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GILLHAM CEMETERY OBITUARIES



WINNINGHAM, LENA BEATRICE COLLISON

Jacksonville Journal Courier - 1 Sep 2004

Jacksonville - Lena Beatrice Winningham, 81, a former Jacksonville resident, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Hillcrest North in Knoxville, Tenn., after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

She was born Jan. 1, 1923, near Winchester, the daughter of John and Mabel Dickins Collison. She married Albert O. Winningham and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She is survived by three daughters, Roberta (husband, Reginald "Red") Shaw of Jacksonville, Beverly (husband, Dennis) Cox of Knoxville, Tenn. and Amy (husband, Ronald) Hall of Sedro Wooley, Wash.; one son, Albert Jr. (wife, Sandra) of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ethyl Martin, Lecie King and Edith Kennedy, all of Winchester, and Susie Milliken of Woodson; two brothers, Leroy (wife, Shirley) Collison of East Peoria and Gilford Collison of Beardstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Winningham was a member of Oxville Methodist Church. This past Mother's Day the Baptist Nursing Care Facility made her the "Resident of the Year." She was deeply loved and will be missed by all the staff and visitors who knew her.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church in South Jacksonville, with burial at Gillham Cemetery at Ebaugh Corner. The family will meet friends one hour prior to the service. Cody & Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.


BIED, CASIMIR R.

Jacksonville Journal Courier - 28 June 2004

Jacksonville - Casimir R. Bied, 70, of Jacksonville, died Saturday June 26, 2004, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

He was born Aug. 31, 1933, in Chicago, the son of Paul and Martha Steinert Biedrzycki. He married Vicki Morris on May 19, 1975, in Springfield, and she survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Erin (fiancÚ, Doug Turner) Bied at home, and Mary Metz and Joan (husband, Paul) Lossman, both of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four sons, Cullan at home, Robert (wife, Margaret) of Chicago, Mark (wife, Janet) of Frisco, Texas, and Dr. Paul (wife, Debbie) of Mystic, Conn.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Metz, Kimberly Metz, Sara Lossman, Jordan Lossman, Grace Lossman, Peter Bied, Emily Bied, Jonathan Bied and Conrad Bied; one sister, Sophie (husband, Jack) Gottemoller of North East, Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bied owned and operated Lawrence Pastry in Chicago. He later became involved in Chicago politics, soon becoming active statewide with the Democratic Party. He served as head of the school lunch program for the state of Illinois, Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction and was assistant Manager of the Illinois State Fair. He later returned to the bakery business as production manager for several grocery chains, including Super Value, Cub Foods and Shop-Rite. In 1992, Mr. Bied entered into business for himself as a consultant to the baking industry. He was a member and past president of the Illinois Retail Bakers Association, among other professional associations. He was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, Knights of Columbus, and A.F. & A.M. He was active in coaching several youth sports. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. His favorite pastimes were cooking for family and friends and entertaining everyone he met with stories and jokes.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with burial at Gillham Cemetery, near Winchester. Friends may call after noon Tuesday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, where the family will meet friends following a 5:45 p.m. prayer service, until 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Dr. Richard Moy Pulmonary Research Foundation at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.


WOOD, WILLIAM R.

Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Page 3 Sec A

William R. Wood, 83, of Jacksonville, died Saturday evening, May 17, 2003 at Passavant Area Hospital. He was born April 1, 1920 in Exeter, the son of Ray Henry and Apha Rowe Wood. He married Barbara Tankersley. and she survives.

He is also survived by one son, Richard Ray (fiance, Dee Lacy) Wood of Batesville, Ark.; one daughter, Deborah Lynn Wood of Jacksonville; one grandson, Buckie Ray Wood of Champaign; two sisters, Celia (husband, Larry) Gardner of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Mary Dietsch of Jacksonville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert R. Wood.

Wood was a truck driver for over 30 years, driving for Merchant's Motor Freight of St. Paul and Mid-American Truck Lines of Kansas City. Following his retirement, he was head bus driver for Pathway Services Unlimited for 18 Years. Wood was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville and a 55 year member of Harmony #3, A.F. & A.M.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22 at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville with burial at Gillham Cemetery near Winchester. Masonic Rites were conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Children's Hospital, First Baptist Church Handbell Choir, or Pathway Services Unlimited.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com


HORNBEEK, MABEL SUTER

Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Sec A3

Mable Hornbeek, 99, of Winchester, died Tuesday morning, March 1, 2005 at Scott County Nursing Center in Winchester. She was born May 19, 1905, the daughter of Oscar V. and Ida May Suter, in Nashville, Mo. In 1926, she married Russell Hornbeek in Winchester. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1987.

She is survived by one son, Albert Hornbeek of Chatham; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Luther Hornbeek; three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005 at Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Gillham Cemetery in Winchester. Memorials suggested to the Scott County Nursing Center.


SPENCER, JAMES MAURICE

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Winchester - James Maurice Spencer, 64, of Winchester, died Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2001, at his residence of natural causes.

He was born Oct. 24, 1936, in White Hall, the son of J. Ed. and Ida Mae Mitchell Spence. He married Lois Elaine Matthews Feb. 21, 1960, at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, and she survives.

He is also survived by a son, James Jeffrey (wife, Dina) of Winchester; a daughter, Catherine Lynn (husband, Ed) Kinzie of Union, S.C.; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce Evelyn.

Mr. Spencer was a 1954 graduate of Winchester High School. He attended Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois. He was a farmer in the Scott County area all of his life. He was a member of the Riggston/Merritt United Methodist Church. He was active in 4-H, serving on the Scott County 4-H Fair Board in various positions. He was a member of the Scott County Farm Bureau Board, and had been a FFA sponsor. He loved scuba diving, sailing and Winnie the Pooh.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester, with burial at Gillham Cemetery north of Winchester. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Winchester Fire Department Rescue Camera or to the Winchester, EMS.


LAKAMP, EDWIN J.

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Chapin - Edwin J. Lakamp, 95, of Chapin died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at his home.

He was born July 8, 1905, in Scott County, the son of Gust and Anna Tholen Lakamp. He married Rebecca Gillham in 1929 in rural Chapin; she preceded him in death in 1995. He later married Mary E. "Betty" Joy Smith; she preceded him in death.

Mr. Lakamp was a farmer in the Scott County area for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Chapin and was a charter member of the Chapin Lions Club. He formerly served on the Chapin Farmers Elevator Board of Directors and Unit 27 board of education. He also assisted in the formation of the Chapin Rural Fire Protection District.

Survivors: three daughters, Mary Rae (husband, Max) Brockhouse of rural Chapin, Carol (husband, J.W. "Bill") Smith of Jacksonville, and Emilie (husband, Robert) Fricke of rural Arenzville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a stepson, Daniel H. (wife, Patricia) Smith of Glasford; a stepdaughter, Karen Harnew of Hanover Park; a brother, Herman Lakamp of rural Chapin; a sister, Kathryn Lakamp of rural Chapin; and several nieces and nephews.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial: Gillham Cemetery in Scott County.

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, January 10, 2001 Sec B Page 3

Funeral services for Edwin J. Lakamp were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with the Rev. Gene Strattman officiating.

Pallbearers were Don Fricke, Neal Fricke, Brian Smith, Andy Brockhouse, Alex Brockhouse and Jay Wessler.

Burial was at the Gillham Cemetery in Scott County.


LAKAMP, REBECCA GILLHAM

The Winchester Times, Thursday, February 23, 1995.

Rebecca G. Lakamp, 90, of Chapin, died Friday evening, Feb. 17, 1995 at Passavant Area Hospital.

She was born Feb. 3, 1905 in Scott county, the daughter of James Edward and Mary Emilie Jones Gillham. She married Edwin Lakamp April 4, 1929 at the St. Paul's Lutheran parsonage in rural Chapin. He survives.

She is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Emilie) Fricke of rural Arenzville, Mrs. J. W. (Carol) Smith of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Max (Mary Rae) Brockhouse of rural Chapin; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Paul, Lawrence and Ralph Gillham; and two sisters, Maude and Marjorie Gillham.

Mrs. Lakamp taught school in Scott County prior to her marriage. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Chapin and the Chapin Woman's Town and Country Club.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville with burial at Gillham Cemetery in Scott County.

Memorials are suggested to the Visiting Nurses Association of Morgan County or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.


LITTLE, PAULINE MATHEWS DUNHAM

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, November 29, 2000 Sec A Page 3

Pauline Little, 75, of Bluffs, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

She was born April 27, 1925 in Exeter, the daughter of Lyle and Mary Leib Mathews. She married David Dunham Nov. 6, 1948, in Winchester, and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1987. She later married Donald Little Dec. 23, 1989, in Meredosia, and he survives in Bluffs.

She is also survived by four sons, Del C. (wife, Lisa) Dunham of Dallas, Merl L. (wife, Joann) Dunham and David W. (wife, Gina) Dunham, both of Omaha, Neb., and Joey C. Dunham of San Diego; a step-daughter, Marlys (husband, Leonard) Nevins, of Parks La.; a stepson, Randy (wife, Beth) Little of Florence, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Wilbur (wife, Irene) Mathews and George A. Mathews, both of Bluffs. She was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Louise McPherson.

Little was a member of the Church of Christ in Meredosia. She retired after working 20 years at the First State Bank in Winchester. Her family was always very important to her.

Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Bluffs with Bro. Wayne Hammitt officiating.

Burial was at Gillham Cemetery near Exeter.

Memorials are suggested to the Meredosia Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.


PEGRAM, ENID JANE GILLHAM

Jacksonville - Enid Jane Pegram, 90, of Jacksonville died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at her home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1911, in Scott County, the daughter of Jesse Lofton and Persis Hawk Gillham. She married James C. Pegram in 1957; he preceded her in death in 1986.

Mrs. Pegram was a graduate of Roodhouse High School and Brown's Business College in Jacksonville. She was an office secretary and bookkeeper for Smirl-Gibson Contractors, Hugh Gibson Building Contractor and Crabtree-Neff Contractors from 1931-1965. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.

Survivors: three cousins, Martha Jane Wills of Carbondale, George R. Smith of Bowling Green, Ohio and Howard E. Smith of Omaha, Neb.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial: Gillham Cemetery in Scott County.


LITTLE, GUILFORD L.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 1 Oct 1963

Guilford Little, Retired Scott Farmer, Dies

Winchester - Guilford L. Little, 74, retired Winchester farmer, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour's Hospital.

He was born in Scott county March 12, 1889, son of Leander and Fannie Collison Little. He married Daisy Collison at Nashville, Tenn. in 1910 and she survives.

Also surviving are son Mahlon Little of Winchester; grandson, Raymond Little of Bensenville; two great grandchildren; brother, Randolph Little of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Hunt of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Fannie Spencer of Manchester

One foster sister, Emma Peak preceded him in death. Mr. Little was raised in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guilford Lieb following death of his parents.

The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Winchester and had received his 60 year jewel in 1963.

The body is at the Woodcock Funeral Home where the family will meet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Gillham cemetery.


SIEVERS, EMILY MIRIAM MCCULLOUGH

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, Sec A, Page 5

Emily Miriam Sievers, 81, of Jacksonville, died Thursday evening, March 23, 2000, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

She was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Jacksonville, the daughter of George Howard and Maye Vannier McCullough. She married Glenn L. Sievers Dec. 28, 1944, in Springfield, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1995.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Powell of Winchester and Mary Ann of Springfield; and two grandsons, David and Matthew Powell. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jane, in infancy.

Mrs. Sievers was a 1936 graduate of Winchester High School and a 1940 graduate of MacMurray College. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Christian Church in Jacksonville, a longtime Sunday School teacher and a group leader of Explorers Bible Study.

In former years she was quite active in civic affairs, including P.T.A., Band Boosters and 4-H. She enjoyed music and was the Sunday School pianist for many years. In recent years she had enjoyed traveling, genealogy and her flower gardens.

Funeral services were held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000, at First Christian Church with the Rev. J. Cook officiating and the Rev. Van McCullough reading scripture. The pianist was Linda Matthews, the organist Lois Kording and the soloist Carman Potter, who sang, "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder". The congregation sang "To God Be the Glory" and "When We All Get to Heaven". Comments were given by grandsons, David and Matthew Powell.

Pallbearers were Alan Bradish, Ernie Downey, Dean Hubbert, Van McCullough, Don Meyer, and Jack Moore, Honorary pallbearers were Mark Allan, Allen McCullough, John A. McCullough, John Power and Robert Randall.

Burial was at Gillham Cemetery west of Riggston.

Cody and Son Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Visiting Nurses Association.


FOUST, JERRY W.

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, June 27, 2001 Sec A Page 5

Jerry W. Foust, 54, of Corinth, Miss., died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Veteran's Hospital in Memphis.

He was born Oct. 2, 1946, in Corinth, Miss. He married Deborah Brackett Aug. 16, 2001.

He is survived by five children; seven grandchildren; and his parents-in-law, Tom and June Brackett of Bluffs.

Mr. Foust was a six-year veteran of the Armed Services.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth, Miss. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Gillham Cemetery near Exeter.

The Charles Wolford American Legion Post 441 of Bluffs provided services with Leland Littig, chaplain; Norman Vortman and Robert Chapman, folding flag; Norman Vortman, commander of firing squad; Larry Engelbrecht, Jack Barnett, Wilbur Mathews, Raymond Lawber, Carl Krusa, Charles Utterback and Danny Parker, firing squad: Norris Merriman, Rex Brockhouse, Pernel Hutton and Robert Merris, color guard. Christina Merriman played Taps. The Mackey-Daws Funeral home in Bluffs was in charge of arrangements.


STEWART, BEULAH ESTHER ERIXON

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 8 July 1983

Beulah Stewart, 88, lifelong resident, dies here Thursday

Beulah Esther Stewart, 88, 1517 W. Walnut, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and Winchester, died Thursday, July 7, at Passavant Hospital. She was born in Morgan County May 11, 1895, daughter of Samuel Thomas and Ruzelia Rexroat Erixon. She married Clayton M. Stewart March 6, 1915 and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one sister, Kathryn Evans of Jacksonville, two nieces Peggy Hogg of Chapin and Joanne Brasel of East Moline, and four nephews, Roland Erixon and Clayton Erixon both of Jacksonville, Paul Erixon of Wood River and Rex Erixon of Pennsylvania.

There are several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

A Jacksonville High School graduate. She attended MacMurray College. She was a member of the Phulathel Class at Grace United Methodist Church.

There will be private funeral services. Interment will be in Gillham Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church . Friends may call after noon Friday at Cody and Son Memorial Home, where family will receive friends 5 to 6 p.m.


FUNK, HILLARD E.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 11 February 1944

Hillard E. Funk, a resident of Waverly, died at a Jacksonville hospital, Wednesday morning, February 2, 1944, at 7:45, his death being due to pneumonia.

He was the son of Lewis and Emma Funk, and was born near Garnet, Kansas, January 12, 1871. The family moved to Exeter, Illinois, in 1874. Later they lived at Alexander, during which time he was a student at Whipple Academy, and Brown's Business College, Jacksonville. He afterwards followed the occupation of farmer in the Alexander and Waverly communities.

On April 19, 1906, he was united in marriage to Miss Lela Van Winkle. He retired from farming in 1920, and moved to Waverly.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Lela Funk, of Waverly; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Strawn of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Cecil Covington, of Oxnard, Calif.; one brother, C.B. Funk, of Coulee Dam, Wash.; and a nephew, Robert L. Covington, BM 1/c, serving overseas in the Navy. He was preceded in death by one sister, Fannie, and three brothers, R.W.E., Roy and Yuba Y. Funk.

In early life he united with the Alexander Methodist church, later transferring his membership to the First Methodist church in Waverly.

Funeral services were held at the Neece Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. F.E. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. F.H. Sheppard sang "Still, Still With Thee", and "Nearer, My God to Thee". the accompanist being Miss Mattie Deatherage.

The pallbearers were F.W. Rickard, Garland Petefish, F.H. Curtiss, J.R. McConnell, E.C. Keplinger, and E.G. Cleveland.

The flowers were cared for by Mrs. C.F. Allen, Mrs. Mae Van Winkle, Mrs. F.W. Rickard, Mrs. E.G. Cleveland, Mrs. Paul Allyn, Misses Lucy Carter, Eola Pease, Maude Van Winkle and Olive Burnett.

Burial was in the Funk family lot in Gillham cemetery, north of Winchester.


FUNK, EMMA J. LAMPMAN

Jacksonville Courier, 3 July 1931

Mrs. Emma J. Funk, aged 81, mother of H. E. Funk of this city, died at 7:45 Wednesday night, July 1, at her home in Jacksonville. She had been bedfast for the past two or three weeks.

Mrs. Funk's maiden name was Emma J. Lampman and she was born November 10, 1849 at Sheboygan, Wis. Her girlhood was spent in Kansas, where her parents moved when she was a small child. In 1869 she was married to Lewis Funk, a native of Scott County, who went to Kansas at the close of the Civil War. They resided in Kansas a few years, then moved to Illinois, residing near Exeter. They moved to a farm near Alexander in 1888, the year that Mr. Funk died. Mrs. Funk was left as a widow, with a family of five children. For many years she attended the Sulphur Springs Baptist church. For a number of years she was an active member of the Women's Relief Corps.

Besides her son, Hillard E. Funk, of Waverly, she is survived by two sons, Yuba E. Funk, Jacksonville; Cadie B. Funk, Ronald, Wash.; and two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Strawn and Mrs. Robert Covington, Jacksonville; also one brother, Oscar Lampman, Gardenia, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. E. P. White, Thayer, Kas., and Mrs. Mary Vortman, of Bluffs. There are also several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this (Friday) morning at the residence, 726 South Church St., Jacksonville, Rev. George E. Scrimger, officiating. Interment will be in the Gilham cemetery near Winchester.


TANKERSLEY, HELEN HOBRAT

Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, January 8, 2003 Sec A Page 3

Helen Tankersley, 81, of Jacksonville and formerly of Winchester passed away Sunday morning (January 5, 2003) at her home in Jacksonville.

She was born August 22, 1921 in Homer City, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Henry and Julia Zajac Hobrat.

She married Everett Tankersley February 15, 1944 in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He preceded her in death October 25, 1993. Also preceding her in death were her four brothers, Ed, Ralph, Hank and John Hobrat.

She grew up in Indiana, Pennsylvania where she graduated from high school. She worked at the Little Tube Mill in Ellwood City, Penn. and at the Westinghouse plant in Sharon, Penn. during the Second World War where she manufactured artillery shells for the war effort. She worked for 20 years as a cook for the Winchester Grade School. She worked for 20 years as a cook for the Winchester Grade School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winchester and the Mission Society there.

Surviving are her three sons; Bob Tankersley of Jacksonville, Thomas (wife, Theresa) Tankersley of Florida and Stephen (wife, Carol) Tankersley of Alexander, two grandchildren and her sister, Betty Lindner of Sarver, Penn. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 9, 2003) at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Gillham Cemetery north of Winchester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Winchester EMS or to the First Baptist Church Building fund. Condolences may be made to the family at www.airsman-hires.com/coonrod.


WILLIAMS, GRACE BEAN

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville - Grace B. Williams, 86, of Jacksonville, died Saturday morning, July 27, 2002, at Passavant Area Hospital.

She was born April 11,1916, in Winchester, the daughter of Claude T. and Emma Krusa Bean. She married Lennis H. Williams June 27, 1937, in Winchester, and he survives.

She is also survived by one daughter, Kay F. Williams of Jacksonville; one granddaughter; one brother, C. Thomas (wife, Jennie) Bean of Ashland, Ky.; two nephews and one niece.

Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Winchester High School, and attended Gem City Business College in Quincy. She worked as a secretary for most of her life and for the Scott County Circuit Clerk. She later worked for the Illinois School for the Deaf where she retired from in 1981 after 16 years. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Jacksonville Womens Club, Lady Landowners Association and a 50-year member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist Church, with burial at Gillham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cody & Son Memorial Home and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Grace United Methodist Church or Senior Citizens Bus.


MORRIS, MARY ANN CECELIA EVANS

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Mary Ann Cecelia Evans Morris, 79, of Jacksonville, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 20, 2001, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

She was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Peoria, the daughter of Joseph Anthony and Gertrude Tebben Evans. She married Harold Stewart Morris Sept. 4, 1948, in Winchester, and he preceded her in death in March of 1986.

She is survived by two daughter, Vicki (husband, Cas) Bied of Jacksonville and Jo Jean Morris of Downers Grove; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Margaret Mary Irving of Pittsfield, Rita Yahnke of Plainfield and Charlotte Thompson of Downers Grove. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Anthony Evans II and Frances Xavier Evans; and one niece.

Mrs. Morris served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Yeoman First Class, stationed in Northhampton, Mass. After the war, she worked for the State of Illinois, Division of Children and Family Services offices. She later served as office manager and insurance secretary for Country Companies Insurance in Winchester for 25 years, retiring in 1987. She was a Girl Scout Leader, and a member of Jollies Home Extension Unit and the local VFW Auxiliary. She served as a board member for Gillham Cemetery, Scott County Extension, Scott County Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. She was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, Catholic Daughters of America, and the Altar and Rosary Societies of St. Patricks Church at Bluffs and the Church of Our Saviour.

A funeral Mass was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Church of Our Saviour.

Burial was at Gillham Cemetery near Winchester.

Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation.

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, January 31, 2001 Sec A Page 5

Funeral mass for Mary Ann Cecelia Morris was celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Church of Our Saviour with the Father Chris Comerford officiating. Organist Pat Lockman accompanied cantor Theresa Lonergan and the Our Saviour Adult Funeral Choir in "On Eagle's Wings," "Prayer of St. Francis," "Jesus, Remember Me" and "How Great Thou Art." She also accompanied Greg Pike who sang "Amazing Grace." Erin Bied gave remembrances of her grandmother. Gift bearers were Margaret Mary Irving, Rita Yahnke and Charlotte Thompson. Eucharistic Ministers were Margaret Mary Irving, Rita Yahnke and Sister Margaret Mary.

Serving as pallbearers were Cullan Bied, Brice Irving, Brett Irving, Richard Thompson, John Thompson and Hunter Sauer.

Honorary pallbearers were Cas Bied, Andy Sauer, Ron Gilman, and Maurice Funk.

Altar attendants were Jordan Kaufmann, Jamie Barrow and James Raabe. Her Scott County Home Extension Unit, Jolly Homemakers, attended as a group.

Burial was at Gillham Cemetery near Winchester.

A prayer service was conducted Monday evening at the funeral home by the Father Comerford.

Williamson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Transcribed by Larry Fearneyhough



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