Mary Alice Helmers
Mary Alice Helmers, 85, of Macomb, formerly of LaHarpe, died at 10:20
a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, in the Elms Nursing Home at Macomb.
She was born June 13, 1914, in Fountain Green Township, to Vernon and
Christian May (George) Carmack. She married Wendell Helmers on March 10,
1938, in Nashua, Iowa. He died Aug. 4, 1987.
She is survived by sons Richard (Karen) of Macomb and Kenneth of Rock
Island; grandchildren Douglas Helmers of Clark, Mo., Derek (Dovetta) Helmers
of LaHarpe, Deborah (Tim) Canfield of Ada, Okla., and Johnna (Shannon)
Fischer of Rock Island; eight great-grandchildren; one great-grandstepson;
sister-in-law Vera Dick of Rock Island; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and brother, George Wayne
At an early age Mrs. Helmers moved with her parents to Blandinsville
and attended school, graduating from Blandinsville High School with the
class of 1932.
After graduation she worked at the Kirbride Bakery and Wolfe Drug Store.
In 1936, she moved with her parents to LaHarpe, where she worked as a bookkeeper
for Olen Bradshaw at the LaHarpe Creamery. She continued as a bookkeeper
when the Peoria Creamery took over.
She was elected to several terms as city clerk and city treasurer.
In July 1962, she started as bookkeeper and clerk for the LaHarpe Telephone
Company, continuing there until she retired March 31, 1985.
She and her husband moved to the Jefferson House at Macomb in December
She was a member of First Christian Church of Macomb, LaHarpe Senior
Citizens, Wee-Bit-O-Fun Club and the Blandinsville Order of the Eastern
Services were Sunday in Banks & Beals Funeral Home at LaHarpe with
the Rev. James Stovall officiating. Burial was in the LaHarpe Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Lions Club, LaHarpe
Senior Citizens and the Elms Nursing Home.
Elmer Carl Kraatz
Elmer Carl Kraatz, 96, of Macomb, died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
1, 1999, in Heartland Healthcare Center, Macomb.
He was born on July 29, 1903, in Chicago, the son of Albert and Minna
(Lampe) Kraatz. He married Elsa Lautherbach on Sept. 25, 1936, at Seattle,
Wash. She died in January 1995.
Survivors include daughter Marcia (Hans) Moll of Macomb; son William
(Rose) Kraatz of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister Lucille Scholz of Freeland, Wash.;
six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-grandstepchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and daughter Lynda Kraatz.
Mr. Kraatz lived in Seattle, Minneapolis, Minn., Phoenix, and Mesa,
Ariz., before moving to Macomb in 1995. He worked for many years as an
Independent Insurance Agent and later for the city of Phoenix.
Services were Saturday in the Lutheran Student Center, Macomb, with
the Rev. Mike Burdick officiating. Cremation rites were accorded and private
entombment of ashes took place in Green Acres Cemetery at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Memorials may be made to The Lutheran Hour, Heartland Healthcare Center,
or MDH Day Health Care.
Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of arrangements.
Irma Grace Nash
Irma Grace Nash, 82, of Virden, formerly of Macomb, died at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 in Doctors Hospital at Springfield.
She was born April 22, 1917, in Tiskilwa, Ill., to Louis and Minnie
Roberts Parsons. She married Glenn Nash in 1947, at Macomb. He survives.
Survivors also include daughters Cynthia Forster of Green Bay, Wis.,
Claudia Nash of Springfield, Carol DuBois of Springfield; grandchildren
Ashleigh Forster and Kayla DuBois; three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Opal, Frances and
Blanche; and brother Raymond.
Mrs. Nash lived in Macomb for many years before moving to Phoenix,
from 1979 to 1996, when they moved to the Springfield area where she had
She worked as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Wards for many years and
worked for Modern Home and Western TV.
She was a member of the First Christian Church from 1937 to 1979, First
Christian Church at Phoenix from 1979 to 1996, and a member of West Side
Christian Church at Springfield until 1999.
Services were Wednesday in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home with the
Rev. Charles Dorsey officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Macomb.She
was born April 22, 1917, in Tiskilwa, Ill., to Louis and Minnie Roberts
Parsons. She married Glenn Nash in 1947, at Macomb. He survives.
Thomas Melvin Milward
Thomas Melvin Milward, age 94, of 801 West Martin Street, Abingdon,
died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, October 15,1998 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born August 24,1904 in Warren County, Illinois, the son of Frank
S. and Phoebe Berdella “Della’’ Armstrong Milward.
He married Lucile Rhykerd on June 6, 1927 in Cameron, Illinois. She
died December 2, 1956. He married Iola Moore in November of 1957. She preceded
him in death in 1958. His third marriage was to Leona Marshall in November
1960 at Abingdon. She died in 1985.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Art (Norma) Wolford, Abingdon;
and two grandsons, John and Mark Wolford and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
He was in partnership with his father in the general store in Cameron,
Illinois. He was later a welder at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg for
25 years. He had lived in Cameron and Abingdon areas most of his life.
He attended Monmouth High School. He was a member of Abingdon Christian
Church where he was a very active member.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Abingdon Chapel with Reverend Mark S. Wolford officiating. Burial was in
the East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon
Christian Church or Abingdon United Methodist Church.
William Donald Cavanaugh
William Donald Cavanaugh, 78, of 110 North 10th Street, Monmouth, passed
away at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, l998 at his home. He Was born September
22, 1920, in Cameron, Illinois the son of Frank Henry and Hazel Violet
(Marsh) Cavanaugh. He attended Hale School, Monmouth High School and Peoria
Institute of Business. Don married Corrine Beck in Peoria, Illinois, on
November 15, 1941, and she survives, Surviving in addition to his wife
are children, Bill (Ali) Cavanaugh of Lantana, FL, Patricia (Ron) Fritz
of Morris, IL, Dennis (Sheilah) Cavanaugh of Monmouth, IL, Timothy (Carrie)
Cavanaugh of Lainsburq, MI., and John (Jana) Cavanaugh of Monmouth, IL;
Grandchildren, Richard Cavanaugh of Boynton Beach, FL, Crystal and Marie
Cavanaugh of Lantan, FL, Heather Fritz of Sedgewickville, MO, William Joseph
Cavanaugh of Monmouth, Christy Cavanaugh of Macomb, IL, Sara Cavanaugh
of Monmouth, Nicholas Cavanaugh of Monmouth, Lisa Young of Boise, ID, and
John Young of Santa Fe, NM; one brother, George Cavanaugh of Tucson, AZ.
and one sister, Ruth Manuel of Monmouth. He was preceded in death by three
brothers, Frank, Robert and Richard Cavanaugh and one sister, Rose Jebb.
Don was the owner and operator of Cavanaugh Motors in Monmouth for 54 years.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth where
he served for numerous years on the Church Board. He was also a member
of the Monmouth Rotary Club, Illinois Auto Trade Association and was the
Secretary of the Board at Security Savings Bank in Monmouth for 37 years.
Don was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving from October
1942 until February of 1946. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday,
October 23, 1998 at the First Methodist Church of Monmouth with Rev. Bruce
Baker officiating. Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery,
Monmouth. Memorials may be given to the First Methodist Church of Monmouth
or the Warren County Cancer Society.
Rodney L. Moore, age 59, of 802 South Market Street, Knoxville, Illinois,
died at 3:06 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 1998, at his home. He was born December
23, 1938, in Abingdon to Harold R. and Mildred Trimble Moore. Surviving
are his mother of Galesburg; one son, Danny of Avon; one daughter, Jeri
Moore Rand of Carthage; two brothers, Virgil of Galesburg and Gary of Irving,
Texas; two sisters, Margie Johnson of Knoxville and Connie Healey of Lake
St. Louis, Missouri; his friend, Lynn Conn, with whom he had lived; and
six grandchildren. He was an electrician for Moore Electric for 40 years.
He was a singer and guitarist for several bands including the Impacs and
the Nutones. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating. Burial was in the
Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Doris A. Davis
Doris A. Davis, 92, of Roseville died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, October
18, 1998, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.
Born April 22, 1906, in Wilmington, Ohio, to John R. and Lucy D. Stackhouse
Davis, she married Harold S. Davis on Sept. 18, 1926, in Ohio. He died
One grandson, three sisters and one brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Harold Jr. of Sheboygan, WI; one daughter, Jane
Adkisson of Roseville; three sisters, Lois Howe of Columbus, Ohio, Mary
Hackney of Wilmington and Jean Hendrickson of Cape Coral, FL.; five grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She worked in the jewelry business and worked for Ohio State University.
She later worked for the University of Illinois, where she was an admission
counselor for the physics department.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roseville Cemetery
with the Rev. James Oliver officiating. Memorials may be made to LaMoine
Christian Nursing Home.
Raymond O. Gillette
Raymond O. Gillette, 71, Roseville, passed away at at 6 a.m. Wednesday,
October 14, 1998, at his home.
Born December 29, 1926, in Monmouth to Bernard and Cecil Orndoff Gillette,
he married Frances Spicer on April 5, 1945, in Monmouth. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Michael (Coralis) Gillette of Gerlaw,
George (Molly) Gillette of Little York and Dan (Brandy) Gillette of Galesburg;
three daughters Mrs. Mike (Kathy) Malone of Galesburg, Carol Gillette of
Roseville and Mrs. Don (Mary) Zellmer of Brinnon, WA; 26 grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Barron of Monmouth; and nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Helen Gillette;
and two brothers and one sister.
A construction worker, he was a member of Construction Workers Local
538. He and his son, Dan, owned and operated the Trading Post north of
Monmouth from 1978 until 1981.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 17, at Hoover-Hall
Memorial Chapel in Monmouth with the Rev. John Irwin officiating. Burial
will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes
W. Daniel Adair
William Daniel Adair, 56, of 412 E. First Ave. died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday,
October 17, 1998, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
Born Oct. 29, 1941, in Burlington, Iowa, to William C. “Bud” and Mildred
E. McConnell Adair, he married Linda J. Painter on October 26, 1968, in
Monmouth. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents of rural Monmouth; one brother, John
of rural Kirkwood; two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Rebecca) Dowell of Strong-
hurst and Mrs. John (Mary) Walters of rural Monmouth; and nieces and nephews.
He farmed in rural Kirkwood and had worked for Riepe-Petersons Clothing
Store in Burlington, Iowa.
He received an associate degree from Burlington Junior College in 1962.
He was a former president of the Warren County YMCA.
He was a member of the Army Reserve and achieved the rank of sergeant.
He was a member, elder and deacon of Biggsville United Presbyterian
Church and served on various church boards.
At the time of his death, he was a member of Faith United Presbyterian
Church, where services were held at 2:30 p .m. Wednesday with the Rev.
Jerry Hazen officiating. Interment was in Biggsville Cemetery. Turnbull
Funeral Home, Monmouth, was in charge of arrangements.
Angel Denise Hammond, infant daughter of Travis Hammond and Katrina
Church, of 108 W. South Street, Abingdon, was still born Saturday, October
17, 1998 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.
Surviving are her parents; one sister, Carissa Hammond at home; her
grandparents, Fred and Sandy Church of Galesburg, Robert and Nancy Little
of Abingdon and Richard Cills of Knoxville; and her great-grandparents,
Jay and Marie Hammond of Galesburg.
Private grave side services were held Tuesday at Abingdon Cemetery
with Eleanor Landon officiating.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Junior Ray “J. R.’’ Frazier, age 58 of 2122 Newcomer Drive, Galesburg,
died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, October 15, 1998, at his home.
Born May 29, 1940, in Salisbury, Missouri, to Ebert J., and Mary Anna
Powell Frazier, he married Alice A. Biggs on February 22,1964, in Peoria.
Also surviving are four daughters, Jana Frazier, Laura Dutton and Wendy
Frazier, all of Galesburg, and Carrie Lira of Stuart, Florida; 11 grandchildren;
five brothers, Maurice, Jack, Roger and Mike, all of Galesburg, and Bobby
of Abingdon; two sisters, Wanda Doubler and Kay Wall, both of Galesburg.
At the time of his death, he was employed by NAEIR (National Association
for the Exchange of Industrial Resources). Prior to that, he worked for
Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corp. for 17 years.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Galesburg Chapel. Burial was in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to the American Cancer Society or any charity.
Paul Rockhold, age 73, of Moline, formerly of Roseville, died at 1:27
p.m. Saturday, October 24, 1998, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport,
Iowa. Born February 14, 1925, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Edward and
Bessie Fields Rockhold, he married Ollie C. Schisler on December 30,1954,
in Milan. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Paul of Moline and
Michael of Davenport; three brothers, Raymond of Rock Island, Robert of
Branson, Missouri, and William of East Moline; two grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren. Five sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
A member of Painters Local 152, he was a painter for McLaughlin Body Shop.
He also was a painter for John Deere Company in Moline, J. I. Case in Rock
Island and Rock Island Housing. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville with Rev. Donnie Phomens officiating.
Burial was in Point Pleasant Cemetery in rural Roseville.
Lauretta Bennett, age 86, of 420 East Main Street, Good Hope, died
at 8:27 a.m. Sunday, October 25 at her residence. Born October 14, 1912,
in McDonough County to Chester and Helen Spicer Kessler, she married Myrle
Bennett on July 3, 1937 in Davenport, Iowa. He survives. Also surviving
are two sons, Bruce Bennett of Knoxville and Myron Bennett of Clinton,
Pa.; one daughter, Diane Thurman of Moline, six grandchildren, eight great
grandchildren; and one half brother, Elwin Kessler of Avon. She was preceded
in death by four sisters. She worked at Kewanee Public Hospital; St. Francis
Hospital and McDonough District Hospital, both in Macomb; and Roseville
Nursing Home. She also did private nursing. She was a graduate of Gem City
Business College in Quincy and St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in
Macomb. She was a member of the Pilot Knob Club and the Retired Nurses
Club. She was a member of Good Hope United Methodist Church. Funeral services
were held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in
Macomb. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
N. Maxine Pedigo
N. Maxine Pedigo, age 79, of 200 North Washington Street, Abingdon,
Illinois, died at 7:26 a.m. Friday, October 23, 1998 at her home. She was
born August 20,1919 at Roseville, Illinois, the daughter of Ray and Mabel
Enfield Swanson. Her first marriage was to Marston Ikerd. He died August
15, 1980. She married C. L. “Toncey’’ Pedigo on June 5,1983 in Abingdon,
Illinois. He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Cathy Ikerd,
Quincy, Illinois; two stepsons, Gaylord Pedigo, R.R. Galesburg and Greg
Pedigo, Somerset, Kentucky; three step-daughters, Kathy Lawrence, Bradford,
Illinois, Dale Mansir, Colchester, Illinois and Letty Carr, Maquon, Illinois;
one brother, Ray J. Swanson, Plant City, Florida; one sister, Louise Hulick,
Abingdon; 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by one daughter Sue Anne Bower, one granddaughter Nicole Hawkins
and one sister Mildred Nordstrom. She grew up in Abingdon and attended
Abingdon schools. She later worked at the former Blue Bell Company in Abingdon
for 10 years. She and her her first husband had lived in Quincy, Illinois
for 33 years where she worked as a line supervisor at Motorola for 26 years
retiring in 1972. She returned to Abingdon after her marriage to Mr. Pedigo
in 1983. She was a member of First Christian Church in Quincy. She was
an avid golfer. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel, Abingdon with Revs. Steve and Raney Good officiating. Burial was
in the Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis
Felix L. McVey, 88, formerly of Roseville, Illinois, died at 5 a.m.
Monday, October 26, 1998, at Farmington Center in Farmington. Born May
20, 1910, in Warren County, Virginia, to Dave and Florance Thomas McVey,
he married Edna Rockhold on January 5, 1930, in Kirkwood. She died January
4, 1998. Two sons and five brothers also preceded him in death. Surviving
are five sons, Niven of Farmington, David of Trivoli, Rondal of Maquon,
Larry of Elmwood and Vernon of Kevil, Kentucky; one sister, Mary Ross of
Minnesota; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great
grandchild. He was a farmer in Roseville. He was a member of Roseville
Nazarene Church and Royal Order of the Moose 1571 in Farmington. Funeral
services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corman Funeral Home, Roseville with
Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services
at the memorial home. Burial will be in the Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church or Farmington Rescue Squad.
Harriet L. Lewis
Harriet L. Lewis, age 72, of 8745 East Sand Branch Road, Astoria, Illinois,
died Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 11:33 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital,
Macomb. She was born July 9, 1926 in Rushville the daughter of Jess and
Gertrude (Myers) Brooks. She married Merle L. Lewis on May 21, 1951 in
Galesburg, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1998. Surviving
are three sons, Jerry Lewis, Simms, MT.; Bob Brooks, of Dahinda, Illinois
and Sam Lewis, of Summum, Illinois; three daughters, Beverly Chidester
of Fairmont, IN., Annie Stambaugh of Astoria and Chris Wall of Astoria,
Illinois. She was preceded by one sister, Edna Lucille Foster. She was
a homemaker. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 25, 1998 at the
Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Reverend TimWorstell officiating.
Burial was in the Summum Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Astoria
Fire and Rescue Squad.
Verner Vincent Rylander, age 86, of 127 N. Joy Street, Oneida, died
at noon Wednesday, October 21, 1998, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in
Galesburg. Born January 13, 1912, in Ontario Township, Knox County to Elfing
and Lydia Eklund Rylander, he married Pauline Yocum on December 11,1935,
in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Lillian)
Voss of San Diego and Mrs. Ron (Karen) Moody of Altona; two sons, John
of Rock Falls and Charles “Chuck’’ of Oneida; two sisters, Irene Johnson
of Oneida and Doris Widbin of Morton; one brother, Erland of Oneida; nine
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him
in death. He worked at Abingdon Pottery and Galva Foundry. He then was
a corn sheller doing custom work in the Oneida area, retiring in 1980.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church in Altona. He formerly served
on the Oneida City Council and the Oneida Fire Department. Funeral services
were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida
with Rev. Tim Anderson officiating. Burial was in Oneida Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to his church or to any charity.
Marvin E. “Gene” Hottel
Marvin E. “Gene” Hottel, 65, 504 E. Second Ave., Monmouth, passed away
at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 1998, in St. Francis Medical Center,
Peoria. He was born April 6, 1933, in Abingdon, the son of Lyle and Fannie
Pierce Hottel. He married Ruth Scott. Surviving are one son, Vincent Hottel,
Pittsfield, MA; his mother, Fannie Hottel, Monmouth; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father. He was reared in Augusta, and was
graduated from Augusta High School. He received a bachelors degree from
Monmouth College. He also attended Western Illinois University, Macomb,
and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. He served in
the Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He was branch head technician for the
Strategic Systems Projects Office in the Department of the Navy for 28
years. He retired in 1988 and returned to Monmouth. Most recently, he drove
a school bus for Laidlaw Transit Inc., Galesburg. He held a pilot’s license.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Turnbull Funeral Home,
Monmouth, with the Rev. Kenneth Klein officiating. Burial was in Augusta
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Jamieson.Center, Monmouth.
Benjamin F. Goldsmith, age 79, of 307 East Seventh Street, Beardstown,
died Friday, October 30, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Born October 29, 1919, in Davenport, Iowa, to Benjamin F. and Kathleen
Spear Goldsmith, he married Mary Leta Hobbs on January 14, 1972, in Cass
County. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Benjamin H. of Bushnell and Ken of Hopkinsville,
Kentucky; two daughters, Ruth Sipes of Springfield and Anna Pepper of Abingdon;
two stepsons, Robert Hobbs of Pekin and David Hobbs of Plant City, Florida;
eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
One granddaughter preceded him in death.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
He was a corporate and out of state auditor for the State of Illinois,
retiring in 1973.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sager Funeral Home. Burial
was in Beardstown City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Cass
County Visiting Nurses.
Laurence O. Clark
Laurence O. Clark, age 70, of Danville, formerly of Galesburg, passed
away at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 1998 at his residence.
He was born September 22, 1928 in Abingdon, Illinois, to Herbert and
Verna Lowery Clark. He married Dorothymae Runner Reed. She preceded him
in death October of 1983. He later married Annabelle Breezely Mann on October
13, 1990 in Danville. She survives.
Also surviving are four stepsons Terry (Cindy) Reed of Edgewood, NM,
Dennis (Denise) Mann, of Monmouth, Illinois, Doug (Janice) Mann of Danville
and David (Cindy) Mann of St. Joseph, Illinois; two brothers Allen Clark
of Abingdon, Illinois and Claire (Vesta) Clark of Elmwood, Illinois; five
grandchildren, Aubrey and Joseph Mann of Danville, Erin and Jacob Mann
of Monmouth, Illinois and Shawn Laurence Reed of Edgewood, NM. A special
nephew Wayne (Janice) Mann of Danville and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roger Clark.
Larry graduated from Abingdon High school in 1946. He then attended
Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois where he graduated in1950. He had
also taught for two years at the Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg,
He was in the US Army from 1950-1952. He had originated and taught
the Defensive Biological Warfare School for the Department of Defense in
His professional career included 37 years as a sales representative
for Merck Pharmaceuticals where he received several sales awards for outstanding
achievement. He was a mentor for many beginning sales reps during his career.
He was known as “Lefty’’ or “Larry’’ to his many friends. He enjoyed
his career, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He will
be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday November 1 at the Immanuel
Lutheran Church 1930 N. Bowman Ave. in Danville with Rev. Jeffery Moore
officiating. Visitation was also held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday
November 2 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home, Galesburg. Graveside
and military rites were performed at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday November 3rd at
the Memorial Park Cemetery in Galesburg.
Memorials in Larry’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Carle Hospice or the Immanuel Lutheran Church.