Miscellaneous Sangamon County, Illinois Obituaries

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Maxine Nolan 
Maxine Paulsell Nolan, 78, of Springfield died at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
She was born March 20, 1915, in Rolla, Mo., the daughter of Claude Ansley and Bessie Cummings Paulsell. She married John B. Nolan in 1952. Mrs. Nolan was a deacon of the First Christian Church and former church secretary. She served as organist for 15 years and was active in Springfield music programs. She was a member of the Springfield Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Springfield Audubon Society board, Illinois State Museum Outreach Programs presenter, Springfield 35 Camera Club, Central Illinois Camera Clubs Association fellow and past secretary, Accredited International Photo Salon nature judge, Springfield Concert Association, Friends of the Library, Sangamon County Genealogical Society, Springfield Garden Club ornithology chairman and Senior Olympics medal winner. 
Surviving are her husband, John, and several cousins. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church with the Rev. C. Bruce Naylor officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. 
Monday at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Ark., with the Rev. Arnold Nelson officiating. 
Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Joseph E. Medley 
Joseph E. Medley, 68, of Springfield died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. 
He was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Luxora, Ark., the son of Thomas H. and Emma M. McCullough Medley House. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Medley Jr., and a sister, Mollie Pickens. 
Mr. Medley was formerly a welder at Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co.. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are a son, Freddy Medley of Springfield; a daughter, Beverly West of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; seven brothers, John Medley, Eugene Medley, David Howse and Jessie House, all of Springfield, Chester and Hayward House, both of St. Louis, Mo., and Preston House of Pasadena, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Bessie Alexander and Mrs. Helen J. Wilburn, both of Chicago, Essie House of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Lula M. Boswell, Mrs. 
Helen I. Curry and Mrs. Dollie Thomas, all of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Medley officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Johanna Noll 
Johanna N. Noll, 85, of Springfield died at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
She was born March 24, 1908, in Chadwick, the daughter of the Rev. William and Anna Wetz Kessler. She married Frederick Nisi. He preceded her in death in 1961. She then married Heinrich A. Noll in 1968. He died in 1985. Mrs. Noll was the secretary of the First Congregational Church from 1963 to 1968. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, the Woman's Club of Springfield, DANK Association and AARP. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Martha Jo) Mulch of Raymond; son, the Rev. William Nisi of Barrington, R.I.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Harvel Cemetery, with the Rev. Nars Palomar officiating. 
Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Irene Bernbach
Irene Bernbach, 87, of Springfield died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Regency Nursing Home. 
She was born Dec. 6, 1905, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles J. and Anna Scholtes Holtz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Bernbach, in 1975. Mrs. Bernbach had been a resident of Springfield for over 50 years. 
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Bernice Prieur of Savannah, Ga., and a cousin. 
Remains were cremated. 
Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago. 
Bisch and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Francis A. Habakuk 
Francis Albert "Al" Habakuk, 84, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospice. 
He was born Sept. 26, 1908, in Thayer, the son of Charles and Bertha Elm Habakuk Sr. He married Lela F. Palmer in 1935 in Virden. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Price, Walter Price and Charles Habakuk; and a sister, Irene Worrell. 
Mr. Habakuk was the owner and operator of Central Magneto in Springfield for 25 years. He retired in February 1973. He was a member of the Church of the Little Flower. 
Surviving are his wife, Lela; son, Dr. Richard Habakuk of Oak Park; two granddaughters; and a niece and a nephew. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Little Flower, with the Rev. Henry Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

James K. Reiser 
James K. Reiser of Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Springfield, died Aug. 25 at his residence. 
He was the owner of the R&S Garage, retiring in 1977. Surviving are his wife, Wilma; a son, James Michael of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Diana of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Carol Ann Coady of Manito; a stepson, Dale Jenkins of Independence, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Rosalie Smothers and Linzy Ward, both of Springfield; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe and Leo; three sisters, Mary, Lillian and Frances; and several nieces and nephews. 
Remains were cremated. 
Memorial services were held Aug. 28 at St. Raphael Church in Lehigh Acres, Fla. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Merle E. Grubb 
Merle E. Grubb, 77, of Rochester died at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. 
He was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Rochester, the son of John H. and Naomi Ellen Clark Grubb. He married Betty Jane Dilbeck in 1941 in Chicago. She died in 1987. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, John W. and Lawrence M., and a twin sister, Mary Osborne. 
Mr. Grubb worked for over 38 years at Fiatallis and also farmed. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving in the Eighth Air Force bomber squadron 452. He was a member of the 452nd Bomber Group Association and the Harry Fogel Post of the American Legion in Rochester. 
Surviving are his son, Merle Eugene Grubb of Washington; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Charles R. Grubb of Springfield; sister, Margaret Dannenberger of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester, with the Rev. Robert Foulk officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Andrew Marice Ousley
Ousley infant Andrew Marice Ousley, 6 months, died at 5:36 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Feb. 12, 1993, in Springfield, the son of Shanta R. Ousley. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Sylvester Ousley Jr. 
Surviving are his mother, Shanta R. Ousley; grandparents, Ella Mae and Sylvester Ousley of Springfield; two uncles; eight aunts; and several cousins. 
Services will be at noon Thursday at James D. Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

James E. Ritchie 
James E. Ritchie, 67, of Virden, formerly of Chicago, died at 4:31 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Arthur Lee and Bessie Mae Smith Ritchie. He married Evelyn Carponelli in 1946 in Chicago. 
Mr. Ritchie was a machinist for Tompkins Printing in Shiller Park until retiring in 1987. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Virden. 
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; son, James A. Ritchie of Virden; two daughters, Mariann Omachel of Algonquin and Dianna Heriford of Auburn; nine grandchildren; two grandsons; and a brother, Arthur Ritchie of St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home in Virden, with the Rev. August Sperl officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Betty L. Cooley 
Betty L. Cooley, 62, of Meredosia, formerly of Fishhook, died Thursday at her residence. 
She was born April 14, 1931, in Fishhook, the daughter of Guy and Clara Allen Dougherty. She married Wilmot E. Cooley in 1948. She was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Dougherty. 
Mrs. Cooley was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fishhook. She was a cook and food service supervisor at Modern Care Convalescent Center in Jacksonville for 14 years and also a beautician. 
Surviving are her two daughters, Jonna Cooley of Springfield and Mrs. Steven (Shona) Gillette of Rolling Meadows; son, Eric Todd Cooley of Meredosia; two grandsons; six brothers, Delbert Dougherty of Sarasota, Fla., Jerry Dougherty of Quincy, Vernon Dougherty of Fishhook, Kenneth Dougherty of Atascadero, Calif., Dean Dougherty of Meredosia and Larry Dougherty of Stone Mountain, Ga.; one aunt; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fishhook United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Fishhook. 
Skinner-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993 

Ellyn Kathryn Maxey
Maxey infant Ellyn Kathryn Maxey, 10 months, of Chatham died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Carle Hospital in Urbana. 
She was born Nov. 3, 1992, in Springfield, the daughter of James Wilson and Katherine L. Luttrell Maxey. 
In addition to the parents, surviving are grandparents, Robert E. and Frances Maxey of Springfield and Edward and Marilyn Luttrell of Springfield; great-grandmother, Irene Leahy of Virginia; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Private graveside services will be Saturday, with the Rev. Nars Palomar officiating. Burial will be in Chatham Cemetery. 
Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Margaret A. Johnson 
Margaret A. Johnson, 86, of Springfield died at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Villa Health Care East in Sherman. 
She was born May 30, 1907, in Springfield, the daughter of John and Anna Kitroy Thomas. She married Clarence R. Johnson. He preceded her in death in 1970. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Isabella Rolando; and two brothers, John and Charles Thomas. 
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 
Surviving is her brother-in-law, John Rolando of Beverly Hills, Mich. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Douglas Lichtenberger officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Phyllis L. Atkinson 
Phyllis L. Atkinson, 70, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Springfield, died Wednesday at a Kansas hospital. 
She was born in Topeka, Kan., Sept. 29, 1922. She married George Atkinson in 1940. Mrs. Atkinson was a bookkeeper for the Kansas Power and Light Co. until her retirement in 1975. She received a degree in history from Lincoln Land Community College at the age of 63. She was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church, Phi Theta Kappa, Daughters of the American Revolution and was listed in Who's Who Among American Junior Colleges. She was also a member of the Little Flower Parish in Springfield. 
Surviving are her husband, George; daughter, Judy Toelkes of Tecumseh, Kan.; son, Christopher Atkinson of Topeka, Kan.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores Martin of Weatherford, Texas; and three brothers, Richard Scott and John Munson, both of Topeka, and Tom Munson of Prairie du Chien, Wis. 
Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka, Kan. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka, Kan. 
Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home in Topeka, Kan., is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

David L. McWhorter 
David L. McWhorter, 60, of Jacksonville died Tuesday at Passavant Area Hospital. 
He was born March 3, 1933, in Mason, the son of George and Isabelle Hamlin McWhorter. 
Mr. McWhorter served in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. 
Surviving are his brother, James McWhorter of Roodhouse; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Donaldson, Mrs. Delphia Frantz, Mrs. Pearl Garren, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Mable Hamm of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Camp Butler National Ceme-tery. 
Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Russell E. Gray 
Russell E. Gray, 76, of Clinton, formerly of Springfield, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton. 
He was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Lane, the son of Wyatt and Rose Hoge Gray. He married Florence Caldwell in 1938 in Bowling Green, Mo. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. 
Mr. Gray was a retired clerk for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and general chairman for the Transportations Communication Union. 
Surviving is his wife, Florence. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Herington-Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, with the Rev. Billy Paul Bell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Clinton. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

George T. Jones 
Graveside services of George T. Jones of Springfield will be at noon Thursday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Nichols officiating. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Mr. Jones, 65, died at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. 
He was born May 26, 1928, in Springfield, the son of Grover and Ivah Woodward Jones. 
Survivors include his wife, Joan; and several nieces and nephews. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Dorothy V. Drendel 
LINCOLN -- Dorothy V. Drendel, 84, of Lincoln, formerly of Williamsville, died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Williamsville. 
Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Fawns of Williamsville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Daniel Zuber 
STAUNTON -- Daniel Zuber, 86, of Staunton died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday at his sister's home in Litchfield. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Church in Staunton. Burial will be in Memorial Park in Staunton. 
Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are two sisters, Emma Hartke of Litchfield and Katherine Wegener of Staunton. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Joseph T. Whitlow Sr. 
GILLESPIE -- Joseph Thomas Whitlow Sr., 66, of Gillespie died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at SS Simon and Jude. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie. 
Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are two sons, Joseph Thomas Whitlow Jr. and Terry Whitlow, both of Gillespie; two daughters, Tammie Semplowski and Theresa Scott, both of Gillespie; four grandchildren; and four sisters, Eleanor Valerio and Mary Ottersburg, both of Gillespie, Anna Zelenka of Benld and Dorothy Fritz of Wilsonville. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Gladys E. Morris 
JACKSONVILLE -- Gladys E. Morris, 89, of Jacksonville died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Surviving are a son, Carl "Bob" Morris of Jacksonville; two daughters, Fran Reagan and Lois McKean, both of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993

Lawrence E. Ebler 
TAYLORVILLE -- Services for Lawrence E. Ebler of Taylorville will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 
Surviving are his wife, Gloria; two daughters, Lori Kayne of Orlando, Fla., and Lisa Ebler of Taylorville; his father, Austin Ebler of Carmargo; grandmother, Essie Reeves of Terre Haute, Ind; two brothers, Richard Ebler of Marysville, Ind., and James of Westchester, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and nieces.  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 9, 1993 


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