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Thelma J. Sanders
Thelma J. Sanders, 78, Abingdon, formerly of Silvis, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at her son’s home in Abingdon.
She was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Bessie Kahler Bahr.
She married Stanley H. Sanders on Nov. 26, 1939, in Marengo, Iowa. He died in 1986.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph (and Deanne) Sanders, Silvis, and Stanley F. (and Vicky) Sanders, Abingdon; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Blanche Hudepohl, Williamsburg, Iowa; and two brothers, Marvin Bahr, Marengo, Iowa, and Kenneth Bahr, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and one grandson.
She worked at Maid-Rite and Frostop in Silvis and retired after working in the cafeteria of Silvis schools.
She was a former member of Silvis United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday in Schroder Mortuary, Silvis.
Burial was in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

William “Bill’’ C. Baughman
Word has been received of the death of William “Bill’’ C. Baughman, 64, of Dothan, Ala., formerly of Abingdon, on Sept. 8, 2001.
He was the son of Loren and Maxine Baughman, of Abingdon, who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Baughman.
Graveside committal of cremains was held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001

Leota V. Brooks
Leota V. Brooks, 92, Macomb, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at her residence. She was born Jan. 26, 1909, in Hancock County, the daughter of Frank and Edith Ebert Meyers.
She is survived by one stepdaughter, Karen Riffle, Macomb; one sister, Helen Ballegoin, Milwaukee, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a special friend, John Stahl, and two brothers, Russell and Harold.
She was a member of the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church, Fountain Green. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at her church, with the Rev. Mark Hansen officiating.
Memorials may be sent to her church or to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program.

Dora F. Carle
Dora F. Carle, 84, of the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, Ill. formerly of Plymouth, Ill. passed away at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001 in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill. She was born August 21, 1917 near Colmar, Ill. in McDonough County the daughter of Homer and Gertrude (Pointer) Bartlett. She was married to Alfred Carle on November 14, 1938 in Kahoka, Mo. He died March 8, 1995.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Macomb Assembly of God Church and had great love for God, her family and friends and her church. She enjoyed embroidering and quilting and working word search puzzles.
Survivors are: two daughters; Nedra Depoy and her companion, Robert Neavear of Colchester, Ill., Mary Chapin and her husband, Everett of Colchester, Ill.; eight grandchildren; Dannie, Lea and Rick Chapin, Tim Echternkamp, Tacey Endsley, Angie Bryant, Vicky Schermpt, William Worster and Tina Bennett. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Deward and Charles Bartlett. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2001 in the Macomb Assembly of God Church in Macomb with Pastor Alan Puccini officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary’s Cemetery near Plymouth. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Macomb Assembly of God Church. Memorials may be made to her family or to the Elms Nursing Home. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ill. is in charge of services.

Ruth Inez Carr
Ruth Inez Carr, 85, of Macomb, died at 8:43 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Elms Nursing Home. She was born July 17, 1916, in Galesburg, the daughter of Jonathon Marion and Matilda Gummerson Todd. She married Laurence R. “Boxie” Carr Oct. 27, 1934, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death May 11, 1992.
She is survived by one son, Laurence R. (Tamara) Carr Jr., Frankfort; one daughter, Joanne (Don) Miller, Wauconda; seven grandchildren, Jonathon Wright, Brittany, Lindsey and Alex Carr, Andrea White, Michelle Dietz and Amanda Miller; and three great-grandchildren, Johnathon and Anthony Botts, and Allison White. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Wright, and one son in infancy, John LeRoy.
She lived her early life in Galesburg. She was a homemaker and was a secretary for Carr Amusements in Macomb for several years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school there. She was a member of Macomb BP&W Club and Macomb BPOE Deers.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church of Macomb, with the Rev. William Brown officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund or to the Sunday School Fund.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Viola Decker
Viola Decker, 96, of Shelbina died at 5 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2001 in Hannibal Regional Hospital. She had been a resident of the Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina the past two years after a fall that prevented her from living at home. She was born in Shelbina, March 27, 1905, a daughter of Elijah “Lige” Robert and Nannie Wood White. On October 18, 1924, she married Bernard L. Decker in Shelbina. They had celebrated their 70th anniversary. He died November 19, 1994.
She was a member of Granville Christian Church where she had served in various offices of the church board. She also had served as president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.
She was a graduate of Shelbina High School. She was a past leader for the Monroe County 4-H. She had crocheted innumerable afghans for friends and family as gifts. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by two children, Bob Decker of Shelbina and Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Hamilton of Augusta, Ill.; Four grandchildren, Alan Holmes of Sebring, Fla., Ray and Jan Holmes of Augusta, and Mrs. Raymond (Jill) Steiger of St. Louis; three step-children, Mrs. Gary (Becky) Goodman of Southlake, Texas, Eric Hamilton of Carthage, Ill., and Mrs. Curtis (Susan) Eddington of Augusta; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Luther, Chester and Lawrence; and a sister, Bertha Olbert.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Chapel in Shelbina by the Rev. Stan East. Music was by Mary Wood and Dennis Million. Burial was in Shelbina Cemetery, the Sunset Slope Addition. Vitiation was from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Memorials may be made to Granville Christian Church.

Gene Bassett
Gene Bassett, 79, of Moline, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at home.
He was born May 6, 1922, in Hamilton, Mont., the son of Earl and Emma Amundson Bassett.
He married Gladys Murk on March 6, 1948, in Abingdon.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Carolyn (and Julio) Garcia, Aurora; one son, Tom (and Phyllis) Bassett, in France; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He worked at John Deere Plow and Planter for 25 years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Milan.
He was a member of the Andalusia and Rock Island Lions Clubs, and was active with the Andalusia Fire Department, Andalusia City Council and the Boy Scouts.
Funeral services were held Saturday in Family Funeral Services, Milan.
Burial was in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.
Memorials may be made to Pathway Hospice or the American Lung Association.

Gerald VanMiddlesworth
Gerald G. “Chico’’ VanMiddlesworth, 56, of Prairie City, died at 11:08 a.m.Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at his residence.
Born April 5, 1945, in Canton to Charles and Lula Garnes VanMiddlesworth, he married Donna Carley on Feb. 12, 1963, in Prairie City.
He is survived by a special friend, Linda Johnson, Prairie City; one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Christine) Wilkening of Iowa; one brother, Marvin VanMiddlesworth, of St. David; one sister, Jeannine Schoonover of Lewistown; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
He was reared in Canton.
He worked for Ready Foods for one year and then worked for Admiral Corp, in Galesburg for 31 years, retiring in 1996.
Cremation has been accorded. There were no services. Corman Memorial Home in Avon was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Galesburg Community Hospice.

A. Eileen Russell
A. Eileen (Young) Russell, 87, of Wesley Village, Macomb, formerly of Industry, died at 2:31 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Industry Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Edward and Anna Standard Young. She married Glenn Russell Aug. 18, 1934, in Industry. He died Nov. 21, 1999.
She is survived by one son, Richard (Jane) Russell, Industry; a daughter-in-law, Donna Russell, Indian Head Park; six grandchildren, Marcy (Rodd) King, Plano, Texas, Linda (Dan) O’Neill, Macomb, Julie (Mike) Benstent, Willow Springs, Todd Russell, Macomb, Chad (Dorvca) Russell, Adair, and Dr. Eric (Yvonne) Russell, Quincy; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald (Virginia) Young, Galva, and Lyle (Mary) Young, Bushnell; one sister, Betty (John) Adair, Macomb; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Rodney Russell; one great-grandson, Cody Russell; one brother, Cleone Young; one sister, Illa Price; and one nephew, Edward Young.
She lived all of her married life on a farm in Eldorado Township, moving to Industry after Glenn retired from farming. Before her marriage she worked as a switchboard operator in Industry. After her sons were married she worked at Blue Bell sewing factory in Bushnell and at Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Industry Order of Eastern Star and the West Prairie Church.
Her entire life was devoted to her husband and family. She helped out on the farm. She enjoyed camping, square dancing, horses and grandchildren’s activities.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, with Marshall Litchfield officiating. Burial was in the Vance Cemetery, east of Industry.
Memorials may be made to either Wesley Village or the Vance Cemetery.

W. Jean Beaird
W. Jean Varnold Beaird, 77, Galesburg, died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Pilot Grove, the daughter of Pleasant H. and Hyrell Grove Hensley.
She married Jesse Bryan in 1941, Donald Barry in 1946, Paul Varnold in 1958, and Charles Beaird in 1979.
Surviving are four sons, Jim (Janeane) Varnold, Sarasota, Fla., David (Marty) Dorff, Osco, Mike (Jane) Barry, Sarasota, Fla., and Bob (Hiroko) Barry, San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Jackie (Billy) DeJaynes, Abingdon and Judy (Rollie) Hannam, Galesburg; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson.
She attended Monmouth High School.
She was the first female security guard at Galesburg State Research Hospital and worked there for 20 years, retiring in 1980.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Marilyn Anell officiating.
Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospices of America.

Leone Wilmot
Leone Wilmot, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Blandinsville, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Springdale Nursing Home in Mesa. She was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Blandinsville, the daughter of Leslie and Nellie Hays Taylor. She married Jerry Wilmot in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1971.
She is survived by one son, Jerry Wilmot, Spokane, Wash.; one daughter, Peggy Martin, Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Betty Darrah, Galesburg; one grandson; two granddaughters; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Jimmy Wilmot, in 1969.
A graduate of Blandinsville High School, she was a beautician and worked at Newell’s in Macomb. She and her husband moved to Colorado Spring, Colo., until his death. She then moved to Fountain Hills, Ariz., and was a member of the Grace Community Church, in Tempe, Ariz.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with Russ Reidsma officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, East Office, 2222 S. Dobson Road, Suite 401, Mesa, AZ 85202-6491.

Dr. Gerald H. Long
Dr. Gerald H. Long, D.V.M. age 96 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.
He was born December 13, 1904 in Bartlett, Iowa the son of Harry and Elizabeth Moore Long. He married Jessie V. Bell on September 1, 1935 in Mt. Sterling and she survives.
He has been a veterinarian since 1934, having the distinction of being the oldest practicing Veterinarian in the United States. He truly was a devoted man to his profession and his animals were his friends. He graduated from Dunlap, Iowa High School with the Class of 1923. He attended Simpson College and the University in Ames, Iowa. He was an active and devoted member of the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for over 25 years, was the first Layman Speaker for the church, and was a member of the United Methodist Men. He was the 2001 Mt. Sterling Citizen of the Year, a member and past president of the Mt. Sterling Optimist Club where he was given the 1980 “Man of the Year” award, a member and past president of the Illinois Veterinarian Association, and he was also a former member and past president of the Brown County School Board. He enjoyed reading, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and watching them grow up.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Long of Mt. Sterling; four children; Geraldine Marilyn Schriefer of Champaign, Ill., Benjamin Harry Long and his wife Anita of Mt. Sterling, Marcellus Eugene Long of Mt. Sterling and Justine Diane Welty and her husband Kenneth of Loriane, Ill.; six grandchildren, Arno Henry Schriefer III of Champaign, Ill., Erin Elizabeth Reische and Alexis Jean Long both of Mt. Sterling, Lisa Diane Taylor of Oakford, Ill., Sheila Sue Thompson of North Vernon, Ind. and Kevin Lee Welty of LeClaire, Iowa; eight great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers David, Donald and Carl Long and two sisters Alpha Jones and Pearl Christiansen.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 2, in the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church with Rev. Julie Allison officiating. A eulogy was given by Karen Laning. Serving as organist was Rhonda Brown and she accompanied vocalist Barb Yingling who sang the hymns “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand”. Serving as pallbearers were: Harry J. Long, Bill Roe, Robert Bell, Brian Thompson, Ronnie McCaskill and Jim Taylor. Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

Herbert Stoltz
Herbert C. Stoltz, 84, of Beardstown, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Born March 7, 1917, in Aledo to Carl and Edyth Greer Stoltz, he married Frances Saunders on March 27, 1937, in Aledo. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James of Colona, Dick of Andalusia and Terry of Upper Saddle Creek, N.J.; one daughter, Maureen Cress, Avon; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Clara Brown of Aledo and Marjorie Lamberton of Sheridan, Ore.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.
He worked for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District for 30 years before retiring.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at New Boston Cemetery in New Boston.
Sager Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond “Ray” Bayne
Raymond “Ray” Bayne, 57, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Roseville, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at his home. Born in Monmouth, he moved from Illinois to Florida in 1985.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Bayne, Panama City; cousins Pam (Ed) Reed, Iowa, and Virginia (Charles) Conley, Panama City; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was employed as a greeter at Sam’s Wholesale Club. He had worked for a number of years at WKAI Radio in Macomb.
A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in the Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel, Panama City, with the Rev. Danny Estes officiating.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Hospice of the Emerald Coast, 700 W. 23rd St., Suite 59, Panama City, FL 32405.

Barbara A. Trego
Barbara Ann Trego, 67, Monmouth, died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born June 29, 1934, in Ray, the daughter of Ross and Mary Woodruff Richey.
She married Dean Ryner in November 1954 at Coldbrook Christian Church. She married Robert L. Trego Sr. on Nov. 24, 1973, in Oquawka. He died Feb. 16, 1998.
Surviving are her mother in Monmouth; one daughter, Jackie (Bill) Davis, Monmouth; three sons, Larry (Sue) Trego, and Robert (Barb) Trego, both of Monmouth, and Richard (Carol) Trego, Abingdon; two sisters, Bonnie (Kermit) Wainman, Galesburg, and Doris Ebbing, Osage Beach, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and one grandson.
She was reared and educated in the Roseville area and attended Roseville High School.
She owned and operated restaurants in Alexis and Monmouth. She worked at Bridgeway in Galesburg for 23 years, retiring in 2000.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2301 Auxiliary, Monmouth.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Horn officiating.
Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Lions League Baseball.

Margaret Mull Albert
Margaret (Midge) Mull Albert, 83, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Blandinsville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Omaha after a long illness.
Margaret Elizabeth Mull was born just north of Blandinsville on Oct. 31, 1918, the youngest child of Glenn and Nettie Syblon Mull. She married Robert (Bob) Albert of Roseville in 1946. He died March 8, 1968.
She is survived by one sister, Mabel Maxine Francisco, Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Mary Askew and Betty Tate, both of Good Hope; loving nieces and nephews, Lana Isley, Omaha, Neb., Tom Francisco, Des Moines, Iowa, Mary Casey, Andalusia, Marti Belluschi, Chicago, Dick Mull, Ames, Iowa, Terry Askew, Henderson, Nev., Karen Ingledue, Rodney Tate, Janet Harwick and Kevin Tate, all of Macomb, Dennis Tate, Good Hope, and Jane Albert Fast and Kelly Albert, both of Jean, Nev.; and many grandnieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Wright Mull, E.G. (Gus) Mull and John Mull.
She grew up in Blandinsville and spent her early adult years working at the post office. Following her marriage, she and her husband moved to Monmouth and Saginaw, Mich., because of his career in the Chamber of Commerce. Following his untimely death, Midge returned to live in Blandinsville with her mother for a short while. In 1969 she moved to Tuscon, Ariz., where she worked, first, at the Chamber of Commerce and then, as a government clerk. In 1991 she moved to Omaha, Neb., to be near her brother John. She was a resident at the Montclair Nursing and Rehab Center in Omaha for the past eight years. Midge will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, her wonderful sense of style and fashion, and her love for her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville, with the Rev. Stephen King officiating. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville. Memorials may be made to either the Blandinsville United Methodist Church or the Montclair Nursing and Rehab Center, 2525 S. 135th Ave., Omaha, NE 68144.

Frank L. Clark
Frank L. Clark, 83, Colchester, died at 1:47 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at his home.
He was born June 10, 1918, in Colmar, the son of Orval F. and Myrtle Pointer Clark. He married Vera E. Creasey on April 10, 1943, in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
He is also survived by one son, Ronnie L. (Martha) Clark, Colchester; one daughter, Judy K. Easley, Colchester; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ina Van Fleet, Plymouth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Newell, Jesse, Gerald and Earl Clark; and one sister, Edna Post.
Mr. Clark was a retired welder for Coggshell Construction Co. and was self employed. He was a member of Colchester United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Argyle Antique Gas Engine Club.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with the Rev. Larry Lindow officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Colmar. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colchester Rescue Squad.

Albert L. Coplan
Albert L. Coplan, 69, Macomb, died at 3:03 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at his home.
He was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Macomb, to John N. and Ella Robinson Coplan.
He married Lela Uitts on Sept. 9, 1952, in Colchester. She died March 11, 1990. He then married Dorothy Lewis Dec. 28, 1991, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by one son, Randy (Kelly) Coplan, Colchester; seven daughters, Linda Sanderson, Carthage, Leann (Mitch) Brown, Macomb, Marcia (Charles) Savage, Davenport, Iowa, Nancy (David) Danielson, Tennessee, Jolene (Rory) Mason, Colchester, Karen (Mark) Henness, Plymouth, and Sharon (Jeff) Rusher, Macomb; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and four stepchildren, Daniel (Kay) Lewis, Canton, Mich., James (Sherri) Lewis, Eldridge, Iowa, Sara Espanda, Chapel Hill, N.C., and David (Sharon) Lewis, Sylvania, Ohio.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Eugene; and one granddaughter, Colette Danielson.
He was an inspector for Cooper industries in Macomb for 32 years, retiring in 1997. He farmed until his death.
He was in the Army, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Macomb VFW and Colchester First Baptist Church.
Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Church of God, Abrahamic Faith in Macomb, with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Military rites were conducted at the grave by the Macomb VFW.
Jones Mortuary, Colchester, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital or the Church of God.

Travis S. Hammond
Travis S. Hammond, 69, Plymouth, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15, 2001, at his home. He was born Aug. 21,1932, in Adair, the son of Kenneth and Wilma Swedell Hammond. He married Sharon Phillips on Dec. 27, 1994, in Doddsville. She survives. He is also survived by his mother; two daughters, Cristy Hammond, Dallas, Texas, and Michelle (Steve) Meredith, Adair; three sons, Michael T. (Joanna) Hammond, Tucson, Ariz., Mark Hammond, Macomb, and Mitch (Stacey) Hammond, Dallas, Texas; two stepdaughters, Teresa Huggins, Macomb, and Lori Jennings, Macomb; two stepsons, Christopher Huggins, Lakeland, Fla., and Brian (Joy) Huggins, Table Grove; one sister, Patricia (Robert) Rutledge, Adair; 20 grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild. He was preceded in death by his father.
He was a farmer for most of his life, living in the Adair and Plymouth areas. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Adair Methodist Church and the Rushville VFW.
Cremation rites were accorded. A private family memorial service was held Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral home, Macomb, with the Rev. William Hesseldinz officiating. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Oasis of Hope Hospital.

Donald E. Hocker
Donald E. Hocker, 87, of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, formerly of Colchester, died at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
He was born Feb. 24, 1914, in Colchester, the son of Henry and Edna Stone Hocker. He married Ardith Sherman in 1964 in Colchester. She preceded him in death in 1989.
He is survived by one stepson, Neal Sherman, Kewanee; three nephews, Ray Hocker, Bartonville, Walter Hocker, Peoria, and D.J. Hocker, Colchester; two stepgranddaughters, Stephenie and Jenney; and one aunt, Geraldine Baumgardner, Macomb.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Moscow; and one brother, Raymond Hocker.
He retired in 1979 from maintenance at King Seeley in Macomb. He was a member of the Carthage VFW and Colchester Masonic Lodge No. 496.
Masonic services were held Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at the mortuary, with Pastor Jim Richardson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester, with military services at the grave conducted by the Carthage VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Paulette M. Kretzschmar
Paulette M. Kretzschmar passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at McDonough District Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001.
Paulette is survived by her husband, Blaise Kretzschmar; daughter Mimi Kretzschmar, son-in-law, Henri Mayronnet, and grandson, Andre Meyronnet; daughters Beatrice Kretzschmar, Sylviane Kretzschmar Stites, Nathalie Jeglin and son-in-law Harlan Jeglin, and long-time friend, Michael Riordon. The family in France includes an aunt, Marguerite Wappler; cousins Henri Wappler and Roger Wappler; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene Zentz-Kretzschmar, Claude and Nicole Kretzschmar, Anne and Jean Desmaizieres, Claire Kretzschmar, Jean Pierre and Marielle Kretzschmar, and their families.
A visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home; a private service followed.
The family requests that memorials be made in Paulette’s name to McDonough District Hospital.

Margaret ‘Midge’ Mull Albert
Funeral services for Margaret ‘Midge’ Mull Albert, 83, Omaha, Neb., were held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Blandinsville. Interment was in Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville.
A former resident of Monmouth and Blandinsville, Mrs. Albert died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Omaha, Neb. Memorials may be left to the Blandinsville United Methodist Church of the Montclair Nursing Nursing and Rehab Center, 2525 S. 135th Ave., Omaha, Neb. 68144.
The daughter of Glenn and Nettie (Syblon) Mull, she was born Oct. 31, 1918, in Blandinsville. She married Robert “Bob” Albert of Roseville in 1946 who died March 8, 1968.
She leaves: a sister, Mabel Maxine Francisco, Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Mary Askew and Betty Tate, both of Good Hope; many nieces and nephews, Lana Isley of Omaha, Tom Francisco of Des Moines, Mary Casey of Andalusia, Marti Belluschi of Chicago, Dick Mull of Ames, Terry Albert of Henderson, Neb., Karen Ingledue, Rodney Tate, Janet Harwick and Kevin Tate, all of Good Hope, Jane Albert Fast and Kelly Albert of Jean, Nev.; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her parents and three brothers, Wright Mull, E.G. “Gus” Mull and John Mull, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Albert grew up in Blandinsville and worked the post office. Following her marriage, the couple moved to Monmouth, then to Saginaw, Mich., until her husband's death in 1968. She then returned to Blandinsville for a time and moved to Tucson, Ariz. in 1969, where she was employed until 1991. In that year she moved to Omaha, Neb., where for the past eight years she resided at the Montclair Nursing and Rehab Center.
She will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, her wonderful sense of style and fashion and her love for family and friends.

Metta Marie Bacher
Funeral services for Metta Marie Bacher,77, were held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. Interment was in Roseville Cemetery.
A former resident of Roseville and Elmwood, Mrs. Bacher died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at 12:10 a.m. in Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
A daughter of William and Metta Gibb Lybarger, she was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Roseville. She married Harlan Jones. She later married Ralph Clark who died Dec. 17, 1981, and married Ralph W. Bacher on Sept. 14, 1989, who survives in Elmwood.
She also leaves: a son, James Jones of Peoria; two daughters, Julie Hoops of Champaign and Vickie Long, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, William Lybarger, Showlow, Ariz.; and many stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Her parents preceded her death.
Mrs. Bacher worked at the Iowa Ordnance Plant, Burlington, Iowa, and at Caterpillar in Peoria, and owned and the Corner Inn Tavern, Elmwood, before her retirement.

William Reeves
William G. “Bill’’ Reeves, 63 of Galesburg, died at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
Born April 9, 1938, in Galesburg to Howard F. and Hazel V. Kisor Reeves, he married Martha Haines on April 12, 1957, in Abingdon.
He later married Rosanne Adamczyk Stachowski on Sept. 2, 1990, in Cape Coral, Fla. She survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Susan (Max) Whitcomb of Morton, Jean (Craig) Aulick of Olathe, Kan., Traci (Lane) Ericksen of West Jordan, Utah, Wendy Brown of Taylorsville, Utah, and Jamie (Adam) Hancock, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; one stepdaughter, Wendy (Shawn) Calhoun of Galesburg; two stepsons, Jeff Stachowski, of Dallas, Texas, and David Stachowski, of Denton, Texas; and 14 grandchildren.
He worked as a brakeman and conductor for CB&Q Railroad for 10 years and purchased the Olde Music Shoppe in 1967. He also owned BJ’s Music in Galesburg and Macomb, Billy G’s in Canton and a music store in Monmouth.
He played in the band “Midnite Ramblers’’ and in the late sixties, founded the Mid-State Opry, which was on the Roof Garden of Weinberg Arcade. He later played in the bands, “Cottonwood South,’’ “Country Travelers,’’ “Crossfire’’ and most recently the “Rural Route Four.’’ He also appeared with numerous other bands in the area.
A Galesburg resident most of his life, he lived in Cape Coral, Fla., from 1986 until he returned to Galesburg in 1990.
He was a member of Alpha Lodge 155, AF&AM, and Warren County Saddle Club.
He was a member and high priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1977 E. Fremont., Galesburg, where services were held at 10 a.m. Monday.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to his church.


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