Here is the information you requested:
From Cemeteries of Brown County, Illinois
Mt Sterling City Cemetery, pp 206, 219, 225, 258
John W. Bates 13 Jul 1833 30 Mar 1905 son of William H. & Mary Ann (Price) Bates
Louisa J. Fry wife of John W. Bates, 15 Jun 1834 4 Sep 1909
Vivian Louisa dau. of Minnie Bates 18 Jun 1917, age 4m. Vivian is listed as granddau. Of John and Louisa.
_____ Bates 3 Dec 1880, age 39 y
Joseph McCabe 4 Feb 1808 17 Feb 1886, b. in Dauphin Co, Pennsylvania
Mary E. Fry, wife of Joseph McCabe, 16 Sep 1823 23 Dec 1891, b. in Harrison Co., Kentucky
Sarah Frances McCabe, dau. of Joseph and Mary McCabe, 2 Oct 1857, age 1 y, 1 d
Clarissa J. McCabe, 1849 1925
John A. McCabe, 1858 1937
Minnie Grover, wife of John A. McCabe, 1867 1928
Kate McCabe, wife of Will Hersman and dau. of Joseph and Mary McCabe, 3 Dec 1855 25 Feb 1951
Will Hersman, 27 Nov 1855 20 Jun 1904
Mt Sterling Catholic Cemetery, pp 159, 174, 179, 183, 184
Michael Bates, 1864 1940
Dora Ridder, wife of Michael Bates, 1864 1948
Fred B. Bates, son of Michael and Dora Bates, 1888 1949
John B. Bates, son of Michael and Dora Bates,1900 1962
Jane I. Bates, dau. of Michael and Dora Bates, 1898 1970
Emma Bates, dau. of Michael and Dora Bates, 1887 1935, wife of Jesse E. Salrin
Jesse E. Salrin, son of Justin and Barbara Salrin, 1878 1962
John Thomas Salrin, son of Jesse and Emma Salrin, [no dates]
Doretta Salrin, dau. of Jesse and Emma Salrin, [no dates]
Mary Bates, dau. of Michael and Dora Bates, 1890 1920, wife of Lawrence Mayhall
Lawrence Mayhall, 1890 1963
Infant dau. of Lawrence and Mary Mayhall, 1917
Katherine Bates, dau. of Michael and Dora Bates, 1895 1969, wife of Walter Worster
Hersman Cemetery, pp. 142, 148
Henry Hersman, 7 Dec 1878, age 92 y, 15 d, [There is a small history of him with family relationships. Ill send it if you want it.]
Elizabeth Fry, wife of Henry Hersman, 9 Sep 1859, age 69 y , 1 m
Mary Turner, wife of E. Glenn Hersman, 1892 1972, [No other entry for E. Glenn Hersman]
George T. Hersman, son of J. J. and M. J. Hersman, 19 Mar 1879, age 2 y, 5 m
Henry Hersman, 18 Jul 1851 4 Sep 1891
Elizabeth Hersman, dau. of George and Rebecca Hersman, 20 Sep 1849, age 2 y, 5 m
The Versailles Area Genealogical and Historical Society has a project where they are collecting all the obituaries from the newspapers as far back as there are newspapers to collect from. You can contact them for help. They are understaffed and a little short of time and money but I think you may get a response. You can contact them on their website at: http://vaghs.tripod.com/. If you can afford it, subscribe to their newsletter and that may encourage them to respond faster.
For deaths after 1917, you can request the death certificates from the state. They have a searchable database too. You can go to that at: http://www.ilsos.net/GenealogyMWeb/idphdeathsrch.html
Dear Laurie and Ken,
I want to THANK YOU for your quick response to my inquiry!! The info is great.
I have another request to make. I didn't make it the other day because I was over the name limit. So I would appreicate your help again.
On the Bates family, all these appear on page 206: John W., Louisa, M.J., William, and Vivan. A Michael Bates appears on 159.
On the Hersman Family, all these appear on page 142: Elizabeth, Henry, E. Glen, Elizabeth, and George T.
And I'm going to give you my request on the McCabe family which appear on page 225: Joseph, Mary F. (FRY), Minnie, Sarah, John A., and Clarissa J.
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Do you know anything about obtaining a copy of obits from the library there?
THANK YOU again and have a wonderful day.