Herbert McMillan, 57
Succumbs at Home (1962)
Herbert Harold McMillan, 57,
died suddenly at 13:30 a.m. April 1, at the family residence on Rural Route west of Loogootee.
A lifelong resident of Otego township and a member of one of the area's pioneer families. "Herb" as he was affectionately known by many neighbors and friends, was a son of Tom McMillan and Mettle Rine, McMillan, was born Feb. 25, 1905 and was a farmer.
At Salem, Ill. Sept. 9, 1930 he was united in marriage with Nellie, Schwarm who survives as do also his parents; sons, Don of Brownstown Route 2 and Alvin of Loogootee Route One and two grandchildren.
He was a member of Arm Prairie Christian Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in Beery and Holt Funeral Home
by Rev. John Clark, pastor of the Vandalia Christian Church.
Burial will be in German Reform Cemetery, West of Old Loogootee In Wheatland Township.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Monday.
Midst the final rites. Eugene Whitler will be soloist, with Mrs. Irma Deal accompanist.
Roy McMillian, 69
Roy M. McMillan, 69, of Decatur died a 3:10 a.m. Saturday. Nov. 15, 1986. in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Forsyth. Visitation is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dawson and Wikoff Colonial Chapel North,
Decatur, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials: New Facility Building Fund. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Forsyth.
Mr. McMillan was born in Brownstown. son of Arthur and Hattie McMillan.
He was a retired molder for Wagner Castings Co. and a World War II Army veteran.
He married Lydia Wiss in 1938.
Surviving are his wife: daughters. Mrs. Larry (Judy) Tish of Decatur
and Mrs. Dave (Linda) Switzcr of Oakley: step-mother. Frances McMillan of Brownstown; brothers. Robert of Arthur. Clyde of Keysport; Richard "Dick" of Bunker Hill. and Paul of St. Elmo: sisters. Edith Becker of Owaneco and Mrs. Everetl (Audrey) Pummill of LeRoy: and seven grandchildren.
One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
McMillan, Thomas E.
Thomas E. McMillan,
91, of rural Brownstown died at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1974.
In Mangner Manor Nursing Home Vandalia.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, the Rev. Carl Gibson of Effingham officiating. Burial was in Plicher Cemetery near Brownstown.
Mr. McMillan was born October 12, 1882, in Otego Township. A son of Robert and Florence (Washburn) McMillan. He and Mettie Jane Rine were married january 4, 1904, at Brownstown. She died in 1969.
A retired farmer, he was a member of Four Mile Christian Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eva Radliff of Vandalia; two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren
Leonard Mliller, 80, Brownstown
Leonard A. Miller, 80, of Brownstown died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, July 13,1989, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, with burial in Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown.
Memorials: First Christian Church, Brownstown.
Mr. Miller was born in rural Ramsey, son of Bolin and Ina Miller. He was a retired lineman for Southwestern Electric Cooperative and was a member of First Christian Church, Brownstown, men's Sunday School teacher, past deacon and member of Golden Years Club in Brownstown.
He married Virginia Mahon Hoy in 1960.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Pastor L. Joe of Hazel Dell and Larry of Memphis, Tenn.; stepson, Charles Hoy of Kalkaska, Mich.; daughter, Mrs. Charles (Marilyn) Yakel of Brownstown; stepdaughter, Doris Martin of
Hamel; sister. Joy Miller of Herrick; five grandchildren; four stepgrand- children; and five great-grandchildren. One sister and one grandchild preceded him in death.
Obituary in newspaper
June 24, 1915
DEATH ENDS LONG ILLNESS
At her home in Otego Township on last Friday, June 18, 1915, Mrs. Samuel Rine died after two years of sickness with that dread disease consumption (Tuberculosis). A large congregation of relatives, neighbors and friends assembled at the Four Mile Prairie Christian Church on last Sunday afternoon to pay their last
respects and to listen to a splendid funeral discourse by Rev. John Folger of Loogootee, under whom she was converted and baptised. The deceased was a kind, loving wife, mother and neighbor. She bore her sickness with true christian patience and was both ready and willing to go when her Master called.
She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her departure and they have the sympathy of all.
Internment was made in Griffith cemetery.
Virgie Garrett Dies
Mrs. Virginia (Virgie) Garrett, 73, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Centralia, at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, July 9. Funeral services were held from the Linton Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. C.C. Lowe officiating, with interment in the Sandy Branch Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Selby, one son, Tom, of Salem, three daughters, Mrs. Rada Caldwell, of Alma, Mrs. Lucille Eagan, of Patoka, and Mrs. Lorene Bender, of Centralia; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Williams, of Alma, and Mrs. Frances Kapper, of Colo., one brother, Mr. Robert Nichols, of Kankakee, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Kinmundy Express (July 13, 1961)
Mary "Frances" McMillan, 84, Centralia
Mary "Frances" McMillan, 84, of Centralia, formerly of Brownstown, died at 10:48 p.m.. Friday, Oct 25,1996 at St Mary's Hospital Centralia. Services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holt and File Funeral Home, Vandalia with the Rev. Kurt Jensen officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p-m. at the funeral home.
Burial was in Pilcher Cemetery, Brownstown. Memorials: Fayette County Cancer Fund.
Mrs. McMillan was bom Feb. 3, 1912 in Brownstown. the daughter of Luther Norman and Mabel Cooper Norman. She was a homemaker and member of the Four Mile Christian Church, Brownstown.
She is survived by step-sons, Robert McMillan of Arthur, Paul McMillan of St Elmo, Richard McMillan of Bunker Hill; step-daughters, Edith Becker of Taylorville and Audrey "Toots" Pummill of BIoomington; brother, James V. Norman of Benton; sisters. Velma Lucille Markwell of Stockton, Calif, and Louise Mane Bowen of Sandoval; five grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
Evelyn Rine (Osterholtz), 60
Evelyn J. Rine, 60, of Brownstown died at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, July 7 1984, In Fayette County Hospital,Vandalia.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown,
with the Rev. Reinhold Dierks officiating. Burial was in Griffith Cemetery, near Brownstown.
Memorials: Fayette County Cancer Society.
Mrs. Rine was born Feb.23, 1924, in Centralla, daughter of Walter E. and Mae E. Stelzriede
Osterholtz. She was a former bookkeeper for B.C. Christopher Grain Co. and a member of
Four Mile Christian Church, Brownstown, and Centralia Women of the Moose, a Girl Scout leader and a lifetime member and past president of Brownstown PTA.
She married Lewis Rine on Aug. 13, 1944, In Brownstown.
Surviving are her husband; son, James H. of Brownstown, daughters, Mrs. Ron (Saundra) Torbeck of Shobonier and Mrs. Tom (Deborah) Craycroft of Vandalia; brother, Robert Osterholtz of Kinmundy; sister, Irene McClure of Vandalia; half sister, Mrs. Joe (Sue) Beckler of Decatur and six grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.