Stark County Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices

Charles Henry Imes

Peoria Journal-Transcript, 1942

Charles Henry IMES, 74 years old, 309 East Forrest Hill ave., died at 9:50 o'clock last night at St. Francis hospital following a brief illness. He was a former employee of the Journal-Transcript. Mr. IMES was born in Bradford, Illinois, May 5, 1868, the son of Thomas and Cynthia IMES. He married Miss Bertha L. JORDAN at Bradford, Illinois, April 23, 1899. Mr. IMES had lived in Peoria for the past 30 years. He retired several years ago. He leaves his wife, four sons, Charles A. IMES with the engineer corps of the United States army, Los Angeles, Calif., Fred L., Melvin C., and Louis J. IMES, all of Peoria; five daughters, Mrs. Maude FERGUSON, Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Genevia STIERS, Mrs. Alta BARNEWALT, Mrs. Ethel GOERS and Mrs. Clara THOMASE, all of Peoria, and fourteen grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. Completion of funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cumerford-Endsley memorial home upon the arrival of Charles IMES from California. - Contributed by Karen Seeman

Cynthia (Harmon) Imes


Death Due to Heart Trouble After Illness of but a Few Weeks - Funeral and Burial Services Held Today

Death came suddenly to Mrs. Cynthia IMES Sunday evening, June 13th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James J. LOUDENBURG. For several months Mrs. IMES had been in failing health. About four weeks ago she came from Chillicothe where she had been making her home with two sons, Charles and Harry. In this vicinity she visited her several daughters. Her health failed rapidly, illness being due to heart trouble. This was particularly noticeable since last week, when she was taken much worse about Thursday, and the end came Sunday evening between the hours of six and seven o'clock. Mrs. LOUDENBURG was absent for a short time from the room her mother occupied, and upon returning she was startled to discover that life was extinct - the spirit having taken its flight.

The deceased was born, reared and lived nearly her entire lifetime in Osceola township. The date of birth was February 11, 1845, and the place was upon the homestead of her parents, Uncle John and Aunt Margaret HARMON, who lived upon the farm now owned by John E. HARMON about four and one half miles west of Bradford. On March 25, 1864, Cynthia HARMON was united in marriage with Thomas IMES. To them were born twelve children, nine of whom survive them. Mr. IMES was a member of Company B, 19th Ill. Vol. Infantry, and it was while home on furlough that he made the deceased his bride. Mr. IMES passed away December 14, 1903.

The surviving children are five sons and four daughters - Charles, Harry, John, Walter, Thomas, Mrs. Clara CHAMPION, Mrs. Ed VANDIKE, Mrs. Docia MIELKEY, Mrs. Mary LOUDENBURG.

The funeral service was held Wednesday at the residence of Mr. LOUDENBURG and burial was in the Smith cemetery." - Contributed by Karen Seeman

John Martin Imes

Bradford Republican, Dec. 1, 1943

"John IMES, a well known and esteemed citizen of this community for practically his entire life, passed away at St. Francis hospital, Peoria, Wednesday after a short illness. His death was a shock to his relatives and friends here, as few knew of his serious condition.

"John Martin IMES was born near Bradford Aug. 31st, 1875. He was a son of Thomas and Cynthia IMES, one of a family of 12 children. The following brothers and sisters living are: Walter, Kewanee; Mrs. Clara CHAMPION, Bradford; Mrs. John MIELKEY, Ottumwa, Iowa; Mrs. James LOUDENBURG, Bradford; and Tom and Harry. The funeral was held from Marsh Funeral home Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial in the Smith cemetery." - Contributed by Karen Seeman

Walter Imes

Kewanee Star-Courier

Feb. 3, 1957

"Funeral services for Walter IMES, age 80, of 831 Elmwood Avenue, will be held at the Seifert Funeral Home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Lorna MATER, pastor of the Foursquare Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening.

"Mr. IMES, who died Wednesday night at his home, was born May 20, 1877, at Bradford. He had been a resident of Kewanee for 37 years and was a retired Walworth employee.

"Mr. IMES married Edith GERARD on October 2, 1898, in Elmira. His death came on his 59th wedding anniversary.

"Survivors include his wife, Edith, two sisters, Mrs. Mary LAUDENBURG of Bradford and Mrs. Clara CHAMPION of Bradford, three sons, Oliver of California, Ralph of Kewanee and Glenn of Kewanee, one daughter, Mrs. Velma CURRIER of Kewanee, 35 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren.

"He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, two sons, five brothers and two sisters." - Contributed by Karen Seeman

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