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Nellie Elma Forney-2004
From a Florida Newspaper
Nellie Elma Forney of Gainesville died Sunday at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton.
She was 94.
Mrs. Forney was born in Dunlap, Ill., and moved to Gainesville from Milford, Ill., in 1981.
She was a homemaker, and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Forney, and a son, Larry Lee Forney.
Survivors include daughters Carol Lee Rosenboom and Kay Cile George, both of Gainesville, and Donna
Fay Snow of Ocala; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
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From Findagrave:
Lee Clifton Forney Retired Equipment Operator Lee Clifton Forney of Gainesville died Thursday, May 27, 1993 at his home. He was 86. Born in Brimfield, Ill., Mr. Forney moved to Gainesville from Milford, Ill., in 1981. He worked as a heavy equipment operator before retiring. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, where he was active in the senior Sunday school class and Christian Witness Training. Survivors include his wife, Nellie E. Forney of Gainesville; three daughters, Carol Lee Rosenboom of Gainesville, Donna Faye Snow of Ocala and Kay Cile George of Gainesville; a brother, Dr. Robert R. Schenck of Chicago; a sister, Marie Norton of Galesburg, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial on Saturday, May 29, 1993 at Forest Meadows Memorial Park, Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville Sun, Friday, May 28, 1993
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CHATSWORTH - Visitation for John Henry Haberkorn, 73, of Chatsworth, will be from 5-7 p.m. today, with a Rosary at 5 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Brunskill, at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, of which he was a member and where memorials may be made. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Chatsworth, with full military rites by Chatsworth American Legion Post 613. Mr. Haberkorn died Sunday (June 6, 1999) at his home. He was born April 11, 1926 in Chatsworth, the son of Adolph and Elizabeth Donovan Haberkorn Sr. His wife, the former Mary Frances Blackburn, whom hemarried June 28, 1951 in Chatsworth, died Nov. 8, 1993. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Pryor of Garden Grove, Calif. and Mary Madeline Bender of Eliabeth, Colo.; and one son, John Michael Haberkorn of Huntington Beach, Calif; one sister, Mary Hudson of Eldon; and six grandchildren. One daughter and two brothers are deceased. Mr. Haberkorn retired from Nichols-Homeshield, Chatsworth. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 613 and the VFW, Pontiac.

Edward Frank Guentner, 71, of Piper City, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000 at his residence. He is survived by his loving wife , Mary Ann; daughters, Pattie (Kevin) McGrath, Kathleen (Mark) Molloy and Mary Kay (Bob) Dunham; sons, Edward Joseph and Eric Michael; sister, Shirley Herdle; brother-in-law, John (Jeannie) Morse; uncle, William Barnhart; and aunt, Alice Leland. A visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 31 from 5 til 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:45 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home in Chatsworth. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery in Chatsworth. Memorials may be made to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Kathryn A. Smith, age 56, nee Krempasky, at OST St. James-John W. Albrect Medical Center , Pontiac , beloved wife of the late Michael Smith of Wheaton, IL and former wife of the late Kenneth Weinstock of Villa Park, IL; daughter of Albert Krempasky. Funeral home in charge, Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. Service time 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the funeral home. Rev. Ann Champion presiding. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials to Chatsworth Library or Chatsworth Fire Prot. District.

From (The Times)

Robert Louis Jensen, 62, formerly of Merrillville, Indiana, passed away Thursday, March 11, 1999 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in Gary, Indiana, on May 7, 1936, son of the late Bertram and Sally (Harmon) Jensen, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rosemary (Rinderle) Jensen, children, Joe (Beth) Jensen of Plainfield, Indiana, Sally (Chris) Kaminski of Valparaiso, Indiana, David Jensen of Indianapolis, sisters, Martha (Dennis) Burke of Rapid City, South Dakota Karen (Mike) Marolf of Scottsdale, Arizona, four grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 783, the Glen Park Eagles and Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Merrillville, IN. There will be a Funeral Mass on Friday, May 7, 1999, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 8303 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN with Rev. Joseph Vamos officiating. A private burial service will follow in Chatsworth, Illinois.
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From Ford County, IL. Obituaries
ISAACS, ANNA H. (STEINLICHT) - Anna H. Isaacs, 93, of Colfax, mother of a Gibson City woman, a former Loda area resident, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday 3-14-1992 at Octavia Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past seven years. Her funeral was Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, the Rev. Pat Allin officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. She was born 9-2-1898 in Chatsworth, a daughter ofJulius and Katherine Marie Bierman Steinlicht. She married Bert Isaacs in Bloomington. He died 10-28-1967. Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Ehlers of Colfax and Mildred Knerr of Gibson City; a son, LaMar Isaacs of Edinburg, Texas; a sister, Emma Brackman of Homer, Ind.; a brother, Elmer Steinlicht of Peoria; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a son. Mrs. Isaacs was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mission, Texas and a past member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church. She had been a resident of Colfax since 1969. She lived in Edinburg, Texas from 1956 - 1969 and is formerly of the Loda and Sibley area. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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Mary Theresa Diimig Horstman, daughter of Henry and Kunigunda Diimig, was born June 4, 1878, at Chatsworth, Illinois, and died May 13, 1951, at the Ida Grove hospital. She was 72 years, 11 months, and 13 days old. She came with her parents when a small child to a farm east of Danbury, Iowa, in Ida County. She lived there until June 21, 1910, when she was married to August D. Horstman. They made their home in Ida Grove until March, 1920, when they moved to a farm south of Battle Creek, Iowa, where they resided until March 1940. Since then, she had lived in Ida Grove, Iowa. Beside her husband, she is survived by 3 children, Leonard A. Horstman of Norwalk, California; Fred H. Horstman of Battle Creek, Iowa; and Cecelia M. Aaron of Tulsa, Ok.; 8 grandchildren, one brother, Frank Diimig, of Danbury; and one sister, Mrs. Ben Schlimmer of Holstein, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Church, Ida Grove, Iowa, with Rev. Father Harry Dailey officiating.
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Thelma J. Beiriger ,86, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Woodmar, a homemaker, died June 15, 1995. She was born in Chatsworth, Illinois. Survivors include her husband, Hilary M.; daughter, Susan C. Nelson; son, Robert W. Beiriger and one grandchild. Services were private. Contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 9494 East Becker Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
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From Geni
William Leonard Harmon 
Birthdate: November 25, 1882 Birthplace: Chatsworth, Livingston, IL, USA 
Death: Died May 3, 1957 in Independence, Buchanan, IA, USA 
Place of Burial: Osage, Mitchell, IA, USA 
Immediate Family: Husband of Grace Edyth Harmon
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From The Wenatchee World
East Wenatchee, WA 
Alvertus John ‘Bus’ Gutzwiler, 91, of East Wenatchee, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2005, in Highline Care Center. 
He was born September 24, 1913, to Henry M. and Helen (Mangold) Gutzwiler, at Mahomet, Illinois. He attended schools at Melvin and Chatsworth, Illinois. After high school he worked as a farm hand for different farmers. During World War II he moved to San Diego and worked for Consolidated Air Craft until 1945, when he moved to Wenatchee. In 1948, he joined the Laborer’s Hod Carriers Union #292 and was an active member for many years. Bus worked as a carpenter from 1951 to 1957 for Vandivort Construction and from 1957 to 1973 for Van Dusen Construction. Later he and a friend worked at odd and end jobs ntil he fully retired in 1975. Bus married Jean Jordan on February 2, 1952. She passed away on November 14, 1976. On September 16, 1978, he married Mary Rosanna Nimbler at Chatsworth, Illinois and they made Wenatchee their home. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Northwest Laborers Union of which he recently was awarded his fifty-five year pin. Mr. Gutzwiler is survived by his son, Greg J. Gutzwiler of Seattle; one brother, Cornelius Gutzwiler of Loda, Illinois; his sister, Louise Marshall of Paxton, Illinois; one grandson, Eric John Gutzwiler of Yakima; special relatives, Matt and Cindy Gutzwiler, Norm, Jerry and Richard Gutzwiler and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both wives, a daughter, Katherine Diane Gutzwiler, three brothers, Herbert, Eugene and Wayne Gutzwiler and three sisters, Lauretta, Marguerite and Delores. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Tom Kuykendall officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. at the funeral home with a vigil service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
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From Findagrave
Birth: Oct. 31, 1912 
Death: Jul. 8, 1996 
Mary Rosanna Gutzwiler, 83, of East Wenatchee, passed away Monday, July 8, 1996, at Parkside Rehab and Care Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1912, to Nicholas and Mary (Graham) Nimbler at Chatsworth, Ill. She received her education at the parochial school and Chatsworth High School, graduating in 1931. After high school she did general housekeeping, then was a waitress until going to work for Dennewitz Brothers' Garage and Machine Shop as a bookkeeper and stenographer, a job she held for 35 years. Mrs. Gutzwiler retired in 1978. Mary was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth. She was also a life member of the Royal Neighbors of America, and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wenatchee. She married A.J. "Bus" Gutzwiler on Sept. 16, 1978, at Chatsworth and since then has lived in Wenatchee. Survivors include her husband, of the home; one stepson, Gregory Gutzwiler of Yakima; one grandson, Eric John of Yakima; one sister, Loretta Farrell of Park Forest, Ill.; three nieces; four nephews; six grandnephews; and one great-grandniece. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and four sisters. Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatche
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WENONA — The Rev. Jerome V. Morrissey, 82, of Wenona, died 5:27 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at St. Mary’s Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cathedral with the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., D.D., Bishop of Peoria, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Peoria. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the cathedral with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour before services at the cathedral. Wright & Salmon Mortuary, Peoria, is in charge of arrangements. Born Sept. 21, 1922, in Grinnell, Iowa, he was the son of James Sr. and Mary (Gallagher) Morrissey. Surviving are brothers, Monsignor James L. Morrissey of Peoria and Edward (Maggie) Morrissey of Naperville; a sister, Mildred Kelly of Peoria; and a stepsister, Phyllis (Mrs. Delbert) Spitz of Mendota. Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers. Father Morrissey was ordained June 1, 1947. He served a number of parishes: assistant, Sacred Heart, Rock Island, 1947; St. Mary’s Moline, 1948; Visitation, Kewanee, 1955; administrator, Sts. Peter & Paul’s, Chatsworth, 1957; St. Patrick’s, Ransom, 1958; pastor, Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth, 1964; chaplain, Illinois State Penitentiary and St. James Hospital, Pontiac, 1970; pastor, St. Mary’s, Wenona, 1983; vicar, Henry Vicariate, 1986-91; senior priest status, 1993. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Church, 207 W. 3rd Street South, PO Box 486, Wenona, IL 61377.

ONARGA - Gordon L. Fisher, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Onarga, Cissna Park and Chatsworth, died Saturday (Jan. 30, 1999) at Garden of Gods Care Center in Colorado Springs. Graveside services with military rites by the Onarga American Legion, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Onarga Cemetery. Rev. Charles Shelquist will officiate. Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. Mr. Fisher owned and operated Fisher Landscaping Service for many years. He was a school teacher and basketball coach in Cissna Park and Chatsworth. He was born Sept. 13, 1920 in Watseka, the son of Archie and Ethel Morgan Fisher. He married Eloise Conn in Onarga. Mr. Fisher was a veteran of World War II, serving in Iceland. Surviving are one son, Bill Fisher of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Nancy Fisher of Albuquerque, N.M., and Marcia Roettinger of Agoura Hills, Calif.; and two brothers, Donald Fisher of Fort Worth, Texas and Robert Fisher of Chebanse. One sister is deceased.

From: Ford County, Il. Obits
Alicia Altagracis Reynoso Perkins, 56, of rural Piper City, born:1-21-47 in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic; parents: Jose and Elpidia Toribio Reynoso, wed: Ronald Perkins 7-2-1966 in San Francisco de Macoris. He survives. died; Friday 4-4-2003 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, buried; Chatsworth Cemetery

From Findagrave:
Mrs. George A. Sutton, formerly of the Grassy community and later of Columbia, MO, died in a Bloomington, IL hospital, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial was in Chatsworth, IL. Mrs. Sutton was born at Lutesville, MO September 30, 1889, a daughter of Sarah and George Clifton. She was married July, 3, 1908 to Benton R. Dellinger, to whom three children were born, John Dellinger of Chatsworth, IL; Virgil Dellinger and Mrs. Alma Brock of Towanda, IL. Following the death of Mr. Dellinger she married Thomas Schweain of Marble Hill on February 24, 1916. No children were born to this union. On March 11, 1922 she was married to George Sutton and two children were born. They are George Sutton of Belleville, IL and Glenda Mae Sutton of Columbia, MO; also surviving are John M. Sutton of Indianapolis, IN; Gerald Sutton of Rock Island, IL and Wilma Gerbracht of Chattsworth, IL, who are step-children; also three sisters Mrs. Florence Johnson and Mrs. Laura Baker of Kankakee, IL; and Mrs. Arizona McNulty of Long Island, NY; one brother, Burette Clifton of Lutesville, MO and ten grandchildren. (MARBLE HILL BANNER PRESS, 07/Oct/1948)
Stone has 1948

Albuquerque Journal Obituaries 
 INBODEN -- Edward G. Inboden, 85 of Chatsworth, IL, formerly of Albuquerque, died Friday, March 12, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Inboden; daughter, Carol Flowers of Albuquerque; four stepchildren, GaryBrandt and wife, Joy of Magnolia, DE, Beverly Zorn and husband, John of Piper City, Donna Shriver and husband, Mike of Chatsworth, IL, and Jim Brandt and wife, Sue of Kankakee, IL; and six stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Grise in 1995; granddaughter, Cindy Lee Merrick in 1968; two brothers; and one sister. Edward was born June 27, 1918 in Enon Valley, PA to George and Minnie Stephenson Inboden. He married Muriel Brandt in November 1995 in Chatsworth. Edward served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps and later retired from General Electric. He was a member of Masonic Hiram Lodge 13, a 32nd-degree member of Scottish Rite of Santa Fe, and a 50-year member of Ballut Abyad Shrine Center. Edward was a charter member of the safety patrol which later became the Ansars where he was president numerous times. He also belonged to the American Legion and VFW Post 49. Services will be held Thursday, March 18, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ballut Abyad Shrine Center Perpetual Fund, 6000 Zuni Rd. SE, 87108. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500

From Findagrave-Charles L. Reeve
Info by Kay Cynova-Photos by Robert Reeve
I believe his grandfather to be William Reeve-
Birth: Nov. 12, 1873 Chatsworth Livingston County Illinois, USA 
Death: Oct. 12, 1932 Kimmell Noble County Indiana, USA 
Family links: Parents: William J. Reeve (1831 - 1900) Sarah Wilson Reeve (1839 - 1904) 
Spouse: Emma Almeda Nickerson Reeve (1873 - 1958) 
Children: Floyd Lester Reeve (1898 - 1917)* Earl A Reeve (1900 - 1972)* Lois C Reeve Bitner (1902 - 1977)* Almeda G Reeve Gorsuch (1903 - 1990)* Charles W Reeve (1906 - 1991)* 
Siblings: Almon Parker Reeve (1859 - 1935)* Frank Wilson Reeve (1864 - 1933)* Lincoln Lyman Reeve (1866 - 1938)* Odiorne Albertus Reeve (1872 - 1918)* Charles L Reeve (1873 - 1932) *Calculated relationship 
Burial: Sparta Cemetery Kimmell Noble County Indiana, USA Plot: 3-7

From The Michigan Alumnus, vol. 53

Charles D. Cary, class of '95, died Nov.30, 1946, very suddenly at his home in Pasadena, California.  He was born at Sparland, Illinois, Feb.22, 1874 and he attended Duke University before attending the University. Following his studies at the University, he practiced law at Chatsworth, Illinois., for a time, but he spent the major part of his career as General Claim Agent for the Illinois Central Railroad in Kankakee, Illinois. Following his retirement, he and his wife went to California to live, about 1937.

From Access Genealogy

 Homer C. Hurt, 87, a longtime resident of Baker City and Richland, died Oct. 9, 2002, at Physician’s Hospital at Reno, Nev. His ashes were buried with his wife, Ruth, Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Hurt was born on May 22, 1915, at Chatsworth, Ill. Survivors include his son, David Hurt of Sparks, Nev.; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, of Baker City; and a daughter, Marilyn “Joy” Stover of Decatur, Ala. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

From the Pantagraph
Chatsworth---The funeral of Evan Battey, 59, of 907 E. Maple St., Chatsworth, a truck driver, will be at 11 am Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Chatsworth. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Monday at Culkin-Diggle Funeral Home, Chatsworth and from 10 to 11 am Tuesday at the church. Mr. Battey died at 2:30 pm Thursday (June 24, 1993) at Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ. He was born June 11, 1934, at East Greenwich, RI, a son of Earnest and Emma Gooley Battey. He married Roseline Lackey Oct 18, 1958, at Rantoul. She survives.  Other survivors include two sons, Douglas Battey, West Kingston, R.I., and Duane Battey, Chenoa; two daughters, Gaylyne Corbin, Westerly, R.I., and Dori Battey, Chatsworth; one brother, Emmons Battey, Block Island, R.I.; and 10 grandchildren. '"His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Battey, who had lived in Chatsworth for the last 13 years,  was employed by Remington (Ind.)  Freight Line.  He served in the military from 1954 to 1958, and was a member of; the Chatsworth American Legion Post . Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

From Genealogy Trails:
Catherine Feely
 Chatsworth Woman Failed to Recover Following Stroke. CHATSWORTH, Jan. 11--Mrs. Catherine Feely, 77, died at her home here Sunday after failing to recover from a stroke of apoplexy she suffered a week ago. She was married to Thomas Feely over 50 years ago. She was born in Ireland in 1848, and came to America at an early age. The family lived in Galesburg for a time. The following children survive: Thomas, Chatsworth, Joseph, Denver, Colorado, Margaret Jensen, Chicago, and Kathryn, at home. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Anna Ryan, Kansas City, Mo., and one brother, William Carney of Kankakee. Services are at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Catholic church, with burial at St. Patrick's cemetery in Chatsworth. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 11, 1926, Page 2; sub. by PHG]

From the Pantagraph:
 June 10, 1989 
 CHATSWORTH -  Viola M. Grosenbach, 91, of Chatsworth died at 7:55 a.m. yesterday (June 9, 1989) at her home. She had been ill. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Culkin-Diggle Funeral Home, Chatsworth, the Rev. Paul Mallory officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. She was born Feb. 3, 1898, in Eureka, a daughter of Albert and Sara Turner King. She married Elmer Grosenbach on Feb. 2, 1918, in Chatsworth. He died in 1953. Surviving are a daughter, Vivian Wahls, Chatsworth; a son, Floyd W., Chatsworth; a brother, Everett King, Fairbury; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two sons, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Grosenbach was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church and the ladies church circle. She and her husband had farmed in the Chatsworth area. Memorials may be made to the Chatsworth Lions Club or to a charity of the donor's choice.