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Ben M. Standerfer
From: A Moultrie Co., IL Newspaper 1963
*Contributed by Rick Lanham

Ben M. Standerfer, 45, of FL Lauderdale Beach, Fla., died May 21 in Ft. Myers, Fla.  He had formerly lived in Bethany and Decatur but had lived in Ft. Myers for the past seven years.  Surviving are his wife, Lois, a son, Michael, of Ft. Meyers, his mother, Mrs. Margie Rankin of Decatur, two brothers and a sister.  His father, Pete Standerfer and a sister preceded him in death.  Funeral services and burial were at Ft. Myers May 30, 1963.

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Blanche Quicksall Standerfer
From: A Moultrie Co., IL Newspaper 1981
*Contributed by Rick Lanham

Mrs. J. B. (Blanche Quicksall) Standerfer, 84, of Sullivan died at 12?25 a.m. Sunday in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) in the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan.  Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery near Sullivan.

Born May 3, 1897 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Marion and Cora Culver Quicksall.  She was a member of the Sullivan Southern Baptist Church.  She married J. B. Standerfer June 26, 1917 in Sullivan, and he died July 4, 1951.

Surviving are a son, Dwight L. of Sullivan; daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Onita) Bolin and Mrs. Jack (Venita) Kirkwood, both of Sullivan; stepsister, Geneva Huffer of Decatur; nine grandchildren; and 1_ great-grandchildren.

One son, one daughter, one sister, one stepbrother and two stepsisters preceded her in death.

The family suggest memorial to the Moultrie County Cancer Society.

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Christopher Levi (Hop) Standerfer
From: A Moultrie Co., IL Newspaper 1953
*Contributed by Rick Lanham

Christopher Levi (Hop) Standerfer passed away at the H____ Nursing home Sunday, Mar. 8, where he had been a patient since last November.  Mr. Standerfer had spent his entire life in this vicinity.

He was born in Moultrie county Sept. 2, 1885, the son of Oliver M. and Sarah Standerfer.  He was a carpenter by trade and had made his home in Sullivan for a number of years.

Rev. W. H. Hopper conducted the services at the McMellan Funeral home Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.  Ray Standerfer, Phil Phillips, Robert Krans, Benjamin Standerfer, Wayne Standerfer and Forrest McDaniels served as casketbearers.

Surviving are: Two sons, Carl and Guy of Decatur; one daugther, Mrs. Mildred Cherry of Decatur; one brother Chesley of Sullivan; five sisters, Mrs. Emily Shipman of Sullivan, Mrs. Theodosia Yates of Decatur; Mrs. Arlia Evans, Mrs. Lola Philips and Mrs. Effie Hilliard of Bethany.

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Mrs. Eloise Pifer Flannigan Standerfer
From: A Moultrie Co., IL Newspaper 1979
*Contributed by Rick Lanham

Funeral services for Mrs. Guy (Eloise Pifer Flannigan) Standerfer, 61, of Decatur were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The former Sullivan resident died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

Born April 28, 1918, she was a daughter of Ralph and Lillian Hughes Pifer.  She was a nurse's aide at St. Mary's Hospital and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  She married Guy Standerfer June 17, 1935 in Dixon.

She is survived by her husband; sons Ray of St. Pierre, PA and Harley of St. Louis; daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wallace of Decatur, Mrs. Vina Jenn Gaiter of St. Louis; daughters, Mrs. Pat Hienz of Waukegan, Mrs. Laura Rodrigess of Rock Island, Tex. and Mrs. Carlene Spinner of Pana; her mother, Mrs. Lillian Flannigan of Decatur; brothers, Bill Flannigan of Miami, Fla., Charles and Raymond Flannigan, both of Decatur, Henry Flannigan of Orange, Tex., and Noel Flannigan of Beaumont, Tex.; sisters, Mrs. Laur Pruitt of Franklin, Ark., Mrs. Charlene Ely and Mrs. Blanch Davis, both of Decatur, Mrs. Georgia Charrett of Orleans and Mrs. Wilma Logan of Houston, Tex; 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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Harry Nelson Standerfer
From: A Moultrie Co., IL Newspaper 1952
*Contributed by Rick Lanham

Funeral rites were held August 19 for Harry N. Standerfer, 53, at the T___ Funeral home in Bethany.  Mr. Standefer lost his life in a fire which destroyed the family home at Dunn Sunday night, August 17.

The blaze was discovered by a passing motorist about 10 p.m.  The motorist went to the home of C. F. Standerfer, nearby and notified them of the fire.  The Sullivan and Bethany fire departments were called but they could not save the home.  Mr. Standerfer's body was found in the ruins after the fire was extinguished.

Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Ed Blankenship and interment was made in the Bethany cemetery.  Casket bearers were Phil Phillips, Floyd Taylor, Hill Standerfer, Tom Standerfer, Dwight Standerfer and Willie Standerfer.

Mr. Standerfer was born April 14, 1899.  Surviving are four children, Joan, Norma Jean, and Richard, all of Sullivan, and Shirlann of Springfield; two brothers, C. F. Standerfer of Sullivan, and Levi Standerfer, of Decatur; and five sisters, Mrs. Emily Shipman of Sullivan, Mrs. Effie Hilliard, Mrs. Lela Phillips and Mrs. Arlia Evans, all of Bethany, and Mrs. Theodosia Yates of Decatur.

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Lavina D. Darst Standerfer
From: A Moultrie Co., IL Newspaper 1943
*Contributed by Rick Lanham


Mrs. Vina D. Standerfer passed away Tuesday of this week.

She was born August 8, 1891, at Bruce, and spent most of her life in Bruce, and in Sullivan.  She was married to Levi Standerfer who survives her.  She also leaves three children: Carl and Guy Standerfer and Mrs. Mildred Cherry, all of Decatur.  She also leaves a brother, Olla Darst of Bruce, and two sisters, Orpha Martin of Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Gladys Hidden of Villa Park, Illinois.

Funeral service will be held this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the McMillan Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. ___.

Interment will be in the French cemetery.  The pall bearers will be Ralph Misenheimer, Wayne Cochran, Carl Ekiss, Howell Locke, Ott Kinnel and C. A. Lane.

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Mrs. Mary Ellen Quicksall Standerfer
From: A Moultrie Co., IL Newspaper, 1972
*Contributed by Rick Lanham
(Mary Ellen Quicksall was m. to Cheslea Franklin Standerfer)

Funeral services for Mrs. C. F. (Mary) Standerfer, 73, of Hammond, a former Sullivan resident were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan.  Burial was in the Moultrie County Memorial Park Cemetery near Bethany.

Mrs. Standerfer died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at her home.  She was born January 30, 1889 in Shelby County and married C. F. Standerfer November November 21, 1926 in Decatur.  He died September 9, 1960.  She was a member of the Christian Church of Allenville.

Survivors include sons, B. G. of Sullivan, Jack of Hammond, Ray of Bentonville, Ark., and Thomas of Bethany; one sister Mrs. Blanche Standerfer of Sullivan; stepsister, Mrs. Geneva Hunter of Decatur; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Mrs. Mary Alice Standerfer
From: Metro-East Journal
East St. Louis, Illinois
Pub. September 16, 1968
Contributed by Debi Schifferdecker
(Note: Mary Alice Rankin m. Chalon Chester Standifer August 14, 1919 in Wayne Co., IL)

Mrs. Mary Alice Standefer, 75, of 11 Kingston Dr., East St. Luis, died at 11 a.m. Saturday at Castle Haven Nursing Home Swansea. She had been a resident there for four day.

John Barnes Funeral Home, East St. Louis, has charge.

Mrs. Standerfer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, East St. Luis.

Survivors include a son, Chalon C. Standerfer, Jr. of Collinsville; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Shepherd of East St. Louis and Mrs. Floyd (Geraldine) Sauerhage of Lawrenceville; a brother Alex Rankin of San Jose, Calif; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 9:3- a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery at Fairfield, IL.

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Martha May Trotter Standerfer
Pub. Times; February 26, 1920
McLeansboro, IL

Martha May Trotter, daughter of William R and Martha J. Trotter was born in Hamilton County, Aug. 26, 1892; died at her home near Delafield February 21, 1920; aged 28 years 6 months and 21 days. 

She was married to C. E. Standerfer, April 26, 1911. To this union were born three children. She accepted faith to Christ in 1908 and united with the Missionary Baptist church of Belle Prairie, living a consistent Christian life and a faithful mother and wife until her death. 

She expressed her willingness to go to that better world, by singing and asking those around her bed to meet her in heaven. 

She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, one son and two daughters, mother, father, five brothers, four sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Short funeral services were conducted at the home February 22, by the Rev. John Maulding. Interment at the Crouch cemetery. 

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Samuel C. Standerfer
Pub. Times, March 18, 1926
McLeansboro, IL

Samuel C. STANDERFER, son of A.H. and Elizabeth Standerfer, was born July 3, 1860, and departed this life March 10, 1926, aged 65 years, 6 months and 7 days.

He professed faith in Christ about a the year 1880, and united with Blooming Grove Baptist Church, later moving his membership to Delafield Baptist Church where he remained a loyal member until death.

He was united in marriage to Alice E. Deitz, February 1, 1881, and to this union was born one child, Laura C. Daily, with whom he has made his home for the last several years. Sam Standerfer, as he was known, was liked and respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn their loss a loving companion who has been afflicted for some time who will greatly miss his going, one daughter, three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Nancy Tedford, one half-sister and one half-brother and many other friends and relatives who will greatly miss him.

Funeral services were conducted at the Delafield Baptist Church, Thursday, March 11, conducted by Elder John B. Maulding, assisted by Elders E. J. Cravens, C.F. Hooker, and J.D. Hooker. Interment at Blooming Grove Cemetery.

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