Wilber, Juanita M.
Juanita Thomka, 73, Kenosha Wisc.
Juanita M. Thomka, 73, of Kenosha, Wisc., formerly of Brownstown,died Friday, Jan. 20, 1995 in Washington Manor in Kenosha, Wisc. Services were held Monday in Kenosha, with Rev. H.G. Spencer of Kenosha and Rev. Larry Kimberlin of Altamont officiating.
Burial was in Green ridge Cemetery, Kenosha.
Hansen Funeral Home, Kenosha, was in charge of arrangemente.
Mrs. Thomka was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Brownstown, daughter of Gilbert and Margaret Rine Wilber. She attended schools in Brownstown and later worked as a waitress there before going to Kenosha in 1941. She was employed at MacWhyte Co. through World War II and later worked as head cashier at J.J. Newberry's Drug Store and Park Drugs, from 1963 until retirement in 1986. She married Gustov S. Thomka of April 15,1944. He died Nov. 16, 1990.
Surviving are her son Terry Kimberlin, Kenosha, Wi.; daughter,Sharon roedel of Denver, N.C.; brother, Charles Wilber of Decatur; sister, Monda Kimberlin of Brownstown; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews from the immediate area.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Emory and Russell Wilber.
Reva Ruth Wilson (Mahon)
Mrs. Jesse (Ruth Wilson) Mahon, 53, of Brownstown died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Dec.28,
in Fayette County hospital Vandalia.
Funeral sevices will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday In Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown.
Robert Luse, pastor of the Brownstown Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be In Pilcher Cemetery near Brownstown.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday.
Mrs. Mahon was born in Junction City, Ark. June 20, 1921,
a daughter of Emery and Bessie (Davis) Wilson.
She and Jesse Mahon were married June 30 1940. in St. Charles. Mo.
Surviving are her husband; sons. Ray of Brownstown, John of St. Louis. Mo. David, at home;
daughter, Carol, at home; mother of Eldorado, Ark.; sister, Mrs. Eva Havard of Eldorado. Ark.
(obit, Vandalia Leader)
Excerpts from her funeral:
Age, 53 years 6 months and 8 days.
Services were held at Claggett Funeral Chapel, Brownstown, Illinois.
Services were started at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, 31 December, 1974.
Officiating was Robert Luse his wife Dorothy was the organist.
Vocal selections were given by Anita Robertson and Betty Miller.
Bearers were: Jesse Miller, Tom Robertson, Leo Severns, Delbert Hug, John Orville Williams and Everett Stokes.
Oscar YUND, son of Phillip and Elizabeth YUND,
was born July 9, 1874, and died July 14, 1938.
He married Nola LANSFORD, daughter of I.I. and Fannie LANSFORD, and they had 6 children.
Mr. YUND has been a resident of this community for many years.
When a young man, he became a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church.
He leaves his wife; and 6 children, Harold of Del Monte, Colo.; L____a of Champaign; Phyllis SIGRIST
of Farina; Addie, Jimmy and Dickey of home;1 sister, Mrs. Ida DECKERT of St. Elmo; 1 brother, Edwin YUND of Kinmundy; and 2 grandchildren.
Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
4 July, 1976
Mrs. Bessie S. McCormick 86, of Brownstown, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 4, in Fayette County Hospital.
Mrs. McCormick was born Feb. 20,1890 in Otego Township, a daughter of Calvin J. and Rosetta (Bolt) Crawford. She married Samuel M. McCormick April 16, 1908.
She was a member of the Brownstown United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Sam, of Brownstown; daughters, Veda and Meta McCormick, both of Brownstown; son, Vance of Vandalia; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Crawford; half-brothers, John Mahon and Jake Crawford; half-sisters, Alda Hcndrickson and Barbara Hicks.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday in Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, the Rev. Charles Simpkins officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Grover Allen, age 10, passed away Saturday noon, Nov. 6, 1926.
Grover was a pupil of the sixth grade, Faxon school.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Walter Branson of 8206 Holmes and two brothers, Thomas and Burrwell, sister Lillian, all of the home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Ivanhoe Chrisitian Church, 87th and Michigan, conducted by his pastor, Carl. A. Burkhart.
His remains will lie in state at the church from noon Tuesday until service hour.
Interment Forest Hill Cemetery. Reported by Eylar Funeral Home.
KANSAS CITY STAR
Nov. 7, 1926
Grand-daughter of The Late Reverend Benjamin Mahon
THE VANDALIA LEADER
June 1, 1933 dod May 25, 1833
Mahon Dies Friday
Mrs. Laura Mayhew Succumbs While a Patient in St. Louis Hospital
Mrs. Laura Mayhew, of Columbia, Illinois, wife of E. C. Mayhew, daughter of Mrs. Anna Branson, of Vandalia, and granddaughter of the late Rev. Benjamin Mahon, pioneer Primitive Baptist minister, died Tuesday night while a patient in the Deaconess Hospital inSt.Louis.
Two weeks ago Mrs. Mayhew was stricken with cerebral hemorrhage, which was the cause of her death. Her final illness followed her participation in a Woman’s Club program at Greenville. She devoted much time and talent to civic and religious activities, and she will be greatly missed because of not only her charming personality, but as a woman who gave liberally of her means and energies towards the uplift of humanity. Funeral services will be held from the church this (Thursday, June 1st) afternoon at two thirty, Rev. N. C. Henderson, pastor of the Vandalia M. E. Church, officiating. Interment in Fillmore cemetery.
Mrs. Mayhew was born in Vandalia and remained with her family here until they moved to Fillmore when she was about ten years. There she grew to womanhood, was educated in the schools and took her place in life.
She was untied in marriage with E. C. Mayhew, and the family located in Columbia several years ago, where the children grew to manhood and womanhood. Her father, Thomas Branson, a native of Fayette County, preceded her in death about fifteen years ago. Mrs. Mayhew was aged 47 years at the time of her death.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Anna Branson, of Vandalia; the husband, E. C. Mayhew, of Columbia, Illinois; a son Harold, 26; a daughter Annabelle who graduated from Columbia high school this year; a sister, Mrs. J. Wilson Smith, of Vandalia; and a brother, Dolby Branson, of Kansas City, besides other relatives and many friends in the different localities where she lived.
During her final illness the husband and children were constantly at her bedside at the hospital. Her mother, Mrs. Anna Branson, divided her time between the Mayhew household and home in Columbia and her daughter’s bedside in the Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis; and Mrs. Smith called to see her sister practically every day since she was stricken.
Mrs. John Stine of Brownstown, is also a surviving aunt of the deceased. Mrs. Stine and Mrs. Branson, of Vandalia, are the only remaining members of the family of the late Rev. Benjamin Mahon, pioneer Primitive Baptist minister, who passed on many years ago.