Ford County, Illinois

Obituaries Bro-Bz

primary submitter: Gail Hahn Hutchcraft

 

BROADDUS

MARY V. (POTTS)
Mary V. Broaddus, age 76 of Gibson City died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday 7-11-2002 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 16 at The First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Kathleen Reichmann officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. July 15 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour before the services at the church on Tuesday. Pallbearers were Eric Nauman, Mike Potts, Brian Potts, Steve Potts, Russ Idle and Jon Pritts. Mrs. Broaddus was born 1-31-1926 at Gibson City a daughter of Dr. Albert and Neva Newport Potts. She married Alan R. Broaddus on 6-24-1951 at Gibson City. He preceded her in death on 3-7-1973. Survivors include one son, Richard (Joan) Broaddus of Saybrook; one daughter, Ruth (Rick) Rhodes of Monticello; four grandchildren, Amanda and Alan Broaddus and Mitchell and Allison Rhodes; one brother, Charles Potts of Oswego and two sisters, Doris Idle of Bartlett and Alice Nauman of Sacramento, CA. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Potts and Dr. Joseph Potts. Mrs. Broaddus received her bachelor of science degree in education from Illinois State University. She was a science teacher at Gibson City High School for 34 years, retiring in 1987. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City, Mrs. Broaddus was a member of the church choir and many other church activities. Mrs. Broaddus was a member of the Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary where she served on the nursing scholarship committee. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an educational sorority. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Gibson Area Hospital.

BROCK

ALBERT WAYNE

Albert Wayne Brock, 85, of Rockford, formerly of Benton, Ky and Gibson City, died Tuesday 5-14-2002 at his home in Rockford. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was 10 -11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Brock was born 8-2-1916 at Foosland, a son of David and Eliza (Waggoner) Brock. He married Maxine Mulvany 6-7-1936 at Foosland and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Wanda Whitaker of Benton, Ky.; and Rita Brock of Rockford; and two grandsons, Jonathan Whitaker of Bloomington, Indiana and Joseph (fiancee-Marcie Williams) Whitaker of Murray, Ky. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Mr. Brock was a partner in Royal Oil and Gas Co. in Gibson City for 34 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund of Benton, KY.

BROKATE

LLOYD W.

Elliott - Lloyd W. Brokate, 60, of Elliott died at 5:14 p.m. Friday 12-5-1997 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City.

WILLIAM R.
PVT. WILLIAM BROKATE KILLED IN ACTION
Private William Brokate, 19, who had been reported missing in Germany since March 3, was killed in action on that date, the war department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brokate, Sr., Tuesday. He was with the seventh army. Private Brokate's last letter was dated February 22. He entered the army September 2, 1944, and trained at Camp Hood, TX. He was home on furlough New Year's and went overseas January 18. He was born 7-25-1925, near Anchor and attended school in Sibley. Surviving are his parents; four sisters, Mrs. Eileen Schuette, Guthrie, Dorothy, Betty Mae and Wilma, at home; three brothers, Merle, Lloyd and Donald, all at home; three nieces; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Borchers, Gibson City; and his paternal grandfather, William Brokate, Cincinnati, Ohio.
b. 7-21-1925
d. 3-3-1945

BROMLEY

EDWARD M.

Married

Lucinda

Died

10-7-1898, 63 yrs 5 mo 20 da

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il.

Notes

Civil War PVT Co. K. 147 Ind. Reg.

BROOKS

CAROL A. (MALONE)

Carol A. Brooks, age 61 of Gibson City died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday 9-2-1998 at Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. September 4 at the United Methodist Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Randall Robinson officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. September 3 at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Pallbearers included Glenn Brooks, Joe Brooks, Steven Hawthorne, Gayle Glascock, Ty Royal and Dwaine Horsch. Mrs. Brooks was born 5-16-1937 at Gibson City a daughter of James E. and Helen Josephine Greemore Malone. She married Lincoln Brooks on 12-21-1957 at Gibson City. Survivors include her husband, Lincoln Brooks of Gibson City; her step-mother, Luetta Malone of Blue Mound; two daughters, Cindy Fisher and Carla Hawthorne, both of Gibson City; two sisters, Mary Lee Kretzer of Normal and Doris Gladden of Burton, Michigan; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son. A resident of the Gibson City area for most of her life, Mrs. Brooks and her husband owned and operated the Three C's/Unlimited Laundromat in Gibson City for six years. She was a registered certified nurses assistant. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Gibson City.

DIANE

Diane Brooks, 16,, died in a car accident at "Dead Man's Curve" east of Gibson City 5-4-1969. Daughter of Carl and Pauline Carson Brooks, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gibson City. Surviving along with her parents; two brothers, Larry, Bloomington, Il , Douglas at home; a sister, janet, at home. Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carson, Gibson City and Burley Brooks, Gamalie, Ky. b. 4-16-1953, Gibson City d. 5-4-1969 bur: Drummer Twp Cemetery

JOSEPH E.
Joseph E. Brooks, Jr., 32, Gibson City, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 11-20-1976 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Private funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home with Keith Ward officiating. Burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Pallbearers were, John Brooks, Ronald Brooks, Ray Wagner, Pete Friedmansky, Terry Roesch and Joe Oliverio. He was born 1-11-1944 in Bloomington, a son of Joseph and Dorothy Schutte Brooks. Surviving are his parents, Gibson City; five sisters, Mrs. Patricia Wagner and Mrs. Debra Roesch, both of Gibson City; Mrs. Barbara Friedmansky of Lexington; Tina Brooks, at home and Mrs. Joyce Oliviero, Evansville; two brothers, Ronald Brooks of Vero Beach, Fl. and John Brooks of Petersburg; his maternal grandmother Mrs. Lanarah Rannebarger of Gibson City.

BROTHERTON

HELEN S.

The funereal of Helen S. Brotherton, age 94, of Melvin, formerly of Decatur, was at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. The Reverend Roger Ross officiated with burial in the Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Bob Arends, Dayo Thompson, Ed Kendrick, Roger Arends, Charles Orcutt and Henry Hummel. Mrs. Brotherton died at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday 3-2-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. She was born 9-9-1899 in Gibson City, a daughter of William and Mary McClure Stathers. She married Vernard Brotherton on 9-21-1921 in Melvin. He died 5-19-1979. Surviving are one daughter, June Bean of Quincy; one sister, Hazel Stathers of Gibson City; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brotherton was a member of United Methodist Church, Melvin. Memorials may be made to the church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

LYLE H.
Lyle H. Brotherton, age 70 of Gibson City died Saturday 7-20-1991 at his home. His funeral was conducted Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Brent Zastrow officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City where military rites were accorded by the Lee Lowery Post No 568. Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Pallbearers included S.J. Wurmnest, Ed Briggs, Lloyd Taylor, Alan Wright, William Jensen and Tony Heideman. Mr. Brotherton was born 9-7-1920 at Ludlow, a son of Leo and Hannah Oftedahl Brotherton. He married Marjorie Wagonseller on 4-27-1947 at Pocahontas, Ark. and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Linda Hatfield, Champaign and Cheryl Hartnett of Aurora; a granddaughter; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Brotherton, who retired from the Norfolk & Western RR in 1978 was a resident of Gibson City area most of his life. He was a member of the Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Elliott. Mr. Brotherton, an Army veteran of WWII, was a member of Lee Lowery American Legion Post No 568; Elliott Amvets; and the Brotherton-Keller VFW Post No 6289. He also belonged to the Gibson City Masonic Lodge #733 AF&AM; the Mohammed Temple, Peoria; Corn Belt Shrine Club, Gibson City; Mount Olivet Commandery #38; the Knights-Templar of Paxton; and the Ford Chapter No 133 RAM of Paxton. He was a longtime member of Transportation Communication International Union.
ROY EARL

Born

12-22-1889

Parents

Campbell and Addie Lee Miner Brotherton

Died

2-20-1920

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Ford County, Il

Notes

WWI Sgt 1C AMAS FS Det. US Army

VERNARD H.

Born

1896

Parents

Campbell & Addie Lee Miner Brotherton

Married

Helen S. Stathers 9-21-1921

Children

dau: June m. Theodore Bean

Died

5-19-1979

Burial

Gibson City Cemetery

Notes

WW1

WILLIAM E.

Born

12-18-1893

Died

10-10-1918

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Ford County, Il.

Notes

WWI 147th AER O Sqd.

(an incomplete article - not an obit)

The 20th anniversary of Brotherton-Keller VFW Post 6289 will be observed at a special banmeng Saturday night, 3-20-(1971?). Special guests at the meeting will be members of the families of the two deceased veterans for whom the post was named when it received its charter on 3-13-1951 - Lt. William E. Brotherton and Staff Sgt. John W. Keller.

Lt. Brotherton who was killed in action in France during WW I, was a member of the 147th Aero Squadron and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross. He was born 12-18-1893 and was killed 10-10-1918. He enlisted in the aviation service in April, 1917, and received five weeks of ground school training at the U of I. Lt. Brotherton was sent to Camp Mohawk, Ontario, Canada for flying training with the RFC of the British Army and received further training at Taliaferro Flying Field, Fort Worth, TX. He was commissioned a second lieutenant 1-28-1918. Lt. Brotherton was a member of the first class top graduate from Drummer Twp High school in 1912. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Brotherton and was born near Guthrie. His maternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Miner. In a letter to his grandfather, dated June 16, 1918, from France, he wrote that he was "flying a Scout machine." (the complete article and photo of Lt. Brotherton is in the WAR obits found at Moyer Library in Gibson City, Ford County, Il.)

BROUGH

ARLEEN M. SCHADE

Gibson City - Arleen M. Brough, 92, formerly of Gibson City, died 12-30-2002 in Douglas, Michigan. Private services will be conducted for family, with entombment in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Ind. Mrs. Brough was born 4-4-1910, a daughter of Adam and Catherine Amelia Berlet Schade. She married Benjamin E. Brough in 1933. He died in 1990. Surviving are one son, Benjamin David Brough of Garden City Beach, SC, two daughters, Margery Ann (Richard) Bogasch of Avondale, AZ; and Kaye (Reg) Seidner of Saugatuck, Mich; one sister, Ruth Matthews of Gibson City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Five sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the hospice or breast cancer organization of the donor's choice.

BROWN

EDWARD I.

Edward I. Brown, about 75, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sprinkle, 202 S. Wood St., Gibson City. Funeral services at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. R.M. Luedde officiating. Burial in Gibson City Cemetery. Mr. Brown was an employee for many years at Noble Feed Co., retiring about a year ago. He was born in 1874 at Stanton, VA. His wife, Elizabeth, and four sons preceded him in death. He leaves one son, Clarence Brown of Champaign; four daughters, Ruth Butler and Fannie Brown of Urbana, Mrs. Sprinkle and Lucille Brown of Gibson City. b. 1874 d. abt 1-19-1950

ETHEL K.

Mrs. Ethel K. Brown, 94, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday 6-7-1976 at the Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral was held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at the Lamb Funeral home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial was at the Gibson City Cemetery. She was born 2-24-1882, at White Pigeon, Mich. a daughter of George and Clara Marshall Pike. She married Harry B. Brown 5-31-1906 at White Pigeon. He died 7-31-1963. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Wright, Wonder Lake, and Mrs. Ruth Swanson, Gibson City; three sons, Harry B. Jr., Falls Church, Va.; George, Elmhurst and Earl, Westchester; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one granddaughter preceded her in death. Following her husband's retirement, the couple lived in both Gibson City and Florida. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Ted Swanson, James Swanson, John Swanson, Steven Brown, Stewart Brown and Scott Brown.

HARRY B.

Born

5-14-1881

Married

5-31-1906 @ White Pigeon, Michigan to Ethel Pike

Children

Eleanor Brown Wright; Ruth Brown - m. T.Q. Swanson; George Earl Brown; Harry Brown, Jr.

Died

7-31-1963

Burial

Gibson City Cemetery

Notes

Spanish American War - Mich. PVT. Co. K. 33rd Reg. Inf.

JOHN I.

John I. Brown, 81, resident of Gibson Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City, died at 6:15 a.m. 7-22-1987 at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, with Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, has charge of arrangements. Mr. Brown was born 10-28-1905, in Kentucky.

RUBY F.

Guthrie - Ruby F. Brown, 82, a lifelong resident of Guthrie, died at 3:15 a.m. yesterday 9-25-1989 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Revs. Clarence A. Bangs and Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Brown was born 8-26-1907 in Guthrie, a daughter of John and Flora Joos Fitzpatrick. She married Warren B. Brown on 11-6-1929 in Fowler, Ind. He died 12-23-1986. Survivors include a sister, Eva Putnam, Gibson City. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Brown graduated from Drummer Twp High School in 1925. She received a bachelor of science degree from Illinois State Normal University and a master's degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She taught school in the Gibson City area for 36 years, retiring in 1967. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Gibson City; a past matron of the Drummer Chapter of the OES, and a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association. Memorials may be made to her church or the Gibson Community Hospital.

RUTH (KERCHENFAUT)

Ruth Brown, 68, of RR 3, Bloomington, died at 1:10 a.m. Friday 1-27-1995 at BroMenn Lifecare Center, Bloomington. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, the Rev. Carl H. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, and one hour prior to the services Monday at the Church. Mrs. Brown was born 9-15-1926 at Gibson City, a daughter of Samuel Calvin and Ivy Johnson Kerchenfaut. She married Robert Brown 12-21-1991 at Bloomington and he survives. Other survivors include a sister, Lois K. Frederick, Glendale, Calif. Two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Brown was a key punch operator and trainer st State Farm Insurance Cos. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She attended the University of Illinois. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

WARREN B.  

Born

1908

Parents

Robert & Pearl Brown

Married

Ruby Fitzpatrick 11-16-1929 in Fowler, In.

Died

1986

Notes

Sgt Marines WWII Pacific Theater

BROWNING

JAMES H.  

Born

8-31-1893

Parents

Albert and Lucy Wilson Browning

Married

Dorothy C.

Died

1-27-1961

Notes

WWI Il. Wagoner Artillery CAC

BROWNLEE

DAISY M. (DONNER)

Daisy M. Brownlee, age 89 of Gibson City died at 12:18 a.m. Friday 3-1-1996 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Rev. Philip N Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour before the services Sunday at the church. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Reiners, William Lowery and Mike Upton. Serving as active pallbearers were Mike Brownlee, Alan Brownlee, Mark Brownlee, Jeff Elder, Roger Metz and Steve Day. Mrs. Brownlee was born 6-19-1906 near Gibson City, a daughter of Edward W. and Margaret E. Kyle Donner. She married Wesley M. Brownlee on 12-31-1924 at Elliott. He preceded her in death on 10-16-1978. Survivors include one son, Charles Brownlee of Saybrook; one daughter, Dora Mae Witt of Elliott; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Frances McMahon, Verna Farris and Velma Taylor, all of Gibson City; and one brother, Oren Donner of Carlinville. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, four infant children, five brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Brownlee lived in the Gibson City area all of her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church for 75 years. A member of the Guthrie Club, she was also a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship at the First Christian Church and a past member of the Ford County Home Extension. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Gibson City or to the Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.

DAVID

The funeral of David Brownlee, 49, Gibson City, who died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday 12-29-1983 was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Randall Perry and the Rev. Jerry Watkins officiated. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 2 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Brownlee formerly owned Dave's Sports Center in Gibson City, and later manager of the Occidental Fertilizer Plant. He was born 8-6-1934, in Ford County, a son of Wesley and Daisy Donner Brownlee. He married Patricia Hoffman, 6-5-1955 in Anchor. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Guthrie; two sons, Allan and Mark, both of Gibson City; a brother, Charles of Saybrook; and a sister, Dora Mae Rutledge, Elliott. He was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church; Saybrook Masonic Lodge; past president of the Corn Belt Shrine Club; Bloomington Consistory; and Laborers Local 751, Kankakee.

EVERETT

Everett P. Brownlee, age 83 of Elliott died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, 2-15-1994 at Heritage Manor in Gibson City, where he had been a resident since 1971. His funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Gregerson and Don Nelson. Active pallbearers were Wilma Beetzel, Bill Winters, Jim Brownlee, Marvin Beck, Ralph Witt and Glen Lunde. Mr. Brownlee was born 9-11-1910 in Paxton, a son of James M. and Anna Cynthia Scott Brownlee. Survivors include seven nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Brownlee was a member of the Melvin United Methodist Church, Melvin. Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor, Gibson City.

ROLLA A.

Born

1868

Parents

Thomas & Martha Brownlee

Died

7-18-1933

Burial

Gibson City Cemetery

Notes

Spanish American War - Co. E. 158th Ind. Inf. Vet. Cuba, Porto Rico, Phillipines, 1898 - 1902

THOMAS

Born

1844

Married

Martha E.

Children

Rolla E. Brownlee

Died

1923

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City,

Notes

Civil War Co. K. 65th Il. Inf.

BRUCKER

ANNABELLE I. (PING)

Annabelle I. Brucker, 65, of 1603 Erin Drive, Normal, formerly of the Cropsey area, died at 8:45 a.m. 3-27-1986, at Brokaw Hospital, Normal. Her funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, Rev. Richard J. Hanson officiating with burial at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitaiton was from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born 4-18-1920 in Carren Co., Ind., a daughter of Lester C. and Anna Long Ping. She married Gene R. Brucker on 12-25-1939 at Gibson City. He survives. Other survivors include her mother, Anna McClure, Bloomington, three sons, Roger of Normal; Don of Cropsey; and Steven of Jacksonville; a daughter, Mary Ann Spiecker, Normal; 11 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; two brothers, Laurel Ping of Gibson City and Lester Ping, Jr. of Fallbrook, Ca.; and three sisters, Fern Brethorst of Loda; Mary Alice Wallman, of San Diego, Ca. and Pat Craft of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister. She had been a Normal resident since 1979. She was a member of the Cropsey United Methodist Church.

EDWARD F.

EDW. BRUCKER IS KILLED FRIDAY BY LIGHTING STROKE
Edward F. Brucker, (60 or 69?) of Gibson City was killed when he was struck by a bolt of lightning Friday at 6:15 p.m. ....patch shed near here. Six other workers were injured by the ....flash of lightning which struck them while they and several others were working at the .....station, preparing peas for the Stokely Foods Inc. plant in Gibson City. The bolt of lightning struck 100 feet from where the men were working and only a few feet from a truck in which three men were sitting. The men in the truck were not injred, but the lightning carried to the shed. Witnesses said that all seven men were thrown violently to the ground by the shock, and Mr. Brucker got up and ran several feet before he fell dead to the ground. Altertness on the part of the men nearby is credited with saving the lives of at least two men who were injured. Artificial respiration was applied to the men immediately, and all that was possible was done to relieve the suffering of the injured. Those injured were Simon Jensen, Delmar Bane, Loren Knell of Paxton, and three Jamaicans, Resley Grose, Eaton Jayle and Ayrburn Dyer. Jensen was taken to Paxton hospital with severe shock and a throat injury. Men working within 100 feet of the accident, and who were credited with saving some of the injured men's lives are as follows: from Gibson City, C.P. Nelson, Henry May, Othar Smock, Floyd Cameron, Kelley Hatmaker, John Fawver, Henry Keller, Frank Marcellus, Clyde Cline, Don Jensen, John Kincade, Maurice Copher, Phillip Myer and Les Lee; Glenn Harrell from Foosland, Eugene Reynolds and Richard Tongate of Saybrook, and Otis Wallace of Bellflower.

Edward F. Brucker, 60, who was killed Friday evening, 6-16-1950, was born 1-17-1890 at Sibley, son of August and Mary Steine Brucker. He moved here two years ago, and spent most of his life farming near Sibley. He was married to Elvina Lohmeyer 12-28-1911 at Sibley. Funeral services were held Monday in the Presbyterian Church, Gibson City, with the Rev. James C. Cayton officiating, and burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sibley. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Anna Mae Bunting of this city and Mrs. Geraldine Bement, Paxton; one son, Kenneth, of Reno, Nevada, and the following brothers and sisters: Henry, William, John, Albert, Arthur, Carl, Oscar, Mrs. Alice Hinrichs, and Mrs. Ida Leenerman, all of Sibley; George of this city, and Mrs. Katie Wallenstein of Fairbury. An infant son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

ELVINA C. LOYMEYER
Mrs. Elvina C. Brucker, 64, formerly of Sibley and Gibson City, died Thursday 1-31-1957 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Bunting, near Elliott. Her funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gibson City Presbyterian Church, the Rev. J.L. Simcox and Rev. E.B. Paine of Elliott officiated. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, near Sibley. Mrs. Brucker was born at Sibley, 10-26-1892, a daughter of Fred and Anna Miller Lohmeyer. She was married to Edward F. Brucker 12-28-1912 at Sibley. Her husband died several years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bunting and Mrs. Merton C. Bement, Elliott; a son, Kenneth E., Reno, Nev.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Rudolph, Woolstock, Iowa; Mrs. W.E. Rudolph, Sibley; Mrs. Paul Elder, Chicago; three brothers, George, Paxton; Earnest and Herman, of Sibley; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A son and a sister also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Gibson City Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
FLOSSIE MAE (BROWN)
Flossie M. Brucker, 71, of Gibson City, formerly of Sibley, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday 4-7-2003 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley, the Rev. Bob Kinas officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sibley. Mrs. Brucker was born 2-4-1932 at Gibson City, a daughter of George and Dorothy Smith Brown. She married James H. Brucker 3-4-1951 at Gibson City and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, Marland (Janis) Brucker of Gibson City and Mark Brucker of Elliott; one daughter, Teresa (Eugene) Arnold of Thomasboro; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest (Connie) Brown of Gibson City and Robert (Joyce) Brown of Rantoul; and two sisters, Edna Marie (William) Anderson of Lexington and Dorothy Evelyn (Charles) Christianson of Cordova, Tenn. She was preceded in death by two sons, James Jr. and Eric Lee; and three brothers. Mrs. Brucker was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley. She graduated from Saybrook High School in 1950 and had lived in Sibley for 50 years. She worked at McDonald's in Gibson City and was a manager at the Quick 6 gas station for many years. (paxton record Wednesday 4-9-2003)
GENE R.

Gene Brucker, age 73, a resident of Octavia Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Normal and Cropsey, a retired farmer, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, 3-12-1991 at Brokaw Hospital, Normal. His funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Reverend Thomas Goodell officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held form 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Saturday. Pallbearers were Chad Brucker, Roger Brucker, Jr., Michael Spiecker, Steven Spiecker, Don Brucker, Jr., Gene C. Brucker, Deke Brucker and Dirk Brucker. Mr. Brucker was born 11-29-1917 in Peoria, a son of Albert E. and Anne S. Busing Brucker. He married Annabelle Ping on 12-25-1939 in Gibson City. She preceded him in death on 3-27-1986. Survivors include three sons, Roger of Normal, Donald of Cropsey and Steven of Jacksonville,, Fl; one daughter, Mary Ann Spiecker of Normal; two brothers, Lyle of Flint, Michigan and Robert of Piper City; 11 grand-children and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Brucker farmed near Cropsey for 20 years, retiring in 1979 when he moved to Normal. He was a member of Cropsey United Methodist Church and Moose Lodge 1103, Pontiac. Memorials may be made to his church.

JOHN HERBERT
John Herbert Brucker, age 81, of Sibley, died Tuesday 12-24-1996 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral services ere conducted Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend William Hecht officiating; burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sibley. Pallbearers were John Tompkins, Gale Glascock, Robert Glascock, Jerry Tompkins, Dean Lindholm, Vernon Roesch and DoTug Roesch. Brucker was born 9-22-1915 at Sibley a son of John Herbert and Marie Witt Brucker. He married Mae Miller Barnes on 2-27-1954 at Sibley. Survivors include his wife, Mae Brucker of Paxton; one stepson, Roscoe (and Barbara) Barnes of Los Alomos, NM, one son, Jan Brucker of Rantoul, 2 step-grandchildren and one step-sister, Gertrude Modahl. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Mr. Brucker lived in Sibley for all of his life. He farmed all of his life and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Sibley.

BRYANT

JUANITA K.

Gibson City - Juanita K. Bryant, 86, Gibson City, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday 5-16-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. William J. Tammen officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bryant was born 7-29-1908 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Walter and Minnie Leonard Kraft. She married Francis N. Bryant 7-29-1927, in Indianapolis. He died 8-20-1987. Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Jensen, Tuscola; three stepgrandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Bryant lived most of her life in Gibson City. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gibson City; the Hospital Auxiliary of Gibson Community Hospital; and the Senior Women's Club, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

BUBON

GRACE G.

Grace G. Bubon, 88, of Gibson City died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday 11-30-1999 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to Gibson Area Hospital Annex or the Alzheimer's Association. Mrs. Bubon was born 3-26-1911 in Loda, the daughter of William E. and Jean McNiesch Kenney. She married Walter Tarvin on 2-9-1933. He died 10-31-1961. She later married Joseph G. Bubon on 6-19-1965 in Champaign. He died 8-3-1988. Survivors include one son, James (Judi) Bubon, Mahomet; one daughter, Lois ( Charles) Dawson, Champaign; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She ws preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Bubon was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was a lifelong resident of the Melvin and Gibson City area. She worked at the Gibson Area Hospital and volunteered at the Annex. She was active in Community projects in Melvin. Grace and Walter farmed many years near Melvin before his death. She remained in the Melvin area with Joseph until his death in 1988, then moved to Gibson City.

BUCHER

EARL C. M.D.  

Born

7-10-1908 Winslow, Il.

Parents

Dr. Claude & Ethel Wales Bucher

Married

Ruth I. Noelker 6-1-1935

Children

Mary Ann m. Bill Kreitzer; John

Died

12-12-1972

Notes

WWII Lt. USNR

BUCHHOLZ

RONALD M.
Ronald M. Buchholz, 95, Melvin, Il. died Tuesday 12-30-1997 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were Saturday 1-3-1998 at the Melvin United Methodist Church in Melvin, with the Rev. Joel Catlin presiding. Burial was in Melvin Cemetery in Melvin. Mr. Buchholz was born 2-27-1902 at Melvin, a son of Frand and Fannie (Andrews) Buchholz. He married Ida Ella Kempf 9-10-1925 at Melvin. … (rest of obit is missing - Ford County Press 1-8-1998)

BUCHNER

LOLA (DAMARIN)

Services were held for Mrs. Lola Buchner, 79, of 1418 E. Lake, Peoria last Thursday in Wilton Mortuary. Her husband died two weeks ago. Graveside services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. in Drummer Twp Cemetery with the Rev.E.L. Fernandes officiating. Mrs. Buchner died at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday 6-22-1971 in Americana Nursing Center, where she had been a patient since Jan. 11. Born 4-6-1892, in Mason City, she was a daughter of Charles and Alice Fielder Damarin, and married Oren G. Buchner 7-22-1911 in Middletown. He was a former Gibson City resident. He died 6-7-1971. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Emogene) Schucker of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, Duane of Peoria and Donald Buchner of Rantoul; a brother, Otto Damarin of St. Petersbury, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Neva Wagler and Mrs. Mabel............

WARREN J. PVT  

Born

1890

Died

1918

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Ford County, Il.

Notes

WWI 14th Construction Co. ASSC AEF England #1339413

BUGLER

JOHN

Born

1846

Parents

died when he was an infant - raised by a Hill family

Married

Margaret C. Gentle

Children

Harry J. Bugler; Charles Bugler; Clarence Bugler; Bertha Munn

Died

3-14-1892

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City.

Notes

Civil War Pvt. Army Co. D. 55 Il. Inf.

BUILTA

LORENE

Lorene E. Builta, 78, of Gibson City died at 9:51 p.m. Thursday 5-20-1999 at BroMenn Healthcare, Normal.

BUKOWSKI

LEROY J.

LeRoy J. Bukowski, 83, of Gibson City, formerly of Saybrook, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday 1-8-2002 at his home in Gibson City. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Eimo Hinrichs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, with military rites by Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568. Visitation will be for one hour before the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Lutheran Church in Gibson City. Mr. Bukowski was born 3-25-1918 at Sauk Rapids, MN, a son of August and Matilda Marquarodt Bukowski. He married Marion M. Coultas on 2-23-1947 at Keokuk, Iowa. She died 12-28-1999. Survivors include one son, David (Pam) Bukowski, Saybrook; one stepdaughter, Peg Bane, Gibson City; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One son, one stepdaughter and one grandchild preceded him in death. Mr. Bukowski worked as a Developer of electronics for GE in Bloomington. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City; the American Legion Post in Sauk Rapids; and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. He served in the Navy during WWII.

LeRoy J. Bukowski, 83, of Gibson City, formerly of Saybrook, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday 1-8-2002 at his home in Gibson City. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, The Rev. Elmo Hinrichs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, with military rites by Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568. Visitation will be for one hour before the service Thursday at the funeral home.
MARION

Marion Bukowski, 87, of Gibson City died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday 12-28-1999 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Wayne Shelksohn officiating. She will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home Gibson City has charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. Bukowski was born 2-14-1912 in Litchfield, the daughter of Harry and Florence Moore Coultas. She was raised by Michael and Margaret Malone. She married Leroy Bukowski on 2-23-1947 in Keokuk, Iowa. He survives. Also surviving are one son, David (Pam) Bukowski, Saybrook; one daughter, Peg Bane, Gibson City, 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; Michael and Margaret Malone; one brother; one sister; one grandson; one son; and one daughter. Mrs. Bukowski lived in Gibson City most of her life. She played the organ for many years. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Anchor before transferring to the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City.

BULGER

HARRY J.

FEBRUARY, 1949 - HARRY BULGER KILLED; 2 HURT IN .....AUTO CRASH Harry J. Bulger, 75-year-old Gibson City farmer, died at.... Saturday in the emergency room of Mercy hospital from injuries received an hour and a half earlier in a head-on collision on the Dewey-Fisher road three miles south of the route No. 119 interesection. Critically injured in the crash was Mrs. Chloa Birkey, 50, route 1, Foosland, who was riding in the other car driven by her husband, Valie J. Birkey, 51.........Farm residents nearby heard the crash and summond physicians from Fisher. County Coroner Don Wikoff impaneled a jury consisting of Charles Manke, foreman; Clifford James, Lyle Blue, Harlin Bickers, Charles Duvall, and Greenbury Dunn, but the inquest was delayed pending the recovery of the Birkeys.

The body of Bulger was taken to the Mittendorf funeral home and later removed to the Lamb funeral home in Gibson City. Mr. Bulger's body was taken to Lamb Funeral home in Gibson City, where friends may call after 3 p.m. today. A prayer will be given in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church, with Rev. A.M. Willey officiating, assisted by Rev. A.H. Flagge, Burial will be in Gibson City Cemetery. Born 7-18-1875, in Dix Twp, Ford County, Mr. Bulger was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bulger. He spent all his life in this community. 8-1-1900 he married Mary Lee ` Perry, and she died 6-27-1937. Since his wife's death, Mr. Bulger had lived in Gibson City, where he was an insurance agent. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. He leaves a son, Homer, Olivet, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Fasking, Gibson City; Mrs. Ethel Kumler, Arrowsmith; Mrs. Beulah Reiners and Mrs. Edna Berck, Gibson City; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Muns, Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Louis Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His wife, an infant daughter and two brothers preceded him in death.

**typist note: there are pictures and further description of the accident in the book at Moyer Library, Gibson City.

BULLINGTON

A. C.

Born

3-20-1844 Quincy, Il

Married

Mary C. Leonard, 1869; Atlanta V. Blake

Died

11-30-1915

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il.

Notes

Civil War Corp. Co. A. 86th Il. Vol. Inf. Discharged 6-6-1865

BUNTING

ALFRED

Melvin - Alfred Bunting, 83, of Melvin, a retired farmer, died at 5:55 a.m. yesterday 7-30-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Revs. Patrick W. Cox and Barbara Escarraz officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Bunting was born 6-28-1907 at DeLand, a son of Samuel and Anna Lubbers Bunting. He married Anna Mae Brucker 2-17-1940 at Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Donald, Melvin; and one grandson. Five brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Bunting, a resident of Melvin since he retired in 1978, farmed in the Elliott area for 48 years. He was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital or to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

ANNA MAE (BRUCKER)

Anna Mae Bunting, age 84 of Melvin died at 1:32 a.m. Friday, 9-12-1997 at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday September 15 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Dan Hill and the Reverend Al Schneck officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 14 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Honorary pallbearers included Emerson Marcellus, Franklin Punke, Marlo Noland, Kermit Hustedt, Bloice Shilts, and Wilbert Lee. Active pallbearers were Keith Brucker, Al Celeschi, Fred Punke, Clyde Hoffman, Rick Hoffman and Don Allen. Mrs. Bunting was born 12-4-1912 at Sibley a daughter of Edward F. and Elvina C. Lohmeyer Brucker. She married Alfred Bunting on 2-17-1940 at Gibson City. He preceded her in death on 7-30-1990. Survivors include one son, Donald (Vera) Bunting of Melvin; one grandson, Zachary Bunting of Melvin; one sister, Geraldine Bement of Paxton and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Donald Brucker. Mrs. Bunting attended Sibley High School. She and her husband lived their entire married life on a farm two miles north of Elliott. She has resided in Melvin since 1978 and was a resident of Heartland Health Care Center for the past three years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City. Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice Unit of Gibson City, Gibson Community Hospital, Heartland Health Care Center or to a charity of the donor's choice.

DOROTHEA
Mrs. Dorothea Bunting, 79, Gifford, formerly of Gibson City, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday 12-11-1975 at Gifford. Her funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec 14 at the Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Eugene Seaman officiating. Burial was in Gibson City cemetery. Pallbearers were Clarence Bull, Cecil Bull, Wilbur Stroh, Wayne Wurzburgeer, Lester Moody and Raymond Holm. Mrs. Bunting was born 12-2-1896 at Gibson City, a daughter of John and Augusta Koenig Erp. She married John Bunting 3-6-1923 at Gibson City. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. LaDema Esarey, St. Joseph and Mrs. Beverly Pokorny, Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Harm, Lockport and Miss Idabelle Erp, Gibson City and three grandchildren. Five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Bunting and her husband moved to Florida after retiring from farming. She had been a Gifford resident since July and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gilman (?) . Memorials may be made to the Country Health Nursing Home, Gifford.
EDWARD

Edward Bunting, age 85 of Gibson City, a retired carpenter, died at 7:54 p.m. Thursday, 4-26-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. His funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Dick Cates officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Floyde Walker, Tony Gandy, Max Hoover, Russell Blissard, Carroll Lange and Dale Oneal. Mr. Bunting was born 5-24-1904 in DeLand, a son of Samuel and Anna Lubbers Bunting. Surviving is one brother, Alfred Bunting of Melvin. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Bunting had been a resident of Gibson City since 1948. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Gibson City and Sibley Sportsman's Club. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

SAM, JR.

Born

1891

Parents

Sam and Anna Lubbers Bunting

Died

1968

Notes

PVT. Co. D. 115th Inf. WWI

BUOY

FRED W.

Fred W. Buoy, age 88 of Carle Arbours Continuing Care Center in Savoy for five days prior to his death and formerly of Urbana, died at 3:58 p.m. 1-7-1996 at the Center in Savoy. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday January 12 at the Duffy Funeral Home in Pontiac with the Reverend Michael Mast officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Buoy was born 7-24-1907 at Shelby County, a son of James and Effie Barkley Buoy. He married Velva O. Fairchild on 5-23-1928 at Gibson City. She preceded him in death on 7-16-1985. Survivors include a niece and her husband, Vickie and Loyd Wax of Urbana; two great-nieces, one great-nephew and one great-great niece and two great-great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters and one nephew. Mr. Buoy enjoyed fishing and was an avid gardener and was a member of the former Community Christian Church of Gibson City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

VELVA D.

The funeral of Velva D. Buoy, 79, Pontiac, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Clarence Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. Buoy died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday 7-16-1985 at St. James Hospital, Pontiac. Friends may call from 6 - 8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mrs. Buoy was born 9-17-1905 at W. Liberty, Ky., a daughter of Wiley and Minnie Lewis Fairchild. She married Fred W. Buoy 5-23-1928 at Gibson City. He survives in Pontiac. She was a member of the Community Christian Church of Gibson City. She was a resident of the Pontiac area 20 years and prior to that, the Buoys farmed in the Sibley area 30 years. Also surviving are a sister, Anna Sievers, Gibson City, and two nieces. She was preceded in death by a sister.

BURNS

ADDIE

Addie Burns, 95, of Banning, Calif. formerly of Gibson City died at 2 p.m. 1-30-1995 at Cherry Valley Health Care, Banning, Calif. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Burns was born 10-9-1899 at Gibson City, a daughter of Herbert and Amanda Fox Green. She married Harry Lovett in 1919. She later married Albert Burns in 1943 at Chicago. He died 6-29-1964. Survivors include two sons, Forrest Lovett, Banning, Calif., and John A. Burns, Gibson City; three grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children. One daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a Sunday school teacher at South Union Church, Gibson City. She owned and operated the Iron Kettle Inn, rural Gibson City, for several years. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ALBERT  

Born

9-30-1893

Parents

C. C. & Nellie Sholty Burns

Married

Mabel Johnson

Children

one son, John Albert Burns

Married

1943 - Addie Green Lovett

Died

6-29-1964

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery, Ford County, Il.

Notes

WWI PFC 271 Aero Sq.

CAROL E. CRAFT, SHADIX
The funeral of Carol E. Burns, age 54 of Gibson City was at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Dan Hill officiating; burial was in the Elliott Cemetery, Elliott, Ford County, Il. Pallbearers were Ray Jennings, Kevin Hanson, Tom Baker, Steve Miller, Bruce Dickson and Tim Roy. Mrs. Burns died at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday 11-30-1994 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. She had been ill. She was born 3-14-1940 in Paxton a daughter of Jay B. and Elizabeth A. Porth Craft. She married Dan Burns on 7-11-1973 in Elliott and he survives. Other survivors include five sons, Dennis Shadix of Mahomet; Tim and Ron Shadix, both of Rantoul; and Doug and Pat Shadix, both of Gibson City; two brothers, Art Craft of Paxton and Don Craft of Wausau, WI; two sisters, Ella Mae Miller of Gibson City and Dianna Hanson of Paxton; six stepchildren; eight grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Six brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Burns was a lifelong Ford County resident. She was employeed by ECC in Paxton and Gibson City for 10 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Elliott. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Gibson City or to Covenant Medicat Center Hospice Program in Urbana.
FRANCIS R.

Francis R. Burns, 71, of Gibson City died at 9:17 p.m. Friday 6-23-1989 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Burns was born 11-11-1917 at Gibson City, a son of Don and Leona Curtis Burns. He married Fern I. Kiener on 10-22-1938, at Gibson City. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Leanne Karr of Champaign; a granddaughter; and a sister, Ruby Alexander of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Burns was a lifelong resident of Gibson City. He was employed at Central Soya Inc for 43 years before retiring in 1982. He had been a Gibson City alderman. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

BURRIS

CHARLES  

Born

3-20-1893

Parents

Samuel & Emma Fowler Burris

Married

Hattie

Died

5-7-1940 TB

Notes

WWI California PVT. 166th Dept Brig. Co. 49

BURTON

FLORENCE B. (BROCHE)
Florence B. Burton, 83, of Gibson City died at 9:50 a.m. Friday 3-7-2003 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Funeral services were at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Dan Hill officiating with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. Burton was born 6-16-1919 at Summit, a daughter of Arthur and Ella (Brayman) Broche. She married Earl Dean on 5-1-1937 at Hoopeston. He died in 1939. She married Isaiah Burton. She then married Harold Eaton on 1-19-1947. She then re-married Isaiah Burton. Surviving are two daughters, Donna Joyce (Joe) McDermed of Tampa Fla., and Linda Carlton of Mattoon; two sons, Arthur Frank Burton and Robert Eaton, both of Gibson City; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burton had been a resident of Gibson City for 36 years. She worked for more than 25 years at Electronics Components Corp in Gibson City, retiring in 1985. Paxton Record 3-12-2003
MILDRED ILENE

Mildred Ilene Burton, age 66 of Gibson City died at 7:17 p.m. Monday 1-31-2000 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Memorial services were at 5 p.m. Friday, February 4 at the Foosland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andrew Heckman officiating. Visitation was from 4 - 5 p.m. February 4 at the church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home of Farmer City was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Foosland United Methodist Church. Mrs. Burton was born 10-10-1933 at Oil Center, Ky a daughter of Ola and Effie Roy Maupin. She married Chester Dale Burton on 5-9-1951 in Arrowsmith. Survivors include her husband, Chester Dale Burton of Gibson City; one son, Rick Myschelle) Burton of Herrin; three daughters, Sheryl Burton of Bloomington; Sheila Nettleton of Saybrook and Patricia (Glenn) Hudson of Heyworth; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Leonard (Charlene) Maupin of Bloomington; Sherman Maupin of Silverton, Oregon; Donald (Sharon) Maupin of Eureka; Kenneth (Jane) Maupin of Kankakee; and Robert (Lynn) Maupin of Cooksville; and one sister, Edith McPherson of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Steven Chester Burton and one brother, William Howard Maupin. Mrs. Burton had been a cook for the Gibson City School District for over 20 years. She was affiliated with the Foosland United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the VFW Post 6289 Ladies Auxiliary of Gibson City.

VANZA

Mrs. Vanza Burton, 61, of Paxton, formerly of Colfax and Gibson City died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday 5-29-1976 at her home. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday June 1, at the Brown-Miller Funeral Home, the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating. Burial was in Drummer Cemetery, Gibson City. She was born 10-15-1914 in Normal, a daughter of Austin and Ellan Swanson Huff. She married George Burton, Colfax, 2-28-1932 in Gibson City. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Robert, Paxton; Richard, Attica, Ind.; and Roger, Lawrence, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Bayston, Paxton, a brother, Hollis Huff, Galena, Kan., and 12 grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Memorials my be made to the American Cancer Society.

BUSH

LELAND E.  

Born

1916

Parents

Ed and Linda Bush

Married

Jane Anderson 1940

Children

James Bush

Died

1988

Burial

Drummer Twp Cemetery

Notes

WWII Tec. 4 CQ Co. 1st BN

LINDA L.

Mrs. Linda L. Bush, 79, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at Gibson Community Hospital. She had been a patient for six days. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home. The Rev. Lester Ringham officiating, with burial in the Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Bush was born 10-19-1886, at Chicago, the daughter of Swen and Bina Jensen. She was married to Edward Bush, 6-21-1911 in Gibson City. He preceded her in death in 1949. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vera Tomlinson of Onarga; a son, Leland of Gibson City; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Woman's Relief Corp, the Gibson City Garden Club, the Royal Neighbors of America and the Rebekah Lodge.

BUSICK

DONNA (RUTLEDGE)

Melvin - Donna R. Busick, 66, of Melvin died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday 9-12-1991 at home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Roger Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept 19, at the University YWCA, Champaign. Mrs. Busick was born 10-1-1924 at Ottumwa, Iowa, a daughter of William Albert and Ruby Brain Rutledge. She married Emerson L. Busick on 8-9-1942 at Gibson City. He survives. Also surviving are her mother, Ruby Rutledge of Gibson City; one son, Stephen Busick of Melvin; two daughters, Cheryl Busick of Elgin and Janet Busick of Melvin; four grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Rutledge of Springfield and Jack Rutledge of Lowell, Mich.; and one sister, Norma Kuykendall of Champaign. She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers. Mrs. Busick formerly of Gibson City, lived in Melvin most of her life. She was a graduate of Drummer Twp High School in Gibson City and had attended Parkland College in Champaign. She was enrolled at Eastern Illinois University, where she was working on her bachelor's degree. She worked for 12 years as a unit secretary in the Melvin-Sibley schools. She had been a trust officer for five years at First National Bank in Champaign and was an office manager for four years at the U of I YWCA. She was a longtime activist in the women's liberation movement and was a member of NOW and the ACLU. She also was a member of Grassroots Group of Second Class Citizens, and Bombers and Quilters. Memorial contributions may be made to a Women's Fund in Champaign or to the Donna Rutledge Busick Memorial Fund at the University YWCA.

BUSING

CARY M.
Sibley - Cary M. Busing, 79, a resident of Jackson Heights Nursing Home, Farmer City, formerly of Sibley, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday 2-7-1995 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Her funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. James Schneckenburger officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 1 - 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Busing was born 3-7-1915 at Richview, a daughter of Harlan and Agnes Kane Taylor. She married Donald A. Busing 2-15-1945 at Kewanee. He died 8-3-1989. Surviving are three daughters, Susan Zimmer, San Diego, Calif.; Karen Clore, Peoria; and Jane King, Farmer City; two sisters, Ferne Krug and Betty Moore, both of Homer; and three grandchildren. Four brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Busing was a member of the United Methodist Church, Sibley, and the United Methodist Women and Eastern Star of Sibley. She was an election judge for many years. Mrs. Busing was a 1933 graduate of Homer High School. She was a cosmetologist in Bloomington before she married. After her marriage, she helped her husband farm in the Sibley area, retiring in 1981. Memorials may be made to her church or Jackson Heights Nursing Home, Farmer City.
DONALD A.
Donald A. Busing, 72, of Sibley died yesterday 8-3-1989 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. David Enge officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mr. Busing was born 8-22-1916 in Sibley, a son of Gustave and Johanna Kutchers Busing. He married Cary M. Taylor on 2-15-1945 in Kewanee and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Susan Zimmer, San Diego, Calif., Karen Clore, Peoria, and Jane King, Farmer City; two brothers, Gus, Cooksville, and Wilbur, Danville; three sisters, Edna Hill, Normal, Esther Vehrs, Sibley, and Florence Stephens, Normal and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Mr. Busing had been a resident of the Sibley area all his life and farmed for 38 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Sibley United Methodist Church, Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568 and was an Army veteran on WWII.
GERHARD H.

Born

1890

Parents

Wm. and Anna Molck Busing

Married

Goldie W.

Children

Esther

Died

1970

Notes

WWI

GERHARD H.

The funeral of Gerhard H. Busing, 79, of Chenoa, who died 7-1-1970, was held at the Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. He was born 7-23-1890, near Gibson City, the son of Henry and Anna Elizabeth Hasskins Busing. He married Goldie Evans 12-25-1911 at Saybrook. She died in 1960. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Downes of Chenoa; Mrs. Margaret Potter of Pearcy Ark.; three sons, Richard, Robert and Eugene all of Pontiac; two sisters, Mrs. Chester Nixon of Bloomington; Mrs. Winnie Taylor of Missouri Valley, Iowa; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death. He was a Lutheran and farmed south of Pontiac for 54 years. Pallbearers were George Heiken of El Paso; Ray Fredereicks and Warren Fredericks of Fairbury; Joe Francis, Charles Fluere and Ronald Schultz, all of Chenoa.

GUSTAVE W.

Gustave W. Busing, age 85 of Cooksville died at 7:22 p.m. Sunday, 10-4-1998 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Colfax. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 at the Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City with the Reverend William Hecht officiating. A Masonic service will be conducted prior to the graveside services at the cemetery. There was no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibson City was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Busing was born 10-9-1912 at Sibley a son of Gustave C. and Johanna Kutchera Busing. He married Rachael Jane Myers on 9-28-1948 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Survivors include three sons, Bently Busing of Normal; Dennis Busing of Melvin, and Richard Busing of Gibson City; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Hill and Esther Vehrs, both of Colfax, and Florence Stephens of Normal. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Mr. Busing was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sibley. He was a member of the Masons for 58 years including the Mackinaw Masonic Lodge 132, Scottish Rite Consistory of Bloomington and Mohammed Shrine of Peoria. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Elks Club and Tabahla Lodge in Rockford. Mr. Busing farmed for most of his life. He also taught school in Leaf River and for 20 years at Deer Creek-Mackinaw. Memorials can be made to the Shriner's Hospital.

BUTLER

JAMES C.
James C. Butler, 77, Gibson City, died Monday, 2-(5?)-1979 at Country Health Nursing Center, Gifford where he had lived four months. His funeral will be Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Dr. James Bortell officiating; burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, near Saybrook, McLean County, IL. Pallbearers will be Woodrow Barnes, Stanley Leonard, Richard Gregerson, Jr. Moody, Wilbur Schertz and Rowe Blissard. Mr. Butler was born 6-27-1901 at Saybrook, a son of Charles and Clara Mohr Butler. He married Irene Clark 3-18-1925 in Bloomington and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Franklin, Gibson City; two brothers, Earl, Gibson City; and John, Sun City, Calif.; two sisters, Greta Busing, Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Dorothy Martin, Bloomington; a grandson; and four great-grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Mr. Butler retired from farming in the Gibson City area in 1972. He was a member of Gibson City United Methodist Church and Ford County Farm Bureau.