Ilona Sophrona Casstevans
McCOOK DAILY GAZETTE, McCook, NE Feb. 15, 1941-

Ilona Sophrona Casstevens, daughter of Almon and Sophrona Dennis
Sparling, was born in New Corydon, Indiana on March 31, 1847 and departed
this life on February 10, 1941 at the age of 94 years.  On April 9, 1865
she was married to William C. Milbourn and to this union three daughters
were born. Two of whom survive her. Mrs. David Painter and Mrs. M A Mc
Carty, both of McCook,  who were with their mother at the time of her
death. [She was predeceased by her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ilona)
Townsend of Decatur Co., KS.]

She was united with the Christian church, which she attended regularly
until her illness.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist
Church in Lebanon, NE. with Rev. G A   Reed officiating. Burial was in
the Lebanon, NE Cemetery.

submitted by Diana Hart

Note:  Illona was married to Henry Johnson of Grant Twp, Decatur Co., KS
between 1875-1880.  She was living in Harlan Twp. by 1888.  The 1900
Census shows her living in Harlan Twp near her daughter, Ilona Townsend 
  ...having divorced Henry Johnson and using the surname of her first
husband, Milbourn.