The Virginia Gazette

Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, Friday, April 20, 1945 Volume Seventy-Two Number Twenty-Six, page 2>>

Services Held Monday For Mrs. Sweatman

Passes Away After Operation In St. Louis

Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Sweatman were held Monday at 2:30 P.M. at the Bluff Springs Lutheran church, with Rev. G. A. Saathoff officiating. Mrs. Saathoff and Miss Lorene Reichert sang "In the Hour Of Trial", "Lord Thy Word Abideth, " and "Some Sweet Day," accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Arthur Sweatman.

Casketbearers were Harold and Arthur Sweatman, Elmer Webster, Clarence Carls, Norman Davidsmeier and Edwin Brockschmidt.
Mrs. William Sweatman, Mrs. Glen Sweatman, Mrs. Julius Dotzert, Mrs. Arthur King, Miss Betty Davidsmeier and Miss Doris Mae Davidsmeier took care of the flowers.

Interment was in Walnut Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Sweatman, daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Strubbe Davidsmeier, was born December 18, 1889 in Morgan county. Earlin in life she joined the St. John's Lutheran church in Beardstown, later transferring her membership to the church in Bluff Springs.

She was married to Harry Sweatman on December 17, 1912. They were the parents of two children, Erman, now Mrs. Lloyd Smith, and Robert. She also reared a nephew, Eugene Davidsmeier. Her husband died in April 1937.

Mrs. Sweatman had been in poor health for several months, and was taken to Barnes hospital in St. Louis three weeks ago. An operation last Wednesday proved unsuccessful, and she passed awy at 6:00 a.m. Friday, April 13.

She is survived by her mother, son, daughter, three grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Hannah Brockschmidt and Mrs. Emma Ruppel of Beardstown, Mrs. Herman Carls of Bluff Springs, Mrs. John Dour and Mrs. Otto Sweatman of Virginia, Edward Davidsmeier of Bluff Springs, Louis of Chandlerville, and William of Springfield. One brother, Walter, died several years ago.

Harold R. Huppers Killed On Luzon

Mrs. Harold R. Huppers was notified Monday by the War Department that her husband was killed in action on Luzon, March 15th.

PFC Huppers is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Huppers, and is a nephew of Miss Hilda schall of this city. He was 21 years old last December.

PFC Huppers entered the service in August, 1943 and received his basic training at a camp in Georgia.

Going overseas in January 1944, he served in the South Pacific for fourteen months, first at New Calidonia, then Luzon.

PFC Huppers is survived by his parents; his wife, the former Mildred Gibbons of near this city; a small daughter; and a sister, Hilda.

Funeral Rites Mon. For Mrs. Wm. Garde

Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Garde, who died at her home Monday afternoon after a brief illness, were held at 9:30 A.M. Thursday at St. Augustine's church in Ashland, with Rev. D. L. Quinn celebrating requiem high mass.

Casketbearers were Harold Orr, George Gebhardt, Ralph Launer, Ray Shortridge, Thomas Hanning, Charles Milstead, L. Kinnett and Leo Devlin.

Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Harry Bailey, Mrs. Ralph Launer, Mrs. Margaret Lonergan, Mrs. George Gebhardt, Miss Marjorie Walsh, Miss Sue Devlin, and Miss Mary Agnes Ring.

Cass Man Loses Life In Germany Pfc Lewis Kloker

Mrs. Leonard Bridgeman of Bath received word from the War Department Thursday that her son, PFC Lewis H. Kloker, had been killed in action in Germany on March 28th.

PFC Kloker, brother of Mrs. W. R. Hierman of this city, was serving in the 2nd Infantry, Co. L, of the Third Army.

Pfc. Kloker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Kloker, was born at Arenzville June 7, 1909. He entered service on Jun 7, 1941, going to Camp Wolters, Texas for training. In October of that year, he was dismissed from Army training, when men who were over 35 were being replaced.

In January, 1942 he was recalled to service and received further training at Fort Sheridan, at the Proving Grounds near Savannah, Illinois, and at Fort Custer, Michigan. In April, 1942 he was sent to Iceland, where he was stationed for eighteen months.

From Iceland, PFC Kloker sent to England where he spent several weeks in a hospital, after which he saw service in Ireland, France, Luxembourg and Germany.

PFC Kloker is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bridgeman; four sisters: Mrs. Frank Kuhlman and Mrs. Helen Dodds of Beardstown, Mrs. Hierman of this city and Mrs. Byron Linsday of Peoria; one step brother, Gilbert Bridgeman of Springfield; two step sisters, Mrs. Fred Schone of Arenzville and Mrs. Hazel Vingi of West Virginia.

Mrs. Hierman Dies Suddenly At Home In Chandlerville

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the Chandlerville Congregational church for Mrs. Elizabeth Hierman who died suddenly at her home Monday morning. Rev. Arthur Schmidt of Centralia, a friend of the Hierman family, conducted the service.

Mrs. Carl Ericson of this city sang "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and "Someday He'll Make It Plain," accompanied by Miss Mae Ainsworth.

Interment was in Chandlerville cemetery.

Mrs. Hierman, aunt of W. R. Hierman of this city, is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Thomas Kiefer, of Charleston, Mrs. Lester Edwards of Ashland, Miss Geneva Hierman of Chicago, and Miss Edna Hierman of Chandlerville; one son, Gilbert of Chandlerville; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Kloker of Beardstown; Mrs. L. D. Hierman of Arenzville and Mrs. J. W. Schuman of Centralia; and one brother, John Nordsiek of Beardstown.

Resigns Position

Miss Elizabeth Conover, who has been librarian at the Lincoln library in Springfield for the past four years, has resigned her position and expects to be released from her duties there about June 1st. She will remain at home with her father, H. H. Conover.

In Hospital

Mrs. M. C. Petefish entered Schmitt Memorial hospital in Beardstown Saturday for treatment.

Has Operation

Mrs. Glen Davis underwent a major operation at Our Saviour's hospital in Jacksonville Saturday. Her condition is reported as satisfactory.

In Chicago

Mrs. George Maurer spent the weekend with her sister, Miss Alice Suffern in Chicago.


More Cass Men To Report For Exams

A call to report in the near future for preinduction physical examination has been issued to each of the following registrants of Cass County Local Board No. 1:

William Audrey Green, a volunteer, Ernest Lee Icenogle, a volunteer, Elmer Russell Marr, Donald Glenn Kloker, Kenneth Patterson Bingham, Carlyle Clarence Lamb, Edward Ryal Armstrong, Jr., Vern Walter Wilcox, Abraham Thomas McClure, Howard Marion Johnson, Donald James Fielden, Earl Wayne Hathaway, Harry Edward Diebold, Robert Virgil Cox, Ernest Dearing, Steve Eugene Hobbs, Richard David Finney, Michael Victor Leinberger transferred from Local Board No. 1, Boone Co., Iowa..

Pfc Wm. M. Yaple Released From Bad Orb Prison Camp

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Yaple received a letter yesterday from their son, PFC Wm. M. Yaple, saying that he had been liberated on April 2nd.

He was still at the prison camp, Bad Orb, when he wrote the letter April 5th, but expected to be flown to France soon and from there, sail for home as soon as accomdations could be obtained. He stated that released prisoners are given top priority on sailing space so he will probably be home on furlough soon.

With The Sick

Curtis McNeely has been ill at his home for several days this week.

Miss Hazel Cave was ill several days last week and unable to be on duty at the Ben Franklin store.

Attend Services

Mr. and Mrs Edgar Thompson, Mrs. Inez Fisher, Mrs. Hilma Spencer, Mrs. S. E. Gill and Miss Hazel Cramer attended the funeral services in Arenzville yesterday afternoon for Dale Beard, 43, who died suddenly at his home there Tuesday morning. He was employed for the past 27 years by the Home Telephone company.

R. Fanning and Iola Dawson Wed

Raymond Fanning and Mrs. Iola Dawson were united in marriage Sunday afternoon, April 8 at the Methodist church parsonage in Beardstown by the pastor, Rev. W. Wolfarth, Attendants were Mrs. Jack Valenti and Mrs. Maude Wolfmiller of Beardstown.

The couple will make their home in this city.

Dinner Sunday Honors Birthday

Mrs. Jeannie Dodds entertained with a dinner at her home Sunday honoring the 4th birthday anniversary of her granddaughter, Virginia Dodds. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. James Dodds and Mrs. Richard Dodds of Springfield, Miss Nellie Dirreen and Mrs. David Dodds and daughter of this city, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Dodds and son and the guest of honor.