Carrollton Patriot Newspaper

Abt 15 May 1957
Highway Accident Claims Life Of Miss Louise Cory, Teacher
Miss Louise Cory, 55, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, May 12, at Boyd Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in a head-on collision on Route 100 north of Michael, Calhoun County, sometime after midnight Friday, May 10.
She suffered fractures of the right leg, left knee cap and ribs, and a severe injury to her head just to the right of the forehead.
Earlier in the evening in company with friends, she had attended an O. E. S. meeting in Scottville and was on her way, alone, to spend the weekend at the home of a sister, Mrs. Harold Drummond in Hardin, at the time of the mishap. The other car traveling north was driven by Miss Mary Brangenberg, 17, of Kampsville. With her were her brother, Carl, 15, and Sharon Sevier, 16. All were taken to the office of Dr. J. H. Peisker in Hardin and then to Jersey Community hospital, where they were said to have escaped serious injury. A rain earlier that night had washed mud onto the highway, making driving hazardous. Miss Brangenberg either put her brakes on too hard or lost control of her car and smashed into Miss Cory’s car head on. Flares had been placed on the road for some distance.
Miss Cory was the daughter of the late Wm. And Toinette Witt Cory and was born August 27, 1902, on the farm north of Kane. Following the death of her father, the family lived in Kane for a time. About six years ago, Miss Cory came to this city, where she had built a new home just south of town.
She graduated from Carrollton high school in 1921 and attended Illinois State Normal University. She taught in the rural schools of Greene and Jersey counties, and in the Carrollton grades. For some years past she had been teaching in the grade school at Kane. She had taught every year since her graduation from high school.
She was a member of the Methodist Church at Kane and was an officer in Elizabeth Chapter O. E. S. there.
Surviving besides her sister, Mrs. Drummond, are two brothers, George and Perry. The body was moved from the Simpson Funeral Home to the late residence.
Services were conducted by Rev. C. L. Peterson of Kane and Rev. Robert Pitsch of Carrollton at the Methodist Church in Kane at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Mrs. Kenneth Darr and Mrs. Donald Crane sang “No Night There” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” with Mrs. Curtis Pregler as the accompanist. Services were also conducted at the church by Elizabeth Chapter O. E. S.
Interment was in Jalappa cemetery. The flowers were carried by Mrs. William Rowden, Mrs. Anna Darr, Mrs. Bessie Frech, Mrs. Claude Todd, Mrs. Garsel Reynolds and Mrs. Fred Mowrey. The pall bearers were C. W. Hayes Jr., David Hayes, Franklin March, Richard Trump, George W. Witt and Lewis Varbel.

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Jan - Jun 1957
Fred Reynolds Dies In Hospital At Carlinville
Fred Reynolds, 72, died at 6:30 a. m. Friday at Carlinville Area hospital. He had been ill of pneumonia. His home was on a farm west of Carlinville, and recently a half-brother, James, had been making his home with him.
He was born July 4, 1884, near Carrollton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eli Reynolds.
Surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Ida Reynolds, who is in a nursing home in Carlinville; and three half-brothers, James of Carlinville; Frank of Carrollton; and Howard of St. Louis.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Glenn Manis at the Simpson Funeral Home Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Harry Carter and Mrs. William Bridgewater sang, accompanied by Mrs. Richard Giller.
Interment was in Carrollton cemetery. The pallbearers were George Clark and Louis Langer of Eldred; Dr. F. O. Whiteman and William Stine of Carrollton and Earl Rand and A. Wheeler of Carlinville.

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Adah Johnson Dies; Funeral Held Thursday
Miss Adah Johnson, 79, a resident of this ___ for most of her life, died at __ p.m. Tuesday in the Savage Nursing Home in White Hall where she had been residing for a few months.
She was born in Greene county Nov. 17, 1877, a daughter of Perry and Elizabeth Mayberry Johnson. She was a member of the Methodist Church and taught a Sunday school class for many years.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Claude Martin, of Roodhouse and a nephew, Perry Vinyard, of White Hall.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Robert Pitsch at the Simpson Funeral Home chapel Thursday afternoon and interment was in White Hall cemetery.
The pallbearers were Clyde Hubbard, Roodhouse; Gale George, White Hall; Jule Hubbard, Arthur Walter, Lucius Wood and Edward Schumann.

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Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Lois Greer
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Moore Greer, who died Wednesday, Feb 27, in East Lansing, Mich., were conducted by the Rev. E. L. Setterlund, pastor of the Presbyterian church, in the Simpson Funeral Home Chapel Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Harry Carter sang “Abide With Me: and “No Night There” with Mrs. Richard Giller as their accompanist.
Interment was in Carrollton city cemetery. Pallbearers were Deane Clough, Dr. Ross Edwards, Louis Pranger, Frank Siemer, Charles Purl and George Baltz.
Among those attending the services from out-of-town were Mrs. Greer’s son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Deane Greer and children, Bucky, Susie and Tommie of East Lansing, Mich., her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Giller of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Marcus McCollister, Mrs. Henry Shirley, Mrs. Charles Grimes and Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Tunison, all of White Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber, Kampsville, and Mr. and Mrs. John Olbert and grand-daughter of Wood River.

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Mrs. A. Wright Dies At Age 94
Mrs. Katherine B. Wright, widow of Arthur L. Wright, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tower View Nursing Home, where she had been making her home over three years. She observed her 94th birthday anniversary October 17, 1956.
Born in St. Louis in 1862, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George R. Baker. Her marriage to Arthur L. Wright of Carrollton took place in St. Louis Dec. 12, 1894, and she has since then lived in this city. Her husband died June 15, 1945.
Mrs. Wright is survived by two sons, Harry Baker Wright of St. Louis, Mo., and George, a patient in the nursing home here; and one sister, Mrs. John C. Atwood.
Funeral services were held at the Simpson Funeral Home chapel Thursday afternoon and were conducted by the Rev. E. L. Setterlund.
Pallbearers were Homer L. Sheets, Phil Daum, Roy Osborn, Marion Hildebrant, all of Carrollton, George B. Atwood and Charles Bray of St. Louis.
Interment was in Carrollton city cemetery.

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