Obituaries and Death Notices
of Sangamon County, Illinois
B - Surnames
Anthony Chris Bader
Anthony Chris Bader, 33, of Springfield died Sept. 23  at St. John's Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1961, in Canton, the son of Billy Burke and Helen B. Heffren Bader. Mr. Bader was co-owner and vice president of Bader Elevator and Co. He also worked as a hairstylist in his own business, Anthony B's and was a former model for Nieman Marcus. He was a member of 4-H. Survivors: mother, Helen Bader of Macomb; sister, Maria Lillard of Dallas City; and a niece. Remains were cremated. Private family services were held. Bisch and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register]
Peoria - Anthony Chris Bader, 33, of Springfield, formerly of Peoria, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 1994, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born Jan. 1, 1961, in Canton to Billy Burke and Helen B. Heffren Bader. Surviving are his mother of Macomb; and one sister, Maria Lillard of Dallas City. He was preceded in death by one brother. He was the co-owner and vice president of Bader Elevator & Co. He was a hair stylist and owner of Anthony B's and was a former model for Nieman-Marcus. He was a member of the 4-H. Cremation has been accorded. Private family services will be held. Bisch & Son Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements. [Peoria Journal Star, Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]
Rosemary Bailey, 84, of Sherman, and formerly of Pawnee, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Villa West. She was born June 6, 1927, in Springfield, the daughter of Louis and Agnes Murphy Gatton. She married George Bailey on Jan. 8, 1949, he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, James; and one brother, Donald. Rosemary was a registered nurse for St. John's Labor and Delivery for 40 years. She was a member of St. John's Samaritans and belonged to St. John's Retirees and Horizons. Surviving her are four sons, John (Debbie) of Jacksonville and their twin children, Courtney and Cailean, Donald (Kris) of Springfield and their children, Andrea and Michelle, Ronald (Debbie) of Sherman and their children, Josh, Jeremy and Jenna, and Carroll (Nancy) of Coloma, Mich., and their children, Kyle and Laura; two daughters, Mary (Stewart) Mitchell of Lincoln, Calif., and Patti Bailey of Gardnerville, Nev.; one great-grandson, Brycen; one sister, Joanne Vangeison of Springfield; two brothers, Patrick (Barb) Gatton of Lakewood, N.J. and Joe (LuAnn) Gatton of Edwardsville; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon. Additional visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Pawnee. Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
"BARNES, MRS. WILLIAM – Of Athens, died in Springfield hospital at 1:30 a.m. Sept. 17, 1935, aged 53. Survived by husband; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Richardson, Petersburg; Mary and Wanda, at home; one son, Billy. Funeral services at Mott & Son funeral home, Athens, 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Walter Harding officiating. Interment in West Cemetery. [Illinois State Journal, 9-18-1935, p. 16., Donated by Carla Leber]
Darlene V. Becker
Darlene V. Becker, 68, of New Berlin, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born June 24, 1943, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Wayne G. and M. Jean Doolin Thompson. She married William R. Becker on Nov. 24, 1963, at the Alexander United Methodist Church in Alexander, and he survives. She is also survived by five children, Orlinda (companion, Scott Speckhart) Deweese of Auburn, Chris (wife, Kate) Becker of Oakford, Kevin (wife , Amy) Becker of New Berlin, Brett (fiancee, Renee Hish) Becker of Pleasant Plains and Amy (husband, Gene) Shoemaker of New Berlin; five grandchildren, Braiden Becker, Noah Deweese, Connor Becker, Brodie Becker and Maycee Shoemaker; and one sister, Delores (husband, Larry) Hoots of Winchester. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Clay Becker; and one son-in-law, John Deweese. Mrs. Becker was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. As a dedicated wife, she supported her husband in his farm operation and caring for their family. She was a loving and caring mother whose joy was multiplied as her family grew. As a grandmother, she cherished her grandchildren and the time she spent with them. She was an active member of Berlin Christian Church and enjoyed meeting with her bunco girls. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Williamson Funeral Home. The family will meet friends from 1-4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Committal services will be private. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Neville Blakemore Beerup
Neville Blakemore Beerup passed on July 20, 1946 at the age of 85. He was married to Rosa Bell Steidley in August of 1897. Neville parents were Thomas and Sinia Neale Beerup of Chatham, Sangamon County, Illinois. Neville's grandfather was Colonel Thomas M. Neale, father of Neville's mother, Sinia Neale. Neville and Rosa had six children. [Date: July 1946, Unknown newspaper, Submitted By: Dorothy Babiak]
Thomas Beerup, an old and highly respected citizen of this county, residing near Glenarm, died on the 26th last at the ripe age of 72. He was born Sept 17, 1812 in Canandagua, Canda, N. Y. and came to this county June 3, 1840. He is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Sinai A. Neale, and to whom he was married July 26, 1842, and his son Thomas N., prominent among stock raisers of this county, and his daughter, Mrs. Hallie E. Winslow, wife of Edward Winslow residing at 529 Doyle Avenue, this city, and also his youngest son, Neville B., who resides with his mother at the late resident of the deceased. Mr. Beerup was of the Baptist faith, anda long member of the Baptist Church of Chatham, his old home. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, was wed to his home and its comforts, and was strictest integrity in all his business transactions. In politics he was a Republican, but not of the partisan type. He has served a long and useful life in shop and he has been a patient sufferer for many years though lingering at his post of duty until two months since he has been a bed patient and received thereafter the tender care of loving hands. The funeral services were yesterday at Chatham were conducted by Rev W. J. Chapin, pastor of the Baptist Church of that village, and the remains were conveyed to the Chatham Cemetery at 3 o'clock P.M. where they now lie. His many friends at his home and in this city deeply sympathize with the bereaved. [Springfield Jouranal, March 29, 1891 - Dororthy Kuntzmann Babiak]
Myrus D. Beggs
The State Journal- Register, July 21, 2000
Springfield-- Myrus Dean Beggs, 65, of Springfield died Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at his residence.
He was born July 11, 1935, in Vienna, the son of Isaac Arizona and Matilda Jane Gore Beggs. He married Donna M. Mulcahy in 1953. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Dean Beggs.
Mr. Beggs, a resident of Cypress and Springfield most of his life, was co-owner and operator of Booth and Beggs Excavating Co. for 35 years. He was a member of First Church of God. Survivors: wife, Donna M., a daughter, Pamela (husband, Richard) Bumgardner, of Dawson; two sons, Robert (wife Bobbi) Beggs of Springfield, and Ronald (wife Toni) Beggs of Riverton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna (husband Raymond) Booth; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services; 11 a.m. Monday, Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. Jonathan Grubbs officiating. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, near Riverton. [Submitted By: Gloria Gore]
Joan Leslie Bengel
Joan Leslie Bengel, 55, of Jacksonville, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born June 28, 1955, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Marjory Furguson Dalton. She married George R. Bengel on June 20, 1982, in Hazel Crest, and he survives. Joan is also survived by two children, Norman Bengel of Chicago and Lindsay Bengel of Jacksonville; her mother, Marjory Dalton of Homewood; one sister, Claudia (husband, James) Barnick of Homewood, and her children Andrew, Charles and Peter; her mother-in-law, Jane Bengel of Duluth, Ga.; sister-in-law, Marian (husband, Daniel) Miller of Duluth, Ga., and her children Grace and Kendal; and brother-in-law, David (wife, Belinda) Bengel of Morgan Hill, Calif., and his children Robert, Evelyn and Mark. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Dalton; and her father-in-law, Robert Bengel. A graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Joan received a Bachelor of English degree from MacMurray College and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She taught high school English and Drama at Ashland, Dwight and Ursuline Academy high schools. She was also the Director of Alumni Affairs at MacMurray College for several years. She served as an adoption specialist for DCFS. The last 13 years of her career were spent as director and teacher of First Presbyterian Pre-School in Jacksonville until her retirement in 2010. Joan loved planning special events with her family and friends. She fought a courageous three and a half year battle with cancer and she never wavered from her determination to participate in every event, activity, or family gathering. A theatre minor in college, Joan was active with the Jacksonville Theatre Guild and performed in "Oklahoma" and "Annie". She also enjoyed singing with the Jacksonville Symphony Society and the First Presbyterian Church Choir, and directing the church's Cherub Choir. Joan served as president of the Jacksonville Association for Music. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 870 W. College Avenue in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Private interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Doris Inabel Bergschneider
Doris Inabel Bergschneider, 76, of Waverly, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. She was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Literberry, the daughter of Oliver and Mabel Johnson Lindsey. She married Harold Fanning and later married John "Jack" Bergschneider, and he survives. She is also survived by three children, Brenda Fanning and Ronald Fanning, both of South Jacksonville and Brandon (wife, Angie) Bergschneider of Waverly; four grandchildren, Veronica Fanning of Springfield, Alexandria Carpenter of Franklin and Lainey Bergschneider and Leo Bergschneider, both of Waverly; one great-grandson, Eli Blankenship; two sisters, Christine Bowman and Faye (husband, Bob) Brown, both of Jacksonville; two brothers, Wayne (wife, Phyllis) Lindsey of Literberry and Kenneth (wife, Peggy) Lindsey of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett Lindsey (surviving wife, Marge of South Jacksonville) and Earl Lindsey (surviving wife, Helen of Jacksonville) and one half brother, Glenn Lindsey. Mrs. Bergschneider was a homemaker and had worked at Hertzberg-New Method Book Bindery for many years. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Williamson Funeral Home. The family will meet friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Ronald A. Beyers
Ronald A. "Alex" Beyers, 50, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Manchester, N.H., died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at home surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 10, 1960, in Pana, the son of Ronald D. and Joan C. Gruber Beyers. Alex is survived by his parents of Jacksonville; five sisters, Susan (husband, Greg) Weddle of Pana, Nancy (husband, Scott) Landes of Alton, Mary (husband, Phil) Sellers of Amherst, N.H., Cecily (husband, Steve) Neill of Normal and Leslie (husband, Chris) Terwische of Jacksonville; 13 nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Alex was a 1978 graduate of Routt Catholic High School and attended Illinois College and Western Illinois University. He managed the delicatessen of Hannaford's Super Market in Bedford, N.H., prior to returning to Jacksonville. He attended St. Joseph's Cathedral in Manchester, N.H., and was a member of the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville. Alex had a great love for music and was accomplished on both the keyboard and organ. He loved everything from rock and roll to classical music. He had played in local rock bands in both Jacksonville and Manchester, N.H. Alex had been an organist for the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville. He preferred vinyl LPs over digital music, and had an extensive collection of albums. He loved antiques and old cars, especially Volvos and Jaguars, and collected arrowheads, marbles, rocks and antique flags. He was a skilled gardener. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Calvary Cemetery in Pana. Friends may call after noon on Wednesday at the Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, where the family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
W. H. Bingham
ENGINEER'S BINGHAM KILLED
Springfield - The Wabash Cannon Ball derailed and the engineer fatally injured.
Engineer W. H. Bingham, of Springfield, was at the throttle of the locomotive drawing the west-bound Wabash Cannon Ball passenger train on its run on Thursday night. Early yesterday morning, when the train was some sixteen miles west of Hannibal, the locomotive struck a horse, the force of the shock throwing the locomotive off the track and derailing the train. The fireman, Frank Majer, jumped and saved his life. Bingham went down with his engine and was fatally injured, dying three hours later. He was a son of Cook Bingham, of the Bingham House, Springfield (himself known to every railroader in this part of the country), and was thirty years of age. He leaves a wife. The remains were taken to Springfield last night.
Bingham alternated run between Springfield and Quincy and Springfield and Moberly. As a mark of the respect in which he was held-there is no more popular man on the road then he was - the Wabash locomotives have been appropriately draped.
(Source: The Quincy Daily Herald, Feb. 1, 1890. Submitted by Debbie Lee)
Died, In this city, on Sunday the 6th inst., after a short illness, [?] E. Bloxan, aged 45, formerly of Philadelphia. Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Wednesday, August 9, 1854
Alvin R. Boggs
Alvin R. Boggs, 75, of Pawnee, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 7:49 a.m. at his residence. He was born June 17, 1936, in Illiopolis, the son of Arthur Jr. and Florine (Shields) Boggs. He married Margaret L. Nash on June 1, 1956, in Edinburg, where they lived for nine years. He is survived by his spouse, Margaret L. Boggs; sons, Brian and Raymond Boggs, both of Waverly, and David (Stacey) Boggs of Aoworth, Ga.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Quincy (Shari) Boggs of Edinburg; and an aunt, uncle, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Mr. Boggs was a farmer and retired homebuilder. He was a member of Grace Memorial Church of Edinburg and the Springfield Home Builder's Association, serving as a secretary for many years. He was an owner of several rental properties. He loved farming, and continued farming after he retired from home construction. Visitation will be today from 10-11 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, with burial at Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee. Pastor Ken Lawson will officiate. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Lois M. Bourne
Lois M. Bourne, 83, of Pawnee, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Riverton, the daughter of Fred and Leah Prater Oliver. Lois married Leo Bourne in 1958, in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2007. Lois spent years playing music with her father in the Prairie Pioneers and continued playing her mandolin for several years. Surviving are one daughter, Vicki Thompson of Springfield; three sons, Marc (Marla) Bourne of Divernon, Randy (Mickey) Bourne of Auburn and Rod (Kimberly) Bourne of Pawnee; eight grandchildren, Sherra, Aaron, Amanda, Rylie, Caleb, Avery, Mason and Reese; four great-grandchildren, Derek, Jared, Clayton and Zoey; one brother, Jim Oliver of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Sue Oliver; several nieces; and one nephew. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Vonck officiating. Burial will be at Brush Creek Cemetery in Divernon. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Emma Bridges was born in Kentucky in 1830. The family came to Sangamon County Illinois is 1835 and in 1854 the deceased was married to Henry Trumbo. Amid the hardship's privations of the new country a home was hewn out. Henry Trumbo was a hardworking, honest, God fearing man, a kind affectionate husband and tender father. The wife was most faithful helpmate and unselfish mother. To such men and women, citizens of this country are largely indebted. All who knew Mr. and Mrs. Trumbo were made better by their association. Their home is one where love and religion ruled supremely. For at least forty years eager eyes grew joyful at the weekly visits of the Christian standard with its news of the kingdom advanced. Fifteen lonely children found in this home love and care. Two nieces, Mrs. Leaverton of Rutland CA and Miss Alice Southwick, deceased, who thought this home as their own. After husband and wife had lived as one for more than half of the century of 57 years, the husband departed to better land. Six months later, lacking eight days the wife bade this earthly home good-bye, and joined the loved ones in the other world. As Mr. Trumbo had been the last of his father's family to pass beyond so Mrs. Trumbo is the last of 12 children to answer to call to the world beyond. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alma Hutchins of Loami and Mrs. Emma F. Megredy of Chatham together with Walter Bridges of Omaha NE, who was loved as a son is thought of as a brother... revere the memory of this good woman together with innumerable host of friends. Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 PM from the residents Rev. Zerly of Eureka college officiating. Internment was made in Sulfur Springs Cemetery in the Loami. [Donated by Steve Trumbo]
James R Broderick
James R Broderick 84, of Springfield died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Memorial Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Nov. 23, 1903 in East St. Louis, the son of the late Charles F. and Mabel Hardy Broderick. He married Blanche Huffer in 1927. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Broderick.
Mr. Broderick was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served on the board of trustees and pulpitcommittee, and was an elder. He was an officer and active member of a number of civic, business and governing bodies, including Rotary International, Lions International, various civic clubs, school board, Electric Energy Inc., American Gas Council, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, YMCA, SCADA, USGA Greens Committee, Memorial Medical Center, Sangamo Club, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Illini Country Club and the Desert Forest Country Club in Carefree, Arizona. He also was a member of the Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity and Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity. A resident of Sringfield since 1926, Mr. Broderick became associated with Central Illinois Public Service Co. in 1926 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. Retiring in 1968 from CIPS, Mr. Broderick had served as vice president, director from 1953 to 1974, and also had held various other positions with the company at Marion, Jerseyville, Canton, Macomb and Springfield. He also served as a director of the Marine Bank of Springfield. Surviving are his wife, Blanche; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Suzanne) Berube of Bishop, Calif.; one son, Charles Richard Broderick of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Helen) Haeckel of Richmond Heights, Mo.; one brother, Robert L. Broderick of Belleville; one niece; three nephews and several cousins. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Kay officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. [State Journal Register, 01/02/1988 - Sub. by FoFG]
Wilford Brooks Dies Of Industrial Accident Injuries
Wilford E. "Will" Brooks, 43, of 1318 E. Sixth, died at 8:07 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield shortly after he was admitted with injuries suffered in an accident at Bond Aluminum and Brass Corporation here, where he was a foreman.
According to Sangamon County Coroner Norman Richter, Mr. Brooks was pierced in the chest by a piece of steel which catapulted off a machine or from some operation near where he was working. The obstacle lodged in his heart.
The accident happened at 6 p.m. Mr. Brooks was taken to the emergency room at Beardstown Hospital and then was transferred to St. John's Hospital.
An inquest is pending, the coroner said.
Mr. Brooks was born in Beardstown on April 14, 1934, a son of Miles and Alta Clark Brooks. He married LeAnn Spoon in Beardstown May 22, 1954.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Brent Eugene at home; one daughter, Mrs. Danny (Beth) Miller of Beardstown; one grandchild; his parents of rural Chandlerville; three brothers, Merle of Beardstown, Delbert of Bath and Floyd of Springfield, and one sister, Mrs. Louis (Margie) Arenz of Orlando, Fla. One brother preceded him in death.
A member of First Christian Church in Beardstown, Mr. Brooks served as a deacon on the church board. He had been a member of the Illinois National Guard. He was employed part-time by McGovern and Sons, contractors. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cline Funeral Home here. The Rev. Charles Gaston will officiate, and burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. The family will receive callers at the residence.
[Peoria Journal Star, Aug. 19?? (unreadable) - Transcribed by Candi Horton]
Alice Brown - Davenport
Mrs. Alice Brown -Davenport died, Tuesday, April 27,1909, at the family residence in Berlin, Illinois after a an illness of but a few hours of apoplexy, Mrs. Alice Davenport, aged 53 years, 7 months and 19 days. Mrs. Davenport was born in Adams County, Illinois. June 8,1858 and was married on April 12,1872, to Adolphus Davenport in Hancock County, Illinois. To this union eight children were born. six sons and two daughters namely: William H. of Chicago, Willard of Bradfordton, Illinois, Clarence of St Louis, Missouri, Roy and Maurice of Berlin, Illinois. Ella (Pinkey) E. Smith of Scranton, Iowa and Mrs. Fred (Carrie) Fagan of Springfield, Illinois. She is also survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs Ella Cronder of Oklahoma and Mrs Sophia Odbean of Missouri. The funeral will be held at the Christian Church at Berlin, Illinois, Friday afternoon April 30, at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. J.W. Bolton, conducting the service. Interment at The Berlin cemetery. [Daily Illinois State Register, 28 Apr 1909; Sub. by Betty Peters, "this is my grandmother"]
Ronald W. Brown
Date: 1997, unknown newspaper
Submitted By: Gloria Gore
Ronald W. Brown, of Springfield died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Memorial Medical Center, age 60, He was born June 7, 1937, in Vienna, the son of Hubert W. and Vivian R. Beggs Brown. He married Shirley M. Jones. Mr. Brown was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation for 20 years and was a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Shirley M., two sons, Ronald W. Brown Jr. of Springfield and Rick W. Brown of Hopedale; three daughters, Vickey Roach and Kim Brown, both of Springfield and Karen Armour of Talula; eight grandchildren; mother, Vivian McGill of Springfield; two sisters, Betty Fraze of Goodyear, Ariz. and Donna K. Alama of Camp Verde, Ariz; and several nieces and nephews. Remains are at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen St. where friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997., with services there at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, the Rev. James Fox officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park
Jane Robertson Bruner
Jane Robertson Bruner, 97, of Springfield, and formerly of Pleasant Plains, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. She was born Nov. 3, 1913, north of Alexander, the daughter of John Wesley and Katie Pyatt Robertson. She married Wilbur E. Bruner Jr. on June 19,1936, in Bowling Green, Mo., and he preceded her in death July 31, 2000. Mrs. Bruner is survived by two sons, Wilbur R. (wife Betty) Bruner of Augusta, Ga., and James P. (wife, Kaye) Bruner of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, Robert W. (wife, Jeanne) Bruner of Jacksonville, James W. (wife, Shirley) Bruner and Susan J. (husband, Tyler) Cormeny, both of Springfield, David R. (wife Angie) Bruner of Jacksonville, Stewart R. (wife, Becky) Bruner of Mesa, Ariz., John Scott Bruner of Hilton Head, S.C., and Gretchen (husband, Cody) Keneson and Andrew W. Bruner, both of Augusta, Ga.; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lousie Cheatham. Mrs. Bruner attended school in a one-room school house north of Alexander and later graduated from Jacksonville High School. She attended Passavant School of Nursing and became a Licensed Practial Nurse but delayed her career in order to stay home and raise her family. When she returned to nursing at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, it was in the role of a nurse's aide. By the time of her retirement, she was the Head Nurse of Rehabilitation Floor 3-B at the hospital. Following retirement, Mrs. Bruner enjoyed spending the winter months in Carmel, Calif., and traveling the world with her husband. She enjoyed tending her garden and was an expert bridge player. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Pleasant Plains. Friends may call from 2 p.m until the time of visitation from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Mr. James Bryant (an extra t: his name was James Hervey Bryan), a well known citizen of Springfield, and a gallant soldier, died yesterday, after an illness of several days. Mr. Bryan was Color Sergeant of the One Hundred and Fourteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during the war, and was wounded at the second battle of Nashville in eleven different places, in fact, nearly shot to pieces. He recovered, but has been in feeble health in consequence of these wounds for several years. He was about 50 years of age and leaves a wife, but no children. [Illinois State Journal, 4/23/1880; Sub. by J. Ramirez]
Charles M. Butler
Died in Springfield, on Sunday the 5th inst., Charles Milton, son of Preston and Catharine M. Butler – aged 8 years and 8 months. [Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) September 18 1856 - Submitted by N. Piper]