CHILLICOTHE -- Mayburn L. Sarver, 75, of 1309 Logan, Chillicothe, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon.
Born Sept. 1, 1928, in Chillicothe to Fred and Alice (Lewis) Kriete, she married James R. Sarver Oct. 16, 1949, in Chillicothe. He died Feb. 4, 1989.
She worked at Kenny's Grocery Store and Szolds, both in Chillicothe. She volunteered at the Chillicothe Township Office in Chillicothe.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy (Walter) Martin of Wyanet; four sisters, Jean Osmon of Sarasota, Fla., Pat Alton and Judy Kriete, both of Peoria, and Clara Barnes of Montrose, Colo.; four brothers, Rex (Shyde) Kriete, Bernard Kriete and John Kriete, all of Chillicothe, and Jim Kriete of Peoria; and two stepgrandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marilyn; and one brother, Fred.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, Chillicothe, with the Rev. Raymond Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the LaSalle Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, in the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Rescue 33 or the donor's choice.
MONROE, Wis. -- Soren "Sam" Gabrielson, 74, of 177 Deneen Ave., Monroe, Ohio, died May 11, 2004, at Kettering Medical Center.
Born March 19, 1930, in Ottawa to Gabriel and Gabriella (Olsen) Gabrielson, he married Vivian June Crain April 13, 1951 in Woodstock. She preceded him in death.
He was a lifelong over-the-road truck driver, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include one brother, Orren (Florence) Gabrielson of Rockford; two sisters, Signe (Ernie) Echoles of Bartlett, Tenn., and Gladys Cogdal of Arlington; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Doris Pence of Monroe, Ohio.
He also was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Freedom Lutheran Cemetery.
HENRY -- Harold Bumgardner, 94, of Lincoln Street, Henry, died at 8:35 a.m. Monday, June 7, 2004, at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.
He was born Dec. 14, 1909, in Ramsey to William A. and Cora (Shives) Bumgardner.
He was of the Baptist faith. He farmed his adult life in the Ramsey area.
Survivors include one brother, Joseph (Mary) Bumgardner of Henry; two sisters, Opal Moreland of Henry and Atheleen Cox of Decatur; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Ries-McKitrick & Newton Mortuary, Henry, with the Rev. Richard Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia.
Visitation will be one hour before the services in the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
PRINCETON -- Joseph Allen Murphey, 89, of 1025 S. Main St., Princeton, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his home.
Born July 9, 1915, in Crete, Neb., to Joseph Allen and Mabel (Dutch) Murphey, he married Winnifred Coward July 24, 1944, in Portland, Ore. She survives.
He graduated from Doane College in Crete, Neb., and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to be a chemist. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned after the war to the family business, Hoffman's Jewelry, which was located next to the Clark Hotel. He bought the business and started Patterns of the Past, a matching service for china, silverware and crystal, while also running the jewelry store. He and his wife owned and operated Hoffman's Patterns of the Past for more than 50 years.
He was a member of the Lions Club for more than 50 years. He also was a member of Princeton Moose Lodge 1339 and Princeton American Legion.
Also surviving are two sons, Patrick Allen Murphey of Germantown Hills and Scott R. (Meg) Murphey of Princeton; two daughters, Jelinda F. (Richard) Morse of Malden and Susan Jane (Claude) Rasmussen of Elizabeth, Colo.; one grandson, Bryan E. (Genna) Lorenzana; and two nieces, Allyn Sitterly of Princeton and Mary Beastall of Champaign.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Judith Ann Murphey.
There will be no services. Cremation was accorded.
Memorials may be directed to the Hampshire Congregational Church or the donor's choice.
The Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.
PEORIA -- John Pawula, 54, of Peoria died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004.
Born June 29, 1950, in Chicago to John F. and Eugenie (Judycki) Pawula, he married Sue A. Gutshall Dec. 16, 1972. She survives.
He became a chef under the tutelage of Chef Louis Szathmary of The Bakery Restaurant, Chicago, from 1974 to 1978. In September 1978, he opened The Strawberry Patch Restaurant in Princeton. After that he moved to Peoria in 1984 and opened Stephanie Restaurant. In 1999, he opened Chef John's Wine Bar and Grill in Dunlap, which is still active.
Also surviving are one daughter, Amber Pawula of Chicago; one son, Justin Pawula of Sycamore; one sister, Corinne Hofer of Tempe, Ariz.; one brother, Wayne Pawula of Hickory Hills; and numerous aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Federated Church, 3601 N. Sheridan, Peoria, IL 61614.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the American Heart Association.
HENRY -- Merrill Wilson Holmes, 93, of Citra, Fla., formerly of Henry, died at 7:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Marion House Health Care in Ocala, Fla.
Born Aug. 18, 1911, in Bradford to Alfred W. and Jennie (Wilson) Holmes, he married Henrietta E. Wherry Jan. 28, 1937, in Henry. She died Nov. 9, 1999.
He was a farmer in the Putnam-Stark County area for many years. He was a former director of the Wilson Grade School District, a board member of the Bradford Community High School and a charter member of the Bradford Lions Club. He also was a member of the Bradford PTO. He was a former town clerk for Saratoga Township, and a member, board member and church officer of the Saratoga United Methodist Church, later joining the Henry United Methodist Church.
He also was a former board member of the Marshall-Putnam Oil Co., a former member of the Marshall County Historical Society, and a member of Henry Masonic Lodge 119, AF & AM, the Mohammed Shrine in Peoria, and the former Lacon Shrine Club and the Henry Heart Club, where he had served as president.
Survivors include one son, James (Michelle) Holmes of Citra, Fla.; one daughter, Elizabeth Holmes of Laeo Vista, Texas; one sister, Gertrude Beggs of Menomonee, Wis.; and three grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Carole, and two sisters.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Ries-McKitrick & Newton Mortuary, Henry, with the Rev. Kenneth Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Putnam Cemetery, Putnam.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, where his lodge will give a masonic service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to his church or the Marion County Senior Services, 1644 N.E. 22 Ave., Ocala, FL 34471.
WALNUT -- Mary C. Adams, 74, a resident of Walnut Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Tampico, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at Walnut Manor.
She was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Tampico to Robert B. and Vera E. (Foley) Adams.
She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Sterling, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico.
Survivors include two brothers, James L. (Carol) Adams of St. Louis, Mo., and Charles (Ida Mary) Adams of Tampico; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, with the Rev. Jesus Dominguez, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour before the services in the church.
Memorials may be directed to Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
The Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is in charge of arrangements.