James E. White Jr.
James E. White Jr., 31, of 625 S. Dudley, Apt. 5, passed away at 6:34.
a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 1999, in Macomb. He was born Nov. 1, 1967,
in Canton to James E. Sr. and Cheryl Kathleen Nidiffer White. Surviving
are his parents of rural Ellisville; one son, Anthony, and one daughter,
Lauren White, both of Pekin; one brother, Christopher of Santa Ana, CA.;
one sister, Rebecca Sprecher of. Oswego; and his grandmother, Norma Kaner
of Canton. He owned and operated the White-Light and Sound Music Show.
He graduated from Spoon River Valley High School near London Mills. Services
were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, with
the Rev. Kevin VanTine officiatiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memory
Gardens, Canton. Memorials may be made to a trust fund for his children
in care of Mid-America National Bank.
Gerald S. Henderson
Gerald S. Henderson, 84, Avon, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Monday, January
18, 1999. at Marigold Health Care Center in Galesburg. Born June 2, 1914,
in Cuba to Ralph and Mable Orwig Henderson, he married Eleanor Shinn on
September 7, 1940. She survives in Galesburg. Also surviving are one son,
Larry of Alexis; four daughters, Linda Riley of Cuba, Donna Perryman of
Elmwood, Jackie Cook of Avon, and Geraldine Abernathy of Prairie City;
12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by four brothers and two sisters. He was a truck driver for many years
and owned and operated a corn shelling and trucking business. He also was
a school bus driver for Avon School district. He was a member and former
director of the Illinois Stock Horse Association and a member of the Galesburg
Boots and Saddle Club. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
January 21, at the Prairie City Cemetery in Prairie City with the Rev.
Rick Kerr officiating. Corman Memorial Home in Avon was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Marigold Residents Fund.
Sara E. Breasaw, age 93, of 1792 23rd Ave., Avon, formerly of Bushnell,
died at 10:40 p.m. Friday, January 22, 1999, at Avon Nursing Home. Born
June 17,1905, in Roodhouse to Milton S. and Ollie R. Snow Lorton, she married
Charles W. Breasaw on July 8, 1924, in Bushnell. He died December 26, 1982.
One son, Charles, three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Dorotha) Barnes of Avon; one brother,
Kenneth Lorton of Bushnell; one sister, Lillie Ruark of Lewistown; five
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and
two step great-great granddaughters. She was a former member of the Women’s
Relief Corps. She attended Bushnell United Methodist Church Quilting Club.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Bushnell Cemetery
with Rev. Norm Walagoria officiating. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Heart
Association or to Avon Nursing Home activity department.
Dorothy W. Stinemates
Dorothy W. Stinemates, 81, a resident of LaMoine Christian Nursing
Home, Roseville, formerly of Kirkwood, passed away at 1:46 a.m. Tuesday,
January 19, 1999, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She was born
March 11, 1917, in the Reed community in Rozetta Township, Warren County.
She was the daughter of Fred Hamil and Cora May Campbell Welch. She married
Rolland E. Stinemates on December 16, 1936, near Monmouth; He passed away
February 1, 1988. Surviving are one daughter, Bonnie Jean Flatt, Media;
one son, Robert Clyde Stinemates, Monmouth; three sisters, Betty Maimone,
Stratford, CT, Margaret Haar, Galesburg, formerly of Avon, and Marie Brokaw,
Des Moines, Iowa; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a cousin,
Pat Gustafson, Smithshire. She was preceded in death by her parents, two
brothers and one sister. A licensed practical nurse, she worked at the
former Monmouth Community Memorial Hospital for 11 years before retiring
for health reasons. She was a member of Kirkwood United Methodist Church,
and a member and past worthy matron of Mary Lincoln Chapter, Order of Eastern
Star, Roseville. She was a member of Mildred Warner Washington Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Kirkwood Community Club.
She was a member of the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and volunteered
for the Kirkwood Heart Fund for many years. Funeral services were held
at 10 a.m. Friday in Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, with the Rev. William
Renner officiating. Burial was in Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood. Memorials
may be made to the Reed Cemetry Associaton and to Community Medical Center,
Clyde W. Skinner
Clyde W. Skinner, 68, Abingdon, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Thursday,
January 21,1999 in Oakwood Nursing Home, Kewanee. He was born August 1,
1930, Oneida, the son of Clyde W. and Pearl Stegall Skinner. He married
Carol Cooley in Galesburg. Surviving are three sons, Kevin Skinner, Abingdon,
and Bryan Skinner and Shawn Skinner, both of Galesburg; one brother, Maynard
Skinner, East Moline; three sisters, Mildred West, Dahinda, Grace Brown,
Galesburg and Dorothy DePrima, Chicago; and five grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He was an Army veteran
of the Korean Conflict. He was a custodian at Audi’s Restaurant. Graveside
services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in East Linwood Cemetery. Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Durrill W. Foley
Durrill W. Foley, 65, Joliet, passed away, Saturday, January 23, 1999
at his home. Memorial services were held Thursday, January 28, at 7 p.m.
at Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Joliet. Rev.
Earl Thomas officiated and interment was in the Abraham Lincoln National
A son of Wendall and Ruth (Frye) Foley, he was born June 21, 1933 in
Roseville. He married Mary Lou Kenan, June 1, 1952 in Monmouth, who survives.
Mr. Foley also leaves two sons, Steven and his wife Joyce of Naperville
and L. Bradley Foley of Elmwood; three grandchildren; and two nephews.
His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
Mr. Foley was raised and educated in Monmouth graduating from Monmouth
High School in 1950. He attended Monmouth College, where he was a member
of the ATO Fraternity. He graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy
with honors and served as a a state trooper in the Kankakee area.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and in 1961 entered the industrial
paint business. At the time of his death, he was an employee of Specialty
Coating, Inc., in Elk Grove Village.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the
Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Cancer Research Foundation.
Ellen L. Solomon
Ellen L. Solomon, age 50, of 726 Memorial Drive, Macomb, Illinois,
passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, 1999 at her home in
Macomb. She was born on July 31, 1948 in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter
of Clarence and Mary Beard Bycroft. She married Dale Leon Solomon on June
19, 1996 in Roseville, Illinois.
She is survived by her husband Leon, one daughter Mrs. Jerry (Shelley)
Raby of Macomb, two grandchildren Jestin Raby and Calliene Raby both of
Macomb, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bycroft of Roseville; one brother
Howard (Susan) Bycroft of Roseville; one sister Mrs. Tommy (Karen) Thompson
of Bushnell, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
She lived in Roseville, Colchester, LaHarpe, and Morton for one year,
Bushnell for two years, back to Roseville for two years, before moving
to Macomb in 1988.
Ellen had worked as a nurse at McDonough District Hospital since 1983,
she was a Certified Hospice Nurse and had worked for McDonough District
Hospital Hospice Program and Home Health Care Program.
She was an active member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Maple Avenue
Christian Church in Macomb with Rev. David Bycroft and Rev. Chris Williams
Burial was at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program
or the Maple Avenue Christian Church.
Ruth Leighty, age 94, formerly of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at
7:36 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 1999, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home
Born August 7, 1904, in Chalmers Township, McDonough County, to William
and Della Fugate Martin, she married Lewis Ray Leighty on August 8, 1924.
He died September 11, 1961.
Two brothers and one great-grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Ruth) Ceder of Blandinsville;
two sons, Donald of Roseville and Eugene of Quincy; one brother, Herman
Martin of Lansing; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five
She worked in housekeeping at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb
for several years and later was a seamstress.
She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home,
Macomb with Revs. Randall Whitmire and Jim Oliver officiating.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or LaMoine Christian
Alberta Lucille Pearson Wetterling, age 82, Stronghurst, passed away
Friday, January 29, 1999 in Clearwater, Florida.
She was born September 27, 1916, in LaHarpe, the daughter of Albert
and Lucy Mae McGinnis Pearson.
She married Wendell E. Wetterling on May 18, 1940. He died April 14,
Surviving are two daughters, Jerilyn Powers, Aurora, Ohio, and Jean
Audette, Middletown, New York; two sons, J. D. Wetterling, Oldsmar, Florida,
and John Wetterling, Stronghurst; three brothers, Edward Blender, Woodhull,
Richard Blender, Rushville, and James Blender, Raritan; nine grandchildren,
and six great grandchildren.
She was graduated from Carthage College.
She was a retired elementary school teacher.
She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Stronghurst, and was its
choir director for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She
had been a 4-H leader, and a member of the Home Bureau and the Illinois
Retired Teachers Association.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Bethel Lutheran
Church with the Rev. Harrison Kline officiating. The family will receive
friends from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Banks & Beals
Funeral Home, Stronghurst.
Burial will be in the Stronghurst Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church and to the American
June L. Roberts, age 92, of 436 Maple Ave., Galesburg, Illinois, passed
away at 5:48 a.m.Sunday, February 7, 1999, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born May 7, 1906, in Abingdon to O.T. and Emily Victoria Anderson
Surviving are several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
She received a bachelor of arts degree from Western Illinois State
Teachers College in Macomb in 1926. She received her master’s degree from
Northwestern University in 1928.
She was a school teacher for 45 years, working in Ellisville, London
Mills, Geneseo, Monmouth, and her last 27 years at Lombard Junior High
in Galesburg. She retired in 1971.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Galesburg.
She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Association,
the Oliver Wendell Holmes Club, the DAR, Knox County Retired Teachers Association
and the Galesburg Woman’s Club.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Galesburg Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Merlin Leroy Nichols Jr.
Merlin Leroy Nichols Jr., 68, Manteo, NC, formerly of Avon, passed
away at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 1998, at Albemarle Hospital in
Elizabeth City, NC.
Born March 13, 1930, in Burlington, IA, to Merlin Leroy Sr., and Bertha
Brown Nichols, he married Wanda Lee Arnold. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Merlin III of Sydney, Australia, and Charles
of Silver Springs, MD; three daughters, Catherine Roam of Goldsboro, NC,
Leona White of Leesburg, VA, and Sarah Nichols of Prineville, OR; eight
grandchildren; and his twin sister, Marilyn Martin of Bushnell.
He was employed by the Egg Products Division of the U.S. Department
He was a graduate of Iowa State University, where he was a member of
Theta Chi. He received his master’s degree at, the University of Missouri,
where he received the Ramsayer award for excellence in academics.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, at Corman
Memorial Home in Avon with the Rev. Rick Kerr officiating. Burial was in
Elm Garden Cemetery in Morning Sun, IA.
Ina M. Davis
Ina M. Davis, 92, formerly of Galesburg, passed away at 3:30 a.m.,
February 5,1999 in Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
Born January 19, 1907, in Bardolph, she was a daughter of Bert and
Ethel Winters Holler. She married Fred A. Johnson in 1924, who preceded
her in death. She later married T. Jeff Davis in 1954 in Pinckneyville.
He passed away October 10, 1977.
Her parents, two brothers, a sister and one grandchild also preceded
her in death.
She leaves: two sons, Donald Johnson in Galesburg and Burdett Johnson
of Danville; a stepson, William Davis of Galesburg; two daughters, Mrs.
William (Virginia) Lease in Monmouth and Jan Scott of Galesburg; four grandchildren
and several step-grandchildren.
Mrs. Davis resided in the Roseville and Berwick communities for a time.
In 1942 she moved to Galesburg, where she managed Denny Dry Cleaners for
25 years before she retired.
She was a member of the Presbyterian faith.
Graveside services were held Monday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Memorial
Park Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Heather officiating. Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Galesburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be left to
the Knox County Nursing Home.
Richard N. King
Word has been received of the death of Richard N. King of Clearwater,
FL, on January 31, 1998. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Melba
June King, of Clearwater; a daughter, Ruth Ann Moore, Springfield, IL;
a stepson, Darryl Smothers of Leesburg, FL; and a stepdaughter, Sheila
Morath of Roseville, IL.
Local grandchildren include: Bruce and Bryan Morath of Monmouth, and
Brent Morath and Stephanie Hughes of Roseville.
Cremation rites were accorded with no services at this time. Family
and friends will meet for a memorial service in Winchester, Illinois, with
burial in Exeter, IL at a later date.
Adlei S. Dempsey
Adlei S. Dempsey, 92, of Avon, passed away at 9:08 a.m., Monday, February
1, 1999, at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center in Galesburg.
Born September 5, 1906, in Galesburg to Carl and Hildegard Berggren
Anderson, she married J. Owen Dempsey on August 16, 1930, in Pekin. He
died October 12, 1981.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Bruce R. Dempsey, one brother
and four sisters.
Surviving are two sons, John of Avon and Barry of White Heath; one
daughter, Sara Dempsey of Marina Del Rey, CA; five grandchildren; and one
brother, Wallis Anderson of Rolling Meadows.
A farmer for 59 years, she and her husband farmed in the Avon area.
Following his death, she continued to manage the farm business until her
She was a member of Avon United Methodist Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 6, at Corman Memorial
Home in Avon. The Rev. Rick Kerr officiated. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Mitchell, David Serven, Sam Serven, Keith Underwood,
Gerald Willard, and Dean Lock.
Memorials may be made to her church or the American Heart Association.
Marion Yeoman Baker
Marion Yeoman Baker, 83, of 221 S. Main St. passed away at 12:01 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Born September 29, 1915, in Avon to Laurence George and Louise Ross
Yeoman, she married G.H. “Woody” Baker on September 24, 1935, in Avon.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard of LaGrange and David of LaGrange
Park; two daughters, Mrs. Herb (Rossann) Baker Priestley of Galesburg and
Mrs. Ernest (Mary) Gruner of LaGrange Park; one brother, Ross Yeoman of
Farmington; five granddaughters, Shari Robinson of Galesburg, Cynthia Wroczynski
of Sandwich, Linda Baker of Brookfield, Andrea Jennings of Reedsville,
VA, and Michele Roberts of LaGrange; and five great-grandchildren.
A member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, she received her bachelor’s degree
from Knox College in Galesburg in 1937 and her Master’s degree from Roosevelt
University in Chicago in 1964. She taught, in Downers Grove, Clarendon
Hills and Western Springs for 30 years. She was founding director and co-director
of the Spoon River Drama Workshop of Avon for 25 years.
She was a member, and director of religion education, of the Unitarian-Universalist
Church in Oak Park. She served on the National Board of the Unitarian Universalist
Women’s Federation in Boston. She also was active with the Federated Church
She was a lifetime member and active Laureate of the Theatre of Western
Springs, IL, a member of the Libby Brooks Gaddis Alumnae Club, member and
past President of Portia Woman’s Club, Avon; a member of the Knox 50 year
Club and awarded its Scroll of Honor. She was also very involved in the
Fulton County Spoon River Scenic Drive Fall Festival and active in the
Federated Church of Avon.
She lived in Western Springs for 50 years and retired to Avon.Services
will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, at the Federated Church of Avon.
The Revs. Michael Brown and Jon Prain will officiate. There will be no
visitation. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg
Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to: Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Beacon
St., Boston, MA 02108; Macular Degeneration Diseases, 210 E. 64th St.,
New York, N.Y. 10021; or Avon Nursing Home, 1790 23rd Ave., Avon, IL 61415.
Dennis R. Crowl, age 46, of rural Avon, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Saturday,
January 30, 1999, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born May 29, 1952, in Avon to Donovan E. and Melba A. Yocum
Surviving are his mother of Bushnell; two sons, Donovan of Woodstock,
Ohio, and Joseph of Galesburg; one daughter, Denissa Crowl of Urbana, Ohio;
one brother, Richard of Bogalusa, Louisiana; one sister, Cathy Crowl, of
Prairie City; and seven grandchildren.
His father and one brother preceded him in death.
A 1970 graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School, he served in
the Marine Corps for six-years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Checkrow Community Church in
rural Bushnell with Rev. Norman Waligoria officiating. Martin-Hollis Funeral
Home in Bushnell was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in Prairie City Cemetery.
Mayme S. Combs Taylor
Mayme S. Combs Taylor, age 90, formerly of 55 Lincoln Road, Canton,
passed away at 11:15 p.m. Friday, January 22, 1999, at Heartland Health
Care Center in Canton, where she had been a resident since March 2, 1991.
Born April 12, 1908, in rural Table Grove to William Lewis and Maude
Bishop Strode, she married Samuel Combs on December 24,1931, in Fulton
County. He died March 30,1975. She married Chellis Taylor on February 14,
1978, in rural Canton. He died August 31, 1987.
One stepdaughter, Marian Lock, and three brothers also preceded her
Surviving are two stepsons, Howard Taylor and Eugene Taylor, both of
Canton; 11 step grandchildren; one niece; and several nephews.
She was a teacher in the Fairview and London Mills areas for many years.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Canton, the Organ Club,
Fairview Women’s Club and Fairview Farmerettes.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in
Canton with Rev. Dean Bucalos officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memory
Memorials may be made to her church.
Marjorie R. Akins
Marjorie R. Akins, age 63, of Macomb, formerly of Monmouth, passed
away at 9:15 p.m. Monday, January 25, 1999 in McDonough District Hospital,
She was born February 27, 1935, in Hancock County, the daughter of
Jess and Treacy Lovell Hoover.
She married Arthur L. Akins on April 30, 1952, in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
He died March 18, 1988.
Surviving are one son, Robert Akins, Monmouth; four daughters, Marilyn
Flesner, Washington, Joy Upton, Avon, Barbara Watkins, Ursa, and Toni Martin,
Monmouth; one stepson, Larry Akins, Augusta; four sisters, Sadie Olson
and Betty Thompson, both of Macomb; Maude Lambert, Lakeland, Florida; and
Jessie Sanders, Carbon Cliff; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren,
and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.
She was reared and educated in Hancock County. She attended Carthage
A certified nurse’s aid, she worked at Monmouth Nursing Home for 20
years. She moved to Macomb in 1989 and worked at Wesley Village until retiring
She was a member of Monmouth Assembly of God Church.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside services was at 2 p.m. Tuesday in
Monmouth Cemetery with Rev. Jim Epperson officiating.
Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital’s Intensive
Edith Mae Hall
Edith Mae Hall, 107, of Abingdon, formerly of London Mills, passed
away at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 9,1999 at the Care Center of Abingdon.
Born June 30, 1891, in London Mills to Marcus E. and Clara Belle Mills
Watkins, she married Leroy Hall on February 26, 1917. He died July 24,
She also was preceded in death by a son and two sisters.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Shirley J. Cook of London Mills; one
niece, Loava Martin of Peoria; three great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-great-grandchildren.
A lifelong resident of London Mills, she was a member of the London
Mills Christian Church.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Haynes Cemetery
in Delong. Corman Memorial Homes in London Mills was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the London Mills Senior citizens Association.
Eleanor Schindler, 88, Bushnell, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
February 10, 1999, at her residence.
Born July 15, 1910, in Prairie City to Wilbur and Charlotte Serven
Hughbanks, she married Fritz Schindler on September 4, 1929, in Macomb.
He passed away February 2, 1987.
One sister and five brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one brother, Henry Hughbanks of Prairie City; one sister,
Evelyn Smith of Bushnell; and several nieces and nephews, including Leo
Fitch, who took care of her during her illness.
She owned and operated Bushnell Tastee Freeze for 25 years.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13, at Martin-Hollis
Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial was in Prairie
City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital
Hospice Program in Macomb.
Louise Helen Cline
Louise Helen Cline, age 75, of 506 Maple Street, Abingdon, Illinois,
passed away at 9:50 a.m.Thursday, February 11, 1999 at Galesburg Cottage
She was born September 7, 1923 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter
of Guy A. and Helen Hendryx Harshbarger. She married Fred Cline August
14, 1949 in Galesburg, Illinois. He survives.
Survivors include one son Rick (Mary) Cline, Libertyville, Illinois;
two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Sheryl) Lashley-Cline, Galesburg and Mrs. Richard
(Patricia) Morozink, Woodstock, Illinois and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Jean Alves.
She grew up in Galesburg where she graduated from Galesburg High School
in 1941 and later from Knox College in 1947.
She had lived in Abingdon most of her life. Prior to that she had lived
in Kewanee, Illinois and Brooklyn, New York.
She was a homemaker, a retired substitute teacher for Abingdon School
District and had done personnel work/psychological testing for the University
of Illinois Branch formerly in Galesburg.
She was a member of Abingdon Christian Church.
She was also a former Girl Scout leader, member of Phi Beta Music Sorority,
and officer and member of BB P.E.O. She was an avid pianist and violinist.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday at the Abingdon Christian
Church with Reverend Raymond McLaren and Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in the Meridian Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Christian Church or Galesburg
Ada Louise McClelland
Graveside services for Ada Louise McClelland, 88, Monmouth, were held
Friday, February 19, at 2 p.m. in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery,
Monmouth. Rev. James Epperson of the First Christian Church officiated.
Mrs. McClelland passed away Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at 4:30 a.m.
in Community Medical Center, Monmouth. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth,
was in charge of arrangements.
The daughter of Joseph and Anna Katherine (Carpenter) Lovitt, she was
born October 23, 1910 in Roseville. She married John S. McClelland, September
12, 1934, who passed away, April 10, 1955.
Her parents, three brothers and nine sisters also preceded her in death.
She leaves several nieces and nephews, among them Michael Lovitt and
his wife, Nancy, and Ronnie Lovitt, both of Monmouth, whom she raised.
Mrs. McClelland grew up and received her education in Warren County.
She was a cook for local restaurants for many years, was an employee of
Western Stoneware for 13 years and retired after eight years from Wells
Pet Food. She attended the Monmouth First Christian Church and was a member
of the Monmouth VFW Post #2301 Auxiliary and the Monmouth Eagles Club.
Jacquelyn “Jackie’’ Timberlake
Jacquelyn “Jackie’’ J. Timberlake, age 58, of 707 West North Street,
Abingdon, Illinois, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 1999
at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born January 12, 1941 East of Abingdon, Illinois, the daughter
of J. Vernon and Hilma Roberts Boyer. She married Merle Timberlake. They
Survivors include one son, Jon Timberlake, Abingdon, Illinois; one
daughter, Carla Puleo, Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, Larry Boyer, Abingdon
and Danny Boyer, London Mills, Illinois; four sisters, Marna Johnson, Wanita
Way, Peggy Thomas, all of Abingdon and Holly Powell, Avon; five grandchildren
and aunts, uncles and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
She grew up in the Abingdon area and attended Abingdon and Avon schools.
She formerly worked at Admiral’s in Galesburg. She moved to Phoenix,
Arizona in 1969 where she worked as a parts inspector for Alliedsignal
She moved back to Abingdon in December of 1998.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel in Abingdon with Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating. Burial was in
Avon Cemetery, Avon, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Edward E. Grady, age 72, of 357 Fair Acres Drive, Galesburg, passed
away at 1:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 1999, at St. Mary Medical Center.
Born June 18,1926, in Galesburg to James L. and Mary Leona O’Connor
Grady, he married Mary L. Carr on October 18, 1947, in Galesburg. She preceded
him in death.
One brother and one sister also preceded him in death.
Surviving are three sons, Michael, Patrick and James, all of Galesburg;
two daughters, Gloria Goss of Brookfield, Wis., and Kathy Bushman of Eagan,
Minn.; one brother, John of Peoria; and four grandchildren.
He was a fireman for the city of Galesburg for several years. He owned
Grady’s 2100 Club since 1965 and the Top Brass in Abingdon from 1979 to
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Ralph M. Noble American
Legion Post 285 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2257.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Knights
of Columbus, Galesburg Restaurant Association and a former member of the
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at his church. Visitation will
be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday At Watson Funeral Home, with recitation of
the rosary at 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, where military
rites will be accorded.
Barbara J. Harn, age 61, of 601 East Osborn, Bushnell, formerly of
Abingdon, passed away at 2:52 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999 at OSF St.
Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
Born November 6, 1937, in Berwick Township, Warren County, to Leo and
Mary Eva Bowie Danner, she married Kenneth Frey in 1954 in Abingdon. She
later married Leo Harn in 1974 in Bushnell. She was divorced from both
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Frey, Abingdon, David Harn, St.
Augustine and Michael Harn, Avon; three daughters, Tonda Carnes, Teresa
Harn-Johnson, both of Abingdon and Katrina Boys, St. Augustine; one step
sister, Pauline Shinn, Abingdon; 14 grandchildren, including Kelly Harn
who was raised her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother and
She was a homemaker. She attended Abingdon School. She had lived in
Bushnell since 1993 and prior to that had lived most of her life in the
Abingdon area. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Abingdon.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel in Abingdon with Rev. Warren Cummins and Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her family.
Nora E. Sleutz
Nora E. Sleutz, age 72, formerly of 612 East First Street, Galesburg,
Illinois, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 1999 in The Marigold
Health Care Center, 275 East Carl Sandburg Drive.
She was born March 25, 1926, in Moline, the daughter of Ross L. and
Nora L. Bowers Curtis.
She married Raymond Gillenwater in 1942. He preceded her in death.
She married William Harry Sleutz in 1946. He passed away in 1959.
Surviving are one daughter, Sandra K. Kelso, Galesburg; three brothers,
John Curtis and Ernie Curtis, both of Abingdon and Jimmy Curtis, East Galesburg;
two sisters, Betty Strickland, Galesburg, and Geraldine DeJaynes, Abingdon;
four grandchildren, three step grandchildren, four great-grandchildren,
eight step great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one step
She was a homemaker. She attended Jacksonville School for the Blind.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Abingdon Cemetery.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home in Galesburg was in charge of the
Arden D. “Van’’ Hamilton
Arden D. “Van’’ Hamilton, age 71, of 100 South Harshbarger Street,
Abingdon, Illinois, passed away at 12:39 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999
at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born August 21, 1927 in Cash, Arkansas, the son of Thomas Arden
and Lona B. Daniels Hamilton. He married Minnie J. Miller on July 14, 1951
at Cash, Arkansas. She survives.
Other survivors include one sister, Grethel Burden, Palm Springs, California
and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.
He had lived in Abingdon since 1958 where he had formerly worked at
the Abingdon Pottery, the Gamble Store and the former Grady’s Top Brass
Restaurant. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 1999
at the Abingdon Cemetery with Reverend Ray Hutson officiating. Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel in Abingdon, was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity
of the donor’s choice.