OBITUARY EXTRACTS

From the Jacksonville, IL Newspapers
1 Jan 1976 thru 31 Dec 1996




Warren Haley reviewed all of the obituaries which appeared in the Jacksonville papers during the 21 year period of 1 Jan 1976 thru the end of Dec. 1996. His note: "I could have missed some or lost some over the years.... but not many. I have an alphabetical listing (contained in two 3-inch notebook binders) by year. I made the notebooks up at the end of each year before I filed the extracted information in my file cabinet." Thanks Warren for all of the work you put into collecting the information given here and again now for making the extracted information available to MAGA researchers. A big thank you also goes to Dan Tholen who has graciously offered to help Warren get all of the data typed to be put online.If you find errors which need correcting or have information to be added to one of the extracts, you may forward same to my email address.


BEACH, Helen (Hunter): b: 26Jan1901, Kane, IL; d: 27May1982, St. Louis, MO (Deaconess Hospital); bu: Grimes Cemetery; m: Froman Beach in 1919 (place not stated); fa: William Hunter; Mo; Blanche Stephenson. Husband preceded in death in 1980. Survived by two sons: Marion and Kenneth, both of Jerseyville; three daughters: Helen Alderson of Lutz, FL, Demetra Cherry of Winchester, and Donna Bullock of Knoxville, TN; four sisters: Ina Long of Brighton, Anna Cottingham of St. Peters, MN; Wilma Vording of St. Louis, and Lillian Snyder of Decatur; 21 grand and 32 g-grandchildren.

BEADLES, Charles Edward Sr.; b: 9Mar1907, Ashland, IL; d: 29Nov1982, San Diego, CA; bu: Ashland, IL; m: Garnet Mae (surname & date and place of marriage not stated); fa: Dr. Robert Oscar Beadles; mo: Myrtella DuBois. Resident of San Diego; formerly of Ashland, IL Survived by his wife; a son: Dr. Charles E. Beadles, Jr. of Knoxville, Ia.; a daughter: Beverly Brackman of Prescott, AZ; eight grandchildren; and three brothers: Dr. William T. Beadles of Bloomington, Dr. R. O. Beadles of Colorado Springs, Col. And Dr. Elmer Beadles of Ashland.

BEADLES, Hazel D. (Lawver); b: 24Dec1915 (place not stated); d: 10Feb1987, Rushville, IL; bu: Huntsville Cemetery; m: John P. Beadles on 30Dec1931 in Fulton Co., IL; fa: Joseph Lawver; mo: Minnie Hopping. Husband preceded in death 2Jul1968. Resident of Rushville, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Donald (Marilee) DeJaynes of LaPrairie and Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Allen of Hamilton; three sons: Lee of Huntsville, John of Monticello and Charles of Galesburg; 16 grand and 3 g-grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. Essie McDonald of Wataga, Miss Mary Lawver of Rushville, Mrs. Russell (Wanda) Huff of Vermont, IL, and one brother: Wayne Lawver of Lewistown. Preceded by one son.

BEADLES, Marjorie V. "Midge" (Morse); b: 23Dec1912, Odell, IL; d: 9Nov1996, Bloomington, IL; bu: Ashland, IL; m: Dr. Elmer L. Beadles on 18Dec1937 in Bloomington, IL; fa: Charles Morse; mo: Margaret Houchin. Resident of Bloomington; formerly of Ashland. Survived by her husband; four nieces and four nephews. Preceded by one sister in infancy; and one brother: Howard Morse.

BEADLES, Raymond E.; b: 4Apr1917, Scott Co., IL; d: 25Sep1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Maxine Stout on 25Mar1937 (place not stated); fa: Jesse Beadles; mo: Mary E. Parker. Resident of 615 E. Douglas, Jacksonville, IL WWII vet. Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Clark (Terri) Smith of Jacksonville; a son: Dennis R. Beadles of Jacksonville; a brother: Floyd R. Beadles of Jacksonville; and five nieces.

BEADLES, Wilbur E.; b: 26Oct1913, Murrayville, IL; d: 20Aug1987, Woodruff, WI (Howard Young Hospital); bu: Marenisco, Mich.; m: 1) Mary Ann Black and 2) Marilyn Fisk (date and place not stated for either marriage); fa: T. G. Beadles; mo: Stella (surname not stated). 1st wife preceded in death. Resident of Marenisco, Mich. Survived by his wife; six children: Patricia Halliday of Daytona Beach, FL, Larry of Godfrey, Barbara Miller of Chicago, Karen Riley of Glenview, James of Chicago and David of Deerfield; 11 grand and two g-grandchildren; a sister: Margaret Strawn Wade of Alexander; and a brother: Byron of Colorado Springs, CO Preceded by a brother: John Paul.

BEAIRD, Kenneth G.; b: 25Aug1910, Astoria, IL; d: 23Mar1993, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Astoria, IL; m: 1) Darlene Kessler (date and place not stated) and 2)Velma Carroll in May, 1964 (place not stated); fa: Elmer Beaird; mo: Addie Rausch. 1st wife preceded in death. Survived by his wife; one son: Richard Beaird of Springfield; two step-sons: Jack Carroll of Champaign and Leo Carroll of Jacksonville; two step-daughters: Mary Smith and Mrs. Larry (Martha) Flynn, both of Jacksonville; three grand, 12 step-grand, three g-grand and five step-great-grandchildren; one brother: Forest Beaird of Summum; and one sister: Nina Patia of Springfield. Preceded by one step-son: Edward; one brother; and three sisters.

BEAL, Stephen Edward; b: 23May1958, Denver, CO; d: 1May1996, San Diego, CA; bu: East Cemetery, Waverly, IL; m: Ronda (surname and date & place of marriage not stated); fa: Edward Beal; mo: Betty Staton. Survived by his parents of Federal Way, Washington; his wife; three daughters: Stephanie of Carlsbad, CA And Nichole and Brittany, both of Aurora, CO; a step-son: Jonathan of Aurora, CO; and two brothers: Russell (wife, Teresa) of Newton, Kans., and Jerry (wife, Iris) of Glenwood Springs, CO Preceded by his grandparents: Irvin and Marie Staton of Waverly and Edward and Margaret Beal of Denver, CO

BEAM, Virginia (Davis) Lear; b: 21Aug1916, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 20May1995, Springfield, IL; bu: Rushville, IL; m: 1) Richard Franklin Lear and 2) Chester W. Beam (dates and places not stated); fa: William Robert Davis; mo: Katherine Knaught. Both husbands preceded in death; 1st in 1960. Resident of Springfield; formerly of Rushville. Survived by one son: Gary Lear of Lincoln; four grand and four g-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by her daughter: Aileen Montgomery; three brothers: Wayne, Ivan and Glen Davis; and three sisters: Irma Cannon, Wilma Ingles and Mary Davis.

BEAMS, Dr. Arthur Kermit "Doc"; b: 22Sep1921, Greensburg, KY; d: 6May1983, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Emmett Beams; mo: Rebecca Coleman Crockett. WWII Army vet. Survived by a son: Jerry K. Beams of rural Jacksonville; two daughters: Mrs. Larry D. (Diane V.) Griffin of Jacksonville and Mrs. George V. (Connie R.) Reavy of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren: Julie, Clint and Jarod Beams, Jason Corey Griffin, and Bridget and Robert Reavy; three brothers: Forrest A. of Fort Pierce, FL, Charles E. of Harrodsburg, KY, and Elmer C. Beams of Fort Pierce, FL; two sisters: Mrs. Eva Mae Dixon and Mrs. Norma Hibbs, both of Pekin, IN Preceded by a brother: Kenneth.

BEAMS, Nora W. (Vaughn); b: 22Dec1892, Green Co., KY; d: 25Sep1982, White Hall, IL; bu: Hall Cemetery, Athens, IL; m; (not stated); fa: William Vaughn; mo: Julia Dobson. Resident of Hillview, IL Survived by four daughters: Mrs. Elvis (Velma) Willis of Elizabethtown, KY, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Preston of Milltown, Ind, Mrs. Cyrus (Doris) Wiesemann of Louisville, KY, and Mrs. Charles (Almeda) Decker of Franklin; three sons: Walter Wayne, Harmon and Stanley, all of Hillview; 35 grand, 90 g-grand and 26 g-g-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son: Eugene; two grand and five g-grandchildren.

BEAMS, Elsie (Shepherdson); b: 11Dec1912, Springfield, IL; d: 25Dec1987, White Hall, IL (hospital); bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; m: Stanley Beams on 12Sep1943 in Springfield, IL; fa: Thomas Shepherdson; mo: Lettie P. Harlan. Resident of Hillview. Survived by her husband; three sons: Ronald L. of Roodhouse, Gareth L. of Galesburg and Kenneth L. of Springfield; two daughters: Mrs. Skip (Nancy) Bryant of Eldorado and Cindy G. Beams of Jacksonville; and 13 grandchildren. Preceded by one brother and one sister.

BEAMS, Harmon; b: 5Dec1919, Greensburg, KY; d: 4Nov1987, Springfield, IL; bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; m: Corrine V. Ziegler on 7Aug1941 in St. Charles, MO; fa: Albert Beams; mo: Nora Vaughn. Resident of Hillview, IL Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Gordon (Bobby Jo) Painter of Spanish Lake, MO; a son: Bruce Harmon Beams of Springfield; two brothers: Wayne and Stanley Beams of Hillview; three sisters: Almedia Decker of White Hall, Midlred Preston of Milltown, IN, and Doris Weismann of Louisville, KY; two grandchildren: Mrs. Randall (Lori) Welcher of Ferguson, MO, and Carrie Painter of Spanish Lake, MO Preceded by a granddaughter: Ginger Jo Painter; a brother: Eugene Beams; and a sister: Velma Willis.

BEAMS, Stanley; b: 23May1925, Green Co., KY; d: 28Mar1995, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; m: 1) Elsie L. Sherherdson on 12Sep1943 in Springfield, IL; and 2) Delores Patterson Wear on 27Oct1988 in Macon, MO; fa: Albert Beams; mo: Nora Vaughn. 1st wife preceded in death 25Dec1987. Resident of White Hall; formerly of Hillview. Survived by his wife; three sons: Ronald (wife, Ruth Ann) Beams of Roodhouse, Gareth L. Beams of Kewanee and Kenneth L. (wife, Lillian) Beams of Springfield; two daughters: Nancy K. (husband, Skip) Bryant of Eldorado and Cindy G. (husband, Andrew) Holloway of Jacksonville; three step-daughters: Deborah Steckel of Winchester, Patti Kirkpatrick of Jacksonville and Melissa Kraushaar of White Hall; 13 grand and nine step-grandchildren; one g-granddaughter; one brother: Wayne (wife, Mary) Beams of White Hall; two sisters: Mildred Preston of Milltown, IN And Almeda Decker of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by two brothers: Harmon and Eugene Beams; and two sisters: Velma Ellis and Doris Weismann.

BEAMS, Virginia Belle (Allen); b: 25Oct1915, Athens, IL; d: 2Jul1987, Springfield, IL; bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; m: Walter Wayne Beams on 1Oct1936 in Petersburg, IL; fa: James Howard Allen; mo: Julia Chandler. Resident of Hillview. Survived by her husband; her mother of Springfield; four daughters: Mrs. Walt (Darlene) Stinebaker and Mrs. James (Judy) Henke, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Floyd (Juanita) Shimchick of Winchester and Mrs. Wiley (Cheryll) Preston of Murrayville; three brothers: Harold Allen of South Gate, CA, John Allen of Santa Ana, CA, and Thomas Allen of Springfield; three sisters: Mary Martin of Sherman and Jane Sullivan and Anne Duncan, both of Springfield; seven grand and six g-grandchildren. Preceded by one sister and two grandchildren.

BEAN, Emma K. (Krusa); b: 23Sep1889, near Bluffs, IL; d: 15Mar1988, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Gillham Cemetery, near Winchester, IL; m: Claude T. Bean on 12Feb1914 in Scott Co., IL; fa: Henry Krusa; ;mo: Frances Talkemeyer. Husband preceded in death in 1959. Resident of Winchester. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Lennis (Grace) Williams of Jacksonville; one son: Claude Thomas Bean, Jr. of Ashland, KY; one grandson: David Bean of Sterling, VA; two granddaughters: Kay Sapp of Tydee Island, GA, and Nancy Callahan of Randolph, NY; and two g-grandchildren. Preceded by two sisters: Minnie Hobrock and Elizabeth Hamilton; and five brothers: Charles, William, Henry, John, and Frank Krusa.

BEAN, Harold Thomas; b: 7Dec1903, Jersey Co., IL; d: 17Aug1992, Kane, IL; bu: Lax Cemetery, near Jerseyville, IL; m: Lottie Pearl Darr on 4Mar1925 in Carrollton, IL; fa: George Leslie Bean; mo: Maud May Jewsbury. Wife preceded in death 28Dec1991. Resident of Kane, IL Survived by one son: Leslie E. Bean of Kane; four grand and five g-grandchildren; one brother: Wilbur Bean of Jerseyville; and a half-sister: Roberta Guilander of Jerseyville. Preceded by one son: Walter Lee Bean; three brothers: Dennis Bean, Ernest Bean and Sherman Bean; and a half-brother: Hubert.

BEAN, Lillian Rose (Watt); b: 15Aug1929, Augusta, IL; d: 30May1993, Rushville, IL; bu: Mounds Cemetery, near Timewell, IL; m: James W. Bean on 9Oct1944 in Palmyra, MO Resident of rural Camp Point, IL Survived by her husband; three sons: James William Bean of Clayton, David Wayne Bean of Camp Point and Michael Edward Bean of Mt. Sterling; two daughters: Mrs. Gary (Willa Jean) Kerker of Mt. Sterling, and Mrs. Charles (Judy Kay) Thiele of Pittsfield; a brother: James L. Watt of Timewell; 11 grand and four g-grandchildren.

BEAN, Lottie Pearl (Darr); b: 11May1905, Jersey Co., IL; d: 28Dec1991, Jerseyville, IL; bu: Lax Cemetery, near Jerseyville, IL; m: Harold T. Bean on 4Mar1925 in Carrollton, IL; fa: Edward A. Darr; mo: Melissia S. Hunter. Resident of Kane, IL Survived by her husband; a son: Leslie E. Bean of Kane; four grand and five g-grandchildren. Preceded by a son: Walter L. Bean; three sisters; and six brothers.

BEAN, Dr. Louis W.; b: (not stated); d: 14Aug1977, Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada; bu: (not stated); m: (not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). A former Jacksonville, IL, pastor; was 67 years of age at time of death. (No survivors listed)

BEAN, Neely (Funk); b: 7Apr1895, Exeter, IL; d: 26Sep1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL; m: John W. Bean in 1940 (place not stated); fa: Charles N. Funk; mo: Ruth Brown. A former resident of Exeter, IL Survived locally by one cousin: Dick Brown of Jacksonville. Preceded by her husband; one son: John W. Jr. in 1929; and one brother.

BEAN, Orville; b: 15Sep1905, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 2Aug1987, Virginia, IL; bu: Rushville, IL; fa & mo: (not stated). A resident of the Walker Nursing Home since 1962; was formerly a resident of Rushville, IL (No survivors listed)

BEAR, William J.; b: 28Jul1900, Butler, MO; d: 14Apr1993, Mt. Sterling, IL; bu: Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, IL; m: Velma Brown on 26Mar1932 in Lewistown, IL; fa: Francis Bear; mo: Carrie Moore. Resident of rural Mt. Sterling, IL Survived by his wife; three daughters: Mrs. John (Jean) Gain of Jacksonville, Mrs. Lawrence (Betty) Weise of Versailles, and Cindy Mickelson of Springfield; seven grand and 15 g-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one son: Norman J. Bear; two brothers: Orville and Frank Bear; and three sisters: Elizabeth Sears, Alice Bobo and Sally Woodall.

BEARD, Blanche Lillian (Treadway); b: 24May1901, Arenzville, IL; d: 7Feb1995, Sunset Hills, MO (Friendship Village); bu: East Cemetery, Arenzville, IL; m: Byron L. Beard on 22Oct1925 in Arizona; fa: Henry Treadway; mo: Margaret Eliza Wilson. Husband preceded in death 16May1959. Resident of St. Louis, MO; formerly of Arenzville and Jacksonville, IL Survived by three children: Mrs. George (Mary Jane) Baxter of St. Louis, MO, William H. Beard of Mountain View, MO, and Jo Anne Beard of Jacksonville; five grand and four g-grandchildren; and three nieces. Preceded by one granddaughter; five sisters and brothers: Mrs. Edgar (Anna) Thompson of Virginia, Walter Treadway of Santa Barbara, CA, Mrs. Irvin (Inez) Fischer of Virginia, Warren Treadway of Arenzville, and Mrs. Harlan (Dora) Postlewait of Jacksonville.

BEARD, C. Virgil; b: 1Sep1910, Tallula, IL; d: 27Nov1996, rural Chandlerville, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Mary E. Merwin on 19Oct1934 in Galesburg, IL; fa: George Taylor Beard; mo: Mary Alice Smith. Survived by his wife; a son: Merwin (wife, Khoung "Mai") of Guam; a daughter: Mary Lou Briar of Virginia; four grand and five g-grandchildren. Preceded by a son: Virgil Paul; three brothers: Olaf, Lester and Alfred; and a sister: Lora Wanack.

BEARD, Charles O.; b: 5May1922, Campbellsville, KY; d: 30Sep1994, Springfield, IL; bu: Woodwreath Cemetery, Island Grove, IL; m: Norma M. Vestel on 30Sep1946 (place not stated); fa: Clarence Beard; mo: Rosa Baldwin. Resident of New Berlin, IL Survived by his wife; one son: Bernie Beard of Springfield; one daughter: Kathleen Kress of New Berlin; one brother: Orval L. Beard of Tallula; two sisters: Callie Mae Sigler of Phoenix, AZ, and Edith M. Coons of Springfield; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by two sisters: Viola Frohn and Ina M. Asbury.

BEARD, Donald E.; b: 15Dec1929, Pittsfield, IL; d: 28Oct1987, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Nettie Garman on 15Oct1954 in Pittsfield, IL; fa: Ed Beard; mo: Florine Ruble. Korean War Army vet. Survived by his wife; four sons: Donald Jr., Craig, Bill and Jim, all of Pittsfield; two daughters: Mrs. Robert (Karen) Reese of Virden and Lori Ann Beard of Pittsfield; three grandchildren; and one brother: John of Pittsfield.

BEARD, Edward; b: 11Sep1893, Pike Co., IL; d: 2Aug1977, rural Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield; m: Florine Ruble (date and place not stated); fa: William Beard; mo: Anna Welty. Survived by his wife; two sons: Johnnie and Donald, both of Pittsfield; three brothers: Ross and Frank, both of Pittsfield, and Charles of El Paso, Texas; a sister: Mrs. Helen Rushing of Griggsville; nine grandchildren; and one g-grandchild.

BEARD, Florine R. (Ruble); b: 18Jun1908, near Nebo, IL; d: 25Jun1983, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Ed Beard on 26Oct1927 in Mt. Sterling, IL; fa: Edward Ruble; mo: Nora (surname not stated). Husband preceded in death in 1977. Survived by two sons: Donald and John, both of Pittsfield; nine grand and several g-grandchildren; one sister: Mrs. Virginia Altizer of Bowling Green, MO Preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, two twin great-grandchildren.

BEARD, Frank A.; b: 4Sep1911, Rawis Co., Kansas; d: 8Nov1986, Quincy, IL (St. Mary's Hosp); bu: Woodland Cemetery, near Perry, IL; m: Inez Jones on 23Aug1933 in Pittsfield, IL; fa: John Beard; mo: Jane Wilson. Resident of Perry, IL Survived by his wife; one son: Allen of Baylis; one daughter: Mrs. Don (Mary Louise) Elledge of Perry; ten grand and seven g-grandchildren.

BEARD, Glenn; b: 24Dec1923, Arenzville, IL; d: 19Mar1988, Beardstown, IL; bu: (cremated); m: Jeanne Reler on 9Dec1945, in Beardstown, IL; fa: Raymond R. Beard; mo: Mabel Zillion. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. Richard (Mary Joanne) Scheer and Toni Culves, both of Beardstown; five grandchildren; a sister: Lois Baird of Springfield; two brothers: Max of Kirksville, MO, and Jim of Arenzville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

BEARD, H. Jeanne (Reller); b: 16Mar1925, Beardstown, IL; d: 22Aug1996, Springfield, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Glenn Beard on 9Dec1945 in Beardstown, IL; fa: Elmer Reller; mo: Annetta Henderson. Husband preceded in death 19Mar1988. Resident of Beardstown, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Richard (Mary Jo) Scheer and Tonie Culves, both of Beardstown; five grand and four g-grandchildren; and two brothers: Robert Reller of Hendersonville, TN and Richard Reller of Beardstown. Preceded by one brother: Jack Reller.

BEARD, Irving T.; b: 13Sep1921, Petersburg, IL; d: 8Sep1996, Chandlerville, IL; bu: Elmwood Cemetery, Greenview, IL; m: Patricia J. Howard on 17Jan1946 in Greenview, IL; fa: Dr. Willis A. Beard; mo: Anna Tomlin. WWII Marine Corp vet. Survived by his wife; two sons: William D. of Springfield and Scott T. of Bloomington; one daughter: Mrs. Alphonse (Cheryl B.) McMahon of Mt. Vernon, IN; three grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. John A. (Shirley) Davidson of Springfield and Kathryn B. Ewers of Greenview; and six nieces and nephews. Preceded by his parents; and an infant daughter: Melissa.

BEARD, Isabel E. (Hamilton); b: 25Aug1931, Jacksonville, IL; d: 8Sep1983, Jacksonville, Ill; bu: (not stated); m: (not stated); fa: Tucker Hamilton; mo: Minnie Wilson. Survived by three sisters: Margie Underwood of Vancouver, WA, Harriette Mitchell of Jacksonville, and Grace Jones of Oxnard, CA; a brother: Frank Hamilton of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by three brothers and three sisters.

BEARD, J. Russell; b: 11Aug1896, Golden, IL; d: 7Mar1988, Golden, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Arenzville, IL; m: Marie Musch on 18May1921 in St. Louis, MO fa: Lee Beard; mo: Lena (surname not stated). Wife preceded in death 4Feb1978. WWI vet. Survived by two daughters: Betty Mosley of Jacksonville and Mardell Heth of Morton; nine grandchildren: Rebecca Bour of Burr Ridge, John Mosley and Jill Waggoner of Jacksonville, John Heth of Tampa, FL, Alan Heth of Quincy, Georgia Kaye and Helen Heth of Morton, Barbara Burch of Ft. Madison, IA., and David Sprout of Geneseo; and 10 g-grandchildren: Angela and Casey Heth of Quincy, Brad, Angela and Elizabeth of Burr Ridge, Blake Na Garrett Waggener of Jacksonville and Heather, Cari and Amy Lynn of Ft. Madison, Ia.; four sisters: Mildred Kolberer, Mae Beets, Lucille Schnitker and Rena Kruse of Arenzville; and a brother: Roland Beard of Arenzville. Preceded by a daughter: Doris Beard Sprout; an infant son; three brothers: Raymond, Robert and John; and a sister: Helen.

BEARD, James R.; b: 14Jun1923, Imperial, Neb.; d: 21 Apr 1994, Springfield, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Waverly, IL; m: 1) Mary Hines (date and place not stated); and 2) Anna Mae Meyer in 1985 in Loami, IL; fa: Sam Beard; mo: Lillie Kramer. Resident of Springfield; formerly of Loami and Girard. Army vet. Survived by h is wife; two step-sons: Arthur Meyer of Dawson and James Meyer of Chatham; four step-grandchildren; three step-g-grandchildren; three brothers: Dwight of Divernon, Robert of Carlsbad, CA, and Kenneth of Montgomery; four sisters: Maxine Faukbion of Imperial, Neb., Eva Davis of Springfield, Norma White of Pawnee and Roberta Beard of Jacksonville; and six nephews and five nieces. Preceded by his first wife: Mary Hines Beard.

BEARD, Laura Lynn; b: 6Feb1988, Martinez, CA; d: 6Apr1988, Vallejo, CA; fa: Warren Beard; mo: Martha Guthrie. Survived by her parents; three sisters: Kathy, Alice, and Blair; a brother: Ricky; her grandmothers: Pauline Guthrie of Perry and Lorraine Beard of Oregon; and a great-grandmother: Millin Cole of Pekin.

BEARD, Lawrence R.; b: 5Mar1925, Pekin, IL; d: 9Jan1990, Joplin, MO; bu: Mound Cemetery, Timewell, IL; m: Coralie Stone on 3Nov1944 in Williamsville, IL; fa: Clifton Beard; mo: Nora Jones. A former resident of Mt. Sterling, IL WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; his mother of Springfield; a son: Robert of Meredosia; three daughters: Mrs. Richard (Kathy) Ebbing of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Ross (Gloria) McDowell of Havana and Mrs. Brenda Long of Waynesville, MO; two brothers: Loren of Brownsville, TX And Lovae of Mt. Sterling; a sister: Mrs. Loraine Rhodes of Williamsville; and ten grandchildren.

BEARD, Marguerite L. (Huston); b: 5May1918, New Boston, IL; d: 13Jan1987, rural St. Augustine, IL; bu: New Boston Cemetery; m: Eldon Beard on 6Oct1950 (place not stated); fa: George Huston; mo: Ruth May Agy Huston Webster. Survived by her husband; two sons: Roger Cress and Steve Beard, both of rural Avon; two daughters: Mrs. Victor (Aletha) Munson of Monmouth and Mrs. Francis (Judy) Finch of Jacksonville; 13 grand and four great-grandchildren; and a sister: Mrs. Orie (Mary) Krieger of Newport Richey, FL Preceded by two brothers.

BEARD, Mary Leona (Hines) Morris; b: 30Aug1912, Raymond, IL; d: 5Mar1984, Carlinville, IL; bu: Waverly, IL; m: 1) Lester Morris in 1949; and 2) James R. Beard in 1966 (places not stated); fa: William Hines; mo: Anna Thompson. 1st husband preceded in death in 1965. Survived by her husband; a sister: Elma Strunk of Arenzville; a brother: Ervin Hines of Medora; and several nieces and nephews.

BEARD, Ralph E.; b: 26Mar1931, Taylorville, IL; d: 28Mar1992, Joliet, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: June Palsgrove (date and place not stated); fa: James Ralph Beard; mo: Mary Emma Garmon. Survived by his wife; his mother: Mary Emma Hayn of Jacksonville; one daughter: Mrs. Ralph J. (Patricia J.) Davis of Jefferson City, MO; four grandchildren; three brothers: Robert L. of Jacksonville, James R. of Acworth, GA, and Leonard E. of Lithonia, GA; two sisters: Opal Lightle of Anchorage, Ark., and Sharon Ann Harrell of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by his father.

BEARD, Robert "Raymond"; b: 12Aug1898, Arenzville, IL; d: 10Mar1985, Beardstown, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Arenzville, IL; m: Mabel Josephine Zillion on 15Mar1923 (place not stated). Wife preceded in death 29Jun1972. Resident of Arenzville. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Thomas Baird of Springfield; three sons: Glen Beard of Beardstown, James Beard of Arenzville and Max Beard of Beardstown, 10 grand and eight g-grandchildren; four sisters: Mildred Kolberer, Mae Beets, Lucille Schnitker and Rena Kruse, all of Arenzville; two brothers: Russell of Golden and Roland of Arenzville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by one sister and two brothers.

BEARD, Ross; b: 18Jan1914, Olympia, Washington; d: 11Sep1984, Springfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Constance Sneeden on 13Aug1941 in Hannibal, MO; fa: William Beard; mo: Anna Welty. Resident of Pittsfield, IL Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Mary Ann McClary of St. Charles, MO; a son: Roger of Mooresville, IN; five grandchildren; and a sister: Mrs. Helen Rushing of Griggsville. Preceded by three brothers and a sister.

BEARD, Ruby E. (Shields); b: 28May1918, Sweetwater, IL; d: 23Jun1981, Rushville, IL; bu: Mound Cemetery, Timewell, IL; m: Lovae Beard on 16Apr1938 in Hannibal, MO; fa: Albert Shields; mo: Mildred Hughes. Resident of rural Mt. Sterling, IL Survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. Mildred Shields of Waynesville; a son: Melvin Beard of Chatham; three daughters: Myra Wilson of Houston, TX, Mrs. Stephen (Marsha) Baer of Champaign, Mrs. Ken (Marilyn) Kerr of Mt. Sterling; a brother: Harvey Shields of Greenview; two sisters: Laura Mae Mulvihill of Bluegrass, IA and Mrs. Judy Arnfelt of Waynesville; and seven grandchildren. Preceded by her father.

BEARD, Todd A.; b: 4Oct1958, Jacksonville, IL; d: 29Jan1994, Arenzville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Arenzville; fa: Myron Beard; mo: Millie Schone. Resident of St. Louis, MO; formerly of Arenzville, IL Survived by his parents of Arenzville; one sister: Mrs. John (Susan) Marquart of Naperville; one brother: Darrel (wife, June) Beard of Arenzville; his grandmother: Mrs. Robert (Alma) Beard of Arenzville; two nieces and two nephews.

BEARD, Velma (Holmes); b: 22Jul1913, Mason Co., IL; d: 2Jan1989, Mt. Vernon, IL; bu: Bath, IL; m: Gerald Beard in July, 1938 at St. Louis, MO; fa: Grover Holmes; mo: Myrtle Richardson. Survived by her husband; a sister: Mrs. Homer (Opal) Lascelles of Kilbourne; and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceded by a brother.

BEARD, Virgil Paul; b: 17Sep1950, Beardstown, IL; d: 11Dec1992, rural Chandlerville, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; fa: C. Virgil Beard; mo: Mary E. Merwin. Army vet. Survived by his parents of rural Chandlerville; one brother: Merwin Beard of Guam; one sister: Mary Lou Briar of Virginia; four nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces.

BEARDEN, George R.; b: 15Dec1918, Detroit, Mich.; d: 14Dec1994, rural Virginia, IL; bu: Brush Creek Cemetery, Divernon, IL; m: Maggie R. Jenkins (date and place not stated); fa: Alva L. Bearden; mo: Eleanor Miller. Wife preceded in death 29Jun1990. Resident of rural Virginia; formerly of Divernon. WWII Navy vet. Survived by two sons: Robert of Bloomington and John of Concord; three daughters: Shirley Thomas, Delores Keen and Carol Lenhart, all of Springfield; 16 grand and 15 g-grandchildren; one brother: Alva A. Bearden of Divernon and Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded by a son: George Allen Bearden; two brothers: Herbert and Clifford Bearden; and one sister: Nellie Rousell.

BEASLEY, Claude; b: (not stated); d: 12Jun1979, Seminole, FL; bu: Seminole, FL; m: Gertrude Riley (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Was in his 70's at time of death. Survived by several sisters here and in the area: Mrs. Esther Saxer, Mrs. Helen Saxer, Mrs. Bessie Poor, all of Jacksonville, Mrs. Grace Baker and Ruby Bailey, both of Versailles, and Alice McCoy of Rock Island and Florence Riley of San Bruno, CA

BEASLEY, Jesse Leo, Sr.; b: 23Aug1911 (place not stated); d: 25Aug1986, Pittsfield, IL; bu: Green Pond Cemetery, rural Pearl, IL; m: Ethel Gourley (date and place not stated); fa: Jesse Leo Beasley; mo: Lottie McClinning. Resident of Pearl, IL Survived by his wife; one son: Jesse of Pittsfield; two grandchildren; one sister: Etta Ottwell of Pearl; and one brother: Paul of Pittsfield.

BEASLEY, Lucille (Eaglite); b: 22Oct1912, Columbus, Ohio; d: 2Apr1984, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Lexington, KY; m: Elmer Beasley (date and place not stated); fa: Jacob Eaglite; mo: Mollie (surname not stated). Survived by the following children: John Dixon of Overland Park, Kans.; three daughters: Taunya Hill of Chapin, Ann Shubert of West Palm Beach, FL, and Judi Lear of Lexington, KY; and eight grandchildren.

BEASLEY, Wilma A. (Sparks); b: 27Nov1913, Pearl, IL; d: 5Apr1995, Quincy, IL; bu: Green Pond Cemetery, near Pearl, IL; m: Paul Beasley on 12Jan1938 in Louisiana, MO; fa: William Sparks; mo: Alma Hathaway. Resident of Pittsfield, IL Survived by her husband; two sisters: Melba Benkelman of Atwood, Kans., and Valleska Keller of Marshall, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

BEASTALL, E. Roy; b: 15Nov1901, Jacksonville, IL; d: 31May1991, Galena, IL; bu: Galena, IL; m: Hazel Carlisle on 31May1924 (place not stated); fa: Elmer E. Beastall; mo: Ida Lambert. Resident of 510 Gear St., Galena, IL Survived by his wife; one daughter: Harriet Freeman of Galena; three granddaughters and six g-grandchildren; two brothers: Harry Beastall of Jacksonville and William Beastall of Evansville, IN; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one daughter: Margaret; one son: Roy, Jr.; two sisters; and five brothers.

BEASTALL, Elona (Pavlik); b: 15Jul1916 (place not stated); d: 7Feb1994, Lombard, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Ralph W. Beastall on 10Dec1937 (place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Husband preceded in death 30Apr1957. Resident of Lyons; formerly of Jacksonville. Survived by one son: Ted Beastall of Plainfield; a daughter: Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) Strong of LaGrange-Highland; six grandchildren; and two brothers: Antony Pavlik and Walter Pavlik, both of Chicago. Preceded by one brother and one sister.

BEASTALL, Harry A. "Ike"; b: 5Sep1913, Jacksonville, IL; d: 29Feb1996, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville.; m: Helen Jackson Fitzsimmons on 17Aug1947 in Jacksonville; fa: Elmer E. Beastall; mo: Ida L. Lambert. WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; two step-sons: Harvey E. Fitzsimmons of Dawson and I. Richard Fitzsimmons of Lincoln, Neb.; eight grand and five g-grandchildren; one brother: William Beastall of Evansville, IN; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by six brothers: Roy, Jake, Ralph, Lambert, George and Gay Beastall; and two sisters: Enis Fennessey and Charlotte Wiebers.

BEASTALL, Lambert B. "Skeeter"; b: 25Mar1910, Jacksonville, IL; d: 2Jun1982, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Minnie Taylor on 16Oct1937 (place not stated); fa: Elmer E. Beastall; mo: Ida Lambert. Wife preceded in death 24Dec1978. WWII vet. Survived by three brothers: Harry A. of Jacksonville, E. Royu of Galena and William of Evansville, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded by two sisters, four brothers, two nephews and a niece.

BEASTALL, Minnie (Taylor); b: 13May1907, Joppa, IL; d: 24Dec1978, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Lambert Beastall on 16Oct1937 in Jacksonville; fa: William Taylor; mo: Desso Todd. Survived by her husband; two sisters and a brother: Mrs. Frances Barger of Jacksonville, Mrs. Marie Nevins of Long Beach, CA, and William Wayne Taylor of Maywood, CA Preceded by one brother: Charles Wesley Taylor.

BEATTY, Della V. (Williams) Waggoner; b: 12May1906, Summer Hill, IL; d: 14Feb1981, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield; m: 1) Leland Waggoner in Pittsfield, IL (date not stated); and 2) Cicero Beatty in November, 1966 at Griggsville, IL; fa: Arthur Williams; mo: Gertrude Baughman. Both husband preceded in death; 2nd in 1969. Survived by a step-daughter: Mrs. John (Carolyn) Sheppard of Pittsfield; a brother: Loraine Williams of Barry; a sister: Mrs. Amanda Ballinger of Jacksonville; eight step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Preceded by a sister.

BEATTY, E. Bert; b: 30Sep1911, Rushville, IL; d: 7Dec1993, Macomb, IL; bu: Rushville, IL; m: Erma M. Hickman on 7Aug1938 in Palmyra, MO; fa: James E. Beatty; mo: Emma N. Davis. Wife preceded in death 10Jun1933. Resident of Rushville. Survived by one brother: Wilbur of Canton.

BEATTY, Edwin Lee; b: 21Aug1879, Beardstown, IL; d: 2Jul1979, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: 1) Nellie Scheerer in April, 1913 at Beardstown, IL; and 2) Rose Reed on 16Sep1941 in Bowling Green, MO; fa: John J. Beatty; mo: Mary Frances Pickering. 1st wife died in 1928; 2nd wife died 11Feb1979. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Oscar (Harriette) Trout of Beardstown; a granddaughter: Mrs. Karen Redmond of Havana; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded by an infant child and two brothers: Frank and William P.

BEATTY, Emma Mae (Warnke); b: 18Jun1889, Beardstown, IL; d: 10Jul1977, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: William Beatty in 1917 (place not stated); fa: John Phillip Warnke; mo: Emma Kaule. Husband preceded in death 29Jun1959. Survived by a son: John of Beardstown; a sister: Mrs. A. C. Blasé of Beardstown; two grandchildren: Ann Louie Park of Frederick and William Rose Beatty of Beardstown; and two great-grandchildren.

BEATTY, Erma M. (Hickman); b: 31May1916, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 10Jun1993, Macomb, IL; bu: Rushville, Il; m: E. Bart Beatty on 7Aug1938 in Palmyra, MO; fa: Clinton Hickman; mo: Clara Royer. Resident of Rushville, IL Survived by her husband; four sisters: Hanna Hillyer of Bushnell, Leona Blansett of Sciota, Dora Try of Rockford and Florence Mustard of Tennessee, IL; and three brothers: Cleitus Hickman of Macomb, John Hickman of Greeley, CO, and Lyle Hickman of Canton. Preceded by one sister: Viola Bricker.

BEATTY, John M. "Boots"; b: 18Jan1907, Rushville, IL; d: 27Dec1984, Springfield, IL; bu: Rushville, IL; fa: (not stated); mo: Floss (surname not stated) Beatty Moore. WWII Army vet. Survived by one half-brother: Clyde Moore of Rushville; one aunt: Mrs. Florence Harris of Rushville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded by his mother and one half-brother.

BEATTY, Mable E. (Gray); b: 27Aug1907, Cairo, IL; d: 9Jun1989, Rushville, IL; bu: St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery, Beardstown, IL; m: Harry Beatty in 1926 (place not stated); fa: James Gray; mo: Cora Detts. Husband preceded in death 9Oct1986. Resident of Industry, formerly of Beardstown. Survived by two sons: Richard of Industry and Edward of Denver, CO; seven grand and nine g-grandchildren; three sisters: Thelma Redmund of Rushville, Alice Floyd of Jacksonville, and Ruth Titus of Green Bay, WI

BEATTY, Opal Berniece (Morris) Jolly Beatty; b: 1Aug1908, Sangamon Co., IL; d: 10Jun1994, El Paso, TX; bu: East Cemetery, Waverly, IL; m: 1) Walter W. Jolly in 1928 (place not stated); and 2) Dr. B. B. Beatty (date and place not stated); fa: Carl Otto Morris; mo: Shalah Elizabeth Hunt. Resident of Springfield, IL Survived by one son: Morris Franklin (wife, Virginia) Jolly of El Paso, TX; one step-son: Burrell Boston (wife, Sharon) Beatty, Jr. of Decatur; three grand and two g-grandchildren. Preceded by her parents; her step-father: James M. Burns; and two brothers: Carl Orval and Harold Roscoe Morris.

BEATTY, Rose (Long); b: 26Feb1889, Schuyler-Brown Counties area; d: 11Feb1979, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Edwin L. Beatty (date and place not stated); fa: Joseph Long; mo: Sarah Darby. Survived by her husband; one daughter: Mrs. Oscar (Harriette) Trout of Beardstown; one granddaughter: Mrs. Karen Redmond of Havana; and four g-grandchildren; a brother: William P. Long of Beardstown; a sister: Mrs. Fannie Serff of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by three brothers.

BEATTY, Teresa Eleanor; b: 22Aug1913, Valley City, IL; d: 16Jul1977, Chillicothe, Texas; bu: Griggsville, IL; fa: Thomas Beatty; mo: Mary Murtle Bright. A former resident of Griggsville, IL Survived by an uncle: Joe Bright of Valley City.

BEATY, Gertrude (Harris); b: 24Apr1911, Browning, IL; d: 7Jan1985, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: John Beat on 9Jun1931 in Galesburg, IL; fa: George William Harris; mo: Caroline Himmel. Survived by her husband; two daughters: Constance Dupoy and Myrna Weatherill, both of Beardstown; three sons: Gerald Beatty of Tularosa, Mexico, Harold Beatty of Galesburg and James Beatty of Germantown Hills, IL; 22 grand and 29 g-grandchildren; two sisters: Zelma Weishaar of Browning and Christina Belville of Beardstown. Preceded by two sisters and two brothers.

BEATY, John W.; b: 27Dec1906, Liberty, IL; d: 13Oct1995, Rushville, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Gertrude Harris on 9Jun1931 in Galesburg, IL; fa: James Franklin Beatty; mo: Anna E. Utter. Wife preceded in death 7Jan1985. Resident of Beardstown. Survived by two daughters: Myrna Wetherell of Beardstown and Constance Dupoy of Texas City, TX; one son: James O. Beatty of Germantown Hills; 21 grand, 14 g-grand and 18 g-g-grandchildren; one sister: Mary Madine of Peoria; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by his twin sons: Gerald and Harold Beatty.

BEAUCHAM, G. Lenora (Young); b: 25Mar1915, Morgan Co., IL; d: 11Nov1994, Beardstown, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Charles Beaucham on 28Dec1935 in Virginia, IL; fa: Leroy Young; mo: Effie Hacker. Husband preceded in death in 1940. Resident of Virginia, IL Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Ronald (Patsy) Darland of Virginia; three grand and four g-grandchildren; three brothers: Bill Young of Taylorville, Eugene Young of Macon, GA, and Robert Young of Virginia; three sisters: Millie Evoy of Clinton, Shirley Egnot of Springfield, and Maxine Kruse of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by three brothers: James E. Young, Joseph R. Young and Richard M. Young; and one sister: Helen Marjorie Young.

BEAUCHAMP, Byron L. "Doc"; b: 20Jun1927, near Meredosia, IL; d: 20Jun1995, Springfield, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Ina Blair on 26Mar1949 (place not stated); fa: Carl Beauchamp; mo: Gladys Scott. Resident of Jacksonville; formerly of Meredosia, IL Survived by his wife; two sons: Terry (wife, Rhonda) Beauchamp of Ashland, and Ed (wife, Cathy) Beauchamp of Jacksonville; and four grandchildren. Preceded by one grandson.

BEAUCHAMP, Charles Duane; b: 6Jun1928, near Meredosia, IL; d: 15Mar1987, Springfield, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Mary Winkleman on 7Dec1952 in Arenzville, IL; fa: Edward M. Beauchamp; mo: Elizabeth Ray. Resident of rural Meredosia, IL Army vet. Survived by his wife; two sons: Charles E. of Aurora and David L. of Meredosia; one daughter: Mrs. Steve (Anna Marie) Oslica of Ballwin, MO; one grandson: Steven Oslica of Ballwin, MO; one sister: Mrs. John (Jeanne) Thompson of Norfolk, VA Preceded by his parents and one brother: Marvin.

BEAUCHAMP, Daniel; b: 22Mar1989, Macomb, IL; d: 25Oct1989, Pittsfield, IL; bu: South Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; fa: Edward Beauchamp; mo: Tonda Eisenburg. Survived by his parents; maternal grandparents: Gary and Janet Butler of Chambersburg; paternal grandparents: Byron and Ina Beauchamp of Meredosia; maternal g-grandparents: Gene and Bessie Ehret; and two uncles: Don Goewdy and Terry Eisenburg.

BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth A. (Ray); b: 11Mar1903, Bluffs, IL; d: 21May1984, Beardstown, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Edward M. Beauchamp (date and place not stated); fa: Harry Ray; mo: Annie Green. Husband preceded in death 20Dec1964. Resident of Meredosia; formerly of Yorkville. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. John (Jeanne) Thompson of Norfolk, VA; a son: Charles Duane Beauchamp of Meredosia, eight grand and 12 g-grandchildren; and a sister: Corrine Foross of St. Joseph, MO Preceded by a son: Marvin; a brother; and a sister.

BEAUCHAMP, Esther A. (Boston); b: 20Mar1910, Minonk, IL; d: 31Jan1994, Winchester, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Virgil Beauchamp on 18Feb1939 in Palmyra, MO; fa: John Boston; mo: Elizabeth Rapp. Husband preceded in death 30Jan1983. Resident of Winchester; formerly of rural Meredosia. Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Lee (Eleanor) Robinson of Brentwood, TN, and Mrs. Leland (Betty) Littig of Meredosia; and one granddaughter. Preceded by one sister: Lena Rausch.

BEAUCHAMP, Harold G.; b: 29Sep1903, Chicago, IL; d: 3Nov1995, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, IL; m: Lillian P. Stansbury on 15Jan1925 (place not stated); fa: George F. Beauchamp; mo: Margaret F. Conlee. Resident of Roodhouse, IL Survived by his wife; five sons: Jean N., Gerald S., Harold Jr., and Paul F. Beauchamp, all of Chicago, and Donald E. Beauchamp of Texas; one daughter: Lillian M. Fraley of Calumet City; nine grand and six g-grandchildren.

BEAUCHAMP, Keith H.; b: 7Nov1903, Meredosia, IL; d: 29Feb1992, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Mary Plummer on 23Mar1940 in Geneva, IL; fa: John Beauchamp; mo: Anna Streuter. Resident of 605 N. Webster, Jacksonville Survived by his wife; two sons: Gary K. Beauchamp of Philadelphia, Pa., and Craig L. Beauchamp of Burke, VA; one foster daughter: Joyce Beauchamp Ratliff of Murrayville; and five grandchildren. Preceded by one brother: Harry Beauchamp; and one sister: Eva Fox.

BEAUCHAMP, Ruth M. (McAllister); b: 6Dec1899, near Meredosia, IL; d: 29Apr1976, Beardstown, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Elmer H. Beauchamp (date and place not stated); fa: Joseph McAllister; mo: Minnie Hudson. Husband preceded in death in 1942. Resident of Meredosia, IL Survived by the following brothers and sister: Ray McAllister, Walter McAllister, Joe McAllister and Myron McAllister, all of Meredosia, Robert McAllister of Concord and Mrs. Emmet (Thelma) Moulton of Miami, FL Preceded by two sisters and one brother.

BEAUCHAMP, Virgil "Babe"; b: 14Aug1900, Meredosia, IL; d: 30Jan1983, Springfield, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Esther Boston on 18Feb1939 in Palmyra, IL; fa: Frank Beauchamp; mo: Lula Mountry. Resident of Meredosia. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. Lee (Eleanor) Robinson of St. Louis, MO; and Mrs. Leland (Betty) Littig of Bluffs; one grandchild: Stephanie Noel Robinson of St. Louis, MO Preceded by one brother.

BEAUFORD, Nona J. (Collins) Priest; b: 31Jul1927, Bluffs, IL; d: 5May1992, Louisiana, MO; b: (cremated) Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, MO; m: 1) Charles Priest; and 2) Mel Beauford (dates and places not stated); fa: Charles H. Collins; mo: Elizabeth Monteque. Both husbands preceded in death; 2nd one in 1986. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Carl (Alana) Cunningham of Pittsfield; two sons: Phil Priest of Pittsfield and Tim Priest of Jacksonville; six grandchildren; and a brother: Charles Collins of Springfield.

BEAVER, Carole (Wessler); b: 10Oct1941, Arenzville, IL; d: 14Apr1991, Sarasota, FL; bu: North Cemetery, Arenzville, IL; m: Barry Beaver on 6Aug1970 in Atlanta, GA; fa: Albert H. Wessler; mo: Emma Korsmeyer. A former resident of Arenzville, IL Survived by her husband; two sons: Michael A. and Gregory C. Beaver, both of Sarasota; her father of Arenzville; one sister: Mrs. Bernard (Evelyn) Raabe of St. Louis, MO; and one brother: Melvin Wessler of Indianapolis, IN Preceded by her mother on 8Jul1976.

BEAVERS, Anita W. (Woods); b: 22Jan1016, Chicago, IL; d: 29May1989, Springfield, IL; bu: (cremated); m: (not stated); fa: Raymond H. Woods; mo: Eleanor Mitchell. Resident of Carrollton, IL Survived by three sons: Dr. R. Scott Beavers of Greenfield, Ben A. Beavers of Winnetka and Paul K. Beavers of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a brother: Mitchell K. Woods of Mt. Prospect. Preceded by a sister: Alice Strauss.

BEAVERS, Edward T.; b: 12Apr1929, Saverton, MO; d: 16Jun1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Patty VanHyning on 15Sep1951 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Edward Beavers; mo: Marie Whitney. Resident of 1047 N. West St., Jacksonville. Navy vet. Survived by his wife; four daughters: Marilyn Nicholson, Sandy Baumgart and Jodi Brogdon, all of Jacksonville, and Shelly Murphy of Roodhouse; three sons: Bruce Beavers and Scott Beavers, both of Jacksonville, and James Beavers of Navarre, FL; 12 grandchildren; two brothers: Phillip Beavers of Westpoint and Richard Beavers of Mannheim, West Germany; five sisters: Rosie Darnell of Barry, Pearl Eddy of Kinderhook, Sarah Buck of Redding, CA, Brenda Brown of Watella and Dorothy Kelly of Cleveland, TN Preceded by two brothers and four sisters.

BEAVERS, James A. "Jonesy"; b: 26Dec1921, Morgan Co., IL; d: 21Sep1990, Springfield, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Frances A. Clement on 9Feb1947 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Arthur Earl Beavers; mo: Ruth Edna Naulty. Resident of Jacksonville. Army vet. Survived by his wife; one son: Randy Beavers of rural Petersburg; three daughters: Mrs. John (Patricia) Gish of Jacksonville, Mrs. Ken (Marie) Dillinger of Sterling, CO, and Mrs. John (Doris) Craner of Riverton; seven grandchildren: Jamie, Jodie and Jeris Gish, all of Jacksonville, Bryan and Heather Beavers, both of Petersburg, and Jim and Katie Craner, both of Riverton; two sisters: Mrs. Roy (Ruth) Lynn of Bath and Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Cine of Petersburg; one brother: Harry Beavers of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

BEAVERS, James Robert; b: 15Feb1909, Literberry, IL; d: 30May1989, Springfield, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Frieda Scott on 30Aug1931 in Hannibal, MO; fa: C. A. Beavers; mo: Eliza Sykes. Resident of Literberry. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Shirley Ann Hornbeek of Winchester; three grandchildren: Mrs. Dennis (Cheri Lynn) Manieri of Boonton, N.J., Jay Hornbeek of Jacksonville, and Dawnell Hubbert of Springfield; and two g-grandchildren: Brian Jay and Christopher Michael Hornbeek of Jacksonville.

BEAZLEY, Ida (Medlock); b: 18Dec1903, Manchester, IL; d: 14Feb1979, Alton, IL; bu: Alton, IL; m: Charles Beazley in July, 1962 (place not stated); fa: Frank Medlock; mo: Dora Howard. Resident of Alton; formerly of Jacksonville. Survived by her husband; two daughters by a previous marriage: Mrs. Byron (Myrtle) Mason of Jacksonville and Mrs. William (Beulah) Williams of Corpus Christi, TX; and a son: Bruce Bradney of Vienna; 15 grand and 30 g-grandchildren; these brothers and sister: John Medlock and Wilbur Medlock, both of Alton, and Mrs. Anna Roberts of Davenport, Ia. Preceded by one daughter: Mrs. Mary Bourn in Oct, 1979; one granddaughter; one g-grandson; and three brothers: Bill, Clarence and Roy.

BEBEE, Zelma M. (Vanbebber); b: 6Dec1906, Scottville, IL; d: 10Feb1983, Jerseyville, IL; bu: (not stated); fa: Clarence VanBebber; mo: Emme Conlee. Living in White Hall at the time of death. Survived by two grandchildren and several cousins. Preceded by one son.

BEBOUT, Lois Maxine (Splain); b: 4May1925, Scott Co., IL; d: 15Jul1985, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m; Charles Roy Bebout in Taylorville, IL (date not stated); fa: Robert Daniel Splain; mo: Violet Ellen Winningham. Survived by a son: Charles Robert Bebout of Jacksonville; one sister: Georgianna "Jan" Johnson of Jacksonville; and one brother: Freddie Splain of West Palm Beach, FL

BECHARD, Oscar "Yank"; b: 19May1940, Chazy, NY; d: 22Dec1996, Jacksonville, IL; bu: St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery, Beardstown, IL; m: Donna Gouran on 22Nov1986 in Beardstown, IL; fa: Oscar Bechard; mo: Rita M. Trudeau. Resident of Beardstown. Army vet. Survived by his wife; two sons: Joey Bechard of Winder, GA, and Dean Bechard of Hollywood, FL; five step-sons: Rich Blumenshine of Loveland, CO; Jack Smith of Lewistown, Leo Smith of Frederick and Jerry Smith and David Smith, both of Browning; two daughters: Kara Bechard and Amanda Bechard, both of Beardstown; three step-daughters: Rae Blumenshine of Beardstown, Nancy McClanahan of Memphis, TN, and Rhonda Lynn of Peoria; one brother; Carl Bechard of Vestal, NY; one half-brother: Billy Bechard of Plattsburg, NY; two sisters: Jeanine Golden of Whippleville, NY and Rosina Bechard of Littleton, N.H.; one grandson; two step-grandsons; and eight step-granddaughters.

BECHARD, Ruth (Hamm); b: 6Feb1929, Browning, IL; d: 6Apr1992, Rushville, IL; bu: Browning, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Willis Hamm; mo: Doris Lane. Resident of Browning. Survived by four sons: Jackie Smith of Lewistown and Gerald, Willis and David Smith, all of Browning; two daughters: Nancy McClanahan of Memphis, TN, and Kara Bechard of Browning; three brothers: Robert Hamm of Browning and John and Roger Hamm, both of Beardstown; four sisters: Linda Pearson and Clara Little, both of Beardstown, and Bette Lybarger and Mary Hamm, both of Browning; and 18 grandchildren. Preceded by her parents; one daughter; one grandson; two brothers; and two sisters.

BECHDOLDT, Orville C.; b: 7Apr1917, Eldred, IL; d: 7May1989, White Hall, IL; bu: Oak Wood Cemetery, Greenfield, IL; m: 1) Violet Pitts on 27Jun1945 in Warley, England; and 2) Loretta Roth on 3May1969 in Carrollton, IL; fa: George Bechdoldt; mo: Cecil Halbert. 1st wife preceded in death 11Jun1961. Resident of Carrollton, IL Vet. Survived by his wife; two children from his first marriage: Vicki Pinkerton of Webster Groves, MO, and Randy Behdoldt of Sandoval; three grandchildren; two sisters: Mildred Ussery of Jerseyville and Helen Waters of Eldred; and one brother: Augustus Bechdoldt of Alton.

BECK, Betty L. (Kelley); b: 17Dec1927, Winchester, IL; d: 8Aug1996, Springfield, IL; bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; m: Rhea W. "Artie" Beck on 17Feb1948 (place not stated); fa: John Kelley; mo: Gertrude Patrick. Resident of Roodhouse, IL Survived by her husband of Roodhouse; five sons: David (wife, Marlene) of Hillview, Noble and Michael (wife, Anne), both of Arenzville, Carlin (wife, Wanita) of Beardstown, and John (wife, Tammy) of Pittsfield; two daughters: Mrs. Clifford (Carole) Patridge, Jr. of Newark, KY, and Mrs. Michael (Betty) Young of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; one g-grandchild; and one sister: Doris Lankford of Woodriver. Preceded by one daughter: Penny Jo; two brothers: Johnny and Robert Kelley; and one sister: Pauline Neece.

BECK, Cynthia Jane (Isaacs); b: 7Sep1937, Alexander, IL; d: 7Sep1992, rural Alexander, IL; bu: Hebron Cemetery, northeast of Jacksonville, IL; fa: Henry H. Isaacs; mo: Hazel B. Summers. Survived by her husband; two sons: Gerald A. of Jacksonville and Ronald V. of Alexander; a grandson; a brother: John F. Isaacs of Jacksonville; a sister: Mrs. Don (Helen) Mayberry of Jacksonville; a step-brother: Sam Isaacs of Alemeda, CA Preceded by a brother: Henry Hardin Isaacs; a step-brother: Walter Henry Isaacs; and a half-sister: Alvera Frank.

BECK, Daniel; b: 30Jun1909, Louisville, KY; d: 11Aug1977, Milton, IL; d: Calvary Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Clara M. Chandler on 5Sep1935 (place not stated); fa: Jacob Beck; mo: Mary Elizabeth Batchelor. Survived by his wife; a son: Paul of Franklin; two brothers: Colonel William A. of San Antonio, TX; and John R. of Bell Fountain, Ohio; two sisters: Mrs. Pauline Sterner of Findlay, Ohio, and Miss Elizabeth Beck of Savannah, GA; and a grandson: Christopher.

BECK, Earl H.; b: 23Jul1905, Wayne, KY; d: 27Nov1985 (not stated); bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, near Patterson, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Osmund Beck; mo: Geneva Jones Horton. Resident of Roodhouse; formerly of Garden Grove, IA. Survived by five sons: Dale of Twin Falls, Idaho, Paul of Garden Grove, IA, Eugene of Peru, Keith of Oglesby, and Kaleb of Quincy; two daughters: Betty Knaslec of Peru and Beverly Boers of Cherry; 22 grand and three g-grandchildren; two brothers: Roy of Rantoul and Robert of Alexander; four sisters: Catherine Sheppard of Jacksonville, Vela Thayer of Albuquerque, N.M., Opal King of Jacksonville, and Helen Gordy of Tacoma, WA Preceded by one son; three brothers; and one sister.

BECK, Golden (Blakeman); b: 8Sep1895, Murrayville, IL; d: 23Jan1981, Vandalia, IL; bu: (not stated); m: William Beck in 1925 (place not stated); fa: Charles Blakeman; mo: Rebecca Rimbey. Husband preceded in death 16Mar1975. Resident of rural Altamont, IL Survived by a son of Altamont; two brothers: Edgar Blakeman of California and Earl of Max Creek, MO; three sisters: Meda Simpkins of Florida, Dorothy Potter of Jacksonville, and Hazel Ward of Meredosia. Preceded by a sister and two brothers.

BECK, Harold; b: 20Jun1904, Ipava, IL; d: 4Apr1981, Rushville, IL; bu: Rushville, IL; m: Melba Long on 2Nov1929 in Canton, IL; fa: Charles Beck; mo: Ethel Ellis. Survived by his wife. Preceded in death by three brothers.

BECK, James O.; b: 5Feb1915, northeast of Jacksonville, Il; d: 25Feb1985, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Arcadia, IL; m: Vanita Grigg (date and place not stated); fa: Osmund Hubert Beck; mo: Geneva Horton. Survived by his wife; the following children: James Edward of Evergreen, CO, Helen Patricia Peacock of Peru, IL, Edna Sue Muir of Crest Hill, IL. Gary Dale of Jacksonville; the following brothers and sisters: Earl of Roodhouse, Katherine Sheppard of Jacksonville, Vela Thayer of Albuquerque, N.M., Opal McClanhan of Hudson, IL, Roy of Rantoul, Helen Gordy of Tacoma, WA, and Robert of Alexander; 15 grand and two g-grandchildren. Preceded by a daughter: Dorothy Jeannine; two infant brothers; and an infant sister.

BECK, Jennie M. (Parrish); b: 7Mar1893, Litchfield, IL; d: 23Nov1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Jessie Beck on 19Mar1919 in Decatur, IL; fa: George F. Parrish; mo: Jane Alisha Jones. Husband preceded in death 12Jun1976. Resident of Beardstown. Survived by two step-grandsons; two nephews; Kenneth Bowers of Milwaukee, WI, and Glenn Green of Springfield; one niece: Lorraine Follane of Hillsboro. Preceded by two brothers: Fred and Harry; and one step-son: Haskill.

BECKENHOLDT, Paul E.; b: 29Mar1911, Rockport, IL; d: 9Sep1989, Louisiana, MO; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Nora Singleton on 31Jan1948 in Paducah, KY; fa: Walter Beckenholdt; mo: Grace Elmore. Resident of Pittsfield, IL Survived by his wife; two daughters: Sally Turley of Morgan Hill, CA., and Judith Beckenholdt of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother: W. E. Beckenholdt of Quincy; and three grandchildren.

BECKER, Adelaide (Pranger); b: 22May1900, Walkerville, IL; d: 15Apr1994, Carrollton, IL; bu: St. John's Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; fa: John J. Pranger; mo: Mary Hauptman. Husband preceded in death on 4Jan1979. Survived by four daughters: Mary Lois Rawe of Carrollton, Evelyn Heneghan of Jerseyville, Marjean Miller of Springfield and Sister Helen Beck, O.P. of Springfield; three sons: Melvin Becker of Carrollton, Robert Becker of Mesa, AZ, and Charles Becker of Springfield; 28 grand, 45 g-grandchildren; and one g-g-granddaughter. Preceded by a brother: Frank B. Pranger.

BECKER, Barbara Lucille (Hardwick); b: 31Aug1942, Carrollton, IL; d: 13Aug1995, Greenfield, IL; bu: Providence Cemetery, near Carrollton, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Earl Hiram Hardwick; mo: Minnie Anderson. Resident of Rockbridge, IL Survived by six daughters: Helen Elliott of Greenfield, Ada Mason of Gorham, Connie Hobbs of Moriarty, N.M., Betty Becker of Effingham, Patricia Becker of Carterville and Teresa Becker, at home; 10 grandchildren; one sister: Mrs. Charles (Pat) Dalton of Rockbridge and one brother: John Hardwick, Sr.

BECKER, Bernice Augusta (Schollmeier); b: 2Aug1929, St. Louis, MO; d: 10May1991, Carrollton, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: Frederick Becker on 15May1954, Jerseyville, IL; fa: Henry Schollmeier; m: Maria Hachmeister. Survived by her husband; one daughter: Joyce Becker of Carrollton; one son: Roy Becker of Carrollton; three sisters: Jacquelyn Hurt of White Hall, Arline Wehmeier of St. Louis, Alvera Kohler of St. Peters, MO Preceded by six brothers and three sisters.

BECKER, Byrl W.; b: 17May1915, Beardstown, IL; d: 28Feb1995, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Dorothy Hunter on 9Aug1941 in Palmyra, MO; fa: Nelson Becker; mo: Hattie Mae Cokenour. Wife preceded in death in April, 1993. WWII Army vet. Survived by a son: Burlyn (wife, Marilyn) Becker of Beardstown; and two grandchildren. Preceded by four brothers: Floyd, Leonard, Walt and Earl; and one sister: Martha.

BECKER, Clarice Carmen (Crawford); b: 13Jan1908, Franklin, IL; d: 5Apr1995, Springfield, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: William B. Becker on 11Apr1938 (place not stated); fa: John Crawford; mo: Ella Hart. Husband preceded in death 1Apr1975. Resident of rural Alexander, IL Survived by two sons: Carl (wife, Bonita) Becker of Alexander and William (wife, Darlene) Becker of New Berlin; two daughters: Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Drinkwater of Beardstown and Mrs. Darryl (Ruth Ella) Sayre of Franklin; one step-daughter: Mrs. Joe (Helen) Fitzsimmons of Alexander; 19 grand, two step-grand, 16 g-grand and four g-g-grandchildren; and one sister: Mrs. Leroy (Irene) Duffer of Jacksonville. Preceded by one daughter: Mrs. Ward (Marcella) Petefish; one brother: Raleigh Crawford; and three sisters: Avis Chaudoin, Estelle Seymour and Madge Hayes.

BECKER, Geneva V. (Vasey); b: 14Feb1910, Jacksonville, IL; d: 26Sep1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery Mausoleum, Jacksonville, IL; m: W. Arvel Becker on 22Mar1930 in Jacksonville; fa: Edgar S. Vasey; mo: Lona Hall. Survived by her husband; one son: Ruel Becker of Jacksonville; six grand and six g-grandchildren; two sisters: Adelaide Megginson of Galesburg and Vivian Vasey of Jacksonville; two brothers: Murriel and Malvern Vasey of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a son: Ronald Becker; a sister: Marie Vasey Lair; and a brother: Byron Vasey.

BECKER, Hester; b: (not stated); d: 4Jul1985, Peoria, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Leonard Becker (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Resident of Peoria; formerly of Beardstown; was 79 years of age at death. Survived by her husband; one son: Len of Geneva; and one daughter: Mrs. Jean Boyce of Yuba City, CA; and three grandsons. Preceded by a sister and one granddaughter.

BECKER, Howard E.; b: 10Mar1908, Literberry, IL; d: 3Aug1987, St. Charles, MO; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Annamae Aufdenkamp on 25Dec1941 in Morgan Co., IL; fa: John C. Becker; mo: Annie Fisher. Resident of rural Jacksonville. Survived by his wife; a son: Edward Becker of rural Jacksonville; a daughter: Mrs. Gerald (Carol Ann) Creel of St. Peters, MO; three grandsons: Michael and Carl Creel of St. Peters, MO, and Ian Becker of rural Jacksonville; and two brothers: John U. Becker an Arvel Becker, both of Jacksonville. Preceded by a sister: Hazel Wilson.

BECKER, John; b: 12Jun1894, Berdan, IL; d: 14Mar1984, Carrollton, IL; bu: St. John's Cemetery, Carrollton; m: Pauline Shepard on 27Nov1919 in St. Louis, MO; fa: Louis Becker; mo: Sophia Unger. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. William (Agnes) Overbey of Carrollton, Mrs. Dolan (Delores) Claxton of Springfield, MO; two sisters: Theresa Robinson of Carrollton, Rose Carmody of Alton; and five grandchildren. Preceded by one son, six brothers, five sisters, and one grandchild.

BECKER, John U.; b: 13Mar1904, Alexander, IL; d: 24Sep1987, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Mausoleum, Jacksonville, IL; m: Frances Oxley on 23Aug1927 in Jacksonville; fa: John C. Becker; mo: Annie Fisher. Survived by his wife; three sons: Loren and Weldon of Jacksonville and John E. of New Berlin; one brother: W. Arvel of Jacksonville; seven grand and five g-grandchildren. Preceded by a daughter, brother, and sister.

BECKER, Lewis; b: 21Mar1887, Berdan, IL; d: 4Jan1979, White Hall, IL; bu: St. John's Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; m: Adelaide Pranger (date and place not stated); fa: Lewis Becker; mo: Sophia Unger. Resident of rural Carrollton, IL WWI Army vet. Survived by his wife; four daughters: Mrs. Lloyd (Evelyn) Heneghan of Jerseyville, Mrs. Francis (Mary Lois) Rawe of Carrollton, Mrs. James (Margean) Miller of Springfield, and Sister Mary Samuel of Mendota; and three sons: Melvin Becker of Carrollton, Robert Becker of Mesa, AZ, and Charles Becker of Springfield; 24 grand, 4 step-grand, 8 g-grand and 2 step-great-grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters: John Becker and Vally Becker, both of Carrollton, Mrs. Christina Hansen and Mrs. Rose Carmody, both of White Hall, and Mrs. Theresa Robinson of Burbank, CA Preceded by three brothers and four sisters.

BECKER, Ludy Ellen (Carmody); b: 18Jun1892, Carrollton, IL; d: 6Sep1984, Carrollton, IL; bu: St. John's Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; m: Lawrence F. Becker on 30Apr1912 in Carrollton, IL; fa: James J. Carmody; mo: Mary J. Cronan. Husband preceded in death 12Nov1968. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Louis (Louise) Meyer of Carrollton; three sons: James Becker and David Becker, both of Jerseyville, and Francis Becker of Chandler, AZ; 15 grand, three step-grand, two step-great-grand, and two g-g-grandchildren.

BECKER, Pauline C. (Shepard); b: 24Sep1898, St. Louis, MO; d: 1May1991, Jerseyville, IL; bu: St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; m: John J. Becker on 27Nov1919 in St. Louis, MO; fa: Charles Shepard; mo: Louise Unger. Husband preceded in death 14Mar1984. Resident of Carrollton. Survived by two daughters: Agnes Overbey of Carrollton and Dolores Oder of Martinton; six grand and four g-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and one brother: Joseph Shepard of Ballwin, MO Preceded by one son: John E. Becker; one granddaughter: Laura Lee Oder; one sister: Rosaline Craig; and two brothers: Frank and Vincent Shepard.

BECKER, Ronald; b: 23Aug1930, Jacksonville, IL; d: 16Sep1983, Salem, MO; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m Patricia Hughes on 7Sep1952 (place not stated); fa: Arvel Becker; mo: Geneva Vasey. Survived by his parents; his wife; the following children: Steve, Jeff and Mrs. Janet Cruise of Salem, and Mrs. Susan Feurbach of Spraugheville, IA; three grand children; and a brother: Ruel Becker of Jacksonville.

BECKER, Vera (Wardell); b: 22Jul1910, Cooperstown, IL; d: 13Feb1996, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: William F. Becker on 20Nov1926 in Beardstown, IL; fa: Charlie Wardell; mo: Elizabeth Black. Husband preceded in death 26Oct1980. Survived by two sons: William Donald Becker of Beardstown and Richard Lee Becker of Grottoes, VA; two daughters: Betty Lael of Beardstown and Maxine Rebman of Rushville; eight grand and three g-grandchildren; and two sisters: Lucille Caruso of Peoria, AZ, and Thelma Vincent of Beardstown. Preceded by two brothers; two sisters; and one grandson.

BECKER, William Donald; b: 29Oct1932, Beardstown, IL; d: 10May1996, Beardstown, IL; bu: (not stated); m: (not stated); fa: William Becker; mo: Vera Wardell. Resident of Beardstown, IL Korean War Army vet. Survived by one son: Chris Becker of Granite City; two grandchildren; two sisters: Betty Lael of Beardstown and Maxine Rebman of Rushville; one brother: Richard Becker of Grottoes, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by his parents; and a son: Chris Becker in 1973.

Becker, W. A. "Arvel"; b: 1Jul1905, Morgan Co., IL; d: 16Mar1993, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery Mausoleum, Jacksonville, IL; m: Geneva Vasey on 22Mar1930 in Jacksonville; fa: John C. Becker; mo: Annie Fisher. Wife preceded in death 26Sep1986. Resident of the Barton Stone Home, Jacksonville; formerly 8 Terry Dr., Jacksonville. Survived by a son: Ruel Becker of Jacksonville; six grand and nine g-grandchildren. Preceded by a son: Ronald Becker; two brothers; and a sister.

BECKERDITE, Chester O.; b: 12Jul1904, Huntsville, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 11Dec1981, Rushville, IL; bu: Brooklyn Cemetery; m: 1) Minnie Arnold (date and place not stated); and 2) Wanda Merideth on 12Dec1931 in Rushville, IL; fa: Carson Beckerdite; mo: Effie Connolly. 1st wife preceded in death in 1927. Survived by his wife; a son: Kay of Colchester; and two daughters: Mrs. Alvin (Barbara) Hamilton of Rushville, and Mrs. Don (Roberta) Reeder of Galesburg; nine grand and four g-grandchildren. Preceded by two brothers and four sisters.

BECKEY, Ina L. (King); b: 4Feb1907, Springfield, IL; d: 7Sep1996, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Hillcrest Cemetery, near Bluffs, IL; m: George Beckey on26Feb1925 in Carlinville, IL; fa: Stephen King; mo: Nannie Swick. Husband preceded in death 11Aug1966. Resident of Jacksonville; formerly of Bluffs. Survived by one son: George Richard (wife, Elsie) Beckey of Springfield; two daughters: Mrs. Thomas (June) Brackett of rural Buffs, and Mrs. Myron (Mary Lou) Scott of Jacksonville; three grand and five g-grandchildren and one g-g-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one grandchild; two brothers; and one sister.

BECKHAM, Ray Dale "Beck"; b: 7Jul1929, East Alton, IL; d: 21Jun1995, Tulsa, Okla.; bu: Carter Cemetery Carrollton, IL; m: Elizabeth Wheeler Probst on 27Dec1953 (place not stated); fa: Roy Beckham; mo: Bess Anderson. Resident of Carrollton. Korean War vet. Survived by his wife; two sons: Richard W. (wife, Linda M.) Probst of Kane; one daughter: Sandra K. (husband, Dennis R.) Byland of Carrollton; seven grandchildren; and one brother: Paul Beckham of Vandalia. Preceded by three sisters: Mary Martin, Clemma DeVasher and Helen Husman.

BECKLEY, Elizabeth A. (McLean); b: 13Jun1911, Gerlaw, IL; d: 10Mar1994, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Alexis Cemetery, Alexis, IL; m: Harold E. Beckley on 8Jul1929 in Coulterville, IL; fa: Frank McLean; mo: Elizabeth Allen. Husband preceded in death 4Feb1984. Resident of Tilden, IL Survived by four sons: William D. Beckley of Tilden, Robert A. Beckley of Effingham, Richard L. Beckley of Woodlawn and James F. Beckley of Emmett, CA; one daughter: Wanda K. Campbell of Jacksonville; 14 grand and 20 g-grandchildren; one brother: Frank R. McLean of Coulterville; and one sister: Ruth J. McAtee of Viola. Preceded by her parents.

BECKMAN, John; b: (date not stated), Louisville, KY; d: 5Jun1985, Indian Orchard, Mass.; bu: Hillcrest Cemetery, near Bluffs, IL; m: Velma Fanning (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). A resident of 93 Grochmal Ave., Indian Orchard, Mass.; was 82 years of age at death. Survived by his wife, formerly of Jacksonville; a daughter: Marjorie Wilson of Westport Island, Maine; six grand and eight g-grandchildren.

BECKMAN, Velma "Dolly" (Fanning); b: 25Dec1899, Nortonville, IL; d: 18Feb1993, Portland, Maine; bu: Springfield, Mass.; m: John Beckman in Jan, 1943 (place not stated); fa: John Fanning; mo: Lucinda Dikis. Husband preceded in death in June, 1985. A former Jacksonville resident. Survived by a daughter: Marjorie Wilson of West Port Island, Maine; six grand, eight g-grand and five g-g-grandchildren of Portland, Maine; four nieces: Sylvia French, Martha Upchurch and Betty Pruden, all of Jacksonville, and Mary Knapp of Meredosia. Preceded by two brothers: Vernie and Wilbert Fanning; and one sister: Alma McLamar.

BECKTELL, Kermit O.; b: 24Sep1909, St. Louis, MO; d: 28Feb1976, Fairmount, near Fishhook, IL; bu: Swiggert Cemetery, New Salem, IL; m: Mildred Mayes on 12May1955 in Carrollton, IL; fa: Ranzey Becktell; mo: Clara Johnson. Resident of New Salem. WWII vet. Survived by his wife; a half-brother: Albert Crawford of High Ridge, MO; a step-daughter: Mrs. Linda Test of Cedar Rapids, IA; and a step-son: James Rodgers of New Salem.

BECKUM, Floyd P.; b: 1Oct1909, Virginia, IL; d: 15Oct1977, Arenzville, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Doris Mill on 2Nov1940 (place not stated); fa: Charles Beckum; mo: Ida Cooper. Resident of Arenzville, IL Survived by his wife; a daughter: Fredia, wife of B. J. Holt of Belleville; two grandchildren: Mike and Laura Holt; and a sister: Mrs Allyne Anderson of Chapin. Preceded by one brother: Leslie.

BECKWITH, Bessie I.; b: 28Nov1888, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 5Jan1981, Rushville, IL; bu: Rushville, IL; fa: Charles Beckwith; mo: Iamba Suddeth. Survived by numerous cousins.

BEDDINGFIELD, Betty Jean (Phalen); b: 27May1925, Polo, IL; d: 9Aug1996, Virginia, IL; bu Concord, IL; m: Carl E. Beddingfield (date and place not stated); fa: Carl F. Phalen; mo: Alice R. Goins. Husband preceded in death 7Oct1993. Resident of Virginia, formerly of Jacksonville. Survived by three daughters: Mrs. Ronald (Karla) Henderson and Mrs. Jerry (Alesia) Smock, both of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) O'Hara Jr. of Beardstown; five grandchildren; one g-grandchild; one sister: Jeanette R. Brockhouse of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one son: Garry Lynn Beddingfield; one brother: Charles "Bud" Phalen; and one sister: Virginia Adams.

BEDDINGFIELD, Carl E.; b: 14Jan1919, Merritt, IL; d: 7Oct1993, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Betty Phalen (date and place not stated); fa: Carl E. Beddingfield, Sr.; mo: Bertha Standley. Survived by his wife; three daughters: Mrs. Ron (Karla) Henderson and Alesia Beddingfield, both of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) O'Hara Jr. of Beardstown; one son: Carl Richard Beddingfield of Jacksonville; three sisters: Faye Marr of Ocala, FL, Mrs. Lawrence (Alberta) McNear of Pittsfield and Mildred Jones of Kewanee; one brother: Byron Beddingfield of Jacksonville; and four grandchildren. Preceded by one son: Garry Lynn Beddingfield; and three brothers.

BEDDINGFIELD, Carl Richard; b: 8Jan1939, Nortonville, IL; d: 31May1996, Springfield, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; fa: Carl E. Beddingfield; mo: Coleen Woracheck. Resident of Jacksonville, IL Survived by his mother: Mrs. Joe (Coleen) Leib of Jacksonville; and three sisters: Mrs. Ronald (Karla) Henderson and Mrs. Jerry (Alesia) Smock, both of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) O'Hara Jr. of Beardstown. Preceded by his father; and one brother: Gary Beddingfield.

BEDDINGFIELD, Donald S.; b: 4Apr1923, Jacksonville, IL; d: 5Dec1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Franklin, IL; m: Mary Dugger on 12Sep1964 (place not stated); fa: Carl Beddingfield; mo: Bertha Standley. Resident of rural Franklin, IL WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; three daughters: Shirley Clayton of Albuquerque, N.M., and Sharon Dobson and Donna Bettis, both of Jacksonville; one step-daughter: Nancy McGee of Winchester; three sons: Donald and David Beddingfield of Jacksonville, and Charles Beddingfield of Virginia; three step-sons: Jeff Barrow of Jacksonville, Rick Barrow of Ashland and Danny Barrow Versailles; 10 grand, 13 step-grand and three g-grandchildren; three sisters: Alberta McNear of Barry, Madge Jones of Kewanee and Faye Marr of Florida; three brothers: Carl and Byron Beddingfield of Jacksonville and Harold Beddingfield of Chapin. Preceded by one brother.

BEDDINGFIELD, Everett E. "Gene"; b: 7Oct1936, Jacksonville, IL; d: 17Apr1992, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Linda Fanning on 12Jan1960 in Jacksonville; fa: Harold H. Beddingfield; mo: Margie L. Keefauver. Resident of Concord. Survived by his wife; two sons: Everett E. Jr. and Eddie L., both of Concord; six brothers: Harold Jr. of Cahokia, Larry Leroy of Meredosia, Gerald Ray of Eldorado, Ark., Francis Wayne of Bluffs, Freddie Dean of Jacksonville and Bruce Alan of Quincy; and four sisters: Mrs. Donald (Barb) Powers of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mrs. James (Janice) Frailey, Carolyn Sue Beddingfield and Rose Marie Beddingfield, all of Jacksonville.

BEDDINGFIELD, Harold H. "Cotton"; b: 10Aug1912, near Jacksonville, IL; d: 28Jan1992, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Margie L. Keefauver on 11Oct1933 in Virginia, IL; fa: Carl Beddingfield, Sr.; mo: Bertha Standley. Wife preceded in death 1Jun1989. Survived by several children: Harold Jr. of Cahokia, Everett E. "Gene" of Concord, Mrs. Donald (Barb) Powers of Cheyenne, Wyo., Larry Leroy of Meredosia, Mrs. James (Janice) Frailey of Jacksonville, Gerald Ray of Eldorado, Ark., Francis Wayne of Bluffs, Carolyn Sue Beddingfield of Jacksonville, Freddie Dean of Jacksonville, Bruce Alan of Quincy and Rose Marie Beddingfield of Jacksonville; 15 grand and two g-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters: Faye Marr of Ocala, FL, Alberta McNear of Barry, Carl Beddingfield, Jr. of Jacksonville, Mildred Jones of Kewanee and Byron Beddingfield of Jacksonville. Preceded by two brothers: Charles ad David.

BEDDINGFIELD, Harold H., Jr.; b: 31Aug1934, Jacksonville, IL; d: 19Jun1992, Cahokia, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Gloria Berg on 18Jan1964 in Springfield, IL; fa: Harold H. Beddingfield; mo: Margie L. Keefauver. Resident of 311 E. 5th St., Cahokia, IL Survived by his wife; seven children: Joel H. Beddingfield of Cahokia, Mrs. Richard (Sonja) Caldwell of Cahokia, Heidi J. Beddingfield of Springfield, Darrel Zickuhr of Tampa, FL, Julia Moore of Springfield, Patricia Blumeyer of Harlingen, TX, and Allan Bjorklund of St. Cloud, MN; 10 grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters: Mrs. Donald (Barb) Powers of Cheyenne, Wyo., Larry Leroy Bedingfield of Meredosia, Mrs. James (Janice) Frailey of Jacksonville, Gerald Ray Beddingfield of Eldorado, Ark., Francis Wayne Beddingfield of Bluffs, Carolyn Sue Beddingfield of Jacksonville, Freddie Dean Beddingfield of Jacksonville, Bruce Alan Beddingfield of Quincy, and Rose Marie Beddingfield of Jacksonville. Preceded by one brother: Everett Eugene Beddingfield in April.

BEDDINGFIELD, Margie (Keefauver); b: 24Mar1914, Canton, IL; d: 1Jun1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Harold "Cotton" Beddingfield on 11Oct1933 in Virginia, IL; fa: Randolph Keefauver; mo: Annie Carter. Resident of Chapin, IL Survived by her husband; seven sons: Harold Jr. of Cahokia, Everett E. of Concord, Larry Leroy of Meredosia, Gerald Ray of Eldorado, Ark., Francis Wayne of Bluffs, Freddie Dean of Versailles, and Bruce Alan Beddingfield of Quincy; four daughters: Mrs. Donald (Barb) Powers of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mrs. James (Janice) Frailey of Jacksonville, and Carolyn Sue Beddingfield and Rose Marie Beddingfield, both of Chapin; 15 grand and 2 g-grandchildren; and a sister: Helen Booth of Benson, AZ Preceded by two brothers.

BEDDINGFIELD, Merle C.; b: 8Aug1919, Jacksonville, IL; d: 18Nov1991, Virginia, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Viola R. Schulze on 21Feb1942 in Springfield, IL; fa: Merle H. Beddingfield; mo: Lela Claussen. Survived by his wife; one son: Ronnie Beddingfield of Virginia; one daughter: Mrs. Larry (Karen) McGuire of Springfield; and two grandchildren: Merle and Lori Beddingfield of Virginia. Preceded by his sister: Betty Long; and granddaughter: Diane Bedingfield.

BEDDINGFIELD, Velva (Brockhouse); b: 3Dec1903, rural Chapin, IL; d: 17Apr1976, Chicago Heights, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Charles Beddingfield (date and place not stated); fa: Samuel Brockhouse; mo: Ellen Cox. Husband preceded in death 8Apr1937. Former resident of Concord, IL Survived by two daughters: Miss Jeanette Beddingfield of Springfield and Mrs. Martha Huddleston of Country Club Hills, in the Chicago area; one son: Charles of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; the following brothers and sister: Albert Brockhouse and Mrs. Charlotte Moss, both of Concord, and Archie Brockhouse of Meredosia. Preceded by five brothers.

BEDENBENDER, Bertha Lorene (Ashbaker); b: 20Apr1907, Brown Co., IL; d: 6Feb1994, Rushville, IL; bu: Palm Cemetery, near Rushville, IL; m: Homer Bedenbender on 2Nov1929 in Brown Co., IL; fa: William Ashbaker; mo: Ellen Henricks. Husband preceded in death 15Jun1987. Survived by a daughter: Doris Shelts of Mt. Sterling; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and one brother: Robert Ashbaker of East Alton. Preceded by three sisters: Mary Roberts, Kathryn Cook and Rozena Roberts; and eight brothers: Harold, Emil, Marcellus, Melvin, Albert, Lavern, Lyle and James Ashbaker.

BEDENBENDER, Eugene; b: 9Sep1923, Brown Co., IL; d: 16Feb1992, Springfield, IL; bu: Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, IL; m: 1) Mary Griswold (date and place not stated); and 2) Darlene McNeff on 18Aug1979 (place not stated); fa: Frederick Bedenbender; mo: Beulah Bowman. Resident of Mt. Sterling. Survived by his wife; five children: Mrs. Jeff (Verna) Schmitz, Connie Bedenbender, Marvin, Shelia Gonzales and Michael, all of Burlington, IA; two brothers: Robert and Louie, both of Rushville; one sister: Lorena Tomlinson of Rushville; 11 grand and five g-grandchildren. Preceded by a brother: Ralph.

BEDENBENDER, Floyd P.; b: 21Jun1909, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 6Feb1978, Rushville, IL; bu: Palm Cemetery, near Rushville, IL; m: Maxine Stedman on 23Mar1938 in Palmyra, MO; fa: W. H. Bedenbender; mo: Lizzie Gregory. Resident of Littleton, IL Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Joan Wheeler of Littleton; four grandchildren; and a sister: Mrs. Mary Geer of Macomb. Preceded by a brother and two sisters.

BEDENBENDER, Homer A.; b: 15Apr1902, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 15Jun1987, Rushville, IL; bu: Palm Cemetery, Rushville, IL; m: Lorene Ashbaker on 2Nov1928 in Mt. Sterling, IL; fa: George F. Bedenbender; mo: Mary A. Kelly. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Mrs. Doris June Shelts of Mt. Sterling; and two brothers: Marvin and Leslie Bedenbender, both of Rushville. Preceded by two brothers and one sister.

BEDENBENDER, Leslie G.; b: 6May1910, Woodstock, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 7Sep1996, Rushville, IL; bu: (cremated); m: Anadel Hall on 20May1938 in Jerseyville, IL; fa: George F. Bedenbender; mo: Mary Amadore Kelly. Survived by his wife; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by four brothers and one sister.

BEDENBENDER, Marvin H.; b: 24Sep1899, Rushville, IL; d: 8May1991, Alton, IL; bu: Palm Cemetery, Rushville, IL; m: (not stated); fa: George Frederick Bedenbender; mo: Mary Amadore Kelly. Resident of Rushville. WWII Army vet. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Breden of Jerseyville; one step-son: John F. Woods of Dupo; one brother: Leslie Bedenbender of Rushville; three grand and five g-grandchildren. Preceded by three brothers: Fred, August and Homer; and an infant sisters: Caroline.

BEDENBENDER, Marie H. (Ashbaker); b: 6Mar1911, Brown Co., IL; d: 9Jul1989, Mt. Sterling, IL; bu: Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, IL; m: Henry Bedenbender on 29Oct1942 in Palmyra, MO; fa: Wendell Ashbaker; mo: Clara Friday. Husband preceded in death 17Jan1949. Resident of Mt. Sterling. Survived by a daughter: Mary M. Measel of Mt. Sterling; a sister: Katharine Lawson of Mt. Sterling; three grandchildren: Lucinda, Lisa and Christopher; a nieces; and a nephew.

BEDFORD, Ila May (Solomon); b: 20Jan1924, Modesto, IL; d: 6May1995, Springfield, IL; bu: Oak Grove Cemetery, east of Modesto, IL; m: Robert W. Bedford on 6Dec1852 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Cecil E. Solomon; mo: Loretta Mills. Resident of Waverly, IL Survived by her husband; a brother: Ellis Solomon of Modesto; two nieces; and two nephews.

BEDWELL, Flora E. (Lowry); b: 5Mar1904, Clarence, MO; d: 23Mar1977, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Raymond Bedwell on 28Feb1959 in Rock Island, IL; fa: Isaac Lowry; mo: Nellie Florence Miller. Husband preceded in death 24Dec1965. Survived by a sister: Mrs. Joe (Mildred) Lutz of Rock Island.

BEDWELL, Martha H. (Koke) Goodey; b: 19Oct1904, Havana, IL; d: 13Jun1996, Jacksonville, IL; bu; (not stated); m: 1) Charles J. Goodey on 4Dec1929 in Havana, IL; and 2) R. L. Bedwell on 1Jun1947 (place not stated). Both husbands preceded in death; 2nd on 22Jul1964. Resident of Jacksonville; formerly of Havana. Survived by a son: Howard Goodey of Jacksonville; three grand, nine g-grand and two g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by three brothers: Harry, Otto and Gerhardt Koke.

BEEBE, Ivan Y.; b: 24Jun1910, Carrollton, IL; d: 24May1990, Springfield, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: Mary Voiles on 29Jun1941 in Carrollton, IL; fa: Henry Beebe; mo: Maude Slone. Survived by his wife and two nieces. Preceded by a sister: Isabel Beebe.

BEECHUM, Ruby E. (West); b: 11Sep1918, Paris, MO; d: 6Dec1996, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Paris, MO; m: Frank Beechum in Paris, MO (date not stated); fa: Roy West; mo: Pearl Conyers. Husband preceded in death. Survived by three sons: Frank West of Columbia, MO; Edward Beechum of Des Moines, IA, and Ora C. Beechum of Kansas City, MO; one brother: Leroy Thomas of Mesa, AZ; one sister: Mrs. Gilbert (Mary Jane) Barnes of Jacksonville; 30 grand, seven g-grand and seven g-g-grandchildren.

BEELEY, Bernard Allen; b: 9Jan1917, Meredosia, IL; d: 7Oct1988, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Freda Burnley on 21Dec1946, Leeds, England; fa: Thomas Beeley; mo: Etta Butcher. Wife preceded in death 26Jul1986. Resident of Bluffs, IL WWII vet. Survived by a son: Terry of Shelbourne, Ontario; two daughters: Mrs. Gary (Brenda) Gobel of Versailles and Debra Beeley of Jacksonville; two sisters: Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Morthole of rural Bluffs and Mrs. Kenneth (Mardell) Miner of Jacksonville. Preceded by three brothers: Marvin, Lynn and Alfred.

BEELEY, Dana Christine; b: 14Aug1974, Jacksonville, IL;d: 18Jan1996, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; fa: Donald E. Beely; mo: Rose Marie Angelo. Survived by her parents of Jacksonville; two brothers: Chad Beeley of Freeport and Joe Beely, at home; three sisters: Mrs. Harold (Cindy) Landon of Greenfield, and Gina and Kate Beeley, both at home; one nephew; grandparents: James and Louise Angelo of Jacksonville; and paternal grandmother: Bernice Hayes of Jacksonville.

BEELEY, Freda (Burnley); b: 31Aug1919, Yorkshire County, England; b: 25Jul1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Bernard Beeley on 21Dec1946 in Leads, England; fa: Fred Burnley; mo: Ann Kelley. Resident of Bluffs. Survived by her husband; one son: Terry Beeley of Shelburne, Ontario, Canada; two daughters: Mrs. Gary (Brenda) Gobel of Versailles and Mrs. Jim (Debra) Surratt of Bluffs; four grandchildren; two brothers: Henry and James Burnley; one sister: Ann Hearst; one half-sister: Eliza Speight; and one half-brother: Ralph Hardcastle, all of Leeds, England.

BEELEY, Homer; b: (not stated); d: 1Jul1993, Kansas City, Kans.; bu: Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Park, IL; m: Margaretta (surname not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). A former resident of Jacksonville; was 83 years of age at death. Survived by his wife of 54 years; two sons: Charles H. Beeley of Kansas City, MO, and Mark S. Beeley of Springfield, MO; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

BEELEY, Marvin; b: 31Aug1909, Meredosia, IL; d: 24Jun1988, Aurora, IL; bu: River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia, IL; m: Kathryn Young (date and place not stated); fa: Grover Beeley; mo: Etta Butcher. Resident of Aurora; formerly of Jacksonville. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Beverly Jo Fischer of Brookfield and Cheryl Warren of Montgomery; three grand and two g-grandchildren; a brother: Barnard Beeley of Bluffs; two sisters: Dorothy Morthole and Mardell Miner, both of Jacksonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

BEELEY, Ruth (Hodgson); b: 8Feb1917, Mt. Sterling, IL; d: 19Jan1991, Jacksonville, FL; bu: Mt. Sterling; m: (not stated); fa: Richard V. Hodgson; mo: Roberta Coral Griffin. Resident of Jacksonville, FL; formerly of Mt. Sterling and Bloomington, IL Survived by one son: Charles A. Beeley of Jacksonville, FL; one brother: Alfred Hodgson of Waverly; one sister: Roberta Williams of Mt. Olive; and two grandchildren: Scott and Jennifer Beeley of Jacksonville, FL Preceded by two brothers: Everett and Eugene Hodgson.

BEEMAN, James William; b: 29Mar1910, Roodhouse, IL; d: 6Nov1993, Jacksonville, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Edna Pitman on 24Dec1938, Bowling Green, MO; fa: James L. D. Beeman; mo: Emma Dinsmore. Resident of White Hall. Survived by his wife. Preceded by one daughter: Frances Marie Holder; and one half-sister: Cecilia Ralston.

BEEMER, Albert L. "Squeak"; b: 9Jan1922, Jacksonville, IL; d: 21Ju1990, Alton, IL; bu: Alton, IL; m: Evelyn Mae Morrow on 21Apr1940 in Missouri; fa: Luther "Shorty" Beemer; mo: Mary E. Lewis. Army vet. Survived by his wife and five children: Diana Weiseman and James, Robert, Larry and Kenneth Beemer.

BEEMER, Annabel F. (DeFreitas); b: 25Jul1914, Jacksonville, IL; d: 21Sep1995, South Jacksonville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Melvin H. Beemer on 25Sep1932 (place not stated); fa: Frank DeFreitas; mo: Anna Govea. Husband preceded in death 16Aug1983. Survived by one son: Ron (wife, Rosemarie) Beemer of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two grandchildren; one g-grandchild; one sister: Idell Kuhnline of Jacksonville; and one brother: Franklin L. (wife, Dorothy) DeFreitas of Jacksonville.

BEEMER, Clyde E.; b: 13Nov1916, Tamalco, IL; d: 5Sep1987, Versailles, IL; bu: Ebenezer Cemetery; m: Eva Frances Wood on 3Apr1943 in Selma, Ala.; fa: Luther L. Beemer; mo: Mary Lewis. Wife preceded in death 13Mar1967. Resident of Versailles; formerly of Jacksonville. WWII Army Air Force vet. Survived by three sons: Jerald of St. Peter's, MO; Reginald of Peoria and Roger of Chester; one daughter: Mrs. Jerry (Jeanne) Waters of Jacksonville; three brother: Verlon of Tampa, FL, Albert of Alton and Edward of Memphis, TN; three sisters: Lillian Thompson of San Francisco, CA, Florence Bentzen of San Bruno, CA, and Mardell Fair of Carmi; three grandchildren: Jeremy, Jessica and Brian. Preceded by two brothers and one sister.

BEEMER, Evelyn N. (Morrow); b: 18Sep1906, Beardstown, IL; d: 1Jun1978, Springfield, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Dean Beemer on 1Jan1938 in St. Charles, MO; fa: Harry Morrow; mo: Mary Scherrer. Husband preceded in death 25Apr1971. Resident of Beardstown. Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Don (Betty) Ed of Springfield and Mrs. Gene (Iris) Bloomfield of Decatur; a son: Don Fletcher of Frederick; two sisters: Mrs. Oscar (Harriet) Trout of Beardstown and Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Herron of Aurora; 11 grand and five g-grandchildren. Preceded by two brothers.

BEEMER, Jerald L.; b: 17Jun1949, Jacksonville, IL; d: 10Jan1991, Bridgeton, MO; bu: Ebenezer Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Penny Fugate (date and place not stated); fa: (not stated but known to be Clyde E. Beemer); mo: (not stated but known to be Eva Frances Wood). Resident of St. Peters, MO Survived by his wife of St. Peters, MO; one son: Brian Scott Beemer, at home; two brothers: Reginald E. Beemer of Peoria, and Roger Alan Beemer of Chester; and one sister: Jeanne Kay Waters of Jacksonville.

BEEMER, Lora M. (Vaughn); b: 24Jul1904, Monticello, KY; d: 2Aug1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Ebenezer Cemetery; M; Albert Beemer on 5Sep1923 (place not stated); fa: James Vaughn; mo: Frona Corder. Husband preceded in death 14Aug1956. Survived by two daughters: Mary Biggs of Jacksonville and Kathryn Herrin of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; two sons: Donald Beemer of Springfield and James Beemer of Peoria; 12 grand and 10 g-grandchildren; a sister: Laura Reed of Cuyohoga Falls, Ohio; and two brothers: Arthur Vaughn of Valley Station, KY, and Robert Vaughn of Monticello, KY

BEEMER, Mary (Lewis); b: 17Sep1890, Monticello, KY; d: 11Jun1977, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Ebenezer Cemetery; m: Luther "Shorty" Beemer on 22Dec1910 (place not stated); fa: John Lewis; mo: Martha Ann Dean. Husband preceded in death 25Sep1974. Survived by four daughters: Mrs. Lillian Thompson and Mrs. Arlene Brackeen, both of San Francisco, Mrs. Mardell Fair of Carmi, and Mrs. Florence Bentzen of San Bruno, CA; four sons: Clyde Beemer of East Peoria, Verlon Beemer of Riverview, FL; Edward Beemer of St. Louis, and Albert Beemer of Alton; 28 grand and 18 g-grandchildren. Preceded by two son: Myron and Vernon; and three brothers: James, Emerson and Edward Lewis.

BEEMER, Melvin H.; b: 14Jul1915, Chapin, IL; d: 15Jul1983, Jacksonville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Annabel DeFreitas on 25Sep1932 in Winchester, IL; fa: Cornelius Beemer; mo: Edith Birdsell. Survived by his wife; one son: Ron of Pipestone, MN; two grandchildren: Wayne of Minneapolis and Allison Nore of Skagway, Alaska; and one brother: Arthur of Jacksonville. Preceded by five sisters and two brothers.

BEEMIS, Merle L. (Wiley); b: 16Jun1901, Brown Co., IL; d: 29Mar1989, Versailles, IL; bu: West Side Cemetery, Versailles, IL; m: Thomas H. Beemis in 1925 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Wilford E. Wiley; mo: Myra Lee. Husband preceded in death in 1965. Survived by three daughters and one son: Mrs. William J. (Myra M.) Devine of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Merlin (Bertha) Sievers of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Richard (Wilma) Selle of Paola, Kans., and Thomas W. "Bill" of Versailles; a cousin: George R. Wiley, who had made his home with Mrs. Beemis for several years; seven grand and seven g-grandchildren. Preceded by three brothers.

BEERS, Arlo G.; b: 19Jul1911, West Liberty, IA; d: 3Dec1985, Springfield, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Dorothy Slocum on 12Apr1936 in Quincy, IL; fa: Ambrose J. Beers; mo: Jessie Carlock. A resident of Virginia, IL Survived by his wife; two foster daughters: Mrs. Ron (Bonnie) Wallis of Liberty and Mrs. A. J. (Rozella) Spreen of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; and a brother: Harold R. Beers of California. Preceded by two brothers.

BEERS, Roy R., Sr.; b: 27Nov1902, Berlin, IL; d: 29Nov1976, Springfield, IL; bu: Pleasant Plains, IL; m: Marcia Lea Breeding on 10Mar1923 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Ambrose J. Beers; mo: Jessie Lou Grandjean. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Mrs. Betty Yuska of Springfield; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Arlo Beers of Virginia, John Beers of Pueblo, CO, Harold Beers of Springfield, and Mrs. Angeline Stockton of Springfield; and one aunt: Mrs. Marie McDevitt of New Berlin.

BEERUP, Lola Fern (Rogers); b: 8Dec1894, Waverly, IL; d: 26Jan1991, Springfield, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Waverly, IL; m: Audie A. Beerup on 27Feb1914 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: John C. Rogers; mo: Leoma Mae Dennis. Husband preceded in death in 1948. Resident of Jacksonville. Survived by three sons: John Beerup of LaGrange, Robert Beerup of Springfield, and Audie Beerup of Bunker Hill; 14 grand and 17 g-grandchildren. Preceded by one daughter: Margaret Beerup; and one sister: Corrine Robinson.

BEERUP, Martha Louise (Davenport); b: 2Apr1892, Jacksonville, IL; d: 3Dec1983, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville Il.; m: Kenneth V. Beerup on 18Oct1911 (place not stated); fa: Benjamin Davenport; mo: Emma Jane Scott. Husband preceded in death 23Jul1975. Survived by four sons: Ben Beerup of Jacksonville, Dale Beerup of Mt. Vernon, Robert Beerup of Trona, CA, Max Beerup of Kansas City, MO; three daughters: Mrs. Allen L. (Virginia) Bishop of Taylorville, Mrs. Irvin (Ruth) Robbins of Sanderson, TX, and Mrs. Sam (Wanda) Courier of New Berlin; a brother: P. R. Davenport of Jacksonville; 17 grand and 19 g-grandchildren.

BEERUP, Otto; b: 24Jul1901, Franklin, IL; d: 13Jan1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Franklin, IL; m: Lucille Bland on 29Aug1919 (place not stated); fa: Charles Beerup; mo: Mary E. Austin. Wife preceded in death 11May1972. WWII vet. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Edward B. (June) Crowcroft of Jacksonville; a son: Leo of Jacksonville; eight grand and six g-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son: Otto, Jr. in 1969; and two brothers.

BEERUP, Robert "Ted"; b: 30Aug1918, Alexander, IL; d: 14Jun1985, Ridgecrest, CA; bu: (cremated); m: Norma (surname not stated); fa: Kenneth Beerup; mo: Louise (surname not stated). Resident of Trona, CA Moved to Searles Valley, CA 44 years ago. WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; three daughters: Lindsey Watson of Lancaster, CA, Tracy Beerup of San Diego, CA, and Corey Beerup of El Cajon, CA; three brothers: Ben of Jacksonville, Dale of Mt. Vernon, and Max of Kansas City, MO; and three sisters: Virginia Bishop of Taylorville, Ruth Robbins of Sanderson, TX, and Wanda Courier of New Berlin.

BEESLEY, Delmer; b: 18Apr1892, Fayette Co., IL; d: 8Mar1976, near Athensville, IL; bu: Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, IL; m: Cara Baylock (date and place not stated); fa: Jarrett Beesley; mo: Martha Austin. Wife preceded in death. Resident of a farm owned by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lynn, near Athensville, IL Survived by four daughters: Mrs. Lovetta Black of Cowden, Mrs. Doris Lee and Mrs. Melba Garrett, both of Decatur, Mrs. Norma Van Rheeden of Mountain Home, Ark.; two sons: Laurel Beesley of Stanford and Dean Beesley of Bingham; a sister: Cordia Harris of Sutherlin, OR; three brothers: Forrest Beessley of Rantoul and Emil and Norman Bessley, both of Detroit, Mich. Preceded by a son, three daughters and three brothers.

BEETS, Bascom K.; b: 21Oct1901, Bean Station, TN; d: 17Jan1978, Jacksonville, IL; bu: North Cemetery, Arenzville, IL; m: Margaret Hahling on 6May1925 (place not stated); fa: Thomas Beets; mo: Eva Russell. Wife preceded in death 6Feb1973. Resident of Arenzville, IL Survived by a daughter: Dorothy, wife of Robert Thurman of Springfield; a son: Paul of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; one g-granddaughter; two sisters: Mrs. Wilbur (Willa Mae) Huey of Arenzville and Mrs. Doyle (Georgia) Henry of Burlington, IA; two brothers: Guy of Alton and merle of Cedar Rapids, IA. Preceded by two brothers: Adam and Pleasant; and a grandson.

BEETS, Marian; b: 1Feb1921, Piedmont, MO; d: 10Jan1985, Cedar Rapids, IA; bu: Rock Island Arsenal Nation Cemetery, Rock Island, IL; m: Merle T. Beets on 19Mar1941 in Palmyra, MO; fa & mo: (not stated). Survived by one daughter: Susan L. Bogan of Alexandria, VA; one sister: Roberta L. Nelson of Philmore, CA; and one grandson: Sam Bogan.

BEETS, Mary Mae (Beard); b: 11May1903, Arenzville, IL; d: 13Dec1989, Arenzville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Arenzville, IL; m: Adam Russell Beets on 10Dec1930 (place not stated); fa: Lee Beard; mo: Lena Kircher. Husband preceded in death 2Dec1974. Survived by a son: Mervin Beets of Freeport; three daughters: Mrs. John (Jean Evelyn) Haynes of Bloomington, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Zirkle of El Paso and Brenda Beets of Arenzville; a brother: Roland Beard of Arenzville; two sisters: Rena Kruse and Mildred Kolberer, both of Arenzville; six grand, four g-grand and two step-great-grandchildren. Preceded by four brothers: Russell, Raymond, Robert and John Beard; and two sisters: Lucile Schnitker and Helen Beard.

BEETS, Scott; b: 14May1958, Beardstown, IL; d: 18Sep1976, south of Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; fa: Paul Beets; mo: Carol Releford. Survived by his father and step-mother: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beets; two brothers: Joe Beets and Steve Clark, at home; and Debbie Chambers of Laramie, Wyoming; paternal grandfather: Bascom Beets of Arenzville; and maternal grandmother: Mrs. Janet Bruhn of Wilmington, Delaware. Preceded by his mother on 18Jul1973.

BEGGS, Elizabeth Lee (Corsa); b: 20Nov1900, Chicago, IL; d: 14Nov1991, Jacksonville, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Norman Beggs on 24May1924 in Greene Co., IL; fa: William Storm Corsa; mo: Eugenie Loe Gregory. Husband preceded in death 7Jul1964. Resident of Gregory Farms, rural White Hall, IL Survived by two sons: Gregory Buckingham Beggs of Downers Grove and William Corsa Beggs of Atlanta, GA; two daughters: Mrs. James (Emily Beggs) Esarey and Mrs. Morris K. (Sarah Jane Beggs) Coad, both of White Hall; 16 grand and 13 g-grandchildren.

BEGGS, Hugh Harlan; b: 3Dec1904, Keosaqua, IA; d: 24Jun1987, Jacksonville, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Gertrude Holmes on 1Aug1934 in Marshall Co., IL; fa: A. R. Beggs; mo: Elma Brown. Survived by his wife; a son: Thomas A. of Springfield, VA; and a daughter: Mrs. Pickney (Susan) Hall of Menomonie, WI; and four grandchildren. Preceded by a brother and a sister.

BEGHTOL, Bentley; b: 23Jun1928, Beardstown, IL; d: 16Jun1991, Rushville, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Erma Hopkins in 1950 at Rushville, IL; fa: Oliver Beghtol; mo: Carrie Johnson. Resident of rural Beardstown, IL Air Force vet. Survived by his wife of Beardstown; three sons: Richard of Tupelo, Miss., Robert of Aurora, and Randy of Beardstown; two grandchildren; and three sisters: Ann Grimes, Thelma Robinson and Audrey Beghtol, all of beardstown. Preceded by his parents and one bother: Phillip.

BEGHTOL, Mabel R. (Kelly) Morrell; b: 11Jan1913, Littleton, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 10Aug1991, Rushville, IL; m: 1) Alfred Jackson Morrell on 6Jan1932 in Littleton, IL; and 2) Harold Beghtol on 15Feb1960 in Quincy, IL; fa: Elmer E. Kelly; mo: Janie Arnold. Both husbands preceded in death. Survived by two sons: Zane Morrell and Paul David Morrell, both of Rushville; one daughter: Nancy Joy Wise of Rushville; 7 grand, six g-grand, three step-grand and seven step-great-grandchildren; one sister: M. Maxine Tomlinson of Anaheim, CA; one half-sister: Betty Payne of Industry; and one half-brother: Francis Kelly of Macomb. Preceded by one daughter: Patricia Ann Morrell.

BEGHTOL, Phillip J.; b: 25Aug1918, Chapin, IL; d: 29Sep1981, Elk Grove Village, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Mareta Frances Rhoades (date and place not stated); fa: Oliver Beghtol; mo; Carrie Johnson. Resident of Wood Dale, IL; formerly of Beardstown, IL WWII vet. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Phyllis Jane Kanda of Grand Junction, CO, and Frances Jean Onken of Madison, WI; two grandchildren; one brother: Bentley Beghtol of Montgomery; three sisters: Ann Grimes and Ethel Robinson, both of Beardstown, and Audrey Beghtol of Jacksonville. Preceded by his parents.

BEGLER, Jessie M. (Stone); b: 2Nov1912, Greene Co., IL; d: 4Apr1995, White Hall, IL; bu: Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, IL; m: Charles Begler (date and place not stated); fa: Jesse Stone; mo: Nettie (surname not stated). Husband preceded in death. Survived by several step-children; several step-grandchildren; one brother: Richard (wife, Leona) Stone of Roodhouse; one sister: Hazel Shores of White Hall; and several nieces and nephews.

BEGNEL, Leonard; b: 11Apr1906, Murrayville, IL; d: 18Nov1984, Alton, IL; bu: St. Patrick's Catholic Church Cemetery, Alton, IL; m: Violet Jenkins (date and place not stated); fa: James Begnel; mo: Sarah Connolly. Resident of Alton; formerly of Jacksonville. Survived by his wife; one son: James of Alton; six grandchildren; one sister: Ida McGrath of Meline Nursing Home in Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by eight brothers and sisters.

BEGNEL, Margaret (Shannon); b: 4Aug1903, Jacksonville, IL; d: 3Feb1992, Wood River, IL (VIP Nursing Home); bu: Calvary Cemetery, Alton, IL; m: Louis Begnel on 30Sep1924 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Frank Shannon; mo: Mary Finn. Husband preceded in death in April, 1962. Resident of Alton; formerly of Jacksonville, IL Survived by three daughters: Margie Dey of St. Louis, MO, Martha Fosha of Wood River and Dorothy Kane of East Alton; a son: Donald Begnel of Amarillo, TX; 15 grand and 15 g-grandchildren; and a sister: Catherine Campbell of Jacksonville. Preceded by three brothers: Gene, Emmett and James Shannon; and a sister: Louise Arnold.

BEHL, Bettie A. (Horn); b: 7Oct1933, Franklin, IL; d: 18Feb1990, Springfield, IL; bu: Pleasant Plains, IL; m: Louis Behl on 24Jun1949 in Biloxi, Miss.; fa: William Horn; mo: Pearl Houston. Resident of New Berlin, IL Survived by her husband; three daughters: Mrs. Judy Norman of Springfield, Mrs. Carol Knepler of Grand Forks, N.D., and Mrs. Brenda Coker of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sons: Rich and Randy, both of New Berlin; 15 grandchildren; seven sisters: Evelyn Bradford, Nan Haynes of Pearl Pokora, all of Springfield, Jeraldine McLarond of Mahomet, Norma Jean McCarty of Jacksonville, FL, Helen Richardson of Pleasant Plains and Emily Leach of Chatham; six brothers: Gerald of New Berlin, Charles of Milwaukee, WI, Vernon and Robert, both of Springfield, Dean of Pensacola, FL, and Howard of Palm Springs, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded by her parents and one brother: Francis.

BEHL, Nellie (Barrow); b: 6Jan1907, White Hall, IL; d: 3Jan1978, Hannibal, MO; bu: Grand View Burial Park, near Hannibal, MO; m: Clarence F. Behl on 31Mar1928 (place not stated); fa: James T. Barrow; mo: Mrs. Mary E. Morrisey. A resident of Hannibal; formerly of Jacksonville, IL Survived by her husband; a son: David; and three grandsons, all of Hannibal; two sisters: Mrs. Mildred Muntz of White Hall and Edna Barrow of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.

BEHL, Russel; b: 30Dec1919, New Berlin, IL; d: 3Dec1995, Springfield, IL; bu: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, IL; m: 1) Maxine C. Hale in 1947 (place not stated); and 2) Lorraine Franz in 1993 in Springfield, IL; fa: William Behl; mo: Mary Margaret DeMuth. 1st wife preceded in death in January, 1991. WWII Coast Guard vet. Survived by his wife; one son: Robert Lee Behl of Boca Raton, FL; two step-sons: James Sive of Wichita, Kans., and Frederick Franz of St. Louis, MO; five step-daughters: Patricia Kepplinger of Skokie and Carol Guthrie, Marla Norman, Barbara Fix and Connie Willis, all of Springfield; three grandchildren; his twin brother: Roy Behl of Wichita, Kans.; one sister: Elizabeth Shearburn of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by two brothers and six sisters.

BEHNEN, Elsia A. (Darr); b: 26Dec1910, Carrollton, IL; d: 8Jul1993, Springfield, IL; bu: St. John's Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; m: William J. Behnen on 9Oct1927, Carrollton, IL; fa: Wesley C. Darr; mo: Cora Hoff. Husband preceded in death 25Feb1962. Resident of Carrollton. Survived by four daughters: Carol Heberling of Hillview, Mary Darwent of Jacksonville, Elizabeth Brown of Jacksonville and Helen Copley of Eldred; two sons: William Behnen, Jr. of Carrollton and John Behnen, both of Carrollton; 21 grand, 3 step-grand, 26 g-grand, 11 step-g-grand, two g-g-grand and two step-g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by a brother: Ralph Darr.

BEHRENDS, Adaline Grace (Hogan); b: 7Jun1903, Adams Co., IL; d: 21Aug1982, Rushville, IL; bu: Hersman Cemetery; m: James Hurley Behrends on 6Sep1926 near Camp Point, IL; fa: James H. Hogan; mo: Nellie Roberts. Resident of Hersman. Survived by her husband; a son: Richard of Tolono; a daughter: Mrs. David (Mary) Fry of Hersman; a sister: Dollie Roberts of Quincy; 12 grand and eight g-grandchildren. Preceded by a son, a sister, and a brother.

BEHRENDS, David J.; b: 13Sep1943, Kenosha, WI; d: 5Sep1983, Quincy, IL; fa: Joe H. Behrends; mo: Betty J. Blough. Marine Corps Viet Nam vet. Survived by his parents of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother and two sisters: Scott, Mrs. Darlene Gort, and Mrs. Pamela Alberda, all of Grand Rapids; two daughters: Terri Lynn and Vicki Lynn, both of Coopersville, Mich.; and his maternal grandmother: Mrs. Jenny Blough of Grand Rapids.

BEHRENDS, James H.; b: 1Sep1900, Mason Co., IL; d: 15Mar1989, Mt. Sterling, IL; bu: Hersman Cemetery, near Mt. Sterling, IL; m: 1) Adaline Grace Hogan on 6Sep1926 near Camp Point, IL; and 2) Helen Campbell on 30Oct1983 in Hersman, IL; fa: Tonie Behrends; mo: Sybil Hurley. 1st wife preceded in death 21Aug1982. Resident of rural Mt. Sterling Il. Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. David (Mary) Fry of Hersman; a son: Richard Behrends of Tolono; a step-daughter: Doris McCampbell of Albuquerque, N.M.; a step-son: Stanley Sleeter of Albuquerque, N.M.; 12 grand and 17 g-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and a niece: Betty Norton of Williamsville. Preceded by a son: Bob Behrends in 1970; a brother: Leo Behrends; and a sister: Mrs. Lena Waide.

BEHRENDS, Minnie M. (Elliott) Crawford; b: 9Jul1891, Brown Co., IL; d: 10Mar1977, Quincy, IL; bu: Hersman Cemetery; m: 1) Lewis Crawford; and 2) Leo Behrends (dates and places of marriage not stated); fa: George Otis Elliott; mo: Laura Jane Orr. 1st husband died in 1918; 2nd died in 1970. Resident of rural Mt. Sterling, IL Survived by a son: Charles Crawford of Hersman; four grandchildren: Mrs. Robert (Judy) Beaird of Quincy, Mrs. Mary Royer of Springfield, Mrs. Ross (Charlotte) Kelly of Mt. Sterling, and Charles Lee "Chuck" Crawford of Hersman.

BEHRINGER, Liona Margaret (White); b: 20Jun1909, Claude, TX; d: 19Jun1996, Jerseyville, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Danie Behringer on 31May1930 in Chicago, IL; fa: Perry White; mo: Crystal Kessie. Husband preceded in death 27Feb1970. Resident of White Hall, IL Survived by a son: Daniel (wife, Wanda) Behringer of Grafton; a daughter: Mrs. Edward (Linda) Sandoz of Red Oak, TX; five grand and two g-grandchildren; and a sister: Lena Nordstrom of White Hall. Preceded by one brother: Claude White; a grandson: Bob Behringer; and a nephew: Roy Otis White.

BEHRINGER, Robert Dean; b: 30Dec1963, Chicago, IL; d: 11Jun1991, rural Jersey Co., IL; bu: Rosedale Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL; fa: Daniel Fredric Behringer; mo: Wanda Gansz. Resident of rural Grafton, IL Survived by his parents of Grafton; two brothers: Dan Jr. of Godfrey and John, stationed in the Army in Athens, GA; his maternal grandmother: Elsie Gansz of Jerseyville; and his paternal grandmother: Liona Behringer of White Hall.

BEHYMER, Casey; b: 28Aug1984, Springfield, IL; d: 29Aug1984, Springfield, IL; bu: Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick, IL; fa: (not stated); mo: Cynthia Behymer. Survived by her mother of Beardstown, IL; grandfather: Thomas Behymer of Houston, TX; step-grandfather: James Bishop and grandmother: Marilyn Bishop of Beardstown; great-grandparents: Loren and Marie Behymer of Versailles; and a sister: Brianna Behymer of Beardstown.

BEHYMER, Charles Otis; b: 6Aug1907, Versailles, IL; d: 18Sep1990, Springfield, IL; bu: West Side Cemetery, Versailles, IL; m: Mayme Irene Baldwin on 14Feb1928 in Missouri; fa: Charles Henry Behymer; mo: Martha Alice McBride. Wife preceded in death 8Jul1974. Resident of Mt. Sterling, IL WWII vet. Survived by the following children: Charles Grover Behymer of Wood River, Pansy Clemins of Mt. Sterling, Eylene Gorman of Springfield, Marion of Berlin and Wayne, Louise Rohn, Judy Nichols and Mary Jo Behymer, all of Silsbee, TX; 22 grand and 20 g-grandchildren; one brother: Loren "Slippery" of Versailles; and one niece raised in the home: Annabelle Smith of Beardstown. Preceded by a son; a brother; two sisters, five grandchildren and two g-grandchildren.

BEHYMER, Jeffery Leroy; b: 18Mar1963, Miami Beach, FL; d: 25Sep1977, near Nortonville, IL; bu: Nortonville, IL; fa: Charles Behymer; mo: Peggy (surname not stated). Resident of rural Murrayville, IL Survived by his parents; three sisters: Jerry Buchanan of Chicago, Jackie Weber of Auburn and Joie Lynn Behymer of Auburn; one brother: Clifford Charles, at home; paternal grandfather: Charles Otis Behymer of Clayton; maternal grandfather: Hoyt Brewer of Rushville; and maternal grandmother: Mrs. Clifford Coleman of Modesto.

BEHYMER, Larry Allan; b: 19Sep1959, Jacksonville, IL; d: 1Aug1983, Springfield, IL; bu: Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick, IL; m: Vicky Lisenbee on 29Mar1980 in Beardstown, IL; fa: Thomas Gerald Behymer; mo: Marilyn Joyce Allen. Resident of Beardstown, IL Survived by his father of Houston, TX And his mother: Mrs. Marilyn Bishop, of Beardstown; his wife and their daughters: Brandy, Cherie and Nicole, all at home; three brothers: Gerald Behymer, George Bishop and Ernie Bishop; and three sisters: Cynthia Behymer, Nora Bishop and Sheila Bishop, all of Beardstown. Preceded by his maternal grandparents.

BEHYMER, Loren A. "Slippery"; b: 22Nov1908, Taylorville, IL; d: 12Dec1994, Versailles, IL; bu: West Side Cemetery, Versailles, IL; m: Margaret Marie Burnett on 19Aug1932 in Brown Co., IL; fa: Charles Henry Behymer; mo: Martha Alice McBride. Wife preceded in death 22Apr1992. Resident of Versailles, IL Survived by two sons: Thomas Behymer of Houston, TX, and Stanley Behymer of Decatur; three daughters: Mrs. Dan (Shirley) DeCremer of Hobe Sound, FL, Mrs. Glenn (Janet) Smith of Mt. Sterling, and Mrs. Ed (Nancy) Lenover of Versailles; 34 grand and several great-grandchildren. Preceded by three sons: Sonny, Bill, and John; one daughter: Dorothy; one grandchild; one g-grandchild; two brothers: Otis and Orville; and two sisters: Goldie Reining and Maude Watts.

BEHYMER, Margaret Marie (Burnett); b: 18May1914, Beardstown, IL; d: 22Apr1992, Rushville, IL; bu: West Side Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, IL; m: Loren "Slippery" Behymer on 19Aug1932 in Brown Co., IL; fa: James E. Burnett; mo: Lula Petri. Resident of Versailles, IL Survived by her husband; five children: Thomas of Houston, TX, Standley of Decatur, Mrs. Dan (Shirley) DeCremer of Hobe Sound, FL, Mrs. Glenn (Janet) Smith of Mt. Sterling, and Mrs. Ed (Nancy) Lenover of Versailles; two brothers: John and Dick, both of Beardstown; three sisters: Mrs. Dale (Beulah) Leverton of Ashland, Mrs. Bob (Helen) Grimes of Chandlerville, and Mrs. Ray (Josie) McGlaughlin of Beardstown; 34 grand and several great-grandchildren. Preceded by one daughter: Dorothy Long; three sons: Loren, William and John; one grandchild; and three brothers: Bill, Jim and Bob.

BEHYMER, Orville W.; b: 23Mar1912, Brown Co., IL; d: 2Feb1984, Beardstown, IL; bu: Hersman Cemetery; m: 1) Eva M. Dunmire on 24May1928; and 2) Betty J. Orr on 26Jun1982 (places not stated); fa: Charles Behymer; mo: Martha McBride. 1st wife preceded in death 4Mar1980. Resident of rural Mt. Sterling, IL Survived by his wife; five sons: Leroy, Richard and Steve, all of Mt. Sterling, Edward of Macomb, Don of Rushville; two daughters: Mrs. John (Gloria) Fry of Mt. Sterling and Mrs. Terry (Carol) Steinberg of Meredosia; two brothers: Otis of Mt. Sterling and Loren of Versailles; 23 grand and 17 g-grandchildren. Preceded by two sisters.

BEIDE, Clarence J.; b: 14May1902, Prairie du Chien, WI; d: 15Sep1996, Springfield, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Minnie Lee Durham on 31Jul1926 in LaGrange Locks, IL; fa: Joseph Beide; mo: Mary Edwards. Wife preceded in death 10Dec1990. Resident of Versailles, IL Survived by one son: Frank Beide of Versailles; one daughter: Mrs. Courtney (Alice) Easley of Meredosia; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. Preceded by two sons: Edwin J. and Lester D. Beide; one brother: Vern Beide; and one sister in infancy: Phoebe Marie Beide.

BEIDE, Edwin J.; b: 19May1927, Cooperstown, IL; d: 18Apr1989, Rushville, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; fa: Clarence Joseph Beide; mo: Minnie Lee Durham. Resident of rural Versailles, IL Survived by his parents of rural Versailles; one brother: Frank Beide of rural Versailles; one sister: Mrs. Courtney (Alice) Easley of Meredosia; and two nieces: Cindy Jo Easley and Claudene Easley, both of Meredosia. Preceded by one brother: Lester Delbert Beide; and one uncle: Vern Beide.

BEIDE, Minnie Lee (Durham); b: 9Nov1905, Summersville, KY; d: 10Dec1990, Rushville, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Clarence Joseph Beide on 31Jul1926 at LaGrange Locks, IL; fa: Edward Durham; mo: Fannie Lamore. Resident of rural Versailles, IL Survived by her husband; a son: Frank of Versailles; a daughter: Mrs. Courtney (Alice) Easley of Meredosia; and two granddaughters. Preceded by two sons: Lester Delbert and Edwin; one brother; and one half-brother.

BEIDERBECKE, Mary N. (Neelan); b: 22Apr1904, Onslow, IA; d: 22Jan1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport, Ia.; m: Charles B. Beiderbecke (date and place not stated); fa: John Neelan; mo: Mary Ellen Hanna. Husband preceded in death in June, 1972. Resident of Davenport, Ia; more recently of 1333 S. Diamond, Jacksonville, IL Survived by two sons: Charles H. of Denver and R. Bix of Jacksonville; five grand and two g-grandchildren; and two sisters: Esther Dahlberg of Moline and Ruth Onken of Morrison. Preceded by two brothers.

BEIERMANN, Lawrence Andrew; b: 14May1899, Jerseyville, IL; d: 8Jan1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL; m: Pauline Hubble (date and place not stated); fa: Joseph Biermann; mo: Mary Prill. A resident of White Hall, IL Survived by his wife; two brothers: Ludwig Biermann of Jerseyville and Eugene Biermann of Columbia. Preceded by a brother: Theodore.

BEIERMANN, Lillian Pauline (Hubble); b: 2Jul1905, Scott Co., IL; d: 29Jan1984, Jacksonville, IL; bu: St. Francis Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL; m: Lawrence Beiermann; mo: Kate Whitney. Husband preceded in death 8Jan1976. Survived by a brother: Harold Hubble of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one sister and five brothers.

BEIERMANN, Reba G. (Brown); b: 25Oct1923, Adams, Tenn.; d: 16Sep1986, Springfield, IL; bu: Memorial Gardens, Eldred, IL; m: Joseph P. Beiermann on 29Jun1957 (place not stated); fa: William R. Brown; mo: Nettie Arms. Resident of Eldred. Survived by her husband; one sister: Maybell Clark of Wood River; and two brothers: Clifford Brown of Russelville, KY, and Radford Brown of Evansville, Ind.

BEIERMANN, Sandra Marie (Grover); b: 8Oct1948, Canton, IL; d: 13Mar1995, Springfield, IL; bu: Summum Cemetery, Astoria, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Benjamin Dayton Grover; mo: Marjorie F. Shawgo. Resident of River Oaks Village, Springfield, IL Survived by her parents; a daughter: Mrs. Terry (Jennifer L. Whitlock) Ross of Roodhouse; two granddaughters; three bothers: Larry E.(wife, Debbie) Grover of Washington, IL, Roger L. (wife, Phyllis) Grover of Rockville, IN, and Steven R. (wife, Linda) Grover of Burlington, IA; two sisters: Mrs. Jerry (Dixie K.) Stitt of Verona, and Mrs. Donn (Susan M.) Klor of Buffalo; one grandmother: Mrs. Joe (Eva) Grover of Memphis, MO; six nephews and seven nieces.

BEIRD, Adeline (Nygren); b: 25May1889, Braham, MN; d: 16Jul1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Fairview Cemetery, Bluffs, IL; m: Ray H. Beird in 1954 (place not stated); fa: Andrew Nygren; mo: Hilda Wickstrom. Husband preceded in death in 1974. Resident of Naples, IL Survived by a step-daughter: Mrs. Charles M. Peters, Jr. of Griffith, IN; four step-grand and three step-g-grandchildren; a brother: Adrien Nygren of Chicago; and a sister: Mrs. Ruby Riemer of Naples.

BELCHER, Katherine Mae (Hamey); b: 27Oct1892, Naples, IL; d: 20Feb1996, St. Petersburg, FL; bu: St. Petersburg, FL; m: Earl Harry Belcher (date and place not stated); fa: Wallace Hamey; mo: Ida (surname not stated). Husband preceded in death. Former resident of Bluffs, IL Survived by a son: Harold Green of St. Francisville, La.; a sister: Margaret MacDonald of St. Petersburg, FL; two g-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Linda Griffin of Jacksonville.

BELFORD, Clara L. (Liehr); b: 30Jan1889, Perry, IL; d: 18Dec1976, Pittsfield, IL; bu: McCord Cemetery, Perry, IL; m: John Belford in 1912 (place not stated); fa: Charles Liehr; mo: Sarah Lipcaman. Husband preceded in death. Resident of Perry, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. William (Velma) Humes of Park Forest and Miss Elizabeth Belford of Chicago; two grand and two g-grandchildren; two sisters: Nettie Knowles of Winchester, and Ruth Armstrong of Alton.

BELFORD, Helen I. (Bauer); b: 24Jul1902, Pittsfield, IL; d: 10Nov1994, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Harry A. Bedford (date and place not stated); fa: F. A. Bauer; mo: Othel Weaver. Resident of Pittsfield. Survived by three daughters: Peg McCumber of Pittsfield, Mildred Logan of Galesburg and Betty Hawkins of Ripley, NY; 14 grand, 32 g-grand and three g-g-grandchildren; and one brother: George Bauer of Pittsfield. Preceded by one brother: Paul; one sister: Nellie Schimmel; and one g-grandchild.

BELK, Anna M. (Johnson); b: 10Nov1911, Alexander, IL; d: 10Mar1986, Springfield, IL; bu: St. Mary's Cemetery, New Berlin, IL; m: Frank A. Belk on 1Jun1932 in Alexander, IL Resident of Buffalo; formerly of Loami. Survived by her husband; six daughters: Patricia Knutson of Santa Cruz, CA, Helen Peters of Buffalo, Mary Miller of Springfield, Alice Victorino of Marysville, CA, Barbara Lloyd of Petersburg, Id., and Rose Fisher of Chatham; a son: Frank J. of Exeter, Calif; 18 grand and 6 g-grandchildren; one sister: Irene Duncan of Wichita, Kans.; one niece and two nephews. Preceded by a brother: William.

BELL, Alma B. (Malsbury); b: 24Sep1910, Macoupin Co., IL; d: 12Dec1988, rural Chandlerville, IL; m: G. Wilbur Bell on 10Jan1934 (place not stated); fa: Herbert Malsbury; mo: Maggie Bledsoe. Resident of rural Chandlerville, IL Survived by her husband; two sisters: Frances Clark and Cecil Patton, both of St. Petersburg, FL; and one brother: Marshall Malsbury of Rantoul. Preceded by two brothers.

BELL, Annie A. (Witham); b: 16Sep1901, Clinton Co., KY; d: 6Sep1986, Springfield, IL; bu: Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; m: Virgil Bell on 19jun1920 in Birdtown, TN; fa: Alexander "Clay" Witham; mo: Leiu Bell. Husband preceded in death 8Oct1978. A resident of Loami, IL Survived by one son: Byron of Rantoul; one daughter: Mrs. Howard (Mildred) Alsdurf of Springfield; six grandchildren; six g-grandchildren; two sisters: Adalee Smith of Jacksonville and Evelyn Koehler of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.. Preceded by two sons: Carlos and Glenn; one granddaughter; one g-grandson; and two brothers.

BELL, Arthington Pat; b: 8Aug1915, Brown Co., IL; d: 1Jun1987, Nashville, TN; bu: Mt. Sterling, IL; m: Evelyn Louise Campbell on 20Dec1936 in Chicago, IL; fa: John Kenneth Bell; mo: Caroline Howe. A resident of Quincy, IL Survived by his wife of Quincy; one son: Roderick Arthington Bell of Berkley, CA; three daughters: Caroline Sue Bell of Paris, France, Patricia L. Bingman of Corona Del Mar, CA, and Rebecca Bell Metereau of San Marcos, TX; 10 grandchildren; one brother: James Bell of Valparaiso, IN; and two sisters: Mrs. Jesse Long and Mrs. Ruby Hudson, both of Mt. Sterling.

BELL, Becky (Pyatt); b: 24Mar1917, Arnold, IL; d: 1May1992, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery; m: N. Lamont Bell on 9Mar1941 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Jim Pyatt; mo: Jeannette Leck. Husband preceded in death 29Jan1970. Survived by two sons: Peter Pyatt Bell of New York and Andrew Lamont Bell of Ft. Myers, FL; one daughter: Susan Jane Bell of Bridgehampton, NY; one granddaughter; and one cousin.

BELL, Betty (Wilcox); b: 3Feb1929, Frederick, IL; d: 6Nov1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Clyde Bell on 9Nov1949 in Beardstown, IL; fa: John Wesley Wilcox; mo: Catherine Mare Fox. A resident of Beardstown, IL Survived by her husband; her mother of Beardstown; five sons: Jack, Thomas and David Bell, all of Beardstown, Richard Bell of Brookfield and Randy Bell of Tucson, AZ; two sisters: Mary Hymes and Mrs. Cecil (Rosie) Clements, both of Beardstown; a brother: John Wilcox; 8 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by her father.

BELL, Beulah (Smith); b: 23Oct1907, Cass Co., IL; d: 11Nov1986, Springfield, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Lester Lee Bell on 19Feb1930 in Morgan Co., IL; fa: D. N. Smith; mo: Amanda Allen. Husband preceded in death on 28Dec1966. A resident of Virginia, IL Survived by one son: Ronald Bell of Virginia; three daughters: Mrs. Eugene (Betty) Davidsmeier of Virginia, Mrs. Edwin (Joann) Sudbrink of Virginia, and Mrs. James (Marilyn) Harrison of Bushnell; 9 grandchildren; one g-grandchild; three brothers: Ray Smith of Seattle, WA, Lloyd Smith and Allen Smith, both of Virginia; two sisters: Mrs. Cecil (Olgar) Ray of Virginia and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Stuckey of Thousand Oaks, CA Preceded by one infant son and five brothers.

BELL, Carl E. "Cotton"; b: 26May1928, New Berlin, IL; d: 31Oct1979, Springfield, IL; bu: Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Virgil E. Bell; mo: Annie Witham. A resident of Loami, IL Survived by his mother of Loami; a son: Carl D. Bell of Loami; two grandchildren; his fiancée: Marjorie Conrad of Springfield; a brother: Byron Bell of Rantoul; a sister: Mrs. Mildred H. Alsfurf of Springfield; four aunts and two uncles. Preceded by his father on 8Oct1978; and a brother: Glenn of 1Oct1974.

BELL, Charles Thomas; b: 8Aug1901, Scott Co., IL; d: 26May1976, Roodhouse, IL; bu: Williams-Edwards Cemetery, Roodhouse, IL; fa: Alexander Bell; mo: Lola May Crabtree. Survived by two sisters: Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Pyle and Mrs. Paul (Delores) Walker, both of East Alton; and a brother: Lawrence Bell of White Hall. Preceded by a sister.

BELL, Charles W, Jr.; b: 12ep1913, New Salem, IL; d: 14Jun1986, Springfield, IL; bu: Gray Cemetery, New Salem, IL; m: Vera Hildebrand on 12Sep1938 in Bowling Green, MO; fa: Charles A. Bell; mo: Grace Moore. A resident of Pittsfield. WWII vet. Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Johnson of Springfield; his mother: Grace Bell of Springfield; three sisters: Miss Doris Bell of Griggsville, Mrs. Florence Murphy of Morrison and Mrs. Mary Wilcoxen of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a brother: Ray Bell.

BELL, Clara (Shepard); b: 10Sep1886, Greenfield, IL; d: 26Apr1978, Princeton, N.J.; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Dr. Lester Bell (date and place not stated); fa: Arthur Shepard; mo: Alice French. Husband preceded in death in 1911. A former resident of White Hall, IL Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Helen Search of Princeton, N.J.; and a son: Lester Bell of Elkhart, IN; three grand and eight g-grandchildren; and a sister: Miss Alice Shepard of White Hall. Preceded by three sisters and two brothers.

BELL, Delbert; b: (not stated); d: 13Mar1977, Kilbourne, IL; bu: (not stated); fa: (not stated); mo: Maggie (surname not stated). A resident of Kilbourne, IL Survived by his wife; four children; his mother: Maggie Bell of Havana; seven brothers and sisters; and one sister: Esther Hughett of Jacksonville.

BELL, Edgar M.; b: 27Dec1905, Jacksonville, IL; d: 28Jul1991, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Ebenezer Cemetery; fa: Zed Bell; mo: Sarah Oxley. A resident of Jacksonville; formerly of rural Murrayville, IL Survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded by two brothers and three sisters.

BELL, Edna S. (Shanahan); b: 24Aug1920, Jacksonville, IL; d: 4Jan1983, Springfield, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery; m: John W. Bell on 19Feb1949 in Staunton, IL; fa: Edward Shanahan; mo: Mary Doolin. A resident of rural Jacksonville, IL; formerly of Peoria for many years. Survived by her husband and one son: John E. Bell of Chicago.

BELL, Emily (Pinkerton); b: 2Nov1894, White Hall, IL; d: 21Aug1988, Jacksonville, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Elza M. Bell (date and place not stated); fa: Revel E. Pinkerton; mo: Emily B. White. Husband preceded in death in 1951. Survived by several nieces and nephews, one of whom is Mrs. Navalee Eyre of Jacksonville. Preceded by three brothers and six sisters.

BELL, Gertrude (Carter); b: (not stated), Jacksonville, IL; d: Nov1985, Birmingham, Alabama; bu: Birmingham, Alabama; m: Cleon Bell (date and place not stated); fa: Ed Carter; mo: Fannie (surname not stated). Husband preceded in death. Survived by two daughters: Evelyn Bell Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., and Sarah Bell Wainwright of Richmond, VA; five grand and six g-grandchildren.

BELL, Gertrude Mae (Deen); b: 18Nov1900, Scott Co., IL; d: 12Feb1981, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Manchester, IL; m: Lloyd Guy Bell (date and place not stated); fa: Joseph Deen; mo: Belle Quinn. Husband preceded in death 19Mar1978. A resident of Roodhouse, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Opal Day and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Davis, both of Roodhouse; two sons: Dee of Manchester and Duane of Roodhouse; three sisters: Ethel Caldwell of Murrayville, Ruby Orten of Jacksonville and Mildred Garner of Greenfield; two brothers: Thomas Deen of Alton and Carl Deen of Jacksonville; 11 grand and three g-grandchildren. Preceded by a sister and a brother.

BELL, Grace Maud (Moore); b: 25Jun1893, New Salem, IL; d: 20Nov1986, Pittsfield, IL; bu: Griggsville, IL; m: Charles Arthur Bell on 28Jan1913 in Quincy, IL; fa: John Henry Moore; mo: Fannie Whitten. Husband preceded in death. A resident of Griggsville, IL Survived by three daughters: Doris Bell of Griggsville, Mrs. Charles (Florence) Murphy of Morrison and Mary Wilcoxson of Springfield; one daughter-in-law: Mrs. Charles (Vera) Bell of Pittsfield; one son-in-law: Charles Murphy of Morrison; one grandson; five granddaughters; and four g-granddaughters. Preceded by her parents; two sons: Charles W. Bell and Ray Bell; one brother: Ross Moore; and one grandson: Robbie Wilcoxson.

BELL, Harry Lee; b: 28Jul1933, Wayne City, IL; d: 11Jan1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Shelia Jacobs on 28Jun1956 in Effingham, IL; fa: Samuel Bell; mo: Maude Morlan. A resident of Winchester, IL Korean War Army vet. Survived by his wife; his mother: Maude Cherry of Effingham; three daughters: Mrs. Timothy (Cathy) Barber, Bridget Bell and Beth Bell; and two sons: Ron Bell and Doug Bell, all of Winchester; sox grandchildren; two brothers: James Bell of Rudolph, WI, and Richard Bell of Mt. Prospect; and two sisters: Gladys Hutchcraft of Arlington, TX, and Violet Flowers of Montrose. Preceded by his father and two brothers: Lindel and John Bell.

BELL, Hortense M. (Dadisman); b: 29Apr1886, Yatesville, IL; d: 10Nov1991, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Fairview Cemetery, Mason Co., IL; m: Arthur Bell on 18Jan1910 (place not stated); fa: William Dadisman; mo: Virginia Phillips. Husband preceded in death 18Jul1958. A resident of the Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, IL; formerly of Chandlerville, IL Survived by one daughter: Virginia M. Bell of Springfield; three sons: Arthur O. Bell, Jr. of Overland Park, Kans., John W. Bell of Jacksonville and Morris L. Bell of rural Chandlerville, six grand and 12 g-grandchildren. Preceded by four brothers and one sister.

BELL, Ina M. (Rutledge); b: 28Sep1915, Scott Co., IL; d: 4Oct1995, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Williams-Edwards Cemetery, near Barrow, IL; fa: Lewllyn O. Rutledge; mo: Rosa M. Day. A resident of White Hall, IL Survived by her husband; one son: Donald E. of Waterloo; one daughter: Carol J. Bell of White Hall; 4 grand and two g-grandchildren; two brothers: Vivian Rutledge of White Hall and Darrell Eugene Rutledge of Granite City; and five sisters: Virginia Sykes of Patterson, Irene Painter of White Hall, Edith Stoops of Collinsville, Eunilah Mean of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada and Mary Clancy of Ville Platte, La. Preceded by an infant son: Larry Bell.

BELL, James R.; b: 10Jun1909, Jacksonville, IL; d: 29Oct1988, Peoria, IL; bu: Ebenezer Cemetery; m: Beulah Hawk on 26Nov1936 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Zed Bell; mo: Sarah Oxley. A resident of Bartonville, IL WWII Navy vet. Survived by his wife; and a brother: Edgar Bell of Jacksonville. Preceded by one brother and three sisters.

BELL, Lawrence E.; b: 15Mar1904, Prescott Co., Kans.; d: 1Feb1996, Carrollton, IL; bu: Williams-Edwards Cemetery, near Barrow, IL; m: Ina M. Rutledge on 6Oct1934 in White Hall, IL; fa: Alexander Bell; mo: Lola M. Crabtree. A resident of White Hall. Wife preceded in death 4Oct1995. Survived by one son: Donald E. Bell of Waterloo; one daughter: Carol J. Bell of White Hall; four grandchildren; two g-grandchildren; and two sisters: Dorothy Pyle and Delores Walker, both of East Alton. Preceded by one son: Larry Lee Ball; one sister: Vera Bell; and one brother: Charles T. Bell.

BELL, Lennie F.; b: 26Oct1894, Scott Co., IL; d: 12Jul1976, White Hall, IL; bu: Richwoods Cemetery, near Roodhouse, IL; m: Beulah (surname not stated) in 1917 (place not stated); fa: Thomas Bell; mo; (not stated). Wife preceded in death. No survivors listed. Preceded by two children.

BELL, Lloyd Guy; b: 3Mar1899, Brained, Neb.; d: 18Mar1978, Winchester, IL; bu: Manchester, IL; m: Gertrude Deen on 18Jan1920 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Thomas Bell; mo: Gertie Lovell. A resident of Roodhouse, IL Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. Opal Day and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Davis, both of Roodhouse; two sons: Dee Bell of Manchester and Duane Bell of Roodhouse; 11 grand and two g-grandchildren; five sisters: Mrs. Mae Craddock of Jacksonville, Mrs. Lela Harris of Roodhouse, Mrs. Myrle Smith of Colby, Kans., Mrs. Gertrude Seward of Merlin, OR, and Mrs. Faye Currie of Winton, CA; and three brothers: Leslie Bell of Keno, CA, Lyle Bell of Grants Pass, OR, and Dale Bell of Winton, CA

BELL, Marion; b: 4Dec1900, Jersey Co., IL; d: 4Jan1986, Carrollton, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: Meddie Freer in 1922 (place not stated); fa: William C. Bell; mo: Caroline Egelhoff. Wife preceded in death in 1967. A former resident of Rockbridge, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. L. D. (Dorothy) Scott and Mrs. Richard (Lois) Scott, both of Rockbridge; four grand and eight g-grandchildren; and one brother: Laverne of Carrollton.

BELL, Nancy (Hutchens); b: 25Sep1936, Jacksonville, IL; d: 18May1995, Evansville Ind.; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Thomas Bell on 12Sep1981, Evansville, IL; fa: Martin L. Hutchens; mo: Dorothea Crim. A former resident of Jacksonville, IL Survived by her husband; one daughter: Elizabeth Yeates of Indianapolis, IN; three sons: Martin Yeates of Paoli, IN, Thomas Yeates of Evansville and Robert Yeates of Evansville; and two nieces.. Preceded by her parents.

BELL, Ray Laverne "Doc"; b: 8Sep1906, Carrollton, IL; d: 13Dec1991, Jerseyville, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: (not stated); fa: William Bell; mo: Caroline Eaglehoff. A former resident of Greene Co., IL Survived by one step-son: Richard Crandall of East Alton. Preceded by two sisters: Eunice Johnson and Ollie Henkel; and one brother: Marion Bell.

BELL, Rena (Hubbs) Bramblett; b: 16Mar1897, Morgan Co., IL; d: 5Dec1979, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: 1) William Bramblett; and 2) Robert Bell (dates and places not stated); fa: Albert Hubbs; mo: Effie Holmes. Both husband BELL preceded in death. Survived by a son from her first marriage: Robert Bramblett of Springfield; a sister: Betty Newman of Jacksonville; a brother: Leo Hubbs of Galesburg; and a step-brother: George Taylor of Jacksonville.

BELL, Robert "Toole"; b: 30Aug1915, Virginia, IL; d: 14Sep1984, Jacksonville, IL; bu Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Mary Decker in 1962 at Literberry, IL; fa: Harry Bell; mo: Louise Yeck. A resident of Virginia, IL Survived by his wife; two daughters: Dianne Elaine and Barbara Ann, both at home; and three sisters: Vieve Bell of Beardstown, Clara Bell of Beardstown and Louise Wallingford of Pontiac.

BELL, Tom; b: 15Aug1901, Kentucky; d: 5Jan1984, New Berlin, IL; bu: Woodwreath Cemetery, Island Grove, IL; m: Mattie L. Skaggs on 20Aug1924 in Campbellsville, KY; fa: Andrew Jackson Bell; mo: Margaret Ratcliff. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Virginia M. Matherly and Margaret E. Simpson, both of New Berlin; seven grand and seven g-grandchildren; a sister: Virgie Skaggs of Campbellsville, KY; two brothers: Carl E. Bell and Ernest D. Bell, both of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a son: William Jackson in infancy; and two brothers and a sister.

BELL, Virgil Elmer; b: 10Apr1902, Clinton Co., KY; d: 8Oct1978, Springfield, IL; bu: Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; m: Annie Witham on 19Jun1920, Birdtown, TN; fa: Jesse Bell; mo: Mintie Agee. A resident of Loami, IL Survived by his wife; two sons: Barney Bell of Rantoul and Carl Bell of Loami; and one daughter: Mrs. Mildred Alsdurf of Springfield; six grand and four g-grandchildren; three sisters: twin sister Virtie Bell of Louisville, KY, Lillie McWhorter of Martinsville, IN, and Lizzie Enoch of Summerset, KY; along with several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a son: Glen on 1 Oct 1974; one brother: Joe; and one sister: Lora White.

BELL, William; b: 6Jul1904, near Beardstown, IL; d: 13Mar1982 Beardstown, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Mabel Redman Lancaster (date and place not stated); fa: George Bell; mo: Anna Treadway. Wife preceded in death in 1960. Survived by three step-sons: Morris and Don Lancaster of Beardstown and Ben Lancaster of Gibsonburg, Ohio; and three sisters: Mrs. Ruth Elmore of Beardstown, Mrs. Gladys Bryon of Springfield and Mrs. Kathryn Osar of Elgin. Preceded by two sisters and a step-son.

BELL, Zeddie T.; b: 7Jan1913, near Jacksonville, IL; d: 2Sep1984, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Ebenezer Cemetery; m: Verla Annette Gaffney on 15Oct1949 in Mt. Vernon, IL; fa: Zed Bell; mo: Sarah Ann Oxley. WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; a son: Zeddie T. Bell of Jacksonville; one grandson: Nathan Andrew Bell; two brothers: Edgar M. of Murrayville and James R. of Bartonville. Preceded by his parents and three sisters.

BELLOMY, Margaret (Hinderer); b: 13Aug1881, Schuyler Co., IL; d: 16Jan1978, Rushville, IL; bu: Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick, IL; m: Harry Bellomy on 16Jan1901 in Springfield, IL; fa: Christian E. Hinderer; mo: Margaret Smith. Husband preceded in death. A former resident of Frederick, IL Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Howard (Edna) Hagin of South Holland, IL; four grand, nine g-grand and four g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by a son: Glenn. Mrs. Bellomy, one of 12 children, was the last of her immediate family.

BELOBRAJDIC, Charles J.; b: 19Jan1908, St. Louis, MO; d: 12Apr1994, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. Louis, MO; m: Daisy Roknich on 19Apr1931 in St. Louis, MO; fa: Blaze Belobrajdic; mo: Mary (surname not stated). Wife preceded in death in 1991. Survived by their son: Paul (wife, Linda) of South Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandsons; and three bothers: Joseph and Albert, both of Sarasota, FL, and George of St. Louis.

BELOBRAJDIC, Daisy Theresa (Roknich}; b: 25Oct1912, St. Louis, MO; d: 9Apr1991, Jacksonville, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Charles J. Belobrajdic on 19Apr1931 in St. Louis, MO; fa: Paul Roknich; mo: Katherine (surname not stated). A resident of Jacksonville, IL Survived by her husband; her son: Paul and his wife, Linda, all of Jacksonville; seven grand and six g-grandchildren.

BELTON, Ruby P. (Burchell); b: 17Oct1907, Casey Co., KY; d: 25Jun1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: (not stated); fa: James William Burchell; mo: Cora Lee Tucker. Survived by a son: James William Preston of Jacksonville; a daughter: Mrs. Wallace (Elnora J.) Preston of Jacksonville; nine grand, 10 g-grand and two g-g-grandchildren; three brothers: Homer Burchell of Liberty, KY, and Fielding and Ronald Burchell, both of Louisville, KY; four sisters: Elizabeth Stevens of Seneca, and Gladys Peavey, Evelyn Sherves and Stacha Hughes, all of Liberty, KY Preceded by two brothers: James and Johnny Burchell; and three sisters: Elnora Burchell, Marie Burchell and Blanche Burchell.

BELVILLE, Hallie; b: 28Dec1911, Browning, IL; d: 22Mar1985, Springfield, IL; bu Browning, IL; m: Dorothy DeWitt on 16Jun1940 in Palmyra, MO; fa: John Belville; mo: Rebecca (surname not stated). A resident of Beardstown, IL WWII Navy vet. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Mrs. Winifred Sigel of Oak Park; two sisters: Mrs. Twila Newell of Beardstown and Mrs. Ethel Clements of Rushville; and four grandchildren. Preceded by two brothers and four sisters.

BELVILLE, Perry C. "Tater"; b; 21Jun1918, near Browning, IL; d: 26Jun1992, Beardstown, IL; bu: Browning, IL; m: Christine Harris on 2Sep1937 in Browning, IL,; fa: Elmer Belville; mo: Daisy Mae Skiles. Survived by his wife; four sons: Larry of Beardstown and Robert, Jackie and Dennis, all of Rushville; five daughters: Dolores Jones and Janet Belville, both of Beardstown, Jerris "Jody" Danner of Rushville, Sandra Jockish of Vermont and Carolyn Barrett of Jacksonville; three sisters: Beulah Palmer of Astoria, Juanita Genseal of Turlock, CA, and Wanda Gerald of Grinell, IA; 26 grand and 21 g-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one daughter: Cynthia Leann in infancy; three grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister.

BELZER, James E.; b: 24May1906, Morgan Co., IL; d: 2May1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Yatesville Cemetery, west of Prentice, IL; m: Lenore C. Pearson in October, 1927 at Jacksonville, IL; fa: George Belzer; mo: Jennie Lambert. Survived by his wife; four daughters: Peggy Zimmermann and Virginia Davidsmeyer, both of Jacksonville, Mary Lou Fuller of Bethalto and Mrs. Don (Shirley) Hougham of Crystal River, FL; a son: Mark Belzer of Jacksonville; nine grand and six g-grandchildren; a sister: Jeanette Kinnett of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a brother: Clarence.

BELZER, Lenore C. (Pearson); b: 23Mar1909, Morgan Co., IL; d: 30Oct1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Yatesville Cemetery; m: James E. Belzer in October, 1927 at Jacksonville, IL; fa: Edward Pearson; mo: Clara Foster. Husband preceded in death 2May1989. Survived by four daughters: Peggy Zimmerman and Virginia Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville, Mary Lou Fuller of Bethalto and Mrs. Don (Shirley) Hougham of Crystal River, FL; a son: Mark Belzer of Jacksonville; nine grand and six g-grandchildren; two brothers: Darwin Pearson of Decatur and Cecil Pearson of Winchester, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

BEMIS, Otha Lozelle; b: 21Jun1914, Brown Co., IL; d: 19Jun1977, Springfield, IL; bu: Mt. Sterling, IL; m: Dovie L. Dobey on 28Nov1946 (place not stated); fa: Perry K. Bemis; mo: Elva Jane Davis. A resident of Mt. Sterling. Survived by his wife; two children; Gordon of Quincy and Shirley Kleinlein of Bollingbrook, IL; seven grandchildren; a brother: Norris Bemis of Tucson, AZ; and a sister: Evelyn Walsh of San Jose, CA

BEMIS, Thomas W. "Bill"; b: 25Mar1933, Versailles, IL; d: 2Jun1989, Versailles, IL; bu: West Side Cemetery, Versailles, IL; fa: Thomas Harvey Bemis; mo: Merle L. Wiley. Korean War Air Force vet. Survived by three sisters: Mrs. William J. (Myra M.) Devine and Mrs. Merlin (Bertha) Sievers, both of Kansas City, MO, and Mrs. Richard ( Wilma) Sele of Paola, Kans.; a cousin: George Wiley, who resides with the family; six nieces; a nephew; an uncle: Bert Bemis of Peoria; and an aunt: Barnelle Weiler of Savannah, IL Preceded by his parents.

BENDER, Mary Elizabeth; b: 18Sep1912, Jacksonville, IL; d: 4Sep1976, Springfield, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; fa: Guy Bender; mo: Mary Bergschneider. A former resident of Alexander, IL Survived by sisters: Mrs. Ralph (Myrtle) Shewmaker and Mrs. T. Joseph (Marian) Doyle, both f Jacksonville, and Mrs. Leonard (Emaline) Kramp of Alexander. Preceded by a brother: Anton.

BENDS, Opal (Edwards); b: 18Aug1902, Virden, IL; d: 11Jan1982, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Earl Bends on 19Aug1918 (place not stated); fa: Isaac Edwards; mo: Lula Greene. Husband preceded in death. Survived by four sisters: Nellie Kalaerz of Carlinville, Ada Talkington of Springfield, Blanche Stocker of Jacksonville and Elveta Edwards of Jacksonville; one brother: Charles Alvin Edwards of California; and several nieces and nieces. Preceded by one son: Edward; and one brother.

BENIACH, Andrew J., Sr.; b: 30Nov1904, Virden, IL; d: 15Jan1994, Springfield, IL; bu: Virden, IL; m: Roberta E. Pottinger on 24Aug1933 in Springfield, IL; fa: Joseph Beniach; mo: Mary Caban, a resident of Virden, IL Survived by his wife; one son: Andrew J. "Sonny" Beniach, Jr. of Concord; two daughters: Donna Sims of Centralia and Judith Cox of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers: Frank Beniach of Butler and Joe Beniach of Hammond, IN; 12 grand, 16 g-grand and two g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by three brothers: John, Paul and Francis Beniach; and four sisters: Caroline Davis, Marie Golden, Margaret Machino and Veronica Beniach.

BENJAMIN, George William; b: 14Aug1912, Claiburn, TX; d: 15Dec1991, near Godley, TX; bu: Claiburn, TX; m: Helen (surname and date/place of marriage not stated); fa: Harry Benjamin; mo: Nellie (surname not stated). A resident of Godley, TX Survived by his wife; and two children: Pamela Allison of Wichita, Kans., and Rodney Benjamin of Joshua, TX {His mother, Nellie Benjamin Ranson, now deceased, was a long-time resident of the Jacksonville, IL area.}

BENJAMIN, Henrietta (Schmidt); b: 28Jun1924, Cass Co., IL; d: 14Apr1991, Rushville, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Henry Schmidt; mo: Elsie Ward. A former resident of Beardstown, IL Survived by three sisters: Mrs. Riley (Minnie) Fisher of Beardstown, Lila Stinson of Bowling Green, IN, and Mary Franklin of Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by her parents and her husband.

BENJAMIN, Leonard; b: 12My1923, Time, IL; d: 12Oct1987, Malta Bend, MO; bu: Goodin Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Marion Brockmeier on 17Apr1955 in Carrollton, MO; fa: William Benjamin; mo: Mary Curry. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Marteena Boyd of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons: Len Benjamin of Franklin and Bob Benjamin of Marshall, MO; three sisters: Norene Gordon of Las Vegas, Nev., Lela Shipley of Pittsfield and Leola Preston of Jacksonville; two brothers: John Benjamin of Summer Hill, IL., and Lloyd Benjamin of Pittsfield; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by five brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.

BENJAMIN, Lloyd C.; b: 6Apr1904, Pike Co., IL; d: 17Nov1989, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Eva Marie White (date and place not stated). Wife preceded in death. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Al (Mary Etta) Grantham of Portland, TX; a grandson: Robert L. Grantham of Portland, TX; and a sister: Norene Gordon of Las Vegas, Nev. Preceded by seven brothers and three sisters.

BENJAMIN, Neva (Boyles); b: 2Nov1912, Pike Co., IL; d: 2Apr1996, Louisiana, MO; bu: Summer Hill, IL; m: John William Benjamin on 25Mar1931 in Pittsfield, IL; fa: Charles Robert Boyles; mo: Lucy Orabel Davis. Husband preceded in death 30Jan1989. A resident of Pittsfield, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Clyde (Vera) Murr of Louisiana, MO and Mrs. Lee Roy (Ruth) Sevier of Bowling Green, MO; one son: Karl Benjamin of Pittsfield; two grand, four step-grand and seven step-g-grandchildren; and one sister: Mrs. Lowell (Beulah) Turnbaugh of Nebo. Preceded by one son: Robert Benjamin; and two sisters: Gladys Benjamin and Goldie Allison.

BENJAMIN, Nora Bell (Guthrie); b: 29Jul1902, North Calhoun Co., IL; d: 20Aug1985, Louisiana, MO; bu: Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, IL; m: Lawrence R. Benjamin on 5Jan1921 in Pittsfield, IL; fa: Thomas Guthrie; mo: Desda Freeman. Husband preceded in death in 1977. A former resident of Pike Co., IL Survived by two sons: Raymond Benjamin of Rushville and Lawrence Benjamin, Jr. of rural Rockport; a daughter: Dorothy Hayden of Pittsfield; several grand and g-grandchildren and one g-g-grandchild; a brother: Almy Guthrie of New Salem; and two sisters: Mrs. Flossie Stinson of Alton and Mrs. Vella Luebbers of O'Fallon. Preceded by a son: Hurless.

BENJAMIN, Ross A. (Batz); b: 9Feb1925, Martinsburg, IL; d: 8Sep1985, Pittsfield, IL; bu: Oakwood Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: (not stated); fa: John Batz; mo: Rose Schafer. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Stan (Marteena) Boyd of Pittsfield; a son Len Benjamin of Franklin; a sister: Mary Batz of Pittsfield; two brothers: William and John, both of Pittsfield; and five grandchildren. Preceded by an infant son and a granddaughter.

BENNER, Addie B. (Regelien); b: 29May1890, Oklahoma City, Okla.; d: 12Jun1981, Carrollton, IL; bu: Richwoods Cemetery, west of Carrollton, IL; m: Lynus Benner on 8Mar1906 (place not stated); fa: John Regelien; mo: Eliza Jane Edson. Husband preceded in death in 1960. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Ethel Goans of White Hall; and one son: Lynus "Gene" Benner of Carrollton; seven grand, four g-grand and two g-g-grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. Emma Westburg of St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Nellie Bockus, Mrs. Mary Gentry and Mrs. Minnie Piper, all of Springfield; and one brother: Clarence Regelien of Peoria. Preceded by one sister and one daughter.

BENNER, Edith B. (Pollard); b: 19Jul1903, Roodhouse, IL; d: 2 Sep 1977, IL ; bu: Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, IL; m: Alfred Benner (date and place not stated); fa: Herman Pollard; mo: Nancy Monroe. Husband preceded in death 3Feb1972. Survived by these children: Ralph "Skinny", Leverett "Bud", and Hal "Dumpy", all of Roodhouse; seven grand and eight g-grandchildren; a brother: Harry Pollard of Jacksonville; and a sister: Lena Sitton of Roodhouse. Preceded in death by two children; a sister; and two brothers.

BENNER, Edith Mae (Monroe); b: 1Oct1891, Hillview, IL; d: 12Sep1977, Jerseyville, IL; bu: Richwoods Cemetery; m: Tom Benner on 14Dec1911 in Carrollton, IL; fa: George Monroe; mo: Kate Powell. A resident of Eldred, IL Survived by her husband; two daughters: Mrs. Elma Ivers and Mrs. Marg Shanks, both of Kane, and a son: Paul Benner of Jerseyville; nine grand and 13 g-grandchildren; and two sisters: Mrs. Anna Decker of White Hall and Mrs. Alice McCasland of Versailles, MO

BENNER, James; b: 12May1894, Eldred, IL; d: 28Aug1995, Lexington, IL; bu: Richard Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; m: Wilma Voiles in 1919 (place not stated); fa: Walter S. Benner; mo: Amanda F. Camerer. Wife preceded in death in 1978. A former resident of Eldred, IL WWII Army vet. Survived by three grand and three g-grandchildren. Preceded by three sons: Rollie E., Walter and Marshall Benner; an infant daughter; five brothers: Frank, Linus, Tom, Charles and John Benner; and two sisters: Lucy Benner and Sylvia Benner.

BENNER, Leverett L. "Bud"; b: 23Apr1923, Roodhouse, IL; d: 11Apr1996, Springfield, IL; bu: Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, IL; m: Helen M. Disney on 1Nov1947 in Roodhouse, IL; fa: Alfred Benner; mo: Edith Pollard. A resident of Roodhouse, IL Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Bob (Evelyn) Mathews of Roodhouse; three granddaughters; five g-grandchildren; and a brother: Hal Benner of Roodhouse. Preceded by one brother: Ralph Benner.

BENNER, Mamie W. (Voiles); b: 19Feb1899, Greene Co., IL; d: 15Sep1978, Carrollton, IL; bu: Richwoods Cemetery, near Carrollton, IL; m: James Benner on 27Feb1919 in Carrollton, IL; fa: Marshall Voiles; mo: Cora Darr. A resident of Eldred, IL Survived by her husband; two sons: Walter of Jacksonville and Rollin of Alton; three grandchildren; these sisters: Helen Wolfley of Carrollton, Faye Crabtree of Eldred; a half-brother: Manford Logan of Mt. Vernon; these half-sisters: Imogene Schevalley of Alton, Mrs. Harlan Shannon and Mrs. Lawrence Kester, both of Carrollton; a step-sister: Zelma Folger of California; and a step-brother: Otis Logan of Roxana. Preceded by one son, one daughter, one grandson, two brothers, a half-brother, one step-sister and two step-brothers.

BENNER, Ralph E. "Skinny"; b: 28Dec1920, Roodhouse, IL; d: 12Jan1994, Jacksonville, Ill; bu: Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, IL; m: Betty Dean on 4Jun1944 in Roodhouse, IL; fa: Alfred E. Benner; mo: Edith Pollard. A resident of Roodhouse. WWII Navy vet. (1942-1945) Survived by his wife; two daughters: Marge Benner Bell of Roodhouse and Mrs. Jim (Jane) Cribbett of Riverton; three grandchildren; and two brothers: Leverett "Bud" Benner and Hal Benner, both of Roodhouse.

BENNER, Rollin E.; b: 1Nov1930, Eldred, IL; d: 6May1993, Alton, IL; bu: Richwoods Cemetery, near Eldred, IL; m: Mary Wilkins on 7Sep1952 in Eldred, IL; fa: James Benner; mo: Mamie Voiles. Resident of Alton; formerly of Jacksonville, Il Survived by his wife; his father of Godfrey; two daughters: Becky Benner of Lexington and Karen Sue Benner of Alton; and two grandchildren. Preceded by his mother and one brother: Walter.

BENNER, Steven Lynn; b: 4Feb1950, Jacksonville, IL; d: 20Oct1977, Texarkana, Texas; bu: (not stated); m: Jean Ann Collins (date and place not stated); fa: Hal R. Benner ; mo: (not stated). Resident of Ashdown, Ark. Survived by his parents; his wife; a son: Daniel, at home; grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. L. D. Hendrickson of Roodhouse; a brother: Randy Neal of Roodhouse; and two sisters: Mrs. Jessie Berry and Brenda Benner, both of Roodhouse.

BENNER, Thomas; b: 13Mar1889, Joplin, MO; d: 7Jun1985, Jerseyville, IL; bu: Richwoods Cemetery, west of Carrollton, IL; m: Edith Monroe in 1911 at Carrollton, IL; fa: Scott Benner; mo; Amanda Camerer. Wife preceded in death in 1977. Resident of Eldred, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Edward (Mary) Shanks and Mrs. Ward (Elma) Ivers, both of Kane; one son: Paul Thomas Benner of Jerseyville; nine grand and 21 g-grandchildren and one g-g-grandchild; and one brother: James Benner of Alton.

BENNETT, Barbara (Kamm); b: 24Oct1943, near Jacksonville, IL; d: 11Aug1990, Edina, MN (Fairview Hospital); bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Donald B. Bennett on 20Aug1966 in Jacksonville; fa: Bernard Kamm; mo: Clara Stewart. Resident of Burnsville, MN; formerly of Franklin, IL Survived by her husband; her parents of Franklin; and a son: Scott.

BENNETT, Blanche T. (Brookes); b: 19Nov1905, Mason City, IL; d: 13Sep1992, Mason City, IL; bu: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, IL; m: Alvin A. Bennett on 19May1922 in Havana, IL; fa: William Brooks; mo: Flora Summers. Husband preceded in death 16Mar1979. Resident of Mason City; formerly of Havana. Survived by two daughters: Maxine Kramer of Chandlerville and Lavon Hess of Mt. Vernon; five grand and eight g-grandchildren; and one brother: Miles Brooks of Mason City. Preceded by one sister; one brother; one half-sister; and one half-brother.

BENNETT, Cecil R.; b: 13Dec1917, Eagle Lake, MN; d: 12May1996, Rushville, IL; bu: Rushville, IL; m: Viola A. Henning on 31Mar1945 in Sibley, IA; fa: Harry Bennett; mo: Eunice Covel. Resident of Rushville, IL Survived by his wife; four sons: James C. (wife, Ann) Bennett of New Hampton, IA, Richard J. (wife, Pamela) Bennett of Rushville, and Jeffrey J. (wife, Teresa) Bennett of Macomb; one daughter: Mrs. Craig (Barbara A.) Schoonover of Canton; 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Preceded by one brother: Marshall Bennett; and one sister: Ina Hudson.

BENNETT, Edna Elizabeth (McGovern) Mondon; b: 9Nov1910, Virginia, IL; d: 18Jul1989, Jacksonville, IL (Passavant hospital); bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: 1) Elmer E. Mondon on 8Sep1929 in Rushville, IL; and 2) James D. Bennett on 28Dec1955 in Virginia, IL; 1st husband died 9Jul1945; 2nd died 16Mar1977; fa: J. Edward McGovern; mo: Mabel Cooper. Resident of Virginia, IL Survived by a son: E. David Mondon of Virginia; a daughter: Mrs. James (Margaret Mondon) Davis of Springfield; a step-son: Paul Bennett of Pensacola, FL; six grand and eight g-grandchildren; a sister: Mrs. Paralee Knous of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by an infant daughter: Ellen Arlene; a step-son: Kenneth Bennett; a grandson: David Allen Mondon; and two brothers: Raymond and John McGovern.

BENNETT, Frances Elizabeth (Edge); b: 21Aug1885, Kentucky; d: 30Apr1981, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Woodwreath Cemetery, Island Grove, IL; m: Fred Bennett (date and place not stated); fa: Milton Edge; mo: Mary Puckett. Husband preceded in death in 1940. Resident of Jacksonville; formerly of Chicago. Survived by one sister: Ruth M. Hoover; and one brother: Milton Edge, both of Jacksonville. Preceded by four brothers and three sisters.

BENNETT, Hamor G.; b: 1Feb1904, Griggsville, IL; d: 20Dec1987, Pittsfield, IL; bu; (not stated); m: Charmain Smith on 5Jun1932 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Charles Bennett; mo: Ora Gray. Resident of Griggsville, IL Survived by his wife; three sons: Dale of Manchester, N.H. and Gerald and Paul, both of Griggsville; nine grand and ten g-grandchildren. Preceded by two sisters: Martha Bennett and Lois Ellis; and a brother: Albert.

BENNETT, Harold R.; b: 4Aug1909, near Meredosia, IL; d: 18Dec1988, Springfield, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Violet Cram on 6Jan1946 in Palmyra, MO; fa: Isaac Bennett; mo: Harriett Turner. Wife preceded in death in 1975. Resident of Meredosia, IL Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Randy (Susan) Howell of Meredosia; two grandchildren: Michele Ann Smith and Eric Alan Howell, both of Meredosia; three sisters: Mrs. Muriel Thompson of Chambersburg, Mary Spears of Brighton, Mich., and Juanita Nunn of Howell, Mich. Preceded by three brothers.

BENNETT, Hilda (Waddell); b: 15Aug1903, Beardstown, IL; d: 8Dec1987, Bradenton, FL; Beardstown, IL; m: Leland Bennett on 16Dec1923 in Beardstown, IL; fa: Thomas Waddell; mo: Lucy Butler. Husband preceded in death 24Sep1961. Former resident of Beardstown, IL Survived by a son: William of Bradenton, FL; a daughter: Betty Kunzeman of Meredosia; five grand and eleven g-grandchildren. Preceded by an infant son and a brother: Lyle Waddell.

BENNETT, James D.; b: 2Oct1906, Morgan Co., IL; d: 16Mar1977, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Edna McGovern (date and place not stated); fa: Isaac Bennett; mo: Harriet Turner. Resident of Virginia, IL Survived by his wife; two sons: Paul of Albany, GA, and Kenneth of Pleasant Plains; a step-daughter: Margaret Davis of Springfield; a step-son: David Mondon of Columbus, GA; two brothers: Francis of South Lyons, Mich., and Harold of Meredosia; three sisters: Mrs. Muriel Thompson of Chambersburg, Mrs. Mary Spears of Brighton, Mich., and Mrs. Juanita Nunn of Howell, Mich.; five grand and sis step-grandchildren.

BENNETT, Jane (Brown); b: 5Oct1887, Greene Co., IL; d: 6Sep1981, White Hall, IL; bu: Kane, IL; m: Charles M. Bennett in November, 1908 at Jerseyville, IL; fa: Walter Brown; mo: Laura Luckey. Husband preceded in death in Sep1967. Resident of Roodhouse, IL Survived by a son: Ray Bennett of Springfield; two daughters: Mrs. Edith Ritchey and Florence Bennett, both of Roodhouse; five grand, 10 g-grand and two g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by three brothers and two sisters.

BENNETT, Kenneth W.; b: (date not stated), Meredosia, IL; d: 28Dec1983, Springfield, IL (Memorial Medical Center); bu: St. Augustine Cemetery, Ashland, IL; m: Mary Ann Lehy (date and place not stated); fa: James Bennett; mo: Wilma Williams. Resident of rural Pleasant Plains, IL Army vet. Survived by his wife; his mother of Pleasant Plains; one son: Lehy Bennett, at home; a brother: Paul Bennett of Pensacola, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

BENNETT, Lana Sue; b: 26Mar1949, Canton, IL; d: 31Aug1996, Havana, IL; bu: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, IL; fa: Charles Bennett; mo: Florence Hobbs. Resident of 728 Schrader St., Havana, IL Survived by a brother: Steve Bennett of Forest City; a sister: Shirley Cogar of Havana; several nieces and nephews, including several in the Jacksonville area. Preceded by her parents.

BENNETT, Mark Russell; b: 3May1907, Mason City, IL; d: 1Jul1990, Pittsfield, IL; bu: Beardstown City Cemetery, Beardstown, IL; m: Opal Barnett on 25Nov1925 in Beardstown, IL; fa: C Leslie Bennett; mo: Nannie May Marcus. Resident of Pittsfield. Survived by his wife; one brother: Wayne Bennett of Round Lake; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by four brothers.

BENNETT, Mary "Florence"; b: 23Apr1909, Kane, IL; d: 4Jun1994, Carrollton, IL (Boyd Hospital); bu: (remains donated to medical science); fa: Charles M. Bennett; mo: Margaret Eunice Brown. Resident of Roodhouse; formerly of Springfield. Survived by one brother: Charles Raymond Bennett of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one sister: Edith Ritchey.

BENNETT, Mary E. (McCracken); b: 25Mar1882, Lakewood, IL; d: 7Feb1978, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Glenwood Cemetery; m: John E. Bennett (date and place not stated); fa: Ephraim McCracken; mo: Nora Mose. Husband preceded in death. Survived by a son: William M. Bennett of Akron, Ohio.

BENNETT, Mary E. (O'Connell); b: 24Jun1904, Jacksonville, IL; d: 27Dec1985, Kansas City, MO (Trinity Lutheran Hospital); bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Thomas O'Connell; mo: Sarah Begnal. Resident of Independence, MO since 1968.

BENNETT, Ollie Mae (Hardy) Harris; b: 19Aug1893, Illinois; d: 9May1986, Kenosha, WI (Woodstock Nursing Home); bu: Chapin, IL; m: 1) (first name not stated) Harris (date and place not stated); and 2) Clyde E. Bennett (date and place not stated); fa: Charles Hardy; mo: Ophelia Talbert. Both husbands preceded in death; 2nd on 5Dec1969. A former resident of Jacksonville, Illinois.

BENNETT, Opal I. (Barnett); b: 18Jun1905, Chambersburg, IL; d: 23Jan1944, Beardstown, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Russell Bennett on25Nov1925 in Beardstown, IL; fa: Clarence Edward Barnett; mo: Clara May Webel. Husband preceded in death on 1Jul1990. Resident of Beardstown; formerly of Pittsfield, IL Survived by one brother: Jack Barnett of Springfield; two sisters: Bernice McHaley of Springfield and Arietta Kupfer of Washington; and several nieces and nephews, including Michael Barnett, Roger G. Elma, John William McHaley and Shirley McHaley, all of Beardstown. Preceded by two brothers and one sister.

BENNETT, Steven A. "Tony"; b: 4Nov1960, Jacksonville, IL; d: 10Mar1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL; m: Charlotte Burnett (date and place not stated); fa: Thomas E. Bennett; mo: Marilyn Anderson. Survived by his wife; his father of Watertown, WI; his mother of Springfield; a daughter: Raina Starr Bennett of Texas; a step-son: O'Brien Hart of Jacksonville; a maternal grandmother: Crystal Lincoln of Virginia; two sisters: Mrs. Milt (Lisa) Wetherell of Sherman and Mrs. David (Terri) Allen of St. Petersburg, FL; a step-sister: Dana Bennett of Muscatine, Ia.; two step-brothers: Douglas Edward Bennett of Watertown, WI, and Dave Bennett of Jacksonville.

BENNETT, Thomas: b: 16May1903, Pleasantville, WI; d: 22Feb1982, Scottsdale, AZ; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: Virginia Fishback in 1935 at Carrollton, IL; fa: Orrin Bennett; mo: Ella (surname not stated). Wife preceded in death in 1972. Survived by one son: James of Western Springs; and two grandchildren. Preceded by one brother.

BENSKEN, Suzann (Sanderson); b: 16Jul1934, Greene Co., IL; d: 1Sep1992, Urbana, IL (Covenant Hospital); bu: Winchester, IL; m: Warren Bensken on 8May1955 in Glasgow, IL; fa: Joel Sanderson; mo: Alene Overton. Resident of Urbana; formerly of Glasgow. Survived by her mother: Alene Mosley of Champaign; her husband; three sons: Rodney Bensken of Collinsville, James Kevin Bensken of Champaign and Eric Bensken of Homer; and eight grandchildren.

BENSON, Claudine (Dinsmore); b: 11Sep1906, Detroit, IL; d: 6Jan1990, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Bud Benson on 30Jun1923 in Palmyra, MO; fa: Warren Dinsmore; mo: Eva Norton. Husband preceded in death. Survived by two sons: Earl and Carl Benson of Pittsfield; two daughters: Evelyn Ransom of Zoe Predmore, both of Pittsfield; a sister: Fern Bollinger of Cape Girardeau, MO; seven grand, four step-grand, eight g-grand and five step-great-grandchildren.

BENSON, Cynthia G. (Blank); b: 23Mar1910, Ashland, IL; d: 18Dec1996, Pineville, N.C. (Lakeview Nursing Home); bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Stephen G. Benson on 26Aug1941 in Ashland, IL; fa: John Blank; mo: Abigail Smith. Husband preceded in death 2Aug1972. A former resident of Jacksonville and Ashland, IL Survived by a son: Don E. (wife, Linda) Benson of Charlotte, N.C.; four grand and five g-grandchildren; a brother: Dwight Blank of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a sister: Bernice Hayes in 1995 and a brother: Johnny Blank in 1996.

BENSON, Diana (Bara); b: 6Jun1929, Chicago, IL; d: 22Nov1977, Springfield, IL; bu: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL; m: William H. Benson on 27Feb1954 in Cook Co., IL; fa: George Bara; mo: Jean Dika. Resident of rural Springfield; formerly of Jacksonville. Survived by her husband; a daughter: Miss Madonna Benson; and a son: Stuart Benson, both at home; two brothers: George Bara and William Handzel, both of Chicago; three nieces; and one nephew.

BENSON, E. B. "Eb"; b: 3Feb1901, Greenup, IL; d: 26Jul1977, Athens, GA; bu: Greenup, IL; m: Catherine (surname and date & place of marriage not stated); fa: James A. Benson; mo: Minnie Stewart. A long-time resident of 333 Finley St., Jacksonville, IL; residing the last 14 months in Georgia. Survived by his wife; a daughter: Berdeana, wife of Charles Aguar of Athens; and a son: Dr. Robert Benson of Jacksonville, FL; and eight grandchildren; and a brother: Edward Benson, residing in San Leandro, CA

BENSON, Edward J.; b: (not stated); b: 11Apr1983, Palos Heights, IL; bu: Griggsville, IL; m: Mildred Lackscheide (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Wife died in January, 1981. Resident of Midlothian, Il; was 77 years of age at death. (No survivors listed)

BENSON, Grace (Johnson); b: 12Aug1902, Timewell, IL; d: 26Sep1994, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville Il.; m: William E. Benson (date and place not stated); fa: David Johnson; mo: Pearl Crawford. Husband preceded in death in 1972. Survived by one son: William (wife, Lee) Benson of Dallas, TX; one daughter: Mrs. Harlan (Joann) Mason of Jacksonville; four grand and nine g-grandchildren. Preceded by one brother: Ernest Johnson.

BENSON, Jack Francis; b: 27Apr1905, Jacksonville, IL; d: 1Mar1978, Salinas, CA; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Edith M. Wells (date and place not stated); fa: William Benson; mo: Edith Lyng. Resident of Los Alton, CA; formerly of Jacksonville, IL Survived by his wife; one son: Jack L. of Davis, CA; a brother: Frederick D. of Acampo; and a sister: Margaret Fitz-Roy of South Pasadena, CA

BENSON, John; b: 17Apr1928, Pittsfield, IL; d: 29Jan1992, Pittsfield, IL; bu: (cremated); m: 1) Marilyn Hobkirk on 20Nov1951 in Pittsfield, IL; and 2) Viola White (date and place not stated); fa: E. W. "Pete" Benson; mo: Mae Hammerton. 1st wife preceded in death in 1977. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Madelyn Orr of Pittsfield; one brother: Phillip Benson of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters: Dorothy Carney of Hamboldt, AZ, and Janice Liehr of Normal; three step-sons: Lewis Orr of Peoria, Richard Sidwell of Griggsville and John Sidwell of Houston, TX; two grand and eight step-grandchildren.

BENSON, Mae (Hammerton); b: 24Jun1899, Detroit, IL; d: 12Apr1976, Pittsfield, IL; bu: OakWood Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Elmer W. "Pete" Benson on 3Aug1922 in Pittsfield, IL; fa: Peter R. Hammerton; mo: Annie Stoner Ellis. Survived by her husband; two daughters: Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Carney, Sr. of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. Albert (Janice) Leihr of Easton; two sons: John E. Benson of Pittsfield and Phillip Benson of Lansing, Mich.; 10 grand and three g-grandchildren; and a brother: Phillip Gay Hammerton of Phoenix, AZ

BENSON, Margaret Eleanor; b: 8Dec1912, Jacksonville, IL; d: 16Mar1991, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; fa: Joseph Benson; mo: Ida Belle Ruark. The last of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by two sisters; a twin: Mary Benson, and Gertrude Benson; and one brother: Charles Benson.

BENSON, Mildred (Lackscheide); b: 10Feb1920, Griggsville, IL; d: 6Jan1981, Palos Heights, IL; bu: Griggsville, IL; m: Edward Benson (date and place not stated); fa: Rudolph Lackscheide; mo: Edith Sutton. A resident of Midlothian, IL Survived by her husband; a son: Mark of Midlothian; two sisters: Mrs. Kenneth (Grace) Ogle of Pittsfield, and Mrs. Lyndell (Nola) Goldman of Quincy; and a brother: Beauford Lackscheide of Chatsworth.

BENSON, Pete; b: 12Aug1898, Pittsfield, IL; d: 12Jun1988, Pittsfield, IL; bu: South Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Benjamin Benson; mo: Delthina (surname not stated). Survived by two sons: John of Pittsfield and Phil of Lansing, Mich.; two daughters: Dorothy Carney of Prescott, AZ, and Janice Liehr of Paxton; 10 grand and 15 g-grandchildren.

BENSON, Velma (Ogg); b: (date not stated), Scottville, IL; d: 28Dec1992, Decatur, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Scottville, IL; m: Russell R. Benson in 1970 (place not stated); fa: Albert Ogg; mo: Dora Walker. Husband preceded in death in 1977. Survived by four nephews, including Beman Hettick of Scottville; and three nieces, including Alberta Seymour of Jacksonville. Preceded by two brothers: Bruce and Ralph Ogg; and two sisters: Mamie Hettick and Lela Wheeler.

BENTENA, Adelino R.; b: 25Sep1893, Barcelos, Portugal; d: 15Dec1979, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Clementina Darush; mo: Mary Rodriques. Wife preceded in death 12Aug1975. WWII Army vet. Survived by six children: Adelina Givens of Mobile, Ala., Mary and John Bentena, who live at the family home, Rose Anderson of Virden, Adelino Bentena, Jr., at home, and Clementina Imhoff of Waverly; four grandchildren: Bob and Mary Imhoff, Larry Givens and Brad Anderson; two g-grandchildren: Christina and Tamara Givens; several nieces and nephews in Portugal and Brazil. He was the last surviving member of a family of six children.

BENTENA, John F.: b: 28Sep1925, Jacksonville, IL; d: 17Jan1982, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m; (not stated); fa: Adelino Bentena; mo: Clementina Darush. Korean War Army vet. Survivors include four sisters: Mrs. Allen (Aldelina) Givens of Mobile, Alabama, Mary Bentena, at home, Rose Anderson of Jacksonville, and Mrs. William (Clementina) Imhoff of Waverly; a brother: Adelino, Jr., at home; three nephews; a niece; and two great-nieces.

BENTLER, Arthur; b: 16Dec1881, Scott Co., IL; d: 2Mar1978, Winchester, IL; bu: Gillham Cemetery; fa: Anton Bentler; mo: Mary Elizabeth Lohman. Resident of rural Bluffs, IL Survived by two nieces: Mrs. Ann Enke of Bethalto, and Mrs. Freida Koch of St. Louis; and two nephews: Paul and Frank Hein, both of St. Louis. Preceded by four brothers and four sisters.

BENTLEY, Carrie E. (Poole); b: 10Feb1894, Spottsville, KY; d: 2Jul1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: William Bentley (date and place not stated); fa: Jesse Poole; mo: Mary Shepard. Husband preceded in death in 1970. Survived by three sons: Edward Raleigh of Whitpemore, Mich., Raymond Raleigh of Decatur and Baird Raleigh of Denver, CO; a daughter: Mrs. Ray Farmer of Jacksonville; a step-son: Charles Bentley of Gary, IN; several grand and g-grandchildren.

BENTLEY, Charles T.; b: (not stated); d: 6Nov1986, Indiana; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Elizabeth (surname and date & place of marriage not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Resident of Gary, Indiana; formerly of Jacksonville and was 68 years of age at time of death. WWII Army Air Corps vet. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Winifred Probst and Charlene Harrod; one step-son: John Gorney; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

BENTLEY, Edward F.; b: 10Jun1912, Fishhook, IL; d: 6Dec1995, Quincy, IL; bu: Woodland Cemetery, near Fishhook, IL; m: Thelma E. Hartzell on 9Jul1953 in Palmyra, MO; fa: Alvin W. Bentley; mo: Nora Chrisfield. Resident of Fishhook. WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. Gary (Joan) Quinn of Macomb and Mrs. Virgil (Barbara) Mitchell of Meredosia; three sons: Alvin G. (wife, Angie), Donald W. and Billy J. Bentley, all of Fishhook; two step-daughters: Ruthie Bender of Plymouth, IN, and Mrs. Fred (Mary Ann) Henderson of Quincy; one step-son: Kenneth Kirkpatrick of Quincy; three grand and several step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren; 5 sisters: Ada Lish, Freda Fisher and Mary Davis, all of Quincy, Irene Smith of California, and Edith Phillips of Keokuk, IA; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one step-son: David Kirkpatrick; and two sisters: Pearl Perry and Nettie Henderson.

BENTLEY, Mary B. (Galloway); b: 11May1904, Springfield, IL; d: 2Apr1982, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Eugene Bentley in 1025 (place not stated). Husband died 22May1952. Survived by a son: James M. of Chicago; two daughters: Mrs. Joe (Gloria) Standley of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Merris of Bluffs; and one brother: John Galloway of Auburn; 25 grand and nine g-grandchildren. Preceded by two brothers and a sister.

BENTON, Benjamin H.; b: 11May1918, Scott Co., IL; d: 23Feb1987, Winchester, IL; bu: (not stated); fa: James H. Benton; mo: Amanda Jane Evans. Survived by a brother: Leonard "Dutch" of Winchester; and one sister: Mrs. Willard (Alice) Anderson of Eldred. Preceded by four brothers and two sisters.

BENTON, Earl L.; b: 17Sep1926, Owensville, MO; d: 4Aug1976, Springfield, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Lela Duniphan on 12Apr1952 (place not stated); fa: Joseph Benton; mo: Alice Naugle. Resident of Jacksonville; formerly of Waterloo, IL Survived by his wife; two children: Earl Dale, at home, and Mrs. Gail Nelson of Jacksonville; these brothers and sisters: Joseph C. Benton of Waterloo, Melvin Benton of Phoenix, AZ, Vernon Naugle of Rockbridge, Henry Benton an Dorothy Wild, both of Fults, IL, and Mary Byers and Esther Diemert, both of Valmeyer, IL

BENTON, Eunice I. (Cox); b: 13Mar1911, Scott Co., IL; d: 6Dec1986, Springfield, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Henry Benton on 15Dec1930 in Winchester, IL; fa: George Cox; mo: Etta Hoots. Husband preceded in death in 1972. Resident of Winchester. Survived by three children: Mrs. Roger (Betty Jean) Popovac of Bradenton, FL, Robert Benton of Jacksonville, and Tom Benton of Denair, CA; nine grand, two step-grand, eight g-grandchildren; two sisters: Helen Biffell of Milton, and Isabelle Blasa of East Alton; one brother: Clyde Cox of Winchester; and one half-brother: William "Mick" Savage of Winchester. Preceded by one brother: Clarence Cox and one half-brother: Banty Savage.

BENTON, George W.; b: 11May1909, Scott Co., IL; d: 28Oct1978, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Nellie Hanback on 24Dec1929 in Winchester, IL; fa: James Benton; mo: Amanda Evans. Resident of rural Winchester, IL Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Harold (Shirley) Strope of Umatilla, OR; two grand and four g-grandchildren; two brothers: Leonard and Benjamin Benton of Winchester; two sisters: Mrs. Willard (Alice) Anderson of Eldred, and Mrs. Basil (Edna) McClenning of Streator. Preceded by a son: Dick.

BENTON, Leonard Earl "Dutch"; b: 6Mar1908, Scott Co., IL; d: 1Dec1988, Jerseyville, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Hester White on 2Mar1929 in Winchester, IL; fa: James Benton; mo: Amanda Evans. Resident of Winchester. Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Owen (Maxine) Chaplin of Jerseyville; one son: Earl Benton of Grafton; nine grad and six g-grandchildren; and a sister: Alice Anderson of Carrollton. Preceded by five brothers: Benjamin, James, George, Henry and Casey; and two sisters: Edna McClenning and Virginia Evans.

BENTON, Lora (Schaffer); b: 16Sep1893, Scott Co., IL; d: 7Dec1987, White Hall, IL; bu: Glasgow, IL; m: Elve Richard Benton on 9Jul1910 in Chester, IL; fa: Charles Schaffer; mo: Mary Ann Wilson. Husband preceded in death 19Aug1950. Survived by four daughters: Mary Smith of Winchester, Agnes Ford of White Hall, Ida Woodmansee of Kampsville and Jean Dyer of White Hall; eight grand, 12 g-grand and six g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by two sisters and two brothers.

BENZ, Dosia Olive (Angelo); b: 9Dec1901, Palmyra, IL; d: 20Apr1984, Louisiana, MO; bu: Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Plains, IL; m: William A. "Bert" Benz on 8Sep1918 in Palmyra, IL; fa: John Angelo; Mo; Hattie Glenn. Resident of rural Nebo, IL Survived by her husband; a son: William Benz of Jefferson City, MO; four daughters: Mrs. Leo (Velva) Grimes of Pittsfield, Mrs. John (Elozia) Schimsa of St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Marvin (Veva) Byrd of Roswell, N.M., Mrs. Floyd (Amelia) Hamilton of Lake Havasu City, AZ; 13 grand and 17 g-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Lea Winkland of Pittsfield, and Mrs. Geneva Bettis of Campsville; and one brother: Curtman Angelo of Springfield. Preceded by one brother.

BENZ, Helen J. (Kohnen); b: 24Dec1914, St. Louis, MO; d: 17Oct1993, Jacksonville, Il; bu: St. John's Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; m: Fred Benz on 15Dec1946 in St. Louis, MO; fa: Bernard Kohnen; mo: Clara Steuktermann. Resident of Carrollton, IL Survived by her husband; two daughters: Mary Cox of Dixon, and Alice Massey of Jacksonville; five grand and seven g-grandchildren; a sister: Marcella Mueller of Solon, Ohio; and a brother: Bernard Kohnen of St. Louis. Preceded by an infant son: Bobby; and two brothers: Leonard and Clarence Kohnen.

BENZ, Norman E.; b: 18Nov1914, Butternut, WI; d: 25Dec1096, Springfield, IL; bu: St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Beardstown, IL; m: Margaret Ritterbush on 25Jun1944 in Staplehurst, Neb.; fa: Albert Benz; mo: Mathilda Knuppel. Resident of Beardstown, IL Survived by his wife; two sons: Curtis of Beardstown, IL, and Keith of Burbank, IL; one daughter: Mrs. David (Carol) Miller of Beardstown; seven grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters. Preceded by his parents; three brothers and five sisters.

BENZ, William A. "Bert"; b: 7Dec1899, near Kampsville, IL; d: 4Aug1989, rural Nebo, IL; bu: Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, IL; m: Dosia O. Angelo on 8Sep1918 in Palmyra, MO; fa: John B. Benz; mo: Etta A. Tharp. Wife preceded in death 20Apr1984. Survived by a son: Bill of Jefferson City, MO; four daughters: Mrs. Leo (Velva) Grimes of Pittsfield, Mrs. John (Elozia) Schimsa of St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Marvin (Veva) Byrd of Roswell, N.M., and Mrs. Floyd (Amelia) Hamilton of Lake Havusa City, AZ; 13 grand and 27 g-grandchildren. Preceded by a brother: Steve.

BEQUEAITH, Gertrude (Dixon); b: 23Nov1902, Walkerville, IL; d: 8Feb1991, Carrollton, IL; bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; m: Gilman C. Bequeaith on 16Oct1925 in Walkerville, IL; fa: Joseph Dixon; mo: Alice Long. Husband preceded in death 18Sep1965. Resident of White Hall, IL Survived by three sons: Junior Bequeaith of White Hall, Donald of Huntingtown, Md., and Clarence of Rockford; four daughters: Mrs. Donald (Imogene) Hess of Mankato, Minn, Mrs. Stephen (Audrey) Tenzkowski of Racine, WI, Mrs. Robert (Vera) Shafer of White Hall and Mrs. Jerry (Lawanda) Martin of Wood River; 20 grand, 20 g-grand and four g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by two sons: Joseph Eugene and Harlan Dale Bequeaith; one sister: Iva Weast; four brothers: Frank, Clarence, John, and Emil Dixon; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

BERCHTOLD, Minnie G.; b: 6Dec1893, Alexander, IL; d: 21Aug1985, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery; fa: Theodore Berchtold; mo: Gertrude Ridder. Resident of rural Alexander, IL Survived by a sister: Louise Berchtold of Jacksonville; two brothers: Carl J. Berchtold of Alexander, and Stephen Berchtold of Sigel; and several nieces and nephews.

BERCHTOLD, Stephen T.; b: 20Mar1892, Alexander, IL; d: 2Dec1985, Effingham, IL; bu: St. Michaels Catholic Church Cemetery, Sigel, IL; m: Mary Gier in March, 1919 at Sigel, IL; fa: Theodore Berchtold; mo: Gertrude Ridder. Wife preceded in death in 1966. Resident of Sigel, IL Survived by two sons: Albert Berchtold of Carlisle, Ohio, and Leo Berchtold of Rathdrum, Idaho; four daughters: Mrs. Hugh (Monica) McFadden of Tennewick, WA, Mrs. Hal (Isabelle) Richards of Tacoma, WA, Sister M. (Gertrude DeMontford of St. Louis, and Mrs. James (Marie) Knoke of Champaign; one brother: Carl J. Berchtold of Alexander; and one sister: Louise Berchtold of Jacksonville. Preceded by three sisters.

BERG Iva Mae (Collins); b: 14Sep1904, Alton, IL; d: 11Jan1996, Alton, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Otto Berg on 27Feb1929 in White Hall, IL; fa: Harry Collins; mo: Lucinda Price. Husband preceded in death 27Dec1987. Resident of Alton; formerly of Hillview. Survived by two sons: Harold Berg and Otto Berg, Jr., both of Alton; two daughters: Georgia Dawdy of Winchester, and Sally Long of Godfrey; nine grand and five g-grandchildren; and one sister: Hazel Defenbaugh. Preceded by one son; one daughter; one brother: Lucian Collins; and one sister: Marion Thomas.

BERG, Otto F., Sr.; b: 22Oct1901, Hillview Il.; d: 26Dec1987, Alton, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Iva Mae Collins on 27Feb2929 in White Hall, IL; fa: Peter J. Berg; mo: Ellen Silkwood. Resident of Alton; formerly of Hillview. Survived by his wife; two sons: Harold and Otto Jr, both of Alton; two daughters: Georgia Dawdy of Winchester and Sally Long of Godfrey; nine grand, 11 g-grand and four g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by two children; two sisters; and one brother.

BERGHAUS, Lillian (Guenther) Meier ; b: 1Dec1900, near Bluffs, IL; d: 20Sep1986, Beardstown, IL; bu: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, east of Meredosia, IL; m: 1) John Meier in 1924; and 2) Alfred Berghaus in Dec, 1968 (places not stated for either marriage); fa: Lewis Herman Guenther; mo: Minnie Jording. 2nd husband preceded in death in 1975. Resident of Bluffs, IL Survived by the following step-children: Mrs. Hal (Dorothy) Baker of Jacksonville, Harvey Berghaus of Meredosia, Mrs. Glenn (Alleane) Ambler of Oak Forest, Mrs. Jack (Ruth) Spradlin of Jacksonville, and Glenn Berghaus of Meredosia; 14 grand and 12 g-grandchildren. Preceded by two brothers: William and Albert; one sister: Eva Husband; and one son in infancy: John Vernon Meier.

BERGLAND, Leo; b: 29Dec1899, Jacksonville, IL; d: 16Sep1992, Carrollton, IL; bu: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Wrights, IL; m: Loretta Kessinger (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Wife preceded in death. Survived by two sisters-in-law: Evelyn Mottola of Bridgeton, MO, and Irma Canal of Ironton, MO; and one brother-in-law: Charles Kessinger of Wrights.

BERGLAND, Louetta (Kessinger); b: 19Aug1905, Wrights, IL; d: 1Apr1976, Carrollton, IL; bu: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Wrights, IL; m: Leo Bergland (date and place not stated); fa: Cutis Kessinger; mo: Grace (surname not stated). Survived by her mother of Wrights; her husband; sisters and brothers: Charles of Wrights, Edna Wong of Tacoma, WA, Almeda Raffety of White Hall, and Laresa (Irma) Canal, Evelyn Mottola, and Hester Gier, all of St. Louis, MO Preceded by his sister.

BERGLAND, Manda L. (Richardson); b: 29Jul1903, TN; d: 29Aug1987, Beardstown, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Robert A. Bergland on 28Dec1921 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: George Richardson; mo: Adelia Hixon. Husband preceded in death 30Oct1974. Survived by one brother: George W. of Crystal City, MO; one sister: Beulah Ladd of Joplin, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded by one brother and one sister.

BERGLAND, Oscar; b: 22Sep1903, Jacksonville, IL; d: 10May1987, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Ruth Shirley on 14May1929 in Woodson, IL; fa: Frank Bergland; mo: Hannah Johnson. Wife preceded in death 13Mar1981. Resident of rural Bluffs, IL Survived by two brothers: Carl of Quincy, and Leo of White Hall; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one brother: Bob Bergland.

BERGLAND, Ruth (Shirley); b: 1Apr1904, Logan Co., IL; d: 13Mar1981, rural Bluffs, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Oscar Bergland on 14May1929 in Woodson, IL; fa: John H. Shirley; mo: Louella Wollen. Survived by her husband; one sister: Ethel Harney of Alton; several nieces and nephews. Preceded by two sisters.

BERGLUND, Gail M. (Story); b: 29Jun1919, Greenfield, IL; d: 15Jun1944, Minneapolis, MN (Crest View Nursing Home); bu: Oak Wood Cemetery, Greenfield, IL; m: Marvin Berglund on 21Oct1939 in Bowling Green, MO; fa: Truman Story; mo: Ruth Sturmon. Husband preceded in death in 1986. A former resident of Greenfield. Survived by one daughter: Sandra Blumenshine of Anoka, MN; one son: Gary Berglund of Laguna Hills, CA; two brothers: Harold Story of Tenn., and Russell Story of North Carolina; three grand and three g-grandchildren. Preceded by one brother: John Story.

BERGMAN, Bessie (Lightle) Dunham; b:23Oct1886, Griggsville, IL; d: 2Mar1984, Toulon, IL; bu: Griggsville, IL; m: 1) Cap Dunham; and 2) Fred Bergman (dates and places not stated); fa: Charles Lightle; mo: Ella Emmerson. Both husbands preceded in death; 1st in 1932. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded by two sisters; a brother; and a half-brother.

BERGMAN, Clifford H.; b: 19Dec1900, Pittsfield, IL; d: 17Jul1984, Mt. Sterling, IL (Modern Manor Nursing Home); bu: McCord Cemetery; m: Rosa Edith Smith (date and place not stated); fa: Fred B. Bergman; mo: Rosa Higdon. A resident of Perry, IL where he served as Mayor for 25 years. Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. James (Marion) Clark of Kentucky and Mrs. Kathryn Conrad of Perry; three sons: Donald of Perry, Harvey of Camp Point, and Fred of Chandlerville; 23 grand and 30 g-grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Elsie McKean of Bismark, Mrs. Florine Olson of Perry, and Mrs. Florence Little, also of Perry; two brothers: Ross of Aurora and Richard of Franklin. Preceded by a daughter and an infant sister.

BERGMAN, Dorothy Rose (Shin); b: 18Aug1905, Griggsville, IL; d: 23May1989, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield; m: Richard Bergman, Sr. on 15Dec1923 in Griggsville; fa: John F. Shinn; mo: Dorothy Rose Loutzenhiser. Husband preceded in death 20Sep1987. Resident of Pittsfield. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Raymond (Barbara) Windmiller of Sequin, TX; three sons: Robert of Pittsfield, Jim of Hannibal and Phil of Quincy; 17 grand ad 23 g-grandchildren; a brother: Richard Shinn of Quincy; and a sister: Mrs. Warren (Betty) Tedrow of New Salem. Preceded by a son: Richard, Jr.; a granddaughter; four brothers; and four sisters.

BERGMAN, Edith (Smith); b: 16Feb1900, Brown Co., IL; d: 23Feb1988, Rushville, IL; bu: McCord Cemetery; m: Clifford H. Bergman in 1921 at Perry, IL; fa: John W. Smith; mo: Clara Thiele. Husband preceded in death in 1984. Resident of Perry, IL Survived by three sons: Donald of Perry, Harvey of Quincy, and Fred of Chandlerville; two daughters: Mrs. James (Mardon) Clark of Cadiz, KY, and Mrs. Kathryn Conrad of Perry; 22 grand and 39 g-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Glenn Young of Springfield, and Mrs. Helen Read of Perry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by a daughter: Clara Rose Jackson; a grandson: Parks Jackson; two sisters: Bertha Smith, and Alice Read; and two brothers: Oliver and Wayne Smith.

BERGMAN, Mardell (Hancock); b: 14Aug1923, Pittsfield, IL; d: 16Oct1996, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield; m: William Henry Bergman on 17Feb1946 in Pittsfield; fa: Roy Hancock; mo: Mabel Curless. Husband preceded in death 21May1957. Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Robert (Sue) Evans, and Mrs. Tom (Donna ) Zumwalt, both of Pittsfield; two sons: Larry (wife, Georgia), and Jim (wife, Lori), both of Pittsfield; nine grand and five g-grandchildren; and two sisters: Margie Wickell of St. Ann, MO, and Mrs. Bud (Eileen) McLaughlin of Barry. Preceded by a sister: Mary Lou Hancock.

BERGMAN, Mary Glena; b: (not stated); d: 28Jan1985, Camp Point, IL (Grandview Manor Nursing Home); bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Lawrence Brown Bergman (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Husband preceded in death in 1946. A former resident of Jacksonville, IL; was 82 years of age at death. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Lewis Gicker of Florissant, MO

BERGMAN, Richard S., Jr.; b: 22Apr1924, Griggsville, IL; d: 9Jan1982, Quincy, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Elsie Miller on 19Jan1947 (place not stated); fa: Richard Bergman, Sr.; mo: Dorothy Shinn. Resident of Pittsfield. Survived by his wife; two sons: Steven and Richard, both of Quincy; and a daughter: Mrs. Bonnie Ambrose of Lansing, IL; three grandchildren; three brothers: Robert of Pittsfield, James of Hannibal, MO, and Phil of Louisiana, MO; and one sister: Mrs. Barbara Windmiller of Seguin, TX

BERGMAN, Richard, Sr.; b: 1Feb1903, near Pittsfield, IL; d: 20Sep1987, Barry, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield; m: Dorothy Shinn on 15Dec1923 in Griggsville, IL; fa: Fred Bergman; mo: Rose Higdon. Resident of Pittsfield. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Mrs. Raymond (Barbara) Windmiller of Seguin, TX; three sons: Robert of Pittsfield, James of Hannibal, MO, and Phil of Quincy; 17 grand and 23 g-grandchildren; three sisters: Elsie McKeown of Danville, Florence Olson of Perry and Florence Little of Griggsville. Preceded by one son: Richard, Jr.; two brothers; one sister; and one granddaughter.

BERGMANN, Tena H. (Stuhmer); b: 14Aug1904, Lincoln, Neb.; d: 5Jan1983, Chandlerville, IL; bu: Mt. Olive Cemetery; m: John Bergman on 10Apr1924 (place not stated); fa: John Stuhmer; mo: Theda Jelkin. Husband preceded in death 3Jun1980. Resident of Chandlerville, IL Survived by two daughters: Mae Reesor of Petersburg and Gladys Green of Chandlerville; two sons: William Bergman of Chandlerville and Robert Bergman of Ashland; 10 grand and five g-grandchildren; three sisters: Helen Ray of Kilbourne, Lena Workman of Arenzville and Dorothy Workman of Hillview; a brother: George Stuhmer of Chandlerville. Preceded by a brother and a sister.

BERGMAN, Olivine (Hullett); b: 14Aug1914, Beardstown, IL; d: 16Nov1985, Springfield; bu: Mt. Olive Cemetery; m; William Bergmann on 6Jul1953 in Virginia, IL; fa: Bert Hullett; mo: Lula Rhon. Resident of Chandlerville, IL Survived by her husband; two daughters: Lula Bergmann of Jacksonville and Deloris Cole of Brownmills, N.J.; ten grand and 11 g-grandchildren. Preceded by one son and three sisters.

BERGNER, K. W.; b: 17Nov1914, near Baylis, Pike Co., IL; d: 7Dec1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Baylis, IL; m: 1) H. Maxine Ross on 3Jun1934 in Pittsfield, IL; and 2) Louise Sneed on 30Apr1983 in Jacksonville, IL Resident of 265 Westgate, Jacksonville. 1st wife preceded in death on 25May1980. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Mrs. Ronald G. (Sandra) Hoots of Jacksonville; one son: Charles R. "Chuck" Bergner of Baldwin, MO; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters: Mrs. Jessie Melon of Augusta, and Mrs. Grace Bushnell of Quincy. Preceded by two brothers and one sister.

BERGREN, Joan (Adams); b: 21Nov1922, Madison, WI; d: 17Sep1991, Rice Lake, WI; bu; (not stated); m: George Bergren on 24Jan1955 in Rockford, IL; fa: Gordon Adams; mo: Ava Holmes. Resident of Long Lake, WI Survived by her husband; her mother of Long Lake, WI; one daughter: Mrs. R L. (Patricia) Martin of Franklin; and one grandson. Preceded by her father; one brother; and one sister.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Agnes; b: (date not stated), Franklin, IL; d: 15Mar1976, Springfield, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; fa: Joseph Bergschneider; mo: Agnes Duffner. Was 78 years of age at time of death. Survived by two brothers and a sister: Leo and Paul Bergschnieder of Franklin, and Mrs. Bernice O'Brien of Springfield. Preceded by a sister: Loretta McCarty; and two brothers: Carl and Fred Bergschneider.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Agnes M. (Long); b: 13Oct1888, New Berlin, IL; d: 21Nov1986, Springfield, IL; bu: Woodwreath Cemetery, Island Grove, IL; m: George H. Bergschneider on 31Jan1911 in Quincy, IL; fa: Charles Long; mo: Mary Bachmann. Husband preceded in death 26Jan1977. Resident of New Berlin, IL Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Mildred Downey of Springfield; five granddaughters; 12 g-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded by a daughter: Gladys Bergschneider on 9Mar1935; one sister: Louise Rush; four brothers: Cecil Wiley, Carl, William and Adolph Long.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Bernard A.; b: 30May1912, Jacksonville, IL; d: 13Feb1995, Pomeroy, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Eleanor Suiter in Jacksonville, IL (date not stated); fa: Anthony K. Bergschneider; mo: Anna Buhre. Resident of Pomeroy, IL; formerly of El Segundo, CA Survived by a son: Larry Bergschneider of Pomeroy; a daughter: Vicki Hellerud of Corona, CA; seven grandchildren; a brother: Bob Bergschneider of Jacksonville; and a sister: Rose Volger of Jacksonville. Preceded by two brothers and a sister.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Charles Leo "Chuck"; b: 2Jun1966, Jacksonville, IL; d: 25Feb1990, Springfield, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; fa: Thomas J. Bergschneider; mo: Helen Wallbaum. Resident of Franklin, IL Survived by his parents of Franklin; three sisters: Debbie Eyer of Jacksonville, Angie Barre of New Orleans, La., and Sara Bergschneider, at home; two brothers: Brad and Steven, both of Franklin; his grandmothers: Mrs. Leo (Sara) Bergschneider and Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Wallbaum; two nieces; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Earl R.; b: 12Apr1908, Morgan Co., IL; d: 8Oct1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery; m: Helen Kindred (date and place not stated); fa: John Bergschneider; mo: Gertrude Gray. A resident of Alexander, IL WWII vet. Survived by his wife; a son: David of Jacksonville; a daughter: Mrs. Terry Jockisch of Concord; two brothers: Leonard of New Berlin and Fred of Springfield; and two grandchildren.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Ernest R.; b: 16Jul1920, Jacksonville, IL; d: 3Aug1987, Oklahoma City, Okla.; bu: Tulsa, Okla.; m: (not stated); fa: Joseph R. Bergschneider; mo: Elsie M. Bender. WWII Air Force vet. Survived by five sons and two daughters; two sisters: Emma Benson of Literberry and Sister Mary Gretchen, O.P. of Chicago; and three brothers: Joe, Vern, and Robert Bergschneider, all of Alexander.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Eugene Theodore "Gene"; b: 31Dec1917, Jacksonville, IL; d: 2Sep1988, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville; fa: Theodore Bergschneider; mo: Martha Gierschner. Survived by a sister: Mary Ann Bergschneider, also of Jacksonville.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Frank J.; b: 2Jan1889, New Berlin, IL; d: 17Oct1984, Bloomington, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Anne E. Haugh on 11Sep1918 in New Berlin, IL; fa: Theodore Bergschneider; mo: Gertrude Nelle. Wife preceded in death in 1972. Resident of Bloomington; formerly of New Berlin. Survived by one son: Raymond W. Bergschneider of Springfield; two daughters: Mrs. James N. (Helen) Brown of Bloomington, and Mrs. Kenneth (Marjorie) Schafer of Pleasant Plains; 13 grand and 14 g-grandchildren. Preceded by 13 brothers and sisters.

BERGSCHNEIDER, George H.; b: 27Jan1885, New Berlin, IL; d: 26Jan1977, Springfield, IL; bu: Woodwreath Cemetery, Island Grove, IL; m: Agnes Long on 31Jan1911 in Quincy, IL; fa: Theodore Bergschneider; mo: Gertrude Nelle. Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Mildred Downey of Springfield; five granddaughters: Mrs. Thomas (Donna) Hall, Mrs. Bonnie Parkhurst, Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Cox, Mrs. Marvin (Roberta) Alwardt, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Charles (Connie) Hall of Cantrall; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother: Frank Bergschneider of Pleasant Plains. Preceded by five sisters and nine brothers.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Gertrude M. (Peters): b: 13Nov1906, New Berlin, IL; d: 1Jul1988, Springfield, IL; bu: St. Mary's Cemetery, New Berlin, IL; m: Fred J. Bergschneider on 6Aug1940 (place not stated); fa: Fred Peters, Sr.; mo: Anna Stelte. Resident of Springfield since 1942. Survived by her husband; one sister: Mrs. Anna Hefton of Lansing, Mich., two brothers: Fred and Theodore Peters, both of New Berlin; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by her parents; one sister; and three brothers.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Gilbert F.; b: 2Jan1024, Jacksonville, IL; d: 6Nov1988, Edwardsville, IL; bu: Sunset Hills Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL; m: Georgia Ann Townzen on 18Mar1950 (place not stated); fa: Anton Bergschneider; mo: Omah Boyd. Resident of Edwardsville. WWII and Korean War Army vet.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Henry A.; b: 4Mar1893, near Alexander, IL; d: 22Feb1991, Springfield, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; fa: Anton Bergschneider; mo: Mary Pothaus. Resident of rural Alexander, IL Survived by 20 nieces and nephews and numerous g-nieces and g-nephews. Preceded by four brothers: John, Joseph, Anton, and Frank; and five sisters: Mary Bender, Josephine Walsh, Elizabeth Bergschneider, Margaret Bergschneider, and Gertrude Hermes.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Leo; b: 8Jul1903, Franklin, IL; d: 23Sep1981, Franklin, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Sarah Dodsworth on 18Apr1934 (place not stated); fa: Joseph Bergschneider; mo: Agnes Duffner. Survived by his wife; three daughters: Mrs. Joann Gardner of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Mary Somerset of Franklin, and Sister Rachel of Peoria; six sons: Edward, Tom, Bob and Dick Bergschneider, all of Franklin, Bill Bergschneider of Greenfield, and Jack Bergschneider of Waverly; 29 grand and two step-grandchildren.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Louise M. (Mense); b: 15Aug1897, Jacksonville, IL; d: 11Jun1979, Springfield, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; m: Anton J. Bergschneider (date and place not stated); fa: Benjamin Mense; mo: Mary Ludwig. Husband preceded in death in June, 1967. Resident of Chatham, IL Survived by Mrs. John (Eileen) Haines of Chatham.

BERGSCHNEIDER, M. Jeffrey; b: (date not stated), Springfield, IL; d: 16Jun1994, Kansas City, MO; bu: Mount Oliver Cemetery, Raytown, MO; m: Corina (surname and date and place of marriage not stated); fa: Fred Bergschneider; mo: Ruby (surname not stated). Resident of Kansas City, MO; formerly of Jacksonville, IL; was 31 years of age at death. Survived by his parents of Jacksonville; his wife, at home; three brothers: David of Springfield and Greg and Marti, both of Jacksonville; four sisters: Susan Gabriel of Ithaca, NY, Deborah Graus of Broomfield, CO, Cindy Kindred of Savannah, GA, and Amy Mann of Jacksonville.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Margaret; b: 15Dec1888, Alexander, IL; d: 21Apr1979, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; fa: Anton Bergschneider; mo: Mary M. Pothaust. Resident of rural Alexander, IL Survived by a brother: Henry Bergschneider, with whom she lived, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by four brothers: John, Joseph, Anton, and Frank Bergschneider; six sisters: Mary A. Bender, Elizabeth Bergschneider, Josephine Walsh, Teresa Bergschneider, Gertrude Hermes, and Paulina Bergschneider.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Margaret Juanita (Schildman); b: 1Jul1921, Jacksonville, IL; d: 29Jan1991, Springfield, IL; bu: St. Mary's Cemetery, New Berlin, IL; m: Leonard Eugene Bergschneider on 22Jan1946 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: William Henry Schildman; mo: Margaret Ann Scheferkort. Resident of New Berlin, IL Survived by her husband; one son: John Leonard and his wife, Wanda, both of Concord; two daughters: Mrs. Kerry (Catherine Rose) Galloway of Springfield, and Jane Elizabeth Bergschneider of Olathe, Kans.; two brothers: George of Lincoln, Neb., and Wallace W. of Jacksonville; two sisters: Mrs. Bernard (Betty) Stenemeyer of New Berlin, and Mrs. William (Helen) Swain of Jacksonville; four grandsons and one granddaughter. Preceded by her parents; one sister: Ruth Esther Schildman; and two grandchildren.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Neil Patrick; b: 20Aug1977, Jacksonville, IL (Passavant Hospital); d: 21Aug1977, St. Louis, MO (Children's Hospital); bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; fa: John Bergschneider; mo: Wanda Grant. Parents were residents of Concord, IL Survived by his parents; a brother: Nathan, at home; paternal grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Bergschneider of New Berlin; and maternal grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Grant of Chapin.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Norvell Eugene; b: 11Oct1908, New Berlin, IL; d: 22Aug1983, New Berlin, IL; bu: Woodwreath Cemetery, Island Grove, IL; m: Florence Pfeffer (date and place not stated); fa: Godfrey Bergschneider; mo: Anna Doyle. Survived by his wife; three sons: Gene, David, and Bruce, all of New Berlin; and one daughter: Jeanette Beeler of Springfield; and nine grandchildren.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Paul B.; b: 22Jun1917, Pisgah, IL; d: 31Mar1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: 1) Alma Miller on 19Jun1947 (place not stated); and 2) Virginia Belton on 18Nov1967 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: A. K. Bergschneider; mo: Anna Burhe. 1st wife preceded in death in July, 1960. Resident of 534 W. Walnut, Jacksonville, IL WWII Army vet and a prisoner of war in Germany. Survived by his wife; four daughters: Mrs. Jim (Mary) Burrus of Jacksonville, Mrs. Terry (Ellen) Mattox of Springfield, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Kaufmann of Jacksonville, and Megan Bergschneider, at home; two brothers: Robert of Franklin, and Bernard of Pomeroy, WA; one sister: Rose Volger of Jacksonville; and nine grandchildren. Preceded by one brother.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Paul F.; b: 30Jun1901, near Franklin, IL; d: 21Jan1979, Springfield, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; m: Eileen Moran on 30Dec1947 (place not stated); fa: Joseph Bergschneider; mo: Agnes Duffner. Resident of rural Franklin, IL Survived by his wife; a son: Joseph of Franklin; four daughters: Paula, at home, Rita of St. Louis, Mo, Mrs. Gary (Lidna) Cline of Havana, and Mrs. Gary (Diane) Colwell of Franklin; a sister: Mrs. Bernice O'Beirne of Springfield; a brother: Leo of Franklin; an aunt: Mrs. Gussie Duffner of Jacksonville; and four grandchildren.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Ruth M. (Votsmier); b: 28Mar1902, Cass Co., IL; d: 28Dec1991, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; m: Fred Bergschneider on 17Apr1923 in Ashland, IL; fa: Henry Votsmier mo: Nell Whalin. Husband preceded in death in 1936. Resident of Ashland, IL Survived by four sons: Dick of rural Franklin, Fred of rural Jacksonville, Al of Naperville, and James Bergschneider of Milwaukee, WI; two daughters: Mrs. Russell (Marcella) Smith, Jr. of Clermont, FL, and Helen Little of San Francisco; 36 grand, 35 g-grandchildren, one g-g-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by one son: Jerald Bergschneider; one daughter: Agnes Bergschneider; four brothers: Charles, Francis, Arthur and Henry Votsmeier; and two sisters: Edith Newell and Sister Geraldine OSF.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Sciota (Coultas); b: 7May1880, near Riggston, IL; d: 30Jul1979, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Steven E. Bergschneider on 10Aug1904 (place not stated); fa: Robert Coultas; mo: Martha Tankersley. Husband preceded in September, 1939. The last of her immediate family, she is survived only by nieces and nephews.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Sina (Luttrell) Cruzan; b: (not stated), Waverly, IL; d: 15Jan1982, Fort Myers, Florida; bu: Cape Coral Ridge Memorial Garden, Cape Coral, FL; m: 1) William Cruzan (date and place not stated); and 2 (first name not stated) Bergschneider (date and place not stated); fa: Walter Luttrell; mo: Lillie Peet. 1st husband preceded in death in 1959. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Esther Cruzan Miller of Fort Myers; a granddaughter: Wanda Miller Clemens of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; a great-granddaughter: Amanda Clemens; and a brother: Van Luttrell of Waverly.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Vincent Lee; b: 11Jun1954, Jacksonville, IL; b: 23Nov1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Franklin, IL; fa: Robert F. Bergschneider; mo: Lorena Harwood. Resident of Franklin. Survived by his parents of Franklin; one sister: Susie Evans of Murrayville; one brother: Robert C. Bergschneider of Springfield; and eight nieces and nephews.

BERKEY, Rosalein (Lonergan); b: 25Jun1909, Murrayville, IL; d: 26Apr1994, Oklahoma City, Okla.; bu: (not stated); m: James Berkey (date and place not stated); fa: Thomas Lonergan; mo: Nell Maroney. Husband preceded in death in 1970. Survived by a son: James (wife, Gloria) Berkey; and a daughter: Mrs. Roger (Kathleen) Blasdel, both of Oklahoma City; three grand and three g-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by three sisters: Mary Peiper, Elnora Donelson and Josephone Murphy; and two brothers: Thomas and Michael.

BERKLEY, D. C.; b: 13Feb1932, Marks, Miss.; d: 5Feb1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Ora Mae Harris (date and place not stated); fa: Ivory Berkley; mo: Estelle Shegog. Survived by his wife; five daughters and three sons: Shirleen Berkley of Chicago, Bessie Anderson, Ruth Armstrong, Christa Berkley and Ora Jean Berkley, Willie, Clinton, D.C. Jr., and Jamie Berkley, all of Jacksonville; three sisters: Pearline Smith and Jearlene Berkley, both of Mars, Miss., and Christine Jones of Sardiss; 15 grand and two g-grandchildren. Preceded by an infant son and daughter and two brothers.

BERKLEY, Ruth (Sullivan); b: 14Nov1906, Lebanon, IL; d: 4Oct1984, Jacksonville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Keith Berkley (date and place not stated); fa: Charles Sullivan; mo: Italene Roundtree. Husband preceded in death. Survived by a grandson: Larry Love of Washington, IL; a step-granddaughter: Stacey Campbell of Jacksonville; two brothers: Gus Sullivan of Newport Beach, CA, and Joe Sullivan of Knightstown, IN

BERKMAN, Geneva Nell (Homsley); b: 28Jul1909, Boone Co., MO; d: 29Aug1985, Jacksonville, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Vincent Edwin Berkman in 1931 at Columbia, MO; fa: Eugene Bye Homsley; mo: Mary Henry. Resident of Jacksonville. Husband preceded in death 1Feb1973. Moved from Chicago to Jacksonville in 1973. Survived by two sons: Vincent Edwin of Jacksonville and Ronald Edwin of Urbana; one granddaughter: Mrs. Frances DeWitt of Springfield; three grandsons: Tony Berkman of Jacksonville, Eric Berkman, in the Air Force, and Douglas Berkman of Urbana; four sisters: Mrs. Roy (Grace) Eldean of Santa Barbara, CA, Mrs. Mabel Allen of Columbia, MO, and Mrs. Eugenia Schultz of Eagle, Neb. Preceded by a sister: Willie Mae Homsley.

BERKMAN, Thelma R. (Runyan); b: 22Sep1932, Aurora, IN; d: 18Jan1993, Springfield, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Vincent C. Berkman on 12Sep1959 in Aurora, IL; fa: Eugene Runyan; mo: Frances Bildner. Resident of Jacksonville. Survived by her husband; one son: Anthony Berkman of Rockford; one daughter: Mrs. Charles (Frances) Lenhart of Springfield; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by her parents; two brothers: Omer J. Runyan and John Runyan; and two sisters: Pauline Frances Runyan and Marjorie Elizabeth Runyan.

BERLINE, Darrel D.; b: 29Jun1912, White Hall, IL; d: 7Dec1981, Winter Haven, FL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Dorothy R. Thomas in 1934 (place not stated); fa: Henry Lee Berline; mo: Mildred Lee Black. A former resident of Jacksonville. WWI vet. Survived by his wife; a son: David of Baltimore, Md.; three grandsons; a half-brother: Henry Berline of Jacksonville, FL

BERLINE, Mabel O. (Howard); b: 25Jan1893, Walkerville, IL; d: 6May1979, Jacksonville, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Lloyd Berline on 24Jun1914 (place not stated); fa: Augustus Howard; mo: Louisa Sudbrack. Husband preceded in death 5Nov1960. Resident of White Hall, IL Survived by a son: Howard Berline; and a daughter: Mrs. Eileen Kirbach, both of White Hall; two grand and four g-grandchildren; and a brother: Charles Howard of White Hall. Preceded by one g-grandchild and four brothers.

BERMES, Delbert Oliver "Mose"; b: 18Dec1903, Greenfield, IL; d: 31May1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: 1) Albertine Flynn on 8Feb1926 in White Hall, IL; and 2) Dorothy Singleton Pekarek on 30Mar1960 (place not stated); fa: Peter Bermes; mo: Phoebe Clark. 1st wife preceded in death 25Aug1956. A former White Hall resident. Survived by his wife of Jacksonville; a daughter: Mrs. Robert (Peg) McCollister of White Hall; a step-son: John Pekarek of Jacksonville; a step-daughter: Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Enlow of Paris, TN; two grandchildren: Carole Rausch of Meredosia and Robert McCollister, Jr. of Jacksonville; four g-grandsons; and a brother: George Bermes of Greenfield. Preceded by two sisters and three brothers.

BERMES, Dorothy C. (Singleton); b: 18Oct1909, White Hall, IL; d: 4Dec1995, Jacksonville, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Delbert Oliver Bermes on 30Mar1960 in Winchester, IL; fa: John Singleton; mo: Eva Novak. Husband preceded in death 31May1989. Survived by one son: John (wife, Sandy) Pekarek of Jacksonville; one daughter: Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Enlow of Paris, TN; and one step-daughter: Mrs. Robert (Peg) McCollister of White Hall. Preceded by one brother: Johnny Singleton.

BERMES, George O.; b: 12Nov1901, Greenfield, IL; d: 8Jul1989, Carrollton, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Maureen Burroughs on 14Mar1922 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Peter Bermes; mo: Phoebe Belle Clark. Resident of Greenfield, IL Survived by his wife; one daughter: Doris Rhain of Beaverton, OR; one son: Richard of Huntsville, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Preceded by four brothers and three sisters.

BERN, Elizabeth (Body) Wheeler; b: 1Jan1886, Fredericksburg, IN; d: 5Mar1979, Rushville, IL; bu: Littleton, IL; m: 1) Archie Wheeler (date and place not stated); and 2) John Bern in 1923 (place not stated); fa: Cornelius Body; mo: Mary Barksdale. 1st husband died in 1918; 2nd died in 1966. Survived by three daughters: Imogene Carman and Arlene Streigel, both of Anderson, CA, and Alberta Bankus of Littleton, IL; 14 grand 32 g-grandchildren; and a sister: Lillie Carlisle of East Moline. Preceded by four brothers and one sister.

BERNAHL, Esther (Richert); b: 30Aug1914, Mason, IL; d: 3Mar1993, Jacksonville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Frederick Thomas Bernahl on 7Nov1942 in Springfield, IL; fa: Otto Richert; mo: Martha Klitzing. Husband preceded in death in 1987. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Thomas (Sylvia) Murray of Jacksonville; two sons: Dale Bernahl of Portland, OR, and Gary Bernahl of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; one g-granddaughter; and four sisters: Helen Heiser and Edna Holste, both of Altamont, Mrs. Eric (Rose) Schultz of Ocala, FL, and Mrs. Wilbert (Nora) Schroeder of St. Peter.

BERNAHL, Frederick Thomas; b: 7Apr1914, Thayer, IL; d: 15Nov1987, Jacksonville, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Esther Friedericka Richert on 7Nov1942 in Springfield, IL; fa: Frederick Bernahl; mo: Julia Olair. Survived by his wife; two sons: Dale of Portland, OR, and Gary of Springfield; a daughter: Mrs. Thomas (Slyvia) Murray of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; one brother: Elmer of Springfield; and a sister: Mrs. Elder (Betty) Haake of Moline.

BERNARD, Elsie Marie (Kallenbach); b: 16Oct1912, north of Perry, IL; d: 13Jan1996, Quincy, IL; bu: Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Brown Co., IL; m: Harry Eugene Barnard on 11Feb1933 in Perry; fa: Frank Kallenbach; mo: Mata Greiwe. Husband preceded in death 7Jul1959. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Robert (Betty) Butler of Perry; one son: Carl W. Bernard of Golden; 11 grand and 19 g-grandchildren; one sister: Elma Butler of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by five sisters: Edna Grant, Eva Manton, Erma Meado and twins who died in infancy.

BERNARD, Frank Dale; b: 17Apr1922, New Canton, IL; d: 13Nov1995, Hillsboro, IL; d: Shearer Cemetery, New Canton, IL; m: (not stated); fa: James Monroe Bernard; mo: Nellie Gertrude Sigsworth. Resident of Hillsboro; formerly of New Canton. WWII Navy vet. Survived by his mother; three sons: Roger Bernard of Barry, James Bernard of New Canton and Brian Bernard of Pleasant Hill; one daughter: Mrs. Kent (Dorene) Saxbury of New Canton; six grand and two g-grandchildren; and one brother: Dallas Bernard of TN. Preceded by one brother and two daughters.

BERNARD, Pauline V. (Ballinger); b: 15Jun1921, Time, IL; d: 11Apr1990, Barry, IL; bu: Shearer Cemetery, New Canton, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Walter Floyd Ballinger; mo: Opal Maude Blacketter. Resident of New Canton, IL Survived by three sons: Roger and Jim, both of New Canton, and Brian of Pittsfield; a daughter: Mrs. Kent (Dorene) Saxbury of New Canton; six grandchildren; and a brother: Junior Ballinger of Perry. Preceded by two daughters and a sister.

BERNARDI, N. A. "Mona"; b: 9Apr1901, Modena, Italy; d: 19Jan1982, Toluca, IL; bu: St. Ann Cemetery, Toluca, IL; m: Mae Swartz on 16Aug1923 (place not stated); fa: Fred Bernardi; mo: Marianne Guilandi. Survived by his wife; three sons: Jack, Jerry, and Mike; three daughters: Mrs. Earle (Joyce) Ryan of Toluca, Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Martynowski of Metamora, and Mrs. Ed (Alice) Parkinson of Jacksonville; and a sister: Mrs. Louis (Edith) Monari of Long Island, NY

BERNDT, Ella Fern (Baggerly); b: 23Oct1908, near Loraine, IL; d: 13Apr1989, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Waverly, IL; m: Leonard Berndt on 22Jan1927 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Isaac Judson Baggerly; mo: Rose Etta Eldridge. Husband preceded in death 13Oct1983. Resident of Waverly. Survived by three sons: Lawrence Berndt and Don Berndt, both of Waverly, and Darrell Dean Berndt of Arlington, TX; a daughter: Norma Lacey of Jacksonville; nine grand and seven g-grandchildren; and a sister: Grace Garrison of Burlington, IA. Preceded by a grandchild; four brothers; and two sisters.

BERNDT, Lawrence P.; b: 16Dec1927, Waverly, IL; d: 6Dec1990, Waverly, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Waverly, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Leonard Berndt; mo: Ella Baggerly. Resident of Waverly. Korean War vet. Survived by one son: Ralph of Springfield; one sister: Norma Lacy of Jacksonville; two brothers: Donald L. of Waverly and Darrel Dean of Arlington, TX; and five grandchildren.

BERNDT, Leonard "Jerry"; b: 20Nov1908, near New Berlin, IL; d: 13Oct1983, Springfield, IL; bu: Waverly, IL; m: Ella Baggerly in 1927 (place not stated); fa: John Berndt; mo: Augusta Millhaus. Resident of Waverly. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Mrs. Norma Jean Lacey of Jacksonville; three sons: Lawrence and Donald, both of Waverly, and Darrel Dean of Arlington, TX; one sister: Lena Hood of Clinton, IA; nine grand and five g-grandchildren. Preceded by a brother and four sisters.

BERNERO, Flossie Florine (Dobey) Hawkins; b: 23Mar1924, Illinois; d: 11Mar1988, Springfield, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: 1) Joseph Hawkins; and 2) Richard Bernero (dates and places not stated); fa: John Dobey; mo: Veda Allison. 2nd husband preceded in death in 1985. Resident of Winchester. Survived by 11 children; Rosalee Grady, Connie Lacey, Paul Hawkins and Ruth Hoots, all of Winchester, Barbara Martin of Carrollton, Lucky Hawkins of Chula Vista, CA, Loretta Brockhouse of Pittsfield, David Hawkins of Chester, Steven Hawkins of Beaverton, OR, Teresa Savage of Glasgow and Sue Pohlman of Wrights; 16 grand and 3 g-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers: Mary Foster Downs of Winchester, Vern Dalla of Pittsfield, John Dobey and Icle Dobey, both of Winchester.

BERNERO, Richard Boyd; b: 5Dec1936, Memphis, TN; d: 27Mar1985, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Flossie Dobey on 4Dec1961 in Jacksonville, IL; fa: Boyd Bernero; mo: Ruth (surname not stated). Resident of Winchester. Survived by his wife; his mother: Ruth Bernero of Virginia Beach, VA; two daughters: Rene Bernero of Memphis, TN, and Mrs. Ruth Hoots of Winchester; ten step-children: Rosalee Grady of Winchester, Connie Lacey of Jacksonville, Barbara Martin of Portland, OR, Walter "Lucky" Hawkins of Japan, Mrs. Russell (Loretta) Brockhouse of Winchester, David Hawkins of Chester, Steven Hawkins of San Mateo, CA, Mrs. Harry (Teresa) Channell of Sheridan, Wyo., Mrs. Bernard (Gail) Pohlman of Wrights, and Paul Hawkins of Winchester; one grandchild; 17 step-grandchildren; two brothers: Harold Bernero of Rapid City, IA, and Robert Bernero of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters: Delores Baker and Joyce Gilpin, both of Virginia Beach, VA; and two step-brothers: Leo Bernero and Tom Bernero, both of Arkansas. Preceded by his father and one grandson.

BERNHARDT, Michell Lynn (Elliott); b: 6Apr1972, Springfield, IL; d: 25Feb1990, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Pine Tree Cemetery, Patterson, IL; fa: Galen Lee Elliott; mo: Mary Lee Cummins. Resident of rural Winchester, IL Survived by her parents; two sisters: Brenda Bernhardt of Pawnee and Cassie Elliott, at home; her grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Lee Elliott of Roodhouse, Mrs. & Mrs. Orval Cummins of Las Cruces, N.M., and Mr. & Mrs. Leaman Bernhardt of Auburn; and her great-grandmother: Mrs. Jessie Barnett of Jacksonville.

BERRIMAN, Ralph E.; b: 18Jun1949, Springfield, IL; d: 1Aug1995, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Virden, IL; m: 1) Janet R. Casher (date and place not stated); and 2) Teri L. Fitch on 2Apr1977 in Virden, IL; fa: Ralph I. Berriman; mo: Margaret Morgan. Resident of Winchester, IL Survived by his wife; his parents of Virden; three sons: Arind Berriman of Springfield, William Berriman of Springfield, and Phillip Berriman of Winchester; one daughter: Tara Berriman of Winchester; two brothers: Ronald (wife, Linda) of Decatur and John (wife, Debby) of Virden; one sister: Mrs. Jon (Carolyn) Alsup of Bloomington; and one grandchild.

BERRY, Anna Katherine (Heppe); b: 13Sep1888, Chatsworth, IL; d: 28Feb1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Thomas Matthew Berry on 8Dec1906 in Pontiac, IL; fa: George Heppe; mo: Emma Katrina Ventland. Resident of Jacksonville; formerly of Decatur. Survived by her husband; the following children: Mrs. Leora Kirkham of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Clifford T. of Overland Park, Kansas, James M. of Ashland, OR, W. Sherman of Inverness, FL; the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Spray of Bloomington, Fred Heppe of Naperville, George Heppe of Manteno, and Mrs. Lucille Johnston of Momence; 16 grand and 34 g-grandchildren. Preceded by a daughter: Mrs. Irene Stafford; a brother; a sister; and two grandchildren.

BERRY, Byron A., Sr.; b: 23Apr1918, Bluffs, IL; d: 1Mar1992, Springfield, IL; bu: Fairview Cemetery, Naples, IL; m: Armilla Orchard on 23Jan1944 in Bluffs, IL; fa: (not stated); mo: Irma Berry Holbrook. Resident of rural Bluffs, IL Survived by his wife; a son: Byron Berry, Jr. of Carrollton; a daughter: Mrs. Lari (Linda) Mueller of Bluffs; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Preceded by a half brother: Verne Buchanan; an a half sister: Verna Marion.

BERRY, Florence Ellen (Logan); b: 22Oct1892, Barry, IL; d: 1May1981, Quincy, IL; bu: Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, IL; m: Joel M. Berry on 15Nov1914 in Barry, IL; fa: John A. Logan; mo: Mary Elwood. Husband preceded in death 25Feb1948. Resident of the Barry, Pittsfield area. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Merle (Ellen) Willard of rural Pittsfield, IL; five grand and 12 g-grandchildren; a sister: Mrs. Virginia Weisinger of Nevada, MO; and two brothers: John Logan of Quincy and Albert Logan of Pleasant Hill. Preceded by a son, a grandson, two brothers, and a sister.

BERRY, Francis D. "Pop"; b: 26Apr1904, Nortonville, IL; d: 21May1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Nancy Reed on 30Aug1924 (place not stated); fa: Columbus M. Berry; mo: Etna Long. Wife preceded in death 12Dec1978. Resident of Concord. Survived by a son: John Berry of Concord; a daughter: Mrs. Lee (Esther) Thomas of Concord; 11 grand and several g-grandchildren; a brother: Jesse V. Berry of Concord; and a sister: Stella Hunter of Murrayville. Preceded by a son, a daughter, and a brother.

BERRY, Granville M.; b: 29Jun1019, Carrollton, IL; d: 17Jun1994, Carrollton, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; fa: Theodore Berry; mo: Lucy Turner. Resident of Carrollton. WWII and Korean War Army vet. Survived by a brother: Carl "Dick" Berry of Kane; two sisters: Lucille Labarbera of St. Louis, and Henrietta Fleak of Kirksville, MO; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by three brothers: William C., Theodore, and Dale W. Berry.

BERRY, Hannah (Niebur); b: 16Dec1889, Pittsfield, IL; d: 28Sep1982, Quincy, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Dr. Everett B. Berry in September, 1912 at Pittsfield, IL; fa: Frederick Niebur; mo: Carolina Regina Heck. Husband preceded in death in 1961. Survived by a son: Dr. Frederick Berry of Pittsfield; two grand and three g-grandchildren; and a sister: Mrs. Sue Hanscom of Methodist Sunset Home, Quincy, IL Preceded by a son, three brothers and two sisters.

BERRY, Hester M. (Torrance); b: 6Nov1899, Bluffs, IL; d: 27Jan1995, Winchester, IL; bu: Exeter, IL; m: George Berry in 1924 at Springfield, IL; fa: Benjamin Torrance; mo: Nellie Hatter. Husband preceded in death 17Sep1958. Resident of Winchester; formerly of Exeter. Survived by three sons: George (wife, Jane) Berry of Albuquerque, N.M., Charles "Pat" (wife, Shirley) Berry of Bluffs, and Vincent (wife, Mary) Berry of Jacksonville; eight grand and eight great-grandchildren; and one sister: Lenora Wright of Woodstock. Preceded by one brother: Byron Torrance; four sisters: Emiline Rinaldo, Mary Swanson, Eleanor DeLong and Helen Spradlin; and one g-grandson: Matthew Jones.

BERRY, James Fairfax; b: 21Ju1918, Jacksonville, IL; d: 23Aug1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville; fa: Addison Berry; mo: Bertha Brooks. Survived by three sisters: Eloise Willis of Cleveland, Ohio, Margaret Berry of Jacksonville ad Lillian Newton of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother: Otis of Milwaukee, WI; several nieces and nephews. Preceded by two brothers.

BERRY, John P.; b: 21Jan1917, Portage, WI; d: 20Jun1991, Springfield, IL; bu: Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; m: Adela Perlberg on 25Nov1944 in Chicago, IL; fa: John Berry; mo: Alma Denzine. Resident of rural Loami, IL Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. David (Judy) Smysor and Mrs. Jerry (Jill) McCurley, both of Springfield; five sons: Mitchell J. of Madison, WI, Gregory F. of Menona, WI, Michael J. of Wood Dale, David K. of Itasca and John C. of Loami; 6 grandchildren; one sister: Viva Schwartz of Portage, WI; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by his parents; three brothers; four sisters; and one grandson: Michael John May.

BERRY, Lee; b: 30Aug1899, Scott Co., IL; d: 25May1977, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Verrena Berry on 30Nov1946 in Winchester, IL; fa: George Berry; mo: Louisa Rasch. Resident of Merritt, IL Survived by his wife; three brothers: Merrell W. and Loren A., both of San Francisco, CA, Carl W. of Wood River; and these sisters: Marie Hawkins of Johnson City, TN, and Louise Brammel of Granite City. Preceded by three brothers.

BERRY, Margaret (Knowles); b: 22Apr1926, Mt. Sterling, IL; d: 15May1982, Rushville, IL; bu: Beardstown, IL; m: Lowell Berry on 21Sep1949 in Virginia, IL; fa: Charles Knowles; mo: Bertha Middaugh. Resident of Browning, IL Survived by her husband; two daughters: Verna Smith of Browning and Laura Cookesey of Springfield; a son: Elmer Berry of Browning; a brother: Ralph Knowles of Beardstown; a sister: Eva Hanson of Wilmette. Preceded by two brothers and a daughter.

BERRY, Marie C. (Thorne); b: 2Oct1897, Bluffs, IL; d: 28Sep1982, Bluffs, IL; bu: Exeter, IL; fa: George Thorne; mo: Maggie Hildebrant. Husband preceded in death in 1953. Resident of rural Bluffs, IL Survived by two sons: Billy Berry and Bobby Gene Berry, both of rural Bluffs; two daughters: Mrs. Mary Patricia Patterson and Mrs. Margaret Ann Baulos, both of Jacksonville; 11 grand and several g-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother.

BERRY, Nancy Ethel (Reed); b: 16Aug1902, Morgan Co., IL; d: 12Dec1978, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Concord, IL; m: Francis Berry on 30Aug1924 (place not stated); fa: John Reed; mo: Ella Ragan. Resident of Concord. Survived by her husband; a son: John Berry; and a daughter: Esther Thomas, Both of Concord, IL; 11 grand and several g-grandchildren; and two sisters: Ina McDannald of Concord and Nellie Lisenbee of Ripley. Preceded by one son, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

BERRY, Otis; b: (not stated); d: 10Jan1977, Peoria, IL; bu: Peoria, IL area; m: (not stated); fa: Otis Berry, Sr.; mo: Christine (surname not stated). A resident of Peoria; formerly of Jacksonville; was 50 years of age at death. Survived by his mother: Mrs. Christine Comer; his step-father of Peoria; his father; a son; three sisters and a brother, all living in Milwaukee, WI Preceded by a sister.

BERRY, Ray; b: 2Aug1900, Easley, S.C.; d: 27Mar1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville; m: Margaret (surname and marriage data not stated); fa: Joseph Berry; mo: Lydia (surname not stated). Resident of Jacksonville, IL Survived by his wife; three children: Donna Ray of Omaha, Neb., Shirley Pettit and Betty Berry, both of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren. Preceded by four brothers and one sister.

BERRY, Robert E.; b: 26Mar1927, Timewell, IL; d: 5Aug1991, Pekin, IL; bu: Pekin, IL; m: Floy Angelo on 3Sep1946 in Mt. Sterling, Il; fa: Charles Robert Berry; mo: Pearl Swisegood. Resident of Pekin, IL Survived by his wife; two sons: Larry of Hume, MO, and Carson of Oldsmar, FL; five grandchildren; and two brothers: Fred of Deming, N. M., and Don of Vermont, IL Preceded by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.

BERRY, Ruby Pearl (Swisegood); b: 5Sep1891, Hancock Co., IL; d: 5May1976, Rushville, IL; bu: Hersman Cemetery; m: Charles R. Berry in 1919 in Mt. Sterling Il.; fa: George Swisegood; mo: Emma Larcum. Husband preceded in death in 1965. Resident of Mt. Sterling. Survived by the following children: Ruby Holtkamp of Iowa City, IA, Ethel Stout of Galesburg, Fred of Deming, N.M., Robert of Pekin ad Don of Vermont, IL; 15 grand and several g-grandchildren; two brothers: Harry Swisegood of Riverton, Wymo, and George Swiesgood of East Moline. Preceded by three children, three brothers and a sister.

BERRY, Thomas Matthew; b: 16Jun1884, Fevier Co., TN; d: 18Mar1983, Jacksonville, IL; b: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Ann Kathryn Heppe on 8Dec1906 in Pontiac, IL; fa: William Alexander Berry; mo: Harriet Houser. Wife preceded in death in 1976. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Leora Kirkham of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three sons: Clifford T. of Overland Park, Kans., James M. of Talent, OR, and W. Sherman of Inverness, FL; 16 grand, 34 g-grand and 5 g-g-grandchildren; three sisters: Iva Meyer of Woodland Park, CO, Sadie Baker of Charlottesville, N.C., Ana Alred of Largo, FL, and a brother: Austin of Knoxville, TN Preceded by one daughter, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, three brothers, and three sisters.

BERRY, William C.; b: 26Jun1914, Greene Co., IL; d: 22Nov1979, Carrollton, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: Hazel Jones in 1939 (place not stated); fa: Theodore Berry; mo: Lucy Turner. Survived by his wife; these children: Mrs. Linda Horn of Patoka, IL, Mrs. Pat Sumner and Stephen, both of Carrollton, and William D. of Alton; three grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers: Lucille LaBarbara of St. Louis, MO, Henrietta Fleak of Kirkwood, MO, Granville of Columbia, MO, and Richard of Kane. Preceded by two brothers.

BERRY, Winn K.; b: 29Apr1919, Antioch, IL; d: 6Oct1989, Pittsfield, IL; bu: West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL; m: Dr. Frederick E. Berry on 27Jun1943 in Evanston, IL; fa & mo: (not stated). Survived by her husband; two daughters: Cris Miller of Dallas, TX, and Cindy Wallace of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a sister: Lois Pierce of Montpelier, Vermont. Preceded by an infant child, two brothers, and a sister.

BERRYHILL, Margaret P. (Evans) Swann; b: 15Mar1915, Limestone, TN; d: 16Aug1995, Virginia, IL; bu: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia; m: 1) Sam R. Swann on 22Ot1935 in Jefferson Co., TN; 2) Bert H. Cox on 26Dec1948 in Walker Co., GA; and 3) Leonard F. Berryhill on 9Jan1985 in Washington Co., TN; fa: Andrew Jackson Evans; mo: Mary Essa Payne. 1st husband died in 1942; 2nd in 1978. Resident of Virginia. Survived by three sons: D. R. Swann of Virginia, Calvin Coolidge Swann of Jefferson City, TN, and A. B. Swan of Jefferson City, TN; four grand and three g-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceded by a brother: Harry Evans.

BERRYMAN, Carl S. "Cal"; b: 6Jul1914, Modesto, IL; d: 15Jun1994, Carlinville, IL; bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, IL; m: Twyla Henderson on 9May1942 (place not stated); fa: Wilburn Berryman; mo: Bessie Hart. Resident of Palmyra, IL WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; a sister: Helen L. Berryman of Palmyra. Preceded by a brother: Raymond Berryman.

BERSIG, Roland Glenn; b: 7Sep1920, Jacksonville, IL; d: 20May1989, Washington, IN; bu: Yatesville Cemetery, Prentice, IL; m: Clara (surname and marriage data not stated); fa: Henry Bersig; mo: Stella Walker. Resident of Washington, IN WWII vet. Survived by his wife: Clara; a daughter: Joy Lee Woodall; and a step-daughter: Rosie Ann Stoll, all of Washington, IN; and a sister: Mary Bersig Aggertt of Ashland.

BERTHLETT, Ernest; b: 30Apr1907, Greene Co., IL; d: 2Aug1979, Monroe, Mich.; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Arlouine DeRemer (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Resident of Michigan; formerly of White Hall, IL Survived by his wife; and two sons: Harold and Barry, both of Monroe, Michigan.

BERTMAN, Lena M. (Moran); b: 28May1904, Rockbridge, IL; d: 17Sep1989, Carrollton, IL; bu: St. John's Cemetery, Carrollton, IL; m: Henry Bertman (date and place not stated); fa: George Moran; mo: Maude McCarty. Husband preceded in death in 1941. Survived by two daughters: Barbara Kirbach and Mary Lou Chynoweth, both of Milford, Mich.; two sons: Jack Bertman of Carrollton and Donald Bertman of Oxon Hill, Md.; 21 grand and 12 g-grandchildren; and three brothers: Basil Moran of Roodhouse, Dale Moran of Idaho and Oliver Moran of Greenfield. Preceded by two brothers: George and Bill Moran.

BERTOLINO, George; b: (not stated); d: 15Sep1983, University of Iowa Medical Center; bu: Bushnell, IL; m: Margaret (surname and marriage data not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Resident of Bushnell; was 67 years of age at time of death. Survived by his wife: Margaret of Bushnell; a son: David, husband of the former Prudy Douglass; a granddaughter: Amy; and two grandsons: Doug and Mark, all of Manchester, MO Preceded by a son.

BERTRAM, Blake Eugene: b: 31Jan1995, Jacksonville, IL; d: 7Feb1995, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Murrayville, IL; fa: Kevin Bertram; mo: Christina Hunter. Survived by a sister: Amber; and a half-sister: Christie, both at home; paternal grandparents: John and Dorothy Bertram; maternal grandmother: Nancy Hunter Morath; great-grandmothers: Flonnie Bertram and Ruby Brown; and several aunts and uncles.

BERTRAM, Lena M. (Taylor) King; b: 12Jan1905, Haypress, IL; d: 26Apr1984, Springfield, IL; bu; White Hall, IL; m: 1) Elmer A. King on 5Sep1922; and 2) Richard Bertram on 9Mar1948 (places not stated); fa: James A. Taylor; mo: Mary Jane Haddock. 1st husband preceded in death 13Jan1942; 2nd on 7 Dec 1977. Resident of Roodhouse; formerly of White Hall. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Murl (Ardene) Bushnell of Roodhouse; a son: Harold King of Roodhouse; a step-daughter: Mrs. Warren Ray (Marian) Scott of White Hall; and two step-sons: Fred Bertram of Jacksonville and Donald Bertram of Robinson; 16 grand and 22 g-grandchildren. Preceded by a son and a brother.

BERTRAM, Richard; b: 17Mar1901, Esjborj Juntland, Denmark; d: 7Dec1977, White Hall, IL; bu: White Hall; m: 1) Alice VanHoutte (date and place not stated); and 2) Lena Taylor King on 9Mar1948 (place not stated); fa: Andras Bertram; mo: Marian Petersen. 1st wife preceded in death 2Sep1940. He came to the United States in 1919 as a butter maker. Survived by his wife; a daughter: Mrs. Warren Ray (Marian) Scott of White Hall; two sons: Fred Bertram of Jacksonville and Donald Betram of Robinson; and two step-children: Mrs. Murl (Ardene) Bushnell and Harold King, both of Roodhouse; three grand and 13 step-grandchildren; the following sisters and brothers: Meta Bertram, Kristina Billings, Laurdis Bertram ad Andras Bertram, all of Denmark. Preceded by one son, one step-child and two brothers.

BERTRAM, Roy; b: (date not stated), Wayne Co., KY; d: 8May1982, near Tuscola, IL; bu: (cremated in Tuscola, IL); m: (not stated); fa: Leslie C. Bertram; mo: Cora Lester. Resident of 315 Marion, Jacksonville, IL Survived by a son: John of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; three brothers: William of Worthington, IN, James of Ironwood, Mich., and A. D. of Chicago; four sisters: Eva Roosa of Astoria, Evelyn Morgan and Ruth Workman of Indianapolis, IN, and Rose Brown of Pekin. Preceded by two brothers.

BERTRAM, Shirley A. (Dawdy); b: 28Mar1933, White Hall, IL; d: 16Sep1990, Robinson, IL; bu: White Hall, IL; m: Fred Bertram on 20Jan1952 (place not stated); fa: Gale Dawdy; mo: Pauline Horney. Resident of Robinson; formerly of Jacksonville. Survived by her husband; her mother of Robinson; one brother: Marlin H. Dawdy of Alpharetta, GA; two nieces: Donnita Holmes of Robinson and Alice Rose Henry of Macomb; three nephews: Kent Dawdy of Charlotte, N.C., Darrin Dawdy of Alpharetta, GA, and Tom Scott of White Hall.

BESAW, Victor John; b: 7Jul1916, IA; d: 20Mar1985, Chicago, IL; bu: Scenic Hill Cemetery; fa: John T. Besaw; mo: Golda Shoemacher. Resident of Chicago. WWII vet. Survived by two brothers: Harold of White Hall and Earl of Reno, Nev.

BESS, Edward M.; b: 27Jul1925, Hartford, IL; d: 29Jul1982, near Waverly, IL; bu: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL; m: Lois Hennings on 8Nov1980 in Enfield, IL; fa: Lester Bess; mo: Opal Ottwell. WWII Army vet. Survived by his parents of Jacksonville; his wife; three children: Linda Brown of Mt. Pulaski, Daniel Bess and Teresa Cummings, both of Taylorville; three step-children: Ray Hennings of Springfield, David Hennings of St. Louis and Pamela Hennings of Jacksonville; four grand and five step-grandchildren; a sister: Naomi Boullion of Farmersville; and three brothers: Norman Bess of Waverly, Wyman Bess of Dallas, TX, and Merle Bess of Dixon.

BESS, Lester D.; b: 13Aug1902, Eldred, IL; d: 9Mar1991, Springfield, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Waverly, IL; m: Opal Ottwell in 1922 at Pittsfield, IL; fa: Daniel Bess; mo: Frances Flanagan. Resident of Waverly, IL Survived by his wife; three sons: Norman Bess of New Berlin, Merle Bess of Dixon and Wyman Bess of Carrollton, TX; one daughter: Naomi Boullion of Farmersville; 10 grand and 17 g-grandchildren; and one brother: Kenzel Bess of Quincy. Preceded by one son, five brothers, and one sister.

BESS, Pearl; b: 31Mar1928, Evansville, IN; d: 18Sep1988, Springfield, IL; bu: East Cemetery, Waverly, IL; m: Norman Bess on 1Dec1948 in Morganfield, KY; fa & mo: (not stated). Resident of Waverly, IL Survived by her husband; six sisters: Beatrice Englehart, Marie Austin and Hallie Singleton, all of Evansville, IN, June Rideout of Henderson, KY Preceded by four brothers and two sisters.

BESS, Robert S "Doc"; b: 13Feb1904, Rosedale, IL; d: 26Jan1981, White Hall, IL; bu: Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, IL; m: Hazel Carmean on 14Mar1926 in Roodhouse, IL; fa: Daniel Bess; mo: Martha Fanning. Resident of Roodhouse, IL Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. John (Bessie) Seibold of Granite City and Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Coats of Elkville; a son: John Robert Bess of Divernon; 10 grand and 3 g-grandchildren; two brothers: Lester Bess of Jacksonville and Kinzel Bess of New Canton. Preceded by four brothers and one grandchild.

BESSELL, Helen Wilhelmine (Kubow); b: 20Apr1894, Watertown, WI; d: 17Jun1987, Rushville, IL; bu: St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Decatur, IL; m: Herman Karl Bessell on 2Aug1916 in Decatur, IL; fa: August Frederick Herman Kubow; mo: Martha Matilda Jordan. Husband preceded in death 13Jul1968. Resident of Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling, IL Survived by one son: Fred A. Bessell of Mt. Sterling; five grand, 10 g-grandchildren, one g-granddaughter-in-law; one brother: Arnold Kubow of Decatur; and one sister: Martha Kubow of Decatur. Preceded by one daughter, five brothers, one sister, and one great-grandson.

BEST, Crockett "Charlie"; b: 31Jul1930, St. Louis, MO; d: 4Dec1991, Kinderhook, IL; bu: Kinderhook, IL; m: Naomi Brown on 20Nov1954 in St. Louis, MO; fa: Crockett Best; mo: Nancy Gilcrist. Survived by his wife; four sons: Dennis Best and William Best, both of O'Fallon, MO, Darrel Best of Old Monroe, MO, and Michael Best of Yankton, S.D.; two daughters: Janella Slater of Alexandria, La., and Tracy Lawson of Hull; 15 grandchildren; one g-grandchild; two brothers: Allen Frank Best of Overland, MO and William Best of Florissant, MO; and three sisters: Dolly Schueler of Hazelwood, MO, Estelle Fudge of East St. Louis and Anne O'Kada of Iowa. Preceded by two brothers: Harry and Eugene; and one sister: Louise.

BEST, Julia E. (Coots); b: 11May1887, Palmyra, IL; d: 21Nov1986, Modesto, IL; bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, IL; m: William Best on 7Feb1907 in rural Palmyra, IL; fa: Edward Coots; mo: Eliza Mills. Husband preceded in death in 1951. Survived by one daughter: Lucille Williams of Modesto; two grandchildren: Warren Williams of Norwalk, IA and Kathryn Connely of Modesto; seven great-grandchildren and one g-g-grandchild; and one sister: Lois E. Smith of Palmyra. Preceded by one son: Marvin.

BEST, Mary L. (Marsh); b: 18Oct1910 (place not stated); d: 15Feb1984, Murrayville, IL; bu: Lutheran Cemetery, Collinsville, IL; m: Clarence Best (date and place not stated); fa: James A. Marsh; mo: Eula Whitlock. Husband preceded in death in 1968. Survived by a daughter: Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) Quinlan of Collinsville; a brother: Charles E. Marsh of Roodhouse; and a sister: Miss Eloise Marsh of Greenfield; and four grandchildren. Preceded by two brothers.

BEST, Nona O. (Dawson); b: 19Jan1899, Hettick, IL; d: 24Aug1984, Carlinville, IL; bu: Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, IL; m: Paul Best on 8May1919 in Hettick, IL; fa: Thomas Dawson; mo: Ellen Drake. Husband preceded in death 2Jan1970. Resident of Palmyra, IL Survived by two daughters: Mrs. Evelyn Cordum of Palmyra and Mrs. Margaret Titsworth of West Reading, Pa.; five grand, three step-great-grand, two g-g-grand, and four step-g-g-grandchildren; two brothers: L. O. Dawson of East Moline, and R. K. Dawson of Williamsport, IN Preceded by two brothers and one sister.

BEST, Olga C. (Carroll); b: 27Apr1899, Greenup, IL; d: 29Oct1987, Eldred, IL; bu: Memorial Gardens, Eldred, IL; m: Richard B. Best on 5Aug1923 in Alabama; fa: Cecil L. Carroll; mo: Maggie E. Conrad. Husband preceded in death 15Dec1971. Survived by two daughters: Mary Voiles of Eldred and Martha Best of Godfrey; one son: Robert L. of Eldred; 14 grand and 23 g-grandchildren. Preceded by one brother: Ethial Carroll; and one son: Richard C. Best.

BESTERFELDT, Mildred (Kincade); b: 2Feb1914, Illinois; d: 1Apr1979, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: (not stated); fa: William S. Kincade; mo: Lora D. Likes. A former resident of Carrollton, IL Her only survivors were cousins.

BETHEL, Keenan Bryant; b: 15May1991, Springfield, IL; d: 1Jun1991, Springfield, IL; bu: Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; fa: Garrett Bethel; mo: Christy McClure. Survived by his parents; maternal grandparents: Debbie Pierce of Franklin and Mike McClure of Jacksonville; maternal great-grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Don Johnson of Franklin; maternal great-great-grandparents: Josephine Woodson of Jacksonville and Verlin Teany of Lincoln; maternal great-great-great-grandmother: Mrs. Marrow of Russellville, Ala.; paternal grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Elvin Bethel of Jacksonville; and paternal great-grandparents: Altoria Bethel of Cranshaw, Miss., and Mary Rattler of Jacksonville.

BETHEL, Mary Helen (Gajewski); b: 12Feb1916, Chicago, IL; d: 2Apr1991, Springfield, IL; bu: Green Pond Cemetery, Pearl, IL; m: Chester I. Bethel on 30Jun1944 in Chicago, IL; fa: Walter Gajewski; mo: Agnes (surname not stated). Husband preceded in death 30Sep1974. Resident of Pearl, IL Survived by one son: Robert Bethel of Pearl; one daughter: Nancy Ribes of Benld; three grandchildren; and one sister: Genevieve Bialic of Chicago. Preceded by two sisters: Jean Lofek and Toni Barabas.

BETHEL, Tilman C.; b: (not stated); d: 10Jun1984, Mesa, Arizona; bu: (not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Residence was 6502 E. Bambi Drive, Mesa, Arizona; formerly of Jacksonville, IL Was 71 years of age at time of death. Survived by his wife; a son: Tim Bethel of Houston, TX; a daughter: Carolyn Smith of Mesa, AZ; three granddaughters; two sisters: Virginia Garde of Edwardsville and Jane Hefer of Modesto, CA; and a brother: Robert Bethel of Poulsbo, Washington.

BETTIS, Clarence E. "Gene"; b: 5Jan1932, Murrayville, IL; d: 20Jul1985, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Manchester, IL; m: Shirley Swinford on 18Aug1956 in Golconda, IL; fa: Elmer Bettis; mo: Lillie Decker. Resident of Murrayville, IL Korean War vet. Survived by his wife; three daughters: Mrs. Rick (Toni) Lansaw of Greenfield, Charlie and Roxanna, both at home; three sons: Brad and Mark of Murrayville, and Steve, at home; four brothers: Lloyd of Modesto, Virgil of Hettick, James of Roodhouse and Art of Franklin; and two sisters: Opal Scofield of Winchester and Helen Briggs of Jacksonville. Preceded by five brothers and two sisters.

BETTIS, Dale; b: 29Jul1932, Pittsfield, IL; d: 11May1995, Springfield, IL; bu: Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, IL; m: Alice Rose Dawson on 4Jun1945 (place not stated); fa: James Ray Bettis; mo: Rosamond Leitze. Resident of Roodhouse. Korean War Navy vet. Survived by his wife; two sons: Ronald (wife, Teresa) Bettis and Alan Ray Bettis, both of Roodhouse; two daughters: Rhonda Kay Davis and Elly Jo Bettis, both of White Hall; three grandchildren; two sisters: Clara Davis of Bluffs and Audrey Lindsey of Winchester; and a half-brother: Jim Bettis of Jacksonville.

BETTIS, David Earl; b: 10Aug1962, Morgan Co., IL; d: 6Dec1983, Chapin, IL; bu: Chapin, IL; fa: John D. Bettis; mo: Irene Zulauf. Survived by his parents; grandmother: Mrs. Cornelia Zulauf of Chapin; a sister: Mrs. Steve (Vickie) Meyer of rural Arenzville; and three nieces and a nephew: Kendra, Jessica, Amanda and Jacob Meyer.

BETTIS, Edwin; b: 2Sep1902, Winchester, IL; d: 27Feb1976, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; m: Ada Marie Eskew in 1927 (place not stated); fa: David Bettis; mo: Mary Lawson. Wife preceded in death in January, 1975. Resident of Murrayville. WWI vet. Survived by the following children: Ruby Page of Marco Island, FL, John and Earl of Chapin, Robert and Alvy of Jacksonville, Harold of Murrayville, Mrs. James (Virginia) Hartz of Murrayville, and Mrs. Charles (Rose Mary) Beddingfield of Arenzville; and a brother: Mervin of Riggston; 24 grand and six g-grandchildren.

BETTIS, George A.; b: 22Mar1897, near Hillview, IL; d: 17Aug1985, Virden, IL; bu: Waverly, IL; m: Mabel Long in 1915 (place not stated); fa: James Bettis; mo: Barbara Lovell. Wife preceded in death in 1981. A former resident of Waverly. Survived by one daughter: Mrs. Vivian Beyer of Colorado Springs, CO; three sons: Wayne of Wood River, Marshall of Hettick and Kenneth of Waverly; one sister: Effie Long of Carrollton; one brother: Ray Bettis of Winchester; 22 grand and 29 g-grandchildren. Preceded by one daughter, one brother, and four sisters.

BETTIS, Iris J. (Gregory); b: 26Jan1938, Jacksonville, IL; d: 19Dec1984, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia, IL; m: Bob Bettis on 15Aug1955 in Clarksdale, Miss.; fa: Raymond Gregory; mo: Pearl Floyd. Resident of rural Jacksonville. Survived by her husband; two sons: Robert Bettis II, who is serving in the Marine Corps in San Diego, CA, and Randy Bettis of Carbondale; a daughter: Shari Bettis, at home; a foster-daughter: Angie DeSilva, at home; a granddaughter: Lacy of Arenzville; two brothers: Billy Joe Gregory and Richard L. "Pete" Gregory, both of Jacksonville; and a sister: Rosemary Rogers of Beaumont, Texas. Preceded by three brothers and sisters.

BETTIS, James Ray; b: 5Mar1903, Scott Co., IL; d: 1Feb1986, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Winchester, IL; m: Margaret Wisdom (date and place not stated); fa: James Bettis; mo: Barbara Lovell. Survived by his wife; the following children: Mrs. Claud (Clara) Davis of Bluffs, Mrs. George (Audra) Lindsey of Winchester, Dale Bettis of Roodhouse, and James L. "Jim" Bettis of Winchester; 16 grand, 20 g-grand and two g-g-grandchildren; and one sister: Effie Long of Carrollton. Preceded by one grandson, two brothers, and four sisters.

BETTIS, John Marshall; b: 28Nov1917, Jacksonville, IL; d: 8Sep1996, Carlinville, IL; bu: Hettick, IL; m: Theo Margaret Shroyer on 11Apr1941 in St. Charles, MO; fa: George Bettis; mo: Mabel Long. Resident of Hettick. WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; one son: John Michael Bettis of West Point, GA; two daughters: Linda Lou Clark of Petal, Miss., and Marsha J. B. Guivas of Revere, Mass.; four grand and five g-grandchildren; two brothers: George Kenneth Bettis of Waverly and Wayne Andrew Bettis of Alton; one sister: Vivian Beyer of Colorado Springs, CO; and many nieces and nephew. Preceded by a sister: Marie White.

BETTIS, Mabel L. (Long); b: 15Feb196, Greene Co., IL; d: 8Apr1981, Carrollton, IL; bu: Waverly, IL; m: George A. Bettis on 12Oct1915 (place not stated); fa: John Long; mo: Elizabeth Holmes. Survived by her husband; a daughter: Mrs. Vivian Beyer of Colorado Springs, CO; and three sons: Wayne C. Bettis of Alton, John M. Bettis of Hettick, and G. K. Bettis of Waverly; 21 grand and 31 g-grandchildren; and two sisters: Mrs. Dora Jouett of Brighton and Mrs. Nettie Wahl of Godfrey; and a brother: Martin Long of Moro.

BETTIS, Marie A. (Brogdon); b: 17Nov1918, Jacksonville, IL; d: 9Sep1994, Springfield, IL; bu: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL; m: (not stated); fa: Gilbert Henry Brogdon; mo: Mary Ellen Stephens. Survived by two sons: Greg Boston of Rochester and John Boston of Branson, MO; three daughters: Donna Lowder and Linda K. Rachford, both of Springfield, and Judith A. Parrish of Auburn; a sister: Lela Fernandes of South Jacksonville; eight grand and 15 g-grandchildren; and a special friend: Paul Bettis of Springfield. Preceded by her husband; Charles F. Garlits; and a son: Robert.

BETTS, Fay I. (Hulett); b: (not stated); d: 18May1976, Hannibal, MO; bu: Hannibal, MO; m: John P. Betts (date and place not stated); fa & mo: (not stated). Husband preceded in death. A native of Chandlerville and a former Jacksonville resident, she was 89 years of age at time of death. Survived by the following children: Morris Betts of Monroe City, MO and Mrs. Maxine McDonnell of Lakewood, CA; three grandchildren, one being Barbara Johnson of Jacksonville; and four great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Sarah Porwiski, Ben Porwiski of Winchester being a son-in-law. She is also survived by two brothers and a sister: Kenneth Hulett of Kansas City, MO, Howard Hulet of Hannibal, and Nina, living in California.

BETZ, Howard R.; b: 3Feb1902, Chandlerville, IL; d: 13Jan1983, Beardstown, IL; bu: (not stated); m: Mabel Sapp on 30Jun1936 (place not stated); fa: John Betz; mo: Mary Catherine Livingston. Wife preceded in death 24Oct1974. Survived by one brother: Franklin Betz of Beardstown.

BEUSCHEL, Rose (Holmes); b: 1897, Greene Co., IL; d: 29Dec1989, Jerseyville, IL; bu: Carrollton, IL; m: Sam Beuschel (date and place not stated); fa: Thomas Holmes; mo: Matilda Johnisee. Husband preceded in death. Survived by five daughters: Irene Steffens of Lincoln, Hazel Holder of Kane, Lena Newell of East Alton, Martha Pallock of Granite City and Betty Voyles of Quincy; two sons: Bob King of White Hall and James Beuschel of Ellis Grove; 19 grand, 32 g-grand and six g-g-grandchildren. Preceded by three children and one grandchild.

BEYER, Lucille (Hudson); b: 10Apr1907, Greene Co., IL; d: 30Nov1979, Wrights, IL; bu: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Wrights, IL; m: William H. Beyer (date and place not stated); fa: John W. Hudson; mo: Tessa Burton. Husband preceded in death 24Nov1974. Survived by a sister: Mrs. John (Alvera) Boirun of Jupiter, FL; and two brothers: Ronald Hudson of Wrights and John Hudson of Barstow, CA

BEVER, Ula (Mitchell); b: 5Mar1887, Waverly, IL; d: 13Mar1987, Jacksonville, IL; bu: Waverly, IL; m: Grover Bever in March, 1911 in Springfield, IL; fa: George Mitchell; mo: Anna Dettman. Husband preceded in death in January, 1965. Resident of Waverly, IL Survived by one nephew: George Mitchell of Franklin; one great-niece: Janet Mitchell of Waverly; and several cousins. Preceded by four brothers and one sister.

BEYERS, Mary Louella (Kinney); b: 19Oct1912, Zanesville, Ohio; d: 30Jul1985, Springfield, IL; bu: Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; m: Melvin A. Beyers on 22Dec1951 in Alliance, Ohio; fa: Richard L. Kinney; mo: Nancy Moore. Husband preceded in death 10 Nov 1983. Resident of Loami, IL Survived by one daughter: Mrs. William E. (Margie) Higgason of Loami; one son: Gary L. Hein of Oakley, IL; three grand and three g-grandchildren; one sister: Betty J. Pinkerton of Birmingham, Ala.; and three nephews. Preceded by three brothers: Richard W. Kinney, James Kinney and Robert Kinney.

BEYERS, Melvin A.; b: 16Aug1908, Maurice, IA; d: 10Nov1983, Springfield, IL; bu: Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; m: Mary Louella Hein on 22Dec1951 in Alliance, Ohio; fa: Melvin Byers; mo: Martha (surname not stated). Resident of Loami; formerly of Princeton, IL A former mayor of Loami, IL WWII vet. Survived by his wife; one step-daughter: Mrs. William E. (Margie) Higgason of Loami; one step-son: Gary L. Hein of Oakley; three grandchildren; one sister: Henrietta Vanes of San Jose, CA; two step-sisters: Elsie Gasser of Lawton, IA and Burdella Korver of Orange City, IA; two step-brothers: Larry DeCook of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Bernard DeCook of Lakewood, Colorado. Preceded by one step-sister.


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