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In Memoriam

| October/November 2002

William 'Bill' Bland, 82, of Benton, Ky., passed away Aug. 4, 2002. A Navy veteran and long distance trucker, Bill collected and restored gas engines and tractors.

His pride and joy was a 1935 IHC Fairway 12, serial number FOS1403, which he fully restored from a rust heap and turned into a showpiece. He was a charter member of Kentucky Chapter No. 24 International Harvester Collectors and International Harvester Collectors Worldwide.

Bill was an enthusiastic member, taking part in shows in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Louisiana. He will be sorely missed by his 'rusty iron buddies.' Submitted by Kentucky Chapter No. 24 IH Collectors.

Eldon W. Burley, 79, of Toledo, Ill., passed away July 8, 2002. He was born April 16, 1923, in Champaign, Ill., the son of Elmer and Wilma (Ellington) Burley. He married Gladys Starwalt on July 9, 1946 in Henderson, Ky.; she survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jerry and Larry Burley both of Toledo; one daughter, Mrs. Carol and husband Robert Markwell of Toledo; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren.

Eldon graduated in 1942 from Heyworth High School in Heyworth, Ill. He was a retired farmer and retired in 1985 from Cumberland Unit 77 as a bus driver and mechanic. He was a member of the Toledo Christian Church, and he and Gladys enjoyed restoring and displaying antique gas engines.Submitted by Gladys Burley, Toledo, Ill.


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