State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) August 13, 1993
Tom R. Miner, 81, of Mexico, Mo., formerly of Waverly, died Thursday at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
He was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Waverly, the son of Thomas and Bertha White Miner. He married Nellie Rouland in 1932. He later married Mildred Deverman in Montgomery City, Mo., in 1983. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Miner was a retired farmer and a member of the Young Blood Baptist Church in Nortonville.
Surviving are two sons, Russell of Pleasant Plains and Rolland of Waverly; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Deverman of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Lyndell (Delores) Chaplin of Kinderhook; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; a brother, George Albert of Jacksonville; a sister, Mrs. Nellie McCready of Jacksonville; a stepbrother, Arthur Britenstine of Waverly; and a stepsister, Jesse Witt of Waverly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, with burial in Waverly East Cemetery.
Submitted by: Cheryl (Curtis) Behrend
EDGAR MINER DIES; SERVICES WILL BE FRI.
Edgar Lee Miner, 62, of 403 Main St., was found dead at his home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had been in ill health for some time.
He was born in Waverly Dec. 16, 1907, son of Thomas and Emma Gunnels Miner.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Meda Brixie and Maxine Underwood, both of California. There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Cooney of Waverly, and Nellie McCrady of Jacksonville; a brother, Charles of Franklin, and two half-brothers, Tommy of Missouri, and Albert of Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Neece Funeral Home in Franklin, with burial in Waverly East cemetery.
Waverly Journal, Friday, March 23, 1973
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for Marvin McCready, 70, formerly of Waverly who died Monday, Mar. 19.
He died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Jacksonville.
Mr. McCready was born Jan. 30, 1903 at Senora, Ky., son of Edward and Laura Tabb McCready.
His wife Nellie Louise Miner McCready survives. Also surviving is one daughter Mrs. Lloyd (Buelah) Markillie of Jacksonville; one brother Walter of Waverly; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Rector, of Yazoo, Miss., Mrs. Howard Harney Sr., of Waverly; four grandchildren.
A son Charles preceded him in death.
Mr. McCready was a retired carpenter and worked at Eli Bridge Co., Ferris Wheel Factory in Jacksonville.
Services were at Neece Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Harold Hendricks officiating.
Norma Woods was organist. Music was "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace," and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Interment was in Waverly East Cemetery.
Nellie L. McCready, 93, of South Jacksonville, died Thrusday morning, Jan. 14, 1999, at Passvant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born Oct. 11, 1905, in Morgan County, the daughter of Thomas and Emma Gunnels Miner. She married Marvin E. McCready, on Dec. 22, 1923, in Jacksonville, and he preceded her in death on Mar. 19, 1973.
She is survived by one daughter, Beulah Markillie of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one half brother, Albert Miner of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Edward; three brothers; three sisters; two half brothers and two half sisters.
Mrs. McCready was employed many years in food service for McMurray College in Jacksonville. She later was employed by te Illinois School for the Visually Impaired in Jacksonville, and retired in 1967. She was a member of the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999 at the Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville with the Rev. John Simpson officiating. The organist was Mary Taft. Pallbearers were REg Markillie, Randy Markillie, Jerry Deke, John Deke, Mark Brown, Tim Brown and David Brown. Burial was at Waverly East Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, the south Jacksonville Rescue Squad, or Waverly East Cemetery.
Waverly Journal, Feb. 18, 1977
Mrs. Myrtle Cooney, 74, of Waverly died Sunday, February 13, 1977, at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born in Waverly July 17, 1902, daughter of Thomas and Emma Gunnells Miner.
Survivors incude five daughters, Mrs. Berniece Lyons, New Berlin; Mrs. Virginia Dodge, Waverly; Mrs. Edna Chaudoin, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Helen Carter, Auburn; Mrs. Dorothy Handy, Waverly; four sons, Earl W., Walter H., Herman E. and Clifford A., all of Waverly; one sister, Mrs. Nellie McCready, Jacksonville.
Also surviving are two half-brothers, Tommy Miner of Quincy and Albert Miner of Jacksonville; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Neece Funeral Home in Waverly with the Rev. Fr. Spearl officiating.
Pallbearers were Wayne Miner, Harold Miner, Russell Miner, Clarence Miner, and Kenny Turner.
Norma Woods played musical selections on the organ.
Burial was in waverly East Cemetery.
Jacksonville Journal, Jan. 18, 1980
Mrs. Dora Miner, 77, of Waverly, died Friday morning, January 11, 1980, at Passvant Hospital in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Miner was born in Morgan County July 21, 1902, a daughter of John and Augusta Niehaus Berndt. She married Charles Miner who preceded her in death in December of 1975.
Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Charline Meier, Waverly, Mrs. Margie Wilson and Mrs. Garnetta Watson of Franklin, and Mrs. Dorothy Seaver, Hayworth, California; two sons, Theodore (Bud), and Harold of Waverly; a sister, Mrs. Lena Hood, Clinton, Iowa, and a brother, Leonard Berndt, Waverly, 19 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Simpson, and three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waverly Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Brown officiating.
Rev. and Mrs. Brown sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross" accompanied by Eloise Hankins on the organ. Mrs. Hankins also played "Nearer My God to Thee".
Pallbearers were grandsons, Larry Miner, Eugene Miner, David Wilson, Charles Watson, Danny Simpson, and Dick Miers.
Burial was in Waverly East cemetery.
The family met friends at the Neece Funeral Home in Waverly 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Waverly Journal, Dec. 18, 1975
Charles Miner, 75, died last Thursday night (Dec. 11) at his home in Waverly. He and Mrs. Miner, former Franklin residents, had continued to operate their restaraunt here until forced by ill health to close it recently.
He was born Jan. 9, 1900 near Waverly, a son of Thomas and Emma Gunnells Miner. He married Dora Berndt. His wife survives with four daughters and two sons: Mrs. Charlene Meier of Waverly; Mrs. Maggie Wilson and Mrs. Garnetta Watson, of rural Franklin; Mrs. Dorothy Seaver of Hayworth, Cal.; Theodore "Bud" and Harold Miner, of Waverly. One daughter, Mrs. Katherine Simpson preceded in death.
There are 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Cooney of Waverly and Mrs. Nellie McCready of Jacksonville; and two half brothers preceded him in death: Mrs. Elsie Goacher, Mrs. Lizzie Rouland, Everett and Edgar Miner; also two half-sisters and one half brother: Ruby Miner, Mrs. Gladys Britenstine and Claude Miner.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Neece Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Jack Brown, Waberly Baptist minister, officiating. Rev. and Mrs. Brown sang "The Old Rugged Cross"; also "In The Garden" with Mrs. Gordon Hankins at the organ.
Burial was in waverly cemetery. Grandsons served as the pallbearers: Richard Meier, David Wilson, Charley Watson and Danny Simpson; Larry Miner and Eugene Miner.
Unknown Newspaper, Oct. 30, 1953
ROBERT MINER DROWNED IN CALIFORNIA TUESDAY
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Miner were notified Wednesday evening that their son, Robert Miner, of Mill Valley, California, had accidentally drowned while fishing Tuesday.
Details of the accident are unknown except that Miner and a companion were fishing in a bay when a wave overturned the raft from which they were fishing. The other party on the raft was rescued and hospitalized but the Coast Guard searchers had been unsuccessful in recovering the body of Miner when his parents were notified of the accident Wednesday.
Robert was born September 25, 1929 near Waverly and made his home with his parents until he entered military service on April 6, 1951, being stationed at Ft. Breckenridge, Ky.; Ft. Bliss, Tex.; and Camp Cronkhite, Calif. He was released on April 5, 1953. On April 26, 1953 he married Virginia Beck of Mill Valley, California, where they have since resided.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Miner; six brothes, Enneth of Jacksonville, Gilbert of Mendon, Clarence, Elmer, Wayne and Ernest of Waverly; and two sisters, Emma and Mrs. Robert Perry of Waverly.
Waverly Journal, Friday, July 9, 1976
Mrs. Virginia Rose Miner, 53, of Waverly, died June 26 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born May 20, 1923, near Concord, daughter of Aaron D. and Bernice Cooper Petefish.
She married Elmer Miner November 3, 1946. He died in September, 1963. Both were members of the Waverly Christian Church.
She is survived by her mother of Waverly; two sons, Leon and Don, both of Waverly; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Pol of Madison, Wisconsin; two brothers, Wesley Petefish of Alexander and Garlind Petefish of Jacksonville.
The wake was held Sunday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. Services were Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Neece Funeral Home in Waverly.
Rev. Richard Beach officiated. Richard Petefish sang "In The Garden" and Norma Woods accompanied on the organ.
Pallbearers were Clarence Miner, Wayne Miner, Enneth Miner, Ward Petefish, Jay Cooper and Edgar Cooper.
Burial was in the Waverly East Cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper, Sept. 20, 1963
Elmer E. Miner, well known Waverly farmer, was fatally stricken Sunday afternoon while driving in a Go-Kart race at Central Kartways east of Waverly. According to witnesses, Miner appeard to slump at the wheel after which the kart left the track and crashed into a fence. He was immediately rushed to Virden for medical aid but was pronounced dead on arrival. He was said to have suffered from a heart condition.
He was born at Waverly, August 2, 1921, son of Everett and Anna Berndt Miner. He was married November 3, 1946 to Miss Virginia Petefish. In addition to his parents, residents of Waverly, and his wife, three surviving children are Leon Raye, 14; Joyce Ann, 11 and Donald Wayne, 5.
The following brothers and sisters survive: Clarence, Wayne, Ernest, and Mrs. Robert Perry, all of Waverly; Gilbert of Mendon; Enneth of Jacksonville and Mrs. William Nerone of Pawnee. Two brothers, Robert and Melvin, preceded him in death.
Mr. Miner was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Waverly Christian Church, the Knights of Pythias Lodge and the American Legion Post.
Largely attended funeral services were held at the Neece Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. James Flanagan, pastor of the Waverly Christian Church officiating. Mrs. Lilla Duewer played organ selections during the service.
Members of Linton Lodge 401, Knights of Pythias, attended the service in a body and the KP service was conducted by James Handy.
Pallbearers were: Lloyd Crouch, Glenn Schofield, Harold Points, Richard Whalen, George Brown and Glendon Downing.
Burial was at Waverly East Cemetery.
Waverly Journal, Oct. 26, 1973
Anna W. Miner, died at 5:50 a.m., Oct. 18, at Norris Hospital in Jacksonville.
The deceased was 76 years of age. She was born Jan. 28, 1897 near New Berlin, a daughter of John and Augusta Neehaus Berndt.
Her husband, Everett Miner, and three sons, Robert, Elmer and Melvin preceded her in death.
Survivors include five sons: Wayne and Clarence of Waverly; Enneth of Jacksonville, Gilbert of Mendon; Ernest of Beaver, Oklahoma; two daughters: Mrs. Robert Perry of Waverly; Mrs. William Nerone of Pawnee; a brother Leonard Berndt of Waverly; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Miner of Waverly and Mrs. Lena Hood of Clinton, Iowa; 29 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Neece Funeral Home, Waverly on Saturday October 20 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wolfred Price officiating. Organ selections were played by Eloise Hankins.
Pallbearers were Eugene Miner, Michael Miner, Leon Miner, Don Miner, Steve Perry, Jim Caruthers, Richard Doubet and Terry Priepot. Flowers were cared for by Sharon Miner, Donna Doubet, Lana Caruthers, Sherry Miner, Joyce Miner, Joan Perry, Jana Miner and Karen Nerone.
Burial was in Waverly East Cemetery.
Unknown Newspaper, May 22, 1970
Everett M. Miner, 76, long time resident of this community, passed away Tuesday morning, May 19, at Norris Hospital in Jcksonville where he had been a patient for two weeks.
He was born December 27, 1893, in Morgan County, the son of Thomas and Emma Louise Gunnels Miner. He married Anna Berndt on October 11, 1916.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, Clarence and Wayne of Waverly; Ernest of Auburn; Enneth of Jacksonville; and Gilbert of Mendon; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Perry of Waverly and Mrs. Wm. Nerone of Pawnee. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Edgar of Frnaklin; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle McCrady of Jacksonville and Myrtle Cooney of Waverly; and two half-brothers, Albert of Jacksonville and Tommy of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Elmer, Robert and Melvin; two half-sisters, one half-brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at the Neece Funeral Home Thursday afternon with Rev. Paul Dye officiating.
Burial was in Waverly East Cemetery.
Albert Miner, 79, of Jacksonville, died Saturday morning, April 21, 2001, at his residence.
He was born June 23, 1921, in rural Franklin, the son of Thomas and Bertha White Miner. He married Louise Reed and later married Leona Boyer. He then married Brenda Eller Feb. 6, 1984, in Carlinville and she survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Alberta (husband, Allen) Keltner and Beverly (husband, Bryce) Blaeuer both of Waverly, and Carolyn Ruyle of Berlin; two sons, Vernon of Waverly and Matthew of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one step-brother, Art Britenstine of Nortonville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Claude Miner; two sisters, Gladys Britenstine and Ruby Miner; three half brothers, Edgar, Everett and Charlie Miner; and two half sisters, Myrtle Cooney and Nellie McCready.
Mr. Miner was a long-time truck driver retiring in March of 1985 following 11 years of employment with Carnation Trucking.
Following cremation, graveside memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Waverly East Cemetery in Waverly. The family will meet friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Memorial gifts are suggested to a trust fund for Matthew Miner.
Deceased was born at Franklin on March 6, 1908, a son of Thomas and Bertha White Miner.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Valenti and Mrs. Juanita Keister, both of Springfield and Rosemary Miner, Denver, Colo.; two sons, Donald Miner of Fairfield, Calif., and Milton Miner, of Alaska; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Cooney of Springfield, Mrs. Nellie McCready of Jacksonville and Mrs. Gladys Rhoades of Palmyra; five brothers, Thomas of Jacksonville, Albert of Waverly, Charles, Edgar and Everett of Franklin; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Staab Funeral Home in Springfield Monday morning.
Burial was in East Cemetery, Waverly.
Miss Mary Rynders, daughter of William and Elizabeth Rynders, was born in waverly, Illinois, February 6, 1879, and died in the veterans hospital at Amarillo, Texas, Saturday, July 7, 1945, at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 1 day.
Miss Rynders graduated from Waverly High School in the class of 1897. She later studied nursing, becoming a graduate nurse. She volunteered as an army nurse two months before the United States entered the first World War, and was assigned to a base hospital in Britain where she served until after the armistice. Following the war she practiced her profession for several years in St. Louis.
After moving to Amarillo, Texas, she became associated with her brother, Wesley N. Rynders, in the Rynders Department store, selling her interest to her brother several months ago. She had been a patient at the veterans hospital for considerably more than a year.
She was a member of the Hanson Post of the American Legion and the San Jacinto Baptist church in Amarillo.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Katherine Weile, of Alton; and three brother, James Rynders, of St. Louis, Oscar B. Rynders, of St. Louis, Oscar B. Rynders, of Wichita, Kas., and Wesley N. Rynders, of Amarillo, Texas.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel, in Amarillo, Rev. Leon M. Hill, pastor of San Jacinto Baptist church, officiating.
The body was brought to this city, funeral services being held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Baptist church, Rev. Mr. Hill officiating, assisted by Rev. W. A. Ogden, pastor of the local church.
Miss Bertha Parkin sang "Going Down the Valley," "Golden Bells," and "In the Garden," Miss stella Rodgers being the accompanist.
The pall bearers were C. F. Allen, P. H. Curtis, Otis Deatherage, R. R. Deatherage, Geo. P. Romang and Wilson M. Smith.
The flowers were cared for by Mrs. C. F. Allen, Mrs. Mae Camm, Mrs. Robert Etter, Mrs. Alma Newberry, and Misses Jessie Farmer and Eileen Flanagan.
Burial, in East cemetery, was with military honors, the ceremony being in charge of J. V. Gooden, representing the local post of the American Legion.
Waverly Journal, July 19, 1929
Mrs. Minnie Bell Thompson, aged 52 years, 7 months and 16 days, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orville Walden, west of Girard, Thursday morning last week.
She was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Miner, and was born at Waverly in 1877. In 1897 she was united in marriage to Albert Thompson at Waverly, where they spent the greater part of their married life, later moving to Springfield. Mr. Thompson preceded her in death five years ago.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marie Fletcher, of Springfield, and Mrs. Orville Walden, and four grandchildren, J. Fletcher, of Springfield, and Bernice, June and Wayne Walden, of Girard; six sisters, Mrs. Emma Leak, of Medora; Mrs. Daisy Scott, of Girard; Mrs. Sarah Turner, of Waverly; Mrs. Ollie Seymour, of Franklin, and Mrs. Effie Sevier, of Englewood, Colo., and three brothers, Everett Miner, of Moran, Kan.; Homer, of California, and Thomas, of Waverly.
Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, South, in Waverly, last Saturday afternoona t 2:30 p.m., Rev. R.F. McDaniel of Springfield, officiating. Interment was in Waverly cemetery.
Miss Sno Miner, a native of Waverly died Saturday, January 12, at 3:00 p.m., at Passavant hospital, in Jacksonville, where she had been a patient for ten days. She was 77 years of age.
Miss Miner was born near Waverly, November 29, 1879, the daughter of the late William F. and Florence Watkins Miner.
She was a member of the Methodist church, its Mitzpah class and WSCS; the Woman's club and its Household Science and Garden and Art Departments, Rebekah lodge No. 104, and the Appalonia Community Welfare club, all of Waverly.
Miss Miner is survived by one brother, Henry Miner, and a sister, Mrs. Clrence Wiggins, both of near Waverly; one niece, Mrs. Al Hacke, of East Alton; and four nephews, Marion Fletcher of Honolulu, T.H., Lester Fletcher of Denver, Colo., Edmund Fletcher of Alton, and Dr. Dickson Miner of Overlin, La.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. Ralph Fitch, officiating.
Mrs. Ralph Fitch and Mrs. E. H. Wiese sang "In the Garden" and "The Christian's Goodnight," the organist being Miss Mattie Deatherage.
The pall bearers were Clayton Anderson, Arthur Mayberry, William Imhoff, Edwin L. Rhea, Jr., John Bostic and Jesse Timmons.
The flowers were cared for by Mrs. John Bostic, Mrs. Jesse Timmons, Mrs. Edwin L. Rhea, Jr., Mrs. Arthur Mayberry, Mrs. Clayton Anderson and Miss Julia Rhea.
Burial was in East Cemetery.
Mrs. Marcia Miner, wife of Henry Miner of near Waverly, died in her sleep Thursday night, November 24, at her home. She had been under the care of a physician.
Mrs. Miner was born December 15, 1889, near Fredericktown, Mo., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Dickson.
She was married at DeSoto, Ill., on June 26, 1917, to Henry Miner, of Waverly, and they established their home on a farm southwest of town, where they have since resided.
Deceased is survived by her husband; one son, Dr. Dickson Miner, of Eglin Air Base, Florida; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Trula Thomas of Sunset Home in Quincy, and Mrs. Maybeth Bishop, of Naturita, Colo.; and two brothers, Ernest and Paul Dickson of Colorado.
Mrs. Miner was a graduate of Marvin College, at Fredericktown, Mo., and took a post graduate course at Northwestern. For several years, a number of years ago, she was a teacher in the Waverly Grade school, and in several rural schools, also for a time conducting a kindergarten class in this city. At the time of her death, Mrs. Miner was teacher of the first grade in the Franklin school, which position she had held for several years.
Mrs. Miner was a member of the Methodist church of Waverly, and the Mizpah class of the church. For over twenty years she had been in charge of the Primary department of the Sunday school, and also was a teacher in that department.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ralph Fitch.
Dr. Dickson Miner sang "When They Ring Those Golden Bells For You and Me," and Mrs. Wilson M. Smith and Mrs. E. H. Wiese sang "The Lord Is My Shepherd." The organist was Miss Mattie Deatherage.
The pass bearers were Arthur Mayberry, John Bostic, Russell Bostic, Russell Criswell, Clarence Miller and Jesse Timmons.
Burial was in East Cemetery.
William Franklin Miner was born in the Little York neighborhood, near Waverly, July 11, 1848, and died at his home west of Waverly Saturday, April 16, 1927, at 5:25 a.m., aged 78 years, 9 months and 5 days. He was the son of Alfred and Mary Miner. His father died while he was quite young. He made his own way in the world since he was 12 years of age, growing to manhood near Waverly.
On March 12, 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Florence E. Watkins, who survives him, together with four children: Mrs. Ethel Fletcher, Miss Sno Miner, Henry Miner and Miss Lois Miner. He also leaves four grandchildren.
Mr. Miner was converted at Appalonia many years ago, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, later transferring his membership to the First United Methodist Episcopal church in Waverly, on February 6, 1919. He lived a consistent christian life.
He was a member of the Waverly Lodge I.O.O.F., having joined June 14, 1888. By profession Mr. Miner was a farmer, and he spent his entire life within a short distance of Waverly.
Funeral services were conducted at the late residence, Monday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m., in charge of Rev. A. R. Wassell, pastor of the First M.E. church, assisted by Rev. C. W. Andrew, pastor of the M.E. circuit. Music was furnished by Mrs. W. A. Barrow, Mrs. J. H. Shutt, W. L. Carter and R. B. Smedley. The pall bearers were Wm. Givens, J. R. Bostic, Ed Rhea, H. R. Dalby, Elah Jones, and Edgar Criswell. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Earl Carr, Mrs. Frank Givens, Mrs. Clayton Anderson, and Miss Anne Rogers.
Interment was in East cemetery.
Frank B. Mulch, of Mt. Vernon, and a native of Waverly, died at his home Wednesday, April 16, at 7:15 p.m.
Deceased was born in Waverly in August, 1876. He was married to Mary Ella Miner, who preceded him in death March 12, 1938. The family lived here until 1922, when they moved to Mt. Vernon.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hart of Springfield and Mrs. Mabel Squier of Mt. Vernon; one son, George Mulch, of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Meyer Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, and the remains will be brought to Waverly, where graveside rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. at East. Cemetery.
John W. Turner of Springfield, and formerly of Waverly died Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Hospital.
Deceased was born near Waverly, a son of the late Allen and Sarah Miner Turner.
A resident of Springfield for 34 years, Mr. Turner, a master machinist and mechanic, operated the Turner Machine Shop at his home. He was a member of the Modesto Baptist church.
Surviving are hsi wife, the former Ada Edwards of Nortonville; three children, Willard F., Clyde W. and a daughter, Mrs. Lois Kerr, all of Springfield; and a brother, Newton M. Turner, of East St. Louis.
Funeral services were held at th Staab Funeral Home in Springfield last Friday afternoon and interment was in East Cemetery, Waverly.
DOUBLE FUNERAL LAST FRIDAY
A circumstance which does not happen often in our little city and which was a very touching scene, took place last Friday morning, when the double funeral for Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jackson was held. The husband and wife died within a few days of each other, and the funeral services for both were held in the M.E. church South, at 11 a.m. Friday, with interment in the East cemetery.
Edward H. Jackson, son of James Benton and Mary Jackson, was born in Morgan County, October 7, 1879 and departed this life at his home in Waverly Thursday, May 2, 1918, at the age of 38 years, 6 months and 26 days. His parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death, and he is survived by two brothers, Perry of Waverly, and Dillard Jackson, of Pine Tree, Ark.
Mrs. Edward Jackson was born in Sangamon County, August 25, 1886, and passed away Monday, April 29, 1918, aged 31 years, 8 months and 4 days. Her illness had been of long duration. She leaves to mourn their loss two brothers and three sisters, namely: Logan Hartley of Colorado, and Charles Hartley of Camp Taylor of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Nellie McDaniels, Mrs. Linnie Esslinger and Mrs. Mollie Bachhelm, all of Springfield, Ill.
On May 12, 1903, Mr. Edward Jackson and Miss Elizabeth Hartley were united in marriage, and to this union four children were born, all of whom survive to mourn the loss of a loveing father and mother, namely, Carl, Frances, Marietta and Shirley Jackson.
Waverly Journal, date unknown
Three Waverly People Called By Death
Our community was again saddened Monday morning, when the news spread of the death of Miss Viola Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Jackson and an employee of the Journal office. Her death followed only a short illness, the cause being diabetes. Whlie not being in her usual health, Miss Jackson had been able to work three days of last week, Friday being the last day of her appearance at the office, and the suddenness of her passing was a shock to her many friends. She was of a bright, cheery disposition, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by those with whom she came in contact in her daily work, as well as by those of her immediate family.
Viola Mae Jackson was born in Springfield, Ill., December 6, 1899, and died at her home in Waverly, Monday, July 29, 1918 at 7:10 o'clock at the age of 18 years, 7 months and 23 days. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Jackson and most of her life was spent in Waverly. At the age of thirteen years she united with the Christian churc, and has always been a faithful attendant at its services, taking active part in the work of the Sunday school and Christian Endeavor, also being a member of the church choir.
She is survived by her parents; five sisters, Elta, Leona, Carrie, Ruth and Freida; and two brothers, William and Walter; one sister preceding her in death.
Funeral serices were held at the Christian church Wednesday morning, July 31, at 11 o'clock, in charge of Rev. M. S. Metzler, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. F. E. Smith pastor of the First M.E. church. Interment was in East cemetery.
Nora Lee Goacher was born May 14, 1872 near Waverly, and departed this life at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, after a long illness, on Tuesday, May 3, 1921, at 12:10 a.m., aged 48 years, 11 months and 20 days.
On October 12, 1892, she was united in marriage to Cassander Flynn. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Avis Jones of Waverly.
In 1888 she was converted at a tabernacle meeting at Appalonia, and has been a member of the M.E. Church, South for a number of years. She was a true and devoted wife and mother, and always ready to help others in times of sickness or sorrow. She endured much suffering the last few months of her life, but was always patient and cheerful.
She is survived by her husband and daughter; three grandchildren; one brother, Albert Goacher; five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Brewer, Mrs. Clara Henry, Mrs. Dolly Rhea, Mrs. Maude Gibson and Mrs. Grace Robinson. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the M.E. church, South, Thursday afternoon, May 5, at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. R.J. Watts, of Rushville officiated, being assisted by Rev. J. E. Garrett. Interment was in East Cemetery.
Mrs. Eileen Jackson, 52, of rural Waverly, died Sunday, November 6, 1977, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born March 18, 1925, daughter of Frank and Amy Summers Eldridge; she married Fred Jackson in 1946, and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Greg and Mike, both of Waverly; a daughter, Mrs. Alcinda Haynes, Auburn; a sister, Mrs. Clara Campbell, Springfield; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Waverly Christian Church.
The family met friends at the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Neece Funeral Home in Waverly.
Mr. Rick Williams, pastor of the Waverly Christian Church, officiated over services.
Pallbearers were Don Rakes, Grover Rakes, Hardin Rowden, Mike Mitchell, Nelson Green, and Jim Ryan.
Burial was in Waverly cemetery.
Martha M. Powell, 64, of Springfield died Friday, Sept. 9, 1994, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 1, 1930, in Waverly, the daughter of Thomas J. and Cora Mae Lambert Goacher.
Mrs. Powell is survived by one son, Richard Powell of Springfield; six brothers, Russell Goacher of Sandoval and Walter, John, William, Harold and Franklin Goacher, all of Springfield; one sister, Ruth Holland of Springfield; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Waverly East Cemetery with Vaughn Beeman officiating.
Bisch and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Clara Henry, for many years a resident of Waverly, died Tuesday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m., at the Macoupin County Nursing Home in Carlinville.
Deceased was born near Waverly July 12, 1869, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Elizabeth Weller Goacher.
On September 5, 1892, she was married to J. W. Henry, who preceded her in death August 20, 1956.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Myrtle Henry and Mrs. Bernice Edwards.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Grace Lively and Mrs. Dolly Witherbee, both of Virden.
Funeral services were held at the Neece Funeral Home in this city Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Robert Kater, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating.
Miss Eunice VanWinkle and Mrs. Holland Elliott sang "Beautiful Beckoning Hands" and "In the Garden," the organist being Mrs. Gordon Hankins.
The pall bearers were John Gibson, Jr., Lindell DeLong, Otis Sims, Lester Bess, Robert Shekelton and Holland Elliott.
Burial was in East Cemetery.
Died, at her home in Waverly, Ill., of senility, at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 1907, Mrs. Rachel Boyd Miner, aged 86 years, 8 months and 18 days.
"Aunt Rachel," as she was called by all who loved her, was the daughter of W. D. and Eleanor Watson Boyd. She was born Aug. 10, 1820, at Greenborough, Pa., where she spent her girlhood. She was married Dec. 24, 1839, to Mr. Peter Brubaker, by whom she had four children: William P., Josiah, Amanda and Milton Wesley. The family moved to Ohio, and after three years went to Missouri, where they lived until driven from their home by Morgan's raid in 1862. The little family then came to Manchester, Ill., where three weeks later, October 12, 1862, occurred the death of Mr. Brubaker. In February, 1868, she was married to Mr. Elisha Miner, and since then Waverly has been her home. The death of Mr. Miner, Nov. 27, 1897, again left her a widow.
"Aunt Rachel" came of good old Methodist stock; the once famous preacher, Rev. Robert Boyd, of the Pennsylvania conference, was her uncle. Converted at the age of 19 she united with the M. E. church, and for nearly sixty-six years she has lived the life of a devoted christian and a loyal Methodist. Her church, her home, her chosen friends, constituted her little world. In her last illness she was patient, gentle and childlike in faith and love. "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so," was her last testimony. Grandly simple, grandly true.
She is survived by her son, Wm. P. Brubaker of Jacksonville, Florida; her step-daughters, Mesdames Fanny Farmer, Eve McCracken, Carrie Pawley and Miss Minnie F. Miner, all of Waverly, Ill., also one sister, Mrs. Eleanor White of Pittsburg, Pa., and a large circle of friends. Of a loving, cheerful disposition, her kindly acts, and her Dorcas work and christian charities endeared her to all who knew her. Of her it may be truly said, "She hath done what she could."
The funeral services were held in the M.E. church Tuesday afternoon, April 30, at 1:30 o'clock, by the pastor, Rev. C. M. Barton. The text chosen is found in Rev. II:10, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life," after which she was laid to rest in East cemetery till the morning of the resurrection.
Waverly, Feb. 24. - Miss Minnie Florence Miner, long an active resident of this community, died at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in Passavant hospital in Jacksonville, where she became a patient Wednesday morning following a heart attack.
Miss Miner was born in Little York community, Dec, 8, 1860, and resided in Waverly and vicinity all of her life. She was active in Waverly First Methodist church most of her life and four years ago was honored by the congregation for her service to the church over a perod of 64 years. She was a teacher in Waverly schools many years.
She was a daughter of Elisha and Rhonda Langston Miner. Surviving are a niece, Miss Jennie Farmer, with whom she resided, and a nephew, Roy McCracken, Waverly.
Remains will be removed from the Fairbanks funeral home here to the residence of Miss Jennie Farmer, Friday night, and will be taken at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to the First Methodist church were funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Francis E. Smith will officiate and burial will be in Waverly East cemetery.
Miss Kate Farmer
Miss Kate Farmer, native of the Prospect community, died at Duncan Nurses Home in Springfield yesterday, October 29 at 8:25 a.m. She was 72 years, 5 months and 9 days of age, having been born May 20, 1870.
She is survived by a sister, Miss Jessie Farmer; an aunt, Miss Minnie Miner; and a cousin, Roy McCracken, all of this city.
Funeral services willbe held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Miss Jessie Farmer, and burial will be in East cemetery.
Charles Leonard, son of William and Louisa Fletcher, was born near Waverly, August 3rd, 1864, and departed this life at the Alton Memorial hospital at 4:20 a.m. the morning of Sunday, April 23rd, 1939.
Here he grew to manhood and on September 24th, 1895, was married to Miss Ethel Miner, who preceded him in death August 6th, 1938.
For ten years they lived on a farm near Waverly and then moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, living there eight years. They returned to this vicinity operating farmland until his retiring to their own little farm just south of the city, about ten years ago. Following his wife's death last summer Mr. Fletcher went to Alton making his home with children living there and at Woodriver.
The children that came to this home are Mrs. Florence Hacke, Alton; Marion L. Fletcher of Woodriver; Lester Fletcher of Waverly, and Edmund Fletcher of Carlinville. Besides these he leaves a brother, John, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin. As a young man he united with the Soule Methodist Chapel, taking his membership to the Methodist church in Siloam Springs, and upon returning to Waverly, with his wife, joining First Methodist church, remaining a faithful member to the last.
He was affable, friendly, kindly disposed toward all, a man with a great host of friends who offer his children their sincerest sympathy.
Funeral services were held at the Wiese Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. K. Sailor, pastor of the First M.E. church.
Mrs. E. H. Sheppard and Mrs. Holland Elliott snag "I'm Going HIgher Some Day", and "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me", Mrs. E. H. Wiese being the accompanist.
The bearers of the body were Vernon Keplinger, George Stice, Ed Rhea, Wm. Givens, Edgar Criswell, and Charles Redfearn.
Interment was in East cemetery.
Mrs. Ethel Olena Fletcher, wife of Charles Fletcher, died suddenly last Saturday, at 12:40 p.m., at her home near Waverly.
Mrs. Fletcher was born at Waverly, December 3, 1874, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Miner.
She was married to Charles Fletcher, who survives her, together with the following children: a daughter, Mrs. Al Hacke, of Wood River; three sons, Marion of Wood River, Lester of Waverly, and Edmund of Carlinville.
She also leaves to mourn her departure her mother, Mrs. Florence E. Miner, of Waverly; two sisters, Miss Sno Miner of Waverly, and Mrs. Clarence Wiggins, of Carlinville; a brother, Henry Miner, and a nephew, Dixon Miner, of Waverly.
She was an active and faithful member of the First M.E. church, and its organizations. She was converted at the age of fourteen years.
Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday morning at 10:30, in charge of Rev. D. K. Sailor, pastor of the First M.E. church.
Mrs. E. H. Sheppard and Mrs. Holland Elliott sang "I'm Going Higher Some Day", and "Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me", the accompanist being Haven Sailor.
The pall bearers were Wm. Givens, E. L. Rhea, George Stice, V. G. Keplinger, Otis Sims and F. G. Burch.
The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Earl Carr, Mrs. Clayton Anderson, Mrs. Carl Blair, Mrs. J. V. Gooden, Mrs. Margaret Imhoff and Miss Inez Rogers.
Burial was in East cemetery.
Mrs. Florence E. Miner, a long time resident of this community, died at her home about a mile west of Waverly, Saturday morning, September 1, at 5:45 o'clock, at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Mrs. Miner was the daughter of Henry and Samantha Watkins, and was born June 15, 1854, on the farm on which she died, and where the greatest part of her life was spent. This farm was entered by her grandfather, Achilles Deatherage.
She was married on March 15, 1873, to William F. Miner, who preceded her in death April 16, 1927.
She is survived by two daughters, Miss Sno, at home, and Mrs. Lois Wiggins, of Carlinville; a son, Henry, of near Waverly; five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. A daughter, Mrs. Ethel Fletcher, died August 6, 1938.
Funeral services were held at the residence Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Francis E. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Mrs. E. H. Wiese sang "Golden Bells" and "God's Tomorrow," the accompanist being Miss Mattie Deatherage.
The pall bearers were Edwin Rhea, Jr., John Bostic, Clayton Anderson, Earl W. Carr, Jesse Timmons and Arthur Mayberry.
The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Clayton Anderson, Mrs. John Bostic, Mrs. Jesse Timmons, Mrs. Carl Blair and Miss Julia Rhea.
Burial was in East Cemetery.
Funeral services for William Dickson Miner, 39, a former Waverly resident, were held at the Waverly Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, Rev. David Hurley officiating.
Burial was at Waverly East Cemetery.
Mr. Miner, a resident of St. Joseph, Mo., passed away at a Veterans' Hospital in Tucson, Arizona on Friday, December 17, his death following an auto accident.
He was born in Waverly May 23, 1926, son of the late Henry and Marcia Dickson Miner.
He was a graduate of Waverly High School and Asbury College at Wilmore, Ky., where he recieved his B.S. degree. Mr. Miner received his MD degree at St. Louis University and serviced his internship at Charity Hospital in New York.
He is survived by his widow, Shirley; four children: Dickson, Mark, Marsha and Eddie. He is a nephew of Mrs. Lois Wiggins of this city.
Henry M. Miner passed away Monday evening, March 23, at 11 p.m. in Thompson Brum Knepper Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Mr. Miner was born January 28, 1886 in the same house where he has resided the past 47 years, the son of William F. and Florence Watkins Miner. He was a member of the Waverly Methodist Church.
He was married on June 26, 1917 to Marcia Dickson of Fredericton, Missouri, who preceded him in death in 1955.
He is survived by one son, Dr. Dickson Miner of St. Joseph, Missouri, four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Wiggins; one niece, Mrs. A. H. Hacke of Venice, Florida and three nephews, M. L. Fletcher Pascagoula, Mississippi; Lester Fletcher of Denver, Colorado and Edmund Fletcher of Alton, Illinois.
Mr. Miner attended the Appalonia Rural School, Waverly High School and was graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon of last week at the Waverly Methodist Church with Rev. John Muir officiating.
Pallbearers were Arthur Mayberry, John Bostic, Russell Bostic, Jesse Timmons and Ed Rhea, Jr.
Burial was in Waverly East Cemetery.
Elizabeth Mulch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Mulch, was born near Frankfort, Germany, Sept. 20, 1845. She died at her home in Waverly, Ill., Sunday, January 29, 1911, at 8 a.m. at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 9 days. At the age of six years she came to America with her parents, first settling in St. Louis, Mo., thence moving to Island Grove., Ill., and about 1860 moved to a farm near Waverly, and has lived since in this vicinity.
At the age of 20 she was united in marriage to William Rynders. To his union were born nine children, two of which died in infancy and Frederick A. at the age of fourteen.
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband; two brothers, Frederick Mulch of Waverly and Benjamin Mulch of Williams, Neb., and six children, viz: James A., of Waverly; Albert C. of Wichita, Kan.; Ruth K., of Waverly; Mary E., of St. Louis, Mo.; Oscar B., of Alton, Ill., and Wesley N., of Easton, Ill.
At an early age she was converted, uniting with the New Hope M.E. church, and has since lived a devoted though unostentatious christian life. She was a member of the W.C.T.U., in which cause she was greatly interested. She was a loving and dutiful wife and the tenderest and the best of mothers.
Funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1911, at 2 p.m., Rev. P. H. Aldrich, of the Baptist church, officiating. Interment in East cemetery.
Andrew Rynders was born October 26, 1831 in Elbridge, Onandago county, New York. With his father he moved to Illinois, at the age of four, and with other relatives settled in the vicinity which is now known as Little York.
He was married to Agnes Jones of Waverly, Ill., October 30, 1851, who preceded him in April, 1902. To this union were born five children; Charles Wilson, Xenia, Ill., John William, Waverly, Ill., Mrs. Emma Jane Henninger of Easton, Ill., and Mrs. Sarah Anne Cox and George Wallace, these two having preceded him in death. He is also survived by one brother, William of Waverly, and one half-brother Isaiah, of Waverly; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, besides numerous other relatives and friends.
In early life he was a farmer. At the age of about 38 years he felt a call to the ministry. He was a member of the Illinois M.E. Conference for about ten years. He was proprietor of the City Hotel of Waverly, for about 20 years.
He has had extraordinary health, not having needed the services of a physician for more than fifty years. About eight months preceding his death he was attacked with Sciatic rheumatism. Although quite helpless during all these months, he was confined to his bed only about the last wo weeks, succeeding a fall. Mr. Rynders has always been a man of instinctive religious convictions, and a devoted student of the Bible, in which he was exceptionally versed, and was THE book to him. He had peculiar, individual opinions of his own, among which he requested there be no flowers at his funeral.
Mr. Rynders, up until a few months ago, was conducting the City Hotel of this city, and at that time going to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henninger of Easton, Ill., where he died Thursday night, Feb. 24. The remains were brought to this city, funeral services being held in the First M.E. chuch Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. G. Adams. Interment was made in East cemetery.
Carrie Abbie, daughter of Elisha and Rhoda Miner, was born in Waverly, December 22, 1865, and died Monday, December 29, 1924, at the Springfield Hospital, where she had recently been taken in the hope that she might regain her fast failing health. She was 59 years and 7 days of age at the time of her death.
She was converted at the age of thireen years and joined the First M. E. church in this city, of which she was a consistent and faithful member until she was called to join the Church Triumphant. Because the conditions of her health did not permit, she did not attend the church services often, but frequently attended the Willing Workers Sunday school class, in which she was very much interested. Also she was one of the charter members of the Epworth League.
On January 29, 1890 she was united in marriage with William T. Pawley, removing to a farm near Waverly, where they lived until their coming to town twenty years ago. Three sons were born, all dying in infancy.
She is survived by her faithful husband, three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Farmer, Mrs. Eva McCracken and Miss Minnie Miner; one nephew, two nieces, besides other relatives and friends, who will remember her as a woman of cheerful countenance and quiet, unassuming ways.
Funeral services were held at the First M.E. church, Wednesday, december 31, at 2 o'clock p.m., in charge of the pastor, Rev. A. R. Wassell. Music was furnished by Miss Bertha Parkin, Mrs. M. J. Black, W. L. Carter and R. B. Smedley. The pall bearers were J. C. Deatherage, D. C. Calhoun, Henry Hall, Claud Shumway of Palmyra, George Bland and W. A. Sisson. Interment was in East cemetery.
William Thomas Pawley was born in Rineyville, Hardin County, Ky., June 22, 1862 and died at Our Savior's hospital in Jacksonville, Ill., November 5, 1926, aged 64 years, 4 months and 14 days. Spening his early manhood in Kentucky, he came to Illinois at the age of 23 years. He first came to Marion County, but a little later came to Waverly.
He was united in marriage with Miss Carrie A. Miner, January 29, 1890. To this union three children were born, all dying in infancy. Mrs. Pawley passed away December 29, 1924. For the past four years Mr. Pawley's great niece, Miss Reta Haynes, has made her home with him. Mr. Pawley was a farmer, and lived on several farms near Waverly before moving to town about twenty-two years ago.
When a young man he was converted and joined the First Methodist Episcopal church in Waverly, living a consistant christian life. He was also a member of the local Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Mr. Pawley is survived by three brothers and one sister, namely: James Pawley of Delaware, Okla.; John Pawley of Rineyville, Ky.; Jacob Pawley of Idaho; and Mrs. Lucy Roberts, of the state of Washington.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30, at the First M.E. church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. A. R. Wassell, assisted by Rev. C. W. Andrew, of the M.E. circuit. The choir of the First M.E. church sang several selections. The pall bearers were Lewis Walker, Lester Davenport, Thomas Dennis, Fred E. Deatherage, C. F. Allen and V.G. Keplinger. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. R. H. Hall and Miss Addie Everett; and Mrs. Claude Shumway and Mrs. Wm. Sisson of Palmyra. Members of the K. of P. attended the services in a body.
Interment was in East cemetery.
Claude Rynders a resident of Jacksonville for a number of years, died last Friday morning at Passavant hospital.
Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Rynders, and was born in the Waverly community. He is survived by several cousins, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at the Reynolds Chapel Monday afternoon at 1:30, in charge of Rev. O. B. Enselman. Miss Eileen Rowden sang two sons, "In the Garden" and "Golden Bells".
The pall bearers were Charles Murgatroyd, Dick Olroyd, Newton Reid and Carl Stiltz.
The floewrs were cared for by Mrs. Fred German and Mrs. Cecil DeVault.
Burial was in East cemetery, Waverly.
Melvin Miner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Miner, was born last Saturday morning, and passed away that night at the family home near Waverly.
Surviving the babe are his parents; and the following brothers and sisters: Emmet, Clarence, Elmer, Gilbert, Emma, Robert, Eva, Wayne and Ernest, all at home.
Funeral services were held at the Neece Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. James Preston, of Roodhouse. Miss Trela Neece sang "In the Garden" and "Jewels", with Miss Mattie Deatherage as accompanist.
Burial was in East cemetery.
Mrs. Everett Goacher Killed Accidentally
Shot By Her Young Son
Sad Accident Sunday When Four
Year Old Son Pulled Trigger of
Shot Gun and Killed His
Our community was saddened about noon Sunday when it became known that Mrs. Everett Goacher was at the point of death, caused by her four year old son, Eldon, firing a shot gun so that the discharge tore an ugly wound in her side. Mrs. Goacher died a few hours later at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville.
The sad accident occurred shortly after Mr. Goacher returned from a hunting trip in the neighborhood of his residence southwest of Waverly. He laid the gun down on a log and while he and Mrs. Goacher were dressing the game Mr. Goacher had killed, Eldon began playing with the gun, and in doing so fired the fatal shot. The bereaved husband, and the little son who was the unconscious and unmeaning cause of his mother's death, have the sympathy of the entire community.
Elsie May Miner, oldest daughter of Thomas and Emma Miner, was born near Franklin, September 19, 1889, and departed this life at 5 p.m. October 14, 1917, at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville, aged 28 years and 25 days.
She was converted at the age of twelve years and attended the Methodist church when opportunity was afforded her. At the age of sixteen years, upon the death of her mother, she was left with the care of six children, the youngest being only four months of age. To these she devoted herself with a mother's tender love and care.
She was united in marriage to Everett H. Goacher, November 25, 1908. To this union was born one son, Eldon Lee, who is left with the husband to mourn their loss so deeply. With them are also father, step-mother, three sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Rouland of Waverly, Nellie and Myrtle at home; three brothers; Everett, Edgar and Charley; two half-brothers and one half sister, besides numerous friends.
The funeral service was conducted at the M.E. Church South, Tuesday, October 16, at 1 p.m., the pastor, Rev. J. C. Jones, officiating. Interment was made in East Cemetery.
Ada S. Jones, daughter of John and Fannie Jones, was born near Waverly, Ill., December 17, 1868, and departed this life October 31, 1914, at the age of 45 years, 10 months and 14 days.
She was converted at an early age in the Methodist Episcopal church of New Hope, under the ministry of Robert Clark. She later removed her membership to Appalonia, where she has remained a faithful member.
She was united in marriage July 30, 1890 to Albert Miner and to this union were born five children: John Ray, Mary L., Raymond, Sarah and Helen. She also leaves a father, mother and husband, who mourn the loss of one they love, besides a host of friends who will always remember her smiling face.
She was a good daughter, and grew into womanhood a true christian and a good mother. While she was a great sufferer, she bore it all with a christian fortitude and looked forward to the time when suffering would be no more.
The funeral services were conducted at the First Methodist church Monday afternoon, November 2, at 1:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. E. E. Strevey, pastor of the M.E. circuit, assisted by Rev. J. S. Smith of the M.E. church. Interment was in East cemetery.
Albert Miner was born in Morgan County, Illinois, November 16, 1865, and died Thursday, May 5, 1921, aged 56 years, 6 months and 11 days.
He was married to Miss Ada Jones July 30, 1890. To this union were born five children, namely: John, Raymond, Sarah and Helen, who remain at home, and Mrs. Albert Collins, who lives on a farm near Waverly.
He is also survived by three brothers: Everet Miner of Moran, Kan.; Thomas Miner of Waverly, and Homer Miner of Englewood, Colo; also seven sisters: Mrs. Sarah Turner of Waverly, Emma Leak of Medora, Minnie Thompson and Ella Mulch of Springfield, Daisy Scott of Granite City, and Ollie Seymour of Franklin; and two grandchildren, Star and Darleane Collins. Besides these, there are many other relatives and friends left to mourn his departure into that unseen world, where his wife preceded him seven years ago.
Mr. Miner was converted several years ago and united with the Methodist church. But like a great many he let down the cross and lost God out of his heart, and it was his request that the minister who preached his funeral should mention this. But about six months before he died he renewed his covenant with God and testified before he died that he was ready to go.
He was a kind and loving father and was loved and respected by those who knew him.
Funeral services were conducted at the First M.E. church in Waverly, Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m., in charge of Rev. F. H. Lathrop, pastor of the M.E. Circuit. Interment was in East cemetery.
Mrs. Thomas Miner Dies Suddenly
Heart Attack Fatal to Mrs. Thomas
Miner of South of Franklin,
Mrs. Bertha Miner, aged 36, wife of Thomas Miner, was stricken with an attack of heart disease early Sunday morning as she was about to prepare breakfast for her family, and died a few minutes later, at her home in the Hartland neighborhood, ten miles south of Franklin.
Mrs. Miner arose before her husband and went to the kitchen. She was there only a short time when she complained of feeling faint. She started back to the bedroom but fell on the floor unconscious. Her husband and children carried her to bed an she passed away twenty minutes later.
A call was sent for Dr. Berryman of Scottville, but owing to the condition of the roads he was halted on his trip when neighbors were informed that Mrs. Miner was dead.
Coroner C. S. Young, of Jacksonville, spent almost the entire day in getting to and from the Miner home, which is off an oiled highway. The roads in thar part of the country are impassable in some places and the coroner and his driver were forced to leave their car and walk for some distance. The inquest was held about 3 o'clock.
The verdict was death from an attack of acute myocarditis, a form of heart disease. It was rendered by a jury consisting of Joe Kelly, foreman; Mrs. Emma Bull, Mrs. Hattie Neece, Mrs. Reta Hart, Mrs. Della Woods and Miss Ruth Dodd, clerk.
Mr. Miner and a neighbor, Mrs. Nellie Austiff, were witnesses at the inquest.
Mrs. Miner is survived by her husband and the following children: Claude, of near Waverly, Thomas, Albert and Gladys, at home; also four sisters, Mrs. William Wood, of Franklin; Mrs. Arthur Stewart, Mrs. Omer Mitchell and Mrs. Verne Rouland, of Jacksonville; and three brothers, Lester, Sterling and Ernest White. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon White, who live in Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held at Hartland church Tuesday morning at __(remaining column is missing).
Special to the State Journal.
Waverly, Dec. 16 - An inquest was held into the death of Mrs. Thomas Miner, by Coroner Young yesterday afternoon in Jacksonville. The jury found that she came to a death from a heart attack. She was stricken with an attack yesterday morning while she was preparing breakfast and died shortly afterward.
She was 36 years old and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou White of this city. She is survived by her husband and five children.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning and the remains will be taken to Waverly for burial.
Hazel Miner, 48, died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Hazel had been a patient there for about two months.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Waverly Baptist Church with burial in Waverly Cemetery. Visitation was at the Neece Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Ralph Young, Robbie Jennings, Richard Doubet, Pete Henderson, Leonard Reed, and Glen Anderson.
Flower girls were Shirley Turner, Donna Doubet, Linda Love, Eldon Patterson, and Kay Glazer.
Hazel was born July 28, 1933 in Jacksonville, a daughter of Cleve and Bertha Branom Eldridge.
She married Harold Miner in 1954.
Surviving are: her husband; a son, Eugene of Lincoln; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Louise) Williams of Waverly; two brothers, Walter Eldridge of Waverly and Alfred Eldridge of Palmyra.
She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
Hazel was a member of the Waverly Baptist Church, a deaconess for many years, and worked with the church's youth group. She was also a volunteer for the Cancer Crusade in Waverly for many years.
Clarence E. Miner, 87, of Springfield and formerly of Waverly, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Riverbirch Assisted Living in Springfield.
He was born July 30, 1919, in Morgan County, the son of Everett and Anna Berendt Miner. He married Edna Dwyer on Oct. 7, 1943, and she survives.
He is also survived by one son, Jay, of Atlanta; three daughters, Donna (husband, Richard) Doubet and Lana (husband, Jim) Caruthers, both of Waverly, and Bobbi (husband, Rick) Paine of Monument, Colo.; four grandchildren, Cale (wife, Tracy) Doubet of Savoy and Neely (husband, Dirk) Dudden and Andrea and Geoffrey Paine, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne (wife, Kay) of Waverly; and two sisters, Emma Nerone of Pawnee and Eva (husband, Robert) Perry of Waverly. He was preceded in death by one son, Earl, in infancy; and five brothers.
Mr. Miner made farming his career in life.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Waverly, with burial at Waverly East Cemetery. Family will meet friends one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Waverly or the Girard Rescue Squad. Neece Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.
Priscilla "Kay" Miner, 70, of Waverly, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Robert A. and Priscilla Kadell Ferris. She married Wayne Richard Miner on May 11, 1957, in Jacksonville, and he survives.
She is also survived by her mother of Jacksonville; two sons, Richard (wife, Moira) of Fort Myers, Fla., and Jason of Waverly; two daughters, Victoria (husband, David) Lewis of Union City, N.J., and Pamela Miner of Fort Myers, Fla.; two grandchildren, Beatrice Kay and Alex Broderick, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, R. Michael Ferris of Jacksonville; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Miner attended MacMurray College and served as Librarian at Waverly Library, retiring after 15 years of service. She was an organizer of Waverly Junior Women's Club, and served as their first president. She also beloned to the Christian Science Church of Springfield. Her interests included art, sewing and reading.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in waverly, with burial at Waverly East Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. memorials are suggested to Waverly Library and Waverly Rescue Squad.
John R. Miner, 68, a veteran of World War I, passed away Wednesday evening, March 22nd at Passavant Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.
He was born June 2, 1892 in Morgan County, son of the late Albert and Ada Jones Miner. Survivors include a brother, Raymond in Denver, Colorado; two sisters, Miss Sarah Miner of Macomb and Mrs. Harvey (Helen) Ortlund of Chicago, also five nieces and 2 nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Neece Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Howard Fisher officiating.
Burial will be in Waverly East Cemetery.
Mrs. Leona Miner, 51, of 37 Maplecrest, Jacksonville, died at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1983 at Passavant Hospital.
Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Sherman and Sally Baker Boyer.
She married Albert Miner in 1965, and he survives, along with her mother, Sally; one step-son, Vernon Miner of Waverly; three step-daughters, Alberta Keltner and Beverly Blaeuer, both of Waverly, Carolyn Decker of Murrayville; one brother, Donald Boyer of Arlington Heights; six sisters, Annabelle Angelo of Jacksonville, Patricia Boyer and Kathryn Hettick, both of Franklin, Letha Reynolds and Wanda Johnson, both of Williamsburg, Va., and June Scher of Aberdeen, South Dakota; nine grandchildren adn two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Neece Funeral Home at Franklin with burial in Waverly East Cemetery.
Nellie Elizabeth Miner, 86, of Jacksonville and formerly of Waverly died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the NBA Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville.
She was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Waverly, the daughter of Willie and Mary Rouland. She married Thomas Russell Miner in 1932, and he preceded her in death in 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Rolland of Jacksonville, and Russel (wife, Billie) of Pleasant Plains; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchldren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Seymour and Vianna Lowery; and one granddaughter.
Mrs. Miner was employed in the housekeeping department at the Illinois Department of Mental Health in Jacksonville. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary 1379 in Jacksonville. She was a volunteer bus assistant for senior citizens and she was involved with the United Commercial Travelers. She was a member of the Youngblood Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. today at the Neece-Airsman Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, with burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at Waverly East Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 5 p.m. until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, NBA Barton Stone Christian Home, or Nortonville Youngblood Baptist Church.
Ruby Ilene Miner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Miner of Mud Prairie, was born August 11, 1914, and departed this life, July 7, 1925, at 9:15 p.m., being 10 years, 10 months and 26 days old. She was taken ill the preceding Friday with neuritis, and her death was a shock to the entire community. Though her suffering was severe, yet she was conscious, and conversed with her parents. She was a kind, affectionate child, very thoughtful of others, considering her tender age, and was loved by all who knew her.
She leaves her parents, three brothers, Claude, Tom and Albert, and one sister, Gladys' three half brothers, Everett, Edgar and Charlie Miner, and two half sisters, Mrs. Herman Turner and Mrs. Marvin McCready. Two half sisters, Mrs. Everett Goacher and Mrs. Walter Rouland preceded her in death. She also leaves many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at New Hope church Thursday morning, July 9, at 10 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Ford of Nortonville. The pall bearers were four school mates from Hartland. The flower girls were Marie Rouland, Opal Eldridge, Mabel Wood, Ethel Austif, from this district. Interment was made in East cemetery at Waverly.
Sarah E. Miner, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Macomb, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday at Regency Health Care Center.
She was born Sept. 18, 1903, in Waverly, the daughter of Albert and Ada Jones Miner. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and John Miner, and two sisters, Mary Miner Collins and Helen Miner Ortlund.
Miss Miner was a graduate of Waverly High School and received her bachelor of science degree from Illinois State University in 1929. She received her master of science degree from Iowa State University in 1933. She did additional graduate work at Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Cornell University.
She taught vocational home economics at Waverly High School from 1929 to 1933, Girard High School from 1933 to 1935 and Eureka College from 1935 to 1936. She was assistant professor of home economics, food and nutrition at Western Illinois University from 1936-1965, and head of the home economics department from 1945 to 1965. In 1965 she became chairman of the University of Nsukka in Nigeria in 1966. Because of the civil war there, she left after 18 months and returned to Macomb.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Macomb, American Association of University Professors, American Home Economics Association, Macomb Women's Club and McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary. She was president and vice president of the Illinois Home Economics Association, chairman of the Illinois Nutrition Committee and president and vice-president of the Illinois Vocational Home Economics Teachers Association. She was a past member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Pi Lambda Theta. She was a charter member of Altrusa.
Surviving are four nieces and a nephew.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waverly East Cemetery, with Joe Stipanowich officiating. Staab Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Letitia Miner Collins died last Saturday afternoon, February 22, at St. John's hospital, Springfield, where she had been a patient for several weeks.
Mrs. Collins, a daughter of Albert and Ada Jones Miner, was born near Waverly, November 16, 1896.
In 1912 she was married to Albert Collins, and five children were born to this union, namely: Starr, who now lives in Montana; Darlene, who is in training as a nurse at St. John's hospital in Springfield; Ruth, now Mrs. Eugene Garman, of Moline; and John Robert and Patricia Ann, who are at home with their father.
Mrs. Colins is also survived by two brothers, John and Raymond Miner, both of Waverly, and two sisters, Miss Sarah Miner, of Macomb, and Mrs. Helen Ortlund, of Chicago. Her parents preceded her in death.
Her home was in the Waverly neighborhood, and last fall the home was made in Waverly. Her church membership was in the First Methodist church of this city.
Funeral services were held at the Neece Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor of her church, Rev. Francis E. Smith.
The pall bearers were Logan Elliott, Lloyd Cox, Russell Bostic, Otis Timmons, Albert Hunt and Edwin Rhea.
The floral offerings were cared for by Mrs. Starr Edwards, Mrs. T. T. Wilson, Mrs. Ira Flynn, Mrs. Richard Whalen, Mrs. Otis Timmons, Mrs. David Sledge, Mrs. E. E. Fletcher and Mrs. Harry Whitlock.
Burial was in East cemetery.
Fannie Merrick Farmer, the subject of this sketch, was born at Little York, Ill., September 15, 1846, the elder daughter of Elisha and Rhoda Miner. She moved with her parents at the age of six years to Waverly where her schooling was obtained and she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage with Charles A. Farmer, April 4, 1867, soon after his return from the Civil War.
They established their home at Prospect, and she proved a very efficient helpmate in those reactionary days following the national struggle to prevent disintegration; she worked side by side, shoulder to shoulder with her ambitious young husband in obtaining and building up a home of their own. Early in 1888 they decided to retire from the farm, and effected a deal whereby her husband was to enter into partnership in the banking business with the Wemple brothers, old schoolmates and lifelong associates of his. But sad to relate, they had only gotten fairly established in their new town home when her husband was very suddenly and unexpectedly stricken with death from heart disorder, contracted from exposure in April, 1888. After rallying from this almost unbearable blow she very bravely took hold of the burdens of life, and though ofttimes quite seriously handicapped, has valiantly "carried on" ever since.
She was converted in childhood and soon became an earnest member of the M.E. church, and always a regular attendant up until in her later years she was unable to attend because of rheumatic afflictions and loss of hearing. While in the Prospect neighborhood their home was almost always headquarters of the ministers in charge and both were great aids in the social activities in that church society.
She was converted in childhood and soon became an earnest member of the M.E. church, and always a regular attendant up until in her later years she was unable to attend because of rheumatic afflictions and loss of hearing. While in the Prospect neighborhood their home was almost always headquarters of the ministers in charge and both were great aids in the social activities in that church society.
Her work finished, very perceptibly meriting the oft repeated "Well and faithfully done", she passed on to her reward at 12 o'clock noon, Tuesday, May 19, 1925, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 4 days.
Two daughters survive, Kate M., of Jacksonville and Jessie G., at home; two sisters, Mrs. Wm. McCracken, and Minnie Miner who has been such a faithful assistant and helpmate through all her declining years; also surviving are many cousins and other relatives and friends. Quite noticeable among these are two cousins about the same age, Mrs. Emma Merrick of Jacksonville and Mrs. Nellie Rice of Chicago, all of whom grew up together to womanhood in this city, and among whom there has always been a close bond of union and fellowship.
Funeral services were held at the residence Thursday afternoon, May 21st, at 1 o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. Francis E. Smith of Gibson City, a former pastor, assisted by the present pastor of the First M.E. church, A. R. Wassell. Interment was in East cemetery.
Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Miss Elizabeth Stockdale, Mrs. J. H. Shutt, R. B. Smedley and W. L. Carter. The pall bearers were Wm. Sissons, J. C. Deatherage, James Shelekton, C. W. Lowe, M. VanWinkle, and Ernest Crouse. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Robert Etter, Mrs. C. W. Lowe, Mrs. Maude Dyson, Misses Myrtle Burns, Cora VanWinkle and Edith Graves.
Miss Jessie Farmer, waverly native, dies
Waverly - Miss Jessie Farmer, 87, formerly of Waverly and recently living at Evenglow Lodge at Pontiac, died Monday morning at Pontiac.
She was born Dec. 31, 1888 in Waverly, a daughter of Charles A. and Fannie Miner Farmer.
Survivors include several cousins.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Neece Funeral Home with burial to be in the Waverly cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.
Transcribed by: Shirley Aleguas