- Finding your family tree data online.

Obituary and Death Notice Archives

Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Archive

(Obituaries archived from all over the state of Illinois. Confirm death dates with the Social Security Death Index)

First Name: Last Name:

 Search fulltext Illinois Genealogy Discussion Groups:
  First Name:
   Last Name:
Search OFFSITE Illinois Obituary Archives:
  First Name:
   Last Name:

Search Illinois Newspaper Archives from 1818-2007
Search Illinois Obituary Archives from 1985-Present
Illinois Obituary Archive - Obituary Central
Illinois Newspaper List

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Archive

Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 586

Posted By:
Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2013, at 4:50 p.m.


BROWNSTOWN -- James T. Lemaster, 70, Louisa, Ky., wife formerly of Brownstown, retired Kraft Foods truck driver, died Friday (March 7, 2003).

Graveside services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Old Loogootee Cemetery, Loogootee. Arrangements by: Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Memorials: Community Hospice, Ashland, Ky.

Member: United Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Pamela Mae Shannon, Louisa; sisters, Fannie Williams, Ashland; Lillie Attaway, Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents, wife, Margaret, one son.


STONINGTON -- Minnie K. McDaniel, 93, of Stonington died 11:20 a.m. Friday (March 7, 2003) in her home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Old Stonington Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joel W. Lohr officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery.

Mrs. McDaniel was born Sept. 13, 1909, in Brownstown, the daughter of Ward and Gertrude Turner Miller. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Old Stonington Baptist Church and ABW Old Stonington Baptist Church. She married Robert Hancock, then George McDaniel.

Surviving are her son, Larry and wife Pat McDaniel of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Beulah Argo and Marguerite Hendricks, both of Taylorville; Pat and husband Buck McVey of Assumption; Barbara and husband Bob Halford of Oldetown, Fla.; brother, Howard Miller of Centralia; sisters, Velma Hancock of Taylorville; Mary Lentz of Donaldson; Lola Schultz of Caseyville; Grace McCracken of Springfield; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; sons, Stanley and Leslie Hancock.


VERNON -- Charleen Meador, 81, Vernon, died Friday (March 7, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia.


NOKOMIS -- Esther P. Nantkes, 97, Orlando, Fla., formerly of Nokomis, retired school teacher, died Wednesday (March 5, 2003).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Nokomis Cemetery.

Survivors: son, Donell, Orlando. Preceded by: parents, husband, one sibling.


VANDALIA -- Burt Powell, 89, Vandalia, formerly of Brownstown, died Saturday (March 8, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown.


PANA -- Kevin Eugene Riley, 30, Pana, died Saturday (March 8, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana.


TUSCOLA -- Ned B. Romine, 85, of Tuscola died 12:25 p.m. Friday (March 7, 2003) in the Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, with the Rev. Kenneth Roedder officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until services Monday. Burial will be in Cartwright Cemetery, Tuscola. Memorials: Zion United Church of Christ, Arthur.

Mr. Romine was born June 1, 1917, in Tuscola, the son of Lawrence Foster and Anna Eva Brian Romine. He married Lois Harder on May 31, 1947, in Louisville, Ky. She preceded him in death Jan. 21, 1993. He married Mary Helen Collins Clausen on Feb. 26, 1994. She preceded him in death March 23, 1996.

Mr. Romine was the youngest of five children. He was raised on a farm five miles west of Tuscola. He graduated from Tuscola High School in 1935. He was a sergeant in the Army during World War II. He was retired from farming, having farmed in Garrett Township for 35 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tuscola, where he served as a deacon and elder. After his marriage to Mary Helen Clausen, he became a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Arthur. He was a member of the Tuscola Masonic Lodge 332, AF & AM, the Springfield Consistory and Ansar Shrine Temple, Springfield. He was a life member of the Tuscola Moose Lodge 729. He was a member of the Douglas County Farm Bureau. He was a former board member and chairman of the Production Credit Association.

Surviving are his stepdaughter, Katherine Drake and husband Larry of Tuscola; two stepgrandchildren; two great-stepgreat grandchildren; nieces, Jo Ann Kennedy Karrenburg of Long Beach, Calif.; Patricia Ann Brindle of Auburn, Ind.; nephew, Lawrence Richard Romine of Bedford, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Romine; sisters, Carmoleta Kennedy; Lenore Riggs; Amy Henderson.


OLNEY -- Hazel I. Russell, 86, Olney, died Friday (March 7, 2003).

Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. No visitation. Arrangements by: Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney.


FLORA -- Cecil Guy Schell, infant, Henderson, Ky., parents formerly of Flora, died Wednesday (March 5, 2003).

Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Cisne Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Frank & Bright Funeral Home.


NOKOMIS -- Audrey Siebert, 73, Nokomis, retired waitress, died Wednesday (March 5, 2003).

Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday, Rosemond Grove. No visitation.

Survivors: daughters, Terry Smith and Debbie Hadras, both of Nokokis; sisters, Roberta McAfee, Rosamond; Evelyn Barnstable, Esther Klaus and Shirley Boland, all of Nokomis; stepbrother, Anthony Stauder, Nokomis. Preceded by: parents, three husbands, one sister; one stepsister; one stepbrother.


WITT -- Inez Tucker, 87, Witt, house painter, died Saturday (March 8, 2003).

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Witt Cemetery.


DECATUR -- Dorothy Jane Adams, 70, Clermont, Fla., formerly of Decatur, died Thursday (March 6, 2003).

Services: noon Wednesday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorials: TELECOM PIONEERS, in care of Gloria Dikeman, 2285 Norma Ave., Decatur, IL 62526.


MACON -- Lois Benge, 93, Masonic Home, formerly of Macon, died Friday (March 7, 2003).

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Ater-Wikoff Funeral Home, Macon. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Macon Cemetery. Memorials: Macon Presbyterian Church.


DECATUR -- Wilmoth Crowe Smith Cunningham, 92, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Decatur, died Friday (March 7, 2003) in Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lloyd Mealer officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Mrs. Cunningham was born Dec. 1, 1910, in Mansfield, the daughter of the late George Robert and Georgia Allen Crowe. She attended Brown's Business College and upon graduation accepted a teaching position for the next four years. She later was employed with the Lexington Kentucky Blue Grass Army Depot and retired with 20 years of service. She first married Harlan Joseph Smith, who preceded her in death in March 1951. She then married Lloyd Cunningham in July 1957.

Surviving are her husband; sons, Bill Smith of Jackson; George Bryon Smith of Decatur; daughter, Mitzi Smith Parker of Decatur; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; sisters, Blanche Crowe Gowler, Marcella Crowe Singer; brothers, Murrel Crowe and Jack Allen Crowe.


DECATUR -- Alfred R. Finks, 85, Decatur, retired from Caterpillar Inc., died Saturday (March 8, 2003).

Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lockart & Sons Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Survivors: sons, Lonnie Finks, Chicago; Julius Leon Finks, Toledo; Alfred Eugene Finks, Morris; Russell Finks, Lakewood; David Michael Finks, Albany, N.Y.; daughters, Marjorie Starwalt, Hidalgo; Janet Stephens, Herrick; Judith Ann Froelich, Decatur; Donna Jean Mowell, Mattoon; several grandchildren. Preceded by: parents; wife, Geraldine; son in infancy; one brother.


WARRENSBURG -- Harriett Lelia Oxley, 84, of Warrensburg died 3:37 p.m. Thursday (March 6, 2003) in Lincoln Manor.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home, with visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery. Memorials: Crones Foundation or donor's choice.

Mrs. Oxley was born June 24, 1918, in Macon County, the daughter of John E. Marshall and Adelaide Gilman Marshall. She was a teller and supervisor for 43 years at Millikin National Bank. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and AARP. She married Jack Oxley in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1969.

Surviving are her sister, Marian Oliver of Harristown; brother, Eugene Marshall and wife Shirley of Warrensburg; nieces, Gloria Reece and husband Tom of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Patricia Slenn and husband Walter of St. Charles; Nancy Boland and husband Charles of Oakley; Sheila Patterson and husband Ronald of Niantic; Betsy Reinstorf and husband James of Harristown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


ARGENTA -- Ruby L. Brandon, 74, Argenta, died Sunday (March 9, 2003). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta.


DECATUR -- Janet Lee Hullinger, 63, Decatur, homemaker, died Friday (March 7, 2003).

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the church. Burial: Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service Inc. Memorials: to the church.


DECATUR -- Mark William Ingram, 20, Decatur, died 10 p.m. Wednesday (March 5, 2003).

Memorial services: 4 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church. No visitation. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Memorials: Decatur Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit, Central Illinois Branch of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Richland Community College.

Surname Search Utility

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Archive is maintained by GenLookups with WebBBS 5.12.

For your convenience, here is a huge, growing collection of obituaries at

EXCLUSIVE OFFER to visitors! We'll get your family tree started!

- Click to Search the Large Databases

- Historical Records and Person Search

- Census and Voter Lists

- Military Records

- Surname Meanings

- Births, Marriages, and Deaths Search

Look up the meaning of any surname!

Find-a-Grave Cemetery Search

Incredibly COOL Genealogy Databases on the Web!

Rootsweb Review Archives Search
Search through the archives of this past genealogy update!

First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of fulltext obits
from all over the United States.


First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of marriage records
from all over the United States.


Marriage Search Engines

Statewide Obituary Archives

Free Surname Meanings and History Lookup NEW!!!


I want to look for information about this surname:

You must use the SUBMIT button; hitting ENTER will not work!

If the results that you get turn out to be a death notice rather than an obituary, many times you can find a fulltext obituary by doing a search HERE.


The ULTIMATE Vital Records Database!

Newest Data Additions to

Message Boards

Historical Person Search


Alabama  - Alaska  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - California  - Colorado  - Connecticut  - Delaware  - Florida  - Georgia  - Hawaii  - Idaho  - Illinois  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maine  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Minnesota  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Montana  - Nebraska  - Nevada  - New Hampshire  - New Jersey  - New Mexico  - New York  - North Carolina  - North Dakota  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Oregon  - Pennsylvania  - Rhode Island  - South Carolina  - South Dakota  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Utah  - Vermont  - Virginia  - Washington  - West Virginia  - Wisconsin  - Wyoming



Alabama  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - Connecticut  - Georgia  - Idaho  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Nebraska  - New York  - North Carolina  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Pennsylvania  - South Carolina  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Vermont  - Virginia  - West Virginia

Alabama Newspapers

Alaska Newspapers

Arizona Newspapers

Arkansas Newspapers

California Newspapers

Colorado Newspapers

Connecticut Newspapers

Delaware Newspapers

Florida Newspapers

Georgia Newspapers

Idaho Newspapers

Illinois Newspapers

Indiana Newspapers

Iowa Newspapers

Kansas Newspapers

Kentucky Newspapers

Louisiana Newspapers

Maine Newspapers

Maryland Newspapers

Massachusetts Newspapers

Michigan Newspapers

Minnesota Newspapers

Missouri Newspapers

Montana Newspapers

Nebraska Newspapers

Nevada Newspapers

New Hampshire Newspapers

New Jersey Newspapers

New Mexico Newspapers

New York Newspapers

North Carolina Newspapers

North Dakota Newspapers

Ohio Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers

Oregon Newspapers

Pennsylvania Newspapers

Rhode Island Newspapers

South Carolina Newspapers

South Dakota Newspapers

Tennessee Newspapers

Texas Newspapers

Utah Newspapers

Virginia Newspapers

Washington Newspapers

West Virginia Newspapers

Alabama Census Records

Alaska Census Records

Arizona Census Records

Arkansas Census Records

California Census Records

Colorado Census Records

Connecticut Census Records

Delaware Census Records

Florida Census Records

Georgia Census Records

Idaho Census Records

Illinois Census Records

Indiana Census Records

Iowa Census Records

Kansas Census Records

Kentucky Census Records

Louisiana Census Records

Maine Census Records

Maryland Census Records

Massachusetts Census Records

Michigan Census Records

Minnesota Census Records

Missouri Census Records

Montana Census Records

Nebraska Census Records

Nevada Census Records

New Hampshire Census Records

New Jersey Census Records

New Mexico Census Records

New York Census Records

North Carolina Census Records

North Dakota Census Records

Ohio Census Records

Oklahoma Census Records

Oregon Census Records

Pennsylvania Census Records

Rhode Island Census Records

South Carolina Census Records

South Dakota Census Records

Tennessee Census Records

Texas Census Records

Utah Census Records

Virginia Census Records

Washington Census Records

West Virginia Census Records

Confirm birth and death dates with the Social Security Death Index: - - - - Surname Search Utility - - Marriage Search Engines


One of the sponsors of this site is: