4513. Carolyn Grace Barkley was born in 1935 in Table Grove, Fulton Co., Illinois.
Carolyn Grace Barkley and Forrest O. Newcombe were married in 1953 in Ipava, Fulton Co., Illinois. Forrest O. Newcombe was born on 22 July 1929 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.1719 He died on 17 December 2005 at the age of 76 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois.1719 He was buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, McDonough Co., Illinois.1719 Blandinsville Star Gazette, Blandinsville, Illinois, January 4, 2006:
Forrest O. Newcombe, 76, Macomb, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb. He was born July 22, 1929, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Ernest and Eunice (Mueller) Newcombe. He is survived by one daughter, Michelle S. Rossmiller, Macomb; four grandchildren, Jeremiah Newcombe, Justin, Thea, and Quentin Rossmiller; one daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Newcombe, Chicago; and two sisters, Mary Kay Gragg, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Judith Ann Stuart, Kansas City, Kan. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Newcombe; and two grandchildren, Zachary and Margaret Ann Rossmiller. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force at Chanute Air Force Base from 1950-1953. He retired from the Physical Plant at Western Illinois University. He was a member of the Wichita Kansas Albert Pike Lodge #303 AF & AM and also Ipava Order of Eastern Star #226. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Macomb. Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital in Chicago. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Grace Barkley and Forrest O. Newcombe had the following children:
Carolyn Grace Barkley and Walter Cedric "Sonny" Van Order were married in 1985 in Vermont, Fulton Co., Illinois. Walter Cedric "Sonny" Van Order was born on 9 February 1932 in Schuyler Co., Illinois.1720 He died on 4 December 2005 at the age of 73 in Astoria, Fulton Co., Illinois.1720 He was buried in Ipava Cemetery, Ipava, Fulton Co., Illinois.1720 Walter C. “ Sonny” Van Order
Walter C. “Sonny” Van Order, 73, Vermont, died at 4:15 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Astoria Gardens, Astoria. He was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Flatwoods Neighborhood, NW of Vermont, Schuyler, Co., the son of William Walter and Christine (Chenoweth) Van Order. He married Carolyn Barkley Newcombe, June 29, 1985 in Vermont. She survives. He is also survived by one stepdaughter, Michelle (Joseph) Rossmiller, Macomb; one stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Lou Newcombe, Chicago; four step-grandchildren; and one aunt, Mildred Van Order Clauson, Peoria. He was preceded in death by one stepson, Michael Newcombe; and one half-sister, Ann Meyers. He was a bar manager for the Carroll Rankin American Legion Post #26 of Vermont. He was a 20 year Navy Veteran, retiring in 1971. He was a member of the Carroll Rankin American Legion Post #26 of Vermont, where he was a past Commander and was currently serving as Adjutant. He was a lifetime member of the Lewistown VFW Post 5001. He was a member of the American Bowling Congress for over 30 years and went to the National ABC Tournaments for over 20 years. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 with Military rites provided by Carroll Rankin American Legion #26 of Vermont. Burial was at the Ipava Cemetery, Ipava. Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, 331 South Main, Virginia, Il. 62691. Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria was in charge of arrangements.
Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Illinois Dec. 10, 2005
Walter Cedric Van Order was his given name. Sonny was his nickname. Nobody, but family, ever knew him by his given name. And nobody, including family, ever referred or called him by his given name. He was Sonny to everyone who knew him.
(eMail from AG9Y on 18 Jun 2008)