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Macomb Journal 2-21-1884- Macomb,ILL
DEATH OF ANOTHER PIONEER - Lewis Eblesizer, of Blandinsville township, a man prominent and well known for years throughout the Northwest part of McDonough, died at his home Friday Morning last at 3:00. He had been in poor health for the past three to four years, his disease being an affection of the heart. For six months, he has grown worse rapidly, and during a month or more his death has been expected almost daily. Funeral Services were conducted at Blandinsville Saturday, after which the remains were buried in the Liberty burial ground northeast of the town some two or three miles. He was about 65 years old Deceased was born, we believe in Indiana. He migrated from near New Albany, that state, about the year 1939, coming to Illinois in company with the families of Andrew HUFF and Jacob KEITHLEY;deceased was then unmarried. Mr. HUFF and Ebleseizer first settled in Rushville, Schuyler County, where for a few years they carried on a plow shop. About 1844 or 45 they came to McDonough County and settled upon the land where deceased spent the remaining portion of his life. Deceased, still single, boarded with Mr. Huff, and the two spent the time in improving their land in the summer and black smithing in the winter.Some few years later, was united in marriage with Elizabeth NANCE whose parents resided in Hancock County, near LaHarpe. The fruits of their marriage was one child, a son, C C Ebleseizer, now some 30 years old and married. The wife of deceased survives him. Mr. Eblesizer was a first class farmer in every respect, a man of strong convictions, yet scrupulously honest withal. He was a kind neighbor, a warm friend, a man whose living was a benefit to the community in which he lived.


St Paris Dispatch, Friday Oct 1 1886
MRS. ELIZABETH SHAFFER,
who has been wife of ABSOLOM SHAFFER for 40yrs, severed her earthly relationship with him at her home in Terre Haute, Ohio, on Sept. 25th. She was born in Rockingham Co., VA, Jan 7, 1822. Aged 64yrs, 8mo, 18 days, she was mother of 10 children. Two sons and four daughters have passed on before her. She united with the Ev L Church in 1849, and was a member of the same at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at Terre Haute last Monday, conducted by Rev E.D. Smith.


CENTRAL CITY COURIER
Central City, Merrick Co, Nebraska, April 30, 1891
Chapman-Andrew Dye is lying at the point of death
May 7, 1891
Died-at the home of his parents Andrew C Dye. Mr Dye was born in Miami County, Ohio April 18, 1858 and moved with his parents to Merrick County, Nebraska in 1872, where he has since lived until his death April 30, 1891. His death was caused by injuries received when a boy from a thrashing machine. He leaves a father and mother and many friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held from the Baptist Church Friday at 10 o'clock A.M., Rev Samuel Miller officiating. His remarks were founded on the words taken from Mark iv,36-39. The remains were interred in the Chapman Cemetery., Merrick Co.


From the Richmond, Mo Conservator - Thursday July 23, 1891
A Mysterious Death
A postal card from Judge W D Fortune at Tinney's Grove informs us that the dead body of Elizabeth Evilsizer, widow of the late (Thomas) Jeff Evilsizer who was murdered some years since, was found at her residence on Sunday. Remains were in an advanced state of decomposition showing the death had occurred some time ago. No particulars were obtainable and nothing could be learned to throw light upon the matter. Was it a murder or had death come from natural causes which are not yet answered. The deceased lived on Mud Creek.


From the Richmond, Mo Conservator - Thursday August 31, 1891
A Grave Charge
Mrs. Elizabeth Graham arrested for the murder of Mrs. Evilsizer.
On Sunday, July 10, the dead body of Mrs. Elizabeth (Miller) Evilsizer, a widow who lived alone on her farm about five miles west of Tinney's Grove, was found in her home in a badly decomposed condition. Her throat was cut from ear to ear, and the body was in such a bad condition that it had to be rolled in a quilt and placed in the coffin, without being washed. That she had been murdered there could be no doubt, but the author of the awful crime was unknown. The nephew of the dead woman, S H Miller was in Oklahoma at the time of her death, and was subsequently notified. He arrived in this County a few days after her burial and at once began a search for the assassin of his kinswoman. Last Saturday, he swore out a warrant against Mrs. Sarah Graham, a neighbor of Mrs. Evilsizer, charging her with the crime of murder in the first degree. Sheriff Perdue went up last Saturday and served the warrant and brought the prisoner to this city. On Sunday he took her to Carrollton and lodged her in jail. We do not know what the evidence is against Mrs. Graham, but have heard in a circumstantial way that it is very strong. On Wednesday evening before the body of Mrs. Evilsizer was found, Mrs. Graham was seen going toward the Evilsizer farm, and late the same night she was overtaken by a farmer on a wagon and taken to Braymer, where she spent the night at a hotel. Her clothes were wet and bedraggled as though she had been trying to wash them or had walked through the grass and weeds. When Mrs. Evilsizer's house was searched after the finding of her body, the table was found set with three plates as though she was expecting company. In the kitchen, the coffee pot and other cooking vessels were found on the stove and thirteen slices of meat were laying on the table and other things went to show she was preparing a meal other than for herself. It is said that the two women were not on the best of terms, and that the trouble between them dates back to the time when they were neighbors in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Graham has retained as her attorney, Mssrs Garner and Scott and J W Shotwell


The Chief- Cowgill, MO- July 24, 1891
During the later part of last week, passers by saw no one going about the house, which was shut up closely. On Sunday morning, George Rogers, Billy Malone, Isaac Hatfield and others went to the house to investigate and upon entering the west room were horrified to find the decaying corpse of Mrs. E who had evidently been dead several days. The body lay on the floor, knees being drawn up, one arm extended and the other across the breast. The face was black and swollen beyond recognition, and the odor arising from the remains, together with their putrid condition made it impossible to de tech any violence. The outer doors were closed and not locked and the windows of the room were darkened by papers pinned up on the inside and the outer blinds being closed. Nothing about the house seemed disturbed, $10 in money being found upstairs besides several thousand dollars worth of notes and mortgages.


August 15,1891-Severy, KS
Sinclair Evilsizer was born June 19,1819 in Rockingham Co, Virginia and emigrated in an early day with his parents to Morgan County, Indiana. In the year of 1838 he was married to Perlina Walters; by this union there were twelve children, of which only five remain to mourn the death of their father, three girls and two boys. In the year 1840 he moved to Ray County, Missouri and settled on a farm proving a successful farmer. April 1st, 1884 he came to Greenwood County, Kansas with his family and settled at Severy, where he resided until his death, which occurred at 6:10 p.m. August 18, 1891, after an illness of eleven days, at the advanced age of 72 years, 3 months and 1 day. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church at 4 p.m., last Friday after which the body was interred in Twin Groves Cemetery. He professed religion in 1867 but never united with any church, but being a strict Baptist in belief. He was a loving husband, a kind and affectionate father and a friend to all in need; respected by all who knew him. During his illness he was a patient sufferer, never complaining, and his death is a quiet sleep. When his wife would tell him she could not give him up, he would say "It won't be long". We shall miss him for he is gone.


"Tell me not in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream,
For the soul is not dead that slumbers
And things are not what they seem"


Urbana Daily Citizen, November 17,1891
Mrs Christina EVILSIZER, who had been a helpless invalid for three years, died at her home in Tremont City, last Saturday morning and was buried at nettle Creek Church Cemetery Monday afternoon, aged 81 years. A husband and nine children survive her.(I have the Cemetery books and she is not listed in this cemetery)


The Courier Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska February 25, 1892
CHAPMAN- Died-Saturday, February 20, 1892, Mrs Barbara Ann Evensizer, in her 66th year, while visiting her daughter at Walbach. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Samuel Miller from the Baptist Church Monday at 2 p.m. after which the remains were followed to the Chapman Cemetery by a large concourse of people and deposited in their last resting place. She leaves and aged husband and three children to mourn her departure.


The Champaign Democrat, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, Thursday, August 11, 1892
William EVILSIZOR, Sr was born in Kanawah County, Virginia (now West Virginia) June 8, 1808. He emigrated to Champaign County, Ohio, with his parents about 1814. The Evilsizor's came originally from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In the fertile valley of Mad River Township, Champaign County, they settled on the farm of Abraham Pence, later owned by W S Garret.
The County then was a dense forest. The red man and wild animals were common features. Many trees had been felled, in order to make a way for their present home, and it is certain that the deceased did his share of the work for his life of industry, economy, and honest integrity. Here he prospered, sufficient to gain means which placed him beyond want.
William Evilsizor, Sr and Nancy Jenkins were married December 10, 1829, in Champaign County, Ohio. Their marriage applications noted that Edward Jenkins, brother to Nancy, made oath that his father gave consent. To this happy union were born thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters. After 29 years, their happy union was severed by death of the wife, which occurred February 15, 1858, at the age of 44 years.
Again he was married May 26, 1859 to Frances Jane Allison. They had seven children, four sons and three daughters. After 26 years, their union was severed by the death of his second wife on march 31, 1885, at the age of 54 years. Mr Evilsizor has 20 children. 11 sons and 9 daughters. About 14 years before his death, he united with the Harmony Baptist Church. He was baptized by his brother Rev Henry EVILSIZOR, who was a minister in the Christian Church. To this church, he proved faithful until death, leaving two aged brothers, Squire and Allen. He departed this life July 25, 1892 aged 84years, 1 months, 15 days. Of this family death has now removed a loving and kind father, mother, and step-mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters, while 7 brothers and 7 sisters with a large number of grand and great grandchildren. It has been said that Mr EVILSIZOR, was a large portly man with a black beard, who could crack a hickory nut with his teeth at age 80. William Evilsizor, and his two wives are buried in the Nettle Creek Cemetery, Mad River Township, about a mile south of Westville.


The Champaign Democrat, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, August 11, 1892
The funeral of Mrs William EVILSIZOR, took place last Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m. at the residence. Rev James Randel conducted the services. He selected his text from psalms 23rd chapter and 4th verse. She was a faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church for a number of years and there will be a missing link in the church. She was always ready to bear her share of the burden of the cross, not only in the church she will be missed but in the neighborhood where she lived. As a neighbor, there was none better. She was ready at all times to lend a helping hand to those in need. In the family circle her kind voice will no longer be heard. For several months she has been gradually sinking away with that fatal disease, consumption; her courage never failing her. Physically, she was growing weaker from day to day; spiritually growing stronger. Our loss will be her gain. Julia Lee was born in Campaign County March 31st, 1843; married to William EVILSIZOR, October 31st, 1861; died August 4th, 1892, aged 49years, 4months and 4 days. She was the mother of eleven children, five of whom have preceded her to the better world. She leaves a bereaved husband, five sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her loss. The remains were deposited in the Nettle Creek Cemetery


The Courier, Merrick Co, Neb, Central City
James Dye was born Jan 12, 1831 at Elizabeth, Miami Co, Ohio, and died April 13, 1899 at Central City, Neb, aged 68 years, 3 months , 1 day. He was married march 11, 1855 to Mary Ann Evensizer at Tory, Ohio and lived close to that place until 1880 when they removed to near Chapman Neb., and have since resided in this county. Nine children were born to them, seven of whom survive, all living in this county excepting one daughter in Ohio. One boy, Joseph H is buried in Ohio and the other, George is buried in the cemetery in Chapman Mr Dye enlisted on the 14th day of October, 1861 at Troy, Ohio and served in Company H of the 44th Ohio infantry until his discharge about June 20,1863 on account of disabilities incurred in the service of his country. On the 24th day of June, 1881, his left leg was amputated above the knee since which time he has been a constant sufferer from severe pains in that member and other ills incident to his army life. He has been bedfast the greater part of the time for the past eighteen years, only once in while being able to sit up in a chair. He has long been remarkably patient all through his long and severe sufferings. One brother, Mr Benjamin Dye of Grand Island, and one sister, Mrs Sarah Gilbert of Alliance are all who are left of a family of eight.


Champaign Democrat, August 17, 1899..
Tremont City, Rev Evilsizor held religious services at the home of Esq Evilsizor, who is seriously sick, Monday evening."

From Champaign Democrat Obituary, August 31, 1899
The funeral of Esquire EVILSIZOR, was largely attended Friday which was held at Nettle Creek Church near Westville. He was a son of Major Henry EVILSIZOR,, a soldier of the war of 1812, was born in Page County, Va. while his father was in the service of his country on the 10th day of May, 1812, and died at Tremont City on the 23rd day of August, 1899, aged 87 years, 3 months and 13 days. He came with his parents from Virginia in 1815 when but 3 years of age, and settled with them in Mad River Township Champaign County on the David Pence farm within a mile east of Nettle Creek Church. The church was not even located, nor probably thought of, as about where it now stands there were camped in large numbers the red men of the forest, with the smaller ones of whom he many times played in his boyhood days as was it his pleasure to often relate. How changed the scene, so much so that we can scarcely realize the fact.

He was married to Miss Christine Comer in 1832, when but 20 years of age, with whom he lived happily until eight years ago, when she departed this life. From this union sprung 11 children, 46 sons and 5 daughters, of whom 10 still survive him, as well as 56 grandchildren and 27 great-grand-children.

The most of his life was spent in Champaign County, but the last few years he has lived in Tremont City. He was one of those sturdy pioneers of the Mad River Valley, who has done his full share of clearing away the mighty forest and preparing the soil to support the great population that has since and is now living therefrom. He has always enjoyed the respect and confidence of his neighbors wherever he lived. He and his wife joined the Hickory Grove Church known as a Baptist congregation near Urbana. They both lived quiet and exemplary lives and none who know them doubt not that they have gone to that happy rest prepared by Christ for his redeemed.


Springfield (O.) Sun" Monday, August 28, 1899:
TREMONT Tremont Aug. 26.-- Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Buck of Lima, attended the funeral of Esquire Evilsizor. The funeral of Esquire Evilsizor which was held at Nettle Creek church Friday was largely attended. His age was 87 years, 3 months, and 13 days. He left ten children, fifty-six grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren."


Lamar Democrat, Nov 9,1899, Lamar Missouri
Jennie M Evilsizer, wife of W J Evilsizer, died at her home on North First Street, this city, Friday, November3rd at 10:00 p.m. She had been confined to her bed for weeks with paralysis of the brain, which had assumed a mild form from about the first of August. She was aged 32 years.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Rev G J Hunt. The church was crowded with people who had assembled to pay their last respects to the dead. The funeral cortege was one of the largest ever witnessed in Lamar, there being over 80 vehicles in the procession. Interment was at Lake Cemetery.

Mrs Evilsizer was born in Washington County, Illinois March 23rd, 1867. Her maiden name was Jennie M Evilsizer, her father being L H(Levi hennings) Evilsizer. The family came to Barton County in 1871. Her father and mother now reside in Bates County. May 13, 1885 she was married to W J (William Jefferson) Evilsizer. They have resided in and around Lamar since their marriage. Two daughters bless their union-Ollie and Nola, aged 13 and ten years respectively. David and Henry Evilsizer of Butler were in the city Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs. W J Evilsizer.


Died of Paralysis
Mrs. Jennie M Evilsizer, wife of W J Evilsizer, died at her home in this city Friday at 10:00 p.m, aged 32 years. The deceased had suffered from a paralytic stroke since the first of August, though not confined to her bed continuously until within the last two weeks. Although the right side of her body and brain were affected, the family entertained strong hopes of her recovery, almost to the end.


Courier-Merrick County Nebraska, Thursday, march 28, 1901
Stephen L Wiser died Tuesday night, March 26, at his home in Prairie Creek township. When this announcement reached the city yesterday it caused expressions of sorrow on every hand. His health had been bad for some time but it was not generally known that his condition was so critical. A week ago last Saturday he was in the city, just recovering from a severe attack of the grippe, and seemed to have taken cold on the trip, as he was taken down again and continued to grow worse until the end. At his age, in the 60's, he was unable to withstand the relapse. Mr Wiser was one of the pioneers who helped to open up and improve Merrick County. He settled here about thirty years ago and has since been continually identified with the county as one of its most progressive and public spirited farmers. For many years he was president of the Merrick County agricultural Society and has held many other positions of trust, in all of which he acquitted himself as an upright and honorable man, and leaves behind him an enviable reputation for honor and integrity. In all respects, Mr Wiser was a good citizen and his death is a distinctive loss to the community. He was a member of the G A R and also a mason of long standing. The funeral will occur tomorrow (Friday) from his late home in Prairie Creek township, at 10 o'clock A.M. after which the procession will proceed to the county cemetery, near the city, where the burial ceremonies will take place.


Severite Newspaper
Severy, Kansas, September 6, 1901
EVILSIZER-Died Wednesday, August 28, 1901. Mrs. Evilsizer aged about 80 years.
Perlina Walters was born in Clay County, Kentucky, November 27, 1821. At four years of age she removed with her parents to Morgan County, Indiana and resided there until her marriage with Sinclair Evilsizer March 22, 1836. After her marriage she lived in Indiana three years, then moved to Missouri where she resided until March 1884, then came to Severy Kansas, where she made her home until her death August 28, 1901. She was the mother of twelve children, five of whom survive her; Joshua Evilsizer, Butler,MO; Marie J Turner, Severy, KS; Anna M Amery, Bramer, MO; J H Evilsizer, Kansas City, MO and Ora D Gibson, Kingfisher, OK. She survived her husband ten years and fifteen days. When fifteen years of age, she experienced religion and united with the Missionary Baptist Church, of which she remained a member until her death.

Mother, dear mother, we miss thee at home.
Thou has left us so sudden and forlorn.
Such grief and such sorrow is hard to be borne;
Mother, dear mother, O,where art thou gone?
Gone from your home of earthly clay
Gone to your home of endless day
Gone to your home where angels dwell
No sound disturbs, no chiming bell
Awakes again the slumbering form
But as the sunlight gilds the mourn
Will your voice resound through Heaven's dome,
to where the Angels dwell, your home.
We'll come to your home, tis bright and fair;
we know you'll welcome us from a world of care.
With arms outstretched in tones of love
To the angels home in realms above
We'll join your band, with father and mother,
In your home of rest, the angels home
Jennie


Central City Republican
Central City, Merrick Co, Nebraska Dec 27, 1902
Died- Mrs. James Dye died in this city Sunday morning of hemorrhage of the lungs. She had long resided in this county and was highly respected. Her husband, a civil was veteran departed this life several years ago and her children had all.grown up. The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday morning, the Rev. Bancroft officiating, and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Chapman. The following detail from the G.A-R. post acted as pall-bearers:
W.H.C. Rice; N.R. Persinger, Jos. Phelps, John Nhller, Herman Becker and H.C. Martin.


St Lousi Post Dispatch, April 6, 1903
Mrs Emma Evilsizer, beloved mother of Mrs Katie Crosby, entered into rest on Saturday, April 4 at 9:45 p.m, aged 48 years and fifteen days. Funeral from Charles F Bergechs undertaking room, 1022 North Sixth Street, Tuesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. to St Peters Cemetery. Deceased was a member of Social League PHC


CENTRAL CITY DEMOCRAT
Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska 25 February 1904 Page 3
Elizabeth McKee was born March 15, 1836 in Montgomery County, Ohio, and died February 17, 1804 [1904] at the soldier's and sailor's home at Grand Island, Nebraska. Deceased was united in marriage to Benjamin Dye on December 17, 1853. Mr. and Mrs. Dye emigrated to Nebraska in 1872 where the [they] have since resided, moving to the soldier's home about eight years ago. Mrs. Dye united with the Methodist church in 1873 since which sime [time] she has been a faithful'and consistent member. Four children were born to her, all of whom have preceded her to the spirit land. Shortly before her death she told her friends that she felt that death was near and that she was fully prepared to go. The funeral was held from the Chapman Methodist church, Rev. Ward Morse conducting the services.


Springfield Daily News February 9, 1904
                                                            DISAPPOINTED IN LOVE
Fred Evilsizer
Takes Dose of Carbolic Acid While His Father and Mother Are Out Of The City
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Leaves Note For Parents Telling Why He Did It
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Asks That His Sweetheart be Sent For at Her Home in Doylestown and That She Be Treated Kindly
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Going To His Room He Removes His Coat and Vest, Writes A Farewell to Fond Parents and Drinks A Deadly Drug- A Sad Ending of a Bright Young Life
"Dear Father and Mother; I have decided not to trouble you any more. My trouble is a love affair. I thank you for the kindness you have shown me. If you ever meet Winnie Whapham treat her like you would me...Goodbye, Frank"

"PS- Write Winnie at Doylestown and send her money if she will come to meet me"

Lying cold and stiff in the sleep which knows no awakening, Frank D Evilsizer, 18 year old son of C W Evilsizer of 77 North Plum street, was found on his bed last evening at 5 O'clock by his mother. An empty carbolic acid bottle on the stand told the story. Without making an investigation the grief-stricken mother rushed down stairs, out of the house, and called Dr Carl Ultes, who resides in the north side of the same house. She did not wait to knock at the door, but rushed in crying out for the doctor to come as she thought her boy was dead. With all possible haste, Dr Ultes gathered up his medicine case and followed the woman.
                                                                          Beyond Assistance
One Glance told the physician that the victim was beyond all earthly assistance. He made a hurried examination and announced that the boy had breathed his last. Coroner J D Thomas was immediately notified and was not long in arriving. A close examination revealed the fact that the boy had drained the contents of the 8oz bottle of carbolic acid. The body was found lying on the bed in his room. The bed covering was not the least bit mussed nor was there any signs that the victim had suffered to any great extent. On the stand in the room stood the fatal vial and a glass. From all appearances the deadly poison was first poured into the glass and somewhat diluted with water before it was sent on its errand. Before preparing his dose, the lad disfigured the label on the bottle to such an extent that it was impossible to ascertain where the drug had been purchased. The only words left on the bottle were "Carbolic acid, poison". As there was no evidence in the room that any of the liquid had been poured away it is the general belief that the boy swallowed the entire contents of the bottle. Dr Thomas stated last evening that it is in his opinion that the acid was not diluted to a very great extent as it was very plainly crystallized in the bottom of the glass. The note which was left for the mother and father was under the bottle. It was written on the back of an old business letter. The writing was very regular and did not appear as though the writer was very greatly agitated before writing it. The wording of the letter gives out the impression that the author was deeply infatuated with the girl whom he mentions. The deceased did not mention that he had been jilted, but from his rash act it might be inferred that this was the direct cause which prompted him to commit suicide. Everything in the chamber of death was in perfect order. Nothing had been disturbed by the boy. He had thrown his coat and hat on a chair in the room. Presumably this was done before he swallowed the drug. The action of the boy while in the room can only be presumed as there was not another person in the house at the time the deed was committed.
                                                                     Parents Were Away
Mr and Mrs Evilsizer had just returned from Thackery, where they had spent Sunday with Mrs Evilsizer's parents. They had driven to Thackery and while Mr Evilsizer was putting the horse in the barn, his wife, accompanied by her 8 year old son, entered the house, finding everything still and desolate , and thinking that Frank should have been there to greet them, she stepped to the stair door and called to him. Receiving no response, but never thinking of the horrible sight to meet her gaze, she rushed upstairs and into her son's room. Here she found him cold in death. Mr and Mrs Evilsizer left Saturday afternoon about 2 O'clock for Thackery, leaving Frank at home to take care of the house. Mr Evilsizer stated last evening that when he left his son, he seemed to be feeling all right and that he bade him goodbye." Frank has always been a good boy. All he cared to do was work, and wanted to work all the time. He never seemed to have a desire to associate with young people. He has always worked with me at the factory and during all that time I never noticed anything which would make me think he would do such a thing. I never knew of his being infatuated with any girl. I never had the slightest idea of such a thing." Charles Hutchins, residing just south of the Evilsizer home stated last evening that he saw the boy when he entered the house yesterday afternoon a few minutes before 4 O'clock. He said he noticed something strange in his actions, but never dreamed of what was going to happen. He said as the boy reached the gate, he stopped and looked into the house. After standing thus for a few seconds, he went in. After that, Mr Hutchins said he did not hear a sound until he was notified of what had occurred. Just what time the drug was swallowed is not known, but according to the statement of Mr Hutchins, the boy probably took the poison immediately after entering the house. The dead boy was found at 5 o'clock by the mother. According to these statements the boy must have died about 20 minutes after taking the poison. The body was not yet cold when the coroner arrived.

Who The Girl Is

Winnie Whapham whom the deceased named in his note, is a young girl who was employed at the K of P Home until about two months ago. At that time she resigned her position at the home and went to Doylestown. For about five years previous to her being employed as a waitress, she was a resident of the home. Mrs R M LeFever, matron at the home, stated last evening that Evilsizer had called at the home on several different occasions to see Miss Whapham. She said she did not know of any trouble existing between the young couple. Mrs LeFever stated that she always knew the girl to be good, honest, and faithful in everything. She said she was a good worker and never shirked her duties. When the girl left the home she gave no reason for her doing so. Since her departure from the city, it is said, young Evilsizer has seemed down-hearted and dejected. He did not seem at all like himself. All he thought about was his work. C W Evilsizer, with his son Frank, were the proprietors of the Springfield Rug Factory at 252 West Main Street. Mr Evilsizer has conducted that business for the past seven years and has built up a large business. The son was first taken into the business about two years ago when he stopped school to go in with his father. Mr Evilsizer stated that evening that during the time he and his son have conducted the business they have never had any trouble and everything seemed to be moving along in perfect harmony. The deceased was a member of the Helping Hand council, Junior OUAM and was very prominent in the work of the order. He was a willing worker and was ready at all times to do anything for the good of the order. He took a prominent part in everything pertaining to the order and his loss is keenly felt.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Saturday, February 10, 1906
Death Claims- Absalom SHAFFER, of Terrre Haute, at Ripe Old Age
Absalom SHAFFER. a well known resident of Mad River Township, died in his home in Terre Haute, Friday afternoon at half past four o'clock. His death ws due to old age and an attack of dropsy. He was 83 years of age and has lived in the community where he died. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, his wife having died several years ago. The children are Mrs SWARTZ, Mrs GABEL, and Aaron SHAFFER, of Addison; Munroe and Sarah SHAFFER, who made their home with their father. He was also a grandfather of Ernest SHAFFER and Mrs Arthur GERR, of this city. The funeral will be held from the late home in Terre Haute Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.


The Republican
Butter-Bates Co, Missouri, Friday, January 18,1907
Death of Joshua Evilsizer
Joshua Evilsizer died Thursday night at 9:30 o'clock , Jan 10, 1907 after an illness of several years duration. The funeral service was held at the home on West Ohio Street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Rev J W Laster of the Baptist Church. The burial was at Oak Hill.
 Joshua Evilsizer was born in Indiana December 22, 1839 and at the time of his death, was but a few days over 68 years of age. He moved with his parents to bates County when Montevalley now in Vernon County was in this county. His father set out the first orchard in Montevally then just a trading post. Later with his parents, he moved to Ray County were he resided with them until the breaking out of the Civil War. He then enlisted in the Second Missouri Cavalry well known as Merrills Horse at Chillicothe, Mo. He was wounded in battle and later discharged on account of disability, at Benton Barracks, May 18,1862. He was married at Nashville, IL, August 4, 1862 and with his bride came direct to Missouri where he has since resided except two years he spent in Kansas. He has resided in this city a little over 20 years.

He was the father of ten children, six of whom with the wife and mother survive his death. Those living are Mrs. John Hutchinson, Mrs Jennie Foster, T S Evilsizer, and Mrs Ida Valentine all of this city. Mrs Lata Clinkinbeard and Mrs Myrtle Henderson of Nevada. A sister and her husband, Mr and Mrs John Emory of Braymer, Mo were here to attend the funeral service.

Until his health failed, Mr Evilsizer was somewhat prominent in local affairs. He was well known among the old soldiers in the section as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic an active member in the local society. Politically he was a republican and was always active in party affairs. He was a man well respected and esteemed by his neighbors and friends and was well known by the older settlers of the county. He was a good citizen, a loyal friend and a kind neighbor and his death will be mourned with sincere regret by a large circle of friends, and acquaintances who knew him well for these many years.


Newspaper not known, Original held by Daisy Ebert
August 27, 1907
Death of Mrs Ebert
The remains of Mrs Elizabeth Ebert, wife of G T Ebert, was taken to Urbana Wednesday at 10:21 over the Big Four and taken to the Clements Cemetery for burial in the family plot. Rev D J Boatright, pastor of the Christian Church conducted the services at the grave. Mrs Ebert died at her home southwest of Mahomet Tuesday morning at 7:20 after a long illness, due to a complications of diseases. She was born in Champaign County, Ohio, nearly 74 years ago and had been a resident of this county for the past forty years. For many years the family resided near the Contennial Church, northeast of Urbana and for several years has resided at Mahomet. The deceased is survived by her husband and two sons, Irvin Ebert who resides a short distance north of Urbana and Joseph Ebert who resides in Danville. Mrs Ebert has been a member of the Newlight church since girlhood.


Springfield Daily News, Thursday, October 10, 1907
Dies Without Realizing Hope
Adam GERON
Will Be Taken a Corpse To Church He Helped to Build
Members of St Luke's German Lutheran Church and friends will Friday pay tribute to the memory of the late Adam Geron, prominent farmer, and one of the oldest members of the church, who passed away last Tuesday without realizing a much cherished hope to attend the dedication of the New St Luke's Church. Mr Geron was 72 years old and in spite of his enfeebled condition he had hoped to atttend the dedication of the new church last Sunday. He had contributed liberally toward its erection and previous to his last illness attended the services regularly, taking always much interest in the church. Rev S P STUPP , the new Pastor will conduct the service. Mr Geron died last Tuesday night at his beautiful country home on the county line road nine miles north of Springfield. He leaves to mourn his loss the following children: Peter, John, Elizabeth, Adam, Frank, Effie, Phillip, Lewis and Jacob Geron.


"Springfield (O.) Daily News" Tuesday, April 13, 1909:
"EVILSIZOR--Mary Evilsizor, aged 23 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis (sic) Evilsizor, Tremont City, died of consumption at 10 p.m. Monday. Parents, six brothers, three sisters survive. Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Tremont M. E. church. Burial at Tremont."


"Springfield (O.) Daily News" Tuesday, April 13, 1909:
"MARY EVILSIZOR DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS Miss Mary EVILSIZOR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis (sic) EVILSIZOR, died at 10 o'clock Monday night at the family residence, 2 miles east of Tremont City. The young woman had been ill for several months with consumption, but her death was rather sudden in its character as her condition had not been much worse lately. Miss EVILSIZOR, was 23 years of age and is survived by her parents, six brothers and three sisters, all well known in the north portion of the county. Her father is a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church at Tremont City, the services to be in charge of the Rev. Wyant. Burial will be made at Tremont."


Urbana Democrat, Undated, About August 10, 1910

Life of Eldon Evilsizor Who Died August 6, 1910

Eldon Evilsizor of near Glen Echo, Clark Co, was born in Mad River township, September 30, 1835, and departed this life August 6, 1910, aged 74 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was married to Emily Jane Low of Urbana September 24, 1857. To their union were born 14 children, 9 sons and 5 daughters. The five daughters And 2 sons preceded their father in death. There remains to mourn his departure and aged wife, seven sons and 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild, two brothers and two sisters; three half-brothers and one half-sister, besides many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. By occupation he was a farmer, by a religious profession he was a Baptist, having united with the Nettle Creek Baptist church when a young man and was baptized by Elder Samuel Williams. He was a firm believer in the final perseverance of the saints, by that hope and faith he lived and in the triumph of that faith he died. His life by times may not have been exemplary, yet he possessed many noble traits of character. He was always courteous and kind, the latch string to his home was always on the outside, his friends were many, and enemies few, if any. He was afflicted when a small boy, and never afterward saw a well day, but was ever cheerful and constantly looked on the bright side of life. His genial temper and peaceful disposition made for him many and fast friends. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Elder T C William at the nettle Creek Baptist Church August 8, 1910, after which his body was laid to rest in the Cemetery near by in the presence of a large assembly of sympathizing relatives and friends.

The past is naught but memory
With vivid brush we recall it;
The future is not but fond hope
With eager breath we forestall it.
The present only is a flash
It passes ere the thunders crash;
Such then is life and that's in it
A hope, a memory and a minute.


Springfield (OH) Daily News Tuesday, August 23, 1910
The small son of Mr and Mrs. Clem EVILSIZOR, is seriously ill at their home south of Springfield with cholera infantum. The family formerly resided here, and their many friends hope for the little one's speedy recovery
Springfield (OH) Daily News Sunday, August 25, 1910
Millard W EVILSIZOR, died at the residence of his parents, Mr and Mrs Clem EVILSIZOR, four and one-half miles south of the city Saturday afternoon at 2:30. The funeral will be held from the residence Monday at 12:30 and burial at Ferncliff.


Nashville News Washington Co, Nashville, IL-April 6, 1911
Mrs Sarah C Sanders Martin died Wednesday April 4th at 8:15 a.m. from the effects of burns suffered two weeks ago by her dress igniting while she was poking fire in her cook stove. She was born Aug 7, 1847 in Green County, Arkansas. In Aug 1865 came to Illinois with a mother, one brother and two sisters. Was married to Monroe Martin of Nashville, IL, Sept 1870. To them eleven children were born, five of whom preceded Mrs. Martin in death. Her husband died in September 1899. Surviving children are George M Martin of Nashville, IL, Chas M Martin, Elza Martin, Mrs Ora Evilsizer of Muskogee, Okla, Mrs. H L Hoene of Kansas City, Mo, Mrs. Lottie C Metcalf of Twin Falls, ID. She leaves two grandchildren. One sister, Mrs Malinda Morris of Duguoin, ILL. Mrs Martin was a faithful wife and loving mother. Her loss is mourned by many relatives and friends. Funeral Services held at residence Thursday morning 11:00 was buried at Darter Cemetery beside her husband.


Blandinsville Star Gazette-April, 1912
NANCE, Elizabeth Jane(EVILSIZER)-
Elizabeth Jane NANCE was born in Floyd Co, Indiana in 1827 and died at her home in Blandinsville 4/25/1912. At the age of eight years with her parents and other members of her family moved to Illinois, settling at LaHarpe, Hancock Co. which place was her home until her marriage with Lewis EBELSIZER in the year 1846. They then moved on a farm three miles east of Blandinsville where her husband died in the year 1884. She moved to Blandinsville in March 1892 which place has since been her home.

There was one son born to them, Columbus, in the year 1853. He died Feb 3, 1896, aged 42 years, 6 months and 10 days.In the month of June, 1846 she united in the Christian Church at Old Bedford, under the ministry of Andrew cane, and continued a faithful member of the church until her death, covering a period of 66 years.Deceased leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Columbus Ebelsizer and her adopted daughter, Mrs. Ralph Grigsby, and husband and 6 children. Deceased was a member of a family of eight children, born to Giles and Phoebe NANCE. Only one of the family, Mr. Absalom Nance of Blandinsville survives. He at one time made his home with his sister. She also furnished a home for and reared from childhood to womanhood, Mrs. E Hickman, of this city. Besides her immediate family and close relatives, she leaves a number of nieces and nephews and distant relatives, together with a host of friends to mourn her loss.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday, August 13, 1912
Mrs Isaac Evilsizor, wife of Rev Isaac EVILSIZOR, died at her home on East Reynolds Street last night at eleven o'clock. She had been an invalid for several years and for the past several weeks had been very low. Mrs Evilsizor was 67 years old and was the mother of a large family, a number of whom survive.Her husband also survives and he together with one son lived at the family home. Mrs EVILSIZOR, formerly lived southwest of Urbana but the family had made their home in Urbana for a number of years past. Short funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon after which the body will be taken to Terre haute for burial.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, November 15, 1912
Dies Suddenly of Stomach Trouble
Joseph
EVILSIZOR, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home on North Russell Street. Death was due to an attck of stomach trouble. He was downtown as late as Tuesday evening and had been enjoying good health up to the time that he was first attacked on Wednesday. The deceased was 38 years of age and is survived by a wife and five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are married. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from Nettle Creek Church, Westville, and interment will be made in the cemetery there, Reverend Briggs will be in charge of services.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday, January 7, 1913
Death Follows Brief Illness
Mrs John EVILSIZOR,died at her home one half miles south of this city yesterday afternoon after a brief illness dating back to last Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at one thirty p.m. from the late home and interment will be made at Oak Dale. John Evilsizor, husband of the deceased, is a prominent farmer and is a township trustee.


Central City Courier December, 1913 Central City Nebraska
Pioneer Resident of Chapman passes away
Benjamin Dye was born July 28, 1833 in Miami County, Ohio which was his boyhood home. On Dec 19, 1853 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McKee of Miami County. To this union, four children were born, only one, a son, reaching maturity. Upon the breaking out of the civil war, Mr Dye answered his country's call for volunteers and enlisted in the forty-fourth infantry, Ohio Volunteers, serving throughout the entire four years of the war. In 1874 he moved with his family to Chapman, Merrick County, Nebraska, being one of the early residents of this place. He homesteaded on section 34-13-8 and maintained his home there till old age compelled him to retire from the farm. During the early history of this community, Mr and Mrs Dye were prominent figures, each doing all they could developing a new and practically barren country. One of the first self binders introduced in his community was owned by Mr Dye and many of the old settlers can testify to his ability in handling what was then a very cumbersome piece of machinery. After leaving the farm Mrs Dye passed away and Mr Dye spent his time in different parts of Ohio, North Dakota and Nebraska. Of late years he has made his home with his niece, Mrs C J Hutchinson of Coleridge, Neb. It was at this place that he quietly passed into the great beyond, on Saturday, December 27, 1913 at an age of 80 years, 5 months and 29 days. He had not been ill and the end came peacefully as does the close of the day to a tired child. The Infinite maker of all infinite things and beings had beckoned to the veteran who had so faithfully and bravely breasted the storms of life and had usured him into a world of eternal peace. The remains were brought to Chapman, arriving here Monday evening. The funeral services were held from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, Rev Edmund Brown being in charge. Interment was made in the family plot in the Chapman Cemetery. With the exception of one sister, Mrs Sarah Gilbert, his entire immediate family had preceded him in death, but he leaves a host of relatives and friends who sadly mourn his loss


Urbana Daily Democrat, Tuesday, August 31, 1915
DEATH RESULTS FROM SHOCK
Russell Evilsizor dies from abdominal injuries
FALLS FROM MANURE SPREADER
Young man lives just nine hours after being run over by heavy wagon in the afternoon.
Russell  EVILSIZOR, 21, son of Mr and Mrs Charles EVILSIZOR, residing southeast of Urbana, passed away at his home Tuesday morning about 2:30 as the result of injuries received in a fall from a manure spreader about 3:00 in the afternoon. Death was due to a chock and internal injuries received when the back wheel of the wagon passed over him.

Evilsizor was in the act of going into a field at the farm with the spreader full, when in reaching over to urge one of the horses on the team, he lost his balance. It is thought that he fell on his right shoulder, as a bruise at that place would indicate. The wheel of the wagon passed over his abdomen and on the left hip, where the wheel evidently struck him, a skinned place is noticeable and besides that only a slightly colored line over the abdomen is evident.

Dr D C Houser was called and he administered every aid possible to relieve his intense suffering but to no avail. A second trip was made to his bedside by the doctor about 7 o'clock Monday evening and his pulse, which was normal on his first visit had raised to 125. Upon his last visit to the home about 12 o'clock, no pulse was evident at his wrist whatsoever, and then it was realized that his end was very near. Dr. Houser remained on this last visit until the young man's death at 2:30 o'clock.

The exact cause of his death can not be ascertained although it may have been caused by the shock of the fall.

The young man was exceptional in his character and had always taken an interest in farm work. His loss is keenly felt by his bereaved parents. He was of clean-cut character and had no bad habits of any kind. Besides his parents, a younger brother, Luther, and two grandfathers, Rev Isaac EVILSIZOR, of Gallipolls, and James Edmondson of Terra Haute are left to mourn his death.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev F G Arnold pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be made in Oak Dale Cemetery


The Butler Weekly Times
Butler Missouri, Thursday April 13, 1916
L (evi) H (ennings) Evilsizer for many years a resident of Lone Oak township died at his home south of town Sunday morning. Mr Evilsizer had been in poor health for a long time and finally was attacked by heart disease which in his weakened condition caused his death. The funeral services conducted by Rev Spencer were held at the Peru Church Monday afternoon and interment made in the Elliott Cemetery


Springfield Daily News, Thursday, July 6, 1916
Mrs Emily J EVILSIZOR, aged 76 years, died Thursday morning at 9 o'clock of a complication of diseases at her home 1036 West Broadway. She was born in Urbana and was a member of the Baptist Church of that place. Mrs. EVILSIZOR, is survived by seven sons. Lem, of this city, Melvin of Urbana, Jason of Urbana, Joseph of this city, William of Urbana, Ezra of this city, and Ernest of Urbana. Funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Nettle Creek Cemetery near Urbana


Springfield Daily News, Sunday, Feb 4, 1917
Mrs Sarah Ellen EVILSIZOR, aged 67 years, the wife of Louis EVILSIZOR, died last night at her home in Tremont City, of a complication of diseases. Mrs Evilsizor had been a resident of Tremont City for several years. Besides her husband she leaves the following children; Clement and A B EVILSIZOR, Mrs Amelia Holl, Mrs. Ollie Green, and Marshall EVILSIZOR, of Springfield; Henry EVILSIZOR, of Champaign County; Mrs. Lydia Gentis and John M Evilsizor of Tremont City and M L EVILSIZOR, of Adrian, Mich.The funeral services will be held at the M E Church in Tremont City at 10 O'clock Tuesday and burial will be made in the cemetery at that place.


Urbana Daily Democrat, Thursday, September 26, 1918
Irvin EVILSIZOR, died Wednesday-Unable to withstand shock of operation.
Failing to withstand the shock of an operation for abbess of the kidneys, Irwin Evilsizor, a well-known Mad River township resident passed away at the County hospital Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock. The operation was performed las Friday, shortly after his arrival at the hospital following a allege of several illnesses lasting for some time. The body was taken to the K C Gardner undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. Mr Evilsizor was 48 years of age on August 14, last and was born and reared in the vicinity in which he resided. He was a son of William and Frances Allison EVILSIZOR,also natives of mad River township. He was one of a number of children three of whom, a sister and two brothers, are still living. A Half sister and a half-brother are also left. On November 28, 1889 Mr Evilsizor was married to Mary Estella Haney, of Mad River township and to this union were born eleven children, all but one of whom are living. These are Mrs Edith Hope, Irwin Station; Mrs Ethel Frazee, Bowlusville; Mrs. Ruth Reed at home; Mrs Elvira McConnehea, east of Urbana; Misses Goldie and Lena daughters; and Grover, Millard, Ralph, Clyde and Emil, sons Mr EVILSIZOR, was one of the prominent men in his community and was well known and respected. He moved in a wide circle of friends and was held in high esteem by all. Funeral services in charge os Rev J H Denney of the First Methodist Church will be held in Nettle Creek Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the cemetery at that place.


THE DAILY EXAMINER, Bellefontaine, Ohio: Wednesday, October 15, 1919, page 2:
FUNERAL IN QUINCY
Of Mrs. J. A. SHAFFER on Wednesday.
Death Occured on Sunday.
Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. SHAFFER were held in the Quincy Methodist church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Shaffer died from diabetes last Sunday evening after quite a long sickness and the husband and her children were in the home caring for her constantly, but to no avail. The children remaining with Mr. Shaffer are Mrs. Clement BUCK, of Quincy; Elza SHAFFER, of Columbus Grove, and a son who resides in Elgin, Ill. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Lutheran church and had had her home in Quincy for some time. She was respected by many who are sorely touched by her death."


June, 1921, Lincoln Co, Colorado, newspaper unknown

Killed By UP Train At Boyero
Railroad Tragedy Snuffed Life of J H Evilsizer, Prominent Lincoln County Rancher-Shock To The Community.
John Harrison Evilsizer,
a prominent stockman, who resided in the Rush Creek Community, was killed last Saturday morning at the Boyero Crossing by Union Pacific....... Mr Evilsizer was making a trip to Boyero in his car and while crossing the railroad was struck by the train and sustained fatal injuries. On account of the view of the approaching train being obstructed by box cars at the stockyards to the east of the crossing, Mr Evilsizer, not noticing the passenger, drove up on to the tracks. Eyewitnesses to the terrible tragedy were Alfred Fryer and Jim Sweeney, The train was traveling at a rate of 45 miles an hour and it is presumed that Mr Evilsizer, seeing the approaching train and fearing that he would not make it across started to get out of the car when the crash came. The machine was smashed to winding and scattered along the road for several hundred feet. Mr Evilsizer was catapulted from the machine and hurled about fifteen feet in the air and thrown about 100 feet to the right of way close to the railroad station. The train was in charge of Engineer Clem Meyers and Fireman H Abernathy, who noticed the car on the track about 100 feet east of the crossing. Although running at a rate up to 45 miles an hour, engineer Meyers halted the train within its length, the last coach being on the crossing when it came to a standstill. The body of the unfortunate man was picked up and ugly gashes about the head...and thought there was little hope. He was placed aboard the train and accompanied by David Hammond and Harry Davis and was brought to Hugo. About four miles out of Boyero, Mr Evilsizer expired without regaining consciousness. ON the arrival of the train at the Hugo station the body was removed and taken in charge by the May Mortuary. Coroner Dr Lloyd summoned a jury who examined the body and an inquest was held Monday morning at the courthouse. A half dozen witnesses testified at the inquest, including Engineer Meyers and Fireman Abernathy, eye witnesses and several others. The men in charge of the train testified that the car was standing still on the track when the accident occurred although eye witnesses who were close by, state the car was moving at the time. The evidence brought out the fact that the crossing at this point is in very poor condition and it is not kept up. Going on to the main line from the south there are two tracks to cross over, the house track and the side track and both crossings are very rough. To the east a stock yard and the fact that there were several box cars standing on the siding, obstructs the view of a west-bound train. The jury composed of County Clerk Fred C Kenoga (former county coroner) as foreman and Messrs T G Watson, I R Swennes, A H Reid, Hank Hanson and W K Fortune after hearing the testimony of the several witnesses returned the following verdict: That John Harrison Evilsizer, came to his death by being struck by the U P Train No 119 on the public crossing in the town of Boyero, on Saturday, March 19, 1921. "We further find that from the evidence submitted in the testimony that had this crossing been properly maintained by the railroad company this accident might have been avoided.".

John Harrison Evilsizer was born at Millville, MO on January 11, 1861. He spent his boyhood with his parents and was married to Estelle Cummings in Ray County Mo in 1881, where he resided until 1885, then moving to Severy, Greenwood County Kansas. In 1889 he went to Oklahoma and attended the opening of the first land script. While there he was appointed a United States Marshall. In 1890 he moved with his family to Kansas City, Mo where he engaged in the moving and transfer business. IN 1902 he moved to Johnson City Kansas where he resided for eight years. In 1910 he came to Colorado and on February of that year filed on the north half of section 12, township 15, range 54 at the United States Land Office in Hugo. Several months later he established residence on the place and has lived there until his death. He acquired a couple of sections of land and carried on stock raising and hog raising business for a number of years along with his sons, Roy and Victor. The cattle and hogs shipped by the Evilsizers to the Denver and Kansas City markets have at times topped the markets of the day. In June 1914 Mr Evilsizer was married to Ivy Chloe Page, to which union one child was born, William Hoye. The other surviving children are Mrs Edgar Burke of Kansas City MO, Thomas Sinclair, engaged in the auto truck business at Kansas City; and Roy and Vic of Rush Creek who are stock farmers. Besides the widow, two sisters also survive, Mrs Henry Turner and Mrs Richard Gibson. Mr Evilsizer took a great interest in horses and in his days owned some speedster. During his residence in Kansas he took pride in being the possessor of the Kansas Champion. After coming to Lincoln County he identified himself with the fair meetings and his robust figure, conspicuous at the annual meetings will be missed. Mr Evilsizer was superintendent of the racing program and always took keen interest in this matter. In politics he was a staunch Republican but never aspired to office although he served as Justice of the Peace in his district for a number of years. The board of county commissioners at a recent session named him as road overseer of his district and on the morning of the tragedy which snuffed out his life, he was on the road to Boyero to get a slip for road work. The sickening news of the death of Mr Evilsizer cast a gloom over the entire community. He was devoted to his family,loyal and enthusiastic about every cause which he believed in and was a fluent and inspiring conversationalist. He will be greatly missed in the community life of this section where his presence was an inspiration to many and the sorrow of the sudden and unexpected calling away is universal among our people. Mr Evilsizer was a good honest and industrious man, friendly and accommodating to his neighbors and kind and considerate. The writer was acquainted with Mr Evilsizer for several years and he was always right in anything for the public good. He loved his home and was a model husband as affectionate and tender father to his children, and he leaves an honored name as a heritage to them.. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved widow, the four children, two sisters and the other relatives in their time of sorrow. "Death thou art infinite, tis life is little" The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church yesterday afternoon at two o'clock and were in charge of Rev J H Sutton, of the Latter Day Saints, assisted by Rev M B Beattloe, pastor of the Methodist church. Rev Sutton who was intimately acquainted with Mr Evilsizer delivered the funeral sermon and paid a fitting tribute to the deceased. His discourse was taken from ten verses of the fifth chapter of Pauls second epistle to the Corinthians. A song was rendered by Mssrs Claud Wilson and Alva Bacher. Mrs A H Reid and Miss Olga Larson. Many beautiful wreaths and flowers adorned the casket. The active pallbearers were Clinton Zimmerman, Mike Monahan, W I Cooper, William F Hoppen, Sol Smith and Clayton Gross and the honorary members Ed Wooldridge, Bert Cook, Harry Hayward, C M Miles, Charles Emerson and P O Hedlund. Burial followed in the Evergreen cemetery directed by the May Mortuary. Words fail to express the mourning of the community in the loss of Mr Evilsizer, one of Lincoln County's most prominent citizens and in the grief that has suddenly befallen the stricken family, we with the multitude convey to them our most heartfelt sympathies.


"The Springfield (O.) Daily News" Thursday, March 31, 1921:
"FORMER MARINE DIES AT HOME
URBANA, March 31. --Millard Evilsizor, a nex-marine (sic) and son of Mrs. Mary Evilsizor, died at noon Tuesday at their home six miles south of Urbana from pneumonia and complications. Mr. Evilsizor was 18 years of age and a son of Irvin Evilsizor who died two years ago. Young Evilsizor joined the marines last December, but was recently discharged because of ill health. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the First M. E. church, here, in charge of Rev. O. P. Hoffman. The body will be buried in Nettle Creek cemetery."


May, 1921- Springfield News
LEWIS EVILSIZOR,79,TAKEN BY DEATH
Civil War Veteran and Native of Tremont City
Lewis EVILSIZOR, 79, died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home in Tremont City after an illness of several months. Mr Evilsizor had lived in the vicinity of Tremont all his life. He was a member of Poll Post G A R in Tremont. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Julius Holl, Mrs. Ollie Green, and Mrs Earl Gentis all of Springfield. Six sons, Bert of Arizona, Marion of Michigan, John and Henry of Tremont City and Clement and Marshall EVILSIZOR, of Springfield. The funeral arrangements will not be made until the arrival of Bert Evilsizor from Arizona


Urbana Democrat, Wednesday, August 9, 1922
Rockfort, the two week old son of Mr and Mrs Herman EVILSIZOR, passed away very suddenly Tuesday evening about 6 o'clock at the home four miles south of St Paris. This was the only child in the family and the grief stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services will beheld from the home, Thursday afternoon at 2:00 in charge of Rev Moore, pastor of the Lutheran Church of St Paris. Burial will be made in the DeGraff Cemetery.


Nashville Journal October 26, 1922
Henry Evilsizer, an employee of the Nashville Mining Company, died suddenly Saturday night at his home near Oakdale, at the age of 64 years.

Dr. S P Schroeder conducted the coroner's inquest at the family residence Sunday and summoned the following jury: Reinholdt Kroener, foreman, P J May, Charles Petrashek, J I Fleschute, Clyde Dahncke and Charlie Dintleman. They found that he came to his death by heart disease during the night from October 21 to 22." At the inquest, Mrs Evilsizer testified that her husband had been complaining about his leg a great deal since he was hurt September 3, 1921. Last winter this limb broke open three times but had lately healed over. She said he complained of headaches a good deal the last year....Although he worked hard at tasks, he did not have the strength he formerly had. Walter Evilsizer of Nashville testified that he was a nephew of the deceased and that Mr Evilsizer had come to his house last Monday evening to board with him and that he worked at the mine the entire day. Saturday he complained of a bad cold and in the evening had a tight feeling across his breast. After eating a hearty supper, Walter Evilsizer suggested that his uncle wait until morning before going to his home near Oakdale, since he was not feeling well, but the older man insisted that he wanted to go home immediately so they set out in Walter's car, arriving at their destination about 7:30. While at his home he was cheerful, played the violin and retired at about 10:00 p.m. Sunday morning the family got up late and a little before 9 his son Hiram called him to breakfast, and receiving no response, went to his room and found him dead. Hiram Evilsizer corroborated his cousin's testimony. Henry A Evilsizer was born at Waterloo in 1859 as the youngest son of Elliott and Polly Evilsizer and died October 22, aged 62 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was united in marriage with Kate Whittenburg in 1882. To this union 11 children were born, 3 of whom, Mrs. Gertrude Corden, Mrs. Catherine Mitchell and Warren, preceded him in death. Those left to mourn his death are his wife, 8 children, Elliott and Mrs Gus Borchelt of Nashville, Mrs Frank Borchelt of Johnson City, Hiram, Edward, Luchion and Violet of Elkton, 16 grandchildren, also a host of friends. Funeral services were held in the M E Church, South, in this city Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by the pastor Rev Burge. The Miner's Local No. 2109 attended the services in a body and held a ritualized service at the grave in the masonic Cemetery Those from a distance attending the obsequies were; Mr and Mrs William Seyler and daughter, Mrs R L Stephenson and children, Cleo, Leo Orville and Lynn, Mrs and Mrs Joe Pulliam and daughter, Ira Ruth, Mr and Mrs Harry Seyler, Mr and Mrs Frank Borchelt, all of Johnston City, Mrs and Mrs Albert Corden of DuQuion, Mrs. Fred Stillman of St Clair, MO, Mrs Etta Folks and daughter Margaret and Mrs Jennie Catchion of St Louis, Mrs Matt Smith and son Pat of Ashley, Mr and Mrs Newton Cunningham and daughter of Elkton.


Springfield Daily News Sunday April29, 1923
Cancer Causes Death of Man
Urbana-April28- Ernest E EVILSIZOR, 43, a native of Champaign County, died at his home at Mosgrove St this morning at 2 O'clock. Death was due to cancer of the face. The wife, Alice EVILSIZOR,; two daughters, Myrtle Cotrell and Mrs Mae Cotrell; two sons Cecil and Francis EVILSIZOR,. all of this city and six brothers; Lemuel, Joseph, Ezra and William EVILSIZOR, of Springfield, Edwin and Cleary EVILSIZOR,of Urbana, survive.Funeral services will be conducted from the Gardner Undertaking parlor in S. Main at Monday afternoon at 3 O'clock. Burial will be made in Nettle Creek Cemetery, south of Westville.


MEXICO EVENING LEDGER- 1924
MRS. D.W. BUTLER DIES AT HER HOME HERE SATURDAY
WAS 72 YEARS OF AGE AND CAUSE OF DEATH WAS DUE TO COMPLICATIONS-LEAVES HER HUSBAND AND ONE SISTER AND TEN CHILDREN.

Mrs. D. W. Butler,
age 72, died at her home at 715 E. Jackson street, Saturday, May 31, at 8 p.m. Mrs. Butler was suddenly taken ill Thursday. Complications of distress was pronounced as the cause for her death. Prior to her sudden turn for the worse, she had been ill for three weeks, and it was thought all danger was past, so the news of her death comes as a shock to her many friends here.Mrs. Butler was formerly Miss Eliza E.(llen) Nesbitt, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah J.(ane Evilsizer) Nesbitt. She was born in Ohio, Jan. 20, 1852. In August 20, 1873, she was married to David W. Butler. Twelve children were born to this union, one of which died in childhood.Those who survive her besides her husband are: Charles Butler, of Chouteau Mont., Wm. Butler, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Harve Richardson, St. Joe, Mo., Mrs. Geo. Key, Centralia, Mo., Mrs. Claude Hulen of Vandalia, Mo., Mrs. Grayson Carr, Oakwood, Mo., Mrs. Walter Bever, Anoka, Minn., Mrs. Pritchett Hume, Mexico, Mo., Mrs. Roe Barton, Shackleford, Mo. and Mrs. James Mack, of Independence, Mo. Also one sister mourns her death: Mrs. Elizabeth Judy of Champaign, Ill.Mrs. Butler was a splendid Christian character, a devoted mother and beloved by all who knew her. The pallbearers are six son-in-laws as follows: Greyson Carr, of Oakwood, Mo., James Mack, Independence, Roe Barton, Shackelford, George A. Key, Sturgeon, Pritchet Hume, Mexico and Claude Hulen of Vandalia. The honorary pallbearers will be E. R. Locke, S. M. Locke, J.R. Jesse and W. A. Sharp.Funeral services will take place from the home Tuesday at 3 p.m., June 3. The service will be conducted by the Rev. W. J. Hardesty of Middletown, Mo., of the Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery.The Ledger joins in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.


Nashville Journal, September 11, 1924
Oliver Evilsizer died at the county home Monday at 8:00 p.m., aged 78 years, of heart disease. Deceased was a native of Dubois, where he spent the greater part of his life, but has been an inmate in the county home for many years. Burial was made in the potter's field.


Miami Oklahoma Dec 13, 1924
T S Evilsizer falls dead at health resort.-City Commissioner Succumbs to Heart Trouble at Claremore.
Thomas S Evilsizer, prominent Miami business man and city commissioner,of finance, died unexpectedly Friday night at Claremore. Death was believed to have been due to heart disease. A week.ago Mr. Evilsizer suffered an attack of Influenza and It Is believed to have weakened his heart. He had gone to Claremore Thursday to take a radium bath treatment and It was while taking a bath Friday night that he fell dead. Mr. Evilsizer was 56 years old and had lived In Miami for the last ten Years, most of which time he was engaged in the laundry business. He was a member of the present city commission, serving as commissioner of finance. Came Here From Missouri Born in Ray County, Missouri., Mr. Evilsizer left there when a young man and went to Butler, MO where,he engaged In the insurance business. He made his home at Butler for many years, coming from there to Miami ten years ago,and en tering the dairy business. For a number of years he operated a dairy near the present site of the R.G.Cunningham Oil company on North Main street. Mr. Evilsizer later entered the laundry business, becoming part-owner and manager of the Miami Model Laundry. When F. F. Davidson sold the Crescent Laundry last July, Mr Evilsizer was one at the buyers, combining It with, the Model laundry and becoming manager of the new concern. Active,in Politics In' politics Mr. Evilsizer was a Republican taking an active part In local political affairs.. In the city election of 1923,he was chosen commissioner from the Fourth ward and -Mayor J.J. Rubenstahl appointed him to head the department of finance. Mr. Evilsizer was a member of Calvary Baptist church and of the Knights of Pythias lodge. Surviving him, are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Evilsizer, and three sons, Clyde and Wesley. associated with their father in the laundry business, and Clarence, a member of the Junior class of Miami high school. Funeral Services Today

Funeral services will be held at 1 O'clock Sunday afternoon at the Calvary Baptist church. The Rev. C. Stubblefield, pastor of the church, and the Knights of Pythias lodge -will conduct the services. Pallbearers will be .J M. Dixon, J. W. Bartholomew, N. C. Barry, Charles Beard,W. A. Painter and Frank Zajic. The body will be taken to Butler, Mo. for burial, leaving here at 2:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon over the St. Louis-San Francisco railroad. The Cooper Undertaking company Is In charge.


Emporia Gazette, Emporia Kansas, Feb 1925
Mrs Fannie Evilsizer
dead
Mrs George Witteman,
who lives southeast of Emporia, was called Sunday night to Appleton City, Missouri by the death of her mother, Mrs Fannie Evilsizer. Mrs Evilsizer spent last summer in Emporia at the Witteman home. She was about 81 years old. Mrs Witteman's son, Frank Witteman of Americus, accompanied her to Appleton City.


The Democrat, Urbana Oh Monday, March 16, 1925
Funeral services for Mrs Bertha Mae EVILSIZOR, who died at her home here last Saturday, were held from the M E Church at the Mutual at 3 O'clock Monday afternoon in charge of Rev Hull, pastor of the church. Interment was made at Mutual. Mrs EVILSIZOR, had been ill for some time. Death was caused by heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, Edward EVILSIZOR, two daughters, Miss May EVILSIZOR, and Miss Goldie EVILSIZOR, Urbana, one son, William EVILSIZOR, Urbana; her parents, Mr and Mrs Joshua King of Mutual and three brothers, Pearl, Lawrence and Roy King of Mutual. Funeral arrangements were in charge of R C Gardner, local undertaker.


Springfield Daily News, Tuesday, July 20, 1926 Pg9
Joshua B Zerkle
, 77, died Monday at midnight at his home in the rear of 44 E College Ave. He was born in Champaign County and lived in Springfield for more than 20 years. He was a retired farmer. He leaves three daughters; Mrs Aaron Shaffer of Troy, Ohio; Mrs C I Benedict of this city and Mrs Clyde Lee of Terre Haute, Ohio, and one son, Charles Zerkle of St Paris and one step daughter, Mrs J M Flarida, also of Springfield. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Terre Haute Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be made in the Terre Haute Cemetery. The body was removed to the Herr and Craver funeral parlors.


Urbana Citizen, Friday, July 23, 1926
Well known farmer Succumbs After Long Illness-Funeral Friday
Joseph BUCK,
aged about 68 years and a long time resident of West Liberty vicinity, died at his home three miles west of that village Wednesday at 3 P.M. after a prolonged illness from hardening of the arteries. He was a farmer by occupation and will known and highly respected. He is survived by his widow and six children, all of whom with the exception of Ralph, living at DeGraff, reside in the home or in the near vicinity. These are Staley, Mrs Thomas KAUFFMAN, Charles , Emmett, and Roy BUCK. Funeral services in charge of Rev Robert E Wearley, West Liberty, will be held in the home Friday at 2 P.M. Burial arrangements are in charge of J L Troyer, West Liberty, undertaker, and interment will be made in West Liberty


Urbana Citizen Tuesday, August 24, 1926
Mrs Arena Buck,
widow of Edward Buck, died Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs Margaret Roe, in West Liberty. She was 85 years of age and death was due to a complication of diseases. Surviving are the daughter at whose home she died, and one son, George Buck of DeGraff. Another son, Dr Buck of Urbana died several years ago. There are also a number of grandchildren surviving. Funeral services will be held from the Christian Church in West Liberty, of which she was long a member. Tuesday afternoon at 2 P.M., Rev R E Wearley, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be made in West Liberty Cemetery by J L Troyer, village funeral director.(Arena was the d/o Allen Evilsizer and Elizabeth Journell)


CENTRAL CITY REPUBLICAN Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska 24 February 1927
CLARA BELLE WISER
Clara Belle Wiser passed away at her home thirteen miles west of this city on February 23, 1927 at the age of 67 years, 10 months, and 6 days. She had been a sufferer from heart trouble for a number of years and it was this trouble which caused her death.

Clara Belle Wiser was born in Ohio on March 29, 1859 and came to this country in 1880. She was married on November 9, 1887 in Central City to Stephen Wiser who preceded her in death. To this union were born six children, all of whom are living. She has lived all of her married life with the exception of the first year on the farm where she died.

Mrs. Wiser was a character that was greatly admired and loved by her associates. Her life, though marred by illness, was one of great activity and service to her family and her community and her church.She leaves to mourn her, one daughter, Mrs. Sam Magnuson of Chapman, five sons, Harrison of Council Bluffs Powa], Arthur, Grant, Raymond, and Steven of Chapman, two sisters, Mrs. Logan Hilligas, and Mrs. L.E. Powell of Central City and two brothers, Grant Dye of Central City and Louis Dye of Alliance.The funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. Dunbar of Chapman will be in charge with Rev. Floyd W. Johnston of Central City assisting. Interment will be made in the Central City Cemetery.


Springfield OH, Daily News Monday, April 18, 1927
Mrs Lillie May EVILSIZOR, , 61, wife of C W EVILSIZOR, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. J E Faulkner, northwest of Terre Haute. Mrs Evilsizor, whose home was on Route 55, northeast of Urbana was in her usual health when she rose Sunday morning. During the morning she decided to visit her sister for the day, and with her husband, drove to Terre Haute. Her son, Clair W EVILSIZOR, of Tremont City also visited at the Faulkner home in the afternoon and took his mother to the nearby cemetery where her parents and other relatives are buried. Returning to Mrs Faulkner's home, Mrs Evilsizor complained of illness and a physician was called from Urbana, but she died within a short time after he arrived. Mr and Mrs Evilsizor lived in Springfield for a short time several years ago, moving to Tremont City and then to the home near Union Church. The sister and son mentioned are the only surviving relatives besides her husband..Mrs EVILSIZOR, was formerly a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Grafton, OH. For several years she had been active in the Ladies Aids of both Union and Mutual Churches. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Union Church near Cable. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery


Springfield Daily News Tuesday, September 6, 1927
Mrs Amanda EVILSIZOR, 62, died at 1:00 a.m. Monday at her home on State Route 55, near the Valley pk, from a sudden heart attack. She was born in Mad River Twp Jan 18,1865 and is survived by her husband, John W; two daughters, Mrs Ethel Faulkner of Urbana, Mrs Ada Nicholas of St Paris; five brothers, Frank Gentis of North Hampton, Tullis Gentis of Springfield, Justin and Clifford Gentis of Rt No 4, Urbana, and Ernest Gentis of Thackery.Funeral services were held art 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence, The Rev Samuel Furrow, pastor of the Calvary and Bethel Baptist churches, had charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Nettle Creek Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News Monday May 28, 1928
                                                      MAN FOUND DEAD ON WIFES GRAVE
C W Evilsizor ended Life with poison, Coroner Says.
Charles WEVILSIZOR, 66, of Tremont City was found dead Sunday morning over his wife's grave in Ferncliff Cemetery. Death resulted from drinking poison sometime Saturday night according to the verdict returned by Coroner Theodore F Schaefer, who investigated. When the body was found by a passer-by, the man had been dead several hours, the Coroner stated. Mr Evilsizor is said to have been despondent wince the death of his wife, Lillie May (Cutler) EVILSIZOR, who died in April, 1927. Relatives also stated that he had just returned from a short trip of which they knew nothing. Investigation showed he was seen in Springfield Saturday afternoon. His entire life was spent in this vicinity. He was born December 14, 1861 in Mad River Township. He was a member of the Champion Council, No 2, Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Springfield. The body was taken to the Coffman funeral parlor, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News Thursday, November 15, 1928
Mrs Marshall EVILSIZOR,
Word has been receive in the city of the death of Mrs Marshall EVILSIZOR, 38, former Springfield resident, which occurred at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the memorial Hospital in Piqua. Peritonitis was the cause of her death. Mrs. EVILSIZOR, resided in Pleasant Hill. She leaves her husband, five children, Frances, Mary, Marjorie, Louis and Alberta; a sister in Colorado and two brothers in New England. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the United Brethren Church at Pleasant hill. Burial will be made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Springfield Daily New, Tuesday, August 5, 1930
Horace M Ballentine,
71, died at 12:10 A.M. Tuesday at his home , 404 N Plum St. He was born in German Township, and lived in this city about 48 years. He was a retired businessman engaged in the pump business at one time.He leaves his widow, Mrs Nannie Ballentine; one daughter, Mrs Castillo of this city; and one sister, Mrs Belle Frost of Wichita, Ks, besides one brother, John of this City and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 P.M. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Ballentine Mausoleum at Tremont City. Friends may view the body at the cemetery. Please omit flowers.


Springfield Daily News Wed, Sept 24,1930
Following an illness of more than a week, Mrs. Essie EVILSIZOR, 74, wife of Isaac EVILSIZOR, of a mile west of Bowlusville, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday at her home. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs Jacob Geron of Urbana and Mrs. Claude Brown of Westville as well as two sons, C I EVILSIZOR,of Urbana and Herbert EVILSIZOR, of Springfield and 10 grandchildren. Mrs EVILSIZOR, had lived in the vicinity of Bowlusville during the greater part of her life. She was a member of the Bowlusville United Brethren Church.


Springfield Daily News October 27,1930
Isaac N EVILSIZOR, 82, who died at 7:45 p.m. Friday at his home, one mile west of Bowlusville after a long period of failing health, will be buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Urbana, following funeral services Monday to be held at 2 p.m. at the U B Church in Bowlusville. Mr Evilsizor was a life long resident of Champaign County, where he was born, and had always lived in the vicinity of Bowlusville. He was a member of Pythias Lodge in Tremont City. Surviving him are two sons, C I EVILSIZOR, of Urbana, a county commissioner of Champaign County and Herbert EVILSIZOR, of Springfield; and two daughters, Mrs Jacob Geron and Mrs Claude Brown, both of Urbana. Mr Evilsizor's wife died on September 24th.


Urbana Citizen Monday, November 10, 1930
William F EVILSIZOR, 57, dropped dead at 3 p.m. Sunday while sitting in a chair at the house of William Myers, 16 Hurd Street. Death was due to natural causes, unknown, according to Coroner D H Moore. He was injured in an automobile accident in Illinois three or four weeks ago when an automobile driven by Del Moots of this city overturned into a gravel pit. No connection of the death and the accident was made by the coroner, however. He lived with a brother, Joe Evilsizor, on the Springfield Road, south of Donovan Hill. Besides his widow, Blanche, he leaves two sons, Leo and Harry in Michigan, Ezra and Lemuel, Springfield, Jake and Melvin of Urbana, and the brother with whom he made his home. The body was removed to the R C Gardner funeral parlors where funeral services will probably be held Wednesday and burial made in Nettle Creek Cemetery


Springfield Daily News Saturday, january 24,1931
Commissioner Dies at His Home near Urbana
Urbana, Jan 24- C I EVILSIZOR, 56, member of the Board of Commissioners Champaign County died at his home on the Middle Urbana Rd near here at 8 p.m. Friday, following a prolonged illness. He is survived by his widow, Rosa; two sons, Minard and Ivan, at home; two sisters, Mrs Jacob Geron of Urbana and Mrs Claude Brown of Westville and one brother, Herbert of Springfield. Mrs. Evilsizor's parents, Mr and Mrs Isaac EVILSIZOR, died on last September 24 and October 24 respectively. Mr Evilsizor's death lacked a few hours of occurring on the same day of the month. Mr Evilsizor had served on the board of commissioners for the past six years, although he had not been active recently due to illness. Funeral arrangements have not been made.


Springfield Daily News Sunday, Sept 6,1931
Mrs Louisa EVILSIZOR, 62,wife of Henry A EVILSIZOR, , died at 4 a.m. Saturday at her home, 1201 W Pleasant St, after an illness of two months. Mrs Evilsizor had been a resident of Springfield for the last nine years, and of Clark County for the last 27 years. She was born in Champaign County, where she spent the early part of her life. While residing in Springfield, she attended the Grace M E Church in Terre Haute. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Christine EVILSIZOR, at home, Mrs. Bertha Harris of Cleveland; and Mrs Geneva Williams of Springfield; a son, Harold Evilsizor; five brothers, Lorenzo and Frank Eipper of New Moorefield, Elmer Eipper of Montrose, Colo, Henry Eipper of Tremont City, Oliver Eipper of Rosewood, OH; two sisters, Mrs Ida. Davis of Troy, OH and Mrs Alice Gerhardt of Terre haute, OH, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Terre Haute M E Church in charge of Rev John R Wynd, pastor of Grace M E Church of Springfield. Burial will be in the Terre haute Cemetery


Emporia Gazette, Emporia Kansas, Monday, May 1, 1933
Mrs George Witteman,
who died at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at her home, Fifteenth and Prairie, was born October 3, 1863 in Illinois. She maiden name was Emma Elizabeth Evilsizer. When a child she moved with her parents to Barton County Missouri, where she was married December 30, 1880, to George Witteman. They moved to a farm near Burlington shortly after their marriage. About 18 years ago, they moved to a small farm northwest of Emporia. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs Hazel Welborn, Waverly; and three sons, Frank Witteman, Americus; Albert Witteman, Waverly, and Charles R Witteman, Emporia. A daughter, Mrs Fannie Brooks, died May 16, 1915 and another child died in infancy. Mrs Witteman was a member of the Arundel Avenue Presbyterian church and was a charter member of the Lyndon Valley club. Funeral services were to be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Arundel Avenue Presbyterian church.


Emporia Gazette 3-24-1934
Mrs Mary Evilsizer Dead
Mrs Mary Evilsizer, 93, died at 10:15 Friday night at her home 714 Merchant. She had been sick for eight years. Mrs Evilsizer was born in Chicago January 16, 1841. Her maiden name was Mary McBride. She was married in 1862 in Nashville, IL to Joshua Evilsizer, who died in 1908 in Butler, MO. Mrs Evilsizer had lived in Emporia since 1920. Five daughters survive Mrs Evilsizer; they are Mrs Ella Hutchinson, Wichita; Mrs Jennie Foster, Emporia; Mrs H R Clinkinbeard, Nevada, MO; Mrs Ida M Jenkins, Glenwood Springs, CO; Fifteen grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive. A son, Thomas S Evilsizer died nine years ago. Mrs Evilsizer was a member of the Baptist Church of Butler, MO.Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Sunday morning in the Sutton Funeral Home. Miss Anna Brogan, of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, will conduct the services. Interment will be at Butler, MO


Urbana Daily Citizen , Wednesday, October 3, 1934
J W EVILSIZOR, 70, a former resident of Champaign County died at his home in Staunton, IL, Monday according to word received by relatives. Mr Evilsizor lived many years in Mad River township. The following relatives survive; his father, Rev IsaacEVILSIZOR, , of Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Charles Hoberty, Mrs. Lewis Redman, and Paul Harvey of this community, and Thomas Ballentine of Springfield. Mrs Redman, Mrs Hoberty, Mrs. Ballentine and N J Laughlin have gone to Staunton to attend the burial services being held Wednesday.


Commercial Review, Nov 7, 1934-Redy Indiana
Lewis Allen Evilsizer, 71, died at one o'clock yesterday morning at theJay County hospital. He had been ill for the past several months of paralysis, being brought to the Jay County Hospital on East Delaware Street at Redkey.

The deceased was born in Jay County October 23, 1863 the son of John and Janie Catherine (Winters) Evilsizer. He was united in marriage July 29, 1893 to his wife who survives. He was formerly employed at the hart Glass Factory at Dunkirk and was a life-long resident of Jay County. Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs Carl Landers of Redkey and Mrs Laney Rees of Anderson; one brother, Leander Evilsizer of Cincinnati and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 9:30 from the residence in charge of Rev E E Plumley, pastor of the United Brethren Church at Redkey. Interment in the Hill Crest Cemetery of Redkey. Jones and Son of Redkey have charge of the body.


Muncie, IN Sunday Star dated Nov 18, 1934 (Sec 2, Pg 1)
..."After preparing several letters to relatives and friends and one directing disposal of his body to a funeral director, Benjamin Evilsizer,67, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun early yesterday in a local hotel.

Evilsizer formerly lived at 723 North Madison Street but had recently been in Marion seeking employment. He came to Muncie Friday night and registered at the hotel and was seen in the lobby at 2:00 yesterday morning mailing a letter. Another letter found in his room was timed at 3:30 A.M. Guests adjacent to his room did not hear the shot and the body was not discovered until about 9:00. His failure to secure employment and also the death about a year ago of his wife were given as motive. The body was removed to the Meeks Mortuary according to his written directions after police had been called and an investigation made in co-operation with Coroner C G Plepho. Grave side services will be at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Beech Grove Cemetery. Surviving are four sons, Max D Evilsiger, Charles H and Daniel, all of Muncie, and Paul A, a member of the navy Station in Norfolk, VA. The mother, Mrs Rachel Hobbs, of Marion, and two half - brothers, Henry and Ernest Hobbs also of Marion. He was a member of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and the Red Mens Lodge.


May 17, 1935-Michigan- Newspaper unknown
Seth P. Evilsizer died at the home of his son Otis Evilsizer, Horton township, Ogemaw county May 16th 1935 at 8 o'clock. He was 83 years, 9 months, 9 days old. He leaves to mourn his loss, one son, Otis Evilsizer; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Griffith of Lansing, Mrs. Oliver Everson of Spring Lake, Mrs Sadie Wright of Huberston. Those who attended the funeral from out of the county were; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Griffith and son Murl; Mrs. Alard Groves and daughter Mary of Alma; Mr. and Mrs. Orland Campbell and daughter Betty of Oil City; Mary Brown of Lansing, Mr & Mrs. Donald Evilsizer of Metamora, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Evilsizer and sons Howard and Floyd Jr. of Pontiac. He was buried Sunday in the Edwards Cemetery, Rev. DeLong officiating.

Funeral services were held at Edwards Sunday for Seth P. Evilsizer, of Alger, who died Thursday following a six months illness. Rev. H. J. DeLong, of the Edwards Free Methodist Church officiate. Burial was in the Ogemaw cemetery. Born August 7, 1851 in Guernsey county, Ohio. Mr. Evilsizer was married to Samantha A. McAlvy in 1873. In 1880 they moved from Findlay, Ohio to a farm in Gratiot county. In 1908 they moved to a farm in Ogemaw. Since Mrs Evilsizer's death two and one-half years ago, Mr. Evilsizer has resided with his son, Otis, near West Branch. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bauder, of Flint; and Mrs. Allard Grove, of Alma; one brother, John Evilsizer, of Custar, Ohio, a son, Otis Evilsizer of Alger; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Griffith of Lansing, Mrs. Oliver Everson of Spring Lake, and Mrs. John Wright of Huberston; 13 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.


Springfield Daily News April 9, 1936
Funeral Services for Jasper EVILSIZOR, 74 who died early Sunday morning, at his home three miles south of Urbana, from paralysis, were held from the Gardner and Seaver Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Rev W H Sinks, pastor of the Bowlusville church, conducted the services. There were many beautiful floral tributes and the funeral home was filled to capacity with friends and relatives. The pallbearers were H W Barnett, F W Morris, Galvin Morris, Bert Hare, Joseph Thackery, and Pearl Andrews. Interment was made in Nettle Creek Cemetery, south of Westville by Gardner and Seaver, local funeral directors.


Springfield Daily News April 22, 1936
Jasper EVILSIZOR, son of William and Frances Ellison EVILSIZOR, , was born 11/18/1862 in Mad River township, Champaign County, OH. He was one of seven children-three girls and four boys, Also he was of a family in which there were 14 half-brothers and sisters. On September 17, 1891 he was united in marriage to Emma Hamilton, also of mad River. To this union was added nine children; five sons and four daughters; one daughter Maude, having died in infancy. Mr Evilsizor had been a life long resident of Mad River township and a prosperous and well respected farmer. About 30 years ago he attended a revival meeting in Tremont City held by Evangelist Carroll. In this meeting he received a definite religious experience. Though he never united with any church, he held on to his inner and spiritual experiences. He, with his wife, frequently attended the Bowlusville United Brethren Church and took an interest in its upkeep. For nearly two years the deceased had been in declining health, caused by heart trouble. On last Oct 4 he was stricken with paralysis, on Oct 6 with a second stroke, and on Oct 8 with a third stroke. Since then he had been entirely bedfast. He bore his suffering patiently until the last and on early Sunday morning, April 5, 1936, he passed to the world beyond at the age of 73 yrs 4 months and 17 days. He leaves to mourn his departure; his devoted wife; five sons, Oscar, at home; Robert, living in the home of Amanda Haer, Urbana, RR5. Three daughters, Alice, at home, Mary Grow of Cable, Ohio, and Thelma Seelenbinder of Urbana, and one half-brother, the Rev Isaac EVILSIZOR, of Mechanicsburg; and 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews, besides a wide circle of other relatives and friends.

Many friends that traveled with me
Reached Heaven's Portal long ago;
One by one they left me battling
With the dark and crafty foe.
They are watching at the portal,
They are waiting at the door;
Waiting only for my coming---
The beloved ones gone before.


Springfield Daily News-may, 1936
SALESMAN DROPS DEAD AT PLANT
Julius Holl, 50, of Maiden Lane, died suddenly at 4 A.M. Saturday at the pant of the Springfield Baking Co, where he was employed as a bread salesman. Death was due to heart disease. Mr Holl was born in Springfield= where he had lived most of his life. He leaves his wife, Mrs Amelia (EVILSIZOR,) Holl; three children, Fred J, Catherine and Paul; three brothers, Carl, Phillip and William; and five sisters, Mrs Mary Pfieffer of Washington DC, Mrs Alma Shetter, the Misses Emma, Henrietta and Minnie Holl. The body was taken to Herr and Craver funeral home.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, June 15, 1936
DROPS DEAD AS WIFE TELEPHONES CALL FOR DOCTOR
Isaac EVILSIZOR, 88, dropped dead Monday Morning at 6 O'clock, at his home in Mechanicsburg. Shortly after arising this morning, Mr Evilsizor told his wife he felt ill. While she went to the telephone to call the doctor, he dropped dead from a heart attack. He had been in good health and was still active until the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Flora A EVILSIZOR, four sons, Worley of Piqua, Samuel of Troy, Weldon of Nepoleon, Charles of Thackery. Five daughters, Mrs Winnie Redman of Urbana, Mrs Ida. Bumgartner of Bellfontaine; Mrs. Libby Madison of Richwood, Mrs. Leslie Ballentine of Springfield, and Mrs Clara Hoberty of New Jersey. A half-brother, Albert EVILSIZOR, of Urbana also survives. The body was removed to the Bryan Furman funeral home this morning, but will be returned to the residence this evening. Funeral arrangements have not been made, but burial will be made in the Terre haute Cemetery


Independent Register, Libertyville, ILL Thursday, January 28, 1937
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Evilsizor (Katie), 61, of 336 Milwaukee Ave., who died early Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Diethorn on Lake St., were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph's Church with interment following the services at Ascension Cemetery. Mrs. Evilsizor is survived by her husband Samuel, a former president of the village board; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Knigge and Mrs. Diethorn, of Libertyville, Mrs. Gertrude Marnitz of Waukegan and Mrs. Florence Kilby of Evanston; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Downs and Mrs. J. Gannon, and one brother J. Wynn, all of Evanston. There were eight grandchildren. Mrs. Evilsizor became ill about a month ago with an attack of influenza but was considered completely recovered from that sickness. A week ago Sunday, she had gone to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Diethorn, during the afternoon to take care of her grandchildren while Mrs. Diethorn and Mrs. Knigge were away from home. When they returned they found Mrs. Evilsizor unconscious on the basement floor. From that time until her death she had recovered consciousness only for one day.


Daily News, Springfield Oh Date posted: Sunday, March 14, 1937
Mrs. Emma E. OURS EVILSIZOR, 68, died Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in her home at 622 Railroad St., following an illness of 13 months. A native of Gallia County, Mrs. EVILSIZOR had been a resident of Springfield 10 years. Survivors are her husband, Lemuel; three daughters, Mrs. Grace WAGSTAFF of Columbus, Mrs. Berdie DeLONG of Springfield, and Mrs. Mamie WELCH of Marion; three sons, James V. OURS of Huntington, W. Va., Gilbert OURS of Lancaster, and Alva OURS, also of Lancaster; three stepsons, Oscar GIBSON of Gallia County, and Andrew GIBSON of Columbus; two brothers, Frank MOODISPAUGH of Springfield, and Robert C. MOODISPAUGH of Columbus; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home and will be returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Birdie DeLONG, 710 E. Pleasant St., Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday at 10 a.m. in charge of the Rev. Dr. C. A. SUNDBERG. Burial will be made in Pine Cemetery,** near Revenge, O. (** Death cert says buried in Ferncliff)


Springfield News-Sun, Monday, August 16, 1937
Mrs Mary Jane Gentis,
54, of 1011 Burt St, died at 9 A.M. Sunday (May 15, 1937) in the City Hospital, where she had been a patient since August 9th. Her husband Earl; two sisters, Mrs John Murphy of London and Mrs Sarah Tehan of South Charleston, three nieces and four nephews survive. The body was removed to the O'Brien Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 A.M. Wednesday (18 May 1937) in the St Hoseph Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery


Springfield Daily News, Sunday, May 30, 1937
                                                              BOY DROWNS IN MUZZY LAKE
Loren EVILSIZOR, 16, Is Tragedy Victim at Swimming Resort...Youth and companion had entered pool after closing hours; Body under water 30 minutes before recovered by firemen...

Urbana, May 29- A stolen swim in the unguarded waters of Muzzy Lake, near here, after the resort had closed for the night, brought death by drowning Saturday to 16 year old Loren Evilsizor of 222 Freeman St, Urbana.

The youth was under water for more than half an hour before his body was recovered by Urbana firemen using grappling hooks. The drowning occurred about 7:30 P.M.

According to the accounts of the tragedy related to Coroner Richard M Brand, Evilsizor and a companion, 15 year old Nelson Page came to the former stone quarry pool, at the Edge of the city, at dusk, and asked Arnold Crowl, resort manager, to permit them to swim. Crowl told investigating authorities that he had just closed the lake bathhouse for the evening and that he refused the youths the requested permission. However, Crowl said, the pair apparently managed to gain entrance to the bathhouse, changed into swimming suits and plunged into the lake. He said he first became aware that the boys were in swimming when he heard Page crying for help for his friend. He and Richard Shallabarger, a friend, rowed to the drowning boy's rescue, in a boat at the shoreline. The dived futilely for the body for approximately 20 minutes, he said before notifying the Urbana Fire Dept. Page, the victim's companion, recited that he and Evilsizor entered the lake and swam toward a raft, moored off shore. He reached the raft first, he said, and upon turning about saw his friend "puffing and blowing" in the water behind him.

His cries of alarm brought the two men who were talking nearby. Members of the Fire Dept rescue crew attempted artificial respiration methods for 15 or 20 minuets after recovery of the body. Evilsizor was the son of Mr and Mrs. Jesse EVILSIZOR. Coroner Brand, after questioning witnesses, returned a verdict of accidental death. The youths body was taken to the Gardner and Seaver Funeral Home.

Urbana Daily Citizen June 1, 1937
The swimming victim was Loren EVILSIZOR,16, son of Mrs and Mrs Jesse EVILSIZOR, 222 Freeman Ave, Urbana, who drowned in Muzzy Lake, west of town, late Saturday after cramping in the water. The Urbana Fire Dept first aid squad answered a delayed call to the lake. The firemen recovered the body with grappling hooks and attempted artificial respiration but the boy was beyond aid....Firemen said the section of the lake where the body was recovered was 32 feet deep...because there was no telephone at the place, it was about 20 minutes before the fire Dept could be called...Funeral services are set for Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. He leaves his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
......June 2, 1937
Impressive funeral services, largely attended, were held Tuesday at 2:30 P.M. from the Friends Church, for Loren Evilsizor, victim of a drowning accident in Muzzy Lake. Services were conducted by Rev Paul Lindley, pastor of the Church with burial following at Grandview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Richard Johnson, Warren Brown, Richard Pooler, William Ferst, Nelson Page and Sammy Ross. There was a great profusion of flowers and eight young girls who served as flower girls who were Nina Page, Christina Mansfield, Madge martin, Martha Davis, Kathryn Reisinger, Virginia Eaton, Dorothy Martin and Virginia Clark.
....June 4, 1937
Loren EVILSIZOR, son of Jesse and Lydia Taylor EVILSIZOR, was born April 5th 1921 and departed this life May 29th, 1937, age 16 years one month and 24 days. He spent his entire life in Urbana where he attended school, being a student in his sophomore year at the Urbana High School at the time of his death. He was a member of class four at the Friends Sunday School. The deceased was a favorite among the boys of his age, both at school and at work. He was a good son and brother and his absence will be deeply felt by the entire community for years to come. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his parents, two sisters, Frances of Springfield, Beatrice at home and two brothers, Donald and Richard, both at home, along with a host of friends and relatives.


Tribune, Lake Co, OH-Libertycille, IL Jan 11, 1938 pg 19
Evilsizor Samuel P, Former Mayor, Dies in Ohio-
Samuel P. EVILSIZOR, village president, of Libertyville in 1931-32 and building commissioner since May 1937, died suddenly at 12:30 P.M.. Sunday, Jan 9, 1938, at the home of his brother,Charles, in St. Paris, Ohio, where he had gone to visit. Cause of his death was a heart attack occasioned by the excessive strain of a heavy meal on his weakened stomach. He had been troubled before with internal hemorrhages.Mr. Evilsizor was 64 years old. He had lived in Libertyville more than a quarter of a century, taking a deep interest in civic growth of Libertyville and in the development of the town's business and residence sections. At the time of his death he was the owner of several properties here and was thought to be in fairly good health. Funeral services were held yesterday at 2 P.M.. from the home of at 336 Milwaukee Ave. The Rev. Samuel W. Vose officiated and pall bearers were: Village President. A.E.Suter, Police Chief Frank Druba, two nephews, James Gannon of Chicago and John Gannon of Evanston; and two grandsons, Bruce and Robert Kilby of Evanston. Burial was in Ascension Cemetery.The body was delivered to the Ray-Burnett funeral home Monday morning from Ohio. Samuel Paul EVILSIZOR, was born Oct. 23, 1873. He was married on June 30, 1892, to Catherine Wynn at Urbana, Ohio. A year later the couple moved to Evanston. About the year 1902 the family moved to Libertyville. After a residence here of 13 years, Mr. Evilsizor took up work in Paxton, Ill., where they lived for five years. They then returned to Libertyville. In February, 1922, Mr. Evilsizor was named water superintendent of the village and he held that position until May, 1926, according to records in the clerk's office. At one time he was in charge of Public Service here and later went into his own electrical contracting business. Mrs. Evilsizor preceded her husband in death on January 25, 1937. (Obit below) Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Gertrude Karnitz, Waukegan; Mrs.Florence Kilby, Evanston; Mrs. Ruth Knigge and Mrs. Mildred Diethorn,both of Libertyville.


Urbana Daily Citizen Nov 1, 1937
Charles C EVILSIZOR, 39, died Sunday afternoon at his home, 454 Storms Avenue. He was an employee of the United paper Board Company of Urbana. He is survived by his widow, Edna; two children; Alice, James and a step-daughter, Betty, all at home; His mother Mrs Jasper EVILSIZOR, of Urbana Rt 2; three sisters, Miss Alice Evilsizer of Urbana Rt 2, Mrs Mary Crowe of Mechanicsburg and Mrs Thelma Seelinbinder of Springfield. Also four brothers, Oscar, Robert and Willard of Urbana and Arthur of Tremont City survive. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 P.M. from the Volney J Seaver Funeral Home on Scioto Street. Interment will be in the Nettle Creek Cemetery
.....Nov 5, 1937
Rev E H Runyan, pastor of the Church of God officiating. Several Hymns were sung by a selected trio and there were many floral tributes. Burial was made in the Nettle Creek Cemetery and pallbearers were;
Omar Powell, Everett Long, John Coleman, David Grow, Ben haven, Russell Rupert, Robert Haven and Frances Howell.


The Parkersburg News, March 2, 1938
Marietta- William J Evilsizer , 60, chief engineer in charge of the water works pump station for 20 years, died suddenly when he was stricken with a heart attack at 4:30 P.M. Tuesday afternoon just as he arrived at his home at 323 South Seventh street from his duties at the pump station. Mr Evilsizer was born August 29, 1877, at Caywood and was the son of the late Josiah and Rebecca Harsha Evilsizer. He married Miss Willia Uhlman, November 5, 1903 and the couple have lived in Marrietta since with the exception of one year spent in California. He had been an employee of the pump station since 1898, and was chief engineer during the past score of years. He was a member of Raynald Lodge No 82, Knights of Pythias, of Harmar Lodge No 390, AF & AM and of the International Union of Operating Engineers No 682. Surviving are his wife and a son and daughter, Paul D Evilsizer of Marietta and Mrs Boyd E Eddy of Bell's Run. There is one sister, Mrs Bessie Wright of Marietta. Funeral arrangements are being made by Doudna and McClure. It is requested that flowers be omitted.


Emporia Gazette, December 12, 1938, Pg 2, Col 2
Mrs Jennie Foster
Found Dead in Home
Mrs Jennie Foster
, who lived at 714 Merchant was found dead at her home about 8:15 Sunday night by Miss T Hartmen, a roomer at the Foster home. Mrs Foster was found sitting in front of her dressing table and apparently had been preparing for bed when she was stricken. She was attired in night clothing and indications were that death came suddenly. Mrs Foster had been suffering from attacks of indigestion for the past month, relatives said, but her condition had not been considered critical. She had suffered a slight attack Sunday morning, but had been feeling well in the afternoon. Cornoer Ted McDaniel was called and said that the death was caused by a heart attack induced by acute indigestion.
To Emporia in 1918
Mrs Jennie Foster was born at Lamar Missouri, December 27, 1865. Her maiden name was Jennie Evilsizer. She was married to John C Foster in 1886 in Butler Co, MO where Mr Foster died. In 1918 she moved to Emporia. Mrs Foster is survived by two sons, Guy Foster, 1010 West and Glen L Foster, San Francisco, Calif, and three sisters, Mrs H R Clinkenbeard, Nevada, MO; Mrs Ida Mae Reese, Los Angeles, Calif, and Mrs J E HEnderson, De Beque, Colo. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the Sutton Kinzer Funeral Home. Mrs Jack Grisham, reader from the First Church of Christ Scientist, of which Mrs Foster was a member, will have charge of the service. The body will be taken to Butler, Mo for burial. There will be services at the grave only in Butler.


Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, February 1, 1939-Pg5
Illness Fatal to Mary Ballentine-Native of Champaign County Succumbs at age 63
Mrs Mary Welcie Ballentine,
63, of Springfield, Route 2, died Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. in her home. Death followed an extended illness. A native of Champaign County, Mrs Ballentine had lived her entire life in Champaign and Clark Counties. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Urbana, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, T H Ballentine, three daughters, Mrs Audra Evans of Middletown, Ohio and the Misses Zelma and Mary Lavone Ballentine, at home, four brothers, Charles EVILSIZOR, of Thackery, Weldon of Napoleon, Ohio, Samuel of Thackery, and Worley of Piqua; four sisters, Mrs Ida Baumgardner of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Mrs Charles Hoberty of West Chester, PA; Mrs J S Mattison of Richwood, Ohio, and Mrs Lewis Redman of urbana, and four grandchildren, Thomas, Franklyn, Marilyn and Barbara Evans. The body was removed to the Woods Funeral Home


Banner Press, Cape Girardeau, MO April 1939
Thoms McGee, 79 years old, died Sunday at Southeast Mo Hospital in Cape Girardeau where he had been a patient for a week. The body was removed to the Baker Funeral Home where it remained until Monday when services were held at McGee Church. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. members of the Zalma Masonic Lodge of which he was a member, assisted with the services. Mr McGEE was born and reared in the McGee community in the edge of Wayne Co, and lived there his entire life. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Blair McGee. He was one of five children. He was married to miss Elsie EVILSIZER of the Cane Creek Community, who died a number of years ago. They had six children, but only two survive. Blair of Greenville and Hugh of McGee, also several grandchildren and one brother, Dan McGee of Advance, and a half-brother, Frank STILTS of Arab.


Springfield Daily News Wednesday, July 19, 1939
John E EVILSIZOR, 61, died Tuesday at 6:15 P.M. in his home at 1034 Broadway. Death followed an illness of eight months. Born in Champaign County on July 30, 1877, Mr Evilsizor had been a local resident 40 years, prior to his retirement last November because of ill health. Mr Evilsizor had been employed as an engineer in the stoker division of The Steel Products Engineering Co for 12 years. Mr Evilsizor was a member of Grace Methodist Church, Anthony Lodge No 455, Free and Accepted Masons, and Champion Council No 2, Junior Order, United American Mechanics. Survivors are the widow, Lydia (Hughes), two sons, Harold R and Homer H both of Springfield, four brothers, Jacob, Joseph and Melvin all of Urbana and three grandchildren, Marilene, Darlene and Jack EVILSIZOR, all of Springfield. The body was removed to the Jackson funeral home and will be returned to the residence Thursday morning. The body will be removed to the Grace Methodist Church Friday noon to lie in state until the Funeral Friday at 2 P.M. Burial will be made in the Ferncliff Cemetery.


Hartford City News Times, Saturday, August 12, 1939
Death Claims Local Paper Mill Employee-Death Followed An Illness With Heart Trouble and Complications
Jesse O Evilsizer,
64, for twenty-five years an employee of Hartford City Paper Mill, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the family home, 306 North Mulberry Street. Death followed an illness dating since April. He was forced to suspend his work as electrician at the hartford City paper Mill on April 10th. For the past three weeks, his condition has been critical. The body was taken to the Burk and Fennig Funeral Home to be prepared for burial and will be returned to the family residence Saturday afternoon. Funeral services have been set for Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian Church here, in charge of the Rev Harper McCune, pastor. Burial will be made in IOOF Cemetery. Mr Evilsizer's death was attributed to heart trouble, asthma and general complications. Jesse Orville Evilsizer was born October 4, 1874 in Champaign County, near Urbana, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Hannah Evilsizer. He spent his early life in Ohio, coming to Indiana when a young man. On November 5, 1900, Mr Evilsizer claimed as his wife, Miss May Scott. Surviving other than the widow, are four children; Joseph R, at home; Ralph Evilsizer at Bellvue, Michigan, Mrs Della Kirkwood of this city, and Kenneth of Upland; nine grandchildren; one brother, Elmer, two sisters, Mrs Della Wildeson and Mrs Anna Dear of Columbus, Ohio. A brother Samuel, died last january at Libertyville, Ohio.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday, January 16, 1940
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 P M from the Thackery Lutheran Church for Emory EVILSIZOR, 72, farmer, who died Monday noon at his home four miles southeast of St Paris. Mr EVILSIZOR,had lived on this farm 40 years. Death followed a tree week illness. Rev Samuel Furrow, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Urbana will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Terre Haute Cemetery by Ira Frank. St Paris funeral director. Surviving are his widow, Martha Elizabeth (Kite), a son Herman residing near St Paris; two grandchildren and three brothers, Marley and Vernon Champaign county and Oran in St Paris. The deceased was a member of the Junior Order, Terre Haute


Springfield News-Sun, August 4, 1940 Pg 2
Charles H Geron
,43,formerly of Springfield, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday in his residence, 3756 S Broadway, Grove City, O. He had been ill three days. He was born May 12, 1897 in Champaign County. At the time of his death he was service manager of a Grove City garage. He had lived in Springfield for years and attended the United Brethren Church. He was a veteran of the World War attached to the air service at Fairfield. Survivors include his widow, Mrs Mildred Geron; a son, Norman; his parents, Mr and Mrs Phillip Geron, of Springfield, Route 6, and two brothers, Clarence H and Forest R Geron, both of Springfield. The body was sent to Springfield and removed to the Jackson Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Monday and burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Services will be in charge of the Rev Leroy Snelker, of Dayton.


Urbana Daily Citizen Saturday, October 19, 1940
Mrs Arlena Buck Dies at age 77
Mrs Arlena A Buck,
77, died suddenly at 12:15 P.M. Friday at her home three miles west of West Liberty in Harrison Township. Death was due to a heart attack. Mrs Buck was born near Sidney in Shelby County and was formerly Miss Arlena Barker. Her husband was the late Joseph Buck, who died in July, 1926. Mr and Mrs Buck moved from Shelby County to Champaign county 24 years ago. Deceased was a member of the West Liberty Christian Church. She had made her home for several years with two sons, Emmett and Roy. Surviving are six children. Five sons, Staley, Charles , Emmet and Roy, West Liberty, and Ralph, DeGraff; one daughter Mrs Thurzie Kauffman, West Liberty; two brothers, Isaac R Barker, Fulton, Ind and Lancaster C Barker, Rochester, Ind, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Sunday from the family home with Rev Robert E Wearley officiating. interment will be in Fairview Cemetery by Troyer and Lynn, funeral service.


Urbana Citizen-Wednesday, Feb 19, 1941
Flora Ann
EVILSIZOR,
Funeral services were held at 1:30 P M Tuesday from the Furman funeral home in Mechanicsburg for the widow of the late Rev Isaac EVILSIZOR, Mechanicsburg, who died Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs Bertie Braum in Marysville, following a month's illness of pneumonia. Rev E H Dickey, Pastor of the Mechanicsburg Methodist Church officiated at the services and two musical selections were sung by Mrs, Dickey. There were many beautiful floral offerings and services were largely attended. Interment was made in Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville. Mrs Evilsizor is survived by the niece at whose home she died and she had made her home for some time; two brothers; four step-sons, C W EVILSIZOR, Thackery, G W of Napoleon, S W EVILSIZOR, of Fletcher and A W EVILSIZOR, Piqua and four step-daughters, Mrs I W Baumgardner, Bellefontaine; Mrs C W Hoberty, West Chester, PA; Mrs J S Matteson, Richwood, and Mrs L W Redman, Urbana.


Springfield Daily News-Tuesday, June 30, 1942-Pg12
Mrs Ida C Gerard,
66,died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs Phillip Geron on Buck Street Lane. She had been seriously ill only one week but had been in failing health for five years. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy, of Xenia; by three sisters, Mrs Phillip Geron, Mrs Worden Hupp, Mrs F J Weimer, by four brothers, Frank of Bowlusville, Cliff of Tremont City, Walter and Chris, both of Springfield. The body was taken to the Nagley funeral home in Xenia where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.


Nashville Journal July 23, 1942-Washington Co, Nashville, IL
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Hahne and Hilema Funeral Home for Mrs John Evilsizer, who died at her home Wednesday night at 9:20 P.M. of a heart ailment. She had reached the age of 77 years, 11 months and 1 day. Rev W E Lamp officiated at the rites and interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery. Mrs George Cruse and Harry Sternberg sang and the pallbearers were: Charles Anderson, Booth Cross, J E Trout, George Arnsmeyer, Frank Kowalsik and Harry Sternberg. Miss Melissa Graham was born in St Louis August 14, 1864, the daughter of George and Mary E Graham. She was married Nov 4, 1878, to John Evilsizer. They lived at Elkton for a short time and then moved to Nashville where they had since made their home. Nine children were born to this union, 2 of whom died in infancy and one son Walter died in 1925. Those surviving are: Mrs Delilah Stellman, who made her home with her mother, Clarence E Evilsizer of Muskogee, OK, Mrs Mae Folker of St Louis, Charles Evilsizer and John are of here and Mrs Agnes Catsigia of University City; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. She was a member of the Forman Memorial Church. Those who attended the services from out of town were: Mr and Mrs James Catsigian of University City, Mr and Mrs Ray Folkers, Mr and Mrs O B Kelly and Mr and Mrs Elmer Bereuter of St Louis, Mr and Mrs Clarence Evilsizer and sons Charles and Palmer and Mr and Mrs Arnold Evilsizer of Muskogee, OK, Pvt James Evilsizer of Scott Field and Mrs James Evilsizer of Alton, Mr and Mrs Clyde Sanders of West Frankfort and Mrs Edna Borchelt of Johnston city.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, October 5, 1942
Funeral services for Mrs Urba Mae EVILSIZOR, 61, wife of Clem EVILSIZOR, of Springfield, Rt 4, sister of Mrs Ray Brown of Urbana Rt 1 and a sister of John Walker of St Paris, were to be conducted at 2 P M Monday with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. The rites were to be held in the Jackson-Lytle funeral home in charge of the Rev J A Jenkinson, assistant pastor of the Central Methodist church. Mrs Evilsizor died Friday morning after an illness of two months. A native of Bowlusville, in Champaign County she had been a resident of Clark County for the past 37 years. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs Lloyd Stratton of Springfield Rt 6, and Mrs Esther Bryant, Springfield; two sons, Norman E of Springfield and Lt Paul C EVILSIZOR, serving with the united States Army Air Corps. Nine grandchildren also survive. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church, Springfield.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday April 4, 1947
John Ezra EVILSIZOR, 52 of Urbana, Rt 4 died at 3:15 A.M. Saturday in a Champaign County hospital. Death was attributed to pneumonia. A native of Champaign County he had been employed for 25 years by Robbins and Meyers, Inc in Springfield. Surviving are the widow Alice; his father Joseph of Urbana and a sister Hazel  EVILSIZOR,also of Urbana. The body was removed to the Humphreys and Son funeral home where services are to be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday. The Rev John H Meister pastor of the Messiah Lutheran church, Urbana, is to officiate. Burial is to be made in Nettle Creek Cemetery.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, November 6, 1942
Mrs Elnora EVILSIZOR,  61, died at 4:30 P M at her home four miles south of Urbana. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. The deceased had resided in Champaign County for the past 12 years. Surviving are the husband, John EVILSIZOR, a daughter Mrs Violet Lundy, Brooklyn NY and one son, Theodore Sheets, Springfield, and six grandsons. The body was removed to the Humphreys and Son Co where funeral services will be held at 2 P M Saturday.

Urbana Daily Citizen Monday Nov 9,. 1942Funeral service for Mrs John EVILSIZOR, were held in the Humphreys and Son Co, funeral home at 2:00 P.M. Saturday. Rev Edward Driscoll, pastor of the Lutheran church, conducted the services. Mrs EVILSIZOR, died at her home four miles south of Urbana Thursday afternoon. Pallbearers were: John Linana, Jack and Earl Sheets, Frank and R Humble, and Harold Humble. Burial was made in Nettlecreek cemetery south of Westville.


Urbana Daily Citizen Wednesday March 10, 1943
Lemuel N EVILSIZOR, 81, a brother to Jacob EVILSIZOR, Urbana, died sometime Monday night in his sleep and his body was found in the residence Tuesday at 432 West Washington Ave, Springfield. The body was removed to the Littleton Funeral Home where services are to be help at 10 A M Thursday. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen-Thursday, Jan 6, 1944
Mrs Elsie A EVILSIZOR, wife of Amos W EVILSIZOR, died at 2 P M today in her home one mile north of Piqua. Born April 30,1894 near Millerstown, she was the daughter of William and Elnora Erwin Comer and one of six children. She was married to Mr Evilsizor on Feb 11, 1917 and had lived in Miami County for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Piqua Baptist church, Bethany Sunday School class and upper Springcreek Community Church. She is survived by her husband, by three daughters, Mrs Harold McDonald of Troy, Lucille and Alice at home; a step-daughter Mrs Robert Comer of DeGraff, her mother Mrs Comer of Fletcher; two sisters, Mrs Harold Rouse , and Mrs Luther EVILSIZOR, of Urbana; two brothers Robert Comer of DeGraff and Russell Comer of Fletcher and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in Piqua Baptist church at 2 P M Saturday by the Rev J W Poorman, pastor. Friends may view the body at her late home after noon on Friday. Interment will be in the family plot in Millerstown Cemetery.


Miami News Record Newspaper Pg 1 Miami, OK Friday, Jan 17 1944
Mrs Elizabeth Evilsizer, 224 A St Southeast, died at the Miami Baptist hospital at 5:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon. She was 68 years old and a resident of Miami for the past 29 years. The Evilsizer family operated the Model Laundry here until several years ago. Survivors include three sons, Clyde Evilsizer of Cassville, MO, Wesley Evilsizer of Miami, and Clarence Evilsizer of Toronto, KS; two brothers, J H Rogers of Mexico, MO and J F Rogers of Bulter, MO, and two sisters; Mrs G G DeWeese and Mrs Russell Green , both of Butler, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev H E Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Oakhill Cemetery at Butler, MO. pallbearers will be Frank Zajic, Asa Robinson, Wayne Anderson, Harry Bradley, Holt Hurst and Keith Holland.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday June 19, 1944
Vernon A EVILSIZOR, 73, three miles east of St Paris, died at 8:30 P.M. Friday in McMillen's Sanatorium, Columbus, where he had been a patient for five months. Evilsizor, a prominent retired Mad River Township farmer, had been in failing health for the past five years. Survivors include his widow, Lizzie; one daughter, Mrs Lola Garver, of Urbana; two sons, Loren of Urbana, and William of St Paris Rt 1; and two brothers, Marley of Terre haute and Oran of St Paris. The body was removed to the Frank Funeral Home, St Paris, where funeral services were held at 2:30 today in charge of the Rev Samuel Furrow, pastor of the Urbana Baptist Church. Burial was made in Nettle Creek Cemetery, south of Westville.


Springfield Daily News Tuesday October 17, 1944
Mrs Jack EVILSIZOR, 25 of 276 Franklin St, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday in City Hospital after an illness of six months. Mrs Evilsizor was born in Springfield, Nov 11, 1918, the daughter of Wilbur and Jennie Toland** and had resided here all of her life. She is survived by her husband and parents, who live in Springfield, one sister Mrs Wilma Long of Springfield and one brother Martin Miller in the U S Navy. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home, where services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday by the Rev C E Byers. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.(***A family member says the obit is in error and parents of Dorothy are Ellis Miller and Jeannie Glauner. Jeannie married again to a Wilbur Toler.)


Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, March 21, 1945. Pg 12

Jacob Geron, 68, widely known retired farmer of 823 S Main St, Urbana, died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday in Springfield City Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks suffering from heart disease. A native of Clark County, Mr Geron had spent most of his life in the Urbana community as a farmer, and had been a resident of Urbana for the last 23 years. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and of the Urbana Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Martha; a son, A Everett Geron of Springfield; a brother, Phillip Geron, Springfield; a sister, Mrs Samuel Karg of Springfield, Route 3, and one grandson. The body was removed to the Humphrey funeral home where it will remain for services at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev Edward Driscoll of the Urbana Lutheran Church officiating, Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.


Parkersburg WV News March 29, 1945
Mrs. Logan Evilsizer
Services for Mrs. Flora Evilsizer, 74, wife of Logan Evilsizer, will be held at 2 P.M. at Doudna and McClure's. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Evilsizer died Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. at her home 913 Warren St following an illness. The daughter of the late Alexander and Hannah Armstrong Fogel, Mrs. Evilsizer was born Jan 30, 1871 in Noble Co. She spent the greater part of her life in Cambridge. On Dec 24, 1890 she married Logan Evilsizer, and he survives with a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. and Mrs. Evilsizer came to Marietta in 1928 from New Concord. She was a member of the First Baptist Church


Springfield Daily News, Saturday, October 27, 1945
Ballentines Rites Will Be Monday
Funeral Services for Thomas H Ballentine, 74, of St paris, Springfield, Route 2, will be held at 2:30 P.M. Monday in the tremont City Methodist Church. The body was removed to the Woods Funeral Home and will be taken to the residence at 9 A.M. Sunday. Burail will be in Tremont City Cemetery. Mr Ballentine died at 12:15 P.M. Friday in the City Hospital following a week's illness. He had been in failing health for three months. Born in German Twp, he had resided in Clark County his entire life. Mr Ballenitine was a farmer and prominent civic affairs, serving on the township Board of Education fo 16 years and as township trustee for 12 years. He was not serving in either capacity at the time of his death. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Terre Haute. Survivors inclde four brothers, Seymore of Springfield, Clifford of St Paris; Bert of Urbana Route 4; Alpha of St Paris Rt 2; two sisters, Mrs Emma Overholser of Springfield Route 2; Mrs Rose Baker of St Paris Route 2; three daughters, Mrs Russell Evans of Springfield, Route 2; Mrs Russell Seekford of Urbana, Route 4; Lt Mary Lavone Ballentine of Army Nurse Corps, stationed in Assam, India; and four grandchildren.


Nashville Journal November 29, 1945
Elliott Evilsizer, 63, former Nashville City Councilman, dropped dead Saturday evening about 8:30 o'clock at the corner of North Washington and West Elm Streets while on his way up town. An inquest was conducted by Dr G A Green, coroner, at the Hileman funeral home Sunday morning and the jury returned a verdict of "death due to coronary thrombosis." Jurymen were; Ed Lincoln, R R Snyder, Garfield Law, H D Nickel, Harry Fix and Charles McElroy. Mrs. Mary Elle Wisely, who was accompanying him to town, testified that he suddenly slumped to the sidewalk and died within a few seconds. He was taken to the home of Ed Lincoln just a few houses away from where he fell where he was pronounced dead. Mr Evilsizer, former head of the United mine Workers local and an alderman during the last Krughoff administration, was born in Washington County Feb 17, 1882, the son of Henry and Katherine Evilsizer. He was married to Sarah Stamm in 1904 and she died 6 years ago. He is survived by his mother, Mrs Catherine Evilsizer of this city and six children, Vera, Mars Herbert Higgs of St Louis, Yvonne, Mrs Claude Ward of Grand Rapids Michigan; Hildred, Mrs. Steve Essich of San Diego, CA; Quinton of Cleveland, OH and twin sons in the Navy, Richard and Raymond.; Two sisters, Mrs Violet Sanders and Mrs Edna Borchelt of Johnston City; 4 brothers, Hiram of here, Edward of Christopher, Lucien of Buckner and William of Okawville; also 9 grandchildren. He worked in the local mine until it closed and at the time of his death was working with Fred Speck. Funeral services were held at the Hileman funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev A W Hendrix officiating. Burial was made in the masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Arthur and Clarence Decker, Milburn Witte, Louis Storck, Fred Speck and Frank Witt. Mrs. E F Gewe was organist.


Springfield Daily News, Saturday, Jan 12, 1946,Pg5
Mrs Worden J Hupp
, 64, of Springfield, Route5, died at 9:p.m. Friday in City Hospital. She had been seriously ill for the past two months, during which time she resided with a daughter, Mrs Norma Sultzbach, 616 Stanton ave. Born June 28, 1881 in Champaign County as Carrie Evilsizor, she was the daughter of John T and Pernetta Metz EVILSIZOR. She resided in Champaign and Clark counties all her life, and was a member of the Bowlesville United Brethren Church. Surviving are her husband of Springfield, Route 5, her daughter, Mrs Sultzbach; two sons, Wendell and Elwood, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs Phillip Geron and Mrs Fred Weimer, both of Springfield; four brothers, Frank EVILSIZOR, of Bowlusville, Walter EVILSIZOR, of Springfield, Route 5, Clarence EVILSIZOR, of Tremont City, and Christopher EVILSIZOR, of Springfield; and four grandchildren. The body was taken to the Woods funeral home.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, February 18,1946
Mrs Mary Stella EVILSIZOR, 76, widow of the late Irwin EVILSIZOR, of Clay Ave, Urbana, died at her home Sunday afternoon from complications. The body will be taken from the Volney Seaver funeral home to the residence this evening. It will be returned early Tuesday morning to the funeral home for services at 2:30 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev H L Jones, pastor of the Free Methodist Church. Burial is to be made in Nettle Creek Cemetery. Mrs Evilsizor is survived by her five daughters, Mrs Edith Hope of Irwin, Mrs Ethel Frazee and Mrs Edna Powell of Urbana, Mrs Ruth Reed of St Paris and Mrs Elva Baker of Mechanicsburg; four sons, Grover, Clyde and Emil, Urbana and Ralph of Mechanicsburg; two brothers, Thomas Haney of St Paris and John Haney of Springfield; five sisters, Mrs Ida Gentis of DeGraff, Mrs Nettie Prince of Westville, Mrs Etta Damewood, Mrs. Elizabeth Craig and Mrs Lu Idle, Urbana Pallbearers were
Warren and Donald Frazee, Carson and Arthur Hope, Harold Reed and Robert Evilsizor.


Springfield Daily News Friday, October 4, 1946
Man Stricken in Plant Here
Francis Delmont EVILSIZOR, 40, of 636 N Russell St, Urbana, a welder for the Springfield Metallic Casket Co, Inc, died suddenly while working in the Springfield Factory. His death was caused by coronary thrombosis, according to the coroner's report. Mr Evilsizor had been employed by the casket company since march 1943. He was a native of Champaign County and was born Oct 30, 1905. He was a member of the Fraternal order of Eagles of Urbana. Survivors are the widow Hazel; one daughter, Donna Mae; one brother Cecil, Urbana; two sisters Mrs Mae Cotrell, Urbana and Mrs Myrtle Cotrell, Lima and his mother Mrs Jake EVILSIZOR, Urbana. The body was taken to the Humphreys and Son Co Funeral Home, Urbana to remain for services at 2: P.M. Saturday in charge of the rev Samuel Furrow, pastor of the Urbana First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Pallbearers were Cecil EVILSIZOR,  Arthur Cottrell,
Roy Wells, Wilbur Wells, Orville Gordley and Ozzie LeMieux.


Springfield Daily News Saturday October 26,1946
Frank W EVILSIZOR, 71, farmer of River Rd, Springfield, Rt 3, near Bowlusville, died of a heart condition at 7 A.M. Saturday in his home. He became seriously ill last Friday. Mr Evilsizor , the son of John and Pernetta Metz EVILSIZOR, natives of Champaign County, had lived in that vicinity all his life. He was born there Dec 27, 1874. He attended the Bowlusville United Brethren Church. Survivors include his widow, Mabel; three brothers, Walter and Christopher, both of Springfield, and Clarence of Tremont City, and two sisters, Mrs Fred Weimer and Mrs Lottie Geron, both of Springfield. The body was taken to Woods funeral home and will be returned to the residence Sunday morning. Services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday in the Bowlusville United Brethren Church by the Rev G W Duckwall, Pastor of the church. burial will be made in Deer Cemetery, Bowlusville.


Springfield Daily News Monday March 31, 1947
Horace Vernon EVILSIZOR, 60, who was employed by the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corp, 132 W Main St, died at 10:30 P.M. Sunday in his home, 101 1/2 S Race St, after several years of failing health. Mr Evilsizor was born in Springfield on Nov 2, 1886 and lived there all his life. He was the son of Simeon and Zelda EVILSIZOR, Mr Evilsizor was an honorary member of the National Association of Master Plumbers and was a member of the local and state associations of the organization. Survivors include his widow, Hazel; a son Jack, a brother W Ross of National Rd E and a sister Mrs. Glenna Shaeffer, Springfield. The body was removed to Richards Memorial Home


Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday April 4, 1947
John Ezra Evilsizer, 52 of Urbana, Rt 4 died at 3:15 A.M. Saturday in a Champaign County hospital. Death was attributed to pneumonia. A native of Champaign County he had been employed for 25 years by Robbins and Meyers, Inc in Springfield. Surviving are the widow Alice; his father Joseph of Urbana and a sister Hazel Evilsizer also of Urbana. The body was removed to the Humphreys and Son funeral home where services are to be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday. The Rev John H Meister pastor of the Messiah Lutheran church, Urbana, is to officiate. Burial is to be made in Nettle Creek Cemetery.


Urbana Daily Citizen Thursday May 1, 1947
Melvin EVILSIZOR, 82, resident of the Champaign county home, died at 11:45 P.M. Wednesday in the Champaign County hospital. Surviving are two brothers, Joe and Jake EVILSIZOR, both of Urbana. The body was removed to the Humphreys and Sons funeral home where it will remain for services Friday at 2 P.M. The Rev John H Meister, pastor of the Messiah Lutheran church of Urbana to officiate. Burial is to be made in Oak Dale Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday, September 16, 1947
Joseph O EVILSIZOR, 78, died at 2 P.M. monday at his home, 331 West Court St. He was born in Champaign county on April 9, 1869. The survivors include a daughter Mrs hazel Wolford of Urbana; and a brother, Jake EVILSIZOR, of Urbana. The body was taken to the Humphreys and Sons funeral home where it will remain for services at 2 P.M. Wednesday. Rev John H Meister, pastor of the Messiah Lutheran church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Nettle Creek Cemetery near Westville.**


Marietta, Ohio, 1947
Mrs. Florence E Evilsizer, 70 , died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Smoot rest home, 226 Sixth St. She was the widow of John Evilsizer and had lived many years at 822 Ridge St. Born 9/4/1877, at St. Mary's, Mrs. Evilsizer was a daughter of Frott and Susan Midkiff Skinner. Mr. Evilsizer died many years ago. For 39 years she was employed as a bookkeeper in the Swan Lumber Co, offices until her retirement in 1946. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Peace Bible Class. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. C A Young of Parkersburg; sisters Mrs. Blanche Morris and Mrs. T J Killorns of Detroit, MI, and five grandchildren.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Doudna & McClure's, Rev Harold R Ely officiating. Burial will be in the oak Grove Cemetery


Springfield Daily News-Saturday, October 11, 1947, Pg 5
Harold E Venrick
, about 50, of 726 E High Street, died of a heart attack Friday night in Norwood, Ohio, according to word received in Springfield. A former salesman and during WWII, a Patterson Field employee, Mr Venrick had been retired two years because of a heart ailment. Mr Venrick was a member of a Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge and of the First Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg. Survivors include the widow, Elva L, and a daughter, Mrs Homer Perry of Mechanicsburg. The body was removed to the Jackson-Lytle Funeral Home to remain until Monday noon when it will be taken to the Mutual, Ohio Methodist church for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Mutual Cemetery.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, April 27, 1948
Funeral Services for Edward H EVILSIZOR, 72, who died Friday, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Humphreys' and Son funeral home, by the Rev H H Kester. Burial was in Mutual Cemetery. Pallbearers were
Paul Thornburg, Richard Davis, Richard EVILSIZOR, Guy Hunter, Raymond King and William King.


Charleston, WV. May 12, 1949
"
Virginius Fleet McClanahan (Tobe or Tobias), born Nov. 25, 1858, died May 11, 1948 at home of son, Boyd, in Nitro, WV. Buried in Ella Harmons Cemetery on Poca River. Former member of Putnam co. Board of Education; former road superintendent of WV State Road Commision. Survivors Wife- Odelia Sons: Oscar, Jess and Okey of Lanham, WV Boyd, and Estill of Nitro, WV, Homer and Ferrell of Poca, WV, Freeman of Charleston, Daughter: Odessa Kincaid of Lanham, WV Half Sister: Odea (IDA?) McClanahan , Charleston, WV


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday January 25, 1949
Mrs Hazel V EVILSIZOR, 61, of 101 1/12 S Race St, widow of the late Vern EVILSIZOR, died in City Hospital at 7:55 A.M. Tuesday following several months of failing health. Born the daughter of Alf and Mary Biser, she was a lifelong resident of Springfield and a member of the First Lutheran Church. Her husband Vern died in Springfield on March 30, 1947. Surviving are one son, Jack EVILSIZOR, of St Paris and her father, Alf Biser of Springfield. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
January 26, 1949
Funeral Services of Mrs Hazel V EVILSIZOR, 61, of Springfield, mother of Jack EVILSIZOR, of St Paris, are to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Richards Memorial Home, Springfield. Rev Frederick F Mueller, pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Springfield, is to officiate. Interment will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.


THE DAILY EXAMINER, Bellefontaine, Ohio, Wed., July 21, 1948:
"MRS. C. L. BUCK DIES.
Quincy Woman Succumbs Following Lengthy Illness.
Mrs. Anna Christine BUCK,
74, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Quincy, following a lengthy illness.A daughter of Andrew and Sarah Eliabeth (sic) EVILSIZOR SHAFFER, she was born Sept. 9, 1873, in Clark county. She was married to Clement L. BUCK in 1897. He preceded her in death several years ago.Two sons, Harold BUCK, of Quincy, and Ferd (sic) Elza BUCK, of Melvin Dale, Mich., and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Grace WILLISMS, of Springfield, remain. Also remaining are two grandchildren, Robert BUCK, of Port Jefferson, and Mrs. Telema (sic) TURNER, of Lima; one great grandchild, Tommy Eugene BYERLY, with his mother, Mrs. Turner, in Lima; two brothers, Frank SHAFFER of Bernalillo., N.M., and Elza SHAFFER,of Columbus Grove. One sister, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HENRY , is dead.Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Quincy Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. Fred Mc Ginnis, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be made in the Millerstown cemetery in Champaign county Friends may call at the Knox Reed Funeral Home in Quincy, until time for the services."


Urbana Daily Citizen Friday February 25, 1949
Oren EVILSIZOR, 72, died Thursday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs Betty Terrell of Cable, where he had resided for several years. The body was taken to Richeson-Wickham funeral home, St Paris, where friends may call until 1 P.M. Monday. Services will be conducted at 2: P.M. Monday from the Terre Haute Methodist Church with rev Samuel Furrow officiating. Burial will be made in the Terre haute Cemetery. A Native of Terre haute, Mr Evilsizor was the son of William and Julia Lee EVILSIZOR. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Terrell, Mrs Wendell Niece of St Paris and Mrs Stanley Bishop of St Paris rural route; five sons, Cletus of Dayton, Clement of Troy, Robert of Springfield, Virgil of Columbus and Cecil of St Paris; a brother, Marley of Terre Haute, twenty grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, August 1, 1949
Following an illness of several months, Albert EVILSIZOR, 80, 129 Fyffe St, Urbana, died at 8:45 Saturday in Champaign County hospital. He was born October 6, 1868 in Champaign County, the son of William and Frances Allison EVILSIZOR. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Urbana Chapter of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include the widow, Margaret, a daughter, Mrs Ruth Alexander of Springfield and two grandchildren, Mrs Edna Johnson and Donald Reed. The body was removed to the Humphreys and Son funeral home where friends may call, Tuesday with rev Samuel Furrow and Rev R B Roan serving as ministers. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen August 22, 1949 Monday
Mrs Anna EVILSIZOR,76, native of St Paris died in her sleep August 9 at her home in Staunton, Illinois. The wife of the late J W EVILSIZOR, of Staunton, Mrs Evilsizor was born September 11, 1872 in St Paris the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John A Shaffer. While in Ohio, she was married to J W EVILSIZOR. In 1914 they moved to Staunton. Preceding his wife in death, Mr Evilsizor died October 1, 1934. A daughter, Mrs Ethel Harvey, died January 16, 1919. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs Carl D Yeazell of Stanton; three grandchildren, Paul L Harvey of Urbana, Mrs Dorothy Montgomery of Dayton, and Donald Harvey of New Jersey; also seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted August 12 at the Huntman funeral home. Rev J A Oesch of McLeansboro, former pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducted the services. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Staunton Presbyterian church. Burial was made in the valley View Cemetery, near Edwardsville, IL


Baltimore Daily Sentinel Tribune September 9, 1950
Services will be held Sunday, in South Liberty EUB Church at 2:30 for John Evilsizer, 70, of near Wingston. Mr Evilsizer had been suffering for a year from heart disease and was in the Findlay Hospital 17 days where he died Thursday at 8:30 A.M. The body will be moved from the Rippeth Funeral Home Sunday at 1:00 P.M. to the church. Rev Richard Dunham, Findlay, will officiate. Burial will be in the Ten Mile Cemetery. Mr Evilsizer was born December 22, 1880 in Henry Twp, Wood County to William and Mary Evilsizer. He was a farmer by occupation and a lifelong resident of the county. His wife, the former Bernice Melhone, survives him with a daughter Mrs Blanch Hillard of near Rudolph; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs Anna Grove, Alva, MI Mr Evilsizer was a member of South Liberty EUB Church


Springfield Daily News-Thursday, August 16, 1951-Pg7

Mrs Amelia Holl, 64, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday in Mercy crest where she had been a resident for four months. She had been ill for approximately 18 months.. She was the widow of the late Julius Holl. The body was taken to Alfred Woods funeral home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News Monday, September 10, 1951
Mrs Homer H Evilsizor
Mrs Harriett C EVILSIZOR, 48, of 312 W Harding Rd, wife of Homer H EVILSIZOR, died at 9:10 A.M. Sunday in Robert Long Hospital at Indianapolis, Ind. She had gone to the hospital a week ago for surgery, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church. Mrs Evilsizor was born Feb 24, 1903 at South Lebanon, Oh. Surviving are the husband, a son Jack E, a daughter, Darlene G; two brothers, Robert E and Donald N Wright, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs Mary Thompson of Columbus; her parents, Mr and Mrs Charles W Wright of Lake Worth, FL; a Daughter-in-law, Mary Ann EVILSIZOR, city, and two grandchildren, John C and James R EVILSIZOR. The body was brought to Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from Monday evening until services are held at 11:am Wednesday, by the Rev Ray C Dotson, assisted by the Rev Glenn A Copeland of Toledo. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, November 19,1951
last rites for Mrs Lizzie EVILSIZOR, of St Paris, lifelong Champaign county resident who died Nov 12, were conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday in the Don A Neff funeral home by Rev Samuel Furrow. Pallbearers were Kenny EVILSIZOR, Othello EVILSIZOR, Richard Garver, Ray McDaniel, Harry EVILSIZOR, and Edward EVILSIZOR. Burial was made in Nettle Creek cemetery

Springfield Daily News, 1951
Mrs Clara W HOBERTY, 74, died at 8:15 P.M. Tuesday in her residence on the Dalton Rd, Springfield Route 2, following an illness of one year. Mrs Hobarty was born August 18, 1876 in Champaign county near Terre haute. She had lived most of her life in Clark and Champaign counties with the exception of 14 years spent in New Jersey. She was a member of the North Hampton Evangelical Reformed Church and of Faith Council 198, Daughters of America, in Urbana. Survivors include her husband Charles B, one son, Clement, Springfield, Rt 2; three sisters, Mrs Ida. Bumgardner, Bellefontaine; Mrs. Justin Mattison, Richwood, OH; and Mrs Louis Redman, Urbana; three brothers Charles EVILSIZOR, Thackery, Samuel EVILSIZOR, North Hampton, and Weldy EVILSIZOR, St Mary's OH; 11 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Jackson-Lyle funeral home where it will remain until one hour before services at 2:30 P.M. Friday in North Hampton Evangelical Church; the Rev M P Schoepfle, pastor of the North Hampton church will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Terre Haute Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen Friday Jan 25, 1952
Mrs Mary EVILSIZOR, 83, died at 6 A.M. Friday in her residence near Terre Haute on Urbana Route 4, where she had lived for the past 60 years. Mrs Evilsizor had been in seriously ill health for the past two and one half years. A lifelong resident and member of one of the pioneer families of Champaign county, she was born May 30, 1868, the daughter of Adam and Nancy McCarty PENCE. Mrs EVILSIZOR, a member of Terre Haute Methodist Church, and her husband Marley E had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last July 26. Survivors include her husband, Marley E, three sons, Coral E of St Paris, Clair E of Urbana, Rt4 and Claude E of St Paris; ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Don A Neff funeral home in Urbana. Time of services are to be announced later.


Springfield Daily News, Tuesday, Mar 4, 1952- Pg13

Phillip GERON , 78, Retired Farmer, Taken by Death
Phillip GERON,
78, of 327 Roseland W, died in his home at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health for the past two years and critically ill for the past month. A native of Clark County, Mr Geron was born in Mad River Township on April 13, 1873, a son of Adam and Eva Rettig GERON. He was a retired farmer and a member of Lagonda EUB Church. Mr and Mrs Geron would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary May 26th. They were married in Champaign County and lived for 47 years on Buck Creek lane, 35 years of which were spent on their farm. In February, 1945, the Geron's moved into Springfield. Mr Geron's survivors include his widow, Lottie, two sons, Dewey and Forrest; one grandson, Norman GERON, all of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to Jackson Lytle funeral home


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday July 21, 1952
Funeral Services conducted Monday for Mutual Girl
Funeral services were to be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday in the Humphrey's and Son funeral home of Mildred Irene EVILSIZOR, one and one-half month old daughter of Mr and Mrs Clyde W EVILSIZOR, of Mutual. The child died Saturday at 7 A.M. following a brief illness. In addition to her parents, the infant is survived by one brother, William George EVILSIZOR, her paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Clyde W EVILSIZOR, of Urbana; her maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Ray Aultman of Urbana. Rev Samuel Furrow will officiate at services. Burial will be made in Kingscreek Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen Friday August 22, 1952
Eddon J EVILSIZOR, Succumbs Thursday In County Hospital
Eddon Jason EVILSIZOR, 84, of 709 North Russell Street, died at 9 P.M. Thursday in Champaign county hospital. Born in Champaign county December 16, 1867, he was the son of Eddon and Emily EVILSIZOR. Surviving are his widow, Alice T EVILSIZOR, ; two daughters, Mrs Florence Morris of Springfield and Mrs Edna Foltz of Lima; a son Jason E EVILSIZOR, of San Diego, Calif; a step-son, Cecil P EVILSIZOR, of Urbana; two step daughters, Mrs Mae Cottrell of Urbana and Mrs Myrtle Cottrell of Lima and several grandchildren. The body was removed to the Humphrey's and Son funeral home where it will remain for services at 3:30 P.M. Saturday. Rev Samuel Furrow , pastor of the First Baptist Church of Urbana will have charge of the services. Interment will be made in Nettle Creek Cemetery.** Friends may call at the funeral home Friday Evening and until time of services.** Was not found buried at Nettle Creek(father is buried there) Serving as pallbearers were Roy Morris, Cecil EVILSIZOR, Arthur Cottrell, Roger Barnhart, Floyd Mowerey and David True. Interment was made in Nettle Creek south of Westville.


Springfield Daily News, Monday, October 6, 1952-Pg 13
Funeral Services for Mrs Lottie E GERON,72, a resident of Springfield most of her life, will be conducted at 1:p.m. Tuesday in the Jackson Lytle funeral home by the Rev Charles Smith and the Rev Clifford D Stearns. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mrs Geron died at 11:0 a.m. Saturday in the home of her son, C H Dewey Geron, 327 Roseland, W. Her husband, Phillip, died last March. A native of Champaign County, Mrs Geron was born October 9, 1879, a daughter of John and Pernetta EVILSIZOR. She was a member of the Lagonda Avenue Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving besides her son are another son, Forest GERON of Springfield; a sister, Mrs Ethel WEIMER of Beatty; three brothers, Walter and Chris EVILSIZOR, of Springfield and Cliff EVILSIZOR, of Tremont City, and a grandson, Norman GERON of Springfield. Friends may call at the Jackson Lytle Funeral Home until time for the funeral services.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tues Nov 18, 1952
Six year old Kenneth Ronald EVILSIZOR, died suddenly at 11 P.M. Monday in his home two miles north of Christianburg. Son of Kenneth and Ester Turner EVILSIZOR, the youngest was born in Champaign county January 20, 1946. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Bonnie age 7; the paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs William F EVILSIZOR, of near St Paris; the maternal grandparents Mr and Mrs John Turner of North Lewisburg. The body was removed to the Suber funeral home in Fletcher, Ohio where friends may call from noon Wednesday until time of services. Lat rites are to be held at 2 P.M. Thursday in the mortuary with Rev L L Long of the Honey Creek Baptist Church officiating. Interment is to be made in Honey Creek Cemetery, near Christianburg.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday May 5, 1953
Funeral services for Marley E EVILSIZOR, of Urbana Rt 4 will be held Thursday in the Terre Haute Methodist church with Rev Samuel Furrow officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery A pioneer resident of Terre haute and a large land holder, he died at 1:45 P.M. Monday in Champaign County hospital on his eighty-fifth birthday. He had been a patient in the hospital fifteen months. A native of Champaign County, he was a son of William and Julia Lee EVILSIZOR. He lived in the same house nearly his entire life. He was a member of the Terre Haute Methodist church. His wife, Mary E died January 25, 1952. Survivors include three sons; Coral E of St Paris, Clair E of Urbana Rt 4 and Claude E of St Paris Rt2; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Don A Neff funeral home from noon Tuesday until noon Thursday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of the services.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, September 8, 1953
Graveside services of Frederick Eugene EVILSIZOR, Jr, infant son of Frederick and Virginia Durflinger EVILSIZOR, of Urbana Route 4, will be conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday at the Nettle Creek Cemetery, Rev Malcolm D Hooker will officiate, friends may call at the funeral home until time of services. Born at 4:48 A.M. Saturday, September 5, 1953 in Mercy Memorial hospital, he died at 3 P.M. Sunday in the hospital. Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs John Durflinger of Rushsylvania; and the paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Clyde EVILSIZOR, of Urbana Route 4


Springfield daily News Sat Feb 20, 1954
Tipp City- Marshall EVILSIZOR, 61, a native of Clark County died at 9: A.M. Friday in his residence at Troy, Route 2. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday in the Coppock-Lee Memorial Home here and burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 P.M. Sunday. Mr Evilsizor was born May 7, 1892 and was a son of Lewis and Sarah Morris EVILSIZOR, Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs Francis HELNAE of Arcanum, Mrs Mary COOKof Tipp City, Rt 2, Mrs Marjorie ANTHONY of Greenville Route 2 and Mrs Alberta CREAMAN of New Jersey; two sons, Lewis of Dayton and Donald at home; five brothers, Allie and Clem of Springfield, Marley of Tremont City, Bert of Long Beach, Calif; and Marion of Adrian, Mich; two sisters, Mrs Henry CONLEY of Springfield and Mrs William GREENE of Dayton and 10 grandchildren.


Urbana Daily Citizen Friday, March 1954
Samuel W EVILSIZOR, 83, native of Champaign County, died at 12:30 P.M. Thursday in his home in North Hampton. A retired farmer he had been bedfast for the past three weeks. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Born March 22, 1870, in Mad River Township, Mr Evilsizor had spent most of his life in Champaign and Miami counties. He was one of 12 children born the Rev Isaac and Amanda Cook EVILSIZOR. He was a member of the North Hampton Evangelical and Reform Church. Survivors include his widow Clara (Baker); four daughters, Mrs Lena Moehring of Englewood, CA; Mrs Nellie Zirkle of Troy, Rt 2; Mrs Adra Barger of Springfield, and Mrs Mary Houser of Tipp City; two brothers, Charles of Thackery and Weldon of Spencerville, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs Ida Baumgardner of Bellefontaine, Mrs J S Madison of Richwood, Ohio and Mrs Lewis Redman of Urbana; nine grandchildren and nine great-grand children. The body was removed to the Suber funeral home in Fletcher for services at 2:30 P.M. Sunday. Services will be conducted by the Rev M P Schoepfle, pastor of the North Hampton Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which Mr Evilsizor was a member. Burial will be in Fletcher. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 P.M. Saturday


Urbana Daily Citizen Saturday June 12, 1954
Dean Joseph EVILSIZOR, four week old son of Mr and Mrs Edward EVILSIZOR,  of 311 Boyce St, died at 9 A.M. Friday. Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Scott Alan, a sister, Jan Ellen, and the grandparents, Mr and Mrs Loren EVILSIZOR, and Mr and Mrs John Achatz all of Urbana. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday in the Ryan funeral home by the Rev James Wade of St Mary's Church. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery


Springfield News July 9, 1954
Tremont City Native Dies in Dayton
Tremont City- Mrs Ollie Edna Greene, 64, a native of Tremont City and a Montgomery County resident for 26 years, died at 9:30 P.M. Friday in St Elizabeth's hospital, Dayton, after a short illness. Mrs Greene made her home on Chambersburg Rd, Dayton, Route 9. She was a member of the Sulphur Grove United Brethren church, the Ladies Aid Society of the church, the Wayne Grange and the Farm Woman's club of that organization. Surviving are the husband, Willaim I Greene; four daughters, Mrs Earl W STORCK of Dayton, Route 9; Mrs Theodore Hulsizer, of Springfield; Mrs Frank Countryman, of Baldwin Park, Calif; and Mrs Dorothea HOLMES of Modesto, Calif; one son, Elwood GREENE  of Sacramento, Calif; five brothers, Allie and Clem EVILSIZOR, both of Springfield, Marion EVILSIZOR, of Adrian, Michigan and Marley EVILSIZOR, of Tremont City; one sister, Mrs Henry CONLEY of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Tuesday in the Sulphur Grove United Brethren Church, the Rev C E Pellett, pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, where a brief service will be held. The body is at Morris Sons funeral home in Fairborn where friends may call after noon Monday and until noon Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church where it will lie in state from 1 P.M. until the time of services.


Springfield Daily News Friday July 23,1954
Jesse V EVILSIZOR, 63, of 225 Freeman Ave died at 9:15 a.m. Friday in Champaign County Hospital where he had been admitted several hours earlier. Death was a result of a heart attack. Mr Evilsizor was a 35 year employee of the Howard Paper Company where he was a sawyer. Born Aug 9, 1890 in Campaign county, he was a son of Solomon and Mary Lippencott EVILSIZOR and had resided his lifetime in this vicinity. Survivors include his widow, Lydia A; two daughters; Mrs James KOHN Jr, and Mrs Paul SPARGUR, both of Springfield; one son, Richard L of Urbana; one sister, Miss Amy G EVILSIZOR, of Cincinnati; one brother Clayton of Urbana, and three grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. His body was taken to the Don A Neff funeral home where friends may call beginning Saturday evening. Services have been set for 2 p.m. Monday in the Urbana Friends Church and burial will be made in Grandview Cemetery here.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday July 27, 1954
Funeral services for Jesse V EVILSIZOR, of 225 Freeman Ave, who died Friday in Champaign County Hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Urbana Friends Church, Rev H Kester of Pennville, Indiana, former pastor of the local church officiating. Prayer was given by Mrs W H Boggs. Interment was made in Grandview Cemetery by the Don A Neff funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were
William Taylor, William Smith, Cecil EVILSIZOR, James Beatty, James Frost and Marlyn Myers.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, Sept 20,1954
Emmett L EVILSIZOR, Troy, a former resident of Champaign county, died at 4:55 a.m. in the Strouder Memorial hospital in Troy. He has been ill since April 20 of this year. Born Oct 30,1898, in Springfield he was the son of Oran and Lillie (LINEBAUGH)  EVILSIZOR. He was married to Mary A PETRIE in Lauranie, Kansas. They were married 34 years today. Mr Evilsizor moved to Troy 10 years ago from Champaign county. Survivors are two children; Ronald EVILSIZOR, with the U S Airforce in Samson NY and a daughter, Mrs. Winston LANG, Covington, Ohio; two granddaughters, six brothers, Clement of Troy; Harold of DeGraff; Cletus of South Vienna, Virgil of Madina, Robert of Springfield and Cecil of St Paris; three sisters, Mrs Wendell NIECE of St Paris, Mrs Stanley BISHOP of Urbana and Mrs Gaylord TERRELL of Cable. He was a member of the Baptist church in St Paris, belonged to the Eagles of Tipp City and the Moose lodge of Troy. He received most of his education in St Paris schools. His occupation was a restaurant operator and at the time of his death he operated the Brookville Drive-in. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ervin Deeter funeral home in Troy with Rev Samuel Furrow of the Kingscreek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday until time for services.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday Nov 22, 1954
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Spencerville for George Weldon EVILSIZOR, 86, a native of Champaign County businessman. Interment was made in the cemetery in Spencerville. Mr Evilsizor died Friday afternoon in his home in Spencerville. He had been ill of a heart condition., Born in Campaign County on March 12, 1868, he was the son of Isaac and Amanda EVILSIZOR. His wife preceded him in death on Jan 1, 1954. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs Ida W Baumgardner, Bellefontaine; Mrs Elizabeth Madison of Richwood and Mrs Amanda Winnie Redman of Urbana and a brother Charles EVILSIZOR, Urbana.


Springfield Daily News Wed Nov 24, 1954
Alpha Burton EVILSIZOR, 72, a former local area resident, died Monday in his Hanford, Calif home. He was a retired butcher. He was the son of Lewis and Sarah (MORRIS)  EVILSIZOR, and lived in Tremont City and Springfield before moving to California a few years ago. Survivors include four brothers, Henry A and Clem E, both of Springfield; John M of Tremont City and Marion L of Adrian, Michigan; a sister Mrs Lydia Conley, also of Springfield. In addition, there were several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the California City with burial there.


Springfield Daily News Monday Dec 27,1954
Henry Allen (Dad) EVILSIZOR, 85, who resided with a son, Harold of 335 ½ W Main St, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday in City hospital following a nine-month illness. His condition had been serious three weeks. A native of Clark County , he was a retired employee of the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. He was born Sept 23, 1869, a son of Lewis and Sarah (MORRIS) EVILSIZOR and had resided in the county most of his lifetime. Surviving in addition to the son with whom he made his home are three daughters, Mrs Orval HARRIS and Mrs Carl WILLIAMS , both of Springfield; Mrs Ray DPRIUS of California; three brothers, Clem of Springfield Route 4; John Marley of Tremont City and Marion of Adrian, Michigan; one sister, Mrs Lydia CONLEY of Springfield; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His body was taken to Richards Memorial Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Terre Haute.*************


Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, January 3, 1955
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs Tillie Evilsizor, 79, 309 East Church St, a native of Urbana, who died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in her home following an extended illness. The wife of Elmer R Evilsizor, she was born Nov 20,1875, in Champaign county. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs Mabel Quinn of Urbana and Mrs Margaret M Crabbe of Columbus; three grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. The body was taken to Humphreys and Son funeral home where friends may call after noon today. Last rites are to be conducted in the funeral home by Rev G C Chambers, pastor of the Calvary Apostolic church in Columbus. Burial is to be made in Mutual cemetery.


Hartford City News-Times-June 21, 1955
Mrs Loretta May Evilsizer,
73, widow of Jesse O Evilsizer, and a resident of 422 West Commercial Street, this city, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldo house, 511 West Washington Street, where she had been a patient for the past month. Mrs Evilsizer had been in failing health for the past four years. Her death was due to complications. The body was taken to the Keplinger Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Keplinger Chapel, with the Rev C H Hanson, of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery. Surving are three sons, Russell Evilsizer, this city, Ralph Evilsizer of Montpelier, and Kenneth Scott of Upland; one daughter, Mrs Cecil Kirkwood, this city, a sister, Mrs Cora Hurst, this city, and three brothers, William, Frank and Vernon Scott, all of this city. Born March 13, 1882 in Blackford County, Mrs Evilsizer was a daughter of James and Clarinda Scott. She had been a lifetime resident of the county. Her husband died August 11, 1939. Mr and Mrs Evilsizer were united in mariage at Millgrove on November 5, 1901. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the D of A lodge. She was a woman possessed of kindly and generous traits and was highly regarded by all who knew her.


The News Sentinel Fort Wayne June 23, 1955 Hartford City
Mrs Loretta May Evilsizer, 73, widow of Jesse O Evilsizer and a lifelong resident of Blackford county, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, at the Waldo Convalescent home. Surviving are three sons, Ralph Evilsizer, Montpelier; a daughter Mrs Cecil Kirkwood, Hartford City; one sister, Mrs Cora Hurst and three brothers, William Frank and Vernon Scott, all of this city. Friends may call at the Keplinger Chapel. Final rites will be held at 2:p.m. Friday, the Rev C H Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News Sun Oct 9, 1955
Harold EVILSIZOR, 56, an employee of the International Harvester Co the last 20 years, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in City hospital. He lived at 335 ½ W Main St and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a former member of the Reformed Church of Tremont City. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs Bertha HARRIS and Mrs Geneva WILLIAMS , both of Springfield and Mrs Christine DORIUS, Los Angeles, Calif. His body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home, where friends may call from Sunday evening until time of services, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev Emerson Fox as the officiating clergyman. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen Wed March 1, 1956
Mrs Almira SEITZ EVILSIOZR , 67, of Tremont City, died in Mercy Hospital at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday following two and one-half years of illness. She was born in Tremont City, Jan 6, 1889, the daughter of Amos and Dora (MARTIN) SEITZ and was a lifelong resident of the Tremont area. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Dialton Evangelical and Reformed church in Dialton. She also was a member of Diamond Chapter 64, order of Eastern Star of St Paris of St Paris and the Home City Chapter of the Daughters of America of Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Clair W EVILSIZOR ; one brother, Charles E SEITZ  of Detroit, Michigan and one aunt, Mrs Nora MORNINGSTAR of Springfield. Her body was taken to the Jackson-Lyle funeral home for services at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Thursday and until time of services. The Rev M P Schoepfle, pastor of the Dialton Evangelical and Reformed Church will be in charge. Burial will bee in the Calvary Cemetery, in Tremont City


Springfield Daily News, Date June, 1956
Mrs Lydia CONLEY, 78 , of 16 S Foster St, wife of Henry CONLEY, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 1956 in City Hospital. Body to Littleton funeral home. Rites 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev E J Haerr, pastor of the church by the side of the road. Burial Mt Calvary Cemetery


Springfield Daily News Thursday August 9, 1956
News was received here Wednesday night of the death of Marion L EVILSIZOR , 76, Adrian, Michigan, a former resident of Tremont City who died Tuesday in a Detroit Hospital. He was born March 2, 1880 in Tremont City the son of Lewis and Sarah (MORRIS)  EVILSIZOR. Survivors include his widow, Emily; a son, George of Detroit; five daughters, Agnes, Catherine, Mrs Lillian STORER and Mrs Vivian LANGTHORN, all of Adrian, and Mrs Clement JENNINGS, Trenton, NJ; and two brothers, John Marley of Tremont City and Clement of Springfield Route 4. Services will be held Friday in Adrian.


"Springfield Ohio Daily News" May 11, 1957 RETIRED FARMER'S RITES WEDNESDAY
Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Charles W. EVILSIZOR 89, of St. Paris, Route 2, who died Saturday night in Springfield. Services will be at 2 p.m. in the Don A. Neff funeral home in Urbana where friends may call after 7 p.m., Monday. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery at Urbana. Mr. Evilsizor died at 10 p.m. Saturday in the home of Mrs. John MAY of 1762 N. Limestone st. where he had been staying for the last several weeks. He was a retired farmer and landowner and was a member of one of the oldest families of the Terre Haute and Thackery communities. A native of Champaign County , Mr. Evilsizor was born in Terre Haute, Sept. 20, 1867, a son of the Rev. Isaac and Mrs. Amanda COOK EVILSIZOR. He had resided in Champaign County all his life. He was a member of the Urbana Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Ida E.; one son, Luther J. of Urbana, Route 1; two granddaughters, Mrs. Elizbeth (sic) BOYER of Tremont City and Miss Betty Louise EVILSIZOR, Urbana, Route 1; one grandson, Charles W. EVILSIZOR of Urbana; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ida BAUMGARDNR of Bellefontaine, Mrs. Elizabeth MATTESON of Richwood and Mrs. Winnie REDMAN of Urbana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Another son, Russell, was killed in a farm accident in 1915."


Urbana Daily Citizen Friday May 17, 1957
Mrs Alice Louise Evilsizor, 73, of 709 North Russell Street, died at 6:17 a.m. today in Mercy Memorial hospital following a year of illness. Born in Champaign County April 30, 1884, she was a daughter of Charles and Rosetta Englehart True, and spent her entire life in Champaign county. Survivors include two daughters, Mae Cottrell of Urbana and Mrs Myrtle Cotrell of Lima; one son, Cecil Evilsizor of Urbana; 16 grandchildren 18 great-grand children. One sister, Mrs Marie Knose of Hamilton; two step daughters, Mrs Florence Morris os New Carlisle and Mrs Edna Foltz of Lima; one step-son Eugene Evilsizor of San Diego, Calif. Her first husband, Ernest Evilsizor, died in 1923 and her second husband, Jacob Evilsizor died in 1953. Her body was taken to the Don A Neff funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Rev Edward Orinson of the Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Nettle Creek Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News, Tuesday, Sept 3, 1957
Walter Raymond EVILSIZOR
, 73, of 824 S Fountain Ave, died in Mercy Hospital at 7:15 p.m. Monday, following three years of failing health and a week of serious illness. A son of John and Pernetta (METZ) EVILSIZOR , he was born in Champaign County, June 28, 1884. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a sister, Mrs Fred WEIMER  of W Posum Rd and a brother Chris of Springfield. His body was taken to the Woods Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev C R Smith former pastor of the Columbus Avenue EUB Church. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana


Urbana Daily Citizen Friday November 29, 1957
Mrs Ida Evilsizor, 83, St Paris, route two, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Mercy hospital. She had been in failing health for five years. Mrs Evilsizor was born March 8, 1874 in Jackson township, near Thackery, Ohio. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs James L Edmondson. Her husband, Charles E Evilsizor preceded her in death May 11, 1957. She was a member of the Newsom Chapel Methodist church. Survivors include one son, Luther Evilsizor, Urbana route one; two granddaughters, Mrs Elizabeth Boyer of Tremont City and Miss Betty Evilsizor at home; one sister, Mrs Ella Rust of Urbana; five great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Don A Neff funeral home on Monday at 2: p.m. Rev Robert S Adams, pastor of the First Baptist church in Urbana, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oak Dale cemetery.


Springfield Daily News, Monday, March 3, 1958-Pg13
Henry G CONLEY,
83, of 100 W McCreight Ave, died at 6Z:50 p.m. Sunday in his residence following a year of illness. A retired employee of Patton manufacturing Company, Inc, he was born Jan 25, 1875, at Charleston, WV. He has been a Springfield resident sonce 1900. his wife, Lydia, died in 1956. He was a member of the nazarene Church. Survivors include four sons, Herman and Fay of Springfield, Victor of Delhi, CA and Henry stationed in the US Army in New York; three daughters, Mrs Emmett DUTY, Mrs Henry MECHLIN and Mrs Burris WATSON of Springfield; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens


Urbana Citizen, Saturday, July 5, 1958
Roy BUCK dies at Mary Rutan
Roy BUCK, 59, West Liberty, route two, died at 3:45 P.M. Thursday at the Mary Rutan hospital in Bellefontaine where he had been admitted at 2:15 the same day. He was born September 27, 1898, Adams township. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Arleny (BARKER) BUCK. The operator of the Cotrell Pool Hall in West Liberty, he was a member of the Congregation Christian Church, member of the IOOF Lodge and Masonic Lodge in West Liberty. Surviving are four brothers, Staley BUCK, West Liberty, Charles BUCK, West Liberty, route one, Emmett BUCK, West Liberty route two, and Ralph BUCK, DeGraff route two; one sister, Mrs Thursie KAUFFMAN, West Liberty route two; three nephews and one niece. One sister preceded him in death. Services will be held at the Hosteter Memorial Home in West Liberty at 2 P.M. Sunday with burial at Fairview Cemetery. Fiends may call at the funeral home. The Rev Homer Knabel, will be in charge of the service Sunday.


Springfield Daily News Thursday July 10, 1958
John Marley EVILSIZOR, 83, of Tremont City died in Springfield rest home at 1 a.m. Thursday following a six month illness. Mr Evilsizor was born June 30, 1875 , the son of Lewis and Sarah (MORRIS)  EVILSIZOR, pioneers of Tremont City. He had lived his entire life in Clark county and was a member of the Tremont Methodist church. Mr Evilsizor was a retired railroad section worker. He is survived by a brother, Clement E EVILSIZOR  of Springfield, and a number of nieces and nephews. His body was taken to Woods funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. The Rev Roland C Perkins, pastor of the Tremont-Terre haute will conduct the rites at 2: p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt Calvary cemetery, Tremont City.


Commercial Review, Portland IN, Aug 21, 1958
Carl William Landess, 61, lifelong resident of Redkey, died at about 10: a.m. Thursday, apparently as the result of a heart attack while at work at the Fall River Canning Co, Redkey. Mr Landess, an employee of the State Highway Dept for a number of years, was born at Redkey on Oct 5, 1897, the son of John and Etta Myers Landess. Surviving are his wife, Janie K; a daughter, Mrs Gayle (Dorothy) Wingate of Redkey; two granddaughters; two brothers; Ray of Cincinnati and John H of Redkey; and a sister, Mrs Helen Sears, Redkey. Mr Landess was a member of the American Legion and was a veteran of WW I. Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Jones Mortuary, Redkey.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday September 17, 1958
Clemon E EVILSIZOR, 84, of Springfield, route four, Old Clifton Rd, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in City Hospital after one day's illness. Mr Evilsizor was born Oct 23, 1873, and was the son of Lewis EVILSIZOR and Sarah (MORRIS) EVILSIZOR. Early in life he lived in Champaign county, but spent the past 53 years farming in Clark county. He was a farmer all of his adult life. His wife, Urba Mae WALKER . Evilsizor died Oct 2, 1942. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Lloyd (Nellie) STRATTON , with whom he made his home, and Mrs William (Esther) NEVIUS of Springfield; two sons, Norman E EVILSIZOR; Springfield, route four, and Paul C EVILSIZOR of Bellefontaine; 10 grand children, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Jackson Lysle funeral home where friends may call from 2 p.m. Thursday until the time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The Rev W Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News Friday January 9, 1959
Urbana-Alonzo Franklin Fenton, 88, of Urbana, Route 4, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday in his residence in Mad River township. Mr Benton, a farmer almost all his life, was born Jan 23, 1870 in Mad River township, the son of John and Emeline Evilsizor Fenton. His wife Noda Anderson died in 1918. Survivors include five sons, Alpha, at home, Millard and William of Urbana, Route 1, Walter of Urbana , Route 4, and Emerson of Springfield; five daughters, Miss Bertha Fenton and Miss Margie Fenton, both at home, Mrs Amy Brown of Sidney, Route 2, Mrs Dorothy Headlee of Urbana, and Mrs Laura Fraley of Urbana, route 4-19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. His body was taken to the Humphrey's funeral home in Urbana where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev Harold Messmer of Bowlusville E U B Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Fiends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Saturday until time of service.


Urbana Citizen, Wednesday, Feb 11, 1959
Staley BUCK
, 73, 209 W Baird St, West Liberty, died Tuesday at 1:15 P.M. of a heart attack. He was in failing health four years. BUCK was born in Champaign County, September 27, 1885, son of Joseph and Arlena (BARKER) BUCK. He was a retired farmer. On August 21, 1911 he married Bertha ROTROFF. Surviving are son, Howard of West Liberty; grandson Lowell BUCK of West Liberty, brothers Charles and Emmett of near West Liberty and Ralph of DeGraff and sister Thursa KAUFFMAN of West Liberty. Services will be Friday at 2 P.M. at the Hostetter Memorial Home, West Liberty. The Rev Homer Knabel will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 P.M. Wednesday until the time of service.


Urbana Daily Citizen-Wednesday, March 4, 1959.
Christianburg-

Othello Norman Evilsizor, 33, Christianburg route one, was found dead in a barn on his farm at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday. Champaign County Coroner, V R Frederick said that Evilsizor died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Evilsizor, who reportedly had told his wife, Carolyn, that he was "going to bed down some cattle," was found by his wife. Evilsizor was born March 8, 1925, son of William and Grace Kite Evilsizor. Surviving besides Mrs Evilsizor are son, Harold Eugene, 10, grandfather Lawrence Kite of Thackery; brothers, Kenneth of Casstown, route one and Gary Lee of St Paris route one; sisters Mrs Dorothy VanKirk of Covington and Mrs Peggy Markley of Christianburg. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Richeson-Wickham funeral home, St Paris. The Rev James Robinson, Honey Creek Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, May 25, 1959
Marie Alberta Evilsizor,30, Cincinnati, was found dead Sunday morning in her apartment by her friends. Hamilton County Coroner said that it is believed that she died sometime Friday night. Cause of the death has not been determined. She was employed as laboratory technician at the Kettering Research Institute, Cincinnati. She was a graduate of Westville High School and Elkhart University, Indiana. She was a member of Walnut Hills Lutheran Church, Cincinnati. Miss Evilsizor was partially paralyzed as the result of an accident several years ago. She wore leg braces. She was born in Champaign county March 9, 1929, daughter of Mr and Mrs Herman Evilsizor. Her parents live on St Paris route one. Surviving besides her parents are brother Melvyn of St Paris , route one; maternal grandmother, Mrs Oda Brown of Thackery and paternal grandmother, Mrs Elizabeth Evilsizor of St Paris , route two. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Richeson-Wickham funeral home, St Paris. The Rev Jospeh Kramer , pastor of Walnut Hills Lutheran Church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Urbana Daily Citizen Monday, June 15, 1959
Mrs Lucinda Evilsizor, 64, DeGraff, route one, died Saturday at 8:10 p.m. at Mary Rutan hospital in Bellefontaine. She had been ill for two days. She was born near St Paris Dec 26, 1894, the daughter of Edward and Mary Ellen Apple Grube. She was married to W Harold Evilsizor June 16, 1917. Surviving besides her husband are son, Kermit Elwood, Bellefontaine; daughter, Mrs Elton (Normadean) Murphy, West Carrollton; six grandchildren; brother Charles Grube, New Carlisle; sisters , Mrs Anna Buroker, Quincy; Mrs Sylvia Stadling, St Paris and Mrs Pearl Pence, Urbana. Services will be held Tuesday at 2: p.m. at the Reeder funeral home, DeGraff. Burial will be in Degraff, Greenwood Cemetery.


Nashville Journal November 4, 1959
Jennie Evilsizer Dies in Nursing Home
Mrs Jennie Evilsizer of Nashville who had lived in Washington Springs Nursing home in Okawville in recent years, died Tuesday night in St Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville. She was a native of Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Robert N Smith funeral home and burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. The Rev Homer Young will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Thursday. She was the widow of Walter Evilsizer. They had no children.


Springfield Daily News, Sat, Jan 16, 1960-Pg 3
Mrs George SCHAEFER
Mrs Glenna Mae SCHAEFER ,
75, of 1812 S Fountain, died in her residence at 6:50 p.m. Friday following several months of failing health. Mrs Schaefer, a resident of Springfield most of her life, was born in Champaign County, June 24, 1884, the daughter of Simeon and Alta (ARNOLD)  EVILSIZOR. Survivors include her husband, George (Ed) SCHAEFER;  two daughters, Mrs W S DENNEY  of Springfield and Mrs Beatrice LOUDERBACK  of Casstown, Route 1; two sons, Rodger L of Decatur, Al, and Lawrence E of Flint, MI; one brother, Roscoe EVILSIZOR of Oakland, CA; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home

Springfield Daily News, Monday, Jan 25, 1960-Pg11
George Edward SCHAEFER  
76, of 1812 S Fountain Ave, died in Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy,at 7 a.m. Sunday after several months of failing health. Mr Schaefer, a member of Fifth Lutheran Church, was a retired grocer. He resided in Springfield most of his life. He was born Sept 1, 1883 in Miami, County, the son of Michael and Anna (BOYER) SCHAEFER. His wife, Glenna, died Jan 15. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Beatrice LOUDERBACK of Casstown, Route 1, and Mrs W S DENNEY  of Springfield; two sons, Roger L of Decatur, AL, and Lawrence E of Flint, MI; two sisters, Mrs Mary GEARHARDT of Troy and Mrs Clara FRIEND  of Tipp City; two brothers, William of Troy and Dewey of New Carlisle, Route 2; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from 7 p.m. Monday until services there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev August Schneider of Fifth Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News-Wednesday, May 25, 1960-Pg6
Earl Ellsworth GENTIS ,
80, a resident of the Earle Hotel, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital following several years of failing health. He had been a patient in the hospital since Saturday. Mr Gentis was an employee of the Buffalo-Springfield Co for 37 ears prior to his retirement in 1957. He was born Nov 12, 1879 in Champaign County, the son of David and Jenny (WOFLE) GENTUS and had resided in Springfield 60 years. There are no known immediate survivors. His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle funeral home.

Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, May 26, 1960
Earl E GENTIS.
Services for Earl E GENTIS , 80 of the Earl Hotel will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday with the Rev David Williams of Westville Methodist Church officiating, in the Jackson-Lytle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nettle Creek cemetery near Westville. Mr gentis, an employee of the Buffalo Springfield Co, for 37 years, died at 1 A.M. Wednesday (25 May 1960) in Mercy Hospital (Springfield, OH). He was born Nov 12 1879 in Champaign County, the son of David and Jennie (WOLF)  GENTIS  and had resided in Springfield 60 years. He is survived by three nephews and three neices.


Springfield Daily News-Friday, December 23, 1960-Pg4
Mrs Lola Dell ROACH ,
77, of Springfield, Route 2, died at 10 a.m. Friday in Mercy Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for five days. She was born June 14, 1883, the daughter of Thomas and Rosa (EVILSIZOR) NITCHMAN. She had attended the Lawrenceville United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Jesse; one son Everett of Springfield, Route 2; two sisters, Mrs Susie NIXON of St Paris and Mrs Mary RUNYAN of Westville; three grandchildren, Linda and Larry SINCLAIR  of New Carlisle, Route 2, and Karen ROACH  of Springfield, Route 2 and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mildred SINCLAIR preceded her in death in 1957. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.


Springfield (O.) Daily News" Monday, June 26, 1961:
MRS. RUSSELL FAULKNER
ST. PARIS - Mrs. Russell FAULKNER , 66, of St. Paris, Route 2, died in her residence at 11 a.m. Sunday following an 18-month illness. Mrs. FAULKNER , a native of Clark county, was born on March 30, 1895, a daughter of John W. and Amanda (GENTIS)  EVILSIZOR . She was married to Russell FAULKNER  in Urbana in 1917. A member of Terre Haute Methodist Church, Mrs. Faoulkner had resided in Champaign County nearly all her life. She was a charter member of Daughters of America of Terre Haute. Survivors include her husband; one son, Paul of St. Paris, Route 1; one sister, Mrs. Alpha FAULKNER, Urbana, Route 4; three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baker funeral home in St. Paris, the Rev. Robert Lawrence, pastor of Terre Haute Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Daughters of America will conduct special services at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday


Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, May 2, 1962-Pg4
Services for Mrs Lenna E MOEHRING , 64 of Downey, Calif, a native of Clark County, will be held in the Crons funeral home in Piqua at 1:30 p.m. Friday, and burial will be in the Piqua Cemetery. Mrs Moehring died in the Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, where she had been a patient for five years. She was born March 4, 1898 the daughter of Clara  (BAKER) and Samuel EVILSIZOR . Survivors are her mother, Mrs Evilsizor, of Tipp, City; a daughter, Mrs Ruth HOUSER  or Sabina, Ohio; a son Gerald O'MALLEY of Auburn, Calif; four grandchildren, one great grandchild and three sisters, Mrs Nellie ZIRKLE of Troy, Mrs Edna BARGER of Springfield and Mrs Mary HOUSER of Tipp City. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Thursday until the services.


Springfield News, May 11, 1962
Ray DORIUS -Word was received in Springfield Thursday of the death Tuesday of Ray Dorius,59, of Sherman Oaks, Calif. Mr Dorius was the husband of the late Christine EVILSIZOR , a former Springfield resident. Services will be held in Glendale, Calif and burial will be in Salt lake City, Utah.


Springfield News Sun Saturday May 19, 1962
Urbana-Cecil P Evilsizor, 59, of 410 Boyce St, was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital, Urbana, at 11:45 p.m. Friday. He was taken there by the Urbana Fire Division Emergency Ambulance. Mr Evilsizor was born Sept 3, 1902 in Urbana, as son of Ernest and Alice True Evilsizor. He was employed as custodian at the Urbana Municipal Building for the past four years. Survivors include his wife, Mary E; a daughter, Miss Martha Evilsizor at home; a son Kenneth Evilsizor of Urbana; a sister, Mrs Arthur Cottrell of Urbana route 3, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Humphrey's funeral home where friends may call after noon Sunday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev Carl Ogden, pastor of the Church of Christian, Union, officiating.
May 22, 1962 Pallbearers were
William Evilsizor, Arthur Cottrell, William King, Robert King, Harold King and Art Cottrell

Springfield News Jan 20, 1963
Charles B HOBERTY , 85, of Springfield, Route 2, died in Mercy Hospital at 8:40 P.M. Sunday following one week of illness. He was born in Darke Co May 16, 1877 the son of Nicholas and Mary (BUCKLES)  HOBERTY , and had resided in Clark and Champaign counties all his life. He was a retired farmer, but was well known in this area as a trainer, breeder and seller of harness horses, throughout the country. His wife Clara preceded him in death in 1951. Mr Hoberty is survived by one son, Clement L, of Springfield; three brothers, John of New Carlisle and Joseph and Lee of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. His body was taken to the Jackson-Lyle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 7 P.M. Tuesday until time of services at 1 P.M. Thursday by the Rev Jesse Hopper of Wilmington. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, March 25, 1963
Clair W Evilsizor, 67, of 34 W Main ST, Tremont City, a native of St Paris, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in his residence of a heart attack. He was born July 13, 1895, the son of Charles and Lille Cutler Evilsizor and had been a tool maker at the White Diesel Engine Division, White Motors Co, having retired in 1960. Evilsizor was a member of Pharas Lodge No 355, F & AM in St Paris, and was a veteran of WWII. His wife, Elmira Seitz Evilsizor preceded him in death in 1956. Survivors include several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Lytle and Coffman Funeral home, Springfield. Burial will be in Mt Calvary cemetery, Tremont City. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.


Urbana daily Citizen, Monday, March 23, 1964
Mrs Mabel EVILSIZOR  ,84, a resident of Phillips Nursing Home, Springfield, died at 10:48 a.m. Sunday. She was born in Clark County, March 11, 1880, the daughter of Mr and Mrs John DEAR. She had resided in Clark County all her life. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Bowlusville EUB Church for 76 years. Survivors include a nephew, Russell DEAR , of Denver, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bowlusville EUB Church, with the Rev Clair Troutman, officiating. Burial will be in Dear Cemetery. Friends may call at the Woods funeral home, Springfield, after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.


Urbana Daily Citizen Saturday, April 11, 1964
Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Oak Dale Cemetery for Kelly Evilsizor, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph A Evilsizor of Urbana. Rev Arnold Moore of the Freewill Baptist church officiated at the services. Humphrey's and son funeral home was in charge of burial Survivors in addition to the parents are a sister, Sonya Jo; the paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Grover Evilsizor of Urbana, route four, and the maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Shirly Horsly of Urbana, route 3.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, July 27, 1964
Robert H Evilsizor, 71, of Urbana, route four, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the Champaign Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for two and one-half weeks. He was born Dec 26, 1892 in Champaign county, the son of Jasper and Emma Hamilton Evilsizor. Evilsizor had been a farmer all his life until retirement three years ago. He attended the Bowlusville Evangelical United Brethren Church. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs Lloyd (Mary) Crow of Bellefontaine and Mrs Richard (Thelma) Seelenbinder, of Springfield; three brothers, Oscar of Urbana, Arthur of Springfield, and Willard, of White Pigeon, Michigan; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 :p.m Tuesday in the Neff-Walter funeral home, with the Rev Clair Troutman, of the Bowlusville EUB Church, officiating. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today. The family has requested that friends may contribute to the Cancer Fund.


Weekly Lamar Democrat, August 1964
Mrs Mary Elizabeth Evilsizer, for more than sixty years a resident of Iantha, died at her home in Iantha, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. She would have reached her eighty-fifth birthday had she lived until the twenty fourth day of August. She had been in steadfastly failing health due to circulatory disease for the past couple of years. However she became seriously ill about three months ago. She was a patient several times n Memorial hospital and it was known there was little medical science could do to alleviate the gradual deterioration of the vital forces. The deceased was born at Piper City, Illinois, August 24, 1879, the daughter of Hart Quick and Lucy Ellen Leatherman Quick. She was married to John Walter Evilsizer June 25, 1902 at Irwin. Following their marriage they settled at Iantha in the home, in which she was to spend the remaining sixty two years of her life and where she died. The husband died May 11, 1941. Five attractive daughters all esteemed and favorably known, survive their parents. They are Miss Fay Evilsizer, Lamar elementary school principal, of the home at Iantha, Mrs Gay Payton and Mrs Dot Norton of Lamar, Mrs Zoe Houser of Piper City, Illinois and Mrs May Hart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two brothers, John Quick of Pekin, Illinois, Charles Quick of Dillon, Montana, four grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. The deceased was a devoted wife and mother and the five daughters returned the devotion in full measure, lavishing every attention upon their mother. She was interested in community and civic affairs, and enjoyed the respect and affection of her neighbors. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The body was taken to Chiles funeral home to be prepared for burial. The last rites were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chiles chapel. Interment will be in the Iantha Cemetery.


Urbana Daily Citizen-Saturday, Feb 27, 1965
Mrs Clara C Evilsizor, 89, of 115 S Second St, Fletcher, a native of Champaign county died in her residence Friday afternoon. She was born Dec 4, 1875 to Nathan Baker and Maria Stevens, and was married Dec 31, 1896 to Samuel Evilsizor. He preceded her in death March 11, 1954. She had lived in Tipp City the last ten years with her daughter, Mrs Howard (Mary) Houser and was a former resident of Huntsville. Mrs. Evilsizor leaves two other daughters. Mrs Lewis Zirkle of Troy and Mrs Robert (Edra) Barger of North Hampton; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; two sisters; Mrs Mary Drube of Troy and Mrs Anne Jenkins of Huntsville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Suber funeral home in Fletcher with burial in Fletcher Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.


Ft Wayne Journal-Gazette, pg 2-Mar 14, 1965
Graveside services for Dawn Renee Evilsizer, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Evilsizer, 2402 Oliver St, were held at 3 p.m. yesterday in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Rev Hubert Miller officiating. The baby died at birth at noon Friday in the Lutheran Hospital. The parents are members of the First Church of God. Surviving besides the parents are three sisters, Peggy, Kim and Tammy all at home; the grandparents, Mrs Russell Thurber, Fort Wayne and Mr and Mrs John Warner, Kokomo and the great grandmother Mrs Edward Swank, Fort Wayne. D O McComb & Sons funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


Urbana Daily Citizen Saturday July 13, 1965
Coral E Evilsizor, 73, of 430 S Main St , died at 8:15 a.m. in Ashville, NC hospital shortly after arriving in that city for a visit with his son. Born in Champaign county, he was the son of Marley and Mary Pence Evilsizor. He was a life long resident of Champaign county and a retired employee of the Urbana Mills. He was also a member of the Terre Haute Methodist church. He is survived by his widow, Myrtle; three daughters, Mrs Everett (Nitabelle) Craig and Mrs Donald (Norberta) Sellers, both of Urbana, and Mrs Earl (Norma) Pence of St Paris; one son, Norman , of Ashville, NC; two brothers; Clair of Urbana and Claude of St Paris; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be held at the Neff-Walter funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. Friends may call this afternoon and Sunday afternoon and evening in the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Mutual.
Tuesday, July 6, 1965
Pallbearers were
Donald, Roland and Marvin Evilsizor, Harold Markley, Joseph Anaway and Eugene Eaton.


Gooding County Leader, December 31, 1965
Last rites in honor of Margaret Elizabeth Mohwinkle, 45, wife of Edd Mohwinkle of 706 Arizona Street, Gooding will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, December 31, at Gooding First MEthodist Church. The Rev Warren McConnell will officiate. Friends may call at Thompson Chapel until the time of services. Mrs Mohwinkle died of a heart attack Monday, December 28, while driving an auto near her home. She was born May 16, 1919 at gooding. She attended schools here. In 1937 she graduated from Gooding High School. January 7, 1942, she married Edd Mohwinkle in Gooding. For 12 years she worked in the dry cleaning department of National laundry. The past six years she was employed at Carter Cleaners. A member of the gooding First MEthodist Church, she taught in Primary Sunday School for 20 years. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs Frances Evilsizer, Gooding; seven sisters, Mrs Leslie (Ladine) Hendrix, Twin Falls; Mrs Opal Wonacott, San Jose, CA, Mrs Charles (Lucille) Hoodenpyle, Redondo Beach, CA; Mrs Roy (Mary) Burkitt, Redondo Beach, CA; Mrs Charles (Eula) Gee, Gooding; Mrs Bud (Alma) Quigley, Ontario, OR; Mrs Delmar (Dorothy) Cagel, Saratoga, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Evilsizer, Dec 30, 1955. Music will include "Precious Lord, Take My hand" and "Beyond The Sunset" sung by Larry gee with Deloris Cheslik accompanist. Pallbearers will be Leslie Hendrix, Charles Gee, Delmar Cagel, Bud Quigley, Charles hoodenpyle and Melvin Mohwinkle. Memorial gifts may be given to First Methodist Church. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery under direction of Thompson Chapel.

Springfield News Sun Wednesday, September 14, 1966-Pg 12
James William KOHN , Sr,
72, of 2688 Tecumseh Ave, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in his residence following one and a half years failing health and five months of serious illness. He was born May 3, 1894 in Ross County, the son of James N and Sarah (VAN GINDY) KOHN and had resided in Springfield for the past 50 years. Before retirement seven years ago, he had been an employee of the White Diesel Motor Company for 37 years. Mr Kohn was a member of the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ada Dunlap KOHN; three sons, JamesW Jr, and David E both of Springfield and Linn E of San Miguel, Mexico; four daughters, Mrs Richard (Julia) TUVELL of New Carlisle, Mrs William (Mary) HARWOOD  and Mrs Carl (Faith) DUNN , both of Springfield, and Mrs Karl (Joanna) SWORDS  of Mt Morris, Michigan; 22 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; three sisters; Mrs Lulu HERTENSTEIN, Mrs John MILLER , and Miss Minnie KOHN , all of Ross County; four brothers, Fred (Doc) EVERETEt of Springfield, John , Omar, and Elijah KOHN , all of Ross county; and a number of nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.


Springfield Daily News, Jan, 1967
Mrs Christine DORIUS , 60, of Sherman Oaks, Calif, died there Friday suddenly of a heart attack. A native of Clark County, Mrs Dorius was born Dec 24, 1901 the daughter of Henry A and Louisa (EIPPER) EVILSIZOR. She was a Springfield resident for a number of years before moving to California 30 years ago. Mrs Dorius was a member of the Terre Haute Methodist Episcopal Church. Survivors are her husband Roy; and two sisters, Mrs Carl WILLIAMS and Mrs Orval HARRIS , both of Springfield. Her body will be brought to the Richards Memorial Home.


Springfield Daily News Thursday, Jan 26, 1967
Mrs Bertha B EVILSIZOR , 64, of 2110 Maiden Ln, died at 4 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital. She was born June 28, 1902 in Springfield, and had resided here all of her life. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Grace Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold R; one daughter, Mrs Joseph BUSSEN ; two grandchildren, Tim and Todd, and one sister, Mary LEFFEL, all of Springfield. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev Wesley Gebhard, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, in charge. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery


Springfield Daily News March 14, 1967
Mrs Christopher H EVELSIZOR
Mrs Lola L EVELSIZOR,
69, of 211 W State St, was dead on arrival at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Hospital. She was stricken while she was bowling at the Park Bowling Lanes, 2229 Main St, and was taken to the hospital by the Fire Division emergency squad. Mrs Evelsizor was a member of Central Methodist Church, the Semper Fidelis Sunday School class and the Woman's Society of Christian Service at the church. Born, March 6, 1898, in Clark county, she was the daughter of Peter Grant and Ina (KNEDLER) THOMAS Survivors include her husband, Christopher; one daughter; Mrs Janet E THWAITES of Springfield; two sons, Richard A of Springfield and Robert L of Worthington; 11 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs Nona BLACK  of Columbus. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.


Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, June 28, 1967-Pg 40
Paul SPARGUR ,
61, of 2411 Van Buren Ave, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday in Community Hospital following 18 months of failing health. He was born Nov 22, 1905 in Springfield, the son of Charles and Pearl (STULTZ) SPARGUR  and had resided almost all his life in Springfield. Mr Spargur was a member of St Andrews Lodge No 619F and A M, the United Electricians Union No. 669 and was a veteran of WWII. He was a retired electrician having been employed by the Acme Electric Co at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Frances; one sister, Miss Mildred SPARGUR of Springfield, four nephews and one niece. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial home.


Nashville News Oct 12, 1967
Daisy E Rice, 85, of Coulterville, formerly of Nashville, passed away Oct 1 at Mt Vernon. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs Edna Bassitte of St Michael, PA; a son, Gene Rice of Coulterville; eight grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mrs Ella Evilsizer of Odin and Mrs Laura Hughes of Centralia. Both formerly of Nashville. Funeral services were held Wednesday Oct 4 at the Howard and Wilson funeral home and interment was in Coulterville Cemetery. Mrs Minnie Hampston of here called at the funeral home Tuesday night and Mrs Laura Hughes, Mrs Ella Evilsizer and daughter, Mrs Russell Williams attended the last rites


Hartford City News, Saturday, Dec 30, 1967
Funeral services for Ralph Evilsizer, 63, 53 W Broadway, Shelbyville, who died at the William S Major Hospital in Shelbyville Saturday morning, will be held at the Keplinger Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Mr Evilsizer moved from hartford City to Shelbyville three years ago. While he lived in hartford City, he was employed at the St Joe paper Company. He was born in Blackford County to Jesse and Loretta Evilsizer on Feb 7, 1904. Officiating at the funeral service will be the Rev Robert Neel and burial will be in IIOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the Keplinger funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday to pay their respects. Surviving Mr Evilsizer are two daughters, Mrs Ronald (Patricia) Glesner, Shelbyville; and Mrs Francis Murray, city; one son, Ralph Jr, Muncie; one sister, Mrs Cecil (Della) Kirkwood, city; one half brother, Kenneth Scott, Upland, six grandchildren and severla nieces and nephews.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, April 26, 1968
St Paris-Mrs Martha Elizabeth Evilsizor, 96, a former resident of St Paris route two, died at 6:45 a.m. today in the Champaign county Nursing Home where she had been a patient four years. Born Jan 27,1872 she was the daughter of Andrew and Roanna Snapp Kite. Her husband, Emory, preceded her in death in 1940. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Thackery Lutheran Church. Survivors are one son, Herman of St Paris, route two, and one grandson, Merlyn Evilsizor of St Paris , route one. A granddaughter, Marie, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home. The Rev Luther Buchholtz will officiate and burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.


Kansas City Times 7/12/1968

Joe S Amery, 80, Excelsior Springs, died yesterday at Excelsior Springs hospital. He was born in Carrol County, Missouri, and lived in Excelsior Springs about 26 years. Before he retired, Mr Amery was a farmer. He was a member of the Excelsior Springs Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Joe S Amery, Jr, Wilmington, Del, a daughter, Mrs Beverly Anderson, 10323 Belinder, Leawood, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. (Son of John Amery and Nancy Ann Evilsizer) A later newspaper listed Joe's funeral service Excelsior Springs at 2 o'clock Monday at the Prichard chapel, Excelsior Springs, burial in Crown Hill Cemetery there. His brother John upon hearing that his brother Joe had died, went to tell his niece and died while crying in her arms.(see below)

Kansas City Times 7/12/1968

Braymer- John H Amery, 83, died here yesterday, apparently of a heart attack at the home of a niece. He was born in Carroll County, Missouri and lived in Braymer most of his life. Mr Amery was a former mayor of Braymer. Before he retired he was a farmer. Mr Amery also owned a general store. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Helen Amery of the home, a son, Samuel J Amery, Braymer, a grandchild and a great grandchild. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Braymer Baptist Church, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Braymer.


Springfield Daily News, Friday, August 23, 1968
Services for Mrs Jennie BOWMAN , 86, of Fairborn Nursing Home, formerly of Springfield will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Littleton Funeral Home b the Rev Lawrence T Rugh, pastor of First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Mrs Bowman, who at one time lived at 711 W High ST, and more recently at 19 S Yellow Springs St, died at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the nursing home. She was born Nov 2, 1881 in Champaign county, the daughter of John B and Emma S WILDASIN. Mrs Bowman was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Springfield. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Wilbur GRUNDISCH  of Fairborn; one grandson, Robert E GRUNDISCH ; and one niece, Mrs Roy FAULKNER of Springfield.


The Springfield Sun Thursday, Oct 10, 1968
Urbana-Services for Mrs Hazel WOLFORD , 72, of 124 E Water St, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Neff-Walter funeral home. The Rev Malcolm D Hooker, pastor of the Urbana Presbyterian Church will officiate. Mrs Wolford died early Tuesday in her residence. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Cemetery. She was born July 4, 1896, in Urbana, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (PLACE)  EVILSIZOR , and had lived here all of her life. Survivors include one nephew, Eddie GOINGS of Woodstock and a number of cousins, including Mrs Florence MORRIS  of Springfield.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday November 4, 1968
Claude E Evilsizor, 72, of St Paris, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday in University Hospital, Columbus, where he had been a patient for one week. He was born in Terre Haute, July 18, 1896, the son of Marley and Mary Pence Evilsizor. Mr Evilsizor was retired from the Hobart Manufacturing Company in Troy. Survivors include one son, Richard of St Paris; two granddaughters; and one brother, Claire of Urbana. One brother, Carl, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baker funeral home, St Paris, with the Rev Roland Beck, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening and until time of services Wednesday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


Springfield Dail News September 24, 1969
Mrs Bertha HARRIS , 65, wife of Orville L Harris of 315 Roosevelt Dr, died Wednesday following three weeks of illness,. Mrs Harris was the former manager of the Hat Bar in Wren's and a former employee of the Springfield Credit Bureau. Mrs Harris was born Oct 20, 1903, in Clark county, the daughter of Henry A and Louisa (EIPPER)  EVILSIZOR . She was a member of the Lagonda United Methodist Church, Ohio State Mother's Club, and an active member of the Womans' Society of World Service. Survivors other than her husband include one daughter, Mrs John (Anna Lou) NORRIS , 2111 Clifton Ave; one son, attorney Richard O HARRIS of Urbana; one sister, Mrs Carl (Geneva) WILLIAMS  of Springfield, and nine grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Woods-Allgier funeral home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lagonda United Methodist Church by the Rev Gerald Geiger, pastor. Her body will be in state in the church one hour prior ro the services. Burial will be in Terre Haute cemetery.


Springfield Daily News Sept 1969
Urbana-Mrs Almira Brown, 88, of 580 Washington Ave, Urbana, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in her residence. She was bor March 20, 1881 in Champaign county, the daughter of Isaac and Effie Lippincott Evilsizor and had lived there all her life. Mrs Brown was a member of the Bowlusville United Methodist church. Her husband Claude, to whom she was married March 30, 1909 preceded her in death Nov 30, 1966. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs William (Margaret) Baker of Urbana and Mrs Paul (Edna) Swisher of New Philadelphia; two sons, Myron and Dewiat, both of Urbana; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Etta Geron of Urbana; and one brother, Herbert Evilsizor of Springfield. Her body was taken to the Neff Walter funeral home, Urbana, where friends may call from 3 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev Wilbur Riley, pastor of the Kingscreek United Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be in the Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, November 20, 1969
Funeral services for S Sgt Ralph EVILSIZOR ,37, of 549 Portage Path, Springfield, who was killed in action last Thursday near the Cambodian Border in South Vietnam, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Richards Memorial Home in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Janet; his parents, Ralph and Harriett (WALKE)  EVILSIZOR  of Irwin; four sisters and five brothers.


January 8, 1970 Springfield Daily News
Norman E Evilsizor, Springfield Township Trustee's Clerk Died
Norman E EVILSIZOR 57, of 2208 Seminole Dr, traffic manager at Udylite Corp, and Clerk of the Springfield Township trustees, died suddenly Wednesday around 11:00 p.m. in his home. He had served for several years as clerk of the township trustees. Also, Mr Evilsizor served as the President of the Clark County District Board of Health for a period. Mr Evilsizor was a member of the deputy staff of the Clark County Sheriff in the early 40's. Survivors include his widow, Mary. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home. He was born in Springfield, July 16, 1912, the son of Clem Ellsworth and Urba Mae (WALKER) EVILSIZOR and was a member of the Emery Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, May (Jerrie) V Evilsizor; two sons, Gail Owen EVILSIZOR of Springfield and Gary Wayne EVILSIZOR  of Denver, Colo; one daughter, Judy  WILLIAMS  of Denver, Colo; three grandsons; two sisters, Mrs lloyd (Nettie) STRATTON and Mrs Sherwood ( Esther) GERHARDT , both of Springfield; one brother, Paul C EVILSIZOR of Bellefontaine, and several nieces and nephews. Mr Evilsizor was a past master of Clark Lodge No 101 F & AM; Springfield Chapter Royal Arch Masters No 48, Springfield Council No 17 Royal and Select Masons; a 25 year member in the Grand Council and Grand and Select Masters-Palestine Commandry No 33 Knights Temple; Past President and life member of the Republican Central Committee. He was also honorary chief for Springfield Township No 1 Fire Station; a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge No 51; a member and past President of the Ohio State Association of Township Trustees and Clerks; first president of the PTA Council of Springfield local school district; and past president of the Possum PTA. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev George Groh, pastor of the Emery Chapel United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund. Burial will be in Glen haven Memorial Gardens.


Springfield Daily News Jan 21, 1970
Urbana- Mrs Etta GERON , 91, formerly of 205 Scotio St, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Champaign Nursing home where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was born Aug 8, 1878, in Champaign county , the daughter of Mr and Mrs Isaac EVILSIZOR . Mrs GERON  was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church of Urbana, a life member of the Woman's Organization of the church, and a life member of the Cheer-Up Club of Urbana. Survivors include one son, A E GERON  of Springfield; one grandson, Attorney Charles GERON of Xenia; one brother, Herbert EVILSIZOR  of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Neff-Walter funeral home, Urbana, where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev Walter Vierling, pastor. Burial will be in the Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana

Springfield Daily News, Friday, May 15, 1970-Pg 4

Clement L HOBERTY  Sr, 64, of 6115 Johnson Rd, died in University Hospital, Columbus, at 10:40 a.m. Thursday. He had retired in 1967 after 34 years as an employee of the International harvester Co. He was a member of Local 402 UAW. Born in Champaign Co, June 10, 1905, he was the son of Charles B and Clara W (EVILSIZOR) HOBERTY . Survivors include his wife Bernice, five sons, Charles L of Indianapolis, Ind, Clement L Jr, Jack P, James A, and Stephen E HOBERTY  all of Springfield; six daughters, Mrs Jean TAYLOR  of Cincinnati, Mrs Joan LACEY  of Springfield, Mrs Dorothy MILLER  of Norfolk, VA, Mrs Bonnie KIRCHBAUM  of Vermillion, Mrs Shirley JENKINS  of Crystal lakes, and Mrs Susan SWOPE  of Springfield; and 32 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday in the Jackson Lytle funeral home. Burial will be in Terre haute Cemetery, Champaign County. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friends are invited by the family to donate gifts in memoriam to the Cancer-Leukemia Research Fund, Project No 2593, Ohio State University Development Fund, Columbus.


Urbana Citizen Monday June 29, 1970
Emil Irvin Evilsizor, 58, of 143 Clay St, was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital Sunday at 8:40 a.m. Born in Campaign county, April 4, 1912, he was the son of Irvin and Mary Estella Haney Evilsizor. He was employed by the W B Marvin Manufacturing Co for 18 years. Surviving are his widow, Ida Turnmire Evilsizor; one daughter, Mrs Richard (Grace Maxine) Wheeler of Mt Sterling; two sons, Robert and Eugene Irvin, both of Urbana; five sisters, Mrs Omer (Edna) Powell and Mrs Ethel Frazee, both of Urbana, Mrs Clarence (Ruth) Reed of St Paris, Mrs Edith Hope of Marysville and Mrs Elva Baker of Milford Center; three brothers, Grover and Clyde of Urbana and Ralph of Irwin; four granddaughters and five grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the residence from 7 tp 9 p.m. tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The Fraternal Order of Eagles No 979 will hold services in the residence at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held in the Walter Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev Ray L Kauffenbarger officiating. Burial will be in the Oak dale Cemetery.


Urbana Daily News December 27,1970
Ruth Ellen Reed,
77, of 118 E. Main Street, St. Paris, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in Urbana Mercy Hospital where she had been a patient four days. She was in failing health six months. She was born in Champaign County September 15, 1893, the daughter of Irvin and Mary E. Haney Evilsizor. Surviving are her husband, Clarence C. Reed, three sons, Nelvin of Urbana and Russell and Harold of St. Paris; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Glenna) Wiltheiss of Valley City; three brothers, Grover and Clyde of Urbana and Ralph Evilsizor of Irwin; four sisters, Mrs. Omer (Edna) Powell and Mrs. Ethel Frazee of Urbana, Mrs. Edith Hope of Marysville, and Mrs. Elva Baker of Milford Center; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. REv. Luther Bucholtzm Zion Lutheran pastor, will conduct services in the Baker Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Bural will be inSpring Grove Cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening and until time of service Wednesday.

Redwood City, CA 1/15/1971.
EVILSIZER, Gene E
Gene EVILSIZER,
beloved husband of Peggy Evilsizer of Belmont; father of Mrs. Donna Kay Lance; step father of Kenneth Leonard, devoted son of Mr and Mrs. George EVILSIZER of Niles CA; brother of Bill Evilsizer of Downeyville Calif. and Mrs. George May Winslow of Niles, CA. A native of Okmulgee, OK; age 49 years. A member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers- Local # 1969 of Redwood City, and the Grass valley Lodge # 2217, Loyal Order of Moose. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 P M at the Carlmont Funeral Chapel, 1101 Alamed de las Pulghe, Belmont under the auspices of Newark Moose Lodge 4539. Interment private


Urbana Citizen Friday Feb 19, 1971
Miss Amy Evilsizor, 86, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday in the Bethesda Home in Cincinnati where she had been a resident since November of 1964. Born April 8, 1884 in Champaign county, she was the daughter of Solomon and Mary Lippincott Evilsizor. She was an employee of Dr James Simmons, a Methodist clergyman in the Urbana area for over 50 years. She attended the Delta Avenue United Methodist Church of Cincinnati. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Mrs Jesse Evilsizor of Urbana; one brother-in-law, William Engle of Zanesfiled, seven nieces including Mrs Mary Evilsizor and Mrs Opal Evringham, both of Urbana; three nephews, including William and Richard, both of Urbana and several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Walter funeral home at 2 p.m on Sunday with the Rev Kenneth Carey, retired pastor of the Friends Church officiating. Burial will be in the Nettle Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Monday Feb 22, 1971
Pallbearers were
Kenneth Evilsizor, Phillip Evilsizor, Richard Evilsizor, James Beaty, James Kohn and William Kohn.


Urbana Citizen Saturday Feb 20, 1971
Grover Evilsizor, 72, of 4492 route 54, Urbana, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in his residence following several years of failing health. Born in Champaign county on March 21, 1898, he was the son of Irwin and Mary Haney Evilsizor. He was married to the former Dorothy McConnehay. A retired employee of the Desmond-Stephan Manufacturing Co, he attended the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are five daughters; Mrs Calvin (Jean) Roland, Mrs Walter ( Marjorie) Adkins, Mrs Orval (Betty) Litreal, and Mrs Garland (Elnora) Nichols all of Urbana; and Mrs Carl (Florence ) Laughlin of Sidney; four sons, Richard R, David E, Joseph and Daniel N, all of Urbana; four sisters, Mrs Ethel Frazee and Mrs Edna Powell, both of Urbana, and Mrs Edith Hope and Mrs Elva A Baker, both of Marysville; two brothers, Clyde of Urbana , route 4, and Ralph of Irwin, 32 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Walter funeral home with the Rev Dewey Conley, pastor of the Urbana Freewill Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. on Monday.
Wednesday, Feb 24th
Pallbearers were
Walter Adkins, Jack Litreal, Richard Henry, Carl Laughlin, Richard Evilsizor and Garland Nichols.

Urbana Citizen, Wednesday, Feb 24, 1971
Mrs Clarence (Cleo M) EVILSIZOR , 76, of 208 E Main St, Tremont City, died unexpectantly in her residence at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. She was the sister of Mrs Lizzie CONRAD  of St Paris. Born in Campaign county on Jan 16, 1895, she was the daughter of Hamilton and Ruth (BAKER)  STEPHENS . She was married to Clarence EVILSIZOR who preceded her in death in 1945. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Tremont City United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Dallas (Katherine) HATMAKER  of Tremont City, the grandchildren, Mrs Edwin (Sandra) HARNESS of North Hampton, and James and Kenneth HATMAKER of Tremont City; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Lizzie CONRAD  of St Paris and Mrs Susie SHAFFER  of Thackery; and one brother Clyde STEPHENS of Casstown. Funeral services will be conducted at 1: 30 p.m. Friday in the Walter funeral home with the rev Orval Cruea assisted by the Rev Ralph Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Monday, March 1, 1971
Pallbearers were Marvin STEVENS , Eddie STEVESN< Robert STEVENS , Russell STEVENS, Chris PHARES and Grayson CONRAD


Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, May 5, 1971, Pg6
C H Dewey GERON ,
72, of 1806 N Limestone St, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Medical Center. He was born Dec 1, 1898 in Clark county, the son of Phillip and Lottie (EVILSIZOR) GERON He was employed as a salesman for Ripley Buick Company for 25 years and later with the Jim Strong Buick Company. He retired in 1968. Mr Geron was a member of St John's Lutheran Church, St Andrews Lodge No 619 F and AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Antioch Temple of Dayton and Neal Chapter No 522 OES. Survivors include his wife, Carrie; one brother, Forrest of Springfield, and one nephew, Norman GERON of Alexandria, VA. His body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home where friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Thursday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev Charles C Poole, assistant pastor of St John's Lutheran Church, Contributions may be made to St John's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.


"Springfield (O.) Daily News" Thursday, June 3, 1971:
RUSSELL P. FAULKNER

ST. PARIS -- Russell P. Faulkner, 76, of 8920 U. S. 36 West, St. Paris, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in Urbana Care Center, where he had been a patient for the past five weeks. A retired farmer, he had been in failing health for the past five months. Mr. Faulkner had lived for the past year with his son, Paul of 347 Apple rd. He was a member of Terre Haute United Methodist Church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. A life resident of Champaign county, he was born Feb. 3, 1895, the son of Charles and Joanna Jenkins Faulkner. He attended Westville schools and was married in 1917 to the former Ethel Evilsizor, who died in 1961. Survivors other than his son include three grandchildren, Marvin of Washington, D.C,. Robert at home and Mrs. James (Nancy) Virts of Mechanicsburg; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lloyd of Lima, George of Bellefontaine, and Alpha and Howard of Urbana; four sisters, Mrs. Thersa Duncan of Michigan, Mrs. Nellie Erbe of Springfield and Mrs. Goldie Neer and Mrs. Mildred Neer of Urbana. Friends may call in the Baker funeral Home after 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday afternoon and evening and until services at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. William Turner of the Terre Haute church will officiate and burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery."


Springfield Daily News, Thursday, July 15, 1971-Pg4
Mrs Rena Bell HOLWEGER
Mrs Rena Bell HOLWEGER
,88, of 517 N Race St died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the Burt Nursing Home where she had been a patient since May. She was born Jan 8, 1883 in Heistand, O, the daughter of Henry and Lavina Mease Heistand. She was a 50 year member of St John's Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore L and Elsie M HEISTAND , Sr, with whom she made her home; one sister, Mrs Elizabeth AULT of Columbus; one sister-in-law, Mrs Melba HEISTAND or Springfield, six grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren and several nieces , nephews and cousins. Her husband, John H HOLWEGER preceded her in death in 1950. She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9- p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev Vester Clevenger. Burial will be in Glen haven Memorial Gardens.


Urbana Citizen Tuesday Sept 28, 1971
Herbert E Evilsizor,75, of 1725 W High St, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in Community Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past year and in serious condition in the hospital for the past five weeks. He was born July 20, 1896 in Champaign county, the son of Isaac N and Effie G Lippincott Evilsizor. He retired in 1964 after 44 years employment at International Harvester Company. He was member of the First Church of God, St Andrews Lodge No 619 F & AM and Khana Shahar Grotto. Survivors include his wife, Bessie M; three daughters, Mrs Willard (Donna) Baker of Springfield, Mrs Grove (Eileen) Pendleton of Grove City and Mrs Roger (Norma Lee) Griest of Springfield; two granddaughters, six grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. His body was taken to the Woods-Allgier funeral home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Church of God by the Rev Harold Boyer. Mr Evilsizor's body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, March 29, 1972
Fred J WEIMER ,
84, of 1574 W Possum Rd, died at 6:615 p.m. Tuesday in Heathergreene Nursing Home, Xenia, where he had been a resident for one year. Mr Weimer was born July 7, 1887, in Fincastle, Ohio, a son of Phillip and Anna Weimer. He was employed by Robbins and Myers Inc for 40 years. He was a member of Emory Chapel United Methodist church. His wife, Ethel (EVILSIZOR) WEIMER , died September 23, 1967. Survivors include on daughter, Mrs Judd P (Thelma) LSNTZ of Springfield, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was the last survivor of a family of 13 children. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home for services at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev Ralph L Harmon, pastor of the Emory Chapel United Methodist church, in charge. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.


Urbana Citizen Monday June 12 1972
Mary Etta Evilsizor, 65, 410 Boyce St, was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital Sunday at 10 p.m. after being taken from her sister's home in Mechanicsburg. Born in Campaign County, June 27,1906, she was the daughter of Edward H and Bertha King Evilsizor. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Martha Evilsizor of Urbana; one brother, William Evilsizor of Urbana; one sister Mrs John (Goldie) Edwards of Mechanicsburg; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil P in 1962 and a daughter, Mrs Richard (Dora) Jackson in 1960 Friends may call at the James Harvey funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:p.m. Thursday in the funeral home by the Rev James Yates of the Church of Christ in Christian Union. Burial will be in East Liberty Cemetery
Thursday, June 8, 1972
Pallbearers were
Richard Evilsizor, William King, William Blackburn, Robert King, Ted Edwards and Robert Edwards.


Springfield Daily News Thursday December 21, 1972
Christopher H EVELSIZOR , 78, of 6838 Old Columbus Rd, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday in Community Hospital following three months of failing health. He was born September 23, 1894, in Champaign County, the son of Mr and Mrs John EVELSIZOR . His wife Lola, preceded him in death Nov 15, 1967. Mr Evelsizor retired after 36 years of service as a repair foreman for the Buckeye Incubator Co. He was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, Central Wesleyan Sunday School Class and the Senior Citizen Club of South Charleston. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Janet E THWAITES  of Springfield; to sons, Richard A of South Charleston and Robert L of Worthington; `11 grandchildren. He was the last of a family of eight His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home in charge of the rev Dale R Beittel, pastor of the Central United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

Springfield Daily News February 11 1973
Services for Mrs Geneva WILLIAMS , 65, of 1338 W Jefferson St, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Richards Memorial Home by the Rev Paul Angell. Mrs. Williams died in her home at 4 a.m. Monday after having been seriously ill for one week. Burial will be in the Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m Wednesday.


March 2, 1973
RESIDENT OF MAGALIA DIES
Private funeral services were conducted Friday at Paradise Chapel Of the Pines for Billie R. Evilsizer, 52, who died Feb 21 at his home in Magalia. He was born June 13, 1920, in Okmulgee, Okla.   Evilsizer had been an equipment operator for the State of California for 10 years and was a veteran of World War ll. He came to the area eight months ago from Downeyville.   Surviving are his widow, Dorothy, a son, Billie, and his father George E., all of Magalia; and a sister, Georgia Mae Winslow of Niles.   Cremation took place following the service with burial at sea. (dated 3-2-73)

B.R. Evilsizer Paradise (E-R)-   Private funeral services for Billie R. Evilsizer, 52, of 820 Wood Drive, Magalia, were today at the Paradise Chapel of the Pines. He died Wednesday night at his home.   Born June 13, 1920, in Okmulgee, Okla., he came to Paradise eight months ago from Downieville. He worked as a highway maintenance equipment operator for the state. Evilsizer was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe and Africa.   He is survived by his widow, Dorothy, and a son, Billie, both of Magalia, and a sister Georgia Mae Winslow of Fremont.   Cremation followed the service. The ashes will be scattered at sea. (dated 2-23-73 )


Urbana Citizen, Tuesday, March 6, 1973
Mrs Bertha M BUCK,
85, of 209 W Baird St, West Liberty, died in her home at 10:50 A.M. Monday. She had been ill for three years. A member of the United Church of Christ of West Liberty, she was born in Ross County, July 24, 1887, a daughter of Charles E and Mary C (TRAUB) ROTROFF. Mrs Buck is survived by a son Howard of West Liberty ; a grandson, Lowell BUCK of West Liberty; four great grandchildren; a brother, C A ROTROFF of West Liberty Route Two, and two sisters, Mrs Leona KING of Springfield and Mrs Gerturde COOPER of Bellefontaine. Her husband, Staley BUCK, died Feb 10, 1959, and three brothers are deceased., Friends may call at the Kauffman Funeral Home, West Liberty., Wednesday afternoon and evening. Services will be held in the funeral home at 2 P.M. Thursday, with the Rev Milton Sumerel, pastor of the United Church of Christ in charge. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty


Urbana Citizen, Tuesday, March 13, 1973
Emmet F BUCK
, 80, West Liberty, was found dead about 5 P.M. Monday in West Liberty Lions Park, where he was employed part time as a caretaker. He was being treated for a heart condition. A retired farmer, BUCK was a member of the West Liberty United Church of Christ and the IOOF Lodge. He was born in Champaign County Dec 6, 1892, the son of Joseph and Arlena (BARKER) BUCK. Her is survived by two brothers, Charles, West Liberty and Ralph, DeGraff, route two, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased. Services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday in the Kauffman funeral home by the Rev Milton Sumerel and Rev Howard Schmitt. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. Friends may call in the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.


Muncie Star Tuesday July 2, 1974 Ridgeville-
William H Evilsizer, 49, died Monday afternoon at Veteran's hospital, Indianapolis, after a short illness. A carpenter, he was a member of the Carpenter's Union Local 3228 in Muncie, and was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, William II; three daughters, Mrs David (Marjorie) Stephenson, Ridgeville, Mrs. Carl (Jonelle) Tucker, Ridgeville, and Miss Patty Sue Evilsizer, at home; four grandchildren, his mother, Mrs Nellie Ringley, Ridgeville; two sisters, Mrs Jesse Shauver, Fort Wayne and Mrs Don Yeargain, Farmington, MO; and two step sisters, Mrs Jeanette Stump, Ridgeville and Mrs Fern Bannon, Union City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Nazareen with Rev Kenneth Adams officiating. Burial will be in Lawndale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Middletown Mortuary from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour before services. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Church of the Nazareen.


Gooding County Leader, August 27, 1974
Charles Lawrence Gee,
69, Gooding, died August 22, at his home. Born May 13, 1905, at Edgar, Neb, he came to Idaho as a young man and married Eula Evilsizer August 26, 1934 at Gooding. They have farmed on a ranch north of Gooding since that time. In 1962 he went to work as a ditch rider for the Big Wood River Canal Co. He was a member of the Gooding Grange and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs Peggy LaRue, Wendell; one son, larry Gee, Genesee, three sisters, Mrs Mildred Manuel and Mrs Alta Mink, both Gooding, and Mrs Bera Meeker, Sandpoint, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Gooding United Methodist Church with Rev Ed Stubbs officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News October 1974
Mrs Esther E GERHARDT , 67, of 431 N Burnett Rd, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday in University Hospital, Columbus. Active in tax and accounting fields, she operated an accounting office in her home for many years. Mrs Gerhardt was a member of the Seven-O-Two Chapter of the American Business Woman's Association and in 1972 was selected "Woman of the Year" by the Chapter, which sent her to the association's national convention to compete for national businesswoman of the year. She also served as past president of the chapter. She was also a member of the Second Church of God, a member and the past noble grand officer of the Ivor Rebekah Lodge No 14, and Oxidental Auxiliary No 14, a ward committeewoman and a member of the community hospital auxiliary. She was second vice president of the Department Association LAPM of Ohio. She was born in Springfield July 31, 1907, the daughter of Clement Ellsworth and Urba Mae (WALKER) EVILSIZOR . Survivors include her husband, Sherwood F, a daughter, Mrs Marilyn Bryant HULSBECK of Montgomery; three stepsons, Eugene S, Wayne B and Kyle D GERHARDT , all of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a brother, Paul C EVILSIZOR  of Bellefontaine and a sister, Mrs Nellie STRATTON  of Springfield. Two brothers, Millard and Norman Ellsworth EVILSIOR are deceased. Her body was taken to the Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Ivor Rebekah Lodge No 415 will hold services at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Funeral services are to be conducted in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev Otis Johnson officiating. Contributions may be made to the American Businesswoman's Association scholarship fund.


Springfield Daily News Saturday December 7, 1974
St Paris- Asa Nitchman, 83, of 251 W Lynn St, St Paris, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home, Piqua, where he had been a patient the past two months. He had been in ill health the past year. A retired farmer, he attended the St Paris Church of God. He was born April 2, 1891, in Champaign county. His wife, Carrie, died in 1967, and a son, Paul also is deceased. Mr Nitchman is survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Richeson Wickham and Atkins funeral home, by the Rev Wesley Clines, pastor of the St Paris Church of God. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home


Newspaper unknown from Logan Co, OH Historical Society Dec 26, 1974
James Edward Evilsizor, 47, Rt 3 (Carriage Hill), Bellefontaine, was dead on arrival at Mary Rutan hospital today at 1:40 a.m. He was born August 19, 1927, in Yellow Springs, the son of Charles Clifford and Edna Howell Evilsizor. He was married to Kathryn Sutton (scratched thru and written "Scott") on Oct 25, 1854 and she survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs John York, Zanesfield; three sons, James Edward, John Finley, and Charles Patrick, all at home; three daughters, Mrs Marvin (Vickie) Kerr, 544 north Park St and Pamela Rae and Jacqueline Lee at home. One sister is deceased. A half-brother Rev Lewis York of Klamath Falls, Oregon and a half-sister, Mrs John (betty) Londergon, Springfield, along with one step sister Mrs Kenneth (Mary) Patton, Lima also survive. Mr Evilsizor was a yardmaster for Penn Central Railroad. The World War II veteran belonged to the Eagles Lodge in Bellefontaine as well as the VFW, Yardmasters of American and the Yard Clerks Association. Funeral services are not complete at this time. Calling hours at the Kennedy funeral home will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m


Springfield Daily News- Monday Feb 10, 1975-Pg20
The Rev Edward H Runyan, 83, of 4581 Nettle Creek Rd, Urbana, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in Champaign Nursing Home. He was born Oct 4, 1891 in Pike County, the son of George W and Sarah Grove Runyan, and was a member and former pastor of the Church of God in Mechanicsburg. He began his ministry in 1929 at the Urbana Church of God. For a number of years, he served as an evangelist and later was pastor of a church in Fandlay. Then he returned to Champaign County and held pastorates at St Paris, Middletown and Mechanicsburg. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Paul (Esther) Lanich of Nettle Creek Rd, Urbana; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one brother, Floyd of Springfield. His wife Mary C died in 1969, and a son Forrest died in 1967. Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Walter Funeral Home, Urbana, the Rev Emerson A Wilson, of Newark, O., officiating. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.


Urbana Citizen, Wednesday, Feb 26, 1975
MRS CHARLEY BUCK
Mrs Mary BUCK,
76, 8504 Hite Rd, West Liberty, died at 10:20 P.M. in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. She was born May 3, 1898 in Springfield, the daughter of Joe and Mancy (DRISCOLL) MCDONALD. Her first husband was Oscar ROTROFF who died in 1926. She married Charley BUCK in 1930. He survives. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in West Liberty. Survivors in addition to her husband, include two sons, Joe R BUCK of West Liberty and Charles ROTROFF of Long Island, NY, and seven grandchildren. One sister is deceased. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 P.M. in the Kauffman Funeral Home, West Liberty. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7 -9 P.M. Thursday.


Urbana Citizen Monday April 26, 1976
Marvin Evilsizor, 38 , 214 Campground Rd, died at 6:45 a.m. today in Mercy Memorial Hospital, following an illness of two and one-half years. He was born Jan 9, 1938 in this county, the son of Clair and Stella Zerkle Evilsizor. A member of the St Mary Catholic Church and 1956 graduate of Westville High School, he served as the assistant postmaster of the Urbana Post Office. He was a member of the Urbana Racing Pigeon Club, the American Postal Workers Union, the Ostomy Club of Springfield and he served as 4_H Club advisor for a number of years. He is survived by hi s wife, the former Helen Matthews; two daughters, Ann and Deborah; one son, Daniel; his parents; Mr and Mrs Clair Evisizor of Urbana; one sister, Mrs Harold (Garnet) Markley of St Paris; three brothers; Donald of Rosewood, Roland of Terre Haute, and Paul of Hortonville, WI; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be sung Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St Mary's Church with the Rev Father Robert Schutte the celebrant. Burial will be made in Mt Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the Walter funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Parish prayers will be said in the funeral home at 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Urbana Citizen Thursday June 17 1976
Willard C "Pappy" Evilsizor, 72 White Pigeon, Michigan, died Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Three Rivers Hospital, White Pigeon. He was born August 14, 1903 in Urbana a son of Jasper and Emma Hamilton Evilsizor. He married Olive Birt on March 24, 1925 in Urbana. He was manager of the Chappellis Gladioli Farm in White Pigeon for 25 years. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Russell, Sturgis,MI, Robert and Richard, White Pigeon; three daughters, Mrs Charles (Virgie) Tucker and Mrs Adam (Dorothy) Steiner, both of Springfield and Mrs Reginald (Vicki) Platz, White Pigeion; 19 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Oscar of Urbana, and Arthur, Springfield; and two sisters Mrs Richard (Thelma) Seelinbinder, Springfield and Alice Evilsizer, Urbana. Services will be conducted in the White Pigeon United Methodist Church Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev Daniel Walcott and the rev Robert Stillson officiating. Burial will be made in White Pigeon Cemetery. Friends may call at the Farrand funeral home in White Pigeon from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church


Springfield News August 8, 1976
Mechanicsburg-

Mrs Elva L Venrick,
75, of 103 E Sandusky St, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Madison county hospital, London, where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. She had been in failing health for the past two years. She formerly was employed by the Vining Broom Co., Springfield, retiring in 1965, and attended the First Church of God in Mechanicsburg. She was born in Union township, Champaign county, Jan 6, 1901, the last of nine children born to Ulrick and Effie Evilsizor Lippencott. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs Homer T (Ferryl) Perry of Mechanicsburg. Her husband Harold E died in 1947. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Skillman funeral home by the Rev Russell K Weindell. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Mutual Friends may call from 3 to 9 Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Champaign county Heart Fund.


Springfield News 1976
Urbana- Mrs Winnie Redman, 93, formerly of 204 E Water St, Urbana, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday in the Champaign Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since 1975. She was born Jan 14, 1885, in Champaign county , a daughter of the Rev Isaac and Amanda Cook Evilsizor. Mrs Redman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Urbana, a charter member of the Cheer-Up Club and a member of the Lotus Rebekah Lodge of Mechanicsburg. Her husband, Lewis died in March 1967. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Dorothy Laughlin of New Vienna, a grandson and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Walter funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted there at 1:30 p.m. Friday by the Rev Clifford Kissinger , pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery


Urbana Citizen Thursday August 26, 1976
Services for Arthur V EVILSIZOR, Springfield, were held Wednesday in Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home, Springfield, with the Rev Walfred Fahrer officiating. Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. Evilsizor, 81, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in Springfield Community hospital. He was born July 8, 1895 in Champaign county the son of Jasper and Emma (HAMILTON) EVILSIZOR. He retired in 1960 after 26 years as a guard at International Harvester and was a member of UAW Local 402, the Tremont City Junior Lodge and the Northridge Christian Fellowship Church. Surviving are: wife, Sarah K; three daughters, Mrs Richard (Leone) PATTON and Mrs Edward (Lucille) DRAPER , both of Springfield, and Mrs Harold (Louise) MITCH  of London; a son, John of Springfield; three sisters, Alice EVILSIZOR of Urbana, Mrs Mary GROW of Belefontaine and Mrs Thelma SEELENBINDER of Springfield; a brother, Oscar of Urbana; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren


Nashville News May 6, 1976, Nashville, IL
A former resident of Nashville, Mrs Carrie Ella Evilsizer of Odin, passed away on Thursday, April 29 in the Washington County hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had attained the age of 74 years. Born June 20, 1902 in Nashville, she was the daughter of Hiram and Effie Rittenhouse Rice. She was united in marriage to John Calvin Evilsizer on June 30, 1917 in Nashville and he preceded her in death on May 13, 1958. A member of Grace United Methodist Church in Nashville, she had made her home with her daughter, Jeanette, in Odin for the past 11 years. Surviving are three sons, John Calvin Evilsizer of Centralia, Harry Evilsizer of Woodlawn and Joseph Evilsizer of Salina, Kansas; three daughters, Mrs Jeanette Williams and husband Russell of Odin, Mrs Agnes Green and Husband Henry of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Mrs Virginia Striker and husband Warren of Okawville; two nieces, Mrs Ruth Teel of Okawville and Mrs Edna Bassett of Coultervlle; one nephew Gene Rice of Coulterville, 27 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Preceding her in death besides her husband, John, were one daughter Faire Elizabeth, two sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the King Funeral Home in Nashville with Rev Richard Scott officiating. Mrs Gladys Richards served as organist. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery with Gary Striker, Michael Williams, Calvin Evilsizer, Clarence Evilsizer, Rev Frederking and Wayne Hasheider, serving as casket bearers.


Urbana Citizen Wednesday January 19, 1977
Oscar F Evilsizor, 85, 158 Taft Ave, was dead on arrival at Mercy Memorial Hospital at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday where he was taken by the emergency squad. He was born in Champaign county on Nov 22, 1891, the son of Jasper and Emma Hamilton Evilsizor. He was a lifetime area resident. He farmed until 1945 when he moved to Urbana. He was employed at the Urbana Water Works where he was a boiler operator. He also worked with the Howard Mills. The last 25 years he was with the Desmond-Stephens Co. He retired in December 1976. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs Mary Grow of Bellefontaine, Mrs Richard (Thelma) Seelenbinder of Springfield and Mrs Alice Evilsizor of Urbana. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may call at the Hollingshead funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Thursday. Services will be held in the Hollingshead funeral home on Friday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev Clifford L Kissinger of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana Para-Medics.
Monday Jan 24, 1977
Pallbearers were
Herman Leopard, Benjamin Johnson, Herbert Cassell, Donald Gullett, John Evilsizor and Richard Patton.


Springfield News Tuesday Feb 1, 1977
Homer EVILSIZOR , 74, of 280 List Rd, Palm Beach, Fl died at 3 p.m Monday in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Palm Beach. He was born July 18, 1902, in Springfield, the son of John Ezra and Lydia EVILSIZOR  and had resided in Springfield and Palm Beach most of his life. He was a retired contractor. Mr Evilsizor had received his 50 year pin from the Masonic Lodge at Lake Worth Fl. He was a member of the Scotish Rite Valley of Dayton and Antioch Shrine of Dayton. Survivors include his wife, Bernette; a daughter Mrs Darlene DEER, Springfield; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and a brother, Harold of Springfield. A son, Jack died in 1963. His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Thursday. Services will be held there at 1 p.m. Friday in charge of the Rev Kay M Glaesner, pastor of the St John Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff cemetery. Contributions may be made to the St Johns Church memorial fund.


Baltimore Daily Sentinel Tribune June 27, 1977 North Baltimore, OH
Mrs John Evilsizer (Bernice L Millhon), 97, of North Baltimore, died Saturday in the Fremont Quality Care Nursing Home. She was a member of the South Liberty United Methodist Church, Rudolph. Mrs Evilsizer was born Jan 27, 1880 in Guernsey County to Mr and Mrs Adams Millhon (Lucinda Rouse). Her husband died in 1950. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs Blanch Hillard, North Baltimore, two Grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 P.M. in the Paden Funeral Home, North Baltimore with rev Thomas Runyon officiating. Burial will be made in Bethel Cemetery, near North Baltimore. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today.


Urbana Citizen Thursday July 21 1977
Mrs Sarah K EVILSIZOR , 80, 1516 Greenwood Ave died in her residence at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday following a prolonged illness. Mrs Evilsizor was born June 4, 1897, a daughter of George W and Fannie Ray JONES . A Life resident of Springfield, she was a past member of the DAR Lodge at Tremont City, and was a member of the Northridge Christian Fellowship church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Richard (Leona) PATTON  and Mrs Edward (Lucille) DRAPE , both of Springfield, and Mrs Harold (Louise ) MITCH of London; a son, John of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Oliver (Susan) HAULMAN  and Mrs Howard (Stella) BAILEY , both of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Arthur, died in August 1976, and a daughter Betty Roberta TREGO , in November 1975. Her body was taken to the Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted there at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Rev Walfred J Fahrer, pastor of the Northridge Christian Fellowship Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Contributions will be made to the Northridge Christian Fellowship Church.


Urbana Citizen Tuesday, July 26, 1977
Mrs Eva I Evilsizor, 73, formerly of South Vienna and St Paris, died unexpectedly at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the home of her brother, Maynard Baker, of 1958 Kite Road, St Paris. She had been making her home in Margate, Fl and was visiting her brother. Mrs Evilsizor was born Sep t8, 1903 in Champaign county, a daughter of William and Rosetta Vallentine Baker. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the South Vienna Methodist church and a former member of the Sylvan Shores Garden Club in South Vienna. She had lived in Florida the last six years. Survivors include her husband, Cletis, whom she married Aug 14, 1923, one son, Louis E of South Vienna; two daughters, Mrs Donald (Carolyn) Walhay of Dayton, and Mrs Howard (Connie)Barammer of Warren; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert and Maynard Baker, both of St Paris; two sisters, Mrs Delbert (Cora) Davidson of Christianburg and Mrs Sturley (Pauline) Archer of Springfield. Three brothers and one sister are deceased. Her body was taken to the Richeson Wickham funeral home where friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening. Services will be conducted there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev Earl Vore, pastor of the South Vienna Methodist church. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at Donnelsville.


El Paso Herald-Post-Monday, October 10, 1997
SP4 Shirley D Evilsizor, U S Army, 27, 506 Dart St, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico, passed away Wednesday in a local hospital. She served in the Army for over 14 months and was a member of Headquarters Company, White Sands Missle range, New Mexico. Survivors; father William Doples, Grenn Cove Spring, Florida; mother Mary E Doples, Springfield South Carolina; guardian Miss Clolla (sic) Hampton of Newman, Flordia. Funeral Services will be at Sierra Chapel, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico Tuesday at 9 A.M. with Chaplin Major D Silver and Capt Robert Hartland officiating. Interment will be in Ft Bliss National Cemetery


Springfield Daily News-Wednesday, October 19, 1977-Pg4
Worden J HUPP
, 97, of Tremont City, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Community Hospital following eight weeks of failing health.He was born Oct 4, 1880 in Tremont City, the son of John T and Alice (ZERKLE) HUPP . He retired from farming in 1946 and was then employed by the Clark County Engineers Department for 10 years. Mr Hupp was a member of the Tremont City United Methodist Church. His first wife, Carrie H(EVILSIZOR) HUPP , died in 1946, and his second wife, Orma (ARMSTRONG) HUPP , died in March 1966. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Charles (Norma) SULTZBACH , two sons, Elwood and Wendell, all of Springfield; five step children, Mrs Ella  KNULL and Mrs Betty THORNTON, both of St Paris and Mrs Ralph Boring, Springfield. Thomas ARMSTRONG  Terre Haute, and Charles ARMSTRONG , Texas; six grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and one sister, Mrs Ida Lorton, with whom he had resided for the past 11 years. His body was taken to the Woods-Algier funeral home where friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday in the charge of the Rev Verdean Owens and the Rev William Ervin. Burial will be in the Mt Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City.


Okawville Times, Janurary 1978
Having been in poor health for some time, Mrs LuEdith Mae Evilsizer, wife of William H Evilsizer of Okawville, entered rest at 4:05 P.M. Friday, january 13, 1978, in the Marka Nursing Home at Mascoutah. She had reached the age of 79 years, one month and 11 days. She was born in Cole County on December 2, 1898, the daughter of John and Zuella Linder, nee Redburn. Her marriage to Mr Evilsizer took place in Belleview on AZpril 1, 1919. They were the parents of six children. Mrs Evilsizer was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and W...Society of Christian Service, Okawville, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxilary Unit No 5596, Okawville. In addition to her husband, William, those mourning her passing are her children, William N Evilsizer and wife Mary and Clyde A Evilsizer and wife Leona of Mascoutah, Donld R Evilsizor and wife Mary Lou of Cypress City, Calif, Maxine Kuykendall and husband Don of La Puente, Calif, Norman Evilsizer and wife Margaret of Chaske, Minn; one brother, Edward Linder, Mattoon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by on daughter Louise; a sister, Jennie Lawhorn, and two brothers, Jessee and Frank. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at the Moll Funeral Home in Okawville. Her pastor, Rev Orlando Brakemeyer, conducted the last rites; Mrs Alice Miller served as organist and Warren Steig was the vocalist. She was laid to rest in Masonic Cemetery at Nashville with the following serving as pallbearers; Paul welker, Adolph Rockaman, Elmer Ellerbusch, Viles Schwankhaus, Mac McCowan and Edw Madal.


Springfield Daily News,Tuesday, March 21, 1978, Pg 4
Richard F SEELENBINDER ,
63, of 2039 Old Coach Rd, died at 10:50 a.m., Monday in University Hospital Columbus. He was born in Springfield, June 7, 1914, a son of Herman and Matilda (RISKIE) SEELENBINDER . He retired in 1975 from Cooper Energy Services, and was a member of St Johns Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; a son, Fred of Baltimore, six brothers, George, Arthur, Robert and Clifford, all of Springfield, Carl of Elington, Florida, and Emil of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs Mollie WAHN , Springfield, Mrs Bertha HOOVER , Dayton, and Mrs Marie CRADLER , Spring Valley, Ohio; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jackson Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted there at 10 a.m. Thursday by the Rev Kay M Gleaser and Randall Peters. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.


Springfield Daily News Sunday March 26, 1978
Mrs Bessie Marie EVILSIZOR , 83, of 725 W High St, died Saturday at 7:41 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center. Mrs Evilsizor was born in New Carlisle on Dec 13, 1894, a daughter of Charles and Ariabelle (NOEL) PLANTZ . She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert and a daughter. She was a member of the Maiden Lane Church of God and its Woman's Bible Class. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Willard (Donna Louise) BAKER and Mrs Roger (Norma Lee) GRIEST , both of Springfield, and Mrs Grover (Phyliss Eileen) PENDLETON of Grove City; three sisters, Mrs Charlotte ROBINSON  of Springfield, Mrs Thelma SWNGER of Urbana and Mrs Elender BAKER of Decatur, Georgia; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her body will lie in state Tuesday in the Maiden Lane Church of God for two hours preceding funeral services there at 2 p.m., the RevRalph Hatch and Ward McFarland will officiate. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery, the Richards Memorial home is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Christian Endeavor Fund of the Maiden Lane Church of God's Woman's Bible Class.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Sept 1, 1978

Mrs Opal B Everingham, 65, of 215 N Kenton St, Urbana, a lifelong Champaign Countian and retired employee of Ewing's Cafeteria, was found dead in her residence Thursday afternoon. She had been in ill health several months. Born Nov 11, 1912, Mrs Everingham was a daughter of David and Bertha (Evilsizor) Hurst. She was a member of the Senior Citizens of Urbana and attended the Urbana Friends Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs James (Margaret) Beatty of St Paris; a step son, Charles Everingham of DeGraff; two aunts, Mrs Ruth Kesler and Mrs Lula Mansfield, both of Urbana; two nieces and a nephew. Her husband, Freeman, died in 1960. Services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday in the Walter Funeral Home by the Rev Donald Kensler, pastor of the Urbana Friends Church, and burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5-9 P.M.


Springfield Daily News Monday Sept 11,1978
Urbana Man Dies While Playing Golf
Paul L Harvey, 66, of 136 Madison Ave, collapsed while playing golf at the Urbana Country Club and was dead on arrival at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Hospital. He was born Feb 11, 1912, in Bavonia, a son of Archie B and Ethel Evilsizor Harvey. He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church, Harmony Lodge No 8 F & AM, Urbana Chapter 34, Urbana Council No 59 and Raper Commandery No19. He also was a member of Scottish Rite and Antioch Shrine. For the last 20 years he was owner and operator of Urbana Cartage. Before that he was a self-employed farmer. Survivors include his wife, Minnie J; a son, Charles L of Urbana; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs H K (Dorothy) Montgomery of Dayton and a brother, the Rev William R Harvey of Manitowac, Wisc. His body was taken to the Walter funeral home, Urbana, Where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Kingscreek cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Urbana Paramedics.


Springfield Daily News-Saturday, Jan 13, 1979, Pg 8
Lloyd Warren "Buss" STRATTON,  
76, of 5900 Old Clifton Rd, died at 5:25 a.m. Friday in Community Hospital following seven weeks of serious illness. He was born August 2, 1902 in Clark County, a son of John and Mary May (CRABILL) STRATTON  He retired in 1966 from International Harvester, where he was employed for 23 ½ years as an outside storekeeper. He was a member of Fielding lodge No 192, F an AM, South Charleston. Survivors include his wife, Nellie E, to whom he was married 54 years; two sons, Lloyd F of Springfield, and Charles E of North Hampton; two daughters, Ms Barbara Mae DUNCAN , and Mrs Howard (Ruth) GILETTE of Lebanon,Tenn; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two step great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs George (Edith) KNAUBB of Springfield and Mrs Forest (Ermalee) NOWLIN of Phoenix, Arizona; one step-sister, Mrs Harley (Meda) BEAVER of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Woods-Algier Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there at 10:30 a.m. Monday by the Rev Randall Peters, associate pastor of St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr Donald Kyles Medical Center, Cedarville, or Emergency Squad No 95.


Urbana Citizen Monday, Feb 19, 1979
Mrs Clair Stella Evilsizor 80, 588 Boyce St, Urbana, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday at the Champaign county nursing home where she was a [patient since September. She was born Dec 9, 1898, in Mad River township, the daughter of W J and Elcena Loudenback Zerkle. She was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church. Mrs Evilsizor had been a resident of Urbana for the past 17 years. Prior to that she and her husband had farmed on Stoney Creek Rd. She is survived by her husband Clair, whom she married June 20, 1918. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs Harold (Garnet) Markley of St Paris; three sons, Donald of Rosewood, Roland of Terre Haute and Paul of Hortonville, Wisc; 19 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs Clement (Evelyn) Overholser of Springfield and Mrs Theodore Zelma Neese of St Paris and a brother Byford Zerkle of St Paris. A son, Marvin, preceded her in death in 1976. A Daughter Dorothy is also deceased. Services will be held in the Walter Funeral Home with the Rev Albert Briggs of Terre Haute United Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call at the Walter funeral home Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 22, 1979
Pallbearers were
Todd, Kenneth, Danny and Tim and Tom Evilsizor and Delbert Markley


Urbana Citizen, Wednesday, February 21, 1979
Charley BUCK
, 88, of 8504 Hite Rd, West Liberty, died at his residence Wednesday at 8:45 A.M. He was born May 30, 1890, in Champaign county the son of Joseph and Arlena (BARKER) BUCK. A retired farmer, BUCK also worked for the New York Central Railroad. He married Mary E McDONALD in 1930. She died in 1975. His survivors include one son, Joe R BUCK of West Liberty; one step-son, Charles ROTROFF of Ormond Beach, Fl, seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one brother, Ralph of Rosewood. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, West Liberty. He was also a member of IOOF Lodge No 96, West Liberty for 65 years. Services will be held Saturday at 1:30.p.m. at the Kauffman Funeral Home, West Liberty. The Rev Thomas Marlin will officiate with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Friday.


Urbana Citizen Saturday March 17, 1979
Mary E Evilsizor, 81, formerly of 1309 Campground Rd, Urbana, died Friday at 8:15 p.m. in the Urbana Care Center. She was born Oct 12, 1897 in Miami County, the daughter of William and Nora Erwin Comer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and former Member of Rebecca Lodge No 188, Daughters of America and the Cheer-up Club. She and her husband moved to their Urbana address at the time of their marriage 58 years ago and lived there ever since. She is survived by her husband, Luther; two daughters, Mrs Charles (Elizabeth) Boyer of Tremont City and Mrs Roger (Becky) Watson of Urbana; one son, Charles William Evilsizor, Freehold, NJ; one brother, Russell Comer, Casstown, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.Monday at the Hollingshead Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Dr. Russell Jones, Baptist Church of Akron will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Urbana Citizen Wednesday March 21, 1979
Pallbearers were
Jerry Evilsizor, Jeffrey Watson, Todd Watson, Greg Boyer , Don Troyer and Roger Wallace.


Springfield Daily News-Wednesday, April 11, 1979, Pg7
Claude Dewalt BROWN ,
61, of 580 Washington Ave, was dead on arrival at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memrial Hospital. He was born Novemebr 1, 1917 in Champaign County, the son of Claude and Almira (EVILSIZOR) BROWN . For the past 15 years he was employed at Plastic Research in urbana. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs William (Margaret) BAKER  of Urabana, Mrs Paul (Edna) SWISHER , New Philadelphia; a brother, Myron E of Urbana and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Friday in the Walter Funeral Home in Urbana with the Rev Wilbur Riley, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Oak dale Cemetery. friends may call at the funerals home Thursday 3-5 adn 7-9 p.m.


Springfield Daily News, Thursday, April 12, 1979-Pg13

Dallas HATMAKER , 60, 9of 208 E Main St, Tremont City, died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Medical Center following three years of failing health. He was born Oct 22, 1918 in Jacksboro, TN, a son of Samuel and Bertha HATMAKER He had been employed as a machinist for 21 years at the Elliott Co, retiring in 1976. Mr Hatmaker was a veteran of World War II having served with the U S Army and was a member of Junior OUAM Champion Council No 2. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, a daughter, Sandra Kay HARNESS , New Carlisle; two sons, James of Springfield and Kenneth at home; his mother of Oakridge Tenn; two brothers, James of Oakridge, Tenn, and Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn; two grandsons; two nephews and one niece. A brother EVERETT, DIED IN 1941. His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and where Junior OUAM services will be at 8 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday in charge of the Rev Orville Cruea. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery


Springfield Daily News-Mon July 16, 1979, Pg10
Jesse E ROACH
, 91, of 5328 Penny Pike, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday in his residence after six weeks of serious illness. He was born Oct 3, 1887, a son of William and Elizabeth OVERHOLSER. He was a retired farmer and a well known woodcutter. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Terre Haute in Champaign County. Survivors include his wife Dorothy  (CLINE) ROACH  a son, Everett of Springfield; two step-daughters, Mrs Edward (Laura) TRINNEER  of Rockledge, Fla, and Mrs Janet  SLOUGH of Urbana; a step-son, Donald FLETCHER  of Indialantic, Fla; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. His first wife, Lola, and a daughter, Mrs Mildred SINCLAIR , are dead. Hid body was taken to Littleton's Funeral Home, where arrangements are pending.


Urbana Citizen July 18, 1979
Quincey- Chad Alan Evilsizor, 3 day old son of Ted and Deborah Landers Evilsizor, 312 Yost St, died at 3:50 p.m. Monday in Childrens Medical Center, Dayton. He was born July 13 in Sidney Hospital. Surviving besides his parents are a sister Amanda Lou; maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Robert Landers of Urbana; maternal great grandparents, Mr and Mrs Harold Neer of Urbana; paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Jack Evilsizor of Qincey, formerly of Champaign county; and several aunts and uncles.


The Pentagraph, Bloomington, IL- Feb 13, 1980
Ruth C Evelsizer,
76, of 1201 N Roosevelt Avenue, died ar Brokaw Hospital at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday. Her funeral will be at 1:p.m. Thursday at Metzler Memorial Home. Dr Richard M Newhall officiating. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8- p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. She was born Jan 15, 1904, at Woodbine, a daughter of Albert and Carla Winter   Thomas. She married Melvin G Evelsizer on June 21, 1930 at Galena. He survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Patti Olson, RR3 and Karen Lambert, Kankakee; one son Thomas C, 705 Broadmore Dr; one brother, MM Thomas, Tacoma, Wash, 11 grandchildren, and one great garanddaughter. She was preceded in death by a brother. She was a member of the Dale Township Homemakers Extension Association. She was formerly a teacher at Jefferson School, and a private tutor. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Model-Paris Launderers & Cleaners, retiring in 1972. Memorials may be made to St Jude's Midwest Affiliate, Peoria, or a charity of the donor's choice.


Springfield Daily News, Saturday, July 5, 1980, Pg10
Alpha Faulkner, Ex_Commissioner, Dead at 88
Alpha C Faulkner,
88, of 4222 Ohio 55 died at 4:05 p.m. Friday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Faulkner, a Champaign County farmer who served as a Champaign County commissioner between 1952 and 1960, was born in Mad River Township on June 11, 1892, the son of Charles and Joanna Jenkins Faulkner. He was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church and had served as a member of the Mad River township board of education. Survivors include his wife, Lolita Randall Faulkner; five daughters; Mrs Lester (Edna) Shaffer, Mrs Russell (Zelpha) Arnold and Mrs Charles (Frances) Laughman, all of Urbana; and Mrs Leah Ludlow and Mrs Guy (Lillian) Parrott, both of St Paris; five sons, Elden, Herbert, Richard, Donald and Nelson, all of Urbana; four sisters, Mrs Goldie Neer of Torrance, CA, Mrs Teresa Duncan of Kalamazoo, Mich; Mrs Harold (Mildred) Neer of Urbana and Mrs Clarence (Nellie) Urb of Springfield; three brothers, Lloyd of Lima,O; George of Bellefontaine, and Howard of Urbana; three step-sons, George Randall of Belle Center, Harold Randall of Delaware, O., and Jay Randall. He also leaves 32 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and nine step-great grandchildren. His first wife, Edith Evilsizor, died in July 1967; a brother, a grandchild and a step grandchild also are deceased. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday in the Walter Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Terre Haute United Methodist Church by the Rev Albert Briggs, pastor, and the Rev Elton Moose. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. The family has requested that memorials in his name may be made to the Urbana Lions Club or the Lee Ludlow Memorial Fund in St Paris.


Arlington Citizen Journal, August 29, 1980
Clarence Arnold Evilsizer,
65, of Arlington, passed away Sunday. He had been an Arlington resident most of his life. Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m. at Emerald Hills Cemetery. Evilsizer is survived by his wife, Mildred Evilsizer, Arlington; daughters, Delores Clark, Gorman, Cheryl Haile, Arlington and two daughters of Missouri; stepson, E P Reaves; sons, Don Evilsizer, Fort Worth and Charles Evilsizer, Richard and Lewis Evilsizer, all of Arlinton.; 13 grandchildren adn two great granddaughters.


Urbana Citizen Monday Sept 29, 1980
Robert Evilsizor, 51, of 720 S Walnut St, died at 10:a.m. Sunday in Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana. An Urbana resident most of his life, he was born Aug 18, 1929 in Champaign County, a son of Emil and Ida Turnmire Evilsizor. He was a former employee of Warehouse Transportation, Urbana, and McLean Trucking, Columbus. He was a member of the Urbana Freewill Baptist Church and the Moose Lodge. He served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, the former Juanita Riggins; two daughters, Mrs Dennis (Teresa) Carney, St Paris and Kimberly K, at home; two sons, Kenneth E and Robert L, both of Urbana; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Richard (Grace) Wheeler of London; one brother, Eugene of Urbana; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Walter funeral home, Urbana by the Rev Roger Childers of the Freewill Baptist church. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m.


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday October 6, 1980
Mrs Willliam (Eleanor) Evilsizor, 71, of 3664 W Rt 36, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Urbana Care Center. A resident of the area most of her life, she was born in Clark County, Feb 16, 1909, the daughter of James and Martha Schmele Brown. Survivors include her husband, William V Evilsizor; a daughter, Mrs Roger (Patricia) Bishop of Urbana; a son, Vernon of Urbana; her mother, Mrs Martha Brown, in the care center; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Bessie Szabo of Dayton; two brothers; James Brown of Urbana; and Maurice Brown of Bellefontaine. Three brothers are dead. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Walter funeral home with the Rev Donald Kensler, of Urbana Friends Church officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens. Calling hours are from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.


Urbana Daily Citizen Wednesday March 18, 1981
IRWIN- Ralph F Evilsizor, 75, Spain St, Irwin, died at his home at 6:30 a.m. today following two years of illness. He was born in Champaign county July 29, 1905, the son of Ervin and Mary Haney Evilsizor. He was an employee of the Wickham Piano Plate Company in Springfield. He retired in 1969 after 35 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Harriett Walke Evilsizor; five sons; Paul and James of Springfield; Roger of Urbana; Donald of Irwin and Harold, serving in the United States Navy; four daughters, Mrs Harold (Elouise) Rogers of Troy; Mrs Westly (Irene) Howell of Sanford NC; Mrs Kenneth (Bernice) Baker of Irwin; one brother Clyde of Urbana; two sisters, Mrs Edna Powell of Urbana and Mrs Edith Hope of Marysville; fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A son, Ralph died in 1969. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Skillman Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Burial will be in the Millford Center Cemetery. The Rev Ben Snyder will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday.


Urbana Daily Citizen Friday, March 27, 1981
Loren H Evilsizor, 79, of 326 N High St, Urbana, died Thursday at 9:35 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center, where he had been a patient one month. Born Feb 27, 1902, in Champaign county, he was a son of Verna and Lizzie Crabill Evilsizor. A Lifelong resident of the county, he farmed for 21 years, moving into Urbana in 1943. He worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Grimes Manufacturing and United Board and Carton, where he retired in 1967. He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Eunice; two sons, Harry of New Carlisle and Edward of Urbana; one brother; William of Christianburg; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Hollinghead Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Urbana United Methodist Church by the Rev Carl Robinson and Rev Lawrence Kreps. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Memorial tributes can be made to the Cancer Society.
Monday, March 30, 1981
Pallbearers were Larry, Ronald, Dennis, Bruce, Kurt and Brett Evilsizor, all grandsons.


Temple, Texas 8/28/1981

Marvin H Evilsizer Jr , 41, Temple, Texas, formerly of Prairie Village, died Thursday at the home. He was born in Kansas City and had lived in Temple eight years. Mr Evilsizer was a merchandise manager for Sears Roebuck & Co in Temple. He was a member of the Village united Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village. He was graduated from Baker University, Baldwin, Kan, and had attended the University of Kansas. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Alpha Kappa Phi business fraternity. He was an air force veteran. He leaves his wife, Mrs Patricia Ann Evilsizer, and two daughters, Miss Kellie Ann Evilsizer and Miss Stacie Lee Evilsizer, all of the home. ; his mother Mrs Mildred Evilsizer, Prarie Village; two brothers, James C Evilsizer, Englewood, Colo; and Robert C Evilsizer, Overland park, KS; and his maternal grandmother Mrs Edith Cahill, Shawnee. Services and burial will be Saturday in Temple. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Bell County Cancer Society, Temple


Urbana Citizen Tuesday September 8, 1981
St Paris- Two St Paris residents were killed while a third remains in "serious" condition after a car-truck accident on Rt 36 just west of St Paris, Friday at 8:50 p.m... Gail R Springer, 34 , 109 Rupolo St and Teresa Lou Evilsizor, 23, of the Coral Courts trailer court, were killed in the accident. Russell Lauderback, also St Paris was listed in "Serious" condition this morning in the intensive care unit of Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. The driver of the semi-truck, James Henderson, 38, of Columbus, and his co-driver, Thomas E Langiven, 29, of Lockbourne, Ohio, were not hurt in the accident. According to the Champaign county Sheriff's report, Springer was attempting to pass the semi, but after observing oncoming traffic attempted to drop back into the eastbound lane behind the truck but then drove into the back end of the truck. Henderson said his truck was traveling 35 to 40 mph when he was struck in the rear by the auto, apparently at a high rate of speed. The autopsy reports are not yet complete. Miss Evilsizor was born Oct 29, 1957 in Urbana, the daughter of Clyde and Mary Lou Aultman Evilsizor. She was a member of the Grace Baptist church, and a 1977 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Mrs John (Patricia) Miller and Mrs Herb (Ivy) Miller, both of Cable, and Mrs Crystal Wheeland of Urbana; three brothers, William and David both of Urbana, and Jeff stationed in Yuma, Arizona with the U S Marine Corps; her maternal grandmother, Mrs Mildred Aultman of Mutual; paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Clyde Evilsizor, Sr of Urbana; several AUNTS AND UNCLES; AND THREE NEPHEWS AND ONE NIECE. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Walter funeral home, where services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev Dr Ray L Kaffenbarger, pastor of Grace Baptist Church will officiate.


Urbana Citizen Thursday September 10, 1981
Service for Teresa Lou Evilsizor, 23 , who died Friday night in a car-truck accident on Rt 36, just west of St Paris, were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Walter funeral home. The Rev Dr Ray Kaffenbarger officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. The pallbearers were
Leonard Austin, Roger Frazier, Rodney Rittenhouse, Charles Hillenbrand, William Ropp and Lewis Minnich.


Urbana Citizen Sept 1982
Former commissioner Minard Evilsizor dies
Minard I Evilsizer, 72, a former Champaign County commissioner, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Mr Evilsizor, 3645 Middle Urbana Rd, served for two terms as a Champaign County commissioner, from 1950 to 1958. He was born in Champaign county, July 11, 1910, the son of Charles I and Rosa Spahr Evilsizer. He was a member of the Bowlusville United Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of the Harmony Lodge 8, Free and Accepted Masons. Other memberships include Chapter 34, Council 59 and Raper Commandery 19, Antioch Shrine of Dayton and the Magrew Knights of Pythias Lodge in Westville. He was a past patron of Urbana Chapter, Order of Eastern Star 530. He was a member of the Board of the AAA Champaign Auto Club and was a 1930 graduate of Urbana Local High School. He spent most of his adult life as a Champaign County farmer and was a representative of the Clark County farmers Mutual Insurance Co, of which he was president of the board at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife Genevieve Parady Evilsizor; a daughter Mrs Wesley (Barbara Jane) Vanscoy, of LaRue, Ohio; three sons, Charles of Urbana, James of Winchester, Ohio, and David of Woodburn, Indiana; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A brother is deceased. The body will be taken to the Bowlusville United Methodist Church one hour prior to the time of services. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev Ian Bisset, pastor of the church, officiating. Friends may call at the Walter funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. Harmony Lodge will hold services there at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Bowlusville United Methodist Church or to Burns Hospital, in care of Champaign County Shrine Club.
Saturday, September 11, 1982
Pallbearers were
Mike, Bryan and Steve Evilsizer, Bill Vanscoy, Jerry Edwards, Tom Hurlihy, and Bill and Donald Topp

IN MEMORIAM of Minard I Evisizor
Whereas the Master who controls our destinies has called our beloved Minard I Evilsizor to his side and
Whereas this giant among men has served faithfully on the Board of this organization for many years; and
Whereas he has been a member of this Club for thirty-three years; and
Whereas his interest, vision and good judgement contributed greatly to the progress and success of this organization; and
Whereas we shall desperately miss sharing his rare wit and good counsel; therefore;
Be it resolved by the Board of Advisors in meeting here assembled our expression of sympathy to "Tiny's" beloved family, to the community he served well and to all, far and wide, who were privileged to know him.
By order of the Board of Advisors, AAA


Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, October 12, 1981
Ivan M Evilsizor, 68, 1350 Moorefield RD, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Medical Center following a two year illness. A 32 year employee of the International Harvester Co, he retired in 1979. He was born April 13, 1913 in Champaign county, a son of C Irvin and Rosa Ann Spahr Evilsizor. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a brother, Minard Evilsizor of Urbana, and several nieces , nephews and cousins. He was a member of Bowlusville United Methodist Church and United Auto Workers Local 402. . His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery at West Liberty.


Urbana Citizen, Wednesday, December 2, 1981
Miss Martha L Evilsizor, 57, of 813 W Court St, Urbana, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in her home. She was born Sept 21, 1924, in Champaign county, a daughter of Cecil P and Mary Etta Evilsizor. She is survived by a brother, Kenneth E, Urbana, a niece and a nephew. Her father died in 1962 and her mother in 1972, and a sister in 1960. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Walter funeral home , Urbana, by the Rev Charles Jenkins of Plain City. Burial will be in East Liberty Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Dec 4, 1981
Pallbearers were
Richard Jackson, Jerry Lyons, Harold J King, Jim Mason, William King and Richard King


Springfield News-Sun, Sunday, Feb 14, 1982, Pg 7C

Bernice Agnes HOBERTY , 75, of 4112 Hominy Ridge Rd, died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday in Mercy Medical Center. She was born Jan 20, 1907 in Mutual, OH, the daughter of Leroy and Ethel (ANDERSON) SNYDER . Survivors include six daughters, Mrs Marley (Joan) LACEY and Mrs William (Dorothy) MILLER, both of Springfield, Mrs Jack (Jean) TAYLOR of Cincinnati, Mrs Dale (Shirley) JENKINS  of Medway, Mrs Jack (Bonnie) KIRCHBAUM of Ft Myers, Fla, and Mrs John (Susie) SWOPE  of New haven, Ind; five sons, Clement HOBERTY<  Jr and James A HOBERTY , both of Springfield, Charles HOBERTY of Indianapolis, Jack HOBERTY  of Ft Myers, Fla and Steve HOBERTY  of Urbana; 31 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her husband, Clement HOBERTY , Sr died in 1970. A daughter, two grandchildren and four brothers also are deceased. She was the last of her immediate family. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home by the Rev Richard A Smith. Burial will be in Terre haute Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the German Township paramedics.


Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, Mar 3, 1982, Pg15
Carey GATTEN ,
70, of 234 Dayton Ave, formerly of Urbana, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Community Hospital. He was born Feb 19, 1910, in Champaign County, a son of Richard E and Lilly (MCCLAVE) GATTEN  He was retired from Mercy Memoiral Hospital and was a member of Harmony Lodge No 8, F&AM. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs Theodore (Edith) ERSKINE , Springfield; and Mrs Melvin (Ruby) REED, Urbana; three brothers, Carroll, Springfield, Ronald and Vernon, both of Urbana; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Millard and Gerald are deceased. His body was taken to the Walter funeral home, Urbana, where friends may call form 7-9 p.m. Thursday and where lodge services will be at 8:30 p.m. Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Friday in charge of the Rev Carl Robinson, pastor of the Urbana United Methodist church. Burial will be in the Oak Dale Cemetery.


Urbana Citizen Monday, Sept 27, 1982
Mrs Clyde (Ivy) Evilsizor, Sr, 72, of 3676 Valley Pike, Urbana, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in her residence, following an extended illness. She was born June 12, 1910 in Champaign County, the daughter of William and Samantha J Lee Russell. She is survived by her husband, Clyde; two daughters, Mrs James (Mary) Johnson of Urbana and Mrs Carl (Charlotte) Albert of Galion; three sons, Clyde Jr of Mutual, James of Williamstown, NJ and Fred of Urbana; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren; and one brother, Ora Russell of Urbana. Three brothers, one sister, and two granddaughters are deceased. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Walter Funeral home, with the Rev Forest Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Thursday, Sept 30, 1982
Pallbearers were David , William and Terry Evilsizor, Darryl Johnson, Robert Eubanks and Donny Russell


Springfield News-Sun, Friday, December 17, 1982
Henry G CONLEY
, 65, formerly of Springfield, died in Walter Reed Hospital on Nov 29th. He was born March 16, 1917. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, member of VFW. Survivors include his son, Phillip, a daughter, Linda STANALAND,  both of Bradenton,FL; three sisters, Celia Mechlin, Gladys DUTY,  both of Bradenton, FL; Catherine WATSON, Springfield; three brothers, Herman CONLEY, Bradenton, Fl, Victor CONLEY, Delhi, CA, Fay CONLEY, Holmes Beach, FL. Burial in Arlington Cemetery Dec 1st with full military honors.


Springfield News Sunday May 22, 1983
Luther Evilsizor, 86, formerly of 1309 Campground Rd, Urbana, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday in Mercy Medical Center where he had been a patient for one day. He was born in Thackery, Ohio, May 7, 1897, a son of Charles and Ida Edmondson Evilsizor, a was a life long area resident. He was a retired farmer and horseman. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs William (Elizabeth ) Boyer, Tremont City, and Mrs Roger (Betty) Watson, Urbana; one son, William, Freehold, NJ; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Hollingshead funeral home, Urbana, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev William Ford, campus pastor of the Springfield Christian Schools, officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.


Springfield News Thursday May 26, 1983
Urbana- Mrs Clyde Mary Lu Evilsizor, 50, of 5877 E Ohio 29, died Tuesday evening in University Hospital, Columbus. Body to Walter funeral home; visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday; services at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Friday May 27, 1983
The Rev William Scarle of the First Baptist Church officiated, with burial in Fairview cemetery, Mutual. Pallbearers were
Donnie Routt, Robert Stanley, Melby Ober, Mike Botts, Roger Frazier and Robert Reed


Springfield News-Sun Sunday, June 19, 1983
Clarence Russell EVILSIZOR , 57, of Sturgis, Michigan, a former resident of Springfield, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in Sturgis. Calling hours are 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the Foglesong Funeral Home, Sturgis, where services will be conducted at 1:30.p.m.


Urbana Daily Citizen-Saturday May 12, 1984
Services for Daniel N Evilsizor, 41, of 301 W Church St, Apt 1, Urbana, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Walter Funeral Home. Mr Evilsizor died at 3:06 a.m. Friday in a motorcycle accident in Columbus. Calvin Rowland will officiate at the service. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr Evilsizor was born August 30, 1942, a son of Dorothy (McConnehea) Evilsizor, who survives, and Grover Evilsizor. A Navy veteran, he owned and operated Evilsizor's home securities. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Knights of Pythias Lodge of Westville, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Also surviving are his wife, Martha (Bailey) Evilsizor; a son David Nathan, III, at home; a daughter, Julia Ann, at home; five sisters; Florence Laughlin of Sidney and Betty Littreal, Jean Rowland, Marjorie Adkins, and Eleanore Nichols, all of Urbana; and three brothers, Richard R, David and Joseph, all of Urbana


Springfield News Sun- Wednesday, June 20,. 1984-Pg15
Robert Bodey BARGER,  
76 of 7935 Troy Rd, died Monday, June 18 at 2:30 P.M. in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Champaign County on October 12, 1907, a son of James M and Margaret (BODEY) BARGER . He was preceeded in death by three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Edra Catherine (EVILSIZOR) BARGER after 57 years of marriage; two daughters, Carol COY, Houston Texas, Patricia BARGER, Springfield; six grandchildren, Jeff COY , San Antonio, TX, Noel COY , Austin, TX, Tracy, Kim, Natalie RECTOR, Springfield, Ted RECTOR , serving in the US Navy, stationed in San Diego, Calif, several nieces and nephews. He had retired from International Harvester Corp after 45 years of service. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, North Hampton, the A.A.R.P, and the Elderly United. The Rev John Wilson from the First Christian Church and Ward McFarland from the First Church of god will officiate. Services will be held at the jackson-Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home, Thursday at 1:30 P.M. Visiting hours will be in the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Terre haute Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Pike Township paramedics.

Urbana Daily Citizen Monday July 16, 1984
MARGATE, FLA - Cletus R Evilsizor, 80, of 129 S Cortez Dr, Margate, a former resident of St Paris and South Vienna, died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday in the Tamarac Convalescent Center, Tamarac, Fla following an extended illness. He was born October 1, 1903 in Campaign county, the son of Oren and Lilly Lee Linebaugh Evilsizor. He was a farmer and a member of the South Vienna Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna (Grey) Evilsizor; one son, Lewis E, of South Vienna; two daughters, Mrs Donald (Carolyn) Walhay of Tucson, Arizona and Mrs Howard (Connie) Brammer of Warren; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; five brothers, Harold of DeGraff, Clement of Ft Pierce, FL, Robert of Springfield, Virgil of Venice, Fla, and Cecil of St Paris; and two sisters, Mrs Mabel Bishop and Mrs Gaylord (Betty) Terrell, both of Urbana. His first wife, the former Eva Irene Baker, died July 24, 1977. A brother and two sisters are also deceased. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Richeson Wickham funeral home, St Paris, with the Rev Albert Young officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday for 2-5 and 6-9 and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.


Springfield News-Sun, Monday, July 23, 1984, Pg 13
Gaylord P Terrell,
69, of 471 Gwynne St, Urbana, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 1984, in his residence. He was born December 4, 1914 in Champaign County, a son of Harley and Bertha (Loffer) Terrell. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church, Urbana, and had retired due to disability from the Howard Paper Company. Survivors include his wife, Betty (Evilsizor) Terrell; three daughters, Mrs Robert (Nancy) Trimble, Davison, MI; Mrs Larry (Dixie) Bodey, Springfield, and Mrs William (Sharon) Borland, Urbana; one son, Rick, Urbana; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Garner Calland, Rosewood, and Mrs Thelma Mohr, a patient at Heartland of Urbana. Three brothers are deceased. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 in the Walter Funeral Home, Urbana. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Freewill Baptist Church or to the Hospice Program of Mercy Memorial Hospital.


Urbana Citizen Monday, August 27, 1984
New Carlisle- Pauline M Evilsizor, 62, of 9692 New Carlisle Pike, died Sunday morning in her residence. She was born March 12, 1922 in Green county, the daughter of Benami and Caroline Bausman Hebble. Mrs Evilsizor was a 1940 graduate of Christianburg-Jackson School. Survivors include her husband, Harry R; three sons, Larry of Centerville, Ronald of Lima and Dennis of Kettering; one daughter, Mrs James (Cheryl) Ferrier of Greeley, PA; and seven grandchildren. A sister, Helen Hebble died in 1977. Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Trostel-Chapman funeral home, New Carlisle, with the Rev William Kidwell officiating. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Hipple Research Laboratory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Springfield News-Sun, Friday, December 28, 1984, Pg 13
Mabel V Bishop,
82, formerly of 136 E Ward St, Urbana, died Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Champaign Nursing Home. Born in Champaign County, Ohio, January 8, 1902, as duaghter of Oren and Lilly (linebaugh) Evilsizor. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs Gaylord (Betty) Terrell of Urbana; four brothers, Harold Ebilsizor of DeGraff, Robert of Springfield, Cecil of St Paris, and Virgil of Venice, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Bishop in 1958. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9- p.m. at the Hollingshead Funeral Home, urbana where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the rev Robert Trimble of Flint, MI officiating. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery


Urbana Daily Citizen Wednesday, January 9, 1985
Bellefontaine- James Edward Evilsizor, Jr, 26, 137 N Stanley St, died Tuesday morning at Mary Rutan Hospital. He was born March 15, 1958, the son of James Edward and Kathryn (Scott) Evilsizor. He married Peggy Edwards, June 11, 1982. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Kathryn Evilsizor of Lakeview; two stepsons, Paul Jeffrey Levingston of North Carolina and Eric Abraham Levingston at home; two brothers, John of Bellefontaine AND Patrick of Lakeview; three sisters, Mrs Marvin (Vicki) Kerr of DeGraff, Mrs Mark (Pamela) Berry of Belle Center and Jacqueline Matthews of Bellefontaine; maternal grandparents, Mrs Finley Scott of Bellefontaine; and paternal grandfather, John York of Zanesfield. He attended the First Church of God of Bellefontaine and worked at DAB in Bellefontaine. Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Church of God, with Pastor Gary Swogger officiating. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Cemetery, Westville. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Eicholtz funeral home and Friday one hour before services at the church. The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.


Urbana Citizen, Feb 5, 1985
Melvin C. Reed

61, of 307 Jefferson Ave. Urbana died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. He was born in St. Paris on September 24,1923, a son of Clarence and Ruth (Evilsizor)Reed. He was a member of the First Presyterian Church and was a vetern of World War II. For 35 years he was self employed as a Masonry Contractor. Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Gatten)Reed; two daughters, Mrs. John M. (Sharon)Cromwell, ans Mrs. Philp(Patti)Cotrell of Pembrock Pines,Fl; six grandchildren,Kathy, Wendy and Steve Cromwell, Stacey, Jennifer and Abigail Cotrell. A sister, Mrs. Jack (Glenna) Wiltheiss, of Valley City, Ohio; two brothers, Harold and Russell, both of St. Paris. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Walter Funeral Home with Rev. David Fleming officiating. Burial in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County.


Springfield News-Sun Tuesday Feb 26, 1985
J Elwood HUPP , 81, of 2432 Hillsdale Avenue, Springfield, OH, died at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 1985, in Community Hospital following several years of failing health. He was born in Tremont City, October 29, 1903, a son of Worden J and Carrie (EVILSIZOR) HUPP. He was a retired traffic manager of Champion Chemical Company retiring in 1973, after 20 years of service. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife, Mildred L to whom he had been married for 38 years; one daughter, Mrs Roger (Winona) ENSLOW, Titusville, Fla; two grandchildren, Christopher and Tracey ENSLOW , Titusville, Fl; one sister, Mrs Charles (Norma) SULTZBACH , Springfield; one brother Wendell, Springfield; several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Woods-Allgier funeral home where friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev Bruce Peterson, Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt Calvary Cemetery, Tremont.


Springfield News-Sun, Tuesday, August 6, 1985- Pg 13
Theodore SHEETS, Jr,
65 of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where he was a resident since 1955, died from a brain tumor, Sunday, August 4th in his residence. He was born in Springfield, a son of Theodore and Alice  (WHITE) (EVILSIZOR) SHEETS of Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Lucille B (BRADLEY) SHEETS ; two sons, Randall H, Orange, CA, David C, Cleveland Heights; two grandsons, Randy and Daniel. Mr Sheets graduated from Springfield Public Schools and Ohio State University in 1942 with a Science Degree. He was also a leader in Chemical Consulting and Marketing Industry. Known world wide for his market studies on Enzymology and Membrane Technology. He was a member of the American Marketing Assoc, American Assoc for the advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Research Assoc, Ohio State university Alumni Assoc, and a long time member of the Church of the Savior United Methodist, Cleveland Heights, OH. Grave side services at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Springfield, OH


Springfield News Sunday December 15, 1985
Herman Evilsizor, 85, of 215 Henry St, Urbana, died Friday afternoon in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. He was born in Champaign county March 25, 1900. The son of Emery and Elizabeth (Kite) Evilsizor, he was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church and was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Virgie (Brown) Evilsizor, a son and daughter-in-law, Merlyn and Wanetall Evilsizor, of St Paris. A daughter, Marie, died in 1959. Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Walter funeral home, Urbana, with Pastor William Diehm officiating. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


Springfield Daily News, Monday, January 6, 1986
Rosanna Marie Evilsizor, 3 months, of 1087 East Lawn Avenue, Urbana, died unexpectedly Sunday in her residence. She was born in Springfield October 4, 1985, a daughter of Daniel and Melissa (Schade) Evilsizor, both of whom survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Jessica and Whitney, a brother, Bradley all at home; Maternal grandparents Ed and Rebecca Schade of St Paris; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather Helen and Kenneth Knight of Urbana; maternal great grandmothers Jennie Prince, New Carlisle and Mary Schade of Rockville, MD; paternal great grandfather, Clair Evilsizor, Urbana. Visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the Walter funeral home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home with the Rev James Lyons officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery in Springfield.


Urbana Citizen July 9, 1986
Van M Lamping, 61, of Piqua, the daughter of Mary Buroker Moore Evilsizor, of DeGraff, was pronounced dead on arrival at 4: a.m. Friday, July 4, in Mary Rutan Hospital. She was born in Urbana, Sept 22, 1924, and was graduated from Piqua High School in 1942 and from Wittenburg University in 1946. She had retired as a third-grade teacher from South Street School in Piqua. Surviving with her mother, is her husband, Ralph E Lamping. Her father, Paul Moore preceded her in death. Funeral services were held July 8 in Piqua with burial in Miami Memorial Park at Covington.


August 14 1986, Kansas City

Mrs Alice E Skirvin, 61, of 8008 Belinder Road, Leawood, died Wednesday at the home . She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs Skirvin was a legal secretary for the law office of Linde, Thomson, Farichild, Langworthy, Kohn, and Van Dyke for 30 years. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She was a past matron of the Northeast Kansas City and Meera daughters of the Order of the Eastern Star, a past worhty high priestess of the Madonna White Shrine and a worthy commander of the Ruth Conclave of the Order of True Kindred. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, and the Ararat Shrine Greeterettes. She leaves her husband, Newton L Skirvin of the home, a son, Frederick Wrigley, Norwich, Conn; a Daughter Mrs Diane Gunnels, Scottsdale, Ariz; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday at the church; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 Sunday at the Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the church of the oncology unit at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

(Alice was the daughter of Thomas Sinclair Evilsizer Sr and Pansy Blossom Dinges b Oct 20, 1924)


Springfield News Saturday November 1, 1986
Clair E Evilsizor, 92, formerly of 588 Boyce St, Urbana, died Thursday in the emergency room in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. He was born November 4, 1893 in Mad River township, the son of Marley and Mary (Pence) Evilsizor. He was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church and a 50 year member of the Terre Haute Grange. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Harold (Garnet) Markley, St Paris; three sons, Donald, Rosewood, Roland, Terre haute, and Paul, Hortonville, Wisc; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren. His wife Stella died in 1979, a son, Marvin in 1976, a daughter Dorothy and two brothers are also deceased. Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Walter funeral home with burial in Terre Haute cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.. Contributions may be made to the Johnson-St Paris Emergency Service.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, November 17, 1986

Dayton- Edith F Hope, 95, of formerly Irwin, Ohio, died Saturday morning at the king Tree Center in Dayton. She was born Nov 19, 1890 in Urbana, the daughter of Irvin and Mary (Haney) Evilsizor. She was married on Jan 2, 1910 to Orlando C Hope. He died in 1952. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mayville. Survivors include a son, Arthur C Hope of Huber Heights, Ohio; a Daughter, Mrs Mary E Nichols of Wilmington, Ohio; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Edna Powell of Urbana and a brother Clyde Evilsizor of Urbana. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 P.M. in the Ingram Funeral Home Marysville, with the Rev Hubert Cagwin officiating. Burial will be in Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 9 P.M


Lamar Missouri Long Time area Educator Dies-Date Unknown
by Doug Davis
Lamar lost one of her beloved educators Saturday when Fay Evilsizer died quietly in her sleep at her home in Iantha. She was on who dedicated her life to education and was very successful at what she did. When retirement came she only ended one career to begin another at a higher level. She retired from being a teacher and began to teach teachers how to teach. She began her teaching career in a rural school during the beginning of the Great Depression, teaching in Iantha, then on to Lamar. She retired from Lamar Schools in 1967, where she had been a first grade teacher and then elementary principal; but she didn't stop teaching. What she had been doing part time, she then turned into full time, teaching teachers at their Horace Mann Lab School. She liked students. She liked her job. She was certainly a person who liked children. She was witty and very impressive. You enjoyed being with her. She was an institution. She was the kind of person you will always remember. "Anytime you went into her office she had a remark or a funny story. She enjoyed the people she worked with. She knew something about all her students. She's worthy of a lot of respect."............A eulogy delivered at her funeral Tuesday summed up her life very well..."Fay Evilsizer was a woman whose life literally touched the lives of thousands of others."


Elkhart Truth, Wednesday Feb 11, 1987
Friends of Olive L Evilsizor, 79, of 306 S Washington St, White Pigeon, may call from 1-9 p.m. today at the Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the White Pigeon United Methodist Church. The Rev Wesley Smith, of the Church, and the Rev Robert Stillson, Hopkins United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in White Pigeon Cemetery. Mrs Evilsizor died at 12:30 a.m. Monday (feb9, 1987) at Three Rivers Manor, where she had been a patient for three months. She was born Aug 27, 1907 in North Star, Ohio as Olive L Birt. She married Willard C Evilsizor on March 24, 1927 in Urbana, Ohio. He died June 16, 1976. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Reginald (Vicki) Platz, White Pigeon, Mrs Charles (Virgie) Tucker and Mrs Adam (Dorothy) Steiner, both of Springfield, Ohio; two sons, Robert and Richard Evilsizor, both of White Pigeon; 21 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs James (Elise) Gause, Nashport, Ohio; and two brothers, Clifford Birt, Wabash, and Forest Birt of Colorado. A son, Clarence R died in 1983, and a sister and two brothers are also deceased. Mrs Evilsizor had lived in White Pigeon since 1947, moving from Springfield, Ohio, and at one time was restaurant manager at the Harvey House in Constantine. She was a member of the White Pigeon United Methodist church, the Martha Rebecca Circle of the church, the Florence Country Club and the Pine Street Club. Memorials may be made to the White Pigeon United Methodist Church


 The Pantagraph, Bloomington , IL, April 9, 1987
Melvin G Evelsizer
, 82, of 1201 N Roosevelt St, Bloomington, died at 12:50 p.m. yesterday (April 8, 1987) at his home. He had been under a doctor's care. His private family graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, the Rev Ernest L Gerike officiating. There will be no visitation. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. He was born Jan 18, 1905 in Clarence, a son of Vernon and Ellen Bloomstrand Evelsizer. He married Ruth C Thomas on June 21, 1930 in Galena. She died Feb 12, 1980. Surviving are one son, Thomas C, 705 Broadmoor Drive, Bloomington; two daughters, Patti Olson, RR3, Bloomington, and Karen Lambert, Kankakee; one brother, Paul, 1502 1/2 W Hovey Ave, Normal; one sister, Norma Bluck, 701 Hale St, Normal; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren A brother and a sister preceded him in death. He had worked for the Illinois Department of Revenue and later as chief clerk for the Golf-Mobile & Ohio Railroad, from which he retired after 20 years in 1962. Memorials may be made to St Jude Midwest Affiliate, in care of Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.


Springfield News-Sun Sunday November 8, 1987
John E EVILSIZOR , 69, of 1124 Driscoll Avenue, died in Community Hospital on Wednesday, November 4, 1987 At 9 p.m. He was born on March 30, 1918 in Champaign county the son of Arthur and Sarah (Jones) EVILSIZOR . He was a retired machinist from the Delco Air Division of General Motors. He is survived by his wife, Evamae (SMITH) EVILSIZOR ; two sons, Gary E and Larry G, both of Springfield; four daughters, Darlene FAIN  of Urbana, Barbara DILLAHUNT , Carol MYERS, and Sue EVILSIZOR,  all of Springfield; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; three sisters, Louise MITCH , Leona PATTON  and Lucille DRAPER, all of Springfield; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, and one sister. He was a member of the Local 801 (UAW) of Dayton. Services will be held on Monday, Nov 9, 1987 at 10:30 a.m. in the Jackson Lytle and Coffman funeral home officiated by Pastor John Taylor with interment in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Trinity Missionary Church Building Fund, 427 Hubert Ave, Springfield


Springfield News Sun, Sunday, Dec 20, 1987-Pg6D
Florence E Morris
, 92, of New Carlisle, died Friday, December 18, 1987 in Day-View Care Center, New Carlisle. She was born in Champaign County and was a Springfield area resident for most of her life. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Springfield. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs Mary Ruth Harvey, Mrs Robert (Grace) Basinger both of Lima; Mrs Floyd (Carol) Mowery of New Carlisle, Mrs William (Maxine) Pope of Greenville, Michigan; Mrs Roger (Elaine) Barnhart and Mrs Harry (Martha) Engle both of Springfield; three sons, Roy Morris os Enon, Don and Irene Morris of Visalia, Calif; Kenneth and Joan Morris of New Carlisle, 32 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and a sister, Edna Foltz of Lima. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Morris in 1934, a daughter, Dorothy Sine, and a brother. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 1987 at 10 a.m. in the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, New Carlsile with John Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mapel Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.


Springfield News Sun Sunday December 20, 1987
Kevin Lynn Evelsizor, 28, of 7932 State Rt 41, Bainbridge Ohio, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 17, 1987. He was a former resident of Urbana and South Charleston, Ohio. He was a graduate of Clark Technical College and employee of Chillicothe Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, four children, also his mother and father; two sisters; twin brother; half sister, half brother; maternal grandmother, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Services will be held in Bainbridge Ohio, Sunday, Dec 20, 1987.


Springfield News Sun- Wednesday, Jan 13, 1988-Pg19

Forrest R GERON , 87, formerly of Lagonda Avenue, died Monday, January 11, 1988 in his residence following several weeks of declining health. He was born February 27, 1900 in Clark County, the son of Phillip and Lottie (EVILSIZOR) GERON. He was employed in automotive sales before retiring in 1967 after thirty-four years. He worked for Ripley's Automotive and Springfield Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge until his retirement. He was a member of Lagonda United Methodist Church where he was Head Usher for many years and a member of the Home Builder's Class. He is survived by many cousins within the area and a special friend, Mrs Wilma TAYLOR and family of Springfield. He is preceded in death by his wife W Gertrude  (STEINER) GERON  in March of 1971 and two brothers, Clarence and Harold. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. in the Woods Algier Funeral Home. Services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev James Stevenson and Gerald Geiger officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the memorial Fund of the Church, John W Allgier II, director.


Baltimore Daily Sentinel News Feb 5, 1988
North Baltimore- Blanche V Hillard, 80, of 515 N Third St, died Wednesday in St Luke's Hospital, Maumee. Mrs Hillard was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Findlay. She was born Dec 10, 1907 in Wood County to Mr and Mrs John Evilsizer (Bernice Millhon). She married Edwin G Hillard April 8, 1927. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Robert, North Baltimore and Howard L, Toledo; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Smith Crates Funeral Home North Baltimore. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Portage township. Visitation is today from 3-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Beecher Street United Brethren Church


Grand Rapid Press July 16, 1988 Pg 6D
Marie Evilsizer
of Senteniel Pointe Retirement Community, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 1988. She is survived by her son, Phillip Evilsizer of Grand Rapids; four grandchildren, one great grandson; two nephews and one niece; and many close friends. A Funeral Memorial Mass will be offered Wednesday, July 20, 1988 at 9:30 A.M. at St Paul the Apostle Church, Msgr John J Giammona, Celebrant


Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, July 28, 1988
DeGraff- William Harold Evilsizor, 92, of 419 S Main St, DeGraff, died Wednesday, July 27, 1988 at 4 P.M. in Heartland of Bellefontaine. He was born Dec 19, 1895 in Champaign County, a son of Oren and Lillie Lee (Linebaugh) Evilsizor. On June 16, 1917 he married Mary Lucinda Grube. On Oct 1, 1966 he married Marie B (Buroker) Bell He was a retired farmer and trainer of sulky race horses. He was a member of the Bellefontaine Church of Christ in Christian Union. Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mrs Elton (Normadean) Murphy of West Carrollton; one son, Kermit of Bellefontaine; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Terrell of Urbana; three brothers, Cecil of St Paris, Bob of Springfield and Virgil of Venice, Fla. He was preceded in death by his first wife in June of 1959. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 A.M. in the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral home, DeGraff. Burial will follow in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff


Springfield News-Sun Tuesday, August 16, 1988
Urbana-Myrtle A(gnes) (MEDICK ) EVILSIZOR , 92, formerly of 430 S Main St, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday in McAuley Center. Body to the Walter-Schoedinger funeral home; visitation 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, services there 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Urbana daily Citizen August 15, 1988
Myrtle A Evilsizor
, 92, formerly of 430 S Main St, Urbana, died Sunday, Aug 14, 1988 at 10:10 P.M. in McAuley Center, Urbana. She was born October 29, 1896 in Bloomingburg, a daughter of Rev John Esten and Emma Prudence (Baufman) Medick. She was a practical nurse. She was a member of Terre haute United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Earl (Norma) Pence of St Paris, Mrs Donald (Norbetta) Sellers and Mrs Max (Nitabelle) Journell, both of Urbana a son Norman of Asheville, NC; five grandchildren; 156 great grandchildren four great great grandchildren; a step grandchild; a step great grandson; a sister, Mrs Gladys Dorn of Rome, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Coral, who died July 2, 1965; tow sisters; two brothers and one son-in-law. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 A.M. in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home with the rev Gordon Brown and the Rev William Wood officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana paramedics Association


Kansas City Times 10/5/1988

James E Burke, Jr, 68, actor and local radio and television figure, died Oct 1, 1988 at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Mr Burke was an announcer for WDAF-AM in 1946 and was director of sepcial events at KMBC-TV-9 from 1948 to 1958. He had the lead role in the radio program "Rose of My Dreams" in New York City on CBS from 1940 to 1943, playing Lou Griffith. He made guest appearances on "The Donna Reed Show, The Whirley Birds, and the Bob Cummings Show". He was an on-air personality for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles from 1958 to 1960. Later he had his own show, The Jim Burke Show at KSD Radio in St Louis from 1960 to 1973, and he had done free-lance work in radio and television since 1973. He was active in the theater in Kansas City in the late 1930's and was an entertainer with the Army Air Forces in WWII, touring with the Moss Hart "Winged Victory" show. He was a member of the American Federation pf Television and Radio Artists. He attended Visitation Catholic Church. He graduated from Rockhurst College in 1939 ; He was born in Kansas City and lived in New York City, St Louis and Los Angeles before he returned to Kansas City in 1984. Survivors include his wife Peggy Burke of the home, two daughters, Wendy Van Dybe, Leawood and Tracy Burke, Littleton, Colo; a sister Kathryn Burke, Kansas City, and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 A.M. Wednesday at the church. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at the Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel. The family requests contributions to the American Heart Association. (Son of James E Burke, Sr and Estell Iris Evilsizer)


Springfield News Jan 11, 1989
Beatrice L KOHN, 70 , of Springfield, died Tuesday, January 10, 1989 at 6 a.m. following several years of failing health. She was born in Urbana Ohio on November 12, 1918, the daughter of Jesse and Lydia (TAYLOR) EVILSIZOR . She was a graduate of Urbana High School Class of 1938 and has been a Springfield resident for the past 39 years. She attended the Clifton Avenue United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the King's Daughters Class. Survivors include her husband, James W whom she married September 17, 1949; her mother, Lydia EVILSIZOR  of Urbana; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbara KOHN , Springfield; one sister, Frances SPARGUR and one brother Richard EVILSIZOR , both of Urbana; two grandsons, Matthew and Zachary KOHN , Springfield; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and one daughter Ada KOHN on January 10, 1972. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Ingling-Williams funeral home, Springfield, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev Dale Way officiating. Burial in Newcomers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society.


Springfield Daily News Feb 26, 1989
Sherwood Ferris GERHARDT , 90, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 1989 in Veteran's Hospital, Dayton. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 28, 1898, the son of Dan and Lulu (DUUN) GERHARDT. He was a member of the Bowlusville United Methodist Church, was a retired carpenter, and also engaged in farming. He was a member of the Springfield IOOF Lodge Number 33 for 28 years and a member of the Lalmein Sanctorium No 122. Survivors include three sons, Kyle and his wife Ruth, Eugene and his wife Mary,  Wayne and his wife Helen, all of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife Eleanor and by his second wife Esther (EVILSIZOR) NEVIUS ; also two sisters, Katherine CRABILL  and Esther GROSSMAN , and a brother David. His body was taken to the Jones-Kenney-Zechman funeral home where friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home conducted by Rev William Stover. Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. IOOF Lodge 33 will hold services at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowlusville United Methodist Church.


Springfield Daily News Feb 5, 1989
St Paris- Virgie Evilsizor, 87, of 11081 Christianburg-Jackson Rd, St Paris, formerly of 215 Henry St, Urbana, and more recently a resident of the Day View Care Center, New Carlisle, died Saturday Feb 4, 1989 at 12:23 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, following several months of failing health. She was born on August 12, 1901 in Thackery, Ohio the daughter of the late Emmett and Oda (Zerkle) Brown. She was a retired elementary education teacher, employed by the Graham Board of Education. She was member of Messiah Lutheran Church of Urbana and a member of the Retired State Teachers Association. Her husband, Herman J Evilsizor, whom she married on August 17, 1921 preceded her in death on December 13, 1985. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Merlyn and Wanetah Evilsizor or St Paris; five nephews; one niece. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marie; two brothers, Charlie and George Brown, and one sister, Beulah Stradling. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins funeral home, St Paris with the Rev Craig Fourman officiating. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5-8 p.m.


Fort Wayne News Sentinel Feb 24, 1989
Pauline Evilsizer, 7, Hartford City, died Wednesday. Surviving are four daughters including Clara May Evilsizer and Rose Lee Evilsizer, both of Fort Wayne. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Keplinger Funeral home. Preferred memorials are gifts to Grace United Methodist church, Hartford City.


Springfield News-Sun Wednesday March 15, 1989
Urbana-Dorothy L (McConnehey) Evilsizor, 85, of 250 Poe Avenue died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday in McAuley Center. Body to Walter Schoedinger funeral home; visitation 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday; services there 1 p.m. Thursday


Springfield News-Sun, Friday, March 31, 1989-Pg 20
Myron E BROWN , 7
9 of 303 Boyce St, Urbana, died Thursday, march 30, 1989 at 12:45 a.m. in Mercy Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec 12, 1909 in Clark Co, to Claude D and Almira (EVILSIZOR) BROWN . He was retired from Grimes Manufacturing and a member of their 25 year club. A member of Kingscreek United Methodist Church. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Richard (Margaret) RUNKLE of Austin, texas, Mrs Larry (Irene) PEACE of Cable, Mrs James (Myra Lynn) OLIVER of Urbana; two sons, Lewis E and Ronald DEAN  both of Urbana; nine grandchildren. Hew was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn in 1986; one brother and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10: a.m. saturday in the walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. Burial will be in Kingscreek Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home Friday from 3-5 adn 7-9 p.m.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, May 4, 1989
DeGraff- Marie B EVILSIZOR, 89, 419 Main St, DeGraf, died May 4, 1989 at 5:10 a.m. at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. Born May 26, 1899 in St Paris, she was a daughter of John J and Anna (GRUBE) BUROKER. Her first husband was Paul MOORE, her second husband was Richard BELL and her third Husband was William Harold EVILSIZOR who died July 27, 1988. She was a retired teacher and homemaker. She attended Wittenberg College. She was a member of the Bellefontaine Church of Christ and Christian Union. Survivors include: one step-daughter, Mrs Elton (Normadean) MURPHY of West Carrolton; one step-son, Kermit EVILSIZOR of Bellefontaine; seven step grandchildren, 11 step great grandchildren, two step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, VeVanna LAMPING. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, with Rev Robert BARTH and Rev Lee STANLEY officiating. Burial will follow in Fariview Cemetery, Quincy. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home


Urbana Citizen, Saturday, May 20, 1989
West Liberty- Howard R BUCK, 76, of 209 West Baird Street, died Friday, May 19, 1989, at 10:40 A.M. in Kettering Medical Center. Born February 1, 1913 in Logan County near West Liberty, he was the son of Staley and Bertha (ROTROFF) BUCK. He was married March 31, 1936 in West Liberty to Wanda YODER who survives him. BUCK was a member of the West Liberty United Church of Christ. He founded National Soft Water in West Liberty in 1949 and was part owner and operator of Liberty Hardware from 1953-1977. He was a member and past member of Masonic River Lodge 161. Buck was a member and past president of the original West Liberty Business Association. Her served on the board of directors of Peoples Savings and Loan of West Liberty. He had been a village council member and zoning inspector. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lowell BUCK of 302 West Newell St; four grandchildren, Mrs John (Terri) WOODRUFF and Steve BUCK of West Liberty; Mrs Rick (Kendra) GRAHAM of Zanesfield; and Kelley BUCK of Columbus; and one great granddaughter, Whitney WOODRUFF. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21, at 2 P.M. in the West Liberty Church of Christ with rev Ned Michale officiating. Burial ill be in Fairview cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. at the Kauffman funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society or the West Liberty Emergency Squad.


Springfield News-Sun Friday September 1, 1989
Carrie M "Evie" Evilsizor, 84, formerly of 452 Logan St, Urbana, died Wednesday, August 30, 1989 in the Champaign Nursing Home. She was born September 28, 1904 in Piketon, Ohio. She was a member of Urbana First Baptist Church and Ohio Nursing Association. She is survived by a son and is wife, Richard and Genevieve Evilsizor; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Maxwell of West Liberty. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bell Dewine. Funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Walter-Schoedinger funeral home, Urbana with Rev Clifford Kissinger officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery in St Paris, Ohio. Friends may call in the funeral home Saturday from 6-9 p.m.


Urbana Daily Citizen, October 20, 1989 Asheville, NC
Norman Elbert Evilsizor,
72, of 6 Salem Rd, Asheville, NC died Monday, September 25, 1989 in his residence. A native of Champaign County, he was staff sergeant in the U S Army Corps during World War II. He retired from the climate analysis section of the Weather Records Center. He was a member of the VFW Post 891 and past president of NFFE. Survivors include his wife, Vera (Ponder) Evilsizor; a daughter Joyce Anway of Marietta Georgia; three sisters, Norma Pence of St Paris, Nitabelle (Craig) Journell of Urbana, Norbeta Sellers of Tavaras, Fla; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 P.M. in the chapel of Morris funeral home, Merrimon Avenue. The Rev James Grasty officiated. Burial was in Ashelawn Gardens of memory. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Bumcombe Samaritan Ministry, 2 Florida St, Weaverville, NC 28787


Springfield News-Sun, Sunday, October 22, 1989
Eliose E Rogers,
54, of 1333 South Sanders Rd, Troy,ohio, died Saturday morning, October 21, 1989 at 6:35 a.m. in her residence. She is survived by her husband, Harold L Rogers; four daughters, Mrs Mike (Branda) Slayton and Mrs Daniel (Cathy) Gansheimer, both of Gettysburg, Ohio, Mrs Charles (Deborah) Kaster of Troy, and Mrs Stephen (Jucy) Heckman of New Carlisle; her mother, Mrs Harriett C Evilsizor of Irwin, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs Bernice Baker and Doris Evilsizor, both of Irwin, Ohio, Irene Howell of Sanford North Carolina; five brothers, Paul E Evilsizor and James Evilsizor, both of Springfield, Roger A Evilsizor of Urbana, Donald E Evilsizor of Irwin, Ohio, and Harold E Evilsizor, stationed in the United States navy. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Evilsizor on March 18, 1981 and a brother, Raymond Evilsizor on November 13, 1969. Services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Trostel-Chapman Funeal Home, New Carlisle. Burial will be made in the New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.


Springfield News-Sun Saturday November 25, 1989
Alice B EVILSIZOR , 88, of 210 Maiden Lane, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, November 24, 1989, in Mercy Medical Center after one week serious illness. She was born November 1 1901 in Worthington, Ohio, the daughter of George F and Glendora (BISHOP) TULLER  She was a retired cafeteria worker from Springfield North High School. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, Home City, Chapter 258 Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the Amaranth,, the Fraternal order of Eagles Aerie No 397, and the Union Club. She is survived by her husband, Harold R of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Littleton funeral home with the Rev Joe W Aspley, Jr officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services in the funeral home. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.


The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Dec 9, 1989
Paul V Evelsizer
,88, of 1502 1/2 W Hovey Ave, Normal, a retired rate clerk for Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad, died at 7:02 a.m. yesterday, Dec 8, 1989 at Brokaw Hospital. He had been ill for two weeks. His funerl will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kibler Smith Memorial Home, the Rev John Treischmann officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. VGisitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. He was born April 20, 1901 in Clarence, a son of Vernon and Ellen Bloomstrand Evelsizer. He married Edna Ellis Nov 25, 1958. He married Marybelle Miller Smith August 10, 1961 in Potomac. She survives. Also surviving are his step-mother, Mabel Evelsizer, Bowling Green, MO, a son, Ronald, Tuscaloosa, Ala; four stepsons, Donald Smith, Boulder, Colo; Glen Smith, Dallas, Texas; Dale Smith, Indianapolis, Ind; and larry Smith, Richardson, Texas; a step-daughter, Jeanne Fry, Richardson, a sister, Norma Blunk, 701 Hale St, Normal; two step sisters, Katherine Sauerwein and Lorriane Ogden, both of Bowling Green, MO, 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, two brothers, a sister and a granddaughter. Mr Evelsizer was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge of Normal, the Normal Masonic Lodge and the Bloomington Consistory. He began his railroad career in 1929 as a conductor for Bloomington-Normal Streetcar Co. He retired from GM&O in 1966. Memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church expansion fund.


Springfield News-Sun, Thursday, Feb 15, 1990-Pg17
Audra Clotillia Ballentine Evans,
93, of 3836 St paris Pike, died at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 1990 in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born Nov 22, 1896 in Champaign County, the daughter of Thomas henry and Mary Welcie (Evilsizor) Ballentine. Mrs Evans attended and taught in Willowdale School, a one room school house. She was a graduate of Lawrenceville High School and received her teaching degreee from Wittenburg College. She was an elementary school teacher in the Northwestern School District for many years. Mrs Evans was a member of the First baptist Church, Springfield, Clark County and Ohio Retired Teachers Assocaitions, Tremont Senior Citizens, American Assoiation of Retired Persons, and Northwestern Alumni Association. She is survived by two sons, Franklin Evans and his wife, Thomas Evans and his wife Bernice of Charlotte, North Carolina; two daughters, Marilyn Shearer and her husband, Wilson, of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Barbara Evans with whom she resided; seven grandchildren, Tim Shearer and his wife Carole, Barbara Dawn Pickett and her husband, John, Evan Evans and his wife Whitney, Lauren Ballard and her husband, Randy, Sheree Evans, Diane Gatchell and her husband, Peter, and Russell Evans, II; six great grandchildren, Byrnn and Grant Wilson Shearer, Meredith Pickett, Angela, Alesha and Joshua Gatchell; two sisters, Zelma Ferryman of Tremont City, Lavone Reiner and her husband Robert of Middletown, Ohio; two nephews, Michael Seekford, Steven Reiner and his wife Sue. She was preceded in deeath by her husband Russell F Eans in 1970. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday in the Austin Richards and Raff Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial home with rev Dr. J Wesley babian officiating. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery.


Springfield News-Sun Monday April 2, 1990
Evamae EVILSIZOR,  69, of 1124 Driscoll Avenue, Springfield, died at 11:05 p.m. Saturday March 31, 1990 in Community Hospital. She was born on July 22, 1920 in North Dakota, the daughter of Omar and Opal (DETIENNE) SMITH. She was a nurses aide at Mercy Medical Center for many years and was a member of the Faith Christian Center and the Elderly United of Clark County. She is survived by two sons, Gary E and Larry G, both of Springfield; four daughters, Darlene FAIN of Urbana, Barbara DILLAHUNT,  Carol MYERS , and Sue EVILSIZOR , all os Springfield; 15 grandchildren;11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Rachel BOGGS of Springfield and Evelyn RHODES  of Tremont City; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E in 1987, one granddaughter, one brother, and her parents. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 1990 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jackson Lytle & Coffman funeral home officiated by Brother Toney Easterling. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.. Contributions may be made to Faith Christian Center, 617 North Murray St, Springfield.


Lamar, MO Parsons Kansas c 7-27-1990
Ed Evilsizer
Funeral mass
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 27, at St Mary's Catholic Church, Parsons, Kansas, for Ed Evilsizer, 85, a former Lamar resident, who died at 3:10 a.m. Monday at the Labette County Medical Center, Parsons Kansas, where he had been a patient since July 21. He had been in failing health since December 29, 1989. Father Leo Kerschen will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivette Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the Burris-Carson -Wall funeral home, where the family will receive friends following the rosary. Memorials are suggested to the St Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Evilsizer; two sons, Robert Evilsizer, Lamar, and Larry Evilsizer, Yountville, Calif; four daughters, Frances Sue Walters, Norwalk, Calif, Mary Kathryn Pearce, Parsons Kansas, Evelyn Merchant, Mission Kansas, and Cynthia Bruemmer, Detroit, Michigan; two step-sons, Francis Grillot, Jr, Genoa, Ill, and James Grillot, Tulsa, Okla; 19 grandchidren;23 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; six step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren. Mr Evilsizer was born Dec 3, 1904 in Lamar to William Smedley and Susie (Hosselton) Evilsizer. He attended schools in Lamar and worked at the Bright Bakery. In the early 1940's he moved to Parsons, where he was employed at the Alexandra Bakery and Sally Ann Bakery. He was also employed at the Kansas Army ammunition plant during WWII. In 1955 he moved to Denver, Colorado where he owned and operated a donut shop for 13 years. He was also employed at the Star Bakery while living in Denver. In 1970 he returned to Parsons after retiring at age 65. Mr Evilsizer was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church of Parsons. He married Beulah Oehring on Feb 7, 1922, in Lamar. She died in 1967. He then married Eleanor Grillot on July 7, 1979, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Parsons.


Springfield News-Sun, Wednesday, Aug 22, 1990, Pg 25
Edna L POWELL
, 82, of 820 S Edgewood Ave, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mercy Hospital. Body to Walter Schoedinger Funeral Home. Visitation 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday; services there 10 a.m. Friday.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, September 17, 1990

Clyde W Evilsizor, 80, of 3876 Valley Pike, died Sunday, September 16, 1990 at 9:57 A.M. in the McAuley Center. Born January 24, 1910 in Champaign County, he was a son of Ervin and Mary (Haney) Evilsizor. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Carl (Charlotte) Albert of Galion and Mrs James (Mary Jane) Johnson of Urbana; three sons, Clyde Jr of St Paris, Frederick of Urbana and James of New Jersey; 18 grandchildren; and several great and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Iva (Russell) Evilsizor, in September 1982; five brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home with the Rev Jeff Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Nettle Creek Cemetery , near Westville. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 P.M. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer Association of Champaign County, the American Lung Association or to Hospice of Mercy Memorial Hospital


Springfield News-Sun Tuesday October 23, 1990
Harold R EVILSIZOR , 90, formerly of 2110 Maiden Lane, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday n Eaglewood Care Center. He was born in Springfield on June 26, 1900, te son of Ezra and Lydia (HUGHES) EVILSIZOR. He was self-employed as a plumbing contractor for 30 ears, retiring in 1962. He was a member of the Central Christian Church. Fraternal Order of Eagles No 397, Elderly United, and the Plumbers and Steam fitters Local. He is survived by one daughter, Marilene BUSSEN of Springfield; two grandsons, Todd BUSSEN of Greenback, Tennessee and Tim BUSSEN of Springfield; two great grandchildren, Ashley Jo BUSSEN  and Kyle Joseph BUSSEN. Precede in death by his first wife, Bertha in 1967, his second wife Alice in 1989, and one brother Homer. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 3-6 Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with Dr Joseph Aspley officiating, with burial in Ferncliff cemetery.


Springfield News November 1, 1990
Kenneth E Evilsizor, 55, of Urbana, died Tuesday, Oct 30 in Kettering Medical Center. He was the Uncle of Terry Jackson of Bellefontaine and Susie Jackson Lyon of Zanesfield. Mr Evilsizor was born Sept 16, 1935, the son of Cecil P and Mary Etta Evilsizor. He was employed at the Urbana Daily Citizen for 37 years. He is also survived by his wife Beth Bennett Evilsizor. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Urbana Church of Christian Union with the Rev Carl Ogden officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Walter-Schoedinger funeral home in Urbana on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


KANSAS CITY STAR, Sunday, January 6, 1991 Page B4
HARRY E. EVANSIZER
Harry E. Evansizer,
86, southeast Kansas City, a real estate broker, died Jan. 5, 1991, at Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Evansizer owned the Evansizer Real Estate Co. since 1948. He was a member of the Real Estate Board of Kansas City. He was a member of the Evangel Temple-First Assembly of God Church. He was born in Nampa, Idaho, and lived in Ventura, Calif., before he moved to this area in 1946. Survivors include his wife, Mary Evansizer of the home, three sons, James H. Evansizer, Evanston, Ill., and Edwin A. Kouts and Norman A Kouts of Kansas City, a daughter, Helen S. Wingate, Kansas City, four grandchilfren, and four great-grandchindlren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel, burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the chapel.


Springfield News-Sun, Wednesday, Jan 9, 1991, Pg 8
Virgie D TUCKER
, 64, of 1316 Kenwood Avenue, formerly of 1500 East Leffel Lane, died at 12:08 a.m. Monday, January 7, 1991, in Community Hospital, after three weeks serious illness. Friends may call one hour prior to services at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Highlands United Church of Christ, with the Rev Dennis A Moritz officiating. Interment in Rose Hill Park. Littleton Funeral home serving the family.


Springfield News, Feb 11, 1991
Long time Logan County educator, supervisor and coach Paul C EVILSIZOR  died this morning , Feb 11, 1991 at Mary Rutan Hospital at the age of 75. Mr Evilsizor retired as an elementary supervisor for the Logan County Schools in 1978 after 41 years in the field of education, including 22 in the county office. He was born March 31, 1915, in Springfield, the son of the late Clement E and Urba Mae (WALKER) EVILSIZOR . He was graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1933 and received his BA degree from Holbrook College in 1937. Mr Evilsizor attended Wittenburg College and Cedarville College and earned a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati in1952. He served four years in the United States Air Force in the European theater in 1941-1945 and was discharged with the rank of Captain. On April 6, 1943, he married Mary SHUMAKER in Borne, Mass, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs John (Scarlett) KINNEY of Rushsylvania and Mrs Gayle (Nancy) BRADDS of Beavercreek; a sister, Nellie STRATTON of Springfield, and four grandchildren, Troy and Deanna KINNEY  and Griffen and Nathan BRADDS. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Millard and Norman; and a sister, Esther GERHARDT . Mr Evilsizor's teaching experiences include Rome High School in 1937-41, where he taught grades 7 and 8 and also coached; Zanesfield High School from 1945 to 1952, where he taught science and history and coached; and in the Bellefontaine City Schools in 1952-56 as a fifth and sixth-grade teacher. He coached the Zanesfield Indians to the regional boys basketball tournament in 1950. He was a member and charter president of the Bellefontaine Lions Club. Other memberships include the Ohio School Supervisors Association, in which he held all offices including the presidency, the Ohio Education Association, and he was a past member of the National Education Association. He served on committees that founded the Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School and on the boards of Logan County TB Association, the United Fund and Weekday Religious Education. He also served as secretary/treasurer of the Logan County Athletic Association Committee and West Central Ohio Conference Committee from 1957 to 1984, supervising and directing all athletic events. A member of the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, he was an assistant Sunday School superintendent and taught the Aimwell Sunday School Class for many years. The Revs Michael Mahoney and Samuel T Rorer III will conduct funeral services Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in West Liberty Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Eicholtz funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Aimwell Sunday School Class of the First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine


Muncie Star Feb 12, 1991-Muncie Indiana
Betty J Evilsizer, 63, 5805 Taylor Rd, died Sunday in Ball Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Muncie, graduated from Daleville High School and spent most of her life in the Muncie area. Mrs Evilsizer had worked at Yorktown Upholstery Shop and earlier at Ball Brothers (now Ball Corp). She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 19, and the Warner Gear Sympathy Club. She served on the Delaware county Election Board for more than 20 years and was active in Precinct 97 in Mount Pleasant township. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Max E Evilsizer; two daughters, Cheryl Bryant and Sandy Evilsizer, both of Muncie; two sons, Randall J Evilsizer, Oklahoma City, Okla, and Danny Max Evilsizer, Sarasota, Fla; her twin sister, Ruth Rains. Montpelier; two brothers, David C Bartle and Kirby L Bartle, both of Muncie; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mary A Bartle, and two brothers, Joe E and John W Bartle, preceded her in death. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Calling will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today or before services Wednesday at the mortuary.


South Bend Tribune, South Bend Indiana, April 6, 1991 pg A4
Richard L Evilsizor, 46, of 68468 Mott St, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Sturgis Hospital after an illness. Mr Evilsizor was a truck driver for Evilsizor Trucking. He was born Sept 8, 1944 in Springfield, Ohio, but spent most of his life in this area. On Dec 28, 1963, in White Pigeon, he married Shirley J Skeels. She survives with three sons, Gordon, Gary and Greg, all of White Pigeon; two sisters, Dorothy Steiner of Springfield and Vicki Platz of White Pigeon; and a brother Robert of White Pigeon. He was a member of the Cass County Conservation Club and White Pigeon United Methodist Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Farrand Funeral Home. Burial will be in White Pigeon Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the White Pigeon Library Memorial Book Fund


Springfield News Sun, Monday, July 1, 1991-Pg14

Alden E Geron, 85, of 3001 Middle Urbana Rd, died in Good Sheperd Village at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 1991 following a lengthily illness. He was born July 2, 1905 in Champaign County Ohio the son of Jacob and Martha Evilsizor Geron and had lived in Urbana and Springfield all of his life. Mr Geron received his Bachelor's Degree from Whittenburg University in 1927 and also sang in the Glee Club. He had worked for Beckley and Myers and had retired from the Duplex Mill and Manufacturing Company. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and Rotary Club, the University Club, and the United Commercial Travelers. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy (Green) Geron; a daughter-in-law, Mrs Joseph ( Linda Geron) Kennedy of Xenia; twin granddaughters, Heidi and Gretchen Geron, both of Xenia. He was preceded in death by his son Charles Wesley Geron in 1982. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Richards Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Christ Episcopal Church with Rev Edward R Rich officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Club, Crippled Children's Fund or to the American Cancer Society.


Springfield News-Sun Sunday October 6, 1991
Alice M EVILSIZOR , 87, of 850 Terry Lane, Urbana, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday, October 4, 1991, in her residence. She was born October 17, 1903 in Springfield, a daughter of Henry Clay and Ida Mae (LAYBOURNE) WHITE. She retired in `1979 after 32 of service as a sales representative for the Spirella-Spencer Company. She was a member of the Urbana Methodist Church, Modern Temple since 1928, and Pythian sisters of Springfield. She was the last member of her immediate generation family. She is survived by five grandsons, Randall SHEETS Sr of Orange, Calif; David SHEETS of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Bruce SHEETS of Urbana, Byron  SHEETS  and Philip HUDGINS,  both of Chicago; four granddaughters, Sondra POKEA  of Topeka, Kansas, Jan ENTSMINGER of South Charleston, Kathryn GENTEMAN  of Chicago, Joanne KRIETER of South Charles, Illinois; four great grandsons, Randall SHEETS , Jr of Orange, Calif, Dana Lee LEWIS of South Charleston, Daniel SHEETS  of Cleveland, Brian SHEETS  of Urbana; one great granddaughter, Amy LEWIS of South Charleston; niece, Virginia DEAN of New Albany, Ohio. Preceded in death by her husband, John EVILSIZOR ; and three sons, Earle, Jack and Theodore SHEETS .Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Urbana United Methodist Church, with the Rev R J Davis, officiating. Burial will be in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Tuesday. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign county. Service are being handled by the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral home, Urbana.


Publication Date: October 30, 1991 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: D6
MORTON _ Jesse H. Brenneisen, 91, of 730 W. Jefferson, Apt. 32, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1991, at Morton Health Care Center.Born Nov. 13, 1899, in Chebanse to Frank and Louise Belanger Brenneisen, he married Jennie C. Cornelison on July 4, 1925, in Paxton. She survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Phyllis) Evelsizer of Morton; one brother, Edward of Chebanse; four sisters, Hazel Ader, June Hansen and Louise Skaggs, all of Chebanse, and Dehlia Tayler of Normal; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one infant sister preceded him in death. In the 1940s he worked at Wilmington Arsenal Plant, and he later worked at General Foods in Kankakee, retiring in 1965. He was a member of United Church of Christ in Chebanse, and for more than 50 years was a member of Chebanse Masonic Lodge, where he was past worshipful master. He was a volunteer fireman in Chebanse. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, the Rev. Jonathon Kosec officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse. Knapp- Johnson Funeral Home in Morton is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to his church.


Springfield News-Sun Wednesday march 18, 1992
St Paris- Cecil R Evilsizor, 80, of 11762 W State Rd 36, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday in Mercy Medical Center. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home. Services there at 3:p.m. Thursday


Springfield New-Sun Wednesday April 8, 1992
Edna Mae (Gray) Evilsizor, 83, of West Palm Beach, Fl went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 28 at 7:36 a.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born June 10, 1908 in South Webster, Ohio, one of nine children of Ira E and Chloe C (Shoemaker) Hickman. She moved to Florida in 1978 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by one son, Max; husband, Ned A Gray; second husband, Cletus R Evilsizor. Survived by one sister. Claire Mosher of Port St Lucie; daughters Nancy Haddix of Springfield, Judy Enlsey of Hollywood, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Gray of West Palm Beach; nine grandchildren, Bob, Jeff, Dan, and Ken of Urbana, Bill and Suzanne of Springfield; Marcy and Aaron Ensley of Hollywood, Florida, Elizabeth Gray of West Palm Beach; six great grandchildren. Memorial services was in Tamarac, Florida. Following cremation, interment in Summerford Cemetery, Summerford, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations to WRMB Moody Bible Radio, 1511 West Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436


Springfield News-Sun, thursday, May 21, 1992, Pg18
Adra C BARGER,  
84, of Springfield, passed away, Tuesday, may 19, 1992 in the Belle Manor Nursing Home, New Carlisle. Edra was born April 19, 1908, the daughter of Samuel and Clara (BAKER) EVILSIZOR. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Springfield, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Grandmother's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1984; and three sisters. Survived by daughters, Carol COY , Urbana, Patricia BARGER , Springfield; Grandchildren , Jeffrey, Randolph Vermont, Noel, Santa Fe, TX, Kim, Ted and Natalie of Springfield; nieces and nephews. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1992 from the Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel with the Rev John Wilson officiating. Interment to follow in Terre Haute Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Contributions may be made in Edra's memory to the North hampton paramedics or the Animal Welfare League.


Urbana Citizen Thurs, July 23, 1992
Christianburg-Grace D Evilsizor, 90, 7 S Monroe St, Christianburg, died Wednesday, July 22, 1992 at 7:24 a.m. in Piqua Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 1, 1902 in Champaign county, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Bertha (Warner) Kite. She was a member of the Friendly Homemaker's Club, Christianburg, and the Newsom Missionary Church. She served as a volunteer at Dettmer Hospital, Troy, for more than 27 years, volunteering more than 14,000 hours of her time. Survivors include her husband of 71 years, William F Evilsizor, whom she married October 7, 1920; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Esther Evilsizor, Casstown; and Gary and Ruth Ann Evilsizor, Troy; two daughters and son-in-law, Dorothy and Ralph VanKirk, Piqua, and Peggy and Don Hazelwood, Christianburg; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two great-great grandsons; and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Evilsizor, Troy. She was preceded in death by one son Othello "Bub" Evilsizor. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins funeral home, St Paris, with the Rev Ed Groff of the Christianburg United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Upper Honey creek Cemetery, near Christianburg. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christianburg Fire Department.


Publication Date: July 25, 1992 Source: The Kansas City Star  Page: C4; C5
BETTY M. GARDNER Betty M. Gardner, 56, Independence, died July 23, 1992, at Park Lane Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wheeling (Mo.) Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Mrs. Gardner was born in Kirksville, Mo., and lived in Brookfield, Mo., most of her life. She moved to Independence 12 years ago. She was a cashier at a Waid's restaurant before she retired. Survivors include two sons, Franklin D. Bolin, Lancaster, Mo., and Gregory L. Bolin, Independence; three daughters, Brenda Y. Palmer, Meadville, Mo., Cheryl A. Minadeo, Parma, Ohio, and Verna I. Evilsizer, Independence; a sister, Minnie Cline, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren


Fort Wayne News Sentinel April 14, 1993
Paul G Evilsizer, 54, of Fort Myers, Florida, died Sunday. The Fort Wayne native retired after 15 years as a plumber and construction worker. He was a veteran of the marines. Surviving are daughters, Sherry Kruckeberg and Tami, both of Fort Wayne; mother, Helen Thurber of Fort Myers; two sisters; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be scheduled. Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Cancer Society.


SPRINGFIELD (O.) NEWS-SUN Tuesday, September 7, 1993:
ROBERT E. EVILSIZOR
86, of Springfield, Ohio, died September 6, 1993 at Oakwood Village, after several years of failing health. He was born in St. Paris, Ohio on December 16, 1906, the son of Oren W. and Lilly (LINEBAUGH) EVILSIZOR. Mr. Evilsizor was a barber in the Springfield area for 65 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mabel W. EVILSIZOR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Robert GRILL of Dayton, Ohio and Joanne and Dean CRESWELL  of Oregon; one brother, Virgil EVILSIZOR of Florida; one sister, Betty TERRELL of Urbana, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and three sisters. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the RICHARDS, RAFF AND DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family


Des Moines Register (Iowa), Obituaries, 1990-99 Publication Date: May 08, 1994 Page: 7
Ruth Louise Evilsizer
, 83, of New Oaks Care Center, 3806 Easton Blvd., died of a heart ailment there Wednesday. The body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. Burial of the cremains will be at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, Ill.Miss Evilsizer, a homemaker, had lived in Ottumwa before moving to Des Moines five years ago.There are no immediate survivors. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton's Funeral Home.


Publication Date: June 13, 1994 Source: The Kansas City Star  Page: B3
CLARENCE V. McCARTNEY Clarence V. McCartney, 74, northeast Kansas City, died June 11, 1994, at the home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackman Chapel; burial in Mount Washington Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Mr. McCartney was born in Breckenridge, Mo., and moved to Kansas City 50 years ago. He was a millwright for General Mills Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1980. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the General Mills 25-Year Club. Survivors include a son, Michael D. McCartney, Kansas City; three daughters, Janet Williams, Lee's Summit, Mary P. McCartney, Kansas City, and Nancy S. Chowning, Clinton, Mo.; two sisters, Edwina Lewis, Ludlow, Mo., and Betty Evilsizer, Grandview; and three grandchildren.


Michigan City News Dispatch, May 18, 1993-Pg 2
LaPorte- Ellen GERBRICK, 71, of 1900 Andrew Ave, laPorte, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1993 at Fountain Terrace Nursing Home, LaPorte. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haverstock Funeral home, LaPorte. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 Wednesday and Thursday until time fo service. Mrs Gerbrick was born April 20, 1922 in laPorte, the daughter of Harry and Grace Pruitt Francis. On April 27, 1967, in LaPorte, she married Richard C Gerbrick, who died March 28, 1985. Surviving are two daughters, Joy Lake, Westville and Joan Mier, Merrillville; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one brother, Mirwood Francis. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation.


Source: The Kansas City Star Page: C4 -May 15, 1993
HARVEY R. EVILSIZER Harvey Ray Evilsizer, 54, Leavenworth, died May 11, 1993, at the home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Cemetery, Sumner, Mo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Chapel, Leavenworth. The family suggests contributions to the family. Mr. Evilsizer was born in Sumner and lived in Kansas City from 1953 until he moved to Leavenworth two years ago. He formerly worked for the Midway Ford Truck Center for 15 years. He was a member of the Gospel Temple, Kansas City, Kan. Survivors include three daughters; his father; four brothers; a sister; and five grandsons.


CHURUBUSCO NEWS June 16, 1993
Lela F Flynn, 90, of Columbia City, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 1993, at Millers Merry Manor where she had resided for several years. Mrs Flynn was born on Sept 12, 1902 in Cerro Gordo, Illinois, a daughter of Rev Walter J and Mary (Fager) Barnhart. Her formative years were spent in numerous states over the Midwest through her fathers ministry. On Jan 8, 1930, she was united in marriage to Marshall Evilsizor in West Milton, Ohio. Marshal died in February of 1953. On Dec 12, 1954 Lela was married to Ray B Flynn. Mrs Flynn previously lived in rural areas of Noble and Whitley county. They moved to Columbia City and settled on East Ellsworth Street. Mr Flynn died on April 22, 1986. She had attended many churches in the area and was a member of the West Point united Methodist church on Etna Road. Mrs Flynn was also a member of the Ladies Aide. She is survived by a son, Donald Evilsizor, of Rural Larwill, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Rev Oscar Barnhart, of Tacoma, WA. One brother Claude and sister Effie have precede her in death. Also surviving are step-daughters Francis (Evilsizor) Heindl and Marjorie (Evilsizor) Anthony, step-son Lewis Evilsizor, all reside in Ohio. The funeral was Tuesday at the Smith and Sons funeral home, Columbia City, with the Rev Orlo Hibbs officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell


Source: The Kansas City Star Page: B6
JONATHAN D. SMITH Jonathan David "J.D." Smith, 10, Overland Park, died July 21, 1993, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Victory Assembly of God Church youth ministries. Jonathan was a lifelong area resident. He completed the fourth grade at Arrowhead Elementary School in Overland Park. Survivors include his mother, Renee Smith of the home; his father and stepmother, Troy and Marie Smith, a half brother, Luke Smith, and a half sister, Charity Smith; all of Manhattan, Kan; two stepbrothers, Andrew Smith, Manhattan, and Paul Lovett, Creola, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Harold and Debi Smith of Topeka; Tim and Melvilleen Donovan of Shawnee; maternal grandmother, Susan Jones, Overland Park; paternal great-grandparents, Dick and Betty Atteberry of Topeka; and maternal great-grandfather, ELROY EVILSIZER, Independence. James Smith, 88, Kansas City, Kan., at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the E.R. Morris Chapel; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel.


Springfield News-Sun Monday February 28, 1994
Kathryn HATMAKER , 72, of Tremont City, died Friday February 25, 1994 at 8:05 p.m. in Community Hospital following several weeks of illness. She was born in Urbana, Ohio on October 28, 1921, the daughter of Clarence and Cleo (STEVENS) EVILSIZOR  and has been a life long resident of Tremont City. She was a member of the Tremont United Methodist Church, Daughters of America, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #286 of New Carlisle. She is survived by a daughter, Kaye HARNESS  of Springfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Virginia HATMAKER  of Springfield and Kenneth and Cindy HATMAKER  os Lakeview, Ohio; four grandsons, Dwight and Doug HARNESS  of New Carlisle, Aaron and Carson HATMAKER  of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Dallas HATMAKER . Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams funeral home North Limestone Chapel from 5-8- p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with rev Jean Carroll and Rev John Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City


Des Moines Register (Iowa), Obituaries, 1990-99 Publication Date: May 08, 1994 Page: 7
Ruth Louise Evilsizer, 83, of New Oaks Care Center, 3806 Easton Blvd., died of a heart ailment there Wednesday. The body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. Burial of the cremains will be at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, Ill.Miss Evilsizer, a homemaker, had lived in Ottumwa before moving to Des Moines five years ago.There are no immediate survivors. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton's Funeral Home.


Springfield News-Sun- Wednesday, June 1, 1994, Pg 20
Norbetta E SELLERS
, 71, of 632 E Court St, died at 2:07 p.m. Monday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Visitation 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Walter Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. Services there 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.


Publication Date: June 15, 1994 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: D6
MORTON -- Jennie C. Brenneisen, 92, of 730 W. Jefferson St., Apt. 32, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday, June 13, 1994, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. Born Sept. 24, 1901, in Ellsworth to Ernest and Bertha English Cornelison, she married Jesse H. Brenneisen on July 4, 1925, in Paxton. He died Oct. 29, 1991. Six brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Phyllis) Evelsizer of Morton; one brother, Newman Cornelison of Hammond, Ind.; one sister, Nila Tousley of Antioch; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren. She formerly lived in Chebanse, where she was a member of United Church of Christ. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, where visitation will be one hour earlier. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse. Memorials may be made to United Church of Christ in Chebanse.


Fort Worth Star Telegram July 14, 1994
Mansfield- Mildred Irene Evilsizer, a nurse's aide, died Wednesday at a Gladewater Nursing Home. She was 77. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Emerald Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs Evilsizer was born in Batesville, Arkansas. Survivors, six sons, Albert Wayne Reeves of Kansas City, Missouri, and E P Reeves, Donald A Evilsizer, Charles W Evilsizer, Richard P Evilsizer and Lewis G Evilsizer, all of Gladewater; two daughters, Cheryl Hale of Mansfield and Delores Clark of Carbon; two sisters; three brothers; 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.


The Kansas City Star, June 13, 1994 pg B3

Clarence V McCartney, 74, northeast Kansas City died June 11, 1994 at the home. Services willbe at 1 p m Tuesday at the Blackman Chapel; burial in Mount Washington Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the chapel. Mr McCartney was born in Breckenridge, MO and moved to Kansas City 50 years ago. He was a millwright for General Mills Co for 32 years, retiring in 1980. He was an army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the General Mills 25 year club. Survivors include a son, Michael D McCartney, Kansas City; three daughters, Janet Williams, Lees' Summitt; Mary P McCartney, Kansas City and Nancy S Chowning, Clinton, MO; two sisters, Edwina Lewis, Ludlow, MO and Betty Evilsizer, Grandview; and three grandchildren.


SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER DEATHS
Thursday, July 28, 1994 Section: News Edition: Final Page: B4
EVILSIZER: Alice F.
, 81, of Kent, July 21.


Springfield News-Sun, Friday, August 12, 1994 Pg 19
Charles W "Bill" BOYER ,
73, of Tremont City, Ohio, died suddenly, Wednesday, August 10, 1994. He was born January 20, 1921 in Cable, ohio, the son of Ward O and Winifred C ((MCADAMS) BOYER. He was a Veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He retired from Jerry Tackett Lincoln Mercury July 1988. He was a car salesman for 40 years and was working at Donald's used Cars in Springfield. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth A (EVILSIZOR) BOYER , one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Laura BOYER  of Tremont City, ohio; two daughters, Sherry PYLE  of Tremont City, Ohio and Deborah GRIMM  of Springfield, Ohio; four granddaughters, Heidi and Holly PYLE , Cari GRIMM and Lillte Whitley BOYER ; two great grandchildrrn, Lucas PYLE and Christopher OILER ; one sister and brother-in-law, Norma Jean and Sherm LARRY ; one sister-in-law, Betsy WATSON ; and one brother-in-law, Bill EVILSIZOR . Several Aunts, nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at Walter-Schoedinger Funeral home, Urbana where services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday with burial to follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, St Paris, OH. Contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.


Publication Date: August 23, 1994 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: D6
MORTON -- George B. Reed Jr., 71, of 264 E. Greenwood died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 1994, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Born Oct. 30, 1922, in Canton to George B. and Eliza J. Deer Reed, he married Beverly J. Kramer on Feb. 1, 1946, in Chicago. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Robert George Reed of Coal Valley, Scott Alan Reed of Waupaca, Wis., and John Kramer Reed of Peoria, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Randall (Susan Marie) Evelsizer of Delavan; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.He was an accountant at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria for 27 years, retiring in 1982.He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morton, where he was an elder and treasurer. Cremation will be accorded. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at his church. The Rev. Clifford Rust will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Lu~dwig-Rohrschneider Mortuary.Memorials may be made to his church.


Journal Ledger, Caldwell Ohio, Noble Co September 1994
EVILSIZER, Garnet Anne (Clarke)- b 9/5/1936, Noble Co, OH, d/o Paul M and Helen DYE Clark, died 9/18/1994. Good Samaritan Hospice, Zaneville, OH, after a long illness (cancer); Married Robert EVILSIZER s/o Charles and Ruth Evilsizer, 1957; survived by son, Todd and wife Amy. Children Garnet and Danton; by daughter Meg and husband, Phil Spear and children Sam, Julie, Luke of Granville, OH; cremated; teacher, Caldwell School System.


Cedar Rapids gazette, Tuesday, Sept 6, 1994
George A Evilsizer,
78, of 136 Meadowlark Lane, died Sunday, Sept 4, 1994, in Mercy Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday. The Rev William Harnish will officiate. Burial, Linwood Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Harriet E "Betty", a son, Gary Evilsizer and his wife Jeannine, of Cedar Rapids; and a brother Frank E Evilsizer and his wife Mary of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents. Born Sept 28, 1915 to Frank and Albie Kubat Evilsizer, he married Harriet E "Betty" Wadden on June 29, 1939 in Cedar Rapids. He owned and operated Auto Radiator Service from 1938 until early 1994. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, a past president of IGO, a charter member of Mizpah Masonic Lodge No 639 AF & AM, and a member of the Cedar Rapids Consistory, El Kahir Shrine, El kahir Shrine Color Guard, and Cedar Rapids Boat Club. George was a loving husband, father and father-in-law. There will be Masonic Services by Mizpah Masonic Lodge No 639.


Springfield News-Sun Saturday Dec 10, 1994
-William V EVILSIZOR , 86, of 3864 W Route 36, died at 3:22 a.m. Friday in Woodstock Nursing home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Walter-Schoedinger funeral home. Grave side service 10 a.m. Monday at Highland Memory gardens, West Liberty


Palladium-Item, Greenville, Ohio-Sunday, May 28, 1995
Greenville, Ohio- Frances S Heindl, 77, of 262 Marion Drive, formerly of Arcanum, Ohio, died Saturday, may 27, 1995, at Heartland of Greenville. She was born Nov 1, 1917 to Marshall and Lida (Foose) Evilsizor in Trotwood, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of Trotwood church of the Brethren. Survivors include two sons, Louis C Heindl, Jr of Pittsburg, Ohio and Thomas L Heindl of Greeneville; two daughters, Nancy baker and Patricia Fourman, both of Arcanum; two brothers, Lewis Evilsizor of Vandalia, Ohio, and Donald Evilsizor of Larwill; a sister, Marge Anthony of painter Creek, Ohio; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis C Heindl, Sr who died last October, two sisters and a great grandson. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, may 30, at Zechar Bailey funeral home in Greeneville, with the rev Bob Pfieffer officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society


June 16, 1995 Fort Worth Star telegram pg 37
Watauga- James H JOHNSTON, 59, a digital imager with Tandy Corporation for over 17 years died Thursday at Bedford Hospital. Memorial Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Harvest Baptist Church. Survivors; wife, Delores Johnston of Watauga; five sons, Brian of Ft Worth, Christopher of Atoka, TN, Tim of St Petersburg, FLA, Maurice Bresette of Washburn Wisc, and Steven Scott of Staples, MN; three daughters, Renee Blair and Verna Yates, both of Watauga and Becky Evilsizer of Chillicothe, MO; 17 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Mount Olive Funeral Home 2301 North Sylvania.


Springfield News Sun- Sat, June 17, 1995-Pg16
St Paris-Earl C "Red" Pence,
80, of Urbana, formerly of St Paris, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the Champaign Nursing Home, Urbana. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Sunday in the Richeson Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St Paris. Services there at 11 a.m. Monday; Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, St Paris.


URBANA DAILY CITIZEN Friday, June 16, 1995 page2:
Earl C. "Red" Pence, 80, Urbana, formerly of 235 W. Troy St., St. Paris, died at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 1995, in Champaign Nursing Home, Urbana. He was born on Aug. 29, 1914, in St. Paris, the son of Faye and Bertha Ada (Sutton) Pence. He was a retired employee of the Hobart Brothers Company in Troy, and he attended the St. Paris First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Norma Ethel (Evilsizor) Pence, to whom he was married on Oct. 23, 1935; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Dale "Mike" Davis, St. Paris; four grandsons, Denver, Dean, Don and Dan Davis; four great-granddaughters, Niki, Missy, Danielle and Maggie Davis; and one sister, Sarah Pence, St. Paris. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Cecil Pence. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, with Pastor William E. Blain Jr., of the St. Paris Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, in the funeral home."

Springfield News-Sun Sunday August 20, 1995
Nellie E STRATTON , 92, of Springfield, died Thursday, August 17, 1995 in Community Hospital. She was born Feb 9, 1903 in Cedar Boggs, Champaign County, the daughter of Clement E and Urba Mae (WALKER) EVILSIZOR. She was a homemaker and worked in her home with direct clothing sales for ten years. She attended St John's Lutheran Church, Green Special Homemaker, Ladies of the Orient, Zuanna; Little Miami Rebeka Lodge No 379, Daughters of America, Home City Chapter #27.Survivors include two sons, Lloyd (Frank) F and Charles E STRATTON of Springfield; two daughters, Barbara Mae DUNCAN of Springfield and Ruth I GILLETTE of Lebanon, Tennessee; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; sixteen great grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd W STRATTON  in January of 1979; a sister, Esther GERHARDT ; and three brothers, Norman, Paul and Millard EVILSIZOR . Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. in the Woods Allgier funeral home. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev Allen Dietz officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Squad 95.


Springfield News-Sun Wednesday September 20, 1995
Elizabeth A (Libby) BOYER , Loving mother and Grandmother,72, of 302 Third St, Tremont City, Ohio, died Monday September 18, 1995. She was born in Urbana, Ohio, on June 5, 1923, the daughter of J Luther and Mary (COMER) EVILSIZOR . A graduate of Urbana Local School in 1941 and attended Moore's Business College. Retired from W B Marvin Manufacturing Company in July 1990, following 46 years service. She is survived by daughters, Sherry PYLE  of Tremont City, and Debi GRIMM  of Springfield, Ohio, son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Laura BOYER  of Tremont City, Ohio, four granddaughters, Heidi PYLE , Holly PYLE , Cari GRIMM,  and Whitney Elizabeth BOYER , two great grandsons, Lucas PYLE  and Christopher OILER ; one brother, Charles W (Bill) EVILSIZOR; and one sister, Betty WATSON , both of Urbana, Ohio; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sherm and Norma Jean LARRY  of Cable, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles W (Bill) BOYER on August 12, 1994. Family will receive friends 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Walter-Schoedinger funeral home, Urbana, burial to follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, St Paris, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Champaign County or to the American Heart Association.


The Fort Worth Star Telegram October 29, 1995
GRANBURY- Leland Ray Scott, 61, who retired from the Air Force and was a former employee of Lockheed Aircraft, died Friday in Watauga. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Mr Scott was born Oct 21, 1934 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Survivors; two sons, Steven Scott of Granbury and Maurice Bresette of Washburn, Wisc; stepson, Daniel Ross Caudle; three daughters, Verna Yates and Renee Blair, both of Watauga, and Rebecca Evilsizer of Chillicothe, MO; four brothers, Charles Scott of Corpus Christi, James Scott of Columbus, Ohio; Russell Scott of Camp Wood, and Jack Scott of College Station; two sisters, Grace Butler of Nordheim and Dixie Beard of Haynes City, Fla; 1 grandchildren; one great grandchild; nieces, Carolyn Kelly and Candy Scott and numerous other nieces and nephews. Guardian Cremation Society.


Publication Date: November 06, 1995 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: D7
MORTON -- Raymond W. Evelsizer, 75, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Morton, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, at his residence.Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Congerville to Carl and Mary Hexamer Evelsizer, he married Lorene Johnson in May 1940. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dennis of Forrest and Darwin of Mascoutah; one brother, Kenneth of Morton; four sisters, Lorene Koets and Irma Medendorp, both of Gilman, Elsie Meier of Ashkum and Wilma Thornton of Lansing, Mich.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.He was a tool and die maker at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria for 35 years, retiring in 1979.A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion.He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in North Fort Myers. Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Danforth Cemetery in Danforth.Memorials may be made to his church, 2691 NE Pine Island Road, North Fort Myers, Fla. 33903, or to any charity.


Gooding County Leader, January 3, 1996
Eula Vivian GEE
, 81, Gooding, died Dec 23, 1995 at Gooding Rehabilitation and Living Center in Gooding. She was born on Aug 14, i8n Butler, MO, the daughter of Henry and Francis EVILSIZER. She attended schools in Gooding. She married Charles Gee on Aug 26, 1934 in Gooding at the Methodist parsonage. They farnmed north of Gooding for 56 years. Charles preceded her in death on Aug 22, 1974. She was a lifetime member of the Gooding United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, choir member and active with the United Methodist Women. She was a 50-plus member of the Gooding Grange, member of the 20th Century Club, active with the Gooding Hospital Auxiliary and served for many years with the American Red Cross Blood Bank. She is survived by her children, Peggy (Lawrence) LaRue of Wendell and Larry (Rhonnie) Gee of Rathdrum; sisters, Dorothy (Del) Cagle of Chico, CA, Alma (Bud) Quigley of McCammon, and Opal (Stan) Stanley of Medford, oregon; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren Funeral services were held Dec 28, at Gooding. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.


THE SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE Thursday, February 15, 1996 Page: 4B
Virgil E. Evilsizor,
87, Venice, died Feb. 13, 1996.
He was born Dec. 13, 1908, in St. Paris, Ohio, and came to Venice 21 years ago from Medina, Ohio. He was a personnel director for 21 years with Permould Co. He was a member of the Medina Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite of Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Venice. Survivors include his wife, Savannah W.; a daughter, Jacqueline MacDonald of Columbus; a sister, Betty Terrell of Urbana, Ohio; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church of Venice. Burial will be in Venice Memorial Gardens. Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is in charge.Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund, First Christian Church of Venice, 1475 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34292.


Springfield News Sun Tuesday march 19, 1996

Lucille K Draper, 70, of Springfield, died Sunday evening, march 17, 1996, at Heartland of Springfield. She was born February 20, 1926 in Springfield Ohio, the daughter of Arthur and Sarah (Jones) Evilsizor. Mrs Draper was a member of Northridge Christina Fellowship and a devoted loving homemaker to her family. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Albert Smiht, Vicki Lynn and Lewis Pelfrey, all of Springfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Effie Payne of Texas, Sherman E, Jr, and Kathy Draper of Springfield; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Harold Mitch, Leona and Richard Patton, all of Springfield; ten grandchildren, Randy and Rod Payne, Allen and Eddie Smith, Tracy Lucas, Darrell Pelfrey, Stacy and J D Draper, Erika and Cole Townsend; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Evilsizor; and one sister, Betty Roberts. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Phillip Shenk of Northridge Christian Fellowship officiating. Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy.


Springfield News Sun Friday July 19, 1996
URBANA- Lydia Taylor Evilsizor,98, died at 10:02 a.m. Thursday in the Champaign Nursing Home. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at Walter-Schoedinger funeral home. Service there at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Dayton Daily News Saturday August 17, 1996
Rita M Evilsizor (Schroeder),
age 74, of Vandalia, passed away Thursday, August 15, 1996 at Grandview Hospital after a sudden illness. A member of the Spring Valley Senior Citizen Center, Spring Valley, Ohio-Chapter No 122 of Dayton, the Humel Club of Columbus, National Geographic Society and the National Audubon Society. Rita is survived by her husband of 51 years, Lewis M Evilsizor, Sr of Vandalia; two daughters, Sandie and husband Terry Jones of Lebanon, Tanya and husband Carl Rice of Kettering; 1 son, Lewis M Evilsizor, Jr of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren, Erich and & Damian Evilsizor, Stacey and Michael Jones, Lisa Evilsizor and Karl Rice; two nephews, Tommy and Larry Schroeder. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday, August 19, 1996 at St Christopher Catholic Church, Vandalia, with Father Charles Rohrkemper officiating. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Morton and Whetstone funeral home, 139 S Dixie Dr, Vandalia on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. If so desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in Rita's memory.


The Hartford City News-Times, Saturday, 14 December, 1996, Pg 2, Col 1
Cecil L Kirkwood,
93, 715 East Kickapoo St, hartford City, died Friday, December 13, 1996 at 6 a.m. in his residence from complications. He was born Sept 30, 1903 in Hartford City, Indiana, the son of Charles Kirkwood and Ella M (Marshall) Kirkwood. Both parents are deceased. He married Della (Evilsizer) Kirkwood, who died June 21, 1990. They were married in Hartford City December 24, 1927. He retired from 3m Company in 1968 after 46 years of service. Cecil attended Church of the Nazarene, Hartford City, being a lifelong resident of Blackford County. He is survived by a son Jerry C (wife Arlene) Kirkwood, Hartford City; daughter Jackie K(husband Dean) Shaw, St Petersburg Beach, FL; grandchildren, Chris A Kirkwood, Kimberly A Hyatt, Craig M Kirkwood, Michelle Hefielmire; nine great grandchildren, sister Bertha B Reed, Hartford City and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were sister, Lula Reading, Sister Celia Dearduff, brother Merritt L Kirkwood and brother William Clyde Kirkwood. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec 16, 1996 at 2 p.m. in Keplinger Funeral home. Rev H Gene Pool will officiate. Enterment will be in the Grden of the Memory Mausoleum at Garden of the Memory Cemetery, Muncie, IN Friends may call at the Keplinger Funeral Home Sunday from 8-9 p.m. and on Monday from 8 am until time of service at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Church of the Nazarene, Hartford City, IN.

Publication Date: December 27, 1996 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: C11
Obituary: PEORIA -- John Adams, 100, of Peoria died at 3:51 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 14, 1896, in Peoria to Peter and Anna Lindig Adams, he married Verna Augusta Miller on March 29, 1917. She died May 10, 1975. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Evelsizer, one grandson, three brothers and four sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Sister Marguerite and Verna Carter, both of Peoria; two sons, Robert of Bartonville and William of Pekin; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. An employee of Herschel Manufacturing in East Peoria for 50 years, he retired as a supervisor in 1961. He was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, which is now St. Ann Catholic Church. He also was a life member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and St. Boniface Men's Club. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at his church. The Rev. Richard Horvath will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Davison-Fulton Western Chapel, with a Scripture reading at 4 p.m. Visitation also will be 30 minutes before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorials may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church or St. Mary's Monastery in Nauvoo.


Orange County Register, Orange Co, Calif. December 3, 1996, pg b07
Gloria Annette Kowal,
72, of Irvine died Saturday. Services 10: a.m. Wednesday, Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove. Survivors: daughters, Joan Wold, Kathleen Evilsizer, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren.


Springfield News Sun Saturday, December 28, 1996
Janet E THWAITTES,
66, died Thursday in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. She was born March 5, 1930 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Christopher H and Lola (THOMAS) EVILSIZOR. Mrs Thwaittes was a retired secretary with Don Engle Realty Company. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah A ELLIOTT  of Florida; a son and his wife, Randy A and Donna THWAITTES  of Kentucky; two brothers, Robert L and Barbara EVELSIZER  of Columbus, Ohio, and Richard A and Ruth EVELSIZOR  of Arizona; grandchildren, Julia and Christopher THWAITTES ; long time companion, Walter P LEIS  of Springfield; cousin Norma SULTZBACH; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home with services being held on Monday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Julie Carmean of Central United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the lung Association


The Fort Worth Star-Telegram February 26, 1997
ARLINGTON- Judd Lee, 86, a homemaker, died Monday February 24, 1997. Private grave side service was held Tuesday in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Memorials: First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 313 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011. Judd Lee was born April 17, 1910 in Ballinger. A former resident of Dallas, she lived in the Arlington area since 1949. Mrs Lee was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a past president and honorary life member of the United Methodist Woman and a longtime member of the Builders Class. She was a beloved resident of Heritage Oaks. Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law Kitty Lee and Truman Byrce of Arlington; daughter Karen Lee Johnson of Abilene; brother, M A Ferguson, Jr of Winnsboro; five grandchildren, Mickey Bryce of Tempe Arizona and five great grandchildren,
David Allison, Laura, Rebecca and Michael Bryce and Cody Evilsizer.


Publication Date: February 27, 1997 Source: Tulsa World Page: A2
Oeta Marie Evilsizer,
89, former owner of New Way Laundry, died Wednesday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, GAR Cemetery. Cooper-Althouse


Oklahoma, March 24, 1997
Bessie M Evilsizer,
86, 454 Old Highway 71, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, March 23, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mrs Evilsizer was born Sept 18, 1910 near Grove, Okla. She lived since 1976 in the Joplin area, moving from the state of Montana. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married Clarence Evilsizer on Jan 29, 1929, at Miami, Okla. He survives. Additional survivors include a son, Tom Evilsizer, Lawton, Okla; a daughter Sharon Durels, New York, NY; a sister, Jo Allen, Los Angeles, Calif; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery, Lawton. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker Funeral Home, Lawton. Local arrangements are under the direction of Mason Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.


Publication Date: April 22, 1997 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: D7
EUREKA -- Ona Luella Crump, 90, of 700 N. Main, formerly of Carlock and Congerville, died at 10:26 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Maple Lawn Health Care. Born Dec. 28, 1906, in Congerville to Bert and Lillie Evelsizer Irion, she married Harold R. Crump on Oct. 21, 1928, in Bloomington. He died Dec. 13, 1988. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and one sister. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Knapp of Goodfield; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Jake Irion of Germantown Hills; and two sisters, Launa Sharp of Eureka and Wilberta Buckley of Chillicothe. She and her husband farmed in the Carlock area before retiring to Congerville.She was a member of Congerville Mennonite Church in Congerville, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at her church, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Revs. Art Simpson and Robert Harnish will officiate. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery (the Democrat cemetery) north of Carlock. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the assembly room of Maple Lawn Homes. The Rev. Robert Harnish will officiate. Memorials may be made to her church.


Publication Date: April 26, 1997 Source: The Kansas City Star Page: C4
CSM Carl C. Williams was born November 3, 1916, in Urbana, OH, the son of Harry and Susie Williams (deceased). He graduated from West Liberty High School in 1935 and was a meat cutter in Lakeview, OH, until he was drafted in the U.S. Army on June 25, 1941. He served in World War II with the 90th Infantry Division, as First Sergeant of Co. C, 358th Infantry Regiment. CSM Williams participated in the Normandy invasion of Europe, landing at Utah Beach on D+2 (June 8, 1944). When the war was declard over in Europe (May 8, 1945), he was in Czechoslovakia after being in five major Battle Campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Purple Heart and many other awards and commendations, including the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for heroic action, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Combat Infantry Badge. CSM Williams was discharged from the Army in October 1945 and went back to cutting meat in Springfield, OH. However, he re-enlisted in the Army in December 1948 and retired in August 1968 with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He was accepted in the U.S. Civil Service in July 1969, retiring in July 1977, when he and his wife, Maxine, moved from Topeka, KS, to San Antonio, TX, where he lived until his death. He was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford Williams. Survivors include his wife, Maxine, San Antonio, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Larry McGurn, Prairie Village, KS, Patricia and Kevin Steele, Salina, KS; stepdaughter, Mrs. Mareda Kennedy, Tampa, FL; stepsons, Jim Ayers and Max Ayers, both of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Maureen McGurn, Russell and Philip Steele, Dwayne and Jesse Kennedy, Ashley and Zachary Ayers; sisters, Mrs. Helen McClain, West Liberty, OH, Mrs. Mary Halker, Huntsville, OH, Mrs. Lucy Earick, Bellefontaine, OH, Mrs. Delpha Minnich, DeGraff, OH, Mrs. Jennie Evilsizor, Appleton, WI, Mrs. Joan Lones and Mrs. Susie Hamburger, both of Lakeview, OH; and many nieces and nepehews. (Arrangements: Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio, TX, 78212 (210) 227-8221)


Kansas City Star 5/17/1997
Phillip Andrew "Flipper" Evilsizer,
21, b Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, May 17, 1997, in Independence, as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral Services will be 10:a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Speaks Suburban Chapel,; burial in Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Chapel. Memorial Contributions are suggested to MADD. Philip was born March 17, 1976, in Kansas City, and had lived in this area all his life, In 1990, he was instrumental in developing the Ozark Storm Band, which toured the country for over five years. Philip was the drummer. He attended the Grace Community Church in his youth. Surviving are his parents, Glenda and Jim Carpenter, of the home; his father, Larry Evilsizer, Independence, MO-, his fiancee,Amy Lynn Rose, and their baby which is due in December of 1997, Independence, MO; two brothers,Brian D. Carpenter, Kansas City, and Parry L. Evilsizer, of the home-, four sisters, Elizabeth Ann Bromley, Independence, MO, Rebecca Jean Mustain, Rocky Comfort, MO, Lisa Jewell Wright, Anderson, MO, and Tammie Lynn Hansen, Neosho, MO; his paternal grandmother, Jessie Marie Carpenter, Independence, MO; aunts and uncles, including John and Sherry Scarlet, Walt Evilsizer and Danny Evilsizer; seven nieces and nephews, Benjamin Bromley, Michelle Carter, James Randale Wright, Jr., Andrew Lee Wright, Courtney Lynn Hansen, Ashlee D, Carpenter and Corey James Carpenter; many cousins and other relatives; and his best friend, Richard Best. (Arrangements: Speaks Surburban Chapel)


Urbana Daily Citizen Monday July 8, 1997
Clara Marie Evilsizor, 64, of Urbana, died Sunday, July 27, 197 at 4 a.m. in Eaglewood Care Center, Springfield. She was born September 8, 1932, the daughter of Charles E and Francis (Stephanich) Humphreville in Roundup Montana. She served in the U S Air Force for three years during the Korean era. She and her husband owned and operated Country View Adult Family Home on Jackson Hill Rd. Mrs Evilsizor retired in 1982 after thirty years being with the Champaign County Health Board of Education. She was a life time member of Chapter No 31 of the Disabled American Veterans. She is survived by her husband, Richard R Evilsizor, who she married Dec 16, 1955 in Seguin, Texas; her mother, Francis S Mitchell of El Reno , Okla; one daughter, Tina M (Glenn) Blair, of Urbana; one son, Richard R (Linda) Evilsizer, Jr of Norwich; two sisters, Frances Mae (Burl) Mitchell, of El Reno, Okla., Ruby (Dick) Giacoletto, of Rancho Mirage, Calif; one brother, Franklin D (Rowena) Humphreville, of Yukon, Okla; eight grandchildren, Rhonda A Bucki, of Florida, Christopher Evilsizor, of Piqua, April and Lisa Laffterty of Norwich, Glenn Blair of Lackland AFB, Texas, Kelli, Amanda and Christopher Blair, of Urbana; two great grandchildren, Ashley and Quentin ; and a nephew, Andrew D Evilsizor who made his home with Marie. She was preceded in death by her father. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 1997, in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Urbana, where services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Calvin Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to MADD or Box 13, Urbana Fire Department


THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC Tuesday, July 22, 1997 Section: Valley And State Edition: Final Chaser Page: B3
Maria Rodriguez Quesada, 73, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died July 19, 1997. She was born in the Phillipines. Survivors include her husband, Rudy; daughters, Mina Bellomy, Rebecca Evilsizer, Linda Claudio, Naila Middleton, Lida Conners and Percy Applebee; sons, Rico and Noel; sister, Luciana Mariano; brother, Eboy Rodriguez; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Greer-Wilson Funeral Home, 5921 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Matthews Church, 2038 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix.

White Pigeon: Michigan, April , 1998
Robert Hugh EVILSIZOR,
62, of 306 S. Washington St., White Pigeon, a former 24 year maintenance man for White Pigeon Schools, died April 26, 1998, at his home following an extended illness. He was born June 6, 1935, in Springfield, Ohio, a son of Willard and Olive (BRIT) EVILSIZOR. A White Pigeon resident most of his life, he graduated in 1954 from White Pigeon High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. On Nov. 20, 1982, he married Toni STRAWSER at White Pigeon United Methodist Church. He was employed four years at RC Cola in Sturgis. After retiring from White Pigeon Schools on July 11, 1996, he delivered papers for the Sturgis Journal. A member of the White Pigeon United Methodist Church, he also was a member of the White Pigeon Men's Bowling Association, the Tuesday Night Golf League, and participated in adult softball and served as a Little League coach. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Brad and Dennis EVILSIZOR, both of White Pigeon, and David EVILSIZOR of Mendon; two step-daughters, Mrs. Johnny (Angel) LEMONS of South Bend, Ind., and Mary HARTMAN of Elkhart; one grandson, Brandon Scott EVILSIZOR; four step-grandchildren, Sherry and Nickie LEMONS and Aaron and Amy HARTMAN; two sisters, Dorothy STEINER of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Reg (Vicki) PLATZ of White Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Danny; one sister, Virgie TUCKER; and two brothers, Richard and Russell EVILSIZOR. Relatives and friends may call at the EVILSIZOR home following graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the White Pigeon Township Cemetery, White Pigeon. Ken Ward and the Rev. James R. EVILSIZOR of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Osceola Mill, Pa., will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the Farrand Funeral Home of White Pigeon, which is handling the arrangements. Transcribed from an original newspaper clipping from the 'Sturgis Daily Journal', which serves the St. Joseph Co., Michigan area.

Copy provided by Sturgis Public Library.


Lima News, Lima Ohio, Sunday, 10 Aug 1997
Edna Irene Foltz,
96, died at 6:10 a.m. August 8, 1997, at Lima manor Nursing Home, Lima. She was born July 17, 1901, in Urbana, to Jason and Eliza Smith Evilsizor. On April 4, 1925 she married Carl H Foltz, who died Nov 3, 1962. Mrs Foltz worked at the Banta Candy factory. She was a member of the Elderly Day Care Center and Lima Mennonite Church. Survivors include three sons, Harold Foltz, Walter Foltz and Dale Foltz, all of Lima; two daughters, Martha (Bill) Kirkpatrick and June Glasco, both of Lima; 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dean Foltz and Lloyd Foltz; a brother, Eugene Evilsizor; a sister, Florence Morris; and one grandson. Graveside service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Memorial ark Cemetery. The Rev Mervin Miller will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Marimor Industries. Arrangements are through Siferd Westwood Chapel


Springfield News Sun-Tuesday, Sept 30, 1997, Pg 14
Theodore SHEETS, Sr
, 95 died September 27, 1997 at his grandson's residence. He was an entrepreneur in dry cleaning chemical distilling and various manufacturing operations. He was a member of the British Chemical Society. He is survived by his daughters-in-law, Alice SHEETS  of Urbana, Lucille SHEETS of Cleveland; grandchildren, Bruce and Kari SHEETS  of Springfield, Jan and Wilbur ENTSMINGER of South Charleston, Sondra POKOA  of Topeka, Kansas, David SHEETS of Cleveland, Randall and Marjorie SHEETS of Orange, California; Byron and Luanna SHEETS  of North Brook Illinois, great-grandchildren, Amy and Dana Lewis, Brian, David, Daniel and Randall Jr, SHEETS.  special friends, Karl BRAUN and Sterling COOPER.  He was preceded in death by his sons, Earle, Jack and Theodore Jr SHEETS ; sister Violet LUNDY ; and brother, Renold SHEETS . Grave side services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nettle Creek Cemetery with the Rev Rick Clos officiating. The family is being served by the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home


Springfield News Sun Sunday October 19, 1997
Harry Richard Evisizor, 7
5, of New Carlisle Ohio, died Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at 8:42 p.m. in McCauley Center, Urbana. He was born October 14, 1922 in Champaign County Ohio, the son of Loren and Eunice (Groves) Evilsizor. He was a retired Civil Service employee of Wright Patterson Air Force Base and a navigator during WW II in the Army Corp. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; three sons, Larry and wife Karen Evilsizor of Centerville, Ohio; Roland and wife Marcia Evilsizor of Lima, Ohio; Dennis Evilsizor of Kettering, Ohio; daughter Cheryl and husband James Ferrier of Greely, Pennsylvania; mother Eunice Evilsizor of Urbana, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two step sons, Don and wife Pat Sprague of Trotwood, Ohio; two step grandchildren; brother Edward and wife Margaret Evilsizor of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his father and wife Pauline in 1984. Services will be held Monday, October 20, 1997 at 2 p.m. in the Trostel Chapman and Christmas funeral home, New Carlisle with Pastor Clarence Dinnen officiating. Burial will follow in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services. If desired, memorial contribution may be made to the National Parkinson Disease Foundation


Publication Date: November 04, 1997 Source: The Kansas City Star Page: B4
Obituary: Edith O'Brien Cahill, 100, Mission Hills, passed away Sunday, November 2, at the Villa St. Joseph Nursing Center. Private Graveside services will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Children's Mercy Hospital, or The Salvation Army.

Edith was born in Albert Lee, MN, and attended schools in Kirksville, MO, before moving to the Kansas City area. She owned and operated Terry Sales Company for 55 years before retiring in 1985. She was a former member of the Women's Chamber of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Cahill. She is survived by her daughters, Lucille Armacost and her husband, Don, and Mildred Evilsizer; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Edith loved to do needle - work, traveling, and antiques. Edith was kind, loving, determined, and will be missed by all who knew her. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Over - land Park Chapel)


Kansas City Star-Friday, Dec 26, 1997
Johnnie L EVILSIZER,
80, Bosworth , MO died December 24, 1997 at the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, MO. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 27, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Brunswick, MO; burial at the Lakeside Cemetery, Sumner, MO. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Friday at the Gibson Funeral Home in Brunswick. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.


Springfield News Sun Tuesday August 18, 1998
Virginia (METZ) HOLL  
77, of Springfield, died Sunday, August 216, 198 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ohio Masonic Home. She was born Jan 18, 1921 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Virginia (GIBLER) METZ . She was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was a member of the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she had served as the organist and pianist. She was also the accompanist for many productions of the former Music Stage. She is survived by one brother, Philip METZ , of San Diego, California; one sister, Miriam ACTON  of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick J HOLL on June 1, 1998. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Dr Steve Minor officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to the Music Fund of the Cental Christian Church.


Springfield News Sun Tuesday June 2, 1998
Frederick J HOLL
, 80, of the Ohio Masonic Home, died Monday, , June 1, 1998 at 2:20 p.m. at the Community Hospital. He was born July 19, 1917 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Julius and Amelia (EVILSIZOR) HOLL . A lifelong resident , he worked as a buyer for Main Auto. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Air Force. Frederick was a member of Central Christian Church where he was an Elder Emeritus. He also sand in the choir, was the director of Youth and Kum Dubble Chapel Classes and served as treasurer of the Building Fund during the building of the new church. He was a member of Clark Lodge 101 Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (METZ) HOLL ; a brother Paul M (Ruth) HOLL of Pawnee, Illinois; a dear sister-in-law Miriam M ACTON of Springfield; and several nieces , nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Katherine HOLL . Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams funeral home. Cark Lodge services will be held Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. . Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with one hour prior visitation with Dr Steve Minor and Rev John Hearp officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Contributions in Mr Holl's memory may be made to Central Christian Church Music Fund.


"Dayton (O.) Daily News" Friday, June 12, 1998:
"STORCK, Earl W. Age 86, of Huber Heights, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998. He retired in 1972 as a General Foreman from Frigidaire after 40 years of service. He was a member of Foreman Club & Engineer Club of Dayton, 51 yr. member and Past Master of Wayne Grange, life-long member of Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee for many years, served as School Board President and on the Zoning Board of Wayne Township, and Master Mason in Michael L. Finnell Lodge, Fairborn, OH. Preceded in death by his son, Roger William. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Mildred; son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. & Marilyn of Huber Heights, daughter and son-in-law, Melanie & Greg Kovach of Farmersville; daughter-in-law, Rhelda of Van Wert, OH; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 10:30 A.M. Monday at Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd., with Pastor Jack Drodge officiating. Interment Medway Cemetery. Friends may call at the Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel, 5844 Old Troy Pike on Sunday from 2-5 P.M. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church in his memory."


Springfield News, July 2, 1998
Judy I BREAKALL ,
54, of Springfield, died Wednesday evening, July 1, 1998, in Community Hospital. She was born April 8, 1944 in Springfield Ohio, the Daughter of David and Ethel (ADAMS) LITTLE . Judy was a retired home health aide and was a past member of the Fraternal order of Eagles Aeerie 397. Her survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Ronald L and Tine BREAKALL of Springfield; two sisters, Mary EVILSIZOR ; and Linda WILMAN , three brothers and one sister-in-law, Donald LITTLE , Paul and Candace LITTLE and Jerry LITTLE ; one grandson, Ronald L "Boogie" BREAKALL l, ILL; special friends, Martha Jo BRYANT  and Sue PERKINS ; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald BREAKALL in 1978; and one brother, Ernest LITTLE . Funeral services will be held in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Hom Monday at 2 P.M. with pastor Jerry Stinger of the Victory Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Clifton Cemetery.


The Wichita Eagle July 18, 1998
Mary Katherine
PEARCE, 66, former Labette County Medical Center physical therapy department employee, died Thursday, July 16, 1998. Service 1:30 P.M. Monday, Faith United Methodist Church. Survivors include husband, Raymond; sons Ed of parsons, Chuck of Tulsa; daughters, Julie ODell of Erie, Patty Wells, Peggy Kinsch, both of Parsons; brothers, Robert Evilsizer of Colorado, Larry Evilsizer of Fresno, Calif; sisters Fancis Walters of Norwalk, CA; Evelyn Merchant of Mission; Cynthia Bruemmer of Ferguson, MO; 13 grandchildren; Four great grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Little Lighthouse, Tulsa Oklahoma, Carson-Wall Funeral Home


Peoria Journal Star (IL), Obituaries, 1991-99 Headline: Donna Bean Publication Date: October 06, 1998
Obituary: LEROY -- Donna Jean Bean, 70, of 105 W. School St. died at 10:55 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Born July 6, 1928, in Bloomington to J. Donald and Normal L. Evelsizer Blunk, she married Kenneth D. Bean on Aug. 9, 1947, in Veedersburg, Ind. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Pamela) Payne of East Peoria and Jo Ann Bean of Affton, Mo.; one son, Steven of Ventura, Calif.; her father of Normal; four granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters. Her mother preceded her in death. She worked for State Farm Insurance Co. and later at Hicks Gas for 15 years until retiring. She was a member of Oak Grove Christian Church in Monticello, Ind. She was a former den mother for the Boy Scouts. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield-Froelich Memorial Home, Normal. The Rev. Jack Nicolay will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the memorial home. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.


Auburn Journal (California); Sunday 18 October 1998; page A-6.
"CAROL E. WRIGHT
Carol Elizabeth Evilsizer Wright
died in Sacramento Oct. 15, 1998 at the age of 77.
Mrs. Wright was born Feb. 19, 1921 in New Concord, Ohio. She lived in Reynoldsburg and Pataskale, Ohio before moving to Auburn in 1993.She graduated from Muskingum College in 1958 with a degree in education and taught fifth grade for 30 years. Mrs. Wright was an active member of the American Belgian Tervesren Club for 27 years.Survivors include daughter Lynn Wellman of Auburn; granddaughters Staci Carrington of Roseville and Michelle Baker and Aubrey Wellman, both of Auburn; great-granddaughters Bridget, Amanda and Nicole Dean and Cathryn Baker; and great-grandson Joseph Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest, and her son, Steven. A funeral is scheduled for today, but no time or location is available."


Urbana Daily Citizen Thursday, Dec 31, 1998
William F Evilsizor,
99, formerly of 7 S. Monroe St, Christianburg, Oh, at 10:40 P.M. on Tuesday December 29, 1998. Born June 1, 1899, in Champaign County, Ohio, he was the son of Vernie Evilsizor and Lizzie (Crabill) Evilsizor, both deceased. He was a self-employed farmer most of his life and was formerly employed by the village of Christianburg. He is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Esther Evilsizor of Piqua, and Gary and Ruth Ann Evilsizor, of Troy; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorothy and Ralph Van Kirk of Piqua and Peggy and Don Hazelwood of Christianburg; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Carolyn Evilsizor, of Troy and a sister-in-law, Eunice Evilsizor, of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace D Evilsizor, who he married on Oct 7, 1920, and who preceded him in death on July 22, 1992; a son, Othello "Bub" Evilsizor; a brother, Loren Evilsizor; and a sister Lula Garver. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan 2, 1999, at 1 P.M. in the Richeson Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S Springfield St, St Paris, Ohio with the Rev Douglas Flinn of the Christianburg Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, Christianburg. A visitation will be held Saturday, Jan 2, 1999 from 11 A.M. until the time of service at 1 P.M. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christianburg Fire Company, P O Box 300, Christianburg, Ohio 45389. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Due to inclement weather, William F Evilsizor's funeral service and visitation on January 2, 1999 had to be postponed. New arrangements will be as follows: Funeral services on Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 1:P.M. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 5 from 11 A.M. until the time of service.


Springfield News Sun Friday January 1, 1999
William F Evilsizor,
99, formerly of Christianburg, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in Harborside Healthcare Center, Troy. Visitation two hours prior to service at 1 p.m. Saturday in Richeson-Wickham and Atkins funeral home, St Paris; burial in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, Christianburg


Springfield News Sun, Friday, Jan 22, 1999, Pg7
Elden A FAULKNER
, 81, formerly of 517 E Church St, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Services there 10:30 a.m. Saturday.


Publication Date: January 13, 1999 Source: Peoria Journal Star
Obituary: CHILLICOTHE -- Wilberta G. "Bertie" Buckley, 80, of 17407 N.
Krause Road died at 4:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon. Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Congerville to Bert and Lillian Evelsizer Irions, she married Melvin Nicoll in July 1937. He preceded her in death.She also was preceded by three brothers and three sisters. She later married Cornelius P. "Buck" Buckley on Feb. 24, 1949, in Brookfield, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Joel Nicoll of Chillicothe and Michael Buckley of Laura; one daughter, Mrs. Ron (Theresa) Kenyon of Sparland; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one brother, Jake Irions of Chillicothe.She and her second husband farmed in rural Chillicothe for many years. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Weber Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before services. Deacon Bob Murphy will officiate. Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rescue 33 or Methodist Hospice.


Publication Date: January 27, 1999 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page:
Obituary: NORMAL -- J. Donald Blunk, 93, of 701 Hale St. died at 3:12 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Heritage Manor in Bloomington.Born Jan. 4, 1906, in Jasper County to William and Blanche Morgan Blunk, he married Norma L. Evelsizer on July 3, 1927, in Normal. She died July 3, 1998.One daughter, Donna Bean, four brothers and one sister also preceded him in death. Surviving are one sister; three grandchildren; one adopted grandchild; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.He retired from the Normal Post Office after 28 years. He was a member of University Christian Church in Normal and was active with Normal Peace Meal.Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Rev. James Turner will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to his church or Heritage Manor.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday March 23, 1999
Fred Eugene Evilsizor,
66, of Urbana, died Friday, March 19, 1999, in his residence. He was born Feb 9, 1933 in Champaign County, Ohio, the son of Clyde and Iva (Russell) Evilsizor. Mr Evilsizor served in the U S Army and Air Force. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Patsy, two sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Jim Johnson and Charlotte Evilsizor all of Urbana; two brothers and sister-in-law Clyde and Mary Evilsizor, Jr of Urbana, and Jim and Mae Evisizor of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family . Arrangements are being handled by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Urbana. Contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice


Southfield, Michigan , January , 1999
Philip O Evilsizer,
Age 78 Passed away Thursday, january 7, 1999. He was a WWII Veteran and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his four children, Jay Evilsizer of FL, Susan (Greg) Therrien and their son Eric of CA, Kathy Evilsizer of CA and Denise (Barney) Langner of CA; his former wife, Alvira Evilsizer of Birmingham, MI. At Philip's wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a Graveside memorial service at the White Chapel Cemetery in Southfield, MI at a later date.


Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) Obituaries  Publication date Feb 2, 1999
Flora Beatrice "Bea" Lewis,
75, of Charleston died Feb 1, 1999 at home after a short illness. She was a retired clerk from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Tax Department. Surviving: son Paul "Butch" Lewis of Charleston; sister, Joyce Evilsizer of South Charleston; grand daughter Christy Ann Lewis. Service will be 2 P.M. Wednesday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox funeral home. with the rev Robert Wilmoth officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St Albana. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. today at the funeral home


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday March 23, 1999
Fred Eugene Evilsizor
, 66, of Urbana, died Friday, March 19, 1999, in his residence. He was born Feb 9, 1933 in Champaign County, Ohio, the son of Clyde and Iva (Russell) Evilsizor. Mr Evilsizor served in the U S Army and Air Force. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Patsy, two sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Jim Johnson and Charlotte Evilsizor all of Urbana; two brothers and sister-in-law Clyde and Mary Evilsizor, Jr of Urbana, and Jim and Mae Evisizor of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family . Arrangements are being handled by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Urbana. Contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice


Springfield News- March 24, 1999
HOWARD Juanita M. (Shumaker) Howard, 91, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, March 23, 1999 in Green Hills Center. She was born July 5, 1907 in West Liberty, Oh., the daughter of William and Nellie (Lapp) Shumaker. She was a member of Brookwood Presbyterian Church of Columbus, where she served as Deacon, Past President of Columbus African Violet Society, Judge at International African Violet Society, and President of Alpha Chi Omega Mothers Club at Ohio State University. Survivors include 1 daughter, Betty Joy Beatty of Springfield; 2 sisters, Ruth Miller of Springfield and Mary Evilsizor of Bellefontaine; 2 grandchildren, Timothy Hecht of San Francisco, Calif. and David Hecht of Albuquerque, N.M.; 2 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Eric Hecht of Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee E. Howard in 1961, 1 son-in-law Benjamin Beatty, a brother William A. Shumaker and a grandson James Hecht. A public gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, Highland Chapel, West Liberty. Funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dr. John Cheetham officiating. Burial will be in Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Oh. Contributions may be made to the Green Hills Center, West Liberty, Oh. 45537.


The Arizona Daily Star Tucson, AZ May 26, 1999
EVILSIZER, Floyd R
., 80, passed away on May 20, 1999 in Tucson, Arizona. Preceded in death by his wife, Joy and brother, Howard of Michigan. Mr. Evilsizer is survived by a daughter in Oregon. Floyd worked and retired from Clinton Valley Center in Pontiac, Michigan. He spent his final years enjoying his woodworking and gardening. He traveled throughout the west. He also enjoyed the animals of the desert. Interment will be at the Green Valley Mortuary, Green Valley, Arizona next to his wife. There will be no local service, however a visitation will be Thursday, May 27, 1999 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to ``The Reid Park Zoo,'' 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716. This was his favorite spot for peace and enjoyment.


Obituaries published in the Akron Beacon Journal-Thursday, June 24, 1999
Pauline Edna Evelsizer (nee Dailey),
87, died June 21, 1999.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. THURSDAY at Rose Hill Burial Park, with Rev. David L. Scavuzzo officiating. Friends may call at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., THURSDAY at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Northampton United Methodist Church, 852 W. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 867-4141.)


Denver Post, Tuesday, August 31, 1999
POLICE KILL MAN WIELDING KNIFE AT FIRE SCENE

Denver Police shot and killed a man armed with a knife in his fire-gutted apartment early Denver police Friday morning after they said he lunged at them with the knife.
Steven Craig Evilsizer, 35, was dead on arrival at Denver Health Medical Center just before 6 a.m., police said. The incident started with a 3 a.m. fire in Evilsizer's apartment at Baker Tower, 330 Acorns St. Firefighters evacuated the third, fourth and fifth floors of the building and put out the fire in apartment 411 before it spread. Arson investigators determined that the fire started in Evilsizer's bed, Denver Fire Department spokeswoman Linell Galleon said. Evilsizer was not in the apartment when fire-fighters arrived. But as investigators were leaving the building, a resident told them he was in a building stairwell. When an investigator went to talk with him, Evilsizer acted "suspicious" and "paranoid," Galleon said. Evilsizer then bolted from the stairwell and tried to get back into his apartment, which had been sealed, officials said. Evilsizer ran into a neighbor's unit and grabbed a knife, Galleon said. He then climbed across the balcony to get back into his apartment. Meanwhile, investigators had called police. When police arrives, firefighters knocked down the door to Evilsizer's apartment. Three officers and two fire investigators pleaded with Evilsizer to put down the knife, but he wouldn't, said Lt. Frank Conner, Denver Police spokesman. In an attempt to get Evilsizer to comply, one office sprayed him with pepper spray. "It had the opposite effect" Conner said. "It enraged him and he lunged at them with the knife." All three policemen, Karl Roller, James Lucero and Dean Walker, opened fire. The arson investigators, who were armed did not fire. The shooting is being investigated by the homicide until, which will turn over its findings to the district attorney's office. Conner could not say how many times the three officers opened fire, but a fourth-floor resident who asked not to be identified said he heard at least ten shots. "There were a lot of shots," he said, "and I knew he was dead." Evilsizer had been arrested in Denver on drug violations in June and July. He had a Denver arrest record dating back to 1985. Several residents of the 11 story building called 911, Galleon said. Most residents were apparently awakened by either the building's fire alarm or neighbors. "I heard people screaming "FIRE"," said resident Katie McEntire.

THE DENVER POST Friday, October 22, 1999 Section: DENVER AND THE WEST Page: B-03
BY ANN SCHRADER
POLICE OFFICERS EXONERATED IN AUGUST SHOOTING DEATH

Three Denver police officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the August shooting death of a 35-year-old catering worker. Assistant Denver District Attorney Chuck Lepley said Thursday that Steven Evilsizer "clearly presented an imminent threat" to the lives of officers Karl Roller, James Lucero and Dean Walker. Officers fired 23 bullets at Evilsizer and killed him Aug. 27 after he refused to drop a knife. Evilsizer, who was legally drunk and had a high level of cocaine in his body, had become involved in a confrontation with officers in his burned-out apartment at 330 Acoma St. Lepley said his decision is based on criminal law standards and does not limit any civil action or administrative action by the Denver Police Department. Evilsizer's father, Marshall, said the investigation was "pretty thorough."

"I talked about it with my family and we have decided we're not going to do anything," he said. "We're going to drop the situation and let it die." At the time of the shooting, fire investigators were probing the cause of the fire, which apparently started in Evilsizer's apartment. Evilsizer returned to the scene and picked up a knife with a 4 3/8-inch blade from his next-door neighbor's apartment when investigators said they wanted to speak with him about the fire. One of the fire investigators drew his service pistol when Evilsizer moved toward him, witnesses said. Then Evilsizer climbed from the neighbor's balcony to his own and went into his apartment. Police were called to help. They entered Evilsizer's darkened apartment, which had fire debris and residual smoke, the investigation showed. The officers and several witnesses said Evilsizer was crouched in the bedroom closet, holding what several people said was a blue Thermos and the knife. When Evilsizer refused several orders from the officers to drop the knife, Officer Darren Ulrich shot a blast of pepper spray into his face. Evilsizer then abruptly moved out of the closet, and the three officers fired at him "almost simultaneously," the DA's report stated. The shots were fired in rapid succession, and the officers stopped shooting at almost the same time, the report said. "These facts are all consistent with an instantaneous reaction to an immediate and significant threat to life," the report stated.


THE DENVER POST
DEADLY FORCE OUT OF HAND

Tuesday, October 5, 1999 Section: DENVER AND THE WEST Page: B-01

Steven Evilsizer didn't have a chance. The 35-year-old catering worker was drunk and high on cocaine the night of Aug. 27 when a fire apparently started in his Acoma Street apartment. When fire investigators encountered him at the scene, they called for police backup. Three Denver police officers arrived, bringing the number of public safety personnel in the apartment to five. All of them were armed with guns. Evilsizer was behaving erratically, according to the police reports, and one of the officers attempted to subdue him with pepper spray. That only enraged him. He lunged at them. The police officers opened fire. The subsequent autopsy report showed 14 bullet wounds, including shots to his head, chest and abdomen. Five of the bullets entered his body from the back. Evilsizer was armed with a steak knife. Police policy stipulates that officers are authorized to defend themselves when it appears they are in imminent danger. Apparently, they determined that this was just such an extreme situation.

In retrospect, that explanation is hard to swallow. If the five officers on the scene, all presumably well trained, alert and working together, had attempted to wrestle the drug-addled Evilsizer to the ground, chances are one of those officers would have received a nasty cut, a superficial knife wound. And even though it probably would have been sufficient force if the officers had jumped him, most of us would believe they were justified in the heat of the moment if one of them had discharged a service weapon and shot Evilsizer in the hand or the leg to disable him. It's just awfully hard to understand why they riddled his body with gunfire, clearly shooting to kill and continuing to fire after he was down, even if his behavior with that steak knife was really, really scary. Denver police and the district attorney are reviewing the case, and this time we shouldn't settle for their all-too-familiar rationalizations for the use of deadly force. Police violence all across the country is growing. As Americans have embraced aggressive efforts to reduce crime, we've averted our eyes to it. Human Rights Watch has found that incidents of police brutality, including shoving, beating and manhandling suspects as well as unjustified shootings, have increased dramatically in 14 major cities over the past five years. While officers usually are vindicated after internal investigations, several victims' families have successfully pursued wrongful-death complaints. Settlements of those claims have cost Denver taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last year alone. In Denver, where a videotaped arrest last summer showed officers brutally kicking and beating a suspect; where police indiscriminately gassed a stadium full of college football fans because they looked like they might riot; and where an inebriated man brandishing a steak knife is blown away with 14 bullet wounds, it's time to take a closer look. The same old whitewash won't cut it anymore.

THE DENVER POST
MOM TELLS OF SON'S BITTERSWEET LIFE AND ITS ENDING IN A POLICE SHOOTING

Sunday, November 28, 1999 Section: PERSPECTIVE Page: G-02 BY DEE EVILSIZER

I am the mother of Steven Evilsizer, who was shot and killed by police on Aug. 27. The indescribable heartache of losing our son has prevented me from responding until now, but I feel I owe it to Steven, his wife, his grandparents and his extended family to comment on these articles that have caused so much pain for our family. The media have devoted considerable space to the negative side of our son and how he died. How much space will they allow for his positive side? Regarding the articles:

Immediately after this tragic event, members of the family were inundated with phone calls from the newspapers, radio stations, etc. - each one pressing us for our reaction to the shooting in an obvious attempt to get us to lash out verbally at the police for their actions. (We even received calls and letters from lawyers offering their services for a lawsuit.) In the midst of our emotional anguish, we were trying so very hard to refrain from judgment of the police or making comment until after the investigations were completed. The few comments we did make were taken out of context, and it seemed to us that we were made to sound like cold, uncaring parents - when in fact, the pain and agony of losing our son (especially under such tragic circumstances) interspersed with the inevitable question, What could we have done differently?? were so debilitating. In one article, my husband was made to sound as though he would have recommended "five shots" (when he was trying to make the point that he did not understand why so many shots had to be fired.) At another point, it was stated that I did not condemn the police for their actions, then added almost glibly was my comment, "The police had a job to do." Reporters and media callers admonished us for not being angry enough. (If I were to direct my anger, it would be toward the dealers who reap huge profits from the lives they destroy with the drugs they peddle.)

While they were conducting their investigation, Chuck Lepley of the district attorney's office was very responsive and sensitive to our requests for information. We have now reviewed the investigative reports from the fire investigators and the DA's office and watched the taped interviews of the policemen and the fire investigators involved. As devastating as it is, we cannot deny the fact that Steven's state of mind (altered by the paranoia resulting from high drug/alcohol levels) and his refusal to comply with the policemen's repeated warnings and demands prompted their reactions.

Although we will never understand why the three policemen felt it necessary to fire a total of 23 shots to stop Steven, we are cognizant of the fact that our son's actions placed himself and others in harm's way. We realize he had to be stopped from injuring others with the knife he held in his hand. That's what I meant when I said I understood that the police had a job to do. Did all three policemen overreact? Many seem to think so. The truth is we will never know because we weren't there faced with making those split-second assessments and decisions. And, unlike in the movies, they do not attempt to shoot weapons out of the person's hand or shoot an armed person in the leg, etc.

We thank God that our son's actions did not result in death or injury to the policemen, the firefighters, or the occupants of the apartment building that night.

Additionally, we were horror-struck by two things: First, the horrible "mug shot" photograph that originally appeared on some TV stations and in the newspapers. Is it asking too much for the media to request a decent photograph from the family? Young nieces and nephews were horrified by the photograph because they didn't recognize that person as their Uncle Steve. (The Post and Channel 4 News later substituted another photograph when we pleaded with them to use one provided by the family.)

Second, was it really necessary to include a diagram representing our son's bullet-ridden body in the Oct. 4 article that appeared after the autopsy report was made public?

That depiction was not of a cardboard target for shooting practice - that was our son, for God's sake!! Do you have any idea of the emotional impact that had on the family?

I would like to tell you about the other side of our son. The Steven we knew and loved was sensitive and kind, was deeply touched by the music and lyrics of his favorite songs (he recently expressed to an aunt how the words of the song, "In the Arms of the Angels" by Sarah McLachlan, spoke to him these days). He loved fly fishing, camping, the Colorado mountains, skiing, Eric Clapton songs, airplanes, air shows, cars, Trivial Pursuit, reading, cooking - and his family.

Steven was the first grandchild on both sides and was still called T-Bone, a childhood nickname, by his grandfather.

There was a certain sense of melancholy as he watched his younger brothers go off to college, but he was extremely proud of them: Todd (a pilot) who would call Steve during the good times and ask if he wanted to go flying with him; and Brad (a musician) whose heart ached over the plight of his "big brother" and the call he feared he would receive someday. And did.

Steve's culinary skills (from years in the catering and banquet business) made family holidays very special. He even catered his own wedding! Grandparents, aunts/uncles and cousins knew they could count on Steve for always remembering family birthdays and anniversaries and sending meaningful cards and notes to mark the occasion.

Steve derived such joy in doing special things for his friends and family in an attempt make up for some of the anguish he knew he had caused them. He was especially eager to work alongside his dad on various projects.

Recently, while house/pet sitting for a close friend who was out of town, Steve replanted the newly planted tomato plants that had surrendered to a late frost. He cared. It was reported that Steve was recently a banquet captain at the Hyatt Regency when in fact he was assistant director of outlets, had been named Manager of the Month last December, and had recently been promoted to executive steward due to his many achievements and awards at the Hyatt.

That error may seem trivial to you, but it's important to us in that it says so much about Steve's progress and achievements in overcoming his addiction. (Additionally, while at the Denver Athletic Club, he had been named Employee of the Year.)

Steven received tremendous support from the hotel staff during the periods when he appeared to be winning his battle over his alcoholism; and he was so proud of his accomplishments at the hotel. His memorial service was attended by at least 50 employees from the Hyatt, many of whom came forward to express personal thoughts and recollections of Steve. There were those who knew firsthand of the battle Steve fought every day.

And truly it was a daily battle. He used to say, "I fight it every single day. Some days I win; some days I lose."

And what prompted the lack of self-esteem that led to his addiction? As his parents, we ask ourselves that question every day; I wish I had the answer. Why does a young boy with an extremely high IQ turn to drugs? (Steve attended Mission Viejo Elementary, Laredo Middle School, and Smoky Hill High School where he had been active in scouting, sports, etc.) I do know that he still carried the scars caused by the seemingly harmless teasing and harassment by classmates in elementary and middle school (when "acceptance" and "belonging" is everything). Even as a slender adult, he used to say that every time he looked in the mirror he saw that fat kid that the other kids made fun of. If only kids could realize that words even more than actions can cut such deep wounds - wounds that sometimes never heal.

Whatever the cause(s), his addiction caused Steve to lose his feeling of self-worth, his job, his wife and ultimately his life. Seemingly at the top of his game in December, he relapsed in January (for whatever reason) and started the downward spiral from which he could not seem to recover. The cycle was always the same: relapse, followed by unbearable pain, guilt and depression (not to mention the brushes with the law), soothed only by more alcohol or drugs.

The weariness from his insomnia was a constant. He struggled valiantly for a long time and sought help through an extensive drug/alcohol rehab program, AA, one-on-one counseling, etc. Steven knew he had a wife and family that loved and supported him, but even that was not enough. (As parents, we are thankful that he had a loving wife who filled a void in his life no parent can ever fill; but she could no longer endure the emotional and financial/legal consequences of his relapses and blackouts.) He eventually caved in to the debilitating weariness that overcame him. He used to say, "I'm so tired of starting over." While his wife and family struggled to draw the line between "support" and "enabling," he set forth on a path of self-destruction. And our repeated attempts to intercede were in vain. He felt he had lost everything and had simply given up.

In my heart I feel that it was God who decided when Steve would leave this world, not the policemen that night. The man they shot was not the Steven we knew and loved; but he took our Steven with him.

We had "lost" the son we knew before the first shot was ever fired. Perhaps God felt Steven had struggled long enough with the emotional roller coaster caused by the periods of positive recovery shattered by the recurrent relapses.

Now there will only be one set of footprints in the sand. We take comfort in knowing that he is finally at peace - a peace that seems to have eluded him in this life. No more pain, no more struggle.

Our lives have been forever changed; there will always be that void. Neither tears nor unwarranted lawsuits will bring him back.

As we struggle to bring closure and to go on with our lives one day at a time, we are haunted by the events of Aug. 27; but we will not allow them to overshadow the good memories of a beloved son. In our hearts, he will live forever!

Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), Obit., 1998-99

Publication Date: August 30, 1999 Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News

Obituary: * STEVEN CRAIG EVILSIZER, 35, of Denver died Aug. 27. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Faith Presbyterian Church,

11373 E. Alameda Ave. Mr. Evilsizer was born in the Philippines on June 1, 1964. He married Candyce Evilsizer. He worked in banquet and catering services. Survivors include his wife; parents Marshall and Deloris of Denver; brothers Todd of Denver, Brad of Texas; grandparents Emerald and Mary Everhart of Indiana, Alpha Cabe of South Carolina, Mary Jane of Dacono.

Publication Date: September 05, 1999 Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News

Obituary: * STEVEN CRAIG EVILSIZER, 35, of Denver died Aug. 27. Services were Aug. 31. Mr. Evilsizer was born in the Philippines on June 1,1964. Survivors include wife Candyce; parents Marshall and Deloris; brothers Todd of Denver, Brad of Texas; grandparents Emerald and Mary Everhart of Indiana; grandfather Alpha Cabe of South Carolina; grandmother Mary Jane of Dacono.

Headline: POLICE FILE REPORT ON KILLING OF MAN PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE WILL DECIDE WHETHER SHOOTING VIOLATED THE LAW

Publication Date: October 05, 1999 Source: Denver Rocky Mountain NewsPage: 4A
Obituary: Evilsizer, 35, who worked in local restaurants, had led a troubled life.
His legal history, according to his father, included two arrests for driving under the influence, and one for possession of drugs.Police said he also had a history of mental problems.An autopsy report showed cocaine in Evilsizer's blood at the time of his death. He was also drunk.Evilsizer was killed in his apartment at 330 Acoma St.Firefighters doused a fire, and suspected Evilsizer set it off by torching his bed. Arson investigators said they tried to question Evilsizer, but he brandished a knife and fled to his charred apartment.Police responded, and sprayed him with mace to subdue him. They said he then lunged at them with the knife, and they fired. *P


LIMA NEWS, Lima, Ohio Friday, September 17, 1999 Section: B Page: B2
SUSIE J. HAMBURGER,
65, Lakeview, died at 11 a.m. Sept. 15, 1999, at her residence.She was born Feb. 15, 1934, in West Liberty to Harry V. Williams and Susie P.Clem Williams Kauffman. On May 5, 1952, she married Ross R. "Bud" Hamburger,who died Feb. 24, 1998.Mrs. Hamburger was a homemaker. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3615 Auxiliary, Indian Lake.Survivors include two sons, Joel (Robin) Hamburger and Michael (Carol) Hamburger, both of Lakeview; two daughters, Pamela (Steve) Stiles of Wapakoneta and Deborah (James) Alspaugh of Lakeview; six sisters, Helen McClain of West Liberty, Mary Halker of Huntsville, Lucy Earick of Bellefontaine, Delpha Minnich of Rosewood, Jennie Evilsizor of Hortonville, Wis., and Joan Lones of Lakeview; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis Paul and Robert R. Hamburger; two brothers, Carl and Clifford Williams; and a granddaughter. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview. The Rev. John Dodds will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. *P


CHARESTON< WV, September 26, 1999
Frankie Marie Sayre
, 69, of Nitro, WV, departed this life, September 25, 1999 at Morris Memorial Nursing Home, Milton, WV following an extended illness.She was born May 23, 1930 in Roane County, a daughter of the late, Russel G. and Marjorie B. (Evilsizer) Phillips.She was a homemaker, a member of the Cross Lanes Bible Church, a volunteer at the Rehabilitation Center at Institute and was a 45 year resident of Nitro.Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Don C. Sayre; son, Dan T. Sayre of Nitro; daughter, Donna (Sayre) Neumann of Greenville, SC; brothers, Golden Phillips of Melbourne, FL, Kenneth Phillips of Nitro, Stephen Phillips of St. Albans; sisters, Erca Wrighton of Melbourne, FL and Anna Mae Doolittle of Spencer; grandchildren, Nathanael Neumann and Isaiah Neumann; several nieces and nephews.She was also preceded in death by a brother, Rolland Phillips.Service will be Tuesday, September 28, 1999--1 PM at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, WV with Pastor, David Thaxton officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6:30 - 9 PM Monday at the Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, WV. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.


Springfield News Sun Tuesday October 12, 1999
Jack A EVILSIZOR ,
81, formerly of Springfield, died Friday, October 8, 1999 in Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, Ohio. He was born August 18, 1918 in Springfield, the son of Horace V and Hazel (BISER) EVILSIZOR. Jack began his career at age 15 in the mail room as a helper with the Springfield News-Sun, serving as branch manager, city circulation manager, transportation director, and finally as district counselor. Jack was a former member of Clark Lodge 101, Free and Accepted Masons, and recently transferred to Boggs Lodge 292, DeGraff, Ohio. He was a Scottish Rite Mason with the Valley of Dayton and a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L (WOODARD) EVILSIZOR  of DeGraff, Ohio; a son and his wife Ted and Kristy EVILSIZOR of DeGraff, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Amanda MYERS  of Minister, Ohio, and Alyssa and Andrew EVILSIZER  of Sidney, Ohio. His body was entrusted to the Woods Allgier Funeral Home , where friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev Paul R Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Scottish Rite Childrens Foundation, Dayton, Ohio


Springfield News Sun Sunday September 26, 1999
Dorothy A Evilsizor,
78, of Springfield, died in her residence at 9:24 a.m. Friday. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. today at the Jackson Lytle &Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel; services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio


Publication Date: November 15, 1999 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: B4
Obituary: EAST PEORIA -- Ella May Schmidt, 92, of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of East Peoria, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Tempe. Born Feb. 10, 1907, in Congerville to Charles Leslie and Minie Evelsizer Irion Sr., she married John Edwin Schmidt on June 1, 1927, in Congerville. He died March 17, 1981, in Tempe. Also preceding her in death were one son, Gerald Schmidt, and one daughter, Karen May. Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Lecocq of Tempe; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat- grandchildren. She was a member of Grace Community Church in Tempe and a former member of First Methodist Church of East Peoria. She also was a member of Tempe Women's Club and the Christian Indian School Auxiliary. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Schmidt-Haller Funeral Parlors in East Peoria, where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery.


Peoria Journal Star (IL), Obituaries, 1991-99 Publication Date: November 16, 1999 Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois Page: B4
Obituary: GRIDLEY -- Sybil L. Lee, 84, of Gridley died at 5:06 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Beulah Land Christian Home in Flanagan.Born May 6, 1915, in Franklin County to Francis M. and Velma B.Hannis Greenwood, she married Wayne E. Simpkins on April 20, 1935, in Mulkeytown. She later married Orville G. Lee on June 26, 1964, in Kankakee. He died Oct. 22, 1981.Two brothers, one sister and one great-great-grandson also preceded her in death.Surviving are one daughter, Betty (and John) Fleming of Gridley; four sisters, Mildred Darnell of Bradley, Nadine Tennison and Charlotte EVILSIZER,, both of Christopher, and Darlene Sherbet of Cadiz, Ky.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A member of the Hairdressers Association in Bloomington, she was a self-employed hairdresser in the Gridley area for more than 35 years.She was a member of First United Church of Gridley and the Gridley Home Extension.Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at her church. The Rev. Jack Nicolay will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. Froelich Memorial Home in Gridley is in charge of arrangements.Memorials may be made to her church or to Gridley Emergency Medical Services.


Clark Co, OH -Littleton Rue Funeral Home Obituary Notices-December 5, 1999
Alton M. Gentis
, 83 Valley Pike Urbana, where he lived on the family farm all his life, passed away Sunday, December 5, 1999 in Mercy Memorial Hospital. He was born August 22, 1916 in Champaign County, Ohio the son of Clifford and Effie (Furrow) Gentis. He was Past Master of Harmony Lodge No. 8 F.& A.M., Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, Board of Directors for the Westville Grain Company for 44 years, and was a member of the Board of Education in the Mad River Schools and served for many years on the Board of Elections. Mr. Gentis won the first Tractor Pull ever held at the Champaign County Fair. He was a farmer and a rural Mail Carrier for twenty years. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth Ann (Gard), one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Dan Trostel, of Urbana, four sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Janet Gentis, of Urbana, Richard and Dianne Gentis of Piqua, Ronald and Sue Gentis of Springfield, David and Sandra Gentis of Urbana, one sister Lillian Brookhart of Tipp City, Ohio, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Milford Gentis. Private graveside services will be held at the convience of the family. Masonic and Knights of Pythians Services will be held at the graveside. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity or church. Express condolences to the family thru www.littletonandrue.com.


Springfield News-Sun, Saturday, December 11, 1999

Vivian J EVILSIZOR, 80 of 5667 Kiser lake Rd, Conover, Ohio, died Thursday, December 9, 1999 at 10:22 p.m. in Mercy Hospital, Urbana, OH. She was born September 4, 1919, in Champaign County, Ohio, the daughter of Herman C and Thora (LEMMON) MAURICE. She was a 1937 graduate of Harrison-Adams High School, Rosewood, Ohio, and retired in 1985 from the Graham School District, where she worked as a cook for 28 years. Mrs EVILSIZOR was a member of the Rosewood United Methodist Church and a member of Ermeritus of the United Methodist Women. For several years she served as a 4-H advisor and volunteered as a reading asistant at Graham North. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald W EVILSIZOR, whom she married on September 8, 1945; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Lesa EVILSIZOR of Norfolk, Nebraska; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Edward MATUSIK of Orlando , Florida; and Caren and Pat WAGNER of Urbana, Ohio; five grandchildren, Angela and Michele MATUSIK of Orlando, Florida; Matt and Kyle WAGNER, both of Urbana; and Desmond LEWIS of Blytheville, Arkansas; two great grandchildren, Anthony and Amanda MATUSIK of Orlando, FLA; one sister, Faye GEUY of Quincy, OH; two brothers, Ivan (maxine) MAURICE of urbana, and Ray (Norma) MAURICE of Rosewood. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Hazel MAURICE; and one brother, Clyde MAURICE. Friends may call Sunday, December 12, 1999 from 2-6 p.m in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 South Springfield St, St paris, OH. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 13, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Rosewood United Methodist Church, Rosewood, OH, with rev Jerry LEWIS officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, North State Rt 235, conover. memorial contributions may be made to Rosewood United Methodist Church, P O Box 102, Rosewood, OH 43070


Springfield News-Sun-Saturday, December 11, 1999, Pg 14
St Paris-Norma E Pence, 85, of 2380 S State Route 68, died at 7:15 a.m. Friday in the Champaign Nursing Home. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Monday in the Richeson Wickham Funeral Home, service there 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Urbana Daily Citizen Saturday, Dec 1,, 1999
Norma E Pence,
85, 2380 US Route 68, Urbana, Ohio and formerly of 235 W Troy St, St Paris, died Friday, December 10, 1999 at 7:15 A.M. in the Champaign Nursing Home, Urbana, Ohio. She was born June 23, 1914 in Terre haute, Ohio, the daughter of the Coral and Myrtle (Medick) Evilsizor. She graduated from Westville High School, Westville, Ohio in 1932, was a member of the St Paris Church of the Nazarene and was formerly employed by Hobart Brothers, Troy. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Dale "Mike" Davis of St Paris; four grandsons, Denver Davis of St Paris, Dean and Judy Davis of St Paris, Don and Barbara Davis of Kingston, Ohio, and Dan and Mandy Davis of St Paris; four great granddaughters, Niki, Missy and Danielle Davis of St Paris and Maggie Davis of Kingston, Ohio; one sister, Nitabelle Journell of Urbana. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl "Red" Pence, whom she married on October 23, 1935 and preceded in in death on June 15, 1995; one brother, Norman Evilsizor; one sister, Norbetta Sellers. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 11 A.M. at the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 N Springfield St, St Paris with Pastor Clifford Kissinger, chaplain a Champaign Nursing Home officiating. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, West Troy Street, St Paris, Ohio. Visitation will be Monday, Dec 13, 1999 from 4-7 P.M. in the funeral home


Springfield News-Sun, Saturday, December 11, 1999

Hazel Elizabeth GRIEST, 88 of Springfield, Ohio, died at 7:15 a.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 in Dayview Care Center, New Carlisle, Ohio. She was born September, 1911 in Clark county, Ohio, the daughter of Fred M and Nellie M (MORNINGSTARE) SUVER. She was a lifelong member of the Bethel baptist Church. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald GRIEST in 1969, and her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jim McGowan.Survivors include three children, Robert and wife Barbara, New Carlisle, Lois and husband Bill , Kettering, ohio, Richard and wife Carol of Cpringfield; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 13, 1999 in the Bethel Baptist Church, Carlisle Pike, Springfield, Ohio. Pastor Jim SKEDEL officiating; Burial will be in the New Carlisle Cemetery. Firends may call form 2-6 Sunday in the Trostel, Chapman, Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dayview Care Center or to the Bethel Baptist Church.


Urbana Citizen Saturday December 18, 1999
David E "Big D" EVILSIZOR  
66, of 5994 Molunkee St, Cable, Ohio, made his peace with this world Thursday, Dec 16, 1999 in Community Hospital, Springfield, Ohio. He was born Feb 25, 1933 in Clark County, to Grover and Dorothy EVILSIZOR . He retired from White's Sales and Service. Dave is survived by his wife Joyce (KESSLER) EVILSIZOR r; son David Eldon EVILSIZOR, Jr; three daughters, Deborah E (EVILSIZOR) RICKETTS , Christina L (Evilsizor) KLIESMIT, and Cheryl L (EVILSIZOR) JOHNSON ; six grandchildren, Kurry M KLIESMIT t, Josh M FOY , Jennifer M FOY, , Rikki R RICKETTS, Cary Jo KNOTTS  and Tyson J KNOTTS, all of the Urbana area; brothers Richard and Joseph EVILSIZOR , sisters Marjorie ADKINS , Betty LITTRELL , Jean ROWLAND and Elnora NICHOLS , all of Urbana, Florence LAUGHLIN  of Sidney, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and Diane and Andy EVILSIZOR of Urbana. The family will receive friends in the Walter Schoedinger funeral home on Sunday Dec 19, 1999 fro 3-5 p.m where the funeral services will be held on Monday Dec 20, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Calvin Rowland, officiating. Please send your heartfelt donations to the Community Hospital Independent Endowment Fund ICU Unit at Community Hospital, 530 S Burnett Rd, Springfield, Ohio in David's memory. The life giving and Heart sharing efforts are greatly appreciated. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Josh M FOY , Tyson J KNOTTS , Kurry M KLIESMIT , Rick RICKETTS , Lee BOYD , Bill BUROKER, Jim WHITE, Phillip (Smitty) SMITH , Rick CLAY , Phillip ROWLAND, Garland (Buddy) NICHOLS, Jr, Joey NICHOLS , Randy EVILSIZOR , Frank KENDRICKS , Tim LITTRELL , Dean KESSLER, Howard KESSLER , Earl KESSLER, Jr and Richard KESSLER.


Publication Date: January 05, 2000 Source: The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL Page: A7
Obituary: Patti Evelsizer Olson, 68, R.R. 3, Box 124, Bloomington, died at 6 a.m. Monday (Jan. 3, 2000) at her residence. She had battled Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) for seven years. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, Pastor Knight Wells officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the memorial home.Mrs. Olson was born April 20, 1931, in Bloomington, the daughter of Melvin G. and Ruth C. Thomas Evelsizer. She married Milton L.Olson on Sept. 2, 1951, in Bloomington. He survives.Other survivors include one daughter, Julie (Tom) Shadid, Normal; three sons, Larry Olson and Brian (Elaine) Olson, both of Normal; and David (Kathy) Olson, Bloomington; and one sister, Karen (Ed) Lambert, Kankakee.Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Kari (James) Scott, Meggan Olson, Chad Olson, Jennifer Olson, Brianna Olson, Sara Shadid, Kyle Shadid and Katie Shadid.Her parents preceded her in death.Mrs. Olson had formerly worked at State Farm Insurance Co.; Montgomery Ward; and Funk Seed Co.She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.She enjoyed being a homemaker. She was very appreciative of the love and support of family and friends during her illness. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


Springfield OH News-Sun, Friday, January 7th, 2000.
Alice Leona Evilsizer
97 of Urbana passed away Wednesday, January 5th, 2000, in the Champaign Co, Nursing Home. She was born June 14, 1902, in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of Jasper and Emma (Hamilton) Evilsizor. Alice is survived by one sister, Thelma Seelenbinder of Springfield and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Virgil W Evilsizor; two sisters, Mary Grow and Maude Evilsizor; five brothers, Oscar, Arthur, Robert, Clifford and Willard. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 8th, 2000 in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev Clifford Kissinger officiating. Burial will be in the nettle Creek Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family through www.littletonandrue.com. (Obit of brother Charles Clifford 1937 says she is single at the time of his death.)


THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM OBITUARIES
Saturday, January 15, 2000 Section: METRO Edition: FINAL Page: 13 STAR-TELEGRAM
ARLINGTON -- Ida L. Williams, 91, a full time housewife, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Arlington.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Ida L. Williams was born March 15, 1908, in Finley, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Williams. Survivors: Nephew, Robert Nance and his wife, Frances, of Joshua; stepbrother, Herman Caldwell of Fort Worth; sisters, Geraldine Kirksey of Arkansas, Blanche Bowen of Tyler and Lucille Nolen of Oklahoma; grandnieces, Robin Stricklin and her husband, David, of Kennedale, Wanda Kelly and her husband, Pete, of Rendon, Charlotte Peterson and her husband, Bill, of Arlington and Robbie Evilsizer and her husband, Donny, of Arlington; grand nephew, David Nance and his wife, Stephanie, of Weatherford; and also many other loving relatives and friends. Moore Funeral Home 1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711


LIMA NEWS
GRACE MORRIS BASINGER, 71, LIMA, DIED AT 8:40 A.M. JAN. 16, 2000, AT ARTHUR
Tuesday, January 18, 2000 Section: B Page: B2
GRACE MORRIS BASINGER, 71, Lima, died at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 16, 2000, at Arthur James Hospital, Columbus.She was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Continental to Roy and Florence Evilsizer Morris. On Feb. 2, 1951, she married Robert W. Basinger, who survives.Mrs. Basinger retired as director of nursing for Shawnee Manor Nursing Home and had been marketing director of home health care at Reaman Pharmacy. She attended Shawnee United Methodist Church. She was a board member for the Council of Aging and a former member of the Junior Service League. Survivors also include three sons, William M. (Marilyn) Basinger and James D. (Shelly) Basinger, both of Lima, and Robert W. (Sherri) Basinger of Rifle,Colo.; two daughters, Ann. L. (Jeff) Silone and Carol L. Basinger, both of Columbus; two brothers, Ken Morris of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Roy Morris of Enon; four sisters, Maxine Pope of Greenville, Mich., and Elaine Barnhart, Martha Engle and Carol Mowery, all of Springfield; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Don Morris; and two sisters, Mary Ruth Harvey and Dorothy Sine. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shawnee United Methodist Church. Dr. Joseph Bishman will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Shawnee United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or the Indian Lake EMS. *P


April 19, 1925 - February 28, 2000 LITTLETON RUE FUNERAL HOME-Clark Co, OH
Visitation: March 01, 2000 Service: March 02, 2000 Cemetery: Nettlecreek Cemetery
Richard J. Faulkner,
74, passed away Monday, February 28, 2000, at 2:49 A.M. at Doctors' Hospital West, Franklin County. He was born April 19, 1925, in Champaign County Ohio, the son of Alpha C. and Edith (Evilsizor) Faulkner. He was a member of the Westville United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of K. of P. Lodge, Westville. He was a life long farmer of Champaign County, he served on the Champaign Landmark Board for 12 years and in 1999 was chosen as Champaign County Farmer of the year along with his son, Lenny. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Olajeane (Stradling) Faulkner of Urbana, Ohio, two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni Lee and Jerry Cain of Urbana, Ohio, Trixi Lyn and Terry Myers of Ostrander, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Lenny Dee and Zoe Ellen Faulkner of Urbana; sisters Edna Shaffer of Urbana, Zelpha and Russell Arnold of Urbana, Leah Ludlow of Saint Paris, Ohio, Lillian and Guy Parrott of Saint Paris, Ohio, and Frances Laughman of Urbana; brother, Herbert and Betty Faulkner of Urbana; Donald and Sandy Faulkner of West Liberty, Ohio; Nelson and Jane Faulkner of Saint Paris; eleven grandchildren, Luke, Andrew, and Amanda Smith, Allen and Ashley Cain, Kirby, Kelsey, and Shelby Faulkner, and Mandy, Makala, and Tanner Myers, and two great grandsons, Drew Smith and Blake Miller, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Elden Faulkner, sisters-in-law Margaret Faulkner, Harriett Faulkner, and brothers-in-law Charles Laughman, Lee Ludlow, and Lester Shaffer. Following his wishes, his body will be cremated. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M.in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, where Knights of Pythias services will be held at 8:00 P.M. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday with the Reverends Frank James and William Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Nettlecreek Cemetery


Publication Date: March 04, 2000 Source: South Bend Tribune Page: A5
Iva F. Stayton
Sept. 22, 1924 - March 2, 2000 A lifelong area resident, Iva Fay Stayton, 75 years old, of Ash Road, Granger, passed away after a brief illness at 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2000, in the St. Joseph Community Hospital in Mishawaka. Iva was born on Sept. 22, 1924, in Coalmont, Ind., to the late Simon Ray Miller, Sr., and Ida Mae (Kellems) Miller. On Nov. 30, 1941, in South Bend, Iva and Maurice G. Stayton were married. Iva worked at various local companies including Domore, Ball Band (Uniroyal) XL Corporation and Twin Branch Highlander Laundromat. She retired in 1990. Dancing, listening to soft contemporary music and enjoying family were Iva's favorite activities. She entered several dance competitions and won many awards. However, her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren were her real enjoyment. She is survived by her husband, Maurice; a son, Jerry (Becky) Stayton of Osceola; three daughters, Judy (Gary) Secor of Elkhart, Sharon (Charles, Sr.) Sowders of Mishawaka and Deborah (Timothy) Kling of Elkhart. In addition, there are six granddaughters, Kelley (Secor) Nease, Shelley(Secor) Dietz, Stacey Secor, Jennifer Webb, Jill (Stayton) Deckard and Michele Jennings; four grandsons, Jerry Stayton, Jr., Roy Webb II, Adam Kling and Alex Kling; six great-grandchildren, Zachary Nease, Garrett Nease, Jacob Dietz, Alec Dietz, Paige Dietz and Jared Deckard; a sister, Martha Chapman of California; and three brothers, S. Ray Miller, Jr., of Elkhart, Richard L. Miller of Kokomo and Robert G. Miller of Granger; and by four step-grandsons. Iva was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Nolan Miller; and six sisters, Betty Miller, Hazel Miller, Edith Miller, Gertrude Chestnutt, Mary Belle Evelsizer and Cecil Harris. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2000, in the Twin Branch Bible Church, 3807 Vistula Road, Mishawaka, Ind. Rev. Daniel Boes, pastor of the church, will officiate. Graveside services and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka. Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, in the Palmer Funeral Home, 1109 Lincolnway West, Osceola, and one hour prior to services in the church on Monday. Contributions in memory of Iva Fay Stayton may be donated to the Alzheimer's Association, 425 N. Michigan St., South Bend, Ind. 46601.

Springfield News Sun Saturday March 18, 2000
Orval L HARRI ,
97, of Englewood, Florida and formerly of Springfield, died at 11:43 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000 in Beverly Health Care Center, Englewood, Florida. He was born April 26, 1902 in Dialton, Ohio, the son of Ira L and Sara E (BALDWIN) HARRIS .  He retired in 1972 as a tool room machinist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 19 and one half years of service. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth M; two children and spouses, Richard and Phyllis  HARRIS , Urbana, Anna Lou and John NORRIS, Springfield; nine grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha; step son John CONWELL ; one sister and three brothers. Friends may call from 3-6 Sunday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St Bernard Church, Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to the Springfield Paramedic Fund or the American Cancer Society


LIMA NEWS Monday, March 20, 2000 Section: B Page: B2
MAE J. DOVE, 67, LIMA, DIED AT 11:35 A.M. MARCH 18, 2000, AT ST. RITA'S
MAE J. DOVE,
67, Lima, died at 11:35 a.m. March 18, 2000, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born March 13, 1933, in Urbana to Gilbert and Myrtle Evilsizor Cotrell. On Aug. 5, 1950, she married Rev. Henry A. Dove, who survives. Mrs. Dove was a homemaker and a member of Faith Temple Church. Survivors include six sons, Ronald Lee (Marsha) Dove, John Allen Dove, William R. (Brenda) Dove, August A. (Kaylene) Dove, James E. (Linda) Dove and Simon Peter (Kathie) Dove, all of Lima; three daughters, Tamara D. Reis, Pamela S.,(Andrew) Colley and Margaret I. Jacobs, all of Lima; four brothers, Ernest Cotrell, Gary Cotrell, Robert Cotrell and Rev. Richard Cotrell, all of Lima; and a sister, Lovetta Dove of Lima; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Henry A. and Frederick Alexander Dove; three brothers, Art, Gilbert and Larry Cotrell; and three sisters, Clara Wright, Madge Zimmerman and Brenda Bolender. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Alice Springer will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


The Tucson Citizen April 3, 2000, pg 5c
Robin Lee HAY

She was taken prematurely from our lives on Sunday march 26, 2000 at the young age of 50. A loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She gave everything and anything for everyone. She will be in our hearts forever. Mother of Scott B Larson (Sara Van Vessen and Nicholas Van Vessen) and Amy D Larson (William Jones) , all of Tucson, AZ; sister of Jackye Farnham of Rochester NY, loving friend of Lew Evilsizer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 6:P .M. with visitation from 4-6 P.M. at Abbey Funeral Chapel.


State Journal-Register (Sp., IL), Obit., 1993-99 Publication Date: April 05, 2000 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL Page: 9
SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. - Carl Eugene PRIDDY , 82, of Safety Harbor, Fla., formerly of Springfield, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Mease Hospital Countryside. He was born Oct. 12, 1917, in Lake Fork, the son of Simon and Flora PRIDDY . He married Edna J. MICK.  Mr. Priddy was a master mechanic and operating engineer for Calhoun County Contractor Co. in Springfield.He was a member of First Christian Church and the International Union of Operating Engineers, both in Springfield.Survivors: wife, Edna J.; a son, Carl Edwin of Springfield; a stepson, Robert EVILSIZOR of MacClenny, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Judy PATTERSON  of Pensacola, Fla., and Brenda MONTI of Coella; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marjorie DOOM of Lincoln and Ruby TURNER of Springfield. Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Moss Feaster Funeral Homes Dunedin Chapel in Dunedin, Fla., Dr. Allan R. Stuart officiating. Burial: Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Fla.


Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, April 10, 2000
Ida Josephine EVILSIZOR, 88, OF Urbana, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at 8:40 p.m. in the McAuley Center. She was born May 13, 1911 in Champaign County to Charles and Grace (Dixon )Turnmire. She was retired from W B Marvin, Co. She is survived by her children, Grace (Evilsizor) Wheeler-Hall, of London, Ohio; Eugene (jo) Evilsizor of Urbana; grandchildren, Pam (Douglas) Dailey, London Ohio, Jack (Tammy) Wheeler, Grove City, Ohio; Kenneth Evilsizor, Wisconsin, Teresa Carney and Kim Evilsizor, both of Piqua, Ohio; Bruce and Brad Evilsizor of Urbana; Joni (Neal) Sheaffer, of Illinois; several step-grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; brother Harry Turnmire, of Urbana; and a sister, Frances Amrine of Marysville, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Evilsizor, in 1970, and a son, Robert Evilsizor in 1980. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Urbana, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 from 5-8- p.m. in the Walter Schoedinger Funeral Home where a funeral service willbe held on Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 1 p.m. with Rev Roger Childers officiating. Burial in Oak Dale Cemetery.


Database: Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois), Publication Date: April 11, 2000 Source: The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL Page: A6
STANFORD - Mildred Alma Hilpert, 94, of 206 S. Division St., Stanford, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday (April 10, 2000) at Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church of Stanford, the Rev. Michael Fitch officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Stanford. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, and also for one hour before the service Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to The First Christian Church, Stanford, the Stanford Rescue Squad and the Hopedale Medical Complex.She was born Sept. 28, 1905, at Mount Hope Township, a daughter of Charles B. and Alma Yaekel Wright. She married Jean H. Kauffman on July 7, 1925. He died Jan. 26, 1959. She later married Homer Hilpert Sr. on Dec. 20, 1975. He died on March 13, 1995. Survivors include one son, Jean (Mary) Kauffman Jr., Bloomington; one sister, Gwendolyn (John) Weinzierl, Bloomington; and 17 great- grandchildren. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Steve Kauffman, Spokane, Wash.; Diane (David) Brent, Bloomington; Mark Springer, Corona, Calif.; Tom (Donna) Kauffman, Hayden Lake, Idaho; Susan (Bruce) Bohanon, Morton; and Melanie (Jerry) Evelsizer, Stanford.She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and a daughter, Mary Lois Springer.Mrs. Hilpert was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church, rural McLean, and The First Christian Church of Stanford where she recently received the Cross and Crown Award. She was also a member of the Stanford Senior Citizens, serving as their program chairman for 18 years. Mrs. Hilpert was loving mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, needlework and her family.She was a retired nurse's aide at the Hopedale Medical Complex.


Publication Date: April 21, 2000 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: B04
Obituary for Eva B. Stroyeck who died 2:50 PM,Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at her residence in Marquette Hts, IL. born Aug 2, 1911, in Secor, IL to Harve L and Ella M Evelsizer Moreland, she married Paul Stroyeck March 12, 1931 in Pekin, IL. He died in 1974. One infant son, one grandson, one brother and two sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, William of Decatur; one daughter, Charlotte (Mrs Roy) McMullen of Marquette Hts; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was a member of St Peter's Lutheran Church in East Peoria. She was a former member of the Neighborhood House in Peoria, where she transcribed Braille for the blind. Graveside services were at 10 AM Saturday at Fondulac Cemetery. The RevTom Engel officiated.


The Beacon Journel, Akron, Ohio May 7, 2000
SAGAMORE HILLS -- Thomas Arnold, 94, died Friday at Maplewood Care Center in Streetsboro.Mr. Arnold was born in Cleveland, and had lived in Sagamore Hills for over 60 years. He was retired from Marble Chair in Bedford where he was in metal heat treating.He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire (nee Dranek); daughter, Nancy Arnold. He is survived by daughters, Marlene (Don) Spindler of Yuba City, Calif., Dianne (Howard) Holmes of Streetsboro; step-daughters, Carole Tyrone of Cleveland, Marsha (Ronald) Evilsizer of Lodi and the late Joanne Rihval; grandfather and great-grandfather.PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE TIMES. Services will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at 1 p.m. at Johnson-Romito, A Golden Rule funeral Home, (Rt. 82, 1 miles W. of Rt. 8) Northfield Center, Ohio where friends will be received Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery. (330-468-1443)


Charleston, WV- May 23, 2000
DAVID WAYNE EVILSIZER

David Wayne Evilsizer, 51, of Dunbar died May 22,2000, in Gereral Divisiion, CAMC, after a short illness.
He was employee of Myers Transfer, attended First Baptist Church of Tyler Mountain, was a veteran of the Vietnam War and recipient of the Bronze star.Surviving: daughters, Jacqueline Evilsizer of Austin, Texas, Natasha Evilsizer of Cross Lanes, Kimberly Evilsizer of Sissonville; mother, Joyce Thompson Evilsizer of South Charleston; sisters, Suzanne Moss of Charleston, Debora Baertschi of Houston; one grandson. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Robert Wilmoth officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Par, St Albans, with military rites by VFW Post 4768, Alum Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS, Saturday, July 8, 2000 Parsons, Kansas
Evilsizer, Eleanor Grillot
, 86, Parsons Middle School food service employee, died Friday, July 7, 2000. Rosaries 7 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. both Monday, Carson-Wall Funeral Home; funeral mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivor: sons, Francis Grillot Jr. of Fairfield Bay, Ark., Jim Grillot of Tulsa; stepsons, Robert of Fort Smith, Ark., Larry of Fresno, Calif.; stepdaughters, Frances Walters of Norwalk, Calif., Evelyn Merchant of Lenexa, Cynthia Bruemmer of St. Louis; sister, Mary Cooper of Chetopa; six grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Eleanor Grillot Evilsizer Scholarship at Labette Community College.


Springfield News Sun, Monday, July 10, 2000
Dorothy L EVILSIZOR, 88, formerly of Springfield, died Sunday , July 9, 2000, in the Dorothy Love Retirement Center, Sidney, OH. She was born November 6, 1911 in Springfield, the daughter of Harry E and Ida J )FRENCH) WOODARD . Dorothy was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church. Her survivors include her son and his wife, Ted and Kristy EVILSIZOR of DeGraff, Ohio; three grandchildren, Amanda MEYERS of Minister, Ohio; Alyssa and Andrew EVILSIZOR of Sidney, Ohio; three sisters, Anna B Kissell and Marjorie E BURKE , both of Springfield, and Helen M MCINTIRE  of Coral Gables, Fla; two brothers, Bud WOODARD  of Whittier, California; and William WOODARD  of Springfield; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack A in November of 1999; and a sister, Bernice DEMINT . Her body was entrusted to the Woods Allgier Funeral Home where friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev Paul R Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund, 3003 West Cisco Road, Sidney, OH 45365


Urbana Ohio Citizen, Monday, July 17, 2000
Gladys E Evilsizor, 86, 2380 S US Route 68, Urbana (formerly of St Paris), died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at 9:14 P.M. at the Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, of Urbana. She was born September 11, 1913, in St Paris, the daughter of the late W F Runkle and Myrtle (Ward) Runkle. Gladys attended the St paris United Methodist Church and was a member of the Johnson Twonship Homemakers Club. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Evilsizor of Mansfield, and Rex and Joyce Evilsizor of Hurst, Texas; four grandchildren and spouses, Dennis and Diane Worthington, Sidney, Darlene and Dan McEowen, Fletcher, Terry Worthington, West Milton, and Penni and Rick Royston, Fort Worth Texas; eight great grandchildren and spouses, Jason (Heather) McEowen, of Piqua, Scott McEowen of Piqua, Darren McEowen of Fletcher, Tia (Gayle) Finch, of Greenville, Phillip Worthington of Sidney, and Andrea, Melanie and Jennifer Royston, of Fort Worth Texas; eight great0great grandchildren, Trenton and Tyler Onskt, Piqua, Taylar McEowen, Piqua, Gregory and Devon McEowen, Piqua, Alexis Holleran, Piqua, Becky and Kaylee Finch, Greenville; and one brother, William "Bud" (Martina) Runkle, of St Paris. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil R Evilsizor on March 16, 1991. They were married on September 1, 1932. Others preceding her in death include one daughter, Janet Worthington, who died June 1, 2000, one son-in-law, Norman Worthington in 1963; one grandson, Chris Evilsizor; two great grandchildren, Tiffany Barton and Amanda Worthington, two brothers, Emmett and John Runkle; and three sisters, Letha Lee, Martha Detwiler, and Florence Everingham. A funeral service will be held, Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at the Richeson-Wickham Atkins Funeral Home in St Paris. Rev Clifford Kissinger will preside, assited by Rev thomas Bolton, pastor of the St paris united Methodist Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, St paris. Visitation will be Friday, July 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home


Cedar Rapids Gazette August 14, 2000
Harriet E "Betty" Evilsizer ,
79 , of 136 Meadowlark Lane, NW, died Sunday, August 13, 2000 in her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Services 10:30 A M Wednesday. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, by the Rev Ken Glandorf, chaplain of Hospice of Mercy. Burial, Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 P.M. Tuesday. Survivors include her son, Gary and his wife Jeannine. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George; and two brothers, Tom and Bill. Born August 16, 1920 in Keokuk, to Charles R and Harriet Higham Wadden, she married George A Evilsizer on June 29, 1939 in Cedar Rapids. He died September 4, 1994. She was employed at the family business, Auto Radiator Service, Inc. She was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. Harriet was active in the Salvation Sewing Group, Cedar Rapids Boat Club and Senior Citizens Dancing groups. She also enjoyed eating out with her friends. She was a loving mother and mother-in-law. Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous Mercy Hospice or the Kahir Shrine Transportation Fund.


Coshocton Tribune; (OHIO)Sept 11, 2000-Pg 5A
Dresden - Rachel J. "Joan of Arc" (Dulac) Evilsizer,
65, of Dresden, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at her home. Born May 22, 1935 in Waterville, she was a daughter of the late Barnaby and Violet Dulac. On July 25, 1953, she married Richard L. Evilsizer, who survives. Mrs. Evilsizer was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Zanesville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Allan Evilsizer and wife Linda of Zanesville; a daughter Twila G. Houston and husband Tom of Columbus; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene Reilly and husband John of Elliott, Maine and Nancy Tobin and husband John of New Market, N.H.; and a stepfather, Francis Hanlon of Portsmouth, N.H. Mrs. Evilsizer was preceded in death by her grandparents, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church with Father Michael DeTemple. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Mattingly Settlement Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Vensil & Orr Funeral Home in Dresden. A rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Genesis. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Piqua (IL) Daily Call on Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Margaret Eloise BEATY,
80 a resident of Covington Care Center and formerly of St. Paris, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000 at 11: 56 a.m. at the Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Champaign County to the late David and Bertha (EVILSIZOR) Hurst. She married James R. BEATY Aug 19.,1939 and he preceded her in death April 9, 1994. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Russell E. "Rusty" and Elizabeth BEATY of St. Paris; two daughters and a son-in-law Maria BEATY of Covington; and Melanie and Steve HESS of Bradford; eight grandchidlren; two step-grandsons, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Freeman (Opal) EVERINGHAM. Margaret was a 1938 graduate of Westville High School. She retired in 1984 from the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, as a licensed practical nurse. She attended the St. Paris First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. James Van Zile of St. Paris First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.


Springfield News Sun- Sunday, October 15, 2000
Harold "Moose" HULSBECK ,
86, of Springfield, died Friday, October 13, 2000 at 12:33 a.m. in Eaglewood Care Center. He was born July 13, 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He played football for the Cincinatti Bengals as "Whitey Hulsbeck", played pro football for the Chicago Bears under George Halas "Papa Bear", and coached in 1972 for Sycamore Athletic Club Football team bringing them to the Championship playoffs, playing in Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Springfield, a son, Kevin of Jacksonville, Florida; and two daughters, Billie Anne and Barbara, both of Cininnati. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 4-7 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Rest haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Ohio.


Margaret L Prichard, 78 of Stratford Drive, Kent, died Tuesday, Jan 2, 2001. She was born Oct 13, 1922 in Rosewood, Ohio, to Harvey and Christina Nitchman Loudenback. Survivors include a son, Lawrence Prichard of Kent, a daughter Lucinda P (Michael) Rhodes of Richfield, Minn; two grandchildren; and a brother, Herbert M (Mida) Loudenback, of Urbana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W Prichard in 1965, and a sister, N Jeanne Loudenback in 1993.


Urbana Daily Citizen Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Candace J. Moore,
46 of Urbana passed away, Monday, February 5, 2001 in Mercy Memorial Hospital. She was born May 7, 1954 in Urbana, Ohio the daughter of Calvin and Jean (Evilsizor) Rowland Sr. She was an active member of El Shaddai Community Church of God where she served as Treasurer and Song Leader. She was employed by Orbis for 27 years. Survivors include her husband, Timothy Moore, one son Ryan Douglas Moore of Urbana, three sisters, Sue and Roger Gladman, Nan and Abe Lowe, and Kathy and Joe Anderson all of Urbana, two step sisters, Kathy Sampson and Mary Jane Vetter both of Michigan, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin and Vivian Rowland and Phillip and Kimberly Rowland all of Urbana, her mother and father-in-law, Virgie and Eugene Canterbury of Urbana, two brother and sisters-in-law, Tim and Sherry Horn of Urbana, and Mike and Kay Wade of Springfield, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday in the El Shaddai Community Church of God, 2815 Clark Rd., Urbana with Pastor Calvin Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to El Shaddai Community Church of God 2815 Clark Rd. Urbana, Ohio 43078, In care of Tim Moore 858 S. Walnut St. Urbana, Ohio 43078


STATESMAN JOURNAL- Willamina, Oregon
WILLAMINA- Joanne CRESWELL, 63, died Thursday. Cause of death was unavailable. (YAMHILL CO.) She was born in Springfield, Ohio, (d/o Robert Faye and Mabel (WILSON) (CARAHAN) EVILSIZOR and lived in Molalla from 1980 to 1996 and owned and operated Hamrick’s Corner Pub from 1980 to 1984. She worked for Birdseye in Woodburn and School Bus Services in Canby and Molalla. She married Hoppy LOUGH; they divorced. She married Dean CRESWELL in 1985. They moved to Willamina five years ago.
Survivors include her husband; son, Robbie LOUGH of Mount Angel; daughters, Mindy WYATT of Vancouver, Wash., Jennifer CLEMENT of Canby; mother, Mabel EVILSIZOR of Springfield, Ohio; sister, Shirley GRILL of Dayton, Ohio; and three grandchildren.Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Unger Funeral Chapel, Mount Angel.


Springfield News-Sun-Wednesday March 21, 2001
Donald W EVILSIZOR ,
68, Urbana, Ohio formerly of Rosewood, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 3:40 A.M. in the Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Urbana. He was born March 23, 1919 in Terre Haute, Champaign County, Ohio, the son of Clair E and Stella Grace (ZERKLE) EVILSIZOR . He was a 1936 graduate of Westville High School, served with the United States Army during World War II, retired in 1985 from Huffman Heating and Air Conditioning, St Paris and was formerly employed by Geuy Construction Rosewood. He was a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church, member of Sidney Post 217 American Legion and Phillip Grieser Post 7645 Veterans of Foreign Wars, St Paris, member of the Royal Arch Masons Harmony Lodge No 8 of Urbana Lions Club. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Edward MATUSIK  of Orlando, Florida; Caren and Pat Wagner of Urbana; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Lesa EVILSIZOR of Norfolk, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Angela MMATUSIK , serving in the Peace Corps in Ukraine; Michele (Michael) MASTRANGELO of Orlando, Florida, Matt (Sara) WAGNER of Urbana, Kyle (Kelly) WAGNER of Jackson Center and Desmond LEWIS of Blytheville, Arkansas; two great grandchildren, Anthony and Amanda MATUSIK  of Orlando, Florida; one brother, Roland (Peggy) EVILSIZOR  of Urbana; one sister, Garnet (Harold) MARKLEY of St Paris; two sisters-in-law, Jennie EVILSIZOR  of Hortonville, Wisconsin and Helen (Kenneth) KNIGHT of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vivian Jane (Maurice) EVILSIZOR whom he married on September 8, 1945 and preceded him in death on December 9, 1999; two brothers, Paul and Marvin  EVILSIZOR and one sister, Dorothy EVILSIZOR . Friends may call Friday March 23, 2001 from 5-8- p.m. in the Richeson Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 24, 2001 at 11 A.M. in Rosewood United Methodist Church, with pastor Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial in Rosedale Cemetery, Conover. Graveside military Services will be conducted by Sidney Post 217 American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Rosewood United methodist Church.


Springfield News- Sun-Saturday, March 24, 2001

Roland L Evilsizor,78, of 5804 State Route 55, Urbana, Ohio, died at 12:08 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2001, in Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Urbana. He was born May 18, 1922 in Champaign County, Ohio, the son of Clair E and Stella Grace (Zerkle) Evilsizor. He was a 1939 graduate from Terre haute School, a 1940 graduate of Westville High School, a Master Sargeant in the United States Army during World War II and a member of the Terre haute United Methodist Church. He retired in 1986, after 36 and one half years as a machinist for Robbins-Myers Company, in Springfield, and was a former employee of the "Big Four" railroad. Survivors include wife Peggy (Weaver) Evilsizor of Urbana, whom he married June 12, 1947; one daughter and son-in-law, Lois and John Walser of Urbana; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Tim Evilsizor of St Paris; Tom and Lori Evilsizor of Springfield, Ted Evilsizor of Urbana; Lynn and Penny Evilsizor of Urbana; eight grandchildren, Amy (Ray) Westcott of Urbana, Angela (Robert) Spence of Urbana, Sheila Evilsizor of Columbus, Brett (Emily) Evilsizor of Athens, Georgia; Kyle Evilsizor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ross Evilsizor, Tyler Evilsizor, and Ashley Evilsizor, all of Urbana; one great granddaughter, Dana Gill of Columbus; one sister, Garnet (Harold) Markley of St Paris; two sisters-in-law, Jennie Evilsizor of Hortonville, Wisconsin, and Helen (Kenneth) Knight of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Marvin, Paul and Donald Evilsizor; and one sister, Dorothy Evilsizor. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday March 27, 2001, in the Terre Haute united Methodist Church, with the Rev Paul Jones officiating. Military services will be conducted at the grave side. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, march 26, 2001 in the Richeson Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute United Methodist Church.


Ft Worth Star Telegram, March 30, 2001
Cheryl A. Peters
ARLINGTON - Cheryl A. Peters, 45, an independent contractor for Trader Publishing, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her residence.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Emerald Hills Funeral Home.
Cheryl was born June 6, 1955, in Arlington. She was raised in the Arlington-Fort Worth area all her life and attended grade and high school in Arlington. She was employed as an independent contractor for Trader Publishing for over four years. She loved being outdoors, camping and four-wheeling in her jeep, and animals, especially her pet dogs she had growing up. Cheryl will be deeply missed and always loved by her family, friends and all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mildred Evilsizer of Kennedale.
Survivors: Husband of six years, Chris Peters of Arlington; stepdaughter, Makelle Peters of Fort Worth; brothers, E.P. Reeves of Gladewater, Albert Wayne Reeves of Missouri, Donald Evilsizer of Cisco and Charles, Richard and Lewis Evilsizer, all of Gladewater; sister, Dolores Clark of Corbin; mother-in-law, Wilma Shouver and her husband, Edd, of Fayette, Ala.; father-in-law, Thomas Peters III of Fayette, Ala.; brother-in-law, Duane Peters and his wife, Judy; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Emerald Hills Funeral Home Kennedale, (817) 572-1681


Springfield (O) News-Sun Monday, April 9, 2001

Roger H GRIEST, 76 , of Springfiled died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Latter Day Saints Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, following a suddenillness. He was born in Springfiled, Ohio, June 14, 1924, the son of Cyrus H and Edna K (STEINKAMP) GRIEST. Roger was a member and Elder at Oakland Presbyterian Church, served in the United States Army, and his greatest enjoyment in life was his family. He also retired from International Harvester in the Cost Accounting Department with 40 years of service. His parents preceeded him in death. Survivors include his wife , Norma EVILSIZER GRIEST, whom he married September 1, 1951, two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas L and Lida GRIEST of Atlanta, Georgia; Darrel B and Julia GRIEST of Oak park, Illinois; one daughter Nancy L GRIEST of San Francisco, Calif; five grandchildren, Lida, Robert and Anna GRIEST of Atlanta, GA, Susanna and Caroline GRIEST of Oak Park , IL, sisters-in-law, Donna and Willard BAKER of Springfield, Eileen and Grover PENDLETON of Florida, several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and special cousins, Phillip and Reiko STEINKAMP of Springfield. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home, and one hour before services at the church. Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oaklnad Presbyterian Church with Rev Laura DAVIS officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the Americna Diabetes Assoc or to Oakland Presbyterian Chruch.


Timothy R. Litreal March 16, 1961 - July 01, 2001
TIMOTHY R. LITREAL,
40, of Urbana, died Sunday, July 1, 2001 at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima. He was born on March 16, 1961 in Kenton, Ohio, the son of Orval & Betty (Evilsizor) Litreal. Survivors include his mother, Betty (Evilsizor) Litreal of Urbana, daughters Amber Ellen Grim of Naples, FL., Hayli Litreal of Urbana, and Torri Litreal of Urbana; two grandchildren, Jackson Traylor of Urbana, and Maganeta Grim of Naples, Fl; several Aunts, Uncles and cousins, as well as special friend Dawn Lantz of Urbana. Tim enjoyed fishing and camping, and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father in 1994. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 5, at 11:00am at the El Shaddai Church of God, 2815 Clark Road, Urbana, with Pastor Calvin Rowland officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the church two hours prior to the service. Burial will be held at the Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana. The family is being served by LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.


Springfield News0Sun, Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Wanetah EVILSIZOR, 73 of North Dayton, Lakeview Road, New Carlisle, formerly of St Paris, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 7:05 a.m. in Dayview Care Center, New Carlisle. She was born January 9, 1928 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Carol (KNIGHT) COLEGROVE. She was a graduate of Springfield High School, Springfield, Ohio, and was a member of the Covenant Lutheran Church, St Paris. She retired in 1992 as a budget analyst at Wright Patterson Air Force base where she was also a member of the Federally Employed Women's Asscoaition. Survivors include her husband, Merlyn EVILSIZOR, who she married on March 11, 1951, of St Paris; one brother, James COLEGROVE of Ft Worth, Texas; two sisters, Mary Catherine COLEGROVE of Fairborn; Iris MALONEY of Kettering; one niece and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Harriett HART. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 27, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in Hill Cemetery, Creek Road, St Paris, Ohio with Pastor Gerald ANDERSON of The Covenant Lutheran Church, St Paris, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimers Association Clark-Champaign-Logan Chapter, 2634 Lexington Ave, Springfield, OH. Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home , St Paris is serving the family.


Dayton Daily News, Thursday, August 16, 2001
Mildred Jane (Greene) STORCK
, age 89, of Huber Heights, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at Brookhaven Nursing home. Mildred was a retired Secretary at Menlo Park Elementary School, a member of Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church for over 70 years, and a 53 year member of Wayne Grange. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Earl W in 1998, son Roger William Storck. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie & Greg Kovach of Farmersville; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Marilyn Storck of Huber Heights; daughter-in-law Rhelda Storck of Van Wert, Ohio; sister, Lewella Hulsizer of Springfield; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Funeral Service 10 am Saturday at marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel, 5844 Old Troy Pike, with Pastor Jack Drodge officiating. Interment Medway Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church or Hospice of Dayto in Mildred's memory.
(Mildred is the daughter of William Ireton Greene and Ollie Edna Evilsizor, born October 1, 1911 in Clark Co, OH)


Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Montana, Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Richard Henry Evilsizor, 75, 2024 32nd St, a retired mechanical engineer and World War II Navy Veteran, died Friday at his home of pulmonary fibrosis. At his request no service will be held. Cremation has taken place under the direction of O'Connor Funeral Home and his remains will be scattered at sea at Mission Beach, San Diego. Survivors include his wife Marlene Evilsizor of Great Falls, a daughter Nancy Morris of San Diego, a son Edward Evilsizor of Las Vegas; stepsons Christopher Kopren of Longmont, Colo and Scott Kopren of Las Vegas; a sister Margaret Jensen of Whittier, Calif; brothers Rupert Evilsizor of San Diego and Donald Oadell of Van Nuys, Calif; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The grandchildren are Richard Edward Evilsizor of San Diego; Shannon Driscoll of Chico, Calif; and Britanny Kopren of Longmont, Colo; great grandchildren are Angelika and Isaiah Driscoll of Chico. Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law Rosa Onadell of Van Nuys, Calif; Joyce Evilsizor of San Diego, Don Jensen of Whittier, Ronald and Pola Vorwerk of Preston, Minn; Lorna and Dale Rivard of Great Falls, Janice and Donald Nicklin of Great Falls, Wallace and Joann Vorwerk of Gibbon, Minn and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Richard was born June 1, 1926 in San Diego, where he attended school. He graduated from Underground Coal and Gasification Drilling School at Houston and served in the Navy Pacific Campaign during World War II from 1943 to 1947. After the war he worked for Convair, general Dynamics, General Atomic Co, Gulf Oil Corp, and Chevron Corp in San Diego. he also worked for Fort St Vrain Nuclear Power Plant in Longmont, and Energy International in Underground Coal Gasification in Rawlings, Wyoming, before retiring to Great Falls in January 2000. He married Marlene Kopren in 1970 in Escondido, Calif. He enjoyed coaching Little League, Colt League and Pony League in San Diego. He was an avid golfer and bowler, and a fan of the San Diego Chargers and the San Diego padres. He also enjoyed playing senior softball and watching all sports.

Authors note: Richard is the son of Jason Eugene Evilsizor and Marguerite Belle Ruppert from Champaign Co, OH. His first wife is Jacqueline Yvonne Bryan who is still living in San Diego, CA. They were married Sept 7, 1945 in Yuma, Arizona. His children Nancy Evilsizor Morris and Edward Evilsizor are from his first marriage.


Congerville, ILL

Flanagan---Oleta Hartzler Carver, 79, of Peoria, formerly of Flanagan, died at 4 pm Sunday (September 9, 2001) at the home of her daughter in Nashville. Her graveside service will be at 10:30 am Wednesday at Waldo Township Cemetery, rural Flanagan. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Wednesday at Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, the Rerend Douglas Lightly officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm today (Sept 10 or 11) at Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, and for one hour before the service at

the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church; the Congerville Mennonite Church; or the charity of the dorno's choice. Mrs. Carver was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Congerville, the daughter of Elmer and Launa Irons Sharp. She married Floyd Hartzler in 1943 in Congerville.He died in 1981. She married John Carver in 1986 in Peoria. He died in 1998. Surviving are one daughter, Judy (winston) Gaffron, Nashville; one son, Rodney (Becki) Hartzler, Lexington, Ky; and four sisters-in-law, Mary Sharp, Congerville; Alta Litwiller and Ruth Schertz both of Normal; and Aldine Hartzler, Meadows. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Win and Anne Gaffron, both of Nashville; and Dana and Ryan Hartzler both of Cincinati, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents and a brother, Floyd Sharp, preceded her in death. Mrs. Carver was a graduate of Normal Community High School and the Mennonite School of Nursing in Bloomington. END. Mennonite School of Nursing is now a separate college within Illinois State University.


Topeka Capitol Journel
Arthur Barrett
3:35 a.m. 2/20/2002
GOFF -- Arthur R. "Mike" Barrett, 90, Goff, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002 at a Hiawatha hospital. Mr. Barrett was a farmer and stockman and had lived in the Goff community since 1970. He was born Dec. 18, 1911, in Irving, the son of David Howard and Tessa Filenda Evilsizer Barrett. He had lived in Oneida for 13 years and in Wetmore, Sabetha and Havensville. He married Irene Dorothy Adams on April 3, 1957, in Seneca. She died Aug. 26, 2000. Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Barrett Cook, Topeka; and a brother, George Barrett, Riley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Sabetha Cemetery. Mr. Barrett will lie in state today and Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goff EMS and sent in care of the funeral home.


Washington Co, Nashville, IL February 2002

Freida Marie Evilsizer, 60, of Christopher, entered rest on Thursday February 28 2002 at Friendship manor Healthcare Center in Nashville. Born on October 12 1941 in Nashville, she was the daughter of Freida (Edwards) Emrick, who survives in Hoyleton. Also surviving are her children, Teena Pulcher and husband Kenneth of Dupo, John Maier of Staunton, Timmy Maier of Dupo, Robin Partee of Rockway Beach Missouri and Randy Partee of Mesa Arizona; one sister Dixie Watkins of Decatur; 18 grandchildren and three g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother David Evilsizer and a sister Wanda Ross. As per her request, her body was cremated. The Dashner Funeral Home, Dupo was in charge of arrangements.