Mildred I. O’Neall, 92, Cooksville, Ill., more recently of Bloomington, Ill., died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Ill.
Her funeral will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday at Ellsworth United Methodist Church, Ellsworth, Ill. with Rev. Janice Ringenberg officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery, Bentown, Ill. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to the Ellsworth United Methodist Church or the Audubon Society, John Wesley Powell Chapter.
Mrs. O’Neall was born July 19, 1920 in Virden, Ill. a daughter of James E. and Ethel Hodges Smithson. She married John L. O’Neall on Oct. 22, 1939 at Ellsworth, Ill. He died November 14, 2008.
Survivors include her children, Dave (Nancy) O’Neall, Cooksville, Don (Sharon) O’Neall, Downs, Elaine O’Neall, Carlock and Mart (Pam) O’Neall, Cooksville, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Mrs. O’Neall was a member of the Ellsworth United Methodist Church, McLean County Farm Bureau and Prime Timers.
Mildred and John farmed in the Cooksville area until they retired in the mid eighties.
Her past time enjoyments included bird watching, camping, reading, vegetable gardening, flowers, ornamental gardening, Scrabble, word puzzles, winters in Texas, baking, Cubs baseball, Illinois basketball, quilting and family gatherings.
She was a woman of God and lived her life as an example to all.
Lorena Mae Criswell Rousey, 92 of LeRoy, Ill., died at 10:54 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2013 at her residence.
Her funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Funks Grove Church, rural McLean with Rev. Chad A. Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Funks Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covell Community Church building fund.
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rousey was born Jan. 25, 1921 in Edmonson County, KY a daughter of Hubert and Beulah Wilkins Criswell. She married Kenneth Rousey on Jan. 4, 1941 at St. Charles, MO. Kenneth died Sept. 8, 1994.
Surviving is a daughter, JoAnn Snow, LeRoy, two grandchildren, Karen Snow, LeRoy and William E. “Bill” (Malinda) Snow, Farmer City, Ill., two great grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Snow and Amanda Jane Snow, and a sister, Clara Roderick, in Fiji.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy and Allene and her brother Edison.
Mrs. Rousey was a member of Covell Community Church.
She formerly worked at Hicksgas for several years prior to retirement.
Lorena was a strong loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend to many.