MARGARET (ORTIZ) CHACON, 58, of 1311 Fisher St., Sterling, died Thursday, June 22, 1995, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a prayer service at Grennan Funeral Home, Sterling, followed by a 10 a.m. mass of the resurrection at St. Mary's Catholic Chnurch, Sterling, with Rev. Thomas Bales, officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. with a 7:45 rosary today at the funeral home. Mrs. Chacon was born Aug. 3, 1936, in Malakoff, Texas, the daughter of Florentino and Eliza (Gonzalez) Ortiz. She married Segundo "Jacinto" Chacon on Sept. 15, 1962, at St. Marys, Sterling. She had earned an associates degree from Sauk Valley Community College. She was a bilingual instructor at Wallace School Unit #5, Sterling, before working in the same capacity for Unit #13, Rock Falls, and currently was employed in the same capacity by Sterling Unit #5 at Washington School. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Melissa Reynolds of Nachusa, Kathy Sandoval and Rozanna Chacon, both of Sterling; three sisters, Santos Ferrer of Aurora, Mary Valadez and Enedina Rodriguez, both of Sterling; one brother, Carlos Ortiz of Sterling; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette Message bodyJune 23, 1995 - Friday, pg A2]
VOLNEY G. CHAFFEE -- Birth: May 11, 1855 - Death: Sep. 6, 1906 -- Born May 11, 1855, and died September 6, 1906, aged 51 years, 3 months, and 25 days. He was born in a little cottage on the same lot where stands the home in which he died. His death was caused by the serious accident which befell him Saturday afternoon, July 14, when he was dragged and run over by a loaded wagon. His injuries at the time were so serious that none of the physicians who examined him thought he could live. He improved slowly, however, and by last Tuesday was so far recovered that he was able to walk out some and even took a short ride into the country in a carriage. After his return Tuesday afternoon he was taken sick with something like cholera morbus. He seemed to grow rapidly worse and physicians were hastily called. They did all they could, but the patient suffered continuously from that time till death ended his pain Thursday morning. The final trouble resembled bright's disease and dropsy. He was married June 5, 1879 to mIss Deliah Overholser at Milledgeville. Five children were born to them and they, with the bereaved widow, remain to mourn the loss of husband and father. They are, Jessie, Henry, Christian, Ralph and Winnie. All live home except Jessie who is employed in Aurora. She was called home at the time of the accident to her father, but had returned to her work. She was hastily summoned Wednesday and arrived at noon Thursday. There are also two sisters living to mourn for Mr. Chaffee, Mrs. Elizabeth Lampman and Mrs. Sarah Hendrick. Three sisters have died. Mr. Chaffee was a member of the Methodist church. He was always interested in what was for the best for his family and neighbors, a kind husband and loving father. He held a membership in the M. W. A. and the Mystic Workers. He was never much interested in politics and never aspired to public office, but attended strictly to his business and his home. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 10:30 Saturday morning. Rev. J. W. McKitrick was the officiating clergy.... end of obit missing. Anniversary Notice: The friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Chaffee discovered that Monday was the twentieth anniversary of this worthy couple's wedding day. It was deemed wise, by those having the affair in charge, in order to make this a complete surprise, to send Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee up town. The plan worked charmingly and the unsuspecting couple wandered about town never dreaming that at this time their house was being taken possession of by their friends and neighbors to the number of about thirty. Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee at last meandered home and you can imagine their amazement in finding their home filled with guests that they had not invited. the surprised couple of course willingly forgave the intrusion and began at once to make everyone feel at home. The evening was spent in social conversation and reviewing the ups and downs of the past twenty years with the bride and groom. During the evening refreshments were served. Rev. J. J. Rapp in a few well chosen and witty remarks presented the host and hostess with a handsome willow rocker, in behalf of the friends present. We were not informed as to whether Mr. Chaffee responded to the presentation speech or not, but presume likely he did as this worthy gentleman does not need to take a back seat when it comes to making speeches. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee left for their respective homes, all wishing that they might be able to assist them in celebrating their golden wedding, thirty years hence. [Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated Scrapbook Clipping]
JOHN ALLISON CHALMERS : In his infinite wisdom God called John A. Chalmers from this life June 25, 1938. Had he lived until June 27 he would have been 70 years old. He had been ill for about three years and bedfast in a critical condition during the past week. He was born June 27, 1868, in Paisley, Scotland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Chalmers. He came to America when he was nine years old and after living a short time in Joliet moved to Sterling, where he had lived since. He was married to Laura Mensch Jan. 1, 1896. Mr. Chalmers was for many years foreman in the old hearse factory and later went into business for himself as a cabinet finisher. He remained in this work with his own shop until his illness began three years ago. He was also active in the Sterling band until his health failed, being one of the pioneers in the band work of the community. He was a member of the Sterling Masonic lodge. He had many friends in the community and was well liked by all. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Laura Chalmers; a son, Virgil Chalmers of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Miss Laura Chalmers at home and Mrs. Hazel Cooper of Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Perry Gehr of Alligan, Mich., and Mrs. James Stevens of Chicago; two grandchildren, Jane and Lorraine Chalmers of Houston, Texas, and several nieces and nephews in Chicago.
LAURA JANE (MENSCH) CHALMERS, a lifelong resident of Whiteside county, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in her home at 703 East Third street. Her illness had extended over the past six months and she was bedfast for the last five weeks. Funeral rites will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Trouth funeral home and 2 p.m. in St. Johns Lutheran church, with Dr. Alfred L. Grewe officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The daughter of William and Anna Leiby Mensch, Laura Mensch was born November 16, 1869, in Hopkins township. She was married to John Allison Chalmers on January 1, 1896. He passed away June 25, 1938. Three children were born to this union, a son, Virgil Allison Chalmers, who passed away Dec. 9, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Miss Laura Chalmers at home and Miss Hazel Chalmers of Washington, D.C., who has been at home the past year. She also leaves two granddaughters, Jane and Lorraine Chalmers of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one sister and one brother, Mrs. Hattie Pittman of Sterling and Jacob C. Mensch of Independence, Kansas. Mrs. Chalmers was one of 10 children. Three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death, also her parents. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and of the Social Circle. She enjoyed sewing for the Red Cross and the United Council of Church Women, making and tying many comforters which were sent for overseas relief. **The funeral of Mrs. John Chalmers was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Trouth funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. Dr. Alfred Grewe officiating. Burial was in Riverside cemetery. Casket bearers were E. C. Edlund, Arthur Hill, John Hartman, Nevin Loux, Charles Mannon, James Hill. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Fred Hay, Mrs. William Behrens, Mrs. Albert Breiding. Mrs. Leonard Schwab sang during the services two old favorites of Mrs. Chalmers. "We Are On Our Way to Canaan's Land" and "Shelter Me, 0 Rock of Ages," Mrs. Frank Grachling was at the organ. Out of town friends and relatives in attendance were Mrs. Virgil A. Chlmers, Cincinnati, Ohio, who has been here assisting in the care of Mrs. Chalmers for the past 10 days; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mueller of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Bates and son, Donald, Mr. and Mrs. James Crevie, Mrs. William Crevie, Mrs. F. Banks, all of Chicago; Mrs. Mervin Schultz of Louisiana; Caleb Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. James Young of Morrison.
VIRGIL ALISON CHALMERS, formerly of Sterling, died at his home in Cincinnati, Oh., Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held in Cincinnati, with the Masons in charge, following which the body will be brought to Sterling for interment in Riverside. Funeral arrangements are being made at the Melvin funeral home and will be announced Tuesday. Mr. Chalmers was 49 years of age Oct. 10 (1896). He was married Nov. 4, 1919, in Chicago, to Miss Hilda Jane Tracey. She survives him, as do two daughters, Jane and Lorraine, both of Cincinnati. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. J. A. Chalmers of Sterling; two sisters, Miss Laura Chalmers of Sterling and Miss Hazel Chalmers of Washington, D. C. The latter will arrive Tuesday. His father passed away in 1938, Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, Mr. Chalmers enlisted in the U. S. naval service, June 4, 1918. He was discharged March 28, 1919. He was stationed at Great Lakes, Ill., where he played in the Great Lakes band. During most of his service he was an instructor on Liberty motors. After his discharge he commenced work for the Oldsmobile company, serving as district sales manager in Chicago, Kansas City, Houston, Tex., and for the past four years at Cincinnati. He was a member of Rock River lodge, 612, A. F. & A. M.
GERALD CHAMBERLAIN, 85, of Miles, Iowa passed away early Wednesday morning, December 10, 2008. He passed peacefully during his sleep, from the arms of his loving family to the loving arms of Jesus Christ, at the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, Iowa. Funeral services for Jerry will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston, Iowa. Burial will follow at the Calvary Hill Cemetery in Fulton, Illinois. There will be a time of food and fellowship following the interment. The wake will be Friday, December 12, 2008, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston, Iowa. The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will lead a Living Cross at 7:30 p.m. Jerry was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston. Jerry was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, as well as a member of the Izaak Walton League, VFW, Albany Historical Society, Genealogical Society, Moose Family Fraternity, and the American Legion. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Jerry was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed evenings supporting minor league baseball in Clinton, Iowa, but his heart belonged to the Chicago Cubs. He cherished his time and memories as a farmer on their beautiful farm outside Miles, Iowa. Jerry, son of Ralph and Rose (Hickey) Chamberlain, was born June 24, 1923 near Miles, Iowa. He married Josephine (Patton) Blair on November, 27, 1971. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob, and four sisters; Rose Marie, Marian, Marjorie, and Maxine. Jerry leaves to honor his legacy his wife, Josephine, sister, Madonna Forcier of Tucson, Arizona, daughters, Kay Ferris of Edgewood, Maryland and Rosemary Wright of Kannapolis, North Carolina, and son, Dick Blair of Cordova, Illinois. He is also adoringly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. [Source: Paula Koehler]
JOSEPHINE (PATTON) CHAMBERLAIN, age 84, of Miles, Iowa, passed away Christmas night, 2008. She went peacefully from this world to Paradise surrounded by her loving family at the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Preston, Iowa. Family and friends are invited to a time of food and fellowship at the church following the ceremony. The interment will then follow at the Calvary Hill Cemetery in Fulton, Illinois. The wake will be held from 5 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Josephine, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Lobe) Patton, was born March 5, 1924, in Carlinville, Illinois. She married Robert Blair on January 17, 1946. Bob died in July of 1967. She married Jerry Chamberlain on November 27, 1971. Jerry passed away December 10, 2008. Josephine was an active member of St. Joseph's Church in Preston, Iowa. She celebrated her 50th year as a member of Catholic Daughters of America in 2008. She was very proud of her affiliations with the National Association of Retired Railway Employees, The Moose Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Also, as a young mother in Savanna, Illinois, Josephine enjoyed working with the Girl Scouts of America. Josephine was married for 37 years to Jerry Chamberlain, who recently passed away December 10, 2008. They enjoyed their involvement with the Genealogical Society and the Albany Historical Society. They genuinely embraced their roles as stewards of our earth on their farm outside of Miles, Iowa. Many days were spent looking out their picture window or on the swing, enjoying the wildlife and the scenery. Josephine loved the outdoors. She enjoyed plants and animals, especially birds. She imparted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren her love for nature. Josephine is survived by a sister, Alethea Ward of Carlinville, Illinois; sister -in-law, Madonna Forcier of Tucson, Arizona; two daughters, Rosemary (David) Wright of Kannapolis, North Carolina, and Kay (Jerry) Ferris of Edgewood, Maryland; and one son, Dick (Terri) Blair of Cordova, Illinois. She will be adoringly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great - grandchildren. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and one sister, Justina Patton. [Contributed by Paula Koehler]
LEO ANDREW CHAMBERLAIN, 88, of Clinton, Iowa, died Sunday, Dec 14, 2003, at his home. He and his wife owned and operated the D & L IGA Grocery Store, Clinton, Iowa, 14 years. He also was employed by Carlon, Clinton, Iowa, for 11 years, retiring in 1980. Mr. Chamberlain was born April 10, 1915, in Newton Township, the son of George and Rosella (O'Neil) Chamberlain. He was a 1933 graduate of Erie High School . He served in the Army during World War II. He married Frances J. Van Buer on Jan 1, 1942, in Fulton . She died July 31, 1975. He was a member of Prince of Peach Parish, Fraternal Order of Eagles 705, a past member of the Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Mount Carroll American Legion 67. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Jenkins of Clinton, Iowa, and Rosemarie Chamberlain of Crestone, Colo.; a son, Loren (Marian) Chamberlain of Seabrook Island, SC; a brother, James “Gene” (Dorothy) Chamberlain of Albany; three sisters, Lorraine Verkruysee and Isabel Hood, both of Clinton, Iowa, and Dorothy Schroeder of Davenport, Iowa; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mass of the Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Clinton, Iowa, with the Rev. Anthony Herold officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by Clinton, Iowa, AMVETS Post 28, is at Fulton Township Cemetery . Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. with a (rest of obit not copied) Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Dec 17, 2003 Daily Gazette]
MARY (ELLMAKER) CHAMBERLAIN, of this city, died Saturday evening at the home of her sister Mrs. John McNair, 203 Seventh avenue, after an illness of several months. The funeeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. McNair, the Rev. Theodore Crowl officiating. The burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Chamberlain is very well known to the older residens of Sterling. She was born in June 1845 in Lancaster County PA an dmoved with her parents to Sterling in 1855. She was married to George Chamberlain in 1865. They lived in Dunlap IA for a number of years and afterwards moved to Chicago. Last fall Mrs. Chamberlain came to this city and has since made her home with Mrs. McNair. She has been an invalid for several months being afflicted with cancer. The surviving members of her family are two brothers, Newton and Amos Ellmaker and one sister, Mrs. John McNair, all of this city. [Sterling Daily Standard - Monday 31 Aug. 1903 from Sue Nesland]
STEVEN M. CHAMBERLAIN, was born June 13, 1944 in Morrison, IL, the son of Clyde and Joyce (Skarin) Chamberlain. He was united in marriage to Ann Peer on May 8, 1965 in Orion, IL. He was an inspector for Sterling Gear for 10 years and previously worked for Micro Gear for 25 years. He was an avid fisherman and Chicago White Sox fan. He enjoyed playing softball and coached area softball teams in previous years. He passed away Saturday, November 22, 2008 at his home. He was 64. Surviving are his wife, Ann, of Prophetstown; his daughter, Laura (Daryl) Burkholder of Morrison; his mother, Joyce Dickinson, of Morrison; 2 sisters, Linda (Mike) Corken of Aurora and Janet Collier of Peru; 2 brothers, Patrick (Suzi) Chamberlain of Dixon and George (Lisa) Chamberlain of Thompson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
REUBEN ALONZO CHAMPLIN - In Mt. Pleasant Township, at the residence of his son, Orin, Reuben A. Champlin, aged 73 years 1 month and 20 days. Mr. Champlin was born Jan. 20, 1818 in the State of Vermont. When a boy he moved with his parents to Susquehana Co. PA. Here he lived on a farm until 1840 when he was married to Mary Fisk, who survives him. Of their union there were six children, of whom four are now living. Almon W., Orin, Sarah and Verna. In 1848 they moved to IL, settling first at N..... (blurred). They came to Whiteside county in 1856 and settled in Mt. Pleasant township on land puchased of the government through the Dixon land office. Here he has since lived until the time of his decease. The wife of his youth shared with him, for more than half a century, life's joys and sorrows. About thirty years ago he united with the M.E. church. In the family of his son Orin, kind words and kind deeds helped to lessen the burden of declining years. He was honored and respected as a citizen, a kind-hearted man and an accomodating neighbor, one who will be greatly missed in the large circle of friends and relatives where he moved. A large number, several of whom were from Morrison, assembled at the place of his decease, in sympathy with the bereaved and respect for the departed. Rev. D. Rogers of Morrison officiated. His remains were entombed in the Round Grove cemetery.
LONNIE CHANDLER, 58, of Prophetstown died Saturday, June 17, 2006 at CGH Medical Center. He was employed by Tyson Foods/IBP, Joslin, for more than 30 years. Mr. Chandler was born May 2, 1948, in Morrison, the son of Lester “Bud” and Dorothy (Diephuis) Chandler. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Nancy Snodgrass on June 23, 1969, in Morrison. Survivors include is wife, a daughter, Becky Chandler, a son, Billy Chandler, a brother, Larry (JoAnn) Frederick and two granddaughters, all of Prophetstown. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Prophetstown United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements were completed by Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from The Prophetstown Echo – June 20, 2006]
HORACE HART CHAPIN, son of Hart and Julia Johnson Chapin, was born July 23, 1852 in Ansonia, Litchfield County, Conn., and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Aaron Gaulrapp, of Hume, Wednesday, April 20, 1927, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 22 days. Soon after his father's death, when Horace was about 6 years old, he and his mother and brother and maternal grandparents came to Whiteside County and settled by Coon Creeek, near Prophetstown. Several years later he went with his mother and brother to Hamilton, Ill., where he remained 15 years. There his mother died when he was 21 and his brother several years ago. Later he returned to Whiteside county. Two years he farmed his uncle's farm near Harmon. February 19, 1880, he was united in marriage to Delia Van De Mark of Hume. To this union four children were born: Myrta J., wife of John Murray, Tampico; Pearl Henry, on the old homestead; Effie May, wife of Aaron Gaulrapp of Hume; and Harry Hart, Rock Falls. They, with his widow and one grandson, Harry Arman Gaulrapp, remain to mourn his loss. Thirty-nine years of his married life he lived in Hume. In 1919 he moved to Rock Falls where they resided only two years, when the ill health of Mrs. Chapin made it necessary to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Gaulrapp. Tuesday morning, April 12, just after assisting Mr. Gaulrapp with his team, he suffered a stroke of paralysis by which his life slowly ebbed away. The first several days of his illness he remained conscious and conversed frequently with those about him. All of his children were in constant attendance at his bedside. In infancy he was baptized in the Presbyterian church, and when yet a young man united with the Christian church at Hamilton. While he resided in Rock Falls he attended the Methodist Episcopal church during Rev. A. E Simester's ministry. Mr. Chapin was of dignified mien and his private and public life was above reproach. He was keenly interested in public affairs and alert to all the innovations of the times. He was a kind and considerate neighbor and a friend to all. His whole life was spent in constant thought for the welfare of his family, who will miss him, but are reconciled to his passing into the loving care of his heavenly father. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 27, 1927 - Wednesday, pg 9]
SARAH E (LATHE) CHAPIN, was born in Hornby, Steuben county, N.Y., Oct.24, 1825, and died at her home in Prophetstown, Saturday, June 17, 1905, aged 79 years, 7 months and 23 days. She moved west with her parents in 1845 and settled in Lyndon township, Whiteside county, Ill. Of the family of ten children one brother, B. F. Lathe of Morrison, and a sister, Mrs. James Knox of Monrovia, Cal., survive her. She was married to Milo Chapin Sept. 19, 1849. Of this union three children were born, one of whom died in infancy. A daughter, Mrs. Louisa Stevenson, died in August, 1893, and a son, Samuel Chapin, who is now a resident of Prophetstown, and her aged husband, survive to mourn her loss. After their marriage they settled on their farm in 1850, in Portland township, where they resided until the spring of 1891, when they moved to Prophetstown. She broke her limb Jan. 4, 1904, and was helpless for months, but later, by her strength of will and cheerfulness, was able to cheer and assist in her home duties. After an illness of one week she passed away, leaving a host of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday at the Congregational church, Rev. Mrs. Babcock of Erie officiating. Interment took place in the Prophetstown cemetery. [Contributed by Linda Criswell]
ARCHIE F. CHAPMAN, 78, Riverside Mobile Estates, Rock Falls, died Saturday at Community General Hospital in Sterling. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral home in Rock Falls with the Rev. Scott Porter, pastor of Abiding Word Christian Center, Sterling, officiating. Burial will be the the IOOF Cemetery in Rock Falls. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. He was born Aug. 7, 1910 in Keithburg, the son of William Lee and Nellie Mae Pruitt Chapman. He married Dorothy E Fehlman Brandford on June 19, 1950 in Rockford. Mr. Chapman was a retired tool and die maker for International Harvester, and was a member of the Rock Falls Christian Church and the Rock Falls Eagles Club. He is survived by two sons, Carroll Lee Chapman of Washington state, Gene Chapman of Aledo, stepson Joseph Branford of St Albans, W. Va., and stepdaughter Mrs. Robert (Karen) Altendorf of Cary, six grandchildren and five brothers, Ralph, Forrest, Robert and Dean Chapman of Rock Falls, and Howard Chapman of Dixon. He was preceded by his wife, his parents, two daughters and two brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 7, 1989 - Tuesday, pg A2]
CHARLES D. CHAPMAN, 78, of 400 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls, passed away at 2:50 a.m. today (16 Mar 1952) in the Home Hospital where he had been a patient for the past four days. Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Melvin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Harry E. Shiffer of the Rock Falls Christian Church. The burial will take place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rock Falls. The body rests at the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call after Wednesday noon. Mr. Chapman was born Dec. 22, 1875 in Pike County, Illinois, the son of David and Alice Brown Chapman. He was employed for a number of years by the Geyer Mfg. Co. Mr. Chapman was a charter member of the Moose Lodge of Sterling and member of the Modern Woodmen of America. His wife, Anna, preceded Mr. Chapman in death March 30, 1953. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth W. of Sterling, and Charles H. of Rock Falls; two brothers, John Chapman of Sterling and Louis Chapman of Rock Falls; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 16, 1952 - Tuesday, pg 2]
LEWIS GRANT CHAPMAN, - formerly of 916 West 5th St., Rock Falls, died Friday morning at the age of 78. Mr. Chapman was born Aug. 2, 1886 on a farm near Baylis, Ill., the son of George and Alice Brown Chapman. He moved to Rock Falls as a young boy and had worked many years in the Novelty Iron Works and the Sterling Foundry. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Kenneth Chapman of 5901 Riverview, Rock Falls and a niece Mrs. Joe (Velma) Droste of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Ward, pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls, officiating, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Sunday until the hour of services. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 5, 1965 - pg 6]
PAUL W. CHAPPELL, 81, of Hoxie Ark., died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at CGH Medical Center. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire Co., Sterling, in the galvanizer for more than 30 years before retiring. He was born on Aug. 5, 1926 in Hoxie, Ark., the son of William Virgil and Viola Eunice (Hancock) Chappell. He married Myrtie Peppers on May 23, 1944. She preceded him in death on Jan. 27u, 1994. Survivors include a daughter, Patsy (Sam) Skinner, of Rock Falls; a son, Jack (Sharon) Chappell, of Rock Falls; a daughter-in-law, Sue Chappell, of Rock Falls; special friend, Bonnie Sheets; 11 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Lee Chappell; and a son, Steve Chappell. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bryan Funeral Home, Hoxie, Ark. Burial is at Lawrence Memorial Cemetery, Walnut Ridge, Ark. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Local arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Homes. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor -- The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 18, 2007 - Tuesday, pg A2]
AVA L. (WALLACE) CHARLESTON, 67, of 1822 17th Ave., Sterling, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at CGH Medical Center, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Allen-Melvin Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Don George, pastor of the Rock River Christian Center, Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Charleston was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Harmon Township, the daughter of Warlo and Grace (Bailey) Wallace. She married Charlie R. Charleston, Jr., on June 28, 1975, in Sterling. She was employed at Harper-Wyman, Sterling, Kountry Kitchen, Sterling, and the Landmark Restaurant, Lyndon, prior to retiring. She was a member of the Palmyra Grange. She enjoyed traveling. Survivors include her husband, Charlie of Sterling, several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette March 29, 1997 - Saturday, pg A2]
CHARLES R. CHARLESTON - Funeral services for Charlie R. Charleston, 2105 N. 6th Ave., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Melvin Funeral Home. The Rev. Edwin J. Stalter, pastor of Science Ridge Mennonite Church and Bishop A. C. Good, pastor emeritus, will officiate. The burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. There is visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Melvin Funeral home. Charlie R. Charleston died in Community General Hospital Friday morning after an extended illness. He was born March 30, 1904 in Tampico, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charleston, was married to Edna Yocum Nov. 25, 1937 at Dixon. He was employed at National Manufacturing Co. for 20 years and at International Harvester for 17 years and retired Aug. 25, 1961. Surviving besides his widow are seven sons, Charlie Jr., and James of Sterling, Donald of Rock Falls, William and David of Sterling, and Ray and Jay at home; three daughters, Mrs. Harold W. (Alice) Stewart of Rock Falls, Mrs. Roy (Ruth) Farster of Grand DeTour and Miss Grace Charleston at home; two brothers, Gust Charleston of Sterling and Ralph Charleston of Rock Falls; a half-brother, Quinton Rogers of Pittsburg, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Ida) Whitley of Sterling; a halft-sister, Mrs. Herbert (Lucille) Schick of Loves Park and 10 grandchildren. His parents and a granddaughter preceded in death. (Listed in Tampico Memorial Cemetery) [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 16, 1971 - pg 2]
FRED CHASE, 73, Fulton, died Sunday at the Nursing Home in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bosma Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Fred Chase was born in Jasckson County, Iowa, July 20, 1905, the son of Peter Chase and Georgia Simpson. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Andrew (Mabel) Graham of Fulton; two brothers, John of Fulton and Charles of Clinton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by two wives, three sisters and five brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 7, 1978 - pg 4]
RUTH (SCOTT) VESTAL CHATTERSON, the former Ruth Scott of Rock Falls, died Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich., after an extended illness. News of her death was received by Mrs. Paul Swift of Galt, a cousin, and Mrs. Sara Lane of Rock Falls, an aunt. Mrs. Chatterson was born and reared in the rual area of the Prophetstown Road. She graduated in 1915 from Sterling Township High School. Her parents were Bert and Mary Scott, pioneer farm settlers in Hume Township. Surviving Mrs. Chatterson are a son, Marion Scott Vestal of Lansing, Mich., and a grandson, 1st Lt. Charles Vestal, now serving with the 4th Army Division in Vietnam. Her husband died in July 1966. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Avon L. and Dolly Scott. Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sullivan Funeral Home, followed by burial in Westland Memorial Park, Grand Rapids. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 20, 1967 - Monday, pg 2]
REV. HERBERT T. CHENOWETH, 66, of 305 N. Division st., Harvard, McHenry county, retired Methodist pastor who was a member of the Rock River conference of the church for 47 years, died Monday in the Harvard Memorial hospital. He was pastor of the Berwyn Methodist church from 1949 to 1952, and was chaplain of Esther hall, a church home at 537 Melrose st., until he retired in May. His widow, Oral; a sister, and four brothers survive. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Methodist church, Harvard. Chicago Tribune October 14, 1958 [Contributed by Dolly Hauf]
EMMA LOU CHITTY
Emma Lou, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd B. Chitty, passed away Thursday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock at the family home, 807 east Fifth street. The little one had been ill about 10 days with pneumonia. The child was three years, nine months and 29 days of age. The remains were taken to Grassy township, Williamson county, Friday, where the funeral and burial will be held Saturday. The family has many local friends who extend sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Chitty in their hour of sorrow. [Sterling Gazette 25 April 1930; Contributed by Larry Reynolds]
CHARLES CHRIEST, 83, died at his home in Tampico at 2 p.m. Friday (February 4, 1949). He had been ill in bed the past week. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Parent's chapel. Rev. Hollis Wharton, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial cemetery. Mr. Chriest was born in Trenton, N. J., March 4, 1866. He came to Tampico as a child and had lived here ever since. A farmer, he moved to town 12 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist church. He was married April 21, 1908 in Rock Falls to Maude Kilroy, who preceded him in death in April of 1942. A son, Bill, 19, also preceded him in October of 1936. Surviving are two sons, Charles jr., of Tampico and Lester of Algonquin; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ida Mari) Adams, and Mrs. Charles (Nellie) Peterson, both of Tampico, and Mrs. Bill (Wilma) Hauck of Cary, and Mrs. Russell (Darlene) Kent of Rock Falls. [Contributed by Melva Taylor from The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Feburary 5, 1949 - Saturday, pg. 2 col. 2]
MAUDE MABEL (KILROY) CHRIEST - Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Chriest, 52, who passed away at her home in Tampico Saturday were held at 2 o'clock at the home Monday afternoon with the Rev. D. E. Springer, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating and delivering a message of love and faith. Two hymns, "In the Garden" and "Beautiful Isle" were sung by Mrs. Leroy Stewart and Miss Carolyn Avery. The floral offerings were beautiful tributes of love and respect. Interment was in the Tampico Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Arthur Davis, Jackie Bill Pope, Pete Bruder, Francis McCormick, Robert Kirst and Robert McCormick. Maude Mabel Kilroy was born at Tampico November 3, 1889. She was married to Charles Chriest at Rock Falls in April 1908. She was taken into the membership of the Tampico Methodist Church in 1905. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Charles, four daughters, Mrs. William Hauck of Cary, Ill., Mrs. Russell Kent of Rock Falls, Mrs. Charles Peterson of Chicago and Ida Mary of Tampico; two sons, Lester of Camp Forrest, Tenn., and Charles of Tampico; two sisters, Mrs. Mary McCormick of Tampico and Miss Mnnie Belle Kilroy of Rock Falls; six brothers, John and Robert Kilroy of Sterling, Charles of Cary, Fred of Barrington, Harry of Helron, and Leon; also seven grandchildren. A son William preceded her in death in 1936. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois April 28, 1942 - Tuesday, pg 8]
THOMAS CHRISTERFORD CHRIEST - Graveside services for Thomas Christorford Chriest, infant son of Charles W. and Eula Mae Chriest, were held this morning at 10 at the Tampico Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Theodore Dahl of the Church of Christ officiating. Thomas Chriest was born March 19, 1964 in Community General Hospital. Surviving are parents, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Bruder, Tampico, four brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather. Schmitt Chapel was in charge of arrangements [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 21, 1964 - Saturday, page 2]
WILLIAM EDWARD CHRIEST - Tampico Youth Fatally Hurt In Crash of Trucks - Wm. Chriest, 19, Is Killed and Fred Kilroy Painfully Injured William Chriest, 19, of Tampico was fatally injured, and his uncle, Fred Kilroy, 28, also of Tampico, suffered painful cuts and bruises when the Chevrolet truck which the former was driving, and a Reo truck of Benton Harbor, Mich., piloted by Rolla Williams, relief driver, collided on a narrow bridge three-quarters of a mile east of Plano about 4:30 o'clock Thursday morning. The regular driver of the Reo truck, Francis Anderson, was in the cab with Williams. Chriest and Kilroy were driving west en route home from Chicago, where they had delivered a load of freight. The Reo truck was traveling east on their way to Benton Harbor. Anderson and Williams were placed under arrest following the accident, and were taken to Yorkville, where they are being held pending action of the coroner's jury, which has been empaneled for a hearing in Aurora this afternoon. The left front ends of the two trucks met head-on on the narrow bridge. Both were badly damaged. The impact caused the cab of the Chevrolet truck to collapse. Kilroy was able to work himself free of the wreckage, but it was necessary to tear part of the splintered cab away to release Chriest. Neither of the occupants of the Reo truck were injured. Two Princeton men, Eugene Lamb and Art Hade, en route to their home, reached the scene of the accident soon after it occurred. They placed Chriest and Kilroy in their automobile and took them to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Aurora. Examination by the hospital physician disclosed that Chriest was dead. He suffered a basal skull fracture and other injuries. It was not determined whether he had been killed instantly or had passed away en route to the hospital. Kilroy suffered bad cuts above the right eye and on the left side of the face and also a badly bruised shoulder. The truck in which Chriest and Kilroy were riding was owned by Ivan Exner of Tampico. Mr. Exner was notified of the accident about 6 o'clock Thursday morning, and left immediately for Aurora. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chriest, parents of the young man who was killed, went to Aurora later in the morning to get the body and bring it to Tampico. William Chriest was 19 years of age Wednesday. Besides his parents he is survived by four sisters and two brothers. They are Nellie, Darlene and Ida Mary, who are at home, Wilma of Fox River Grove, Charles, jr., and Lester, also at home. No arrangements for the funeral had been made this afternoon. October 15th - Tuesday Funeral Rites of Wm Chriest Held Saturday - Methodist Church Filled With Relatives and Many Friends Funeral services for William Edward Chriest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chriest of Tampico, who passed away Thursday morning from injuries sustained in a collision of two trucks near Aurora, were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Tampico Methodist Church, Rev. J. S. White, pastor, officiated and used for the text of his message of comfort, Job 7:6, "My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle." Two of William's favorite hymns, Let the Lower lights be Burning, and Abide With Me, were sung by Mrs. R. P. Loudenburg and Mrs. Cllaude Love accompanied at the piano by Mrs. N. E. Denison. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends present to pay respect to the grief stricken family. Beautiful floral offerings were silent messages of sympathy. Friends attending the casket were Colen Hauck of Fox River Grove and Ivan Exner, Herbert Lee, James Holland, Arthur Davis and James Purett of Tampico. Interment was in the Tampico Cemetery. William Edward Chriest, born Oct. 9, 1916 met his death on the morning after his nineteenth birthday. Another sacrifice on the altar of the motor car and the high road. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chriest, four sisters, Mrs. Wilma Hauck of Fox River Grove, Darlene, Nellie and Ida Mary and two brothers, Charles, jr., and Lester. Among those from out-of-town attending the service were: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kilroy and family and Hervert Kilroy, Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. John Kilroy and family, Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kilroy, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCombs, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Olsson, Rock Falls; Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, Prophetstown; Mr. and Mrs. William Hauck, Colen Hauck and Miss Carolyn Hauck, Fox River Grove; Miss Iva McGonigle, Walnut; Miss Betty Jane Mayberry, Amboy; Leon Kilroy of Decatur and Shirley and Chalres Matthew of Deer Grove. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois October 10, 1935 - SThursday, pg 10]
CLARA MARIE CHRISTENSEN, of RR 2, Tampico, died Thursday afternoon (18 July 1968) at the age of 62. Miss Christensen was born August 1, 1905, on the family farm home where she lived her entire life. She was the daughter of Christen and Matilda E. Peterson Christensen. She was a member of the Tampico First United Methodist Church. She is survived by one brother Charles, two sisters, Miss Evelyn Mae and Miss Myrtle Christena Christensen, all of RR 2, Tampico. Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral home with the Rev. Edgard Perez, pastor of the Tampico First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral home after 2 p.m. on Friday. July 22, 1968: Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home for Miss Clara M. Christensen of RR 2, Tampico, who died Thursday. The Rev. Edgard Perez of the Tampico First United Methodist Church officiated at the services with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Wayne E. Larson was at the organ with Mrs. Raymond Stroup singing "In The Garden" and "Abide With Me." Pallbearers were Gail Rogers, Marvin Deetz, Harry Thompson, Garnett Price, Alfred Sandrock and Don Hubbard. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 19, 1968 - Friday, pg 6]
DONNA CHRISTENSEN - The remains of Donna Christensen, aged about 12 years, were brought overland from Whiting, Ind., Tuesday afternoon for interment in the family lot in Grove Hill cemetery. Her mother, who died a few years ago and was laid to rest here, will be remembered by her maiden name of Miss Mary Scotchbrook, a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Y. Upton. Further particulars are not obtainable at this time. [Contributed by Pam Pickens - Sterling Daily Gazette, pg. 6 Aug 21, 1929]
MATILDA (PETERSON) CHRISTENSEN, of RFD 2, Tampico, died Monday afternoon in the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Dixon at the age of 94. Mrs. Christensen was born Feb. 10, 1871, in Princeton, the daughter of the late Gustave and Mary Larson Peterson. She was a member of the Tampico Methodist Church for over 70 years. She was united in marriage to Christen Christensen, who preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1934. They had farmed many years in the Tampico area. She is survived by one son, Charles, of RFD 2, Tampico; three daughters, Miss Clara Marie, Miss Evelyn Mae, and Miss Myrtle Christena Christensen, all of RFD 2, Tampico; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband and four brotheers. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Baumeister, pastor of the Tampico Methodist Church, officiating, with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 2, 1965 - Tuesday, pg 2 col
MYRTLE CHRISTENA CHRISTENSEN, 65, RR2, Tampico, died early Friday morning at her home. Funeral services will be held at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Harmon, pastor of Tampico First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Miss Christensen was born Feb. 19, 1911 in Tampico, the daughter of Christen and Matilda E. Peterson Christensen. She lived her entire life at the family home in Tampico. She was a member of the Tampico First United Methodist Church. She is survived by one brother, Charles G. Christensen of RR2, Tampico. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Clara Marie Christensen on July 18, 1968, and Evelyn Mae Christensen on April 23, 1969. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - bodyThe Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 2, 1976 - Friday, pg 4
RAYMOND CHRISTENSEN - Brandon, S.D. - Raymond J. Christensen, 75, of Grandon S.D. died March 2, 1992 at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. Services will be 1:30 at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids SD. Burial in Trenton Cemetery, Trent SD. Mr. Christensen was born July 29, 1916 on a farm near Trent, the son ofJoseph and Ethel (Anderson) Christensen. He grew up near Trent, and was a graduate of Trent High School. He married Helen Graess on Oct. 26, 1944 in Sterling. The couple farmed on the family farm until 1970, when they moved to Brandon. Mr. Christensen worked as a electronic engineer at Kale TV until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of AARL, Brandon Lutheran Church and Sioux Falls Amateur Radio Club. He also was a pilot. Surviving are his wife, one son, Johhn, Brandon; one sister Mrs. Alice Nelson of Trent and three grandchildren. [Contributed by Cynthia Lane]
CHARLES CHURCH, 53, of Tampico, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, after an extended illness. He was self employed as a carpenter for many years. Mr. Church was born Dec. 11, 1949 in Saltville, Va., the son of Tom and Betty (Osborne) Church. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He married Denise Willman on Jan. 28, 1969 in Rock Falls. He enjoyed Old West memorabilia and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Angela Church-Boesen of Prophetstown, Andrea Church of Rock Falls, and Alyse Church of Tampico, and his parents of Gladespring, Va. He was preceded in death by a sister, Cathy Church. Memorial service is at 6 p.m. Monday at Rock River First Church of God, with the Rev. Nathan Green officiating. A gathering of family and friends is from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, Rock Falls. A memorial has been established. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois March 23, 2003 - Sunday, pg A5]
DASHAWNA ANN CHURCH, 5, died Friday, January 20, 2006 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on November 21, 2000 in Sterling, the daughter of Shawn A. and Jessica A. (Reyle) Church. She attended pre-school in Prophetstown. Surviving is her mother, Jessica Church of Prophetstown; her father, Shawn A. (Angela) Church of Sterling; her sister Darian Church; her brothers Gage Church and Gavin Church; her step-brothers Dylan, Hunter and Noah; her maternal grandparents, Mary Garner and Jim Chase of Prophetstown; her paternal grandparents, Kathy Smith of Hitchcock, TX and Jim Church of Lyndon. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, Rock Falls with the Rev. Nancy Dvorachek, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation is Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
--- News Article of the Accident: Heavy snow and treacherous icy roads were the conditions reported involving a tragic two-car accident resulting in the death of a five year old child and injuring three other passengers Friday evening, Jan. 5, east of Lyndon. Dashawna Ann Church was pronounced dead by Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald at CGH Medial Center in Sterling at 6:11 p.m. A van driven by Mary K. Garner was eastbound on Moline Rd. when it was struck by a car heading west driven by Gina M. Cornstubble, 19, of Lyndon. Other passengers in the Garner vehicle were Jessica Church, 21, of Prophetstown and her daughter, five year old Dashawna Church. Cornstubble was driving alone. The Whiteside County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident report at 4:15 .m. All four victims were rushed to the hospital. The accident remains under investigation. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from the Prophetstown Echo]
NANCY M. (STONE) CHURCH, 66, of Barstow, IL died Saturday, July 1, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family. Services were held Thursday, July 6, 2006 at the Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown. Burial followed in Sharon Cemetery, rural Erie, IL. Following the burial, the celebration of her life continued for all family and friends at the Barstow Fire Department. A memorial fund has been established for EMT and Nursing education. Nancy was born May 7, 1940 in Rutland, IL the daughter of Francis and Lila (Redell) Stone. She was a graduate of Prophetstown High School and Black Hawk College, Moline. She married M.L. Church in 1959. They divorced in 1979. She had worked at Purina Foods, Clinton, IA, and Volckmann's Furniture, Morrison where she was a union steward. At the age of 54, she received her Registered Nursing Degree. She then worked for Trinity Hospital, A Plus, and Gentiva all in the Quad Cities. Nancy then worked for Trinity Home Health Care where she specialized in in-home pediatrics. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Fenton, IL, the Red Hat Society, and past Eastern Star member. She served the Barstow Fire Department in many ways. She was an EMT, Volunteer Firefighter, member of its ladies auxiliary and treasurer of the Barstow Fireman's Association. She also taught EMT and First Responder courses for area fire departments. Her hobbies included gardening, crocheting, sewing and golfing. Nancy is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Sandy and Jim Gerrard, Spring Valley, MN, Kim and Tom Dolieslager, Erie, IL, sons Tim Church, East St. Louis, Randy Church, Erie, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sisters and spouses, Mary Ann and Marion Duuck, Clinton, IA, Lucy and Gene Ryan, Morrison, IL, Frannie and Carlyle Oleson, Hooppole, IL, brothers and spouses, Larry and Barb Stone and Frank and Kathy Stone, Lyndon, IL. She was preceded by her parents and a sister, Judy. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from The Prophetstown Echo – July 11, 2006]
ROGER CHURCH, 52, of Columbus, GA, formerly of Franklin Grove, IL, died suddenly Jan. 18, 2006 in Columbus. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Gibson and Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown, IL. Burial will follow in the Riverside cemetery, Prophetstown. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established. Roger was born Feb. 17, 1953 in Greenville, SC, the son of Richard D. and Sara (Griffin) Church. He was currently employed by Charbroil Co. as a maintenance supervisor. Roger enjoyed the outdoors and was involved in antique cars. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Rusty and Kellie Frey, Dixon, IL, Jonathan and Jessica Church, Galesburg, IL, three grandchildren, and sisters and brother-in-law, Sharon and William Creekpaum, Rock Falls, and Vickie Herwig, Dixon. He was preceded by his father in 1981 and mother in 1983. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from the Prophetstown Echo]
ELLIS W. CLAPPER, died Tuesday, September 7, 1897 at age 57 yrs 1 mnth 10 days. He was born 27 July 1845 in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa and married in 1863 Miss Margaret Wilt. They arrived in Illinois Spring of 1865. Mr. Clapper was postmaster and tax collector. They have four daughters: Mrs. T. B. Sibley, Mrs. Emmet A. Sibley, Mrs. John Guthrie and ? at home. From the Erie Independent 18 December 1897 [Contributed by Cyndie Dennis Greer]
JAMES I. CLAPPER, age 79, of 1307 5th Ave., Sterling, died Tuesday morning (26 May 1977 ?) at the Geneva Community Hospital, Geneva, Ill., while visiting his son. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rock Falls Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. E. A. Henrichs, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation is Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in his memory to the Rock Falls Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was born February 8, 1898 in Brown County, Ind., the son of Charles and Amanda Jarrett Clapper. He married Marie Broeker April 10, 1937 in Alliance, Neb. He worked as a railroad supervisor and was a member of the Immanual Lutheran Church. Survivors include his widow, one son, James F Clapper of St. Charles; three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. John (Dolly) Frybarger of Hot Springs, S.D. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 1, 1977 - Monday, pg 4]
BESSIE L. CLARK, 82, of 609 Coloma Court, Rock Falls, died Tuesday evening in Community General Hospital . There will be visitation at Allen Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Allen Funeral Home by the Rev. Loyal M. Wilkinson, pastor of the First Congregational Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery . Mrs. Clark was born Dec. 20, 1887 in Osman, Ill., the daughter of Francis and Susan e. Musselman Crotts. Surviving are three sons, Walter Dobson of Cicero, Harold Dobson of Chicago and Edward Clark of Sterling ; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Elsie ) Owens of Nashville, Mich., and Mrs. Elmer (Betty) Russell of Sterling; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Martin of Danville, 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Aug 19, 1970 Sterling Gazette]
BONNIE L. (HOPKINS) CLARK, 32, of 1111 Ave. A. Rock Falls, passed away at the family home Tuesday evening after a lengthy illness. She was born October 27, 1928 in Dalton, Ga., the daughter of Horace and Ruth Hopkins. She was united in marriage to Richard A. Clark, June 10, 1950, in Rock Falls by Rev. Harry E. Shiffer. The couple lived in Rock Falls the past eight years after Mr. Clark was separated from military services. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Ruth Scott of Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Camelia) Weizel of Rock Falls; one brother, Horace C. Hopkins of Rock Falls; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be Thursday morning at 10 in St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. David McCleary and Dr. Alfred L. Grewe, pastors, officiating after which the body will be sent to the Love Funeral Home at Dalton, Ga., for services at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in the Whitefield Memorial Gardens at Dalton. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette November 2, 1960 - Wednesday, page 2]
ELIZA CLARK, The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Clark was held Thursday afternoon in the Congregational church, a large body of friends and relatives being present to pay last respects to one whom they had learned to love for her many lovely Christian characteristics. Rev. C. I. Campbell of the Congregational church conducted the rites. The pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased, Harry CLark, Vernon Hurd, Kenneth Clark, Roland Clark, Donald and Ralph Clark. Burial was made in Riverside cemetery, Prophetstown. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette October 5, 1926 - Tuesday]
EVE (KANTHOR) CLARK, 90 of Sterling died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Clark was born Nov.3, 1914 in Gary Ind., the daughter of Joseph and Rochelle 9Matasar) Kanthor. She married Donald L. Clark on Aug.2, 1969. Survivors includer her husband; a daughter, Lee (Dennis) Bennett of Brookfield; two sons, Jerry (Michelle) Clark of Sugar Hill, Texas, and Steve Clark of Rock Falls; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services held by Rev. Larry Thomson at the Mc Donald Funeral Home.
JAMES THOMAS CLARK, 77, of Fulton, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at the VA Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, following a courageous battle with kidney and vascular disease. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. James was born February 7, 1930, in Morrison, to John T. and Clara M. (Fossett) Clark. He attended Unionville School and graduated from Morrison High School in 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950, serving his country during the Korean War. He married Patricia A. VanDeMark in Sterling on October 8, 1955. She died April 14, 2007. The couple first made their home in Clinton, Iowa, then moved to rural Fulton in 1962, where they farmed for 44 years. He was employed by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in Clinton, Iowa, for 28 years, retiring in 1978. Mr. Clark was a devoted husband and father. He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton, serving as an usher for many years. He also coached softball for the Union Grove Sod Busters 4-H Club for a number of years. He enjoyed gardening, drives through the countryside, fishing, attending county fairs and socializing with his numerous groups of friends. He will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Roberta (Betty) Schnoebelen of Upland, California, three sons, James Jr. of Clinton, Iowa, John (Louise) of Morrison, and Daniel of Boulder City, Nevada; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; beloved daughter, Margaret; his parents; five brothers; and two sisters. His family requests that memorials be made to Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. [Contributed by John K. Clark Sterling Daily Gazette Date: July 6, 2007]
JOHN EDWARD CLARK, 44, Morrison, died Tuesday of a heart attack at 224 Main Ave., Clinton, Iowa. Clinton County medical examiner, Dr. J.J. Young, pronounced the man dead of natural causes after an ambulance had been summoned to the address. The Body was taken to the Dalton funeral home and then transferred to the Reynolds funeral home in Morrison. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic church in Morrison. A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery at Fulton, Illinois. Mr. Clark was born April 21, 1920 in Stephen, Minnesota, the son of John and Marie Fossett Clark. He was educated in Morrison. He was married to Mary Margaret Hook, who died in 1950. He was employed as a clerk for the North Western Railroad and was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's church and VFW. He was a World War II veteran, a Purple Heart recipient for wounds suffered during battle in France in September 1944. Surviving are his father of Camanche, three brothers, James T. of Fulton, Charles R. of Clinton and Robert J. of Davenport; and three sisters, Mrs. Leroy (Madeline) Shepler of Clinton, Mrs. John (Helen) O'Connell of Clinton and Mrs. Merle (Betty) Schnoebelen of Dyersville. He was preceded in death by his wife and mother. [Submitter: John K. Clark, The Clinton Herald, Jan 14, 1965]
JUANITA L. CLARK, age 82, of Lanark, IL, died November 20, 2000 at the Big Meadows Nursing Center in Savanna. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 24, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Herb Bollman of Faith Reformed Church officiated. Burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Juanita was born on January 4, 1918 in Paducah, KY. She married Joe Clark in 1966 in Lanark, IL. She was employed for 30 years at Kraft Foods, retiring in 1983. She liked to travel. For a number of years, she and her husband wintered in Texas. Juanita was survived by her husband, Joe W. Clark of Lanark; two sons, Robert (Mary) Brown of Shabbona, and Gerald Brown of Sheboygan, WI; one daughter, Donna (Larry) Oncken of Aurora; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Marshall; her parents; three sisters, Lowveda Wittenauer, Oline Andrews, and Gwendolyn McDonald; and one brother, Howard McDonald. [Contributed by Lori Gilbert]
KIMBERLY KAY CLARK, infant daughter of James D. & Marion Leathers Clark of 209 W. 13th St., Rock Falls, died at birth at Community General Hospital Friday afternoon. She is survived by her parents; one brother, David at home; maternal grandparetns, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Leathers of Princeton; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Goldie Clark of Odin; maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Williamson of Iuka and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. R. A. Croger of Odin; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling with the Rev. Ronnie Cramer of the Faith Assembly Church officiating. Arrangements were completed by the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois July 20, 1968 - Thursday, pg. 2, col. 4]
LILLIAN LOIS CLARK - Funeral services were conducted at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls for Lillian Lois Clark formerly of 229 Emmons Ave., Rock Falls, who died at the Dixon Public Hospital early Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joe M. Walker, pastor of the Como Baptist Church, and the Rev. Ralph Altmon, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church of Dixon, officiating. Burial was in Oak Knoll Cemetery. Mrs. Norma Dillingham played the organ for the service, while Phyllis Butler sang "On A Rugged Hill," and Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Meeks sang "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were: Leburn Berry, William Cooley, William Deets, Donald Dudley, Jon Wetzell and Donald Willhite. Flower Aids were Mrs. Steve McCombs, Mrs. Marge Sprankle and Mrs. Florence Baker. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette October 9, 1973 - Tuesday, pg 2]
MARGARET MARIE CLARK - age 25, of 300-1/2 West Main Street, Morrison, died Thursday evening, May 10th at Mercy Hospital, Clinton, Iowa, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday with a prayer service at 10 a.m. at the Grennen Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Morrison, with the Rev. Leo Bartel officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established in her memory. Margarret Clark was born on September 27, 1958 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of James T. and Patricia (Van De Mark) Clark. She was educated in the Futon Schools and graduated from Fulton High School in 1976. She was a member of the Morrison Recreation Association, Secretary of the Volleyball League, member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Morrison, and at the time of her death was the Office Manager at the Rock River Dariry Equipment Company, Inc., Morrison. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Clark of Fulton; three brothers, John of Albany, James Jr. and Daniel, both of Fulton. [Contributed by John K. Clark]
PATRICIA (VAN DeMARK) CLARK - 75, of Fulton, IL., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2007, after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for 10 years. Patricia was born March 17, 1932, in Sterling, IL., to John E. and Margaret C. Behler Van De Mark. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from Newman High School in Sterling in 1950. She married James T. Clark of Morrison on Oct. 8, 1955. The couple first made their home in Clinton, Iowa, then moved to rural Fulton in 1962 where they farmed until she was stricken with Alzheimer's Disease. Pat loved her God and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton, where she served many years as a Catechism teacher for the young people of the church. She was an active member of the Alter & Rosary Society. Pat also served several years as an election judge in Fulton Township. She was an avid animal lover, always caring for the sick or injured stray that wandered home. Survivors include her husband, James T. Clark; sons, James Jr., John (Louise), and Daniel, ; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Margaret, her parents, a brother and two sisters. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton, with the Rev. James Keenan celebrating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, Ill. Her family requests that memorials be made to the local or national Alzheimer's Association or the Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton [Contributed by John K. Clark Quad City Times Date: April 16, 2007]
ALVIN CLAUSSEN, 99, a resident of the Prophets Riverview Center, Prophetstown, died Friday at the center. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. The Gibson and Son Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. He was born Nov. 17, 1904, in Sabula to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clausen. On May 23, 1931, he married Oney Beaton in Spartanburg, S.C., and the couple lived in the Prophetstown community since marriage. He was educated in Nebraska schools. He was a sales manager for the former Eclipse Lawmower Co. in Prophetstown for 41 years. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, a charter member of the Prophet Hills Country Club and a member of the Prophetstown Masonic Lodge, Moline Consistory and Kahaba Shrine. Survivors include his wife, Oney of Prophetstown. He was preceded un death by seven brothers. [Clinton Herald January 3, 2003]
ANNA CLAUSSEN, 71, 1401 Bennett Dr., Rock Falls, died Monday afternoon at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eden Funeral Home, 101 S. Front St., Danforth, with the Rev. R. Kolberg officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery at Danforth. Friends may call at the Eden Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Classen was born March 1, 1903 in Fairbury, the daughter of Christian and Mary Armbruster Steidinger. She was united in marriage to Frank G. Classen on Aug. 24, 1932, he preceded her in death April 28, 1954. Survivors include three sons, Marion of Rock Falls; Charles, Monticello, Iowa; Alvin, Trenton, Mo.; one daughter, Viola Kemmerer, Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Carrie Morehart, Arizona; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, one daughter, Wilma; one sister and her parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 22, 1974 - Tuesday]
DARLENE M. (RUSSEL) CLAUSSEN, 81, of Yuma Ariz., formerly of Mount Morris, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003. She worked in the family business. She then was a homemaker and also was employed by Kable Printing Co., Mount Morris, retiring in 1980. Mrs. Claussen was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Sterling, the daughter of Frank and Mildred (Dobson) Russel. She graduated from Rock Falls High School. She married Duane F. Claussen on Feb. 2, 1946, in Mount Morris. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Earl (Judi) Claussen of Normal, Jeffrey (Lee) Claussen of Casa Grande, Ariz., Ronn (Stephanie) Claussen of Freeport and Bradley (Laurie) Claussen and Donn (Joan) Claussen, both of Rockford; a daughter, Cherl (Mike) Dunphy of Denver; two brothers, Alvin (Mary Jane) Russel and Jerry (Karen) Russel; two sisters, Delores (Jim) Morgan and Lois Como; 15 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Junior, Lloyd, Elmer, Gordon and Melvin; and two sisters, Betty and Dorthea. Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at finch Funeral Home, Mount Morris, with the Rev. Brian Channel officiating. Burial is private. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. [Daily Gazette August 7, 2003]
JOSEPHINE (PARKER) CLAVIN : Mrs. Josephine Clavin whose maiden name was Josephine Parker was born in New York state February 13, 1850. Her parents came to Illinois when she was in her childhood, and made their home in Mendota, where her marriage to John Clavin occurred on April 24, 1869. In 18871 she and her husband moved from Mendota to Sterling to reside. To them three children were born, namely Mrs. Ella Penrose and Alvin M Clavin, both of Sterling, and Mrs. Blanche Adair, of Rogers Park, Chicago. The husband and father died August 28, 1902, and Mrs. Clavin continued to make Sterling her home, her residence being at 809 First Avenue. When she was but a young girl Mrs. Clavin remembered her Creator in the days of her youth, and accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour and Lord. She became identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Mendota, but while in Sterling became an attendant at the services of worship in the First Christian Church, and a participant in the fellowship thereof. In latter years of her life, however, she was unable to attend the meetings in the House of God nor any other public gatherings, her health being enfeebled by asthma from which she suffered for over forty years. For two months prior to her death she had been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Penrose, 604 Avenue C, Sterling, who had given her mother all possible care in what proved to be Mrs. Clavin's final illness. The end came at 1:30 p.m., March 31, 1922, the years of her life being seventy-two years, one month, and eighteen days. The children afore mentioned who mourn the loss of their mother, are parents of the following grandchildren of Mrs. Clavin, namely, William and Gladys Penrose, of Sterling, Heken and Alvin, Jr. Clavin, of Sterling, and Harold and Dorothy Adair, of Chicago. The funeral services were held at the Penrose residence, 604 Avenue C, on Sunday April 2, 1922, at 2:30 p.m. they were conducted by Rev. Ralph V. Callaway, minister of the Sterling First Christian church. Mrs. Hattie Ebersole sang the sacred solo, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." The large concource of friends and relatives of the family of the deceased bore eloquent tribute of the respect in which Mrs. Clavin was held. The mortal remains were laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. March 31, 1922, Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
FRANK CLEAVELAND - Funeral services for Frank Cleaveland, who died Friday (29 Jul 1939) were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Prophetstown Methodist Church. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Rev. A. E. Simester conducted the rites. A quartet composed of Kenneth Hansen, Glenn Graham, Mrs. H. F. Eshleman and Mrs. V. R. Olmstead sang "Face to Face," accompanied on the organ by V. R. Olmstead. The sons of Union Veterans and the Prophetstown Masonic Lodge, of which the deceased was a member, attended the services in a body. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. The graveside services were in charge of the Masons, and the impressive Masonic ritual was delivered by C. R. Wildman. Six Masons, who attended the casket were: K. N. Fenn, Dr. W. F. Tyler, L. K. Groharing, Charles Sibley, Karl Morath and Everett Presnell. Shirley Wilson, Cheryl Robb, Marian Olmstead and Ruth Graham, former members of Mrs. Cleaveland's Sunday school class, assisted with the flowers. They were assisted by Eugene Wilson and Donald Eshleman. Those from a distance who attended the services were: Henry Cleaveland, Rock Island; Mrs. Cora Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallace, Gordon Wallace, Joliet; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boone, Warren; Dr. and Mrs. Perkins, Geneseo; Bruce Cleaveland, Gary, Ind.; Miss Nadine Cleaveland, Arkansas City, Kans. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois July 31, 1939 - Monday, pg 6]
In the passing of Jay Cleaveland, whose death occurred at his home this morning at six o'clock, Prophetstown loses one of its oldest and most respected citizens, the oldest member of the local Masonic lodge and perhaps the oldest Mason in Whiteside County. Mr. Cleaveland had been in failing health for several months and the end was not unexpected. His age was 88 years, 2 months, and 6 days. Born March 24, 1844 in Onieda County NY, Mr. Cleaveland came ot Hume Twp. with his parents in a covered wagon in 1852, at the age of eight years. He resided at the Cleaveland homestead in Hume until four years ago, when he moved to this city with his son, Earl J. Cleaveland, with whom he had lived on the farm. He was married May 24, 1865 to Miss Frances Dennison who preceded him Feb. 3, 1923. To their union one son, Earl J., was born. The deceased is the last of a family of eleven boys and two girls. Mr. and Mrs. Cleaveland celebrated their golden wedding in May, 1915, at which event over 100 guests, were entertained at their farm home. Mr. Cleaveland joined the Masonic lodge in this city December 28, 1867, later joining Minerva chapter of Eastern Star at the time of its organization, and was the last charter member of that lodge. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and of the Congregational church. The funeral will be held Friday from the church, Rev. I.C. Campbell officiating.
JESSIE (BARBER) CLEAVELAND passed away at Jane Lamb hospital in Clinton Sunday evening at 6:30. Her husband, who had been called to Clinton Saturday morning, was with Mrs. Cleaveland when the end came. Mrs. Cleaveland had been in poor health for about five years. She was reporter and bookkeeper at the Echo office from January 1928, when she started to work under former editor Bruce Cole, until September 6, 1933, for the present publishers. At that time Mrs. Cleaveland was obliged to resign on account of her health and a week or so later she submited to a major operation at the Jane Lamb hospital, Clinton. She partially regained her health for a time but was never again able to resume her work. She suffered several relapses and in the fall of 1937 returned to the hospital for treatments which afford only temporary relief. The remains were brought to the Dudley mortuary and funeral services were conducted at the chapel by her pastor, the Rev. I.C. Campbell, this morning (Wednesday)at 10'o'clock. After the service, which was attendd by a large number of her friends, the body was taken to Davenport, Ia., by Frank L. Dudley and Mr. Cleaveland for cremation, thus carrying out the wishes of the deceased some time prior to her death. The ashes will be interred in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery in this city. Mrs. Cleaveland was a woman of exceptional ability and took a keen interest in the social life of her home community. Previous to her marriage she worked in the telephone office and at other office work in her home city, Hammond, La., and her work in the office of the Echo was eminently satisfactory. She was a member of the Episcopal church at Hammond, La., and upon coming to Prophetstown attended the Congregational church and at different times was a member of the choir. She was a member of the Minerva Chapter O.E.S. of which she was Past Worthy Matron, and was also Past President of the Prophetstown Woman's Club. Mrs. Cleaveland's father, F. J. Barber, a cousin of Miss Effie Barber of this city, was at one time engaged in the general merchandise business here with the late S.G. Baldwin. He went from here to Chicago, where he was a commission merchant for a number of years. It was while the family lived at the latter city that Mrs. Cleaveland was born, Aug. 6, 1884. Mr. Cleaveland's many friends deeply sympathise with him in the loss of his wife. Jessie Barber, daughter of Flavius J. and Addie E. Carey Barber, was born in Chicago, Ill., August 6, 1884 and died at Clinton IA., January 23, 1938 at the age of 53 years, 5 months and 17 days. At the age of nine years she accompanied her parents ot Hammond, La., which was her home until her marriage July 18, 1910 to Guy L. Cleaveland of Prophetstown, Ill. After her marriage she and her husband lived for five years at Ora, Miss., moving to Prophetstown in the spring of 1915. Prophetstown was her home the remainder of her life. Survived by her husband, one brother, T. B. Barber of Port Arthur, Tex., and one sister, Mrs. J.G. Lee, Jr., of Baton Rouge, La. Her father preceded her in death in 1908 and her mother in 1935. (Front Page of the Prophetstown Echo January 26, 1938) Funeral services for Mrs. Guy L. Cleaveland, 53, who died Sunday evening were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Frank L. Dudley funeral chapel in Prophetstown. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Rev. I.C. Campbell of the Congregational church conducted the rites. Following the services, the body was taken to Davenport, Ia., where it was creamated. Sterling Daily Gazette January 27, 1938
EMSLEY A. CLEETON age 78 years, former merchant and teacher of Sullivan County, died at his home in Chicago on Tuesday, January 23, 1951. He was a retired employee of the City of Chicago, having served in the Water Department for 35 years. The early part of his life was spent in and around Green City and he is well known in this community. Mr. Cleeton would have received his 50-year pin in the Masonic Lodge this fall, being a member of Green City Lodge A.F. & A.M. 159, and the Masonic Veterans in Chicago. Services will be held in Chicago this Thursday and the body will be brought to Green City for interment. Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Green City, Sunday, January 28th, 1951, at 2 p.m. Masonic services will be held. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Agnes) Page, of Green City, two brothers, Z. A. Cleeton of Kirksville, Mo., and E. M. Cleeton of Moberly, Mo., two grandchildren, Joseph Rohrer of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. Alice Belle Marine of Chicago, Illinois, and a host of relatives and friends. [Contributed by Yvonne Shultis from the Green City Press Green City, MO 25 Jan 1951 **Regarding Emsley Cleeton: Was for a number of years principal of Fulton (IL) High School.
PEARL B. CLEETON - Services for Mrs. Pearl B. Cleeton, 75, of 6050 Dorchester av., retired teacher and widow of Emsley A. Cleeton, for many years a city water department employe, will be held at 3 pm. tomorrow in the chapel at 2024 E. 75th st. She died Tuesday in her home. Mrs. Cleeton was a member of the Chicago chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Izaak Walton league, and the Chicago group, New England Women's society. (Chicago Daily Tribune Chicago, IL 13 Aug 1953) From the same paper - another notice --Pearl B. Cleeton, 6050 Dorchester avenue, Aug. 11, 1953, wife of the late Emsley A. Cleeton. At chapel, 2024 E. 75th street at Jeffery boulevard, where services will be held Friday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. Interment Saturday, 2 p.m. (C.S.T.), Fulton, Ill. Member of Chicago chapter, D.A.R.; Izaak Walton league (Woodlawn); Chicago Colony New England Women, and Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars, State of Illinois. - Funeral services were conducted in the Fay funeral home Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Pearl Cleeton of Chicago, former Fulton resident. Mrs. Cleeton was co-owner of the farm north of Cottonwood, operated for many years by the John Valk family. [Contributed by Yvonne Shultis from The Whiteside Sentinel Morrison, IL Th, 20 Aug 1953, p. 4]
DAVID CLEMONS - Found dead in his bed at his home on Johnson avenue Wed. afternoon at about 1:30. He had not been feeling well during the morning and went to his bed at about 11 o'clock. At about 1:30 Mrs. Clemons went to the room to see how he was and found him apparently dead. She called a physician and he made an examination and pronounced life extinct. Through a misunderstanding no undertaker was called till about 6:30 Wednesday evening. Owing to the circumstances of the death, a coroner's inquest was asked for and Cor. J.G. Limerick of Rock Falls was called this morning. A jury was sworn in at the undertaking rooms of Janssen & O'Malley and went to the home to view the remains. The inquest was held at 9 o'clock and Dr. J.F. Keefer and Mrs. Clemons were examined. The jury found that death came from apoploxy. The jury was compoused of the following: R.W. Mitchell, F.A. Gould, W.E. Liewllyn, D.R. Llewellyn, D.R. Barley and Samuel Grostle. David Clemons was born in Charlemont Mass. 72 years, five months and sixteen days ago. He came west in October 1866 and has lived in an about Sterling ever since. The deceased leaves to mourn his death, his wife and four children: Mrs. W.E. McNeil, Montmorency, Edward D. Clemons, Hume; Mrs. Fred A Payne North Adams Mass and Charles Clemons, one brother also survives, he is Freman Clemons of Springfield Mas. Mr. Clemons has been a broom maker all his life and was at one time owner of the Sterling Broom works. He was well known to nearly everybody in this city, Rock Falls and vicinity, as a quick, kind hearted man. He will be missed by many. The funeral will be at the house, Saturday at 11 o'clock of the Baptist church, officiating. The interment will be in Riverside Cem. [Contributed by Sue Nesland 19 Man 1905 FUNERAL: The funeral over the remains of David Clemons was held this morning at the home on Johnson avenue. There were a number of relatives of the family present. The Rev. James A. Pierce, pastor of the Baptist church, preached the sermon. There were a number of floral offerings. After the service the cortege went to the Riverside cemetery where the remains were laid to rest in the family lot.[ Sterling Gazette 21 Jan 1905 from Sue Nesland]
HELEN ELIZABETH CLEMONS - The year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Clemons, died Saturday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock of cholera infantum. She ws ill but two days. The funeral was held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the house, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to sympathize with the grief stricken parents in the loss of their only child. The Rev. W.H. Pierce preached the funeral sermon speaking words of comfort and cheer. Many beautiful floral offerings were presented by loving friends including forms and wreaths from the Eminent Ladies, Mrs. B.G. mabrey, Mrs. henry Bowen, Mrs. William Smith, R.H. Nichol Jr., Messrs and Mesdames Freeman Clemons, W.E. McNeil, C.J. Pfulb and others. The little form was tenderly laid to rest in the Riverside cemetery. [Contributed by Sue Nesland - Sterling Standard 17 Sep. 1900]
PATSY CLENTANO , 70, retired owner and operator of a local bus line some years ago, died Monday (20 June 1966) in Clearwater, Fla., according to messages received here. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday, with a requiem mass in Light of Christ Catholic Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. Surviving are his wife, Erma J. Celentano; four sons, Tony and Nick of Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., Mario Celantano, in California, and Pat M. Celentano, Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Pasadena, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Sterling Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 21 June 1966 page 2:4]
GEORGE V. CLUM, 88, for 10 years superintendent of schools in Tampico where he retired from teaching in 1928, and also a former school superintendent at Prophetstown and Mt. Carroll, died Saturday, March 22 at his home in Thornville, Ohio. Funeral rites on Wednesday at Thornville were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cantlin of Rock Falls. Mr. Clum was graudated from Ohio State University and received his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. He taught school for 36 yars. During his residence in Thornville, Mr. Clum was instrumental in organizing a library and furnishing many of the books. He is survived by three children, George Jr., of Short Hills, N.J., Mrs. Evelyn Hallahan of Oakland, Calif., and Miss Florence at home. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 31, 1952 - Monday, pg 2]
PERCY CLUTTERHAM - Funeral services for Percy Clutterham were conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. Paul Bloomquist, pastor of Fourth Street Methodist Church, and Rev. V. Edwin Birch, of Freeport, former pastor of Fourth Street Church. The services were at the Trouth Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Knoll Cemetery. The pallbearers were Dr. A. A. Goulding, George Schuneman, Albert Giffrow, G. L. Robinson, Foster Fike and H. E. Kidd. Mrs. Albert Schwab presided at the organ and Mrs. Mark Reitzel was soloist. Those in charge of flowers were Mrs. Ray Weber, Mrs. Harry Burre, Mrs. Russell Arthur, Mrs. J. Coats, Mrs. John Persona, Mrs. Harold Murphy and Mrs. E. N. Swisshelm. Out of town relatives in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Clutterham, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Clutterham, Mrs. Frederick Meyers, brothers and sister from Chicago; Avis Nicholai, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., Mrs. Amy Merrill, Rita Merrill, Mrs. Jeanette Goble and son William of Glenn Ellyn, Mrs. Maude Clayton, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lochard, Waterloo, Ia., Mrs. Lucille Swinbach, Jesup, Ia. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 5, 1951 - Saturday, pg 2]
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