Mahon, Jesse Alvin
Jesse A. Mahon, 79, of Brownstown died at 9:29a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1997, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia Il. There will be no service. The body was donated to medical science. Memorials may be made to Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, was
in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mahon was born Sept. 17,1917 in Brownstown, the son of John and Pearl (Rine) Mahon. He married R. Ruth Wilson in 1940. She died in 1974. He married Anita K. Switzer in 1976. He was a carpenter/mill Wright, for United Brotherhood Carpenters Union Local 634, Salem, and was a U.S. Army World war II veteran.
Survivors include his wife; sons John of Garner, N.C., Leland of Beecher City, David W. of Vandalia; daughter, Carol Jean Mahon: of Brownstown; brother, Hubert of Brownstown; sister, Alda Watts of Branson, Mo. stepsons, Jeff Daley of South Carolina, David Daley of MeridIan, Miss, Steve' Daley of Vandalia; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren;
and two great-step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
May 27, 1952
John Mahon Dies Tues.,
Had Been In Poor Health
John Mahon, lifelong resident and former supervisor of Otego township. passed away at 2 am. Tuesday, May 27, at the Ramsey Nursing home. He had been in failing health for quite some time.
The body was taken to the Clagget Funeral Home in Browstown where it will remain until the hour of the funeral, which will be conducted at 2 p.m. today. Thursday, May 29 in the Brownston Christian church by Rev. John Grandt of Edgewood. Burial will be made in Pilcher cemetery.
Son of the late Jacob and Rosetta Bolt Mahon he was born Feb. 7,1880 and lived practically all his life on a farm south of Brownstown. In 1905 he was united in marriage with Pearl Rine, whose death occured Feb. 4, 1949
He leaves sons. George of Decatur. Hubert and Jesse of Brownstown; daughters, Mrs. Alda Watts of Branson, Mo., and Mrs. Virginia Hoy of Brownstown, grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends.
Neighbors and those who knew him best will testify he was an exemplary citizen and friend.
Mr. Mahon was a member of the Four Mile Prairie Christian church. In addition to names abovementioned of living relatives. he leaves a step-sister, Mrs. Barbara Hicks of Brownstown: a half-sister, Mrs. Sam McCormick of Brownstown, 14 grand and three great grandchildren.
Deceased are two children, a half-brother and a sister. In addition to having been Otego township's supervisor, Mr. Mahon had for many years served as member of the school districts board of directors.
Mahon, John Merida DeMerit Americus
Source: The Greenville Advocate 06/13/1956
John Meriday MAHON
J.M. Mahon, 82 Dies Suddenly at Home Here
Funeral for native of Fayette County on Tuesday afternoon
John Meriday Mahon (John Meriday Americus Demerit Mahon), 82, a resident of Greenville for more than 30 years, died suddenly at his home, 425 EastVine Avenue at 10:15 p.m. (D.S.T.) Sunday. Mr. Mahon had been in failing health for the past year and had been hospitalized 3 times during that period. For the past 5 days he had not been feeling as well as usual. Sunday night he went into the bedroom and lay down on the bed to rest.A short time later his wife went into the room and found him. A physician was summoned but he was past human aid.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Donnell Funeral Home at 2:30p.m., Tues., the Rev. Carl H. Mitchell, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Intermint will be at Mt. Auburn Memorial Park.
John Merida Mahon, son of Henry Dennis and Elvira (Pryor) Mahon, was born March 31, 1874
in Lone Grove Township, Fayette County and was aged 82 years, 4 months,and 12 days.
He followed the occupation of farming in his early life and on August 29, 1899 he was married to Miss Nellie Stephens, at the home of her parents, near Loogootee. They lived on the farm until 1904 when they moved to Loogootee where he operated a furniture store and was a funeral director.Later he was interested in a general store with his brother-in-law, inLoogootee under the firm name of Mahon & Hamilton.
Still later he was in business in St. James with his brother. They moved to Meridian,Cal. in 1917 where they lived 2 years and then moved back to Fayette County. In 1923 the family moved to Greenville where Mr. Mahon was employed at the Greider Bakery and its successors for 17 years.
He later worked at the Eakin Locker plant until he retired in 1954.
Surviving are his wife, 1 son, Gerald L., of East St. Louis, 3 daughters,Emogene, wife of Fred Baker of Beckemeyer; Lucille, wife of Verne E. Spratt of this city, and Lorraine, wife of Edward H. Loyd of Vandalia; seven grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Asceola (Osceola) Hamilton of Vandalia. A son Glen Everett died in infancy as did a sister, Prudence.
5 brothers "K", "B", Thomas, Rollin, and Jackson have preceeded him in death.
John Lester MAHON
John Lester Mahon, son of John and Pearl Mahon, was born June 21, 1906 and passed away at his home in Otego Township, Fayette county,Ill. December 20 1930 at the age of 24 years 5 months and 29 days.
On November 25, 1925 he was united in marriage to Miss Lena Calvert. To this union one child was born. whom they named Mary, who is left to comfort her mother in her sore afflication.
Beside his wife and daughter he leaves he leaves to morn his passing his father and mother, three brothers and three sisters, namely, George of Decatur and Virginia, Bessie, Alta, Hubert and Jesse of Brownstown,
together with other relatives and friends. The esteem in which he was held was evidenced by the large crowd which attended the funeral service, which was held at the Lutheren Church, near St. St James, conducted by Rev. C. B. Whiteside. The body was interred in the cemetary north of St. James
- St. Elmo Banner.
Mahon, Maria Jane
Maria move to Texas, West of Houston
Kinmundy Express Jan 1944
Mrs. Maria MAHON WEST, 84, wife of the late George W. WEST of Houston, Texas, died Jan. 5.
She was born and reared in Kinmundy, later with her husband moved to Kansas, but for the past 22 years has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Georgiana ALLEN of Houston.
The son, Frank G. WEST, died in 1938. She is survived by the daughter; a brother,
George B. MAHON of Green Mountain, Colo; 3 granddaughters, Mrs. Pat H. BEEVENS and
Miss Patricia WEST, both of Houston, and Mrs. Thomas H. HALE of Baytown, Texas.
Percy F. Mahon, 70, of Decatur died at 3:10pm on Friday, June 5 in his home. Mr. Mahon was born on Nov. 23,1921, in Loogootee, son of Lou and Hattie (Oliver) Mahon. He was retired from Greyhound Bus Lines and was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II.
He married Mary Belle Shake Lane in 1964. She died in 1984
Surviving are his son, Charles F. of Decatur; stepson, David A. Lane, Daniel R. Lane, Charles F. Lane, Eric R. Lane and Jame A. Lane, all of Decatur; sister Bertha Gillespie of Gravois Mills, Missouri; 2 grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 great-stepgrandchildren.
Two brothers and two stepgrandchildren preceded him in death. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 10 in Graceland Cemetery, Decatur. Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home, Decatur, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: American Cancer Society, American Heart Fund or Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
Wichita Falls Times
Wichita Falls, Texas
March 12, 1978
Ralph A. Mahon, 79, of 1611 Aldrich died Saturday in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Leffel, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park. Mahon was born January 10, 1899, in Vandalia, Illinois, and had lived in Wichita Falls 38 years. He was a retired Civil Service employee.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell; a son, Jed Mahon of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Bales of Nocona, Texas, and Mrs. Ruth Ferguson of Wichita Falls, Texas; a brother, Jed E. Mahon of Granite City, Illinois; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Whatley, Billy Steven Gandy, Eddie Bales, Bill Gandy, Randy Bales, and Richard Mahon.