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Naffziger, Della M.

Della M. Naffziger, sister of Maxine Snyder of Raymond, died Thursday, Setpember 24, 1998, in her home in Atlanta. She was 85 years old on October 30. She was born in Eminence Township, a daughter of Gilbert and Laura Petty Turner. She married Wayne T. Naffziger in 1935 in Peoria. He died in 1994. Surviving daughters, Patricia Kutilek of Lombard, Shirley J. Stroud of Champaign, Sharon McKown and Vicki S. Barry, both of Altanta; brothers, William H. Turner and Gilbert Turner Jr., both of Atlanta, Raymond E. Turner of Lincoln; another sister, Eleanor Schmidt of Atlanta; 12 grandchidlren and 26 great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday in Atlanta with burial in Union Cemetery in rural Emden.

Nagel, Margaret I.

Services for Margaret I. Nagel, mother of Beverly I. Nemeth of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Girard, with the Rev. Dan LaCount officiating. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Pleasant Hill Village. Mrs. Nagel died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, in Docotrs Hospital. She was 86 years old on December 14. She worked for the Virden Dress factory at one time, and was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Girard. She was born in Coal City, Pa., a daughter of John and Mary Frank Jupina. She married Bernard M. Nagel in 1934, in Girard. He died in 1996. Surviving are a son, Bernard J. "Bernie" Nagel and wife Linda of Auburn; another daughter, Patricia A. Sallade of Girard; a brother, John P. Jupina of Girard; and three grandchildren. 

Nail, Edwin

Services for Edwin Nail, formerly of Waggoner, were held Tuesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel, Colleyville, Texas, with burial in Garden of Rainbow Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorials be sent in care of Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. Mr. Nail, of Hurst, Texas, died Sunday, December 27, 1998. He was 65 years old last January 15, and a veteran of World War II. He was a son of Myron Nail of Waggoner and the late Bertha Bergman Nail. He was an airline pilot before he retired. Surviving besides his father are daughters, Kate Capshaw Spielberg, Carrie Elizabeth Wunderle, both of California, Kelly Lynn Fehlberg of Wisconsin; sons, David Leon Nail and Jeffrey Howard Wunderle, both of California; and 10 grandchildren. Among others surviving is a nephew, Rodney Matthews of Waggoner. A sister, Wilma Matthews, preceded him in death.

Napier, Green

Services for Green Napier, of Staunton, were held at 11 a.m. today in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livingston. The Rev. Father George Radosevich officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shriners Hospital. Mr. Napier died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Ven-Cor Hospital, St. Louis. He was 78 years old on September 8, and an Army veteran of World War II. He spent 20 years on active duty with the Army, retiring with the rank of Major. He then spent 22 years as a civil servant, working for the Army. He had resided for the past four years in Staunton. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston, Staunton VFW Post 1241 and Masonic Lodge 177 AF&AM of Staunton. He was born in Little, Kentucky, a son of Edward and Elva Strong Napier. His wife, the former Elsie Dzurus, survives. Surviving also are brothers, Earl Napier of Jackson, Ky., Henry Napier of Fort Wayne, Ind., Bill Napier of Jackson, Ky.; sisters, Ann Filburn of Jackson, Ky., Betty Welch and Virginia Gobel, both of Kendallville, Ind. Preceding him in death were a sister, Minerva Napier and brothers, Charles and Hiram Napier. 

Nash, Larry D.

Services for Larry D. Nash, of Nokomis, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sutton Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Pat Jakel and Rev. Jay Keele officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Illinois National Guard and the American Legion. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Nash died Friday, July 17, 1998, in Warrenton, Mo., as the result of injuries suffered in truck accident. He was 43 years old on May 21. He was a truck driver for Carry Transportation Company. A member of the Illinois National Guard for 20 years, he served in Desert Shield of Desert Storm. He was born in Chicago, a son of Donald and Anna Bucaro Nash. He married Teresa Menin on October 8, 1977, in Nokomis. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Bryan and Bobby Nash, both at Home; mother, Anna Nash of Nokomis; brother, Rodney Nash of Copper Cave, Texas; sister, Cathy Pavolka of Nokomis; grandmother, Grace Nash of Nokomis.

Nash, Nancy Lee

Services for Nancy Lee Nash, formerly of Nokomis, were held Wednesday in Vandalia with burial in Ramsey Cemetery. Mrs. Nash died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, January 25, 1999, in her home in Bingham. She was 44 years old on January 7. She was a beautician and a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Coffeen. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Johnnie Edwards and Mary Lucille Huber Stokes. She married Ronald Ray Nash on November 28, 1972, in Fayette County. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Dustin D. Nash of Ramsey; daughter, Brandi Kelly and husband Jeremy of RAmsey; her mother, Mary Stokes of Ramsey; brothers, Carol Stokes of Vera; Bill stokes and Johnnie R. Stokes of Ramsey and Clyde Stokes of Nokomis; sisters, Judy Hughes of Shobonier, Doreen Brown of Ramsey and two grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her father, Johnnie, and a son, Brandon Ray Nash in 1990.

Nation, John A.

Services for John A. Nation, of Ohlman, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis, with the Rev. John Bapst officiating. Burial will be in the Ohlman Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mr. Nation died at 6 p.m. Monday, December 13, 1999, in Pana Community Hospital. He was 73 years old on March 13. He was a truck driver and a school bus driver before he retired, and was affiliated with the Baptist church. He was born in Girard, a son of Henry and Mary Ward Nation. He married Lorene Sullivan on March 14, 1944; she survives. Surviving also are sons, Larry Nation and wife Sharon of Tower Hill, Russell Nation of Nokomis, Clinton Nation and wife Melissa of Schram City; daughters, Debra Herpstreith of Gillespie, Barb Klotz and husband Glen of Borger, Texas; brothers, Harry Nation of Middletown, Ohio, Alfred Nation of Alton; sisters, Verna Clevewell of Indiana, Clara Fouts of Auburn; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Robert Nation and a sister, Beulah Nation.

Neal, Olinda Albrecht

Graveside service for Olinda Albrecht Neal, formerly of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Spangle Cemetery near Staunton with the Rev. Richard Feyen officiating. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will meet friends in the cemetery from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Neal died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 1998, in Hampton Nursing Home, Alhambra. She was 87 years old on October 20. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Staunton. She was born in Omphghent Township of Madison County, a daughter of Christ and Emma Hunecke Albrecht, and was the last of her family. Twelve brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Neathery, Wanda G.

Wanda G. Neathery, who was retired from Hillboro Glass, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. She was 89 years old on August 27. A daughter of Lewis and Tina Crews Mackiney, she married Charles Neathery on November 27, 1936. He died on December 30, 1979. Surviving are daughters, Helen Hoyle of Vandalia, Charlotte Warner of Ramsey, Glenna Teter of Vandalia; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Glenn Mackiney; step brother, the Rev. Burlis Hill; and two grandchildren. Services were held today in Fillmore with burial in Greenhill Cemetery at VanBurensburg.

Needham, Dorothy Marie

Services for Dorothy Marie Needham, of Lake Kaho, Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Litchfield Amvets Post 16 or to cancer research. Mrs. Needham died at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 74 years old on March 5. She worked at the First National Bank of East St. Louis for 25 years before retiring. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens and Litchfield Chapter 581 of the Women of the Moose. She was also an avid bingo player. She was a 1941 graduate of St. Theresa's Academy, East St. Louis, and also attended St. Joseph's Catholic School there. She was born in East St. Louis, a daughter of William and Marcella Knott Diercks. She married Donald F. Needham on February 16, 1946, in the rectory of St. Joseph's Church in East St. Louis. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Dee Allen Needham of Mt. Olive; a daughter, Ladonna Marie Roberts and husband Louis of Cahokia; a sister, Rosemary Rettig and husband Joe of Largo, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services for Dorothy Marie Needham, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights. Pallbearers were Dean Jett, Charles Dowdy, Leonard Schneck, George Thompson, Charles Gilbert and Jay Rettig. Following the services a luncheon was served in the VFW hall by the Litchfield Amvets auxiliary. Mrs. Needham, 74, died Saturday, September 5, in St. Francis Hospital. CORRECTION In the follow up obituary of Dorothy Needham in Wednesday's services there was an error. The VFW auxiliary not the Amvets auxiliary provided lunch for family and friends in the VFW hall following the services.

Nelson, Loretta A.

Services for Loretta A. Nelson, of Coffeen, were held this morning in Toberman Funeral Home there. The Rev. Ivan Brake officiated. Burial was in Olive Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson died Monday, May 3, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 80 years old on August 25. She was a member of the Senior Citizens of Coffeen, Royal Neighbors of America, and New Life Assembly of God in Coffeen. She was born in Buckskin, Ind., a daughter of Creola Beacher. She married Jack Nelson on April 22, 1941, in Plymouth, Ind.; he died October 3, 1972. Surviving are daughters, Becky Wright and husband Ron of Coffeen, Tana Holzmeyer of Carlisle, Ind.; son, Jack E. Nelson of Buckskin; brothrs, Charles Beacher of Bedford, Ind., Joseph Beacher of Bloomington, Ind., Edward Beacher of Virginia; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Neuberger, Joan

Joan Neuberger, of Nokomis, died Saturday, July 10, in Pana Community Hospital. She was 70 years old on July 4. She was a teacher in the Nokomis School District before she retired, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Nokomis. She was born in Quincy, a daughter of Cahrles A. and Marjorie Berry Neuberger. No services are planned. Inurnment will be at a later date in Nokomis Cemetery. Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, is in charge of arrangements.

Newman, Letitia

Letitia Newman, sister of Irene Salato of Coffeen, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, in Annaheim, Calif. She was 89 years old on March 9. She was born in Coffeen, a daughter of Anton and Domenica Salato, and graduated from Coffeen High School in 1927. She then attended St. Anthony dePadua School of Nursing, Chicago, and graduated in 1931. A registered nurse, she worked at St. Anthony Hospital for several years and later in hospitals in California. She married David Newman in 1937 in Chicago. He preceded her in death. Surviving also are four children, David, Jonathon and Joan Newman and Mary Villaneuva, all in California; and six grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Joseph and George Salato and sisters, Gabriella Olson and Lucile Wilson. Services were held in California with burial in Resurrection Cemetery in San Gabriel.

Newport, Ethelyn June

Services for centenarian Ethelyn June Newport, of Hillsboro, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Hillsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Compton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro United Methodist Church or Hillsboro Hospital. Mrs. Newport died at 5:30 this morning, Wednesday, September 2, 1998, in Coalton. She was 103 years old on June 9. She was a resident of Hillsboro since 1939 but had resided in many other places during her lifetime, including Ramsey, Nokomis and Litchfield. She taught school in Coffeen during World War I, having graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1915. She was a member of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of William P. and Frances Vanderburg McCullers. She married Aaron Newport on May 9, 1919, after his return from World War I. The Rev. Ezra Keller presided over the ceremony in the Lutheran Church Manse in Hillsboro. He died February 25, 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Bass and husband Arthur of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Dan Bass of Jackson, Mich., Perry N. Bass of Houston, Texas, Dr. Ma'Lynn Newport Feingold of Avon, Conn., Ann Bass of Ashland, Oregon, Robert A. Newport Jr. of Mesa, Ariz., Mary Lynn Bass of Kansas City, Mo., Robert N. Bass, of Melbourne, Fla.; and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Ret. Col., Robert A. Newport; brother, William McCullers; sisters, Anna Suits, LaVerne McCullers, Florence Virden and Dorothy Weingand.

Niehaus, Dolores Ann

Funeral Mass for Dolores Ann "Dee" Niehaus, of Mt. Olive, will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Larry Anschutz. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Holy Trinity Cemetery. Mrs. Niehaus died this morning, Tuesday, December 22, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 61 years old on February 14. She worked for Jubelt's Bakery in Mt. Olive and was a member of Holy Trinity Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Mt. Olive. She was born in Shipman, a daughter of Cecil Lockwood and Dorothy Leona Boatright Giffin, and attended the Shipman grade school. She graduated from Brighton High School. On December 27, 1963, in Litchfield, she married Marvin William Niehaus. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Jimmy Wayne McDonald and wife Connie of Litchfield; step sons, Charles Wayne Niehaus of Butler, Jerry Lee Niehaus of Litchfield; a brother, Lawrence Edward Giffin of Mt. Olive; sister, Virginia Lee Hill of Chatham; a grandson, John McDonald and five step grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Shirley Bollman, Evelyn Newberry and a brother, Jack Giffin. Following the services Thursday a luncheon will be held for family and friends in the basement social room of Holy Trinity Church by the women of the church. Services for Dolores Ann "Dee" Niehaus, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Holy Trinity Church there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Altar servers were Daniel Dragovich and Mat Boston. Ruth Zubal, organist, accompanied the Holy Trinity choir. Pallbearers were Maynard Hampton, Tom Hampton, Harold Hampton, Bob Kertis, Jim McDonald, Paul Rine. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Becker and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by the women of Holy Trinity Church. Mrs. Niehaus, 61, died Tuesday, December 22, in St. Francis Hospital.

Niehaus, Elmer R.

Services for Elmer Robert Niehaus, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Terry Breum officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mr. Niehaus died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 75 years old on December 28. He operated Niehaus Eggs and farmed for many years. He was a former dealer of Pioneer and DeKalb seeds, tester for Madison County DHIA and a past member of the Madison, Macoupin and Montgomery Farm Bureaus. He also worked for Walshville Elevator, Mt. Olive Motor Sales, General Farm Improvement Service and Hano Business Forms. Member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive since 1929, he served on the church council and he also sang in the church choir for over 50 years. Before moving to Mt. Olive, he had lived in Hillsboro and before that in Parma, Mo. He was born in Parma, a son of Robert, Sr., and Sophie DeVries Niehaus. They later moved to Mt. Olive where he attended the Zion Lutheran German School. On June 1, 1947, he married Mary Lizetta Stamer in the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive with the Rev. Hofhenke officiating. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Sharon Snelling and husband David of New Whiteland, Ind., Patty Payne and husband Terry of Greenwood, Ind., Beverly Winstead and husband William of Walshville, Marlene Gentry and husband Rick of Mooresville, Ind.; a sister, Elda Prange and husband Erhardt of Litchfield; eight grandchildren, David, Brian and Sherry Carter, Sean Payne, Michael, Michele and Melinda Winstead and Ryan Gentry and seven step grandchildren. Among others surviving is a daughter in law, Yvonne Carter. Preceding him in death were a sister, Minnie L. Mindrup and a brother, Robert Niehaus Jr. Following the services Monday a luncheon will be provided for the family and friends in the Zion Lutheran Church hall. Services for Elmer Robert Niehaus, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Zion Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Terry Breum officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. Musical selections were "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Softly and Tenderly." Soloist was Ernie Thomack. Organist was Anita Hinemeier. Pallbearers were Don DeVries, Delmar Meyer, Roger Niehaus, Doug Hopper, Jim DeVries, Edwin Sievers, Craig Niehaus and John Niehaus Jr. Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, was in charge of arrangements. Following the services a lunch for family and friends was served in the Zion Fellowship hall by the women of the church. Mr. Niehaus died Thursday, April 8, in St. Francis Hospital.

Niemoeller, Rev. Lewis C.

Rev. Dr. Lewis C. Niemoeller, a former officer in the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, died Monday, August 9, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 88 years old on April 25. A Lutheran minister for 64 years, he served various pastorates in the district and was also a circuit counselor, Bible institute instructor, pastoral adviser to the Lutheran Layman's league, conference essayist and lecturer. He served on various committees including the Bible Versions committee, the Lutheran Witness editorial staff and the committee preparing the new catechism. He was named second vice president of the district in 1960 and three years later, president. He served in the latter office until April 1970. He was chairman of the board of control of Concordia Lutheran Thelogical Seminary from 1964 to 1970. He was also chairman of the board for higher education of the synod from 1974 to 1977. He was born in Columbus, Ind., a son of Fred H. and Wilhelmina "Minnie" Scheidt Niemoeller. He married Ruth K. Meyer in 1936 in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are three daughters, two sisters, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Trinity Evangelical Church, Springfield. Service at graveside will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to the Concordia Village Chapel Fund. Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Nilson, E. Bessie

Services for E. Bessie Nilson, formerly of Greenville, were held today inDonnell Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville. Rev. Kenneth Bryant officiated. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery at Pocahontas. Mrs. Nilson died Wednesday, December 23, 1998, in Arizona. She was 99 years old on October 1. She had resided in Arizona since 1936 and was a member of Grace Evangelical Methodist Church in Phoenix. She was born on a farm north of Greenville, a daughter of John Thomas and Rebecca Reed Hall. Her husband, Charles Nilson, died in 1962. She was the last of her family. Preceding her in death were brothers, Dr. William L. Hall, Edgar Reed Hall, Marion Hall; and sisters, Clara Nelson and Madge Foulon. Surviving are a sister in law, Merle Hall of Greenville along with several nieces and nephews.

Nimmo, Opal I.

Private family services for Opal Irene Nimmo, of Waggoner, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. James Borop of the Harvel Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Nimmo died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 97 years old on February 7. She was a member of the Waggoner Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Royal Neighbors of America. She was born in Macoupin County near Atwater, a daughter of Arthur and Nona Jackson Davis. She married Edwin Charles Nimmo on December 25, 1917. He died in 1974. Surviving are sons, Gerald Nimmo and wife Carolyn of Farmersville, Tommy Nimmo and wife Audrey of Norfolk, Va.; daughters, Bernadine Owens of Harvel, Shirley Jean Young of Springfield; a sister, Dena Williams of Mt. Olive; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Walter, Elmer and Clarence Davis and sisters, Rachel Rundle, Mabel Kennedy, Cleva Billiter and Laura Bandy. Services for Opal Irene Nimmo, of Waggoner, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. James Borop, pastor of the Harvel Christian Church, officiated and was assisted by David Watkins. Greg Nimmo, a grandson gave the eulogy. Musical selections were "In the Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "There's Something about that Name." Grandsons and great grandsons served as pallbearers. They were Mick Beard and Rick Owens of Harvel, Troy and Ty McCart of Eureka, Mo., Jeff and Randy McNeal of Springfield and Rod McNeal of Litchfield. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery in Raymond. Following the services a meal was provided for the family by the women of the Harvel Christian Church. Mrs. Nimmo, 97, died Thursday, October 21, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield.

Nimmons, Howard Earl

Services for Howard Earl Nimmons, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Diabetes Foundation or the American Red Cross. Mr. Nimmons died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 1998, in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield. He was 80 years old on July 6, and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a field representative with Milnot Company and predecessor the Litchfield Creamery Company from 1946 until his retirement in 1981. He also farmed in South Litchfield Township for several years. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Joseph Edward and Julia Isabelle Breitweiser Nimmons. He married Edna Stella Stievers on August 31, 1948, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Howard Nimmons and wife Carolyn of Florissant, Mo., Kenneth Nimmons and wife Julie of Litchfield; daughter, Marilyn Strowmatt and husband 1st Sgt. David Strowmatt with the Marine Corps in Kailua, Hawaii; sisters, Bernice Heyenga and husband Harry of El Cajon, Calif., Frances Dean of Litchfield; and six grandchildren, Joseph Nimmons of Olivette, Mo., Matthew Nimmons of Florissant, Mo., Jennifer and Stephanie Nimmons of Litchfield, Nicholas and Sarah Strowmatt of Kailua. Preceding him in death was a brother, Ralph Nimmons. CORRECTION Service time for Howard Earl Nimmons, of Litchfield, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Services for Howard Earl Nimmons, of Litchfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiated. Eulogies were given by Mr. Nimmons' grandchildren. Special music, "Fantasia I in D Minor" by Mozart was played on the piano by his granddaughter, Stephanie Nimmons. Musical selections sung were "Just as I Am" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Dean and Tom Heyenga, Joseph and Matthew Nimmons, Nicholas Strowmatt, all grandsons, 1st Sgt. David Strowmatt, USMC, son in law, George L. Traylor, a cousin and Gary Rupert. At graveside in Elmwood Cemetery the flag was presented to Mrs. Edna Nimmons by David Allen of VFW Post 3912, Litchfield. Mark York played "Taps." Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by Zion Ladies Aid. Mr. Nimmons, 80, died Sunday, November 29, in Doctors Hospital, Springfield.

Nobbe, Frieda K.

Services for Frieda K. Nobbe, of Harvel, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Harvel Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Cliff Adair officiating. Burial will be in Rovey Cemetery at Farmersville. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Handicap Restroom Fund of the Harvel Trinity Lutheran Church or the Raymond - Harvel Ambulance Service. Mrs. Nobbe died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She would have been 90 years old on May 5. She was a teacher in the Montgomery County area for nine years. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of Henry and Regina Werner Brune. She married Samuel Charles Henry Nobbe of Harvel on May 16, 1936, in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Harvel. He died May 19, 1970. Surviving are sons, Paul Nobbe of Hillsboro, John Nobbe of Springfield, Nadine Gieseking and husband Allen of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three brothers.

Nobbe, M. Nadine

Services for M. Nadine Nobbe, formerly of Coffeen, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Greenville with the Rev. Jerry Keeney officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery near Van Burensburg. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Donnell-Weigand Funeral Home, Greenville. Mrs. Nobbe died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 1999, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. She was 86 years old on September 29. She and her husband, William, lived on a farm in the Mulberry Grove area until moving to Greenville in 1949. She worked at Hicky's Cafe and in the Commons at Greenville College. She was born on a farm near Coffeen, a daughter of Henry and Nola Snider Vallbracht, and attended the Shiloh School. She married William Nobbe on October 24, 1936, in Coffeen. He died February 14, 1978. Surviving are a son, Raymond Nobbe of Lincoln; daughters, Evelyn Herrin of Greenville, Wilma Barnes of Cowden; a sister, Pauline Johnson of Mulberry Grove; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Norman, James A.

Services for James A. Norman, of Farmersville, were held this morning in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Mark A. Thompson officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Mr. Norman died at 9:47 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 26 years old last Jan. 17. He was a truck driver for Elm Transit, an EMT and past member of the Farmersville - Waggoner service. He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Farmersville. He graduated from Lincolnwood High School in 1991. He was born in Litchfield, a son of James E. and Sandra Davis Norman. He married Christine M. Seward of Butler on December 18, 1998. Surviving besides his wife and parents are a daughter, Daphane Norman and two step children, Dakota and Ruby Seward, all at home; brothers, Craig Norman of Glenarm, William Norman of Raymond; sisters, Tracy White, Tamara McAnarney, Beth Norman, all of Farmersville, and Mary Jane Reed of St. Louis. Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville, was in charge of arrangements.

Norris, Irene C.

Funeral Mass for Irene C. Norris, sister of Eloise Hand of Fillmore, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Benedict's Church, Auburn, by the Rev. Father Ralph Zetzl. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Bramley Funeral Home. Prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Mrs. Norris, of Sherman and formerly of Auburn, died Tuesday, February 9, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 75 years old on November 11. She worked for Northwestern Life Insurance Company for 10 years and was an escort voluneer at St. John's Hospital for several years. She was a member of St. Benedict's Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She was born in Morrisonville, a daughter of Abe and Emma Millburg Rhodes. She married Howard J. Norris in 1948 in Morrisonville. He survives. Surviving also are sons, David, Robert and Stanley Norris of Auburn, Kenneth "Bud" Norris of Virden; daughters, Linda Grider, Luann Farley, both of Auburn, Cynthia Brewer of Bloomington; and eight grandchildren.

Novotnak, Elva A.

Graveside service for Elva A. Novotnak, formerly of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Benld City Cemetery. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Novotnak, of Huntsville, Ala., died there Monday, August 2, 1999. She was 85 years old last August 16. She was born in Benld, a daughter of James and Maria Marchetti Ceretto. Her husband, Frank Novotnak, survives. Surviving also are a son, James F. Novotnak and wife Suzanne of Owasso, Okla.; daughter, Marria N. Starratt and husband Joseph of Glen Carbon; sister, Delores Genesio of Florissant, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

Noyes, Charles W.

Services for Charles W. (Slim) Noyes, of Nokomis, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. James Norton officiating. Burial will be in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mr. Noyes died at 1:10 this morning, Thursday, July 9, 1998, in Pana Hospital. He was 77 years old on August 19. He was a roofer, and a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. He had served as a Merchant seaman. He was born in Irving, a son of Thomas and Nellie Taylor Noyes. He married Dorothy Ruppert on April 8, 1967, in Decatur. She survives. Surviving also are brothers, Donald Noyes of Atlanta, Mo., Clyde Noyes of Goose Bay, Oregon, Bob Noyes of Cowden; sisters, Donna House of Coalton, Wanda Everly of Irving. Preceding him in death were brothers, Floyd and Dale and sisters, Iris, Nina and Martha.


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