Mary E. Stull
April 4, 2005
ALEXIS - Mary E. Stull, 310 E. Main St., Alexis, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday (April 1, 2005) in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born Sept. 26, 1908, in Monmouth, the daughter of Morris E. and Mary E. Murray Shunick.
She married Clarence Stull on Jan. 29, 1932, in Monmouth. He died May 1, 1958.
Surviving are three sons, Clarence F. Stull and Bill (and Ruth) Stull, both of Alexis, and Robert E. (and Judy) Stull, Galesburg; four daughters, Mary Kay (and Bill) Fox, North Henderson, Betty Ann (and Carl) Bruns, Alexis, Roberta Jane (and Bill) Burgland, Galesburg, and Martha Lynn Baker, Phoenix; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.
She attended McCaw Corners school.
She was worked as a psychiatric aide at Galesburg Mental Health Center for 21 years, retiring in 1985, and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with the Revs. Ernest Pizzamaglio and Deus-Dedit Byabato officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Watson Funeral home, with the rosary recited at 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Monmouth.
Memorials may be made to her church and OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
Orah A. Way
April 5, 2005
ABINGDON - Orah A. Way, 100, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon, died there at 10:13 p.m. Sunday (April 3, 2005).
She was born Dec. 8, 1904, near Hermon, the daughter of Charles Edwin and Nancy Campbell Jones.
She married Harley C. Way on April 26, 1924, in Galesburg. He died Dec. 25, 1970.
Surviving are a daughter, Lois (and Carl) Howerter, Mount Aukum, Calif.; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a brother.
She lived in Abingdon since 1921. She was a homemaker and worked at the former Blue Bell Manufacturing Company in Abingdon.
She was a member of Abingdon Christian Church, where she served as church secretary, was a member of the Lydian Sunday school class and involved in several circles in the church.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, with the Rev. Raymond McLaren officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Abingdon Christian Church or Care Center of Abingdon.
Mary V. King
April 5, 2005
BUSHNELL - Mary V. King, 99, rural Bushnell, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (April 3, 2005) at home.
She was born June 10, 1905, near Avon, the daughter of Samuel J. and Edna Luper Kreider.
She married William Leo King on April 25, 1925, in Peoria. He died Sept. 20, 1976.
Surviving are a daughter, Connie King (and Don) Osborne, Omaha, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Rose King, Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, William Dan, a brother and two sisters.
She farmed with her husband in McDonough County. She played the piano in the Leo King Orchestra.
She was a member of Bushnell United Methodist Church and the Bushnell PEO.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bushnell United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Douglas officiating. Family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at King Red Gables Farm. Private burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Melvin D. Thomas
April 6, 2005
ALEXIS - Melvin Dale Thomas, 75, Alexis, died at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday (April 5, 2005) in Community Medical Center, Monmouth.
He was born Aug. 23, 1929, in Cincinnati Landing, the son of Harry and Estella Curry Thomas.
He married Dorothy Riley on April 10, 1954, in Burlington, Iowa.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Dale (and Debbie) Thomas and Brian Thomas, both of Alexis; two daughters, Gloria (and Daniel Jacobson) Thomas and Bonnie (and Bill Spearman) Thomas, both of Monmouth; two sisters, Helen Pelican of Barry, and Glenna Sutton, Hannibal, Mo.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
He was reared and educated in Barry.
He served with the Army during the Korean War.
He worked at the Iowa Ordinance Plant in Burlington, Iowa, before working at the Box Factory in Galesburg from 1955 until he retired in 1992.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis; the family will be present from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
A memorial fund has been established.
Anna Mae Wagner
April 6, 2005
SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - Anna Mae (Rankin) Wagner, 84, Sutter County, died at 2 p.m. Saturday (April 2, 2005) in Woodland Memorial Hospital, Woodland, Calif.
She was born July 20, 1920, in Warren County, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Rankin.
She married Philip Wagner on Dec. 11, 1943, in Galesburg, Ill.
Surviving are her husband of Sacramento, Calif., one son, Paul Wagner, Yuba City, Calif.; one daughter, Pam Wagner, Sacramento; two sisters, Frances Overstreet, Cantril, Iowa, and Mildred Whitaker, LaGrange, Ky.; one grandson; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.
She was born near Raritan, Ill., where she was raised and educated.
She has lived in California since 1949.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Raritan Cemetery, Raritan. There will be no visitation. Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be made to local animal shelters.
C. Don Edwards
April 7, 2005
WATAGA - C. Don "Lum" Edwards, 82, 227 S. Depot St., died at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday (April 5, 2005) in Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg.
He was born April 16, 1922, in Fidelity, the son of Charles W. and Edith Noble Edwards.<0x00A0>
He married Clara Tate on July 26, 1946, in Knoxville.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Mike (and Penny) Edwards, Independence, Mo.; three daughters, Linda (and Lee) Morgan, Wataga, Rhea (and Tom) Foster, Galesburg, and Mary (and John) Nelson, Lake Bracken; four sisters, Charlotte (and George) McGee, Mount Pulaski, Charlene Druce, Lancaster, Pa., Gracie (and Derrel) Dempsey, O'Fallon, and Joann Heidloff, Bloomington; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.<0x00A0>He was preceded in death by a grandson, a brother and a sister.
He lived in Wataga the past 52 years.
He worked in maintenance at the former Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation in Galesburg for 30 years.
Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Knoxville Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.<0x00A0>
Memorials may be made to Wataga Congregational Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Carrie B. Starcevich
April 7, 2005
FARMINGTON - Carrie Belle Starcevich, 87, Farmington, died at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday (April 5, 2005) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Farmington, the daughter of Harvey and Maude Carter Painter.
She married John Starcevich on March 6, 1938, in Kahoka, Mo. He died July 8, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Larry (and Carilyn) Starcevich, Farmington, and Rickey (and Rhonda) Starcevich, Canton; three daughters, Velma (and Jerry) Harris, Canton, Sharon (and Kenneth) Welker, Farmington, and Shirley (and Gene) Allen, Galesburg; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
She was a homemaker and together with her husband and children farmed in the Farmington area.
She was a member of the Knox County Farm Bureau.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Yates City Cemetery, with the Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Yates City Rescue or BYE Ambulance Service.
Bobby L. Henry
April 7, 2005
NEKOMA - Bobby L. Henry, 73, Nekoma, died Tuesday (April 5, 2005) at home.
He was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Macomb, the son of Fredrick and Esther Gossage Henry.
He married Phyllis J. Green on Feb. 24, 1951, in Macomb.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Sheryl Peterson, Woodhull, and Kathy (and Joe) Cypert, Oswego; two sons, Mike (and Kathy) Henry, Woodhull, and Duane (and Tonya) Henry, Ophiem; two sisters, Barbara Hensley, Burlington, Iowa, and Pat Yetter, LaHarpe; three brothers, Leon Henry, Oquawka, Larry Henry, Keithsburg, and Gary Henry, Carmen; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He received his education from the Roseville and Good Hope schools.
He was a self employed milk hauler for 28 years and then was employed for the city of Burlington as a groundskeeper for the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Woodhull. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in LaHarpe Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
E. Jean Crowell
April 8, 2005
GALESBURG - E. Jean Crowell, 58, 274 W. Second St., died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday (April 6, 2005) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Dec. 7, 1946, in Monmouth, the daughter of Earl and Margaret Richardson Spry.<0x00A0>
She married George McCoy.<0x00A0>She married Willie Crowell on April 6, 1971, in Galesburg.
Surviving are her mother of Monmouth; her grandmother, Christa Richardson, Monmouth; a son, George McCoy Jr., Galesburg; a daughter, Angela Crowell, Galesburg; a brother, Ed (and Cindy) Spry, Galesburg; a sister, Marge (and Jim) Towle, Bartonville; two granddaughters, a grandson, and nieces and nephews.<0x00A0>She was preceded in death by her father.
She graduated from Roseville High School in 1964.<0x00A0>
She lived most of her life in Galesburg.
She worked at the former Galesburg Research Hospital for six years, and was a CNA, working at the former Applegate East Nursing Home for many years and at Rosewood Care Center for six years.<0x00A0>She was the first Galesburg Handi-Van driver, retiring in 1999.<0x00A0>
Cremation will be accorded.<0x00A0>Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Marilyn Anell officiating.<0x00A0>No visitation is planned.<0x00A0>Private burial will be later.<0x00A0>
Memorials may be made to the family.
Francis J. Faber
April 8, 2005
KEWANEE - Francis J. "Fritz" Faber, 77, Kewanee, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday (April 6, 2005) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Francis John Herman and Helen Braun Faber.
He married Margaret A. Reece on May 17, 1952, in Kewanee.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Timothy (and Jean) Faber, Steven (and Peggy) Faber and Matthew Faber, all of Kewanee, and Joseph Faber, Peoria; two daughters, Laurie (and Kenny) Entas, Galva, and Terri (and Ed) Wolfe, Kewanee, two sisters, Hilda (and Gene) Krug, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Ruth Lee, Seal Beach, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, David.
He moved to the Galva/Kewanee area at age 9 and attended local schools.
He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He worked at Walworth Foundry before becoming an Illinois State Police Trooper 1st Class in District 7, serving 28 years. He was the first trooper to have a patrol canine.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Police.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee, with Dr. James Breed officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, with military honors by the Kewanee Veterans Council and ceremonial rites by the Illinois State Police.
Memorials may be made to his church.
April 8, 2005
GALESBURG - Bert Wells, 97, Galesburg, formerly of Alpha, died Wednesday (April 6, 2005) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Breeds Station, the son of Philip Edward and Nona Gilbert Wells.
He married Alta Leola Miller on Sept. 10, 1930, in Vermont, Ill. She died Jan. 16, 1982. He then married Hazel Bernice Schoenbein on Oct. 9, 1985. She died Feb. 17, 2003.
Surviving are a daughter, Georgia (and Lester) Woods, Galesburg; five sisters, Nora Harding, Cameron, Verna Smith, Berwick, Eva Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., None Hallar, Canton, and Nina Hanson of Galesburg; one brother, Frank Wells, Galesburg; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and stepmother, Laura McDermet Wells, two daughters, one grandson, two great-grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
He worked as a farmhand and was employed at Douglas Lumber, Krueger Plumbing and Heating and Henderson Lumber and retired from Johnson Brothers Lumber.
He was a volunteer fireman for many years and remained as honorary fireman for several more years.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Alpha. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care Center.
Betty S. Lewis
April 8, 2005
GALESBURG - Betty Sandidge Lewis, 81, Columbus, Ind., formerly of 1153 N. Henderson St., died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday (April 6, 2005) in Four Seasons Health Care, Columbus, Ind.
She was born April 27, 1923, in Galesburg, the daughter of J. H. Lamerle and Genevieve Henley Kennedy.<0x00A0>
She married Ed Sandidge on April 10, 1950, in Galesburg.<0x00A0>He died Aug. 23, 1969.<0x00A0>She married Don Lewis on Dec. 27, 1970, in Galesburg.<0x00A0>He died July 4, 1995.
Surviving are a niece who cared for her, Shirley Shea, Columbus, Ind.; and two sisters, Phyllis Smith, Abingdon, and Joyce (and Dick) Jones, Bartonville.<0x00A0>She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
She was a homemaker who had lived in Galesburg most of her life.
Cremation will be accorded.<0x00A0>Private family graveside memorial service will be later in Linwood Cemetery.<0x00A0>There will be no visitation.<0x00A0>Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society.