Obituaries and Death Notices
of Sangamon County, Illinois

D - Surnames

Mary Davis
Illinois State Journal, June 25, 1943, page unknown, Springfield, IL
Mrs. Mary Davis Dies At Residence- Resided on East Laurel For 58 Years. Mrs. Mary Ann Davis, 89, of 2401 East Laurel street, died at 7 a.m. yesterday at her residence where she had resided for 58 years. Coming to this city from Othery, England, at the age of 23, she was married to John Garland Davis soon after her arrival. Her husband preceded her in death June 29, 1933. She was a member of Christ Episcopal church. Surviving are five sons and two daughters, all of this city; William, Samuel, Albert, Joseph and Edward Davis; Mrs. Frank Magruder and Mrs. Everhardt Heissinger. There are 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Bisch Memorial home and at 3:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal church. Rev. Jerry Wallace will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery. (Picture included) [Donated by Carla Leber]

Joseph Davis
Illinois State Journal, date and page unknown, Springfield, IL
Davis, Joseph (Rube) of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Springfield, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 1972, at St. John's Hospital, age 80. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Magruder and Mrs. Jenny Heissinger of Springfield; two brothers, Ed and William of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Veteran of World War I. Remains are at Staab Funeral Home, where friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until time of services there at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Alfred Council officiating. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. World War I Veterans Barracks No. 185 will have services at the grave. [Donated by Carla Leber]

Domingues De Frate
Domingues De Frates, aged 94 years and 4 months, died at 5:10 o clock yesterday morning (Dec. 25, 1907) at the family residence, 1110 East Miller Street. She was born in the Madeira Isles. In 1849, she came to this country with a party of religious refugees and made her home in the vicinity of Springfield, where she had since resided. She was the widow of Francisco De Frates, who died in 1866. She issurvived by three sons, John, Joseph and Phillip De Frates and two daughters, Miss Lizzie De Frates and Mrs. J. J. Vieria. Besides these, she is survived by twenty-three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral which was private was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the residence and at 2:30 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Portuguese church, Rev. A. P. Higley, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church officiated. Interment was made in Oak Ridge cemetery. The pallbearers were: Juluis Bringle, Ralph De Frates, Harry Wylder, Anderson De Frates, John Hopper and Oliver Whitmore.
[From "The Gathering of the Portuguese," by Eileen Gochanour; Submitted By: Glen Wykder]

James M. Deterding
James M. "Jim" Deterding, 83, of Springfield, and formerly of Bartlesville, Okla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at St. John's Hospital.
Jim was born in Bluffs Oct. 22, 1928, the son of the Rev. John and Salome (Schwagmeyer) Deterding. He proudly served his country in the Signal Corp during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He married Matha A. Christiansen in Chicago on Feb. 10, 1951, and she survives.
He is also survived by his son, Christopher (wife, Patti) Deterding of Annapolis, Md.; his daughter, Emilie (husband, Steve) Sine of McGaheysville, Va.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers George of Clearmont, Fla., Walter of Middleton, Wis., and Roland (wife, Pat) of Bloomington; also two sisters, Emily Winkelman of Virginia and Betty (husband, Duane) Beringer of Honolulu; 23 nieces and nephews; and many grand and great-grandnieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Timothy James Deterding; two brothers, the Rev. John and Paul; and two sisters, Lorna Deterding and Doris Deterding.
He was an electrical engineer by profession. He retired in 1993 as the director of the National Institute of Petroleum and Energy Research in Bartlesville, Okla. He was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, LCMS in Bartlesville, Okla. He was very active and committed to the Lutheran Mission Society in Baltimore, serving as a board member. Jim and his family were very active with the Association for Retarded Citizens for over 50 years.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Concordia Village Chapel (on the campus of Concordia Village) 4101 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, IL. Chaplain Jonathon Vierkant will officiate. The family will receive friends in the chapel beginning at 2 p.m.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Mary Emma Dodge
Died – In this city, on the 25th inst., Mary Emma, infant daughter of Rev. Henry W. and Abigail Dodge, aged one year and seven days. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, September 3, 1841]

Augusta D. Doge

Died in Springfield, on the 24th ult., Mrs. Augusta D., consort of Rev. J. V. Doge. [Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) February 7 1856 - Submitted by N. Piper]

Albert Doty
At Springfield, IL., on Sunday last, Albert Doty, a young man about 25 years of age, committed suicide.
[Source: Dated 2 Oct 1873, Pioneer Times. Oct. 1987, Vol 11, No 4. Typed by Joanne Scobee Morgan]

Mary Dresser
Died – Suddenly of scarlet fever, at Alexandria, Huntington county, Pa., while journeying with her mother, Mary, infant daughter of Rev. C. Dresser of this city, aged 12 months. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, June 11, 1841]

Samuel J. Drumeller

Samuel J. Drumeller, 78, of Cantrall, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 7:37 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Boonville, Mo., Oct. 10, 1932, the son of Clarence "Ted" and W. Frances Dawson Drumeller. He was a graduate of Boonville High School, and earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Sam married the former Twila Renfrow in Boonville, Mo., on Aug. 24, 1956, and she preceded him in death July 16, 2006. His parents also preceded him in death. He retired in 1995 as the Aministrative Services Supervisor with CIPS after over 36 years of service. He attended First Baptist Church in Mattoon, was a member of the Jaycee's, the Elks Club, and was very active as a volunteer at the Animal Protective League. Surviving are his children, Tilitha (husband, Jamie) Shawgo of Springfield, Dell (wife, Janene) Drumeller of White Hall and Wayne (fiancee Ella Jernigan) Drueller of Smithboro; and also six grandchildren, Jenifer (husband, Mark) Butler, Amber (husband, Tim) Wright and Sam, Dan, Chris and Mike Drumeller. Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Road, where visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charlie Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery with military honors provided by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


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