The Loogootee Martin County Tribune
4 October 1907

Ada Hooten

Mrs. Ada Hooten died at her home near Alfordsville September the 24th of heart trouble and pluerisy, after an illness of three months.  She was 34 years old.  Mrs. Hooten was raised in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and joined the M. E. church there at 15 years old.  She has been a Sunday school teacher for the infant class at Inman Chapel for 7 years.  She leaves a husband, a son Esco and daughter Beatrice Parsons, of first husband deceased.  A father, Angel Tredway, of Vincennes, a sister Mrs. Anna Smith, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, and a sister Mrs. Lizzie Head, of Loogootee, and brother Tollie Tredway, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She was a member of the Rebekah lodge at Alfordsville and was well respected by her many friends. 
The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.  The funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Francis McCall and interred in the Alfordsville cemetery.

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The Washington Herald
Friday, 26 November 1915

Rebecca Tredway Emery

Well Known Woman Dies
Mrs. William Emry, Who Had Been Ill Since April Is Dead At Home
Was Born In State

 Mrs. Rebecca A. Emry, wife of William M. Emry, a well known contracting painter died at 2:10 o'clock this morning at the family residence, 507 east John street.  Death followed a lingering illness.  Mrs. Emry was taken ill last April and her condition had been serious for the last three months, death, which was expected, coming while she was seated in a chair.
The funeral services will  be conducted from the First United Brethren church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.   Mrs.Emry was a faithful member of the United Brethren church.
She was born in Lost River township, Martin county,  November 7, 1858, and was married to Mr. Emry in 1878 in Shoals.  Of eight children born to the union, three survive their mother.  They are Oliver of East St. Louis; Ernest, who is engaged in missionary  work in South  Africa, and Mrs. Charles Reynolds of Plainville. Two brothers, Alford Tredway of Martin county, and Amiel Tredway of Knox county, also are left. Mrs. Emry had been a resident of Washington for the last fifteen years during which time she endeared herself to hundreds of citizens, who will be grieved to learn of her death.  She was a member of the local lodge of the Knights and Ladies of Security.

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The Washington Democrat
27 November 1915

Rebecca Emery

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Emery will be held at the United Brethren church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Burial will be made in Oak Grove. 

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The Washington Daviess County Democrat
3 December 1915

Rebecca Emery

Rebecca Emery Dies While Sitting In Chair
Well Known Northside Woman Dies Following Illness - Post Mortem to be Held.
Rebecca Emery, a highly respected resident of the northside, where she has lived for many years, died early this morning at her home on John street.  Death came to Mrs. Emery while she was sitting in a chair.
She had been ailing for some time and death came as no surprise.  A post mortem examination is being held this afternoon to determine the exact cause of her death.  She was afflicted with a swelling of her forearms and thighs believed to have been a dropsical condition, and she is also believed to have had a cancer of the stomach.

She was the wife of W. H. Emery and was fifty-seven years old.  She was a member of the United Brethren church, taking an active interest in the church work.  Besides her husband she is survived by several children, one of whom is a missionary to a European country.  The funeral arrangements have not been made.

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The Washington Gazette
3 December 1920

William H. Emery


William H. Emery.

Funeral services for William H. Emery, sixty-five years old, a painter who died at his home, 507 east John street, Thanksgiving Day, were conducted from the First United Brethren church the afternoon of November 27.
He was a member of that congregation.  Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
Mr. Emery was one of Washington's best known citizens, he having resided here for many years.  He was a native of Ohio.  One of his sons, the Rev. Ernest Emery, is prominent in the ministry of the United Brethren church, he having served as a missionary in Africa for several years.  Other surviving children are Ollie Emery, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Charles Reynolds of Plainville.  Mr. Emery's second wife also survives him.  His death was not unexpected, he having been afflicted with cancer. 

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The Daviess County Democrat
3 December 1920

William Emery

William Emery, of the north side, who died Thanksgiving morning at his home after several weeks illness, was buried at Oak Grove cemetery Saturday afternoon following funeral services at the United Brethren church.  Mr. Emery was sixty-five years of age and a painter by trade. He was a well known citizen who had the respect of all who knew him; Ernest Emery, Ollie Emery and Mrs. Charles Reynolds, of Plainville, are children of the deceased. 

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The Washington Gazette
31 May 1901

John Emery

Who Died Monday From Injuries Received at the B.&O. S-W. Shops Will Be Buried Wednesday.
The remains of John Emery who died Monday afternoon from the injuries he received while at work at the B. & O. S. W. shops Monday morning will be buried Wednesday afternoon at Oak Grove cemetery.  Funeral services will be held at the residence at two thirty o'clock and the shop employees are making arrangements to attend the funeral.
Mr. Emery suffered greatly Monday afternoon but was conscious until his death at four oclock.  He had lived in city for only about six months having moved here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. William Emery from Vincennes last fall.  His parents, two brothers, Ollie and Ernest, and a sister Bessie mourn his death.
Mr. Emery was engaged to Miss Inea Chattin of Flora. III., and they were to be married this summer.  His sweetheart will arrive tonight to attend the funeral.  The message of his death was a great shock to her.
Coroner C. E. Trainor arrfved this morning from Montgomery and with his Clerk, Graham Sanford held an inquest on the remains this morning.

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The Washington Daviess County Democrat
6 June 1908

Susan Bateman


Mrs. Susan Bateman, age seventy-nine, died from chronic bronchitis at the home of her son, John Bateman, on the Graham farm in Steele township Tuesday morning.  Mrs. Bateman, whose home is in Martin county, had been in Steele township two months, living with her son.  She leaves seven children, four sons and three daughters.  She was the widow of John Bateman.  Funeral services at the Wagoner church in Martin county at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.  Burial in the adjoining cemetery. 

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The Washington Gazette
Saturday, 6 June 1908

Susan Bateman

Mrs. Susan Bateman, widow of John Bateman, died Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her son, John Bateman, in Steele township, where she had been visiting for the last three months.  Chronic bronchitis and general debility were the cause of death.  Born in Martin county, while it was practically a wilderness in the year of 1839, she lived there most of her long and useful life.  She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom are living, three sons and four daughters.

The funeral will take place at the Waggoner's church in Martin county Wednesday morning with burial in the adjoining cemetery. 

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File note: Susan Bateman was the daughter of Thomas Tillery and Louisianna Connell Tredway......Charlie

The Vincennes Sun-Commercial
15 April 1942

Emmaline Tredway

Mrs. Treadway Dies In Hospital: Funeral Thursday

Mrs. Emmaline Treadway, 86, died at 1:20 a. m., Wednesday at the Good Samaritan hospital.  Her home was on rural route 3.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Felt King and Mrs. Minnie Reggo both of rural route 3, a son, J. Oliver Dutton of rural route 2, 12 grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, and two brothers, William and Daniel Utt, both of Vincennes.
Funeral, services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m., Thursday at the Stocker funeral home, the Rev. Ray Hilligos, pastor of the Bethany Presbyterian church, officiating, and with burial in the Royal Oak cemetery.

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The French Lick Springs Valley Herald
11 May 1922

Amanda Tredway Weaver


Amanda J. (Tredway) Weaver —  born Nov. 28, 1865. Departed this life April 27, 1922.  Deceased was born in Martin County near here where she spent the greater part of her life.
Mrs. Weaver confessed her faith with Christ about 18 years ago, and has remained a consistant member of the Cane Creek Church ever since.
On December 11, 1884 she was united in marriage to George W. Weaver.  To this union were born seven children.  Four preceded her in death.  The three living are Mrs. Charity Case, Mrs. Anna Jacobs, and Mrs. Goldie Drake of Norton, Indiana.  She also leaves 11 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death.  She was a good wife and a loving mother and was loved by all who knew her.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.
God, in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon His love had given.

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The Washington Times Herald
Thursday, 3 April 1997

Myrtle Holland

Plainville- Myrtle B. Holland, 94, died at the Daviess County Hospital Wednesday at 9:18 a.m.

She had been in faining health for several months.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington.  Interment will be at the Plainville Cemetery.  The Rev. Jack Haskins and Bro. Richard Smith will officiate. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. Eastern Star services will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m.

She was born on May 8, 1902 in Daviess County to Samuel W. and Mary Elizabeth (Kearby) Simmons.  She married Mally E. Holland and he preceded her in death in 1975.

Holland was a homemaker.  She attended the Zion United Brethren Church and was a lifelong community member.  She also was an Elnora Eastern Star #299, 50-year member and Plainville Worthwhile Homemakers Club member.

Surviving are a daughter, Thelma Louise Phillips, Columbus, Ind.; two sons , James R. Holland and Donald Holland, both of Washington; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Willam Howard Holland, 1977; John David Holland, 1994; five brothers, Ray, John, William, Harold and Elmer Simmons; a sister, Orpha Sullivan and twin great-grandsons

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The Evansville Courier
Wednesday, 23 January 1929

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Simmons

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 - (Special)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Simmons, 61, died this morning at her home on Edwardsport road.  Surviving are her husband, Samuel Simmons, and the following children: Ray Simmons and Mrs. Orpha Sullivan of Washington township; John, Harold and William Simmons of Steele township, and Mrs. Myrtle Holland of Washington.  She also is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Kearby, of French Lick, and the following brothers and sisters; Albert, Joseph and Emma Kearby of French Lick; Samuel, Charles and Lester Kearby of Ireland, and Mrs. Mattie Morgan of Indianapolis.  Funeral service will be held Thursday at Plainville.

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The Dubois County Daily Herald
Wednesday, 12 August 1953

Mrs. Flora Root Taken By Death; Services Friday

Mrs. Flora B. Root, widow of the late John Root, died at 5:30 yesterday evening in the home of a
daughter, Mrs. Craig Nelson of R. 3, Birdseye.  She was 82.
Funeral rites will take place at 1:30 P.M. Friday at the Schmutzler Funeral Home in Huntingburg.
Burial will be in the Cox cemetery near Birdseye.
Survivors include two daughters,  Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. William Collet of Hammond; two sons, Albert of Birdseye and George of Racine,Wis., eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Three children are deceased.
Mrs. Root was born Nov. 13, 1870 in Ireland, Ind.  Her parents were Jesse and Eliza Wininger Corn. Her husband preceded her in death in 1935.
She was a member of the Methodist church and Royal Neighbors lodge.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

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The Huntingburg Independent
Saturday, 28 September 1918


(Special Independent Service)

Julia Ann Eliza Wineinger was born in East Tennessee, Feb. 9, 1835, died suddenly Sept. 19, 1918, aged 83 years, 7 months and 10 days.  When she was about five years of age she came with her parents, John A. and Catherine Wineinger, to Orange county, Ind.  Afterwards, they moved to Dubois county, where she spent the remainder of her life.

Her chances for an education, like most pioneers, were meager.

While quite young she sought and found her Saviour and affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church. 

She was united in marriage November 26, 1865 to Jesse Clay Corn.  To this union were born five children, three of whom are living - Mrs. Lillie Glezen of Wilkins, Texas, Mrs. Felora Root, with whom she made her home, and George P. Corn of Indianapolis. 

She also leaves three brothers and one sister out of thirteen; twenty grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death.  "Aunt" Eliza, as she was familiarly called, lived a useful life; always meeting her friends and neighbors with a happy smile, revealing the light within her soul.

The funeral service was held Sunday morning at the M.E. church conducted by Rev. M.L. Payton of Otwell, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Shiloh cemetery.

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The Jasper Weekly Courier
Friday, 10 May 1895

Hillham News.

DIED - Mrs. Diana Wineinger, wife of Wm. S. Wineinger, aged 63 years, 7 months.  She joined the M.E. Church at the age of 16, and lived a faithful Christian life to the end.  A short time before her death when asked if she was prepared to die, she said: "God is my friend.  I am ready and willing."  And asked her children to meet her in heaven.  There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wineinger twelve children, nine of whom are still living.  They have the deepest sympathy of their friends and neighbors.  KATIE

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The Los Angeles Herald
Tuesday, 29 November 1910


Body Found After Two Days in Bathroom - Parents Live in Kansas

SANTA MONICA, Nov. 28. - The body of Miss Jessie Corn was found at noon today in a cottage at 126 Kinney street.  In the opinion of the police the young woman, who was 26 years of age, committed suicide.  Undertaker Kirkelle, who took charge of the body, said the woman had been dead at least two days.  The coroner will hold an inquest.

Miss Corn was a saleswoman.  She came here early in October from Hunnewell, Kas., where her father is a rancher.  October 15 she rented a room at 126 Kinney street.  The landlady came home today after an absence of a week and found the young woman's body in the bath room, which was locked.  Miss Corn, thought to have been despondent because she was unable to obtain employment, used a sharp razor to cut her throat. 

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The Wellington Daily News
Wednesday, 30 November 1910

Jessie Corn

Miss Jessie Corn, whose body was found in an unoccupied house with her throat cut and a razor in her hand in Santa Monica, Cal., Nov. 28, was a resident of Hunnewell until October last having worked there for D.H. Lauderback & Co.  She was a very popular girl and has a host of friends in Hunnewell.  Her friends in Santa Monica say that it was homesickness that caused her to kill herself.  Her body is expected in Hunnewell Dec. 3.  Her father J.T. Corn is one of the substantial farmers east of Hunnewell.

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The Jasper Weekly Courier
27 January 1911

Miss Jessie Corn

News has been received here of the death of Miss Jessie Corn daughter of John Corn, at Santa Monica Cali., on Dec 3, 1910.

She was born and raised in Jasper and left here for Kansas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Corn in the summer of 1884.  She was buried at South Haven, Kansas.  Aged 25 years 4 mo

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The Evansville Courier & Press
Thursday, 10 November 1994 

PETERSBURG, Ind. - Ruby Johnson, 76, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Petersburg Health Care Center.
Surviving are three sons, James Morgan Johnson and Kent Johnson, both of Otwell and Bobby Johnson of Petersburg; four sisters, Shirley Walters of Kokomo, Jean Griffith of North Manchester, Jenny Holman of Shoals and Jackie Simmons of Chicago; a brother, Hilbert Tredway of Otwell; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services and burial will be at a later date.
Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg is handling arrangements.

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The Washington Times Herald
Wednesday, 9 November 1994

Ruby Johnson

PETERSBURG - Mrs. Ruby Johnson, 76, died Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Petersburg Health Care Center.
A graveside service will be at a later date at Public Cemetery, Iva.
There will be no visitation.
Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, is handling arrangements.
She was born Aug.10, 1918 in Dubois County to Joseph and Stella Morgan Tredway.  She married James Morgan Johnson and he survives.
Surviving besides her husband, are three sons, Morgan and Kent Johnson, both od Otwell, Bobby Johnson, Petersburg, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, one brother and four sisters,  Hilbert Tredway, Otwell, Shirley Walters, Kokomo, Jean Griffith, North Manchester, Jenny Holman, Shoals, and Jackie Simmons, Chicago, Ill.

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The Washington Times Herald
Saturday, 7 July 1984

Fae Kerns

BLOOMINGTON- Fae Eldean Shefick Kerns, 81, died at 6:12 a.m. Friday in the Bloomington Convalescent Center.  She was a native of Martin County.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, with Revs. Robert Synan and Delbert Olsen officiating and burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 
Mrs. Kerns was born Dec. 18, 1902, the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Tredway Sherfick.  She married Homer Kerns and he preceded her in death.  She retired from the People's Trust Company, Indianapolis, in 1964.  She was a member of the Undenominational Christian Fellowship Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Wilma Fisher, Solsberry; Virginia Holt, Bedford; Mary Olsen, Indianapolis; Carol Hedrick, Greenfield and a son, Kermit, Dyer.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, John Sherfick, Indianapolis and a sister, Mrs. Grace Hundley, Monticello.  Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

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The Washington Times Herald
Friday, 28 February 1992

John Tredway

SHOALS - John Tredway, 89, died at the Bedford Medical Center at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, with Bro. Ken Jurgens officiating and an eulogy given by a niece, Barbara Loomis.  Interment will be in the Waggoner Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 12, 1902 in Martin County to Alfred and Belle Jones Tredway.  He was a Railway U.S. Mail employee and a retired farmer.
Surviving is one sister, Mae Edwards, Tarpin Springs, Fla.  Two brothers and two sisters, Jack, Cleo and Margaret Tredway and Mary Fromhart are deceased.

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The Washington Times Herald
6 October 1986

Merlin Tredway

PETERSBURG - Merlin H. Tredway, 66, died Saturday at 10:15 p.m. at his home.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Leo Kisel officiating.  Interment will be in Iva Public Cemetery.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg.
He was born May 10, 1920 in Dubois County to Joseph and Stella Morgan Tredway.  He married Louise Evans Oct. 20, 1945 and she survives.  He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Disabled American Veterans.
Surviving are his wife and two sons and one daughter, Herbert Tredway, Winslow, Dennis Tredway, Wisconsin, and Jackie Gedion, Augusta, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, one brother and five sisters, Hilbert Tredway, Otwell, Jackie Simmons, Chicago, Ill., Ruby Johnson, Petersburg, Jennie Lee Holman, Shoals, Jean Griffith, North Manchester, and Shirley Waters, Paoli.  Three brothers and one grandchild have died.

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The State Journal-Register
Friday, 20 January 2006

Hobart W. Tredway Sr.

SPARTA - Hobart William Tredway Sr., 87, of Sparta, formerly of Robinson, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Sparta Community Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, in 2002.
Survivors: daughter, Sandra (husband, Bob) Smith of Sparta; son, Bill (wife, Kathy) Tredway of Tolono; six grandchildren including Stephanie Moulton of Springfield; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Frances Howard and Martha Phillips, both of Ocala, Fla., and Sally Owen of Marissa; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery, Lawrenceville.

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The Evansville Courier & Press
Thursday 19 January 2006

Hobart Tredway Sr.

ROBINSON — a Hobart William Tredway Sr., 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Sparta (Ill.) Community Hospital.
He was a World War II Army veteran, retired from AMAX Coal Co. and was a member of Robinson First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his daughter, Sandra Smith; son, Bill; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Frances Howard, Martha Phillips and Sally Owen.
Masonic services are 1 p.m. Saturday, with funeral services afterward. Burial is in Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. to services at Goodwine Funeral Home Robinson Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

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The Herald & Review
Thursday 19 January 2006

Hobart William Tredway Sr.

ROBINSON — Hobart William Tredway Sr., 87, Sparta, formerly of Robinson, retired AMAX Coal Co. employee, died Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2006).
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Memorials: Shriner's Children's Hospital. 

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Hobart William Tredway, Sr., 87, of Sparta, IL, formerly of Robinson, IL. died Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at Sparta Community Hospital, Sparta, IL. He was born March 20, 1918 in Billet, IL, the son of Rev. Frank W. Tredway and Elsie Harris Tredway. During WWII he served with the 561st Ambulance Company, U. S. Army in Europe. In 1980 he retired from AMAX Coal Co., Vermont, IL. Following retirement he made and repaired tall case clocks. He was a member of the Robinson American Legion Post #69, Robinson Masonic Lodge #250, Robinson V. F. W. Post #4549, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Crawford County Crazy Clown Unit, Crawford County Shrine Club, and the Robinson First United Methodist Church.
He married Frances Reinbold on October 13, 1941 and she preceded him in death May 19, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, George Tredway and Dale Tredway.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Bob Smith, Sparta; his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Kathy Tredway, Tolono; 6 grandchildren, Bethany Mueller, East Peoria, Kathy Barczewski, Nashville, IL, Stephanie Moulton, Springfield, Pam Smith, Memphis, TN, Shad Smith, Sparta, and Bart Tredway, Tolono; 6 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Frances Howard, Ocala, FL, Martha Phillips, Ocala, FL, and Sally Owen, Marissa, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Goodwine Funeral Home Obituary

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