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R. Wayne Cox 
R. Wayne Cox, 64, of Springfield died at 9:38 a.m. Friday at Memorial Medical Center. 
He was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Wenona, the son of Charles Richard and Esta Carter Cox. He married Mary E. Cramer in 1970. Preceding him in death were a son, Wayne Douglas, and an infant sister. 
Mr. Cox was news director at WICS-TV from 1970 until resigning in 1972. He then entered the real estate business with several local brokers. He had been a distributor of Watkins products for the past 10 years. 
He attended Bradley University, majoring in music and voice, and Chillicothe, Mo., Business College. Mr. Cox then became associated with Midwest Broadcast Systems in Chillicothe and was employed by WBLN-TV in Bloomington. 
Mr. Cox began operations and was general manager of WINI radio in Murphysboro and KCFI in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He worked at other Midwest radio stations before coming to WICS in 1963. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1946 and was stationed as a bandsman in Fairbanks, Alaska. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary E.; a son, Stephen L. of San Angelo, Texas; and several cousins. 
Services will be at noon Monday at Wright and Salmon Mortuary, Peoria, with the Rev. Harry Pierjok officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kickapoo. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

L. Vincent Shea 
L. Vincent Shea, 89, of St. Joseph's Home died at 9:08 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Aug. 15, 1903, in Springfield, the son of Michael and Johanna Shaughnessy Shea. Preceding him in death were eight brothers, Leo, Frank, Aloysius, Edward, Walter, Joseph, George and Steve; and three sisters, Mary, Elizabeth and Anna Shea. 
Mr. Shea was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. 
He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Shea was stationed in Algeria and Tunisia and served aboard the USS LST 349 and USS Basilan. He was awarded three stars for serving in the European, African and Middle East areas, American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater and taking part in the Philippine liberation. 
Surviving are seven nephews, including Lary, Donald, Raymond, Joseph and Patrick Shea, all of Springfield; five nieces, including Peg Farney and Doris Padget, both of Springfield; several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and cousins. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with the Rev. Michael Mullink officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Leo B. Saner 
Leo B. Saner, 77, of Springfield died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Home. 
He was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Riverton, the son of John F. and Katherine Ize Saner. He married Mabel "Arty" Arthalony in 1939; she died in 1987. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Judith Saner, and two brothers, Frank and Romie. 
Mr. Saner was the owner and operator of Saner's Tavern. He was a former member of St. Frances Cabrini Church and a member of the Spring River Club. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ellen Schmidt of Anaheim, Calif., and Christine Symon of Northampton, England; three sons, John, Bernard and Robert, all of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; a sister, Marie Cicci of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Little Flower, with the Rev. Henry Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Mabel C. Thomson
Mabel Catherine Thomson, 82, of Rochester, formerly of Hillsboro, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Memorial Medical Center. 
She was born June 16, 1910, in Fillmore, the daughter and John and Catherine Moody Whitten. She married Ezra Keller Thomson in 1934 in Hillsboro; he preceded her in death in 1974. Mrs. Thomson was a 1928 graduate of Hillsboro High School and received her teacher's certificate from Eastern Illinois University. She taught school in the Hillsboro area and later worked at the Hillsboro Glass Co. until retiring. 
She was a member of Hillsboro United Methodist Church and supported the Harkey House, Old Settler Committee and Historical Society in Hillsboro. 
Surviving are a son, Marc of Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Sam (Linda) Gresham of Rochester, Mrs. Clarence (Mary Ellen) Brown of Springfield and Mrs. James (Marcia) Soper of Evergreen, Colo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Tom Compton officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Nora F. Kinner 
Nora F. Kinner, 90, of Springfield died at noon Friday at her residence. 
She was born April 17, 1902, near Nokomis, the daughter of Isaac and Ethel Hedgpath Boliard. She married J. Earl Richmond in 1922; he died in 1942. She then married Frank A. Kinner in 1945; he died in 1973. Also preceding her in death were a grandchild, several brothers and a sister. 
Mrs. Kinner was a member of West Side Christian Church, where she was a member of Circle and the Sunday school class. 
Surviving are two stepsons, John Kinner of Anderson, Ind., and William A. Kinner of New Berlin; seven step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Willis of Mulberry Grove; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Staab Funeral Home, with Charles Lee and John Kinner officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Flora E. Rogers 
Flora E. Rogers, 96, of Virginia died at 4:57 a.m. Friday at Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville. 
She was born Dec. 15, 1896, in Cass County, the daughter of John William and Ida Collins Taylor. She married Herbert W. Rogers in 1914; he died in 1972. Also preceding her in death were a son, Herbert W. Jr., and three sisters, Edith Pettis, Mary Hare and Leota Koppelman. 
Mrs. Rogers was the oldest member of the Virginia Presbyterian Church and the oldest resident of Virginia. She had been a nurse's aide at Walker Nursing Home, Virginia, for many years. 
Surviving are two sons, Jim of Oakley and Ed of Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. 
Larry (Mary Margaret) Yearse of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Shultz of Virginia and Wilma Sepich of Galesburg. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home, Virginia, with the Rev. David Schaller officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Mary G. Minick 
Mary Grace Minick, 62, of Joliet, formerly of Springfield, died Friday in Hillside. 
She was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Springfield, the daughter of Carl J. and Mary Frances Myers. Preceding her in death were her husband, Richard F. Minick, in 1990, and a son, Michael. 
Mrs. Minick was a retired Will County Circuit Court deputy clerk. From 1952-1959, she was a private secretary to the Illinois Speaker of the House. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ken (Tricia) Kamroski of Lockport; two sisters, Mrs. William (Maxine) Glas of Hillside and Mrs. James (Eileen) Baker of Bountiful, Utah; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Fred C. Dames West Chapel, Joliet. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Joliet. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Lucille K. Tate 
Lucille K. Tate, 94, of Springfield died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
She was born June 15, 1898, in St. Johns, the daughter of Charles and Lucy Toney Kincannon. Preceding her in death were her husband, Richard J. Tate, in 1984; a son, Marion A. Barnett, in 1959; nine sisters; and nine brothers. 
Mrs. Tate was a member of Union Baptist Church. 
Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn M. Clayton of Springfield, Harriett L. Mitchell of Barrington and Frances L. Bouldin of University Park; a son, Ralph M. Meriweather of Chicago; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. 
Rudolph S. Shoultz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 
W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Charles R. Robinson 
Charles R. Robinson, 62, of Springfield died at 9:34 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Aug. 4, 1930, the son of Howard and Edith Green Robinson. He was preceded in death by his wife, B. Kathleen "Kay" in 1991. Mr. Robinson was a teacher at Capital Area Vocational Center. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. 
Surviving are a daughter, Anne Robinson of Chicago; two sons, Eric of Topeka, Kan., and Kane of Springfield; two grandchildren; four brothers, Alvin of Naperville, Dale of Dallas, Texas, Donald of California and Allen of Indiana, Pa.; and a sister, Mary Edwards of Zionsville, Ind. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church, with the Rev. 
Glen Vanderkloot officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. 
Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Breanna Marie Estes
Estes infant Breanna Marie Estes, infant daughter of David Paul Estes and Eddie Rena Cook of Springfield, died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 5, 1993, in Springfield. Preceding her in death were great-grandparents, Dora and Charles Wilson and Clara Jane Estes. 
In addition to parents, surviving are a sister, April Lynn Estes of Springfield; grandparents, Archer and Doris Jane Estes, Beverly Akers and William Cook, all of Springfield; a great-grandmother, Mary Cook of Springfield; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Lee officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Paul E. Shoptaw 
Paul E. Shoptaw, 61, of Springfield died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday at Doctors Hospital. 
He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Springfield, the son of Wilbur and Opal Shoults Shoptaw. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford. 
Surviving are a sister, Ruth Charlton of Springfield; two nieces; five great-nieces and great-newphews. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Lee officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993 

Bernadine L. Ackley 
MIDDLETOWN -- Bernadine L. Ackley, 77, of Middletown died at 11:14 p.m. 
Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Middletown Presbyterian Church, with burial in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown. 
Holland and Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are two sons, Harold of Dalton and Ronnie of Middletown; two daughters, Bonnie Janssen of Middletown and Sandra Wendt of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Lee R. Wilhelm
BUTLER -- Lee Ross Wilhelm, 55, of Butler died Thursday in Jackson County, Mich., as a result of injuries sustained in a truck accident. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Butler Union Church, with burial at a later date. 
Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Erickson Wilhelm; two sons, Martin Wilhelm of Brownstown and Mike Cummins of Hillsboro; four daughters, Toni Wilhelm at home, Tracy Gurgena of Irving, Cindy Sackage of Hillsboro and Tammy Wilhelm of Coffeen; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Grace Wikoff Wilhelm of Butler; and a sister, Wilma Berkel of Litchfield. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Marlin Phillips 
MASON CITY -- Services for Marlin "Phil" Phillips of Mason City will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Styninger Funeral Home, Mason City, with cremation to follow. 
Mr. Phillips, 59, died at 9:44 a.m. Thursday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Roscoe Tomlinson
RUSHVILLE -- Roscoe Tomlinson, 89, of Rushville died at 5:40 a.m. Friday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, with burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb. 
Surviving are his wife, Mattilee Young Tomlinson; two sons, Donald of Rushville and Richard of Hampton Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Richard L. Lindsey 
JACKSONVILLE -- Richard L. "Rick" Lindsey, 42, of Decatur, formerly of Jacksonville, died Thursday at Decatur Memorial Hospital. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville. 
Surviving are a son, Jason T. of Jacksonville; parents, Everett L. and Marjorie German Lindsey of Jacksonville; and a brother, Randy of Jacksonville. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

George A. Cole 
PALMYRA -- George Allen Cole, 84, of Palmyra died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Barton W. Stone Christian Home, Jacksonville. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Greenfield First Baptist Church, with burial in Oak Wood Cemetery, Greenfield. 
Shields Memorial Home, Greenfield, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Mabel Kinser Cole; three sons, David of Danville, Gale of Palmyra and Kendall of Virden; a daughter, Nancy Vial of Blackstone; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Earlom of Stillman Valley, Darrell of Jacksonville, Keith and Dale, both of Greenfield; two sisters, Mildred Poteet of Pawnee, Okla., and Bernadine Smith of Elmhurst. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Oscar G. Schnaare 
STAUNTON -- Oscar G. Schnaare, 91, of Staunton died at 12:09 p.m. Friday at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, with burial in Worden City Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Edna of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Venita DeBiase of Lomita, Calif.; a stepson, Elroy Deming of Lampe, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Carol Redford of Bunker Hill and Lois Stewart of Wilsonville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Otto of Staunton and Victor of New Haven, Mo.; and a sister, Erna Brackman of Indiana. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Beata M. Weishaupt 
WORDEN -- Beata M. Weishaupt, 93, of Worden died at 9:20 a.m. Friday at Country Care Center, Staunton. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Worden, with burial in Worden Lutheran Cemetery. 
Williamson Funeral Home, Worden, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are her husband, Alvin; a son, Ramon of Worden; two daughters, Geraldine Kessman of Rockford and Marilyn Moehle of Worden; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Renata Moritz of Hamel. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Ruby L. Johnson 
Ruby L. Johnson, 62, of Springfield died at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.   She was born June 14, 1931, in Crystal Springs, Miss., the daughter of Solomon and Rosie Little Rembert. She married Rev. James A. Johnson in 1953. Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of Lanphier High School. She also attended Lincoln Land Community College. She was formerly employed by Sangamo Electric Co. for 27 years, the state comptroller's office for 12 years, was a lecturer for Weight Watchers for several years, and worked with the Springfield School Board. 
She was a member of Monroe Street Christian Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years. She also served as superintendent of the Sunday school auxiliary, served as president of the Ladies' Guiding Lights, president of the Christian Women's Fellowship, and was on the official church board. 
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Springfield Urban League, Springfield NAACP and the Ministers' Wives Auxiliary. She served as a trustee of the Monroe Street Christian Church and on the planning committee for the church. 
Surviving are her husband, the Rev. James A. Johnson; a son, James A. Johnson III of Springfield; four daughters, Vicky L. Moore, Deborah K. Johnson-Small, Linda R. Johnson and Diane D. Geary, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Rembert of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Willie Patterson of Indianapolis, Ind.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Monroe Street Christian Church, with the Rev. K. David Cole officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. 
W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Jerry D. Thornton 
Jerry D. Thornton, 39, of Springfield died at 2 a.m. Thursday in Montgomery County in a road accident. 
He was born March 12, 1954, in Springfield, the son of Lynn Jr. and Musetta Weaver Thornton. 
Mr. Thornton was the owner and operator of Gold Creations in Springfield. He was a graduate of Southeast High School and Gem City College in Quincy. 
Surviving are his parents of Springfield; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Sr. (Margaret) Thornton of Virden; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Lynette) Jones of Sherman; three brothers, Robert W., David A. and Talon J., all of Springfield; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are pending. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  January 9, 1993

Timothy J. Severa 
Timothy J. Severa, 37, of Chicago, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Aug. 2 in Chicago after a lengthy illness. 
He was born July 27, 1956, in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Regis High School in 1974, and attended the University of Iowa. 
Mr. Severa was the news editor of the Iowa City Daily Iowan from 1983-86. He then was a copy editor for the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald until 1987. While in Chicago, he worked as copy editor for Chicago Reader and Real Estate Profile. 
Surviving are his parents, Joseph and Elaine Severa of Naples, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Mike (Nancy) Severa-Zimmers of Springfield; Mrs. Larry (Sidney) Lutz of North Liberty, Iowa, Mrs. Greg (Mary) Smalley and Mrs. 
Duane (Sara) Tack, both of Iowa City, Iowa, and Mrs. Dave (Stacy) Martin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. 
Remains were cremated. 
Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the Rev. Edmund Becker officiating. 
Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Louis Cardoni 
Louis Cardoni, 80, of Riverton died at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Oct. 31, 1912, in Riverton, the son of John and Frances Bernardini Cardoni. He married Geneva Derouin in 1974 in Missouri. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Susan Cardoni; a brother, Domenic Cardoni; and a sister, Celia Tomashavich. 
Mr. Cardoni was a lathe operator and set-up man for Fiatallis, retiring in 1974. He was a member of St. James Church of Riverton and the Riverton Athletic Club. 
Surviving are his wife, Geneva; a son, Louis Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren; a brother, Joe of Mount Pulaski; two sisters, Emma Cardoni of Springfield and Suzy Grigiski of Brookfield; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church in Riverton, with the Rev. Ken Steffen officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Leslie Y. Brammer
Leslie Y. Brammer, 86, of Moberly, Mo., formerly of Springfield, died Wednesday at his residence. 
He was born Aug. 14, 1906, in Macon, Mo., the son of Osie and Lou Vestal Brammer. He married Jewell Miller in 1931 in Macon. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Argie, Johnnie and Jimmie Brammer; and a sister, Goldie Teter. 
Mr. Brammer had been a coal miner in Decatur and Springfield, and had also worked for Springfield Produce. He then worked in the American Steel Mills in Hammond, Ind., and moved to Moberly, Mo., in 1972. Surviving are his wife; a son, Bill, of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. 
Franklin (Barbara) White of Moberly, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, William of Moberly; a sister, Opal Kettlewell of Moberly; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon, Mo., with the Rev. Eugene Stueve officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Macon.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Tom R. Miner
Tom R. Miner, 81, of Mexico, Mo., formerly of Waverly, died Thursday at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. 
He was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Waverly, the son of Thomas and Bertha White Miner. He married Nellie Rouland in 1932. He later married Mildred Deverman in Montgomery City, Mo., in 1983. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters. 
Mr. Miner was a retired farmer and a member of the Young Blood Baptist Church in Nortonville. 
Surviving are two sons, Russell of Pleasant Plains and Rolland of Waverly; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Deverman of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Lyndell (Delores) Chaplin of Kinderhook; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; a brother, George Albert of Jacksonville; a sister, Mrs. Nellie McCready of Jacksonville; a stepbrother, Arthur Britenstine of Waverly; and a stepsister, Jesse Witt of Waverly. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, with burial in Waverly East Cemetery.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Gladys Myers
Gladys Myers, 86, of Pana, formerly of Springfield, died at 5:45 a.m. 
Thursday at Pana Community Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 27, 1907, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Charles A. and Iona N. Rosedorough Myers. 
Miss Myers was a resident of Springfield most of her life. She was a sales clerk for Myers Brothers Department Store for many years and a member of St. Joseph Church. 
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Yarno, CSV, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Ronald Sarius 
Ronald Sarius, 58, of Hoffman Estates, formerly of Springfield, died at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
He was born Oct. 23, 1934, in Quincy, the son of Harry and A. Viola Maxwell Sarius. 
Mr. Sarius was a self-employed insurance agent. 
Surviving are a son, Kent E. of Fox Grove Village; a daughter, Mrs. 
Phillips (Hilah) Williams of Springfield; five grandchildren; and his stepfather, Raymond Landholt of Mount Pulaski. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be in Pulliam Cemetery near Modesto.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Donald E. Gibbons Sr.
Donald E. Gibbons Sr., 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Springfield, died Aug. 5, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nev. 
He was born June 6, 1929, in Gillespie. 
Mr. Gibbons served 30 years as an Illinois State Police trooper, retiring in 1982. He was Illinois State Trooper of the Year in 1958, past president of the Illinois Police Association and a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War. 
Surviving are his wife, Dee; two sons, Don Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., and J. Michael of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Rosemary Miller of St. Louis, Mo. 
Private family services were held at Palm Valley View Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nev.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Stella A. Trader 
Services for Mrs. Stella Agnes Trader of Springfield will be at 11 a.m. 
Saturday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lawrence Hamrick officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. 
Mrs. Trader, 61, died at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital. 
In central Illinois Betty S. Rednour GIRARD -- Betty Sue Rednour, 52, of Girard died at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, Tenn. Burial in Jackson Cemetery, New Tazewell, Tenn. 
Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, is in charge of local arrangements. 
Surviving are her mother, Cleo Rednour of Tazewell, Tenn.; four brothers, Marvin of Conley, Ga., Charles of Virden, Mark Lee and James Roy, both of Tazewell, Tenn.; two sisters, Dorothy Rednour and Ella Jean Kuhar, both of Girard; several nieces, nephews; and one great-niece.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

William A. Malone
BEARDSTOWN -- William Albert "Bucky" Malone, 49, of Beardstown died Wednesday at his residence. 
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Beardstown City Cemetery. 
Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Rayborn of Beardstown; a son, Lance of Beardstown; two grandsons; mother, Myrtle Kiser of Beardstown; and three sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Alberta) Walters, Mrs. Edwin (Patricia) Mayes, both of Beardstown, and Mrs. Ernie (Alice) Bennett of Vermont.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 

Betty J. Ethridge 
TAYLORVILLE -- Betty J. Ethridge, 73, of Taylorville died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Connolly-McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. 
Surviving are a son, Tom Bilyeu of Taylorville; three granddaughters; and a brother, Fred H. Sams of Taylorville.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  August 13, 1993 


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