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Richard Harshbarger
Richard “Dick’’ Henry Harshbarger, age 81, of RR Abingdon, Illinois, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 16,1999 at his home.
He was born September 26, 1917 in Warren County, Illinois, the son of Richard Henry and Nellie Marie Meadows Harshbarger. He married Helen Chick on March 1, 1941 in Burlington, Iowa. She preceded him in death on November 28, 1982.
Survivors include one son Richard “Rick’’ Henry Harshbarger Jr., of RR, Berwick, Illinois; two daughters, Mary Lois Payton, Gilson and Carol Jean Palmer, Abingdon, Illinois; one sister Frances Marie Davis, Galesburg, Illinois; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
He was born on the family farm and lived there his entire life where he farmed. He also worked at the Berwick Grain Company for 20 years retiring from there in 1979. He graduated from Abingdon High School in 1935 and attended the University of Illinois. He was a member of the Warren County Farm Bureau.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m Saturday, February 20, 1999 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon with Rev. Julian Cowell officiating. Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.

Stanley N. Chatterton
Stanley N. Chatterton, 84, Avon, passed away at 2:36 p.m. Sunday, February 21, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born September 28, 1914, in Ellisville, the son of Ray O. and Leta R. Norris Chatterton, he married Mary E. Morse, on February 3, 1936. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Thomas Chatterton, Avon; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Sheldon “Bun” Chatterton of Fairview, Sidney Chatterton of Bushnell, and Stewart “Sam” Chatterton of Ellisville; and one sister, Anna Mary Griffith of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, John Ray Chatterton; and one sister Alice Buck Fayhee.
He lived and farmed all of his life in the Ellisville and Avon communities. He graduated from Ellisville Schools. He was a past member of the Avon Lions Club.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 1999, at the Avon Federated Church with the Rev. Jon Prain officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Corman Memorial Home. Burial will be in the Avon Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in his memory.

Robert L. Ray
Robert L. Ray, 80, of Avon died at 8:55 p.m. Monday, February 15, 1999, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
He was born June 8, 1918, in Knoxville to Algie R. and Anna P. Keller Ray.
Surviving is one sister, Leona Reed of Avon.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
He retired from Admiral Manufacturing He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a member of Abingdon American Legion Post.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 18, at Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, with the Rev. Jon Prain officiating. Corman Memorial Home in Avon was in charge of arrangements.

Ivan O. Shanks
Ivan O. Shanks, of 1008 East Broadway, Astoria, Illinois, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at the Astoria Healthcare Center.
He was born December 1906 in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, the son of Joe and Rebecca Weaver Shanks.
He married Olive Mae Frazee on August 18, 1930 at Lewistown, Illinois. She preceded him in death on January 13, 1978.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, and one great granddaughter.
Surviving are one son, Ernest Shanks of Astoria; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
He lived in Brooklyn Township for many years, moving to Astoria in 1970. He was a farmer and a coal miner and also owned and operated a saw mill.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 19, 1999 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, Illinois with Pastor Vernon Dean officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Camp Emmanuel in Astoria or the Astoria Healthcare Center.

S. Lorean Davis
Semintha “Lorean’’ Davis, 92, Roseville, passed away at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 1999 in LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville.
She was born May 10, 1906, in Winslow, Arkansas, the daughter of John M. and Margaret E. Land.
She married John Lance Davis on August 20, 1927, in Winslow. He died in February 1977.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty Babcock, Roseville and Ruby Glenn Kullman, Lake Havasu City, Arizona; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
She was reared and educated in the Winslow area. After her marriage, she moved to Oklahoma, and later to Colorado where she lived for 35 years before moving to Roseville 18 years ago.
She was a member of the Methodist Church in Arkansas and the Mutual Benefit Club in Roseville.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Roseville Cemetery, with Rev. James Oliver officiating.
Corman Funeral Home, Roseville, was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Roseville Ambulance Service.

Vivian J. Allen
Mrs. Vivian J. Allen, age 72, of 1132 130th St. Berwick, formerly of Abingdon, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 1999 at her home.
She was born June 8, 1926 in Schuyler County, Missouri, the daughter of Nova and Mary Atkinson Crabtree. She married Leo Allen in Galesburg, Illinois on January 7, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1982.
Survivors include one son, Mike Allen, Abingdon; one daughter, Julia Fields, Gilson, Illinois one brother, Colin Crabtree, New Virginia, Iowa; one sister, Lillian Joseph, Folsom, Louisiana and three grandchildren. Also surviving are special friends and caregivers who shared their home with her for the past four months, Rex, Rhonda, and Paeton Kilburn of Berwick.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
She was a school bus driver for the Abingdon School district for 22 1/2 years. She also farmed with her husband in the Abingdon area.
She attended the Prairieland Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was a former member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion post #381 in Abingdon.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with Rex Kilburn officiating. Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Audrey L. Frye
Funeral services for Audrey L. Frye, 84, Newton, IA, were held Saturday, February 27, at 1 p.m. at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. Rev. Dennis Vance, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Roseville, officiated and interment was in Roseville Cemetery.
Mrs. Frye, formerly of Roseville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at 3:15 p.m. in Skiff Medical Center, Newton, IA. Memorials may be made to the Roseville First Baptist Church.
A daughter of French C. and Pearl Davison Martin, she was born June 15, 1914, in Prairie City. She married Russell E. Frye on February 26, 1942 in Kahoka, Mo, who passed away, February 11, 1995.
Her parents, a brother and three sisters also preceded her in death.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Diana) Mecum of Grinnell, Ia; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Frye was a homemaker and attended the Baptist Church.

Martha M. Recher
Martha M. Recher, 74, 4519 Shy’s Hill Road, Nashville, Tennessee died at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 1999, at Vanderbilt University Hospitals, Nashville.
She was born October 13, 1924 near Avon, the daughter of John and Cleona Moore Masden. She married Harold Recher on June 2,1951.
She was Administrative Director of the Blood Bank for Nashville Regional Center of The American Red Cross and also served on the Board of Directors. She was Director of Fund Raising prior to the American Red Cross joining the United Way. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Treasurer and was active in the Presbyterian Women. She was active in and served on the Board of Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council. She was active with Project Help and was a wonderful wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Laura Recher of Nashville; and her brother, Robert Masden, Galesburg.
A memorial service was held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 or the charity of your choice.

Mildred Trego
Mildred Carr Trego, age 74, of 3339 E. Hatch Road, Avon, Illinois, passed away at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Born May 23, 1924, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Carl and Goldie Eva Fitch Martin, she married E. R. Carr on August 7, 1942, in Bushnell. He died June 29, 1972. She married Dale Trego on April 12, 1974, in Avon. He survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Raby of Bushnell, Mrs. John (Mary) Nelson of Canton and Mrs. William (Cynthia) Zemitis of Fairfax Station, Virginia; one stepson, Wilford Trego of Phoenix; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Bruce (Norma) Barton of Charlotte, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren;and six great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
She was a 4-H leader for many years and a member of Avon Federated Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell with Rev. Jon Prain officiating.
Burial was in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church.

Arthur W. Bultemeier
Arthur W. Bultemeier, 84, Roseville, Passed away at 4:38 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 1999, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Born October 2, 1914, in Florence, MO, to August and Lillie May Nave Bultemeier, he married Ruth F. Cottom on September 3, 1938 in Burlington, IA. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Jerry Bultemeier and Gary Bultemeier, both of Avon, Larry Bultemeier of Roseville, and Bill Bultemeier of Princeville; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one sister Eula White of Plano, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and four brothers.
He was born at Florence, MO, where he lived and was educated. He moved to Warren County, IL, in 1935 where he has lived every since. He farmed near Monmouth, Roseville, and Greenbush.
He was a member of the Roseville Christian Church.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 28, at the Corman Memorial Home in Roseville with the Revs. James Oliver and Bob Brunk officiating. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Roseville Christian Church and Avon Nursing Home.

Harvey J. Doll
Harvey J. Doll, 74, of rural Bushnell passed away at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. Born June 10, 1924, in Bushnell to Harvey and Helen Krauser Doll, he married Virginia Rector on June 12, 1949, in Cuba, Ill. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Hess of Bushnell and Marilyn Simola of Speculator, NY; two sons, Phillip of Center Line, MI, and Robert of Bremerton, WA; one sister, Luan Butler of Monmouth; and five grandchildren. He was the first Future Farmers of America member from Bushnell to receive a state farmer’s degree. He was a member of Bushnell-Prairie City Future Farmers of America Alumni Association and a former member of McDonough County Farm Bureau. He graduated from the University of Illinois and was a life member of the U of I Alumni Association. He was a member of Bushnell-Prairie City School Board for 12 years. He owned a patent on a hitching device. He was a member of Bushnell United Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge. Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman Waligora officiating. An Odd Fellows service was held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bushnell-Prairie City School Foundation.

Guyeta B. Serven
Guyeta B. Serven, 81, of 824 N. Washington St., Bushnell, passed away at 10:08 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 1999, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. Born September 6, 1917, in Marietta to Henry and Lena McCance Yocum, she married Curtis Serven on September 19, 1942, inn Brownwood, Texas. He passed away May 3, 1986. Three brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Leon of Bushnell; two daughters, Carolyn Simmons of Avon and Mrs. Kelly (Janet) Murphy of Bushnell; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She graduated from Gem City Business College in Quincy. She and her husband owned Timberview Lakes near Bushnell for 27 years. She was a member of McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary in Macomb, the Suits-Us Club and Bushnell Presbyterian Church. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church organ fund or McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary.

Margaret J. Becker
Funeral services for Margaret J. Becker, 77, Kirkwood, were held Monday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with Rev. Thomas Heather officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. Mrs. Becker passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at 9:29 p.m. in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. A daughter of George K. and Florence E. Hackamack Powell, she was born January 3, 1922 in Galesburg. She married John R. Becker, March 17, 1945, in Worchester, Mass., who passed away December 7, 1995. Her parents and one brother also preceded her in death. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Barbara) Hand of Kansas City, Mo., two brothers, Edward Powell and George Powell Jr., both of Roseville; and three sisters, Dorothy Powell of Roseville, Mrs. Arthur (Lucille) Flack of Orion and Mrs. Virgil (Louise) Johnson of Geneseo. Mrs. Becker was a beautician, operating the Margaret Becker Beauty Shop out of her home for 45 years, retiring in 1993. She was a former member of the Monmouth First Christian Church.

Helen Barrie Dunlap
Helen Barrie Dunlap, age 76, of R.Rt. Abingdon, Illinois, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 1999 at her home. She was born July 19, 1922 in Arbroath, Scotland, the daughter of David H. and Helen Barrie Cargill Swankie. She married Lyle W. Dunlap on October 20,1944 in London, England. He survives. Other survivors include two daughters Barrie Schaffer, Abingdon, Illinois and Heather Rice, Los Angeles, California; two brothers, David Swankie, Oakville, Ontario and Jim Swankie, South QueensFerry, Scotland; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister. She was a homemaker and had lived near Abingdon since 1971. Prior to that she had lived in Rome, Italy; Oslo, Norway; Ewa Beach, Hawaii; Newport, Rhode Island and twice in London, England. She served in the British Navy for five years. She was a member of Lake Bracken Country Club. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 8, 1999 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon, with Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating. Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the OSF Hospice.

Eugene E. Palmer
Eugene E. Palmer, age 88, of 705 North Monroe Street, Abingdon, passed away at 4:20 p.m.Thursday, March 4, 1999 at the Care Center of Abingdon. He was born July 19, 1910 in rural Abingdon, Illinois, the son of Daniel Hurley and J. Kate Gerall Palmer. He first married Hazel E.Odiorne on June 30,1937 in Donaldson, Iowa. She preceded him in death on October 22, 1964. He married Maxine Richey Bredwell in Abingdon on February 14, 1969. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Floyd Palmer and Hollis Palmer, both of Abingdon, a step-son, Gale Bredwell, Bell Flower, California; one step-daughter Marlene Harden of Pasorobels, California; one sister, Edith Meyer, Quincy, Illinois, six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He worked for the Abingdon Pottery for 27 years, retiring in 1971. He also worked for Joe Mangieri Construction as a finish carpenter for many years. He lived in the Abingdon area all of his life. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999 at the Abingdon Cemetery with Reverend Jon Prain officiating. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mrs. Edith M. Cravens
Mrs. Edith M. Cravens, age 90, of RR 1 St. Augustine, Illinois, passed away at 1:27 a.m. Friday, March 12,1999 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born July 29, 1908 at Paoli, Indiana, the daughter of Harley and Belle Moon Hill. She married Harold J. Cravens at Aledo on June 12, 1926. He preceded her in death on January 13,1995. Survivors include one son, James H. Cravens, Orion, Illinois; one daughter, Mrs. Rev. Herbert (Helen) Squire, Galesburg, Illinois; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. She graduated from Little York High School, Little York, Illinois. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Monday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Tim Squires officiating. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, St. Augustine, Illinois.

Paul A. Wilson
Paul A. Wilson, 95, of Machesney Park, passed away at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born September 18, 1903, in St. Paul, Kansas, the son of Jay M. and Ella M. Downs Wilson. He married Lela Dorothy on May 5, 1924, in Quincy. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Dorothy Biedenbender, in Ohio; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one cousin, Mabel Andrews, Galesburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert Wilson and Harlan Wilson, and by one sister and two brothers. He farmed for many years in central Illinois. He was a member of Harlem United Methodist Church and Loves Park Masonic Lodge 1145. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Harlem United Methodist Church with Rev. Darrell English officiating. Delehanty Funeral Home, Loves Park was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Harlem United Methodist Church.

Nellie M. Daugherty
Nellie M. Daugherty, age 68, 113 Silver Street, Galesburg, Illinois, passed away at 1:14 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 1999 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born December 9, 1930, in Knoxville, the daughter of Charles N. and Helen Fox. She married James J. Daugherty on January 21, 1949. He died May 1976. Survivors include her special friend and roommate, Richard Dickerson; two daughters, Patricia A Shane, Davenport, and Anita K. Hendrikson, Manchester, Washington; five brothers, Charles Fox in Wisconsin, Harry Fox, Abingdon, and Ronnie Fox, Howard Fox and David Fox, all of Washington, Illinois; two sisters, Helen Weidenhamer, Galesburg, and Dorothy Lockward, Knoxville; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. She was graduated from St. Louis Beauty School. She was a press operator for Maytag-Galesburg Refrigeration Products for 25 years retiring March 1, 1992. She was a member of First Christian Church, Knoxville, the Moose Lodge and the Maytag Admiral Union Retirees. She volunteered at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel. Cremation was accorded following the service. Burial of ashes in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg will be later.

Benjamin Grohmann
Benjamin F. Grohmann, 96, of rural Gilson died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg. Born April 15, 1902, in rural Smithton to Fred and Anna Herzog Grohmann. He married Mildred Ella Lischer in November 1924 in Smithton. She died Aug. 12, 1991. One son, Wayne, and five brothers also preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons Harvey and Clyde, both of Gilson, and Gary of Westford, Mass.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step- great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. A member of Knox County Farm Bureau, he farmed in the St. Clair County area for 23 years and in rural Gilson for 41 years. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Galesburg. He received a patent right in 1939 for a wind-driven battery charger. Services were held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. at the George Renner & Sons Funeral Home in Smithton. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery in Smithton. Memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg.

Louise D. Adcock
Mrs. Louise D. Adcock, age 87, of Bangor, PA, formerly of Galesburg, IL, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, March 7,1999 at Effort, PA. She was born September 3,1911 at Coldbrook, IL, the daughter of Frederick and Euseba Andrews Davis. She married Charles T. Adcock. He survives. Survivors include one son, C. William Adcock, Hockessin, DE; one daughter, Anita L. Sikra, Bangor, PA; one brother, John D. Davis, Galesburg; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Adcock in 1952, one brother and three sisters. She worked for Lerner’s Clothing Store, Youngstown, OH for over 25 years and retired in 1975. She was a member of the Lynkirk Christian Church, Youngstown, OH. She attended St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, Bangor, PA. She was a volunteer for the Youngstown, Ohio American Red Cross. She was a graduate of the class of 1929 Abingdon High School. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 1999 at Abingdon Cemetery with Reverend Ray McLaren officiating. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Abingdon, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Maurice Glenn Todd
SMSGT. Maurice Glenn Todd, U.S. Air Force retired, age 81, of Shalimar, Florida, passed away Wednesday, March 3,1999, at Eglin AFB Hospital, Eglin AFB, Florida. Mr. Todd, who was of the Protestant faith, was born on March 25,1917 in Poplar Plains, Kentucky to the late Garey and Martha Todd. He attended the Abingdon Public Schools in Abingdon, Illinois, graduating from Abingdon High School in 1936. He entered the Army in March 1941. During WWII he served in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and Europe. He enlisted in the Air Force in December 1947 and retired with 30 years of military service in July 1973 from Hickam AFB, Hawaii. He later attended Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois graduating in May 1979. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Todd of Shalimar, Florida; daughters, Taltha Todd Gollotte and her husband, Jeffery, and Pamela Todd Anderson and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Robert Todd Anderson, Clark Todd Gollotte, Sharon Michelle Anderson and Addie Maurine Gollotte, all of Opelika, Alabama and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Wilma Todd Brown and his brother, Garey Steele Todd. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 22 at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida. A memorial service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Tuesday, March 23 at Dolores Hope All Faiths Chapel in Bob Hope Village at Shalimar, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Abingdon Public Schools Foundation, 201 West Lower Street, Abingdon, Illinois 61410. The Koontz Little Chapel Funeral Home, Fort Walton Beach Florida, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Edith M. Cravens
Mrs. Edith M. Cravens, age 90, of RR 1 St. Augustine, Illinois, passed away at 1:27 a.m. Friday, March 12,1999 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born July 29, 1908 at Paoli, Indiana, the daughter of Harley and Belle Moon Hill. She married Harold J. Cravens at Aledo on June 12, 1926. He preceded her in death on January 13,1995. Survivors include one son, James H. Cravens, Orion, Illinois; one daughter, Mrs. Rev. Herbert (Helen) Squire, Galesburg, Illinois; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. She graduated from Little York High School, Little York, Illinois. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Monday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Tim Squires officiating. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, St. Augustine, Illinois.

Linda Keith
Linda Lou Keith, age 45, of 121 Sumner Street, Galesburg, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at her residence. She was born February 16, 1954, in Galesburg to Edward and Nada Leadbetter Keith. Surviving are her father of Galesburg; her mother, Nada Steward of Seattle; her stepmother, Kathy Kelso of Abingdon, who raised her; three sons, Edwin Morrow of Portland, Oregon, and Corey Morrow and Michael Harper, both of Seattle; one daughter, Kimberlynn Keith at home; one brother, Edward Keith Jr. of Galesburg; five sisters, Paula Keith of Galesburg and Valerie Donaldson, Sheila Blackwell,Crystal Reeves and Angie Williams, all of Seattle; and one grandchild. Two brothers preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Warren High School in Monmouth and Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. She was a member of Bible Study Outreach Missionary in Seattle and Faith Bible Fellowship in Galesburg. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Rodney Miller officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.

Mary Eloise Traman
Mary Eloise Traman, age 78, of Wapello, Iowa, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999 in University Hospitals, Iowa City. She was born April 18, 1920, in Wapello, the daughter of Clifford Wayne and Lillian Westfall Wagg. She married Glenn E. Traman on August 25, 1939, in Burlington. He passed away January 2, 1982. Surviving are six sons, Phillip Traman, Larry Traman and Duane Traman, all of Abingdon, Illinois, Roger Traman, Denmark, and Ronald Traman and Mark Traman, both of Mount Pleasant; three daughters, Marilyn Emerson, Needville, Texas, Sharon Bernhart, Burlington, and Darlene Smith, Oakville; one brother, James Wagg, West Branch; one sister, Juanita Hyter, Burlington; 45 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter, one brother; two sisters and three great-grandsons. She was graduated from Wapello High School in 1939. She was of Methodist faith. She was a member of the Paddlewheelers C.B. Club. Graveside services were held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Edwards Cemetery, Oakville with Rev. Danny Hunt officiating. Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

W. Glenn Formhals
W. Glenn Formhals, age 93, of 747 North Third Street, Cuba, Illinois, passed away at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton, Illinois. Born November 8, 1905, in Deerfield Township, Fulton County, to Calvin G. and Theda Markley Formhals, he married Eileen Schisler on August 17, 1930, in Peoria. She died February 15, 1992. He also was preceded in death by one son, three infant grandsons, one sister and three brothers. Surviving are four sons, Leon of Galesburg, Stanley of Lewistown, Ronald of Wataga and Richard of Dallas, Oregon, seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Eula Paschke of Canton. He farmed in the Spoon River bottoms along Illinois Route 9 in western Fulton County for many years before retiring in 1957. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry Memorial Home in Cuba with Reverend Rodney Ruberg officiating. Burial was in Wiley Cemetery in rural Ellisville. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association Fulton chapter, or any charity.

William McGraw
William T. McGraw, age 61, of 2922 150th Street, Alexis, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born September 28, 1937, in Galesburg to M. Earl and Martha Condreay McGraw, he married Rebecca L. May on April 23, 1960, in Galesburg. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Martha Reeves of East Galesburg; two sons, Donald of Aledo and William Jr. of Yorkville; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Jennifer) Kokjohn of Boone; five brothers, Dan of Knoxville, Jerry of Topeka, Kansas and Edward, John and Dave, all of Galesburg; three sisters, Mrs. Bob (Pat) Wilson, of Abingdon, and Mrs. Bill (M. Ellen) Belville and Linda McGraw, both of Galesburg; and eight grandchildren. One sister and his father preceded him in death. He was a switchman and brakeman for the former Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad for 43 years. He was a member of the United Transportation Union. He was a former member of Advent Christian Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. John Grimes officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Warren County Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to any charity.

Frances Ray
Frances I. Ray, age 84, of Avon, Illinois, passed away at 6:27 a.m. Thursday, March 18,1999, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Born September 23, 1914, in Dahinda to Oscar and Anna Olsen Larson, she married Roy David Ray on February 24, 1934, in Knoxville. He died February 10, 1988. She was preceded in death by one brother, four sisters and one son, Robert. Surviving are one son, Ronald of Avon; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She and her husband operated the Avon restaurants and then beginning in 1955, owned Avon Florist and Greenhouse for 22 years. She was a member of Avon Businessmen’s Association, Avon United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Corman Memorial Home with Reverend Rick Kerr officiating. Burial was in Avon Cemetery. Memorials maybe made to her church or Avon Nursing Home.

Beulah Wilson
Beulah J. Wilson, age 88, of 801 West Martin Street, Abingdon, Illinois, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, at the Care Center of Abingdon. She was born March 13, 1911, in Maquon the daughter of Herbert and Belle Hodges Thurman. She married Roy A. Wilson on December 24, 1931, in Virginia, Illinois. He passed away December 28, 1989. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, three sisters, one grandson and one granddaughter. Surviving are one son, Jerry Wilson, of Yates City; four daughters, Dona Jones, Oldsmar, Florida; Betty Robertson, Bishop Hill,; Charlotte Sensabaugh, Galesburg, and Carole Morby, Aledo; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was a homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with Reverend Gene Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Maquon Cemetery Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


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