Obituaries

Pike County IL


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FRED KARSTEN , 82, a farmer in the Barry area, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday (Feb. 27, 1981) in his home. He was born March 9, 1898, in Barry, a son of William and Minnie Staff Karsten. He Married Viola Kurtz June 16, 1943 in Palmyra, Mo. Mr. Karsten is survived by his wife; a brother, John Karsten of Barry; and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Clark of Kinderhook and Mrs. Lena Schultz of Hannibal, Mo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in McNabb Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Ray Harbert. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery at Barry. Memorials may be made to the Barry Christian Church or to the Heart Fund.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

VIOLA C. KARSTEN , 83, of Barry, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday (Jan. 12, 1996) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Mrs. Karsten was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Pekin, a daughter of Charles and Emma Singley Kurtz. She married Fred Karsten June 16, 1943, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Feb. 27, 1981. Mrs. Karsten moved to Pike County at the age of 8 and lived on a farm for 32 years. She moved to Barry in 1976. She was a member of First Christian Church of Barry. Survivors include a brother, Francis Kurtz of Hull, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Fern McCaffrey and a brother, Joseph Kurtz. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Kirgan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.until time of services Monday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or the American Heart Fund.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

RAY V. KASINGER , 72, son of the late Oliver and Etta Nelson Kasinger of the Bee Creek area, died Jan. 22, 1981 in his home in Pasco, Wash. A retired real estate broker, he was born at Pearl. He had farmed at Powell, Wyo. for several years before moving to Othello, Wash. where he was a real estate broker. A veteran of World War II, he had served in Belgium and England with the John Deere Battalion. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Kennewick, Wash. He is survived by two daughters, Melinda Laska of Lake Oswego, Oregon and Julie Bridges of Othello, Wash; two sisters, Grace Wheeler of Hartford and Alpha Franklin of Powell, Wyo., and three brothers, Paul, Orville and Dailey, all of Powell, Wyo. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 26, in Richland, Wash., with Einan's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. [Bee Creek is in the very south east corner of Pearl Township, Pike County, IL, close to the Illinois River. According to U.S. Dept. of Veterans affairs, Ray's was born Dec. 20, 1908. He served in the U.S. Army from 23 Sep 1942 to 12 Nov 1945 with the John Deere Battalion. vgb]
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FRED KERN - died March 15, 2010, at his home and in company of his family in Bellingham, Wash. Fred was born May 9, 192 I , the second son of Karl S. and Pearl Thomas Kem, and lived the first quarter-century of his life in Pittsfield. From age six he and the family (brothers Ralph, deceased, and Bob, 86, who lives in Iowa) lived on a farm south and east of Pittsfield. After attending one- room Prairie School, he enrolled in high school in Pittsfield, graduating in 1939 in the first class graduated from the newly consolidated Pittsfield Community High. Fred attended business school in St. Louis, Mo., then worked there until the • start of World War II. A bone disease in his adolescence disqualified him from service in the U.S.. military, so he joined the American Field Service and served for two years as a front-lines ambulance driver with British field forces fighting the Japanese armies in India and Manna. After war service, Fred was accountant for the Kent and Benson partnership, which sold and serviced Dodge and Plymouth autos in Pittsfield, until he enrolled at the University of Illinois. After taking his B.S. degree in geology in 1948, he joined Creole Oil, first working in southern Illinois and then as a professional geologist on rigs drilling for oil in Venezuela—including to that time the company's deepest well, over 17,000 feet under Lake Maracaibo. Upon returning to the United States, Fred earned his master's degree in education at Nazarene College in Illinois and took his first teaching post in Colorado. there he met and married Claudia Kay Smiley. Together, they emigrated to the Canadian province of British Columbia, settling at Maniere, near Kamloops in southern B.C. Five sons and a daughter were born to that union, all survive: Stephen (Coleen) of Hazelton, B.C.; Susan (Lynn) Davison, Bellingham, Wash; David, Bellingham. Wash; Andrew, Fresno, Calif.; Daniel (Christine), suburban Los Angeles; and Timothy (Leticia), Bellingham, Wash. There. are 13 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Fred was administrator, teacher, and coach in government schools for Native American children in Barrier and later at Hazelton, B.C. Over more than two decades with the schools, he continued geological consulting as a sideline, as a consultant prospecting for precious metals and precious stones in Canada and northern United States. Also he worked as a geologist-consultant with oil drillers in Kentucky, and he spearheaded several humanitarian missions to develop wells and water resources ' in foreign lands in South America, Africa, and the Near East. After his years Ur education in Canada, Fred and Kay returned to the United States with their maturing children. 'They settled first in Helena, MT; when the nest was emptied, they lived a number of years in Philipsburg, MT. Over the last decade, they relocated to Bellingham, WA where three of their children had established their homes and families. Fred continued on occasional consulting missions abroad and in the U.S.A before fully retiring.. A lifelong hunter and fisherman, Fred and family hosted annually his brother Ralph and sister-in-law Laverne, of Pittsfield, for months-long adventures in Canada. As a bow-hunter, he typically bagged a bear and deer or elk to augment thr menu for the growing family He was the third Fred Kern in the family that had a Pittsfield resident bearing the the name Kern for 150 consecutive years. His great-grandfather, George Frederick Kern came to Pittsfield from Germany to work in the Kespolul brickyard, where he married the owner's daughter, Henrietta. Their first son, Fred, lived to age 85 in the Line 14 community; his son Karl, fathered this Fred Kern. His nephew, Robert Fred Kern, Dallas. Texas--son of Laverne and Ralph Kern, grew up in Pittsfield and once taught music in the elementary school here. Until Fred got a birth certificate to join American Field Service in 1943, the family thought his name was James Fred Kern—taking the names of Grandfather James Thomas and Grandfather Fred Kern. 'They discovered then that the latter had himself registered the birth of new grandson as Fred Kern,Jr As a menther of youth groups in the Pittsfield Methodist Church and then through his high-school years, Fred was best-known of the Kern family children: out-going and extraverted in adolescence. Even with few return visits to his hometown, his memory remained vibrant with his former friends
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CAROLYN JANET (JEFFERS) KENDRICK ,k 80, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday, Feb.7, 2011, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. She was born June 23, 1930, in Barry, the daughter of Wren and Beryl (Harris) Jeffers. She married James Paul Kendrick of Barry June 27, 1948. He preceded her in death June 7, 2008. Janet is survived by her five children, Laura Jean Kendrick of Paris, France, Margaret Ann Codd of Tampa, Fla., James Christopher Kendrick of Chicago, John Alan Kendrick of Grinnell, Iowa, and Mary Ellen Clark of Lincoln. She leaves behind six granchil­dren, Jaimee (Codd) Olson of Spring, Texas, Natalie (Codd) Coney of Tampa, Erin (Clark) Frost of Lincoln, Rachel (Clark) Rohrer of Waukegan, Eliza Codd of Tallahassee, Fla. and Lev Haldar Kendrick of Chicago. She also had four great grandchildren, Cade Edward Coney, Sydney Arielle Olson, Lilly Grace Coney, and Alexandra Jane Olson. Janet was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Richard Jeffers. Janet raised five children and in later years worked for the Barry news­paper, Dodegge Insurance Agency in Quincy, and Bather Insurance Agency in Pittsfield. She was a member of the New Canton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being with her children and grandchil­dren, reading and cooking. Visitation will be held from 10- 11 am. Saturday, Feb, 12, at the New Canton United Methodist Church, New Canton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the New Canton United Methodist Church, New Canton. Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery, New Canton. Memorials are 'suggested to the New Canton United Methodist Church or the Barry Community Care Center. Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

EARL M. KENDRICK - 84, of New Canton was recovered at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Aug 5, 1980) from the Mississippi River at Cincinnati Landing. Mr. Kendrick had left his home earlier to go to the river and Pike County Donnie Snyder said he apparently suffered a heart attack and fell into the river from a boat dock. He had been under a doctor's care and no inquest will be held. Mr. Kendrick was born July 20, 1896, in New Canton, a son of E. J. and Isabelle McFarland Kendrick. He married Rachel J. Pond Aug. 26, 1926. He was a retired farmer and a World War I Army Air Corps veteran. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and American Legion and a 50-year member of the Farm Bureau and New Canton Lodge 821 AF&AM. Surviving are his wife; a son, William Kendrick of New Canton; a brother, M. I. Kendrick of Melvin; four sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Mary) Gard of Palmyra, Mo., Mrs. Charles (Dora) Parks of Barry, Mrs. Harold (Effie) Dilley of Kinderhood and Mrs. (Bessie) Gard of New Canton; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Gill-Lummis Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery in New Canton.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

JOHN L. KENDRICK - Funeral services for John L. Kendrick will be held this afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist church here, conducted by the Rev. R. O. Brown. Members of the New Canton American Legion post will conduct military services at the graveside in Shearer cemetery. Mr. Kendrick, 53, a farmer who lived in this vicinity all his life, died Thursday in Jefferson Barracks veterans hospital. He was born at New Canton, June 14, He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Stella Pond Kendrick; a daughter; two brothers, Charles and Samuel of New Canton, and a sister, Mrs. Joe Willis of Burlington, Ia.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, July 23, 1950 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

KATHY L. (WILSON) KENDRICK - 53, of New Canton, died at 2:00 AM Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Becky Clark will officiate. Burial will be at Shearer Cemetery in New Canton, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. Mrs. Kendrick was born December 10, 1959, in Hannibal, MO, to Tom and Gwenda Billings Wilson. Survivors include , her children, Scott (Jesica) Kendrick and Lance (Michelle) Kendrick; her brothers, David (Peggy) Wilson, Wayne (Mary) Wilson, Steve (Pam) Wilson, and Les (Angel) Wilson; and her grandchildren, Jacob, Emmett, Ian, Ellie, Mathew, and Ayden. She worked as a bookkeeper for 10 years for West Pike High School and 10 years at Payson High School. She was married for 32 years to Dan Kendrick and he survives. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing yardwork and tending to her garden. Pallbearers will be Steve Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Jason Wilson, Justin Wilson, Dave Wilson, and Shane Wilson. Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Canton First Responders or the Hull Kinderhook Fire Department
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press
She and a friend overturned into a ditch full of water and drowned, happened approx 1:30 am....was raining and might have hydroplaned, happened near Hull IL The friend was not from Pike county

CATHERINE KESSINGER , 72, of Barry, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the Barry Community Care Center, Barry. She was born Nov. 9, 1938, in Barry, to Lawrence and Erva (Rhoads) Lyons. They preceded, her in death. She married Paul D. Kessinger, July 13, 1978, in Barry. He preceded her in death March 25, 1996. She is survived by one sister, Carol Louise Lyons, of Barry and two aunts, Mildred Allensworth and Annabelle Rhoads, both of Barry. She is also survived by a special friend, Virginia Kindle and several cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother in infancy. Cathy was of the Christian faith. She worked at Stark Brothers Nursery for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, crafts, crossword piuzles and gar­dening. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at Shearer Cemetery, New Canton. There is no visitation. Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery, New Canton. Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

EDWARD HENRY KIBBAT - April 23 - The body of Edward Henry Kibbat, 39, a Rockport farmer, was found in the Sny Thursday night about midnight, a half "mile from his home.. The Pike county emergency corps found the body. The corps had been dredging the Sny since 10 p. m. when a passerby reported Kibbat's empty. boat was running in circles. It is believed that Kibbat had been fishing, but special deputy Art Fenton said the cause of the accident was unknown, He apparently drowned. Funeral services will he held Monday afternoon at 2 in the Collier chapel in Louisiana, Mo., with the Rev. Ralph Plautz officiating. Burial will be in Grandview burial park in Hannibal. Mr, Kibbat was born Aug. 10, 1920 a son of Edward C. and Emma Glasenapp Kibbat. He attended the Pittsfield Lutheran church and was a member of the Moose lodge No, 420 and the Northeast Missouri Sportsman club. On Oct. 27 1951, in Hannibal, Mo., he married Laverne McCleery who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs.. E. C. Kibbat; two step­daughters, Mrs. Carl White of Louisiana and Miss Peggy Holt, at home; and a sister, Mrs. Miezle Nauser of Carter, Mo.
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AUDREY L. (HILLEN) KIEL , 81, of Atlas, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at the Pittsfield Manor. She was born Jan. 2, 1929 in Brussels, a daughter of John H. and Theresa Keim Hillen. She married Raymond H. Kiel Aug. 30, 1947, in Brussels and he died March 16, 1996. Audrey had been employed by the former Pleasant Hill Garment Factory, later by Abel's Quik Shop in Louisiana, Mo. and more recently by the Louisiana Wal-Mart store.. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Louisiana and the churches Altar Society and helped in providing communion to the elderly and shut-ins. She enjoyed woodworking, ceramics and making rosaries and most importantly, visit­ing and caring for others. Survivors include six sons, Raymond Kiel of Bowling Green, Mo., Ralph Kiel of Long Beach, Calif., Russell Kiel of Palmyra, Mo., Roger Kiel of Rockport, Rodney Kiel of Rockport and Ronnie Kiel and of Tacoma, Wash.; eight grand­children; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence Baltisberger of Phoenix, Ariz. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, her hus­band, Raymond H. Kiel, a brother, Ambrose, two sisters, Cecilia and Geraldine and by four infant sib­lings, Theresa, Helen, Rita Marie and Ralph. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Louisiana conducted by Father Lou Dorn. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggest­ed for masses at St. Joseph Catholic Church or to the Cary Cancer Center in Hannibal, Mo. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

VIRGINIA KIESLAR , age 68, of Liberty, Il. and formerly of Fishhook, Il. died Wednesday (March 3, 2010) at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Il. She was born October 22, 1941 near New Salem, Il. daughter of Clinton and Meredith Cooley Hays. She married George Kieslar on October 15, 1961 in Fishhook, Il. and he survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Laura Yeakey and husband James of Quincy, Il.; her father, Clinton Hayes of Viola, Il ; 5 grandchildren, Zachery Yeakey of St. Louis, Mo., Niki Kirpatrick of Quincy, Il., Jo-Anna Kirpatrick of Quincy, Il. , Alex Yeakey of Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Josh Yeakey of Quincy, Il.; a great grandson, Adian Failor of Quincy, Il. She was preceded in death by her mother. Virginia was a graduate of Perry High School in Perry, Il. and attended Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Beverly United Methodist Church in Beverly, Il., and a past member and worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved to sew, read, and Bible study. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday (March 6, 2010) at the Beverly United Methodist Church in Beverly, Il. with burial in Mound Prairie Cemetery in Beverly, Il. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
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DALLAS V. KINNE , 68, of Route 9, Quincy, died at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 21, 1982) in St. Mary Hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Barry, a son of Miles G. and Nellie Holerby Kinne. On June 21, 1931, he married Lucille McFadden in Pittsfield. She survives. Mr. Kinne was employed by Missouri Gravel Co. for 20 years, and later was plant superintendent at Menke Stone and Lime Co. from 1951 to 1969. Afterward, he worked for Moorman Mfg., retiring in 1978. Also surviving are two sons, Paul of Milan and Max of Quincy; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Jacqueline) Sohn of New Hall, Calif., and Mrs. Naomi Mason and Mrs William (Pat) Sprinkle, both of Quincy; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Fern McIntire of Pekin. She [he] was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, by the Rev. George Tomko. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Adams County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or to the Adams County Heart Association.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - Virginia Hart Collection

JUNIOR KINNE , 60, of Barry, died at 10 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 1, 1981) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born May 31, 1920 in New Canton, a son of Dewey and Christina Winner Kinne. He worked as a laborer in general construction. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Lu Ann) Sevier of Pittsfield and Mrs. Gary (Darla) Norton of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Darrel of Camp Point; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McNabb Funeral Home in Barry, conducted by the Rev. Ray Harbert. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Cancer Fund.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

NILES C. KINNE , 55, of Pittsfield, formerly of Barry, died at 6:10 a.m. Satur­day (June 29, 1996) in Barry Community Care Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1940, in New Salem, a son of Clarice and Mabel Chaplin Kinne. Survivors include two sons, David and Jeff Kinne, both of Pittsfield; a daughter, Melissa Kinne of Pittsfield; a grand,daugther, Kayla Piland of Pitts­field; and a niece and two neph­ews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Godert; and two brothers, Kenneth and one in in­fancy. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Kayla Piland Education Fund.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

NELLIE F. (SMITH) KINNEY , 79, a lifelong resident of Kinderhook, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1982, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She had worked at grocery stores in the Kinderhook area for many years. Mrs Kinney was born at Kinderhook May 11, 1903, daughter of Jesse and Minnie Bixby Smith. She married Arthur Kinney at Pittsfield Aug. 17, 1926, and he died March 11, 1955. Survivors include a son, William; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother. Mrs Kinney was a member of the Baptist Church. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gill-Lummis Funeral Home in Barry. Burial was in Kinderhook cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne

JOHN EDWARD KINSCHERFF , 85, of Pleasant Hill died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. John was born Dec. 4, 1923 in Pleasant Hill, the son of Paul and Osee Kinscherff. He married Wandalee King Dec. 25, 1946, and they had 10 children. John graduated from Pleasant Hill High School and attended Culver-Stockton College, Kansas State University and Northwestern University. He then returned to Pleasant Hill to manage the family farm and raise his family. He was a former Sny Island Levee Drainage District Commissioner, a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the American Legion, having served in the navy as a Petty Officer 3rd class during WWII. In addition, John was selected as a Prairie Farmer Master Fanner of the Year in 1968. John served on the Board of Directors of Illini Hospital in Pittsfield and was a long-time trustee of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Belleview. He enjoyed being a private pilot for many years. John farmed for most of his life in both Pike and Calhoun counties and was a Chairman of the Board of the family-owned and operated Central State Bank, which has branches in Clayton, Pleasant Hill and Quincy. He was very supportive of local organizations, and he and his wife had recently donated a building for an adult education learning center at John Wood Community College in Quincy. He is survived by his wife, Wandalee Kinscherff, and nine children, Linda Koester (Jerry) of Greenwood, Ind., Janet Slingsby (Emmett) of Riverton, John (Mike) Kinscherff (Ellen) of Pleasant Hill, James Kinscherff (Rose) of Rockton, Paul Kinscherff (Debi) of Pleasant Hill, Richard Kinscherff (Nancy) of Pleasant Hill, Mark Kinscherff of Pleasant Hill, Katheryn Park of Rochester and David Kinscherff (Leann) of Maryville. His surviving siblings include Betty Fleissner of New Mexico and Paulette Pettingill of Tennessee. John is also survived by 19 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest child, Karen Ann Kinscherff; his sister, Nancy Cook; and his brother, Robert Kinscherff. The visitation will be at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill today, Wednesday, July 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m., preceded by a visitation from 9-10 a.m. The services will be offici­ated by the Rev. Roy Bauer. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pleasant Hill American Legion, Crescent Heights Cemetery, or a local organization of the donor's choice. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press
SECOND ARTICLE: "Kinscherff a driving force in Pleasant Hill"
J.E. Kinscherff, 85, of Pleasant Hill died last week, leaving a long-standing legacy in the Pleasant Hill area. A farmer, busi­nessman and father of 10 chil­dren, Kinscherff was well known throughout the area. "He was more than client to me and I was more than a lawyer to him," said Jim Rapp, a Quincy attorney, who had represented Kinscherff since the 1970s. "We were good friends." Rapp said Kinscherff, an early riser, used to frequently call him and when he'd answer the phone, Kinscherff would say, "I've already shipped two loads of hogs to market." "But one morning I got him back," Rapp said. "I answered the phone and he said that and I replied 'Well, I've already milked two clients and you're the third.' We both laughed." Rapp said he represented Kinscherff in several business transactions including the purchase of Central State Bank, which was the Clayton Bank when Kinscherff bought it. "The Baptist family in Clayton owned it and wanted to keep the fact it was for sale very hush- hush," Rapp said. "J.E. and I went to Clayton literally under the veil of darkness. We met with the Baptist family at 10 p.m. at night. It was just like in the movies with one lamp with a green shade and a 50-watt light bulb. It was all very mysterious, almost covert." Kinscherff purchased the bank and the family still owns the facility as well as branches in Pleasant Hill and Quincy. Rapp said Kinscherff also purchased the garment factory in Pleasant Hill. "He didn't want a garment factory, but the place was going to shut down and J.E. knew Pleasant Hill needed the jobs." Many people called Kinscherff, J.E. but those who knew him well frequently called him Big John. "He was a big man in body, heart and spirit, and I believe that it is his spirit that will live on in those of us he has left behind," said Janet Slingsby, said his daughter in her eulogy at the funeral last week. J.E. Kinscherff was married to Wandalee King for 63 years and had 10 children. "I met John my freshman year at McMurray College," WandaLee Kinscherff said. "He went to the service and when he came back we just got together." WandaLee said the thing that attracted her to her spouse was his laugh. "He had a big laugh," she said. "Even lately when he didn't feel good, he'd laugh at little Anna Belle, our 16-month old great-granddaughter." WandaLee said Kinscherff loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them doing the things they liked to do. "Mike was our oldest son and I didn't want him to play football for fear he'd get hurt. I thought he was too little and timid, "she said. "J.E. said to let him play, that it would make a man out of him. He was right as usual." Slingsby said her father enjoyed watching his sons and daughters participate in activities. "I didn't know it but at my father's visitation, a man came up to me and said he had two memories of my father. The first was seeing him with my mother and how they interacted with one another, how much in love they were and the second was seeing my father at the high school football games, walking the sidelines, yelling 'Lets get some blood." WandaLee said I.E. usually had an opinion on decisions regarding the children except discipline. "He left that up to me," she said. "With the exception of when we lost our oldest daughter, we had many, many blessings during our years together." According to all who knew him, Kinscherff had a strong love of family, farming and community. "He would always say I'm just a hog farmer," Rapp said. "But he was much more than that to all who knew them. There are dozens of examples of things he did for the community. Where ever there was a need. He donated a building to John Wood Community College because he saw a need. And if they ever sell the building, the money is to be used for scholarships for students from Pike and Calhoun counties, because J.E. saw a need." Mike Reed, of the Sny Drainage District, said Kinscherff would frequently call him and discuss the political issues and who to contact on matters concerning the Sny. He would call me often to discuss those things." Kinscherff served as a commissioner on the Sny board for a number of years. Staying in contact was important to Kinscherff, according to Slingsby. "Even in his final days, he loved to talk on the phone," she said "He called his cell phone his radio, because it reminded him of the days of the two-way radios they used in the tractors and combines." The family packed a memory box to be placed in Kinscherff's casket and included a cell phone, a miniature John Deere tractor, a toothpick and some letters, J.E. had written to WandaLee at the beginning of their relationship.
Source: The Weekly Messenger By Beth Zumwalt

ANDREW KISTNER - Funeral services were held Sun­day afternoon at the Keller-Lock Funeral home for Andrew Kistner, former Barry man, who passed away January 2, 1942. Rev. Hend­rix of Hull officiated at the serv­ices. Evelyn Melton and Maurice Robinson sang, accompanied by Mrs. Louie Melton. Casket bearers were Louie Melton, Maurice Robinson, Layo Mey­er, Ralph Whipple, George Weir and Clarence Gamble. Burial was in Kinderhook cemetery. Andrew Kister was born Janu­ary 4, 1875 in Quincy, a son of John and Katherine Wineman Kistner. On February 16, 1899 he was married to Anna Mae Miller of Liberty and in 1909 they moved to Barry where they made their home for many years. Mr. Kist­ner was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church. He is survived by his widow, a son, Kenneth, of Marion, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Meyer of Hull and Mrs. Lydia King of Bloomington; two brothers, Ed of Barry and Henry of New Canton; three sisters, Mrs. John Flick of Barry, Mrs. Carrie. Inman of Beaumont, Texas and Mrs. Mary Schwartz of Payson, and two grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

LILLIAN C. KOHUT ,86, a retired businesswoman of Hull, died at 10:29 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 7, 1995) in her home. Born July 9, 1908, in Payson, she was a daughter of Henry and Mae Nesbitt Seehorn. A graduate of Gem City Business Col­lege, she at­tended Western Illinois Univer­sity in Macomb and taught in area schools including Hull. In 1969, she became co-owner of the Country Inn Smorgasboard in Hull, retiring in 1989. Mrs. Kohut attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. In April 1974, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Harnpsmire. They had owned and operated Hampsmire Implement Co. in Hull for 20 years. On June 29, 1981, she married Mickie Kohut. He survives. Survivors also include two nieces, Mrs. Bryce (Joan) Michel of Plainville, and Mrs. Richard (Jean) Bowman of Quincy; two stepchildren, Gail Hoard of West Valley, Calif., and Nichlas Kohut of Hesperia, Calif.; and step- grandchildren; step-great­grandchildren and great-nieces. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Lawrence. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson by the Rev. Mark Porterfield. Burial will be in Payson New Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday and preceding the service Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

DOROTHY I. KRIEGSHAUSER , 70, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at the Pittsfield Healthcare Center. She was born July 21, 1933 in Pittsfield to George and Thelma Willard Saylor. She married Virgil E. Kriegshauser in July 1957 and he preceded her in death May 9, 1973. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Pittsfield. She attended Illinois State University at Normal, collected antiques and enjoyed refinishing furniture. She owned the "Alley Antiques" store in Pittsfield. She was a member of Old Orchard County Club and enjoyed golfing, playing bridge and bowling. Survivors are one son, Kent Kriegshauser of Galesburg; two brothers, George Saylor of Monticello, Mo. and Don Saylor, Sullivan; two sisters, Mrs. Clay (June) Yelliott of Quincy and Mrs. Morris (Jean) Akers of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Kriegshauser, parents and a brother Alvin Lee "Bud" Saylor. Funeral services were held Monday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial was at the West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Visitation was at the Niebur Funeral Home Sunday, May 9, from 4 till 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to West Cemetery or Pike County Outreach Center. A lunch for family and friends was held after services at the Pittsfield Community Center
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KATHRYN L. KRIEGSHAUSER , 97, of Barry Community Care Center in Barry, formerly of Quincy, died at 1:25 p.m. Wed. (April 6, 1988) in the center where she had lived for the past several years. Miss Kriegshauser was born June 12, 1890, in Quincy, a daughter of Enos and Wilhelmina Eisenstein Kriegshauser. A school-teacher for 45 years in Quincy public schools, Miss Kriegshauser taught at Washington Elementary School for many years before her retirement. During her teaching career, she reportedly never missed a day of school. She attended schools in Quincy and college in Macomb. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Retired Teachers Association and did volunteer work in the tea room at Blessing Hospital. Survivors include a niece, Dorothy Kriegshauser of Pittsfield; a great-niece, Lynn Cory of Tacoma, Wash; a great nephew, Kent Kriegshauser of Arlington Heights; and a cousin, Mrs. Harry Hess of Barry. Miss Kriegshauser was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Services were conducted...Saturday in St. John's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Garrett Clanton. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. John's Episcopal Church or Barry Community Care Center.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [The Paper, Barry, 13 Apr 1988]

JOHN KROENCKE , 73, of Hull, co-founder of the Liberty- Barry Feed Mill, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday (July 24, 1989) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Mr. Kroencke was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Durham, Mo., a son of Herman and Emma Mueller Kroencke. He married Edith Robbins Feb. 8, 1936, in Hull. She survives. Mr. Kroencke had lived in Hull for seven years, moving from Lib­erty. He was a member of the Hull United Methodist Church and was a farmer and co-founder of the Lib­erty-Barry Feed Mill. He was a former member of the Liberty Lions Club and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He retired in 1972 and spent his winters in Mesa, Ariz. Survivors also include two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Ruth Ann) Weisenberger of Quincy and Mrs. Dale (Lois) Tenhouse of Liberty; five brothers, Ed of Maywood, Mo., Raymond, Lawrence and Carl, all of Hull, and Cecil of Unionville, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Maddox of New London, Mo., and Mrs. Bonnie Tittsworth of Tempe, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Lynn Deters of Quincy, Steven Tenhouse of Spring­field, Brent and Lisa Graff of Boca Raton, Fla., and Gina Graff of Quincy. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Lou, and a brother, Earl. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hull United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Jenkins. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Allgood Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo. Memorials may be made to his church.
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VETA LORENE (JOHNSON) KROGEN , 71, of the Lincoln Hill Nursing center in Quincy, formerly of Payson, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday (March 23, 1980) at the center. She was born on March 10, 1909, in Milton, a daughter of Edwin and Lela Calender Johnson. She married Arnold Krogen on Oct 1, 1930, in Hannibal. She was a member of the Christian Church of Milton. Surviving are her husband and one sister, Mrs. Ruby Long of Payson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Payson New Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. William Schafer.
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EVELYN KRUEGER , 95, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Martin Healthcare Center in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at 12 Noon Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Park Hill Mausoleum in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to an Organization of the Donor's Choice. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements. Evelyn was born on April 21, 1917 in Nebo, Illinois to John Hardin and Hattie Lee (Weaver) Stark. She married Paul W. Krueger on April 18, 1943 in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on October 15, 1993. Surviving is one brother, Lyndle E. Stark of Pittsfield, IL; two nephews, Ron and Jeffery Stark; two nieces, Janice Rippee and Karen Summer; several great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Paul, Clarence, Kenneth, Charles and one sister, Alta Henry. Evelyn once worked for State Farm Life Insurance Company as a secretary in the Life Insurance Division, where she met her husband Paul. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington and was a lifetime member of the Bloomington Country Club and a member of the Phi Gamma Social Sorority.
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LILLIAN W. KRUEGER , 69 of Pittsfield , passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Liberty Village in Pittsfield . Born August 27, 1940 in Chicago , IL she was a daughter to Charles and Arvella Knauff Rackow. She married Richard Krueger August 1961 and he survives. Lillian was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pittsfield and in her earlier years worked for the Pittsfield branch of the First National Bank of Barry as a teller. She greatly enjoyed her family. Per Lillian’s wishes, cremation rites are being accorded and no service is being planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@nieburfh.co This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.
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GLADYS V. (BARNES) KUCK , 84, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 27, 1995) in Clarks­ton Court in Pittsfield. Born April 6, 1911. in Mozier, Mrs. Kuck was a daughter of Thomas and Alta Trowbridge Barnes. She married Chris C. Kuck Aug. 12, 1933, in Hannibal, Mo. He died Feb. 21, 1988. Mrs. Kuck was a homemaker and had assisted her husband in the Shelter Insurance Agency. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church and Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens. Survivors include a son, Stan Kuck of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Doris Benz of Hannibal; a grand­son, Scott Kuck of Barry; and a great-granddaughter. Mrs. Kuck was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters. Graveside services will be con­ducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill by the Rev. Jerry Webster. There is no visitation but friends are invited to the services. The Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens,
Contributed by Billie Browning