Obituaries o-n001, Clark County IL

NAPIER, Lora Joyce
born 8 May 1904, died 30 May 1983.  Funeral held Thursday, June 2, 1983, burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

NASH, Lelan
son of Ed and Annette Lingafelter Nash,born 12 September 1911, died 19 February 1992.  Funeral held Friday, February 21, 1992 burial at Olive Branch Cemetery. Married Mildred Washburn.

born 1 January 1913, died 21 September 1992. Funeral held  Wednesday, September 23, 1992, burial at Olive Branch Cemetery.

NAVE, Benjamin "Ben" Edward
son of Morton and Winnie Umstot Nave, born 8 January 1909, died 20 February 1990.  Funeral held Friday February 23, 1990, burial at Olive Branch Cemetery.

daughter of Jeff  Swope,wife of Ben Nave, born 19 August 1911, died 19 December 1994. Funeral held Wednesday December 21, 1994, burial at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Kansas (IL) Journal, Thursday, 26 October 1950
Mrs. Elmer Nay, 73, dies in Paris Hospital After a Short Illness
Mrs. Elmer Nay, 73 years of age passed away Saturday noon at Paris hospital where she had been since Thursday suffering from a heart ailment.
The funeral service was held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Forbes-Hutchins Funeral home, in charge of the Rev. H. L. Hayes pastor of the Arcola Christian church.
John Redmon of Paris sang two solos, "Eastern Gate," and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Hayes Hutchins.  Bearers were Jack Stark, James Stark, Max Stark, Eugene Keran, L. L. Redman, and Forrest Nay.
Interment was in Richwoods cemetery south of Kansas.
Nannie Olive Nay, daughter of John and Serena Redmon, was born May 19, 1877 in Clark county.  At an early age she became a member of the Concord Primitive Baptist church.
She was married to Edwin Stark July 3, 1894.  To this union two daughters were born, Mrs. Vona Webright of Chicago and Mrs. Marjorie Thews of Gary.
Mr. Stark passed away Sept. 1, 1935.
On Aug. 13, 1940, she was married to Elmer Nay, who survives with her two daughters, six grandchildren, Wanda Reigle, John Edwin Webright, Polly Ann Kleidon, Marice Thews, and Wallace and Richard Thews.  Two great grandchildren, Wilhelmina Josephine Reigle and Von Elissa Reigle also survive with many relatives and a host of friends.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Thursday, July 2, 1903, Kansas (IL) Journal
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Nay died at her home in this city last Saturday June 27, 1903.  Aged 57 years, 10 months, and 14 days.  The deceased has been in failing health for several months and her death was not
Mrs. Nay was born in Clark county, August 13, 1815 and has resided in Illinois her entire lifetime.  Her husband has been dead a number of years.  She is survived by two daughters.
The funeral services were conducted at Pleasant Hill church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Massie.  Burial in the cemetery near this church.

Clark County Herald
Mrs. Eleanor Newlin died at the home of her daughter, near Cleone, on Saturday, Feb 20, aged 77 years, 1 month and 12 days.   The funeral services were held the following day and the remains were interred in Good Hope Cemetery.
Eleanor, youngest daughter of John and Rachel Boyd, was born near Robinson, Illinois, on Jan 8, 1820.   She married Eli Newlin in 1835 and three years later they moved to Clark County to spend the remainder of their lives.   Nine children were born to them and six of those are yet living.   Mr. Newlin died on March 29, 1865, and since that time the widow made her home with her children.   She sent three brave sons to the war to battle for their country’s life and honor.
Mrs. Newlin was one of the pioneers of Clark County and was very proud that she heard the famous Lincoln Douglas debate in Charleston in 1858.   She was a great admirer of Lincoln and a bitter foe to slavery.   The neighbors delighted to gather around her and listen to her tales of the happenings of her early life as well as her interesting reminiscences of war times.   Her memory was remarkably retentive until a short time before her death.
Mrs. Newlin was taken seriously ill with grippe on Feb 14th and although all that loving children and kind friends could think of was done, all was of no avail and on Saturday the dear old eyes that had beamed with love and intelligence slowly lost their brightness, the failing breath fluttered for an instant then all was still.
She was universally beloved and no one will be more sadly missed.   She was ever ready to minister to the sick and the needy and many to whom she has ministered in sickness will drop a silent tear when they know that Aunt Nellie, as she was lovingly called by everyone has passed from time to eternity.   No mother could ever do more for her children than she has done and those who survive her can truthfully say, “There is no love like a mother’s.”   Farewell, dear mother, sleep on.   As we take a last look at your loved features, now cold in death, we know that your suffering is over and that you are at rest.   Although it seems almost more than we can endure to give you up, we shall console ourselves with the blessed assurance that at sometime and in some way when this wearily life is over and we have all crossed the dark river, we shall meet again in a better land.

NICOL, Mabel
wife of Ralph Nicol, born 29 January 1901, died 23 January 1976.  Funeral held Monday, January 26, 1976, burial at Island Grove Cemetery.

NICHOLSON, David Spencer
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Funeral services for David Spencer Nicholson were held at Green Moss Wednesday afternoon of last week, and were conducted by Rev. R. S. Wheeldon.
Burial followed in the cemetery nearby.
David Spencer Nicholson, son of Thomas and Mary Nicholson, was born in Dolson township, Clark county, Illinois, March 30, 1858.  He departed this life at his home December 21, 1936, aged 78 years, 8 months and 21 days.
He was the youngest of nine children born to this union, all of whom have preceded him in death.  One half-sister preceded him in death also.
He was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Coons October 26, 1876.  To this union six children were born, one son and daughter deceased; one son Jake, whereabouts unknown since 1908.  Those left to mourn their loss his wife; three sons, Charley and Pearl of Paris; George, of north of Martinsville; one half-sister, Mrs. Ed Beabout, of Martinsville; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
The deceased was a devoted husband, a loving father, a good neighbor.  He was a loyal attendant at the Green Moss church and Sunday school as long as his health permitted.  Mr. Nicholson's health had been failing for the past ieght years.  He will be sadly missed in the community where he spent his entire life.
How sweet to sleep where all is peace.  Where sorrow cannot reach the breast.  Where all life's idle throbbings cease and pain is lulled to rest.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Joseph L. Nicholson, fourth son of Thomas and Mary Nicholson was born September 30, 1852, and died at his home in Dolson township, February 15, 1923, aged 70 years, 4 months and 15 days.
He was united in marriage to Sarah Stuard April 5, 1874.  To them were born four children, three daughters and one son.  He was preceded in death by his wife, two daugthers and one son.  He leaves to mourn his untimely departure, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hurst, four grandchildren, Mrs. Opha Corlew of Oil Field, Floyd Esther and Hugh at home.  One brother David S. Nicholson, of Dolson, one sister Mrs. Eliza Burnsides of Marshall, and one half-sister, Mrs. Stella Beabout of Dolson, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
About seven years ago he confessed Christ and united with the M. E. church of Dolson under the ministry of E. S. Wamsley.
The funeral was conducted at the Green Moss M. E. church, February 17, by Rev. W. H. Stephens of Moweaqua, Ill., with burial in Green Moss cemetery.

NICHOLSON, Lyman Lonzo
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Lyman Lonzo Nicholson, only son of Joseph L. and Sarah A. Nicholson, was born Jan. 21, 1883, in Clark county and died Nov. 6, 191?.  He leaves father, mother, one sister, Mrs. Wm. Hurst; two little sisters preceeded him to the great beyond.  Lyman was loved by all his associates and will be missed in his Sunday school class, which he attended regularly when his health permitted.  During the last year, in a Bible reading contest, he read the Old and New Testaments through, containing 33,359 verses and then reread 1986 verses, in all reading 35,345 for whiech the Sunday school presented him with a handsome Bible just two weeks before his death.  But all his life he has been afflicted and deprived of the pleasures that one of his age enjoys, but he was always hopeful.  The day before he died, he attended Sunday school as usual.  On the way home he became worse and passed away Monday evening.  The family have the sympathy of the community which was shown by the large concourse of friends that attended the funeral, which was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Charles Sloan, assisted by Rev. Marsh, Evangelist of the Church of God.  Rev. Sloan spoke from the text, "He is dead, yet speaketh."  The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

NICHOLSON, Mabel Irene
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Mabel Irene, youngest daugter of George and Emma Nicholson, was born June 7, 1921 and departed this life March 8, 1922, aged 21 months and one day.  She leaves to mourn her departure a father, mother, one sister, five brothers, and many other relatives and friends.  She will be sadly missed in the home, but God in his wisdom doeth all things well.  Another rose has gone from earth to bloom in heaven, where beckoning hands call us to heaven's fair lands where sickness and sorrow never can come; yet we do not sorrow as one having no hope, for she has left sweet memories to guide us to him who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Stephens at Dolson Chapel and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
We give our Dolson space this week to an obituary of our only sister.
Written by Mrs. Eliza Nicholson for the funeral occasion.
Malissa A. Nicholson, daughter of Solomon and Mary Miller, was born October 24, 1846, and died June 8, 1907, aged 61 years, 7 months and 16 days.  She was united in marriage to James Heimer December 4, 1866, who departed this life October 25, 1868.  To this union was born one son, John W. with whom she resided at the time of her death.  She was again married to Thomas Nicholson November 10, 1870.  To this union were born two daughters, Stella Beabout and Effie J., who died at the age of 5 years.  She leaves a father, step mother, one half brother, two grandchildren, Daisy Beabout and Mildred Heimer and 5 step children, Joseph L. and David Nicholson, Mrs. Sarah Claypool, Mrs. Eliza Burnsides, Mrs. margaret Phillips besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.  About 2 years ago her health gradually failed.  She fell December 14, 1906, from which time she has not been able to walk, yet with a Christian spirit she bore her afflictions bravely with always a welcome and smile for the many friends and neighbors who came to visit her and one who tried to follow her Savior's example by doing good, always ready to minister to the sick or those in distress.  Can
we say a loved one gone.  No just waiting to welcome the redeemed to earth--to a mansion in Heaven.  She united with the M. E. church at Dolson chapel at the age of 13 years and from then was always ready to testify to saving faith in Christ.
The funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at Dolson chapel after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery.  The floral offerings contributed by numerous friends were many and beautiful.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Marshall, IL, Feb 19--Mrs. Eliza Ann Nicholson, 89 years old, R. R. 2, Marshall, died Friday afternoon at the Paris, Ill., Hospital.  She is survived by three sons, Charles and Pearl Nicholson, both of Paris, and George Nicholson of Martinsville; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  The body was brought to the Marrs Funeral Home.  Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Greenmoss church by Rev. H. J. Kemp.  Burial ..
Marshall, IL, Feb. 19--Funeral rites for Mrs. Eliza Ann Nicholson, 89, who died Friday at Paris hospital, will be a two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Green Moss church, with Rev. H. J. Kemp officiating.  Burial will be at the adjoining cemetery.  The body is at the Marrs funeral home.
Eliza A. Nicholson, daughter of Jacob and Judy Miller Coons, was born October 23, 1859 and departed this life February 18, 1949, at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 26 days.
She was united in marriage to David S. Nicholson, October 26, 1876.  To this union were born 6 children, 3 of which are still living, George Nicholson of Martinsville, Charles Nicholson of Paris, and Pearl Nicholson, also of Paris.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and ? great great grandchildren.  Also several nieces and nephews.
She was a lifelong member of the Green Moss Church and spent her entire life in and around the community where she was born.  She was the last of a family of five children.

abt 8 August 1970
The body of Mrs. Chloa Nidey, 73, was discovered late Wednesday evening by her son, Richard Nidey, of Palestine, when he went to her home at 506 N. Jackson St. here, to mow her yard.
He started to enter the house, but found it locked so he looked in a sitting room window and saw her lying fully dressed on a couch, her slippers on the floor beside it.  On examination, it was determined that Mrs. Nidey had been dead for several days, maybe as long as a week.  The last time Nidey had seen her was when he mowed the yard there about a week ago.
Although apparently having died of natural causes, an inquiry into the death will be conducted by County Coroner Walter Wilson.
Surviving are another son, Randall Nidey, of Robinson; two daughter, Mrs. George (Betty) Murray, Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. James (June) Maxwell, Sikeston, Mo.; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Romoser, Mrs. Mary Bonesteel, Mrs. Lela Livvix, all of West Union; Mrs. Sarah Leonard, Windsor, and Mrs. Inez Rawlinson, Crossville, and a brother, Ernest Ingle, Dover, Delaware.  Her husband, Russell Nidey, preceded her in death in 1955.
Born in West Union, daughter of the late Simon and Lida Wallace Ingle, she was a member of the West Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville with Rev. Lee Swope, of West Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in Bailiff Cemetery west of West York.
Visitation will begain at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  The casket will remain closed..

NIDEY, Oscar
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
August 1959
Plainsman Herald, Springfield, CO
Oscar Nidey, oldest son of Thomas and Eva May Nidey, was born March 28, 1893, at West York, IL, and passed from this life at Springfield, CO, August 13, 1959 at the age of 64 years and 5 months.
He came to CO with his parents when a young man and has made his home here since that time.  He was married to Florecne May Southworth, October 1917. To this union three daughters were born, twin daughters, who passed away in infancy, and Ruth Gree of Hotchkiss, CO, Florence passed away October 1928.
He was married to Stella Dallas August 22, 1930, who survives also two steop-daughters, Altal Cooper and Barbara Wade, which he loved as his own.
He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, one precious little one, Darla Wade, being called away just a few weeks ago.  His father and a brother preceeded him to the Great Beyond.  His mother survives, also three brothers, Wallace, Herbert, Crescy, and one sister, Flossie Wallace and a host of relatives and friends.
He became a member of the Lords Church when a young man and has been a faithful worker in the Lords Vineyard through the years.  He held a great love and respect for the church and the Lords work, putting the church before occupation and way of life.  His affections were set on things above.
He shall indeed be missed by all who loved him.

NIDEY, Carrie
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Hutsonville Herald, Friday, June 9, 1939
Mrs. Carrie Nidey, aged 92, of West York, died Tuesday morning at 1:30 at her home there.  She was the mother of six children, three of whom preceded her in death.  Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Blanche Vaughn of North Platte, Neb., Mrs. Edna Sims and Mrs. Bert Stanfield of West York; fourteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
The funeral services was held at the residence yesterday afternoon at 2:00 with Rev. Peck officiating.  Burial in the Bradbury Cemetery.

NIDEY, Wallace
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Wallace Nidey was born to T. V. Nidey and Eva May Nidey on December 21, 1896.  He moved to Baca Co from West York, IL, in 1912.  On February 3, 1918, he was married to Elsie Hazel Orndorff and spent the rest of his life in Baca Co.  To them were born ten children; James of rural Springfield; Kenneth of Springfield; Russell of Cottonwood, Arizona; Cora May Mayhan of rural Campo; Thomas of Lamar; Terry Jean Wallace and mary Ann LeValley of Springfield.  His wife, two grown sons, Paul and keith; one infant daughter, Anna Belle; and 1 baby grandchild preceded him in death.  Besides these, he
leaves 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one sister Flossie Wallace of Springfield; two brothers, Herbert of Springfield and Crescy of Palisade, Colorado. His parents and 2 brothers Oscar and Ralph preceded him in death.
Wallace became a member of the body of Christ early in life and attended the Sandy Soil Church of Christ until his death.  His influence in the Christian home he helped to establish and maintain, is evident today, and will continue to be through generations to come.
He worked many hard hours at farming to raise his large family, retiring from farming in 1946.  He will be rememberd by many people over Baca County as the Rawleigh Man.  The 30 years he spent in the Rawleigh business were a pleasure as he was heard to say many times, it was like a year around vacation, traveling around visiting with his many friends.
Wallace was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be sadly missed by his loved ones.  He bagan his heavenly abode on June 7, 1981, at the age of 84 yrs, 5 mo, 17 days.
The following poem was taken from a family letter his wife Hazel wrote in 1967.
A little more tired at close of day,
A little less anxious to have you away,
A little less ready to scold and blame,
A little more care for a brother's name.
And so we are nearing the journey's end,
Where time and eternity meet and blend,
A little more leisure time to sit and dream,
A little more real the things unseen.
A little nearere to that ahead,
With visions of those long loved and dead,
And so we are going where all must go,
To the place the living may never know.

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