Obituary information links the Stuches, Gillette, Cooper, Chesnut, Paustates, Zarasky, Zeldonis and Banich families:
Catherine Cooper, 85, was born in Cantrall, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Stuches Gillette. She was employed for several years by Winch & Heimbracher Floral Designs. Preceding her in death were her husband, Anthony W. Cooper, four brothers, three sisters and one grandchild. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Virginia) White of Anoka, Minn., four sisters Mrs. Ann Chesnut, Mrs. Margaret Linges, Mrs. Josephine Apblett, and Mrs. Helen Webb, all of Springfield, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Dated 2/21/83
James J. Chesnut, 72, of 2713 S. Glenwood Ave., was the son of Joe and Anna Gillette Chesnut. He was employed at Sangamo Electric for 33 years, retiring in 1973, and was a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was preceded in death by his father. Surviving are his wife, Ruth A. (Zarasky), three daughters: Mrs. Robert (Linda) Fitzsimmons of Omaha, Mrs. Dale (Susan) Nevings of Carrollton, Texas, Mrs. Thomas (Sally) Herter of Auburn, as well as his mother, Mrs. Anna Chesnut of Springfield, one sister, Mrs. Marcella Paustates of Waterloo, Iowa, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, and burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Dated 3.26/84
John Paustates, 56, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Springfield, was the son of George and Anna (Zeldonis) Paustates. He was the former owner of Medical Arts Laboratory in Wateroo. A graduate of the Gradwohl School in St. Luis, Mr. Paustates was also on the Unviversity of North Iowa Health Center staff. He was survived by his wife, Marcella (Chesnut); three daughters, Mrs. Pamela Seegmiller, Mrs. Marie Hauptly, both of Waterloo, and Miss Marcy Paustates, at home. He was also survived by four grandchildren, his mother, and sister Mrs. Frank (Frances) Banich of Springfield. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Dated November 23, 1973.