White County, Illinois

Obituaries
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As stated exclusively in the White County Democrat last week, Frank BOZE, Jr., died Wednesday morning, February 17the in a Mt. Vernon, Ill. hospital following the amputation of his arm. Boze was shot by Lawrence THOMAS, until a few weeks ago teacher at the Snow Drop school. The affair dates back since last December when a younger brother of Boze was punished by Thomas and the boy cut Thomas with a knife. Trouble had been breeding for several months and following a quarrel Friday, Feb. 5th, Thomas shot five times at Frank Boze, Jr. One bullet struck Boze in the arm and gangrene set in. An operation proved useless to save the boys life. Following the shooting Thomas surrendered to the local officers and after a hearing was placed under $300 bond. After Boze died Thomas again surrendered and attorney for the prosecution filed a charge of murder against him. His bond was fixed at $3,000. The bone was filled and Thomas is at liberty. Saturday morning at ten o'clock a preliminary hearing will be given Thomas before Squire P.R. PEBSTOCK. Thomas is represented by Conger, Pearce & Conger and J. M. Endicott, States Attorney and F. M. PARISH will appear for the people. The shooting attracted a great deal of attention throughout the county and it is reported that sentiment is evenly divided regarding the affair. February 27, 1915 Mt. Vernon Register News

Submitted by Misty Flannigan, [email protected]


Copy received from Grayville Independent, Vol.55, May 22, 1913, p.1; and,
Funeral Notices of Southern Illinois,pub. in cooperation w/Capt. Jacob
Warrick Chapt., NSDAR, Boonville, IN. Cook-McDowell Pub., Inc. Owensboro, KY
42301

Pioneer Resident Dies - Anthony Bodishbaugh, One of This City's Most Highly
Respected Residents Dies After Hard Fought Battle With Disease - Laid to
Rest Tuesday After Impressive Services at Holy Name Church.
Another of the old pioneers of White County was removed in the death of Mr.
Anthony Bodishbaugh which occurred Monday morning at three o'clock at his
home south of this city in his seventy-seventh year. Although not enjoying
the best of health during the few years previous to his death, deceased
retained his mental and physical powers to a wonderful extent for one of his
years and early activity. Since Christmas time, however, he has been unable
to leave his home and his dissolution was due to a general giving way of the
entire system.

Mr. Bodishbaugh was a native of Steinfel, Germany, where he was born January
2, 1837. He came to America when about thirteen years old, locating for a
time in Ohio, moving to Grayville, Ill in 1857 where with the exception of
the few years spent in Ohio, he passed his long life. He was married to Mrs.
Mary A. Fisher Apr 13, 1862. Of eight children born to the couple five
survive - Mesdames B.C. Jennings, Elmer Driggers, Carl Baun, Mr. Fred
Bodishbaugh of Grayville, and Mrs. Cliff J. Toops of Elizabethtown, Ky. In
addition to the wife and children he is survived by two half-sisters, Mrs.
Annie Bond of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Rose Taylor of Mt. Carmel, and a half
brother, Mike Handel, of Gibson Co., Ind.

Since young manhood, he has been a consistent member of the Catholic Church
with which he united when fifteen years old, always active in the welfare
and support of the same. He was an upright, honorable gentleman in all
respects and enjoyed the esteem and highest respect of his neighbors and
friends. Thrifty, frugal and exceptionally industrious, he began at an early
day to lay the foundation for what was to become a competency in his old
age. No one ever knew him to spend an idle hour until his retirement from
active business life. He followed farming and saw Grayville grow from a
crude village into the pretty abiding place and prosperous city it is at
present and no one performed his duty toward that end more industriously
than did he.

Funeral services were held Tues morning at ten o'clock from Holy Name
church, Rev. Father Quack of Carmi officiating, following which interment
was made at Oak Grove cemetery, Messrs, George P. Bowman, William G.
Wheatcroft, E.J. Briawalter, Dan B. Hanks, Joseph Blach and Halsey Wright
serving as pallbearers. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church
at 10:00 o'clock a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 1913. Friends are invited to
attend. Interment at Oak Grove cemetery.

Submitted by Sue Webb Bodishbaugh, [email protected]



LONG ILLNESS ENDS

From: copy of obituary from Grayville Independent, 13 May 1915

"Mrs. Mary Bodishbaugh Joins Companion Who Preceded Her in Death Two Years
Ago - Prominently Identified With City's History More Than Half Century -
Funeral From Residence Today at 3:30."  Mrs. Mary Bodishbaugh, widow of the
late Anthony bodishbaugh, one of this city's most highly respected pioneer
residents, passed away at the family residence in South Grayville yesterday
morning shortly after eight o'clock following a prolonged invalidism, the
immediate cause being heart affection.  Deceased has been in failing health
for more than a year - in fact, she hasn't been well since her companion was
taken from her two years ago this month. During that time she has had
several serious attacks, which it was feared would prove fatal, but being of
a fairly rugged constitution she rallied and for a time was able to go about
the house. The last attack was of two weeks' duration when the relatives
from a distance were summoned, Mrs. Bodishbaugh herself realizing that the
end was at hand. She passed peacefully away, her life going out like the
flickering of a candle, seemingly void of pain, retaining consciousness,
however, until the last. Mrs. Mary Fisher Bodishbaugh was born near
Steinfel, Germany, January 15, 1842, with her parents coming to this country
when about eight years old. They settled in Mt. Carmel, Wabash County,
Illinois, where deceased grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to
Anthony Bodishbaugh in this city April 13, 1862, eight children being the
fruit of their union. Of that number five survive - Mesdames B.C. Jennings,
Carl Baun and Elmer Driggers; Mr. Fred Bodishbaugh of Grayville, Ill., and
Mrs. Cliff J. Toops of Elizabethtown, Ky. In addition to these three sisters
mourn her passing - Mesdames John Voll and Kate Baumgartner of Mt. Carmel,
Ill. and Mrs. Will Roby of Winchester, Ind., and a host of friends. Funeral
services will be held at the residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev.
R.G. Shafer officiating, following which interment will be made in Oak Grove
cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Bodishbaugh, born January 15, 1842, Died May 12, 1915, aged 73
years, 3 months and 27 days. Funeral services will be held at the family
residence on Thursday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.
Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.

From: Funeral Notices of Southern Illinois, Capt. Jacob Warrick Chapter,
NSDAR, Boonville, IN. Cook-McDowell Pub. Owensburg, KY.

Sue Webb Bodishbaugh, [email protected]


John William Bodishbaugh, born December 19, 1872, Grayville, Illinois,
passed away February 24, 1949 at Chicago, Illinois, age 76 years, 2 months,
5 days. Funeral services at Sturm Funeral Home, Sunday, February 27, 1949 at
1:30 pm and burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Sue Webb Bodishbaugh, [email protected]



Fred A. Bodishbaugh, born March 8, 1863, White County, Ill. departed this
life October 30, 1943, Grayville, Ill. Services held at Nash Funeral Home,
Monday, November 1 at 2:30 p.m. Clergyman, Rev. D.F. Marlin, Last Resting
Place: Oak Grove Cemetery.

From: Funeral Services of Southern Illinois . . .
Sue Webb Bodishbaugh, [email protected]


 Obituary-Services held for Mr. Bodishbaugh.
The Eufaula Tribune, Sept 5 1993 (and) Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, GA, Wed, Sept 1, 1993, B-4:

Funeral services for Mr. DONOVAN FREDERICK BODISHBAUGH, 79, were held
Thursday, Sept 2 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Eufaula. The Rev. Joe Lisenby officiated and burial followed in Memory Garden Cemetery with Chapman Funeral Home directing. Mr. Bodishbaugh died Monday, Aug 30, at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus [Ga].

Mr. Bodishbaugh was born May 31, 1914 in Little Rock, Ark, son of the late Lucy Reed Erion of Pulaski County, Ark and Charley Bodishbaugh of Grayville, White County, Illinois. He retired as a regional vice president with American Credit Indemnity Co. He was a veteran of WWII and served as a U.S. Navy pilot instructor. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and was an avid golfer, duck hunter and fisherman.

Since moving to Eufaula he has served as a consultant for American Buildings
Co, Techsonic Industries and Mann's. Survivors include his wife, Jewel B.
Bodishbaugh of Eufaula, one son, Rev. Conlee C. Bodishbaugh of Mobile; one
daughter, Nancy S. Norton of Eufaula; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Rick, Matt and Ben Bodishbaugh and
Chris, Scott and Shannon Shaw.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to one's favorite
charity..

Sue Webb Bodishbaugh, [email protected]


Monday, June 13, 1955, Granite City Press Record (Madison County, Illinois)
Madison Resident 40 Years, Mrs. Nancy A. BARBRE, 88, Succumbs.
Mrs. Nancy Ann BARBRE, 88, a resident of the Madison Nursing Home for the
past three years. She had been ill for the past three years.

Mrs. BARBRE, who was formerly living at 1530 Fifth Street, was a Madison
resident 40 years. She was born in Orange County, Indiana (to John GROMER
and Lucinda FOX). Preceded in death by her husband(s) (James BARBRE 1861-1913 & Wesly BARBRE 1867-1945), Mrs. BARBRE is survived by four sons; James A. BARBRE of Calhoun, (Henry County) MO.; Harvey and Alva D. BARBRE both of Madison (Madison County Illinois);  and Edward BARBRE of Carmi (White
County, Illinois); three daughters; Mrs. Bertha JONES of Norris City, (White County)
Illinois; Mrs. Sarah GILBERT of Linn, (Osage County) MO.; and Mrs Alice
GROMER of Collinsville  (Madison County Illinois); a half sister Mrs.
Francis HAMILTON of Whittier (Los Angeles County) Calif.; and two half brothers
Jesse GROMER and Hugh GROMER both of Heber Springs (Cleburne County) Ark; 25 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Services were conducted at a Madison funeral home Saturday afternoon and
burial took place in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are given in the
obituary column.

Monday, June 13, 1955, Granite City Press Record (Madison County, Illinois)
BARBRE, Mrs Nancy Ann, Madison, Nursing Home, Madison, Ill. Entered into
rest at 4:30 P.M. Thursday, June 9, 1955 at Madison Nursing Home. Dear mother of
James A., Harvey, Alva D., and Edward BARBRE, Mrs Bertha JONES, Mrs Sarah
GILBERT and Mrs. Alice GROMER; dear half-sister of Mrs Frances HAMILTON,
Jesse GROMER and Hugh GROMER; dear grandmother, great grandmother, great
pgreat grandmother. Services at 2:45 PM. Saturday, June 11, at Lahey Funeral
Chapel, 501 Madison avenue, Madison, Rev. Harold HARSH of Decatur
officiating. Interment Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Great-granddaughter Kathleen GREENE, [email protected] Newspaper copies kindness of Madison County Genealogy Society, PO Box 631, Edwardsville, Il., 62025


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Name BARGER, Gene
Spouse  Living
Parents  Green Barger and Ida Barger (nee Robinson)(deceased)
Age  73
Date of Birth  10 January 1929
Place of Birth  Pittsburg, Williamson County, IL
Formerly of  Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, IL and Carmi, White County, Illinois
Date of Death  Thursday, 14 November 2002
Place of Death    Mt Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois (Wabash General Hospital)
Funeral Arrangements being handled by Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home, Carmi
Date of Newspaper  15 November 2002
Name of Newspaper    The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com

Additional Info

Mr. Barger also has living relatives in Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, IL, Carmi, White County, IL, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, IL and Oak Harbor, WA


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Name    BARTER, Samuel G.
Abbreviations     Sr.
Spouse   Lois Barter (nee Oaks)  (deceased)
Parents     William Barter and Mary Barter (nee Schreiber) (deceased)
Date of Birth   23 April 1909
Age     93
City and County of Birth    Carmi, White County, IL
Date of Death     Wednesday, 25 September 2002
City and County of Death    Evansville, IN (Regina Continuing Care)
Funeral Arrangements by   Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville, IN
Date of Newspaper    27 September 2002
Name of Newspaper      The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com


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Name     BELVA, John
Age     77
Year of Birth  1924 or 1925
Date of Death    Friday, 11 October 2002
Formerly of   McLeansboro, Hamilton County, IL
City and County of Death    Enfield, White County IL (Enfield Healthcare Center)
Place of Internment     Veterans Cemetery, McLeansboro
Date of Newspaper    14 October 2002
Name of Newspaper     The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com



From: "The Rynott's" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>

Obit for my great great grandmother  DELLA BOLING

LIVED HERE SINCE 1940

Death came suddenly to Mrs. Della Boling Wednesday afternoon  2 March 1960 at 2;39 in the Carmi Tw Hosp. where she had been taken about an hour previously.  She had been in declining health for the past two years; however, her condition had not been considered critical and she went about her usual duties in her home on Wed. not
complaining of feeling bad.  It is thought she was stricken by a heart attack about 7;30 yesterday morning and upon the arrival of a physician the seriousness of her condition was immedicably recognize.

Mrs. Boling, who was 77 years old, was a lady who had the respect and esteem of all.  She was a lady of most congenial personality and her ever cheerful attitude toward life and her friends endeared her to all with whom she cam in contact.   She was expectionally interested in the welfare of others and was charitable to the extreme.  She recognized and respected sincerity in others and throughout her life was admired for her good judgement and splendid business ability.

 She was born in Mt. Carmel on Oct 4, 1882.  Years ago she was married to Austin Boling and they resided west of Carmi until they moved to this city in 1940.  Her husband died Feb. 2 1941 and since that time Mrs. Boling has operated rental apartment and rental rooms in Carmi.  Several years ago she moved from her Locust Street home to 301 West Main Street where she was fatally stricken.

 Mrs. Boling had long been a member of the Burnt Prairie Congregational Christian Church and her life daily manifested true Christian principles.

  She is survived by a son, Herschel Abbey of Carmi, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

  The funeral of Mrs. Boling will be held Friday afternoon at 2;00 in the chapel of the Kittinger Funeral Home with Dannie F. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery.


Carmi Times, Friday, 1 September 1961, Page 1

Enfield Lady Dies Today

A lifelong resident of Enfield and vicinity passed away at 3:45 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Funkhouser, in Enfield.

Dead is Mrs. Lula May Bolerjack, 69, who was born in Enfield Township May 20, 1892, the daughter of Ira and Jennie Qualls Miller.

She was married July 4, 1912, in Carmi to James E. Bolerjack, who passed away several years ago.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond of Evansville, Indiana, and Virgil of Centralia; the daughter, Mrs. Oscar (Lois) Funkhouser; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Spillman of Mr. Vernon, Mrs. Bertha Crouch of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Earl Cain of Rockport, Indiana; also four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Enfield Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Vise and Dr. Clyde Funkhouser officiating. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery, with the Emmett Funeral Home in charge.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.


Paul R. Bryant

Paul R. Bryant, 74 of Carmi died Saturday morning March 3, 2001 at Cornerstone White County Hospital in Carmi. He was born July 30, 1926 in Carmi, the son of Clifford and Della Hazel (Mossberger) Bryant.

Mr. Bryant graduated from Carmi High School in 1944. He had worked as an inspector at nuclear plants in California. He had also been a jeweler. He was a United States Army veteran of WWII having served in Italy.

He is survived by one daughter and son in law, Paula and Tim Oglesby of Ontario, Ca; three grandchildren, and one sister and brother in law, Frances and Bill Thompson of Coronado, Ca. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday March 8, 2001 at North Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services on Thursday at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi.



Cleda Black

Cleda Black, 91 of Enfield died Monday January 22, 2001 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She was born March 3, 1909 near Springerton, the daughter of Willis and Anna (York) Savage. She married John Black on January 13, 1926 and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1997.

Mrs. Black graduated from Enfield High School. She was a member of the Supreme Shrine of the Order of the White Shrine Jerusalem, the Supreme Council Order of Amaranthe unincorporated, a 50 year member of the Enfield Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Enfield Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Black is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers, Marion Pleasant Savage, Durward Vernon Savage and Bertis Theron Savage.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday January 25, 2001 at the Elledge Funeral  Home in Enfield with burial in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.



William E. Batty, Sr.

     William E. Batty, Sr., of Carmi, died Thursday evening, March 2, 2000 at White County Skilled Care.  He was born March 25, 1930 in Carmi, the son of John and Opal Hanks Batty.

     Mr. Batty was a retired oilfield worker.

     he is survived by three sons, Michael Swank of OH, William Batty, Jr. of Carmi, and Robbie Batty of WA; six daughters, Connie Burris, Karen Gwaltney, and Sheryl Brown, all of Carmi; Tammy Peterson of Hiram, OH, Cristy Schreiber of Lorain, OH, and Jennifer Faller of Thurston, OH; seventeen grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three sisters, Veronica Lane of Salion, OH, Loretta Benke of San Diego, CA, and Jennet Davis of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.  He was preceded in death by one son, David Lee Batty and one sister, Vivian Batty.

     There will be no visitation.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

     Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.



Edna M. Bosley

    Edna M. Bosley, 93 of Carmi, died Thursday evening July 6, 2000 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center.  She was born June 2, 1907 in White County, the daughter of John Nelson and Huldah E. (Shaw) Bosley.

    Miss Bosley graduated with a teaching degree from Southern Illinois Normal University in Carbondale.  She was a teacher at Jefferson School in Carmi for over 30 years and a longtime member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

    She is survived by one nephew, William R. Bosley of Lakeland, FL.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Howared E. and Lora Bosley, and one nephew, Dr. John H. Bosley.

    Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at Kuykendall Cemetery.  The Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.



Bernadine C. Brown

Bernadine C. Brown, 90 of Carmi died Monday evening September 25, 2000 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center. She was born May 27, 1910 in Burnt Prairie, the daughter of Dr. A.J. and Cathryn (Hanks) Coale.

She married Ronald W. Brown on November 30, 1935 in Carmi and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1979.

Mrs. Brown had been a vice president at White County Bank in Carmi, retiring after nearly 40 years of service. She was a member of the Carmi B.PW., a member and past president of the Carmi American Legion Post #224 Auxiliary. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church where she had served as an elder, secretary of the Sunday school, and had been in the church choir for 59 years.

She is survived by two nieces, Ruth Myers of McLeansboro and Sandra Hill of Springfield; three great-nieces, Laurie Greenwood of Alton, Amy Collins of Shelbyville, KY, and Stacy Adams of McLeansboro; two great-nephews, Daniel Myers of McLeansboro and Andrew Hill of Chicago; four great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Doris Hill and Helen May Coale, and one nephew, Jack Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday September, 28, 2000 at the First Presbyterian Church in Carmi with burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday September 27, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi.



Rainey Baker

Rainey Baker, 26 of Carmi died suddenly Saturday evening October 14, 2000 in Houston, Texas. She was born October 11, 1974 in Houston Texas, the daughter of Clayton Edward Coaliron and Connie (Lamont) Lambdin.

She is survived by her father of Splendora, Texas, her mother of Carmi; two sons, Kenneth Renshaw and Brandon Browning; three daughters, Ashley Coaliron, Cheyenne Baker, and Alexus Baker; one brother, Clayton Coaliron of Carmi; four sisters Joyce Holloman, Tina Coaliron, April Coaliron, and Misty Jennings all of Carmi.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday October 23, 2000 at Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi.


Larry D. Blake

Larry D. Blake, 48, of Carmi, died October 25, 2000. He was born April 3, 1952 in Greenville, KY, the son of Delmar and Vernell Bryant Blake. In addition to his father, of Carmi and mother, of Grayville, he is survived by a sister, Lisa Downs of Grayville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Maddamma.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2000 at the Centerville Cemetery, with Lynda Bryant officiating. Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.



Edward Beck

Edward J. Beck, 76, of Norris City, died Friday morning, December 8, 2000 at White County Skilled Care in Carmi. He was born May 1, 1924 in White County the son of Jacob and Mary (Goetz) Beck. He married Mary E. Knight on August 21, 1955 at the Union Ridge Church and she survives.

Mr. Beck was a semi-retired farmer, having farmed most of his life in southern White County. He graduated from Rudolph Grade School and Carmi High School. He then graduated from Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville with a degree in accounting. He was chairman of the White County Soil and Water Conservation District. In 1999 he was named of the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District’s “Outstanding District Director”. He won a Goodyear Conservation Award in 1975. He was a past executive chairman of the White County Agricultural Extension Council, the treasurer of Union Ridge Cemetery Association, past president of the Wabash Valley Angus Association, and past president of the NCOE school board.

He enlisted September of 1944 in the United States Navy. He served in the South Pacific during WWII on an LSM. He was a member of the Carmi V.F.W. Post #3851. He attended Union Ridge Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife Mary; one son, Terry E. Beck of Evansville, In., two brothers and sisters-in-law, Homer and Pauline Beck of Carmi, and Kenneth and Jean Beck of Normal; several nieces and nephews and three sisters-in-law, Lucille Beck of Lawrenceville, Evelyn Beck of Carmi, and Florence Beck of Mattoon. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers, Wilburn, Oscar, Victor, Norman, Ernest, Alvin, and Robert.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday December 10, 2000 at Union Ridge Presbyterian Church near New Haven with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m on Saturday December 9, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi.


Clara Mae “Cherry” Burris

Clara Mae “Cherry” Burris 75 of Carmi died Friday evening December 8, 2000 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, In. She was born August 22, 1925 in Ridgeway the daughter of Roy and Florence (Suttner) Adams. She married Morris Burris December 15, 1945 in Jonesboro, Arkansas and he survives.

Mrs. Burris was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband Morris; one son and daughter-in-law Steven and Cecelia Burris of Gainesville, Florida; two daughers and son-in-law, Jenny McCubbin of Liberty, Missouri, and Becky and Ed Sherfield of Carmi; four grandchildren, Brandon and Rachel Sherfield and Zachary and Ian McCubbin; one step-grandson, Adam Wilkerson; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Burris of Metropolis. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son James Burris.

Private family funeral services will be held on Tuesday December 12, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in White County Memorial Garden. The family will meet friends at visitation on Monday December 11, 2000 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


Clara D. Barbre

Clara D. Barbre, 83 of Carmi, died Saturday morning December 9, 2000 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, In. She was born July 20, 1917 in Hawthorne Township, the daughter of Ross and Stella (Quinn) Erwin. She married Wesley Arnold Barbre on December 17, 1932 at South Venice, and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1984.

Mrs. Barbre was a homemaker and member of Stewart Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Rist of Bloomington, and Debra Lynn Narusis of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Dallas, Vernal, John, and Roy Erwin, and four sisters, Irene Erwin, Matilda Browning, Jessie Weedman, and Mary Ruth Kelly.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday December 12, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.


Ruth A. Bostic

Ruth A. Bostic, 63 of Lawrenceville and formerly of Maunie, died Saturday evening December 16, 2000 at her home. She was born July 29, 1937 in Maunie the daughter of Harold and Mabel Burris DeLong. She married John Andy Bostic on July 30, 1955 in Carmi and he survives.

Mrs. Bostic had been a supervisor at Central Industries in Lawrenceville where she had worked for over 30 years.

She is survived by her husband Andy, one daughter, Pamela Bostic of Indianapolis, In.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Betty DeLong of Carmi and John and Doris DeLong of Maunie; also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Eugene, and Glenn DeLong.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday December 20, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Marshall Ferry Cemetery at Rising Sun. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. on Wednesday until time of service at the funeral home.



Mamie Buck

Mamie Buck, 88 of Springerton, died early Wednesday morning December 27, 2000 at the Enfield Healthcare Center in Enfield. She was born August 18, 1912 in Hamilton County the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Critchfield) McGehee. She married Wilson Buck July 17, 1932 and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1967.

Mrs. Buck had been the manager of the Senior Citizens Program in Springerton, the Carmi Times correspondent for Springerton news for over 20 years, a cook at Enfield Healthcare for many years and a lifelong member of the Springerton Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ethel and Henry Woodrow of Springerton, five grandchildren and spouses, Chuck and Becky Venable of Springerton, Cathy and Ronnie Wiethop of Newburgh, IN, Chrystal Armstrong and Keith York of Carmi, Jim Woodrow of Springerton, and Alan and Crissy Woodrow of Barnhill; ten great-grandchildren and spouses, Andy and Jennifer Venable of Centralia, Tim Venable of Springerton, Carl Venable with the US Army in Hawaii, Pam Venable of Springerton, E.J. Venable of Springerton, Jeremy and Megan Woodrow of Springerton, Jarrod Armstrong of Carmi, Josh Woodrow of Springerton, Ashley Woodrow of Springerton, and Sydney Woodrow of Barnhill; three great-great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle and Brody Venable of Centralia. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, Leora McGehee, husband, and one brother, Dewey McGehee.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 30, 2000 at the Springerton Christian Church with burial in Hammack Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday December 29, 2000 at Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.


Homer C. Beck

Homer C. Beck, 84 of Carmi died Sunday afternoon April 8, 2001 at Cornerstone White County Hospital. He was born July 20, 1916 in Enfield, the son of Jacob and Mary (Gates) Beck. He married Pauline A. Botsch on August 10, 1943 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Carmi, and she survives.

Mr. Beck was a lifelong farmer in Hawthorne Township having farmed for nearly 60 years. During WWII he worked in at the shipyards in Evansville, In. He was a member of the White County Farm Bureau. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and when the church closed in 1968, he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Carmi.

In addition to his wife Pauline, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carol Beck of Carmi; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Mike Huff, Debra and Jeff Haley, and Kathy and Mark Fridley all of Carmi. Five grandchildren, Jennifer Acord, Brandon Huff, Kara Kessler, Corey Kays, and Todd Haley; three great-grandchildren, Karen Kays, Remi Huff, and Kelsi Kessler; one brother and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Jean Beck of Normal, Evelyn Beck of Carmi, Lucille Beck of Lawrenceville, Florence Beck of Mattoon, and Mary Beck of Norris City. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers, Wilburn, Oscar, Victor, Norman, Ernest, Alvin, Edward, and Robert.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 11, 2001 at the First Presbyterian Church in Carmi with Reverends Jennifer and Dan Lewis officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday April 10, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi and on Wednesday morning until 10:30 a.m. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in Carmi.


Nellie Loraine Buckner

Nellie Loraine Buckner, 85, of Enfield, died Saturday morning, September 8, 2001 at the Hamilton Memorial Nursing Home in McLeansboro. She was born November 20, 1915 in Jasper County, IL, the daughter of William and Clarissa (Newell) Dow. She married Jacob Anderson Buckner on May 18, 1938 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 1992.

Mrs. Buckner was a homemaker. She had been very active in Senior Citizens activities and the Enfield Christian Church, where she was a member.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, William Anderson and Jeanette Buckner of Virginia, Charles Edward and Betty Buckner of McLeansboro, and Robert Joseph and Charlotte Buckner of Michigan City, IN; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by one daughter, Twyla Williams and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2001 at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2001 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery.


Carmi Newspaper notice of her death

"Sarah E. Brumblay

Daughter of Maxfield and Electa Huston was born in Ohio County, Ind., December 31, 1847. and died at her home near Maunie on last Sunday morning at 8:45 o'clock.  She came with her parents to this state and county in 1865 and settled near the place where she died.

On August 7th 1868 she was united in marriage to John S. Brumblay, and ever since until the time of her decease has been a devoted companion.  One child, Walter W. was born to them.  The husband, the son, three brothers, George W. Huston, of Philipstown, James and Frank Huston, of Kansas, Mrs. Sue Williams, of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Israel Turner, of Carmi, survive her and will miss her wise counsel and pleasant face.

Hers was a life of bright christian experience although the last six months of it was fraught with pain and suffering which was borne with much patience and fortitude.  She was a noble wife, a good mother, a sweet sister, a kind friend and a true christian.  The church will lament for her and bereft family will mourn for her.

She was willing to suffer, ready to die and happy in death.  She entered into the joys of her Lord to realize the saying of Paul that "The sufferings of this life are not to be compared with the glories which shall afterwards be revealed."

She was a member of the Christian Church of Carmi and had been for 35 years, and the funeral services were conducted at the residence by Elder Davis, of this city, assisted by the choir of the Christian Church and Rev. Spraag, of Maunie, on last Monday afternoon, a large concourse of people was in attendance.  About 25 went down on the morning train from Carmi.  The burial services took place at Marshall Cemetery."

Another newspaper clipping about her death

"Death of Mrs. Brumblay

Mrs. J. S. Brumblay is dead.  The life of this well know and noble christian woman closed Sunday morning last.  Besides her numberous friends, she leaves a husband, one son, Walter W., two sisters, Mrs. Israel Turner, of Carmi and Mrs. Sue Williamson, of Memphis, Tenn., and several brothers, one of whom is George Houston, of Phillipstown, Ill.  The deceased came when a young woman, with her father's family from Rising Sun, Ind., to a place near Maunie, Ill., where she was living at the time of her death.  She died near the age of 54 years, and had been a member of the Christian church of Carmi for 35 years.  She was married to John S. Brumblay at Marshall's Ferry in 1868

Our space will not permit us to tell of this noble woman's life and character, but as members will testify, they were exemplary in the truest sense of the term.  She was a noble wife, a good mother, a sweet sister, a kind friend and a true Christian.  The country needs such as she.  Society will miss her.  The church will lament for her.  Her bereft family will mourn for her.  They will miss her most and will have the sympathy of all.  She died as she lived in the triumphs of a living faith, which faith together with a wonderful love for her Lord, enabled her awful suffering with a noble fortitude.  In the language of her pastor;  "She was willing to suffer, ready to die and happy in death.  She entered into the joys of her Lord to realize the sayings of Paul that "The sufferings of this life are not to be compared with the glories which shall afterwards be revealed."

The funeral services were conducted at the Brumblay residence Monday afternoon by the pastor and choir of the Christian Church of Carmi, and Rev. Spragg of the M. E. church of Maunie.  Burial was made at Marshall's Ferry."

Submitted by Suzanne McCormick


From a newspaper article concerning the death of Walter Brumblay

"W.W. Brumblay Dies at Emma Twp. Home

Prominent Farmer was 75; Funeral held Sunday

Walter Washburn Brumblay, 75, prominent Emma Township farmer, died at his home at 9 a. m. Thursday, June 20.
Funeral services were held at the family residence at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, with the Rev. Dannie F. Martin officiating.  Burial was in the Rising Sun Cemetery, with the Kittinger Funeral Home in charge.  The pallbearers were:  Green Huff, Walter Huff, Clarence Holzclaw, Henry Holzclaw, Froman Walker and Cort Huff.

BORN IN 1870

Mr. Brumblay was born September 26, 1870, near Rising Sun, the son of John S. and Sarah Ellen Brumblay.  On November 24, 1892, he was married to Miss Clora May Cortner, of Carmi, and to this union were born two daughters, Pearl and Sallie Helen.

Mr. Brumblay spent his entire life in Emma Township, where he engaged in farming.  Early in life he joined the First Christian Church of Carmi, and his membership remained there until his death.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clora May Brumblay, of near Maunie; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Auerswald, of Bridgeport, and Mrs. Sallie Helen Arnold, of near Maunie; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends."

1. WALTER WASHBURN BRUMBLAY was an only child.
Born September 26, 1870 near Rising Sun, Emma Twp., White Co., IL
Died June 20, 1946 in Emma Twp., White Co., IL
Buried June 23, 1946 in Marshall Ferry Cemetery, Emma Twp., White Co., IL
Married November 24, 1892 in White Co., IL to CLORA MAY CORTNER
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carmi.

Submitted by Suzanne McCormick


"Mrs Clora Brumblay Dies at Rising Sun

Rising Sun - Mrs. Clora Brumblay, 74, widow of Walter Brumblay, died at her home near here Thursday, May 29, after a long illness.

Funeral services were held at the residence at 2 p. m. Sunday, June 1, with the Rev. Dannie F. Martin officiating.  Burial was in the Marshall Ferry Cemetery, with the Kittinger Funeral Home in charge.

The pallbearers were:  Green Huff, Walter Huff, Clarence Holtzclaw, Henry Holtzclaw, Froman Walker and Cort Huff.

BORN IN 1872

Clora May Brumblay, daughter of Peter J. and Mary Cortner, was born in Charleston, Ind., September 14, 1872.  At the time of her passing she was 74 years, 8 months and 15 days of age.

On November 24, 1892, she was married to Walter Brumblay and to this union two daughters were born.  On her wedding day she came to her home near Rising Sun and lived there until her death, a period of almost 55 years.  Her husband preceded her in death about a year ago.

LEAVES TWO CHILDREN

Left to mourn her passing are her two daughters, Mrs. Felix Arnold of Maunie, and Mrs. Pearl Auersward, of Bridgeport, five grandchildren, three great-grand-children, a number of nieces and nephews and many friends.

Early in life she was united with the Carmi Methodist Church and was a member there at the time of her death."

Another newspaper article concerning her death

"Mrs. Walter W. Brumblay

Carmi, Ill., Mary 30 - funeral services for Mrs. Walter W. Brumblay, 75, who resided south of Maunie, will be held at 2 o'clock sunday afternoon at the residence.  Rev. Danny Martin, of Carmi, will officiate.  Burial will in the Marshall Cemetery.

Mrs. Brumblay died Thursday morning.  The body will be taken from the Kittinger funeral home to the residence at 10 o'clock saturday morning."

Children of WALTER WASHBURN BRUMBLAY AND CLORA MAY CORTNER
(I have in my possession their marriage certificate)
1. Lydia Pearl Brumblay
Born July 8, 1894 in Emma Twp., White Co., IL (from family Bible)
Died September 1983 in Bridgeport, IL
Married September 26, 1916 to Herman F. Auerswald (from family Bible)
2. SALLIE HELEN BRUMBLAY
Born: December 14, 1902 in Emma Twp., White Co., IL (from family Bible)
Died:  May 13, 1973 in Emma Twp., White Co., IL
Buried May 17, 1973 in Big Prairie Cemetery Epworth, White Co., IL
Married May 6, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, MO to FELIX WILLIAM ARNOLD

Submitted by Suzanne McCormick



B.N. Brockett Taken By Death

B.N. "Pete" Brockett, 83, a resident of many years of the
Brownsville community, died Tuesday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Henry Godby, in Portage, Indiana.

He had been in failing health the past several years, but
actually ill since September, 1964.

Mr. Brockett was born in White County May 28, 1881, the son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Brockett.

He was married November 14, 1905, to Nellie Florence Veatch.
She preceded him in death December 13, 1960, and made his
home with his children since her passing.

Surviving is a son, Jessie R. Brockett, Tipton, Indiana; one
daughter, Mrs. Henry (Amy Marie) Godby; a sister, Emma
Brockett, Brownsville; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dick (Nan)
Brockett, Allendale; 14 grandchildren, and 12 grandchildren.

Mrs. Homer Kisner, Carmi, is a sister-in-law by marriage.

The body is at the Kittinger Funeral Home, where friends may
call after 2 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements for services have
not been made pending arrival of the family.

Submitted by Jason Presley, Huntsville, AL



From the Evansville Courier, Evansville, Indiana.

Mary Elizabeth (Blair) Bodishbaugh, 101, of Visalia, Calif., formerly of
[Grayville, IL, then] Evansville, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Kaweah
Delta Hospital in Visalia. She moved to Visalia from Evansville in 1995 and
was a member of Methodist Temple. Surviving are a daughter, BETTY LaVERS of
Exeter, Calif; a son, JIM BODISHBAUGH of Guadalajara, Mexico; six
grandchildren, JUDY HAMILTON, ANITA McCLINTOCK, AMY TRESSLAR, JANE FOISY
and BLAIR VOLZ and DAN VOLZ, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband, DON BODISHBAUGH, and a daughter, ALLIE HAMILTON.
Arrangements are pending in California.

Submitted by suebod <[email protected]>



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