Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Three of our class members lost their mothers this week. The obituaries in the Journal-Register are as follows:
SPRINGFIELD - Ruth Gust McGaw, 92, of Springfield died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Lipe's Care Home. She was born April 27, 1913, in Joliet, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Shafer Gust. She married John W. McGaw in 1935; he died in 1995. Mrs. McGaw was a homemaker and member of Elliott Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors: two daughters, Judy (husband, Tom) Lewis and Marsha (husband, Dan) Rion, both of Springfield; two grandsons; two sisters, Margaret Kimble and Katherine O'Malley, both of Wilmette; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Leslie Rempel officiating. Private family interment was held in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Juanita N. Welch
SPRINGFIELD - Juanita N. Welch, 92, of Springfield died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born July 20, 1913, in Marion County, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Edith Moore Shroder. She married Clarence E. Welch in 1934; he died in 1963. Mrs. Welch retired from the secretary of state's office in 1978. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, King's Daughters and Central Baptist Church, where she served on the Diaconate, trustee and mission boards and was a member of Weber Sunday school class and Women's Service Council.
Survivors: son, Clarence E. (wife, Joleen) Welch of Springfield; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Central Baptist Church, Dr. Reg Mills officiating. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Thursday, Emerson (Mo.) Cemetery. Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Miriam D. Nation
SPRINGFIELD - Miriam D. Nation, 90, of Springfield died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at St. John's Hospital North. She was born June 15, 1915, in Normal, the daughter of Walter P. and Anna Vetter Dyson. She married George H. Nation in 1939; he died in 1998. A son, Michael G. Nation, and infant daughter, Mary Ann, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Nation retired as a secretary from the Kerasotes Theaters in 1980. She was a member of Laurel Avenue United Methodist Church, Irene Smith Circle of King's Daughters and St. John's Samaritans. She volunteered at the Sojourn Thrift Shop and as a guide at the Old State Capitol.
Survivors: son, Tim (wife, Gwynne) Nation of Springfield; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Cremation rites will be accorded at Bisch Crematory. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Thursday, Bisch Funeral Home West. Private burial will be at a later date.
For the addresses of Judy McGaw Lewis and C. E. Welch, see the Directory on our class pages. Thanks to Judy Vicars Van Hagen and Ann Tobin Hart for relaying the sad news.