September 19, 1983
Vera P. Vantine
Vera P. Vantine, 76, of Macon died Sunday morning at her home.
She was born Dec. 19, 1906, in rural Macon County near Atlanta to Wilham W. and Roberta Ella White Cherry. She married Charles Vantine. He died Jan. 19, 1970. Mrs. Vantine was a longtime resident of Macon County. She was a member of the former Moores Chapel west of Atlanta.
Survivors include a sister, Bonnie Cherry, of the home; a half-brother Dorrel White of Michigan; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, four brothers and one stepson.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Arterburn will officiate. Burial will be in the New Cambria City Cemetery. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
The Daily Gate City
May 11, 1960
Mrs. Collins rites held in Wyaconda
WYACONDA, Mo. -- Mrs. Allie Van Collins, 76, of Wyaconda, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday.
She was born June 24, 1884 in Carthage, Ill., the daughter of Ambrose Bryant and Sarah Johnson.
In 1906 she married Charles Edward Brookhart. To this union five children were born, two girls and three boys.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Retha Howe and Margaret Newberry.
Surviving are three sons, Ayle Brookhart of Novelty, Missouri, William and Charles of Keokuk, three step daughters, Esma Imus of Calif., Inez Collins of Calif., and Marinda Trammel of Galesburg, Illinois, eighteen grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, John Collins of Wyaconda, who died in 1956.
Mrs. Collins was a member of the Baptist church of Wyaconda.
Funeral service was held at the Baptist church, Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gerald Davidson officiating. Burial was in the Wyaconda cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jack Brookhart, Billy Lee Brookhart, Eugene Brookhart, Richard Brookhart, Edward Brookhart, Dennis Brookhart.
The York News-Times
November 6, 1979
E1sie VanOstrand of The Hearthstone died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 1979) at York General Hospital at age 90.
She was the widow of Royal H. VanOstrand.
She was born Jan. 14, 1889, in Clark City, Iowa, to Felix and Mina (Green) Condreay.
Survivors include three sons, Arthur and Rolan, both of Sycamore, Ill., and Clarence of York; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a sister.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Metz Mortuary in York. The Rev. Herman Trauernicht will officiate. Burial will be in York Greenwood Cemetery.
Hancock County Historical Society
Lorenzo Conn, a well known and highly respected and former citizen of this vicinity, died at the home of his son, George Conn, in Blandinsville, Friday, Nov. 12, 1909, of heart failure, his sickness being the short time of only two weeks.
Lorenzo Conn was born in Hancock county, Ill., Oct. 23, 1847, aged 62 years and 19 days. Deceased was married on June 7, 1871, to Miss Margaret R. Dye. To this union were born eleven children, nine sons and two daughters, the wife and two sons having preceded him to the better world. The remaining nine are: Henry and George, of Blandinsville, Frank and Charles, of Tennessee, Silas, of Galesburg, William, of Colmar, Perry, of Macomb, Mrs. Ethel Callihan and Mrs. Ruby Yetter, of Webster, also one grandson, Iva Conn, of Blandinsville, who with an only brother, Marlow Conn, of near Burlington, Ia., two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Bullock, of Blandinsville, and Mrs. Ermina Rhea, of Ft. Green, besides a large number of nephews and nieces with a host of old friends in this community are left to mourn his departure. Mr. and Mrs. Conn lived all their lives in our vicinity and had many friends here as was manifested by the large audience which gathered Sunday at Majorville to pay respect to Mr. Conn's memory. Mrs. Conn died Sept. 5, 1906. Since her death Mr. Conn has never been contented any place, never forgetting the crushing grief he suffered in the death of his devoted wife. Mr. Conn was a pleasant neighbor and friend, always meeting his old friends with a pleasant smile at all times. Funeral services were held at Majorville Sunday afternoon, Nov. 14, 1909, conducted by Rev. Wm. Love, of Webster, after which his body was laid to rest beside that of his devoted and loved wife. The floral offerings were a beautiful collection by relatives and friends. The children have the deep sympathy of a large circle of friends in this vicinity, in this dark hour of their lives.
Hancock County Historical Society
Silas Conn and wife who were called here by the death of their father, remained for a few day's visit with the lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lem Parker.
The Edina Sentinal
KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT
Mrs. E. J. Bryant's Neck Broken in
Automobile Wreck Near Plevna
Mrs. E. J. Bryant, Shelbina, mother of Miss Lucille Bryant of Edina, was killed about 8 o'clock Saturday night when her car, driven by Miss Bryant, overturned at the turn toward Newark just north of Plevna. Her neck was broken when the car left the road and overturned into a ditch. Miss Bryant and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Bryant, of Kansas City, were unhurt.
Miss Bryant, it is said; mistook the direction of the curve as she attempted to take the Newark road, and the car continued into the ditch, overturning but not badly damaging it. Mrs. Bryant and her daughter-in-law had driven to Edina to visit Miss Bryant, who was returning to Shelbina with them to spend the weekend. Miss Bryant conducts a beauty parlor in Edina, known as the Bryant Beauty Service. She has conducted the place since October, 1936, when she purchased the former Bertram Beauty Shop.
Mrs. Bryant, one of Shelbina’s best known women and socially prominent, was a member of the Baptist Church and several social organizations. She was the former Cloy Connor, a daughter of Thomas J. and Belinda Elizabeth Connor. She was born in Promise City, Ia., Nov.15, 1878. She attended school there and married Edward J. Bryant, a native of Promise City, Dec.14, 1899. They moved to Shelbina in 1920, where her husband is an employee of the Farmers Produce Company.
Surviving are: The husband; two sons, Merle Raymond of Shelbina and Wayne J. of Kansas City; the daughter, Miss Lucille, of Edina; a grandchild, Rosemary Bryant, of Kansas City; two brothers, Lee and Ray Connor, of Promise City, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Roberts, Promise City.
Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon from the First Baptist Church in Shelbina, with the Rev. 0. P. Grobe in charge. Services were also held in Promise City, Ia., where the body was taken for burial at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Those attending the funeral at Shelbina from here were: Mrs. William Kriegshauser, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bowling, the Rev. and Mrs. N. S. Dunham, Wilbur Sharp, James Cook, Mrs. Margaret Waye, Mrs. Paul Schwarzweller, Mrs. Paul Callaway, Misses Helen Jones, Margaret McEwen and Helen Kelly.
Hancock County Historical Society
DEATH OF MRS. C. W. JOHNSON.
Died at Her Home in Plymouth, Mon-
day, Oct. 21, 1918, Aged 32 Years
8 Months and 7 Days.
Again the death angel has entered our midst, and from a home has taken a most prized treasure—Mother.
Rhoda Grace Cornelius, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Perry Cornelius was born Feb. 14, 1886, and departed this life, Oct. 21, 1918, being 32 years, 8 months and 7 days old.
On April 26, 1902 she was united in marriage to Curtis Johnson. To this happy union were born six children. Three children, Benjamin F., Myrtle and Earl Perry are left with their father to mourn her departure, three children having preceded their mother in death.
Though death came to her in early life when there was so much for which to live, yet it found her not unprepared. Years ago she gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Christian church of which she remained a consistent member until her death. Her death was full of triumph. She left a bright and shining testimony of her hope for the future, saying to those about her; "I am crossing the Dark River; I am going to meet my little ones, it is well," and with a song upon her lips she passed out of this life into more abundant life.
Today we lay to rest the broken casket but God has in His own keeping the invaluable gem—the soul.
Death to the believer is not like the evening star sinking into darkness but like the morning star, lost in the brightness of day.
Besides the husband and three children who mourn their loss, she leaves four brothers, Arthur, somewhere in France, John, Marshalltown, Ia., Ollie, and Benjamin of Hannibal, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Rilla Harrison of Hannibal, Mo., and other relatives and friends.
To these I would say, "Weep not as those who have no hope, she is not dead—she lives more abundantly over there. The sunset of her life here was but the sunrise of her life over there. Let the cords of her love, the memory of her life and devotion linger about you, and when it is your time to go may you be sustained by the same God whom she loved and trusted.
There is no death! The stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore,
And bright in heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forevermore.
There is no death! An angel form
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread;
He bears our best loved things away,
And then we call them "dead."
He leaves our hearts all desolate;
He pucks our fairest, sweetest flowers
Transplanted into bliss, they now
Adorn immortal bowers.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late residence conducted by Rev. A. E. Cole of the Plymouth Methodist church; interment in the Plymouth cemetery.