Obituaries o-r001, Clark County IL

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Thursday, 11 November 1948, Oblong (IL) Oracle
Mrs. Sarah Randolph, 86 died at Allena Sanitarium in Robinson at 11:30 Tuesday night.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Walling of Oblong, Mrs. Ora Culp of Robinson, and Mrs. Goldie Shonk,
of Porterville, two step sons, John Randolph of Oblong and Alva Randolph of Virginia; a brother, Jeff Dart of Oblong, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Smith of Fort Wayne, Ind.
The body will remain at the Marshall Funeral Chapel until time for the service.  Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Thursday at the Prairie church, with Rev. Frank Tredway officiating. Burial will be
in the Prairie cemetery.

REDMAN, Mrs. Nancy
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
From Kansas (IL) Journal, Thursday, 25 Feb. 1937
Mrs. Nancy Redman is Buried at Richwoods
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Jane Redman, 76, who died at her home in Paris, Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Richwoods Baptist church south of Kansas. Mrs. Redman is the mother of Roe Redman of Vermilion, formerly of Kansas.
Interment was made in the Richwoods cemetery.
The deceased was born in Indiana, August 18, 1860.  She was united in marriage in 1886 to James W. Redman, who preceded her in death fourteen years ago.
She is survived by four children, Roe, of Vermilion, Lawrence and Clarence of Westfield, and Mrs. Jessie Luther of Paris; ten grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Woody Hart of Franklin, Ind., and one half-brother, Jared Keith of Cincinnati, Ohio.

REED, David Henry
born 18 November 1904, died 26 April 1976.  Funeral held Wednesday April 28, 1976, burial at St. Paul Cemetery.

Wife of Walter Reed B: 4 Jun. 1917 D: 1974 Buried: Mt. Olive Cemetery, Annapolis, Illinois Parents: Clayton and Lola (Hart) Buckner

REED, Murial C.
Wife of Henry Reed B: 4 Oct 1906 M: 20 May 1939 D: 3 July 1998 Buried: St. Paul Cemetery

REED, Walter
born 5 February 1895, died 31 August 1980.  Funeral held Thursday, September 4, 1980, burial at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Albert H. Reynolds, the subject of this sketch, was the son of Thomas E. and Frances Reynolds, was born west of West York October 18, 1873, and died at his home near West York November 1, 1930.  Age 57 years, 12 days.  He was united in marriage to Lucinda Nidey of West York, October 13, 1895. To this union was born five children, two sons and three daughters namely:  Cecil L. of Terre Haute; Cebrern Ollis and Nina Garrison of Jackson Mich.; Naomi Fox of Detroit, Mich.; and Nola Weaver of Salina, Kansas.
He was converted and united with the Mount Olive Baptist church.  He later became a member of the Church of Christ at West York and remained a faithful member until death.  As a man of character and of sterling worth and lovedand respected by all who knew him, his life radiated with sunshine of love and cheerfulness, so much so that he brought sunshine and cheerfulness to all with whom he associated.
He always had a smile, a word of cheer and a bit of merriment for all he met.  His life was that of an exemplary Christian, trusting in Christ for strength and guidance each day.
Besides the five children, he leaves a devoted companion, one brother and two sisters, Frank and Luella of Annapolis, and Effie Guyer of near Terre Haute.  Thirteen grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.
By his death this home has lost a faithful and loving husband and father, the neighborhood a good neighbor, the church an earnest worker.
Card of thanks--We wish to thank our many friends and relatives for their kindness shown during the illness and death of our husband and father.
Mrs. A. H. Reynolds and Children

RHOADS, Eliza Jane
Clark County Herald
April 19, 1900
Eliza Jane Rhoads was born in Wabash Township, Oct 27, 1833, and died at the home of her son Thomas in the Richwoods, April 11, 1900.   She was twice married, the first time to John Breysacher, by whom she had four children and the second time to a Mr. Boston.   Two sons, George and Thomas, and the daughter, Mrs. Cora Pratt, of Defiance, Ohio, survive her.   She was a member of the missionary Baptist Church.   The cause of her death was paralysis.   She was stricken while alone in the house and busy about the work.   She never recovered consciousness.   The remains were laid to rest in dean Cemetery near where she was born on Saturday last.   John Knox conducting the funeral service.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Dated about July 19, 1908
On Sunday morning at about 3 o'clock, Samuel J. Richards, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Downey, northeast of this city.  He was sixty nine years old and was sick but a few days.  The funeral was held from the home of his daughter and his remains were buried at the Rockwell Cemetery Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Richards was an old time settler, having been in the territory since the opening and had acquired a large acquaintance with the people of this section.  He was a Mason and a Woodman.
Less than a week ago, we saw him in town and he seemed to be in as good spirits as usual.
Besides his daughter, Mrs. Downey, he leaves several sons, John Richards, and the ohters we can not name.  The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.

RODGERS, Minerva Ellen and HAWKINS, Mary Ann REDMAN
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
From The Westfield Review, Thursday, 12 September 1918
Obituaries of Minerva Ellen Rodgers and Mary Ann Hawkins
Two Funerals at Rich Woods
Mrs. Minerva Ellen Rodgers, 63 years of age, widow of the last Thomas Rodgers, died at her home near Vevay Park Saturday and the funeral services were held at the Rich Woods church Monday morning and interment made in the adjoining cemetery.  Mrs. Rodgers was for many years a resident of the neighborhood east of Westfield and was well and favorably known to a large number of the people of this community.  She moved with the family to Vevay Park some years back, where she had since made her home.

Mrs. Mary Ann Hawkins, aged 78 years, widow of the late Morrison Hawkins, died Sunday at the home of her sons, W. E. Hawkins, in Parker township and the funeral services were held at the Rich Woods church on Monday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the nearby churchyard. Mrs. Hawkins was a Redman before her marriage and has a large relationship inthe Rich Woods

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
From Westfield (IL) Review, Thursday, July 1915
T. T. Rodgers passed away Saturday
Was born and raised in Rich Woods.  Funeral Held at Concord on Monday.
Thomas Rodgers died at his home near Vevay Park, Saturday night, being about sixty years of age.  The deceased had had a paralytic stroke two or three years ago and had since been in very feeble health, but of late was considerable improved, was able to get about and ride to town and was in much better spirits, so that his death at this time came as quite a shock to his family and friends.
He was taken sick Saturday afternoon and a physician summoned, but he grew steadily weaker until he passed from this life as one falling asleep.
Mr. Rodgers was born and raised in the neighborhood east of Westfield and made that his home until he moved to Vevay Park several years ago, where he had since resided.  He was a hard worker and good neighbor and always had a wide circle of friends.
The funeral services were held from the Concord church in Rich Woods, Monday, conducted by Elder S. A. Dawson, and interment made in the Concord cemetery.
Deceased leaves a wife and several children to mourn their loss of a kind husband and indulgent father.

Clark County Herald
J.W. Rowe was born at New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana, January 28, 1850.   He came to Illinois in 1867 and to Martinsville in 1869.   He has lived here ever since with the exception of an interval of about eleven years spent at Melrose.
He was married to Sophia A. Miller, June 12, 1866.   Of this union there was born one son who died in infancy.
In the winter of 1876 and 1877, he united with the Church of God and was baptized into Christ by Elder R.T. Sargent.   In the following spring, he moved to Melrose where he assisted in organizing a Sunday School which resulted in the organization of the church there.   Into these two organizations he threw his whole energies and with his good companion was moving spirit in all their advancement.   Since returning to Martinsville he was member of the church board and active in all departments of her work up to the time ill health rendered him too feeble a few months ago.
He died January 24, 1907, at the age of 56 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Editor Herald—Mr. Rowe established the news in Martinsville in 1904 and although he had no previous experience in the newspaper business, was fairly successful.   He was actively engaged with the paper until his health became so poor a few months ago that he was compelled to give it up.   The bereaved companion has our sincere sympathy.

RYAN, Risco
Clark County Herald
Just as we go to press comes the sad news of the death of Risco Ryan, of Martinsville Twp.   He had been suffering with fever for about ten days but was not considered dangerous until Sunday morning, Aug 30, when the disease changed for the worse and he continued to sink until death came about one o’clock PM, Tuesday, Sept 1.   Mr. Ryan was well known in nearly all parts of the county and in his own immediate neighborhood, where he was know best was held in high esteem.   He was a faithful member of the U.B. Church and an earnest laborer in all good works.   He was 46 years of age and was born and reared on the old homestead where he died.   He leaves a wife, one child and numerous other relatives to mourn his loss.   The funeral was held in the M.E. Church in Martinsville Thursday morning, Rev Broadstone officiating.   The remains were laid to rest in the Martinsville Cemetery.   A large concourse of friends paid the last tribute of respect by attendance upon the funeral.

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