Hattie L. Fairchild
Hattie L. Fairchild, 100, of Waltonville died 7:30 p.m. 
March 20, 2006, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center. 

Mrs. Fairchild was born June 17, 1905, in Scheller to 
Issac Thomas and Allie (Wells) Nowland. She married 
Willard Fairchild Nov. 7, 1927, in Mt. Vernon; he preceded 
her in death Nov. 22, 1997. She was a homemaker, a 4-H leader 
for many years, a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Waltonville, 
a member of Royal Neighbors of America Lodge in Waltonville, 
a member of the Universalist Church in Waltonville, a member 
of Jefferson County Home Extension and a member of Waltonville 
Prairie Historians. Mrs. Fairchild also started the Sunshine 
Center in Waltonville. 

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Newell Funeral Home 
in Waltonville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at 
Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, with the Rev. Elaine Bush 
officiating and burial following at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

Mrs. Fairchild is survived by a daughter, Ruth E. Laur of Waltonville; 
three grandsons, David Laur and wife Janice of Waltonville, Dale Laur 
of Waltonville and Jerry Dean Laur of Centralia; three granddaughters, 
Jo Ann and husband James Gossett of Mulkeytown, Shirley and husband 
Michael Nadolski of Nashville and Mary Kay Pyszka of Tilton; 11 
great-grandchildren, Jayma Gossett Mueller and husband Eric, Kimberly 
Gossett Mays and husband Jeremy, Lindsay Gossett, Kris Laur Hodge and 
husband Brian, Traci Laur Devine and husband Charles Leon "C.L.", 
Cheryl Laur Devor and husband Mike, Rhiannon Laur Berkemeier and special 
friend Keith Sheeler, Joseph James Laur, Melissa Nadolski Hopfinger and 
husband Greg, Melinda Nadolski Bock and husband Mike and Mandy Lynn Langa 
and friend Roland Rheude; 15 great-great-grandchildren, Derek Mueller, 
Katilyn Mays, Kourtney, Shawn, Kody Hodge, Dylan Devine, Makabe Devor, 
Arron Nelson, Justin Winchester, Gage and Mackenzie Berkemeier, Jacie 
Hopfinger, Madison and Malayna Bock and Matilyn Rheude; four stepgreat-
grandchildren, Ed and Shawn Gossett, Jason Speakman and Jeff Lind; and 
several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, 
Walter and Harmon Nowland; two sisters, Myrta Newbury and Maggie Reynolds; 
a granddaughter-in-law, Jamie Laur; a great-grandson, Charles Nadolski; 
great-great-grandsons Tryston Rowland and Garrett Devor; and step-great-
grandsons Justin Speakman and Todd Lind. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to VNA Tip Hospice or Mt. 
Vernon Memorial Gardens and will be accepted at the funeral home or may 
be mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 505 E. Main St., Waltonville, IL 62894. 
For more information, you may call Newell Funeral Home at 279-7272 or 
visit on-line at for on-line obituary and 
on-line condolences. 

Date: 23 Mar 2006   
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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