Everett L. Skinner
September 19, 2003
ABINGDON - Everett L. "Buster" Skinner, 80, 300 N. Jefferson St., Apt. 401, formerly of Hermon, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 18, 2003) in Care Center of Abingdon.
He was born Feb. 14, 1923, near Lake Bracken, the son of John and Matilda Emert Skinner.
He married Lelah Slagel on May 9, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Dan (and Teresa) Skinner, St. Augustine, and Bill Skinner, Galesburg; two sisters, Nydia Morris and Doris Clampitt, both of Abingdon; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and five brothers.
He graduated from Gilson High School in 1941.
He farmed near Hermon for 30 years. He was tax assessor for Chestnut, Maquon, Salem and Elba Townships for nine years.
He was a member of First Assembly of God Church, a member of Gideons International, a charter member of the Spoon River Antique Agriculture Association and a member of TRIAD. He volunteered as a Sunday school teacher at Care Center of Abingdon for many years.
Cremation will be accorded. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Todd Henderson officiating. No visitation is planned. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or Community Hospices of America.
Slover, Richard W.
February 8, 2004
OQUAWKA - Richard W. Slover, 75, formerly of Oquawka, died at 10:04 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 7, 2004) in the home of his daughter in Pekin.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Turnbull Funeral Home, Oquawka.
Smith, Kenneth L.
August 12, 2003
PRAIRIE CITY - Kenneth L. Smith, 81, Prairie City, formerly of Macomb, died at 10:24 a.m. Monday (Aug. 11, 2003) in Prairie City Health Care Center.
He was born Aug. 11, 1922, in LaHarpe, the son of Walter Cannie and Allie Mae Connor Smith.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth (and Pam) Smith, Roseville, Donald (and Vicki) Smith, Avon, and Ronald (and Barb) Smith, Bushnell; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a great-grandson.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Blandinsville Cemetery, with the Rev. Terry Broady officiating. Friends may call at from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home; family will not be present.
Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Prairie City Health Care Center.
Smith, Arline J.
February 19, 2004
ROSEVILLE - Arline J. Smith, 96, Roseville, died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2004) in LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.
Her body was donated to science. No service or visitation are planned. Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, is in charge of arrangements.
February 5, 2004
ADAIR - Charles Smith, 74, Adair, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 4, 2004) in McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
October 4, 2003
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. - Evelyn Smith, 79, Camp Verde, died Sept. 27, 2003, at home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Abingdon, the daughter of Leonard and Lola Thurman Purdue.
Surviving are two sons, Carl (and Peggy) Kennett III, Abingdon, and Hildred (and Linda) Kennett, Yucaipa, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She worked at Blue Bell, Victor Casket Hardware and Admirals.
Cremation will be accorded. No services are planned in Arizona.
Lucille V. Smith
September 27, 2003
PEORIA - Lucille V. Smith, 92, a resident of St. Augustine Manor, died there at 2:24 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 21, 2003).
She was born Nov. 1, 1910, in Metamora, the daughter of John C. and Margaret C. Leary Rohman.
She married Clarence W. Smith on Aug. 27, 1932, in Peoria. He died Feb. 17, 1966.
Surviving are a son, William (and Cynthia) Smith, Galesburg; three daughters, Sister Mary Anne Smith C.S.J., St. Louis, Mo., Jeannie (and David) Dunniway, Morton, and Bernadette (and Thomas) Eisenbarth, El Lago, Texas; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, David Smith; a daughter, Sharon Smith; two brothers and three sisters.
She worked as a sales clerk at Bergners for 13 years, retiring in 1972.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its Martha and Mary Society and quilting club; and was a member of the Peoria Widow and Widowers Club and Seminary Aid.
Funeral was Thursday in Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Peoria.
Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Manor and the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Louis.
Snyder, Dorothy I.
February 24, 2004
MONMOUTH - Dorothy I. Snyder, 79, Monmouth, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 22, 2004), in Community Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Monmouth, the daughter of Benjamin and Ruby Romine Wiley.
She married Harold J. "Snyd" Snyder on Feb. 9, 1943, in Kahoka, Mo. He died Nov. 3, 1993.
Surviving are one daughter, Margo (and John) Louck, Monmouth; one son, Larry D. (and Darlene) Snyder, Monmouth; one brother, Jim (and Virginia) Chiles, Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School.
She and her husband established and were lifelong partners in H. Snyder & Company, Inc., a land improvement contracting business. After graduating high school, she spent many years as a secretary in the field of insurance, retiring in 1970 from Ingersoll Insurance Agency.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the "Friday Night Card Club."
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Turnbull Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Epperson officiating. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home; family will be present from 7 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Monmouth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Western Illinois Animal Rescue or the American Legion Auxiliary.
Katherine L. Sornberger
December 9, 2003
ONEIDA - Katherine Lucile Sornberger, 88, Oneida, died at 10:07 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 7, 2003) in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.
She was born April 18, 1915, in Charles City, Iowa, the daughter of Ford E. and Mary Jane Stargell Bowman.
She married Parker Sornberger on Dec. 9, 1939, in Galesburg. He died Dec. 27, 1989.
Surviving are a niece, Jeanie (and Lowell) Johnson, Oneida; four great-nephews; and two great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a nephew.
She attended Altona High School and lived on a farm near Altona before moving to Oneida in 1950.
She worked in the volunteer office at Cottage Hospital for 10 years, retiring in 1983.
She was a member of United Methodist Church in Oneida and the Oneida Senior Citizens.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carolyn Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Oneida. Burial will be in Oneida Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church or the Alzheimer's unit at Seminary Manor, Galesburg.
November 8, 2003
ROSEVILLE - Freda Sourbeck, 77, Roseville, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 7, 2003) in Community Medical Center, Monmouth.
Corman Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
Spencer, Martha J.
January 12, 2004
ABINGDON - Martha J. (Olinger) Spencer, 69, 756 Illinois 41, Galesburg, died at 11:54 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004), in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born May 9, 1934, in Hermon, the daughter of Russell H. and Josephine Trulock Olinger.
She married Edward D. "Don" Spencer on Feb. 10, 1977, in East Galesburg.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Buffy (and Dwight) Sandy, East Galesburg; one brother, Stanley (and Marie) Olinger, rural Galesburg; two sisters, Annabelle (and Richard) Underwood, Somonauk, and her twin sister, Marilyn Olinger, Abingdon; two stepsons, Harry Edward (and Debbie) Spencer, Kincaid, and Cecil Ray Spencer, Orlando, Fla.; five stepgrandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She had lived in the Abingdon area all her life and graduated from Abingdon High School in 1952.
She was a homemaker.
She was a past member of AMVETS Auxiliary and the Spoon River and Skywatch CB Clubs.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Abingdon Cemetery, with the Rev. Raymond McLaren and Eleanor Landon officiating. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter or the American Diabetes Association.
Sperry, Lola D.
May 5, 2004
ROSEVILLE - Lola D. Sperry, 85, Roseville, formerly of Bardolph, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday (May 3, 2004) in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Bluff City, the daughter of Exie and Jennie Shaw Curless.
She married C. Edward Sperry on Sept. 29, 1940, in Bardolph. He died Aug. 28, 1964.
Surviving are a daughter, Diana Homrig, Mt. Horeb, Wis.; four grandchildren, including Kristi (and Shawn) Williams, Galesburg; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Neil; a daughter, Carol Beth; three brothers and four sisters.
She and her husband farmed near Bardolph, and she worked as a nurse at McDonough District Hospital for 19 years.
She was active in her church and had been a 4-H leader in Bardolph.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with the Rev. Douglas Kuster officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville.
October 20, 2003
GALESBURG - Joseph Spinillo, 89, 1004 Monroe St., died at 9:20 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 18, 2003) in East Peoria.
Watson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sproston, Douglas L. Jr.
June 16, 2003
ALEDO - Douglas L. Sproston Jr., 23, of Aledo, died Saturday (June 14, 2003) at the Mercer County Hospital.
He was born Jan. 16, 1980, in Aledo, the son of Douglas and Rebecca Barnes Sproston.
Surviving are his fiancee, Melinda Neer, Aledo; a daughter, Cameron Sproston, Aledo; his mother; Rebecca Barnes Sproston, Aledo; his father, Douglas Sproston Sr., Aledo; a brother, Christopher Sproston, Aledo; his paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Sproston, Aledo; his maternal grandmother, Janice Barnes, Hannibal, Mo.; his great-grandfather, Joseph Matkin, Rock Island; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He attended the Aledo Schools and received his Commercial Driver's License in Paducah, Ky.
He worked at the Milan Auto Auction and Happy Joes. He also was employed at Crop Production Services in Joy.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fippinger Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Crede of the Aledo United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Aledo Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cameron Sproston Education Fund.