Obituaries and Death Notices
of Sangamon County, Illinois
M - Surnames
Joyce Elizabeth Mackenroth
Joyce Elizabeth Mackenroth, 91, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at her home. She was born July 10, 1920, in Jacksonville, to George and Georgia (Christison) Schildman. She married George E. "Barney" Mackenroth of Springfield on Sept. 4, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1988. Surviving are two children, Donald (Patricia) Mackenroth of Mountain View, Calif., and Linda (David) Lingle of Lake Forest Park, Wash.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Lingle; and one sister, Harriett Spink of Peoria. Joyce was also preceded in death by her brother, William Schildman of Jacksonville. Joyce grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1938, where she was an exceptional student who designed and executed all of the artwork for the yearbook. After marriage, she accompanied her husband to Fayetteville, N.C., where he was stationed in the Army before going overseas during World War II. After the war, the couple moved back to live in Springfield, and later in Greenville and Alton. Joyce was an accomplished artist and painter, working in the media of oil, water color, and pen and ink. While in Greenville, she was active in a program to decorate downtown store windows for Halloween, and she baked and decorated cakes for local restaurants. She enjoyed reading, especially about foreign countries, economics and politics. She loved animals, and raised many dogs, cats, wild rabbits, a group of sparrow hawks and an opossum, feeding many of the infants from an eyedropper or a doll-size baby bottle. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Private burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Springfield, IL]
Died – In this city, this morning, Lydia, aged 16, daughter of Mr. Wm. H. Marsh. Funeral to-morrow morning at ten o'clock from 2d Presbyterian church.
Noah McGraw Mason
Taken from the Auburn Citizen
Noah McGraw Mason Meets Tragic Death
Was a Former Auburn Boy With a Host of Friends Who Mourn His Departure. Noah McGraw Mason, son of David and Mariah McGraw Mason, was born June 24th 1884 at the old home two and one half miles north of Auburn, Illinois, died Nov. 11, 1915, aged 31 years, 4 months and 17 days. At the age of fourteen, he moved with his parents to Henagar, Alabama. Here he attended school for one year and then began teaching, and taught for two years in the public schools of his adopted State. For the next three years he held various positions of trust with several companies. For the past ten years he has been in the employ of the railroads, mostly as a switchman. His last location was in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was in the employ of the Kansas City Terminal Railroad Co. His death occurred November 11th, 1915, from an accident received a few hours previous while performing his regular duties. Deceased was a man well liked and respected both by his fellow employees and his employers, who always found him aat his post of duty. He was ever willing and ready to help those who were in need. Kindness was the rule of his life. This was a parental inheritance as well as a cultivated gift. He was a great reader and loved his books. Wisdom to him was worth the finding. It could not be bought or sold, but a Divine gift to him who seeks his light. The Bible to him was a cherished Book in whose light he said in the last conscious moment, "Tell my people all is well." He held membership in the Eagles, Knights of Phythias and was an active member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He is survived by his father and mother; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Ware and Miss Grace, also two brothers, Charles and LEslie. One sister, Mary, preceded him in death, sixteen years ago last April. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in this city at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, Rev. Lawrence preaching a very impressive sermon fromt he 119 Psalm, 9 verses. The pall bearers were F.O. Lorton, J. Will Hederick, Louis Barnes, Earl Faust, Nona Beechley and Ellhu Stout. Interment was made in the Auburn cemetery.
Margaret "Margo" Vaughan Marks
Died: June 27, 1991 - State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 28, 1991, Page: 36
Margaret Marks Margaret "Margo" Vaughan Marks, 75, of Springfield died Saturday in Evanston. She was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Greenville, the daughter of Schuyler B. and Margaret Vaughan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Marks. Mrs. Marks was a 1933 graduate of Greenville High School and attended Louisiana State University. A resident of Springfield since 1937, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, serving with the Two by Two Class and the Methodist Women and Circle. She was employed as administrative assistant at Lanphier High School until 1974. Surviving are one son, Richard V. Marks of Evanston; one daughter Mrs. Robert (Marcia) Brixius of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Melville Vaughan of Monroe, La., Schuyler Vaughan Jr. of Florida, and Leslie Vaughan of Champaign. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. July 6 at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Nichols officiating. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. - [Donated by Sarah Hemp]
Lucille C. Maxfield
Funeral services for Miss Lucille C. Maxfield, former city school teacher who died in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 29, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Thomas C. Smith’s Sons funeral home. Rev. Harry M. Davis will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and to time of services tomorrow. Miss Maxfield was a city teacher for 28 years. She had been in California since last June. [The Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, February 6, 1953]
Nancy Jane Maxfield
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Jane Maxfield, mother of Lucille Maxfield, teacher in the Springfield high school, will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the residence of a son, John A. Maxfield, 900 South Fifth street. Rev. LaVerne Taylor officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery. [The Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Wednesday, February 11, 1925]
John W. McCarty
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 3, 1999
PEORIA, Ariz. - John W. McCarty, 89, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Springfield, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Sun Health Hospice, Peoria, Ariz.
He was born Nov. 13, 1909, in Arcola. He was preceded in death by a son, John J. McCarty.
Mr. McCarty retired in 1972 from the Illinois Department of Highways, where he was employed for 42 years as a civil engineer. He was a resident of Springfield until 1987 when he moved to Arizona, a 65-year member of Arcola Masonic Lodge 4963 AF&AM, 60-year member of Danville Scottish Rite Masons, member of Ansar Temple Shriners in Springfield, charter member of Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, past president of Illinois Retired State Employees Association and a member of Laurel United Methodist Church in Springfield.
Survivors: two grandchildren; and two sisters, Josephine M. Clark and Laura C. Palmberg, both of Sun City West, Ariz.
Graveside services for Mr. McCarty and his son will be at 10 a.m. Saturday March 13 at Tuscola Cemetery.
Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel in Sun City West, Ariz., is in charge of arrangements.
[Submitted by Sara Hemp]
In Rochester, Sangamon County, Ill., on the 22d instant, Mr. James McDowell, aged about 40. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, March 26, 1841]
Bernard P. McGill
The State Journal-Register, April 8, 1995
Bernard P. McGill, 76, of Springfield died Friday at his residence. He was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Springfield, the son of Patrick and Jane Maloney McGill. He married Dorothy Zake in January 1941; she died in 1977. He married Vivian R. Beggs Brown in 1978.
Mr. McGill had been a lifelong resident of Springfield. He was a machine operator for Sangamo Electric, had been a laborer for Pillsbury Mills for 10 years and worked for the laborers Local No. 477 for 20 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. Aloysius Church. He was a lifetime member of the DAV Hall Hagler Chapter 15, Knights of Columbus Council No. 364 and Labor's Local No. 477. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. Survivors: wife, Vivian R., two step-daughters, Betty Fraze of Goodyear, Ariz; a stepson, Ronald W Brown of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn J. Holland of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are pending at Staab Funeral Home.
[Submitted By: Gloria Gore]
Lucille O. McHenry
Lucille O. McHenry, 91, of Springfield, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Heritage Health Care in Springfield. She was born on March 23, 1920, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Ben and Rose Smith Oliver. She married Arthur L. McHenry, and he preceded her in November 1986. Lucille was a member of the Mechanicsburg Christian Church. She owned and operated with her husand two grocery stores in Springfield from 1948-1958. They later opened a meat market in the Roby, Mechanicsburg and Bolivia area, serving many communities until 1979. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Marie Hisle. Lucille is survived by her two daughters, Janet Rigdon (James) of Sherman and Betty Deane of Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Oliver (Pat) of Jacksonville; and eight nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Reverend John Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Died – In this county, October 7th, Mr. Lewis M'Kinnie, aged 74 years; a few days since, Thomas Jones, Esq., aged about 70 years – both formerly of Kentucky, and most valuable citizens. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, November 12, 1841]
Mary L. Meyer
Mary L. Meyer, 81, of Springfield, and formerly of Ashland, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Charles Frederick and Mary Lucille Ryan Wallbaum. She married Lloyd W. Meyer on June 27, 1953, in Alexander, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2000. She is survived by two sons, Charles A. Meyer (wife, Marcia) of Indianapolis, and Dale E. Meyer (wife, Elaine) of Ashland; six daughters, Elizabeth Evans (husband, Tom) of Tulsa, Okla., Dorothy Greer (husband, Rick) of Divernon, Martha Hannel (husband, Robert) of Pleasant Plains, Kathleen George (husband, Michael) of Springfield. Sharon Hindt (husband, Terry) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Teresa Williams (husband, Fred) of Dublin, Ga.; 16 grandchildren: three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Wallbaum of Franklin and Frederick Wallbaum (wife Phyllis) of Franklin; two sisters, Catherine Ryan of Jacksonville and Helen Bergschneider (husband, Tom) of Franklin; a sister-in-law, Nellie Meyer Rector of Springfield; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter; and a nephew. Mrs. Meyer was the salutatorian of the Class of 1948 at Routt High School in Jacksonville and attended Joliet College. She was employed four years at the Illinois Department of Revenue, 17 years with Franklin Life Insurance Company, and seven years with Brandt Chemical prior to her retirement. She was a former member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and more recently a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Springfield. She was a member of the Red Hat Club, the Craft Club at Christ the King Parish, and the Altar & Rosary Society at St. August ine Parish. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ashland, with burial at St. Augustine Cemetery in Ashland. The family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the church in Ashland where prayer services will be conducted at 4:45 p.m. today. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Bernard T. Midden
Date: Aug. 1891
Died at 3:30 am August 30 ,1891. Bernard Midden, corner Cook and Spring streets, aged 65 years and 6 days.
Mr Midden was born in Germany. He came to this country in 1836 and located in Sangamon County, where he since resided, he was an industrious and upright citizen and his death will be mourned by a large circle of friends.
The funeral will take place Tuesday from the residence of his son Henry Midden at 8:30 am and at 9 am, from SS Peter and Paul's Church, Rev. A. J. Penartz officiating.
[Submitted By: Peggy A Hughes]
Date: April 1893
Midden - Died at his residence, corner of Cook and Spring streets, Friday, March 31, at 8 pm of erysipelas, Henry Midden, aged 40 years.
He was an old resident in the city, having been in the grocery business on the corner of Spring and Cook streets for over sixteen years. He was a well known citizen, honored and respected by all the many friends who knew him. The sorrowing family have the heartfelt sympathy of all. He was ill but a little over two weeks. Those who mourn his departure are his wife, Anna K Midden, two daughters, Rosa and Maggie, and six sons, Joseph F., William, George, Henry, Norman and John Midden. Mr Midden was a candidate for assistant supervisor on the democratic ticket for re-election this spring. His death will create a vacancy. In his public and private life, he was a exemplary man and the community will feel keenly his loss.
The funeral notice will be given later. [Submitted By: Peggy A Hughes]
Died – In Pittsfield, Mass. A few weeks since, Benjamin Mills, Esq., late a citizen of this State, aged 46 years. His complaint was consumption. He died in the full assurance of the Christian's hope. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, July 2, 1841]
Died – In Sangamon County, Ill. on the 9th instant of inflammation of the bowels, Mr. Amos Moore, aged 45, late of Hacket's town, New Jersey. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, November 19, 1841]