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Mrs. William Sampson died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 3, 1949 at the Moweaqua Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. She became ill last November and her condition had grown steadily worse. Funeral services were conducted from the Lovins Funeral Home Monday afternoon, Sept. 5 at 2:00. The Rev. Robert W. McWilliams officiated. Mrs. Welma Bridges and Mrs. Robert McWilliams sang, with Mrs. Ella Hill at the piano. Burial was in Windsor Cemetery. The casket bearers were T.B. Athey, Ray Edwards, C.L. Bowen, A.D. Buckley, Ollie Baugher and Ed Anderson. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. C.H. Minor, Mrs. Mary Parnell, Mrs. Bart Storm, Mrs. C.L. Bowen, Mrs. Ollie Baugher, Mrs. Gladys Bragg, Mrs. A.D. Buckley and Mrs. Delosse Evans.

Mrs. Sampson, as Belle Hood, was born Feb. 14, 1879 in Windsor, the daughter of Aaron and Jane Hood. She was united in marriage to William E. Sampson on June 18, 1899 at Bruce, by the Rev. D.T. Black. One son, Virgil was born to this union but preceded his mother in death at the age of twenty-one months old. Mr. and Mrs. Sampson were married 50 years last June, but owing to her illness, the day was passed quietly.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church, and Eden Rebekah Lodge No. 118 of Windsor, she having served as Noble Grand of the organization and various other offeces and was a faithful member as long as her health permitted. Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, Frank Hood of Chicago, two nieces and two nephews, also of Chicago.


Mrs. Ollie (Bessie Ray) Sampson, 84, of Sullivan died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1979 in East View Manor, Sullivan. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. McMullin Funeral Home, Sullivan was in charge. Memorials to: East View Manor in honor of employees.

Mrs. Sampson was born in Moultrie Co., a daughter of Robert and Sarah Ray. She married Ollie Sampson, who died in 1966. Surviving is her brother, Johnnie Ray of Sullivan. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.


Claude Sampson of Mattoon, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at a nursing home in Mattoon. He was 80 years old. He leaves his wife Pauline, brothers Fred and Ollie of Sullivan, sister Mrs. Bart (Marie) Tull of Allenville, step-daughter Mrs. Mabel Burnett of Mattoon and Step-son John Miller of Mattoon. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30 in Mattoon. Interment was in Graham Chapel Cemetery near Coles Station.

SAMPSON, Garnetta

Mrs. Walter (Garnetta Bragg) Sampson, 95, of sullivan died at 3:35 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 1978 in St. Mary's hospital, Decatur. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in McMullin Funeral Home, Sullivan, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in French Cemetery, Allenville.

She was born in Moultrie County, a daughter of Mark and Josephine Bragg. She was a member of New Liberty Church of Christ, Sullivan. She married Walter Sampson, who died in 1951. Surviving are foster son, Gerald Bragg of Sullivan, foster brother, Clyde Shaw of Sullivan, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

SAMPSON, George W.

George W. Sampson, for many years a Sullivan business man, died at his home here (Sullivan) \Monday night after having been ill for several months. In recent years Mr. Sampson was engaged in the sewing machine and electrical appliance business. At the time of his death he was 67 years, 2 months and 9 days of age. He was born May 25, 1864, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bishop Sampson. He grew to manhood here and on May 25, 1886 was united in marriage with Miss Anna B. Norris. Two children were born to this union. After her death, he was united in marriage with Miss Vinnie Tabor in 1901. She and the two children survive. They are Roy Sampson of Portsmouth OH and Miss Lelia Sampson of Chicago. Both were here at their father's bedside during his last days. He also leaves his brother William and sister Susie of this city.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon from the McMullin Funeral Home and were conducted by Rev. Leland L. Laurence. Interment was in Greenhill Cemetery. The pall bearers were Harve Hawkins, Verne Gifford, Cy Robinson, E.O. Dunscomb, Orman Newbould and Jack Myers.


Mrs. Lucy Sampson, an old resident of Lovington, died Sunday at St. Mary's hospital in Decatur. She was seventy-three years old. She had been ill for the last two weeks. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. She leaves a number of grandchildren and a nephew in Lovington, with whom she made her home. The funeral will be held in Lovington, but the time has not been decided on. The body was taken to the Monson chapel.

Decatur Review, Monday Evening, April 30, 1923, page 3


Funeral services for Ollie Sampson, 78 of Sullivan were held Tuesday, March 22 1966 at the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan. Rev. Fred Schmidt officiated and burial was in Greenhill Cemetery. Mr. Sampson died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Mattoon Memorial Hospital. He was born May 23, 1887 in Moultrie Co., a son of Edgar and Jessie Reed Sampson. Surviving are his widow, Bessie, a brother, Fred Sampson of Sullivan and a sister, Mrs. Marie Tull of Allenville.


Funeral services for Walter Sampson of near Bruce were held Thursday afternoon (d. Sept. 25, 1951) at the Lovins Funeral Home in Windsor. Interment was in the Allenville (French) Cemetery. Mr. Sampson passed away early Tuesday morning at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1882, a son of Edgar and Jessie Reed Sampson. He is survived by his wife, Garnetta, a sister, Mrs. Bart (Marie) Tull of Allenville, and four brothers, Ollie and Fred of Sullivan, William of Windsor and Claude of Mattoon.

b: 3 Sep 1917 in Moultrie Co.
d: 30 Mar 1999 in Urbana
bur: Mackville Cem., Atwood
par: Henry & Iva Kinney Evans
mar: Francis R. Sanders on 3 Apr 1937 at Atwood children: Marvin, Norman

SATTERFIELD, Rosalie Lilly

SCHEER, Frederick Theodore

Frederick Theodore Scheer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Scheer, was born in Quincy, Illinois, August 10, 1843, and died in St. Mary's hospital in Decatur, June 17, 1919.

He enlisted from Macon county, Illinois, August 27, 1862, and served under command of General Sherman to the close of the war. After the war he moved to Moultrie county and married Margaret A. Crowder, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Crowder, February 13, 1868.

Mr. Scheer was a member of the Wash Alexander Post, No. 176, GAR. He was also a charter member of the Bethany lodge No. 681 Knights of Pythias.

He leaves a wife, 4 children: Mrs. Lula Belle Price of Findlay, C. C. Scheer of Jesup, Iowa, T. G. Scheer of Bethany, and R. A. Scheer of Macon; 3 sisters, Mrs. Phillip Martin and Mrs. W. S. Bates of Omaha, Nebraska, and Mrs. Z. H. Clark of Houston, Texas; and 2 brothers, Phillip Scheer of Stanford, Nebraska, and J. E. Scheer of Rosedale, Kansas.

The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in the C. P. Church and was conducted by Revs. J. A. McLane and J. E. Williams.

Bethany Echo newspaper, Friday, June 20, 1919

SCHWARTZ, Joseph Fredrick "Fred"
b: 6 Jan 1923 in Bethany
d: 24 Jul 1999 in Sullivan
bur: Marrowbone Twp. Cem.
par: Ernest Bliss and Fredora Fern Mathias Schwartz
mar: Helen Parris on 14 Sept 1950 in Sullivan
children: Joseph M. Schwartz; Deborah Ann Schwartz

SHAIN, Orvilla

Mrs. Orvilla Shain, 63, died at her home. Services were held on Monday, March 22 at the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan. She was born in Moultrie County June 18, 1912, a daughter of Leo and Alma Wiseley. She married Walter Shain on March 14, 1931 in Sullivan. She was a member of the First Church of God.

Mrs. Shain leaves her husband, sons LeRoy of Wichita KS, Charles of Mattoon, John, Russell, and Ray of Sullivan, James of Murphysboro and Donald of Mesa, AZ, and a foster son, Kenneth Cole of Sullivan, daughters, Betty Turnbow of Waynesboro, Mrs. Shirley Turnbow and Mrs. Barbara Watkins of Sullivan, Mrs. Kay Kearney of Lovington, sisters, Mrs. W.M. Conner of Los Angeles CA, Mrs. Alta Nelson of Alpine CA, 35 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death.

SHARP, Adlai Denton

Adlai Denton Sharp, who lived at Newburg, MO and a former resident of Moultrie Co. died in Clinton OK on Thursday. He was 68 years of age and was a retired railroad switch foreman.

He was the son of John R. and Frankie Taylor Sharp. Surviving him are his wife, Marguerite, sons Kenneth of California, Charles of Clinton OK, Dana of Missouri, and daughters Iona at home, Mrs. Ruby Northedge of Royal Oak, MI, Mrs. Doris Wilson of Omaha, NB, a brother Charles of Bruce, Dick Sharp of Decatur, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Sampson of Sullivan.

The body was sent to the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan, where arrangements are not completed at this time. (Services were held at the Funeral Home, Burial in the Whitfield Cemetery east of Bruce, IL)

SHARP, Dick Taylor

Funeral services were held at Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home in Decatur at 1:30 pm Saturday for Dick Taylor Sharp of Decatur. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Sharp, a retired farmer has lived in Decatur for 15 years, where he had moved from Shelbyville. He died at 4:45 pm Wednesday in Decatur Macon County Hospital. Mr. Sharp, a son of John R. and Frankie Taylor Sharp, was born oct. 18, 1891 in Moultrie Co. He leaves his wife, the former Jennie Ringo, 3 sons, Louis Dee, of Wheatland, ND, Arthur of Black Springs, NV and Floyd of Decatur, 6 daughters, Mrs. George (Rayma) Shride of Blue Mound, Mrs. Glen (Mary) Hutton of Moweaqua, LaDena Sharp of Decatur, Mrs. James (June) Tate of Decatur, Mrs. Grover (Leone) Etherton of Mount Auburn, and Mrs. Max (Anna) Cowgill of Decatur, 39 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Fred (Nellie) Sampson of Sullivan and a brother, Charles of Bruce.

SHARP, Mrs. Frankie Ann (Taylor)

Mrs. John Sharp passed away at the family home in Bruce Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 1928, her death causing general sorrow throughout the community. Mrs. Sharp was seriously ill early in the spring, and after lying at the point of death, she got so that she could walk about. A week ago she took down again and gradually grew worse until the end came. Her maiden name was Frankie Ann Taylor, and she was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Taylor, now deceased at Sullivan on September 25, 1865, and grew to womanhood there.

On August 6, 1889 she married John Sharp, and a few years later the couple came to Bruce, where they have since made their home. Mrs. Sharp was a faithful Church member from girlhood. Since coming to Bruce, she was a member of the Bruce Methodist Church and until ill health prevented her was very active in the work of the Church.

Besides her husband she leaves 4 sons, Roeland J., Dick T., and Charles of Bruce and Adlai D. of Huron, South Dakota, one daughter, Mrs. Nellie C. Sampson of Bruce, 4 brothers, William Taylor of Kansas, M.B. Taylor of Lovington, James Taylor of Springfield, and Lee Taylor of Sullivan, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Fread and Mrs. Hattie Pifer of Sullivan, 20 grandchildren and several other relatives. Two daughters, Pearl and Leota preceded the mother in death. All the living children were here when the end came.

Funeral services were held at Bruce Church Thursday afternoon, with Rev. D.A. Shuck in charge, assisted by Rev. R.A. Illk. Burial was in Whitfield Cemetery.

SHARP, John R.

John R. Sharp was born March 16, 1863, a son of James King Sharp and Minerva Jane Hull Sharp. John Sharp, a well known resident of this city died suddenly of a heart attach Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Sampson. Funeral services were held in the Bruce Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Whitfield Cemetery. Rev. D.A. Shuck was in charge.

Mr. Sharp was 73 years of age and spent most of his life in the Bruce community. He was married to Frankie Taylor, who preceded him in death. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp were the parents of 7 children, 2 daughters have died, those surviving: Roeland of Sullivan, Adlai of Bruce, Dick of Shelbyville, Charles of Bruce, Mrs. Fred (Nellie) Sampson of Sullivan. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Burress of Dalton City, Mrs. Jane Swank of Dunn, and Mrs. John Bragg of Sullivan. There are 26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


Roe Sharp passed away suddenly Saturday evening at 5 o'clock in St. Mary's Hospital. He suffered injuries November 25, when he fell at the East End elevator of the Sullivan Grain Co. where he was employed. He was recovering satisfactorily for a time. His death was caused by complications from his injuries. He was born Feb. 27, 1890. Survivors are his wife Rosa, 2 sons, Lewis of this city, and Chester of Morrisonville, a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Heiland of Sullivan, 3 brothers, Dick of Moweaqua, Addie of Newburg, MO, and Charles of Bruce, also a sister, Mrs. Nellie Sampson of Sullivan. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 Monday afternoon in the McMullin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. D.M. Talley. Interment was in the Whitfield Cemetery.

SHAW, Sylvia Marie (Brunson)
b: 1 Mar 1920 in Metcalf
d: 29 July 1999 in Urbana
bur: Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in rural Mattoon
par: Ralph A. and Minnie M. Leffler Brunson
mar: James Lewis Shaw 25 May 1946
children: Mrs. Tom (Mary Katherine) Smith, Mrs. Fred (Karen) Carlen

SICKAFUS, Nathan Henry

BETHANY ECHO April 19, 1946

Nathan Henry Sickafus, son of Jacob and Martha Sickafus, was born June 7, 1867, near Bethany, where he spent the greater part of his life. He departed from this life April 15, 1946, at his home near Bethany at the age of seventy years.

He accepted his Master and joined the Oak Grove Baptist church near Dunn, when a young man, and remained a faithful member until his passing.

He was married to Effie Travis, November 23, 1898. Their lives were happy together until her passing five years ago.

To this union were born five children who survive him; Edward of Overland, Missouri; Otto at home; Mrs. Esther Tilford of Gays; and Mrs. Irene McGee of Sullivan.

He also leaves eight grandchildren, the oldest, Corporal Marvyn Tilford is on his way home after serving his country in both theaters of World War II. There are three sisters: Mrs. Laura Sharp and Mrs. Emma McGee of Bethany; and Mrs. Nettie Monroe of Dalton City; besides one brother, Ernest Sickafus of Lakewood, Illinois. In addition there is a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Roy Shelton officiating.

The music was furnished by Mrs. Louise Keown and Kenneth Queen accompanied at the piano by Miss Elma Mulholland.

The pall bearers were Waldo McGee, Clarence Mitchell, Arvil Butts, Reo Collins, C.F. Standerfer and Mr. Collins.

The floral tribute was carried by Cathryn Hudson, Violet Sickafus, Mildred White, Gladys Queen, Ruth Meyer and Edith Cheney.

Interment was in the Bethany cemetery.


BETHANY ECHO January 10, 1941

Mrs. Effie May Sickafus, wife of Nathan H. Sickafus, died at 10:15 p.m., Sunday in the St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur. She had been in failing health for some time and was operated on about ten days ago. Her condition seemed to be improved but she suffered a relapse.

She was born November 7, 1878, in Moultrie county, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Travis. She is survived by her husband her mother, Mrs. George Travis, of this community; two sons, Edward of St. Louis, and Otto of Lake Port, Florida, two daughters, Mrs. Esther Tilford of Gays, and Mrs. Irene McGee of Gillespie; and one brother, Elsie of this community.

The funeral services were delayed a few days on account of the difficulty of locating her son, Otto, who is working in Florida. No reply could be received from him until Tuesday noon, and he stated that he was returning to Bethany for the funeral. The time of the funeral was set for Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Cumberland Presbyterian church with Rev. R.I. Carpenter officiating.

Word was later received Wednesday morning that it would be impossible to come to Bethany at this time due to difficulties beyond his control.


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BETHANY ECHO January 17, 1941

Otto Sickafus was robbed at Jacksonville, Florida, on his way to Bethany to attend his mother's funeral.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Cumberland Presbyterian church for Mrs. Nathan Sickafus who passed away Sunday in the St. Mary's hospital in Decatur following an operation.

Rev. R.I. Carpenter officiated. The music was furnished by Mrs. Russell Keown, Miss June Jones, Harold McLaughlin and George Carpenter with Miss Elma Mulholland at the piano.

The pallbearers were Virgil Collins, Reo Collins, Waldo McGee, Kenneth Queen, C.F. Standerfer and Arvil Butts.

The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Virgil Collins, Mrs. John Emel, Mrs. Kenneth Queen and Mrs. Ruth Meyers.

Interment was in Bethany cemetery.

SMITH, Ardelia K.

Mrs. Ardelia K. Smith passed away at the home of her son, William L. Smith on South State Street, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. She had been failing in health for sometime and at the end was not unexpected. Death was due to a complication of diseases.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Lovington Free Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. D. Foster. Burial will be in the Hewitt Cemetary. The pall bearers are J. H. Buress, N.A. Redding, S.L. Switzer, J.Y. Bailey, Jack Kearny and C.W. Dixon.

Ardelia Kansas Bailey, daughter of John Henry and Elizabeth Bailey, was born N.W. of Lovington, IL July 4, 1860. She departed this life, Oct. 10, 1928, aged 68 yrs, 3 months and 6 days. She had spent practically her entire life in this community and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

The deceased was unite din marriage to S. Lowell Smith and to this union 12 children were born, 3 of whom died in infancy. The living children are: Clint Smith of Fairfield, Bessie, wife of Dillard Hopkins, of kaw, OK; Effie, wife of C.D. Johnson of blackwell, OK; Benj, Smith at home; Verne Smith of Sullivan; Wm. and Paul Smith of Lovington; Belva, wife of Desio Barbetti, also of this city; and Russell Smith of Blackwell, OK. Mr. Smith passed away 8 yrs. ago last July.

Mrs. Smith had been a member of the Free Methodist Church for a number of years.

SMITH, Claude


Claude E. Smith, 73, of Sullivan died at 12:20 p.m. Monday in his home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

Born Jan. 17, 1908 in Indiana, he was a son of Samuel and Viola Irans Smith. He was a retired farmer and member of the First United Methodist Church in Bethany. He married Diamond Weaver Dec. 27, 1931 in Bethany, and she survives.

He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Euphama) Lofland of Shelbyville. One daughter, three brothers and one sister prececed him in death.

SMITH, Diamond


Mrs. Claude (Diamond Rebecca Weaver) Smith, 87, of Sullivan died at 1:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation from 6 to 8 tonight (Wednesday). Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.

Mrs. Smith was born April 5, 1911 in Bethany, the daughter of Lonnie and Emma Bonner Weaver. She was retired from Hezzy's Restaurant and Bowling Alley in Sullivan and was a member of the Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur. She married Claude Smith Dec. 27, 1931 in Bethany, and he died Dec., 7, 1981.

Surviving is a brother, Wilbur Dale Weaver of Lovington; a sister, Sylvia Lindley of Sullivan, and several nieces and nephews who will miss her very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, one brother and four sisters. Memorials are suggested to the Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur.


Noah Smith, 93, of Sullivan died at Beals Rest Home. He was born in Shelby Co. and married Bessie Stinnett on March 9, 1902 in Shelby Co. He was in the Real Estate business, a member of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Smith leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. C.O. (Opal) Frederick, a sister, Mrs. Ella Murray Oakley, one granddaughter, Joy Frederick Bungartener, and two grandsons. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.

SMITH, William S.

SNOW, Eleanor
b: 10 Nov 1930 in Macon Co, IL
d: 5 Mar 1999 in Scotsdale, AZ
par: Lawrence & Dorothy Abraham
mar: Ed Snow on 23 Feb 1952
children: Tom, Terry, Jill Smelzer

SNOW, Larry
b: 12 Oct 1931 in Bethany
d: 25 Mar 1999 in Decatur
bur: Marrowbone Cem.
par: Carl & Mary Cordray Snow
mar: Lyndall Joan Zumbaum on 5 Apr 1959
children: Daniel, Karen Wagner, Jennifer Forbes

SONA, Mrs. Grace

b: 18 Dec 1881, near Allenville, Moultrie Co., IL
d: 1959 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL
bur: Greenhill Cem., Sullivan, IL
par: John R. and Maggie Martin
mar: Fred Sona
children: Hal, Helen Rotz

SPENCER, Charlene

Charlene Spencer Dies from Heart Trouble

Charlene Spencer, 12, daughter of Mrs. Dessio Barbetti of Lovington, died in St. Mary's hospital, Decatur, early Wednesday. The death resulted from decompensation of the heart.

Charlene was born in Kentucky in December, 1928. She was a pupil in the seventh grade of the Lovington Elementary school. She leaves her mother; two brothers, Everett Spencer of Lovington and Ray Spencer of Fort Knox, Ky., and a half-sister Lucille Barbetti of Chicago.

Funeral Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Thursday in the Lovington Church of God by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Tiesel. Burial was in Kellar Cemetary.

STEVENS, Margaret Ellen
b: 8 Sep 1923 in Jefferson Co.
d: 26 May 1999 in Sullivan
bur: Dodge Grove Cem. in Mattoon
par: Raymond & Margaret Gibbs McClure
mar: 7 Aug 1943 to Lee E. Stevens
children: Mary Hutchings

STEWART, Mary Jewel
b: 18 Mar 1903 in KY
d: 30 May 1999 in Jackson, Miss.
bur: Greenhill Cem.
par: William Jessie & Virginia Belle Capshaw Denham
mar: David Donrad Stewart on 1 Nov 1921
children: David, Jr., William Paul, &Mary Anita

b: 23 Jan 1911 in Moultrie Co.
d: 6 Sep 1999 in Sullivan
bur: Greenhill Cem. in Sullivan
par: David and Jennie Greenwood Sullivan
mar: Eileen Myers on 27 Jun 1936
children: Michael, Brenda Beavers, Jean Ann Glasnovich and Susan Rauch

SUTTON, Donald W.
b: 6 Sep 1937 in Sullivan, IL
d: 16 Mar 1999
bur: Windsor Cem.
par: Ellis & Lavern Crissup Sutton
mar: Nellie A. Sanders on 29 Jun 1959 in Sullivan

bur: Lynn Creek Cem., Moultrie Co.
children: Johnny, Stephanie

TILLEY, Mylbra A. (Sharpe)

Mrs. Sam (Mylbra A. Sharpe) Tilley, 88 of Decatur, formerly of Shelbyville, died at 4:10 am Webnesday September 27, 1978 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday in Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with visitation after 9:30 am Friday. Burial willl be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Memorials: First Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville.

She was born in Sullivan, daughter of William and Martha Sharpe. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She was a member of Shelby County Retired Teachers Association, First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville and Eastern Star Lodge and Rebakah Lodge, both of Tower Hill. She married Sam Tilley, who died in 1964. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

TROESCH, Beverly "Joan"
b: 4 Feb 1930 in Decatur
d: 15 May 1999 in Springfield
bur: Graceland Cem.
par: Herbert A. & Audrey E. Pults Stafford mar: Jack B. Troesch in Oct 1948 in KY
Children: Parn Cummings, Jackie Voiles, Donna Schum

b: 9 Feb 1924 in KY
d: 15 May 1999 in Windsor
bur: Greenhill Cem.
par: Ernest B. & Julie May Leggett Tyler
mar: Grace M. Cummings in 1967
children: John B., Sue Guian, Linda Gallaway, Winifred Sedivey, Brenda Arions


Mrs. Lanola Valentine died on January 14, 1947. She was born in Moultrie County, a daughter of Charles and Minnie Jenne Kenney. She was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by her husband Floyd, mother, Mrs. Minnie Ray, a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Lois) Sentel, all of Sullivan, two brothers, Henry Kenney of Dalton City, Lloyd Kenney of Sullivan, and a grandson, Leslie Sentel. Services were held at McMullin Funeral Home officiated by Rev. George Schmink. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.

VanDeVEER, Charles
b: 29 Sep 1917 in Moultrie Co.
d: 26 Mar 1999 in Decatur
bur: Arthur Cem.
par: William & Bessie Kendall VanDeVeer
mar: Doris Bratton on 26 Apr 1941 in Cape Girardeau, MO
children: Diane Black, Elizabeth Stutler, William

WAGGONER, Willis Fred

Willis Fred Waggoner died Sat. July 1, 1972 at a Veterans Hospital in Danville. He lived in Lovington, and was a member of the Christian Church of Bruce IL. He was born Dec. 1, 1904 in Moultrie County, the son of Willis and Margaret Waggoner. On June 30, 1952 he married Nellie L. McClung in Pickett AR.

Mr. Waggoner leaves his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Edwards of Rockford, Mrs. Rex (Ruth) Garrett of Gays, and a brother, Rex of Decatur. Funeral services will be at 10:30 Tues. morning at McMullin Funeral Home in Lovington, conducted by Rev. Jerry Elmore. Internemt will be in the Kellar Cemetery.

WALKER, Nettie Reynolds

Mrs. Nettie Reynolds Walker, 85, of Windsor died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shelbyville County Hospital. Funeral services were at the First United Methodist Church in Windsor, and burial in Windsor Cemetery. Lovins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Windsor Methodist Church or Shelbyville Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Walker was born near Windsor to Benjamin and Martha Reynolds. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and Winsor American Legion Auxiliary. She married Willis Walker in 1913 and he died in 1954. She leaves a son, Cecil of Windsor, daughters, Mrs. Albin (Vera) Roellig, and Mrs. Calvin (Gloria) Giesler, both of Windsor, a sister, Mrs. Leota Ringo of Belvidere, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

WALLACE, Donna Faye Kibler
b: 23 Apr 1936 in Mattoon
d: 18 Mar 1999
bur: Greenhill Cem.
par: Oral A. & Corine Kibler
mar: Andrew E. Wallace on 30 Mar 1956
children: Steven, Robert W., Sr.

WARD, Clarence

WARD, Dorothy

WEAVER, Alonzo


Alonzo Weaver, son of Riley and Rebecca Weaver, was born at Mason, Ill, June 13, 1878 and departed this life, September 25, 1944. He had lived near Lovington for the past twelve years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Weaver, and the following children: Mrs. Leah Eckle, of Lake City; Mrs. Opal Karns, of Hartford, Ill; Mrs. Sylvia Lindley of Moweaqua; Mrs. Diamond Smith, of Findlay; James Weaver, U.S. Army, Camp Shelby, Mississippi and Wilbur Weaver, of Lovington. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother; Mrs. Flora Richert, of Farina; Mrs. Hattie Tappe of Farina; Mrs. Iva Sigrist, of Logatee, Ill., and Earl Weaver of Logatee, Ill.

Funeral services under the direction of McMullin Funeral home were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Bethany M.E. church conducted by Rev. C.E. Barnett, with interment in Bethany cemetery.

Lonnie Weaver, 66, better known as "Happy" passed away suddenly Monday, while helping a neighbor. With several other men, they were engaged in filling a silo. Mr. Weaver was assisting, when suddenly he fell while loading a rack with corn. He was as well as usual and had not complained of feeling ill.

WEAVER, Emma Bonner


Funeral services for Mrs. Lonnie (Emma Bonner) Weaver, 95, of Lovington were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the McMullin Funeral Home in Lovington. Burial was in the Bethany Cemetery.

She died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday in Hawthorne Lodge in Sullivan. Born June 15, 1887 in Kinmundy, she was a daughter of James and Eliza Hooten Bonner. She married Lonnie Weaver in 1904 in Altamont, and he died in October, 1944.

Surviving are a son, Wilbur Dale of Lovington; daughters, Irene Eckel of Decatur, and Sylvia Lindley and Diamond Smith, both of Sullivan; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. One brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

The family suggests memorials to the Lovington Ambulance Fund.

WEAVER, Wilbur Dale


Services for Wilbur Dale "Pickle" Weaver, 74, of Lovington were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Christian Church in Lovington with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.

He died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999 in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

Born July 7, 1925 in Lake City, he was the son of Lonnie "Hap" and Emma Bonner Weaver. He was formerly employed by the Brown Shoe Factory, worked on a farm and was employed by the Lovington Street Dept. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Lovington, the Moose Club in Decatur, the Lovington Fire Dept. and the Sons of the American legion.

Survivors include a sister, Sylvia Lindley of Sullivan. Five Sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

WEBB, Henry Francis

Funeral services for Henry Francis Webb, 69, of Sullivan will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 7, 1980). Rev. Henry Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Mr. Webb died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday in his home.

Born Nov. 16, 1910 in Moultrie County, he was a son of Henry Harrison and Nora Ethel Hicks Webb. A retired employee of the Brown Shoe Company, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and Mayflower Society in Sullivan. He married Vivian Sutton Feb. 1, 1936 in Sullivan.

Survivors include his wife, daughter, Mrs. Carl (Delila) Elder of Sullivan, sisters. Viola Webb, Mrs. J.E. (Bertha) Beck, Mrs. Louis (Wilma) Fishel and Mrs. Robert (Fern) Patient, all of Sullivan. Memorials to the Fields-Wright Medical Center are suggested.

WEBB, Mrs. Nora Ethel (Hicks)

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Ethel Webb, 85, of Sullivan were held in McMullin Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died in East View Nursing Home in Sullivan.

She was born in Cumberland Co. Sept. 6, 1888, a daughter of Levi and Sarah Wells Hicks and married Henry Webb Feb. 6, 1910 in Moultrie Co. He died Jan. 11, 1950. She was a member of the Baptist Church and Rebekah Lodge. She leaves one son, Francis, of Sullivan, daughters, Viola Webb, Mrs. Robert (Ferne) Patient, Mrs. Junior Beck, and Bertha Webb, all of Sullivan, Mrs. Louis (Wilma) Fishel of Decatur, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

WELTON, Andrew Otto

Andrew Otto Welton, 87, of 1463 N. Maple St. died 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home, with visitation 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Mount Zion.

Mr. Welton was born in Lovington, a son of Andrew and Mary Jay Ray Welton. He was retired from Illinois Central Railroad and also Mueller Co. He married Sarah Frazier. She died in January.

Surviving are sons, Ezra of Decatur; William of Clinton; daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Irene) Binkley of Warrensburg; step-daughters, Mrs. George (Maxine) Henne of Decatur; Mildred Fitzsimmons of Charleston; three grand-children; one great-grandchild.

Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Decatur Review, Wed., Mar 12, 1975, p. 34

WELTON, Edward

Edward Welton, 66, of 1637 North Clinton street, died in his home at 5:45 p.m. yesterday. He had been seriously ill since Feb 2.

A son of the late Andrew and Mary Jane Welton, he was born in Lovington on June 25, 1877. He married Hattie Gould on Dec. 14, 1905 and the couple moved to Decatur in 1913 from Lovington. Mr. Welton was employed by Black and Co. and was a member of the First Nazarene church here.

He leaves three sons, Fred R. of Peoria, William, of Hobart, Ind. and Harry, Hollywood, Calif., one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Montgomery of Champaign, two brothers, James, Mattoon and Andrew of Decatur, two sisters, Mrs. Lettie Flora, Hammond, Ind., and Mrs. Lillian Ringo of Delavan, and 10 grandchildren.

The body is at the Moran & Sons funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Decatur Review - Mon., June 12, 1994, p. 10

WELTON, James Columbus

James Columbus Welton, 89, of 1305 Marshall, died at 3:30 am today at the Hilltop Nursing Home, Charleston. He had been a patient there since Sunday and had been in failing health since August, 1958.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Thursday at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles E. Chestnut officiating. Burial will be in Hewitt Cemetery three miles northwest of Lovington. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 pm Wednesday.

A retired farmer and laborer, Mr. Welton worked at the Chase Engine Works from 1914 until the plant closed. He had resided at his home on Marshall for 37 years.

He was born Aug 11, 1869 in Dunn Station, Ill. He married Rose Williams at Charleston in 1888 and she died in 1896. He later married Lillie Mae Belcher, who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Johnson, Lovington; sons, Ora O. Welton, Fairgrange; Homer A., Charleston; W. Ray and Clarence A., both of Mattoon, and Rex E., Springfield; a brother, Otto, Mt. Zion, and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Ringo, East Peoria; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.

WHEELER, Lucinda Fleshner

Mrs. Lurinda Fleshner Wheeler, 80 of Shelbyville died Thursday, October 9 in Shelby County Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville. Funeral services were held Monday in Howe and Jockeys Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial was in French Cemetery near Allenville. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Moultrie Co., a daughter of William T. and Eliza Fleshner. She married Lambert Wheeler in 1913, and he preceded her in death.

WHEELER, Virginia
b: 7 Jul 1918
d: 2 May 1999 in MI
bur: Marrowbone Twp. Cem.
par: Harve & Iris Betz Smith
mar: 3 Sep 1966 to Mark O. Wheeler in TN
children: Jack, Thomas, Randel, Patricia Lucas & Shirley Moorhouse

b: 27 Jan 1921 in Kirksville
d: 28 Apr 1999 in Decatur
bur: Greenhill Cem., Sullivan
par: Robert & Sylvia Poland White
mar #1: 15 Dec 1950 to Junia L. Hagerman
mar #2: 25 May 1996 to Mary Kirk Carter
children: Derek & Cara Garrett

WHITE, Junia
d: 19 Jan 1993
bur: Greenhill Cem., Sullivan
mar: Jack White on 15 Dec 1950 in Sullivan
children: Derek, Cara Garratt

WHITE, Leonard

Leonard White, 81 of Decatur died. He spent his youth living in Findlay, and moved to Decatur in 1925. He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Martin of Sullivan, a son, Herschel White of Edwardsville, two step-daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Aylers of Decatur and Mrs. Colleen Lane of Sullivan, three step-sons, Cloyd and Robert Conard of Decatur, and Wayne Conard of Sullivan, two sisters, Mrs. Cora Verbrycle of Cape Girardo MO, and Mrs. Edith Shadow of Sullivan, and a brother, Gillespie of Pana.

Luella V. Wiley
b: 1 Aug 1911 in Bethany
d: 28 Jun 1999 in Sullivan
bur: Marrowbone Cem. in Bethany
par: James Lynn and Serepta Markwell Marshall
mar: Ebb Samuel Wiley on 10 Nov 1928
children: Bill Wiley & one infant daughter


Funeral services were held for Grace Williams on January 13, 1950. She was working at her trade, that of a seamstress and was pressing a garment when she suddenly became ill and fell to the floor. The electric iron, which was on the ironing board had burned almost through the ironing board. As Mrs. Williams lay moaning on the floor, her neighbor across the hall, Mrs. Sampson, heard her trying faintly to call, and opened the door, finding Mrs. Williams on the floor. A physician was called and she was conscious and spoke to him, but died shortly thereafter. She was 64 years of age. Her husband, Mack Williams preceded her in death. She leaves three children, two daughters, Mrs. Marie Gowan of Lovington, and Mrs. Ruth Beem of Sullivan, a son, Milton Williams, two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ira Ballard of Pana. She was a member of the Loyal Daughters class of the Christian church, and Eastern Star. Burial was in Kellar Cemetery in Lovington.


b: 22 Mar 1910 in Martin Co., IN
d: 27 Jul 1999 in Sullivan
bur: Hammond Cem.
par: Paris and Emily Matthews Williams
mar: Elva M. Barcus on 12 Oct 1935 in Decatur
children: Norville Williams, Melvin Williams & Brenda Standerfer

WILSON, Betty Joan

Chicago Daily Tribune, Friday, January 28, 1927

Wilson - Betty Joan, 223 Merrill av., Park Ridge, Ill., beloved daughter of Tyrol and Violet Wilson. Services at chapel, 63d and Harvard, Saturday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m.; interment at Sullivan, Ill.

(The sumbitter, Barb Miroslaw, commented: "Dad said that Betty was playing in the dining room of her home, and "dropped over dead from a heart attack.")

Submitted by: Barb Miroslaw


William B. Winchester of Allenville passed away. He was born April 3, 1858 in Clay Co. IL. he married Alice Snyder in 1877. After she died, he married Edna Reed in 1923. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are his wife Edna, sons Claude E. of Allenville, Clyde of Decatur, Harley of Iowa, and Lloyd E. of Allenville, a sister, Mrs. Maggie Moss of Lowell IN, a brother, Verlie Winchester of Alenville. Services were at the McMullin Funeral Home, by the Rev. Delmar Folley. Burial was in French Cemetery.


RALEIGH, N.C. - James Robert "Jim" Winings, 78, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Gays, IL, died Sunday, May 15, 2005. The funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. today, May 18, at Westover United Methodist Church, Raleigh, N.C. Burial will be in Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. No local service will be conducted.

Mr. Winings was born Nov. 4, 1926 in Gays, IL, to the late Glenn Thomas and Margaret Hicks Winings. He was a devoted Dad who was very civic minded and active in his community. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Penny Winings; brothers, George Winings and Don Winings; sister, Judy Fleichmann. Surviving are his special companion, Mary Byrd of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters, Connie Bechdolt and husband Pat Pettit of Castle Hayne, Penny S. Ledbetter and husband Reid of Olin, N.C., Lynda S. Davis of Shelby; son, Dirk Swart, IV of Apex; 10 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren; sister, Margaret Ann Bruzek and husband, Richard of Windsor, IL; brothers, Gene Winings and wife Irene, Jack Winings and wife Diane, Dave Winings and wife Dorothy all of Illinois, Byron Winings and wife Joyce of California.

Submitted by Byron Winings


A. F. (Bert) Woodruff, well known local resident, who has served Sullivan Township as highway commissioner for two terms, passed away at 10:45 o'clock on Wednesday night at the family home on Washington Street in this city from complications. He had been confined to his bed for about three months. Mr. Woodruff was always very much interested in public affairs and was a member of the local Masonic Lodge. He was born seventy-one years ago on June 7th in the country north of this city, where he spent most of his life. A great grandson, Dwayne Woodruff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellett Woodruff was also born in the same room as he. Besides his wife, Mr. Woodruff leaves a son, Frank Woodruff, and a daughter, Miss Ferne Woodruff. He also leaves six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Eva Roane of Tulsa, OK. Funeral services will be held this (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the McMullin Funeral Home with Rev. Paul M. Curry of Monticello officiating. Interment will take place at Greenhill Cemetery.

Sept. 11, 1940

Submitted by: Linda Furlong


Martha Jane, the daughter of William and Rebecca Brown was born near Arcola, Illinois, January 6, 1842. She passed into the spirit world July 3, 1924. The decendent was united in marriage to Martin Woodruff, July 15, 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff became the parents of six children. Two of these died in infancy. A son and daughter died recently. The daughter, Emma E, the wife of George A. Fields of Sullivan passed away April 3, 1922. The son, A.N. Woodruff died October 21, 1895. The children surviving are Eva R, the wife of Charles G. Roane, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and A.F. Woodruff of Sullivan. Other near relatives surviving are five grandchildren, namely, Frank Woodruff, Waterloo, IA, Lucille Roane, Lincoln, Nebraska, Fern and Paul Woodruff and Eva Fields of Sullivan and three great grandchildren, Ellett, Catherine, and Margaret Woodruff, children of Frank Woodruff of Waterloo, IA.

Mrs. Woodruff united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Sullivan many years ago during the pastorate of B.F. McFadden and was an earnest worker in the church as long as health would permit. She was also affiliated with Rhoda Rebecca Lodge and W.C.T.U. of Sullivan. Mrs. Woodruff was one of a family of ten children and she is the last of the number. Nine preceded her in death. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. The services were attended by a large company of friends and neighbors. Rev. A.L. Casley of Tuscola, a former pastor, delivered the funeral discourse. The pastor of the church assisted in the services. Mesdames Bert McCune and C.W. Tichenor and Messrs. J. B. Martin and Frank Fuson comprised the quartette that sang the funeral hymns.

The casket bearers were Messrs. J. O. Newbould, John L. Bupp, John A. Webb, Carl R. Hill, Thomas G. Hughes, G. S. Thompson. Ladies in charge of the flowers: Miss Mary Brown, Mrs. S.W. Johnson, Miss Julia Brown, Mrs. W. S. Craig, Mrs. N.C. Ellis, Miss Rose Millizen. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery.

--Sullivan Paper-1924

Submitted by: Linda Furlong

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the McMullin Funeral Home for Mrs. Olive Woodruff who passed away in the hospital at Paris Tuesday, April 8. Rev. Walter Theobald will have charge of the service and interment will be made in Greenhill Cemetery. Clifford Elder, Nelson Swinford, Merle Moses, Loren Crowder, Harold Feist, and Morris Diepholtz will serve as casketbearers. Mrs. Woodruff was visiting with her daughter at Paris when she was taken ill and was taken to the hospital in that city. She was born at Newton, Oct. 7, 1879, the daughter of William R and Mary Potter. She was the widow of Bert Woodruff who with one son, Frank, preceded her in death. Surviving are: Her daughter, Mrs. Fern Moss of Paris, one brother; W.W. Potter of ElMonty, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Florence Myers, Mrs. Emma Ray, and Mrs. Martha Bean, all of Sullivan. six grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.


Submitted by: Linda Furlong

YODER, Jerry
b: 14 Sep 1909 in Arthur
d: 5 Jun 1999
bur: Otto Cem. in Arthur
par: Abraham J. & Annie Swartzentruber Yoder
mar: Alta E. Yoder on 19 Nov 1931 in Arthur
children: Edwin J., Henry J., Lewis J., Jerry, Jr., Mary Schrock, Anna Troyer, Elnora Mullett, Kathryn Yoder, Susan Miller

YOUNG, James Otis

Service for James Otis Young, 65, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ellers Mortuary with the Rev. Daniel C. Ketchel officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Calling at the mortuary is 4 to 9 p.m. today. Young, a well know golfer locally and statewide, died in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 1981, following an extended illness.

He was born in Gays, Illinois, Jan. 18, 1916, a son of James and Carrie (Roberts) Young. He was married in Mount Zion, Ill., Jan. 25, 1936, to Mary Louise Brackney, who survives. Young, founder and former owner of Young Distributing Co. in Kokomo, was a long time golfer and participated in numerous local and state tournaments. On three occasions he won what is called the National Left Handers Golf Tournament, in 1967, 1968, and 1972. He finished second in that tournament in 1969.

He participated in the Indiana State Seniors golf tournament and won that event in 1968. Young had also won the Kokomo Senior Tournament on five different occasions and was Kokomo Country Club champion in 1977. Young was owner of Nehi Beverage Co. in Bloomington, Ill. from 1937 to 1945 before coming to Kokomo to open Young Distributing. He retired in 1979.

Also surviving are two sons, James N. and Robert A. Young, both of Kokomo; a daughter, Carol Joy Holloway of Rochester; three sisters, Gertrude Young of Mattoon, Ill., Edith Wetherell of Gays, and Helen Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. His brother Edgar Young, of Kokomo died October 4, 1981, in Kokomo.

Young was a member of Kokomo Elks, Eagles and Moose lodges, Kokomo Country Club, Kokomo American Legion, Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix, 40&8 and phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. Memorials can be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

(1998 update: Gertrude died in 1983, Louise died in 1983, Helen died in 1989 and Edith in 1995)

Kokomo (Ind) Tribune, Fri, Oct 16, 1981

Submitted by [email protected]

YOUNG, Mary Louise

Mary Louise Young, 65, 1522 W. Carter St., Kokomo, Indiana, died Sunday, Dec 18, 1983, in her home, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Sullivan, Ill., May 5, 1918, to Neil and Fern (Waggoner) Brackney. Jan.25, 1936, she married James Otis Young in Mount Zion, Ill. who died Oct 15, 1981. She was a member of First Christian Church of Kokomo. Surviving are two sons, James N. Young of Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert A. Young of Kokomo, a daughter, Carol Joy Holloway of Rochester, Ind., a brother, Vincent E. Brackney of Tipton, Ind., two sisters, Marie Hale of Sullivan and Ruth Brooks of Sullivan; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a son are deceased. Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, is in charge of the private services. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

(Mar 1998 - Ruth Brooks of Sullivan and Vincent E. Brackney of Redlands, CA survive.)

Submitted by Bob Young