Obituaries

Pike County IL


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DANIEL G. MALONE , 41, of Hull, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Pittsfield, May 27, 1971 to Bud and Barb (Gwartney) Malone. Dan graduated from Barry High School in 1989. In 2012, he received numerous certificates in Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management from John Wood Community College. He was employed by County Market Catering in Quincy. Dan enjoyed working in the garden, fishing, cooking, and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Dan is survived by his fiancé, Beth Ann Smith of Hull; parents Bud and Barb Malone of Kinderhook; grandmother Barbara Malone of Quincy; two brothers, Ronnie (Susan) Malone of Barry and Bobby (Eileen) Malone of Kinderhook; three daughters, Britney Malone (Fiancé, Blake) of Quincy, Paige Malone of Barry and Emily Malone of Foley, Mo.; one son, Shawn Malone of Barry; and one soon-to-be grandson, Daniel Steven Williams. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, April Malone (fiancé Christopher) of Hannibal, Mo., Shane Miller, Kayla Malone and Dalton Malone, all of Barry, Gregg Steinmann of New Canton, Victoria, Courtney, and Logan Steinmann of Hull. Along with foster nieces and nephews, Hannah, Braydon, and CourtLynne of Kinderhook, Dan was very close to his future mother-in-law, Joy Davis and his future brother-in-law, Bryan Stienmann, both of Hull, and his uncle, Will Robison of Quincy. Dan is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Melvin Malone, his grandmother, Norma Jean Gwartney, his grandfather, Kenneth Gwartney and his aunt, Marge Schmidt. Funeral service were held Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, with Pastor Earl Wiseman officiating. Burial was in Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook. A visitation was held Thursday evening, July 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials may be given to the Daniel G. Malone Memorial Fund c/o Kinderhook State Bank, Kinderhook, or with the Niebur Funeral Chapel, Barry
Contributed by Billie Browning

VELMA (HALL) MARINES , 74, of Louisiana, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home in Louisiana. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate. Burial will be at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, Ill. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Marines was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Pleasant Hill, Ill., to Henry A. and Ruby Florence Cordevant Hall. She was married to Peter M. Maharas. He preceded her in death in 1997. Survivors include one cousin, James Yokem of Louisiana; and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Aloha Eullaee Hall. Mrs. Marines had been a resident of Chicago, Ill., for almost 50 years where she was employed as a waitress. She moved to Louisiana in 1996. Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Evangelistic Outreach in Louisiana, in care of the funeral home.

ARTHUR L. MARTIN JR. - 80, of Barry, died at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.He was born April 24, 1932, in Barry, Illinois, a son of Arthur Sr. and Mary (Dehart) Martin. They preceded him in death. He married Betty Bainter on December 13, 1963, in Quincy, Illinois. She survives in Barry. He is also survived by 3 daughters: Rachel Liesen of Florida; Deanna Lange of Barry and Diana Logan (Chris) of Texas; 3 grandchildren: Luke Lange (Janet); Specialist Thomas Liesen II, U.S. Army; and Tyler Logan. Also surviving are 3 brothers: Earl Martin of Barry; Dale Martin of Athens; and Robert Martin (Mary Jo) of Peoria; 4 sisters: Nellie Martin of Quincy; Mary Lou Venertloh (Richard) of Quincy; Sally Gueswelle of Highland; and Thelma Martin of Barry; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister Margaret (Martin) Handrich and a grandson Timothy Lange. Arthur worked for Electric Wheel until he went into the Navy for 4 years. Then he returned to Electric Wheel until he retired. He then worked at FS and other odd and end jobs. Arthur enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed the company of the Amish in the community, being outside on the porch with the cats and dogs and watching the hummingbirds and playing cards with his wife. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

ALTA (WAGNER) MARTIN , 82, of Pleasant Hill and formerly of New Hartford, died Friday, June 6, 1998, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Born July 15, 1915 at Rockport, she was a daughter of William E. and Lucy Klice Wagner. She married Henry H. Martin June 15, 1930 at Rockport. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1950. She was a member of the New Hartford Christian Church. Survivors are a son, Paul Martin of Pleasant Hill, a daughter, Virginia "Sis" Dexter of Princeville; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Lucy Martin; a daughter, Donna Walker; three grandchildren, six sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Andrew Maxwell officiating. Burial was at Pittsfield West Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

BERNICE (SAPP) MARTIN , 70, of Pittsfield, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Born May 31, 1929 near Black Oak in Pike County, she was the daughter of Rollo and Hester Keller Sapp. She married Arnold Martin in 1950; he preceded her in death March 26, 1979. In her earlier years Mrs. Martin was a cook at local restaurants - Lincoln Inn, The Bowl, and Cardinal Inn. Later she worked with in-home care for the elderly. Survivors include her mother, Hester Sapp of Pittsfield; a special friend, Merle Bauer of Pittsfield; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Barb) McKee of Pittsfield; two sons, Ronald Martin and John Martin, both of Pittsfield; a stepson, Gene Martin of Pittsfield; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Sanders of Memphis, TN; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. David (Margaret Ann) Grimsley of Pittsfield; and a brother, William Sapp of Beardstown. She was preceded by a son, Roger, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with Bob Hammitt officiating. Burial was at the West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Pall bearers are Gary Graham, Mike Martin, John McKee, Shane Martin, Joe Graham, and Jeff Martin. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society Pike County Chapter of Pittsfield West Cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

C. (DeHART) MARTIN , 98, of Barry, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, in Liberty Village of Pittsfield. She was born Feb. 6, 1911, near Griggsville, to James Earl and Ina Pearl (Davis) Dehart. They preceded her in death. She married Arthur L. Martin, Sr., July 6, 1931, in Rushville. He preceded her in death May 23, 1969. She is survived by four sons, Arthur L. Martin, Jr. and wife Betty, of Barry, Earl W. Martin, of Barry, Dale Martin of Athens and Robert Martin and wife Mary Jo, of Peoria; four daughters, Nellie Martin, of Quincy, Mary Lou Venvertloh and husband Richard, of Quincy, Edna Gusewelle, of Highland; and Thelma Martin, of Barry; 25 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mae Brierton and husband Henry, of Mt. Sterling and Helen Ward, of Garden Grove, Calif. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Frank Dehart; one daughter, Margaret; a son-in-law, Eldon Handrich and one great-grandson, Timothy Lang. Mary attended Shelly Grade School, graduated from Griggsville High School in 1928 and graduated from Gem City Business College in Quincy. Mary loved her family, was an expert seamstress and enjoyed raising flowers. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Contributed by Billie Browning from Pike Press

COLLEEN MARTIN , 63, of O'Fallon, MO died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Peter's, MO. She was born Oct. 12, 1948, on Whidbey, Island, WA, a daughter of Jack and Marjorie Webel Riley. She married Dewey "Marty" Martin and he survives in O'Fallon. She is also survived by two brothers, Pat and Kerry. Mrs. Martin's father was a pilot and career naval officer while her mother was a housewife and later a real estate broker with her own firm. As a daughter of a military officer Colleen relocated with her family many times during her childhood, including locations in the United States and Europe. Those experiences instilled in her an appreciation for travel, which remained with her throughout her life. Her passions also extended to a love for animals, including horse riding and cat breeding. She was an avid breeder of award winning Russian Blue cats and was recognized for her accomplishments at animal shows throughout the midwest. Two of her kittens imported to the Netherlands, have become European champions. After graduating from high school in Hanover, NH in 1966 Mrs. Riley moved with her family to London, England. True to her Irish ancestry, she chose to attend college at Queen's University in Belfast, N. Ireland where she studied arts and graduated with a B. A. in English. After returning to the U.S. in 1969 she continued her education at University of Illinois, Champaign. Her first job out of school was with Leo Burnett Advertising agency in Chicago. In 1985, she joined another advertising agency, Tatham Laird and Kudner where she continued her career as Partner/Director of Media Planning. Through the years she worked for other top agencies in Atlanta, Dallas, Columbus, Kansas City and St. Louis. Her most recent position was Chief Media Officer for True Media in Missouri. She traveled extensively in her job and was widely respected as media authority within the communications industry and by American Association of Advertising Agencies for her work on global Fortune 100 brands.
Contributed by Rosemary Reeves and Ella Tittsworth

DIANA GAYLE (BRADLEY) MARTIN , 68, of Barry died Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, MO. She was born on January 31, 1945 in Quincy, IL to Raymond Gerald and Mary Alice Sisk Bradley. She married Robert Taylor Martin on December 1, 1973 in Springfield, IL, and he survives. Dianna was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Quincy, IL. She worked as an LPN at the Barry Community Care Center for several years before returning to further her studies to become an RN. Dianna worked at Memorial Hospital before taking a position at the SIU Clinic in Springfield, IL where she later became the Director of Nursing. In 1998, when she and Robert moved back to Barry, IL, she was the Director of Nursing at Fountain Court Nursing Home in Hannibal, MO. Later she became a school nurse for the Mendon School District where she remained until her retirement in 2010. She was actively serving as an Alderwoman for the city of Barry. Dianna was always out and about and never met a stranger. She was a very accepting, loving, and forgiving person to everyone she knew. She loved her family and had a deep faith in Jesus Christ. She enjoyed flowers, antiquing, and traveling, but her greatest joy was being with her family. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Barry, three sons, Bradley (Dena) Roate of Montgomery, AL., Tom (Kim) Roate of Springfield, IL., and Jason (Devona) Martin of Pawnee, IL., nine grandchildren, Adam (Amanda) Roate, Emily (Kip) Carswell, Elizabeth Roate, Alex Roate, Laken Killian, Colby Roate, Blayne Martin, Baylee Martin, Breck Martin, and one great-grandchild, Aurora Killian. She was preceded in death by her parents. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 4 PM until 8 PM at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel with Pastor Nelson Cash officiating. Ashes will be interred at a later date at the Taylor-Martin Cemetery in El Dara, IL.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

ELIZABETH (NEESE) MOYERS MARTIN , was born in Indiana February 17, 1844. She was called from this earthly life December 20, 1919, at the age of 75 years, 10 months, 3 days, at the home of her son W. H. Moyers. She united with the Church of United Brethren in her earlier days. She was married to George Moyers. To this union were born five children, three girls and two booys, viz Barbara Autery, Emily Collins, Lucinda Collard, all of whom departed this life at an early age, and John and W. H. Moyers who reside near Nebo. Her first husband George Moyers died 28 years ago. Later she was married to Robert Fulton Martin who has been dead 6 years. Since his death Mrs. Martin has made her home with her sons. She was apparently as well as usual on Monday before her death but during the night she was seized with a paralytic stroke. She leaves to mourn her loss, her sons, one sister, Mrs. Barbara Autery, a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Applegate and her remains were laid to rest the Cannon Cemetery...
Contributed by Virginia (Gorton) Bonne - [Nebo Banner, 31 Dec 1919]

ESTHER MARDELLE MARTIN , age 88, of Fishhook, Il. died Saturday (October 16, 2010) at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry, Il. She was born February 23, 1922 in Tempest, Il. (Northern Pike Co.) daughter of the late William Earl and Vera Akright Allen. She married Granville Martin on June 26, 1943 in Bowling Green, Mo. and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2009. Surviving are two sons, Murray Martin and wife Audrey of Fishhook, Il. and Monty Martin and wife Jeannie of Liberty, Il.; five grandchildren, Kent Martin and wife Colleen of Springfield, Il., Phillip Martin and wife Kim of Jacksonville, Il., Lindsey Martin and fiancé Luke Beffa of Columbia, Mo., Cody Martin of Carbondale, Il., and Kelsey Martin of Bosie, Idaho; four great-grandchildren, Kobe and Kyler Martin of Springfield, Il., and Cassidy and Tanner Martin of Jacksonville, Il.; a brother-in-law, Lozelle Martin of Pittsfield, Il.; two nephews, one niece, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Martin graduated from Perry High School, and attended Western Illinois Teachers College. She was a member of Fishhook United Methodist Church. Mardelle taught for several years in country schools in Pike County. She was a strong advocate for education. She was devoted to her family, working alongside her husband for 66 years in their farming operation. One of her favorite things to do was to take rides through the country with her husband as well as planning and cooking for family dinners. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday (October 23, 2010) at the Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville, Il. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the chapel on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Woodland Cemetery or to the Barry Community Care Center both c/o Airsman-Hires Chapel, Box 341, Griggsville, Il. 62340
Contributed by Billie Browning

FAY A. (YOKEM) MARTIN , 94, of Pleasant Hill, died 9:45 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 27, 1984) in Owen Care Center in Pittsfield. Mrs. Martin was born April 3, 1890, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of J.C. and Ann Galloway Yokem. She married Sidney LaDow in Pittsfield in 1910. He died in 1927. She then married Elmer Martin in Bowling Green, Mo., in 1937. She preceded her in death in 1973. Mrs. Martin attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and a 74-year member of the Pleasant Hill O.E.S. Chapter. Surviving are a son, Lee LaDow of Pittsfield; a sister, Mrs. Eva Berry of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by a son and a daughter. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Rasche. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Rescue More in '84 Fund of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

FRANK MARTIN , 90, of rural Baylis died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1982 at St John's Hospital, Springfield. Born Oct. 22, 1891 in Fairmount township, he was a son of Lemuel and Belle Coss Martin. He married Maggie Potter in Fairmount township Dec. 28, 1911, and she survives. Also surviving are four sons, Melvin and Sylvan, both of Danville; Earl of Alton and Frank Jr. of rural Baylis; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leland Martin of Mt Sterling, and a sister, Mrs Verna Ramsey of Barry. Mr Martin was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Martin; a grandson, Billy Mark Mountain; a brother, W.T. Martin; two sisters, Eva McLaughlin and Anna Stauffer; two half brothers, Ed and Roy Martin, and two half sisters, Olive Haile and Effie Askew. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Skinner Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Stephens officiating. Burial was in Woodland cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Woodland Cemetery Association.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne

GILBERT MARTIN , 59, of Route 1, Liberty, died Sunday, June 23, 1991 at Blessing Hospital, Quincy. Born July 13, 1931 in Belleview, he was a son of Frank and Pearl Roach Martin. He married Joyce M. Motley May 29, 1955 at Rockport and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Mark, of Crested Butte, Colo.; two daughters, Teresa Harbison of Liberty and Susan Martin at home; a brother, Paul Martin of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Carlene Fox, also of Pleasant Hill; and six grandchildren, James and Carrie Martin of Pleasant Hill and Shawn, Jason, Andrew and Joseph Harbison of Liberty. Mr. Martin, a carpenter, was a former tenure employee of St. Mary Hospital, Quincy. He had owned and operated the Warehouse Thrift Shop in Liberty. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post of Pleasant Hill and a past member of the Liberty and Pleasant Hill Lions clubs. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Jerry Webster officiating. Burial will be in the Nebo Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, or Thursday until time of the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or charity of the donor's choice.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

GRANVILLE WAYNE MARTIN , 88, of Fish Hook, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at the Barry Community Care Center. He was born May 15, 1920 on the family farm near Baylis to the late Leland Lemual and Nina Wymer Martin. He married Mardelle Allen June 26, 1943 in Bowling Green, Mo. and she survives. In addition to his wife of 65 years, also surviving are two sons, Murray Martin and wife Audrey of Fish Hook; Monty Martin and wife Jeannie of Liberty; five grandchildren, Kent Martin and wife Colleen of Springfield, Phillip Martin and wife Kim of Jacksonville, Lindsey Martin of Columbia, Mo., Cody Martin of Carbondale and Kelsey Martin of Liberty; four great-grandchildren, Kobe and Kyler Martin of Springfield, and Cassidy and Tanner Martin of Jacksonville; a brother, Lozelle Martin of Fish Hook; two nephews; one niece; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in infancy and a sister-in-law, Alice Martin. Granville was devoted to his family and his life long occupation as a grain and livestock farmer. Mr. Martin graduated from Baylis High School. He was secretary and instrumental in the development of the first Baylis Fire Protection District. He was a trustee for Fairmount Township for many years. He was a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau and served as treasurer of the Woodland Cemetery Association for the past 38 years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at the Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery near Fish Hook. Visitation was held one hour prior to services Sunday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Woodland Cemetery Association
Contributed by Billie Browning

GWENETH (COLVIN) MARTIN , age 88 of Barry and formally of El Dara , IL , died Saturday afternoon ( 5/8/10 ) at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry IL. She was born October 21, 1921 in Aurora , NE to George E. and Edna Alice Roberts Colvin. She married Lyndle T. Martin on June 8, 1940 in New London , MO and he preceded her in death on June 3, 2000 . Mrs. Martin was a member of the United Methodist Church in Barry, the Pike County Home Extension and the Pike County Farm Bureau. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, flower gardening and especially loved spending time with her family. She is survived by two sons; Robert (wife Dianna) Martin and Joe (wife Janet) Martin of Barry , IL ; a daughter Mrs Diane (husband John) Walschlager of Columbia, MO. 7 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. As per her wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Taylor Martin Cemetery in care of the funeral home. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

HAROLD MARTIN , 84, of Barry, died Aug. 8, 1982 in Illini Hospital, Pittsfield. Born May 7, 1898 in Barry, he was the son of Walters and Adeline (Wagar) Martin. He was a truck driver and handled township hauling. He married Etha Sanders Oct. 27, 1952 in Paragould AR. She died 14 Nov 1979. Surviving are two stepsons, Herman and Edward Sparrow; three stepdaughters Iva Badgley, Inez Beeever and Pauline Heavner and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded by siz brothers and two sisters. Services were Tuesday in the McNabb Funeral Home in Barry, with the Rev. Raymond Harbert conducting. Burial was in Park Lawn Cem.
Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hart Collection.

JEANETTE ANN (HAGEN) MARTIN , , 29, of Pleasant Hill, died at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 16, 1995) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Born Oct. 10, 1966, in Louisiana, Mo., she was a daughter of Melvin Dale and Margaret May Walker Hagen. She married Darrel G. Martin June 27, 1986, in Pleasant Hill. He survives. Mrs. Martin was a 1986 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She was a member of Mozier Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Joshua Michael Martin, at home; her parents; two brothers, Shawn and Donnie Hagen, both of Clarksville, Mo., and two sisters, Debbie Sue Winchell of Pleasant Hill and Cindy Church of Clarksville. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her grandparents. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5-8 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to an education fund established for Joshua Martin.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

JEROME C. MARTIN , 71, of Pleasant Hill, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Jerome was born Sept. 30, 1936 near Belleview to Ervin Clark and Nana Mae Stewart Martin. He married Phyllis Jean Hamann Nov. 15, 1957 in Mexico, Mo. and they celebrated their 50th anniversary last November. Jerome retired from the Dundee Cement Co. in Clarksville, Mo. in 1997 and for the past 11 years he was a truck driver for Area Supply, Inc. in Pleasant Hill. He served the Pleasant Hill community in many different ways, as a village trustee for 23 years, as a member of the Pleasant Hill Fire Department for 36 years, and as a volunteer E.M.T. for 18 years. He enjoyed craftwork and camping and was a long time member of the Mozier Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis J. Martin of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Jeannie (Robert) Hierman of Brimfield, and Terri (Ken) Simpkin of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren, Shannon Smith of Pleasant Hill, Megan Galloway of Pleasant Hill, Stacy Galloway of Sacramento, Calif.; Nicole Heirman of Peoria Heights, Jason Heirman of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Justin, Rhily and Dilon Simpkin, all of Pleasant Hill; also three great-granddaughters, Taylor Heirman, Jadyn Hartsock and Gracie Blackwell, three brothers, Carl Martin of Nebo, Fred Martin of Loraine and Sam Martin of Quincy; four sisters, Elizabeth Smith of Quincy, Carolyn Summers of Quincy, Lillian Hannel of Pleasant Hill and Sharon Campbell of Hardin. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jerry Martin and by two daughters, Robin Martin and Candy Martin Bailey. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Justin Raulston and Bro. Don Hannel. Burial will follow at the Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday evening from 5 - 8 p.m. a t the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jerome Martin Memorial Fund. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

JERUSHA JANE (HOLFORD) MARTIN , one of a family of eight children of Ira and Mary Applegate Holford, namely; Elizabeth, Jerusha, Sadie, Emma, Lee, Matour, George and Martha, was born September 23, 1859, and passed away at the early morning hour of 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 1945, at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage of September 19, 1884 with Peter Martin, who preceded her in death on January 16, 1910. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Franklin of Nebo and Mrs. Alta Smith of Pittsfield, and one son, Oliver, all of whom survive. She is also survived by one brother, A. M. Holford of Alton, the rest having preceded her; eight grandsons, Murrell Franklin of Pearl, Denham and Harris Franklin and Robert Martin of Alton, Neil Franklin of Hardin, Evans and Robert Franklin of Nebo, and Leo R. Martin of the Navy Air corps; four granddaughters, Mrs. Logan Moultrie of Pearl, Mrs. Harold Shriver of Quincy, Mrs. Ova Goltz and Miss Marilyn Martin of Nebo; two great grandchildren, Mrs. Thomas Hedgecock of St. Louis and Dennis and Sandra Franklin, and Robert Gene Moultrie of Pearl, Donald Shriver of Quincy, Kirk, Patsy, Kent, Eddy, Judith Ann Franklin and Karen Goltz of Nebo, Jan Neil Franklin of Hardin and one great great grandchild, baby Hedgecock. Mrs. Martin united with the Baptist Church in early life and after her marriage went with her husband into the Primitive Baptist Church where she retained her membership to the end. She has spent her entire life in this community, and passed away peacefully in the home where she began housekeeping immediately following her marriage. She was devoted to her family, gave her love and untiring efforts to them, always ready to do any task, large or small, which they might bring to her. She was quiet and unassuming and a true friend and neighbor, and was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. E. L. Joplin, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Songs, "Abide With Me", "God's Tomorrow" and "Good Night and Good Morning" were sung by Mrs. Frank Yocum, Mrs. Chas. Kindle, Mrs. Evans Franklin and Miss Betty Boren. Pall bearers were the gransons, Evans, Robert, Denham, Neil and Harris Franklin and Robert Martin and Murrel Franklin as honorary pall bearer. Flower girls were Misses Roberta and Lois Franklin, Joan Johnson, Blanche (balance gone).
Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner, Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas

LEO OLIVER ROY MARTIN ,79, of Overland Park, Kan. died Saturday, July 5, 2003. He was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Nebo to the late Oliver and Mary Inez (Ward) Martin. He married Norma June Martin and she preceded him in death in 1979. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion, Post 1048, Pleasant Hill, a member of the Elks Lodge 2395, Overland Park, Kan., and a member of the Christian faith. He is survived by a son, Steven Leo Martin (wife Leda Rae) of Overland Park; a daughter, Sandra Kay Welty (husband Tim) of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; a brother, Robert Martin of Alton; a sister, Marilyn Waggoner of Anaheim, Calif.; six grandchildren, Chris and Jeffrey Iverson, Michelle Benjamin, Diane, Michael and Derek Frazee; and seven great-grandchildren, Anthony and Kaylyn Benjamin, Alisha, Lisa, Rachel, Jayme and William Frazee. Visitation was held from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the McGilley and Hoge Chapel. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in the Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, Great Kansas City Division, 6800 W. 93rd St., Overland Park, KS 66212-1461 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, MO 65205. Arrangements were handled by the McGilley and Hoge Chapel in Overland Park and the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

LINDA MAE (SIDWELL) MARTIN , 73, of Nebo, died Tuesday afternoon Dec. 24,2013 at the Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Linda was born Aug. 21, 1940 in Pike County, a daughter of James E. and Flossie A. Motley Sidwell. She married Carl G. Martin Sept. 6,1958 in Pittsfield, at the home of Bro. Joe T. Maynard, and he survives. Linda was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. She was a mother and homemaker and she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Linda was the bookkeeper for Martin Builders in Nebo and she was a member of the Mozier Church of Christ. Survivors include her hus-band of 55 years, Carl G. Martin of Nebo, three children, Tammy (Clayton) Neese of Nebo, Shelly Rose of Wood River and Barrel G. (Bonnie) Martin of Pleasant Hill, eight grandchildren, Dustin (Stacey) Neese, Sarah Mayhew, Kelsie Niemeyer, Josh (Ashlie) Martin, Lindsey Niemeyer, Alex (Veronica) McConnell, Jonah McConnell and Ervin Martin, nine great-grandchildren, Madison, Dalen, Caleb, Wyatt, Keagen, Kegan, Payton, Macee and Drake, a sister, Carolyn Moore of Nebo, two brothers, James (Myrna) Sidwell of Louisiana, Mo. and Gary (Sherry) Sidwell of Arlington and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday Dec. 28 at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Chad Cranfield. Burial followed at the Nebo Cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Spring Creek Fire Protection District. Lummis Funeral home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
Transcribed by Christine Walters

LOZELLE WYMER MARTIN , 93, Baylis, Il. died early Sunday (December 19, 2010) at the Pittsfield Manor in Pittsfield. He was born April 19, 1917 in Fishhook, Il. son of the late Leland & Nina Wymer Marin. He married Alice Stinson on July 17, 1941 in Bowling Green, Mo. and she preceded him in death on August 28, 1994. Surviving is one daughter, Janice K. White and husband John A. of Baylis, Il.; two sons, Jimmy L. Martin and wife Marilyn of Baylis, Il. and Gary W. Martin and wife Janet of Mt. Sterling, Il.; six grandchildren, Brenda K. Barton and husband Kevin of Liberty, Il., Linda S. Kirby and husband Alan of Vienna, Il., Michelle R. Kendrick and husband Jeff of Quincy, Il., Jeffrey S. White and wife Jodie of Parrish, Florida, Gregory A. White of South Haven, Mississippi, and Craig D. White of Des Moines, Iowa; six great-grandchildren; two nephews, Murray Martin of Fishhook, Il. and Monty Martin of Liberty, Il.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Duane Martin; two brothers, Granville Martin and one in infancy; and a sister-in-law, Mardelle Martin. Lozelle was a lifelong farmer in the Fishhook area and a long time Farm Bureau member. In 2006, along with his son Gary was honored by the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District for efforts made in soil conservation. He wore many caps during his life, including farmer, sports fan, and public servant. He was board member of the Fishhook Grade School board as well as Perry High School board. Was a 4-H leader for 30 years, and coached the 4-H softball team. He was a member and past president of the Illini Hospital board, a past member of the Pike County Board of Assessors, and in 2006 was presented an award in appreciation for many years of service by the Pike County Democratic Party. He was an avid supporter of high school sports traveling to many games in several counties and was a diehard Cardinal fan. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday (December 22, 2010) at the Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville, Il. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery near Fishhook, Il. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel
Contributed by Billie Browning

LLOYED MARTIN - Passed away Thurs. April 12th Lloyed, infant son, of Willard Kate Martin. This is the second bright boy these afflicted parents have laid to rest it less than two years. There is now two little turf covered graves, side by side, in the cemetery, in which the tears of the doting parents will often fall in sorrow....They have the deep sympathy of their large circle of friends.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Pike Co Democrat, Pittsfield, 26 Apr 1883.]

LUCILLE (BYXBE) MARTIN , 92, of Barry, died at 11:05 am Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, in Barry Community Care Center. She was born Jan. 14, 1904, in Atlas, a daughter of James Willis and Eliza Tombs Byxbe. She married Frank H. Martin Sept. 19, 1926, in Pittsfield. He died March 14, 1969. Mrs Martin was a member of Royal Neighbors of America and Barry Baptist Church. She en­joyed traveling and quilting. Survivors include a son, James W. "Bill" Martin of Quincy; two daughters, Barbara Malone of Quincy and Betty J. Reeder of Pittsfield; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 18 great- great-grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; and three step- great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters, five half brothers and five half sisters.Services will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday in Kirgan Fu­neral Home. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be 6-8 pm to­night (Tuesday) in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Barry Baptist Church.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

MAGGIE H. (POTTER) MARTIN , 88, of rural Baylis died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday Oct. 10, 1982 in Owen Care Center.
Born Aug. 7, 1894 in Fairmount Twp. Mrs. Martin was a daughter of Wilson and Emma (Rut) Potter. She married Frank Martin Dec. 28, 1911 in Fairmount township. He died Sept. 25, 1982. She was a member of the Woodland United Brethren Church. Surviving are four sons, Melvin and Sylvan Martin, both of Danville, Earl Martin of Alton and Frank Martin Jr. of rural Baylis; a brother, Wayne Potter of Quincy; a sister, Mrs. Lulu Stauffer of rural Baylis and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded by a son Lloyd one sister Mrs. Leah Cory, and five brothers, John, George, Timothy, Ray and Leslie Potter. Services will be Wednesday in Skinner Funeral Home, Griggsville, conducted by Brother Joe T. Maynard. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, memorials may made to Woodland Cemetery.
Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hall Collection.

MARGARET LOUISE (MONEYMAKER) MARTIN , 84, of Pittsfield, formerly of Louisiana, Mo., died at 10:20 a.m. Monday (May 9, 1994) in her house. Born Jan. 19, 1910, in Indianapolis, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of Roy and Anna Coldberg Moneymaker. She lived in Louisiana for 20 years and moved to Pittsfield in 1991 to live with her daughter. She was an avid golfer and a former member of the Mexico (Mo.) Country Club. She was a member of Pike County Country Club in Louisiana, Order of Eastern Star in Pleasant Hill and the Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. On Aug. 17, 1927, she married Floyd V. Martin in Rockville, Ind. He died May 11, 1991. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, a sister and a granddaughter. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Harshman of Pittsfield and Joyce Borrowman of New Canton; two sisters, Blanche Emery of Clearwater, Fla., and Nadine Smith of Terre Haute, Ind.; a brother, Fred Moneymaker of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana by the Rev. Jerry Webster. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be held 6-8 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Crescent Heights Cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MARY JANE (BROOKS) MARTIN , oldest child of James and Elizabeth Brooks, was born in Pennsylvania March 17, 1839, and departed this life at her late home, four miles northwest of this city, October 20, 1911, aged 72 years, 7 months and three days. She moved with her parents to Ohio when but a small child, where she lived until 1866, when she came with her husband to Illinois. She was united in marriage with Joel C. Martin March 23, 1857, and to this union were born fifteen children, and all have preceded her in death but five, four daughters and one son. They are Mrs. Mary Powers, of Bluffs, Ill.; Mrs. Anna Hinch, of Barry; Mrs. Tena Campbell, of Baylis; Mrs. Elizabeth Bower, of Barry, and William, of St. Louis, Mo. Beside the husband and children, she leaves thirty-six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also five brothers and two sisters - Dave, Hugh and George Brooks, of Belpre, Ohio; James and Albert, of Kinderhook, Ill.; Mrs. Nannie Wise and Mrs. Minerva Willhide, of Virginia. Mrs. Martin was all that the word wife and mother expresses - loving, kind-hearted, merciful, and looking carefully after her household and the welfare of her husband and children. Rearing a large family and seeing the larger part of it precede her to the other shore brought many disappointments and heartaches. She had been in failing health for some time, but her family had hopes of her recovery; it was not to be so, for she passed quietly to her rest after a long life of toil and care in the rearing of her large family. Funeral services were conducted from the family home on Monday, October 23, at 2 p.m., Rev. W.M. Halley officiating, and the remains were carried to the Park Lawn cemetery in this city for burial, followed by a large number of friends and relatives of the deceased, who sincerely mourn with the family in this their sad bereavement.

MARY L. MARTIN , 83, of Hull, died.Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born April 19, 1929, in Girard, Kan., to Henry and Irene (Dorman) Bloomer. They preceded her in death. She married Robert L. Martin June 1, 1952, in Scammon, Kan., He preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1991. She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Martin, and her husband, Doug, of Hull. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Mary enjoyed gardening, her church, reading and spending time with her friends. She was the last of her family. Private services will be held in Girard, Kan. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery, Girard, Kan..
Contributed by Rosemary Reeves / Ella Tittsworth

MARY MARGARET (SUTTON) MARTIN , was born in Missouri May 15th 1842 and departed this life January 27th 1920, at the age of 77 years 8 months and 12 days. Her infancy and tender girl hood were spent in the states of Missouri and Kentucky. At the age of about nine she, with her father, mother, four brothers and four sisters, immigrated to this state, where she grew into womanhood and spent her ripe old age. She was united in marriage with Stephen L. Martin, February 13th, 1861. To this union were born six children, two of whom preceded her in death. Mary E. at the age of about a year and the other, a girl in infancy. Those...surviving are Emet Martin, Melissa and Minervia Smith and Minnie Shaw. Besides these she leaves 6 grand children and 1 great grandchild. Aunt Margaret as she was familiarly known...united with the church of Christ at Rockhill June 30th 1878. Later Apr 7, 1890 she transferred the membership to the Farmers Ridge church in which she remained a faithful member unto her death....She leaves to mourn her departure beside the immediate family, three brothers, 32 grandchildren, __ great grand children and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Jan 29th by Evangelist J. C. Bunn of Winfield, Kans. after which the body was laid to rest in the Anderson cemetery near by.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Nebo Banner, 4 Feb 1920]

MAY M. (SHOEMAKER) MARTIN , 85, of Baylis, died Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 16, 1994) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Born April 26, 1909 in Licking, Mo., Mrs. Martin was a daughter of Charles and Amanda Allen Shoemaker. She married Ray L. Martin May 5, 1929, in Perry. He died July 25, 1990. Survivors include three daugh­ters, Sharon Conrad of Baylis, Joan Shade of Jacksonville and Alice Edwards of Pittsfield; a son, Allen Martin of Rumford, Tenn.; a sister, Carmalete Adams of Pittsfield; her twAo.brother, Vay_ Shoemaker of Griggsville; 18 grandcluldren; 38 great-grand­children; and six great-great­grandchildren. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by four sons, Ronnie, Charles R., Gordon and Lyndle Martin; two sisters, Audrey Ste­phens and Irene Shoemaker; and four brothers, Lyle, Clifton, Mar­ion and Clayton Shoemaker. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Airman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield- Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery near Fishhook. Visitation will be held 4-8 to­night in the funeral home in Pittsfield. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Heart Association or the Pike County Cancer Society.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

MERVIN MARTIN , 69, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Baylis, died Aug. 4, 1982 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. He was born in Baylis Oct. 3, 1912 son of William T. and Daisy (Kurfman) Martin. He married Uvadell Wymer in Baylis Feb. 27, 1937 and she survives. Also surving are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Carolyn) Bauch and Mrs. Ronnie (Velda) Hess, both of Mt. Sterling; five grandchildren; Mrs. Ressie Williams and Mrs. Pearl McKinney, both of Baylis. He was preceded by a brother. A graduate of Baylis high school, Mr. Martin attended Woodland United Brethren Church and was a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau. Services were Friday at the Northcutt Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. Burial was n Woodland Cemetery near Baylis. Memorials are directed to the Woodland Cemetery Association.
Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hart Collection.

PAUL MARTIN , 80, Pleasant Hill, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born July 7, 1925 near Belleview to Frank and Pearl Roach Martin. He married Marlin Buchanan Feb. 2, 1946 in Pittsfield and she survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II and was a longtime member of the Pleasant Hill American Legion Post 1048. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and playing bluegrass music. He had been employed by GM and O Railroad and was a 30-year employee of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. in Pleasant Hill, retiring in 1985. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jimmie Dale (wife Melanie) Martin of DeRidder, La. and Terry Lee (wife Trudy) Martin of Bowling Green, Mo.; one daughter, Sandra Lynn (husband Chaplain Major Michael) Thomas of Heidelberg, Germany; 13 grandchildren, Beth, Lori (husband Marty), Tara Travis (wife Lillybeth), Paul, Erin, Syble (husband Michael), Mykl, Ryan, Natalie (husband Jesse), Daniel (wife Kristen), Ashley and Curtis; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Gilbert Martin; a sister, Carlene Fox; and by three grandchildren, Tony, Kelly and Lelani. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Bro. Don Hannel and Chaplain Major Michael Thomas officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Nebo Cemetery in Nebo. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 22, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity or organization of the donor's choice.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

RONALD JOSEPH MARTIN , 71 of rural Barry, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his residence. Joe was born Dec. 25, 1941, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal, Mo., a son of Lyndle and Gweneth Colvin Martin of El Dara. He married Janet Fesler Oct. 11, 2003, in Eureka Springs, Ark.. and she survives. Joe was a 1960 graduate of Barry High School and attended Illinois College in Jacksonville, for two years. He farmed most of his life in the El Dara community and was also employed at Turris Coal Mine in Elkhart, Cargill in Springfield and retired from CWLP in Springfield. After retirement he worked part time driving a truck LSSD in Pittsfield and he enjoyed the hobby of cattle farming. Joe served on the Derry Township Board and Taylor-Martin Cemetery Board. He is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Jocinda (David) Shwadlenak of Barry, Betsy (Mike) Acrey of Birchwood, Wisc., Gwen (Wes) Hilligoss of Springfield and Andy (Deb) Martin of Riverton in addition to step-children, Ryan Greenwood of Mokane, Mo., Lucas (Kayle) Greenwood of Indianapolis, Ind., Justin Greenwood of Macomb and Bethany Greenwood of Quincy. Nine grandchildren survive and a brother, Robert (Dianna) Martin of Barry and a sister, Diana (John) Waldschlager of Columbia, Mo.. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Joe was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, with Rev. Mark Albee officiating. A lunch was served for family and friends at the Robert Martin home in Barry after the service. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday evening, June 4, at the Niebur Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Taylor-Martin Cemetery Maintenance Fund. Condolences may be sent online at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

THOMAS ORLAND MARTIN , 77, of Alton, died Saturday, December 14, 1991 in D'Adrain Convalescent Center in Godfrey, where he had been a resident since March. Born May 26, 1914, in Calhoun County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Katherine Pence Martin. Surviving are four sisters, Beatrice Kennedy and Eva Snyder, both of Godfrey, and Ruth Johns and Ruby Simmons, both of Pleasant Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Nathan. The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 16, 1991 in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Long Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Long Cemetery Association.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

VIRGINIA O. MARTIN , 90, of Liberty Village in Pittsfield and formerly of Nebo, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, afternoon at Liberty Village. Virginia was born May 31, 1921, in Crocker, Mo, a daughter of William I. and Mary Ellen Lee Miller. She married Kenneth Williams and he preceded her in death in 1940. She later married Troy Martin and he died in 1953. Virginia had been employed by the Pleasant Hill Garment Factory and also did upholstering in her home. She enjoyed gardening. Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine (husband Lindell) Burns of Nebo and Elaine (husband Dennis) Ruyle of rural Nebo, two sons, Larry (wife Sally) Martin of rural Nebo and Randy (friend Teresa) Martin of rural Nebo, eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, two sisters, Loretta Hartsock of Pleasant Hill and Betty Owens of Crocker, MO and a brother, Gerald Miller of Jacksonville and numerous nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a sister, Geretta Slamp, five brothers, Charles, Oral, Wayne, Lloyd and Fred Miller and by a granddaughter, Haley M. Martin. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Don Hannel. Burial will follow at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Crescent Heights Cemetery Association or to the Alzheimers Foundation. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements
Contributed by Billie Browning

ISABELLA PURSE (MOFFET) McEWAN , 83, of Pittsfield died Monday, Dec. 6, 1982 at 10 p.m. in Illini Hospital. Born Dec. 19, 1898 in Glasgow, Scotland, she was a daughter of James and Maggie Hutton Moffet. She married Samuel McEwan April 26, 1921 in Glasgow and he survives. Mrs McEwan was a member of the Pittsfield Church of Christ, was a VAD in World War I, had been a worthy matron of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and Order of Eastern Star in Scotland and was also a member of Amaranth. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Charles (Isabel) Giger and Mrs James (Margaret) Wilson, both of Pittsfield; four sons, Robert of Upper Montclair, N.J., Samuel of Union, N.J., James of Orlando, Fla. and Charles of Kearney, N.J.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four brothers, George, James and Jack Moffet, all of Glasgow, Scotland, and David of Melbourne, Australia; and three sisters, Mrs Betty Mackison of Ayr, Scotland, Mrs Jean Love and Mrs Rosabelle Smith, both of Glasgow. She was preceded in death by her parents, four children, two grandsons and a brother. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pittsfield Church of Christ with Rev Ernest Johnson and Brother Robert Hammitt officiating. Burial will be in Pittsfield West cemetery. Friends may call at Niebur Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today, Wednesday at the funeral home between 9 a.m. and noon Thursday, or at the Church of Christ from noon until time of the service. The family will meet friends at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday. ]
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

JAMES McEWAN , 74, died in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born Dec. 21, 1933 in Glasgow, Scotland to the late Samuel and Isabella McEwan. He married Nancy McMillan in Kearny, N.J. and she survives along with one son, Mark McMillan; two sisters, Margaret Wilson of Pittsfield and Isabel Giger of Springfield; two brothers, Samuel McEwan (wife Elizabeth) of Union, N.J. and Charles McEwan (wife Joyce) of Kearney, N.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews. James worked on a weather ship in the Atlantic, at a chemi­cal plant in New Jersey and at Disney World. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at West Cemetery Pittsfield. Rev. Linda Peyla officiating.
Contributed by Billie Browning

CYRUS ELMER McMULLEN , worked as a machinist at Gardner-Denver for 27 years, retiring in 1973. He also was a part-time carpenter. He was a member of Rockport Christian Church, St. John's Leisure Club, the Quarter Century Club at Garner-Denver and a 50 year member of the Gardner-Denver Credit Union. He also enjoyed gardening.
From Sandy Granite So. Stake (Rootsweb World Connect)

JANE (BROKAW) McMULLEN - Rockport, Ill., July 30 - Mrs. Jane McMullen, aged 73, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.George Brokaw, near this place. She was the wife of the late John McMullen, who died July 1st. She leaves a number of children, grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The funeral services took place Sunday morning at the M. E. Church and were conducted by Rev. Jupin. The remains were laid in the family lot in the Samuel Taylor Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - From the Quincy, Illinois Library Historical Newspaper Archives:

JESSIE LEO McMULLEN - 79, formerly of Madison [MO], a retired iron worker, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 17, 1981) in the Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris. He was born Nov. 1, 1903, in Rockport, Ill., a son of Grant and Laura Hall McMullen. He married Edna Milligan. She survives. Also surviving are 17 children and a brother, Milton of Hull. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the O'Donnell Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Henry Trevathan. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery in Rockport.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne

JOSEPH McMULLEN - His parents were Ulysses Grant Mcmullen and Laura A. Hall. Obituary: The body of Joe MCMullin 52 of Rockport Pike Co. Ill who was drowned in the Mississippi River at Louisiana Mo.last Feb,18,1950 and which was sighted and later lost again at Clarksville dam last Monday was finally recovered from the river late Yesterday.The body after being floated through the dam at Clarksville was lost when a heavy windstorm struck the river and roughened the water in the pool below the dam. The body meanwhile had been carried downstream to Calhoun County,where it was again sighted and brought to land. The body was taken to an undertaking establishment at Pleasant Hill. He was the son of Grant and Laura McMullen he was the grandson of John Jr. and Jane Elizabeth McMullen and of John and Nancy(Dodge)Hall all of Rockport Ill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

MARY (COLLINS) McMULLEN , 82, of rural Rockport, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. McMullen was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Hawk Point to William and Lida Smith Collins. She married Richard Calvin McMullen on Nov. 22, 1953, in Biloxi, Miss. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Donald McMullen of Atlas, Ill.; one daughter, Paula Elledge of Louisiana; two grandsons, Ryan Elledge of St. Peters and Michael McMullen of Warrenton; two great-grandsons, Dylan Elledge and Isaac McMullen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Collins and Merle Collins; and one sister, Beulah Sitton. Mrs. McMullen worked in the office at Stark Brothers Nursery in Louisiana for 14 years and had always helped with the farm work at home.

MILDRED (NIEMEYER) McMULLEN , 76, of Hull died Friday, July 23, 1982 at her home. Mrs McMullen was born Aug. 13, 1905, near East Hannibal, a daughter of Edward and Mary Peters Niemeyer. She was married Aug. 14, 1925 in Keokuk, Ia. to Paul V. McMullen. He died Jan. 29, 1973. Mrs McMullen was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hannibal. Surviving are two sons, Richard of Rockport, and Robert of Hull; one daughter, Mrs Mary Reister of Belleville; one brother, Edward Niemeyer of Hannibal; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Schwartz Funeral Home in Hannibal, conducted by the Rev Vernon E. Oestmann; Burial was in Bluff Hall cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne

MILTON H. McMULLEN , 76, of R 1, Hull, a retired equipment operator, died Thursday, Nov 25, 1982 in Levering Hospital in Hannibal, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Marion County Coroner Walt Walton ruled the death a suicide. He said Mr McMullen was apparently despondent over his health. Mr McMullen was born Aug. 21, 1906 in Rockport, a son of Grant and Laura Hall McMullen. On Aug. 21, 1978, he married Vera Shadwell. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs Jalie Brinley of Bloomington, Calif.; a stepson, James Lambert of Hull; and three grandchildren. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the O'Donnell Funeral Home, by the Rev Henry Trevathan. Burial was in Quincy Memorial Park.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

WILLIAM McNULTY , 74 of Barry, IL passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Pittsfield. Bill was born on October 3, 1939 in New Canton, IL, a son of James McNulty and Eliza Mae (Billings) and Omar Johnson. Bill joined the United States Air Force after high school and served as a military policeman in Puerto Rico, Azores and Bermuda. Upon returning to Pike County and the New Canton area he worked as an over the road truck driver and farmed in the area until his retirement. He loved to dance, hang out with his friends, fry fish, reading western books and watching western movies. He is survived by his best friend, Wanda Lane; sons, Robert (Cara) McNulty of Baylis; Gary McNulty of San Francisco, CA; Ronald McNulty of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Jake, Clint and Michael McNulty and a great granddaughter, Bella McNulty. Additional survivors are brothers, Chuck Johnson of Sullivan, MO; Ronnie (Joyce) Johnson of Florida; John Johnson of Pittsfield; sisters, Kay (Jim) Reddick of Pittsfield and Mary Gray of Patterson, IL; daughters, Melinda Narup, Tina Watts, Debbie Gwartney and Penny Reel, all of Pittsfield. Also several step children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and stepfather, Omar Johnson. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Shearer Cemetery near New Canton. Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel prior to the graveside service at the cemetery.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

JOHN McTUCKER - The friends of Mr. John McTucker of Barry, Ill., will regret to learn that he met with an untimely death on last Tuesday. When about to step on the cars at Kinderhook, his foot slipped and he fell beneath, the wheels severing his head from his body, and thus separated, his remains were conveyed to his bereaved family.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge - The Quincy Whig Saturday November 6, 1849 page 4

JOHN McTUCKER - 63 years old, a prominent man living on his farm three-fourths of a mile east of Barry, died suddenly Thursday morning at 4:30 o’clock following a heart attack. Mr. McTucker’s death came as a shock to his family and friends as on Wednesday afternoon he had been shopping in Barry. Mr. McTucker had always been a very active man and enjoyed good health all through his life until about two years ago, at which time he completely broke down following a stroke, and since that time he was compelled to give up his labor and actual management of the farm, which he released to his son John Weber McTucker. John McTucker, son of John and Mary Brown McTucker, was born on October 30th, 1866 on the farm east of Barry, which had been his home all his life. He was one of a family of eight children, five daughters and three sons, three of the daughters are still living, namely: Mrs. Effie Dodge, Dixon, Montana; Mrs. Eliza McDonald and Miss Frances McTucker, Butte, Montana On April 17th, 1887, Mr. McTucker was married to Miss Rena Peck and to this union five children were born: Faye, wife of C.E.Mason, Gladys, wife of Clifford McCarl, Miss Lois McTucker, John William, deceased, and John Weber McTucker, all residing in Barry. There are three grandchildren, Charles McCarl and Mary Beth and Anna Lee Mason. He was interested in all the things that go to make up the larger and better community. For a number of years he was vice president of the Barry State Bank, a member of the school board and at the time of his death was president of the Barry Cemetery Association Inc., of which he was also one of the incorporators. Mr. McTucker was a man of strong convictions and sterling principles, very attentive to business and always ready to assist his neighbors, friends and the needy. He was a man that gave much about and study to improved agriculture and was also interested in good live stock. The funeral services were held from the McTucker residence at 3:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon, March 16, with Rev. W.M. Hailey, a friend of the family, officiating, assisted by Rev. Clarence A. Hill, pastor of the Barry Christian Church. Interment was made in Park Lawn cemetery.
Contributed by Janet Hinch Barry Adage Wed Mar 19, 1930

JOHN McTUCKER , 78, of San Antonio, TX, and formerly of Barry, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Quincy a son of John W. and Dorothy (Main) McTucker. He married Joan (Spann) Houseweart Sept. 23, 1978, in Goshen, IN, and she survives in San Antonio. He is also survived by two sons, Thomas (Shari) Davidson of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Bobby (Felicia) Houseweart of San Antonio; three daughters, Aileen (Al) Brockett of Myrtle Beach, Carol (Larry) Kalb of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Robin Houseweart of Barry; 12 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and a brother, Richard McTucker of Barry. He was preceeded in death by his parents. Mr. McTucker was reared on the family farm at Barry and attended Barry schools. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict specializing in communications. In 1957, he joined the FAA at Ft. Wayne, IN airport and then served as Sector Fields Office Chief at the Peoria airport. Retiring after 32 years in civil service he opened an electronics shop in Bartonville. He was a talented electronics wizard and trained many to excel in the profession. He was passionate about collecting guns, old radios and loved the woods. He was an American Legion member for 55 years. He was so respected that his word was his bond. He was of the Christian faith. He was one of a kind; accomplishments were many and he will be missed by all that knew him. Graveside services were Tuesday at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Memorials were suggested to American Legion Post #222 in Barry.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Quincy Herald-Whig on March 28, 2010

NATHANIAL McTUCKER , another employee of the street car company, died last evening under circumstances much similar to those which carried off Duncan Graham, another employee of the company a week ago. Both formerly worked on the cable route, both died from pneumonia after a brief illness, and both died at the Williard block. Nathahiel McTucker was 27 years old, He was recently married and leaves a wife and a five-months-old child. He was a member of Ivanhoe Lodge, K of P. He was well known to all running on the ore line since the cable line closed. The body will be shipped Wednesday to Barry, Pike County, Ill. Anaconda Standard 27 April 1898

The funeral of Natahniel McTucker will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Bennett block East park street, whre the service will be conducted. The funeral train and cars attached will be at the disoposal of all friends and acquaintances who are respectfully invited to attend.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge - Anaconda Standard 26 April 1898 (born about 1871)

ALMA P. MEYER , 91, of Hull, died Tuesday, Sept.r 25, 2012, in the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. She was born July 24, 1921, in Rockport, to Thomas Emmett and Grace (Rogers) Pryor. They preceded her in death. She married Paul E. Meyer April 19, 1942, in Pittsfield. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1996. She is survived by two sons, Thomas Meyer of Hull and Timothy L. Meyer of Barry. She was blessed with a grandson, Jeffrey Meyer of East Alton, a granddaughter, Lindsay Maas and her husband, John, of Hull and a great grandson, Hudson Maas, also of Hull. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother Charles Pryor and a daughter-in-law Patricia Meyer. During World War II Alma worked as a riveter on the tail sections of B-17 aircraft while her husband served in the Army Air Corp. After the war she helped her husband with the farm and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a member of the Hull United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and enjoyed church bazaars where she always worked in the candy room. Alma was a very proud grandmother and great grandmother. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial was in Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook. Memorials are suggested to the Kinderhook Cemetery or the Hull United Methodist Church.
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ELAINE MEYER , 76, of Hannibal, Mo. and formerly of Hull, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal. Graveside services and burial was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook. Rev. Tim Goodman officiated. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements. The family will have a private visitation. Miss Meyer was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Kinderhook to Bernard Leon and Marie Adkins Meyer, and was raised on the family farm south of Hull. Survivors include two brothers, Elmo Meyer and wife Lois, and Dale Meyer and wife Dee, all of Hull. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Pauline Meyer Snyder, and brother-in-law L.R. "Jake" Snyder. Miss Meyer attended a country school near Hull, Hull High School, and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1949. She graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo. in 1953. She was an educator who taught for nearly forty years. She began her teaching career at Payson and West Pike High Schools in Illinois, and continued in San Francisco, California; Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii; and Aschaffenburg, Hanau, and Frankfurt, Germany. She retired in 1995 after thirty- one years of teaching with the United States Department of Defense Dependent Schools, then returned to Hannibal, Missouri. Miss Meyer loved to travel and did so all over the United States, Europe, Asia and especially loved her safaris in Africa. She loved to spend time with her nieces and nephews and entertain them. She was a dedicated St. Louis Cardinal fan and liked to research genealogy. Memorial contributions can be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or to an organization of the donor's choice. Pallbearers are Jeff Snyder, Paula Snyder, Paulette Hansen, Rick Hansen, Lance Meyer, Shawn Meyer, Scott Meyer, and Nicole Meyer. Honorary pallbearers are Scarlett Meyer, Landon Meyer, Dustin Meyer, Karri Meyer, Whitney Meyer, Krystal Meyer, Kody Meyer, Crystal Lucero, Myra Hansen, and Julia Hansen
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

DONALD GENE MEYER , 68, of Hull, died Friday evening, Aug. 12, 2005, at Barnes- Jewish Hospital- in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 26, 1936, in Hull, the son of Ray­mond and Dorothy She­whart Meyer. He is survived by one sister, Lois M. (husband, Jon M.) Mullen of Granite City; seven nieces; one nephew; 13 great- nieces and nephews; one great-great-niece; one great- great-nephew; two aunts, Alma and Maxine Meyer, both of Hultand one sister-in-law, Ruby Meyer of Hull. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard R. and Robert L; and one sister, Bon­nie K. Van Winkle. Mr. Meyer worked for Hull Fertilizer Company, worked on the family farm and enjoyed providing a lawn care service. He was-a member of Hull Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo., with burial at Kinderhook Ceme­tery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggest­ed to the American Heart Association or the Hull ­Kinderhook Fire Department.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ellat Tittsworth

DOROTHY (SIMPKIN) MEYER , 81, of R. 1, Orion, formerly of Kinderhook, died Tuesday, Nov. 30 [1982] at Lutheran Hospital in Moline. Born in Griggsville Aug. 1, 1901, she was a daughter of Thomas and Minnie Longnecker Simpkin. She married Paul E. Meyer Sr. June 6, 1925 at Bowling Green, Mo. He died May 14, 1960. Surviving are a son, Fred Meyer of Escanaba, Mich.; two daughters: Mrs Calvin (Alice) Kain of Orion and Mrs George (Nancy) Petrasko of Appleton, Wis.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Mrs Meyer was a member of the Kinderhook United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the New Canton Order of the Eastern Star. She also belonged to the Quincy Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kinderhook United Methodist Church with the Rev Kay Lippincott officiating. Burial was in Kinderhook cemetery. Clark Funeral Home of Hannibal, Mo. handled arrangements.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

GLADYS (ZUMWALT) SCRANTON MEYER , 76, died July 26, 1981 in Wichita, Kans. Born in Nebo July 3, 1905, she was a daughter of James A. and Olive Hemphill Zumwalt. She attended the Nebo schools. She married Hubert Scranton in Pittsfield Oct. 20, 1925. He died in 1970. On Feb. 9, 1975 she married Wesley Meyer. He died in November, 1979. She had lived in Kansas for many years. She was a member of the Norton, Kans. Methodist Church, and was an L.P.N. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Duane (Wilma) Winder, Norton Kans., one son, Donald Scranton, Rome, Ill.; three stepsons, six stepdaughters; one brother, Cecil Zumwalt, Bethalto; two sisters, Minerva and Florence Zimwalt of Wood River; two grandchildren; 29 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Norton July 30. Burial was in Hill City cemetery, Hill City, Kans.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

GLENN B. MEYER , 82, whose family did not know he was outside of the house, apparently fell and was unable to escape the spreading flames of a grass fire March 14. He died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday (March 21, 1981) in Memroial Medical Center in Springfield. Mr. Meyer, owner of the Pittsfield radio station, was not found until after the fire was extinguished and firemen and other volunteers had left. He had suffered second and third degree burns over 46 percent of his body. There were third degree burns on his head and legs. Mr. Meyer apparently collapsed while helping fight a grass fire near the rear of his home at WBBA Radio Park, about a mile and a half south of Pittsfield. Neither his wife, neighbors who assisted nor fireman knew Meyer was fighting the fire. The wife thought her husband was in the house. Mrs. Meyer had been burning grass, leaves and weeds when the wind sent the fire out of control. A neighbor, Don Griffeth and his son, tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire. The Pittsfield Volunteer Fire Department was called about 4 p.m. Eight firemen and three vehicles arrived at the 600-acre area, where about 100 acres were burning. Fire Chief, Bob Groom, who said he did not know Meyer was outside until the next day when he learned he had been injured, said, "it was lucky he was not run over by a fire department truck. As to what happened we have no idea," Groom said. He added the firemen were called back to the scene at 10:20 p.m. Saturday to extinguish a fire that had spread to a pile of hedge posts on the Arthur Baughman farm located just east of the Meyer land. "At that time we still did not know that Mr. Meyer had been injured," Groom said. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Glenn W. Meyer, explained that when the fire got out of control neighbors came to help. "Mom thought all the time dad was in the house. She had no idea," Mrs. Meyer said. She said the family does not know if Meyer, who had been in ill health, had collapsed from exhaustion or if his clothing had caught fire. "We think maybe his pants caught on fire first." Mrs. Meyer said. She said her father was conscious and from conversation with him, it is believed the fire had spread to him. She explained her father did not walk well and would have had difficulty escaping the flames. After the fire was extinguished, her mother was inspecting the damage when her father was found. "She was completely shocked," the daughter -in-law said. Mrs. Meyer said the family home was in an area between where mother had been fighting the fire and where her father was found. The house may have shielded their view, she said. Mrs. Meyer said her mother tried to call for emergency help, but the telephone lines were busy. She took her husband in the car to the emergency room of Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. From there he was transferred to the Springfield hospital where he remained in critical condition until his death. Meyer organized Radio Station WBBA in 1956 and was its president and general manager. Harold Smith, program director for the station, said no ownership changes are expected. Meyer was the founder of the Pike County Bank in Bowling Green, Mo., in 1914, and later was cashier at Gillespie National Bank for eight years. He served at the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis for two years. He was a cashier at the Pittsfield National Bank from 1934 until 1958. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pittsfield First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bowling Green (Mo.) Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Niebur Funeral Home.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

HOWARD MEYER , 76, of Hull, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at his hoine. Mr. Meyer was born Oct. 17, 1926 in Hull to Raymond and Dorothy E. Shewhart Meyer. He married Ruby E. "Dolly" Williams on April 14, 1958 in Ferry. She survives. Mr. Meyer was a retired farmer and was baptized a Methodist. Other survivors include two daughters, Deborah Freesen (hus­band Bob) of Jacksonville and Danita Meyer of the home; broth­er, Gene Meyer of Hull; sister, Lois Mullen (husband Jon) of Granite City; granddaughter, Charla Luckey (husband Jim) of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Meyer and by one sister, Bonnie VanWinkle. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Mo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the funeral home with Rev. Norman Mendell officiating. Burial will be in Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook. Pallbearers will be Dale Meyer, Elmo Meyer, Bob Epperson, Clair Thompson, Del Kurtz and Steve Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to Pike County Work Activity Center and/or Pike County Blessing Hospice.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ellat Tittsworth

JOSEPH ALBERT MEYER , 74, died Friday, April 2, 1982 at his home near Bowling Green. His death was unexpected. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church with the pastor, the Rev. Michael Clark, officiating. The church choir sang “Evening Prayer” and Mrs. Rodes Hood and Mrs. Dwight Conlan Jr. sang as a duet “Ivory Palaces” with Mrs. Waldo Buchanan as accompanist. Visitations were made at the Mudd Funeral Home. Mr. Meyer was born Nov. 27, 1907 at Minneapolis, Mn., the son of the late Albert G. and Mabel Cloninger Meyer. He was married to Mildred Harris of Bowling Green, Aug. 17, 1935. She survives. He was a graduate of Austin High School in Chicago and attended the University of Minnesota. He had been employed as a photo engraver and sales representative for the Harold M. Pitman Co., a graphic art supplier in Chicago until his retirement in July, 1970. After his retirement Mr. and Mrs. Meyer moved to Bowling Green and built a home on the former Tom McLeod property near Bowling Green. Mr. Meyer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and a member of the choir. He had always been active in church work being a former Sunday School superintendent and choir member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Later he was an active member of the River Forest Presbyterian Church in River Forest, Il. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Barbara) Warner of Owosso, Mi., and Mrs. Ronald (Kathy) Shugart of Jonesboro, In.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Junior of St. Petersburg, Fl., and Mrs. Vernon (Grace) Medgard of Minneapolis, Mn. Pallbearers were John Parcell, Jim Saucier, Rodes Hood, Earl W. Smith, Buck McPike and Bob Galloway. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

L.R. MEYER , age 48, passed away at his home in Hull Friday afternoon Dec. 22, 1950 at 1:40 o'clock. Heath resulted from a heart attack. Mr. Meyer was born November 7, 1902 in Kinderhook Twp., a son of Layo and Mabel Knodle Meyer. In 1925 he was married at Hull to Dorothy Shewhart, who survives. Mr. Meyer was a member of the Hull Methodist Church and Hull lodge, A.F. & A.m> He was a well known Pike County farmer. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, 1950 at two o'clock from the Hull Methodist Church, with Rev. T. Wayne Biehl in charge. Mrs. Donald Weir and Mrs. Russell Snyder sang, accompanied by Mrs. Alice Kenady. Masonic rites were conducted at the church by Everett Lawrence of Quincy and George Johnson of Hull. Interment was in Kinderhook Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers were Jay Epperson, Charles Houseweart, Ralph Jennings, Dr. Hugh Espey, Albert Abney and Leroy Goehl. Surviving besides his wife, are his mother; five children, Howard, Robert, Lois, Gene and Bonnie, all of Hull; a sister Mrs. Ccil Weir of Barry; and four brothers Walter of Kinderhook and Rossell, William and Paul of Hull. He was preceded in death by his father, who passed away in 1946, and a brother Bernard, who died in 1937.
Barry Adage Dec. 27, 1950

LAURA ANN MEYER , 46, of Riverton and formerly of Pittsfield, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was bom Aug. 26, 1965 in Jacksonville, a daughter of Eugene Meyer and Myrtle Ireton Jockisch. She is survived by her father, Eugene "Gene" and step-mother, Kathy Meyer of Pittsfield; her mother, Myrtle of Jacksonville; a daughter, Brittany Winningham of Riverton; a sister, Lisa (fiance Mark Grigiski) Meyer, both of Riverton; two brothers, Jeff Meyer of Beardstown and Robert Meyer of Jacksonville; and longtime companion. Sonny Winningham of Riverton. Ms. Meyer was raised in the Catholic faith and was a 1983 graduate of Routt High School before attending Western Illinois University in Macomb. She was employed as manager at A-1 Storage in Riverton. She had a strong bond with family and loved and valued time spent with them. A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield. Family will meet friends 9-10:15 a.m.Wednesday before the services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to establishing an education fund for her daughter, Brittany, c/o Lisa Meyer, P.O. Box 800, Riverton, IL 62561. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Rosemary Reeves and Ella Tittsworth

LOIS LEE MEYER , 79, of Hull, died at 9:33 p.m. Ttiursday (March 22, 2012) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy. Mrs. Meyer was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Hannibal, Mo., a daughter of Lloyd W. and Gertrude Toalson Engle. She was married on Jan. 13,1961, in Hannibal, to Elmo Meyer. He survives. Survivors also include two children, Scott L. Meyer (Stacey Mudd) of Hull, and Nicole L. Meyer of Hull; two grandchildren, Krystal Meyer and Kody Meyer; a brother-in-law, Dale Meyer (Delores); two sisters, Dorothy Albrecht and Catherine Clay; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lloyd Engle Jr. and Gene Engle; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Meyer and Pauline Snyder; and father and mother-in-law, Bernard and Marie Adkins Meyer. Mrs. Meyer retired in 1994 from the Hannibal Clinic where she had worked as a receptionist. Lois was known as an excellent cook, loved flowers, and enjoyed working outdoors. Lois was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. She was devoted to her family and loved, to spend time with her kids,grandchildren, and grand-dog, Fluke. She was a member of Hull United Methodist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Kody Meyer, Lance Meyer, Shawn Meyer, Jeff Snyder, Rick Hansen, Terry Walker, Doug Walker, Greg Falk, Carl Fohey, Mike Rhodes, Tim Clay, Tom Cay, Larry Engle and Mike Engle.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hull United Methodist Church, Pastor Sheila Kelly conducting. In accordance with Mrs. Meyer's wishes, her body will be cremated after the funeral services.
MEMORIALS: American Diabetes Association, in care of James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal.
ARRANGEMENTS: James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal.
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MARGARET ISABELLE (WADE) MEYER , Born in Osborn, Missouri, Margaret was the daughter of Dr. Edward Hampton Wade and Lillian Agnes Davis. She married Layo Walter "Smitty" Meyer on August 5, 1939 in Virginia City, NV. He died August 27, 1987. Margaret was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading and listening to music. Margaret taught school in Pike County for many years. When her husband retired from farming in the Hull - Kinderhook area in 1979 they moved to Quincy and then to Barry in 1985. She and her husband enjoyed spending winters in Texas after their retirement. Following Mr. Meyer's death in 1987, she returned to Quincy. Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Howard E. Wade in infancy, Lee Edward Wade and Jay A. Wade; and two sisters, Dorothy Louise Cady and Marianna Lillian Wade.

MILDRED MAXINE MEYER , was born in Silex, Mo., Sept. 29, 1916, to J. Howard and Rosa J. Stephens. She died at the Willow Care Nursing Home in Hannibal, three days after her admission, Friday, July 31, 2009. She had been hospitalized for four weeks at Hannibal Regional Hospital previously. She graduated from Silex, Mo. High School (where she played four years varsity basketball) and Hannibal LaGrange College where she met William F. Meyer of Hull. They married in 1939 and lived in Hartsburg, for three years where William taught and coached and then returned to Hull to farm. William died June 17, 2004. She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn White and husband Sam White, of Hull and a grandson, Stephen, of Johnson City, Tenn. Also surviving are one sister-in-law, Alma Meyer, of Hull, nieces and nephews and Clair Thompson, long time employee on the Meyer farm. Maxine was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years where she served in many capacities. She was a loyal fan of the "Fighting" Illini, the West Pike Cardinals and a St. Louis Cardinal fanatic. She not only was a spectator, she often helped the coaches, referees and umpires. Maxine attended the Kinderhook Baptist Church. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 - 8 p.m. in the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. The Funeral will be at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry Saturday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. with burial in the Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook. Memorials may be made out to Mark Twain Parkinson's.
Contributed by Billie Browning

PAULINE ELLEN MEYER , a native of Nebo, and a former resident of Jacksonville, died March 2, 2011, at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Mrs. Meyer was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Nebo, and was the daughter of Joseph Wesley Powers and Bertha Alice (Pearson) Powers. She was the second of four children that included her older brother, Paul Powers (deceased), and her younger sister, Wanda Smith (deceased), and her surviving brother, Carl Wesley Powers of Springfield. She was married for 34 years to Elmer Lavon Meyer, a native of Jacksonville, who died in 1975. She is also survived by her three children, Mary Jo Meyer, Richmond, Va.; Karen Meyer Brown (Dan), Fishersville, Va.; and David Lavon Meyer (Cindy), Fairfax, Va. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Justin Weaver Brown (Anna), Jennifer Ellen Brown, Louisa Kimble Meyer, and David Elliot Meyer, and two great-grandchildren, Darcy Brown and Judah Brown. Mrs. Meyer graduated from Nebo High School in 1935 and moved with her family to Jacksonville Oct. 12, 1936. She attended Brown’s Business College for two years, from 1938 to 1940. She moved to Washington, D.C., in September 1940 and began working for the War Department. Mrs. Meyer married her husband, Lavon, at the National City Christian Church in Washington, DC, Feb 7, 1942. She was one of the first federal workers to occupy the Pentagon in the summer of 1942, as the building was completed while they worked there. When her husband joined the Navy in 1943, Mrs. Meyer accompanied him to the Great Lakes Naval Station near Waukegan, where she worked until the war ended in 1945. Mrs. Meyer briefly returned to Jacksonville, in 1946, where she gave birth to her first daughter, Mary Jo. Later that year, she and her husband returned to the Northern Virginia area near Washington, D.C., where her husband resumed his civilian career with the Department of the Army. She and her husband had two additional children, and Mrs. Meyer was a homemaker for the next 29 years. After her husband’s death in 1975, Mrs. Meyer worked part-time at the Woodward & Lothrop department store at Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, for 16 years, retiring in 1992. Mrs. Meyer was enjoyed travel, art, and music. She played her piano daily until the last four months of her life. In retirement, she traveled to Europe several times, and especially enjoyed visiting England, where she made three trips. Her was an avid bridge player and completed crossword puzzles every day. She was actively involved with her grandchildren lives and enjoyed the company of her family, church friends, and neighbors. Mrs. Meyer lived in Vienna, Virginia for 50 years and was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where her memorial service was held Saturday, March 19. She will be inurned beside her husband at the Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va.
Contributed by Billie Browning

RUSSELL MEYER , 89, of Raymore, Mo., formerly of Hull, a retired farmer and banker, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday (March 19, 1994) in Raymore Health Care Center. Born April 10, 1904, in Kin­derhook Township, Mr. Meyer was a son of Layo W. and Anna M. Knodel Meyer. A retired farmer, he had been a director and vice president of Hull State Bank. He was a graduate of Hull High School and attended Illinois Col­lege in Jacksonville. He was a member of Hull United Methodist Church, and its Methodist Mens Club, a member and past wor­shipful master of Hull Lodge 910 AF&AM, a charter member of Hull Lions Club and a member of Hull Senior Citizens, Quincy Con­sistory and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He was a 32nd de­gree Mason. On June 6, 1926, he married Wilna C. Kistner, who died Feb. 26, 1991. He also was preceded in death by three brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Judith Roach of Raymore; a sis­ter, Kathryn Weir of Hull; two brothers, William and Paul, both of Hull; a granddaughter, Jennifer Rusk of Belton, Mo.; a grandson, Jason Roach of Raymore; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Smith Fu­neral Chapel in Hannibal, Mo., by the Rev. Marilyn Warren. Burial will be in Kinderhook Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 to­night with Masonic rites at 7:30 in the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to Hull United Methodist Church.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

GENEVA RUTH MEYERS ,only daughter of Geo. W. and Grace Meyers, born in Barry August 23, 1912, departed this life at the home of her parents in Hannibal, Mo., Saturday morning, February 13, 1915, at the age of 2 years, 5 months and 22 days. Though never free of ailment during her short life, little...[print very dim]...the heavenly home. Besides her parents she is survived by her brother, Howard. [unknown newspaper, Wed. 17 Feb 1915]
CARD OF THANKS: We desire to thank the friends and relatives who do kindly assisted in the sickness and death of our beloved daughter; also for the beautiful flowers. G. W. MYERS, Jr. and WIFE.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne

DENNY MINEAR ,64, of Sherrard, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at his home. Denny was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Pittsfield, the son of the late Leonard and Leta Grisham Minear. He was a 1963 graduate of Pittsfield. He married Charlene Roberts. He later married Lorrie Koprucki Oct. 14, 2000, in Las Vegas. Denny was a Marine vet­eran, having served during the Vietnam War. Denny was employed as a service manager at Reno Goodyear Vulcanizing until 1984. He moved back to the midwest living in Hannibal for sev­eral years where he became Territory Sales Manager from 1984 to 2001. He then became the owner of Magna Chemicals, retiring in p03. He was then employed as a part-time bus driver for the Sherrard School District, later moving to the position of director of transportation. He was a member of the Viola American Legion. He enjoyed golf, horses, hunting and fish­ing. He was a Hawkeye and Cardinal baseball fan. Survivors include his wife, Lorrie; one son, Kevin Minear, Sherrard; three, step­sons, Johnathon Koprucki of the home, Josh Mattingly, . Milan and Jeremy (Tanya) Mattingly, Moline, one step­daughter, Joey Mattingly, Sherrard; three step grand­children; grandchildren; five sisters, Patricia (the late) Gailord of Pittsfield; Wanda (Bob) Goewey, Nebo, Claudia (Don) Cox, Oakville, Wash., Barb (Dan) Neff, Hannibal, Mary (Dean) McAfee, Palymo; three brothers, Gary, Oklahoma, Mike (the late) Linda Minear, Hannibal, and John, Hannibal; and one brother—in-law, Paul Hill, Monroe City. Denny was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, . four sisters, France Hill, Linda Dos and Sheila and Deloris Minear; and one brother, Walter. A celebration of Life was held Sunday, Aug. 8 at the family home. Memorials may be made to Disable American Veterans or donor's choice
Contributed by Billie Browning

LOYD MINK , 65, of Pittsfield, a former Pike County Treasurer and manager of Loyd's Hardware Store here, died Friday (May 7, 1976) at 6 a.m. in Illini Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Plattner Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Joe T. Maynard will officiate. Burial will be in West Cemetery. Mr. Mink was born in Pittsfield, Nor. 27,1910, a son of George and Pearl Spencer Mink. He was a member of Pittsfield Lodge AF &AM. He married Enid Donohoo. Surviving are the widow; the mother of Pittsfield; two sons, Spencer of Polda, Mo., and Phillip of San Jose, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Merrie Jane Freed of Winters, Calif., and Mrs. Colleen Bettenhausen of Tinley Park, and a sister, Miss Hildred Mink of Pittsfield.
Contributed by Colleen Bettenhausen - Quincy Herald Whig, 8 may 1976

MARILYN ELAINE MINK ,age 59, of Henderson, Nevada and formerly of Springfield, Il. and Pittsfield, Il. died Wednesday evening (February 10, 2010) at Odyssey Healthcare in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born February 8, 1951 in Pittsfield, Il. daughter of Harvey Ray and Ruby R. Cresson Mink. She married James Herrick in 1980 and later divorced. Surviving are her parents, Harvey Ray and Ruby Mink of Pittsfield, Il.; a brother, Harvey Mink, Jr. and wife Carolyn of Atlanta, Georgia; two nieces, Vicky Mink and Karen Mink Todd and husband Eric both of California; and two special cousins, Carolyn Waite Bojarra and Charles Avery Ottwell. She was preceded in death by her aunts and uncles. She attended and graduated from Pittsfield schools. She played the trombone in the Pittsfield band and was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary to attend Girls State. She graduated from the University of Illinois and was employed during the summers at various state offices in Springfield. After working at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for several years, she attended Lincoln Land College in Springfield and earned her degree to become a registered nurse. She worked in the emergency room at St. John’s Hospital for a while before taking a position in Las Vegas with the Nevada County Prompt Care System as a registered nurse for over ten years, an occupation which she loved. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday (February 15, 2010) at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Il. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Griggsville, Il.. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Bethel Church c/o Griggsville, Il.
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MAXINE (MARTIN) MINOR , 76, of Louisiana, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at the St. Joseph Health Care Center in St. Charles. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Minor was born July 7, 1929, in Calhoun County, Ill., to Joseph and Flossie Gates Martin. She married George Ellis Minor on Feb. 22, 1954, in Louisiana. He preceded her in death Jan. 9, 2002. She is survived by two sons, Lynn Minor and wife, Kimberly, of Sullivan, and Russell Minor and wife, Pamela, of Hazelwood; one daughter, Linda Rogers and husband, Tom, of St. Peters; one stepson, Larry Minor and wife, Linda, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Geraldine Freeman of Pleasant Hill, Ill.; one brother, Russell Martin and wife, Ann, of Wenona, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

JOYE MINTON , 82, of the Illinois Veterans Home, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, Blessing Hospital He was born Oct. 15, 1923 in New Canton to Loren and Alma Evans Minton. He married Constance Kraft, who survives. Mr. Minton was a 52 year member of the New Canton Masonic Lodge No. 821. He enjoyed fishing and reading. He served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. Mr. Minton was employed as a machinist for Gardner Denver for 20 years. Surviving is his wife, Constance, a daughter, Candace ( husband Marvin) Booker; a granddaughter, Lori (husband Travis ) Orr; two great grandchildren, Corey Orr and Jazmine Orr, all of Baylis. Mr. Minton was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Tuesday , October 2, at 10:00 AM in the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home. Burial with military honors will be in Sunset Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from 9:00 until the time of services at the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home. Memorials may be made to the Joe Minton Memorial Fund.
Contributed by Thelma McGraw - Pike Press October 4, 2006

DAVID MIRFIELD was born in Neisburough, England, May 17, 1825, and came to this country in May, 1849. He landed in New Orleans and came direct to this county, where he has since resided. he was married to Mary E. George, May 21, 1850, who died. Jan. 22,1860. He was married to his present wife, Caroline White, Feb. 24, 1861. His neighbors say of him that by steady, application to his trade and good manage­ment he acquired a comfortable fortune. His death occurred April 9, 1891, at 66 years of age. He leaves one son and three daughters and a widow to mourn his loss. One son and one daughter have preceded him into the eternal world
Submitted by Sandi Donaldson from a newspaper clipping from a Pike county scrapbook

DANIEL MIXER , 80, of Perry died Sunday, April 18, 1982 at Modern Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Sterling. Born April 23, 1901 in Adams county, he was a son of William and Ethel Hasting Mixer. He married Viola Miller who preceded in death in 1965. He married Dora Honse Wagner on Oct. 26, 1966 at Pittsfield and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs Isabell Parson of Quincy; three sons, Daniel Eugene of Quincy, Delbert of Korea and Lyndell of Liberty; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Mrs Mary McClintock of Nashville; two stepsons, Marion Wagner of Norfolk, Nebr. and Wade Wagner of Perry; three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Goldie Bollinger of Bushnell, and four brothers, George of Barry, Walter of Adair, William of Galesburg and Russell of Perry. He was preceded in death by a brother Cecil and an infant sister. Mr Mixer, a member of the Fishhook United Brethern Church, was a retired farmer. Services are pending at Skinner Funeral home, Griggsville.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne

GEORGE MIXER , 91, who operated a Phillips 66 service station in Barry for 2 years, died Thursday in the Barry Community Care Center. He was born in Beverly Township, a son of James William and Ethel Hastings Mixer. He married Mary Elleln Aiken October 27, 1928, in Quincy. She died May 18, 1974. They had one daughter. He was one of the first bus drivers for the Barry School District, a position he held for 20 years. and he had been a member of the Barry Volunteer Fire Department
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

KENNETH MIXER ,81 of Quincy, IL, formerly of Pittsfield passed away at his home, Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Kenny was born in Pittsfield, IL on October 1, 1932 a son of Leroy Victor and Cora I. Thornton Mixer. Kenny married Diana Lewis on July 19, 1984 in Palmyra, MO and she survives. Kenny was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1952-1954. He was a 50 year 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M, a 51 year member of the Pittsfield American Legion Post #152, a past member of the Pittsfield Junior Chamber of Commerce and served as an alderman for the Pittsfield City Council. While living in Pittsfield, Kenny was an Elder for the Pittsfield Christian Church and also was a Sunday school teacher for 7th and 8th graders and a former little league coach. He worked for the Miles Drug Store in Pittsfield as a pharmacist for over twenty years. In 1980 he joined Best Buy Homecare and worked until his retirement. From 1988-2010 Kenny and Diana owned and operated the Mixer's Industrial Commercial Cleaners Inc. He also was a bus driver for the Quincy Public School System. Kenny attended The Crossing Church in Quincy. He enjoyed gardening, boating, camping, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Diana and two children: Matthew (Kelly) Mixer of Gilbert, AZ and Julie (John) Holm of Chatham, IL in addition to two step-children: Bobby (Michelle) Lewis, Jr. and Terry (Wendy) Sheets, Sr. all of Quincy. Four grandchildren survive: Brock Dace of Springfield, IL, Kyle (Amanda) Dace of Springfield, IL; Taylor Dace, a student at Olivet Nazarene University and Adam Holm of Chatham, IL. Step-grandchildren surviving are: Jayden Lewis, Hayley Lewis, Terry Sheets Jr., Jesse Sheets, and Brittney Schieter all of Quincy and Ashleigh (Camden) Poole of Springfield, IL in addition to step-great grandchildren, Brooklyn Sheets and Remy Poole . Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and his only sister, Dorothy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Clint Weir officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12-Noon until 2 p.m. with Masonic services being held at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday conducted by Pittsfield Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M. Interment will be in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield with graveside military honors accorded by the Pittsfield American Legion Post #152 and Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Contributed by Bill Browning - Pike Press

CLAUDE (CRAIGMILES) MOLDOVAN , 95, of Hannibal and formerly of Pleasant Hill, Ill., and Brooklyn, N.Y., died at midnight Aug. 1, 1999, at BethHaven Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul White will officiate. Burial will be at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Moldovan was born Sept. 19, 1903, in Pleasant Hill to William Henry and Margaret Daisy Briscoe Craigmiles. She was married to Joseph Moldovan on July 11, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1967. Survivors include one adopted sister, Genevieve Girmail of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one nephew, William H. Craigmiles of Hannibal; two nieces, Laura Jane Esther of Joplin and Marilyn Thomas of Leawood, Kan.; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Lawrence William Craigmiles; and one sister, Maude M. (Ted) Craigmiles. Mrs. Moldovan was associated in business with her father at the W.H. Craigmiles and Daughter store in Pleasant Hill. Later she was a buyer for Brooks Brothers clothing stores in Chicago and New York. She and her husband established Jo Jo's Fried Chicken in West Palm Beach, Fla. She returned to Pleasant Hill in 1972. Mrs. Moldovan was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday school as a young woman and since returning to Pleasant Hill had been a member of the Gleaners Sunday school class. She was a 50-year member of the Pittsfield Chapter No. 195 Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Moldovan was a 1927 graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., with a bachelor of arts degree in art. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Smith Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.

ALICE LOUISE (CRAYS) MOON 84, of Pittsfield and Bonita Springs, Fla. died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at North Collier Hospital, Naples, Fla. She was born June 10, 1924 in Rossville, the daughter of Louise and Harold Crays who preceded her in death. She graduated from Rossville High School and attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. In 1943, during WW II, she met and married Dr. Eugene (Bud) Moon, an Army officer. After the war, Dr. Moon worked with the US Department of agriculture and was assigned to Pike County. Even though future assignments led them to different locales, Pittsfield and Pike County remained "home" and they returned to the area on retirement. Dr. Moon preceded her in death in 2005. Alice had a great passion for life and family and friendships were the centerpieces. She never knew a stranger, and she maintained and nurtured friendships even as her health and eyesight failed. She was an avid bridge player and played with her usual group the Wednesday prior to her hospitalization. She also loved the Chicago Cubs-watching a game with her was never a placid occasion! In addition, she was an avid golfer, and a former member of the Old Orchard Country Club of Pittsfield. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands: Melinda and Tom Dawe of Albuquerque, NM; Christy and Patrick Browning of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and her son and his wife, Steve and Laura Moon of Bonita Springs, Fla. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Ian Dawe, Tyler Dawe, Erin Browning, Ryan Browning and Elaine Moon and her cousins, Barbara and Jim Love and Tom Crays. Funeral services were held Monday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Pittsfield with Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Burial was at the St. Stephen Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield. Visitation was held Saturday, April 11, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield. Condolences to the family may be sent online to info@nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, is handling the services
Contributed by Billie Browning from the Pike Press

DELLA (BOGARD) MOON 80, of Hull, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at her home. There will be no services at this time. Mrs. Moon was cremated according to her wishes. Mrs. Moon was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Jasper County, Newton, to Benjamin T. and Mable A. Toland Bogard. Survivors include three children, Judith Moon of Dandridge, Tenn., Michael Moon of Belle Plaine, Iowa and Beth Trupin of Hull; one son-in-law, Tom Meyer of Hull; 8 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia D. Meyer; two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Moon worked as a laboratory supervisor at Burham City Hospital in Champaign, retiring after 30 years. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens and loved her beloved poodle dog; "Muffin". Memorial contributions may be made to Blessing Hospice for Pike County, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home
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EUGENE E. MOON of Bonita Springs, Florida, and formerly of Pittsfield, Illinois, died on Monday, August 22, 2005, at his home in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was born on September 12, 1914, in Rock Rapids, Iowa, to Samuel and Margaret Busch Moon. He married Alice Crays on November 11, 1944 in Rossville, Illinois at her parent’s home. He attended Buena Vista College and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He was an Army Major in World War II having served in India during that war. He worked with the US Department of Agriculture in a variety of locations---Pittsfield and Charleston, Illinois; Jackson, Mississippi and finally with the Chicago Stockyards as the Department’s Veterinarian in Charge. On retirement, he and Alice returned to Pittsfield where they have resided for the past 35 years. One of the great joys of Bud’s retirement was playing golf, and he enjoyed playing at the Old Orchard Country Club with a wide group of friends until his physical health declined. He and Alice also spent part of each year in Florida so they could play golf year round. An avid baseball fan, he had an encyclopedic knowledge of the game and its players and continued to lament the ongoing tribulations of the Chicago Cubs. He also loved driving the back roads of Pike and Calhoun counties in Illinois and reflect on the changing seasons. He was extremely well read and could recite poetry from memory. He could regale friends and family alike with great stories---sometimes even ones that were true, hence high his grandchildren’s nickname for him of “Genuine Eugene the Truth Machine.” Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Alice, three children: Melinda (Tom) Dawe of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Christy (Patrick) Browning of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Stephen (Laura) Moon of Bonita Springs, Florida. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Ian and Tyler Dawe, Erin and Ryan Browning, and Elaine Moon. He is also survived by a nephew, Eugene Welch. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Marguerite Welch. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church at 11:30 A.M.. with Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005 with family meeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, IL. Memorials are to Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial St., Bonita Springs, FL 34135, or the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, 222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield, Il 62363, or the Pittsfield Public Library, 205 N. Memorial, Pittsfield, IL 62363. 

JOHN CORYDON MOON president of the Landis Machine Co. and former carriage manufacturer, died early today of arterio-sclerosis at his home, Westmoreland place. Mr. Moon, who was 80 years old, had been ill since last August, when he suffered an attack while attending the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. Always in business forhimself, Mr. Moon started as a photographer at Barry Ill. He later bought and sold buggies there and operated a livery business. In 1882, with his brother, Joseph W. Moon, who later became an automobile manufacturer, he organized the Moon Bros. Carriage Co. for the wholesale manufacture of carriages. Mr. Moon, wo never owned any stock in the Moon Motor Car Co. continued the carriage business after his brother went into automobile manufacturing. The carriage concern was disolved about two years ago. At the time of his death, Mr. Moon was also president of the Mutual Wheel Co. of Moline, Ill. A concern formed by several carriage manufacturers. He was former president of the Moon-Hopkins Billing Machine Co., which was purchased by the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. in 1921, and moved to the Burroughs factory in Detroit. The Landis Co. makes shoe-repair machinery. Born in Brown County, Ohio, he was educated in Ohio public schools. He was married in 1880 to Miss Lelia M. Davis of Barry. She died in 1927. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Maude M. Lee, who resides at the Westmoreland address, and three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Moberly of St. Louis, Mrs. Thomas Coffman of Barry and mrs. Martha Matthews of Buford Ohio. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with interment in a family mausoleum in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Contributed by Corinne Palko

LEILA (DAVIS) MOON , 72, wife of John C. Moon, and former Barry woman, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, after a few days illness of pneumonia. Leila May Davis, daughter of Samuel and Clara Davis, was born May 1, 1854, and she grew to beautiful womanhood and on January 1, 1880, was united in marriage to J. C. Moon of Cincinnati, Ohio and to this union one daughter, Mrs. Maude Lee, was born. Mrs. Lee was her mother’s constant companion for the past six years. In 1882 the family moved to St. Louis, where Mr. Moon engaged in business and where they have since resided.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge

ALDEAN (SCRANTON) MORROW , 85, of New Hartford, die Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. She was born in Nebo Nov. 6, 1922 to Lore Olen and Eva Bunn Scranton. She married Virgil Eugene Morrow July 25, 1942 and he died Feb. 7, 1982. Aldean was a farm wife and homemaker and she enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a tuber of the "Young at Heart Club in Pittsfield and the New Testament Church of Christ in Pittsfield. Her survivors include a daughter, Phyllis (Robert) Scott of Baldwin; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Morrow of Rockport; six randchildren, Rhonda (Greg) Radford of Elkville, Dawn Howe of B lleville, Tina (Tim) Mandrill of owling Green, Ky., Kelly (Jam) Morrow of Laront, Mo., Kim (Greg) lien of Pittsfield and Dusty (Lydia) orrow of Pittsfield; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Aldean was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Eugene Morrow, two sisters, Aletha Brokaw and Dianna Forqy and by a son, Gary Lynn Morrow. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will follow in the Nebo Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Pike County. Lummis Funeral Hone in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

BUD MORROW , Strafford, Mo, 81, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 in Cox South Hospital. Bud was born October 14, 1929 in Atlas, Illinois. Bud was a Tool and Die Maker for over 50 years and a part-time farmer. He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles, horses, the outdoors, and most of all his family. His parents and sister, Lorena Woodeard of Pittsfield, Illinois, preceded him in death. He is survived by wife, Gayle Morrow; daughters, Rhonda Koncor (David), Madison, Mo., Kelly Churchill, Springfield, Betsy Kinney, Strafford; son, Jason Morrow (Amanda), Springfield; six grandchildren, Brandi Baldwin (Jared), Lacy Koncor, Travis Koncor, Madison, Mo., Matty Kinney, Sami Kinney, Strafford, and Taylor Morrow; Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Joe and Ryan Baldwin, Madison, Mo.; sisters, Doris Browning and Betty McGlasson; brother, Kenneth Morrow, all of Pittsfield, IL; and brother, Ronald Morrow of Pleasanton, CA; Memorial visitation will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home East on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M., Friday, April 29, also in Greenlawn East. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Strafford, Mo.
Contributed by Billie Browning

HELEN MORROW , 81, of Shelton, Wash., died Monday morning, March 20, 2000, in the Mason General Hospital. She was born May 19, 1918 in Summer Hill, the daughter of Asa C. and Gladys (Winter) McCartney. She married Loren Davis Sept. 12, 1938. She later married John Morrow. After his death in 1981 she married his brother, Frank Morrow, Sept. 14, 1985. His death was April 30, 1991. Surviving are three daughters, Jane (Davis) Riley and husband Jerry, Joanne (Morrow) Norris and husband Randal, both of Shelton, Barbara (Morrow) Parker and husband Roy of Oregon; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews of this area. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Morrow, age 47, on May 4, 1999; a brother, Clay McCartney, 53; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Myra Grace) Heightman, 33. At a young age Helen became a member of the Martinsburg Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and nurses’ training in Quincy. She was a nurse many years here and in Washington. She worked at Munitions Arsenal in Joliet during the Korean War. She also worked with her husband, John, in the logging business in both Washington and Alaska. Services were Thursday, March 23, at Shelton Christian Church McComb Funeral Home was in charge.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

RICHARD MORROW , 59 of Normal, IL and formerly of Barry, IL passed away Friday July 14, 2006 at Atlas, IL of natural causes. Richard was born in Rockport IL July 17, 1946 to Eugene and Hattie Howland Morrow. He married Daphne McKay November 20, 1973 in Quincy, IL. Richard had graduated from Western Illinois University at Macomb, then worked for GTE / Verizon where he retired in1998 after 30 years of service. Mr. Morrow was currently working as a Communications Consulting Engineer for Killion Communication in Roodhouse, IL. Richard was a veteran, having served in Korea in the US Army during peacetime. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 82 in Ft. Wayne, IN and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary # 3512 in Ft. Wayne. Richard coached Little League Baseball and was the best grandfather ever. His family was his life, and he loved them dearly. He was baptized in the First Christian Church in Barry, IL. Survivors include three sons Sean (wife Liz) Morrow of Towanda, IL; Jason (Coletta) Morrow and Jeremy Morrow, both of Normal, IL. Three granddaughters are Brooke, Tiffany and Mary Margaret Morrow. One brother, William Morrow of St. Charles MO survives along with seven sisters: Bernice Grimsley of New Canton, Barbara (husband Daney) Robinson of Louisiana, MO, Sally (husband Duane) Cramm of Mendon, IL, Minnie (husband Bruce) Cooper of Winchester, IL, Kathy (husband Allen) Reynolds of Barry, IL, Judy (husband Gary) Hinch of Barry, IL, and Rosemary (husband Bob) Smith of Barry, IL. Also surviving are 33 nieces and nephews, 58 great nieces and nephews and 28 great great nieces and nephews. Mr. Morrow was preceded by his parents, two brothers, Wilbur and Joe and two sisters, Nancy and Erma Claus. Services will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 10:00am at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL with Pastor Kent Hillesland officiating. Visitation will be held after 4pm Tuesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at the Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport, IL with Military Rites conducted by the Barry American Legion Post 222. An Education Fund for Richard’s granddaughters has been established and memorials may be left or mailed to Niebur Funeral Chapel, PO Box 36, Barry, IL 62312.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

SHIRLEY I. MORROW , 62, of Rockport, Hi died Tuesday, Aug. 18. 2009 at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1947 in Fieldon, the daughter of Armistead and Margaret Hannel Phillips. She married Gary L. Morrow Sept. 11, 1965 in Louisiana, Mo. and he died April 16, 2003. Shirley was a 1965 graduate of Pittsfield High School and was employed by Stark Brothers Nursery as office manager for their Atlas facility for many years. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and most importantly, spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include three children, Kelly (wife Jana) Morrow of La Monte, Mo., Kim (husband Greg) Allen of rural Pittsfield and Dusty (wife Jenna) Morrow of rural Pittsfield; four grandchildren, Erin Allen, Colton Allen, Katelyn Morrow and Tegan Morrow; two step grandchildren, Lauren and Dacey; also two brothers, Jim Phillips of Elsah Hills and Simeon Phillips of Kane, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, Leroy, Allen and Ronnie Phillips. Graveside services were held Thursday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Samuel Taylor Cemetery near Rockport conducted by Don Peebles. Burial followed at Samuel Taylor Cemetery. There was no visitation, however, friends were invited to the graveside services. Memorials may be made to the Samuel Taylor Cemetery Association. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill handled the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning from the Pike Press

VIRGIL EUGENE MORROW , 62, of rural Rockport died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1982 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy. Services are being held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, in Collier Funeral Home, Louisiana, Mo. Burial will be in the Nebo cemetery. Born July 23, 1919 at Pike Station. Mr Morrow was the son of Gerald and Pearl McGlauchlen Morrow. He married Aldean Scranton July 25, 1942 at Linn Mo. and she survives. Also surviving are a son Gary of Rockport; a daughter, Mrs Phyllis Scott of Sparta; a brother, Clark Betts of Quincy, and five sisters, Jewell Kumpf of Marquette Heights, Dorothy Zimmer of Jacksonville, Norma Jennings of Pittsfield, Geneva Crader of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Wilma Betts of San Diego, Calif. [and 6 grandchildren (inserted by V. Hart).] A lifetime resident of the Rockport area, Mr Morrow was a farmer, and had been employed for the past 13 years at Dundee Cement Co. near Clarksville. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Louisiana. Memorials may be given to the Louisiana Church of Christ or to the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

DELLA (ATOR) MOTLEY , 82, of New Hartford, died Friday evening, Dec. 8, 2000, at her residence. Born Oct. 14, 1918 in Martinsburg Township, Pike County, she was a daughter of the late George and Nettie Howland Ator. She married Woodrow Motley on Dec. 22, 1937 in Pittsfield and he survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Jerry Motley (wife Ruth Ann) of Barry, & Stanley Motley (wife Betty) of Pacific, MO; 4 grandchildren, David Motley of Barry, Mrs. Allen (Mary Elaine) Nigg of Battle Creek, MI, Mrs. Scott (Lisa) Gard of Kansas City, MO & Steven Motley of Pacific, MO; 5 great-grandchildren, Ryan Lee Motley and Rachel Ester Motley, both of Barry, Jacob and Morgan Nigg, both of Battle Creek, MI, and Michael Gard of Kansas City, MO; Homer Ator of Albuquerque, NM, and Russell Ator of Pittsfield, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters, Pauline Myers, Georgia Ator, and Kathryn Ash; and 3 brothers, Carl, Art and Jerry Ator. Mrs. Motley was a 1936 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. She farmed with her husband near Rockport before becoming employed by Curtis-Wright Co. in St Louis. She was a member of the El Dara United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Dec. 12, at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Bro. Robert Hammitt officiating. Burial was in Samuel-Taylor Cemetery near Rockport. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Cancer Transportation Fund.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

GEORGE ELLIOT MOTLEY , 67, of Barry, was dead on arrival at 7:20 a.m. Friday (March 28, 1980) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born May 24, 1912, in El Dara, a son of George and Martha Hoskins Motley. He was married to Opal Spann. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael of Barry, and Robert Elliott of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Carol Motley and Mrs. Susanne Williams, both of Barry; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Margaret) Seeney of Quincy; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in McNabb Funeral Home in Barry, conducted by the Rev. Frank Clayborn. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

HENRY R. MOTLEY ,87, of Pike County, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehab Center in Pittsfield Henry was born April 20, 1925 near Atlas, Illinois, the son of the late Lewis Elmer and Elizabeth Jane (Dickson) Motley. He married Loretta Marie Shepherd on January 30, 1954 in Jerseyville, Illinois, who preceded him in death on September 18, 2006. Henry was also preceded in death by eight brothers, Lewis, William, Earl, James, Malcolm, John, Hugh and Larry; two sisters, Lorene and Flossie, and his step son, William Shepherd. His survivors include one son, Henry R. (Mary) Motley, Jr. of Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Vallerie (Keith) Williams of Paris, Illinois; seven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived my several nieces and nephews. Henry was a veteran of World War II. He was drafted into the United States Navy on December 16, 1943. During his time in the military, Henry worked as an Aviation Crewman, serving as a rear seat gunman. He served in Air Group 15 and Air Group 19. He toured in the Pacific Theatre and served on an Essex class carrier light cruiser. Henry earned the World War II Victory Medal, the American Defense Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. He was discharged from the Navy on July 4, 1946 with a rank of Airman Second Class Petty Officer. Upon returning home, Henry worked as a farmer, a truck driver, a teacher at Crosier Creek, and a laborer. He worked at the Electric Wheel in Quincy, Illinois for 16 years. Henry enjoyed cards, crossword puzzles, and talking. He never met a stranger. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL.
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HUBERT WARD MOTLEY , a retired Rockport area farmer, died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 29, 1981) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Mr. Motley was born in Illinois July 23, 1912, a son of John and Effie Ward Motley. He married Ina McCleery Aug. 4, 1972, in Pittsfield. He was a member of the Pittsfield Lodge of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Surviving are his wife; four sons, William of Barry, John of Kansas City, Richard of Hannibal, Mo., and Ronald of Warsaw; a daughter Mrs. Harold (Frances) Smith of Hull; two brothers, Woodrow of Pittsfield and Thomas of Bethel; two sisters, Miss Roberta Motley and Mrs. Handd (Marjory) Woods, both of Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McNabb Funeral Home in Barry, conducted by the Rev. John Wilkey. Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery in New Canton.
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JUANITA D. MOTLEY , of Shawnee KS , went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 12, 2010 at Sharon Lane Nursing Home. She was born in Barry , IL on October 22, 1917 and was a 1935 graduate of Barry High School . She lived in Pittsfield , IL , then North Kansas City for 35 years and Green Bay , WI before moving to Shawnee in 2005. She retired from the Baptist Book Store and enjoyed singing in church choirs for many years. She attended Shawnee Mission Baptist Temple at the time of her passing. Juanita had a great love for her family and sacrificed much for them. Survivors include her son, Robert (Patti) Motley of Shawnee, grandchildren, Doug (Karen) of Lansing , MI and Brian of Appleton, WI, Shawn (Mayleen) Callahan of Kansas City, MO, Melissa Allen of Shawnee ; 12 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, sister Wilma Altizer of Pittsfield , IL and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Joanna (Turner) Davis, 3 brothers; Grant Pennock, Howard Davis, and Charles Davis and one sister, Freda Canterbury. Visitation will be from 11:00 – 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Graveside services will follow immediately at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry with Clint Weir officiating
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KENNETH E. MOTLEY -- His wife was Etta L. Walker. His parents were George Earl Motley and Opal Lorene Boots. His obituary: Kenneth E. "Ken" Motley, 64, of Rockport, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born Dec. 14, 1938 in Rockport to George Earl and Opal L. Boots Motley. He married Etta L. Walker Oct. 11, 1970 in Louisiana, Mo. She survives in Rockport. Other survivors are his mother, Opal L. Motley of Rockport; two sons, Bradley K. Motley (fiancée Rebecca Thornhill) of Rockport and William Motley of Rockport; two daughters, Rhonda (husband Justin) Hanson of Rockport and Eileen Brush or Orrick Mo.; one brother, Douglas Motley of Elsberry, Mo.; two sisters, Joyce Martin of Liberty and Sharon Gates of New Canton; and three grandchildren, Kelsy Brush, Kevin Brush and Jonathan Hanson. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a retired carpenter and had also been employed by the Pittsfield Wal-Mart store. He was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and music. Funeral services held Thursday at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill were conducted by the Rev. Howard Sallee. Burial was in Samuel Taylor Cemetery near Rockport. Casket bearers were Alan Walker, Roger Walker, Justin Hanson, Tom Duncan, Cliff Kirby and Joe Kirby. Honorary bearers were Bob Gates, Rob Gates, Mark Martin, Brian Kirby, Jim Kirby, Rodney Motley and Carl McCleery. Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation.
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LENA M. MOTLEY , 83, of Pleasant Hill, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Mrs. Daniels was born Jan 21, 1916, in Summer Hill, a daughter of John William and Bertha Howell Boots. She married William Ernest Motley in 193I. He died in 1948. She married Alvin Daniels in 1955. He died in 1966. Mrs. Daniels had been an employee of the Pleasant Hill Garment Factory. She enjoyed sewing and was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Survivors include one son, Dudley (wife Alice) Motley of Pittsfield; one daughter, Beverly Worthen of Granite City; two step-daughters, Charlotte Hirst of Mexico, Mo, and Cherlyn Boots of Louisiana, Mo.; 2 brothers, Leslie Boots of Jacksonville and Donald Boots of Missouri; 3 sisters, Opal Motley of Rockport, Frances Buchanan of Frankfort, Mo., and Mary Conner of Louisiana, Mo; 7 grandchildren, 6 stepgrandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Daniels was preceded in death by an infant son, William Ernest Motley Jr; a son, Dennis Motley; 2 brothers, Lloyd and Walter Boots; and 2 sisters, Susie Grimsley and Maxine Cole. Funeral Services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ward-Lummis funeral home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Eldon Cook. Burial was at Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport. Memorials may be made to Samuel Taylor cemetery or the charity or organization of the donors’ choice.
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LOREN A. MOTLEY , 81, of Kinderhook, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday (July 6, 1982) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield following an extended illness. Mr. Motley was born Nov. 9, 1900 in Kinderhook, a son of Dr. Elliott and Lucy L. Meyer Motley Sr. He attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of Illinois. He was a member of the Kinderhook United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star chapter of New Canton, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem at Griggsville. He was a 50-year member of the Hull Masonic Lodge. He was a farmer. He married Dorothy J. Hoover in Quincy Nov. 7, 1935. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Richard Motley of Pryor, Okla.; and a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Ann Motley of Pittsburg, Pa.; a brother, Dr. E. R. Motley Jr. of Blowing Rock, N. C.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and an infant brother. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gill-Lummis Funeral Home in Barry, conducted by the Rev. Ray Harbert. Burial will be in Parklawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West Central Illinois Lung Association.
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LORETTA M. (SHEPARD) MOTLEY , 82, of New Salem, IL formerly of Barry, Il died Monday morning, September 18, 2006 at 2:20 a.m. at the Eastside Healthcare & Rehab Center, Pittsfield, IL. She was born on October 18, 1923 in St. Louis, MO to William Albert and Nellie Rose Stewart Shepard. Loretta married Henry Motley on January 30, 1954 in Jerseyville, IL. She worked for Columbian Seed Co. in Calhoun County and Churchill Nursing Home, Barry, Il. She was a member of the Barry Church of Christ, Royal Neighbors. She was a collector of nick knacks and loved animals. Mrs. Motley is survived by her husband Henry Motley, a son Henry R. (Mary) Motley, Jr., Bethlehem, PA., a daughter Mrs. Keith (Vallerie) Williams, Paris, IL., seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, four step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a son William, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL with Jimmy Hodges officiating. Burial will be at the Taylor-Martin Cemetery, El Dara, IL. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 4-8 p.m. with family present 6-8. Lunch will be served at the Church of Christ in Barry following the services.

MARGARET MOTLEY , 65, of Marysville, Washington, formerly of Barry, died Monday, April 25, in Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, Washington. She was born Oct. 30, 1945, in Pittsfield, Illinois, to Elliott and Opal (Spann) Motley. They preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Aaron Logsdon and wife, Sonya of Marysville, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Denise Heavner of Springfield; three grandchildren, Jerry Motley of Springfield; Connor Logsdon and Kailen Logsdon, both of Marysville and a special friend who is like a daughter, Yoaly Avila. She is also survived by one sister, Suzanne Williams of Desoto and one brother, Bobby Motley of Shawnee, Kan. She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Motley. Carol regularly attended church. She was always willing to help anyone in need. She graduated from John Wood Community College with an Associates in Applied Science and accepted a position at Quincy Medical Group as a medical transcriptionist. She loved family above all. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry. Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry.
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WILLIAM E. MOTLEY , 34, of Rockport, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Bill was born Aug. 21, 1977, in Pittsfield, a son of Kenneth Earl and Etta Lee Walker Motley. Bill was a ASE and GM certified mechanic and automobile technician and was employed by Gates Repair and Machine in Barry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, recreational four wheeling and participating in demolition derbies. Bill attended the former Rockport United Methodist Church and was a member of the Samuel Taylor Cemetery board. Survivors include his mother, Etta Motley, of Rockport; his fiancé, Brandy Wiget, of Rockport; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Nicholson, of Vandalia, Mo.; a brother, Bradley K. (wife Rebecca) Motley, of Rockport; two sisters, Rhonda Hanson of Rockport and Eileen Brush of Hamilton, Mo.; a niece; six nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth E. Motley, paternal grandparents, Earl and Opal Motley and by his maternal grandfather, Roy Walker. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Don Hannel. Burial followed at Samuel Taylor Cemetery near Rockport. Visitation was held from 4 – 8 p.m. Monday at Lummis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Samuel Taylor Cemetery Association or to the charity or organization of the donor’s choice. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements
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OPAL (BOOTS) MOTLEY , was born on April 12, 1918 at Summer Hill, Ill to John and Bertha Howell Boots and she left her earthly body and became a guardian angel on Dec. 5, 2005 at Illini community Hospital in Pittsfield surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Ill conducted by Rev. Howard Sallee. Burial was at the Samuel Taylor Cemetery at Rockport, Ill. She married G. Earl Motley on April 28, 1936 in Pittsfield, Ill. She worked as a cook at the Rockport School and had also been employed by Stark Brothers Nursery and Davis-Cleaver. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, birthday club, sewing, singing, music, reading, quilting, genealogy, visiting at the nursing home and she wrote beautiful poetry. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Motley was a member of the New Canton United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Martin of Liberty, Ill and Sharon Gates and husband, Bob of New Canton, Ill; a daughter-in-law, Etta Motley of Rockport, Ill; a son, Doug Motley and wife, Carolyn of Bowling Green; two sisters, Frances “Nan” Buchanan of Frankford and Mary Conner of Louisiana; a brother, Donald Boots and wife, Evelyn of Van Buren; and 12 grandchildren, Mark Martin and wife, Kim of Delores, Colo., Teresa Harbison and Susan Martin, both of Liberty, Ill, Brad Motley and wife Becca, Bill Motley and Rhonda Hanson and husband Justin, all of Rockport, Ill, Eileen Brush of Orrick, Rob Gates and wife, Jan of New Canton, Ill, Shelly Syrels of Barry, Ill, Rodney Motley and wife, Rita and Chris Motley, all of bowling Green, and Gina Motley of Elsberry. She is also survived by 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Motley was preceded in death by her husband, G. Earl Motley on Feb. 16, 1991; three sisters, Susie Grimsley, Maxine Cole and Lena Daniels; three brothers, Walter, Loyd and Leslie boots; a son, Kenneth Motley, a son-in-law, Gilbert Martin, two grandsons, Marvin Harbison and Kevin “Red” Syrcle’ and one great-grandson, Shawn Harbison. Casket bearers were Mark Martin, Brad Motley, Bill Motley, Justin Hanson, Rob Gates, Rodney Motley, and Jamie Martin. Honorary bearers were Andy Harbison, Joe Harbison, Alex Harbison, Jonathan Hanson, Shane Sutton and Tim Barker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Canton United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Samuel Taylor Cemetery.
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OPAL A. MOTLEY , 86, of DeSoto, Illinois, formerly of Barry, passed away at 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, in Herrin Hospital, Herrin, Illinois. She was born November 3, 1923, in New Canton, Illinois, to George E. & Susie Anna (Wagner) Spann. They preceded her in death. She married George Elliot Motley, on August 1, 1945, in Pittsfield, Illinois. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1980. She is survived by 2 daughters - Margaret Carol Motley, o Marysville, Washington and Clara Suzanne Williams, of DeSoto, Illinois; and 1 son - Robert E. Motley, wife Patti, of Kansas City, Missouri. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Aaron Logsdon, Greg Motley, Courtney Motley, Deanne Wilsey, Michele Newman, Megan Williams, Doug Motley and Brian Motley; 18 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, 1 brother, Edwin Spann of Barry and 1 sister, Joan McTucker, of Helotes, Texas. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Mike Motley, a grandson, Wayne Motley, 1 brother, Dick Spann, and 5 sisters, Hazel Bowen, Marjorie Ellen Spann, Dorothy Howell, Frances Hodson and Bessie Darr. Opal was fond of flowers & gardening. She enjoyed sewing and helping charities. She was well known as a people person. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Salvation Army.
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ROBERTA E. MOTLEY , 77, of Glendale, Colo. and formerly of Rockport, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000 at her residence in Glendale. Born March 12, 1923 in Rockport, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Effie Ray Ward Motley. Surviving are one brother, Woodrow Motley (wife Della) of Pittsfield; and four nephews, Steve Woods of the state of Washington, Timothy Woods of Denver, Colo., Stanley Motley of Union City, Ga., and Jerry Motley of Barry. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marjorie Woods; and three brothers, Thomas, Walter, and Hubert Motley. Ms. Motley had been employed as a waitress for most of her working life, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Rockport United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with Bro. Robert Hammitt officiating. Burial was in Samuel-Taylor Cemetery in Rockport. Memorials may be made to the Samuel-Taylor Cemetery.
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WINIFRED E. (GARNER) MOTLEY , 86, of El Dara, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday (April 21, 1994) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Mrs. Motley was born June 16, 1907, near El Dara, a daughter of Herman and Ethel White Garner. She married Ross Motley Feb. 8, 1930, near El Dara. He died March 15, 1977. Mrs. Motley lived her entire life in the El Dara community and attended El Dara and Taylor elementary schools and Rockport and New Canton high schools. She also attended Western Illinois State Teachers College and taught school for 38 years. Mrs. Motley was a life member of El Dara Methodist Church and also belonged to the United Methodist Women, Barry Women's Christian Temperance Union, Retired Teachers Associ­ation, and the Illinois and Na­tional Education associations. Survivors include a son, Larry R. Motley of Lincoln; two broth­ers, Wendell Garner of El Dara and Richard Garner of Wash­ington, Ill.; two sisters, Charlene Smith of Pittsfield and Leola Sack of Columbia, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marjorie Losch, Florine Williams and Doris Im­gene in infancy. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in El Dara Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pittsfield West Cemetery. The Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to El Dara United Methodist' Church.
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WOODROW ELLSWORTH MOTLEY , age 84, of New Hartford, died Tuesday morning March 4, 2003, at his residence. He was born May 1, 1918 in Parkside, Canada son of the late John W. and Effie R. Ward Motley. He married Della Ator on December 22, 1937 in Pittsfield, and she preceded him in death on December 8, 2000. Surviving are 2 sons, Jerry Motley (wife Ruth Ann) of Barry, & Stanley Motley (wife Betty) of Wildwood, MO; 4 grandchildren, David Motley (wife Kimberly) of Barry, Mrs. Allen (Mary Elaine) Nigg of Battle Creek, MI, Mrs. Scott (Lisa) Gard of Salina, KS, & Steven Motley of Wildwood, MO; 6 great-grandchildren, Ryan Lee Motley, Rachel Esther Motley both of Barry, Jacob and Morgan Nigg both of Battle Creek, MI, & Michael Scott Gard & Joseph Alan Gard of Salina, KS; & several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 2 sisters, Roberta Motley & Marjorie Woods; 3 brothers, Walter Motley, Tom Motley, and Hubert Motley. Woodrow farmed northwest of Rockport, and southeast of El Dara, for many years. He was a member of the New Hartford Christian Church and helped to build the Rockport Methodist Church and was a past member of the El Dara Methodist Church. He was very active in his community serving as a 4-H leader in El Dara and a member of the El Dara Masonic Lodge #388. He also served on the board of directors for Production Credit Association as well as the Samuel-Taylor Cemetery board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during W.W. II. Funeral services will be held 10 am Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the New Hartford Christian Church with Rev. Scott DeCamp and Bro. Robert Hammitt officiating. Burial will be in Samuel-Taylor Cemetery near Rockport, where graveside military rites will be conducted by Pittsfield American Legion Post #1040. Friends may call after 3 pm Friday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, where family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 pm. Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice of Pike County.
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SHAROLYN LEE MOUNTAIN , 76, of Perry, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born June 1,1936, in Pike County, Illinois, a daughter of William and Catherine Brooks Vose. She married Donald L. Mountain Dec. 29,1955, in Perry and he survives. She is also survived by four children, Craig Mountain (companion Penny Hendricks) of Mt. Sterling, Tab Mountain of Quincy, Gay Lynn Ivey of Perry, and Penny (husband John) Drake of Mt. Sterling; nine grandchildren, Trent and Cami Mountain, Jacob and Matthew Hendricks, Emilee Kitch, Colton Ivey, Lacey Brann and Addysen and Darian Drake; and two great-grandsons. Hunter Brann and Gunner Brann. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Mountain attended Chambersburg Grade School and graduated from Perry High School. She attended Gem City Business College in Quincy. She was a devoted member of Kingston Methodist Church where she played piano and served as treasurer. She enjoyed playing cards and making crafts. She truly loved attending activities of her grandchildren and especially enjoyed time spent with her greatgrandsons. She was also an advocate for special needs program at Transitions of Western Illinois and volunteered with Special Olympics. Funeral services were Thursday at Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Mark Dickerson officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery in Perry. Memorials were suggested to Adult D.D. Activity Fund through Transitions of Western Illinois.Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of arrangements.
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ALONZO MURPHY , died Friday, oldest son of John W. Murphy. Born 8 May 1856 in Fayette Co. IN; married 1880 Agnes Gorton.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [excerpt from Barry Adage, Thurs 9 Jan 1896, p7, c3]
Obituary for Agnes (Gorton) Murphy Smith

JOHN MURPHY , an old veteran, died last week Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Wakefield, in Pittsfield. He was an inmate of the Soldier's Home in Quincy until about three weeks ago. He was a member of Co. D., Ninety-ninth Ill. Vol. Inft. Deceased lived in Barry for many years with his daughter, whose husband was employed in The Adage office.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Thur. 23 Feb 1905, p5] [John W. Murphy, widower of Lucretia L. (Stevens), died 13 Feb 1905.]

LOWELL GLENN MURPHY , 92, of Kinderhook died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at the Barry Community Care Center. He was born May 16, 1917 in Hull to Glenn and Hazel Fitzgerald Murphy. He married Eva Gallaher VanOrder in Palmyra, Mo. in 1947, she preceded him in death in 1994. He was also preceded by his parents and a sister, Margaret Wichman. He is survived by a son, Michael Jan Murphy (wife Mardi) of Kinderhook; a stepdaughter, Deloris Scranton (husband John) of Quincy; a stepson, Richard VanOrder of Hemet, Calif; three grandsons, Todd Murphy (wife Melissa) of Payson, Christopher Murphy (wife Yvette) of Payson and Miles Murphy (wife Ruchelle) of Barry; four great- grandchildren, Aby Murphy, Kaity Murphy, Gage Murphy and Jacob Murphy; two step-great-grandchil­dren, Dustin and Duane Klingele. He proudly and patriotically served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1946 serving in Iceland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Italy. He was a heavy machine gunner in the 5th Infantry Division under Major General S. LeRoy Irwin. He was a brave sol­dier continuing his family's military heritage. He was a lifetime self-employed Pike County farmer. He was the Dekalb Pike County National Champion Farmer in 1950. He was the former Kinderhook Village Mayor, volunteer fire fighter and active in his community and politi­cal events. He served on numerous boards and committees. He enjoyed traveling and RVing in the West and Southern United States. He proudly lived and farmed in Pike County, proud to be an American, serving his country and loving his family. Private services were held Friday, March 20. Burial was at the Kinderhook Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Hull-Kinderhook Fire Dept.
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LUCRETIA (STEVENS) MURPHY , was born in Fayette county, Indiana, March 1, 1832, and died at home in Barry, Jan. 14, 1897. Her age at the time of her death was 64 years 10 months and 13 days. She was married to John W. Murphy Jan. 7, 1853, and moved to Pike county, Illinois, in 1859, and had been a resident of Barry since 1866. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom preceded her to the better world. She leaves a husband and two children--Mrs. Belle Wakefield and John Murphy--and three brothers and several grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the family residence on Saturday, January 16th...by Rev. W. N. Rutledge, and the interment was in the Barry cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne
[Barry Adage, Thurs, 21 Jan 1897] [Marriage recorded 8 Jan 1852 in Fayette Co, IN. vgb]

PRISCILLA MURPHY , 77, passed away Aug. 19, 2008 at her home in Liberty, MO. Priscilla was born on June 12, 1931 in Barry, the daughter of Eugene & Edna Bowers. She married Lloyd Murphy on Dec. 15, 1948. She was a nurse for many years working at several hospi­tals in the Kansas City area, end­ing at the VA Hospital in Kansas City, MO, in 1984. She was an avid book reader, loved crochet­ing, fishing, and collecting things. Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd in 1977, son DeWayne in 1995, and son Christopher in 2005. Survivors include sons, Steven (Gloria), and Brian (Janice) both of Liberty, MO; daughter-in-law, Sherri (Jeff) Power also of Liberty, MO; broth­er, Keith (Mary) Bowers of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Angela (Ron), Steven II, Dakota, Shawnna, Nicole, Christopher, Schrildia; and 13 great-grand­children; and many nieces and nephews.. Visitation was Sun. from 2 to 4 p.m. Services were Mon. at 11 a.m. at Church Archer Pasley Liberty, MO. Interment at Fair­view Cemetery in Liberty, MO
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RALPH MURPHY - Services Held Here for Ralph Murphy Former Barry Man. Mr. Ralph Murphy, 77, of Quincy, former Barry man, passed away suddenly Friday afternoon, September 5, 1958, at 2:30 o'clock in St. Mary Hospital. He had been a patient for only an hour after collapsing in a physician's office. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born at Barry January 29, 1881, he was the son of Anges Gorton and Alonzo Murphy. He attended school at Barry and was never married. For a time, he was employed in Barry at Bartholomew Brothers Poultry House. He left Barry as a young man and worked for a time in Chicago, going to Quincy some forty years ago. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, September 7, at 2:00 o'clock from the Lock Funeral Home, in charge of Dr. Robert Byler. Mrs. Roy Holton provided instrumental music. Interment was in Park Lawn Cemetery. Serving as casket-bearers were A. G. Crump, Ralph Peterson, Raymond Newman, Arnold Davis, George Staggs and Ralph Hays. Surviving are a brother, Glenn Murphy of Kinderhook; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Huff of Forest Park and Mrs. Lula Newman of Barry; and one niece and a nephew. A sister, Blanche Murphy, preceded him in death.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Wed. 10 Sep 1958]

ELINORE E. MUSGRAVE , 90, of Griggsville, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Elinore was born in rural Griggsville on Nov. 7, 1920, a daughter to Rhea M. and Agnes H. Bonnett Phillips. She married Loyd W. Musgrave Oct. 12, 1940, in Eolia, Mo. Loyd preceded her in death on July 4, 1980. In addition to being a homemaker and farm wife, Elinore worked for 22 years at Penstone Orchard in Griggsville. She was a member of the New Salem United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women, Pike County Home Extension and in earlier years she was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed sewing, embroidering, quilting, crafts, cooking and gardening. Elinore loved playing Bingo, working in and mowing her yard, gardening and attending the county fairs and watching her children show cattle. Elinore is survived by her son, Melvin (Cathy) Musgrave of Griggsville; and daughters, Kathryn (Joe) Ballard of Springfield and Elizabeth “Betty” (Don) Toepke of Griggsville. Nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren survive in addition to several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with the Rev. Al Laird and the Rev. David Kelly officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the Niebur Funeral Home. Interment was at West Cemetery in Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the New Salem United Methodist Church or Blessing Hospice of Pike County. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangemen
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LOYD W. MUSGRAVE - Services for Loyd W. Musgrave of Griggsville township were held at 2 p.m. July 7 in Skinner Funeral Home with Robert L. Hammitt conducting the service. Burial was in Pittsfield West Cemetery. Mr. Musgrave, 64 died Friday July 4, 1980 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Born Oct. 28, 1915 in Griggsville Township, he was a son of Charles W. and Ruby (Allen) Musgrave. He married Elinor Phillips in Eolia MO on Oct. 12, 1940 and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Ballard of Pittsfield and Mrs. Elizabeth Toepke of Griggsville; a son Melvin of Griggsville; seven grandchildren and three brothers, Arthur, Wilmott and Gail all of Pittsfield. Mr. Musgrave was a veteran of WW II and was a member of Griggsville American Legion Post 213, Pike County Farm Bureau and Pike County Port Producers. Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation.
Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hart Collection