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Obituary for H. Nelson Eifert
Rushville Times, June 13, 2001, page 3, column 1
Nelson Eifert
  H. Nelson Eifert, 77, of Rushville, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at his home.
  He was born May 22, 1924, in Rushville, the son of the late George William and Faye (Edmonston) Eifert.  He married Evelyn Kiser on Dec. 2, 1945, at the First United Methodist Church in Beardstown.  She survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Dannie William Eifert (wife Rita) of Godfrey, Tommy Nelson Eifert (wife Dianna) of Rushville, and Timothy Alan Eifert (wife Dana) of Industry; two daughters, Nancy Sue Marrs (husband Wayne) of Paris, and Carol Huett (husband Steve) of Rushville; 10 grandchildren two great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Eifert and George William Eifert, Jr.
  He was a farmer for 20 years in Buenavista Township.  He worked at Schuyler Grain in Rushville for five years, managed the Beardstown Feed and Seed, retiring in May 1989.  He later worked at Behymer's Trading Post in Beardstown.
  He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church near Rushville and served on the board of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.  He served as president of the Rushville Rotary Club from 1994-1995, and at the time of his death, was the sergeant of arms for the club.  He served on the Board of Trustees of Schuyler School, Schuyler County Extension Board, Schuyler County Farm Bureau Board, and served as secretary of the Rushville Farmer’s Elevator, Schuyler County Ag Council.  He was a trustee of Buenavista Township and was on the Board of Directors of the Schuyler County Food Basket.
  He loved his family and friends, enjoyed bird watching, and was an exotic dog breeder.
  Funeral services were Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley and David Haney officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel of Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Peoria Journal Star, June 10, 2001, Page: B06
H. Nelson Eifert
  Rushville - H. Nelson Eifert, 77, of Rushville died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at his residence.
  Born May 22, 1924, in Rushville to George William and Faye Edmonston Eifert, he married Evelyn Kiser on Dec. 2, 1945, in Beardstown. She survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Dannie (and Rita) of Godfrey, Tommy (and Dianna) of Rushville and Timothy (and Dana) of Industry; two daughters, Nancy (and Wayne) Marrs of Paris and Carol (and Steve) Huett of Rushville; 10 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers.
  He was a farmer for 20 years in Buena Vista Township. He then worked at Schuyler Grain in Rushville and managed Beardstown Feed and Seed for five years, retiring in 1989. He later worked at Behymer's Trading Post in Beardstown.
  He served as president of Rushville Rotary Club from 1994 to 1995 and currently had served as sergeant of arms.
  He served on Schuyler School Board of Trustees, Schuyler County Extension Board, Schuyler County Farm Bureau Board and Schuyler County Ag Council Board.
  He served as secretary of the Rushville Farmer's Elevator. He was trustee of Buena Vista Township and was on the board of directors for Schuyler County Food Basket.
  He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church near Rushville and served on the board of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Rushville. The Rev. Scott Henley and David Haney will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or to Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Nelda M. Rhoades Elkenberry
Rushville Times, Wednesday, November 8, 2000, page 13, column 4
  Nelda Eikenberry, 84, of Astoria, died Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. 
 Services are pending at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.

Rushville Times, November 15, 2000, page 17, column 1
  Nelda M. Eikenberry 84, of Astoria, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
  She was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Astoria, the daughter of Paul J. and Orpha M. (Benton) Rhoades. She married Lorrel S. Eikenberry June 8, 1941, in Astoria. He survives.
  She was preceded in death by an infant sister.
  She also is survived by one son, James (wife, Susan) Eikenberry of Lancaster, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Ken (Paula) Langdon of Mentor, Ohio; four grandsons; two brothers, J. Benton (wife, Doris) Rhoades of Claremont, Calif., and Robert (wife, Betty) Rhoades of DeKalb; and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Marianne) Pittman of Blacksburg, Va.
  She was a member of Astoria Christian Church, Woodland Church of the Brethren, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and Astoria Sunshine Club. She was a medical technologist. She was the dean of the College of Medical Technology at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford. She was an adjutant college faculty member throughout Illinois universities and colleges. She was formerly the head of the Northern Illinois Blood Bank. She was a travelling Christian education consultant. She was an inner city children and youth recreation leader in Rockford. She was an author, recently completing the Rhoades family genealogy entitled, "Follow the Peter Rhoades Trail."
  Services were Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Astoria Christian Church with Rev. Gary Sheets officiating. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice at Graham Hospital in Canton. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.

Obituary for John J. Elas
Rushville Times, March 29, 2000, page 15, column 1
  John J. Elas, 87, of Rushville, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
  He was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Wonlock, to the late Anton and Anna Yackish Elas. He married Mary Theresa Laktos June 4, 1933, in Aledo. She died Feb. 21, 1999.
  Surviving are one daughter, Kay Mattson of Rushville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one sister, Rose Guthrie, and two brothers, Louie and Tony Elas.
  He originally farmed in Mercer County.  He and his brothers owned and operated the Viola Auction Company, a livestock auction. He then started and operated the Elas Quarries in Schuyler County and later was in partnership with Robert "Skip" Mattson.
  In retirement, he developed and built an electric car which was his main hobby. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, belonged to Som-R-Set card groups and was also a Bridge player. He also was a member of the American Trapshooting Association for more than 60 years, winning many trophies throughout the United States. He also enjoyed fishing with his brothers and friends.
  A funeral mass was held Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville with Father Robert Reynolds officiating. Burial was at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Viola with Father Richard Slavish officiating. The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be given to St. Rose Catholic Church or Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Obituary for Louis "Louie" J. Elas
Rushville Times, Oct. 13, 1999, page 9A, column 4
Louis Elas
  Louis J. Elas, 87, of Timewell, and formerly of Viola, died Monday evening, Oct. 4, 1999, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
  He was born Nov. 16, 1911, in Wonlock, the son of Anton and Anna Yackish Elas.  He first married Anna Laktas.  He later married Barbara Yakle Marshall on Feb. 1, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives.
  He is also survived by one son, George of Aledo; one daughter, Elizabeth Plunkett of South Pasadena, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Carol Collins of Mt. Sterling; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ab of Viola and John of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Rose Guthrie; and one brother, Tony.
  Mr. Elas was originally a farmer in Mercer County.  He was then a partner along with his brothers, John and Tony, in the Viola Auction Co., a livestock auction.  He was a partner with his son in the Viola Independent Materials Rock Quarry, and was a partner in the Southern Illinois Stone Co. in Marion.  He was also a partner along with his son in the Oakview Nursing Center in Aledo.  He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Aledo Air Marine.  He attended Timewell Christian Church and was a member of the Rolling Greens Golf Club in Mt. Sterling, the American Trapshooting Association and the Meredosia Duck Club.  He always enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
  Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with burial at Mounds Cemetery near Timewell.
  Memorials are suggested to the Timewell Christian Church.

Obituary for Florence Audrey Harris Elliott
Rushville Times, January 20, 1999
  Mrs. Florence Audrey Elliott, 82, of Vermont died Tuesday, Jan 12, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital.
  She was born Aug. 13, 1910 in Montclair, NJ, the daughter of John J. and Elizabeth Graham Harris. She married Sidney W. Elliott March 25, 1939, in Chicago. He died Jan. 20, 1998.
  She is survived by three sons, Dennis Martin Elliott of Carpentersville, Daniel Phillip (wife Peggy) Elliott of Collinsville, and John David (wife Jill) Elliott of Chicago, two daughters, Mrs. Ken (Nancy Elizabeth) Thomas and Sharon Margaret Dodd, both of Vermont; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Donald of Bollingbrook, James of Tempe, Ariz. and Michael of Georgia. She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth M. Elliott.
  She was retired from the Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont and was a member of St. Paul's Church in Macomb.
  Funeral services were Saturday at the Kost Memorial Home in Vermont, with Fr Richard Pricco officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Vermont Rescue Squad.

Obituary for Mary "Lillian" Lillian Knowles Ellis
Rushville Times, May 16, 2001, page 7B, column 5
Lillian Ellis
  Lillian Ellis, 86, of Rushville, died at 12:50 a.m.,Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  Arrangements will be announced later by the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.

Rushville Times, May 23, 2001, page 15, column 2
Lillian Ellis
  Lillian Ellis, 86, of Rushville, died Tuesday, May 14, 2001, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born April 12, 1915, in Rushville to the late George Hiram and Edith Mae Bradbury Knowles.
  She married Clyde Ellis on March 18, 1934, in Rushville.  He died May 29, 1990.
  Surviving are three sons, twins, Gene (wife Sally) and Dean (wife Regina) all of Rushville, and Cecil of Beardstown; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by seven brothers.
  She worked at the Snyder's Nursing Home for several years in the late 1960s.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rushville, Rushville Business and Professional Women's Club, Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 4; and was a founding member of Rushville TOPS.
  Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Stan Cooley officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be given to the Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home Activity Fund.

Obituary for Walter F. Ellwood
Rushville Times, October 18, 2000, page 15, column 1
Walter F. Ellwood
  Walter F. Ellwood, 77, of Rushville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence.
  He was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Clayton to the late Deoh L. and Margaret L. Higgins Ellwood.  He married Edith Briggs June 11, 1949, in Fulton, Mo., at St. Peter's Catholic Church.
  She survives, along with five daughters, Pat (and Dan) Kinsell of Chapin, Mary (and Chuck) Downs of Normal, Barb (and Jim) Kerr of Rushville and Colleen (and Neil) Settles of Jacksonville, and Brenda (and Mike) Smith of Macomb; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Russell Ellwood of Payson; one sister, Dorothy Aden of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Albert; and two sisters, Clara Hunsaker and Edith Buckley.
  He was an army veteran of W.W. II and a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4.  He also was a founding member of the Schuy-Rush Park Board and a past member of the Rushville Rotary Club.  He was an area serviceman for Adams Electrical Co-Op for 34 years in Camp Point and Rushville, retiring in 1981.
  A funeral mass was held Monday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville with Father Robert Reynolds officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery with military rites conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be given to St. Rose Catholic Church or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Cecil Charles Emerick
Rushville Times, August 2, 2000, page 11, column 3
Cecil Emerick
  Cecil Charles Emerick, 80, of Arenzville, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
  He was born Nov. 20, 1919, in the Black Oak Community of rural Beardstown in Cass County to Minor and Belle Stanley Emerick.
  He attended Black Oak School as a young boy.  He married Miss Dorothy Adeline Ater in New London, Mo., on May 11,1940.
  He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann (husband Fred) VanCleve of Winchester, two sons, Cecil Roy Emerick of McCalla, Ala., and Roger Dale (wife Diane) Emerick of Sacramento, Calif., his caretakers, Sharon and Larry Gabbert of Beardstown; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three brothers Arthur, Harold, and Robert; three sisters, Alice, Edith and Edna; and a son, Ronald Lee Emerick.
  He retired from driving truck from the Schnitker Truck Line after 30 years.  He then spent three years as a mason for Elmer Schnepper.  During his retirement, he enjoyed refinishing antique furniture.  He attended the Baptist Church of Beardstown.
  Funeral services were held Thursday, July 27, 2000, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler County Hospice.

Clinton Esslinger Funeral
Rushville Times, February 5, 1992
    Laura Bauer attended graveside services for Clinton Esslinger of Bowen in the Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary for Henry Clay Etter
Rushville Times, November 1, 1973
Rites for Harry Etter Are Held in Vermont
  Harry C. Etter, 86, of Vermont, died Monday, Oct. 22, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Services were held at 2 p. m. on Thursday at Kost Memorial home, the Rev. E. L. Dunavin, with Masonic Rites.  Burial was in Vermont Cemetery.
  He was born in Astoria Twp on Feb. 13, 1887, a son of Phillip and Elizabeth Hollinger Etter.  He married Julia Fern Chaddock in Lewistown Nov. 29, 1906.  She died Dec. 14, 1961.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dwight (LaNona) Anderson of Vermont; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Seward of Astoria; and four brothers, Harvey and Robert, both of
Astoria, Earl of Center Line, Mich., and W. D. of Ipava.
  Six brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Mr. Etter was a farmer and did general trucking work.
  He was a member of Vermont Lodge 116, AF&AM.

Astoria Argus - In ink unreadable 1973
Harry C. Etter Of Vermont Dies
  Harry C. Etter, 86, of Vermont, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 1973, in Culbertson Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born Feb. 18, 1887, in Astoria Township, a son of Philip and Elizabeth Hollinger Etter.  He married Julia Fern Shaddock on November 29, 1906, in Lewistown.  She died on Dec. 14, 1961.
  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. LaNona Anderson of Vermont; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Seward of Astoria; four brothers, Earl of Centerline, Mich., W. D. of Ipava, Harvey and Robert, both of Astoria.
  Six brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kost Funeral Home in Vermont with Rev. E. L. Dunavin officiating.  Burial will be in the Vermont Cemetery.  There will be no family visitation.

Obituary for Josephine "Josie" Everhart
Rushville Times, May17, 2000, page 4B, column 1
Josephine Everhart
  Josephine "Josie" Everhart, 76, of Astoria, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born June 11, 1923, in Beardstown, the daughter of Joseph and Mamie May (Anderson) Everhart.
  She is survived by one sister, Fern Everhart of Astoria, and one brother, Joseph Everhart, address unknown.
  She was preceded in death by two siblings.
  She was a homemaker.
  Graveside services were Friday, May 5, 2000, at the Astoria Cemetery with Rev. Clifford Parry officiating. Burial was in the Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Township Cemetery Association.
  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of service.

Obituary for Minnie Elizabeth Day Montooth Evenson
Thursday, July 28, 1949
Funeral Here Saturday
For Mrs. Minnie Evenson
  Mrs. Minnie Day Evenson a former Rushville resident, died it 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in Hot Springs, Ark.
  The remains were brought to the Lawler Funeral home, where services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with Rev. J. A. Mason in charge. Burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.
  Minnie Elizabeth Day Evenson, eldest daughter of George and Jeanette Nall Day, was born oil the farmstead home in Oakland township, Schuyler county, May 8, 1885, and departed this life in Hot Springs, Ark., July 20, 1949, aged 64 years, two months and 12 days. Her death occurred in a Hot Springs hospital, where she had been a patient since suffering a heart attack four weeks previous.
  Minnie grew to young womanhood on the farm. She attended the Oakland Center district school and was a regular attendant at church and Sunday school at the Houston rural church, of which she was a member during her years of residence in the community, and for several years served as organist for church and Sunday school services there.
  On July 20, 1902, she was joined in marriage to Frank Montooth. To this union was born one daughter, Hildreth, who for past 17 years has been the constant companion and business associate of her mother in Chicago, and it was a loving and beautiful companionship that existed between them down thru the years in their successful operation of their apartment house business in Chicago. Two years ago they purchased a similar business in Hot Springs, Ark., where the mother was in charge when stricken with her fatal illness, and her daughter hastened to her bedside to minister to her every wish.
  Besides her daughter, who has suffered a never-ending sorrow and an irreparable loss, Mrs. Evenson is survived by one sister, Laura, the wife of Alfred Smith of near Rushville, and one brother, Charles Day Of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Bertha Day, who passed away at the age of 16 years.

Obituary for Francis Switzer Ewing
Francis Switzer Ewing
  Francis Switzer was born in Augusta county, Va., November 6, 1831; was married to James W. Ewing October 24, 1850. With him she moved from Virginia to this state March 24, 1868. To this union were born thirteen children, nine of whom, three boys and six girls, survive her. There are also sixteen grandchildren living, which with the surviving husband makes twenty-six of her immediate family left to mourn her loss. Forty years ago she became a member of the church, since when she has lived a consistent professor. She died as a soldier on duty, and has gone to her reward. After a long and painful illness with that dread disease, cancer of the stomach, she fell asleep March 24. Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church March 25, by the pastors of the Christian and United Brethren churches.
  Note: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."

Obituary for Joseph Bigelow Ewing
Newspaper clipping, dated 19 July 1900
    Joseph B. Ewing died Monday morning from a paralyticd stroke. He was 69 years od and a veteran of the civil war. The funeral was held today (Tuesday) at the M.E. church. Will and Sherman Ewing of Oakland township, Mrs. Turner of St. Mary's, Mr. Esslinger of Missouri and Mr. Ewing of Macomb were in attendance at the funeral.

Obituary for Wandalee Horwedel Ewing
Rushville Times, August 16, 2000, page 11, column 1
Wandalee Ewing
  Wandalee Ewing, 83, of Rushville, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born March 29, 1917, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, to the late Lester and Fern Diamond Horwedel.  She married Don E. Ewing, Sept. 13, 1936, at the First Christian Church in Vermont.  He died April 3, 1983.
  Surviving are one son, Jerry Ewing (wife Joan) of Rushville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by an infant sister.
  She and her husband lived and farmed all their married lives east of Rushville, where they started a purebred Angus cattle herd that their family still carries on today.  She managed the Rushville High School cafeteria for 17 years.
  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville, where she was past president of the Wesley Anns Circle.  She held the position of church kitchen manager and was in charge of serving funeral dinners to many families.  She also was active in the Schuyler Home Extension.  She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were Monday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Grace B. Bader Fagan
Rushville Times, April 11, 1953
Mrs. John Fagan, 83, Dies Early Saturday Morning
  Mrs. Grace Fagan, 83, wife of John Fagan, of Frederick died early Saturday morning upon entering the Schmitt Memorial hospital at Beardstown.
  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m., at the Frederick Christian church with the Rev. L. Ray Cronkhite, of Niantic, officiating. Interment was in the Bader cemetery.
  Grace, daughter of Henry O. and Lussetta Bader was Born Dec. 8, 1869 near Bader  and passed away April 11, 1953. She was united in marriage to John W. Fagan  May 20, 1906.
  She united with the Christian church of Bader at an early age and remained faithful all her life.
  Besides her loving husband she leaves to mourn  her passing five sisters and   two brothers namely Inez Stambaugh, Hamilton; Blanche Dowling, Seattle, Wash.; Cora Clayton, Christopher; Garnet Bader, Browning; Ruby Bader, Highland Park; Howard Bader, Browning and Clarence Bader, Hamilton.

Obituary for John William Fagan
Rushville Times, January 21, 1954
  John W. Fagan, 79, lifelong resident of the Frederick community died Saturday morning at Schmitt Memorial hospital in Beardstown. He entered there January 13.
  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Frederick Christian church with the Rev. Charles Adams, of Virginia, officiating. Masonic rites were held at the close of the service.
John William Fagan, son of Lucy and Patrick Fagan, was bore in Frederick, July 20, l874 and departed this life in Beardstown hospital Jan. 16, 1854.
  Mr. Fagan attended Eureka college and served his country in the U. S. Army during the Spanish American war.
  He was united in marriage to Grace Bader. May 20, 1906 and they spent many happy years together. She passed away April 11, 1953.
  In young manhood, he a member of the Frederick Christian church and remained faithful attending every service and supporting the church.
  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Beardstown and gave freely of his time as long as he was able.
  He held membership in the Modern Woodmen of America being the local lodge secretary. He also was member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rushville.
  He leaves to mourn his departure one brother, Seymour Fagan of Jacksonville and several nieces and nephews.

Obituary for Chuck Farmer
Rushville Times, October 13, 1999, page 9A, column 1
Chuck Farmer
  Graveside services for Chuck Farrner, 20, of Beardstown, who was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beardstown City Cemetery.  The Rev. Sue Bailey will officiate.  Sager Funeral Home is in charge of services.
  He died from injuries sustained in a single car crash Saturday morning on Illinois Route 125 near Virginia [Cass Co., Illinois].
  He was born Nov.16, 1978, in Beardstown to William C. and Cynthia E. Green Farmer.
  Surviving are his parents of Beardstown; paternal grandmother, Maxine Privia of Beardstown;  one  brother, Robert (wife Bobbi Jo) Hill of Athens; two sisters, Leasa (husband Steve) Summey of Twentynine Palms, Calif, and Debbie (husband Mark) Spears of Beardstown; one niece and one nephew.
  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and his maternal grandparents.
  He was a 1997 graduate of Beardstown High School.
  He worked for Heritage Enterprises in Beardstown.
  He was a member of Ducks Unlimited.
  Memorials may be made to the Illinois Conservation Foundation.

Obituary for Hugh C. Farr
Rushville Times, January 3, 2001, page 13, column 4
Hugh C. Farr
  Hugh C. Farr, 82, of Table Grove, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  He was born March 5, 1918, in Browning, the son of Hugh Melvin and Anna Elizabeth (Schuman) Farr.
  He married Frances I. Crick on Sept. 1, 1940, in Ipava.  She died April 6, 1994.  He also was preceded in death by one brother, Donald.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don (Patricia) Rittenhouse of Moline; three sons, Marshall (wife, Susan) Farr of Danville, Don Farr of Table Grove, and Dennis (wife, Lettie) Farr of Springfield; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Farr and Jack G. Farr, both of Table Grove; and one sister, Ida Lou Wherley of Ipava.
  He was a member of Table Grove Community Church, where he served as trustee.  He served as a Democrat Precinct Committeeman of Fulton County and he was on the Fulton County Planning Commission.
  He was a farmer and owner and operator of Farr Trucking and Farr Fertilizer.
  Services were held Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Table Grove Community Church, with the Rev. Frank Bush officiating.  Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Table Grove Fire Department and Rescue Squad.  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.

Obituary for Thelma L. Farr
Rushville Times, January 9, 2002, page 13, column 2
Thelma Farr
  Miss Thelma L. Farr, 93, of Vermont, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at the Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
  She was born March 7, 1908, in Vermont, the daughter of Edward and Jessie Bryan Farr.
  She is survived by numerous cousins.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, Esther Farr.
  She was a member of the Vermont Christian Church and was a graduate of Western Illinois University.
  Funeral services were Friday Jan. 4, 2002, at Kost Memorial Home with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating and burial in the Vermont Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Evelyn Maxine Gillette Jolly Farrar
Rushville Times, May 24, 2000, page 15, column 2
Evelyn Farrar
  Evelyn Maxine Farrar, 89, of Beardstown, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at her residence.
  She was born Jan. 26, 1911, in Beardstown, the daughter of John and Nellie Gillette. She was the youngest of eight children. She married Glenn "Rasty" Farrar in Cass County during June of 1947. He preceded her in death, along with her parents and a son, Keith Jolly.
  She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn "Rasty" Jolly of Beardstown and Rosanne (husband George) Buck of Beardstown; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Farrar graduated from Beardstown High School in 1929. She was a member of the Beardstown VFW Auxiliary. She loved her work as a waitress for the Arrow Restaurant and the County Club for 40 years, before retiring in 1989.
  Graveside services were Saturday, May 20, 2000, at the Beardstown City Cemetery with the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
  The family has requested memorials be made to the Cass-Schuyler County Hospice.

Obituary for Perry Farrow
Perry Farrow
  Perry Farrow was born in Augusta County, Va. and died January 3d, 1887, aged 51 years, 7 months, and 11 days. He was united in marriage with Dianah V. Lutz, May 7th, 1865. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn. He was not a professor of religion. About three months before his death he expressed himself as being convinced of the reality of religion, and since that time a marked change was visible in his life. He was loved and esteemed by all who knew him. He was a very kind father and an affectionate husband. He was also a friend to the Church. Ministers and other members always received a warm reception in his house. May of kind Father in heaven sustain Sister Farrow in this to he sad bereavement, and may it lend the sons and daughter to the Savior.
  D. F. Bair
  Note: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."

Obituary for Bernard Carl Fetch
Rushville Times, July 4, 2001, page 13, column 1
  Bernard C. Fetch, 71, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Rushville and Clayton, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
  He was born May 3, 1930, in Rushville, the son of Fred and Lucile (Corbridge) Fetch.  He first married Loma G. Greer on February 7, 1953, at Mt. Rainier, Md.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 1997.  He later married Barbara S. Drone on Oct. 16, 1999, at Rushville.  She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother, Lucile Fetch, of Rushville, one daughter, Bev Williams (husband, Larry) of Mt. Vernon, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two stepdaughters, Nicki Himelick (husband, Chris) of Flora, and Denise Etienne of Gurnee, one stepson Terry Acord of Bonnie; two brothers Bill Fetch (wife, Margaret) of Panama City, Fl. and Robert Fetch (wife, Debbie) of Waverly, Ia.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father.
  An Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Fetch was the owner and operator of the Fetch Oil Company in Clayton until his retirement.  He was a member of the Federated Church, American Legion Post, and Lions Club, all in Clayton and the Masonic Lodge in Camp Point.
  Funeral services were Tuesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with the Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital ICU Unit.

Peoria Journal Star, July 2, 2001, Page: B04
Bernard Fetch
  Rushville - Bernard C. Fetch, 71, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Rushville, died at 7:41 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2001 atSt. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon.
  Born May 3, 1930, in Rushville to Fred and Lucile Corbridge Fetch, he married Loma G. Greer on Feb. 7, 1953, in Mount Rainier, Md. She died Aug. 28, 1997. He married Barbara S. Drone on Oct. 16, 1999, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother of Rushville; one daughter, Bev (and Larry) Williams of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Nicki (and Chris) Himelick of Flora and Denise Etienne of Gurnee; one stepson, Terry Acord of Bonnie; two brothers, Bill (and Margaret) of Panama City, Fla., and Robert (and Debbie) of Waverly, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his father.
  He was a Korean War Army veteran.
  He owned and operated Fetch Oil Co. in Clayton until his retirement.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, where visitation will be two hours before. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital intensive care unit.

Obituary of Anna Marie Gay Finch
Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 18, 2000, page 15, column 5
Anna Marie Finch
  Anna Marie Finch, 93, of Macomb, formerly of the Industry and Littleton areas died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
  She was born May 28, 1907, in Schuyler County to Archie and Rosa Heaton Gay.  She married Francis Finch on April 2, 1947, in Quincy.  He died May 13, 1960.
  She also was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son, one infant brother, and one sister, Nellie Archer.  She is survived by one niece, Mrs. Martha Jones of Springfield, Mo.; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews.
  She was a graduate of Industry High School and lived in the Littleton area most of her life until 1977 when she moved to Industry and then to Macomb in the mid 1990s.  She was a devoted member of the Littleton United Methodist Church.  She worked at McDonough District Hospital in the laundry department and at the Schuyler County schools in the cafeteria.  She was an avid quilter.
  Graveside services will he held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at the Industry Cemetery with Marshall Litchfield officiating.  Friends may call at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb until time of services.  There will be no family visitation.
  Memorials may be made to the Littleton Methodist Church or the Elms Nursing Home.

Obituary for Estella Fisher
died: January 21, 1949
Rushville Times, Jan. 27, 1949
Last Rites Held Monday For Miss Estella Fisher
   Mr. and Mrs. Doane G. Trone were in Astoria, Monday afternoon, to attend funeral services for her aunt, Miss Estella Fisher, of Sheldons Grove, who died at 7:55 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Memorial hospital in Beardstown, where she had been a patient only a few hours.
   Miss Fisher, aged 69, was born in Hickory township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Fisher. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alma Shelley, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Nellie Ray of Astoria.
   The body was removed to the Horton Funeral home in Astoria, where services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, with Rev. Fred Thompson in charge. Burial was in the Astoria cemetery.
  Note: Parents are Samuel Parry and Lutitia Workman Fisher.

Obituary for LeRoy Ernest Fitzjarrald
Rushville Times, September 6, 2000, page 13, column 4
LeRoy Fitzjarrald
  LeRoy E. Fitzjarrald, 61, of Camden died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at his home.
  He was born April 20, 1939, in Huntsville Township, Schuyler County, the son of Leeford and Florine (Stolp) Fitzjarrald.  He married Kay Park on Oct. 2, 1959, in Rushville.  She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother, Florine, of Huntsville; one son, Robert Fitzjarrald (wife Darlene) of Canton; one daughter, Lori Root (husband Rick) of Macomb; three grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; two brothers, Phil Fitzjarrald (wife Rose) of Camden and Larry Fitzjarrald of Camden; one sister, Janet Hanning (husband Danny) of Huntsville and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his father, one son, Jeffrey Allen Fitzjarrald; and one brother, Ronald Fitzjarrald.
  He attended Augusta High School.  He was a delivery driver and salesman for Bartlow Brothers in Rushville.  He later worked as a machine operator for Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown for 18 years.  He also farmed all of his live and served on the Camden Township Board.
  He was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church and the Illinois Township Officials.
  Funeral services were Friday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Dixie Croxton and Ron Peters officiating.  Burial was in the Huntsville Cemetery.
  Memorials may be given to the Camden United Methodist Church or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Marilyn "Charlene" Charlene Ritchey Fitzjarrald
Rushville Times, May 2, 2001, page 15, column 4
  Charlene Fitzjarrald, 72, of Rushville, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at the Culbertson Long Term Care Facility in Rushville.
  She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Camden Township, Schuyler County, to the late Charles and Hildreth M. Owen Ritchey.
  She married Alva Fitzjarrald Dec. 29, 1947, in Chicago.  He survives, along with three daughters, Rita McDaniel (husband, Dave) of Quincy, Gwen Paschall (husband, Tony) of Rushville and Sue Fitzjarrald of Camden; one son, Tim Fitzjarrald of Rushville; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Alvera Williams of El Cajon, Calif., Evelyn Whitley of Pekin, and Patricia Kock of Lakeside, Calif.
  She was preceded in death by one son, Randy Lee Fitzjarrald; one grandson. Chris McDaniel; and two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Harkless and Mrs. Winnie Hale.
  She attended the Memorial Chapel Church and Bethany Bible Church, both in rural Schuyler County, and enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening and ceramics.
  She worked at Cooper Industries in Macomb, retiring in 1990.
  Funeral services were held Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, with Rev. Rick Colbert and Mr. Joyce Farwell officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the St. Judes Children's Research Hospital.

Obituary for Ivan C. Fitzsimmons
Rushville Times, January 17, 2001, page 13, column 1
  Ivan C. Fitzsimmons, 87, of Rushville, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the Prairie Village Health Care Center in Jacksonville.
  He was born May 30, 1913, in Morgan County to the late Joseph Dillard and Ruth Sandberg Fitzsimmons. He married Betty Wells June 18, 1955, in Rushville. She survives along with two sons, Harvey Fitzsimmons of Dawson, and Richard Fitzsimmons of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret L. Long and Ruth E. Cully, both of Jacksonville, and Doris J. Ohnemus (husband, Jerry) of Quincy.
  He was preceded in death by one son, Leon Fitzsimmons, two brothers, Harold Fitzsimmons and Joe Fitzsimmons.
  He attended the Houston United Methodist Church and was a member of Littleton Lodge No. 766 A.F. & A.M. and Rushville Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. He worked for the Illinois Department of Waterways, retiring in 1977.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Joe Tomich officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from noon until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by Rushville Lodge No. 9.
  Memorials may be given to the National Kidney Foundation, Rushville Lodge No. 9, American Diabetes Association, or Houston United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Caryl L. Wheeler Flynn
Rushville Times, June 7, 2000, page 13, column 6
Caryl L. Flynn
  Caryl L. Flynn, 83, of Mt. Carmel, formerly of Vermont, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel.
  She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Bushnell, the daughter of Lewis and Mary Ann (Hood) Wheeler.  She married Leonard M. Flynn on June 5, 1934, in Macomb.  He died Oct. 16, 1995.
  She also was preceded in death by one son, Charles, one grandson, one great-grandson, three brothers and one sister.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Shirley) Keithley of Fairview, Mrs. Robert (Jane) Wright of Mt. Carmel, Mrs. Eugene (Linda) McCarty of Chester, and Joyce Cook of Canton; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and two sisters, Zelpha Oaks of Geneseo and Ruthie Kitch of Brunswick, Ga.
  She was a member of Parkview Christian Church of Mt. Carmel and was a homemaker.
  Funeral services were Saturday, June 3, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with burial in Vermont Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Clara "Jeanette" Jeanette Buss Flynn
Rushville Times, April 12, 2000, page 15, column 1
Jeanette Flynn
  Clara Jeanette Flynn, 71, of Mt. Sterling, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at her residence.
  She was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Mt. Sterling, the daughter of Ralph Walter and Alice Louise Howard Buss. She married Vernon LeRoy Flynn on June 15, 1952, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling. He survives.
  She is also survived by three sons, Steve (wife Cinda), Gregory and Rodney (wife Sue), all of Mt. Sterling; three daughters, Dee Dee (husband Michael) Rischbieter of Clinton, S.C., Cheryl and Nanette, both of Mt. Sterling, eight grandchildren; one brother, John Buss of Meredosia; two sisters, Dolores (husband Hubert) Sides of Versailles and Mary Ann (husband John) Yeakel of Mt. Sterling; and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Langan and Harriett Jean Carpenter.
  Mrs. Flynn attended St. Mary's Academy in Mt. Sterling and graduated with the class of 1948. Mrs. Flynn was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and was a former member of St. Joseph's Altar Society and Women’s Guild.
  A funeral Mass was held Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with burial at Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery. Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of services.
  Memorials are suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the Brown County Cancer Society.

Obituary for Aline M. Street Ford
Rushville Times, July 25, 2001, page 13, column 5
Aline Ford
  Aline M. Ford, 83, of Rushville, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  She was born May 3, 1918, in Rushville, to the late Harvey and Elsie Harmon Street.  She married Lyle F. Ford, June 3, 1938, in Davenport, Iowa. He died June 22, 1979.
  Surviving are two sons, Frank (wife Janet) of Rushville, and Steve (wife Jan) of Beardstown; two daughters, Carolyn Ambrosius (husband Red) and Nancy Lashbrook, (husband Larry), all of Rushville; a niece, Susan Clarke Park, and nephew, Tom Clarke, whom she raised; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Pauline Danner, of Rushville.
  She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gary Moore; one brother, Harvey Street, Jr.; and two sisters, June Pagel and Margaret Clarke.
  She and her husband owned and operated the Ford Grocery in Rushville from 1953-1979.  She attended Rushville schools and was a member of the Adelaide Rebekah Lodge.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with David Haney officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be given to the Schuyler County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Obituary for Leslie E. Ford
Rushville Times, April 19, 2000, page 15, column 5
Leslie Ford
  Leslie E. Ford, 88, of Rushville, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  He was born October 15, 1911, in Schuyler County, the son of the late Frank Dwight and Hattie (Herron) Ford. He married Roberta Spates on Jan. 22, 1939, in Rushville. She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 1989.
  Surviving are one son, Karl Ford (wife, Julie) of Rushville; one daughter, Jeanine Morrell (husband, Larry) of Marquette Heights; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lyle, Eldon and Ivan Ford, and one sister, Hazel Dace.
  He owned and operated Ford Rythmn Lanes in Rushville for 40 years. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Memorials may be given to Friends of Troop 35 Boy Scouts.

Obituary for Mildred Menely Ford
Rushville Times, November 5, 1997
  Mildred Menely Ford, 73, of Rushville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  She was born March 30, 1924, in Rushville, to the late Harry and Grace Bradbury Menely. She married Noble L. Ford Sept. 13, 1980, in Rushville. He survives, along with one son, Vic Menely of Rushville; one step-son, Ron Ford; four step-grandchildren; and one brother, Floyd Menely of Beardstown.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Menely and Harry Menely, and three sisters, Pauline While, Virginia Cady, and Mary Hartman.
  Millie attended the First Presbyterian Church of Rushville and was a 52-year member and past president of the Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Unit #4. She owned and operated several restaurants in Rushville until retiring.
  Funeral services were Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Schuy-Rush Park.

Obituary for Noble Lee Ford
Rushville Times, November 12, 1997
  Noble L. Ford, 83, of Rushville, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at the Memorial Medical Center of Springfield.
  He was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Tompkinsville, KY to the late Sampson Lee and Mary Ellen Simpson Ford. He married Flossie Street Feb. 14, 1936, in Rushville. She died March 3, 1980. He later married Mildred Menely Sept. 13, 1980, in Rushville. She died Oct. 29, 1997.
  Surviving are one son, Ronald Lee Ford; one step-son, Vic Menely of Rushville; four grandchildren, Rhonda, Tad, Tracy, and Eric Ford; one great grandson, Keith; one brother, Leonard Ford; one sister, Olene. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Nola, Gladys, Dorothy and Dolly.
  He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the First  Christian Church of Rushville and was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post #4. He worked as a meat cutter at Mickelberry's and later at Oscar Mayer in Beardstown, until retirement.
  Funeral services were Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by the Schuyler American Legion Post 4. Memorials may be given to the Schuyler American Legion Post 4.

Obituary for Ronald "Ron" Dale Ford I
Rushville Times, January 2, 2002
Ronald D. Ford
  Ronald D. Ford, 60, of Chapin died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 22, 2001, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  He was born Dec. 2, 1941, in rural Greene County, the son of John Wilson and Lena Lucille Shafer Ford.  He married Betty Sue Baxter on July 24, 1966, in Rushville.  She survives.
  He is also survived by two sons, Dale (wife Susannah) Ford of Chapin and Steve (wife Sarah Ford of Virginia); two daughters, Suzie Ivy of Woodson and Sarah (husband Robert) Wheeler of Chapin; five grandchildren; his mother of Jacksonville; four brothers, Kenneth (wife Jane Ann) Ford of Winchester, Wilson (wife Donna) Ford of Henry, John Ford of Hillview, and Dick (wife Beth) Ford of Rushville; and three sisters, Mary Lou (husband Harold) Reed of Victoria, Texas; Sandra (husband Ronnie) Moore of Winchester, and Janis Ford of Jacksonville.  He is preceded in death by his father and one brother, Curtis Ford.
  He had worked at EMI in Jacksonville for 11 years.  He faithfully attended and had been an officer at Westfair Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
  Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 27, at Westfair Baptist Church with burial at Rushville City Cemetery in Rushville.  Williamson Funeral home in Jacksonville was in charge of services.
  Memorials are suggested to Westfield Baptist Church or Westfair Christian Academy.

Obituary for William Harrison Ford
Rushville Times, January 4, 1923
  William H. Ford of Woodstock township died at his home in his eighty-sixth year.
  On December 5, 1836 he was born in Jefferson county, Ind., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ford. He was one of a family of six children, three brothers and two sisters, all of whom are now deceased. When a young man he came to Schuyler county where he has lived except for a short time spent in Indiana.
  On December 28, 1856, he was united in marriage to Druscilla Nall. To them were born nine children: Mary, Dora, Francis, Marith and Janet, deceased, and Walter Ford of Pontiac, Ill., Matilda Fray and Kate Ralston of near Rushville and Frank who resides on the farm with his father. The wife and mother died November, 1910. Mr. Ford was united with the M. E. church.
  He leaves to cherish his memory, four children, fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren besides a great number of relatives and friends.
  On Sunday at 2 p.m. funeral services were held at Memorial Chapel, conducted by Rev. George P. Snyder. Interment was in the Palm cemetery.
  Death Certificate

Obituary for James "Juice" Robert Fordyce I
Rushville Times, Jan. 26, 2000, page 13, column 4
James Fordyce Sr.
  James Robert "Juicy" Fordyce Sr., 71, of Table Grove, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
  He was born May 29, 1928, at the home of his grandparents, Frank and Cora Fordyce, in Table Grove, the son of the late Jesse Matheny and Alice Liberty Kendrick Fordyce.
  He graduated from Table Grove High School in May, 1946.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 31, 1947, and served at Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Belvoir, Va.  He was honorably discharged as a corporal on July 12, 1948.
  He married Bonnie J. Friday on Feb 23, 1952.  He later married Peggy J. Warren Loter in September of 1972.  They both survive.
  Also surviving are two sons, James Jr. of Table Grove, and Randall Joe of New Boston; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one niece; three aunts; a special friend, Esther Irwin of Lewistown; and several cousins, including a special cousin, Ramona Stracker, of Table Grove.
  He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Freeman Fordyce; a sister, Marilyn Marie Fordyce Orr; two nieces; a nephew; four aunts; five uncles and several cousins.
  He was a member of Ipava American Legion Post #111, LaMoine Squares Square Dancing Club of Macomb, and was past member of Rushville Moose Lodge #506.  He worked for International Harvester in East Moline Works before retiring.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Table Grove Community Church with Rev. Tim Ashley officiating.  Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove where military services will be conducted by the Ipava American Legion Post 17.
  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville and one hour before the services at the church.
  Memorials may be given to the Table Grove Community Church in memory of his sister Marilyn Fordyce Orr.

Obituary for Celeste A. Dry Forman
Rushville Times, October 11, 2000, page 15, column 3
Celeste Forman
  Celeste A. Forman, 98, a resident of the Macomb Senior Living Center, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the Macomb Senior Living Center.
  She was born Sept. 23, 1902, in Hancock County, the daughter of Clarence and Emma Robinson Dry.    She married Harry Clifford Forman on Sept. 25, 1923.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1983.
  She is survived by two sons, Clarence (Darlene) Forman of Buffalo, Mo., and Junior (Merle) Forman of Rushville; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Vernon, one grandson, Don, and two sisters, Mary Cooper and Maxine Hay.
  She had lived most of her life in the rural Rushville area.  She enjoyed her family, gardening and flowers.
  Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 7, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Chaplain Ron Green officiating.  Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary for Leon Formhals
Peoria Journal Star, April 22, 2002
  Galesburg - Leon Formhals, 70, of 475 Yates St. died at 3:19 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002, at OSF St. Mary's Medical Center.  Born April 22, 1931, in Canton to William Glenn and Eileen Evelyn Schisler Formhals, he married Delores "Pat" Bulinski on July 9, 1955 in Chicago.  She survives.  Also surviving are three brothers, Richard of Dallas, OR, Ronald of Galesburg and William {Stanley?} of Lewistown.  One brother preceded him in death.  He was a Korean War Navy Veteran - do not have full obit.

Avon Sentinel, Thursday, May 2, 2002
  Leon Formhals of Galesburg passed away recently.  He, his parents, and siblings formerly lived on the bluff overlooking the Spoon River Valley.  Sympathy is extended to his wife and relatives.

Obituary for William "Glenn" Glenn Formhals
Avon Sentinel, March 25, 1999
W. Glenn Formhals
  W. Glenn Formhals, age 93, of 747 North Third Street, Cuba, Illinois, passed away at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton, Illinois.
  Born November 8, 1905, in Deerfield Township, Fulton County, to Calvin G. and Theda Markley Formhals, he married Eileen Schisler on August 17, 1930, in Peoria. She died February 15, 1992.
  He also was preceded in death by one son, three infant grandsons, one sister and three brothers.
  Surviving are four sons, Leon of Galesburg, Stanley of Lewistown, Ronald of Watauga and Richard of Dallas, Oregon, seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Eula Paschke of Canton.
  He farmed in the Spoon River bottoms along Illinois Route 9 in western Fulton County for many years before retiring in 1957.
  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry Memorial Home in Cuba with Reverend Rodney Ruberg officiating.
  Burial was in Wiley Cemetery in rural Ellisville.
  Memorials may be made to American Heart Association Fulton chapter, or any charity.

Obituary for Alrick Mann Foster
  A. M. Foster, 71, lifelong resident of Schuyler county, died at his home Sunday evening after a long illness. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian church, with the Rev. M. P. Pierson officiating. Burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.
  Alrick M. Foster, son of Alrick Mann Foster and Susan Brown Foster, was born on a farm near Rushville, Jan 15, 1881. He died Oct. 5, 1952 at his home in Rushville, at the age of 71 years, eight months and 20 days., and left to survive him, his widow, Anna B. Foster, three children, Anita Bollinger of Rushville, Lucille Murray of Colorado Springs, CO and Jeanne Strauch of Rock Island and four grandchildren, Cynthia Milner, Ronald McIlhenny, William Ward and Gene Ward.
  He was a lifelong resident of Schuyler and received his early eductaon in the rural schools. At an early age he united with and was baptized into the Church of Christ by his grandfather, Rev. Alpheus Guy Brown. He was graduated from Kennedy's Normal in Rushville with the class of 1898, after which he taught several years in the rural schools of Schuyler county. He then enrolled in the Indianapolis Bible Institute, where he studied for the ministry.
  On Nov 29, 1900, he was married to Anna B. Lee and to this union were born the three children who survive him.
  Early in life Mr. Foster became interested in politics and good government. He began making political speeches at the age of 15 and participated in public debates gaining the title of "Boy Orator" of Illinois. For five consecutive terms he was elected to the House of Representatives in the State Legislature at Springfield. At the time of his first election in 1906 he was the youngest member ever to hold office in that body. During his long years in the legislature, he served as chairman of many important committees, and thruout one session of that body was chairman of the Democratic steering committee and was floor leader during the long deadlock, which ended in the election of James Hamilton Lewis as United States senator for the state of Illinois. For many years he was president of the National O.I.C. Swine Breeders association. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Elks, Modern Woodmen, B.P.O.E., and Masons. He memorized and quoted fluently the Scriptures, beautiful poetry and gems of literature. Because of his love of knowledge, he accumulated an outstanding library during his lifetime. He also wrote a large number of poems, many of which were published. "Allie" Foster, as he was known to his many friends and neighbors, was endowed with a pleasing personality, genteel manner, and a genuine love for people. Many called him "Friendly Foster."  He was a good neighbor, a prominent legislator, and a sincere friend. With his passing, Schuyler county has lost an individual who devoted the best years of his life, faithfully and well, to the betterment of his fellowman.

Obituary for Francis E. Derry Foster
Death of Mrs. W. T. Foster
  Francis E. Foster, nee Derry, was born in Astoria, Illinois, Feb. 27, 1847, died July 3, 1905, aged 58 years, 4 months, 6 days. She was united in marriage with Mr. W. T. Foster, Oct. 11, 1866. To this union was born five children, 2 dying in infancy. Three survive namely: Clara B. Bryan, Minnie R. Clark and Fairy May Grove. She also leaves a husband, three brothers, John F. Derry, of Kansas, Samuel T. Derry, of Nebraska and Jacob Derry, ???? ???, Ill., and three sisters, Virginia Nichols, of Havana, ?? ? {Mariah Ellen} Parrish, Astoria, and Delitha A. Lett, of Vermont.
  She was converted in the year 1863 and soon after united with the church of the United Brethren in Christ.
  She was faithful and true to the church, a good neighbor, kind mother and a good, christian woman. She was afflicted for many years and bore her afflictions patiently.
  Note: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."
  Note: She is the daughter of Jacob and Mary Sarah Ann Baggett Derry

Obituary for Kenneth D. Foster
Epworth, Iowa
  Services for Kenneth D. Foster, 51, of Epworth, formerly of Moline, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kennis Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, IA. Burial will be in Highview Cemetery, Epworth.    Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday.
  He died Friday from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Platteville, WI. Mr. Foster worked as a general supervisor at John Deere Dubuque Works since moving to Epworth in 1972.
  Previously he was employed at John Deere Plow and Planter, Moline.
  He married Norma E. Wheeler in 1958 in Macomb, IL.
  Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or American Diabetes Association.
  Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Gaye Ann (Mrs. Paul) Gotto, Waukesha, WI; a son Kenneth A., Dubuque; three granddaughters, his mother, Rosa Lee Foster, Macomb; brothers, LeRoy Foster, Albion, Il and Larry and Donald Foster, both of Bushnell, IL and a foster brother, Donald Durga, Ipava, IL.

Obituary for Chloe Baker Fowler
Rushville Times, February 14, 2001, page 13, column 1
Chloe Fowler
  Chloe Fowler, 91, of Rushville, formerly of the Brooklyn area, died Saturday; Feb. 10, 2001, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born Feb. 22, 1909, in McDonough County; to the late Ross E. and Emma West Baker.
  She married H. {Harrell} Mike Fowler May 14, 1925, in Brooklyn.  He died Aug. 3, 1991.
  Surviving are one son, Ronnie Fowler (wife Janice) of Brooklyn; two daughters, Mrs. Donnie (Kathy) Garlick of Macomb, and Mrs. Leroy (Dianne) McClelland of Rushville; a son-in-law, Glen Milby of Bryant; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Alice Baker of Springfield, Mo.
  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jeanette Milby; one infant son; one infant daughter; one granddaughter; three brothers, Vern, Ralph and Bill Baker; and one sister, Nellie McMeins.
  She was a member of the Brooklyn United Methodist Church.  She and her husband farmed.  She also was a rural mail carrier, cooked at the Brooklyn Grade School and Augusta High School, and cared for shut-ins in their homes.  Chloe loved to garden, cook and care for her family.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Burial will be in the Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn.
  Memorials may be given to the Brooklyn United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Lillie May Robertson Fowler
Rushville Times, Thursday, Oct. 5, 1899
NE Dept. - Browning & Vicinity
  Mrs. Lillie May Fowler died at the home of her father, Joel Robertson, Sept. 25, 1899, 21 yrs. 4 mo. 17 da.  She professed faith in Christ in March 1895 and united with the Ridgeville church and has since lived a faithful Christian.  In all of her sickness she bore it patiently until death, relieved her of her suffering.  She was married to 0. F. Fowler Nov. 14, 1897.  To this union 1 child was born which went before the mother to the better land.  She leaves a mother, father and husband, 4 sisters and 2 brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  Funeral services conducted by Rev. S. Robertson were held it the family residence Sept. 27 at 2 o'clock.  Interment in the Ridgeville Cemetery.

Obituary for Oswalt "Oscar" Flavel Fowler
August 27,1930
  Oswald F., second son of Julia and George Fowler, was born in Bader, Sept. 8, 1875.
  November 14, 1897, he was united in marriage with Lillie Robertson, who, with an infant son, preceded him in death in the year 1899.
  On August 15th, after a brief illness, hemorrhage of the brain, having been stricken while at work on the Frisco railroad, he passed away in the hospital at Springfield, Mo., being aged 54 years, 11 months and 7 days.
  He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Hal E. Palmer of Bloomington, and Mrs. Annabel Robertson of Browning, and one brother Claude, of Prairie City, besides other relatives to cherish his memory.
  The body was brought to Browning Friday night, Aug. 22, where funeral services were held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Annabel Robertson, Saturday afternoon, Rev. Rippy officiating.  Interment in the Ridgeville cemetery.

Obituary of Child of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald F. Fowler
The Rushville Times Thursday, April 27, 1899
  The 3 mo. old child of Mr. & Mrs. O. F. Fowler which was ailing all of its brief life, died last Wednesday night. The lifeless little body was followed to the Bader's cemetery by a longer funeral cortege than is common on the occasion of the death of an infant. The sorrowing mother is seriously afflicted with lung trouble.
  Note: This is Quincy Fowler, 3 month old son of Oswalt "Oscar" Flavel and Lillie May Robertson Fowler.

Obituary for Peter Franklin
Rushville Times, October 3, 1928
Peter Franklin Found Dead in Farm Field
  Peter Franklin, employed as farm hand by H. V. Teel on his Crane creek drainage district farm, was found dead in the field shortly after 6 o'clock Thursday evening. He was about fifty-six years of age and lived alone in a tenament house on the Teel farm.
  Last Thursday afternoon Leo Sellers, teacher of the Bond school nearby, and Chester Thompson noted a team of horses standing in the middle of the field with no driver in sight. They went immediately to where the team was standing and found Mr. Franklin dead, lying in a furrow in the field where he had fallen when suddenly stricken.
  Dr. W. F. Justus, county coroner, was notified and he gave permission for removal of the body to Rushville to be prepared for burial. On Friday afternoon Dr. Justus issued a burial permit, after conducting an inquiry at the Hammond undertaking parlor, stating that death was due to heart failure.
  It is a singular co-incident that every member of the immediate family of the decedent has died in exactly the same manner.
  The remains were interred in the Palm cemetery in Woodstock township Saturday morning where brief funeral service was conducted by Rev. O. T. Thomas at the grave.

Joseph Frazier
Rushville Times, August 30, 1923
  Joseph Frazier, a Quincy recluse who was sent to the state hospital several years ago, died last week, leaving an estate of $75,000. He left no will and up to the present time no heirs can be located. Under the law of Illinois, when a person dies leaving no will and where heirs cannot be found, all the property reverts to the state.

Obituary for Elizabeth "Julia" Chlorinda Tomlinson French
Rushville Times, 1932
Funeral Services held Sunday for Mrs. L. French
  Mrs. Lewis French died Saturday morning at her home on East Washington street after a lingering illness.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Everett Chockley, were held from the family residence on Sunday at 2 p.m. o'clock. Interment was in the Sugar Grove (north) cemetery.
  Elizabeth Clorinda French was born near Ripley, Schuyler county, Illinois, January 21, 1868 and departed this life at her home in Rushville September 3, 1932, aged 64 years, 7 months, and 12 days.
  She was united in marriage to Lewis French at Springfield, IL in 1908. One child was born to this union, Loren Cecil, who preceded his mother to the great beyond only three months ago.
  Mrs. French had been a patient sufferer from dropsy for the last ten years, and all that could be done to relieve her suffering was of no avail. The Master called and she fell asleep.
  She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Lewis French; two brothers, James and Samuel Tomlinson; one step-daughter, Mrs. Arthur Tomlinson, and two granddaughters, all of Rushville, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Her father, mother, three sisters and two brothers have all
preceded her in death.
  Note: From: LouAnn Cameron <lspyres@gotricounty.com> "Julie and Elizabeth Chlorinda Tomlinson are the same person. She was the daughter of Samuel B. & Cassandra Clark Tomlinson. Julie was her nickname, at least according to my mom and aunt. I have a copy of the marriage from Sangamon Co. of Lewis French and Elizabeth Tomlinson.
  Death Certificate

Obituary for Wanda A. Peterman French
Rushville Times, December 17, 2003
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Wanda French
  Wanda A. French, 62, of Astoria, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  She was born March 28, 1941, in Rushville, the daughter of James and Leona (Osborn) Peterman.  She married Bernard L. French on July 8, 1960, in Rushville. He survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Kim Oldfield (husband Rob) of Quincy, and Rebecca Patrick (husband Glen Jr.) of Petersburg; one son Gary French of Mr. Sterling, three grandchildren; two brothers, James Peterman (wife Helen) of Rushville and David Peterman (wife Dee) of Astoria and several nieces and nephews.
  She is preceded in death by three brothers, John, Vern, and Glen Peterman; and her parents.
  A homemaker and mother, she first worked at Dennis Hatchery in Augusta.  Later she worked at Motorola in Quincy as an assembler.  She was a hairdresser who owned and operated Kountry Kurl in Astoria for more than eight years.  She enjoyed reading, country music and dancing.
  Funerl services were Saturday, Dec, 13, at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with The Rev. Mary Arnold officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online at woodrobyfe@frontier.net.

Obituary for William "Bill" Lee French
Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 12, 2000, page 15, column 4
William French
  William Lee "Bill" French, 69, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Tulsa, Okla. 
  He was a geologist with Texaco.  He was a native of New Orleans, La., and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Ducks Unlimited.  National Rifle Association, and had worked for Texaco in various locations in the southwest and the Rocky Mountains.  Mr. French was a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.  He was also active in Girl Scouting.
  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Karen Shivley French; brother, George French; and sister, Frances McKown.
  He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janell Sparks French of Tulsa; daughters, Jennifer French of Bedford, Texas, and Jessica French of Edmond, Okla.; and a sister, Marian Bigham of Rushville.
  Funeral services were held Monday, April 10, 2000, at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel in Tulsa.  Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice, the American Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation, or Ducks Unlimited.
  Interment was Tuesday in Tyler, Texas.

Obituary for Margaret E. Katzenburger Fretueg
Rushville Times, April 25, 2001, page 15, column 3
Margaret Fretueg
  Margaret E. Fretueg, 88, a resident of Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the nursing home.
  She was born Jan. 20, 1913, in Brown County, the daughter of Charles and Nancy Thomas Katzenburger.  She married Roy Edward Fretueg on Jan. 15, l930, in Rushville.  [?He died?] Dec. 22, 1994.
  Mrs. Fretueg was a homemaker and, along with her husband, operated the family farm in Brown County for many years.
  She attended Brown County schools and was a member of the Damon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge Township in Brown County.  She was also a member of the Brown County Home Extension, the Rushville Moose Lodge 506 and she was always known as someone who enjoyed helping others.  Mrs. Fretueg also enjoyed wallpapering, camping, country dancing, cooking and spending time with her family and friends, but her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
  Survivors include one daughter, Edna Henry (husband Jim) of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Floyd Katzenburger, Sr., (wife Betty) of Mt. Sterling; two sisters, Malinda Zeisler (husband Karl) of Rushville and Polly Larson of Ripley; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Leslie Fretueg, one infant daughter, Dorris Fretueg, one infant brother, Charles Katzenburger, two sisters, Marie Taylor and Doris Katzenburger, and one half-brother, Frank Katzenburger.
  Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, 2001, in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Roger Simpson officiating.  Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Heritage Manor Nursing Home Activity Fund or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Samuel "Dutch" G Fretueg
Rushville Times, June 6, 2001, page 13, column 3
Samuel Fretueg
  Samuel G. "Dutch" Fretueg, 89, of Galesburg, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living Center in Galesburg.
  He was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Brown County, the son of Delmur and Sadie Armel Fretueg.  He married Louise I. Nelling on Sept. 14, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa.  She died April 20, 1997.
  He is survived by two daughters, Jane Gellert of Winfield and Carol Willhite of Pittsburgh, Penn.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Fretueg of Muscatine, Iowa; and one sister, Lee Jakal of Galesburg.
  He was a carpenter, working for Felix Bengtson Construction Company for 40 years.  He retired in 1977.  He had lived in Rushville for 30 years and in Galesburg for more than 50 years.  He graduated from Rushville High School in 1930.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Galesburg.  He was a member of Vesper Masonic Lodge 584 in Galesburg.
  Services were Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Galesburg with Mrs. Marilyn Anell officiating.  Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America.

Obituary for Ellen Lucille Clanin Friday
Rushville Times, June 20, 2001, page 9, column 6
Ellen Friday
  Ellen Lucille Friday, 53, of Rushville, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at her residence.
  She was born Dec. 9, 1947, in Browning to William Clanin and Bernice Frakes-Clanin, She married Clifford "Pete" Friday March 8, 1964, in Schuyler County.  He survives.
  She also is survived by one son, Thomas "Tom" J. (wife, Diane) Friday, of Bushnell; two brothers, Russell R (wife, Debbie) Frakes of Pleasant View, and Bill (wife, Chris) Clanin, of Lima; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Violet and Evey; and three brothers, Tom, John, and Timothy.
  Services were Tuesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rose Ross officiating.  Burial was in Browning Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lydia Frisby death
Schuyler Citizen, July 27, 1864
  Lydia Fribsy died on 24 July of typhoid fever, age 18 years and 6 months, daughter of C. W. and A. Frisby.

Obituary for Harriet Davis Fry
Rushville Times, December 19, 1907
  Mrs. Daniel Fry, of near Wayland, died Sunday morning of dropsy after a short illness. Funeral services were held at Bethel church Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.; interment at the cemetery close by.

Rushville Times, December 26, 1907
  Died, at her home near Whiteoak, of apoplexy, Mrs. Harriet Fry, aged 62 years. Mrs. Fry was the wife of Daniel B. Fry and was an old resident of this community. She was a faithful member of the M. E. Church. Funeral services were held at her home on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Myers of this place. Interment at the Bethel cemetery. Mrs. Fry leaves to mourn her loss a husband, three sons and two daughters.

Sarah Fry Death
Rushville Times, March 10, 1904
Deaths Of The Week
  Mrs. Sarah Fry died at the home of her son-in-law, David Fry on Monday evening after an illness of several weeks. She was 64 years, 10 months and 29 days old. Funeral services were held at the residence yesterday morning at 10 o'clock and the remains were taken to Sugar Grove (North) cemetery for interment.

Obituary for William "Bill" Fry
Rushville Times, August 22, 2001, page 13, column 1
William "Bill" Fry
  William "Bill" Fry, 64, of rural Beardstown, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  Born May 11, 1937, in Chicago, the son of William Charles and Mary Teresa Jarosz Fry, he married Mary A. Lynch Feb. 19, 1966, in Forest Park.  She survives in Beardstown.
  Surviving also are his mother, Mary T. Fry of New Port Richey, Fla.; one son, William M. Fry (wife Alicia A.) of Bethalto, two daughters, Mrs. Amy Blyth (husband Rev. Kenneth) of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Mrs. Michelle Bossie (husband Joseph) of Roselle; three sisters, Mrs. Allan (Nancy) Manweiler of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Steve (Barbara) Wellin of Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. James (Deborah) Doyle of Oakbrook; and 10 grandchildren.
  He graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, in the class of 1954.  He owned Melrose Auto Repair in Melrose Park from 1965 to 2000, and still owned and operated the Fairway Hills Golf Course in Cass County.  He also owned the Maywood Gun Club for the past 40 years.  He loved duck hunting, fishing, golfing, gardening, and yard work, but most of all loved his family especially his children.  He was a member of the Beardstown Elks Lodge and the Beardstown Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown with Rev. Gary Sproat and Rev. Kenneth Blyth officiating.  His remains will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.  Following the funeral service, his remains will be cremated with a private family service to be held at a later date.
  Memorials have been suggested for the American Lung Association.

Obituary for Alva P Fry-Frye
Rushville Times, April 1899
Ray Department
  Born, last Saturday morning, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fry, twins, a boy and a girl.

Rushville Times, September 1899
Ray Department 
  Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Frye mourn the death of their only son who died Fri., Sept, 1st. The child was a twin, the other being a girl, which has also been quite sick but is much better at this writing. the parents have tile sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. R. Reno on Sat. morning at 10 o'clock; interment at Salem, near Astoria.
   Note: Alva and Alta Fry were born April 15, 1899 and Alva died Septembet 1, 1899.  Both articles are from the Rushville paper.

Obituary for Loletta "Louella" Montooth Fry-Frye
Rushville Times, Mar. 3, 1904
  Mrs. Oscar Fry (Montooth) passed away Tues. Besides her husband she leaves 5 small children and an infant babe only 2 wks. old, her parents and several sisters and brothers. Funeral services were held Wed.

Rushville Times, Thursday March 10, 1904, page 7 column 1; Section: West Oakland
  Again has the death angel visited our community, as the beloved wife and infant babe of Walter Montooth died this (Tuesday) morning. It is indeed very sad, as this is the third one in the Montooth family to die within one week. Mrs. Montooth was a loving wife and mother, a kind friend and a good neighbor, who will be sadly missed in the community. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Ashwood and was at the home of her parents at the time of her death, having gone there March 2d, while her husband attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Oscar Fry. Mrs. Montooth leaves besides her husband two small children, her parents, two sisters and one brother, with a host of friends, to mourn her loss.

Paper, March 17, 1904
  Mrs. Louella Fry, 3rd daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Montooth was born, 5 Oct. 1872 and died 1 Mar. 1904, aged 31 yrs. 5 mo. And 4 days.  She married Oscar Fry, 11 Mar. 1896.  To this union was born 6 children, Lora, Mildred, Alta, Rolland, and a infant daughter.  Alvin died when only a few months old.  She leaves her husband, 5 children, parents, 7 sisters, and 4 brothers.  Interment in Salem Cemetery near Astoria.

Obituary for Louella Montooth Frye
From the Scrapbook of Una VanOrder Wheeler, Fremont, Michigan via Theresa (Dick) Woodring, her granddaughter-in-law, <rwoodrin@ncats.newaygo.mi.us>
Unknown paper, March 1904
Death of Mrs. Louella Frye
  The third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Montooth was born Oct. 5th, 1872, and died March 1, 1904; aged 31 years, 5 months and 4 days.  She was married to Oscar Frye March 11th, 1896.  To this union were born six children.  Lora, Mildred, Alta, Rollin and an infant daughter to survive their mother; Alvin dying when only four months old.  Deceased taught school in this county a number of years.  She was converted  at the Houston church in 1885 under the preaching of George Moore and united with the M. E. church and ever after lived a consistent christian. She leaves a husband and five children, a mother, father, seven sisters, four brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss.  Interment at Salem, near Astoria.
  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Montooth and family and Oscar Frye and family wish to thank their many kind friends who …… {unreadable}

another obit:
  Mrs. Louella M. Fry, of Ray, died Tuesday morning at her home in that place, aged 31 years, 4 months and I day.  Deceased was the wife of Oscar Fry, junior member of the firm of Montooth & Fry.   Death was very sudden.  A husband and five children, four girls and one boy, survive to mourn their loss.
  Funeral services were held this morning in the M. E. church in Ray. 
  Interment in New Salem cemetery.

another obit:
Louella Montooth Fry
  Mrs. Oscar Fry (Montooth) passed away Tues. Besides her husband she leaves 5 small children and an infant babe only 2 wks. old, her parents and several sisters and brothers. Funeral services were held Wed.

another obit:
  Mrs. Louella M. Fry, of Ray, died Tuesday morning at her home in that place, aged 31 years, 4 months and I day. Deceased was the wife of Oscar Fry, junior member of the firm of Montooth & Fry. Death was very sudden. A husband and five children, four girls and one boy, survive to mourn their loss.
  Funeral services were held this morning in the M. E. church in Ray. Interment in New Salem cemetery.
  Note: Last obit found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."

Obituary for June E. Danner Frye
Rushville Times, March 29, 2000, page 15, column 5
June Frye
  Mrs. June E. Frye, 76, of Vermont, died Sunday March 26, 2000, at the Argyle Lake Nursing Center, Colchester.
  She was born June 1, 1923, in Astoria, the daughter of Ross and Estella Clark Danner.  She married Myron Frye on Aug. 22, 1942.  He died Aug. 21, 1973.  She also was preceded in death by one son, Barry A. Frye.
  She is survived by two granddaughters, Sara Frye of Colchester and Mrs. Phillips (Correne) Keefauver of Cold Spring, Minn.; and three great-grandchildren.
  She was the retired postmistress of the Vermont Post Office.
  Graveside services will be Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at the Vermont Cemetery with Rev. Tim Worstell officiating.  Kost Memorial Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Vermont Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.

Obituary for Elizabeth Brothers Swope Fulk
The Illinoian Star, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, Tuesday July 23, 1935; front page column 7.
Mrs. Fulk, 93, Dies In Home, Here Today
Mother of 9 Children, 6 of Whom Survive, Succumbs After Illness.
  Mrs. Elizabeth Fulk, 93, died at 4:30 o’clock this morning at her home at 1105 Monroe Street following
an illness of a month.
  The body was taken to the Cline Funeral Home to be prepared for burial.  Funeral arrangements are
incomplete.
  The deceased who passed her 93rd birthday the first of this month was born in Hanover {York County}, Pennsylvania.  She came to Astoria {Fulton County}, Illinois of the age of 13 years.  While residing at Astoria, she was married to Levi Fulk and hey made their home near Astoria until 40 years ago when they moved to Beardstown to the residence at 1105 Monroe Street which had since been her home.  Her husband preceded her a number of years ago.
Nine Children
  Nine children were born to this union, three of whom preceded her: R. F. Fulk, D. E. Fulk and John G.
Fulk.  The following children surviving are: C. M. Fulk, Littleton {Schuyler County}, Illinois; Rolla Fulk,
Lee, Summit County, Missouri; Mrs. M. R. {Nora Mae} Roudebush near Rushville {Rushville Township,
Schuyler County, Illinois}; Mrs. Anna Sellers, Independence, Missouri; Mrs. {Minnie Florence} Sam
Blimling {Blemling}, Jacksonville, Illinois and Mrs. Nell Hess Roy of Los Angeles, California.  She is
survived by 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
  Two brothers survive, John Swope of  this city {Beardstown, Illinois} and R. J. Swope of Berkley,
California, while 12 brothers and sisters proceeded her.  They were Ed, Dallas, Walter, Jacob, Kathryn,
Jane, Maria and five who passed away quite young.
  The deceased was a faithful member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ in this city {Beardstown, Illinois}.

Rushville Times Obit
  Mrs. Elizabeth Fulk, 93, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at her home at 1105 Monroe Street following an illness of a month.
  The body was taken to the Cline Funeral Home to be prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
  The deceased who passed her 93rd birthday the first of this month was born in Hanover {York County}, Pennsylvania. She came to Astoria {Fulton County}, Illinois of the age of 13 years. While residing at Astoria, she was married to Levi Fulk and they made their home near Astoria until 40 years ago when they moved to Beardstown to the residence at 1105 Monroe Street which had since been her home. Her husband preceded her a number of years ago.
  Nine Children
  Nine children were born to this union, three of whom preceded her: R. F. Fulk, D. E. Fulk and John G. Fulk. The following children surviving are: C. M. Fulk, Littleton {Schuyler County}, Illinois; Rolla Fulk, Lee, Summit County, Missouri; Mrs. M. R.{Jonathan Martin not M. R. - Nora Mae} Roudebush near Rushville {Rushville Township, Schuyler County, Illinois}; Mrs. Anna Sellers, Independence, Missouri; Mrs. {Minnie Florence} Sam Blimling {Blemling}, Jacksonville, Illinois and Mrs. Nell Hess Roy of Los Angeles, California. She is survived by 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
  Two brothers survive, John Swope of this city {Beardstown, Illinois} and R. J. Swope of Berkley, California, while 12 brothers and sisters proceeded her. They were Ed, Dallas, Walter, Jacob, Kathryn, Jane, Maria and five who passed away quite young.
  The deceased was a faithful member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ in this city {Beardstown, Illinois}.
   {clarification by Sara Hemp: Elizabeth Brothers Swope Fulk told her granddaughter, Betty Jean Roudebush Bader that she spent the first night on arriving from Pennsylvania at the house where Betty was born.  That house was in Rushville Township, Schuyler County, Illinois near Christ Neck Church about half away between Rushville and Astoria.  The farm she and Levi had  was just across the field from there.}

Obituary for Levi "Jerry" Fulk
1895, Funeral Notice
Levi Fulk
  Died, Friday morning, May 10, at 2 o'clock; aged 73 years, 3 months and 29 days.  Funeral services will be held at the residence, corner Eleventh and Monroe Streets, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment Oak Grove Cemetery {Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois}.

Beardstown Illinoisan, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois; May 14, 1895; page 1 column 5; at bottom.
  Levi Fulk, a resident on Monroe Street, between Eleventh and Twelfth, died on Friday last at the age of seventy-three years.  He had been failing for some time, but not bedfast until the past few days.
  28th page

Obituary for Charles Maro Fulk/Fulks
Charles M. Fulks
  Rushville - Funeral services for Charles M. Fulks, 81,  retired Littleton twp. Farmer, who died Friday morning at Culbertson hospital here, will be held at 2 p. m. today at the family residence in Littleton.  The Rev. Lester Banning of Littleton Free Methodist church will officiate and interment will be in Littleton cemetery.
  He was born Dec. 23, 1867, at Rushville, the son of Levi and Elizabeth Swope Fulk, and married Nora Langner in 1892.
  Surviving are three sons: Clarence, Lawrence, and Harold Fulks, all of Littleton twp.  Also surviving are four grandsons, two great-grandchildren; a brother, R. L. Fulk of Holt, Mo.; and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Johns, of California, Mrs. Nora Rouderbush {Roudebush} of Ray, Ill., and Mrs. Samuel Bleming of Jacksonville.
  The remains were removed to the Clugsten Funeral home in Industry from the hospital.

Rushville Times, Mar. 3, 1949
Charles M. Fulks, Littleton Farmer, Died Here Friday
   Charles M. Fulks, retired Littleton township farmer, died at the Culbertson hospital, Friday, shortly after 6 a.m. He had been inpoor health three years, and bedfast nine months.
   Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Fulks residence in Littleton, the Rev. Lester Banning of his city officiating. Burial was in Littleton cemetery.
   Charles Maro, son of Levi and Elizabeth Swope Fulk, was born December 23, 1867, in Rushville township, Schuyler county, and passed away at the Culbertson hospital in Rushville shortly after 6 a.m., Rebruary 25, at the age of 81 years, two months and two days. He had been taken to the hospital only the previous evening.
   He was married March 15, 1892, to Nora Langner, who survives and who thru all his illness had cared for him.
   Surviving beside his widow are three sons: Clarence, Lawrence and Harold, all of Littleton; four grandson: Richard, Robert, Reginald and Roger; two great grandchildren: Joyce and Donnie Fulks; one brother, R. L. Fulk of Holt, MO; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Mae Roudebush of Ray, Mrs. Samuel Bleming of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Nellie Johns of California and many other relatives and friends.
   Three brothers: John, Edward and Frank Fulk and one sister, Mrs. Anna Sellars, are deceased.
   Mr. and Mrs. Fulks went to housekeeping in the Ray neighborhood, and moved to Littleton township in 1909, and farmed until ill health caused him to retire. They moved to Littleton in 1937, where he has since resided.
   He was especially interested in books, and all thins of an outdoor nature, such as trees, rocks and astronomy.
   He was a member of the Littleton Free Methodist church.

Obituary for Clarine D. Rohn Fulks
Rushville Times, August 30, 2000, page 13, column 2
Clarine D. Fulks
  Clarine D. Fulks, 83, of Rushville, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at the Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born March 26, 1917, in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County to the late Frank and Minnie Knous Rohn.  She married Richard Fulks Jan. 28, 1955.
  Surviving are one son, Don Fulks of Littleton; one daughter, Mrs. Jim "Joyce" Thrasher of Minier six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Don, James and Amos Rohn; two sisters, Olive Langeland and Marietta Ackman.
  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #4.  She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She had worked for the Mickelberry Packing Company in Rushville.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.

Obituary for Martha "Jeannie" Jane Marquis Fulk
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Mrs. Martha Fulk
  Canton - Mrs. Martha Jane Fulk, 86,  Lewistown, RFD 2, died at 2:10 a. m. Friday in Graham hospital, where she had been admitted about an hour before.  She had been in failing health for sometime.
 Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Sunday in the Murphy Memorial Home.  The Rev. Willis A. Reed, First Baptist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Beardstown.  Friends may call at the memorial home after 1 p. m. Saturday.
 She was born in Plymouth, Ill., on March 25, 1868, a daughter of Solomon and Martha Wright Marquis.  She was married in Lewistown on May 8, 1900 to Daniel E. Fulk, who died in August 1907.
 There survive two children,  Mrs. Maude Cluts and Kenneth Fulk, both of Lewistown, Route 2; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Singleton Marquis, Galesburg; John Marquis, Ray, Ill., are brothers and Mrs. Bessie Krout, Knoxville, a sister.  Three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
 She was a member of Rushville Christian church.

Rushville Times, June 21, 1956
Rites Held in Lewistown For Mrs. Martha Fulks, 88
   Funeral rites were conducted in Murphy Memorial home, Canton, on Sunday June 3, by the Rev. Willis A. Reed, pastor of the Baptist church, for Mrs. Martha Jane Fulks 88, of Lewistown who passed away June 1 in Graham hospital. Burial was in Beardstown cemetery.
  Mrs. Fulks, widow of Edward Fulks was the former Martha Jane Marquis and they were residents of this vicinity before his death a number of years ago.
  Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Howard Cutts with whom she made her home, a son Kenneth, also of Lewistown and several grandchildren.

Obituary for Val Fulks
Val Fulks
  Val Fulks, son of the late Frank Fulks, died Monday at the home of his Mother, Mrs. Sarah Fulks, in St. Louis, in his twenty-third year. He was unmarried and had been afflicted with tuberculosis for the past several months. Deceased was a grandson of Mrs. Mary Billingsley of this city and his uncles, John and Henry Billingsley, left for St. Louis Tuesday to attend the funeral.
  Note: Info wanted on this person.  We think his name is also Roy which is the name given us by another relative.  Sara Hemp <cryssara@merr.com>

Obituary for Charles "Chuck" W. Fuller
Rushville Times, April 4, 2001, page 15, column 1
Charles Fuller
  Charles W. "Chuck" Fuller, 66, of Rushville, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  He was born May 8, 1934, in Moundsville, W.Va., to the late Charles M. and Kathryn Downs Fuller.  He married Carol Ford July 11, 1959, in Old Greenwich, Conn.
  She survives, along with one daughter Mrs. Scott (Sandra) Henley of Rushville, three grandsons; three sisters, Sharon Russell of Wilmington, Dela., Joanne Peck of Yankee Town, Fla., and Donna Schlosser of Blackwood, N.J.; one brother, David Fuller of North East, Md.
  He was a member of the McHenry Moose Lodge, Kiwanis Club and Lions Club, and was past president of the McHenry Chamber of Commerce.  He was assistant manager of Kresge's in Stanford, Conn., worked for Fuller Brush Co. in Wilmington, Dela.; was an insurance salesman with his father for Equitable Insurance in Wilmington, Dela., managed Moskin's Clothing Store in Hammand, Ind., was manager of Osco Drug in McHenry, and was a representative for American Greetings Corporation out of Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a sales "Pacesetter" the last seven years, retiring in December 1980.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley and David Haney officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Richard "Dick" L. Fuqua
Rushville Times, June 21, 2000, page 13, column 4
Richard L. Fuqua
  Richard L. "Dick" Fuqua, 74, of Mt. Sterling, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born March 5, 1926, in Brown County, the son of Charles William and Lillian Grace Sherrer Fuqua.  He married Mary E. Pigg Kinnamon on March 17, 1955, in Schuyler County.  She preceded him in death on May 23, 1966.  He later married Norma Randall Smith on March 14, 1975, in Rushville.  She survives.
  He was a retired farmer.  He attended Brown and Schuyler County schools and was of the Protestant faith.
  He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served his country in the United States Army from 1949-1952,
  He was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post No. 4 in Rushville.  He always enjoyed traveling and fishing and was known to many as an animal lover.
  Survivors include four step-children, Norman "Butch" Kinnamon (wife Ruth Ann) of Carthage, Jane Ann Martin (husband Marion) of Versailles, Cindy Behrends (husband Bob) of Timewell, and Steve Smith (wife Deb) of Beardstown; two brothers, Lozelle Fuqua (wife June) of Rushville and Bill Fuqua (wife Shirley) of Mt. Sterling; two sisters, Vivian Trone (husband Glen) of Walnut and Marian Anderson (husband Glen) of Rushville; seven step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, one step-grandson; one niece and one nephew.
  Funeral services were Saturday, June 17, in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dan Edwards officiating.  Burial was in the Hersman Cemetery with military services conducted at the graveside by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  Memorials are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Hospice, Culbertson Memorial Hospital or to the charity of the donor's choice.




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