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Betty J. Sagehorn

Cato -- Betty J. Sagehorn, 55, died Saturday August 20, 1983 at Auburn Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Sagehorn was born in Auburn and was a life resident of the area. She was employed as a telephone operator at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES in Auburn.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; her parents, Carl and Laura Dunham of Auburn; two daughters, Sharon Champion of Florida and Robin Dougherty of Cato; a sister, Mrs. Francis (Gloria) Hurd of Cato; a stepbrother, Ross Carpenter of Los Gatos, California; four grandchildren and one nephew.

Memorial services for Mrs. Sagehorn were held Monday, August 22, at Traub Funeral Home, Central Square.

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CATO -- Robert C. Sagehorn, 78, of 11408 Ferris Road, Cato, NY died Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at Auburn Memorial Hospital in Auburn, NY.

Mr. Sagehorn was born on July 22, 1923 in Syracuse, NY and had resided in Cato for most of his life. He was the son of the late Christie and Clara Louise (Case) Sagehorn. He was retired from Crucible Steel in Syracuse. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Karlen of St. Augustine, FL, Mrs. Robin (Rob) Dougherty of Cato, NY; four grandchildren, David Robert Champion, Raymond (Melissa) Champion, Michael (Roxanne) Champion and Bobbie Jo O'Gorman.

He is predeceased by his wife Betty Jane Dunham Sagehorn who died in 1983.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Jacksonville Rural Cemetery, Lysander, NY with Reverend Sunny Mauser, Postor of S. Hannibal and Hannibal Center United Methodist Churches, officiating. There will be no prior calling hours. Arrangements are being made by Jewell Funeral Homes Inc., 13164 Sourth Street, Cato, NY.

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Mable J. Salloom

Mable J. Salloom died Friday in Pinole at the age of 84. A native of Clements, Calif., she had lived in Richmond 75 years.

Mrs. Salloom was a cook at Richmond hospital until retiring and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are her daughter, Mae Washabaugh of Clear Lake; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A Catholic blessing will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Schmidt & Dixon Funeral Home, Richmond, with the Clergy of St. Paul's Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Mausoleum, Kensington.

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Lora Sanders, 96, of Mesa, a self employed hair dresser, died Sept 10, 1991. She was born in Dixon, Ill. Survivors include her niece, Shirley Drew. Services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Greewood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W Van Buren St. Family Burial and Cremation Center.

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SANDIDGE, ANGALEE M., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 28, 1994) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Irondale, Mo., she came here 23 years ago from St. Louis, where she was a small-appliance technician for the Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Co. for 20 years and was a 50-year member of International Association of Machinists Local 1345. Survivors include her husband, Milton; two daughters, Beverly A. Blair, St. Petersburg, and Mary L. Sandidge, Tampa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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SANDIDGE, MILTON D., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 24, 1995) at Greenbrook Nursing Center. He came here in 1971 from his native St. Louis, where he retired after 25 years from Hussman Refrigeration and was a member of AFL-CIO Carpenters Union. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly A. Blair, St. Petersburg, and Mary L. Sandidge, Tampa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

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Bessie Sawyer, Teacher Here 45 Years, Dies

Taught Elementary Penmanship to Thousands of Pupils

Miss Bessie Sawyer, 65, who directly or indirectly had taught thousands of East St. Louis pupils the basic principle of good penmanship, died in St. Mary's hospital at 2:07 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of several weeks.

She had been a member of the educational staff for 45 years and was supervisor of penmanship since 1911. Miss Sawyer was born in Nashville and was graduated from grade and high schools there after which she attended the Southern Illinois Normal university at Carbondale.

In 1896 she began as a teacher in East St. Louis schools and acheived particular notice for her ability to teach children how to write well.

Filled Requirements

"In 1911 we were looking for a teacher to become penmanship supervisor," D. Walter Potts, superintendent of schools, recalled Wednesday when asked for details of Miss Sawyer's long school career. "Up to that time we had had no penmanship supervisor and teaching of penmanship was largely a matter of the individual ideas of classroom teachers.

"Writing is one of the three 'r's' that form the basic principle of education. We had heard a lot about Miss Sawyer's ability. I went down to see her and told her we wanted someone who could do as well in supervising penmanship in East St. Louis schools as she had done at the Franklin.

"She said she didn't think she could do nearly that well with such a big territory but results prove that she did an excellent job. Handwriting in our schools improved tremendously under her direction and examples have been exhibited with distinction at national conventions of penmanship supervisors."

"Miss Sawyer's entire life centered on her work in the schools and her church," Miss Carmen Trimmer, with whom she lived at 572 Veronica said.

Miss Sawyer was a trustee of the First Presbyterian church, a member of Rob Morris chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and of the church missionary society.

She also was a member of the national and state organizations of penmanship supervisors and athe Illinois and National Education associations.

Much of her conversation centered about former pupils she met on her trips around the city visiting schools in her supervisory capacity. She had an unusual memory for faces and could recall names of pupils she had had many years before.

In her teaching of penmanship she started in primary grades by training the use of muscles in writing huge blackboard letters and figures. She used a scientific approach in the instrction.

Miss Sawyer is survived by a brother F. O. Sawyer, Sr., of New Orleans.

Funeral services will be under the direction of Kurrus. Arrangements are listed in the classified section.

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Sawyer, Dorothea H. "Dot"

Dorothea "Dot" H. Sawyer, age 93, of Pass Christian, died Dec. 25, 2009 in Bay St. Louis.

Arrangements are pending with RIEMANN FAMILY F.H., Three Rivers Rd., Gulfport (riemannfamily.com).

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SAWYER -- On Thursday, June 16, 1960, at 10:10 o'clock p. m., FRANK O. SAWYER SR., beloved husband of Mabel McKernon; father of Frank O. Sawyer Jr.; grandfather of Linda, Dorthea, and Steve Sawyer; aged 78 years; a native of Nashville, Ill., and a resident of New Orleans for the past 43 years.

Relatives and friends of the family, also members of Gothic Lodge No. 852 A. F. and A. M. of East St. Louis, Illinois, Louisiana Relief Lodge No. 1 F. and A. M. and Brotherhood of Railway Clerks No. 540, are invited to attend the funeral Saturday, June 18, 1960, at 11 o'clock a. m., from the auxiliary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal street at N. Scott.

Interment in Garden of Memories.

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Frank O. Sawyer Jr., at Bay St. Louis, Miss., on Sunday, April 19, 1981 at 4:45 o'clock p.m., husband of Dorothea Hanemann Sawyer, father of Mrs. Norman (Linda) K. Owen of Pearl River, La., Dorothea (Dodie) Sawyer of Oakland, Calif. and Steven F. Sawyer of Pass Christian, Miss., also survived by 3 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral from the Metairie Chapel of Tharp Sontheimer Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. On Tuesday, April 21, 1981 at 1 o'clock p.m. Interment in Garden of Memories. Visitation on Tuesday, April 21, 1981 at 11 o'clock a.m.

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Memorial Services For Lillian Sawyer Tonight at 7 p.m.

Memorial services for Lilian L. Sawyer, 65, of 109 S. Division St., will be held tonight at 7 p.m., at the First United Presbyterian Church where she was a member, with Rev. W. S. Erwin officiating. There is no visitation. The body will be taken to St. Louis for cremation.

Maxton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Sawyer, who was single, was born June 26, 1910 in Equallity, daughter of Will M. and Georgieanna (Anderson) Sawyer. She died Tuesday in Marshall Browning Hospital following an illness of several months. Until her retirement in 1974, she served as librarian at the Du Quoin Public Library for eight years.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert Sawyer of Du Quoin and George Sawyer of Carbondale; one sister, Mrs. Andrew (Julie) Bulfer of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Those who wish may contribute to the First United Presbyterian Church memorial fund.

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Mabel McKernon Sawyer, on Friday, December 19, 1975, at 6:30 o'clock p.m., wife of the late Frank O. Sawyer, Sr., mother of Frank O. Sawyer, Jr., grandmother of Mrs. Norman K. (Linda) Owen, Dorothea and Steven Sawyer, age 82 years, a native of Equality, Illinois and a resident of Jefferson Parish.

Funeral services were held from the funeral home of Jacob Schoen & Son, Inc., 3827 Canal at N. Scott on Monday, December 22,1975 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Garden of Memories.

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Mrs. Sawyer, Former School Teacher, Dies

Mrs. Mary E. Sawyer, 572 Veronica avenue, died in her home Sunday evening following a long illness. Mrs. Sawyer formerly was a teacher and was the mother of Miss Bessie Sawyer, supervisor of penmenship in East St. Louis schools. She was 78 years old.

She leaves three children: Miss Bessie Sawyer, East St. Louis; William M. Sawyer, Du Quoin; F. O. Sawyer, New orleans. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Purdy and Mrs. F. J. Pence.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at 2525 State street. Burial will be in Nashville, Ill.

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Source: Du Quoin Evening Call, Du Quoin, IL, 26 Oct 1938

City Schools Close at Noon Tomorrow In Tribute to Will M. Sawyer, Board President, Rites at First Presbyterian

Funeral rites for Will M. Sawyer, prominent citizen, business man and president of Du Quoin's city school board of education, who passed away at 1:15 Tuesday afternoon at Marshall Browning Hospital, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church in which he held membership.

Interment will be made in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

The pastor, Rev. William M. Maxton, will officiate.

Members of the school board with whom Mr. Sawyer had been closely associated since his election to the presidency last April, at a special meeting last evening, voted to dismiss school tomorrow afternoon. Members of the board and the entire teaching corps will attend the rites in a body.

It is not an agreeable duty to write that Will Sawyer has gone. But it is a pleasant employment to tell how decent he was, how fair his estimate of men, how wholesome his appreciation of friendships, how numerous his admirers and how nonexistent his enemies.

He was born at Nashville, Illinois, November 1, 1879 and at his sudden and untimely passing was approaching his 59th birthday. His parents were Francis O. and Mary E. Sawyer, among the early residents of that Washington county town. His marriage to Georganna Anderson ocurred at Nashville August 16, 1904.

For a time Mr. Sawyer engaged in business at Equality where he was associated with his brother-in-law, Palmer Anderson. The family afterwards located in Cairo where Mr. Sawyer held a position as traveling salesman for the Denison-Gholson Dry Goods Company, a flourishing concern a quarter of a century ago.

About 20 years ago Mr. Sawyer became identified with the Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co. of St. Louis as their Southern Illinois representative, a connection he held uninterruptedly until his death. During his long service with this firm he formed innumerable friendships among merchants in the territory he so frequently contacted.

His connection with Ely & Walker extended over the years the late Charles M. English, and in later years Frank Sims, since retired and L. W. Proctor were in charge of the Southern Illinois division. There had long been a kindly mutual admiration among theses gentlemen.

Mr. Sawyer's fraternal connections were with the Masons and Elks.

Last April he was persuaded by friends to become a candidate for president of the Du Quoin city school board, his maiden venture in local political or school affairs. He was elected by a gratifying majority, attesting to the esteem of hundreds of friends throughout the city.

Mr. Sawyer's election to this office gave him an opportunity to manifest the enviable traits so pre-eminently a part of his personality. His program of future school activities, cut short by his passing, included formation of a grade school band with a full time director and other progressive moves he was eager to effect.

Will Sawyer will be admired and remembered for his manly traits, perhaps none of which was more genuinely outstanding than his unswerving loyalty to friends, a characteristic he chose to cultivate.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Georganna Anderson Sawyer, three daughters, Mrs. A. F. (Julia) Bulfer of Chicago, Mrs. Robert L. (Helen) Powell of Norfolk, Va., and Miss Lillian Sawyer, at home, two sons, George and Robert Sawyer, associated with their father in the business here that bears their name, one brother, F. O. Sawyer of New Orleans and one sister, Miss Bessie E. J. Sawyer, supervisor of penmanship in the city schools of East St. Louis.

The remains have been taken to the family home, 365 East Poplar, where friends who wish may call up to the hour of the funeral Thursday afternoon. The casket will not be opened at the church.

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Mrs. John Saxton

Mrs. Cullee Saxton, 81, of Genesee RD died Sunday July 30, 1972 in Cole Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born at Mills, August 9, 1890, she was a daughter of Edward and Letitia Hunter Flewellyn. She was the widow of John Saxton who died in 1967.

She had been a resident of Genesee for the past two years and a former resident of Whites Corners.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Hava) Hart and Mrs. Laverna Slocum, both of Genesee and Mrs. Susie Steadman of Galeton; three sons, Howard Saxton and Edward Saxton, both of Whitesville and Bert Saxton, Dundee, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold Flewellyn and Charles Flewellyn, both of Whites Corners.

A funeral and committal service will be held at 1:00 p.m. today at the Wildman Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. Robert Wood, minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Whitesville, officiating. Burial will be in the Whites Corners Cemetery.

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Gerald H. Schaefer, 64, 301 E. Vashon Ave., died Wednesday in Port Angeles. At his request, there will be no services.

Arrangements for cremation were carried out by Ridgeview Chapel.

Mr. Schaefer was born Sept. 7, 1911, in Tacoma to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schaefer.

He married Marjory Cooper who survives at the family home.

Mr. Schaefer served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He retired when he was 55 after serving 30 years in the U.S. Customs Service. He was stationed in Tacoma, Seattle, Northport, Neah Bay and Port Angeles.

He was a past post commander in the American Legion and a charter member and past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1753, Colville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Arnold Schaefer, Tacoma, David Schaefer, Seattle, and Gary Schaefer, Alaska; and brothers, A.L. Schaefer, Federal Way, Arnold Schaefer, Tacoma; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Sienkiewicz, Tacoma.

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Marjory F. Schaefer

PORT ANGELES -- Family and friends of Marjory F. Schaefer, 81, of Port Angeles will have a memorial gathering at 1331 Georgiana at 1 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Schaefer died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997, at home.

She was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Uncas to Stanley R. and Mamie E. (Outman) Cooper. She married Gerald Schaefer during World War II; he died in 1975.

After graduating from Washington State University, she taught school one year, then married. Granddaughter of the first Clallam County sheriff, she moved to Port Angeles in 1960.

Mrs. Schaefer was a member of WSU Alumni Association, Senior Citizen Center, Royal Order of Eagles, Elks and American Association of Retired Persons.

Survivors include sons Gary of Port Angeles, Arnold of Bothel and David of Burien; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Victor N. Schantz, 72, of 202 1/2 Tuscarora Road, Chittenango, died Saturday. Born in Navarino, he was a Chittenango resident for 48 years. He retired in 1989 after 24 years as a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service. He previously worked for 33 years for the former Precision Die Casting, Fayetteville. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Chittenango, and a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Survivors: His wife, Marguerite Sullivan-Schantz of Winter Haven, Fla.; a daughter, Kathleen Delaney of Onondaga Hill; a son, Daniel N. of LaFayette; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango.

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GENEVA -- Arthur Scheb, 57, of 115 High St., died unexpectedly yesterday at his home.

There are no calling hours. A private funeral will be at Beilby's Funeral Home, Walnut Street, Corning.

Mr. Scheb was born in Corning Feb. 18, 1924, the son of Michael F. and Helen Greiner Scheb. He was educated in the Corning schools and graduated from Alfred University.

He was manager of the Rotary Service Station on Routes 5 & 20 for 20 years and been employed by the Finger Lakes Times for the past five years.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly H.; one daughter, Londa VanDusen of Geneva; one son, Michael G. at home; and two grandchildren.

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Lela Brailene Schoenberger

DE SOTO -- Lela Brailene Schoenberger, 77, of 106 S. Ash St. died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Dennis Fager officiating. Burial will be in Elkville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Schoenberger was a homemaker.

She was a Lutheran.

She was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Elkville to Brail and Lela (Newhouse) Reese.

She married Raymond Schoenberger. He survives.

Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Gailan Adams of De Soto; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tery Reese of Du Quoin and Fred Reese of Cambria; one sister, Frances Simons of Carbondale; and a dear friend, Mary Davis of De Soto.

She was preceded in death by one son in infancy, Ronald J. Seibert, one sister, two brothers and her parents.

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GRACE SCHOLLARD, Beloved Mother and Grandmother

ELDRED, Pa.-- Grace A. Schollard, 78, formerly of the Eldred area, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) in the Bradford Nursing Pavilion following a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Bolivar, NY, she was a daughter of Harvey and Daisy Harrington Emerson. On July 2, 1935, in Olean, she married Wilson I. Schollard, who died Jan. 4, 1982.

Mrs. Schollard had attended school in Bolivar and Eldred, where she has been a lifetime resident. She had been employed at the Eldred Munitions Plant during World War II. Later, she worked for many years at the American Olean Tile Company, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Eldred American Legion Auxiliary, where she was a Gold Star Mother. She was an avid bingo player for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, Donna (Lowell) Austin, of Eldred, Sherry (Charles) Godding of Bradford, Patricia Kahle and Gail Newman, both of Chicago; 17 Grandchildren; 39 Great Grandchildren; four Great Great Granchildren; three Great Great Great Grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (Milford) Reed of Port Allegany and Rainy (Miles) Miller of Olean, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Richard H. Schollard, who died May 21, 1965; two brothers, Malcolm Emerson and Wade Emerson; and one sister, Virginia Tompkins.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral and committal services will be held on Friday (Oct. 31, 1997) at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Hartman, pastor of Eldred United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

The family requests memorials be made to The American Cancer Society or the Eldred Ambulance Fund.

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SCHUETTE, Myrle L. -- Passed away March 12, 1991. Survived by one son, Dr. Vernon L. Dixon, Spokane, WA; two grandsons, Mathew E. Dixon, Bellevue, WA and Dr. Michael A. Dixon, Coeur d' Alene, ID; two granddaughters, Patricia L. Fell, Spokane, WA and Linda Proctor, Veradale, WA; ten great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren, one sister, Dorothy R. Williams, Spokane, WA. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 1991 at 10:30 am at BALL & DODD FUNERAL HOME-NORTH, West 5100 Wellesley Avenue, with Rev. Paula Rae McCutchen, officiating. Interment at the Fairmont Memorial Park.

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Mrs. William (Mildred) Scott

Mrs. William (Mildred) Scott, 83 of 248 High St., died this morning at Brown Memorial Hospital of complication following a years illness.

She was born in Belmont, N.Y., Nov. 30, 1891 the daughter of the late George R. and Mattie Outman France and had been a resident of Conneaut for the past 20 years.

Mrs. Scott was a member of the East Conneaut United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) Abbey, with whom she made her home and Mrs. Russell (Carol) Shearman of Casa Grande, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; step, Mrs. Geo. R. France, Jasper, N.Y., half-sister Mrs. John Loper, also of Jasper, N.Y., and a half-brother Robert France of Largo, Florida.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Marc(?) Funeral Home Sunday afternoon 2 to 4 and in the evening 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral aervices will be held at the funeral home Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Tatgenhorst, pastor, East Conneaut United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

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H. Fern Shannon
Battle Creek

H. Fern (Miller) Kahler Shannon, 97, of Battle Creek, died Tuesday, January 2, 1996, in Arrowood Nursing Center.

She was born August 12, 1898, near Athens to Bert and Phebe (Mellen) Miller. She was raised in the Athens area and lived in the Battle Creek area most of her life.

She was employed at Eaton Corp. from May 17, 1943, until retiring August 1, 1961.

She married Leo Kahler on August 31, 1922. He died August 27, 1953. She married Garnet Shannon on October 3, 1970. He died June 9, 1975.

Also preceding her in death were a son, James Ross Kahler in 1994; a granddaughter; brothers, Rollo, Howard, Herbert and George Miller; and a sister, Hazel Rench.

Surviving are daughters, Helda Lee of Tempe, Ariz., Betty Heckman of Battle Creek and Freda Kahler of Marshall; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; and a brother, Lyle Miller of Climax.

Community involvement, hobbies: Member of First Congregational Church. Cherished her time with her grandchildren and family and their activities. Was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, enjoyed dancing and Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show.

Visitation: After 4 p.m. Thursday at Farley-Estes Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. David H. Graham officiating.

Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery, Athens

Memorials: Humane Society - Calhoun Area or the charity of one's choice.

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EDMORE -- Rilla M. Shattuck, 88, of Edmore, died Saturday, May 21, 1988, at Kelsey Memorial Hospital, Lakeview.

She was born Aug. 24, 1899, in Richland Township, the daughter of George and Ora* Guthrie. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Vestaburg.

Mrs. Shattuck was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Borton in 1965, Andrew Shatuck, 1981, and a son, Willis Borton, 1949.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Frances) Claflin, Edmore, Mrs. Marion (Dorothy) Crosby, Mrs. Kenneth (Alice) Graham, both of Vestaburg, Mrs. Dale (Rosemary) Fisher, Sheridan; two sons, Harold and Mary Borton, Stanton, Dale and Gloria Borton, Abingdon, Va.; a brother, Richard Guthrie, Mount Pleasant; two stepsons, Lavene and Erma Shattuck, Remus; Grant and Ula Shattuck, Wisconsin; 31 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stebbins-McCullough Funeral Chapel, Edmore, with burial in Richland Township Cemetery, Vestaburg. The Rev. Grant Shattuck and the Rev. Lavene Shattuck will officiate.

Friends may call at the chapel today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.

*Should be Cora

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Mrs. Anna Edna Shipley, 91, of Hermann died Monday at the Hermann Area Hospital after a lingering illness.

Services will be held at the Blumer Chapel here this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. J. A. Slover officiating. Interment will be in the Hermann Cemetery.

Born June 6, 1885 at DeSoto, she was the daughter of Newton Outman and LeAnn Tolliver. In 1921, in St. Louis, she married Chas. W. Shipley, who was formerly superintendent of the International Show Company here. He died in 1961. She was a member of the Hermann United Methodist Church and the Riverview Chapter, O.E.S.

There are no immediate survivors.

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Margaret R. Sisson of Bolivar

BOLIVAR -- Margaret R. Sisson, 92, of 81 Olean St. died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, following a lengthy illness.

Born Oct. 2, 1910, in Millport, Pa., she was a daughter of Clayton R. and Hazel Bailey Lawton. She was married to Guy Sisson, who predeceased her in 1957.

Mrs. Sisson was a nurses aide at the Olean General Hospital for many years prior to her retirement.

Surviving are a son-in-law, Howard Ladndries of Bolivar; five grandsons, Stephen Landries of Bolivar, Gregory Landries of Olean, Brian Landries of Angelica, Allyn Paffie of Washington state and Jeff Paffie of Florida; two sisters, Elizabeth (Bud) Freaney of Hinsdale and Beatrice (Burdett) west of Millport; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a stepmother, Helen Lawton; two daughters, Hazel Landries, and Mary Lou Paffie; and two brothers, Manford Lawton and Charles Lawton.

Friends called Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar, where funeral and committal services were held Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at 2 p.m. The Rev. Larry Smith, pastor of the Bolivar United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in West Genesee Cemetery, Obi.

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Richland, Wash.

Murray Elmer Smith was born June 3, 1914, at Rose Prairie, Oklahoma, the fifth child of eight children born to Jake and Laza Smith.

He died October 28, 2003, in the arms of his wife, Helen. It was their 57th wedding anniversary day.

They married October 28, 1946, at the Central United Protestant Church in Richland.

They lived in Pryor, Oklahoma, for 2 years before returning to Richland.

Murray worked at Hanford for various contractors for 30 years.

In 1979, he retired at age 65. They moved to Tenino, WA, for a period of 15 years, then were drawn back to Richland by family. Murray and Helen raised two children, Patricia Mullins and Kenneth Smith.

Murray loved hunting and fishing.

He served his country with honor during World War II with the 4th Armored Division. He was wounded twice, got his feet frozen, and spent 6 months in the Army hospital in England.

He received the Good Conduct medal, two EAME Service Ribbons, three Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. He was proud of his part, but he wouldn't talk about it.

He leaves behind his wife, Helen of their home; daughter, Patricia Mullins; sons, Kenneth Smith; daughter-in-law, Sheila Smith; granddaughter, Chelsea and husband, Sean Sunday; and grandson Kyle Smith, all of Richland; two granddaughters, Chaney Smith and Jessica Mullins of Seattle; a niece, Georga Lack and family of Kent, WA; a great-grandson, Cohen Sunday and a soon-to-be-born great-granddaughter.

He is also survived by his brother, Carl Smith and family of Pryor and many nieces and nephews in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and elsewhere.

Murray and Helen often took foster children under their wings. They kept in touch with three -- two girls and a boy -- brother and sisters.

Shella Davenport of North Dakota will take part in the service for Murray on Monday, November 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. in the Seventh-day Adventist Church on McMurray in Richland.

Interment with military honors will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens on the By-Pass Highway in Richland.

Viewing wil be at Einan's Funeral Home from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Express your thoughts and memories in the online Guest Book at www.einansfuneralhome.com under the obituary section.

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Pearl Smith

SAN PABLO - Services for Pearl Smith, a housewife and 74-year local resident, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Schmidt and Dixon (Richmond Funeral Home).

A native of Keswick, Calif., Mrs. Smith lived in San Pablo and died there Sunday. She was 77.

The Rev. J. Palmer Watson will officiate. Burial will be at Rolling Hills Memorial Park.

Funeral Notice taken from the same page:

SMITH: In San Pablo, California, September 28, 1980. Pearl Smith, a resident of San Pablo for 74 years. Wife of the late Ray Smith. Loving sister of Gladys Schwartz of San Francisco and Anna Urquhart of Berkeley. Also survived by 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A member of American War Mothers Chapter No. 4; American Legion Auxiliary No. 10; and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary No. 76. A native of Keswick, California, aged 77 years.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday, October 2, 1980 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of SCHMIDT & DIXON (Richmond Funeral Home), Macdonald Ave. at 38th St., Richmond, California. Rev. J. Palmer Watson of MacArthur Community Baptist Church officiating. Interment Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond. Family prefers expresions of sympathy in her memory to the Hanna Boys Center, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, California 95476. Visiting hours until 9 p.m. For further information please telephone 235-6226.

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Virginia L. Smith 1927 - 2005

EMPORIA - Virginia L. Smith, 77, Emporia and formerly of Kansas City, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Holiday Resort Care Center.

She was born June 13, 1927, in Paola, the daughter of Charles and Hazel Outman Vierth. She grew up in Chanute and attended schools here.

She was a homemaker and member of Christian Women's Club in Emporia and Kansas City and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority in Kansas City.

On April 11, 1948, she married Robert Smith in Chanute. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Linda Hoffman, Petaluma, Calif.; a son, David T. Smith, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Doris Krone, Emporia, and Jeanne Antweiler, Lenexa; and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Flint Hills Christian Church, Emporia, led by Pastor Ken Burns. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery, Erie. No services will take place at burial.

Memorials to Holiday Resort Care Center may be sent to the funeral home.

Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 808 West 12th Avenue, Emporia, KS 66801, is in charge of arrangements.

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Carl G. Snyder, 75, of 37 Echo St., was pronounced dead Sunday at Community Hospital, where he was taken after being stricken while driving his car.

Snyder was born in Fulton and came to Battle Creek more than 50 years ago. He was employed for 32 years by the Carton & Container Division of General Foods and for many years was a foreman. He retired in 1963.

Snyder was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Post 25-Year Club. He was a member and treasurer of the Lakeview Senior Citizens Club and had been an avid bowler and golfer. He was a member of the Majors Bowling League.

Snyder is survived by his widow, the former Marion Cramer. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1969. Snyder also is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Akers of 1062 Hickory Road, Fine Lake; a son, Ronald K. Snyder of 427 Glendale Ave.; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and sisters, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Lehr of Athens, Mrs. Irene Wetters of Bay City, and Mrs. David (Lucille) Wilson of Seymour, Ind.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Farley Funeral Home.

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SNYDER, Mrs. Lavina
Fulton, Mich. --

Age 79, passed away in the Battle Creek Nursing Home, Saturday evening after a lingering illness. Mrs. Snyder was born September 4, 1875 in Athens Township, daughter of George and Polly Wilcox Outman and had lived in and around Fulton most of her life. She was a member of the Fulton Ladies Guild. Mrs. Snyder was married September 15, 1891, in Athens to Luzerne Snyder, who passed away in 1948. Those who survive are: one son, Carl of Battle Creek; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Lehr of Athens, Mrs. David Wilson of Battle Creek and Mrs. Roy Wetters of Bay City; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Burk & Hoag Funeral Home, Climax, until Tuesday noon. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Fulton Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. Floyd Cramer officiating. Burial in North Fulton Cemetery.

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Ex-School Board Head

Ronald K. Snyder, 51, of 427 Glendale Ave., former longtime member of the Pennfield Board of Education, died Monday shortly after his arrival at Leila Hospital. He was at work at Horner-Coppin Co., when he was stricken and taken by ambulance to the hospital.

He was born in Battle Creek, graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1949 and from Michigan State University in 1953. He was in the ROTC program in college and after graduation entered the Air Force with the rank of lieutenant. He was stationed on Guam.

He had been employed in sales by Horner-Coppin the past year, and earlier had been engaged in Real Estate sales.

He first was elected to the Pennfield Board in 1964 as a write-in candidate to fill an unexpired term, and remained on the board until the spring of 1977, when he declined to run again. He had held several offices on the board and twice was elected president.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church, where he formerly served on the church council and school staff, and was a former member and president of the Battle Creek Exchange Club.

Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Garriott; his mother, Mrs. Marion Snyder of 37 Echo St.; daughters, Carol Parker of Kalamazoo, and Kathy Snyder of Westland; sons, Jeffrey of Grand Rapids, James of Battle Creek, and Scott Snyder, at home; and a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Barbara) Akers of Fine Lake.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Farley Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to First Congregational Church or to the American Heart Association.

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GLADYS STAWICKI, 82, Festus, died July 6 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was born March 29, 1905 in Leadwood, MO, the daughter of Willard and Mary (nee Roubidoux) Rowe. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alex Stawicki.

Survivors include four daughters; June Olsen, Las Vegas, Nev.; Ruth Hodge, St. Louis; Shirley Meuhlman, Auxvasse, MO and Norma Pullen, Festus; three brothers, Harlan Rowe, Arnold; Charles Rowe, House Springs and John Rowe, High Ridge; four sisters, Thelma Hickman, Dittmer; Angalee Sandidge, Florida; and Alma Collin and Ruby Isbell, both of St. Louis; 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are by Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Danner officiating. Interment will be in St. Louis Memorial Gardens.

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Harold E. Sterenberg

Harold E. Sterenberg, 73, 302 S. Hannah, Mt. Morris, died May 15.

He was born Nov. 16, 1927, in Round Grove, son of Richard and Katie Wiersema Sterenberg. He married Marcia Crawford June 22, 1957, in Mt. Morris.

He was employed in the press room at Kable Printing Company, Mt. Morris, from 1961-1978, then he worked as a custodian at the Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, financial institutions, Mt. Morris Senior Center, and Medical offices. He also had many odd jobs.

He was a lifetime Ogle and Whiteside Counties resident.

He was a member of Disciples United Methodist Church, Local #124, Mt. Morris Senior Center, United Methodist Men, Sunday School Superintendent, Methodist Choir and several church committees.

He graduated from Polo High School Class of 1946 and attended Central College in Pella, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife Marcia Sterenberg, Mt. Morris; daughters, Cheryl (Todd) Johnson, Streamwood; Julie Sterenberg, Clinton; grandchildren David and Cara Johnson, Streamwood; sisters, Alene Hainricks, Sterling; Annabelle (John) Ditzler, Polo; Henrietta (Merrill) Noakes, Seattle, Wash. He was preceded in death by one son, David; three brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services were held May 19 at Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, with the Rev. Nancy Rethford officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Dixon.

A memorial has been established to the Disciples United Methodist Church.

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Julia B. (Outman) Stevens

Julia B. Stevens, 88, of Fine Lake died Sunday March 11, 2012 at Bronson Battle Creek. She was born on October 15, 1923 in Battle Creek to Carl Ray and Lena (Griffin) Outman. Julia married Floyd Stevens on May 16, 1941 in Angola, IN; he preceded her in death on June 16, 1967. She was employed by the Kellogg Company for several years. Julia is survived by sons, Gary L. (Loralee) Stevens, of Delton, John A. (Michele) Stevens, of Battle Creek, a daughter, Linda C. Smead, of Ceresco, 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, a brother, Robert (Ginny) Outman, sisters, Ethel Camp, Dortha (Robert) Whitman, and Gladys Van Wormer. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Sondra J. Pacheco and Brenda K. Hill, a son-in-law, Philip J. Smead, one granddaughter, Julie Stevens, two brothers Carl Jr. and Donald Outman. Julia enjoyed growing plants, gardening, feeding the birds, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1pm Friday March 16, 2012 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hickory Cemetery, Hickory Corners, MI. Family will receive friends from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm Thursday March 15, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or American Legion Post #484 in Hickory Corners

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Dr. Sylvester K. Stevens, 69, 20 Center Drive, Camp Hill, Pa. formerly of this area, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan 16, 1974 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. A noted state historian, Dr. Stevens was born in Harrison Valley, on July 10, 1904, the son of Herbert C. and Anna Outman Stevens and was graduated in 1922 from Harrison Valley High School. He authored such work as a four-volume study titled Pennsylvania: The Heritage of a Commonwealth published in December 1968 and the 1964 Pennsylvania: Birthplace of a Nation. Besides his writings, Dr. Stevens was professionally identified with the PHMC (Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission) for a period of 30 years, retiring in January 1972. For 19 of those years, beginning in 1937, when he went to Harrisburg from the Department of History faculty at Penn State, he served as Pennsylvania State Historian. In 1972, Dr. Stevens was named to the Governor's Committee of 100,000 Pennsylvanians, a non-profit, non partisan citizens' group organized in 1963 to promote economic growth in Pennsylvania. In 1956 he was named executive director of all PHMC staff and field operations which included the Lumber Museum at Denton Hill, near Galeton. Dr. Stevens was instrumental in initiating the project for location in Potter County. A member of the Grace Lutheran Church, he was an executive director of the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission during the construction and opening of the William Penn Museum. He is survived by wife, Crescence M. Stevens, son, James H. Stevens, State College, Pa three grandchildren; Mrs. Betty Stevens Howland of Gaines, a cousin. Funeral was Saturday Jan 19, at 2 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church Highland Park, the Rev. C. Arthur Neal, the Rev. Raymond Jones, and the Rev. D. J. Van Etter officiating. Burial was in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.

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Final Rites For Stoddard

Fulton -- Albert J. Stoddard, 61, former resident of this city died Saturday at his home in Middletown, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted here Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the J. A. Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Albert Abbott, pastor of State Street Methodist Church. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery.

Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Maysel Stoddard, are two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Kalal of Buffalo and Mrs. L. M. Johnson, of Middletown; two brothers, Harvey Stoddard of Clyde & Andrew Stoddard of Fair Haven; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Graham & Mrs. Irving Wolford of Jacksonville; also three grandchildren.

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STODDARD - Bert Ira Stoddard of 380 West Walnut, passed away Nov. 7, 1965. A native of New York, he had been a resident of this vicinity the past 62 years. He was a Past Patron of Pasadena Eastern Star No. 108, a member of Pasadena Corona Lodge No. 272 F. & A.M. Pasadena Scottish Rite, V.F.W. Lt. Kenneth Bell Post 1053. Survived by his wife, Minnie Maude Stoddard; daughter, Mrs. Barbara Chapman of Alamos, Mexico; a granddaughter, Mrs. Anita Guenther of Pasadena; a grandson, Marshall Forbes; a great-granddaughter, Deborah Forbes and great-grandson, Scott Forbes, all of West Covina. Services will be held Thursday Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home, 415 East Orange Blvd. Conducted by Pasadena Masonic Masonic Bodies. Entombment, Pasadena Mausoleum.

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FAIR HAVEN - Andrew D. Stoddard, 86, of Fair Haven, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Sennett Infirmary, where he had been a patient eight months.

A native of Hannibal, Mr. Stoddard formerly resided in Syracuse. He was a Carpenter and Contractor until his retirement, and was a member of the Congregational Church in Syracuse. He was a son of Andrew and Heather* Halstead Stoddard.

Surviving are his widow, Anna, of Fair Haven; a son, Raymond of Wooster, Ohio; three foster sons, William B. McGee of New York City; Tony Rosetti of Wolcott and Edward Brown of Syracuse; three grandchildren, Bradley A. of Baltimore, Md., Suzanne of Chicago, Ill., and Rosemary of Wooster, Ohio; three great grandchildren, Michael Bradley, Scott Patrick and Elizabeth Emily; and several nieces and nephews.

A service was held Friday, Jan. 27 at the Becker Funeral Home in Red Creek with burial in Mt. Adnah Cemetery at Fulton.

*Should be "Hettie" Halstead

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FAIR HAVEN - Mrs. Anna Stoddard, 78, died Thursday morning, June 20, at her home.

She was born in Hannibal, the daughter of Charles and Rosepa Palmer Pettit. She resided in Hannibal for many years until she moved to Fair Haven several years ago.

Surviving are a son, Raymond Stoddard of Wooster, Ohio; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two foster sons, Tony Rosetta of Savannah and Edward Brown of Syracuse.

Services were held Saturday at the Becker Funeral Home, Red Creek. Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

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Source: The Syracuse Herald newspaper, Syracuse, NY, November 27, 1923 edition:

Miss Florence A. Klaisle, 18 of 113 Spring St. & Mrs. Arabella Stoddard, 65 of 1419 Madison St. are dead as the result of automobile accidents in Syracuse Streets last night.

Mrs. Arabella Stoddard died instantly when struck by the car operated by Herbert Monty, Three Rivers, at East Genesee & Bassett Streets at 5:30 o'clock last night.

Monty said he saw the moving form directly in front of the car & although he acted instantly to stop the car, it was too late. Mrs. Stoddard had been knocked to the pavement & the front wheels had passed over her body. She was pronounced dead by Dr. Israel Herman, 310 East Genesee St., who arrived within minutes.

Mrs. Stoddard's daughter said her mother was returning from her work at Syracuse University Fraternity House.

Source: The Syracuse Herald newspaper, Syracuse, NY, November 28, 1923 edition:

Radio Flashes To Son News of Mother's Death.

Reads Account of Fatal Motor Accident Broadcast to Philadelphia.

In Time for Funeral.

Mrs. Arabella Stoddard's Body is Taken to Fulton for Burial.

Radio accounts of the death of Mrs. Arabella Stoddard, 65 of 1419 Madison Street, killed by an automobile at East Genesee & Bassett Streets early Monday night, reached one son whose address was unknown to relatives. Frederick H. Stoddard, working nights in a Philadelphia woolen mill, read the account of his mother's death as he started for work at 5 o'clock last night.

Within five hours after the accident, Carl Woese, Syracuse University Engineering Student, who sends out the Sunday night sermons of Rev. Dr. Bernard C. Clausen from Radio Station WFAB and McBride St., had broadcast full accounts of the accident & told how the two sons whose addresses were unknown, Frederick H. & Orrie Stoddard, might communicate with Syracuse relatives.

Frederick Stoddard, who arrived this morning said, "on my way to work last night I saw the account of my mother's death in a newspaper as broadcast by Mr. Woese. Without waiting to eat, I went to the mills & told the foreman my mother had been killed."

Telegrams from acquaintances in the vicinity of New York show that before wire accounts of the tragedy were received, radio fans had communicated with the newspaper of the account received by them from Mr. Woese's station. No word has been received from Orrie Stoddard, the son who graduated as a professor of Chemistry from Columbia University & was thought to be teaching near Metropolis.

The Rev. C. L. Meyers conducted funeral services at the home, 1419 Madison St. at 1 o'clock today & W. A. Drinkwine took the body to Fulton for burial.

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Source: The Fulton Times newspaper, Fulton, NY, March 9, 1910 edition:


Chena O. Stoddard, aged 56, a former tower boss in the Oswego Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, committed suicide on Friday at the home of his half sister, Mrs. H. Monta, in Buffalo Street, by drinking Carbolic Acid. He had returned from a visit in Meriden the day previous and when he asked for his old position, it had been filled in his unexplained absence. He soon commenced drinking and at 4 p.m. on Friday passed over the divide by the Carbolic Acid route. Mrs. Monta, as soon as she heard the dying man's groans, called Mr. Joy, who labored without avail until 6 p.m., to save his life. The body was taken to Undertaker E. S. Brown's rooms, Coroner Marsh's verdict being that death was caused by acid, self administered.

A widow with whom the deceased has not lived in four years, one brother, Amos, of Meriden; one sister, Mrs. Halstead, of Jordan, and four half sisters survive.

The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev. Dr. Cornwell officiating.

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Source: The Albuquerque Morning Journal newspaper, Albuquerque, NM, April 12, 1908 edition:

Claude Stoddard of Fulton, N.Y., who has been in Albuquerque for some time for the benefit of his health, died Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at his home. The remains will be taken to the family home today by the wife and mother of the deceased who were with him at the end. Mr. Stoddard was a member of Fulton Lodge No. 830 B.P.O.E. and of Hiram Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Fulton.

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Burial Wednesday

Services will be Wednesday for Donald J. Stoddard, 37, of Bartlett Ave., Liverpool, who was killed Friday in a two-car accident on Route 81 near Brewerton.

A native of Syracuse, Mr. Stoddard resided in Liverpool seven years. He was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carol Potts Stoddard; two daughters, Mary Ann & Christina; a son, Timothy; his mother, Mrs. Grace Stoddard of Sandy Creek; two sisters, Mrs. William Landers & Mrs. Lee Trombly, both of Sandy Creek; and a brother, Thomas Stoddard, stationed with the Navy in Cypress.

Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Maurer Funeral Home, Liverpool and at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Liverpool. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dewitt.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

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Earl Stoddard; Was Attendant In State Court

Earl W. Stoddard, 85, formerly of 216 Briarcliffe Road, DeWitt, died Wednesday at Hallmark Nursing Center, Minoa, after a long illness.

Mr. Stoddard was a life resident of the Syracuse area. He retired after 13 years as a Court Attendant with the New York State Supreme Court. His last appointment was for Judge Frank DelVechio and Judge Clifford Searle. Mr. Stoddard previously was a rural route deliveryman for 18 years with the Hearld-Journal.

Mr. Stoddard was a member of Onondaga Lodge 802, F&AM.

Surviving are his wife, the former Leona K. Sorg; two daughters, Shirley Fleming of Clay and Patricia Larosche of East Syracuse; three sons, Bruce and Jack, both of East Syracuse, and Erle of Marcellus; a sister, Ada Filer of Sanborn; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at Delaney & Greabell Funeral Home, East Syracuse, at a time to be announced. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 241 Kinne St. Masonic services will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to charity.

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Source: The Syracuse Herald newspaper, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, Sunday, September 25, 1932 edition

STODDARD - In this City, September 23, 1932, Edna Stoddard, widow of John H. Stoddard. She leaves six daughters; Mrs. Charles Sullivan, Mrs. William Thorpe of Buffalo, Mrs. Earl Hooper, Mrs. Harold Granish, Mrs. Albert Wood & Mrs. Donald Filer; two sons, Earl & John; her mother, Ada Hopkins; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Carr & Mrs. Florence Kinney; a brother, John Watts. Funeral from the home of her daughter, 301 Ridgewood Drive, Monday at 1:30 at the house & Lowell Avenue Baptist Church at 2:30. Friends invited. Interment at Baldwinsville.

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WOOSTER - Elaine G. (McAnaney) Stoddard, 84, 200 S. Market St., died Thursday, June 25, at Wayne County Care Center.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Bill Lofgren officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lombardi Cancer Research Center, in care of Georgetown University Medical Center, 3700 Reservoir Road, Washington, D.C. 20050.

She was born January 7, 1914 in Wooster to Harry W. and Plessie G. (Shoup) McAnaney Sr., and married Raymond P. Stoddard on April 10, 1937. He died in 1985.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wooster and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Natalie Stoddard of Washington, D.C., daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Gordon Berg of Portland, Ore., and Rose and Mark Kowalski of Seattle; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and sisters, Virginia Shultz and Betty Brinkerhoff, both of Wooster.

In addition to her husband, a sister, Lillian Rayland and a brother, Harry McAnaney Jr., died previously.

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Source: The Fulton Times newspaper, Fulton, Oswego Co., New York:
From the June 10, 1903 edition:

Winifred S. Taft and Frederick F. Stoddard
While on a Fishing Expediton, are Killed
By Lightning

The shocking intelligence of the tragic death of Frederick F. Stoddard and Winifred S. Taft has just been received at this office.

It is learned that both men went fishing on Lake Neahtawanta yesterday afternoon. When the severe electric storm came up they went ashore, and taking their boat with them, turned it bottom side up, tilting it against a tree and using it as a shelter from the rain. This was between North Bay and Stony Point, almost immediately back of the Charles Case place.

The prolonged absence of Mr. Taft alarmed his son, Mr. Ovid Taft, who started out to find him. The boat was found in the position described; the top branches of the tree were shattered by lightning and the gruesome discovery was made of the bodies of both men, in a sitting posture under the boat, their eyes wide open, one with a pipe in his mouth, both dead. The summons had been instantaneous, although no marks on the bodies were visible. The shock to the son of the deceased may be faintly imagined, but it cannot be described.

Winifred S. Taft was a mason by occupation, a deputy sheriff and a member of Hiram Lodge, F and A M. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Orrin Bogardus, and a son. Fred F. Stoddard had only recently recovered from quite a serious illness. He is survived by a wife and son.

From the June 17, 1903 edition:


The funeral services over the remains of Frederick F. Stoddard, aged 54, were held from his late home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. G. R. Foster officiating. The deceased was born in Granby and had resided in this vicinity nearly all his life, although he had been an extensive traveller. The funeral was largely attended, the members of the Bricklayer's Union and the Select Knights attending in a body. The floral tributes were in abundance and most beautiful. Music was furnished by a quarteete composed of Mrs. William Moon, Miss Maude Newell and Messrs. George B. Fairman and H. Pollard. Interment was made in Mount Adnah. The deceased is survived by his widow and one son, Mr. Claude Stoddard, to whom the sympathy of the community goes out in their sad bereavement.

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Word has been received of the death of Frederick Fayette Stoddard of Towson, MD., who had lived in Syracuse many years.

Services were conducted Saturday at the Cook-Brooks Funeral Home in Towson. Burial was in nearby Pikesville, MD.

Mr. Stoddard was a graduate of Syracuse University and a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was employed by the John Deere Co. in Syracuse and also by Syracuse Supply Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stoddard; a daughter, and a brother, Donald Althouse of Colorado.


Suddenly on November 21, 1974, Frederick F., beloved husband of Elizabeth B. Stoddard (nee Bailey), devoted father of Mrs. Susan Gay Michaels, brother* of Donald Althouse of Boulder, Colorado, grandfather of Albert H. Michaels III.

Services in Wm. Cook-Brooks Funeral Home, 1050 York road (Beltway exit 26S) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery. Family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

* should be half-brother.

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Source: The Pasadena Star News, Pasadena, CA, April 28, 1944 edition, page 17

STODDARD -- Frederick H. Stoddard, 382 West Walnut Street, passed away at his home, April 27, 1944. A native of Granby, N.Y., he had been a resident of Pasadena more than 25 years. He was a member of East Gate Lodge, F. & A.M. No. 290, Loas Angeles and is survived by one brother, Bert Stoddard; and two nieces, Barbara Forbes and Virginia Menesee*, all of Pasadena. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Memory Chapel of Ives & Warren Company, 100 North Hill Avenue. Rev. George A. Warmer, officiating. Interment, Sawtelle National Cemetery.

* Should be Menefee

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Services for Frederick "Jake" Stoddard, 87, a former resident of 1207 Almond St., who died June 30 at Loretto Geriatric Center, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Monumental Grove Cemetery, Meridian.

Calling hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 4612 S. Salina St.

A native of Ira, Mr. Stoddard moved to Syracuse in 1945. He retired as a warehouseman with A&P Warehouse.

Mr. Stoddard was a member of Local 317, Teamsters Union.

Surviving are two daughters, Lila Wright and June Molgano, both of Syracuse; a son, Frederick W. of Syracuse; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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Frederick Stoddard, 76, of Kinne Road, DeWitt, died September 11, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center.

Born in Warners, he retired after 38 years with New York Telephone and also was former owner of Stoddard Lanes, Minoa.

Mr. Stoddard was a former member of the Minoa Fire Department, where he served as secretary and treasurer. He also served as secretary and treasurer for several area bowling leagues. He was a member of Fremont Lanes Community Men's Bowling League and the New York Telephone Pioneers. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Frances; two daughters, Terry Duncan of Memphis, Tenn. and Mary Lacona of Clifton Park; three stepdaughters, Sharyn Day and Jackie Brennen, both of Kirkville and Mary Frigon of Minoa; four sons, Charles of Bridgeport, Larry of Syracuse, Gary of Minoa and James of Manlius; four stepsons, William Raynor and Kevin Raynor, both of San Antonio, Texas, Robert Raynor of East Syracuse and Timothy Raynor of Newark, Del.; 29 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Russell H. Schepp & Son Funeral Home, 109 East Ave., Minoa. Burial was in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Dewitt.

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PULASKI - Grace M. Stoddard, 64, of Springbrook Apts., died last night in the Home of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Watertown.

She was the widow of John D. Stoddard.

Mrs. Stoddard was born in Syracuse and was educated in the Syracuse schools.

She had resided in Syracuse, Brewerton and Sandy Creek, before moving to Pulaski in May 1978.

Mrs. Stoddard was a member of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church, Lacona, and was a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Trombly and Mrs. Donna Landers, both of Sandy Creek; a son, Thomas Stoddard of Glendale, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Bookman, Mrs. Frances Adcook and Mrs. Muriel Money, all of Syracuse; three brothers, Thomas, Arthur and John Welch, all of Syracuse; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home, 8192 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek, and at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Lacona. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

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Source: The Syracuse Herald newspaper, Syracuse, New York, June 3, 1924, page 15:


John H. Stoddard, 201 Pine Street died yesterday at Sonyea after a long illness. An injury suffered while in the employ of the Crucible Steel Company five years ago was an indirect cause, according to members of the family. Surviving are two sons, Earl and John Stoddard; six daughters, Mrs. Bernice Wavle, Mrs. Earl Hooper, Mrs. Harold Grames* and Edna and Ida Stoddard and Mrs. Margaret Thorpe, Los Angeles. Funeral services will be conducted at the home and half an hour later at the Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

* Should be Granish

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STODDARD -- Died at her home at Jacksonville, Feb. 23d, Miss Hettie Halstead Stoddard, aged 90 years. Surviving are three sons, Andrew, of Syracuse, Harvey, Red Creek, and Albert of Middletown, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Walford, Jacksonville and Mrs. Grace Graham, South Butler; three brothers, Ted Halstead, Fulton and C. Halstead and William Halstead, Granby; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Carey of Granby and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from the home Saturday afternoon and interment made in Merritt Cemetery.

The deceased had been in ill health since Feb. 9th when she suffered a fractured hip in a fall at her home.

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Mrs. Mary Stoddard passed away Sunday March 25 in Auburn. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. in the Cornish Funeral Parlors, Meridian with Rev. R.S. Komp officiating. She is survived by four children; Orrie Stoddard and Mrs. Amy Countryman of Auburn, Fred Stoddard of Syracuse and Mrs. Raymond Leavitt of North Evans, N.Y.; ten grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Hamscher, Mrs. Carl Dunham, Mrs. Clarence Tabor, Miss Lila Stoddard, Miss June Stoddard, William Stoddard, Thomas Stoddard, Frederick Stoddard, Jr., Frederick Stoddard and Clayton Countryman; two step granchildren, and three step great grandchildren.

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STODDARD- In this City, May 27, 1941, Mrs. Mary L. Stoddard of 907 Ackerman Avenue. Survived by a Grandson Frederick F.; a Great Granddaughter, Susan Stoddard; two nephews, Elmo M. Royce of Watkins Glen; Gail W. Royce of California; a niece, Miss Lillian Hill of Needrow. Member of Elizabeth Chapter O.E.S of Fulton; Court of Amaranth of Fulton and First Congregational Church of Fulton. Services Thursday at 11 a.m. at Welter Funeral Home. Burial Mount Adnah, Fulton. Friends may call Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. Maysel Stoddard

Fulton -- Services for Mrs. Maysel Stoddard, former Fulton area resident, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Young & Son Funeral Home, with Rev. J. Harold Riggle, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery.

Mrs. Stoddard, widow of Albert J. Stoddard, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Kalal, Akron, Ohio, following a short illness.

She was born in Jacksonville. She made her home in the Fulton area before moving some years ago to Middletown, Ohio.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kalal and Mrs. L. M. Johnson of Doraville, GA; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. L. M Frost, Mrs. Lola Wells, & Mrs. A. Gerard of Fulton and Mrs. John Allen of Cato; a brother, John Palmer in Fulton & several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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STODDARD -- Minnie Maude Stoddard of 380 W. Walnut passed away Dec. 24, 1965, at a local hospital. She was a native of Ohio, had been a resident of this vicinity for the past 50 years. Member of the First Methodist Church and the Pasadena Eastern Star No. 108. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Chapman of Mexico, a granddaughter, Mrs. Anita Guenther, Pasadena; grandson, Marshall Forbes, West Covina; a great-granddaughter, Deborah Forbes; and a great-grandson, Scott Forbes, West Covina. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 31, 3 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home, 415 E. Orange Grove Blvd., conducted by Dr. Claude A. Smith and member of the Pasadena OES No. 108. Entombment Pasadena Mousoleum.

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Funeral services for Orris Stoddard of 52 Mattie St., Auburn, were conducted last Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Jewell Funeral Home in Meridian. Mr. Stoddard died Sunday night in the Cayuga County Infirmary in Sennett, where he had been a patient for five months. Rev. Oscar J. Jelsma pastor of the Cato Union Church officiated. Burial will be made in the Meridian Monumental Cemetery in the spring.

A long time resident of Meridian, he was born August 25, 1888 the son of Amos and Mary Austin Stoddard. He lived in Conquest for several years before moving to Auburn. He was employed by the Cayuga County Highway Department for over 20 years as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 1957, and has been in poor health since that time.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Stoddard of Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Dunham of Auburn and Mrs. Clarence Taber of Cato; a brother, Fred Stoddard of Syracuse; a sister, Mrs. Raymond Lavitt of Arcade and seven grandchildren.

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Raymond P. Stoddard

Raymond P. Stoddard, 77, of Townview Terrace Apartments, Apt. 308, 200 S. Market St., Wooster, died early this morning at the Wayne County Care Center.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church with Dr. Frank Marlett officiating.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by McIntire Funeral Home.

He was born in 1907 in Sterling, NY., to Andrew D. and Anna B. Pettit Stoddard.

He attended schools in Fulton, N.Y., and later moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where he graduated from high school and the Spencerian Business College. He attended The College of Wooster in 1932 and 1933 and later enlisted in the U.S. Army.

He married Elaine McAnaney on April 10, 1937. She survives.

During World War I, he was in the Army Reserve. He also was in the Ohio State Guard. He was employed at Republic Steel in Massillon and the Fabricators.

He became supervisor for Conway Construction while the Wooster Water Works and Apple Creek Institution were enlarged. He also had worked for Borg Warner in the metallurgy department.

He was employed at Wooster Community Hospital from 1972 until his retirement. He was responsible for the necessary research in Walnut Street School and its being declared a landmark.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and Ebenezer Masonic Lodge #33 F & AM. He also devoted time to Boy Scout Troop #62.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Bradley A. Stoddard of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Suzanne) Berg of Wheaton, Ill., and Mrs. Mark (Rosemary) Kowalski of Northfield, Minn.; and six grandchildren.

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formerely of Genesee, Pa.

COUDERSPORT; Pa. - Mary Jean Stone, 67, formerly of Genesee, died Friday (March 30, 2001) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born Dec. 28, 1933, in Genesee, she was a daughter of Hubert and Nettie Button Outman. Mrs. Stone was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident.

Surviving are four sons, Michael Graves of Wilkes-Barre, Timothy Graves of Bradford, Edward Easterling of Genesee and Kenneth Graves of Phoenix, Ariz.; five daughters, Kathy Graves of Cypress Circle, Fla., Brenda Graves of Genesee, Cheryl Frost of Genesee, Candice Stone of Ocala, Fla., and Christa Stone of Genesee; 20 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; three brothers, Urvil Outman and Harold Outman, both of Genesee, and Edward Outman of Wellsville, NY; three sisters, Alberta Grover of Genesee, Anna Miller of Clyde, NY and Pauline Haskins of Parker, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday (April 2, 2001) at noon in the funeral home. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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The Funeral of Amos Charles Stroupe, 82, of 302 Fillmore, De Soto, will be at 11 o'clock Tuesday, August 20 in a chapel of Mahn Funeral Home with the Rev. C.C. McKinnon officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn.

Mr. Stroupe died August 17, 1974 at Mt. View Nursing Home, Festus, of an apparent stroke. He had been ill about a year.

Born July 30, 1892, in Jefferson County, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroupe.

He was a resident of Jefferson County all his life and was a retired employee of PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Crystal City, MO).

Mr. Stroupe was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, De Soto and the Knights of Pythias.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mable Armstrong, and two grandchildren, Robert Stroupe and Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Wall, all of De Soto, a sister, Mrs. Edgar (Jesse) Danz of Crystal City and three great grandchildren.

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Services for Mrs. Mabel Stroupe, Court Drive, were held Wednesday morning in a chapel of Mahn Funeral Home with the Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn.

Mrs. Stroupe died Monday, Feb. 9, 1981, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient about a week and a half. She was 87.

She was born Oct. 18, 1893, in Salina, Kansas, and was the daughter of Edwin and Alice Rudd Armstrong. Her husband, Amos Stroupe, died in 1976. They were married in 1912.

Mrs. Stroupe had lived in Jefferson County most of her life and was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

She is survived by grandchildren, Shirley Wall and Robert Stroupe and great-grandchildren, Kimm Wall and Gay and Rodney Stroupe.

A son, Woodrow Stroupe, preceded her in death.

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W. H. Stroupe Burial Tuesday
Elks Service Tonight for Past Exalted Ruler

Funeral services for Woodrow Howard Stroupe, 51, De Soto, will be tomorrow, Tuesday at 11 a.m., in a chapel of Mahn Funeral Home, with the Rev. H. Jared Taylor, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, De Soto, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

De Soto Elks Lodge 659 will have services tonight at 8 p.m. Members will participate in the service.

Mr. Stroupe died of Cancer July 26 at Deaconess Hosptial. He had been ill two months. His parents, Amos & Mabel (Armstrong) Stroupe, De Soto survive. Mr. Stroupe was born June 17, 1918 at De Soto.

Woodrow (Woody) Stroupe spent all of his life in Jefferson County. The family home was at 302 Filmore, De Soto. He was an Insurance Salesman.

W. H. Stroupe and Virginia Borman were married at Clayton on May 25, 1963. She survives.

Also surviving are: Daughter, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Wall, De Soto; son, Robert Stroupe, De Soto; step-daughter, Mrs. Nick (Judy) Ferrante, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren.

Mr. Stroupe was a member of St. Andrew's Church. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of De Soto Elks Lodge, and held many other offices.

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PAINTED POST - Mary L. (JEFFERS)(HAND) Sullenberger, 66, of Meads Creek Road, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1987 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born Aug. 1, 1921 in Harrison Valley, (POTTER Co.) PA., the daughter of George and Julia (BUTTON) Jeffers. She was a housewife. Surviving are: her husband, Herbert; three sons, Harold Hand of Bath, Keith Hand of Elkland, Pa. and Byron (Gene) Hand of Westfield, Pa.; a daughter Ann (Mrs. Harold) OUTMAN of Genesee, PA.; sisters, Mildred WHITE and Rene (Rean) (Lorene) KNICKERBOCKER, both of Westfield, Pa., 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9pm. today at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland, Pa. Services will be there 2pm. Wednesday, Pastor John Reilly officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains.

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Leone Fisher Sulzer, office manager for 40 years for George Brothers, died April 2 at the age of 74. Before coming to this area in 1931, Sulzer graduated from the University of Michigan, and taught at West Michigan University.

Sulzer was a member of the Michigan Alumni Association and of Phi Kappa Phi and was also a member of the Lambda chapter of Zeta Phi Eta, the Serendipity Club, and was affiliated with the Sequoia Presbyterian Church.

Sulzer is survived by a nephew in Illinois and a niece in Michigan.

Funeral services were held Monday morning, with burial in Visalia Cemetery.

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Alexander P. Summerville
Hannibal Dairy Farmer

Services for Alexander P. Summerville, 85, of Summerville Road, Hannibal, who died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, were held Friday, Nov. 16, at Jewell Funeral Home, Cato. Burial was in Ira Union Cemetery.

Mr. Summerville was a life resident of the Hannibal area. He was a Dairy Farmer all of his life and also was employed many years with the Sterling Co-op. Mr. Summerville was a member of the Dairylea Co-op.

Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel Thomas; three daughters, Lela Keyser of Bolton, MA, Luella Pigliacampi of Ormond Beach, FL and Linda Davis of Hannibal; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

Contributions may be made to the South Hannibal Federated Church.

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Hazel B. Summerville,
Life Resident of Hannibal

Hazel B. Summerville, 91, of Summerville Road, South Hannibal, died Thursday, March 27, at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton.

She was a native and life resident of Hannibal.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander, in 1990, and her son, William in 1977.

She is survived by three daughters, Luella Pigliacampi of Florida, Lela Keysor of Massachusetts, and Linda Davis of South Hannibal; 14 grandchildren; and three nieces and a nephews.

Weeks-Keysor Funeral Home, Lyons, has charge of arrangements.

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W. A. Summerville
Funeral Friday

Ira - William A. Summerville, 79, died Tuesday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, where he had been undergoing treatment since Saturday. He had been in poor health for some time.

Born in Dexter, Mich., January 17, 1873, he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Summerville. With his parents he came from Southern Canada to the present Summerville Farm Home at South Hannibal, when he was a small boy and spent the remainder of his life there. A lifelong Farmer, he was married to Miss Lulu Pooler, who died in 1945.

Surviving are one son, Alexander Summerville; three granddaughters, Luella, Lela & Linda Summerville of South Hannibal and one grandson, William Summerville of Fulton. He had one sister who resided in Canada & died there two years ago.

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Motts Funeral Home in Cato. The Rev. George Yeger, Pastor of the South Hannibal Church. Interment will be in the White Cemetery (Ira Union Cemetery) in the town of Ira. Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Mott Funeral Home.

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William O. Summerville

Hannibal - William O. Summerville, 44, of Summerville Road, Hannibal RD 2, died Monday at his home.

Oswego County Asst. Dist. Atty. James Grose has ruled the death a suicide.

Services will be Wednesday at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Ira Union (White) Cemetery.

Jewell Funeral Home, Cato, is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of the South Hannibal area. He attended Cato-Meridian School and had worked in the refinery department at the Nestle Chocolate Co.

Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Dobbin; four sons, Stephen W., William E., Joel D. and Jonathan G., all of Hannibal; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Summerville of Hannibal; and three sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Luella) Pigliacampi of Ormond Beach, Fla., Mrs. William (Lela) Keysor of Rockland, Ill., and Mrs. Chester (Linda) Davis of Hannibal.

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Jack E. Swisher

Jack E. Swisher, 82, Oshkosh, died Thursday, April 16, 1992, at Bethel Home.

He was born July 9, 1909, in Stronghurst, Ill., the son of Oscar and Maude Nickell Swisher. He married Arline Berray in Elkander, Iowa, on Nov. 16, 1935.

Jack retired from Park View Health Center. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Arline; a son and daughter-in-law, Roy (Nancy) Swisher of Grafton; a brother and sister-in-law, F.K. "Bud" (June) Swisher of Oshkosh; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Thelma (Edward) Meyer of Neenah and Helen Clute of Antioch, Ill.*; two grandchildren, Michael Swisher and Theresa Knepel-Swisher; a great-granddaughter, Alicia Knepel-Swisher; and a niece, Faye (George) Challoner.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kent Mosebach officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.

402 Waugoo Ave.

* Should be Antioch, CA

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Kenneth M. Swisher

Kenneth M. Swisher, 77 of 523 W. South Park Ave. died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Medical Center.

Born in LaHarpe, Ill. Dec 31, 1899, he was the son of Oscar and Maude Swisher. He married Ethelyn Ganzer in Oshkosh Jan. 21, 1939.

Mr. Swisher served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Rainbow Division, 168 K Company. He was employed as a chipper in the grinding room of Universal Foundry until his retirement.

He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 27, and the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include the widow; one son, Paul, Waupaca; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Smoot, Winneconne; two brothers, Jack, Oshkosh, and F.K., Berlin; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Jennie) Hillemann of State Center, Iowa, Mrs. John (Helen) Clute of Los Angeles, Mrs. Louis (Hazel) Henderson of Ogden, Utah, and Mrs. Edward (Thelma) Meyer, Neenah, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Seefeld Church Avenue Chapel, the Rev. James Vahey officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held there at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Casket will remain closed.

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Mr. Swisher dies at 101

Oscar M. Swisher, 101, formerly of Omro, died early Monday night at Pleasant Acres, where he had lived for several years.

Mr. Swisher was born Jan. 5, 1868, in Chesire, Ohio, and on March 21, 1894, he married Maude Nickell in LaHarbe, Ill.

Mr. Swisher lived in Iowa prior to his move to Omro in 1940. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Omro. Mr. Swisher's 100th birthday was observed with a party at the Hotel Omro. He was employed at the Omro Co-op coal yard as weight master until he was 92.

Mr. Swisher loved to travel and he made the trip to California to see his daughter when he was in his early nineties.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Elmer Hilleman, State Center, Iowa, Mrs. Robert Lowe, Washington, Iowa, Mrs. Helen Clute, Richmond, Calif., Mrs. Lewis Henderson, Ogden, Utah, and Mrs. Edward Meyer, Neenah; three sons, F. K. "Bud", Berlin, and Kenneth and Jack, Oshkosh; 30 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Plansky Funeral Home, Omro, the Rev. Harvey Reh officiating. Burial will be in the Omro Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home between 4-9 p.m. Wednesday.

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SYSWERDA -- Mr. Charles H. Syswerda, aged 82, passed away Sunday, November 10, 1996 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his brother John Syswerda of Glendale, AZ; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Anthony Minnaar Of Grand Rapids; his niece, Marian Pettit of Grand Rapids; and his nephews, John Syswerda of Tucson, AZ, Jim and Dave Kitler, both of Grand Rapids. Funeral Services for Mr. Syswerda will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Van't Hof Chapel with Rev. Joel Vander Kooi of Walker Christian Reformed Church officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may meet the family at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Walker Christian Reformed Church Christian Education Fund.

851 Leonard St. N.W.
Heritage Funeral Service

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