FORD COUNTY, Illinois OBITS
All of these were contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft.

MABRY

JAMES A. "ART" MABRY
James A. "Art" Mabry, 69, Gibson City, died at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday 10-14-1987 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be Saturday at ` 10:30 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, with the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funral Home. Mr. Mabry was born 12-11-1917 in Elliott Co., KY. a son of Charles and Ida Lambert Mabry. He married Rebecca Adkins on 3-27-1940 at Paxton. He retired from farming in 1973, and moved to Gibson City in March 1980. Mr. Mabry was a member of the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Yvonne GrosKreutz of Danville; Nancy Weibers of Pontiac; Emily Goodapple of Normal; and Christine Rogers of Dade City, Fl.; one son, James A., Jr. of Odenton, MD; four brothers, Ted and John, both of St. Joseph; Frank of Champaign; and Charles of Oakwood; five sisters, Grace Frye of W. Lebanon, Ind.; Mildred Lomax and Ruby Fleming, both of Oakwood; Zona Shaffer of St. Joseph and Betty Darling of Champaign; and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MAIN

MARGARET (GRANT) MAIN
Margaret Main, age 90 of Gibson City, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday 1-20-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. Her funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Tim Fawver, Doug Hager, Doug Roesch, Frank Hunt III, David Kramer and Jack Nagle. She was born 2-4-1899 in Gibson City, a daughter of Arthur and Daisey Crammond Grant. She married Peter Roy Main on 6-13-1918 in Gilman. He preceded her in death 2-23-1974. Mrs. Main was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gibson City, Princess Wach-e-kee Chapter of the DAR, Senior Women's Club and was a charter member of the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary. She lived the majority of her life in Gibson City and lived in Watseka for 20 years. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

MALONE

LUETTA PEARL (BLISSARD) MALONE
Luetta Pearl Malone, age 75 of Waunakee, Wis., formerly of Gibson City died Saturday 11-4-2000 at Waunakee Manor Health Care Center in Waunakee, Wis. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Kathleen Reichmann officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Malone was born 2-12-1925, a daughter of Roland and Frances Poplett Blissard. She married James E. Malone on 10-5-1969 at Decatur. He died 12-13-1993. Survivors include one son, Harold "Gene" (Sharon) Freund; three step-children, Doris (Buford) Gladden, Mary Lee Kretzer, Richard (Jan) Malone; two brothers, Hubert Blissard and friend Midge Wood and Robert Blissard; two sisters, Kathryn (Donald) Chase and Roberta (William) Bessette; two grandchildren, Jon Freund and Laura Freund and one great-grandson, Andrew Freer; nine step-grandchildren, Brenda (Richard) Sparks, Larry (Chris) Jacobs, Deb (Mike) Walden, Mike (Charlotte) Kretzer, Julie (Kevin) O'Donnell, Bobby Jo Malone, Carla (Sid) Hawthorne, Cindy (Kim) Fisher and Rick (Tanya) Massey; many step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, and one great-great-granson. She was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Carol Brooks; three step-sons, Steve Watson, James Kretzer and Randy Jacobs. Mrs. Malone was employed as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell. She was a member of the Gibson City First Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to her family.

JAMES E. MALONE
The funeral of James E. Malone, 84, of Blue Mound, formerly of Gibson City, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 1 - 2:30 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. He died at 12:15 a.m. Monday 12-13-1983 at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. He was born 1-4-1909 in Wabash County, a son of Roscoe and Ethel Moore Malone. He married Luetta Blissard 10-5-1969 in Decatur and she survives. Also surviving in one son, Richard Malone, Tolono; one stepson, Harold Friend, DeForrest, Wis.; three daughters, Mary Lee Kretzer, Normal; Doris Gladden, Burton, Mich.; and Carol Brooks, Gibson City; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde Malone, Lawrenceville; and two sisters, Sarah Reed, Deer Creek and Rose Miley, Vincennes, Ind. He was preceded in death by one son, two grandsons, three brothers and one sister. Mr. Malone was a retired state highway employee and a member of the Teamsters Union. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

MANGAN

WILLIAM T. "BILL" MANGAN
William T. "Bill" Mangan, age 59 of Rutland died at 5 p.m. Monday 4-10-2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. April 13 at the Aimone - Froelich Memorial Home in Toluca with the Reverend Michael Jones officiating. Graveside burial services were at 1 p.m. April 13 at the Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. April 13 at the memorial home. Mr. Mangan was born 1-5-1941 in Dolton, the son of Thomas and Helen Behrens Mangan. He married Linda R. Simpson on 5-22-1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Rutland; two sons, Thomas Mangan of Rutland and Jeff (Candy) Rose of Streator; four daughters, Helen Mangan of Rutland, Darlene (Chuck) Bates of Buchanan, Indiana, Christine (Tate) Reiman of Streator and Teresa Hose of Rutland; one sister, Marsha Riddle of Gibson City; his step-mother, Veda Mangan of Gibson City and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Mangan was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Toluca. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

THOMAS M. MANGAN
Thomas M. Mangan ag 81 of Gibson City died at 8:19 a.m. Saturday 12-27-1997 at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Dan Hill and the Reverend Al Schneck officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Ty Royal, Todd McNutt, Phil VanSwol, Gary Keim, Jeff Eckhoff and Dave Hester. Mr. Mangan was born 8-5-1916 at Loda, a son of Edmund L. and Margaret M. Fowler Mangan. He married Helen Bahrer in 1939. He later married Veda Hudson on 4-23-1947 at Gibson City. Surviviors include his wife, Veda Mangan of Gibson City; one daughter, Marsha L. (Glenn) Riddle of Gibson City; one son, William T. Mangan of Rutland; four grandchildren, Kara L. (Ty) Royal of Gibson City, Amy L. (Todd) McNutt of Gibson City, Helen Ann Mangan and Tommy John Mangan, both of Rutland; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters. An avid White Sox fan, Mr. Mangan enjoyed sports and was one of the original organizers of Little League Baseball in Gibson City. He served as representative of the organization out of Williamsport, PA for two years. A member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Mr. Mangan attended the United Methodist Church in Gibson City. He worked in the retail field and also had owned and operated several different busineses. Memorials can be made to the Gibson Community Hospital, Carle Hospice, the United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

MARCELLUS

HARRY B. MARCELLUS
Harry B. Marcellus, 89, of Urbana and formerly of Gibson City, died at 6 a.m. yesterday 11-23-1986 at Americana Health Care Center, Urbana. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Clarence Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be for one hour before the funeral at the funeral home. Mr. Marcellus was born 11-8-1897 in Foosland, a son of Albert and Emma Vance Marcellus. He married Jenny Marrett in Bloomington. She died 2-5-1946. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Lishka, Biloxi, Miss.; two sons, Bob, Biloxi, Miss. and Max, Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, a sister and five brothers. He was a retired farmer and lived in Urbana for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Champaign Moose Lodge. Memorials may be made to the Moosehart Children's Home.

MARSHALL

SCOTT D. MARSHALL
Scott D. Marshall, 30, of Champaign, formerly of Gibson City died at 7 p.m. Saturday 9-28-1991 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. His cause of death was not immediately available. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, had charge of arrangements. He was born 9-13-1961, in Gibson City, a son of David L. and Judith K. Pretzlaff Marshall. Surviving are his father, Rantoul; his mother, Champaign; one brother, Timothy L., Thomasboro; one sister, Kimberly K. Marshall, Champaign; maternal grandmother, Ida Pretzlaff, Gibson City; paternal grandmother, LaVada Pree, Decatur; and paternal grandfather, Glenn Marshall, Urbana. Mr. Marshall was a resident of Champaign for 21 years. He graduated from Centennial High School in Champaign in 1979 and the University of Illinois in May 1991. Memorials may be made to American Lutheran Church or the family.

MARTIN

FRIEDERIKE ANN (BECK) MARTIN
Mrs. Dave Martin died at 5:20 p.m. at the Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington, where she had been taken 11 days ago. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. E.H. Sauer officiating and burial in the Gibson City Cemetery. She was born Friederike Ann Beck on 4-29-1895 in Anchor, Il., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beck. She married David Martin in Bloomington 1-5-1916. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters. Surviving are her husband and a niece, Mrs. Eleanor Beck Lamberti, whom she raised, both of Gibson City. Also two brothers survive: Henry Beck of near Bloomington and Herman Beck of Ashland, Wis. (Gibson City Courier - 1945)

ANNA (BRETHORST) MARTIN
Anna Martin, 76, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday 3-8-1978, at the Gibson Community Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday at the American Lutheran Church, the Rev. Karl Kessler officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Johnson, Ronald Conover, Ronald Collins, Stanley Leonard, Gary Brethorst and Bob Rasmussen. Mrs. Martin was born 4-28-1901 near Anchor, a daughter of Lambert and Augusta Beecher Brethorst. She married Verne Martin 9-17-1919 at Bloomington. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Norvin, Gibson City; and Wayne, Boulder, Colo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Seipt Brethorst, Bellflower and William Brethorst, Loda; five sisters, Lizzie Rasmussen, Belvidere, Ida Pretzlaff, Minnie Huston, Margaret Harding and LaVerne Johnson, all of Gibson City. She was a lifelong resident of the Gibson City area and was a member of the American Lutheran Church ant the ALCW. Memorials may be made to the building fund of the church.

DARRELL D. MARTIN
Darrell D. Martin, age 52 of Gibson City died at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday 12-10-1997 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. He had been ill. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with Chuck Hinthorne officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and for one hour before the services on Saturday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Martin and Andrew Martin. Active pallbearers included Randy Martin, John Martin, Scott Martin, Dale Martin, Julius Hufmeyer and Justin Hufmeyer. Mr. Martin was born 3-16-1945 at Ironwood, Michigan, a son of Stanley D. and Patricia Mae Hawley Martin. He married Margo C. Hufmeyer on 8-12-1967 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Margo C. Martin of Gibson City; four brothers, Randy Martin of Normal, John (Linda) Martin of Gibson City; Scott Martin of Northbrook; and Dale (Debbie) Martin of Northbrook; his father, Stanley D. Martin of Hurley, Wis.; his mother-in-law, Maybelle C. Hufmeyer of Gibson City; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Julius and Patricia Hufmeyer of Rantoul; two nephews Justin Hufmeyer and Andrew Martin and three nieces, Kimberly Hufmeyer, Brooke Martin and Stephanie Martin. He was preceded in death by his mother. Mr. Martin graduated from Gibson City High School and received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University. He worked at M & W Gear Company in Gibson City since 1965. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. He enjoyed reading, watching historical documentaries and traveling.

HARRY C. MARTIN
The funeral of Harry C. Martin, age 84 of Gibson City, was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Reverend Laurence Sunkel officiated with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Nelson, John Bridgewater, William Anderson, Gerald Wissmiller, Robert Wissmiller and David Stolz. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Martin died at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday 11-28-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. He was born 1-16-1906 near Saybrook, a son of Cornelius and Alice Williams Martin. He married Elna V. Holm 2-24-1934 at Jacksonville and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, John of Gibson City and Larry of Greenville; one daughter, Karen Mayer of DeLand; one sister, Alice Conklin, Sigourney, Iowa; five grand-children; three great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother. Mr. Martin lived in Gibson City for the past 56 years and formerly lived in Saybrook. He retired from farming in 1987 and was a member of the Ford - Iroquois Farm Bureau. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to his church or to the intensive care unit of Gibson Community Hospital.

MATTHEWS

FLOYD W. MATTHEWS
Floyd W. Matthews, age 81 of Gibson City died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday 11-19-1989 at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton. His funeral was held Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Randall Perry officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was held for one hour before the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Keith Miller, Charles Walters, Jack Royal, Wilbur Swearingen, Ronald Knapp and Junior Mohart. He was born 11-27-1907 in rural Gibson City a son of Lucian L. and Capitola Wendell Matthews. He married Ruth Schade 1-7-1933 in Bloomington and she survives. Also surviving is a sister, Margie Flo Walters of Gibson City. Mr. Matthews lived in the Gibson City area all his life and retired from farming in 1974. He is a member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge 733 AF & AM and Mohammed Shrine of Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the Gibson City United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

MATTOX

DOROTHEA I. (DEVER) MATTOX
Dorothea I. Mattox, age 86 of Gibson City, died at 10:35 a.m. Friday 11-4-1994 at Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, Gibson City with the Reverend Philip N. Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Pallbearers included Todd R. Lowery, George Cramer, Roger Cramer, Gary Reiners, Ralph Witt and Mike Upton. She was born 6-18-1908 at LeRoy, a daughter of John W. and Mabel A. Jordan Dever. She married John A. Mattox on 6-5-1926 at Gibson City. He died 3-5-1993. Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla E. Lowery of Hoopeston; two sisters, Lida Belle Ropp of Gibson City and Aurilla Miller of Rantoul; one grandson and two great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Mattox was a saleswoman for 22 years at Schockey's Clothing Store in Gibson City. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City to which memorials may be made.

JOHN A. MATTOX
John A. Mattox, age 88 of Gibson City, died at 4:10 a.m. Friday 3-5-1993 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. His funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, Gibson City with the Reverend Philip Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and for one hour before the service Monday at the church. Pallbearers included Richard Mattox, Sr., Richard Mattox, Jr., William Mattox, William Lowery, Sr. William Lowery, Jr. and Todd Lowery. Mr. Mattox was born 9-27-1904 in Piper City a son of William Edgar and Adah Mae Bussard Mattox. He married Dorothea Dever on 6-5-1926 in Gibson City and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Priscilla E. Lowery, Hoopeston; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren. One brother, four half brothers, one sister and one half sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Mattox was a Pinkerton Security Guard. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City where he served as an elder for 19 years and treasurer of the Sunday school for six years. Memorials may be made to his church.

MAY

HENRY MAY
The funeral of Henry May, age 84, a life-long resident of Gibson City will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Reverend Patrick Cox will officiate with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. May died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday 2-17-1990 at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton. He was born 11-25-1906 in Gibson City a son of Pete and Myrtle May. He married Fern Berkler on 2-15-1929 in Paxton and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Donald of Mattoon, and Edward of Mendota; two daughters, Lyla Schmall of Champaign and Delores Rutledge of Gibson City; two brothers, Russell of Elliott and Adolph of Gibson City; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One son, one brother and four sisters preceded him in death. Mr. May worked for 46 years as field foreman at Gibson Canning, later Stokely Foods in Gibson City. He was associated with the United Methodist Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the church's building fund or to a charity of the donor's choice. Pallbearers included George Lange, Ron Ferguson, Donald Kelly, Kenneth Mills, Harold Friday and Harold Medler.

FERN C. (BERKLER) MAY
Fern G. May, 88, of Gibson City died at 5 a.m. Sunday 1-9-2000 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Randall Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. May was born 6-18-1911 in Ford County, a daughter of Frank and Eunice Bone Berkler. She married Henry May on 2-15-1929. He died 2-17-1991. Survivors include two sons, Donald May of Carlyle and Edward May of Peru, two daughters, Lyla Schmall of Champaign and Delores Rutledge of Gibson City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Berkler, Jr. of Gibson City; and a sister, Elma Thompson of Paxton. She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters and a son. Memorials may be made to Telecare of Gibson City, the Gibson City Fire Department or Gibson Area Hospital.

MCATEE

SARAH M. (WILLIAMS) McATEE
Mrs. Sarah M. McAtee, 66, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at the Gibson Convalescing Home where she had been ill several months. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Brethren Church, the Rev. Orville Salzman officiating. Burial will be in Gibson City Cemetery. Mrs. McAtee was born 12-4-1878 in Colfax, the daughter of Martin and Margaret Dean Williams. She was married to Charles McAtee 9-7-1897 at Colfax. They farmed in that vicinity until 1912 when they moved to Gibson City. Mr. McAtee died 12-21-1934. She is survived by two daughters, Mabel Garrett, Joliet; and Hattie Hinton, Urbana; seven grand-children and two great grandchildren; one sister, Mae Englehardt, Harvard; two brothers, Charles Williams of Gibson City and Martin Williams of Saybrook. b. 12-4-1878 d. October 1945

MCCLURE

SARAH (MARTIN) McCLURE
Mrs. Sarah Ella McClure, 85, died at 10 a.m. 3-4-1943 at her home in Gibson City. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip R. Coen officiating. Burial in Gibson City Cemetery. She was born 6-26-1857 at Delphi, Ind., the daughter of Louis and Mary Ann Kennedy Martin. She married Horace McClure at Delphi, Indiana. She had resided in Gibson City 57 years. He preceded her in death 2-19-1934. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ethel McCall, with whom she made her home, and a son Louis McClure of Chicago. Gibson City Courier, March 1943

DUNCAN D. McCLURE
The memorial service for Duncan D. McClure will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Alan Herbst officiating. A private burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. He died at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday 2-7-2001 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gibson Area Hospital Building Fund or to Gibson Area Hospital Annex. Mr. McClure was born 8-10-1908 at Ishpeming, Mich., a son of Ora Diehl and Nina Lewis McClure. He married Grace Devine on 11-14-1935 at Ishpeming, Mich. She died 2-22-1993. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace McClure. Mr. McClure lived in Gibson City since 1974, formerly living in Champaign. He worked for the Illinois Central Railroad, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Episcopal Church in Champaign. Mr. McClure graduated from Culver Military Academy and from Michigan Technological University.

GRACE (DEVINE) McCLURE
Grace McClure, age 85 of Gibson City, formerly of Champaign, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, 2-22-1993 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. McClure was born 5-29-1907 in Ishpeming, Michigan, a daughter of David and Teckla Brevig Devine. She married Duncan D. McClure on 11-14-1935 in Ishpeming and he survives. Other survivors include one brother, John Devine of Ishpeming, Michigan and one sister, Agnes Coron of Ishpeming. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. McClure who had been a resident of Gibson City since 1974 formerly lived in Champaign. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City and its Council of Catholic Women. Mrs. McClure was also a member of Pleasant Hour Club and the Recreation Club, Gibson City and the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital or to her church.

WALLACE J. McCLURE
The funeral of Wallace J. McClure, 76 of Gibson City, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. T.L. Phillips officiated. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Taylor, Stanhope Foster, Frank McQuiggin and Jack Nagle. Active pallbearers were Ronald Warfield, Herbert McClure, Vernon Hill, Loren Carlson, Donald Vinson, and Robert McMahon. Mr. McClure, a resident of the Gibson City area since 1936 and a retired farmer, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday 3-5-1986 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla. He spent the winters in Port Charlotte. He was born 9-7-1909 at Ishpeming, Mich., a son of Ora and Nina Lewis McClure. He married Mabel Lucille Dorow on 2-14-1938 at Bloomington. She died on 5-19-1959. He married Esther Mitze Hamburger on 12-22-1967 at Bloomington, and she survives. Other survivors include a son, D. John, NYC; a daugher, Mary Jane Roth, Gibson City; a brother, Duncan, Gibson City; and three granddaughters. Mr. McClure graduated from Culver Military Academy and Michigan State University. He farmed northwest of Gibson City until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of the Ford County Farm Bureau and Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Champaign. Memorials may be made to the William Moyer Library or to the Episcopal Church.

MCCULLOUGH

MARION DOROTHY (ARENS) McCULLOUGH
Marion Dorothy McCullough, 79, of Gibson City died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday 2-11-2001 at her residence. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday 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 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Friends of Moyer Library; Gibson Community Hospice program; or Gibson Area Hospital. Mrs. McCullough was born 8-5-1921 at LaValle, Wis., a daughter of Theodore Joseph and Christina Hemmen Arens. She married James F. McCullough 4-17-1941 at Gibson City. He died 8-27-1982. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Frederick) Cast, Carmel, Calif.; two sons, James (Conley) McCullough, Manhattan, Kan., and Michael McCullough, Corpus Christi, TX; and two brothers, Harlan Arens, Gibson City, and Theodore (Rita) Arens, Winter Haven, Fla. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Fred Cast, Jennifer Cast, Stacey Cornelius,James McCullough, Daren McCullough, Wendy O'Neil, Jessica McCullough and Clayton McCullough. One son, Mark; one sister, Evelyn Arens; and one brother, Clayton Arens preceded her in death. Mrs. McCullough was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City; the Altar and Rosary Society; and the Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. McCullough had lived in Gibson City since 1985 and formerly was of Paxton.

MARK D. McCULLOUGH
Mark D. McCullough, age 33, a resident of Kansas City, MO. since 1980, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday 2-27-1992 at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City. His funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McGilley Memorial Chapel, Kansas City. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Visitation was held from 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Mr. McCullough was born 1-4-1959 at Watseka, a son of James F. and Marian Arens McCullough. Survivors include his mother of Gibson City; one sister, Sharon Cast of Fremont California; and two brothers, James McCullough of Manhattan, Kansas and Michael McCullough of Lawrence, Kansas. His father preceded him in death. Mr. McCullough was a 1980 graduate of Emporia Kansas State University. He was a Catholic. Memorials may be made to the McWilliams Fund, Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas.

MCGREW

MARGARET (ARMSTRONG) McGREW
Margaret E. McGrew, age 86 of Gibson City died at 5:17 a.m. Monday 4-2-2001 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in the Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour before the services at the church on Thursday. Mrs. McGrew was born 9-6-1914 at Fisher, a daughter of Orville C. and Bessie Layton Armstrong. She married the Reverend Dean McGrew on 1-15-1939 at Champaign. He died 3-9-1979. Survivors include one son, Lance (Bonnie) McGrew of Elliott; one step-daughter, Floy Parrett of California; one granddaughter, Holli (Tim) Applegate of Stanford. She was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and one step-son. Mrs. McGrew was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City. She was also a member of the Gibson City Senior Citizens. Mrs. McGrew served as the former director of Gibson City Telecare. Memorials may be made to her church.

REV. DEAN McGREW
The Rev. Dean McGrew, 89, Gibson City, a retired minister of Community Christian Church, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday 3-9-1979 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Community Christian Church with Rev. Loren E. Holt officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clyde McRae, Dan McGuire, Max McGuire, Howard Thompson, Corbett Norris, and Richard Ream. Rev. McGrew was born 4-16-1889 in Xenia, a son of William and Jane Long McGrew. He married Flora Stephens at Carlock. She preceded him in death. He married Margaret E. Armstrong on 1-15-1939 at Fisher and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Floy Parett, La Crescenta, Calif.; two sons, Derrell, Topeka, Kan.; Lance, Elliott; one brother, Brint, Gibson City; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers. Rev. McGrew was a Christian minister for 51 years, retiring from Gibson Community Christian Church in 1977, where he had been pastor for 17 years. He also served in Fisher, Champaign, Rialto, Calif.; Mesa, Ariz.; and the Old Bedford Church near Blandenville. Memorials may be made to Community Christian Church or to Barton W. Stone Christian Home.

MILLIGAN

JASON MILLIGAN, JR.
Baby Jason Michael Milligan, Jr., son of Jason and Terasa Milligan of Paxton, was stillborn at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 4-1-2003 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glen Cemetery, Paxton, the Rev. Emil Blobaum officiating. Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, is in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Murl Nolder of Akron, Ohio, and Christina and Darrel Kirby of Rantoul; and his paternal grandparents, William and Marianne Milligan of
Paxton.

DAVID MARSHALL Rantoul - David Lee Marshall, 60, of Rantoul, formerly of Gibson City, died Friday 8-18-2000 at his home. His ashes will be buried at a later date in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul. Mr. Marshall was born 8-3-1940 in Bloomington, a son of Glenn and LaVada Salyards Pree Marshall. He married Sandra Sergent on 5-27-1994 in Urbana. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Edward Gonder of Tacoma, Wash., Gary Jones of Gifford and Lee Jones of Rantoul; a daughter, Kimberly Kaufman of Athens, Il; a brother, Kenneth Marshall of Fresno, Calif.; a sister Pat Stacy of Champaign; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons. Mr. Marshall worked at Illinois Power for 17 years. He was in the Army for 8 years, and served in the first Special Forces and the first Special Forces airborne group during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 24, VFW 5520 of Champaign and the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Mr. Marshall's interests included fishing, gardening and woodworking. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carle Cancer Pavilion.

JOE MOONEY Joe Mooney, formerly of Gibson City. b. 7-7-1932 d. 6-29-2000

JOSEPH AARON MYERS Gibson City - Joseph Aaron Myers, 64, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Gibson City, died Tuesday 11-6-2001 at his residence.

KENNETH C. MINER The funeral for Kenneth C. Miner, 31, of Chicago, formerly of Gibson City, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Miner was found dead at 6:30 a.m. Thursday 12-10-1987 at his place of employment in Chicago. He had been shot. He was born 3-27-1956 in Gibson City, a son of Percy and Jean Davis Miner,Jr. He is survived by his parents; two daughters, Katisha Miner, of Little Rock, Ark. and Felicia Miner of Chicago; one brother, Robert, Los Angeles, Ca.; and six sisters, Sandra Fondia, Bernice Miner and Barbara Miner, all of Champaign; Vera Caston, of Chicago; Cynthia Miner of Memphis, TN; and Loretta Gibson of Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Miner was born and grew up in Gibson City. He moved to Chicago 11 years ago. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the family.

JOHN L. "JACK" MOODY John L. "Jack" Moody, 99 of Swartz Creek, Mich, formerly of Paxton died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday 5-24-1998 at the Crestmont Nursing Home, Fenton, Mich. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ford - Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Richard H. Swain officiating. Masonic Rites will be accorded by Paxton Lodge 416 AF and AM. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 90 minutes before the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church in Paxton. He was born 9-24-1898 at Weldon, the son of Jasper M. and Elizabeth Peacock Moody. He married Emma M. Bolander in 1929. She died 7-28-1973. He then married Gladys Lindsay McIntyre on 9-24-1975 at Royal Oak, Mich. She died 11-16-1997. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Jane Moody, Melvin; a step-daughter, Nancy Knickerbocker, Swartz Creek, Mich.; nine step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.

KATHERINE C. (TAYLOR) BOYD, MOODY Katherine C. Moody, 67, died at 7 a.m. yesterday 4-20-1984 at Burnham Hospital, Champaign. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, Bill Trimyer officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. She was born 7-30-1916 at Ellsworth, a daughter of Otis and Euna Sandage Taylor. She married Orville Boyd 7-30-1934 at Saybrook. He died 2-5-1964. She then married George L. Moody 4-7-1965 at Paxton. He died 12-14-1971. Survivors include her mother, Paxton; two daughters, Dollie Stephens, Gibson City; and Dorise Hill, Urbana; two sons, Larry Boyd, Gibson City, and Lyle Boyd, Pontiac; a step-daughter, Estelliate Newman, Santa Rosa, Ca.; a half-sister, Chestina Stewart, Mahomet; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Moody lived in Gibson City for many years. She was a member of the Bloomington Salvation Army, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, and the VFW Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

LESTER R. MOODY Lester R. Moody, 81, a Gibson City resident for 74 years, died at 3:18 a.m. yesterday 12-17-1985 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. A private funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Moody was born 12-28-1903 at Weldon, a son of Jasper and Elizabeth Peacock Moody. He married LaVonne Sawyer on 1-28-1928 at Paxton and she survives. Other survivors include a son, Richard, Gibson City; a daughter, Deonna Sauer, Gibson City; a brother, John, Paxton; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons. A brother, two sisters, a step-brother and a step-sister preceded him in death. Mr. Moody owned and operated Moody Produce in Gibson City for 25 years. He was a former member of Gibson Federal Savings and Loan board, where he served as an appraiser for many years. He also was a member of Gibson City Grade School board. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Gibson City and Champaign Loyal Order of Moose. Memorials may be made to his church.

LAVONNE (SAWYER) MOODY LaVonne B. Moody, age 84, a life-long resident of Gibson City, died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday 3-14-1991 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Her funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers included Mark Sauer, John L. Moody, Larry Swartzell, Donald Patton and Doug Hager. Active pallbearers were Steve Sauer, Doug Sauer, Scott Moody, Dike Eddleman, Steve Siemsen and Dave Gill. Mrs. Moody was born 9-15-1906 near Dewey, a daughter of P.B. and Mary Edna Dailey Sawyer. She married Lester R. Moody on 1-28-1928. He preceded her in death on 12-17-1985. Survivors include one son, Richard of Gibson City; one daughter, Deonna Sauer of Gibson City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Moody was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church, the Gibson City Woman's Club, Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Blackford Club, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

GRACE A. (COLVIN) MOODY ` Grace A. Moody, 90 of Gibson City died at 11 a.m. yesterday 6-7-1992 at her home. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Phillip N. Curran officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church. She was born 9-8-1901, at Falmouth, Ky., the daughter of Ernest and Aggie Maims Colvin. She married James R. Moody 1-3-1923 at Gibson City. He died 8-15-1968. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Renaker, Covington, KY, and Jeanette Miles, Savannah, Ga.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Bernace Anderson, Loveland, Colo., and Louisa Burns, Julesburg, Colo. One son, two daughters and one sister preceded her in death. She lived most of her life in the Gibson City area. She was a 77-year member of the First Christian Church, Gibson City, a member of CWF, the Gibson City Recreation Club and the Wantwood Club. Memorials may be made to her church.

JAMES R. MOODY James R. Moody, 61, Gibson City died at 1:39 a.m. yesterday 2-2-1990 at his home. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Samuel Goins officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Moody was born 5-23-1928 in Gibson City, a son of James and Grace Colvin Moody. He married Edythe M. Tribbey on 9-15-1951 in Paxton and she survives. Other survivors include his mother, Grace Moody, Gibson City; two sons, Douglas J. Gibson City, and John D. rural Foosland; and two sisters, Helen Renaker, Covington, KY, and Jeanette Miles, Savannah, Ga. His father and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Moody owned and operated Moody Feed and Farm Supply in Gibson City for 33 years. He was a life-long resident of the Gibson City area. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, Gibson City Moose Lodge, Illinois Seed Dealers Association and Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568. Memorials may be made to his church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

JOHN A. MOONEY John A. Mooney, age 83 of Gibson City died at 5:39 p.m. Thursday 7-30-1998 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, with a rosary service at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers included Tim Mooney, Tom Mooney, Mark Schuler, Todd Sommer, Kurt Sommer and Mark Kumler. Mr. Mooney was born 8-28-1914 at Proctor a son of Martin C. and Ellen Gillen Mooney. He married Evadna Kumler on 6-14-1942 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Evadna Mooney of Gibson City; one daughter, Gail Schuler of Peoria; one son, Gary Mooney of Crofton, MD; four grandchildren; and one sister, Josephine Wilson of Newton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Mr. Mooney farmed for 46 years at Proctor. He was a life-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City. He was a past 4-H leader and member of the Ford County Farm Bureau. Memorials can be made to his church or to the Gibson Area Hospital.

EDWARD W. MOONEY Edward W. Mooney, 72, died at St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, Il at 11 a.m. Monday, 3-27-1950. He had been a patient there for two weeks. His body was taken to Lamb Funeral Home where the rosary will be read at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Fr. Edward O'Neill, officiating. Burial in the Drummer Twp Cemetery. He was born 3-1-1878, at Anchor, Il. the son of James and Susan Cavanaugh Mooney. He married Mattie Vance, 1-4-1921. He lived most of his life near Proctor, where he was a farmer. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Paul S. of Gibson City and Joseph F. at home; two step-sons; Vincent W. Mooney of Scotland, Ind., Martin Mooney of Gibson City. Three brothers, James Mooney, of Hillsboro, ND; John Mooney of Forrest, Il. and Martin Mooney of Chatsworth, Il. Five sisters, Mary Coons of Saybrook; Julia Johnson, Ellen Morris, Anna Rice and Susan White all of Bloomington, Il. Nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one sister and 2 children. Gibson City Courier 3-30-1950

DIANE ELIZABETH (TOLLEFSEN) MORANO
Diane Elizabeth Morano, 61, of Gibson City died at 5:30 a.m. Monday 4-8-2002 at
her home. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday 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 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral
Home, Gibson City, with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to
Providence High School; Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church; or the Gibson City-
Melvin-Sibley High School Scholarship Fund. She was born 7-6-1940 at Oak Park,
a daughter of George E. and Ella M. Sirovatka Tollefsen. She married Michael
Morano 1-14-1961 at Cicero and he survives. Other survivors include her daughter,
Maria Morano, Hebron, Ky; three sons, David (Maria Rivera) Morano, Allerton;
Daniel (Cindy Farris) Morano, Gibson City; and Dale Morano, Savoy; 10 grandchildren;
and two brothers, Russell Tollefsen, Berwyn; and Donald Tollefsen, Mokena. Her
parents, one granddaughter and one daughter preceded her in death. Mrs. Morano owned
and operated Gibson City Florist in Gibson City for 17 years, retiring in 1994. She and
her husband then moved to New Lenox, returning to Gibson City to live in July 2001.
Mrs. Morano was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson
City. She was a member and past president of the Council of Catholic Women. She
also was a member of the Women of the Moose in Gibson City and the Business
Professional Womens Club.

JAMES E. MILLER
Funeral services for James E. Miller, 68, of Gibson City will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Reverend Randall Robinson will officiate.
Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City with military rites by Lee
Lowery American Legion Post 568. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 8 p.m. by Gibson City Masonic Lodge 733
AF & AM. Mr. Miller died at 10:40 a.m. Friday 2-1-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital.
He was born 12-21-1933 at Flora, a son of Cleo and Catherine Hopper Miller. He
married Laura A. Blair on 12-3-1961 at Goodwine and she survives. Also surviving
is a son, Edwin Miller of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mr. Miller had lived in Gibson City since 1967. He owned and operated Gibson
Bowling Lanes from 1967 until his death. He was an Army veteran. He was past
president of the Gibson City Chamber of Commerce and past secretary of the
Gibson City Lions Club. He was a member of Gibson City Masonic Lodge 733
AF & AM, the Drummer Chapter OES, Mohammed Temple at Peoria and the
Corn Belt Shrine Club of Gibson City. He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order
of the Moose, the Danville Consistory, 40 & 8 McLean County Voiture, Lee
Lowery American Legion Post 568 and the Elliott AmVets. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Gibson Area Home Health Care.

LESLIE E. MULVANY
Leslie E. Mulvany, 83, of Gibson City died at 8:38 p.m. Monday 8-5-2002 at Gibson
Area Hospital, Gibson City. His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at United
Methodist Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial will be in the
Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 11 - 1 p.m. Friday at
the Church. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Gibson City or to the
Gibson Area Hospital Annex Activity Fund. Mr. Mulvany was born 1-15-1919 at
Thomasboro, a son of Hershel and Gertrude Jones Mulvany. He married Lorraine
R. Rapalee on 3-21-1942 at Paxton. She survives. Other survivors include two sons,
Michael (Shari) Mulvany, Springlennis (Nancy) Mulvany, Champaign; three
grandsons, Ian Mulvany, Boston, Mass.; Aaron Mulvany, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Kirk
Mulvany, Champaign; three stepgrandsons,Charles Speta, San Francisco, Calif.; Bart
Speta, Springfield; and Doug Speta, Springfield; two step-granddaughters, Cindy Atkins,
Naperville; and Jennifer Snyder, Chicago; four great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons;
and a sister, Fern Carroll, Gibson City. He was preceded in death by three sisters and
three brothers. Mr. Mulvany attended Illinois State University in Normal before joining
The Army Air Corps in 1942 where he served with the 316th Airborne Troop Carrier
Group in Egypt, Sicily, Italy and England, deploying paratroopers and gliders
throughout the invasion of Europe and D-Day. After returning from the service,
Mr. Mulvany joined his father in the plumbing and heating business becoming Mulvany
and Son Plumbing and Heating where they continued as H.E. Mulvany and Son. He
retired in 1986. Mr. Mulvany was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist
Church and the Gibson City Rotary Club. He served 26 years on the Gibson City
Fire Department.

MARGARET "MIDGE" R. (REESE) MIDDLETON
Margaret "Midge" R. Middleton, age 87 of Aurora, formerly of Gibson City, died
Saturday 6-15-2002 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. Funeral services will
be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson
City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp
Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday June 19 at Lamb
Funeral Home in Gibson City where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Pallbearers will
be Bill Hartford, Tom Hartford, Maurice Copher, Ted Swanson, Jack Kollross and
great-grandson, Daniel. Mrs. Middleton will be cremated. Mrs. Middleton was born
2-13-1915 at Lawrence, Michigan a daughter of Emerson A. and Julia LaDuke Reese.
She married William S. Middleton on 6-27-1940 at South Bend, Indiana. He preceded
her in death on 1-26-1992. Survivors include one son, William R. (Cassandra) Middleton
of North Aurora; one daughter, Julia (David) Owens of Greybull, Wyoming; eight
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother, John A. (Kathleen) Reese
of South Bend, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and
one brother. Mrs. Middleton was a member of the Joliet Council of Catholic Women,
the Third Order of St. Francis, the Illinois Bar Association, the Kane County Bar
Association, the Tri-Delta Sorority and the Retired Officers Association. Memorials
may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City or to an
organization of the donor's choice.

GARY D. MOONEY
Gary D. Mooney, age 56 of Crofton, MD, formerly of Gibson City died at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, 6-25-2002 at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie, Md. Funeral services
were conducted at 11 a.m. July 1 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp
Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. July 1 at Lamb Funeral
Home in Gibson City. Pallbearers were Mark Kumler, Mark Schuler, Todd Sommer,
Kurt Sommer, Ben Clayton, Terry Bell, Tim Mooney, Tom Mooney and Chad Young.
Mr. Mooney was born 4-14-1946 at Urbana, a son of John and Evadna Kumler
Mooney. He married Colette M. Paquette on 2-5-1999 at Annapolis, MD. Survivors
include his wife, Colette M. Mooney of Crofton, MD; two sons, Timothy Dean Mooney
of Port Huron, MI and Tom Alan (Rebecca) Mooney of LaJunta, CO; his mother,
Evadna Mooney of Gibson City; one sister, Gail Schuler of Peoria and one grandson,
Mason Mooney. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Mooney was a graduate
of Illinois Commercial College in Champaign. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr.
Mooney had been employed by Infinit Computer Company for 27 years. Memorials
may be made to Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.

MATTIE (NANCE) MOONEY Mrs. Mattie Mooney, 71, of Gibson City died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, 12-19-1961 at Gibson City Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for nine days. Services were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Father William Kirk officiating. Burial in Drummr Twp Cemetery. The Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She was born in Sibley, Ford Co., Il. 8-26-1890 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nance. She married Edward W. Mooney in Gibson City, who preceded her in death 3-27-1950. She had lived in Gibson City for more than 40 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She is survived by four sons; Paul of Gibson City; Joe of Columbus, Ohio; Martin of Foosland and Vincent of Cleveland, Ohio. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter of Lake Bloomington, 3 sisters, Emma Hamilton of Chatsworth, Nettie Compton of Pontiac; and Ethel Kaufman of Danvers. Preceded in death by one son and one daughter. b. 8-26-1890 parents: Mr. and Mrs. William Nance m. 1-4-1921 to Edward W. Mooney in Gibson City d. 12-219-1961 Gibson City Courier 12-23-1961

PAUL S. MOONEY Paul S. Mooney, 75, of Gibson City died at 7:20 p.m. Monday 2-171997 at Gilman Nursing Home, Gilman. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Bill Slikas officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Betty Mooney; one son, Stephen Mooney, Baltimore, MD.; one daughter, Janice Schroeder, Gibson City; one brother, Joseph Mooney, Wildwood; and five grandchildren. Also surviving is one son-in-law, Jim Schroeder,Gibson City. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was born 6-19-1921 in rural Gibson City, a son of Edward and Mattie Nance Mooney. He married Betty A. Kingren 10-31-1942 in Gibson City. Mr. Mooney farmed with his family and worked for many years with Kingren Construction. He lived in Gibson City all his life. He was a member of Carpenter's Local #63. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Gilman Nursing Home activity fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

FRANCIS A. MOONEY Francis A. Mooney, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mooney of Bloomington, Il. died at Proctor 2-7-1920. Born 6-17-1886, Anchor, Il., age 33 yr 5 mo 20 da. Mr. Mooney had had the flu and pneumonia. Married 12-24-1910 to Mattie Vance of Cropsey, Il. Four children born to this union, 3 sons and a daughter. Vincent, aged 9; Walter, aged 7; Martin, aged 6 and Agnes, aged 3, who with the widow are left to mourn the loss. Funeral rites held at the Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in the local cemetery, with the Rev. John L. McMullen officiating. b. 6-17-1886 at Anchor, McLean County parents: James and Susan Cavanaugh Mooney m. 12-24-1910 to Mattie Vance of Cropsey d. 2-7-1920 at Proctor buried: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Gibson City Courier - Thursday 2-12-1920

WALTER MOONEY Funeral services for Walter Mooney of Proctor were held in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City at 11:00 last Monday morning, December 31, in charge of Father O.T. Fulton. Burial in Gibson City Cemetery. Mr. Mooney's death occured at St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, Il., at 3:50 p.m. last Sunday afternoon, following an attack of typhoid fever. It was the second death in the family from the same disease. His sister, Agnes Marie Mooney, died 12-13-1934 in St. Joseph Hospital. Walter Mooney was born near Arrowsmith, Il, his age at death being 22 yr 2 mo 12 da. He was the son of Frank and Mattie Vance Mooney. His father died in 1920, and his mother later married his father's brother, Edward W. Mooney. For a number of years the family lived at Proctor, 4 miles south of Gibson City. b. 1912 parents: Frank and Mattie Vance Mooney m. no d. 12-20-1934 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Bloomington, Il bur: Gibson City Cemetery (Gibson City Courier - 1-3-1935)

AGNES MARIE MOONEY Funeral rites for Agnes Marie Mooney, 18, of Proctor, Il were held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, 12-15-1934 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City. Father M.A. Coffey officiating. Miss Mooney passed away at 11:00 Thursday morning December 13 in St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, where she had been a patient since December 5. She had been ill with typhoid fever for several weeks. Agnes Marie Mooney was born near Arrowsmith, McLean County, Il. 12-2-1916 the daughter of Frank and Mattie Nance Mooney. Her father died in 1920 and her mother later married, Edward W. Mooney, brother of her father. The family lived at Proctor, 4 miles south of Gibson City for a number of years. She was a bright and lovable girl. She was a member of the graduating class of 1934 of Drummer Twp High School. b. 12-2-1916 parents: Frank and Mattie Nance Mooney m. no d. 12-13-1934 buried: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Gibson City Courier - 12-20-1934

MARTIN A. MOONEY Martin A. Mooney 69, died at 1:30 a.m. yesterday at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday 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 4 - 7 p.m. today at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a wake service at 7 p.m. Mr. Mooney was born 10-24-1914 in Colfax, a son of Frank and Mattie Nance Mooney. He married Hazel Anderson 12-9-1937 in Burlington, Iowa and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Judy Peterson, Gibson City and Wanda Swearingen, Elliott; three brothers, Vincent, Cleveland, Ohio; Paul, Gibson City and Joseph, Wildwood; and five grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Mooney farmed in the Foosland and Gibson City areas. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. b. 10-24-1914 d. 7-3-1984

GUY MOORE Guy Moore, age 83 of Gibson City died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday 4-18-1992 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral was conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Christ, Gibson City with Michael J. Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 4 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Pallbearers included David Smith, Tim Smith, Roger Smith, Gary Moore, David Welborn, Mark Moseby and John Moseby. He was born 8-12-1908 at Clifty KY a son of Robert T. and Minnie Strader Moore. He married Flossie McPherson on 10-17-1928 at Elkton, KY and she survives. Other survivors include four sons, Bobby of Forrest; Ronald of Sibley; Johnny of Fairbury; and Jimmy of Melvin; three daughters, Berneta Baker of Bloomington, Indiana; Leatrice Moseby of Franklin, TN; and Martha Sue Smith of Sidney; four brothers, Ira of Lewisberg, KY; Russel of Hopkinsville, KY; Ralph of Clifty, KY; and Harold of Gibson City; five sisters, Estel McKinny of Hopkinsville, KY; Delia Welborn of Fisher; Stella Audas of Louisville, KY; Lorene Edwards of Sikeston, MO; and Zula Mae Rainwater, Sharon Grove, KY; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Moore retired from farming in 1980. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Gibson City, where he served as an elder. He was a........... (end of obit.)


LILLIE BELL (EPLEY) MOORE Lillie Bell Moore, 79, of Gibson City died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday 5-18-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Michael J. Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Moore was born 10-22-1914 in Greenville, KY, a daughter of George and Mary McGhee Epley. She married Harold Moore 12-22-1934 in Elkton, KY and he survives. Other survivors include one sister, Della Weakman, Piper City; one brother, Buren Epley, Pontiac; two granddaughters reared in the Moore home, Pamela Foster and Melanie Crabill, both of Bloomington; and five great-grandchildren. Two sons, including an infant son, and three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Moore had spent most of her life in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

REV. CHARLES W. MOORE The Reverend Charles W. Moore, age 86 of Gibson City died at 10:40 a.m. Friday 3-25-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex in Gibson City. His funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverends Eugene Janes and Phillip Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Rodney Mott, Bruce Summers, Paul Moore, Jim Gambill, Harold Medler and Matt Provin. The Reverend Moore was born 10-25-1907 at Equality, a son of Francis Marion and Cora Reeder Moore. He married Lillian Baker in July 1932. She died in July 1954. He married Velma F. Wolfe on 6-1-1958 at Decatur. She died 8-24-1990. Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Veach of Vienna; one step-son, Donald Wolfe of Winston-Salem, NC; a step-daughter, Mona Summers of Gibson City; one sister, Lucy Moore of Gibson City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. The Reverend Moore moved from Decatur to Gibson City in 1989. He was a Primitive Baptist minister for 52 years, retiring in 1989. He was an elder at the Zoar Primitive Baptist Church at Findley. He owned and operated Arbor Dell Mobile Home Park in Decatur for 40 years, retiring in 1985. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex or to Zoar Primitive Baptist Church in Findlay.

VELMA F. (TALBERT) WOLFE, MOORE Velma F. Moore, age 79 of Gibson City died at 7:02 a.m. Friday 8-24-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverends Eugene James and Laurence Sunkel officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Pallbearers included Bruce Summers, Gary Davis, Rodney Mott, Harold Medler, Jim Gambill, and Paul Moore. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. She was born 4-23-1911 in Wayne County, a daughter of Silas and Bertha Shreve Talbert. She married John Leslie Wolfe on 8-30-1929 in Mount Vernon. He died in January 1944. She then married Charles W. Moore on 6-1-1958 in Decatur and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Donald Wolfe of Winstson-Salem, NC; one daughter, Mona Summers of Gibson City; one step-daughter, Beverly Veach of Vienna; six grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Talbert of Lincoln and Wesley Talbert of Wayne City; four sisters, Ruby Woolever and Opal Johnson, both of Wayne City; Eva Woolever, Cisne and Nola Griffith of Mattoon. Mrs. Moore had been a resident of Gibson City since May 1989. She had lived in Decatur for 34 years prior to that time. She was a member of Wayne City Baptist Church and a former member of Wayne County Eastern Star. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital.

MARJORIE (THOMAS) MORLOCK Marjorie J. Morlock, age 89 of Gibson City, died at 7 a.m.Tuesday 2-22-2000 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Randall Robinson and the Reverend Al Schneck officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the funeral home. Active pallbearers were Jack Royal, Steve Harper, Steve Bell, Ron Knapp, Doug Roesch, and Don Jensen. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Richard Morlock, Jack Morlock, and Doug Knapp. Mrs. Morlock was born 10-8-1910 at Gibson City, a daughter of Guy and Lula Jeane Briggs Thomas. She married Gordon L. Morlock on 12-24-1945 at Springfield. He died 2-29-1980. Survivors include two step-sons, Jack Morlock of Princeville and Richard Morlock of Glen Ellyn; one step-daughter, Arlene Gassen of Rotonda West, Fl; ten step-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Thomas of Gibson City; and two nieces Pamela Bell of Bradley and Kathleen Thomas of Champaign. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother and two grandchildren. A former resident of Danbury, WI, Peoria and West Lake, Ohio, Mrs. Morlock was a resident of Gibson City. She was a secretary for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Area Hospital Building Fund.

MARY L. (CROSS) MORRIS Mary Louise Morris, 65, of Gibson City died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday 1-29-1998 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. B.E. Koonce officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital. Mrs. Morris was born 12-19-1932 at Sesser, a daughter of John T. and Opal M. Shaw Cross. She married Robert Wallace Morris 11-22-1958 at Champaign and he survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Linda VerVoorn, Chicago; and Chrysta Reeder, Sibley; one son, Al Morris, Champaign; five brothers, Robert Cross, Kansas City, Mo.; Delbert Cross, Bethany; Howard Eugene Cross, Decatur; Wayne Cross, Peoria; and Charles Cross, Ridgeway; one sister, Ruth Stewart, Benton; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother. Mrs. Morris lived most of her life in the Gibson City and Elliott areas.

WILLIAM J. MORRIS William John Morris, 75, died at his home on South Church Street at 5:30 this morning, 2-13-1936. He had been in failing health for some time, but his passing was very sudden, resulting from anemia and heart trouble. Mr. Morris was one of the community's early pioneers, having lived here since he was 9 years old. He was born 4-11-1860 on a farm near Blue Mound. He came to this neighborhood with his parents in 1869, living on a farm in Champaign County, a mile south of Old South Union M.P. Church, for many years. He was married to Miss Ida Blisssard on 1-27-1875, who preceded him in death on 10-23-1934. Mr. and Mrs. Morris moved to Gibson City 1-27-1919, their wedding anniversasry. They were early members of the South Union Church, transferring their membership to the United Brethren Church when they moved to this city. Mr. Morris is survived by two sons, Weldon, of Hoopeston Il.; and Clarence of Gibson City, with whom he made his home.

IDA A. (BLISSARD) MORRIS Mrs. William J. Morris, pioneer resident of Gibson City, died suddenly from an acute heart attack at 9 o'clock on Tuesday evening, 10-23-1934, aged 71 years, 5 months and 26 days. While her health had not been robust in recent years, Mrs. Morris was not ill until she was stricken Tuesday evening. She had attended to her regular work on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at the United Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. The services will be in charge of Rev. B. Lee Towsley, of Decatur, former pastor here; who will be assisted by the local pastor, Rev. Clifford Stabler. Interment will be made in the Gibson Cemetery. Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband; two sons, Weldon, of Chicago and Clarence of Gibson City; one brother, Jay Blissard, of Normal; and one sister, Mrs. Irvin Knapp of Ark.

JULIA C. (WITTER) MORRIS Julia C. Morris, 88, of Gibson City, died at 3:45 a.m. yesterday at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Robert A. Hoover officiating. Burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was born 9-4-1899, at Aden, a daughter of George and Louisa Jenkins Witter. She married George Wallace Morris on 6-22-1918 at Aden. He died 11-23-1978. Survivors include three sons, Bernell, Berryville, Ark.; Wayne, Fairfield; and Robert, Gibson City; a sister, Dorothy Rawls, Orlando, Fl.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Mrs. Morris lived in Gibson City for 45 years. Memorials may be made to the Living Word Church, Roberts. b. 9-4-1899 d. 6-18-1988

CECIL A. "JAKE" MOTT Funeral services are pending at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City for Cecil A. "Jake" Mott, 56, of Gibson City, who died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday (3-10-1971) at St. John's Mercy Hospital Burn Center, Creve Coeur, MO., after suffering burns over 90 percent of his body following an auto accident Monday night. The accident occured just east of the former "Dead Man's" Curve on Illinois 9 near Elliott at about 9 p.m. Mott's car hit a bridge abutment, tore in half and exploded into flames. According to authorities, he was thrown from the automobile, his clothes in flames. Mr. Mott was born 10-2-1914 near Anchor, a son of Cecil A., Sr., and Augusta Brading Mott. He married Juanita Love. Later, he married Evelyn Strange and she survives. Also surviving are 4 sons, Cecil, III; Jerald; Nelson D.; and Rodney; a daughter, Joyce; five brothers, Willard, Colfax; Earl, Leonard, Virgil, all of Gibson City; and Ollie of AZ; one sister, Voda Osborne, Mansfield; and his father. He was preceded in death by an infant son, a sister and one brother.


LEONARD D. "PETE" MOTT Leonard D. "Pete" Mott, 59, Gibson City died at 1:35 a.m. Monday 2-4-1980 at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, with Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Mr. Mott was born 1-29-1921 in Anchor, Twp., a son of Cecil, Sr. and Augusta Brading Mott. Surviving are two brothers, Earl, Gibson City; and Ollie, of Baton Rouge, La; a sister, Voda Osborne, of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. His parents, a sister, and four brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Mott was a life-long resident of Gibson City area. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

EVERETT A. MOTT Everett A. Mott, 48, of Gibson City was pronounced dead on arrival at Gibson Community Hospital at 4:45 a.m. Saturday (1970). R.L. Hayslette, Ford County Coroner determined in an inquiry that death resulted from natural causes. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Monday. Mr. Mott was born 2-13-1922, at Anchor, a son of Cecil, Sr. and Augusta Brading Mott. He was married to Pauline Lange 7-29-1946 in Chicago. He spent most of his life in the Gibson City area. He was a self-employed contractor. He leaves his widow, daughters, Karen Medler, Gibson City; and Sharon, at home; and sons, Roger, at home, and Pvt. David Mott, Ft. Campbell, KY in the Army. Mr. Mott also leaves a granddaughter, his father of Gibson City; brothers, Earl, Cecil A., Virgil and Leonard, all of Gibson City; Willard, Colfax; and Ollie, Crown Point, Ind., and a sister, Voda Osborne, Mansfield. His mother and one sister preceded him in death.


EARL A.J. MOTT Earl A.J. Mott, 77, a Gibson City resident for 44 years, died at 7:05 a.m. yesterday (11-4-1988) at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Church. Mr. Mott was born 7-20-1911, at Cropsey, a son of Cecil and Augusta Brading Mott. He married Hilda M. Hensen on 1-31-1936 at Anchor and she survives. Other survivors include, one son, Donald, Champaign; two daughters, Delores Turner, Paxton; and Donna Imhoff, Butler, Wis.; one brother, Ollie, Tucson, AZ; one sister, Voda Osborne, Mansfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Mott was employed at Central Soya Co., Inc. Gibson City for 20 years, retiring in 1964. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church, to which memorials may be made.


HARRY W. MOTT Harry W. Mott, 85, Gibson City, died at 10 a.m. Saturday (9-24-1977) at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Dr. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Mott was born 5-23-1892, in Indiana, a son of Asa and Eva Stucker Mott. He married Margaret Hurn. She died. He then married Mary Epley 7-3-1965 at Paxton. She died in 1974. Surviving are four sisters, Myrtle Sinkhorn; Linda Bell, Gibson City; Hattie Kerber, Nancy, KY.; and Florence Smith, New Albany, Ind.; two brothers, Cecil Mott, Monticello; and John Mott, Gibson City, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Lillie Moore, Gibson City and Delthia McCarty, Roberts, and a step-son, Buren Epley, Effingham. Mr. Mott was a resident of Gibson City most of his life and was a member of the Community Christian Church.

MAMIE ROCKWOOD MOTTIER Mrs. Mamie Rockwood Mottier, 79, died Tuesday evening (November 1945) in a hospital in Madison, Wis. She was injured in an auto accident about a week ago. The body will reach the Lamb Funeral Home Thursday. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. A.M. Willey officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. Mottier was born 1-25-1866. She moved to Gibson City with her family when she was a small girl. She was married to Walter F. Mottier, who died in 1938. They moved to Texas about 30 years ago. For the past several years she had made her home with her son in Madison. Two sons, and two daughters survive, John A., Madison; Walter, Pierce, TX.; Julia Frank, Juneau, Alaska; Parthenia Waugh, Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

JANICE ELLEN (STEVENSON) MOTTO Janice Ellen Motto, 46, Bloomington, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday 5-7-1996 in BroMenn Regional Medical Center emergency room following a brief illness. Her funeral will be at noon Thursday at the First Christian Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Gail E. Bell, the Rev. Herbert L. Knudsen and the Rev. Randy O'Brien officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today at Metzler - Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include her husband, Anthony M. Motto; a daughter, Valerie Motto, at home; a son, Jason Motto, at home; two brothers, Byron Stevenson, Mahomet, and Francis Stevenson, Melvin; and her maternal grandmother, Elsie Fawver, Gibson City. She was born 11-2-1949 at Champaign, a daughter of Elmer G. and Laura Ellen Fawver Stevenson. She married Anthony M. Motto 12-23-1977 at Sarasota, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents.

VIRGINIA LEE (ACREE) MOUSER The funeral of Virginia Lee Mouser, 71, of Gibson City will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and for one hour before the service Sunday at the church. She died at 1:25 a.m. Thursday 10-14-1999 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Gibson City. Mrs. Mouser was born 8-4-1928 at McAlester, OK, a daughter of Mose and Lula Blair Acree. She married Joseph Mouser 9-24-1949 at Gibson City and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Joseph Michael (Tara) Mouser, Gibson City; and two sisters, Christine Boma, Piper City and LaVonne Martin, Normal. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Desiree Mouser and Valerie Mouser, both of Gibson City. Her parents, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Mouser was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City and the American Legion Auxiliary, Piper City.

BESSIE MAE (MITCHELL) MOXLEY Bessie Mae Moxley, age 87, a resident of Heartland Health Care in Paxton, formerly of Gibson City, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday 9-6-1999 at the Health Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Moxley was born 5-19-1912 at Fisher, a daughter of Ralph G. and Mary M. Hinton Mitchell. She married Dale W. Moxley on 6-5-1945 at Crawfordsville, Indiana. He died 7-2-1980. Survivors include two sons, Richard D. Moxley of Gibson City and Terry Lee Moxley of Vista, CA; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and two grandsons. A member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City, Mrs. Moxley was also a member of the Gibson City Senior Citizens Club. Memorials may be made to her church.

WILLIAM C. MUNSON William C. Munson, 75, a resident of Gibson City for 50 years and former owner-operator of a motor company, died at 2:15 a.m. yesterday 9-11-1985 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Munson was born 2-4-1911 near Randolph, a son of George and Florence Bishop Munson. He married Ethel Woodburn in 1940 in Gibson City. She died 5-28-1979. Survivors include one son, Donald, Normal; one brother, Everett, Kewanee; one sister, Dora Munson, Greenwood, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Munson was owner-operator of Bill Munson Motors in Gibson City from 1959 - 1969. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital.

EARL MURDOCK Earl Murdock, age 83 of Monticello, Indiana, formerly of Gibson City died at 12:45 p.m. Monday 5-1-1989 at Home Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. after an extended illness. He was a former restaurant owner. His funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller -Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, Indiana. Graveside rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Murdock was born 10-27-1905 in Gibson City, a son of Otis and Fannie Williams Murdock. He married Maxine Wells 3-13-1941. She died 3-28-1979. Survivors include a son, Thomas Earl, Burke, Va; and three granddaughters. Mr. Murdock had lived in Monticello, Indiana since 1949 moving there from Gibson City. He owned and operated restaurants in Watseka, Gibson City and from 1949 - 1967 in Monticello, Indiana.

ETHEL M. (HANSON) MURRY Mrs. Ethel M. Murry, 70, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday (6-21-1965) in Gibson Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for two days. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. R.M. Luedde officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson City Cemetery. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born 9-30-1894 at Gibson City, a daughter of Hank K. and Anna Marie Peterson Hanson. She was married to Welby C. Murry, 3-20-1923 at Paxton. He died in 1953. Surviving are three daughters, LaVonne Berkler and Marilyn Zander, both of Gibson City, and Helen Redding, Fisher; a niece, Dorothy Watts, Gibson City, whom Mrs. Murry raised; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Murry was a member of the Community Christian Church. She was a lifelong resident of Gibson City.


REVA V. (EDMONDS) McGUIRE Reba V. McGuire, 70, of rural Gibson City, a retired dietitian, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 3-26-1986 at Maryvale Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. McGuire was born 3-30-1915 at Harpster, a daughter of James and Margaret Cannoy Edmonds. She married Max R. McGuire 9-19-1941 at Sidney, Neb. and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Dan, Gibson City; and Phil, Moapa, NV; two daughters, Peggy Summers, Crafton, MD and Sally Deichman, Gibson City; one brother, Earl Edmonds, Bayles Lake, Loda; two sisters, Nellie Swaney and Margie Scholl, both of Phoenix, AZ; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Four brothers, three sisters and one grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. McGuire was a resident of the Gibson City areas most of her life and retired in 1984 after 25 years as assistant dietitian at Gibson Community Hospital. She was a member of the Community Christian Church, Gibson City.

ROBERT O. McMAHON Robert O. McMahon, age 88 of Gibson City died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday 8-29-2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. September 1 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. September 1 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Dale Riblet, Dennis Farris, Harold Stimmel, Jeff Zelensky, Dennis Higgins and Noel Hutchcraft. Mr. McMahon was born 5-1-1913 at Fairbury a son of Frank and Mae Millan McMahon. He married Frances I. Donner on 6-6-1936 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Frances I. McMahon of Gibson City; one son, Larry L. McMahon of Quincy and one sister, Elsie Snead of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by one brother. Mr. McMahon was employed by Central Soya for 38 years. He retired in 1978 as purchasing agent. A member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, he was a member of the Men's Group at the church. Memorials can be made to the Gibson City Telecare or to the First Christian Church Men's Group.

FRANK A. McMAHON Frank A. McMahon, 86, a retired feed store dealer, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday at Gibson Community Hospital where he had been a patient for four weeks. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, with the Reverend R.M. Luedde officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. He was born 1-29-1876, near Melvin, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hunt McMahon. He married May Milne, 10-7-1906 in Fairbury. She died 4-16-1962. Mr. McMahon lived in Fairbury prior to moving to Gibson City in 1921. He at one time served on the Drummer Twp school board. Surviving are two sons, Robert, Gibson City; Richard, Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Elsie Rae Snead, Gibson City; a sister, Gladys Baltz, Fairbury; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

RECIL McMURRY Recil McMurry, 81, of Gibson City, a former employee of Central Soya, Inc. died at 10:52 a.m. yesterday 2-27-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Revs. Dick Cates and Randall K. Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. McMurry was born 1-23-1909 in Foosland, a son of Joseph and Myrtie Arens McMurry. He married Mary E. Curtis 11-14-1937 in Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are one brother, Warner McMurry, Gibson City; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by one son and one sister. Mr. McMurry was a life-long resident of the Gibson City area. He was employed for 33 years by Central Soya, Co., Inc., Gibson City, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

MARY E. (CURTIS) McMURRY Mary E. McMurry, age 76 of Gibson City died at her home at approximately 9:24 a.m. Tuesday 1-1-1991. Her funeral was conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Reverend Barbara Escarraz officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Gary Coit, Jerry Lynch, Kenny Sams, Robert Peeken, Bruce Kallal and John Hickman. She was born 2-26-1914 in Loda, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Curtis. She married Recil McMurry on 11-14-1937 in Gibson City. He preceded her in death on 2-27-1990. Surviving are one brother, Edward "Bud" Curtis of Mesa, AZ and two grandsons, James R. McMurry, Jr. and Michael L. McMurry, both of Gibson City. One son and two sisters preceded her in death. She had been a resident of Gibson City since 1937 and was a member of The First Christian Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.


JAMES R. McMURRY James R. McMurry, 43, of RR 2, Gibson City, died at 9:22 a.m. yesterday 3-8-1987 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, after an apparent heart attack. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Carl Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. He was born 1-20-1944 in Paxton, a son of Recil and Mary Curtis McMurry. He married Dianna Hickman on 4-16-1971 in Clinton and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, James R. and Michael, both at home; and his parents, Gibson City. Mr. McMurry was a 1962 graduate of Gibson Community High School. He was a life-time area resident. An Army veteran, Mr. McMurry was employed by Cargill, Inc. in Gibson City since its opening in October 1968. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

WARNER S. McMURRY Warner S. McMurry, 79, of Gibson City, died at 8:16 a.m. yesterday 1-11-1993 at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. His funeral 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. He was born 2-27-1913 at Foosland, the son of Joseph P. and Myrtie Arens McMurry. He married Delores Steigman 6-27-1936 at Roberts. She died 10-16-1987. Survivors include one son, Stan McMurry, of Lake Zurich; one daughter, Sherri Kelting, Mundelein; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. McMurry was a resident of the Gibson City area most of his life. He owned the Gibson Tire and Battery Store for 25 years. He also was employed at M & W Gear Co, Gibson City, for 15 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City. He was a former member of the Gibson City Lion's Club, Gibson City Chamber of Commerce and the Gibson City School Board. Memorials may be made to his church or to the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

DOLORES ALMA (STIEGMAN) McMURRY The funeral of Delores/Dolores Alma McMurry, 70, of Gibson City will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Revs. Randall Perry and Carl Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 tonight at the funeral home. She died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, 10-16-1987 at her home in Gibson City. She was born 1-13-1917 in Roberts, a daughter of Otto and Anna Bleich Stiegman. She married W.S. McMurry on 6-27-1936 in Roberts and he survives. Also surviving ar a son, Stan, Lake Zurich; a daughter, Sherri Kelting, Carmel, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. McMurry was a Gibson City resident for 46 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Drummer Chapter of the OES and the Senior Women's Club. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

HENRY W. McPHERSON Henry W. McPherson, 68, of Graymont, a retired steel company employee was dead at 1:30 p.m. Sunday 9-30-1984 at home. Death was due to a gunshot wound, and a gun was found nearby, said Keith VonQualen, Livingston County coroner. No foul play is suspected. Mr. McPherson's funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy Funeral Home, Pontiac, the Rev. Timothy Glover officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mr. McPherson was born 11-1-1915 in Dunmor, KY, a son of Roy B. and Margaret Sumner McPherson. He married Maude Audas 7-8-1934 at Russellville, KY and she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Remona Fuss, Pontiac; three sisters, Sue Krumrei, Big Bend, Wis.; Marjorie Bailey, Louisville, Ky.; and Ruthie Heltsley, Dunmor, Ky.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. McPherson was retired from Interlake, Inc., Pontiac. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Pontiac. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Cancer Society.

MAUDE (AUDAS) McPHERSON The funeral of Maude (Audas) McPherson, 87, of Pontiac will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Graymont Baptist Church, the Rev. Mike Hillyer officiating. She will be cremated and inurnment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be for two hours prior to the service Thursday at the church. Duffy Funeral Home, Pontiac, has charge of arrangements. She died at 8:15 p.m. Monday 7-22-1996 at Pontiac Haven. Memorials may be made to Graymond Baptist Church. Mrs. McPherson was born 1-20-1909 in Dunmore, KY., to Isaac S. and Ethel Baugh Audas. She married Henry McPherson 7-8-1934 in Russellville, Ky. He died 9-30-1984. b. 1-20-1909 d. 7-22-1996

MILDRED ELIZABETH (McLEAN) McQUIGGIN Mildred E. McQuiggin, age 89 of Gibson City died at 2:30 p.m. Monday 8-13-2001 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Private funeral services will be held. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibs0n City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. McQuiggin was born 9-1-1911 at St. Ignace, MI a daughter of Samuel and Naomi Isabella Cornbough McLean. She married Robert Frank McQuiggin on 2-14-1938 at Bloomington. He died 4-23-1992. Survivors include two daughters, Nina Sue (John P.) Moore of Urbana and Patricia E. (Fred E.) Otton of Urbana; three granddaughters, Janet E. Guynn of Cissna Park, Malinda Jane Byrne of Philo and Nancy Sue Roberts of Urbana; two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. McQuiggin retired from Gibson Community Hospital where she worked as a transcriptionist in medical records. Prior to that she managed the Hobby Center in downtown Gibson City. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City, Mrs. McQuiggin was a recent recipient of an RSVP Award for her continued volunteer work and was a member of the Prairie Village Chorale in Rantoul. Mrs. McQuiggin belonged to the Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered as a Pink Lady. She was a member of the Gibson Community Woman's Club, Pleasant Hour Club. Home Bureau, Booster Club and the PTA. Mrs. McQuiggin was active in the Stephen Ministry at her church and served as a Sunday school teacher until she was in her 70's. Memorials can be made to her church.

ROBERT FRANK McQUIGGIN Robert Frank McQuiggin, age 82 of Gibson City, a retired farmer and nursing home employee, died at 9:53 p.m. Thursday 4-23-1992 at his home. His funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Phillip Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Honorary pallbearers were Duncan McClure, Bob McMahon, John Summers and Jack Nagle. Active pallbearers were Larry McMahon, Steve Harper, Jim Nagle, Ron Warfield, Gene Roth and Dick Coay. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. McQuiggin was born 8-11-1909 at Ishpeming, Michigan, a son of John and Elizabeth Jane Gilmore McQuiggin. He married Mildred Elizabeth McLean on 2-14-1938 in Bloomington and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Nina Sue Moore of Champaign and Patricia Otten of Urbana; three granddaughters and one great-grandson. Seven brothers preceded him in death. Mr. McQuiggin moved to the Gibson City area in 1936 and farmed west of Gibson City for the next 37 years. After retiring from farming, he was employed by Gibson Manor, Gibson City, for the next seven years. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.

IRENE (ARNOLD) MEDLER Irene Medler, age 82 of Gibson City, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday 8-28-2001 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. August 30 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummr Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. August 29 at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Hill, Robert Bell, Leonard Davis and Robert Hollis. Active pallbearers included Harold Medler, Jr., Scott Reynolds, Brad Medler, Brian Huckstep, Jason Hobbs and Mark Doran. Mrs. Medler was born 5-16-1919 at Mershons, KY a daughter of George Sam and Mary Etta Peters Arnold. She married Guy K. Medler on 6-8-1940 at Kahoka, MO. He died 7-24-1979. Survivors include three sons, Harold (Jalene) Medler of Gibson City, Kenneth (Karen) Medler of Rantoul and Sam Medler of Rantoul; one daughter, Patsy Reynolds of Piper City; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Mrs. Medler was associated with the First Christian Church in Gibson City. She was a resident of Gibson City since 1945. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City.

GUY K, MEDLER Guy K. Medler, 62, Gibson City died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday 7-24-1979 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese, of an apparent heart attack. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Paris, Vernon Hill, Gene Everett, Al Koon, George Kuntz and Charles Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Hank May, Darrell Chase, Louis Fullenkamp, Virgil Brown and Joe Head. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Medler ws born 8-18-1916 at Fairfield, a son of Brose and Mable Coulson Medler. He married Irene Arnold on 6-8-1940 at Kohaka, Mo. and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Patsy Reynolds, Piper City; three sons, Harold, Gibson City; and Kenneth and Sam, both of Rantoul; his father, Fairfield; two brothers, Donald, Shawnee, Okla.; and Richard, Assumption; three sisters, Geraldine Clotfelter, West Salem; Madeline Worley, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Doris Beasley, Odessa, TX.; and seven grandchildren. His mother and one sister preceded him in death. A resident of Gibson City the last 33 years, Mr. Medler was a retired employee of the Ford County Highway Dept. Before that, he farmed near Downs, LeRoy and Heyworth. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Heart Association.


MARILYN M. (PETERSON) METZ Marilyn M. Metz, age 52, a resident of Gibson City and an elementary school teacher, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday 3-17-1991 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Pallbearers were Dike Eddleman, Dick Moody, Terry Eckhardt, Jim McCarthy, Gene Everett and Larry Fawver. She was born 8-21-1938 in Princeton, a daughter of Herman and Pearl Swanson Peterson. She married Ronald L. Metz on 6-25-1960 in Princeton and he survivves. Also surviving are two sons, Daniel Lee of Mt. Prospect and William B. of St. Petersburg, Fl.; one daughter, Tamara Metz of Mt. Prospect and one brother, Jerome of Lynwood. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City and was a graduate of Illinois State University. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, her church or the Gibson Community Hospital Annex.

RAEANN MARIE MEYER RaeAnn Marie Meyer, 37, of Champaign, formerly of Gibson City, died at 6:37 p.m. Friday 11-15-1996 after she was hit by a car on Springfield Avenue near her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Gary Grogan officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 3 - 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a vigil service at 6 p.m. Miss Meyer was born 2-22-1959 at Gibson City, a daughter of James and Anita Magana Meyer. She is survived by her parents, of Gibson City; two daughters, Nina Meyer and Angel Meyer, both of Danville; one brother, James Meyer of Tustin Ranch, Calif.; and one sister, Elise Marren of Chicago. Miss Meyer received her associate's degree from Parkland College. She was a member of the Urbana Assembly of God. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, the Cerebral Palsy Association or an organization of the donor's choice.

LUCILLE (EKBOM) MILDNER Lucille E. Mildner, 83, of Paxton died at 4:15 p.m. Friday 1-10-1992 at the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ford - Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Emil Blobaum officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mrs. Mildner was born 10-28-1908 in Dix Twp, a daughter of Ed and Sena Gregerson Ekbom. She married Everett F. Mildner on 6-19-1948 at Chicago. He died 8-16-1984. Survivors include three cousins, Richard L. Gergerson and Francis Farmer, both of Gibson City, and Kathryn Miller of Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. Mrs. Mildner spent her early years in rural Elliott and Paxton. She graduated from Paxton Community High School. She and her husband lived in Chicago for many years. Mrs. Mildner moved back to Paxton in July 1985. At one time, Mrs. Mildner had been employed by Central Illinois Public Service Co. of Paxton and the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. She was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago. Memorial contrubtions may be made to the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton, where Mrs. Mildner had been a resident since 10-28-1988.

WILLIAM J. MILLER William J. Miller, a resident of Gibson City for a quarter of a century, died on Sunday, 5-31-1936 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Gilbert, in Colfax, Il. where he had been staying for several months. His age was 62 years. Funeral services were held in Lamb's Chapel in Gibson City Tuesday in charge of Rev. Clifford Stabler. Burial in Gibson City Cemetery. William J. Miller, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller was born near Mound Jackson, VA. in 1874. In 1901 he was united in marriage to Miss Sadie Pence, who preceded him in death in 1925. To this union were born the following children: Tom Miller of Aurora, Colo.; John Miller of Idaho; Edward Miller of Peoria, Il.; Effie Miller and Margaret Miller of Bloomington, Il.; Fred Miller and Bob Miller of Normal, Il.; Mrs. George Gilbert, Colfax, Il.; Harold Miller and Frank Miller of Gibson City. Four children deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved from Virginia to Gibson City in 1910. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and Moose Lodge. Gibson Courier - 6-4-1936


SADIE (PENCE) MILLER Mrs. William J. Miller died at her home on Tuesday 11-10-1925 after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock last Thursday morning November 12 at the Christian Church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Herbert G. Hurell. Mrs. Sadie Pence Miller was born 4-17-1884, her age at death being 41 yrs 6 mo 24 da. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in her girlhood. She was married to William J. Miller, March 1901, and the couple had lived a number of years in Gibson City. 14 children were born to them, of whom 10 survive. The youngest being born 10 days before the death of the mother. Gibson City Courier - 11-17-1925


JOHN MILLER John Miller, age 75 of Gibson City died at 10:28 p.m. Friday 4-23-1993 at BroMenn Lifecare Center in Bloomington. His funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Scott Miller, Jim Miller, David Miller, Darrell Nunamaker, Mike Mathias, Ken Stolz and John Lamb. He ws born 4-3-1918 in Gibson City a son of William J. and Sadie Pence Miller. Survivors include three brothers, Robert Miller of Normal; Donald Crone of Peoria; and Harold Miller of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters. Mr. Miller was a life-long resident of Gibson City. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corpos. He worked for Miller's Standard Service Station for 30 years and at the Delco Service Station retiring in 1983. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ALICE ILEENE (HUXTABLE) MILLER Alice Ileene Miller, age 82 of Gibson City died at 3:45 p.m. Friday 10-7-1994 in Covenant Medical Center in Champaign. Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox and the Reverend Wally Krech officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Darrell Nunamaker, Kenny Stoltz, Mike Stoltz, Jerry Lynch, Jim Miller and Kim Miller. She was born 12-25-1911 in Gibson City a daughter of Rollie R. and Hettie Speers Huxtable. She married Frank Miller on 4-30-1932 in Paxton. He died 10-13-1962. Surviving are a grandson whom she raised, Scott Miller of Thorntown, Indiana; two granddaughters whom she raised, Jodi Miller of Rochester, Indiana and Shannon Miller of Cadiz, KY; three great-granddaughters, two sisters, Lillian Fellers of Geneva, Indiana; and Doretta Johnson of Gibson City; and two brothers, Delmar Huxtable of Gibson City and Montel Huxtable of Decatur. A son preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller was a lifelong Gibson City resident. She was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Community Hospital.

RUTH M. (HARRIS) MILLER Ruth M. Miller, 87, of Paxton who with her husband was superintendent of the Ford County Nursing Home for 13 years, died there at 9:20 a.m. yesterday 8-20-1985. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Brown - Miller Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Paul Walles officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Miller was born 1-26-1898 at Carthage, a daughter of Riley and Florence Loundry Harris. She married Charles E. Miller on 12-16-1914 at Keokuk, Iowa. He died 8-1-1965. Survivors include four sons, Charles and Louis, both of Gibson City; Leo of Champaign; and Owen of Paxton; three daughters, Josephine Storm, Decatur; Ann Clark, Champaign; and Helen Anderson, Paxton; a brother, Lester Harris, Peoria; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller, who formerly lived in Elliott and Bloomington, was a member of the Elliott United Methodist Church and was church pianist for many years. She also was one of the original members of the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MATTIE (GRAHAM) MILLER The funeral of Mattie Miller, 81, of Gibson City will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Miller died at 1 p.m. Thursday 9-8-1988 at her brother's home in Gibson City. She was born 6-13-1907 at Dumas, Miss., a daughter of George and Ida Bailey Graham. She married Van Miller at Corinth, Miss. He died in October 1967. Survivors include a brother, Isiah Graham, Gibson City. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Mrs. Miller, a resident of Gibson City for 21 years, was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Champaign. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

GERTRUDE CECILIA (JORDAN) MILLER Gertrude Cecilia Miller, age 90 of Chicago died at 7:30 a.m. Monday 12-17-2001 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City with the Reverends Kathleen Reichmann and David Jones officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. December 21 at the church. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibson City was in charge of the local arrangements. Mrs. Miller was born 8-7-1911 at Chicago a daughter of Harry H. and Olive Belle Jordan. She married Ralph Lewis Miller and he preceded her in death on 5-1-1970.

MELISSA LUE ORA (GREEN) MILLS Melissa Lue Ora Mills, 95, a resident of the Ford County Nursing Home at Paxton, formerly of Gibson City, died at 12:25 a.m. yesterday 9-14-1985 at the nursing home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with Dr. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. She was born on 7-17-1890 at McLeansboro, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Green. She married Ralph R. Mills on 1-12-1912 at Cropsey. He died 4-28-1954. Survivors include one son, Walter Mills, Gibson City; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by one son, one brother and three grandchildren. She was a resident of Gibson City for 45 years and a member of the United Methodist Church there. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

WALTER MILLS Walter Mills, age 80 of Gibson City died at 11:02 a.m. Monday 5-8-1989 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be conducted Wednesday (today) at 1:30 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. Clarence A. Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Floyde Walker, Howard Peters, Randy Ferguson, John A. Burns, Ernest Brown and Thomas Rhodes. He was born 11-25-1908 in McLeansboro, a son of Ralph and Melissa Green Mills. He married Lela M. Hardy 7-9-1927 in Bloomington and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Richard of Portland, Oregon, and Kenneth of Gibson City; two daughters, Janice Yokley, Decatur, and June Bishop of Roberts; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, two daughters and a brother preceded him in death. Mr. Mills had lived in the Gibson City area most of his life. He was employed with Kentland Dairy of Gibson City for many years. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

HARRY M. MINER In early 1900's he ran an implement business in Gibson City. Later was in various business enterprises in North Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois. b. 7-18-1870, Burr Oaks Grove, near Sibley, Ford County, Il. parents: John M. and Julia Miner d. 9-18-1912 at Warren, Minn.

ROCHELLE JANE "JEAN" (DAVIS) HUNLEY, MINER Rochelle Jane "Jean" Miner, age 61 of Gibson City died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday 5-22-1999 at her home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation ws from 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Miner ws born 9-6-1937 at Hazelhurst, Miss. a daughter of Elson H. and Florence Davis. She married Brady Hunley, Jr. She later married Percy Miner, Jr. on 10-27-1985 at Gibson City. He died 2-6-1989. Survivors are one son, Robert Miner of Los Angeles, CA; four daughters, Sandra Connley of Champaign; Vera Caston and Bernice Miner, both of Gibson City and Cynthia Chatman of Memphis, TN; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Willie Davis of Champaign, Sam Jones of Los Angeles, CA, Mac Arthur Davis of Gibson City, Charles Davis of Champaign and Alexander Davis of Chicago; and four sisters, Alma Day of Gibson City, Molly Davis of Chicago, Ora Nell Stewart and Betty Kent, both of Champaign. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter, one brother, two sisters and one grandson. Mrs. Miner was a resident of Gibson City for 45 years and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the family or to Gibson Area Hospice.

BARBARA J. MINER The funeral of Barbara J. Miner, age 36 of Gibson City was at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was for one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Steve Tomlinson, Thomas Webb, Christopher Thompson, Earl Taylor, Roy Connley and James Harden. Miss Miner died at 2 p.m. Tuesday 6-6-1995 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born 8-21-1958 in Gibson City, a daughter of Percy and Rochelle J. Davis Miner, Jr. Surviving are her mother of Gibson City; one brother, Robert Miner of Los Angeles; and six sisters, Bernice Miner and Vera Caston, both of Gibson City; Cynthia Champman of Memphis, TN; Sandra Fondia of Champaign; Loretta Gibson of Los Angeles; and Shirley Davis of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother. Miss Miner was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

BROOKE MARIE MARTIN Brooke Marie Martin, 22, Gibson City, died at 6:40 p.m. Friday 5-2-2003 in Normal. No foul play is suspected, according to the McLean County Coroner's Office. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Joseph Mundakal officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Ms. Martin was born 11-3-1980 in Urbana, a daughter of John and Linda Anderson Martin. They survive. Also surviving are her fiancee, Adam Nestel of Normal; her maternal grandmother, Adele Anderson of Forrest; and her paternal grandfather, Stanley D. Martin of Hurley, Wis. Her maternal grandfather and her paternal grandmother preceded her in death. Ms. Martin lived in Gibson City all of her life. She graduated from Gibson City - Melvin - Sibley High School in 1998 and had planned to graduate from Illinois State University on Saturday with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a minor in insurance. She was a member of Gamma Iota Sigma Insurance fraternity. She was an active member of and youth liaison at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City. She enjoyed dancing on her school's dance team. Memorials may be made to the Gibson City - Melvin - Sibley dance team or to her church.


JOHN A. MILLER John A. Miller, 92, Ashkum born: 4-12-1911 in Douglas Twp parents: John F. and Anna E. Horwell Miller wed: Hilda Reinagle 5-19-1933 in Watseka. She died 10-14-1996 died: 5-1-2003 at Watseka Health Care Center services: St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Watseka burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Martinton

KENNETH MINEER Kenneth W. "Unk" Mineer, 79, of Lake Geneva, a former Paxton resident, died at 1 p.m. Sunday 3-9-2003 at Lakeland Medical Center. He had been in failing health for several years. His body was cremated and there were no services. Mr. Mineer was born 4-14-1924 at Paxton, a son of Ernest and Amanda Lind Mineer. He is survived by one brother, George Mineer of Paxton; a sister-in law, Shirley Mineer of Paxton; one nephew, Steve Mineer of Lincoln University, Pa.; one niece, Ginger Mineer of Paxton; and several other relatives. He was preceded in death by one brother, Stanley Mineer. Mr. Mineer graduated from Paxton High School and was a fighter pilot in WWII. He retired as a pilot for United Airlines.

ELDEN F. MILLER Elden F. Miller, 83, of Gibson City, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday 4-26-2003 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. His graveside service was Tuesday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Joseph Mundakal officiating. Military rites were by the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568, Gibson City. Mr. Miller was born 7-13-1919 in Waterloo, Ind., the son of Frederick and Katherine Karst Miller. He married Alice Wright Jesse on 10-23-1976 in Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Michael (Lois) Miller of Indiana; and Kevin (Connie) Miller of Oklahoma; one daughter, Kerin Balyear of Indiana; one stepson, Fred Jesse, Bloomington; one step-daughter, Carolyn (Richard) Moxley, Gibson City; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Miller of Indiana; and three sisters, Mary Ferris and Josephine Riddle, both of Florida; and Phyllis Martman of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. Mr. Miller was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568 in Gibson City and the Brotherton Keller VFW Post. He was the service manager for Ryder Rental Trucking in Gibson City for many years, retiring in 1982. He had been a resident of Gibson City since 1958. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

DONALD EDWARD MAY The funeral of Donald Edward May, 74, of Gibson City was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sangamon Valley Christian Center, Mahomet, the Rev. Shaun Rapp and the Rev. Brent Roberson officiating. Burial was in the Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Calvert Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, and an hour before the funeral at the center. He died at 8:15 a.m. Friday 5-9-2003 at home. Mr. May was born on 7-27-1928 in Mansfield, the son of Garfield and Thelma Warren May. He married Evelyn Wright on 7-4-1948 in Lotus. She survives. Other survivors include six sons, Michael E. May, Quincy; Kenneth L. (Lola) May, Gibson City; Darrell G. (Dorthea) May, Georgetown, Texas; Duane K. (Debbie) May, Fisher; Randy J. (Sheila) May, Mahomet; and Kevin D. (Julie) May, Monticello; one daughter Darlene S. May, Tilton; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers, William (Irene) May, Bellflower; Robert (Rita) May, St. Joseph; Jim (Carlene) May, Dewey; and Terry (Peggy) May, Farmer City; five sisters, Vivian (Clark) Roemer, Lexington; Lucele Quick, Rantoul; Jean (Benny) Ulmonen, Spokane, Wash.; Iva Coppenbarger, Normal; and Ramona (Eugene) Adams, Rantoul. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. He was a civil service worker at Chanute Air Force Base and retired in 1981. paxton record 5-14-2003