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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]

Oakey M. Hoagland
The Rushville Times, September 3, 1875
Hoagland, Oakey M. - Died at his residence in Bardolph, McDonough County, Illinois, August 18, 1875 of dysentery, after a lingering illness, Oakey M. Hoagland in the 73rd year of his age. The deceased was one of the early settlers of Rushville, having emigrated from Kentucky and settled in this place in 1836. He was engaged in merchandizing here until 1840 when he removed to a farm near Bardolph on which he resided until very recently.

Norrine Ione Roudebush Carlock
Rushville Times, January 4, 1962
Norrine Ione Carlock died in Chicago January 2nd. Born 1 November 1, 1912 in Rushville to James O. and Erma Franklin Roudebush. She married Arnold Carlock in 1931.
Children are Mrs. Patricia Palmer of Macomb; Mrs. Erma Rose Beghtol of Aurora. Brothers and sisters are: Fred, Wm and Clifford of Canton, Leroy of Curtis, NE, Mrs. Barbara Schramm and Mrs. Cora Belle Perrin of Rushville, Mrs. Jeneva Jennings of Galva, Mrs. Rosemary Ingles of Compton, CA; and 2 half brothers: Joe of Redwood City, CA and Don of Johnson City, TX.
Note: buried Industry Cemetery, Plot O-53 (letter O not a zero), McDonough County, IL: Norrine Ione Carlock 1912-1962

Ruth Allyne Conner Davis
Peoria Journal Star, July 29, 1992, Page: D8
Ruth Allyne Davis, 71, of Norman, Okla., since 1990, formerly of McDonough and Schuyler counties, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 1992, at her residence.
Born Oct. 4, 1920, in Schuyler County to George and Minnie Shaver Conner, she married John Russell Davis on June 26, 1937, in Rushville. He died Sept. 2, 1976.
One sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Marna Graves of Gilson and Jean Rittenhouse of Norman; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She and her husband owned and operated Davis Outdoor Products in Little America.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. James Vancil will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Bernard J. Derry
Eagle Publications, August 23, 2005
Bernard J. Derry, 79, Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Astoria, died at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Hot Springs.
He was born Oct. 6, 1925 in Woodland Twp., Fulton Co., the son of Newton and Pearl (Gould) Derry. He married Darlene Fisk, Sept. 14, 1947, Astoria. She survives
He is also survived by one son, Dr. Greg (Susan) Derry, Canton; one daughter Kathy (Ron) Hayes, Morton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Brillhart, Astoria, and Fern Conner, Turlock, Calif.; and two stepsisters, Flossie Danner, and Nelda Herriford, both of Macomb.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Ben, Willis, Vernon, Otis and Donald Derry; one sister, Darlene Waggoner; and one stepbrother, Jack Parr.
He was a veteran of the United States Marines, World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He farmed in the fulton county area for years.
He retired as a warehouse manager from Hobart Welders, East Peoria, and he worked for New Concept Dental Lab in Canton for several years in public relations and as a driver for the lab.
He was a member of the Summum Christian Church where he was a former Elder.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Steve Castaneda and Gary Sheets officiating.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2205, at the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria.
Burial will be at the Astoria Cemetery.

Charles Walter Derry
Eagle Publications, April 13, 2004
Charles W. Derry, 85, Macomb, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Schuyler County, the son of Samuel and Bessie (Engle) Derry.
He is survived by three sons, Walter Derry, Macomb, David Derry, Longview, Texas, and Tom Derry, Mountain View, Calif.; two daughters, Peggy Gibson, Combs, Ark., and Julie Cameron, Macomb; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Violet Sowers, Quad Cities.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Derry.
He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He owned Derry's Trailer Court, Macomb, from 1967-2002.
Cremation has been accorded
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, is in charge of arrangements.


W. Herchel Fetch
Peoria Journal Star, March 8, 1999, Page: B4
Macomb - W. Herchel Fetch, 88, of Macomb died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Macomb Senior Living Center.
Born June 9, 1910, in Camden to Herman and Ethel Cady Fetch, he married F. Darlene Hawkins on Feb. 24, 1934, in Carthage. She survives. Also surviving are one brother, O. A. "Ansel" of Asheville, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
He was a farmer. He was a member of First Christian Church of Macomb. He also was a member of Macomb Masonic Lodge 17, AF&AM, and was a 50-year member of Macomb Elks Lodge 1009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. James Stovall will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Gladys K Tomlinson Gaddis
Peoria Journal Star, March 23, 1992, Page: C5
Industry - Gladys K. Gaddis, 77, of Industry died at 8:14 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born May 3, 1914, in Schuyler County to Albert C. and Grace Haber Tomlinson, she married Samuel Lloyd Gaddis on Oct. 11, 1933, in Rushville. He died Nov. 11, 1986. She also was preceded in death by one son, William; four brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by one son, Gene of Macomb, and seven grandchildren. She was an Industry resident most of her life.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, the Rev. Richard Alcumbrack officiating. Calling hours will begin at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


Garrett Thomas Grover
Peoria Journal Star, May 18, 1998, Page: B4
Rushville - Garrett Thomas Grover, infant son of Thomas and Beth Hulvey Grover of Rushville, died at 10:52 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 1998, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, where he was born Friday, May 15, 1998.
Surviving are his parents; one sister, Kasey Grover at home; his grandparents Maynard and Connie Hulvey of Rushville and Marilyn Grover of Mount Sterling; and his great-grandmothers Josephine Constable and Marie Roudebush, both of Rushville. His grandfather John Grover preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rushville City Cemetery. The Revs. Robert Belew and Scott Henley will officiate. There will be no visitation. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Vail H. Hale
Peoria Journal Star, November 15, 1992
Rushville - Vail H. Hale, 77, of Rushville died at 2:47 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 1992, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
Born April 5, 1915, in Camden Township to Jesse and Eddness Daniels Hale, he married Laura Forsythe on Jan. 3, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Roger of Beardstown and Royal of Rushville; two daughters, Judy Hamm of Browning and Marilyn Davis of Rockport; three sisters, Florence Greene and Betty Burton, both of Colchester, and Charlene Williams of Plymouth, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.
One son, Mark; one grandson; and four brothers preceded him in death.
Renting his first farm at age 15, he farmed all his life in Schuyler County.
He was a member of Schuyler County Farm Bureau.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Bonser will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.


Roy "Bud" Franklin Heaton
Peoria Journal Star, December 1, 1992, Page: D6
Macomb - Franklin "Bud" Heaton, 69, of Rural Route 3 died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1992, at his home.
Born Aug. 1, 1923, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, to Roy R. and Nellie Morrell Heaton, he married Elizabeth "Babe" Morris on Nov. 27, 1948, in Rushville. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Joe of Rushville, Roger of Vermont and Chris of Macomb; four sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Nedra) Andrews of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Mrs. Robert (Marjory) Wherley of Table Grove, Mrs. Rodney (Louise) Parr of Vermont and Wanda Brown of Macomb; two brothers, Stanley "Bill" of Industry and Jim of Astoria; five grandchildren; one step grandchild; and one great-grandchild. One sister preceded him in death.
He farmed in McDonough County.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Vermont American Legion for more than 25 years.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Clint Palmer will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by Vermont American Legion.

Shirley Anne Fetch Hester
Peoria Journal Star, September 11, 2005, Page: B6
Huntsville - Shirley Anne Hester, 76, of Huntsville passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
She was born on June 12, 1929, in Macomb, Ill., the daughter of the late Guy and Mabel (Stone) Fetch. She married Bruce Hester on Nov. 24, 1948, at the home of her parents in Camden and he survives.
Also surviving are a son, David Hester and wife Rhonda of Huntsville; a daughter, Beth Anne Graves and husband Scott of Camp Point; seven grandchildren, Capt. Jeremie Hester and wife Jenny stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Micah Hester and wife Susan of Huntsville, Sgt. Jarred Hester and wife Sue stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Courtney Eaton and husband Patrick of San Francisco, Brian Acker of Decatur, and Katybeth Graves and Kali Graves, both of Camp Point; two great-granddaughters, Grace Hester and Natalie Hester; a brother, Sterling Fetch of Macomb; an uncle, Vernie Fetch of Camden; an aunt, Lucille Fetch of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a nephew, Keith Fetch.
A graduate of Augusta High School, she first worked as a teller at the Augusta State Bank for 5 years. She later was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and sang. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and always had a large garden.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with the Pastor Ron Cox and Rev. Gary Bass officiating. Interment will follow in the Huntsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.


Mary "Polly" Adeline Gragg Belville Hollenback
died: September 28, 1972
Mrs. Polly Belville Hollenback, 94, of Browning, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at McDonough District hospital.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Browning Methodist church with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Burial was in Ridgeville cemetery, near Browning.
She was born Oct. 31, 1877, at Frederick, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Kirkham Gragg.
Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Eva Richards of Hannibal, MO; a half-brother, Jay Gragg of Appleton, Wis.; a foster son, Oren Riley of California; and two step-sons, Arthur and Laurence Hollenback of Rushville.
Note: She was married to George W. Belville and Edward Burl Hollenback.

Lois Edith Trone Jones
Peoria Journal Star, December 31, 2002, Page: B04
Rushville - Lois E. Jones, 88, of Rushville died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mount Sterling.
Born Dec. 14, 1914, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, to C. A. and Bertha Adeline Kinnear Trone, she married Paul Jones on March 27, 1937, in Macomb. He died Nov. 17, 1982.
She also was preceded in death by one grandson, two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are two sons, David (and Peggy) of Rushville and William (and Linda) of Geneseo; three daughters, Patricia Unger of Calipso, Nancy (and Gary) Armstrong of Stockbridge, Ga., and Judith (and Joseph) Reiche of Morris; three brothers, Donald Trone of Lewistown, Howard (and Shirley) Trone of Rushville and Glen (and Vivian) Trone of Walnut; three sisters, Madelyn Dunlap of Macomb, Jean Sieber of Mount Carroll and Marcell (and David) Taylor of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She provided child care for the Edwin Dyson family in Rushville.
She had been a cook for the Rushville High School cafeteria and Ping's Pantry.
She also helped her husband operate the family farm.
She was a member of the Schuyler Home Extension.
She attended Ridgeville Church near Browning and Houston Methodist Church near Rushville.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Friends may call on the family from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chaddock Children's Home in Quincy or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Frances S. Lawler Justus
Peoria Journal Star, March 8, 1992, Page: D9
Rushville - Frances S. Justus, 95, of Rural Route 1 died at 8:10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Aug. 24, 1896, in Schuyler County to Charles E. and Lenora Kirkham Lawler, she married Howard Ansel Justus on July 3, 1916, in Rock Island. He died Aug. 1, 1979.
She also was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and two half brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Morgan of rural Rushville; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Ester Main will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery north of Rushville.

Joseph W. Kellum
Industry Press, July 6, 1922
Joseph W. Kellum died in Chicago on June 30. He was born in Ohio to William and Rachel Kellum.
He married Elizabeth Brooks in 1873.
Children are Adeline Roudebush of Rock Island, John Wm. of Littleton, Floyd Eugene of Industry, Albert Franklin of Moline, Ernest Edwin of Littleton, Katie Lurline Shores of Vermont, Frannie Burnis and Ethel Vivian at home. One daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Roudebush is deceased.
Note: buried Industry Cemetery, Section O-53, McDonough County, IL: Joseph Kellum 1849-1922, Elizabeth Kellum 1857-1923.

Frank Litchfield
Brother Dies
Frank Litchfield, 83, of Montgomery, Alabama, a former Astoria resident, died this morning at Montgomery. He was a brother of Mrs. Bessie Ball, Miss Sabina Litchfield, Millard and Dewey Litchfield, all of Macomb. Mr and Mrs. Millard Litchfield left this morning for Montgomery to attend the funeral services, which will be held Tuesday. Mr. Litchfield was a former student at Western.
Note: He was the son of Manford Theodore Litchfield and Cleressia/Clarissa "Addie" Adalade Bryan. His birth of February 1882 per the 1900 census makes his death after February 1965. Anne Marie Willis has him married to Margaret Walker.


Vail Edward Morgan
Peoria Journal Star, June 9, 1992, Page: D7
Macomb - Vail Edward Morgan, 82, of Rural Route 1 died at 11:37 a.m. Monday, June 8, 1992, at his residence.
Born Jan. 20, 1910, in Schuyler County to Gilbert and Pearl Frances Shupe Morgan, he married M. Genevieve Cobb on Aug. 27, 1933, in Chicago.
She survives, along with one daughter, Marcia Jean Hamilton of Macomb; two sons, Richard Alan of Vienna, W.Va., and James Gilbert of Macomb; three brothers, Bennett of Rushville, Russell of San Antonio, Texas, and Kenneth of Macomb; two sisters, Mary Ewing of Lombard and Wilma Mercer of Northridge, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
He was a reporter, sports reporter and city editor at the Macomb Daily Journal for 28 years. While employed at the newspaper, he founded the first drive-in and root beer stand in Macomb, which he operated from 1933 to 1950. After leaving the newspaper in 1956, he established the LaMoine Nursery, which he owned and operated until retiring in 1985. He was official basketball scorer for Western Illinois University, operated baseball concessions and helped organize the first softball league in Macomb in the 1930s. He served on the tourism council and Macomb Beautiful.
He was chairman and served on the board of Macomb Savings and Loan Association.
He was president of Everly Park Board at the time of his death, where he was one of the three original trustees in 1944. He was honorary grand marshal of the 1987 Heritage Days Parade, which honored Macomb parks.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Macomb.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at his church. Joe Stipanowich will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Lou Litchfield Darby Perry
Peoria Journal Star, August 7, 2002, Page: B04
Galesburg - Betty Lou Perry, 72, of 351 W. North St. died at 11:23 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
Born April 16, 1930, in Blandinsville to Millard F. and Hazel L. Petrie Litchfield, she married Thomas L. Perry on Feb. 16, 1965, in Galesburg. He died Jan. 7, 1986.
She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Herman (and Joyce) Darby of Galesburg and Eddie (and Jill) Perry of Alexis; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Sharon) Whittier of Morton and Mrs. John (Thomasa) Eskridge of Galesburg; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Daniel (Vicki) Hare of Centennial, Colo., and Mrs. Bill (Valerie) Henning of Abingdon; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
An employee of the state of Illinois for 36 years, she worked at Galesburg Research Hospital until it closed in 1984. She later was the dietary supervisor at Zeller Mental Health Center in Peoria until retiring on Dec. 1, 1995.
She was a member of the Abingdon Pottery Club.
She and her husband organized flea markets in the Galesburg area for many years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Elder Bob Chandlee will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.

Emery Leslie Phillips
Peoria Journal Star, May 8, 1992, Page: C10
Rushville - Emery L. Phillips, 87, of Rural Route 4 died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1992, at his residence.
Born Aug. 22, 1904, in Buena Vista Township, Schuyler County, to William and Anna Shaver Phillips, he married Dorothy Hiles on Feb. 4, 1935, in Oquawka.
She survives along with two sons, Robert and Terry, both of Rushville; five daughters, Shirley Baker of Bullshead, Ariz., Norma Jones of Severna Park, Md., Sara Conlin of Astoria, Rose Mary Root of Pawnee, and Lynne Kokenes of Orland Park; two brothers, Woodrow and Cecil, both of Macomb; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
He was a farmer and construction worker, retiring in 1963. He was a member of Curry Chapel Church near Rushville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Wayne Bonser will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery near Rushville.

Lewis "Woodie" Woodrow Phillips
Peoria Journal Star, November 25, 1992, Page: C5
Macomb - Lewis "Woodie" Phillips, 76, of 525 S. Campbell died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Nov. 8, 1916, in Schuyler County to William and Anna Shaver Phillips, he married Evelyn Norris on Oct. 16, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Dinah Lee Burton of Alpha; three sons, Dennis Lyndall Phillips and Daryl Lane Phillips, both of Macomb and Dannie Lewis Phillips of Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Cecil D. of Macomb; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
He owned and operated Phillip's Electric in Macomb for 41 years, retiring in 1990. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of Disabled American Veterans.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dodsworth-Piper- Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Ron Derrig-Green will officiate.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, where military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 6. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, McDonough County Chapter.

Philip Eugene Robertson
Peoria Journal Star, June 18, 1998, Page: B4
Ipava - Philip E. Robertson, 74, of 9471 N. County Highway 2 died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at his home.
Born Feb. 27, 1924, in Ipava to Jasper and Hila Mae Vaughn Robertson, he married Doris Curless on April 27, 1947, in Havana. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Dennis, Steve and Allen, all of Ipava, and Chris of Avon; one daughter, Hila Rora of Marquette Heights; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Iris Lamm of Ipava, Barbara Wickert of Glasford and Mary Hummel of Bushnell.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
A brick mason, he worked for Hummel Construction in Bushnell and Chadco in Macomb.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Ipava American Legion Post 17. He also was a member of Ipava Masonic Lodge 213, AF&AM. He was a member of Ipava Christian Church, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Revs. Kevin Kessler and Stacey Nicholas will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava, with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by his American Legion Post.

Amina Adeline Martin Robeson
Peoria Journal Star, August 20, 1992, Page: C7
A. Adeline Robeson Dies At Age 111
Galesburg - A. Adeline Robeson, 111, of Galesburg died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992, at Marigold Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 20, 1880, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Jeremiah and Francelia Shear Martin, she married James Robeson on Sept. 20, 1904. He died July 28, 1971. She also was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are three sons, Orville of Roseville, Glen of Macomb and Dr. Wayne of Dearborn, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Solomon of Marquette Heights; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
In 1882, her family moved to Schuyler County, and in 1891 she moved to south of Macomb. She had lived in Galesburg since 1945. She was a 98-year member of Ebenezer Church in rural Macomb and was founder of the social services of the church. She was a member of the Galesburg Art League.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville. The Rev. Kermit Peterson will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Alfred "Curly" Carlyle Rose
Canton Daily Ledgar, Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Astoria - Alfred Carlyle "Curly" Rose, 87, of 405 West Broadway, Astoria, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday (December 24, 2005) at Astoria Gardens.
Born February 3, 1918, in Schuyler County, the son of Harry and Ona (Trone) Rose, he married Nola Carlete Seward, Sept. 7, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Carmen (Barbara) Rose, Macomb; one daughter, Carolyn (Don) Watson, Astoria; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Janell, and Marcella Watson; and two sisters, Velna Maxine Rose, and Jeanette Seward.
He worked as a mechanic for Lock Motor Company, Astoria for 13 years. He then started his own business, Curly's Auto Repair and owned and operated it for 51 years. He always said he was lucky that his job and his hobby were the same. He trained over 15 mechanics in Astoria through their employment at Curly's.
He was a member of Astoria Christian Church where he served as an Elder for 53 years, taught Sunday School and received the Father of the Year award in 1984. He was recognized as an Honored Elder, in December 2003. He was also recognized as an Honored Citizen by the Village of Astoria at the Astoria Homecoming celebration in 1988.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Astoria Christian Church, Revs. Gary Sheets and Ben Peterman officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial home, Astoria, was in charge of arrangements.

Nola Carlete Seward Rose
Eagle Publication, January 17, 2006
Nola Carlete Rose
Nola Carlete Rose, 85, Astoria, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Astoria Gardens, Astoria.
She was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Bernadotte, the daughter of Covadis E. and Anna Mae (Johnson) Seward. She married Alfred Carlyle "Curly" Rose Sept. 7, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 2005.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn (Don) Watson, Astoria; one son, Carmen (Barbara) Rose, Macomb; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Gerald (Darlene) Seward, Beardstown, and Max E. Seward, Astoria.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Wandalee Mae Seward and Patsy Seward, one brother, Donald Seward, and two granddaughters, Janell Kay and Marcella Jean Watson.
She and her husband owned and operated Curly's Auto Repair in Astoria for 51 years. She was also den mother for the Astoria Cub Scouts, homemaker, mother, and friend to all.
She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School, Women's Bible classes, Home weekly Bible classes, and was Missionary Secretary.
Funeral Services were held Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at the Astoria Christian Church, Astoria, with the Revs. Gary Sheets and Ben Peterman officiating.
Burial was in Astoria Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Astoria Christian Church Missionary Fund.
Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, was in charge of arrangements.


Hazel Zelma Hillyer Stoneking Roudebush
Peoria Journal Star, January 21, 1992, Page: D6
Macomb - Hazel Zelma Roudebush, 88, of 900 E. Jefferson, Apt. 417, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1992, at Sprucewood Health Care Center.
Born Aug. 27, 1903, in Brooklyn Township, Ill., to Willis and Carried Burton Hillyer, she married Edward Stoneking. She later married George Roudebush on Aug. 3, 1931, in Palmyra, Mo. He died on Sept. 23, 1952. She also was preceded in death by three sons, Edsel Stoneking, Ivan Stoneking and Jack Stoneking; five brothers; five sisters; and one grandson.
She is survived by two daughters, Carrie Lefringhouse of Camp Point and Christine Biswell of Colchester; one son, Cecil G. Roudebush of Carterville, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A lifelong resident of the Plymouth and Macomb areas, she worked as a cook at several restaurants before retiring.
She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1921. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, the Rev. Tom Daly officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Blackburn Cemetery in Brooklyn, Ill.

James Oscar Roudebush
Rushville Times 2 March 1950
Macomb Daily Journal 1 March 1950
James Roudebush d. in Schuyler Co. 27 Feb 1950.
Born 18 Sept 1869 to John & Hannah Findenbinder Roudebush. First married Myrtle Kellum, then 1910 married Emma Franklin.
Children - Wilmer of Geneva, IN; Joe of Redwood City, CA; Don of Johnson City, TX; Fred of Canton; Mrs. Norrine Hopkins of Rushville; Mrs. Cora Bell Perrin of Rushville; Clinton W. and Clifford of Canton; LeRoy of Curtis, NE; Mrs. Genevieve Jennings of Macomb; Mrs. Rosemary Ingles of St. Louis; and Mrs. Barbara Scramm of Rushville.
Siblings - Mrs. Belle Springer of Industry; George of Plymouth; Edward of Pryor, NE and Walter of Rock Island.
Lawler Funeral Home Record, page 32:
Roudebush, James O., b. Sept. 18, 1869, d. Feb. 1950, burial Industry, IL Cemetery, s/o John and Hannah Funkenbinder Roudebush, h/o Erma Franklin, m. Feb. 24, 1910, Children: Wilmer, Joe, Don, Fred, Norrine Hopkins, Cora Bell Perrin, Clinton W., Clifford, LeRoy, Genevieve Jennings, Rosemary Ingles, Barbara Schramm


Nellie May Curless McKinley Ruth
Peoria Journal Star, September 6, 1999, Page: B4
Nellie Ruth
Astoria - Nellie M. Ruth, 94, of Dekalb, formerly of Astoria, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Pine Acres Care Center in DeKalb.
Born July 22, 1905, in Fulton County to Hugh and Susie Farwell Curless, she married Clarence McKinley in 1922. She married Harve S. Ruth on Jan. 17, 1934, in Canton. He died July 13, 1975.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, one sister and two step-grandsons.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty (Robert) Rhoades of Dekalb; three stepdaughters, Wanda Fouts of Metamora, Betty Brown of Chillicothe and Maxine (Herman) Smith of Alta Loma, Calif.; two brothers, John Curless of Astoria and Ted Curless of Pekin; five sisters, Opal Schisler and Myrna Phillips, both of Astoria, Edith Lee and Doris Robertson, both of Peoria, and Olive Howe of Havana; one grandson; five stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was a clerk at Montgomery Ward and Bimrose Furniture, a cashier at Lehan Drugs and was co-owner of the Personality Shop, all in DeKalb.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home. The Rev. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.

Clare Devere Schisler
Peoria Journal Star, June 7, 1992, Page: C14
Good Hope - Clare D. Schisler, 79, of Rural Route Good Hope, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 1992, at his residence.
Born March 11, 1913, in Ipava to William and Della Grove Schisler, he married Ellen France on August 11, 1940, in Ipava.
She survives, along with three sons, Max of Rudolph, Ohio, John of Camp Point, and Ron of Good Hope; five daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Elaine) Churchill of Roseville, Mrs. Verne (Carrie) Moulton of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Idella Huston, Mrs. Doug (Linda) Wilkins, and Mrs. Hap (Kathie) Voorhees, all of Galesburg; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Delbert Devere Schisler, and two brothers.
A farmer in the Good Hope area for 40 years, he was also a self-employed carpenter. He was a former member of the Good Hope Lions Club and a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at his church. The Rev.
Peggy Richards will officiate. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell. Calling hours will be after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Lurline Kate Kellum Shores
Macomb Daily Journal, January 2, 1932
Lurline Kate Shores died January 1st in Industry. Born 7 June 1891 in Industry to J. W. and E. Brooks Kellum. She married Ed Shores.
Note: buried Industry Cemetery, Plot O-53, McDonough County, IL: Lurline K. Shores 1891-1 Jan 1932


Thelma L. Grandt Siepel
Eagle Publications, March 14, 2002
Thelma L. Siepel, 86, of rural Tennessee, died at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born July, 17, 1915, near Table Grove in Farmers township, Fulton County, the daughter of Ernest Christian and Olive Josephine (Robinson) Grandt. She was married June 12, 1936, at the United Brethren Church in Macomb, to John Willard Siepel, who preceded her in death June 6, 1971.
She is survived by five children, Captain Willard Ernest Siepel, US Navy Retired and wife (Carol) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Olive Ruthanne Danielson of Plymouth, Mary Jane and husband (Gerald) White of Colchester, Barbara Jean and husband (Frankie) Lucie of Basco, Patricia Lea and husband (Edwin) Burtness of Orfordville, Wis., and one daughter-in-law, Sue Siepel of Austin, Texas; 15 grandchildren survive, Keith Willard and Margo Siepel and Kevin Willard and Sharon Siepel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Joanne and Don Switzer of Plymouth, David John and Nancy Danielson of Tennessee, Melissa Sue and Jeff Calhoun of Macomb, Geoffrey Grandt and Kimberly White of Morris, Diana Lee and John D. Cox of Bokoshe, Okla., Beverly Jo and James Hoffmeister of La Romain, Trinidad, West Indies, Michael George Siepel of Springfield, Mo., Charles Roy Lucie and Steven Raymond and Jennifer Lucie of Basco, Adam Lee and Amy Lucie of Carthage, Deanna Louise DeVoe, Jason Edwin and Sara Burtness, and Eric Lee Burtness of Orfordville, Wis.; 25 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Irene Stromberg of Tacoma, Wash. and Dorothy Livengood of Elizabethton, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Edward Siepel, a son-in-law, Bob Danielson, a grandson, Danny Albert Danielson, a great-granddaughter, Colette Elaine Danielson, her parents, two brothers, Charles E. Grandt and Jim L. Grandt and two sisters, Eleanor D. Icenogle and Marjorie Lea Stromberg.
Thelma's childhood homes were in the areas of Table Grove, Ipava, Gin Ridge, Plymouth and Macomb. Following her marriage she lived on the Siepel Family Farm south of Joetta until June 2001 when she moved to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville. She moved to Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb in September 2001. She was a 1933 graduate of Macomb High School. She worked in her father's business, Farmer's Produce in the Lindsey Building in Macomb, and later was employed at Dennis chicken Products in Augusta, in the dietary department at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, and as a crop reporter with the US Department of Agriculture. She was a co-leader of the Lamoine Lucky Ladies 4-H club in Hancock County for several years, and had been a member of Home Bureau and the Crooked Creek Special Club. She enjoyed her yard, especially hybrid tea roses, daffodils and red bud trees. Known lovingly as "Granny Siepel" to her grandchildren and many friends, neighbors, and family members, She will be remembered by them for her gifts of quilts and hand-crocheted afghans and for the time and love she shared with each of them. She also created elaborate gingerbread houses for her beloved "Gray Boys" when they were children. She enjoyed reading and travel, and was a member of the Tennessee Birthday Club. She was an active member of the Hills Grove United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible school and was active in the United Methodist Women. She was also co-founder and member of Church Women United of the Colchester area.
Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002 at the Hills Grove United Methodist Church near Tennessee with the Rev. Donald Long officiating. Burial was in the Hills Grove Cemetery.


George Tobert Smith
Peoria Journal Star, September 27, 1995, Page: D6
Bushnell - Graveside services for George Robert "Bob" Smith, 71, of 1500 W. Main, Apt. 12-A, who died at 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 1995, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Vermont Cemetery in Vermont. The Rev. Ralph O. Swarthout will officiate.
He was struck by a car Monday while riding a bicycle about four miles north of Bushnell on Illinois Route 41. There will be no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.
Born March 3, 1924, in Macomb to Loren W. and Mary E. Carnes Smith, he married Edna Fowler on Dec. 11, 1980, in Macomb. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Teresa Smith of Moline; one stepson, Robert Cassel of Bader; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Locie and Samuel, both of Bushnell, James of Sunrise Beach, Mo., Wilbert of Chillicothe and Orville of Florida; and three sisters, Mildred Still of Havana, Mary Robertson of Browning and Arlene Willis of the state of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Jane Smith, and one sister.
A construction worker, he was a member of Laborer's Union Local 231 in Pekin.
He was a member of Bushnell Christian Church.


Wayne "Chuck" Snyder
died: December 2, 2001
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 6, 2001, Page: 35
Pery, N.Y. - Wayne "Chuck" Snyder, 93, of Peru, formerly of Alvin and Browning, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
He was born July 7, 1908, in Browning, the son of George C. and Laura Steadman Snyder.
Mr. Snyder worked for the Burlington Railroad and post office until he left for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a warehouse foreman under Gen. George C. Patton from 1942-45. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal for Good Conduct, WWII Victory Medal, European/African/Middle Eastern medal with three bronze battle stars, a service stripe and two overseas service bars. He was a lifelong gardener and handyman in Springfield and Alvin, retiring in the 1980s, and a member of Alvin Christian Church.
Survivors: a stepsister, Marcella Brodman of Virginia; two nieces, Jean Snyder-Kull of Peru and Patricia Tegeder of Jacksonville; and three stepnieces, Virginia Stambaugh of Browning, Rosy Aten of Macomb and Joyce Taylor of Jacksonville.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Browning Cemetery, the Rev. Jack Christian officiating.
Note: Virginia Stambaugh and Rosy Aten are the daughters of Howard "Keith" Keith Aten and Helen Rose Geer. Jean Snyder-Kull is the daughter of brother, John Snyder and Eva Darlene Ridings. Marcella Brodman is the daughter of Arthur "Hiram" Hiram Geer and Ada Bertha Kloker and sister to Helen Rose Geer Aten. The rest I haven't figured out how they are related. Sara Hemp


Loren "Jack" Sours
Peoria Journal Star, August 12, 1994, Page: A12
Havana - Loren "Jack" Sours, 92, of 323 E. Jefferson St. died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 1994, at Havana Healthcare Center.
Born Nov. 24, 1901, in Beardstown to William Michael and Margaret Ellen Doyle Sours, he married Helen Bly on April 4, 1932, in Macomb. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara Buchanan of Havana; two sons, Jack Sowers of North Branch, Minn., and Dan Sours of Phoenix; two brothers, Virgle \{Virgil\} of Rushville and Oliver of Macomb; three sisters, Winifred Sweeney, Gladys Clark and Margurite Morris, all of Macomb; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
He was an auctioneer, grocery store owner, contractor and businessman. He last owned and operated Sours' Furniture store in Havana.
He was a member of Havana Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurley Funeral Home. The Rev. Warren Hughes will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Virgil William Sours
Peoria Journal Star, March 17, 1997, Page: A7
Rushville - Virgil William Sours, 98, of Rushville died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
Born May 22, 1898, in Chandlerville to William and Margaret Doyle Sours, he married Velma Perry on April 30, 1923, in Rushville. She died Dec. 25, 1983.
Two sons, James and Robert, three sisters and three brothers also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Richard and John, both of Littleton; two sisters, Winnifred Sweeney and Marguerite Morris, both of Macomb; one brother, Oliver of Moline; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was an independent cement contractor and a farmer before retiring.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Long will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn.


Marilyn Diane Barnes Stephens
Eagle Publications, February 21, 2003
Marilyn Barnes Stephens, 70, Macomb, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born July 27, 1932, in Rushville, the daughter of Vernon and Hildreth (Ashwood) Barnes. She married Richard D. Stephens Nov. 18, 1951, in Rushville. He survives.
She is also survived by two daughters, Deborah (Neal) Nordstrom, San Diego, Calif., Michelle (Stephen) Dykes, Barrington; four grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Byron Barnes, St. Louis, Mo.; and one sister Jeanne Bartlett, Rushville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a graduate of Rushville High School and received the D.A.R. award while she was there. She was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and was an honor student in high school and college. She was past president of Chapter K PEO, past president of Kappa Delta Sorority, and a member of XXMD, and the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb. She enjoyed her family, her church, and her Bridge Club.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday Feb. 20, 2003 at First Presbyterian Church, Macomb, with the Rev. Alice Davenport officiating. Visitation will follow after the service in the Fellowship Hall at the Church. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of the ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery.


Donald Sweeney
Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - October 31, 2000, Page: B04
Former Macomb Mayor Donald Sweeney
Macomb - Donald Sweeney, 76, of 21007 Oakmont Court died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at his residence.
Born April 25, 1924, in Macomb to Herschel and Winifred Sours Sweeney, he married Jean Wegehoft on Dec. 11, 1943, in San Diego. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Mark (and Lisa) of Macomb; two daughters, Pamela (and Clete) Wagner of Vassar, Mich., and Johanna (and Terry) Swanson of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, John of Modera, Calif., and Max of Austin, Texas; one sister, Vernadene Elliott of Macomb; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was a Marine Corps veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of American Legion Post 6 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1921.
He owned and operated Sweeney's Cleaners in Macomb since 1948.
He was elected to the Macomb City Council in 1966 and served on several council committees. He was elected as mayor of Macomb in 1971 and served until 1973.
He served as chairman of Macomb's City Wide Clean-Up and Beautification Program and of the Greater Macomb United Fund from 1970 to 1971.
He served on the Safety Security Sub-Committee at Western Illinois University and as chairman of the Macomb Fire and Police Commission.
He served as assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Annual Illinois Municipal League meeting in 1968.
He was a member of the Macomb Jaycees. He was past vice president of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce, where he also served on the board of directors.
He was a life member of First Christian Church of Macomb, where he served as deacon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at his church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, where military rites will be conducted by his American Legion and VFW posts.


Winifred Sours Sweeney
Peoria Journal Star, August 26, 2000, Page: B05
Macomb - Winifred Sweeney, 96, of 1212 Madelyn Ave. died at 8:36 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Elms Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 29, 1903, in Cass County to William and Margaret Ellen Doyle Sours, she married Herschel Sweeney on Nov. 30, 1921, in Macomb. He died in 1972.
Four brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, John of Modera, Calif., Max of Austin, Texas, and Don of Macomb; one daughter, Vernadene Elliott of Macomb; one brother, Oliver Sours of Moline; one sister, Margurite Morris of Macomb; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-greatgrandchildren.
She had been a clerk for Sweeney Cleaners in Macomb.
She was a 50-year member of Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodsworth-PiperWallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. The Rev. Ron Bricker will officiate. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, where the Rev. Randall Whitmire will officiate.

Enoch Parry Davis
Argus-Searchlight, Wed., Dec. 15, 1943
Former Resident Dies Suddenly
Rev. E. P. Davis Passed Away Friday At His Home In Beardstown
Enoch Parry Davis, the son of William and Sarah Davis, was born May 14, 1877, and departed this life suddenly Friday afternoon at his home in Beardstown, aged 66 years 6 months and 26 days. Death was due to a heart attack. He was the eighth eldest in a family of seven brothers and three sisters. Two brothers and two sisters together with his parents have preceded him to the Land of Spirit.
His early life was spent on the old homestead, located southwest of Astoria in the Oak Grove community and just across the Schuyler County line near Bader, where he attended grade school. He was united in marriage December 6, 1896 to Florence Simeral, daughter of Allen and Elizabeth Gain Simeral, by the Rev. James Miller, at the home of the bride s parents abut six miles west of Astoria.
To the union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters: Ralph Lee Davis of Peoria; Hazel Elizabeth Venters of Peoria, Albert Allen Davis of Beardstown, Sheldon William Davis of Burbank, California, Eula Edna Miller of West Chicago, Enoch Kenneth Davis of Peoria, Sarah Simeral Crumley of Rushville, Winona LaVere Bowen of Peoria. These with fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. One great-grandson died in infancy. One sister, Mrs. Ellen Craig of Macomb, five brothers, J. Grant of Canton, John, Lemuel, and Fred of Astoria, and Charles of Adair are left with his loving and devoted wife to mourn his loss, besides a number of nephews, nieces, and hosts of friends.
Out of a variety of experiences in which he engaged as farmer, salesman, postmaster, and minister, he developed the happy faculty of making many friends and a desire to make his life count for the most in the service of humanity. This, with a deep religious Christian experience fitted him for the Christian ministry which he actively entered in the spring of 1931 and in which service he engaged until this retirement in June of this year.
Rev. Davis held postulates at Willows Grove near Blandsville, Rushville, Tiesa, El Dora, and New Salem Illinois.
He served his Lord under the auspice of both United Brethren and Methodist faith, holding many revivals, preaching many funeral sermons, performing marriage ceremonies and receiving many souls into the kingdom, and has now entered into the joys of his Lord, courageous and unafraid, faithful to the end.
Funeral Services were held at the Methodist Church in Astoria Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. G. Davis of Chicago, a nephew, Internment in the Oak Grove Cemetery southwest of Astoria.

Mabel R. Kelly Morrell Beghtol
Peoria Journal Star, August 12, 1991, Page: C6
Rushville - Mabel R. Beghtol, 78, of 620 N. Congress St. died at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1991, at her residence.
Born Jan. 11, 1913, in Littleton Township, Schuyler County, to Elmer E. and Janie Arnold Kelly, she married Alfred Jackson Morrell on Jan. 6, 1932, in Littleton. She then married Harold Beghtol on Feb. 15, 1960, in Quincy. Both later died. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Morrell.
She is survived by two sons, Zane Morrell and Paul David Morrell, and one daughter, Nancy Joy Wise, all of Rushville; one sister, M. Maxine Tomlinson of Anaheim, Calif.; one half sister, Betty Payne of Industry; one half brother, Francis Kelly of Macomb; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was employed as a supervisor at the former Lacy Shelter Care of Rushville until retiring.
She was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, the Rev. Dean Spencer officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

Marylou Leona Bollinger Bird
Peoria Journal Star, November 27, 1992, Page: A11
Astoria - Marylou Leona Bird, 63, of Astoria died at 12:23 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 1992, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Born June 22, 1929, in Schuyler County to Luther and Leona Vaughn Bollinger, she married Lester R. Bird on July 14, 1956. He died Dec. 27, 1987.
Survivng are one son, Randy of Macomb; three brothers, Eugene Bollinger of Canton, Robert Bollinger of Astoria and Richard Bollinger of Rushville; and three sisters, Charlotte Norton of Rushville, Freida Stambaugh of Astoria and Betty Norton of Beardstown.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Mike Thomas will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery in Browning.


Ralph Herbert Blaesing
Peoria Journal Star, September 30, 1992, Page: D6
Rushville - Ralph Herbert Blaesing, 75, of Rushville died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Jan. 12, 1917, in Quincy to Conrad B. and Anna Maas Blaesing, he married Iva Thompson. She preceded him in death. He later married Ellen Harris on Oct. 18, 1968, in Rushville. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Mike of Rushville, Dan and Vern, both of Macomb, and David of Auburndale, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Connie) Pepple and Laura Blaesing, both of Rushville, and Evelyn Robb of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Lawrence of St. Louis; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Five sisters preceded him in death.
A World War II Army veteran, he was an administrator at the Illinois Department of Public Aid office in Rushville for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville, American Heart Association, Knights of Columbus, Illinois Welfare Association, Schuyler County Food Basket, Schuyler County American Legion Post 4 and Schuyler County 708 Board.
He coached Little League baseball for more than 10 years.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at his church. The Rev. Robert Reynolds will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, where military rites will be accorded at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean
Rushville Times, July 13, 2005
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Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean, 90, Vermont, died Thursday, July 7, at her residence.
She was born near Youngstown on April 19, 1915, the daughter of Lester and Elorance Bowen Lybarger. She married Rodney Crabtree on April 9, 1937. They were divorced. She then married Clyde Dean on Jan. 5, 1955. He died Dec. 19, 2003.
She is survived by one daughter, Marla (husband Don) Butcher and one son, Rennie (wife Theresa) Crabtree, both of Vermont; one brother, Lester L. Lybarger of Springfield; three granddaughters; four grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and on step great-great-grandchild.
She was prececed in death by one son, Randy Lee Crabtree; two brothers, Rollin and Freeman Lybarger; and one sister, Vera Courtney.
She was a 1932 graduate of Vermont High School and was a member of the Vermont Christian Church. She was Noble Grand of Harmony Rebekah Lodge 53 of Vermont, and a member of the IOOF Lodge 79 of Vermont. She ran a grocery story in Vermont for 50 years and also ran a grocery store in Bardolph and Dean's Cafe from 1963-1965 in Vermont, Dean's Mini Service from 1973-1975 and worked at Merle's Rexall in Vermont.
Services ...... Monday at the Vermont Christian Church with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating and burial in the Vermont Cemetery. Rebekah services were conducted by her lodge. Kost Memorial Home of Vermont was in charge of the arrangements.

Eagle Publications, July 7, 2005
Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean
Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean, 90, Vermont, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2005, at her residence.
She was born near Youngstown, IL the daughter of Lester and Florance (Bowen) Lybarger. She married Rodney Crabtree April 5, 1937, and they were divorced. She then married Clyde Dean Jan. 5, 1955. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 2003.
She is survived by one daughter, Marla (Don) Butcher, Vermont; one son, Renne (Theresa) Crabtree, Vermont; one brother Lester L. Lybarger, Springfield; three grandaughters, Kelly Coleman, of Auburn, Donna (Shawn) Bradford, Vermont, and Christy (Tim) Craycraft, Vermont; four grandsons, Joe (Kristen) Butcher, Springfield, Brad Crabtree, Macomb, Jerry (Lisa) Butcher, Vermont, and Brian Crabtree, Edwardsville; nine great-grandchildren, Christen Bradford, Colten Bradford, Zach Crabtree, Melissa Crabtree, Ben Butcher, Dylan Coleman, Andrew Butcher, Chloe Cracraft and Reece Butcher; four stepgrandsons, Daron Pilkington, Franz Manning, Lucas Wageman, and Slade Wageman; four step great-grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Gale, Rondelle Brockley, Britney Brockley, and Tiffany Brockley; and one step great-great-grandchild, Trenton Gale.
She was preceded in death by one son, Randy Lee Crabtree; two brothers, Rollin and Freeman Lybarger; and one sister, Vera Courtney.
She was a 1932 graduate of Vermont High School. She was a member of Vermont Christian Church and was presently Noble Grand of Harmony Rebekah Lodge #53, Vermont, and a member of the IOOF Lodge # 79, Vermont. She ran a grocery store in Vermont for 50 years and also ran a grocery store in Bardolph and Deans Cafe from 1963-1965 in Vermont, and Deans Mini Service from 1973-1975 and worked at Merle's Rexall in Vermont.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, 2005, at the Vermont Christian Church, with the Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital's Hospice Program or Harmony Rebekah Lodge #53.
Kost Memorial Home, Vermont, was in charge of arrangements.


Otto E. Gossage I
Eagle Publications, March 1, 2006
Otto E. Gossage, 96, Huntsville, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at his home.
He was born Sunday, Feb. 20, 1910, in Schuyler Co., the son of Fred and Mattie (Sorrels) Gossage. He married Margaret Louise Clemens April 8, 1933, in Bardolph. She preceded him in death May 23, 1991.
He is survived by three sons, Otto E. (Patti) Gossage, Jr., Marietta, Randy L. (Judy) Gossage, Macomb, Danny E. Gossage, Basco; five daughters, Norma J. (Bob ) Teel, Macomb, Shirley T. Spencer, Macomb, Mary M. Teel, Colchester, Helen M. Spencer, Macomb, and Hazel M. Gossage, Brooklyn; 33 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by four children, Richard, Betty, Larry, and Wilma Gossage; seven grandchildren; two brothers, and four sisters.
He farmed in his early years, operated a Sawmill in Littleton and worked at Robertson Block Co., Beardstown, retiring in 1976.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, with Mr. Joyce Farwell officiating. Burial was at the Ridgeville Cemetery near Browning.

Robert M. Applegate
Eagle Publications, July 26, 2001
Robert M. Applegate, 71, of Bardolph, died at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born May 5, 1930, in Macomb, the son of Richard and Lotta McLaren Applegate. He married Melba Fugate on May 20, 1950, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by five daughters, Linda (Mike) Rouse, Prairie City, Terry (Lloyd) Stambaugh, St. Augustine, Dixie Applegate, Vail, Colo., Debra Applegate, Liberty, Mo., and Dawn (Max) Ford, Bardolph; one son, Gary Applegate, Macomb; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one half brother, Bill Applegate.
Robert had lived in the Bardolph area for 47 years. He was a tool and die maker, and was a former member of the Macomb Eagles Club.
Funeral services were held on Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with Chaplain Ron Green officiating. Burial was at the Bardolph Cemetery in Bardolph.

Nina M. Beebe Aten
Peoria Journal Star, April 14, 1994, Page: D7
Industry - Nina M. Aten, 78, of 110 Reed Ave. died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born March 2, 1916, in Camden Township, Schuyler County, to William and Alma Avery Beebe, she married Earl "Toby" Aten on Jan. 12, 1935, in Macomb. He died March 28, 1979.
One daughter, Donna Kay, two sisters and one infant brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Sprinkle of Industry; two sons, Kenneth E. of Macomb and William L. of Savoy, Texas; one brother, Howard Beebe of Clayton; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was a sitter at McDonough District Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Richard Pricco will officiate. Calling hours will be after 2 p.m. today and visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.

Nola V. McCance Avery
Eagle Publications, April 2, 2005
Nola V. Avery, 66, Bushnell, died at 3:16 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born Jan. 24, 1919, in Bushnell, the daughter of Claude and Grace (Scott) McCance. She married Lyman G. Avery Feb. 14, 1937, in Ft. Madison, Iowa. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1961.
She is survived by two sons, Lyman (Mary Lou) Avery, Gilbert, Ariz.; one daughter, Janice (Jerry) Troutman, Bushnell; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gaylord McCance, Gene McCance, and Glenn McCance, all of Bushnell; and one sister, Theda Trout, Bushnell.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, five sisters, one grandson, Christopher Troutman; and one infant granddaughter.
She ran a daycare facility out of her home for 20 years. Prior to that she worked at Norcross Mfg., Bushnell, for 20 years. She was a member of Bushnell First Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March, 31, 2005, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating.
Cremation rites have been accorded.


Ruby I. Lucas Barb
Eagle Publications, June 27, 2002
Ruby I. Barb, 95, Macomb, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 1, 1906, in Industry, the daughter of J. C. and Loucettia (Pittman) Lucas. She married Manville Barb Nov. 27, 1926, in Macomb. He died in 1962.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Brian Barb; three brothers, Joseph, Lee and George Lucas; three sisters, Ethel Garrison, Nina Daugherty and Mabel Hainline; and one sister in infancy, Hazel.
Born and raised in McDonough County, she lived in East Orange, N. J., before moving back to Macomb in 1971. She worked as a salesperson for Woolworth for 23 years.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, with the Rev. A. Lee Unger officiating. Friends may call at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, June 27. There will be no family visitation.

Roseanna "Rosie" Brown McGaughey Barrett
Peoria Journal Star, April 1, 1993, Page: C8
Macomb - Roseanna "Rosie" Brown, 50, of 716 E. Washington died at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Oct. 3, 1942, in Industry Township to Harold and Helen Hollenback Brown, she married Robert McGaughey on Dec. 7, 1959, in Macomb. He died in 1967. She later married Conrad Barrett on Nov. 1, 1968.
Surviving are her mother of Macomb; one grandmother, Janie Hollenback of Macomb; three daughters, Cheri Kimbley and Glenda McGaughey of Kingdom City, Mo., and Tammy Polston of Mexico, Mo.; one son, Robert McGaughey of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Donald Brown of Henry; and eight grandchildren. Her father preceded her in death.
A member of the Illinois Nursing Association, she was a licensed practical nurse at St. Luke's Christian Hospital in Beardstown.
She also was a licensed pratical nurse tutor at Spoon River College and was working of her registered nurse certificate.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clugston- Tibbitts Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Seabaugh will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.


Vickie A. Billingsley Bartlett
Eagle Publications, February 13, 2003
Vickie A. Bartlett, 48, Bushnell, died at 3:32 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Macomb, the daughter of Oma and Mary L. (Lloyd) Billingsley. She married Michael Bartlett March 8, 1973, in Bushnell. He survives.
She is also survived by her mother, Bushnell; one son, Jason Bartlett, Bushnell; one daughter, Jennifer (Justin) Hood, Bushnell; two granddaughters, Haley and Sarah Hood, Bushnell; one brother, David (Connie) Billingsley, Bushnell; and two sisters, Donna (Franklin) Helle, Lewistown, and Connie (Herb) Hoyt, Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Bonnie; and one nephew.
She worked for 30 years at Prairie City Health Care Center and later at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Bushnell Cemetery following the service. There will be no visitation.

Eagle Publications, February 21, 2003
Vickie A. Bartlett
Vickie A. Bartlett, 48, Bushnell, died at 3:32 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Macomb, the daughter of Oma and Mary L. (Lloyd) Billingsley. She married Michael Bartlett March 8, 1973, in Bushnell. He survives.
She is also survived by her mother, Bushnell; one son, Jason Bartlett, Bushnell; one daughter, Jennifer (Justin) Hood, Bushnell; two granddaughters, Haley and Sarah Hood, Bushnell; one brother, David (Connie) Billingsley, Bushnell; and two sisters, Donna (Franklin) Helle, Lewistown, and Connie (Herb) Hoyt, Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Bonnie; and one nephew.
She worked for 30 years at Prairie City Health Care Center and later at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Bushnell Cemetery following the service. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


Virginia Conboy Barton
(December 11, 1906 - January 30, 2006)
Virginia Conboy Barton, 99, of Macomb, passed away at 11:40 pm Monday Jan. 30, 2006 at the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born December 11, 1906 in Pittsfield, IL. to R.J. and Charlotte Conboy, she married O.T. Barton on August 25 1928 in Pike County. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1973.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, R.J. Conboy, Jr., one sister Mary Roberts, a son-in-law Loren K. Dittus, and a grandson Mark Dittus.
Surviving are one daughter, JoAnne B. Dittus of Macomb, and a granddaughter Ann Marie Dittus-Krone of Pleasant Plains, two sisters Mardell Barton of Princeton and Pauline (and Bob) Roark of Bushnell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Virginia moved to Macomb in 1936. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, quilting, and needlework. Her church affiliation was Methodist.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Friday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Pastor Michael Burdick will officiate. Friends may call at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home from 10 am- 1:30 pm on Friday.

Lorna "Allene" Reiley Becker
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 29, 2003, Page: 11
Beardstown - Lorna "Allene" Becker, 86, of Beardstown died Monday, July 28, 2003, at her home.
She was born July 7, 1917, in Browning, the daughter of James Whitcomb and Vera Hollenback Reiley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton O. Becker in 1969 and a daughter, Holly Swanson.
Mrs. Becker graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles in 1934 and earned a degree as a licensed vocational nurse in Los Altos, Calif. She was a charge nurse at a nursing home in California for 10 years. She later co-owned and operated Second Hand Rose in Beardstown.
Survivors: two daughters, Kathleen (husband, Allan) Allar of Beardstown and Barbara Kidder Fox of Rochester, Ind.; a son, Hayes B. Becker of Macomb; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Orrin Reiley of Buellton, Calif.; and two sisters, Metta (husband, Harold "Bud") Landes of Beardstown and Jeanette Haig of Magnolia.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial: Browning Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star, July 29, 2003, Page: B04
Lorna Becker
Beardstown - Lorna ''Allene'' Becker, 86, of Beardstown died Monday, July 28, 2003, at her residence.
Born July 7, 1917, in Browning to James Whitcomb and Vera Hollenback Reiley, she married Milton O. Becker. He died in 1969.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen (and Allan) Allar of Beardstown and Barbara Kidder Fox of Rochester, Ind.; one son, Hayes of Macomb; one brother, Orrin Reiley of Buellton, Calif.; two sisters, Metta (and Harold ''Bud'') Landes of Beardstown and Jeanette Haig of Magnolia; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Holly Swanson; and six brothers.
She was a licensed vocational nurse and worked at a California nursing home for 10 years. In 1979, she returned to Illinois, where she and her sister Metta owned and operated Second Hand Rose antique shop in Beardstown.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sager Funeral Home, where family will receive friends two hours before. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery in Browning.


Eva M. Dunmire Behymer
Rushville Times, March 13, 1980
Behymer Rites Held in Mt. Sterling Thursday
Services were held last Thursday at Hufnagal Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling for Eva M. Behymer, age 69, of rural Mt. Sterling.
She died on March 4 at the Beardstown hospital, Beardstown.
She was born in Brown county, Aug. 21, 1910, the daughter of Frank and Bessie Pruden Dunmire. She attended the Brown county schools. On May 23, 1928 in Brown county, she married Orville Behymer who survives.
Survivors also include: Seven children - LeRoy Behymer of Mt. Sterling, Edward Behymer of Macomb, Mrs. John (Gloria) Fry of Mt. Sterling, Richard Behymer of DuPoint, Ind., Mrs. Terry (Carol) Steinberg of Meredosia, Don Behymer of Rushville, Steve Behymer of Mt. Sterling; four brothers - Roy Dunmire of Victoria, Texas, Genisee Dunmire of Beardstown, Frank Dunmire of Lewistown, Charles Dunmire of Moweaqua; one sister - Mrs. Charles (Mary ellen) Bridgewater of Versailles. There are 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Zelma E. Stephens Bennett
Eagle Publications, January 18, 2005
Zelma E. Bennett, 92, Colchester, died at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at The Elms Nursing Home, Macomb.
She was born June 2, 1912, in Schuyler County, the daughter of John and Nellie (Whalen) Stephens. She married Vincent D. Bennett, July 8 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2004.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Anita) Bennett, Colchester and James (Janis) Bennett, Ashland, Ky.; one daughter, Christine (John) Schoeninger, Granger, Ind.; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Alva Reynolds.
She received her bachelor's degree in education from WIU in 1935. She worked as a secretary for the McDonough County Superintendent of schools, taught school, worked in the placement office at WIU and held various other clerical positions. She was a member of Colchester United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at Jones' Mortuary, Colchester with the Rev. David Bigley officiating.
Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.

Maxine Wilson Berry
Eagle Publications, March 2, 2005
Maxine Berry, 90, Macomb, formerly of Bushnell, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2005, at Macomb Senior Living Center, Macomb.
She was born April 21, 1914, in Industry, the daughter of Guy and Nora (Fowler) Wilson. She married Howard A. Berry June 13, 1936, 1936, in Rushville. He preceded her in death May 27, 1966.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald Berry, Spokane and Robert Berry, Peoria; one daughter, Patty Green, California; eight grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Gretchen Geer; one son, Raymond; and six brothers.
She was a member of Industry Methodist Church. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. April 1, 2005, at Bushnell cemetery with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.
Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.


Ray "Tiger" C. Black
Eagle Publications, November 16, 2000
Ray C. "Tiger" Black, 83, Colchester, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 12, 2000, at the Morton Terrace Nursing Home in Morton.
He was born May 17, 1917, in Sciota to William Keller and Eliza Ellen Helton Black. He married Margaret A. Lescallett on Nov. 19, 1944, in Macomb; she survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Allen Black, Monmouth, and Gary (Therese) Black, New Lenox; one daughter, Jamie (Ralph) Stone, Mackinaw; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Margaret DeCamp, Chenoa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bert Black; and four sisters, Myrtle Britton, Ava Flynn, Beulah Titus and Lillie Larner.
Ray served in the National Guard from 1937-1940 and then in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. He was a Golden Gloves boxing champion in 1936 and was a boxing instructor in the National Guard; he also boxed in the Navy. He was active with the local youth boxing association for several years. He was a charter member of the Illinois Sheriffs Association, a life member of American Legion Post #6 and VFW Post 1921. He raced stock cars for nine years and was a volunteer at Macomb Speedway for several years. He served as a Macomb Police Officer for a short time and briefly worked for King Seeley in Macomb. He owned and operated Black Transfer for 69 years. He attended the First Christian Church of Macomb. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with Pastor Frederick Larner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.


F. Russell Blevins
Eagle Publications, July 18, 2002
F. Russell Blevins, 74, Macomb, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Macomb, the son of Wilburn L. and Flossie L. (Bainter) Blevins. He married Barbara J. Foster June 4, 1950, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by his mother, Macomb; two sons, Jon (Peggy) Blevins, Bentonville, Ark., and Jeff (Melodee) Blevins, Springfield; five grandchildren, Noelle Regan, Megan Driggs, Jordan Blevins, Katie Blevins and Rory Blevins; one unborn great-grandson, Austin Ray Blevins, whose birth will be in September; and one brother, Robert (Sam) Blevins, Macomb.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Bonnie Myers.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for the Peter Pan Bakery and for the U.S. Postal Service from 1959-1988. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Macomb. He was active in Boy Scouts and YMCA Little League baseball. He and his wife spent their winters in Florida after his retirement, and he enjoyed shuffleboard, flowers, playing cards and woodworking.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, 2002, at the First Christian Church, with his son, the Rev. Jeff Blevins, and the Rev. Steve Workman officiating. Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 120 N. McArthur St., Macomb, IL 61455.
Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ollie M. Graves Bliven
Peoria Journal Star, December 1, 1994, Page: D6
Macomb - Ollie M. Bliven, 96, of 1212 Madelyn Ave. died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1994, at Elms Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 17, 1898, in Macomb to John and Mary Newell Graves, she married Lennis W. Bliven on April 9, 1920, in Macomb. He died Jan. 6, 1974. One brother, four sisters and one grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, John of Macomb, Charles of Fort Myers, Fla., and David of Burlington, Iowa; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She graduated from Western Illinois University. She taught school in the Macomb area. She also worked at Kline's and Montgomery Ward & Co. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. The Rev. James Stovall will officiate. Visitation will from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Elms Nursing Home or her church.

Stephanie "Stevie" Borders
Eagle Publications, July 5, 2001
Services for Stephanie "Stevie" Borders, 18, of Bushnell, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with Rev. James Vancil officiating.
Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.
She had been missing since September. Her remains were found May 18, 2001, near Avon. Authorities are still investigating.
She was born Sept. 2, 1982, in Macomb to Daryl and Donna Dilts Borders.
Surviving are her parents of Bushnell; one son; one brother, Vance Borders at home; and her grandfather, Bud Borders of Bushnell.
She was a member of Bushnell Baptist Church.


Berthol A. Bowman
Eagle Publications, February 8, 2001
Berthol A. Bowman, 86, of Macomb, died at 3:03 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 1, 1914, in Industry, the son of Ernest and Effie Teel Bowman. He married Elsie Lisenbee May 23, 1934, in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.
Also surving are two brothers, Gene Bowman, Mathis, Texas, and Duane Bowman, Riverdale, Md. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He served in the Navy during World War II on a destroyer escort.
He was a salesman and serviceman for Arnold Brothers Heating & Cooling in Macomb and later worked for Connor Co. Plumbing & Heating Supplies in Macomb. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of American Legion Post #6, Macomb Elks Lodge #1009 and Wesley United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held February 1, 2001, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Development Council.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Lou Icenogle Bridgewater
Eagle Publications, December 12, 2002
Clara Lou Bridgewater, 69, Macomb, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Macomb, the daughter of Ross and Leah (Snapp) Icenogle. She married Cletus Bridgewater Aug. 29, 1953, in Palmyra, Mo. He survives.
She is also survived by three sons, Clifford Bridgewater, Shawnee, Kan., Louis Bridgewater, Spring Hill, Fla., and John Bridgewater, Hemet, Calif.; two daughters, Sue Nixa, Galesburg, and Kim Fox, Macomb; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Ross, Leo, Charlie and Jack Icenogle, and two sisters, Ruth Kulp and Merle Underwood.
She was a homemaker and an American Red Cross volunteer for 25 years. She was also an election ward judge. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with Bishop Mark Callister officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Bardolph Cemetery.

Carl Brooks
died: December 31, 1979
Rushville Time, January 3, 1980
Rites for Carl Brooks, 88, Held Here Monday
Services for Carl Brooks, 88, were conducted Monday at Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Bass officiating at 11 a.m. Burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Culbertson Memorial hospital.
He was born Jan. 4, 1891, in Schuyler county, the son of Alexander and Sarah Chockley Brooks. He married Jennie Gray on Aug. 13, 1913. She died in November 1943. He was a member of the White Oak Methodist church. He was employed at Voorhees Funeral Home, in Rushville and later for the city of Rushville.
Surviving are one son, Harold of Rushville; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nina Bedwell of Industry; and one brother, Jesse of Rushville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, Esther Grimes, five brothers and one sister.

Jeannette Arvin Brooks
Eagle Publications, April 18, 2002
Jeannette Brooks, 81, Macomb, died at 7:19 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born July 1, 1920, in McDonough County near Colchester, the daughter of Robert and Clydie Short Arvin. She married Howard Brooks, who preceded her in death in 1950.
She is survived by two nephews, Larry (Joyce) Burkholder, Macomb, and Bennie (Alice) Arvin, Adair; five nieces, Mary Ellen (Richard) Hainline, Macomb, Wanda (Carmen) Shirrell, Macomb, Ginger (Jack) Abernathy, Macomb, Joyce (Roger) Clampett, Newark, and Joan (Dale) Ford, Blandinsville; and several greatnieces and greatnephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
She lived her early life in the Marietta and Adair area before moving to Macomb in the early 1950s. She was an active and longtime member of the First Baptist Church, Macomb.
Funeral services were held Monday April 15, 2002, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Macomb.

Lu Ann Gibson Cadle
Eagle Publications, June 28, 2001
Lu Ann Cadle, nee Gibson, of Macomb, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Snyder's Von Haven Nursing Home, Rushville.
She is survived by her father, Ross Gibson, Macomb; a son, Michael Cadle, Macomb; and a daughter, Karen Cadle, Jackson, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Gibson.
She was a graduate of Macomb Senior High School and St. Joseph School of Nursing, in Bloomington. She served in several nursing capacities in the Macomb area, including emergency room surgical nurse at McDonough District Hospital and health facilities surveillance nurse for the State of Illinois. She was an avid flyer and supporter of aviation activities. She was a founding member and officer of the International Flying Nurses Association and a committee member for the Macomb Airport Authority Air Show-Fly In.
Cremation was accorded. Memorials may be made to the U.S. Olympic Committee or theWestern Illinois University Athletic Foundation. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nelda B. Baltzelle Cain
Peoria Journal Star, April 22, 1992, Page: D6
Macomb - Nelda B. Cain, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Schuyler County, died at 6:12 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1992, at Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
Born April 5, 1899, in Deer Ridge, Mo., to Silas A. and Emma Mae Chambers Baltzelle, she married Arthur Cain on March 27, 1920, in Golden. He died July 3, 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Jerilee Cain of Macomb; one sister, Louise Reeves of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
She attended Kirksville State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo., and Western Illinois University in Macomb.
She was a teacher for 30 years at Pine Grove, South Prairie, Shiloh, Washington, Clark, Camden, and Brooklyn schools. She was a member of Shiloh Church in Schuyler County.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at her church. Ronald Cox and Dixie Croxton will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Cemetery in Adams County. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

Jane M. Steele Cale
Eagle Publications, June 20, 2002
Funeral services for Jane M. Cale, 84, Macomb, were held Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wally Holt officiating. Private burial of ashes will be in Forest Lawn Gardens at a later date.
Mrs. Cale died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at 3:50 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb. Cremation was accorded following services on Friday. Memorials may be made to The Elms or to the intensive care unit at McDonough District Hospital.
A daughter of Curt and Nora Black Steele, she was born June 20, 1917, in Roseville. She married A.C. "Bill" Cale on Nov. 9, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo., who died Oct. 19, 1987.
Her parents, three brothers, two sisters and one great-granddaughter also preceded her in death.
She leaves: two sons, Michael Cale of Galesburg and William Cale of Pekin; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Cale was a member of the First Baptist Church in Macomb.

Fay E. Faler Campbell
Eagle Publications, November 5, 1998
Fay E. Campbell, 87, formerly of Bushnell, passed away at 5:25 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 1998, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville.
Born July 4, 1911, in New Philadelphia to George and Mae Young Faler, she married Charles E. Campbell Sr. on April 20, 1935, in Bushnell. He passed away June 24, 1985.
One sister and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Surviving are six sons, LaVerne and David, both of Macomb; James of Canton, Charles of Havana, Dallas of Bushnell, and George of Roseville, one daughter, Jessie Shumaker, and one brother, Elmer Faler Sr., both of Bushnell; two sisters, Bertha Burgess of Abingdon and Zelma Gillette of Industry; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell. Burial was in Mound Cemetery, near Bushnell. Memorials may be made to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.

Dora F. Bartlett Carle
Eagle Publications, October 25, 2001
Dora F. Carle, 84, of the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, Ill. formerly of Plymouth, Ill. passed away at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001 in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill.
She was born August 21, 1917 near Colmar, Ill. in McDonough County the daughter of Homer and Gertrude (Pointer) Bartlett. She was married to Alfred Carle on November 14, 1938 in Kahoka, Mo. He died March 8, 1995.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Macomb Assembly of God Church and had great love for God, her family and friends and her church. She enjoyed embroidering and quilting and working word search puzzles.
Survivors are: two daughters; Nedra Depoy and her companion, Robert Neavear of Colchester, Ill., Mary Chapin and her husband, Everett of Colchester, Ill.; eight grandchildren; Dannie, Lea and Rick Chapin, Tim Echternkamp, Tacey Endsley, Angie Bryant, Vicky Schermpt, William Worster and Tina Bennett.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Deward and Charles Bartlett.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2001 in the Macomb Assembly of God Church in Macomb with Pastor Alan Puccini officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery near Plymouth. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Macomb Assembly of God Church. Memorials may be made to her family or to the Elms Nursing Home. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ill. is in charge of services.

June M. Buckert Carr
Eagle Publications, May 9, 2002
June M. Carr, 87, Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb, formerly of Augusta passed away at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002 in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born June 30, 1914 near Warsaw the daughter of Frank Melvin and Meda Odessa (Clapper) Buckert.
She is survived by: one son, Frank "Sonny" Carr of Utica; one daughter, Sharon Nichols and her husband (Bob) of Augusta; two sisters, Colleen Reid of Burlington, Iowa and Erma Huls of Monticello, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Ron, Terry, Perry and Susan Carr, Kelly, Kyle, and Mike Nichols, Gayla Smith, Lori Antkowiak, Bobby Carr and Buffy Decker; 18 great-grandchildren, Clayton and Bryan Carr, Lisa Carr, Tara and Ryan Nichols, Brittany Nichols, Keela Nichols, Krystal Reese and Keisha Heaton, Jennifer Peters, Danny and Jesse Smith, Jennifer and Derek Antkowiak, Amber and Ashley Carr, Natasha Davis and Leonard Decker; two great-great- grandchildren, Jaise Heaton and Jackson Peters.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Carr, two sons and a daughter in infancy and a brother, Kenneth Buckert.
She had been employed by the Dennis Chicken Products and the Augusta Red Fox store for many years. She was a member of the Augusta Christian Church and was a member of the Tally Ho Card Club. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002 in Oak Valley Cemetery near Warsaw with the Rev. Terry Rankin officiating.

Dian Knapp Flakus Chenoweth
Eagle Publications, January 20, 2005
Dian Chenoweth, 66, Germantown, Md., formerly of Macomb, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in Germantown Hills.
She was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Albuquerque, N. M., the daughter of Frank Clermont and Merdyth C. Knapp. She married Walter Joseph Flakus in Chicago, Aug. 8, 1961. He survives. She later married Kenneth "K. C." Chenoweth in Macomb, July 8, 1981. He preceded her in death May 30, 1992.
She is survived by one son, Walter Frank (Laura) Flakus, Germantown, Md.; two grandchildren, Collin and Sabina, Germantown, Md.; two stepdaughters, Terra (Randy) Litchfield and Lori (Greg) John, both of Macomb; and their families; one brother, Frank Knapp, Newport, R. I., his wife, children and grandchildren; one sister, Laura McAver, Irving, Tex.; her first husband, children and grandchildren.
She was raised in Crystal Lake, received a Bachelor of Arts in teaching from North Eastern Teacher's College and acquired specialized teaching courses at WIU. She was a dedicated elementary teacher in Industry for 22 years, from August 1972 through June 1994. She would spend her own money on supplies and go well beyond the call-of-duty for her profession. She never flunked a student; rather, she took the extra time and effort that was needed to help them pass. Her concern for the welfare of many children forever touches their lives and their families.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Green officiating.


Caleb Aaron and Christian Michael Clements
Eagle Publications, January 2, 2003
Caleb Aaron and Christian Michael Clements, twin sons of Candice Yocum and Jeremy Clements, Augusta, passed away in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Caleb passed away Dec. 13, 2002 and Christian passed away Dec. 14, 2002.
They are survived by their parents; grandparents, Amy and Randy Fitch, Augusta and Patrick and Marsha Clements, Rushville. Maternal great-grandfather, Jerry Yocum, Adair, maternal great-grandmother, Bobbi Yocum, Macomb; paternal great-grandfather, Bill Clements, Browning and three aunts and three uncles.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002 in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta was in charge of the arrangements.

Harold R. Coates
Eagle Publications, October 18, 2005
Harold R. Coates, 58, Bushnell, died at 9:31 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at his home.
He was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Macomb, the son of Orville and Eloise (Billings) Coates.
He is survived by two sons, Randy Coates and Ryan Coates, both of Bushnell; one stepson, Ron Mosher, Anoka, Minn.; one daughter, Leanna Tessier, Kewanee; one stepdaughter, Mischelle Manriquez, Long Island, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Dean Coates and Carl Coates, both of Bushnell; and one sister, Idella Miller, Macomb.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Bushnell V.F.W. and worked at Cooper Industries, Macomb, for 26 years.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 18, 2005. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

Christine M. Crook
Eagle Publications, November 25, 1999
Miss Christine M. Crook, 90, of Macomb, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Wesley Village Healthcare Center of Macomb.
She was born May 17, 1909, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Charles and Mary Frances (Dennis) Crook.
Survivors include cousins Fred Dace and Mrs. Helen Smith., both of Peoria, and Mrs. Eleanor Dennis of Quincy.
She was graduated from Rushville High School and from Western Illinois University, receiving a bachelor's degree and a master's degrees in education.
She taught at Walker, Dixie, Brooklyn, White Frame, Rushville Elementary, Morton Elementary, Bushnell Elementary and Colchester Elementary schools.
She also taught art classes at WIU, taught summer school in Tappan, N.Y., and did additional work at Bradley University, University of Colorado at Fort Collins, Illinois State University at Normal and Pedalozzi Froebel University. She taught for 47 years.
She was a member of Business & Professional Women's Club; local, state and national Teachers Associations; Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War; American Association of University Women and the Methodist Church.
Services were Saturday in Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with the Rev. David Pease officiating.
Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

Austin Cruser
Austin A. Cruser died at his residence, 1103 Broadway, at 5:30 yesterday morning. He was a native of McDonough county, Illinois, where he was born on December 15, 1876. His age was 35 years, 3 months and 16 days. The immediate cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver. He is survived by his widow, formerly Mamie Edwards, and by his mother. The funeral is to be held this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, after which the remains will be removed for burial to Good Hope, Ill. [Monday, Apr. 1, 1912 - Submitted by Debbie Gibson]



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