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Rachel Alexander (daughter of Henry Van Curen) was born Sep 25, 1825 in Genesee County, New York, and died Dec 20, 1891, aged 66 Yrs, 3 m, 15 d. She emigrated with her parents to Kosciusko County in 1840. She was married to George Hover in 1843, and to them 6 Children were born, all of whom survive her. In 1855 her husband died and she was again married in 1859 to William Alexander. This marriage was blessed with four children, all of whom are living. She united with the M E Church in 1845. She leaves an aged husband, 10 children, and 17 grandchildren. She is being buried at Morris Chapel Cemetary. The family gives thanks to the Pierceton Choir for their services at the funeral. Northern Indianan, Dec 29,1891

BAILEY, DONALD ALEXANDER ROBERT Donald (Donnie) Bailey was born June 22,1934 at the first Bengough Union Hospital, the second of 2 boys (Joseph and Donald) born to Robert Bell Bailey and Elizabeth (Campbell) Bailey. He lived on the Joseph Bell Bailey farm (his grandfathers farm) and attended school at Valley Grove until 1947, at which time he moved to the Jim Day farm on SE-14-5-24 W2M. He finished grade 10 at Bengough School, then quit to help out on the farm. He worked for the Bengough Co-op, trucking fuel to farmers. In 1953 he started working for Jack and Rob Sillers at the Bengough Motors Garage, driving gas truck and school bus, and also helping Roy Morrison the mechanic work on vehicles at the garage. On December 29,1955, he married Beulah Lorraine Vancuren at Carmichael United Church in Regina. The first 2 years of married life were spent in the town of Bengough; the first 3 months they lived at Ethel Cleland’s house just north of the railroad tracks. They moved to Andrew Nelson’s house on the south side of town, and then purchased a bunkhouse from a road crew by Pangman and moved to his mother’s farm in 1958, where he continued to farm and drive a school bus. He was driving a gas truck to Moosejaw to the BA Refinery each day, for a load of fuel for Louis Guse at the BA Service in Bengough, and then for L. Gee when he took over the BA business. He made these trips to Moosejaw in between trips with the school bus, until Beulah got her bus licence in 1967, to drive the school bus when he couldn’t. In 1961 they bought the farmland from his mother and brother, but it was a very dry year, nothing but thistles grew, there was no harvest. He quit the garage job, and started raising cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys and milking cows and selling milk and cream in Bengough. They both milked cows by hand for about 30 years. They also had a large vegetable garden every year, and worked together doing the farm work and driving the school bus. Most of their farm land is about 7 or 8 miles west of Bengough, this meant a lot of driving during seeding and harvest, going back to town to drive school bus, and then back to the field, then after a long day in the field back home to milk cows in the evening. In 1964 he had the bad luck of getting Anthrax in the cattle herd and lost quite a few cattle. The local, provincial, and federal veterinaries were all very busy with this problem and they were told that the meeting of parliament in Ottawa was stopped to discuss the Anthrax outbreak at Don Bailey’s farm in Saskatchewan. He was never re-imbursed for the cattle lost, however it did prompt government to make a policy that would compensate other outbreaks in the future. He drove the school bus from September 1, 1953 until September 24, 2003 making 50 years of driving, for 3 generations of children, and a lot of different buses and bus companies. In the late fifties and sixties he drove a Bombardier in the winter, carrying cream cans to deliver to town for a few families, also carrying coal to some who were snowed in. Donnie brought people to town who were sick, and also delivered groceries to people who were unable to get to town because of snow blocked roads. Once he brought a woman who was in labour to town during a blizzard. A ski on the Bombardier broke and he lost his direction for a while, but circumstances were such that he had to keep going. The baby boy (Miles) was born shortly after his mother was taken to the hospital. Donnie could have written a book on the many happenings during his 50 years of school bus driving. In 1973 he purchased the Prescott land. He was blessed with a talent to witch for water. He used a willow branch and found sources of water for many farms. Donnie loved to fly and made many trips with his son Donald in the plane to check cows, check crops, or just enjoy the landscape. Even though when he was young he had experienced a minor plane crash with Frank Bailey, he was never afraid to go back up. In 1987 some local farmers including Donnie formed a tree club and planted 150 miles of shelterbelts over the next three years, which have become landmarks across the fields. He loved the land, and enjoyed planting and harvesting his crops. Farming was not only his work, but also his joy. He was a true farmer in every sense of the word. Until he became ill in October 2003 he was still actively farming with his son, and also working with him in “Bailey’s Service Centre” along with his pit partner Cliff Adams. Donnie was always ready to lend a helping hand, whether it was for family, a neighbour or friend, or even a stranger whose car had stopped on the highway. He could fix almost anything! Donnie was a proud, honest, caring, patient man. His family and the simple things in life were his priorities. He took pride in his everyday work, his vehicles, his animals, his farm and his family. When work was done, Donnie knew how to relax. He loved music and loved to dance. He listened to old country western and blue grass music, and was known at times to get out the guitar or banjo and play a few chords by ear and sing along. The radio was always tuned into Scobey, Montana to check out the weather or just hear those old time western tunes. He enjoyed many fishing trips, playing cards and evenings out to celebrate special occasions with family and friends. When visitors came, he always took the time to stop and visit over coffee. In the mornings before taking the bus, he would go downtown to coffee row, here he could have toast and strawberry jam and learn the latest news of the day. Donnie and Beulah flew to Florida a few years ago to cruise to the Bahamas. We couldn’t picture Donnie in shorts on the beach, but the cowboy boots came off and they had a wonderful time. This past summer they went camping and touring in the states. They visited family and researched Ancestor history, creating a very memorable time for them both. He was a member of the ELKS lodge for years. He curled for a few years, also won a few trophies at the Elks' fun spiels. He was on the United Church Board, School Board, Co-op Board, Roncott Wheat Pool Board, and 27 years on the Credit Union Board. He enjoyed farm life and travelling and just visiting with his children and grandchildren and friends. Baby sitting grandchildren and doing work for the family was one of his greatest loves. He was a creature of habit; the smokes were in one shirt pocket, the peppermints in the other. He always had a jack knife and lighter with him, so that meant he was the official candle lighter at all family birthdays. If you had a tough present to open at Christmas, there was grandpa to the rescue with his jack knife. His favourite restaurant was Smitty’s, but no matter which restaurant he went to, if veal cutlets were on the menu that’s what he ordered. Donnie’s patience with every aspect of life was phenomenal!!! His discipline with his children was done with a quiet understanding, never a harsh word or a raised voice and of course that also followed through with his grandchildren. Swearing or obscene words he never used, at least they were never heard by his family. He was a careful, and slow…. driver. It seemed to us that he took so long to get to where ever he went, but that’s because he was thinking about his precious cargo, especially in the school bus, and thinking about the care of the vehicle he was driving and of course of not breaking the law!!!! All the grandchildren remember the peppermints in Grandpa’s pocket and the times they would curl up with their Grandpa in his recliner to share his nightly bowl of popcorn and fall asleep with his big hands holding them. He attended every event that his children were involved in, if he possibly could. That also included his grandchildren, so that meant…skating carnivals, hockey games, ball games, concerts, dance recitals, music festivals, track and field meets, and graduations. He was always thinking of others and not of himself. He was always cheerful and positive, and had a way of making you see the brighter side of life. We will miss not seeing him, but he will never leave us. Each one of us is lucky enough to have a part of him in us, whether it is the long legs, smiling eyes, enduring patience or even the hair loss and Campbell nose. We are all so PROUD to have had such a HUSBAND, DAD, and GRANDPA in our lives. Donnie passed away at his home on the farm at Bengough on January 30, 2004. He is predeceased by his parents Robert and Elizabeth Bailey, his father and mother in-law Jason and Marie Vancuren, a sister in-law Teresa Jensen, two brothers-in-law Gordon Frizell and Duayne Jensen. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Beulah, his children Donna (David) Hartley, Donald (Rhonda) Bailey, Zina (Leonard) Claffey, Wanda (Grant) Giraudier. His eleven grandchildren Richard, Lana and Tyron Hartley, Devin, Bobbie and Daniel Bailey, Clay and Jakob Claffey, Gregory, James and Gennene Giraudier, only brother Joe (Darlene) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service took place at the Bengough Knox United Church on February 3, 2004, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were “All School Bus Drivers” and the Pallbearers were grandsons Richard Hartley, Tyron Hartley, Devin Bailey, Gregory Giraudier, Clayburn Claffey, and Jakob Claffey. The Music Ministry was led with guitar by soloist Grant Giraudier, singing “Grandpa Told Me So”, “Precious Memories, and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”. With the organist Jean Little, the Knox United Choir sang “In the Bulb there is a Flower” and “Precious Lord take my Hand”. Richard Hartley gave the eulogy and Wanda Giraudier spoke of “The Memories”. The grandchildren brought up symbols of a few things that Grandpa held dear to his heart through out his life. Scripture Readers were Lana Hartley and Zina Claffey. Memorials in Donnie’s memory may be made to the Bengough Park’s Board to honour his love of children. Interment followed in the Bengough Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Ross Funeral Home, Assiniboia, Sask.

Mrs. Merna E. (Sites) Beaty, 87, died Jan. 17, in her daughter's home in Keokuk, Iowa. Born Nov. 22, 1913, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Isaac William and Blanch (Inman) Sites. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, John Wilson Van Curen, whom she married Dec. 24, 1936 and died in 1972, and Wilferd Wall Beaty whom she married in May 1973 in Keokuk and died in 1995. Mrs. Beaty is survived by one daughter, Connie Van Curen of Keokuk; one brother, Verlon Sites of Roann, Ind.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren; and other relatives, including Paul Iman, Gene and Imogene Brake, all of Petersburg. Memorial services were Jan. 22, at Titus Funeral Home chapel, Warsaw, Ind. (2/6)

Hazel Smith Beerbower, 84, of Oak Hill, WV died on Monday, January 03, 2005 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV. Born January 10, 1920 at Johnsdale, MN she was the fifth of eleven children born to the late Thomas Henry and Lizzie Ann (VanKeuren) Smith. She was a retired beautician and homemaker. Mrs. Beerbower was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Beckley, WV. Mr. and Mrs. Beerbower served a mission on a North Dakota Indian Reservation in 1982 - 1983. She was a 1937 graduate of Elk Point High School in North Dakota. She was an avid genealogist. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Oliver Wendell Beerbower on July 14, 1996; sisters, Alice Alouise Smith, Merilla Matilda Smith, Merna Sedy and Una Vela; brothers, Sylvester Syrenous, Cecil Syral, Millard Henry and Clifton Cleve Smith. Survivors include daughter, Thelma Louise Callen and husband, Eugene John, of Albia, Iowa; brother, Ishmael Eugene Smith of Missouri; sister, Mildred Merdal Lane of Rock Island, IL; six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchldren and one great-great grandchild. Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at the church from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Services will be on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 1:00 P.M. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Stanaford Acres in Beckley with Bishop Todd Matson and Bishop Clarence Brooks officiating. Entombment will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity WV.

Larry Lee Bucy, age 67, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away at his home on Sunday, March 8, 2009. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho, on Dec. 28, 1941, to Ray and Gertrude Van Curen) Bucy. He graduated from Wilder High School in 1959 and attended C of I and San Jose Bible College, where he met his future wife, Linda Ann Aubrey. Larry married Linda in 1962. They farmed in Wilder until 1966 when he joined the Army. After serving three years, he returned to the family farm. Larry graduated from Boise Bible College in 1985 and began serving in full time ministry. He served churches in Caldwell, Redmond, Ore., Marysville, Wash., and most recently Island Christian Church in Oak Harbor. He is survived by his wife Linda, daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Tom Shepherd of Milwaukie, OR; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Ann Bucy of Las Vegas, NV; three granddaughters, Aubrey LeeAnn, Brynn RayEllen and Hailey Marie; his father Ray Bucy of Wilder; sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Ray MacDonald of Portland, OR and brother and sister-in-law John and Connie Bucy of Wilder, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, photography and woodworking. Larry loved the Lord and his family. His life was an outstanding witness to his faith; he will be greatly missed. A memorial service celebrating Larry's life will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Caldwell Christian Church, 3207 E. Ustick Road, Caldwell. The family invites you to join them after the service for dinner and additional celebration of Larry's life.

Red Cross Aide Dies Suddenly Mrs. Burhans Was Leader of Legion Auxiliary Mrs. F. Madeline Burhans, wife of Edward W. Burhans, eleven Watkins avenue, long active in the work of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Middletown Chapter, American Red Cross, died suddenly today at her home. Mrs. Burhans, who was secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary here, was a member of Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Westminster Circle. During the war she served on the Middletown Ration Baord and from time to time had held various political appointments with the Board of Elections. She was a member of the Middletown Community Concert Committee. Long active in Red Cross work here, she had served for eight years as part-time secretary at the King street headquarters of the organization. She was born in Grahamsville, N.Y. on January ninetheenth, 1890, a daughter of Benjamin and Marietta Smith VanKeuren. She was married at Middletown to Edward W. Burhans, who is an electrical contractor here. Surviving besides her husband is a brother, Orton S. VanKeuren of Puente, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Burnett Funeral Home. The Rev. Alexander M. Warren will officiate. Burial will be in Wallkill Cemetery. The American Legion Auxiliary will conduct services at the funeral home on Thursday evening at eight o'clock. Friends may also call at that time. Middletown Times Herald, February 6, 1946

Garry Dwayne Close NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Garry Dwayne Close, 57, of Northampton, Mass., and formerly of Margaretville, N.Y., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the Veterans Medical Center, Northampton, Mass. He was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Margaretville, N.Y., the son of Eldon Close and Nettie VanKeuren. He was single. He served in the United States Air Force from Feb. 29, 1960, to Dec. 12, 1963. He attended Margaretville Central School. He grew up on a dairy farm in Jones Hollow Road, town of Andes. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Susan Close of Downsville; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Catherine) Davis of Trenton, Fla., Mrs. Dorothy Truesdell of Oneonta and Mrs. Leonard (Betty) Utter of Margaretville; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Janet Marie Weaver on Sept. 14, 1976. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, N.Y., with the Rev. S. Hayden Walsh officiating. Committal services will be in the spring at Andes Cemetery, Andes. Calling hours will be held Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance at the Hynes Funeral Home. Contributions may be made in memory of Garry to the Memorial Fund of the Advent Christian Church, Margaretville, N.Y. Funeral arrangements are by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

Andes – Mrs Nettie Close, 72, of Jones Hollow Town of Andes, died Monday, Dec 30, at the Margretville Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. She was born April 8, 1902, a daughter of Phillip and Catherine (Alexander) Van Keuren of Andes. She was married to Eldon Close on Feb 24, 1921, at her home in Andes. He died in 1965. She was a member of the Advent Church in Margaretville. Mrs Close is survived by four daughters, Mrs Catherine Davis of South Kortright, Mrs Dorothy Truesdale of Hobart, Mrs Betty Utter of Margaretville, and Mrs Janet Weaver of Binghampton; two sons, Gary Close of North Hanpton, Mass, and Gilbert Close of Downsville; and a sister, Mary Ann Gerkin, of Delhi; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 2, at the Advent Church, Margaretville, with the Rev George Boatwright officiating. Burial will be at Andes Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jester Funeral Home in Andes, at their convenience. 1975

2013-02-09 / Obituaries Sayre Morning Times Berneata G. Davidson, 91, formerly of Sheshequin and Ulster, died peacefully, February 6, 2013 at the Sayre Health Care Center. She was born August 31, 1921 in Jenningsville, Wyoming County, Pa., the only child of Samuel and Bertha (VanKuren) Grogesky. She graduated from Towanda High School. On January 30, 1942, Berneata married Kenneth G. Davidson in Towanda. From that time she was full-time homemaker providing a caring, nurturing environment for her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, reading, word puzzles and crocheting. She and Kenneth bowled in several leagues. She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Auxiliary and a Cub Scout den mother. Berneata is survived by her two daughters and sons-in law; Beverly (Wayne) Miller and Loretta (Richard) Welty and her son Ronald (Jayne Baker) Davidson; grandchildren: Timothy (Tammy Shoultes), Leslie (Archie) Kyle, Lisa (Aaron) Wakely and Richard (Jody) Davidson: great grandchildren; Rebecca and Jason Miller; Desiree, Dakota and Chauntel Kyle; Amber Pollox; Alex Simons; and Ryleigh and Gage Davidson. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Shirley Lenox and Marjorie (Howard) Northrup. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, June 18, 2003; Sisters-in-law; Gwendolyn Ulrich, Eleanor Russell, Mildred Hatch and Ruth Wilcox and brothers-in-law, Rodney, Frederick, Harold and Donald Davidson. Celebration of life services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday February 16, 2013 at the Ulster United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Dan Reynolds, 7592 Ulster Road, Ulster PA 18850 or a charity of one’s choice in memory of Berneata G Davidson. Memories and condolences may be expressed and shared by visiting

Henry Davie, 82, a founder of Pilgrim Holiness Church, Oneonta, died Monday Morning in Oriskany Falls. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 80 Valleyview Street. Friends may call at the Howard Funeral Chapel. The family will be in attendance at the chapel from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Mr Davie was born in Granton in 1871. He served his apprenticeship at the Walton Foundry, before moving to Schenectady, where he worked at the General Electric Company. He married Mary E Van Keuren+ Oct 31, 1892, in Walton Baptist Church. During his residence for several years in Walton, Mr Davie worked at the Tichner Culner Iron Works. Mrs Davie died in Oneonta in 1936. In 1913, Mr Davie attended a meeting of interested persons in the old Wilbur Park, that resulted in the creation of Oneonta Pilgrim Holiness Church. Mr Davie is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs Vera M Hueston, Oriskany Falls; R G Davie Oneonta, a roofing contractor; the Rev R B Davie, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Georgetown; Henry Davie, Oriskany, Oneida County Director of Civil Defense; Mrs Merl Galusha, Schenectady, wife of Merl Galusha, production manager of WGRB; and S C Davie, Newburgh, a building contractor. 1953 +(Note: Henry actually married Mary E Mullen, daughter of Mary E Van Keuren and Frank Mullen.)

TRENTON, Fla. — Catherine "Kay" Viola (Close) Davis, 75, of Trenton, Fla., a longtime Delaware County resident, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at North Regional Hospital, Gainsville, Fla. Catherine was born May 15, 1923, to the late Eldon and Nattie (VanKuren) Close of Margaretville. She was a graduate of Margaretville High School. She married F. Eugene Davis on Feb. 14, 1942. She worked at Astrocom Electronics until retiring in 1969. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Charles Davis of Grand Gorge and Keath Davis of Walton; two sisters, Dorothy Truesdell of Oneonta and Betty Utter of Margaretville; a brother, Gilbert Close of Downsville; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at the Advent Christian Church, Margaretville, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 1999, with the Rev. Hayden Walsh officiating.

D. Marie Day, 90, of Bainbridge Island died Friday in Poulsbo. She was born in Kingston to Charles and Mabel (Garl) VanKeuren. On Nov 17, 1961, she married Truman H. Day. She enjoyed HAMM radio, fishing, quilting, rock hunting, gardening, cutting firewood and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Howard; brothers, Wayne, Lynn, Lyle, Stan, Ronald, Donald and Harold; and sisters, Vivian, Bonita and Claire. Survivors include her son, Dwayne Russell; daughter, Karen Bonds; brother, Cecil VanKeuren; grandchildren, Colleen, Kathleen, Jeni, Jace, Roni, Tamara and Kelby; and great-grandchildren, Bryson, Andrew, Jade, Elizabeth, Michael, Nadiah, Ahanah, Jermaine, Mallory, Tate and Dalton. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at The Stone Chapel. Online memorial:

Mrs Ida May Decker. Pine Bush, Aug 31 – Mrs Ida May Decker, 73, died at Middletown Sanitariumon Saturday, after a short illness. She was born May 7 1877, to the town of Crawford, a daughter of Orville and Augusta Shafer Van Keuren. She had lived here all her life and was a member of the Methodist Church and the Pythian Sisters, Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Helen Barton; a son, Alton Decker, of Pine Bush; a sister, Anna Eastman of Washingtonville; a brother, Orville Van Keuren, of Pine Bush. Funeral services were held at the late home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev W Stanley Risch officiating. Interment was at New Prospect Cemetery by Everett B Scott. Bearers were Edgar Eckert, George Stanton, Karl Gihr, Harold France, Charles Crist, and Leon Kinsey.

Vol. 23, pg. 52. May 11, 1924. "Husband Dead in Italy" "Advices were received in Syracuse yesterday announcing the death of Giovan Battista Dell'Osso, husband of Laura Van Kuren, former member of the music faculty of the College of Fine Arts, at the home of his mother, Signora Raffaella Nitta Dell'Osso at Sorrento. Mrs. Van Kuren-Dell'Osso, who lives at Rome, was at Florence at the time of his death and left immediately for Sorrento. Miss Van Keuren and Mr. Dell'Osso were married at Rome soon after Miss Van Kuren's retirement from the university faculty. A year later their separation was announced and Mrs. Dell'Osso continued her residence at Rome with her mother, Mrs. Carrie LOVELAND Van Kuren, who acompanied her daughter to Italy. Mrs. Dell'Osso and Mrs. Van Kuren have entertained many Syracusans at their home at Rome since taking up their residence there."

Patricia D. Douglas Patricia “Mimzie” Dale Douglas, 43, of Berryville, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, of cancer. Ms. Douglas was born Feb. 7, 1959, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of A. Hugh Douglas Jr. and Jean Van Curen Douglas. She grew up in Haiti, Turkey, Vietnam, the Phillippines, Spain and Venezuela. She graduated in 1978 from Grier School in Pennsylvania and earned a B.A. degree in English from the University of Rhode Island in 1982. She was an administrative assistant at the Smithsonian Institution and Shenandoah University. She was recently with the Waterford Foundation. Surviving with her parents, of Newport, R.I., are a sister, Sandra Pumroy of Paw Paw, W.Va.; and two brothers, A. Hugh Douglas III of Vienna and Stephen Douglas of Nashville, Tenn. Money & King Funeral Home, Vienna, is handling arrangements.

EVERETT, KATHERINE VAN KEUREN - Katherine Van Keuren Everett, on December 29, 2000 in Somers, NY. Predeceased by her husband, Martin R. Everett and her daughter, Elizabeth Everett Hunt, she is survived by her son, Martin R. Everett, Jr, of Mt. Kisco, NY, two granddaughters, and a great-grandson. Formerly of Lime Rock, CT and of East Orange, NJ, where she gave piano lessons for many years. Memorial service 11 am Saturday, May 12, at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 191 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203. Published: Sunday, April 29th, 2001

Edith M Gaughan, 65, formerly of 47 Burnside Ave, Oneonta, died Wednesday, Aug 19, at Fox Hospital, Oneonta, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 26, 1916, in West Exeter, the daughter of Charles and Mable (Skillen) Van Curen. She married Phillip J Gaughan, Nov 8, 1941, in Worcester. He died Feb 15, 1971. She was an employee of Fairfield Apparel Inc, Oneonta, until her retirement in 1975. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs Gaughan is survived by her two brothers, Lawrence Van Curen, 11 Rose Ave; and George L Van Curen, 19 Ceperley Ave; a sister, Mrs Fred (Dorothy) Beams, Schenevus, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Friday, Aug 21, at Lewis Funeral Home, Oneonta, with the Rev William H Rambo, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Oneonta, officiating. Burial will be in Plains Cemetery, Oneonta. Friends may call after 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. The family will be in attendance 7 to 9 p.m. 1981

MERWIN GEORGE, 81, of Arkville died Saturday, Feb 7, 1998, at Margaretville Memorial Hospital, Margaretville. He was born June 22, 1916 in Arkville, the son of Linley George and Mabel Van Valkenburg. He married Mabel Van Keuren on Dec 31, 1934 at Highland. He wasa lifelong area resident and was affiliated with his father in the feed and coal business for 38 years. In later years he was appointed to the Board of Water Supply Commission. He was also a state inspector at Monticello Raceway and later a mutual clerk at the raceway. Memberships include the Margaretville Masonic Lodge 389, Arksville Fire Department for 29 years, manager for the American Legion baseball program for several years, and served on the Mid(end of sentence cut off). Margaretville Masonic Lodge will conduct a service Tuesday, prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service

Mrs. Jane Van Keuren Gibb, widow of Eleazer W. Gibb, died, Monday afternoon, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wisner Seeley, at Van Burenville, aged sixty-two years. She had been in failing health for four months, and her final illness was of five days' duration. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Gibb was born at West Hurley, Ulster county. She was a daughter of Tjerick and Elizabeth (Sinsabaugh) Van Keuren. She resided in the town of Wallkill nearly all of her life. March 30th, 1866, she married Mr. Gibb, who had served with distinction in the civil war. He died Dec. 7th, 1889. Five children were born to them, of whom three survive: Emma I., wife of Wisner Seeley, with whom the deceased made her home; Daniel, of Jersey City, and Charles A., of this city. Charlotte, wife of George Gregory, died several years ago, and Benjamin died in infancy. Mrs. G.W. Decker, of the town of Wallkill, is a sister of the deceased. Mrs. Harriet Scofield and Mrs. Emily Doloway, both deceased, were also sisters. The late Harvey Van Keuren was a brother. Mrs. Gibb was a faithful christian and a devoted mother, and "her children rise up and call her blessed." Middletown Daily Argus, Middletown, NY, July 19, 1898

James Renwick Gibson Jr, one of the most active members of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died at his residence in this city on Tuesday evening, March 4th, 1890, and was buried the following Thursday in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at Tarrytown. He was born at No. 4 Albion Place, New York, on the 22nd of October, 1833, and was therefore, at the time at the time of his death, in the fifty-seventh year of his age. His grandfather, James Gibson, was a native of Scotland, and married Jean Morrison of Orange County, NY, who was connected with the Dennistons, and through them related to Gov George Clinton, with whom he was also connected through his mother’s family. He was the son of James Renwick Gibson, a volunteer of the War of 1812, a native of this cit, who died Mar 26th, 1890, at the age of 98 years. His mother was Catharine Van Keuren, also born in this city and a direct descendant of the Van Bommels, Delameters, Ten Eycks, and DeWitts. Matthys Jan Van Keulen (now Van Keuren), her proto-ancestor in this country, held a patent for about 100 acres near Kingsbridge, on the upper end of Manhattan, in 1646. He subsequently lived at Albany and forfeited the land through non-residency. It was confirmed to heirs, however, in 1700, and was afterwards revoked and became the property of the Dyckmans. Mr Gibson, after finishing his education in this city, engaged in business with his father, the senior member of Gibson and Case, on Front Street. After remaining here for a time, he traveled abroad, in company with Mr Hastings Grant, then librarian of the Mercantile Library, of New New York, and for a short period, Comptroller under Mayor Edson. “He visited most of the libraries of the Old World and cultivated a naturally keen literary taste, the exercise of which was of great pleasure to him in after years.” In the early period of his life, Mr Gibson became interested in early English literature, especially the productions of the poets, dramatist, essayists, and some of the quaint religious writers, among whom he was especially fond of Jeremy Taylor, who with Herbert and old Isaac Walton were favorites who could not be displaced even by the exacting requirements of genealogical research, which became the object of such an absorbing enthusiasm in his later life. He first became interested in genealogical studies about 1881, in connection with the completion and publication of the genealogy of the Lathrop family, of which Mrs Gibson was a member. In his search for facts for this work, he visited old Barnstable, Mass, and there became a member of the Cape Cod Historical Society, which at that time(1882) was in its infancy. After the publication of the Lathrop Genealogy, Mr Gibson commenced to collect material for a complete genealogy of his mother’s family, the Jansen-Van Keuren, and at the time of his death this work was nearly completed. He also had in preparation a valuable genealogical paper on that branch of the Tappen family from which the wife of Governor George Clinton was descended. Among his manuscripts are also full memoranda of the various branches of the Van Steenburg family, all of which are descended from a daughter of his first maternal ancestor in this country, Mathys Jansen van Keulen(Van Keuren). For many years Mr Gibson has contributed valuable genealogical and historical matter to the public press, much of which, owing to its anonymous character, it is now impossible to identify. After the “Journals of Officers in Sullivan’s Expedition against the Indians” had been published by the State, several years ago, Mr Gibson discovered another relating to that movement – that of Capt Tjerck Beekman, a cousin of his mother. It was in poor condition and required much labor to decipher and copy accurately. He accomplished this work, however, and it was published in the “Magazine of American History”. He also annotated and published in the “Record” the old “mess account” of the same officer, as well as a valuable paper on “Some records of the Beekman family”. He spent much time in studying the original records of some of our older churches, and transcribed several of them with his own hand – namely those of Deer Park, Cortlandtown, Goodwill(Orange Co), New Hamburgh and Fishkill. Mr Gibson became a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 1886, and from that time until his death, in both an official and private capacity, labored for the promotion of its interests. He was also a Corresponding Member of the “Minisink Valley Historical Society and a member of the “Sons of the Revolution”. In 1868 he began the real estate business at 77 Cedar Street, and remained a tenant of that building until the time of his death, one of his early office associates there being Robert Maclay, now president of the Knickerbocker Ice Company. On the 26th of September, 1860, he married Mary C, daughter of the late Dwight Lathrop Junior, member of the dry goods house F S & D Lathrop, a well known firm of this city forty years ago. Mr Gibson left one son, Robert Renwick Gibson, of this city. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, April, 1890.

Mrs Albert Gillmore. Mrs Carrie E Gilmore, lifelong resident of Savona, Passed away Saturday, December 18, at the Bath Memorial Hospital, after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of Joshua and Mary Parker Van Keuren, born in Sonora, Jul 20, 1868. She married Albert Gillmore in the Methodist Parsonage in Savona, Feb 10, 1889, living her entire life in and around Savona. She was a member and faithful attendant of Savona Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs Clarence Buckley; three grandsons, Wesley, Arthur, and James Barkley; a great grandson, Gordon Barkley, all of Savona; a brother Frank Van Keuren of Penn Yan, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral from Mulliken Funeral Home Tuesday, Dec 21, at 2PM, Rev John E Starr of Hornby officiating, assisted by Rev Harold C Loughhead, Pastor of Savona Federated Church. Burial was in Seamans Cemetery. Steuben Courier, December 24, 1948.

Local deaths Max Girch 79, Mechanic and Truck Driver Max L. Girch, 79, of Grand Island died Friday, June 29, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. The Rev. George Wheat will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Girch was born on Oct. 12, 1921, at Arapahoe to Vernon and Helen (Mills) Girch. He attended school in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force as an airplane and engine mechanic from 1942 to 1943. He married Margret VanKeuren on Nov. 1, 1952, in Hastings. Mrs. Girch died in 1983. Mr. Girch worked as a mechanic and later was a self-employed gravel-truck driver. He retired in 1986 and then worked for Titan's Security until he became ill in 2001. His hobbies included reading, motorcycles, bowling, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which he served as a trustee. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Roy Dale "John" and Lorraine Girch of Arapahoe; and one niece, Linda Hitchcock of Hastings.

Annette J. VanCuren-Goodson 40, of Notus, slipped into rest on February 23rd. 2007 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 28th 2007 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Inurnment will follow at Lower Boise Cemetery, Parma. Annette was born, Monday, August 15th, 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah to William Robert VanCuren and Kathleen Adele VanCuren. Annette and family lived in numerous residences across the Treasure Valley in her very early years. Annette's parents divorced when she was 7 years old. Her mother, Kathleen later married the man Annette was to lovingly call her Dad, Terry Lee Simerson, of Payette. Annette was raised through her formative years in Notus, Idaho with her Mom, Kathie and her Dad, Terry. Annette attended Notus schools with her siblings and friends until her junior year of high school. At that point she married Richard Ray Anderson now of Boise, Idaho and had her first child, Joshua Ray Anderson of Boise, Idaho. In 1990 Annette married John Peralez of Caldwell, Idaho. Annette and John had three children Nichole Jean, Ashley Marie and Tyler Lee all of Notus. Annette and John Divorced in 1996. Annette started a day care out of her home in Notus (Country Home Daycare). She continued to run her daycare when she moved to Middleton and bought her and her family a home. In 1998 Annette met her devoted-knight in shining armor Ryan Michael Goodson, of Notus. Annette and Ryan moved into the Goodson residence on Galloway road in 2001. In May of 2005 Ryan adopted Annette's children and gave them his last name. They have shared their love and their lives as a family with each other ever since. Annette is survived by her parents, Kathie and Terry Simerson of Payette County. Grandparents, Kenny and June Brown of Rogue River, Oregon. Her other parents Eddie and Mahala Goodson of Notus. Children, sons Joshua Ray Anderson, Tyler Lee Goodson of Notus, Troy Ryan and wife Jennifer Goodson of Littleton, Colorado. Daughters Nichole Jean Goodson, Ashley Marie Goodson of Notus and Rebecca Goodson of Caldwell. Granddaughters Lillian Nevada and Alexia Riley Caldwell, Idaho. Brothers Brian and Sarah VanCuren of Middleton, Christopher Carl VanCuren of Roseberg, Oregon. Half brothers Charles R. VanCuren and Chris G. VanCuren both of Soldotna, Alaska, and Danny Enderson of Portland, Oregon. Sisters Marilyn Kay Jason of Nampa, Kyra Lusk of Notus and Malee and Paul Thomas of Notus, and half sister Debbie Enderson of Portland, Oregon. Annette is survived by many aunts and uncles to whom she was much endeared, as well as many nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to her as Aunt Net. Annette was preceded in death by her Father, William Robert VanCuren, her Grandfather James Trimmer, her Uncle Clyde Trimmer and her half brother Gary Enderson. In lieu of flowers, Annettes' wishes were that donations be put in a college fund for her children in care of Wells Fargo Bank of Caldwell. The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire Notus community for all of their outpouring of kindness, love and support. Please sign the guestbook at, click on the obituaries tab, then click on obituaries and death notices to bring up the guestbook. Idaho Press Tribune on 2/26/2007.

John O. Hall, 44, of Stone Falls Rd., Dansville, died Wednesday (May 12, 1982) in Arnot Ogden Hospital at Elmira following a long illness. Born in Hume, he had lived in the Dansville area for the past 20 years. He formerly was employed at the Everman Farms here. He was a member of the Dansville Free Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Doris VanCuren; two sons, Richard VanCuren and Shawn Hall, both of Springwater; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Dunn of Richmondville, N.Y., and Laura Hall at home; his father, Harry Hall of Dansville; three brothers, Robert of Penn Yan, Stephen and Edward, both of Dansville; two sisters, Edith and Elizabeth, both of Dansville; four grandchildren. Friends may call at the Chamberlin Funeral Home here a service will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan. (GCE, May 13, 1982, p12)

Mrs O P Houck died at her home near this village last Friday, after a lingering illness of several weeks. She leaves her husband, one son, and three daughters to mourn her death, besides three sisters and three brothers. Mrs Houck was a member of the M E Church of this village, a loving wife and mother, was loved and respected by all who knew her. The funeral was held Monday from the Church at 2PM. Burial at Savona. The Steuben Advocate, 1922

Sonora – Oliver P Houck, a lifelong resident of this community, died yesterday. He was almost 80. Interment will be at Seamans Cemetery, Savona. His wife, Lucina E, also died this year. The Steuben Advocate, Oct 18, 1922.

Oliver Houck, a highly respected farmer of Sonora, died at the home of his son Friday Morning of Pneumonia. He was 79 years old and well known in Savona. He leaves 3 daughters: Mrs Katherine Robinson, Coopers; Mrs Ella Conley and Mrs Ora Evans and one son Abel, of Sonora. Funeral was held Saturday. Funeral was held Sunday at 2PM at the M E Church, Sonora, Rev C H Nash officiated. Burial was in Seamans Cemetery, Savona. The Steuben Advocate, Oct 21, 1922 Oliver P and Lucina E Van Keuren Houck lived near Sanford Lake and both died there. They raised 4 children: Abel, and 3 girls; Kitty, who married Lorenzo Robinson, Ora, who married George Evans; and Ella, who married John Conley. The Steuben Courier, Nov 7, 1941

Ardith L. Van Curen Houk, 83, of Nampa, died at a Caldwell care center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Interment will follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Ardith was born in Wilder, Idaho on Sept. 23, 1924, to Bennie Royse and Jessie (Van Sickle) Van Curen. The family moved to the Lake Lowell community in 1930. Education was a passion of Ardith's. The first of her education began at Lake Lowell Grade School. She graduated from Caldwell High School with honors in 1942. She graduated from the College of Idaho magna cum laude in 1946 with a double major in chemistry and French. After completing college, Ardith relocated to San Francisco to work as an assistant research chemist. She returned to Idaho in 1948 and attended a business education school and worked as a secretary/bookkeeper. On March 18, 1951, Ardith married the boy next door, Earl J. Houk. They lived on the family farm until moving to Nampa in 2002. Ardith and her husband had two daughters, and when both girls were in school, Ardith returned to the C of I to earn a teaching certificate in math. She taught college-prep math at Homedale High School. After her retirement, Ardith enjoyed tole painting, traveling with Earl and spending time with her family. She is survived by Earl, her husband of 57 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Finch; two granddaughters and their husbands, Lisa and Luis Sanchez, and Karen and Barry Bean; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Katie Sanchez. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, and a daughter, Cathy. The family wishes to thank Ronda Aubrey and her family, Accent Hospice and the staff of Abundant Living for the loving care they provided Ardith. Memorials may be made to Idaho-Eastern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, 70 N. Latah, Boise, Idaho, 83706, or another favorite charity. Idaho Statesman, 19 Mar, 2008

Emma L Barker Huggins, Mt Pleasant, Mich., died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at her residence. The eldest of four children, she was the daughter of the late Edwin W and Nellie G Van Curen Barker, and was the widow of Merle T Huggins, who died in 1990. After graduating from Logan High School, she moved to Mt Pleasant and was employed at the Isabella State Bank in Mt Pleasant. She later graduated from Central Michigan College and was subsequently employed as teacher and librarian at Vestaburg Local School in Vestaburg, Mich. She was active in the Retired Teachers Association and also served with the Meals on Wheels program. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Roy(Patricia Sue) Robinson; a sister, Jean L Barker of Honolulu; Two Brothers, Phil A(Mildred) Barker of Davis, Cal., and Vance(Rose) Barker of Whitehall; and a dear and faithful friend, Julie Laity of Rosebush, Mich. In keeping with Huggin’s wishes, she will be cremated and interred at Michigan State University’s East Lawn Memory Gardens with her husband. There will be no services. Oct 11, 2000

Mrs James A Jamieson, highly esteemed resident of 202 Forest St, Dunnville, passed away at her home on Monday morning, Apr 11th, after a few months illness. Mrs Jamieson was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Melvin Van Keuren, and was born in the town of Dunn 65 years ago. In 1909 she was united in marriage to James A Jamieson of Wellandport, where they resided before coming to Dunnville. For some years they operated a general store at Boyle, returning to Dunnville three years ago. The late Mrs Jamieson was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are three brothers, James, William, and George Van Keuren, all of Brantford; and two sisters, Mrs Frank Dashwood (Nellie) and Mrs John Lester (Ida)of Dunnville. The late Mrs Jamieson is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Dunnville, where Rev E C Smith of First Baptist Church will conduct the Funeral Service on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Dunnville. The Pall Bearers were Messrs Earl Lampman, Richard Grills, Hugh Graham, Frank Vasbinder, Ross Bowden, and Arthur Gibbs. Dunnville Press, April 13th, 1949.

Mrs Hattie Jordan, 76, died in St Mary's Hospital, yesterday afternoon. She had been a resident of Roswell since 1880, coming here when she was just a girl, and before the railroad extended to Roswell. Mrs Jordan was born in Miami Kansas, Jan 19, 1863 (actually 1874), but was raised in Missouri, coming to Roswell from there with her parents, Mr And Mrs Van Curen. She had been a resident of her home at 1014 East Second the last 45 years.

She was united in marriage to John E Jordan in 1882 (actually 1892), and to this union seven children were born: Lee Jordan of Roswell; Bennie Jordan of Pendleton, Ore.; Etta Bell Nelson of Rush Springs, Okla.; Bessie Ream of Amarillo, Texas; Classia White of Roswell and Dorothy Smith of Kiatuck, Okla. One son, Carl Jordan, died last June. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs Tim Sullivan of El Paso, Texas. Mrs Jordan was a devoted member of the Calgary Baptist Church in Roswell.

Funeral Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from the Ballard Chapel with J H Brister conducting the rites. Pall Bearers will be C E White, Leslie White, Bill Leneer, Luther Daniel, O J Naron, and Burly Morgan. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery.

James (Jim) Dale Lacey, born to Don W. and Viola Agnus Lacey on Oct. 29, 1939, on Homer Berson's place in the plains of Colorado, passed away at home surrounded by family on May 24, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents Don and Viola Lacey; his brother, Milton Lacey; his sister Anita Milburn, and one granddaughter Melissa Sinclair. He is survived by his brother Art Lacey and his wife Patty (Van Curen), and sister Yulon Elliott; his children Robert and Karen Lacey, Cindy and Lewis Webb, Joy and Junior Valadez, Tim and Karen Lacey, Denise Christesen and Jamie Lacey; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 3 p.m., at the Peaceful Valley Cemetery, followed by a potluck at Marsing Community Center. Dad lived his life by the 13th chapter 2nd verse of Hebrews. "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

Della May Long, Widow of William Long, died Sunday, October 22, at her home, 21 West William St, at the age of 87. She was born Oct 4, 1863 in the town of Bath daughter of Seth and Catherine Austin Van Keuren. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs Maude Beyea, Penn Yan, and Mrs Flossie Connell, Bath. Funeral services were held at 2PM Wednesday, from the Bond Funeral Home. The Rev Edward Gunther, Pastor of the Bath Baptist Church of which Mrs Long was a member, officiated. Burial was at Nondage Cemetery. Steuben Advocate, Nov 3, 1950

Mildred(Micki) Maden, 82, of Boise, died Saturday, Sep 24, 2005 in a local hospital of natural causes. Funeral Services will be held at 1PM Thursday, Sept 29, 2005 at Cavalry First Assembly of God. Pastor Jackie Marshall of Hillcrest Trinity Assembly of God will officiate. The committal service will be held at 3PM at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, Sep 28, from 9AM until 8:30PM. Mildred was born Sep 26, 1922 in Cameron, Wisconsin, the daughter of Russell Eustus and Minnie Agnes Snider Van Curen. She received her education in Wisconsin and Ontario, Oregon. On Jun 30, 1973, Mikki married Clarence Stanlt Maden at University Christian Church in Boise. They lived in Boise and for the last 14 years have spent their winters in Yuma, AZ. In 1985 Mikki retired from her job as a telephone and radio operator for the National Guard. Prior to that, she worked at the State Tax Commission and Legal Aid of Idaho. She loved to sing and dance and was a great bowler in her younger days. Mikki was committed to God's work and she especially loved bringing music into Nursing Homes in Boise. She was a member of Cavalry First Assembly of God since 1960. She and Clarence were active in their neighborhood Association and a former member of ABWA and Women Aglow. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Clarence Maden, Boise; her children, Steven Sanderson and his wife Phyllis, of Boise, Lata Weyenberg, Wenatchee, Wash., Dawn Agrisani and her husband Basil, of Las Vegas, NV, Clifford Aldrich and his wife Maggie, Tucson, AZ, and Carrie Turnbull, Wenatchee, Wash; her stepchildren, Stanley Maden and his wife Melissa, Caldwell, Steven Maden, Boise, Susan Wisdom, Kalispell, Montana, and Ronald Maden, Phoeniz, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death byher oldest son Russell, who died in 1981 at the age of 41. Mom lived with chromic Leukemia for the last 11 years and made it through the ongoing chemo treatments surprisingly well. She suffered terrible pain from 3 disintegrating disks in her lower back, and still managed to joke, laugh, and be cheerful. She had an ongoing problem with ventricular fibrillation, and in spite of it was upbeat most of the time. She was devoted to her husband, Clarence, and didn't know a stranger. All of us children owe a major part of our good nature, optimistic outlook, and sense of humor to our mom. Memorials are suggested to Cavalry First Assembly of God, 102 N 18th St, Boise, Idaho 83702. Idaho Statesman, 27 Sep, 2005

Westbrookville, March 16 Special – Nathan McDowell, 70, who was dragged unconscious from his burning home here Friday, February 27, died from the burns and shock at his home here Sunday. A stroke which he had suffered five weeks ago hastened his death. On Friday, February 27, as told in The Herald at the time, the McDowell home was discovered on fire by neighbors. Eugene Rhodes, father of Sheriff Fletcher E Rhodes, rushed into the blazing building and dragged Mr McDowell out, who was unconscious, and whose clothing was afire. The building was burned to the ground. Mr McDowell, who was alone in the house, was badly burned about the face and neck. Nathan Richard McDowell was born at Westbrookville, April 25, 1854, son of Martin C McDowell and Martha Baker McDowell, and was a lifelong resident of this place. He was married at Otisville February 28, 1880 to Alvira Van Keuren. Surviving are his wife and nine children, Oscar D McDowell of Kings Port, L.I.; Viola, wife of Archibald Page of Westbrookville; Orin L of Otisville; Edward L of Westbrookville; Chalania, wife of Harry McBride of Fallsburgh; V M McDowell of Middletown; Asa A of Westbrookville; William N McDowell of Middletown; and Stanley McDowell of Westbrookville. The funeral will be held at the Methodist Church at 2 O’clock Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Rev Theodore Ether. Interment (rest is illegible). The Middletown Daily Herald, Mar 16, 1925

WAYNE DANIEL MCKENLEY SR. Barryville, N.Y. Wayne Daniel McKenley Sr., a buyer/bidder for A. Alport & Sons of Fallsburg, and a longtime area resident, died Saturday, November 22, 2003 at his home in Barryville. He was 48. Wayne was the son of the late Joan Van Keuren, and was born November 15, 1955 in Atlanta, Ga. He married Connie Breen McKenley on August 8, 1976 in St. John's Church of Monticello. A family statement reads: "Wayne had a lust for life and his family, which included being an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Wednesday Night Men's Bowling League at Liberty Lanes as well as a member of the Eldred Mountain Stream Rod and Gun Club, Inc." Survivors include his beloved wife of 27 wonderful years, Connie Breen McKenley, at home; one son, Wayne McKenley Jr. also at home; one daughter, Karalee McKenley and her fiance, Heath Bucksbee, of Narrowsburg; one brother, Jack McKenley and his wife, Bonnie, of Ohio; two sisters, Debra Perry and Frank of Ansonia, Conn., and Sandra Specht and her husband, Richard, of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, November 26 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Ninon Hutchinson will officiate. Burial will be in The Van Keuren Cemetery, of Monticello. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association. Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc., Funeral Home of Monticello.

Barney Pioneer Dies Saturday. McLaughlin Services To Be Tuesday. Phinies Peter McLaughlin, Barney, died at St Francis Hospital Friday. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Vertin Chapel here at 2 p.m. Teusday, with Rev. P.A. Gisvold officiating and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Born November 24, 1867 in Maine, he came to Richland County in 1898, to engage in farming near Barney. He was married April 1, 1927 (error - m. 1913) to Viola Van Curen. Mrs McLaughlin died April 1, 1927. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs Herman Muehler (Alma), Fairmont; Mrs George Harvego (Opal), Rothsay, Minn; Mrs Alfred Berg (Edith), Colfax; Mrs Lyle Coburn (Ethlin), Kalamazoo, Mich; Mrs Clifford Johnson (Lillian), Campbell, Minn; and Mrs Donald Price (Flossie), Rosbolt, SD. Mr McLaughlin had been a patient at St Mary's Hospital in Wahpeton for several days and had been taken to St Francis Hospital for surgery when he passed away. April 8, 1949

NEWBURG, N.Y., Dec. 6.--This morning James Van Keuren Miller, aged 45 years, was found frozen to death near Burnside, Orange County. He leaves a widow and four children. New York Times, Dec 7, 1886

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Feb. 24 -- When Miss Margaret Van Keuren Miller, a well known resident of Walden, a few miles from here, was informed that it would be necessary for her to undergo an operation in order to regain her health she went to her room and committed suicide by hanging. Feb 25, 1926, New York Times

Laura J. Murran of Monticello, a former telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (the former Walnut Mountain Care Center) in Liberty. She was 70 years of age. The daughter of the late William and Josephine VanKeuren Wells, she was born January 31, 1932, in Monticello. She was the widow of Stephen J. Murran Jr. Mrs. Murran was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Pam Murran of Rock Hill, Scott and Kelly Murran of Monticello, Robert and Virginia Cohen of Monticello and Steven and Kelly Cohen of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, William Wells of the state of Florida; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Wells. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. Burial will be made in the VanKeuren Cemetery in Swan Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 170 Lake St., Liberty, N.Y. 12754.

Mrs. Marie L. Myers Mrs. Marie Louisa Myers, widow of Henry S. Myers, died Friday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Archibald A. Macdonald, 12 Rumsey Road, Park Hill, Yonkers, of pneumonia, after a short illness. She was in her 72nd year. She was a sister of Miss Ida Van Kuren, of Pine Bush. Middletown Daily Times, January 19, 1916

Roy Steven Ohse, Jr., 56, 5238 County Road 123, Ozark, Alabama, died Saturday, November 22, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Friday, November 28, 2008 in Clearman Chapel at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Curtis Grant officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends 12:00 until 1:45pm prior to the service, Friday, November 28, 2008 The family will be at the home of his mother, Janie (Van Curen) Slaughter, 205 Eton Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36301. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Roy was the son of Janie Slaughter and the late Roy Steven Ohse, Sr.. He was self employed as a Home Health Caregiver for his mother, a newspaper carrier, a plumber, and served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Christian Faith. Survivors in addition to his mother include a son and daughter-in-law, John Wayne and Juliana Moore, West Jefferson, North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Rebekah Ann and Charles Brown, Benson, NC; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Wayne Thomas, Dothan, Carol and Germund Thomsen, Youngsville, NC, Sandi and Roy Davis, Slocomb, Al.; grandchildren, Alexander Moore, Xavier Moore, Ashley Brown, Michael Brown, Ryan Brown; nieces, Victoria Anton, Lady Lake, FL, Kristen Kaufmann, Dothan, Angela Samuel, Columbia, SC, Kristina Thomsen, Franklinton, NC, Lisa Thomsen, Youngsville, NC, Heather Baxley, Samson, Al; nephews, Stephen Thomas, Adam Thomas, both of Dothan, Michael Thomsen, Clayton, NC, Erik Thomsen, Summerville, SC, Brent Johnson, Chancellor, Al.

Willard Peasha Sr. PHILOMATH, Ore. — Former Redding resident Willard James Peasha Sr., 83, of Philomath, Ore., died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at his residence. Services are pending at McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis, Ore. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in White Bear Lake, Minn., he moved to Shasta County in 1971. He moved to Philomath last year. He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include parents Peter and Adelia Auger Peasha; stepsons John Van Kuren of Minneapolis, Jim Van Kuren of Maple Grove, Minn., Mike Jensen of St. Michael, Minn., Tom Jensen of Brandon, Fla., Don Jensen of Philomath and Tom Constant of Elk River, Minn.; daughter Virginia Crowder of Riverside; stepdaughters Roxy Vesterby of Pengilly, Minn., Paula Gibins of Arizona and Sandy Wailes of Phoenix; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by the McHenry Funeral Home.

ARNOLD J. PRICE MONTICELLO — Arnold J. “Scoop” Price of Monticello, a retired mechanic for the Village of Monticello and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, February 2, 2001 at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 74. Son of the late Lester and Florence VanKeuren Price, he was born September 3, 1926 in Monticello. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Ruddick Trowbridge American Legion Post #73, in Monticello. He was also a former member of the Rock Hill Fire Department and an original member of the Jackson Hunting Camp in Monticello. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Pearce Price at home; five brothers, Lester, Jr., Raymond, Donald and Tom, all of Monticello and Robert of Swan Lake; four sisters, Violet Calhoun and Shirley Calhoun, both of Monticello, Carol Surerus of Rock Hill and Marilyn Taylor of Tulsa, OK; nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello. The Rev. David Jolly officiated. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or the Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Rock Hill, NY 12775.

Richard "Tom" Price, a retired plant operator for the Village of Monticello Water Department and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 64 years of age. The son of the late Lester and Florence VanKeuren Price, he was born September 15, 1938, in Monticello. Mr. Price was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959. He was a member of the Southwoods Motor Cross Club, Southwoods Sportsmen's Club, a past president of the Jackson Hunting Club and a member of Monticello Elks Lodge #1544. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marjorie Avery Price, of Monticello; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Christine Price and Neil and Ellen Price, all of Monticello; four brothers, Lester Price of Monticello, Robert Price of Swan Lake, and Raymond Price and Donald Price, both of Monticello; four sisters, Marilyn Taylor of Oklahoma, Shirley Calhoun of Monticello, Carol Surerus of Rock Hill and Violet Calhoun of Monticello; four grandchildren, Kristi, Courtney, Josh and Nick; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Arnold "Scoop" Price. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the VanInwegen Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, with the Rev. Paul Case Jr. officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be held at the Budd Cemetery.

OBITUARY Mabel Rasmussen Oct. 6, 1917 -- Nov. 9, 2003 November 14, 2003 Mabel Claire Rasmussen, 86, of Bainbridge Island, formerly of Kingston, died Sunday on Bainbridge Island. She was born in Kingston to Charles F. and Mabel (Garl) VanKeuren. She graduated from high school in Poulsbo in 1935. She married Ronald Rasmussen. He preceded her in death in 1984. Mrs. Rasmussen worked as a buyer for Alaskan Furs. She was a member of the American Legion, the Kingston Garden Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 81. She had served as commander of VFW Post 81. Survivors include a sister, D. Marie Day of Bainbridge Island, and three brothers, Cecil, Lynn and Stanley. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Kingston Christian Church. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 12721 30th Ave. NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125. Arrangements are under the direction of The Stone Chapel at Cherry Grove in Poulsbo. An online memorial can be seen at

Miss Evelyn Rumsey died at her home in River Street, this village, January 27th. Miss Rumsey was about forty years of age, and had been for twenty years an invalid from nervous affection. She was very fond of flowers, a pretty display of which was her care at home. Miss Rumsey read much, and was well informed in literature and current events. Her last illness was only for about one week, during which for the first was disclosed the fact that she had been probably for some years suffering from a tumor of the brain. She was a daughter of the late Zenas Rumsey, Surviving are two sisters – Mary and Fanny – at home; and four brothers – Alfred of Newark, N. J., Harvey E, Zenas W, and Stanley, of Alton, Ill. Funeral services were at the home on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. S. E. Jonesof the M. E. Church. Ellenville Journal, Jan 31, 1892

Mary Jane Van Keuren, wife of Mr Zenas Rumsey, residing in the south part of the village, died on Sunday last, after only five days illness, from pneumonia, succeeding grip. Mrs Rumsey was 60 years of age. She is survived by her husband, with three sons and two daughters. The deceased lady was a member of the Methodist Church; her funeral service was held at the church at 1:30 P.M., Thursday. Ellenville Journal, May 1, 1891

The remains of Stanley I Rumsey were brought to Ellenville by the evening train Sunday, from Newark, Ohio, where he had been for some time employed in a factory. His death occurred May 28th and was attributed to an overdose of Laudanum, administered by himself, to allay pain and enable him to obtain rest, he having suffered much from plenritic pains and from insomnia. The deceased was thirty-one years of age and was the youngest of the family of Zenas and Mary Jane Rumsey. His mother died in Ellenville in the spring of 1891 and his father in December of the same year. The elder Ramsey was known here as a stone mason, but in early life was ess____ a fine musician and was very popular as a singer. Indeed we believe he originated the first troupe of singers and players known as the “Ethiopian Minstrels”, with which he and his brother Hiram reveled successfully some years. Stanley’s mother was Mary J Van Keuren, a daughter of Mr William Van Keuren of New Paltz. The young man leaves a wife, Ida Jones, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Jones, also two sisters, the misses Mary and Fanny Rumsey of Ellenville, and three brothers, Alfred D of Newark, N.J., and Harvey E and Zenas W, who are respected citizens of Alton, Illinois. The wife and Harvey E came from Alton. Alfred also, accompanied by his wife, came up for the funeral service, which was held in the M. E. Church on Monday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev Alfred Coons D.D. Internment was in the Ellenville Cemetery. Ellenville Journal, June, 1903

The prostration of Mr. Zenas W Rumsey by paralysis was noted in the Journal last week. On Monday Morning he left home in his customary health to post a letter, and on his return complaining of cold sat down by the stove to warm himself, and soon fell from his chair. Dr. B F Neal was summoned, and it was found that Mr. Rumsey had been stricken with paralysis, and that beyond recovery through medical effort. He lingered until Thursday night, and passed away as the clock was on the stroke of twelve. Mr. Rumsey was the only son of Roger and Rachel Rumsey, and was born in the town of Shawangunk, August 18, 1818. Left an orphan at an early age, he worked for his board and schooling. Leaving school, he found his way to New York, and took employment on a river steamboat. Possessing musical talent and uncommon voice, with the assistance of a cousin, Hiram Rumsey, he organized in Newburgh the first Negro minstrel troupe that traveled under the name “The Ethiopian Minstrels”. They entertained the public successfully for a number of years, and on the breaking up of the minstrel troupe Mr. Rumsey made an engagement at the Bowery Theater, and played in public with different with different companies up to the year 1850, when on a visit to his birthplace in Shawangunk he met and married Mary J., only daughter of Benjamin Van Keuren. He abandoned the stage, and thenceforward followed the trade of a Mason. In 1854 he removed to Grahamsville, and after a short residence there removed with his family to Leurenkill, from whence they came to Ellenville in 1879. The death of Mr. Rumsey’s wife in April last was to him a severe blo, from the effects of which he did not recover. Seven Children survive – three daughters, and four sons. Evelyn, Mary, and Fannie, with the younger son, Stanley, will remain in Ellenville. The eldest son, and the only one married, A.D., resides in Newark, N.J.; Harvey E and Zenas W are located in Alton, Ill. The funeral service was attended at the house on Sunday Afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. A. Hendrickson. A quartette consisting of Mrs. E. H. Munson, Miss Francis, and Messrs. Merrill and Cornelius, sang. Pall bearers were J. B. Keeler, J. G. Gray, A. S. Russell, D. S. Williams, A. S. Clyne. Ellenville Journal, Dec 11, 1891.

Karen Van Kuren Rusich, 71, a native of New Orleans and resident of Metairie for the last 50 years, died surrounded by her family and loved ones, Monday, Dec. 31, 2007. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to funeral time Saturday at Schoen Funeral Home in New Orleans. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Warren Rusich Sr.; one son, Warren Rusich Jr. and wife, Tay Thomas Rusich; one daughter, Analyn Gomez and husband, Jimmy Gomez; three grandchildren, Danyele Gomez, Mallory Rusich and Taylor Rusich; and one great-grandchild, Makaela Rusich Valdiviez; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Kuren. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren making cookies and candy and supporting them in their sporting and school events. She was an avid reader and loved playing cards and pokeno with her friends. She loved bowling and was a 30-year member of WIBC & USBC. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and volunteering for the St. Joseph's Altar. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Michael's Special School, 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-7285. Schoen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MRS. EDITH M. ZUPP SALMON Boonton Township, N.J. Mrs. Edith M. (Nee: Van Keuren) Zupp Salmon of Boonton Township, N.J., died Wednesday November 6, 2001, at the Sarah Frances Nursing Home in Boonton Township, N.J. following a year long illness. She was 84. Mrs. Salmon was born in Ellenville, and had lived in Walden for many years before moving to Boonton Township, N.J. in 1964. She had worked as a Manager with the Citizens First Bank of Boonton for several years before her retirement in 1976. She was an active member of the Community Church of Mountain Lakes, N.J. Survivors include her husband, John Condit Salmon; two sons, Robert Zupp and Raymond Zupp; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Weddell; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Private funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mackey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Joseph Scofield. Mrs. Harriet Scofield, wife of Joseph Scofield, died in this city, at 6:30 o'clock, Wednesday evenign, in her seventy-fifth year. The cause of death was a stroke of paralysis, which she sustained about a month ago, and from which she never rallied. Mrs. Scofield, whose maiden name was Van Keuren, was born in Cayuga county, this State. In 1843, she married Theodore Watts, who died in 1854. Two children were born of this marriage survive, Harris Watts, of Matamoras, Pa., and James Watts, of Detroit, Mich. In 1862 she married Joseph Scofield, by whom she had two children, one of whom died in infancy; the other is Eugene Scofield, employed in this office. Mrs. Scofield is also survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Gibbs, of this city, and Mrs. George Decker, of the town of Wallkill. Mrs. Scofield was for a forty years a faithful member of the Methodist church and was an earnest christian and devoted and loving mother. The funeral notice appears elsewhere. Middletown Daily Argus, December 30, 1897

Mrs. Shaver [nee Catherine Van Curen], wife of Jerry Shaver, who moved from Riceville to near Little Cooley less than a month ago, died Saturday, April 29th. Mrs. S. has been ailing a number of years. A year ago she was thought to be too ill to recover and since that time she has not been able to do much work. Mrs. Shaver was a descendant of the noted Anneke Jans family and would have enjoyed her share of the property from that large estate. The Crawford Journal, 11 May 1893 p. 2 col. 1

Mrs. Clark Shaver (Margaret Van Curen) died 24 Sep 1891 in an accidental shooting. The Crawford Journal, 10 Oct 1891, p2. col 3.

Source: Plymouth Democrat, 3 Nov, 1906 (saturday) "The funeral of Mrs Ira Shrider (Evert Van Curen’s youngest Daughter) will occur at the Episcopal Church at 2:30 O'clock Monday Afternoon. The Eastern Star ladies will have charge of the services and the funeral service will be preached by Rev. Howard. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetary" Source: The Plymouth Democrat, 8 Nov, 1906 (Thursday) “Mrs Ira Shrider died at 8:30 O'clock Friday Morning at her home on Sophia Street. She had been sick for the past six weeks, but her condition lately was thought to be much better. Friday morning Mr Shrider went to his work and left Mrs Shrider at home, apparently much better. She took suddenly worse and died within a few minutes. The deceased was a young woman who resided at Pierceton, (Koscuisko county) Indiana before her marriage to Mr Shrider about 2 years ago. During the time she lived at Plymouth, she made many friends who will mourn her death. Besides her husband, she leaves a little daughter about a year old. Charles Ryberg attended the funeral of Mrs Ira Shrider at Pierceton, on Monday. The deceased, who was the wife of the Plymouth Section Foreman, Pennsylvania Railroad, died at Plymouth, Friday. Mr Ryberg is Foreman of the Pennsylvania Signel Department-Ft Wayne Journal Gazette" Source: Same Issue "Marguerite Maude Van Curen, the beloved wife of Ira Shrider. Mrs Shrider was born three miles west of Pierceton, Koscuiko county, Indiana, September 12, 1880 and died Friday, Nov 2, 1906, at her home on Sophia Street. Deprived of her parents at an early age, she resided at Ft wayne, Indiana until May 23, 1903 when she was united in marriage to Ira N Shrider. From there they came to Plymouth, Ind, where they resided since that time. This union was blessed with one child, baby Evelyn, who was born Feb 15, 1905. The deceased was a fond mother and a loving wife and during her long illness was very gentle and patient until the time of her death which came as a great shock to her immediate relatives. She leaves to mourn her death, besides her husband and baby, two half brothers, Peter H Van Curen of Barron, Wisconsin, and William Hover of West Charleston, West Virginia, and a host of sorrowing friends and relatives."

Janie A. Slaughter
Born: December 07, 1935 Died: September 30, 2011 Hometown: Dothan, Alabama Viewed: 214 time(s)
Janie A. Slaughter, 75, of Dothan passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held 2 pm Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Ms. Slaughter was born December 7, 1935 in Knoxville, TN and lived the early part of her life in Chicago, IL. She resided in Orlando and Chipley, FL prior to moving to Dothan in 1982. She was employed with Rhodes Furniture for 17 years in sales until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Ms. Slaughter was preceded in death by her son Roy Ohse, Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Donna (Wayne) Thomas of Dothan, Sandra (Roy) Davis of Slocomb, and Carol (Germund) Thomsen of Youngsville, NC; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother David VanCuren; sisters, Antra Tsakiris and Melody VanCuren; several nieces and nephews also survive. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brent Johnson, Adam Thomas, Stephen Thomas, Michael Thomsen, Curtis Anton, and Erik Thomsen.

HER DEATH SUDDEN Mrs. Kate A. Sloan Is Victim of Heart Disease. WIDOW OF LATE R.J. SLOAN Member of Prominent Syracuse Family Called to Son in Night That She was Ill, Died Few Minutes Later--Had Lived Here 44 Years. Mrs. Kate A. Sloan, widow of the late Robert J. Sloan, died suddenly this morning at her home in the Marie, No. 321 James street. Mrs. Sloan for some time had heart trouble, but was feeling unusually well yesterday and went downtown during the afternoon. She retired about 10 o'clock apparently in good health, but shortly after 2 o'clock she called to her son, William J. Sloan, who lived with her, and asked him to send for the doctor as she had difficulty in breathing. She died a few minutes after the arrival of the physician. Mrs. Sloan was born in Poughkeepsie about 66 years ago. Her maiden name was Kate Amelia Van Keuren. Her parents were Dutch and her family was prominent in the early days along the Hudson river. She lived in Poughkeepsie until her marriage, which took place forty-four years ago, and since then her home has been in Syracuse. Of an unusually lovable nature, she had many friends in this city and was an active working in a number of charitable organizations, principal among them being the Women's union and Root Relief corps. She was a member of the Park Presbyterian Church and seldom missed a service there. Until the death of her husband, which occurred in February ten years ago, Mrs. Sloan lived at No. 313 James street. Mrs. Sloan is survived by two sons, William J. and Robert J. Sloan, one grandson, Robert J. Sloan, jr., a sister, Mrs. Mary Freeman, and a niece, Miss Katherine Freeman of Poughkeepsie. The funeral will be held from the home of her son, Robert J. Sloan, No. 638 Park avenue, and will be private. Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, Oct. 5, 1911

Leonard Francis Sleight Leonard Francis Sleight, 89, of 3721 County Road #37, Bloomfield, died Nov. 17, 2001 at his home. He was born the son of Earl and Erma (Marshall) Sleight on March 10, 1912 in North Bloomfield, N.Y. He was a retired contractor working in and around Honeoye Falls, Lima and surrounding towns. He worked with his brothers, Marshall and Vivian and later for his son Kenneth Gail Sleight. He retired in the 60s due to poor health. He is survived by his wife Helen (DeDee) Sleight; daughter Amaryllis (Charles) Shellman of Bloomfield, Susan (David) Van Curan of Rush, and Kenneth (Bonnie) Sleight of Jamestown; grandchildren, Michael Shellman, Brenda (Lenny) Tripp and Dawn (David) Good all of Bloomfield, Katie and Matthew Van Curen of Rush, Jordan, Bryan and Morgan Sleight of Jamestown; great grandchildren, Brandon Tripp, Heather-lyn and Hannah Good, all of Bloomfield; brother Richard Sleight of Honeoye Falls; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Sleight of Honeoye Falls and Anna Staines of Virginia; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Kenneth Gail Sleight, daughter-in-law Sylvia Sleigh, two grandchildren, John and Lynn Sleight, two brothers, Marshall and Vivian, sister Leonara. No Prior calling. His family will receive friends and family for a memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Allens Hill United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Allens Hill United Methodist Church, 3898 Allens Hill Rd. (County RD #40), Bloomfield, N.Y. 14469. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.

Vol. 20, pg. 340. Oct. 05, 1911 "Mrs. Kate A. Sloan is Victim of Heart Disease" (Note: this is just an abstract)

Mrs. Kate Amelia (Van Keuren) Sloan, widow of Robert Sloan (died ca. 1901, Syracuse). She was survived by two sons, William J. and Robert J. Sloan of Syracuse, one grandson, Robert J. Sloan, a sister, Mrs. Mary Freeman, and a niece, Miss Katherine Freeman of Poughkeepsie.

ISHMAEL EUGENE SMITH (12/30/1932 – 7/16/2005) Ishmael Eugene Smith, 72, of Downing, MO, passed away July 16, 2005, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. The son of Thomas Henry and Lizzie Ann (VanKeuren) Smith, he was born on December 30, 1932, in Elk Point, SD. Following graduation from Lancaster High School, he served in the Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Lois Marie Schmitter on January 16, 1955 in Downing, MO at the home of the bride’s parents. To this union two children were born, Dianna and William. Survivors include his wife, Lois Smith of Downing, MO; two children, Dianna Marie Nelson of Glenwood, MO and William Eugene Smith and wife, Kathy of Downing, MO; three grandchildren, Ella Mae Sadie McCallum and husband, David, Amanda Marie Nelson and Joshua David Smith; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Ashley McCallum and Duncan Hawkee McCallum; one sister, Mildred Lane of Rock Island, IL; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Ishmael was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Clifton Smith, Sylvester Smith, Cecil Smith, and Millard Smith; five sisters, Hazel Beerbower, Alice Smith, Merrilla Smith, Merna Ferdig and Una Smith and one nephew. Ishmael worked for Poe’s Implement in Downing, MO, after returning from the Army. He also worked for the Burlington Railroad, #513 Construction Union and was also a truck driver for the Rock Island Lumber in Rock Island, IL for several years after which he moved back to the Downing area for his retirement. Memorial services were held at the Norman Funeral Home in Downing, MO, July 23, 2005, with Larry Smith, pastor of the Downing Christian Church, Downing, MO, officiating. Music was provided by organist, Betty Anderson. Memorials have been established for the family or to the Downing Fire Department. The body has been cremated and will be interred at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Downing.

Otie Bell Yeager Snode(first wife of Robert Russell Van Curen), 92, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 22, 2004, at Baker City. Her graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery. Otie was born July 25, 1911, to Henry and Lily Lancaster Yeager. She attended school in Baker County. Her family came to America from Germany. Her husband, Howard Snode, died in 2001. Otis was a wife and homemaker all her life. Her home was immaculate and she also took pride in her cooking. She made the most delicious pies. She was a good neighbor and was loved by many. Otie was a very positive person and always saw the good in others. She never complained and even said, "I'm fine," the night before she died. Otie was preceded in death by her parents, a twin sister, two older sisters and three brothers. Survivors include her nephews, Ernest and Everett Scrivner of Baker City, Virgel Scrivner of Ontario and Bill Knowles of Kennewick, Wash.; nieces, Helen Marconi of Portland, Glenda Purvine of Baker City, Shirley Clark of Elko, Nev., and Sandi Preuss of Reedsport. Apr 30, 2004

Calvin C Sturdevant, 65, who of late years has been making his home with his daughters, Mrs Charles Hotchkiss at Sidney and Mrs Victor Dignor at Corbett, died Wednesday, Dec 8, at the Hotchkiss home in Sidney. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 at the Clark Funeral Home in Downsville, Rev Raymond Ward, pastor of the Downsville Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be made at the Paige Cemetery at Downsville. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Downsville, until service time. Mr Sturdevant was born in Livingston Manor, May 10, 1888, son of William and Belle Crain Sturdevant. On May 24, 1915, he was united in marriage at Arena to Adella Van Keuren, who died in 1953. He was a former worker in the wood chemical industry and had resided in Corbett for 22 years. Besides the two daughters mentioned above, he is survived by one son, Russell, of Vestal. 1954

Mrs. Martha Titus. Montgomery, April 17--Mrs. Martha, widow of William Titus, died at her home in this village. She was a Miss VanKeuren prior to her marriage. The cause of death was intestinal and stomach trouble, caused by old age. She was ill for a long time, hovering between life and death, ever hopeful and ready, until the end came. She was a Miss Van Keuren prior (sic) many years she was identified with the Presbyterian Church as a prominent member and giver, ever faithful, her example was a complete surrender to her Maker. Deceased is survived by no children, but two nieces, Miss Sadie Schoonmaker, who made her home with her, and cared for her during her declining years, and Mrs. Walter Tuttle, of Waverly, Kansas. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, at 2:30 o'clock, in the Presbyterian Church. Internment in the Riverside Cemetery. Middletown Daily Times, April 17, 1916

Mrs Lucetta (Van Curen) True, wife of Mr. Charles True, of near Middleton, died Saturday in Portland, where she was taken in order that she might have the care and comfort of a trained nurse. Mrs True was born near Fort Wayne, IND, on Sep 22, 1845, and at the death of her mother a few years later, was reared to womanhood by an uncle. At the age of 15, her uncle decided to cross the country with his family and locate in Oregon. It was a long and tiresome trip behind ox teams, one of which Mrs True drove. Many times on the trip they were chased by the indians, who were on the warpath at that time. Her reminisces of the trip were interesting and much enjoyed by the hearers, who always enjoyed having her tell about the trip and the hardships met up with on the journey. When they reached the Owyhee Mountains in Idaho in the fall the family spent the winter there and came on to Oregon the next spring, in 1862, where she continued to live until death called her to her reward. Mrs True was married three times - the first time to Rufus Howlett in 1865, who died in 1867. Her second husband was Melvin Chase, in 1868, and one son was born to them; who lived to manhood; the husband deserted the wife and babe in 1869. In 1871 she was married to Charles True at Lafayette, Oregon, and a short time afterwards they moved onto the farm near Middleton, that has been their home for more than 40 years. This union has been a happy one. Four children were born to them, two of whom are living - Mrs. Estella Shattuck of Prineville and Wm True of Tillamook. One has been called from our midst, that will be sorely missed, and though the clouds seem dark and heavy, the thought of the worth while influence of so noble a character will make the brightness appear. The sermon was delivered by Rev Mrs Kelley, pastor of a presbyterian church in Portland, of which the deceased was a devoted member, and the obsequies were in charge of the Rebekahs, and the burial was made in the family lot in the Middleton Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Hollingsworth and son. The many friends who attended from far and near attested to the beautiful character and love and esteem in which the deceased was held.

Van Curen, Mrs. Ada: Mrs. Ada Frances Van Curen, 75, resident of 759 East Market St. Cadiz, died Saturday at the Country Lawn Nursing home, Brewster, Ohio. She was born in Harrison County, May 17, 1896, a daughter of the late William and Margaret C. Lehmer Raynard. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold Johnson of Brewster; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Richard Raynard of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. William Barkhurst of Steubenville. Friends are being received at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Hack Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Columbus. Times Leader, 10 Jan 1972 pg. 2

Mrs. Bessie Van Curen of Webb Mills died Nov. 1 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Tracey L. Van Curen, her mother Mrs. Millie (can’t read last name). Mrs. Van Curen was born Feb. 1890, at Mills, Potter County, Pa. For a number of years she was employed in the Teppers Brothers store in Elmira. During the past four years he held the position of Post Master at Pine City. (can’t read month) 21, 1914, Mrs. Van Curen was united in marriage with Tracy Van Curen, of Pine City. She was an esteemed member of the Webb Mills Methodist Episcopal Church and served as an active official on the board. She also held membership in the Seeley Creek Grange and the E. M. Hoffman Auxillary of the Veterans of the Spanish War. Funeral services were conducted in the Webb Mills Church., Nov. 3. Burial was in the Webb Mills cemetery .(handwritten on article 1930)

David A Van Curen, 72, Flushing Township Trustee, died Monday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was born Jul 4, 1913 in Flushing, son of late David and Rachel Snyder Van Curen. A Resident of Flushing, he was serving his 24th year as township trustee. He was a retired employee of Consolidation Coal Co and retired owner of Dave and Rene’s Restaurant in Flushing. He was a member and past master of Flushing Lodge No 298, F&AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge; 32nd Degree Mason; Chapter 369 Order of the Eastern Star, and past president of Eastern Ohio Scottish Rite Organization. Van Curen was vice president of Flushing Rotary Club, executive board member of Belmont County Easter Seal Society, executive committeeman of Belmont County Trustee and Clerks Association, and member of the Flushing American Association of Retired Persons, and the Flushing Senior Citizens. He was ruling elder, trustee, and Sunday School superintendent at the First Presbyterian Church, Flushing. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert in 1946, Donald in 1960; three sisters, Edith Holcomb, Linnie Evans, and Clara Mae Toole; two brothers, James and Chester. Surviving are his wife, Irene Webster Van Curen; a foster daughter, Victoria(Vicki) Hawkins of Flushing; two brothers, John of Tulsa Okla., Frank of Carlsbad, N.M.;a sister, Margaret Meadows, of Cleveland; a foster grandson, Billy Hawkins. Friends received at Warren Funeral Home, Flushing, 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Friends then received at First Presbyterian Church from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with Dr John H Visser officiating. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing. Memorial contributions may be made to Belmont County Easter Seal Society or the Flushing Volunteer Fire Department. Times Leader, Oct 14, 1985

Edward VanCuren was born in Erie County, PA, January 29,1844 and died at his home in Sac County, Iowa on October 11,1892. At the age of 18 years he enlisted in Company C 146th PA Volunteer Infantry. He was in the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg and was wounded at the latter place and left for dead on the field, but was afterwards noticed by the rear guard when retreating across the river. Life not being extinct, they cared for him, taking him across the river to a hospital, after which he recovered. Later he was in the campaign and battles against Petersburg, was again wounded (in the hip) and taken prisoner, was confined in Andersonville and other prisons for eleven months until the close of the war. He never recovered from the effects of his prison experience, never having seen a well day since. He was discharged from the service at Harrisburg, PA, May 18,1865. Mr. VanCuren came to Sac County in November 1868 and married Ann Gerry on September 29,1875. His wife and two children are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and kind and affectionate father. Though broken in health and always a sufferer from war's exposure and prison life, he was never known to complain or murmur; always patient and thinking more of the comfort of others than himself, a good citizen and faithful friend; his quiet, unobtrusive, yet genial presence will be missed by all who knew him. In this connection Mrs. VanCuren and family wish to express their thanks to friends and neighbors for their kindness during their recent sorrow and affliction. October 19,1892 Sac City Sun

Elmarene Van Curen, 75, of Ponca, AR died Saturday, March 24, 2001 in Harrison, AR She was born June 21, 1925 in Boxley, AR to Harry & Ersa Farmer Primrose. Mrs. Van Curen was a resident Newton County and a former resident of Kansas City, MO. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church in Mt. Springs, AR and Bible Study Fellowship for 6 years. She was a homemaker. She was precede in death by her parents, her husband, Orbie Van Curen, a daughter, Patricia Villines, 3 granddaughters, 1 great granddaughter, 1 brother & 1 sister. Survivors include 1 son, Eldon Van Curen of Fayetteville, AR, 4 daughters, Darlene Parker, Ponca, AR, Linda Sitton, Harrisonville, MO, Barbara Crocker, Carthage, MO, Sylvia Wildman, Bella Vista, AR; 1 brother, Gene Primrose, Blue Springs, MO; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at Beachwood Church at 2:00 PM with burial in the Beechwood Cemetery under the direction of the Christeson Funeral Home of Harrison, AR. Rev. Carl Goodall officiated. Visitation was 6-8 PM on Monday, March 26, 2001 at Christeson Funeral Home in Harrison. {nct}

Source: Indianian Republican Aug 27,1891 - Death Notice Death: Everett Van Curen, who lived near Wooster, was born October 22, 1815 in Onondoga Co.,New York. He came to Logan Co.,Ohio in 1838 and was married to Eliza Hoover and in the same year moved to Kosc. Co. where he lived ever since. Of this union one son, Peter H. was born. His subsequently died and he was married in 1879 to Mary Hover, who survives. To them one daughter was born, Maggie M. Van Curen and both children are living. Mr Van Curen united with the Presbyterian Church in Warsaw on Dec.22, 1844 and has for some years been the oldest member of the church. He raised to maturity three children other than his own. He died Aug 19, 1891 of a short illness caused by a stroke of paralysis.

Source: Obituary Vancuren, Everett d. Aug. 19, 1891, Wooster, Ind. b. 22 Oct, 1815, Onondago Co.,NY m. 1840 to Eliza Hover. Survivors: son;(1st marriage) Peter H. Van Curen. Dau.:2nd. marriage Maggie M.. Funeral held at the U> B> Church in Pierceton, IN, where he was buried, Aug. 20th. Rev. J>Q> Hall, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Warsaw, officiated. Member of the Presbyterian Church, in Warsaw since Dec. 22,1844. Arrived in Logan Co.,OH in 1838 and in Kosciusko Co, IN in 1840. He was one of the Pioneers of this part, Wooster area, of Kosc. Co. Raised 3 children, not his own. Lived in the same house for 50 years, where he died. He was the oldest member of the Presbyterian Church, he joined Dec,22,1844.

Ft Wayne Journal Gazette, Thursday, November 16, 1944 Forrest D Van Curen dies today. Death took place at his residence in Ft Wayne at 9:30 this morning. Funeral will be Saturday afternoon. Forrest Daniel Van Curen, past 50 years old, died this morning at 9:30 o’clock at his home at 3525 South Barr Street, Fort Wayne. He had been seriously ill for about an hour and heart disease had been given as the cause of death. He was born near Warsaw in Kosciusko County on June 30, 1894 and was a son of Benjamin and Cora Alice Howard Van Curen. Mr Van Curen resided in Fort Wayne since 1934 and was an automatic machine operator at the Broadway plant of the General Electric Company. On Jul 14, 1918, he was married to Elizabeth Ann Shoda, a native of Jefferson Township, at the Trinity Methodist Church. In Addition to Mrs Van Curen, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs Harry Byers, 150 E Lewis Street and a son, Richard Daniel Van Curen, at home and a freshman at Southside High School, and a granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Byers. Surviving sisters are Mrs Nellie Yeager of Warsaw, Mrs Eugene Pletcher, Ligonier, Mrs Harvey Hinkle of Warsaw, and a brother, Irvin Van Curen, Of Warsaw, also survives. One brother is dead. Mr Van Curen was a member of the Lincoln Post 82 of the American Legion, which will conduct a military service at the funeral. He was also a member of the Trinity Methodist Church of Fort Wayne. The body was brought to the DeMoney Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence at Fort Wayne at 10 AM Friday and Friends may call there after 1 PM Friday. Funeral Services will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church in Fort Wayne at 2:30 O’clock and will be conducted by the Rev Robert J Burns, now Pastor of the First Methodist Church of Bluffton. Interment will be in the Lindenwood Cemetery.

One of the "original rebels" --- the men who helped Longview Fibre Co. workers break away from the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulfite and Papermill workers in 1964 to establish the first pulp and paper union on the West Coast --- Gale Royce VanCuren died on Wednesday. Those who know how he spent his 82 years remember VanCuren for more than his union leadership, however. A Cowlitz PUD commissioner for 18 years, one of the founders of Cowlitz County Little League, the former chair of the county's Democratic Central Committee and a man who loved to learn and to teach, VanCuren somehow seemed to find more than 24 hours in each day, his wife, Letha VanCuren, remembers. Gale VanCuren was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Northern Wisconsin. After three years of high school, he left Wisconsin to join the Navy. A year later, while VanCuren was serving on the USS Nashville in the North Atlantic, Pearl Harbor was bombed. The ship set course for the Pacific Theater, where VanCuren was promoted through the ranks, rising to become chief petty officer. While in the Pacific, VanCuren served several times as flagship signalman for Gen. Douglas MacArthur. When he left the Navy after six years of service, VanCuren became a carpenter. He moved to Idaho that year, marrying Emma Jean Almannsperger in 1946. The following year their first son, Dave, was born. "We went from job site to job site, living in a small mobile home," Dave VanCuren remembered. During those years, Gale VanCuren worked on The Dalles Dam and helped build the Hanford nuclear reactors, Dave VanCuren said. Then in 1956, the growing VanCuren family came to Longview to visit a friend, fell in love with the town, and decided to stay, Gale VanCuren wrote in a biographical resume he gave to The Daily News in the 1960s. VanCuren went to work at Longview Fibre, where he originally was hired to work in converting. The union leaders in place at the time "were dictators," remembers Buff Chambers, who worked at Fibre with VanCuren and became his lifelong friend. "They wouldn't let us participate in the bargaining, they would just tell us what we were going for." "(VanCuren) and I had the notion to hire an attorney to find out what we could do to get rid of the old union," Chambers said. After the old union left, VanCuren became an active member of the new union, Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Local 153. For 22 years, VanCuren wrote for "Broke Beater," the union newsletter, son Dave VanCuren remembered. In the early 1970s, Emma Jean VanCuren died. A few years later, Gale met the woman who would become his second wife. "We met on New Year's Eve," Letha VanCuren remembered. "We saw each other almost every single day after that. It was a love affair." That summer, June 1973, Gale and Letha were married. Later in his career, VanCuren worked on turbines at Fibre, which sparked an interest in electricity. In 1984 he won a bid to become a Cowlitz PUD commissioner. Six years later, he retired from Fibre. VanCuren devoted countless hours to the utility, retired Cowlitz PUD general manager Denny Robinson recalled. "Gale was extremely well read and well prepared to understand the electricity industry," Robinson said. "He demanded a lot of us --- he asked questions and expected precise answers. ... He represented the ratepayers well." In 2002, with his health waning, VanCuren retired from the PUD. The same year, AWPPW Local 153 renamed the union hall the Gale VanCuren building. "It overwhelms me," VanCuren told The Daily News at the building's dedication. "It might have been the honor he was most proud of," Dave VanCuren said. "He was extremely moved." The Daily News, Jan 28, 2005

George Van Curen, 415 W Court St, Flint, a former employee of Chevrolet Motor Company, died Friday, June 23, 1933 of an apparent suicide. Mr Van Curen’s neighbors indicated that he had been despondent over long term unemployment. Mr Van Curen was discovered by Chester Honeywell, a personnel agent of Chevrolet Motor Company, who had come to inform him of a job opportunity. Mr Van Curen’s wife had gone away on Thursday and had not yet been located.

Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2003 Ida L. Van Curen A remembrance and celebration of life for Ida L. Van Curen, 85, of Davis, was held in Sierra Hospital. Private family services were held. Mrs. Van Curen died March 1, 2003, in Sutter Davis Hospital. Born Oct. 28, 1917, in Dixon to Peter Thomsen and Emma Hackman Thomsen, she resided the past two years in Davis. She attended Tremont Elementary School and graduated from Dixon High School. She loved to fish, cook and work in her yard. She was a life member of the Dixon Grange, one of the original Dixon Boat Club members with her husband and a member of the Dixon Garden Club. In her retirement years she enjoyed childhood friend Bob Shellhammer, their many cruises and social events with the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department. The last two years of her life she was an active resident at Sierra Health Care Hospital in Davis. She enjoyed their activities and loved her friends there. Mrs. Van Curen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marvin A. Jr. and Beverly of Dixon; and brother, Elwood Thomsen of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin A. Sr. in 1963; and brothers, "Tige" Thomsen and J.P. Thomsen. Arrangements were handled by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home.

Death Notice Jennie Van Curen, 61, died May 6 1942 at Chicago.

Caldwell – Services for Jessie May Van Curen, 83, of 120 Amber, Caldwell, who died Saturday of natural causes at the Cascade Convalescent Center will be conducted at 10:30AM Tuesday at the Dakan Chapel, by the Rev Steve Burris of the First Christian Church. Interment will be at Cloverdale Cemetery. She was born Oct 18, 1892, in West Dallas, WI. She was reared and educated in Wisconsin. She married Ben R Van Curen Aug 13, 1908. They moved to Caldwell in 1914 and to Wilder in 1916. They retired to own a fruit ranch south of Lake Lowell in 1956. In 1958 her husband died. She then moved to Caldwell. She was a member of the Caldwell First Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Caldwell and Royse of Boise; 3 daughters: Gertrude Bucy, Wilder; Georgia Foxx and Ardith Houk, both Caldwell; one sister, Doris Muhlbradt, Minot, SD; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Verlyn, five brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church, the Idaho Youth Ranch, or a favorite charity. Idaho Statesman, Boise, Apr 5, 1976.

Daily Star, Oneonta, NY Mar 7 2002 Lawrence C. Van Curen ONEONTA — Lawrence C. Van Curen, 87, of Oneonta, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Fox Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born April 1, 1914, in Oneonta, the son of Charles and Mabel (Skillen) Van Curen. He married Grace Lord on July 7, 1943, in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Van Curen served with the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater of operations. Mr. Van Curen was a former employee of the D&H Railway. After retirement, he worked at Homer Folks Hospital in Oneonta and then he worked in the maintenance department at the State University College at Oneonta until 1976. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Oneonta American Legion. Mr. Van Curen is survived by his wife at home; a brother and his wife, George and Eleanor Van Curen of Oneonta; a sister, Mrs. Frederick (Dorothy) Beams of Schenevus; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, at 51 Dietz St. in Oneonta, with the Rev. Mel Farmer officiating. Those who wish may call at the funeral home one hour before the funeral service on Friday. Burial will be later in Plains Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Blind Work Association, 55 Washington St., Binghamton, NY 13901-3770 or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home of Oneonta.

Marie Barbara (Warken) Vancuren, daughter of Conrad Warken and Lucy Wagner, from Hockeit Diekiert Conton in Luxemberg. Marie was born in the family home on a farm in the Eddyside district near Buffalo Gap on Jan.30th 1914, she was the second child of a family of ten children. Four brothers and five sisters. Felix (Mable)Warken, Lawrence (Annie) Warken, Ida (Mike) Therens, Philup (Karen) Warken, Alvina (Bud) Muller, Norbert (Shirley) Warken, Frances (Louris)Kornum, Reta (Pete) Wiley. Marie was the first child born in Canada, her older sister Anna was born in Grenora ND. Anna and Marie started school together, neither of them being able to speak English, so school was a real challenge, Marie and Anna became very close helping each other, and remained so through out their lives. After completing her grade eight, Marie worked in Assiniboia, Sk. for a Mr. And Mrs Woods and family for a couple years, then had to go back to the farm to help her mother with the younger children after Annie married and moved back to Grenora ND. Marie started dating Jason Vancuren about 1928, they married at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Bengough on Oct.24th 1931; they started their married life on a farm in the Big Beaver district, where they continued to farm for 47 years, having fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls. Vivian V. Vancuren b. 1932 deceased 1932, Gilbert (Donna) Vancuren of Kamloops BC., Delores A.(Howard)Long of Helena MT. B., Beulah L.(Don) Bailey of Bengough,Sk., Geraldean M.(Gordon)Frizell of Moosejaw,Sk., Wesley B.(Lettyann)Vancuren of Courtenay,BC., Teresa S.(Duayne)Jensen of Regina,Sk., Timothy E. Vancuren of Maymont,Sk., Deanna M.(Ron)Johnson of Calgary AB>, Jerome J. (Margaret)Vancuren of Drayton valley AB., David D. (Maxine)Vancuren of Regina Sk., Perry J. Vancuren of Regina Sk., Carl F. Vancuren of Big Beaver,Sk., and Valerie M.(Dennis)Stordy of Calgary AB., In 1978 they rented the farm to the youngest son Carl and moved to Coronach,Sk. Where Marie became re-acquainted with her childhood friends, they enjoyed two years at the Happy Valley Lodge. In 1980 Jason (Jake) was having some health problems so they moved to Bengough to be closer to family. They rented for a couple years, then purchased a little house on First Ave. E. where Marie lived until Oct. 2001, then her health problems brought her to the Bengough Health Centre where she slept away peacefully, on Wed.Oct.22nd 2003. Marie loved to travel, they made a few trips to BC and AB, and many trips to the States, to visit family and friends, she enjoyed company and always tried to make friends with the home care workers who helped her before she went to the health Centre. After Jason’s passing in 1988, Marie purchased a Scooter which she called her Cadilac, and she enjoyed travelling with it to Church, painting classes, crafts and whist at the drop-in-centre and visiting friends and family. She was very strong in her faith in God, a determined, independent and a very lovable lady, who will be missed by all who knew her, She is predeceased by her Parents Conrad and Lucy Warken, her Husband Jake in 1988, her daughter Vivian in 1932, her daughter Teresa in 2000, her son-in-law Gordon Frizell in 1989, and son-in-law Duayne Jensen in 2003, Marie is survived by twelve children, thirty six grandchildren, forty three great grand Children, and ten great great grandchildren, four sisters and one brother, and many nieces and nephews. Marie’s funeral service was held at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Bengough,Sk., her burial at the Buffalo Gap Cemetery beside Jason and her daughter Vivian.

At Middletown on 15 last, Matthew Van Curen, died at 84 years and 4 months. Delaware Gazette, Apr 23 1845

Millard F Van Curen was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana on Nov 6, 1948, and died at Norwich, Kansas, May 31st, 1905, aged 56 years, 5 months, and 25 days. The I.O.O.F. Lodge took charge of the remains, and they were laid to rest in Clearwater Cemetery, June 2nd. Rev L B Myers conducted the funeral services at the Christian Church, of which the deceased was a leading member, and where his faithful attendance and wise counsel will be greatly missed. He was married to Sarah C Nace in Doniphan County, Kansas, July 4th, 1869. To this union were born five children, of which three still survive. Rosa O Spencer, James I, and Arthur. He laid his companion to rest on Dec 5th, 1878 at Oneida, Kansas, and on March 5th, 1879, was married to Lydia Ann Nace of Adams County, Ohio. To this union was born one son, Albert H, who still survives. In every respect, Mr Van Curen was respected for his uprightness of character, scrupulous honesty, and human sympathy, and had many friends who greatly mourn the loss of one who was always faithful to his friends never had an enemy.

Oliver D. Vancuren Feb. 23, 1913-Dec. 2, 2007 Oliver D. Vancuren, 94, of Harrison, Ark., passed away Dec. 2, 2007, at the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Harrison, Ark. Oliver was born Feb. 23, 1913, at Aurora, Ark., to William E. and Lue (Keeton) Vancuren. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Harrison. He resided in Ponca, Ark., before moving to Harrison in 1957. Oliver served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII from 1942 to 1945 in Casablanca, North Africa. Upon his return, he married Lois Clark on Dec. 1, 1945, who preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1989. He retired from Claridge Products in 1975. Oliver enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening. He loved his family and will be remembered for his kind, gentle spirit and his unwavering Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois Clark Vancuren; two brothers, Joe and Orbie Vancuren; a granddaughter, Jennifer Kristin Young; a grandson, Cameron Hall Vancuren; and his daughter-in-law, Rebecca Layman Vancuren. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Jamie Vancuren, Southwest City, Mo., Bill and Becki Vancuren, Avon, Colo., Arlin and Laura Vancuren, Tulsa, Okla., and Randy and Kellie Vancuren, Harrison, Ark.; daughters and son-in-law, Helen and Mike Fish, Harrison, Ark., and Jenny Stinchcomb, Prairie Grove, Ark.; a sister, Mildred Vancuren of Harrison, Ark.; grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Christen Vancuren, Ashley and Gary Morrison, Neely and Tommy Richardson, Ginny Vance and Justin Cato, Nate and Jennifer Stinchcomb, Natalie Stinchcomb and her fianc é, Justin Gregory, Will Vancuren, Ben Vancuren, Hannah Vancuren, Ian Vancuren, Austin Vancuren, Tyler Vancuren and Talon Vancuren; and five great-grandchildren, Luke and Gabe Vancuren, Ross Wilmoth, and Trey and Carly Richardson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the First Assembly of God Church in Harrison, Ark., Pastor Scott Davis officiating. Visitation will be open at Christeson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Harrison, Ark. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Staff of Hillcrest Home, Dr. Sam Scroggins, Dr. Blake Chitsey and Amanda Chitsey. Memorials may be made to: Parkinson’s Research Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste. 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018 or First Assembly of God Church Building Fund, 1329 W. Stephenson, Harrison, Ark. 72601.

Percy E. Van Curen GOSHEN--Percy E. Van Curen, 69 of 4 Golden Hill Ave., Goshen, died Tuesday at Arden Hill Hospital here. The son of Daniel and Charlotte Budd Van Curen, he was born Dec. 13, 1907, in New Bedford, Mass. He lived in the area for 50 years. Mr. Van Curen was a building contractor. He was the widower of the former Ethel M.Smith. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Bally of Goshen, three grandsons, an aunt and several cousins. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Donovan Funeral Home 82 South Church St. Goshen. The Rev. Douglas M. Glasspool will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown. Contributions may be made to Arden Hill Hospital. The Times Herald Record, Middletown, NY December 23, 1976

Royse Van Curen, 79, of Boise, died Thursday, Feb 10, 2000, at a Boise Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2PM Tuesday, Feb 15, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Services will conclude at the chapel and private burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Royse was born June 18, 1920 at Wilder, Idaho, the son of Bennie Royse and Jessie (Van Sickle) Van Curen. He grew up in Canyon County, spending much of his life around Lake Lowell. He graduated Caldwell High School in 1937, then served in the Army Medical Corps in World War II. He married Wilma Victoria Gregory on June 30, 1941 at Caldwell. His father had worked for the irrigation district and Royse followed his father’s footsteps, working as a laborer after World War II, eventually becoming timekeeper for Lake Lowell, and finally Watermaster. In 1959 he was transferred to Boise and promoted to Manager of the Boise Project Board of Control, directing irrigation over the entire valley, until his retirement in 1984. At that time he accepted a four year position with Seattle Power and Light as project manager for the Lucky Peak Power Project. He is survived by Wilma, his wife of 58 years; three children – sons Bruce and Douglas Van Curen, and daughter Sharon Mayerka, all of Boise; grandchildren, Randy, Helen, Lori, Amy, Lehi, Jacob, Aarin, and Morriah; great grandchildren, Mariah, Cale, Daniel, Kasey, and Michael. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Verlyn Van Curen; sister Georgia Foxx; and son Dale Royse Van Curen. Friends may call Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

Ruth Van Curen, Lake Lowell, died yesterday at a hospital in Caldwell. She was born Nina Ruth Smith, Labarge, Wyoming, May 18, 1923, daughter of James E and Avo Wright Smith. She married Robert Russell Van Curen at Caldwell, Mar 15, 1952. Surviving are 2 daughters, Barbara and Geraldine. Idaho Statesman, Oct 29, 2002

New York Herald, October 8, 1869: LAMENTABLE DROWNING CASUALTY.--For some time past Mrs. Sarah Van Curen, late of 158 Varick street, has been sick with brain fever, which at times has been so serious as to cause temporary aberration of mind. While thus suffering at one o'clock yesterday morning, Mrs. Van Curen arose from the bed where she had been sleeping with a little girl, six years of age, and proceeded to the pier foot of West Houston street, and was drowned. Seven or eight hours subsequently the body was recovered and identified by the husband of deceased. Coroner Schirmer was notified and gave permission for the removal of the remains to the residence of Wm. Van Curen, where an inquest will be held. Deceased was thirty years of age and a native of Ireland.

Source: Northern Indianan, Aug 11, 1870 Sarah J Van Curen On the 6th of July, Mrs Sarah J Van Curen died in Jasper Co, Missourri. She was born in Harrison County, W Va, Oct 5, 1830. She moved to this county in 1836 with her bereaved parents, Samuel and Rebecca Wamsly. Some 15 Years since, she, with her husband, William Van Curen, moved to Kansas (1851), at which place they remained during the border war and famine. About 3 years since, they moved to Missourri. She leaves a Husband and 8 children.

Shirley A. (Greenman) Vancuren Vancuren, Shirley A. (Greenman), age 70, homemaker, passed away on Tues, Dec 23, 2008. Visitation, 9am-Noon, Fri, Dec 26, Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, Graveside Service 1pm, Fri, Clearwater Cemetery. Preceded in death by her husband, Billy G. Vancuren; Survivors: stepson, Chip (Diana) Vancuren of Viola, stepdaughter, Janis (James) Riley of Wichita; brother, Chuck Greenman of Wichita; stepsister, Mary Ann (Laurence) Perry of Castor, La.; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Memorial: Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.

VANCUREN -- Talmage Theodore VanCuren, Jr. (Ted), 57, died suddenly on Friday, December the 6, 2002 while hunting for pheasant in Medford, Oklahoma, with friends including his beloved nephew, Rob Anderson and his very close friend, Pat Riley. He was a passionate outdoorsman and avid hunter and fisherman who spent vacations and holidays pursuing his love for sport with friends and family in his motor home as they traveled about the country. Ted was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on April 2, 1945. He was preceded in death by; his father, Talmage Theodore VanCuren and his mother Katheryn Elizabeth Young VanCuren. He is lovingly survived by his wife, Sallie Anne; and four children, Serena Anne Weh and her husband, Pete of Los Lunas, Celia Dawn Brown of Ocala, Florida, Kelli Marie VanCuren of Los Lunas, and Talmage Theodore VanCuren, III (Teddy) and his fiancé, Cynthia Mendoza of Belen. He also left behind three sisters, Pride Anderson of Dallas, Texas, Gay Davis and Faith Goad both of Carlsbad, New Mexico and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by those he held as most precious; his grandchildren Morgan, Austin, Eric, Trace, Christopher, Abigail, Tony and one on the way. Many others called him Dad or Grandpa and will miss him including; Jason and Kari Rizzo, and their children, Katie and Timmy, Shawna Paul and Alan Harrington. Ted served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star. He was honorably discharged in April 1970. Ted spent many years working in the construction industry as a site supervisor and was a master craftsman in his trade. In the spring of 1997, Ted rededicated his life to Christ and worked tirelessly to share his faith and passion for God with others. He was an active member of the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church. Ted served on the Board of Trustees and the Future Facilities Committee. He was recently appointed to the Staff Parish Relations Committee and was admired and loved by all who served with him in his discipleship. Services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road, with Pastor Dave Blackwell officiating. Pallbearers will be Talmage "Teddy" VanCuren, Rob Anderson, Pete Weh, Jason Rizzo, Steve Thompson, Allen Jameson and Alan Harrington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a memorial for Ted at Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road, Peralta, NM 87042 or to Parents Reaching Out, 1920 Columbia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Albuquerque Journal [Albuquerque, NM], December 11, 2002.

Thomas C. VanCuren Atlas Crankshaft retiree Thomas C. VanCuren, 60, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at his home at 427 Autumnwood Drive. He was born July 22, 1939, in Tiffin, to the late William C. and Helen T. (Ziegman) VanCuren. His wife, Emily (Renninger) VanCuren, whom he married Oct. 15, 1994, in Akron, survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Kristin VanCuren of Toledo and Karin VanCuren of Akron; two stepdaughters, Judy Mounts of Port Orange, Fla., and Jennie Nowak of Winter Park, Fla.; a stepson, Lee Davenport of Perrysburg; and five grandchildren. A sister, Charlotte Riester, is deceased. Mr. VanCuren retired in 1998 as an inspector from the Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria. He also worked as maintenance supervisor for Gilchrist Molding (Rubbermaid), retiring in 1999. A U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Spieger Grove (LSD 32), he had been involved in the invasion of Beirut, Lebanon. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Tiffin Moose Lodge 846. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Frank A. Murd will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans Council. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Calvert High School, Community Hospice Care or the donor's choice.

Virginia M. VanCuren Dec. 21, 1927-July 3, 2002 NORTH WEBSTER, Ind. — Virginia M. VanCuren, 74, 310 E. Madison, died at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday in Mason Health Care, Warsaw. She was born Dec. 21, 1927, in South Bend, to Walter and Mary Plonski. She married Duane VanCuren in 1947. He died in 1985. She was a lifetime area resident and homemaker. She was a member of North Webster American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and St. Adalbert’s Parish, South Bend. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Darr, North Webster; two sons, Wayne VanCuren, Syracuse, and Steve VanCuren, North Webster; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two brothers, Edwin and Harry Plonski, South Bend. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and two brothers. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel, Syracuse. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Greg Spry officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorials may be directed to Mason Health Care Activity Department.

At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, on September 9, 2011, Miss Vivian Marie Vancuren of Beaverdam, N.B. passed away two weeks before she was to be born into this life. Baby Vivian Marie is survived by her loving parents, Jake and Lucy (Lavoie) Vancuren and sisters Sarah and Valerie. She is also survived by her paternal grandfather Tim Vancuren (Linda); her maternal grandmother Jeannine Lavoie and her maternal great grandmother Dora Levesque as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no visitation and her funeral will be held privately in the intimacy of her family. Memorial contributions to the I.W.K. Health Center Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Bishop’s Funeral Home, Fredricton

Van Curen – William S Van Curen died at the home of Peter Flynn, this morning, of tuberculosis of the throat, from which disease he has suffered the last two months. He was aged thirty-nine years. He was born in Bethesda and came here about twelve years ago. He was formerly foreman of the Kildow Cigar Factory, but for several years he has operated his own factory on North Washington Street. He is survived by his wife and two children, Ola Marie and William Charles, one brother, O A Van Curen of Bethesda, and one sister, Mrs Harry Boroff of St Clairesville. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Tiffin News, Jul 17, 1905.

Wilma VAN CUREN, of Boise, passed away in her sleep Monday afternoon, August 4, 2003 at the age of 85. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 8 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell with Don Hardenbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Wilma Victoria GREGORY was born July 7, 1918 at Flint, Oklahoma, daughter of David Bell and Maude Pearl SIZEMORE GREGORY. When she was 2 years old, her family moved to Idaho, where she attended schools in Canyon County and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1936. After business school, she worked at the Canyon County Courthouse. On June 30, 1941, Wilma married Royse VAN CUREN in Caldwell. At the beginning of World War II, they lived for a time in Colorado while Royse was in the Army, but returned to Canyon County after his discharge. In 1958, they moved to Boise to the place they would call home for the next 42 years. For many years, home and family were her primary focuses. After raising her four children, she bought a local Cab Company, which she was actively involved in until her retirement in 1988. Wilma is survived by her 3 children, Sharon MAYERKA, Bruce VAN CUREN and Douglas VAN CUREN, all of Boise; a foster daughter Nipa MAPON of California; a foster son, Praving Pete TITUVANO of Thailand; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royse and son, Dale. Idaho Press-Tribune, August 7, 2003