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Joseph A Young
died: February 23, 1943
Joseph A. Young died Tuesday In Macomb
Joseph A. Young, 69, a native of Oakland township, where his early life was spent, and where for several years he was engaged in the mercantile business in Ray, passed away Tuesday morning at the St. Francis hospital in Macomb, after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at the Dodsworth Funeral home in Macomb, Thursday at 11:00 a. m., with burial in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery at 2:00 p. m.
In early manhood Mr. Young was married to Miss Minnie Ashwood, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ashwood of near Ray. She preceded him in death in September, 1923, leaving an only daughter, Leona, who is now the wife of Ivan Swearingen of Industry. Several years later Mr. Young was married to Mrs. Edith Jewison of Macomb, who survives.
Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by a grandson and a granddaughter, and one sister, Mrs. Nola Aten, of Vermont.

Joseph W. Young
Rushville Times, March 3, 1943
Funeral services for Joseph W. Young, a former resident of Rushville, who passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Macomb, Tuesday of last week, were held Thursday forenoon at the Dodsworth Chapel in Macomb, with Rev. C. C. Nording officiating. Burial was in the Ashwood family lot in the Rushville cemetery.
Deceased was born October 19, 1873, to John and Almira (Lovell) Young. On February 9, 1898, he was married to Minnie Ashwood, who passed away September 3, 1923. To this union was born a daughter, Mrs. Leona Swearingen, who survives.
On June 27, 1929, he was married to Mrs. Edith Jewison, who survives. Deceased was 69 years, 3 months, and 27 days old at the time of his death.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nola Aten, of Vermont. He was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Justine Stocton, William, Eli, Oscar, George, Marion, and John Young; and the following half-sisters and half-brothers: Olive, Porter, and Flora Young, Diantha, Kerr, and Sarah Stroops.

Margaret Anna Justice/Justus Young
February 1893
Mrs. Ann Justice Young
Mrs. Porter Young whose critical illness was mentioned in last week's Eye, died at her home in Eldorado, 10 miles west of this city, Sunday night, Feb. 12, 1893. She was conscious almost to the last and at the very earliest period of her illness, which was scarcely more than a _____, seemed perfectly aware of her impending death and advised with husband and friends relative to the care of her little ones after she would be taken away. Mrs. Ann Justice Young was a kind hearted, noble minded Christian woman, and though she lived but 41 short years, her life was in every particular, worthy of emulation. She was essentially a home woman, devoted to husband, family and friends. She died with the blessed assurance and unwavering faith in the promises of Jesus Christ.
She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her death, who have the sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at her late home Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1893, Rev. Meade of Industry officiating.


Died, Sunday, Feb. 12, at her home in Eldorado, 7 1/2 miles west of Vermont, Mrs. Ann Young, in her 41st year. Ann Justice was born Feb. 14, 1852, was married to J. P. Young March 23, 1876. Five children were born to them, 3 sons and 2 daughters, 4 of whom are living. By her death the community has sustained the loss of a kind neighbor. She was a loving and faithful wife and a kind and gentle mother. The bereaved friends have the sympathy of the community. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Mead of Industry, after which the remains were interred in the Chockley cemetery.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair <Blaquilt@macomb.com> Granddaughter


Willis Young
After an illness of nine months, Willis Young died at his home in Doddsville, Ill., Saturday, Dec 31, 1910 at the age of 30 years, 1 month and 15 days. The cause of death was tuberculosis. Deceased was born in Eldorado township, McDonough Co., Ill., Nov 16, 1880. He was the oldest son of James Porter, and Margaret Ann Young. His mother preceded him in death some 18 years ago. On Nov 18, 1902 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Cook, of Oakland township, Schuyler Co., and to them
were born two sons, Gurnie Farris, aged six years and Willis Verl, aged sixteen months.
Deceased was highly respected, and a loving and faithful husband and father. Besides his wife and children he leaves a father, step mother, two brothers and two sisters, all living near Doddsville, Ill, and a host of ..........

Note: The rest of the obit was not included. I do have an abstract to post that my g'father, Edward Young wrote in a story about his life. Willis and Edward were brothers, Willis was my great-uncle.
My brother, Willis, was farming the Dood's farm down by Doddsville and he asked me what I would take to work for him. I told him that Orrie was getting $25 per month and that was what I would like to have. He said OK, he would give me that and I hired out to him. Along that summer Bert Messmore came down from Macomb. He was in charge of renting the farm. He had been to see Willis who had been sick most of the summer but wanted to rent the place for another year. Mr. Messmore came out to the field where I was working and asked me if he did rent to Willis and if Willis was not able to farm, would I take over the farm and see that it was farmed. I told him I would and I worked the year through for him and shucked 80 acres of corn by myself by hand.
I was going with Anna Standard all of that summer. On December 24, 1910 we were married and took over the farm for the next year of 1911. About a week after we were married, on December 31, 1910 Willis passed away from tuberculosis.
Submitted by Kathleen (Stoneking) Cooper in Rantoul, IL
Willis Young died at his home in Doddsville Saturday, December 31, 1910, aged 30 years, 1 month and 15 days. The cause of his death was tuberculosis from which he had suffered for about nine months. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church at Doddsville, Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment was in Chockley Cemetery in Eldorado township.
Deceased was born in Eldorado township, McDonough county, November 16, 1880 and was the eldest son of James Porter and Margaret Ann Justus Young, his mother preceding him in death some eighteen years ago. On November 18, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie E. Cook, daughter of Henry and Rebecca Cook of Oakland township, Schuyler county. To this union was born two sons - Gurnie Farrist, aged 6 years, and Willis Vearl, age 16 months. Deceased was highly respected by all who knew him and was a loving and faithful husband and father. Besides his wife and children he leaves a father, step-mother, two brothers, and two sisters, all living in the Doddsville area and one sister deceased.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, Niece

Willis Verl Young
1969
Willis Verl Young Dies at Age 59
Canton - Willis V. Young, 59, a retired International Harvester Co. Employee of 1904 E. Chestnut St., was dead on arrival at 10:20 a.m. yesterday at Graham Hospital after being stricken at home.
Services will be announced by Murphy Memorial Home.
He was born in Industry Aug. 19, 1909, the son of Willis and Jennie Cook Young, and in Peoria May 25, 1935, he married Clydell Robertson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Spec. 5 Gary K. Young, with the U.S. Army in Germany; and a brother, Gurney Young, and a sister, Mrs. Opal Anderson, both of Canton. A son preceded him in death.
Mr. Young was a World War II veteran.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, Cousin - Verl was a carpenter built the Young addition on the east side of Canton.


Death of Robert Pruett
Macomb Dailey Journal, July 21, 1937
Told Mrs. G. S. Hillyer of Macomb, her daughter, Lois and son-in-law William Roudebush of Rushville, Jake Waymack of Raritan and Charles Waymack of Macomb had returned from attending the funeral of Mrs. Hillyer's father, Robert Pruett at Coffeyville, KS.


Lola M. Chenoweth Rauch
Rushville Times, March 14, 2001, page 13, column 3
Eagle Publications, March 8, 2001
Lola M. Rauch, 90, of Macomb, died at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born April 9, 1910, in Farmers Township, Fulton County, the daughter of William and Dollie (Swise) Chenoweth. She married Oscar Willard Rauch Dec. 14, 1929, in Lewstown. He died Feb. 19, 1989.
She is survived by one brother, Harry (Mae) Chenoweth, Macomb; four nephews, Dean (Sharon) Chenoweth, Macomb, Ross (Murly) Chenoweth, Canton, Eugene (Barbara) Huffman, Springfield, and Dwight Chenoweth, Albuquerque, N.M.; and seven nieces, Virginia (Duane) Chipman, Good Hope, Freida (James) Morris, Sciota, Norma Jean Clanin, Pekin, Grace (Charles) Hoagland, Albuquerque, N.M., Vera Turner, Smithfield, Marjorie (Kenneth) Stevens, Good Hope, and Marta Bingham, Santa Anna, Calif. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Lee Rauch, four brothers and three sisters. A homemaker, she was a member of Ipava United Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were Friday, March 9, 2001, at Ipava United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb, or to her church. Shawgo Memorial Home, Ipava, was in charge of arrangements.


Dean A. Ritchey
Rushville Times, January 2004
Dean A. Ritchey
Dean A. Ritchey, 50, Macomb, formerly of Rushville, died at 6:04 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 21, 1954, at Culbertson Hospital, Rushville, the son of Robert R. "Bob" and Florence (Beirman) Ritchey.
He is survived by his mother, Macomb; two brothers, James Ritchey, Macomb, and Dennis Ritchey, Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Linda Davis, Alexander, Karen Taylor, Rushville, and Peggy Lyttaker, Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Barbara Trone. He worked for several area painting contractors.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the Sugar Grove North Cemetery, north of Rushville, with the Rev. Robert Kirkham officiating. Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.

Otis Church
Death of Otis Church
Macomb paper, 31 Jan 1922
Otis Church, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Church, who died age 35 years and 26 days. He was born at Astoria, IL. Survived by brothers John and Roy and sisters Mrs. Will Derry, Astoria, Mrs. Clara Williams of Bushnell and Mrs. Ed Crowe of Macomb. A brother Charles and a sister Nora are deceased. Burial at Old Macomb Cemetery, west of town.


Jefferson Welch
Death of Jefferson Welch
December 6, 1883
Macomb Journal told of four adults who died in the past week.
Jefferson Welch, one of the oldest settlers of McDonough Co., died at his home north of Colchester, in Emmet Township on Friday, 30th of Nov. after a long lingering illness. He settled on the farm on which he died before 1835. He married a sister of Thomas Calwell, Esq. of this city and was the father of quite a family. His wife survives him. Buried in Argyle cemetery.

Jefferson Welch
Macomb Journal, December 6, 1883
Jefferson Welch, one of the oldest settlers of McDonough County died at his home north of Colchester in Emmet township on November 30th. He came to McDonough County before 1835. He married a sister of Thomas Caldwell of this city and was the father of a large family. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. His wife survives. Burial was in the Argyle Cemetery.


John Willis
Death of John Willis
December 6, 1883
Macomb Journal told of four adults who died in the past week.
John Willis died quite suddenly at the residence of John D. Walker Tuesday night. He had been working in the field and complained of being very sick and went to the house. Has lived in Macomb the past forty years or more, and never married, was probably sixty years old, was a sober, quiet, inoffensive, hard working man and made his living by day's work. Funeral today.


Cassie Ann Harding Adkisson
Rushvile Times, July 16, 1908
Death of Mrs. Cassie Adkisson
Mrs. Cassie Ann Adkisson, sister of William Harding of Rushville Township, died at her home in Industry Township on Wednesday, aged 76 years.
Funeral services were held on Friday morning at the family residence. Interment in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Deceased was born August 30, 1832 in Schuyler County and was the daughter of Aaron and Nancy Harding.
She married J. N. Adkisson {Joseph Newton Adkisson}; October 21, 1856, now deceased. She is survived by these children: W. F. {William Frank} of Industry, Clara C. Sheik of Stockport, Iowa, Mary M. and A. A. {Aaron Arthur} who live at home, J. H. {John H.} of Baravia, G. E. {George Edward} of Stockport and T. M. (Thomas} of Libertyville , Iowa.

Joseph Newton Adkisson
died: October 24, 1903
Rushville Times, October 29, 1903
Death of J. Newton Adkisson
J. Newton Adkisson died suddenly at his home, three miles southwest of Industry, Saturday morning about 4 o'clock. He had been in Industry on business the day before and was apparently in good health when he retired. About midnight he was taken ill and grew worse rapidly and before the family realized that his condition was serious he was dead.
Mr. Adkisson was a well-known farmer in Industry and had many friends in Schuyler. He was the brother-in-law of William Harding, who resides north of town and Mr. Harding, C. L. DeWitt and J. W. Whitson, accompanied by their wives, attended the funeral on Monday. The deceased was 70 years of age. He leaves seven children. They are Frank of Industry, Thomas and Arthur of Industry township, John of Iowa, Mrs Clara Sherk and Ed of Bardolph, and Miss Maggie, who lives at home.


Lorena B. Morrell Agans
Died: August 05, 1979
Rushville Times, August 1979
Mrs. Lorena B. Agans, 60, of Macomb, formerly of Schuyler Co., died Sunday at Culbertson Memorial hospital in Rushville.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 pm. at the Roby Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Prochnow officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
She was born in Camden township in Schuyler county Sept. 5, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Sarah Clayton Morrell. She married Chester R. Agans in Palmyra , Mo., June 28, 1941; he died Dec. 12, 1959. She was a member of the Bethany church near Rushville. She is survived by one daughter {Norma Jean} of Macomb and one brother, Lloyd Kenneth Morrell of Camden.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Roy.


Wayne E. Agans
Eagle Publications, January 25, 2001
Wayne E. Agans
Wayne E. Agans, 66, a resident of the Macomb Senior Living Center, Macomb, died at 3:03 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born May 14, 1934, in McDonough County, the son of Earl and Florence King Agans. He is survived by two daughters, Crystal (Cameron) Junkin, San Diego, Calif., and Jennifer Hicks, of Texas; three sisters, Frances Phares, Macomb, Pauline Canavit, Rock Island, and Gladys (Bob) France, Industry; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Edward (Betty) Agans, Bushnell; two stepdaughters, Becky Creasy, LaHarpe, and Debbie Keener, of Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gerald, in infancy, and Robert.
Wayne had live in Florida, Oregon and Illinois. He moved to Monmouth, where he was the city inspector and where he owned his own electrical business. He owned O'Shagren's Restaurant in Industry during the late '80s.
Cremation rites were accorded. Private family graveside committal of ashes were held Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Doddsville Cemetery. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lucinda Caster Ashcraft
died: January 11, 1894
Rushville Times
Mrs. Richard Ashcraft died at her home in Bushnell a few days ago. Her Remains were brought here and interred in the Pittenger cemetery. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her.
Note: Mrs. Richard Ashcraft is Lucinda Caster, daughter of Conrad and Catherine Owens Caster, born 1836.

Marjorie Maxine Robinson Aten
Eagle Publications, July 29, 2004
Marjorie M. Aten, 82, Macomb, died at 1:49 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born July 30, 1921, in Bethel Township, the daughter of Elva and Inez Faye Miller Robinson. She married Roscoe Aten Oct. 6, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives.
She is also survived by one son, Larry (Louise) Aten, Jasksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Janet (Richard) Strader, Marietta; nine grandchildren; Rusty (Michelle Strader) Torman, Kendal (Melissa Strader) Watkins, Steve (Cassi) Aten, Steve (Sheryl Aten) Sell, Jed (Shanna) Aten, Bill (Lory) Aten, Tom Aten, Helen Aten, and Dan Aten; one granddaughter-in-law, Jana Strader; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Norma Toland and Betty Herche, both of Rushville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Monty Strader and one sister, Louise Scott.
She lived all of her life in McDonough County. She was a homemaker and worked with Roscoe on the farm. She was an active member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church and the Tri-County Saddle Club until it disbanded. She was also a member of the Rolling Rivers Camping Club.
Services were held Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Betty Coffey and Althea Alton officiating.
Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


Russell Edwin Aten
Eagle Publications, January 27, 2005
Russell E. Aten
Russell E. Aten, 85, Bushnell, died at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Ray, the son of Archie O. and Lora (Frye) Aten. He married Constance L. Kee March 16, 1946, in Industry. She survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Gwen Quick, Galesburg, and Karen Grimm, Davenport, Iowa; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anita Sauder, Clearwater, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He was a member of the Bushnell United Methodist Church, and a 50 year member of the Masons. He farmed in the area for many years and later worked as a mechanic for Wrestler Implement Co., Bushnell, and Fayhee Implement Co., Prairie City. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with the Rev. Trisha Chapman officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the funeral home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.


James Rudolph Billingsley
Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 30, 2003, page 15, column 1
James R. "Rude" Billingsley, 82, of Huntsville, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Nov. 30, 1920, in New Salem Township, McDonough County, to the late Clarence and Gladys C. Morris Billingsley. He married Birdie Cameron May 20, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.
She survives, along with a daughter, Rosemary Hamm (husband Ronald) of Peoria; a daughter-in-law, Linda Billingsley of Huntsville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, C. E. Billingsley of Rushville, Morris Billingsley of Camden, Don Billingsley of Industry, and Wayne Billingsley of Athens; and three sisters, Rosalie Morrell of Camden, Betty Etter of Rushville, and Barbara Taylor of Burlington, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clarence Ira "CI" Billingsley; a sister, Lucille Finch; and three brothers, Lester, Harold and Robert Billingsley.
Rude was a lifelong farmer. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force Corps in World War II, where he was a radio operator and ball turret gunner on a B17 with the 8th Air Force. He flew 30 missions and received the Distinguish Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters and the European/African /Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal.
Private funeral services were held on Monday at the Huntsville Cemetery with Rev. C. W. Reneker officiating. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of the services. Schuyler American Legion Post 4 conducted military rites Sunday at the funeral home.

Eagle Publications, May 13, 2003
James R. "Rude" Billingsley, 82, Huntsville, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1920, in New Salem Twp., McDonough Co. the son of Clarence and Gladys C. (Morris) Billingsley. He married Birdie Cameron May 20, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Rosemary (Ronald) Hamm, Peoria; a daughter-in-law, Linda Billingsley, Huntsville; seven grandchildren, Ronald Hamm Jr., Thomas Hamm, Heather Hamm, Terri Redenius, Jennifer Billingsley, Greg Billingsley and Brian Billingsley; nine great grandchildren; four brothers, C. E. Billingsley, Rushville, Morris Billingsley, Camden, Don Billingsley, Industry and Wayne Billingsley, Athens; three sisters, Rosalie Morrell, Camden, Betty Etter, Rushville and Barbara Taylor, Burlington, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clarence Ira "C I" Billingsley; a sister, Lucille Finch; three brothers, Lester, Harold and Robert Billingsley.
He was a lifelong farmer.
He was a Staff Sergeant Amy Air Force WWII where he was a radio operator and ball turret gunner on a B-17 with the 8th Air Force. He flew 30 missions and received the Distinguish Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters and the European/African/Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal.
Private funeral services were held on Monday at the Huntsville Cemetery with the Rev. C. W. Reneker officiating. Burial followed.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to the American Heart Association.

Peoria Journal Star, April 27, 2003, Page: B06
James Billingsley
Huntsville - James R. ''Rude'' Billingsley, 82, of Rural Route 1 died at 2:10 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born Nov. 30, 1920, in New Salem Township, McDonough County, to Clarence and Gladys C. Morris Billingsley, he married Birdie Cameron on May 20, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Rosemary (and Ronald) Hamm of Peoria; four brothers, C.E. of Rushville, Morris of Camden, Don of Industry and Wayne of Athens; three sisters, Rosalie Morrell of Camden, Betty Etter of Rushville and Barbara Taylor of Burlington, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Clarence ''CI,'' one sister and three brothers.
He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran, serving as a staff sergeant, radio operator and ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber with the Eighth Air Force. He flew 30 missions and received several medals.
He was a lifelong farmer.
Private graveside services will be at Huntsville Cemetery on Monday. The Rev. C.W. Reneker will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, where military rites will be accorded at 6 p.m. by the Schuyler County American Legion Post 4.


Cyril "Cy" E. Blackburn
Eagle Publications, April 4, 2002
Cyril E. Blackburn, 91, of Macomb, formerly of Brooklyn, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born on October 18, 1910 in Brooklyn the son of the late Edgar and Etta (Stucker) Blackburn. He married Reatha Reeves an August 4, 1934 in Eureka and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gene and wife (Rose) and Jim and wife (Sally Jo) all of Brooklyn; three grandchildren, JoAnn Billingsley and husband (Dennis), Mareia Azbell and husband (Kerry), and David Blackburn and wife (Denise); 11 great grandchildren, Jaime, Ryan, Chris, and Jaci Billingsley, Jenna, Traci, and Jordan Azbell, Marcie, James D., Shelbie and Jaynie Blackburn. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister and two grandsons, Steve and Mark Blackburn.
He attended Brooklyn Grade School and High School and graduated from Augusta High School. He was a lifelong farmer in the Brooklyn area. He was a member of the Brooklyn United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. He first joined the Brooklyn Masonic Lodge A.F. A.M. then later transferred his membership to the Camden Lodge #648 A.F. A.M. He was a member of the Masonic lodge for over 50 years. He served on the board of the Agricultural Soil and Conservation Service. He also served on the Brooklyn School Board and Schuyler Unit 1 School Board.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002 at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church with the Reverends Dixie Croxton and Bill Hesseldenz officiating. Burial was followed in the Brooklyn Cemetery


Connie June Snyder Draper
Eagle Publications, January 20, 2005
Connie June Snyder Draper, 61, Sanford, N.C., formerly of Macomb, died Saturday Jan. 15, 2005, at her home.
She was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of the late Virgil and Virginia (Hillyer) Snyder.
She is survived by three sons, Eddie (Kelly) Draper, Carthage, N.C., Chuck Draper, Sanford, N.C., Randy (Tammy) Draper, Sanford, N.C.; one daughter, Cindy D. Amezquita, Durham, N.C.; one sister, Carol Lehman, Colchester; two brothers, Sonny Snyder, Henderson, Nev., and Bud Snyder, Rock Island; two stepbrothers, Dwight Snyder and Leroy Snyder; one stepsister, Rene Graves, all of Illinois; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 22, 2005 at Blackburn Cemetery, Brooklyn, Ill.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Leota F. Phelps Fitzjarrald
Eagle Publications, October 5, 2004
Leota F. Fitzjarrald, 83, Colchester, died at 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
She was born May 11, 1921 in St. Mary's, Hancock County, the daughter of Vernon E. Phelps and Hattie (Florence) Powell. She married Homer W. Fitzjarrald, Oct. 22, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington. He survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ray, Jr., Keith, and Russell Phelps; and two sisters, Esther Tones and Alice Phelps.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by four daughters, Marilyn (Robert) Whitford, Colchester, Judy Day, Colchester, Barbara (Steve) Steinhour, Carthage, Brenda (Chris) Hance, Macomb; 10 grandchildren (8 grandchildren and 2 stepgrandchildren): Brad and Brookelee Whitford, Tennessee, Sherry Whitford, Colchester, Russ and Rita Schoonover, Bearsden, Scotland, Rodney and Marie Schoonover, Colchester, Randy and Marlene Hoke Schoonover, Industry, John and Debbie Peterson, Tacoma, Wash., Peggy Peterson, Carthage, Andrea Hance, Tempe Ariz., Preston Steinhour, Hamilton, Chance Steinhour, Carthage; six great-grandchildren, Mindy Akers, Sophie and McKenzie, Whitford, Darren, Daniel, Dannielle, Chris, Ryan, Caitlyn, Kelsie, and Kylie Schoonover, Paige Wilson, Jade Rae Peterson, Amanda and Nathan Peterson, Zoie Stienhour.; two sisters, Irene Lantz, Colchester, Delores (Neil) Hodges, Colchester.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, flowers and her family. She was a member of the Fandon Christian Church. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004.
Jones' Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Jesta Mae Springer Fowler
Eagle Publications, June 21, 2001
Jesta Mae Fowler, 94, a resident of the Prairie City Nursing Center in Prairie City, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the nursing center.
She was born May 4, 1907, in McDonough County, the daughter of Charles and Bell Roudebush Springer. She married Henry Clay Fowler in August 1928 in Macomb. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1959.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Novy, Elkart, Ind.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Helen Springer, Colona. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bradford Lee Fowler; her twin brother, Justus Springer; two sisters; and two other brothers.
Jesta graduated from Western Illinois Teachers College in Macomb in 1926, and taught in Brooklyn Township for many years. She last taught in Huntsville. She lived her early life in Schuyler County and later in McDonough County. She moved to the Everly House in Macomb and then moved to Prairie City Nursing Center in 1997.
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth, with the Rev. Lon Springer officiating.

Peoria Journal Star, June 19, 2001, Page: B05
Macomb - Jesta Mae Fowler, 94, formerly of Macomb, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Prairie City Nursing Center in Prairie City, where she was a resident. Born May 4, 1907, in McDonough County to Charles and Bell Roudebush Springer, she married Henry Clay Fowler in August 1928 in Macomb. He died May 2, 1959. She also was preceded in death by one son, Bradford; three brothers; and two sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Carol Novy of Elkhart, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A 1926 graduate of Western Illinois Teachers College in Macomb, she taught in Brooklyn Township for many years. She last taught in Huntsville. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth. Lon Springer will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.


F. Pauline Pollock Foxall
Eagle Publications, May 24, 2001
F. Pauline Foxall, 82, of Macomb, died at 10:08 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born in Doddsville on May 4, 1919, to William and Nell Lowderman Pollock. She married Ray O. Foxall on Nov. 27, 1946, in Macomb. He died on Feb. 6, 1970.
She is survived by: one son, Ron Foxall, Macomb; five daughters; Linda (Fred) Smith, Bushnell, Judy (Roy) Johlfs, Macomb, Rita (Glen) Vos, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Nancy Rittenhouse, Macomb, and Diana (Vincent) White, Macomb; two stepsisters, Eleanor Shirrell and Olive Coker, both of Macomb; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Karl Pollock.
She had lived in Macomb most of her life where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church for more than 50 years. She was a homemaker and cleaned offices and homes. She worked as an activities supervisor for the McDonough County Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Revs. Gordon Jones and Chuck Peterson officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


LaVesta Belle Bartlett Garrison
Eagle Publications, March 29, 2001
LaVesta Belle Garrison, 88, of Macomb, died at 6:50 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Appleton, Ark., to Wesley Dealon and Allie Rachel Almond Bartlett. She married Theodore Garrison July 13, 1935, at Dover, Ark. He survives.
She is also survived by one son, Jack Bartlett (Kerri) Garrison, of Kearney, Neb.; two danghters, Cynthia Stiffler, Macomb, and Mary Ellen (David) Dannels, Lake Villa; one brother, Theron Bartlett, Russellville, Ark.; one sister, Doyle Estelle Parnell, Searcy, Ark.; six grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and an infant daughter.
Mrs. Garrison was educated in the Russellville, Ark., public schools, Arkansas Polytechnic College, and Ouachita Baptist College. Although she taught in several Arkansas public schools in her early life, she preferred, after she had children, to devote her attention to her home, her family and her church.
She moved to Macomb with her family in l 960 when her husband joined the faculty of Western Illinois University. Despite graduate studies in library science, she never sought employment or a career of her own but continued to devote herself to service to her family and her church. She was a 40-year member of the First Baptist Church of Macomb, where she held different offices and continued active in American Baptist Women's work until the time of her death. Funeral services were held at Monday, March 26, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Macomb. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Russellville, Ark. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Verna Belle Crum Hay
Eagle Publications, May 24, 2005
Verna Belle Hay, 91, Macomb, died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born June 2, 1913, in Ray, the daughter of William Thomas and Gertrude Mable (Ashwood) Crum. She married Virgil Hay June 1, 1940, in Macomb. He preceded her in death May 20, 1989.
She is survived by one son, Ron (Sue) Hay, Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Verjene Hay, Springfield; two grandchildren, Michelle (Mike) Dannell, and Kim (David) Denney; and five great-grandchildren, James Matthew Dannell, Megan Emily Dannell, Laura Elizabeth Denney, Alys Katherine Denney, and Henna Camille Denney. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Crum; and two sisters, Mabel Markword and Helen Goldsborough.
She graduated from WIU with bachelor and master's degrees. She taught school in Schuyler County and Macomb for 42 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of McDonough County Unit 25 Chapter of Retired School Teachers and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Women and the Acts 29 Prayer Group.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Smith. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 22, 2005, from 5-7 p.m. at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Note: Not mentioned is her twin, Virgil Dell Crum, who died at birth; and 2 twin brothers, died at birth.


Harry C. Henderson
Eagle Publications, June 7, 2001
Harry C. Henderson, 96, Macomb, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born March 12, 1905, in Scotland Township, McDonough County, to Charlie and Agnes McMillan Henderson. He married Ethel Cox in Scotland Township on March 20, 1931. She died on April 20, 1990.
Harry is survived by two daughters, Elise (Charles) Henderson and Harriet Oblak, both of rural Macomb; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. He was a lifelong resident of McDonough County, where he worked as a farmer and as a self-employed electrician. He was a long time member of the Camp Creek Presbyterian Church and, most recently, a member of the Macomb Church of Christ. He was also a member of the McDonough County Farm Bureau.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Collis Trone officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.


Pheoba Fern Frakes McCullum Hoing
Eagle Publications, June 21, 2001
Pheoba Fern Frakes McCullum Hoing
Pheoba Fern Frakes McCullum Hoing, 89, Macomb, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the Macomb Senior Living Center. She was born Jan. 5, 1912, in Schuyler County, the daughter of John W. and Pheobe B. Stoneking Frakes. She first married Earnest McCullum; she then married Alvin Hoing. Both are deceased.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Flora Gilbert; three brothers, Warnie Frakes, Wesley Frakes and Harry Frakes; and two half brothers, Ray Frakes and Ellis Scott. She worked at McDonough District Hospital and Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at the Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Larry Abbott officiating. Burial was in Stoneking Cemetery. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Stephen R. Martin
Eagle Publications, March 8, 2001
Stephen R. Martin, 87, Macomb, died at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 19, 1913, in Paw Paw, the son of John B. and Bessie Cale Martin. He married Ruby F. Ehrhart May 10, 1935, in Rushville. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Stephen K. Martin, Torrance, Calif., Paul Martin, Garden Grove, Calif., and Gale Edmund Martin, Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Elaine Folsom, San Dimas, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Ursula Poi; three brothers; and one sister.
He served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1949. He taught school in Jacksonville, Macomb, Nauvoo and Brimfield. He also taught in California.
Graveside services and burial were Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Abbott officiating. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Albert Leroy Kreps
hand dated: Jan 6, 1960
Bushnell - Albert L. Kreps, 75 of 1098 Crafford St., Bushnell, a retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at his home.
He was born in Fulton County May 10, 1884, attended rural schools there and was married to Mabel Knott at Prairie City, Jan 1, 1908. Mr. Kreps was a member of the Methodist Church at Prairie City, and a former member of Modern Woodmen of America. He had lived in Bushnell since 1940.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Verna at home, and Mrs. Alberta Danner of Adair; a brother, Harry of Bushnell and four sisters, Mrs. Eva Behrent of Sturgis, S. D., Mrs. Lilly Harris of Little Falls, Minn., Mrs. Lula Becktel of Roseville and Mrs. Sadie Hendel of Avon.
Funeral services will be Sunday 15 2 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home, with the Rev. V. F. Chaffee officiating. Burial will be in Prairie City. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday morning. The family will receive callers Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Stone Inscription: Kreps Albert L 1886-1960 married Jan 1, 1908 Mabel R 1887-1978


Mabel Remina Knott Kreps
Mrs. Mabel R. Kreps, 90, of 1098 Crafford St., Bushnell, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, March 31, 1978, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb where she had been a patient the past week.
She was born in McDonough County on Sept. 16, 1887, the daughter of David and Julia VanVelsor Knott and married Albert L. Kreps Jan 1, 1908, at Prairie City. He died Jan. 6, 1960. She attended Prairie City schools and was a member of the Bushnell United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kreps is survived by two daughters, Miss Verna Kreps of Bushnell and Mrs. Alberta Danner of Adair; and one sister, Mrs. Vera Copeland of Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, and one sister who died in infancy.
Services were held Monday at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell with Rev. Paul Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Prairie City Cemetery.
Note: Stone Inscription: Kreps Albert L 1886-1960 married Jan 1, 1908 Mabel R 1887-1978


Verna I. Kreps
Bushnell - Verna I. Kreps, 87, of 1098 Crafford St. died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Prairie City Nursing Center in Prairie City. She was born Sept 9, 1912, in Avon to Albert and Mabel Knott Kreps.
Surviving are several cousins. One sister preceded her in death.
She had worked for Mickleberry Processing Plant in Bushnell for several years.
Grave side services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie City Cemetery. The Rev. Martha Scaff will officiate. Calling hours will be after 2 p.m. today at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home.
Note: Stone Inscription: Verna I Kreps Sept 9, 1912-Jul 31, 2000


Lloyd S. Moore
Rushville Times, February 20, 1985
Services for Lloyd S. Moore, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., a former resident of Macomb and Rushville, who died February 7, in Scottsdale, Ariz. were conducted February 9 in the Community Christian Church in Mesa. Burial was in Phoenix, Arz. Memorial Park.
He was born April 26, 1907 in Rushville. He was a car salesman for Brown Motors in Macomb until retiring and moving to Mesa. He was active in the Macomb Maple Avenue Christian Church.
He married Margaret Rebman. She survives. Surviving also are five sons, Herbert L. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Dr. Allen E. of Dayton Ohio, Neal E. Blandinville, Larry D. of Galsburg, and Mike of Phoenix; 12 grandchildren: two step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Francis L. and a grandson.


Ardella J. Nelson Ritchey
Eagle Publications, July 27, 2004
Ardella J. Ritchey, 71, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born January 7, 1933, in Colchester, the daughter of Carl H. Nelson and Beatrice L. Vawter. She married Bennie L. Ritchey April 29, 1950, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son, Benny (Jeannie) Ritchey, Colchester; seven daughters, Janet (Frank) Alexander, Colchester, Sherry (Don) Hightower, Prairie City, Marie (Charles) Johnson, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nurita (Steve) Wrolstad, Caprenteria, Calif., Vickey (Lowell) Melvin, Galesburg, Bonnie Lotz, Macomb and Ginger (David) Carey, Macomb; 20 grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; four brothers, Leonard Nelson, Colchester, Floyd Nelson, Scappoos, Ore., Lloyd Nelson, Blandinsville and Gary Nelson, Colchester; six sisters, Louisa Stallings, Pasco, Wa., Beatrice Ann Adams, Mountain View, Ark., Linda Rice, Belvidere, Rosalee Kennedy, Colchester, Izella Switzer, Colchester and Alabama Shallenberger, Colchester. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Thomas.
She was a homemaker, full time mother and a member of the Fandon Christian Church.
Services were held Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. Algie Peterson officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.


Dorothy Allene Wright Robinson
Eagle Publications, October 14, 1999
Dorothy Allene Robinson, 92 of 100 W. Jefferson, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at LaHarpe.
She was born near Ipava on Aug. 16, 1907, to Della Logan and Mary Pearl Elliott Wright.
She married C. Emory Robinson at Monmouth on Jan 31, 1925. He died on Feb. 14, 1988.
Survivors include son Jim of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters Mrs. Don (Marjorie) Johnson of Lombard and Mrs. Don (Peggy) Bellomy of Industry; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Jean Sale of Canton.
Preceding her in death were son Bob, brothers Carroll and Don Wright, and sister Betty Fuller.
Mrs. Robinson lived most of her life in Macomb where she was a homemaker and member of the McDonough County YMCA Senior Center. Services were Monday in the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home at Macomb with Chaplain Ron Green officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


Nell "Nellie" Windsor Robinson
died: November 13, 1982
Rushville Times, November 24, 1982
Rites Held in Colchester For Nell W. Robinson
Funeral services for Mrs. Nell W. Robinson, 78, of Colchester were held Nov. 16 in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Robert Gridley officated. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Mrs. Robinson, a lifelong resident of Colchester, and retired school teacher and librarian, died at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 13 at McDonough District hospital.
She was born May 17, 1904, at Colchester, the daughter of Thomas and Jane McClure Windsor. She was a member of the Colchester First Christian Church OES, Colchester Past Matron clpb, Retired Teachers association and Colchester Home Extenion. Mrs. Robinson attended Colchester high school and graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb. On Feb. 8, 1929, she married Charles W. Robinson. He died Dec. 14, 1971, and later she married Elva Robinson Jan. 21, 1973. He died July 13, 1974. Surviving are step-daughters, Louise Scott of Galesburg, Marjorie Aten of Macomb and Norma Toland and Betty Herche, both of Rushville; 12 step-grandchildren; 26 step-great grand-children; and one step-great-great-grand child.


Olaf Aaron Robinson
Rushville Times, December 7, 1950
Aaron Robinson, 93, Died, At Blandinsville Friday
Funeral services for Aaron Robinson, 93, of Macomb, who died at the Newland nursing home in Blandinsville were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Guinea church. Rev. Toliver officated and interment was at the Cox cemetery.
Mr. Robinson had been ill about two years and had been at the nursing home several months. He was a retired farmer who went to Macomb in 1947. He was born in Schuyler County and resided at Brooklyn before going to Macomb. He was born May 13, 1857, to John W. and Hannah (Pruitt) Robinson and was one of a family of 15 children. He was married Dec.25, 1883, to Martha Cox, who is now deceased. He is survived by three children, Lorenzo Warren Robinson of Beardstown, Clarence Wilson Robinson of Galesburg, and Mrs. Effa Mabel Berry of Macomb, two sisters, Mrs. Lurinda Johnson and Mrs. Lucinda Brough of Brooklyn. He was a member of the Methodist church for about 60 years.
Note: not mentioned is daughter, Sylvia Ethel Robinson Butterfield, who died August 6, 1928.


Glenn H. Russell
Eagle Publications, November 25, 1999
Glenn H. Russell, 86, of Adair, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital at Macomb.
He was born on May 12, 1913, in McDonough County, the son of George and Mary Renner Russell. He married Eileen Young on Aug. 18, 1934, at Industry. She survives.
Survivors also include son Richard (Jane) Russell of Adair; daughter-in-law Donna Russell of Indian Head Park, Ill.; grandchildren Marcy (Rodd) King of Plano, Texas, Linda (Dan) O'Neill of Macomb, Julie (Mike) Benstent of Willow Springs, Ill., Todd (Shelly) Russell of Macomb, Chad (Dorvea) Russell of Adair, and Dr. Eric (Yvonne) Russell of Quincy; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Rodney, great-grandson Cody Russell, brother Ghlee and sister Bertha Vail.
Mr. Russell was a farmer in the Adair area all of his life. He loved family, farming and his horses. He also loved to express his opinion about John Deere tractors and Ford vehicles. He was a 50-year member of Industry Masonic Lodge 327, a 50-member of Quincy Consistory and a member of the Shrine - Mohammed Temple at Peoria. He was a member of the National Trotters Association and past board member of McDonough County Soil and Water, Federal Land Bank, McDonough County FHA and the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Board.
Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home at Macomb with Marshall Litchfield officiating. Burial was in Vance Cemetery near Industry. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday until time of services. There will be no family visitation.


Frances E. Caspall Rutledge
Eagle Publications, October 14, 1999
Frances E. Rutledge , 92, of 1212 Madelyn Ave., Macomb, died at 1:51 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in the Elms Nursing Home at Macomb.
She was born Oct. 11, 1906, in Scotland Township to Fred and Bessie McKinnon Caspall. She married Ray Rutledge on Feb. 11, 1925, at Macomb. He died on Jan. 10, 1966. She also was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Survivors include sons Marvin and Robert both of Adair; sister Jeanette Coker of Macomb; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A lifelong resident of McDonough County, Mrs. Rutledge was a member of the Bardolph Methodist Church, McDonough County Home Extension, Home Economics Club of Adair, McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary, Grandmothers Club and the Bushnell Rebekah Lodge. Services were Monday in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Shumaker officiating.
Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens at Macomb.


Zelma Aten Teel
Eagle Publications, Macomb, Illinois, October 8, 2004
Zelma Teel, 89, Macomb died at 1:30 a.m., Tues. Oct. 5, 2004, at her home.
She was born June 2, 1915 in Camden, the daughter of Guy and Mabel (Nixon) Aten. She married Willard Teel, Jan. 15, 1933 in Carthage. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1999.
She is survived by three sons, Roger (Esther) Teel, Monmouth, Robert Teel, Holdenville, Okla., David (Tammy) Teel, Macomb; eight daughters, Barbara Houston, Galesburg, Rose (Richard) Padilla, Galesburg, Ann (Buster) Guest, Shamrock, Texas, Sue (Lynn) Carey, Camden, Karen (Charlie) Bateman, Shamrock, Texas, Joyce (Charlie) Gallegos, Perryton, Texas, Janice Pearson, Perryton, Texas, Vickie (Marlin) Wilcox, Perryton, Texas; many grandchildren including Melissa Teel, whom she raised; many great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; one brother Donald (Kay) Aten, Milan; three sisters, Marie (Robert) Carroll, Beardstown, June Bolin, Milan, Erma Chandler, Milan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Willard Teel; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; four brothers; and three sisters. Zelma had lived several years in Monmouth and the rest of her life in the Vermont and Table Grove area. She had taken care of the elderly in her home and had worked at several area nursing homes; she retired in 1973. Zelma had attended the Assembly of God Church, Macomb.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday Oct. 8, 2004 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Chuck Peterson officiating.


Cline Hayes Toland
Eagle Publications, January 13, 2005
Cline H. Toland, 81, Industry, died at 9:56 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, in Macomb.
He was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Bethel Township, McDonough County, the son of Orlando and Phoeba (Hayes) Toland. He married Cecil Pauline Bubb in Macomb. She preceded him in death Oct. 19, 1966. He then married Hazel Price Bainter March 9, 1968, in Industry. She survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Becky (K. Joe) Lawyer, Industry and Debbie Harries, Watseka; two sons, Chuck (Debbie) Bainter, Industry, and Steve (Jill) Bainter, Macomb; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, Clyde (Evelyn) Toland, Industry; and one sister, Nita (Howard) Moon, Macomb.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson.
He lived in McDonough County all his life and farmed here for 63 years. He was Industry Township Supervisor 32 years. He served on the McDonough County Board. He served in the Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre from 1945-47. He was a member of the Macomb American Legion Post #6, Macomb Elks Lodge #1009 and the Macomb VFW.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with Scott Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Industry Cemetery.
Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.

James Ingram Toland
Eagle Publications, December 11, 2003
James Ingram "Jim" Toland, 57, Plymouth, died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Macomb, the son of Kenneth "Shorty" and Mary (Bishop) Toland. He married Phyliss Ann Grim on Jan. 10, 1969, in Macomb. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Mya Hope Clark, Macomb; one grandson, Scott Knowles, Macomb; two half-brothers, Tom Rutledge, Colo. and Billy Aten, Tennessee; two half-sisters, Marie Macombs, Oak Harbor, Wash. and Betty Canavit, Macomb; one aunt, Mrs. Don McCleary, Bushnell. He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-sister, Janelle.
He was a farmer and was employed at Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester. He was a 1963 graduate of Plymouth High School. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was a member of the Macomb VFW and Plymouth American Legion Post #912. He was a Vietnam War Army Veteran. He served in the Army from Jan. 15, 1964 to June 3, 1973. While in Vietnam he received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge and Vietnam service and Campaign Ribbon.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in the Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth, with the Rev. Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial with Military Honors by Macomb VFW Post #1921 was in Round Prairie Cemetery near Plymouth.
Memorials may be made to the Round Prairie Cemetery Assc. Hamilton Funeral Home, Plymouth, was in charge of arrangements.
NOTE: His stated parents are named incorrectly. His mother was Mary E. Toland, daughter of Ingram Toland and Sylvia Dugger. Jim's obit states Kenneth "Shorty" seeming to give his surname as 'Toland'. Kenneth "Shorty" E. Bishop is the correct name. See obits of Mary E. Toland Canavit Aten Bishop and Kenneth "Shorty" E. Bishop on Genealogy Trails Schuyler County, Illinois.


Terrie Lee Trone
Rushville Times, September 16, 1948
Trone Infant Buried Wednesday Afternoon
Committal services for Terrie Lee Trone, who died a few minutes after birth at Phelps hospital, Macomb, Monday morning were held at the graveside in Ridgeville Cemetery, Browning Township, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. , Rev. M. P. Ingram of Industry, officated. The child was a daughter of Donald O. Trone and Ruth (Hillyer) Trone, of Industry. She is survived by a small brother, Alan.


Mary Ruth Ritchey Yeast
Rushville Times, September 18, 1991
Ruth Yeast formerly of Rushville died September 12, 1991, in Tempe, Ariz. Mary Ruth Yeast was born January 19, 1908, to Fred D. and Nora (Ashwood) Ritchey. She taught school for several years in Schuyler County.
On May 1, 1935, she was married to Donald Yeast of Macomb, Ill.. To this union was born two children: Lynn Mitchell of Rancho La Costa, Calif., and Gary Yeast of Warsau, Wisc.
She is survived by her husband, two children, James and Lisa Mitchell of California, and her sister, Mabel Anderson of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ivan Ritchey, and her sister, Hazel Roudebush.
Services for Ruth were held Monday, September 16, 1991, at Arlington Heights, Ill.


Kenneth E. Bishop
Eagle Publications, July 22, 1999
Kenneth E. "Shorty" Bishop, 69, of 21090 U.S. 136, Adair, died at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born July 28, 1929, in Warren County, the son of Herman and Icie (Smith) Bishop. He married Mary Toland on Oct. 29, 1960, in Lewistown. She died June 22, 1999. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Dan (Betty) Canavit of Macomb, Mrs. Gary (Marie) McCombs of Oak Harbor, Wash., Mrs. Dave (Gina) Martens of Colchester; sons, James Toland of Plymouth, Tom Rutledge of Kansas, Billy Aten of Colchester; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Alice Bishop of Macomb; several nieces and nephews and half-brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother James Bishop; sister Irene Harding; an infant brother and sister.
Mr. Bishop was a farmer and had lived in Blandinsville, Macomb and Adair. He was a member of the Laborers Local No. 231, Peoria. Graveside services were held Friday, July 16, in Chockley Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Note: All children mentioned are possiblly not his natural children. All children are mention as children of wife, Mary E. Toland (see her obit) and mentioned in James "Jim" Ingram Toland's obit (see his obit).

Mary E. Toland Canavit Aten Bishop
Eagle Publications, July 1, 1999
Mary E. Bishop, 71, of 1002 W. Main St., Bushnell, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. She was born on June 28, 1927, in McDonough County, the daughter of Ingram and Sylvia Dugger Toland.
She married Edgar Canavit. He preceded her in death. She later married Albert Aten, who preceded her in death. She later married Kenneth "Shorty" Bishop. He survives. Survivors include daughters: Mrs. Dan (Betty) Canavit of Macomb, Mrs. Gary (Marie) McCombs of Oak Harbor, Wash., Mrs. Dave (Gina) Martens of Colchester and Christina Aten of Roseville; sons: James Toland of Plymouth, Tom Rutledge of Kansas and Billy Aten of Colchester; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Mrs. Don (Myrtle) McCleery of Bushnell; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, daughter Janelle Dean, and sister Mae Howell.
Mrs. Bishop had lived most of her life in McDonough County. She was a member of the Macomb Eagles Club and the Macomb VFW. Graveside services were Tuesday in the Chockley Cemetery near Industry, with Chaplain Ron Green officiating.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of the arrangements.
Note: See obits of Kenneth "Shorty" E. Bishop and James "Jim" Ingram Toland.


Sally Jo Mills Barsi
Eagle Publications, April 22, 1999
Sally J. Barsi, 67 of 1111 W. Adams St, Macomb died Friday, April 16, 1999 at 7:20 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1931 in Rushville to Theodore R. and Josephine Berg Mills. She married Lawrence J. Barsi on Oct. 4, 1962 in Kahoka, Mo. He died Dec. 22, 1990.
She is survived by her mother: Josephine of Rushville, IL; one son, Marty (Virginia) Barsi of Colchester, Ill; one daughter, Jolyn Barsi of Boca Raton, Fla; two grandchildren, Tera and Michael Walters; and two brothers; William T. Mills of Peoria, IL and James B. Mills of Tucson, Az. Her father preceded her in death.
Mrs. Barsi received an associate degree in arts from Stephems College and Bachelor of Science in education from Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb, the Macomb Country Club, and Hawaii Yacht Club. She had owned the House of Bottles in Macomb since 1967.
Services were Wed. at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


Raymond K. Bartlow
Eagle Publications, January 25, 2005
Raymond K. Bartlow, 85, Macomb, formerly of Littleton passed away at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1920, in Golden, the son of the late Harley and Lena Black Bartlow. He married Alleyne Caldwell Sept. 7, 1943, at Stewart Field, West Point, NY. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Richard (Cathy) Bartlow, East Peoria, Keith (Susan) Bartlow, Grandview, Texas; two daughters, Kathy (Steve) Santos, Los Angeles, Calif., Cynthia (Gary) Sibley, Prophetstown; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; one brother, James H. (Minne) Bartlow, Rushville; one sister, Mary Busby, Rushville; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Bartlow, Harrison, Ark. and Cecelia Bartlow of Crockett, Calif. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harlin, Harold and Delbert Bartlow.
He was an Army veteran of W.W. II, serving from Oct. 15, 1941 to Dec. 8, 1945 including 15 months in the European Theater. He received three Bronze Battle Stars.
He graduated from Rushville High School in 1938 and graduated from Gem City Business College, Quincy. He was a bookkeeper in Canton, Mo. and worked at International Harvester in Rock Island, before entering the Army. After his discharge he worked as a bookkeeper and parts manager for Gillenwater Ford Motor Co., Rushville. He later worked as a petroleum truck salesman for Schuyler-Brown FS for 20 years and then farmed for several years until retiring.
He was a member of the Littleton Baptist Church, Schuyler American Legion Post #4, and Schuyler Co. Farm Bureau.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Littleton Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Caldwell officiating.
Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Schuyler American Legion Post #4 conducted military rites.
Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Fern Imogene Mason Blackwell
Eagle Publications, April 6, 2004
Fern Imogene Blackwell, 81, Bushnell, formerly of Henry, died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2004, at her residence.
She was born March 31, 1923, in Williamsfield, the daughter of Otha Sam and Georgia W. (Schooling) Mason. She married John R. Blackwell Aug. 10, 1941, in Chillicothe. He preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1999.
She is survived by one son, John R. (Priscilla) Blackwell, Jr., Corona, Calif.; one daughter, Dawn Marie (Greg) Schiller, Santa Clarita, Calif.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eutopia Jane Kaiser, Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Naomi Grace Weisner, Lake Havasu, Ariz. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sparland. She enjoyed dressmaking, quilting, cooking and gardening.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, 2004, at the First Baptist Church, Sparland, with Pastor Mike Rotman officiating.
Burial was at the LaPrairie United Presbyterian Cemetery, LaPrairie Center.
Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.


Wayne H. Bryan
Eagle Publications, March 9, 2000
Wayne H. Bryan, age 80, of 643 North Edwards Street, Macomb, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at 7:44 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born May 7, 1919, in Fulton County to Leonard and Mary Hoyle Bryan. He married Leta Robeson Naylor Feb. 7, 1954, in Macomb. She died December 17, 1993.
He is survived by three sons, William Robinson and Carl Naylor, both of Macomb and Robert Naylor of Canton; four brothers, Gene Bryan of Bushnell and Herschel, Lowell and Royal Bryan, all of Macomb; two sisters, Bessie Harland, of Macomb and Lulu Stephens of Abingdon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.
He lived in the Bushnell and Macomb areas most of his life. He worked for Mickleberry Foods in Bushnell for many years and was a machinist at Bower Roller Bearing, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Macomb and the Macomb Men's Bowling Association.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 29 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with his grandson, the Rev. Paul Naylor officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


Mary Elizabeth Loring Atkinson White Clark
Eagle Publications, April 8, 1999
Mary Elizabeth Clark, 78, of 1200 E Grant St., Macomb, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at 2:55 a.m. at McDonough District Hospital after a nine-year struggle with breast cancer.
She was born Dec 12, 1920, in Buenavista Township, Schuyler County, to James Lloyd and Bernice Lawler Loring. She married Cecil Lewis Atkinson of Macomb July 11, 1941. He died in Ogden, Utah, on April 27, 1977. Mary Elizabeth married Paul George White of Petersburg on July 17, 1982. He died Aug 10, 1983. She married Vincent Dean Clark of Macomb on Aug. 10, 1983. He survives.
Mary Elizabeth graduated from Rushville High School and attended Weber State University, Ogden, Utah; Utah State University, Logan, Utah; Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She taught school in the Ogden schools for 22 years.
She was a member of the Rushville Audubon Society, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Macomb Beautiful Association, Macomb YMCA, Macomb Country Club, and the Methodist Parish, Ebenzer Church, Camden Road, Rushville.
Surviving are a sister, Dorothy (F. John) Taylor of Virginia, Ill.; a son, James Loring (Debbie) Atkinson of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Mary Sheila (Mark) Schmidt of Shelton, Wash., and three grandchildren: Adam Loring Atkinson of Salt Lake City, Utah and Amy Dawn Schmidt and Max Lewis Schmidt of Shelton, Wash. There are also three stepchildren and four grand-stepchildren.
Graveside services were Friday in Rushville City Cemetery with David Haney officiating. Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of cremation rites.


Warren R. Cox
Eagle Publications, September 30, 1999
Warren R. Cox, 74, of Macomb died at 1 a.m. Monday Sept. 27, 1999, in Hancock County Nursing Home at Carthage.
He was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Schuyler County, the son of Elva and Dora Dell Butterfield Cox.
He married Helen M. Burton on April 15, 1955, in Earlau, Ill. She died Dec. 7, 1991. Survivors include son Bruce of Elk Grove Village; brother Arthur of Carthage. He was preceded in death by brother Dell and an infant sister.
Cox was a World War II Army veteran and member of McDonough Post 6 American Legion and Macomb VFW Post 1921.
He formerly worked at NTN Bower of Macomb and was retired from Cooper Industries of Macomb.
He was a member of Macomb Lodge 17 AF AM, Quincy Consistory, Knights Templar 61, Morse chapter 19, Macomb Council 1, member and past patron of Macomb OES 123.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. There will be no visitation. Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home of Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


Reverend Loren S. Curtis
Eagle Publications, February 24, 2005
Rev. Loren S. Curtis, 88, Macomb, formerly of Augusta, died at 9:08 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2005.
He was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Brooklyn Township, the son of Charles G. and Blanche G. (Hillyer) Curtis. He married Mary Ann Peterson Nov. 25, 1936, in Rushville. She preceded him in death Oct. 4, 1993. He later married Ruth Chenoweth Sept. 2, 1996, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by three sons, Rodney J. (Karen) Curtis, Jacksonville, Fla., Ronnie L. Curtis, Macomb, and Larry L. (Rosie) Curtis, Macomb; two daughters, Darlene (Marvin Wayne) Chockley, Rushville, and Patsy (Jerry) Spratt, Augusta; one step son, Amos (Linda) Chenoweth, Celebration, Fla.; one step daughter, Linda (George) Chadderon, Galesburg; one brother, Dana Merle Curtis, Macomb; one sister, Melba (Francis) Hollon, Augusta; ten grandchildren; five step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Curtis and one daughter-in-law, Judy Curtis.
He was a retired Minister having pastored in churches in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri including 14 years at the Augusta Assembly of God Church. After his retirement he conducted worship services at the Jefferson House in Macomb. He graduated Industry High School in 1935. He was a member of the Augusta Assembly of God Church. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God on Oct. 8, 1970. He was a former member of the Augusta Lions Club and had served on the Scotts Mill School Board.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in the Augusta Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Irvin Beard and the Rev. Charles Peterson officiating. Burial was at the Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn. Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of arrangements.

Grace M. Robinson Foster
Eagle Publications, September 9, 1999
Grace M. Foster, 84, of 100 W. Jefferson St., Macomb, died at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1915, in Schuyler County to Otho and Elva (Mason) Robinson. She married Norris Foster on March 14, 1936. Survivors include brother Olaf Robinson of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters Mrs. Richard (Karol Jean) Prentice of Fisher, Marsha Kay Barton of Batavia, N.Y., and Mrs. Lon (Janice) Springer of Good Hope; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, four sisters, and a great-grandson.
Mrs. Foster worked at McGraw Edison in Macomb for 25 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Macomb where she served as Sunday school superintendent and deaconess. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Services were Saturday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with the Revs. Lon Springer and Randell Whitmire officiating. Burial was in Scott Cemetery.


Charles W. Robinson
died December 15, 1971
Macomb paper, December 1971
C. W. Robinson of Colchester Dies
Charles W. "Bill" Robinson, 81, of Colchester died Tuesday at 9:55 a.m. at McDonough District Hospital.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Richard Bussman will conduct the services and burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at the funeral home where visitation with the family will be this evening.
Mr. Robinson was born in Schuyler County on March 10, 1890, the son of Sylvester and Josephine Bodenhammer Robinson. He was a member of the Congregational Church at White Flock and was a veteran of World War I. On Feb. 8, 1929, he married Nell Windsor, who survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Perry Robinson of East Moline, and Elva Robinson of Industry; and four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Booz, Mrs. Myrtle McMillan, Mrs. Bertha Parkins and Mrs. Elizabeth Shelley, all of Colchester.
A son and three brothers, Ira, Elmer and Wilson Robinson preceded him in death.

Elva Robinson
unknown paper, July 18, 1974
Elva Robinson, 77, of Colchester, died July 13, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Services were held July 15 at the Jones Funeral Chapel in Colchester with burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery.
He was born in Schuyler County on January 22, 1897, a son of Sylvester and Josephine Bodenhammer Robinson. He married Nell Robinson. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Louise Scott of Galesburg, Mrs. Marjorie Aten of Macomb, Mrs. Norma Toland, and Mrs. Betty Herche, both of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Perry of Moline and three sisters, Mrs. Kate Booz, Mrs. Lizzie Shelley and Mrs. Bertha Park, all of Colchester. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Note: His first wife and mother of his children is Inez Faye Miller. His 2nd wife was Nell "Nellie" W. Windsor, who was 1st married to Charles "Bill" W. Robinson, Elva's deceased brother.


C. Dan Rebman
Rushville Times, January 7, 1998
C. Dan Rebman, 52, of Macomb, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He was born on March 13, 1945, in Canton, the son of Francis "Pat" and Juanita Cunningham Rebman. He married Roxanna Ellwood on March 9, 1969, in Macomb. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Nathan Rebman of Macomb, and one daughter, Aimee Noell Rebman of Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and worked at Knapp Jewelers and Rushville Truck Lines in Rushville. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Macomb Assembly of God Church with Rev. A. Lee Unger and Rev. Les Warren officiating. Burial of the ashes will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Rushville City Cemetery with graveside military rites.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb.


Junior Snowden White
Eagle Publications, September 12, 2002
Junior Snowden White, 85, Bushnell, died at 8:32 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2002, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Scottsburg, the son of Snowden and Laura E. Freburg White. Surviving are two brothers, Leo White, Rushville, and Dale White, Canton; four sisters, Ruth (Wayne) White, Macomb, Hazel (Celle) Barker, Bushnell, Faye Wallick, Bushnell, and Dorothy (Gerald) Willard, Avon. He was preceded in death by a friend with whom he made his home, Burnus Osborn, and a brother, Les White.
He was a World War II Army veteran. He was an initial employee of the Bushnell Tank Company, where he was employed for 30 years. He was a member of the Smithfield Gun Club, the Ideal Gun Club, and the National Rifle Association.,
Cremation was accorded. Burial of the ashes will be at later date.
Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of the arrangements.

Gatha L. Hillyer Peterson McDonald
Eagle Publications, April 29, 1999
Funeral services for Gatha L. McDonald, 83, Colchester, formerly of Swan Creek, were held on Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb. Interment was in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn. Mrs. McDonald died on Friday, April 23, 1999, at 2:26 p.m. in McDonough District Hospital. A daughter of Benjamin H. and Gertrude A. Fowler Hillyer, she was born November 2, 1915, in Brooklyn Township. She married Grand Peterson and later married Raymond McDonald. Both are deceased. Her parents; a brother, Delbert Hillyer; and two sisters, Dorthea Schisler and Athaleen Hillyer, also preceded her in death. She leaves: one daughter, Marjorie Sullivan of Macomb; a brother, Willis Gale Hillyer, Shelbyville, TN; a sister, Maber Peterson of Roseville; a special friend, Leo Mowen of Roseville; two grandsons, Gene Moon of Lincoln and Marion Jay Moon of Macomb; a granddaughter, Brenda J. Vawter of Macomb; and five great-grandchildren, Ingrid Moon of Lombard, Alia and Alexander Moon of Lincoln, Jayson Moon of Macomb and Jessica Vawter of Macomb.
Mrs. McDonald resided in the Roseville and Swan Creel areas most of her life and worked as a homemaker for Home Health Care at Warren Achievement Center, Monmouth.

Gatha L. McDonald, 83, of Colchester, formerly of Swan Creek area, died at 2:26 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1999 in McDonough District Hospital. She was born on Nov. 2, 1915, in Brooklyn Township to Benjamin H. and Gertrude A. Fowler Hillyer. She married Grant Perterson. She later married Raymond McDonald. They are both deceased. She is also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Delbert Hillyer and two sisters; Dorthea Schisler and Athaleen Hillyer. She is survived by one daughter; Marjorie Sullivan of Macomb, one brother; Willis Gale Hillyer of Shelbyville, TN, one sister; Maber Peterson of Roseville, a special friend; Leo Mowen of Roseville, two grandsons: Gene A. Moon of Lincoln and Marion Jay Moon of Macomb, one granddaughter; Brenda J. Vawter of Macomb, and five great-grandchildren; Ingrid Moon of Lombard, Alia and Alexander Moon of Lincoln, Jayson Moon of Macomb, and Jessica Vawter of Macomb. She lived in the Swan Creek and Roseville areas in Warren County most of her life. She worked as a homemaker for Home Health Care at the Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth. Funeral services were Monday in the Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn.

Harold Leroy Beaty
died: November 26, 1989
McDonough Democrat, Bushnell, IL., Monday, Nov. 30, 1989
Huntington Beach, Ca. - Harold Leroy Beaty, 50, formerly of rural Avon, IL. died at 3:35 a.m. Sunday at University Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. of complications from diabetes of which he has suffer in recent years.
Born May 16, 1939, in Fulton County, the son of Dwight W. and Eileen (Cadwalader) Beaty, he married Ellen Wright on July 11, 1959 in Oak Park, IL. She survives. Other survivors include his mother of Oneida, two sons, David of Costa Mesa, Ca. and Daniel of Duncanville, TX.; one daughter, Mrs. James (Deborah) Bergthold of Milwaukee, Wi.; one brother, Frank of Pontiac, IL. and one sister, Opal Maple of Galesburg, IL.; two grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his father and grandparents.
He was a 1958 graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School and of Moody Bible Institute and Governors State University. He and his wife have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Huntington Beach, Ca. since 1960, including 12 years in Peru, South America and four years in Columbia, South America. And, most recently he served as treasurer and CPA at Wycliffe. In 1988, he was recognized as Manager of the Year by the Christian Management Association. He was a member of the Huntington Beach Evangelical Free Church where he served as chairman of the Elder Board. Memorial services are pending and will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Academy and Fremont Streets, in Galesburg.


Andrew B. Butcher
Eagle Publications, September 15, 2005
Andrew B. Butcher, 86, Macomb, formerly of Colchester, died at 5:32 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Wesley Village Health Care, Macomb.
He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Industry, the son of Charles Ross and Anna May (Eddington) Butcher. He married Betty Aileen Rodgers, Nov. 17, 1946, in Roseville. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Andrew B. II (Marian ) Butcher, Winnebago, Steven A. (Patti) Butcher, Pinellas Park, Fla., and Matthew S. (Karen) Butcher, Bradenton, Fla; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Herb) Adams, Jonathan (Shana) Butcher, Sally (Ralph) Wilson and Justin Butcher; one great-grandchild, Kelsey Butcher; and one brother, Clair Butcher, Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers.
He graduated from Industry High School and from Officers candidate School in the Army-Air Force where he served as a second lieutenant navigator on B-24's in World War II. He operated Butcher's Conoco Service Station in Colchester for over 20 years. He later worked for the city of Colchester, Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Pioneer seed Company and for McDonough County as a Tax Assessor. He was a volunteer fireman and Alderman for the city of Colchester, Attended the Colchester Methodist Church and served several years as its treasurer. He enjoyed raising bird dogs, quail hunting, golf and gardening. He was a member of bird dogs.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. David E. Bigley officiating.
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Friends may call at the Jones Mortuary after 9 a.m. Sunday till time of services.
A graveside Military Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, with Military Services by the American Legion Post 6 and V.F.W. Post 1921.


Leo Chockley
Eagle Publications, July 12, 2001
Leo Chockley, 80, of rural Industry, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital. He was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Scotland Township, McDonough County, to Hearl and Ruth Elston Chockley. He married Ruby Quesenberry June 10, 1940, in Paris, Mo. She died Feb. 7, 2000.
He is survived by three daughters, Marjorie (Larry) Snowden, Farmington, Norma (Russell) Hudson, Mt. Joy, Pa., and Diana (Jim) Kuehn, Evansville, Ind.; one son, Larry (Kathy) Chockley, Fort Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Lorraine Frye, California; Dorcus (Bill) Kramer, LaPrairie, and Nancy Perry, Augusta; one brother, Herbert (Eva) Chockley, Augusta; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lee Chockley.
He lived in the Industry area most of his life, where he farmed. He was a member of the Rushville Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Patsy Spratt officiating. Burial was in the Industry Cemetery.


Virgil A. France
Eagle Publications, March 8, 2001
Virgil A. France, 87, Industry, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born July 20, 1913, in Vermont to Earnest and Chloe Stone France. He married Geraldine Hughes on Aug, 9, 1933, in Canton. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Bob (Gladys) of Industry, Phillip (Judy) of Orlando, Fla., and Marlin (Elaine) of Macomb; two daughters, Sue (Ron) Hay, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Linda (Allen) Robinson of Palmyra, Mo.; one brother, Merle, of Tennessee; five sisters, Jean Heavenridge, Henrico, N.C., Dorothy Knight, Quincy, Wilma Bassett, Macomb, Phyllis Martin, Vermont, and Ilene Rogers, Canton; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, one brother, Charles, and one sister, Vera Markley.
Virgil lived in the Vermont and Industry areas all of his life. He farmed for many years. After retirement, he worked in the maintenance department at the Everly House and drove a school bus for the Macomb School District. He was a member and served as deacon of Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb and served on the school board of the Calvary Christian Academy, in which he held great interest. He so much enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Randall Whitmire officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery.


Richard R. Rittenhouse
Eagle Publications, August 23, 2001
Richard R. Rittenhouse, 78, Tennessee, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at his residence. He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Mt. Sterling, the son of William Elmer and Halcyon Logan Rittenhouse. He married Opal O. Ostrander May 24, 1969, in Macomb. She survives. He is also survived by two stepsons, Raymond (May) Ostrander, Augusta, and Richard (Carolyn) Miller, Colchester; one stepdaughter, Diana (Jim) Mason, Eldorado, Ark.; seven stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Rittenhouse, Tennessee, Robert Rittenhouse, Macomb, and Jack Rittenhouse, Macomb; and one sister, Virginia Rittenhouse, Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Cecil, Herschel and Hiram Rittenhouse; and two sisters, Opal Spires and Irene Miller. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked at King Seeley Thermos for 32 years. He was an avid bowler and was a member of VFW Post 1921.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.


A. Eileen Young Russell
Eagle Publications, October 25, 2001
A. Eileen (Young) Russell, 87, of Wesley Village, Macomb, formerly of Industry, died at 2:31 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Industry Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Edward and Anna Standard Young. She married Glenn Russell Aug. 18, 1934, in Industry. He died Nov. 21, 1999. She is survived by one son, Richard (Jane) Russell, Industry; a daughter-in-law, Donna Russell, Indian Head Park; six grandchildren, Marcy (Rodd) King, Plano, Texas, Linda (Dan) O'Neill, Macomb, Julie (Mike) Benstent, Willow Springs, Todd Russell, Macomb, Chad (Dorvca) Russell, Adair, and Dr. Eric (Yvonne) Russell, Quincy; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald (Virginia) Young, Galva, and Lyle (Mary) Young, Bushnell; one sister, Betty (John) Adair, Macomb; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Rodney Russell; one great-grandson, Cody Russell; one brother, Cleone Young; one sister, Illa Price; and one nephew, Edward Young. She lived all of her married life on a farm in Eldorado Township, moving to Industry after Glenn retired from farming. Before her marriage she worked as a switchboard operator in Industry. After her sons were married she worked at Blue Bell sewing factory in Bushnell and at Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Industry Order of Eastern Star and the West Prairie Church. Her entire life was devoted to her husband and family. She helped out on the farm. She enjoyed camping, square dancing, horses and grandchildren's activities.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, with Marshall Litchfield officiating. Burial was in the Vance Cemetery, east of Industry.


Finis L. Schisler
unknown paper, Monday, December 10, 1984
Roseville - Finis "Slim" Schisler, 68, of Tennessee, died Thursday evening in his residence.
He was born April 30, 1916, near Roseville, the son of Henry and Virgie Belville Schisler. He married Mary McGee Aug. 30, 1941, in Kahoka, MO. A resident of Roseville until 1944, he moved to Macomb and in 1975 moved to Tennessee. He operated the Schisler Shell Service Station for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Charles Schisler of Macomb, and Edward Eugene Schisler, of Bettendorf, Iowa; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Herman and Wilbur, both of Tucson, Ariz. and George Schisler of Monmouth; and three sisters, Mrs. John (Irma) Skiles of Industry, Mae Raine of Silvis, and Mrs. Paul (Ollie) Rockhold of Green Rock.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Clugston Chapel, conducted by Charles Tubbs. Burial will be in the Point Pleasant Cemetery, near Raritan.


Francis L. Snyder
Eagle Publications, September 6, 2001
Francis L. Snyder, 91, of Macomb, died at 8:04 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born April 4, 1910, in Schuyler County, the son of Joseph LeRoy and Susan Hester Call Snyder. He married Vera Kennedy Oct. 17, 1931, in Oregon; she survives.
He is also survived by five grandchildren: Danny (CC) Clark, Susan Woosley, Penny Snow, Maxine Nelson and Janet Newquist; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Parkins, in Arizona; and three sisters-in-law, Carol Kennedy, Bernice Snyder and Edna Snyder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Serece JoAnn Nelson; three brothers, Fred, Frank and Joe; and one sister, Fern Lawson.
During World War II, he worked at the Porcelain Plant in Macomb. He then started his own furniture refinishing and upholstery business, where he worked for 55 years before retiring. His hobbies were fishing and comic books- he was an avid collector. He was a blood donor and a past president of the Macomb Optimist Club. He was a member and Past Master of Macomb Lodge 17 AF AM, Quincy Consistory, Rushville Commandry, seven times Past Patron of OES 132, Royal Arch Masons, Shrine, Worthy Shepherd of the White Shrine.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, with the Revs. Mark Myers and Lori Harvey officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


Vera Lorene Kennedy Snyder
Eagle Publications, February 10, 2004
Vera L. Snyder, 90, Macomb, died at 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan.
She was born April 17, 1913, in Plymouth, the daughter of James and Florence (Gibbs) Kennedy. She married Francis L. Snyder Oct. 17, 1931, in Oregon. He preceded her in death Aug. 30, 2001.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Serece JoAnn Nelson.
She is survived by five grandchildren, Danny Clark, Susan Woosley, Maxine Nelson, Penny Snow and Janet Newquist; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.
She was a member and past matron of Macomb Chapter 123 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the White Shrine.
Services were held at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


Wilma Lucile Teel
Eagle Publications, May 13, 1999
Wilma Lucile Teel, 81, a former employee in a former Macomb store, died May 6, 1999 at Rushville. She had lived in Industry and was a resident of a Rushville nursing home. Teel had lived in the Industry area most of her life. She had been employed 21 years at the Macomb P.N. Hirsh retail store, in the drapery department.
Services were Monday in the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home at Macomb. Burial was in the Industry Cemetery.


Keith G. Tippey
Eagle Publications, March 8, 2001
Keith G. Tippey, 81, of Macomb, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
He was born in Fulton County to Clem and Grace Dutton Tippey on May 7, 1919. He married Hazel Leona Kingery on March 15, 1941, in Astoria. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Norman K. (Linda), of Galesburg, and Dennis D. (Nancy), of West Point, Iowa; four grandchildren, Matthew J. Tippey, Roseville, Heather L. Tippey, Galesburg, Stephen M. Tippey, Iowa City, Iowa, and Adam D. Tippey, West Point, Iowa; two step-grandchildren, Stephanie McClery and William McClery; one great-grandson, Richard Tippey; and three brothers, Kenneth W., Reedsport, Ore., Willis, Astoria, and Ralph L., Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He lived in the Astoria and Summum areas for many years before moving to the Macomb area in 1956. He was a farmer for 32 years and worked at NTN Bower for 12 years. Graveside services were held March 13, 2001, at the Summum Cemetery in Summum, with the Rev. Collis Trone officiating.


M. Bernice Burnhart Trotter
Canton Dailey Ledger, Monday, January 3, 2005
Macomb - M. Bernice Trotter, 97, of Macomb, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday (January 1, 2005) at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born July 25, 1907, in McDonough County, the daughter of Charles and Bessie (Herdon) Burnhart, she married Wayne DeLoy Trotter on November 23, 1927. He died February 24, 1949. She was preceded in death by one son, Harlan. Survivors include one daughter, Marjilee Wollick of Lewistown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She ran Bt's Beauty Shop in Bushnell, and was a housemother at the Children's Home and at Bradly University, both in Peoria.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Penington Point Cemetery, with Tom Gaston officiating. There will be no visitation. Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


Ivan Lee Vancil
Eagle Publications, November 1, 2001
Ivan Lee Vancil, 77, of Macomb, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born July 7, 1924, near Rushville, the son of Eber and Agnes Phillips Vancil. He married Vera Ruth Diseron Dec. 24, 1944, in Rushville. She survives. He is also survived by two sons, Cecil (Doris) Vancil, Bushnell, and Paul (Jenny) Vancil, Prairie City; three grandchildren, Amy, Bushnell, Aaron, Lancaster, Pa., and Molly, Prairie City; and a sister, Doris Helmerick, Mt. Sterling. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Lou; and two brothers, Cecil and Maurice.
Ivan farmed for 35 years; he then worked 15 years at McDonough District Hospital. He attended Schuyler County schools and was a Blue Cross Blue Shield director for many years and a Farm Bureau director. He was on the Schuyler County school board for three years. Ivan was a good neighbor and friend, always read to help in time of need. He was an active member of the Wesley United Methoidist Church in Macomb; he served as a junior high Sunday school teacher for eight years and was a sponsor of two youth groups for 16 years.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or to McDonough District Hospital.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Francis Eugene Young
Eagle Publications, January 3, 2003
Francis Eugene "Tuffy" Young 71, Macomb, died at 9:12 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Good Hope, the son of Emory C. and Carrie Mae (Smith) Young. He married Patricia A. Coker Sept. 4, 1959, at the Methodist Church, Bardolph. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Kimberly Young, Chicago; one son, Kevin (Kelly) Young, Prairie City; two grandchildren, Gavin and McKenna Young, Prairie City; two sisters, Moneta Mathena, Macomb, and Marlene Louderman, Colchester; two brothers, Dean (Martha) Young, Good Hope, and Jack (Barbara) Young, Macomb; and numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful friend Rocky. He was preceded in death by one brother, Emory C. Young Jr.
He was of the Methodist faith. He was a 42-year member of the Macomb Elks Lodge 1009 and a member of the National Rifle Association. He worked at Porcelain Products and NTN Bower in Macomb and Gale Products in Galesburg and the Illinois Department of Transportation for 17 years. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and camping with his friends.
Services were held Tuesday Dec. 31, 2002, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Macomb. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb. Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ronald Dean Young
Eagle Publications, June 17, 2003
Ronald Dean Young, 70, Good Hope, died at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at The Elms Nursing Home, Macomb.
He was born Oct. 26, 1932, in Good Hope, the son of Emory C. and Carrie Mae (Smith) Young. He married Martha Lewis Aug. 14, 1950. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven (Jody) Young and Ronald Young Jr., both of Macomb; one daughter, Catherine (Mike) Murphy, Macomb; three grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel and Patrick Murphy; one brother, Jack (Barbara) Young, Macomb; two sisters, Moneta Mathena, Macomb and Marlene Louderman, Colchester.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emory Young, Jr. and Francis Eugene "Tuffy" Young.
He was a member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church, Macomb Elks Lodge 1009. He formerly worked at Brown Motors, Macomb, was a farmer and an agent/jobber for Standard Oil Company. He owned Young Oil Company, Good Hope, until 1996.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen King and Rev. Algie Peterson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery.


Leona Hickman Blansett
Eagle Publications, January 10, 2002
Leona Blansett, 80, a resident of Wesley Village, formerly of Sciota, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
She was born March 31, 1921, in Schuyler County near Camden, the daughter of John Clinton and Clara Alice Royer Hickman. She married Richard Blansett Oct. 25, 1942, in Missouri. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1999.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Blansett, Macomb, and Wayne (Roberta) Blansett, Sciota; one daughter, Mary Ann Elder, Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and one great-grandchild.
She lived her early life near Huntsville, then in the Rushville area. She then lived the next 43 years in rural Sciota. Leona did tax assessing in Sciota for four years and helped on the family farm. She was a member of the Sciota Christian Church. She bowled for many years in the Macomb and Blandinsville Ladies Bowling Leagues.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Tim Platt officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


Herschel Hoyle Bryan
Eagle Publications, November 30, 2000
Herschel Hoyle Bryan, 80, of Macomb, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Harris Township, Fulton County, the son of Leonard S. and Mary Annette Hoyle Bryan. He married Juanita Maree Harmon on Aug. 9, 1945. She survives.
He had lived in Macomb for 15 years and in Scotland Township the past 40 years.
His parents died in his early years and, for a time, he lived in the home of his aunt and uncle, John and Mary Bryan, in the Point Pleasant area, Fulton County. He farmed in Scotland Township for 55 years.
During 1939, he was stationed at Camp Rusk, Glen Flora, Wis., serving in the United States Civilian Conservation Corps.
He served in the United States Army from September 1942 to November 1945 as a corporal and received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and two Bronze Service Bars for the India-Burma and Central Burma Campaigns. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in ground operations against the enemy on or about Feb. 1, 1944, in the India and Burma Theater of Operations.
As a member of the First Christian Church, he served as chairman of the board, elder and deacon and was currently a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, having served as a member of the board of directors. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion, and a Past Commander of Post 6, Macomb, and Past Commander of the 14th District and a Charter Member of the World War II Memorial. He was a 45-year member of the Macomb Masonic Lodge # 17, Macomb; Lodge Council Chapter Consistory,Valley of Quincy, Mohammed Shrine Temple, Peoria; Lamoine Valley Shrine Club; Mohammed Bug Parade Scouts; and former member of the Macomb Lions Club.
In addition to his spouse, he is survived by: one daughter, Cheryl Marlene Bryan; a son-in-law, George Sineni; brothers, Leonard, of Bushnell, and Royal and Lowell, of Macomb; and sisters, Bessie Harland, Macomb, and Lulu Stephens, Abingdon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Cecil and Wayne; and three sisters, Ines Johns, Georgia Mize and Annattalee Garrison.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Lori Harvey officiating. Burial was at the Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell. Full military rites were conducted at the cemetery by the Macomb American Legion. Masonic services had been conducted by the Macomb Masonic Lodge the day prior.


Wayne H. Danner
Eagle Publications, September 22, 2005
Wayne H. Danner, 90, Macomb, formerly of rural Bushnell and Marietta, died at 7:50 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at the Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb, where he had been a resident for several years.
He was born Dec. 12, 1914, in rural Marietta, the son of Harry and Mary (Hays {Hayes}) Danner. He married Dessie M. Steele, Feb. 10, 1940, in Hannibal, Mo. She preceded him in death Dec. 7, 1998.
He is survived by two daughters, Judith (Robert) Brake, Venice, Fla., and Mary Jo (Brad) Lindskog, Prophetstown; nine grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and his parents he was preceded in death by three sons, Gerald on April 24, 1971, Kevin on July 27, 1999, and Larry on Aug. 31, 2002; and two brothers Harold Dean and Donald.
He graduated from Table Grove High School in 1936 where he was on the football and basketball teams all four years and in school plays. He and his wife farmed west of Bushnell for several years, later moving southeast of Bushnell where they continued farming until their retirement in 1995. They raised pure-bred Hampshire boars and black angus cattle. He was an avid B-PC High School football and basketball fan, as well as a life long Chicago Cubs fan. During his retirement he restored a Model T Ford, and enjoyed entering it in area competition and parades.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor John Douglas officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services Friday, Sept. 23, 2005. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


Jeanne Lynn Kishbaugh Ervin
Eagle Publications, February 21, 2002
Mrs. Jeanne Lynn Ervin, 60, Macomb, died at 12:56 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
She was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Dixon, the daughter of Gene and Ruth Massie Kishbaugh. She married Marshall L. Ervin Feb. 10, 1962, in Rushville; he survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Lori (Jeff) Randall, Schaumburg, and Cathy (Trevor) Thompson, Neenah, Wis.; four grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Randall, and Zachary and Zoe Thompson; one sister, Ruth Ann (Frank) Bellgrau, Palatine; two sisters-in-law, Patti (Dick) Boyd, Littleton, and Diane Rice, lowa City, Iowa; two brothers-in-law, Jim (Jeanne) Ervin, Rushville, and Dennis (Deborah) Ervin, Omaha, Neb.; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Greg.
She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville and studied elementary education. She taught in the Community Unit District 185 of Rochester. She was self employed as a co-owner of Illini Sporting Goods in Macomb and worked in student residential programs at Western Illinois University. Most of her life was devoted to caring for her husband, children and grandchildren.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was active in the UMW and Joy Fellowship; she also served on the Wesley Daycare Board and on the Administrative Council. She volunteered at McDonough District Hospital.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1212 Calhoun St., Macomb, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating; burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.


Wilma Gossage Gorsuch
Eagle Publications, February 14, 2002
Wilma Gossage, 42, Colchester, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
She was born Aug. 12, 1959, in Macomb, the daughter of Otto and Margaret Louise Clemens Gossage, Sr. She married Neil Gorsuch. She is survived by her father, of Huntsville; one son, Mark Gorsuch, Colchester; one daughter, Ronda Miller, Macomb; a special friend, Eddie Miller, Colchester, with whom she made her home; three brothers, Otto (Patti) Gossage Jr., Marietta, Randy (Judy) Gossage, Huntsville, and Danny (Brenda) Gossage, Astoria; and five sisters, Norma (Bob) Teel, Shirley Spender, Mary Teel and Helen Spencer, all of Macomb, and Hazel Gossage, Camden. She was preceded in death by her mother; one infant son, Edward Miller; two brothers; and one sister.
Wilma lived most of her life in the Colchester and Tennessee areas.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Jason Thacker officiating. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery, near Brooklyn.


Ines Ferne Bryan Haffner Johns
Eagle Publications, January 6, 2000
Ines F. Bryan Johns, 91, of 900 E. Jefferson, Macomb, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Argyle Lake Nursing Center in Colchester. Born March 16, 1908, in Fulton County to Leonard and Mary Hoyle Bryan, she married Ralph Haffner. She later married Glen Johns on Nov. 11, 1967. He preceded her in death. Two sisters and one brother also preceded her in death. Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. John (Evelyn) ...
She was a member of Point Pleasant Church near Marietta. She lived in Smithfield, Cuba, Avon, Canton and Peoria County before moving to Macomb in 1989. She was a cook at the Everly House in Macomb for several years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Mary Jo Williams officiated. Family visitation was held one hour prior to services. Burial was in Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta.


Dorothy D. Gunning Kelly
Eagle Publications, January 3, 2002
Dorothy D. Kelly, 95, a resident of the Macomb Senior Living Center, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the center.
She was born June 10, 1906, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Otis and Dollie Flack Gunning. She married Elmer Kelly in 1924. He died March 13, 1970. She is survived by one son, Francis (Donna) Kelly, Macomb; one daughter, Betty (Gerald) Payne, Adair; one stepdaughter, Maxine Tomlinson, Stanton, Calif.; one brother, Ken Gunning, Salem, Ind.; one sister, Marguerite Mercier, Macomb; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. In addition too her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter, two brothers and one sister.
She lived in the Littleton, Industry and Macomb areas all her life and was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at the Littleton Cemetery in Littleton, with the Rev. Chuck Peterson officiating.


Velma Maxine Ford Long
Eagle Publications, July 12, 2005
Velma Maxine Long, 74, Prairie City, formerly of Bushnell, died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at Prairie City Nursing Center, Prairie City. She was born April 11, 1931, in Good Hope, the daughter of Enoch and Pansy (Duncan) Ford. She married Robert D. Long Dec. 6, 1975, in Havana. He preceded her in death July 10, 1982. She is survived by one daughter, Cindy Coulter, Heyworth; one grandchild; one brother, Donald Ford, Gallipolis, Ohio; and two sisters, Mary Zirkle, Macomb, and Karen Cooper, Ft. Madison, Iowa. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She worked for King Sealy, Macomb from 1957 until it closed in 1984. She later owned and operated the Highway Cafe in Bushnell until she retired. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the Bushnell Cemetery, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.


Harold L. McNeeley
Eagle Publications, December 20, 2001
Harold L. McNeeley, 79, of Galesburg, formerly of Bushnell, died at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Born July 18, 1922, in Vermont, Ill., to Bert and Bertha McNeeley, he married Phyllis Rock on Sept. 15, 1945, in London Mills. She died July 19, 1990. He also was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. Surviving are one son, Howard of Camdenton, Mo.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jessie Vaughn of Bushnell.
He managed Hummel Lumber Co. in Avon and also worked at Valley Quarry. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell with the Rev. Jim Vancil officiating. Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.


Marguerite M. Gunning Mercer
Eagle Publications, August 22, 2002
Marguerite M. Mercer, 90, Macomb, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Macomb.
She was born Nov. 2, 1911, in Littleton, the daughter of Otis S. and Dollie G. (Flack) Gunning. She married G. Richard "Dick" Mercer July 22, 1935, in Jacksonville. He died Dec. 8, 1994. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Hilde) Mercer, Orlando, Fla., and Donald (Geraldine) Mercer, Macomb; two daughters, Marilyn (Lee) Calvert, Sciota, and Ann (Ronald) Christiansen, Abilene, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ross, Kenneth and Donald Gunning; and two sisters, Dorothy Kelly and Lillian Gunning. She lived all of her married life in Macomb where she was a member of the Macomb Church of God, Abrahamic Faith. She worked as a housewife and was a loving and devoted mother. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


E. Irene Rittenhouse Miller
Eagle Publications, March 2, 2000
E. Irene Miller, 82, of Macomb, died Friday Feb. 25, 2000, at 10:25 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Aug. 25, 1917, in Mt. Sterling to William Elmer and Halcyon Logan Rittenhouse. She married William Howard Miller April 6, 1934, in Macomb. He died May 15, 1983. She is survived by four brothers, Richard and Clyde Rittenhouse, both of Tennessee, and Robert and Jack Rittenhouse, both of Macomb; one sister, Virginia Rittenhouse of Macomb; two sons, James W. (Dolorus) and Howard D. "Luke" (Anna) Miller, both of Macomb; two daughters, Polly (Gene) Davis of DeValls Bluff, Ark., and H. Kaye Spangler of San Diego; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Cecil, Herschel and Hiram Rittenhouse; and one sister, Opal Spires. Mrs. Miller was a factory worker for several years. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


Lorene Lillian Langcor Young
Lorene Lillian Young, 63 of Industry, passed away at 8:38 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at the McDonough Dist. Hospital in Macomb. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Roseville County Manor Nursing Home, 145 S. Chamberlain St., Roseville, IL 61473.

Lorene Lillian Young, 63 of Industry, IL passed away at 8:38 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2005 at the McDonough Dist. Hospital in Macomb. She was born on Thursday, December 17, 1941 in Bushnell, IL. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Calvin and Ada Bernice Lear Langcor. She married James Fletcher Young August 12, 1984 in Keokuk, IA. He passed away July 30, 2000. Surviving is one sister, Melba Gray of Tennessee, IL; and her In-Laws, Leonard Janet Young, Louise Dan Woolley all of Mt. Pleasant, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and sisters. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at the Industry Cemetery with Rev. Bob Moede officiating. Interment is to follow. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Roseville Country Manor Nursing Home, 145 S. Chamberlain St., Roseville, IL 61473. The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Francelia R. Sipes Sweeney
Eagle Publications, February 10, 2000
Francelia R. Sweeney, 94, of Moline, formerly of Macomb, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at 5:48 p.m. at Heartland Health Care Center in Moline. She was born Feb. 18, 1905, in Macomb to Clifford and Gertrude Martin Sipes. She married John Louis Sweeney April 25, 1921, in Palmyra, Mo. He died May 10, 1966. She is survived by one sister, Mary Heflin of Vermont; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Juanita) Miller of Rock Island, Mrs. Robert (Edith) Peck of Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Walt (Louise) Wynes of Milan; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Sweeney lived in Rock Island from 1937 to 1958. She then moved back to Macomb, where she and her husband owned and operated the Deri-ette Motel from 1958 to 1966. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Macomb and the Lady Moose and Rebekah Lodge in Rock Island. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 3, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with Rev. Randell Whitmire officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


Monty Verne Strader
Eagle Publications, March 7, 2002
Monty V. Strader, 36, Good Hope, died at 9:34 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island. He was born March 16, 1965, in Macomb, the son of Richard and Janet Aten Strader. He married Jana Amos July 4, 1987, in Good Hope. She survives. He is also survived by his parents, Marietta; his maternal grandparents, Rose {Roscoe} and Marge Aten, Macomb; one son, Montana V. Strader, at home; one daughter, Mindy Jean Strader, at home; and two sisters, Michelle Torman, Hanna City, and Melissa Watkins, Good Hope.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Zanel Jack and Lois Strader.
He was a superintendent for Laverdiere Construction, and he owned and operated Dozergirl Trucking; he also farmed.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Stephen King officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.


Ruth L. Hale Phillips Shoopman
Eagle Publications, January 3, 2002
Ruth L. Shoopman, 99, of Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of the Everly House in Macomb and Huntsville, Ill. passed away at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2001 in the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born November 13, 1902 near Birmingham, Ill. the daughter of Charles E. and Nora I. (Mitchell) Hale. She was married to Harry Phillips on March 19, 1925 in Macomb, Ill. He died July 9, 1960. She later married Wayne Shoopman on March 22, 1977 in Ft. Madison, Iowa. He died June 26, 1979. She was a retired Telephone operator of the Huntsville telephone exchange. She was a member of Huntsville Methodist Church. She was a member of the former Augusta Chapter #378 OES since 1924. She was also a member of the Huntsville Help Each Other Club and the Royal Neighbors since 1921. She is survived by: one sister, Eva Hinchee of Macomb, Ill.; one niece, Norita Solt of Bettendorf, Iowa; great nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Phillips, a sister, Frannie Salisbury, a brother, Bliss "Doug" Hale and a half brother, Charles "Dick" Hale. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2001 in the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, Ill. with Rev. C.W. Butch Reneker officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.


Edith Emma Simpson Barrick
Fulton Democrat, April l6, 1997
Edith E. Barrick, 101, of the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of Cuba, died at 8:15 p.m. April 10,1997, at the nursing home. Born November 27, 1895, in rural Bushnell, the daughter of Louis and Euphemia (Burrows) Simpson, she married Ora Barrick on February 18, 1914, at Ellisville. He died November 14,1970. She was also preceded in death by two sons, three grandchildren, two brothers and nine sisters. Survivors are one son, the Rev. John Barrick of Alabama; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Woods of Ipava, Mrs. Glendon (Helen) Straud of Florida, and Mae Hoskins of Kentucky; 18 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and six-great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Cuba Church of the Nazarene. Services were held April 14 at her church, Rev. Douglas Kindle and Rev. Gordon Barrick officiating. Henry Memorial Home in Cuba was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Wiley Cemetery in rural Ellisville.


Russell O. Bly
Eagle Publications, October 4, 2001
Russell O. Bly, 76, Macomb, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born July 15, 1925, in Littleton, the son of Fran and Violet Doty Bly. He married Martha Frakes March 2, 1946, in Macomb. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Ann (Gene) Connor, Macomb; two grandchildren, Trish Horrell and Amber DiNardi; eight great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Mable Plank, Industry, Juanita Griffith, Macomb, Doris Roberts, Moline, Millie Bainter, Macomb, and Annie McClintock, Macomb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Melvin Bly. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a storage operator for the Iowa Ordinance Plant in Middletown, Iowa, for 30 years. He was a member of the Macomb American Legion Post #6. He was an avid runner and had won numerous medals in area events. There will be no services. Cremation was accorded. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mary Yvonne Litchfield Botts
Eagle Publications, August 12, 1999
Mary Yvonne Botts, 76, of Madison, Wis., formerly of Macomb, died Aug. 8, 1999, in Meriter General Hospital at Madison.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, at Astoria, the daughter of Dewey and Alma Gruber Litchfield. She married Robert H. Botts on Aug. 27, 1945. He survives at Madison.
Survivors include sons James (Lora) and their daughters Heather and Emily, all of Madison, and Randy (Ellen Switzky) of Carriere, Miss., and his sons Brendan (Katie), Eugene and Shawn; great-granddaughter Jordan; sisters Maxine (Lloyd) Greuel of Industry, Mildred (Rankin) Beans of Vermont; brothers Maurice (Georgia) Litchfield and Marshall (Joyce) Litchfield, both of Macomb; Botts brothers and sisters Max (RoseAnn) of Nashville, Tenn., John (Barbara) of Rushville, Pat (Jack) Waggoner of Macomb, Donna (Dick) Raffensparger of Claypool, Ariz.; sister-in-law Jean Botts of Macomb.
Botts graduated from Industry High School in 1941. They began their 54 years of marriage in Macomb and Galesburg, before moving to Madison in 1959 for Bob to join Madison General Hospital as director of engineering services.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church at Madison, a lifetime member of Meriter Auxiliary and an active member in the PEO sisterhood. They wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., since retirement.
Services were Wednesday in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home with her brother, Marshall Litchfield, officiating. Burial was in Industry Cemetery.


Death of P. B. Cordell
Rushville Times, February 4, 1897
P. B. Cordell, an old resident of Industry, died suddenly of apoplexy on Tuesday of last week, in his 77th year. He lived in Rushville from 1848 til 1859, when he removed to Industry. He leaves three brothers, three sisters, four daughters and one son to mourn his loss.


Frank L. Haney
Eagle Publications, September 27, 2005
Frank L. Haney, 66, Colchester, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
Arrangements are pending at Jones' Mortuary, Colchester.

Eagle Publications, September 29, 2005
Frank L. Haney, 66, Colchester, died at 5:58 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born Nov. 30, 1938 in Summum, the son of Lloyd Van Antwerp, and Maxine Beaty, and adopted by Charles E. Haney.
He is survived by his father Charles Haney, Colchester; three sons, Dale (Elaine) Haney, San Marcos, Texas, Dean Haney, Austin, Texas, and Carl (Shawn) Haney, Grand Forks, N.D.; and one daughter, Mary (Robert) Bondurant, Divernon.
He was preceded in death by his mother and Lloyd Antwerp. He worked at NTN Bower in Macomb, Burgard Chevrolet, Ipava, Havana International Imp. Co. and Macomb Studebaker Garage. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 at the Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. Milton Cruz officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at Jones Mortuary. Friends may call at the Jones Mortuary, Colchester, after 9 a.m. Wednesday till the time of services. Burial will be at the Vermont Cemetery, Vermont.


Sadie G. Learned
Eagle Publications, January 3, 2002
Sadie G. Learned, 66, Bushnell, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Wesley Village Health Care Center.
She was born July 18, 1935, in Ray, the daughter of Roy and Anna Taylor Learned. She is survived by one brother, Robert (Grace) Learned, Texas; and four sisters, Marjorie Ellis, Bushnell, Mary (Jackie) McCormick, Macomb, Anna May Walton, Macomb, and Rosalie (Lee) Shumaker, Ellisville. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth Davis and Betty Ellefretz; and one brother, Durward Learned. She was active in child care in Bushnell. She was a member of the Bushnell Nazarene Church. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Fred Tipton officiating.


June Burton Moon
Eagle Publications, March 7, 2002
June Moon, 86, Colchester, died at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Oct. 25, 1915, in Littleton, the daughter of Chester and Ella Bryan Burton. She married Everett E. Moon Jan. 16, 1936, in Springfield. He survives. She is also survived by two sons, Dan (Helen) Moon, Chardon, Ohio, and Jerry (Carol) Moon, Colchester; one daughter, Kathryn (Leonard) Jarrett, Colchester; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie Elder, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a member of the Blandinsville Eastern Star and Colchester United Methodist Church.
Cremation rites were accorded. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester, with the Rev. Sondra Newman officiating. Jones Mortuary, Colchester, was in charge of arrangements.


Marjorie E. Phillips Gallahue Bodenhamer
Eagle Publications, June 27, 2002
Marjorie E. Bodenhamer, 81, Macomb, died at 12:19 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
She was born May 27, 1921, in Bushnell, the daughter of Ralph and Lulu Nall Phillips. She married Duane L. Bodenhamer Nov. 1, 1954, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1995. She is survived by one son, Duane "Buddy" Bodenhamer, Macomb; one daughter, Sharon Thrush, Washington; nine grandchildren, Brent Bodenhamer, Tracie Cawthon, Ronnie Gallahue, Susan Bodenhamer, Patrick Bodenhamer, Ryan Gallahue, Randy Thrush, Ricky Thrush and Rod Thrush; three great-grandchildren, T.J. Depoy, Courtney Cawthon and Kelsie Cawthon; and one sister, Charlotte "Babe" Long, Adair.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Ron Gallahue; and two brothers, Barney Phillips and Lavern Phillips. She worked at the Macomb YMCA Day Care Center and owned the Farina Restaurant in Farina.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Arrangements were made by Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home.
Note: She 1st married Max Gallahue.


Priscilla Dean Dixon Bucher
Eagle Publications, April, 18, 2002
Priscilla Bucher
Priscilla Bucher, 80, Macomb, died at 7:50 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2002, at The Elms Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Sheldon's Grove, the daughter of Earl and Blanche (Osborn) Dixon. She married Bernard Bucher July 19, 1940, in Lewistown. He survives.
She is also survived by: one daughter, Karen (James) Gray, Macomb; two grandchildren, Todd Gray, Macomb, and Lisa Loffman, Phoenix, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Brian and Alex Gray, and Katie Loffman; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Phillip Dixon; and one sister, Delores Jenkins.
She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Macomb, and served on its administrative board. She was also active in many other church activities. She was one of the original founders of the West Central Illinois Parkinson's Support Group.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery, Astoria. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Earline I. Ingles Campbell
Eagle Publications, April 25, 2002
Earline I. Campbell, 85, Macomb, died at 4 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born April 20, 1916, in Industry, the daughter of Earl and June (Brand) Ingles. She married Ralph Campbell June 14, 1933. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1992. She is survived by two sons, Michael (Anita) Campbell, Decatur, and Jon Campbell, Davie, Fla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maxine Goldburg, Marion, Ind. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Macomb. A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. William Brown officiating. Cremation was accorded. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Minnie E. Hightower Gallaher
Eagle Publications, Ocotber 17, 2002
Minnie E. Gallaher, 89, Colchester, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born March 9, 1913, in Huntsville, the daughter of Rolla and Minnie E. (Ryan) Hightower. She married Joseph Dale Gallaher April 2, 1932, in Colchester. He preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1992. She is survived by four brothers, Joseph Hightower, Colchester, Bernard Hightower, Macomb, Rolla Hightower Jr., Macomb, and Robert Hightower, Kirksville, Mo.; and one sister, Lorena Davis, Rushville. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth, Harold and two infants; and four sisters, Lilly Resch, Clarice Vencent, Geraldine Downs and Betty Hightower.
She and her husband operated the Mindale Store in Schuyler County for many years; she later was a cook at the Colchester Cafe.
She was a member of the Church of God Abrahamic Faith, Macomb.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Jones' Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. David Cheatwood officiating. Burial was in Hutchinson Cemetery, Tennessee.


Bessie Mabel Bryan Graves
Eagle Publications, November 14, 2002
Bessie Mabel Graves, 98, Sciota, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Avon Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 23, 1904, in Sciota, the daughter of Carey Ahas and Annie (Bycroft) Bryan. She married Roscoe Lemuel Graves Dec. 31, 1925, in Monmouth. He preceded her in death Aug. 20, 1984. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Anne Huff, Sciota; two grandchildren, David Huff, Sharpsburg, Ga., and Jane Chapin, Cuba; two great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and one brother, Kenneth Bryan, Greeley, Colo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Ruth Anne Huff and Gary James Huff. She was a homemaker and a member of Sciota United Methodist Church. Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, with the Rev. Sondra Newman officiating.


Mary M. Dimmick Heaton
Macomb Daily Journal, February 14, 1922, page 5, col. 4
Mrs. Samuel Heaton, died at her home near Sciota, at 8 o'clock this morning of bronchial pneumonia, after an illness lasting about two weeks. Her husband is very seriously ill and it is expected that he will pass away at any time. As a result funeral services have not yet been arranged. A more extended obituary will appear later.

Macomb Daily Journal, February 16, 1922, page 5, col. 2
Mary M. Dimmick, daughter of John and Elizabeth Dimmick, was born near Wadsworth, O., April 9, 1839, and died at her home near Sciota at 8 o'clock on Monday evening, Feb. 13, 1922, aged 82 years, 10 months and 5 days. About two weeks ago she contracted a cold which developed into bronchial pneumonia. She was too weak to withstand the ravages of the disease because of her advanced age. She resided until the fall of 1864 in Ohio, when she, with her husband and two sons, then small children, came to Illinois and settled on a farm northeast of Sciota where she resided until her death.
On March 23, 1859, she was united in marriage with Samuel A. Heaton, who followed her in death one day later. The following children survive: John D. of Sciota, George J. of Ferris, Ill., Mrs. Mertle E. Rush of Axtel, kan., Frank J., ...... ten granchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Myra Johnston of Manhattan, Kan., who is the only surviving one of the family.
A good many years ago she united with the Baptist church in Sciota, to which faith she remained a consistent member until her death. She, with her husband, were among the early settlers on McDonough county and endured many hardships of a semi-pioneer life, which added strength to an already strong character. One whose many services to the community have been invaluable.
She was a true, noble citizen, with strong affiliations for home and community. An affectionate wife, a kind and loving mother, who will be greatly missed. In her early days she was always ready to help the sick and needy.
Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Jones of Macomb. Interment in the Good Hope cemetery.


Samuel A. Heaton
Macomb Daily Journal, February 15, 1922, page 5, col. 6
Samuel A. Heaton died at his home near Sciota at 3 a.m., this morning of pneumonia, 85 years. His wife died at 8 a.m. yesterday of the same disease, aged 82 years. A double funeral will be held at 2 p.m., tomorrow (Thursday) at the home, conducted by Rev. Jones of Macomb. Interment in Good ...

Macomb Daily Journal, February 16, 1922, page 5, col. 2
Samuel A. Heaton, son of David and Mary Heaton was born Nov. 12, 1835, in Buck county, Pa., and passed away at his home in Sciota township, Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 1922, aged 86 years, 3 months, and 3 days. He had been in failing health for some time and the shock of the death of his wife which occurred a day previous caused his rapid decline.
Mr. Heaton moved with his parents to Ohio when about four years of age. On March 23, 1859, he was united in marriage to Mary Dimmick and in the fall of 1864 with his wife and two older sons moved to Illinois and settled on a farm northeast of Sciota, where he resided until his death. He is survived by the following children: John D. of Sciota, George J. of Ferris, Ill., Mrs. Mertle E. Rush of Axtel, Kan. Frank J., Mrs. Clara Barker, and Mrs. Hattie E. Warntz, all of Sciota, together with 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also one brother, Joseph F. Heaton of Higginsville, Mo., the only one surviving the family.
As one of the pioneers of the country he saw and held clearly in mind all the great changes that took place in the country. He served the township in a political way at numerous times. His was the perennial spirit of youth and no one who had talked with him in the last few weeks could deny that the fires of adolescence still burned brightly within.
Every phase of government, every step in the development of his business at farming was weighted in the balances of his judgement and were unstintingly commended or as unstintingly condemned as they found favor of disfavor. No flowery language was used to give voice to his comments but plain Anglo-Saxon which none could misunderstand. Every worthy community movement received from him financial as well as oral support. His adivice was sought by all members of his family in their affairs. With the essayist he believed that "your goodness must have some edge else it is none." "Take him for all in all, he was a man, I shall not see his like again."
Funeral services will be hold at the home Thursday at 2 p.m.
It will be a double funeral of husband and wife, and burial at the same time in Good Hope cemetery. They plighted their marriage vows in their Ohio home in 1859. For over 63 years they shared each others joys and sorrows; hand in hand they walked life's pathway together.


Michael S. Newcombe
Eagle Publications, April 1, 2003
Michael S. Newcombe, 48, Chicago, died March 4, 2003, at Loyola University Medical Center.
He was born in Chicago, Sept. 28, 1954, the son of Forrest Newcombe, now of Macomb, and Carolyn Barkley (Sonny) VanOrder, Vermont. He married MaryLou Maggio in Chicago, Oct. 4, 1980. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Jeremiah, Chicago; his sister Michelle (Joseph) Rossmiller; niece and nephews Justin, Thea, and Quentin Rossmiller, Macomb; maternal aunt Ginny (Ted) Doxstader , Macomb; paternal aunts, Mary Kay (Chuck) Gragg, Cheyenne, Wyo. and Judith Stuart, Kansas City, Kan.; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Irene Barkley, originally of Ipava; maternal uncle, Dr. Robert Barkley, Macomb; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Eunice Newcombe, Wichita, Kan.; niece and nephew Margaret Ann and Zachery Rossmiller.
Interment was in Queen of Heavens Cemetery, Hillside. A memorial service for family and friends in this area is planned for later in the spring. Date and location announcement will appear in this newspaper when scheduled.
Michael was an animal lover with a special fondness for his mother's dog, Ebony, who was adopted from the animal shelter. He was also a weather spotter with deep concerns for people affected by all weather disasters.


Bessie M. Johnson Severns Paul
Galesburg Register Mail
Prairie City - Bessie M. Paul, 94, 240 S. Center St., died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2003) at home. Corman Memorial Home, Avon, is in charge of arrangements.

Prairie City - Bessie M. Paul, 94 of 240 S. Center St. died at 10.35 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003, at her home.
Born Dec. 30, 1908, in Cameron to Fred W. and Myra Ray Johnson, she married Frank Paul on Oct. 19, 1937, in Memphis, MO. He died May 5, 1980. She also was preceded in death by one infant daughter, one brother and one sister.
Surviving are three sons, Richard Severns of Avon, Larry Paul of Bushnell and Gary Paul; one daughter, Marilyn Cox of Macomb; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corman Memorial Home in Avon, where friends may call after noon today until time of services. Burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery.


Charles Kent Peters
Rushville Times, January 5, 2005
Charles Kent Peters, 58, a Macomb small business owner, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in McLean County. Three and one-half months later, he was adopted by Lewis and Iva (Ingles) Peters. He graduated from Rushville High School in 1964 ans shortly thereafter enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. He served honorably for four years, including tours of duty in Thailand and Vietnam. After discharge in 1968, he enrolled at Western Illinois University, graduating with honors in 1972, with degrees in law enforcement and speech.
He married Karen Beal on June 6, 1970, at the First Bapist Church in Colchester. In 1974, they moved to the family farm where he engaged in farming for the next 15 years. While in Schuyler County, he attended the Bethany Community Church, and later the Littleton Baptist Church where he served as deacon. In 1989, he moved to Macomb where he established Roosevelt Apartments. He was a member of the Macomb Landlord's Association and active in many community affairs. He enjoyed boating at Argyle Lake.
Surviving are his wife of Macomb, a daughter, Michelle Powers of DeKalb, a grandson; and his parents, Lewis and Iva Peters of Macomb. He was preceded in death by twin brothers, Donald and Dean Peters.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Wood Funeral Home in rushville with Pastor Durwin Burtz officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by the Schuyler American legion Post 4. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.


Lois P. White McAtee Robinson
Eagle Publications, November 3, 2005
Lois P. McAtee Robinson, 89, Macomb, formerly of Bushnell, died at 3:05 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
She was born Aug. 24, 1916, in London Mills, the daughter of Ward and Edith (Hall) White. She married James M. McAtee April 13, 1935, in Aledo. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1968. She then married E. Dale Robinson, Sept. 1, 1973, in Bushnell. He preceded her in death June 3, 2000. She is survived by one stepson, Alan Robinson, Wauconda; one stepdaughter, Sally (Clyde) Johnson, Streator; two grandchildren, Michael McAtee, and Katherine (Don) McGowen; eight great-grandchildren; one niece, two nephews; five great-nieces and nephews; and one sister, Betty Kirwan, Morton.
In addition to her husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, David A. McAtee, in 1939, and Dale K. McAtee, in 1955. She lived in London Mills and graduated from High School in 1934. She worked for many years as a waitress at the Junction in St. Augustine until moving to Bushnell in 1973. From June 2000 to 2003, she lived at Wesley Village, Macomb and from 2003 to 2004 at Liberty Village in Streator. Before becoming a resident of Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb, She was a member of the Bushnell Baptist Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with the Pastor Dave Eden officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of services. Burial will be at the Bushnell Cemetery.


Helen Maxine Aten Allison
Eagle Publications, December 24, 2005
H. Maxine Allison, 86, Macomb, died at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 at Prairie City Nursing Home, Prairie City.
She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Macomb to Clarence and Bertha Montooth Aten. She married Floyd Allison April 5, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1990. She is survived by one son, Donald (Carol) Allison, Macomb; three grandchildren, Beth Westen, Laura Nofziger and Cheryl Westen; five brothers, Sloan Aten, Bushnell, Roscoe Aten, Macomb, Rex Aten, New Jersey, Bob Aten, California, and Richard Aten, Macomb; and one sister, Madelyn Christine, Milan.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter Diane Allison; and two brothers, George and Keith Aten.
She was a graduate of Western Academy, member of the Industry Eastern Star, and a member of Scotland Trinity Church.
Graveside Services were held Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, was in charge of arrangements.


Eleanor Maud Boden Aten
died: December 10, 1997
Rushville Times, December 11, 1997
Colchester - Eleanor M. Aten, 80, of 825 E. Main, Prairie City, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at the Prairie City Nursing Home in Prairie City.
She was born June 9, 1917, in Good Hope to Bryan and Hulda (Kepple) Boden. She married George Aten on Aug. 28, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa. He survives in Augusta. She is also survived by her mother of Bushnell; one daughter, Judy Wallick of Colchester; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harrison Boden of Bushnell and Frank Boden of Canton; one sister-in-law, Peggy Norris of Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Mervin Boden; and one sister, Melba Howard and her father.
Mrs. Aten was a member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be held with the Rev. Lee Unger officating at Forest Lawn Gardens in Macomb. Friends may call anytime until time of services. Jones Mortuary of Colchester is in charge of arrangements.
Peoria Journal Star, December 12, 1997, Page: C10
Prairie City - Eleanor M. Aten, 80, of Prairie City Nursing Home died there at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997.
Born June 9, 1917, in Good Hope to Bryan and Hulda Kepple Boden, she married George Aten on Sept. 28, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa. He survives in Augusta. Also surviving are one daughter, Judy Wallick of Colchester; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harrison Boden of Bushnell and Frank Boden of Canton; and one sister, Peggy Norris of Bushnell. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of the Plymouth (Ill.) United Methodist Church.
Private graveside services will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Calling hours will be any time until the time of services at Jones Mortuary in Colchester.


Ruth V. Martin Bisby
Peoria Journal Star, March 12, 1993, Page: C10
Colchester - Ruth V. Bisby, 76, of Colchester died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born May 29, 1916, in rural Macomb to Grover and Nellie Moore Martin, she married Ralph Bisby on Nov. 30, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Robert of Colchester; one brother, Raymond Martin of Littleton; two granddaughters; and three sisters, Ruby Waddell of Plymouth, Rosalie Lashbrook of Moline and Luan Bryan of Carpentersville. She was preceded in death by six brothers. A licensed practical nurse, she was a lifetime resident of Colchester where she was a member of Colchester United Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Jack Hollenback will officiate. Calling hours will be after 8 a.m. today until the time of services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.


Andrew J. Blue
Eagles Publications, November 18, 2003
Andrew J. Blue, 16, Colchester, died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born Aug. 27, 1987, in Macomb, the son of Ronald L. and Laurel B. (Beal) Blue.
He is survived by his parents; maternal grandmother, Vivian Beal, Macomb; paternal grandparents, Charles and Nilda {Nelda} Blue, Blandinsville; one brother, Ryan L. (Shannon Shirey) Blue; one sister Heather R. (Mike) Toland, Colchester; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Earl Beal.
He was a sophomore at West Prairie High School, Sciota. He was in football, baseball, freshman class president, honor student, scholastic team, youth group of Colchester First Baptist Church, and Colchester United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity, member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, loved playing paint ball, video and computer games, hanging out with friends and family and a gift of hope organ donor.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Colchester First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Earl Beal officiating. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Jones Mortuary. Friends may call Jones Mortuary after 4 p.m. Monday, till 9 p.m. Tuesday then at the Colchester First Baptist Church till the time of services. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester. Jones' Mortuary, Colchester, is in charge of arrangements.

Nelda L. Curless Blue
Peoria Journal Star, June 21, 2004, Page: B4
Blandinsville - Nelda L. Blue, 78, of 3075 E. County Road 1970 died at 8:04 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Vermont, Ill., to Harvey Oscar and Hattie Royer Curless, she married Charles D. Blue on Jan. 8, 1944, in Rushville. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven (and Sandy) of Carthage and Ronald (and Laurel) of Colchester; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and one grandson.
She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. The Rev. Robert Tillman will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery in Vermont.

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