Dorene Olomon, 87, St. Augustine, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
28, 2001, in the Avon Nursing Home, Avon.
She was born Jan. 15, 1914, in St. Augustine, the daughter of Floyd
M. and Ida Mae Cozad Roberts. She married Arthur Olomon on Jan. 20, 1931
in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1995.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary L. Hale and Ruby I. (Eugene)
Way, both of Abingdon and Joann Baatz, Zephyr Hills, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren,
thirty three great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by three grandchildren.
She was a homemaker who had lived in rural Galesburg near Knoxville,
rural Galesburg near Abingdon for eleven years and also in the rural St.
Augustine area for thirty-three years.
She attended the former Lincoln Country School and the Delong Country
She was of Christian faith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Abingdon Chapel with Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville.
Memorials may be made to Abingdon Historical Society or the Salvation
Gerald W. Hankins, 61, of Henderson, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3,
2001, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
Born Oct. 14, 1940, in Galesburg to Winfred and Margaret Lucille Brackett
Hankins, he married his first wife, Nancy. He later married Sally J. Duncan
in 1989 in Galesburg. She died June 14, 2001.
He was also preceded in death by his mother.
Surviving are his father of Galesburg; two sons, Michael (Dot) of Glen
Burnie, Md.; and David (Rhonda) of Pasadena, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Mark
(Ann Marie) Booker of Glen Burnie; three stepsons, Jeff Sallee of Lynn
Center, and Scott (Pam) Sallee and Todd (Debbie) Sallee, both of Galesburg;
one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mike (Susan) Davis of North Henderson; three brothers,
Alvin (Beth) and Larry (Teresa) both of Galesburg, and Terry (Linda) of
Knoxville; and one sister, Mrs. Louie (Bonnie) Friend of Abingdon.
He was a Korean War Navy veteran.
He was a truck driver for Atlas Trucking for 15 years, retiring in
Cremation was accorded. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, where military rites
will be accorded at 6:30 by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. There
will be no services.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospices of America.
Alma A. Kapp
Alma A. Kapp, 74, Astoria, died at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001,
at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville. She was born April 12, 1927,
in Schuyler County, the daughter of Lemart and Myrtlena Dye McKinley. She
married Edward “Bill” L. Keller in Rushville in December 1946. He preceded
her in death in 1958. She then married Chester Kapp June 22, 1974, in Astoria.
She is also survived by one daughter, Gartha Keller, Astoria; and one
sister, Mary (Clarence) Keller, Macomb.
In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded
in death by three brothers, George, Floyd and Daniel; and three sisters,
Julia, Ellen and Alta.
She cared for the elderly in their homes.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Shawgo Memorial
Home in Astoria, with the Rev. Lester Burgard officiating. Interment was
in Salem Cemetery, Astoria.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Oladene L. King
Oladene L. King, 93, Macomb, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001,
at Wesley Village Health Care Center.
She was born Jan. 20, 1908, in Colchester, the daughter of Robert L.
and Winnifred UnderhIll Myers. She married Mose H. King July 25, 1931,
in Villa Ridge. He preceded her in death July 8, 1979.
She is survived by one son, Benny (Nancy) King, Tucson, Ariz.; three
grandchildren, Cynthia (David) Lyon, Independence, Iowa, Joanne (Vance)
Jones, Birmingham, Ala., and Scott (Carrie) King, Atascadero, Calif.; 14
great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hazel Willey, Barrington.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death
by three brothers, Nelson, Blondel and Clyde Myers, and two sisters, Mabel
Myers and Beulah Valentine.
Mrs. King had been a school teacher in rural schools of McDonough County
and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macomb.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Jones Mortuary
in Colchester, with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial was in Mt.
Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to Macomb First Baptist Church.
Leo A. Lamm
Leo A. “Buck’’ Lamm, 82, of Galesburg, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 29, 2001, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born June 29, 1919, in Canton, the son of John and Myrtle Cook
Lamm. He married Susie A. Marsh on Feb. 2, 1946, in Bushnell. She died
March 23, 1992.
He is survived by one son, Roger (Linda) Lamm, Galesburg; four sisters,
Evelyn Hallesey, Macomb, Lillian Kelly, Galesburg, Phyllis Shaleo, Conifer,
Colo., and Doris Smith, Marseilles; and nieces and nephews.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He was a labor supervisor for Gunther Construction Company in Galesburg
for 18 years and then for McDougal-Hartman Construction Company in Peoria
for 16 years. He retired in 1970.
He was a member of Moose Lodge 880, Abingdon American Legion Post 381,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2257 and the Disabled American Veterans.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Galesburg Chapel, with David Scholl officiating.
Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, where military honors were
accorded by Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381.
Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Rescue Mission.
Marie K. Hemminger
Funeral services for Marie K. Hemminger, 103, Media, were held Monday,
Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. a Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. The Rev. John Deal
officiated and interment was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Hemminger passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at 1:55 a.m. in
LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville. Memorials may be made to the
Media United Presbyterian Church or to the nursing home’s activity department.
The daughter of Benjamin and Katherine Gutenkuntz Megal, she was born
April 4, 1898, in Burlington, Iowa. She married Creigh C. Hemminger, Sept.
30, 1921, in Monmouth, who died Jan. 8, 1983.
Her parents and a brother also preceded her in death.
She leaves: a daughter, Mary Lee (Earl) Taylor of Media; two grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hemminger was born and raised in Des Moines County, Iowa. She
graduated from Burlington High School and attended Parsons College. Following
her marriage, she moved in 1939 to Media Township where she resided until
she entered the nursing home.
She attended the Media United Presbyterian Church where she was an
elder and a trustee, and a member of the Beulah Missionary Society. Mrs.
Hemminger was also a member of the Media Community Club.
Ruth A. Painter, 83, of Rushville, formerly of London Mills, died at
2:18 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 7, 1918, near London Mills to Fred T. and Ada Lewis Ulm,
she married Dwight H. Painter on Dec. 24, 1938, in London Mills. He died
Aug. 31, 1973.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Deanna (David) Peterman of Astoria; one
grandson, Jeffrey (Dena) Wilcoxen of Abingdon; five stepgrandchildren,
including Penny (Rodney) Bollinger of Marquette Heights; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren;
10 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; 14 nieces and nephews.
She worked at Gale Products in Galesburg and C&R Market in London
Mills before retiring in 1980. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at West Midway Cemetery near London Mills with the
Rev. John Simpson officiating.
Arrangements were in charge of Worthington Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to London Mills United Methodist Church or Cass-Schuyler
Area Hospice, 331 S. Main Street, Virginia, IL 62691.
Pearl E. Blevins
Pearl E. Blevins, 77, Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Galesburg, died
at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002 at home.
She was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Galesburg, the daughter of Fred W. and
Clara Ann Rebecca Schultz Greene.
She married Frank E. McDowell on Jan. 8, 1941, in Galesburg. She married
Robert L. Blevins on Nov. 24, 1973, in Galesburg. He died Feb. 5, 1983.
Surviving are a son, Clifford Wayne McDowell, Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters,
Carol Anne Cole, Bakersfield, and Dixie Lee Weller, Green Castle, Va.;
a brother Harold Greene, Galesburg, and a sister, Gladys Anderson, Abingdon;
four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and a grandchild.
She lived in Galesburg most of her life.
She worked as an assembler at the former Outboard Marine Corp., Gale
Products Division, in Galesburg for more than 20 years, retiring in 1983.
Cremation was accorded. Services will be later.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Mary B. Hanning
Mary B. Hanning, 71, of R.R. #1, Huntsville passed away at 7:50 p.m.
Friday, July 5, 2002 at the Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born on Thursday, June 4, 1931 in Rushville to the late Joseph
and Pauline (Greenleaf) Bovey. She married Glen R. Hanning Sept. 27, 1952
at the First Christian Church in Rushville. He Survives.
She is survived by: three daughters, Bonnie (David) Childress, Danville,
Peggy (Michael) Dillon, Gaffney, S.C. and Nancy (Richard) Willis, Clinton,
Iowa; two sons, Danny (Janet) Hanning, Huntsville and Robert Hanning, Macomb;
twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, John Bovey
of Iowa City, Iowa.
She attended Ill. State University in Normal and graduated from Western
Ill. University in Macomb. She taught varies grades at Southeastern School
Dist. and Schuyler School Dist. in Rushville many years before retiring.
She was a member of the First Christian Church “Disciple of Christ” of
Rushville, teaching Sunday school for many years. She was a charter member
& secretary for many years of the Ill. Association for advancement
of Archaeology, a member of Siloam Springs Earth Science Club serving as
secretary, president, vice president, and editor, a member of Geodeland
Earth Science Club serving as director and secretary, a member of Midwest
Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies serving as president,
vice president, state director and presently serving as secretary, a director
of American Mineralogical and Geological Societies, a member of Two Rivers
Archeological Societies serving as secretary, a member of Mississippi Valley
Archeological Society serving as secretary, gave programs on rocks and
minerals for many school classes and civic groups. She also taught square
dancing classes for Spoon River College and many 4-H Clubs.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the
First Christian Church in Rushville with Mr. David Haney officiating. Burial
was in the Huntsville Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Snyder’s
Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home or the Schuyler Education Foundation.
Harry A. Snowden
Harry A. Snowden, 78, Industry, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2002,
at McDonough District Hospital. He was born Tuesday, May 6, 1924, in Industry,
the son of Thomas Adams and Verna Blanche (Lawyer) Snowden. He married
Marilyn A. Fowler July 16, 1949, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Debra (Harold) Steele, Glasford,
and Diane (Scott) Bagley, Adair; four grandchildren, Cassandra and Matthew
Steele, and Justin and Ethan Bagley; and five sisters, Thelma Mater, Ft.
Lumpton, Colo., Opal Howard, Peoria, Jane Wilson, Aurora, Colo., Margie
Frakes, Berthoud, Colo., and Kathryn McKee, Industry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother,
Neil Snowden, and two sisters, Velma Halberg and Nadine Eastin.
He worked as a mechanic for NTN Bower for many years, retiring in 1989.
Harry was a member of Macomb Elks Lodge #401 and was an avid hunter and
Cremation was accorded. Graveside services were held Wednesday, July
10, 2002, at the lndustry Cemetery, Industry, with David Haney officiating.
The Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be given to Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey
Federation or the Industry Rescue Squad.
George W. Butterfield Sr.
George W. Butterfield Sr., 93, LaHarpe, formerly of Blandinsville,
died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care
He was born Nov. 5, 1908, in Blandinsville, the son of David Ezra “Frank”
and Pearl Amelia (Herzog) Butterfield. He married Mary E. Abbott Jan. 8,
1934, in Blandinsville. She died Oct. 6, 2002.
He is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Paul) Anderson, LaHarpe,
and Jeanne (Clifford) Shipman, Blandinsville; one son, George (Patsy) Butterfield
Jr., Blandinsville; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two
brothers and two sisters.
George was a farmer in the Blandinsville area for many years, retiring
from farming in 1965. He later worked at the B & R Market and at Highway
Lanes Bowling Alley, Blandinsville, with his son, George Jr. He was a member
of the First Christian Church, Blandinsville, and was an avid Cubs fan
and Thunder football fan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at
the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville, with the Rev. A. Lee
Unger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday,
July 11, 2002. There will be no family visitation.
Memorials may be made to either the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center
or the First Christian Church, Blandinsville.
Betty J. Foster
Betty J. Foster, 64, Good Hope, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, July 6,
2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born April 1, 1938, in Macomb, the daughter of Jennings and
Ruth (Downing) Stoneking. She married Robert Foster Oct. 12, 1955. He survives.
She is also survived by two sisters, Anna Wixom, Bonaparte, Iowa, and
Sharon Faye Crane, Davenport, Iowa.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother,
Henry Calvin Stoneking, and one sister, Mary Jane Stoneking.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Good Hope
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Charles W. Whitford
Charles W. Whitford, 86, 205 E. Maine St., Augusta passed away at 10:30
a.m. Sunday July 7, 2002 in his home. He was born March 5, 1916 in Augusta
the son of John Henry and Minnie (Hudson) Whitford. He was married to Carrie
McClain on August 30, 1939 in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
He is survived by: three sons, John (Sandy) Whitford, Hamilton, Robert
L. (Marilyn) Whitford, Colchester and Larry (Darla) Whitford, Plymouth;
one daughter, Patricia (Jim) Rash, Plymouth; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Morrell and Russell Whitford.
He was a retired contractor and attended Augusta Schools. He attended
Augusta Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and attending
auctions and yard sales.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in
the Old Augusta Cemetery in Augusta with the Rev. Loren Curtis officiating.
Memorials may be made to Southeastern High School sports programs.
Leo F. Mowen
Graveside services were held Monday, July 8, for Leo F. Mowen, 75,
Roseville, in Raritan Cemetery with the Rev. James Oliver officiating.
Military rites were accorded by Lawson Babbitt Post #614 American.
Mr. Mowen died Friday, July 5, 2002, at 4:20 a.m. at Veterans Administration
Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa. Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, was in
charge of arrangements. Memorials may be left to the Roseville American
Legion Post’s Nursing Fund of to the Roseville Area Ambulance.
A son of Ivan and Grace Robinson Mowen, he was born Nov. 20, 1926,
in Raritan. He married Marlene Watts in 1949 in Henderson County.
He leaves: four sons, Jerry (Connie) Mowen of Monmouth, Randy (Mary)
Mowen of Roseville, Kelly (Vicki) Mowen of Avon and Brian (Nancy) Mowen,
Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, Lisa (Anthony) Graham, Skiatook, Okla.;
a sister, Mary Hilten of Smithshire; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
His parents, an infant son and two brothers preceded him in death.
Mr. Mowen farmed in Point Pleasant Township, Warren County, most of
his life. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member
of Lawson Babbitt Post #614 American Legion.
Anna L. Moore
Anna L. Moore, 64, a resident of Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg,
died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital
She was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Macomb, to Lawrence and Mattie Elizabeth
Rhoades VeNard. She married John D. Moore on Dec. 13, 1952, in Pocahontas,
Ark. He preceded her in death on March 10, 1986.
She was also preceded in death by 1 son, John D. Moore Jr., her parents
and two brothers.
Surviving are four sisters, Margaret (Richard) Arnold of RR St. Augustine,
Mary Johnson of Florida; Patsy (Dale) Kempster of Aransas Pass, Texas;
Rebecca (Sonny) Cooper of Yates City; two brothers, Leland Earl (Beverly)
VeNard of Mesa, Ariz.; George (Mary Ann)VeNard of Beloit, Wis. She is also
survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maquon Cemetery
with Eleanor Landon officiating.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Frances V. Findahl
Frances V. Findahl, 90, of Galesburg, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, July
13, 2002, in Seminary Manor.
She was born Nov. 2, 1911, in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, the daughter
of Ferdinand and Augusta (Carlson) Carlson.
She married Earl Gordon Findahl on July 6, 1944, in Spokane, Wash.
Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn Wolf, Concord, Calif.; Rebecca
Findahl (Ronald Glassman), New York, N.Y., and Sharon Redington, Galesburg;
three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by two sisters.
She graduated from high school in Canada and from Calvary General Hospital
School of Nursing.
She was a registered nurse, last working at Care Center of Abingdon
for 17 years.
She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, AARP, Galesburg
Women’s Club and the Galesburg Rescue Mission Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Malone officiating. Visitation will
be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Assembly of God Church.
Gladys I. Anderson
Gladys I. Anderson, 92, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon for
the past 10 years, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2002, at the Care
She was born Feb. 28, 1910 in Quincy, to Frederick and Clara Shultz
She married Claude Peck. He preceded her in death in 1942. She later
married Iren “Andy’’ E. Anderson on June 19, 1948. He preceded her in death
Surviving is a daughter, Nancy (Raleigh) Stegall of Galesburg; 3 grandchildren;
6 great-grandchildren; 1 stepgreat-grandchild; 1 great-great-grandchild;
one brother Harold Greene of Galesburg.
She was also preceded in death by 6 sisters.
She had lived in Abingdon most of her life. She was a homemaker. She
was an office assistant for Dr. Gleave and Dr. Bowman and later was a sales
clerk at the former Ben Franklin Store in Abingdon for 10 years.
She was a member of the Abingdon Christian Church and the Jolly Grandmothers
Club. She also volunteered for many years at the Care Center of Abingdon
before she was a resident.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Abingdon Christian
Church with the Rev. Raymond McLaren officiating. Burial will be in the
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m.Thursday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel in Abingdon.
Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Christian Church or the Care
Center of Abingdon.
Lyle E. Gillette
Lyle E. Gillette, 76, Peoria, died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 10,
2002, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Avon, the son of Merle and Helen Edmonson
He married Minnie E. Morris on May 25, 1949, in Van Port, Ore. She
died Jan. 30, 1996.
Surviving are four sons, Robert Colclasure, Hannibal, Mo., Charles
Colclasure, Creve Coeur, and Willard Fuller and Danny Gillette, both of
Peoria; a daughter, Betty Jansen, Creve Coeur; a brother, George Gillett,
Avon, a sister, Phyllis Gillette, Abingdon; 26 grandchildren and several
He was preceded in death by his parents, two stepsons and two step-daughters.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a past member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Martin-Hollis Funeral
Home, Bushnell, with the Rev. Randy Sanders officiating.
Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Cassandra Lee Comstock
Cassandra Lee Comstock, 34, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Macomb, died
at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit,
She was born July 10, 1967, in Macomb, the daughter of Jerry and Jill
(Humes) Tilton. She married Tracy Comstock May 23, 1987. He survives in
She is also survived by two sons, Jimi and Stevin, and twin daughters,
Michelle and Nicole, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; her mother, Jill (Bob) Sutton,
Macomb; her father, Jerry (Judy) Tilton, Vermont; her maternal grandmother,
Mildred Humes, Macomb; two sisters, Angela (Russ) Thornton, Macomb, and
Michelle (Jerry) Bannan, Washington; one half brother, Jeremy Tilton, Vermont;
one half sister, Gina Tilton, Vermont; one stepbrother, Christopher (Deb)
Sutton, Macomb; two stepsisters, Becky Sutton, Provo, Utah, and Abigail
(John) Wondrasek, Hainsville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and her paternal
Cassandra had attended Macomb schools and lived in Macomb until 1983,
when she moved to Phoenix, Ariz.
Cremation rites were accorded. Memorial services were held Monday,
July 15, 2002, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb. Private burial
of ashes will be at a later time.
Memorials may be made to her Children’s Education Fund in care of Mid-America
National Bank, Macomb.
Sharolyn F. Smock, 65, of Colchester, died at 9:37 a.m. Sunday, July
14, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born July 25,1936, in Macomb to Mark E. and Forest Reed Smock.
Surviving are one son, Alan of Colchester; three grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; one brother, Leland (James) Smock of Abingdon; and two
sisters, Jean Smock and Linda Beck, both of Colchester.
She was preceded in death by two sisters.
A licensed practical nurse, she worked at McDonough District Hospital
and Colchester Nursing Home. She retired from The Elms in 1987. She was
a graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Peoria.
Cremation has been accorded, and graveside services with burial of
ashes will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
The Rev. Ron Green will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services
at Jones Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Colchester Rescue Squad or MDH Home Health
Roger L. Schieferdecker
Roger L. Schieferdecker, 79, Farmington, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday,
July 11, 2002, in Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born March 1,1923, in Bowen, the son of Lloyd and Helen Lawless
He married Katheryn Baudino Scapecchi on Sept. 18,1960, in Burlington,
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Marsha Bird, Denver, Colo.,
and Paula (Brian) Hoffman, Avon; a sister, Joan (Coles) Johnston, Cambridge;
six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and served in the shipyard
at the Panama Canal.
He attended Illinois College in Jacksonville, Miami University and
Western Illinois University, graduating with a teaching degree.
He taught and coached one year at Plymouth High School then worked
as manager of the Farmington branch of Alexander Lumber Co., retiring after
36 years as district manager.
He was a member of Farmington United Methodist Church, Farmington American
Legion Post 140, Farmington Moose Lodge 1571 and the Farmington Senior
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2002 in Anderson-Sedgwick
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Richard officiating.
Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, with military honors
by American Legion Post 140.
Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice or the American Cancer
Clifford L. Cozad, 93, formerly of Canton, died at 3:11 a.m. Thursday,
July 18, 2002, at Farmington Country Manor, where he was a resident.
Born Aug. 6, 1908, in London Mills to William F. and Lillian Briggs
Cozad, he married Carmen Deskin on Aug. 3, 1933. She died Nov. 2, 1994.
He also was preceded in death by two sons, Armand and Ronald; one grandchild;
and three sisters.
Surviving are one son, Lonnie of Tempe, Ariz.; one daughter, Doris
(Richard) Riley of Fiatt; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren;
and several great-great-grandchildren.
He had worked for Caterpillar Inc. for more than 30 years.
He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge in London Mills.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside services were held Saturday at West
Midway Cemetery in London Mills with Richard Riley Jr. officiating.
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton was in charge of the arrangements.
AliceMarie G. Nelson
AliceMarie G. Nelson, 49, Bardolph, died at noon Sunday, July 21, 2002,
at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Dec. 5, 1952, in Brooklyn,
N.Y., the daughter of William and Gertrude Sheehan. She married Bobby Nelson
Aug. 22, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nev. He survives.
She is also survived by two sons, Johnny Aspromonte, Bardolph, and
Joe Aspromonte, Oraville, Calif.; one granddaughter, Paige Marie Aspromonte,
Bushnell; and one brother, Bill Sheehan, Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Johnny and
AliceMarie had lived in McDonough County since 1981. She worked as
an aide at McDonough District Hospital for eight years and worked in retail
for 10 years.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002,
at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. David Kurt
officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Paige Marie Aspromonte education fund,
in care of the First State Bank in Macomb.
Mary C. Howell
Mary C. Howell, 70, Blandinsville, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, July
20, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born June 23, 1932, in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of George
C. and Elizabeth M. Hayes Crawley. She married Bob Howell Oct. 15, 1955,
at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Conn. He survives.
She is also survived by two sons, Robert (Ellen) Howell, St. Augustine,
Fla., and Michael (Patti) Howell, Grandview, Mo.; two daughters, Jean (Stan)
Nelson, Monmouth, and Laura (Michael) Emanuelson, Milton, Fla.; four grandchildren;
and one sister, Carol (Bob) Keenan, Weatherfield, Conn.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter,
Mary Elizabeth Howell.
She received her bachelor of science degree in home economics from
Marywoods College, Scranton, Penn. She had lived most of her married life
in the Blandinsville area. She had worked as a county home agent in Pike
County, Mo., for several years, and later worked at the library in Blandinsville.
Cremation rites have been accorded; there will be no services. The
family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
McDonough District Hospital hospice program.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville is in charge of the
O’Deen E. Litzelfelner Wier
O’Deen E. Litzelfelner Wier, 85, Macomb, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday,
July 18, 2002, at Evanston Hospital, Evanston. She was born March 4, 1917,
in Neelys Landing, Mo., the daughter of Otis and Ethel (Masterson) Litzelfelner.
She married Royal Wier in 1942 in Festus, Mo. He died July 31, 1954.
She is survived by one son, Ronall Harrison Wier, Shorewood; one daughter,
N. Dianne (Wier) Schleeper, Deerfield; three grandchildren, Kristina and
Eric Schleeper, and Brian Wier; three brothers, Jack Litzelfelner and Jim
Litzelfelner, both of Jackson, Mo., and Joe Litzelfelner, Granbury, Texas;
and two sisters, Barbara Gorski, St. Louis, Mo., and Phyllis Vickery, Jackson,
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by
two brothers and four sisters.
She was a registered nurse, working for Dr. R.G. Trummel in Macomb
for 25 years; she then was a nurse at McDonough District Hospital for 18
years, retiring in 1985.
Memorial services were held Sunday, July 21, 2002, at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial of ashes will
be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Deerfield.