Children of Clyde and Ann (TOCKSTEIN) WILLIAMS:
1-1-1. Edward WILLAMS. Of Glen Ellen, Illinois.
1-1-2. Alice WILLAMS. Married Mr. O'ROURKE. Live in Glendale Heights, Illinois.
Children of ___?___ and Alice (WILLIAMS) O'ROURKE:
1-1-2-1. Catherine O'ROURKE.
1-1-2-2. Thomas O'ROURKE.
1-2. Chloris WILLAMS, of Mt. Zion, Illinois.
1-3. William WILLAMS, of Champaign, Illinois.
1-4. Alfleta WILLAMS, born 10 Sep 1923, Marion County, Illinois. She lived in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Alfleta married Ancel ARNOLD 30 Jun 1946. He was born 3 May 1921, Marion County, Illinois, son of Hobart and Eunice (QUAYLE) ARNOLD.
Ancel was a Methodist minister.
Children of Ancel and Alfleta (WILLIAMS) ARNOLD:
1-4-1. Dana ARNOLD, born 4 Ian 1949.
1-4-2. Katharine ARNOLD, born 26 May 1951. (Twin of Kenneth)
1-4-3. Kenneth ARNOLD, born 26 May 1951. (Twin of Katharine)
1-5. Jean WILLAMS, of Champaign, Illinois.
Jean married 1st Jim SIPES.
Jean married 2nd Mr. MINER.
Son of Jim and Jean (WILLIAMS) SIPES:
2-5-1. a son SIPES.
1-6. Betty WILLAMS, of Champaign, Illinois.
Betty married Wally LIDSTER 18 Jan 1953, Milligeville, Ohio, by Rev. Ancel Arnold (See 3-2-4 this chapter). They live in Asheville, North Carolina.
Children of Wally and Betty (WILLIAMS) LIDSTER:
2-6-1. Timothy "Tim" LIDSTER of Chandler, Arizona.
2-6-2. Edward "Ed" LIDSTER of Fletcher, Vermont.
2-6-3. Debbie LIDSTER. Married Later. Lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1-7. Gerald "Jack" WILLAMS, born 1910, Illinois. He died 10 Aug 1966, Buckeye, Arizona.
Jack married Marjorie E. HARRIS. She was born 24 Dec 1909, Marion County, Illinois. Daughter of James R. and Minnie (Nelson) HARRIS. She died Saturday, 17 Feb 1990, Tucson, Arizona. He is buried in Alma, Illinois.
Children of Gerald and Marjorie E. (HARRIS) WILLIAMS:
1-7-1. James WILLIAMS. Lives in Livermore, California.
1-7-2. Beverly WILLAMS. Married Mr. BOWERS. Lives in Tucson, Arizona.
2-8. Claude A. "Tub" WILLIAMS, born 22 May 1912, Alma, Illinois. He died Sunday, 3 Dec 1989, Salem, Illinois.
Tub married Nellie F. CHANDLER 26 Feb 1934 (sister of Doretha (CHANDLER) SULLENS. (See Chapter 17 for Doretha's Family) Nellie was born 31 Aug 1917. He is buried in Alma Cemetery.
Tub was a machinist for Stanford Engineering in Salem. He was a member of Alma Christian Church and a member of the Kinmundy Masonic Lodge.
Children of Claude A. and Nellie F. (CHANDLER) WILLIAMS:
1-8-1. Claude Burdett WILLAMS, of Salem, Illinois. Married Gladys BRIMBERRY.
1-8-2. Charles L. WILLAMS, born 28 Aug 1937. He died 5 Sep 1978, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.
Charles married Doris BOBETT.
Charles was the operator of the Salem Sewage Plant.
Children of Charles L. and Doris (BOBETT) WILLIAMS:
1-8-2-1. Brent WILLAMS.
1-8-2-2. Andrew "Andy" WILLAMS.
1-8-2-3. Jon WILLAMS.
1-8-2-4. Connie WILLAMS, married Mr. ALBERT of Salem. (Connie is twin of Carol.)
1-8-2-5. Carol WILLAMS, married Mr. TATE of Salem. (Carol is twin of Connie.)
1-8-2-6. Debbie WILLAMS, married Mr. MANN of Centralia.
1-8-2-7. Theresa WILLAMS of Patoka.
1-8-2-8. Thelma WILLAMS.
1-8-2-9. Donna WILLIAMS.
1-8-2-10. Kim WILLAMS.
1-8-3. Larry E. WILLAMS, of Centralia.
Larry married Patricia “Pat” OLDEN.
Children of Larry E. and Patricia (OLDEN) WILLIAMS:
1-8-3-? Brad WILLAMS.
1-8-3-? _____ WILLAMS
1-8-3-? _____ WILLAMS
1-8-3-? _____ WILLAMS
1-8-4. Janet WILLAMS.
Janet married 1st Mr. REDENBO.
Janet married 2nd Mr. DOUDERA of Alma.
Sons of ___?___ and Janet (WILLIAMS) RENDENBO:
1-8-4-1. Richard RENDENBO.
1-8-4-2. Randy RENDENBO.
Son of ___?___ and Janet (WILLIAMS) DOUDERA:
1-8-4-3. a son DOUDERA.
2-2-2. Deanna BRANNON.
Children of Alf and Helen Pauline (CALDWELL) DONOHO:
3-2-1. Loren DONOHO.
Loren married Lola Marie DONOHO.
Loren was a veteran and served in the United States Military during the Korean War. He was a member of the Salem American Legion.
Loren was Dietetic Supervisor of Scott Air Force Base Hospital Dining Hall for 35 years.
They owned and ran the Starlite Restaurant in Salem on Hwy 50 West, near Texas Corner (Selmaville Road). They sold the restaurant and is now called 5 Brothers Restaurant in 2005. In 2008, the Starlite was torn down and a new restaurant was built just behind where the orginal was. It is named Five Brothers.
At Loren's death, he had 17 grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Children of Loren and Lola (DONOHO) DONOHO:
3-2-1-1. Vicki DONOHO,
Vicki married Edward "Ed" ROYAL.
They lived in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 2006, Vicki and Ed lived in Tennessee.
Children of Edward and Vicki (DONOHO) ROYAL:
3-2-1-1-1. Tyler ROYAL.
3-2-1-1-2. Dylon ROYAL.
3-2-1-2. Theresa Ann "Terri" DONOHO, born 8 Feb 1954.
Terri married 1st Carl Alan BARNHART. He was born 28 Jul 1952.
Terri married 2nd Ron JACKSON.
Children of Carl Alan and Theresa Ann (DONOHO) BARNHART:
3-2-1-2-1. Carl Alan BARNHART, Jr., born 30 Aug 1974, Salem, Illinois. He served in the United States Marines, entering service in October 1992. He was best friends of Nathan COURTRIGHT (See Chapter 15, #3-6-1-1).
3-2-1-2-2. Jeffrey Eugene BARNHART, born 28 Mar 1979, Salem, Illinois.
3-2-1-2-3. Adrian Nicole JACKSON, born 19 Apr 1985, Lake Ozarks, Missouri.
3-2-1-3. Cheri DONOHO.
Cheri marriedMichael TAYLOR.
They live in Dallas Texas.
3-2-1-3-1. Lauren TAYLOR.
3-2-1-3-2. Michelle TAYLOR.
3-2-1-3-3. Creed TAYLOR.
3-2-1-4. Don DONOHO. Lives in Centralia, Illinois.
3-2-1-5. Steve DONOHO. Lives in Salem, Illinois.
3-2-1-5-1. a daughter DONOHO.
3-2-1-6. Tina DONOHO. Married Michael GUYETTE. Lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
3-2-1-7. Lisa DONOHO. Lives in Dallas, Texas.
3-2-1-8. Leslie DONOHO. Married William YOUNG. They live in Dallas, Texas.
3-2-2. Lila DONOHO. (Twin of Delila)
Lila married Chet LEWIS of Salem.
3-2-3. Delila DONOHO. (Twin of Lila)
Delila married Charles HAYS of Louisiana.
3-2-4. Patsy DONOHO.
Patsy married Vernon ROTEMEYER of Alma.
3-2-5. Alice Rose DONOHO.
Alice married Don BRINGLE. Lived in St. Charles, Illinois, then Salem, Illinois.
Daughter of James R. and Helen Pauline (CALDWELL) HEADLEY:
3-2-6. Janice Hope "Jan" HEADLEY, born 27 Jul 1947, Alma, Marion County, Illinois. She died 31 Dec 2003, Marion County, Illinois. Burial was at Martin Cemetery, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois.
Jan married Basil SULLENS 28 Mar 1964, Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois. Son of Russell SULLENS. (See Chapter 14, #4-1-1) They had four children.
Children of Basil and Janice Hope (HEADLEY) SULLENS:
3-2-6-1. David Allen SULLENS,
David lived in Alma, Illinois.
3-2-6-2. Daren Ray SULLENS,
Daren lived in Odin.
Darren married Jennifer PAYNE.
Children of Daren Ray and Jennifer (PAYNE) SULLENS:
3-2-6-2-1. Dawson Payne SULLENS, born 20 Sep 2000.
3-2-6-2-2. Delaney Hope SULLENS, born 27 Jul 2005.
3-2-6-3. Brad Stephen SULLENS, born 4 Jun 1978.
Brad lived of Alma, Illinois.
Children of Brad Stephen SULLENS:
3-2-6-3-1. Noah YOUNKER.
3-2-6-3-2. Breanna SULLENS.
3-2-7. Billy Joe "Bill" HEADLEY, born 14 Dec 1944, son of James R. and Helen Pauline (CALDWELL) (DONOHO) HEADLEY.
Bill married Sandy S BOEHME. She was originally from Topeka, Kansas.
Lived in Elburn, Illinois, then Alma, Illinois.
In 2006, Billy Joe and Sandy lived in Alma, Marion County, Illinois.
Children of Billy Joe and Sandy S. (BOEHME) HEADLEY:
3-2-7-1. Billi Jo "Jodi" HEADLEY, born 5 Jan 1971, daughter of Billy Joe and Sandy S. (BOEHME) HEADLEY.
In 2006, Jodi lives in Alam, Marion County, Illinois.
Daughter of Billi Jo HEADLEY:
3-2-7-1-1. Sierra R. SANDERS, born Apr 1998.
3-2-7-2. Andrea Sue "Andi" HEADLEY, born 8 Dec 1977, daughter of Billy Joe and Sandy S. (BOEHME) HEADLEY.
Andi married Aaron WILLIAMS.
In 2006, they live in Elburn, Illinois.
Daughter of Aaron and Andrea Sue (HEADLEY) WILLIAMS:
3-2-7-2-1. Hope C. WILLIAMS, born Jul 2005.
3-2-7-3. James Aaron HEADLEY, born 1 Dec 1980, son of Billy Joe and Sandy S. (BOEHME) HEADLEY.
In 2006, James is living in Birmingham, Alabama.
3-2-8. James "Jim" HEADLEY. Son of James R. and Helen Pauline (CALDWELL) (DONOHO) HEADLEY.
James married Beatrice "Bea" ___?___ .
They lived in (Thornville) Columbus, Ohio.
In 2006, Jim and Bea lived in Ohio.
3-3. Emogene Faye CALDWELL, born 5 Apr 1915, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois. She died 10 Jun 1989.
Emogene married Loren Omer ALBERT 25 Nov 1931. He was born 21 Oct 1912, Marion County, Illinois, son of Emmitt Elmer and Martha Jane "Jenny" (McWHIRTER) ALBERT Loren died 15 Feb 1991. They are buried in Martin Cemetery, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. (See Chapter 9,2-4)
In 1977, Loren retired from Glenn Lumber Company in Salem when he was 65 years of age. He was lumber yard manager.
Emogene was an upholsterer, having her own business. She enjoyed quilting.
Emogene and Loren also enjoyed restoring old furniture and then selling them.
Emogene and Loren always lived in the Salem area of Marion County, Illinois.
3-3-1. Wanda Lee ALBERT, born 21 Apr 1933.
Wanda married Joe Martin DAVIS 19 Sep 1953. He was born 7 Jun 1929, Marion County, Illinois, near Centralia, the son of Roy Dar and Ethel May (DONAHOO) DAVIS.
On 4 May 1933, the Kinmundy Express has, "East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Loren ALBERT have a baby girl."
After Wanda and Joe married, they moved to Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.
On 23 Jul 1946, Joe enlisted into the United States Military.
Joe served in the United States Army, 240th Construction Engineers I Corp in South Pacific and Japan.
On 7 Nov 1947, Joe was honorably discharged from the United States Military. On the same date he re-enlisted into the Army Tank Corps and served in Europe for 4 years. He was also with the 18th Infantry Regt 1st Inf. Div. as a boxer. He had 110 fights, losing only 10.
On 16 Mar 1954, Joe re-enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served 17 years with the Tac Fighter Units in the Philippines, in England and several bases in the United States. His final tour of duty was in Vietnam 1968-1969 with the 31st Tac F.T.R. WG. Unit. He received 2 battle stars. The New York and New Mexico Air guard units were called up and served with the 31st at Tuy Hoa, Vietnam.
On 1 Jan 1971, Joe retired as a Major Sgt.
After Joe retired from the military, he worked at the Centralia Post Office, Wesner's Pest Control in Centralia and World Color Press in Salem. He had his own business, "Sunburst" a landscape and pest control for about 10 years.
Wanda was a cosmetologist and had her own hair dressing salon for several years.
Because of Joe's Air Force career, the family was able to travel and live in different states and countries. They lived in Denver, Colorado; Clovis, New Mexico; Henderson, Nevada; Waco, Texas; and Lakenheath, England for 3 years and 4 months; and back to the state, Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1968, they moved back to Salem, Illinois.
In 2008, Wanda and Joe live in Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
Children of Joe Martin and Wanda Lee (ALBERT) DAVIS:
33-3-1-1. Steven Arthur DAVIS, born 8 May 1954, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
33-3-1-2. Johnney Russell DAVIS, still born 1 Feb 1955, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.
3-3-1-3. Michael Lee DAVIS, still born 20 May 1956, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.
3-3-1-4. Kathy Jo DAVIS, born 2 Apr 1957, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.
Kathy married Steven William FELGENHAUER 2 Feb 1979, Salem, Illinois. Steve was born 31 Jul 1959, Greenfield, Indiana.
Son of Steven William and Kathy Jo (DAVIS) FELGENHAUER:
3-3-1-4-1. Steven Joseph FELGENHAUER, born 22 Apr 1980, Salem, Illinois.
Steven is a Corporal for the United States Marine Corp, serving in the War with Iraq in 2003. VMGR-452, 3rd MAW.
3-3-1-5. Daria Sue DAVIS, born 18 Sep 1958, Henderson, Clark County, Nevada.
Daria married Marco Antonio MARTINEZ. Marco was born 4 Jan 1959, Santa Ana, El Salvador, son of Victor Manuel and Maria Scorro (SAGASTUME) MARTINEZ.
Both Daria and Marco served in the United States Air Force.
Sons of Marco Antonio and Daria Sue (DAVIS) MARTINEZ:
3-3-1-5-1. Marco Antonio "Tony" MARTINEZ, II, born 22 Mar 1979, Abilene, Texas.
3-3-1-5-2. Matthew Eric MARTINEZ, born 29 Nov 1981, Victorville, California.
3-3-1-5-3. Jonathan Gabriel MARTINEZ, born 17 Aug 1987, Lancaster, California.
3-3-2. Barbara Jean ALBERT, born 30 Apr 1939.
Barbara married Murl Kenneth "Ken" HOFFMAN 1957, Clovis, New Mexico.
Ken served in the United States Air Force for 23 years.
The live in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They raise thoroughbred horses. They had seven children. Two died in infancy.
Children of Murl Kenneth and Barbara Jean (ALBERT) HOFFMAN:
3-3-2-1. Tamara Jeanne HOFFMAN, born 1959.
Tamara married Antonio QUAST, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.
Children of Antonio and Tamara Jeanne (HOFFMFAN) QUAST:
3-3-2-1-1. Jason Lee QUAST.
3-3-2-1-2. Sarah Jean QUAST.
3-3-2-1-3. Jessica Renee QUAST.
3-3-2-2. Lisa Mary HOFFMAN, born 1961.
Lisa married Scott LODDELL 1985.
She had four children. Three died in infancy.
Daughter of Scott and Lisa Mary (HOFFMAN) LODDELL:
3-3-2-2-1. Rachael Mia LODDELL.
3-3-2-3. Alana Denyse HOFFMAN, born 1964.
Alana married Jim SIMON of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jim and his sons live in Postfalls, Idaho.
Sons of Jim and Alana Denyse (HOFFMAN) SIMON:
3-3-2-3-1. Nathan Rey SIMON.
3-3-2-3-2. Travis James SIMON.
3-3-2-4. Dionne Marie HOFFMAN, born 1966. The father of her three children is David LINDSTROM. One child died in infancy.
Children of Dionne Marie HOFFMAN and David LINDSTROM:
3-3-2-4-1. Mallory Lauren LINDSTROM.
3-3-2-5-2. Kenneth Tyler LINDSTROM.
3-3-2-5. Daren Tirasan HOFFMAN, born 1972, Thailand.
In 1991, Daren joined the United States Air Force.
3-3-3. Martha Rose ALBERT, born 11 Nov 1941. Lives in Salem, Illinois.
3-3-4. Archie Raymond ALBERT, born 22 Jan 1943. Lives in Moweaqua, Illinois.
3-3-5. Kenneth Loren ALBERT, born 30 Jan 1949. Lives in Salem, Illinois.
3-3-6. Dale Keith ALBERT, born 30 Jan 1949. Lives in Salem, Illinois.
3-3-7. Larry Dennis ALBERT, born 15 Apr 1950. Lives in Salem, Illinois.
3-3-8. Roger Lynn ALBERT, born 3 Iu11955. Lives in Salem, Illinois.
3-3-9. Mary Sue ALBERT, born 4 Iu11960, Salem, Illinois.
Mary Sue married Charles Clifton BALLARD, Jr. 4 Dec 1979, Rison, Arkansas.
They live in Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
Sons of Charles Clifton and Mary Sue (ALBERT) BALLARD, Jr.:
3-3-9-1. Eric Clifton BALLARD, born 21 May 1979, Centralia, Illinois.
3-3-9-2. Joshua Andrew BALLARD, born 12 Jun 1987, Centralia, Illinois.
3-3-9-3. Michael Loren BALLARD, born 30 Sep, Centralia, Illinois.
Children of Thurby and Frieda B. (STEPHENS) MEADOR:
4-1-1. Gene MEADOR. Died before 2005.
4-1-2. Carroll MEADOR, born 1934.
Caroll married Ella Fern ___?___ .
In 2005, Carroll lived in Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma.
4-1-3. Karen K. MEADOR, born 13 Sep 1940.
Karen married Dale BOYD. He was born 21 Aug 1936.
In 2005, they lived in Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois.
4-2. Ruth H. STEPHENS, born 21 Dec 1912, Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois. Ruth died 17 Feb 2015, Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois. Burial in Patoka Cemetery, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois.
Ruth married Donald D. MURFIN 7 Jan 1931, Carlyle City, Clinton County, Illinois. He was born 30 Oct 1909, Illinois, son of Warren F. and Flora (___?___) MURFIN. Don died 3 Jan 1985. His last place of residence was Vernon, Marion County, Illinois.
On 11 Apr 1940, the census shows Donald D. (30) and Ruth H. (27) MURFIN living in Vernon, Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois. Both said to have been born in Illinois. Both said to have had 4 years of high school. Donald was a Station Oiler for a Petroleum Company. They owned their home, valued at $1,000. With them was their son, Mark Aldon MURFIN age 5, born Illinois.
In 2005, Ruth was living in Vernon, Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois.
On 19 Feb 2015, the Sentinel (Centralia, Marion County, Illinois) Page 7A, has, "Ruth Murfin - VANDALIA - Ruth H. MURFIN, 102, of Vandalia, formerly of Vernon, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Vandalia. She was born Dec. 21, 1912, in Patoka, daughter of Rufus and Carrie (WILLIAMS) STEPHENS. She married Donald D. MURFIN on Jan. 7, 1931, in Carlyle, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1985. Mrs. MURFIN is survived by a son, Mark A. MURFIN Sr. of Marion; a daughter, Donna R. CROTSER of Vandalia; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law. Mrs. MURFIN was a homemaker and member of Patoka United Methodist Church. Private family services will be held at a later date at Patoka Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Patoka United Methodist Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home."
Children of Donald D. and Ruth (STEPHENS) MURFIN:
4-2-1. Mark Aldon MURFIN, M.D..
Son of Dr. Mark Aldon MURFIN, M.D.:
4-2-1-1. Mark Aldon MURFIN, Jr. M.D..
4-2-2. Donna R. MURFIN, born 24 Jan 1941.
Donna married John C. CROTSER. He was born 12 Nov 1934.
Daughter of John C. and Donna R. (MURFIN) CROTSER:
4-2-2-1. Kristi D. CROTSER, born 29 Dec 1963.
Kristi married ___?___ HIGGINS.
4-3. Andrew Johnathan "Bud" STEPEHNS, born 20 Jun 1915, Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois.
Bud married Helen RHUBEN.
Bud had a barbershop in Foster Township on Garrett Road, near Sandy Branch Road. (They have a granddaughter named Jennifer.)
They had three sons.
Sons of A. J. and Helen (RHUBEN) STEPHENS:
4-3-1. Thomas “Tom” STEPHENS.
Tom married Betty ____?____.
4-3-2. John STEPHENS.
John married Phyllis _____?____.
4-3-3. son STEPHENS.
4-4. Juanita R. STEPHENS. She was born 19 Oct 1917, Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois. She died Friday, 22 Apr 1994, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. Burial was at Paradise Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
Juanita married Adolph C. MEYER 22 Jun 1937, Greenville, Illinois. Adolph died 25 Feb 1988.
They lived in Flora and in Salem before moving to Patoka in 1986.
She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and the Salem Women's Club.
Son of Adolph C. and Juanita R. (STEPHENS) MEYER:
4-4-1. Steve MEYER.
He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Daughter of Steve MEYER:
4-4-1-1. Amy MEYER.
4-4-2. Barbara MEYER, born 4 Feb 1938, St. Peter, Fayette County, Illinios. Barbara died 29 Jan 2011, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
Barbara married James D. SOMERS 7 Dec 1967. He was born 12 Feb 1925.
In 2006, Barbara was living in Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
On 2 Feb 2011, The Salem Times-Commoner (Salem, Illinois), has "Barbara Somer (4 February 1938 - 29 January 2011) - Private graveside services will be held at the East Lawn Cemetery in Salem for Barbara SOMER, 72, of Salem. Doug MEYER will officiate. SOMER died on Saturday, January 29, at her home. She was born in St. Peter on February 4, 1938, the daugher of Adolph and Juanita STEPHENS MEYER. On December 7, 1967, she married James D. SOMER in Mt. Vernon. A member of the staffs of both the Shubert F. SOMER Insurance Agency and SOMER real Estate, she was of the Luthern faith. She liked to spend time with her family, and read. Survivors include: her hsuband, James D. SOMER of Salem; a daughter, Ann Marie SOMER-HANSON of Gig Harbor, Washington; a stepson, James T. SOMER of Salem; a step-daughter, Mary Jan ENGLAND and husband William of Crocker, Missouri; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Steve MEYER of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Humane Society, and may be left at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, which is in chargte of arrangements."
Daughter of James D. and Barbara (MEYER) SOMERS:
4-4-2-1. Anna SOMERS.
Anna married ___?___ Hanson.
In 2011, according to her mother's obituary, Ann Marie was living in Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington.
4-5. Lois STEPHENS, born Jan 1920, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois.
Lois married Mr. WILLAMS.
Lois lived in Peoria, Illinois. She retired to Patoka where she bought the old school house and turned it into the School House Gift Shoppe and Tea Room. It was very nice. She also built a new house in Patoka. She had children.
4-6. Rufus Jonathan STEPHENS, born 1921, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois, son of Rufus Jennings and Carrie (WILLIAMS) STEPHENS.
Rufus married Vera Mae ADAMS 18 Feb 1942, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois. She was born Sep 1922, Illinois, daughter of Fielding Ernest and Ruth (CARR) ADAMS (See Adams Family, Chapter 2, 3-3, files section of Patoka Yahoo Group). Vera Mae died 7 Jun 2010, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. Burial in Patoka Cemetery.
On 19 Sep 1942, Rufus J. STEPHENS enlisted into the United States Army during World War 2. He was married and had 1 year of high school education. He weighted 150 pounds. Height was 5' 9". He served in Africa and Italy and received a Purple Heart.
Rufus retired from Halliburton Company and the oil service business.
Rufus is a Mason.
Vera Mae is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
On 18 Feb 2010, The Sentinel, Page 6A(Centralia, Marion County, Illinois) has, 68th Anniversary -- Rufus J. "R.J." STEPHENS and Vera Mae (ADAMS) STEPHENS are celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary. They were married on Feb. 18, 1942, in the parsonage of Pastor Charles WEBB in Patoka. Their family includes two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Dee STEPHENS of Virginia Beach, Va., and Roger and Candy STEPHENS of Salem; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. R.J. served in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy during World War II, earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is retired form the oil industry and the Halliburton Co. He is a 60-plus-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. They are members of the Open Arms Fellowship Church in Salem. Cards and anniversary greetings may be sent to the couple at 407 E. Fayette Ave., Patoka, IL 62875.
On 9 Jun 2010, The Sentinel (Centralia, Marion County, Illinois), Page 7A, has" PATOKA - Vera Mae STEPHENS, 87, of Patoka died Monday, June 7, 2010, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. She was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Patoka, daughter of Fielding Ernest and Ruth Elizabeth (KARR) ADAMS. She married R. J. STEPHENS on Feb. 18, 1942, in Patoka, and he survives in Patoka. In addition to her husband of 68 years, Mrs. STEPHENS is survived by two sons, Roger STEPHENS and wife Candy of Kell and Ron STEPHENS and wife Dee of Virginia Beach, Va.; three brothers, Jack ADAMS and wife Erma, Paul ADAMS and wife Barb and David ADAMS and wife Jane, all of Patoka; seven grandchildren, Matt STEPHENS and wife Claudia of Pickerington, Ohio, Marc STEPHENS and wife Betsy of Newark, Ohio, Phillip STEPHENS and wife Lori of Newark, Ohio, Amanda DANIELS of Salem, Casey GERHARD of Kell, Megan STEPHENS of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jonathan STEPHENS of West Covina, Calif.; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher STEPHENS, Taylor STEPHENS, Abby Mae STEPHENS, Sarah STEPHENS, Allison STEPHENS, David STEPHENS, Carmen STEPHENS, Annabelle STEPHENS, Sammy, Jesse and Andy. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Lloyd "Lee" ADAMS and Carl ADAMS. Mrs. STEPHENS worked as a real estate agent in Peoria and managed a bowling alley and taught bowling in West Virginia. She was a member of Open Arms Fellowship Church of Salem and attended the Pentecostal Church and the Methodist Church in Patoka. Mrs. STEPHENS served on the B.C.M.W. Board for many years, and served on the Patoka Civic Center Board for 25 years. She was an election judge and helped with the Patoka Red Cross blood drives for over 20 years. She was a 60 plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a life member of Patoka American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. STEPHENS enjoyed singing, bowling, playing her keyboard, playing cards and games and spending time with family and friends. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Patoka with the Rev. Johnny TROUTT, the Rev. Mike FLEMMING and the Rev. Clayton COFFEY officiating. Interment will follow at Patoka Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and again from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Open Arms Fellowship Church Building Fund or the National M.S. Society and will be accepted at Day Funeral Home in Sandoval and Patoka, or at the church. Online expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.dayfuneralhomes.com."
Sons of Rufus Jonathan and Vera Mae (ADAMS) STEPHENS:
4-6-1. Ronald "Ron" STEPHENS, born circa 1944.
Ron married Dee ___?___ .
In 2008, they were living in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In 2010, at his parents 68th wedding anniversary, they were living in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
4-6-2. Roger STEPHENS, born circa 1946.
Roger married Candy ___?___ .
In 2008, they were living in Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
In Feb 2010, at his parents 68th wedding anniversary, they were living in Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
In Jun 2010, at the death of his mother, they were living in Kell, Marion County, Illinois.
4-7. James Eccless STEPHENS, born 6 Sep 1925, Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois.
Children of James STEPHENS:
4-7-1. Anita STEPHENS.
Anita married Mr. QUICK.
They have children. Anita is a writer.
4-7-2. Anne Marie STEPHENS, born 1956.
Anne married 1st Michael Dayne BASSETT (See Chapter 15, #7-1-1). They divorced.
4-7-3. Larry STEPHENS.
Larry married a Korean girl. They have children.
4-8. William "Bill" STEPHENS.
Bill lived in Richmond, Virginia.
Bill married Artie I. ___?___ .
In 2005, Bill's wife, Artie, lived in Matthews, Virginia.
Children of Emery B. and Florence (WILLIAMS) WRIGHT:
5-1. Paul WRIGHT.
Paul lives in Wappapello, Missouri.
5-2. Dale WRIGHT.
Dale married Frances KLINE.
5-3. Kenneth WRIGHT.
Kenneth lives in Springfield, Illinois.
5-4. Ruth WRIGHT.
Ruth married 1st Mr. GIBSON. (See Chapter 7, #10)
Ruth married 2nd Mr. BASIC.
Ruth was a nurse and lived in the Chicago area.
5-5. William WRIGHT.
Son of Dale and Gloria (WILLIAMS) CHASTEEN:
7-2-1. Jerry CHASTEEN.
Jerry married Connie GESELL.
They live in Kinmundy.
Children of Jerry and Connie (GESELL) CHASTEEN:
7-2-1-1. Stephanie CHASTEEN.
7-2-1-2. Jeremy CHASTEEN.
7-2-1-3. Matthew CHASTEEN.
7-3. James L. "Jimmy" WILLIAMS, born 1 Dec 1932, Marion County, Illinois, son of Marshall and Nellie Clara (NICHOLS) WILLIAMS.
Jimmy married Joyce A. McHATTON 5 Nov 1952, Alma, Marion County, Illinois. She was born 1933, daughter of Walter McHATTON.
On 6 Nov 1952, The Kinmundy Express (Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois) has, "Joyce Ann McHATTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McHATTON, of Kinmundy, and James L. WILLIAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS of Alma, were married Wednesday in the parsonage of the Alma Methodist Church by Rev. Frank TREDWAY. Attendants were Mrs. G. Dale CHASTEEN, Salem, the former Gloria WILLIAMS, sister of the groom, and Mr. CHASTEEN. Mrs. WILLIAMS is a graduate of Kinmundy H.S. with the class of 1951, and is employed in the Williams Grocery Store here in Kinmundy. The groom graduated from Salem H.S. in 1951 and is employed as a welder at the McNamar Crawley Tank Co. in Salem. The couple will resided in the Dunlap apartments."
On 4 Jun 1953, The Kinmundy Express (Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois) has, "Mrs. Joyce McHATTON WILLIAMS was elected president of the Kinmundy Alumni Association at the annual meeting and reception given in the school cafeteria Saturday evening. Sue HESTER HULSEY was named Vice President and Donna Mae GARRETT, the secretary-treasurer. 144 members and guests were in attendance at the gathering. Mrs. Pearl FISHER was the oldest member graduating with the class of ‘98. Also Earl HENSLEY of Chicago, who graduated in ‘01, was present, and this was his first alumni reception. Katherine WORMLEY, President, presided over the meeting, and Vice President this year was Lura ROBNETT, and Mildred KLEISS was Sec.-Treas. Herbert WILLIAMS gave the response from the Class of ‘53. Mr. V.V. BARCROFT, County Supt. of Schools of Clinton county, gave the address for the evening. He was superintendent of our schools for 18 years. (A list of those attending was included.)"
On 10 Sep 1953, The Kinmundy Express (Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois) has, "Pvt. and Mrs. Jim WILLIAMS of Ft. McLELLAND, Ala. spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter McHATTON, and in Alma with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS. "
On 11 Jul 1957, The Kinmundy Express (Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois) has, "Last Friday night, Mrs. Dale CHASTEEN of Alma and Mrs. Carl B. VALLOW of Neenah, Wis., honored Mrs. Jim WILLIAMS of this city with a nursery shower in the home of Mrs. CHASTEEN. (A list of those attending and sending gifts was included.)"
On 8 Aug 1957, The Kinmundy Express (Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois) has, "Mr. and Mrs. James WILLIAMS have a daughter born in the Fayette county Hospital, Vandalia, on July 31. She has been named Cathy Jo. The mother is the former Joyce McHATTON."
They live in Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois.
Jimmy retired from being an Illinois State Policeman for many years.
Jimmy served on the Marion County Board for several years. Elected as a Democrat.
Children of Jimmy and Joyce (McHATTON) WILLIAMS:
7-3-1. Kathy WILLAMS, born 31 Jul 1957, Illinois.
Kathy married Roland GREENE. He was born 6 Sep 1965.
In 2011, according to her brother's obituary, Kathy, Roland and Michael were living in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio.
Son of Roland and Kathy (WILLIAMS)GREENE:
7-3-1-1. Michael GREENE.
7-3-1-2. Alexander "Alex" GREENE.
In 2011, according to his uncle's obituary, Alex was living in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.
7-3-2. Kevin James WILLAMS, born 17 Oct 1962, Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois. Kevin died 3 Oct 2011, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
Kevin married 1st ___?___ and had a daughter.
Kevin married 2nd Shelly (NEILSON) ____?____, daughter of Kenny NEILSON. Also her second marriage.
On 6 October 2011, The Sentinel Page 9A(Centralia, Marion County, Illinois) has, "Kevin Williams - KINMUNDY - Kevin J. WILLIAMS, 49, of Kinmundy died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at SalemTownship Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 17, 1961, in Vandalia, Son of James and Joyce A. (McHATTON) WILLIAMS of Kinmundy. In addition to his parents, Mr. WILLIAMS is survived by a daughter, Sara WILLIAMS of Walters, Okla.; a sister, Kathy GREENE and husband Roland of Perrysburg, Ohio; and two nephews, Michael GREENE of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Alex GREENE of Elyria, Ohio. Mr. WILLIAMS was a counselor in Health Care Services and attended Kinmundy Christian Church. A private family graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Kimundy. Memorials may be made to Kinmundy Christian Church and may be left a Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem."
Daughter of Kevin and ___?___ (___?___) WILLIAMS:
7-3-2-1. Sara WILLAMS.
In 2011, according to her father's obituary, she was living in Walters, Oklahoma.
7-4. Sue WILLAMS, born 1 Feb 1935, Marion County, Illinois.
Sue married Ronald Eugene SWIFT. He was born 6 Oct 1937, son of Russell and Iris (JACKSON) SWIFT. Russell was the son of Cyrus Moses and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (GREEN) SWIFT. (Cyrus was the son of James M. and Elizabeth (GARRETT) SWIFT.) (See Swift Family, files section of Sandy Branch Yahoo Group ) Ron died Wednesday, 10 May 2006, at his home, Alma, Marion County, Illinois. He was 68 years of age. Burial at the Alma Cemetery.
Ron was an auctioneer. He ran and owned Swift's Auction Service for over 30 years. He was an excellent auctioneer.
Ron served as Mayor of Alma for 25 years.
They are members of the Alma Christian Church.
Ron was a member of the Kinmundy Masonic Lodge.
Children of Ronald Eugene and Sue (WILLIAMS) SWIFT:
7-4-1. Marsha SWIFT.
7-4-2. Ronda Sue SWIFT, born 1957.
Ronda married Randy YATES 15 Mar 1980, Alma Christian Church, Alma, Marion County, Illinois. He is the son of Lowell YATES of Farina, Illinois.
Rhonda was elected Marion County Circuit Clerk in 2001. She was the first woman to hold the position. She had worked for the Circuit Clerk's office for 23 years before being elected. (See news clipping below.)
Ronda is a member of the Kinmundy Christian Church and of the Kinmundy Chapter of the Easter Star.
Daughter of Randy and Ronda Sue (SWIFT) YATES:
7-4-2-1. Bethany YATES.
7-4-3. Russell SWIFT, born 1962.
7-4-4. Tom SWIFT. He married Gloria BAYLIS, daughter of Larry and Rosetta BAYLIS of Kinmundy.
Daughter of Larry and Rosetta (BAYLIS) SWIFT:
7-4-4-1. Elizabeth Ann SWIFT, born Sunday, 3 Dec 1995, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.