Obituaries - O
WAYNE A. (BUD) O'NEAL
Ventura Calif. - Wayne A. (Bud) O'Neal, formerly of Gibson City died 12-31-1986.
FREDA A. OYER
Gibson City - Freda A. Oyer, 91, of Gibson City died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday 6-16-2001 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibso City.
Walter R. Oyer, 84 of Gibson City, formerly of rural Fisher, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday 8-1-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.
CORDIE RAYMOND OGG, JR.
CORDIE RAYMOND OGG KILLED IN CAR WRECK
Cordie Raymond Ogg, son of Cordie and Alice Onken Ogg of Gibson City, Il. was born 5-27-1922 and passed away on 2-25-1950 at the age of 27 years, eight months and 28 days. He was an only child, and is survived by his parents, by numerous relatives and wide circle of friends. He will be greatly missed in this community. His entire life was spent near Gibson City. He graduated from Drummer Twp High School in 1940. He was a member of the high school band and chorus, and took an active part in athletics. He was also a 4-H Club and Future Farmer of America member, and was awarded the State Farmers degree in Agriculture while in high school. He continued his education at the University of Illinois in the college of Agriculture majoring in livestock and grain marketing and received his degree in February 1949. He was a member of the University band and was enlisted in the Army Reserve Corps at the University. Immediately after graduation he was employed by the Production and Marketing Administration in the transportation and warehousing branch of the US Dept of Agriculture. He had been with this work a little over a year, with headquarters at Indianapolis, Ind. He united with the Presbyterian Church 4-6-1933 during the pastorate of Rev. Adams. The body was taken to the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Philip R. Coen, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. James C. Catyon. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery.
KEVIN P. OBERT
Kevin P. Obert, 30, of Gibson City died at 9:04 p.m. Thursday 11-19-1987 of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on US 54 southwest of Bellflower. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Revs. William Smith and Dennis Kollross officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with rosary recited at 8 p.m. He was born 6-5-1957 in Quincy, a son of Paul and Carol Adair Obert. Survivors include his parents, Gibson City; his paternal grandmother, Esther Obert, Quincy; his maternal grandmother, Katherine Adair, Quincy; a brother, Kyle M. Obert, Gibson City; two sisters, Kathryn Brown, Bloomington; and Kimberly McGuire, Gibson City. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandfathers. Mr. Obert was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He owned K and K Coating, a roofing company, in Gibson City. He attended Quincy Catholic Boys High School and graduated from Gibson City High School in 1975. He attended Parkland College. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital or his church.
JUNE (MIRE) OGG Caryl
June Ogg, age 78, of Gibson City died at 4:12 a.m. Tuesday 9-5-2000 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. September 7 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were Robert Wissmiller, Gerald Wissmiller, Robert Peeken, Paul Christensen, Bill Hartford and Tom Hartford. Mrs. Ogg was born 6-1-1922 at Gibson City, a daughter of Lauren W. and Myrtle M. Whetzel Mire. She married Ernest W. Ogg on 10-4-1944 in Peoria. Survivors include her husband, Ernest W. Ogg of Gibson City; one son, Bill Ogg of Urbana; one brother, Leland Mire of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and one niece and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Ogg owned and operated June's Beauty Shoppe in Gibson City for 42 years retiring in 1986. A member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City, Mrs. Ogg was also a member of the CWF and the Ramblers Club. She was an avid Cubs fan. Memorials may be made to her church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
RAY L. OGLESBY
The funeral of Ray L. Oglesby, 85, of Gibson City who died Monday 5-6-1985 will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Oglesby was born 4-11-1900 at Pontiac, a son of Lyman and Laura Pulliam Oglesby. He married Ruth Holmes 9-7-1926 at Sleepy Eye, Minn. and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Cecil, Washington, Mo.; and Ray, Medfield, Mass.; two daughters, Doreen Gross, Quincy; and Elaine Hawkins, Morton; a brother Vernon Oglesby, Osakis, MN; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a sister, and two granddaughters preceded him in death. Mr. Oglesby had lived in Gibson City since 1944. He was employed for 28 years at Corn Belt Hatcheries in Gibson City, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.
RUTH D. (HOLMES/HOMES) OGLESBY
Ruth D. Oglesby, age 86 of Gibson City died at 8:30 a.m. Friday 4-28-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Phillip Curran officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was for one hour before the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Mrs. Oglesby was born 8-11-1908 in Mossville, the daughter of Odus and Olive Wallace Homes (or Holmes?). She married Ray Oglesby on 9-7-1926 in Sleepy Eye, MN. He died 5-6-1985. Survivors include two sons, Ray O. of Norfolk, Mass; Cecil D. of Washington, Mo; two daughters, Elaine R. Hawkins of Morton and Doreen T. Gross of Quincy; one sister, Elizabeth Sofio of Ocala, Fl; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Mrs. Oglesby was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City. A resident of Gibson City since 1943, she worked as a secretary for Corn Belt Hatcheries until her retirement in 1979. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America or to a charity of the donor's choice. Pallbearers included Tyler Oglesby, Larry Hawkins, Floyd Hawkins, Douglas Gross and William Gross.
CASEY RAEANN OLIVERIO
Casey RaeAnn Oliverio, infant daughter of James and Lisa Hunter Oliverio of Gibson City, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday 10-6-1987, two hours and 22 minutes after her birth at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence A. Bangs officiating. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Joe Oliverio, Champaign and Beverly Frette, Paxton; maternal grandparents, Frank and Bonnie Hunter, Elliott; paternal great-grandparents, Karry Kestner and Arlene Branz both of Gibson City; and maternal great-grandparents, Reva Manning, Oakland and Evelyn Diskon, Rantoul.
JOHN O. OLIVERO
ohn O. Olivero, 74, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, 3-14-1976 at the Paxton Community Hospital, Paxton. Mass was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Rev. C.B. Motsett officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Mr. Olivero was born 2-22-1902 in NYC, a son of Carmen and Angelina Cialone Olivero. He married Minnie Evelyn in 1917 in Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jocco, Santa Rosa, Calif, and Mrs. Angela Smith, Decatur; three sons, Carmen, Mahomet, and Joseph and Frank, both of Gibson City; a brother, Pat, Decatur, and 12 grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death. He had resided in Gibson City since his marriage and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Pallbearers are Russell N. Smith, Howard Ehresman, Martin Mooney, John Mooney, Joe Nunnick, and Stanley Davis.
MINNIE D. (EVALINE) OLIVERO
Minnie D. Olivero, 81, of Gibson City, died Monday 12-12-1983 at Gibson Hospital. Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at Drummer Twp Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born 10-13-1902 at Palmira, Ind., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Evaline. She married John Olivero in 1919 at Gibson City. He died 3-14-1976.
Pietro Oliviero, 90, of Gibson City, died at 7:15 a.m. yesterday 1-20-1988 at his home. A memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Mr. Oliviero will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Calvert - Belange - Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements. He was born 4-25-1898 in Marcianise, Italy, a son of Joseph and Mary Pontillo Oliviero. He married Anna Martellone 7-16-1956 in Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are four sons, Joseph and Gary, Lebanon; Terry, Sparta; and Josee, Azle, TX; four daughters, Mary Hurley and Angie Reed, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Anita Mason, Champaign; and Marianne Ziech, Crest Hill, two sisters, Alfonzina Longo and Vincenzina Longo, both of Marcianise Italy; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandson, two sisters and one brother. Mr. Oliviero was a retired welder and blacksmith and was a WWII veteran of the Italian Army. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, to which memorials may be made.
JOSEPH B. OLIVIERO
Joseph B. Oliviero, 46, Belleville, formelry of Gibson City died 10-7-1995 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville. His graveside service was Thursday at Gibson City Cemetery, the Rev. William Smith officiating. He donated his organs and was cremated Tuesday. Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, had charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to his children. Survivors include his mother, Anna Oliviero, Gibson City; one daughter, Tammy J. Oliviero, Bloomington; one sister, Marianne Ziech, Channahon; three brothers, Terry Oliviero, Sparta; Gary Oliviero, O'Fallon; and Josie Oliviero, Bedford TX; five half-sisters, Angie Reed and Mary Ann Hurley, both of Colorado; Anita Oliviero Mason, Champaign; Litta Bartberger, Glendale, AZ; and Ann Godin, Kankakee; one half-brother, Phillip Taylor, Kankakee; and four step-sisters. Also surviving are one grandchild Megan Oliviero, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his father, Peitro Oliviero; his biological mother, Mildred Lambert; one sister, RoseMary; and two half brothers.
Charles Olson, father of Mrs. O.G. Anderson, died Tuesday 2-17-1914, age 70 years, 20 days. He lived on the Sibley Estates for 25 years; his wife died in 1890. Survivors include: Mrs. O.G. Anderson of Gibson City; Mrs. Charles Contois of Bloomington; Mrs. Albert Peterson of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Oscar Peterson of Rockwell City, Iowa and Mrs. Bickel of Parker SD. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. Gibson City Courier
EVELYN A. ORTLEPP
Evelyn A. Ortlepp, 96, of Springfield, formelry of Roberts and Chicago died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday 4-29-2003 at Lewis Memorial Christian Home in Springfield. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Roberts, The Rev. Harold Grafe will officiate. Burial will be in Lyman Twp Cemetery, Roberts. Lamb-Young Funeral Home in Roberts is in charge of arrangements. Miss Ortlepp was born 10-13-1906 at Roberts, a daughter of John and Emma Tornowski Ortlepp. Survivors include two nieces, Jean Wright of Plainfield, and June Focken of Crescent City; and one nephew, the Rev. John Whorral of Los Angeles, CA. She was preceded in death by two brothers and nine sisters. Miss Ortlepp was a registered nurse working in hospitals in Chicago and Paxton. She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Roberts. She graduated from Roberts High School and Frances Willard School of Nursing in Chicago. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Prairie View Lutheran Home in Danforth
The many obituaries available here were transcribed and contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft.