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Mary G. Watson 
Mrs. Mary Grace Watson, 58, of Petersburg died at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday at St. 
John's Hospital. 
Born June 20, 1927, in Springfield, Mrs. Watson was the daughter of the late John W. and Katherine McGinley Curren Sr. 
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Petersburg. 
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Linda Watson of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Cecelia) Denny of Riverton; two brothers, John W. Curren Jr. of Hollywood, Fla., and Richard D. Curren of Peoria; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Petersburg, with the Rev. Thomas Holinga officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

Nellie R. Rogers 
Mrs. Nellie R. Rogers, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Sweetwater, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. 
Her husband, Earl, died in 1982. She was associated with the Jehovah Witnesses East Congregation. 
Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Athens; two daughters, Beverly Hess of Decatur and Ellie Garrett of Springfield; one brother, Jim Clayton of Waverly; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mott and Henning Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. William A. Carson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery at Sweetwater.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

Horace T. Olmsted 
Horace T. Olmsted, 72, of 2031 Cardinal Drive died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. 
A resident of Springfield for 14 years, Mr. Olmsted was born in Decatur, the son of William T. and Minnie Warner Olmsted. Mr. Olmsted was employed for 30 years by REA Express and Sales Terminal Management in Wisconsin and Illinois and also was formerly employed by the Land of Lincoln Bank. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Olmsted was a graduate of the University of Alabama. 
Surviving are his wife, Barbara, and one son, Brian of Springfield. 
Private services will be held in Rockford. 
Bisch Memorial Home is in charge of local arrangements, and Sundberg Funeral Home, Rockford, is in charge of arrangements in Rockford.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

Blanche L. Stephenson 
Mrs. Blanche L. Stephenson , 86, of Meadville, Pa., formerly of 748 Lorraine Ave., died May 23 in Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pa., after a long illness. 
She was born July 2, 1899, the daughter of William J. and Martha Rhoades McKinley. She married Ellis H. Stephenson in 1922, and he died in 1982. She formerly was employed by the Wayne Knitting Mill in Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) Shelhamer of Oak Park; one son, Richard K. of Meadville; one sister, Mrs. Marie Johnson of TeJunga, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Family graveside services were held May 29 in Mount Emblem Cemetery at Elmhurst.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

James Bertagnolli 
BUNKER HILL -- James "Jim" Bertagnolli, 48, mayor of Bunker Hill, died at 2:18 p.m. Monday from injuries when his pickup truck collided with a car on a county road east of Girard. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bunker Hill, and burial will be in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey. 
Landers-Williamson Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Beverly; two daughters, Buzie Alderson of Gillespie and Josett Bertagnolli of Bunker Hill; one son, Shane of Houston, Texas; one grandson; mother, Mrs. Angelina Bertagnolli of Bunker Hill; one brother, Norman of Wood River; and one sister, Maxine Fritz of Carlinville.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

Emily L. Nance 
LINCOLN -- Emily L. Nance, 86, of Lincoln died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Land Nursing Home. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alberta Thompson of Lincoln and Mrs. 
Margaret Mason of Charleston, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

Bessie M. Hanslow
LINCOLN -- Bessie M. Hanslow, 87, of Lincoln died at 5:26 p.m. Monday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. 
Private family services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery. 
Surviving are two sons, Raymond and Forrest, both of Lincoln; two daughters, Lillian Shull of Chestnut and Emma Nolan of Bloomington; one sister, Nancy Emily Harriss of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

Donna L. Bennett
TAYLORVILLE -- Donna Lee Bennett, 42, of Taylorville died at 1:15 p.m. 
Monday at her residence. 
Services will be Friday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, and burial will be in Prospect Cemetery at McLeansboro. 
Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville, was in charge of local arrangements. 
Surviving are her mother, Reva Wilson of Evansville; one son, David Lee Bennett of Taylorville; one daughter, Deborah Dee Bennett of Springfield; one brother, Billy John Wilson of Dunmor, Ky.; one sister, Myrtle Bland of Evansville, Ind.; and one grandchild.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

James G. Pickett
LINCOLN -- James G. Pickett, 74, of Lincoln died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Holland and Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln, and burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln. 
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one son, Jerry L. of Mount Pulaski; three brothers, Hollis, Morris and Phillip, all of Elkhart; and one grandchild. 
Tony Shimkus VIRDEN -- Tony Shimkus, 71, of Marissa, formerly of Virden, died Monday at the Asbury Hospital in Salina, Kan. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Virden. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. 
Berry Funeral Home, Virden, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Lucille; two sons, Ervin of Belleville and Tony Jr. of Harrisburg; one daughter, Sharon Zwiezen of Englewood, Colo.; eight grandchildren; one brother, William of Bloomington; and three sisters, Ann Lent of Corona Del Mar, Calif., Mary Greff of Phoenix, Ariz., and Frances Zaverl of Auburn. 
  - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  June 4, 1986

Dean S. Sweet 
Dean S. Sweet, 66, of Springfield died at 3:18 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Medical Center. 
He was born on Aug. 18, 1921, in Springfield, the son of Harry D. and Georgia Stewart Sweet. He married Patricia H. Harnett in 1943. Preceding him in death were his parents and his stepmother, Mrs. Robbie S. Sweet. 
A resident of Springfield all his life, he attended Springfield schools, Springfield Junior College and Brown's Business College. 
Mr. Sweet was a veteran of World War II from 1940 to 1945 and the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. In 1940 he enlisted with the 106th Cavalry, Illinois National Guard, and retired as Brigadier General in 1973. Mr. Sweet was a member of Christ the King Church, Elks Lodge 158, Amvets Post 61, American Legion Post 32, Forty and Eight, DAV Chapter 15, and VFW Post 755. He was past president of the Springfield Baseball Association and Springfield Sertoma Club, associated with the Sangamon County United Community Services, former member of Springfield Kiwanis Club and past board member of the Springfield Boys Club. 
Mr. Sweet was a Republican precinct committeeman for several years, in Precinct 47 and later in Precinct 60. He served as vice-chairman and member of the executive committee of the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee from 1964 to 1970. He was a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals from 1959-63. He was elected to the Board of Auditors, Capital Township, in 1961 and re-elected in 1965. From 1963 to 1966, he served as city purchasing agent, and was then elected Sangamon County Treasurer and served in that office from 1966-1970. In 1971, he was named as director of the Illinois Selective Service Commission. 
Mr. Sweet was vice president of Sweet and Canterbury Seed Company until 1970. For the past 13 years, he had been executive director of the Triangle Center (Sangamon-Menard Alcoholism and Drug Center). Memberships in government officials associations included Township Officals Association of Illinois, member and director, and president of the association's Auditors Division and Tax Collectors Division; National Institute of Governmental Purchasing; Central Illinois Chapter, National Association of Purchasing Agents; Illinois County Officials Association, Division of Supervisors and County Commissioners; and Illinois Association of County Treasurers. 
Surviving are his wife, Patricia H.; two daughters, Mrs. George (Georgia S.) Dirksen of Springfield and Miss Barbara Susan Sweet of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Roger Dean Sweet of Springfield; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Fleming of Springfield and Mrs. Donna S. Barden of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one stepsister, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Schafer of Naples, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Patrick H. Jannesse 
Patrick H. Jannesse, 65, of Springfield died at 2:05 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born in Springfield on July 8, 1922, the son of Emedio and Adeline Visioni Jannesse. A resident of Springfield all his life, he married Dorothy Smith in 1950. Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Joseph, John, Frank and Louis; and one sister, Rose. 
Mr. Jannesse was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; Teamsters Local 916; and Musicians Local 19-675. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Patricia Jannesse of Springfield; two sons, James Lee Jannesse of St. Louis, Mo., and Robert Patrick Jannesse of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Mary DiGirolamo of Crystal Lake, Mrs. Catherine Woods and Miss Leona Jannesse, both of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Nell M. Squires 
Mrs. Nell M. Squires, 80, of 1941 S. College St. died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. 
She was born in Urbana on Dec. 30, 1906, the daughter of Thomas and Bridget Griffin McDonough. She married Henry W. Squires in 1946. Preceding her in death were her parents, five brothers, and four sisters. 
Mrs. Squires had been a resident of Springfield since 1947, and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Music. 
Surviving are her husband, Henry W.; one son, John H. Squires of Springfield; four granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Sister Marcella Erdmann 
Sister Marcella Erdmann, OSF, 94, of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis died at 11:39 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
Sister Marcella (Regina Ray) Erdmann was born in Fairchild, Wis., on March 28, 1893. She entered the congregation in 1912 and pronounced her religious vows in 1914. For 47 years, Sister Erdmann served in hospitals in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin, in nursing. 
Surviving are one brother, Carl Ray Sr. of West Allis, Wis.; one niece; and one nephew. 
The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. 
Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church at the Motherhouse, St. Francis Convent, with the Rev. Roy Hassett, OFM and the Rev. Edward Gorman, CSV officiating. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery at the Motherhouse. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Cassandra L. Ousley 
Cassandra L. Ousley, 15, of Springfield died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Hospital. 
She was born on Dec. 9, 1971, in Greenwood, Miss., the daughter of Eddie Hart and Daisy Ousley. Preceding her in death was her twin brother, Tony L. Surviving are her mother, Daisy Ousley of Springfield; father, Eddie Hart of Miami, Fla.; stepfather, Otha Cole of Itta Bena, Miss.; grandparents, L.D. and Mary Ousley of Itta Bena, Miss., and Lizzetta Rhodes of Carrollton, Miss.; three sisters, Della Reese, Sonia Denice and Angela Faye, all of Springfield; several aunts and uncles; one niece; several nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Stanley Milewski officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Roy E. Johnson 
Roy E. Johnson, 58, of Sherman died at 8:56 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
He was born in Springfield on July 4, 1929, the son of Roy Henry and Pauline Barbara Baenke Johnson. A resident of Sherman since 1951, he married Anna Marie Viola in 1951. Preceding him in death were his father and one brother, Bill Johnson. 
Mr. Johnson was a member of St. John Vianney Church in Sherman. 
Surviving are his wife, Anna Marie; two daughters, Miss Mary Ann Johnson and Miss Lisa Johnson, both at home; four sons, Dennis, David and Richard Johnson, all of Sherman, and Andrew Johnson of Springfield; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Pauline Johnson of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Dorothy) Durbin of Taylorville, Mrs. Leonard (Patricia) Lepkowicz of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Lorraine Wood of Springfield; three brothers, Ray and Robert Johnson, both of Springfield, and Charles Johnson of Bloomington; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman, with the Rev. Peter Mascari officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. 
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Lura A. Tucker 
Lura A. Tucker, 80, of Springfield died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Medical Center. 
She was born in Casey County, Ky., on April 29, 1907, the daughter of Joe and Viola Davis Rich. Preceding her in death were one daughter, Dorothy Blakeman, and one brother, Mont Rich. 
Mrs. Tucker was a member of Pleasant Plains Church of Christ. 
Surviving are her husband, Coy; one son, Jim of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Freeda) Hurley of Springfield; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Elby Rich of Columbia, Ky.; and three sisters, Hattie Tedder of Spring field, Arlie Tedder of Columbia, Ky., and Ann Inabnitt of Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Plains Church of Christ, with the Rev. George Elder officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Plains Cemetery. 
Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Frank Harty 
Frank "Pete" Harty, 76, of Mount Auburn died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville. 
He was born on March 21, 1911, the son of Ruben F. and Cora Cornell Harty. He married Miriam Cowger, and she died in 1978. Also preceding him in death were one brother, two sisters, and one grandson. 
Mr. Harty was a member of Mount Auburn Church of Christ and was a retired farmer. 
Surviving are one son, Frank Harty Jr. of Mount Auburn; one daughter, Mrs. 
Willis (Peggy) Ayers of Virginia, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Hazel Brown; several grandchildren; two brothers, Claude of Flint, Mich., and Paul of Zelma, Mo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Edgar (Mary) Brewer of Fulton, Mo., and Mrs. James (Madge) Maloney of Bushnell. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dawson-Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Auburn, with the Rev. Danny Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Margaret R. Van Kirk 
Margaret R. Van Kirk, 74, of Rogers, Ark., formerly of 300 Forrest Ave., died Sept. 8 at St. Mary-Rogers Hospital in Arkansas. 
She was born on March 26, 1913, in Chicago, the daughter of Clyde and Margaret Malloy Haynes. 
Mrs. Van Kirk was retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company after 29 years of service. She moved to Rogers, Ark., in April 1987. Surviving are two daughters, Laverne Harger of Rogers, Ark., and Virginia Hampton of Springfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Barrett of Naperville. 
Graveside services were held Sept. 11 at Evergreen Cemetery in Chicago. 
Callison-Lough Funeral Home, Rogers, Ark., was in charge of arrangements.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Orville W. Oberreiter 
Sgt. Orville W. Oberreiter, 41, of St. Genevieve, Mo., formerly of Springfield, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Weatherford County, Texas. 
He was born Feb. 26, 1946, in Springfield, the son of Vincent and Dorothy Oberreiter. He was employed by Fulbright Trucking Co. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, Sgt. Oberreiter had served two tours of duty in Vietnam. 
At the time of his death, he was serving with the Marine Reserve in Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Amanda. 
Surviving are his wife, Sheryl of St. Genevieve, Mo.; one son, Shawn of St. Genevieve, Mo.; two daughters, Tamara and Mistie, both of St. 
Genevieve, Mo.; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Oberreiter of Springfield; three brothers, Walter and Bruce, both of Springfield, and Charles of New Berlin; six sisters, Shirley Pearse of Grafton, Mass., Josephine Durham of Nashville, Tenn., Patsy Martin of Memphis, Tenn., Janet Hayward, Sharon Norman, and Anne Green, all of Springfield; one grandson; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held at a later date in St. Genevieve, Mo. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Lela Hannah
Services for Mrs. Lela Hannah of 2210 S. 12th St. will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Stanley Milewski officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Mrs. Hannah, 59, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital North.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Florence D. Dorsch 
BUNKER HILL -- Florence D. Dorsch, 81, of Bunker Hill died at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday at Sunshine Manor in Carlinville. 
Services wil be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jacoby-Wise Funeral Home, Bunker Hill. 
Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. 
Surviving are one son, Leroy Dorsch of Bunker Hill; one daughter, Joyce Grabner of Gillespie; two grandchildren; one sister, Tillie Cooper of Bunker Hill; and two brothers, Albert Schreier and Eugene Schreier, both of Bunker Hill.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

P.M. Greenfield
RAYMOND -- P.M. Greenfield, 91, of Raymond died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday at Hillsboro Care Inn Nursing Home. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. 
Surviving are one son, Ted Greenfield of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

John Banovic Sr. 
MOUNT OLIVE -- John Banovic Sr., 88, of Mount Olive died at 4:35 a.m. Thursday at Care Inn Nursing Home, Litchfield. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church in Mount Olive, with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery. 
Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mount Olive is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are one son, John Banovic Jr. of Stafford, Va.; one daughter, Anna Rita Marietta of Mount Olive; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Banovic of Mount Olive; and two sisters, Eleanor Scott and Eva Horton, both of St. Louis.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Leona A. McCue 
PETERSBURG -- Leona A. Ishmael McCue, 91, of Petersburg, formerly of Athens, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at Menard Convalescent Center. 
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakford Cemetery. 
Hurley Funeral Home, Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are one son, Clyde Ishmael of Oakford; two daughters, Mrs. Wilna Altig of Greenview and Mrs. Bernadine Yaeger of Oakford; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

William D. Hogsett 
LITCHFIELD -- William D. Hogsett, 64, of Litchfield died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Litchfield, with burial in Edgewood Cemetery. 
Meinschein Funeral Home, Litchfield, is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are his wife, Delores; three sons, Roger D., Ronald G. and Thomas A., all of Litchfield; one daughter, Caroline S. Hogsett of Litchfield; four grandchildren; two brothers, Robert L. and M. Dale, both of Mount Vernon, Wash.; and one sister, Martha L. Carter of Litchfield.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

John U. Becker
JACKSONVILLE -- John U. Becker, 83, of Jacksonville died Thursday at his residence. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Entombment will be in Diamond Grove Mausoleum. 
Surviving are his wife, Frances; three sons, Loren and Weldon, both of Jacksonville, and John E. of New Berlin; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, W. Arvel Becker of Jacksonville.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Herbert R. Nave
PALMER -- Herbert R. Nave, 73, of R.R.1, Palmer, died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, with burial in Bethany Cemetery, near Kincaid. 
Surviving are several cousins.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Bernice Launer 
MODESTO -- Bernice Launer, 76, of rural Modesto died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. 
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Stults-Neece Funeral Home, Palmyra, with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Surviving are her husband, Marvin; two sons, James of Modesto and William of St. Charles, Mo.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. John (Alberta) Thompson of Jacksonville.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Brenda K. Stewart 
PALMYRA -- Brenda Kay Stewart, 34, of Corsicana, Texas, formerly of Palmyra, died Tuesday in Corsicana. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Stults-Neece Funeral Home, Palmyra. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Surviving are two sons, Benjamin F. and Brandon W. of Corsicana, Texas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stouffe of Corsicana, Texas; grandmother, Mrs. Viola Stouffe of Palmyra; one sister, Tonda Sue Stouffe of Jacksonville; and one brother, Harold Stouffe of Lancaster, Texas.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Howard F. Stewart
PALMYRA -- Howard Franklin "Frankie" Stewart, 37, of Corsicana, Texas, formerly of Palmyra died Tuesday in Corsicana, Texas. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stults Neece Funeral Home, Palmyra, with burial in Girard Cemetery in Girard. 
Surviving are two sons, Benjamin and Walker, both of Corsicana, Texas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stewart of Girard; and two sisters, Mary Weber of Le Roy and Bonnie Waters of Palmyra.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

Mary E. Lister 
SHIPMAN -- Mary Ellen Lister, 65, of Brighton, formerly of Shipman, died at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Shipman, with burial in Shipman Cemetery. 
Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home, Brighton is in charge of arrangements. 
Surviving are one daughter, Jane Stewart of Brighton; one son, Dr. J. Richard Lister of Peoria; four grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Quigley of Eldon, Mo., Dorothy L. Belcher of Tunnel Hill and Barbara Wright of Belleville; and six brothers, James Conant of Osage Beach, Mo., Don Conant of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Joe Conant of Canoga Park, Calif., Roger Len Conant of Jenison, Mich., Ralph Glen Conant of Grand Rapids, Mich., and John Conant of O'Fallon, Mo. 


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