The Following Obits are for the Bethel Cemetery

Sterling Standard - December 8, 1898, Sterling, Illinois

The funeral of Alfred Barnes was held Tuesday at 11 o'clock.
Interment was in Bethel cemetery near Milledgeville. Mr. Barnes was
one of the oldest settlers of Genesee.
Freeport Journal-Standard - July 1, 1974, Freeport, Illinois

Mrs. Henry Bills death date Jun. 28, 1974

MILLEDGEVILLE - Mrs. Henry D. (Clara) Bills of Elgin, who formerly
taught in a country school near Milledgeville, died Friday night in
an Elgin nursing home following an extended illness. She graduated
from Northwestern University and was a 50-year member and past worthy
matron of Milledgeville Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member
of Elgin's First United Methodist Church and the Woman's Club. Born
June 11, 1880, in Milledgeville, she was the daughter of William and
Catharine (Plock) Barthel. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. Arthur
(Frances) Hill of Elgin; two granddaughters; and five great-
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 7,
1952, and by a brother and five sisters. Funeral service will be at
10 a.m. Tuesday in Schmidt Funeral Home, Elgin. Graveside service
will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Bethel Cemetery near Milledgeville. A
memorial fund has been established for First United Methodist Church
of Elgin.
Freeport Journal-Standard - October 18, 1976, Freeport, Illinois

Robert W. Black death date Oct 15 1976

MILLEDGEVILLE - Funeral service for Robert W. Black of rural Dixon,
who was pronounced dead at Sterling Community General Hospital Friday
night after collapsing onstage at Camelot Dinner Theater, Sterling,
was held this afternoon at Milledgeville Brethren Church. Burial was
in Bethel Cemetery here. Woodin Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements. A memorial fund has been established for the church.
Results of an autopsy were incomplete this morning, according to
Whiteside County coroner James Grennan. Black played the part of a
deaf mute in the play, "The Fantasticks," at the theater in Emerald
Hill Country Club. He collapsed during the second act of the play.
Born Sept. 13, 1954, at Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the Rev.
James and Shirley (Andrick) Black. He came to Milledgeville from
Waterloo, Iowa, seven years ago with his parents. A student at
Sauk Valley College, he was employed as a salesman by Lee's Cyclery
and also The Paradox, both of Sterling. Surviving are his parents
of Milledgeville; three brothers, James of Ashland, Ohio, and
John and Glenn, both of Milledgeville; a sister, Miss Barbara,
also of Milledgeville; and his grandparents of Akron.
Freeport Journal-Standard - July 30, 1937, Freeport, Illinois

Milledgeville, Ill., July 30, Miss Irene Boughman, 47, well known
school teacher of Carroll and Geneseo counties, died about 2:30
o'clock this morning in a Sterling hospital
following a major operation performed on July 23. Miss Boughman was
well known having taught schools in Carroll and Geneseo counties for
twenty-six years. She was born south of Milledgeville January 4,
1890, the daughter of David L. and Rexie Boughman, and attended the
Steuben and Milledgeville schools. For the past twelve years she
taught at Coleta and was rehired again for another year. Miss
Boughman was a member of the Milledgeville Methodist Episcopal church
and the Geneseo grange. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Minnie Bushman,
of Chadwick, Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday
afternoon from the home in Coleta with the Rev. Joseph Thomas, of
Milledgeville, officiating. Burial will be made in the Bethel
cemetery at Milledgeville.
Freeport (Ill.) Journal-Standard,. Monday, December 3, 1973

Mrs. Hugh Brown

STERLING - Mrs. Hugh (Emma L.) Brown of Sterling, who formerly lived
in the Coleta area, was dead on arrival Saturday at Sterling
Community General Hospital. She was born Oct. 7, 1887, daughter of
Cephas and Margaret (Deets) Crom. Surviving are a brother, John of
Sterling; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Etha) Bogott of Sterling and
Mrs. John (Carrie) Bogott of Milledgeville. She was preceded in death
by her husband in 1965, and by two daughters. Funeral service will be
at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Woodin Funeral Home, Milledgeville. Burial
will be in Bethel Cemetery near Milledgeville. Friends may call after
7 tonight at the funeral home.
Thomson Review - September 16, 1937, Thomson, Illinois


Inquest Held


Owen L Burns, A1 year old Milledgeville resident, died about 9:40
last Thursday evening, Sept 9, in the room which he occupied in the
home of Mrs Roy Schryver as a result of self-inflicted gunshot
wounds. Burns was said to have been despondent since the death of his
wife about two years ago. Burns had come home earlier in the evening
and gone to his room adjoining the living room, and closed the door.
A short time later another roomer, Fred Everson, who was in the
living loom, and Mrs Schryver who was writing in another room heard a
shot. They went to Burns room and found him sitting on the edge of
the bed. They spoke to him, he replied and then fell back on the bed.
Dr H R Sword was called but Burns died within a few minutes after the
arrival of the physician Dr. J B Schieiter, Carroll county coroner,
conducted an inquest Friday morning at the J H Shirk funeral home in
Milledgeville Testimony was given by Dr Sword, (Mr. Everson and Gail
Travis, also a roomer at the Schryver home. After hearing the
testimony of these witnesses, the following verdict was retained by
the jury "Owen L Burns came to his death about 9:30 p m , Thursday,
from a revolver shot wound in the chest, self inflicted, with
suicidal intent". Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the
Trinity Lutheran Church in Milledgeville with Dr W S Bell, pastor of
the Brethren church, and the Rev M D Kilver, pastor of Trinity
church, officiating. Burial was made in Bethel cemetery. Owen L Bums
was born at Savanna, Oct 22, 1899, son of Daniel L and Anna Tarner
Burns on July 3, 1924, he was married to Nellie Fiedenck at Dixon. He
attended the Milledgeville schools and had since made his home m the
vicinity of Milledgeville. Recently he had been employed on the
construction of the new Brethren church in Milledgeville. Survning
are his father, a brother, Paul Burns, a sister, Mrs John Newcomer,
thier half-brothers, Robert, Daniel and Richard Burns, and a half-
sister, Dorothy Ann Burns.
Thomson Review - October 21, 1937, Thomson, Illinois

Owen Lewis Burns, 37, died Sept. 9 in Milledgeville Burial in Bethel
cemetery, Milledgeville. Born in Savanna.
Evening Gazette - August 23, 1888, Sterling, Illinois

Aunt Eve Bushman, who received such a fall one week ago, died on
Sunday and was buried on Tuesday in the Bethel cemetery beside, her
husband, who preceded her about nine years. She was born in Caynga
Co, N.Y. in Dec. 1801, and came to her late residence in July 1843.
Aunt Eve, as she was best known, was a member of the Baptist church
for many years and a devoted Christian.
Thomson Review - April 20, 1939, Thomson, Illinois

Minnie Bushman, 45, died Mar. 17, in Fair Haven township; interred in
Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville.
Thomson Review - January 21, 1937, Thomson, Illinois

Rebecca Jane Bushman, Coleta

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Bushman, 81, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, in
Coleta. She was the wife of Joseph Bushman. Funeral services will be
held Friday afternoon at 1:30 in the Frank Bushman home and at 1:30
o'clock in the Radical U. B. church in Coleta, with the Rev. Mr.
Harrel in charge. Burial will be made in the Bethel cemetery.
Freeport Journal-Standard - August 16, 1939, Freeport, Illinois

John Herbert Calkins 64 died July 4 in Milledgeville Born in
McCaughlin, IA; burled in Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville.
Freeport Journal-Standard - June 27, 1938, Freeport, Illinois

Mrs. Charles Deets, Milledgevllle

Milledgeville, Ill., June 27. Mrs. Charles Deets, 72, died Sunday
evening at her home in Milledgevllle. She was a daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Ulmer, and was born Oct. 8, 1865 at Coleta, Ill.
Feb. 8, 1888, she was married to Charles Deets and until 1912 resided
on a farm near here. Her husband preceded her in death in 1910.
Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Sahry,
Milledgevllle, and Mrs. Clifton Foster, Kewanee, Ill,. Ray Deets,
Polo, and Glen C. Deets, of Milledgeville. Two brothers, Charles
Ulmer, Oakland, Calif., and James Ulmer, Vancouver, Wash., and a
sister, Mrs. May Rubb, of Coleta, also survive. Funeral services will
be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, Rev. W. S. Bell,
pastor of the Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be in
Bethel cemetery.
The Sterling Daily Gazette, January 29, 1975, page 6

HARRY DEETS - Funeral services for Harry Deets, 93, of Lanark who
died Thursday, Jan. 9, in Good Samaritan Center at Mt. Carroll were
held Sunday, Jan. 12, in the Frank Funeral home. The Rev. Paul
Steiner, pastor of the Lanark First Brethren Church, officiated and
Mrs. Ruth Sisler was organist. Caring for the floral tributes were
Mrs. Robert Aiken and Mrs. Emerson Iske. Pallbearers were Haven
Noser, Robert Guenzler, Robert Aiken, Emerson Iske, Paul Diffenderfer
and Kenneth Erbsen. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery at Milledgeville.
Freeport Journal-Standard - June 29, 1953, Freeport, Illinois


MILLEDGEVILLE  Mrs. J. L Deets, 93, Milledgeville's oldest resident,
died at 2 a.m. (CST) Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. S.
Wagner in Milledgeville, Margaret Heffelman was born on Jan. 9, 1860,
at Nauvoo, Ill. She was the daughter of J. J. and Mary Ann (Wickey)
Heffelman. She came to Coleta in 1878 and on Dec. 14, 1882, she was
married to J. L. Deets at Coleta. They farmed in the Coleta area
until 1920 when they retired to Milledgevllle. Her husband died in
1943. She was a member of the Milledgeville Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, Clare, Coleta; three daughters, Mrs. H. E
Peugh, Sterling; Mrs. G. H. Wolber and Mrs. Wagner, both of
Milledgeville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Tuesday in the
Milledgeville Methodist Church, with Rev. T. J. Jernigan, pastor,
officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Milledgeville.
The body will be taken this afternoon to the Wolber home where
friends may call.
WILLIAM DEETS , was born in Bayern Germany March 8, 1833 and died at
his home in Milledgeville IL, June 13, 1911, at the age of 78y 3m and
5 days. At the age of 14 years he came to America and first settled
in Stark County Ohio. He was united in marriage to Catherine
Overholser August 23, 1855 in Ohio Three years after their marriage
they came to Illinois where they located on a farm east of Coleta. In
1893 the family moved to Sterling IL where they resided until the
year 1899 when they moved to Milledgeville IL. Into the home of
brother and sister Deets were born eleven children; Josiah and
Charles having preceded their father to the better world. The
surviving children are: John L. of Coleta, William, Frank and Harry
of Milledgeville, Arthur of Los Angeles CA, Mrs. J.B. Fenton of
Freeport IL, Mrs. R. K. Tucker of Morrison, Mrs. Lizzie Harrison and
Miss Nelle of Milledgeville. He also has two sisters, Rachel
Crossgrove of Brashear MO and Louisa Winhold of Massillon Ohio and
two half brothers Josiah and Levi of Ohio. The deceased was a man of
industrious habits, coupled with good business judgement, integrity
and uprightness. Through frugality, economy and the companionship of
a most excellent wife and helpmeet, he gathered about him in property
enough to support himself in comfort and ease, and have left an
abundance for the support of a deserving wife. As a citizen, he was
of the type that would be a valuable addition to any community. His
sickness has been of quite a long duration. It seemed to be just a
gradual wearing out of the life forces. The end came quietly and very
peacefully and he fell asleep on the mornin gof the 13th at about 6
o'clock. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 on
the residence lawn of the deceased and was attended by a number of
relatives and friends who gathered to pay their last respects to the
departed. Services were in charge of Rev. H.C. Kleckner, pastor of
the Lutheran church, assisted by Revs. Livengood, Hewitt and Kosh.
The pall bearers were six grandson, Messrs Ward, Perry, Ralph, Glenn
and Clare Deets and Mr.s Charles Fenton. The Lutheran choir furnished
the music. There were many beautiful floral offerings as a token of
esteem for the departed. Burial in Bethel Cemetery.
Sterling Daily Gazette - February 10, 1930, Sterling, Illinois


The funeral services for the late William Deets were held at the late
home at Coleta Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Leroy Laumann, pastor of the Main Street U. B. church, assisted by
Rev. S. R. Foltz, pastor of the Grove Street U. B. church. Mrs John
Bogott and Miss Irene Boghman sang very appropriate selections and
the following nephews acted as casket bearers, Cloy Deets, Charles
Deets, Wayne Deets, Clare Deets, Frank Fenton. The floral offerings
were beautiful, being banked around and over the casket. A large
crowd of friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last tribute of
respect to one whom they all loved as a true friend and citizen. He
was a man whom they looked up to in the community for advice and
counsel, and will be greatly missed by all. The body was tenderly
laid to rest in the family lot in the Bethel cemetery near the home
of the deceased. William D. Deets, son of William and Kathryn Deets,
was born on a farm near Coleta Jan. 3, 1863, and departed this life
Feb. 4, 1930, at the age of 67 years, one month and one day. His
childhood days was spent on the farm near Coleta and he received his
education in the Coleta school. When a young man he was n member of
the famous "Plow Boy" baseball team and was one of their best players,
holding down the position of short-stop. There are very few of these
boys alive today, most of them having gone to their reward. He was also
a member of the old Coleta brass band, an organization that furnished
entertainment in the cities and villages in an early day. He was
united in marriage to Edith B. Deets March 10, 1887, and to this
union five children, three sons and two daughters, Ward, Russell and
Levere of near Milledgeville, Mrs. Everett Hardesty of Ghana, Ill,
and Mrs. Monta Goad of Chicago. He was of one of a family of eleven
children, two of whom preceded him in death, Josiah and Charles. The
following brothers and sisters survive, Mrs. J. B. Fenton of
Freeport, Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison and Mrs. Matt Owens of Sterling,
Ill., J. L. Deets and Frank Deets of Milledgeville, Arthur Deets of
Chadwick, Mrs. Irene Tucker of Morrison and former resident of
Morrison, and Harry Deets of Lanark. He also leaves nine
grandchildren. Following his marriage he settled on a farm near
Milledgeville, where by hard work and good management he had
accumulated a good part of the world's goods. During his early life
he converted to god and joined the Liberal U. B. church in Coleta,
and was a faithful member. He held important offices in the church
and was teacher of the Men's Bible class in the Sunday school and his
teachings and prayers will be missed by the entire class. He was one
of the main pillars in the church and his death will be keenly felt.
Upon important subjects his advice always counseled which proved to
be of much benefit in solving important questions. The widow in her
declining years, has lost a faithful and attentive husband, the
children a kind and loving father, the church a wise counselor and
guiding hand the community on honored and valued citizen.
Dixon Evening Telegraph - October 26, 1950, Dixon, Illinois


Polo  Mrs. Edith Webster died yesterday afternoon at the Linton
Home, Sterling, where she had been a patient for five weeks. The
former Edith Colcord, she was the daughter of William and Fianna
Colcord, and was born near Coleta, Sept. 10, 1866. She lived her
entire life in and around Milledgeville and Polo. She was a practical
nurse for 35 years. She was married March 10, 1886, to William Deets
who died in 1930. She married George Webster Feb. 6, 1934 and he died
in 1940. She is survived by two sons, Ward Deets, Milledgeville and
Lavere Deets, Rock Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Fern Hardesty,
Milledgeville, and Mrs. Doris Good, Danville; one stepson, Howard
Webster, Polo, one stepdaughter, Anna Webster, Polo: three sisters,
Mrs. Bertha Baker, Bismarck. North Dakota, Mrs. Annita Over,
Sterling, and Mrs. Nelle Walzer, San Marino, Cal.; eight
grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A son, Russell Deets and a
stepson. John Webster preceded her in death as did three brothers and
three sisters. The body is at the Melvin funeral home, Polo, where
friends may call until Friday noon. Private funeral services for the
family will be held at the funeral home Friday at 1:45 p. m. and at 2
o'clock at the Evangelical U. B. church, Polo, with Rev. E. A.
Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery near
Freeport Journal-Standard - February 11, 1937, Freeport, Illinois

Charles K. Fenton, Formerly of Kent

Kent, Ill. Feb. 11  Funeral services for the late Charles E. Fenton,
former resident of Kent who died at his home in Petoskey, Mich., will
be held at 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the J. H. Shirk Funeral
home in Milledgeville. Burial will be made in Bethel cemetery near
Freeport Journal-Standard - October 15, 1938, Freeport, Illinois

Roy Owen Frederick, 3, died Sept. 24 in Milledgeville. Born in
Milledgeville: buried in Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville.
Sterling Daily Gazette - August 4, 1930, Sterling, Illinois

Dies Instantly As She Steps In Front Of Engine

Mrs. William Hanna, aged 60 years, was instantly killed at 9:30
o'clock Saturday evening in Lanark, when she stepped in front of a
freight engine on the main crossing of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and
St. Paul Railway. The remains were removed to the Fred DeGraff
undertaking parlors in Lanark where Coroner Schreiter of Savanna
conducted the inquest at 9 o'clock Monday morning. A verdict was
returned by the jury stating that the lady met death when she stepped
in front of a moving train. The members of the jury were: Harry
Loman, foreman, John Peters, Edward Deter, Charles Hower, Clark
Byington and Robert Jones, of Lanark. Members of the train crew were
called in to testify. Funeral services are to be held at 10 o'clock
Tuesday morning at the Brethren church In Lanark, Rev. Greiso
officiating. Interment will be made in the Bethel cemetery at
Milledgeville. Mrs. Hanna was alone at the time she was killed and
was on her way to the business part of the city. It is not known just
bow the accident occurred and why she did not see the signals at the
crossing which are reported to have been operating at the time. The
deceased is survived by one son, Forrest Hanna of Lanark. Her husband
passed away about a year ago. Mrs. Hanna had been a resident of
Lanark for the past 23 years. Prior to that time she resided on a
farm near Milledgeville which is now owned by Gilbert Bellows. The
family is well known in both Carroll and Whiteside counties.
Sterling Daily Gazette - September 26, 1930, Sterling, Illinois


Funeral services for Keith Hardesty, who was killed in an auto
accident east of Penrose Sunday, were held Wednesday morning at the
home near Ghana at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. M. Sanford of
that place. The pall bearers at Chana were Bruce Hardesty, Paul
Hardesty, Udell Roberts and Fay Froshman. Services were conducted in
the afternoon at the Russell Deets home near Milledgeville at 2:30 p.
m. by Rev. Leroy Lanmann, pastor of the Coleta 0. B. church. Mrs. C.
E. Maxwell sang appropriate selections. The floral tributes were
beautiful. The four pall bearers at Milledgeville were uncles of the
little boy who lost his life in an auto accident Sunday evening east
of Penrose; Russell Deets, Levere Deets, Ward Deets and Fred
Hardesty. Burial was in the family lot at Bethel cemetery. Keith
Everett was the only son of Everett and Fern A. Hardesty and was born
July 26, 1924. He attended the Washington Grove Christian Sunday
school. His life, though brief, was not in vain, for he leaves to his
parents and neighbors the memory of a kind and lovable disposition.
Freeport Journal-Standard - July 16, 1946, Freeport, Illinois

Ben F. Healy

Sterling, Ill., July 16, Ben F. Healey, a well-known stock dealer in
Milledgeville for many years and the father of Horace R. Healey and
Mrs. Dwight Allen of Sterling, passed away Sunday night in a Moline
hospital after a long illness. Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 p.
m. Wednesday in the Melvin funeral home conducted by Rev. O. H.
Doermann of St. Paul Lutheran church. Interment will be in Bethel
cemetery at Milledgeville. Mr. Healey was born September 18, 1870, at
Boone, Ia., the son of Horace T. and Sarah Healey. He spent most of
his life time in Milledgeville. Mrs. Healey preceded her husband in
death. Surviving are one son, Horace R. Healey of Sterling; two
daughters, Mrs. Dwight Allen of Sterling and Mrs. Kenneth Clark of
Prophetstown; three brothers, James Healey of Milledgeville, Frank
Healey of Williamsport, Pa., and Virgil Healey of Gainesville, Fla.,
and three grandchildren, Gary Lee and Gene Allen and Bradford Jamison.
Thomson Review - February 4, 1937, Thomson, Illinois

Luman Hegerman, Milledgteville

Luman Hegerman, 71, died at 11:30 Friday morning in the home of his
brother in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs. Arthur Hart at Milledgeville.
Mrs Hart is his only surviving relative. Funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon in the Shirk funeral chapel with Dr. W. S. Bell,
pastor of the First Brethren church, officiating. Burial was made in
Bethel cemetery.
Freeport Journal-Standard - October 15, 1938, Freeport, Illinois

Anna E. Herrington, 76, died Sept. 27 in Milledgeville. Born in
Wysox; buried in Bethel cemetery,  Milledgeville.
Thomson Review - September 16, 1937, Thomson, Illinois

Mary Sophronia Hubbard, 77, died Aug. 2 in Wysox township. Interred
an Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville. Birthplace, Milledgeville.
Sterling Standard - October 2, 1905, Sterling, Illinois


Noble Life of Coleta Woman Thursday Afternoon Ends

Mrs. Philip Lenhart died Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her
home about two miles northeast of Coleta. The cause of her taking
away was a cancerous tumor of the,stomach with, which she had been
suffering for many, years, having noticed it first about twenty years
ago. The affliction has been a severe one and has grown steadily
worse and eight weeks ago she was compelled to take to her bed. She
has been a patient sufferer, always, steadfast in her faith and
possessed of true Christian fortitude. Matilda Malone was born June
30, 1832, in Holmes county, OH. She came to Whiteside county in 1859
and Oct. 21, 1860 she was married to Philip Lenhart. They have lived
in Whiteside ever since with the exception of one year spent in Iowa.
Early in her life she joined the Liberal U. B. Church and has been a
life long member of that organization, always interested in the
Christian work in all its branches. She was a kind and loving mother
and wife and a true friend to all who came to her for advice. Mrs.
Lenhart leaves besides her husband, eleven children. They are Mrs.
Elvira Holbrook, Coleta; Edwin Lenhart, Sutherland, Ia.; Mrs. Minnie
Vocum, Milledgeville; Mrs. Mary Grubb, near Coleta; Mrs. Louise
Frederick, near Milledgeville; John Lenhart, Storm Lake, Ia.; James
Lenhart, near Milledgeville; Bert Lenhart, near Sterling; Forest
Lenhart, near Coleta; Otis Lenhart, near Milledgevllle. One sister of
the deceased also remains to mourn for her. She lives in Davis
county, Ind., and is the only one left of a family of sixteen
children. The funeral services will probably be held Saturday
afternoon, though they may not be held until Sunday afternoon. The
services will be in the home of the deceased in Coleta. The Rev. J.
A. F. King, pastor of the church, will be the officiating clergyman.
The burial will be in the Bethel cemetery near Milledgeville.
Sterling Daily Gazette - September 23, 1929, Sterling, Illinois

Death claimed Dean R. Lindsley, well known resident of Rock Falls,
Sunday morning about 3:40 o'clock in the Sterlins public hospital. He
had been confined there since last Tuesday and submitted to an
operation for appendicitis later in the week. Funeral services are to
be held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the late home. 512 West Fifth
street, Rock Falls, and at 2:30 o'clock in the Rock Falls Lutheran
church. Rev. W. E. Krebs will officiate. Interment is to be made in
the Bethel cemetery at Milledgeville. Mr. Lindsley was first taken
ill week ago last Thursday. He had worked the previous day at the Joe
Rubin coal and Junk yard where he was employed, and was in his usual
good health. Thursday morning Mrs. Lindsley phoned to the office that
her husband was ill, and would not be at work that day. Mr. Lindsley
continued to grow worse until Tuesday, when he was admitted to the
hospital. After the operation peritonitis developed which caused his
death. For 22 years Mr. Lindsley had been employed at the same place
of business in Rock Falls. He worked the past 12 years for Joe Rubin,
who is the present owwner of the business Mr. Lindsley was a very
friendly type of person who made friends easily and kept them. His
loss will be keenly felt in the community, where he was so well and
favorably known. The Joe Rubin coal and junk yard will be closed from
1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon until after the funeral services.
Thomson Review - March 16, 1939, Thomson, Illinois

Richard LeRoy Lundy, died shortly after birth Feb. 10; interred in
Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville.
Thomson Review - July 20, 1939, Thomson, Illinois

Mrs. L. Maberry, Milledgeville

Funeral services for Mrs Lydia Maberry, 70, who died July 13 at the
of her son, Clarence, four miles southeast of Milledgeville were held
Sunday afternoon at the sons residence. The Rev. Jesse Baker, pastor,
of the Polo church, officiated and burial was in Bethel cemetery. The
former Lydia Ann Calkins, daughter of Abraham and Mary Calkins, was
born June 11, 1863, near Milledgeville May 5, 1894, married Henry
Maberry, who died Feb 13, 1924. Surviving are one son, Clarence, a
daughter, Mary, Milledgeville, four grandchildren, one brother,
George Calkins, Fontana, Calif., and a half brother, John Calkins,
Rick Falls.
Thomson Review - March 18, 1937, Thomson, Illinois

James Lawry McKean, 86, died on Feb. 8, in Milledgeville. Buried in
Bethel cemetery, Wysox township.
Sterling Daily Gazette - July 18, 1930, Sterling, Illinois


M. H. Nusbaum, 61 years old last November, died at his residence in
Coleta Friday morning at 8:45, following an illness of six weeks. He
is survived by his widow and four children, Elwood Nusbaum of
Sterling, Mrs. Nellie Buxton of Milledgeville and Mrs. Minnie Miller
and Fred Nusbaum of Coleta; one stepson, Bert Stern of Chicago; four
grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Fogel of Hanover, Pa., and
Mrs. Lydia McCallum of New Windsor, Md., and a half brother who lives
in Maryland. Mr. Nusbaum was born in New Windsor, Md, November 22,
1868 and came to Illinois 40 years ago, residing here since. Funeral
services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the late home
in Coleta, conducted by Rev. S. R. Foltz of the Radical United
Brethren church. Interment is to be made in Bethel cemetery near
Sterling Daily Gazette - April 12, 1929, Sterling, Illinois
First name Hattie

Mrs. R. D. Philips, aged 87 years, a resident of this community since
early childhood, passed away about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in
the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Coyle. The lady had been in
impaired health for several years, but her last illness with cancer
dates back five months. Funeral rites are announced for 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon at the A. B. Coyle home. Rev. H. E. Blimline, pastor
of the Liberal U. B. church of Coleta will officiate. Interment is to
be made in the Bethel cemetery at Milledgeville. During her life time
Mrs. Philips was an active woman, until sickness forced her to be
confined at home. She was a kind friend to everyone, and in time of
sickness lent a helping hand. Mrs. Philips was a member of the
Liberal U. B. church of Coleta, and of the W. R. C. of Milledgeville.
The survivors in the immediate family are the husband, five sons,
Bert of St. Charles, Minn., Jay, Arthur and Fay of Winona, Minn., and
Orrin of Galesville, Wis., and two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Coyle of
Milledgeville and Mrs. Henry Yackle of near Milledgeville. She also
leaves three brothers, Jay Bent of Milledgeville and John and Fred
Bent of Tama, Ia. One son Jay has arrived from Winona, Minn., and the
others are expected to attend the funeral.
Sterling Daily Gazette - December 13, 1926, Sterling, Illinois


Mrs. Mary L. Pulver, 60, who had many friends in Sterling, passed
away at the late home in Polo at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon after a
weeks illness from bronchial pneumonia. Funeral services will be held
the home at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the
Bethel cemetery in Milledgeville.
Thomson Review - October 19, 1939, Thomson, Illinois

Nelson Burr Ridgway, 69, died Sept. 14 in Milledgeville; interred in
Bethel cemetery.
Thomson Review - March 9, 1939, Thomson, Illinois

Carl Roderick, Milledgeville

Carl Roderick, 61, died at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Bernie Maberry in Milledgeville after an illness of
three days. Funeral services were held a 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the
Shirk funeral chapel. The Rev. W. S. Feldwisch officiated and burial
was in Bethel cemetery. Mr. Roderick was born Oct. 29, 1877, in
Milledgeville, son of Joseph and Sarah Atherton Roderick. He spent
most of his life in Milledgeville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Maberry of Milledgeville and Mrs Arthur Bailey of California; a son,
Joe of California; two brothers, John and Oliver and a sister, Mrs.
Clint Geary, all of Milledgeville.
Freeport Journal-Standard - March 23, 1955, Freeport, Illinois


MILLEDGEVILLE - Funeral Service for John Sauer, 77, who died Sunday
night will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. instead of today. Service will
be in the Frank Funeral Home in Chadwick, with the Rev. Earl Coble,
pastor of the First Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in
Bethel Cemetery, Milledgeville.
Freeport Journal-Standard - April 12, 1949, Freeport, Illinois

Funeral Services For Chadwick Vet Tentatively Set

Chadwick. Ill. April 13, Funeral services for John Sauer, 33, whose
body arrived from overseas this week have been tentatively arranged
for Wednesday at 2 p. m., in the First Lutheran church. Rev. Earl
Coble will officiate. Interment will be in Bethel cemetery in
Milledgeville. Sauer was born Oct. 19, 1916, the son of John and
Katherine (Pripp) Sauer. He was married Aug. 9, 1941, to Irene Cyse
of Chicago. He was killed In action Dec. 8, 1944, in Saarbruecken,
Germany, where he was assigned with the 95th division. Surviving are
his parents; five sisters, Mrs. William Castle of Dixon, Mrs. Lloyd
Mackey of Milledgeville, Mrs. Joe Hess of Chicago, Mrs. Ernest
Dollinger of Mt. Carroll and Mrs. Robert Fischbach of Sterling; and
one brother, Garfield of Milledgeville.
Freeport Journal-Standard - July 28, 1976, Freeport, Illinois

Miss Wilma M. Schell

MILLEDGEVILLE - Miss Wilma M. Schell of Tallahassee, Fla., a former
Milledgeville resident, died Tuesday at Tallahassee after an extended
illness. She was a retired schoolteacher. Born Dec. 1, 1912, in
Milledgeville, she was the daughter of Thomas and Muade (Freas)
Schell. There are no immediate survivors. Graveside service will be
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Bethel Cemetery near Milledgeville. There
will be no visitation. A memorial fund has been established for the
Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center at Tallahassee. Woodin Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Freeport Journal-Standard - December 16, 1971, Freeport, Illinois

Infant Schmidt  death/birth date  Dec 15

-MILLEDGEVILLE - Lance Christian Schmidt, infant son of Terry and
JoAnne (Stinson) Schmidt of Milledge ville, was dead at birth
Wednesday in Morrison Community Hospital. Surviving besides his
parents are his grandparents, Mrs. Joan Perry of Sterling, Gene
Stinson of Nelson and Mr and Mrs. Gordon Schmidt of Milledgeville.
Graveside service was held at 2 p.m today at Bethel Cemetery near
Milledgeville. Arrangements were made by Woodin Funeral Home here.
Sterling Standard - June 24, 1904, Sterling, Illinois


Funeral of Mrs. William D. Taschal Held This Morning.

Mrs. William D. Taschal died Saturday evening at 6 o'clock at her
home in Coleta after several months illness from a complication of
She was 64 years of age and was a well known and most highly
respected resident of the Coleta neighborhood. The funeral was held
Monday morning from the U. B. church in Coleta conducted by the
pastor, the Rev. C. Gordon, assisted by the Rev. Williams of the
Methodist church and the Rev. Marlow of the Christian church. The
Interment was held in the Bethel cemetery near Milledgeville.
Thomson Review - July 21, 1932, Thomson, Illinois


Funeral services for S E Turner Milledgeville pioneer, who passed
away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Haugh, at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon, were held at the Turner home in Milledgeville
Wednesday afternoon. Rev. J. H. Mathis of the Church of the Brethren,
officiated. Interment was made in the Bethel cemetery. Mr. Turner
left the Haugh home soon after dinner and went out to the field to
watch the men at work. He had a dizzy spell while at the field and
the workers helped him to his feet, but he was unable to stand alone.
He was carried to the house by Joe Roderick, but passed away before a
physician could be summoned. An inquest was conducted at 8 clock
Monday evening by Coroner C. M. Frye, at the Harry Haugh home. The
jury, composed of Fred Woessner, William and Paul Gaulrapp, Walter
Dirks, Charles Munz and Joseph Roderick, returned a verdict of death
caused by an acute attack of myocardist.
Freeport Journal-Standard - August 20, 1947, Freeport, Illinois

John Wade

Milledgeville, Ill., Aug. 20. Funeral for the late John Wade will be,
held Thursday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) in the Methodist church, Rev. T. R
Moritz, pastor of Hope Evangelical church, Chadwick,will officiate
and burial will be in Bethel cemetery.