J Obituary & Birth Announcements Page for Cass County, Illinois

Obituary
Name: John JACOBS
Newspaper: Rushville Times
Date: February 16, 1905
Submitter: Tammie

John JACOBS of Virginia, who was accidentally shot in the leg while hunting a few days ago, died from his injuries. The deceased was 34 years of age.

Name: Margaret A. JENTSCH
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: December 23, 2002
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Margaret A. Jentsch - 1910-2002 - Beardstown

    Margaret A. Jentsch, 92, of Beardstown and formerly of Springfield and Chicago, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 2002, at Culbertson
Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    She was born Aug. 16, 1910, in Beardstown, the daughter of John W. and Ida Mae Buck Williams. She married Robert A. Jentsch on May 13,
1939, in Chicago, and he preceded her in death in 1970. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including A.C. (wife, Becky) Jones of Beardstown. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd Williams, Clifford Williams, Ernest Anderson and Clarence in infancy; and three sisters, Rhoda Williams in infancy, Ethel McQuead and Robel Jones.
    Mrs. Jentsch was previously employed with Bell Telephone Company in Chicago for many years.
    Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 24, 2002, at the Beardstown City Cemetery, with John Ruppel officiating. The family will meet with friends from noon until 12:45 p.m Tuesday at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown.


Name: Loretta "Reddy" JOHNSON
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: February 2, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Loretta "Reddy" Johnson - 1934-2003 - Chandlerville
      Loretta "Reddy" Johnson, 68, of Chandlerville, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 30, 2003 at her residence.
    She was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Ashland, the daughter of William and Velda Beaty Thompson. She married Harold W. Johnson March 30, 1957, in Springfield, and he survives.
    She is also survived by three sons, Daniel (wife, Debbie) Stevens of Chandlerville and Harold "Rhet" Johnson and John Kirk (wife, Jessica) Johnson, both of Bath; three daughters, Dorthea Stevens of Lewistown, Autumn (husband, Dean) Johnson, Lynn of Kendallville, Ind., and Barbara (husband, Dennis) Nall of Chandlerville; 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bryant Thompson of Girard and Curt Thompson of Chandlerville; and two sisters, Ella Buhl of Virden and Deloris Oller of Mason City. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Freeman Thompson and William Thompson, Jr.
    Mrs. Johnson was an Avon representative for 10 years and a homemaker. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Chandlerville and Old Lincoln Highway in Chandlerville.
    Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Chandlerville, with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery in Chandlerville. Memorials are suggested to the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Chandlerville.

Name: Richard M. JOHNSON
Newspaper: Cass County Star-Gazette, Beardstown, IL
Date of Newspaper: November 14, 2002
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Richard M. Johnson April 19, 1907 - November 9, 2002
    Richard M. Johnson, 95, of Chandlerville, died Saturday morning, November 9, 2002 at the Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.
    He was born April 19, 1907 in Chandlerville, the son of Arthur Lee Sr. and Nancy Harbison Johnson. He married Althea Gebhards in December of 1945 and she preceded him in death on September 18, 1996.
    He is survived by one sister, Mabel Abbott of Virginia; one nephew, William Beck of Morton; and three great-nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Lee Johnson, Jr. and a niece.
    Mr. Johnson was a life long farmer in the Cass County area and a member of the Chandlerville Christian Church.
    Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at the Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home in Chandlerville with burial in Chandlerville Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts are suggested to Chandlerville Christian Church.

Name: Josephine Sudbrink JOKISCH
Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Newspaper:
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Josephine (Sudbrink) Jokisch
"SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. R. JOKISCH
Passes Away Monday At Barnes Hospital
    Largely attended funeral services for Mrs. Josephine S. Jokisch were held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in this city with Rev. T.C. Burton officiating. Organ music was furnished by Mrs. Otto L. Dour. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Edwin and Clifford Sudbrink, Charles Caldwell, Gene Brockhouse, Elmer Jurgens, Eugene Clemons, Luren and John Jokisch.
    Miss Betty Nan Anderson and Miss Louise Ruppel assisted with the flowers.
    Mrs. Jokisch submitted to surgery on Thursday of last week at Barnes hospital in St. Louis and her condition was reported to be satisfactory. On Sunday morning, she became worse, and passed away Monday at 4:30 a.m.
    Mrs. Jokisch was the daughter of William and Janet Taylor Sudbrink, and spent here [her] entire life in the community.
    She is survived by her husband, Roy Jokisch, two daughters, Mrs. Walter Adkins and Mrs. Russell Davidsmeier, both of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Otto Wernsing of Decatur and Miss Mary Sudbrink of this city.
    She was a member of the local Presbyterian church and was active in its various departments, particularly the choir and the Missionary
society. Her passing will be felt keenly by the entire church, as well as the community."

Name: Nellie C. JOLLY
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: August 21, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Nellie C. Jolly - 1906-2003 - Beardstown

   Nellie C. Jolly, 96, of Beardstown, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2003, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
   She was born Aug. 29, 1906, in Beardstown, the daughter of George Charles and Elizabeth Schweer McComas. She married Carl E. Jolly on Feb. 21, 1926, in Beardstown, and he survives in Beardstown.
   She is also survived by one daughter, Carnell (husband, Willard) Korsmeyer of Beardstown; one son, Ret. Col. Donald L. (wife, Edith) of Alma, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Dr. Stanely (wife, Susan) Korsmeyer, Lynn (husband, Michael) Hollahan, Janet Korsmeyer, Karen (husband, Joe) Randolla, Sandra (husband, Ernest) Kalnasy, Laura (husband, the Rev. Randy) Rowlan, and Cynthia (husband, David) Yungclas; and 21 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Herbert, Charles, Edwin, Harry, Virgil and Henry; and two sisters, Mable and Anna.
   Mrs. Jolly attended school in Beardstown and was a lifelong member of the Ladies' Aid. She worked prior to her marriage and during World War II for Illinois Bell Telephone. An avid reader and member of several bridge clubs, she was a homemaker and truly enjoyed caring for her family.
   Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. Family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Memorials are suggested to Cass County Visiting Nurses, First Evangelical Church in Beardstown, or Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sagerfh@casscomm.com.

Name: Alfred N.  JONES
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: April 8, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Alfred N. Jones - 1928-2003 - Beardstown

    Alfred N. Jones, 74, of rural Beardstown, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
    He was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Beardstown, the son of Lewis V. and Laura Marie Shouse Jones.
He married Lois L. Atkinson April 14, 1951, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church parsonage in Beardstown, and she survives.
    He is also survived by three daughters, Marilyn (husband, Dale) Fox of Virginia, Carolyn (husband, James) Deppe of Ashland, and Beth
Blair of Virginia; one son John (wife, Lee Anne) Jones of Denver; eight grandchildren, Michael (wife, Amy) Fox, Amanda (husband, Chris)
Lear, Sara (husband, Corey) McGlasson, Shawn and Sylvia Lynn, Nicole Deppe, Wendy (husband, Steve) Bridgewater, Angie (husband, Tim)
Butler, and Seth Blair; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed (wife, Mary) of Morton; one sister, Patsy Collison of Beardstown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and Hank.
    Mr. Jones attended Beardstown High School. He was employed as a deckhand on a riverboat prior to entering the U.S. Army, serving in
World War II (1946-1949) in the Infantry Division in Korea and Japan and then later during the Korean conflict (1952-1953) as a Master
Sergeant in Korea. Following his military service he was employed with Jones Brothers Construction Co. in Beardstown and later with Operating Engineers Local 965 in Springfield where he was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the First Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Beardstown and was a lifetime member of the Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post 1239 in Beardstown. He was an avid reader and
enjoyed woodworking, especially creating projects for his family.
    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery where
military honors will be presented by Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post 1239 in Beardstown. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home,
with family meeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Virginia Library or Cass County Hospice.

Name: Glenna M. JONES
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: February 14, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Glenna M. Jones - 1926-2003 - Beardstown
     Glenna M. Jones, 76, of Beardstown, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2003, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
     She was born April 27, 1926, in Beardstown, the daughter of Glen M. Swearingen and Myrtle J. Swan Swearingen Trotter.
     She is survived by one son, Kim P. (wife, Tari A.) Jones of Springfield; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her stepfather Clarence "Lightning" Trotter,; and one son, Joseph L. (surviving wife, Gloria Jones of Beardstown); and one daughter, Leslie A. Jones.
     Mrs. Jones graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1944. She was a member of St. Alexis Catholic Church and the Alter and Rosary Society within the church. She had previously served as an election judge in Beardstown. She had been employed with Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Beardstown and Springfield for 35 years until her retirement. She loved to fish and cook. She will be remembered for the many delicious pies she baked.
     Memorial services for cremated remains will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials have been suggested to the St. John's Hospice in Springfield. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online at sagerfh@casscomm.com.

Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, IL. April 22, 2003

Glenna M. Jones - Beardstown

   Graveside services for the cremated remains of Glenna M. Jones, who died Feb. 12, 2003, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Beardstown City Cemetery. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements


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