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   Omega Township, Marion County, Illinois


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        We are looking for photos of people and/or places from around Kinmundy & Alma.  Can you help?

Or maybe you have stories or memories from the "Good Old Days"?  What do YOU remember?

        The Kinmundy Historical Society would be honored to preserve your memories and stories.  We also have the

equipment to scan (or copy) your photos so that they may be enjoyed now as well as for generations yet to come!

        We would love to hear from you!  For more information, please contact: 


   Dolores (Ford) Mobley

                       208 Joan Dr.; Divernon, IL  62530; (217) 625-7527



            Gladys (Corrie) See

                                         408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731



        Check out this link for the Omega One Room School page! 

       This is a continuing project by a dedicated group of citizens to renovate the Omega School house.

         (See the newspaper articles below for more information.)     



Teachers from OMEGA SCHOOL District #84 (Omega twp.)


(1903-04)  Ella Shanfelt ($38)


(1910-11)   Miss Grace Hocker

(1911-12)   Miss Anna Engelbrecht


(1913-14)   Mrs. Ethel (Fyke) Kniseley



(1916-17)   John Kagy


(1919-20)   J.A. Kagy


(1930-31)   Byron E. Millican

(1931-32)   John L. Kinney




(1935-36)   Lena Baker

(1936-37)   Miss Jessie Long

            (Aug. 27, 1936)  Schoolroom has been newly decorated, and a nice flag pole erected


(1938-39)  Maxine Cox (married H.J. Barksdale)

(1939-40)  E.B. Catching


(1941)     Mrs. Ruby Linton

 (1942)    Mrs. Myra Simmons


(1943-44)  Mrs. Helen Millican

(1944-45)   Miss Audrey Fields

(Fall 1945)   Ben Millican (Aug. 23, 1945)

(March 1946)  See Millican (had just returned from serving overseas)


(1947-48)  See Millican

(1948-49)  See Millican

(1949-50)   See Millican




(1953-54)   Mrs. Marjorie Walkington

(1954-55)   Mrs. Marjorie Walkington  


(The above information was gathered from "The Kinmundy Express" articles, school photos, County Directories of School Teachers, and information from those who had attended school there.)





Omega School; 1914


Omega School; Omega twp., Marion Co., IL; Ethel (Fyke) Kniseley, teacher 1914

Back Row: Mary Chapman, Opal Walkington, Launa Marlow, Clay Simer, Agnes Marlow, Donald Marlow, Eva (Beard) Alderson,

Hollis Baker

Third Row: Thamer Simer, Bessie Chapman, Cecil Swally, Wayne Schooley, Bertha Beard, 

Ethel (Fyke) Kniseley - teacher, John See, Irene Cheeley, Faye Beard, Mildred Cheeley

Second Row: Zola Millican, Ethel (Knisley) Jenkins, Donna Millican, Velma Marlow, Opal Henneman, Eva See, Florence Hemmeman, Donna Decker

Front Row: Cleo Copple, Frank Bosley, Jason Chapman, Johnnie Baker, Frank Simer, Clarence Southward, Noble Decker




Omega School; Omega twp., Marion Co., IL; Bertha See - teacher; ca1939

Back Row: Glen Schooley, Paul Cheeley, Lloyd Childress, Neva Millican, Georgarette Kniseley, Inez See, Hilda Millican

Middle Row: Lorene Childress, Carl Millican, Audrey Fields, Bertha See - teacher; Bill Monical, Leroy See, Mary See

Front Row: Paul Waggoner, Francis Boston, Carl Fields, Harold Millican, Marie Parrish, Carl Waggoner, Katherine Arnold




Omega and Brown Schools; Omega twp., Marion Co., IL; Bertha See & Paul Monical - teachers; ca1930s



Omega School; Omega Twp., Marion Co, IL; Mrs. Ruby Linton teacher; 1941

Back Row: Marvin Young, Clyde Wagoner, Bill Jenkins, Eugene Fields,  Elbert Prather, Eugene Baker, Bob Marlow, Ted Marlow, Carroll Lewis and Chester Lewis.

Front Row: Geneva Eblin, JoAnn Fields, Mary Jo Wantland, Betty Lou Simer, Lavern Crutchfield, Margaret Millican, Herma Jean Lewis, Betty Wantland, Hilda See,

                   Hazel Jean Prather and Ella Mae See.



Omega School; Omega Twp., Marion Co, IL; Mrs. Myra Simmons teacher; 1942

Back Row: Chester Lewis, Ted Marlow, Carroll Lewis, Vivian Rose, Eugene Baker, Lavern Crutchfield, Hilda See, Bill Jenkins.

Front Row: Keith Wimberly, Bob Marlow, JoAnn Fields, Marie Mulvaney, Hazel Jean Prather, Betty Lou Simer, Geneva Eblin, Don Eblin, Erma Jean See, Herma Jean Lewis.



Omega School; Omega Twp., Marion Co, IL; See Millican teacher; 1949

Back Row: Frank Brandenberry, Bill Wantland, Keith Wimberly, Jean See, Francis Wantland, Bobby Lewis, Russell Wagoner, See Millican - teacher

Middle Row: George Arnold, ___________, Elsa (Arnold) Osborne, Patsy See, Nancy Marlow, George Eblin, Charles Jones

Front Row:  Carolyn Rose, Sandra Jenkins, __________, Ronnie See, Kathryn Wagner, Shirley (See) Geiler, Exie (Arnold) Martin



"Salem Times-Commoner" - Salem, IL; May 7, 2010

The sign marking the spot of the Omega School, Omega, Marion Co., IL (Oct. 2011)

Omega School, Omega, Marion Co., IL (which later served as the townhouse) - Oct. 2011

("The Salem Times-Commoner" - Sept 3, 2014)

("The Salem Times-Commoner" - Sept. 10, 2014)


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