Surname B Obits Pike County, Illinois - AHGP
The Quincy Daily Journal, October 20, 1914, Page 9 The sudden death of Mrs. Milton Batley, Wednesday morning came as a great shock to her family and many friends. Mrs. Batley was as well as usual the day before, calling on neighbors and attending to household duties. Wednesday morning early she was taken ill and a physician was called. She grew worse toward morning and expired while her husband was waiting on her. Elizabeth Walker was born near Griggsville, Illinois, August 16, 1838 and was married to Milton Batley, February 4, 1858. Five children were born to this union, three of whom survive, Charles W., of Milton, Illinois, Mrs. D. A. Schaffnet of Jacksonville, Illinois and Robert of Kansas City. The aged husband will feel her death most keenly as they were very companionable. William Batley will close the home for the winter and spend most of the time with his son, Robert and wife, in Kansas City. Funeral services were held from the home, Reverend Taylor of Chambersburg officiating. The floral tributes were profuse and very beautiful. Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Batley and Mr. and Mrs. Archer Batley, of Milton, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Batley and Miss Eva Williams of Kansas City, and John Batley and son George of Bluffs, Illinois.

Quincy, Illinois Herald Whig, Monday March 18, 1974, page 7B CLYDE LOREN BETTS Clyde Loren BETTS, 74, of 320 N. Eighth died Sunday. (March 17, 1974) Mr. BETTS was born at New Canton, IL. Jan. 28, 1900. He was the son of William and Elsie REEVES BETTS. He was a veteran of both World War I and World War II. He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church. He was a shoe cobbler. Surviving are four sons; Martin and Alan BETTS of Quincy, and Timothy and David BETTS at home; a brother Bill BETTS of Quincy; two sisters Mrs. Eva HILLMAN and Mrs. Edna SMITH of Quincy. He was preceded in by three brothers Dick, Emery (Nick), and James S. BETTS. Services will be held at Duker Funeral Home with the Rev. T. G. MORGAN officiating. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. (Submitted by Judi A. Gilker)

BINNS, A. C., Mrs.

The Quincy Daily Journal - Tuesday, August 1, 1911, - Page 2
The death of Mrs. A. C. Binns occurred very suddenly at the family home east of town Saturday evening. She had been slightly ill for several days, but her condition was not believed to be serious. Her death was a shock to the neighborhood. The funeral was held Monday morning at Detroit. Interment was made in the Blue River Cemetery.


BOSSARTE Bernice (Jibben) b: 9 May 1923 New Canton, IL d: 15 Feb 1990 Springfield, IL bu: Payson, IL m: Earl S. Bossarte on 15 Sep 1946 Barry, IL fa: Benjamin H. Jibben MO: Mabel Shields. Husband preceded in death 4 Jul 1976. Resident of Pittsfield, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Bill (Kay) Harr of Greenfield and Mrs. Gary (Vicki) Chapman of Marion, two grand, five step-grand and five step-great-grandchildren, two sisters: Lavada McKinney and Loretta Harris both of Hull and one brother: Walter Krei of Gibson City.(Submitted by Thelma Blacketer McGraw)


BOSSARTE Dean Leeb: 4 May 1928 Pike Co., IL d: 9 Dec 1983 Quincy, IL bu: Payson, IL m: Rowena Murfin on 30 Jun 1956 Payson, IL fa: Walter S. Bossarte MO: Naomi McAllister. Resident of rural Payson, IL Korean War Army Vet. Survived by his wife, his father, five daughters: Mrs. Michael (Cheryl) Ulrich of Springfield, Mrs. George (Becky) Adduci of Quincy, Susan, Diana and May Bossarte all at home , four granddaughters , a brother: Keith Bossarte of Orland, CA, two sisters: Mrs. Donna Hallerberg of Quincy, and Mrs. Marie Ramage of Jacksonville. Preceded by his mother and a brother. (Submitted by Thelma Blacketer McGraw)


BOSSARTE Earl Sidney b: 19 May 1917 Detroit, IL d: 4 Jul 1976 Quincy, IL (Blessing Hospital) bu: Payson, New Cemetery, Payson, IL m: A. Bernice Jibben in 1946 (place not stated) fa: Walter Bossarte MO: Naomi McCallister. A resident of rural Payson, IL Survived by his wife, his parents of Pike County, and two daughters: Mrs. Roger (Vicki) Metternich of Jacksonville and Mrs. William (Kay) Harr brothers and sister: Keith of Concord, CA. Dean of Payson Mrs. John (Marie) Ramage of Jacksonville and Mrs. Donna Hellerburg of Quincy and one step-grandson.(Submitted by Thelma Blacketer McGraw)


BOSSARTE Keith Walter b: 1 Sep 1919 , Griggsville, IL d: 5 Aug 1994 Orland, CA bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL m: Betty (surname not stated) fa: Walter S. Bossarte MO: Naomi M. McCallister. Resident of Orland, CA, formerly of Pike Co., IL, WWII Navy Vet. Survived by his wife of Orland, two sisters: Marie Ramage of Edgewater, Colo.and Donna Hallerberg of Quincy and one sister-in-law: Rowena Bossarte of Payson. (Submitted by Thelma Blacketer McGraw)


BOSSARTE Naomi M. (McAllister) b: 11 Nov 1892 , Newburg, IL d: 3 May 1978 Griggsville, IL bu: Bethel Cemetery, Griggsville, IL m: Walter S. Bossarte on 26 Feb 1916 in Pittsfield, IL fa: Cyrus McAllister MO: Anna Eliza Cooper. Resident of rural Griggsville, IL Survived by her husband , two daughters: Mrs. John (Marie) Ramage of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Donna Hallerberg of Quincy, two sons: Keith Bossarte of Concord, CA and Dean Bossarte of rural Payson. 14 grand and five g-grandchildren. (Submitted by Thelma Blacketer McGraw)


BOSSARTE Walter Sidney b: 24 Feb 1894 Time, IL d: 18 Feb 1992 Springfield, IL bu: Bethel Cemetery, rural Griggsville, IL m: Naomi M. McAllister on 26 Feb 1916 in Pittsfield, IL fa: John Bossarte MO: Janette Manker. Wife preceded in death 3 May 1978. Resident of Clarkston Court Nursing Home, Pittsfield, formerly of Griggsville. Survived by two daughters: Mrs. John A. (Marie) Ramage of Edgewater, Colo.and Donna Hallerberg of Quincy, one son: Keith Bossarte of Orland, CA. 14 grand and 17 g-grandchildren and one brother: Charles Bossarte of Moline. Preceded by two sons: Earl and Dean Bossarte and one sister: Charlotte Bossarte Lewis. (Submitted by Thelma Blacketer McGraw)


The Quincy Daily Whig - Wednesday, June 13, 1906, - Page 4
Pike County Editor Dead - J. Merrick Bush, of Pittsfield, Died Yesterday Morning - Was A Pioneer of Illinois - Had Been State Senator and Long Prominent in Public Affairs

With the death of J. Merrick Bush, for more than forty years proprietor of the Pike County Democrat, over thirty-five of which he spent in the editorial management of that paper, Pittsfield loses one of its leading citizens and pioneers. his Death occurred early yesterday morning at his home there at an advanced age. His wife died about ten years ago.
Mr. Bush was a native of Massachusetts, and as a young man sought his fortune in the west, arriving at Pittsfield in 1838, and making the capital of Pike County his place of residence from that time -- sixty-four years ago.
During his manifold duties as a publisher he had taken time to take up public burdens. In 1871 he was elected to the state senate from his district, and for twenty-five years he held the office of master in chancery of his county, under both Judge Shope and Higbee. In politics he was a democrat of the old stamp, and his prominent connection with that party gave him a state-wide reputation.
After the death of his wife he lost much interest in public affairs, and some six years ago laid down his pen to spend his remaining days in peace and quietness. The management of the paper was intrusted to his two sons, J. M. Bush, Jr., and W. C. Bush. They have followed the policy to which they had been so carefully trained by the veteran editor with success.
In his younger days Mr. Bush was active in all affairs that pertained to the welfare of Pittsfield and Pike County. He was at the head of many enterprises and was affilliated with various orders.
The funeral will take place from his late home in Pittsfield. The services will be conducted by Dean Little of the Hannibal Episcopal Church, and in charge of the Knights Tempaln of which he had long been a member.