Article from Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. dated 21 Dec. 2000 retyped by Rex King
Ron A. Brewington
The funeral of Ron A. Brewington, 45, of 3035 Ann Drive, Bloomington, will be at 11 a.m. today at Evangelical Free Church, Bloomington. The Rev. Bud Craig will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the church. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington has charge of arrangements.
He died at 5:57 p.m. Monday (Dec. 18, 2000) at his home. He had been ill.
Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal; or the Salem's Children's Home, Flanagan.
Mr. Brewington was born March 31, 1955, at Peoria, a son of Harrel and Janette Biggers Brewington. He married Diane S. Anderson on Nov. 16, 1990, in Bloomington. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents of Pekin; three daughters, Heather Crandall, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; Sheila (Jason) Stephens and Jennifer (Gary) Hinthorn, both of Bloomington; and two brothers, Keith Brewington, Green Valley; and Dan (Marta) Brewington, St. Louis, Mo.
Other survivors include his father- and mother-in-law, Carl and Eva Anderson, Bloomington; three grandchildren, Sabrina and Constance Short, and Paige Hinthorn; and a sister-in-law, Julia B. Lindoerfer, Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Pam Faulk.
Ron was a 1973 graduate of Pekin High School where he was active in football, golf and hockey. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Pekin. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a member of the El Paso Golf Club and a former member of the Bloomington Moose Lodge. He owned and operated Twin City Handyman Service in Bloomington.
Ron was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother and grandfather. He especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. Ron was very romantic and on many occasions surprised his wife Diane with special gifts.
Note: I am not sure where Jennifer and Gary Hinthorn belong in the family!
Article from Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. dated 27 Dec.2000 retyped by Rex King
Virgal L. Hinthorn, 88, of 1613 E. Olive St., Bloomington, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.
His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Hinthorn was born Oct. 25, 1912, at Hudson. He married Mary A. Niehus on July 27, 1947, at Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Ann Jirard, Redmond, Ore.; four sons, Robert (Judy) Hinthorn, Tucson, Ariz.; Darwin (Betty) Hinthorn, Normal; Richard Hinthorn, Bloomington; and Carl (Judy) Hinthorn, Towanda; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a grandson.
Mr. Hinthorn farmed at Barnes for many years. He worked for International Harvester, El Paso, beginning in 1937. He later co-owned the International Harvester in Hudson and in 1949 he became sole owner of the implement store in El Paso. He was involved in land clearing and cutting for the Lake Bloomington project.
Article from Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. dated 22 Dec. 2000 retyped by Rex King
WAYNESVILLE -- Vernal Fannin, 92, of Waynesville died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 21, 2000) at Crestview Healthcare Center, Clinton.
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Long Point Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be one hour before the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Waynesville Christian Church.
Mr. Fannin was born July 24, 1908, at West Liberty, Ky., a son of Willie and Myrtle McGuire Fannin. He married Lois Pauline Darland on July 13, 1937, at Lovington, N.M. She survives in Decatur.
Also surviving are a daughter, Joyce E. (Steve E.) Van Vleet, Decatur; four sons, Jerry D. (Nancy K.) Fannin, LeRoy; Jim (Lynda) Fannin, Normal; Wayne (Lola) Fannin, Assumption; and Marshall (Rayona) Fannin, Atlanta; a sister, Elva Leathers, Calumet City; 19 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
Mr. Fannin was a member of Waynesville Christian Church.
He farmed for several years in Texas and worked at Bloomington's First Baptist Church for 12 years.
He and Mrs. Fannin were honored as Waynesville's Oldest Married Couple during the town's Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2000.
Note: Nancy Fannin is the daughter of Hazel Fern Hinthorn Gaddis.
[Thanks to Rex King for typing and sharing.]