Obituaries o-b001, Clark County IL

Clark County (IL) Democrat, 24 September 1919
Anna D. Bailiff was born January 28, 1836, and departed this life Sept. 20, 1919, aged 83 years, 7 months, and 23 days.
She was united in marriage to Thomas McConn, January 18, 1851.  To this union were born six children.  Mrs. Caroline Claypool of Marshall, Mrs. Mae Bohnsteil of York, and James McConn of Detroit, Michigan, three preceding her in death.
Mr. McConn departed this life at Memphis, Tenn., April 16, 1865.
Mrs. McConn was married to Mr. Lamb, Dec. 18, 1879, who departed this life Nov. 13, 1916.
Mrs. Lamb united with the Christian church in early youth and until the day of her death remained a faithful member.  She was also a faithful member of York Chapter, Eastern Star.
She leaves to mourn her departure three children, eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, also three step-children who loved her as their own, besides a number of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were hled at her late home in Marshall, Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 A. M.  Rev. Snellane officiating.  The Eastern Star of Marshall Chapter had charge of a beautiful and impressive ceremony at the home.  The remains were taken to the Bailiff cemetery for interment.

BAILIFF, Narramattah COX
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Robinson (IL) Argus, Thursday, 9 November 1939
Narramattah, eldest daughter of James and Jemima Cox, for many years deceased, was born near Cloma, Indiana May 13, 1858 and passed from this life Nov. 3, 1939, aged 82 years, 5 months and 21 days.  In 1898 she was married to Robert J. Bailiff, he having passed away Nov. 1924.  During this time she lived alone at her home in West York.  She leaves one brother, K. K. Cox of Granite City, Ill. and one sister, Mrs. S. W. Osbourne of Robinson and five nieces and five nephews to mourn her passing and other relatives and friends.  Two sisters and one brother having preceded her in death
namely Ermina Marilla Cox, Victor O. Cox and Romanza Osbourne.
Early in adult life, she made her peace with God and united with the Quaker Church, the faith of which she steadfastly kept.

Robinson (IL) Daily News, Saturday, 22 January 1938 Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Rev. T. C. Bailiff, 80, died at 6:40 o'clock Friday evening at his home in West York, following an illness of two months.
Funeral services will be conducted at Bailiff Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  The body will be taken from the home in West York to the church, at noon, where the casket will remain unopened until the time of service.  Burial will be in Bailiff cemetery.
Rev. Bailiff is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Effie Dehl of West York vicinity and Mrs. Sims of Indianapolis, IN.

Hutsonville (IL) Herald, Friday, 28 January 1938
Rev. T. C. Bailiff Goes to Reward
Thomas Chalkly Bailff, son of Thomas and Malinda Bailff was born Sept. 8, 1857 and died Jan. 21, 1938 at the age of 80 years, 4 months and 13 days.
August 19, 1883, he was united in marriage to Cassie Sims, who passed on July 11, 1914.
When a young man he was converted and united with the New Providence congregation.  He felt the call to preach the Gospel and in 1892 he began his ministry.  He has been preacher for many churches of Foster Presbytery and one of the most successful ministers in revival meetings.  He also held tent meetings over the country whereever the call came bringing the Gospel to many out in the world.
Bro. Bailiff was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and his work will live on in the coming years.
He has gone into hundreds of homes to comfort them when bereaved of loved ones.
His reward from a financial standpoint was small, often going and paying his own expenses but now is rich toward God.
In 1932 he preached a sermon at the Bailiff Church from the same text he preached his first sermon there 40 years before.
His life was truly a life of service.
He leaves of his family two sisters, Mrs. Malinda Sims of Indianapolis and Mrs. Effie Dehl of Troy, New York and several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Twenty-one years ago his niece, Mrs. Lelia Evans came to his home and cared for him till death came.

Robinson (IL) Constitution, 15 May 1912 Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Robert Bailiff, an aged citizen of West York, who had been in the soldiers' home at Danville for some time died last Thursday at the home of his sister,Mrs. S. Lamb in Oblong.  Funeral services were held at the Bailiff Church near West York Friday.  Besides his sister, he is survived by two sons.

BAILIFF, Uncle Tommy
The Robinson (IL) Argus, 11 March 1891 Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Reverend, or as he is more familiarily called, "Uncle Tommy Bailiff," who resides about three miles west of West York, if he lives to see the first day of next July, will celebrate his fiftieth wedding anniversary on which occasion there will assemble at his place of residence a large concourse of people for his acquaintance extends over a wide territory and his friends are legion.  For sometime past his health has been in a precarious condition, and the gravest fears have been felt as to the result.  He has long administered spiritual consolation to the people from the pulpit of Bailiff church, and all have the utmost confidence in him as a man and as a Christian.  His father preached at the same place before him, when the church was a small log building.  The son commenced preaching some five or six years before his father died, has been continuously in the ministry since, and will die in the harness.  He is one of the pioneers of this county and has always lived on the farm where he was born.  Persons who have traveled the road between West York and York have not failed to notice the large walnut trees along the highway.  Uncle Tommy Bailiff was one of the men who helped to plant those trees many years ago.  They will doubtless
long stand there as monuments to the memory of a many who has always lived a conscientious and pure life, and who by both precept and example has earnestly and constantly labored to make his fellow man better and happer beings.  P. S.  Since the above was put to type, it is learned that Rev. Thomas Bailiff died last Saturday, 7th March.  After a long and useful life he has gone to the reward.
Uncle Tommy Bailiff was buried Sunday at the Bailiff graveyard.

BAIRD, John Ishmael "J. I."
born 21 March 1907, died 2 May 1995.
Funeral Thursday, May 4, 1995, burial at Baird Cemetery, Martinsville, Illinois.

BAKER, Cecil Iris

born 24 April 1894, died 12 April 1977.  Funeral Friday, April 15, 1977, burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

BAKER, Wayne E
Husband of Naomi Patchett Baker
B:  3 Aug 1919 D:  17 Feb. 1998
Buried: Wesley Chapel, Orange Twp, Clark Co., Illinois 

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
William Barnhart, son of Absalom and Elizabeth Murphy, was born at the old Murphy homestead in Auburn township on December 26, 1855, and departed this life January 15, 1936, at the age of 80 years and 19 days.
He was married to Sarah Jane Baker October 23, 1882.  To this union were born five children; four sons, Ira, Henry, Leary, and Chris, one daughter Annie, now Mrs. Willie Veach of near Auburn.
On September 11, 1896 the Grim Reaper entered his home taking from it the wife and mother, leaving him, with these five small children.  With the help of his aged mother and other relatives and friends, he kept his home together, rearing all his children to manhood and womanhood.
Almost all of his life has been spent near Auburn except for one year south of Terre Haute, Indiana, and the past three years with his son Ira near Oakland, Illinois, where he was cared for during his last illness and at the time of his passing.
In early manhood he was converted and united with the Christian church at Fairview.  Later while living south of Auburn, he with his wife held membership in the Missionary Baptist church at Freedom, afterward transferring his membership to the Christian church at Five Points, where he remained a faithful member till his death.  His faith in the Christ and His Church was the simple, trusting faith, that accepts and obeys, without fear or doubting.
As a friend, he was always ready with a cheery word, and a helping hand.
Words of discouragement or discontent were foreign to his sunny disposition.
His cheerful outlook on life has been a help to many in time of stress.
As a father, he was kind and indulgent, the welfare of his family being his only care.  Besides his children, he leaves one brother Wellington Murphy,with  whom he has been closely associated the past three years as they lived on adjoining farms.  This association afforded him much enjoyment in his declining days.  One sister survives Mrs. Alvin McHenry of Fontanet, Indiana, seventeen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends, who will sadly miss "Uncle Dick," as he was familiarly called by not only nieces and nephews, but many of his other younger friends.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Wednesday, 18 February 1920, Clark Co (IL) Democrat
Anna Bell Shaffner, daughter of Leah and Henry Shaffner was born near Martinsville, Illinois, May 16, 1863, and died at her home in Melrose township on February 10, 1920, aged 56 years, 8 months and 24 days.
She was united in marriage to Jefferson Bartlett, August 18, 1884.
To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Spangler and Mrs. Ernest Wells and one son, Herman, who lived at home with his mother at the time of her death.  She leaves to mourn her death besides her children, an aged mother, two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Thompson and Mrs. William Medsker, five grandchildren and other relatives and many friends in the vicinity where she lived.
She united in her early youth with the Church of God at Melrose in which church she retained her membership until the day of her death.
Anna, as she was familiarly called, was a typical home woman and was always solicitous about the welfare of her children, the entire burden falling upon her after the death of her husband in September,
1909.  And when her only son responded to his country's call in the late war, she was faithful in keeping the home fires burning and lived alone many months hoping and trusting for his return.  She was a loving wife, a kind mother, and a true friend, and always had a kind word and a pleasant greeting for all.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. M. Buckner and interment was in the Ohio cemetery.

BEABOUT, Daisy Irene
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Daisy Irene, only daughter of Edgar and Stella Beabout, was born in Auburn township, December 13, 1902 and departed this life, January 22, 1922, aged 19 years, 1 month, and 9 days.
About five years ago she professed faith in Christ and united with the Bethel Baptist church.
She was held in highest esteem by her many young friends who came and lovingly ministered to her during the years of her afflictions which she has borne with patience and often expressed the desire to be called home to her Savior rather than suffer as she had to in this life.  All that loving hands could do for her was done but could not prevent her departure.
Those left to mourn her departure are father and mother, a number of kind relatives and many friends, and we feel that our loss is her eternal gain.
One infant brother preceded her in death 23 years ago.
She selected her pall bearers and flower girls and her request was carried out as nearly as possible.
Funeral services were held at the Bethel Baptist church at 11 o'clock, January 23, conducted by L. G. Fasig.
Good night daughter.  Though you sleep I shall not forsake you.  We who wait alone shall weep, But we would not wake you.  Good night daughter, it is night to the hearts that love you, but the day's eternal light marks the path above you.

BEADLE, Mrs. Jane
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
After a long period of suffering, Mrs. Jane Beadle, wife of Rezin A. Beadle, was released from her sufferings Tuesday, Oct. 24.  She was born Jan. 8, 1835 in Dolson Township. April 5, 1855, she was united in marriage to Rezin A. Beadle, to which union were born Charles E. and Mary E. (Davis) both of whom together with her aged husband, survive. Besides these loved ones she leaves to mourn her departure three brothers, two sisters, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, and many other relatives and friends.
For more than 50 years she was a faithful and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church. As the end drew near she expressed her willingness to go, and that she felt ready to meet her Redeemer.
The funeral was held from the Clarksville Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Chas. E. Taylor, pastor of the First Methodist church in this city.
Interment was made in the cemetery at Clarksville.

(From Newspaper Clippings Book by Margaret Ann (Beatey) Anderson in the Clark Co., Ill. Gen. Soc. Library in Marshall, Ill.)
I. N. Bean, of Parker Township, passed away last Friday, after a long illness, at the age of 89 (maybe 69? print is dark). There was perhaps no better known man in Clark County than Mr. Bean. He was born in North Carolina on April 28, 1829. When but 4(?) years old he was brought to the County where he has spent most of his life.
In 1850 he went with a company of pioneers from this county to California where he worked in the mines. He was one of the most industrious of men, and was never known to shirk at his post of duty. He was a man whom no one in general could dislike.
He was ever ready to lend a helping hand to the needy and afflicted or to do a neighbor a favor.
During his illness he suffered greatly. All that medical aid and careful nursing could do was done for him, but all in vain. At 8 a.m. on Dec. 16th his spirit took flight, and the people of Parker lost a kind neighbor and his wife and children a kind and loving husband and father.
Interment took place at the Cleone cemetery, on Saturday. An immense concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place.
The good old man is gone!
He lies in his saintly rest.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Obituary of Annie Olive Connley Beasley
Dated June 1962
Annie Olive, daughter of C. W. and Rachel Boyer Connley, was born October 12, 1884 at Parker Prairie.  She departed this life June 15, 1962 at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 3 days.  On June 8, 1902, she was united in marriage to Charles Beasley, who preceded her in death November 7, 1959.  To this union were born 11 children, three sons who died in infancy and the following children surviving:  Mrs.Edith Nidy, Casey, Mrs. Hazel Ramsey, Martinsville, Mrs. Muril Larrison, Robinson, Mrs. Evely Handley, Casey, Lester Beasley, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Marjorie Comer, Martinsville, Leon Beasley,
Casey and Loren Beasley, Terre Haute, Ind.  Two sisters, mrs. Allie Thompson, Carlisle, ind., and Mrs. Opal Doublas, Casey.  There are 25 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren surviving also.
She was converted at the age of 12 and was a member of the Washington M. E. Church for many years.  Later, she became a member of Mt. Olive Congregational Christian Church and was faithful in attendance until recently when her health no longer permitted her to attend.  She was known as "Grandma Beasley" to her family and friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  However, her Christian influence will live on in the hearts of many people.

(From Newspaper Clippings Book by Margaret Ann (Beatey) Anderson in the Clark Co., Ill. Gen. Soc. Library in Marshall, Ill.)
Clark County Herald, May 20, 1874
From Westfield
The wife of Wm. Beaty, who lived near Dobson Prairie, was buried in the cemetery at this place on last Wednesday.

born 16 February 1911, died 9 August 1994.  Funeral service Saturday, August 13, 1994, burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, Illinois.

BENNETT, Joseph G.
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Clark County (IL) Democrat, Wednesday, 28 January 1925
Joseph G. Bennett, a prominent and respected citizen of Rich Woods, passed away at his home at noon, Friday, Jan. 23.
The funeral was held at the Rich Woods church at 11 o'clock, Sunday morning, and was conducted by the Rev. W. E. Gill of Cloverdale, Ind. and the body was laid to rest in the Rich Woods cemetery.
The deceased was the son of James C. and Sarah E. Bennett and was born in Clark county, December 8, 1852, his birthplace being near where he lived his entire life.  He was married to Miss Anna Wilhoit who survives him.  No children were born to this union.  He joined the Primitive Baptist church some forty years ago and remained a faithful member till the close of life.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Westfield (IL) Review, Thursday, 12 February 1925
Mrs. Frances Ann Bennett, widow of the late Joseph G. Bennett, died at her home in the Rich Woods neighborhood at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning, following an illness of only four days.  Mrs. Bennett lacked but a few days of being 77 years of age, and survived the death of her husband only a little more than two weeks, whose death occurred on January 23.  Mrs. Bennett's maiden name was Wilhoit and she was born in Vigo county, Ind., coming to Illinois with her parents when a child.
The deceased was an excellent Christian woman of the sturdy type of her generation, a splendid neighbor and an honored friend of all who knew her and a woman who will be greatly missed in the community.  She had long been a loyal and devout member of the Primitive Baptist church and always a friends to the helpless and needy.
Funeral services were held at the Rich Woods Baptist church at 11 o'clock this morning, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Kansas (IL) Journal, Thursday, 12 February 1925
The funeral service of Mrs. Joseph G. Bennett was held today at 11 o'clock at the Richwood's church, conducted by the Rev. W. E. Gill, of Cloverdale, Ind.
Mrs. Bennett, aged 77 years, passed away Tuesday morning at her home in Westfield township. She was formerly Miss Anna Wilhoit and was united in marriage to Joseph G. Bennett on April 6, 1871.  The husband died a few weeks ago, Jan. 23, and was laid to rest in the Richwoods cemetery where Mrs. Bennett was today interred.
The deceased was for a long number of years a member of the Primitive Baptist church of Richwoods.

BIGGS, Charles
(From Newspaper Clippings Book by Margaret Ann (Beatey) Anderson in the Clark Co., Ill. Gen. Soc. Library in Marshall, Ill.:)
Clark County Herald, September 11, 1889
We received a telegram Monday, from John Ewalt, of Westfield, conveying intelligence of the death, that morning, of Charles Biggs, of that place. Charlie was the son of the late Col. Jonathan Biggs, and was highly respected in Westfield. He died of congestion.

BIGGS, Jonathan
(From Newspaper Clippings Book by Margaret Ann (Beatey) Anderson in the Clark Co., Ill. Gen. Soc. Library in Marshall, Ill.)
Clark County Herald, Tuesday Morning, November 6, 1883
DIED—At his residence, near Westfield, Illinois, October 29, of congestion of the stomach and bowels, Jonathan Biggs, late Lieut. Col. Of the 123d Illinois Infantry.
It is with feelings of deep sorrow that we pen these lines. A tried friend, an heroic soldier, and an estimable citizen has gone from among us. For more than two years we were quite intimately associated with him, in camp and field, and on battle plain, and always felt it an honor to act under his command, and to possess his esteem and friendship. Ten years our senior in age, the fire of youth still glowed in his veins and the soul of the hero gleamed from his eye. Brave even to rashness, he ever seemed the very impersonation of the chivalrie soldier. Not a month ago we shared our couch with him, little thinking as we talked over the thrilling scenes of bygone days, way into the "wee sina hours a’the night," that it was to be the last time we should bivouac together.
Col. Biggs was born in Crawford county, Illinois, September 19, 1826; hence he was a little past 57 when he died. He was the oldest of nine children. Two brothers, Adam and James, survive him. There were five sisters, but of them we have no record.
His parents moved to Clark county, in 1835, and were in comfortable circumstances. February 12, 1852, Jonathan married Miss Mary E. Brookhart, who survives him. Eight children have been born to them, of whom six, four girls and two boys are living.
Previous to the war, Col. Biggs was engaged in farming, and also dealt largely in stock. In 1862, he recruited Co. F, of the 123d regiment, and went into camp as its Captain, but before leaving camp he was chosen Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, in which position he served to the close of the war. In the same regiment and company went his youngest brother, James, as Lieutenant, who was captured at Chickamauga, confined in Libby Prison, and was one of the Union officers who dug their way out of that rebel bastile. His brother Adam served throughout the war in the 4th California volunteers.
The Col. was wounded three times during the war; twice slightly, and once, the last time, at Selma, Alabama, April 2, 1865, very severely. When the line was formed before the works at Selma, Col. Miller, commanding the brigade, called the commanders of regiments together and briefly stated what was expected of the command. There was no more strongly fortified city in the South. Behind the works were five thousand disciplined soldiers, with a number of citizens and employes (sic) of the shop who had been organized to assist in the defense, all under the command of the noted rebel Gen. Forest. Col. Biggs knew the whole situation; but his response to Col. Miller was "I will go over those works or die." His gallant men responded nobly to his call, and although their noble commander fell long before they reached the outer works, side by side with the 98th Illinois and the 17th Indiana they swept life an avalanche over the works and the stronghold was won. The Col. was shot through the lungs, and was conveyed to Montgomery, Alabama, but was compelled to remain there in hospital as the command passed on.
While in Montgomery, he, and the other wounded officers were visited by Gen. Forest, who tried to induce them to sign a parole. Upon their refusing to do this, he threatened to move them to some other point. Col. Biggs promptly told him, as he was wounded and helpless, of course the General could move him by main force if he chose to do so, but in that way only could he be moved. But the collapse of the Confederacy was near at hand, and when these wounded heroes were finally moved it was in one of Uncle Sam’s own vessels and to a resting place in "God’s country." After the war he served for several years as Internal Revenue Collector of this district. In 1879 he was appointed Indian agent in Arizona, but refusing to become a party to the operations of a corrupt ring operating in that country, they at length compassed his removal. He went to Washington and succeeded in discomfitting (sic) his traducers, and when he returned he told the writer he was offered a very responsible position but he declined it.
He never fully recovered from his wound. Within the past year he coughed up pieces of cloth that were carried into his lungs by the bullet which wounded him in 1865. When at the reunion October 4 and 5, he complained of his wound hurting him a good deal. October 15, he was taken with congestion of the stomach and bowels. The disease was agravated (sic) by the irritated condition of his wound. He grew worse all that week, but on Monday he rallied, and Tuesday strong hopes were entertained of his recovery. But the favorable symptoms soon changed, and he continued to grow worse till his death, on the morning of the 29th. He was buried on Tuesday, the services, as was fitting they should be, being under the charge of the Grand Army of the Republic, conducted by his old comrade in arms, Capt. W.E. Adams, of the 123; the Posts of Westfield, Casey and Martinsville being represented. Fully two thousand people assembled to pay their tribute of respect to this noble patriot. Major J.A. Conley, Capt. Own Wiley, Lieuts. Jas. Easton, W. Bell, J.H. McClellan and H.C. Howell, all officers of his old regiment acted as pall bearers. At the grave a very eloquent and appropriate eulogy was pronounced by Major Conley, which was listened to with marked attention by the large audience present. This was followed by appropriate remarks by the aged veteran, Lieutenant James Easton; Rev. Sandoe, the old regimental Chaplain, closed with some very feeling remarks and appropriate religious services; the gun squad of Monroe Post, G.A.R., of Casey, fired the military salute, and the remains of Col. Biggs were forever hid from view. Let us hope that we shall meet him on the other shore, where wars are never known, but where the roar of artillery, the sharp zip of the minnie ball and the clash of arms are forever hushed in an everlasting peace.
That the bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community and especially of the Colonel’s old comrades in arms is fully attested by the large concourse that followed his remains to the grave.
Inasmuch as God in His providence has been pleased to remove by death Comrade Jonathan Biggs, who was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois, be it
Resolved, That the officers and members of Monroe Post No. 100, G.A.R., Department of Illinois, do acknowledge the hand of God in His providential dealing with men; that they do acknowledge that God in His infinite wisdom knows best when to take His children home, and that they do acknowledge it to be their duty at such a time to say with reverance (sic) and adoration, "Thy will be done."
Resolved, That they do fell that they have sustained a great loss in the removal of one of their comrades; one who was loved and respected by all. One whose activity, whose loyalty and whose cheerfulness was an impulse and an inspiration for love of country.
Resolved, That we do tender to the members of the bereaved family at this time of their deep sorrow, our most sincere sympathy, praying that the same merciful and invisible God who doeth all things well, may be with them to uphold and sustain them, and by His presence and His spirit to guide them in the way that leads to eternal bliss.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the members of the family, published in the county papers, and be kept in the records of this Post.
James Emely, John W. Balsley, John Brooks, Committee

BIGGS, Nancy Carrothers
(From Newspaper Clippings Book by Margaret Ann (Beatey) Anderson in the Clark Co., Ill. Gen. Soc. Library in Marshall, Ill.)
Clark County Herald, April 15, 1874
Westfield Items
The wife of Adam Biggs, formerly of this place, died at Greenville, Ill., and was buried at Good Hope cemetery, near this place on last Wednesday. (This is Nancy Carrothers Biggs.)

BIGGS, Solomon
Marshall Messenger
On the 31st Solomon Biggs, aged about 45 years, died of pneumonia.
His daughter died very recently of the same disease.   Mr. Biggs was to all appearances a man of robust health.   He was a son of the late Charles Biggs and brother of Jonathan and James.   Mr. Biggs leaves a family to mourn his loss.   He was a good citizen and a kind husband and father.

Obituary of Clyde Bishop
Clyde Bishop, 74, of rural Westfield died 8:15 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19, 1978) in Hilltop Nursing Home, Charleston.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Pleasant Hill Christian Church, northeast of Westfield.  Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Markwell Funeral Home, Westfield.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
He was born in Edgar County, son of Ed and Sarah Bishop.  He was a retired farmer.  He married Alpha Oberley in 1927.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Roy Wayne of Westfield; Eugene of Villa Grove; Paul of Kansas; brother, Delbert of Westfield; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

BISHOP, June Elaine
born 5 April 1979, died 4 Apr 1979.  Funeral Friday April 6, 1969, burial at St. Paul Cemetery.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune, Saturday, 8 March 1969--Marshall, IL--Lee Ora Bishop, 84, died Friday morning in the Paris Community Hospital.
Surviving are a son, Dean, and a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Collier, both of Marshall; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Wilhoit, Martinsville, Ill.; eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.  Services will be a
1:30 p.m. (CST) Monday at the Marrs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Paden officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call.

BISHOP, Nancy Ann Field
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Thursday, 30 April 1925, Kansas (IL) Journal
Mrs. Joe Bishop died Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Abe Wilhoit, southeast of the city.  Mrs. Bishop had been ill several weeks from a complication of diseases.  The deceased is survived by four sons, Ed Bishop, Westfield; Willis Bishop, Paris; Lee Bishop, Terre Haute; Ernest Bishop, Martinsville and two daughters, Mrs. Eva Wilhoit, Martinsville, and Mrs. Abe Wilhoit,
The funeral service was held at Pleasant Hill church at 11 o'clock Thursday, the Rev. Doris of Martinsville, officiating.

BLACK, Sarah
Submitted by D. Andrews
Marshall Messenger
At the residence of her son-in-law, Warden H. Griffith, Sarah Black, aged 81 years, 2 months and 22 days relict of John Black.   Mr. Black came to this place with his family in 1839, where he remained until the time of his death, Oct 1, 1855.   The family has always been respected for their consistent Christian deportment.   Mr. Black and wife united with the congregational church of this place at its organization in the spring 1841 and held their connection with it till closed by death.   They had previously been connected with the Presbyterians in Ohio, where they had formerly resided.   Their piety was of the true stamp—it was bible piety practically carried out in all the duties and relations of life.   Never ostentatiously displayed, it shows with brighter luster in their quiet Godly lives.   It was like the light that shines brighter and brighter to the perfect day.   Father Black said to the writer of this notice “my last days are my best days”.   His soul seemed filled with rapture as he thought of departing and being with Christ which he felt would be far better.   It was the same with mother Black.   The fear of death was completely removed.   Her language as she came near the dark waters of death was “The lord is my Shepherd, I will not fear.   Bless the lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits.”   And thus he calmly joyfully feels asleep in Jesus, with a firm assurance of blessed mortality.
She has left to the church of which she was a member, to her children and numerous posterity, to all who knew her, a rich legacy in her exemplary life, worthy of all invitation.   Not withstanding, the imperfections of our nature, and the atonement of Jesus Christ, and by a continuance in the ways of well doing, we may all arrive at a peaceful death and a happy immortality.

born 29 Apr 1905, died 7 Sep 1980.  Funeral services Wednesday, September 10, 1980, burial at Oblong Cemetery.

daughter of Irving and Dessie Mae Buckner Chapman,  born 20 Oct 1908 and died 24 April 1998.
She married Freddie Edgar Blankenbeker 25 Mar 1927.  Freddie died 11 Sep 1965. Survivors are a son, Cleon Blankenbeker, four daughters, Wilma Smitley, Dica Kerr, Treva Beals, and Judy Miebach; two sisters, Lula Guyer and Cora Blankenbeker.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Velda Cannon and by a son, Gail Blankenbeker.
Burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

born 13 November 1934, died 25 May 1995. Funeral Sunday, May 28, 1995, Burial at Olive Branch Cemetery.

From unknown newspaper
Jacob Blough, age 74, died this morning at 7:00 o'clock at his home five miles southwest of Goshen, following a stroke of apoplexy, which he suffered last Saturday.  He is survived by his wife, Alice, by
three sons, Frank, Irvin and Robert and one daughter, Mrs. Garrett Clayson, all of Goshen.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs.Robert Foster of Goshen and Mrs. William Long of Benton, and by one
brother, James Blough of North Liberty, Ind.
The deceased was a member of the First Brethren church and had come to Elkhart county as a baby with his parents.  Mr. and Mrs. Christian Blough, who drove here overland from Somersett, Penn.  He had lived for 32 years on the farm where he died.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning, friends meeting at the house at ten o'clock and services at the Christian church at Waterford at 11 o'clock.  Burial will be made in Violett cemetery.

abt  21 April 1919
Tincie Alice McDaniel was born in Clark county, Illinois, September 8, 1888.  She professed faith in Christ in 1903.  Her actual words are: "I was converted in 1903 at the Hiskory church; Chalk and Duwain Bailiff were holding a meeting; converted.  We had a good meeting.  Age 14 years.  I will never forget that meeting.  Tincie Boyd.
She was married to Asher Gentry Boyd Dec. 6, 1905.  To this union was born seven children all dying in infancy but Opal and Johnnie. Johnnie having proceded her July 3, 1916.  She was a constant sufferer since June last.  Her life ebbed away April 21, 1919, being 30 years, 7 mos. and 13 days old.  She clung to life but was submissive to death.  She was a true devoted wife and mother.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our thanks to our neighbors and friends for assistance and sympathy during the sickness and after the death of Mrs. Tincie McDaniel Boyd.
A. G. Boyd, husband
J. F. McDaniel, father

BOYER, Amanda Catherine
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Amanda Catherine Boyer was born in Harrison County, Indiana, September 16, 1844, moved with her parents to Clark County, Ill. about the year 1858.  Was married to J. M. Coons April 14, 1864.  She was converted and joined the M.E. Church when but a girl, lived ever a devoted Christian life, often in her sickness which lasted for two years, expressing her willingness to yield whenever the messenger of death should call for her, as she was ready to go.
She leaves a husband and thirteen children to mourn her loss, and now they realize to the full the meaning of the motto, "What is home without a mother?"
She was interred in the Green Moss cemetery, the funeral being conducted by Bro.'s McLain and Reed, and by her request was preached at both the Auburn Church and the Dolson Chapel, Bro. Reed preaching at the former place and Bro. McLain at the latter, a large concourse of sympathizing friends being in attendance at each concourse.

BOYER, Lydia Hurst
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Martinsville (IL) Planet Newspaper, August 1897--Lydia Hurst Boyer, wife of John Boyer, died August the 9th 1897 at her home in Orange Township, eight miles south of Martinsville.  The funeral services were held on Sunday.
Rev. M. E. Hobart officiating, assisted by Dr. P. F. Thornburg.  The remains were interred at Wesley Chapel where a large concourse of people gathered to pay the last respects to the dead.  The deceased was born in Jefferson County, Indiana January 25, 1818 and was married to John Boyer March 6, 1834. 17 children were the result of this union.  She leaves beside an aged companion seven children, three of whom, i. e. Mrs. Wm. Ennis, Mrs. Wesley Connelly and James Boyer, reside in this county.  57 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren having in all 122
descendents.  Mrs. Boyer united with the M. E. Church at the age of 9 and she has lived a model Christian life ever since.  She was cheerful and pleasant in disposition, a devoted wife, an affectionate mother and a blessing to all who came in contact with her.
The last three years of her life were full of suffering.  She often said "I want to do all the good I can."  Having been a citizen of this county of 45 years Mother Boyer was well known and loved by all.  To the sorrowing relatives and friends the PLANET extends heartfelt sympathy in this hour of their bereavement.

written about 19 June 1919
Mrs. H. O. Boyer, 60 years old, wife of the well-known auctioneer of Paris, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning at her home, following  a severe illness extending over three months.
The funeral was held at the residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Dr. A. T. Gordon officiating.  Burial was made in Edgar cemetery.
Martha E. Bennett was born at Martinsville, Ill, Nov. 17, 1858.  Her entire life had been spent in Edgar and Clark counties.  She was married June 2, 1892 to Herrick O. Boyer, who survives.  Mrs. Boyer
passed away on her 27th wedding anniversary. Since her marriage, she has been a resident of Paris.
Mrs. Boyer is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Downey and Mrs. Nevada Ishler of Martinsville and Mrs. Louisa Spraker of Effingham and a brother, Henry Bennett of Noble, Okla.
She had been an active member of the Christian church as long as her health permitted.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Terre Haute Tribune, Tuesday, 26 April 1960, Marshall, Ill., April 26--Mrs. Cora E. Bradley, 91 years old, formerly of Clark County, and a resident of Hobart, Ind. at the time of her death, died at 9 o'clock Monday morning at the Methodist Hospital in Gary, Ind.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ollie LaHayme of Hobart, Mrs. Dorothy Hix of Indianapolis, Mrs. Ruth Batey of Marshall, Ill., and Miss Lillian Bradley of Los Angeles, Cal.; four sons, Jessie of Youngstown, Ariz., Russell of Hobart, and Frank and Leslie Bradley, both of Gary; three brothers, J. C. Coons of Lebanon, J. A. Coons
of West Terre Haute, and Frank Bradley of Decature, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  The body will be brought to the Marrs Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Auburn Methodist Church and burial will be in Auburn cemetery.  The body will be taken to the
church from the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
2 October 1996--Dorothy Ella (Coons) Bradley, grand-daughter of John Martin Coons and Amanda Catherine Boyer, died this morning at 2:00 a.m. in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  Services will be Friday in Crawfordsville and Saturday at Clark Center, Illinois followed by burial there.  She is survived by a sister, both her children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

BRADLEY, George Ramsey
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Friday, 13 July 1945--Marshall, Ill.--George Ramsey Bradley, 79 years old, died Wednesday at his home in Gary, Ind.  He is survived by the widow, Cora, four sons Jesse, Toledo, Ohio; Russell, Frank and Leslie, all of Gary, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Ollie Miller and Mrs. Ruth Batey, Miss Lillian Bradley, all of Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Dorothy henry, Auburn, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella McNary, Auburn, Ill., and Mrs. Alice Townsley, Oklahoma.  The body was brought to the Marrs Funeral Home here where it will remain until time of the funeral services which will be held at the Auburn Methodist church in
Auburn, Ill. at 2:20 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Rev. H. J. Kent will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Clark County (IL) Democrat, Wednesday, July 18, 1945--The death of George Ramsey Bradley, 79, former Clark County resident, occurred Wednesday morning at his home at Gary, Ind., after several months illness.
The body was brought to the Mars Funeral Home in Marshall and remained there until the funeral hour which was held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Auburn Methodist Church.  Rev. H. J. Kemp officiated.  Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Mr. Bradley is survived by the widow, Cora; four sons, Jesse of Toledo, Ohio; Russell, Frank, and Leslie of Gary; four daughters, Mrs. Ollie Miller, Mrs. Ruth Batey, and Miss Lillian Bradley of Gary and Mrs. Dorothy Hicks of Crawfordsville, Ind.; one brother, Henry of Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Ella McNary of Auburn and Mrs. Alice Townsley of Oklahoma.

Marshall Herald
Dessie Brandenstein, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Barrett, was born Oct 12, 1885, and died at her home in Martinsville, Ill., August 17, 1910.   She united with the Christian Church at Marshall at the age of fifteen.   She was united in marriage to George Brandenstein June 6, 1904.   Born to this union were three children, one passing on before and another little one following her within two days.   She leaves a loving husband, one daughter, father and mother, two brothers and one sister.   Her body was laid to rest in the Auburn Cemetery, August 19, under a bed of flowers.   She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and was loved by all who knew her.   Her illness was of but three weeks, her suffering severe, but she met it with courage while waiting to go to rest with Jesus.

BRAYNARD, Fayette A.
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
1 February 1905, Clark County (IL) Democrat
F. A. Braynard was born in Clark county, Nov. 2, 1849 and died Jan. 24, 1905, aged 55 years, 2 months and 22 days.
On September 27, 1879, he was married to Miss Lydia Guinnip and to this union was born two children, Mrs. Roy Rood, and Burns, both surviving.  The deceased leaves behind a companion, the two children, two grandchildren and one brother, Henry Braynard.
He united with the Church of Christ at marshall several years ago and afterward lived in consistent Christian life.
The funeral services were held at the residence, jan 26, and were conducted by Elder J. A. Sweet.  They body was laid to rest in the Marshall cemetery.
Fayette Braynard was a quiet, honest and industrious citizen and always held the respect of those who knew him.  He was a true husand, an indulgent father, and a kind neighbor and his death is sincerely

Marshall Messenger
We are called upon to write the obituary notice of Mrs. Sophia Briscoe, wife of Henry Briscoe, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Nichols.   For several months past, she has been a victim to the dreadful malady—consumption—and on the evening of the 4th just at 10 o’clock breathed her last.   Mrs. Briscoe was one of the most amiable ladies of her day and where ever she lived she won a host of friends.   During her married life, she has lived in the towns of Marshall, Martinsville and Westfield and no one had more tried friends than she.   Always kind, patient, forbearing, a loving wife, a devoted mother.   During her illness she bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and ever in the most trying hour that sweet smile so common to her in health, would come and go when talking to her friends.   She died in full hope of a blessed immortality.   She told her mother that she was fully prepared to die, and just a short time before she died, she said to her husband “I hate to leave you, but the angels have come and I must go.”   Her funeral was preached by the Rev. C.B. Dawson at the residence, Joseph Briscoe.   And a large concourse of people followed her to her resting place.

20 November 2002
Rex Buckner, 90, of Marshall, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 in Union Hospital at Terre Haute, Indiana.  He was born October 2, 1912 at West York, the son of Jesse Buckner and Emma Knapp Buckner.  He married Ann Pionkowski on August 1, 1941 at Calument City, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife, Ann; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Ruth Buckner of Battle Ground, Indiana; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Kay and Daniel Cirullo of Hammond, Indiana; a sister and brother-in-law, Madge and Harry Garling of Roselawn, Indiana; a sister, Mary Mickey of Terre Haute, Indiana; grandchildren Susan Lloyd, David (Jinette) Smith, Mark (Adrienne) Smith, Joshua Smith and Christine (Tim) Burke; great grandchildren Danielle, Logan, Emily, Jacob, Joslyn, and Kirsten; three nieces, Karen Peel, Marlene Scott and marily Ulrey; three nephews, Frank Mickey, Stanley Mickey and Tom Mickey.  A brother, Ansel Buckner, preceded him in death.
Mr. Buckner was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Marshall and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He served as a torpedoman's mate in the US Navy during World War II.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home with Reverend Judy Williams officiating.  Burial was held at the Bailiff Cemetery near West York.
Memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice.

abt 22 Feb. 1912
Sophia J. Neal, daughter of Washington and Hettie Neal, was born near Burlington, Boone county, Kentucky, on the 15th of September, 1835, and was brought by her parents to Clark county, Ill., in 1837, where they settled on Millcreek, near which stream she lived narly 75 years until her death on Feb. 22, 1912, aged 76 years, five months, and seven days.  Sophia Neal grew to womanhood and assisted her parents in clearing away the forests, which surrounded them everywhere, and aided and cared for her parents until Dec. 16, 1862, when she was married to Ebenezer Buckner.  Together they lived a long and happy life until Nov. 16, 1907 when Mr. Buckner departed this life, since which time Aunt Soph, as she was familiarly called, has lived at Walnut Prairie.
A child of one of the pioneer families of Illinois, she grew to sweet, loving womanhood, did her portion well, and greatly assisted toward reclaiming from wild and dense forests the present rich and undulating fields which now surround us on every side and which for so many many years has been er peaceful abiding place.  But it cannot be that these rich, undulating fields on earth is our only abiding place.  It cannot be that our life is a bubble, cast up by the ocean of eternity, to float another moment upon its surface and then sink into nothingness and darkness forever.
We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth.  There is a realm where the rainbow never fades; where the brights stars will forever be spread out before us like the islands that slumber on the ocean; where the beautiful beings that here pass before us like visions will stay in our presence forever.
We may feel sad because our loved ones are lost to us, but while we weep and wonder they are wrapped in garments of bright light, and warble songs of celestial joy.

3 September 1924, Clark County (IL) Democrat
Garret Burkett was born March 22, 1842 and died August 29, 1924 aged 82 years, 5 months and 7 days.  He was married to Amela Falbush on March 9, 1862 and to this union were born 8 children, seven of whom are still living, his companion and one daughter passing on before.
Those surviving are James, William and George Burkett of Marshall, Emma Blunk of Martinsville, Vina Blunk of Chicago, Mary Norris of Elnora, Ind., and Elisha Burkett of Joplin, MO.
He was a union soldier during the last two years of the Civil War.
But best of all he has been a soldier for Jesus for 60 years.  He was among the oldest members of the Centenary U. B. Church.
Funeral services were held at the Marshall United Brethren church conducted by Rev. Ardie Groves.

BURKETT, James Walter
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
James Walter Burkett, eldest son of Garrett and Amelia Burkett, was born near clark Center, Illinois November 25, 1862.  He died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Owen J. Henrix, in Marshall, Illinois March 6, 1939 at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 11 days.
On March 18, 1888 he was married to Lydia May Coons.  To this union were born 9 children.  Two daughters died in infancy and one son, Ira Clarence Burkett, a soldier in the World War, died in France October 3, 1918.  After twenty-eight years of happily married life the wife died very suddenly November 15, 1916.  Since which time he has remained a widower.
He leaves to mourn their loss two sons, Charles of near Grandview and Joseph of Marshall, and four daughters, Mrs. Owen J. Hendrix and Mrs. Harvey Wilson of Marshall, Mrs. Sylvan Morgan of Clark Center and Mrs. Glenn Wilhoit of Ashmore, and twenty-one grandchildren.  He also is survived by two brothers, William Burkett, Casey, and Elisha Burkett of Joplin, Missouri; three
sisters, Mrs. William Blunk, Martinsville, Mrs. E. Norris, Elnora, Indiana, and Mrs. Joe Blunk, Chicago, and many other relatives and friends.
He had lived his entire life in this county where he was well known and had lived as an honorable and upright citizen.
In the passing of our friends we are reminded that we, too, are hastening on towards that borne from which no traveler ever returns.  But if we have faith in our living Redeemer and commit our way unto Him, we can face the future with a steadfast confidence knowing that we shall again meet our friends and loved ones in the Sweet Bye and Bye.
Oh how sweet it will be on the beautiful shore,
So free from all sorrow and pain,
With songs on our lips and harps in our hands,
To meet one another again.
We wish to thank the relatives and friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy shwon at the time of the death of our father.  Also the singers, pallbeareres, and Reverend O'Neal for their services, and for the beautiful flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkett
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burkett
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Owen J. Hendrix
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn B. Wilhoit

BURKETT, Mrs. Charles
Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Gladys Burkett, 68, wife of Charles Burkett who died at 1:45 a.m. today at the residence, 303 East Van Buren street, will be held at o'o'clock Friday at the Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Ruel Braswell officiating.  Interment will be at Grandview cemetery.
Friends may call at the Blume-Stewart Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Burkett was born July 24, 1893, in Clark County, the daughter of Marlin and Stella Hutchens Claypool.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Lela B. Carroll of Paris and Mrs. Roy Meloche of Livonia, Mich; four brothers, John Claypool of Decatur, Harold of West Terre Haute, Raymond and Arthur of Marshall; four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Smitley of Paris, Mrs. Mud Smitley--of Kansas; Mrs.Reubin Tingley and Mrs. Ted Tiffin, both of Martinsville, Ill.  and three grandchildren.  Mrs. Burkett was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

BURKETT, Mrs. Alberta Gladys
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Paris., IL, Jan 4--Special--Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Gladys Burkett, 68 years old, who died Wednesday at the residence in Paris, will be at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Grandview cemetery.  The body is at the Blume-Stewart Funeral Home.  She is survived by her husband, Charles Burkett, two daughters, Mrs. Lela B. Carroll of Paris and Mrs. Roy Meloche of Livonia, Mich., four brothers, John Claypool of Decatur, Harold of West Terre Haute, Raymond and Arthur of Marshall, four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Smitley of Paris, Mrs. Murl Smitley of
Kansas, Mrs. Reubin Tingley and Mrs. Ted Tiffin, both of Martinsville, Ill.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Mrs. James Burkett, of Anderson township, was found dead in her home last Wednesday.  Her husband came to Marshall that morning, leaving Mrs. Burkett apparently in her usual health.  On returning home about two o'clock, he found her lying on the kitchen floor.  She had apparently been dead several hours when found.  Coroner Haslitt pronounced it a case of apoplexy.
Lydia May Coons was born in Clark county May 23, 1866.  She was married to James W. Burkett March 18, 1888.  To them were born nine children, seven of whom survive.  She is also survived by her aged father, John M. Coons, five sisters, seven brothers, and one grand-child.  She was a member of the Methodist Protestant church.  Rev. J. L. Buyer conducted the funeral
services and interment followed in the Auburn Cemetery.
Lydia May Coons Burkett, eldest daughter of John M. and Amanda C. Coons, was born in Clark County, Ill., November 23, and died at her late home, four miles ? of Marshall, Ill., November 15, 1916, ? years, 5 months and 28 days.
She was married to James W. Burkett March 13, 1888.  To them were born nine children.  She was the second child of a family of thirteen and was the first of the family to answer a summons of death, except the mother who died twenty-two years ago.  She is survived by her husband and seven children, one grandchild, her aged father, seven brothers and five sisters, all of whom were present at the funeral except the youngest brother who is in the United States Army on the border.  Besides these she leaves many relatives and friends.  Her four children at home had gone to school as usual and her
husband had left a short time later for ? business......

From Clark County (IL) Herald
10 August 1904
Mrs. Eliza Burkybile died at her home in Walnut Prairie last night at 11 o'clock after a two weeks' illness from cholera morbus.  She received a fall while leaving church early in June, sustaining a fractured ankle, and has nevre been well since.
Eliza Hasten was born in Ohio Oct. 14, 1825.  In early childhood her parents, Peter Hasten and wife, came to this county, where our subject grew to womanhood and was married to Jos. Morecraft.  Two children were born to this union.  The husband died in the early sixties and a few years after the widow married Wm. Lowell.  The second husband, too died in a few years.  She was again married to Geo. Burkybile and he also preceded her.  The two children left to mourn her loss are Mrs. R. A. Ogle and Peter Morecraft.
Mrs. Burkybile was a kind mother a good neighbor and while her death did not come until far past her allotted three score and ten, yet she will be sadly missed.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow, Rev. Neal McClain officiating, after which the remains will be laid to rest in the Liberty cemetery.

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