
In Memory of Owen Harper
Swift and cruel as the lightning With its devastating blow;
Came the call to Arthur Harper, When it came his time to go.
Little did we think, at parting Rather late, the night before.
That we'd never hear his laughter Know his friendship any more.
Life and death, and joy and sorrow, Are around us, every day.
Many times we fail to notice, Until friends have gone away.
Many friends have gone before us To that land where all must go;
When our time will come to join them, We may never hope to know.
By his friend, Dave Good.
(Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner.) Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas

ALBERT HARPOLE The subject of this sketch was born April 5, 1873, departed this life at his home northeast of Nebo March 29, 1932 at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 24 days. His entire life was spent in this community. He was married to Etta Weaver January 1, 1901. To this union were born six children – 3 sons and three daughters – namely; Ross, Russell, Paul, Gladys, Helen and Ruth. One son, Russell, preceded his father in death May ____ , 1928. The deceased is survived by the wife, five children and two grandchildren. He was tenderly devoted to his family. As a father he had a pardonable pride in his fine family. Besides the immediate family circle he is survived by three brothers; John D. of Pittsfield, William of Nebo, James of Pearl, and two sisters; Mrs. A. Wall of Nebo and Mrs. Tom Grimes of Venice. His twin sister, Allie, has passed on to the great beyond. Albert had not made any profession, but was a firm believer in the Christian religion. He has gone into the presence of the loving Heavenly Father, who doeth all things well. Interment is in Hunter Cemetery, Nebo, Pike County, Il.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan’s scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

CHARLES A. HARPOLE was born in Spring Creek township Aug. 28, 1875 and departed this life December 14, 1932, aged 57 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was married to Blanche Battershell March 24, 1904, who preceeded him in death. To this union were born six sons. He leaves to mourn his death his sons, Russell, Kester, Hubert, Orbie, Murle, and Erwin all of Nebo, five brothers; Harvey, of Pearl, Elijah of East Alton, Wm. and Adam of California and Robert of Oregon, besides a host of relatives and friends.
(Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner.) Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas.

DURRELL R. HARPOLE was born on Feb. 19, 1941 near Pleasant Hill , IL and died April 12, 1982 at Ramstein Air Base, West Germany . Burial was in Nebo , IL . He married Maureen M. McColl on Dec. 22, 1962 in England . His parents were Merle and Bertha Martin Harpole. He was a 23 year Air Force vet. Survived by his wife; a son: Gerald; and a daughter: Amber; his mother, a resident of Nebo; two brothers: Ron Harpole of Jacksonville and Gary Harpole of Quincy ; and a sister: Mrs. Blanche Barton of Nebo. Preceded by his father.
2nd Obituary:
DURRELL R. HARPOLE, Master Sargeant, 41, formerly of Nebo, a career non-commissioned officer in the Air Force, died Monday, April 12, 1982 of a massive heart attack at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Born Feb. 19, 1941, near Pleasant Hill, he was a son of Merle and Bertha Martin Harpole. On Dec. 22, 1962, he married Maureen M. McColl in Hillington, Middlesex, England. She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Nebo; a son, Gerald, and a daughter, Amber, both of the home; two brothers, Ron of Jacksonville and Gary of Quincy; and a sister, Mrs Blanche Barton of Nebo. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Harpole joined the Air Force years ago. He had an associate degree from the University of Maryland, and was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Germany. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Catholic Church in Pittsfield, by the Rev Frank Westhoff. Burial was in Nebo cemetery. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Covenant House in New York City.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - Virginia Hart Collection

ETHEL M. (NEESE) HARPOLE was born on Sept 24, 1903, in Oklahoma City , OK and died on Jan. 26, 1981 in Pittsfield , IL . Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill , IL . She married Russell G. Harpole on March 27, 1926 (place not stated). Her parents were George F. and Virginia Hemphill Neese. She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 17, 1980. She resided in Nebo and is survived by a son: Rex Harpole; a daughter: Mrs. Lyndell (Hilda) Harlow, both of Nebo; nine grandchildren; and one g-grandchild; three brothers: Felix Neese and Everett Neese of Nebo and George Neese of Pittsfield; and a sister: Mrs. Hattie Sutton of Pleasant Hill .
2nd Obituary:
Ethel M. (Neese) Harpole, 77, of Nebo, died at noon Monday (Jan 26, 1981) in Pittsfield nursing center. Mrs. Harpole was born in Oklahoma City Sept. 24, 1903, a daughter of George F. and Virginia Hemphill Neese. She married Russell G. Harpole March 27, 1926. He died Jan. 17, 1980. She was a member of the Nebo Christian Church. Surviving are a son, Rex of Nebo; a daughter, Mrs. Lyndle (Hilda) Harlow of near here; three brothers, Felix and Everett Neese, both of Nebo, and George Neese of Pittsfield; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Sutton of Pleasant Hill; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Nebo Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. James Deck. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

GEORGIA ANN (MAIN) HARPOLE , 87, of the Pleasant Hill Nursing Center, formerly of Nebo, IL, died Monday, July 13, 1992 at the nursing center. She had been employed for many years as a cook at the Nebo School. Born Sept. 6. 1904 at Nebo, IL, she was a daughter of Bryon and Ellen Johnson Main. She married Wayne Harpole March 29, 1924 in Pleasant Hill, IL. He died April 12, 1990. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Dallas (Lillian) Barton of rural Nebo, IL; three grandchildren, David Barton, of Nebo, IL; Carol Freemeyer of Hamburg, IL and Brenda Lacy of Pittsfield, IL; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Cleda Hoover and Evelyn Hobbs; a half sister, Lottie Flowers; and a half brother, Bertran Main. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Nebo Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with Brothers Floyd Hamilton and Allen Packard officiating. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery. Friends may call at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. today, Wednesday. Memorials may be given to Pleasant Hill Nursing Center or Nebo Baptist Church.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

IRVIN CLYDE HARPOLE youngest son of Charles and Lilla Battershell Harpole, was born near Nebo. Ill., June 26. 1918, and de­parted this life January 31, 1948 at the age of 29 years, 7 months and 5 days. When he was six years of age, his mother passed away leaving the father with several small children to care for. Soon afterwards, Russell married Ethel Neese and they took Ervin into their home to care for and loved him as though he were their own son. He, remained with them until he was married, his father having died while he was still young. He was united in marriage to Edith Cloninger of Pearl, Ill in October 1939, and to this union was born one daughter, Lois Evelyn, now seven years old. Ervin served in the Army from May 1944 until April, 1946, during World War II, and saw action in the European Theatre for 18 months. After his discharge, he became associated with his brother Russell in operating a filling station in Nebo. he was a popular member of the Nebo Independent basketball team known as the Nebo Blue Devils and he will be sadly missed by other members of the team and geho's 'basket-bell fans. On January 31 be was riding with a friend, Dorwin Looper: when they skidded on the icy pavement causing it to hit a bridge abutment near Pike Station. Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by his brother Russell and wife. who were as father and mother to him, four other brothers, Kester of Alton, Merle of Nebo, Hubert of Cot­tage Hills and Orbie of Pleasant Hid, his aged grandmother, Mrs. Ernmaline Battershell, a number of nieces and nephews and many close friends. The entire community where he has spent:most of his life is shocked and grieved by his untimely passing. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at 2 p. rn. Monday afternoon, Elder Wm. Guthrie officiating, Songs were sung by the Boren family. Flower girls were Margery Witty, Sue Foote, Patty Fields, Norma Jean Heavner, Kathleen Guthrie, Hazel Batt e r shell, Mary Crockett and Rosetta Booth The pall bearers were in uniforms. Navy, Wayne Zumwalt, Burdell Duran, JackKindle, Jess Heavner, Army. Robert Scran­ton and Ervin Booth. Burial with military rites was at the Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill, G. H. Hobbs, funeral director.

JAMES ROBERT HARPOLE , passed away at his home southeast of Nebo, after an illness of about a week, Saturday morning, May 14, 1932 at the age of 76 years. He was the eldest son of Lyeurgus C. and Sarah Martin Harpole, both pioneer families of Illinois, and was born near Nebo. He was a highly respected farmer of his community, of a kindly disposition, with many friends. He united with the church at an early age. Mr. Harpole was united in marriage to Anna Bobo and here were eight children – Otis, Mrs. Hattie Schlieper, Mrs. Etta Schlieper, Mrs. Pearl Howland and Mrs. Blanche McAfee, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are also two sisters, Mrs. A. Wall of Nebo, and Mrs. Martha Grimes of Venice, Ill., and twos brothers, William and John Douglas Harpole who survive him. From Kathy Robinson’s records: Mr. Harpole was laid to rest at the McConnell Cemetery, near Nebo, but in Calhoun County, Illinois.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan’s scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

JOHN D. HARPOLE , 77, former county clerk of Pike county, died at his home on Piper’s Lane Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, (hand written at top is Dec 3, 1939). He had been in failing health for the past year and for several weeks past confined to his bed. Mr. Harpole served three terms as county clerk, from 1922 to 1934, and then continued in that office as deputy under his successor, O. D. Gicker, for three and one-half years when failing health necessitated his retirement. He was one of Pike County’s most widely known and esteemed citizens. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Dec 6, in the Christian church inn Pittsfield conducted by the rev. Russell E. Booker. Pall bearers were nephews of the deceased, Clyde Collard, Harold Wall, Carl Wall, Paul Harpole, Ross Harpole and Marvin Harpole. Honorary pall bearers were, Frank Caldwell, Arch Wall, Arthur Collard, Fred Kiser, Judge Lee Capps, Judge A. Clay Williams, Mayo Galloway, Clark Armentrout, Bert Burbridge, Louie Melton, L. A. Chamberlain, Ralph Harp, Geo. Weaver and A. W. Schimmel. In charge of flowers were, Mrs. Gertrude Jex, Mrs. Helen Siegle, Mrs. Mina Lovell and Mrs. Velma Barber. Burial was in the Elm Grove Addition, Pittsfield West Cemetery. John Douglas Harpole was the son of Lyeurgus C. and Sarah Martin Harpole, and was born near Nebo, March 24, 1862. Upon fishing school he took up the profession of teaching and for ten years taught in the schools of South Pike, part of that time being principal of the Nebo schools. He was of the studious nature and through his own efforts and through attending the old time county institutes secured a first grade teaching certificate. He gave up teaching to open a general store in Nebo and under the Wilson administration served as postmaster in Nebo. On August 21, 1867, he was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Frances Smith of Nebo, by whom and four children he is survived. The children are: Ethel Loraine, wife of Chas. H. Shaw, office manager of the Brown Shoe Co. plant at Murphyboro; Rev. Ralph O. Harpole, pastor of Park Place congregational church, Pawtucket, RI; Leon Harpole of the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune, and Capt. Hugh S. Harpole of the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Randolph, Panama Canal Zone. He is also survived by four grandchildren. All of the children were present at the funeral except capt. Harpole who cold not come at that time, but expects to come later this month. Mr. Harpole was happiest when in the midst of his family and they in turn returned this affection. Mr. Harpole had a very keen interest in music and while in Nebo conducted a band for a number of years. This band won a wide reputation and was engaged to play all over Western Illinois and Eastern Missouri. He was also interested in vocal music and as long as his health would permit sang in the choir of the Christian church of Pittsfield. He was deeply interested in the church and served as Sunday school superintendent and taught a class in the Nebo Christian church for many years. He had served as deacon and elder in the Nebo and Pittsfield Christian churches for forty years without interruption. He was truly a Christian gentleman and will be greatly missed in the church and by a host of friends all over Pike County. Prior to moving to Pittsfield to take over his duties as county clerk in 1922, he had held various township offices in Spring Creek township, which he filled with honor to himself and his township. During his twelve years as county clerk of Pike county, Mr. Harpole made a reputation for efficiency and honestly and courteous treatment of all who dealing interested in the work of the office and kept abreast with the constantly changing laws affecting its workings and especially this was so in connection with the extension of the taxes. In politics he was affiliated with the democratic party. Mr. Harpole’s sister, Mrs. Arch Wall of nebo, preceded him in death by less than two weeks, having died suddenly Nov. 2?????
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan’s scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas..

LEOTA B. (SUTTON) HARPOLE , 77, of Nebo, died at 6:19 a.m. Wednesday (March 12, 1980) in Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo. Mrs. Harpole was born near here, Aug. 22, 1902, a daughter of Neal and Daisy McClain Sutton. She married Ross A. Harpole, Oct. 11, 1922. He died July 3, 1954. She was a member of the Nebo Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Dale of near here; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Ottwell of Palos Heights and Mrs. Mary Lou Chamberlain of near here; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Draper of near here, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, conducted by the Rev. Joe Maynard.. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Nebo Christian Church.
Contributed by Debbie Lee

LOGAN HARPOLE , son of Ivy and Nora Pearson Harpole, was born June 7, 1917 at Nebo, Ill., and lived his short live in this community. He had an attack of appendicitis January 16 and was taken to St. Mary’s hospital in Quincy two days later. Everything humanly possible was done to bring him back to normal health and many prayers went up in his behalf, part of which were answered before his passing. He called for the Chaplin at the hospital and asked him for help. After seeing Logan and asking Logan in what way he desired help, he told him that Jesus was the only one that could save and to pray for himself and he would pray for him. After each had offered two prayers, Logan testified to a changed condition of heart and soul. He was greatly strengthened his last night by some scriptures that were read to him and said shortly before passing, that he knew he was saved. He then prayed, “Lord let me die, I want to get out of my misery.” After resting a few minutes he said, “Lord, I am saved. Amen.” These were his last words. After three weeks of suffering from appendicitis, toxic poisoning and pneumonia the last two days, Jesus answered his prayers and relieved his suffering in the early morning hours, February 7, 1934. His life among us was very brief, as Job said, “He came forth as a flower and withered away” but he has gone home to be with Jesus after spending sixteen years and eight months with us. He leaves to mourn his departure, a father and a mother, two brothers, Wayne and Russell, Darrel Pearson, like a brother as he was taken into the home at three months of age and he and Logan were reared as brothers, two sisters-in-law, Georgia and Alberta Harpole and one niece (balance cut off).
From Kathy Robinson’s notes: Logan Harpole is buried at Mason Cemetery, near Nebo, Pike county, Illinois.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan’s scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MARTHA ANN (McNALLEY) HARPOLE was born January 10, 1848 in Monroe Co. Ill., and departed this life January 26, 1937 at the age of 89 years and 16 days. She moved to Calhoun Co when one year old. She was united in marriage to Charles E. Harpole, April 6, 1866 and to this union was born five children, Thomas Harpole, Mrs. Mary O. Harlow, Baylis, Ill, Mrs. Hattie Hawlow, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Henry Harpole, and John B. Harpole. She leaves to mourn her departure her two daughters Mary and Hattie Harlow, one son John B. Harpole, ten grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Her husband and two sons Thomas and Henry preceded her in death. She was united with the Church of Christ at Panther Creek early in life and remained true to the church until death. She was commonly known as "Aunt Martha" and was loved by all who knew her.
Since Jesus is mine, I'll not fear undressing;
But gladly put off these garments of clay. To die in the Lord is a convenent blessing,
Since Jesus to Glory through death led the way.
Card of Thanks
I am thinking of those whom I used to know, Who lived and suffered in this world below; They have gone up to heaven. But I'd like to know What are they doing there now? There were some whose bodies were full of disease, Medicine and doctors could give them no ease; They suffered till death gave a final release. What are they doing there now?
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Nebo Baptist Church by the Rev. Eldon Peek with burial at the Well's Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
(Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner.) Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MERLE V. HARPOLE was born Sept. 16, 1915 in Nebo , IL and died June 6, 1979 in Quincy , IL . Burial was in Nebo , IL . He married Bertha Martin in January, 1934 in Pike Co, IL. His parents were Charles and Blanche Battershell Harpole. He was a resident of Pleasant Hill , IL and a WWII vet. He is survived by his wife; these children: Ronald of Jackson-ville, Durrell of Rome, NY, Gary of Quincy and Blanche Breton of Nebo; nine grand-children; and one g-grandchild; and two brothers: Russell of Nebo and Hubbert of Alton.

RONALD WAYNE HARPOLE 79, of Griggsville, IL died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 24, 1934 in Nebo, IL, the son of James Voshall and Louella Burbridge Harpole. He married Joyce Ellen Jordan on June 19, 1954 in Pittsfield, IL and she survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Debbie (Rollie) Brown of Burnsville, MN; one son, Ronald Mark (Angie) Harpole of St. Charles, MO; two grandchildren, Jill (Michael) Carpenter of Apple Valley, MN and Michael Harpole of O’Fallon, MO; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Twila Fielder of Osage Beach, MO and Ellen (Norman) Turnbull of Griggsville. He was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Smith and a brother in infancy. Mr. Harpole was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed by Firestone as a zone manager for 35 years, retiring in 1991. Ron was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. Following cremation, private services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice c/o Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 341, Griggsville, IL 62340
Contributed by Billie Browning

RUSSELL HARPOLE a son of the late Ivy L. and Nora Pearson Harpole, was born near Nebo, IL, Nov. 18, 1905. He died in the early morning of May 25, 1994 following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Alberta, whom he married in Pittsfield, IL, May 9, 1927, 67 years ago; also a cousin Darrell Pearson who was raised in the Ivy Harpole home; a sister-in-law Margie Chamberlain and a brother-in-law Durrell Chamberlain and his wife Barbara. Mr Harpole was preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Lou and two brothers, Wayne and Logan Harpole was of the Baptist faith. Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Hill Nursing Center. Mr. Harpole was a farmer in early mature years and later conducted a successful trucking business. Beginning in 1975, Mr. Harpole was for many years vice president of the Corn Belt Bank and Trust Co. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Packard Officiating. Burial was in the Nebo Cemetery. (Contributed by Kathy Robinson)
2nd Obituary: Russell G. H arpole, 74, of Lincoln Hill Nursing Home in Quincy formerly of Nebo, died at 1: 28 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 17, 1980) in St. Mary Hospital in Quincy, where he had been a patient one week. He was born Jan. 13, 1905 in Nebo, a son of Charles and Blanche (Battershell) Harpole. He married Ethel May (Neese) on March 27, 1926 in Nebo. He was the owner and operator of a service station in Nebo for 25 years until his retirement in 1970, and had been active with the Nebo Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife; a son Rex ofPittsfield; a daughter Mrs. Lyndle 9Hilda) Harlow of Nebo; a brother John Hubert Harpole of Alton and nine grandchildren. He was preceded by a son and four brothers. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Nebo Christian Church conducted by the Rev. James Deck, with burial in Crescent Heights Cem. at Pleasant Hill. Arrangements are being handled by Ward-Lummis Funeral Home.
Virginia Hart Collection

SYBIL (DUNAVEN) HARPOLE 86, of Pleasant Hill, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday (March 25, 1980) in Illini Community Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Harpole was born near Pleasant Hill Aug. 12, 1893 a daughter of Oswald and Annette (Webster) Dunaven. She married Marvin Ross Harpole, April 15, 1915. He died May 29, 1969. She was a former resident of Wood River where she was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her survivors include a son, Gerald Harpole of Pisgah Forest, NC; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by brother Joe Maynard in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Nebo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Nebo Christian Church.
Virginia Hart Collection

WAYNE HARPOLE , 85, a retired farmer of Nebo died at 2 p.m. Thursday (April 12, 1990) in the Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Mr. Harpole was born June 14, 1904, in Nebo, a son of Ivy and Nora Pearson Harpole. He married Georgia Main on March 29, 1924, in Pleasant Hill. She survives. Mr. Harpole was a member of the Nebo Baptist Church and farmed in Pike County for many years. Survivors also include a daughter, Lillian Barton of Nebo; a brother, R. L. Harpole in Nebo; three grandchildren, David Barton of Nebo, Carol Freesemeyer of Hamburg, and Brenda Lacey of Pittsfield; six great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Darrell Pearson of Hull. Mr. Harpole was preceded in death by a brother. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Nebo Baptist Church by Brother Floyd Hamilton and the Rev. Wayne Carrigan. Burial will be in the Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Memorials may be made to the Nebo Baptist Church or the Pleasant Hill Nursing Center.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

HART , age 83 of Mendon and formerly of New Canton, died Wednesday, May 28,2008 at North Adams Home in Mendon. He was born June 11,1924 to Alfred Lloyd Pete and Velma Bolen Hart in New Canton. He married Ilah Mae Main March 27. 1943 in Palmyra, Mo. and she preceded him in death May 8 2008. Mr. Hart served as a Rifleman in WWII and was a member of the American Legion He worked as a Union Carpenter for Carpenter's Local 189. In his younger years he was active in area bowling leagues and he enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. John is survived by two daughters, Donnetta Scott and companion Sam Hively of Mendon, and Jennifer R. Hart of New Canton; two grandchildren, Sabra Burkle and fiance Vernon (JR) Streeter, of La Prairie and Zachary Scott of New Canton,; two great-grandchildren, Chance and Bryce Burkle of Colchester; and a step-great-grandson, Ty. Mr. Hart was preceded by his parents, his wife, two brothers, Mike and James Paul Hart; a sister, Virginia Martin; and a sister in infancy. Graveside services were held at 11 am, Tuesday, June 3, at Shearer Cemetery in New Canton, with Rev. Palsy Kelly officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Barry American Legion Post 222. Visitation was held Monday evening from 5- 6 pm at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials are suggested to the New Canton United Methodist Church or the Barry American Legion Post 222
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

GARY "BRYAN" HART - age 32, of Cabool, MO, formerly of Pleasant Hill, IL died Monday, August 14, 2006 from an automobile accident. He died in the emergency room of Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, MO. He was employed at Lafser and Associates, Inc. in St. Louis, MO, as an environmental technician engineer. He was a 1993 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and a member of New Vision Evangelistic Center in Nebo. Bryan enjoyed riding motorcycles, trapping and was an avid fisherman who could spend endless hours fishing and launching a fishing guide service in Illinois and Missouri. He also enjoyed spending time with children. Bryan was the son of Gary Bing (Cathy) Hart of Fairhope, Ala. and Carolyn Frances Pitt Hart of Pleasant Hill. Also surviving are a grandmother, Virginia Hart of Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Brianna Lynn Hart of Mexico, MO; three step-daughters, Madison, Taylor and Kaylee Martin of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Michelle (Tim) Butler of Pleasant Hill; a step-sister, Wendy (Ryan) Shireman of St. Louis, MO; nephews, nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Bing Hart, Francis Pitt, Lucille McFarland and Estalene Merryman. There was no visitation. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Bill Schultz officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Published in Calhoun News-Herald, Hardin, IL -- 08/23/2006
K. Windle-Skarstad at Find-A-Grave

HARRY O. HART - Born: Nov. 27, 1919, New Canton , IL ; Died: Apr. 30, 1989, Barry , IL . Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery , Barry , IL . He was married to Roberta L. Garner Allen Nov. 24, 1966 in Barry , IL . His parents were Lewis and Zulla Havens Hart. Survived by his wife; three daughters: Barbara Jean Motley and Cassandra Nieders, both of Barry, and Lois Ruble of Hannibal, MO; two sons: Lewis G. Allen of Barry and Larry W. Allen of Ottumwa, IA; 12 grand and 14 g-grandchildren; two brothers: Charles Hart of Pleasant Hill and William Hart of New Canton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

ILAH MAE (MAIN) HART - 84, of Mendon and formerly of New Canton, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was born Jan. 14, 1924 in New Canton to Louis and Viola Allensworth Main. She married John Hart March 27, 1943 in Palmyra, Mo. and he survives. Mrs. Hart graduated from New Canton High School in 1942, where she was active in Softball and other sports. Ilah Mae served as Deputy Treasure for Pike County for several years. She was on a Louisiana, Mo. bowling league for several years and was an avid reader. Mrs. Hart was very family oriented and very much enjoyed her grand-children and great grandkids. She is survived by her husband, John; two daughters, Donnetta Scott and companion Sam Hively of Mendon, and Jennifer R. Hart of New Canton; two grandchildren, Sabra Burkle and fiancé Vernon (JR) Streeter, of La Prairie and Zachary Scott of New Canton; two great-grandchildren, Chance and Bryce Burkle of Colchester; and a brother-in-law, Norman Bibb of New Canton. She was preceded by her parents, a brother, Johnny Main, and three sisters; Louise Vaughn, Elva Bellovich and Martha Bibb. Graveside services were held Monday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at Shearer Cemetery in New Canton with Rev. Patsy Kelly officiating. Visitation was held Sunday evening from 5 - 8 p.m., at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials are suggested to the New Canton First Responders.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

ISAAC HART - was the son of Nathaniel and Clarissa Hart, and was born in Cambridge, Mass., April 26, 1837, and departed this life in Barry, Ill., April 25, 1912, aged 74 years, 11 months and 29 days. He was but six months old when his parents came to Illinois and located west of Barry on the old home place, where Isaac grew to manhood--receiving such education as the common schools of those days afforded. He was united in marriage with Sallie Ann Gorton, September 5, 1860, and to this union four children were born--namely: Mrs. A. __ Bain and Mrs. George Glatfield of Barry; Frank and Fred of New Canton. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Clara Davis, and one brother, Grandville Hart of Barry to mourn his death, besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was stricken with paralysis last summer and was in a serious condition for a time, but rallied and was able to go about some, but was in a very weak condition of mind and body. His final sickness lasted but a few days--during which time he was not conscious of such suffering and passed quietly to the realms beyond as above stated. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. __ Bain, Saturday, April 27, 1912, at 2:00 p.m., by Rev. D. V. Gowdy, pastor of the Methodist church, and burial was made in the Barry cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Record, Wed. 1 May 1912, p3 c3]

MARY ANN (COCHRAN) HART was the eighth child of Thomas and Louisa (Saltkill) Cochran, and was born at New Salem, Ill., on January 18, 1847. She was the last of the family, living to the ripe old age of exactly eighty-one years and eleven months. She passed away at her late home in this city on Tuesday evening, December 18, 1928, at 6:10 o'clock. During maidenhood the subject of this sketch came to the vicinity of Barry from her birthplace with her parents....Soon after settlement in their new home, Mary Anne met Roger Hart whom she married on January 3, 1868 and took up residence on a farm. Prosperity and happiness came. Two children were born: Will E., and Lura, who is now Mrs. Ed Grammer and was with her mother until the last to care for and comfort her. Will passed away twenty years ago at the farm west of Barry, when his son, Wilbur Lillis, was one month old and who passed away when he was two years old. Mrs. Hart was left a widow seven years by the death of her husband. She resided in Barry about twenty-four years. Mrs. Hart was a member of the Barry Baptist church...The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ed Grammer, who has lovingly cared for her aged parent. There are also two grandsons, namely Russel Hart of Wichita, Kans., and Marshall Grammer, son of the daughter, Lura....The funeral services were conducted from the Barry Baptist church on Friday afternoon, December 21, 1928...with the Rev. William H. Dickman, pastor of the church in charge, assisted by the Rev. T. Elmer Jones of Canton, Mo., a former pastor and Dr. D. O. Hopkins, of Normal, Illinois, district superintendent of the Illinois Baptist State Convention. At the request of Mrs. Hart, nephews acted as pallbearers and the Jones family of Canton, Mo., sang, while Berl H. Wike played the piano accompaniment. Interment took place in Park Lawn cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Wed, 26 Dec 1928, p1]

NORMA M. HART , 82, of Barry Community Care Center, formerly of New Canton,died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield. She was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Rockport, to Morris D. and Mary Elizabeth (Mooney) Day. They preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Stuart Hart and wife, Becky of Kinderhook and DeWayne Hart and wife, Cynthia of Robertsville, Mo.; five daughters, Ramona Schmidt and husband, Ken, of St. Louis, Mo., Sheila Zundel and husband, Leeland of Cambridge, Idaho, Althea Hart of New Canton, Janeen Little of Atlas and Anita Phillips and husband, Mark, of Barry;12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Donald Day of New Canton; two sisters, Dot McCoy and husband, Lamar, of Nashville, Tenn. and Carmen Kolker and husband, Stan, of Tuscon, Ariz.; and two nephews and one niece. Norma was a member of the New Canton United Methodist Church where she was Sunday School Superintendent. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening. She was fond of collecting angels. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the New Canton United Methodist Church in New Canton. Burial will be in Mooney-Marion Cemetery in Atlas. Memorials are suggested to the New Canton United Methodist Church
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

ORLANDO HILL HART , was born in Massachusetts in 1829, and emigrated to this county quite early. He was married to Miss Jennette Wirt, who died leaving one child, Alvin. In April, 1854, he again married, this time Miss Mary, daughter of Harvey Blair. Of their children 7 are living, – Ellie, John, Charles W., Katie, Alfred and Nettie. Mr. H. resided on the homestead until his death, which occurred in 1879. Mrs. H. has on sec. 33 a farm of 80 acres, valued at $40 per acre. P. O., Barry. Mr. H. was a member of the Odd Fellows, and a man highly esteemed by all who knew him.
From the website of Brian Moisson / World Connect

RITA ANNETTE HART - Rockport, Ill., July 6.--Rita Hart, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Charles Hart of Pleasant Hill, was fatally injured when she ran out in front of a car driven by the Rev. Raymond Houser, 19, of Hannibal, Mo., on the highway here last night at 6:50. She was taken to Illini Community hospital at Pittsfield , where she died of her injuries a short time later. Houser, a Pentecostal minister, way on his way to services at Pleasant Hill when the child started across the highway in front of him. She was visiting Rockport with her parents. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 in the Pleasant Hill Methodist church, with the Rev. Dean Benton officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Heights cemetery. Rita Annette Hart was born Jan. 4, 1960, at New Canton. She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Regina and Ronalyn; two brothers, Gary and Kenneth; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verdie Smith of Pleasant Hill and Mrs. Lewis Hart of New Canton, and a great grandfather, Lou Galloway of Pleasant Hill
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

RONALYN SUE HART - 51, of Pleasant Hill died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2007 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born Feb. 1, 1956 in Pittsfield, the daughter of Charles Lewis "Bing" Hart and Virginia Ruth Smith Hart. Ronalyn was a 1974 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from SIU - Edwardsville. She was a Personnel Sergeant in the US Army, having served in Korea, Alaska, at the Pentagon and retiring after 18 years of service in the Inspector General's office at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ronalyn was a member of Pleasant Hill American Legion Post 1048. She enjoyed running, traveling and spending time with her family. She was of Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Bing Hart, a sister, Rita A. Hart and a nephew Bryan Hart. Funeral service will be held Friday, November 30 at 11:00 am at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Father Louis Dorn. Burial with full military honors will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-8 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill American Legion, the American Cancer Society or the charity or organization of the donor's choice.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

SALLY ANN (GORTON) HART - Word was received in this city early this (Wednesday) morning of the death of Mrs. Sallie Ann Hart of New Canton, which occurred at 1:00 o'clock. Mrs. Hart had been ill but a week with the influenza which later developed into pneumonia. On account of her advanced age, almost 83 years, Mrs. Hart was unable to combat the disease. She was born and raised in the vicinity of Barry, but had lived in New Canton for many years, where she was widely known. She lived with her sons in New Canton. Mrs. Hart was the daughter of Kale Gorton and wife. Her husband, Isaac Hart, has been dead for many years. Mrs. Hart leaves four grown children. They are: Fred and Frank Hart, both single and living with the mother; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Bain and Mrs. Charlott Glatfield of this city. No arrangements for the funeral had been made at last reports.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Wed. 28 Feb 1923]

TRYPHENA (GORTON) HART - was born in Hancock, Berkshire county, Mass., Aug. 4, 1808. Converted January, 1822, and united with the Baptist church in June of the same year and was baptized by Elder Justus Hull. Came to this state in 1837 with her parents, one sister and four brothers; united with the Barry Baptist church the same year. Married to Deacon Joel Hart Aug. 1, 1841. To them were born three children, two sons and one daughter. One son died in the late war. Joel Hart died Feb. 27, 1877. Mother Hart had been a great sufferer for many years. Departed this life July 30th without a struggle. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Roger Hart on Aug. 1st, conducted by Rev. F. P. Douglas, of Kinderhook. A large number of friends were present at the services to extend their sympathy to the bereaved. The interment took place in the Barry cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton - [Barry Adage, Tues. 6 Aug 1891]

VIRGINIA RUTH (SMITH) HART - 80, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday morning (April 9, 2013) in the Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield Virginia was born Jan. 21, 1933, near Pleasant Hill, a daughter of Verdie C. and Evelyn V. Galloway Smith. She married Charles Lewis "Bing" Hart on March 12, 1949, in Hannibal, Mo., and he died Nov. 10, 1999. Virginia was a well-known wedding caterer and planner. In earlier years, she had been employed by Motorola in Quincy. She was an avid genealogist and had been the president of the Pike County Genealogical Society and secretary for the Illinois Genealogical Society. Virginia enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and birdwatching. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include six children, Kenny (Nancy) Hart of Pittsfield, Gary (Cathy) Hart of Pleasant Hill, Regina (Jim Carpenter) Root of Pleasant Hill, Rod (Jeri) Hart of Kamspville, Regi (Marisa Duda) Hart of Pleasant Hill and Rawn (Kathy) Hart of Pleasant Hill; a niece raised in the Hart home, Jo Hoaglin of Pleasant Hill; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Louis (Linda) Smith of Huntsville, Ala. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters, Rita A. Hart and Ronalyn Hart; and a grandson, Bryan Hart.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Brother Bill Smith. Burial will follow at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Crescent Heights Cemetery Association, Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund or to the charity or organization of the donor's choice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Virginia (Gorton) Bonne - Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from April 11 to April 13, 2013

WILLIAM FREDERICK HART - Feb. 2, 1971—July 11; 2011 NEW CANTON, IL - William "Billy" Fredrick Hart, 40, of New Canton, died at 5:07 p.m. Monday (July 11, 2011) in his home. Mr. Hart was born Feb. 2, 1971, in Hannibal, Mo., to William E. and Vicki Hudnall Hart. Billy worked at Drake's Steak and Ale. He enjoyed fishing, walking in the rain, going to the creek, looking for geodes and loved spending time entertaining his nieces. Survivors include his parents of New Canton; one daughter, Tiffany Hart of Barry; one brother, Tim Hart (Jennifer) of Hannibal; one sister, Stephanie Potter (Steve) of Booneville, Mo.; six nieces, Shelbi, Sheridan, Shayann, Sydney, Alyssa and Myranda; one nephew, Andrew; and one great-nephew, Liam. He was preceded in death by his twin brothers, Mark and Matthew Hart. SERVICES: 3 p.m. Thursday in the James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal, with Wayne Swenson conducting. Burial will be at Shearer Cemetery, New Canton. Pallbearers will be Kevin M. Howell, Mike Stout, Steve Potter, Tom Panek, Kevin R. Howell and Newt McGuire.
Contributed by Rosemary Reeves / Ella Tittsworth

KIMBERLEY (RUSH) HARTER - 41, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at her residence in Pittsfield. She was born Feb. 15, 1967 in Pittsfield to Bruce and Della Hull Rush. She married Doug Harter March 28, 1987 in Pittsfield. She worked for Lemons IGA, Pittsfield Farm and Home and operated a day care in her home. She was a member of the Pittsfield Churth of Nazarene. She enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, cooking and baking and shopping, flower garden, camping and her miniature poodle Annie, loved time spent with her family and granddaughter Alexea. Survivors include her husband, Doug Harter of New Hartford; three sons, Bryce Harter, Cayden Harter and Camden Harter of New Hartford; one daughter, Kelsey Harter (companion Colton Maynard) of New Hartford; and one granddaughter, Alexea Maynard; her parents, Bruce and Della Rush of New Salem; one brother, Bruce (Rita) Rush of Summer Hill; one sister, Mrs. Luke (Angela) Smith of Summer Hill; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at 10 a.m., at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Ronald Baker officiating. Burial was at the Gray Cemetery, New Salem.
Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 1, 2008 4 — 8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a Trust Fund for her Children's Education at First Bank in Pittsfield or Gray Cemetery, New Salem. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the services
Contribed by Billie Browning

A. CAMPBELL HARTSOCK - was born in Indiana , May 20, 1841; died at his home in Pleasant Hill , Illinois , May 27, 1910. Aged 69 yr 7 days. When President Lincoln called for volunteers A. Campbell Hartsock came forward and offered his services upon the altar of his country becoming a member of Company C - 10th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He became a soldier of the Cross in 1903 making his confession at the water where 14 had gone for baptism. Upon his confession of faith in his Lord, he was the first of the candidates for Baptism to go into the water to obey his master in this sacred ordinance. He remained faithful until his death, was seldom absent from the Bible school and church service and was ever a willing helper at all the church's public gathering. He was a great lover of music and the song service always appealed to him very touchingly. Funeral services were conducted from his residence by Eld. J. W. Pearson after which the remains were laid to rest in the Hartsock cemetery, northeast of Pleasant Hill on the farm where he spent so many years of his life. (Hartsock, A. C. - Joined at the water on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 31, 1903 and was the first of a crowd of 14 that was baptized on this same afternoon by Rev. O. C. Bolman)

ADA (FOSTER) HARTSOCK - 84, of Pleasant Hill , died at 3:25 am Tuesday, July 2, 1985 in Illini Community Hospital , Pittsfield , where she had been a patient for 10 days. Mrs. Hartsock was born March 1, 1901, in Stark, MO, a daughter of Frank and Emma Phillips Foster. She married John C. Hartsock, Dec. 18, 1917, in Louisiana , MO. He died July 15, 1970. Mrs. Hartsock was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church and formerly active in the Rebekah Lodge of Pleasant Hill. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Kelly of Pleasant Hill and Mrs. Barthella Benjamin of the Owen Care Center in Pittsfield ; a brother, Frank Foster of Monmouth; five grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 10 am Friday in the Pleasant Hill Christian Church by the Rev. Norman Conklin and Brother Joe Maynard. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill . Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Christian Church. The Ward-Lummis Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN H. HARTSOCK , died suddenly at his home 2 1/2 miles southwest of Pleasant Hill in the morning of May 12. He was in his 70th year. He had eaten breakfast and was churning when he fell to the floor, expiring a few minutes later without regaining consciousness. He had suffered of late from indigestion and had recently been under a doctor's care, but had improved. He was born June 4, 1853, a son of Enoch & Eliza Hartsock. He is survived by his wife (formerly Nora Fast), a daughter, Mrs. Frank Hobbs, and three sons, Harrison, Ed and John, all of Pleasant Hill . He was a member of the Christian Church and the Modern Woodman. The funeral was held at the Christian Church in Pleasant Hill , Rev. W. H. Cannon of this city officiating, and interment was in the family lot on the Alvin Windmiller farm northeast of Pleasant Hill .

JOHN C. HARTSOCK - Funeral services for John C. Hartsock, lifetime resident of Pleasant Hill, were held at 2 pm Friday at the Christian Church there with Rev. Joe Maynard of Pittsfield and Rev. Jerry D'Alton officiating. Interment was in Crescent Heights Cemetery , Pleasant Hill . Ward Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Hartsock, 72 year old retired construction worker, died at 10:45 am Wednesday, July 15, 1970 in his home. He had been in ill health for a number of years. Born Oct. 28, 1897 in Pleasant Hill , John C. Hartsock was the son of John and Norah Fast Hartsock. He was married at Louisiana , Mo. Dec. 18, 1917 to Ada B. Foster, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Kelly and Mrs. Barthella Benjamin, both of Pleasant Hill . There are 5 grand children and 13 great grand children. Mr. Hartsock was a member of the Christian church in Pleasant Hill and of local Union 965.

MAXINE L. HARTSOCK , 92, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born Apr. 6, 1919 in Pleasant Hill, she was a daughter of William McKinley and Velma (Hemphill) Jennings. She married Wilbert Rollin Hartsock July 28, 1937 in Bowling Green, Mo. He passed away Nov. 2, 2005. Maxine loved to cook. She also loved her grandchildren, gardening and sewing. She is survived by a daughter, Janice Ann Couch of Alton; two sons, Robert Allen (Agnes) Hartsock and Gary Wayne (Donna) Hartsock, all of East Alton; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles Ross Hartsock, a sister, Oma Jennings; and two brothers, Arvis and Avery Jennings. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 3 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights from 11 a.m. until services begin at 1 p.m. Jason Pierce officiated. Burial was at Rose Lawn memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Contributed by Billie Browning - PP

MERLE L. HARTSOCK , 69, of Pleasant Hill , died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at the Illini Community Hospital in PIttsfield . He was born May 4, 1936 in Pleasant Hill , a son of Murrell Edgar and Maud Eyleen Moyer Hartsock. He married Betty J. Collins Hartsock Jan. 28, 1967 in Mexico and she survives in Pleasant Hill . He is also survived by 2 daughters; Lisa (husband Don) Hannel of Pleasant Hill and Teresa (husband Ronnie) Bauer of Pittsfield; 4 grandchildren, Eric and Christina Hannel of Pleasant Hill and Sydney and Shelby Bauer of Pittsfield; 3 sisters, Jean (husband Tommy) Crowder, Margaret (husband Charles) Yokem and Geraldine Hartsock all of Pleasant Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles Hartsock and a nephew Michale Hartsock. Mr. Hartsock was a 20 year veteran of the US Air Force, retiring in 1976 and serving in Korea and Vietnam . Following his retirement, he was employed by Stark Brothers Nursery in Louisiana , Mo for 23 years. Funeral services were held Moday at Ward-Lummis Funeral HOme in Pleasant Hill , conducted by Brother David Ford and Brother Don Hannel. Burial with military honors, was at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill . Casket bearers were Lonnie Robinson, Rodney Crowder, Bobby Bowman, David Yokem, Joe Hartsock, Justin Hartsock, John Hausmann and Josh Hausmann. Memorials were suggested to Crescent Heights Cemetery Association.

MURRELL E. HARTSOCK - The funeral of Murrell E. Hartsock of Pleasant Hill was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home with the Rev. Waylon Engle officiating. Interment was in Crescent Heights cemetery. Mr. Hartsock, 70, died Jan. 17, 1980 in Illini Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Nebo Dec. 28, 1909, he was a son of Edward and Lula Harlow Hartsock. He married Eileen Moyer on Feb. 4, 1931 in Pittsfield. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Merle Hartsock of Pleasant Hill; three daughters, Mrs. Jean Crowder, Mrs. Margaret Yokem, and Miss Geraldine Hartsock, all of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Wilbert Hartsock of Wood River, and Dale Hartsock of Brighton; five sisters, Mrs. Corda Phillips of Alton, Mrs. Nora Shelton of Camp Point, and Mrs. Dorothy Helms, Mrs. Audrey Lord and Mrs. Delores Miller, all of Pleasant Hill; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son and three brothers. Mr. Hartstock served for eight years as road commissioner of Pleasant Hill township until he retired in 1975. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Pleasant Hill American Legion.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [unidentified 1980 clipping]

WILLARD HARTSOCK - Funeral services for Willard Hartsock, 61, of Roxana, were held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1965 in rosewood heights, Ill. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial cemetery. Mr. Hartsock died in St. Joseph’s hospital in Alton, Monday, Feb. 8, 1965. He was born in Pleasant Hill, a son of Harrison and Gussie Clark Hartsock. He was married to Pauline Stevens, who survives. He had lived in Roxana for 35 years. Surviving are his widow; a son; and a sister, Mrs. Lacy (Lottie) Galloway of Pleasant Hill.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

CHARLES PAGE HATCH the eldest so of Franklin and Rebecca Bennett Hatch was born in Griggsville November 20, 1853, and lived in this community all of his long and useful life. On the 6th of November, 1883 he was united in marriage to Ann Lasbury. To this union were born two children, Charles Page Hatch and Mary L. Hatch, who with the widow and brother, Marshall P. Hatch, survive him. Mr. Hatch had been ill for some time and death came at 3:30 o'clock Thursday morning, September 19, at his home in Griggsville. In the death of Mr. Hatch, Griggs­ville has lost a true and upright citi­zen, one who was ever loyal to his family and friends and he has gone to his reward at a ripe old age with the respect and affection of all who knew him. Mr. Hatch was a communicant of S. James' Church and funeral ser­vices were held there on Saturday.
(Submitted by Sandi Donaldson from a newspaper clipping from a Pike county scrapbook)

CHARLES PAGE HATCH JR b: 6 May 1885, Griggsville, Il.; d: 15 Mar 1988, Barry, Il.; bu: Griggsville, Il.; m: Grace Dolbow on 12 Aug 1919 in Griggsville, Il.; fa: Charles Page Hatch; mo: Anna Lasbury. Wife preceded in death 28 Feb 1988. A resident of Griggsville. Survived by several cousins, including Frankie Hatch Strahle of the Barry Community Care Center, Ted Clark of Hannibal, Mo., Bob Clark of Pittsfield, Judy Goddard of Arizona, Mrs. Richard (Madeline Hatch) Morris of Springfield, Marilyn Schmidt of Bethesda, Md., and O. M. Hatch IV of Anchorage, Alaska; along with several other cousins and relatives. Preceded by a sister: Mary Hatch.
OBITUARY -
Charles Page Hatch, 102, of Griggsville and more recently of the Barry Community Care Center, died at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday (March 15, 1988) in the center. Mr. Hatch was born May 6, 1885, in Griggsville, a son of the late Charles Page and Anna Lasbury Hatch. He married Grace Dolbow, August 12, 1919, in Griggsville. She died February 28, 1988. Mr. Hatch is survived by several cousins, including Frankie Hatch Strahle of Barry Community Care Center, Ted Clark of Hannibal, Bob Clark of Pittsfield, Judy Goddard of Arizona, Mrs. Richard Madeline Hatch Morris of Springfield, Marilyn Schmidt of Bethesda, Md., and O.M. Hatch IV of Anchorage, Alaska. He was preceded in death by a sister.
Mr. Hatch was a lifelong farmer in Griggsville and a well-known artist who won recognition for several of his paintings. He was one of the major woodcarvers in Illinois and a writer, having had his stories published in several periodicals. He also was an avid hunter and trapper for several years and a member of St. James Church in Griggsville. Services were conducted...Friday in St. James Episcopal Church in Griggsville. Burial was in Griggsville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Skinner House for the preservation of Page Hatch collection of art works and woodcarvings.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [The Paper, Barry, 28 Mar 1988]

GRACE (DOLBOW) HATCH b: 28 Dec 1898, Griggsville, Il.; d: 28 Feb 1988, Barry, Il.; bu: Griggsville, Il.; m: Charles Page Htch on 12 Aug 1919 in Griggsville, Il.; fa: Stanley Dolbow; mo: Mamie Tooley. A resident of Griggsville. Survived by her husband of the Barry Community Care Center; two nephews: Carl McCarthy of Doraville, Ga., and David McCarthy of Columbia, Mo.; a niece: Mrs. Stewart (Mary) Thomas of Belleview, Fla.; three great-nephews: Richard Peters of Springfield, Stanley McCarthy of Columbia, Mo., and Keith McCarthy of Atlanta, Ga.; and two great-nieces: Mrs. Henry (Judy) Moellring of Fowler and Mrs. Eric (Linda) Lawman of Columbia, Mo. Preceded by a sister: Mrs. Carl (Katherine) McCarthy.

MRS. J.F. HATCH - The funeral services connected with the burial of Mrs. J. F. Hatch were held Thursday at 4 o'clock p. in. at the fami­ly residence, conducted by her former pastor the Rev. N. L. Burton, of Gales­burg, who spoke in a most feeling manner of the life and character of the de­ceased, and words of comfort and con­solation to the family and friends, point­ing them to the blessed promises of the resurrection. A quartette composed of Mrs. Roy Wilson, Mrs. S. M. Stead, Mr. Del Wade and Bert Hardy sang "Abide With Me" and "Asleep in Jesus." The floral tributes were in great pro­fusion and most beautiful. The pall-bearers were: Frank Hatch of Springfield, Chas. Vose of Perry, Mason Hatch, C. P. Hatch, Marshal Hatch and D. W. Cree of this city. Relatives and friends present from out of the city were: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Capps, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Capps, Miss Emma Capps, Mrs. Joseph Capps, Mrs. James Capps, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gates and son Jerome, Miss Fannie King, Jacksonville, Mr. Frank Vose and son Charles of Perry, Ray­mond Vose, ElDara, Will Sanford, Chicago. The above notice chronicles the burial of one to whom more than a passing notice seems due. Mrs. Hatch was identified with almost every good work in our little city, both in her church and out of it. Where poverty, sickness, or death was, she was always to be found, did she know of it, with those kindly comforting words spoken from a heart full of love and sympathy for all. Was material aid needed, her purse was always open. We love to think of one who by her life has raised herself by the grace of God to that high level, where her life and thought teaches the things that are divine. Death has its terrible and in explicable sorrow. We will not speak of that. A Christian in her church, a Christian in her family, a Christian among the poor, she walked with God and had this testimony that it pleased Him and God took her.
(Submitted by Sandi Donaldson from a newspaper clipping from a Pike county scrapbook)

LYDIA B. HATCH - The passing away of Mrs. Lydia B. Hatch on last Wednesday morning is deserving of more than passing notice because she was the oldest resident of our city, if not of Pike county, her age being 94 years, one month and 14 days. (Death was 25 November 1908) Mrs. Hatch came to Griggsville with her husband, the late Isaac A. Hatch in 1840, making the trip by canal and stage coach. Mr. Hatch died Feb. 7, 1896, after a useful and successful life as farmer, merchant and banker. Three children were born to them, Abbie A., John F., and George, the latter dying in infancy. Coming here at so early a date, Mr. and Mrs. Hatch necessarily experienced the hardships of the pioneer life. However, none ever entered “Aunt Lydia’s home without a warm welcome nor left without feeling the warmth of a genuine hospitality, so characteristic people of her ancestry. Disease did not destroy the charm of a kind indulgent disposition, nor old age diminish her unselfish solicitude for her friends and loved ones. Her sweet face made sunshine in a shady place. If strangers felt the charm of her rare courtesy and joyous, sunny temperament, how much more so the members of her own household upon whom she lavished all the sweet earnestness and careful culture of her mind and nature. Strong and potent was the influence of this loving heart which gave of its gifts so generously. The spirit of her love was not weakness but strength. Gently, and most unconsciously, it coerced those coming in contact with it, to strive for, if not to attain the realization of the high ideal. Her life was gentle, but like the waters, it was deep. In her heart of hearts she carried those she loved and her hand was never weary, her step never failed in ministering unto, caring for, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon her. "So he giveth his beloved sleep.” Her children and her grandchildren shall rise up and call her blessed. Impressive funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. H. Appelman, her former pastor, of Marseilles, Ill., after which all that was mortal of this grand old mother in Israel was tenderly conveyed to our Silent City, where by the side of a devoted husband she now rests in peace. (Contributed by Sandi Donaldson)

A nonagenarian has away at Griggsville. There is special interest in her death for the reason that was the foster-mother of the late Dr. Henry Hatch, of this city. In mentioning her demise the Griggsville press has this to say: “Mrs. Lydia B. Hatch passed away this morning at 7:20 o’clock after a decline of several weeks, her death being due to old age. “’Aunt Lydia,’ as she was familiarly known, was a daughter of Jonathan Baxter, and was born in New Hampshire on October 11, 1814, her age being 94 years, 1 month and 14 days. Her young womanhood was spent in teaching in which she was very successful. Her marriage to the late Isaac A. Hatch took place in New Hampshire in 1840. Two children were born to them, Abbie A. and John Franklin, both of whom survive. Mrs. Hatch was a faithful member of the Griggsville Congregational church. She was not only faithful in her church, but just as faithful in believing that it was her duty as a Christian to do the will of the Master at all times. She was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need---both in acts of kindness and in words.
Transcribed and submitted by Delaine Donaldson - (The Quincy Daily Whig, November 27, 1908)

CARL HIBBARD , 81, of Payson died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center. Survivors: a daughter, Sandra (husband, Robert) McQueen of Morrisonville; three grandchildren; a brother, Harold (wife, Phyllis) Hibbard of Payson; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, Payson, the Rev. Richard Ahlgrim officiating. Burial: Akers Chapel Cemetery near Plainville.
Contributed by Lillie Riney (Find-A-Grave)

DON HIBBARD , 85, of Baylis, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 4, 2000, at his daughter's residence in rural Griggsville. Born Sept. 14, 1915 in Traverse City, Mich., he was a son of the late Roy S. and Mabel Keen Hibbard. He married Ellen Reinders on March 16, 1946 in Petersburg and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters Mrs. Everett (Donna) Moore of rural Griggsville, Mrs. Gary (Diane Jeanette) Lupton of Dekalb; two sons, Dwayne "Butch" Hibbard and wife Janice of Griggsville, and Roy Hibbard and friend Pollie Schafer of Muncie, Ind.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dora Ann Whitaker of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jeanne LaCount of Heyworth; one brother, Stanley Hibbard and wife Maxine of Rockford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Helen Hibbard; and one great-grandson, James Daniel Wood. Mr. Hibbard was a 1933 graduate of Four City High School in Four City, and was a grain and livestock farmer west of Baylis for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army in the African and European theaters. He was a member of the Baylis United Methodist Church and the Pike County Farm Bureau. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Airsman­Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Quincy. Pallbearers were Wes Hibbard, Gary Lupton, Jerry Moore, Heath Hibbard, Dan Wood and Chuck Polley.
Contributed by Billie Browning

ELLEN (REINDERS) HIBBARD , 79, of Baylis, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at her daughter's residence in rural Griggsville. Born Oct. 24, 1922, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late. Rudy, and Selma Rosendahl Reinders. She married Donald Hibbard on March 16, 1946, in Petersburg and he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2000. Mrs. Hibbard graduated from Petersburg High School in Petersburg, attending nursing school in Hannibal, Mo., graduat­ing in 1966. She became a licensed practical nurse, working in various hospitals and nursing homes throughout the area. She was a very active member of the Baylis United Methodist Church and was past president of the Baylis/Fish Hook United Methodist Women, as well as holding several chairs in the church. She was also a member of the Pike County Home Extension and the Domestic Science Club-in Baylis. She loved to travel and visit with family and friends, and spend winters in Florida. Survivors include two daugh­ters, Donna (husband Everett) Moor, Griggsville, and Diane Jeanette (husband Gary) Lupton of DeKalb; two sons, Dwayne "Butch" (wife Janice) Hibbard, Griggsville, and Roy (wife Pollie) Hibbard, Muncie, Ind.; 14 grand­children; 25 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn Reinders of Perrysburg, Ohio; and one nephew, David Reinders of Perrysburg, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. , Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Airsman-Hires chapel in Griggsville with Rev. Dorothy Fellhauer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Quincy. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home
Contributed by Billie Browning

HILDA C. (BRANNICK) HIBBARD , 53, of rural Hull, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1981 in Blessing Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1928 near Payson, she was a daughter of Frank and Ina Brannick. She married Carl Hibbard on July 7, 1949 in Quincy. He survives. She was an employee of Motorola for ten years, and later a supervisor of Davis-Cleaver Produce. She was a member of the Payson Methodist Church. Mrs Hibbard is also survived by one daughter, Mrs Bob (Sandra) McQueen, of Springfield; a brother, Frank, of In­diana; two sisters, Mrs Jack (Dorothy) Meyers of Quincy, and Mrs Victor (Mary) Hull of Payson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home in Payson, conducted by the Rev Ronald Roberts.
Contributed by Billie Browning

CHAUNCEY LAWSON HIGBEE - died suddenly of apoplexy on Sunday. Judge Higbee, it is stated, had been feeling quite ill for the last week, but his physician did not attribute it to any serious cause, consequently his attack, which caused him to drop from his chair dead, was a terrible shock to his family and to the community in which he resided. Judge Higbee was one of the Circuit Judges in this District, and was also on the bench of the Appellate Court of this (the Third) District, and his eminence as a jurist is well known all over the State. He has also occupied a high position in the councils of the Democratic party, being virtually the leader of the party in Pike county. his prominence in all circles must necessarily bring profound sorrow to his friends and acquaintances regardless of class or political faith. Judge Higbe was elected Circuit Judge for four terms, the first time in 1861. He was elected Judge of the Appellate Court six years ago. It is reported that on Saturday he told the Hon. J. M. Bush that he would not consent to remain on the judicial bench longer than this year, when his fourth term as Circuit and Appellate Judge would expire, and he would retire to public life. In 1845 he was publishing a paper at Nauvo. Ill., when his office material was put into the Mississippi river and he was warned by the Mormons to leave the place on penalty of death. He thereupon removed to Pittsfield to reside, where he practiced law successfully for a long time, and, as stated, in 1861 was elected Judge. He began his professional career at the bar of Pike County about the year 1847, and rapidly rose to distinction in his profession and to importance as a political leader in the Counties embraced in what is known as the "Military Tract" in this State. After serving one term in the House of Representatives as a member of the Nineteenth General Assembly, he was elected to the State Senate, serving two sessions in that body - those of 1859 and 1861, retiring in June to accept his first judicial election. As a man Judge Higbee earned the warmest regard of al his acquaintances. As a jurist, he stood second to none of his associates upon the Appellate bench. As a politician he was well-informed, sagacious and shrewd, and had the complete confidence of his party throughout the State. He was a native of Clermont county, Ohio, where he was born in 1820. In 1854 he married Julia White, niece of the late Hon. I. N. Morris of this city. His wife survives him, together with a son and daughter - Harry Higbee, presently practicing law at Minneapolis, and Susie Higbee, living at home at Pittsfield. Judge Higbee was possessed of a large amount of property.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge - Quincy Whig, Thursday December 11, 1884 page 4

EDRIE L. (GARNER) HOAGLIN , 94, of the Pittsfield Manor, and formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Pittsfield Manor. She was born June 24, 1915, in Strout, a daughter of Harry and Sarah Louanna Weaver Garner. Edrie married Russell Hoaglin April 22, 1932, in Pleasant Hill and Russell died Feb. 27, 1995. She was employed by Pleasant Hill Community Unit School District #3 as the head cook at Pleasant Hill High School for many years. Edrie was a member ofthe Pleasant Hill Church of Christ and she and her husband were avid rock collectors. Survivors include one son, Robert (wife Dixie) Hoaglin of Louisiana; a son-in-law, David Windmiller of Quincy; four grandchildren, Russell C. Windmiller of Quincy, Patricia (husband Mitch) Hager of Slater, Mo., Wendy (husband Howard) Alexander of Louisiana and Robert L. (wife Donna) Hoaglin of Bogue Chitto, Miss.; numerous great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Norma Hoaglin of rural Pittsfield. Edrie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Connie Windmiller, and by two brothers, Mayo and Everett Garner. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Wilson Ramsey. Burial will fol­low at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral hone. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity or organization of the donors choice. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

EDWARD DEAN HOAGLIN , 55, died at the Heart of Georgia Inpatient Care Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, after a brief illness. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct.11, 2009, at Henderson Baptist Church with Reverend Ed Sandefur officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Relay For Life by Central Georgia Cancer Care, 114 Southerlin Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088; Henderson Baptist Church Men's Ministry, 2813 US Highway 41, Elko, GA 31025; or Heart of Georgia Hospice, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry, GA 31069. Ed was born in McCook, Neb. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in Pleasant Hill, and attended Gem City College in Quincy and Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. He was active with Kiwanis Club in Illinois, and moved to the South in 1993. Ed, an automotive consultant, comptroller, and accountant, was associated with numerous automobile dealerships in Houston and surrounding counties. He worked for Eddie Wiggins Pontiac/GMC for six years, and most recently, he was employed with Milledgeville Toyota. Ed was a work-a-holic. He loved his work and his farm, but most of all, he loved his family. He attended Henderson Baptist Church. His memory will forever be treasured by his loving wife of 29 years, Kathi Hoaglin of Elko; his children, Rachel Streat (Brandon) and Douglas Hoaglin, both of Blackshear, Ga.; his parents, Merlin and Edna Hoaglin of Blackshear; his sister, Barbara Crawford (Dan) of Chatham; and his parents-in-law, Carroll and Mary Jo Baughman of Pittsfield.
Contributed by Billie Browning from the Pike Press

MAXION HOAGLIN , 84, of Independence, MO died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. He was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Pleasant Hill, a son of Clarence and Georgia Workman Hoaglin. He was married to Virginia Boren Hoaglin and she preceded him in death. He is survived by children Larry (Jo) Hoaglin, Lyndle (Kay) Hoaglin, Nelia Ethington, Russell (Debbie) Hoaglin and Denton Hoaglin; three brothers, Merlin, Carroll and Frank; 10 grandchildren, Tish, Michelle, Joanna, Adam, Brent, Russell 11, Ashley Lyn, Clifford, James Michael and Natalie; 12 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; and his step mother Norma Jo Hoaglin, of Pittsfield. Mr. Hoaglin was a decorated veteran of WWII, Jan. 1946-Nov. 1947, and the Korean Conflict, Aug. 1948-Aug. 1951. He was a retired teamster. Private family services will be held.
Contributed by Rosemary Reeves and Ella Tittsworth

VERLIE MAUDE (THOMAS) HOAGLIN , 88, of Pleasant Hill died Monday, March 1, 1993 at Illini Hospital, Pittsfield. Born June 7, 1904 at Pleasant Hill, she was a daughter of Clyde and Maude Wells Thomas. She married Arthur Hobbs on Aug. 23, 1925. he died July 15, 1953. She married Austin Hoaglin Sept. 10, 1955. He died Aug. 23, 1965. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Hobbs and Larry Hobbs, both of Pleasant Hill; a stepson, Ralph Hobbs, also of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, George Thomas of Pleasant Hill and Kent Thomas of Tucson, Ariz; six grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three stepsons, Everette, Leo and Kenneth Hobbs; a sister Dell Thomas, and a brother, Bert Thomas. Mrs. Hoaglin was an elementary teacher in Pike and Calhoun county schools for many years. Services are being held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crescent Heights cemetery.

DONALD D. HOBBS , 77, of Ossian passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011. He was born on December 1, 1933 in Pleasant Hill, IL to the late Leo D. and Minnie "Opal" (Moyer) Hobbs. He retired after 30 years of service from the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. He was a member of American Legion Post #241. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Surviving relatives include his wife of 52 years, Gladys (Williams) Hobbs of Ossian; daughters, Cheryl (John) Morgan of Ft. Wayne, Susan (Rod) (Weaver) Abbott of Ft. Wayne, Shelly Scott of Ossian; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kathleen (Jim) Leeds of Pleasant Hill, IL, Jerry (Lu) Hobbs of Fairfield Glad, TN, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 10:30 on February 4, 2011 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Ft. Wayne with calling one hour prior. Calling hours also from 2-4 and 6-8 on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial will at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

HECTOR HOBBS - Pleasant Hill, Ill., Sept. 18, 1899 - The reunion was in full blast Saturday, being the last day. It was the big day and a large crowd was on the grounds. In the afternoon A. C. Matthews and W. H. Crow, of Pittsfield, spoke to the crowd. A fatal accident occurred on the road to the grounds Friday morning. A bicycle was the cause of it. A number of vehicles were on the road and some one on a bicycle came rushing past when a horse got scared and started on a run, throwing his rider, and frightening other horses. One team driven by Hector Hobbs became unmanageable and ran away, throwing Mr. Hobbs and his wife out and wrecking the wagon. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs were picked up and brought here to Doctor Thomas office, and remained there all day under care of Drs. Thomas and Lacy. Mr. Hobbs died Saturday morning from his injuries and Mrs. Hobbs is very seriously hurt, and being well advanced in years, it is hard to tell how her injuries will result. The grounds where the reunions have always been held, were sold at auction Friday on the grounds to the highest bidder for $835. The tract contains 40 acres but is subject to overflow.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - From the Quincy Library Historical Newspaper Archives:

LARRY TERRENCE HOBBS , 61, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday April 1, 1997, in the emergency room of Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo. Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Pleasant Hill, Mr. Hobbs was a son of Charles Arthur and Verlie Maude Thomas Hobbs, He married M. Joan Liggett, June 27, 1954, in Nebo. She survives. Mr. Hobbs recently retired as general manager of Tallman Conduit Co., in Louisiana where he had worked for 40 years. He was a 1954 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and attended Nebo Church of the Nazarene. He also owned and operated Hobbs Bait and Tackle Shop in Pleasant Hill the past five years. He was a farmer and an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include three sons, Michael and Charles R. Hobbs, both of Pleasant Hill, and Terry Hobbs of Nebo; a daughter, Debra Lyons of Virginia; two brothers Thomas and Ralph Hobbs, both of Pleasant Hill; and eight grandchildren. Mr. Hobbs was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, Everett and Kenneth. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Nebo Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Larry Stivers. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

OLA (THOMAS) HOBBS , 87, of Nebo, died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 8, 1981) in Pittsfield Nursing Center at Pittsfield, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hobbs was born October 21, 1893, in Calhoun County, a daughter of William and Sarah Glendenny Thomas. She was married to George Hector Hobbs on Nov. 27, 1911, in Pittsfield. He preceded her in death March 22, 1962. She and her husband had operated a funeral home in Nebo for 44 years, retiring in 1963. Mrs. Hobbs was a 50-year member of the Pleasant Hill chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Freda McBride of Pittsfield; and three brothers, Jess Thomas of Pleasant Hill, Edward Thomas of Hamburg, and Clyde Thomas of Nebo. She was also preceded in death by a sister. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, conducted by the Rev. Steve Revisky. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Memorials may be made to the Pike County chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

THOMAS HOBBS , 51, of Pleasant Hill, died at 11:57 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 23, 2000,) in St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis following a sudden illness. Mr. Hobbs was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Pittsfield, a son of Thomas Arthur and Donna June Crowder Hobbs. He married Carolyn Elizabeth Grote on Sept 12, 1970, in Pleasant Hill. She survives. Mr. Hobbs was a Class A maintenance machinist for Hercules in Louisiana, Mo., for 33 years. He was a 1967 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and a member of First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill. Mr. Hobbs was an Eagle Scout and an Army veteran having served with the America Division of the U. S. Infantry in Vietnam. He received two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. Mr. Hobbs was a member of V. F. W. Post 4539 in Eolia, Mo., and a past member of Pleasant Hill American Post 1048. He was very active in the P. A. C. E. Union Local 5713 in Louisiana, serving as a union trustee. Mr. Hobbs was an avid-outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping and trap shooting. Survivors include his parents of Pleasant Hill, a daughter, Mrs. John (Stacy) Clark of Liberty; a brother, Kevin Hobbs of Dallas, Texas and three grandchildren, Sandra, Patrick and John Paul Clark, all of Liberty. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill by the Rev. Leonard Castleman. Burial with military honors will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until services in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity or organization of the donor's choice.

IONE HOBKIRK , 94, formerly of Pittsfield, died July 12, 2000, in the Barry Community Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday with family pre­sent 6-8 p.m.
Contributed by Billie Browning

BERTHA (BERGER) HOLLEMBECK , 92, of Pittsfield died Wednesday, May 6, 1981 at Barry Community Care center. Born in St. Louis on Oct. 23, 1888, she was a daughter of H.B. and Laura Adkins Berger. She married Arthur P. Hollembeak in Hannibal Sept. 23, 1907, and he died Dec. 4, 1951. Survivors include a son Harold of Quincy; five daughters, Mrs Laura Curless and Mrs Betty Killebrew, both of Pittsfield, Mrs Frances Downing of Atwood, Kans., Mrs Dorothy Buss of Golden, and Mrs Evelyn Jean of Killeen, Tex.; 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded in death. Mrs Hollembeak was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pittsfield, Order of the Eastern Star, Illini Community Hospital Auxiliary, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Army Mothers Club, Pittsfield Woman's Club and the Pike County Home Extension. Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in Lummis Funeral Home with Dr John Wilkey officiating. Interment was in Akers Chapel cemetery near Plainville.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

HELEN HOLLENBECK , 96, of Cave Creek, AZ, formerly of Baylis and Quincy, IL, passed away September 12, 2010. Helen was born January 19, 1914, in Evansville, IN, the daughter of Arthur J. Cook and May A. Cook. She married Harold Hollembeak August 6, 1949, at Vermont St. Methodist Church in Quincy. He preceded her in death. Helen was a member of Vermont St. U. M. Church and United Methodist Women. She was a charter member of PEO Sisterhood, Chapter FH. After her retirement from Electric Wheel, she volunteered at Sunset Home, the Red Cross blood drawings and was an election judge for many years. Survivors include her three sons, Jim (Leora) Harry of Springfield, IL, Jack (Nancy) Harry of Kansas City, Mo, and Steve (Linda) Harry of Cave Creek, AZ; 10 grandchildren, one step granddaughter, 10 great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, two sisters Mary Virginia Bowman and Dorothy Sheridan and one brother John A. Cook. A family service will be held in Quincy at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.
Contributed by Billie Browning

JANET L. (BRADBUM) HOLLENBECK , 61, of Chillicothe, died at 5:49 p.m. , Monday, July 21, 2008 in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL. She was born January 16, 1947 in Pittsfield, daughter of the late Lawrence and June (Ellis) Bradburn. She married George Hollenback, Jr. on December 17, 1966 in Pittsfield. Surviving are her husband, George Hollenback of Chillicothe. They have 3 children; Julie (Craig) Zilles of Champaign, Matt (Anne) Hollenback of Urbana, and James Hollenback of Chillicothe. Also surviving are 2 brothers; Charles (Marilyn) Bradburn of St. Louis, Mo. and John (Ruth) Bradburn of Elgin, and 2 grandsons; Brian and Adam Zilles. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jan graduated from Pittsfield High School and received a degree from Illinois State University in spe­cial education. She formerly taught special edu­cation in Peoria and ran a home day care. She later was a secretary at Illinois Valley Central High School and Chillicothe Elementary Center. Jan valued her family, work, and friends. Her grandsons immediately became a new source of joy to this warm and caring person. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, Chillicothe, IL. Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Michael Bradburn will offici­ate. Cremation rites will be accord­ed following the service. Jan's final resting place will be later with her husband in the Millington Illinois Cemetery.
Contributed by Billie Browning

ERNEST HAROLD LOVE HOUSE , 56, of Glendora, Calif. formerly of Quincy, died Feb. 27, 1981, in Glendora. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. House was born Nov. 18, 1924, near Rockport, IL, a son of Artie and Helen House. He was married to Margaret Baker who survives. He was a 1942 graduate of Quincy Senior High School, an Army veteran of World War II, and attended the Methodist church. He is survived by his wife; his mother of Quincy; a son, David House of Glendora; a daughter, Mrs. Judy H oppe of Glendora; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services and burial were held March 3, in Glendale Calif.
2nd Obituary:
Ernest Harold Love House, 56, of Glendora, Calif., formerly of Quincy, died Feb. 27 in Glendora. Services and burial were held March 3 in Glendale, Calif. Mr. House was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Rockport, IL, a son of Ernest and Nettie Hardy Love. He married Margaret Baker. He was a 1942 graduate of Quincy High School. He was of the Methodist faith. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a son, David House of Glendora, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Judy H oppe of Glendora Calif.; two brothers Robert Love of Peoria and Andrew Love of California; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Schmidt of Monticello, MO, and Mrs. Emma Olson of Wisconsin; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and a sister.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection
2 obituaries - Biological Parents and or Foster Parents

HIRAM EDWARD HOUSE , 100, of Pittsfield, IL died Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Liberty Village Nursing Home in Pittsfield. Mr. House was born November 7, 1913, in Irving, Montgomery County, Illinois. He was the son of William and Celia Hilt House. In 1946, he married Melvina Mayer of Witt, Illinois, and she preceded him in death on March 1, 2008. They had no children. Mr. House was preceded in death by three sisters; Mrs. Opal Cattinari, Mrs. Faye Bateman, and Mrs. Maxine Rowley. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Mr. House completed Witt High School and then graduated from Eastern Illinois University and Brown’s Business College. Subsequently he taught Sunnyside rural school for four years before he was employed by the Carlinville Production Credit Association, and later the Mississippi Valley Production Credit Association, which served Pike, Adams, Brown, and Calhoun counties. He eventually became President of the Association and retired in 1978 after 40 years of service in Farm Credit. Mr. House served over three years in the U.S. Army during World War II, all in the Southwest Pacific. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant. After arriving in Brisbane, Australia, he was assigned to the Army’s General Headquarters there, where he served on the personal staff of General Douglas MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief of the Southwest Pacific Theater. As the war progressed, Mr. House moved with General Headquarters to New Guinea and to Tycloban, Leyte, Philippines, where Gen. MacArthur made his famous “I have returned” entry into the Philippines. The next move was to Yokohama, Japan, where the Japanese signed the surrender terms on the battle ship Missouri. From Japan, Mr. House returned to Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis for his discharge. Mr. House earned the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Unit Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. House was a member of the Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Farm Bureau, and the Pittsfield Rotary Club, of which he was a member for 67 years. In Rotary, he served as club president and earned distinction as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Besides the church and Rotary, Mr. House was a generous financial supporter of many civic projects in the community. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield with burial at Pittsfield West Cemetery. Family will meet friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, Illini Community Hospital or Pittsfield Community Center
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

MELVINA R. (MAYER) HOUSE , age 94, of Pittsfield, Il. died Saturday evening (March 1, 2008) at the Pittsfield Manor. She was born February 23, 1914 in Witt, Illinois daughter of the late Andrew and Naomi Platt Mayer. She married H. Edward House on May 11, 1946 in Litchfield, Il. and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Helen Mayer. Mrs. House was a graduate of Chillicothe Missouri Business College and then employed by the Belleville Illinois Farm Credit System as assistant secretary-treasurer. After her marriage she was employed by the Agricultural Stabilization Service of Pike County, Il. Melvina was a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, and a past member of the Pittsfield Women's Club, Old Orchard County Club, and the Pittsfield Pinochle Group. Having no children, the Pittsfield community became their child, and they were generous supporters of Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield United Methodist Church, the Pittsfield Community Center and many other charitable organizations. Services were entrusted to Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Pittsfield, Illinois.

ALLEN RAY HOWARD , 55 of Pittsfield and formerly of Winchester passed away Thursday May 29, 2014, at his home. He was born March 18, 1959, in Jacksonville the son of the late Ward Wayne and Ruth Marie Morrison Howard. Allen attended Winchester schools. He was a truck driver for John Schnepf Trucking in Barry. He enjoyed sports, especially Dallas Cowboys football. He liked to fish and he loved all the babies in his family. Surviving is his longtime companion Melinda Narup at home, his son Allen Ray Howard II of Griggsville, two stepsons Daniel Smith of Pittsfield,and Derek Smith of Springfield. Also surviving are sisters Lori Thornton of Milton, Suzi (Kevin) Butler of Detroit, Cyndi (Poke) Stone of Detroit, Debbie Knott of Milton, and Grace Scharwark of Milton. Surviving brothers are Gene (Lori) Howard of Glasgow, Donnie Howard of Jerseyville, and Bob Howard of Auburn. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Allen was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Wayne Howard and one sister, Kathy K. Robertson. Services will be held Tuesday, June 3rd at 10am in the Coonrod Funeral Home Chapel, Winchester, IL followed by burial in the Winchester cemetery.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

JIMMY HOWARD , 59 of Baylis, IL passed away Sunday morning, September 2, 2012 at Illini Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born August 9, 1953 in Hannibal MO to James and Katie Ellen Westermier Howard. He married Brenda Roberts in Pittsfield November 9, 1991 and she survives. Jimmy was the auto body technician at Oitker Ford in Barry for 24 years. Prior to that Jimmy had worked for Bob Parrack Fertilizer for six years and 11 years for Keller Orchards. He was an avid hunter, and had harvested several Boone and Crockett deer. He also liked scouting for deer, antiquing, and his dog ‘Gus’. His favorite thing was the love of his life, his wife, Brenda. Jimmy was a member of the Whitetail Archery Club, the New Salem Sportsman Club and he attended the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife Brenda, two sisters; Annabelle Still and Dorothy Mathes, both of Barry and several nieces and nephews along with several great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Billy, a sister, Katherine Gillum and his father and mother-law Fred and Marjorie Roberts. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL with Rev. Jim Jacques officiating. Burial will be at the Baylis Cemetery

PATTI HOWARD , 72, of Sedalia, passed away, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at her home. She was born on March 25, 1941, in Pittsfield, IL, a daughter of Charles David and Mary (Hillman) Rupert. On October 21, 1962 in Quincy, IL, she was united in marriage to William R. Howard, who survives of the home. Patti’s two loves were her grandchildren and fishing. She was an RN and held various hospital and nursing positions, including the school nurse for Smith Cotton High School. She retired from nursing in 1995. Patti was the CEO of Liberty and Tambo apartments NBA First Christian Church. She was the moderator for Mid America Region Disciples of Christ and served on the national board. Patti was a member of the First Christian Church, Sedalia. She is survived by three children, Tim (Garianne) Howard of Olathe, KS, Mike (Angie) Howard of Rolla, MO, and Susie (Jeff) Vielhauer of Kansas City, KS; one sister, Ann Mordt of Sun City, AZ; eight grandchildren, Jason, Nicole, Addyson, Gracyn, Audrey, Ella, Madeline, and August; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, William David Howard. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, June 1, 2013 at First Christian Church, Sedalia with Michael T. Howard and Rev. Chad McMullin officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park, Sedalia. Pallbearers will be John Swearngin, Tom Ragan, David Menefee, Richard Parkhurst, Keith Howard, and James Howard. Honorary bearers will be James Holman, Otis Thomas, and Dick Reichert.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

RAYMOND C. HOWARD , 81, noted creator of consumer products and packaging, died of cancer Oct. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Howard was married to the former Barbara (Bernard) Lorenz, a native of Barry. He was born in Cleveland Ohio 13 Feb. 15, 1932,
During his career, Ray developed and designed deodorant soap (Dial Soap), the Big G brand mark of General Mills, the first microwave oven (Amana Radar Range), the first rectilinear refrigerator (Amana), the first branded bouquet (FTD's LoveBundle), Blooming Colors by Maybelline, Lemon-Up shampoo, the first Medicare gap-filler insur-ance (Golden 65), the Dodge Neon, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Chrysler PT Cruiser. Ray is survived by his wife Barbara, his son Bryan Howard, his daughter Cheryl Lothian, three grandchildren, and a stepdaughter, Tonia Lorenz. He was predeceased by his son David. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and entered Northwestern University where he joined Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Ray graduated with a major in economics and a minor in Soviet Studies. He also attended the Russian immersion program at Middlebury College in Vermont. He was awarded a fellowship to Columbia University.
Upon graduation, Ray embarked on a summer sales job for Kimberly-Clark's consumer products division. He fell in love with sales and marketing as he moved among Chicago, Detroit and Houston. Having turned down his Columbia fellowship, he lost his deferment and was drafted into the Army. After training for the Adjutant General Corps, Ray spent two years at Camp Fuji, Japan where he was chief instructor, Armed Forces Institute, teaching college courses to officers who lacked adequate college training. Back in Chicago, Ray joined the design department of Container Corporation of America where he developed major products and packages for clients in the USA and Europe.
After seven years, Kay len pacK-aging to join Post-Keyes-Gardner Advertising Agency in Chicago as marketing director. He rose to executive vice president supervising Maybelline, Old Milwaukee Beer, Florist Transworld Delivery, Continental Casualty, Gillette toiletries, Pine-Sol, Santa Fe and others. Leaving the world of advertising 10 years later, he wrote a business column for the Chicago Sun-Times which was later syndicated by the New York News-Chicago Tribune organization. Ray moved to New York after his divorce in 1974. He met Barbara (Bethard) Lorenz a year later at a church service at the United Nations Chapel.They were married in the UN Chapel the next year with a reception in the UN office building at UN Plaza.
Howard International was firmly established in Westport, CT in 1982 with projects from three former cli-ents. As the firm prospered, Barbara joined HI in 1985 and ran the office since Ray was spending most of his time on the road. In 1989, Howard International established a second office in Naples, Fla.The advent of the electronic era made it possible to generate and execute projects from almost anywhere in the country. Before e-mail, Ray would create materials in Naples which would be sent by modem to Westport for editing and then sent on to the client in Chicago (or wherever). Soon clients were insisting on having meetings at HI in Naples during the winters. Ray sold the business and retired) in 1999, living in Naples, Weston Ct and Barry.
During the new millennium Ray used his creative talents to publish articles and cartoons about world economic affairs on his website which can be reached at www.unclewisdom. com. He was a member of the Naples Council on World Affairs and of the North Naples United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at the North Naples United Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, with internment in the church's Memorial Garden. Memorial donations may be made to the North Naples United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice
Transcribed by Christine Walters

VERA VIRGINIA (LOWE) HOWARD , 82, of Williston, N.D. died Dec. 28, 1982 in a Williston nursing home. Her funeral was held Dec. 31 in St Joseph's Catholic Church, Williston. Burial was in Riverview cemetery, Williston. Vera Valera Lowe was born April 14, 1900, at Pittsfield [IL], where she was reared. In March 1917, she moved with her family to Judson township, Williams county, west of Williston. She married John Howard Nov. 22, 1921. They farmed north of Williston until 1944 when they moved to Williston. Mr Howard died in July 1947. Mrs Howard was employed in the yard goods departments of Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. for several years and later at the Corner Market, all in Williston. In April 1975, she retired. She had been a resident of Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston since 1975. She was a member of St Joseph's Church and the church Altar Society, and of Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving are daughters, Mrs John (Kathleen) Elsperger, Cando; Mrs Joseph (Eileen) Brizek, Chicago; Mrs Gil (Donna) Haugen, Williston, and Mrs Eugene (Viola) Howard, Bismark; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Lena Wochoski; and brothers, Frank and Glen Lowe, both of Williston.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection.
[Census (1900, 1910): Vera Valera appears to have been the daughter of Frank M. and Louella "Lula" Lowe.]

MARTIN J. HOWDESHELL , 67, of near Pleasant Hill, was pronounced dead at 3:44 a.m. Wednesday (March 5, 1980) at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He was taken to the hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack in his home. Mr. Howdeshell was born Dec. 30, 1912, in North Calhoun County, a son of Jesse and Della Foiles Howdeshell. He married Blanche A. Guthrie Oct. 3, 1931, in Pittsfield. He was self-employed as a painter and farmer and was a member of Belleview United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rich A. Howdeshell of Grand Junction, Colo., and Barry C. of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Wintjen of East Alton; two brothers, Eugene Howdeshell of Nebo and Owen of Alton; a sister, Mrs. Mary June freeman of Troy, Ill.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Guthrie. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [unidentified March 1980 newspaper]

ARNOLD FRANKLIN HOWLAND , 78, of Arnold, Mo., died June 5, 2008. He was born Jan. 4, 1930, to Murrell and Lillian Howland of Pleasant Hill. He was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. Survivors include five children and their spouses, Shirley and Rick Behnen of Carrollton, Franklin Howland of White Hall, Roger and Kathy Howland of Jerseyville, Norma Jean Howland and her husband, James Gowin, of High Ridge, Mo., and Alvin and Val Howland of Union, Mo.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and David Rush of New Salem and Velma Ottwell of Mozier; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Fred; his parents; and a great-granddaughter, Angel Marlene Brown. Burial will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville. Memorials may be given to the Judevine Center for Autism, St. Louis, Mo.
Contributed by Billie Browning

FREDA LUCILLE HOWLAND ,81, of Quincy, formerly of Milton, died Nov. 13, 2011, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Freda was born in Pearl, Nov. 4, 1930, a daughter to Howard and Beryl Reynoud Lane. March 26, 1949, Freda married Darold Jean Howland in Pearl. He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2005. To this union two children were born, Vicki Jean and Robert Paul Howland. Freda graduated from Pearl High School. She worked many years at Brown Shoe Company in Pittsfield up until the company closed. She then went on to Hannibal LaGrange College where she obtained her LPN degree. Freda worked many years and retired from Scott County Nursing Home in Winchester. Freda loved helping with her grandchildren, gardening and taking care of several pets. Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Jean (Darrell) Doebelin of Quincy; granddaughters, Angela (Steve) Kemner of Quincy and Kimberly (Brian) Fessenden of Quincy; two grandsons, Darrell Doebelin, Jr. of New Baden and Robert Doebelin of Dublin, Calif. Five great-grandchildren survive, Katelyn Kremer, Dallas McKenzie, Andrew Kemner, Anthony Kemner and Brooklyn Fessenden. Brothers and sisters surviving are Lawrence (Judy) Lane of Pearl, Russell (Judy) Lane of East Alton, Richard (Shirley) Morgan; Judy Withrow of Indiana, Rose Mary (John) Rayburn of Indiana, Flora Mae Schlieper of Jacksonville; along with several nieces and nephews. Freda was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Beryl Lane, husband, Jean Howland, and a son Robert “Robbie” Howland in 1988 in addition to sisters, Gladys Harborne, Veda Weeks, Ethel Acord and Edna Murdock. Services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Smith Cemetery near Milton
Contributed by Billie Browning

GEORGE G. HOWLAND , 87, of Pittsfield, died at 3:12 p.m. Sunday (March 29, 1981) in Illini Community Hospital. Mr. Howland was born near Hamburg on Aug. 18, 1893, the son of William and Schelia Craigmiles Howland. He was married on July 17, 1918, near Mozier to Artie P. Schlieper. He was a retired farmer and member of the Mozier Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Edward of Godfrey and William of Pearl; six daughters, Mrs. Edith Colvin of Kenosha, Wis., Mrs. Beulah Galloway of Albuquerque, N.M., Nellie Fisher of _Zolfo Springs, Fla., Mrs. Leta Weinant of Pittsfield, Mrs. Lena Gress of Hamburg, and Mrs. Willene Bentz of rural Nebo; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Lummis Funeral Home in Pittsfield, conducted by the Revs. Bob Hammitt and Wendly Helington. Burial will be in the Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

JEAN HOWLAND , 78, of Milton, IL., died Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at his residence in Milton, IL. Born July 21, 1926 at Pittsfield, IL., he was a son of Wiley and Vera M. Cook Howland. He married Freda L. Lane March 26, 1949 at Pearl, IL., and she survives. He worked at Brown Shoe Factory in Pittsfield and also farmed in Montezuma Twp. near Milton. He was a member of the Pearl Church of Christ, Pike County Farm Bureau, and enjoyed camping, gardening, playing pool, cooking and going to the Senior Citizen's activities. Survivors: wife Freda of Milton, a daughter Mrs. Darrell (Vicki) Doebelin of Quincy, Il., two granddaughters Mrs. Steve (Angela) Kemner and Mrs. Tim (Kimberly) Goodman both of Quincy, Il., two step grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Preceded by a son Robert "Robbie" Howland in 1988, three brothers, Norman, Robert and Donald Howland and a sister Frances Burnett. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Church of Christ in Pearl with Bro. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Milton Smith Cemetery. Friends may call at the Niebur Funeral Home.

JOSEPHINE (REEVES) HOWLAND ,95, of Pleasant Hill, Ill., died Sunday,?May 25, 2014 at Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Funeral services were Wednesday at 11 a.m., at Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial followed at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was Wednesday from 9 a.m., until time of services. Jo was born May 5, 1919 in?Granite City, Ill., a daughter of George and?Ruth Fairfield Reeves. She married Curtis N. Howland on?Nov. 9, 1935 in Hamburg. He died Jan. 21, 1995. Survivors include a son, Jim Howland and wife, Shirley of Eolia; a daughter, Linda Webb of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Troy Webb and wife, Lisa, Trent Webb and Lesley Young and seven great-grandchildren. Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Joann Howland; two sisters, Ruth and Missy; a brother-in-law, Jim Webb and a grandson, Clay Howland. She was employed by Pleasant Hill Community Unit School District #3 as a cook for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing and loved watching baseball games. Jo was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill handled arrangements.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

MURRELL R. HOWLAND , 74, of Pleasant Hill, died at 5:25 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 26, 1981) in Illini Community Hospital at Pittsfield. Mr. Howland was born Sept. 28, 1906, at Hamburg, a son of Della and Pearla Harpole Howland. He was married to Lillian Laird, Oct. 23, 1926, in Pittsfield. He was a retired farmer and construction worker and a member of Labors Local No. 253 of Jacksonville. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Arnold of Arnold, Mo., and Fred of Clarksville, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Ottwell of Mozier and Mrs. Betty Rush of New Salem; a brother, Lewis of Hamburg; a sister, Domo Lansdon of Bethalto; 32 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons and a granddaughter. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, conducted by the Rev. Wilson Ramsey. Burial was in Summit Grove Cemetery near Kampsville.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

ROBERT P. HOWLAND , 30, of rural Milton, died at 10:42 p.m. Mon. (April 4, 1988) on his farm northeast of Milton. Mr. Howland was born April 25, 1957, in Pittsfield, a son of Jean and Freda Lane Howland. He married Vicky Christinson, Sept. 3, 1977, in Detroit United Methodist Church. She survives. A Pike County farmer, Mr. Howland was a 1975 graduate of East Pike High School at Milton. He was a member of Pearl Church of Christ and attended Detroit United Methodist Church. Survivors also include his parents of Milton; a sister, Vicki Doebelin of Pittsfield; maternal grandmother, Helen Lane of Milton; seven nieces; and a nephew. Services were conducted...Thursday in Detroit United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ron Cox and Brother Wilson Ramsey. Burial was in Smith Cemetery near Milton. Memorials may be made to Detroit United Methodist Church.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [The Paper, Barry, 13 Apr 1888]

RUTH MARIE HOWLAND , 89, of Milton and formerly of Winchester, passed away early Monday morning, March 19, 2012, at Pittsfield Manor. She was born Dec. 1,1922, in Atalissa, Iowa, the daughter of the late Marvin and Viola Lehman Morrison. She married Carl J. Robertson in 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1955; She married Ward Wayne Howard in 1956, and he preceded her in death in 1976. Also preceding her was a aughter, Kathy Robertson; a stepson, Terry Howard; three sisters; and four brothers. Mrs. Howard was a graduate of West Liberty High School, worked for Huttig Manufecturing in Muscatine, Iowa, and then as a Nurses' Aide at the Scott County Nursing Center in Winchester until her retirement after 20 years. She was a member of the First Church United in West Liberty. Surviving are her children, Grace Scharwark of Milton, Bob Howard of Pawnee, Donnie Howard of Jerseyville, Debbie Knott of Milton, Cyndi "Poke" Stone of Detroit, Allen Howard (Melinda Narup) of Pittsfield, Gene (Lori) Howard of Glasgow, Suzie (Kevin) Butler of Pittsfield and Lori Thornton of Pittsfield; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Four brothers and three sisters also survive. Funeral services will be held at 1 p,m. Thursday at First Church United in West Liberty, Iowa. Burial will beNorth Prairie Cemetery at West liberty, Iowa at . Friends may call after 4p:m. Wednesday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester, where the family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m. Friends may also call from 12 noon until the time of the service at the church on Thursday.
Contributed by Rosemary Reeves and Ella Tittsworth

ALBERT HURT - The Quincy Daily Journal Friday February 19, 1892 page 8 - The friends of Albert Hurt among our readers will learn with unusual regret that he is in quite a serious physical condition. He is afflicted with a cancer on his head, and some disease-affecting one side of his body, and for four or five months has been in great distress. Three weeks ago he left Quincy for Chicago to have an operation performed but he was too weak to undergo the ordeal. There is little hope of his recovery. BARRY ADAGE

The Quincy Daily Journal Saturday April 30, 1892 page 5Death of Mr. Albert HurtThe many friends of Mr. Albert Hurt will be pained to learn of his sad and unexpected death, which occurred this morning at 4 o’clock, in the 39th year of his age.Mr. Hurt was born near Barry, in Pike county, and came to Quincy about twelve years ago. During most of this time he was employed as a shipping clerk at the Thomas White Stove company.He was well known in Pike county and this city, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. At the time of his death he was worshipful master of Bodley lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M. of this city.Mr. Hurt was sick during the greater part of a year, but when his death came it was unexpected to the great majority of his friends. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely death. they have the sincere sympathy of the whole body of Mr. Hurt’s numerous friends.The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased on Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and the services will be conducted at the home by Rev. S. H. Dana, and at the cemetery by the Masonic fraternity.

The Quincy Daily Journal, Monday May 2, 1892 page 6Barry, IllinoisBARRY, ILL., May 1 - A telegram received here yesterday announced the death in Quincy of our former townsman, Albert Hurt. It was a great surprise to his numerous friends here. Only Thursday the Quincy papers announced that Albert was getting along fine and his friends expected to see him out again in a few days. Albert was born and raised here and his friends are numbered here by the score. The family have the sympathy of our community in their bereavement. Mr. Hurt leaves three brothers here to mourn his death - Elosia, Berry and Charlie

The Quincy Whig, Thursday May 5, 1892 page 8 The author of this one must have been paid by the word or had space to fill.Death of Albert HurtAfter a long and painful illness, lasting more than a year, Mr. Albert Hurt of this city, died Saturday morning at 4 o’clock. Everything possible was done for the sufferer, the best medical and surgical skill of Chicago and this city being exhausted in vain efforts to arrest the progress of the fatal malady that terminated his life. He was patient and hopeful, and it seems hard that he should be taken from his devoted family in the very prime of life, for he was but 39 years of age. Mr. Hurt had many warm friends, who will grieve to hear of his death. He will be missed by them, for he was a man whose kindly disposition and social qualities impressed themselves upon all who came within the range of his acquaintance. For the afflicted wife and three little girls left to mourn his loss there will go out the deepest sympathy of the community. Fondly attached to his family, his loss to them will indeed be great, yet they will have all the consolation afforded by the memory of a loving husband and father, whose every thought was for their happiness and comfort and whose pure life gives them assurance that they may meet him in a better world, where there will be no more parting forever.Mr. Hurt was born in Barry, ill., and has resided in this city during the past twelve years. In that time he has filled responsible positions in the wholesale boot and shoe house of Kingsbury, Blasland & Co., the wholesale cracker and confectionery house of Brown Bros., and in charge of the shipping department of the Thomas White Stove Co. Four brothers survive him, three living in Barry, Ill. and one in Boise City, Idaho.Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral without further notice on Monday afternoon at 8 o’clock. The services will be in charge of Bodley lodge, No. 1, F. & A.M., of which body he held a high position of worshipful master at the time of his death.

The Quincy Daily Journal Friday May 13, 1892 page 7Estate of Albert Hurt, deceased. Inventory of Thomas White, administrator. There is no real estate nor chattels. There is $803.65 in cash and notes amounting to $900, the latter belonging to the estate of Sarah Hamilton.

The Quincy Daily Journal Monday June 6, 1892 page 7Deeds Recorded Saturday...Albert Hurt to Alexander Hurt, lot 7, Newcomb’s sub of the e 1/2 lot 3 and w 1/2 lot 4, Reiss’ add to Quincy, q c d. Consid. (the dollars are cut off the article, and the new owner must be wife Alexandrine Hurt.)
Contribute by Margaret Rutledge

CLAY HURT , son of Berryman and Cora B. Hurt, was born near Barry, Ill., July 23, 1893, and died at his mother's home near this city March 26, 1903, aged 9 years, 8 months and 3 days. Clay was a bright boy for his years and was a general favorite among his companions, and was familiarly called by them "Pete.".... Besides being the youngest of a family of children, he was more constantly with his mother and she will keenly feel the sorrow caused by his departure. His illness was of short duration, and he suffered much, but bore it patiently like a little man. He seemed to realize that his condition was serious and asked his physician if he thought he would get well. On Thursday evening...he breathed his last leaving to mourn his death his mother, (his father having died three years ago) three brothers and two sisters and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted from the family home Saturday, March 28...by Rev. W. M. Hailey and the remains were laid to rest beside those of his father in Barry cemetery. The community deeply sympathizes with Mrs. Hurt in this sure affliction.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Thurs, 2 Apr 1903]

CAPT. ELISHA HURT - was born in South Carolina May 26, 1809, and died at Barry, Ill, Aug. 7, 1888, Aged 79 years 3months and 12 days. When a few years old his father emigrated to Tennessee where his mother died, after which his father moved to Kentucky while he was still a small lad. He there grew to manhood, and on July 12, 1838 was married to Margaret Jane Lee, by whom he had nine sons and two daughters. The mother died May 6, 1886. Of the children five sons survive – Charles H., Elisha and Berryman, who reside at Barry, Albert at Quincy, Ill. and Edwin G. at Waco, Texas. Capt. Hurt came to Illinois in 1839, settling on his farm north of Barry. In 1849 he went to California and was among the first to reach that State overland. He returned to Barry in the spring of 1851 and in 1852 engaged in merchandising in this place, which he continued to 1860. In 1861 he raised Co I of 28th Ill. Infantry, and served as captain of the same for three years. He participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged and his record as a soldier is one of the best. He was mustered out in 1864 and returned to Barry, where he has since resided. Capt. Hurt was wounded in the first days battle at Shiloh and was removed from the field to a hospital boat. On the morning of the second day, in the opening battle he returned to the line and remained at the head of his company during the day, when victory perched on the banner of the Union army. Mr. Hurt became interested in politics early in life, and in 1852 was elected sheriff of this county on the Whig ticket. Of late years he has been an ardent Republican. He was sick sixteen days and died of dysentery and kidney trouble. The funeral took place from the M.E. church yesterday afternoon, Rev. W.S. Calhoun holding the Services. Dr. Baker also spoke feelingly of his dead friend.
Contributed by Janet Hinch - Barry Adage Friday Aug. 10, 1888
(note: according to census records their other children where..Eliza, Ellen, Clay, Walter, Moses and one unable to find. )

MARY LEE HURT , 82, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Barry, died Thursday (April 15. 1993) in her home. Born Jan. 4, 1911, in Barry, Miss Hurt was the daughter of Leon and Mary Kathryn Richards Hurt. Miss Hurt graduated from Barry High School and earned her bachelor's degree from the Uni­versity of Illinois, her master's degree from Iowa State and her doctorate from the University of Illinois. She taught home econo­mics at Ashton high school, taught home economics education and was chairman of the department for eight years at Michigan State University. She served as senior program officer in home econo­mics education and research in the U.S. Office of Education in Washington, D.C. From 1973 to 1976, she served as professor and head of home economics educa­tion at Florida State University. Miss Hurt published many bulletins and articles and received several honors. A scholarship for graduate study in home economics education was given in her name to the American Vocational As­sociation. She was awarded a membership of distinction in the D.C. Home Economics Association and was an outstanding graduate at Iowa State University. In Tallahassee, Miss Hurt was active in the United Methodist Women Circle No 2 of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Church Women United, the Daughters of the American Revo­lution and was on the board of the Tallahassee Medical Center Auxi­liary as a chairman of dietary. For 11 years she delivered Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Tallahassee Genealogical Society, where she compiled completed reviews of publications for the state archives. Since her retirement she researched and compiled family histories for both sides of her family. Survivors include four brothers, Berryman R. of Dunlap, Hugh A. of Barry, William L. of Clearwater, Fla., and Clay E. of Spanaway, Wash.; and 13 nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. The Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry handled the arrangements.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

MARY LEE HURT , 77, of Barry, died Friday (March 19, 1993) in his home. Born March 22, 1915, in Barry, Mr. Hurt was a son of Walter G. and Agnes Crawford Hurt. He married Betty Jean Peloit June 16, 1956, in Shawneetown. She died Oct. 29, 1989. Mr. Hurt was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and had retired from the Wabash Railroad after 42 years. He was a 50-year member of Barry Masonic Lodge 34 AF&AM. He was an avid gar­dener and collected watches and clocks. Survivors include one brother, Albert of Decatur; five cousins; and two nieces. Mr. Hurt was preceded in death by a half brother, George Buf­fington; and one sister, Grace C. Hurt. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be noon until time of services Monday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.
Transcribed by ROsemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

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