Obit for nephew of Mary Drew Tobin
Central Illinois Robert C. Byrne Sr. SAUNEMIN The funeral for Robert C. Byrne Sr., 77, of Toluca, formerly of Saunemin, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harris-Martin-Bui Harris-Martin-Bui Harris-Martin-Bui Harris-Martin-Bui Harris-Martin-Bui ke Funeral Home, Pontiac, the Rev. Allan Byrne officiating. Burial Burial will be in Sunnyslope Cemetery, Cemetery, Saunemin. Visitation will be i'riM.10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the fuTTeral home. He died at 8:15 a.m. Friday (Oct. 23, 1999) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Cancer Treatment Center, Streator. Mr. Byrne was born May 17, 1922, in Pontiac, a son of Ira C. and VeraR. Rittenhouse Byrne. He married Josephine Ethel Akers. He later married Rose Doll Uuiphress on July 14, 1979, at Strcatpr. She died Oct. 3, 1998. Slffiyivors include three sons, Rowrt (Sandy) Byrne Jr., New Haven, Mo.; and Richard and Steven Byrne, both of Pontiac; fow-daughters, fow-daughters, fow-daughters, Joyce (Kevin) GSu&Peorla; Ruth (Chip) Venell, A&KE Maine; Vera (Tom) Morales, Severn, Md.; Marianne (Don) Bailey, Bakersfield, Calif.; two.., stepsons, Don (Nancy) Umphress and Neil (Dena) Umphress, both of Rutland; one stepdaughter, Diana (Lowell) Bellamy, Bellamy, Huntsville, Texas; three brothers, David Byrne, Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.; John Byrne, Roanoke; and the Rev. Allan Byrne, Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.; 18 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; and seven seven great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruth, in infancy. infancy. He was educated in Saunemin schools and was a 1941 graduate of Saunemin High School. He had farmed until 1961 in the Saunemin and Griswold area, and from 1961 to 1974 he worked at American Screen in Chatsworth. Ho was employed at Interlake Steel Co. in Pontiac from 1974 to 1988. Margo Diamond FAIRBURY Margo A. Runyon Diamond, 43, of Ramsey, N.J., fomerly of Fairbury, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 21, 1999) at Valley View Hospital, Ridgewood, N,J., following a brief illness. ,H,er funeral was Friday at Congregational Congregational Sons of Israel Synagogue, Synagogue, Suffern, N.Y. Burial was in Beth El Cemetery, Paramus, N.J. Harris-Martin-Burke Harris-Martin-Burke Harris-Martin-Burke Harris-Martin-Burke Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Fairbury, was in charge of local arrangements. A memorial fund has been established established in her name to Synagogue-Congregational Synagogue-Congregational Synagogue-Congregational Synagogue-Congregational Sons of Israel, Israel, in care of Ira Diamond. Mrs. Diamond was born Sept. 11, 1956, in Fairbury, a daughter of Dulbert "Sam" and Phyllis Thompson Runyon. She married Ira Diamond on Sept. 7, 1980, in Fort Wayne, Jnd. He survives. Also surviving are her parents in Fairbury; two sons, Matthew and Aaron Diamond, at home; one sister, Gail (Rick) Norman, Hudson; Hudson; and two brothers, Mark (Julie) Runyon, Fairbury; and Scott (Suzanne) Runyon, Pontiac. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. Mrs. Diamond was a 1974 graduate graduate of Fairbury-Cropsey Fairbury-Cropsey Fairbury-Cropsey High School and a graduate of Parkland Community College, Champaign. She was a systems analyst for Simon Simon & Schuster Publishers in New York and a member of Congregational Congregational Sons of Israel Synagogue, Suffern. Charles 0. Drew LINCOLN - Charles O. Drew, 89, of Lincoln, formerly of Atlanta, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 22, 1999) at his residence. His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Atlanta Cemetery. Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Schaefer will officiate. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Church of God. He was born May 15, 1910, at Wapella, a son of Edward and Mary Farris Drew. Local survivors are one nephew, Robert Frantz, Lincoln, and one great-niece. great-niece. great-niece. Mr. Drew was self employed. Maybelle Grigsby LINCOLN Maybelle L. Grigsby, Grigsby, 78, of Lincoln died at 10:42 p.m. Friday (Oct. 22, 1999) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrad-er Fricke-Calvert-Schrad-er Fricke-Calvert-Schrad-er Fricke-Calvert-Schrad-er Fricke-Calvert-Schrad-er Fricke-Calvert-Schrad-er Fricke-Calvert-Schrad-er Funeral Home, Lincoln, John Castelein officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice. She was born Feb. 8, 1921, at Lincoln, Lincoln, the daughter of Leonard and Lena Lawyer Foster. Survivors include one daughter, Caralee Thomas, Clinton; and several several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Jesse S. Hardman HEYWORTH Jesse S. Hard-man, Hard-man, Hard-man, 89, of 302 W. Main St., Hey-worth, Hey-worth, Hey-worth, formerly of Low Point, died at 3:55 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Arrangements are pending at Mason Funeral Home, Metamora. Margaret Henning EL PASO Margaret Henning, 83, of 555 E. Clay St., El Paso, died at 12:12 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, El Paso. Arrangements are incomplete at Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso. Betty King ROANOKE Betty King, 75, of Roanoke, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at her residence. Remmert Funeral Home, Roanoke, is in charge of arrangements. arrangements. Henry Utterly MOUNT PULASKI Henry "Hank" Litterly, 92, of Cornland died at 4:24 p.m. Friday (Oct. 22, 1999) at Vonderlieth Living Center, Center, Mount Pulaski. His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Steenbergen Cemetery, rural Mount Pulaski, the Rev. Howard White officiating. officiating. There will be no visitation. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Cornland Christian Church or to Williamsville United Methodist Church. He was born Jan. 28, 1907, at Lake Fork, a son of Henry C. and Hazel Ingram Litterly. He married married Gladys DeFrees on July 31, 1935, at Lincoln. She died Sept. 30, 1993. Survivors include one son, Henry Henry "Bud" (Joanne)' Litterly, Elkhart; one daughter, Gladys (David) Knox, Williamsville; seven seven grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. greatgrandchildren. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. Kenneth A. Russow ODELL Kenneth A. Russow, 69, of 23817 N. East Road, Odell, died at 4:50 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at Loyola Hospital, May-wood. May-wood. May-wood. Arrangements are pending at Duffy Funeral Home, Pontiac. Jennie Schwandner MORTON Jennie N. Schwandner, Schwandner, 88, of 935 E. Jefferson St., Morton, Morton, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Knapp-Johnson Knapp-Johnson Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home, Morton.