CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. - Bradley Glenn Witty, 57, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 2003, at his residence with the support of family.
He was born Jan. 17, 1946, in Jacksonville, the son of Keith Glenn and Norma Elaine Brown Witty. He married Sharon Marie Wilson of Godfrey, on Nov. 11, 1967, in Macomb, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Brian (wife, Sandra) of Maryville and Scott (wife, Laurie) of Buford, Ga.; one daughter, Dawn Witty of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two grandchildren, Joseph and Samantha Witty; two sisters, Michele (husband, Mike) Reed of Quincy and Linda (husband, Dan) Follis of Longview, Wash.; one aunt; one great-aunt; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Witty was a graduate of Brown County High School in Mount Sterling and Western Illinois University in Macomb. He was a high school educator in math, biology, chemistry and physics. This vocation spanned over 27 years with Camp Point, Mendon and Meridian school districts. His career also incorporated over 20 years in construction, home health care, stock brokering and automotive sales. He attended Cape First Church.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Ford & Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo., with burial 2 p.m. Saturday at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. Friends may call from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, May 10, 2000, Sec. A, Page 3
Mary Ina Brown, 89, Jacksonville, formerly of rural Murrayville, died Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2000, at Modern Care Convalescent Facility in Jacksonville, Ill.
She was born March 1, 1911, in Morgan Co., Ill., the daughter of John Penton and Susan Ethel Rea Wright.
She married Neal N. Brown, Feb. 14, 1929 in Jacksonville and he preceded her in death, Dec. 28, 1994.
She is survived by one daughter, Joann Fanning of Jacksonville; two sons, Neal R. (wife, Beverly) Brown of Roodhouse and Russ (wife, Vicki) Brown, Cape Coral, Florida; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Pauline (husband, Ed) Cox of Palo Alto, Calif.; and one half-brother, Ivan (wife, Dorothy Ann) Wright, of Manchester.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, three brothers, John Wright (surviving wife, Alice of Jacksonville), Charles and Leland Wright and one sister, Ione Wright.
She was a seamstress and member of Murrayville Homemakers' Club; owned and operated Mary's Needle Work Shop in Jacksonville for several years.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2000 at Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville with Rev. Gerald R. Phillips officiating.
Burial will be at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester.
The Winchester Times, abt. January, 1995.
Neal N. Brown, 86, of Murrayville died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born July 5, 1908, in Murrayville, the son of Newton and Lou Ann Neal Brown. He married Mary I. Wright on Feb. 14, 1929, in Jacksonville. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Joann Fanning of Jacksonville; two sons, Neal R. (wife, Beverly) Brown of Roodhouse and Russ (wife, Sharon) Brown of Winchester; nine grandchildren; a deceased grandson's wife; 18 great grandchildren; a maternal cousin; and several close paternal relatives. He was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and grandson.
Mr. Brown was a farmer in Murrayville. He also worked for Road District 11 for 15 years and served as state highway maintenance man for his area for about 15 years. He raised milk cows, hogs and gardened. While not affiliated with any church, Mr. Brown was a Christian.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 1994, at the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville with the Rev. Gerald Ray Phillips officiating.
Jacksonville Journal Courier, 1 Feb 2003
Roodhouse - Donald L. Reagor, 74, of St. Augustine and formerly of Roodhouse, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Roodhouse, the son of William E. and Amanda A. Smith Reagor. He married Leona May Rochester Oct. 27, 1950, in Roodhouse, and she preceded him in death July 6, 2000.
He is survived by one son, William (wife, Claudia) of Roodhouse; one daughter, Debra (husband, Lewis) Turner of St. Augustine; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vince (wife, Muriel) of Roodhouse. He was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Jr.; and one sister, Florina Bailey.
Mr. Reagor was a veteran of World War II. He worked for the State of Illinois in Jacksonville, Galesburg and Peoria as a mental health technician, retiring March 1988. He also worked as a police dispatcher in Abingdon for several years and worked at Wareco Convenience Store in Abindgon for several years. He was a member of Abingdon American Legion, White Hall Masonic Lodge 80 and Ansar Shrine in Springfield. He enjoyed all sports, hunting and fishing.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Manchester Cemetery. Family will meet friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse, where public Masonic services will be held 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the OSF Hospice of Galesburg. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com
Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, November 7, 2001 Sec A Page 3
Rosella P. Bridges, 90, of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Manchester, died Friday evening, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Care With Dignity Nursing Home in San Diego.
She was born July 29, 1911, in White Hall, the daughter of William and Lillie Dyer Summers. She married Harvey Bridges March 25, 1927, in East St. Louis. He preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1983.
She is survived by one son, James (wife, Virgie) of Roodhouse; one daughter, Delores (husband, Ray) Dunkleburger of San Diego; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Wayne Summers of Jacksonville and Floyd Summers of Alton.
Mrs. Bridges was a member of the Manchester Baptist Church and was a cook at the Manchester School.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral home in Roodhouse, with burial at Manchester Cemetery. The family will meet friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Sec A Page 4
Robert W. Van Tuyle, 89, former Chairman and CEO of Beverly Enterprises, considered by many within the industry to be the "dean of long term care," died September 24, 2002, with Nancy, his devoted wife and partner of 17 years at his bedside. Van Tuyle had been in declining health after suffering a stroke in January, 1995.
Born October 5, 1912, in Manchester, to Robert and Florence Wooding Van Tuyle, he grew up on a family farm. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and later pursued graduate studies at MIT. In addition, he served in the US Army Chemical Corps during WW II.
After serving as head of three major chemical companies Van Tuyle became known as a corporate turn-around specialist when he was hired as President and Chief Operating Officer by Beverly Enterprises in 1971. His vision led the floundering company to unparalleled heights as it flourished into the largest nursing home network in the country. He challenged an entire industry to think about much more than the bottom line.
His sense of humor was legendary. It was said that Van, as he was known to friends and associates, who always arrived at his Pasadena office before 6:00 a.m., often tried to phone his East Coast associates before they arrived in the morning, taunting them about the hours they kept. Or if someone called him with good news he would tell them they had the wrong number. Throughout his illustrious career Van Tuyle was bestowed many honors, including the Wall Street Transcripts Gold award as the top nursing center executive for 1983 and 1984, the Silver and Bronze awards from Financial World as the outstanding CEO in the chemical health care and pharmaceutical industries in 1985, Commercial Chemical an Honorary LLD awarded by MacMurray College in 1983.
Van Tuyle is survived by his dearest friend and wife, Nancy; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Clayton of Silver Spring, Md. and Nicole Clayton of Reston, Va.; four children from two previous marriages, Paul Van Tuyle of Knoxville Tenn., Edith Van Tuyle Gardner of Monrovia, Calif., Robert Van Tuyle of Folsom, Calif., and Andrew O. Van Tuyle of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Hazel Allen of Carrollton, and Edith Phelan of Golf. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Paul.
"My husband was an eloquent and gracious man who was my partner in every sense of the word," said Nancy Van Tuyle. "Everyone who knew Van was touched by his endearing strength, kindness and his wonderful sense of humor."
Graveside services were held Monday, September 30, at 1:00 p.m. at Manchester City Cemetery in Manchester with Rev. Stan Martin officiating. Van Tuyle's wife, Nancy, read a small verse. Mackey Daws Funeral home in Roodhouse was in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Huntington Hospital Rehabilitation Services (through the Development Office at (626) 397-3241) and USC Keck School of Medicine, Glenn Ehresmann Research Fund, 1420 San Pablo St. #A304, Los Angeles, Calif., 90033.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Sec A Page 4
Nina Hazel Andell Hinegardner Marshall, 97, of Springfield, formerly of Winchester, died Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Heritage Manor in Springfield.
She was born Aug. 25, 1905 in Winchester to William and Emma Rigor Andell. She married Harvey Hinegardner, who preceded her in death. She later married Everett Marshall, who also preceded her in death.
Nina is survived by a daughter, Joayne (husband, Edgar) Gottschalk of Springfield, and a niece, Marilyn (husband, Henry) McCann of Washington. She was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Andell.
Nina was a member of the Winchester First Christian Church and the Royal Neighbors. She was an LPN and worked as Dr. Paul Garrison's nurse in Winchester for 15 years. She also worked at Our Savior's, Passavant Hospital and Barton Stone.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester, with burial in Winchester City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Henry McCann, Mike Dahman, Bruce Dahman and Charles Reid. Honorary pallbearers were Brownie Brown, Jim Cowhick, Walt Wilkins, Weldon Andell, Robert Dahman, Martin Turner, Byron Koch and Ed Haggard. Burial
Memorials may be made to Winchester First Christian Church.
Jacksonville Journal Courier
Jacksonville - Dorothy Mae Burgin, 89, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 19, 1999, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born Oct. 23, 1909, in Murrayville, the daughter of Charles Elmer "Ned" and Ava Mae Lawson Bunch. She married Frank E. Burgin in 1963 in Manchester, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1976.
She is survived by one daughter, Hazel Irene McDannald of Concord, four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Bertram of Belvidere. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bessie Preston, Jessie Sours, Louise Eades and Myrtle Ratlif; and one brother, LeRoy "Roy" Bunch.
Mrs. Burgin was a homemaker and a member of West Union Baptist Church near Murrayville. She loved children, cats and life.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville with burial at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.
Jacksonville Journal Courier
Charlie Thady, 64, of Murrayville died
Murrayville - Charles W. "Charlie" Thady, 64, of Murrayville died Sunday, June 30, 1991, at his home.
He was born June 12, 1927, near Murrayville, the son of Roy Lewis and Lois Sawyer Thady. He married Ella Deane Mason on Nov. 15, 1947, in Murrayville.
He is survive by his wife; two sons, Roger Wayne Thady of Meredosia and Danny Lee Thady of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Gail Lynn) Jumper of Murrayville and Mrs. Les (Sue Ellen) Ballenger of Jacksonville; a niece raised in their home, Dennise Post of Jacksonville; eleven grandchildren, including Jennifer Ann Thady, at home; and one great-grandchild; one brother, Donald Thady of Jonesboro; and one sister, Mrs. Greg (Shirley) Spradlin of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Thady was retired after 26 years with the Jacksonville Development Center. He previously worked at Doyle Plumbing and Heating. He served in the Navy in World War II. He was a member of the Steamfitter and Welder Local #137 and the Murrayville American Legion. He was a lifelong member of Jacksonville VFW Post #1379, where he had served as past commander.
Mr. Thady once served as Democrat Precinct Committeman and was well known in the community for his outdoor cooking.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville with burial at Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Murrayville Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.
Jacksonville Journal Courier, 9 Dec 1994
Mrs. Chas. Wyatt Dies Suddenly Monday Morning
Well Known Woman Is Stricken During Night and Passes Away at 3 a.m. - Had Large Friendship in Jacksonville
Mrs. Dollie A. Wyatt, wife of Charles N. Wyatt, of 511 West Beecher avenue, passed away very suddenly this morning at 3 o'clock at the family home.
Mrs. Wyatt had been in her usual health and had visited with friends Sunday evening. She became ill during the night, and everything was done that loving hands could do, but to no avail. She passed peacefully away at the time stated.
Mrs. Wyatt was a member of Wilbur Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of this city.
Dollie A. Lashmet was born Feb. 19, 1871, the daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Lashmet. She was united in marriage to Charles Wyatt Feb. 5, 1891, who survives with one sister, Mrs. George Jones of Murrayville; two brothers, Edward of Manchester; and John of Roodhouse; several nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends. An infant daughter preceded her in death many years ago.
Mrs. Wyatt enjoyed her friends and by her genial disposition and kindliness had endeared herself to many who will keenly feel their loss.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The remains were prepared for burial at the Reynolds Mortuary.
The Winchester Times, abt December, 1994.
Cecile Mae Thady, 93, of Manchester, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8, 1994, at Passavant Area Hospital.
She was born Dec. 2, 1901, in Ceres, the daughter of Uren and Evah Simmons Day. She married Edward Thady in 1924, and he preceded her in death in 1965.
She is survived by a son, Dean E. (wife, LaVerne) Thady of Manchester; a grandson; a great-grandson; three nieces; a nephew; and six cousins. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley Day, Russell Day and Kenneth Day.
Mrs. Thady was an LPN at Our Saviours and Passavant Hospital. She was a member of the East Union Church.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 1994, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse. The Rev. Ken Barger officiated. Leroy Hedrick sang "Some Golden Daybreak", "It is Well with My Soul" and "Good Night and Good Morning." Organist was Gladys Huff. Pallbearers were Earl Hawkins, Gordon McClenning, Roger Renner, Richard Young, Wayne Hudson and Mike Guinane. Burial was at Manchester New Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Manchester New Cemetery.
Jacksonville Journal Courier, abt 2 Feb 1985
Clarence Whewell of Franklin dies
Franklin - Clarence F. Whewell, 72, Route 2, Franklin, died Friday morning, Feb 1, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born Aug. 7, 1913, in Scott County, a son of William and Dora Hayes Whewell. He married Fern Day and she died in 1960.
He is survived by several cousins.
He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Neece Funeral Home, Franklin, with burial in Manchester Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Jacksonville Journal Courier, 12 Aug 1988
Ruby R. Watret, 52, dies in Springfield
Waverly - Ruby R. Watret, 52, of Waverly and formerly of Franklin, died 7 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born Oct. 27, 1935, in White Hall, the daughter of John and Mary Hartman Taylor. She married William Watret; he survives.
She is also survived by a daughter, Jennifer Dressendorfer of Chatham; two sons, John Watret and James "Jay" Watret, both of Waverly; four grandchildren; ? great-grandchildren; a sister, Nellie Parker of Chesterfield; a brother Harry Taylor of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Basil Taylor.
She was a former employee of Dickey-John in Auburn.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Neece Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will be in Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Waverly Rescue Squad or St. John's North.
Jacksonville Journal Courier, 2 Feb 2003
Jacksonville - Loretta M. Nolan, 86, of Jacksonville, died Saturday morning, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville.
She was born May 14, 1916, in rural Greene County, the daughter of Edward and Courtney Estler. She married Lawrence L. Nolan in August 1934, and he preceded her in death in 1962.
She is survived by two sons, Merle (wife, Barbara) of Wheaton and Gordon (wife, Marjorie) of Chatham; two daughters, Marilyn Leary of Romeoville and Betty F. Rook of Jacksonville; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Hart of Granite City; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Delbert Estler; and one grandchild.
Mrs. Nolan worked on the lower level of the Y.M.C.A. for 14 years and was also employed by Kirlins'. She retired in the 1970s from J. Capps and Sons and was an Avon Representative for many years. She was also a member of the Manchester Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at the Manchester City Cemetery. Friends may call after noon Monday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Barton W. Stone Christian Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.
Jacksonville Journal Courier
Jacksonville - Gordon Ardell Prather, 88, of Jacksonville died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Prairie Village Health Care Center.
He was born Feb. 2, 1914, near Greenfield, the son of William F. and Faye L. Barnard Prather. He married Mabel Elliott in 1933 in Manchester; she died in 1998.
Mr. Prather was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a lineman for L.E. Meyers Construction of Decatur and a journeyman lineman for Illinois Power for 30 years, retiring in 1979.
Survivors: three sons, James Elliott (wife, Wanda) Prather of Kampsville, Bill (wife, Carol) Prather of Jacksonville and Robert A. (wife, Nancy) Prather of Stetson, Maine; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Cody and Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville. Burial: Manchester Cemetery.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Funeral services for Gordon A. Prather were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Cody and Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville with the Rev. Dean Spencer officiating. Music included "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Aaron McEvers, Billy Prather, Dustin Prather, Mike Prather, Mitch Prather, Steve Prather and Jason Weber. Burial was at Manchester Cemetery.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Sec A Page 4
George Dean Cain, 63, of Murrayville died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at his home.
He was born February 18, 1939 near Roodhouse to George Wiley and Florence Beaulah Voyles Cain. He married Hazel Moore in Winchester on March 24, 1957, and she survives him in Murrayville.
He is also survived by a son, David, and his wife Becky of Murrayville; a daughter, Linda (James) Archer of Meredosia; and four grandchildren, Michael and Amy Archer and Jennifer and Jarod Cain.
Mr. Cain worked for more than 30 years as a mechanic at various garages in the Jacksonville area. He was a member of the Southern Baptist faith. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Manchester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday July 17, 2002 Sec A Page 6
Vincent Heaton Sarginson, 98, of Mansfield, Texas, formerly of Manchester died Saturday, July 13, 2002, in Mansfield, Texas.
She was born October 14, 1903 in Manchester the daughter of Arthur Hamilton and Flora Liming Heaton.
She married Richard H. Sarginson who preceded her in death September 28, 1988. She also was preceded in death by a son, Harold Sarginson who preceded her in death in November, 1992; and a twin sister, Vivian Rice who died in April 1990.
She is survived by a son, David H. (wife, Della) Sarginson, Mansfield, Texas, one grandson, Steve (wife, Karen) Sarginson, Grapevine, Texas, granddaughter, Jayne (husband, Kenny) Meggs of Mansfield, Texas; granddaughter, Mary (husband, Mike) Olson of Arlington, Texas, six great-grandchildren, Christie Sarginson, Megan Meggs, Morgan Meggs, Elizabeth Olson, Rebecca Olson and Emily Olson.
Mrs. Sarginson was a 50 year member of the Rose Chapter #626 Order of Eastern Star in Silvis, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary L. Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter in Rock Island, and Port Byron United Methodist Church. She was a former resident of East Moline and had made her home in Mansfield, Texas for the past 10 years.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 at the Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. The Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, July 24, 2002 Sec A Page 3
Graveside funeral services for Vincent Heaton Sarginson were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at Manchester City Cemetery. Jason Arellano read the Lord's Prayer, Twenty-third Psalm and the Indian Prayer. Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse was in charge of local arrangements.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Sec A Page 6
Dean Edward Thady, 69, of Manchester died Friday July 26, 2002, at his residence following an illness from cancer.
He was born Sept. 11, 1932 in White Hall, the son of Edward and Cecile Day Thady. He married La Verne O'Dell April 21, 1956 in Roodhouse and she survives in Manchester.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy, and one son Jonathan E. He is also survived by one grandson, Nathan Thady of Manchester and 10 cousins.
Mr. Thady was a plumber at Sooy Hardware in Manchester for 20 years. He was also inspector for the State of Illinois Department of Public Health for the last 25 years where he worked as the chief plumbing inspector. He graduated from Winchester High School in 1950 and attended Illinois College for two years. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was the mayor of the village of Manchester for the last four years until his health forced him to resign last month. He was a member of the Manchester Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of the White Hall Masonic Lodge and the Manchester American Legion.
He was always caring about his family, church, job and the Village of Manchester. He was loved by all.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 29 at 10 a.m. a the Manchester Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Balthis officiating. The Chosen Ones sang "The Longer I Serve Him" and "It is Well with my Sout." Taped selections of Rev. LeRoy Hedrick singing "In That Bright City" and "It will Be Worth it All" were played. Pallbearers were Robert Schafer, Brian Schafer, Steve Matthews, John Popov, Carry Sheppard and Arnie Delon. Military rites were provided by the Woodson-Murrayville and Manchester American Legions with Paul Sheehan, Commander; Wayne King, chaplain; Kenny Meggison, bugler; Ed J. Carrigan, Ralph Ward, Joe Casey, Fred Stuart, Morris Funk, Lyndell Schafer, Richard Young and John Vinyard, color guard; and John White, Lester Barfield, Larry Ludwig and Marvin Wildhagen, firing squad.
Burial was at Manchester.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, December 5, 2001 Sec A Page 3
Leonard Earl Young, 94, of Manchester died Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2001, at White Hall Multicare Center in White Hall.
He is born, April 14, 1907, in rural White Hall, the son of Charles and Mary Emmons Young. He married Clara Catherine Heaton, Sept. 18, 1932, in Manchester and she survives in Manchester.
Also surviving is a son, C. Richard (wife, Ann) Young of Manchester, two grandchildren, Robert W. Young of Manchester and Claudia Ann (husband, Terry) Schoonover of Jefferson City, Mo. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Heaton Young.
He graduated from White Hall High School and later operated a film delivery service in 1945 when he began working as a brakeman conductor on the GMO railroad. He retired from the railroad in 1973 after 28 years of service.
Mr. Young was a member of the Manchester Baptist Church. He was a sixty-year member of the Masonic Lodge where he was Past Master. He was also a Past Patron of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Ansar Shrine and Springfield Consistory.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse. There was a public Masonic service at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment was in the Manchester Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Manchester Cemetery or the Manchester Baptist Church.
Jacksonville Journal Courier
Greenfield - Marie Strong, 80, of Greenfield, died Sunday evening, June 17, 2001, at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1920, in White Hall, the daughter of Wilton and Margaret McGraw Hudson. She married Robert "Bob" Strong Aug. 28, 1942, in Chicago, and he survives.
She is also survived by four sisters, Mary Plahn of Roodhouse, Wilma Walsh and Ruth Grady, both of Jacksonville and Eileen Schutz of Pekin; one brother, Leroy Hudson of Greenfield; and 18 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Stone.
Mrs. Strong graduated from White Hall High School in 1939. She worked at Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Chicago for 33 years until her retirement in May of 1981. She had been an assistant district manager at I.B.T. Mrs. Strong and her husband built a home and moved to Greenfield in 1981. She was a member of the Christian Church in White Hall.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield, with burial at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. The family will meet friends from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield Public Library.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, January 29, 2003 Sec A Page 3
Thelma L. Wilson, 85, of Winchester passed away late Thursday night (January 23, 2003) at NBA Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville.
She was born July 7, 1917 in Tamaroa, Ill. the daughter of the late Clarence and Lillian Campbell Jones. She married B. Russell Wilson July 1, 1938 in Madisonville, Ky. He preceded her in death September 8, 1997.
Mrs. Wilson graduated from DuQuoin High School and attended Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green. She worked for General Telephone in Winchester and then for Winchester National Bank until her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Winchester for 54 years, where she taught Adult Bible class, children's Sunday school, and served as a Deaconess and a leader of the CWF. She, over the years, had been active in many community organizations and activities.
She is survived by her children Angela (husband, Duane) Weiss of Sherman, Karen (husband, Wayne) Tomhave of Jacksonville, C. Foster Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., Cindy (husband, Richard) Goss of New Berlin, and Kim P. Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev. 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester.
Burial was in the Winchester City Cemetery. Friends called on Monday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the 1st Christian Church in Winchester, NBA Barton W. Stone Christian Home, or to the Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com/coonrod
Jacksonville Journal Courier, 18 Dec 2002
Jacksonville - Richard Lee Crow, 72, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, 2002, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 24, 1930, near Woodson, the son of Floyd M. and Sarah Ann Long Crow.
He is survived by one brother, James M. (wife, Maxine) of Chambersburg; three sisters, Frances Mae Ballard of Quincy, Albert Louise (husband, Enoch) Ham of Perry, and Minnie Marie (husband, Archie) Hunter of Jacksonville.
He was preceded by one son, Dennis; and one brother Robert Dale.
Mr. Crow was a self employed automobile mechanic and a member of the Jacksonville Moose Lodge.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Cody & Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Manchester City Cemetery. The family will meet friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, May 24, 2000, Sec. A, Page 6
Wilburn R. "W.R." Lawson, 91, of Manchester, died Saturday evening, May 13, 2000, at Passavant area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born Dec. 4, 1908 near Manchester, the son of Frank and Stella Ann Lovell Lawson.
He married Bonnie Garner June 22, 1936 in Jacksonville. She preceded him in death March 31, 1963. He married Viola Robertson Jan. 20, 1977 and she survives at home. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carol Ann) Hammack of Hillsboro and a son, William R. (wife, Monica) Lawson of Manchester, two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Vera) Million of Roodhouse and Mrs. Donald (Juanita) Burney of Naperville and one step grandson.
Preceding him in death was a son, Willard Ray Lawson, two brothers, Ralph and George R. Lawson and sisters, Vivian Lawson and Margaret McGee.
Mr. Lawson was a farmer and was in the trucking business for over 60 years. He was a bus driver for Manchester School for 23 years. He had worked in road construction as a young man. He was a member of East Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2000, at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester with Rev. Larry Balthis and Rev. Vale Walkington officiating. The organist was Randy Cooper.
Pallbearers were Jimmie Holt, Gary Whewell, Harold Farmer, Jack Harding, Darrell Howard, Bernard Raabe and Larry Lawson. Honorary bearers were E.C. Clark and Dutch Whewell.
Burial was in Manchester Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Funeral Home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Manchester Cemetery.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, September 27, 2000, Section A2
Stephanie Lynn McCormick, 15, of Manchester, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, 2000, at St. John's Hospital, in Springfield.
She was born Aug. 29, 1985, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Martin and Tammy Hillig McCormick Jr., who both survive at home in Manchester.
She is also survived by one brother and one sister, Eric Matthew and Shelby Ann, at home; her maternal grandmother, Betty Hillig of Murrayville; her paternal grandmother, Doris McCormick of Manchester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Tommy Hillig, and her paternal grandfather, Martin McCormick.
Miss McCormick was a freshman at Winchester High School. She was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Jacksonville. She enjoyed playing basketball and babysitting small children.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jacksonville.
Burial was at Manchester Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday October 4, 2000, Sec A Page 4
Funeral services for Stephanie Lynn McCormick were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Gary Schmidtke officiating. Her brother, Eric, read a poem. Ushers were Norm Cotting-ham and Wilbur Boehs. Organist Burnell Hackman accompanied the congregation as it sang "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," "Thy Word Is a Lamp," "Go My Children with My Blessing" and "I'm But a Stranger Here."
Pallbearers were Gary Babcock, Chad Davidsmeyer, Rick Davidsmeyer, Chuck Hillig, Bobby McCormick and Tom McCormick.
Burial was at Manchester Cemetery. The Cody & Son Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jacksonville Journal Courier
Roodhouse - Paul E. Spencer, 72, of Roodhouse, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
He was born April 8, 1927, in Roodhouse, the son of Floyd and Edith McAndrew Spencer.
He is survived by three sons, Scott and Tracy (wife, Debbie), both of Wood River and David (wife, Linda) of Alton; four grandchildren; and one aunt.
Mr. Spencer was a railroad mechanic, welder and mechanist for the Illinois Terminal at Alton and was also a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean conflict. He attended Martin Prairie Baptist Church near Roodhouse and he and his father enjoyed sulky racing.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse, with burial at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be from noon until time of the service. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.
Jacksonville Journal Courier, 7 Nov 1924
Blossom Combes Mellor, the only daughter of Henry and Fannie Combs, was born July 12, 1887, southwest of Jacksonvlle, and departed this life at her home in Jacksonville Sunday, Nov. 2, 1924, at 1 o'clock p.m. after an illness of six weeks duration, aged 37 years 3 months 22 days.
She was united in marriage to James Mellor Oct. 11, 1905. Their home was established near Manchester, where they continued to reside until last February, when they moved to Jacksonville. To this union were born two children, Lucille, now Mrs. William Davis and one son Frederick, dying in infancy. Besides her husband and daughter she leaves her mother and grandmother.
She became a member of the Methodist church early in life and was a true and consistent helper in all the church activities.
Rev. Harry M. Ingram, a former pastor of the deceased, now of Tower Hill, Ill., conducted the funeral from her late home in Jacksonville, then at the Manchester M.E. Church. The text used was taken from 2 Cor 5:1. Burial was made in Manchester Cemetery.
Pall bearers were George Nieman, Earl Bourn, Robert Mellor, Elmer Cooley, William Rimbey, Lee Mellor.
The flowers were cared for by Lee Newman, Sarah Cosgrill, Ethel Bourn all cousins of the deceased and Golden Rochester.
Music was furnished by Mesdames, Alice Wallace, William Arendell, J. Andras and E. L. Maine.
Jacksonville Courier, 23 Apr 1919
Mrs. John Stewart residing southwest of Waverly died at Our Saviors hospital at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from a compilication of diseases.
Deceased was born near Manchester June 4, 1886, and grew to womanhood in that vicinity. She was united in marriage to John Stewart Nov. 20, 1907.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Ilene and Ruth, both at home. She also leaves one brother, Charles Pogue of Shelbina, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Hunter of Lone Till, Iowa and Mrs. Dessie Stewart of Waverly.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Baptist church at Manchester. She was always active in the work of the church and was a woman highly regarded by all who knew her.
The remains were removed to the undertaking parlors of Williamson & Cody and prepared for burial. They will be taken to the family home today and funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Manchester Thursday with burial in Manchester cemetery.
Transcribed by: Larry Fearneyhough