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Steve O. Godsil
Steve O. Godsil, 58, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Galesburg, died Sept. 10, 2001 in St. John’s Regional Health Center.
He was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Washington state, the son of Larry O. and Ruth J. Tingley Godsil. His mother died shortly after his death on Sept. 30, 2001.
Surviving are his wife, Joan, of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, Suzette of South Dakota; three brothers, Ted Godsil, Abingdon, Jack Godsil, Lompoc, Calif., and Jeff Godsil, Crownville, Md.; one sister, Jane Anderson, Altona; 24 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one granddaughter.
He attended Galesburg schools and served in the U. S. Navy for two years.
Graveside services were held Sept. 14, 2001 in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo. with Rev. Bill Dowell Jr. officiating. Military rites were conducted.
Greenlawn Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to “One Missing Link’’.

Robert “Bob” Hunt
Memorial services for Robert “Bob” Hunt, 67, were held Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Brewer Baptist Church, Richton, Miss.
A former Roseville resident, Mr. Hunt passed away Sept. 28, 2001, in Forrest General Hospital. Jones Funeral Home, Richton, was in charge of arrangements.
He was a professional barber.
He leaves: his wife, Agustina Ulloa in Richton; sons, Doug Richards, Denver, Colo., Mark Van Winkle, White Bear Lake, Minn., Robert L. Hunt, Gresham, Ore., P. LeNaire Hunt, Ridgefield, Wash., William L. Hunt, Vancouver, Wash., a stepson, Josh Ulloa, Richton; a daughter, Lisa A. Hunt, Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, James G. Hunt, San Antonio, Tex.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Melba A. Crowl
Melba A. Crowl, 76, Bushnell, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 in McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born April 13, 1925, in Marietta, the daughter of Jesse and Pearl Postin Yocum.
She married James Beaird. He died in 1945. She married Donovan E. Crowl on May 2, 1948 in Macomb. He died Dec. 5, 1988.
Surviving are one son, Richard Crowl, Bogalusa, La.; one daughter, Cathy Crowl, Prairie City; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Yocum, Avon, and Don Yocum and Bill Yocum, both of Prairie City; and two sisters, Pauline Rylander, Oneida, and Norma Lytchfield, New Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, James Beaird and Dennis Crowl, one grandson, three brothers and four sisters.
She was a past member of Prairie City Presbyterian Church and a member of the Bushnell V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell with Rev. Terry Broady officiating.
Burial was in the Prairie City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bushnell Christian Church.

Frances Beautrice Macklin
Frances Beautrice Macklin, 49, of Bushnell, died at 7:09 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.
She ws born March 1, 1952, in Galesburg, the daughter of Eugene L. (Sarge) and Wilma J. Shinn Macklin.
She is survived by her mother, Wilma Macklin, Peoria, and two sisters, Carmen J. Adams, Pekin, and LuElla Mae Macklin, Macomb.
She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Katherine Ann Macklin.
She was an employee of Bridgeway and was a resident of Bethphage for 15 years. She won several medals in the Special Olympics.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Macomb Assembly of God Church in Macomb, with the Rev. Alan Puccini officiating. Graveside services were held at the Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Bethphage. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of arrangements.

H.Dean Knappenberger
H. Dean Knappenberger, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Sciota and Macomb, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Life Care Center of Scottsdale. He was born March 13, 1918, in Macomb, to Harve Chase and Olive Rinehart Knappenberger. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine (Jo) Forrester Knappenberger; two sons, Gary, Kansas City, Mo., and Gail, Minneapolis, Minn.; four grandchildren, Paul, Milwaukee, Wis., Robyn, Cincinnati, Ohio, Kelly Foit, Tacoma, Wash., and Julie,Tacoma, Wash.; and a brother, Burdette R. Knappenberger, Sciota.
Cremation rites have been accorded; memorial services will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be sent to Mayo Clinic for Parkinson's Disease Research, c/o Development Office, l3400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259.

Irene B. Reeder
Irene B. Reeder, 85, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 at the Care Center of Abingdon where she was a resident.
She was born Dec. 1, 1915 in Abingdon, the daughter of Harry C. and Irene Calnan Bulkeley. She married Charles W. Reeder, on Jan. 11, 1941 in Abingdon. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1979.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Reeder, Abingdon and Bob (and Sue) Reeder, Galesburg; one daughter, Cynthia Meadows, Rock Falls; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and one sister.
She had lived in Abingdon all of her life. She graduated from Abingdon High School and then graduated from Illinois Wesleyan College in 1937.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Abingdon United Methodist Church and also a member of the Button Club.
Cremation was accorded. A graveside committal of the cremains was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Abingdon Cemetery with Eleanor Landon officiating.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Historical Society.

Herman V. Nyman
Herman V. “Hap’’ Nyman, 77, of East Galesburg, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Oneida, the son of Albert and Alice Issacson Nyman.
He married Inez I. Nyman on Sept. 9, 1951, in Galesburg. She died June 15, 1992.
Surviving are one son, Tom (and Becky) Nyman, Abingdon; one daughter, Debra (and Arthur) Smith, East Galesburg; two brothers, Harold (and Norma) Nyman, Kewanee, and Donald Nyman, Altona; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and three brothers.
He was reared and educated in the Oneida area.
He worked at Churchill Puritan Chemical Company in Galesburg. He was retired.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Wataga.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville with Rev. Tim Anderson officiating. Burial was in Woodhull Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gary D. Leaf
Gary D. Leaf, 61, of Galesburg, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at his home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1940, in Galesburg, the son of Victor and Ila Hanson Leaf.
He married Janet R. Coats McCann on Aug. 9, 1991, in Burlington, Iowa.
Surviving are his wife; one son, David Leaf, Keithsburg; one stepson, Scott McCann, Plymouth, Minn.; one step-daughter, Peggy McCann, East Lansing, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and a daughter.
He graduated from Galesburg High School.
He worked at Maytag for 28 years, retiring in 1995. He also worked for Benner Tea Company and Giant Food Stores.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, I.M.A. Local 2063 and the National Rifle Association.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Helen B. Friday
Helen B. Friday, 85, Macomb, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Macomb, to Joseph L. and Bessie A. Stoneking Bean. She married Sterling W. Friday on Aug. 26, 1933, in Macomb. He preceded her in death Sept. 10, 2001.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Friday, Phoenix, Ariz., James (Mary Jane) Friday, Macomb, and John (Connie) Friday,Avon; three daughters, Bonnie Fordyce, Keene, Texas, Beverly Brooks, Silvis, and Sandra (Don) Nelson, Pekin; 29 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harold Carlson, Springfield, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Charles Norman, Kenneth and Michael Friday; and two brothers, Clyde and Claude Bean.
Mrs. Friday retired from Macomb School District 185, where she worked as a cook from 1958 to 1980. She was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct.10, 2001, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Memorials may be made to the Church of God Seventh Day. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Everett J. Brookhart
Everett J. Brookhart, 87, of Macomb, formerly of rural Roseville, died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 in the Elms Nursing Home.
He was born May 9, 1914, in Williamstown, Mo., the son of Raymond and Ethel Washburn Brookhart.
He married Wilma L. Daniels on March 18, 1939, in Kahoka, Mo. She died Nov. 2, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen (and Jim) McCone, Macomb, and Brenda Voorhees, Avon; three grandchildren; two brothers, Eldon Brookhart, Table Grove, and Ralph Brookhart, Keokuk, Iowa; one sister, Leona Waller, Donnelson, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
He and his wife farmed in the Walnut Grove area for more than 50 years.
He was a member of Walnut Grove Methodist Church and a charter member of the Good Hope Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Walnut Grove Methodist Church, with Rev. Stacey Tomich officiating.
Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in the Bushnell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Walnut Grove Methodist Church, Red Cross Transportation or The Elms Nursing Home.

Isla Reno Dymond
Isla Reno Dymond, 96, of Bull Shoals, Ark., formerly of Macomb, died Dec. 17, 2000, in Arkansas. She was born Nov. 12, 1904, in Macomb, the daughter of Henry D. and Gertrude Saul Reno. She was married to Charles Kettron, Arch Applegate and Elmer Dymond; they all preceded her in death. Also, preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Charles D. Kettron; and three brothers, Herschel, Donald and Bryce Reno.
She is survived by a brother, Max Reno, Rock Island, and several nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Bardolph High School and attended Western Illinois State Teachers College.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside burial of ashes was held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2001, in the Bardolph Cemetery in Bardolph, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vivian K. Chandler
Vivian K. Chandler, 94, of Macomb, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Wesley Village Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 20, 1907, in Scotland Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Roy C. and Mary Wrigley Kline. She married Neil R. Chandler June 6, 1931, in Macomb. He died Oct. 12, 1981.
She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Chandler, Mexico City, Mexico; one son, Kendall Chandler, Springfield; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She graduated from Macomb High School and was a legal secretary for Harris and Harris Law Firm in Macomb until 1936. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb, numerous Macomb women’s clubs and Macomb Chapter 123 Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.

Mabel E. Boyle
Mabel E. Boyle, 95, Macomb, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Heritage Manor, El Paso.
She was born Jan. 22, 1906, in St. David, the daughter of John W. and Mary Jane Hoagland Daily. She married Charles Boyle Nov. 30, 1940, in Burlington, Iowa. He preceded her in death May 19, 1978.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eula Butler and Helen Kashnerl; and one great-nephew, Larry McBurney.
She is survived by one nephew, Vernon Kashner, of McLean; one niece, Sandra Jo McBurney, of Shirley; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
Mrs. Boyle received her teaching certificate from Western Illinois State Teachers College. She worked for the Macomb Post Office and at Camp Ellis during World War II. She also worked at Miner’s Book store in Macomb. She was an avid cribbage and Uno player. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Private family services were held on Oct. 6, 2001, in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Manor, 555 E. Clay St., El Paso, IL 61738, or Lincoln Developmental Center, 861 S. State St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beverly S. Cox
Beverly S. Cox, 56, of Abingdon, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born May 31, 1945 in Warren County, west of Abingdon, the daughter of Cleo R. and Vista K. Anderson Cox.
She is survived by her mother, Vista Cox, Abingdon; one son, Jeffrey Cox, Boulder, Co.; one daughter Shannon (John) Swank, Abingdon; one brother, Bob (Verna) Cox, Abingdon; two sisters, Judy Simpson, Abingdon and Janet (Ted) Nelson, Galesburg; one grandson, Brody Callihan, Abingdon, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Jeanetta Cox.
She had lived in Abingdon all of her life where she graduated from Abingdon High School in 1962. She later graduated from the former Dooley’s Cosmetology School in Galesburg.
She was a self employed beautician for ten years and was a cake decorator.
She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Abingdon where she was a Missions Leader, song leader and former Sunday School teacher.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon with Eleanor Landon and Rev. Marty Smith officiating.
Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.

T. Clarice Warmker
T. Clarice Warmker, 78, formerly of 819 Monroe, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2001 in Ottawa pavilion in Ottawa. She was born July 1, 1923, in Augusta, a daughter of Robert Elmer and Grace Robertson Matthews. On June 30, 1945, she married Willis A. Warmker in Quincy. He died January 10, 1981.
She attended Gem City Business College. She was employed by Roderick P. Miller as a sales associate. She was very active in Berrian School PTA and was a Cadette Girl Scout leader for 10 years. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 535 and also was a member of Southside Christian Church in Ottawa. She was a former member of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Rowlee and her husband, Jay of Leland, and Marsha Matlock and her husband, Bob of Fountain, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Gina Rowlee of Champaign and Rose Matlock of Fountain. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Greenmount Cemetery by the Rev. Bruce Willard. There was no visitation but friends were invited to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Christian Church in Ottawa. The Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in Quincy is handling arrangements.

Margaret A. “Sandy” Berry
Margaret A. “Sandy” Berry, 70, of 1614 Chestnut died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2001 in Blessing Hospital.
She was born July 21, 1931, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Carew and Pearl “Maggie” Ranck Sanders. Her father died when she was a small child and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Pearl “McGee” Martin. She married Charles Warner Berry of Deadwood, S.D., in July 1953 in Macomb. He preceded her in death.
She graduated from Macomb Senior High and attended Western Illinois University from 1949 to 1951 and Washington University School of Nursing in St. Louis from 1951 until 1953. She also attended Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, S.D. She loved music, literature, journalism, antiques, horticulture, researching family genealogy, working on her computer and attending auctions.
She was employed by the Adams County Department of Public Aid from 1967 until her retirement as a supervisor in 1991. Professionally she served as chairman of the Adams County Interagency Coordinating Council in 1973-74 and on the Adams County Group for Interagency Development Illinois Welfare Association.
Surviving are: two sons, John “Jack” Berry and his wife, Lillian, of Fowler, and Richard “Dick” Berry and his wife, Jing, of Plano, Texas; a daughter, Janet Kurjanski, and her husband, Paul, of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Scott, Craig and Adam Kurjanski, all of Quincy, Joshua Berry of Austin, Texas, Daniel Berry, and his wife, Erin, of Korea, Elizabeth Berry of Fowler, Sam Berry of Plymouth and Clark Berry of Plano. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Visitation was one hour before the service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Charles M. “Chuck’’ Armstrong Jr.
Charles M. “Chuck’’ Armstrong Jr., 77, of Abingdon, died at 6:13 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born April 11, 1924 in Geneseo, the son of Charles M. and Florence Taylor Armstrong Sr.
He is survived by one son, Jon Armstrong, Canton; his companion Deborah Keller, and her sons Willie and John Keller, of Abingdon; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and by brothers and sisters.
He had lived in Abingdon most of his life.
He was a laborer for the former White’s Roofing in Galesburg for over 20 years and later worked for the city of Abingdon for 20 years. He currently worked for Southard’s Car Wash in Abingdon.
He was an Army veteran of WWII and a lifetime member of Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 in Abingdon.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon with Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in Abingdon Cemetery where Military Rites were accorded by the American Legion Post #381.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Charles W. Galbraith
Memorial services for Charles William Galbraith, 58, Lyndhurst Dr.,Hiawatha, Iowa, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. in Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Rev. Neil Manternach of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church officiated.
Charles was born April 5, 1943, in Burlington, Iowa to Max and Yulon Whalen Galbraith. He graduated from Media-Weaver High School, Media, Burlington Community College and attended the University of Illinois and Western Illinois University.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, assigned to the U.S.S. Edson. He married Bonnie Ivins on Aug. 30, 1969, in Morning Sun, Iowa. He was district sales manager for Metso Minerals Svelda for 21 years.
He leaves: his wife; two sons, Ryan and Tom both of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Jessica, of Hiawatha; his parents, Max and Yulon in Roseville; a brother, Max “Buz” Galbraith, Roseville; and a sister, Karen Starbuck of Roseville.
Chuck loved his family and friends and enjoyed biking, photography, golfing, fishing and his motorcycle.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Dorthea Lee
Funeral services for Dorthea Louise Lee, 79, Roseville, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. The Rev. Gina Sheridan and the Rev. Michael Brown officiated and interment was in Roseville Cemetery.
Mrs. Lee passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at 9:38 a.m. at her residence. Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Hospice, the Macomb Church of God-Abrahamic Faith, or the Roseville United Methodist Church.
A daughter of Harold and Ruth Maddock Allen, she was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Ripley. She married Albert Lee on April 2, 1970, in Macomb, who survives.
She also leaves: a brother, Robert Allen, Auburn; a sister, Edna Mae Buesterhaus, Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, Macomb, where she worked for many years until it closed. She then worked for Western Illinois University Health Center for many years.
She was a charter member of Macomb Church of God-Abrahamic Faith in Macomb, a member of the Roseville Chapter N of P.E.O. and the Roseville Woman’s Club.

Helen Friday
Helen B. Friday, 85, of Macomb, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Aug. 12, 1916, in Macomb to Joseph L. and Bessie A. Stoneking Bean, she married Sterling W. Friday on Aug. 26,1933, in Macomb. He died Sept. 10, 2001.
She also was preceded in death by three sons, Charles Norman, Kenneth and Michael Friday and two brothers.
Surviving are three sons, James (and Mary) of Macomb, John (and Connie) of Avon and Robert of Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Sandra (and Don) Nelson of Pekin , Beverly Brooks of Silvis and Bonnie Fordyce of Keene, Texas; 29 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harold Carlson of Springfield, Mo.
She worked as a cook for Macomb School District 185 from 1958 until retiring in 1980.
She was a member of Church of God Seventh Day.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Ron Green officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to her church.

Marie L. Horrell
Marie L. Horrell, 95, of Macomb, died at 12:02 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born May 1, 1906, in Sciota, the daughter of Thomas J. and Norma Ellen Wade Moss. She married Fred R. Horrell Dec. 19, 1925, in Macomb. He preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1996.
Survivors include: one son, Thomas L. (Carol) Horrell, Macomb, and one son-in-law, Tom Barry, Macomb. She is also survived by: six grandchildren, Lisa (John) Malinak, Jacki (Tom) Powell, Mike Barry, Steve (Trish) Horrell, all of Macomb, Jan (Rick) Stoneking, Colchester, and Bill (Kathy) Horrell, Bettendorf, Iowa; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and one sister Lorraine Whitman, Battle Creek, Mich.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mildred Barry; and five brothers, Clifford, Lloyd, Clyde, Wade and Don Moss.
She retired from Western Illinois University, having worked as a cook and in janitorial services. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping and her family.
Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with Eugene Fields officiating.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care Center Activity Fund. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Mae Kendall
Gladys Mae Kendall, 87, of Aledo, Ill. formerly of Plymouth, Ill. passed away at 4:15 p.m. Sunday October 7, 2001 in Mercer County Hospital in Aledo.
She was born March 25, 1914 in Loraine, Ill. the daughter of Lawrence and Elsie (Ware) Gabel. She married Lois E. Kendall on March 30, 1935 in Bentley, Ill. He died on June 24, 1985.
She was a Homemaker and water billing clerk for the village of Plymouth for 20 years retiring in 1985. She was a 1931 graduate of Hamilton High School. She was a member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church for over 40 years where she was a member of the WSCS, and served on various Church committees, including chairman of Spiritual Life, chairman of Administrative Board and member of nominating and audit.
Survivors are: one son, Gary Irvin Kendall and his wife Nancy of Macomb, Ill.; two daughters, Beverly Kay Douglas and her husband, Michael of Rockford, Ill. and Jeanne Sue Barber of Aledo, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Jill Colley and her husband Tim, Todd Waterbury, Tom Douglas and his wife Jeanny, Jodi Kimble and her husband Jim, Lisa Allen and her Husband Derick, Tracy Palmer and her husband David, Chad Waterbury and Christen Barber; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret James of Normal, Ill. and Doris Roberts of Avon, Ill. She was preceded in death by a son, Phillip E. Kendall, a sister, Genevra Gabel, a brother, Lawrence Gabel and a grandson, Danny Barber.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2001 in the Plymouth United Methodist Church with Rev. Sandy Southard and Ron Peters officiating. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth. Visitation were held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth. Memorials may be made to the Plymouth United Methodist Church or the Tri-Village Ambulance Service.

Lawrence E. Thompson
Lawrence E. Thompson, 81, Monmouth, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at 3 p.m. in Community Medical Center, Monmouth.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Monmouth, with Father Ron Enderlin officiating. Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Immaculate Conception School or the Extended Care Unit at Community Medical Center.
A son of Lawrence Roy and Rose Mary Gavin Thompson, he was born March 27, 1920, in Monmouth. He married Margaret Louise Davis on Oct. 21, 1942, in Shreveport, La, who died Aug. 3, 1984. He married Rosemary L. Hager on Nov. 23, 1991, in Canton, who survives.
He also leaves: two sons, Larry K. Thompson, Little York, and Richard C. (Rachel) Thompson, Monmouth; six grandchildren; three stepsons, Gerald (Linda) Horger, Sioux Falls, S.D., Timothy (Paulette) Horger, LaSalle, James (Susan) Horger, Winchester, Ky.; 10 step-grandchildren; a brother, William (Polly) Thompson, Monmouth; and five sisters, Helen (Paul) Hanna, Galesburg, Margaret Ray, Berwick, Florence (Francis) Kane, Roseville, Grace (LeRoy) Dollinger, Metamora, and Martha (Claire) Driscoll, Monmouth.
His parents, two brothers, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law preceded him death.

Ruth Bultemeier 
Ruth F. Bultemeier, 87, of rural Avon, died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 at Avon Nursing Home. 
Born April 21, 1914, in Campbell Hill to Simon and Emma Sandusky Cottom, she married Arthur W. Bultemeier on Sept. 3, 1938, in Burlington, Iowa. He died Feb. 25, 1999. 
She also was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. 
Surviving are four sons, Jerry and Gary, both of Avon, Larry of Roseville and Bill of Princeville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
She and her husband had farmed in the Greenbush area for many years. 
She was a member of Roseville Christian Church. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville with Revs. Dave Bultemeier and Tim Randall officiating. 
Burial was in Roseville Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Avon Nursing Home, her church or Avon Fire and Rescue Department. 

Ruth F. Bultemeier
Funeral services for Ruth F. Bultemeier, 87, rural Avon, were held Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. The Rev. Dave Bultemeier and the Rev. Tim Randall officiated and interment was in Roseville Cemetery.
Mrs. Bultemeier passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at 10:25 p.m. in the Avon Nursing Home. Memorials may be made to the nursing home, to the Roseville Christian Church, or the Avon Fire and Rescue Department.
A daughter of Simon and Emma Sandusky Cottom, she was born April 21, 1914, in Campbell Hill. She married Arthur W. Bultemeier on Sept. 3, 1938, in Burlington, Iowa, who died Feb. 25, 1999.
Four brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.
She leaves: four sons, Jerry and Gary both of Avon, Larry of Roseville and Bill of Princeville; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bultemeier and her husband farmed in the Greenbush neighborhood for many years and she was a member of the Roseville Christian Church.


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