Litchfield Monitor, 2-24-1904 Friday
Mrs. Margaret SNOOK, a pioneer resident of Hornsby, died at the home of her son, John SNOOKS (SNOOK), at that place, Saturday morning aged 63 years.Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis
Loretta S. Tholen Smith, 93, of Modern Care Convalescent Facility, died there Monday evening, Nov. 11, 1991.
She was born Jan 24, 1898, in Ohio, a daughter of John J. and Christina Morschauser Shork. She married Roy D. Tholen on Nov. 27, 1923, in Beardstown. He died July 27, 1952. She later married Joe Smith in Beardstown. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Roy D. Tholen of Jacksonville and John Tholen of Lake Mills, Wis.; one daughter, Barbara Slaby of Pinellas Park, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Fagan of Springfield, Margaret Lewis of Palo Alto, Calif. And Eleanor Dabulis of Scottsdale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by one brother, John J. Shork.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Our Saviour Church. She was a housekeeper for eight years for Father Eugene Griffin in Kampsville and for five years was housekeeper for Our Saviour's priests.
Funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Our Saviour with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield. Family will meet friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home, with prayer services at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Church of Our Saviour.
Submitted by Dan Tholen
Reuben Robert Smith died at the family home, 816 Beesley avenue, Friday morning at 4:30 o'clock after a lingering illness extending over a period of one and one half years.
Deceased was the son of J. Z. and Carrie Baptist Smith and was born in this city July 27, 1891 and had spent his entire life here. He was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Gilliland in this city March 25, 1911.
He is survived by his widow, his father and two brothers, Arthur Smith of Kansas City and Sergeant Joseph Smith of the regular army, who is now on duty in Texas.
Mr. Smith was a member of Northminster Presbyterian church and was a man highly respected by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held from Northminster church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Walter E. Spoonts with burial in Jacksonville cemetery.
Jacksonville Daily Journal, April 17, 1917
A large number of relatives and friends gathered in Northminster church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock to attend the funeral of Reuben R. Smith. Services were in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Walter E. Spoonts, who spoke words of consolation and hope to the sorrowing relatives. Hymns were sung by Miss Margaret Fernandes, Miss Esther Spoonts, Hiram Day and Everett Fernandes. There were many beautiful floral offerings and these were cared for by Mrs. Myrtle Fernandes, Mrs. Jennie Vieira and Miss Una Nunes. Burial was in Jacksonville cemetery, the bearers being Frank German, Arthur Templin, Arthur Ellis, Thomas DeFreitas, Frank Crabtree and Benjamin McCarty.