Matthew Wilson, 56, Prairie City, passed away at 5:32 a.m. Friday,
December 4, 1998, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Born December
25, 1941, in Topeka, KS, to Ross and Marceline C. Mack Wilson, he married
Gloria Carlson on December 31, 1987, in Avon. She survives. Also surviving
are one son, Matthew of Centralia; two daughters, Penny Wilson of Aurora
and Teresa Leonard of Arkansas; three stepdaughters, Sandy Frakes and Julie
Sloan, both of Avon, and Pam Busly of Aurora; one brother, Wayne of Cameron;
two sisters, Martha Courson and Janice Johnson, both of Abingdon; several
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One brother, one sister, and
one daughter preceded him in death. He worked for the Burlington Northern-Santa
Fe Railroad for 38 years. He was a member of the BMWE Union Local 783.
An Army veteran, he was a member of Abingdon American Legion. Services
were at 10 a.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home, Avon with the Rev. Rick
Kerr officiating. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg.
Vincent F. Klauer
Vincent F. Klauer, Sr., age 95 1/2, of Rock Island, Illinois, died
Friday, November 27, 1998 in his sleep. He was born June 28,1903 in Davenport,
Iowa, the son of Frank and Theresa Klauer. He married Antoinette Morlock
in Rock Island on June 30, 1927. She preceded him in death on November
14, 1983. He was also preceded in death by one son, Rev. Arnold Klauer
and four grandchildren. Survivors include three daughters, Theresa DeCrane,
Abingdon and Janet Norman and Cecilia Kargl, both of the Quad City area;
six sons,Vincent Jr., Richard, Clarence, William, David and Bernard all
of the Quad City area, 34 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. He
worked as a Machinist Pattern Maker in Davenport, retiring from there in
1966. Services were held Tuesday, December 1 at St. Mary Catholic Church,
Rock Island. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Among those attending
his funeral were his son-in-law and daughter, Don and Theresa DeCrane,
Abingdon, and grandchildren, Dan and Becky DeCrane and family of Manito,Thomas
and Irita DeCrane and family, Moline and Christine Miecznikowski and twins.
Ruth W. Dunbar
Ruth W. Dunbar, age 86, of 1013 N. Farnham Street, Galesburg, died
at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 1998, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born April 14, 1912, in Swan Creek, the daughter of Joseph Andrew
and Sarah Ellen Gray Strode. She married Orville N. Dunbar on August 24,
1939, in Abingdon. He died December 17, 1987. Surviving are one daughter,
Cheryl Johnson, Victoria; two sisters, Edith Wheeler, Springfield, and
Bess Payne, Bushnell; four grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. She was reared
in the Bushnell area, and lived in Galesburg for more than 50 years. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of First Church of the Open Bible, and
was a former member of the Covenant Church. Funeral services will be at
11:00 a.m., Thursday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Galesburg, with
the Rev. Jeff Peterson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before
the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Gladys “Kirk’’ Wiss
Gladys “Kirk’’ Wiss, 77, died at 4:30 a.m., Saturday, December 12,
in Butterfield Retirement Village, Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born
in Roseville, May 11, 1921, the daughter of Hugh and Cora Meacham Kirkpatrick.
She married Frank Wiss, September 28, 1945 in Champaign, who passed away
August 3, 1979. She leaves a son, Dick Wiss of Boulder, Colorado; two daughters,
Peg Morrison of Pettigrew, Arkansas, and Patricia Wiss of Cedar Falls,
Iowa; a brother, George Kirkpatrick of Syracuse, New York; a sister, Dorothy
Stoneburner of Roseville; and a granddaughter, Molly Davis. A granddaughter,
Sara Davis and her parents also preceded her in death. A graduate of Roseville
High School and the University of Illinois, she taught school in Pana,
Illinois and was a volunteer at the Pana Hospital. Cremation was accorded
and interment of ashes will be Friday December 18 at Pana. The family requests
that memorials be made to the Pana Community Hospital, Pana, Illinois.
Ethel C. Boone Small
Ethel C. Boone Small, 85, Abingdon, passed away Tuesday, December 8,
1998 at 12:05 a.m. at the Care Center of Abingdon. She was born June 22,
1913 in LaHarpe, IL, the daughter of Edgar & Anna Helmers Buhl. She
married Virgil Boone on January 30, 1932 in Dallas City, Illinois. He passed
away March 23, 1975. She later married Andrew Small on September 22, 1979.
He also preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, Richard Boone
of Abingdon, Edward Boone of London Mills, Terry Boone of Wataga, and Jerry
Boone of Cullium, AL; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John and
Sheldon Buhl, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and her parents.
Mrs. Small was a member of Our Lord’s Chapel in Galesburg. She formerly
lived in LaHarpe, Roseville and Galesburg. while in LaHarpe she attended
the LaHarpe United Methodist Church. She had worked at St. Mary’s Hospital
in Galesburg and at the Galesburg Clinic. She retired in 1978. Funeral
services were held Friday, December 11, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. at Banks &
Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, Illinois with Pastor Don Lundquist officiating.
Burial was in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American
cancer Society or to Alzheimers Research.
Lorraine Emma Sherman
Lorraine Emma Sherman, 2428 Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach, Florida,
passed away at 5:21 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at her home. Born January
26, 1903 in Elba Township, Knox County, the daughter of Gotlob and Emma
Greiner Housman, she married Lewis William Sherman on September 13, 1920
in Morrison, MN. He passed away December 26, 1981. Surviving are two sons,
Howard Sherman of Daytona Beach, FL and Richard “Dick” Sherman of Abingdon;
two daughters, Elizabeth “Betty” Way of Abingdon and Ruth Ann Bryan of
Ellisville; 20 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Esther Harris of Macomb and Ruth Hills of Farmington.
Two sons, William Lewis Sherman, who died in a plane crash in England during
World War II and Bernard Sherman, also preceded her in death. She had lived
in the Knox County area for many years where she and her husband farmed.
She later moved to Abingdon and then to Daytona Beach in the early 1970’s.
She attended Yates City High School. She was a member of the Abingdon United
Church, a 50-year member of American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary, and a Gold
Star Mother. She was employed for many years at the former Blue Bell Manufacturing
Co. in Abingdon. Cremation rites were accorded. A Memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 1998 at the Abingdon United Methodist
Church. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dale E. Gallehue
Dale E. Gallehue, 86, Bushnell, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Friday, December
11, 1998, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Born February 17, 1912, in McDonough
County to Elmer and Iva Ebert Gallehue, he married Reta Gale Buchen on
June 29, 1939, in St. Augustine. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Sam (Jill) Schneider and Judy Gummersheimer, both of Champaign; four
grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two sisters, Berniece Huffman
of Bushnell and Mary Ann Sly of Milan. One grandson preceded him in death.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 1422. He was a farmer near Bushnell for 32 years and a member of the
McDonough County Farm Bureau. He was a clerk for Mound Township board of
trustees and a member of McDonough County Health Improvement Association.
He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, where services were held
at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. David Kurt officiating. A prayer service
was held at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home on Sunday at 6 p.m. Burial was in
the Bushnell cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bushnell Rescue Squad or
Mae Fox, age 95, of 606 North Washington Street, Abingdon, Illinois,
died at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, December 13, 1998 at the Rosewood Health Care
Center, Galesburg. She was born May 29, 1903 in New Haven, Kentucky, the
daughter of Robert D. and Mary S. Fogle Peak. She married Philip P. Fox
on September 25, 1932 in Abingdon, Illinois. He preceded her in death on
September 21, 1991. She is survived by two sons, Robert Fox, of Portland,
Oregon and John Fox, Abingdon; one sister, Cecelia Melton, Galesburg, ten
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
two daughters, Phyllis Fox on June 17, 1998, and Nora K. Fox; one sister
and five brothers. She grew up in New Haven, Kentucky and later lived in
St. Augustine, Illinois. She had lived in Abingdon since 1929. She had
worked at the former Blue Bell Manufacturing Company. She and her husband
operated a gas station, grocery store and Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop. She
had also worked at the Ben Franklin Store and last worked at the former
Russ’ Grocery Store in Abingdon. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church. Funeral services
were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with
Father Oman, officiating. Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Abingdon Public Schools
Marian R. Lock
Marian R. Lock, 77, Avon, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Friday, December
11, 1998, at OSF Saint Francis Medical center in Peoria. Born September
4, 1921, in Fairview to T. Chellis and Louise Negley Taylor, she married
J. Hobart Lock Jr. on November 29, 1943, in Canton. He survives. Also surviving
are two sons, Terry of Lincoln and James of Avon; one daughter, Mrs. Donald
(Carolyn) Moffitt of Knoxville; ten grandchildren and two brothers, Howard
and Gene, both of Canton. She attended Eureka College. She and her husband
were farmers near Avon. She was a member of the Prairie City Presbyterian
Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years, and was a member
of the choir and missionary society. She was a member of the Daughters
of the American Revolution and the Avon Unit of Fulton County Homemakers
Extension Association. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December
16, at her church with the Rev. Kurt Ayers officiating. Burial was in the
Avon Cemetery. Corman Memorial Home, Avon, was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Justin Moffitt, Jeremy Lock, Jim Lock, Glenn Potter, John
Potter, and Jason McKay. Memorials may be made to her church, the American
Red Cross, Western Illinois Chapter; or the Avon Ambulance Service.
Vilasco O. Sorrells
Vilasco O. Sorrells, 83, 404 East Jared Street, Abingdon, passed away
at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 1998, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center
in Galesburg. Born March 25, 1915 near Littleton, IL, the son of John and
Amy Dugger Sorrells, he married Pauline Mercer on March 13, 1939 in Palmyra,
MO. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Giles Sorrells of Dunlap,
IL; one daughter, Loretta Peterson, Avon; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Lena Larson of Berwick and Vivian Ruhl Millard, Abingdon.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. He farmed near
Abingdon for 50 years retiring in 1972. He was a member of Coal creek Bible
Church. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel in Abingdon with the Rev. Mike Barr officiating. Burial was in Abingdon
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Coal Creek Bible Church or International
Dorothy L. Norris
Dorothy L. Norris, 90, of rural Plymouth, passed away at 7:35 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 1998, at Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
Born November 30, 1908, in Macomb to John G. and Mabel Ingram Baker,
she married Donald I. Norris on April 11, 1931, in Keokuk, Iowa. He passed
away October 11, 1995.
Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, James of Tennessee, IL, and Wayne of Plymouth;
one daughter, Mrs. Blondell (Barbara) Hoyt of Macomb; two brothers, Harlan
Baker of Good Hope and John Baker of Roseville; 10 grandchildren and 19
She owned and operated Norris Florist in Macomb and also had been a
floral designer for Bonham and Arling Florist in Macomb. She taught school
in New Philadelphia after World War II. She attended Western Illinois College.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb and Rebekah
Lodge. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Good Hope Chapter
for 72 years.
Services were held at 10:00 Thursday, December 16, at Jones Mortuary,
Colchester, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Burial was in Oakwood
Memorials may be made to Hillsgrove United Methodist Church in rural
Tennessee or Wesley United Methodist Church.
James W. Boyer
James W. “Bo” Boyer, 69, Abingdon, passed away at 2:23 p.m., Thursday,
December 17, 1998, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born January 30, 1929, in rural Abingdon, the son of J. Vernon
and Hilma Roberts Boyer. He married Jane McKinley. He later married Sandra
Sloan Cox in Virginia, IL, on October 16, 1966. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Tim Boyer of Pleasant Plains, IL, and
Brad Boyer of Denmark, IA; one daughter, Vicki Gray of Abingdon; six grandchildren;
two great-grandsons; two brothers, Larry Boyer of Abingdon, Danny Boyer
of London Mills; five sisters, Marna Johnson and Wanita Way, both of Abingdon,
Peggy Thomas of St. Augustine, Jackie Timberlake of Phoenix, AZ, and Holly
Powell of Avon; aunts, uncles, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.
He had lived in the Abingdon area all of his life and graduated from
Abingdon High School. He worked for Admiral Division of Maytag for 36 years
retiring in 1991. He was a member of Illinois Thoroughbred Owners &
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 21, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel, Abingdon, with the Rev. Danny Hunt officiating. Burial was in Oak
Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Florence J. Rinker
Florence J. Rinker, 94, Galesburg, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Saturday,
December 12, 1998, in All Saints Nursing Home, Jacksonville, FL.
She was born June 26, 1904, in Galesburg, the daughter of Clarence
and Blanche Mitchell Jennings.
She married Lowell E. Rinker on July 9, 1927, in Galesburg. He died
August 16, 1967.
Surviving are one nephew, Roy E. Ryscamp, Jacksonville, FL; one sister,
Gertrude Gard, also of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Donald E. Rinker, and by one
brother and two sisters.
She was a graduate of Avon High School. A homemaker, she was a member
of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 17, at her church
with the Rev. Paul Stiene officiating. Rosary was prayed at 8:00 p.m. on
Wednesday. Burial was in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, St. Augustine.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Theodore L. Tinkham
Theodore L. “Ted’’ Tinkham, 19 of 5129 Roberts Road, Peoria Heights,
Illinois, died at 11:05 p.m. Friday December 18, 1998 in a traffic accident
at 7924 Farmington Road, Peoria.
He was born April 12, 1979, in Normal, the son of Tyrone and Frances
Surviving are his father, in Illinois; his mother, Peoria Heights;
two brothers, Christopher Tinkham, Peoria and Matthew Tinkham, Peoria Heights;
his grandparents, Al and Marilyn Smith, Galesburg, and Ted and Dora Tinkham,
Cameron, and several aunts and uncles, and one nephew.
He worked in the stockroom at Famous Barr department store, Peoria.
He was a member of First Christian Church, Peoria.
Cremation rites were accorded. The funeral services were held at Wright
& Salmon Mortuary, Peoria, with Rev. William Petterson officiating.
Internment will be at a later date in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes.
Viola Mae “Billie’’ Lindsey
Viola Mae “Billie’’ Lindsey, age 71, of R. Rt. Abingdon, Illinois,
died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 1998 at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.
She was born November 10, 1927 in Abingdon the daughter of James and
Melissa Melvin Ross. She married J. Lavern Lindsey on November 25, 1944
in Galesburg. He survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Patty Simpson, Springfield,
Illinois and Peggy Kennett, Abingdon; one sister, Bertha Warren, Abingdon;
eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She grew up in Marietta, Illinois and had lived in Abingdon most of
her married life. She was a homemaker. She was baptized in the Assembly
of God Church, Abingdon, Illinois.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday December 30 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel, Abingdon. Rev. Richard Ginther offiiated. Burial was in Oak Lawn
Memorial Gardens, Galesburg, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Edwin E. Day
Edwin E. “Ed’’ Day, age 72, of 614 Park Place, Monmouth, died at 8:31
p.m. Wednesday December 23, 1998 in Cottage Hospital.
He was born September 26, 1926, in Swan Creek, the son of Albert Wayne
and Iva Edith Hale Day.
He married Beatrice Louise Simpson on November 5, 1971, in Monmouth.
Surviving are his wife, Monmouth; four sons, Edward E. Sellers, Charlotte,
N. C., Bill Smith, Gladstone, Bruce L. Smith, Biggsville; and Brian H.
Smith, Kirkwood; two daughters, Donna Carson, Colchester, and Diana Keever,
Kirkwood; two brothers, Ernest Day, Abingdon and Dr. A. J. Day, Watseka;
two sisters, Marjorie Murphy, Grays Lake and Jesse Shook, Waukegan; eight
grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and
He attended Monmouth High School and entered the Navy at the age of
15 and served for 26 years, including four years in the Navy Reserve. He
was a veteran of World War II and Korean Conflict.
Mr. Day was employed for six years with Wells Pet food Company, seven
years at Jamieson Center, and for the past nine years at the front desk
of St. Mary’s Square, Galesburg. He was a life member of both the Monmouth
Veterans of Foreign War 2301 and Monmouth American Legion Post 136.
Funeral was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 29 in Turnbull Funeral
Home, Monmouth with Rev. Jerry Kilgore officiating.
Burial was in Biggsville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his great-grandson’s
Ernest E. Johnson, age 87, of Berwick, Illinois, died at 2:06 am. Sunday,
December 27, 1998, at Avon Nursing Home in Avon.
Born October 7, 1911, in Berwick to Emil and Sophia Swanson Johnson,
he married Jewel Turner on March 2, 1935, in Galesburg. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ernest of Roseville and Gary of Avon;
one daughter, Linda Carlberg of Roseville; one sister, Inez Peterson of
Galva; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
His parents, two brothers and six sisters preceded her in death.
He and his wife farmed in the Berwick area.
He was a member of Berwick Baptist Church, where he served as past
deacon and elder. He served on the Roseville School Board. He was a 50-year
member of Roseville Masonic Lodge 519, AF& AM. He established the Boy
Scout Troop in Berwick in 1949.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, at
Berwick Cemetery. The Reverend Jay Cowell officiated. Corman Memorial Home
in Roseville was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to his church or to Avon Nursing Home.
Sandra K. Andrews
Sandra K. Andrews, age 53, of 300 North Jefferson Street, Apt. 204,
Abingdon, Illinois, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 1998 at OSF
St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born August 6, 1945 in Spencer, Iowa, the daughter of Louis
Thomas and Lorna Elizabeth Berg Krall. Her first marriage was to Larry
Rhinehart in May of 1964. They were divorced. Her second marriage was to
Terry Andrews on August 1, 1980. They were also divorced.
Survivors include one son Todd L. Rhinehart, Abingdon; two step sons,
Troy and Todd Andrews, both of Abingdon; one brother, Michael W. Krall,
Panama City, Florida; one sister, Karen Martin, Fairview, Illinois; one
grandson, Dalton Parrish, five step grandchildren and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ricky Rhinehart
and one brother-in-law.
She had lived in the Abingdon area most of her life and graduated from
Abingdon High School in 1963. She worked as a secretary in the personnel
Department at Briggs Manufacturing in Abingdon for 18 years. She was a
member of Abingdon Christian Church and has been very active in the Abingdon
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, at Abingdon Christian
Church with Reverend Raymond McLaren officiating. Burial was in the Abingdon
A memorial fund will be established. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel,
Abingdon, was in charge of the arrangements.
Betty R. McGahey
Betty R. McGahey, 68, Galesburg, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Saturday,
December 26, 1998, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Born February 15, 1930,
in Greenbush Township, Warren County, to Cecil L. and Opal B. Damitz Price,
she married Jay D. McGahey on February 15, 1946, in Galesburg. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Stanley of Guam; one daughter, C. Diane Holder
of Buffalo Grove; two brothers, Robert Price of Newville, AL, and Ronald
Price of Vandalia; one sister, Linda Chandler of Kirbyville, MO; and three
grandsons. She attended Carl Sandburg College. She was a member and past
secretary of the Knox County Humane Society. She was a member of Bethany
Baptist Church in Galesburg. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December
30, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with the Rev. John Carlson
officiating. Burial was in Olive Cemetery in Avon. Memorials may be made
to her church or the Knox County Humane Society.
Lois Morey, 95, London Mills, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, December
29, 1998 in Avon Nursing Home, Avon. She was born February 17, 1903, in
Fairview, the daughter of Frank and Ollie Baker Abbadusky. She married
Frank H. Morey on June 6, 1928, in London Mills. He died September 9,1991.
Surviving are one son, Marnell Morey, Galesburg; two granddaughters and
three great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents and one
sister. She moved to London Mills in 1916. She was graduated from London
Mills High School, and attended Western Illinois State Teacher’s College,
Macomb. She was a substitute teacher at London Mills Grade School, and
taught in rural country schools before attending college. She was a member
of London Mills United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Saturday
at 10:30 a.m. in London Mills United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Lyle
Leverton and Rick Kerr officiating. Corman Memorial Home in London Mills
was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Midway cemetery Memorials
may be made to the London Mills United Methodist Church and to Moody Bible
Institute’s Radio Station WDLM.
Wanda Sue Ford, age 60,Tipton, formerly of Galesburg, Illinois, passed
away at 2:30 p.m. December 20, 1998, in Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.
She was born January 29, 1938, in Brashear, Missouri, the daughter of Orville
and Edna James. She married Herb Ford in July 1998. Surviving are her husband;
her mother, in Galesburg; three daughters, Sandy Krouse and Pam Woode,
both of Tipton, and Tammy Hightown, Rochester, Iowa; one son, Terry Clarkson,
Tipton; three brothers, Bill and Howard James, both of Galesburg, and Bob
James, St. Augustine, Illinois; one sister, Betty Tribley, Wright City,
Mo.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and three brothers. Funeral services
were held December 22 in Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Burial was in Tipton
Linda S. Henderson
Linda S. Henderson, 44, of Fairview, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday
December 30, 1998 in Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton. She was born
June 13, 1954 in Avon, the daughter of Hendry “Hank” and L. June Gillette
Bennet. Surviving are her mother, of Fairview; five sons, Scott Trone,
Peoria, Kirk Trone, Morton, and Todd and Cory Trone and Kyle Henderson,
all of Fairview; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Henderson, Peoria; two brothers,
Gary Bennet, Harrisburg, Pa., and John Bennett, London Mills; two sisters,
Barbara Needham, Springfield, and Nancy Crouse, Fairview, and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father. She was an administrator for several
years for Lindenwood Health Care Center, Peoria. Cremation was accorded.
Rev. Carol Stufflebeam officiated in the services held Saturday, January
2nd, 1999 in Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, Canton. Burial of the ashes were
in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to an education fund for her
son, Kyle Henderson, in care of Fairview State Bank.
Harry F. Mussatto, age 77, of 301 N. Quailwalk Road, Macomb, passed
away at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 1998, at LaMoine Christian Nursing
Home in Roseville. Born October 18, 1921, in Sesser to Thomas F. and Albina
Enama Mussatto, he married Martha Sutton on December 2, 1962. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Thomas of Macomb; three daughters, Michele
Mussatto of Chicago, Renee Mussatto of Bloomingdale and Mrs. Randy (Lisa)
Grissom of Maryland Heights, Mo.; one brother, John of Highwood; one sister,
Eileen Hemmeter, of Milwaukee; and several nieces and nephews. He was a
World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Highland Park High School
state champion ship golf teams in 1939 and 1940 and a four year letterman
and three-time captain of the Illinois State University golf team. He was
the men’s golf coach at Western Illinois University for 35 years. He earned
his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and his master’s degree
at WIU. From 1952 to 1970, his golf teams held the longest home-winning
streak in the nation with 95 straight wins. He retired in 1985. He received
the Western Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award and the Illinois State
Distinguished Alumni Award. He was a member of the Western Illinois and
Illinois State Hall of Fame. An amateur golfer, he qualified for the USGA
Senior Amateur events in Seattle in 1981 and in Tucson, Arizona, in 1982.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen
Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial was in Moss Ridge
Cemetery in Carthage. Memorials may be made to the Harry Mussatto Golf
Scholarship Fund at WIU or LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.
Edward Glenn “Bud’’ Baxter Jr.
Edward Glenn “Bud’’ Baxter Jr., age 78, of 841 Knox Road 450 East Abingdon,
Illinois passed away Monday, December 28, 1998 at 2:25 p.m. at his home
in rural Abingdon, Illinois. Born October 26, 1920 in Canton, Illinois,
he was the son of Edward Glenn and Elizabeth Haynes Baxter Sr. He married
Imogene M. “Jean’’ Peterson on September 20, 1941 in Kahoka, Missouri.
She preceded him in death on March 2, 1998. Survivors include one daughter,
Vickie Lundstrom of Marquette Heights, Illinois; four sisters, Mrs. Harold
(Vera) Becker of Knoxville; Helen Brentlinger of Galesburg, Berniece “Dolly’’
Sosh, and Mrs. Paul (Charlotte “Duke’’) Lear, both of Knoxville; 3 nieces
and 1 nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, one brother
and one niece. He was raised and educated in Knoxville where he lived before
moving to rural Abingdon 23 years ago. He worked in the coal mines in Knox
County and at the former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and
also at the Admiral Corporation a Division of Maytag Corporation as an
assembler retiring from there in 1985. He served in the United States Navy
during World War II. He was a former member of the American Legion. Cremation
rites were accorded. Hurd Hendrick Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois,
was in charge of the arrangements. Interment of the cremains will be held
at a later date. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Alice F. Dilts, age 90, a resident of the Wesley Village Health Care
Center in Macomb, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, January 3, 1999 at
McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. She was born on January 12, 1908
in Mound Twp., Illinois the daughter of Eck and Anna Hoke Johnson. She
married Harry E. Dilts on February 15, 1930 in Macomb, he preceded her
in death on September 26, 1989. She is survived by her two nieces Mrs.
Herschel (Juanita ) Bryan of Macomb, and Cheryl Bryan of Arlington Heights,
Illinois. Mrs. Marge Hovell and Carrie Lomax, both of Abingdon, are her
sister-in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and
one sister Bessie Harmon. She moved from Bardolph to Macomb in 1947 where
she worked for Scripps-Reno in Macomb for many years before her retirement.
She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Macomb Order of
Eastern Star, Homebuilders Sunday School Class, and the Macomb Rocking
Chair Club. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday at
the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Lori Harvey officiating.
Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call from
9:00 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday at the Funeral Home, where
the family will meet with friends one hour prior to services. Memorials
may be made to the Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.