(Paraphrased from the "Newton Press-Mentor")
Roscoe E. Hicks, who was 87 and lived at Route 1 in Newton, died June 18, 1993 in Olney at the Richland Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Newton. He was buried in Westlawn Cemetery.
Roscoe Hicks was born October 19, 1905 in Jasper county, a son of Ellis and Laura (Strole) Hicks. He was a farmer. He married Mable Specht on October 2, 1935 in Newton and they had one daughter, Betty Jane Hicks of Newton - both of whom survived him.
HICKS, Mrs. Sarah Jane (nee Mitchell), 93, of Newton, formerly of Decatur, died 10:58 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 1987, in Rest Haven Nursing Home, Newton. Burial was in Gila Lutheran Cemetery, Gila, IL.
Mrs. Hicks was born in Gila, daughter of Orville Homer and Sarah Jane (Hunt)
Mitchell. While living in Decatur, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was formerly
a clerk of Sears and Stewarts. She married Raymond Hicks in 1916 who died in 1961. Survivors include
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers and two sisters.
Excerpted from "The Decatur Tribune", dated 10 June 1987
Goldie Pearl Hicks
The Tuscola Journal
Thursday, May 31, 1956
Rites for Mrs. Fred Hensley Held Tuesday
Mrs. Fred (Goldie) Hensley, residing 3 miles south of Murdock, passed away at her home at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at the age of 59. She was recovering from surgery in Carle clinic, Urbana, and had been released on May 22. Death was attributed to a complication from the surgery.
Mrs. Hensley apparently had been convalescing satisfactorily. However, she became ill in the kitchen shortly after arising and fell while Mr. Hensley was helpig her return to the bedroom.
The remains were taken to Barr funeral home, Newman, then returned to the family home where a brief service was held on Tuesday with Rev. N.W. Gwinn officiating.
The regular service was held in Kearns (Kerns) E.U.B. church, ten miles northwest of Newton, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Music was by Mrs. Raymond Allen singing "A Mansion Over the Hilltop" and "Good Night, Good Morning", accompanied by Mrs. J.L. Awick.
The pallbearers were Wayne Martin, Raymond Allen, J.L. Awick, Dale Coslet, Alex Anderson, and J.B. Roberts. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hensley was the former Goldie Pearl Hicks. She was born June 28, 1896 in Jasper County northwest of Newton and was a daughter of Owen Wiley and Laura E. (V.) Strole Hicks.
She grew to womanhood in that community and on March 10, 1915, was united in marriage to Fred Hensley. They farmed there several years, then spent four years on a farm near Kemp. For the past 17 years, they have been located on the Laura Houser farm.
As a young woman, Mrs Hensley had united with the Kearns church and had maintained her membership there throughout the years.
She is survived by her husband, a son, Don of Groveton, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Marjorie) Stirrett, Windsor; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Doshia Hicks and Mrs. Albert (Marie) Kugler, both of Mattoon; and one brother, Roscoe Hicks of Newman (Newton).
Mattoon Journal-Gazette March 5, 1992
Mattoon....Marie Kugler, 92, of Mattoon died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday (March 3, 1992) at the home of her daughter. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Maurice Price officiating. Schilling's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Nov. 23, 1899, in Gila, the daughter of Owen and Laura Strole Hicks. She married Albert Kugler in 1920; he died in 1955. Surviving is a son, Dean Kugler of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. James (Bernice) Swinford of Lake Paradise; a brother, Roscoe Hicks of Newton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Mrs. Kugler was a member of the Kearnes United Brethern Church in Gila. Memorials
may be made to the Mattoon Community Food Center, 1716 Richmond, Mattoon.
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