Obituaries - Claude J. McCANCE
Who: Claude J. McCance, 72, of Bushnell. Died: 6:58 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1988, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. Funeral: services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Wilder officiating. Burial: military rites in Bushnell Cemetery. Born: September 8, 1915, in Bushnell Township. Parents: Claude and Grace Scott McCance. Married: Lulu Gamble in 1939; she died in 1947. Married: second marriage to Pearl Sauers, March 20, 1949, Bushnell; she survives. Survived by: son, Bernard McCance of Coal Valley; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Gene, Glen and Gaylord, all of Bushnell; seven sisters, Doris Ritchie of Chaicago, Inez Ruark of Galesburg, and Josephine Sorrells, Helen Suter, Nola Avery, Theda Trout, and Peggy Williamson, all of Bushnell. Preceded in death by: an infant daughter and two brothers, Wendell and Kenneth. History: general foreman for Creve Coeur Co.; was employed by Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing; retired from the Bushnell Tank Co. in 1982; army veteran of World War II; member of the Bushnell I.O.O.F.
Contributed by Eileen Harper Worthington