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Brittany N. Peak
Brittany Nichole Peak, infant daughter of Chris Peak and Sheryll Siever, Galesburg, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, October 30, 1998 in St. Mary Medical Center.
Surviving are her parents; one brother, Brad Allen Siever, Galesburg; one sister, Becca Siever, Washington; and her grandparents, Wanda J. Vogler and Richard Vogler, both of Abingdon, and Jim and Evelyn Danforth, Galesburg.
A private family graveside service was held Monday in East Linwood Cemetery with Rev. Mike Van Acker officiating. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Duncan Morrison
Duncan Morrison, age 85, passed away in his sleep on October 14, 1998 in Brooklyn, New York.
He was a resident of Abingdon from the early 1920’s until his return from service in the Pacific in 1945.
He was a jazz musician and artist and worked for many years as art editor of Parents Magazine in New York, while maintaining many close friendships in Abingdon.
He had no immediate family, but many friends in New York and Illinois.

Fay E. Campbell
Fay E. Campbell, 87, formerly of Bushnell, passed away at 5:25 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 1998, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville.
Born July 4, 1911, in New Philadelphia to George and Mae Young Faler, she married Charles E. Campbell Sr. on April 20, 1935, in Bushnell. He passed away June 24, 1985.
One sister and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Surviving are six sons, LaVerne and David, both of Macomb; James of Canton, Charles of Havana, Dallas of Bushnell, and George of Roseville, one daughter, Jessie Shumaker, and one brother, Elmer Faler Sr., both of Bushnell; two sisters, Bertha Burgess of Abingdon and Zelma Gillette of Industry; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell. Burial was in Mound Cemetery, near Bushnell. Memorials may be made to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.

Joe W. “Wib” Roberts
Joe W. “Wib” Roberts, 77, Avon, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Monday, October 26, 1998, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Born December 21, 1920, in Middlebrook, AR, to John Rex and Rosie Belle Cates Roberts, he married Virginia Miller on July 3, 1943, in Kahoka, MO. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, David and Everett, both of Avon; Joe of Windsor, CO; and Jack of Spangle, WA; one daughter, Roberta Cook of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his twin sister, Wilma Strickland of Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one grandson.
He moved to Abingdon from Middlebrook at age 14 and has been an Avon resident since 1953. He farmed and also worked for Row Manufacturing Co. He later was employed by Neff Co. for 26 1/2 years. A member of the Avon United Methodist church and its Methodist Men, he also taught Sunday School for many years.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 30, with the Rev. Rick Kerr officiating. Burial was in Avon Cemetery. Corman Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearrers were Mike Roberts, David Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Justin Roberts, Bradley Cook, John R. Roberts, and Henry Combs.
Memorials may be made to Avon United Methodist Church.

Marcellus M. “Bud” Wilkins
Marcellus M. “Bud” Wilkins, 77, of 489 W. First St. died Thursday, November 5 1998, at Rosewood Care Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1921 In Fowler to James and Florence Miller Wilkins. Surviving is one brother, the Rev. Norman Wilkins of Galesburg. One brother and four sisters preceded him In death. He worked at the former Custer Hotel for 17 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church, where he served on the steward board and was president of the Good Will Singers. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hinchliff-Pearson West Galesburg Chapel with the Rev. Derek Bastian officiating. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Allen Chapel AME Church.

Jerald “Jerry’’ Peacock
Jerald L. “Jerry’’ Peacock, age 74, of 202 East Martin Street, Abingdon, died at 2:34 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 1998 at his home. He was born March 29, 1924 at Beardstown, Illinois, the son of Ralph Edward and Flossie Bell Kirgan Peacock. He married Dora Mae Bridgewater on October 14, 1944 at Benton, Arkansas. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Billy Peacock, and Tim Peacock, both of Abingdon; one daughter, Connie Geerdes, Buffalo, New York; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, one granddaughter, and one sister. He had lived in Abingdon since 1955. He had worked as a farmer and later worked at the former Outboard Marine Corporation in Galesburg before retiring in 1984. He served in the US Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 in Abingdon. Funeral services will be at 1:30 Sunday, November 15 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon with Reverend Danny Hunt officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, November 14 at the chapel. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #381. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Banty League.

Connie Chenoweth
Connie Jean Kendrick Chenoweth, 52, Table Grove, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at her home. Born April 21, 1946, in Table Grove to Eldon and Frances Smith Kendrick, she married Dale E. Chenoweth on April 19, 1970, in Table Grove. He survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Kathrine Reynolds of Table Grove, Teresa Westfall of Lake Elizabeth, CA; and Michelle Chenoweth-Younce of St. Louis; three sons, Kevin of Table Grove, Shannon of Adair and Kenneth of Decatur; six grandchildren; five brothers, Bob Kendrick of Table Grove, Lonnie Kendrick of Roseville, Danny Kendrick and Larry Kendrick, both of Vermont, and John Kendrick of Industry; and two sisters, Sandra Spangler of Table Grove and Juanita Hammack of Havana. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. She was a former employee of Bob’s Dairy Dipper in Astoria and Farm King in Macomb. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with the Rev. Tim Ashley officiating. Burial was in Harris Cemetery in Table Grove. Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or the Amercan Cancer Society.

Grace Barkley
Grace Ellen Barkley, age 89, formerly of London Mills, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, November 9, 1998, at Farmington Center in Farmington. Born March 3, 1909, near Rapatee to George and Nellie Yeoman Tasker, she married Paul Eugene Barkley on June 4, 1930, in Lewistown. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jerry of London Mills and Larry of Prairie du Rocher, two daughters, Phyllis Terwilliger of Avon and Alice Urish of Glasford; one brother, James Tasker of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death. She was a farmer near London Mills for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Mother’s of World War II and London Mills Senior Citizens group. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Maquon Cemetery in Maquon with Rev. David Lindemer officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Corman Memorial Home, London Mills. Memorials may be made to London Mills Ambulance Service.

Albert Edward Anderson
Albert “Andy’’ Edward Anderson, age 74, of Burlington, Iowa, died at 3:26 a.m. Friday, November 6, 1998 at the Burlington Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa. He was born April 27, 1924 at Roseville, Illinois the son of Frank and Jessie Edwards Anderson. He married Joyce McBride in 1949 and they were later divorced. He later married Patricia Denniston Humes on August 24, 1968. Survivors include his wife Patricia D. Anderson, Burlington, Iowa; one son C. Michael (Susan) Anderson, Alexis, IL; one daughter, Janet (Jack) Bush, AR; one stepson Michael Humes, Redmond WA; one brother, F. Dale Anderson, Stronghurst, Illinois; one sister, Martha Albaugh, Placentia CA; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. He worked at Bennett and Dooley Furniture then IAAP from 1966 until he retired in 1980. He graduated from Biggsville, Illinois High School and Chicago Technical College. He was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church. He served in World War II in the Air Corps as a pilot. He later served as an officer in the National Guard and US Army Reserves. Funeral services were held Tuesday November 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lunning Chapel in Burlington, Iowa with Reverend Ron Presley officiating. Burial was in the Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.

James L. Bryan
James L. Bryan, 80, of Bushnell died at 8:10 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 1998, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born June 16, 1918, In Bushnell to Andrew Lare and Hattie Pearl James Bryan. Surviving are one brother, Dean of Knoxville; and three nephews, Sherwood of Prophetstown, Gary of Knoxville, and James of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was a World War U Army Air Forces veteran. He also was a prisoner of war In Germany. He worked as a diesel engineer for the municipal light plant in Bushnell. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home in Avon. Burial will be In the Avon Cemetery where military rites will be performed by the Bushnell VFW.

Darryl “Rex’’ Landon
Darryl “Rex’’ Landon, age 63, of Tracy, California died on November 23, 1998 at Sutter Hospital in Tracy, California. He was born in Abingdon on August 28, 1935. He and his wife, Judy Ann Landon had been married for 41 years. Surviving are two daughters, Connie Day, Lathrop, California and Sandi Collins, Sacramento, California; one son, Donald Landon, Tracy, California; two brothers, Clyde Landon, Galesburg and Carl Landon, Abingdon; five sisters, Nellie Landon, Georgia Davis and Norma Roberts, all of Galesburg; Clara Gilbert, Abingdon and Grace Maginson, Ontario, California; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He had lived in Tracy, California for 27 years and also lived all over the world while serving with the Air Force. He was a mechanic at Owens Brockway. He was a member of the Air Force Society. He enjoyed his computer and loved to go fishing. He also loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, and friend. He was a proud veteran. He was retired from the Air Force. Funeral services were held November 27 at the Fry Memorial Chapel. Private burial will be at a later date.

Carl L. Whitenack
Carl L. Whitenack, 76, St. Augustine, passed away at 1:21 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 1998, at his home. Born April 5, 1922, in Galesburg to Samuel and Louise Canfield Whitenack, he married Juanita Long in 1957. He later married Loy Lea Bacon who preceded him in death. He married Louise Kilburn in 1997. She survives. Also surviving are four stepsons, Larry Long, Paulina, IA, Greg Bacon and Gary Bacon, both of Galesburg and Clifford L. Dixon, Brentwood, TN; three stepdaughters, Sharon Herren, Memphis, TN, Paulette Alwine, York, PA, and Mary Gosnell, Spring Valley, IL; several grandchildren; one brother Robert Whitenack, Abingdon; two sisters, Elizabeth Mitezel, Naples, FL and Gladys Barstow, Grand Junction, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, one wife, five brothers, and two sisters. He graduated from Avon High School. He was employed at Gale Products for 11 years and farmed for 50 years in the St. Augustine area. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Abingdon Christian Church, Avon Lions Club, Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381 in Abingdon, 40X8 in Galesburg, VFW Post 1422 in Galesburg, and Fulton County Farm Bureau. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 28, at the Avon Cemetery with the Rev. Raymond G. McLaren officiating. Military rites were conducted by Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381 at the graveside. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Christian Church; Community Hospices of America; Abingdon American Legion Post 381 or the Avon Lions Club.

Raymond Pippitt
Raymond L. Pippitt, age 82, of London Mills, died at 11:42 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 1998, at Farmington Center in Farmington. Born May 27, 1916, in Ellisville to John L. and Sylvia Alpaugh Pippitt, he married LaNorma Terwilliger on December 5, 1940, in Iowa. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Sylvia Shawgo of Farmington and Debbie Martin of London Mills; two sisters, Alberta Bennett of Canton and Madlyn Neil of Richland, Washington; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. One brother and two grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran. He retired from Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at London Mills United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Kerr officiating. Burial was in Abingdon Cemetery in Abingdon where military rites were conducted by Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381. Corman Memorial Home in London Mills was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to London Mills United Methodist Church.

Alberta Toops
Alberta Toops, 75, of 505 W. First Ave., Monmouth, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 1998, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Born September 6, 1923, in Swan Creek to Albert and Iva Hale Day, she married Weldon “Buck’’ Toops on June 27, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ed (Welda) Raes and Mrs. John (Carol) Lybarger, both of Monmouth, Mrs. Ken (Sandy) Denny of East Galesburg and Mrs. Lewis (Mary) Bloesing of Surry, W. Virginia; one son, David of Hazel Green, Alabama; three brothers, Ernest Day of Abingdon, Albert Day Jr. of Watseka and Edward Day of Monmouth; two sisters, Jessie Shook of Waukegan and Marjorie Murphy of Grayslake; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Two grandchildren and two brothers preceded her in death. She worked for the former Benner Tea Company in Monmouth for many years. She was a member of Little York United Methodist Church. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth with Rev. David Hultberg officiating. Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church.

James W. Helton
James W. Helton, 67, San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Roseville, Illinois, died Friday, November 6, 1998 at home. He was born April 19, 1931, the son of Walter and Louise Helton. He married Helen Ivanic in Wisconsin. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Mark Helton and John Helton, both in Texas; four daughters, Teresa Hawkins, Alba, Becky Tomaselli, in Florida, and Jacqueline Gross and Jennifer VanZandt, both of Texas; one brother, Jon Helton in California, and five sisters, Kay Blue, Monmouth, Illinois, Margaret Curtis and Marsha Riley, both of Galesburg, Illinois, Jean Kindhart, Roseville, and Carol Norris, Industry, Illinois. He was graduated from Roseville High School, and was a member of the Boy Scouts. He was retired from the Air Force. A graveside service and military honors were held November 12 in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas.

John Michael Ewen Jr.
Last rites for John Michael “Mike’’ Ewen Jr., 64, Roseville, were held Tuesday, December 1, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Raritan. Rev. Carl LoPresti officiated and interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Mr. Ewen died Friday, November 27, 1998 at 7:40 a.m. in Community Medical Center, Monmouth. Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be left to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville, or to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The son of John Sr. and Mary Etta Churchman Ewen, he was born June 9, 1934, in Michael. He married Carolyn Oberjohnn, June 19, 1959 in Litchfield, who survives. He also leaves his mother in Brighton; a son Chuck Ewen in Macomb; three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Brenda) Cummings of Monticello, Mrs. Don (Linda) Farr of Roseville and Mrs. Kent (Ellen) Poulter in Good Hope; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Rosemary) Schoeberle of Brighton; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Ewen served with the US Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He farmed for 32 years in Warren County, was a member of the Warren and Henderson Counties Farm Bureaus and attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Raritan.

Carl Max Smith
Carl Max Smith, age 69, of 56 Herring Avenue, Galesburg, Illinois, died at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, November 26, 1998 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center emergency room, Galesburg. He was born March 26, 1929 at Astoria, Illinois, the son of Carl Nathan and Mattie Leota Smith. He married Theresa Peltier in Conn. in 1951. They were divorced. Surviving are his father, Carl N. Smith, Galesburg; two sons Rodney L. Smith, Galesburg and Roger A. Smith, Kent, Washington; one brother Loren W. Smith, East Peoria, three sisters, Margery Albin, Galesburg, Maxine Homer, Abingdon and Donna Moore, Peoria, Illinois; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother. He had lived in Galesburg and Abingdon areas most of his life. He retired from Butler Manufacturing Company in Galesburg. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean conflict. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday December 2 at Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg with Rev. David Seitz officiating. Military honors were accorded with Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 Abingdon in charge. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements.

Leona I. “Sis’’ Curtis
Leona I. “Sis’’ Curtis, 68, of 516 East Jackson, Macomb, passed away at 4:11 p.m. Sunday, December 6, 1998 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. She was born on May 12, 1930 in the Canton area to Paul and Gladys Smith Hickenbottom. She married Dana M. “Curly’’ Curtis on June 10,1947 in Macomb. He survives. Also surviving are one step-son, Gary (Karen) Flynn of Colchester; three brothers, Eugene (Joan) Hickenbottom of Bushnell, Carroll (Sandy) Hickenbottom of Dallas City, and Larry (Beverly) Hickenbottom of Carthage; two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Chris (Geri) Schneider of Geneseo and Kelly (Shellie) Flynn of Colchester; four step great-grandchildren, Eric Blackert of Geneseo and Seth, Stefan, and Sawyer Flynn of Colchester; one sister-in law, Mrs. Cleo (Melba) Peterson of Augusta, and several nieces and nephews. Sis lived in Schuyler County in her early years for eleven years, then Warren County for twenty two years, and then moved to McDonough County and retired to Macomb in 1984. She worked on the family farm with her husband. She was a member of the Ramblin’ Roses Square Dance Club in Roseville and was active at the YMCA Senior Center in Macomb. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 1998 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Loren Curtis officiating. Burial was in the Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn, Illinois. Memorials may be made to either the Roseville Ambulance Service or the Augusta Assembly of God Church Building Fund.

C. Grayson Crook
Grayson Crook of Fort Collins died Monday at Poudre Valley Hospital. He was 86. A memorial service was held Saturday at Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Moyer officiating. Interment of remains followed. Grayson Crook was born August 11, 1912, in Fort Morgan, the son of Orion Scott Crook and Ida Grayson Crook. His only brother, Glenn, died in childhood of scarlet fever. He graduated from Weldona High School in 1929 and earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado A&M, now Colorado State University, in 1934. While in college he was a varsity letterman in baseball and track, a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and a member of the college livestock judging team. He also was a member of Alpha Tau Alpha scholastic honor society. In June 1935, he married Lucile Maxine Edmondson of Berthoud. The couple had two sons, Arthur Grayson, who died in April 1996 and Robert Scott of Fort Collins, who survives. Mr. Crook taught vocational agriculture, math and coached at both Johnstown and Timnath high schools in the late 1930’s In 1941, the family moved to Trinidad, where Mr. Crook worked for the Soil Conservation Service, a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Following the death of his father in 1946, the family moved to the Crook homestead at Weldona, where they farmed until 1971, when Grayson and Lucile moved to Fort Collins. In 1970’s and early ‘80s, he sold standby power generators for the Winpower Corp, of Newton, Iowa, covering a territory of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. Following his wife’s death in 1981, Grayson married Mary Ellen Reese of Abingdon, Illinois, who survives him. They met in Fort Collins and were married September 12, 1982.The couple were staunch boosters of CSU athletics and held season tickets for football and basketball for years. They traveled the nation in support of CSU teams and were long time members of the Ram Booster Club. Mr. Crook was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, gaining renown as an expert fly fisherman on the Poudre River. He was a past member of Oasis Lodge No. 67, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Fort Morgan; was a member of the Shriners; and attained Yorkrite and Scottish rite Degrees. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fort Collins Alzheimer’s Association, 415 Peterson St. Fort Collins Colorado 80521.

Lloyd T. Williamson
Lloyd T. Williamson, 76, London Mills, passed away at 1:14 a.m. Monday, November 30, 1998, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. Born December 22, 1921, in Northwood, Iowa, to Ira J. and Bertha E. Rule Williamson, he married Arnita Peterson on June 22, 1941. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Danny of London Mills; two daughters, Joyce Naslund of Maquon and Judy Libby of Chicago; one brother, John of Avon; one sister, Helen Zimmerman of Dahinda; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. A World War II veteran, he was a member of London Mills American Legion Post 470 and was a life member of Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1984. He farmed in rural London Mills. A member of United Mine Workers of America, he also worked at Midland Coal co. for 41 years. He was a past member of London Mills Masonic Lodge. Services were held Thursday, December 3, at the Coal Creek Bible Church, London Mills with the Rev. Mike Barr officiating. Burial was in East Midway Cemetery, where military rites were conducted by his VFW post. Corman Memorial Home, London Mills, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to London Mills Fire & Ambulance Service.

Ferne Dakin
Ferne Dakin, 101, formerly of Roseville, passed away at 8:35 p.m., Friday, December 4, 1998, at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb. She was born October 4, 1897, in Point Pleasant Township, Warren County, the daughter of Albert Burrus and Minnie Frances VanKirk Reed. She married Edgar Dakin on May 23, 1922, in Monmouth. He passed away January 27, 1972. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Leefers, Mrs. Nicholas (Doris) Hennenfent and Mrs. Lloyd (Mary) Miller, all of Macomb; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one sister, Frances Allison of Booneville, MO. She attended Western Illinois State Teachers College and then taught in rural schools in Warren County. She was a member of Roseville United Methodist Church. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 7, in Roseville Cemetery, with the Rev. Maurice Midgley, pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church officiating. Corman Memorial Home, Roseville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Roseville United Methodist Church

Marian F. Lewis
Marian F. Lewis, 82, 550 East Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 1998 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg. She was born May 14, 1916, in Avon the daughter of Drue and Ada Eathington Foster. She married Stanley Lewis on March 21, 1942 in Palmyra, MO. He survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, John Lewis of Peoria and Sid Lewis of Abingdon; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Thelma B. King, Peoria and Jane Reeves of Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by one grandchild and one brother. She grew up in Avon where she graduated from Avon High School in 1934. She attended Western Illinois Teachers College in Macomb. She had lived in Galesburg since 1974 and lived in Abingdon prior to that. She was a homemaker and previously worked as a telephone operator in Avon, at the Abingdon Argus Newspaper and later worked as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Gordon in Avon. She was a member of First Congregational Church in Abingdon and the Women’s Fellowship of the church. She was a charter member the Abingdon Junior Women’s Club. She also helped organize the first Kindergarten Class which was held at John Mosser Public Library in Abingdon. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 8, at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon with the Rev. Jon Prain officiating. Burial was in Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church.

David L. Friend
Onalaska,Wis.—David L. Friend, 60, Onalaska, Wisconsin, died Monday, November 30, 1998 at his home. He was born June 19, 1938, in Galesburg, the son of William and Sophia (Carlson) Friend. He married Sally Geissler on December 26, 1966, in Galesburg. Surviving are his wife; one son, Brian Friend, St. Paul, Minnesota; one daughter, Heather Nixon, Naples Florida; four children from a previous marriage, David D. Friend, William Friend and Robert Friend, all of Abingdon; and Deborah Tabb, Abingdon; one brother, Jerry Friend, Galesburg; two sisters, Drusilla Moran, Galesburg, and Sharon Shipplett, Abingdon. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He was a 28 year veteran of the Navy. He then worked for the Continuing Education Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for 10 yeas, retiring in 1995. Funeral services were held at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, Onalaska, Wisconsin, with Rev. Mark E. Hart officiating. Burial was in Onalaska Cemetery, where military rites were accorded. Memorials may be made to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation for the dialysis unit.


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