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Bert E. Rees, 57, died Tuesday in the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin after an illness of several months.

Born in Elk Township in 1890, he had lived in ELkville all of his life and was well known in that area. He had been a coal miner most of his life, retiring a short time ago due to ill health.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Rees, and the following daughters, Mrs. Naomi Frary of Chicago, Mrs. Cathleen Wilson of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Juanita Klockenga of Elkville. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Frances Rees, a sister, Mrs. Golda Crews, both of Elkville, two brothers, Brail Rees of DeSoto and Robert Rees of Chicago, and six grandchildren.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at the Elkville Methodist church with the Rev. S. A. Matthews, pastor of the church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Elkville cemetery.

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Mr. Daniel Reese, 55, of Waukegan, died Dec. 6, 1976 at St. Therese Hospital.

He was born July 24, 1921, in Tamaroa, Ill. Mr. Reese had been self employed as a painter and decorator.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Jr., of Du Quoin, Ill.; three brothers, Fred H. Reese, Waukegan, Terry Reese, Elkville, Ill., Robert Allen Reese, Dover, New Jersey; three sisters, Mrs. Brailene (Raymond) Schroenberger, Desoto, Ill., Mrs. Frances (Jack) Simmons, Carbondale, Ill., Mrs LaVerne (Irene) Creekpaum, Santa Rosa, Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Lela Reese, Desoto, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father, in 1964.

Private services were held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday at the MARSH FUNERAL HOME, 1521 Washington Street, Waukegan with Rabbi Fred Natkin officiating. Interment is in Elkville Cemetery in Elkville, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Lake County Chapter of the American Cancer Society in Mr. Reese's memory.

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Services Sunday for Elizabeth Reese

Graveside services for Elizabeth Dora Reese will be held Sunday, at 1 p.m., at the Elkville Cemetery, with Reverend Bill Coatney officiating. Mrs. Reese died Friday, January 27, 1989, at 9:13 a.m., in Marshall Browning Hospital.

Visitation is at Searby Funeral Home, Du Quoin, from 6 to 8 p.m., today.

Born May 28, 1896, in Du Quoin, she was the daughter of the late Eli Huston and Mary (Vancil) Huston.

She was married to Bert E. Reese who died in 1947. Mrs. Reese was a member of the Elkville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son-in-law, George F. Wilson of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, three daughters, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

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Source: Carbondale Free Press, Carbondale, IL, 31 May 1941, page 1

Elkville Man Killed By Train On Dowell Crossing

James Lindsey Reese, 53-year-old employee of the WPA in Elkville, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon at 12:52 when struck by a north-bound train of the Illinois Central Railroad at the Main street crossing in Dowell. According to a report at the division office this morning, Reese was said to be sitting on the tracks when struck by the train.

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Lela E. Reese

DE SOTO -- Lela E. Reese, 97, of 206 E. Washington St. died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1993, in Jackson County Nursing Home in Murphysboro, where she had lived for the past two years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Maxton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Raymond Heilener officiating. Burial will be in Elkville Cemetery. Visitation will b after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Reese was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

She was born Nov. 21, 1895, in Fulton, Ky., to John A. and Amy Etna (Emerson) Newhouse.

She married Daniel D. Reese on Sept. 21 1913, in Elkville. He died Oct. 6, 1964.

Survivors include two sons, Terry D. Reese of De Soto and Fred Reese of Royalton; two daughters, Brailene Schoenberger of De Soto and Francis Simons of Carbondale; one sister, Linnie Robinson of Elkville; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents, one brother, one sister, four sons, three daughters and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.

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Robert Reese

MURPHYSBORO -- Robert Allen Reese, 71, of 1441 N. 14th St. died at 8:16 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 1989, in Jackson County Nursing Home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Pettett Funeral Home, with burial in Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta. Visitation will be until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Reese was a retired accountant for Standard Brands Inc. in New York City.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rockaway, N.J.

He was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Elkville to Daniel and Lela (Newhouse) Reese.

He married Irene Hayes. She died in 1973.

Survivors include one son, Richard Reese of Windsor, Conn.; his mother of De Soto; two brothers, Fred Reese of Royalton and Terry Reese of De Soto; two sisters, Brailene Schoenberger of De Soto and Frances Simons of Carbondale; and two grandchildren.

His father, one brother and one sister also preceded him in death.

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East Leroy -- Don E. Rench, 75, of Route 1, a retired general livestock farmer, died Sunday afternoon in a Battle Creek hospital.

He was born Feb. 22, 1893, in Calhoun County a son of Benjamin and Mae (Smith) Rench. He was married to Hazel B. Miller of Athens on Oct. 3, 1914 in Kalamazoo.

Mr. and Mrs. Rench resided in and near Athens before moving to Battle Creek in 1933. In 1950 they purchased their farm near here.

He was a member of the Congregational Church of Athens and of the Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. Harold (Esther) Jackson of Route 8, Mrs. Donald (Mildred) Siddal of 155 Cherry St., Mrs. Chester (Dorothy) Kajcienski of 4421 W. Beckley Road, Mrs. Karl (Donna) Perez of 106 Starlight Lane, Mrs. Donald (Lois) Worthington of 261 Beaumont Drive, Mrs. Gary (Beverly) Cristeser off 174 N. 21st St., Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Ellison of Battle Creek and Mrs. Gene (Marjorie) Ismirle of East Leroy; a son, Leo Rench of Adrian; 25 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Mr. Gar Rench of Route 9, Battle Creek; and a sister, Miss Margaret Rench of 312 Burr St., Battle Creek.

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Elmer J. Rench

Union City - Elmer J. Rench, 85, of 214 Woodruff St. died Wednesday morning at the Health Center in Battle Creek. He had been a patient for the past two weeks.

Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev. Ron Keller on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Burial in Riverside Cemetery.

He was born June 21, 1880 in Burlington twp., a son of Zachariah and Eliza Jane (McNeil) Rench. He married Julia A. Outman in Leroy Twp., March 24, 1903.

He was employed by Peerless Portland Cement Co., while in Union City and prior to retirement he was employed by the village. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Survivors include his wife, Julia, daughter Ruby Nye of Battle Creek, son Roy Rench of Union City, five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and brother Lewis Rench of Leonidas.

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Mrs. Don Rench

East Leroy -- Mrs. Hazel B. (Miller) Rench, 81, off 6257 S. M-66, Route 1, died Friday in Community Hospital, Battle Creek.

She was born in Athens. She was the wife of the late Don Rench.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Harold (Esther) Jackson, Mrs. Chester (Dorothy) Kajcienski, Mrs. Carl (Donna) Perez, Mrs. Don (Lois) Worthington, Mrs. Gene (Marjorie) Ismirle, Mrs. Gary (Beverly) Criteser and Mrs. Janet Ellison, all of Battle Creek and Mrs. Don (Mildred) Siddall of McBain; a son, Leo Rench of Adrian; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Fern Shannon of Battle Creek and brothers, Rollo Miller of Battle Creek and Lyle "Ted" Miller of Fulton.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Spencer Funeral Home, Athens.

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UNION CITY -- Mrs. Julia Rench , 83, 214 Woodruff St., died suddenly at the Battle Creek Health Center shortly after admittance Monday.

Funeral services will be held at the Jenkins funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas K. Warke in charge. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Mrs. Rench was born Sept. 12, 1883 in Athens Township, a daughter of Isaac and Louisa* (Fitzgerald) Outman. She married Elmer Rench in Leroy Township, March 24, 1903 and he preceded her in death in 1966.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Nye of Union City, one son, Roy of Battle Creek, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one brother, Perry Outman of Belding.

* Should be Lucinda (Beardsley) Outman

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Leo L. Rench Sr., 72, of Charlevois, and formerly of Battle Creek, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Charlevoix.

He was born July 30, 1926, to Donald and Hazel (Miller) Rench in Calhoun County. He graduated from Lakeview High School.

He received his bachelor's degree from Adrian College and his master's from the University of Michigan.

He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.

He married Clarice Jones on Aug. 23, 1952, in Adrian. She survives.

He taught the fifth and sixth grades for Adrian Public Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1985, and was a Driver's Education Instructor for Adrian and Madison Schools.

Survivors include sons, Leo Rench of Battle Creek and Steven Rench of Jasper; a daughter, Marcie Brown of Adrian; sisters, Esther Jackson, Dorothy Kajcienski, Donna Clarkson, Lois Worthington, Marjorie Ismirle and Janet Ellison, all of Battle Creek; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dewain; and sisters, Elva, Mildred and Beverly and two sisters in infancy.

Community involvement/hobbies: Was a member of the First Baptist Church of Adrian, the Michigan Retired Teachers Association and the evening Lions Club.

Visitation: 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.

Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Adrian Public Schools Foundation or the Lions Club.

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Lewis K. Rench

Leonidas -- Lewis K. Rench, 86, died Saturday in Battle Creek Sanitarium Hospital after a two-day illness.

Rench was born in Athens Township and had lived in the Athens area all his life. He was a member of the St. Joseph County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Velda) Warren, of 30 S. 26th St.

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Mrs. Lewis Rench

Fulton -- Mrs. Maude Rench, 63, wife of Lewis Rench, died at 4:30 a.m. today in a Battle Creek hospital, following a long period of poor health. She resided on a farm two and one-half miles west of here. Mrs. Rench was born in Michigan March 23, 1887, daughter of George and Polly (Wilcox) Outman and married Mr. Rench, December 22, 1905. Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Velda) Warren of Battle Creek; a sister, Mrs. Lavina Snyder of Fulton; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Spencer Funeral Home in Athens. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Athens.

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Rench, Robert L.

Former Ridgefield resident, Robert Leroy Rench passed away at Community Hospice Nov. 14, 2007. He was 78 years old.

He was born in Sherwood, Mich., May 31, 1929, to Roy and Bertha (Rumsey) Rench.

Robert served in the Marines and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a journeyman refrigeration engineer.

He married Beverly Elaine Tripp on Oct. 23, 1953. They recently celebrated their 54th anniversary. She survives him at home in Longview where they have lived for the last 18 months.

He is also survived by his children, Cathy Lynn Rench, Jean Nealy and Robert Rench; grandchildren Elaina Nealy, Amy Barcus, Jeffery Rench and Jessica Rench; and a great-granddaughter, Meagan Nealy.

There will be no service at his request.

Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Roy T. Rench

Services for Roy T. Rench, 65, of 13 1030 E. Columbia Ave., wil be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Jenkins Funeral Home, Union City.

Mr. Rench, a native of Union City and a resident of Battle Creek since 1937, died Saturday morning at Leila Hospital.

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World, Camp 8589.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (Smith); three sons, Robert of Orange, Calif., Raymond of 119 Dundee Drive, and Richard of 14800 Three-Mile Road; three stepsons, Robert Fox of Seattle, Wash., David Fox of 175 W. Spaulding Ave., and Donald Fox of Battle Creek; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Nye of 10 Clay St., and seven grandchildren.

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Tanner and Rice Passed Away This Week. Francis Wolrad Living

P. P. Rice, 93, one of Austin's Civil War Veterans, passed to his reward, Monday, December 2 at 11:30 p. m., at the home of F. D. Brown 808 Lansing avenue, where he resided.

Mr. Rice had been active until about three ago when he was taken ill and declined rapidly until relieved by death. He was the only old soldier to participate in the Memorial Day parade and exercises at the cemetery this year.

He was a familiar figure in Austin and resided the greater part of his time here for the past 47 years. He was very active and self reliant. Years ago he conducted a fish wagon and peddled fish in the city and surrounding territory. He was of a kindly disposition and made many friends.

Mr. Rice was a resident of Dodge county, Wis., when the Civil War broke out and he enlisted in September 1862, in the 29th volunteer infantry. Later he was transferred to the 16th Ohio artillery. He served under General Grant and General Sherman. Most of the eighteen battles he participated in were skirmishes, with the exception of the siege of Vicksburg in which he fought 47 days. He was with Sherman on the march to the sea.

Mr. Rice was a member of the G. A. R. at Waterville, Minn. When he came to Austin 47 years ago there were 157 members in the McIntyre Post, G. A. R.

Francis Walrod, 95, is the only surviving Civil War veteran living in Austin at the present writing.

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Final Rites Scheduled For Crash Victims

Funeral arrangements have been completed for the four Streator young people who lost their lives in the tragic automobile accident on Otter Creek Street early Sunday morning. They follow, together with the obituary for each:

Joint funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elias Chapel for Jerry Dennis Robertson and his wife, Ruth E. Robertson. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The son of Donald and Dorothy (Helm) Robertson, he was born Jan. 25, 1938 in Streator and made his home here his entire life.

He was united in marriage with Ruth Ellen Perkins May 11, 1956 in Ottawa.

Surviving are his parents, four brothers, Jack of Tucson, Ariz., Max, who is with the U.S. Army at Fort Lee, Va.; Paul at home, and Tad, stationed with the U.S. Navy at Norfolk, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Nevin of Grand Ridge and Gail at home.

Robertson was employed as a bricklayer by his father, local contractor and was a member of the Bricklayers Local No. 9.

His wife, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William (Evelyn Outman) Perkins, was born Feb. 22, 1938 in Chicago.

She attended Marseilles grade and high school, graduating from the latter in 1956 and had resided in Streator since her marriage.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perkins who reside in Marseilles.

Mrs. Robertson was a member of the Paul Street Bible Church of Ottawa.

Visitation for Mr. and Mrs. Robertson will be at the Elias funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the services.

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Bertis "Specks" Robinson

Bertis "Specks" Robinson, 87, of Bonne Terre, passed away Nov. 9, 1998, at Parkland Health Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Bonne Terre, the son of the late Samuel and Sallie (McSpadden) Robinson. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Oliver and one brother, Leon Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bonne Terre, a veteran of the U. S. Navy World War II, and employed at the post office as a mail carrier for 44 years.

He is survived by his wife, Reva "Jimmie" (Outman) Robinson of Bonne Terre; one sister, Marcia Robinson of St. Louis; two brothers: Oran Robinson and Robert Robinson both of Bonne Terre; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today at 4 p.m. at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home, Bonne Terre. Funeral services willl be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel with Rev. Ron Poole officiating and Rev. Bearl Pettus assisting. Burial will be in the Bonne Terre Cemetery.

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Margaret Robinson

BROOKINGS -- Margaret E. Robinson, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at the Brookings Hospital.

Margaret Purdy was born April 5, 1910, in Jackson County, Ill. She grew up and attended school in Murphysboro, Ill.

She married Glenn Robinson on Dec. 22, 1928, in Washington D.C. They continued to live in Washington D.C. where she worked at Lansburg's Department Store and the Woodward and Lathrop's Department Store. They later moved to Monmouth, Ill., where she worked at Illinois Banker's Life Insurance Company. They lived in Roseville, Ill., and Geneseo, Ill., before returning to Monmouth. They later moved to Brookings. In 1976 they retired and lived at Lake Poinsett. In 1995 they returned to Brookings. Her husband died on June 12, 1997.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, James Sr. of Aurora; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Hoover of Maryland.

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Brookings, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eidness Funeral Home in Brookings and prior to services at the church.

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Reva “Jimmie” Robinson

BONNE TERRE - Reva “Jimmie” Robinson, 89, of Bonne Terre passed away April 23, 2006 at St. Joe Manor. She was born December 8, 1916 in Bonne Terre.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by Parents, William and Lora (McClary) Outman; Husband, Bertis “Specks” Robinson, Sisters and Brothers; Eva (Paul) David, Virgil (Betty) Outman, Robert (Arcille) Outman, Juanita (David) Brown, Charles Outman.

Survived by Sister in law, Georgetta Outman; Several nieces and nephews, friends and relatives.

Vistation Tuesday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at C Z Boyer & Son Funeral Home, Bonne Terre. Services Wednesday, 11 a.m. at C Z Boyer Chapel with Rev. Ron Poole. Interment, Bonne Terre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

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Retired Oakville Man Dies

OAKVILLE -- Death came here early Saturday for George L. Robison, 71, longtime Oakville pharmacist and drug store owner, following an extended illness.

The deceased, born March 25, 1884, in Kansas, had lived in Oakville for 35 years. For 25 years he operated a drug store, from which he had retired.

Surviving the deceased are his wife, Messie D.; sister, Mrs. Grace Green, Chehalis, and a brother, Charles Robison, El Paso, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Newell-Hoerling's, Centralia.

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Rite Slated In Centralia

OAKVILLE -- A former longtime resident of Oakville, Mrs. Jessie Vance Robison, 79, died Friday in a Centralia nursing home.

Born Feb. 4, 1888, in Rosita, Colo., she made her home in Oakville from 1919 to 1955. She and her husband, George, owned and operated a drugstore in Oakville until 1952. He preceded her in death in 1955.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace Green, Forest Grove, Ore.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Newell-Hoerling's, Centralia with the Rev. William D. Mayoh officiating. Interment will follow in the Tacoma Mausoleum.

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Funeral Services For
Elsina Rogers, 85,
2:30 P.M. Sunday

Funeral services for Elsina Purdy Rogers, 85, of 218 E. North St., will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from Maxton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred E. Fieker officiating. Interment is in Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Rogers died Friday at 12:30 a.m. in the Skilled Care Unit of Pinckneyville Community Hospital.

Visitation is at the funeral home after 6:30 p.m. today.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the organ fund of the First United Presbyterian Church or to a charity of their choice.

Born in Carbondale March 4, 1892, she was the daughter of the late Dr. C. W. and Helen (Meyer) Purdy. In Du Quoin in September 1912, she was married to Charles Rogers who preceded her in death in 1960. A homemaker and 80 year resident of Du Quoin, Mrs. Rogers was an active member and former deacon and elder of the First United Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Monday Club.

Survivors are two sons, Gene Rogers of Toledo, Ohio and Bernard Rogers of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Helen Tryban of Du Quoin; a brother, C. E. Purdy of Omaha, Neb; and three grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, one brother, D. A. Purdy; a sister, Miss Katherine M. Purdy; and an infant daughter preceded her in death.

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Gene M. Rogers, age 73, of S. Westwood Ave., passed away on Monday in Mercy Hospital. Gene retired in 1982 from the Seaway Foodtown where he had worked for 12 years. Prior to that he worked as a driver/salesman for the John Canelli Distributing Company. He was an Army/Air Force pilot during WW II and a member of the Wroblewski American Legion Post #18.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, JoAnn; son, Michael and his wife Denise; daughter, Mrs. Deborah and her husband Thomas Kasprzyk; grandson, Daniel Kasprzyk and aunt, Mrs. Henrietta Wieczorek; nephews, Dr. Burton Rogers and Leslie Rogers and a niece, Mrs. Susan Ochoa.

Friends may call at the Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy after 7 p.m. on Tuesday where Funeral Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. American Legion Post #18 Services Wednesday 7:30 p.m. The family suggest that any tributes be to the American Cancer Society or to Mercy Hospital.

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Craig Rosacrans

TECUMSEH -- Craig Rosacrans, 55, of Tecumseh, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at his favorite retreat in Caro, Mich., surrounded by loved ones.

He was born Dec. 6, 1944, in East Orange, N. J., the son of Ned M. and E. Joan (Barritt) Rosacrans. He married Janet Linnea (Robinson) Heath on Oct. 17, 1987.

Craig was a life long resident of Tecumseh and was employed by Tecumseh Products Company for 26 years. Craig was active for many years with the Tecumseh Kiwanis Club, was an avid golfer and truly enjoyed sharing his good fortunes with others.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; two brothers, Ned Bruce (Linda) Rosacrans and Kim B. (Judy) Rosacrans, and one sister, Mary Jo Rosacrans, all of Tecumseh; three children, Amy J. Griffin, Jason G. Heath and Ryon R. Heath; three grandchildren, Forest, Foster and Justin, and his stepfather, Edwin Bertling. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh with the Rev. Richard Mortimer officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Couture-Handler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Tecumseh Kiwanis Club for a Scholorship Fund in his memory.

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Leon Rosacrans Was
Merchant 50 Years

Tecumseh's oldest active merchant, Leon Fred Rosacrans, passed away Friday evening at Herrick Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there four weeks.

Mr. Rosacrans was in failing health for the last six months, but was in his store every day until his hospitalization. It was just 50 years ago this month that Fred Rosacrans and Sons opened a dry goods store in Bidwell block. Fifteen years ago it was moved to the present location.

Mr. Rosacrans was a life member of the Tecumseh F & A M, also the Knights of Pythians and the Tecumseh chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. He took an active interest in community life and merchants groups.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Ned of Tecumseh; two brothers, Harry and Eugene Rosacrans of Santa Monica, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. George Adamson of Tecumseh, Mrs. Marian Diamond of Detroit and Mrs. Carol Wood of Camarilla, Calif. and four grandchildren; Craig, Ned Bruce, Kim and Mary Jo Rosacrans.

Services were Monday at the Collins-Corkery Funeral Home. The Rev. Alvin Brazee officiated and burial was in Brookside Cemetery.

The bearers were William Wright, Ned Baldwin, Vern Russell, Edward Hellman, Dan Corkery and John Surratt.

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Mrs. Mary M. Rosacrans

Services were held Wednesday at the Proctor Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary M. Rosacrans, 83, who died at 10 p.m. Sunday at Herrick Hospital where she was admitted July 14.

She had been ill for only a short time. For the last two years she had made her home with her son, Ned, 1014 Red Mill Dr. She was a long-time resident of the area.

Mrs. Rosacrans was born August 5. 1885, in Nashville, Ill.

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Memorial sevices for Ned Meyer Rosacrans, 79, of Rogers Highway, Tecumseh, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh. He died at Herrick Memorial Health Care Center on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1992.

Mr. Rosacrans was born Jan. 24, 1913, in Tecumseh to Leon and Mary (Meyer) Rosacrans. He was the valedictorian of his Tecumseh High School graduating class in 1931. He attended the University of Chicago, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree.

Mr. Rosacrans worked for the Tecumseh Products from 1934 to 1941. He served as a captain in the United States Army from 1941 to 1946. He was manager-owner of the Fred Rosacrans & Sons Dry Goods store from 1946-1963. The store was established in the 1890s.

Mr. Rosacrans was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh.

Survivors include three sons, Craig, Ned Bruce, and Kim Rosacrans, all of Tecumseh; a daughter, Mary Jo Rosacrans of Tecumseh; and five grand-children.

There will be no visitation prior to the memorial service. Dr. Kenneth Boyd will officiate.

Burial of his cremains will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.

Contributions in Mr. Rosacrans' memory may be made to the Sage Center.

Arrangements were made through Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

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Mary E. Rounds
Battle Creek

Mary Evelyn (Miller) Rounds, 75, of Battle Creek died Sunday, February 28, 1993 in Battle Creek Health System/Leila site after a long illness.

Mrs. Rounds was born May 18, 1917, in Brady Township, Kalamazoo County, to Herbert J. and Lura B. (Weiner) Miller.

She grew up in the Fulton area and moved to Battle Creek as a teenager and was a 1936 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. She moved to Union City in 1969, returning to Battle Creek in 1990.

Mrs. Rounds was a life member of Coldwater Chapter 1, Order of Eastern Star.

She enjoyed genealogy studies and like to crochet.

She married Claude W. Rounds on August 1, 1939, in Bryan, Ohio. He survives.

Also surviving are daughters, Carolyn A. Walling of Coldwater, Carla A. Everhart of Plano, Texas and Catherine F. Mayhew of Battle Creek; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

A brother, Markley Miller died in 1924.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at Spencer Funeral Home, Athens.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Robert Zuhl officiating.

Burial: 1 p.m. in Fort Custer National Cemetery.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

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ROWE, CHARLES S., of House Springs, MO, Nov. 26, 1990, beloved husband of Anna M. Rowe (nee Rhyne), dear father of Arlene R. Markland and Richard C. Rowe, dear brother of Harlan Rowe, Angeline Sandidge, Thelma Hickman and Alma Collins, our dear grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle and cousin.

Funeral services from Chapel Hill Mortuary, Cedar Hill, MO, Wed., Nov. 28, 1990 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation Tues., Nov. 27, 2-9 p.m. Mr. Rowe was a member of Big River V.F.W. Post 5331.

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DIED - Edwin H. Rowe was born near Valle Mines, MO, October 8, 1842 and died April 23, 1907 at Bonne Terre, MO, of Pneumonia. He was modest, quiet and unassuming in manner, much loved by his family and respected by all. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.C. Jones on April 24, and the body interred in the family cemetery located near his old home. To the bereaved family, who have suffered an irreparable loss, we extend sympathy.

"A dear one has gone to rest,
A voice we loved is stilled;
There's a vacant place in the home,
Which never can be filled."

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Gerard Rowe-Minaya

Affiliated with the University of Connecticut's Dept. of Educational Leadership...

Storrs---Gerard Rowe-Minaya, 63, beloved husband of Liliana Minaya-Rowe, died Saturday, June 6, 1998. Born in St. Louis, MO., he was the son of the late Harvey and Bessie Rowe. He was affiliated with the University of Connecticut's Department of Educational Leadership. He was also a visiting fellow at Yale University's Institution for Social and Policy Studies in 1976-1977 and at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in 1983. He was a graduate of Washington University earned his master's degree at the University of Colorado, and his doctorate at Stanford University. In addition to his sister, Jacquie Murray; his brother, Jim Rowe and his wife, Alice, he is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Rowe, Jane Rowe and Wendy Rowe; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial services will be Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 10:30 a. m. in the Storrs Cemetery. Arrangements by the Potter Funeral Home, Willimantic.

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Harlan Rowe, 89, Arnold, died July 8 at St. Anthony's Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1907. He is survived by one daughter, Virginia Daffron; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Violet L. (Tucker) Rowe; one daughter, Betty Moon; and one grandson, David Moon. He was a Truck Driver and a Teamster.

Funeral was July 13 at Kutis Funeral Home, South County. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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ROWE, HATTIE E. (nee Henroid), entered into rest on Saturday, June 8. Wife of the late John Clark Rowe, dear mother of Gretna Nestle, Richard C. Rowe and Thelma Abbett and the late Vera Rowe, sister of Effie Bunt, our dear sister-in-law, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. from the BUCHHOLZ Mortuary, 5967 W. Florissant Ave. Interment Memorial Park.

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ROWE, HARVEY G., on Sunday, July 14, 1991, beloved husband of Opal S. Rowe, and the late Bess Achuff Rowe, dear father of Jacqueline Murray, James Harvey Rowe and Dr. Gerard Rowe-Minaya, our dear brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, cousin and friend.

Memorial service to be held Wed., July 17, at 12 noon at the University United Methodist Church, 5901 Washington Ave. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cencer Society. Mr. Rowe was a veteran of W.W. I.

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ROWE, JOHN C. -- 4220 Redbud Ave., Monday, May 17, 1948, beloved husband of Hattie E. Rowe (nee Henroid) dear father of Vera, Mrs. Gretna Nestle, Richard and Mrs. Thelma Abbett, our dear father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin.

Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge Bl., Thursday, May 20, 1:45 p.m. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Walker Jennings Camp No. 4, U.S. W. V. will conduct services at the Chapel Wednesday evening 8:15 p.m. and also Post V.F.W.

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Former Local Man Died Suddenly In St. Louis Thursday

Joseph A. Rowe, a former Bonne Terre resident, died suddenly while at work in St. Louis, at the Brown Shoe company factory.

J. A. Rowe, son of Edward and Angeline Rowe, was born at Vallesmines, Missouri, July 29th, 1877 and died July 6th, 1933 at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 6 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Rowe, one daughter, Mrs. Grace Jinkerson; four grandchildren; two brothers, Willard and John C. Rowe, all of St. Louis, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Iahn, of Stockton, Cal., and many other relatives and friends.

The deceased was a Bonne Terre resident until twelve years ago, when he went to St. Louis to reside. The remains were brought to Bonne Terre Sunday morning, and in the afternoon funeral services were conducted at the local church of Christ with Rev. L. E. Ketcherside officiating. Interment was made in the local cemetery, with the Benham Undertaking Company in charge.

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ROWE, LORINE, on Fri., Feb. 5, 1993. Beloved wife of Richard C. Rowe, dear mother of Marilyn L. Holz and Janet L. Laster, grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of one, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.

Funeral from LUPTON Chapel, 7233 Delmar Blvd., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 11:30 a.m. Interment New St. Marcus. Mrs. Rowe was a member of Daughters of 98. Friends may all LUPTON Chapel on Monday, 5-8p.m.

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Rowe, Opal S., on Wed. April 3, 1996; wife of the late Harvey Gerard Rowe; stepmother of Jacqueline Murray, James Harvey Rowe and Dr. Gerard Rowe; mother-in-law, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and wonderful friend.

Memorial service at University United Methodist Church, 6901 Washington Ave., Mon. April 8, 2:30 p.m. Private interment. Memorial contributions may be made to University United Methodist Church. LUPTON CHAPEL Service.

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Mary Angeline Rowe aged 89 years, entered into rest in St. Louis on March 31, 1932. Funeral from Valle Mines church, Saturday April 2. Interment in Rowe Cemetery.

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Mary Elizabeth Robidoux Rowe

Mary Elizabeth Robidoux Rowe, 6111a Alabama Ave., St. Louis, MO. Fortified with the sacrements of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, March 19th, 1964, dear wife of the late Martin Willard Rowe. Dear Mother of Gladys Stanwicki (Alex); Angalee Sandidge (Milton); Alma Collins (Forrest); Thelma Hickman (Milton); Ruby Isbell (Andy); Harlan (Violet); Charles (Anna) and John G. (Clara) Rowe.

Funeral from Ted Fendler Funeral Home, 7420 Michigan at Koeln, on Monday March 23, 8:30 a.m. to SSMary and Joseph for Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Interment, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Lemay, MO.

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ROWE, RICHARD C., on Tues., Dec. 17, 1996, beloved husband of the late Lorine L. Rowe, dear father of Carole E. Holman, Marilyn L. Holz and Janet L. Laster, grandfather of 9, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

Funeral service at New St. Marcus Cemetery, 7901 Gravois Rd., SAT., 2 p.m. Interment New St. Marcus Cemetery. Friends may call at LUPTON CHAPEL, 7233 Delmar Blvd., FRI., 3-8 p.m.

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ROWE, VERA G., 4220 Redbud Ave., Wednesday, July 1, 1953, 7:25 a.m., beloved daughter of Hattie E. Rowe (nee Henroid) and the late John C. Rowe, dear sister of Gretna Nestle, Richard C. Rowe and Thelma Abbett, sister-in-law, aunt, niece and cousin. Funeral from CALVIN F. FEUTZ Funeral Home, 4828 Natuarl Bridge, Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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ROWE, VIOLET L., (nee Tucker), of Arnold, Mo., on Sat., Mat 4, 1996, beloved wife of Harlan E. Rowe, dear mother of Virginia (Paul) Daffron and the late Betty Moon, dear grandmother of Bob (Carla) Moon, Karen Daffron, Steve Daffron, Cathy (Greg) Miravalle, Diane Zirbes and the late David Moon, our dear great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend.

Funeral at THE NEW KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., at Butler Hill on Wed., May 8, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In parlor Tues. 3-9 p.m.

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ROWE, WILLARD, of South Affton, formerly of Festus, MO., Sat., June 18, 1955, beloved husband of Mary Rowe (nee Roubidoux), dear father of Gladys Stawicki, Angalee Sandidge, Alma Collins, Thelma Hickman, Ruby Isbell, Harlan, Charles and John Gerald Rowe, dear brother, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and cousin.

Funeral from Ted Fendler Funeral Home, 7420 Michigan at Koeln. Time later.

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Source: The Southern Kansas Journal newspaper, Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas, March 12, 1886 edition:

A. W. Rudd, one of our most esteemed citizens died last Tuesday, after a lingering illness. He has been afflicted with consumption for quite awhile, and was duly summoned as before stated. He was buried Wednesday by the G.A.R. Brownlow Post, No. 79. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his expected but sudden departure.

Source: The Severy Record newspaper, Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas, October 28, 1887 edition:

On last Tuesday the remains of Mr. A. W. Rudd were taken from their resting place in the old part of the cemetary and re-interred on a lot recently purchased by his devoted companion, in the new part of the cemetery. Mrs. Rudd will spare neither expense nor pains in making this lot as beautiful as loving hands and a devoted life can make it . She will place at the head of the grave a beautiful Monument, and surrond the lot with a substantial coping and otherwise beautify the resting place of her beloved dead.

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Source: The Severyite newspaper, Severy, Kansas, February 17, 1921 edition:


The body of Mrs. Caroline Rudd arrived here on the noon Frisco last Thursday from DeSoto, Mo., and was buried in the Twin Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Rudd is an old resident of Severy. She left here a few years ago and moved to Eureka and made her home there until about five years ago she moved to DeSoto, Mo., where she has resided until death. She was 79 years, 4 months and 12 days old.

The body was accompanied by her brothers, M. L. Outman and J. L. Outman and wife.

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RUNSTROM - Mrs. Marian M. Runstrom, age 63, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 1992. Surviving are her husband, Jewell; her children, Fred (Sally) Runstrom, Jean Jones, Patti (Rick) Newland, Dan (Kim) Runstrom, David Runstrom, Connie (Dan) Shackley, 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty (Pete) Pedro, Eleanor Favreau, June Force; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandsons, Phillip Runstrom and Matthew Jones. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuary, East, 937 Michigan St.

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Marilou (Mary Louise) Rusich

Church on The Rock member, Marilou Rusich, born January 10, 1919, entered into her eternal rest, October 6, 2009, at the age of 90. A resident of Pittsburg and a member of Church on The Rock since 2001, Marilou was a former office volunteer at COTR and the beloved aunt of Office Manager, Jennifer Welsh. Marilou is survived by daughter Valerie Friedli of Pinole, son Greg Rusich of El Sobrante, granddaughter Melony Dillenburg of Antioch, grandson Jarek Rusich of El Sobrante, and three great granddaughters: Emily, Jordyn and Becca. A memorial service to celebrate Marilou’s life will be held at Church on The Rock Saturday, November 7 at 11 a.m.

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