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IRA RICHARD JONES passed away January 31, 1987 at his daughters home in Indian Head Park, IL. A strong leader of the development of LaGrange Highlands and Lions Club. “Dick?was an Insurance Broker for the LaGrange area since 1957? Services to be held at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church, Burr Ridge, IL. Born in Danville, IL. Children, Ira Richard Jones Jr., of South Carolina, daughter Mary Paulius, of Indian Head Park, six grandchildren, two great granddaughters....Submitted by: Prudy

EMILY NEWELL JONES, passed away in home of daughter Mary Paulius, September 6, 1995.  Born June 23, 1916 in Hoopeston, IL.  Worked at Marshall Field Co, until she retired. Mrs. Jones resided with her daughter the last years.  Services to be held at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church, Burr Ridge, Il.  Children Ira Richard Jones Jr., Mary Paulius, daughter, five grandchildren and two great granddaughters...Submitted by: Prudy 

 Hoopeston, Illinois/Chronicle-Herald/Thursday ?20 Oct. 1960 - Resident’s Wife Dies Wednesday
Mrs. L. V. Petry received word Wednesday afternoon of the death of her sister-in-law. 
MRS. WINIFRED HESS, ALLEN wife of John N. Allen, one of Hoopeston’s well know native sons.  She had been in ill health for several months. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Friday with burial in Floral Hill Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Mrs. Allen’s pastor, the Rev. Father Waltemede, Episcopalian minister of LaGrange. Mrs. Allen passed away about 1 p.m. Wednesday in LaGrange, IL, where she and her husband have lived since leaving Hoopeston about two years ago. Mrs. Allen, who was born in Danville, is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mary, wife of James W. Riley, Peoria and Emily, wife of I. R. Jones, LaGrange, and by four grandchildren. Her parents preceded her in death. The body is being returned to Hoopeston and will be taken to the Hamilton Funeral Home, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The Allens also formerly lived in Danville and were well known both in Danville and Hoopeston.....Submitted by Prudy 

Chronicle Herald - 21 December 1942 / HESS RITES TO BE HELD TUESDAY
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 at the Hamilton Funeral Home for
MRS. VIOLA MAE HESS, mother of Mrs. John Allen, who died at the Lake View hospital in Danville Sunday evening.  Rev. Edson Sheppard minister of the Episcopal Holy Trinity church in Danville will officiate.The body will lie in state at the funeral home until after the services. She was born on March 8, 1869 at Milford. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. John Allen for the past several years.  She was a member of the Episcopal Holy Trinity church in Danville. Preceding her in death were her husband, parents and one daughter. Surviving are: one daughter, Mrs. John Allen, of Hoopeston: two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.....Submitted by: Prudy

CLARENCE E. McTAGGART, age 90, of Dongola died September 12, 1985, at the Union County Nursing Home in Anna. He was born December 14, 1894, in Flat Rock, IL, the son of Frank and Nora Sager McTaggart. He married Gladys Keller November 16, 1940. Mr. McTaggart was a member of the Dongola Church of Christ, the Modern Woodmen of America and was a retired maintenance supervisor of the Shell Oil Company for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Gladys of Dongols; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Bird of DuQuoin; a granddaughter, Mrs. Judy Dunham of Winchester, IN; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn McTaggart of Albion and Hugh McTaggart of Demming, NM; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Gray of Streator, by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Crain Funeral Home in Dongola with David Miller officiating. Internment was in the Christian Chapel cemetery. Crain Funeral Home of Dongola was in charge of arrangements....Submitted by: Gordon 

THE GRIM REAPER -FEB 3, 1915 
ARCHIBALD McTAGGART was born in Scotland in the year of 1830, came with his parents to the Dominion of Canada in 1834, later coming to Robinson, Illinois, where he was married to Emily Barlow in the year of 1860. To this union was born five sons and two daughters, Mattie dying in infancy. Mr. McTaggart came to Duncanville many years ago and during his residence here has remained a member of the Christian Church of Robinson Illinois, With which he united when a young man. His illness began about two months ago when he was injured by a fall, pneumonia developing later. He maintained a very patient and cheerful disposition during the entire period of his illness and was very hopeful until the last when he departed this life at nine o'clock Monday morning, Jan. 25, 1915. He leaves to mourn his loss Dr. Walter McTaggart, of Harrisburg, Ill., Frank McTaggart, Keensburg, Ill., William McTaggart, of Bone Gap, Ill., Ethel Bert McTaggart, Mt. Vernon, Ill., Mrs. Wm. Funk of Duncanville, Ill., Ten grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and a host of friends. The funeral services were held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Funk, Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, Jan. 27th, conducted by Rev. Hemphill of the United Presbyterian church. Interment at Newlin Cemetery by the side of his wife. Pall bearers were the sons, sons-in-law and grandsons....Submitted by: Gordon

Obituary: newspaper 'Wayne County Record Feb 10, 1927 - G. W. GRAY  DEAD
GEORGE W. GRAY who had lived in Jasper for many years and who moved into this city last week, as mentioned in the Record died on last Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Holstein. He was thought to be getting better, but grew worse until the end came. Mr. Gray was a most excellent citizen, always caring for his own and for his neighbors interest. He was a native of this county and had a great number of friends, of whom he was very fond.
Every care and attention that could be was given. The family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their hour of sorrow. Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 2:30 o'clock an last Sunday afternoon, the services having been conducted by his life long friend, Rev. J. W. Borah, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Rudolph. Interment was in Maple Hill cemetery. The following Obituary was read at the funeral service-
George W. Gray, oldest son of Wm. and Sarah Gray, was born in Wayne County, July 26th, 1858; passed away February 5, 1927; age 69 years, 6 months and 10 days. He was married to Samantha Boze, August 1st, 1880. To this union 9 children were born. Two sons preceded him to the great beyond. Those living are, William of Marseilles, Ill.,  Theodore of Tonica, Ill., Nora Pride of Albion, Ill., Lucretia Tickner, of Alton, Ill., Anna Holstein, Allie Hammil and Benjamin of Fairfield, Ill. He leaves a devoted wife, 7 children, 29 grand-children, 4 great grand-children, one brother, H.O. Surrels, of St. Louis, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. J.C. Owen of Fairfield. He was a member of the Cumberland Chapel church in Jasper township. He has been in poor health for almost 3 years, although, his suffering was great he put his trust in the Lord and during his last days prayed constantly for the Lord to take him to his heavenly home.  He told the children, who did everything to relieve his sufferings, that he was on his way to Glory....Submitted by: Gordon 

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