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Memorial Card
Willard Lamar
b. 30 Oct 1912 in Ellery, IL
d. 2 Jan 1984 in Fairfield, IL
services held at : Nale's Funeral Home on Friday, 6 January 1984 at 10 a.m.
officiating: Rev Roger Murfin
concluding services: Bethel Cemetery

[Donated by Marlene Olson]



Bert Lane

RETIRED WAYNE CITY FARMER DIES
BERT LANE, 87, a retired Wayne City farmer, was pronounced dead-on-arrival Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He suffered a fatal heart attack and was rushed to the Mt. Vernon hospital in the Wayne City ambulance.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (today) at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with Brother Melvin Chambliss and Brother Bob Flatt officiating. Burial was in the Olive Branch Cemetery south of Wayne City. Mr. Lane was born in Wayne County February 2, 1891, the son of Cloyd and Lucy (Hansbrough) Lane. He married to Junie Shell. Mr. Lane farmed south of Wayne City before his retirement. He had been residing in Wayne City.
Surviving are his widow; two brothers, Clarence Lane, of Wayne City; Ernest Lane of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Etta Shell, of Wayne City. He was preceded in death by two daughters.

[Wayne County Press, December 25, 1978 p2,c3, Fairfield. Unknown Contributor]


Junie Lane
Junie Hester Lane, 88, Wayne City died at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Way-Fair Restorium in Fairfield. Funeral services for Mrs. Lane will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with Brother Melvin Chambliss and Brother Bob Flatt officiating. burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery located south of Wayne City.
Mrs. Lane was born June 7, 1892 in Wayne City, the daughter of Marcus L and Ellen Shell; she was married to Bert Lane, who proceeded her in death on December 23, 1978. She is survived by two brothers, Bernie Shell, Mt. Vernon and Floyd Shell, McLeansboro; two half brothers Raymond and Roy Shell both of Muncie Indiana and a half sister Esther Flavors, Muncie Indiana. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two infants and her parents.

[Wayne County Press, Unknown Contributor]


Nancy E. Lane

SKETCH OF MRS. LANE
Nancy Elmira, daughter of J.T. and Rachael Simmons, was born in Wayne County, September 30th, 1877. Her life had been spent in the vicinity of her birth, where she was well respected. In young womanhood she confessed faith in Christ and united with the Buckeye Christian church where she remained a member throughout her life. She was united in marriage with Ira Lane November 13th, 1901.  Eight children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. The companion passed away November 29th, 1940. For several months she had been in failing health and following a few days of acute illness, she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Schurr, in Enterprise, on Monday evening, February 24th, 1947, age 69 years, 4 months and 24 days. She is survived by three sons, Lewis, Ivan and Eldon, all of Johnsonville;  three daughters, Mrs. Leona Schurr, of Enterprise; Mrs. Pearl McCormick and Mrs. Evelyn Hall, both of Flora;  eight grandchildren; three brothers, John, of Athelstane, Wis.; Charles of Cisne and Asa of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Murphy, of Cisne; Mrs. Nora Grinestaff, of Louisville, and Mrs. Laura Rhodes, of Mt. Vernon. Funeral services were conducted from the Cisne Christian church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Joseph Shepherd. Interment was in the Cisne cemetery.
[Wayne County Record, February 1947 - Submitted by Peg Jones]

George Lawrence
George Lawrence, a good farmer and highly respected citizen of Arrington died at his home on Thursday night, Oct. 14th. [Wayne County Press, October 21, 1875]


Mariah Louisa Leathers
Again has the Death Angel entered our community and while not totally surprised; yet we were not quite ready for his coming, for when he departs some hearthstone is made desolate for out from that home into which he came accompanied him a loved one who will never return. This time he called at the home of John W. Leathers and the wife answered the summons. Mariah Louisa Weaver, daughter of George and Elizabeth Weaver was born May 12, 1835, near Malaga, Monroe County, Ohio, and with her parents came to Illinois in the Autumn of 1856. She was married to John Leathers Jan. 19, 1882. No children were born to this union, but she won a place in the hearts of her stepchildren as only mothers can win, loving them and giving them a mother’s love. While Aunt Mariah never affiliated herself with any religious denomination, she often expressed her willingness to go home to heaven. The last years of her life was a life of suffering, but she was patient through it all, and while surrounded by loved ones that did all that frail humanity could do to aid her she acknowledged death the victor and last Friday evening, April 4, ceased to live here, while out yonder in the eternities she still lives. She leaves a husband, three step-children, one brother, and one sister to mourn her demise. Funeral services were held Sunday April 6 at Oak Grove by E.P. Rogers after which the remains were laid to rest in Hail Cemetery, there to wait the coming of our Lord.   E.P. Rogers.
[Wayne Co Press, Thursday, April 10, 1913, p. 1., col. 6 - submitted by Marilynn Howard]


Mrs. William Lecroy
The wife of Wm. Lecroy, of Cisne, died on Friday, October 1st. [Wayne County Press, October 7 and 28, 1875]


Albert Roy LeCurdy
DIED. In Mount Erie, Illinois, on Saturday morning March 7th, 1874, of Remittent fever, and affection of the brain, Albert Roy, only son of T. W. and L. LeCurdy, aged 8 months and 11 days. [Wayne County Press, March 19, 1874]


Memorial Card
Lawrence Ernest Lee
b. 4 Aug 1897 in Burnt Prairie, IL
d. 23 Sept 1963 in Fairfield, IL
services: Richland Church on Wed.,25 Sept 1963 at 2 p.m.
officiating: Rev. Joe Wallace
Concluding service: Richland Cemetery
[Donated by Marlene Olson]



Memorial Card
Dwight R. Legg
b.28 May 1905 in Wayne Co,IL
d. 14 July 1984 in Wayne Co,IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, 17 July 1984 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev Frank Wodicker
concluding services: Garrison Cemetery.
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Memorial Card
Glen E. Legg
b.8 Feb 1911 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 9 Dec 1985 in Champaign, IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Thursday, 12 Dec. 1985 at 2 p.m.
ministers : Elder Dale Warren and Elder Russell Blackford
concluding service: Bovee Cemetery.
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Lizzie Leonard
Died, Thursday morning, December 10th, 1874, Lizzie, daughter of Edward E. and Kate Leonard, aged three months. [Wayne County Press, December 17, 1874]


Arlo J. Linder
Arlo J. Linder, 64, Dies at Home.
Arlo Jackson Linder, 64, of Rt. 1 Paxton, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Oct 16, 1970 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 18, at Brown-Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday Oct 17. Mr. Linder was born February 17, 1909 in Sims the son of Jobie and Nancy Jane BOYD Linder. His childhood was spent in Sims and he attended schools in Sims, Wayne City and Fairfield. He married Dessie Close December 12, 1927 in Fairfield. They resided in St. Louis following their marriage before coming to Paxton where he farmed. Survivors include his wife Dessie, two daughters, Mrs. John Ryberg, Paxton: Mrs. John Kelly, Johnsonville; two sons, Roy Linder, Onarga; and Dave Linder, Loda: eight grandchildren, four brothers, William and Henry Sims; Harve, Dundee and Louis Chenoe; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Baker, Sims; and Mrs. L. A. Dallas, Garrett. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Arlo J. Linder Succumbs
Arlo Jackson Linder, 64, of Paxton died Friday at his home. He was born at Sims Feb 17, 1906, the son of Jobie Sylvester and Nancy Jane BOYD Linder.
He was married in Fairfield Dec 12, 1927 to Dessie Close. Funeral services were held Sunday at Paxton, with burial in the Glen Cemetery there.
Surviving are his widow; two sons, Roy of Onarga and David of Loda; two daughters, Mrs. John Ryberg, of Paxton, and Mrs. John Kelley of Johnsonville; four brothers, William and Henry, both of Sims; Harv of Dundee; and Louis of Chenoe; and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Baker, of Sims; and Mrs. L. A. Dallas of Garrett.

[Unknown newspaper, donated by Sharon Pilkington]


Mrs. Long
A Mrs. Long, residing near Boltinghouse Prairie, Edwards County, was last week burned to death… [Wayne County Press, December 9, 1875]

 



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