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WILLIAM BENJAMIN CHILDERS died at his home in Alexander Sunday morning, July 17, 1932, at 8:30 o'clock.  The decedent is survived by his wife, parents, and five children, Edith, Orville, Alfred, Clara, and Mary Childers.  Also surviving are seven sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Lucy Smith and Miss Jane Childers, Springfield; Mrs. Howard Combs, Carlinville; Mrs. Martin Flynn, Loami; Mrs. William Flynn, Alexander; Mrs. Mae Woods and Mrs. Margaret Lash of Franklin; Ike and John Childers, Loami; and Charles of Lincoln.  The remains were taken to Williamson funeral home in Jacksonville.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Sulphur Springs Church near Alexander.  Burial in Sulphur Springs cemetery......Submitted by Janie 

CHILDERS, JAMES MONROE - Of  R.R. 2, Loami, died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1937, at residence, age 86 years.  Survived by three sons, Isaac, Loami; Charles and John, Versailles; seven daughters, Mrs. Mae Woods, Waverly; Mrs. Margaret Lash, Franklin; Mrs. Ruth Flynn, Alexander; Mrs. Inez Flynn, Loami; Mrs. Lottie Combs, Carlinville; Mrs. Lucy Smith, Chicago; Miss Jane Childers, Chicago; forty-three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Remains to Vancil funeral home and will be removed at 4:30 p.m. Sunday to residence of daughter, Mrs. Mae Woods, Waverly.  Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sulphur Springs Church. Rev. Mr. Sailor of Waverly officiating. Burial in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
....Submitted by Janie

CHILDERS, MRS. ALICE, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 1918, at Springfield hospital, of complications, at the age of 24 years, 3 months, and 13 days. Funeral services will be held at 12:45 p.m. today at the Branson undertaking establishement, and at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church at Chatham, the pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be made in Chatham cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Isaac Childers of Chatham, and five children, three daughters, Mabel, Helen, and Alice, and two sons Homer and Roy.....Submitted by Janie 

CHILDERS, JAMES "IKE" ISAAC - Of Loami, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1978, at Park's Memorial Home, Auburn, age 87.  Survived by one son, Ellis of Bloomington, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Wilson of Granite City and Mrs. Alma Cole of Loami; one brother, John of Versailles; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Woods of Girard,  Mrs. Margaret Lash and Mrs. Ruth Crawford, both of Franklin, Mrs. Jane Hebblethwaite of Washington; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Remains are at McCullough Funeral Home, Loami, where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Sangamon Lodge 6 IOOF will conduct service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  Services there at 3 p.m. Sunday, Bishop John Downs officiating.  Burial Sulpher Springs Cemetery.....Submitted by Janie 

KATIE A. GILLIS, 91, of Waverly died Friday afternoon, March 13, 1992, at Sunrise Manor Health Care Center in Virden. She was born Feb. 7, 1901, in Lincoln, the daughter of Walter L. and Matilda Stanberry Lash. She married Ben Childers in June of 1921. He died in July of 1932. She married Bill Luby in 1933. He died in 1945. She married Melvin Gillis in 1948. He died in 1975. She is survived by two sons, Orville Childers of Indiana and Alfred Childers of Springfield; three daughters, Marie Neal of Waverly, Louise Ausmus of Chicago and Mary Courier of Palmyra; one brother, Mason Lash of Rochester; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine brothers, four sisters, one daughter and one son. Mrs. Gillis was a homemaker and Methodist.  Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Neece Funeral Home with burial at Franklin Cemetery. Visitation will be 12-1 pm  Monday.....Submitted by Janie 

ORVILLE M. CHILDERS, SR., 74, of Richland, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville of respiratory failure.  He was a retired landscaper. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars  Post 3418 in Boonville. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruby (Smith); a son, Orville Childers, Jr. of Richland; five daughters, Margaret "Maggie" Smith of Rockport, Helen "Tiny" Keach of Evansville, Becky Jennings of Boonville, Janice Deutsch of Evansville, and Jane Bruce of Boonville; three sisters, Marie Neal of Waverly, Ill., Mary Reynolds of Palmyra, Ill., and Louise Ausmus of Chicago; a brother, Alfred Childers of Springfield, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Peter, and two grandchildren. Services were Saturday at Simpson Funeral Homes Newburgh Chapel, the Rev. William Bullock officiating, with burial in Sharon Cemetery in  Newburgh.....Submitted by Janie  

Marshall Latham - LARRY FRANCIS MARSHALL, SR. 37, of Fort Worth, Texas, Formerly of Latham, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday (Dec. 22, 1989) in Fort Worth following an auto accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fricke - Calvert - Shrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, with visitation two hours before services. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg. Memorials: trust fund for the children. Mr. Marshall was born in Decatur, son of Wilber and Joyce Scott Marshall. He was a highway construction worker and truck driver. He married Pamila Waters in 1972. He married Dee Byerly in 1984. Surviving are his wife, son, Larry F. (Beau) Marshall, Jr., at home; daughters, Shannon and Elizabeth Marshall, both at home; stepsons, Larry and Terry Wolfe, both of Fort Worth; stepdaughter Sherri Wolfe in Germany; parents Wilber and Joyce of rural Latham; sister, Wilma Stanley of Latham; one stepgrandchild. One daughter, Jennifer Lynn, preceded him in death.
....Submitted by Shannon Marshall-Koontz

SARAH ELLEN RENTFROW was born in Effingham Co., Ill November 20, 1843 and died in Clatskanie, Oregon, July 11, 1906 of dropsy. She united in marriage with Evan Baker in February 1860. To this union were born nine children of whom four are still living, Alice A. Martin, of Shawnnee, Mo., Florence M. Barrow, of Frankfort, Ind., W.E. and R.E. Baker of Gage, Okla.  Her husband preceeded her in death eight years. In 1898 the deceased moved from near Neoga, Ill., to Noble Co., Okla; where in the year 1904 she was united in marriage with John A. Hickman. In September 1905 they went on an extended visit with relatives in Oregon, where death occured after a severe illness of 4 weeks. Deceased obeyed the gospel and was added to the church of Christ in early life and lived a consistent christian life until death. Besides her husband and children she leaves 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 11 grandchildren, 2 step children by her first husband, E.Jand Johnson, Stewardson, Ill; John A. Baker, Beecher City, Ill, and 2 step daughters in Okla by her last husband, a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a dear companion, a kind, loving mother and sister, who was always doing good, ever looking to the comforts of others around her. To know her was to love her.  Mrs. Hickman, was a cousin of Aunt Martha Baker of this city.....Submitted by Raylene Lamb


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