Apr. 2, 1897 Garden Plain Whiteside County Illinois, USA
Jan. 15, 1968 Sterling Whiteside County Illinois, USA
CLIFFORD LEE BRIGHTMAN 71, 408 4th Ave., Rock Falls, was dead on arrival at Community General Hospital, Monday (15 January 1968).
Mr. Brightman was born April 2, 1897, in Garden Plain, the son of William and Myrtle Crider Brightman.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. James R. (Bernice) Thirtyacre, Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, Lloyd Brightman, Erie; three half-sisters, Mrs. Perry (Lulu) Dew, Rock Falls; Mrs. Eunice Loftus, Dixon, and Mrs. Ella Kennedy of Albany, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents, one brother, Francis and one sister, Mrs. Emma Dew. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Sterling.
Funeral services will be on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Mortonson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Sterling, officiating. Friends may call at the Allen Fuenral home after 3 p.m. on Wednesday The burial will be in Garden Plain Central Cemetery.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 16, 1968 - Tuesday, pg. 2