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Bestow Cemetery

Bestow Cemetery is located in Geff, Wayne County, Illinois.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.44639, Longitude: -88.40436

Bestow Cemetery Sign

This cemetery was walked and transcribed by Nancy Jane Sharp Odom and Ira Sharp Dennis (aka Tootie Dennis)
in Spring 2006.

Other data has been added from transcribed head stones by K. Torp.
Items in purple color have been added by miscellaneous researchers.
Please verify all data for yourself.

NAME ON HEADSTONE

BIRTH DATE

DEATH DATE

INSCRIPTIONS

Anderson, Carrie M.

Aug 2 1886

Nov 11 1946

[same stone as Oliver]

ANDERSON, Oliver A.

June 6, 1883

Jan 7, 1977

[same stone as Carrie M.]

Baldwin, Georgia

 

Jan 14 1902

"wife of E.L. Baldwin"
"aged 22y, 1m, 26d"

Baldwin, Helen

Jul 19 1903

Jan 25 1916

"dau of E.L. & H.A. Baldwin"

Baldwin, Julia

 

 

"dau of E.L. & Hattie Baldwin"

Baldwin, Margret J.

May 23 1842

Aug 11 1920

"his wife"
[same stone as Uriah]

Baldwin, Uriah

May 25 1840

Jul 1 1917

[same stone as Margret J.]

Barnard, Clara E.

Aug. 13, 1890

Jun 7, 1980

[same stone as Roscoe]

Barnard, Roscoe P.

Nov. 27, 1886

May 19, 1979

[same stone as Clara]

Barrett, Pauline A. Russell

Jul. 11, 1924

May 21, 2006

 

Bates, Edna M.

1909

2007

 

Bates, F. Carrell

1906

1974

[same stone as Katherine]

Bennett, David T.

Mar. 15, 1941

May 22, 1994

 

Bennett, Katherine J.

Apr 19 1915

---

[same stone as Carrell]

Bestow, Blanche

May 28 1896

Oct 22 1971

 

Bestow, Fred

Jun 24 1844

May 16 1901

[same stone as Julia]

Bestow, Julia

Apr 27 1852

Mar 17 1914

[same stone as Fred]

Bestow, Lowell J.

1891

1923

"at rest"

Bestow, Lynn

1893

1967

[same stone as Veda]

Bestow, Richard Lynn

1922

1970

 

Bestow, Samantha B.

Dec 25 1861

Mar 21 1941

 

Bestow, Tommy J.

1910

1967

 

Bestow, Veda

1896

1987

[same stone as Lynn]

Bestow, Waterman

Dec 5 1846

Feb 19 1015

 

Billington, Harley O.

1912

1951

 

BLACKBURN, Bessie C. MORGAN

Oct 1, 1886

Mar 1, 1968

 

Blackburn, Carrie

--

--

(names only)
[same stone as E.G.]

BLACKBURN, Charles W.

Apr 3, 1882

Jan 11, 1963

 

Blackburn, Eliza Jane

Dec. 8, 1850

Sep 14, 1926

 

Blackburn, E.G.

--

--

(names only)
[same stone as Carrie]

Blackburn, William Henry

Nov. 27, 1843

Jan 2, 1936

 

Blessing, Infant Daughter

 

1969 (only date on stone)

 

Branch, James

Sep 7 1827

Jun 10 1877

 

Branch, Phebe

? 22, 1806

Oct 22 1891

 

Branch, Samuel

Apr 2 1801(?)

Jan 19 1881

 

Brock, Irl Maxwell

Apr. 19, 1895

Jan 8, 1968

 

Brock, Jessie Porter

Jul. 22, 1896

Apr 28, 1994

 

Brock, Richard Porter

May 30, 1929

Jan 6, 1990

 

Brooks, Clark H

1877

1953

 

Brooks, Ethel P.

1880

1966

 

Brooks, Mary Katherine

 

 

"dau of C.H. & E.P. Brooks"
(no dates)

Brown, Delbert A.

Apr. 5, 1917

Apr 25, 1980

EC4 US Army WW2

Brown, Edythe N.

Jan. 31, 1895

Feb 4, 1983

[same stone as Ross]

Brown, Grace L.

1871

1955

 

Brown, Julius C.

1864

1934

 

Brown, Lorene

1912

1960

[same stone as Wayne]

Brown, Mary Lou

Mar. 17, 1927

Feb 9, 1928

 

Brown, Ross E

Jan. 27, 1892

May 25, 1966

"married Dec 22 1915"
[same stone as Edythe]

Brown, Wayne

1912

1985

[same stone as Lorene]

Bunnell, Howard

1873

1953

 

Bunnell, Mertie

1875

1947

 

Cisne, Hugh A.

1910

1978

[same stone as Norma]

Cisne, Norma E.

1916

--

 

Connerley, H. Maxine

Mar 6 1935

---

[same stone as Robert]

Connerley, Robert L

Jan. 3, 1925

May 2, 1998

[same stone as H. Maxine]

COPELAND, William R.

Dec 5, 1897

May 13, 1964

 

Courtright, Guy F.

Dec. 20, 1910

Mar 6, 1996

[same stone as Mildred C.]

Courtright, Lewis

Dec 22 1944

 

[same stone as Sandra T.]

Courtright, Mildred C.

Dec. 12, 1912

Mar 11, 1986

[same stone as Guy]

Courtright, Mildred E.

1909

1993

[same stone as Vern]

Courtright, Sandra T.

Oct. 27, 1955

May 14, 1998

[same stone as Lewis]

Courtright, Stokley Rude

1881

1965

 

Courtright, Vern I.

1910

1997

[same stone as Mildred E.]

Dallas, Barbara E.

1845

1910

"His wife"
[same stone as James]

Dallas, James M.

1837

1912

[same stone as Barbara]

Dickey, Emory Sphere

1881

1963

[same stone as Myrtle & Mathilda]

Dickey, Harriet A.

1848

1934

[same stone as J. Bruce]

Dickey, J. Bruce

1842

1926

[same stone as Harriet]

Dickey, Mathilda

1883

Apr 14, 1946

[same stone as Emory and Myrtle]

Dickey, Myrtle E

1892

1956

[same stone as Mathilda and Emory]

Dunwell, William H.

Jul. 22, 1923

Sep 29, 1994

[same stone as Winifred]

Dunwell, Winifred M.

Sep. 30, 1925

Mar 25, 2000

[same stone as William]

FANSLER, Villa

Sept 18, 1888

Dec 20, 1975

 

FITCH, Joseph A.

Feb 28, 1900

Sept 27, 1971

 

Frodge, Aaron M.

1973

1973

 

Ganong, Clara P.

1876

1951

[same stone as J. Fred]

Ganong, J. Fred

1880

unknown

[same stone as Clara]

Golden, Jennie

1866

1939

[same stone as Joseph]

Golden, Joseph E.

1855

1942

[same stone as Jennie]

GREEN, James Arthur

Feb 12, 1913 [MO]

 Aug 22,1983 [Evansville, IND.]

 

GROVE, Carl

Mar 21, 1887

July 30, 1971

 

GROVE, Carl Albert

June 27, 1918
Lamard, WC

Feb 2, 2005

 

Grove, Delbert E.

1914

1977

[same stone as Mildred]

Grove, Mildred

1914

1975

[same stone as Delbert]

GRUBB, Albert M.

July 20, 1893

Apr 24, 1964

 

GRUBB, Carrie M. MOSTELLER

Feb 26, 1878

Nov 19, 1968

 

Grubb, Flora Ann

Sep. 12, 1871

Oct 10, 1951

[same stone as George]

Grubb, George M.

Aug. 19, 1867

Aug 12, 1944

[same stone as Flora]

GRUBB, James E.

Aug 21, 1873

Mar 13, 1965

 

Hakenjos, Kenneth L.

Mar. 14, 1905

Mar 18, 1998

"married Nov 23, 1947"
[same stone as Margaret]

Hakenjos, Margaret E

Jul. 4, 1924

Nov 7, 1998

"married Nov 23, 1947"
[same stone as Kenneth]

Haught, Florence

1910

1989

[same stone as Lowell]

Haught, Lowell E.

1905

1954

[same stone as Florence]

HAWK, Flora E.

Oct 8, 1880

Sept 8, 1965

 

Haynes, Gladys Billington

Nov. 27, 1916

Oct 1, 1982

 

Hoskins, Faye

May 6, 1890

Aug 15, 1971

"married Sep 28, 1910"
[same stone as Guy]

Hoskins, Guy R.

Nov. 21, 1888

Jul 9, 1978

"married Sep 28, 1910"
[same stone as Faye]

HOSSELTON, Eugene “Gene”

Dec 29, 1936

Mar 16, 1998

 

HOSSELTON, William Harold

Mar 22, 1914

Nov 14, 1997

 

HOSSELTON, Maurine MOLT

Mar 6, 1911

Nov 14, 1997

 

JAMISON, Albert M.

Feb 3, 1886

Jan 9, 1967

 

Jelley, Dallas Ray

Apr. 9, 1947

Jul 8, 2005

"PFC US Army Vietnam"

Jelley, Della Marie

Nov. 29, 1925

Apr 1, 1984

[same stone as William Ray]

Jelley, James Ray

1973

1973

 

Jelley, Jefferson

1892

1973

[same stone as Nellie]

Jelley, Nellie

1893

1984

[same stone as Jefferson]

Jelley, William Ray

Jan. 19, 1923

Jul 14, 2008

[same stone as Della Marie]

Kelley, Donald C.

Dec. 4, 1908

Jun 18, 1993

[same stone as Vera]

Kelley, Vera V.

May 15, 1907

Mar 22, 2002

[same stone as Donald]

KING, Maye KEYSER

Jan 8, 1902

Mar 8, 1974

 

KINNEY, Marie MORGAN

Aug 31, 1908 [Geff]

Jan 1, 2005 [Effingham]

 

Kirkpatrick, George C.

1904

1974

[same stone as ?ora]

Kirkpatrick, ?ora B.

?

 

[same stone as George]

Lambert, Jennie G.

Fe 12, 1920

Dec 2, 1981

[same stone as Roy]

Lambert, Roy F.

Dec. 28, 1914

Feb 10, 1997

[same stone as Jennie]

LAMBRICH, Bob N.

Aug 20, 1923

Jan 6, 1973

 

LANE, Loretta M. TUBBS

July 2, 1949 [Geff]

Sept 5, 2005 [Evansville IN]

 

Lemons, James R.

Feb 21, 1909

Nov 4, 1966

[same stone as Mary]

Lemons, Mary A.

Feb 19, 1915

Aug 3, 1979

[same stone as James]

Mattox, Jessie L.

1893

1981

[same stone as Joseph]

Mattox, Joseph

1893

1986

[same stone as Jessie]

MCDANNEL, Thomas  Michael

Aug 10, 1946

May 30, 1972

 

McNEELY, William Pierce

Sept 24, 1896

WC, Il

July 21, 1985

 

McNely, George E.

1884

1953

[same stone as Lizzie]

McNely, Harold

Jan. 21, 1918

Dec 7, 1987

"brother"

McNely, Lizzie Hyde

1886

1956

[same stone as George]

MCNELY, Wayne

June 5, 1907

May 1, 1968

 

MILLER, Alberta MOSSEBURGER

May 18, 1908

Jan 21, 1964

 

MILLER, Clarence E.

Dec 16, 1895

Feb 18, 1974

 

Miller, Dwight E

1917

1947

 

MILLER, Mabel S.

Apr 24, 1899

Mar 29, 1973

 

Molt, Charles Leo

Apr. 25, 1907

Mar 31, 1986

[same stone as Mary]

Molt, Mary Alice

Dec. 24, 1908

Jan 10, 1997

[same stone as Charles]

MURPHY, Russell Dane

Mar 31, 1913
[Jeffersonville]

Oct 10, 2005
[Wayfair Restorium]

 

Noble, Louisa

1912

1975

[same stone as Wesley]

Noble, Wesley

1912

1985

[same stone as Louisa]

Pilcher, Gregory Pierce

1989

Sep 30, 1989

"Our beloved son in our hearts forever"

Porter, Ada B.

1892

1967

 

Porter, Carl O.

1891

1959

 

Porter, Loren B.

1915

1922

"son"

Porter, Mildred M.

1909

1987

[same stone as Paul]

Porter, Paul D.

1907

1982

[same stone as Mildred]

POWELL, Johnie O.

Sept 12, 1903

Dec 30, 1976

 

REEVES, Flossie M. WALLER

Jan 8, 1896

Feb 9, 1973

 

Richards, Sylvia M.

Nov. 14, 1912

--

 

Richards, Thomas L.

Jul 24 1906

Aug 27 1982

 

Riley, William Arthur

Apr. 30, 1923

Feb 19, 2005

"S2 US Navy WW2"

Rinard, Charles B.

1921

1993

[same stone as Wilma]

Rinard, Wilma L.

1927

1991

[same stone as Charles]

ROCHELLE, Bessie M.

Oct 18, 1887

Jan 1, 1966

 

RUSSELL, Bertha BASEHORE

Sept 13, 1889

June 9, 1964

 

RUSSELL, Charles A.

Jan 9, 1889

Feb 9, 1966

 

Sarks, Paul C.

1903

1974

 

Sarks, Vera J

1921

1989

 

SHINE, James M.

Sept 5, 1909

June 16, 1974

 

SMITH, Johnie Hester (Male)

Jeffersonville Il.

Aug 6, 1909

 

SMITH, Earl

May 8 1912

June 20, 1912

 

Spriggs, B. Helen Hanson

Fe 27, 1921

Dec 2, 2007

[same stone as Helen]

Spriggs, Frederick Warren

May 2, 1919

Dec 8, 2008

[same stone as Frederick]

Taylor, Clyde C.

1919

1944

 

Taylor, Della N.

1898

2002

[same stone as Della]
"Mother"

Taylor, Fred C.

1896

1971

[same stone as Fred]
"Father"

TUBBS, Fred A.

Sept 10, 1893

Aug 2, 1968

 

TUBBS, Laura A. SPAULDING

June 26, 1897

Jan 1, 1976

 

Wolfe, Julia R.

1911

1995

 

Wolfe, Leroy Allen

1946

2005

 

Wolfe, Theron C.

1909

1988

 

Young, Kristine

no dates

 

"Our daughter"
[same stone as Pauline and W. Floyd]

Young, Pauline

Jan. 19, 1917

Sep 16, 2003

[same stone as W. Floyd]
"married June 12, 1939"

Young, W. Floyd

Oct. 22, 1910

Mar 19, 1999

[same stone as Pauline]
"married June 12, 1939"



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