Ada Poppe
Cissna Park -- Ada Wieland Poppe, 93, of Joliet and formerly of Cissna Park, stepmother of a Paxton woman, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday (Feb 7, 1998) at Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park. Burial was in Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Cissna Park.
Visitation was for one hour before the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Poppe was born April 16, 1904, at Cissna Park, a daughter of Charles and Tillie Rocke Frank. She married Otto Wieland at Watseka. He died on Nov. 6, 2966. She married Eberhard Poppe in November, 1957 at Buckley. He died on Sept. 19, 1967.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include a son, Emerson Wieland of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter Charlene Schrock of Joliet, two step-daughters, Alice Funk of Paxton and Benita Maynard of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Amand Basor Prater 79 died at her home in Woodland , Wednesday evening of last week of a heart attack. She had been ill but a short time.  Funeral services were held from the woodland Methodist church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Harry S. Crede in charge. Burial was made in the Body Cemetery.
 She was born June 15, 1854 at Columbus , Ohio the daughter of Mrs. And Mrs. Abraham Bennett and came to Woodland when a small child. She was survived by her husband, Ezra Prater, a son, Jesse Basor, woodland, and a daughter Mrs.
Abraham Black of Milford.   (Contributed by Lucy)

Elias Poulson:
Elias Poulson son of Willim and Nancy Poulson was born born near Harrisburg, Ohio, October 6, 1845, and departed this life at his home in Del Rey June 15, 1929, at the age of 83 years, a months and 9 days.
He was united in marriage January 22, 1866 to Miss Louisa Dickerson of Harrisburg Ohio. To this union was born eight children, four sons and four daughters; Mrs. Mary potts, of Brookerton, Indiana; Dave, of Columbus Ohio; Elmer, Diemer and Mrs. Grace Shepherd, of West Jefferson Ohio; Finley of Onarga; and Mrs Ethel Stephens of Buckley; one daughter, Serepta Viola Poulson, dying in infancy.
In 1885 he moved his family from Ohio to a farm near Del Rey and engaged in farming for many years until failing health and age caused him to retire.
On August 31, 1924 he was united in marriage to Eliza Beesley of Onarga, who lives to mourn his loss.
At an early age he became a christian and united in membership with the Methodist church and lived a sincere and faithful christian life.
He was a devoted father, and always ready to assist as far as possible those who were in need or trouble. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, seven children, and 20 grandchildren, also 9 great grandchildren.
In the passing of Mr. Poulson we feel that the last of this type of christian has passed from our community. He believed in the old-fashioned prayer meeting and class meeting and in freely making a loud voice in prayer and song unto the Lord. He was a good man, and we will miss him from the church in Del Rey, but he has found a place where he can live and "shout his praises" for evermore.
The funeral services were held at his church home, the Del Rey Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. Killip, at 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, June 11th. Interment was at the Onarga cemetery.
Dear Father, we will miss you, Your face we'll see no more Until at last we meet you Upon that golden shore
(Onarga Leader and Review, Thursday June 20, 1929) (Contributed by Barb)

Gibson City - Keith A. Pearson, 20, of Gibson City, died at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday 2-26-1995 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Gibson City - Richard E. Pearson, 15, of Gibson City, died at 11:22 p.m. Monday 12-14-1992 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.

b. 9-12-1921
d. 7-26-1997

Gibson City - F. Ray "Pete" Peterson, 62, died 1-19-1999

Gibson City - Died 1-11-1995, age 80

Gibson City - Frank M. Probus, 75, of Gibson City, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday 2-16-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. His graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington, the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Lee Lowery Amereican Legion Post 568. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home.

Aged 83, a lifelong rural Clarence resident and farmer, died at 3:39 a.m. Monday 11-25-2002 at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton, where he had been a resident 2-1/2 years. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Sidney Crowcroft officiating. Burial was in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Visitation was 4 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Parsons was born 7-4-1919 in rural Rankin, a son of Clarence "Pete" and Ida L. Waite Parsons. He married Lois J. Kissack 1-5-1945 at the Methodist parsonage in Paxton. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mark (Becky) Parsons and Doug (Mary) Parsons, both of Paxton; one daughter, Linda Bagby of Normal; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. Mr. Parsons attended the Waite School, rural Rankin. He graduated from Armstrong High School. In addition to farming, he was a self-employed carpenter. He served in the US Army during WWII, in the 308th Bomber Division in the India-China-Burma threatre of operations. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, rural Clarence; a former member of the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau; a member of the Rankin American Legion post and had served as Button Twp clerk for 20 years. Memorials may be made to his church, the Il Knights Templar Home or a charity of the donor's choice.

Lavane Penn, 92, formerly of Loda, died 1-14-2003. A memorial service will be 2-1-2003 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Harrogate, Tn. She was born 8-22-1910 the only child of Alonzo and Edith Phillips. She married Joel Elmo Penn 4-20-1942 in St. Charles, Mo. He died 3-2-1991. She is survived by a son, Cecil Penn of Harrogate. Mrs. Penn lived all of her married life, almost 50 years, at Loda. In June 1992 she came to live with her son, first in Virginia and since 1997, in Tn. She moved with her son to LaFollette, Tenn in July 2001. She had been confined to her bed for the last four years because of congestive heart problems and died in her sleep. In lieu of flowers, persons may donate to the David McDonald scholarship fund at Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Harrogate, TN., to the Loda Twp Library or to the Loda United Methodist Church.

Lyle A. Parker, age 76 of St. Cloud, FL, formerly of Gibson City, died at 4:11 p.m. Saturday, 7-21-2001 at Orlando Regional Healthcare Center in Orlando, FL. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday July 29 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Ken Sloan-Couch officiating. Mr. Parker's cremains and his wife Jeannine's cremains were buried in Drummer Township Cemetery at 11 a.m. July 31 with military rites accorded by the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568. Mr. Parker was born 3-15-1925 at Bussey, Iowa a son of Francis E. and Margaret Little Parker. He married Jeannine J. Six on 7-31-1946 at Knoxville, Iowa. She died 5-19-1996. Survivors include one son, Edwin (Connie) Parker of Ellsworth; three daughters, Marsha Music of St. Cloud, FL, Nancy (Randy) Dobbins of St. Cloud, FL and Lisa Parker of Waynesville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Fred Parker of Knoxville, Iowa, Thomas Parker and Gerald Parker both of Bussey, Iowa; and three sisters, Myrna Spaur, Mary Wright and Sally Laird all of Knoxville, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Mr. Parker moved to St. Cloud, FL from Gibson City in 1990. A WWII veteran serving in the US Navy, Mr. Parker was a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568, Brotherton Keller VFW Post 6289 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Gibson City Lodge 2289. Mr. Parker retired from Peoples Gas in Fisher after 42 years. For the last six years, he was a greeter at Wal-Mart in St. Cloud FL. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Luella R. Pettit, age 80 of Washington Cout House, Ohio died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday 12-12-2002 at the Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Ohio. She was born in Bond, Ohio on 3-13-1922 a daughter of William and Frances Jeremy Zeigler. She retired in 1993 from the medical records department of Loyola University Hospital in Chicago. She was preceded in death by her son, Benjamin B. Pettit; sisters and brothers, Pauline, Emily, Ardella, Johnny and Kenneth Zeigler. She is survived by her husband, Bently B. Pettit; a son, Kenneth (Shirley) Pettit of Washington Court House, Ohio; daughters, Judith (Loy) Crum of Seymour, IN and Jean (Bill) Nelson of Danville; brothers William (Edna) Zeigler of Ashland, Ohio and Charles (Millie) Zeigler of Titusville, FL.; sisters, Dorothy (Elwood) Humphrey of Winter Park, FL, Effie (Marlin) Cole of Tiro, Ohio and Patricia (Danny) Tackett of Shelby, Ohio; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and special caregivers, Emma Blair and Marjorie Athey. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:30 a.m. Monday December 16 at St. Colman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Jan Sullivan officiating. Burial was at Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 17. Visitation was from 1 - 5 p.m. December 15 at the Morrow Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio.