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Name: Willard HAGEMAN
Newspaper: Illinoin Star
Date of newspaper: July 1962
Submitter: Pat Hageman

WILLARD HAGEMAN, 61, DIES; FUNERAL TO BE SUNDAY
Willard I. Hageman, 61, retired employee of Beardstown Mills, died at 5 a.m. at his home, 615 East 4th St. He had been under the care of a
physician for quite awhile.


The body was removed to Cline's Funeral Home where friends may call from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Sweitzer in charge. Burial will be in City Cemetery.


Mr. Hageman was a native of Beardstown. He was born here Sept. 17, 1900, son of Edward Freeman and Lulu Belle Irwin Hageman, both now deceased. He was married to Helen V. Orr who died June 1, 1858. He is survived by two sons, Orville and Jack Hageman, both of Beardstown; six grandchildren; five brothers, Edward (Doodle) Hageman, Miller Hageman, John Hageman, Bob Hageman and Paul Hageman, all of Beardstown; and two sisters, Mrs. Verna Fleer of Quincy and Mrs. Virginia (Jennie) Draper of Detroit, Mich.

Name: Mrs. Helen HAGEMAN nee Orr
Newspaper: Illinoin Star
Date of newspaper: June 1958
Submitter: Pat Hageman

MRS. WILLARD HAGEMAN, 45, DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL
Mrs. Helen Hageman, 45, wife of Willard Hageman, 310 Canal street, died at 3 o'clock this morning at Schmitt Memorial hospital, where she ahd been a patient the past six weeks. She was ill the last three years.


Mrs. Hageman was born at Chapin, February 14, 1913, the daughter of Benjamin and Frona Orr, both of whom are now deceased. She was married to Willard Hageman May 7, 1932 at Virginia. They resided in this city and had three sons and a daughter. One son and one
daughter are deceased. Surviving are two sons, Jack and Orville Hageman of Beardstown, two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Graham of Beardstown and Mrs. Irene Decker of Jacksonville, two brothers, Walter Orr of Macomb and Marion Orr of Beardstown.


The body was taken to Cline's funeral home. Friends may call from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cline's Funeral home.

Name: Sandra Jo HAGEMAN
Newspaper: Illinoin Star
Date of newspaper: August 1938
Submitter: Pat Hageman

LOCAL CHILD DIES; FUNERAL TOMORROW
Sandra Jo Hageman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hageman of this city, died at 7 o'clock last night at her home. She was 19 days of age.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Cline Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred E. Cole will be in charge. Burial will
be in the City cemetery.


The decedent is survived by her parents and two brothers.

Name: Willard HAGEMAN
Newspaper: Illinoin Star
Date of newspaper: January 1935
Submitter: Pat Hageman

INFANT SON OF MR. AND MR. W.I. HAGEMAN DIES OF PNEUMONIA
Willard Hageman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Hageman died at his home at 1116 South Wall street at 1:55 this morning following an attack of bronchial pneumonia.


The decedent was born December 3, 1934, and was 1 month and 15 days of age at the time of his death. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Jack Willard and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Hageman and Ben Orr.

Name: Lulu B. HAGEMAN nee Irwin
Newspaper: Illinoin Star
Date of newspaper: September 1957
Submitter: Pat Hageman

MRS. HAGEMAN, 82, DIES AT PARK VIEW NURSING HOME HERE
Mrs. Lulu B. Hageman, 82, widow of Edward F. Hageman, died at 5:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon at the Park View Nursing home where she had been a patient since August 16. She was a patient in Schmitt Memorial hospital five days before entering the nursing home.


Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Cline's Funeral home with the Rev. Boyd Rudd, pastor of the Methodist church,
officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Mrs. Hageman was born January 10, 1875 at Beardstown, the daughter of Alexander and Margaret Irwin. She was a pupil in the fifth grade when
Central school was built and often recalled how all the school children in the city wrote their names on slips of paper which were placed in the
cornerstone at the time of the dedication of the school. She was married to Edward F. Hageman, November 29, 1895 in Beardstown. The family home was at 511 East Fifth street, and Mr. Hageman had a 50-year service record with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad. He died in
1948. A daughter, Marcella, who died in California in 1954, also preceded her mother in death. Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Verna Fleer of Quincy, Willard, Jess, Miller, John, Paul and Robert Hageman, all of Beardstown and Mrs. Janis Draper of Lincoln Park, Mich. There are 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Name: Edward Freeman HAGEMAN
Newspaper: Illinoin Star
Date of newspaper: May 1948
Submitter: Pat Hageman

ED HAGEMAN, 80, DIES HERE

Edward Freeman Hageman, 80, retired passenger conductor on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning at Schmitt Memorial hospital. He had been in failing health for several months.


Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Fred I. Cline funeral home. The Rev. E.B. Morton of the First Methodist
church will conduct the services. Friends may call between 7:30 and 9 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.


Mr. Hageman, who retired after 45 years of service on the Burlington railroad, lived at 511 E. Fifth street. He was born February 16, 1868 in Bushnell, Ill., the son of Jesse David and Jane Hageman. He is survived by his wife and nine children, including three daughters, Mrs. Walter Fleer of Quincy, Mrs. John Hanlon of California, Mrs. Henry Draper, at home, and six sons, Willard, Edward, John, Miller, Paul, and Robert, all of this city. A sister, Mrs. Alta Goss of Good Hope, and 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Name: Mrs. Susan HAGEMAN
Newspaper: Virginia Gazette
Date of newspaper: September 1883
Submitter: Pat Hageman

Mrs. Susan Hageman, widow of Isaac Hageman, deceased, died at the home place in the Monroe neighborhood, Saturday last at 6 o'clock p.m. The funeral took place Monday, from the German M.E. Church, south of Bluff Springs, the service being conducted by Rev. J.E. Roach, of this city, and was largely attended by relatives and friends, by whom the deceased was held in high esteem. The remains were interred at the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mrs. Hageman was born in 1813 in the York Co., PA, and married at the age of 24 years to Isaac Hageman, who died some 10 years ago. They came to this county in an early day and settled in Monroe precinct. Deceased was the mother of eight children, only three of whom, namely, Amanda, Sarah, and Adam, were living at home at the time of the death of Mrs. Hageman, the balance of the children having established homes of their own. Deceased was a member at the time of her death. She led a most exemplary life and has hosts of friends who mourn her loss.

Name: Benson B. "Ben" HAGER
Newspaper: Cass County Star-Gazette, Beardstown, IL
Date of Newspaper: November 14, 2002
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Benson B. "Ben" Hager February 8, 1914 - November 9, 2002
    Benson B. "Ben" Hager, 88, of Beardstown, died Saturday evening, November 9, 2002, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
    He was born February 8, 1914 in Sangamon Valley Township near Beardstown, the son of Clarence William and Mary "Maye" Emmerson
Harris Hager. He married Marie Wessel on January 29, 1939 in Palmyra, MO. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2002.
    Surviving are four daughters, Judith (husband Roger) Carlsen of Frankfort, Jean (husband Richard) Piehler and Donna (husband Bob)
Hickernell, both of Rushville, and Elaine (husband Jon) Taylor of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Brian Florey, David Piehler, Andrea Florey Tatum, Todd Taylor, Amy Crum, Keith Taylor, Scott Taylor, and Joshua Carlsen; six great grandchildren, Erin Taylor, Erika Taylor, Chance Taylor, Hannah Crum, Addison Crum, and Chase Piehler; one brother, Omar Hager of Mesa, AZ; and two sisters, Betty Braden of Rudyard, MI and Margaret (husband Harry "Brock") Brockman of Jacksonville.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marie, and two brothers Vern and Dale.
    Mr. Hager attended Limbo School in the Sangamon Valley Township near Beardstown and he graduated from Beardstown High School in the
class of 1932. He was an active member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown where he formerly served on the church council. Mr. Hager previously served on the ASCS Board in Virginia, the Bluff Springs Elevator Board, and the Bluff Springs Township Board. He served 35 years on the Brick School and Beardstown Boards of Education. He was a charter member of the Beardstown Ducks Unlimited and he was a 50-year member of the Beardstown B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1007. Mr. Hager farmed in the Sangamon River bottoms of Cass County from 1931 until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed playing softball and baseball and was an avid duck hunter. Mr. Hager was lovingly devoted to his family and he will be sadly missed.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown with the Rev.
David Natzke officiating. Burial was in the Beardstown City Cemetery.     Memorials have been suggested to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown or Cass County Hospice.

Name: Janet L. HAGER
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: April 3, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Janet L. Hager - 1935-2003 - Ashland

   Janet L. Hager, 67 years, of Ashland, IL died Tuesday morning, April 1, 2003 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
   She was born Oct. 5, 1935 in rural Virden, the daughter of Ivan Kendrick and Lillian Green Burris. She married Richard E. "Dick" Hager April 5, 1958 in Ashland, and he preceded in death June 8, 1990.
   She is survived by two sons, Rick (wife, Alicia) of Ashland and Ben (wife, Susie), both of Ashland; five grandchildren, Adam, Christopher, Nicholas, Lexi, and Alec Hager; one brother, Dick (wife, Martha) of Jacksonville; two sisters, Barbara "Bobbie" (husband, Carol) Hacker of Springfield and Deanna (husband, Jim) Hedderich of Bastrop, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Scott K. Hager on April 4, 1999.
   Mrs. Hager was a graduate of Springfield High School and was employed by Illinois Casualty Insurance, Commodity Merchants, and Timberlake Sales, all of Springfield. She later worked several years as church secretary for Ashland United Methodist Church, where she had been a member for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and antiques. She also enjoyed music and often played the piano and organ. She collected ducks, many of which were made by her husband.
   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland with burial at Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. today at the Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Ashland, where the family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Ashland United Methodist Church or Ashland Public Library. Messages of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com.

Name: Irwin HAMILTON
Newspaper: Virginia Enquirer, p. 1
Date of newspaper: July 27, 1911
Submitter: Edna McPherson

Irwin Hamilton, one of Virginia's oldest citizens closed his eyes and passed to the great beyond yesterday afternoon, at his home on west Springfield street, after an illness of many months duration.

Deceased was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, about 84 years ago and came to America during his early manhood, later removing to this city where he has since resided, and for the past fifty-one years he has lived in the house where he peacefully breathed his last. Mr. Hamilton served in the U.S. Navy in the early fifties and was a Private in the Illinois Volunteer Calvary, Company A during the Civil War.

Decedent was married to Miss Nancy Dewey in Naugatuck, Conn,. and two boys and eight girls were born to them. The surviving children are Mrs. J. O. Collins, of New London, Ia., Mrs. Belle Magel, of Ashland, Mrs. Mary Sherrill, Mrs. Sara Higgins and Mrs John Houston, of this city, all of whom were present at the time of his death. He is also survived by a brother, James, who resides in the old country, 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hamilton was a very patient sufferer and though quite feeble, owing to his advanced years, he was perfectly conscious to the last. The affectionate daughters devoted themselves unremittingly to the care of the invalid and made the last days of their father as comfortable as possible. Before he left Ireland he became a member of the Old School Presbyterian church to which denomination he was ever faithful. In politics he was a democrat.

Funeral services will be conducted from his late home, Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W. G. Lloyd, officiating, Interment will be made at Walnut Ridge cemetery.

Name: William E. "Sonny" HANKINS
Newspaper: Journal-Courier Jacksonville, IL
Date of Newspaper: February 27, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

William E. "Sonny" Hankins - 1942-2003

    William E. "Sonny" Hankins, 60, of Beardstown, died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, 2003, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    He was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Beardstown, the son of James and Marie Dozier Hankins. He married Sadie Mobley March 27, 1982, in Beardstown and she preceded him in death Nov. 28, 1994.
    He is survived by three sisters, Velma Coats, Anna Landreth, and Bettie Taylor, all of Beardstown; and several neices and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Mary Brogdon and Judy Sweeten.
    Mr. Hankins attended school in Beardstown. He was employed at Precision Tank and Equipment Co. in Virignia and Bill's Truck Wash in Beardstown. He enjoyed playing with his dogs and riding in his truck.
    Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with burial in Beardstown City Cemetery. Family will meet friends from 1 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at sagerfh@casscomm.com.

Name: John R. HARTMAN
Newspaper: Journal-Courier Jacksonville, IL
Date of Newspaper: February 13, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

John R. Hartman - 1914-2003 - Beardstown

    John R. Hartman, 88, of Beardstown died Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 2003, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    He was born Dec. 7, 1914, in Chandlerville, the son of Charles C. and Bertha Force Hartman. He married Dorris B. Hagerty Sept. 3, 1940, in Keokuk, Iowa, and she survives in Beardstown.
    He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Samuel (surviving wife, Virginia
Hartman of Jacksonville) and William.
    Mr. Hartman attended school in Naples. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men in Beardstown. He was employed with Burlington-Northern Railroad in Beardstown and was a member of the United Transportation Union for 30
years, retiring in 1974. Mr. Hartman enjoyed gardening and grooming his yard. He especially enjoyed traveling with his wife after his retirement. He was very proud that he and his wife had celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Friends may also call one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials are suggested to Frist United Methodist Church in Beardstown.

Name: Dr. James Jackson HEA, Jr.
Newspaper: Journal-Courier Jacksonville, IL
Date of Newspaper: February 23, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Dr. James Jackson Hea, Jr. - 1920-2003 - Beardstown

    Dr. James Jackson Hea Jr., M.D., 82, of Beardstown, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at his residence.
    He was born July 3, 1920, in Fort McPherson, Ga., the son of James Jackson Hea and Harriet Weimer Yarger Hea.
    He is survived by 5 sons, James J. (wife, JoAnne) III of Nashville, Tenn., Matthew C. (wife, Susie) of Pratville, Ala., Theodore A. (wife, Chryssia) of Quincy, Christopher A. of Beardstown and Joseph H. (wife, Emily) of Mount Sterling; two daughters, Louise E. (husband, Dr. Seth Silverstein) Hea Smith of Charlottesville, Va., and Maggie Hea Taylor of Beardstown; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Marshall C. of Santa Monica, Calif.; and one sister, Harriet of Hollywood, Calif.
    Dr. Hea received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University in 1950 and practiced family medicine in the Beardstown area from 1959 until his retirement in 1998. He loved to play bridge and enjoyed working with horses, rose gardening, woodworking, fruit and vegetable growing, beekeeping and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will be missed by his many patients, friends and family who appreciated his medical expertise and respected him for his knowledge in several areas, which he willingly shared.
    The Veteran of Foreign Wars Guthrie-Pierce Post 1239 will honor Dr. Hea with military rites for his service in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge and Rhine Crossing. He achieved the rank of Captain and served as a Parachute Infantry Unit Commander of the 17th Airborne Division of the Army.
    Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hackman Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday evening with family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown. Friends and family may meet at Goodwin Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. for funeral
procession to the cemetery. Memorial are suggested to Cass-Schuyler County Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent online to the
family at goodwinfh@casscomm.com.

Name: Mary Ann HEFLEY
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: August 21, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Mary Ann Hefley - 1954-2003 - Beardstown

   Mary Ann Hefley, 49, of Springfield and formerly of Beardstown and Quincy, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2003, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
   She was born May 27, 1954, in Litchfield, the daughter of William Harry and Opal Loraine Wilson Hefley.
   She is survived by her father; three brothers, Kenneth, Jack (wife, Madeline) and Terry (wife, Kim), all of Beardstown; seven sisters, Linda (husband, Hansil) Hartle of Hazel Wood, Mo., Shirley (husband, Gary) Satterlee of Chatham, Billie Cornell of Jacksonville, Dorothy (deceased husband, Mike) Hendricker of Beardstown, Janel (husband, Mike) Jones of Chatham, Tammy Jenkins of Greenfield and Penny (husband, Chris) Brown of Girard; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister, Betty Eddington; and her companion, William 'Rocket' Calvin.
   Ms. Hefley was a graduate of Beardstown High School. She worked as a nurse's aid during her career in health care. Among many other things, she most enjoyed shopping, crafts, and the holidays.
   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Beardstown, with burial at the Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online to goodwinfh@casscomm.com.

Name: Lola Dell HEMBROUGH
Newspaper: Journal-Courier Jacksonville, IL
Date of Newspaper: November 13, 2002
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Lola Dell Hembrough
      Lola Dell Hembrough, 90, of Beardstown and formerly of Franklin, died Sunday Nov. 10, 2002, at Heritage Manor East in Beardstown.
      She was born September 7, 1912, in Clay County, the daughter of Perry and Mary E. Atchason Childers. She married Richard Harvey "Richie" Hembrough July 18, 1931, in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death July 8, 1979.
      She is survived by two sons, Robert Eugene "Bob" (wife, Sue) of Beardstown and Richard Allen "Dickie" (wife, Bonnie) of Sterling City, Calif.; three grandaughters; one grandson; one sister, Louise Childers Chatfield of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and one brother, Henry "Skip" Childers of Bonita Springs, Fla. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Eugene; one grandson; four brothers, Warren, James, Russell and Raymond Childers; and three sisters, Irene McGee, Dorothy Raichard and Mary Herman.
      Mrs. Hembrough worked in the dietary department of the Jacksonville State Hospital, retiring after 20 years. She was a member of Franklin United Methodist Church.
      Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Neece Funeral Home in Franklin, with burial at Franklin Cemetery. Visitation will follow the funeral at the home of Bob and Sue Hembrough at 316 West 8th Street in Beardstown. Memorials are suggested to Franklin Rescue Squad or Franklin United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.

Name: Herman Ray HENNINGS, JR.
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: December 23, 2002
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Herman Ray Hennings Jr. - 1933-2002 - Beardstown

    Herman Ray Hennings Jr., 69, of Beardstown, died  Saturday morning, December 21, 2002, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
    He was born Feb. 27, 1933, in Taylorville, the son of Herman and Jetty Wilson Hennings. He married Delores Jeanne Loss on Dec. 21, 1979, in Beardstown, and she survives.
    He is also survived by three sons, Walter Ray (wife, Kathy) Hennings of Springfield, David Hennings of Waggoner and John Hennings
of Beardstown; one daughter, Pamela Chandler, of Springfield; one stepson Robert (wife, Darlene) Walker of Beardstown; three stepdaughters, Diana Walker and Catherine Walker both of Walla Walla, Wash., and Lynn (husband, Phil) Riveria of Draper, Utah; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, LeRoy (wife, Liz) Hennings and William Hennings both of Decatur; and two sisters Marie (husband, John) Duff of Butler and Delores Hennings of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters in infancy, and one sister Annabelle Kopp (surviving husband, Raymond).
    Mr. Hennings was a member of the First Christian Church in Beardstown. He retired from Precision Tank and Equipment Company in Virginia in 1997 after many years of service. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking outdoors and listening to country/western music.
    Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at the First Christian Church in Beardstown, with Mike Courson officiating. Burial will be at the Beardstown City Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with the family meeting friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday.

Name: Jeanne HENNINGS
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: May 17, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Jeanne Hennings - 1930-2003 - Beardstown

    Jeanne Hennings, 72, of Beardstown, died Thursday evening, May 15, 2003, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
    She was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Seattle, Wash., the daughter of William and Winifred Loos. She married Herman Ray Hennings Dec. 21, 1979, and he preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2002.
    She is survived by two sons Robert (wife, Darlene) Walker and John Hennings, both of Beardstown; three daughters Diana Walker and
Catherine Walker, both of Walla Walla, Wash., and Lynn (husband, Phil) Rivera of Draper, Utah; two stepsons Walter Ray (wife, Kathy)
Hennings of Springfield and David Hennings of Wagner; one stepdaughter Pamela Chandler of Springfield; four grandchildren, Michelle Rockett, Jeremy Walker, Erik Crowe and Jason Walker; five stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-greatgrandchildren; one brother Earl Baumberger of Granbee, Colo.; and her twin sister, Joyce Daniels of Vancouver, Wash. She was preceded in death by one brother Jack Baumberger.
    Mrs. Hennings was a member of the First Christian Church in Beardstown. She was formerly employed at the Arrow Restaurant and Main Street Tap in Beardstown.
    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. Family will meet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Name: Thomas H. HERRON
Newspaper: Rushville Times, Rusville, IL
Date of Newspaper: April 19, 1923
Submitter: Judi Rogers Gilker

Thomas H. HERRON, former resident of Schuyler County died at his home in Beardstown. The following is taken from the Beardstown Illinoian- Star.
Thomas H. HERRON was born in McDonough County, March 1, 1869 and died at his home April 15, 1923, aged 54 years, 1 month, & 14 days.
Mr. HERRON moved to Schuyler County with his parents when he was a boy, coming to this city about 5 years ago.
On January 9, 1898 he married Dora WARDELL. To this union 10 children were born, 2 of whom preceded their father in death. Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Hugh, Fred, Roy, and Robert and four daughters, Marie, Edith, Catherine, and Ina.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 17, at 2 P.M. at the Christian Church in Frederick, Rev. G. L. Losh officiating. Interment in the Gillette Cemetery.

Name: Edward "Ed" Eugene HILL
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: August 25, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Edward "Ed" Eugene Hill - 1930-2003 - Beardstown

   Edward "Ed" Eugene Hill, 73, of Beardstown, died Sunday morning, Aug. 24, 2003, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
   He was born June 24, 1930, in Jacksonville, the son of Charles Elmer and Ruth Thies Hill. He married June Landes in April 1949, and she survives in Mount Sterling. He later married Bonnie Belville on Oct. 6, 1972, in Rushville, and she survives in Beardstown.
   He is also survived by one son, Larry (wife, Judy) Hll of Jacksonville; five daughters, Judy (husband, Earl) Weaver of Quincy, Kathy (husband, Dennis) Houston of Mount Sterling, Sharon (husband, Donald) Taylor of Mendon, Linda (husband, Earl) Cooley of Versialles and MaryAnn (husband, Joseph) Rayborn of Mount Sterling; two stepsons, Leon (wife, Terri) Clark and Mike Logsdon, both of Beardstown; one stepdaughter, Debbie (husband, Rich) France of Beardstown; one foster daughter, Kelly Bramer of Texas; 29 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchidren; one brother, Floyd (wife, Jeannie) Hill of Picayune, Miss.; and three sisters, Donna Viera of Picayune, Miss., Mary McCue of LaMirada, Calif., and Ruth "Aileen" Nunes of Granite City. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Hill; one son-in-law, Tim Hollis; and two grandchildren, Trisha Ann Eilts and Jennifer Hollis.
   Mr. Hill attended school in Jacksonville, and he attended First Southern Baptist Church in Beardstown. He was a member of the Asbestos Workers Heat and Frost Union Local 17 in Chicago from 1947 until 1982 and worked for numerous contractors installing heating and cooling equipment. Mr. Hill farmed in Fulton County and enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and playing cards.
   Graveside funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with the family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials have been suggested to Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice or Gambro Healthcare.

Name: Anita D. HOAGLAND
Newspaper: Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois
Date of newspaper: August 1998
Submitter:
 Marcia Cox

Anita D. Hoagland - 1955-1998

   Anita D. Hoagland, 43, of Jacksonville died Monday afternoon, Aug. 17, 1998, at her home.
   She was born Aug. 16, 1955 in Beardstown, the daughter of Walter Dean and Kathryn Jockisch Cox. She married Fred Hoagland June 9, 1974, in Virginia, and he survives.
   She is also survived by two daughters, Jennifer (husband, Dennis) Fernandes and Rachel, both of Jacksonville; her mother of Virginia; and two sisters, Jan (husband, Charles) Hagloch and Chris (husband, John) Dixon, both of Virginia; several nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by her father.
   Mrs. Hoagland was a residential care worker for the Illinois School for the Deaf. She graduated from Virginia High School in 1973 and was a member of AFSCME Local 38 and the Shiloh-Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Virginia.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery at Virginia.
   Memorials are suggested to the Morgan County Cancer Transportation Fund.

Name: Darrell HOLMES
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: March 17, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Darrell Holmes - 1926-2003 - Virginia

   Darrell Holmes, 76 years, of Virginia, IL died Sunday morning, March 16, 2003, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
   He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Centralia, the son of Otto and Eileen Holmes. He married Anna Mae Toquinto, and she preceded in death in 2001.
   He is survived by two step daughters, Annette (husband, Fred) Davis of Virginia and Charlotte Phillips of California City, Calif.; two step-sons, Doug Toquinto of Virginia and Robert Toquinto of Raleigh, N.C.; 9 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by one step-grandson.
   Mr. Holmes served with the US Army during WW II and was employed many years as a diesel mechanic.
   Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside committal services will be held 9 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2003, at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. There will be no visitation. The Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home of Virginia is in charge of arrangements. Messages of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com.

Name: Mrs. Elizabeth BEGGS HOPKINS
Newspaper: Virginia Gazette
Date of Newspaper: September 1886
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Obituary provided by descendant, Eleanor Devlin to Marcia Cox:

  "Death's Doings
    Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins, died at her late residence in this city Sunday, her funeral occuring [occurring] Tuesday at 11 o'clock a.m. Services were conducted at the M.E. church by Rev. Greenburry Garner, who had known the deceased from infancy. The Reverend Garner, spoke very feelingly of the good qualities of Mrs. Hopkins and of the life she had lived, and of which he had such a full knowledge. The remains were followed to Walnut Ridge by a large number of friends and relatives, where the aged dead was laid to rest beside the remains of her husband, who died about five years ago.     Elizabeth Beggs-Hopkins, daughter of Charles and Dorothy Trumbo Beggs was born June 15, 1798, in Bourbon county, Kentucky.
    From Kentucky her parents removed, in 1799 to Clarke county, Indiana, settling at the Big Cave Spring, about six miies [miles] from the falls of the Ohio, now Louisville, Kentucky.
    In 1814 she was converted, joining the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she remained a faithful member up to the time of her decease, extending over a period of 72 years.
    June 18, 1816, she was married to Henry Hopkins, a native of the state of Delaware.
    In 1825 Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins removed to Illinois, residing for one year in Jersey Prairie, Morgan County. Making a permanent settlement,
in 1826, at Sugar Grove, Cass county, where they remained until 1875 - a period of 49 years - removing from there to this city, where she has since resided.
    Mrs. Hopkins was the mother of 12 children, 5 sons and 7 daughters, 10 of whom survive her - 5 sons and 5 daughters, as follows: Rebecca (Trauber) of Cherryvale, Kansas; Nancy S., (Berry) of Virginia; Sarah E., (Cunningham) of Cass county; Chas. B., of Kansas; Robert H., of Denton county, Texas; George M. of Denver, Colorado; Mary E., (Elder) of Normal; James M., of Wilson county, Kansas; Zack J., of Page county, Iowa; and Ruth A., of this city.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins settled in Illinois at a very early day, when the country was but sparsely settled. Open-handed hospitality and  Christian charity were their crowning virtues, and it could be said of them, they never failed to respond to the calls for help which were frequent among the newly settled people. And, as the old settlers will remember, the sick with them found shelter and tender care, and the needy were not turned from their cabin door, empty handed.
    Aunt Betsy, as she is familiarly known, has gone to her reward."

Name: Marge HOUCHIN
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: February 14, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Marge Houchin - 1939-2003 - Ashland
     Marge Houchin, 63, of Ashland, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, 2003 at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
     She was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Sommerville, Ind., the daughter of Gilbert J. and Amanda Jones Bottoms. She married Berman R. "Bud" Houchin July 27, 1956, in Kalamazoo, Mich., and he preceded her in death May 14, 2001.
      She is survived by two sons, Bud and Mark (wife, Pam), both of Ashland; three daughters, Jennifer Miller of Port Latavia, La., Brenda (husband, Hank) Smith of Pleasant Plains, and Kathy Jo (husband, Michael) Beddingfield of Naples, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Russell Bottoms of Virden and Fred (wife, Karen) Bottoms of Modesto; four sisters, Eva Hunt of Jerseyville, Barb (husband, Fran) Giberson of Girard, Martha (husband, Bob) Beamen of Nokomis, and Kathy Bottoms of Fort Myers, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Jack Harley, Earl, and Bob Bottoms.
     Mrs. Houchin was employed as a cook for A-C Central High School for the past eight years. She enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting the Alton Belle Casino.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Ashland, with burial at Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home where family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorial gifts are suggested to MECCA Ambulance. Messages of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com.

Name: Beth HOWARD
Newspaper: Cass County Star-Gazette, Beardstown, Illinois
Date of Newspaper: June 22, 2006
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Beth Howard March 30, 1932-June 15, 2006

   Beth Howard, 74, of Virginia, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the Passavant Hospital Transitional Care Unit in Jacksonville.
   She was born March 30, 1932 in Shelley, ID, the daughter of Charles Frederick and Coral Aretta Sant Boyce. She married Wendell Howard on March 29, 1952, in Tucson, AZ and he survives. Their marriage was solemnized at the Washington, DC Temple in 1980.
   She is also survived by a son, Daniel (wife, Lyn) Howard of Jacksonville; four daughters, Debra (husband, Fred) Ore of Grand Island, Nebraska, Karen Brown of Roodhouse, Linda Milich of Bonney Lake, WA, and Janet Mefford of Springfield; 26 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five sisters, Mary, Afton, Beverly, Rhea, and Marchell; and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Jennifer Milich.
   Mrs. Howard was formerly employed as a nurse aide. In addition to being a devoted wife and homemaker, she loved and tended many area children in her home. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had served the church in various positions.   
   Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Jacksonville with burial in Beardstown City Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
   Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com.
   The Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home of Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

Name: Donald H. HUFF
Newspaper:
Date of Newspaper:
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October 11, 2005

   Donald H. Huff, 88 years, of Pontiac, IL and formerly of Virginia, IL died Tuesday, morning October 11, 2005 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.
   He was born July 10, 1917 in Hammond, IL the son of Estle James and Florence Lucille Davis Huff. He married Marguerite Ellen Monaghan November 19, 1945 in Bement, IL and she preceded him in death on April 8, 1992.
   He is survived by one daughter, Donna (husband, Roger) Henkel of Graymont, IL; seven grandchildren, Tina (husband, Ralph) Weller of Beardstown, Shawn Daubs of Lisle, IL, Brent (wife, Jenny) Henkel of El Paso, IL, Todd (wife, Kari) Henkel of Pontiac, Katrina (husband, Brian) Witwicki of Aurora, IL, Bridget Henkel of Normal, IL and Ryan Henkel of Graymont; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, James E. Huff in 1971 and a sister, Dora Lee Robertson.
   Mr. Huff was born and raised in Hammond, IL graduating from Hammond High School in 1935. He then went to barber school in Champaign. Served in the United States Army from April 21, 1941 thru October 17, 1945. He was in the Pacific Theater of war and was awarded the rank of sergeant. He started barbering with his father in Hammond. He later was a barber in Champaign, IL and Farmer City, IL before moving to Virginia, IL and operating his shop there for 37 years. He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge #544 in Virginia. He was a mason for over 50 years and was also a shriner.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at the Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Virginia with burial in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Friday, October 14, 2005 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Virginia Masonic Lodge #544 or the Virginia Park District. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com

Name: William C. HUFFMAN
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: April 15, 2005
Submitter: Marcia Cox

William C. Huffman 1926-2005 - Virginia

   William C. Huffman, 78, of rural Virginia, died Saturday morning, April 16, 2005, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
   He was born May 14, 1926, in Cass County, the son of George L. And Alma Niestradt Huffman. He married Catherine Braner on September 14, 1946, in Jacksonville, and she survives.
   He is also survived by a son, Robert A. (wife, Kitten Lawless) of Sterling, Colo.; two daughters, Rebecca A. (husband, David) Virgin of rural Arenzville and Robyn A. (companion, Donna Merris) of New York City; and six grandchildren, Rochet Huffman of St. Louis, Airman Stuart Huffman stationed with the USAF in Monterey, Calif., Sarah Virgin of Paris, Zachariah Virgin of Mattoon and Kate and Kristen Huffman, both of New York City. He was preceded in death by one brother, G. Lee.
   Mr. Huffman was a graduate of Arenzville High School and served with the US Navy during WW II. He has farmed in Cass County for 60 years. An accomplished organist since childhood, he has been a church organist for over 70 years, most recently at Virginia United Methodist Church. He was a past president and a 20 year member of the Virginia School Board. He served on the committee which founded Lincoln Land Community College and was a former member and chairman of the Cass County Zoning Board. He was a member
of the Virginia United Methodist Church and the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau.     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Virginia United Methodist Church, with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Virginia, where the family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials are
suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.buchananafuneralhomes.com.

Name: William Henry HUPPE
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: September 23, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

William Henry Huppe - 1911-2003 - Arenzville

    William Henry Huppe, 92, of Arenzville, died Saturday evening, Sept. 20, 2003, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
    He was born April 3, 1911, in Arenzville, the son of Henry F. and Lucinda Roegge Huppe. He married Nina M. Fricke on Jan. 19, 1933, in Arenzville, and she preceded him in death Aug. 15, 1993.
    He is survived by three daughters, Maxine (husband, Ronald) Lashmet of Jacksonville, Bonita (husband, Carl) Becker of Alexander and Evelyn (husband, David) Thompson, of Carrollton; one son, Henry (wife, Carole) of Arenzville; 10 grandchildren, Craig Lashmet, Debra Carlson, Timothy Becker, Lucinda Knight, Marc Becker, Joni Epperson, Peggy Cleary, Curtis Thompson, Karla Huppe and Kyle Huppe; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur; and four sisters, Alma Vette, Minnie Carls, Norma Krohe and Edna Lotter.
    Mr. Huppe was a 1927 graduate of Brown's Business College in Jacksonville. He was a lifelong and faithful member of Trinity
Lutheran Church in Arenzville and farmed west of Arenzville his entire life.
    Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church at Arenzville with burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Arenzville. The family will meet friends from noon until the time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or the donor's choice. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the famly online at www.airsman-hires.com.

Name: Mary Phyllis HUTCHINGS
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: April 13, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Mary Phyllis Hutchings - 1925-2003 - Beardstown

   Mary Phyllis Hutchings, 77, of Coconut Creek, Fla., and formerly of Beardstown, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Fla.
    She was born July 1, 1925, in Normal, the daughter of Roy and Goldie Marie Moulton-Leonard Watkins. She married Jack Hutchings Dec.
21, 1948, and he preceded her in death.
    She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Ann Adrian and Patricia (husband, David) Grimm; two sons, John and Steven; three grandchildren Trevor, Brandon and Nicholas, all of Florida; and several cousins.
    Mrs. Hutchings graduated from Bradley University in Peoria with a BS in Home Economics. She worked in the accounting department for
several south Florida banks.
    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice By the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online to goodwinfh@casscomm.com.

Name: Karen Sue HYMES
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Date of Newspaper: March 25, 2003
Submitter: Marcia Cox

Karen Sue Hymes - 1952-2003 - Beardstown

    Karen Sue Hymes, 50, of Beardstown, died Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2003, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in  Rushville, due to a motorcycle accident.
    She was born April 16, 1952, in Beardstown, the daughter of Herschel J. and Daretta L. Taylor Workman.
    She is survived by her mother and step-father, Jack Bingham of Beardstown; one son, Rob Hymes  of Beardstown, two sisters, Kathy (husband, Bob) Collison of Macomb and Kay (husband, Dave) Utter of Beardstown; her companion, John Andris of Beardstown; three
stepbrothers, Dennis (wife, Chris) Coil of Downer's Grove, Don (wife, Tammy) Coil of Omaha, Neb., and John Bingham of Naperville; three
nieces; and several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents, Garrett and Alice Taylor; and paternal grandparents Dewey and Evie Workman.
    Ms. Hymes was a graduate of Beardstown High School in the class of 1970. She was a member of the Beardstown Fall Fun Festival Committee, Chaplain of Illinois River A.B.A.T.E. Schuyler/McDonough County Storm Chasers, Scuyler County Emergency Disaster Agency, and Fourth Street First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, fitness, bicycling, dancing, target shooting, swimming and cooking, especially her homemade noodles. She handled various fitness programs and worked as a receptionist for Beardstown Park District, Washington School and McDonough County Clerks office.
    Memorial services for cremated remains will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown, with burial next to her father at Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown. Memorials are suggested to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beardstown Park District, or Illinois River A.B.A.T.E. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online to goodwinth@casscomm.com.


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