Obituaries

Pike County IL


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ANNABELLE (KOPPS) RAMSEY , 103, died Thursday morning (July 8, 2010) at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. She was born December 9, 1906, near Perry, Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Nellie Thiele Kopps. She married W. B. (Doc) Ramsey on July 8, 1933, and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1983. Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Davis Fisher), of Evanston, Illinois; two grandchildren: Julie Neburka (Sandie Peters) and William Neburka (Rachel Dumont); and two great-grandchildren, Mae and Beatrice Neburka, all of Portland, Oregon. Also surviving are her brother, Richard L. Kopps of Kapaa, Hawaii, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Her brother, Harry Kopps, and sister, Dorothy Kopps DeWitt, preceded her in death. Mrs. Ramsey graduated from Griggsville High School, attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, and taught school for many years in Griggsville and near Peoria. She and her husband owned and published the Griggsville Independent Press from 1942 to 1954. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Griggsville, Chapter EM, P.E.O, the Griggsville Historical Society, Eastern Star and Illinois State Teachers’ Retirement Association. The Ramseys were active for many years in numerous church and civic organizations in Griggsville and Pike County. Mrs. Ramsey made her home in Griggsville until 1993 when she moved to Montvale Retirement Home in Springfield. In 2004 she moved to the Assisted Living wing of Liberty Village in Pittsfield. She enjoyed celebrating her 100th birthday in 2006 with family and friends. Because of her remarkable memory and keen interest in people, she was the recipient of many visitors, cards and letters including those on her recent 103rd birthday. In July of 2009, failing health required a move into the nursing home at Liberty Village. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday (July 12, 2010) at St. James Episcopal Church in Griggsville with her son-in-law, the Rev. Davis Fisher, and The Rev. William Roeger, Priest-in-Charge, officiating. Burial will be in Griggsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (July 11, 2010) at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church in Griggsville or Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care, Quincy, IL. both c/o Airsman-Hires Chapel, Box 341, Griggsville, Il. 62340
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ANNABELLE (KOPPS) RAMSEY , died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at her home in rural Rockport. Donna was born Nov. 29, 1951 in Loraine, Ohio to Frances Raymond and Ruby Shelton Bowen. She attended Tecumseh, Okla. High School and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1974. She married Richard S. Ramsey Feb. 16, 1974 in Del City, Oklahoma and he survives. She was always helpful and caring to everyone she knew. This carried over into her working life. She ran The Learning Center, an early childhood program for the handicapped, in Bowling Green, Mo and began the Upward Bound Program for mentally and physically handicapped adults in the Hannibal, Mo area. She spent the majority of her working career as a special education teacher for the West Pike School System until her health would no longer allow her. She loved all her “kids” and was very involved in Special Olympics as well. She was a member and former president of the West Pike Teacher’s Association. Donna was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be especially remembered for her good heart and strong will to survive any obstacle set before her. She loved to cook and sew, and also served as a foster parent for several children during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Survivors include her husband, Rich Ramsey of rural Rockport; her daughter and son-in-law, Randi and Dominic Cattero of Batavia and formerly of Quincy; grandchildren, Brayden and Delaney Cattero of Batavia; her special boys, Cody and Wally Bowen, whom she was raising; her father and stepmother, Ray and Mary Bowen of Tecumseh; two sisters, Diane (Larry) Buttram and Lisa Cook, both of Tecumseh; two brothers, Randy (Lisa) Bowen and Terry Bowen, both of Shawnee, Okla.; her father-in-law, Wilson Ramsey of Pearl; and a nephew, Mike (Stacy) Ramsey of Pittsfield. She also has several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Bowen, a brother, James Bowen and her mother-in-law, Ruth Ramsey. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Quincy Church of Christ conducted by Chaplain James Riley. Visitation was held from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday at the Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy. The Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, is handling the arrangements.
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ROBERT RAMSEY , 93, of the Barry Community Care Center of Barry died June 22, 2008 at Barry Community Care Center. He was born Oct. 15, 1914 to Ruth Borrowman Ramsey and Larkin Ramsey near Bellview. Sept. 26, 1940 he married Faye Maxine Waggoner in Palmyra, Mo. and they were married almost 62 years. During WWII Lafe worked for the Western Cartridge Co. in East Alton. He spent most of his life working in the timber business and worked for Hiram Walker buying white oak trees before retirement. Lafe was blessed with a keen memory. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and he always had a new story to tell. He loved watching sporting events and remained well informed about the players, as well as, their families and interests. Survivors include eight children, Glenna Uram and her husband Frank of Belleview, Carolyn Crater and her husband Don of Ashland, Dick Ramsey and his wife Billie of Nebo, Jean Cowen and her husband Tim of Camp Point, Rick Ramsey of Springfield, Rex Ramsey and his wife Jeana of Milton, Joyce Dodson and her husband Ed of Pittsfield and Randy Ramsey of Vandalia, Mo; 11 grandchildren, Monty Ramsey of Milton, Cindy Weger and husband Dennis of Jacksonville, Donita Greening and her husband Ed of Chapin, Leah Barber and her husband Mike of Dunlap, Luke Crater and his wife Laura of Springfield, Quentin Ramsey and his wife Stacey of Nebo, Crystal Eddington and her husband Terry of Nebo, Rhett Cloninger and his wife Amber of Clayton, Deidre Cloninger of Springfield, Burgundy Ramsey of Pittsfield and Reese Ramsey of Pittsfield; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye, his son, Bob, and two sisters, Ida and Irene. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 26 at 11 a.m. with visitation at Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Bro. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at the Green Pond Cemetery near Pearl. Arrangements are being handled by the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
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WILSON ERNEST RAMSEY JR , 64, of Pleasant Hill, IL and formerly of Bluffs, died Saturday (1-15-11) morning at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born November 11, 1946 in Pittsfield, a son of Wilson Ernest, Sr. and Ica Ruth Helms Ramsey. He married Shirley Ann Dierking on June 17, 1967 at the Farmers Ridge Church of Christ. Shirley died January 28, 1984. Ernie graduated from high school in Fort Scott, KS and attended Lincoln Land College in Springfield earning degrees in accounting and drafting. Ernie was a long time employee of Oscar Meyer in Beardstown and more recently was employed by Stark Brothers Nursery in Louisiana, Mo. He had served as an EMT in Bluffs and Pleasant Hill and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Most importantly, he enjoyed visiting with friends and spending time with his granddaughter, Lindsey. Ernie was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include his father, Wilson E. Ramsey, Sr. of Pearl, a son, Michael (wife Stacey) Ramsey of Pittsfield, a granddaughter, Lindsey Ramsey of Pittsfield, a brother, Rich (wife Donna) Ramsey of rural Rockport and several nieces and nephews, including Randi (husband Dominic) Cattero of Quincy. Ernie was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, his mother, Ruth Ramsey and by an infant sister, Nancy Ann. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (1-19-11) at 1:00 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Earnest Johnson. Burial will follow at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Crescent Heights Cemetery Association or to the charity or organization of the donor’s choice. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
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MERCY RACHEL (DAVIS) RAYMOND , an aunt of S. W. Davis and sister of Orange Davis, deceased, died at the residence of her nephew Sunday morning. Mrs. Raymond was born near Montreal, Canada in 1814, and came to St. Peter five years ago where she has resided up to the time of her death. The funeral took place from the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Geer officiating. She was laid to rest in Woodlawn cemetery.
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St. Peter Free Press Friday February 24, 1888 Column 3 Item 10
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PATRICIA D. RAYMOND ,46, of 626 Elm, died at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) in her home. (A picture was included in the article.) Born Aug. 6, 1954, in St. Louis, Mrs. Raymond was a daughter of Cecil and Hilda Neese Tangman. Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Sparks of Quincy; two grandchildren, Kylle Sparks and Garion Sutton; her mother, Hilda VanDevener of Quincy; three brothers, Phillip Tangman of Quincy, Michael Tangman of Robinson, and James Tangman of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and two sisters, Cecilia Tangman of Quincy and Margaret Sharrow of Flowler. Mrs. Raymond was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Lisa Hardin. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Greenmount Cemetery. There will be no visitation, but friends are invited to the services. Memorials may be made to Michelle Sparks.
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WESLEY E. RAYNER ,62, of Nash, OK, died Friday, February 9, 1996 at Veteran’s Hospital in Wichita, KS. He was head football coach and athletic director in the Pleasant Hill School District from 1965-1976. He graduated in 1951 from Gore High School in Wakita, OK. He served in the United States Air Force until 1955 and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1959. He began his teaching career upon graduation until his retirement in 1982. Born October 3, 1933 in Hillsdale, OK, he was a son of Wilbur and Opal Secord Rayner. Survivors include his mother; two sons, Michael of Nash, OK and Scott of Perry, IL; twin daughters, Angela and Andrea Rayner of Bloomington, IL; two brothers, Lyndon of Enid, OK and John of Washington; one sister, Karen of Hutchinson, KS; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorial services were held Friday, February 12, 1996 at Nash Christian Church in Nash, OK with Rev. Earl Van Slyck officiating. He was cremated at Hillside Funeral Home in Wichita, KS. Memorials may be made to Wakita All Sports Club, P.O. Box 45, Wakita, OK 73771.
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CATHERINE A. (COHENOUR) REED , was born December 29, 1845 in Frankli n county, Pennsylvania, died November 23, 1919, at her hom e in Griggsville, Ill, aged 73 years, 10 months and 24 days. She came with her parents to Illinois when 7 years old , and settled in Brown county, later moving to Whiteside. She was married to John C. Reed December 23, 1867 at R ound Grove, Ill, by the Rev. S. Hulderman. The early year s of her married life were spent in Whiteside county. In 1 900 they moved to Griggsville. Mrs. Reed was one of seven children; all except two ha ve passed away. They are David, of Rock Falls [Whiteside C ounty, IL] and Joseph of Alabama. Her parents were Josep h and Mary Cohenour. She and her husband were members of th e Methodist church. Mr. Reed passed away August 6, 1917. To Mr. and Mrs. Reed were born four children, all of w hom survive.They are Isaac N., of Pittsfield; Maud F. Jacks on of Sawers, Kan.; Albert H. of Sterling, Ill., and Edwi n A. of Griggsville; also six grandchildren. Funeral services were held from her late home Tuesda y afternoon, Rev.J. T. Stretton officiating. Interment wa s in Griggsville cemetery.

FRED D. REED , 91, of Pittsfield died at 12:30 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2006 at the Barry Community Care Center, Barry, IL. He was born on July 12, 1915 in New Canton, IL to Fred N. and Lenna Shinn Reel. He married Bessie I. Yelton on August, 23, 1943 at Center MO and she preceded on November 21, 1994. Later he married Deloris Smith Dolbeare on May 10, 1997 at the First Baptist Church, Pittsfield, IL and she survives. Fred was a grain/livestock farmer in Pittsfield Township since 1947 and he also was a heavy equipment operator for Callender Construction Company, Pittsfield, IL. He was a member of the Pittsfield First Baptist Church and served as an elder/deacon, taught Sunday School and served as church treasurer. He enjoyed fishing, raised Shetland ponies, and attended grandchildren’s sporting events. Survives: his wife Deloris Reel, two sons Terry (Sandy) Reel, Pittsfield, IL and Roger (Sara) Reel, Pittsfield, IL, two step sons Richard Dolbeare, Kauai, HI, and Daniel (Sarah) Dolbeare, Barry, IL, a step daughter Dr. Duane (Suzanne) Lanchester, Kinderhook, IL, two sisters Lois Collier, Peoria, IL and Mildred Reel, Arlington, VA., five grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren. Preceded by five brothers Steven, Maynard, John, Paul, Arthur “Bill” and two sisters Rachael and Juanita. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, IL. with Dr. Duane Lanchester officiating. Burial will be at the West Cemetery, Pittsfield, IL. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 from 4-8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, IL. Memorials may be made to the House of Prayer at Kinderhook, IL or Pittsfield West Cemetery.

GERTRUDE ANN REED , 71, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family. Trudy was born Sept. 10, 1937 in New Salem, and was the daughter of Grant and Helen Moore Jackson. She married Norman Lee Reel Dec. 11, 1953. He preceded her in death in 1989. She worked numerous retail jobs and sales positions including St. Joseph Tobacco Company, Dillards, J.C. Penneys and retired from Wal-Mart. Her love for her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and for animals was so important to her life. Survivors include two daughters, Norma Rotterman of St. Joseph, Mo. and Sue Bergonzori of Preston, Idaho; and one son, Kevin Reel of St. Joseph; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., today. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Pittsfield West Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. prior to the service. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

HOWARD D. REED , 80, a retired farmer and longtime rural Hull resident, died at 10:49 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6, 1991) in Levering Home in Hannibal, Mo. Born Nov. 16, 1910, in Hull, Mr. Reed was a son of Alexander and Clycla Mae Swan Reed. He was a member of Hull Methodist Church and a Mason. On Jan. 16, 1937, he married Leora Pauline Baird in Peoria. She survives. Survivors also include two daughters, Carol Reed of Seattle, Wash., and Bethany Guggenheim of Temp­leton, Wash.; a son, Benjamin "Jack" Reed of Westminster, Colo.; a brother, Ben Reed of Hull; six grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hull Methodist Church by the Rev. Karen Martin and the Rev. Kay Lippincott. Burial will be in Akers Chapel Cemetery near Hull. The body will lie in state in the church after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or to Hull Methodist Church.
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MABLE CAROLE (GRADY) REED , 74, of Hull, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday (April 2, 2011) at her home. Mable was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Rockport. The sixth of seven children, Mable was the youngest daughter of Ernest "Bud" and Zora Grady. She married James L. Reed on Dec. 20, 1958, in Kinderhook. He survives in Hull. Mable was a homemaker and talented seamstress. Besides running her own upholstery business out of her home, she made beautiful clothes and hand-quilted many quilts for family and friends. She later worked at Kinderhook State Bank and Hull United Methodist Church as the secretary. Mable was also an active member of the Hull United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mable is also survived by two daughters, Christine (Dennis) Doyle of Pella, Iowa, and Polly (Brian) Dahlstrom of Sherrard; one son, Samuel (Melissa) Reed of Hull; six grandchildren, Andrew and Meredith Doyle, Benjamin, Anna, and Reed Dahlstrom, and Grady Reed. She is also survived by two sisters, Kathleen (Edward) Dilley of Mount Vernon, and Doris (William) Kendrick of New Canton. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ernestine Grady Quayle and Norma Grady and two brothers, Myrl and Carl Grady. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hull United Methodist Church with Pastor Sheila Kelly conducting. Burial will be in Akers Chapel Cemetery near Hull.
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MARTHA E. (OSERMAN) REED , 92, of Pleasant Hill died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born April 16, 1911, in Belleview to Herman and Flora Stines Osterman. She married Philip Reed Jan. 13, 1934, in Bowling Green, MO., and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1984. He died Jan. 19, 1995. She was a member of the Calhoun County Women’s Club and a long time member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Belleview and a farm wife. Survivors include two sons, Robert Reed of Nebo and Jerome Reed of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Lisa Reed of Chatham and Airman 1st Class Jeremy Reed of Minot, N.D.; one brother, Fred Osterman of Kampsville; and twin sisters, Maymie Petrowske of Hardin and Minnie Foiles of Kampsville. She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Willman, and two brothers, Bill Osterman and her twin brother, John Osterman. Funeral services are Thursday, July 3, 1003, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Belleview with Father Joe Hagstrom officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. A prayer service will be held at 5:30 this (Wednesday) evening – followed by visitation from 6-8 p.m. at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Memorials are suggested to St. Agnes Catholic Church, Crescent Heights Cemetery, Calhoun County Women’s Club or the charity or organization of the donor’s choice. Pallbearers are Robert Reed, Jeremy Reed, Johnny Osterman, Larry Osterman, Jeremy Wombles and James Ewen. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling arrangements.
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PHILLIP REED , 84, of Pleasant Hill, a retired grain and livestock farmer, died at 9:05 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 19, 1995) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Born Nov. 16, 1910, in Mozier, Mr. Reed was a son of Arch and Gertrude Baugh Reed. He married Martha E. Osterman on Jan. 13, 1934, in Bowling Green, Mo. She survives. Mr. Reed farmed in Calhoun and Pike counties. He was a member of Mozier Christian Church and a former member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club, the Hamburg Masonic Lodge, Jerseyville Moose, and the Pike County Farm Bureau. He belonged to many saddle clubs. Survivors include two sons, Jerome Reed of Pleasant Hill and Robert Reed of rural Nebo; and two grandchildren, Lisa and Jeremy Reed, both of Pleasant Hill. He was preceded in death by an infant sister. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill by the Rev. John Bush. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to Crescent Heights Cemetery.
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VERNER REED , 92, of Pittsfield, a member of Nebo Baptist Church, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 12, 1989) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Mrs. Reed was born Nov. 25, 1896, in Calhoun County, a daughter of William and Essie Lumley Saunders. She married Manuel Reed Aug. 2, 1916, in Hardin. He died Oct. 13, 1978. Mrs. Reed was a former member of the Calhoun County Womens Club. Survivors include a son, Nolan of St. Charles, Mo.; three daughters, Erma Graham of Nebo, Imogene Oliver of Pittsfield and Betty Ruyle of Godfrey; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lummis-Bennett Funeral Home in Pittsfield by the Rev. Dan Yeager and the Rev. Wayne Carrington. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery near Kampsville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Illini Community Hospital or to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.
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HULDA PAULINE REINHARDT , 97 of New Salem died Wednesday July 15, 2009, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was born Dec. 22, 1911 near Maysville, the daughter of the late David and Hester Dunham. Hulda married Lynden Eugene Reinhardt Nov. 12, 1931 in Pittsfield. Lynden preceded her in death Nov. 15, 2000. Also preceding her was a sister June Dean and a brother Joseph Dunham. Surviving are the three children of Hulda and Lynden. Lamoine and wife Susie live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dolores and husband Joe live in Big Canoe, Ga.; and Richard and wife Cherie live in Thornton, Colo. In addition, there are ten surviving grandchildren, Joseph Craig Rogers (Susie), Mark Rogers (Susan), David Rogers (Melissa), Mike Rogers (Lisa), Tim Rogers (Jan), Debbie Gomez (Rick), Cindy Reinhardt, Gary Reinhardt (Andrea), Kathryn Kimbrell (Mark), and Mary Hagist (Brent); 13 great-grandchildren, Craig Rogers, Hannah Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Jacob Rogers, Shannon Rogers, Jessie Rogers, Allison Rogers, Emily Rogers, Leslie Putnam, Taylor Sieg, Timothy Hagist and Alexander Hagist; two great-great-grandchildren, Thomas Logan Bell and Dylan Eugene Reinhardt. Hula celebrated her 75th high school class reunion from New Salem High School in June 2005. She belonged to the New Salem United Methodist Church for more than 70 years where she served on many committees and taught Children's Sunday school classes. She was a 60 year member of the Pike County Home Extention, and for many years she was a 4-H Leader. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Salem. Hulda was a skilled seamstress who loved to sew for friends and family creating slipcovers, draperies, wedding dresses, formals, coats and suits. She also enjoyed upholstering furniture. Her favorite hobbies were playing cards and playing Rummikub. She passed those skills to many of her friends, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hulda and Lynden were residents at Liberty Village Assisted Living in Pittsfield for several years. Later Hulda moved to the Quincy Family Senior Resouce Center where she became a prominent part of this new community. She made many friends and found much happiness there. In May 2009 when she had greater health care requirements she moved to Good Samaritan Home in Quincy. Funeral services was held at 2 p.m. Sunday July 19, at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial was in Pittsfield West Cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. with Eastern Star Services at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the New Salem United Methodist Church.
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KENNETH W. RENOUD , 85, of Pittsfield, died Monday morning, Sept. 25, 1995, at Illini Hospital in Pittsfield. Born Nov. 3, 1909 near Pearl, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary Long Renoud. He married Susan E. Hall Dec. 5, 1930 in Pittsfield, and she survives at Pittsfield Manor Nursing Home. Also surviving are two sons, Russell 0. Renoud and wife Joan of Bluffs and Dallas K. Renoud and wife Karen of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Douglas Renoud of West Brooklyn, Susan Hileman of Meredosia, Larry Renoud of Jacksonville, Ann Kaiser of Princeton and Laura Hill of Chauipaign; and eight great-grand­children. He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brothers, Roland and Russell Renoud who died in infancy. Mr. Renoud farmed northeast of Barry for many years, retiring in 1976 when he moved to Pittsfield. While living on the farm he served on the Barry School Board for many years. He was a member of the Barry Church of Christ. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Airsrnan-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial will be in Green Pond Cemetery near Pearl. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m.. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Cancer Society or the Barry Church of Christ.
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SUSAN E. (HALL) RENOUD , 83, of Pittsfield, who farmed with her husband near Barry for many years, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday (Jan. 19, 1996) in Pittsfield Manor Nursing Home. Born Sept. 9, 1912, in Seborn, she was a daughter of Claude William and Maggie Phillips Hall. She married Kenneth W. Renoud Dec. 30, 1930, in Pittsfield. He died Sept. 25, 1995. Mrs. Renaud was a member of Barry Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Russell 0. Renoud of Bluffs and Dallas K. Renoud of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Douglas Ren­oud of West Brooklyn, Susan Hileman of Meredosia, Larry Renoud of Jacksonville, Anne Kaiser of Princeton, and Laura Hill of Champaign; eight great- grandchildren; two sisters, Doro­thy Jansen of Peoria and Claudine Cutforth of Pittsfield Manor Nursing Home; three brothers, Dallas Hall of El Dara, Lester Hall of New Canton, and Walter Hall of Pittsfield; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Ward and four brothers, Norman, Claude Jr. Charles and William Hall. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Airsman Hires Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Hammitt. Burial will be in Green Pond Cemetery near Pearl. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today, with family meeting friends 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Barry Church of Christ.
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CYNTHIA L. (SCHLIEPER) REVEAL , 47, of Pittsfield, IL., died on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 10:35 P.M. at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Cynthia was born on August 11, 1958 in Pittsfield, IL to Carroll E. and Verna Zumwalt Schlieper. She was a homemaker in her own home. She was a member of the Greenpond Christian Church in Pearl, IL. Cindy enjoyed cross stitch, fishing, going for drives in the car, the outdoors, painting by number, doing crossword puzzles, enjoyed her granddaughter and going to the local parades to see her “Little Miss Apple Princess”. Survivors: her mother, Verna Schlieper, her companion Randy Eskew, Pittsfield, IL., one daughter Angie Reveal, Griggsville, IL, five sisters Mrs. Harold (Ona Day) Johnston, Pittsfield, IL., Mrs. Shirley (Tom) Purney, Henderson, NV., Mrs. Judy Sokolis, Springfield, IL, Mrs. Martha (Larry) Woodward, Pittsfield, IL. and Mrs. Debbie (Tom) Robinson, Pittsfield, IL, three brothers Carroll J. ‘Duke” (Carol A.) Schlieper, Pittsfield, Gene (Nancy) Schlieper, Magdaline, N. Mex. Danny (friend Deanna) Schlieper, Nebo, IL. one granddaughter Riley Nicole Lemmons, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by her father Carroll E. Schlieper on July 1, 2005. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at the Greenpond Christian Church, Pearl, IL. Burial at the Greenpond Cemetery, Pearl, IL.

CAROL L. RICE - of St. Charles, born Nov. 4, 1935, formerly of Rockport, Illinois, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007 at Troy Hospital, in Troy, Mo. Mrs. Rice was an employee for First Bank of Creve Coeur in the Safe-Deposit Department for 20 years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Doreen Ellison of Rockport; a son, Michael Loutzenhiser; a sister, Kathleen Barnes; a brother, Bill Ellison. She is survived by her son, Phillip (Patricia) Loutzenhiser (St. Peters, MO) and a daughter Delores Webster (address unknown); brothers, Ronnie (Shirley) Ellison (Hull, IL), Donnie Ellison and Roger (Linda) Ellison, a sister Velda Barnes and Doug Ellison, all of Rockport. She is also survived by four grandsons, Robert (Beverly) Webster (Florissant, MO), Mathew Webster (Oklahoma), Steven (Jackie) Loutzenhiser (St. Peters, MO). Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at 12 p.m. at the Baue Funeral and Memorial Chapel, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, MO. Cremation will precede the service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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FRANCIS OWINGS RICE - born March 29, 1915 in Canton, died of heart failure Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Frances spent many years in Pittsfield with her beloved aunt, Fannie King. She worked as secretary to the manager of the Brown Shoe Company when it opened in Pittsfield. She moved to Chicago in the late 1930s. Her husband, Bill Rice, was a vice president of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago and preceded her in death. She was voted an honorary member of the PCHS Class of 1944 as she attended many reunions with her cousin, Trudy Knox of Granville, Ohio, her closest surviving family member. She will be buried in Pioneer Park at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. next to her husband. Drake & Sons funeral home in Chicago is handling the arrangements
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LEWIS D. RICE , 92, of Palmyra, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Akers Chapel Cemetery near Hull, Ill. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Memorials may be made to Akers Chapel Cemetery, in care of Lewis Brothers.
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LUELLA NADINE RICE , 93, of Pawnee, formerly of Hull, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in Auburn Nursing and Rehab in Auburn. She was born July 23, 1917, in New Canton. Her mother, Ruby (Williams) Carder and her stepfather, Ora Carder preceded her in death. She married William Lee (Bill) Rice Nov. 24, 1937. He preceded her in death May 31, 1987. She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Lain (husband Clarence) of Divernon, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 1one son, Rev. John Rice; five sisters, Alberta Coleman, Eva Lee Harborn, Kathryn Stewart, Leona Watts and Wanda Billingsly; one brother, Calvin Carder and twin sisters in infancy. Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial was in Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook.
Contributed by Billie Browning

THOMAS C. RICE - Word has been received of the death of Thomas C. Rice of Lower Lake, California, which occurred November 27, 1950. Mr. Rice was born and reared near Barry. He was 84 years old. Funeral services were held Nov. 30, 1950 from the Mission Chapel of RObinson Brothers' Mortuary in Oakland CA, and interment was in the Chapel of the Chimes. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S.A. Martin of Annapolis IL; two sons, C.E. Rice of Oakland and G.O. Rice of Lower Lake; and two grandchildren, Oral Correll and Billy Martin. Mr. Rice's wife, Minta, preceded him.
Barry Adage Dec. 27, 1950

SAMUEL RIDER - GRIGGSVILLE, Ill., Aug. 19 (1881) . - Capt. Samuel Rider, one of the oldest and most widely known of western river men, who has been master of vessels on the Illinois, Missouri, Red and Mississippi rivers, died here this evening after a lingering illness. He acquired considerable reputation during the war as commander of the great steamboat Empress in the lower Mississippi trade and is known in Illinois for having run the first boat that ever ascended the Illinois river (the Timolon). He was a genial whole-souled man and will be deeply mourned wherever he was known.
Contributed by Margaret Ruthledge from Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, Saturday August 20, 1881

WAYNE C. RIDDLE - Passed away December 23, 2005 at Manor Care in Homewood of Parkinson's Disease. Born August 17, 1916 in Valparaiso, IN and youngest of four children of John C. and Eleanor K. Riddle. Married to Billie (nee Garrison) for 62 years. Father of three children: Anita Riddle, the late Laurie C. and the late Wayne Martin Riddle. He was also preceded in death by his sisters: Emma Lou and Maybelle and brother: John J. Riddle. Retired from Grand Trunk Railroad after 32 years in Harvey and Blue Island. He moved to Homewood in 1979. (Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, Saturday August 20, 1881 )

Captain Samuel Rider, one of the oldest and most widely known of Western men, who has been master of vessels on the Illinois, Missouri, Red and Mississippi rivers, died at Griggsville, Illinois, yesterday, after a lingering illness. He has relatives in Oakland and many friends in other parts of California.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge -- Daily Evening Bulletin, San Francisco, CA Friday August 19, 1881

SHIRLEY DARLENE (WAGY) RIEBEL - 82, of Highlands Ranch, Colo. died Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2008. The daughter of Harold M. Wagy and Glenna Quincy, she was born July 4, 1926 in Barry. Darlene attended Barry Community School and graduated in 1945. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and married to Darrell Stanley Riebel in Hannibal, Missouri Nov. 24, 1955, who preceded her in death. While in High School, Darlene was a cheerleader and a member of the School Student Editorial Committee. She loved music, dancing and singing. As a young woman she ventured out to California and worked as a nanny in Pasadena. Later she returned back home and worked at Wentz-Sonis (a tool and dye company) as an office assistant and during World War II at a shoe factory. After getting married and having her children she was a "stay-at-home" mom for many years, until her children were in high school. At that time, she started working at Robinson's (a retail chain), where she retired. Family was very important to Darlene. Before she was ever a mother herself, she relished the role of doting aunt to her sister's three children, and after moving to California she would travel to the Midwest annually to visit with family. Besides her great love for family, Darlene had a great love for all animals and their concerns. She was a very kind and loving woman. Surviving are two children, Lori Kay (Klaus) Gerger, and Randall Lee Riebel; two grandsons, Sean Lee and Kyle Gregory Riebel; a sister, Delores King of South Jordan, Utah; and a dear friend of 28 years, Howard William Headley; plus numerous nieces and nephews
Contributed by Billie Browning

DOROTHY J. RILEY , 59, of Griggsville, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 31, 1992) in Illini Community Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1933, in Griggs­ville, Mrs. Riley was daughter of Elmer Merrill and Velma L. Ballinger Butler. She married Wayne M. Riley Aug. 1, 1953, in Griggs­ville. He survives. Mrs. Riley was a member of the Pike County Home Extension Day Unit for more than 39 years, the Griggsville United Methodist Church, the Needlecraft Club, and the Pike County Porkettes. She also served as a 4-H leader for many years. Survivors include her mother of Griggsville; one daughter, Mrs. James P. (Kimberly) Rybarczyk of Muncie, Ind.; a son, Jeffrey of Dublin, Ohio; and six grand­children, Tyler, Seth and Katie Riley, all of Dublin, and Ryan, Megan and Amanda Rybarczyk, all of Muncie. Mrs. Riley was preceded in death by her father. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Griggsville United Methodist Church by the Rev. David J. Hutton. Burial will be in Griggsville Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today in the Skinner Funeral Home in Griggsville, and after 9 a.m. Monday in the Griggsville United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Griggsville United Methodist Church.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - transcribed by Rosemary Reeves

ELVA (KIRK) RILEY , 72 of rural Versailles, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1982 in Beardstown Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1909, in Oklahoma, she was a daughter of Jack and Goldie Higdon Kirk. She married John Riley July 17, 1931. He died May 22, 1973. She was a member of the Chambersburg Christian Church, Women's Community Club of Chambersburg, and Versailles Senior Citizens. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jerald (Lois) Huffman of Coal City; a son, Glen, of Chambersburg; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Ballantine and Mrs Elnora Gentry, both of Hannibal, Mo., Mrs Annie Pearson of Pittsfield, and Mrs. Dora Lee Johnson of Browning; two brothers, Joe Kirk of rural Griggsville and W. J. Kirk of Mt. Sterling; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Elizabeth May Kirk. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chambersburg Christian Church, conducted by the ministers Lynn Ragsdale and Lyle Dean Bullard. Burial was in Baylis Cemetery. Skinner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Meredosia Rescue Squad.
Contributed by Janice Johnson

GLEN E. RILEY , 79, of Chambersburg, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at his residence. He was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Griggsville, the son of John and Elva Kirk Riley. He married Patsy L. Hearold June 4, 1954, in Chambersburg and she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Cathy (Chuck) Berendes of Versailles; son, Kirk (Donna) Riley of Warrensburg; three grandchildren, Camella (Clint) Hendricker of Versailles and Alyssa Riley and Abbey Riley, both of Warrensburg; three great-grandchildren, Dillon, Chyanne and Austyn; and sister, Lois (Jerry) Huffman of Sun City Center, FL. He was preceded in death by his grandson and best friend, Clark Travis Berendes (surviving wife Mandy Daniels of Griggsville). Mr. Riley was a 1950 graduate of Chambersburg High School, and was proud to have served as the team manager for the basketball team. He was a member of Chambersburg Christian Church. He and his wife have owned and operated Riley’s Standard Service Station and Towing in Chambersburg since 1954. Early in his life, he enjoyed riding Harleys, and always welcomed visits from other riders at the station. Glen always helped people in the community and beyond, many times at his own expense, and attempted to make their life a little better. He would give customers a break in price if they were short. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home of Meredosia, with burial at Baylis Cemetery.
Contributed by Billie Browning

JACK RILEY , 84, of Champaign died Monday, June 16, 2008, at Windsor of Savoy retirement facility. Mr. Riley was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Woodstock to Matthew and Lena Rossman Riley. He married Marjorie Webel July 21, 1945 in Woodstock. She survives. Survivors also include two sons, John Patrick of Naperville and Kerry Mark of Champaign; one daughter, Colleen Riley O'Kane of St. Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren, John Patrick Riley Jr. (JP) and Dylan James Riley. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Harold; and a sister, Helen. Mr. Riley was a Navy pilot for 27 years and served in both World War II and the Korean War. During his military service, Mr. Riley was awarded the Air Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Victory Medal WW II, Navy Occupation Service Medal - Pacific, China Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. He also received a B.S. and M.A. from USC, M.A. from University of Michigan, and PhD from University of Illinois. He later worked for the University of Illinois for 16 years. He was an active member of St. Matthews Church. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Lincolnshire Dr., Champaign. Fr. Mark Merdian officiated. Visitation was held Thursday, June 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign, preceded by a rosary prayer service from 4:30 - 5 p.m. A local visitation was at the Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, with graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Hebron Cemetery in Brown County. Graveside military rites were conducted by a U.S. Navy Burial Honor Detail. Memorials may be made for the preservation of the Hebron Cemetery, c/o Airsman-Hires Funeral Home - Rte. 107, Box 341, Griggsville, IL 62340
Contributed by Billie Browning

JOHN RILEY , 71, Of Versailles, Dies In City
John Riley of Versailles route one, died at 2:40 A.M. Tuesday April 20, 1973 at Pasevant hospital where he had a been a patient since May 7th. He was 71 years of age. He was born June 20, 1901, in Pike County, a son of Frank and Mettie Gibbons Riley. He married Elva Kirk and she survives, along with two children, Glen Riley of Chambersburg and Mrs Jerald (Lois) Huffman of Albany, Ill.; one brother, Royal Riley of Chambersburg; 11 sisters, Mrs Alice McCoy of Rock Island, Mrs. Ruby Bailey of Versailles, Mrs. Beatrice Swenson of Keokuk, Iowa, Mrs. Beulah Baker of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Gertrude Beasley of Seminole, Fla., Mrs Lurena Kaiser of Pittsfield, Mies Florence Riley of San Burno, Calif., Mrs. Helen Saxer of Murryville, Mrs. Ester Saxer of Jacksonville and Mrs Besse Poor of Jacksonville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Thursday at the Chambersberg Christian Church with the Rev. Eugene Storjoham officiating. Burial will be in the Baylis cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday and from 8 to 9:30 Thursday at the Funeral Chapel in Mt. Sterling, IL.
Contributed by Janice Johnson

LAVERNE (SMITH) RILEY - The funeral of Mrs. Larerne Riley of Chambersburg will be held at 2 p.m. today Wednesday, in the Chambersburg Christian Church of which Mrs. Riley was a member. Brother Lynn Ragsdale will officiate. Burial will be in Wilson cemetery at Perry. Skinner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the church after 1 p.m. today. Mrs. Riley, 78 died April 27, 1980 in the Jacksonville Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 8, 1901 near Griggsville, she was a daughter of Augustus Willis and Nancy Melissa (Bradshaw) Smith. She married Royal R. Riley on March 4, 1939 in Fairfield IA. He died Jan. 29, 1975. Mrs. Riley is survived by an aunt Nora Daudt of Quincy, and several cousins.
Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hart Collection

LOTA MAE (LIDGARD) RILEY - The funeral of Mrs Lota Mae Riley of Pittsfield was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pittsfield First Christian Church with the Rev Roger Jenks officiating. Entombment was in the mausoleum at Pittsfield West cemetery. Plattner-Sutter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Riley, age 93, died at 10:36 p.m. Jan. 12, 1980 at the Barry Community Care Center where she had been a resident for about three years. Born Aug. 18, 1886 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of Alfred and Jennie Mayo Lidgard. She was married on Dec. 23, 1905 at Chambersburg to Albert Riley. He died June 21, 1961. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Frances Ransom, Mrs Alvin (Wilma) Brandt and Mrs Floyd (Vera) Allen, all of Pittsfield; a brother, Harry Lidgard of Pittsfield; 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs Lena Sash, and three great-grandchildren. Mrs Riley was believed to be the oldest member of the Pittsfield First Christian Church. Had she lived until February she would have been a 61-year member of Pittsfield chapter 195 Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of Rose Croix Shrine of Griggsville
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

MARY (MYERS) RILEY , 88, formerly of Griggsville, died at 4:35 p.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 1994) in the Barry Community Care Center where she had resided for eight years. Mrs. Riley was born June 12, 1905, in rural Griggsville, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Frances Wilson Myers. She was a longtime member of Griggsville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 30 years. She also was a member of the United Methodist Women, Needlecraft Club, P.E.O., and W.C.T.U. She was a charter member of the Pike County Home Extension and a leader of the Griggsville Needle Trail 4-H Club for 26 years. On Nov. 11, 1923, she married Glenn V. Riley in Griggsville. He died Nov. 29, 1962. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Birch; and six brothers, Edward, Joseph, John, Richard, Ross and Gus Myers. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Velma) Howell of Knoxville, Tenn.; a son, Wayne Riley of Griggsville; a brother, Charles Myers of Griggsville; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Linda Patton of Winter Haven, Fla., Mrs. Lucia Rottenberg of Irving, Texas, Steven Birch of Lewistown, Mrs. Kimberly Rybarczyk of Muncie, Ind., Jeffery Riley of Dublin, Ohio, Angela Vaughn of Pelham, Ala., Mrs. Susan Grant of Arden, N.C., and Mrs. Lisa Davis of Knoxville; and 10 great- grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Griggsville United Methodist Church by the Rev. David J. Hutton. Burial will be in Griggsville Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today in the Skinner-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville, and after 10 a.m. Monday in the church. Memorials may be made to Griggsville United Methodist Church.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves / Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

ROBERT RISE , 78, of Hull, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Davenport, Iowa, to John T. and Ruth (Smith) Risse. They preceded him in death. He married Ilah R. Hopper April 3, 1955, in Rock Island. She survives. He is also survived by two sons. Also surviving are one sister and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Robert enjoyed fishing and bowl­ing in his spare time. He was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed deer hunting. He was a U.S. Navy vet­eran serving in the rank of Fireman. There are no services. Disposition will be private. Memorials are suggested to the Harry Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning

HOMER LEON ROADS , passed away February, 3, 2006 at the Phelps County Medical Center, Rolla, MO, at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 1 day. Dusty was born January 2, 1935 in Salem, IL. He was one of six children born to the union of the late Homer and Leona (Norton) Roads. Dusty grew up in Pittsfield, IL, where he graduated from high school in 1953. In 1954, he entered the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Korea at the end of the conflict, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a brave and true soldier, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver Service Star and the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars. Sergeant First Class Roads retired from active duty service in 1975. On January 28, 1971 in Pittsfield, Dusty married Betty Darlene (Jones). Dusty and Betty shared one daughter, Audrie Jean. Upon his retirement from active duty service, Dusty took a civil service position at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, in the finance department where he was employed for over 15 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 3168 at Laquey, American Legion Post 331 in St. Robert and the D.A.V. Chapter 49 at Crocker. Dusty liked to fish, and loved working on his model trains with his grandchildren. He was very proud of his award winning chili recipe, and won the 1995 Best Chili Apron for Pulaski County. Dusty was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his wife, Betty of the home; his daughter: Audrie Fenbert and her husband, Keith of Waynesville; three siblings: Ann Mae Norton of Jerseyville, IL and Helen Moore and Earl Roads both of Pittsfield, IL; two grandchildren: Jeremiah Lee Roads and Danielle Elaine (Fenbert) Brayman; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Dusty was also preceded in death by his sister, Maxine and brother, David. A memorial gathering was held from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 9, 2006 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville. Arrangements were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

BENJAMIN ROBB - The death of Benjamin Robb occurred suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilson Henderson, northwest of Perry, Thursday morning. The family surviving the deceased are Mesdames Wilson, Van Pelt, Sutton, and Messrs. William Robb and Ben Robb, of Hannibal Mo. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Baptist church, Rev. Biddle, of the M. E. church, officiating.
Transcribed and submitted by Delaine Donaldson - The Quincy Daily Whig, July 29, 1909

JON R. ROBB ,49, a Pittsfield teacher, died at 10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 21, 1986) in Normandy Osteopathic Hospital South in St. Louis. Mr. Robb was born April 27, 1936, at Hannibal, Mo., a son of George and Ann Ross Robb. He married Mary Margaret McGann June 5, 1965 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Pittsfield. She survives. Mr. Robb graduated from Barry High School in 1954. He received his bachelors degree from Drury College in 1958 and his masters degree in English Literature from Western Illinois University in 1965. He first taught English, speech and drama at Flat Rock High School in Flat Rock, Mich. Beginning in 1960 he taught college English, speech and drama at Pittsfield High School, where he was head of the English Depart­ment. In 1962 he directed plays under the sponsorship of the Na­tional Thespian Society. In 1973 he was the founding director, organiz­ing director and artistic director of the Pittsfield Theater Guild. Mr. Robb was director of pro­ductions at Pittsfield High School and from 1962 to 1966 was organiz­ing director of the Pike Players, whose name was changed to the Pittsfield Theater Guild in 1970. During Illinois Arts Week in 1985, Mr. Róbb was recognized by West­ern Illinois University's Friends of the Arts for outstanding service to the arts in West Central Illinois. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pittsfield; Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity; Pike County Arts Council; National Collegiate Players; Pittsfield Theater Guild; National and Illinois Education As­sociations; Pikeland Unit 10 Teach­ers Association; and Seven Sages Honorary Society at Drury College. He was on the Missouri Dean's list from 1954 through 1958. Also surviving are his father, of Pittsfield; a daughter, Flynn, of Pittsfield; and a son Christopher, at home. His mother preceded him in death in November 1984. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pittsfield by the Rev. Lewis Schlangen. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield. Memorials may be made to the Pittsfield Theater Guild. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with family meeting with friends from 4 p.M.
Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth

CAROLYNN ANN (GILLEO) ROBBINS , 70, of Barry died Thursday Dec. 11, 2008, at the Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Carolynn was born June 2, 1938 to Glen S. and Ann Kellum Gilleo in Detroit, Mich. She married Gary Robbins July 12, 1980 in Silvis and he survives. Carolynn worked at John Deere in E. Moline in her earlier years. Later after moving to Barry, she worked numerous jobs locally. She loved making porcelain dolls and had a shop in Barry called the 'Valley of the Dolls'. Carolynn made and painted the antique reproduction dolls, even making the clothing for them. She traveled to doll shows all over the country and sold them internationally. She also loved gardening and was a member of a local Garden Club. She loved to cook, and she loved her dogs and had begun to raise Boxer pups until her illness. Carolynn was a happy and straight forward person who loved life and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Gary; sons, Darroll Morris (wife Pamela) of Webberville, Mich., Lawrence Morris of Barry and Brian Robbins (wife Renee) of Pittsfield; and a step son, Dale Robbins (Wife Terri) of Baylis; one step daughter, Teresa Cole (husband Tim) survives along with 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Gilleo of Oak Park Mich.; and two sisters, Alma Gilleo of Grand Rapids Mich. and Helen Chandler (husband Don) of Grand Rapids. Funeral services were held Saturday Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Doctor Greg Maize officiating. Visitation was held from noon until time of services on Saturday. Cremation rites were accorded following the services
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

MARIE ZELMA (CUTSINGER) ROBBINS , 75, of Hull, a retired restaurant cook, died at 10:44 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 14, 1991) in the Barry Community Care Center. Mrs. Robbins was born March 16, 1915, in New London, Mo. She was a former employee of International Shoe Co. in Hannibal, Mo., and also cooked for restaurants in Hull and Pittsfield. She was a member of West Pike Baptist Church in Hull and a former member of the Hull American Legion Auxiliary. She married Lincoln E. Robbins April 19, 1941, in Hannibal. He died Dec. 12, 1988. Survivors include a son, David J. of Hull; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Lisa Culver of Peoria and Anna Robbins of Hull. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Smith Funeral Chapel in Hannibal by the Rev. Neil Gottman. Burial will be in Akers Chapel Cemetery near Hull.

VIOLA (HASTINGS) ROBBINS , 89, of Barry, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Quentin Beard officiated. Burial was at Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m . Thursday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. Mrs. Robbins was born May 29, 1921, in Hadley, to James Samuel Olen and Nora Bell Easley Hastings. She was married to Roy Earl Robbins and he preceded her in death Jan, 22, 2001. Survivors include her children, Willis E. Robbins (Linda) of Bay Minette, Ala., Bonnie D. Robbins of Barry, Jerald W. Robbins (Patricia) of Pittsfield, Lynda J. White (Kevin) of Quincy, Rodney D. Robbins, Sr. (Lena) of Hull and Cherryl A. Robbins of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Violet Howell and Florence Lierly, both of Pittsfield; 22 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Robbins is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Mildred Louise Cox, a granddaughter, Christina Lynn Roberts Kolthoff, and 10 brothers and sisters. Mrs. Robbins was a homemaker, she enjoyed Bible Study Class, canning and cooking, and loved spending time with her family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Louis Children's Hospital in care of James O'Donnell Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Robbins' grandsons, and honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Robbins' granddaughters.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

EARL ROBERTSON , 74, of Barry, and formerly of Freeburg, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo. He was born Aug. 18, 1933 to Oscar and Marie Baughman Robertson in New Canton. He married Juanita Clinging in 1952 and she preceded him June 11, 2001. His second marriage was to Kathy Figg and she preceded him April 30, 1998. Mr. Robertson worked for Parish Truck Lines in Freeburg, as a long haul truck driver for 40 years. He was also a member of the Teamsters Local 50 in Belleville. Earl enjoyed going to the Cree-Mee and visiting with the girls (and Whitey) and having breakfast every morning. He also enjoyed going to the boat in La Grange, Mo. He is survived by three sons, David (Mae) Robertson of Claramon, Dennis (Erika) Robertson of Freeburg and Danny (Patty) Robertson of Lenzburg; and a daughter Diane (Kevin) Lynch of Barry; two step-sons; Tom (Phyllis) and David (Janice) Figg; two step-daughters; Valerie (Butch) Pashea of Evansville and Vanessa Judge of North Carolina; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, one brother, Nate Robertson; and two sisters, Clydene Kelly and Doris Lain. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday May 31 at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Dr. Greg Maize officiating. Visitation was held from 12 - 1 p.m. prior to the services with burial at Park Lawn Cemetery following the services. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

CHESTER ROBBINS , 71, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., a former Camp Point resident and retired employee of the Burlington Northern Railroad, died at 3 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 14, 1980) in a hospital in Clinton, Ark. Mr. Robbins was born in Hull, June 3, 1909, a son of William and Lizzie Sims Robbins. He married Stella Deming Sept. 13, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Vesper Lodge No. 584 AF&AM in Galesburg. Surviving are his wife; a son, Chester Ray of Warsaw; a brother, Lester of Fowler; and four grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Faith Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Reid Kitchen. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

LEO V. ROBBINS ,91, of Barry, died Tuesday, February 22,2005 at Illini community Hospital in Pittsfield. Born April 22, 1913 at Biggsville, IL., he was a son of Willis R. and Ellen Rennard Robbins. He married Leona J. McDowell September 27, 1939 and she preceded him on December 31, 2004. He farmed for 53 years in Hadley Twp., in Pike County, IL and was a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and mushrooming and gardening. Survivors: two sons, Kenneth (wife Barbara) Robbins and Gary (wife Carolynn) Robbins both of Barry, IL., a daughter Janice Ballard of Colona, IL., three sisters, Edith Kroenche of Liberty, IL., Alice Bastain of Monroe City, MO and Mary Easley of Ewing, MO., nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by a grandson Douglas Gene Ballard, two brothers, Lincoln and Roy Robbins, one sister Gladys Ewing and a son-in-law Rollin Ballard. Funeral services will be Friday, February 25, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Rev. Greg Maize officiating. Burial will be at the Parklawn Cemetery in Barry, IL. Friends may call at the Niebur Funeral Chapel Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 4 till 8 p.m. and Friday till time of services.

BRENDA J. ROOF , 67, of Perry, IL passed away Monday, October 18, 2010 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Brenda was born in Pittsfield, IL on October 17, 1943 a daughter to Floyd and Irene Barnes Browning. She married Chester Rood and he preceded her in death in 1981. She then married Jerry D. Roof on July 24, 1982 in Gulf Cove, FL. Brenda attended Chambersburg Junior High and graduated from Meredosia-Chambersburg High School. She attended Western Illinois University at Macomb where she received a bachelor’s degree. She was an elementary and high school music teacher and taught at Harvey, IL, Arcadia and Port Charlotte, Florida. She returned to Illinois in 2000 to teach at Camp Point Central and Our Savior in Jacksonville, IL. After retirement she was the choir director at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church where she attended. She loved spending time with her son and grandson, playing piano and French horn and singing. She enjoyed aqua aerobics, playing tennis, cards and sailing. She is survived by her son Duane Roof of Perry, IL, stepsons, Andy Rood of Jacksonville, FL and Steve Rood of Sheboygan, WI, stepdaughter, Cindy Prah of Chicago, IL and one grandson, Dezmond Roof. Brothers, Michael L. Browning of Godley, IL and William A. Browning of Jacksonville, IL along with several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary V. Hart, a brother, Kenneth F. Browning, two nieces and two nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Chambersburg Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until time of service at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded per Brenda’s wishes. Memorials are suggested to be made to an educational fund for her grandson, Dezmond Roof, c/o of Niebur Funeral Home, 530 W. Adams, Pittsfield, IL or the Brown County State Bank, Mt. Sterling, IL. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

LENA (SMITH) ROOF , 71, died at her home in Mason City Wednesday afternoon. She was born March 30, 1889, at Nebo, a daughter of William and Susan Bray Smith. She married Harry Roof Jan. 6, 1915, at Carrolton. He died in Mason City Nov. 11, 1944. Surviving are one son, William Grant of Highwood; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Mason City; one brother, Francis of Quincy; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Hayden of Nebo, ______ grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mason City Baptist church with Rev. L. L. Newell officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Visitation will be this afternoon and evening at the Henderson-Jennings Funeral Home.
Contributed by Carolyne Conner Puskas - From the Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois, Jan 12, 1961

GEORGIA ELEANOR (SUTTON) ROSE , 80, of Waverly and formerly of Pike County died late Thursday at her daughter's residence in Waverly. She was born Aug. 27, 1928 in to the late Clyde and Eunice Lloyd Sutton. Surviving is one daughter, Paula Rose of Waverly; a grandson, Paul Andrew Ross of Urbana; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Fannie Gooud; two brothers, Chester Sutton, and Jack Sutton and a nephew, Jeff McIntyre. Georgia worked as a professional secretary and journalist for many firms, including, The Saint Nicholaus Hotel, The Mill Restaurant, The Department for Crippled Children (State of Illinois), Holmes Serum Company, Line - Materials and Horace Mann Insurance Company. She was disabled while working for the Environmental Protection Agency and unable to work thereafter. Georgia enjoyed reading, sewing, and cooking. She hand crafted many articles of clothes for her daughters' proms and gave small dinner parties for friends and family members. She enjoyed roses and tended to them lovingly. Her favorite "hobby" was keeping track of her grandson, Andy and his career. She also loved Illini Basketball. Georgia loved writing poetry and produced many poems for friends and family members. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville. Burial was in Griggsville Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to services Sunday at the chapel.
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N. (McTUCKER0 ROWAND Miss Frances McTucker, a well-known Butte school teacher, yesterday received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. N. Rowand, in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 24. Mrs. Rowand had lived in Butte for years previous to going to Texas in the hope that the lower altitude would improve her health. Mrs. Effie Dodge, a sister who live sin Dixon, had just reached Butte to spend Christmas day with Miss McTucker before going to San Antonio to spend the winter with Mrs. Rowand. Survinvg Mrs. Rowand are four sister, Mrs. D. McDonald, Butte, Miss Frances McTucker, Butte; Mrs.Effie Dodge, Dixon; Mrs. Jessie Fowler, Gordon; a daughter, Miss ellie Rowand of San Antonio, and two nephews, Frank and Nat McTucker of Butte. The funeral will be held in Barry, Ill.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge 27 December 1917 Anaconda Standard

JOHN R. ROWLAND - The funeral of John R. Rowand, who died in St. Mary's hospital here Tuesday about noon, was held at Barry, Illinois, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were held in the Baptist church, and were in charge of the Masonic lodge. Will Brothwick came to Quincy to take charge of the remains and took them to Barry yesterday to the home of his brother, B. H. Rowand. John R. Rowand, who was better known as "Jack," was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1846. He was married in 1871 to Miss Nan McTucker, and they have one living child, Miss Nellie. He was in the drug business for many years in Barry at the corner now occupied by his brother, the firm name being J. S. Rowand & Son. During the past year or two deceased suffered with locomotor ataxia and this caused his death.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge - The Quincy Daily Journal Thursday March 2, 1905 page 1

ARCHIE RUBLE 75, of Nebo, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born Feb. 3, 1937, in rural Nebo, the son of Charles and Eda Doyle Ruble. He married Naomi Stipp Oct. 19, 1968, in Gibson City, and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Philip (Jennifer) Ruble of Nebo; two granddaughters, Sadie and Addy Ruble, both of Nebo; one brother, Ora (Mary) Ruble of Milton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Paul Ruble; and three sisters, Linda Hays and twins, in infancy. Mr. Ruble attended Clover Grade School and Milton High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He farmed in the Nebo area for several years and served as Road Commissioner for the Hardin Township for twenty years. Archie enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a true "family man”, and was especially proud of his granddaughters. A funeral service was held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield with burial at Burbridge Cemetery, near Pittsfield

ARTHUR RUBLE , 70 of Pittsfield died, Saturday, June 11, 2011, at his residence in Pittsfield. Lee was born Dec. 6, 1940 in Pittsfield, a son of Leslie M. and Edna Woodeard Ruble, Sr. He married Constance Elaine Mooney Oct. 23, 1963 and she preceded him in death Sept. 29, 1998. Lee served in the United States Army from 1960-1962. He had worked at the Wilson’s Meat Packing Company in Monmouth, IL and the Iowa Army Ammunition Factory in Middletown, Iowa. He retired in 2007 and moved back to Pittsfield. Lee enjoyed farming on the family farm near Independence. The family has owned the farm since 1875 and was the fourth generation to own it. He enjoyed over the road truck driving. He is survived by his mother, Edna Ruble of Martinsburg; a son, Jason (Angela) Ruble of Pittsfield; and daughters, Jennifer (Timothy) Compton of Champaign and Brenda Bent of Quincy. Four grandchildren, Cameron and Austin Bent, Alyssa (Kyle) Buckert and Michell Ruble survive. In addition four brothers and six sisters survive, Leslie (Linda) Ruble, Jr., George (Lois) Ruble; William Ruble and Joe Ruble, all of Pittsfield, Katherine Pearl Ruble of Bluffs, Louise Cloninger of Pittsfield, Frances (John) Meggison of Woodson, Ida Belle Ruble of Pittsfield, Donna Folson of Griggsville and Betty (Leroy) Wolfmeyer of Keokuk, Iowa. Lee was preceded in death by his wife, his father and an infant sister. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Ron Baker officiating. Interment will be in the Burbridge Cemetery near Martinsburg. A visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the Niebur Funeral Home.
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BARBARA (HULSE) RUBLE , 87, of Pittsfield died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. She was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Pittsfield, a daughter of Glenn T. and Alma E. Carrell Hulse. She married Bill L. Ruble April 6, 1947, at Barry Methodist Church. They moved to Pittsfield where they made their home 56 years. She is survived by two sons, Randall (Pam) Ruble and Russell (Patti) Ruble, both of Pittsfield; seven grandchildren, Whitney Bradshaw of Payson, Eric Ruble of Girard, Sarah (Jamie) Sweeting of Pittsfield, Becky (Levi) Ladner of Summer Hill, Tom (Rachel) Ruble of Pittsfield, Laura (Jeremy) Shade of Pittsfield and Chris Ruble of Cannelburg, IN; eight great-grandchildren: Brianna Reel, Dakota Bradshaw, Brock Ladner, Cameron Sweeting, Joe Ladner, Connor Sweeting, Lea Ruble and Aubrey Ruble. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a son Rick. Mrs. Ruble babysat as a young woman. She worked in a law office and was a telephone operator for Glandon Telephone Company. During the war she worked in Hannibal, MO making canvas boot leggings. After moving to Pittsfield she worked at the Cardinal Inn restaurant when it was near the square. She helped her family at their grocery store and later the flower shop. She was in business with her husband and father-in-law Lawrence Ruble at Star (Ruble's) Cleaners over 50 years. She was best known by many as a waitress and cashier at Red Dome Inn in Pittsfield. She helped her daughter-in-law at Star Cleaners in Pittsfield until retiring at age 83. She enjoyed her grandkids and great-grandkids. She liked reading the Bible, crocheting, crossword puzzles and attending country music shows. She also collected owl and pig figurines. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield many years and later attended Grace Baptist Church. She was a past member of Pittsfield Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. Funeral services were Tuesday at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial was in West Cemetery in Pittsfield.
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DAVID RUBLE , 75, of Pittsfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Dave was born in Pittsfield, Dec. 2, 1936, a son of Henry T. and Geraldine Sowers Ruble. He married Carolyn Constable in Pittsfield, Dec. 26, 1964, and she preceded him in death in 1985. Dave was a veteran of the United States Navy and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed for 29 years as a storeroom keeper and meter reader for CIPS in Pittsfield. He was a member of the Pittsfield American Legion Post 152, Moose Lodge 420, and Old Orchard Country Club. Dave enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He was the “Mayor of Kellogg Street” and an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan. He is survived by a son, Greg Ruble of Pittsfield and two daughters, Susie (Monte) Deeder of Griggsville and Hope (Brandon) Moore of Bella Visa, Ark. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive along with a brother, Frank and sister-in-law, Pat Ruble of Pittsfield. Dave was preceded in death by his wife, and brothers, Robert, Harold, Ron, and Rich Ruble and sisters, Doris Smith and Betty Huffman. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Tom Wilber officiating. Interment was in the Garden of Devotion in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield with military graveside rites accorded by Pittsfield American Legion Post 152 Drill Squad
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DELBERT RUBLE , 70, of Nebo, died July 16, 2009, in the emergency room at Blessing Hospital, Quincy. He was born Aug. 13, 1938 in Griggsville, the son of Paul Irvin and Elma Juanita Daniels Ruble. He married Karen Splain April 29, 1995 in New Salem. Delbert was a farm laborer for Glenn Myers and a self-employed truck driver. He loved fishing, camping and visiting with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Surviving is his wife Karen; five sons and four daughters, Jr. (Dina) of Pleasant Hill, Randy (Brenda) of Clarksville, Tenn., Rob of Nebo, Kent (Sue) of Spearman, Texas, Brian of Hillsboro, Nicole and Breann of Nebo, Lacey Moore of Ash Grove, Mo. and Robin Cobb of Kansas City, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Vella) Ruble of Pittsfield and Jack (Dianna) Ruble of Baylis; one sister, Greta (Don) Shipley of Waverly; a sister-in-law, Joyce Ruble of Jacksonville; four step children, Manny Pressey, Melissa Parton, James Pressey and David (Yvonne) Pressey; an aunt, Pearl Ruble of Pittsfield; an uncle, Robert Daniels of Pittsfield; and several nieces and nephews. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gene Ruble. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Darrin Workman officiating. Burial was in the Blue River Cemetery in Detroit
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DONALD DALE RUBLE , 74, of Barry, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, in his home. He was bom April 21, 1936, to Ruben Otho and Pauline Mae (Ward) Ruble. They preceded him in death. He is survived by five sons, Walter Stolte of Pittsfield, Willy Stolte of Baylis, Rodney Stolte of LaBelle, Mo. Willy Ruble of Georgetown and Duane Ruble of Barry; four daughters, Marla Ruble of Georgetown; Jeannie Ruble of Terra Haute, Ind., Vianna Dolbeare of New Canton and Wanda Stolte of the state of Virginia. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, several great-grandchil­dren and one sister, Donna Mankar, of Pittsfield. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susie Ruble. "Rube" farmed for many years in Pike County and also worked as a heavy equipment operator for Local 965. He enjoyed hunting and wildlife in gen­eral and loved spending time and visiting with his friends. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, in Blue River Cemetery, Detroit. There is no visitation. Burial will be in Blue River Cemetery, Detroit. Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry, in charge of arrangements.
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HAROLD EVERETT RUBLE , 75, of Pittsfield passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Harold was born in Griggsville, IL on August 31, 1937, a son of Paul Irvin and Elma Juanita Daniels Ruble. He married Vella Jean Collins on March 2, 1963 in Pittsfield and she survives. Harold retired from truck driving and had worked for Art Crowder Trucking and Webel Feed Mill. He was a forty year member of the Assembly of God Church in Pittsfield and was currently attending Calvary Gospel Church in Summer Hill. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, and deer watching. Harold loved spending time with his family and friends and reading his Bible. He is survived by his wife Vella; two daughters, Leta Kay Ruble of Jacksonville and Penny Jean Ruble of Quincy; granddaughter, Ashley Megan Ruble; brother, Jack (Dianna) Ruble of Baylis; sister, Greta (Don) Shipley of Waverly in addition to several nieces, nephews, an aunt and uncle. Harold was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Mae Ruble in 1965; two brothers, Gene Ruble in 2005 and Delbert Ruble in 2009; Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Jim Jacques and Rev. Glenn Hickerson officiating. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12- Noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to be made to Harold's family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.
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JUANITA (DANIELS) RUBLE , 90, died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at her residence in Pittsfield. She was born July 12, 1917 in Florence to Emmer and Mary Splain Daniels. Juanita and Paul Irvin Ruble were married Oct. 23, 1935 in Pittsfield by the Rev. Homer Brown. Paul preceded her in death March 20, 1979. Juanita was raised around Toll Gate and attended school there. She has lived alone since the passing of Paul. She joined the Methodist Church in Florence many years ago. She loved the Lord and spent her time reading the Bible. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by three sons Harold (Vella) Ruble, Pittsfield, Delbert (Karen) Ruble, Nebo; Jack (Dianna) Ruble, Baylis; one daughter, Greta (Donald) Shipley, Waverly; one daughter-in-law Joyce Ruble (Eugene deceased) Jacksonville; two sisters, Genevieve Seyl, Pittsfield, and Mildred Meskimen, Arlington; one brother Robert (Rosa) Daniels, Pittsfield; and one sister-in-law, Pearl Ruble, Pittsfield; 28 grandchildren. Her grandchildren living in Pittsfield, Monte (Lisa) Ruble, Paul Wayne (Patty) Ruble, and Laura Ruble (Todd) Dunham, Penny Jean Ruble; Quincy, Jacksonville, Leta Kay Ruble and Susan Shipley (John) Green; Baylis Dianna Ruble (Harrison) Housmann, Toni West (John) Daniels, David (Yvonne) Pressey; Waverly Steven (Linda) Shipley; Eolia, Mo. Larry (Pascha) Allen; Pleasant Hill Junior (friend Dena) Ruble; Ken Ruble in Texas; James (Amber) Pressey, White Hall; Griggsville; Doug (Kathy) Ruble, and Tom (Melody) Ruble; Camp Point Melissa Parton; Angela West (Ryan) Dixon, Barry ; Dena Shipley (Tom) Smith, Franklin .; Gregory (Mary Jo deceased) Shipley, Bradford ; Hannibal, Mo. Jack (fiancé Meagan Belstein) Ruble; Missouri Lacey Ruble and Robin Cobb; Lincoln Teresa Shipley (Kevin) Riggins; Nebo Rob Ruble, Breann Ruble and Nicole Ruble; Tennessee Randy (Brenda) Ruble; Canton Brian Ruble; 64 great grandchildren; 12 great -great grandchildren ; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded her in death by husband Paul, March 20, 1979, parents Emmer and Mary Daniels; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Grace Watkins Ruble; one brother Theodore Daniels; one son, Ronald Eugene Ruble March 14, 2005 (wife Joyce survives in Jacksonville); one granddaughter Sara Mae Ruble Oct. 4, 1965; one granddaughter in law, Mary Jo Shipley Nov. 23, 2006 Bradford (husband Gregory survives); one great granddaughter, Stephanie Wilkins, Hannibal, Mo.; five brothers in law, Neil, Doss, Leland Ruble, Harold Meskimen, Raymond Seyl; one sister-in-law, Nina Ruble Coultas. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, officiating Rev. A. D. Selby of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Jacksonville. Singing her favorite hymns "Old Rugged Cross", "Amazing Grace" and "In The Garden" by Adam Ruble. Interment at Blue River Cemetery near Detroit . Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6-8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield . Memorials are to the Blue River Cemetery or donor's choice.
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LESLIE RUBLE SR , 80, of Pittsfield, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 13, 1997, at Illini Hospital in Pittsfield. Born Feb. 16, 1917 in Pike County, he was a son of the late Arthur Golden and Esta Scott Ruble. He married Edna Woodeard on Dec. 8, 1937 in Hannibal, Mo. and she survives. Also surviving are six daughters, Louise Cloninger of Nebo, Mrs. Frank (Donna) Folsom of Alsey, Mrs. Leroy (Betty) Wolfmeyer of Keokuk, Iowa, Kathy Ruble of Griggsville, Mrs. John (Frances) Megginson of Woodson, and Idabelle Ruble of Pittsfield; five sons, Leslie Ruble Jr. and wife Linda of Pleasant Hill, Arthur Lee Ruble and wife Connie of Biggsville, Joe Ruble of Quincy; Bill Ruble, George Ruble and wife Lois all of Pittsfield; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Myrtle Johnson of Pittsfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter. Mr. Ruble was a lifelong farmer, farming in Martinsburg Township, Pike County. He was a past board member of the Burbridge Cemetery board and was an avid sportsman. He also enjoyed collecting miniature tractors and automobiles. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial was in Burbridge Cemetery near Pittsfield. Memorials may be made to the Burbridge Cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

PAUL E. RUBLE , age 41, of Nebo, Il. died early Friday morning (November 12, 2010) in Pittsfield, Il. He was born September 21, 1969 in Pittsfield, Il. son of Archie and Naomi Stipp Ruble. Surviving is his parents Archie and Naomi Ruble of Nebo, Il.; one brother, Philip Ruble and wife Jennifer of Nebo, Il.; two nieces, Sadie and Addy Ruble of Nebo, Il.; a maternal grandmother, Alma Stipp of Gibson City, Il.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Eda Ruble, and Maternal grandfather, Hubert Stipp. Paul was a 1987 graduate of Pittsfield High School and a graduate of John Wood College with a degree in swine management. He farmed with his family northeast of Nebo, Il. and later was employed by Pike Feeds. Paul was an avid sportsman and loved outdoors. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday (November 15, 2010) at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Il. with Mark Peters, Bradley Bloemker, & Kim Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Burbridge Cemetery near Pittsfield, Il. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Burbridge Cemetery or charity of the donor’s choice c/o Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Box 513, Pittsfield, Il. 62363
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RONALD GENE RUBLE , 79 of Avon Park, Fla. died Feb. 23, 2011. He was born in Pittsfield, a son of Henry T. and Gearldine Sowers Ruble; a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Japan and Guam. A graduate of Western Illinois University and retired as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Schaumburg. He was a member of the retired Educators Association; National Educators Association; American Legion and V.F.W. Ronald moved from Big Pine Key, FL in 2000 to Highlands Ridge and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Michael Ruble, Antioch; daughter and her husband, Cyndi and Dennis Cardiff, Elgin; brothers, Frank and David Ruble both of Pittsfield; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Ronald was preceded in death by three brothers Harold E., Robert D., and Richard T. Ruble, two sisters Betty Huffman and Doris Smith. Private family services will be held in the Keys. The family requests friends support Florida Blood Centers with Blood Donations to honor Ronald or any Blood Center.
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UNA MAE (HARLOW) RUGGLES ,87, a former resident of Pittsfield and Pleasant Hill, died Friday, May 29, 1998 in Neighbors Nursing Home, Bryon, where she had resided for 12 years. She was born Feb. 15, 1911 in Haviland, Kan., daughter of Nancy Jane (Likes) and William Harlow and married Herbert L. Ruggles July 28, 1931 in Pleasant Hill. Mae was preceded in death by her husband, July 1970; two sisters, Elsie Kline and Marie Franklin; and a stepsister, Edith Galloway. Among her survivors are a step-sister, Charmian Bennett of Griggsville; a step-niece June Galloway Shaw of Pittsfield; and step-nephews Dr. C.E. Galloway of Pittsfield, Gerald Bennett of Pittsfield and Paul Bennett of Griggsville. Mae was employed by Dr. C.E. Galloway as a dental assistant while living in Pittsfield and by Copley Newspapers as a secretary in Joliet. She retired in 1974. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 1, at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, conducted by the Rev. Eldon Cook, minister serving the Pleasant Hill Christian Church.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MARTHA A. RUHL , 105, died Feb. 25, 2009, at the Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Martha was born on March 23, 1903 in Monroe, Connecticut to Fred and Ada Boerum Weed. She married George Ruhl May 25, 1932 in Carrollton, Mo. and he preceded on May 25, 1932. George and Martha operated Ruhl Grocery Store and Ruhl Ice Cream in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of the Church of Christ Church, and she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Bible study groups. She enjoyed cross stitch, needlework, knitting, embroidery, gardening and yard work. Survivors include Mrs. Robert (Naomi) Heightman of Griggsville, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by her husband George Ruhl, one brother William Weed, three sisters Ruth Bullock, Mary Dibble and Ester Dotty. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Cremation rites were accorded following services and burial of ashes will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. at a later date. Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield. In lieu of flower memorials are to the New Testament Church of Christ, Pittsfield or the Church of Christ in Barry.
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ELEANOR EILEEN (SHLTON) RUMPLE , age 82, of Griggsville, Il. died Thursday morning (March 6, 2008) at Barry Community Care Center in Barry, Il. She was born October 13, 1925 in Griggsville, Il. daughter of the late Earl G. and Rada Bell Anders Shelton. She married George Milton Rumple on June 18, 1945 in East Moline, Il. and he preceded her in death on February 8, 1987. Eileen attended the Griggsville Church of the Nazarene in Griggsville,Il. She was a past employee of Trio Manufacturing and later Bergman Meat Packing Company until she retired after which she cleaned in and around the Griggsville area. She was known for her wonderful apple pies. She loved to cook for family gatherings, cleaning her home and in later years going fishing with George. Surviving are triplet sons, Val Rumple and wife Julie Potter of Springfield, Il., Van Rumple and wife Rita of Valley City, Il. and Vern Rumple and wife Carol of Swayze, Indiana; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Etta Sargent and husband Kenny of Pittsfield, Il.; a brother, Richard Shelton and wife Rokita of Pittsfield, Il.; and several nieces and nephews, including loving niece and caretaker, Brenda Gibbs of Pittsfield, Il. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl Shelton, Jr., Homer Shelton, and Leroy Shelton; and a sister in infancy. Services were entrusted to Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Griggsville, Illinois.

ERIC RUMPLE , 45, of Griggsville, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 as a result of an accident in Valley City. He was born Jan. 21, 1966 in Pittsfield, to Van M. and Rita A. Hammitt Rumple. Eric was one of the first residents of Kepley House and lived there 22 years before returning home. He enjoyed the Work Activity Center and loved going to Camp Callahan. He participated in Special Olympics from the age of 7 until he was 42. He was one of the first participants from Pike County to go to State in Special Olympics. He truly loved his dog Tobi, and everyone he was around. He especially loved helping and being with his Dad at work. He also loved watching sports especially the Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was an avid Griggsville-Perry Eagles and Tornados fan. He enjoyed following his nephews in their sports activities. He also loved Elvis Presley and Country Music. Survivors include his parents, Van and Rita Rumple; a brother, Marc (Tina) Rumple of Griggsville; aunts and uncles, Jeff (Patti) Hammitt, of North Palm Beach, Fla., Vern Rumple, of Swayzee, Ind. and Val Rumple of Athens; three nephews, Brad, Brock, and Brett Rumple; along with several cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Eileen Rumple and Norman and Alberta Hammitt
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ROBERT LEON RUMPLE , 76, of Ivesdale, and formerly of Griggsville, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Interment of ashes will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Bethel Cemetery near Detroit, with Rev. Ron Baker officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Pittsfield American Legion Post 152 Drill Squad. There is no visitation being held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be made to the Ronald Rumple Family, P.O. Box 62, Ivesdale, IL 61851 or donor’s choice.
2nd Obituary -- Robert Rumple, 76 of Ivesdale, IL and formerly of Griggsville, IL passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL. Ronald was born in Griggsville, IL on September 7, 1935, a son of Shirley Edward and Bernice Crawford Rumple. He married Peggy Fox on November 1, 1958 in Pittsfield, IL and she survives. Ronald was a graduate of Griggsville High School class of 1953 and was a veteran of the United States Army Airborne, serving from 1954-1957. He retired as signalman from Wabash-Norfolk & Western/Norfolk Sourthern Railroad after 44 years. Ronald was a member of the First Christian Church in Bement, IL, and a member of the Okaw Valley Muzzle Loaders Club. He was a 27 year member of the American Legion, first joining in Griggsville, IL then transferring to Seymour then to the Monticello, IL American Legion. In earlier years, Ronald was a Little League and Pony League coach and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, golfing and loved being outdoors. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Peggy, two sons, Kevin (Michelle) Rumple of Mahomet, IL and Brian (Sondra) Rumple of Bement, IL. Three brothers and two sisters survive, Nolen Rumple of Sturgeon, MO; John (Jackie) Rumple of Vero Beach, FL; Roderick (Retta) Rumple of Waverly, IL; Betty Hannant of Pittsfield, IL and Nancy (Alford “Peck”) Constable of Barry, IL. Two grandchildren survive, Brock & Lauren. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Shirley Wassell, Rose Richards, and Madylen Sherman. Interment of ashes will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Bethel Cemetery near Detroit, IL with Rev. Ron Baker officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Pittsfield American Legion Post #152 Drill Squad. There is no visitation being held.
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MARION RUPERT - A telegram received in the city yesterday brought the information that Marion Rupert, who for some years had been the leading general merchant at Rockport, Illinois was dead. He was 44 years of age and enjoyed an extensive acquaintance in this city. He was married. Little less than a year ago he became a member of North Star Camp of Modern Woodmen and carried insurance in that organization. Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Whig August 28, 1908
Obituary: - Marion Rupert, a well known resident of our village, died very suddenly at his home, about 3 o'clock this morning, aged about 47 years. He was brought in from his work in Stark's Nursery in an unconscious condition yesterday evening and never regained consciousness. Death was thought to be due to paralysis of the brain. He leaves a wife and four small children, besides an aged father and several brothers. He was a member of the M.W.A. Home Forum and M. F. L. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. (Marion Rupert was born April 7, 1864 and died Aug. 27, 1908. His wives were Katie Dodge Payton & Catherine "Kate" Bunton. His parents were Wesley & Lavina Loutzenhiser Rupert. He was buried in Samuel Taylor Cemetery-kr)
The Quincy Daily Journal August 27, 1908

MARY EVELYN RUPERT , 93, of Sedalia, Mo. and formerly of Pittsfield, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Fairview Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born July 23, 1918, in Pike County, a daughter of Edward and Maude (Walton) Hillman. June 20, 1937, she was united in marriage to Charles David Rupert in the New Hartford Christian Church. They celebrated 65 years together. Charles preceded her in death May 3, 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Patti Howard (Bill) of Sedalia, and Ann Mordt of Sun City, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Mark Croxville of Troy, Mo., Mindy Ochoa (Gregg) of Jefferson City, Mo., Christine Spalding of Troy, Mo., Tim Howard (Garianne) of Olathe, Kan., Mike Howard (Angie) of Rolla, Mo., Susanne Vielhauer (Jeff) of Kansas City; a step grandson, Darryl Mordt (Daisy) of Troy; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister, June Brokaw (Gawain) of Barry; one brother in law, Gene Belford of Pittsfield; one sister in law, Mae Rupert of Pittsfield; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Dunham, two brother in laws, Paul Dunham and Walter Rupert and a sister in law, Charlene Bedlford. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and was loved by all. She worked for a number of years at the Pittsfield Brown Shoe. She was a member of First Christian Church, Pittsfield, and also active at First Christian Church, Sedalia. Mary was Girl Scout leader during the years her daughters were involved in Girl Scouts. She always had a lovely flower garden at the home and many people would drive by just to admire and enjoy. She and her husband did a lot of traveling. After her husband passed, she would spend part of the winters with her daughter, Ann in Sun City. She moved to Sedalia in 2004 to be near her family. While she was a resident of Winchester Meadows, she enjoyed playing cards and bingo with the ladies. When her sisters and husbands were alive, they spent many nights together playing games, eating and visiting. They were called the "six musketeers”. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Pastor Michael Ten Eyck officiating. Family met friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial was in Pittsfield West Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church of Pittsfield or Sedalia or donor’s choice
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press

WALTER LEWIS RUPERT - 51, of Pittsfield, was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 1981 in Illini Hospital, Pittsfield, apparently of a heart attack. Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Pittsfield, he was a son of Harrison and Katie Reinbold Rupert. He married Mary Agnes Venvertloh in Quincy, May 6, 1961. She survives. Mr Rupert had been employed by the Farm Service in Springfield and Pittsfield, and had worked for the past 12 years at the truck weigh scale in Pittsfield. He also farmed in the area. He was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Illinois State Employees Association. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs Katie Rupert of Barry; three daughters, Susan, Jane and Carol, all of the home; two sons, Robert and Jeffrey, both of the home; a brother, Charles of Pittsfield; and a sister, Mrs Eugene (Charlene) Belford of Pittsfield. Services were held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Niebur Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Frank Westhoff. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rupert children's education fund.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection

WESLEY RUPERT - an aged citizen, died Friday after much suffering, his disease being dropsy. He leaves four sons and a number of grandchildren, his companion having passed away about fourteen months ago. After a brief service at the grave the remains were laid in the Rockport Cemetery on Sunday morning.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal Monday, May 17, 1909
(Wesley Rupert born in Ohio 1839 & died May 14, 1909. His wife was Lavina Loutzenhiser & his parents were Heinrich & Julia Ann Rupert.-kr)

WILLIAM E. RUPERT died suddenly Tuesday night after only one day's illness. He was 42 year of age and well known.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Morning Whig, Thursday, April 20, 1899
(This is William E. Rupert, born abt 1858 & died April 18, 1899. His wife was Mary E. Beard and his parents were William Rupert & Phila Goble. Burial was in Rockport Cemetery-kr)



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