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Contributed by Sarah Lee
The Times - Pekin, IL, June 13, 1979
Mrs. Neel Dies At 76; Rites Set
MAPLETON - Mrs. Lena M. Neel, 76, of Rt. 1, Mapleton, died at 3:10p.m.
Tuesday, June 12, 1979, in St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, where she had been a
patient since May 18.
Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Thursday in Davison-Fulton
Bartonville Chapel. Rev. Howard Bedell will officiate and burial will be in
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8pm today at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mrs. Neel was an area resident for 25 years. She was head of the mechanical
store at Peoria State Hospital until 1955.
Born in Jefferson County, March 25, 1903, she was a daughter of Hugh and
Margaret (Robinson) Kelley. She married Warner H. Neel at Mount Vernon on
December 29, 1923.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Jean DeLong of
Bartonville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Kelley of Pekin and Carter
Kelley of Peoria; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Cravens of Avon Park, Florida, and
Mrs. Lucille Erickson of Atlanta, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

The Times - Pekin, IL, April 25, 1986
Warner H. Neel
MAPLETON - Funeral services for Warner H. Neel, 84, of 4613 S. Cameron
Lane, will be held at 11am Saturday in the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel.
The Rev. V. Clayton Nutter will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Victorious Life Bible Church at East
Peoria, of which he was a member.
Mr. Neel died at 4:58pm, Wednesday, April 23, 1986, in Methodist Medical
Center, Peoria.
Born October 28, 1901, in Wayne County, he was the son of Thomas and Violet
(Hambrick) Neel. He married Lena May Kelley on December 29, 1923 at Mt.
Vernon. She died on June 12, 1979, at Peoria.
Surviving are on daughter, Donna DeLong of Mapleton; four grandchildren;
six great grandchildren; one brother, Maurice Neel of Glasford; and three
sisters, Mildred R. Sturm of Peoria, and Golda Allen and Mabel Gammon, both of
Wayne City.
One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
He farmed in the area 25 years and was a member of the Peoria Elks Lodge.

Peoria Journal Star - Peoria, IL, May 19, 1997
Mildred Ruth Sturm
Peoria - Mildred R. Sturm, 89, of 7450 W. Branch Drive died at 7am,
Saturday, May 17, 1997, at her residence.
Born July 12, 1907, in Wayne County to Thomas H. and Cora V. (Hambrick)
Neel, she married Harold Sturm. He died September 23, 1960, in Peoria.
Three sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are 14 neices and nephews.
She owned and operated Sturm Freightways in Peoria.
She was a member of Peoria Emblem Club, Peoria Golf League, and Senior Golf
She was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be at 1pm Tuesday at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The
Rev. Garren Forth will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at
the chapel. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star - Peoria, IL, January 1996
Rocena DeLong-Raridan
PEORIA - Rocena Frances DeLong-Raridan, 80, formerly of Bartonville, died
Tuesday, January 2, 1996, at Folsom Nursing Home in Folsom, California.
Born June 16, 1915, in Vincennes, Indiana, to Pop and Nellie (Nash) Howder,
she married George DeLong in 1931 in Vincennes. He died in 1946 in Pottstown.
She married William Cheeseman in 1948 in Peoria. He died in 1960. She married
Frederick Raridan in 1962 in Bartonville. He died in 1995 in Peoria. One
daughter, Wanda Belford, one son, David DeLong, and 12 brothers and sisters
also preceded her in death.
Surviving are on daughter, Karen Fleming of Folsom; two sons, George
"Robby" DeLong of Brimfield and Marvin DeLong; one sister, Imo Shutts of
Bartonville; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-
Graveside services will be at 1pm Monday at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
The Rev. Edwin R. Beasley will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
"The Gilman Saturday Star" Gilman, October 21, 1871,Gilman, Illinois, page 2, column 2, bottom of page:

Obituary--Mordecai Abraham

"Mordecai Abraham was born in Buckingham Co. Virginia the (22nd) of November 1796. He came to Illinois and settled in Peoria county in 1844 and died in Chenoa on Saturday October 13th 1871. Mr. Abraham was the father of Mrs. W. H. Mann and Mrs. Hester of Chenoa and was extensively known through the central part of the State. For a few years he has resided with his son in-law W. H. Mann in this place and became familiar to all who knew him as a good, kind grandpa. Early in the summer he started (to) visit his children in Kansas and on his return he stopped to visit a daughter at Chenoa where he died. He was a kind loving and  a good father and a valuable friend. Peace to his ashes."  contributed by Mary Coleman
The Mattoon Journal-Gazette,  February 4, 1930, Tuesday


William Cavanaugh, a former resident of Mattoon, passed away late Monday afternoon in a Peoria hospital, following an eight weeks' illness from pneumonia fever.

The body was returned here today by James B. Phillips, local undertaker and was taken to the home of Mrs. Charles Newland, 921 Moultrie Avenue, where it will remain until the hour for the funeral. Services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, with Rev.
Father Cussak officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Bertha Mary Cavanaugh; three sisters,Mrs. Charles Cordes and Mrs. Charles Newland of Mattoon, and Mrs. Alice Price of Terre Haute, and three brothers, J.J. Cavanaugh and James Cavanaugh, both of Mattoon, and Michael Cavanaugh of Decatur.

Mr. Cavanaugh was born July 26, 1881 in Mattoon, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cavanaugh. He was married nine years ago in Decatur to Miss Laura Sweice of that city, who passed away seven years ago.

Mr. Cavanaugh left Mattoon five years ago for Peoria. While in Mattoon, he resided at 601 North Twentieth Street. He was a member of the Catholic Church contributed by Julia Graham.
Newspaper unknown.

PETER WALLACE Peter Wallace, 76, of 909 Frye Ave., died unexpectedly at
9 a.m. Sunday at his home, apparently of a heart attack. He had lived in Peoria 35 years. For 31 years Mr. Wallace had been employed by the International Harvester Co., as head of the shipping department. He retired in 1931. A son of Peter and Mary Donovan Wallace, he was born at Ashkum Feb. 28, 1872, and married Elizabeth Kickler in Pekin Apr. 17, 1918. Mr. Wallace was a member of the Knights of Pythias at Pekin.

 Surviving are his wife; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Merkle, Claypool, Miss Carrie Wallace of Chicago, and Mrs. Anna Merkle of Danforth, and one brother [Thomas or John Henry "Harry"]. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cumerford-Endsley memorial home with the Rev. F. D. Menze of Hale Memorial Methodist church officiating.
Interment will be in Lake View cemetery, Pekin. Friends may call at the
memorial home tonight. contributed by Joanna Clark

Peoria Journal Star
Beulah I. Berry, 61, of rural Tremont died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 1991, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born April 11, 1930, in Decatur to Arthur and Elva Cramer Kemper, she married Gene J. Berry on Aug. 30, 1947, in Hopedale. He survives along with four daughters, Sandra Hassebrock, Mrs. Keith (Karen) Lindstrom and Mrs. Rod (Debbie) Emmons, all of Tremont, and Brenda Payne of Pekin; one sister, Jean Havens of Spokane, Wash.; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. She worked for Apostolic Christian Restmor Inc. for 15 years. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davis Mortuary, Tremont, the Rev. Marshall Werry officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Tremont. Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor Inc. or the American Cancer Society. contributed by Lori Johnson


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