Obituaries - Ca-Cl
CABBAGE, DENZIL G.
Denzil G. Cabbage, age 63 of Thawville, died 10-27-1996 at Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga with the Reverends Donna Catlin and Richard Swain officiating; burial will be in Ridgeland Twp Cemetery in Thawville. Mr. Cabbage was born 3-4-1933 in Beech Creek, KY, a son of Paul A. and Gertrude E. Whitson Cabbage. He married Martha L. Mohr on 8-10-1952 in Gibson City.
Born: 2-2-1912 in Douglas County
Parents: Charles and Josephine Ernst Cambridge
Married: Wilma Jean Farney, 8-2-1981 in Strawn; she died 1-11-1998
Children: Robert Cambridge of Gilman
Marcia (Ken) Delp of Mission Viejo, Ca
Pat (Ray) Umbaugh of Boulder, Co.
Siblings: Wilma Rediger of Washington, Il.
one brother, three sisters, deceased.
He worked his adult life in the grocery business beginning with Joe
Carrington in Paxton at the Royal Blue store and later with Bert Olson in
Onarga at the IGA store.
CAMERON, HAROLD E.
Parents: Simon Henry & Ellen A. Tobin Cameron
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery
Notes: WWII California CPL. 448 Air SVC GP Air Force
CAMERON, JOSEPH O.
Parents: John S. and Clara L. Cameron
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery
Notes: WWII Il. Pvt. Field Artillar Btry D. 51 F A Tng BN
CAMERON, KATHRYN T.
The funeral Mass for Kathryn T. Cameron, 86, of Leesburg, Fla, formerly of Gibson City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City. The Rev. William Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mrs. Cameron died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday 6-4-1992 at Lake Port Square Nursing Home, Leesburg. She was born 4-5-1906 at Gibson City, a daughter of Edwin and Flora Shaw FitzHenry. She married S. Edmond Cameron 2-9-1929 at Bloomington. He died 3-27-1972. Surviving are one son, Ed, Leesburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Edwin FitzHenry Jr., Dunnellon, Fla; Jay FitzHenry, Saybrook; and Jack FitzHenry, Washington DC. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.
CAMERON, MARGARET T.
The funeral of Margaret T. Cameron, 64, of Gibson City, who died Tuesday 11-6-1984, was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Pallbearers were Leonard Cross, Richard Hudson, Jean Swanson, Harold Bond, Darrell Halcomb and Jerry Lynch. Mrs. Cameron was born 6-19-1920 in Gibson City, a daughter of Edward W. and Margaret E. Kile Donner. She married Floyd Cameron 9-16-1939 at St. Charles, Mo. He died 5-3-1983. Survivors include three brothers, Ivan C. and Earl Donner, both of Gibson City, and Oren Donner of Decatur; and four sisters, Daisy Brownlee, Frances McMahon, Verna Farris and Velma Taylor all of Gibson City. Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Cameron, a lifelong resident of Gibson City had retired from Central Soya, where she had worked in the food processing unit. She was a member of Central Soya's Quarter Century Club. She also was a member of First Christian Church of Gibson City and Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
CAMPBELL, KENNETH E.
Married: #1 11-3-1966 Ruby Soblinskia
Children: #1 Robert; Betty m. Evans; Judy m. Buchanan; Janet m. Smock;
Jeanne m. Taylor
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery
Notes: WWII Pvt. Army
CAMPBELL, RUBY J. (SOBLINSKIA)
Ruby J. Campbell, 70, of Gibson City, formerly of Mansfield, died at 10:30 a.m. yesterday 6-28-1991 at her home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence A. Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born 5-11-1921 at Chicago, a daughter of Peter and Evelyn Zalewski Soblinskia. She married Kenneth E. Campbell on 11-3-1966 at Paxton. He died 12-9-1987. Survivors include one stepson, Robert Campbell, Saybrook four stepdaughters, Betty Evans, Gibson City; Judy Buchanan, Dayton, Tenn.; Janet Smock, Arrowsmith; and Jeanne Taylor, Saybrook; 16 stepgrandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cambell had lived in Gibson City for three years. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
CANADY, GUY C.
Gibson City Courier - January 26, 1950 Guy C. Canady, 49, passed away suddenly at his home in Guthrie at 2 a.m. Wednesday 1-25-1950 from a heart attack. He had apparently been in good health. He was born 10-24-1900 in McLean County and lived near LeRoy, Il. He married Thelma Denny, 9-11-1928 at Paxton. They moved to the Gibson City area about 26 years ago. Survived by his wife; one son, Richard, 14; and a daughter, Irene, 6; his parents, Pete and Eva Wilson Canady of LeRoy; a brother, Loyal Canady of LeRoy; a sister, Mrs. Ernest Bleavens of Kankakee. Services held Saturday, January 28 at 2:30 p;.m. at the United Bretheran Church with Rev. O.L. Salzman officiating, assisted by Rev. R.M. Luedde. Burial was in Gibson City Cemetery.
CANAVAN, ERNEST MERLE
Funeral services for Ernest Merle Canavan, who died 11-25-2003 were Saturday afternoon at Full Gospel Christian Fellowship, Paxton, the Rev. Terry Cooper officiating. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda.
CARD, JOSEPH E.
Born: b. 1-26-1890
Married: Ethel D.
Notes: WWI Il. Pvt. Co. L. 139th Inf.
CARLSON, REUBEN H.
Parents: Carl and Hannah Hofstrom Carlson
Married: 11-25-1937 to Margaret Steinbach
Children: Carla m. Terry Moxley - div.; John; Susan Verdeyen Mesker
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery
Notes: WWII Major Army Air Force
CARPENTER, KENNETH M.
Kenneth M. Carpenter, 82, Paxton, died at 12:55 p.m. Thursday 3-27-2003 at Champaign Manor Care Nursing Home, Champaign. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Donna Hacker Smith officiating. Burial was in Glen Cemetery, Paxton, with military rites. Mr. Carpenter was born 12-23-1920 at Fedora, SD, a son of George W. and Mary Agnes Fiedler Carpenter. He married Dorothy V. Bailey 3-1-1947 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She died 5-30-1994. Surviving are two sons, George W. (Kathy) Carpenter of Cedar Rapids, Dennis D. (Pam) Carpenter of Urbana; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Helen Rogers of Sioux Falls, SD, Hazel Biegger of Des Moines, Irene Berger of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Marjorie Wiese of Fedora, SD; and one brother, Douglas Carpenter of Watertown, SD. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Paxton American Legion Post, past president of the Paxton Lions Club, was active in the Paxton Booster Club and was a member of the committee instrumental in building the Paxton swimming pool. Organist was Linda Kellerhals. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Carpenter, Angela Carpenter, Dan Carpenter and Michael Carpenter. Pallbearers were Eldon Anderson, Gene Hancock, Don Gronemeyer, Floyd Woolridge, Tom Plackett and Don Bleich. Paxton Record 4-2-2003
CARROLL, FRED E. "PAT"
Fred E. "Pat" Carroll, 75, of Gibson City, died at 8:09 a.m. yesterday 6-30-1986 at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Thomas Condron officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home and one hour before the service Wednesday. He ws born 6-27-1911 in Ford County, a son of Fred E. and Edna McLain Carroll. He married Fern M. Ricks on 6-17-1951 at Gibson City. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Larry Ricks, Gibson City; one brother, Raymond of Harrisburg; two sisters, Mae Johnston of Sibley; and Marjorie Hutson of Orland Park; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother and one sister. Mr. Carroll was a lifelong Gibson City area resident. He was employed in the signal department of Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
CARSON, DAMIE A. EDWARDS
Damie A. Carson, 89, a resident of Gibson City for 33 years, died Friday 11-2-1984 at her home. Her funeral was Monday at the First Baptist Church of Gibson City, the Rev. David Hallatt officiating; burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Pallbearers were Kenneth Spurling, Brian Spurling, Larry Brooks, Douglas Brooks, Michael Brooks, and Robert Flageole. Mrs. Carson was born 10-19-1895 at Liberty, KY, a daughter of Ben and Ruth King Edwards. She married Clarence Carson 12-23-1915 in Casey County, KY; he died 10-17-1977. Surviving are three daughters, Permelia Spurling of Monticello, Geneva Thomas of Longview, TX and Pauline Brooks of Gibson City; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Three brothers, two sisters, and a granddaughter preceded her in death.
CARSON, LUELLA MAE
Luella Mae Carson, age 73 of Eau Claire, Wi, formerly of Gibson City, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday 6-21-1997 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday June 25 at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday June 24 at the funeral home. Mrs. Carson was born 7-9-1923 at Gibson City, a daughter of Frank and Phoebe Ann Downey Rasor. She married Raymond Duane Foster on 12-31-1941. He died 1-1-1947. She married John H. Carson on 9-15-1951 at Dwight. Survivors include her husband, John H. Carson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; three sons, Franklin J. Foster of Danville; John David Carson of Dana Point, Calif.; and Douglas Alan Carson of Champaign; one daughter, DuAnne Foster Edwards of Sun Prairie, Wisc.; seven grandchildren and one sister, Mildred Smith of Rankin. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her first husband. Mrs. Carson was born in Gibson City and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1981. She moved to Eau Claire, Wisonsin in 1985. A 1941 graduate of Drummer Twp High School, she was employed by the Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul for many years in the 1950's and was employed at the Northern Illinois Gas in Paxton from 1961 until her retirement in 1974. Mrs. Carson was a member of the First Christian Church and the Business and Professional Women (BPW) in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
CARSON, PAUL, SR.
Paul Carson, Ford dealer in Gibson City for more than 50 years, until he sold to Ken Rost in July, died at his home Sunday, 10-20-1968 at the age of 77. Mr. Carson became a Ford dealer in Paxton in 1917, and moved to Gibson City in 1919. Carson Motor Co. was one of Gibson City's oldest firm names at the time Mr. Carson sold the business. The owner had met Henry Ford several times, and was one of the older Ford dealers in years in the nation. In October 1966 the Ford Motor Co. honored Mr. Carson upon his completion of 50 years as a dealer. Up to then, the company had honored only 8 or 10 Ford dealers for that length of service. He had actually been selling Fords 53 years, having started in 1915. He also sold Overland cars for a time. For a period he operated both the Paxton and Gibson City Ford agencies. Ford Company gave him a choice of selling either Overland or Ford, and Mr. Carson chose Ford. In July 1918 he entered the army during WWI. Mr. Carson was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. He was a member of the Gibson Community Hopsital board for a number of years, and participated in many civic activities. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, with Dr. Chester E. Chandler of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Gibson City Cemetery. He was born 7-22-1891 at Perdueville, a son of David and Annie White Carson. He was married to Helen Coffey 8-28-1928 in Chicago. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Paul Jr., Macomb; and daughters, Mrs. Catherine Jane Sherrard, Aledo; and Mrs. Betty Ann Kleindienst, St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, John G., Whitehouse Beach, Fla.,; and Richard, Indianapolis, Ind.; and a sister, Mrs. Clarence Barnes, Denver, Colo. Two sisters and brother preceded him in death. Pallbearers were Wayne O'Neal, A.H. Gerber, Lyle Pfoff, Thomas McCall, Philip Walker and Richard Shields.
Charles P. "Pop" Carter, age 79 a resident of the Royal Fontana Nursing Home, Urbana and formerly of Gibson City, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, 10-30-1989 at Covenant Medical Center, Champaign. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2 at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Dick Cates officiating. Burial will be in the Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Carter was born 1-11-1910 at Maroa, a son of Mr. Carter and Christinia Carter. He married Flossie Allen in 1932 at Maroa. Surviving are two sons, Paul Carter of Shelton, Washington and Alan Carter of Metropolis; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and one sister. Mr. Carter was a resident of Gibson City for 40 years. Memorial tributes may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Pallbearers include Bob Goin, Robbie Goin, Ronnie Goin, Kenny Allen, Gene Allen and Gary Allen.
CARTER, EDNA MARIE
The funeral of Edna Marie Carter, 85, Gibson City, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home. The Rev. Laurence Sunkel will officiate, with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Carter died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday 7-12-1987, at her home. She was born 7-3-1902 in Elmwood, a daughter of Claude and Agnes Slayton Clark. She married Howard L. Carter on 8-28-1924 in Peoria. He died 5-20-1982. Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Williams and Barbara Williams, both of Gibson City; five brothers, Glenn Clark of Alexandria, Va.; and Norman Clark, Dewey Clark, James Clark and Lee Clark all of Elmwood; and a sister, Kathryn Mansfield of Bradenton, Fl.; and three grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Carter had been a resident of Gibson City for 46 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gibson City and the Gibson City Woman's Club.
Donald W. Carver, age 70 of Peoria died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday 7-5-1990 at the Methodist Medical Center where he had been a patient since June 23. He was born 7-8-1919 in Dunlap to Waring S. and Dorothy Trigger Carver. The Carver family lived on a farm northeast of Gibson City for many years. Mr. Carver was graduated from Drummer Twp High School in 1938. He was a commercial artist for Rolan Johnson Advertising. He later worked for Bergner's for 12 years, retiring in 1978. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Robert Campbell of Princeville and Irene Calmer of Trabuco Canyon, California and a friend, Bill G. Vaughn, with whom he made his home. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ralph. Services were held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home in Peoria with the Reverend Douglas Barranger officiating. Cremation rites were accorded. Committal services were held at Drummer Twp Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21.
CARY, FRED G.
Married: Ethel C.
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il.
Notes: WWI Il Pvt. 138th Inf. 35th Div.
Brooksy J. Case, age 77 of Melvin died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, 11-28-1000 at Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 30 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend John Koonce officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. November 29 at the funeral home. Mrs. Case was born 9-2-1923 at Todd County, Ky a daughter of Eulice E. and Laura M. Rager Cain. She married Lones Case on 2-14-1959 at Springfield, Tn. Survivors include her husband, Lones Case of Melvin; two sons, Rick (Tracy Law of Urbana and Ron (Julie) Case of Gibson City; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Cain of SC. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother. Mrs. Case has lived in the Gibson City area since 1959. She worked at the Nationwide Glove Factory in Gibson City for many years. She later worked in home care for the elderly. A member of the Gibson City Pentecostal Church, she enjoyed cooking and gardening. Memorials may be made to Gibson City Pentecostal Church.
CASE, JULIE K. SONKOWSKY
Julie K. Case, age 45 of Gibson City died Friday 4-26-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City of natural causes. Funeral services were at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend John Koonce officiating; she was cremated. Mrs. Case was born 3-9-1957 at Manotowoc, WI a daughter of Herbert C. and Lillian A. Daughenlaugh Sonkowsky. She married Ron Case on 3-9-2000 at Iron Mountain, Michigan; he survives.
CASE, WILLIAM E.
Parents: Howard & Louella Brading Case
Married: 10-16-1943 to Delores I. Helmick
Children: Stephen; Bill
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery
Notes: WWII Sgt. 544th Base Sqd. AF
CASTON, CHARLES HENRY III
Charles Henry Caston, III, age 23 of Gibson City died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday 6-30-1996 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana from injuries suffered in an accident late Saturday night. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6 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 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Caston was born 10-6-1972 at Urbana, a son of Charles Henry Caston, Jr. and Vera L. Hunley Caston. He never married. Survivors include one son, Freduanne Caston Kinney of Louisiana; one daughter, Tatiana McCarty of Villa Grove; his father, Charles Henry Caston Jr. of Rantoul; his mother Vera L. Caston of Gibson City; one brother, Logan Caston of Gibson City; one sister Angela Caston of Rantoul; his paternal grandfather, Charles Henry Caston Sr. of Champaign; his maternal grandfather, Brady Hunley Jr. of Los Angeles Calif.; his maternal grandmother, Rochelle Miner of Gibson City; his stepfather, Bruce Neal of Gibson City and a half-sister, April McGee Caston. Mr. Caston lived in Gibson City for two years, moving here from Champaign. Memorials may be made to his children.
CATER, BESSIE (SMITH)
Bessie Cater, age 83 of Gibson City died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, 11-23-1994 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Bradley French, Gary Cater, Monty Cater, and Mike Cater. Pallbearers included Vernon Roesch, Duncan Limer, Mike Limer, Mike Cater, Dale Riblet and Frank Page. Mrs. Cater was born 3-17-1911 at Odell a daughter of Preston and Fannie C. Putnam Smith. She married Roy W. Cater on 7-14-1928 at Paxton. He died 11-15-1986. Survivors include two daughters, Ailene Underwood of Gibson City and Jo Ann French of Clearwater, Florida; one sister, Grace Shorb of Little Rock, Ark; one brother, George Smith of Council Bluffs, Iowa; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. One brother, one infant brother, one sister, two infant sisters and two stepsons preceded her in death. Mrs. Cater worked as a cook at Gibson City Schools for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City; the Friendship Sunday School Class and Garber Friendship club. Memorials may be made to her church.
CATER, ROY W.
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Ford County, IL
Notes: officiating: Dr. Randall Perry; pallbearers: Monty Cater, Mike Cater,
Gary Cater, Stephen Youck, Dennis Pride, Brad French
Roy W. Cater, 81, of Gibson City, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday at his home. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Gibson City with the Dr. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 today at Lamb Funeral Home. Mr. Cater was born 7-14-1905, near Sibley, a son of George and Anna Freese Cater. He married Bessie Smith on 7-14-1928 in Paxton. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Ailene Underwood of Gibson City; and Jo Ann French of Clearwater, Fl.; one son, Carl of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Sarah Baldwin of Macon. He was preceded in death by one son, one sister and one brother. Mr. Cater had been a resident of the Gibson City area most of his life. He drove a school bus for 25 years in Gibson City. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City.
Lucy Celeschi, 93, a resident of the Knights Templar Home, Paxton, and formerly of Gibson City, died at 10:05 a.m. yesterday 12-31-1988 at the Paxton home. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Philip DeDera and the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the rosary recited at 8 p.m. She was born 11-2-1895 at Lamilo, Italy, a daughter of Angilo and Mary Gentile. She married Paul Celeschi 2-23-1920 at Lamilo. He died 6-29-1960. Survivors include four sons, Deno Celeschi, Coschocton, Ohip; Aldo Celeschi, Melvin; Emil Celeschi, New Lisbon, Wis.; and Domenico Celeschi of Italy; four daughters, Eva Acree and Fay O'Neal, both of Gibson City; Mary Stotley, Loda; and Anita During, Ludlow; 24 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, two sisters and two brothers. She came to the United States in February of 1927 and lived in Guthrie and Gibson City. For the past 12 years, she lived with her daughter, Anita. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorial may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Born: 6-10-1891 Italy
Married: Lucy Gentile 2-23-1920 @ Lamilo, Italy
Children: Domenico; Emil; Aldo; Deno; Eva m. Luster Acree; Faye m. Larry
Oneal; Mary m. Stoltey; Anita m. During; son
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il
Notes: WWI l. Pfc. 32nd Eng.
Elvin "Bill" Chadd, age 71 of Melvin died at 10:50 a.m. Friday, 2-3-1995 at his residence. His funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Ruth Hansen officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 4 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Netheron, Glenn Clauss, Dave Donovan and Greg Pool. Active pallbearers included Quint Schumacher, Stewart Edgar, Tom Lutz, Brian Hasenauer, Bob Durbin, and Gary Smock. Mr. Chadd was born 3-5-1923 in rural Pontiac the son of Ernest and Vallie Eaker Chadd. He married Irene Garmon on 1-3-1942 in Troy, Mo. and she survives. Other survivors include two sisters, Virginia McGregor of Mason, Ohio; and Veda Swaynhams of Greenville, SC; and four brothers, LeRoy Chadd and Harold Chadd, both of Indianapolis, Ind and twin brothers Ronald Chadd of Lutesville, Mo and Donald Chadd of Indianapolis, Indiana. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Chadd lived most of his life in Melvin, and was formerly of St. Anne. He was a farmer for many years retiring from that occupation in 1985. He was a member of Eagles Lodge 527, Bloomington, and was a trustee of the Bald Head Eagles. He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and citizens band radios. Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice of Gibson City or to the American Cancer Society.
CHASE, DARRELL H.
Born: 7-13-1925 New Albany, Ind.
Parents: Harvey & Glenna Ott Chase
Married: 1-18-1945 San Francisco, CA to Josephine
Children: Darrell; Kim
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery
Notes: WWII Coxswain T. US Navy
Darrell H. Chase, 55, rural Gibson City, a retired auto salesman, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, 11-13-1980, at his home, His funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Denis White officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Everett Friese, Bill Fauts, Guy Bane, Arthur Fisher, Adolph May and Jim Lindelof. Mr. Chase was born 7-13-1925 at New Albany, Indiana, a son of Harvey and Glenna Ott Chase. He married Josephine Mouser 1-18-1945 at San Francisco. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Darrell J. and Kim E., both of Gibson City; his mother Gibson City; and three grandchildren. His father preceded him in death. Mr. Chase was an auto salesman for Jones Motor Sales for 20 years until his retirement in 1978. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Heart Association.
CHASE, FRANK R.
Frank R. Chase, age 87 of Richmond, Ky, formerly of Gibson City died Sunday, 6-23-2002 at Pattie A. Clay Regional Center in Richmond, Ky. Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City with the Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibson City is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Chase was born 6-9-1915 at Chicago, a son of Frank M. and Ethel Chase. He married Anne M. Chase. Survivors include his wife, Anne M. Chase of Richmond, Ky; several nieces and nephews including Margaret Stine of Madison, WI, Jean (William) Wissmiller of Grinnel, IA and Eulalie (Ronny) Sharon of Houston Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Chase was a graduate of the University of Illnois and the Columbia University. Before moving to Richmond, Ky, he was a reference librarian at Bradley University in Peoria and later was a member of the Science Library Staff at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. In 1965, Mr. Chase became a member of the faculty at Eastern Ky University as reference librarian and later a law librarian. He retired from Eastern in the summer of 1980.
CHASE, GLENNA M.
Glenna M. Chase, age 91 of Gibson City died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday 9-25-1994 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick Cox officiating. Burial was at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Harold Medler, Vernon Hill, Dennis Kampen, Robert Bell, Terry Bell and Delmar Bedel. She ws born 5-22-1903 in DePauw, Indiana a daughter of James B. and Josephine Ash Ott. She married Harvey N. Chase on 3-31-1925 in New Albany, Indiana. He died 10-27-1970. Survivors include two grandsons, Darrell and Kim Chase, both of Gibson City; and six great-grandchildren. A son, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Chase was a member of the Community Christian Church in Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the Ford County Heart Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Died: 10-12-1918 in service
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il
Notes: WWI lst Co. lst. TR. BN 161st D.B.
8-5-1943 - Two Gibson City farm youths, Lawrence W. Nelson, 14, and William Clements, 14, drowned in a rain-swollen dredge ditch in which they were swimming near Gibson City. Friends and relatives found the boy's clothes and horses near the ditch , which had risen 15 feet, and recovered their bodies after they had failed to return to their homes.
Mr. Clifford died at the home of a son, Thomas, from troubles of old age. He was a member of Odd Fellows and Masonic Lodges. A Civil War veteran. Survived by sons: Thomas and Joseph of Lebanon, Ind.; W.N. Clifford of Legrand, Oregon and J.O. Clifford of Lemoore, CA. Mr. Clifford was a pioneer resident of Gibson City. Mrs. Clifford passed away 2-21-1909.
Born: 1827 Fairfield Co., Ohio
Died: 2-28-1912 Lebanon, Ind.
Notes: Civil War 88th Ohio Inf.
CLIFTON, EVAUGHN M. (WARDER)
Evaughn Mae Clifton, age 70, a resident of Gibson City since the early 1940's died at 10:26 p.m. Sunday 3-27-1994 at Douglas Nightingale Nursing Home in Tuscola. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Phillip Curran officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers include Lloyd Monical, Jim Miller, Sam Sommer, Mike Steinlicht, Kenny Allen and Dale Sedberry. Mrs. Clifton was born 6-5-1923 in Livingston County, a daughter of Joseph Frank and Daisy Lovell Craig Warder. She married John E. Clifton on 12-13-1945 in St. Louis. He died 7-13-1988. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Wanda Dean of Urbana and Norma Bumbarger of Clearfield, Pa; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Clifton was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City; the Gibson City VFW Auxiliary; Gibson City American Legion Auxiliary Unit and Ladies of the Moose Lodge, Rantoul. Memorials may be made to the Covenant Medical Center Hospice Unit in Urbana or to the American Cancer Society.
CLIFTON, LETHA J.
Letha J. Clifton, age 80, a lifelong resident of Gibson City, died at 10:02 a.m. Thursday 1-10-1991 at her home. She had been under a doctor's care. Her funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Thomas Condron officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was held for one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Phil Dean, John Dean, William Dean, Fred Strubhar and Steve Baerlocher. She was born 12-14-1910 in Somerset, Ky, a daughter of James E. and Maggie L. Ashbrook Clifton. Survivors include two sisters, Bernadine Dean, Champaign and Ruth Baerlocher of Gibson City. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
CLIMPSON, EDITH F.
Edith F. Climpson, 78, a resident of the Gibson City area most of her life, died at 10:39 p.m. Thursday 7-9-1987 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Gary Fritz officiating. Burial in the Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 tonight at the funeral home, with the Order of the Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. Mrs. Climpson was born 3-29-1909 at Colfax, a daughter of Frank and Tillie Anderson Nordine. She married Guy T.R. Climpson on 10-12-1929 in Bloomington. He died 12-24-1981. Surviviors include one son, Robert G. of Gibson City; one daughter, Rae Ann Climpson of Urbana; one brother, Roy Nordine of Heyworth; two sisters, Helen Loker, Bloomington; and Dorothy Suntken of Gibson City; three grand-children; and one great grandson. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Climpson was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church and the Drummer Chapter ot the OES.
b. 10-10-1905 s/o Mr. and Mrs. Charles Climpson, West 9th Street, Gibson City d. 1912 â€“ diptheria
CLIMPSON, ROBERT G.
Robert G. Climpson, 70, of Gibson City died at 2:02 p.m. Friday 3-9-2001 at Indian Springs Golf Course, Saybrook. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Robert Hoover will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Climpson was born 7-27-1930 in Bloomington, a son of Guy Thomas Richard and Edith F. Nordine Climpson. He married Bernice Anderson on 10-4-1952 in Shreveport, La. and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas Climpson of Gibson City; two daughters, Susan Griffin of Ohio and Cathy Tull of Virginia; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Rae Ann Climpson of Urbana. Mr. Climpson was an engineering technician for the US government. He was a veteran of the Air Force and a member of Indian Springs Golf Course in Saybrook. Memorial contrubtions may be made to Living Word Christian Church, Roberts.
CLIMPSON, ROSCOE W.
Parents: Thomas & Rachel Jennings Climpson
Burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, Il
Notes: WWI Dep 2 QMC Killed in action
CLINE, JOSEPH H.
Joseph Henry Cline, 71, of near Heyworth, formerly of Gibson City, died suddenly at 7 a.m. Friday (12-11-1953) in Gibson City Community Hospital, where he had been taken earlier at 4 a.m. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with the Rev. S.A. Guthrie, pastor of the Gibson City Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Gibson City Cemetery. Born 9-16-1882, in Bracken County, Ky., he was a son of Robert S. and Tabitha Watson Cline. He married the former Sarah Frances List 4-16-1903, in Flemingsburgh, Ky. She survives. A farmer, Mr. Cline had planned to retire from his farm near Heyworth and move to Gibson City in the near future. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Clyde of Gibson City, Leo of Heyworth and Lloyd of LeRoy and five daughters, Mrs. Delmar Bane, Mrs. Leslie Zimmerman, Mrs. O.E. Meece, all of Gibson City; Mrs. Arnel Meece of Ludlow, and Lucille at home. One brother, W.A. Cline of Gibson City; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Jones of Cincinnati and Mrs. Bertha Earl of Arrowsmith; 31 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
CLINE, LEO T.
The funeral of Leo T. Cline, age 73 of Heyworth was held Tuesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Heyworth. Vernon L. Oakley officiated with burial in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington with graveside military rites accorded by Little-Embry-Rainey Post 1559 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Heyworth. Mr. Cline died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday 11-11-1989 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. He was born 7-22-1916 in Dix Twp, Ford County, the son of Joseph H. and Sarah List Cline. He married Jessamine Briggs. He later married Mildred I. Butler 6-11-1950 in Piggot, Arkansas and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ronald L. and Douglas B., both of Heyworth; four daughters, Jacqueline Lang, Seabrook, Texas; Peg Cline, Debra L. Coakley and Beth D. Miller, all of Heyworth; four sisters, Ethel Zimmerman, Gibson City, Freeda Meece; Ludlow, Lucille Fernald; Rochester, New Hampshire; and Vera Meece Rochelle; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
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