Myers, Jerry B.
August 17, 2003
ABINGDON - Jerry B. Myers, 35, died at 4:23 p.m. Friday (Aug. 15, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born March 24, 1968, in Galesburg, the son of Gary W. and Linda Durkee Myers.
He married Jana L. Hastings on Sept. 30, 1995.
Surviving are his father, Gary (and Brenda) Myers, and his mother, Linda Durkee; one son, Jacob Myers, Abingdon; his grandmother, Marshaleen Myers, Avon; six brothers, Gary Myers and Terry Myers, both of Bushnell, Lawrence Myers and Cary Myers, both of Malibu, Calif., Barry W. Myers, Abingdon, and Aaron Myers, Glenn Ellyn; one sister, Meridith M. Farley, Minier; one stepbrother, Jimmy Roy, Ashland; two stepsisters, Lucretia Clark, Avon, and Tonya Roy, Avon; and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.
He was born and raised in the Avon community and graduated from Avon High School. He attended Western Illinois University and later worked at Butler Manufacturing, Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Avon United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home, Avon. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to an education trust fund for his son at Tompkins State Bank.
Myers, Clayton H.
June 3, 2004
FAIRVIEW - Clayton H. Myers, 71, 220 Carter St., died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday (June 1, 2004), in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born April 16, 1933, in Blyton, the son of Herbert and Nettie Sinnett Myers.
He married Emma Lou Rench in 1952. She died in 1964. He later married Janice Cozart on Dec. 2, 1967.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Marvin (and Adrienne) Myers, Fairview, and Melvin (and Mary) Myers, Canton; two daughters, Kim (and Michael) Johnson, Smithfield, and Michele R. Myers, New Albany, Ind.; one brother, Lawrence (and Patty) Myers, Charleston, S.C.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army from 1952 to 1954, and a member of the Fairview American Legion Post 644.
He worked at Admiral Corporation in Galesburg and also Glaser Gravel Pit at London Mills. He later worked at Truax Trauer Coal Company at Fiatt, and later worked for Consolidated Coal Company at Norris and Pinckneyville before retiring.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wiley Cemetery, rural Ellisville, with the Rev. Joe Tomich officiating. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 644. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home, Cuba.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Rescue Squad.
Myers, Shirley J.
August 9, 2003
ABINGDON - Shirley J. Myers, 79, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon, died at 12:35 a.m. Friday (Aug. 8, 2003) at the Care Center.
She was born May 29, 1924, in Kansas City, the daughter of Howard and Margarite Caslin Cowan.
She married Robert S. Myers on Dec. 17, 1947, in Knoxville. He died March 1, 1984.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen (and Dave) Tabb, Abingdon; two sons, Keith (and Sherry) Myers, Victoria, and Kendal (and Karen Schwieter) Myers, Galesburg; two brothers, Bruce Cowan, Tucson, Ariz., and Jim (and Doranne) Cowan, Galesburg; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1942.
She and her husband lived in Knoxville until moving to Abingdon in 1963.
She was a homemaker.
She was of the Methodist Faith.
She was a member of the Rotary Wives and the Knox American Legion Post Auxiliary.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg, with Eleanor Landon officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Knox County Humane Society.
Nafziger, Mark J.
August 12, 2003
KNOXVILLE - Mark James T. Nafziger, 22, 944 Stony Hollow Road, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday (Aug. 11, 2003) at home.
He was born Jan. 21, 1981, in Galesburg, the son of Gerald D. and Ellen S. Carr Nafziger.
Surviving are his parents; a sister, Kimberly (and Kendall) Wertzler, Morton; a brother, Scott (and Sandi) Nafziger, Rochester; five nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Candace Loquist, North Henderson.
He attended Knoxville High School and was attending Carl Sandburg College.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, where isitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to the Larry Casting Kids, c/o Kathy Beers, 1903 El Camino Drive, Pekin, IL 61554-6371.
November 11, 2003
ROODHOUSE - Marion Nebergall, 81, Galesburg, formerly of Roodhouse, died Friday (Nov. 7, 2003) in Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born March 27, 1922, in Roodhouse, the daughter of Virgil and Essie Casteel Smith.
Surviving are a brother, Calvin (and Ellen) Smith, Galesburg; and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Virgil Nebergall.
She graduated from Roodhouse High School in 1940 and attended Culver-Stockton College.
She had worked at several restaurants in the Belleville area. She moved to Galesburg in 1989.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Roodhouse.
Graveside service was in Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Roodhouse, was in charge of arrangements.
January 11, 2004
GALVA - Doris L. Nelson, 92, Galva, died Saturday (Jan. 10, 2004) in her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.
Nelson, James R.
December 28, 2003
ROCK ISLAND - James R. Nelson, 72, Rock Island, died Thursday (Dec. 25, 2003) in Trinity Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Rock Island, the son of Clarence R. and Eleanor J. Schmutz Nelson.
He married Shirley Moody in San Diego, Calif.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Deborah (and James) Waymack, Milan, Julie Baker, Peosta, Iowa, and Nancy (and Mark) Stoneberger, Geneseo; two sons, Mark Nelson and James (and Lori) Nelson Jr., both of Orion; and eight grandchildren
He was a member of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, Sherman Masonic Lodge 535 AF&AM of Orion, Orion Order of the Eastern Star 93, Medinah Temple AAONMS of Chicago, the Train Collectors Association, Illini Valley Model Train Club, the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, Model T Ford Club and Antique Motorcycle Club of America Inc. He was a 50-year member of the Moline American Legion Post 246 and Rock Island County Farm Bureau and a charter member of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He later enlisted in the Air Force Reserves and the Army National Guard.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home, with a Masonic service conducted at 6:30 p.m. by the Sherman Masonic Lodge 535 AF&AM, Orion. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, with military rites conducted by the Moline American Legion Post 246.
Memorials may be made to Broadway Presbyterian Church or the Shriner's Hospital for Children.